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Perhaps Louis XV. never looked so little like a XV. was small compared with that of his predeking as when he dined or supped in public—a cessor, Louis XIV. The“ state' of the latter was, peculiar manifestation of his kingly character. in all things, more “ cumbersome.” To be helpThe Parisians and their wives used to hurry down less was to be dignified; and to do nothing for to Versailles on a Sunday, to behold the feeding himself, and to think of nothing but himself, was of the beast which it cost them so much to keep. the sole life-business of this very illustrious king. 'On these occasions he always had boiled eggs A dozen men dressed him; there was one for before him. He was uncommonly dexterous in every limb that had to be covered. His breakfast decapitating the shell by a single blow from his was as lumbering a matter as his toilette; and he fork; and this feat he performed weekly at his tasted nothing till it had passed through the hands own table, for the sake of the admiration which of half-a-dozen dukes. It took even three nobleit excited in the cockney beholders. But an egg men, ending with a prince of the blood, to prebroken by the king, or Damiens broken alive upon sent him a napkin with which to wipe his lips, the wheel, and torn asunder by wild horses—each before he addressed himself to the more serious was a sight gazed upon, even by the youthful fair, business of the day. with a sort of admiration for the executioner! The glory of the epicureanism of Louis XV. was
SOXSETS. his “magic table," and the select worthless people
BY PARK BENJAMIN.. . ?. especially invited to dine with him thereat. In 1780 the Countess of Oberkirch saw this table,
W HAT though my years are falling like thy even then a relic and wreck of the past. She VV leaves, and a gay party of great people, who hoped that | Oh, Autumn! when the winds are plumed with God had created the world only for the comfort nightof those whom He had honored by allowing to They have thy colors, thy enameled light, be born “noble," paid a visit to the apartments And all the fullness of thy ripened sheaves. of the late king" in the Tuileries. There, among Of verdant joys aggressive Time bereaves, other things, she saw the celebrated magic table. And the glad transports of unclouded dawn; the springs of which, she says, “had become
But though the shadows deepen on Life's lawn, rusty from disuse." The good Lady, who had
Rays of serene and solemn beauty shed
A mellow lustre on my fading hours, not the slightest intention in the world to be | And with a calm and tempered joy I tread satirical, thus describes the wondrous article, at Paths still bedecked with iridescent flowersthe making of which Pompadour had presided : Like thine, oh, Autumn! ere the sober gray " It was placed in the centre of a room, where Or Winter steals thy glorious tints away. none were allowed to enter but the invited guests
II. of Louis XV. It would accommodate thirty per- | Upon an eminence I seem to stand, sons. In the centre was a cylinder of gilt cop- And look around me. Backward I survey per, which could be pressed down by springs, and A lovely prospect, stretching far away would return with its top, which was surrounded Through mists that curtain all the nearer land. by a band, covered with dishes. Around were there once I wandered gayly, hand in hand placed four dumb waiters, on which would be. With the companions of my happy spring; found every thing that was necessary." In 1789 It was Life's realm of Fairy, rainbow-spanned,
| the Countess says: “This table no longer exists, |
Where birds and brooks together loved to sing,
And every cloud made pictures as it sailed. having been long since destroyed, with every
That music yet resounds, those pictures shine thing that could recall the last sad years of a
| Through the far distance Time has faintly vailed,
r monarch who would have been good if he had
But not obscured; and still I dream them mine, not been perverted by evil counsels."
Though many a rock, stream, valley intervene After all, the gastronomic greatness of Louis Between me and that fairy-haunted scene.
Płonthly Krrord nf Current Events.
THE UNITED STATES.
