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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL.

[by telegraph.] Auckland, To-day. The P.M. s.s. City of Now York left San Francisco on Nov. 21, and arrived here this morning at 6.15.

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Jews are fleeing from Russian and German prosecution, and are finding their way in numbers to America. One hundred and sixty arrived on the 15th inst , mostly strong, hardy men. A new form of distemper is prevailing among horses at New York, and is puzzling the veterinary surgeons. Many horses are dying despite the utmost care. The Empress of Russia is enceinte and will probably be confined in may. The ceremony of the coronation will therefore be hastened.

The Pope and Cardinals have had the Irish question under consideration. Alexander Mitchell Moir, merchant, London, has faded for E. 01,000. The Marquis of Lorn*,*, replying to an address in London, said there was hardly one person in 10,000 in Canada who did not attach the utmost value to its Imperial connection. The Princess Louise accompanies the Marquis to Canada in five weeks hence. The Marquis resigns the Governor-Generalship early in 1882. The complete annihilation of the village of Elm, Canton Glares, appears to bo only a question of time and bad weather. The summit of the peak nearest the village is moving. Two prize fighters, llalden and White, were arrested by the Sherriff of Ashtatula, County Ohio. Four rounds were fought, and White, an American, was knocked down several times and had one eye partly closed. The Engbsh barque Bend D’Or is reported to ho sunk at sea. The crew were taken off bv the barque Lopewood and brought to New York.

Mr John Walter, of The Times, speaking in Bcskshiro, advised Englishmen to emigrate to America. They would be as likely to .succeed there as men of any other nationality. t -ia AM®af>atch from Constantinople, dated Nov. 16, says 5,000 persons are dying

daily in Mecca from cholera. Steamers at Peddah refuse to embark returning pilgrims.

The Patti concert at New York realised 4,000 dollars for the Michigan fife sufiererSi

The cost of the Tunisian expedition so far to France is 4,500,000 francs. The Berlin press covers Gambetta’s new Ministry with ridicule and sccrn. The Secretary of the American Legation at London has.by letters thanked the Common Council of that city for saluting the United States flag on the Lord Mayor’s daf. Bismarck has determined to re-open negotiations with the Vatican. Baron Yon Stars, now in Washington, will be entrusted with the duty. The Emperor did not open .the Reichstag in person. Bismarck, after conveying the excuses of his Majesty, read the speech from the throne. A barrel of Naptha oil btirsfc on board of the steamer Severen in Kingston Harbor, and caught fire to the store in the steerage. The result was five sailors and one passenger were burned to ashes, and the steamer herself was nearly destroyed before the flames were quenched. The ship Kilmarden, coal laden from Glasgow to San Francisco, was burned at sea off the cost of Chili.

Advices from Panama report a violent storm at Manz Anillo, which completely destroyed the town. In port at the time were the British ship Alnwick Castle, from London, the American barque Jas. A Bell, San Francisco, the schooner Theresa, from San Francisco, the schooner Scopules, of Manz Anillo, and the American barque Antioch, of San Francisco. Of these all were destroyed except the Antioch, which after being driven ashore got off, although in a leaking condition. The Alnwick Castle, the most valuable of these vessels, was a total loss. The town was levelled to the ground, and the loss is estimated at half a million dollars, independent of the shipping destroyed. Henery Abbey has secured the management of Patti’s concert season in America. Her French managers were failures. The population of the United Kingdom is finally determined by last year’s census at 50,155,783. Mr Lawson, proprietor of the London Daily Telegraph, bought of the Duke of Westminster Cleveden Estate for L 200,000. The British ship Edith Lome was totally wrecked on the Columbia bar. Tho vessel hid been loaded at Portland with 23,000 centals of wheat, valued at

44.000 dollars, and was bound for Liverpool. Her cargo was insured in the Commercial Union Company, London. The vessel was owned by Taylor and Co., of Dundee, and was valued at 70.000 dollars. The captain and crew are safe.

