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Home and Foreign.

Prince Bismarck, speaking at Hamburg, said the peace of Europe was in his opinion assured. Remarking upon the attitude of Englaud, he said it was that of a fat ox chewing the cud instead of a mad bull. The ‘ Journal Des Debats ’ complains that the official progresses of Mr Romilly, British Consul in the New Hebrides, are an infringement of the arrangement arrived at between England and France as to the neutrality of those islands. Sir W. T, Robertson, M.P. for Brighton, committed suicide by cutting his throat during a fit of mental depression consequent on illness. [There is some mistake here, as the sitting members for Brighton are Alderman Smith and Mr Marriott, Q.C.] The Calliope has been ordered to return Home. Her crew will be paid off. The French papers, referring to the establishment of the Commune of Franceville at the New Hebrides, deny that the movement indicates any designs on the part of France to annex the islands. The return of the 153 second ballots has been received, showing that 108 Republicans were elected, and forty-five Oppositionists, including twelve Royalists. Paris returned twenty-two Republicans and fourteen Boulangists. MM. Naquet, Laissant, Laur, Mermoix, Guizot, Floquet, and Lockroy have been elected. M. Rochfort was defeated.

During a storm at Cagliari, a seaport of Sardinia, 240 houses were destroyed, and several lives lost.

The dock laborers at Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, have struck. It is believed they are acting in connection with the London Union,

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES., Issue 8032, 8 October 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES. Issue 8032, 8 October 1889

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