London,’ May 23. In the House of Commons the progress of the Bill providing for the liquidation of Irish tenants’ arrears of rent is being strenuously opposed by the Tories, who urge that the State should contribute the quota specified in the measure as a loan and not as a gift. Lord Harris has addressed a letter to the newspapers, in which he expresses his opinion that, in the absence of any public disavowal, up to the present, of the collusion imputed to Shaw’s cricketing eleven, in connection with their visit to the colonies, each member should make a statutory declaration denying the charge. Arabi Bey is defying the European powers, and relies on his strength as leading the Nationalist movement in Egypt. M. Leon Say, the Minister of Finance, has withdrawn his resignation.
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EUROPEAN ITEMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 649, 30 May 1882
EUROPEAN ITEMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 649, 30 May 1882
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