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LATEST FROM EUROPE. [pee rbut j’s agency.] Earl Granville c i England’s Policy Towards Egypt. London, Nov. 16. A blue book has been issued containing documents and despatches in regard to Egyptian affairs. Amongst the latter is a despatch by Earl Granville to Mr E. B. Malet, C. 8., British Minister at Cairo, in which the Foreign Secretary points out the aim of the policy of England in regard to Egypt is solely to promote the prosperous condition and liberty of that country. To that end his Lordship especially urges the necessity for the vigorous prosecution of certain needful reforms. Earl Granville concludes by eulogising the efforts already made by Cherif Pasha, recently appointed by the President of the Egyptain Council of Ministers to strengthen the tie between F.gypt and the Porte, which his lordship is of opinion will be the best safeguard against foreign interfere e in Egyptain affairs.

The Blacks and the Boers. The Standard to-day publishes

telegram from Natal stating that Mopoch, one of the leading chiefs in the Leydenburg district of the Transvaal Republic, has declared war against the Boers, and that hostilities may shortly be expected. Monetary and Commercial. Five per cent. New Zealand 1889 L :r has advanced to 104 ; 5 per cent. 1040 loan remains at and 1879-1904 loan, at Adelaide wheat has advanced one shilling per quarter, and is quoted to-day at 575, ex store. New Zealand wheat, ex store, remains at 52s 6d ; Adelaide flour is quoted at 425, ex store, being an advance of is; Australian tallow, best beef, 395; best mutton, 41s.

Taking off the Surplus Population. Alexandria, Nov. 10.

News is to hand from Arabia that cholera has now broken out at Djiddah, an important seaport on the Red Sea, sixty miles west of Mecca, where the epidemic has been raging for some time past. A number of deaths have already occurred at Djiddah, and the mortality at Mecca is stated to be daily increasing.

Bismarck Intel ews the Emperor. Berlin, Nov. 16.

Prince Bisma.L t had an interview yesterday with his Majesty the Emperor It has since transpired dial perfect harmony prevails between the Emperor and the Chancellor with regard to the home policy of the German Empire, and it is now definitely understood that the Prince will not resi ;n. AUST ALIAN. fI'KR REU'j ,l’s AGENCY.] Under Consideration. Sydney, To-day. In the -Legislative Assembly last night, the Attorney-General, in reply to a question, said that the question of instituting a prosecution in connection with the Milburn Creek mine affair, was under the consideration of the Cabinet. The Dread Disease. A child has died of small-pox, and another residing in the same house is smitten with the disease. For the Bluff. Melbourne, Yesterday. Sailed, yesterday afternoon—Ringarooma, for the Bluff. Life Assurance. The annual meeting of shareholders of the National Life Association of Australasia was held here to-day. The report of the directors upon the busim of the year shows that during that peril 3,688 policies have been taken out, the total amount insured by them being L 892,774. The new premiums for the year amount to LjOjiyi. The Te Anau. Melbourne, To-day. Arrived this morning—Union Company’s s.s. Te Anau, from the Bluff.

A Retiring Man,

Mr W. M. K. Yale, who was At-torney-General in the last Berry administration, has resigned his seat for Fitzroy, in the Legislative Assembly, and retires into private life.


The official declaration of the poll was made this morning, at the Comity saleyards. Mr Charles Braddell (the Returning Officer), Messrs Bullock and Hugo Friedlander, two of the successful candidates, and a few repoifcers, and one elector were present. The Returning Officer read the official list, and declared Messrs Tlios. Bullock, W. C. Walker, D. Cameron, J. Jackson, Lambie. H. Winter, C. G. Wright, and Hugo Friedlander duly elected members of the Ashburton County Council. Mr Bullock said he was sorry to see that there were so few present, and that there were only two of the elected candidates at the declaration of the poll. He hoped that the Council would act as well in the future as they had done in the past. He considered the successful carrying out of the water supplies for the plains were sufficient evidences of the Council having the best interests of the electors at heart. He was sorry the Council h.»d not a larger sum of money at their command, but he hoped their funds would be considerably increased when the 20 per cent, of the land fund returned.

A vote of thanks to the Returning Officer, proposed by Mr Bullock and seconded by Mr Friedlander, terminated the proceedings.

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CABLE NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 495, 18 November 1881

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CABLE NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 495, 18 November 1881

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