16 MARCH 1872, Page 2

We have endeavoured elsewhere to diminish the absurd import- ance

ascribed by the correspondents of most English papers to the " rows" in the French Assembly. There have been two in the last ten days, one caused by an epigram against M. Thiers, and the other by an attack on M. Vitet, the ad interim President of the Assembly for the day before ; and this was so fierce that M. Girardin finally had to put on his hat, and give the members twenty-five minutes' time to recover themselves. Such scenes have always been frequent in French Assemblies when the President is either timid, incompetent, or inexperienced, and it must be observed that both these occurred in the absence of M. Grevy. He is ill, and his place is filled by accidental selection, according to age, we believe.