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Rome and Foreign,

Boulanger is regarded in France as being annihilated by the results of the elections. Searle has agreed to row Stansbury. He regards him as a dangerous opponent, but is confident of asserting his supremacy. Matteraou is in splendid condition for his race with Buhcar, A heavy gale has caused a number of wrecks, with some loss of life, and the telegraph lines arc interrupted both in England and Ireland. While a band of Turkish soldiers were committing excesses at Sidonia, in Crete, they were surprised by insurgents and many of their number killed or wounded. Spasmodic strikes have taken place at some of the docks and wharves for the purpose of ousting “ blacklegs ” from employment, Wool is unchanged. Three months’ bills are quoted at 3J per cent. Mr Morton (Gladstonian Liberal) has been elected by a majority of 150 for Petershorongh in place of the Hon, W. J. W, Fitzwilliam. [This is the gain of another seat by the Gladstonians. At the general election the Hon. Mr Fitzwilliam (Tory) beat his Liberal opponent by 289. Mr Fitzwilliam held the seat since 1885.] Every European Power except Portugal will send delegates to the Marine Conference to be held at Washington on October 16. The final returns of the French general election show the state of parties as follows : Monarchists, 62 Bonapartists, -15 Boulangists. The death is announced of General Lo Brun, one of the generals of the Second Empire. Thirty-five thousand persons visited the Paris Exhibition on Sunday. Ex-Queen Natalie intends to petition the Servian Skuptschina to annul tho divorce granted to King Milan.


It has been ascertained that several other persona were drowned by the yacht accident in Sydney Harbor. The following are the names of those who lost their lives: — Horee Kippax, Kate and Nellie Thompson, Ada Gilberd, Polly Stewart, and Mary Fahey. Premier Parkes considers that before a conference of Australasian colonics is held on military matters an agreement should be come to between the various colonies as to the manner in which machinery is to be provided to bring the whole of the colonial forces under one administrative control, in event of an emergency arising. He suggests awaiting Major-general Edwards's report before anything is done. News by the British India Company’s mail steamer give details of a boiler explosion on board the steamer Yeya at Cokigo, The engineer and fireman were killed, and the vessel sank. A systematic scheme of baby farming has been unearthed at Waverley, a suburb of Sydney. Two infants were found lying dead on the premises, apparently starved, and another in a dying condition. Besides these it is reported six other children have died during the last few months.

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES, Issue 8033, 9 October 1889

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YESTERDAY'S CABLES Issue 8033, 9 October 1889

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