18 AUGUST 1866, Page 1

The Prussian decree for the annexations, which was to have

appeared on Wednesday, has been delayed by " high influence at Court." There is, however, little fear of its ultimate miscarriage, as Count Bismark is ardent for it, and his influence has been greatly increased by the placability of Parliament. The Lower Chamber, as we have explained elsewhere, has informally agreed to accept the reorganization of the army and to vote all required supplies, if only it may retain the full control of the budget. The Government announces that it wants about 9,000,0001., which it will obtain by issuing Treasury notes. The bills establishing a German Parliament, on the basis of universal suffrage and one member to every 100,000 persons, have been also delayed, though they are published, as the Premier wishes the annexations to take precedence.