4 NOVEMBER 1882, Page 3

M. Cl6mencea.u's speech about the Anarchists was singularly moderate. He

is supposed in Englantl to be a firebrand, but -though speaking to his constituents of Montmartre, he on Sunday unhesitatingly denounced outrage and assassination, adding that the real criminal in such cases was often the in- stigator, who shrank from the responsibility of his rhetoric, He severely condemned the employers, who held back wages to form superannuation funds, thereby, as he contended, depriving the workman of hi a natural right of going away to seek another em- ployer; and also the system of feeding the employes, which is, we believe, adopted from benevolent motives. He repudiated, how- ever, insurrections against capital, declaring that compulsory and universal education, secondary, as well as primary, was all he hoped to secure in this generation ; and that the social pro- blem must be left to the next, which will be better educated, to deal with. Montmartre approved, but there is a current of opinion in Paris lower than that of Montmartre, which showed itself even in M. 016menceau's meeting, a portion of which was inclined to turn him out. He himself appears to be growing, from experience, less sanguine of rapid results from political changes, or else his constituents are passing him on the road to anarchy. We question if the latter is the case, though the eurag48 are becoming more furious.