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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7951, 5 July 1889
Home and Foreign. At Stockbridge races yesterday the Cup was won by Lord Hastings’s St. Patrick, with Napoleon second, and Noble Chieftain third. The Shah of Persia, followed by a large procession, visited the Guildhall yesterday. It is reported in Paris that M. Thevenet, Minister of Justice, will resign office in consequence of the allegations made that he is implicated with others in certain illicit transactions and stock exchange speculations. Don Sagasta, Prime Minister of Spain, has consented to the proposal that his Holiness the Pope shall reside at Valencia. Michael Davitt, in his evidence yesterday before ‘The Times’-Parnell Commission, said Ireland was justified in asking separation from Great Britain, provided she was able to manage her own affairs. In reply to further questions, he said he had resigned from the physical force party, and joined Mr Parnell, because he found that by the policy adopted by the former it was hopeless to expect to obtain the desired ends. He wished to God that he was able to-morrow to make the land question the stopping stone to getting separation for Ireland. If Mr Parnell was successful in obtaining Home Rule for Ireland he (witness) would give most loyal support to Great Britain. He fully admitted his conduct when a Fenian, and condemned the perpetrators of the Phoenix Park murders and other outrages. At a mass meeting held at Chicago yesterday a resolution denouncing the members of the Clan-na-Gael Society as assassins was carried. It was also decided that the society was usurping attributes of government in decreeing death, and in exacting fealty, and that as it was levying war against a nation friendly to America the meeting demand that the Government should suppress it. In connection with the New South Wales loan it is mentioned in London that Sir Saul Samuel, foreseeing that the conversion scheme of Mr Goschen would release large sums of money, urged months ago that the market was very favorable for placing a loan. The general opinion among financial gentlemen in the city is that the loan will realise from LlO3 5s to LlO3 12s,
At the London wool auctions yesterday fine cross-breds and good merinoes, especially New Zealand scoured, sold well. The prices for middle merinoes are irregular. In the course of an interview with the Shah of Persia yesterday, the Marquis of Salisbury said that England had watched with sympathy the policy of Persia for developing its commerce, and the steps taken to free her subjects from any oppression. He hoped that she would continue to strengthen her resources, and was glad to see that she was preparing alliances which would enable her to pursue a peaceful attitude and reciprocal good friendship with England. The fight between Dervishes and Egyptians at Wady Haifa on Tuesday extended over seven miles of country, and throughout was characterised by stubborn fighting on both sides. The British. troops, under Co'onel Wadehouse, captured 500 of the enemy.
YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7951, 5 July 1889
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