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THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL.

AUCKLAND, Jolt 50. Arrived : Zealandia, (rom San Fnnciso. Passengers (or New Zetland: Messrs Bromall, Bargman, Green and wife, Gittinga, Mendelssohn, and Stillumn. Consul Griffin is a passenger for Sydney. SUMMARY OF NEWS. The Queen will in fulure p2rmit divorced ladies who are themselves I.lamele&s to enter her presence. Th's Indulgence bis caused a rush to Court. The amalgamation of tho oattle and fresh meat interests of T. C. and Joseph Eastman (of New York) and John Bell and Sons (of London, Glasgow, and Liverpool) was effected ou June 18, and the stock of Ihenew concern known aa "Eistman's, Limited," has bei n sub3c ibtd foriu London. The capitalisation is 4,500,G00d0l The bu=inets in which Bell and Sons were engaged as in celling moat shipped to Great Britain, principally from Amerioi, Australia, New Zealand, and tho River Plate. The firm bad the largest trade in dressed meat in Great Britain. At the Cork Yacht Club's regatta, on June 17, Lord Dunroven's yacht Valkyrie won easily ; Yarana eeoond, Deerhound third, Modifications have been made In Russian import duties. The duty on raw wool, shoddies, and wots:eds Is raised 25 to 100 per cent., on starch 7 per cent., and on wax 25 per cent. The tariff on rice is lowerod 20 per cent. Germany has, according to the ' Solul' of Juno 19, made a demand on Franco for composition for the arrest of an alleged spy named Loohinier near Belfort, in the Department cf the Haut Rhine, on WhitSunday. According to the 'Pall Mall .Mons. Pcraico reported to the Pope on the 21st June that he had proofs of the intention of certain parlies to kill hitu should ho return to Ireland.

Cardinal Piece, the Pope's brother, was reported to be dyini; on June 10. Count Andranay resigned /rem the Austrian Ministry on June 21 because of poor health. Tho Council of Switzerlmd baa decided to borrow 16,000,C00fr with which to purchase repeating rifles for the army. Tho Russian A<roy is to be equipped with new rifl'sa of small calibre manufactured in France.

The 'Bombay Qazitto* publishes tbe statement that the Brigadier-general of the British At my hj Madras has been attacked by leprosy. The American demand for wool in tho Boston mirket for the week ended Juno 27 continued very large, with prices firm and stronger. During early part of the we< k large ealcs were made at good prios. Receipts of new wooi3 are growing larger, the greater proportion being from Cjlifornian and Texas territory. Same of the holdera of territory woola are making euoh prices as to make them cost almost as much 88 Australian. The foreign markets are Btrong, and the wool situation at Home and abroad is such as to denote a firm market for some time.

English capitalists are inves.ing heavily in American industries. A report made on Juno 24 shows th:it they have put at least 200,0C0,000,i0l into them within the year, and if this continues they will soon gain oo in pie te control in many directions. Ten million dollars had been offered for the watch factory at Elgin (Illinois). A petition (rom the delegates to the Convention of wool-growers held in Washington last January has boen transmitted to tho President, asking that an extra session of Congress t.e cilled to consider the question of tariff legislation, with special reference to woollen produce. The petition also urges the Administration to mstain the New Yoik appraisers in assessing the duty at 35 cents per pound on worsted goads Imported. Despatohes from tho Isthmus to June 11 say that the Panama Canal collapso created great suffering, which still continues. Panama has resumed its quiet appearance of twenty years ago. Sales by auction of household furniture in the city are unprecedented. All merchandise is deposed of at much below its v«luo. The line along the canal is new the fcano of complete desolation. Ono if the canal dredges, which coat 200,000fr, recently sunk in a creek in the neighborhood of Tavernilla on tho Chagres River, and no attempt will be made to raise it till the next dry season.

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THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Evening Star, Issue 7964, 20 July 1889

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THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL. Evening Star, Issue 7964, 20 July 1889

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