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-------JUSTICE TO THE WORKING…

JEWISH ENGLISHMEN.

THE AMERICAN FOREST FIRES.

THE SPEAKERSHIP AND THE LAW

AN ACTOR'S HAPPY THOUGHT.

THE CHANCES OF THE IMPERIALISTS.…

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THE CHANCES OF THE IMPERIALISTS. The Special Correspondent of The Tinnes, writing from Paris, thus notices the intrigues of the Imperialists :— As for the Imperialists, as their operations are entirely underground, and involve dark lanterns and bad company to a disagreeable extent, I am unable to tell you which section of their enemies they intend first to blow up, or how far they have pushed their mines. They made a futile attempt to work their way into the Parisian Press Union a few days ago, but were refused admittance, and it is possible that they may be in intimate relations with the Rue Bréa. There is not the slightest doubt that they are very active —active in the army, which is the powder magazine to which the torch is ultimately to be applied active in the Provinces, in which they are sowing broad- cast political pamphlets, with the modest and se- ductive appearance of evangelical tracts active in the shop windows, where a whole cargo of new portraits of the Imperial family, which have just arrived from England, are stuck in fan like groups behind every photographer's plate glass active in the Assembly, where their partisans are the only men who show Parliamentary tact and daring and, above all, active in such salmis as exist, where they wield with great elfect the weapon in the use of which they are terribly proficient. and which consists in the defamation of private character. It is some- thing that makes one's flesh creep to watch the course of a skilfully-prepared and dexterously- launched slander, winding it slimy way through the length and breadth of society, and striking down, noiselessly and fatally, the unconscious victim. They remind one of Indians who kill birds with poisoned arrows shot out of blow-pipes. No game is too insig- nificant provided its destruction serves the cause, while no one can accuse th*m of partiality, in their choice of victims. Whether it be Thiers, Gambetta, or an Or- leans I rince, a neat and appropriate anecdote with the most circumstantial details of some act of shame or "\a?y c<?millitted in early life, or known only to a at.ri^h3' .confidential circle, is always forthcoming, and there is a_precision and elaboration of "confec- tionment which often betrays real genius. I some- times am half inclined to think that they all ema- nate from some one man who devotes a great ima- ginative and constructive talent to this one pursuit, and whose special function it may be thus to serve the great ends of his party. With a knowledge of the public based on long years of experience, with im- mense pecuniary interests involved, with great prizes to win, with all blanches of the public service crammed with adherents, with no character as a party to lose, with unrivalled capacity for conspiracy, and hordes of active _emissaries_ and perfectly trained instruments working gratuitously with the zeal and devotion which prospective personal ad- vantage is sure to inspire, who can deny that in the presence of the apathy and ignorance of the re;,t of the nation, the chances of a restoration of the overthrown Dynasty are not to be despised? Looked at from a purely Newemarket point of view, it has always seemed to me that the odds were slightly iii their favour as against the field, not because they tl?Jf g'a better horse, but because they have been on their lives, while their opponents are, by 1>„a^so.n> as innocent as babes, besides, in some cases, ing principles.

A FAILURE.

-----THE DEAN OF CARLISLE…

CIRCUS HORSES AND CIRCUS PEOPLE.

DR. CUMMING'S RETROSPECT IN…

I WATCH NIGHT. --

THE EFFECTS OF A GRAIN OF…

CUTTINGS FROM AMERICAN PAPERS.

EPITOME OF NEWS,

ITHE STARLETS.