[From the Avenir National, May 4, 1865.]

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The telegraphic despatches, the journals, and our private correspondence speak only of the demonstrations in all parts of Europe to express the grief caused by the death of President Lincoln.

These demonstrations acquire by their imposing unanimity great political signiflcancy; they show how extremely popular the ideas of liberty and equality have become, as they are represented by the United States. Over the ashes of the President of the American republic the whole of Europe has come to confess her democratic faith.

This movement has been so general, so active, and so spontaneous that governments have joined with the people in the expression of their sympathies for the United States and their horror at the assassination. The court of Rome alone has remained silent. * * * * *