OF DISCOUNT—DEP UTATION TO THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EX- CHEQUER. A deputation of bankers, headed by Mr. Alderman Salomons, M.P., chairman of the London and West- minster Bank, waited, by appointment, upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer, at his official residence, in Downing-street, on Saturday, to urge upon him the necessity of further measures for the mitigation of the protracted monetary pressure. The members of the deputation consisted, in addition to the hon. alderman already mentioned of Mr. Gilpin, M.P., chairman of the Metropolitan and Provincial Bank; Mr. Lanaole, chairman of the Joint-Stock Bank Mr. Nicell, chaiiman of the London and County Bank; Mr. Rodonachi, chairman of the Imperial Bank; Mr. Wade, chairman of the National and Provincial Bank; Mr. Paull, M.P.; Mr. Chaytor, M.P., Alliance; Mr. McKenna, M.P., chairman of the National Bank of Ire- land; and other gentlemen.—Mr. Alderman Salomons, who introduced the deputation, sp(,'ke of the disastrous effects which the present rate of discount must inevi- tably entail upon the commerce of the City. At pre- sent, it was most oppressive, and people who were engaged in trade were completely crippled by it. He then read the following resolution, which had been agreed upon for presentation to the Chancellor of the Exchequer That, in the opinion of this meeting, the maintenance for so long a period of the high rate of interest, fixed by the letter of the late Chancellor of the Exchequer to the directors of the Bank of Eng- land, has a tendency to retard the return of confidence necessary for the interests of commerce at home and abroad, and it is therefore desirable to seek an interview with the Government for the purpose of representing the propriety ana yuiioj ut =oclif;vi..S' fh" letter of the late Chancellor of the Exchequer so far as it prescribes a minimum rate of interest at 10 per cent."—The various members of the deputation urged upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer the reduction of the Bank rate of clisoount.-The Chancellor of the Exchequer expressed his deep concern in the matter, which had been so ably breught before him. It had, he said, been under the consideration of the Govern- ment, and he oould assure them that no time should be lost in dealing with a matter of such great importance. Sir S. Northcote, th4 President of the Board of TraAe, was with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the oc- casion. The interview lasted about three-quarters of an hour, and the deputation, who thanked the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer for his courtesy, retired.
THE SINGULAR CASE OF STOLEN BANK NOTES. William Griffiths, a watchmaker, livinginDowning's. alley, Bishopegate, waa charged at WorsMp-street on O'D remand, with being in possession of, and dealing with stolen Bank of England notes. It will be remembered that Mr, James Hurley, carrying on the business of an ironmonger in South Union-street, SpitalSelds, according to his sworn evidence, slept on the night of the ldfch ultimo at the Prince Albert public-house, which is next door to his own residence, that after having secured the door of bis sleeping apartment with a patent latch, he counted =-685 in bank notes—namely, seven tens and three fives, which, placing in a purse, he put into his trousers' pocket, and retired to rest. On the t- following morning the room door was fast as he had left it; his trousers were on a chair ap- parently as he had placed them, and not doubting-that his money was safe under such satisfactory appear- ances he made no examination of the purse, but at nine o'clock proceeded to his shop. About two hoars afterwards he had occasion to give change for a cheque, and then discovered that the whole of the notes had buen abstracted from their place of deposit. Their numbers being known, he, of course, gave immediate notice at the bank and to the police. Two of the £ 10 notes had since been stopped, and police-constable Schroder, 77 H, obtained such information as justi- fied him in apprehending the prisoner, who wished to account. for oi)e of the notes so stopped having been in his possession, by asserting that on the 16th a hawker, whose name he did not know, although he had had business transactions withhim, called on him and paid him the note, together with a sovereign, for the purpose of taking from pledge some watches belonging to him (the prisoner), and which subsequently the hawker, on seeing tham, purchased. Frederick Saraon, assistant to Mr. Jones, a pawn- broker, in Church-street, Whitechapel, called for the defence, proved that the prisoner had redeemed the property alluded to on the 17th, paying to him this identical -PIO note for that purpose, and receiving a pound or so in change, prisoner's mime and address, which was well known to him, having been placed on the back of the note. It was subsequently paid away* and in due course reached the Bank of England, aa proved by Mr. Rioh&rd Baily, one of the clerks at that establishment. Mr. Beard, engaged to Garry out this prosecution, secured a remand by pointing out the inconsistencies manifest in the prisoner's statement with respect to his dealing with the "hawker," to whom he could give neither name nor clue, and most particularly to his assertion that this hawker gave him the .