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[By Eleotmo Telegraph.—Copybioht.l [Pee Pbess Association. J THE IRISH NATIONALIST DELEGATION. DUBLIN, May 22. The •Freeman,' commenting on Mr Dillon's reception at Adelaide, declares that Australia is prosperous through being allowed to control her own destinies, and therefore that the colonies forming the Australian group are bound to favor Home Rule.

MR PARNELL AND THE FREEDOM OF EDINBURGH. LONDON, May 22. The City Council of Edinburgh, by 22 to 16, have finally resolved to confer the freedom of the city on Mr Parnell.


The Conference will to-day finally consider the Protocol providing for the future government of Samoa, which has been arranged on the basis of a triple system. Great Britain is recognised as arbitrator. A mixed Commission at Apia will decide all questions of disputed ownership of land. Great Britain will exercise the chief influence in the selection of the officer who will be invested with judicial authority. Mataafa has written to Admiral Kimberley, and expressed the hope that he was opposed to the proposed triple system of government. He has asked for the protection of the American Government. THE KING OF ITALY'S VISIT. BERLIN, May 22. King Humbert made a triumphal progress through the streets of this city yesterday. The popularity of the German-Italian alliance was emphasised every where, _ and the enthusiasm of the troops and citizens was shown in a most marked manner. THE CHESS TOURNEY. NEW YORK, May 22. Tschegorin and Weiss have now won twenty-nine games each and lost nine. The contest has therefore ended in a tie between them. Gunsburg won 28i games; Blackburn, 27; Burn, 26; Lipschutz, 25J; Mason, 22. DEFENCE OF THE CANADIAN FRONTIER. OTTAWA, May 22. The work of constructing the defences on the Pacific Coast of the Dominion, undertaken by the Imperial Government, is to be begun this summer. A FRIENDLY HINT. VIENNA, May 22. Count Kalnoky has firmly cautioned Prince Nicholas of Montenegro against supporting the claims of Prince Karageogevitch, the pretender to the Servian throne. THE SHAH'S TOUR. ST. PETERSBURG, May 22. The Shah met with a brilliant reception at Moscow.


The Westphalian mine owners have dismissed thoße colliers who waited on the Emperor William and detailed the miners' grievances to him. The miners are incensed at this action.


The case of Greenwood v. Gibbs has been tried. The plaintiff claimed damages for the injury he had sustained through the conduct of the defendant, which had compelled him to relinquish the editorship of the ' St. James's Gazette.' Mr Greenwood, in the course of his evidence, asserted that he had resisted Mr Gibbs'u policy because he had reason to believe that the paper was becoming an organ for the dissemination of Princa Bismarck's views. The jury, being unable to agree to a verdict, were discharged.

COMMERCIAL. LONDON, May 21. The quantity of wheat and flour afloat for the United Kingdom is 1,616,000 quarters, and for the Continent 360,000 quarters. The American visible supply is 22,375,000 bushels. There is a general decline of English wheat; Continental is dull and American depressed. Tin: Plate, second quality charcoal, averages 17s ; best coke, 14s 6d.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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