Excerpt from Annual Summaries, Vol. 2: Reprinted From the Times; 1876-1892 The year which will close to-morrow has, with one great exception, been comparatively uneventful, and the absorbing interest of the Eastern Question has thrown still further into the shade transactions which in ordinary times would have attracted attention. Perhaps few politicians can remember without an effort that one obstinate civil war has finally been terminated within the current year. By a curious series of contingencies decisive changes in Spanish affairs have for some time past annually occurred in the course of the winter. At the beginning of 1875, Martinez Campos, by a military demonstration, restored the monarchy under the youthful son of Isabella II. The whole nation acquiesced in the accession of King Alfonso, and his Government wisely devoted its principal care to preparations for the suppression of the Carlist revolt. Marshal Serra and his colleagues had previously done much to increase the strength and complete the organisation of the army; and before the end of the year the largest force which has in modern times been kwn in Spain was ready for action. Early in February the generals commenced the operations which had been already arranged. The King, with General Quesada as chief of the staff, assumed the minal command. Martinez Campos watched the French frontier, while Moriones and Loma moved from the West, and the main army advanced from the South. Tolosa and Estella, which had long been the citadel and centre of the Carlist defence, fell with little resistance, and in the last days of February the Pretender finally abandoned the struggle by crossing the border into France. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.