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I TO"WM>T "SAIjK. ( BY JOUB SPECIAL COEESSPOWDBNT. 01w readsrs v-,t thai IM do not hold our rsspon ] Mt-Ieijr fTttZftble forresoonaent's opmitffavs, Thk | the-Wimbledon meeting1; this yettr Wo enthusiastic reception awarded J 1, -Y to the Belgian ^emen, who had come all the way from their own country to be present at what they I called our Tir National de Wimbledon." On the ¡ ground, from Lord Elcho, the representative of ¡ the Rifle Association, down to all ranks, they re- ceived a most cordial greeting, so cordial, indeed, that it seems to have astonished as weil .^s. delighted them. Their commandingofficer, in. replying to the noble lord's welcome, said that 1, their object in coming over was not so much to I carry away prises, as to cultivate a friendly feel- i ing with Biitiifli volunteers, to fraternise with the great English nation, and to make closer acquaintance with this country, which is the mother "of liberty, whose institutions had spread and been in every land where freedom I existed itnd was valued. Hearty cheers for our Queen from the' foreigners, and equally hearty I cheers for the of the Belgians^. feom.^orJ volunteers, testified to, the mutual, good fsexing which prevailed. At other, places t&ey have been fated iika'ivise—at' the G uilds U> snd at the Crystal Palace, and at a public dinner, where the Belgian Ambassador, speaking in the name of his Sovereign, Parliament,. and people, returned j thanks for the.magnificent reception" which his countrymen Lad received from all classes in London. -Lord Elcno, in the course of a few remark&fin' which he pointed .out similarities between, the Belgian and English character, observed that iSelgians, like Englishmen,"did not desire any glories, of conquest or any rectifications of frontiers; like them also they deprecated any attempts in:' thisdirection, coiae from what quarter they might;" observations • which called the Belgians to,their feet, and caused them to cheer continuously for some minutes. The pro- ceedings Vlere" ■ Itcgetbei: of a most interesting nature, "and crnnoL. fail to increase the, friendly feeling which already exists, between the two countries. I THINS: if v TTLINT has been termed a nttle enlighten0'! d}«11r>risw" in this country we should Le bdlta.: cIF tV n we are in a great many respects. Here, for example, is SIr John Hay, the new junior Lord ot the Admiralty, declaring that for the last xo r or hve years the number of men who enlist in thp navy h^be^n diminishing at the rate. q £ 2,000 per »■ r, i u, notwithstanding the. increase that has been made in seamen's pay. And yet this difficulty of procuring recruits could easily be 1 remedied by practising a little of the aforesaid en- lightened despotism, for cities swarm with a mui- tude of wretched boys, w.tio. are practically forced by a terrible'destiny to swell the ranks of the criminal population, and., our workhouses are crowded with 'pauper lads, whose future fete, at the best, is dduyMiil enough. Why .should not the I State take possession of 'them, and send them to training schoois, where they could be turned into Salter lads?;' be oiie of the that could happen to It I ,V -I pau/p erism or worse, ¡ and the cast ,fcps$1$country yfoaid be no, more than it is at present, :^3w»g that they are already fed, clothed, and taught either in workhouses or prisons'. The evvriment has been already tried ■;u'Vfin&21 wd^ at the PopW wo-khouae with. the I, ,> gr6at2st succe.V,* and there is an association,: of wUbk Lardl■ Shattesbiiry is president, to effect the sam'e ob'jeet. Why not, ,as has: been suggested, turn j <3feeen#i<Jh Hospital; into a, large training sclioolp. By adopting ^ome ^u^.pltUi as this an almost endless supply of-; sailose' would be famished both, for thertavy and' the- merchant service jj pauperis^ at.d crime- would be diminished, and J larg^'iiiite.'bexs x,l humaii