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(Per Renter's Agency.) Hides. London, March 24. There is little inquiry for best sides of Australian hides, and prices are an eighth of a penny lower. The Wool Sales. At the wool sales to-day, 9,000 bales were catalogued. The tone of the market continued firm. 21,000 bales have been withdrawn from the sales since the opening. British Troops in Candahar. A motion similar to that recently passed by the House of Lords in favour of the retention of the British force at Candahar is now being debated in the House of Commons. Russia’s Policy in Central Asia. In the House of Commons to-day, a question was put to the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, with the object of ascertaining whether the Government were in possession of information as to the intentions of the Russian Government in regard to Central Asia. In reply, Sir Charles Dilke stated that the Government had learned that one of the first acts of the Czar Alexander HI. had been to definitely recall General Skobeloff, and order the permanent cessation of hostilities against the Turkomans.

Ordered to Return. It is announced that orders have been telegraphed from the Horse Guards to General Sir Frederick Roberts, at the Cape, instructing him to return to England without proceeding to the Transvaal, in accordance with the instructions issued to him on his departure from England.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 303, 26 March 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 303, 26 March 1881

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