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Advicesirom Madrid come down to the 15th instant ; when

the tedious debate in the Cortes still went on.

Efforts making by the mutual friends of General Serrano and Gon- zalez Bravo, to settle in an amicable manner the difference which had arisen between them, had not yet had the desired result. The General refused to retract, at a public sitting of the Chamber, the offensive ex- pressions he had used. Hopes were nevertheless entertained that no hostile meeting would ensue. The proceedings against the persons arrested u accomplices in the

attempt against the life of General Narvaez were likely to end in the acquittal of the prisoners. One of them, S. Gaminde, who could not be identified by his accuser, with whom he was confronted, had been libe- rated instanter by order of the Judge.

The Paris correspondent of the Times states, that not only were the most melancholy accounts expected daily from Madrid, but that rumour had already announced the occurrence of an insurrection in the Spanish capital- " Be the on dit true or false, you should he prepared for accounts of the most unpleasant nature from Spain. Narvaez has foreseen the difficulties about to arrive, and is determincel on anticipating them by the concentration of an im- mense army at Madrid, and of assuming the direction of affairs. He mny suc- ceed, hut he may also fail. Horrible would be the consequence of miscarriage. It appears that the five parties 'in preserve' are equally active in endeavour- ing to accomplish their object. These are—the loyal Spaniards, the partisans of the late Regent, (Espartero,) the Carlos, the adherents and supporters of Don Francisco de Paula, (who are said to be now allied with the party of Es- partero,) and lastly the Republicans."