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General 3Xe>TS Summary.

Auckland, April 28,

The San Francisco mail steamer has arrived. Her dates from Europe are up to April 8. The Hon. W. E. Gladstone attended the baptism of his grandchild in Westminster Abbey on April 8. On his way to London he was presented with an address at Weybridge, and in acknowledgment spoke 15 minutes on political questions. He took occasion to roundly denounce Government for the recent perfidious practices of the present Ministry, who he declared were merely usurpers and intruders, who dared not submit their claims to represent a majority of the electors to the test of a general election, though they would be forced to do so soon.

/Le Caron the "Times' " witness before the Parnell Commission, is living in retire- \ ment in a London suburb. He wears a grey beard, which changes his appearance so that recognition is difficult. The Dublin "Freeman's Journal" asserts that he is to be given employment in Australia. - - ' - During the races on March 2nd in Cornwall, aportionof thegrand stand thirty feet long collapsed, precipitating 200 persons to the ground, and many were injured, some fatally. A curious scene occurred on the Strand, London,. on April 1. Viscount Hinton, who his made himself notorious by playing clown in pantomines, and has also under- 1 gone imprisonment for robbery, was grinding a hand organ, accompanied by his wife. A gentleman endeavored to persuade Hinton to desist, offering him a clerkship in the Stock Exchange. The offer was loudly declined in presence of 500 people. Hinton, who is heir to the Earl of Paulett, swore he would never alter the course of his life till the Earl died. During this exhibition, Lady Hinton passed round the hat to collect coppers. A recent conference between English and German steamship men is understood to mean that an endeavor is afoot to create a steamship trust and advance passenger rates

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THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2413, 29 April 1890

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THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2413, 29 April 1890

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