22 DECEMBER 1866, Page 2

A report is current in Paris that the Army in

Austria cOnteta. plate raising the Archduke Maximilian to the throne. There is probably no truth in the statement, but it is certain that many of the misfortunes of the Empire are attributed by the Germane in Austria to the personal action of the Kaiser—his pride and un- teachableness. At this moment the Concordat is being carried out in Austria as harshly as ever, though the Germans assert that it destroys their loyalty ; and education in Upper Austria has just been handed over to the Jesuits. There are men whom even-raid- fortune cannot teach, and all Stuarts, Bourbons, and Hapsburgs seem to be among them.