31 AUGUST 1872, Page 2

It is believed that S. Zorrilla and his new Ministry

have a majority of more than 100 in the new Cortes, and his friends assert that this has been obtained without official pressure. That remains to be seen when the Cortes meets, Spanish officials know- ing how to support Government without orders, but it is clear the next trouble in Spain will not come from the Cortes. it is, however, reported that Don Carlos is to re-enter the Peninsula on the 10th September, having obtained some support within the Army. All Carlist reports are exaggerations, but it is, we fancy, certain that the cordial reception given to King Amadeo in the North has greatly exasperated the Church, the real power behind Don Carlos.