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Some doubt is thrown upon the actual position of Austria

towards Italy, by the report that the Austrian troops, so far from having evacuated Ferrara on the 3d instant, still remained in oc- cupation on the 4th. Tbat fact, however, by itself, does not prove much. Central and Northern Italy remain, on the whole, tranquil ; the Pope and the Grand Duke of Tuscany continuing- their liberalizing measures. The Pope has just established at, municipal " Senate " in Rome. it is to be self-electing; but Du numbers, and the nature of its constituent sections, secure for it a considerable degree of popularity. In the South, the King of Naples continues his hazardous policy of trying to suppress the rebellion while he affects to ignore it.