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FRANCE. the Paris papers and our private letters of Friday an- nounce the continuance of tranquil lif y but the Government had not yet deemed it expedient to raise the state of siege. The prohibited journals, it seems, will not be allowed to appear before Wednesday or Thursday. Every moment new arrests took place, and private letters assure us, that, on Thursday week, the bodies of two Moveable Guards were found in a well at Belleville. All the wells were, in conse- quence, undergoing examination. A schism is reported to have arisen between MM. Thiers and Ihifaure, the effect of which will for the present neutra- lise the influence which the party of the Rue de Poictiers would naturally exercise in the Assembly. The first effect of this was to secure the election of M. Marrast to the presidency of the National Assembly on Wednesday. It is admitted in the Constitutionnel, one "of the chief organs of that party, that some of its members voted against their own candidate, M. Lacrosse, and thus secured the election of M. -Marrast, the candidate of the government. There were two divisions, in the first of which, upon a total number of 781 votes, the following was the result :M, Marrast, 386; M. Lacrosse, 341; Bac, 37 lost votes, 17. On the second, the total number of votes being 765, the following was the distribution M. Marrast, 411 M. Lacrosse, 334; M. Bac, 20. M. Armand Marrast was accordingly declared Presi- dent. The Union says of another schism, which has occurred in the meeting of the Palais National, that it has arisen from t, a desire to exclude eighty-two Members of the Republique Rouge, who assemble privately in the Rue Castiglione, and appear but very rarely in the Palais National. General Cavaignac himelf declared, that he desired to see M. Marrast at the Presidency, and he persuaded several members of the meeting of the Rue de Poictiers to give their votes to M. Armand Marrast, who was named yesterday after two ballots. General Cavaignac had several motives to desire this nomination. He had decided to replace M. Armand Marrast as mayor of Paris, and to restore to the mayoralty the ancient name of Prefecture of the Seine. But then Armand Marrast would have remained out of the government, and his election as President of the National Assembly saved him the appearance of disgrace. It had been announced that the total number of prisoners as accessory to the insurrection of June exceeded 14,000 and even 17,000. But an official account, published in the papers, declares that their number amounts only to 6,226. It seems that 1,500 or 2,000 will be set at liberty, as there are no proofs of their culpability; and they have been claimed by persons of high respectability. 2,500 will be tried by martial courts, and will be condemned to transpor- tation if the accusation be admitted by the court; the other prisoners will be condemned administratively—that is, without being defended by counsel or appearing before a court of justice-to transportation. The committee charged with investigation of the insurrec- tions of June and the 15th of May has made considerable progress; but its report, which will be a document of con- siderable extent, will not be ready for eight or ten days to come. It is understood in Paris that the committee has succeeded in developing the causes of these two insurrec- tions in a satisfactory manner. The reporter of this com- mittee will be M. Bouchard. The Committee of Finances has decided upon proposing some modification of an income-tax. The four Military Commissions have convicted and sen- fenced to transportation a vast number of the accused, but have also ordered the immediate liberation of very many prisoners, against whom the evidence was not conclusive. It was rumoured in Paris that M. Marrast would be named Ambassador of the Republic in London. ON Thursday, the 13th of July, the anniversary of the Duke of Orleans' death, all the wine in wood that in that quarter escaped the devastators of the 24th of February was sold at Neuilly. It brought better prices than did the wines found in the Royal cellars of Paris lately sold at the Palais Royal. Altogether the wines, horses, and carriages belong- ing to the ex-King and his family, already sold, have not produced a sum sufficiently large to relieve the Treasury in any sensible degree. The sale of the carriages and horses belonging to the Dutchess of Orleans and the Count de Paris took place in Paris on Wednesday. A good deal of compe- tition arose for the pony of the Count de Paris, which was knocked down for about twenty-five guineas to an American gentleman. A good deal of sympathy was elicited by the Mie of certain articles, among others a child's caleche, with a hood, and an infant's chariot, to be drawn by the hand. Just as the auctioneer was setting up the four-wheeled cab- riolet from which the Duke of Orleans was thrown when he was killed on the road to Neuillv, a letter of the Dutchess was handed to him protesting against the sale of that car- riage, and ordering it to be repurchased for her account, at any price, should it have been already sold, and then burned. A splendid berline and two fine English horses were likewise withdrawn from the sale by order of the Dutchess, to be offered, in her name, to the person who lent her her carriage p 0 to quit Paris and France on the 24th of February. The Spanish Government asks for the restitution of the thirty millions of reals (not francs, as was at first errone- ously stated) which constituted the dower of the Dutchess of Mon tpensier, and which was said to be a principal object with Louis Philippe. To this demand the Republic is reported to reply-first, that the money brought to her husband by the Infanta was—as was his custom .-encaissed by Louis Philippe," and that "consequently the claim of Spain was good against his Majesty only;" secondly, that if the French nation be responsible, it (the nation) has a little unsettled account of ninety or one hundred millions of francs to set off against the demand in question, being the cost of the far-famed expedition of 1823 under the command of the late Due d'Angoulcme." An insurrection amongst the women employed in the washing establishments in Neuilly took place on Tuesday. The pretext was that their employers endeavoured to compel them to work twelve hours a day in place of eleven. It required the presence of a considerable military force to restore order amongst them. A few of the most violent having been arrested, the remainder fled in various direc- tions. The second permanent court martial sitting at Verdun has condemned a sergeant and four fusiliers of the 48th regiment of the line to be shot for having joined in a serious disturb- ance which took place at Rethel. The tailors of Paris (says the Co-urrier Francois) have received orders to make 100,000 great coats and frock coats for the troops of King Charles Albert, who has sent the necessary quantity of cloth from the manufactories of Turin. They are to be paid for at the rates of 7fr. a tunic, and 4fr. 75c. the over coat. The contract for the re-purchase of the Lyons railway was sdgned on Wednesday. It appears that the damage caused to ,property in Paris bv the collision between the troops and the people on the -23rd, 24th, and 2511-1 of February last was not so great as had been calculated. A grant of 250,000f. ( £ 8,000) was mnde by the Provisional Government to indemnify the fferers;of which only 167,000f. ( £ 6,080) has been d;mned. The Councils of War will commence to pass their judg- ments to-(Iav. The Union says, the Committee of Foreign Allan's was yesterday occupied with the Affairs of Italy. There was a question of imprinting on French policy in Italy a different direction from that followed since the 24th of February. All the speakers who have been heard thus far combatted M. de Lamartinc's manifesto to Europe. M.,de Lamartine having demanded to reply to the different attacks on his policy, it was arranged that he should address the Committee -at its next sitting. All the detached forts in the neighbourhood of Paris,, in which State prisoners arc at present confined, are being placed in a condition to sustain a siege. The embrasures are mounted with cannon. The gunpowder magazine of le Bouchet, in the depart- ment of Seine-et-Oise, containing 3,0001b. of fulminating cotton, lately received, ft-om Vincennes, was blown up on Monday last with' a dreadful shock, which destroyed the building to tlie foundation. Four young men who were in the house perished.








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