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(Per Reuter’s Agency.) Hostilities. London, Feb. 21. News to hand from the West Coast of Africa announces that the Ashantees have collected their army and commenced an advance on Sierra Leone, with a view of prosecuting hostilities against ihe colony. Mr. Parnell. Mr. Parnell addressed a meeting at Clare to-day, and exhorted his audience to adhere firmly to the programme of action which had been laid down by the League. The Trouble at the Cape. In the House of Commons to-day Mr. Gladstone, replying to a question, made a statement in which he confirmed the previously announced fact that negotiations had been made through the President of the Orange Free State to bring about, if possible, an honorable understanding with the Boers of the Transvaal. Capetown, Feb. 21. Telegrams from Natal state that Sir Evelyn Wood left Pietermaritzburg with a large body of reinforcements, and made a brilliant reconnaissance in force through the Ingogo district, where the encounters with the Boers have lately taken place. News has been received from Blomfoentein that the Parliament of the Orange Free State has passed a resolution authorising the passage of British troops through the State from Basutoland into the Transvaal. Monetary and Commercial. Consols remain at Adelaide and New Zealand breadstuff's are unchanged at last quotations, viz. : Adelaide wheat, ex warehouse, 495.; New Zealand, ex ship, 445.; Adelaide flour, ex warehouse, 335. Australian tallow—Best beef, quoted at 345. ; best mutton, at 375. 6d. The Wool Sales. At the wool sales to-day 7,909 bales were catalogued, making a total of 45,800 bales offered since the opening. The tone of to-day’s auction was quiet. The ’Frisco Mail. The homeward Australian and New Zealand mails, via San Francisco, were delivered to-day. The Coercion Bill. In the House of Commons to-day, the consideration of the Irish Coercion Bill, in committee of the whole was concluded, and the Bill was reported to the House. The third reading of the measure is expected to be completed without delay.
The Turko-Greek Difficulty. Athens, Feb. 21. Notwithstanding the more moderate tone of feeling in Greece in regard to the frontier question, the Greek Government continues to make active preparations for war, and as a further augumentation of the available forces, the reserves have been called out and are beeing prepared for active service. Constantinople, Feb. 21. In accordance with an understanding come to, the Ambassadors of the Powers in this city have commenced their pourparler with a view to bring about a settlement of the Turko-Greek difficulty.
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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 276, 23 February 1881
LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 276, 23 February 1881
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