26 APRIL 1890, Page 2

It is stated that the Servian Premier on Monday addressed

the Skuptschina with closed doors. He demanded the equip- ment of the whole of the Militia, 130,000 men, stating that the position of foreign affairs was most ominous, and that sudden emergencies might arise amidst which the Kingdom might require to be ready for immediate action. The speech is most important ; but it must be remembered that it is reported by the Vienna correspondent of the Times, always something of an alarmist about Balkan politics, and that the Premier had to obtain a heavy vote from a close-fisted Assembly. Still, Servia is arming.