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SUMMARY OF NEWS. Auckland, July 27. The City of Sydney arrived at 10.30 this morning with the following passengers ; —Mrs. Longmore, Mrs. Moore, child and nurse, Rev. Mr. Anderson, Messrs. Hunt, Kolfer, Wilds, Lovewill, and Page. England is making numerous and important additions to the torpedo fleet. A statue ‘of Robert .Raikes has been erected bii the Thames Embankment. A great uproar occurred at the Protestant Reform Society meeting at Exeter Hall, held to protest against Catholic appointments. - Home grown wheat shows Is. decline;in price. The steamer Humboldt, at Liverpool, from New York, took fire; and every bale of cotton wasdhrowii overboard. A strike of the Lancashire cotton hands is threatened, i At Dublin a, bloody riot occurred between the people and the police. Several were seriously injured. Redpath, the New York Herald correspondent, condemns Irishmen for indifference to their distressed countrymen, and says that, while Australia and New Zealand subscribed L 55,570, America L 5,658, Canada L 3,348, India L 3,750, and England LIO,OOO, there was no Irish subscription raised. Mr. Parnell’s Bill proposes to take L 200,000 - from the Irish Church fund. Mr. Forster said he must oppose it, as doing more harm than good.

The Government Irish Land Bill ia strongly opposed by the Conservatives and condemned by the press, which denounces it as confiscation.

The execution of decrees against the Jesuits and unauthorised religious bodies led to most exciting scenes. The Jesuit chapels in the provinces were thronged, and meetings held to protest against the decrees. Riotous conduct prevailed in and around the building, and the mob hooted the priests, and the Rue DeLavre priests locked themselves in cells, which the police broke open. Thirty-nine establishments, with 454 members, were broken up. Archbishop Avignon offered hospitality to a number of expelled Jesuits, but received a peremptory telegram from the Ministry of Worship, which caused him to request the Jesuits to leave without delay. The Spanish Government granted numerous applications to establish Jesuit colleges in Madrid. All the Judges and Public Prosecutors of .Versailles resigned, rather than give effect to these decrees. Some of the expelled Jesuits have purchased the old Neville Estate, in England. Several duels have occurred, chiefly with journalists. French firms are fulfilling orders for China.

The Ferman Church Bill has passed by 206 to 202. Bismarck said the Bill was drawn up by himself, and he would not permit its ventilation. He avows his intention to forsake party fighting, and devote his attention to foreign affairs. The general opinion is that the Vatican has got the best of the Chancellor in this church fight. The leading Austrian journals express the belief that the end of Turkey is at hand, and advise Austria to take as much Turkish territory as possibe. It is believed the Czar intends a inorganic marriage with a princess by whom he has had thirteen children. Russia is disgusted by Colonel Gordon’s visit to China. The Russian floating battery Kromlin, while going to the Pacific, collided with a Danish steamer, and was so crippled that she had to put into Hellingsford for repairs. Admiral Tessoki has been appointed chief commander in the Paciffic. The Sultan has expressed a desire for the completion of all reforms. “ Lloyd’s ” agency at Salonica has been blown down. Several officials were severely wounded. The Sultan is alarmed at the secret designs of other powers, and proposes to render the Dardanelles impregnable by torpedoes and forts. A despatch of the 3rd July says the Porta has proclaimed a state of seige throughout all the provinces on the Greek frontier.

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THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 132, 29 July 1880

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THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 132, 29 July 1880