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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS.

[Per s.b. Albion at the Bluet.] London, June 6. A plot has been discovered at. St. Petersburg to assassinate the new Emperor of Russia. Twenty Nihilists were caught as they were concluding their plans. The assassins intended to use'firearms. Mr Healy, M.P. for Wexford, one of the most youthful and extreme members of the Home Rule party in the coarse of a bombastic speech bitterly denounced Mr Forster, Chief Secretary for Ireland, as the oppressor of the Irish people, and challenged him to mortal combat m a dusl . to be fought with swords. This proposal has excited general amusement, especially as Mr Forster is well known to*be a member of the Society of Friends. The Khurduh tribes on the border of Armenia and Persia are again exhibiting signs of discontent. The chiefs have thrown off the sovereignty of the Sultan, to whom they were nominally subject, and have proclaimed tribal independence. Fears are entertained of further raids into Persia, and Persian troops are being moved to the border to prevent disturbances. Throughput Armenia general anarchy prevails. London, June B.^ There is increasing terror in Russia, owing to the activity of the Nihilists, and even the army is suspected. It-ha# been considered advisable, under the circumstances, to postpone the coronation of the Emperor. _ Shares in the Glasgow and India Gold Mine, Wynaad, Madras Presidency, have, in consequence o f the successful results obtained, advanced to L2l. Many Land League meetings ih'different parts of Ireland have been prohibited. London, Junp JJ). The men arrested for'rttempting to blow up the Liverpool Town HaH hare been brought before the Police Oourt and remanded. - ‘ > ■

. sO£ the provisions placed on board’the Oriental steamer Lusitania, from Melbourne, the milk perished, but 'the meat arrivedin fair condition* t The game and fruit were [landed in splendid condition. The rioters who were engaged in stoning the police at Cork, have been brought before the magistrate and summarily convicted. ■ ■ -1 1 - A great comet is reported to hate lateen seen at Kimberley, - Transvaal,"?South Africa.

LONDON, June 11. Another shook of earthquake haafieen experienced in the Island- of- Chios,' hear the coast of Asia Minor, Where a oaltUnitdus earthquake took place on the 7 10th of ApriMast. London, JtmelS. A daring attempt has been made to rescue the prisoners McGrath and Kevett, the, Fenians who are confined in Liverpool Gaol, charged with attempting to"blowap the Liverpool Town Hall with dynamite. The warders had previously received an alarm, and when the mob assembled in front of the prison, they made their appearance armed. The would-be rescuers, numbering about 300, finding that preparations had been made to resist an attack, retreated. The military have been called upon to guard the prison.

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 375, 21 June 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 375, 21 June 1881

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