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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND.

[by telegraph. ] Auckland, To-day. Brenner, secretary to the Land League at Kilkenny, has attacked Messrs Bright, Gladstone, and Chamberlain, with great acrimony. He asserted that Michael Davitt was the real ruler of Ireland. The land agitation in the Isle of Skye is again assuming a serious aspect. A poor house, at Pesthamoe, Sweden, has been burned, and twenty persons perished in the flames. In the suit brought by the municipality of Marseilles to recover the Chateau given to the Empress Eugenie during her regency, the verdict was in favor of Eugenie, and the municipality was saddled with the costs of the action. A marriage has been arranged between Princess Beatrice and Lord Frederick William, eldest son of the Landgrave of Hesse. The Stanley Memorial Fund has been raised to L 5.200, including LI,IOO contributions to the American memorial window.

Johnston and Ready, proprietors of the Moorfiold Iron Works, Stockton, have failed. Liabilities, L 120,000. A tanning works at Galashiels, Scotland, have been burned. The loss is estimated at LIOOjOOO. Three hundred and twenty Hereford farmers have loft England for Canada.

In addition to the mutilation of Jews at Odessa, Russia, several were tortured by having petroleum poured into their wounds. One hundred and twenty-five were so served, and are now in the hospital. The Russian Press have been ordered not to report future massacres of Jews, and not to discuss the question. The opening of the new Eddystone lighthouse took place on the 18th. The Duke of Edinburgh was present.

A firm of influential Jewish financiers, in New York, have been advised, by cable, that Ignatieff intends presenting a Bill to the Czar, to confiscate all property of Jews in Russia ; and the sender of the telegram urges that the American Government be begged to use its good offices to prevent the signing of the decree. The Irish Republican Brotherhood of Dublin calls upon all brethren in America to particularly advance the nationalists’ cause by every means in their power. The manifesto states that those who have performed the execution (the assassination of Lord Cavendish and Mr Burke) deserve well of their country. Michael Davitt telegraphs that he expects a sacrifice will be demanded to satisfy the vengeance of Irish landlordism, and that he has private information that he himself will be the sacrifice selected. The steamer William Barants started from the Hague for the Arctic regions on the 11th inst., in search of the Leigh-Smith expedition. A terrible explosion of fire damp has taken place in the Piuto mine, in the town of Boehum. Fifty-six dead bodies have been recovered.

A peculiar riot occurred at Paris on the night of the 20th and following morning, caused by the students of the Latin Quarter making a violent demonstration against men who bear the name of “Alphonse,” and who are professional allies of certain women. Thirteen students stand committed for trial. The angry crowd was dispersed by a detachment of 200 police. Captain Burton and Commander Cameron bring to England such accounts from the Gold Coast of Africa, that geographical and scientific circles are much interested. They report the presence of gold in such quantities that eastern Africa must repeat tire auriferous history of Australia and California.

A man named Davidson, who arrived at St. Petersburg, on the 18th, from Stockholm, was arrested on suspicion of being one of the Phoenix Park assassins. He was recognised by a scar on the left cheek.

A report having spread that an attempt

would be made to destroy the Government magazine at Purfleet, containing 50,000 barrels of gunpowder, the garrison there has been strengthened, and the public warned to keep to the main road. The great success of the amusement season in London is the German opera “ Two Companions,” performed to crowded houses. The Wagner troupe had 1,100 seats subscribed for before opening its doors, and every seat has been taken for the season of French drama. Both Mr Gladstone and Sir Yernon Harcourt have been warned at a recent Irish meeting in London. A hope was expressed that Mr Gladstone would be I assassinated next, and this expression was received with loud applause. President Arthur has been threatened with assassination if he does not recall Minister Lowell from England, and ask the unconditional surrender of all American citizens imprisoned without trial in Ireland.

An astounding discovery has been made of extensive frauds by duplicating the Government currency with transfers from the original places in the Treasury at Washington. Officials are suspected, and several arrests have been made. Ferris, the Calafornian Tichborne claimant, has pone to England to establish his identity as Sir Roger. The Jeanette survivors, Lieutenant Dunnhowie, Dr Newcombe, and Jack Colo have arrived at New York. Dunnhowie is almost blind, and Cole has been crazed with his sufferings. He was in a straight jacket. Newcombe is unharmed. Captain Bados has failed to get the Ship Railway project through Congress, and he has gone to Europe to interest capitalists there. The gigantic iron workers strike of Pennsylvania was made against the following rate of wages -Nail feeders, Idol 75c ; helpers, 2dols; puddlers, 4dols 40 j ; nailers, Gdols ; rollers, 8 to 10 dols. Many well-informed men believe that over production and the continued depression of foreign markets will, before the next decade, cause the stoppage of many industrial works. Guiteau, the condemned assassin, manifests the wildest terror regarding the approaching execution. All his bravado has gone. _____

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 672, 26 June 1882

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 672, 26 June 1882

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