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a monumental alt ?* . w ill be raided mi thp ej ^ p 1 Mars , '»¦ solemn n ^ S w # invoke the blesaiiur of the Most High ( this is the official style of oui new epnyerts ) , To complete the ceremony , but one thing is R anting ; Louis Bpn&parte should put on the ' Mts ^' - : ^ ' W- ^^ y ^ ! ^^> r 9 ' ^ t ^ * iavenile dep ^ rtrient of the ]*| ass , which is tP be sung by M . Bpn ^ et * 'the neyfpardkial of Bordeaiix , Truly the ceremony of the 10 th of May is but" another Imperial reminiscence ; for in 1815 , after the return from tomake it that the
Elba , Napplepn , appear power which he had re-assumed was consecrated by the people , commanded a I ^ deraifcipn tpbe held , which he ^ deeorated with ! thename of Chang } de Mai . All the details of the approaching ceremorty are scrnpu ] pi ^ ly copied from the original . At that tune a throne was raised in front of the buUding of the l ^ ilitary School , surrounded W a vast amphitheatre , in which 15 , 000 persons were seated . An altar was erected in the middle of the Champ deMars ; mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Tours , assisted by the Cardinal of Eaypnne , and four other bishops . Sp will it be on the 10 th of
May . .. . . ' ' . The Legislative Body has again resumed its sittings , but they are made as unimportant , as M . Bonaparte , who cpnsiden ? himself the sole representative of the national will , cpuld wish them tp be . The members of the Leg islative Body are steeped in continual humiliations ( abreuves d'htimiliatiotis ) , and treated as very small fry indeed . They are indignant at being thus crushed * The doors of ' ) the Ministers
are closed to'them ; and sparcely pan they get an audience frpm even a head clerk . If they have any favour to ask , they are pbtiged to wait their turn in the antechamber ? of the Ministers . Spine five or six days ago , they represented theu > grjeyanqes to Li Bonaparte . Ttye President replied , that they were tp keep themselves quteter ; that his Ministers Jcnewvwhat they were about ; and that , under any circunjstances , it was not befitting they shpuldi eome 4 rt epntact with
deputies . . . ' .- , . . ¦ . . - . ¦; , ¦ . ; . .. ¦ : . . ¦ . ¦ The press meets with no better treatment" than the deputies ; even the Bpnapartist papers , -La J ? atrie , and the Constitutionnel , have , been snubbed . No more communications or news are they to receive . " I don't want any newspapers , " said M . Bonaparte ; " on the contraryj the newspapers need me . " As for the opposition press , if such a term can be applied to the mild lucubrations with which they favour the public , they are ruled by the rod . Notwithstanding the law , the prefects in the departments continue to exercise a rigorous censorship on the country papers . They do more
—they dismiss editors and replace them without so much as consulting the proprietors . Thus it was that the successor of M . Crugy , of the Courrier de la Qironde , was named on the 15 th of April , by a simple notification of the prefect . In fact , the prefect *) , in mimicry of the minister of police , have set about giving a first warning to the journals in their departments . You know that two warnings are sufficient \ for the suppression of a newspaper . The BSfortniste of Douai had taken upon itself to write an artiple describing the deplorable
tendency of the recent Pecree on the sugar question as affecting the interests of the manufacturers of beetsugar . Now the sugar decree was a personal and autocratic emanation of the President ' s own concocting ; the prefect du Word lpst no time , therefore , in sending a firat warning to the Jliformiste , under the pretence that the article " excited tho citizens to disaffection towards the Prince President , in attributing to him ideas hostile to ttye interests of agriculture and tho sugar trade ; which he had always protected with much solicitude . "
The Government is unceasing in its persecution of tho Republicans . L . Bonaparte has succeeded in obtaining from Bel gium , that refugees shalj not be admitted into that country . He feared tlieir increasing number might at length tempt them to an armed invasion of tho French territory . Persona confined to particular residences , and citizens under surveillance of police , are bo ^ h suffering from tho special rigours of tho government . They are now compojled to report themselves to tjio local authorities every fortnight , and they are not allowed to leavo their homes on any pretext whatever .
