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NEWS BY THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 380, 27 June 1881
NEWS BY THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL.
’Per s.s. City of Sydney, at Auckland.] General Summary. One thousand six hundred oases of small pox are now in the London hospitals, and the epidemic is increasing rapidly. Dempsey, a farmer, who took land from which a tenant had been evicted in Galway, was killed from behind a hedge. Prince Leopold, by the conferment of the Dukedom of Albany, will take a seat in the House of Lords. It is understood that he intends to take an active part in debate.
The conviction of Herr Most, editor of the Freiheit was based expressly on his distinct recommendation that the present Emperors of Russia and Germany should be assassinated.
The London Daily News (Radical) says that the condition of Ireland gives cause for greater anxiety from day to day. “ We seem,” it says, to bo coming nearer ano nearer insurrectionary outDreaks and serious collisions between the soldiers and the people. The Conservative hatred of Ireland is so great that they openly express a wish for war, so that the Irish may be bayoneted into submission. According to the recent census the population of London is 3,815,571. Shocks of earthquake at Mount Vesuvius have been followed by strong eruptions. Streams of lava are flowing down the north-east side of the mountain.
All the cattle by the steamer Phoenician, recently arrived at Glasgow from Boston, were found to bo affected by the foot and mouth disease. They were slaughtered and the carcases boiled down.
Urchiling, the violinist, is a passenger by steamer to # the colonies. He will stop in New Zealand. The Lord Chancellor expresses the opinion that the revised Testament cannot be read in the English Church until it has been' recommended or authorised by some sufficient public authority. Thirty houses and some schools have been burned in the East End of London. Count Von Entenberg, the German Minister of the Interior, is dead. General Grant has been successful in all his railway projects in England. The Glasgow Plato was won by Spurs, Cheveuse second, The Gervan third. The Acorn Stakes were won by Incognito. Bend ’Or won the Epsom Gold Cup, beating Robert the Devil. Scobell, the winner of the Bpsom Grand Prize, will run at the Grand Prix of Paris on the 12th.
All efforts to stop the spread of smallpox in Sandwich appear to be unavailing. At last advices there were 99 patients in the Small-pox Hospital. Princess Louise, under the advice of her physicians, will not leave London for Canada till July. A Turkish frigate, with 1,000 troops, has left Suda Bay for Tripoli with a ransom of 45,000 dollars to pay the brigands for the.release of the Englishman Suter.
Immigration from the South of Ireland has decreased 25 per cent. Lord Granville announced in the House of Lords that the Turko-Greek Convention had been signed. Merlier’s flour mills, near Port Movin, Ireland, were burned on the 24th ; loss, L 20,000. The works of Hodgson, McMaster and Co., druggists and oil refiners, Dublin, were burned ; damages, L 50.000.
Henry Tates Thomson, elected to Parliament for Preston, is proprietor of the Fall Mall Gazette.
Earl Shrewsbury, it is said, will marry Mrs Munday, with whom he eloped recently. A public appeal is made for subscriptions to the Carlyle fund. It is said to be a difficult job to raise subscriptions since the publication of the “ Reminiscences.”
Emmett, the actor, who was unable to fill an engagement in London owing to drink, was locked in a lunatic ward of the workhouse.
A Bill has passed the House of Commons to protect newspapers from wanton libels in the exercise of their public functions.
Trickett, the oarsman, has left London for Saratoga. Mr John Bright recently spoke in favor of the wholesale emigration of Irish to the United States. He thinks that if a free passage were offered probably all, or certainly half, the population would find its way to America, and to their deliverance from poverty and suffering. The French Government has admitted officially that the searching of the British schooner at Tunis was the result of a misunderstanding, and such a thing would not occur again. Cabinet rumors are to the effect that Mr Gladstone retires to the House of Lords at the end of the session with the title of Earl of Oxford. He would prefer the title of Earl Liverpool had not a- predecessor in the premiership borne it. During the present session Mr Childers will become Chancellor.
The Marquis of Lome proposes to resign the Governor-Generalship of Canada.
