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Engineer Melville, of the Jeanette, reports to the American Government that he was the discoverer of De Ling and his boat’s crew, starved to death and frozen, and that he found all the books endpapers of the ship’s boats, partly believed also to have perished Among the dead was Jerome O. Collins, the New York Herald correspondent. On May 6th the yacht Cora, belonging to Sir Henry Gore Booth, was preparing to go to the polar ■' regions to render assistance to the Leigh Smith expedition. - • The Corporation of Marseilles has sued the Empress Eugenie for the recovery of the chateau they presented her ; with under the Empire. The Mayor thinks the chateau belongs to the town. All extra precautions have been taken at Woolwich, in consequence of a letter disclosing the intention to blow up the barracks.

There were 3,892 persons evicted in Ireland during the first quarter of 1882. Mr Sihythe, M. P. for 1 Tipperary j violently denounced the Land League* in the 1 Commons on the 22nd. In answer to 1 W vote of censure passed on him by the priests of Tipperary for not supporting the organisation, he declared that until “this conspiracy” is demolished, root and branch, Ireland will have no peace. Among the deaths for the-month.era' Count Franz de Cbampagney, a French author: and member of the Academy John Charles Frederick Koellner, the. German astronomer ; and Francis Marie, the wife of Prince William of Wurtemberg, and sister of the Duchess of Albany. In the House of Commons on A;pril 2Sth, Mr Labouchere complained, of the existence of slavery in Hong Kong,-oh. the Gold Coast, and in the Malay States of North Borneo. He said the slave market at Hong Kong supplied -women to California, Australia, and China. The Undersecretary denied that British officials:' sanctioned slavery. Captain Rondaire’s proposition to make.’ a great inland sea to the south of Algeria, and Tunis by flooding the desert is at- - trading attention, and has been carefully,' discussed by the French Council of Ministers. It would cost about 15,000,000; dols. to carry out the scheme, and eighty years time at most. The House of Commons has passed a Bill authorising the construction of an. electric railway at Charing Cross under the river to Waterloo station.

The Nineteenth, Century, for May, published nearly 500 fresh signatures to the protest against the Channel Tunnel, including the names of many amongst the most distinguished peers and military and naval officers. The President of the Board of Trade announced on the Ist : of May that the Government had concluded to stop the work and await the action of Parliament. ! Vi - Thousands of hands are out of employment at the Midlestron works on account of a strike. Gabriel Pavel Khoun, the world-wide known pantomimist, died at Toulon, France, f on May Ist, seventy-two yeiats’ old.

The prospectus of the North-British Borneo Company has been issued. The capital is LI ,000,000 of 100,000 shares. The first issue will be 65,000 shares.

Dr. Lamson was executed on the 28th ult., at nine o’clock. He had a farewell interview with some of his friends. After, a final interview with his wife he wrote to , his friends, virtually admitting his guilt, . and attributing his crime to mental derangement. He subsequently wrote a definite confession that he poisoned Percy John, but he denied that be was concerned in the death of Herbert John. At the scaffold he was so unwell that he had to bo supported by the chaplain and Attwood the executioner. Death was instantaneous. The [latest announcements say that Lamson, before his execution, confessed his guilt to the chaplain and acknowledged the justice of his sentence.' The Austran Peichslag has . adopted the proposal which permits the imports- ; tiou of grain duty free into . Tyrol, , Groergs, Cradusa, Trieste, the district of Adesburg, in Oarmola, Dalmatia, and Herzegovina. . The NibiUst assassin who shot General StretnikofF, plundered his apartment and regained the pocket list of revolutionists . in the General’s possession, also the complete plans he had of the Nihilistic methods of procedure, and their projects. The loss of these papers is a severe blow" to the authorities. Under cover p£ illuminating the Kremlin at Moscow with the electric light a plot to blow up the whole palace during the coronation festivities oL, • the Czar has been discovered.

For the seventy-two hours ending May Bth nearly 3,000 Chinese had arrived in " California.

Scoville, late counsel for Guiteau, has confessed that he believes his wife (sister of the assassin) is insane. Designing men have prevailed on her to deliver' public lectures regarding her brother’s case. Her husband has protested in vain, and his wife now seeks a divorce from him. .*

Miss Emilie Melville, the prima donna, is a passenger for the colonies by the steamer. ■ '.

The Marquis of Lome and the Princess Louise intend to visit tbe Pacific Canadian provinces. A terrible cyclone occurred in Alabama on the 24th April. Everything in its course was literally blown to pieces. The width of its course was about twelve miles.

The Electric Lisflit Company, of Massachusetts, Colonel Fred. Grant, president, has collapsed, owing 150,000d015, with no assets. There are charges of fraud in the management, and the matter will be brought, before the Courts. The question of Canadian independence was debated in the Now Dominion Parliament on the 21st ult. Sir John McDonald, the Premier, contended for the present system of government, because if “ we make treaties we would not have power to enforce them, whereas now the treaties we are interested in are enforced by the power of England.” He believed the resolutions pending were bad, and really meant independence of and separation from the mother country. The most serious outbreak ever known iu Arizona has taken place among the Apache Indians. They are robbing and murdering in all directions. Over fifty white persons have been butchered in a few days, and the United States troops are so few as to bo powerless against the savages. The Mayor of Long Island City, New , York, has been arrested for the robbery of 114,000d01s of the municipal funds. Charles Lind, school treasurer at Belleville, UTnois, has disappeared with 12,000do)s. - A horrible case of ti’Mimdsis occurred at Clyde, Kansas, where a whole family has died from eating the flesh of a hog killed a short time before. The more* meats of trichina in the raw pork could be observed with the naked eye. An attempt has been made ou the Uvea ; of Wiliam H. Vanderbilt .Cyrus W,. Field, by sendmg "explosive migsivps't# ;.p , y their residences, addressed through tfci

mails. Fortunately the one addressed to Vanderbilt was exploded by a jolt of the mail cart, and when the half-binned mail bag was examined the Field package was discovered intact, and plunged into water to guard against consequences. * It h claimed by the promoters of the ; Atlantic and the Pacific Inter-Ocean Rail- ' way Company that the time by this route from New York to San Francisco can be made in five days. It is whispered that a new improvement in railroading has been discovered which will revolutionise that and put it fifty years ahead ot the age.

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 649, 30 May 1882

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 649, 30 May 1882

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