The situation of the provinces begins to present an unoiisyaspppt . In the North , Orleaniom J 8 in activity . In the South , the Centre , and tho East , it is Republicanism . In the South especially there is a' good deal of agitation . The feeling against the priests Js intense . Jn many districts they are exposed to insults and jll-trpatmont f T }» 0 Legitimists do not , as formerl y , rocojivo thorn in their chateaux , and have coasod to pntrust thom with tho distribution of their clmritios . They openly accuse the clergy of having aided in the ejection of L . Bonaparte . ,, TJior » was a quani manifestation agafnsjb Bpnapartp
onthe 15 th of ApriJ . It having come to the ears of the ouvriers pf the faubourg St . Antoine , that L . Bonaparte had gone to Viricennes they turned out to the number of 20 , 000 , and lined the grande rue of the faubourg , to wait for his return . The greatest excitement prevailed ; and epithets , such as hadinguet , a synonyme of paillasse , ( mountebank ) , the nickname given tp Bonaparte by the workmen , varied with tyrant and traitor , were bandied about in the crpwd . As soon as he appeared , preceded and followed by a body of cuirassiers , he was greeted with deafening shouts of Vive la US ' publique , which , shouted by 20 , 000 men , followed him frpm the JBarrierb du Trdne tp the Place de la Bastille . . ' . ; . "' : "' ' . ' " ' '¦'¦ '¦' ¦ . '
L , Bonaparte already looks upon himself as a second Charlemagne . The Moniieur of to-day publishes a curious circular addressed by the Minister of Police tp the Inspectors-General of Police . The inspectors are pompously compared to the Missi JDominici of the Emperors of the West . They are enjoined to put themselves in communication with the masses ; to look after any political plots that may be preparing ; and especially tp convince the masses " of the immense services rendered by the Chief of the State ; the country saved from . ajacquerie ; authority restored , religion made honourable , and aU accomplished in less than four months . It would seem as if having endured so much misery , France had each day been consoled by a blessing . " S .
CONTINENTAL NOTES * ' Marshal Gerard is dead . He was , since the deaths of Marshals Sbult and Marmont , tlie senior Marshal in France , his appointment dating as forback as the 17 th of August , 183 Q . He was in . the seventy-ninth _ year of his age . Etienne Maurice G ^ rardy Opunt a ^ d Marshal of K ^ iice , was born in . Ap ril > X 7 ^ % at ijamvilliers ( Meuse ) . He entered the ' army as a voluiiteer ii 1791 . He was present at Fleurus ; was at one time Aide-de-camp of Bernadotte ; w as Golonel " at Austerlitz ; General prBri ^ de in the Russian campaign j General of Division in September , 1 $ 12 ; Count of the ISmpire in 1813 ; Marshal of France in 1830 ; Peer of Ffwce at the same time ; General-in-bhief at the tating of Antwerp in 1832 ; twice Minister of War ; twice President of the Council of Ministers ; Commander-in-Chief of the National Guards of the Seine ; twice Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honour ; Grand Gross of that Order since July 29 , 1814 . The ( Jeceased took part in all the great battles of the Empire . In consequence ot the death of Marshal Gerard there remain at present only five Marshals in France—r Eeille , promoted in 1 ^ 47 ; Jerome Bonaparte , in 1850 ; and Excehnans , Harispe , and Vaillant , in 1851 . According to the last wishes of the deceased , his obsequies are to take place without jany pomp , His remains are to beconveyedto the department of the Oise , to be there placed in a family vault , where his children have been placed . The
