London, May 22. There has been considerable discussion lately in the Press of Madrid on the financial policy of the country, and an agitation in favor of free trade has been started in the Spanish capital. Owing to the stringent measures intro* duced by the Government for the repression of crime in Ireland, considerable anxiety is felt for the personal safety of members of the Ministry, In order to guard against murderous attacks upon them by the Irish in London, they are vigilantly guarded by police. A deputation of Scotch farmers had an interview with Mr Gladstone, at which they laid before him their views on the necessity of radical reform in the present relations between the tenant farmers of Scotland and their landlords. Mr Gladstone, after hearing the arguments brought forward by the deputation, promised to give the matter his most careful consideration.
It is reported in Vienna that the Princess Beatrice is betrothed to Prince William of Hesse, the young brother of the reigning Duke Ludwig IV., who married Princess Alice. Prince William is thirty-six years of age. Dr. Jackson, Bishop of London, has ordered special prayers to be offered up in all the churches of his diocese for the restoration of peace and order in Ireland.
In order to effectually put a stop to any further persecution of the Jews,in Russia, a proclamation has bean issued by the Czar notifying that martial law will be immediately proclaimed in any district where outrages occur, and those found guilty of them will be summarily dealt with.
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EUROPEAN ITEMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 656, 7 June 1882
EUROPEAN ITEMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 656, 7 June 1882
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