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(PER F&K8B ASSOCIATION.) AUCKLAND, March 4. Arrbed— -Alamecla with the San Fran olboo mail. Sah Fbanoiboo, February 11. The Canadian Commercial Company has decided to form a connection through Canadian territory with tha Company's cable, passing through Nova fc'cotia and Hew Brunswick and connec ing with the Canadian Pacific Telegraph system . Bir John McDonald made a great speech to the people at Montreal on the subj ct of annexation on January 23 on the occasion of turning over the drill hall to the Government. "Now," be asked his audience. " What will you do with it when Sherman and Butterworth hand you over to the United Bt*tea 1 (Ciieß of « Fight with them," and "Let them try.") tbe proper Ppirili oontinued Sir

John. His remarks were received with cheers later on m his speech the Premier's laudation of Canada aad her connection with Great Britain were received with immense cheering. The Canadian Liberals have decided to advo cate too independence of the Dominion from the British connection. Despatches from Vienna dated February 2, say that BUmarck is threatened with paralysis. His physicians Insist on >thso>uie rest, to which the Chancel or obj-et*. A Gorman spy named Schmidt was arrested on February 6 for taking plars of fott3 being bnilfc by France on tbo laM n S*voyard frontier. Unemployed laborers to the number of 10JMX) rio v .ed m Rome on February 8 lootlnp the banks and shops and smashing the windows and street lamps. They barricaded th.9 Btreets, but cavalry finally dispersed them. Socialism ia said to be tbe oauee of the trouble. Farther outbreaks are fo&red. Secret inqjlrles ordered by M. Floquet Into the organisation of the Patriotic League resulted m the discovery that the leagua bai arsenals well supplied and ready tqaippad with arms for 100,000 men. These arrangements were hidden under Gymnastio SSooieties and R'-flo Assooiatioos. At short notice the Boniangists could organise a powerful nucleus of a revolutionary. Four brutal murders, all by the same person were reported on (February 9) from Port Afflausson within 15 miles of Nancy on the river Moßelle. The victims inelcdad a shopkeeper and his wife who were both killed with an axe, a rich widow named Ferry who was decapitated, and aco-her named Fraecois wbo was also beheaded. There is no olue to the murderer. The gaol at Downpatrick while guarded by soldiers and the police was entered on February 7 and all the carbims were stolen from the armoury. The commander of the Brltleh man of war who recently boarded a French vessel whose papers were regular thirty miles north of Zanzibar outside the blockaded territory has od the complaint of tbe French Government been suspended. Tbe approaching visit of the Shah of Persia to England is csjslng rnuoh embarrassment to tbe Court cfnilals. The Theatre Royal, Alderahot, was burned on February 8. Tbe audience became pvnio Btricken and many persons were In j jred. It is definitely settled that Smith is to fl»hfc Killraln to a ficish under London prfz* ring rnle3 next Ootober or November forj?£1000 aside. Mitchell is to box Smith, ten rounds, for £1000 aside and thegboxlng championship of the world m London or the provinces. Forfeit of £500 is being posted promptly, A meteor weighing several hundred pounds fell with a terrible orash m Chicago on February 3. Mrs Agnes Emily flnpe, daughter of Mr John Rowney, a well-to-do resident of Chicago, was recently granted divoroa from John Hcpa of San Francisco, portrait painter, the latter acknowledging m correspondence that he has another wife m Dunedin. B)th wives have ohlldren by him. Hope excuses himself on the ground that he thought his New Zealand wife was dead. Searle, the Australian champion carsman, m a letter to Fox of New York, says that if Connor or anybody else wants to row him he must go to the Antipodes, as he (Searle) has no idea of leaving New Bomb Wales.

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SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2078, 4 March 1889

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SAN FRANCISCO MAIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2078, 4 March 1889