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r TO WK TALK. BY O-UPO SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. --+- Otw readers will understand that too do not hold ourselves respon 7 $ibhfor our able Correspondent's opinions, THE great feature of the Wimbledon meeting this year was the enthusiastic reception awarded to the Belgian riflemen, who had come all the way from their own country to be present at what they called our Tir National de Wimbledon." On the ground, from Lord EIcho, 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 well as del Ighted them. Their commanding officer, in j replying to the noble lord's welcome, said that their object in coming over was not; so much to carry away prizes, as to cultivate a friendly feel- ing with British 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 copied in every land where freedom existed and was valued. Hearty cheers for our Queen from the foreigners, and equally hearty cheers for the King of the Belgians from our volunteers, testified to the mutual good feeling which prevailed. At other places they have been feted likewise-at tue Guildhall, and at the Crystal Palace, and at a public dinner, where the Belgian Ambassador, speaking in the name of his Sovereign, Parliament, and people, returned .thanks for the "magnificent reception" which his countrymen had received from all classes in London. Lord Elebo, in the course of a few remarkg, in which he pointed out similarities between the Belgian and English character, f observed that Belgians, like Englishmen, "did not desire any glories of conquest or any rectifications of frontiers; like them also they deprecated any I attempts in this direction, come 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 were altogether of a most interesting -nature, and cannot fail to increase the friendly .feeling which already exists between the two • countries. I THINE if we had what has been termed a little "'enlightened despotism." in this country we should be better off than we are in a great many respects. Here, for example, is Sir John Hay, the •; new junior Lord of the Admiralty, declaring that for the last four or five years the number of men who enlistinthe navy has been diminishing at the rate of 2,000 per aimurn, notwithstanding tfee increase that has been made in seamen's pay. And yet this difficulty of procuring recruits could easily be remedied by practisingalittia of the aforesaid en- M lightened despotism, for cities swarm with a mul- a tude of wretched boys, who 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 fate, at the best, is doubtful enough. Why should not the State take possession of them; and send them to training schools, where they could be turned into sailor lads? Such a career would be one of the greatest blessings that could happen to them. It would save them from continual pauperism or worse, and the cost to the country would be no more than it is at present, seeiug that they are already fed, clothed, and taught either in workhouses or prisons. The experiment has been already tried in a small way at the Poplar, workhouse with the greatest success, and there is an association, of which Lord Shaftesbury is president, to effect the same object. Why not, as has been suggested, turn Greenwich Hospital into a large training school? By adopting some such plan as this an almost endless supply of sailors would be furnished both for- the navy and the merchant service; pauperism and crime would be diminished, and large numbers of human waifs and strays, instead of being a terror or a burthen to society, would be ■ • ■ provided with an honest and honourable calling. > MR. FARNALL, the Poor-law Commissioner, has u presented his report on the condition of the sick poor ia-workhouses. He reeommends the aboli- tion of pauper nurses, and the erection of hospi- tals for the sick apart from the workhouses- changes which the recent, investigations have proved to be absolutely necessary. Now that this question may. be considered as far advanced towards a settlement, it is only justice to remem ber that to Mr. Ernest Hart, of St. Mary's Hospi- tal. Dr. Austie," of Westminster Hospital, and Dr. Carr, of Blaekheath (the three commissioners ap- pointed by the editor of the Lancet), is the credit due of having called public attention to the horrible condition of the London workhouse in- firmaries. THE" Jamaica Committee" are in a fix. Now 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. Gordon, and that Mrs. 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 Mrs. Gordon ia 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 as 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. THE 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 to licensing the buildings and with re- gard to the censorship over the performances. This last provision will, in all probability, be un- palatable to some of the music-halls; but it will, if properly carried out, prevent the exhibition of much, dreary indecency; of course, I speak of the lower class of places; not of the Oxford, Alhambra &c., where, so far as the stage is concerned, there is little to offend and much to please both eye and ear. A NEW dyama e4i considerable interest has been brought out at the Princess's. It is called the Huguenot Captain, and is by Mr. Watts Phillips. The company is a very 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 is especially so. The plot is of the sensational kind, and although the dialogue is in parts stilted, the good acting and the gorgeous accessories make the Huguenot Captain well worth seeing. BLIND TOM, a negro boy pianist, and a musical prodigy, who has created a great sensation through- out the United States, has arrived in England, and will shortly make his appearance in public. IT maybe 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 recom- dation to mercy. THE patience of Chief Baron Pollock has been at length rewarded. It was known that that learned and able judge would retire when his party came into office in order that his seat might be filled by'a Conservative lawyer. Accordingly he gives place to Sir Fitzroy Kelly, who by his ability and standing at the bar well merits the promotion he has at last obtained. Z.
