NEWS BY THE SAN FAANCISCO MAIL
General Boulanger is said to be almost unnoticed m London, where ho expected to beconn the lion of the season. A wealthy t-ootohonn residing m Hong ! Kong haß offered to subscribe £10,000 to a fund to indemnify the London " Times" In its present trouble. Professor Harrison, an Englishman, was committed to Londonderry Gaol, and tried on Tuesday, April 23, on the obarge of assisting besieged tenants at Oweedore. While being oonveyed to gaol he was heartily cheered by tbe populace. Tbe Sergeant who was m oharge of the polioe ordered his men *» to beat tbe devil out of thorn," ond Fathers Gilder, Boyle, Oonybeare, O'Brien and O'Shaa, as well as the reporter of the London " Dally News," were roughly handled. Women were trampled on by the crowd, and m some Instance?! clubbed by the polioe. The Union Conference at Birmingham on April 25, adopted a resolution affirming that tbe land question is at the root of Trish discontent, and urged the Government to introduce a measure to enable the
1 tenants to become owners of tbe land. In his speech at Bristol on April 13, Lord Saltstmry made a bitter attaok upon Home Rue. fie ridiouled tha agitation, and said Cornwall had as muoh right lo Home Rule as Ire.'and. The nationality arguments, he said, were olaptrap, whioh would sacrifice the best interests of industry end ooxmeroe to a mere empty sentiment,
,Oa M*y 2, the Tlpperary Oourt affirmed the sentences of Messrs O'Oonuor, Oondon, and Manning, all members of Parliament, for offences under the Orimes Aot, They were conveyed to Olonmel Gaol tbe same afternoon. A crowd met
the prisoners at the station, and cheered them. The prisoners refused to enter the prison van, and a desperate struggle ensued between tbe guards and the prisoners m which the people took part. The polioe finally, to avoid bloodshed, allowed tbem to walk to the gaol, with the exception of Manning, nhosa foot waa severely wounded, and he went m a carriage. Ia hia address at tha bacquet of the Oallego of Phynblana, Dublin, on April If, tbe Maiojuis of Londonderry, In announcing his resignation of the offiae of Lord L'eutenant, denied that this step was due to anything that Mr Balfour had said. Ho accepted tbe offioe, as he stated, for two years, and agreed to retain lt a third at tbe request of the Government. Thirteen families wereevloted at Bales™, Ireland, on April 24. The prqpoaed Natlouallit demonstration at Pilltown, Ireland, proclaimed by Government was held at Hkeagh Instead, the polioe befog outwitted. The orowd, on re^arnlqg, teas obarged by the Hussars, but po que was Injured. It Is now declared by naval experts that the defeots pointed out In the British war vessels have bern oopied In tbe oon-struo-lon of vessels for the United States Wavy.
ft ' Dirt states tbat the soone* at the flew V rk oalcbratlon of tbe Washington centenary wero terrible beyond deiorlp tion. There oamo noar being a panic at 'ho parade on aooonnt of the aides of tbe Marshal being unmod to hotsobaok. The animal* became onmanagable, and their riders oou!d not obey orders. At the grand ball, waiters, policemen and messenger boys drank rast of tbe champagne In the corridors ; free lights were Indulged io, and draukou waiters Invaded the ball* room, flourishing figging bottles of wine. ' N.no of the distinguished guesti wove I oired for In the least, Ibe. guests fought 1
wild y to get out of the building, bnt even this privilege wes denied them: Women were Imulted, plants stolen, and wine pasted out by waiters and soldiers The arrangements were altogether Inadequate, and a reckless disregard of ali the deoenoles of life prevailed. The ball oost 80,000 dollars.
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