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Falecce.—Early in the week, the chief topic of the Paris newspapers was the proceedings of the Permanent Committee of the Assembly in re- ference to the Imperialist cries raised by some of the troops when they were reviewed by the President on the Plain of Satory, last Friday. Very various accounts of what took place were published ; but there is a general agreement as to one leading fact—that a confirmation of the mi- nutes of the proceedings, first drawn up by a Government member, was formally refused, because those minutes too lightly passed over the af- fair ; and that in the end a formal resolution gravely censuring the Exe- cutive, and especially the Minister of War, who had disregarded pre- vious warnings, for their lax treatment of the offence. This decided step caused a day's sensation, and drew from some angry journalists contemp- tuous challenges of the authority possessed by the Committee to censure the Government : for another day it seemed likely that this " oonstitu- tional " point would lead to a war of the press ; but the matter wanted interest to raise serious controversy, and has now faded out of notice : indeed, the Committee itself is said to be conscious of having made a dis- proportionate stir about a trifle, and to regret that for so little it has taken a position of such marked opposition to the Government.

On the subject of the military cries at the reviews, the Journal des Debats has the following piece of ingenious finesse from the pen of M. John Lemoinne-

" The Permanent Committee and the public, who are, in our opinion, much 00 occupied with some unconstitutional cries uttered at the review of Satory, would have been certaintly much less so if they could have known the com- mentary which has been made on it by the most influential organ of the Presidency. As our honourable contemporary says, the Monarchy of 1830 showed itself less susceptible on this point than the Republic, and under King Louis Philippe Vive l'Empereur!' was freely cried. This waspartieu- larly done on two occasions,—on the day when the statue of the Emperor was replaced on the column in the Place Vendeme, and on that when his mortal remains were brought from St. Helena to the Invalides. May not this cry have the same meaning now ? May not this remem- brance, which was awakened before the statue and before the coffin of the Emperor, be also awakened before the nephew of Napoleon ? In pre- sence of these explanations we cannot for our part retain any umbrage. We have heard it said that on the 10th of December many of the electors who had given their votes to Prince Louis Bonaparte sincerely believed that they had given them to his uncle ; and we cannot doubt but that the cry of Vive l'Empereur ! ' in 1850 meant Vire in statue !' or Vivent lea cendres !' Hume this is the ease, the Republic ought not to alarm itself more than did the Monarchy: These cries have neither the power to more the statue which decorates the Place Vendome nor to reanimate the glorious remains which repose at the Invalides. History is not factious, and when the cry of Vive l'Empereur!' is raised, it is free to suppose that it is meant foi- e/re Emperor Charlemagne ! "

One of the subjects which served to displace the preceding topic from public attention has been a matter of ludicrous political scandal, at the expense of the stern economists of the Provisional Government M. Tirel, the head overseer of Louis Philippe's coach-house, has published the his- tory the inroads made by the new Government on his establishment, including the disastrous fate, by burning or by throwing into the Seine, of some of his vehicles, which he tells with a professional sentiment very melodramatic.

"What tends singularly to heighten the interest of this coach Iliad is, that N. Tirel calls all the twenty-six equipages which form the dramatis per- sonm of his narrative by their proper names. Instead of saying that he sent three carriages to the Tuileries for the Royal Family on the fatal 24th, he states that he selected the Saverne,' the Moselle,' and the Tamise,' for this important service. The destruction of the Saveme is commenced by a ?Ahmed worthy of the first revolution. A tall young woman, whose features bore the marks of intoxication and debauchery, was also one of the chiefs of this band ; and she began the destruction of the carriage the Saverne '—it was that in which the King ordinarily rode—by smashing the glass with the butt-end of her musket, and striking the arms on the panels with the bayo- net. As the fury was so engaged, she shrieked Here, here! my friends ; bring lots of straw, for this carriage deserves a good warming!' Straw having been brought to her, she shouted, Bring me fire now, and then we will go and pay a little visit to the Tuileries 1' She applied the fire with her own hand, and then climbed to the coachman's seat; where she squatted herself with her musket be- neath her legs. A set of fellows then drew the carriage along, amidst yells of triumph; and the crowd through which it passed shouted with frantic en- thusiasm. But, to the astonishment of the band, the flames only destroyed the interior of the carriage. The vehicle having been specially constructed for protecting the King from the attacks of assassins, turned off the bullets which were discharged at it, and resisted the blows which were hurled with genes and the butt-end of muskets. Seeing this the woman shrieked, 'To the river with it!' and it was dragged to the Seine and tossed in. The two other carriages shared the same fate. Four or fire months later, they were fished up by orders of the functionaries of the Civil List, and sold as old iron. Meanwhile, the mob destroyed every vehicle in the stables. A list here follows, just him a catalogue of slain heroes in Homer, of the car- riages destroyed, -with their names and prices. La Favorite, L'Obua, La Pomone, Le Ruffle, La Ifinerve, La Cyclope, &c., all perished in one dread- ful massacre by the hands of the ruthless mob."

