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dforrign EnteUigtttre. PORTUGAL.âAccounts from Lisbon to the 9th inst.» announce a rare piece of intelligence. The Portuguese Government has at last shown some honesty in their en- gagements to putting down the slave trade. Official intelligence had been received from Benzuela that a successful effort had been made by the Portuguese navy, on the coast of Africa, by which three different slaving expeditions had been defeated at the same period, two prizes made, and a third ship destroyed. The prepara- tions throughout Portugal for the elections were going on with great activity, and it was confidently anticipated by the Government that they would have a large majority. No decision had been come to by Ministers respecting the projected railways. SPAIN.âMadrid journals of the 8th have been re- ceived. Sixty of the Royal Halberdiers had left the capital for Vittoria. The Prince Francesco de Paula was about to proceed to St. Sebastian, and it was understood that four of the Ministers would join the Court at Sara- gossa, and then accompany her Majesty to the Basque provinces. According to accounts from Barcelona, Ge- neral Concha left that place on the 8th with 2,000 men and IS pieces of artillery, for Sobadell, which he attacked, killing 25 of the insurgents, and taking a great many prisoners. The next morning he entered Tarrossa. Owing to the vigorous measures adopted by the General, it was believed the resistance to the conscription would soon be put down. The Tiempo, a Madrid journal, publishes a protest against the abdication of Don Carlos, signed by 58 Spanish Royalists, The document is dated Paris, the 3d June. The Eco del Commercio had been seized by the police. THE FRENCH IN ALGERIA.-The Akhbar of Algiers, of the 5th, has the following from Orleansville â "There has just occurred in the Dahara one of those terrible events which deeply afflict those who witness them, even when convinced of their frightful necessity, and when they are justified in declaring that everything possible was done to prevent the catastrophe. It is known that the corps commanded by Colonels Pelissier, St. Arnaud, and de l' Admirault have been carrying on combined operations in the west. Colonel Pelissier was busy in pursuing the Ouled Riahs, who have never yet submitted, as they live in immense caverns where it would be madness for the troops to enter. On the 18th of June, finding themselves closely pursued, the Ouled Riahs flew to their usual place of refuge. After having surrounded the caverns, some faggots were lighted and thrown by the French troops before the entrance. After this demonstration, which was made to convince the Arabs that the French had the power, if they pleased, of suffocating them in their hiding-place, the colonel threw in letters offering to them life and liberty if they would sur- render their arms and their horses. At first they refused, but subsequently they replied that they would consent if the French troops would withdraw. This condition was considered inadmissible, and more burning faggots were thrown. A great tumult now arose, and it was known afterwards that it arose from a discussion as to whether there should be a surrender or not. The party opposed to a surrender carried their point, and a few of the minority made their escape. Colonel Pelissier, wishing to spare the lives of those who remained in the cavern, sent some Arabs to them to exhort them to sur- render. They refused, and some women, who did not partake of the savage fanaticism of the majority, at- tempted to fly, but their husbands and relations fired upon them to prevent their escape from the martyrdom which they had themselves resolved to suffer. This state of things continued till the night of the 19th, when, losing all patience, & no longer having a hope of otherwise subduing these fanatics, who formed a perpetual nucleus of revolt in the country, the fire was renewed and ren- dered intense. 500 dead bodies have been found. AMERICAN NEWS.âARRIVAL OF THE CALEDONIA.â LIVERPOOL, MONDAY.âThe steam-ship Caledonia, Cap- tain Lott, arrived here this morning, bringing New York papers to the 1st inst., being nine days later intelli- gence than previously received. The Caledonia made the passage under ten days from Halifax. The Caledonia met the Acadia, which left Liverpool on the 19th of June, about midway between Halifax and Boston. It would appear from these papers, that the appointment of Mr. M'Lane, as ambassador to England, is approved of by all parties. Heisspokenfavourably of as an honest and clever man, and one unconnected with any political party. The appointment has special reference to the adjustment of the Oregon question. It will be found, when the facts are clearly stated, that the discussion of this affair at Washington has reached a point which renders it desirable to have a particular proposition sub- mitted to the British Government, and Mr. M'Lane takes the mission on this ground. This matter is subject to much controversy in the American papers. The Government paper says :â" We congratulate the country on the appointment of Louis M'Lane as Envoy Extra- ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to London. He has been invited to the public service without the slightest solicitation on his part. This able and experienced gen- tleman accepts the office of Minister at the most distinguished court in the world at one of the most eventful crises which could occur in the relations between the two countries, and when the most important interests of his own nation are involved in the issue. He carries with him to the Court of St. James's great talents, extended experience, particularly at that court, where he formeily represented the interests of the United States with great distinction. Prudent, firm, and saga- cious, he will assert and maintain the rights of his own country, without violating the respect which is due to the British Government. He is orthodox on the great questions which now divide the country, and in none more so than on the important questions of Texas and uregon. Mr. M .Lane is expected to arrive in Liver- pool by the next homeward mail-steamer. The only item of much interest in the papers of this arrival, is the proclamation of President Anson Jones, of Texas, an- nouncing officially the proposition of Mexico to treat unconditionally as to the independence of Texas, and ordering a cessation of hostilities in consequence.

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