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ARRIVAL OF THE S.S. CITY OF NEW YORK WITH THE English and American Mails.

GENERAL SUMMARY.

London, November 21

It ia mentioned that Lord O'Hagan, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, will shortly resign on account of hia health, and that AttorneyGeneral Law will succeed him. Justice Sir Nathaniel Lindley, of the Common Pleas Division of the High Court of Justice, will be elevated to the Beach of the Court of Appeals.

A company has been registered in London under the name of the Edison-Gower-Bell Telephone Company of Europe. Colonel Goiirad, chairman. Ho public isaoe of shares; whole capital privately supplied. Carrie Roy captured the Jockey Club cup at Newmarket, October 2Sth. The Houghton Handicap was won by GrUfildia. Lorillard's Gerald had a walk-over for the Subscription Stakes on the 27th. Criterion \ursery stakes for 2 year olds was won by Wolseley, 2<sth, and the Dewhurat Plate by Dutch Oven. The Nursery Handicap wa3 won, on the 25th, by Magician; same day, race for the Cambridgeshire stakes was won by James R. Keene's Foxhall.Luey Glitters second, Tristan third. Thirty-two horses sorted. Time of the race, 2 mins lS^sec. Watts rode Foxhall. The "Sportsman" says the winner's performance is unprecedented, and calla him the beat three year old this season. " ' . Th 3 steamer Calliope, from Odessa, for Bremen, was totally lost ou the Spanish coast on October 27. Only one person was saved. Mr Gladstone, in the course of ma reply to an address from Knowlesly, congratulated the country that no fewer than 30,600 application forms under the Land Act had been issued, and this led him to anticipate the future peace and prosperity of Ireland. Postmasters and post-office servants in Ireland have been warned by the Postmaster - Ueneral not to join the Land League, which has been declared an illegal organization— Kelly, of Dublin, has refused : to allow the ladies' branch of tn^League to meet any longer on his premises, as he wa3 threatened with arrest.—Arrangements had been made to seize the League organ, " United Ireland," on the 27th, but the proceedings were thwarted by the paper appearing on that day without any leading articles.— Secretary Forster walks everywhere through the streets of Dublin unattended, and apparently without fear for his personal safety. Dr Carver haa won two snore pigeonshooting matches in London. In the match on the 24th, with Crashay, of the West of England Club, for £100, Crashay won by two birds. In the contest between them at 100 pigeons, Dr Career won by H birds. On the 24th, the Flying Stakes were won by lightning, and the Criterion by Bruce. The" steamer Clan McDuff foundered on Thursday, the 20th, off the Welsh coast about 40 persona who were on board are missing. One boat's crew were picked np by the steamer Palestine, and landed at Liverpool.- The lost steamer was bound to Bombay. The " New York Tribune's London dispatch speaks of the deep feeling of grateful sympathy felt by the English people on account of the management of the Yorktown affair, and the salute given the British flag at the close of the regular programme. The St. iPetersburg " Novoe Vremya," in a bitter article concerning the salate, refuses to believe the token of amity sincere. A pugilist named Carney and four othen have been arrested ia London on a charge of manslaughter, for causing the death of Highland, the champion light weight Highland received fatal injuries in a prizefight near Birmingham, Stories have been set afloat of the activity of the Fenians in Great Britain, Parts, and America, and of conspiracies to assassinate Forster, Harconrt, Gladstone, and tome members of the Royal Family, even to the length of men having ■ been "told off" for the bloody pnrpose. The Conservative Irish pres3 laugh at the reports as sheer fabrications. Lieut. Schwatka's relic* of tbe Franklin expedition have been placed in the Museum at Greenwich Hospital. Mabel Wilberforce, an adventuress, found guilty of perjury, has teen sentenced to nine months' imprisonment in a London gaol, with hard labour. One of the six missing coats of the Dutch steamer Kcenig .der Nederlander, foundered on the voyage from Batavia to Amsterdam, has been picked up in the Indian Ocean and taken to Aden. It contained 19 persons. The President of the London Board of Trade, rpeaking to shipowners, thought it possible to create a Council on the model of the Railway Commission, representing the whole shipping interest and the great insurance companies. Tbe functions ot the Council were to advise and assist the Board of Trade.

