HOME AND FOREIGN.
By Elbotrio Telegraph—Copyright,] [Per Press Association.]
THE SAMOAN CONFERENCE. BERLIN, May 31.
It is announced that the Conference will recommend that every facility shall be offered for importing goods to Samoa.
THE FISHERIES DISPUTE. LONDON, May 31.
In reply to a question in the House of Commons, Sir James Fergusson said that the Government were awaiting a report from Sir Julian Paunceforte in reference to the Behring Strait fishery dispute before deciding on what course of action should be taken.
COMMERCIAL. LONDON, May 31. Tallow is firm. Beet mutton has risen to 29s Od, and beef from 27s to 27s Cd. German sugars fetch 23s 3d.
THE ORLEANS FAMILY,
LONDON, May 31
The Comte De Paris celebrated his silver Wedding to-day, and bad a brilliant reception. The Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and numerous friends among the English nobility were present at the festivities.
The Duke of Orleans is engaged to Prin cess Marguerite of Orleans.
THE CLAN-NA-GAEL’S FUNDS. CHICAGO, May 31.
It is reported in this city that Mr Alexander Snllivan persuaded Mr Patrick Egan to give a grant of 100,000dol in order to prevent secessions from the Clan-na-Gael, and that Sullivan lodged 80,000dol in the treasury ef the Clan-na-Gael, utilising the remaining 20,000d0l for his own purposes.
MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL. LONDON, May 31.
The reserve of the Bank of England for the past week was L 13,160,000, the percentage to liabilities being 42L Consols, 90J, and firm. New Zealand fours, LlO6, and active. Australian wheat (ex warehouse), 38s 6d, and quiet. New Zealand long-berried (ex store), 38a. Pig iron, 42s 6d, and weaker.
COLONIAL BANKING. LONDON, May 31
The ‘ Financial News ’ attacks the Victorian Freehold Bonk for issuing a circular offering solicitors a commission on any deposits they may be the means of introducing. It asks if it is the practice of the colonies to bribe persons in positions of trust to deposit moneys with, financial institutions, PARNELL r, ‘THE TIMES,' LONDON, Mat 31. The hearing of Mr Parnell’s action against * The Times ’ has been fixed for November, * The Times ’ has given notice of appeal. STRIKE IN THE WINE TRADE. LONDON, May 31. Trade has virtually ceased with Oporto, owing to the strike in the wine trade there. EARL LYTTON’S WITHDRAWAL. LONDON, Mat 31. In the House of Commons Mr Robertson, member for Dundee, moved the reduction of the Premier’s salary as a mark of the displeasure felt by Parliament at the withdrawal of Earl Lytton from Paris during the festivities connected with the open’ng of the Paris Exhibition. Sir James Fergusson gave an absolute denial to the statements of the mover of the resolution, and declared that the relations between England and France had not been in any way disturbed by the incident. The motion was rejected by a majority of 92 votes. [Special to Press Association.] THE WOOLMARKET. LONDON, May 31. The American demand for wool is increasing. THE SHAH’S TOUR. LONDON, May 31. The Shah visits Berlin next week, OPERATIC. LONDON, May 31. Madame Melba has been engaged for the operatic season in Paris at a salary of LIOO per week. THE SPREAD OF ELECTRICITY. LONDON, May 31. The trains of the Midland Railway Company are now lighted electrically.
A NEWSPAPER COMBINE, LONDON, May 31
The combination among the newspaper proprietors (who have decided to start a Saper mill of their own) has had a very epressing effect on tbepapermakers’ trust.
A NOTE OF WARNING. LONDON, May 31
In receiving the freedom of the City, the Marqu's of Dufferin, ex-Viceroy, stated that the tributary Native Princes of India were interested in a secret movement to make English rule in India unpopular.
A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. PARIS, May 31
A terrible tragedy has occurred at SaintDie. A husband murdered his wife and five children and then committed suicide.
DR CRONIN’S MURDER. CHICAGO, May 31
Woodruff, who is a waggoner, has confessed to the murder of Dr Cronin. He says that he kept him waiting in the waggon until he was killed, and then drove the corpse to an open sewer, Into which he discharged it.
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