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FRANCE . ANOTnSR 'scene ' in the f _^ _- J " Wednesday , in the course of the debate oa the proposition of M . Fouqmer a'HerueV relative to electoral circumscrip tions , a member of the _Me-nntain named Miot having addreseed the Assembly « s Citizen democrats , "Right clamorously ( expostulated . M . ' Miot asked , 'Do you prefer being called . citizen royalists ? ' ( _Liud murmurs on the "Right ) The President : * By _dividing the Assembly int _? two parties and opposing one half to the other , jou " disturb order , and I call yon to order * * I am _consistent' retorted M . Miot . ' . Be polite Sir , ' replied the President , * and do not . insult your colleagues . *
M . Miot , then unfolding a paper , proceeded to read his speech amidst the noise Of the A bly . Hesaid that the bourgeois , the nobles , and •* _" " priests formerly monopolised all the political rights , nnder the pretext of not taking away the people from their labours . Tbe latter bad shewn themselves worthy of those rights , and , disregarding distances , repaired to the elections , singing the _Mor seHatie . ( Laughter on the right . ) M _. Miot : * Tou think the people have no poetry in their hearts . They have more than you , Materialists i' ( Murmurs . )
M . Miot then continued to impute to the Right ill sorts of intrigues for the purpose of rendering the "Republic odious to the people , and overturning it . " The President at last recommended bim to speak with more moderation , when he turned round and vehemently apostrophised him . The President then observed tbat M . Miot bad not only outraged tbe Assembly—that -, he had braved and disregarded the authority of its President , ' and consequently incurred the penalties enacted by the 119 th article of the statutes . lie accordingly proposed that M . Miot be called to order , with censure . _^ * Why not command" my arrest ? ' exclaimed M . Miot . I wili fulfil my duty to the end , ' replied M . Damn .
The Assembly , in compliance with the suggestion of the President , decided tbat M . Miot should be called to order , with censure . ' Another article of the statutes , ' continued M * Dupin , ' provides that any member wbo has abused the tribune may he prevented from speaking . ' _TheAsssmhly , on being consulted , resolved tbat If . Miot should not be permitted to conclude his
speech . M . Dapin having requested M . Miot fo quit the tribune , the latter turned round and said , 'If I continued , what would yon do . The majority rose in a mass burling shouts ol wrath at M . Miot , who was as warmly defended by tbe Left . At length the president put on his hat , M . Miot on the request of his friends decended from the tribunal and the incident terminated . Christmas bas been celebrated hy the Socialists by a series ef banquets on a small scale , M . Proudhon _notwithstanding bis being a prisoner at St . Pelagie , attended a dinner given at Charenton b y the * taffand compositors of the ' Voix du Peuple ' Count d'Altcn Shee also attended , as a friend of M . Proudhon ' s . It appears thatM . Proudhon isfre quently allowed out of his _tirison to attend to his private affairs . —AJorning Chronicle .
A weekly paper , to be called the ' Message , ' is about to appear under the auspices of the Elysee-M . Brifault is to be the editor , and it is supposed tbat tbe President will be an occasional contributor . M . Rieger , chief of the Czech party in the last Austrian chamber , and who during the revolntion at Vienna retired to Prague _with his colleagues , has been arrested in Paris by two officials of M . Carlier . The general in command of the department of the
Aia has just suspended from his functions M . Lecot , first deputy of the Mayor of _Nantua . The cause of this act was the conduct of M . Lecot during a late attempt at disturbance in the town , when some socialists paraded the streets , crying out , * Vive Ledru-Rollin ! We must have Ledru-Rollm ! ' The authorities had given orders to have the persons so offind ' ng arrested , when M . Lecot gave them notice of what was intended , and they were able to
Paris , JJec _^ _zoth . — fans- has oeenlllW ™ _uat _saSSif _^ _j _^^ _s EP _^^^ r _^ p _^ _ov . ' _^ m _^^^^ _? _" ? " _^ j _* _%£ wphes ia _!^ ' - " , _^^ 3 _^ e _^ 2 § t 6 : _^ _Ksnow storm with which - Taris " was yesterday visited appears to bave extended far and wide . . The mails are stopped on all aides . To-day no letters or papers have reached Paris from Italy , Spain , or England , and several of the German mails are missing . The . streets of Paris are atill covered with snow , and there is every appearance of an additional fall . More Cruelty-. — A letter from _L'Orient ofthe
26 th nit ., states that" 20 _* J" * 6 f the most mutinous of the insurgents of June detained at Belle Isle , are to be placed on board pontoons in the roads of L'Orient . The brig of war Panthere had sailed for Belle Isle to receive them . Ssrious disturbances broke out last week at the Military School of La F ' ech . The students forming the first battalion after bursting open the doors proceeded to the park , aad did not return until a late , hour of the night . The following day the Second Battalion mutinied . They were finall y overpowered , and the chiefs imprisoned . The First Battalion is to be disbanded .