illustrious Marshal has besides ordered that the sums generally expended for persons of his rank should be distributed for charitable purposes . Prince Paul of "Wurtenaberg died last week in Paris , after a long and painful illness . His death-bed was attended by the Minister of Wurtemberg , tjio Eussian Minister , the " Duke of Nassau , M . de Montessuy , Marshal Jerome Bonaparte , and his son Napoleon , and some others , when the Papal Nuncio announced that tho Prince had a fortnight previously abjured the Protestant faith , and become a jRoman Catholic . This announcement took all present by surpr ise , as the affair had been kept a Drofoundsecret . The priests of the parish of tho
Madeleine also attended , and in the presence of tho Nuncio administered extreme unction to the dying man . It was when the prince was in extremis , that tho Papal Nuncio , to the surprise and scandal of pyoryhody , entered tho chamber of tho hotel where the nearest friends and relations of tho deceased , whoso family ia protostont , wore gathered . Madame de Montessuy , tho prince ' s natural daughter , then announced to tho company that tho princo had abjured protestantism , and embraced tho Roman Catholic religion . Groat scandal and a painful impression was caused among tho relatives of tho deceased by this sudden disclosure Tho members of tho family of Nassau protested energetically against tho clandestine abjuration snatched from tho pr inco in a moment when ho was in tho oxasn of death , and immediately rotired . Tho nuncio
administered tho sacrament , tho reception ot which disqualified the princo for succession in caeo of survival to tho thronoofWurtomborg . PrincoPaulwasinthosixty-sovonth year of his ago . Ho was the only brother of tho reigning King of Wurtomborg , andbrothor-in-law of Princo Joromo Bonaparte . One ofhis daughtora is tho widow of tho Grand Duke Michael of Eussia , and the other is Duchess Dowagor of Nassau , Ciroular follows circular from tho Minister of Pohco to the Prefects , and to tho nowly-croatod Inspoctors-Gonoral of Police in tho provinces . Th . ° circular to tho Prefects of with to
Departments contains directions rospoot political offerers who havo boon « condomnod by t ho departmental commissions fr > inpornemont ( forcod rosidonco in a particular place ) , and to tho surveillance of tho police Tho Journal dan Bilaia has a very sharp and skilful attack on tho functions of tho Inspectors , who are to bo in fact intermediate representatives botwoon tho oxooutivo and tho people , and to absorb tho business of a parliament . Opposition ip awakonod oven among tho donutios patronized by tho Government .: Even tho OonatUutionnel of Tubsday had an article maintaining that tho Bonding of the budget to the Council of State , uietoad of the Oorpa Leffialatif , wo * an i » vMW » of tUo nghifcs of tho represent * .,
The Charivari Has ( says ihsPatrie ) received an official warnrng from the Minister of Police . The article of the Charivari which gave offence , was by M . Taxile Delord , the jooost serious and powerful writer in that paper , which , since last December , has exhibited marvellous skill in its masked political allusions . . The eagles ore not to be distributed to the National Guard at the review of the army on the 10 th of May ; but will be presented to that force on the 15 th of August .
