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NAPLES AND SICILY. The total failure of the negotiations is confirmed. On Thursday, the 28th, at mid-day, hostilities would be com- menced. The Sicilians will attack the advanced posts of the Nea- politans on the 29th. The people of the country, conducted by the priests and well armed, present themselves in consi- derable numbers for the combat; the actions of a popular club, conducted by Stabile, a man equal to the times, are of great influence also. The peasantry will attack only with the bayonet; their number is so considerable that they will exterminate the Neapolitans. We are to have three English steamers, with a commodore and his two lieutenants, all armed, with English sailors, officers, and marines. Theso ships are promised all the prize money they can get. Tho Dutchess of Monteleone and all the aristocracy of Palermo are working at the trenches. The French fleet, and, I believe, the English,will leave to-morrow. According to the Naples correspondent of the Time?, It was known that General Filangeri had abundance of steam- ers in port at Messina, and that on the morning of the 30th it was probable he would appear before Palermo. I cannot say exactly what force the General has at his command I do not suppose it exceeds 12,000 men; but reinforcements are going hourly down, and no less than three steamers towing a frigate, and two transports full of troops, have left Naples for Messina. The Prince proposes to land on the coast near Palermo, and to assault the city on one side, whilst his armed steamers attack it on the other. We shall soon see what the Palermitans are made of. No less than 60,000 people, men, women, and children, have worked at the temporary fortifications, and perhaps as many as 15,000 to 20,000 are under arms." Arrangements are being made at Naples for supplies for a six months' campai-ii. On the commencement of hostilities we shall hear of the Calabrias revolting again.



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