wiifs and strays, instead of being .30. lessor oi a. l/iutnea to society, would be provided with an, .honest and;honourable calling. Me. EARNAliii, the Poof, law Commissioner, has nresented his report 6n ths-condition of the sick S ^abcfi- tioa of pauper nursts, &na; the erection ef-hospi- tals .for the. sicK ■ apart from the workhousss- chtoges -wWch the recent investigations have proved to be -Now. that this question n^y be far advanced tow&c&s & sewtl^fiaexiC, it> is :P,sly justice to remem bar that to Mr. Ernest Haft, of St. Mary's Hospi- tal, Dr. Austin of Westminster Hospital, and Dr: Cdrr, of Blaskhesth (the three commissioners ap- pamted by the editor of; the Lancet), is the credit duevof hiving caiied public, attention to the horribler condition, of the London workhouse in- nrmftripa. 'rItE Jamaica'Commit Itee" are in a fix. Now I that Mr. Buxton has retired from the chairman-, ship, because he condemns their project of having the late Governor of Jamaica tried for the murder of 'Mr. CrSrdon, and that Mis. Gordon herself has declined "to: prosecute, on the ground that her husband would not have approved of anything vindictive, they don't see their way to getting Mr. Eyre indicted for murder at the Old Bailey. As I" Mrs. Gordon. 1:3 the person chiefly interested, and as she declines to interfere, perhaps the committee will come to the not unreasonable conclusion that the matter had better stand a.s it is; most assuredly, if they do not, they will incur all the odium which Mr. Buxton their late chairman, anticipates, and provoke a; triumph for Mr. Eyre which they would not relish. fe report of the Select Committee on theatres and music-halls has been published, and is to the same purport as I mentioned it would be in one o my recent letters. Theatres and music-halls are to be placed on the'same footing. They are to be under the supervision of the Lord Chamberlain with regard toUcensing the buildings and with re- gard to the censorship over the performances. This last provision tfill, in all probability, be un- palatable to some of the music-halls; but it will, if properly earned out, prevent the exhibition of much dreary indecency; of course, I speak of the lower class of j>Meee-i not of the Oxford, JUhambra &c., where, so far as the stage is concerned, there 15 littb to oiieud and much, to please both eye and oal". A. jji>7 drama of considerable, interest, has been brou^t, out at the Princess's. It is called the Huguenot Captain, and is by Mr. Watts Phillips. The coiapis-* v4ry good one, comprising, as it does, Mrs. Stirling,,Mr. Vining,.Mr. George Honey, and to her well known actors. The ballet, cos- tumes, and scenery, are remarkably good; of the last mentioned a view of old Paris iseepecially so. The plot is of the sensational kind, and although the dialogue is in parts stilted, the good acting b and the gorgeous accessories make the Huguenot Captain well worth seeing. j BLIND TOM, a negro boy pianist, and a musical prodigy, who has coated a great sensation through- out the United ^tat$s, has arrived in. England, and will shortly make his appearance in public. IT may be hoped that the fate which has over- taken Mrs. Allen, the lady who falsely accused a gentleman of assaulting her while in a railway [carriage, will put-a check on such charges, which "'■were becoming alarmingly numerous. Five years' penal servitude is by no means too much for such an offence, and the judge who tried the case very properly declined to attend to the jury's Tecom- dation to mercy. THE patience of Cbief Baron Poilocs has been II at length rewarded. It was known, that. that learned and able judge would retire when his party came intooffice in order that his seat might be filled by a Conservative lawyer. Accordingly | he gives place to Sir Eitzroy Kelly, who by his ability and standing at the bar well merits the promotion he has at last obtained. Z.
SUMMARY OF EVENTS. Ic .!