| Committee, consisting of Senators Jones, of Iowa, MONGRESS adjourned on the morning of Mon-C. C. Clay, Jun., and J. W. Williams, vindicating Uday, August 7th. Not much business of general the grant, on the ground that Congress had frequent. interest was transacted during the last weeks of its | ly rewarded eminent services to the country in this Session. In the Senate, on the 15th of July, the way—that the case was analogous to that of a solresolutions passed by the House, approving Captain dier who is killed while fighting the battles of his Ingraham's prompt rescue of Martin Koszta in the country, and especially because Congress could in Bay of Smyrna, were adopted, after being amended this way express its approbation of the law which so as to avoid the formal vote of thanks, substitut- | Mr. Batchelder was trying to execute, and its ening therefor the simple award of a medal. A bill couragement to all citizens to give it their support. was reported in the Senate on the 13th from the A minority of the Committee, consisting of Messrs. Committee on Pensions, granting a pension to the Seward and Sumner, object to this action, because widow of James Batchelder, who was killed while no evidence whatever of the facts of the case has assisting the United States Marshal to recapture a been submitted-because indictments have been fugitive slave in Boston, in May last. Accompany found against several persons for being engaged in ing the bill was a report from the majority of the the riot in which Batchelder lost his life, and Congress ought not to adjudicate the case in advance of submitted an elaborate report upon the extent and trial-because it is contrary to all precedent to causes of the mortality on board Emigrant ships, award pensions for the mere discharge of duty in and the best means of applying a remedy ; accomcivil cases--because the majority report unwarrant. I panying it was a bill providing more strict regulaably arraigns the conduct of the people of Massa- tions for all ships that may bring emigrant passenchusetts-and finally, because, deeming the Fugitive gers to the United States. Owing to the lateness Slave Law unconstitutional, they are not disposed of the session no action was taken upon the subto recognize any services rendered in its enforce-ject.- A bill granting a homestead from the public ment as meritorious in their character. The pen- lands to every actual settler was discussed for sev. sion was subsequently granted, being embodied in eral weeks in the two Houses : an amendment, the Appropriation Bill.-On the 1st of August a offered by Mr. Cobb, of Alabama, graduating the resolution offered by Senator Mason was adopted, prices of the public lands, was finally adopted in its desiring the President to inform the Senate, if stead. All lands which have been in market ten not incompatible with the public interest, whether years are subject to entry at one dollar per acre ; any thing had arisen since his special message of fifteen years, at seventy-five cents, and so on in the March 15, concerning our relations with the Span- same ratio; those which have been in market thirty ish government which, in his opinion, may dispense years being offered at twelve and a half cents. with the suggestions therein contained, touching the Every person availing himself of the provisions of propriety of provisional measures by Congress to the act must make affidavit that he enters the land meet any exigency that may arise in the recess of for his own use; and no one can acquire under Congress affecting those relations. A brief message them from the United States more than 320 acres. in reply was received on the same day, in which Several treaties negotiated with foreign powers the President stated that nothing had been done to have been considered and acted upon by the Senate remove past grounds of complaint, nor to afford bet. in secret session. The treaty negotiated with Japan ter security for justice and tranquillity in the future. by Commodore Perry has been ratified, as has also The formal demand for indemnity in the case of the the treaty negotiated at Washington by Lord Elgin, Black Warrior, instead of having been satisfied, for establishing reciprocity of trade between the had led to a justification on the part of the Spanish United States and the British Provinces; the acgovernment of the action of the Cuban authorities, tion of the several provincial parliaments is neces. and had thus transferred the responsibility of those sary to give validity to the provisions of the lastacts to the Spanish government. Meantime reliable named treaty. A treaty has also been negotiated information had been received that fresh prepara- with Russia, and ratified by the Senate, guarantee. tions had been made within the limits of the United King the neutrality of the United States in the presStates for invading Cuba; and he had issued his ent war, and recognizing, as a doctrine of interna. proclamation enjoining the utmost vigilance upon tional law, the principle that free ships make free all Federal officers to prevent so gross a violation goods, and that the property of neutrals, unless conof the law. Nothing had occurred, the President traband of war, shall be respected, even if found added, to dispense with the suggestions he had pre on board enemies' vessels.-Several Indian treaties viously made that Congress should take provisional have also been ratified, the details of which have no measures to insure the observance of our rights and general interest. the protection of our interests. The message was From the Isthmus, we have intelligence of the referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, destruction of the town of San Juan, or Greytown, which reported on the 3d, that they agreed with the on the Mosquito Coast, by bombardment from a President in the opinion that in view of the prox- | United States ship of war, under circumstances imity of Cuba to our coast, it was vain to expect which give the act a good deal of importance. Some that a series of unfriendly acts, infringing on our months since, property was alleged to have been rights, could long consist with the preservation of stolen from the Accessory Transit Company, and peaceful relations. The full reparation that has removed within the limits of San Juan. A demand been demanded by the