The German people and the Government of Berlin seem to
be very hostile both to the Comte de Chambord and the Duc d'Aumale. The former is described in the Cologne Gazette—an independent paper, but usually in strong accord with the German people—as a Pretender whose success must, in the end, lead to a religious war, led by the " Jesuit kingdom of France," and aided by the stricter Catholics everywhere. " Politi- cal Catholicism will have for its ally the thirst for a national revenge." The Duke, on the other hand, has received a brutal blow from the North-German Gazette. He had asked, it seems, for permission to pay a visit to Metz, obviously in connection with the Bazaine trial, but is told publicly that he might have gone incognito, but as he has asked permission he shall not go, lest imprudent persons should compromise themselves. " As the Duke is gifted with less tact than most persons, he would easily bring people into collision with the laws." The poor Lorrainers may not even cheer a Frenchman without punishment, but that is not the point. The North-German Gazette must. have some reason for departing from every etiquette hitherto main- tained among the " European family," and it is probably un- measured wrath at the disclosure which the Duke seems willing to allow of the intrigues between Bazaine and his opponent, Prince Frederick Charles.