SUMMARY OF EVENTS. I c THE war in Germany is still raging, and the i hope that France could successfully mediate be- N tween Austria and Prussia on the one hand, and 1 Austria and Italy on the other, appears to be out 1 of the question. Victor Emmanuel refuses to t accept Venetia except by conquest, and rapidly < the Austrian soldiers are departing from Venice, < leaving the Italian army an opportunity of ad- ] vancing. Another battle has been fought be- < tween the Prussians and the Austrians, and again the former have been victorious, and their success has enabled the Prussians to advance upon Frank- fort. On receiving intelligence of this the Federal troops evacuated the city, and the Diet removed to Augsburg. Indeed, in all instances the Federal States of Germany, which had promised to support Austria, have cowardly withdrawn from her support when it was needed. Austria has to fight alone; her forces are large and they are also brave, but they lack that needle-rifle, which appears to carry all before it—therefore Prussia conquers and is likely to conquer. The other Powers of Europe are beginning to take alarm; they would not permit Prussia to be the ruling Power of Germany. The Moscow Gazette has an article showing that Russia is far from being an unconcerned spectator of changes that may arise out of the war, and hints that she will not quietly submit to any dominant Power which may be dangerous to the European equilibrium she has not yet abandoned her neutrality, but is arming so as to be ready to meet Prussia, should her despotic desire induce her to take possession of territories which would interfere with the balanco of power in Europe.. England ^.Cts liitL.OJ.-to been entirely neutral, but it is not ualikely tbat site may, join., in. a congress with France and i Eussia to enforce peace, should Prussia persist in I unfair demands. IT appears that Spain is not by any means satis- fied yet with Chili and Peru, and she is preparing a larger fleet to go and punish the inhabitants of I these provinces for boldly supporting their rights. She will find, probably, that liberty is not so easily trampled down,,A dreadful account ;reacnes u» from" Madrid;" in that city there was an insurrec- I tion, and the'1 crown of Spain was in danger. Twenty-one sergeants, it is said, who took part in tt. this: insurrection, were brought, out, 'strongly guarded, and made to listen for two hours to a discourse on the enormity of their crime, a-nd at | last they were ranged m line to be snot.- Tne discharge took place; nearly all the men fe.J. discharge took place; nearly all the men fell. i The firing still went on until two hundred rounds had been shot.: Tij^e special correspondent of a Lon- don paper says "I saw one man raise himself three times and fall again on his knees, with his arms ex- tended in a direction from which a piercing voice was heard. to shriek 'Federico-Federico!' The soldiers then approached the corpses, turned some of them over with their feet, and, still perceiving sifns of life in some of them, discharged a last I shot point-blank." All was then over; 'the bodies were thrown upon tumbrils, and the regiments filed off, some to an air from Norma, and some to one fr™r Thirty more, said, this cor- respondent, were to be shot in a few days. The j Spaniards are Christians, of course, but their con- duct does not appear very Christian-like. We do not say the traitor should not be put to death, but in a civilised country he surely should be killed with some attention to decency, even if humanity is to have no place in the arrangements. A GREAT noise was made s'ome time ago con- cerning the Moldo- vV allachians, because ohey had elected a king to rule over them who was a Buseian 1 prince without consulting the Turkish authori- I' ties, and this was contrary to treaty. It was thought that the Sublime Porte would punish the bold inhabitants of these provinces for their daring, and scon we heard of troops advancing in that direction; but the latest news informs us that Prince Charles of Hohenzollern is to be acknowledged by the Porte. This was a bitter pill, doubtless, for the Sultan to swallow; but it appears that his Majesty is poor, and the new hospodar is to be saddled with a double tribute. Even Imperial pride and political prejudice are subjected to commercial tests in our day; and those who will notfi-ght for their convictions will > make a sacrifice of them for an adequate pecuniary i compensation. WE have nothing much to record in politics. All the- members of the new Administration in the Commons have been re-elected except Mr. Patten, I the Lord Advocate for Scotland, who has