A magnificent sword of honour—a masterpiece of _workmanship—has been presented to General Changamier , bearing the following inscription : — "The defenders of order co General Changarnier . ? [ Another sort of sword is in preparation which will be presented to Changarnier by the defenders of justice ! J - Paris , Tuesday , Jan . 1 . —This , being New Tear ' s-day , was kept a strict holiday . All the
public cfSces and the Bourse remained closed . _Nottrithstandiag the severity of the weather the streets were _crowded with pedestrians and carriages , and the shops for the sale of bonbons and elrenncs with purchasers . The receptions & t the Palace , of the Elysee took place with the same ceremonial as during the reign of King Louis Philippe , with the eole difference tbat they were not held at the Tuileries .
The vote ofthe French Assembly on M . de Ranees amendment with reference to the projected expedition to the River Plate leaves the main question nearly equally balanced and quite unsettled . A majority of three in a House of 627 members has decided that the estimate for a war-like expedition should be taken into consideration . Se far the moderate opinion of the Ministry has sustained a defeat , but it is only a partial one .
. _ ,. AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY . VIENNA , Dec . 25 tfa . —The report of the _Serbian insurrection is not confirmed . It is known , "however , that that people are in an exceedingly discontented and excited state . The attempt to prepare the Croafians for the reception of the March constitution has excited disturbances of a serious character iu that province . The clergy were commissioned by the government to set forth from their pulpits the great advantages which would accrue to the peasantry from the abolition of the nlot or
feudal service , aad other _ersellencies ia the new charter . These sermons have been anything but well received . In upwards of thirty places riots have taken place , and three of thc priests have been hanged . Six battalions were seat from Agrara to reduce the disturbed districts to obedience , and in many places conflicts ensued between tbe military and people . Some of the peasants have been Banged . It is extremely difficult to ascertain the state of Croatia , as facts of this sort are not permitted to he published in the newspapers .
The correspondent of the * Times' writing from Vienna on the 26 th of December , says : — ' You will doubtless hive read in our papers that the Duke of Bordeaux has met with a sad accident , broken his leg , knocked out some of his front teeth , & c As such a report will probably produce no little sensation in your part of the world , I will inform you of what has actually taken place . The train on our southern railroad , in which his Royal Highness was travelling , having stopped at Murz-ZHSfjhlag he left the carriage , and , ts the _waitingtoomatthe station was excessivel y crowded , he
preferred walking up and down near the rail to entering it , although the snow was lying deep on the ground . "Unfor tunately some very severe weather had , by : freezing a previous fall of snow , formed cohoderable inequalities of surface , which , being _invisible nnder the more recent snow , the Duke _atttmbledj'fell , and broke two of his teeth , the one / mdre _/ 'ihe other less . It is singular enough that " Just' as the accident happened the corpse of bis . brother-in-law , which was oa its way to Modena , _game up to the station . The accident was of so pl ? consequence that his Jtoyil Highness , who is
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now here . *» _iK : _conitnue his journey to Venice , where -he intends _pteiing the next three months . 3 _Lcorresp « ndent'dfJthe Wohderer from tie month df tbe _Mur _» opreseBt « that region as replete with a * li elements . of _-dklsurbanc ' e . None of tfee Honveds -who have returned home from Comoro have been left unmolested _-ly the imperialist _aatborities , as ] 1 was stipvilatedon the surrender of the fortress . Omi the contrary , _iihe officers have : beea deprived « f ; " and tb
their swords without any compensation , e privates _faa-ve been forced into the ranks of the Austrian _arany . "This violation of the treaty of capitulation as general for the " rest throughout Hungary , wherever it can be safely committed . The _Houyede conceal themselves and take refuge in woods , where they fall together into lawless bands , whieh will soon become politically dangerous , aad , in the meantime , are sociably formidable . Lieut-General Wrbna , the military governor Of Veronahas shot himself
, . Thefollowiag instance of murderous tyranny has just taken ghee at Vienna . A student was passing before a sentinel with a cigar in his mouth , which the soldier ordered him to remove ; the student refusing and accompanying his non-compliane _© by some irritating expressions , tho musket was discharged at bim , and a ball lodged in his body ., The wonnded man died next day in the hospital .
