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[Per P.M.5.3. Australia.]

[by telegraph.]

Auckland, To-day.

The Australia arrived after a rapid passage of 19 days 15£ hours from San Francisco. Amongst tier Passengers are the English cricketers, Messrs Shaw, Bates, Lillywhite, Pilling, Emmett, Ullyett, Midwinter, Barlow, Peate, Selby, and Scotton, for Australia.

General SummarySan Francisco, Oct. 22.

The British ship Fernglen, Captain Bubb, from Wellington, went ashore on Clatsop Spit, outside Columbia river, Oregon, on Sunday, October 16, and became a total wreck. The captain and crew were taken off and brought to Victoria.

Professor King, aeronaut, who recently made an ascent from Chicago, turned up at Chippewa Palls. The British ship Friedberg, while loading railroad material at Oakland wharf, opposite San Francisco, sunk while at her moorings in consequence of a steel rail slipping from the slings and knocking a hole through the bottom of the vessel. The Priedburg was owned by Tomlinson and Hadgett, of Liverpool. The Centennial Celebration of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, at Yorktown, commenced on the 19th of October. Military were present from all parts of the Union, and military delegations from France and Germany were in attendance. The display was of a very impressive character. A monument is to be erected to mark the event. The corner stone was laid with fall masonic ceremonies. Rafaelle Monte, the celebrated Italian sculptor, is dead. London. An organisation against the tobacco monopoly by the German Government has been formed at Berlin. Captain Adams, of the whaler Arctic, visited the scene of the loss of the Erebus and Terror. He found a house and a store of provisions near Franklin, in a wretched condition. In Fury and Hecba Straits, the Esqumaux gave him particulars which appears to clear up the fate of the Franklin expedition. After the loss of the ships, seventeen men started overland hoping to reach Hudson’s Bay, but only three survived the journey to the house of the narrator’s father. One of the survivors of the terrible journey is supposed to be Lieut. Crozier, who died first, and the death of the two others followed. Pilgrims to Rome are being assaulted by mobs who cry “ Death to the Pope,” and “ Down with the Vatican.” Terrible riots have occurred at Limerick and Dublin ; in the latter city the Irish Times and the Mail newpaper offices were mobbed. The Kelly motor has again been tested, and again pronounced a failure. The press of Chicago view the would-be inven-

tion as a deception. A few Russian Jews, the advance guard of a mighty host that have been driven from the Czar’s dominions, have arrived Chicago. The refugees look like well-to-do tradesmen.

It is whispered, concerning the celebration at Yorktown, that the French delegation have shown marked symptoms .of jealously because of the attention paid to the Germans ; they claim that 100 years ago France was represented as a nation, while Baron Von Stenken was present only as a soldier of fortune. The Great Eastern was offered at auction in London on Oct. 19, and was bought in for L 30.000. Preparations are making in Moscow for the coronation of Alexander the 111. The Russian Imperial Palace of Gatschina and its approaches are now illuminated by electricity, to guard against the attacks of Nihilists. The steamer Thingolla, from Copenhagen, arrived on the 7th, bound for New York, with 500 emigrants. The English Press generally consider the manifesto of the Irish Land League as a direct incentive to civil war. The Times says there is a hollowness and insincerity in its ring that amounts to a self-confessed defeat.

Scoville, Guiteau’s lawyer, made an appeal to the people of the United States for hia client, in the interests of “ patriotism, justice, humanity, and mercy.” He believes the President’s assassin to have been insane, but is much discouraged that he cannot secure firstclass legal talent, and that witnesses everywhere refuse to testify. The British ship Geraldine Paget, from Hong Kong to Portland, Oregon, is reported (Oct. 21) ashore on Pratas’ shoal, a total wreck. George Roberts, an Englishman, was robbed of 1,200 dollars in a sleeping car between Maranapoli and Litchfield. Archibald Forbes writes to the New York Tribune, concerning the Yorktown celebration* that President Arthur gave them the key-note of his friendly feeling towards England at the very commencement of the proceedings by the singularly graceful and tasteful observance with which he inaugurated the affair. The British flag was saluted at th e close of the ceremonial. The military review was a great success, 95,000 militia men being in line. Over one million dollars worth of Confederate bonds were bought and sold in Richmond on the 20th, and business continued brisk. Triokett him flhallanw* ~~

him a three mile race for 1,000 dollars aside and the championship; The dissatisfaction with the Irish Land League broke out in letters to the press protesting against the manifesto of the League, and it has been proclaimed as illegal and criminal, and all its meetings will be dispersed by the police. When the news of this proclamation readied the Leaguers’ office, a hurried council was held, books and papers were destroyed, lights were extinguished, and doors locked, and the executive officials decamped fearing arrest, leaving only a stock of notepaper and envelopes. Mr Gladstone’s resdenco, Hawarden Castle, has been elaborately protected. The Premier has been ill, but is now recovering. ■ Two editors in New Jersey, for a concert libel, were sentenced to ten_ months imprisonment with hard labor, with a'2oo dollar fine in addition. __

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ARRIVAL OR THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 490, 12 November 1881

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ARRIVAL OR THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 490, 12 November 1881

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