The winnings of the American horses in .England and France" this year amount to about £30,000 sterling. It is rumoured that Earl Spencer, LordPresident of the Council, will replace Lord Cowper as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, and that Lord Derby will replace Earl Spencer in the Cabinet. Ex-Mayor Gray has retired from the Dublin Town Coincil. Cells are being prepared in Armagh gaol for Parnell and forty others. Parnell's jailer at Kilmainham was suspended directly after tho publication of the prisoner's letter, deprecating the formation of a Tenant's Defence Association for evading the Government's Anti-Land League proclamation. Sexton, one ot the imprisoned Leaguers, is reported dying. Parnell is not allowed to see his solicitor, and the latter has proIt is whispered in the London Clubs hat the Government intend to sell Gibraltar to Spain. The police prevented a Branch Lsnd League meeting in London on the 31st, Very Rev. George Henry Sacheverell Johnson, Dean of Wells, noted as a mathematician, and as one of the editors of " The Speaker's uommentary," is dead. Gladstone has allowed his hand to be outlined for a book concerning the hands of distinguished men, about to be published, j Professor Mahaffy has been utilising Oscar Wilde, the aesthetic, to illustrate a proposition that a etupid boy gaiaa more than a brilliant one from a University training. Effigies of Gladstone, Parnell, Biggar, and others were burned in the poorer districts of London on November sth, according as the English or Irish sentiment predominated. At Lewe3, one of Gniteau, the aasaasin of President Garfield, was consumed.

The story of Gladstone's retirement, started by the " Standard," was the excitement of half a day. It has been publicly contradicted by Gladstone's friends,

The movement for English Land Reform may be represented, thm far, as a move* merit with conspicuous leadership and welldefined purpose; bat nobody supposes that the programme of the Farmers' Alliance will betaken np ly either political patty. Lord Hartington's spench, on the night of Nov. sth, extinguished hopes expressed in some quarters that he might pat himself at the head of this agitation, based upon the principles of the Irish Land Aot. Harrington said he considered the present distress of English farmers due to the weather rather than to tha landlords ; bat he repeated his former declaration, that the farmer is entitled to relief by legislation from the present system so far as it is artificial and unsound, and added that he favoured legislative secnritT for the tenant's capital and labour, and the resulting improvements, but was opposed to the notion that, the tenant was entitled in consequence to improvements of-; fected under a priority of right in the soil. He argued that the bad times should b« fought through by tho 00-oparation of all classes interested in the soil, The English landlords are voluntarily making the tenants a reduction equal to the amount that will probably be enforced on the Irish landlords, The opinion ia generally expressed that the Government stands to-day UDqueation. ably stronger than when Parliament adjourned—thanks to the energetic Irish policy. The " Herald's " (N.Y,) London conrea. pondent has made extensive enquiries among the London bankers about tho Con* federate bond mania, aatl finds there is not a penny invested, and certainly not in the name of the Confederate Government, I'ha Bank of England does not accept investments from foreign Governments even if tho Confederacy bad any money to send at the timo, Tho English views on American policy have been much modified, The rumoured intervention of the United States between Chili and' Pern, ia regarded in. London as n just and necessary step, and in relation to

the Canal question, the public freely concedes that if England has a right to control theGoyernment of Egypt, because the Suez Canal is oa the road to England, the Umted Government has surely a right to prevent European interference with a route directly affecting her interests in the Pacific. Andrew Marshal Porter, Q.C., succeeds William Johnson, as Solicitor General for Ireland. John McHate, Archbishop of Tnam, is dead. The new Dean of Westminster, Rev. Geo. Granville Bradley, in bis inaugural sermop at Westminster Abbay, claimed that American 3 hare common interest in the Abbey with Englishmen. Conld they forget their divided counsels and unhappy memories? America had twice this year, he said, been drawn to the mother country by their common griefs. Despite the suppression of the Land League, several local branches continue to meet secretly. The police have been instructed to be more active in reporting participants. The London British Board returns for the month of October show an increase of exports of £2,539,021 and an increase of imports of £3,871,253 a3 compared with the aame month of last year. Arthur Lefroy's trial, for the murder of Mr Gold on the Brighton train, terminated at Maid3tone on the Sth Nov. The Court room wa3 crowded—a remarkable number of womenbeingpresent. Lord Chief Justice j Coleridge's summing up was strongly against the prisoner, and tended to throw discredit on the point on which the defence relied, viz., that Lefroy had not pawned a pistol, and he showed his entire disbelief in the prisoner's assertion that a third person was present in the railway car at the time of the murder. The prisoner was found guilty and sentenced to be hanged. After the senteace had been passed, Lefroy protested bis innocence. At an influential meeting of the Central Chamber of Agriculture, held in London, Nov. 8, a motion in favour of "iair trade' was rejected. It is reported in London legal circles that if Lord Selborne is not able soon to assume the performance of hi 3 duties as Lord High Chancellor, the Great Seal will be placed in Commission.

