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NEWS OF THE WEEK. Good accounts were received, last week, from the Princes Alfred and Arthur. The former was in Norway, and had proceeded as far as the North Cape. Prince Arthur was in Switzerland. He had been staying at Cliamouiiix, and had ascend- ed ou foot towards Mont Blauo, as far as the Grand Alitlets. Next week, the Prince and Princess of Wales go to Denmark. Their Royal Highnesses will be escorted by the Channel Fleet. On Thursday, the Queen was to leave Osborne for Windsor where the Duchess of Saxe-Coburg- Gotha is expected, on Friday, or Saturday, on a visit to Her Majesty. On the latter day, the Prince and Princess Louis of Hesse, will take leave of her Majesty, on their return to Germany. Their Royal Highnesses will embark either at Woolwich or Graveseiid.-Her Majesty will hold a Council at Windsor on the 27th and soon after- wards leave for Balmoral. A tire of extraordinary extent, was last week 'burning for some time before it was discovered, in the Government plantation, near Farnham, known as Woolmer Forest. When discovered, the wood over many acres had been destroyed. On Friday, the further progress of the flames was stayed, by detachments being sent from the en- campment at Aldershott, to dig broad trenches, across which the flames could not reach. The damage is immense. There is little doubt that the fire was the work of incendiaries and Rome gipsies are suspected, who were prevented from pitching their tents there. On Tuesday, Lord Palmerston visited his con- stituents at Tiverton, for the first time for seve- ral years. He was received with shouts of wel- come and made a brief speech to the populace from his hotel window. In the afternoon, there was a banquet at the Town-hall, the Mayor in the chair. The guest of the evening made a long speech in acknowledging his health in the course of which he admitted, that the reason we did not assist the Danes, was, that we had no means of sending out a force able to cope with the armies Germany could send against us. The riots at Belfast continued the greater part of last week, assuming on Wednesday and Thurs- a most alarming aspect. The respectable inhabi- tants,—Protestant and Roman Catholic—exerted themselves to preserve the peace. The former petitioned the Government to supersede the ma- gistrates by two Government Commisssoners, as they had no confidence in them. On Thursday, there were riots at Duttdalk, where the Roman Catholics burned King William III, in effigy, and broke the windows of Protestants. Riots were also apprehended at Newry, Cork, and Diibliii but the precautions taken by the magistrates in those places prevented any collision between the hostile parties. On Monday, tJ)" intelligence re- ceived in London, was to the ettect, that the dis- turbances at Belfast had ceased, not through the action of the police, the military, or the magis- trates-but by the respectable inhabitants of the city taking the matter into their own hands visitill" the districts from whence the rioters came, reasoning with them, and obtaining from each party, promises of remaining quiet, if they were not attacked by the other. During the riots several persons were killed and numbers wounded. A good many are in custody and will be tried at the sessions. On Tuesday, the Belgian Chambers were re- opened without a speech from the throne. The Prince de Ligne was re-elected President of the Senate. The sessions will only last for a few days We learn from Warsaw, that the palatinate of Augustowo will be incorporated with Russia on the 27th inst. It is to remain under the admin- istration of a Polish Governor; and General Zobolocki has been nominated to the post. We may hope that all will be soon arranged be- tween Denmark and her oppressors, as negocia- tions for the definitive treaty of peace will soon be opened at Vienna. The delay has been occa- sioned by the difficulty experienced in arranging the financial question between Denmark and the Duchies. As a consequence of the cession of Schleswig, it was announced to the Danish Landsthing on the 15th, that the Constitution of last Novem- ber no longer existed. M. de Blackme, on being questioned, said, the Rigsrad would also cease to exist, but the ministers could not say, at present, what would be substituted for it.