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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4

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This is from « Puff, » of the Wellington Press:— « They seem to have had a lively meeting in Toronto. Yes! The Canadian and United States Freetrade party joining hands at Toronto! And the agitation for a Customs Union between the two countries is frightening the English and Canadian authorities into a reconsideration of the tariff. Protection, in fact, is endangering the hold of England over Canada! Yes! What a poisonous weed that Protection is! Wherever it goes, it sows the seeds of hostility between nations and even people of the same language! It not only caused hostility between European nations, but it caused strained relations between the United States and Canada, and is making every colony in Australia ready to fight its neighbor!»

According to the London correspondent of the Manchester Guardian, Professor Bryce's idea of securing a copyright in the United States for his great book, « The American Commonwealth, » by including in it certain chapters written by American authors, threatens to involve an unfortunate result. The third volume contains a chapter of twenty-six pages on « The Tweed Ring in New York City, » written and copyrighted by Frank J. Goodnow, a writer on the staff of the New York Evening Post. Throughout this account he classes Mr A. Oakey Hall, who was mayor of the city from 1869 ovwards, among the corrupt members of the ring; and in mentioning Mr Hall's acquittal, he adds the qualifying line— « But he has chosen to live out of America. » Mr Hall is now a naturalised British subject, resident in London, where he holds the position of legal adviser of Mr James Gordon Bennett. Mr Hall claims £20,000 damages, and the papers in the suit were served upon Professor Bryce on his wedding day.