Samuel Faulkner, a cotton agent at Cruouell (England) has failed for £60,000. The " Times," replying to the arguments of the Fair Traders, drawn from the progress of America, print 3 a long comparative statement, tending 10 show that Great Britain increased even more wonderfully. The "Times" estimates the money and trade lost to America, through the decline of her shipping, at £16,000,000 yearly, and considers an increase in the severity of American competition with European agriculture certain. The question whether it U wise to permit thii dependence on a j single foreign country, it says, is one which | may soon force itself npon the attention of• public men. i A Urge meeting of the tenants upon the estate of Sir John Eanis.at Athlone, on the 6th, unanimonsly resolved to demand an | abatement of their rent". In the eveat of , refusal, they will apply to the Land Court. There are upwards of 5,000 tenants on the estate. The landlords view the great re-! dnctions in rents that hare been made, with alarm, and apprehend that if the same principle is carried out their property will be confiscated to a large extent, and numbers of them ruined. They 1)611676 that the principle of the Commission adopted at Belfast in fixing rent will hold out a premium to indolent and incompetent farmers to visit indulgent landlords with penalties. The ninth of November was devoted to the Lord Mayor of London's show. It wai kept a3 a holiday and basines3 was sn3needed. The new official went in solemn procession to Guildhall, with the usual ancient display, which drew immense crowds. There was an innovation, in the programme with the object of honouring the-American people, which was received with great enthusiasm. The Stars and Stripes were carried in the procession, preceded by a dram and fife, and the band of the Fourth BattalioD, London Militia, playing the "Star Spangled Banner." After a short interval came a, band from the training-ship Warrpite, playing "Yankee Doodle." The Americin flag was received with a general clapping of hands and cheers. The same honour was not conspicuously rendered to any other f eat me of the procession, except as the coaches of the new and old Mayors passed by. There Alexander McDonald, M.P. for Stafford, j and Secretary of the Miners' Association for Scotland, waa buried on the 7th at New Monkland, near Glasgow. Nearly all the miners ia Lanarkshire abstained from work in token of respect. was a demonstration as the procession passed the office of the United States Cable 1 Company; four young ladies waved American flags from window*, and there was loud and continued applause. At the Lord Mayor's banquet, in the evening, Gladstone, replying to the toast, " Her Majesty's Ministers," said : " I can discern sigas of improvement in Ireland. 1 believe the people of England are unanimously convinced it was necessary to take strong" measures in Ireland in defence of public law and private liberty. One question, at least, has beei decided ; the people are determined to make a full trial of the Land Act I hold in my hand very significant proof of the treatment to which the j Irish have been subjected by their so-called friend*. It is a notice proceeding from high authority, stating that anybody paying rent before the suspects are released, without consent of the Land1 League will be •'boycotted." Though I cannot yet state that throughout Ireland the covenants into which tenants entered are punctually performed, yet they are ' largely and increasingly performed. Those who decline their performance are generally those who are well able to fulfil their engagements. 1 can »afely aay the Irish Will make use of the Land Act, which will be impartially administered. Referring ( to foreign affairs. Mr Gladstone said :— " Lord Granville will be able to draw a picture less charged* with anxious and critical features than that of a year ago. Afghanistan, instead of being broken into fragments, ia now under a single ruler. We are happy to think that peace reigns in South Africa." Beferring to the next session of Parliament, the speaker continued : "There will be an early and urgent demand on the wisdom of Parliament, to consider effective means for meeting the great evil of obstruction, which has presented itself.' I would wish this question to be kept out of the region of party dispute." xn the interest of all parties, and in the interest of the nation and country, it is necessary the public business be regularly and effectively conducted." (Cheers,) Earl Granville also made a speech. He said, in discussing the settlement of the Alabama claims i - " Ever since the United States became an independent Power, there never has been a time when the same friendly feeling existed as exists now between- the two great English-speaking nations. I know of no more striking test than the feeling which has been shown of the sinceie' and deep grief in England ia regard to the death of President Garfield, and the devoted loyalty of Americans to our Queen." Confederate bonds were 12* 6d per 1000 in London at last accounts. It v said that one Felix Payton, of Salt Lake, admits manufacturing Confederate bonds and shipping them to Philadelphia for Eastern parties who wanted them to sell as souvenirs of the rebellion.

