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The Moana arrived at Auckland" at 12 45 p.m. to-day from San Francisco. Passer, gers: Mesdames Hamilton, Lyell, Rogers, Maxwell, Misses Brown (2), Hamilton, D'Oyley, nendiich, O'Moore, Messrs Dryden, Mul'.er, Squires, Hamilton, Grimwood, Morton, Lyell, Maxwell, and Strong; and seven in the steerage. The Moana brings this cargo :—For Dunedin—B cases bicycles, 300 cases dried and 93 cases canned fruits, 12 boxes raisins, 24 boxes patent medicine, 25 cases salmon, 8 cases disinfectantf, 20 casks bottled beer. For Port Chalmers—4 cases rubber boots and 2 cases machinery. The yellow fever plague has been raging in the States of Mississippi, Louisania, Alabama, and Texas. The deaths at New Orleans numbered sixty-one, and at Alabama tweity-two. One of the worst disasters in the history of South Dakota occurred at Plaukinton at midnight on October 6. Seven lives were lost by the burning of the girls' dormitory at the State Industrial School. The burned structure was of wood, three storeys in height. About twenty-five persons in the • school escaped in {heir night clothes. There is quite an epidemic of murders, Buioides, and outrages upon women in London and its vicinity. It seems to be unequalled since tho days of Jack the Ripper. During September the public were startled by an atrocious murder, and the alarm was increased by the fact that the perpetrators of the crime have so far baffled the police. The murder io a railway carriage of Miss Camp in February was followed by another railroad tragedy, in which Mrs Bryan, wife of Dr Bryan, of Northampton, was killed under circumstances pointing to murder, and-the Rsv. Mr Aubrey Brice, a well-known divine, was killed at his residence. On a recent Monday a little boy, who had been kidnapped, was found murdered in the suburbs. A rich, miserly woman was found cut to pieces at her residence at Bethnal Green, and a farmer's daughter named Emma Johnson was murdered at Windsor, her body having been mutilated and then thrown into the Thames.

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL., Issue 10461, 3 November 1897

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ARRIVAL OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MAIL. Issue 10461, 3 November 1897

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