10 AUGUST 1850, Page 2

While Ministerial journalists are still crowing over the settle- ment

of the Schleswig-Holstein quarrel, many symptoms arise to ' cast the gravest doubts on any "settlement" " whatever at present in view. The victory of. the Dimes' has evidently been less decisive than it was represented by the Danes themselves. Although General Willisen has been obliged to retreat, he has more to fall back upon ; contributions of money and men from Germany show that the sympathy of that multifarious people is against the Crown of Denmark ; and the London protocol, published this week, as the harbinger of a combined action of crowned powers to settle the matter by force, is said by the German papers to have " miscarriea." The Times denies this; but in the denial admits a fact which contradicts an important presumption in the text of the protocol itself: "Nothing," says the Times, "has miscarried, except Chevalier Bunsen's extraordinary attempt to prevent the completion of this declaration,"—the protocol going 'upon the presumption that Prussia is a consenting party. From the signature of the cardinal and active protocol the Austrian Chore crIffaires was absent. The agreement, therefore, seems to be limited to the Danish side ; and in the convention, England has been placed by Lord Palmerston in the position not of an umpire but of a partisan.