9 MAY 1840, Page 2

The Sugar question occupies the French Chamber of Deputies, and

Paris newspapers, to the exclusion of almost every other subject. The growers of beet-root insist upon a high protective duty on colonial sugars; whilst the mercantile and colonial interests contend for the suppression of the manufacture from beet-root, and protection for the sugar of the French foreign possessions. The Ministers seem perplexed between the contending parties, and have not made a distinct declaration of the course they mean to take.

Marshal VALUE, in a telegraphic despatch, mentions a conflict with a portion of ABD-EL-KADER'S troops, in which the French were victorious.