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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL.

[;iV telegraph.] Auckland, To-day. , hhe .*■» left San Francisco at 12.41 on Ju h 4th, landed mails and passengers at Honolulu, and proceeded the foil-.- ins mi- ning. Arrived at Auckland tlii. .-uor.! -n'. The f c-l!ow s n-r passenger* are «• Nh.« /'-eaian-a ; •••M.evji i Johnston, Gn m, Luslungton, and 13 steerage. She brirgs 1,278 - cases salmon and 6 cases general merchandise. General Summary. London, June 11. Hr Gladstone hopes to prorogue Parlia-* me it the first week in August. ‘ll Spain the Free Traders and Prefer iouisi a are holding large meetings. The former cite with approval the example of America.

Baron Magnus, recalled from Copenhagen, for attending the banquet given to Sarah Bernhardt, has become insane. Messrs Martin and Co., the shipbuilders in London, have yielded to tbe demands of the men on strike ; it is asserted that 30,000 Staffordshire nail makers have struck for 30 per cent, more wages. Earl Granville has sent a despatch to the British Minister at Washington, regarding the Fenians in New York. Air Galling, well known as corresponded t to the Times, left England on the IGth, for the purpose of penetrating Siberia and describing the condition of th 3 exiles there.

The health of the Empress of Germany is improving.

The Corell Club (American) iniend ter try to retrieve their lost honors by rowing against the best boat clubs in England at the Metropolitan America Regatta, on the stli proximo. A leti er has been received, according to a despatch from Liverpool, threatening to blow up the Duke of Westminister and 'his residence. Mr Gladstone has said that Mr Parnell crosses the Atlantic to avoid making speeches in Great Britain that would land him in gaol. Earl Granville has sent a despatch through Sir Edward. Thornton, expressing the concern of the Government for the attempt on President Garfield’s life. The American consuls throughout Ire* land have been instructed to report care* fully to Washington concerning the character and extent of the disaffection, particularly relative to the prevalence and conduct of the Irish and Irish-American element.

Ex - Alderman Clancy, of Ottawa, Canada, has exhibited a flying machine. A t an average height of twelve feet he made a flight of a quarter of a mile. The machine is the result of 30 years’ thought and labor.

A man named Arthur Lefroy was found in, one of the Brighton railway carriages 0.1 June 27, wounded on the head and bleeding. He reported that his fellowtravellers were countrymen and an old gentlemen, and that shortly after passing Croydon he heard a shot and was stunned. 1 he police found several bullets Imbedded i;. the carriage, and in Balcalbe tunnel trey found the corpse of T. J. Bold, a i -tired business man, with his throat cut, i ho had been in London to collect dirii and s, H ■ was also stabbed in various places. Only a pocket-book, containing c rds, was found on his porspn. Lefroy, a cer bavin r his wounds dressed, started for Lotion. He is a newspaper reporter, aged 22. He has since been arrested f-.-r murder.

The Times, commenting on the Monetary Conference at Paris, advises the t Lhdrawa of the British representatives i ■ a body, as there is no expectation in »fvy ca*e of EnT :■»•>.<’ :.-jj to anything vhich will affect her ad ■ the single gold standard. It views the presence of the English delegates in the congress as most unfortunate, and calculated to injure Lie reputation of the British Government. Ireland is quiet. Sextan', manager of the League, took to the stump on Sunday, 27th, in King’s County, but in a sweeping indictment against the Government made .no attack on the Land Bill. Meetings have also been held in Cork, Waterford, and Mayo, but they dealt almost exclusively with the Coercion Act, and assailed Mr Eorster. Agrarian agitation is nearly extinct. The hay crop just harvested has been the best Ireland has hadjsince the year before the great famine. The potato crop promises to be extraordinary abundant The fisheries were never more profitable in Kinsale, the people using cartloads of fish for manure. Then again landlords have witlidrawn ejectment writ in hundreds of cases, and for the sake of peace and quietness are taking Griffiths’ valuation. A boat’s crew from Oarnell (American) College has arranged to row in Vienna. Prince Bismarck is ill again, and is confined to his residence at Berlin.