President, with adequate for its restoration was made by the agent of the guarantees for the future, can alone satisfy the just Company upon the authorities of the town, who expectations of the country; and the Committee replied that after diligent inquiry they could obtain would not hesitate to recommend the adoption of no trace of such property, nor any evidence that it provisional measures, but for the fact that only four had ever been brought within their jurisdiction. months are to elapse before the next session of For this the Company claims damages from the Congress. As the interval is so brief, the Commit- town to the amount of $16,000. In 1853, the Comtee deemed it advisable to leave the whole matter pany hired of the authorities a site on Point Arenas, in the hands of the Executive. A bill passed by agreeing to vacate it when required to do so. The Congress making appropriations for the repair, com- requisition was made in March, 1853, and refused pletion, and preservation of sundry public works, by the Company, upon which the authorities proheretofore commenced under the authority of the ceeded to remove the building, which was a mere Government, was returned on the 5th by the Pres- shed for temporary purposes. For this the Comident, with his objections. He says they belong to pany claim damages to the amount of $8000. In that class of measures generally known as In- | May of the present year, a negro captain of a river ternal Improvements by the General Government, boat was shot by Captain Smith, who commanded which he has always deemed unconstitutional. I a steamer plying on the river, who had previously Some of the provisions of the bill seem to him na. had some difficulty with him. The general testitional in their character, and if they had stood alone mony, both of Americans and others who witnessed would have received his approval ; but blended as the affair, was that it was a deliberate murder. A they are with others, he has no alternative but to warrant was issued by the Mayor of San Juan for withhold his signature from the bill as a whole. - Smith's arrest; but the officer who went on board Previous to the adjournment a great variety of topics the steamer to execute it was resisted by the passen. were discussed, and attempts were made to pass gers, headed by Mr. Borland, the Minister of the bills upon subjects of public interest. Senator Fish United States to Nicaragua, who justified his conduct by saying that he was instructed not to recog- , rich rein of bituminous coal is said to have been nize in any way the authority of Greytown, which discovered in the neighborhood of Rogue River. claims to derive its authority from the Mosquito In Oregon new discoveries of gold are attracting King, as separate and distinct from Nicaragua. attention. The next Legislature of the Territory, Mr. Borland afterward went on shore, and an at- just elected, will contain seven Democrats and tempt was made to arrest him, on charge of ob- two Whigs in the Council, and twenty-three Demstructing officers of the law in the discharge of their ocrats and six Whigs in the House. duty. This was resisted, and in the melée that en- From the Sandwich Islands we have intelligence sued Mr. Borland was struck on the face with a to the middle of June. The birth-day of Queen bottle thrown by some person unknown.— On the Victoria was celebrated at Honolulu by the En. 10th of June the United States ship Cyane was glish and French residents with great éclat, on the sent to San Juan, under Commander Hollins, who 24th of May. The inhabitants are greatly delighted was instructed to consult with Mr. J.W.Fabens, the l at the prospect of having a line of steamers between United States commercial agent there, and to take San Francisco and their islands. A resolution had such steps to enforce the demands of the United been offered in the Parliament for a joint session States Government as might be necessary. On the to take into consideration the petitions for annex. Ilth of July Mr. Fabens made a formal demand on ation to the United States, but it was finally withthe authorities for the immediate payment of $24,000, drawn. as indemnity for the property of the Transit Com
GREAT BRITAIN. pany which had been stolen and destroyed, and a No events of special importance have occurred prompt arology for the insult offered to Mr. Bor- in England during the month. A brief discussion land, with satisfactory assurances of future good was had in the House of Commons, on the 4th of behavior toward the United States and her public July, relating to a topic of some interest in this functionaries. To this no reply was received; and country. Mr. Phillimore moved a resolution, that, on the 12th, Commander Hollins issued a procla- however the peculiar circumstances of this war mation declaring that, by virtue of his instructions might justify a relaxation of the principle that the from the United States Government, unless the goods of an enemy in the ship of a friend are lawdemands were complied with by nine o'clock the ful prize, it would be inconsistent with the honor next morning, he should bombard the town. A and security of the country to renounce or surrencopy of this proclamation was sent on board the der the right. Mr. P. cited a great number of auBritish ship Bermuda, whose commander, Lieuten-thorities in support of his position, and was anant Jolley, protested against the threatened bom- swered by Sir William Molesworth, who denied bardment, saying that such an act would be with his doctrine, and disputed the validity of the auout precedent among civilized nations, and that a thorities he had cited, contending that almost all large amount of property belonging to British sub- the best modern publicists dissented from the old jects would be destroyed, which it was his duty to authorities, and supported the rule “ free ships, protect; but as the force under his command was free goods." Sir William developed and discussed totally inadequate for its protection against the Cy- at considerable length the arguments urged by the ane, he could only enter his protest. Commander friends of the extension of neutral rights, who mainHollins replied to this note that he was only fulfill. tained that a belligerent had no more right to enter ing the orders of his Government—that he sympa a neutral ship to search for enemy's goods than to thized with Lieutenant Jolley in the risk of En- enter a neutral port for that purpose ; and that, so glish subjects and property, and that he “regretted long as an independent Sovereign was at peace exceedingly that the force under his command was with a belligerent Power, the latter had no right to not doubly equal to that of the Cyane."