£10 note on the 16th, on which date it actually was sate in the prosecutor's pocket.. Mr. Abbott remarked that this was a mistake of the eon stable's.. J Proseoutor declared that it was not a mistake, for that he was present and heard i ine prisoner was, however, admitted to bail,, ana now it was proved thfot his brother, a warehouseman in tha City, and living at 69, San-street, Bisnopgate, changed one of the stolen -65 noteatwo days after the robbery, at the Ship Tavern in bun-street, by request of the prisoner. Mr. Chapman, the landlord, swore that the prisoner_ himseit there afterwards, appeared anxious to get the note into his pos- session, and on his Chapman) refusing to part with it, from a sudden suspicion awakened by his anxiety that all was net right, remarked, "Then I am very sorry, for 1 have been taken before a magis- trate, am out on bail, and fear the note will get my brother into trouble. Witness told hitn he thought it was a puy it anything was wrong that he did not make a clear breast of it." The reply to which was, before tae magistrate respecting a X10 note, was taken by surprise, and nothing being said about a .£5 note, did not mention it." Mr. Chapman added, The note in question I changed the day after the robbery." I beUeve prisoner told me he received it from the same person he had the .£10 note of. Prisoner had borne a good character. Mr. Beard remarked that he did not impute other- wise. Fully committed to the Old Bailey.
AMERICA. NEW YORK," August 3, Evening. Several members of the Free State Convention at Orleans have been arrested and indicted before the grand jury. Numerous blacks have been arrested, and armti and ammunition have been found conoea,led in the house of a negro. The Radicals and their op- ponents mutually denounce each other's policy as having led to the late riots. Advices received here from Havannah state that Spain is preparing another attack upon Chili. (BY ATLANTIS TELEGRAPH.) NEWFOUNDLAND, August 9. Governor Musgrave and party arrived here, in her Majesty's steamship Lilly, at six p.m. yesterdaV. NEWFOUNDLAND) Augsat 10. Yesterday the Great Eastern sailed at four p.m. All well. H.M.S. Lily, with Governor Musgrave on board, aocompaaied her up tha bay. The Medway sailed two hoara- fiJKisbnsly..
TOVTN TALK. BY OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. I -+-- Our readers will vn&erstrniH fhat vie do riot ft old ourselves respon iiblefor our able Correspondent's opinions, PARLIAMENT has been prorogued, and her Ma- jesty has, by commission, dismissed the, members of both Houses to their respective homes, where they have duties hardly less important" to per- form than those which belong to them in their Legislative capacity. The importance of the re- sults which they have achieved as senators during the past session is yariously estimated. The Conservatives, very naturally, think that the, ad- vent of their party to power has been a great gain, while the Liberals, als.0 very naturally, think quite the reverse, and mourn over the untimely end of their Reform Bill. As an impartial observer, and looking at the change of Ministers from a non- political point of view, I think it has been, in many respects, productive of unmixed good. I allude more especially to the substitution of Sir John Pakington for the Duke of Somerset, at the Ad- miralty, of Lord Cranborne for Earl de Grey at the India. office, and of Mr. Gatliorn-a Hardy for Mr. Villiers at the Poor-law Board. All of these "departments lie outside the field of politics. We are all of one opinion on these points—that we ought to have an efficient navy, that London ought to well governed, and that the p -or should be well cared for; and in all of these respects has the change of Ministers been beneficial. The as- tounding disclosure made by the present First Lord of the Admiralty, that in return for the seventy millions sterling which have been ex- pended during the last seven years in re- constructing the navy, we have no reserve of ships to relieve from duty those now afloat, is the reverse of creditable to those who have misspent the money, and the reverse of agreeable to the taxpayers of the country who have supplied it. But it is better tkat we should know the truth at once than that we should con- tinue to live in a •'■fool's paradise." The simple truth is, that with an annual expenditure of ten t; millions sterling for seven years, all we have to í show for that immense sum are a number of hulks crowding the harbours of Sheernesa, Portsmouth, and Plymouth, and a few ironclads "which float and sail like heavily-laden, merchant ships," which ship large quantities of water, from which the gunners are unable to see the targets, and which, after being at sea for four days, the admiral (Yelverton) is compelled to take into the nearest port, Torbay. This is the state (as described by the correspondent of the Times) in which those -1 "able" administrators the Duke of Somerset and Lord Clarence Paget have left our navy; and this (. is the way that Britannia rules the waves in the year of our Lord 1866. This department requires thoroughly remodelling; and seeing that the fear- y. ful waste and mismanagement occur under the ;) administration of a Board, (which, as somebody V said, has neither a soul to be saved nor a body to p be kicked), while the other departments of Govern- l ment are presided over by a single individual, responsible to Parliament, are tolerably well managed, the remedy is not far to seek. Abolishthe Board, and havea single Ministerrespoilsible to Par- liamen t for the efficien cy of the navy, in th e same way that the War Minister is responsible for the army. If, after making such a change as that proposed, the same extravagance, jobbery, and inefficiency should still continue, the propriety oE altogether abolishing our navy might be taken into con- ■ o sideration. Certainly, so far as appears at ,&present, the seventy