News by the San Francisco Mail.
(Per s.s. City of Sydney, at Auckland.) GREAT BRITAIN. Archbishop McCabe, of Dublin, has written a pastoral letter, deploring the silence of Irish leaders, in whose presence threats of violence to landlords have been made. A fearful gale raged on the Cornwall coast on October 7th. Harbor works and quays were damaged, and small yachts and boats destroyed. Worthman Miller has given his opinion that American silk is now superior to French, and many French ladies are supplying themselves in the markets of the United States. Arms are being largely imported into Ireland, and freely bought in many places. The manager of an establishment in Dublin boasts of having sold 1400 in a short period. In Belfast breech-loaders are advertised at los, and there is a brisk trade in rifles in all the small country towns. The Parnell demonstration at Cork on the 3rd was an imposing affair. The Mayor and Corporation presented an address to the agitator, while the city and shipping were covered with bunting. 50,000 of the public were present. Mr. Parnell declared that landlordism had been created for maintaining English rule
in Ireland, and must fall- Voices cried out—“ As Lord Mountmorris fell.” A meeting of 500 Orangemen at Gilford, County Down, passed a resolution calling on the Government to suspend trial by jury, and declaring that the citizens of the United States and foreigners who were abusing the hospitality of the country by denouncing the institutions of the United Kingdom should be expelled. On the sth of October Mr. Parnell addressed a meeting of 10,000 people in Kilkenny. Nine members of Parliament and fifty priests were present. He announced that -when sufficient information had been collected, a Land League would be organised of great strength against paying rent on the estate of every renting landlord. The members of the Landlords’ Association waited on the Lord Lieutenant, and impressed on him the necessity that immediate steps should be taken for the protection of life and property. The barracks at Athlone, Car-low and Sligo, and other places in the West of Ireland are to be prepared for the full complement of troops they are capable of accommodating. James Coull, sailor, who steered the Shannon in the action with the Chesapeake off Boston Harbor in 1813, is dead, aged ninety-five. He was buried with military honors. The imports of Great Britain for SepT c,Knn OQO tq-p.ni.oi- H ’— year, and the exports greater by L 250,000 for the same time. The ship Cambrian Monarch, from Sydney to San Francisco, was boarded by a boat’s crew from Pitcairn Island. They sent letters and sketches to persons in England and America. The islanders are reported to be in a flourishing condition, AMERICA. A frightful accident occurred on the Pennsylvanian Central Rai'road. By a collision between two trains twenty-four passengers were killed and thirty or forty wounded. A mistake in the signal was the cause of the disaster. The Chicagonians celebrated the ninth anniversary of their great fire by a grand military parade. A passenger train on the Indianopolis and »St. Louis road recently ran through an open switch at Nokomis, Illinois, and collided with a freight train. The former caught fire and was entirely consumed. The passengers escaped safely. A special train of cars, with the supplementary Australian mail, chased the regular train and caught it at Omaha, gaining twenty-four hours and enabling connection with the steamer at New York to be made. The mail will reach England in forty days from Sydney. Captain Foreman, of the British ship Dido, at San Francisco, from Newcastle, N.S.W., October 9th, reports that on September 15th he passed Christinas Island, said to be uninhabited, and from the deck he discovered the wreck of a vessel well up on the sand, in the Southeast bay. Close to the wreck he made out a small boat, but there was no indication of life about it. Owing to the very rough weather he was unable to visit the wreck, and so it remains a mystery. The secretary of the National Woollen Growers’ Association, W. J. Markham, has, in obedience to an order, shipped two rams and two ewes to Australia. They were sent by the London route to avoid frequent charges in the railroad trip to San Francisco. Mr. Markham sent three car loads of sheep some time ago to Japan, where the Government are striving to develope the best wool and carcase producing animal. While drinking in a saloon in San Francisco a sudden madness seized a man named Barrington, who killed his friend McDonald on the spot, shooting him three times. Both men were connected with respectable business houses. The Gulnari, of the Horogate Arctic exploring expedition, has returned to St. John’s, New York, having lost one boat and all her deck-load in a gale. The statue of Robert Burns in the hall of the Central Park, New York, opposite that of Sir Walter Scott, was’ unveiled, on October 2nd. James Thomas Evans, of Sydney, recently in the employ of the Government of New South Wales, and whose duty was to draw cheques for the payment of Government officials, was charged on warrant for forgery and taken from the ship Cambrian Monarch immediately on the arrival of that steamer in port on September 7th. The detective had anticipated the arrival of the ship by taking passage in the R. M. S. S. Zealandia from Sydney on August 12th. As soon as the fugitive saw the detective he recognised him, and submitted quietly to arrest by the Sah Francisco officers, who turned over the balance, about LSO, of the proceeds of the forgery. He was taken before Judge Ferral, where application was made for his return to the colony under the Extradition Act of 1842. News from the Jeannette, the Bennet Arctic Expedition vessel, has been received up to August 29th, 1879, and ' published in the New York'Herald. The: letter was dated from Capo Scrudezaman, and came officially through the charge d’affaires. It was written when the vessel was on the point of sailing for Archangel, and the officers and men were all well. By the election of John Taylor, as first presjdpnt ’ of the Mormon church,' vice IJrjghijim Young, consol is given to Eng-
lish saints. Governor Murray, of the territor} 7 , in his report to the Secretary for the Interior, advises theaholition of all anti-Mormon laws, or else their immediate and rigid enforcement, as the present policy has brought the Government into contempt. '
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