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[PER REUTER'S AGENCY.] Infernal MacMnes. London, July 24. Six infernal machines, concealed in barrels of cement which formed part of the cargo of the ship Malta, recently arrived" at Liverpool from America, were discovered to-day. On examination they were found to contain charges of dynamite. The police are instituting inquires, but have not up to the present time been able to trace the owners. The War in Afghanistan. Calcutta. July 25. Telegrams have been received to-day from Candahar reporting that Ayoub Khan has endeavored to open negotiations with the Ameer for tjie cessation of hostilities, Abdul Rahman has, however, steadily refused to consider any overtures on the part of his opponent. The President’s Wound. New Yoke, July 25. The medical attendants of the President having decided that it would be necessary to perform an operation to relieve him from the effects of the bullet wound in his loins, an incision was made this morning in his back to facilitate the discharge of pus, with complete success. It is believed that this treatment will materially aid Mr Garfield’s recovery. The President’s Health. Washington, July 24. The news of the relapse suffered by President Garfield has created renewed anxiety throughout Jhe States. Affairs in the Transvaal. Capetown, July 23. Telegrams are to hand from Pretoria, in the Transvaal, announcing that since the conclusion of the draft convention by the Royal Commission a hitch has occurred in further 1 *) negotiations which have been opened between the Commissioners and the Boer leaders. The difficulty, it is feared, may delay the Transvaal settlement. News is also to hand from . Pretoria that the trial has been concluded of the Boers who were arrested and xharged with the murder of Captain Elliott, a British officer, while he was unarmed and a prisoner of war on parole during the war. The jury, which was composed of Dutch residents, has returned a verdict of “ Not Guilty,” and the prisoners have been released.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 405, 26 July 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 405, 26 July 1881