22 DECEMBER 1866, Page 1

The negotiations between Italy and Rome are advancing, and it

is believed favourably. We have analyzed the latest plan else- where, and may add here that all accounts from Rome represent the city as quiet and the Pope tranquil ; that the territories out-

side the walls almost denuded of troops, and that the revolu- tion, should it be necessary, which is now doubtful, will break out first at Viterbo. The Empress has not yet gone to Rome, and the rumours of her departure are once more denied, while Victor Emanuel's remark about the " independence of the Pontiff " has greatly tranquillized the clergy outside Rome. The truth seems to be that all parties are waiting passively to see if the Papacy will once more utter the " Non-pcsaumus."