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THE CONTINENTAL WAR. THE PROPOSED ARMISTICE. VIENNA, SATURDAY. The Presse of to-day says The proposed mediation of the Emperor of the French is, for the present at least, at an end, and Austria must henceforth trust to her own strength and resources. She is resolved not to hesitate before the most strenuous exertions in order to maintain her position as a great European Power.' BIVHNN, FRIDAY. Eleven Prussian regiments entered this town yester- day and to-day without opposition. The inhabitants maintained a tranquil attitude, and furnished supplies to the troops as far as they were able. BRUNN, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The King of Prussia has just arrived here, and tae head-quarters have been established at the residence of the governor. His Majesty was received by the Bishop of Brunn, Count Sehaffgalsoh, 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 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 sub- jects, but against the army of the Emperor. Up to the present 1 have been victorious, and the valour of my army inspires 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 in- habitants 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. BRUNN, FRIDAY EVENING. 45,000 Prussian troops have been quartered upon the inhabitants, who have received them in a friendly manner. The Austrian authorities have left, taking with them the funds belonging to the Government. The Commander of tt.e Town, Major General Lengs- feld, has appointed Dr. Stieber Director of Police, and the latter has re-established the civil administration, which had been temporarily interrupted. Iglau is stated to be already in the possession of the Prussians, who have commenced marching upon Zndym. BATTLE BETWEEN THE PRUSSIANS AND FEDERALS. COLOGNE, SUNDAY. A sanguinary conflict took place yesterday between the Prussians and Federals near Aschaffenburg, in which the former were completely victorious. Aschaffen- burg is in flames, and the Austrian, Bavarian and Darmstadt forces are retreating. The Prussians are marching upon Frankfort, and the first convoy of wounded arrived there at six p.m. yesterday. FRANKFORT. SATURDAY EVENING, The Federal troops have evacuated this city, and the seat of the Diet has been removed to Augsburg. That body, in notifying to the Frankfort Senate its intention of removing to Augsburg, stated that this step was necessitated by the ill-success of the Federal forces. It also expressed its acknowledgment cf the fidelity of Frankfort to the Confederation, and hoped that the proposed German Parliament would assemble in this City. RUSSIA AND THE WAR IN EUROPE. Moscow, FRIDAY, The Moscow Gazette, of to-day, publishes an article, which concludes as follows 1 Russia does not desire any change in the present state of tkiings in Europe. If Austria and Prussia will render themselves the tools of France, Russia can no longer depend upon them as heretofore. Venetia without Rome constitutes no pro- gress for Italy. The submission of Austria to France is not advantageous but dangerous to the European equilibrium. Tne supremacy of Prussia in Northern Germany narrows Russia in the Baltic. Russia's love for peace does not sanction efforts to attain supreme power. England's interest may make her seek an alliance with France and Austria in the Eastern ques- tion, but the dictatorship of France in Italy and Ger- many cannot meet with her support.' LEMBERG, FRIDAY EVENING. The Gazette Narodowa of this town announces that all soldiers on furlough in Russia have been called in, and says:— Every day military trains start from Warsaw to the frontiers of Silesia and Galicia. Russian troops are marching from Podolia to Bes- sarabia.' ST. PETERSBURGH, SATURDAY. An aide de camp of the King of Prussia has arrived here with an autograph letter for the Czar. In diplomatic circles it is declared that Russia has no present intention of abandoning her policy of neutrality, and that only in case of the active intervention of a foreign Power in the German conflict would she make declarations and take up an attitude corresponding with her .interests. The Russian journals have full liberty in the expres- sion of their opinions with regard to the present conflict, but the existence of any semi-official influence in the Russian press is officially denied. The Moscow Gazette, organ of the Old Russian party, expresses entire sympathy with the Italian cause, and is in favour of the annexation of Rome to Italy. ADVANCE OF THE PRUSSIAN ARMY TOWARDS VIENNA. BERLIN, SATURDAY. The Prussians are within twenty miles of Vienna; their bead-quarters are at Brunn. The second army has reached Znaim. CONJUGAL FONDNESS.