28 SEPTEMBER 1872, Page 3

The little State of Geneva seems emulous of daing a

stroke of Bismarckism on its own account, and is interfering with a subordinate of Bishop Manley (Bishop of Geneva and Lausanne) in a very unintelligible way, merely, apparently, because this subordinate is a titular bishop in partibus (Bishop of Hebron). As far as we can make out, the Roman Catholics, who are the only parties concerned, are quite content with the said bishop in parti- bus, and the whole storm in a tea-cup is a mere result of the emu- lation with which the State of Geneva regards the great Prussian Chancellor's strategy. Bismarckism is a contagious disease.