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FRANCE. PARIS, SATURDAY.—The hotel of the English embassy WAS closed last night. Lord Normanby, who had retired to his summer residence at Versailles, had not demanded his pass- ports, nor had he received from his Government orders to return to England. On Thursday the President gave a ball at the Elysee, at which, of course, Lord Normanby was not present. All the English invited had received intelli- gence of the recall of the French ambassador from London in time to abstain. Several burgraves, who ventured to congratulate the President upon the treble round of cheers in the Assembly which hailed the announcement of the re- call, were checked by the coldness and sternness of the re- ception they encountered. The evident coercion exercised by the burgraves upon the President, and the symptoms of dissatisfaction manifested by Louis Napoleon at being sad- dled by a policy which leads directly to the restoration of the monarchy, and is, perhaps, dictated at Claremont, give some colour to the surmise, that he will find some means of escaping from this thraldom, and adopting a policy at once independent and national. General Lamoriciere is talked of as Minister of War in a future Cabinet. On Saturday afternoon in the Legislative Assembly, after a series of members from the left had presented petitions against the electoral law, M. Leon Faucher ascended the tribune, and read his report on the Government Bill. The alterations of the committee, which were confined to the first ten articles, may be described briefly as follows :—1. The condition of three years' domicile is extended from the com- mune to the canton. 2. Functionaries shall be inscribed- upon the electoral lists of their commune, whether they have resided there three years or not, provided that they have served three years in office. 3. Soldiers shall be inscribed upon the 'list of the commune in which they were enrolled. 4. Incase of refusal or obstacle to the certification of domi- cile on the part of fathers, mothers, masters, or employers, the certification shall be made by the juge de paii. 5. Be- sides the categories described in the bill as excluded from the exercise of the electoral franchise are excluded all per- sons condemned in virtue of article 330 of the penal code for outraging public religions and social morality, all persons con- demned to more than one month of imprisonment for rebel- lion, offering outrage to public functionaries, &c.; those who are condemned for hawking prints are excluded for five years. Those are also excluded who have been condemned to three months of imprisonment, in virtue of Art. 444 of the penal code; and soldiers condemned to the clog (boulet), or to pub- lic works, or sent for punishment into companies of disci- pline. 6. Lastly, the conditions of majority of votes re- quired for election are changed, so that the sole condition is made by the committee to consist in polling one quarter of the votes inscribed on the lists. M. Leon Faucher's report was, marked with that quality which passes with the mode- rate party for energy. After finishing his report, M. Leon Faucher read the bill as amended by the committee. The debate was fixed for Tuesday; on Monday there will be no sitting. The leading organs of the cabinet, after their first crash, have singularly softened their angry key. For the present we hear no more of the 11 rupture" with England, which was so emphatically announced from the tribune by M. Lahitte. The affair is reduced to much hum- bler proportions. The Journal des Debats only regards it as a misunder- standing which will be readily explained, and it is not quite clear that the contradiction which exists between the state- ment of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and that of the Mar- quis of Lansdowne, if not of Lord Palmerston, may not be cleared up in a manner favourable to the English cabinet.




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