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[Per s.s. Arawata at the Bluff.] J London, June 28. £ The commercial treaty at present in ( force between Great Britain and Italy ( will probably be prolonged until March 1 next. June 29. ! The total amount subscribed so far to the funds of the Land League is LB,ooo. The leading members of the League consider that this amount is insufficient to enable them to defeat the landlords, and they ask for further contributions. June 30. Notwithstanding the vigorous measures taken by the Russian Government to suppress Nihilism, the movement continues to spread. A special branch organisation has lately been established with the object of punishing all persons who are discovered acting as spies upon the operations of the party. Public feeling in Italy continues to be greatly excited, owing to the action of the French Government on the Tunisian question, and anti-French riots of a serious character have occurred at Venice. Great efforts have been made by the United States Government during the past year to reduce the national debt, and a reduction of 100,000,000 dollars has been effected. July 1. General Garfield, President of the United States, in taking leave of Sir Edward Thornton, the British Minister at Washington, who has been appointed British Ambassador at St. Petersburg, reviewed the services of Sir Edward, and eulogised him for the zeal which he displayed in engrafting the principle of arbitration upon the international relations. July 3. The Fenian movements in England a'e causing considerable anxiety, and the police authorities are tracing them out with the utmost vigilance. The Fenians have threatened to blow up Hawarden Castle, Flintshire, the residence of Mr Gladstone, and Eaton Hall, Cheshire, the seat of the Duke of Westminster. Earl Cowper, the Lord Lieu--1 tenant of Ireland, has issued an order prohibiting a, meeting which had been projected for the purpose of obstructing sheriff’s sales.

The Empress of Germany, whose health has been improving for the past few days, has undergone a serious relapse, and her condition causes great anxiety at the Imperial Court and throughout the country. At the recent elections in Hungary the Liberals obtained a majority of fifty seats.

The Spanish Government has offered to make important concessions in the Customs duties levied upon imports from England, provided the latter will make a reduction upon the duties now charged upon Spanish wines. The French mission to Abyssinia has been attacked by the natives. A Volunteer rifle match held at Dublin resulted in a victory for the English team, which defeated the Irish by 33 points. A gold medal, presented by the Commissioners of the Melbourne inhibition to the Queen, has been handed to her Majesty by Mr Sandford, the representative of the British Royal Commissioners.

The second volume of Duffy’s work on ;t Young Ireland ” will be ready for publication in November.

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 394, 13 July 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 394, 13 July 1881

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