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FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FRANCE. There was another grand review in Paris on Sunday. The Civil Tribunal of the Seine was on Friday engaged on a very serious question regarding the confiscated property of the Orleans family, and which substantially amounted to this -whether the act of confiscation was above the courls of law or not. It be recollected that, in order to raise the ques- tion, the executors of Louis Phillippe had instructed the keeper of Neuilly and Manceaul to resist entry by the authorities in such a way as to oblige the latter to have re- course to force, and then to summon the trespassers before the proper tribunal, which they did when their complaint was met by a plea on the part of the Prefect of the Seine, deny- ing the power of the court to deal with the master, as it was the execution of a decree of the Prince President of the Hepubljc, having all the force of law. On this question of competence the Civil Tribunal of the Seine was occupied on Friday. After hearing the counsel for the Prefect of the Seine and :\1. Berryer in reply, the Court made the foliowing important decree Seeing that the members of the Orleans family derive as proprietors of the domain of Neuilly and 01 Monceauxj either in virtue of the donation of the ¡th of August, 1839, or in capacity of heirs of their father, and in part of the Princess Adelaide, their aunt, as well as by virtue of possession, pro. longed beyond 20 years, founding right of prescription Seeing that their action has for its object the property of these two domains Seeing that the ordinary tribunals are exclusiveiy compe- tent to decide on questions of property, the validity of con- tracts, and of prescription "That this principle has always been applied to the S'ate as well'as to individuals That thus to the tribunal alone it belongs to apprecia'e the titles oi parties, and to apply the law to the facts which give rise to proceedings Decides itself competent, retains the cause, and, for sake of complete investigation, adjourn? to this day fortnight, and condemns the Prelect of t'.e Seine to the costs of this motion." Cheers having been raised, the President immediately re- pressed the demonstration. The sensation produced by the decision of the Tribunal of First Instance on Friday, has not yet subsided. The bar is quite radiant at a result which reflects upon their profession, the glory of having made the first stand against the destiuction of the liberties of their country. In the corridors of the Palais de Justice the young advo. cates squeeze each other's hands with the animation of triumph, and exchange congratulations with the joy inspired by a good and brave action, We are told that on Friday evening a barrister, coming out of court immediately after the judgment was delivered, threw himself with effusion into the arms of a colleague, exclaiming—"At last one breathes we move in a purer a'mosphere." The judges, wi h a firmness which does hem honour, declined during the week that prece- ded their de'.iberaion, to make applications to the ministry in favour of any who solicited their interest, that they might not in any wrv compromise their independence. Their judgmer.t was the more striking, as it was contrary to all expectation. M. Dupin said on coming out, This day is a memorable one for itie Palais, and does equal honour to the bar and the bench." The President, in order to make up among the working classe what lie wants in popularity among the bourgeoisie,n contemplates a round of visits to the ateiers of tlte workmes of the faubourgs, from which, by dint of a few gracio u speeches, and distribution of largessses and decoration, he Lopes to gather an ample harvest of golden opinions from this class of society. The Russian chaTgS-d'aiTaires, M. de Kisseief, has just received instructions from his government to demand from the French government formal explanations with regard to the intention of re-establishing the empire. It is addtd that if the explanations are not considered satisfactory, the Czar has given orders to demand the re-imbursement of the Five per Cent. stock of which he is the holden in the French funds. It is stated also that the Russian, Austrian, and Prussian ambassadors, have received instructions to leave Paris in case the empire should be proclaimed. SPAfX. The King is shortly to proceed to Santander, to preside at the inauguration of the railroad connecting that town with Alar. The Ministry of fliace and Justice is collecting the docu- ments necessary to enable the Government to reform the electoral law. Two editors of the Madrid journals have presented to the Minister of the Interior the memorial, signed by the principal organs of the press, praying the Queen to modify the clause of tl'.e new law \v\*h regard to responsible editors. Should the Government not accede to their demand, most of the papers w.II cease to appear in the beginning of May. GERMANY. Accounts from Carlsruhe state that the death of the Grand Duke was expecjed to take place every instant. The Grand Dukes Nicholas and Michael left Stutgart on the llith, and passed through L'lm, on their way to Italy, The Prussian National Gazette announces that the Germanic Diet imists on the of being raised in Electoral Hesse. The closing sitting of the Austro-German Zollverein Con. gress was held on the 20th at Vienna. Count Buol Schauen- stein, Minister of Foreign Affairs and of the Imperial House- hold, closed the sitting in a speech, in which he said that the signing of the final protocol ( Hanover alone being the dissen- tient power) had terminated the task for which they had assembled. They had realised the desirable end marked out in the memorable opening speech of the late Prince Schwarzenberg. They had drawn up a treaty of commerce between Austria and the Zollvereiji, similar to'that concluded between Austria and the Zollvereiji, similar to'that concluded in 18 £ 9 between Pj«sia. Bava ia, and the two Hesses, of' which the Zollverein in its present