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FRANCE. PROCLAMATION OF THE COUNT OF CHAMBORD. PARIS, JULY 7.—Honrv V. has addressed a proclamation to tlio Freach people, of which the lollowing are the most important passages Frenchmen !—I am in your midst. You have opened the gates of France to me. and I have been unable to deny myself the happiness of re- visiting W] country. But I will not, by a pro- lorged stay, afford fresh pretexts for agitating the public miml and causing disturbances at the pro- sent moment. 1 quit, therefore, this Chambord, ■which was your gift, and of which I have proudly borne the name for forty years in the path of exile. On taking my departure I am desirous of telling you that I do not separate myself from you. France knows that I belong to her. I can. not forget that the monarchical right is the patrimony of the nation, nor can I decline the duties it imposes upon me 1D her re- gard. With God's help we shall be found together, when vou wish it, on a broad basis of administrative decentralisation and local fran- chises, a Government in harmony with the real wants of the country. We shall give, as a gua- rantee for those public liberties to which every Christian people has a right, universal suffrage, honestly exercised, and the control of the two Chambers, and we shall resume the national move- ment of the end of the last century, while restor- ing to it its real character. Frenchmen, I am ready to do anything to aid my country in rising from its ruins, and in re-assuming its rank in the world. The only sacrifice which I am not prepared to make is that of my honour. I am, and wisii to be, in harmony with the time in which I live. I pay a sincere homage to all its grandeurs, and whatever may have been the colour of the flag under which our soldiers marched, I have admired their heroism, and rendered thanks to o, oa lor all ttiat their bravery has added to the treasure of the glories of France. Between you and me there must subsist no mis- understanding or hidden thought. No; Iwillnotbe silent, because ignorant or credulous people have spoken of privileges of absolution, of intolerance, and of I know not what besides of titles, of feudal rights, which the most audacious bad faith geeks to raise up before your eyes. I will not allow the standard of Henry IV., of Francis I., and ot Joan of Arc, to be torn from my hands. It is with that flag that our natioual unity was made; it was with that tlag that your forefathers, led hy mine, conquered tha: Alsace and Lorraine, whose fidelity will be our consolation and our misfortune. Frenchmen Henri V. cannot abandon the white Hag. Chambord, July 5, 1871." PARIS, Jri.v S AVTERNOO.—Count deCham- bord's manifesto is commented upon with the greatest disapproval by this afternoon's news- papers. The Lilwrti gives expression to the popular opinion in the following terms Poor France: her condition is very desperate. The experience we have just had has, then, profited no one. Personal ambition is still the only motive of our actions. Politicians appear to be as blind now as in times past, and folly and madness are still everywhere to be found. If this state of things continues it is all over with us we shall soon be overtaken by social war, the fatal conse- quence of party hte and jealousy." The Bonapartist newspaper, the Avenir Liberal, says that the project shadowed forth in this mani. festo would be dangerous were it anything but a dream and a fiction. The Journal den Dibats publishes an article, in which it regrets the manifesto of the Count de Chambord. It says "The White Flag is almost as much dreaded throughout France as the Red Flag. Only one circumstance could give the Red Flag a chance of success, and that would be a victory of the White Flag." The manifesto has not met with much success. It is thought that its publication will prevent the realisation of the projects of fusion which had been entertained. The Duke de Nemours and the Duke d'Alen^'on visited M. Thiers yesterday. THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. VERSAII.LES. JULY 8, I this day's si^ tting of the National Assembly urgency was de. clared fur the Bill imposing new takes upon sugar, coftee, tea, cocoa, alcohol, and similar obieots. The Assembly passed at once to the discussion of the Bill itself, which, after a short debate, wa9 adopted by 483 votes against 5. FUSION OF POLITICAL PARTIES. X RIS, JULY i, ^IGHT.——Euraest cndouvours are being made to bring about a fusion between the members of the National Assembly who attend M. Sevay's meetings, and the party of the Conser- vative Republicans, under the leadership of Count Rampon. Deputy for the Ardeche. The latter parliamentary fraction numbers from 00 to 70 members, and their fusion with M. Seray's party would constitute an important nucleus of a future majority. There is, moreover, no doubt such a union would attract a considerable number of the Republican Left, whose co-operation is assured beforehand in regard to many questions. MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF PARIS. T x^Aivis, July o Government is deliberat. iog upon the question of shortly ordering muni- cipal elections in Paris. According to the terms of the most recent law, each quarter of the city will have to elect one municipal councillor. It is said that the Deputies of the Seine intend asking the Government what date it proposes to fix for these elections. The numerous assassinations of officers andI soldiers during the last few days in Paris have delayed the raising of the state of siege, The re-elections necessary in Paris will probably be held at the beginning of August. n. THE NEW, PARIS LOAN. XAKIS, JILT B.— lbe new loan for the city of Pans will amount to 000,(W,000 francs, and will Le issiu d at the end of August next. M. Dufaure, the Minister of Justice, has issued a decree declaring that the insurrection in Paris terminated on the 7th June, 1871, on which date the resumption of the regular course of judicial procedure in the Department of the Seine was offi. <!aUY announced. The decree provides that all the property confiscated by the Commune may be reclaimed in conformity with the law of the 12th May, 1871, within thirty years from the cessation, of the insurrection as officially proclaimed. The news published by some journals of expla- 12ations having been exchanged between Italy and France on the occasion of the departure of Madame Cboiseul is devoid of foundation. The good rdationa subsisting between the two countries have in no way changed. General Fuidherbe is about to publish a work on the campaicn of the Army of the North in 1870-71. It is to be dedicated to M. Gambetta. PARIS ITEMS. I'ARIS, J IULY ti.-Xhe votes polled by M. Moreau have been calculated by the committee at 91,873. M. Bonvalet polled only 91,632; M. Moreau is therefore elected deputy for Paris. The Sub-committee of the Railways, a branch of the head committee of Public Works, has pro- nounced in favour of an important reduction of the tariffs. The committee is considering the question of the guarantees given by the State to the railway companies, which in 1870 amounted to 34,),01)0,(A.ii) francs, which was charged to the Budget of Expenditure. A banquet has been offered to M. Gambetta by the League of the Republican Union, and will take place this evening. The health of Paris* is good. The death-rate continues sensibly to diminish, 672 deaths only having occurred this week, against 1,103 in the preceding one.











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