tiyes of the people . Tp this article a communicated reply appears in the Patrie ^ accusing the Constitutionnel . of " reasoning on old parliamentary traditions , and pf pruning an erroneous opinion of the actual character of the Gounpu of State . ' ¦¦ ; -- " ¦ ; ¦ ¦¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ' : ' . •¦ . ¦ ¦ ' ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦¦ ¦ ' ¦ ¦ : v , ' - . „ ¦ The Constitutionnel rejoins : and Dr . Vevon permits himself certain expressions , reserved and courteous in tone , but full of bitter nitentidn , deprecating the appearance of " a dissimulating despotism . " :
The Public says that a camp of 60 , 000 troops is to bo established at Compiegne , when a var iety of evolutions are to be gone through , under the command of the Prince President in person . During the parliamentary session the President of the Republic intends to hold receptions at the Elysde every Monday and Saturday evening . M . Poisat , a deputy for the Ain under Louis Philippe , has written a letter to the DStats against the Copper Coinage Bill in an unusually bold strain of opposition . He refers to the part taken by him in throwing out a similar bill in 1843 . He continues to hold the opinion wMcb . he then franklv expressed , that " the little dynastic
satisfaction" of replacing unpabatable effigies by a new image is no compensation for the inconvenience of the measure . The President remitted the remaining term of imprisonment to M . Victor Hugo ( the son ) , co nfined in the Conciergerie for a Press offence . The young prisoner has addressed the following letter to the Sibcle : " I have just seen in the Independance of Brussels that the Government has remitted the remaining four months of the imprisonment to which I had been condemned . The punishment inflicted on my father , and on my friend , Paul Meurice , who is still undergoing confinement for an article signed by me alone , prevents me from accepting a pardon which I have in no way solicited . " of Proudhon
The term of imprisonment M . having expired , " he has been exiled into Belgium , and Bastpgne has been fixed as his place of residence . There is a somewhat musty proverb about a certain sable personage of quite unquestionable reputation , " rebuking sin . " What shall we say to the following example of the same " figure of speech ?" The President having heard of some questionable transactions at the Bourse , in which near fr iends of the iflyse ' were said to be implicated lately , made a yery serious speech to his assembled military household , in which he reminded the members of that body of the fatal influence which corruption in pecuniary matters had had upon the destinies of the late monarchy , and added , that the least laxity in this respect that came to his knowledge would be summarily punished . But while he gave these him
warnings , he affected to believe that no one about could ever be guilty of such an offence . Even the majesty of the law is to bo sacrificed to tho tailoring mania of the present ruler of France . The Minister of the Interior , on the motion of the President , has now issued a commission , consisting of four first presidents and four procureurs-general of tho courts of law > and has charged them to propose a new costume for the judges . The DSbats says , that these respectable personages havo taken this important snbiect into consideration , and that they seem disposed to adopt " dress of black velvet trimmed with gold and silk embroidery , pantaloons with bands of velvet trimmed with gold , a hat with a p lume of white feathers , a sword , a cravat with laco frills , and a red sash with a gold or silver fringe . " Such are tho uses to which Louis Napoleon puts the gravest personages in the law , as well as tho so-called representatives of tho people .
Tho Bulletin de Paris has published , and tho journals in tho sorvico of the government havo received orders to insert on articlo , which represents Louis Napoleon and France as bound by a joint obligation to demand from foroign newspapers a more r oapectful languago towards tho government of tho Prince President , and announces that it ia become impossiblo anv longer to tolorato their insulting attacks . Lord Cowley ia reported to havo had a lengthened intoryiow with tho President on this subject ; and tho interview to havo terminated satisfactorily .
Letters from , Berlin state that the Zollvorom congress was opened thoro on Monday morning at olovon o ' clock , when tho Minister President , M . von Mantouffol , delivered a discourse . Ho expressed his regret that tho government had not boon ablo to convoke tho congress oarlior , but cherished tho hope that tho bond of material interests , now uniting tho various states represented , would retain all its strongth in tho prospective renewal and oxtonsion of tho Zollvoroin . "When this , tho chief end of thoir deliberations , had boon aocurod , other questions micht become the subject of discussion . When Jyt .
Mantouffol hud concluded his address , tho roproscntativo of Bavaria , Customs-Councillor Moixnor , replied . Ho oxprossod hie wish that Austria should bo admitted to participate in tho deliberations of tho congress bj tho organ of a plenipotentiary ; but ho did not fix any prccino poriod for this admission .. Tho authorities of Poson , writes tho Correspondent of tho Times , havo enough to do to answer tho strange applications tha £ aro sometimes made to thom by tho Polish and Gorman peasantry . The idea that has got ubroad among thom of the vast grants of land KosHUthiias rocoivod from the " King of America" does not stand alone j another impression that has taken root in their minds in much more extraordinary ; for somo timo past tho officials havo received numbers of applications for sharos in a " Rothschild Lottery , " of which they of course knew nothing ; but , on inquiry , it wm found tho peasants have been persuaded
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