31 MARCH 1866, Page 3

The Germans are greatly - . distressed about Heligoland. The other (lay

they said the Governor's rabbits were burrowing away the dune which protects the island, so the Governor had them killed, and now they say the rock itself is wearing away. They are sure of it, though residents do not see it, and they want a breakwater. Surely the sea which wears away a rock will wear away a breakwater too, at all events it would not be less ferocious because Heligoland was transferred_ to Prussian hands. The meaning of all this is, that Heligoland sommanda the entrance tat the Elbe.