Sak Fbamcisco, D.jc. 17. - The steamsbip City of 8ydney arriTed 'i hnrwlay afternoon from Hoog Kong and Yokohama. Chinese papers give details of a disaster oocaaioneil by the Yellow rirer orerflowlng lts banks n the prorince ol Honan, and doeorlbe it as one of the most appallin occurrenoos in losa ol lifd and property recorded in recenl times. The rlvoc broko i'n bank on the evuuins; of September 28 southwest ol the oity of Ching Chow, and not only oompletely inundated tliat oity, but also ten other populóos citle. The whole areo is now a sea, ten to thirty fee( deep, where ib was a densely popnlated nd rich plain The former bed of the Yellow river is now dry, and the present lake was the bed of the river centuries ago. The loas of life ia incalculable, and the statement :s made by missionaries that milli ns of Ohinesa are homeless and starrinff.