Prosecutions of the press form the glorious occupation of the
French Ministers. The new editor of the National, M. Royals., was this week found guilty of publishing an article tending to overthrow the existing Government. The tone and language of the Crown lawyers was unusually mild; the defence of the editor very able ; and the sentence of the Court as severe as the law allow s,—namely, six months' imprisonment and a fine of 6000 francs or 2401. This is the four-hundred-and-fiftieth prosecution of the press instituted by Louis PHILIP. Many have been ruined and imprisoned by him ; but still he is libelled and lam- pooned as abundantly as ever. He has gained nothing but the hatred and contempt of so many more of his subjects.