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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 696, 24 July 1882
ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND.
San Francisco, July 1. The International Rifle match on June 1 10th resulted as follows: —Scotland, 1,753; England, 1,734; Ireland, 1,546. The Rev. Chatles Mackie, M.A., late of Ottery St Mary’s, Devonshire, died on June 3, aged 83. At a monster meeting at the Exeter Hall, prior to the debate in the House of Lords on the Deceased Wife’s Sister Bill, a resolution was seconded by Senator M. W. Watt, who is in favor of the marriage with a deceased wife’s sister. The Prince of Wales, Duke of Edinburgh, and Duke of Albany voted for the Bill, but all the Bishops, with the exception of the Archbishop of Canterbury were against the measure.
The progress made in hop-growing in New Zealand is creating anxiety amongst the English growers. G. B. Powell is lecturing before the Royal Colonial Institute.
On June 13th the Imperial defence committee recommended the following as fortified coal depots;—Barbadoes, Gibraltar, Ascension, Natal, Mauritius, Ordor, Singapore, King George’s Sound, Auckland, Fiji, Hong Kong, Antigua, the Falkland Islands, Diego, Garcia, Labuan, and some islands in the Pacific en route from New Zealand to Panama The Duke of Edinburgh narrowly escaped drowning at Bayonne, France, on the 29th, while with a fishing party. He was carried under at first, but after halt an hour’s struggling reached the shore. Mrs Langtry will play an engagement in America next season.
A man supposed to have driven the car containing the Cavendish-Burke assassins was arrested at Cork.
The prohibition of intoxication was successful in the State of lowa by 60,000 of a majority. “ Tug ” Wilson, the English pugilistic champion, challenges Sullivan, of Boston, to fight him under London prize ring rules for 2,500 dollars a side. Catholic Knights of Convention assembled at Cleveland, Ohio, and passed a resolution of fealty to the Pope. An express tram leaving Long Branch on the morning of the 29th ran over the bridge crossing a branch of the Shrewsbury river, and six cars dropped on their sides in about four feet of water. The cars were full of passengers, and about 100 were more or less injured. At Atlanta, Georgia, on the 28th, O. L. Clarke, editor of the Republican, was cowhided publicly by editor McOauliss. Clarke had reflected on the evidence given by McCauliss in a recent trial.^ Commenting on the execution of Guiteau, the London Times says the American people should insist upon the immediate reform of their judicial procedure, which would prevent another such degrading scene as that of Guiteau’s trial. A land like the United States is not secured against producing other Guiteaus, as happily it might reckon upon producing other Garfields. A mock execution of Guitean took place in Auburn, California, on the 30th. An effigy of the murderer was hanged in the presence of a large crowd of people. Parnell was banqueted by the Irish members of Parliament in London on the 29th. Justin McCarthy presided. The Saltan is about to issue a firman granting the Jewish refugees from Russia fertile tracts of land in Syria and Mesopotamia. A heavy fine of 11,500 dollars has been imposed on Captain Fenwick, of the British barqus Strathairly, by the United States District Court at San Francisco, for bringing an excess of Coolie passengers. Annie Louise Carey, famous as a prima donna contralto, was married to C. M. Raymond, of New York. The London Standard correspondent at Paris says De Lesseps’ report to the shareholders announces that the obstacles to the construction of the Panama Canal will not be so serious as at first anticipated. Shareholders will be asked to issue obligations to the amount of L 250.000 for the purchase of the Panama railroad. The journal Des Debats says, “ Great Britain is right in desiring to act alone in Egypt. We firmly believe France will afford her no assistance. The control of the Suez Canal belongs by right to England, and belonging to her de facto, it is for her a question of life and death.” Chas. W, Guiteau, Garfield’s assassin paid the penalty of his crime in the gaolyard at Washington on Friday, the 30th ult. The drop fell precisely at 12.40. His death was apparently painless, and he dropped shouting, “ Glory, glory, glory.” In a poker case before the New York Court the plaintiff swore that he lost 450,000 dollars in one hour at faro, the defendant Scott and another named Hedges being the dealers. The Jewish immigrants from Europe are pouring into New York faster than they can be disposed of. They are mostly totally destitute. A contract has been made by the combination cigar merchants of the Eastern States with six companies of San Francisco for 1000 Chinese to be employed in New York and throughout the East in the manufacture of cigars. King Kalaka, of Honelulu, has ordered two thrones to be constructed at Boston. They show great splendour so far as goldleaf and satin brocade can go. Michael Davitt has arrived in New York. He said the object of his visit was twofold—first, to contradict rumors of a split in the Land League movement; and, second, to explain the work done in Ireland by the Ladies’ Land League. He denied there was any disagreement between Mr Parnell and himself on the policy to be pursued. Washington journals publish a letter from Boston threatening President Arthur and Charles A. Read with assassination.
