The French Chamber rose on Saturday, having passed Tariff Bills
which it detested, and an Army Bill which it did not like, and acknowledged every day that it could not do without M. Tillers. The President of the Republic has gone to Trouville to recruit, "and finish several historidal and moral essays on which he is engaged "; and the " parties " are off to the Departments, to hear what the Councils-General say to them. The Monarchists ex- torted from M. Thiers before they left a promise that he would not favour agitation for a dissolution before they returned, but went away somewhat downcast ; the Centre cheered M. Grevy, and attributed the success of the Loan to their own "self- effacing patriotism "; and the Republicans issued a manifesto stating how loyal they had been to M. Thiers, how com- pletely order had been maintained, and how easy it was to borrow money under a Republic. The general effect of the Session, despite some miserable scenes, has been to increase the respect of outsiders for the practical ability of Frenchmen, to improve the prospect of security and order in France, and to impress the peasantry of the provinces with the notion that a Republic may govern them as well as an Emperor, and better thau a King. There is at once more calm, more hopefulness, and more energy than was apparent at the close of last Session, the only depressing circumstance on the other side being the absence of any new figure in French politics. The Session has raised no one an inch.