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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL.

♦ [by telegraph.] Auckland, To-day. ThpJP.M.s.s. Zealandia arrived at 6.30 last night. She left San-Francisco on the Sch, stopped off Honolulu oh the 15th. She had no freight for Honolulu, and stopped about three miles off the port to land passengers and mails. ... Smallpox is no longer considered an epidemic there. Only a few spasmodic cases occurred at intervals among the natives. The other islands, in the group are said to be entirely free from the disease. The death-rate had been decreasing rapidly for some weeks prior i.o the Zealandia’s visit. Last Saturday' evening a brilliant comet was observed by those on board. Passengers for New Zealand Madame Gartlin and friend, Mrs 11. Stark, Mr and Mrs T. Larkins and five children, Mrs Jones and Porter.

Summary of News- • The new Victoria University, at Manchester, has resolved to grant degrees without demanding a knowledge of Latin and Greek:- This is causing a sensation' among the old pedagogues. ■. An investigation : into Lord Beaoonsfield’s affairs shows that Hugheuden was mortgaged, and be died poor. The-Pacific railway scheme is floated. The London Boys' Illustrated News, issued under the, editorship of Mayne Reid, sold 125,000 copies the first day. The Tusselly smelting works, at Somerset, has failed for ■ LCO,OOO. Sutter,-tin Englishman, for some time correspondent to the Daily Telegraph, is seized by brigands in Turkey, who threaten to murder him unless L 150,000 ransom be paid, i The money not being forthcoming, the British Ambassador has. informed the Porte that it will, hold it responsible for Sutter’s safety anti payment of money. Hand bills in ' London J offer L3OO reward for Biamarckte letter to Granville, instructing the Government to prosecute in FreiheltVcase.

Mr Archibald 1 Forbes, the war correspondent, is'in’San Francisdo, intending to go to Australia by the Zealandia ; but his health being precarious, the doctors have advised him against the voyage, and he will probably return to Europe. Outrages in the West of Ireland are increasing. . A daughter of Smith O’Brien wrote such a vivid description of the horrors of the immigrant ship, that the subject will be brought before the House of Commons. In the division of the Irish members over the Land Bill, O’Connor Power and A. M. Sullivan, who favor the Bill, have seceded front Mr Parnell, in consequence of his advice to abstain from voting

c - ■ The proclamation of the city of Dublin under the Coercion Act is caused by the >• discovery of a Fenian conspiracy. - A Lancashire fantily named Seddoh ■ have • inherited four millions sterling, ,• which hiys in Chancery since, 185?. r ( -• A monetary conference in Paris of the ■ Ipadingj European Powers has; Reserved L entire itideperice of action. A'■ Nihilist manifesto says Thq ■ -Executive Committee has informed the ' Emperor that the only means of returning ’’ to the path of peaceful development' lies i -in an appeal to the : people. Judging by the execution of the .supreme power, he ' had elected to ajjpSal 1 to'the hangmanl” “So be it?.”

Two hundred persons were jnj ured m the riots against the Jews" in Russia. There have been similar outrages in the Vest of Pru'gsit. ' ” Twelve thousand Russian convicts are to be sent to Siberia. . - ,

arfcs't ' lias caused a' general satisfaction.

The Russian' peasantsrin the Baltic proi vinces are restless-and uneasy. , , ~ ’ 1 Leonard’s boiler' and' engine works in London have been burned.

; L ])fr Carlyle’s niece protests that Froude’s publication of her uncle’s reminiscences was contrary to his instructions,

i More pyramids have been opened, enclosing ftjrabs .of Egyptian ' Kings of the fifth dyfiasfy, iind Containing raany.Avtitrings, giving specific account of the religiousiOeliefs.in that! age.-, r ' . - I .’ ■ r Tlie steamer - Faraday has.commenced layihg 'theneiv Atlantic cable," from' Tehxarice to the Cape. This cable will be finished this summer.

The Chinese andjoroy have arrived at the TyneVtd'ifian bix stdel turret vessels built there for China. Archbishop- Groke, formerly of Auckland,had to apologise in writing to Archbishop M‘Cabe," of Dublin, by his! superior’s orders,, for. attacking AT Gabo’s Lenten letter. rf 1 -i

Lord Lonsdale has purchased a steamerof 1,000 tons burthen, ’• ino order -to at: tempt to reach the Pole by the East Coast of Greenland. • - , • .

Within the twent}'-eight clays'ending April 30th, fifteen .hundred, cases.of smallpoxhave been refused admission to the ■ London Hospital,,because they worn full. During the same period two hundred and ninety-seven persons died in their own houses, and there are now pyer one thousand cases of siqall-pox in the hospitals. The, epidemic has increased in virulence ten per cent. The Grand Duke. Nicholas is found guilty of complicity, in the Nihilists’ plot, ,and is sentenced to imprisonment for life. The Russian police endeavored to extort a confession from a female Nihilist by starvation, but failed. The Anti-Jewish petition in Germany, sent to Bismarck, consists of twenty-six volumes, comprising 14,000 sheets and 255,000:, signatures, including noblemen and retired officers.

25,000 immigrants left Hamburg for America in the first three months of this year. The Berlin Courier is confiscated for reproducing a Parisian article approving of the murder of the Czar.

The American expeditipn has sailed in search of the Polar yacht Jeanette Sitting Bull has finally refused to surrender.

The trouble is beginning , between Americans and Mexicans. A brief battle took place, and several were killed. At a fire at a box factory at Green Point several panic-stricken workmen were killed.

The Victoria, steamship, has arrived at Frisco, from London, with several cases of small-pox.; The authorities gave'‘the thousand passengers on board the altema(tj\je of being vaccinated or going into quarantine. The Duke of Sutherland and the Marquis of Stafford, for the English railroad directors, are visiting the United States to study the American railway system. Extensive frauds' have been discovered in connection with letting the Government mail routes.,, The conspiratorshave, been arrested. 1 '

Widespread , losses fropi freshens bays occurred in the Mississippi "Valley. " 1

A man has commenced a forty days’ fast trader medical supervision.

Chblera has, .appeared -in Ne\yGroat fears are!entertaitied .of its ispeekd- 1 ing, owing to the uncleanliness of the city.' j : ri iiri'i'r! X* /, ft V!I 0‘ 1 ''The improved property in San Francisco has, caused an unsatisfied demand for 'labori

A horse disease in Chicago interrupts .thditraffic.

Catholic priest in Pen uSydmhiivr'Claim stft having performed niracle|, including the restoring of a girl ;o life, j i • The fasting woman in Tona has died ifter being forty-seven days without food. It is intended to Import 10,000 French laborers hi order to extend the Rio Grand railway. / - iFoster, a student of theology, has been shot while attempting a burglary. The crop reports in California exceed those of the previous year. Destructive storms have occurred in Nova Scotia and Buinaventura. New Granada has been - - 1 fire. . The - loss is pne million dollars.15,000 people are homeless. - ,k 11 J / . New elements of confusion have arisen in Reru. It is thought tlie \Chniah8 r JKilt ’ settle matters by annexation'* 6i the* f country. , , X ’V~ =========£= ig

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 357, 30 May 1881

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 357, 30 May 1881

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