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HOME AND FOREIGN.

Argentine Revolution,

RENEWED FIGHTING.

TREMENDOUS LOSS OF LIFE,

WHOLESALE BUTCHERY,

[per press association J

London, July 28.

In consequence of the outbreak at Buenos Ayres, Argentine stocks fell 10 per cent., but they have since recovered 5. London, July 29. Cables have been cut off Buenos Ayres. Buenos Ayres, July 29. The navy is unable to approach the city owing to the lowness of the water. One regiment of artillery, three regiments of infantry, a battalion of engineers, and local military cadets support the insurgents. Two thousand police and the rest of the garrison support the Government. The cause of the rising is the general discontent of the civilians at the reckj. less finance of the Ministry. The arrest of General Campos and other officers precipitated the risiug.

There was an awful butchery during the street fighting on Saturday. Matters were calmer on Sunday, both sides being engaged m strengthening their positions. President Celman has returned to the capital with troops and cannon, and insists on an unconditional surrender. The rebels retort that Celman must resign. The armistice ceased last night, and fighting has begun again. [Received July 30, at noon.] Buenos Ayres, July 29. Four of the warships sided with the insurgents, and bombarded the position held by the Government. * British warships are m the harbor to protect the interest of English residents. Despite armistices the insurgents advanced their positions during Saturday night, and at daybreak on Sunday fighting was resumed. Civilians freely joined m the battle, and exhibited great bravery. The Eleventh Infantry regiment suddenly deserted the Government and approached the rebels without taking the precaution to announce they were against the Government. The rebel artillery opened fire, and many of the regiment were mowed down before the mistake was discovered.

At noon on Sunday a further armistice was arranged, but warships of the Republic opening fire on the city, fighting was generally revived. A bulletin was issued m the afternoon claiming that the " Holy Revolution " had triumphed, and insisting on a complete change of Government.

Three thousand of President Celman's troops, with forty pieces of Artillery, arrived late on Sunday evening, and on Monday morning the insurgents, seeing these were strongly entrenched m the vicinity of Government House, reduced their demands to a simple request that Dr. Celman should resign. Dr Charles Pellegrini, Vice-Presi-dent, sent terms to San Martini, where the Presidentisstaying,andan armistice was expected till two o'clock m the afternoon to permit of a reply being received. The engagement was simply a butchery, and the loss of life tremendous. Dr Celman's police and soldiers lost 800 killed, and the police now number only 500. The civilian troops did the most of the fighting, the insurgents being kept m reserve. Numerous murders and robberies are reported. The Edengate troops refused to comply with Vice-President Pelligrini's summons, find it is doubtful whether the reinforcements to President Celman will exceed 1200 men, with 46 cannon,! (Received July 30, 12.45 p.m.) Latest. ' Buenos Ayres, July 29. Bovvise is strongly hostile to Dr Celman. The Foreign Minister has instructed commanders of the British, Spanish, and American warships to / protest against the bombardment of I the open city without notice having been given j

Every house m the city is barri caded. The principal portion of the polyglot population is holding aloof: from the quarrel, except the Italians. Dr Celman returned to Government House at noon on Monday. Dr Garcia, Minister of Finance, who was taken prisoner on Saturday, has been released. It is reported that dissensions have occurred m the Union Civica. The recently formed political club which has directed the revolt, induced the insurgents to consider certain terms offered by Dr Celman. Government troops attacked the artillery at noon, but were repulsed with severe loss. The Union Civica, after four hours' consideration, rejected the terms of the President. On the decision being announced the insurgents enthusiastically renewed fighting, and pickets of Government troops were driven m. The transmission of telegrams has been stopped.

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Latest Cable News, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2478, 30 July 1890

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Latest Cable News Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2478, 30 July 1890

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