ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND.
[by telegraph.] Auckland, To-day.
Tho P.M.S.S. City of New York arrived to-day at 3 p.m. She left San Francisco December 21st, and encountered heavy south and south-west gales for five clays. Arthur Simpson and David Silvia were washed overboard and drowned. Her passengers for New Zealand are—Messrs. A. Hutchison, Bull, Maurice, Stewart, Sheer, Bromely, Grossdeck, Ferris, Baldwin, Smith and wife, Rutherford, Grant and wife, Mrs. Wilson, Messrs. -Wilson and Dradry. From Honolulu—Mr. Buckley, wife and three children. San Francisco, Deo. 21. President Hayes submitted an unusually lengthy message to Congress, and intimated that more attention should hereafter bo paid to the condition of the colored people in the exercise of their rights. He condemned Mormonism, and said tho law should stamp it out. He advocated civil service reforms, and commended the Yictorian Exhibition. A treaty has been concluded with China to check the immigration of Chinese. He advocates subsidies to the ocean mails. Branches of the Irish Land League have been established in California. The wheat ships find a difficulty in obtaining crews. . . Sankey and Mood3 r ’s succes in San Francisco is not great. ; Small pox is decreasing rapidly throughout California since the 15th. , A larger area of wheat will be sown this season than in any previous year. Thirty people were burnt in a factory at Buffalo. General Grant favors Nicaragua canal in opposition to Lesseps, and if. a Company is formed he will be president. Father Gavazzi is soliciting aid in New York for a Free Church of Italy. President Hayes favors admitting Chinese vessels into the United States on the same footing as other nations. Courtney Prendo, an English lord, is in gaol in New York. Business is depressed in the Eastern States, and numerous heavy failures are announced. Sir John McDonald’s project to complete the Pacific Railway with a foreign syndicate excites opposition. A bill, to surrender the part already constructed, with a subsidy of 25,000,000 dols., and 28.000. acres of land, to the syndicate is introduced. It is believed the Bill will be carried. An earthquake in British Columbia has split the glaciers, and filled the greets and rivers, changing their courses. '• -■ Tiie crew of the ship Cashmere, from Melbourne, mutinied in Victoria Harbor. The ringleaders are awaiting trial. A bill has passed the Brazil Senate admitting Protestants to the same rights as Catholics. The Chilians have established themselves at Piescoe, after a desperate resistance. The Peruvians are massing on the line to Lima. The Chilian army numbers 25.000, with 100 guns. Great Britain. Mr. Gladstone will probably propose to grant L 25,000 to General Roberts. A new Antarctic expedition will be undertaken by Dr. Allen Young. It is rumored that Earl Dufferin will be transferred to Constantinople. Koneplay, yarn agents, Manchester, have failed, and Caldwell, railway contractor, London, has suspended payment. Many Irish refugees are flocking to London. Many are destitute. The League courts are shutting out appeals to the ordinary tribunals, and business men fear to serve on the juries and lawyers to appear against the Leaguers for fear of assassination. Mr. Parnell declares that the Government is too weak to crush the. Land League. The Orange Grand Lodge has announced a code of signals for men to assemble at any time of the night. Subscription lists are open for a defence fund. An explosion at Pervy Craig colliery, Rhoda Valley, killed nearly a hundred miners. Two hundred and fifty persons were lost by the sinking of a French steamer near Spezzia. The Nihilists are reacting at St. Petersburg, and a strong revolutionary movement is threatened. : The French Monks’ admission to Spain is restricted.
The anfci-Jewish crusade in Germany is increasing. Many Socialists have been arrested on charges of high treason. The Czar refuses to allow foreign intervention in China. China offers to refer the question to arbitration. . !
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