—After her husband expired, Joanna of Castile continued to watch the dead body with the same tenderness and attention as if it had been alive, and though at last she permitted it to be buried, she soon removed it from the tomb to her own apartment. There it was laid upon a bed of stare, in a splendid dress; and having heard from some monk a legendary tale of a king who revived, after he bad been dead fourteen years, she kept her eyes almost constantly fixed upon the body, waiting for the happy moment of its return to life. Nor was this capricious affection for her dead husband less tinctured with jealousy than that which she had borne to him when alive. She did not permit any of her female attendants to approach the bed; she would not suffer any woman who did not belong to her family to enter the apartment; and rather than grant that privilege to a midwife, though a very aged one bad been chosen for the purpose, she bore the Princess Catherine, without any other assistance than that of her own domestics. — Robertson's History of Charles the Fifth. WHY SWEAR ? Some time since we directed attention to this useless and bad practice, and we have reason to believe that our observations received a considerable degree of attention, and were, at the time, at any rate, attended with good in many workshops. But evil habits are difficult of cure, especially in those who have been accustomed to particular practices. We have, however, a hope, from certain indications, that the foul habit of using language which in no instance gives increased expression to speech, but which is often a means of causing thoughtful people to shudder, will, as education progresses, be abandoned altogether, among the classes by whom it is used. Swearing and the use of improper language are forbidden in the friendly and social so- cieties of workmen a fine is enforced and a man on whom it is necessary to impose it is little thought of by the majority of those who are members of such com- munities. Why, then, should practices which in this way are condemned by the almost unanimous- voice of the very best portion of the working classes be tolerated in the great workshops, in the manufactories, and in place3 where important works are in progress? We do hope that efforts will be made to get rid of the habit to which we have now somewhat unwillingly directed at. tention— Builder, AMERICA. 1 NEW YORK, July 3 (Evening).-A bill has been in- roduced iu the House of Representatives 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 ten million dollars to the Hudson Bay Company whenever the Governments of Great Britain and of those provinces shall apply for the admission of :he said provinces into the Union. The resolution offered in the House on the 4th of! June, 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. Bands of desperadoes are perpetrating great outrages upen the freedmen, and have murdered several officers. NEW YORK, July 5.-Tbe Democratic and Conserva- tive members of Congress have issued a call for a National Convention, to be held at Philadelphia on the 14th August, in order to determine the course of action to be taken by Congress, and secure the complete and imme- diate extension of the Union. Colonel Scott, commanding the forces in South Carolina, reports a great increase of crime and vagrancy among the freedmen, and that they show complete dis- regard to their labour contracts. A dreadful fire has occurred at Portland, burning nearly half the city, and rendering 2,000 families home- less. The fire has destroyed property to the value of 10,000,000 dollars. The Fenian Senate has issued an address urging the Fenians to continue their labours with vigour and per- severance. DEATHS THROUGH SUNSTROKE.—Two deaths through sunstroke occurred on Thursday and Friday last, near Nottingham. A labouring man named Eyre. aged 60, was tusking hay in a field at Codnor on Thursday, when he was observed to fall, and died almost immediately. On Friday afternoon a man named Smith, while at work in the havfield at Calverton, was sunstruck. He was conveyed home instantly, but died the same evening. MARRIAGE WITH: A CONDITION.—At one of the parish shurches, the other day, a young woman of the humbler classes was married, to a young man in the same sphere of life. The priest had gone through the conjungo, and was making a few appropriate remarks, exhorting the young couple to mutual affection and fidelity. After he had finished, the bride, whose turn it was, briefly said, Monsieur le Cure, if my husband conduct himself as he ought to do, I promise that my conduct towards him shall be irreproachable but if he do not, why I will not bind myself to observe anything you have said.' MELANCHOLY EVENT IN A CLERGYMAN'S FAMILY.— On Thursday afternoon last the Rev Francis Morse, vicar of St Mary's, Nottingham, and his wife and family, accompanied the choir to Ratcliffe-on-Trent, where they were having their annual treat. After a pleasant even- ing's entertainment they reached home about ten o'clock: at night, and as the young people had become somewhat everhented, Mrs Morse ordered them to have a warm bath. One of the servants had carried some hot water upstairs in a pan. Before the bath could be prepared Master Wilfred Hanbury Morse, a fine little fellow of four years old, wbo was ready to take his firet turn, accidentally slipped into the pan of boiling water, and though he was instantly lifted out, he was fearfully scalded. The usual remedies were applied, but after a night of intense suffering he died on Friday morning. CURIOUS MATRIMONIAL COMPLICATIONS.