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A stone was thrown into the court-yard oj Maryborough House, on Saturday, May 24, wrapped in a piece of paper bearing tho words, "Give us bread;" "You would reign," and signed, " Thousands of strong Englishmen." Tho English market was reported on May 24 to be glutted with beef. Seven hundred cattle awaited slaughter at Deptford. American steamers had abandoned cattle-carrying charters. W. S. Gilbert, the playwright, has seceded from literary partnership with Sir Arthur Sullivan and dOyly Carte, after a violent altercation, induced by Mr Carte's nnanoial methods, He will probably collaborate with Arthur Cellier, while Sir Arthur Sullivan will work in conjunction with George R. Simnis. A successful experiment with electricity for tanning hides was made at Bermpndsey, London, on May 14. The time required for the process is five clays. There. many cqnfl.ictiftg Btoriea ag to Mr Parijell's defence in fclie^divorce easel' One prevalent report is that he will not. defend the case, and that the upshot of the affair will be that he will marry Mrs O'Shea.

It was bruited in political circles .on May 10, that Mr Gladstone would probably, sacrifice his own.hopes,of returning to power by Joining Lord Salisbury in the effort to make a Land Purchase Bill # thafc will be acceptable to Ireland, and secure for it the 'support'of the Liberal tarty. At the bankers' dinner at the Hotel Mctropole, London, on May 14, Mr Henry Chaplin, President of the Board:of Agriculture—a member of the Cabinet—said

that, owing to the action of the, United States, silver had begun to rise, but ,tyhe,ther it wjll continue th,e upward tendenpy or not depended upon the fate of the Silver Bill in Congress. <4We will," he'said, v watch the progress of the Bill wjth interest, and for my part and. for my colleagues in the gold and silver commission I hope it will become law, with free coinage. In the past the two metals were practically, steady up to 1873, and I believe with free coinage now & like result will follow."

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GENERAL SUMMARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2448, 23 June 1890

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GENERAL SUMMARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2448, 23 June 1890

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