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[Per s.s. Wakatipu, at Wellington.] London, April 27. Emile Girardin. the well-known French journalist, is dead. A terribe accident, occurred on board the warship Manus at Wilhemshaven. While the artillery were practising a shell burst, and 26 persons were either killed or wounded. The proposed remissions of duty on silver plate, announced by Mr Gladstone in his Budget speech, have been abandoned. The Czar of Russia has congratulated Prince Gortschakoff and the St. Petersburg!? police for the action they took in bringing to justice the persons concerned in the assassination of the late Emperor, and has presented them with; portraits of himself set in diamonds. London, April 28. The Bey of Tunis, terrified at the active proceedings of the French Government, and at the hostile attitude of his own people, has surrendered to the invaders. It is likely that hostilities will cease .unless the Tunisians show a dis? position towards further resistance. At the half-yearly meeting of the Orient Steamship Company, the report was adopted. No dividend was declared, and the Directors agreed to forego a part of their commission in order to make up the require, sura to bo, carried' ty the credit ,of the reserve fund. Sir Thomas Elder’s horses, from South Australia, have arrived in excellent condition. The Right Hon. ; t W, E. Gladstone has addressed a circular letter to the Roman Catholic Bishops of the United Kingdom, in which he intimates that , he cannot agree to make the change they require in the Irish Land Bill, which would, he says, give the Bill an entirely new character. .; > ; Edward Miall, proprietor and editor of the Nonconformist, is dead. He was 72 years of age. 1 Heavy floods have occurred in the Missouri river, causing great destruction to property. The amount of damage is estimated at 4,000,000d015. In consequence of the threatening attitude of the Boers, British troops again occupy Potchefestroom, in the Transvaal. A bailiff in Galloway was roasted till he promised to resign his position. The Jewish agitation in Germany continues. Houses are being sacked and the Jews illused.

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LATE EUROPEAN ITEMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 340, 10 May 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN ITEMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 340, 10 May 1881

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