SUMMARY OF PASSING EVENTS.I…
SUMMARY OF PASSING EVENTS. "— THE war in Germany is still raging, and the hope that France could successfully mediate be- tween Austria and Prussia on the one hand, and Austria and Italy on the other, appears to be out of the question. Victor Emmanuel refuses to 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 with1 the balance of power in Europe. England has hitherto been entirely neutral, but it is not unlikely that she may join in a congress with France and Russia to enforce peace, should Prussia persist in 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 these provinces for boldly supporting their rights. She will find, probably, that liberty is not so easily trampled down. A dreadful account reaches us from Madrid; in that city there was an insurrec- tion, and the crown of Spain was in danger. Twenty-one sergeants, it is said, who took part in this insurrection, were brought out, strongly guarded, and made to listen for two hours to a discourse on the enormity of their crime, and at last they were ranged in line to be shot. The discharge took place; nearly all the men fell. The firing still went on until two hundred rounds had been shot. The 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 I Federico-Federico The soldiers theri approached the corpses, turned some of them over with their feet, and, still perceiving signs of life in some of them, discharged a last 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 from Semiramide." Thirty more, said this cor- respondent, were to be shot in a few days. The 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 some time ago con- cerning the Moldo-Wallachians, because they had elected a king to rule over them who was a Russian prince without consulting the Turkish authori- 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 eoon 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 not fight for their convictions will make a sacrifice of them for an adequate pecuniary 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" the Lord Advocate for Scotland, who has been thrown out for Bridgewater. An attempt was made on Monday evening to draw out Mr. Disraeli, and induce him to lay before the House the line of policy he meant to adopt; but, beyond assuring members of the willingness of Government to legislate for the welfareof Ireland, their endeavour to find employment for the people, and stop the current of emigration, nothing else was elicited. One mode of giving employment to the Irish would, said the Chancellor of the Exchequer, be by making railways throughout the country, for which he should have to ask Parliament for a loan. GENERAL PEEL, the new Minister for War, has exercised a very decided opinion on the superiority of breech-loaders over muzzle-loaders, and sass that the worst of the former is much more efficient than the best of the latter description, and his first act in taking office was to order the number of breech-loaders about being supplied to the army to be increased from 40,000, as ordered by the Marquis of Hartington, to 200,000, which, he hoped, would be in the hands of our soldiers before thecloseof the present year. The breech-loader will, therefore, in a short time take the place of old Brown Bess and her many successors. Eng- land, of course, cannot be an indifferent spectator to what is going on elsewhere; and though we may not be called upon to interfere in the warfare around us, we shall, if we are wise, profit by the experience more dearly bought by other, countries. IT is sad we should, halve occasion to notice so many accidents and casualties which arise out of carelessness, or want of ordinary forethought; and we have to 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 mean the collision which took place in the Channel between one of her Majesty's screw sloops, the Amazon, and the Osprey, an iron screw steamship belonging to the Cork Steam Shipping Company. The two ships ran into each other about one o'closk in the morn. ing; both were steaming at full speed; the night was clear; each, it is said, showed the regulation lights, and each saw the other for a quarter of an hour before they struck, and yet each went on full tilt against the other, and struck in the wide Channel. The merchantman was so cut and crushed below the water-line that her engine- room was at once flooded, and her passengers and crew had barely time to get into a boat, or to clamber on board the Amazon. In five minutes from the time of the collision she went down, and, catching her boat as she sank, capsized it, and several of those who had sought shelter in it were drowned. It happened