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FRANCE. A young lad, seventeen years of age, named George Alfred Walker, a Frenchman, was taken into custody on Friday, close to the door of the Elysee, for having declared his in- tention of assassinating the President of the Republic, who, he alleged, prevented the good Republic from being estab- lished. Walker had been long watching an opportunity of effecting his purpose, but by some chance always failed. He had never seen the President, and on Friday, after havirg waited at the door of the Elysée for a long time, though the President had passed close to him, it was not allotted that by his hand Louis Napoleon should fall. He gave himself up p b to the police and fully avowed his design. On searching him, a pistol loaded and primed was found upon him. He belongs to a respectable family, long residing in the same quarter in Paris. A jonrneyman hatter, named Benoit, a Socialist troupa- dour, was sentenced on Saturday by the Court of Assize ut Paris, to a year's imprisonment and 50Cf. fine for writing, publishing, and singing a song insulting to the President of the Republic entitled Les 3fassacrcurs. A prosecution has been commenced against the printer of the Journal de la llepublique Universelle, edited by Mazzini, Ledru Rollin, and others. M. Dupin has been elected President of the Assembly, The number of votes was 538. M. Dupin obtained 325 votes; M. Michel de Bourges, the candidate of the Moun- tain 102; General Lamoriciere, 60; General Bedeau, 35. Sixteen votes were lost. The result of the ballot having been announced, M. Dupin was proclaimed President. Gen. Bedeau, MM. Daru, Benoit d'Azy, and Leon Faucher, were elected Vice-Presidents of the Assembly. Jules do Las- teyrie has, therefore, been the only one of the former Vice Presidents excluded. MM. Arnaud (de l'AriSge), Lacaze, Peupin, de Heckeren, Chapot, and Berard were chosen Secretaries of the Assembly.



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