ITALY . ROME . —We have had some movement amongst the French treops lately , the 32 nd , 36 tb , and 22 nd regiments having left Rome for the towns of Albano Frascati , and Tivoli , whilst the 17 th , 20 th , and 33 rd hitherto stationed in those cantonments , h » ve marched into the . capital . The stay of the 20 th will , however , be but of brief duration , as it is already under orders for Africa , greatly to the disgust of the Colonel , who , I . am informed , attributes this destination of the regiment to the fact that the majority of Us officers are of well-known republican sentiments , a strange misdemeanour cetainly for men to . be accused of Hnder a
republican government . It _appears to be the policy of the French minister of war to prevent any troops from _returning direcily from Civita Vecchia to _Marsail' . es _, and especially such a regiment as the 20 th , whose three . hundred men , made prisoners by the Romans on the 30 th of April , hospitably treated during tbeir detention , and generously liberated without conditions , might naturally be supposed to have some feelings of gratitude towards those _whom'they came to oppress , and . some real insight into the Roman question , which they would not fail , to communicate to their countrymen on their return . The 66 th of the line , and two companies of engineers , are « lsa nnder orders for Africa .
THE CONSTITUTION OF CALIFORNIA . General Riley has issued his proclamation calling npon the people to vote for or against tbe adoption ofthe constitution which bas been framed by their delegates assembled in convention . The places for holding the polls are to be designated by the pre . fects in their respective districts . The proclamation closes thus : The people are now called upon to form a government for themselves , and to disignate such officers as they desire to make and _execufe the laws . That their choice may be wisely made , and that the government so organised may secure the permanent welfare and happiness of the people of the new state , is the sincere aud earnest wish of the present executive , who , if the constitution be ratified , will , with pleasure , surrender his powers to whomsoever the people may designate as his successor . '
The constitution does not differ essentially from that of the state of New York , upon which , in its most essential _particulars , it has been evidently modelled . The following synopsis gives all its provisions of any _importance : — ARTICLE I . —DECLARATION OF BIGHTS . 1 . AU men are by nature free and independent , and have certain inalienable rights . 2 . All political power is inherent in tbe people : government is for their benefit , and they have a right to change it at will . 3 . The right of trial by jury shall be secured to all for ever ; but a jury trial may be waived by tbe parties in all civil cases .
4 . The free exercise ( i religious worship shall he for ever allowed , and no religious test shall be required for civil privileges . 5 . The writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended unless necessary in cases of rebellion or inbail not
_^ o _^ _ExceW'e be required , nor cruel _^ miu _^ _ref _pwa _' shmcnts be inflicted . 7 . All _peroms shall be bailable except for capita ] offences . "" _^ '} A 8 . No , person shall be held to answer for a cap " _, tal or infamous , crime except on presentment by grand juty , _Vnof be put t * ice in jeopardy for the same offence , nar be compelled to be witness against himself . \ 9 . No law shall be passed to abridge the freedom of speech or theV press . In trials for libel , if the matter _chargeoVbe true , and published with good motives and jasfifiable ends , the party shall be acquitted , and _ttiejjury shall determine both the law , and the fact . : ' " _^
10 . The people shall have the right to meet freely , instruct their representatives , and petition tbe legislature . .., ¦ .. 11 . All general laws shall hive a uniform opera _, tion . 12 . The military shall be subordinate to the civil power ; no standing army shall be kept in time of peace , nor in time of war shall appropriation for the army be made for mors than two years ! 13 . "No seldier shall be quartered In any house without the consent of the owner , or as prescribed by law . 14 . Representation shall be apportioned according to population . . 15 . No person shall be imprisoned for debt , unless for fraud ; and no person shall be imprisoned for a militia fine in time of peace ;
16 . No bill of attainder , ear . _posJ / _acfo , law , or law impairing the oblig ations of contracts , shall ever be passed . "' . ' , .. ' 17 . Foreigners , oona fide residents of tbis state , shall enjoy the same rights in respect to property as native born citizens . 18 . Neither slavery , nor involuntary servitude , unless for the punishments of crimes , shall ever be tolerated in this state . 19 . The right of the people to be secure in their persons , houses , papers , and effects , against unreasonable seizures and searches , shall not be violated . 20 . Treason against the-state shall consist only in levying war against it , adhearing to its enemies ; or giving them aid and comfort . ; No person shall be convicted of treason , unless on the evidence of two witnesses to the same overt act , or confession in open court .