to be a clea-r, calm night, otherwise many more lives would have been lost. An inquiry into the aifa-ir is being instituted in Parliament, both as to the nature of the accident and the efficiency of battering rams for the naval service, seeing the sudden effect the blow of the sloop had upon the merchantman. A TALE of murder and felonious suicide reaches us from Brighton. Dr. Warder's third wife died under very suspicious circumstances; an inquiry into the cause of her death had commenced, and was adjourned for further scientific evidence as to the contents of the 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 rites of Church burial. A VERY salutary example has been made of a lady" who, a short time since, feloniously charged a gentleman, who was travelling in the same carriage with her on the London and North Western Railway, with repeated criminal attempts upon her. The jury found her guilty of perjury, and the Recorder disregarding a recommendation to mercy, sentenced the prisoner to five years' penal servitude. There are no doubt occasionally some ill-conditioned ruffians whose conduct to unprotected femalea merits the severest punish- ment but while we would not spare the lash to such a class of offenders, we are not the less grati- Red to see the law boldly administered in the interest of the unprotected male. OUR readers will learn with satisfaction that up to the present time all has gone on well with the Atlantic telegraph expedition. The splice of the cable has been successfully made, and the paying out has continued satisfactorily for some days, and we hope to hear every day of the progress of the great work, until its final and successful accomplishment.
MANIFESTO OF THE EMPEROR OF…
MANIFESTO OF THE EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA TO THE HUNGARIANS. The following Royal manifesto has just been issued at Pesth To the faithful peoples of my kingdom of Hun- gary. The hand of Providence weighs heavily upon us. In the conflict into which I have been drawn, not voluntarily bat through the force of circumstances, every human calculation has been frustrated, save only the confidence I placed in the heroic bravery of my valiant army. The more grievous are the heavy losses by which the ranks of those brave men, have been smitten, and my. paternal heart feels the bitterness of that grief with all the families affected. To put an end to the un- equal contest, to gain time and opportunity to fill up the voids occasioned by the oampaign, and to concentrate my forces against the hostile troops, occu- pying the northern portion of my empire, I have con- sented, with great sacrifice, to negotiations for the conclusion of an armistice. I now turn confidently to the faithful peoples of my kingdom of Hungary, and to that readiness to make sacrifices so repeatedly displayed in arduous times. The united exertions of my entire empire must be set in motion, that the conclusion of the wished-for peace may be secured upon fair conditions. It is my profound belief that the warlike sons of Hungary, actuated by the feeling of hereditary fidelity, will voluntarily hasten under my banners to the assist- ance of their kindred, and for the protection of their country, also immediately threatened by the events of the war. "Rally, therefore, in force to the defence of the invaded empire; be worthy sons of your valiant fore- fathers, whose heroic deeds gained never-fading wreaths of laurel for the glory of the Hungarian name. "Vienna, July 7, 1866." "FRANCIS JOSEPH.
WHAT WILL BECOME. OF AUSTRIA…
WHAT WILL BECOME. OF AUSTRIA f The Times military correspondent, writing from the head-quarters of the Austrian army, says;—" The army of the North has thrown its whole energy into one blow and failed. Successful in Italy, contrary to all expectations, Austria has failed in Germany; what now remains ? Will Franca support the Italians, and Russia strike a blow for conservatism ? Nothing more is possible here but to draw back the shattered remnants of a great army and strive to hold a position at Brunn or Olmutz, or fall back on Vienna. It is probable that you, sitting at home in England, may know more about the future than we, who are at the seat af war, can possibly determine. Silence is no longer forced upon us, but what is left to say? If even part of what is whispered in this time of depres. sion be true, Austria's fate is now in foreign hands. and our best course is to return to Vienna, where along we can make sure of a post, and decide there on what is beat to be done in order to enable us to follow tha operations of this army.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. .
