NEWS BY THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL.
There is one more chance for the Knowsley Hall. H.M.S. Comus visited , the Crozets and St. Paul’s Island, and found no traces, but Captain Shaddish of the Vancouver, reports that while passing Amsterdam Island on Dec. 16 he saw lights there. The Admiralty have sent H.M.S. Raleigh to examine the Island. It is frequented by seal, and fish are plentiful; but fresh water is scarce. The Emperor of Germany, addressing his Generals on the anniversary of his birthday, said he believed he was able to assure them that they would have no more opportunity of putting in practice' their military knowledge, all fear of war having apparently passed away for the present. J ules Strasser, a cashier of the Rothschilds, has been arrssted for embezzlement. Ho lost 400,000 florins in speculations on the Bourse. His brothers have also been arrested.
The Italian bandits captured the Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, but liberated him on payment of a heavy ransom. The amount paid to the Greek bandits for the ransom of Colonel Synge was L 120,000 (?). Col. Synge is unmarried, and therefore the statement that his wife shared his captivity is untrue. A dispatch from St. Petersburg, dated April 10th, says Prince Gortschakoff, is dying. There was great excitement and delight in Constantinople at the result of the English elections. Greeks, Armenians, Bulgarians and Christians rejoice at the result.
Pour thousand Kurds, pressed by famine, descended recently from the mountains on the town of Mardum, in Asiatic Turkey, and plundered and murdered a number of priests and nuns. The American Horae Committee of the United States Congress has decided to place on the free-list “all manufactured paper, wool, flax, and all other fibrous plants fit for manufacturing paper.” Edison and C. Adams have invented a method by which they can extract a greater amount of gold from the rejected residue of auriferous quartz, or sand, than is obtained by the present process from (he virgin rock, delivered fresh from the powerful triturition of the crushing mill. Mr. Dion Boucicault has been arrested in New York, in a divorce suit brought by his wife. She charges him with adultery continued through many years with an actress named Catherine Rogers, otherwise Mrs. Davies.
The San Fiancisco Board o£ Supervision, the clergy, and the author Salem Morse, (formerly of Melbourne) are wrangling over a Passion Play which the latter wishes to produce, similar to that at Obergammau. The clergy fight against vehemently. Morse is a Jew.
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