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Editorial Chips And Splinters

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- Portugal has been enioying a coup l' elat. We ivoiikl cali it a rebellion inAmerica. - Denmark is puilng Uirough a ministerial crisis. Which, vo rappoae, is Denmark' privilege. - Espartero refasei tlie Spanish throne, About thc Urst instance ol' inudcsty hcard of iu this century. - St. Louis wants to buy the city gasworks, but the Company do not Vfith to Bell.' A law suit is the vcsult. - Tlie noble, humane, generous Anna Dickiuson lecturas for charitable purposaa for tlie modest stim of $100 an hour. - It is staled that Washington istolmve a itally demorratic paper. Wáshli ;ton should have one redeeining feature. - Pres. J. II. fairchild 3 givinf; a series of articles lu the Adcanee ou " Woman's Hlglit to the Ballot," and nol lu favor of the right. - The little " onpleasantness " at Dicknson College has beeu amicably arijusted, and thc stmlcnts recelred back to their alma mater. - M. Charles Hugo, son of Víctor Ilugo, the novelist, has been flned 1,000 francs, nnd lmprlsoned for one month.forviolatiug the newspapcr law in France. SucU is Napoleonic frecdom. - The Engllsh FIousc of liOrd has re fnscd the bill permitting a man to marry the gister of his deceased wife, a second readlng. Isu't that a proper questiou for the sister, rather than the law, to answer ? - Eliaklm Llttell, thc founder, editor, and one of the present [pabllshers of that old and popular periodical, LtlleWs Living Age, dled at hi3 residence in Brooküue, near Buston, on the 17lh lnst., In the 70th year of his age. - Thc Chicago Advanee insinúate that Senators' speeches are not heard beyond the Senate charaber - eicept by the aid of editor, and then asks : " Is this because in thc higher walks of iournalism, thc average editor is the superior of the average Congressman in brains and brfadth of culture, or is lt becanse the masses have a perverse preference for editorial vapidity over Con gressional 6tolidity ?" To which YC uuhesitatlngly answer, yes.


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