The revolution in Poland.
The insurrection in Poland
has now become a national rising.
The isolated resistance of a few bands of desperate conscripts has developed into a revolution which tasks all the strength of Russia
to make head against it. The only trustworthy information which reaches this country of the progress of the movement, in the shape of telegrams from the Austrian and Prussian frontiers, is necessarily very imperfect, and somewhat confining.--We are told of a great many fights between parties of military and insurgents, which say very little, except that the insurrection extends over a very wide area.
This much, however, may be said with some certainly, that the insurgents have, on the whole, had for a few days the advantage, and are now beginning to lose it; that they are far better provided with arms than could have been expected, and that they are commanded by officers of some experience.
A rough notion of the seat of the conflict may be given by describing a crescent extending on the one band from the point of junction of the Austrian and Prussian frontiers a little to the northeast of Cracow, passing thence by the frontier of Gallican, and then by the frontier between Russia
proper and Poland
to the Prussian frontier again, directly to the north of Warsaw
Within the whole of the district embraced by these lines, that is to say, by far the larger part of the kingdom of Poland
, the insurrection is general.
It extends, however, beyond the frontier into Russia
itself; and it seems probable that it will very soon, to its certain destruction, extend over the Prussian and Austrian
In fact, the insurrection seems to have a stronger hold at the junction of the Prussian and Austrian
frontiers than anywhere else although, it has also spread over the whole of the provinces of Sandomier and Lublin.
The Prussian Government, which at first was not much urbed is now, it seems seriously alarmed, and troops are pouring into Silesian, at the southwest corner of which province the danger seems to threaten most.
Later accounts speak of part of Western Prussian as in a very excited state.