Proceeding to later times, ho continues-

" A red-sashed Montagnard visits M. Tirel on the part of his political Mends in the Government, and is highly delighted to hear that M car- riages and 360 horses of the ex-ring's establishment still survive. He im- mediately gave orders that each member of the Provisional Government should be provided with an equipage for his personal use, and another or two for his wife and family. He also ordered that each vehicle should be driven by the best of the Tines coachmen. M. Tirel, as Comptroller of the Stables, was obliged to obey; but he states that he avenged himself by sending to each person carriages and horses whose names formed a sort of epigramme on his peculiarities or character. Thus, 7sf. Ledru-Rollin had carriages named the Hebe, the Prince, the Royal, the Marquise, the Phoenix, and the horses named the Fougueux, Celadon, Intrepide, Trompeur, Obstine, Envieux, Hypocrite, Montagnard, &c. ; hi. Marrast, the Cl-devant carriage, and the Pimpant horses ; M. Flacon, the Peon coupe, drawn by Chicard and In- trigant, with the Duchess, drawn by Calypso, and Pomare for his wife, and so on. Nor did M. Tirel content himself merely with these smart satirical hits ; he kept a correct account of the vehicles and horses each individual had, and for what number of days. In all. it appears that the members of Provisional Government occupied by themselves or their families 41 carriages and 91 horses ; and he calculates that each carriage cost 25 francs a day, and each saddle-horse 15 francs M. Tirel maintains, at some length, that, as the carriages and horses were the private property of the late ring, those who made use of them are bound to pay for them, as they would have done had they belonged to any private individual. He then gives a list of the sums due by each person. The following items will suffice as a specimen of the fondness of the Provisional Government for driving and riding- " By M. Ledru Rollin for 5 carriages, 22 horses (no Prince of the Royal Family, says M. 'Fuel, ever had so many at any one time ; and he observes that the expense of coachmen, grooms, and stablemen are not included), 27,750 francs ; M. Flocon, (the carriage occupied by Madame Flocon not counted, although it appears it was sent back much damaged and very dirty,) 2,973 francs; /4. Cremieux, (his carriage was named Gerbere, and his horses Judas and Grieon.) 2.975 francs; Si. Catiseidiere. (he rode in the Ruetique, drawn by the Espion and Goilapeur,) 2,023 francs; Si. Sobrier, (without counting 16 saddle-horses, totally ruined,) 4,455 francs.

"Illustrating aptly the adage that a mounted beggar rides a horse to death. N. Tirel says he had provided horses and carriages for M. Dupont (de l'Eure) and M. de Lamartine, but that they declined to accept them. The carriage destined for the former was named the Doyen, the horses Bonhomme and Integre ; for the latter—carriage Apollon, horses Pegase and Eachanteur, with Mysterieux and Zigy to replace them. M. Vaubibelle, at one time Minister of Instruction, also declined to accept any vehicle."

N. Goudehaux, who was included in M. Tirel's work, has wholly contradicted the tale as it applied to him : he used a 7rivate fly, which he paid for himself; and he did not even draw any salaiy.

The 3/offiteur publishes the following comparative table of the receipts of indirect taxes for the first nine months of 1860 and 1849.

1850. 1849.

