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[REUTER’S TELEGRAMS —COPYRIGHT.] Money and the Markets. London, Dec. 14. The total reserve in notes and bullion in the Bank of England is Lx 1,300,000. The proportion of reserve to liabilities, 41 per cent. The Bank rate of discount remains at 5 per cent., and market rate, 3 y 2 . Consols have advanced to The markets for colonial securities and produce are unchanged. Chancellor of the Exchequer. London, Dec. 15. ' It is officially announced that the Right Hon. H, C. E. Childers has assumed the position of Chancellor of the Exchequer, vice the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, resigned. (Received Dec. 1(5, 1.20 p.m.) Rig Failures> Several large" failures are reported in the tin plats trade, the liabilities in some cases being extensive. A Self-accused Murderer. William Westgate, who confesses to participation in the Phpenix Park murders of last ¥ay> has arfivpd at Plymouth from Jamaica. He is apparently an imbecile, Executed. The three men who were sentenced to.death for the murder ot the Joyce family at Mantrasna, Connemara, in August last, were executed to-day. An Expedition Abandoned. Paris, Doc. 15.

The proposed expedition to Tonquin has been abandoned owing to the division of opinion in the Cabinet as to the necessity for the establishment of a French protectorate over the territory. The discussion in the Cabinet

has led to the resignation of Admiral Purgulberry, Minister of Marine. The Suez Canal. Berlin, Pec. 14.

The North German Gazette announces, in an article to-day, that communications have recently passed between England and other European powers regarding the Suez Canal, and that the British Government proposes to ensure the maintenance of the neutrality of the canal by the establishment of a joint European protection.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 820, 16 December 1882

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 820, 16 December 1882

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