1 JANUARY 1876, Page 10

A correspondent of the Times states that extreme discontent and

irritation are manifested by the Mohammedans of Constan- tinople, an irritation directed against the Sultan as ranch as against the Christians. They say the Sultan yields too much to the Infidels, and has brought all these troubles on Islam by his weakness and incapacity. In the old times, such a state of feeling would have produced an insurrection or a mas- sacre ; but the Mohammedan mob has now no leaders, and the Sultan has a new resource. No insurrection cart succeed in Turkey unless the Sultan is either seized or slain, and he has only to go on board one of his own ironclads to render attack by a mob impossible. In a week he would be surrounded by forces