21 . This enumeration of rights shall not be constructed to impair or deny others retained by the people .
ARTICLE II . —MGHT OP SUFFRAGE . 1 . Every white male citizen of the United States , and every white male citizen of Mexico , who shall have elected to become a citizen of the United States , under the treaty of peace exchanged and ratified at Queretaro , on the 30 th dayof May , 1848 , of the age of twenty . one years , who shall , have been a resident of the state six months next preceding the election , and the county or district'in which be claims his vote thirty days , shall be entilled to vote at all elections which are now or
hereafter may be authorised by la *; provided , that nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the legislature , by a two-thirds concurrent vote , from admitting to the right of suffrage Indians , or the descendants ot Indians , in such special eases as such a proportion of the legislative body , may deem just and proper . ' 2 . Electors are privileged from arrest , and not obliged to perform militia duty on election days . ARTICLE III . The powers ofthe government are divided into legislative , executive , and judicial—and they are to be kept separate . , ARTICLE IV . —LEGISLATURE . The legislative power is to be vested in a senate and assembly .
The session shall commence on the first Monday in January . Members of assembly are to be chosen annually , on the first Monday in November . Senators are to be chosen for two . years , Their number is not to be less than onf-third _, nor . more than one-half , that of the assembly . A majority of each house constitutes a quorum . Neither shall adjourn for more than three days without consent of the other . The governor may veto any bill , but it may be made' a law . nevertheless by a two-thirds vole . No divorce shall be granted , or lottery : established ' , ' by the legislature . i Every law enacted by the legislature shall embrace but one object , and that shall be expressed in the title ; and no law shall be revised or amended by reference f 0 its title .. The census shall be taken ia 1852 , 1 S 55 , and every ten years thereafter . The number of members
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of . _asseably shall not be under itwentyrfour , nor _wer'tbl _rty-HJc , until the popullation is 100 , 0 , 00 , and after'that it shall not be _ander thirty nor over _^ _Incorporations may be ¦ formed under general ilaws , * but shall not be created % special act , except _formun icipal purposes . AH general laws and special acts . passed pursuant to this section may he altered ftomitimeto time , or repealed . , 32 . Dues from corporations shall be secured bysuch individual liability of the / corporators and other means , as may be prescribed by law . in
: 33 . The term corporation _^ as « sed this article , shall be construed to include all ¦ associations and joint-stock companies having any of the powers or privileges of corporations aot possessed By individuate of partnerships . And all corporations shall have the right to sue , and . shall be subject to be sued , in all courts , in like cases , as natural persons . 34 . The Legislature shall have no power to pais any act granting any charter for banking purposes ; but associations may be formed under general laws , forthe deposit ofgold and silver $ but no such association shall make , issue , ' or put in circulation , any bill , check , ticket , certificate , promissory note , or other paper , or the paper of any bank , to circulate
monev . 35 . The Legislature of this stateahall prohibit , by law , any _pewon or persons , association , company , or corporation , from exercising the privileges of banking , or create paper to circulate as money . ' 36 . Each stockholder of a' corporation , or jointstock association , shall be individually and personally liable for his proportion of all its debts and liabilities . 7 ¦ 37 . It shall be the duty of the legislature to provide for the organisation of cities and incorporated villages , and to restrict their power of taxation , assessment , borrowing money , contracting debts , and loaning their credit , so as to prevent abuse * in assessments and in contracting debt ' s by such municipal corporations . _; ARTICLE V . —EXECUTIVE . . . •;
"The Governor is to be the chief _^ executive officer . He is to hold office two years . He must be twenty * sis years old , and a resident of the state ( after the first ebction ) two years . He must not be an officer of the United States . His duties , as well as those of Lieutenant-Governor , are similar to those of the same officers in other states . .-The Secretaryof State is to be appointed by the Governor and Senate . The Comptroller , Treasurer , Attorney-General , and Surveyor-General shall be chosen by joint vole of the two Houses of the Legislature , at their first session , and thereafter shall be elected by the people . ARTICLE VI . —JUDICIAL .
