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[Per City of Sydney at Auckland.]

[by telegraph.] London, Nov. 30.

An extensive conflagration in Boston resulted in the destruction of property to the value of half a million of dollars.

The Australian clipper Dundee while proceeding down the Thames ran down a yacht off Gravesend and caused her to sink. Seven occupants of the yacht were drowned. A slight difference exists between Boyd and Hanlan with regard to the locality of their sculling contest for the Championship. Hanlan insists on rowing on the Thames, and Boyd on the Tyne. [Per s.s. Arawata, at the Bluff.] London, Nov. 21. Hopes are entertained that a general rising of the Transvaal natives will be averted. Many Kaffir tribes which showed a disposition to attack the Boers are now becoming quiet. Atrocious outrages continue to be frequently perpetrated in the disaffected districts in Ireland, and a painful feeling of alarm prevails amongst the law-abiding portion of the inhabitants. In consequence of the Irish juries persistently refusing to convict in well-estab-lished cases of outrage, the B-itish Government, it is expected, will shortly suspend the operation of jury law in Ireland

Mr Bourko, the rom esentative of the British and I)utch holders of Turkish bonds at Constantinople, has appealed to the British Government to help him in arriving at a satisfactory settlement with the Porte, by throwing their weight and influence against the Russian proposals, which threaten to render a settlement beneficial to bondholders impossible.

The pistol with which Lefroy murdered Gold in the first-class railway carriage has been found in Balcombe tunnel. The Culzean, 1,633 tons, belonging to Kerr, of Greenock, has been wrecked at Jura Sound, amongst the Hebrides. Twenty lives were lost. An attempt has been made to murder the President of the Republic of Venezuela, General Blanco. The assassin failed in his object. The coasting steamer Columbia has been wrecked with a loss of thirty-two lives.

A Nihilist plot to destroy the Emperor’s palace at Gatchina has been discovered. The plan proposed was to load a balloon with dynamite, and cause it to descend on the palace. Several arrests have been made.

Russia demands the territory of Armenia and the right to collect the Armenian taxes, as a lien for the indemnity payable by. Turkey. If these

conditions are agreed to, she will guarantee the remainder of the empire. The Times , commenting on the letter which it has recently published apropos of the reported annexation of Raratonga by France, maintains that the treaty between that country and Great Britain interdicts the former Power from acquirihg such possession. The Times further condemns annexation by European Powers in the Pacific, and censures English jealousy of other European States. TheNihilistshave attempted to assassinate General Poohervine, the officer in command of the Czar’s body guard. Guiteau, in his defence, has declar \ that the shootittg of President Gariy, was suggested by the newspapers, and - hat he was inspired to commit the deed by the Deity. O’Donnell, the member for Dungarvon and vice-president and hon. secretary of the Dish Home Rule Confederation in Great Britain, is assisting Sir Samuel Wilson in his canvass for the teat of Londonderry County. Count Yon Moltke, Chief Marshal of the German Empire, has resigned be command of the German army. Galfrook Lighthouse, in Bantry Bay, on the south coast of Ireland, has been destroyed. : London, Nov. 24. The strike among the potters _in Staffordshire still continues. Thirty thousand of them are now otifc of work, all attempts at reconciliation between the masters and men having hitherto failed.

In consequence of the heavy rains that have lately been experienced the rivers in Buckinghamshire have overflowed their banks and flooded the adjacent country. Great damage has been done to farmers and others.

A serious railway accident occurred near Savannah, the chief city of the State of Georgia, owing to a train into another. Several passengers were killed, and a number injured. A railway collision took place near Dundee, Scotland, causing the death of several persons, and more or less injury to a good many others-. . An excited condition of feeling still exists in Ireland) and among the other outrages perpetrated that of incendiarism is becoming prevalent. Hi Lodghrea, a market town of some importance near Galway, iWo houses were set on fire, the circumstance in connection therewith pointing clearly to a deliberate attempt to destroy the buildings. The Dockyard Church at Sheerness, one of the provincial Naval arsenals situated on the Island of Sheppey, at the junction of the Medway and Thames, was destroyed by fire yesterday. The conflagration j took place during divine service, aiid in the rush that, ensued to escape from the burning building, and the subsequent attempts to extinguish the flames, several lives were lost. . . An excited state of feeling exists in Limerick, and the authorities have deemed it necessary to take stringent precautions to prevent any disturbance. A vigorous search for arms is being prosecuted by the Constabulary, and considerable numbers of concealed weapons have been seized.

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 501, 6 December 1881

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LATE EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 501, 6 December 1881

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