millions have been thrown away with no residt whatever, except that we know there is as much waste and mismanagement now-a-days as there was in the time of Charles II., when Pepys was Secretary to the Admiralty., In -• his time matters were not merely at sixes and sevens, but at twelves and fourteens, and the same state of affairs appears to have come down to our times. IN reference to the late Secretary of State for India, Lord de Grey, if not an able, was, at any rate, an amiable man, anxious to do what he con- sidered to be justice to the one hundred and sixty millions of dusky-coloured inhabitants of our Indian Empire, and to the Europeans who have, in various ways, made that country the scene of their working life. He was not long enough in .,office to fully develop his policy, but he was long enough there to show that he did not intend to mete out full justice to the officers of the Indian army, who had suffered loss of rank and loss of money by the way in which his predecessor, Sir Charles Wood, had carried out what is called the "amalgamation "of the Indian armies. Lord de Grey proposed to give their army rank, which carries with it no pay, and to place them in the staff corps, where they would have had the pay of the rank which they might hold in it; but these Lb ( measures would not have compensated the sufferers I for the money they were out of pocket by the •V sudden stoppage of the purchasing-out system peculiar to the Indian armies. Lord Cranborne, on the other hand, considered that those who had been damnified by this unexpected legislation should receive compensation. He stated that this had been the practice of both Government and Parlia- ments in other instances, and remarked that surely no class was better deserving of such con- sideration than those who risked their lives in the service of their country-a sentiment in which, I am sure, every man with a wholesome mind will cordially concur. MANY people consider the change from Mr. Villiers to Mr. Hardy beneficial. Mr. Villiers, I like a good many other people in this country, seemed to consider that an Act of Parliament was a sovereign cure for all the ills that flesh is heir to. Accordingly, while in office, he obtained somewhere over fifty enactments more or less con- nected with the Poor-law department. There, so far as he was concerned, the matter seems to have rested. His successor, however, is determined to go one step further, and means to] see that the Acts thus obtained are put into force. His last act has been to appoint an additional Poor-law inspector for the metropolis, and, seeing that we are in the midst of the cholera, he has very wisely selected a medical man for the position. He has reminded the various local bodies, to whom the duty of cleansing the country is at present entrusted, of the fact that they are no w on their trial, that the trial will probably be a severe one, and that if they fail the powers which they now hold will be given to others. In justice to these said local bodies, at least to the majority of them, it must be owned that they are doing their best with the limitedmearis at their disposal. The new Public Health Act, which has just passed, will give them additional powers for getting rid of nuisances and the like; and it contains a pro- vision to the effect that, if these powers are not used where needed, the Secretary of State for the Home Department may put them in force, charg- ing the parishes with the cost of doing so. This is the thin end of the wedge, and the beginning of a better state of things. <- i. A VERY important decision has been given by the Lord Chancellor, which affects the interests of all those who hold shares in "limited" joint-stock companies. The circumstances of the case are briefly these: A shareholder in Overend, Gurney, and Co. (Limited) was likewise a. depositor; when that company failed calls were made, and the shareholder applied for permission to set off the amount of his liability on his shares against the sum (. £ 16,000) held for him in deposit, leaving him to rank with the other creditors for the balance—that is to say, A is liable for < £ 100 on his shares, the company has of hi3 money < £ 500, take .£100 from the P,500, and let A rank as a creditor for the balance, YA.00,, Lord Chelmsford hasI decided that this set-off could not be made; more than this, he has decided that the shareholder can- not receive back any portion of his deposit until all the other creditors not shareholders are paid in full. This is the law as laid down by the Lord Chancellor, and, of course, its accuracy is not to be called in question. It is, however, very dif-I ferent from what the public supposed the object of the Limited Liability Act to be. The intention of that Act was-so it was generally believed—to limit a shareholder's risk to the actual amount of the shares held by him. In the case under notice, however, the shareholder not only loses the amount on his shares but likewise the money which happened by chance to be in the hands of the company when it failed. The moral" to be drawn from this decision is-first, don't take shares in a joint-stock company (limited); second, if you foolishly take shares in such a company, then carefully avoid placing yourself in the posi- tion of a creditor unless you are prepared to lose the full amount of your shares, the amount of your debt, and any money you may have entrusted to them for safe keeping. Had Mr, Gressell, the gentleman in question, acted in this manner, dis- trusted the concern in which lie was a shareholder, and kept his money in some other bank, he would not have lost his Y,16,000. Z.
