6 FEBRUARY 1886, Page 3

The debate on the Polish Question continued in the Prussian

Chamber for three days, and was marked by great bitterness, the War Minister, General von Schellendorf, even stating that Polish soldiers had been successfully tampered with in 1863, and that he should " rigorously " assign Polish recruits to distant German regiments. It ended on Saturday in a vote approving the expulsions, passed by a majority of 234 to a minority of 153, including the Prussian Catholics. This vote, which reveals an enduring race-hatred, has excited quite a storm in Galicia, and it is all the Austrian Premier can do to prevent his Parliament from passing a vote of censure upon Prince Bismarck, who has contrived to make enemies of the entire Polish people. Indeed, all Slays take up the persecution fiercely, though it appears that the three Imperial Governments have resolved to treat all expulsions of each other's subjects as matters of internal police. No transaction of the kind has occurred in Europe for centuries, though French mobs in 1870 expelled Germans, and the Marseilles workmen two years ago expelled Italians. In this case, however, a Government expels thousands of quiet guests, who are paying taxes and living by work, for no reason except that it wishes Germans to predominate in all its provinces.