Welsh Newspapers

Search 15 million Welsh newspaper articles

Hide Articles List

11 articles on this Page





GERMANY. WHO IS TO WEAR THE IMPERIAL CROWN? In the sitting of the Frankfort Parliament of the 21st inst., the adjourned debate on M. Welcker's motion to ap- point the King of Prussia hereditary Emperor of Germany was continued and after MM. Homer and Schuler had addressed the House in opposition to M. Welcker's motion, the House divided on the amendment proposed by the minority of the committee, viz., that the House should pass from M. Welcker's motion and proceed to the order of the day; and the numbers were found to be—for the amend- ment, 207 against it, 277. The House divided next on the motion of the Committee in favour of M. Welcker's proposal, and this motion was rejected by a majority of 30 votes, the numbers being—-for the motion, 252 against it, 282. The House received this result at first with silence, which was, however, soon broken by expressions of triumph and disap- pointment from the adverse parties and the latter part of this all-important debate, which was to decide the weal and woe of the vast German country, was stormy be- yond all expression. This result was so unexpected, that Ministers themselves, who ought to have been in a condition to calculate exactly, were taken by surprise. They had given orders to load the cannons and make ready for the peal of bells, which were to make the air vibrate with Imperial joy. M. Von Gageni and all the Ministers, the Secretaries of State included, tendered their resignations to the Vicar of the Empire; and his Imperial Highness, after maturely considering the reasons assigned, has accepted them. At a late hour of the evening of the 22nd, no member of the As- sembly had been sent for by the Archduke. An analysis of the division shows that 115 voted against Mr. Welcker's motion, and not one in its favour. There was a large influx of Austrian members who had not previously attended in their places. Since the 4th and 7th of March (says the C'olor/nc Gazette), the delegation of every Austrian member to the Assembly has been cancelled and more than this, nothing but an utter want of shame could have en- abled some hundred men to decide respecting our fato and future, who have it not in their power to give the slightest guarantee for any counterpoising scrvtCeOll thefe" part."







[No title]