17 FEBRUARY 1866, Page 1

M. Rouher has explained in the French Senate that the

object of the September Convention was to create in Italy two distinct sovereignties. He meant, he added, temporal sovereignties, for " we here only discuss things temporal," a remark received with a burst of applause. This language has also, as we have pointed oat elsewhere, been addressed emphatically to the Italian Court, where Napoleon's influence is said to have sustained La Marmora as Premier. The speech has added to the irritation in Turin, where another and more serious defeat of the Ministry is considered inevitable. In the speech, as in the despatches, the Government maintains strongly its absolute liberty of action upon all subjects not laid down by the Convention.