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.forrign intelligent EVERY one who deplores the possibility, even, of the peace of Europe being disturbed at all, much more when it is considered that, should hostilities take place, they have not been caused by a quarrel, in which any im- portant interests appear to be involved, will read with regret the news from France of the past week. The Journal des Debats "the organ of the Tuileries" is but an honourable exception to the Metropolitan and Provincial Press of France who, "true to its cuckoo note," continue to babble that the National Honour has been outraged, and that blood must wash out the stain. The excitement against Eng- land, prevailing in the Provinces appears to be intense, and the position of our Countrymen residing there, difficult at present, may soon become dangerous in the extreme. The Na- tional Guard, too, are vieing in extravagance with the Press, and the question of Peace or War, is so mixed up with attempts at intida- tion, and a struggle for power, that calm deli- beration is out of the question altogether. Moderation is construed into cowardice, and few, therefore, will have the moral courage to be moderate whatever their secret convictions and desires may be. Louis Philippe, who evi- dently desires peace, is at variance with M. Thiers, who must receive the embrace of the ■V War or Republican party in order to hold his ground against the King. Whatever may be the settlement of the Eastern question, the good understanding, which for years has so hap- pily existed between the two Countries, has for the present, at least, been destroyed, and the period of its restoration, we fear, is very remote. The Paris Papers received on Saturday morn- ing, contained the following painful account of another attempt to assasinate the King of the French:— PARIS, Thursday evening, Nine o'clock—Another attempt has been made to assassinate the King of the French, at six o'clock this evening. As the royal carriage was leaving the Tuilleries, returning to St. Cloud, he was fired at, but neither he nor any per- son of his ,uite was wounded. The assassin was instantly seized, and the King who displayed his ac- customed coolness and courage, ordered the postillions not to stop, and continued his route to St. Cloud. The assassin is a youug man, a native of Marseilles, who avows his criminal intention, and manifests much regret at having failed. He declares that he has no accomplices, and that he is not connected with any secret society. When examined as to his motives, he says he wished to rid his country of a tyrant, and that he had no other object than his country's good.-Tbe funds were slightly affected at Tortoni's, and the three per cents, fell to 70f 60c from 72f." The avowed object of this dastardly assassin was to take away the life of his sovereign, be- cause he considered the life of "Louis Philippe to be the only obstacle in the way of universal war." The avowed identity of the war party with the party which abets assassination is one of the most horrible and alarming features that was ever traced in the history of any faction. The streets of Paris abound with a class whose numbers swell with every revolution; every unsuccessful attempt or suppressed emeute only serving to stimulate them to acts of fouler fury against any, rulers not excepted, who evince a desire to resist organic changes in the po- litical structure. The London Papers do not hesitate but boldly affirm that the King of the French has to thank M. Thiers for this addi- tional attempt upon his life. The ensuing month presents prospects which cannot be viewed without great anxiety and alarm for the sake of France on its own account, inde- pendently of any considerations "affecting. England; and the effect of the reccnt proceqjJr^E ings of M. Thiers we ehofcB iXcUu)/ think pos-' r. l