In the French Senate, the Duke de Caumont Laforce has
given notice of a motion for voting a dotation of 500,000 francs to the Empress.
The Milan Gazette of the 20th confirms the report of the novel display of clemency on the part of Austria, at least as far as Mantua is concerned. It publishes a proclamation from Marshal Radetzky, announcing that the Emperor of Austria, considering that the persons most compromised as chiefs in the prosecution for high treason at Mantua have suffered already the punishment they deserved, has resolved to relinquish the prosecution, and to grant to all the other persons compromised, under whatever charge, p full and entire reprieve from the sentences which they have incurred, Without any distinction, provided that they were then under arrest, and excepting only the refugees en contumace. In gladness of heart, the gun.icipality of Milan caused the theatre of La Scala to be illuminated.
The Humboldt arrived at Southampton yesterday, bringing accounts from New York to the 13th March. There is an absence of news in the journals ; the " political atmosphere of the nation being in the most com- plete repose." In an extra session, Mr. Clayton had made a speech de- fending himself from some personal imputations in connexion with the Clayton and Buliver treaty ; and Judge Douglas had replied in an anti- British speech. The papers also report that the office-seekers were aw- fully busy at Washington, chasing the President from room to room, and overwhelming him and his Secretary with applications. He would ;lake all the principal appointments himself. A Washington correspondent of one of the New York journals says- " The friends of General Cass are in trouble since his departure. Some have left in despair. In fact, the elements of insurrection are at work, and predictions are plentiful of an early break-down of the Cabinet. Things look squally ; but those in the confidence of General Pierce say he expected it— that he is perfectly cool, and, with his course marked out, is prepared to dis- band his Cabinet, or dismiss a rebellious faction, at a moment's notice. He will be President at all hazards."
Some time ago the occupation of Limas by the troops of the republic of [Spanish] Honduras was reported. It was doubted at the time, but further rumours received by the Humboldt give some colour to it. It is stated that the British steamer Devastation had anchored off Toupillo and " demanded the surrender of the place in the name of the Mosquito King "' that two hours were given for decision ; that the inhabitants yielded to superior force under protest ; and that the Devastation steamed away to Limas, where cannonading was heard. This was explained by the supposition "that a contest was going on between the steamer and the Honduras troops." It is right to add, that the truth of this story was not unquestioned at New York.