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. THE EUROPEAN WAR. BERLIN, JULY 16. M. Benedetti, the French Ambassador, and the Count de Barral, Italian Minister at Berlin, have accompanied the King to the Prussian head-quarters at Briinn. Negotiations are in progress for a truce of three days, and not for an armistice. rm, ffi • 1 <w BERLIN, JULY 16. Tho official otaatsmizeiger of to-day 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 Prussia would not be a source of 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." FLORENCE, JULY 10. It is believed that the Government will send special commissioners into each of the Venetian provinces. ^COLOGNE; JULY 15. A oonflict took place yesterday between the Prus- sians and Federals near Aschaffenberg, in which the former were completely victorious. Aschaffenberg iB in flames, and the Austrian, Bavarian, and Darmstadt forces are retreating. The Prussians are tharcbing upon Frankfort, and the first csnvoyof wounded arrived there at 6 p.m. yesterday. 1. FRANKFORT, JULY 14. It is expected that in the event of the seat of the Federal Diet being removed to Augsburg, the foreign representatives to the Germanic Confederation will also proceed to that city. FRANKFORT- ON-THE-MAIN, JULY 14, 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 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 fidelity of Frankfort to the Confederation, and hoped 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 the head- 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 terrsa" 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 j inhabitants, who have received them in a friendly manner. The Austrian. authorities have left, taking with them the funds belonging to Government. The commander of the town, Major-General Lengsfeld, has appointed Dr. Stieber director of police, and the la.tter"halil re-established the civil administration which had been temporarily interrupted. Ialau is stated to be already in the possession of the Prussians, who have commenced marching upon Zndyra. TV n. 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-operatien of the armies of the twopowors. TOULON, JULY 11, EVENING. The French ironclad frigate Provence, and the cor- vette Eolarieur, have left suddenly for Venice. The remainder of the squadron is 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. u The official 8taatsanzeiger of to-day says:—"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 reoently 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 Fl@rence 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. T FIGHTING BEFORE OLMUTZ. PRUSSIAN HEAD-QUARTERS,!BRUNN, JULY 16. A successfnl 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 expected to take place to-morrow bet,een, tho first Prussia,, army corps and the Austrian forces now withdrawing from Olmutz. i. General Benedek, who has been relieved from his functions as commander-in-ohiet of the Northern army, remains commander of an army corps. An attache of M. Benedetti, the .t rench ambassador at Berlin, left here on the 14th for Vienna. The railway between Prague and.Brann is being employed for military transport. ° THE DEFENCE OF VIENNA VIENNA JULY 11. At the sitting of the^unioipal Council held yester- day, the Burgomaster, Dr. Zelmka, made the following statement "H.M. the Emperor haa to-day addressed a mani- festo to his peoples. As many have supposed from the tenor of t at 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. Hia 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 regard to the political situation, so aa to reassure and satisfy the public mind. nE6 His Majesty deigned to reply: 'The city of Vienna Uri'rp form the object of defence. It is my firm will that Vienna should be treated as an open town, In fortifying the Ute-du-'pont of the Danube, nothing has been intended but a measure of precaution to prevent the passage of the river. It has been thought advis- able to take this step, even supposing it should prove insufficient, in order to obviate the reproach that Austria, to whom the fortune of arms has been ad- verse, has suddenly abandoned all hope, and permitted the enemy to pass the Danube" (cheers). His Majesty further deigned to add that the autho- rities, the poliee, and the lieatenansya were to oon- tmue their functions, and that he himself would perse- ™iT,0 en<k I[la 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 his Majesty has graciously deigned, with reference to the political question, to lay especial stress upon the fact that, in accordance with his promise, home questions shall be settled in conformity with the wishes of the people as cheers)8 foreiSn questions are arranged" (prolonged PROGRESS OF THE ARMISTICE NEGOTIA. TIONS. MU T 7 7 PARIS, JULY «L. The Journal~des DShats of to-day says: We have reason to believe