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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS.

[Pek Wakatlpx/ at Wellington.] Galle, Nov. 23. The German steamer Europa, which left Melbourne on the 2nd instant with, a.. cargo of 8,191 carcases of sheep and 989 packages of butter, shipped for the London C market by the Australian Frozen Meat Export Company, arrived at Galle last night, after an excellent passage of twenty days. On examining the refrigerating ■ chamber it was found that the meat and butter were in splendid condition. Throughout the voyage the new freezing machine, constructed by Messrs Robinson Bros., worked most satisfactorily, the temperature in the chamber being easily maintaiued 10 degrees below freezing point, even without working the machine continually. London, Nov. 21. There was considerable excitement caused among the British residents at Constantinople, owing to the arrest of J. H. Fawcett, the British Judge and Con-sul-General. On the fact becoming known a band of London boys, numbering fourteen, armed themselves with staves, and broke into Mr Fawcett’s place of detention and liberated him. The afiair made a great noise in the Turkish apital. Howard, Smith and Sons have contracted for the supply of two new steamships, of 3,000 tons register each, to be employed in the Australian coasting trade. London, Nov. 22. The assassian Guiteau continues to betray extreme anxiety about his personal safety. The utmost possible precautions have been adopted by the authorities to

prevent any further attempts on his life. The Government continue to pursue a firm policy in Ireland, and further arrests of seditious orators have been made. The Irish suspects imprisoned by order • of. the Government under the Coercion Act have been put upon prison diet. Hitherto the funds of the Irish Land League have.been' employed in supplying them with food.' f : It was, however, found to be a heavy drain upon the funds, which have now been relieved of the expenditure. ; Last night, while the Italian Parliament > was sitting, a Sicilian entered the chambers and threw a loaded revolver _ at the head of the Premier. The weapon grazed his face, but inflicted no serious injury, and did not explode. The affair created a painful sensation in the room. London, Nov. 23. The annual meeting of. the Royal Colonial Institute was held yesterday. The Duke of Manchester presided, and delivered an important address on Australia, detailing his experiences while in the colonies, and giving his views upon their condition and prospects. He doubted if the export of wheat from the colonies would be profitably or satisfactorily carried on for some years to come. With regard to free selection, his Grace said it was a doubtful success. He referred specially to the policy of free selection before the survey in New - ‘ South Wales, and said that though the, efforts made by the authors of that policy were well meant, the effect had been to inflict an injury on squatters. ; ‘ The Spanish Cortos has passed a Bill, authorising the Government to undertake/ in conjunction with France, the cin; structipn of a tunnel through the Pyrenees _ mountains. . i

An important libel action, Clement Scott v the Referee newspaper, arising out of .the : comments made in the_papec - respecting Scott’s connection with the will of the late Adelaide Neilson (under which her property and effects were bequeathed to Admiral Glyn) has terminated. . The - ■ iury gave a verdict for the plaintiff damages L 1,500. London, Nov. 24 : An animated tone prevades the wool market, and the English and Scotch manufacturers are buying large quantities oi - the staple. : The tide of emigration to America has largely increased. New York is already overcrowded with immigration from the United Kingdom, and as there is a dearth of employment for farm laborers, privations are feared among the new arrivals. Riotous proceedings took place at an election meeting at Londonderry. Several arrests were made. The Moslem inhabitants of Cyprus, are indignant at the desecration of' tombs by the Greeks, and riots are imminent. The Chilians have kidnapped the President of Peru, and carried him off to Santiago. This has caused an angry feeling on the part of the U.S. Government.

General Lynch, commander of the Chilian forces, has placed Senor Pedro Jose Calderon, President of the Peruvian Republic, under arrest. Senor Galvez, the Peruvian Foreign Minister, has communicated with the Chilian Government, protesting against this arbitrary proceeding, and Mr Blaine, Secretary of State for the United States, has also communicated with the Chilian authorities, prohibiting a continuance of the President’s detention, and ordering hi» ‘ release. The Irish party are retaliating upon the Liberals by forcibly stopping their meet*

lags. E sCbay 3 h*vn stopped meetings, at Newcas^ftahdJMfrryteborne.. <>.• Jrv.•>.•...• London, Nov. 2a Sir J; ; ' : Ale*ander Macdonald, Premier of Canady,, delivered an important speech at Torfli|tQ, : ip. .which he ridiculed,the, idea o£.dhftsfed»raticn of the Canadian Empirair]|T - Intelligence has been .received of the wreck of the ship Jura, with the loss of twanty lives. The Jura was a sailing vessel of 1,199 tons, built at Glasgow in 1875. / " it. .-r

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 508, 3 December 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 508, 3 December 1881

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