(From the Sun.)|1840-09-12|The Demetian Mirror - Welsh Newspapers Online
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(From the Sun.) The foreign intelligence which will be found in our columns of this day is highly important. From Paris, from Madrid, from Lisbon, accounts of revolutionary movements pour in upon us, heightening the gloom with which the prospects of an European war has al- ready overshadowed the political horizon. Thewbole of which we have received, treat the strike of the workmen of the metropolis rather lightly; but in the suddenness and the unexpectedness of this event, we can only discovert he greater ground for alarm. One Journal states that several of those taken had gold in their pockets, thus showing that it was not want of bread that made them turn out; but here, again, we see the greater cause for serious apprehensions on the part of the Government. It may be that distress first prompted the working classes to meditate a turn out, but everything seems to indicate that they will not now be content with work and a higher rate of wages. They regard themselves as not represented in the Legislature, and, setting their rude wits to work, plan Utopian schemes for the representation of trade inter- ests. They naturally enough fall into the errors of those who have hitherto claimed the sole privilege of governing them, and find a panacea for every evil in the Parliamentary representation of rival interests, instead of taking the higher ground, and reconciling them one with the other, and each with all. The insurrectionary movement in Madrid was the consequence of the promulgation of a Royal decree appointing a new Moderado Ministry. The QUEEN REGENT, who remained with her daughters at Valen- cia on the 28th ult., was fast losing all the popularity which she acquired three years ago by proclaiming the Constitution. Among the crowds assembled to witness her arrival at that city, not a voice was raised in welcome greeting. "Down with the Ayuntamientos Bill, and dissolve the base Cortes who passed it," were the only shouts which reached the Royal ear, as her MAJESTY passed through the city. Even the civic authorities prepared no welcome for the REGENT, and the influence of General O'DONNEL was required to obtain for the Royal family the civic box at the thea- tre. Still her MAJESTY with an infatuation for which we cannot account, persists in setting the will of the army and the populace at defiance. Already the embers of a Revolution, which may hurl her august daughter from the throne, are kindled at Madrid nor shall we be surprised to hear that one of the first steps of the Ultra-Liberal party will be to deprive Queen CHRISTINA of a Regency, the duties of which she has proved herself incapable of discharging for the welfare of Spain. The disaffection in Portugal is equally deplorable and disastrous. There is there a faction behind the Throne whose baneful influence is robbing the QUEEN of the affections of her people. It is supposed that the chief of this conclave of intriguers is no less a person than King FERDINAND, who is not content with the regal title without having a share in the di- rection of public affairs. At all events the QUEEN and the Government are alike unpopular, and the nation gloomy and discontented. Money is scarce, and the little talents possessed by the officials is employed in humbugging and overreaching the foreign creditors. Thus, look in what way we will, dark clouds over- spread the political horizon. On the Eastern question we find leading articles in all the Paris Journals of Friday and Saturday. The Constitutionnel of Saturday says that The Sun attempted to prove the correctness of the memoran- dum of the Five Powers, but advanced no conclusive argument on the subject. This is a very easy way of disposing of our proofs. The Constitutionnel would would not have ventured to adopt this free and easy style had our article been transferred to his columns.

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