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Auckland, Nov. 18. Arrived —Zealandia, with the San Francisco Mail. SUMMARY OF NEWS.

One English Railroad Company has sold, on American account, thirty thousand tons old iron rails, at £4 per ton. In consequence of outrages by roving bands of Ribbon men, in Ireland, Government have ordered two squadrons of cavaliy, and one company of infantry to be stationed at Ballinrobe and Castlebar.

The Duke of Beauford desires English farmers to raise cattle, as they cannot complete with the American grain growers. Count Shonvaloff, the Russian Ambassador, waited on Lord Salisbury by instructions from his Government, to broach the question of settlement of the Afghanistan question. Russia proposed that she should have, jurisdiction.

The Sepoy barracks at the British Residency, Mandalay, have been destroyed ; they were unoccupied. The head constable of Liverpool has issued, a notice warning proselytes to Mormonism wbo intend emigrating to America, that they would subject themselves to fine and imprisonment through the practice of polygamy. Numbers of converts are leaving England for Salt Lake City. Earthquakes are of frequent occurrence in Southern Hungary. Russia and Austria demand satisfaction for insult toConsuls-General at Salonica.

The Pope contributes 6000 francs to the Spanish Flood Relief Fund. General Cialdini, the Italian Ambassador in France, has resigned. The Prussian Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs was forced to resign, owing to his attempt to introduce religion into schools. England refuses to discuss the Afghan question wdth Russia. Russia has undertaken to protect Chinese merchantmen against Japanese men-of-war in any war that may break out between the two countries.

Rossuth says that a Fran co-Russian alliance is inevitable. Small pox prevails in some parts of Canada to such an extent that the public schools have been closed. Two hundred deaths are reported. The Mercantile Mutual Company, one of the oldest marine of offices of New York 1 as voluntarily withdrawn from business

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRAN. CISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 24, 20 November 1879

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