Library of Universal Knowledge; A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers's Encyclopaedia, with Copious Additions by Ameri

Library of Universal Knowledge; A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers's Encyclopaedia, with Copious Additions by Ameri

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...and fidelity of the suburban legions of the banlicu. Feeling its power over the citizen king of its own creation, the national guard verged more and more towards republican principles, until, in the critical moments of the reform insurrection of 1848, the guard of the capital deserted from Louis Philippe to the revolutionists, and so put an end to the Orleans dynasty. In the troubles of the spring and summer of 1818, the G. N.--a few legions, subsequently dissolved, excepted--steadfastly supported order, and opposed the socialists. On the election of Louis Napoleon to the presidency, he found it necessary to dissolve the guards in 153 communes; and he reorganized the remainder on a fooling to insure the absence of socialistic views. By an ordiuance of June, 1851, the G. N. was placed nearly on the footing of Louis Philippe's reign; but by a decree of 1852, which held till Sept. 4, 1870, the entire force was dissolved, and reformed oo a more military basis, in certain departments only. During the Franco-Prussian war, the G. N. was divided into sedentary and active battalions. After the defeat of the commune, in 1871, the French national assembly decreed to dissolve the G. N., leaving the prefects of departments to choose the time of executing the decree. At present this body may be considered abolished, as its existence is incompatible with a new law of recruiting. i GARDEN CITY, a village on Long island founded by the late Alexander T. Stewart. It is on Hempstead plains, about 18 m. from New York via the Long Island railway. The land was originally a part of a large, sandy plain, and after its purchase by Mr. Stewart from the village of Hempstead, it was graded, drained, and laid out in a village surrounding an open plaza. There is a first-class...show more

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