Registration dues, &c

f 148,086,000 f.132,930,000 Stamps 27,083,000 .... 23,748,000 Import duties on corn 6,000 65,000 Ditto, sundry merchandise 61,417,000 .... 60,856,000 Ditto, French colonial sugar 19,046,000 .... 23,974,000 Ditto, foreign sugars 12,387,000 .... 10,323,000 Export duties 1,939,000 .... 1,785,000 Navigation clues 2,052,000 .... 1,930,000 Sundry customs receipts 2,101,000 .... 1,936,000 Salt duties (extraction) 12,985,000 .... 18,245,000 Salt duties (consumption) 3,136,000 .... 4,276,000 Potable liquors 72,367,000 .... 67,307,000 Beet-root sugar 21,252,000 .... 15,894,000 Sundry receipts 28,349,000 . 24152,000 Tobacco sales 89,426,000 .... 85,896,000 Gunpowder sales 4,271,000 .... 4,138,000 Postage of letters 28,523,000 .... 27,312,000 Money orders ... 815,000 .... 809,000 Transport of merchandise and

money by packets 326,000 .... 421,000 Ditto, of passengers by packets 974,000 .... 1,076,000 Ditto, by malles-postes 847,000 .... 1,201,000 Transit postage on foreign letters 128,000 153,000 Accidental receipts 124,000 29,000 Brunrum —The death of the amiable consort of King Leopold was briefly told in our last week's Postscript. Queen Louise died at eight o'clock on the morning of Friday the 11th: up to the 10th her sufferings had been very great, but her last night was tranquil. Her husband and children, her mother the Countess de Neuilly, and her brothers and sis- ter the Due de Nemours, Prince do Joinville, and the Due d'Aumale, and the Duchess of Orleans, were assembled at her side : at four o'clock, her mother, brothers, and sisters, took their lost leave of her ; a rapid change was seen ; and at eight o'clock she departed without a sign of pain.

King Leopold retired to indulge an unrestrained grief in a solitary room ; the young Princes and the Princess manifested their feelings "by screams rather than tears or cries " ; the venerable Countess do Neuilly, "whose religion is resignation to the Divine will," repaired at half-past nine direct from the palace to the parish-church, "where in conformity with established custom, a mass was said by the cure of the town for the repose of the soul of the departed." Every shop and almost every pri- vate house in Ostend was closed up, as if the head of its own establish- ment had been removed. In the evening, the Ministers came from Brussels ; the act of dee& was formally drawn up in their presence; and the body was exposed in a chapelle ardente, arranged for the purpose in one of the rooms of the palace. On Saturday evening, the King desired of the British resident chaplain, that the prayers of his [Pro- testant] congregation should be offered up, "agreeably to that impressive prayer of the Litany for all conditions of men " ; for he stated that ho was "indeed most deeply distressed in mind.'" On Sunday "he attended the service in the beautiful church which we have the happiness to possess there, and made the responses throughout audibly."

The King left Ostend for Brussels on Monday, accompanied by the Countess de Neuilly ; and the body was removed on the same day, in state, to the Palace of the Laeken. In accordance with the late Queen's dying wishes, her remains will be interred in the church there at which she had worshiped in life.

GERMANY.—The last accounts from Hesse-Cassel promise a solution of the crisis to which N. Hassenpflug had brought affairs. Reports of the Elector's intention to abdicate produced indefinite negatives ; and then came this statement in the Deutsche Zcitung—" We learn with cer- tainty, that the Elector of Hesse has abdicated." These reports were inaccurate ; but they probably had some foundation in the vague general knowledge that the Elector was beginning to waver and hesitate. One is prepared, therefore, to learn from the correspondent nf the Daily News, under date of the 16th October, that "a new Ministry is in course of formation," and that N. Elvers is named as President- " This is that Judge of the Chief Court of Appeal who visited Wilbelms- bad ten days before, as one of a deputation from his brethren, and who it will be remembered, remained behind when his colleagues returned to Cas- sel, and was admitted to two private interviews with the Elector. He WBS unable to accomplish his object at the time, but believed that he had left the Elector with a more favourable opinion of Constitutional men than had been instilled by Hassenpflug. Ho was summoned to Wilhelmsbad on the 14th, and left on the 15th, with Duysing, a Finance Councillor and known friend of the constitution, -whom report indicates as the probable new Mi- nister of Finance. N. Losberg, spoken of as the successor of the younger Haynan as Minister of War, was formerly in the personal service of the Elector, and fell into disfavour at the court through speaking his mind too freely of Hassenpflug."

MUTED STATES.—The accounts from New York, brought down to the 2d instant, are characterized by the correspondents as "singularly unin- teresting." Congress adjourned on the 30th September, after Its session of unparalleled length and exertion ; and it will assemble again for a short session on the 23 of December. Prospectively the papers are taking up the question of Tariff-legislation. Now that the field is cleared of the all-absorbing Slave questions, the Protectionists are preparing to make a vigorous effort to raise the duties on foreign imports.