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Horrible murder in San Francisco. --A horrible murder was committed in San Francisco on Oct. 31st. It was long premeditated and deliberately executed. Michael Harrigan, or "Irish Mike," is pretty well known among the New York "shoulder-strikers." Since his residence in San Francisco, has been several times under arrest for stabbing people, and he is the person who stabbed Captain Hudson, of the steamer Oregon, recently. On the night of Oct. 31st he went to a coffee saloon, in the lower part of the city, and walked up to a table where his wife was sitting. "Now, I know you are guilty," said he, and, putting his arm around her head, and drawing it back, with his pocket-knife he cut her throat from ear to ear. The woman fell back and expired almost immediately. Harrigan then walked to the police station and delivered himself up, avowing that he had killed his wife. From his own statement it appears that he married her — his second wife — in New York, about six months ago, and fi