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[By Electric Tbleqea’ph. —Cop yeioht. ] (Per Press Association,] THE GERMANS IN AFRICA. ZANZIBAR, September 7..,, Captain Weissman is about to set out with a force of 2,000 men to punish Mpwapa. BOULANGER’S PR'OgRaMMIe. PARIS, September?. Boulanger’s programme is entire Freetrade, the abolition of the bank monopoly, and State aid to industries. These reforms include the colonies, with a view to revive navigation. THE FRENCH VIGNERONS GETTING AFRAID. PARIS, September 7. The French vignerons, assisted by the papers, are attacking the Australian vintages. THE EIGHT HOURS MOVEMENT AT HOME. LONDON, September 8. The Trades Congress unanimously rejected a motion calling for a return showing how the votes of the separate trades were cast upon the eight hours principle, which was rejected last week by a large majority. NAVAL LONDON, Septembers. Lord Scott, who succeeds Admiral Fairfax, sails for his station on October <3. A TERRIBLE FIRE, BRUSSELS, September 7. The explosion of a cartridge factory at Antwerp was heard at Ghent, over thirty miles away, and the flames were visible in this city. A panic ensued aftet the explosion, and many of the soldiers who were preserving order Were suffocated. The firemen Were powerless to control the conflagration which broke out, and five acres of buildings were destroyed. The cathedral windows were all smashed, and the spire endangered. THE LIBERAL - UNIONISTS THREATEN; LONDON, September 8. The Marquis of Hartiugton, speaking in Yorkshire, said that if the result of the next general election was a return of a Home Rule majority, the Liberal Unionists would compel the country to reconsider the question, and would use every resource the Constitution allowed to prevent so great a change from being hurriedly made. MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL. LONDON, September 7. New Zealand hemp of average quality is quoted at L 27. Tallow: Mutton, medium quality, 24s 3d; beef, medium, 24s 3d. The English wheat market is lifeless, the Continental steady, while the American is changing for the worse. Now Zealand Shipping Company’s shares, L 5; Shaw, Savill- Albion Company, L 5 6s. INTERCOLONIAL.. [By Electric Telegraph. Copyright.] [Per Press Association.] ANOTHER MURDER BY THE ISLANDERS. SYDNEY, September 9. (Received September 9, 1888, at 2 p.m.) William Dubell and two boys have been murdered by the Natives at Solomon Islands. Dubell’s brother was murdered there recently. AIDING THE STRIKERS.

MELBOURNE, September 9. The fund in aid of the London dock strikers has reached L 6,800. AN IMPOSING FUNERAL. MELBOURNE, September 9. The funeral of the late Francis Ormond, M.L.G., took place yesterday. There was an immense corttge. LATEST FROM THE EAST. THURSDAY ISLAND, September 9. Eastern news per British-India Company’s steamer reports that slavery of the cruellest form has been permitted by the Rajah of the island of Lombuk. Horrible barbarities are said to have been committed by the Arabs on runaway slaves. Twenty-four members of Chinese secret societies have been arrested. Six were sentenced to death, eleven to be flogged, and in the remaining cases sentence has not yet been passed. Operations against the rebels of Tonquin are progressing steadily and successfully. In a recent conflict the French troops killed eighteen of the rebels.

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HOME AND FOREIGN., Issue 8007, 9 September 1889

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HOME AND FOREIGN. Issue 8007, 9 September 1889

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