The judicial power of the state is to be vested in a supreme court , in district courts , in county courts , and in justices of the peace . The Supreme Court shall consist of a Chief _Justice and two Associate Justices , any two of whom shall constitute a quorum . The justices of the Supreme Court shall be elected by the people , and hold office for six years ; the senior justice in commission to be Chief Justice . The powers of the Supreme Court are defined , and provision made for dividing the state into districts , from each of which district judges are to be elected , to hold office for six years . County judges , clerks , sheriffs , and all other _ofiicers are to be elected by the people .
The justices of the Supreme Court and district judges shall he ineligible to any other office , during the term of which they shall have been elected . Tribunals for conciliation may be established , hut they are to have no power to render judgment obligatory , except with consent parties . Article VII . provides for organising the militia . ARTICLK VIII . —STATE DEBT 8 . The legislature shall not in any manner create any debt or debts , liability or liabilities , which shall singly or in the aggregate , wiih any previous debts or liabilities , exceed the sum of three hundred thousand dollars , except in case of war , ' to repel invasion , or _suppress insurrection , unless the same shall be authorised by some law or / some single object or work , to be ; distinctly specified therein , which law shall provide ways and means , exclusive of loans ,
( or the payment of the interest of such debt or liability , as it falls due , aud also pay and discharge the principal of snch debt or liability within twenty years from the time of the contracting thereof , ; and shall be irrepealable until the principal and interest thereon shall be paid and discharged ! but no such law shall take effect until , at a general election , it shall have been submitted to tbe people , and shall have received a majority of all the votes cast for and against it at such election ; and all money raised by autbority of such law shall be applied only to the specific object therein stated , or to the payment of the debt thereby created ; and such law shall he published in at least one newspaper in each judicial district , if one be published therein , throughout the state , for three months next preceding the election at which it is submitted to the people .
ARTICLE IX . —EDUCATION . Provision is to be made for electing a superintendent of Public Instruction , to hold office three years ; and a perpetual fund is created from all lands that may be granted by the United States , the 500 , 000 granted in 1841 , all estates of _persons dying without heirs or wills , & c , for the support of common schools . A school is to be kept in each district three months in each year . Fands shall be provided for the support of a university ,
ARTICLE X , Provides'f or amending the constitution . By passing the proposed amendment by-a majority in each branch of the legislature , for two successive sessions , and then submitting it to the- people . On the recommendation of two-thirds of the senate and assembly , the question of calling a convention to amend or revise the constitution shall be submitted to the people .
