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27w Story of sty Dictatorship. (Bliss, Sands, and Foster.)—This "

story " is not a story at all. It is a tedious exposition of political principles, though "principle" is not exactly the word that one would choose to employ in the connection. The writer represents himself as dreaming of being made dictator by the popular voice, and in that capacity laying down the law on a variety of questions chiefly concerned with property. It is only right to warn our readers that, if they open this volume with the hope of finding entertainment, they will certainly be disappointed, and that their chance of obtaining instruction is, to say the least, doubtful.