5 MAY 1866, Page 2

The French Government on Thundayinadn'througli M. Rouher a declaration of

its policy to the Chamber. It does not amount to much. Italy, it is statedt makerWar at her own risk, and France, while reserving full liberty of aJtion, will: maintain a strict neu- trality. Of bourse she will; until' the hone of- action has arrived, but meanwhile troops are being " echeloned " between Marseilles and Nice, and the divisions whose centres are at Nanci and Lille have been placed on the war footing. The Emperor, moreover, who could by one outspoken letter dissipate the whole dead, main- tains an unbroken silence.