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I FROM OUR PRIVATE CORRESPONDENT. Losnojf, THURSDAY EVENING. The Copenhagen Fagdrelandet, of Saturday, says,— It is generally reported, that the Prince and Princess of Wales will visit our Royal Family in September. Another Copenhagen paper informs us, that Prince Al- fred will visid Iceland, and return to England at the beginning of next month.—Here, in London, the report is, that the Prince and Princess of Wales will embark at some northern port, probably Aberdeen, on the 3rd of September. Only a limited suite will accompany them. The Queen continues in good health at Osborne. The Prince and Princess Louis of Hesse, are still on a visit to her Majesty. Earl Russell and family left Pembroke Lodge on Tuesday afternoon, for Woburn Abbey, which has been placed at the noble Earl's disposal by the Duke of Bed- ford and he will remain there several weeks.-The same day, Sir Robert Peel and family left their resi- dence, Whitehall Gardens, for Drayton Manor, Stafford- shire. With the Earl of Carlisle ill, and the distur- bances at Belfast, I think Sir Robert Peel's proper place is Dublin, and not Drayton. I regret to say, the Belfast riots continue. On Tues- day, the navvies, who are Roman Catholics, challenged the ship-carpenters, who are Orangemen, and yesterday, it appears, they fought, when the navvies were forced into the mud banks of the harbour, and fired on from the shore. Nine or ten received gun-shot wounds, and one is reported dead. A correspondent of the Standard says, "their appearance, up to their necks in mud, was truly heart-rending." I cannot help asking where were the magistrates, the police, and the military ? And of what use are they, if they cannot prevent such hor- rible scenes as Belfast has presented, for the last week ? I am certain such prolonged riots could not have taken place any where in England. Last night, I may add, the town appears to have been in possession of the mili- tary. The French papers are occupied with reports of the fete of Monday, when the tide of strangers flocking into the French capital is described as enormous." All went off well.—At present, the fetes held in honour of the King of Spain attract the attention of the public. His Majesty, at nine o'clock on Tuesday night, arrived at St. Cloud's, and was received by the Emperor at the entrance to the park. A grand reception afterwards took place. The King of Belgium, after the elections, left Lacken for Ostend. The royal family of Wurtemburg are at that town, and continually interchanges of courtesy take place between them and the royal family of Bel- gium, thereby giving to Ostend an unusual degree of importance and eclat. Accounts from Warsaw, dated yesterday, inform us, that three Poles had been convicted of attempts on the life of Gen. Berg; and six of complicity iu those at. tempts. Of the former, one was hung, and the other two had their sentence of death commuted to one of 29 years' hard labour. The six are to be confined, some too fifteen, and others to twelve years' hard labour at the mines. With respect to the Duchies, the rumour to-day, is, that Austria and Prussia intend to propose the establish- ment of a Provisional Government of three members, one to represent the Diet. Prussia seems determined to take possession of Kiel. On the 13th and 15th inst., two Prussian officers weae inspecting that port; and on Tuesday, a telegram informs us, that two Prussian cor- vettes, and a division of Prussian gun-boats, was shortly expected there. On that day, and yesterday, a division of the Prussian flotilla, was making a trial trip in the Schleswig waters of the Baltic. The Conferences upon the definitive treaty, founded on the preliminaries, are to be opened at Vienna, on Saturday. That treaty will be concluded, there is no doubt; and then comes the question, how are the duties to be disposed of ? It is the general opinion, that Prus- sia wants to "annex" them; a measure which would be very acceptable to the Prussian people; but quite as un; acceptable to the people of Schleswig Holstein, to the small States, and to Austria. If the latter dare be firm, King William, and Herr von Bismark will not carry their point; if not, they will. The Prince of Auguatenburg, in compliance with the desire of the Diet, has employed three counsel to draw up a memorandum, asserting his claim to the Duchies; they can, however, only reproduce the documents and arguments already known. It has been stated, that the Prince had been requested to leave the country; but advices from Hamburg, of the 15th, represent these ru. mours as false. On Thursday evening, the 11th inst., a dreadful fire broke out at Limoges, which was not extinguished till Tuesday. About 200 houses were consumed and many families rendered destitute. The Emperor sent his aide- de-camp, Colonel Reille, to relieve them; the Empress and the [Prince Imperial, each contributing 10,000f (C 400) for that purpose. The American papers received this week, are full of details connected with the battle between Grant and Lee, at Petersburg. It is quite evident the former had suffered a most disastrous repulse, and there is every reason to believe that his army has retreated. The re- ports current at New York, on the 6th inst., were, that he had arrived at Washington; and that a portion of his troops bad entered Maryland. In Georgia, the Federal Stoneman, reported to have effectually cut the railway communication between Ma- son and Atlanta, had been captured by the Confede- rates, with 500 men. It is also stated, that Gen. M'Call's division was defeated, while retreating, and numerous prisoners made. Great alarm was manifested in Pennsylvania at the

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