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GENERAL SUMMARY. (Per s.s, Alameda at Ano'cland) Auckland, August 16 A cable to the " Montreal G-zatte " of July 12, says the British Poa nusterQeneral b»s signed a ointreot with ihs Canadian Paoifio Railway for a fast ; monthly service to China and Jpin, j guaranteeing £600.000yeaily. The Cmpane's bonds are not? bolog floated, and steamers bolng ballt to omy Ue mails snd pswsengera, the former going by the Canadian Pacific Railway to tha Pacific 'Coast and theuoe to Ohios and Japan by tbe na v Paoifio l'ne, lnsto*d nf ai formerly by tho Amarfoau line from Baa Ffcnclaoo. Steel etesaiers which can be convert' d into war croisors if nooded will be usad for the eorvlae, The Utter feature ia considered Important and ii whispered aa being tho prinoipal reason for the large subsidy granted, as It is mo oh cheaper than keeping war ahlpa at great expanse m the Paoifio In o»ae of trouble with Russia and the time will bo shortened three weeks. The President of a combination of leading railroad and rapid transit steam* ahlp companies has parohaaed 23,000 fcores of land and all the arallable water "frontage ai Mont* Ank Point, Long Island, NewYurlc, as ' the landing point m the, United States for his new steamship Una. ; In New York eight millions of dollars hive been subscribed, largely by the Vanderbllt and Aator families to build "eight steamships with power to oroas tbe Atlan'lo In five and a half days. The pevr vessels will be oonstrnoted m America, and oarry only taloon and second cabin passengers. The hatohes ■are not to be opened for general freight, 'aad only mails, express packages, corn and bullion will be carried. The oontraot for the construction of the steamers will be awarded as soon as the new White Star Line steamship Majestic proves a sttocess. The new type of twin aorew propeller will be tried on this vessel, and if Bucoassf nl they promise to revolntlorhe iha system of Horew propulsion. If the contracts cannot be filled here within a reasonable time tbe yard will hi leased, fcha vessels to ba oonatruoted by the 0 impaty. The 'New York Herald" of July 24 prints tbe followiog Washington despatch :— lt will not ba surprising if tho treaty agreed on at Berlin, regarding "fKi~ii I B7wJf*o"r"Sa/flca-sbould be rejacted by the Senate. The demooratia senators, If the reports are true th*t are leaking oat from tho State Department and from the German foreign effioe, will have muoh better reasons for gvoting against the treaty than their republican oolleagues had for voting against tbe Fisheries Treaty. It 89ims that Mr Blaina is not satisfied with the terms made at Berlin, but yielded the point rather than have the oonferenoe a failure. It Is said Senators Oaisoo and Phelpa had tboir eyes on a mission to tbe German Court, and if they have yielded American rights It will naturally give rise to oritlo'.ama tha 1 ; they were more anxious to oonolllate Germany than to defend Amertam internets at the risk of unpopularity m Berlin. The Oommlsislon w»s not bar mnnioas at any time j the members were liifla n;ed too ma oh by Btatztarok. As the settlement of the bland estate ia left In the hands < f a tripartite advfaory board reprteenMnts England, Germany and the United States, the me jority will always be m tba bauds of the two European powers v>'lng together. No attempt seems to hiva b^cn made by oar Commissioners to U'OtiPß tb9 native poß3saalon of land, and check Garmac aggreslons. Two thousand guests were at tho re-, ceptloa of the National Liberal Club on he evening of Jaly 26, m oelebratlon of Me Gbdhtone'a golden wedding. It w^s a brilliant Rffilr. Mr Gladstone wtts praannted with a oommemoratlve album, tha work of many leading artists. He replied m an eloquent apeeoh saying that he felt be wai drowned m an ooean of kluenss. A London despatch of Jaly 20aays that Q leen Victoria ia making arrangements tor the Prinoe of Wales to relieve her of tho labor of considering State document. Tne Pclnoe m this oasa assumes all responsibilities, and wishes, it ia said, to adopt the title of Pflooo Regent, and hve the use of Buckl^ba<n palace and Windsor Oastla, tbo Qieen retiring to Osborno andßalmor»l. If tbe arrangement Is narried out Prlnoa Albert V o.or will obtain poasessfoa of Marlborough House. Christine Nillsion, the Swedish prima dona, hta boooma detfj the result of llluesa. ' A dispatch of July 20 says thedootors are ooufideut they will pull Wllkle Collins through the present crisis but that he will never be able to work again; The residents of Hawarden propose to erect a monument In oommemoratlon of Mr Gladstone's golden wedding which was oel ebrated In grand style on July 26. Tbe whole of the United Kingdoms sent memorials, addresses atd other tributes of respect. Tho Prince of Wales and a thoaßand dlgnltar'es acnt pleasant words of congratulation. The Premier, Lord Salisbury, m !|a apeeoh at Mile E'id ou July 16 told bii hearers that they mast not expeot th/j day ever to come when tho Colonies win!d beoome a federation In the same sense as the United States, but he hoped that by common agreement prpßant difficulties would bo removed, Referring to Irish afftlra he said 14 was app^ling to think that years hence their eons And grandsona might still ba discussing the Irish problem with nothing new to say on tbe subject* A deapatoh of Jaly 9 says the Qaeen and Frinoe of Waiea are chagrined at tbe aotlon of the House of Oumtnoos m 1 reference to tho dowries for the yonng Prlnoes and P.rlnceases ? In relegating the matter to a p^mmittee on Royal Grants K»mal», Sat ah Bcrnhardt'a husband U oonfiued In »n Insine asylum He la threatened with incurable inaatlty tbe result of morphine. At a meeting of the Jockey Club on July 5 it waß decided to acqept the resignation of Sit G. Obetwynd as a member. The Hon Jas Lowther, who presided, ad? dressed the membera, saying ;— "To our minds Sir G. Chotwynd has completely exonerated hlmsolf from tbe charge against him. We do not place the same meaning to o >.rtain charges aa was placed on them by Sb George's lawyers." S.r George has written a letter to the Jockey Olub, m which be says that when he accepted the arbitration of the charges made •gufnit him by the tarl of Durham ho believed it was not a tribunal to condemn him. He denies hu resignation Involves an adtnlssloh of thi jaatloa of the award of a £d damagee, made against him by arbitration. The withdrawal of the Parnell counsel on Jaly 16 from the speolal Commission, by order of their cl eats, who have abandoned the case against the "Times," rjtekted a profound sensation. The aotlon of the Irish loader is a detertnlnod pio> test against the ejqalualon of the books of Secretary Houston of the Loyal and Patrlotlo League, from whloh' they proposed to prove the Plgott conspiracy against them and tbe iniquity of the 11 Times " In publishing thtf " Parnelllam and crime ." artlple Inspired by Plgott ? one of tho direot ree^Ua of the conspiracy. Although their counsel ' hava left the Court the liflbh Readers deolare their WiltltiL-naas to answer any question that tha Jjdlgrpmiy »ak th tvgi* .- T-'io Dnitoft jOonEcV^t fl { inoburg failed on! July' 5; HaW"«- f ?,; f f19,000 Wki; Sk "* ? B rj g- 8 h 9 , .., «h»ya petitioned A nuuibei > "~' ua * im OStlfjophgr tho Vatican to 0»uv.... Columbus on tbe anniversary of the ow- ■ oovery of Am«llfll.