been [ thrown out for Bridgewater. An attempt was 3 made on Monday evening to draw out Mr. Disraeli, and induce him to lay before the House the line of 3 policy he meant to adopt; but, beyond assuring I members of the willingness of Government to lep-islate for the welfare of Ireland, their endeavour I to° find employment for the people, and stop the current of emigration, nothing else was elicited. I One mode of giving employment to. the Irish 1 t would, said the Chancellor of the Exchequer, be )y making railways throughout the country, for ivhich he should have to ask Parliament for a. oan. GENERAL PEEL, the new Minister for War, has ■xercised a very decidei opinion on the superiority. of breech-loaders over.muzzle-loaders, and says that the worst of the former is much more efficient g than the best of the latter description, and his g first act in taking office was to order the number of breech-loaders about beinr supplied to the army c to be increased frOm 40,00*, as ordered by the Marquis of Hartington, tc 200,000, which, he hoped, would be in the handsof our soldiers before g the close of the present yeat The breech-loader t *til, therefbre; in a short tiae take the place of old Brown Bess and her.maiy successors. Eng- land, of course, cannot be an nclifferent spectator ] to what is going on elsewhre; and though we ( may not be called upon to intrfera in the warfare £ around us, we shall, if we att wise, profit by the < experience more dearly bough by other countries. ) IT is sad we should have occasion to notice so many accidents and casialties which arise t out of carelessness, or rant of ordinary forethought and we have ;o refer to a case in which there was evidently much gross and culpable neglect on the part of one or other of the parties concerned—we nean the collision which took place in the Chanxel between one of her Majesty's screw sloops, thj Amazon, and the Osprey, an iron screw steamship belonging to the Cork Steam Shipping Company. The two ships I ran into each other about one o'jloek in the morn- t ing; both were steaming at full speed; the night was clear; each, it is said, shoved the regulation lights, and each sav the other for a quarter of an. hour before they st;uck, and yet each went on full tilt against the oher, and struck in the wide Channel. The merchantman was so cut and crushed below thE water-line that her engine- room was at once fooded, and her passengers and crew had barely tme to get into a boat, or to clamber on board the Amazon. In five minutes from the time of tls collision she went down, and, catching her boat as she sank, capsized it, and several of those wb) had sought shelter in it were drowned. It happsied to be a clear, calm night, otherwise many mce lives would have been lost. An inquiry into tb affair is being instituted in Parliament, both a: to the nature of the accident and the efficiency 0: battering rams for the naval seivice, seeing the sudden effect the blow of the sloop had upon themerchantman. A TALE of murder and felonious suicide reaches us from Brighton. Dr. Warder's third wife died under very suspicions circumstances; an inquiry into the cause of blr death had commenced, and was adjourned for iurther scientific evidence as to the contents of tie stomach, but before the re- assembling of the jury Dr. Warder was found dead, his death having been caused by a large quantity of prussic acid. A jury which inquired into the cause of his death, after hearing evidence, brought in a verdict of felo de se, and the wretched man was interred at midnight, according to cus- tom, without the ries of Church burial. A VEEY salutary, example has been made of a ,ela/Jy" wlio, eince, feloniously charged a gentleman, who was travelling in the same carriage with ler on the London and North Western Railway, wth repeated criminal attempts upon her. The jurj found her guilty of perjury, and the Recorder disregarding a recommendation to mercy, sentenced the prisoner to five years' I penal servitude. Tbre are no doubt occasionally some ill-conditioned ruffians whose conduct to unprotected females merits the severest punish- ment; but while wf would not spare the lash to such a class of offencers, we are not the less grati- Red to see the law boldly administered in the interest of the unprcected male. Ops. read ers will larn with satisfaction that up to. the present timeall has gone on well with the Atlantic telegraph epedition. The splice of the il cable has beea succesfally made, and the paying out has continued atisfactorily for some days, and we hope to heaievery day of the progress of I. the great work, unil its final and successful accomplishment.
