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The Sbah of Persia is visiting the Czar. Mount Vesuvius is threatening an eruption. M. Tisza, the President of the Hungarian Ministry, threatens to resign unless the Army Bill be adopted. The Boulangists have adopted M. Boull, a stone mason, ar a candidate. A cordon of detectives is stationed round Boulaoger's residence. It is estimated that the French vintage will, be i3o,ooo,ooogals m excess of that of last year, and i76,000,000ga1s below the average for the past twelve years. The trial between 1 Hamburg and Australia has increased enormously. It is reported that German-Australian steamers will cease to call at Antwerp for the future. Kiirain is shuffling over the terms of his fight with Sullivan. The "Wiener Tagblatt" declares thet General Menabrea, Italian Ambassador at Paris, told M. Goblet that Italy would blockade Tunis if France enforced the decree of the Bey of Tunis, providing for the use of the French language m Tunisian schools, and the inspection of those schools by the French authorities, and that thereupon the French Government practically promised that such a decree would not be enforced* The Supreme Court of New York has ordered the charter of the Sugar Company to be forfeited, on the ground that it ceased to be a corporate body on joining the Sugar Trust. The Press agrees that the principle thus laid down is the death blow to the system of huge Trusts lately initiated. A terrific fight took place at San Francisco, between Mulholland, the champion lightweight of Australia, and Mahon, a local lightweight, for the championship of the Pacific. Eightynine'desperate rounds were contested, after which the referee declared it a draw. Both men received severe punishment.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2035, 12 January 1889

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EUROPEAN NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2035, 12 January 1889