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trfesentatiye of the People , Mj ^ fioV ^ as at W residence , oh the 2 nd of December , and unpriced . As there was no insurrectional movement m £ e department of laNievre , the courtmartial o £ that department summoned Mfotbefore itarbar . imder the Sretence of complicity and parU 0 ipatipn miihe jnsur-Son ~ He mil doueUess be shot * T * ose from amongst the Republicans who are not shot , ^ are ruined ; they are robbed ^ their property ,, and ^ Rer-I rards branded with | he Same orpillagers . Tou must have read in the newspapers the ^ decree , of the eeneral commanding the state of siege in the DepartmentdeT Allier , aniecree which sequestrates ( another * £ m « i for confiscates ) the property , of seven
Republicans of that department . All the wealthy . Republicans in Paris , whose property they covet , are at this moment the object ; of the utmost rigour of the tribunals . They summon them before the ** Juge d'Jnsteuction /^ and there they are told that they are accused of having given money for constructing barricade **; and that consequently thejbwill have to answer this accusation before a court martial . M . Savignan , formerly solicitor for theUsle-ofiBourbon , 7 and shareholder of the journal fe Vote Universel , has been arraigned upon a similar charge . . S *
In addition to the above correspondence the actual historical facts of the week are scanty . Louis Napoleon and his Ministers have continued in their course of repression ari 4 violence . The press is still gagged to all intents and purposes , but there are signs of insubordination even-in the satellites of the Court , and of covert hostility even in the mild and orderly Debats . -As to the Conaittutionnel there is a story toldof Verori * its chief editor , which , though it may not be quite true , is sufficiently so to be illustrative of the relations between the Emperor and his press . Our authority is the correspondent of the Morning Chronicle .
" M . Verbn , it appears , is definitively embroiled with the Elysee , and the following are the reasons assigned for the difference between them : —In the first place , M ^ V ^ ron cannot pardon the wound inflicted oh his selflove , in not having been named one of the Consultative Commission ; and next , a more serious cause of dissent has occurred in consequence of a recent conversation which has taken place between him and M . de Moray . M . Verbn , it appears , had'acceptedthe suspension of the liberty of the press as a temporary meaaure , but never contemplated the case of all kind of contradiction or oDDosition to the acts of the Government being
absolutely interdicted . At last , learning that it was certainly the intention of the Government to prevent all discussion which in the slightest degree might caBt blame on the acts of the Executive Power and of its immediate agents , he went to the Elyeee , and had a conversation with M . de Morny , on the necessity of that gentleman suggesting to Louis Napoleon the propriety of restoring to the press a certain amounts of liberty , however restricted it might be . M : Veron insisted that contradiction was in many cases most useful ,
were it only for the purpose of giving the Government organs an opportunity of proving that the objections made were of no great weight ; but M . de Morny could not see the force of M . V 6 ron's observations , and absolutely refused to give any counsel to the President of the kind which Ml Ve * ron recommended . In the end , M . Ve " ron found the step which he had taken to be utterly without result , and is said to have exclaimed , as he prepared to take his leave , ^ The Elysee refuses to restore any liberty to the press ! Well , then ,. before a month is over we will force it to do so I '"
The covert hostility of the DSbatt shows itself in the form of apt quotations from Tacitus ; Mr . Bonaparte ' s enemy being that old friend of the Orleans dynasty Jules Janin , who fights the Emperor by covert allusions in his weekly feuuleton . . Jules Janin is furious at the present brutal reign of Bonapartism in France . A well known litterateur , whom we will call P ., meeting him a few days since on the Boulevards , J . J . " burst out into loud ejaculations , accompanied of course by a profusion of gesture , on * ' ce brigand , ce miserable , ce ^ celerat , " &c , until he had quite lost all control of bis feelings , or his expressions . P . was obliged to check him by Baying : " Don ' t forget , mon cher , that you may be overheard ; and that , however you , who have enjoyed