SUMMARY OF PASSING EVENTS. WHEN an armistice has been arranged between Austria and Prussia on the one hand and Austria and Italy on the other, we hoped that all commo- tion on the European. Continent would C3ase, but then came a rumour, scarcely believed at first but more credited afterwards, that the Emperor Napoleon had made claim to the Rhine provinces from Prussia. This is a more serious matter than at first appears. What the Emperor of the French seems to want is the frontier territory as it was defined by the Convention in a treaty concluded by Louis XVIII. and the allies at Paris on the 23rd of April, 1814. The additional territory given to France by this act embraced the fortified towns of" Landau, Saar-Louis, Philippeville, and Marien- burg. This agreement was never carried out, and, according to the Treaty of Vienna at a later period, Landau and Saar-Louis were annexed to German territory, the former being in Rhenish Ba- varia, the latter in Rhenish Prussia, and Pililippe- ville and Marienbarg were annexed to Belgium, It remains, therefore, to be seen whether the Germans are disposed to recognise this claim, made by a Power which has done nothing for them but interfere to stay the process of unifi- cation. The conce3sions required of them are not materially great; but the Prussians may feel that the demand itself is an encroachment, and a derogation from their independence. la that case we may see a war far exceeding in dimensions that which has just been terminated on the Con- tinent. There is a general feeling that the Emperor of the French looks with jealousy upoa the growing power of Prussia, and is fearful that she will assume the dictatorship of the Continent. We are happy to fiad, however, that England still adheres to non-intervention, and will leave the Continental nations to fight their battles their own way. PARLIAMENT has been prorogued by commission, and the Queen's speech read by the Lord Chan- cellor. Her Majesty, in this addresi", thanked Par- lia.ment for its assiduity; proclaimed the nation at peace:and at good terms with all foreign Powers; expressed a hope that a secure and lasting1 peace may be restored to the nations who hajve recently been at war; glanced at the desperate doings of the .Fenians, and was sorry that the farther sus- pension of the Habeas Corpus Act became a neces- sity; acknowledged, in warm terms, the good faith and scrupulous attention to international rights" evinced by the Government of the United States avowed her hopes that confidence would soon be restored to the monetary world; rejoiced in the decline of the cattle plague; regretted the visitation of cholera; Congratulated the country on the completion of the Atlantic telegraph; and concluded with tha usual benedictory prayer. After which Parliament was formally prorogued nominally till the 25 th of October, but actually till the first week in February, when the "faithful I Commons will again meet for the dispatch of I business." CONSIDERABLE sensation is still created in the monetary world by the high rate of interest I charged by the Bank of England, and various efforts have been made by mercantile mea to ob- tain the assistance of the Government in lowering these crushing rates of discount. A deputation, consisting of the leading Joint-Stock Banks, waited upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer last week ia reference to this. The deputation was headed by j Alderman Salomons, M.P., chairman of the London and Westminster Bank. It. represented that the continuance of the high rate of ten per cemfc. was I oppressive to trade, and tended to create distrust, and further declared that there ought to be some relaxation to the Government terms of increasing paper circulation, so as to enable the Bank to meet the commercial world in a better spirit. Mr. Disraeli, however, gave the deputation scant hope that what they wished could be acceded. He praised the management of the Bank of England, and ^expressed his belief that there was a steady improvement going on. The right hon. gentleman added that' he should wait in town in order that if interference on his part was necessary he may be at hand to assist in carrying out such schemes as may be useful. THE Prince and Princess of Wales have been working hard at their business of pleasure in the North, while on a visit to his Grace the Archbishop of York. On Friday, at York, their Royal High- nesses first visited the Exhibition of the Yorkshire Agricultural Show, and then proceeded to the Guildhall, where the Prince unveiled the memorial window presented by the inhabitants to commem- orate the visit of the late Prince Consort in 1850, on the occasion of their preliminary meeting prior to the Great Exhibition. On the same evening the Prince and Princess were present at a grand state ball, given by the Lord Mayor of York in honour of their visit. On the next day their Royal High- nesses attended a grand; review of the