28 AUGUST 1875, Page 3

Up to Friday evening no news of the fall of

Seo d'Urgel had been received in London. It was reported on official authority that a truce had been called for and a capitulation discussed, but the place had not been entered. No other news of any moment had been received from Spain, beyond a report, probably untrue, that the Due Decazes, while refusing to allow the trans- port of Royalist troops through France, had agreed to wink at their passage as ordinary travellers. That would have been most important, if correct, but it has probably arisen from an unsanc- tioned but successful attempt of a few Royalist soldiers to pass behind Puycerda through French territory.