MANIFESTO OF THE EMPEROR OF…
MANIFESTO OF THE EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA TO 1HE HUNGARIANS. The following Royal lanifoato has juat been issued at Pesth:— To the faithful peples of my kingdom of Hun- gary. The hand of Province weighs heavily upon us. In the conflict into wloh I have been drawn, not voluntarily but throng] the force of circumstances, every human calculatia has been frustrated, save only the confidence I laced in the heroic bravery of my valiant army, The more grievous are the heavy losses by which the ranks of those brave men have 'beer smitten, and my paternal heart feels the bittmess of that grief with, all the. families affected To put an end to the un- equal contest, to gair time and opportunity to fill up the voids occasioed by the campaign, ana no conosntrate my forces aainat the hostile troops occu- pying the northern portm of my empire, I have con- sented, with great sacjfioe, to negotiations for the conclusion of an armiatie. "I now turn conSdeiiy to the faithful peoples of my kingdom of Ilan gay, and to that readiness to make sacrifices so reputedly displayed in arduous times. i r The united exerfcion&f my entire empire must be set in motion, that thejonolusion of the wished-for peace may be secured upn fair conditions. It is my profound bdef that the warlike sons of Hungary, actuated by tb feeling of hereditary fidelity, will voluntarily hasten uder my banners to the assist- ance of their kindred, ad for the protection of their country, also immediate! threatened by the events of the war. Rally, therefore, in'orce to the defence of the invaded empire; be woihy sons of your valiant fore- fathers, whose heroic deet; gained never-fading wreaths of laurel for the glory ofjhe Hungarian name. "Vienna, July 7, 1866' "FRANCIS JOSEPH. .— ,;t
JVHATWILL BECOME OF A US TR…
JVHATWILL BECOME OF A US TR iA P The Times military )rrespondent, writing from the head-quarters of thouisfcrian army, says: The army of the North has hrown its whole energy into one blow and failed. Stressful in Italy, contrary to all exoaciations, Austria as failed in Germany; what now remains ? Will Friice support the Italians, and Eussia strike a blow for tnaervatism ? Nothing more is possible here but to draw back the shattered remnants of a groat armjtnd strive to hold a position at Briinn or Olmutz, otfall back on Vienna. It ia probable that you, sitti^ at home in England, may know more about the fuire than we, who are at tho seat e £ war, can possib- determine. Silence ia no longer forced upon us. )t what ia left to say ? If even part of what is whioered in this time of depres- sion be true, Austria's fte ia now in foreign hands, I and our bast course is' to iturn to Vienna, where clone we csln make stirs of a-p<fc, and decide there on what is best to be done in ord- to enable us to follow the operations of this army.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. II.'
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. II THE ETJBOPfAN AVAR. I- BERLIN, JULY 16. M. Benedetti, the Frenoh Ambassador, and the Count do Barral, Italian Minister at Berlin, have I accompanied the King to the Prussian head-quarters at Brunn. Negotiations are in progress for a truce of three days, and not for an armistice. m, ffiMo, ■; i„ BERLIN, JULT' 136. The omoial of to-d^y says:—- The assertions of various newspapers that Prussia has demanded the cession of Bohemia and Moravia as a condition of peace are entirely unfounded. A glance at the map shows that the possession of these countries by-Prnssia. would got be.: a source bf strength but of weakness. National interests also would render such an acquisition undesirable. The aim of the policy of Prussia is directed towards the establishment of a new Confederation and the convocation of a German Par- liament. Connection with countries only in part appertaining to German nationality would place obstacles in the way of the assembly of the Parlia- ment." T, FLORENCE, JULY 18. it is behaved that the Government will send spocwi commissioners into each of the Venetian province COLOGNE, JULY 15. con^ p^ok place yesterday between the Prus- f neftr Aschaffanberg, in which the f0Ter r victorious. Aschaffenberg is m aame3 and the A^ria Bavaria0 and Darmstadt forces are retreatmg. pruagia^ ar0 marohi <= £ wounded It is.expected that in tha event J-4- Federal Diet being removed to of representatives to the Germanic foreign also proceed to that city. 