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 - France,—On Wednesday the Chamber, by 275 votes...
France,—On Wednesday the Chamber, by 275 votes to 203, resolved on the total repeal of the duties on wine, beer, and cider in lieu of the partial remission proposed by the Government aud tho Budget Committee. This involves a deficit of 6,000,000/5. By 252 votes to 210 it also detached this repeal from the Budget in order to make it a distinct Bill. Two proposals to raise the duty on wheat from about 30 per cent., as at present, to 40 50 por cent, respectively were referred to the Budget Committee. M. Dupuy has intimated that the Government is disposed to accord pardons to tho students and artisans convicted of rioting, provided that the students are not visited, with any punishment by the University authorities. Friday was tho file of tho Republic, the anniversary of the taking of tho Bastille, but the celebration was loss general than it has boon of late years. For some yours many of tho hotter classes have gone out of town on the day, and this was tho case this year to an unusual extent, owing to the fear of disturbances, and for the same reason the excursionists from the pi'ovinces were fewer. The attendance at the Longchamps review was also thinner than usual. The number of troops present was about the average, as, though the garrison has been reinforced to nearly double strength, the Are brigade, the Republican Guard, and thirteen battalions of infantry were retained in barraoks to deal with any disorder that might arise. The day passed over, however, in perfect quiet. The advice of the municipal council to take no part in tho fSte was not followed systematically/ except in the Quartier Latin, where the recent disturbances took place. It seems that the absence of Lord Dufferin from Paris is to be prolonged as a silent protest against the violent attacks made against him in the French press. Tho Temps, the. Foreign-ofilce organ, argues at some length that the Government cannot be held responsible for these attacks, as it has no power to check them. Prosecutions under the press law for insult to an Ambassador have to bo undertaken oithor by tho Ambassador himsolf or at his request. M. Loze" will, it ia said, succeed M. Decrais at the Court of Vienna. Belgium.—On Thursday the colonial question was disoussed in the Chamber. M. Ferou (Extreme Left) maintained that it was a great danger for a country enjoyiug the privileges of neutrality to possess an immense colonial dependency like the Congo State; but the Chamber decided by an overwhelming majority that Article I. of the Constitution should bo revised in snob a w^y ftt to fliinhte Belgium to »«quir« colonial pa^o^lcm?,

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  1. Guardian,
  2. 19 Jul 1893, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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