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Auckland, Feb. 10. The City of New York arrived from San Francisco, via Honolulu, at 5.30 this morning, bringing a cai'go for New Zealand of 187 tons, and 331 bags of mails. Carlo tta Patti is a through passenger by steamer for Sydney. The following is a summary of latest English and foreign news ; Terrific gales have taken place in all parts of Great Britain and Ireland. During the week ending Dec. 31, a heavy storm of rain accompanied by lightning and snow burst over London, and did much damage. The circuit of the gale embraced Ross Castle, Edinburgh, Greenock, Yarmouth, Liverpool, and Plymouth. At the latter place a French barque was lost and eight of her crew drowned. Up to the 31st January the Thames was shrouded in a dense fog for eighteen days, which detained largo ileots of inward and outward vessels. At a railway collision at Southport, Lancashire, throe persons were killed and twenty wounded. Gas properties have recovered much of the ground which they recently lost by the Edison electric light scare. Mr. M'Macarthy, M.P. for Mallow, has resigned, because ho is resolved to have no connection with Mr. Parnell, and is disgusted at the bickerings in the Home Rule party. A number of unemployed laborers plundered bread and meat from shops and stores, and the people in the Comity of Limerick are clamoring for bread. While serving process, the police were violently resisted in Galway and Mayo, the priests at Killarney, Galway, taking the lead, and by ringing the chapel bells, oave notice of the approach of the officers. Serious collisions resulted. Americans, suspected of being Fenians in disguise, have’been arrested. It is now thought certain that Government intend to proceed with the trial of Davitt, Daly, Killeen, and Brennan, for sedition. The distress in the County of Kerry has reached to a state of famine. There is a fresh movement regarding the Channel Tunnel railway, and it is thought it may he completed within the next, ten years. The Queen has sent LSO to the Duchess of Marlborough’s Irish relief fund, which has novv reached LIO,OOO. The Lord Mayor’s fund for the same purpose reached L 2,000 on Christmas Day. The ironmasters of North Staffordshire refuse to take any further orders at current prices. Trade is now in a flourishing condition. Mr. Spurgeon has made an impassioned appeal to the Christian sentiment of English people, endorsing Gladstone’s position, and warns Englishmen that under such tutors as the “Times” a “ Nation of Demons” is being created. Count Schouvaloff has been designated Governor-General of Moscow. The Nihilist agitation has produced a new effect. The peasants being covertly informed that the Czar had issued a ukase directing the landed proprietors to divide their estates among the tillers of the soil, they became impatient, having supposed the order was not to he carried into effect, and rose in every direction on Count Schouvaloff. They seized the castle, sacked it, and expelled all the tenants. The i inters arc said to bo fully armed. The popular indignation in St. Petersburg at the recent attempt on the Czar’s life had altogether died out on account of the reactionary measures of the Government. Russia is equiping a largo army, in the face of her peaceful professions. The to wns of Russian Poland are filled with well armed troops. The Vienna press is of opinion that a collision between Russia and England is inevitable, and they say further, that General Skobeloff recently declared at a banquet that Russia was on the eve of a national war. The Bishop of Manchester has married Miss Duncan, of Bath. The Duchess of Marlborough’s Irish Relief Fund reached L 20,000. A recent article in the “ Times ” indicates a probability of the appointment of Sir Garnet Wolsaley as Commander-in-Chief of India, on his return from the Cape. Lord Penzance issued a fresh citation .against Mr. 31‘Connoclue, the Ritualist, who disregarded the last sentence of suspension. The prospectus of the new Gorman South Sea Trading Company is issued, and the subscription list opened. An ordinance from the Imperial Chancellor, having reference to the undertaking, is published with the prospectus, as calculated to attract shareholders. Prance intends to follow the example of Germany, and give attention t) the development of trade with distant countries. She increases the number of French consulates. i The Cologne “Gazette” says personal] relations between the German and llus-| sian Emperors are an insufficient guarantee against dangerous complications. The Pesth riots have subsided, and tranquillity is restored. A landslip has destroyed a village called Bscalla De Jura in Spain. Many perished .and many were injured and rendered homeless. The Pope declined to canonise Pius IX. immediately, but approved of an examination of his claim. M. Preycinot delivered the programme of the novv French Ministry, and announced prudent measures at home and abroad, and a decisive advance in necesary reforms, and a reduction of taxation. He indicated an adherance to the present customs policy. The extreme Left are dissatisfied. AMERICA. Shearman’s 23,000 Army Bill passed Congress. Parnell’s reception in New York was moderate. His mission is sharply criticised . by the press. Edison’s electric light caused a groat fall in gas stocky Electric light stock is held at °a price giving Edison five million dollars. American and French leading scientists declared the lamp a complete failure, and warned the people against it. Gas stock has since recovered. The Mormons are being deprived of all political rights, and they are negotiating for a home in Mexico. Tiie Peruvian cause is considered hopeless.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 60, 12 February 1880

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 60, 12 February 1880