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LATEST FROM EUROPE.

■ - [pEDTEB’s xelegbams—cofveight. ] A Grime Confessed. • ' London, Nov. 21. The trials .of prisoners charged with the murder of the Joyce family at Maantrastrta, on the 18th of August last, have been concluded to-day. The jury in each instance found a verdict of guilty, and, sentence of death was passed. The prisoners have confessed the crime, and appealed to the clemency of the-Court. > . Rewards for Bravery. Her Majesty the Queen, at Windsor to-day, . bestowed medals for distinguished service in Egypt on the 4 troops who have recently returned from . that country. ' , '■ Money and the Markets- ■ fi GofUsols are unchanged at 102. Netv"Zealand securities remain at yesXf- fldnJdyV quotations. The market rate of discount has lurther advanced to 4 ' per cent, and the Bank rate to 5 per cent . The, market for colonial - ' breadstuffs and tallow is without quotable change. . The Wool Auctions. ' 1 The November and December series, v’ f of colonial wool auctions opened to4aJ> The catalogue comprised 6,000 L bales. There was a good attendance &"■ of home and foreign buyers, but the Ja f r. .. !

biddings were hesitating, and prices generally were rather weaker. The total quantity to be offered during the series is 103,000 bales. The : actions close on December 13 th, Colonial Indebtedness. London .Nov. 22 At a meeting of the Colonial Institute last evening, Sir Francis Dillon Bell read a paper, in which he admitted that the growth of the public debts of the Australian Colonies, in proportion to their population was abnormal. He maintained, however, that the various loans which have been contracted had been spent in reproductive public works, and that the statistics of commerce of the various colonies were surprising, and that it was to England’s interest to help them with their surplus capital. Sir Saul Samuel, Agent--Gene-ral for New South Wales, said that it was clear that the colonies were well able to pay interest on the loans they had contracted. Socialism in France. Paris, Nov. 21. The French Government is causing stringent investigations to be made into operations and designs of the Socialists in the South of France. . Thirty more Anarchists ■ were arrested yesterday at, Lyons, where a strong military force was*'recently stationed, in anticipation of Socialist Vising.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 800, 23 November 1882

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 800, 23 November 1882

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