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A PRIMITIVE STATE. We are surprised to learn, says the Glob*, that there is now one State in Europe which dees not possess a Minute newspaper. It had one in 1877, but itbUBone in 1878. This remarkable land is the Principality of Liechtenstein, which lies to the east of Switierlatrtf—a narrow strip of meadow and Mountain side, dtndw by the Shine from the canton of St. Gallon One way survey the Prince's entire territory, with its green AIna, ita gleaming white capital, white villages, white phurcbee, ^rhite convents, and its little bit of Mlway, from a height above Wildhaus, the romahtic birthplace of Zwingli. Until the year 1866 Leichten- steiil wasrockoned the smalleat State in the German Confederation- It was bound to contribute sixty sftfyjifw to the German Federal arnfy. It possesses ait .present above 8000 inhabitants, all Catholics, and. a GMVemment in the capital, Yadus; but its reigning Prince,$rans Johann, who is exceedingly wealthy, prefers to live at Vienna, and hia faithful people frmptow that he does not visit his dominions afteD. than once every ten years. Now and then an English mountain climber, bound for Feldkirch and the Austrian Vorarlberg, dashes across this small Pfiasspality in a railway carriagOt but he is probably aaaaware wlaether he is in Switzerland or in Auatria, and would be surprised to learn that he is in neither. Until last New Year's day Yadnx was in the possession of a newspaper, the Liechtenstein Woehenblatt; but the editor plaintively in- formed his readers in hia last number that the insufficient moral support" which it had received from the population of the Princi- pality compelled the owners to cease publishing it. The French humanitarian, M. Gagne, tbe author of the Unitoide," who some yean ago petitioned the Government of Napoleon III. to suppress all existing newspapers, might have found a comfortable home in the country of Prince FPans Johann; although; indeed, if we remember rightly. M. Gagne considered that the Government might profitably issue one news^ j paper, ueder the supervision of an Imperial editor; who might bear the title of "Miniaterof the Press."

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