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ADDITIONAL MAIL NEWS.

Vesuvius is showing increased iotivlty. The new cone that had been formed haa been reDt open. A number of tho New York towns reoetved a severe shaking upon January 11th by earthquakes. Advices from Russia of January 4h Bay that 1175 persons were fr< zen to death m Ekaterinburg on December 27th. The eteamer Kite Adams, running on the Mississippi river between Momphio and Arkansas otty, was burned on Deoember the 13th. Fifty parsons perished. The incoming Indiana democratic Legislators bave framed a new election law, Involving all the essential features of the Australian system. It will probably b • pasoed iv a modified form. Railway disisttti are reported at Baku and other places. A train on the TransOaaoasian railroad was blooked m enow early In January near Tiflis, Fourteen passengers perished and twenty were injured. A relief party lost their way, and were also all frozsn to death. Pooblo, Colorado has deoHed to build a mineral palace, 300.t by 200 ft, made up of fragments of minerals from the mining regions tributary to the place, and m whloh will be exhibited speolmons as large as can be obtained from every important gold and silver mine In the United States and Mexico. The British steamship Almlra, Osptalo Smith, bound from England to New York was burned on tbe night of December 14, ! about elghty-fiae miles tff the p irt last named. The captain's wife, two ohlldren and twelve sailors were burned with tbe vessel. The c*pt»in, first mate, and seoond mate took a small boat and landed at Rockland, Maine. The town of Marblehaad, Massachusetts* was In great part redaoed to ashes on Christmas night by fire, whloh comnmei the railway department, ail the boot and shoe factories, and many other buildings ; burning over seven acres of crouod. It was the most disistrous ooDfltgration m the history of the city. Tbe loss Is estimated at 1,500,000d018. H. 0. 0. Atwood was removed on the 2nd Janus f from the United States Consulship at (San Domingo, Hayti. His offence was endorsing the letter of a Yankee showman, who wished to exhibit the bones of Columbus m the United States, to the Dominican Government for permission to do io. Figneroa, the Minister of the Interior, deolared the application to be " a publio scandal." Recent hurricanes In tbe West Indies are the worst In history. Three hundred houses m Tnrks Inland wei-e destroyed and all the rent damaged. Over 400,000 bushels of salt wero spoiled, and twentyone lives iott Three large vessels, names not known, went down with all on board. la Oatco-, a ouster of islands north of San Domingo, the flood swept away all provisions, leaving tbe peop'e starving, The natives are dying every day from Injuries reoeived while the hurricane prevailed.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2057, 7 February 1889

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ADDITIONAL MAIL NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2057, 7 February 1889

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