The proposition for licensing the sale of drink in railway carriages had been withdrawn under strong party pressure. The survivors from the sloop of war Dottrell have arrived in England. No explanation is given as to the cause of the explosion. The Newmarket Stakes were won by Monarch, Reverberation second, Tristan third. The race for the Selling Plate was won by Lord Sidmouth, Trefoil second, Dangale third. The following are the details of the County Clare riot on 3rd June. Eighty policemen proceeded to Bodyke to assist in evicting a tenant. Bodyke is a small village between Scariff and Tulla, where some troops are at present garrisoned. While proceeding to the place of assembly in small parties, the police were attacked in detail by the people. Under command of the County inspector, the police were conveyed from Ensus by ambulance, and on the way a hive of bees were let loose, and attacking the horses with their stings the beasts were maddened and became unmanageable. One of them dashed himself against the wagon and was killed. Mounted orderlies were dispatched for military assistance to Tulla. Meantime the police force proceeded to the house whence the tenant was to be evicted. It was situated on a hill, and as they ascended it they were attacked by armed men, who, from the cover of fences on both sides of the road, poured a galling fire in the ranks of the constabulary. The latter deployed in skirmishing order and returned the fire, killing one man and wounding several. The police reached the house and broke in the front door. The rioters rushed through the back door, but several were arrested. Some who attacked the police from the fence covers were also arrested. Possession was taken of the house, and its occupants were cleared out. While returning with their prisoners, the police were again fired upon and one of the horses killed. The mounted men who were dispatched for the military had to run the gauntlet, a determined effort being made to prevent them reaching Tulla. However, they rode into the town despite all obstacle*. The Standard says—“ The success of Iroquois did not seem to be popular, and all the cheering was for the jeokey, Archer.” There was great excitement in New York on the victory in the Derby. Iroquois has been heavily backed. 1$ is stated at Newport that Lorillard wins two millions of dollars on the event. The horse will be one .of the most prominent at Ascot and Goodwood races.
Vice- Admiral Ranciere de Nowry is dead. Van Railt, the Dutch diamond merchant, has failed, with 8,000,000 acceptances, mostly held by Parisians, whp bought them without the guarantee of endorsers.
A manufactory of explosive bombs has been discovered near Mantraure.
The Paris authorities refuse to remove, the prohibition on the import of American pork. An at tempt was made in the Chamber of Deputies to substitute lay nurses in the Paris Hospitals for members of religions sisterhoods.
Bismarck submitted to the Reichstag, on May 30, a memorial based on reports from the German minister at Pekin, rerecommending the adoption of measures for the maintenance and the eztending of the Goman export trade to Eastern Ana, Australia, and the South Sea Islands. The memorial complains that Germany “ outstripped in these regions, by England, France, > and America. It proposes the establishment of commission houses for the export trade, and banks to facilitate pecuniary remittances, > and: a line of steamers to China, Australia, and the South Sea Islands, and urges the grant of a State subsidy to the projected steamer line.
Bismarck’s annexation designs were successfully resisted by and that city has been left in possession of its coveted free port privileges. Midhat Pacha declares that the story of the murder of Abdul Aziz is a falsehood. He says that Abdul committed suicide.
American machinery will in future be admitted in France at the six francs tariff, the same as the English.-' . A large quantity is at Havre awaiting entry tinder the new arrangement.
