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The City of Sydney with the San Francisco mail arrived yesterday afternoon at Auckland. San Francisco. Aug. 28. There has been a heavy importation of gold to New York from France and England. A hurricane at Jamaica has caused great destruction, and rendered thousands homeless. A famine is imminent. The House of Commons debated the Supply Bill on the 26th and 27th. ’ Lord Hartington assured the Irish members that they were mistaken if, they supposed they could wring pledges from Government by obstruction. The Supply was finally passed. A proposal of Mr. Parnell was adopted to vote the Irish Estimates after the recess, and the Constabulary Estimates on Monday. The Indian Rami Chundar, long resident at St. Petersburg, and a relative of Nana Sahib, is en route for Afghanistan to meet Abdul Rahman, who is suspected of being concerned in Russian intrigues. Precautions are being taken against an expected resistance to the evictions in the west of Ireland. Among the through passengers. by thef mail steamer for Sydney is the celebrated American actress Louise Pomersy. The French Jesuits have made two settlements in Wales. The Archbishop of Canterbury (Tait) is reported to be about to marry a wellknown society lady. Wm. Thompson, formerly known as “Bendigo,” a famous prize-Bghter is dead. He was latterly a revival preacher. A footman named Donovan has been arrested, charged with sending threatening letters to Lord Oranmore for advocating the Irish landlords. LSOO is on, hand in London to hack Trickett in a match against Hanlon. At the Home Rule demonstration a serious riot took place. Whilst the procession was passing an Orange Lodge the police were overpowered, and two were badly injured and not expected to live. Anglo-American Cable shares are firm in London. Negotiations with the French Company are practically complete. A uniform tariff of two shillings per word has been agreed upon. • Miss Adelaide Neilaon left L 40,000 to Rear-Admiral Barr Lynn, to whom she was to be married, with a bequest of LI,OOO to Edward Compton. A scene of great confusion, almost riot, took place among the crowd at her grave. The ex-Empress Eugenie intends to quit Chishelhurst, and take the remains of the Prince Imperial with her. W. Collinson offers to stake LI,OOO against a similar sum that Dr. Tanner will not fast forty days and forty nights, the brothers Collinson to watch him. The emigration returns for LiverpoO show an increase of 5,000 compared with July, 1879. Thirteen thousand emigrants went to America during the month.
I At La Oruca, New Mexico, a priest s*-' named Father Feodora Romana persuaded a beautiful young nun named Mayonet Garcia to elope with him from the convent. The uncle of the girl followed the fugitives, and would have killed her lover, but he compromised by marriage. Herbert Spencer will make a tour of the world. He will first visit the United States. . A figure-head recently picked up, and said to have belonged to the missing training-ship Atalanta, does not, according to the Times, answer the description of the one on the vessel at the time she left on her voyage. The Iron Duke has been floated. The ironmasters in the West of Scotland met at Glasgow and resolved that all furnaces in the country belonging to the firms represented at the meeting should be blown out at once. Thorold Rogers, M.P., is convening a meeting in London to encourage the emigration of small farmers to the United States, the emigrants to be assisted by loans raised on lands sold and occupied. Mr. Levin, J.P., was fired at while riding home from Tuam, County Galway. Three bullets struck him in the breast injury, as he wore a coat of mail. * The Marquis of Waterford has been warned not to attend a local Agricultural Society Show. If he went he would be shot for voting against the Compensation Bill. He was present despite threats. There is much less excitement at present in Ireland (Aug. 24), owing to extremely good accounts of the harvest. Tn twothirds of the area from north to south throughout the central districts harvest is in full operation, and the demand for labor is exceedingly brisk. A terrible riot took place at Dungannon, in which many police were wounded. At Downpatrick, in a fight between the Catholics and Orangemen, the former were worsted. Firearms were incessantly discharged from Sunday till Monday. A new association has been formed in Italy to collect money for the necessities of the Pope. The Italian Ambassadors at London and St. Petersburg have been summoned at Rome. The banquet at Cherbourg following the naval demonstration was a grand affair. “ Success to the English Navy " was pro posed, and Mr. Shaw Le Fevre, Secretary to the Admiralty, responded. The fleet comprised six first-class ironclads, a flying r squadron, and torpedo squadron. Sims, a physician who attempted to imitate Tanner in fasting, gave it up at fifteen days. Germany has given up all intention of the colonisation of Samoa. Recruiting in Greece is rapidly going on. The army numbers 20,000 men. Volunteers are enrolling everywhere. A camp is formed at Athens, and recruits are drilling in the streets. 14,000 artillery horses have been purchased. An immense triennial conclave of. Knights Templars was held in Chicago. Including the wives and children of the Knights, there were 200,000 visitors on the occasion, and delegates from every city in the states and territories. Dr. Tanner, the forty daysfaster, seems so far none the worse, and is rapidly gaining flesh. His divorced wife is now in Paris, and charges Tanner with being a fraud, and taking nourishment in a liquid form.
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