'tion Wlil FRANKFORT- ON-THE-Ma. JULY 14, EVENING. The Federal troops have evacuated this city, an the seat of the Diet has been removed to Augsburg. That body in notifying to the Frankfort Senate its in- tention of removing to Augsburg, states that this step was necessitated by the ill-success of the Federal forces. It also expressed its acknowledgments of the i fidelity of Frankfort to the Confederation, and hopec that the proposed German Parliament would assemble in this city. BRUNN, JULY 13. Eleven Prussian regiments entered this town yes- terday and to-day without opposition. The inhabi- tants maintained a tranquil attitude, and furnished supplies to the troops as far as they were able. The King of Prussia has just arrived here, and thefhead- quarters have been established at the residence of the governor. His Majesty was received by the Bishop of Brunn, Count Schaffgalsch, the burgomaster, and the authorities, who urged the king to spare the city, and treat the inhabitants with lenity. His Majesty replied in nearly the following terms:—" I am not here of my free choice or free will, but because the Emperor of Austria has forced me into war. I do not therefore make war against the peaceful subjects, but against the army of the Emperor. Up to the present I have been victorious, and the valour of my army in- spires me with confidence in our further success. I have been obliged to lead hither an unusually large army. It is very possible that in isolated cases the inhabitants may have cause for complaint, but this will be avoided by their readily supplying my brave troops with the necessaries of life." His Majesty has given a reception to Prince Frederick Charles, and all the Prussian generals in Brunn. 45,000 Prussian troops have been quartered upon the inhabitants, who have received them m a friendly manner. The Austrian authorities have left, taking with them the funds belonging to Government. The commander of the town, Major-General Lsngfifeld, has appointed Dr. Stieber director of police, and the latter has re-established the civil administration which had been temporarily interrupted. lulau is stated to be already in the possession of the Pruseiaae, who have commenoed marching upon Zndym. FLORENCE, JULY 12. Dispatches received here from the seat of war in Venetia state that the Austrians appear disposed to give battle to the Italians upon their attempting to cross the Adige. The Prussian Government has complimented Italy upon the operations of General Cialdini, as forming part of the plan of co-operation of the armies of the two Powers. TOULON, JULY 11, EVENING. The French ironclad frigate Provence, and the cor- vette Eclarieur, have left suddenly for Venice. The remainder of the squadron ia still taking in pro- visions. BERLIN, JULY 10. The total number of guns captured by the Prussians at the battle of Sadowa and up to the present time is 180. They have also recently captured 400 wagon leads of munitions of war. The official Staatsaraeiger of to-day says :_cc We are authorised to declare that during the recent fight- ing in Bohemia not a single Prussian gun has been captured by the enemy. If, therefore, a piece of Prus- sian artillery has recently been drawn through the streets of Vienna, it can only be the field piece pre- sented to the Emperor by the King of Prussia at the time of their alliance." PARIS, JULY 10.. The Patrie of this evening expects that the armi- stice will be accepted to-day, and adds that the term of its duration will probably be one month. Prince von Reuss has been received by the Emperor. Prince Napoleon had a long interview with his Majesty this morning. The France of this evening states that Prince Napoleon is about to leave for Verona, where his highness will receive from the Austrian authori- ties the preliminary document ceding Venetia to France. FLORENCE, JULY 10, EVENING. The Florence journals of this evening announce that the Prussian Government has officially declared to the Italian cabinet that Italy cannot accept an armistice which, being based upon the cession of Venetia, would be tantamount to a separately concluded peace, and would disengage, to the detriment of Prussia and to the advantage of Austria, the 150,000 men stationed in Venetia. FIGHTING BEFORE OLMUTZ. PRUSSIAN HEAD-QUARTERS, BRUNN, JULY 16. A successful engagement took place yesterday be- fore Olmutz between the Prussians, under the Crown Prince, and the Austrians and Saxons. The Prussians captured six guns. Other engagements are expeeted to take place to-morrow between the first Prussian