The persecution of the Jews in Russia continues, particularly at Odessa and Ovel. Railway workmen have pillaged their houses, , i . - '
The Turkish budget shows a deficiency of L 4.000.000. De Lesseps has a concession from the Greek Government to cat a canal through the Isthmus of Corinth. , Princess Stephanie, recently'married to Prince Rudolph of Austria, is so ill that the public entry into Prague had to be dispensed with. M. Seguin, correspondent of the Paris Telegraph, has been killed by Arabs in Biga, Algeria. The murderers were arrested and shot. A Brazilian Commissioner is in New York to get 3,000 coolies for the planters in that country. Mr Lbrillard won 12,000d015. on Iroquois’ success in the Derby. He gave Archer, the jockey, 6,000d015. The health of Mr Dillon, the Irish agitator, is suffering by confinement. The participators in the Marseilles demonstration favoring the pardon of Hessy Helfnan, the Nihlist, have been sentenced to imprisonment and fined. A hailstorm in New York on June Ist destroyed the grain and fruit. The Mendelssohn Quintette Club of five accomplished musicians will visit New Zealand and Australia by this steamer. The United States Polar will be dispatched from John’s, Newfoundland, on July 4th, for Lady Prank-, lin’s Sound, and also to find the where* abouts of the Arctic exploration yacht, Janette. Josephine Downe, one time a celebrated prima donna, died suddenly in San Francisco on June Ist. The Pacific Mail Steamship" Company has consented to make such changes in the sailing hours of the steamers leaving San Francisco for Australia and China as will secure the prompt despatch of the mail. It is reported that gold in paying quantity has been discovered . at Cape Gom-merell,-British Columbia. An attempt was made to kill Judge Gildessilver, .at New York, by a man named Yandewater. Commodore Shufieldt, of the U.S.N., has gone to China, ostensibly to carry out the ratified Chinese treaties. His real mission, however, is said to be to open if possible the porta of Corea to the world. Earthquake shocks have been felt in New Hampshire. It was given in evidence recently that Lint’s American Union telegraphs cost 10,000,000d01., and based on their earnings were worth 20,000,0Q0d0L A yeung lady, named Ida Poster, San
Francisco, daughter of Peter 8., Foster, deceased, of the Morning Call, haring quarrelled/with her lover, took strychnine, and died ih his presence. Stupendous frauds have been unearthed in the letting of contracts for the mail routes. The- has been plundered to-the tune of millions. C/ompetition between'the Atlantic Cable Companies promises to reduce the tariff to Is a word.
Boston is moving to have a World’s Fair in 1885.
The Lilliputian Commodore Nutt died of Bright’s disease on May 26th. The American barque Acadia has been seized and and held by the authorities at the Port of Merida, Mexico. A United States man-of-war has been sent to investigate. The United States war steamer Alliance has been ordered to cruise in search of the Arctic exploring vessel Jeannette between Greenland, Iceland, and the coast of Norway. The Duke of Sutherland has arrived in San Francisco. The entire revised New Testament was published in the New York Times and Tribune on May 22nd. The work meets with general favor among the clergy, but a few. condemned it.
Frontier ruffianism is becoming rampant in Colorado. The stages are robbed in open day, and the outlying settlements are being plundered. The circulation of the American silver dollars is practically stopping, and moat of the silver has found its way back to the Treasury vaults. Coinage, however, at the rate of 2,000,000 dols. per month goes on. Ewart’s plan, so far as the monetary conference in Paris is concerned, is likely to prove a failure. The Duke of Athol is on his way to Califoriiia. The excursion steamer Victoria collapsed on the river Thames near Ontario on May 24th, and nearly two hundred persons were drowned. Many leading citizens of the town of London were among the lost. The excursion was in honour of the Queen’s birtbyday. The disaster was so sudden, that but two-thirds of those on the over-crowded boat had a chance to escape. She collapsed almost in a moment like an eggshell, and became a total wreck, level to the water’s edge. The. Victoria was an old boat, but her machinery had been repaired during the present spring, and on her trial trip everything appeared to workisatisfactorily. The trip on the 24th was the first business one for the season. She had 600 bassengers on board, and the accident is said to be due to the fact that when she heeled a little on leaving her landing place, the passengers grew _ alarmed, aud rushed in a body to the side, and so broke her up. At the official inquiry into the cause of the disaster, the evidence of Mr Menally, steamboat inspector was taken. Heconsidered that the boat’s machinery was all right and well managed, and the engineer,Roberta, a skilled man, one of the best of his ohms. W. F.< Adams testified that he helped to rebuild the Victoria, and noticed points in her upper planking not caulked. He considered that when she collapsed she was full of water from leakage.
NEWS BY THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 380, 27 June 1881
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