The Marquis of Waterford has disposed of his hunting stud. Captain Kennedy, of the stearaor Germanic, has been fined £10 for bringing three cases of cartridges not on manifest from New York to* Liverpool. The Mayor of Hull, speaking of the commerce with America, on the 11th, said arrangements are about to be made by wbich direct trade between Bull and Baltimore would be opened when the deep-' water docks of the Hull and Barnsley Railway were constructed, The Inman Company mean to send some of their large1 steamers to Hull.

Lord Harrington has intimated to a deputation that lie believed the Indian; Government, in its next budget, would: abolish the duty on grey goods, A telegram has been received by the Foreign Missionary Society in Paris stating that by a terrible typhoon in Western Tongufa, 200 churches, Si parsonages and cottages, and 2,000 houses havo been destroyed, 6,000 Christians are ruined and without resources, ." ;

Chios has been again oarthquakod, and the village is reported to be sinking. Dr. Carver, at Hendon on the 10th, killed 83 pigeons ont of 100. The challenge was that he would not kill 70 birds ont of 100, and'the stakes were £100 on this part of the match; 70 birds having been killed, £50 a side was laid on each additional bird up tn 80. The marksman killed these without a miss, -Advices from Cap? Coast Castle report thafthe King of Aahantee killed 200 yonng gitls for the purpose of using their blood tomix mortar for the repairs of one of the State building?, In the Gnn Club shooting match on the 12th inst., between'Dm; Carver and Archer, for £100 a side, the result was' a \ draw, each killing 19 birds out of 25.

3000 operatives in the Staffordshire potteries are on strike.

The cholera at Mecca is increasing. The mortality on the 3rd, Itfa, and sth instants was 55, 215, and 61 i respectively. Denpsey, of the "Ulster Examiner and Star" will contest the County Deny for Parliament in the interest of the Farneliites. Applications to the Land Court reached, on the 25th mat., 25,000. Parnell has written to a member of the WirtdowHunteuclosing his subscription, and hoping the hunting will not be stopped. A determined effort is being made by the Radicals to drive the Bake of Cambridge from his post as Comniander-in-Chief. It i 3 pretty well known that the Duke is opposed to the recent changes made by Childers in the army ayatem, and the Radical journals insinuate that he i 3 doing his be?t to thwart them. Attacks have been going on in a covert way for some time past. The "Pall Mall Gazette" ha 3 opened a raking fire upon the Dnke. Sir Garnet Wolseley.'a representative of the new military school, will be appointed to the AdjatantGenerilahip of the army in April. This ia intended as a decisive blow at the Duke's influence.

Prinees3 Beatrice ha 3 given £2,000 out of the proceeds of the sale of her Christmas book, for the support of Belgrave Hospital for children.

John Bright celebrated his "seventieth birthday on the 16th instant. There were grand doings at Rochdale. The electors of Birmingham will commemorate his 25 years' Parliamentary career. The Home of Dolgelly, the last relic of the Welsh Parliament, has been pulled down to make room for an ironmonger's shop. An attempt to preserve the building as a public museum failed for want of funds.

The London press is discusaing tfie propised increase in the American Navy, and the "Pall Mall Gazette" advises the British, constructors to stady improvements that may be made apparent. Forty persona have been killed by explosion of gas in a sulphur mine near Catanicetti, Italy. Three persons were killed and six injured by the explosion of a gas-house in Hamburg. Election troubles had occurred at Vidigniera, Portugal. The police thwarted an attempt to murder the Mayor. Lord Lome arrived at Lirerpool from Canada on the 14th. He to? met by the Princea3 Louise^ and with her proceeded to Eaton Half, the seat of the Duke of Westminster. They were cheered by the people at Birkenhead.

The new French Cabinet is a3 follows :— Gsmbetta, President of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs; Clisot, Justice ; Waldeck Rousseau, Interior; Paul Bert, Instruction; Rouirer, Commerce; Cochery, Posts and Telegraphs; Allain Targe. Finance; Compinon, War j Goujeard, Marine ; Profit, Fine Arts ; Deves, Agriculture ; Rainal, "Works. The President na? accepted the Ministry. There are, now {Xovember ISth) over 50,000 applications before the Irish Land Commission. * In fact, there is not a county in Ireland bnt has - sent applications. Among the later arrivals is a pile iron Parnell's own county, Wleklow.

