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dfOlCtSK. FRANCE. A Standard Rome telegram saw. active secret corresjs^ndence is being carried on between the Vatican and tfce [principal clerical personages In FrAnce respect- ing tire-candidate to succeed Marshal. MacMahon. TURKEY, While General Todleben was sneaking at the close of a review on Saturday he was fired at by a young Greek araaeed with a pistol, but the old general escaped un- hart, and the Greek was arrested. The BRITISH FLEET.—InstrucJfcions have been received by. Sir Austen Layard front England with regard to the British fleet. The vessels are to leave the Sea of Marmora following the withdrawal of the Russian troops, and the latter began te embark on Wednesday. BATOUM.—The commander of the Turkish garrison in Batoum has announced to the inhabitants that the I.Russians will enter the Tuesday next. Although tihe Turkish garrison has no intention of disputing the entry of the Russians, the Lazes are posted in three divisions in positions which command the approaches to the town, and where they intend to oppose the advance ■ of the Muscovite*. RUSSIAN ATROCITIES.—The Telegraplt's Pera corres- pondent has ascertained from members of the Rhodope Commission that the insurrection of the Pomaks con- tinues, that Russian officials recognise it, and address Midhat Bey officially an Commander-in-chief of the national Pomak army. This fact, if Prince Labanoff's report of the revolt is to be believed, has been sup- pressed. The Russians -are gathering in the harvest in the neutral zone between the outposts, and fire upon Moslems who may venture within range; the crops harvested belong to the Mussulman population who have been driven to the mountains. As to the Rhodope Commission, the official reports contain fearful lists of the acts of cruelty perpetrated by the Russian soldiery: Turks were burnt by scares in barns, pregnant women were ripped open, and other females were smeared with tar and burnt. The Times remarks that a few weeks more of Russo-Bulgarian misrule would go far to clear away one entire class øf the population. CYPRUS. Sir Garnet Wolseley has requested Sir A. H. Layard to send to the island Turkish refugees of the labouring class. AUSTRIA, THE OCCUPATION OF BOSNIA.—In Vienna there is a widespread belief that the Austro-Hungarian troops have practically to meet a combination of Turkey, Servia, and Montenegro, though there are official denials. This belief has caused depression in Francis Joseph's capital, while in Pesth there is great excite- ment consequent of the losses sustained by the Hun- garian portion of the army of occupation. The Vienna Cabinet is charged with attempting the extermination of the Magyars by thus sending them to slaughter.— On Friday the Bosnian insurgents attacked the Austrians near Doboj, and, although they were repulsed, it was at the cost of great loss to the Austrians. The insurgents are also fortifying one of the towns in their possession. General Philippovich is reported to have said that he would require 150,000 men to accomplish the work assigned him. Three Austrian regiments, containing a number ot Servians, which formed a part of the army of occupation, became mutinous, and every tenth man taken by list was shot. This did not stop the disaffection, and after some more executions the regi- ment was sent back to Austria as prisoners. The Servian Government has issued stringent regulations against afisistallce being rendered to the Bosnians; nevertheless, through private hands in Servia, it is believed that ammunition is still received, coming from ports in the JEgean. Reinforcements are being hastened to Bosnia from all parts of the Austrian Empire and strong forces have been assigned to protect the Hun- garian, Servian, and other frontiers. Thousands of Christian insurgents are reported to be flocking to the standard of the old leader Peko Paulovich in Herze- govina, in consequence of the severe measures taken by General Philippovich.—The capture of Serajevo has been followed by a temporary lull in active operations. The rumour is revived that a convention has bedn agreed upon between Turkey and Austria, which is to be signed in a few day* but the feeling excited in Austria by the defence of Serajevo is such that an earnest cry is being raised against the Hag of that country floating beside the Turkish Crescent from Serajevo Castle, which is one of the points insisted upon in the draft Convention. GERMANY. DECAPITATION OF HODEL.—Hodel, who attempted to assassinate the German Emperor in May last, was executed last week. He preserved up to the last moment the insolence which had characterised him throughout. INDIA. THK ENGLISH MISSION TO CABUL. The Calcutta correspondent of the Times telegraphs General Sir Neville Chamberlain is expected to arrive at Simla on Friday, and will there await the Ameer's reply to the proposal to receive an English mission at Cabul. The attitude of sulky hostility which the Ameer has now for so long maintained towards the Indian Government renders the despatch of this mission very critical, and imperatively requires that the negotiations which is now attempted to re-open should be handled with the utanost delicacy and circumspection. No such import- ant errand has been projected since Sir Alexander Buxne's mission in 1837. UNITED STATES. Yellow fever is causing havoc as well as scare in the Crescent City and other parts of the Southern States of America. A New Orleans telegram reports 115 new cases and 47 deaths in that city, and 13 deaths at Memphis, while at Grenada people are dying without medical attendance. Teke-IBLe RAILWAY ACCIDENT.—The most fatal railway calamity that has occurred in America for the past two years is described in the New York papers of August 8th. The Great Southern express, from New York, just after crossing the Ohio river, met, whilst rounding a curve, a freight train going at full steam. Breaks and reversal of the engines did little to mitigate the crash which ensued, both locomotives instantly toppling over the embankment.. The postal car was smashed, and three of its four occupants instantly killed. The smoking car, with thirty sleeping emigrants, was crushed, said six of them killed, all the remainder being injured. The next car was occupied by ladies and children, most of whom were mutilated, and some killed. The utter darkness and absence by death of all the officials made the terror and confusion the greater, and a long time elapsed before help was obtained. Fourteen corpses were then taken out of the wreck, and several persons crashed almost beyond hope. AFRICA. THE RAFFIR REBELLION.—Advices from Cape Town si&te that fighting is still going on between the cojoaists and the rebels in South Africa. The latter have not yet Availed themselves of the amnesty offered them aa it w expected they wld have done, but their hesita- tion ie attributed to the fact that their chiefs are ex- cluded from its benefits. Several recent outrages have been committed by the natives, and the position of affairs eeamit to be a grave one.

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