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The French Chamber of Deputies will probably meet in November, when the Government will resign, leaving President Carnot free to summon whom he pleases. Boulanger asserts that all parties in France are disappointed with the result of the •elections, but he considers the situation ‘from his point of view has improved. The Opposition are stronger, and the majority is composed of divided interests, which it will bo found cannot work together. In his opinion a crisis is inevitable. It is expected there will be a surplus of 1)10,000 from the strike fund after relieving all cases of distress and repaying the money borrowed from the Stevedores’ and Sailors Unions. This result is rather startling, and the Committee of the Bookmens Union intend to refrain from expending any more until the Australian Committee can be consulted, The majority are desirous of applying the balance to assist the strikers of other trades. The accounts are being audited.

Mr Gladstone denounces land nationalisation. He describes Mr Balfour’s denial of the project to found and endow a Catholic University in Dublin as the shabbiest of all shabby proceedings of the present Government. The Rev. Mr Barfield, the Liberal Unionist lecturer, who was supposed to have been enticed to Ireland and murdered by Invincibles, really eloped with a girl to Canada. Mr Garland, a member of the New South Wales Legislature, is starting a company with a capital of LIOO,OOO, to secure the right! to Edison’s phonograph for Australasia.

The death roll by the accident at Dufferin terrace has risen to forty. Besides these it is known that thirty other persons are still entombed. There are 1,000 houses which the citadel threatens to overwhelm should it fall in consequence of the disruption of the rock from Dufferin terrace. The occupants are vacating them in haste, A conspiracy has been discovered to dynamite the Czar while travelling on the PertB'aoff Railway. The plot was discovered through a man employed to carry it out being killed.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 8022, 26 September 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 8022, 26 September 1889

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