ARTICLE XI . Contains miscellaneous provisions . ; San Jose is to be the capital . Duelling is forbidden . The fiscal year is to commence on the 1 st of July . The state credit is not to be loaned . Taxation is to be equal and uniform . All property of the wife , owned before marriage , and that acquired afterwards , shall be her separate property . Laws shall also be passed providing for the registration of the wife's separate property . The legislature shall protect by law , from forced sale a certain portion of the homestead and other property of all heads of families . . ; ' . ' ¦'
_ARTICLE- XII . —BOUNDARY . The boundary of tbe state of California shall be as follows : — 'Commencing at the point of intersection of the 42 nd degree of north latitude with the 120 th degree of longitude west from Greenwich , andrunning south on the line of the said 120 th degree of West longitude , until it intersects the ji 9 th degree of north , latitude ; thence ~"' run ' ning 7 ' . irT- ' a _' ~ straight line , in a south-easterly direction , to-the , river Coloredo , at a point where ; it intersects the 35 th degree of north latitude ; thence down the middle
of the channel of Baid river to " the ; bonndary line between the . United States and Mexico ,, as established by the treaty of May 30 ; 1848 ; _thence run _^ - ning west and along said boundary line " :. to the Pacific Ocean , and extending therein three English miles ; thence running in a north-westerly direction , and following the direction of the ; Pacific Coast to the 42 d degree of north latitude ; thence on the line of sa'd 42 d degree of north latitude to the _plase of beginning . Also all the islands _^ harbours , and bays , along and adjacent to the Pacific coast . A schedule appended contains a variety of provisions of temporary . and minor , interest . _^ " . '
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Jewish Okigin of . a : Dun . —Who has not heard of the olla podrida—to what corner of the earth has itef ' ame not reached . ' The honour belongs , _nevertheless , to the Jews : . the Spaniard bas only copied and disfigured . The original is a remarkable specimen of human ingenuity , which bas constructed a eulinary go-cart forthe Hebrew cdtiecience , and . reconciled'the Israelite ' s predilections ! with big scruples . He is forbidden to make or touch fire on the sabbath ; he desires to have a hot ; breakfast , dinner , and supper on that day ; and he obtains theso meals without infringing that Jaw . He has invented a fire , which , without mending or touching , will . last over the twenty-four hours , and a pot which will furnishout of its single belly a whole meal , and tliree meals in the day , perfectly cooked in the morning , and not overdone at night . This is theDafina ; and the day on which all _rooking was forbidden , has , in consequence ofthe prohibitions , become the feastday , of the Jews .- ; . ..- . .,,-. .. ¦ . ' .... - ¦ _- ¦
XBB _MlBTBRIOUS CASE IN _QXFORDSnlRE . _—Tho sudden disappearance of . Elizabeth Stan ton j of I _' encott , servant ! to " Mr . ; Coates , farmer , of Murcott and whose , body was . found in the : river Ray _, a short distance belbwjFencott Bridge , on Wednesday week last , has already been mentioned in this paper . An inquest was held on Friday last ; before W . Brunner , Esq ., at the Crown Inn , _Charlton-on-Ottmoor , and after a protracted inquiry , the jury returned a verdict of " Found drowned . "
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_CALUMNIES A 3 AINST KOSS _10 _H ; - » ' " ' *¦ * _^ - ¦ 7 : ' . _EJretfollowngletter , we are informed , lT « ; " ately forwarded to the editor of the ' Times ' :- _" / . . _SffiR , —There appeared in your paper of _l _& c 25 th , a calumnious statement , affecting the _charaeter of a public man and of a gentlewoman of " t . _spdtlM 8 ; repu . tatiom Many weeks must ' _necessarilylelapse _. erc If . Kossuth , or Countess Dembinski ' s husband , pr the Hungarian emigration , can bear of orrefute . that accusation . I have reason to know the utter falsity of the unmanly charge ; I am , ; perhapg , the only person at the present mbm ' erir ih _' _tjiis country who can speak f rom personal knowledge on the subject , and should _therefore think myself neglectful of an actual duty if I allowed the reputation of an , inno .-eent lady " and of an illustrious patriot , to remain even temporarily under the slanderous aspersion . | _-- || _j l ' -f Fir _' TftfT
You , Mr . Editor , as a journalist , I doubt not , will see sufficiently the propriety of deferring to the spirit of fair * play , and feel sufficiently anxious to make reparation for the calumny which , has crept into your columns by giving insertion to its ' refutation . That refutation I shall endeavour to _; effvbt ,. b y a simple _statement of what I personally . ascertained and witnessed , without co merit ; beyond the remark that I distinctly charge the author or authors of the accusation with utter ,: wilful , and malignant falsehood . The conduct of your Vienna correspondent , who has specifically chosen to accept the responsibility of these defamatory Hesj for which he vouches , would be difficult to characterise by expressions less offensive .
I need hardly recall more of the substance of this pretended _correspondenca from Shumla , which overtly accuses , Madam Dembinski of an improper intimacy fvith the late President"Governor , 6 f , iluti ' gary , alleging thai she travelled with him under , a false name , in man ' s attire ; that _Kosstith had lost , in ! consequence , the command -of the emigrants , which had been given to _Perczsl ; that Perczel represented the democratic , Batthayni the aristocracy party ; that tbey . were both " at variance ; with Kossuth , and that the correspondent recognised a female in the disguise of military rank and uniform . I have the honour of the acquaintance of M .
