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(From The Times.)


(From The Times.) The fresh attempt to get rid of King Louis Phil- ippe by a foul and hideous murder in open day may have shocked every human being out of France, but no man who comprehends the state of that country or the morals of French democracy can have been in the least surprised at it. Was it without reason that we quoted on Friday last from the Journal des Debats the following dreadful passages P—" Are there in France either laws or charter, or Monarchy or Gov- ernment of any description, or are we at this moment under the full sway of anarchy ?" There is on every side the most furious excitement to insurrection _the most incredible outbreak of the most unbridled passions. Already, whoever is suspected of being favourable to peace is denounced as a traitor, a coward, an enemy to the country. And they are the journals of the Ministers themselves which circulate this shameful scandal. As for the laws, they are openly set at defiance. As for the charter, the Minis- terial democrats declare their contempt for it. The Crown they insult without remorse. The Chambers they threaten with the vengeance of the people. The revolution speaks as if it were the universal master. No man is permitted to have an opinion of his own. He who is not for immediate and universal war is a partisan of Foreign Powers." And it was" as a par- tisan of Foreign Powers," no doubt, that the Mar- seillois assassin -fired at the brave and enlightened King, a musket loaded to the muzzle. Said we not truly in the same number of the Times, that the question of the East was but a hollow pretext for violence in all quarters ?" Said we not on that occa- sion that there is afaction at work, which will force both King and Chambers into foreign war-into universal tvar-ON PAIN OF DEATH ?" Why, what was the horror aimed at by this assassin, named Darmes, but to inflict" the pain of death" on his Sov- ereign, because he considered the life of Louis Philippe to be the only obstacle in the way of uni- versal war?" Then, what must be the nature and ends of that war towards the excitement of which the means amount to regicide by fierce assassination ? What must be the character of the faction which pants for such a war, and which attempts to procure it by such methods? Among the most disgusting traits in the history of any faction, or of any people (apply it to which you please), is this avowed identity of the war party with the party which abets assassina- tion. The intending murderer in the recent instance declared that his sole object was to remove the sole obstacle to a war. Well since it ought to be assumed that concientious casuists like M. Darmes are disposed to administer equal justice to all their enemies as well as friends, let us suppose for a moment that a few more obstacles" to war should happen to present themselves by and by—suppose that when the Cham- bers are assembled to decide, in concert with his Majesty, the question of peace or war, and that a majority of the Chamber of Deputies should, contrary to the expectations of the Constitutionnel the Courrier Francais, and others of the Liberal faction, happen to vote against the said Liberals, and for the mainte- nance of peace, every member of that majority be- comes at once what M. Darmes pronounced his Majesty Louis Philippe, after he had shot at him- an obstacle to a war with the allied Powers." By what parity of reasoning or equality of justice can any single member of such majority be suffered to escape the same visitation at the hands of the war faction as would have been inflicted on Louis Philippe had not a merciful and beneficent Providence interposed ?

(From the Globe.)

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