Further by the Bohemian.The mails by the Bohemian from Liverpool on the 6th, via Londonderry, contains some further items of foreign news: The London Chronicle says that Parliament will meet on the 5th of February. A deputation, which includes two members of Parliament, has been appointed to convey an invitation to Garibaldi to visit England. The Empress Eugenia paid a brief visit to Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle, on the 4th. The visit only lasted two hours. The London Times publishes full details of the expedition of the Bulldog and Fox for ascertaining the feasibility of the projected North Atlantic Telegraph. The results are pronounced highly satisfactory and encouraging. The London Times has another editorial on the political split in the United States, and expresses the hope that the quarrel may give way to a calm, in which the real difficulties of the slavery question may be met and quietly answered. A banquet was given on the 3d inst., in the Theatre at Limerick, to about eighty members of the Irish Brigade which figured in the recent campaign in the Papal States. The demonstration was attended with much enthusiasm. A fearful explosion had occurred in the Rise a coal mine, near Newport, Wales, entailing the loss of about 170 lives. Opening the safety valves to obtain lights for pipes is believed to have been the cause of the explosion. Sir Henry Marsh, the eminent Dublin physician, died suddenly on the 2d, from apoplexy.
Financial affairs.The funds on the 5th continued buoyant; consols advanced ¼c., but the advance was partially lost before the close. Financial advices from New York were anxiously watched for. Those by the Prince Albert were contradictory, and produced but slight effect. The discount market was moderately active, and the supply was adequate to the demand. The best bills were negotiated at 4 ¼ per cent. Business at the Bank was moderate. No gold was withdrawn on the 5th. A ship, with two days later news from Melbourne, and, it was supposed, £125,000 in gold, had reached the English channel, but her advices were not landed. William Moxan, an extensive contractor, of London, had suspended. Thomas Piper & Son, an old and extensive building firm, were also in difficulties.
Marshal Vaillant has been created Minister of the Emperor's household. It is stated that no one was aware of the Emperor's purpose respecting the decree relative to the Constitution till he revealed the document to his astounded Ministers in council, where it met with some opposition. Apprehensions of a monetary crisis in Paris had subsided. The Bank of France was largely gaining specie. The Bourse was firm and higher. The rentes closed at 70f. 70 M. Barocke, President of the Council of State, had been created Minister, without a portfolio. Count Persigny had presented letters of recall to the English Court, and returned to Paris. The Emperor had granted permission to the Baltimore Battalion to visit Paris, fully accoutred, next Spring.
Gaeta continued; but it was reported that the fire of the besiegers had slackened. Provisions were getting scarce in the fortress. The garrison replied to the fire from the batteries of Cialdini. Four batteries had commenced operations on the place. Victor Emmanuel continued at Palermo. The Count of Syracuse died suddenly at Siza, on the 4th, of apoplexy. The Consulta Generale had opened at Naples. The government explanation to the Consulta produced a good impression. Poerio was elected Vice President of the Consulta, after having refused the post of Minister, without a portfolio. General Benedek had inspected the Austrian fortresses of the Venetian quadrilateral. He had also assembled the officers at Venice, and told them to prepare for the eventualities of an energetic defence. There were rumors of increasing insurrectionary movements in Abruzzi. Unimportant demonstrations in Naples and elsewhere were put down. On the 3d inst., the King issued a proclamation to the Sicilians, in which his Majesty recalls that one of his ancestors has reigned over Sicily. He likewise mentions the election of the Duke of Geneva as King of Sicily in 1848, and the vote of Sicily in favor of annexation recently given. The King promises to establish institutions for promoting public morality, and to respect the privileges of the Sicilian Church. He concludes by requesting unity and concord among the people. The English fleet at Naples saluted King Victor Emanuel on his departure for Sicily. --This act created a sensation. The fleet left Naples in order, it was believed, to follow the King to Palermo. The stay of the King in Sicily was expected to be of short duration. A Gaeta dispatch, of the 1st inst., denies the rumor that Francis II. had ruptured a blood vessel. £65,000 sterling of "Peter's pence" had arrived at Rome from America.
M. Dapples, from Lausanne, had been elected President, and M. Latour, from Chur, Vice President of the National Council. The election was a triumph for the National party.
Weiner Zeitung publishes the convention between France, Austria, and Sardinia, for carrying out the partition of the debts and assets of the Monte Lombards.--The liabilities amount to 99,000,000 of lives, of which two-fifths are to be charged to Austria.