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IN

i6o an Empire,

it

THE TRACK OF THE MOORS is

Imperial police.

could have condoned, was chief of the Pdlissier, who ten years after his act of un-

said,

in Algeria was paralleled brutality then first governor of the colony

made Marshal of France and men as those go down

— such

to history not only as men of unprincipled savagery, but as Even the victims of their country's monarchical errors.

courageous Bugeaud only lived down the fact that he had soldiered under Napoleon, and

adventurous and stormy past, by proving himself not unworthy of the honours he " " Pere became for till the his

all

Bugeaud

received,

" " Petit the Algerian army what the Caporal had been for the great army of France. The verdict of the Republic upon those days is a

severe one.

Empires produce easily great and great patriots. It remains still for the Republic to prove whether it, too,

villains

can do both.

is

In no country, not even in France itself, the impress of Bonapartism so powerful as

overwhelming force seems to have destroyed much of the freedom of individual ambition, to have hall-marked the inhabitants with the brand of officialdom, the red ribbon which marks the Frenchman's willing Its

here.

Algerian Woman.

no place in such a chapter as this for ponderings on the Gallic mind and the strange transformation made by a new form of government on a people's personality,

servitude, not his freedom.

If there

is

impossible not to regret that every race, even one so brilliantly or later its gifted and capable as the French, seems to find sooner social or artistic Koran, political, religious, something crystallis-

—

ing and wing-clipping.

which

in

historic

France

The

leavening-out forces of a Republic not yet merely

itself finds a resisting yeast in the

pride of the noblesse,

have

full

sway here, and the

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