—The Crown Prince and Princess of Sweden visited Copenha- gen on the 18th they breakfasted with the King on the 19th, and left in the evening for Sweden. —Prince Humbert, of Italy, is also on a visit to Copenhagen. He embarked at Lubeck, for that city, on the 32nd inst., and arrived at Copen- hagen the next day. He goes from the Danish capital to Stockholm. A semi-official paper at Berlin, informs us, that the Saxon Government has withdrawn the motion proposed to the Diet, in reference to Schleswig and Holstein, foreseeing that it would be unable to obtain a majority. The Saxon Diet closed on Tuesday, when the King regretted that his troops had not taken part in the war and expressed a hope that the Schleswig Holstein question would find a favourable solution one in accordance with the rights and wishes of Germany. Some natives of Schleswig are agitating for the purpose of obtaining a general vote of the popula- tion, as to their future government, after the conclusion of peace. At present, the Austrians and Prussians appear determined to occupy both Duchies. Gen. Gablentz, the commander of the Austrian army arrived on Friday, at Altona, and made arrangements for taking Holstein out of the hands of the Federal troops. The alliance between Austria and Prussia, dis- approved of by the German States, and looked upon with suspicion by France, does not appear to be popular in Austria itself. The Ost Deutsche Fast, of Vienna, of the 14th inst., "Looks in vain for a single advantage to indemnify Austria for the infinite disadvantages and dangers for the future, that are inseparable from the alliance." This seems to be the general opinion throughout the empire, to judge from the tone of the press. —The Sovereigns aud their ministers, however, appear disposed to continue the alliance.—The King of Prussia is now at the Palace of Schon- brunn, on a visit to the Emperor. He arrived at Vienna on Saturday, and was received by the Emperor at the railway station, from whence the two monarchs went to Schonbrun, and where Count Rechbern and Herr Von Bismark had a long interview on Monday.—It is stated this week, that the Czar has ordered a reduction in his army as the Prussian army is also reduced, it does not look as if the sovereigns contemplated war. Very gay was Paris, last week, in consequence of the visit of Don Francisco de Assis, titular King of Spain, he having married the reigning Queen, Isabella. The fire at Limoges was a me- lancholy harbinger of his arrival; but after the first day it appeared to be forgotten. The da- mage done is not so great as was stated at first; but the loss must be more than £ 200,000. The King of Spain sent a liberal donation to the suf- ferers. His Majesty drove about the streets of Paris incognito, on Wednesday, the 17th. He is described as "a delicate looking man, very grave and gentlemanlike in his appearance." He held a reception at the Spanish embassy on Thursday morning. It was numerously attended, as was the dinner at the Tuileries in the evening the hos- pitality of the Emperor appearing to be unbound- ed. On Friday, the great feature of the day was the review in the Champs des Mars, where 70,000 men of the Imperial and National Guards, and the troops of the line were on the ground. There were slight showers but they did not prevent crowds of people from attending, nor interfere with the dashing manoeuvres of the troops.—On Saturday, the fetes at Versailles took place and columns might be occupied with descriptions of them. All the attractions of that picturesque, and at the same time splendid retreat, were dis- played. On Friday, Queen Christina came to Paris, and was visited by the King, who had intended going to Havre to see her, if she had not prevented him by arriving at the capital. Her Majesty's visit was caused by the illness of her daughter, the Princess Ladislas Czartoriska, who died on Friday night, soon after the arrival of the Queen.—The King left Paris on Sunday, and arrived at Bay- onne at 9 a.m., on Monday. It seems the French gamins have adopted a cant cry in the same way as ours formerly used the expressions, "How's your poor feet?" or "Does your Mother know you're out?" The phrase in Paris, is E Lambert! It was very freely used on the 15th and the police, putting a political construction upon it, made several hun- dred arrests. Several thousand copies of a song, the refrain being "Lambert," were also seized at the printers. We have this week, accounts of disturbances— the telegram terms them a "revolution, "-in Switzerland. The elections have been in progress at Geneva and on Snnday last, the radical com- mittee annulled the election of oM. Cheneviere, the Conservative candidate, to the Council of State. When this was known on Monday, the Con- servatives surrounded the building, in which the sittings of the Council where held. The inhabi- tants of the Faubourg St. Gervais armed them- selves, and a conflict ensued, in which four per- sons were killed, and 15 wounded. One account says that barricades were erected. A battalion of militia arrived, and restored order; and the Federal Council sent M. Fornerod as special Com- missioner. At the last accounts, disturbances had broken out again. We are informed, from Madrid, under date of the 20th inst., that an officer and some sergeants of the Regiment Saboya, had been tried by a Court-martial, on a charge of conspiracy, and acquitted. No disturbances had taken place in Madrid. The Union, of Paris informs us, that it has been hinted to Francis II. of Naples, that his fur- ther stay at Rome, is, in the opinion of the Go- vernments of France and Austria, inexpedient. It is supposed he will go to Spain.