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[REUTER’S TELEGRAMS —COPYRIGHT.] Wheat and Wool. London, Dec. 8. The total quantity of wheat afloat for Great Britain is 2,130,000 quarters. The wool sales have closed ; 120,000 bales were sold during the series, and 17,000 bales were held over for the next auctions. The sales terminated with good competition and with prices firmly maintained. The Wood Street Fire. It has been ascertained that the damage resulting from the Wood .street fire is not so great as it was at first thought. The loss is not expected to exceed one million sterling. The premises of Messrs Rylands and Sons, Limited, Manchester warehousemen j Messrs Sargood, Son and Co., warehousemen; and Messrs Silber and Fleming, warehousemen and manufacturers, have been completely burnt down. The other premises in the block are not totally destroyed, but have suffered serious damage. The Liberal In. The election for the vacancy in the representation of Liverpool in the House of Commons took place to-day, and resulted in the return of Mr Smith, Liberal, by a majority of 370 over Mr Forwood, the Conservative candidate. Tonquin. Paris, De™. 9. In the Chamber of Deputies to-day, M. Duclerc, Premier, stated with reference to the proposed establishment of a French Protectorate over Tonquin, that a sum of nine million francs would be required to carry out the project, and announced that he would shortly ask the Chamber to authorise the appropriation of that sum to defray the expenses in connection with the ex. pedition.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 815, 11 December 1882

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 815, 11 December 1882

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