28 SEPTEMBER 1872, Page 2

There has been a rumour this week that Count d'Arnim,

the German Ambassador at Paris, had complained so bitterly of his treatment in French society, that Prince Bismarck had decided on the suppression of the Embassy as soon as the arrangements for the evacuation of the Marne and Haute Marne are complete, and on leaving the management of its affairs to a mere Secretary. If a special telegraphic despatch to the Times may be trusted, there is thus much truth in the rumour, that Count d'Arnim does find his position in Paris very oppressive, in spite of M. Thiers' per- sonal courtesy and that of his Cabinet ; and that this condition of affairs may at any moment lead to the suppression of the Embassy. Certainly, the French virtue is not magnanimity. Count d'Arnim is about as responsible for the conquest of France as were the German waiters whom Paris expelled during the war. The French have the politeness that comes of tact, when they wish to be polite, but none of the politeness that comes of self-control and self-denial.