Yorkshire Volunteers, and left the same evening for the seat of the Earl de Grey and Ripon, after which the Prince spent a few days in some grouse shooting in the Yorkshire Wolds. REFORM meetings seem to gather in strength in the provinces. In London these demonstra- tions, as far as the Reform League are concerned, are at an end for this year, but in the Lancashire towns delegates are making a house-to-house can- vass to enrol members, of the association. Great meetings have been held in Manchester and Leeds, where resolutions in favour of registered manhood suffrage and vote by ballot have been passed. LEADERS of great parties have shown that they are not led entirely away by politics, but are able to discuss literary and domestic subjects. Earl Rus- sell has been airing his knowledge on literary and historical subjects at Tavistock, where he gave an interesting speech to the members of the local AthenfEum. He expressed an opinion that in spite of recent events, the liberties of Europe are not in any real danger, and that political affairs are now in a transition stage, tending to a better condition hereafter. He sees his way to a religious unity which does not exist at present, if the various com- munities, instead of adhering to their respective creeds, would but concur in promulgating the Gospel lessons of love, mercy, and forgiveness. He does not fear the decline of nations, but the present, generation being something better than the last, Lord Russell indulges a thab the I future generations may be proportionately better than the present. EARL DERBY has become a life member of the Working Men's Club and Institute, by virtue of a subscription of £ 10 to the funds of that excellent institution. In a letter to the secretary he mani- fests a considerable interest in the industrial order;" but signifies his wish that the working man may be denominated the artisan class," to separate him from these who very frequently live without labour. THE week has not passed without a railway accident; it would be extraordinary if it did. A collision took place about three miles from Shore- I ham, at a place called the Itchingham Junction. The trains from London and Brighton arrived at the same moment, and the latter was crossing the main line when it was cut in two by the former. A fireman was killed on the spot, and many pas- sengers sustained serious injuries. The utter wreck to which several of the carriages were reduced was so complete that it is wonderful more lives were I not sacrificed. This accident is attributed to neglect of signals. These continual mishaps will ¡ probably in the end lead to Government super- I vision. THE judges are taking their assize circuit through the country, and we are sorry to find that crime is greatly increased. At Leeds'we have a man murdering his own child; at Liverpool several criminals came under the category of marderers, but more especially one who has been convicted of murdering his own mother with his boot and a poker. The sentence of death has been passed upon each., THE cholera, we are happy to say, is decreasing in London, and though solitary cases occur in the country, it has not at present created great alirra. The localities where it is found to linger is always where filth and effluvia are allowed to exist. The sanitary regulations which are now put in force have done much good, and we trust the pestilence I may soon be eradicated altogether. THE weather during the present month has been anythingbutsatisfactoryfor the harvest. J lIst as the grain became ripe the rain came down, and if the crops are saved it will be by a tedious harvesting. We are, however, glad to find that in many in- stances the grain has been stacked in the South. of England with little loss, and if the weather should be propitious for the next fortnight, we shall have more than an average home supply of corn. Á
The First Sale of New Hops.—The first pocket of new hops arrived at market on Tuesday. It waa grown by Mr. George Austen, of Battle, Sussex; con- signed to Messrs. W. Austen and Co., Borough; and bought by Messrs. Bakers, White, and Morgan, Lon- don.bridge, for Messrs. Squire and Tillyer, brewers, Uxbridge, at < £ 16 16a. perewfc. The Great Ocean Race from China.