Holders of Queensland beef propose to arrange a temporary pool. Alessrs Weddel and Co., the Colonial Consignment Company,, and Alessrs Birt,, Potter, and Bergyl have' agreed that all beef stock afloat on November 1 shall be valued by independent valuers, tho prices afterwards to be fixed periodically.- The proceeds are to be divided in' proportion to the value 'pooled. Several banks which are in the habit of handling the beef for clients approve;©! the scheme, w The Vice-President of the French Senate created a sensation by announcing that he possessed proofs of the innocence of.GaptainDreyfus, who was sentenced to banishment by a secret .court-martial ini'lß94 for selling important State documents to foreign Powers, and transported to LTle du Diable for'the term of his natural life. In the Chamber .of Deputies M. Goblet’s proposal to revive the semtin dt Ihte, which was repealed in 1889, and a method‘of election by scrulin d'arrondmement substituted, has been referred to a committee ofthe Chamber. - : . The man who attempted to : assassinate Sir Wilfrid Liurier, the Premier, by shoot-, ing at him with a revolver, has been declared insane and incarcerated in a lunatic Asylum. In the recent reconnaissance at Metemneh on the Nile by the British force fully 600 Dervish troops-frere killed.
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CONDENSED CABLEGRAMS., Evening Star, Issue 10459, 1 November 1897