Kossuth , of Madam Dembinski and ber husband , of Count Batthyani , of General Perczel . I spent ( with the exception of occasional absences ) two months with the Hungarian , emigration at _. Widdin , and accompanied it part of the way on its march to Shumla . During the chief part , of that time lwaa lodged in the house of Kossuth . There were " at Widdin , besides myself , three En jlishm ' en , to whom icah . appeal for the _strict accuracy of ray , statements , that is to say " , General Guyon , the correspondent of the ' Daily News ,. 'and your own correspondent , respecting whom you will perhaps appreciate my silence if I ani not here more explicit .
In the first place , there did not exist in . the emigration any aristocratic or democratic' party . The refugees , like the bulk of the Hungarians , occupied themselves no more with _siich . questions than the English in the time of Queen _Elizabeth , menaced by the Armada . M . _Kossuth , Count Battbyani , and General Perczel , always on a friendly footing , had recently contracted the closest intimacy . On the night of my departure I heard fiem pledge them- ; selves to the most perfect concert during the whole continuance of their exile , and agree , as . far as possible , never to allow themselves to he separated from each other . The last accounts tliat I ( and I believe any one in this countrv ) have received from Shumla ,
indicate rather an increase than any diminution of this good understanding . With regard to the deprivation of Kossuth ' s command over the emigration , the ex-president governor never attempted to assume any civil or military control or other preeminence whatever over the emigrants beyond tbe spontaneous deference conceded to his late supremacy , antecedents , and renown .. Genera Guyon had the military command of the emigration . On his departure for Constantinople it was assumed by Mourad Pacha ( Geni . Bern . ) And Mourad Pacha having quitted Widdin , in an armed steamer , before the em i gration commenced its . march ,. the command ofthe Hungarians devolved naturally on General Perczel . . .......
Besides a few canteen women there were but two females—the Countesses Batthyany and Dembinski —accompanying the emigration . ' The story of the lad y in ' uniform is a sheer fabrication . I _ct-me now to Madame , or more properly , the Countess Dembinski , and if obliged to enter into seemingly indelicate details , must plead as my apology both to that lady ' and to the public the grossness of the outrage to which she is victim . Madame Dembinski is ths daughter of a merchant of Arad , and the wife of Count . Dembinski , a Galiician nobleman , and . relative of the general of that name . Madame _Dimbinski was , married before
ever she saw Kossuth . She followed her husband to the camp ; and I hare heard both him and herself relate that , excepting during ; the , _continuance of an engagement , they bad never since their marriage been even for a day separated from each other . Madame Dembinski is of an almost infantine simplicity , and has n ? ver attempted any _interft ' re n ' ce in politics . Count Dembinski , being attached to the person of Kossuth spends his whole time under Kossuth ' s roof , and ( since the late President Governor has kept a table ) the Countess Dembinski presides over it . Both Count , and Countess Dembinski are in ill-health and still suffering from intermittent fever , caught during their retreat from Hungary . Kossuth , who is old enough to he tlieir father , seems to take a paternal interest in this young couple ..
Kossuth , during the first part of his sojourn at Widdin , inhabited the house of the chief of the police , in which : he occupied a single room , together with an . _aide-carap and his interpreter . Here , beiEg without convenience for the preparation of any regular repast , I found him eating his solitary meal out of rude earthenware with an iron spoon . - During the last month of his stay , in consequence of peremptory orders from Constantinople , the best house in Widdin was placed at his disposal ; hut , as he would not dispossess the owner , whose harem filled the upper storey , only the four ground-floor apartments were occupied by him , and served to lodge some dozen persons of his suite , besides
servants . . The room which he day andinight inhabited was , in both houses , according to the ; Turkish fashion , always open to allow free ingress to all comers , and could only be closed by a curtain drawn across the doorway . Kossuth , during the whole of his stay in Widdin , may therefore be said ; to , have lived in a glass bouse , and . amidst theernpty honours finally paid him , had constant reason to complain of tlie want- of privacy . The Count _, and : Countess Dembinski did not lodge in the same house wiih Kossuth ) except on' two exceedingl y cold' ni g _lits , when in consequence of their state of health a room was ceded to tbem . its former occupants being
quartered for the tjme upon Kossuth . For the same reason ; the late president-governor , to whom a comfortable travelling carriage had been presented , gave a seat in it to the Dembinski ' s , whose carriage had no springs . The . last day that If accompanied the march I saw , Kos _? uth on horseback , with . Count Batthyani on one hand and General Perczel on the other , and ! Coqnt . _Demlritiski with his " _adyiolldwing in the carriage . It is riecessaify , that I should seriously add that to the . best of iny belief and knowledge Madame Dembinski , who . is distinguished liy graces essentially feminine , never arrayed herself in male attire in her life ? ¦ . .. . •¦ .::. _- ..
