28 JULY 1866, Page 2

Commons was almost as unfair as Mr. Brigh tin his

correspondence. to /awl there on the 20th of July, eithealkneAurstrian fleet came in "It had been the anxious wish," hesaid, on Tuesday night, "oe- sight, and a great engagement sersuol, wide& terminated on the all well-wishers of their-county that all the necessary changes is the Constitution of this country should be made (iiposeihle) with- out the least alienation or ill-blooi between the governing classes and the governed. The present Government, however, appeared determined, as far as it depended upon them, that this anxious desire should be frustrated." If that meant anything, it appeared to mean that the Government were determined to sow the seeds of ill-blood between themselves and the people. Nothing could be more unjust or more likely to inflame popular resentment. Mr. Walpole probably feels as warmly to the people as any man, either Liberal or Tory, in the House of Commons, quite as warmly as Mr. Mill, though he has narrower views on political theory. Iles error has been too great softness, not tyranny. Cannot a thinker as calm as Mr. Mill keep his head above such poor party pre- judices?

whole unfavourably to the italianse.coasideeinpthet they had the larger-fleet of the two. The Asstrian Atbairall'eg,ethoff hoisted his flag Oik board the Archduke Maximilian, the Italian Admiral Persano on board the Affondatore, but the great duel was between the Austrian three-decker Kaiser and four Italian iron-plated veeswls, which bore down full steam on her, and of which she ran down one and forced the others back, losing in the engagement twenty-two killed and eighty-three wounded. One of the most striking incidents of an engagement for which Admiral Persano is freely blamed in Italy followed,—the sinking of an Italian iron- plated frigate by the Austrian Admiral's ship. The frigate, already injured, was stove in and sunk, but while it was sinking a half- battalion of Bersaglieri on board climbed up into the yards, and, while holding on by the ropes, fired a volley upon the deck of the Archduke Maximilian, a volley which killed twenty and wounded sixty men. Two Italian vessels were sunk, the Ire &Italia and the Palestro, but the latter, it is said, was blown- up to avoid capture by its own men.