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ARRIVAL OF THU SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND.

— - , ♦. . ■ . — (PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.) GENERAL SUMMARY. (Dates from Europe to November 12th). Rumors weie current in London on t^e 12fch, that, Lordßoßeberv," Secretary, of State for Foreign.. Aff*irs, and Piincej|s Victoria, the eldest : unmarried daughter of the Prince of Wales, are betcpthed. . Viscount Ludley,'. eldeßt^Bon! and heir of the |Jarl of. Arran,- -will; itnarry the widow of Robert Sh'ejrman^fc : ije.w .York, on. Thursday, November 15.; ; Tiie Earl la opposed to the match. The.. Yisoount Is 24 yeaTs of age, and the pr,oßpective"bV|de has a daughter nearly as old as 'that, ' The Arran ! family _" Is not.w.ealtliy^ j and Ahe widow: Sherman Ja iminena^ly .rloh\ . ; Fogs aajjense as midnight bad prevailed lln London for a week . , „ „ : ; 7 . i N.°fc withstanding the qualified denial by William Morris, the Sooialißt poer r >hat he .had been; offered the^ppit.of poet laureate, lo has been ascertained that >Mr Gladstone : delegated Profesßor' Bryceto

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make the offer to Morris, and that the l latter declined It. In a letter to the Hon Major Stuart Knili declining to attend^ the Gu'ld Hall banquet, Mr Gladstone said he declined attendance at all publio dinners oy the advice of his physician. At the same time he complimented the Lord-Mayor for the manner in which be had Buataioed the principle of religions freedom. The refusil of the leading Briiah Minister to attend this banquet is interpreted to mean an indication of an attack on the corporation of the city of London, which it is believed will be superseded in it 9 administration of the functions by the London County Council. Tne Duke of Port'and in a letter to his tenant* announcing his intention to sell his land, doe 9 not hesitate to say that the depression in the agtioieltnral industry is due to thb free importation oE products. Constable Pllklngton, in the constabulary barracks at Ballindrina. County Kildare was seized with a sudden fit of Insanity on November 1, and ran amuck, and he entered the bed-room where Sergeant Logan and wife were ale ping and murdered both of them. He went to the room where Logan's children were sleeping and left them for dead. Two were found dead with their heads crushed c in and three fatally wonnded. Puking- J ton tried to burn the barracks, but the alarm spread and he committed suicide. He was suffering from horn cidal mania. Prince George will marry Princess Mary during May, 1893, probably at "Westminister, and the ocoaaion wlil be made a grand national fete. London mayor, Stnart Knill. will be made a baronet, and two sheriffs will ba knighted. The managers of an electric apparatus recently mada an experiment at Ear/a Courc London, and succeeded in throwing distinct forms of gigantic letters en the clouds aa well as in making the feafure of Mr Gladstone appear in ghastly outline In the heavens. A tjrrible railway wreck happened on the morning of November 2, near the town of Thtrsfc, in Yorkshire. Tiie second section of the east coast express from Edinburgh ta London ran into the freight train, reared up, toppled over, and fell into the field at the side of the track, followed by all the passenger coaches. The passengers were in many instances pinned under the dabria and were burned to death bufore help coald reach them. It is certain tbat 13 persons were killed. Among the 'lead in Captain Duncan M'L=od of the 42nd Highlanders who was on the way to Australia, The fire burned fiercely until noon, the flauv.a then having devoured the entire wreckage. The occupants of one carriage suffered horrible agonies of mind, as they were solidly impiisoned watching the flames approach 'ng them. They were rescued just in the nick of time. The accident was one of the worst in the history of English railways, behjg apparently due to entire bad management. The watchman, who was found asleep in hia box aftir the collision, wept bitterly as he related his story. He admitted his responsibility in failing to display the proper signals, but said that fo waa impossible for him to keep awake, as he had been nursing his sick child by day and working nights for some time back. On Tuesday, November ' 1, the father asked the local agent for two days' le*ve of absence, bns was refaeed, th- ugh he protested Mb inability to perform his duties. The help from Thirsk and York was very loi g in arriving, though word of the dialer had been aonce conveyed to both placed. A passenger named MacKenzie went r»vinj> crazy while witnessing the fUmes slowly roasting his wife to death. This disaster is likeiy to result iv a boom for the American abyte ot g< aches, and especially sleepers. The ordinary carriages, som. ahead of the Pullman sleepers and some behind them, were ail smashed to pteces, while the Pu'lman, though wrecked and crushed, resisted the shock in a manner marvellous to English eyes. A committee headed by the Earl of Onalow to investigate the reciepts and expenditure of the Salvation Army, had its first sitting In London on October 26. General Booth, head of the Army, has appealed for L 60,000 to enable him to continue his " Darkest England" work. He insists that unless this euro is received before Chrißtmas he will be plaoed in a position of extreme difficulty and the further development of his scheme be rendered impossible. He asked all the newspapers to publish leaders appealing to the public for money, as he saya it will be a mosfc Impossible for the committee to issue a report for some time, and it la practically certain that the money will be withluld pending trio repcrc. t appears from the appeal thtt Booth deeires to escape from the dilemma and to abandon his " Da: kiveas England" scheme. Tboivcont. man ifeaialioatt of mutiaaw discontent coming on top of the other in British crack regiments, are according ti recent despatches creating consternation throughout the country and causing a general outcry for thorough inquiry into whafc appear* <o be/vidtapread dusattefaction. Letters putliehed from aoldlerß in the forco lead to the bel'ef that the officers are greatly to blame. The Badical members of the House are disoußßing the question, uid when Parliament reassembles the Secretly of War will be closely que&ti mcd on ihesnbject, and fchia will probably lead to an official idquiry. A c )rrespondßnt of a Frisco paper telegraphs f om London (October 26) that great hunger will coon invade Great Britlan, and that sigiiß of its coining are everywhere. Thousands of skilled workmen are idle and the working forces are buiug cut down gradually. The docks are half deserted. V I took a cab," he says, "the other day from Holborn to Bayswater. My logWe was on top. Two men followed tne vehicle on foot almost the whole distarWe of fou^ miles in the hopes of earning 4 few peace by handling the lagpagj, >j|They r&n at a brisk trot alongside and%eached the rica- 1 tination so much exharjfred that they were unable at first to cktry the trunks into tho house. Thei? weakness was bo I extreme, and the palW or%ielr fttoea bo \ unnatural after the violent %xerche, that they were questioned, and « was found that they both had faailliejL and that neither, had tasted food thaffiday. The army of unemployed ia so largte that no cab bearing luggage drives through tha streets of London without being allowed by some poor feilowa Becking a f*' coins for food or drink. Tlie corOnettSSfeaye | in estimated caaea of actual V.deathsVjy starvation last m- nih.. The distress lSk sure to be acu|e and widespread, and ] there will ba many pitiful tales to make Ghmtmu mote foil of *ftnfie»i fehfttt »]»(}» ! fiSM. .

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ARRIVAL OF THU SAN FRANCISCO MAIL AT AUCKLAND., Grey River Argus, Volume XXXIII, Issue 7534, 6 December 1892

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