FRENCH POSTAL STRIKE.
STERN MEASURES ADOPTED. THE ORDER OF THE SACK. (Received 8.50 a.m.) PARIS, March 21. The French Chamber of Deputies supports the Government in suppressing the strike of telegraph, telephone, and . Postal officers. M. Berthen, Minister for Works, has announced that he will give the strikers twenty-four hours, at the end of which, if they have not returned to work, the whole 8000 will be dismissed. No dispatches have reached King Edward at Biarritz since Tuesday. A courier service has now been organised between Paris and Brussels, whence His Majesty is enabled to keep in touch with the officers of State and the outside world. Soldiers are repairing 150 wires in the provinces which have been cut i n the neighbourhood of Paris by the strikers.
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