In conclusion I can frame but one conjecture as to the motive of this unfounded anoSscurrillous attack on a suffering , inoffensive , expatriated woman , and on a husband . and father so notoriously devoted as M . Kossuth'to his own wife and children . j That conjecture , Mr * . Editor , ( _atsd-T . conceive your consequent dread of any . participation in such a scheme , however involuntary ) will , if the reasons ! have previously adduced _provsinsnfScient , I am sure determine you to insert this letter . , _| : , .. ' Madame Kossuth is ( or . was until recently ) , concea ; led inilungaiy . She had refused to follow her husband in the hope of rejoicing her children . ' All the efforts of tbe _Autfrian police have hitherto been unavailing to discover "iie ' r _retreat-iihas this slander been devised to draw her from her hiding place ? j am , Sir , your obedient servant , '" '
THE _ADTHOR OF _REVELATIONS OF RUSSIA . ; London , Dec . 27 , 1849 . : : " ¦ ¦< r _^ . COPV CP _POSTSCarPT TO LETTER TO THE ''TIMES . ' P . S . I have just seen in your paper a letter from Count Edmond Ztchy , in which he says ; ' Kossuth , on entering Turkey , positively refused ( o allow his baggage to be searched , and . * the _spurs _>( a pair of emerald spurs ) were offered by Kossuth , himself at Widdin , on the feast of the Bairam , to _, the Pacha ,
who refused the gift . ' ; . . r v V _^ V : _, A _s : I cannot- believe that any attempt / was made , Jo search the baggage of Koasuth , ¦ but I know , that _that-baggage . _consisted of . one striali . ppftmanteau ' aridapair _% of saddle .. bags . " never . ' , Iqckedi ,. and , the ' whole contents of which were . ' ojfteii untidily _disi _' played to the inspection " of air ' visitors _^ Gn the occasion of Kossuth ' s only visit to tho Pacha of Widdin during the feast of the Bairam , I also visited the Pacha , and was present during the whole
Calumnies A3ainst Koss10h; - »' " ' *¦ *...
interview . M . Kossuth was accompanied by Count Casimir Batthyani , and by five or , six officers ; and I can voucb for the fact , tbat he never offered to the Pacha anything beyond the compliments of the - _* -- " " 1 r _-.-. u n ..- «
sea » on . _* _.-..-Count Zichy could hardly be expected to explain that his unfortunatebrother ;( besides other treasonable paper s )* , bad ; in . his carriage for distribution several- thousand proclamations of Jellachich , at that time declared a traitor and a rebel both by the Emperor and the Diet , and occupied in ravaging Hungary with fire and sword . 77-The jewels and all' other property of Count Ztchy were legally confiscated by the Diet , and
Kossuth prosecuted and punished the attempted appropriation of it by the police . During the war in Transylvania , Bern made application for secret service money '¦ to counter-bribe a neighbouring authority . Some of Count Zichy ' _s jc _wels _, as the most portable articles . of ; value , were sent from the treasury on due receipt , through the intermedium of a Wallachian agent , but . I defy Count Z chy to show that Kossuth ever retained , received , or handled , any portion of ; this or any other , national property .
; The _Zichys are unfortunate , " one , having been shot by the Aiiitriaris , ' the . other hanged by his countrymen as a , traitor ; but this is no reason why Count . Edmond should calumniate Kossuth , who never sanctioned that nor any other political execution , . .
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