16 NOVEMBER 1867, Page 1

The real lesson of Montana is this. The French Government

has got a weapon quite equal to the needle gun. All the reports coincide in stating that the fire of the Chassepot was as "quick as the ticking of a clock," like the "swing of a pendulum," like "the stroke of an alarum running down ;" that the bullets from it fell on the Garibalclians "in showers," and that the road is white with cartridges. The main difficulty, it is clear, with this weapon will be to keep the men supplied with ammunition, as they will fire it away too fast. The evidence of his new power will not render Napoleon less exacting in Germany, and Mentana may yet be terribly avenged.