—The Queen's eldest son-the Prince of Wales-is married to a daughter of the King of Denmark, who has been deprived of a large portion of his territories by the King of Prussia, father of the husband of the Queen's eldest daughter; and this mutilation of Denmark was effected nominally in the interest of the Duke Augustenberg, whose younger brother, Prince Christian, has married to the Queen's third daughter, the Princess Helena. Second, The Queen's first cousin, the King of Hanover, has just been deprived of his kingdom by the same King of Prussia, in whose army the Queen's son-in-law, the Prince of Prussia is a commanding officer. Third, Prince Alexander, of Hesse, who commands the Federal army raised to oppose the King of Prussia is brother to Prince Louis, the bus- band of Princess Alice, the Queen's second daughter. Fourth, The Dnke of SaxeCoburg-Gotlia, Prince Albert's brother, and brother-in-law to the Queen, holds command in the King of Prussia's army now invading Hanover- which kingdom, by the way, until the accession of her Majesty, formed part of the territory of the Kings of England. And lastly, Prince Teck, recently married to the Queen's first cousin, the Princess Mary of Cambridge, holds a commission in the army of the Emperor of Austria and may at any time have to leave his bride for the seat of war, to fight the King of Prussia, who has the Queen's son-in-law and the Queen's brother-in-law both officers in his army. THE CATTLE PLAGUE.-The return published on Saturday shows a slight interruption of the progressive decrease in the number of attacks of cattle plague which has of late been observed. During the week ended July 7 the number of attacks officially reported in Great Britain was 313; viz., 307 in England, 5 in Wales, and 1 in Scotland. The number, viz, 313, shows an in- crease of 53 on the previous return. Correcting the total, by adding an estimate of attacks commencing during the week, but [which may be subsequently re- ported, the number for the week will be 353. The following 22 counties have from the commencement remained tree from the disease, viz., Westmorland, Monmouth, the six counties of South Wales, Mont- gomery, Merioneth, Carnarvon, Anglesey, Wigtown, Bute, Argyll, Banff, Elgin, Nairn, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland, Caithness, and Orkney and Shetland. In 66 counties and 1 riding of Yorkshire no cases have been reported as occurring during the week. II counties, 2 ridings of Yorkshire, and I the metropolis show an in erease of 86 cases; and 9 counties and 1 riding of Yorkshire show a decrease of 33 cases. In the aggregate more than 50 (50-3) in every 1,000 of the ordinary stock of cattle in Great Britain hava been attacked, and to every 1,000 attacks, whose results have been reported, 861 animals perished. Up to the date of this return 5,073 sheep have been reported as attacked, being an addition of 71 to the number returned up to the end of the previous week. DETERMINED TO MARRY THE PARSON.—On Friday, at the Assizes, Warwick, a young lady named Mills was charged with publishing a libel on the Rev. G. Latimer, rector of St. Paul's, Birmingham. The young lady had been an attendant at Mr Latimer's church, and a district visitor in his parish, and with, or without cause, got the idea into her head that she had some claims on the affections of the rev. gentleman. Towards the end of last year it became known that Mr Latimer was about to unite himself in matrimony with another lady, and on the 1st of Jannary last Miss Mills wrote a letter of reproach to him, saying that she would stop that' shameful marriage,' threatening to strangle 'the mouldy old bride' of the rev. gentleman, and uttering other reproaches and threats,1 including the horsewhipping of the pastor before all his congregation. She seemed disposed to keep her word, for a fortnight afterwards she attempted to force her way into the vestry of the church to get at him. At the end of the month she wrote to the halt brother of the lady to whom the plaintiff was about to be married, saying that in the event of the marriage she was prepared to make charges against Mr Latimer which would prevent him from retaining his position as a clergyman. The result was that the contemplated marriage was postponed for a few days, but was solemnised in the middle of the next month, Miss Mills failing to give any good reasons why it should not take place. Mr Latimer, on being put into the witness-box utterly and indignantly denied that there had been any attentions, familiarities, &c, on his part to serve as a foundation for the conduct of Miss Mil's. His lordship (Mr Justice Mellor) observed that MJSS Mills must have been labouring under a delusion, and Suggested that she should plead guilty and enter into recognizances not to offend again. She, however, rejected the suggestion, and was found guilty by the jury —there being no substantial defence—with a recom- dation to mercy. His lordship concurred in the recom- mendation and liberated Miss Mitlaon her own father's recognizances for future good behaviour.

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