21 JUNE 1873, Page 1

Marshal MacMahon has recently shown that lie honestly sets the

advantage of the army and of the country above politics, by appointing General Chanzy Governor-General and Captain- General of Algeria. The Government did not venture to object, but on M. Cremienx proposing that the two offices should not be united, M. Beide rose, and feebly remarked that the Govern- ment was rather on that side. M. Gavardie thereupon declared that the Assembly were sanctioning the decrees of Tours, one of which divided these offices ; and on a division, M. Cremieux and M. Beale were defeated. The motive seems to have been to give a slight check to Marshal MacMalion for promoting good soldiers of the wrong party. General Chanzy will probably return from Algeria a Marshal of France.a