9 DECEMBER 1854, Page 6

The Petrie states that the emissaries of the Czar are

busily employed in Italy making overtures to the Revolutionary party in all the disaffected states.

"A late Resident in Russia" forwards to the Daily News the following extracts of a letter from St. Petersburg. "Mr. Baird's iron-foundry is in full work again. Be has contracted for five screw-engines, four of 300 and one of 400 horse-power, and actually received 50,0001. in advance, without depositing any guarantee ; an unusual thing with Government contracts.

"The Americans (the same who have had so much to do with the Moscow Railway) are building a great many gun-boats and screws ; and Colonel Colt has been or is still here with his machinery to make revolvers."