army corps and the Austrian.forces now withdrawing from Olmutz. < General Benedek, who has been relieved from his functions as commander-in-chief of the Northern army, remains commander of an army corps. An attache of M. Benedetti, the French ambassador at Berlin, left here on the 14th for Vienna. The railway between Prague and Brunn is being employed for military transport. THE DEFENCE OF VIENNA. VIENNA, JULY 11. At the sitting of the Municipal Council held yester. day, the Burgomaster, Dr. Zelinka, made the following statement: — E.M. the Emperor has to-day addressed a mani- festo to his peoples. As many have supposed from the tenor of that document, that Vienna was to form a point of defence, I considered it my duty to request his Majesty to grant me, with the two Vice-Burgo- masters, an audience. His Majesty deigned to receive the prayer we addressed to him, that Vienna might not be exposed to the dangers of war. We further ex- pressed the urgent.,desire that, in view of a hostile occupation, measures might be taken with rsga-rd to the political situation, so aa to reassure and eatisty the public mind. His Majesty deigned to reply: 'The city of Vien will not form the object of defence. It is my n*™ tan the nasaaee of the river. A" "a y Jn 1 wJ to tftkn this step, even supposing it should prove w in nrdli to obviate the reproach that Austria, to'whom tha fortune of arms has been ad- verse has suddenly abandoned aU hope, and permitted the enemy to.pass the Danube" (ciiears). | 4< His Majesty furcaer aeignea to add taat the antno- I ritias, the police, and ths iwiaEancy, wore to con- tinue their functions, and. that he kiiL's elf W, ouid'-pe, vere to the end. His Majesty also ordered that the • words I have the honour to communicate should be brought by proclamation to the knowledge of the city of Vienna." Dr. Mazerhofer, vice-president, then said- I am authorised to state that hia>Majesty ti4a graciously deigned, with reference to^the politroaL question, to lay especial stress upon the fast that, in S'j1C0 kjs promise, home questions shall be o m conformity with the wishes of the people as cheers)3 eign <laestions are arranged" (prolonged PROGRESS OF THE ARMISTICE NEGOTIA- TIONS. mi „ T j -i PARIS, JULY 11. The Journal des Dibats of to-day say a :—" We have reason to believe that Prussia persists in excluding Austria from the Germanio Confederation, and main- tarns her project of Federal reform. She also demands the incorporation of Electoral Hesse, Saxony, Han- over, and the Elbe Duchies with Prussia." The Moniteur de Soir-says The belligerent Powers iiave acoepted in mimiple.. the mediation oflerea by the Empeoror Napoleon. The French Government is making every effort in favour of the conclusion of an armistice, which by preventing farther bloodshed would allow of negotiations being opened for the restoration of peace." FLORENCE, JULY 11, EVENING. The court of Berlin has declared to the Italian cabinet that. an armistice on the basis of the cession of yenetia is inadmissible. The Italian Government in its reply is said to have announoed its resolution to continue offensive operations against the Austrian empire without relaxation, in conformity with the engagements mutually entered into by Prussia and Italy, until both these Powers shall have obtained from Austria satisfactory terms for the conclusion of peace. XUMOURED ARMED MEDIATION OF NAPO- LEON. M, VIENNA, JULY 10 (EVENING). Ihe Abend,post (evening edition of the official Wiener 6eunng) says The Emperor of the French has taken fresh steps arm energetic character to effect the conclusion of an "The. General "bench fleet is on its way to Venice, and ordered to ocof, the French Commissioner, has 'been sent to the PruVenetia. General Froissart has been armed mediation ot -hoad-quartera to announce the It is the pronouncRmperor of the French. French that Austria shouill of the Emperor of the position as a great Power. be weakened in her The Army of the South is and has commenced the march nortli\v-,Kng. "Venetia PARIte," The Moniteur of this morning contains nw 11. nication relative to the armistice. ~,u_ ADVANCE OF GENERAL CIALDINI, FERRARA, JULY 11. General Cialdini is marching upon Rovigo with an army of more than 100,000 men and 200 guns. The Austrians have evacuated the whole territory between the Mincio and the Adige. The greater part of the Austrian forces are stationed at Padua. Lass im- portant concentrations of troops have been made at Bardolini, Caprine, and Monte Baldo. There are