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AMERICAN SUMMARY.

San Francisco, 18th March. Ships are offering freely at New York for Australia. A young physician in San Fraurisco named Samuel Duncan blew his brains out St. Patrick's day was generally observed all over the United States and Canada. There were no disturbances in New York. The Majeronis have been very unsuccessful. Silver bullion is higher in San Francisco than in London. Nearly 2000 poor are being daily fed at freo eating houses in San Francisco. The steamer City of Dallas was burned aud sunk at a dock in New York. The mail agent of the Australian liner City of New York was robbed by sharpers of 500 d'ols. shortly after his arrival in San Francisco. The money was recovered by the detectives a few hours afterwards. The latest horrible crime was committed by Metz Kaiser, of Monroe County, Illinois. He killed his wife and six children, aud then set fire to the house to conceal the traces of the deed. He was despondent on account of poverty. He was burned. The State of Maine has refused to allow women to vote at municipal elections. The Pandora is being fitted out for the proposed Arctic Expedition. She will be allowed to sail under the American flag. Naval officers will be detailed for the vesseh A Bill making eight hours a day's labor on all public works has been favorably reported on by Congress. It is now admitted that John J. Lee, Mormon Bishop, executed for participation in the Mountain Meadow mnssacre, made no confession. The statement published was composed by Howard Marshall, of Utah, and Nek-; son, a newspaper reporter, but received his/ approval. He refused to confess because Ins favorite wife, who was with him at the time^ was also red-handed in the murder. On 6th March three blocks in the principal part of tho city of Pauama were destroyed by fire, including the Grand Central Hotel. Tho loss was 500,000d015. Tho damage by floods in the Valley of the Sacramento, California, will reach 2,000,000 dols. Nearly two miles of tho level will have to be rebuilt Advices from Lima, Peru, state that a most revoltiug aud cruel murder was committed on board a steamship there. Colored emigration from tho United States of Liberia, Africa, is increasing. Three hundred and fifty men, woracu, and children recently left Charleston, South Carolina, for Marrova by the ship Azor, all amply provided. It is stated that 100,000 colored men arc willing to go. No white man is to be allowed to accompany the expedition; The steamer Pimar has sailed from Philadelphia with 26 locomotives for the Russian Government. Travel on the Union Pacific (overland) railroad was interrupted on the 9th by the heaviest snowstorm which has taken place for years. It extended from Julesburgh to Bitter Creok, 400 miles. The snow drifted in sonic placos loft high, covering the suowsheds completely. A powder mill at Maryboro, Massachusetts blew up on the 12th, killing two men. Tbo shock of the explosion was felt 15 miles distant. Portions of the dead men's bodies were strewn over several acres. Tho German barque Otto George is repotted as having been burnt at sea. While the crew were gettiug into the boat the boatswain, Fred Richard, fell overboard, nnd was drowned. The painter parting, the boat drifted away, leaving the mate and four men on the burning vessel. A Chilian vessel sighted the barque next day, but failing in an attempt to rescue the men seen on board, owing to a severe storm prevailing, sho bore away and left them to their fate. The auditor of the public accounts for tho State of Virginia declares that the commonwealth is bankrupt. There are only lOSdols. in the Treasury, and no money could be bor* rowed or collected. The yellow fever prevails in Rio Janiero. Famino is expected owing to the failure of the crops. A new volcano in active operation has been discovered in Patagonia. A terrible tornado, width 440 yards, swept through Casey County, Kentucky, doing much damage. The American Pacific Company fell from 21 to 18i on a falso rumor that the cheques of the company had been dishonored, but subsequently recovered. Commercial. — Sao Francisco — Flour, 4dol. 20c to Gdol. 50c; wheat, Idol. 80c. to Idol. 90c; Devoe's brilliant screw-top kerosene, 20ic; Faucet, 28Jc ; Downer's aud Eureka, 40c. to 42& c.

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AMERICAN SUMMARY., Evening Post, Volume XVI, Issue 100, 10 April 1878

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AMERICAN SUMMARY. Evening Post, Volume XVI, Issue 100, 10 April 1878

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