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"A nation deserves no better laws than those it will [31 Days.

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THE ASSASSINATION OF MARSHAL PRIM.

Government and Liberty.

THE best security against revolutions is the constant correction of abuses and introduction of needed improvements. It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.-Whately.

THE prosperity of a country depends not on the abundance of its revenues, nor on the strength of its fortifications, nor on the beauty of its public buildings; but it consists in the number of its cultivated citizens, in its men of education, enlightenment, and character. Here are to be found its true interest, its chief strength, its real power.-Martin Luther.

The Real Price.

THE real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. What everything is really worth to the man who has acquired it, and who wants to dispose of it or exchange it for something else, is the toil and trouble which it can save to himself, and which it can impose upon other people. What is bought with money, or with goods, is purchased by labour as much as what we acquire by the toil of our own body. That money or those goods indeed save us this toil. They contain the value of a certain quantity of labour, which we exchange for what is supposed at the time to contain the value of an equal quantity. Labour was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all the wealth of the world was originally purchased, and its value to those who possess it, and who want to exchange it for some new productions, is precisely equal to the quantity of labour which it can enable them to purchase or command.Smith's "Wealth of Nations."

"WHEN a cold penury," says Burke, "blasts the abilities of a nation, and stunts the growth of its active energies, the ill is beyond all calculation. Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. Economy is a distributive virtue, and consists not in saving, but in selection. Parsimony requires no providence, no sagacity, no powers of combination, no comparison, no judgment. Mere instinct, and that not an instinct of the noblest kind, may produce this false economy in perfection. The other economy has larger views. It demands a discriminating judgment, and a firm, sagacious mind. It shuts one door to impudent importunity, only to open another, and a wider, to unpresuming merit. If none but meritorious service or real talent were to be rewarded, this nation has not wanted, and this nation will not want, the means of rewarding all the service it ever will receive, and encouraging all the merit it ever will produce. No state, since the foundation of society, has ever been impoverished by that species of profusion." Burke might have gone much further, and have said that any state which should indulge in such species of profusion would be incalculably enriched by it, both pecuniarily and morally.

Desire of Power.

THE desire of power may exist in many, but its gratification is limited to a few. He. who fails may become a discontented misanthrope, and he who succeeds may be a scourge to his species. The desire of superiority or of praise may be misdirected in the same manner, leading to insolent triumph on the one hand and envy on the other. Even the thirst for knowledge may be abused, and many are placed in circumstances in which it cannot be gratified. But the desire of moral improvement commends itself to every class of society.-Abercrombie.

Postal Regulations, Sabings-banks, Festibals, Eclipses, &c.

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Exceeding 10 oz., but not ex

ceeding 12 oz..

... 4d

A letter exceeding the weight of 12 oz. is liable to a postage of id for every oz., beginning with the first oz. A letter for example, weighing between 14 and 15 oz. must be prepaid fifteen-pence. A letter posted unpaid is chargeable on delivery with double postage, and a letter posted insufficiently paid is chargeable with double the deficiency.

No letter is to exceed one foot six inches in length, nine inches in width, and six inches in depth.

Post Cards.

Post Cards, bearing a halfpenny Impressed stamp, are available for transmission between places in the United Kingdom only. They are to be obtained at all post-offices, in packets of twelve, for 64d.

Inland Book Post.

The Book Post rate is one halfpenny for every 2 oz. or fraction of 2 oz. Every Book Packet must be posted either without a cover or in a cover entirely open at the ends. No Book Packet may exceed 5 lbs. in weight, or one foot six inches in length, nine inches in width, and six inches in depth.

Any Book Packet which is found to contain a letter, or communication of the nature of a letter, not being a circular letter, or not wholly printed, or any enclosure sealed or in any way closed against inspection, or any other enclosure not allowed by the regulations of the Book Post, will be treated as a letter.

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Money Orders payable Abroad.

Money Orders, payable abroad, are issued in the United Kingdom at the following rates:

If payable in Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Egypt, or at Malta, Gibraltar, or Constantinople

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By the prepayment of a fee of fourpence, any letter, newspaper, or book packet may be registered to any place in the United Kingdom or the British Colonies. The Post Office will not in any way undertake the safe conveyance of unregistered letters containing valuable articles; and all such letters found to contain coin, will be charged on delivery with a double registration fee.

Post Office Savings-
Banks.

No deposit of less than a shilling is received, nor any pence, and not more than £30 in one year. No further deposit is allowed when the amount standing in depositor's name exceeds £150, exclusive of interest. Interest is allowed at the rate of 2 per cent. (or sixpence in the pound) per annum-that is, at the rate of one halfpenny per pound per month. When the principal and interest reaches to 200, no further interest Is paid until the sum at the depositor's credit is reduced below that amount. Deposits already made in other savings-banks can be easily transferred to the Post Office. Separate accounts may be opened in the names of wife and children.

The Royal Family, the Ministry, the British Empire, &c.

THE ROYAL FAMILY. Alexandrina Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, born May 24, 1819; married February 10, 1840, to Albert, Duke of Saxe Coburg Gotha, Prince Consort, born Aug. 26, 1819, died Dec. 14, 1861.

