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Home and Foreign. Sir Hercules Robinson has declined to contest the Dover constituency. He states that though he is opposed to the policy of the Hon. A. J. Balfour respecting Irish administration, he does not care to be made a catspaw at the hands of the Opposition, The Committee of the Chamber of Deputies recommend that the whole of the charges preferred against General Boulanger,, Count Dillon, and M. Rochefort should be tried in the High Court of Justice. Five hundred of the Irish Rifles have been sent to Assouan in order to strengthen the garrison there. The Dervishes, who are threatening the position, have been largely reinforced. It is reported that the Pope has recommended that his successor should be Cardinal Lavigerie.

Mr Sehey, a Freetrader, has been elected for the Redfern (N.y.W.) seat. The steamer Port Victor, of 3,000 tons, bound from Newcastle to Batavia with a cargo of coal, ran ashore at Restoration Island. The barque Waverley, bound from Brisbane to Bangkok (China), has been totally wrecked at Percy Island. The crew were rescued. Major-general Edwards, who has been authorised to report on the colonial defences and forces, has arrived at Sydney.

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YESTERDAYS CABLES., Issue 7954, 9 July 1889

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YESTERDAYS CABLES. Issue 7954, 9 July 1889

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