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VOLUNTEERING. The Irish people are on fire to volunteer, especially for the An unpleasant fact which has been disclosed in Manches- ter and the manufacturing districts of Yorkshire, cannot be so readily dismissed. Of the number applying for enlist- ment, a very small fraction indeed can be accepted. Not- withstanding the lowering of the standard, the majority are too stunted or too sickly to be fit for service. The factory system has put its thumb upon the race of Englishmen, and keeps them down in growth and vigour. Assuredly, there are other things than commercial principles for statesmen, whether in or out of ofSce and it woucll be a poor gain to become the workshop of the world, if we are to pay for the distinction by becoming the menials of the world-too feeble and spiritless for England to sustain her position as one of the leaders of the world.

IRON TRADE.

EAST INDIAN IRON COMPANY,

IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. ]

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