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Home and Foreign.

The Committee appointed to consider the form a memorial to the late Father Damien should take propose the establishment of a hospital at Molokai and a leper ward in London. The Committee also propose that a commission of inquiry into the best moans of dealing with the disease of leprosy should be held in India. ‘ The Times,’ referring to the visit of tho Irish delegates, says that the forcible and reasonable criticism and utterances of the Melbourne Press well deserve the attention of Englishmen, who will gladly learn of the aggregate Gladstoniun contributions to Parnellito objects as compared with the contributions received tlirough Patrick Ford (editor of the ‘ Irish World ’) and Alexander Sullivan (of the Clan-na-Gael organisation). If tho movement is innocent and laudable (argues ‘ The Times ’), why should Mr Dillon fear an inspection of the accounts 1 The article further says that Mr Dillon may be expected to handle the A ictorians roughly after leaving the colony, as did Mr Healey after leaving New South Wales in 1883.

Her Majesty the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the leading members of tho nobility, and several great cities are making arrangements to entertain the Shah of Persia on the occasion of his ■approaching visit to England. Prince Albert Victor will spend the winter in India. It is rumored in Loudon that Germanyand Portugal are preparing toprevent tho English Colonial Empire stretching from the Cape of Good Hope to the Nile. Mr Gladstone, who is spending the Whitsuntide recess on a yachting cruise on the South coast of England, landed at Torquay yesterday, and addressed a meeting in the evening. In the course of his remarks he said ‘ The Times ’-Parnell Commission would cost the country hundreds of thousands of pounds. The delay of the Commission in making a report for twenty months was really the action of the Government, and was derogatory to just principles, decency, and justice. The Prince and Princess of Wales have visited the Paris Exhibition daily since their arrival. To-day they mado the ascent of the Eiffel Tower.

Germany is about to establish the passport system on the Swiss frontier.

In the course of a speech delivered in the Italian Chamber last night, Signor Crispi, the Premier, said that the Irridentist programme was not abandoned, but it was necessary to act with prudence and loyalty in respect to treaties. It is rumored at Belgrade that cxQueen Natalie’s divorce will bo annulled, and that she will afterwards be proclaimed Queen Regent. It is expected that if King Milan carries out his threat of returning to this city he will bo arrested. He has postponed the date of his return till tho middle

of July.

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Home and Foreign., Issue 7931, 12 June 1889

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Home and Foreign. Issue 7931, 12 June 1889

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