James R. Keeae, owner of the American racer Foxhali, has offered to match that horse against Bend Or for £1,000, or any reasonable amount. - Messrs Wood, card manufacturers, near Bradford, have failed for £150,000. The new Canarder, Servia, on her trial trip, attained a speed of 20i miles an hour, with 2,500 tons of dead weight on board. Germany.

The result of the elections shews Liberal successes. One peculiar feature is the success of Prof. Firehow, Progressionist, over Rev. Dr. Stoker, a camp preacher and leader of [the anti-Semitic movement. Virchow polled 17,000, against Stokers 11,200. Ko Conservative or anti-Semitic candidate received enongh votes to entitla him to enter as a candidate in the second ballot. Bismarck's son William is defeated by the Liberals, in Mallutuen, by 5,000 votes. The Progressiat press is jubilant. The Opposition may prove strong enough to make necessary a dissolution ot Parliament. -

Confederate bonds have been dealt with and quoted at the Frankfort Exchange at 2 and 2\ per cent. Demand coming from Rotterdam. .. .: , ■ ■.

The police at Frankfort-on-the-Maine have seized and confiscated all posters and bills which give information to those intending to emigrate to America. .. - A Garfield memorial service was held by the municipality of Berlin on ISnnday, 30th. Lncern, the sculptor, has been instrncted to prodnce a colossal bast of the late President.

The Editor of the "Barrseu Courier" has been sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment for imputing unworthy motives and actions to the Ministers' work, and also for insinuations against Bismarck person ally. St Petersburg correspondence insists that Russia has been the dupe of Uermauy in the matter of the proposed interview between the Czar and the Emperor of Austria. - ;

Bismarck has sued Yon Canaan, of the Secessionist party,for remarks in his speech to his constituents.

The Vatican seea With anxiety that the members of the former "Centre " party in the Reichstag will now support Bismarck Berlin correspondent says Bismarck advocates extensive electoral reforms. He desires that the minorities be represented in Parliament, and that there be a radical change in the formation of electoral districts. ,■;'■' ' '"A .:*•": ■ ■

France.

Gambetta was banquetted at.Havre on the 25th. In the course of his speech, he said he had gone to Germany to study the means by which Bremen, Hamburg, Stettin, and Lubeck had attained their present greatness. In a subsequent speech, he adjured Democrats to cast away envy and distrust of superior classes. All should harmonise under the Republic.

Baron James Rothschild died in Paris on October 25th. ,/ ■_ ■. ';

Public meetings have been held in. Park to demand abrogation of the decree against tbe importations of American pork Into Paris. ,

Arthar O'Connor, T. P. i O'Connor,-and Justin McCarthy are in Paris at the Hotel Normandy. All the other influential leaders of tbe Land League are now in gaol in Ireland. The Leaguers are atill hesitating -whether or not to transfer their head* quarters .to Paris. They have a shrewd suspicion the French Government will not allow it

The speculators Snrcock and Debbis, who failed in Paris for five million ■ francs, have disappeared. . Gambetta has explained the policy of the Ministry. We desire, he said, a policy which will advance gradually and wisely toward reform. We rely on tbe finding of the majority, which will afford us its frank support in both Chambers, and upon the disciplined public service. We propose to reform the judicial system, perfect the national education, and complete the military legislation. We wish by means of treaties to extend oar commercial relations; we wish to strictly follow the provisions of the concordat, ana to maintain peace at home and abroad. These reforms will suffice as, and enable us to reach a fresh stage of progress. The London "Times" says the composition of the French Ministry is somewhat of a surprise, and perhaps a little of a disappointment. Italy.

The impending changes in Venice are; deprecated by correspondents. A syndicate and the Prefect having control of municipal affairs have determined to fill up the smaller canals and convert."them into streets. The gondolas are threatened with absolute extinction, owing to recent concessions to a steamer company on the Grand .Canal, Through competition the gondoliers have been reduced to a great state of poverty. > It is openly stated ; that their master* received 30,000 francs as the price of acquiesence in the changes. ■■.'<.; !; Cardinal Giannelilj Archbishop of Saruis, is dead.

At Missoloughi, in Greece, a statue of Lord Byron has been unveiled. There is great popular enthusiasm.

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ARRIVAL OF THE S.S. CITY OF NEW YORK WITH THE English and American Mails., Auckland Star, Volume XII, Issue 3543, 14 December 1881

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