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(From the John Bull.)


(From the John Bull.) It certainly looks like war. As to the fortifications of Paris, that seems only a secondary indication when compared to the turning the baths at Boulogne into a battery—that looks like business, and we hope will have the effect of sending some of our runaways home. The sentence on Prince Louis NAPOLEON of per- petual imprisonment, is mere moonshine-the lenient infliction upon General MONTHOLON of twenty years' incarceration beginning when he is between sixty and seventy is remarkable. NAPOLEON is said to have observed to the Greffier, or Registrar, or whatever he is called, of the Court of Peers which condemned him—they being chiefly Peers of his uncle's making —"that as the word impossible was not in the French dictionary, so was not the word perpetual to be found." The Prince is right Louis PHILIPPE will find it necessary when he gets back the remains of the uncle, to satisfy the people as to the nephew. Had Prince NAPOLEON made his attempt against the rightful heirs of the throne of France the case would have been widely different. Prince NAPOLEON warred against an usurper—Prince NAPOLEON has as much right to the Throne of France as Louis PHILIPPE Louis PHILIPPE is the King of the Barricades--so might Louis NAPOLEON have been and the odious treachery by which the Prince has been betrayed will recoil upon its authors before long. The King of HOLLAND it will be seen has retired in favour of his son, the Prince of ORANGE. The prejudice in England is strongly with the new Mon- arch he has served in our armies, has been wounded in our cause and seems half an Englishman. For all the proceedings in the East, which appear to us, even if very glorious, somewhat questionable, we refer our readers to another part of our paper. Alderman HARMER is passed over as Lord Mayor, and will, as a matter of course (we presume), throw up his Aldermanic gown. The Dockyard affairs are in progress. Devonport seems evidently the work of incendiaries, and Sheerness appears to be the work of no incendiary, but of a worthy person who wished to get credit for a zealous prevention of mischief. Fires in London and the country are very fre- quent—people have been apprehended on the charge of causing them, but we have not heard the result. Parliament, in the shape of two Members of the House of Commons and three of the House of Lords, assembled on Thursday for the purpose of proroguing till the 12th of November. Lord MELBOURNE hob- bled, which we saw with pain, but the sprightly Secretary for Foreign Affiiirs gave him his arm and helped him along. If Lord MELBOURNE would but live at his own expense lie would soon get rid of the gout. We have elsewhere noticed Ireland-O'CoNNEL is uncommonly lively, considering; and, as we have hinted, we should like to know when Lord EBRINGTON

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