A Paris despatch announces the death of Messrs Jules Arland and Stanislaus Dufaure.

Russia will endeavor to re-open negotiations with the American Government as to restricting the right of asylum. Tremendous storms have ravaged both the Eastern and Western American States ; it has been particularly severe in Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, and Now Hampshire. Horses and men are reported as killed by lightning, and the wires everywhere prostrated. In the Monetary Conference, the Austrian delegates are instructed to maintain a friendly interest towards bimetallisim, but not to depart from the reserve hitherto displayed. Disturbances by French and Italians have taken place at Marseilles and in other parts of France and also in Italy. They are likely to lead to national complica- . tions. An article in the Liberia (Rome) says that France is anxious to retrieve the Shf: mo of her defeat io 1870,' and, convinced that she is not sufficiently strong to measure herself with Germany, seeks in every way a pretext for picking quarrels with Italy. The writer says it must be for Italy to choose the occasion of going tolyvar with France, and not leave the latter to force a war whell she finds it most convenient. Mr Parnell’s visit to the United States in autumn will have the twofold object, to ‘ pass the hat ” and to induce a more u i oderate tone among the Irish A mericans. C ’Donovan Rossa, and others of the same i i in New York, are, by the violence of t ieir utterances, making Mr Parnell’s osition exceedingly uncomfortable. A process server named M'Auliffa, has ■ eon shot dead at his house near Castle Ireland, Kerry, on the night ef the kßth. San Francisco, July 3. The New York Herald’s special gives t' e following particulars of the mur er o - the Loudon and Brighton railway *■-- referred to elsewhere :—The act was c-nn-mittod in one of the most frequented re .ds leading out of the metropolis, and v .cited the keenest interest everywhere. Lofroy, the suspected i told a strange s ory to the rai. w.:e •■.A.v-s, He said, ttfterleaviug Croydon, he heard shots fired, and felt a blow on his head, upon which he became insensible, and- only recovered consciousness on reaching Preston Park, He said he found himself the only oo« enpant of a compartment, with a pool of blood at his feet. He could not tell who fired the shot. Lefroy was taken to tucpolice station at Brighton, where he gave t le above particulars, and had his wounds dressed at the County Hospital, when he was permitted to leave for home 'iia * > real name is Henry Mapleton, and ho claims to be the author of the play • * Plus andlNoedles," now being performed in

the TCiited States, and also tho author of h tereral burlesques and opera bouffes now bains played in Melbourne ami other ' parts cf Australia. The murdered man, Gold, was in the habit; of travelling in the train in question. . Some articles were found on the person of Lefroy and also besides on the murdered man, which, it is thought will implicate tho former. Telegrams from Washington convey the shocking intelligence that a probably successful attempt was made to assassinate President Garfield yesterday at 9.30 a.m., while waiting for the tram at the Baltimore and Potomac Railway Depot. General Garfield was shot twice by one' Chas. Guinean, a disappointed office seeker,’who is presumably demented. One ball passed through the President s arm, and the other took effect in his hack, at the part I adjoining the * kidneys. According to the first accounts the President was gradually sinking, and his physicians expressed but little hope of Jus recovery. The occurence has profoundly moved tho nation and hearers elsewhere, and the 4th of July celebration will be passed by despite the elaborate preparations that had been made. Men of all parties unite in denouncing the atrocious deed, and in tendering their sympathy to the illustrious victim. The result of a consultation of physicians is that the symptoms are more favorable than at any time since the shooting; his pulse is 116. No attempt has been made to get at the bullet, as the physicians think it has lodged where it will not necessarily interfere with the ultimate recovery of the President. $. J. Williams, for many years one of the editors of the San Francisco Bulletin, is dead. The wheat crop of the United States for 1880 is estimated at 460,000,000 bushels. The Carnell College crew (American) were badly beaten in the race for the Stewards’ Cup on July 3rd; they were a bad third. A contagious malady like leprosy has appeared at Toulouse, France.

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 404, 25 July 1881

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 404, 25 July 1881

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