-On the ask any questions as to articles on board the ships morning of the 12th, a guard of marines and sea- of subjects of the neutral Sovereign. So far from men went on shore to secure the arms and ammu- the principle contended for by Mr. Phillimore being nition, and to remove property exposed to destruc- indisputably true, he insisted that it was demontion. On the next morning a steamer was sent to strably false, and he appealed to bilateral treaties the shore to aid British subjects in removing their concluded between Great Britain and the maritime persons and property to a place of safety; but only Powers of Western Europe, from that of 1654 with a few availed themselves of it. At nine o'clock the Portugal, which recognized as a rule of amicable batteries of the Cyane were opened upon the town, intercourse that free ships make free goods—which and firing was kept up at intervals until four o'clock, rule was all but invariable during the last two cenwhen a party was sent on shore to complete the turies, although it had not always been observed destruction of the town by setting the houses on in practice. He went on to discuss the practical fire, which was done.—Lieutenant Jolley, after question, and urged that even if the opposite docthe town had been destroyed, declared it to be un trine were true, it ought not to be proclaimed by der his protection, and proclaimed martial law. Parliament unless practical benefit would result The English papers in Jamaica, regarding San therefrom. Mr. Phillimore replied, but declined Juan as under British protection, denounce its to press his resolution to a division. On the bombardment as an insult to Great Britain, and 24th, an interesting debate took place in the House demand redress.
of Lords on the ministerial demand for a credit From California we have intelligence to the mid of three millions to carry on the war. Lord Aberdle of July. The news of most interest relates to the deen opened the discussion by saying that whatever extensive fires by which various parts of the State differences might have existed as to the origin of have been visited. At San Francisco on the 10th, the war, all would agree that it ought now to be a fire destroyed property to the amount of over two carried on with vigor. The Marquis of Clanricarde hundred thousand dollars : on the same day the commented sharply on the meagre statement Lord town of Columbia lost nearly half a million, and Aberdeen had submitted : not one word had been Sacramento suffered even more severely. The min. said of the bravery and endurance exhibited by the ing news continues to be favorable. The wheat and Turks ; not one word of the progress or condition grain crops generally promise to be abundant. A of the war. There had been successes, it was true, but they were successes, not of British, but of and she had asked the Governments of England Turkish troops, on whose valor Lord Aberdeen and France to communicate to her their opinion. might have bestowed a word of praise. Some aç. The answer of England and France had been, that count might have been expected as to the operations the reply of the Emperor of Russia did not afford of the fleets in the Baltic and the Black Sea, as | any ground for negotiation. While he would not say well as with regard to the stipulations of the Con- what conditions of peace England would accept, vention recently concluded between Austria and Lord John remarked that the state of affairs had Turkey, and of the line which Austria might be ex. greatly changed since the war commenced. The pected to take in general as to the war in the East. object of Russia had been to establish a southern The Earl of Clarendon in reply stated that there empire, the seat of which should be Constantinople. was every reason to believe that Austria was act. She had already established a great fortress in ing with good faith. She had summoned Russia to Southern Russia, considered to be impregnable, as evacuate the Principalities, and had equipped one far as art could make it, defended by and defending of the finest armies ever seen in modern times to a large naval force--a position so menacing to Turenforce her summons. It was scarcely possible key, that no treaty of peace would be safe which that, involved as the Emperor of Russia now was left to the Emperor of Russia such a possession. in this war, he could consent to retire from the What the securities should be, and how they should Principalities; and, on the other hand, it was im- be obtained, he did not say. The Government of possible that Austria, after the solemn engagements England had communicated with that of France on into which she had entered, could refrain from en the subject, and he had reason to think it coincided forcing her demand by arms. There was every with them. It was with regret he saw no sympreason to believe that she would soon co-operate toms on the part of Russia of a disposition to give actively with France and England. With regard such security, or even to depart from those de. to negotiations, the House might rely that the Gov. mands made by Prince Menschikoff which had been ernment had no intention of returning to the status indignantly rejected by the Porte. Mr. Disraeli quo, and that England and France would not relax took occasion to comment on Lord John's declaratheir efforts without a just and honorable peace, tion that peace would not be admissible which did and one worthy of the great cause in which they not involve the overthrow of Sevastapol and the were embarked, had been effectually secured. In surrender of the Crimea; but Lord John disclaimed the House of Commons on the same day Lord John having said any such thing, whereupon Mr. DisRussell gave an interesting statement of the pro-raeli made a still severer attack opon him for hav. gress of the war thus far. The allied fleets were ing changed his ground. The debate was protract. undisputed masters of the Baltic and the Black ed, but nothing