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AMERICAN ITEMS.

Influenza is raging with great violence ; throughout Mexico.--; I 1 v.''.i v - .'•' ''•' One of the assistants at the Pasteur ; Institute, New York,":.was?stricken with j rabies on March 11th, while at work on' ■■■ the brain of a dog that had died mad. Wyomingterritory <war albnitted into the Union of States on March 27th by a ,\ small majority. There is a female suffrage clause in the constitution of the new State. i '" •;•—•- - ■ j_ Notwithstanding the severity of the t, winter season the condition of growing h crops in California is reported good. There will be a diminished grain average : however, owing to the heavy rainfall. ~\ The New York laundry men have ' entered on a crusade against Chinamen in that city engaged-mi, the same business.. It is estimated that the Chinese washer- , : !men send A', 000,000 ddl annually home ,'i from New York. ■••■> "■■'' "■<•" >Or" ' I; i A terrible storm was in progress in the Cleveland section of the State of Ohio on ■■ April Bth. It broke over Norwalk, the! /. county seat. of" r Huron, t and levelled several buildings to the ground, killing several people. A furious gale also pre- i! vailed in Wyoming. > ', The engineers surveying a line for the „t Mexican Pacific Railway in the district ; iof Tonaia, State of Chiapas,; report the '} discovery of two mountains of almost solid . iron, carrying 'from~6jofco64 f Tpe'r cent of • metallic iron; The estimated'amount of ore in sight is 200,000,000 tons. The „;^; iron is,well adapted for .conversion into ';j :•'-. steel,, being free from sulphur and phos- " .; phorus." 'v- -■» 4»v« > A hole which accidentally burned through the. rpqf of a.caisson of the huge . t ?: North River, (Hudson) on April 3rd caused its flooding, and' the engines are unable to expel the Trater." It- is feared ;'\ that a. nfew start will have ijs ;sbe made from the New York fendj in'iwhich case. years of work may be considered lost. -•% The tunnel is now 2000 ft Jong from the v, New Jerseyend.bufonlycliOft from the New York end yet. "This represents the work of: years, asfgreat .engineering \'. difficulties have been encountered. Prophetstown, Illinois,;: is reported blown away and also Harper's ferry, Henry County, Kentucky, made memorable by the John Brown raid. It is re- -\ ported that Bed Joe's Islands c(n |rhioh the great statue ; of liberty, by jßartKoldi, was recently erected, is .slowly,: Bin King into the waters of New York Bay: JtVhas been discovered by investigation that the statue is eight feet, lower-r than 1 when ; - placed. It is thought that part Of the ' '■• shelf which forms, the! island has broken " oflf, and the rock foundation of the statue is slowly, but surely, sinking out of sight. Of course, the cause of the breaking of the rock shelf s not hard to tell. That ~ < calamity was undoubtedly caused by the ■', .! immense weight of the stone, pedestal <n^' which the statue stands.; . ,'-*'-," •

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AMERICAN ITEMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2414, 30 April 1890

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AMERICAN ITEMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2414, 30 April 1890

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