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[By Electric Telegraph—Copyright,] [Special to Press Association.] THE SAMOAN CONFERENCE. BERLIN, May 13. (Received May 14,1889, at 2 p.m.) It is understood that the Conference will create a neutral zone around Apia, and that in it the Powers will have equal rights as to import and export duties. LONDON, May 13. * The Times ’ says that the Great Powers have agreed to restrict the importation and sale of firearms and liquor into the Samoan group; that equal commercial rights will be conferred on all the signatory Powers; and that the Committee appointed by the Conference have decided to recommend a tripartite administration over the proposed municipal district of Apia. It is asserted that the Conference will r ecommend that the Natives be allowed to elect their own King. England has assumed a neutral attitude. It is expected that the labors of the Conerence will be concluded in a fortnight.

ANOTHER COLLIERS’ STRIKE. BERLIN, May 13. Forty-two colliers at Essen have struck for an increase of wages. THE ARMENIAN ATROCITIES. CONSTANTINOPLE, May 13. The Porte is inquiring into the Armenian atrocities, and asserts that they have been much magnified. A POPULAR OVATION. DUBLIN, May 13. Meagre W. O’Brien and Harrington, M. P.s, have been serenaded in their prisons. AN UNUSUAL ROBBERY. LONDON, May 13. Five thousand sovereigns that were shipped on board the Orient liner Iberia, at Sydney, have been found to have been stolen, it is believed that.the theft was committed during the ship’s stay in Melbourne. KING HUMBERT’S VISIT TO THE KAISER. ROME, May 13. King Humbert leaves here on the 21st inat. ou a visit to the Emperor William, and stays for six days in the German capital. ASSISTING THE PANAMA COMPANY. PARIS, May 13. The Government propose to ask the Chamber of Deputies to authorise the issue of bonds to the amount of L 1,600,000 in order to prosecute the Panama Canal works, pending the formation of the new company, THE RITUALISTIC PROSECUTION. LONDON, May 13. The Bishop of Lincoln’s defence fund now amounts to L 2,000, thanks to the large donations received from members of the Anglican communion in Australia and New Zealand. His Lordship has also received numerous letters of sympathy. THE MIDLAND RAILWAY COMPANY. LONDON, May 13. Sir F. D. Bell becomes trustee for the debenture-holders in the New Zealand Midland Railway Company. THE INDIAN~vTcE-ROYALTY. LONDON, May 13. It is officially denied that the Marquis of Ormonde has accepted the Vice-royalty of India in succession to the Marquis of Lansdowne, [Per Press Association.] THE PARIS EXHIBITION, PARIS, May 13. The visitors to the Exhibition average 100,000 daily. A CURIOUS CRIME. CHICAGO, May 13, It is reported that a box, which contained a corpse, has been discovered here, A man named Gill, who was conveying it to the cemetery, confesses that another person, calling himself a doctor, placed body in the box and then decamped. The identity of the corpse has not been established. THE RUSSIAN MINISTRY. ST. PETERSBURG, May 13, Senator Durnova succeeds the late Count Tolstoi as Minister of the Interior. THE CZAR. ST. PETERSBURG, May 13. The Czar visits the Emperor William at Kiel in August. A STRIKE AVERTED. LONDON, May 13. The threatened strike of the Durham colliers has been averted.


Ex-Queen Natalie has for the present abandoned her projected visit to her son, King Alexander, conditionally that ex-Ring Milan absents himself from Servia.

ANOTHER CANARD. CAIRO, May 13. The report that El Senoussi had captured Khartoum proves to be false.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 7906, 14 May 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 7906, 14 May 1889

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