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(Per s.s. Te Ana w, at the JJlaff.) London, Fob. 11. The continued preparations for war made by Greece against Turkey have excited a very embittered feeling in Constantinople, and the Sultan is pressed to ‘ iesort to active measures of hostility by the expulsion of the Greek residents in Turkey. The ambassadors of the Great 'Powers are trying to dissuade the Porte from takipg this step, and are endeavoring tp bring about an amicable settlement of tire frontier difficulty, but with little hope of success. .. Feb. 16. The United States Government have 'decided to strictly enforce the Federal 'laws against illegal practices which are maintained by the Mormons in Utah. .Proceedings have been taken against the •on of Brigham Young, the deceased prophet, and he has been indicted at Salt take for bigamy. . There are suspicions of a contemplated general rising in Ireland,- and extensive precautions are being taken by the military and police authorities in order to prevent the anticipated outbreak. The Irish Land League' proceedings are discountenanced by the French Government. ■ Mr Parnell has issued a manifesto addressed to the Irish Land League. He •ays that it is his intention to remain in London, and states that the support to be expected from the United States depends on the stand which would be made in Ireland. He announces that he will continue his resistance to" ’the’ Coercion Bill, and recommends a junction of the English Democrats with the Irish. Nationals. He enjoins Irish tenants to continue to exercise passive resistance against the payment of rents, by which means they will secure victory, peace, and prosperity. ' Feb. 17.

'War betweeri I Thtkey and Greece appears every day ifloite imminent, and it is feared that hostilities will inevitably break out iix the spring. . r jßoth countries manifest a bellicose feeling. Turkey’has massed 100,000 troops on the Greek frontier. 1' ; ’ Feb. 19. ? Mr. Parnell has left London for Dublin in order to confer with the Land League. He afterwards proposes to proceed without loss of time to .Paris, where, it is supnifed, he has relations with Stephens 'ima dther Fenian leaders. , 'Th’e position; of affairs in- Afghanistan is regarded with much anxiety by the Indian authorities. The power of Abdul Rahman, the new Ameer, is considered by no means well - -established, some of the principal tribes refusing to recognise him. . Intelligence has also been received that a bitter qaairel r; hak broken 1 out between the Ameor!n adherenta and the Heratees, who. pio incdined, to support the pretentlpns of" Ayoub. ‘ Hoetilities are likely to bhiue.^'V* Owjng failure of the harvest, inhabitanta of Silesia South, in the eastern province of Prussia, have been reduced to great destitution, and prompt efforts are being made by the Imperial authorities to TeKnve jthe distress -of the people, The Canadian budget has been delivered by the Treasurer of the Dominion Parliament at Ottawa. No important chahgu ih taxation is made, Jhe principle dif T 'protection 1 of native industry being faithfully adhered to. Hanldn y and Lkycock ' have both published farewells to the people of England, ilil Sfrhnshthey ackno w ledge with gratitude the appreciation which has been shown of by them in the competition rowing for the, championship, and speaks in high terms of the prowess tidtibifedliy, the fiber. ■. Hanlan returns to Canada ihunediately. There has been a' decline in the sugar further fall of 6d per cwt having ta&eia place. The Man inis of Hartington has stated tiyit ff it ban be proved'that the retention of Ctodaiiar would add to the stability of the Triiliiin . Empire, the British would re, COrtsider the proposed evacuation| but at ffie,'stone time he doubted if such proof be afforded. . condemned Mr Parnell fel*’ dorifemng vtith M. Rochefort, r^'cbmpa^yhas been started for carry-., telephone communication in Aus--Th the deciding course for the Waterloo Coursing Cup, Mr Miller's Princess Dagjjjiiir beat Mr Brocklebank’s Bishop, and tiriih' , tiie 11 Cfip. ' Lord WUham Pitt Lennox, son of the fourth Duke of Richmond, and author of “Fifty years’ Biographical Reminis-and-other works, has died, in his eighty-second year. I- The importation into Prance of American pork and bams has been prohibited.

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LATE EUROPEAN ITEMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN ITEMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881

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