the reputation of a shining light in the * Party of Order , ' at least till recent events , may be absolved as harmless and safe , notwithstanding these ebulitions of the moment , for me the question is very different : for am not I a Rouge and a Socialist , a destroyer of the Family , of Religion , of Property , and I know not what other horrible description of reprobate , according to the gospel of theElyaGer Moderate yourself , I beg you . " It has been remarked by one alike well read in Tacttxis and experienced in the horrors of the Bonapartis * : regime , that the current history of France might be accuratel y written , simply by translating some of the most foroible and most disgusting pages from the Annals of Taoitut , and ohanging the names of the actors . °
Among the minor facta ia a letter from "Paul Cullen to the Vnivers ( ultra-Papal organ ) , which concludes as follows : —> ? r- «^ n 5 " ! "J ? , 1 ! 1 111 y ° u in the happy prospeot of a « ia ?^/ Utttre » whloh' ! ¦ W « mlng to ffiwn upon your Bwat and generous nation . All OathoUos must applaud
in beholding France becoming strong / united , and most Christian , as formerly . Its zeal in propagating charity , and especially its devotion to the cause of the , Holy See , of which it has recently given a striking proof , will procure for it abundant blessings from Heaven . _• ¦ . # , " May the Almighty , who has commenced this great work , crown it with'success ! May the apostle of Ireland , the founder df this primacy , who himself came originally from your noble land , obtain , by his powerful iirten ^ sjsion , an ample-reward for all ybur ^ onipatribtfifr always so eealous to contribute towards the preservation of the
faith in this country cultivated by its apostolic labours !' Dr . Cttllen is as good an exponent of the policy of Rome and Russia as any other . But what will the democratic Catholics of Ireland say to this expression of opiriion and invocation of the blessing of ^ Heaven on the head of the Prince of Order , Family , Property , and Religion ? ^ . ^^ - . ,, As minor evidences of the uftpopulanty of M . Bonaparte , spite of the votes of the 20 th and 21 st ult ., we noticed that on Saturday there were no less than three distinct demonstrations at three theatres , occasioned by accidental allusions : to thestate of things ^
DECLARATION OP THE TOLL . The filial result of the alleged poll was declared to the President by the Consultative Commission on Wednesday night . The alleged voters , 8 , 116 , 773 in number , are divided into — Yes , 7 , 439 , 216 ; No , 640 , 737 : the odd remnant being given out as annulled . '¦ .. ' : In reply to the servile felicitations of M . Baroche on this occasion , M . Bonaparte said :. — " Gentlemen ,-r-France has responded to the loyal appeal which I made to her . She has comprehended that
I departed from legality only to return to right . Upwards of seven millions ; - of yotes . have just absolved me , by justifying an act which had no other object than to save France , and perhaps Europe , from years of trouble'and anarchy ; ( Z-otfrf assent . ) I thank you for having effectually shown to what an extent that manifestation is national and spontaneous . J f I cong ratulate myself on thii immense adhesion , it is not from pride , but because it gives me the force to speak and act as becomes the head of a great nation like ours . ( Loild cries of * Bravo . ' )
*• % understand all the grandeur of my new mission , and I do not deceive myself as to its difficulties . But with au upright head , with the cooperation of all rightminded men who , like you , will assist me with their intelligence , * and lupport me with their patriotism , % ith the tried devotedness of our valiant army , and with the protection which I shall to-morrow solemnly beseech Heaven to grant me , I hope to render myself worthy of the confidence which the people continue to place in me , I hope to destinies of institutions
secure the France by founding which respond at the same time to the democraticinstincts of the nation , and to the universally expressed desire to have henceforth a strong and respected Government . In fact , to give satisfaction to the exigencies of the ^ moment by creating a system which reconstitutes authority , without wounding the feeling of equality , and without closing any path of improvement , is to lay the foundations of the only edifice capable of supporting a wise and beneficent liberty . "
As if to wipe all doubt out of the minds of men as to his Imperial intentions , M . Bonaparte , . *• considering that the French Republic , in its new form sanctioned by the suffrage of the people , may adopt without umbrage the souvenirs of the Empire and the symbols which recall the glory of that period , " &c , decrees that the Eagle be restored to the national colours and the cross of the Legion of Honour . ¦ VIRTUAL CORONATION OF W . BONAFARTB . This is the fact of the week . Louis Napoleon is in possession of the Tuileries , was virtually crowned Emperor at Notre Dame on the 1 st of January . This was proceeded by the following decree : — * ' In the name of the French People .
