29 JUNE 1867, Page 2

it is asserted that all the stories of the Archduke

Maximilian's escape or banishment from Mexico are inventions, that nobody yet knows what his fate is to be, and that Mr. Seward finds the greatest difficulty in opening communications with Juarez. The most probable story now in circulation among sheaves of rumours is that Juarez would like to treat him as a prisoner of war, but his followers demand his execution. The proclamation accusing Napoleon of cowardice and treachery has neither been confirmed nor denied.