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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS.

[Per s.s. Einoarooma, at the Bluff]. London, Feb. 21. Under instructions from the Imperial Government, Cetewayo, the ex-king of Zululand, who since his capture has been kept in honorable confinement at Capetown. will be released shortly, under conditions of liberty that will prevent his interference with the settlement of affairs in Zulu territory. The strike among the coal miners of Lancashire for an increase of wagee is* terminating. Employers have steadily resisted the demand, and the miners, after enduring much suffering, are gradually resuming work on the old terms. Feb, 22.

Intelligence has been received from the Gold Coast concerning the advance of the Ashantees, and is of a disquietihg nature. The number of the Ashantee army is. stated at about 90,000. Instructions _ have been given to despatch reinforcements to Cape Coast Castle, and lir the I meantime the British will act strictly on the defensive. Feb. 23. It is supposed that the Government will abandon the Bill placing restrictions upon the possession of firearms, which has been introduced into the House of Commons, as a portion of the legislation ’ in regard to Ireland. Mr Parnell, who is going from place to., place in Iceland addressing people, has 1 * withdrawn a portion of a speech •he recenty delivered containing seditious _ matter. The Government are watching ' for legal proofs to enable them to arrest, him. . ■ An influentially attended meeting-htts been held in London in opposition to the proposal of the Government to abandon 1 ' Candahar. : The Pope has issued a manifesto, m ‘ which he says that the Church is being attacked everywhere, and that the new perils which assail her are serious. ? Feb: 24. The democrats in America are inAugurv ating a Free Trade agitations iT Archdeacon Dunbar’s wife is suing for a divorce from; her husband, f ‘ lna-P

Messrs James Lyall and Co., merchants, of East India avenue, Leadenhall street, have failed for L 250,000. ; ; The proposal to hold an International n . f Exhibition at New York in 1863 ■ hangs. /; fire. A site has been secured in the immediate vicinity of the city, but the — public have not responded to the scheme for raising the necessary 'funds -by the issue of debentures. General Grant, in -- an address delivered by 1 him bn the SUb- | ject, has expressed his great regret atth& ,y apathy displayed, and appeals to' the people of the United States to do their utmost to successfully carry rout the project. The authorities of the , University of Cambridge have resolved upon extending - - the privileges of the University to woipqn. Hitherto females- have been allowed dp pass examinations in connection with the University, and obtain certificates, -but' ■ have not been permitted to graduate. Under the . newly-issued regulations the restriction is abandoned, and women may - become graduates.,. Intelligence, has been received of ■, a , : destructive earthquake in the Azores. Several lives were lost, and a large amount .< of property destroyed. Feb. 26.-- V Mr Parnell has had an interview with' ; Cardinal Guilbert, Archbishop of Paris. -• A Fenian named Devohg has seht a ’ cable message from America threatening " to kill Sir Wm.- Yenion fiarcourt. . In connection with the peace negotiations between the ■ Government at the Cape and the Baautos, the Imperial Go- t vernment have telegraphed to Sir Her- __ cules Robinson resetting that thb - colonial authorities areiab. severe in. their demands upon the Basutos. It is believed that the -sanguinary war that has so long been waged between r } Chili and Peru has been brought to a * close. The terms of peace, it is,reported, have been arranged between the bellige* rents. ;'[ The American bankers condemn the new Funding Bill. There is a semi-panic in New York. n •»

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 287, 8 March 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 287, 8 March 1881

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