13 MAY 1848, Page 2

The Germanic part of Europe continues to be in an

unsettled state, especially in the mixed provinces that border it. In Posen, Prussians and Poles are waging what looks very like a war of mutual extermination. It is not easy to put implicit faith in the accounts, for they are partial in every sense : the Germans re- present the Poles as traitorously affecting to fraternize, and plan- thug' wholesale assassination while the Polescomplain that the Gerbmans break faith, and make the consequent resentment a pre- text for reactionary rigours. Nor is it easy to reject an impression that the Poles, in their barbaric energy, prove themselves wholly incapable of understanding the true patriotism which should induce them to seek to regenerate their nation by favour of Ger- many. At present they are fatally victorious over the only people by whose sanction they could be reestablished in the face of Russia.

The German troops have pressed forward into Jutland ; and the Hanse Towns are forced to take a part in the contest, by the hostile acts of Denmark.

In the opposite quarter, Hungary is in general revolt against Austria • whose own capital, again is still shaken by disturb- ances sufficient to compel changes of the Ministry.