28 SEPTEMBER 1872, Page 2

Herr Gasser's Ultramontane Ministry for Bavaria has failed, after all,

and Herr Pfretschner has been definitely entrusted with the formation of a new Ministry. The Bavarians are genuinely canny in making it so difficult to form a professedly anti-Prussian ministry. They evidently think that more can be done to thwart the progress of union by a reluctant spirit under an acquiescent form, than by open resistance ; and no doubt they are right. Besides, the Bavarian people are, on the whole, as deeply attached to German unity as the Prussian people. The- Particulariats have been a beaten party ever since 1866.