further of importance was elicited. Sea: a British army exceeding 30,000 men had On a subsequent day the House had under been placed on the Turkish shores; the troops consideration a bill making it a misdemeanor to whom they went to succor had displayed the great. negotiate any securities which the Russian governest bravery and heroism; and the Russian army ment may have issued since the declaration of war. which crossed the Danube, supposed to amount to It was discussed, but no action was taken upon it. 30,000 men, had been driven back, ignominiously - On the 5th of July, M. Kossuth made two repulsed from the outworks of Silistria, after feats speeches at Glasgow, upon the policy of England of valor on the part of the defenders which emulated in regard to the Eastern war. In the first, he said the greatest examples of ancient or modern times. that it was no part of his purpose to appeal to pubWith regard to Austria, he said her interest in pre- lic sympathy in behalf of his country, for nations venting the absorption of Turkey by Russia was never act from sympathy, but are always controlled always greater than that of either England or by regard for their own interests. He knew that France, still the difficulties of her position must Great Britain would never do any thing from symbe borne in mind, as it would have been very im- pathy for Poland or for Hungary--she had never prudent for her to commit herself until she was yet stirred a finger for the sake of national freedom fully prepared. Her policy had been to exhaust abroad. Nothing but considerations of national every effort to attain the end desired by negotiation. self-interest could ever induce the British governVery lately she had sent a message to St. Peters- ment to do any thing for the rights of other nations. burg, to ask Russia to evacuate the Principalities, He desired, therefore, to appeal exclusively to and to fix a term for the evacuation, transmitting | British interests; and looking at the subject fron thither the protocol of April. The answer pre- that point of view, he felt perfectly sure that Great tended to be in some sort a compliance with the Britain could never attain the object she aimed at demands of Austria ; but the Emperor of Russia in the pending war except with the help of Hundid not fix any term for the evacuation of the Prin- gary and of Poland. He had felt free to urge this cipalities. He declared he was ready to adopt three upon the public mind of England, because he supprinciples contained in the protocol of April, but he posed England to be a constitutional country, jealomitted that which was its fundamental principle, ous of its rights, and free to canvass all measures that Turkey should form a part of the general sys. of public concern. The people of Nottingham had tem of Europe, and that question was at the bottom recently passed resolutions petitioning the governof the original differences between Turkey and ment not to rely upon an Austrian alliance in the Russia and of the war in which we were engaged. present war, but to appeal to the oppressed nationThe object of the Western Powers was, that the alities of Eastern Europe. The Minister of War Sultan, having confirmed the privileges of his had declined to present these resolutions to ParliaChristian subjects, should be admitted to form part ment on the ground that they had direct reference of the general European system, and govern her to matters which were exclusively within the prepeople with sovereign rights, and not look for pro rogative of the Crown. Under such circumstances, tection solely to Russia, but to the Powers of M. Kossuth said, he should be obliged to part with Europe. Austria considered the reply of Russia many cheering illusions about the British constituevasive--the latter requiring the withdrawal of the tion. He thought it clear that the British governallied fleets from the Baltic and the Black Sea- ment not only would not do any thing for the people
of Italy and of Hungary, but that it stood ready to means of safety but in restoring to the people their aid in crushing them if they should attempt to re- rights that had been usurped, respecting their prin. gain their rights. He believed that under such a ciples of morality and justice, and dismissing the policy the Eastern question must become more perfidious councilors who had compromised the and more complicated every day. In the evening peace of the kingdom and the institutions of the he made another speech, the object of which was country. They concluded by demanding a constito illustrate, by the history and results of the war tuent Cortes--the re-establishment of the national waged by England against the French revolution, guard, and a diminution of the imposts and other the impossibility of attaining any valuable or per- taxes. The Queen assured them that their wishes manent results by resisting the popular demand for should be regarded. A new ministry under the freedom. Under the plea of restoring order, Great Duke de Rivas, with Cordova for Minister of War, Britain carried on war against France for over was proclaimed, and a decree was issued re-estab. twenty years, with the sole object of forcing upon lishing in all its force and rigor the Royal decree the people a man whom they did not want. The of 1845 with respect to the press, until such time as result was that England had involved herself in an the Cortes shall approve and sanction a definite enormous debt-the Bourbon was a homeless exile, law. Another decree annulled, in so far as it had and a Napoleon was Emperor of France and En- not yet been executed, the decree of the 19th of gland's closest ally. The same results would fol- | May, imposing a forced anticipation of six months' low the present war, if it is carried on with equal | taxes. Orders were sent to the government troops disregard of justice and of truth, and with equal to suspend hostilities, and General Blaser was said contempt of the rights of the people. His address to have fled into Portugal. The Queen had resolved was long and able, and was heard with general in- to summon Espartero to form a government, and the terest. At its close resolutions embodying the Ministry were to hold their portfolios until his arsame general views he had expressed were adopted. rival. The revolution having thus been consumSPAIN.