" The President of the Republic , on the Report of the Minister of the Interior , " Decrees , — " Ait . 1 . The result of the votes given on the 20 th and 21 st of December , 1851 , on the appeal to the people , will be proclaimed , published , and posted in' the communes of the Republic . . " Art . 2 . A national fete will be oelebrated on the 1 st of January , 1862 , in all the capital towns ( chefs lieux ) of the departments , and on the 11 th of January , 1852 , in all-the communes of France . " A Te Deum will be chanted in all the churches . " Art . 3 . The Minister of the Interior and the Minister of Public Worship are charged with the execution of the present decree . " Done at the-Palace of the Elysee , the 29 th of December , 1851 . " ^ s
The ancient and beautiful cathedral of Notre Dame was as resplendent with gay colours in his honour , as upon the frosty morning when the-founder of his house entered it on a better-defined errand ; but instead of the regal violet sown with Merovingian bees , which served the turn of the elder Napoleon , the present decorators had employed green and gold ;" the livery of the President . In front of the high altar , we are told , was placed the prie-diou of Louis Napoleon—the Archbishop of Paris standing on nis right hand , and a cloud of eoclesiastical dignitaries on his left ; During the service , the choir thundered out a succession of emblematio strains , whose designations indicate no exception to the rule that flattery , in its highest efforts , contrives to look marvellously like
irpny . "Te Deum Laudamus , " it sang— - " Dominus Liberavit Nos "— " TJrbs Beata . " immediately afterwards a salute of seventy guns was fired from the esplanade of the Invalides—ten guns for every million of affirmative votes , or a gira for every hundred thousand voices in the majority . ¦ *
. . CONTINENTAL NOTE jS : 7 ~ We 1 lear fromlV'ienria that a certain M . Merczynski , an employe of the Russian Embassy at the Court of Vienna , who returned from his politico-exploratory journey to Montenegro , is preparing a detailed report upon the state of things in that Turkish , province , for the use of his own Government . He was everywhere , adds the correspondent , received with the utmost kindness . We can easily guess that such a report is calculated for some more important purpose than that of satisfying' the mere curiosity of the Autocrat , or for geographical purposes . This province is perhaps destined to form , apart of Prince Leuchtenberg ' s future dowry ! In the fashionable circles of Vienna , it is rumoured that Count Don Juan , second son of Don Carlos , has run away to London with a young English lady . Don Juan ' s wife is the second daughter of the reigning Duke of Modena . The Danish Government purpose to fortify Copenhagen like unto Paris , so that in case of emergency the town can be gratified with a paternal bombardment . A telegraphic despatch from Vienna , . dated the 28 th ultimo , announces that Baron Krauss * Austrian Minister of Finance , has resigned . He is succeeded by M . de Baumgartner , formerly Minister of
Commerce . A committee haa been appointed at Vienna , to inquire into the pay and allowances of the Austrian army , with a view to increasing them . No stone is left unturned to secure the personal popularity of the Emperor with the troops . He seems indeed to devote his whole time and attention to this object . No eye has ever seen him since nis accession to the throne out of uniform , and woe betide the officer who should meet his eyes in plain clothes . He once put six generals under arrest on the same day * for being out of uniform . Now we hear of his getting up before daybreak and visiting the barracks on the outskirts
of the town ,-to sho \ v the soldiers that his eye is upon them ; and a few days ago , at a review of the garrison , both the Emperor and-his adjutant , Field Marshal Grunne , appeared in the dress df private soldiers , and the -newspapers were instructed on the following day to comment upon the fact with admiration . "Only think , " they cried in chorus , " that the all highesthirnself , ourof . all-love-worthiest-twenty-oneyear-old-high-spirited-Csesar not having disdained to wear the same dress as a poor and miserable private soldier . " History , said the writers , with the sword of censorship suspended by a split-hair over their heads , could show no example equal to this .
From Pesth , in Hungary , we hear that the editors of all the non-official newspapers have lately received the injunction to furnish the " town authority with liat » containing the names of all their subscribers . What , is that for , if not to inscribe them in the book of suspicious individuals , over whom the police have to > cast a watchful eye ? What a diabolical measure for stopping all the newspapers which are not stipendiary I It is to be expected that Louis Bonaparte , should heever restore the shadow of a free press , will follow this example of his faithful ally , or rather his master-No . 2 .
It is said that M . Balabin , who has arrived in Paris from St . Petersburg , along with Prince Gag am , is the bearer of the grand cordon of the order of St . Andrew , from the Emperor of Russia , for the President of the Republic . On the other hand , it is said that several Russians of high rank—and among othor& Count Pahlen , who was Russian ambassador in Parisin the time of Louis Philippe—have been speaking of Louis Napoleon and his acts , in some of the principal salons of Paris , in a manner that has attracted tha notice of the police ; and it haj 3 been intimated to them that , if they should not be more careful in their language , they might probably receive notice to quit France .
Spain is chastening its royal infant . Tho baptism . of the Princess Royal was performed on the 22 nd instant . The Infante Don Francisco di Paula , tho father of the If ing , acted as godfather , and tho Queen Dowager Maria Christina was godmother . The Royal infant was baptized Maria Isabella Francisca d'Assizes Christina Francisca di Paula . Tho ceremony was performed by the Archbishop of Toledo . The Cologne Gazette has been lined fifty thalers for publishing one of Elihu Burritt ' s " Olive Loaves " against " Military Pomp "; it was ruled to come within , the sffctute against " turning the measures of the Government into contempt . " Tho sam 6 " Leaf" has been published at Berlin , und oven in Vienna , without notice .
M . de LaValette has received instructions from the French Government wot to interrupt his diplomatic communications with the Porto . Tho Austrian Preasomakes the following Bignittcantremark : — '' France has now less inclination and reason thua ever to act in opposition to the wishes of Russia . "
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Leader (1850-1860), Jan. 3, 1852, page 3, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/l/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1916/page/3/