The French Ultras are pursuing a very opposite, but a
much honester game than their English brethren. They are impressing on the public the necessity of a great extension of the franchise, with the avowed purpose, by allowing the voice of the people to be fully heard, to smooth the way for the restoration of the rejected dynasty. It would be a very singular issue, if the principles of Parliamentary Reform in France were to be identified with the re- storation of a family which more than any other has ever been the fosterers of the abuses of absolutism. We have no doubt that the Ultras, if they succeeded, might overturn the present Royal Family ; but the chances of substituting HENRY, or any other monarch, for PHILIP, are very remote. The more probable effect would be a. dissolution of monarchy altogether; which is nowhere such a
blind object of adoration as it before the Revolution of 1793. The franchise in France is very limited, but it possesses the ad- vantage of the ballot, and that is a mighty advantage. The law of the Peerage will, it is understood, be submitted to the Upper Chamber on Monday. The Peers are described as display- ing considerably more courage than was anticipated from them,— a symptom of Ministerial unpopularity, rather than of any real poWer belonging to theinselves.
A bill has been submitted to the Deputies for the establishment of a Moveable National Guard, of the nature of our Militia; such a force will enable the Minister to dispense in a great measure with the services of the standing army, at all times a dangerous force in a free country. Another proposition has been submitted to the Chamber of Deputies, for the purpose of having the sentence against the illustrious soldier NEY—le plus brave des braves, as NAPOLEON designated him—reversed.
There have been, and there still are no inconsiderable disturb- ances in La Vendee, without any very apparent means of excite- ment. The young Marchioness of LA ROCHE JACQUELIN, daughter-
in-law of the well-known historian, and apologist of the Vendean war of the Revolution, has been arrested on suspicion. She was seized near the town of Herbiers, where the commander of the troops had been searching for arms. She was concealed, it is said, in an oven at the time of her arrest.
The French Government has been importuned to relax its regu- lations respecting vessels from England, coming from ports where the cholera is suspected to be lurking ; but hitherto without suc- cess. They say, justly, that clean bills of health do not impose any great hardship or delay. Mr. POULETT THOMSON and Sir HENRY PARNELL are in Paris, —the one, it is said, negotiating a treaty of commerce, the other inspecting the forms of the public accounts.