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[per rbdtbr’s agency.] Monetary and the Markets. London, Deo. 10. Consols have declined to New Zealand securities and colonial breadstuffs are without quotable change. Australian tallow—best beef, 39s 6d, being an advance of is ; best mutton, 435, being an advance of is 6d per cwt. The Wool Sales. At to-day’s wool auction, 7,300 bales were catalogued, making a total of 129,200 offered since the opening. A good demand was experienced. Home Arrivals. Arrived—Ships Glen Ariff, from Oamaru, Sept. 6; Waimea, from Wellington, Sept. 5 ; Araby Maid, from Auckland, Sept. 15. Discontented. London, Dec. 11. The Times to-day publishes a telegram from Afghanistan stating that dissension has arisen among the adherents of the Ameer Abdul Rahman. The discontent is chiefly manifesting itself amongst the Duranie tribes. Nature Aids the Insurgents. Paris, Dec. 12. Telegrams are to hand from Tunis reporting that heavy rains have fallen in that country, causing severe floods in many parts, and that the operations of the French troops against the insurgents are, in consequence, temporarily stopped. Where Will the List End? Vienna, Deo. 12. It is now officially stated that 917 persons who were present at the theatre on the night of the Bth inst. are missing, and it is feared that the total loss of life amounts to that number.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 507, 13 December 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 507, 13 December 1881