CHILDREN.

1. Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa, Princess
Royal, born November 21, 1840; married Jan.
25, 1858, to Frederick Wilhelm, Prince Imperial
of Germany.

2. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, born Nov.
9, 1841; married March 10, 1863, to Princess
Alexandra of Denmark, born Dec. 1, 1844, and
has issue:-Albert Victor Christian Edward,
born Jan. 8, 1864; Geo. Fd. Ernest Albert, born
June 3, 1865; Louise Victoria Alexandra Dag-
mar, born Feb. 20, 1867; Victoria Alexandra
Olga Mary, born July 6, 1868; Maude Char-
lotte Mary Victoria, born Nov. 26, 1869; Alex-
ander John
Charles Al-
bert, born

Maude

MINISTRY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister).—
Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone.

Lord Pres. of Council.-Marquis of Ripon, K.G.
Lord High Chancellor.-Lord Selborne.
Lord Privy Seal.-Viscount Halifax, G.C.B.
Chan.of the Exchequer.-Rt. Hon. Robert Lowe.
Secretaries of State.-

Home.-Rt. Hon. Hy. A. Bruce:
Foreign.-Earl Granville, K.G.
Colonial.-Earl of Kimberley.
War.-Rt. Hon. Edw. Cardwell
India.-Duke of Argyll, K.I.

First Lord of Adm.-Rt. Hon. G. J. Göschen.
Pres. Board of Trade.-Rt. Hon. C. Fortescue.
Pres. Local Government Board.-Rt. Hon. Jas.
Stansfeld.

Chief Sec. of Ireland.-Most Hon. Marquis of
Hartington.

Vice-Pres. of Council of Education.-Rt. Hon.

EXTENT AND POPULATION OF THE EUROPEAN STATES.

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1,434,970

Vienna
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Bavaria

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4,897,794 Brussels

Denmark

14,654

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France

210,850

38,067,094

Paris

Great Britain and Ireland

121,153

31,817,108

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Athens

114,224

26,450,329

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April 25, 1843, married July 1, 1862, to Prince Ludwig of Hesse.

4. Alfred
Ernest Al-
bert, Duke
of Edin-
burgh,
born Aug.
6, 1844.
5. Helena

Augusta

Greece

Italy

Netherlands

Portugal

Prussia

ried July 5, 1866, to Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. 6. Louisa Caroline Alberta, born March 18, 1848, married Mar. 21, 1871, to the Marquis of Lorne. 7. Arthur William Patrick Albert, born May 1, 1850.

8. Leopold George Duncan Albert, b. April 7, 1853. 9. Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore, born April 14, 1857.

CENSUS OF 1871.

3,652,070 Amsterdam

3,986,551 Lisbon

Berlin

68,224,832 St. Petersburg

2,510,494 Berne

W. E. For-
ster.
Chan, of the
Duchy of
Lancaster.
-Rt. Hon.
H. C. E.
Childers.
First Com-
missioner
of Works
and Public
Buildings.
-Rt. Hon.
Acton S.
Ayrton.
Commander-

in-Chief-
Duke

of

Cambridge. Junior Lds.

of the Tres.

Marquis of Lansdowne, W. H. Gladstone, G. G. Glyn, W. E. Baxter.

Postmaster-General.-Rt. Hon. W. Monsell.
Secretary to the Admiralty.-G. J. S. Lefevre.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland.-Earl Spencer.
Attorney-Gen. of England.-Sir J. D. Coleridge.
Solicitor-Gen. of England.-Sir Geo. Jessel.
Lord Advocate of Scotland.-Rt. Hon. G. Young.
Solicitor-Gen.-A. R. Clark.

Attorney-Gen. of Ireland.-Rt. Hon. C. R.Barry.
Solicitor-Gen.-Richard Dowse, Q.C.

THE BRITISH EMPIRE.

Area sq. miles. Population. Great Britain and Ireland 120,769 31,817,108 Indian Possessions .........

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NOT to contain a single particle of Mercury or any other Mineral Substance,

BUT TO CONSIST ENTIRELY OF

MEDICINAL MATTERS, PURELY VEGETABLE. For nearly Forty Years they have proved their value in Thousands of instances in

DISEASES OF THE HEAD, CHEST, BOWELS, LIVER, AND KIDNEYS;

And in all Skin Complaints are one of the Best Medicines known.

Sold in Boxes, price 74d., 1s. ltd., and 2s. 9d. each, by

G. WHELPTON & SON, 3, CRANE COURT, FLEET STREET, LONDON,

And by all Chemists and Medicine Vendors.

Sent free on receipt of Eight, Fourteen, or Thirty-three Stamps.

NOTICE.-On and after the 1st of January, 1873, ALL BOXES issued by the Proprietors will have the Government Stamp pasted over each Box, instead of being on the outside Wrappers as heretofore; and on each respective Box and on the outside Wrappers there will be printed the Name and the TRADE MARK of the Firm, thus:

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