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NEWS BY THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 625, 2 May 1882
NEWS BY THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL.
[A portion of the following appeared in an “ extra ” issued by us last night :—] Mr Guerney, an ex-Mayor of Northampton, has instituted proceedings against Mr Bradlaugh to compel him to perform his Parliamentary duties. Tukhangahotf, a condemned Nihilist officer, was shot at Cronstadt. Twelve marines formed the firing party. Death was instantaneous.
St Patrick’s Day was but mildly celebrated in San Francisco, but was more enthusiastically celebrated .in all the eastern cities. The speeches were a fusilade against perfidious Albion all along the line.
The widows of ex-Presidents Garfield, Polk, and Tyler, have been granted by Congress a pension of 5,000 dols. a year. Arrangements are being made for a steam fleet to convey wheat from the Pacific coast to Europe. Three of the vessels will soon sail from England for San Francisco via Cape Horn, carrying coal and iron as outward cargo, and return with grain. The Pacific Steamship Company now take cargoes direct to Liverpool, without breaking bulk, at lower rates than their competitors, the French and German lines.
An appalling earthquake has occurred at Costa Rica. Four towns were destroyed. The loss of life was fearful. Thousands of inhabitants were swallowed up. It is said that the Conservatives are drifting towards a scheme to buy out the Irish landlords. The scheme so far is in the air, but it is believed to be gradually acquiring favor. Sergeant Mason, who attempted to shoot °Guiteau, and who is in gaol, has had his sentence commuted to five months’ imprisonment in the guard house.
President Arthur is being attacked in some Washington papers as being too much of a society man, and disinclined to attend to the serious duties of his position.
The Lincolnshire Handicap was won by Paulet, Master Walter second, and Buchanan third. The American horses Aranza and Mistake also ran. A young Englishman named Owens was lynched at Papa Bay, Florida, being hanged to a tree in the courthouse yard by a mob. He had attacked a young lady for some cause, and stabbed her nearly to death. In personal appearance he was said to exactly resemble Guiteau. Mr Smyth, of Barbarillo House, County Meath, has written to Mr Gladstone concerning the assassination of his sister-in-law. He says—“ Your practical adhesion to the principle that force is no remedy in the case of Irish savagery has culminated in making it necessary for a Land League assassin to murder my sister-in-law at noon-day. I lay the guilt of that deed of blood at your door in the face of the whole country.” Mr Gladstone, in replying, assures Mr Smyth of his hearty sympathy, and is confident Mr Smyth will readily understand why lie docs not notice his charges. For the week ending April Ist no less than three cold-blooded murders were committed in San Francisco. John Mellala cut his wife’s throat in a fit of jealousy ; Win. McOornish shot his quondam friend Hugh Money ; and J. Hambun, a gambler, shot John M. Hissey, another of the same kidney. The latter foil dead in the middle of Kearney street. The attack upon the Jews in Russia has
recommenced. In one city iho Jewish shops were set fire to with petroleum. The Crystal Palace theatre, Marseilles, was burned on the ISth inst. Loss 1,000,000 francs. The actors escaped with difficulty. When Dr. Lamson heard the jury’s verdict he elapsed his hands together, and seemed for a moment in despair, but quickly recovered his self-possession. Folding his arms ha said, with a clear voice, slowly and deliberately, and with eyes upplifted, “I protest my innocence before God.”
The Times editorially pooh-poohs the idea of war between Austria and Russia, and also that a Slavonic storm is about to break upon Germany. Bradlaugh has been urgently pressed by a committee of Freethinkers in Rome to accept the Presidency of the International Congress which it is propo ed shall be held in that place next autumn. Hansbrusk, the founder of the New Quarterly Revieiv, is dead. The Secretary of the War Department announced in the Commons on March 13 that the cost of the army for 1882 would be L 15,000,000 or 132,905 men. An American lawyer named Goodhue was arrested at Brussels on charges involving several million francs belonging to the Bishopric of Tournay. Terrorist placards are again making their appearance on the walls of St. Petersburg. One, which is of a most violent character, declares Alexander now condemned to death definitely, and without appeal, as he is the incarnation of all the horrors of an autocratic Government. In the House of Commons, on the 29th, Mt Forster admitted that the Protection Act had not done much for Ireland, but it had done something that had prevented many outrages and murders by enabling the authorities to lock up those who otherwise might have committed such acts of violence. There were, he said, “ signs of hope,” but the outrages must be stopped. Mr Gladstone ridiculed the idea, in a debate on the 28th, of allowing imprisoned I Irish members to come to London to vote 1 on the Cloture. The Land Leagues of the United States and British Columbia contributed L 22,000 to the ‘‘cause” during the month of March. London Truth says Don Phillip _de Bourbon, second son of Count Daquila, is about to marry Miss Mac Kay of California, sisier of the Bonaza King. Mr Forster has declined to release Dillon from Kilmainham, although he is represented to be much worse in health. Arthur Herbert, an active Land
Leaguer, was shot dead on the 30th while returning from Castle Island Petty Sessions. Three passengers on the sceamer Kynthia, from Liverpool for New York, were arrested at Queenstown in connection with this murder.
Father Feehan, priest, Rathdowney, Queen’s County, Ireland, having read at a meeting apaper purporting tobe written by the Bishop of Nevada, to the effect that had he been imprisoned as a suspect he would have issued a manifesto calling the people to arms instead of urging them to pay no rent, was put under bonds for L4OO, or to go to prison for six months. He was sent to gaol. The Maryborough tradesmen closed their shops although it was market day. Hygienic lectures for ladies are attracting attention in London; improved styles of'dresses are being exhibited at them. The race for the Liverpool Spring Cup on the 25th ult , was won by an American bred horse, Wallensten, with Valor second, and Dreamland a bad third. The Levant Herald, of Constantinople, has been suppressed. Immigration to America from Clyde will be large this season. Sara Bernhardt is so frequently afflicted with hemorrhage of the lungs, that she has to forego acting. It is believed the Fenians intend to blow up the London and North Woolwich Tunnel, which passes under the docks, and the police force has been largely increased.
Hotfer, correspondent of the Paris Des
Dehats, was killed in a duel. Thomas and O’Daily, merchants, of London and Liverpool, failed f0rL75,000. The Pope declares he will not receive the Emperor Francis Joseph, at the Vatican, if the Emperor visits Kin" Humbert at Rome.
Fronde’s life of Carlyle, now issued, contains many matters of offence for a number of persons ; all the frailties of Carlyle were brought out in it vividly. Mrs Mackay, wife of the Californian millionaire is indignant that her daughter’s name should be associated with that of Don Philip de Bourbon. The lady says she is pestered with fortune hunters, and that if a monarch were to propose for Miss Mackay ho would bo refused. The Russian Grand Duke Vladimir is on a visit to Rome and the Vatican. William McArthur, sugar merchant, of Greenock, has failed for LBO,OOO. The British revenue returns for the financial year are L 85,822,282, an increase of L 1,780,904 on the previous year. Extra police have been placed in the Town Hall of Manchester because of anonymous threats to blow it up during Easter.
Sara Bernhardt, the actress, was married at Paris on April 6th to a gentleman named Dudmali, middle aged and tolerably rich. The affair was quite private. Lord Erskine died on the 29th ult.
For corrupt practices at elections, Government intend to disfranchise Sandwich and deprive Worster, Macclesfield, Oxford, Gloucester, and Boston of one seat each.
NEWS BY THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 625, 2 May 1882
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