M. Bonaparte began in France by stirring up sedition and
fac- tion. By the reviews of Satory and St. Denis, he alarmed the Legislative Assembly, and then made the precautions the Assem- bly took for its own defence the pretext for extinguishing it by force of arms. Having " tranquillized" France after his fashion, he seems now disposed to attempt a "coup " in Belgium. At Brus- sels, in the beginning of January, a weekly periodical—Le Bul- letin Francais—was commenced by some of the French exiles. About the beginning of February, the fifth number of this work was seized by order of the Belgian Government, and instructions given to the public prosecutor to institute legal proceedings against the publisher, in consequence of a formal application to that effect front the Autocracy of Paris.. The law of 1816, under which these steps are ostensibly taken, decreed that all publications offensive to foreign powers should be confiscated and the publishers prose- cuted. That law, however, was abrogated, by a decree of the Pro. visional Government of Belgium, in October 1830. The extraordi- nary step of putting in force the provisions of a repealed and op. pressive law by the Belgian Ministers, to gratify a foreign govern. meat, has excited great indignation throughout the country. Se. veral printers and journalists have placed their presses at the clis. posal of the publisher of the Bulletin ; and notices have been given of appeals to the courts of law, and to the Chambers. M. Bonaparte has succeeded in throw. an apple of discord between King Leo. Mold and his subjects. en the quarrel becomes sufficiently, ripe, it will be open for M. Bonaparte to apply his soothing method—a suppression of the national independence.