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HOME AND FOREIGN.

[By Elkotbio Telegraph—Copyright,] [Per Pbbss Association.]

•THE TIMES'-PARNELLCOMMISSION. LONDON, May 24. Mr O'Brien, continuing his evidence, said that he was justified in hunting with the chairman of the Kingstown Commission and in shaking hands with the Prince of Wales. It was the duty of the Irish to fight for every chance, even when afforded by Imperial disasters. He regretted the attacks that had been made on Sir C. Trevelyan when he was Irish Secretary.

BOULANGER'S TRIAL. PARIS. May 24. The trial of General Boulanger will pro, bably ne postponed till August.

THE MINERS COMPROMISE. LONDON, May 24. The owners of the American mines have ratified the scheme of May 8.

THE CALLIOPE. LONDON, Mat 24. Lord George Hamilton said that the Lords of the Admiralty would probably recognise the services of those who were instrumental in saving the Calliope during the gale at Apia, but it was impossible to specially recognise those of Captain Kane.

MR PARNELL ON THE OUTLOOK, LONDON, May 24.

Mr Parnell, replying to a deputation who presented an address congratulating him on his complete vindication, declared that concession must follow concession until a National Parliament is restored. He had never admitted that the Commission was a fair tribunal to hear an issue that was incapable of decision by an earthly tribunal. The main issue had been ignored, but a political issue was put before men who were incompetent to give a fair decision on the subject. If the present constitutional movement failed to restore to Ireland the right to make her own laws, he would not lemain at Westminster twenty-four hours longer. But he believed that they were very near the realisation of their wishes. THEATRICAL. LONDON, May 24. The leading members of Mr J. L. Toole's company accompany him on his visit to Australia. IMPERIAL FEDERATION. LONDON, May 24. £7a.rl Rosebery presided at the a.zmna.l meeting of the Federation League. The report expresses regret that no branch of the League has yet been established iu New South Wales. It mourned the death of Mr Dalley. Earl Rosebery, in moving the adoption of the report, expressed regret that the Federal movement had not made greater progress in India, but it had made satisfactory progress in Australia and Canada. He suggested the sending of parties of workmen to the colonies in warships, in order that they might gain a knowledge of trade in the colonies, and reportthereon. Earl Carnarvon, whoseconded the adoption of the report, said that the adequate provision made by the colonies for their defence quite put England to the blush. He regretted that the Colonial Office was not sympathetic towards the cause of Imperial Federation, which was essential to the maintenance of the Empire. Lord Charles Bercsford said that the activity of the colonies in the matter of defence had compelled attention from England. The colonies were more important to England than England was to her colonies. The meeting was a small but influential one.

• The Times,' commenting on Lord Rosebery's suggestion to send workmen to the colonies, said he shou'd first suggest a scheme of Federation that will be practicable. The proposed step may be prudent, but it is not hopeful of any good results. The fiscal relations of the colonic* are the crucial point, but any agreement on a fiscal basis is out of the question while the colonies insist on taxing the produce of the Mother Country and allow heavy importations to come from foreign nations.

AN IMPORTANT LIBEL SUIT. LONDON, May 24.

Sir Morell Mackenzie is suing ' The Times' for libel in publishing a letter which alleges that he assisted a conspiracy to place the late Emperor Frederick on the throne.

GERMAN NEW GUINEA. BERLIM, May 24. The Reichstag has voted 26,000 marks for the Goverment of New Guinea.

THE KING OF ITALY. BERLIN, May 24. King Humbert has prolonged his stay in this city.

THE SHAH'S TOUR.

ST. PETERSBURG, May 24.

The Czar met the Shah at the railway station, The latter received a brilliant reception.

POSTED AT LLOYD'S. LONDON. May 24. The Suakim, bound from Newcastle to Wilmington, has been posted as overdue.

THE RACING SCANDAL,

LONDON, May 24.

Both the Earl of Durham and Sir G. Chetwynd have resigned their membership of the Jockey Club.

THE GERMAN COLLIERS' STRIKE. BERLIN, May 24.

The Emperor William is incensed at the action of the colliery masters in not keeping their promises.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 7916, 25 May 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 7916, 25 May 1889

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