12 JANUARY 1839, Page 1

The French Deputies are employed in discussing the address. The

debate has been generally dull ; though the Opposition speakers were GUIZOT, TRIERS, DU VERGIER DE HAURANNE, and ()DILLON BannoT. The principal Ministerial orators were Count MONTALIVET and MARTIN du Nord. The latter declared, that if left in a minority, the Ministers would at once abandon °ewe. The general discussion in the Chambers closed on Wed esdlly ; the consideration of the separate paragraphs comma 'on day ; and it was expected that the strength of e :vinyl& be tested by an early division. The only speech whic cl a direct personal attack on the King was Du VERGIER DE An "s; and it is probable that the news, which reached Peri Wtineaday, of

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the death of the Princess MARY, Dutehess of Wurtemberg, will tend to moderate the tone of the succeeding debate. The Princess MARY died at Pisa, on the 2c1 instant, of a puhno- nary complaint, the symptoms of which appeared soon after her ac- couchement. Her husband, and her brother the Due ,DE NEMOCRS, were with her at the perical of dissolution. The Princess was dis- tinguished for kindness and geeatleness of disposition ; and her pro- ficiency in the fine arts, especially sculpture, is well known. The French Court goes into mourning for two months. The six days' trial of the Message). des Chambres, for the libel on GiscamT, terminated in a verdict finding the defendant "guilty of publishing an article defamatory of a public functionary." The Court inflicted the lightest punishment allowed by law—a fine of one hundred francs ; and the Moniteur of the same day (the 3(1 January) contained a royal ordonnance dismissing GISQUET from the Council of State, to which be belonged, and appointing a suc- cessor to his son•in-law M. NAY, Receiver-General of the Aube. It is now hoped that the desperate GISQUET AVM make further dis- closures of official iniquities.

Serious disturbances broke out at La Rochelle on the 31st ultimo, in consequence of an attempt to ship a quantity of corn for some foreign port. The dearness of bread, which they attributed, with reason, to the demand fur wheat in England, exasperated the people, and they collected in large numbers round the waggons, de- claring that the wheat should not leave the city. The authorities granted an increase of salary to the porters; and for a short time tranquillity was restored ; but the next day, the people reassembled, and a conflict ensued between them and the military, in which several persons were wounded. The municipal authorities passed an order against the exportation of grain : but this concession not satisfying the mob, they (on the 2d instant) attacked the Mayor's house and several others : the disturbance was not finally quelled till two or three persons, one of them a woman, had been killed, and ninny wounded.