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IMPERIAL POLITICS.

The Government rr-'hrm 4'-r for bidding Tipperary :■. -ii ■■■ .■.'■■■ ■■.gain defied on May 27, M-, ■■■■ si>i!'■■:'. and; O'Biifin held $ jne^ting ."ju^fc outside the, town o£ Cashej, an 4 spoke to immense crowds. The gatherings were several tiroes interrupted, but were resumed with determined persistence, Bodies of police gharged with ihflir bfrtong, but finally the policemen's efforts proving unavailing, a troop of hussars was called upon to charge. The affair then assumed the proportions of a riot. Many were injured Jjy the police and soldiers, and some of the latter were also hurt. Me GJad^tone predicts an early general election. In the course of a speech at Hawarden on May 27, he denounced the Bill for the compensation of publican^ who were deprived of their license's. The whole control of the license system, he Said, ought to be vested in the local tsoclies. Jt would add £SOQ,QOQ,OQQ to the national debt to purchase publican's licenses. In reply to a delegation concerning the eight hours question, which waited on him on May 21, Lord Salisbury declared the

limitation of a day's work to eight hour 8 impossible. The system meant'ruin to small concerns. Time and wages should be regulated in accordance with the capacity of capital. He was opposed to •anything like compulsory measures. It is rumored that the Queen wanted to make his daughter Beatrice Duchess of Sussex, but Lord Salisbury declared that he would resign if such a step were taken. English people, he said, regarded the peerage as no longer a mere appendage of the Crown, but a rank created by the British Constitution, only to be conferred as a mark of royal favor, and in the most exceptional cases. ' ' - Paris was visited by a hailstorm on May 25, unexampled in fury. The day had been sultry. At five o'clock the sky clouded, and this was followed by a fall jof hail.so dense that objects at a short distance were hidden from siight. Limbs of trees were out off, and people caught out had their clothes ruined, besides suffering excoriation of the skin where the hailstones struck it. The hail simply fell in sheets. ;

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IMPERIAL POLITICS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2448, 23 June 1890

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IMPERIAL POLITICS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2448, 23 June 1890

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