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Home and Foreign.

Davitt, in his evidence before the Commission, praised dus actions of Egan, Ford, and Alexander Sullivan. He admitted that he was a Fenian, but stated that he did not approve of crime. He regarded Mr Parnell as a Tory. He opposed the dynamite policy, but did not oppose the use of force where it might be considered necessary. Individual members of the Fenian organisation committed assassinations without the sanction of the governing body. He admitted that he once wrote professedly sanctioning murder and outrage, but he appealed to his superior officers to prevent the execution of such deeds. He had not attended a meeting of the Glan-na-Gael body since 1880. He denied that there was any alliance in Ireland between the Clan-na-Gael and the Land League, and also denied that the former was a murder society. Two thousand persons attended the annual conversazione of the Colonial Institute at London yesterday. The Czar specially ordered the attendance of the Russian and Persian Ministers at the ceremony of the crowning of the young' King Alexander, who was yesterday formally anointed as King of Servia by Bishop Michael.

The Shah of Persia is visiting Her Majesty at Windsor Castle. Sir J. Fergusson in the House of Commons stated that it was untrue that England merely played the part of umpire during the deliberations of the Samoan Conference. The treaty would remain in abeyance until December.

Her Majesty has asked the House of Commons to make provision for Prince Albert Victor and Princess Louise. Mr Labouchere opposed any grant being made from the public revenue for the purpose, pointing out, amongst other things, that the Earl of Fife's rent roll was L 70,000 per annum. The amount asked for the establishment of Princess Louise is L 3,000, and for Prince Albert Victor LIO,OOO, the latter to be increased to L 25,000 upon his marriage. Kis expected the Opposition will resist the amounts being voted pending the appointment of a committee to inquire into the subject. The marriage of Princess Louise is fixed for July 27.

Sullivan and Kilrain have been forbidden to fight in the State of Mississippi.

M. Secretan's collection of pictures is being sold. Millet's landscape, ' Angelus,' fetched L 12.000. The sale is being forced in consequence of M. Secretan being involved in the collapse of the Sooiete des Metaux, consequent on the burst up of the copper ring. The cricket match between Oxford and Cambridge Universities was won by the latter in one innings "with 105 runs to spare. The biddings at the London wool sales yesterday were animated, and prices are firm.

The Marquis of Lome would have been appointed Governor of Victoriabut that the salary is inadequate, and that Princess Louise objects to being exiled from Great Britain again.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 7950, 4 July 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 7950, 4 July 1889

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