5 SEPTEMBER 1840, Page 1

The French papers received this week continue their more pacific

tone towards England. The subject of foreign war has given place to that of internal commotions, occasioned by the " strike" of the workmen of Paris, and by a Republican festival at which many of the National Guard participated. The discontent of the workmen is occasioned by the introduction of the system, of " middle-men." These middle-men step in between the work- men and the original contractor, by which means the actual la- bourer is screwed down to the lowest possible wages with the great- est amount of work, The uneasy demonstrations in Paris had excited some alarm; but it is stated by those well acquainted with the state of public feeling there, that they have no political signifi- cation whatever.