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[per redter’s agency.] England and France Agree to Hold the Reins. London, Dec. 31. The Times to-day publishes a telegram from its Paris correspondent, stating that England and France have agreed to an identical note, undertaking to guarantee order under the Khedive’s authoriay in the event of an outbreak occurring in Egypt. A New Appointment. '■ It is officially announced that Sir Henry E. Bulwer, K.C.M.G., at present Governor of Barbadoes and Windward Islands, has been appointed Governor of the colony of Natal. The English and French Treaties. London, Jan. 1. It"has transpired that in the course of the negotiations which have been proceeding at Paris between the British and French Commissioners regarding the proposed new commercial treaty, Gambetta has finally offered certain abatements on the duties proposed to be levied on British woollens and cottons. The reductions were, however, deemed by the English delegates to be inadequate, and Sir Chas. Dilke has in consequence returned to London. His colleague, Mr Cross, however, remains to discuss certain technical details of the French proposals. In conseqU®Cpe of the phase which the treaty negotiations have assumed, it is now generally believed that it is hopeless to look for any agreement being arrived at between England and France.

A Protest from the Press. Sr. Petersburg, Dec. 31. The Journal De St Petersburg publishes an article in to-day’s issue in which it protests against the tributes received by the Porte from Bulgaria and Roumelia being assigned for the payment of claims of foreign^bondholders. The Journal adds that Russia claims priority in the disposal of such revenues for the payment of the war indemnity, in accordance with the clauses of the Treaty of Berlin. Garfield’s Murderer. Washington, Dee. 30. The trial of Guiteau for the murder of President Garfield continues. The evidence that is now being taken is in favor of the prisoner’s sanity.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 524, 3 January 1882

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 524, 3 January 1882