13 JULY 1850, Page 10

The debate in the French Assembly on the Press law

has taken a most unexpected turn. On Wednesday, M. Tinguy moved an amendment re- quiring the writer's signature to all newspaper articles : it was opposed but languidly, no one expecting it would be carried; when, to the astonishment of all, it was affirmed by 313 to 281. The Committee tried to nullify its operation by confining the signature to the original manuscript, and it was quite expected that the Chamber would recede : but the Assembly adhered to the spirit of its first decision and rejected the amendments, by 378 to 255. The Paris press is in consternation ; and parties are so agitated that it is possible the whole bill may at bat be thrown out on this point alone.