that Prussia persists in excluding Austria from the Germanic Confederation, and main- tains 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 2we j8 acoepted in principle the mediation onered by the Empeoror Napoleon. The French Government is making every effort in favour of the conclusion of an Armistice, which by preventing further bloodshed would allow of negotiations being opened for the ieeforation I ™ FLORENCE, JULY 11, EVENING. Ihe court of Berlin has deolared to the Italian cabinet that an armistice on .'the basis of the cession of Venetia is inadmissible. The Italian Government in its reply is said to have-announced its resolution to continue offensive eporationa against the Austrian empire without relaxation, in conformity with the engagements mutually entered into by Prussia and Italy, ULtil both these Powers shall have obtained from Austria satisfactory terms for the conclusion of peace. RUMOURED ARMED MEDIATION OF NAPO- LEON. MI R VIENNA, JULY 10 (EVENING). Zeitunf)myi (evening edition of the official Wiener Zeiiuug) The Emperor of the French has taken fresh steps arm?st £ S8eU° oharaoter to effeot tlie conclusion of an n t rv!ne*V on way Venice, and General Lebosuf, the French Commissioner, has been ordered to occupy Venetia. General Froiesart has been sent to the Prussian head-quarters to announce the armed mediation of the Emperor of the French. "It is the pronounced will of the Emperor of the French that Austria should not be weakened in her position as a great Power. The Army of the South is evacuating Venetia, and has commenced the march northwards." „ PARIS, JULY 11. The Moniteur of this morning contains no commu- nication relative to the armistice. ADVANCE OF GENERAL CIALDINI, n FERRARA, JULY 11. General Cialdini is marching upon Rovigo with an army of more than. 100,000 men and 200 guns. The Austrians have evaouated the whole territory between the Mincio and the Adige. The greater part of the Austrian forces are stationed at Padua. Loss im- portant concentrations of troops have been made at uardolmi, Caprine, and Monte Baldo. There are very few at Peschiera and Verena. The destruction of the forts at Rovigo appears to confirm the persistent rumours of the departure, partly aooompliahed and partly projected, of the Austrian troopa for the interior of Austria. THE PRUSSIAN DEMANDS. T 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- in- Chief, and Lieutenant Field Marshal Baron John, Chief of the General Staff of the whole Austrian armies now in the field. FRANCE. mt TOULON, JULY 10. The iron-clad squadron haa re-entered this port. Orders have been ^received to arm two more vessels, and to fit out the transport Tarn. mu Pairl* „.p ii.. PARIS, JULY 12. lne Jratne or this evening announces that the r rench squadron will leave Toulon tb-morrow for the Adriatic. Ihe 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 of their general tenor to show that they are mo?e, moderate than certain journals have asserted, and that there is a good chance of their being accepted, The Pays declares the intelligence published yesterday by the France relative to the conditions drawn up by Prussia as a basis for peaoe to be a pure invention. ,.l. AMERICA,. M1 NEW YORK, JULY 5. A bill has b8en 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 June in favour of according belligerent rights to the Fenians was called up and rejeoted. The North Carolina Legislature has resoinded the Act excluding negro testimony in the courts in cases wherein negtoes are interested. Great lawlessness prevails in the neighbourhood of Meriden, Granada, Mississippi. Bands of desperadoes perpe are^ perpetrating great outrages upon the freedmenf and have murdered several officers. A dreadful fire has ocourred at Portland, burning nearly halt city, and rendering 2,000 families home- 10,000>000e dofa:destroyed property to the value of i 1 C< NEW YORK, JULY 3. -the .Eanff 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 oelletIt of the New 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 ar gross iBjusticei to the agricultural popula- tion of the country. It is expected that, when passed, the bill will be vetoed by President Johnson, and the veto sustained by Congress. Ia view of this proba- bility certain modifications have be^n suggested already by the high tariff advocates. Senator James H. Lane, of Kansas, committed suicide onSanday 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 of 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 was conspicuous during the early Elays of Kansas, when he was familiarly known as Jim Lane. He participated in most of the scenes of violence during the border warfare. He was a Radical of the ultra type until lately, when he on several occasions sustained the President's policy.
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