—Intelli- gence has been received at Greenock that four of the clipper ships engaged in the race from China with this season's teas passed Anger Point as follows:-Fieky Cross, June 19; Ariel, June 20; Taepia, June 20; Serica, June 22. The Fiery Cross got over the Min Bar on 29th May, the Serica, Taeping, and Ariel on the 30th. Thus, the Fiery Cross, Ariel, and Taeping have been each 21 days on this section of the voyage, while the Serica has been 22 days. No intelligence has been received of the progress of the Taitsing, which sailed on 31st of May. From the above it will be observed "hat the contest home is still likely to prove one of the most extraordinary on record. The next point at which the fleet may bo reported will be the Straits of Sanda. •John ftosnsll Co.'s Cherry Tooth price is. So •Decidedly the foest preparation for cleansing and pr^semt.g'fctie teeth Soldhy all perfumers and chemists. J.ij.Three KixisJ-ct., Lombard-it., & MUS. WINSLOW'S Soothing Syrup, for children cutting teeth, has gained si greater reputation in America during the last 15 years than any remedy of the kind ever known. It is plea- sant to i take, and SAFE in all cases is soother the child and gives it rest; it relieves griping intbf bowels, or wind in tha stomach, and cures dysentery or diarrhoea., whether arising from teething or otho; causes it softens the gums and allays all irritation No mother should be without it. T'gil directions on each bottle. Price la. l^d.—Sold by aU chemists in the Kingdom. '— I
THE LAW WITH REGARD TO MASTER AND SERVANT. On Wednesday morning was issued the report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons ap- pointed "to inquire into the state of the law as regards contracts of service between master and servant, and as to the expediency of amending the same. The committee agreed to the following reso- lutions 1. That the law relating to master and servant,, as it now exists, is objectionable. 2. That all cases arising under the law of master and servant should be publicly tried, in England and Ireland, before two or more magistrates, or a stipendiary magistrate, and in Scotland, before two or more magis- trates or the sheriff. 3. That procedure should be'by summons in England and Ireland, and by warrant to cite in Scotland, and failing the appearance of defen- dant in answer to the summons or citation, the court should have power to grant warrant to apprehend. 4. That punishment should be by fine, and failing payment, by distress orunprisonment. 5. That the court should have power, where such a course is deemed-advisable, to order the defendant to fulfil contract, and also, if necessary, to compel him to find security that he will duly do so. 6. That in aggravated cases of breach of contract, oausingmjurytoperson or property, themagis- trates or sheriff should have the power of awarding punishment by imprisonment instead of fine. 7. That the arrest of wages in Scotland in payment of fines should be- abolished. 8. That a suggestion having been made to the committee, viz.: That in all oases of breach of contract between master and servant it should be competent to examine the parties to the action as in civil cases, although the offence be punish- able on summary conviction, the committee are not prepared themselves to recommend the adoption of such a principle, involving as it does departure from the law of evidence in such oases, as now settled."
A communication from the Home Secretary was received in Lancaster on Tuesday annonnomg that John Banks, who was awaiting his execution for the I murder of Ann Gilligan, at Preston, in Jane last, had been respited dniisg lies plemmre. J,
-I FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. THE EUROPEAN WAR. FLORENCE, August 13. The convention for the armistice concluded between the Italian and Austrian Governments has been pub" lished to-day. General Petitti obtained from the Imperial Austrian commissioner that the inhabitants of the Trent district, and other places re-occupied by the Austrian troops, should not be molested for their acts opinions during the Italian occupation. Neither were the former employes of the Austrian Government to b0 molested for their adhesion to the Italian Government, nor would Austria levy any forced loan or war taxes in those districts. The Archduke Albert refused to sanction these con- ditions, which he did not consider ought to enterintea military convention.. The Austrian Commissioner, however, assure1 General Petitti that Austria would act indulgently towards those persons politically compromised, sn« would not levy any forced loan or war taxes. The armistice will commenee to-day, and will last until the 9th September. Hostilities can only be r0* sumed by ten days previous notice on either side. Thf provisioning of Venice will be free. The exchange 01 prisoners will take place at Udine and Peschiera. The Italian employds in the territory occupied b1 Austria, and the Austrian eidjAoyes in the territory occupied by Italy, would remain unmolested. FLORENCE, August 12. It has been decided by the negotiations at ComorcS that the line 3f demarcation to be observed during the armistice shall be the ancient boundary round the Quadrilateral to the river Po, from the Po to one kilc metre beyond the valley of Ostiglia, a straight thence to the Adige, with a circle round Legnano, lastly the river Alponeto the frontier of the Tyrol. The circle round the fortresses is fixed at seven and 8t half kilometres. In Friuli the line of demarcation will be the old boundary from the sea to the river Torre) with the exception of the radius encircling Palmanuova), alla will follow thence the course of