mated, quiet was restored. The past month has been signalized by the out. break of insurrection in Spain. The first move
THE EASTERN WAR. ment occurred on the 28th of June, when a large No movements of general interest have taken body of the troops were mustered by General Dulce, place either on the Danube or in the Baltic and the inspector of cavalry, and placed under the com- Black Seas. The inactivity of Sir Charles Napier mand of Gencral O'Donnell, who was at the head in the Baltic has surprised those who confidently exof the insurrection. The insurgent force being hot- pected from him the most prompt and vigorous meag. ly pressed by the government troops, moved toward ures. Private letters received from him, as well as the south, where an engagement took place, in from other officers, and referred to in Parliament, which the royal troops, under General Blaser, were give the reasons for this delay. Sir Charles writes defeated. In the central and northeastern districts that he is convinced, from an inspection of the dethe movement was promptly followed, all the lead fensive works, that to attack either Cronstadt or ing towns pronouncing against the government. Sveaborg, even with the powerful fleet under his General Espartero, who had been living in retire command, would be certain destruction. Admiral ment on his estates, joined the movement. On the Chads also writes that after two days' inspection 7th of July, General O'Donnell issued his procla- of the forts and ships, he is satisfied that the fortimation, intended to make known the general objects fications are by far too substantial to make any imof the insurrection. “We desire," says this doc pression upon them; and that, while it would be utument, “the preservation of the Throne, but with terly useless to direct the fire of the ships against out a Camarilla which dishonors it; we desire the such masses of granite, the Russian ships are so rigorous practice of the fundamental laws, improve placed as to make it impossible to get at them. ing them, particularly the electoral law, and that of There seems, therefore, to be little ground for the the press. We desire a reduction of taxation, expectation that any thing more will be done in the founded on strict economy. We desire that in Baltic than to maintain the blockade of the Russian military and civil employments antiquity and mer- ports.—The movements of troops on the Danube its may be respected. We desire to wrest the peo are of but little importance. Prince Gortschakoff ple from the centralization which devours them, is withdrawing the Russian forces under his comgiving them the local independence necessary to mand to Bucharest, and it is believed that his right preserve and increase their own interests; and, as and left wings are retreating to the Sereth line of a guarantee of all this, we desire, and will plant on operations. The Dobrudscha has been entirely solid bases, the National Militia. Such are our evacuated by the Russian troops. The Turks have intentions; which we express frankly, without im- marched into the Principalities, it is said, greatly posing them on that account upon the nation. The to the dissatisfaction of the Austrians.—The issue Juntas of Government, which will have to go on of the fresh negotiations between the Czar and constituting themselves in the free provinces—the Austria is briefly stated in the remarks of Lord General Cortes, which will soon assemble-the na- John Russell, of which a synopsis is given in antion itself, in fine, will fix the definitive bases of the other part of this Record. As the documents have liberal regeneration to which we aspire. We have not been published, it is of course impossible to get consecrated our swords to the national will, and we at any more precise knowledge of their contents. shall not sheathe them until this be fulfilled.” In It seems to be settled that the Czar's reply to the Madrid the popular rising did not take place until the Austrian note was of such a tenor as to forbid all 17th, and then it swept every thing before it. Bar- hope of the speedy restoration of peace. The policy ricades were erected, the government troops were of Austria seems to be to avoid taking any active powerless, the houses of the obnoxious ministers part in the war as long as possible; nor is it at all were mobbed, and at midnight a commission from clear which side she will espouse in the last resort. the people found access to the Queen, and placed in Prussia is evidently desirous of aiding the Czar, her hands a written statement of their grievances and will do so as soon as it shall appear to be and demands. They declared there was no other safe.