Among the recent arrivals in the French capital we notice
that of Salamanca, the remarkable financier of Madrid, whose curious practi ca reply to the malcontents of the Press we noticed some time back. Mean- while, the energetic banker has not been idle. Among the large works which he has completed, entirely by his own capital, are the railways from Madrid to Alicante, 482 kilometres in extent, and that from Aranjuez to Toledo, the renowned old Spanish capital, 26 kilometres. But this singular representative of Spanish enterprise does not stop here ; he is now building the railway from Saragossa to Pamplona.
In committee of supply on the Civil Service Estimates, No. 4, Mr Coningham is to move—" That the vote for the National Gallery of 15,9851. be reduced by 6501., charged as travelling expenses?' •