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Loirootf, Maroh: 22 Mr G. Lewis, solicitor for Mr Parnell, has secured Pigott's diary 1 . Its publication is expected- to ~?£aW~&'~-gteat sensatido. ; - " " London, March 23 In the House of Commons Sir-Win. r Vernon Har<courtln*cwe<£;hislamendment, criticising the action of Sir R. & Webster, Attorney-General, m connection with the proceedings before the Parnell Commission. He accused the Attorney-General of delaying to call Pigott until he had piled up everything he'could which was likely, to prejudice Parnell, though he was aware that Pigott's : evidence wal * quite untrustworthy. . - - : ■- Sir R. B. Webster, m replying to (he strictures passed upon" him by SjK Wm. Vernon Harcourt, said that Pigoti bad written him a letter/ admitting that he would not be able to stand, the^rossexamination, and this letter he {Sir R. B. Webster), handed* to Sir (friaries Russell, leading counsel?. Jqjj t^Parnellites, five days before Pigdtf was called as a witness. He stated further that at the request of Sir Cfias. Russell he refrained from reading this letter to the Commission immediately ugon its receipt. The apology published fby the " Times " upon the collapse of the case with- respect to the forged letters was written by him (Sir R, E. Webster), and he considered it was an ample apology. In the course of ..the. debate Mr .a;nyj;#ijejnber presjerit ftp. ay^owVtiis". belie) 'Wai .Jlhe letters were actually written by*hioß? as had been stated- by the "-Time*.* r-* Mr Redmond's motion to reduct the Attorney-General's salary, as a protest agaiust his action m t^ case, was negatived by v a i majority *oY Eighty.

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THE "TIMES"-PARNELL OASIS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2094, 25 March 1889

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THE "TIMES"-PARNELL OASIS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2094, 25 March 1889

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