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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN AUSTRIA.I

SERVANTS AND THEIR CHARACTERS.

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A WINTER IN ITALY.

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WOMEN IN RANGOON.

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THE NEW MORGUE IN PARIS.

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The ^Latte. CONSPIRACY to…

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The ^Latte. CONSPIRACY to ASSASSINATE the FRENCH EMPEROR. Whit the Times has said in respect to the late conspiracy in Paris and M. Mazzini's"complicity therein is tfortb reading, but the only paragraph of importance is the one quoted below, where the duty of England is referred to. Doubts, however, have been thrown on the subject by residents in France, who believe the police, if not the originators, have at least brought matters to a head by unfair means:- M. Mazzini's disavowal will be welcomed by every one, except, perhaps, by the French police; but it will be received with partipuljfr satisfaction in this country. Every Englishman will be relieved to find that this villany has not been contrived on English soil. In the case of Orsini the whole plot had certainly been laid in England in this case we may congratulate ourselves on having escaped any such misfortune. This plot was not laid in England; but in Switzerland, and whoever the mover of the ^con- spiracy may be, there is now no reason to suppose that he is in London. We hope the incident may help to convirce the French police and public that there is nothing in the air of England which specially attracts or fosters assassins. Assassination is not an English crime, and any man who was only reasonably suspected of having plotted it against any one, whether a public or private enemy, would be scouted even by the prize-fighters in the neighbourhood of Leicester-square. Percussion bombs and poisoned daggers are weapons more Jamiliar to the Continent than to us, and if, as in this case, conspiracy finds a. home on the outskirts of Italy, it will have taken helter on a more congenial- soil. We feel, indeed, that the immunity of a political asylum is wholly perverted when it is made to shelter the perpetrators of. notorious crimes. With the organisation on our soil of mere schemes of political revolution, however questionable, it is difficult for us to interfere, and the nation whoso present ruler found shelter for so long among us ought to be the last to complaiif of our generosity. But there is a clear and broad distinction between offences which are only political crimes, however grave, and acts which are direct violations of the criminal law of any civilised country. I If a man commits a murder in France and escapes to England, we are bound by treaty to surrender him, and any accomplices he might be proved to have over here would be equally liable to punishment. But a murder is not less a murder because it is committed against a sovereign, and a person who has committed it ought to be as amenable to j ustice here as in France. Englishmen are as eager as the French can wish them to put a stop to the initiation of these crimes on English soil, and if there has ever seemed to be any difficulty in the matter, it has been raised by the hasty violence of the French themselves. If they elevate a miserable criminal to the rank of a great political offender, any proceedings against him or his accomplices take the colour of a political prosecu- tion, and the Government, as in the case of Orsini, is hampered by the jealousy with which Englishmen view even the semblance of acting at the dictation of a foreign government.

TO THE EDITOR.

lOSMINISCENCE OF THACKERAY.

DEATH OF " A MAN OF MARK !"

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