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Summary of News. Auckland, Jan. 12. Tlie Australia made the passage in 19 days 7 hours and twenty-six minutes, including all stoppages. She leaves for Sydney at midnight. She brings the following news San Fuancisco, Dec. 23. Six ladies from the Sacred Heart Convent, Chicago, go to Now Zealand by the Australia to found a Convent of their order there. Over two millions of white fish eggs, forwarded by Mr. Creighton, per Australia, for the Government, were shipped in prime condition, packed in mountain ice. They were brought from Sierra Nevada ranges. Cardinal Manning appeals for subscriptions for relief of the Irish distress, during the coming winter, when hunger and want are expected such as were never known since 1847. An explosion of fire damp in a coal mine near Chemnitz killed 80 persons. At a meeting of Irish sympathisers held in Glasgow a resolution was passed calling for the impeachment of Earl Beacons field and the Marquis of Salisbury. A tenant evicted by Lord Fermoy struck him. with a cudgel-on the stops of the Limerick Club, and felled him to the earth, where he lay insensible some time. His assailant received five years’ penal servitude. In North Ireland the landlords generally are reducing the rents 10 to 20 per cent. War is progressing between the tribes on the west coast of Africa, and the British naval ferce is consequently increased. Heavy floods in the Isthmus of Panama submerged the railroad almost the entire length, flooding out the natives along the line and destroying much property. Passengers from the steamer could not land, and the steamer went to sea to escape a hurricane, which wrecked several vessels in the harbor and destroyed a portion of the Pacific Mail Company’s wharf. 354 passengers, and freight, were delayed. Sixty Mahomodan refugees were starved to death at Sophia. London, Dec. 21. A Calcutta despatch says executions continue in the palace of Mandalay. Five princesses were recently murdered. The Burmese ambassadors are still at the Embassy. Press prosecutions and rioting prevailed at Madrid. Floods in Hungary and Transylvannia have done great damage. Severe frost alone prevented Grosseverdeen and adjacent villages from sharing the fate of Seggedin. Several Transylvanuic towns wore suddenly inundated, many houses falling in. The level country was submerged, and the distress is extreme. Thousands of the inhabitants are fugitives, and many have perished. The famine extends to four provinces of Silesia. Breac riots have occurred in Revenna. The Rev. Arthur Wagner, St. Paul’s Church, Brighton, has joined the Church of Romo. The assassin who fired at the Viceroy, Lord Lyttun, in Calcutta, was a native of Bengal, and has a grievance against the Government. He was recently discharged from Allahabad Lunatic Asylum. The Irish agitation continues unabated. Mr. Parnell delivered a highly inflammatory speech at Liverpool, amounfing to a challenge to Government to arrest him, hut no notice was taken. The Grand Jury at Carrick-on-Suir found an indictment against the accused agitators, who will bo tried at Dublin. Excited meetings have been held all over the country, at which pikemon parade in strong force. No overt act has yet been committed however. Evictions continue. About forty thousand people attended the Hyde Park Sunday demonstration in favor of Ireland. Wesley’s morning Chapel in London was seriously damaged by tire, the frescoed ceiling being irreparably injured. Wesley’s pulpit was saved. Three trans-continental railways in the United States are progressing at the rate of two miles a day. The Northern Pacific will have a terminus in Oregon. De Lesseps has sailed for Aspinwall. General IguatietFs appointment as Russian Ambassador at Rome created great excitement in Vienna Court circles. The political situation is very critical in Madrid. The steamship El Dorado, with ninetyfive passengers and a crew of sixty Lascars, put into Plymouth to repair damage owing to a storm in the Bay of Biscay. The crew were paralysed with fear and abandoned duty, and the male passengers worked thirty hours at bailing, which saved the ship. The Winter Palace at St. Petersburg is illuminated by electric light as a precaution against attacks. Several military officers have been arrested for complicity in attempts on the Czar’s life at Moscow when his baggage train was blown up. The police are powerless against the Nihilists, who are found in the highest social circles of the empire. The Czar has appointed a Commission to consider what reforms are practicable. British funds are being applied to the relief of starving Mussulmans in Eastern Roumelia. The Rhine is frozen, andpeople cross the river on the ice.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 47, 13 January 1880

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 47, 13 January 1880