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EUROPEAN ITEMS.

London, May 7. The Irish assert that four American Fenians were the principals in the late assassinations. London, May 9. Mr Parnell, in the course of a speech in tjie House of Commons, declared that the 1 assassination of Lord Frederick Cavendish and Mr Burke had been devised by the enemies of the Land League in order to bring discredit upon that body. Sailors are engaged in searching the river Liffey for the bodies of the assassins, who are reported to have committed suicide through disunion.

The I House of Commons has instructed the Attorney-General to defend the action brought by Mr Bradlaugh against the Deputy-Sergeant-at-Arms for assault committed upon him in the process of his ejectment from the Chambers. A strong anti-Irish feeling has been aroused by the recent murder in Phoenix Park. In one instance a great mob attacked some Irish residents and severely maltreated them in revenge for the Dublin outrage. A further reward of L 1,000 is offered for information,privately given,leading to the conviction of the assassins of Lord Fredk. Cavendish. . Arrests continue to be made in Dublin of persons supposed to have been implicated in the recent assassinations, but as yet no case has been made out. Members of the Fenian brotherhood in Ireland continue active.

From Communications received by Messrs Parnell and Davitt it transpires that the Fenians are lurious against them for having avowed their detestation of the murder of Lord Cavendish and Mr Burke, and they are nowin dread of assassination for having, as the Feniana allege, abandoned the Irish cause.

London, May 10

A riiatch’ lias been arranged between Boyd and Laycock, for L2OO a-side, to be pulled over a three-and-a-half miles [course on "the 2nd July next. The European Powers, with a view of resisting anarchy and civil war, have resolved to support the Khedive of Egypt against his Ministry during the impending crisis.

London, May 11. . The Standard publishes a most remarkable letter.from Mr Davitt, recently released from Portland Prison on a ticketof leave, in which the writer‘charges the late Irish Secretary (the Right Honorable W. E. Forster) with having deliberately planned the encouragement of outrages by arresting him. . Had he been allowed his-liberty he would have used his powerful influence in the Land League to prevent crimes. ' Davitt g'oes on to say that hebio longer believes in resort to force for the relief of Ireland from her present unfortunate condition. During his bitter solitude.ln a convict’s cell brighter and, nobler visions had dawned upon him, and he was now prepared to advocate most peaceable measures, believing the enfranchisement and fraternising of the people and an appeal to their sense of justice, would go far to efface the present race bitterness and ancient hatred. London, May 12. The Land League of Araeiioa are. offering largo rewards for the apprehension of the assassins of Lord Cavendish and Mr Burke. O’Douovan Rossa has issued a manifesto in which, while justifying the nationalist movement in Ireland, denounces the murder in Phoenix Park. The offer of Mr W. E. Forster to resume tne Secretaryship of Ireland was declined by Government. Meetings hav.e been hold* in many towns in,..-Ireland, in which sympathy with the Government and detestation of the recent assasinations have been expressed.

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EUROPEAN ITEMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 641, 20 May 1882

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EUROPEAN ITEMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 641, 20 May 1882

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