form was the development, a treaty^which fully completed the aim of preparing for the customs' union by an intimate rallying of industrial and com- mercial interests, and which tended towards the activity of the federal assembly, by the conclusion of internatianal decrees beneficial to the commerce of the whole of Germany, by at least realising them for such states as should participate in this treatv of commerce. c We read the following in the Ailgemeine Zeituug of the 23d iost:— ° Neither the laws of the House of Baden of iSI7, nor the Constitution, have made provi^sn for the case of the es- tablishing a Regency, and the Grand Duke has probably not inserted a clause in his will in this respect. Under these circumstances, the agnates of the House of Baden have held a conference, at which the Margrave William took the pre- sidency. It was decided that on the demise of the Grand Duke the Hereditary Prince Louis shall be called to the throne, and that Prince Frederick shall be charged with the Regency. The oath of allegiance is to be taken to both Princes. The Hereditary Prince was not present at this Council. Up to the present moment he is ignorant of the alarming state of his august parent, for it is apprehended that his own sufferings would be aggravated if he knew the exact tru'.h. The Prince is subject to continual nervous attacks, which paralyse his intellectual faculties, but he has lucid intervals. The Grand Duke is sa;d to have made his will in 1843. The Grand Duchess does not quit the sick bed of her husband a single moment. The pain in the knee joint con- tinues extremely acute, and the strength of the royal patient is so completely exhausted, that he is not expected to survive manjE day-. c, The medical bulletin published at Carls; une on the 24th announced that the Grand Duke had fallen into a state of stupibr, and that no hops was entertained of his recovery. Reports have iince stated, that the Grand Duke of Baden is dead. AMERICA. SOUTHAMPTON, APRIL 25. The Cnitrd States mail steam-ship Humboldt, Captain J. D. Lines, arrived off Cowes at 7 o'clock this morning, and, I after landing the English mai's, proceeded on her voyage to Havre. The Whig Members of the New York Legislature have rominated General Scott for the Presidency, and the Missouri State Democratic Convention have expressed a preference for Geneial Cass, The State general election in Rhode Island t-as-gonefor the Whigs, with the exception that the present Democratic Governor has been re-elected. Another awful steam-boat explosion took place on the 19th inst., at Lexington, Missourri. The Saluda burst her boilers, killing 100 passengers (Mormons), on their way to the Salt Lake. Advices from St. Jago (Cuba) to the 6th of March state that the authorities there are still so apprehensive of another invasion, that they keep there armed vessels cruising along theif-shores. Dates from Salvador, Central America, to the 6th of March, ttate that Senor Duenas, the newly-elected President, took possession of Executive power on the 1st of March. Nicaragua was tranquil. Nothing further had been heard of Munos. Kossuth arrived at Charleston on the 9th instant, but no enthusiasm was shown by the populace. great flood had occurred in Texas, doing a vast amount offdamage. An unbroken chain of telegraphic communication between New York and New Orleans was completed on the 9th inst. Tlr, New York Times of the 10th on this subject says Last evening the New Orleans telegraph operators had a cbat for the first time, wire to wire, with their contemporaries in JIanover srreet. New to win-, witb their contemporaries in JIanover srreet. New York despatcheg were forwarded, a answers received from New Orleans, dated one hour after thfy were received. Thus a message started from this office, traversed 3 000 miles, and arrived at iti destination siity minutes before it started," LONDON MARKETS, due. LONDON CORN EXCHANGE,MONDAY AFTERNOON, APB.26 Most of the coun!ry markets held on Saturday were but mo. derately supplied with English wheat, and a full average business was transacted on rather higher terms. Foreign wheats were were held at extreme rates at the leading outports. Up to our market, last week, a full average quantity of Eng- lish wheat came to hand, but the supplies ot other articles wtre small. Fresh up to our market ta-day. the arrivals of wheat were on a very limited scale, but in excellent condition, and a clearance of the stands was effected, at an advance in the quotations of Monday last of Is. per quarter, at which the market closed firmly. We were very scantily supplied with fresh foreign wheats, and the show of gtanaried samples was lather limited. Selected qualities changed hands szeadily, at full quotations. The aggregate supply of barley, chiefly foreign, was large. 1 he show of malt was very moderate, at late figures. Oats came f,eely to hand/yet the sale for most qulities firm- The demand for beans was steady, at an advance of Is. per qr. There was a fair inquiry for peas, at Is. per qr. advance. Indian corn and Sour^moved off steadily, and lale rates were we 11 supplied. A Shillings per quarter. Old. New WHEAT, Essex Sc Kent, white 43 51 — — Ditto red 39 45 — — Norfolk and Lincoln, red. 39 45 — — Ditto, white 43 48 — — j RYE, 30 32 28 30 BAHLEY, Grinding 24 26 — — Malting 27 32 — — Chevalier. 33 36 — — MALT, Norfolk and Suffolk 45 58 Brown 43 48 Kingston and Ware. 51 58 — — Chevalier 60 63 — — OATS, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, feed. 18 23 — — Ditto, Poland and potato 22 27 — — Northumberland, Berwick, and Scotch feed 19 24 Dunda)k,Xewry,and Beiiast, potato 13 19 — — Limerick, Sligo, and Westport, potato 13 20 — — Ditto, feed 17 18 — — Cork, Wattrford, Dublin, Youghai, and Cionmel, black 18 21 — — Cork, white 19 22 — — Scotch, teed 21 25 — — BEANS, Tick 27 32 — — Pigeons 32 33 32 34 PEAS, boilers 33 35 — — Hog and grey 28 32 — — FLOUR, town made (per sack of 2801bs.) 38 40 — — Siookton and Norfolk household (ditto). 30 33 — —

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