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Auckland, To-day, The Australia has arrived from San Francisco. The mail left San Francisco wharf at 2.30 p. m. on November 21st. Passengers for New Zealand Hayes, Pulleine, Mills and wife, Larche, Gregory, Eastin, Williams, Reardon, Paul, Brownlie (Dunedin), and fifteen steerage. Summary of News. San Francisco, Nov. 21. The Republicans carried every northern State excepting New Jersej 1 ’,' California, and Nevada. The Democratic party carried Hancock of Pennsylvania, and Wm. J. English, of Indiana. The Republicans polled an increased vote in every State of the Union gaining enough members to the Lower House of Congress to give them a working majority. In tho next House the Senate will be Democratic, by one of a majority. The President elect is a tariff man, but believes the system can be modified so as to bear less heavily upon certain industries. He has stated that lie will treat the Southern States justly, but allow them no favors. The Commissioners, have concluded a new Treaty with China, on tho immigration question, in the interest of America. The sugar crop of Louisiana is spoiled.

Counterfeit United States bonds are circulating, and only the best experts can distinguish them from the genuine paper. Edison claims that he has discovered a plan by which the electric light can bo divided indefinitely.

Sarah Bernhardt made her debut in New York City to an immense audience. Before the Presidential election a forged letter, with Garfield’s signature, appeared in a New York paper, which lost the votes of three states to the Republicans. Two men have been arrested and bound over in connection with the affair.

Anxiety is felt respecting the arctic exploring ship Jeanette, which was fitted out by Bennett, of the New York Herald. A relief vessel is to be sent.

Minnesota State insane asylum has been burnt. Between 20 and 30 lunatics have been burnt to dosth.

Leprosy is spreading among the whites near San Francisco. Twenty cases discovered have been traced to the Sandwich Islands. There is also a small pox epidemic in San Francisco.

An influential San Francisco journal is advocating a reciprocity treaty between the States and New Zealand and Australia 1 ] Sixty bandits concerned in sacking towns in Brazil have been killed. The Chinese employed by the Peruvians have joined the invaders. The Chilians have landed a force at San Lorenzo. The attempted mediation by the United States and the British is abandoned. Neither Peru nor Chili would compromise. In Southern Chili the Indians arc plundering and massacring the whites. The Chilian Government is straining every nerve to effect the capture of Lima, hoping to end the war ■ Forty four miners were killed in a coal mine at Stellcrton, Novia Scotia. GREAT BRITAIN. It is stated that the Reform Club has raised L 270,000 for election purposes. It is reported that the Queen has asked Mr. Gladstone to propose that Parliament should vote L 40,000, to enable the Prince of Wales to pay his most pressing debts, and the Premier refused. Fifty thousand delegates of all trades are to meet in Glamorganshire to take action with reference to the foreign tariff. Mr. Gladstone, at the Lord Mayor’s banquet in London, said possibly Government might have to ask for increased powers in regard to Ireland, but he did not anticipate such a contingency. He said no progress had been made on the Greek question. Cardinal Manning opposes the French Jesuits settling in England. Mi. Gladstone has refused to support a scheme for the Euphrates Yalley railway.

8,000 rifles have been received in Ireland from Italy. The Land Leaguers are tampering with the troops.

Mr. Gladstone denies that there are dissensions in the Cabinet on the Irish question. Parnell, at a meeting, expressed his conviction that Ireland would obtain an organisation from America if there was any chance of breaking the British yoke.

Signal flashing by night is carried on by the Land Leaguers. The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland passed a resolution to combat the agitation with all its power. Foster favors an overwhelming display of power to overawe the League people. The Pope condemns the agrarian movement in Ireland.

The London Sportsman says Tricketfc was not well in the match with Hanlan, He was over-trained and relaxation ensued, but he would never beat Hanlan in his best form.

The Man;uis of Lome sent 0 despatch congratulating Hanlan. The Panama Canal Company las funds to make a beginning. The Russian Government is concentrating troops on the Chinese frontier.

The Czar is in a state of mental and physical prostration. He has lost popularity since his morganatic marriage. Another powerful Nihilist rising is imminent.

The Turkish Government is preparing to close the Dardanelles at the shortest notice. The Greek Government has ordered the formation of fifty additional battalions of 250 men each. The Turks are sending arras and ammunition to the Greek frontier. War is certain unless the Greeks retire.

The Chinese are making large purchases of war material.

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THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 215, 13 December 1880

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THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 215, 13 December 1880

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