The Prussian Government has receded a little in the matter
of the Duchies. It promised to take Kiel, but Vienna remonstrated, whereupon Herr von Bismark proposed to call the Estates of the Duchies, a proposal which as he knew would admit a principle Austria could not accept. Pending the reply, he on Thursday informed the Chamber of Deputies that he meant to have Kiel — by arrangement, and requested it to vote that the port was required by the interests of Prussia and Germany. Thereupon Herr Virchow jumped up, and by a happy inspiration moved a resolution declaring that the Chamber would vote the funds for the fortifications of Kiel, provided its right to control the budget were fully acknowledged. These good Prussians are learning how to wage parliamentary war.