j Thu Jruit v; d »i -..• cc p i; n» r ( '' (m & Bohemia is re. crtod sri utter faiore owiog to almcHt constant etorma. English Oipital is seeking irvestm^nt ia the United SUteß pat vow In mormons qaantltieo. Syndics B have been t >rm- d to buy breweries, rfs'.anranta, watch factories, and to control the dry goods trade. The latest organi^t'on B a Sal Tmafc, with a capital f.f 20,000,000a01. Toe dry goo:la project called foe £10,000,000 sterling, &cd the money waa ready. The village of Prince owe, Ohio, was almost wiped out, , by a toenado on ha aftarno&n of Ju'y 14, and icon fificsn to twenty people wore killed. TJoVr house escaped dirua^u, and anioa of thorn were blown away bodily. In many Instances not a trace w;»a left- of structures th»t had stood on tha spot Generally m Ohio and Missouri the storm wrought; fearfal damage, A bloody ba'tle t' ok p-aoe At D-.lut.te, M'noeßota, ou July 6, between 2000 airik^ ing atraet laborers and 36 police The militia were oalbd oat an 1 attacked the rlotara vlgoroasly, bsyoneitlng several au«i shooting many more. Seven offiolala were woanded by the mob, but none eeTloasly, Tha police were stacked while guarding seventy men working In a newer tronoh, who, being satisfied with thelt rragea, preferred not to go on strike. A letter was reoeivad from the Popa on Jaly 16, by the authorities of one of the Universities, thanking them and tha authorities of Qaebao fo? the resolutions adopted by tham At the demonstration on April 28 last, io favor of the restoration of thu temporal power of the Fontlff. Miss Kste Dreaoel, who recently enteeed a Pitteburg convent, has donated 250,000 dollars to found a Oathollo College m Philadelphia exolaslvely for colored students, Harold Marsh Sawell, Ute United State? 0 insul ac Apia, Samoa, whoaooompaniad the American Uommlaslon to Berlin, haa informed the United States Secretary of State that he was treated with contempt while In the German oupltal, and anmarolfaUy enubbad. Tha Rev 3o!oraon.Bour, Eabbl of the first Hungarian congregation In Chicago, has euod the members of bis fbok fov lO.OOOdoh on the ground that they hired a Thug t n give him a pummelling. The office! a of the Uaited States Treasury, at Washington, have made the startling discovery that a conspiracy has been m operfctloa among those who print the Government eeourltles, by which a large amonnl of Government money has been fraudulently ta?ued, printed from the pla'es and dies In the Bureau. Tbo British Mlciater Pauncifote sailed for Europe from Now lork on Jaly 10, It h reported that he oarrles a rough draft of an agreement between Great Britain and the United States concerning the Canadian and Bahring Saa questions, to be submitted to Lord Salisbury foe oousd^raticn and aaggestion, A euiden alnkbg of the earth ecoaried l\ Prlnoe George Oonnty, Virginia, on Jaly 17 1 covering a wide are& of territory. In one plaie the depression Is from ton to alxty feet. Thia embraoea twelve notes, and a lake, fed by subterranean water has formed. John Law's, a saloon aid gaaibllng- ! house keeper, at Foaai!, Wyoming territory, who flogged his wifa for teaching tht-ir child a prayer, wss visited, on Jaly 17, by about twenty women, armsdwiih black sn«kor, buggy whips and willow swltohes, by a vigorous opplio»tlon of wbioh they nearly flogged him to death; He straggled, oarsad, and swore, hut the flig6lUtors were too many for him.

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SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2202, 17 August 1889

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SAN FRANCISCO MAIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2202, 17 August 1889