Mrs Dunmore, Guiteau’s divorced wife, indignantly denies the statement that she had endeavored to get his reprieve. No fewer than seventy-five people were poisoned, but not fatally, by cheese manufactured by a man in Michigan. The microscope showed the cheese was full of unrecognised parasites. The British steamer Escombia, Captain Purkiss, with wheat for St Vincent, Por tugal, capsized on the 13th ult., five miles outside the San Francisco Heads. Twenty of the crew were lost. The cause was imperfect stowage. She was loaded with 2382 tons of wheat and 80 tons of coal. When struck by a sea she capsized. The pilot warned the captain that the vessel was not secure, but the latter persisted, and dismissed him, and ten minutes after the vessel capsized. She was owned by a company in Liverpool. At the Consular Court enquiry, the verdict returned was that the disaster was due to the peril of the sea. Great dissatisfaction prevailed with the verdict as being returned to whitewash Captain Purkiss, who escaped. John Barry, M.P. for Wexford, intends to canvass the United States shortly in order to reconcile contending factions of Fenians and Land Leaguers, and at the same time secure increased financial support to the Parnell policy. A land agitation has broken out in Russia. A land owner of Leva was assassinated. A man arrested for the crime confessed he had been paid to commit it by agitators travelling about the country, preaching that it was only by killing the land owners reform will be obtained. Count Do Lesseps, the Panama and Suez Canal contractor, and now in his seventy seventh year, was presented on June the sth with his tenth child. Hanlau’s physicians have issued a card stating that he has typhoid fever, and will not be able to go into training for at least .two months. It was thought by the sporting fraternity that Qanlan by this
course was endeavoring to influence betting. The Lord Downshaw, said to be tl.a largest sailing ship ever constructed, is on her way (June 15th) from Belfast to San Francisco. She is constructed of steel, and is 230 ft long, and has four masts. Despatches from Copenhagen say the movement for the severance of Norway from Sweden, and for the establishment of a Republic, is assuming increased proportions. Unpleasant complications are expected. Sir Claud de Crespigny and Siramonds, aeronauts, ascended from Mardon, intending to cross the Channel. In their ascent they struck a house, and Crespigny fell out and broke his leg. Simmonds proceeded alone.
The British steamer Pando foundered near Porto Santo, Madeira Islands, in a moderate head sea. She cracked amidships, and the deck started up, and she sank in two minutes. Four of the crew were drowned.
The sculling match on the Thames between Lorgan and Pierce, the Australian rowers, took place on the 16th ult. Lorgan beat Pierce easily. Herr Miling, one of the principal officials of Germany, has been arrested at Kiel, charged with furnishing the Russian Government with copies of plans of German defence, for which he was paid 150,000 roubles. He confessed his guilt and then committed suicide.
Persons not Christians are forbidden by a decree of the Russian Holy Synod from publicly taking in holy pictures, crosses, or vessels used in Christian worship. Edwin Booth, the American actor, made his appearance in London as Richelieu, and had a warm reception. The London police have taken renewed precautions for the protection of Mr Gladstone.
Mr Gladstone received a delegation of Scotch farmers, and spoke strongly in favor of compensation for improvements made by tenants, and the abolition of entail, though he despaired of legislation on the subject. Special policemen are guarding the promises of the London Times, owing to the receipt of threatening letters purported to come from Fenian assassins. Lord Dunraven had his Irish estate revalued, and established the rental on a reduced basis.
Miss Ada Ward, recently from the colonies, opened at the Baldwin on the 26th in a melodrama called “ Caryawold,” and became a popular favorite at once.
ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 696, 24 July 1882
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