The barque Lara, from Hull for San Francisco, is reported to have been abandoned at sea on Oct. 23. The captain and part of the crew landed at Meduco. The remainder of the crew have not been heard of. Hatton Garden Branch Post Office, London, was robbed on the 20th, and LIOO,OOO in value carried off. The brilliant execution of the robbery shows

it must have been planned by men of great skill and audacity. Shortly after 4 o’clock in the afternoon, when the Post

Office clerks had just finished sealing the bags of registered letters that were to go out by the night mail from the General Post Office, the thieves entered the branch office suddenly blew out the gas, seized the registered letter bags, and escaped. No clue to the robbery has been discovered up to date. Later despatches from Berlin say the Emperor’s speech (or message) was listened to with icy coldness, not one sentence being applauded. All kinds of rumors were in circulation, and it was even reported that the Empercr had abdicated. The North German Gazette terms the message to the Eeichstag “ the Emperor’s programme. ” The Pacific National Bank of Boston has failed, and also involved the Central National Bank. Poor financial management is the cause.

T'he Idiot Asylum of Columbus, Ohio, was burned on the 18th. There was Ho lo*s of life. In all probability there will be a consolidation of raliroad interests, which will result in a stronger railroad combination than has ever existed in the United States roads. . The companies interested, it is said, will form a direct trans-continental line from New York to Portland, Oregon, and the scheme will comprise the following lines. road, Buffalo and Chicago road, Chicago, Milwaukie, and St Paul’s road, Northern Pacific road, and Northern railway and Navigation Company’s road. It is claimed the entire line will be in running order in two vears’ time. The distance by road now being constructed between Chicago and New Yo r k is forty miles shorter than any other ro u l e > and the line for its whole length runs through very productive country. The landlords, magistrates, tenants, and tradespeopl® have held large meetings in Boscrea. county Tipperary, to support the Government and for mutual protection against boycott 111 "- The Turkish navy was being reduced on the 19th: 2,000 sailors were dismissed. Several Turkish iroiclads will be dismantled. c 1 • 'Some English who were found m French and Arab acrobatic troupes performing in Constantinople, have been reclaimed bv the nonsnl-General and forwarded homo to England. They were treated with horrible professional cruelty. A man, supposed to be Irish, was arrested at Berlin for purchasing clockwork similar to that of Thomassin s infernal.

machine. An attempt to put down the Conservative leader, moved in the Spanish Cortes on the 18th, led to a stormy scene, which at one time threatened to end in a general riot. The members abused each other roundly, and shook their fists in each other’s faces. Signor Hamasta, the Liberal leader, tried to restrain his partisans, but in vain. Nothing has been seen like it here since the famous Federal Assembly under the Republic in 18*73. Valparaiso Custom-house was burned on the 19th. The loss was L 200,000. The English Land Company is negotiat-

in" for a large tract of land in Dakotnh territory South, SBO miles west of Bismarck, the capital. In the case of David Grant v. the Mayor of Montreal, Canada, for illegal arrest, the Court decided that Orange societies were illegal under the laws of the country. Walton, an American, recently left London for New York with L 67.000 turf winnings. Some of the sporting journals insinuated that he bribed jockeys and trainers, which he denies. The Emperor William’s health causes serious apprehensions. It is rumored in London circles that the Marquis of Lome will succeed Earl Cowpor ns Lord Lieut, of Ireland, and that Mrs Langtry will embrace the stage, appearing first in Now York. McDermot Marshall, of Boonsville, United States, shot and killed A. B. Thornton, editor of the News, because the paper rejected one of his official tracts. Boucicault’a “ Minni ” proved a failure in London, and is withdrawn. Jones, arrested for shooting at Guiteau, denies that he is the man.

Sir Charles Dilke has gone to Paris to assume negotiations in the matter of the Anglo-French Commercial Treaty. San Francisco wheat is at 1 dollar G 7 cents to 1 dollar 72 cents ; barley feed, 1 dollar 45 cents to 1 dollar 50 cents ; oats

(feed),, i dollar 4(j cents J» : l dollar 5Q cents ; salmon (Oregon), 1 dollar 30 cents

to 1 dollar 32£ cents. Timber—Cargo of rough pine, 18 dollars ; rough clean pine, 24 dollars ; flooring, 27 dollars. Quicksilver, 39 cents ; hops; 23 to 27 cents.

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 508, 14 December 1881

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 508, 14 December 1881

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