--Rotation in office does not appear to meet with much favor in republican Switzerland
, for at the late elections, on the 7th instant, for President
and members of the Federal Council, (Cabinet,) the old officers — Frey Herosee Furrer
, Stæmpfl, Naef, Fornerod, Pioda
, and Knuesel — were re-elected — several of whom have been re-elected every three years, and have served ever since the adoption of the present Federal Constitution in 1848. The Republic of Switzerland
has had several very severe political crises to go through, and has also had the combined diplomacy of Europe
to contend with; but nevertheless, from the excellence of its Government and the virtue of the people, she has maintained a high and honorable position among the nations of the Continent.