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mi. icrfi vi " # "«»i«hej the following The "Tablet .- "• -The star of amoog Its "Parisian notes ' :— . «, General B:>ulanger Is now deoldedly i,» . the aecoDd«Bt, and with every appearanoe of remaining bo permanently. Tho possibilities, If not the atitual probabilities, are that the General will be Dictator before another year bss" ran Iti oonrse, and that a ohanga of Government among the events by whloh the centenary of the Revolution is oeiel rated. It Is not, however, the popularity of the General that has brought matters to this pas*, although It baa done some little towards doing bo. Dltuatiifaotlon at republican methods has been a stronger factor In the affair. The Republic baa failed notably m carrying on Parliamentary Government. It has still more offended by exoestive extravagance — as proved beyond all power of concealment by the Immense increase of the national debt. Its failure m foreign policy, as, for example, m the Egyptian question, and the unfriendly attitude of Italy has also bi ought it into disfavor, and thore Is, besides, a good deal that offends m the associations oonneoted with Tunls>nd Tonkin, The wanton perseou* tlon of religion also stands for something, and has caused a reaction even among those who t,ere not disposed to be favorable to the " Olerloals " All this has formed the tide that seems to havo been taken at the flow by General Biulaager, and whioh will, m all probability, result In floating him on fortune, It is well, under the olroamatanoes, to know that m the opinion of some who are capable of coming to sound oonolualons the General is a win m whoso hands the fate of Fiance, if not determined as well and wisely as it might be, would still be maoh more prosperously and moderately lodged than it has now been for many years. The advanoe of BoulangUrn, therefore, mty bo viewed with equanimity, .

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2051, 31 January 1889

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BOULANGER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2051, 31 January 1889