—The Pope's Minister of War, M. Merode, left Rome on the 21st, for Paris, where he will remain for a few days. On the 21stinst., the coronation of the statue of Rosine took place at Pesaro. A large number of spectators was present who displayed the greatest enthusiasm. The ministers, Peruzzi and Manna also attended the former delivered a speech on the occasion, on presenting a medal, sent by the municipalities of Florence and Bres- lau. The Greeks, having annexed the Ionian Islands, are longing for more territory. We learn, by ad- vices received at Trieste, from Athens, that the deputies from Cephalonia, propose that the As- sembly should call on the Government to declare it is the wish of the nation that Candia, Thessaly, and Epirus, should be peaceably annexed to Greece, by means of treaties. -We do not think it very likely that the Porte will, "peaceably," consent to such an arangemeut. Despatches received at Marseilles, on Saturday, confirm previous rumours of renewed disturbance in the province of Oran. Si-Mohammei had raised the tribes of several districts, who had cut the telegraph wires, and pillaged caravan serais. The troops had established a military oordon, con- fining the insurrection, and preventing any rein- forcements reaching the insurgents. The Cape Mail brings accounts from Cape Town to the 13th of July. Trade was then dull. Par- liament was to be prorogued the day the mail left. The removal to Graham's town was considered unnecessary and it was doubtful whether the experiment would be repeated.—The alarm raised on the frontier of an intention on the part of Kroli's people to cross the Bashee, turned out to be groundless; but the country along the coast line was represented as being in a disturbed state. An arrival from New York, at the close of last week, brought papers which repeated the report of Admiral Farragat having attached Mobile. The accounts were unofficial, and stated that, with a large fleet of 17 gun-boats and ironclads, he succeeded in passing forts Gaines and Morgan, which commanded the entrance to the harbour. He then attacked Mobile; and subsequent advices inform us that one Federal ram had been sunk; whilst two of the Confederate rams had been cap- tured, and another beached. On the 5th instant, the Federals had sacrificed Dauphin a Laud, on which Fort Gaines is situated. The same papers inform us, that, at 10 a.m. on the 5th instant, the Confederates crossed the Potomac in three bodies, of from 6,000 to 8,000 each. They united at Hayerstown, and marched on Cumberland and Pittsburg. They did not remain many days be- fore they again retired and New York advices, of the 10th, states that Averill had followed, and defeated them at Moorfield, Virginia, capturing 600 men, and 4 guns. Grant was still before Petersburg. An attack of the Confederates had been repulsed. It was reported that Mr. Stanton had resigned, and that the President had accepted his resignation. Official advices from Mexico, to the loth of July, have been received at Paris, which state that several unimportant engagements bad taken place between some bands and the troops. The sanitary condition of the army was satisfactory. The Indian mail has arrived. The dates are- Calcutta, July 15th Bombay, July 23rd. It seems that in Bhrotan and Burmah, preparations are making for war with England but probably they are only defensive.—The victories of the Ameer of Cabool over his rebellious brothers are confirmed. The war at Cabool, at the last ac- counts, strengthening his position, and increasing his armies.—Some new financial regulation have been made in connection with India. By an or- der from the Secretary of State for India, the Governor General is prohibited from sanctioning any expenditure above £301) per annum, without reference to England. And a minute of the Go- vernor General directs the financial member of his council, not to sanction any expenditure be- yond £ 60 per month, without reference to his excellency.—The dates from Shanghai are to July 5th. The papers inform us that the Por- tuguese plenipotentionaries had been unable to obtain a satisfaction of their treaty with the Chi- nese Government.—No fresh movements had been made by the rebels but they must hold more places than Hoo-chow and Nankin stated in late reports, to be the only cities in their hands. The Futo (the imperial commander) is said to have "taken two more cities and those named are still in the possession of the Tsepings.

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