the Torre to Tarento- The line to the Tagliamento will be between Cremona* and Ozoppo, and will then follow the line of the Tag" liamento to the Talmezzo, and the summits of AlouutO Tiance, Avenia, Crostis, and Cogliano. The ItalianS will have the right to use the railway in the circle round Malghera, and the navigation of the rivers and oanalawillheepen to them. Venetians who have been compelled to emigrate into the Austrian empire will be allowed to return to Venetia. The armistice between Italy and Austria has been signed for four weeks, and will continue in force at the expiration of that term unless notice of the contrary be given by either Power. PADUA, August 12 (Evening).. The commanders of the Austrian fortresses 1%1 Venetia are said to have received orders to despatch to Vienna all movable war material in the placed under their command before the 25th inst. Some political prisoners who had been interned 1.%1 the Austrian Empire have been restored to thelf homes. All the Italians in the Austrian police force hafe been discharged. The cession of Venetia to Italy through the inter* medium of France is expected to take place very shortly. FLORENCE, August 12 (Evening)-. General Menahrea left this evening for Parifi whence he will proceed to Germany. He rixkaotca tv,» mission for the conclusion ° £ peace. BRUSSELS, August 12. The Echo du Tarlement of this evening publisheso despatch from Vienna, according to which great at" tation prevails in that city. 482 persons were to tried for high treason. The Emperor Francis Joseph had been received by crowds in the streets with shouts of Abdicate." BERLIN, August 9. The semi-official Norddeutsche Allgemeine Zeibu.114 of to-day publishes an article in favour of leaving In" tact—aa far as is consistent with the general interest of the State-the vital institutions peculiar to each 0* the countries which are to be incorporated with Pr.us' sia. especially their system of administering justice their provincial representation, and the constitution and administration of their communes. The Crown Prince has issued an appeal urging the establishment of a general national institution for in' valided soldiers. His Royal Highness, with the assent of the King, has placed himaelf at the head of this un- dertaking. PADTTA. August 8. The BHspBnswn of hostilities between Austria and Italy has been prolonged for 24 hours—namely, until four a.m. on the 11th inst. M, „ PARIS, August 9. The Monueur du Soir says The Italian troopS have withdrawn from the Tyrol, across the Taglia* mento, to the line of demarcation demanded by Austria before negotiating an armistice. There is reasem to believe that the difficulties in the way of an agree- meat have been removed, and that an armistice finortly be concluded." FLORENCE, August 9. The Naswne of to.day announces that Genørl Cialdini, in order not to leave the front of his arrJlÝ exposed on an indefensible line, has resolved to take up a position on the other side of the Tagliamento- In consequence of this movement Commissioner Sell will leave Udine, and will follow the head-quarters Of the army of operation. VIENNA, August 9. The Presse of to-day says: "We learn that Gen. Jj!!l Marmora had demanded a proloKgation of the truce for several days. This demand was not assented to by the Austrian commander, who would only grant a further delay of 24 hours. The truce will therefore expire on the 11th inst." Count Arthur Skertosch, of General Klapka's staff, has fallen into the hands of the Austrians, and letters of a compromising character were found upon him. The Vienna papers state that the Prussian General Mutius died from cholera. FLORENCE, August 9. The King has appointed Count Barr&l and General 311 nabres plenipotentiaries for Italy at the Confer- Biice to beheld at Prague for the conclusion of peace. The great majority of tbe-commuiaes and provinces have already declared their wiliinginess to undertake f t Pr,0P°rtion of the amount required f°r ha fln v loaiu A similar course is expeofced Th T!3o^od in ^her provinces. 3 • "ahan troops in Venetia are being concentrated mdefensive positions. J-he assertions of an Austrian journal in reference to an alleged letter of the Emperor Napoleon to the lung of Italy, are unfounded. A perfect understand- ing exists between Italy and France on the question of the cession of Venetia.
THE ITALIAN VOLUNTEERS. „ BRESCIA, August 12. General Garibaldi has issued an address to the volunteers, expressing his confidence that they will respect the conditions of the armistice, and conform as bitherto to the orders of the Government. The Garibaldians bad effeoted the retrograde movement to the line of demarcation in perfect order.
MEXICO. NEW YORK, August 3. Intelligence from the City of Mexico on the 27th ulfc., published here, states that an attempt at a revelation had been made in that city. The conspirators wece arrested and banished. Excitement is reported to pre- vail in Y uotlotan;