very few at Peschiera and Verona. The destruction of the forts at Rovigo appears to confirm the persistent rumours of the departure, partly accomplished and partly projected, of the Austrian troops for the interior of Austria. THE PRUSSIAN DEMANDS. PARIS, JULY 11. The Journal des Debats of to-day says:- "We have reason to believe that Prussia persists in excluding Austria from the Germanic Confederation, and maintains her project of Federal reform. She also demands the incorporation: of Electoral Hesse, Saxony, Hanover, and the Elbe Duchies with Prussia." APPOINTMENT OF ARCHDUKE ALBRECHT AS AUSTRIAN COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. VIENNA, JULY 12. The Archduke Albrecht has been appointed Com- mander-ia- Chief, and Lieutenant Field- Marshal Baron' John, Chief of the General Staff of the whole Austrian armies now in the field. FRANCE. TOULON, JULY 10. The iron-clad squadron has re-entered this port. Orders have been received to arm two more vessels, and to fit out the transport Tarn. PARIS, JULY 12. The Patrie of this evening announces that the Frenoh squadron will leave Toulon to-morrow for the Adriatic. The same journal states that the Prussian proposals relative to the conclusion of an armistice are not yet definitively drawn up, but that sufficient is known ef their general tenor to show that they are more moderate than certain journals have asserted, and that there ia a good chance of their being acoepted. The Pays declares the intelligence published yesterday by the Prance relative to the conditions drawn up by Prussia as a basis for peace to be a pure invention.
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,5 .!¡d AMERICA. NEW YORK, JULY 5. A bill has been introduced in the House of Repre- sentatives, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, authorising the establishment of territorial governments in British American provinces, and the assumption of their debts, with payment of 10 million dollars to the Hudson's Bay Company whenever the governments of Great Britain and of those provinces shall apply for the admission of the said provinces into the union. The resolution offered in the House on the 4th of Juno in favour of according belligerent rights to the Fenians was called up and rejected. The North Carolina Legislature has rescinded the Act excluding negro testimony in the courts in cases wherein negroes are interested. Great lawlessness prevails in the neighbourhood of Meriden, Granada, Mississippi. Bsrnds of desperadoes are perpetrating great outrages upon the freedmen, and have murdered several officers. A dreadful fire has occurred at Portland, burning nearly half the city, and rendering 2,000 families home- I less. The fire has destroyed property to the value of 10,000,000 dols. NEW YORK, JULY 3. The Tariff Bill, upon which Congress has been busy for several weeks, is nearly ready to be put to vote; and its passage, though not by a two-thirds vote, is generally expected. The bill as being framed imposes, for the benefit of the Now England and Pennsylvania manufacturing interests principally, a prohibitory duty upon most articles of foreign manufacture com- peting with American industry. The amendments and alterations of the bill have been so numerous that it would be impossible to give a correct synopsis of it The Western press complains strongly of the proposed tariff, as a gross injustice to the agricultural popula- tion of the country. It ia expected that, when passed, the bill will be vetoed by President Johnson, and the veto sustained by Congress. In view of this proba- bility certain modifications have been suggested already by the high tariff advocates- Senator James H. Lane, of Kansas, committed suicide on Sunday last by shooting himself through the head. Nervous derangement caused by recent illness and the fears of a threatened attack of paralysis are assigned as the cause of the act, though a correspondent of the Tribune alleges that Mr. Lane killed himself in consequence ot remorse for having supported the President in violation of the wishes of his constituents, who manifested their displeasure by slighting him on his return to Kansas. Mr. Lane waa conspicuous during the early days of Kansas, when he was familiarly known as Jim Lane. He participated in most of the scenes of violence during the border warfare. Ho was a Radical of the ultra type until lately, when he on several occasions sustained the President s policy. -+--
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