15 APRIL 1837, Page 11



ACCORDING to the Paris papers of Thursday, the French Ministry • would probably, after all, be reconstructed by Gerzar, and be essen- tially Doctrinaire. Commercial distress increases. At Marseilles, cotton had fallen 50 per cent., and there was great "misery." At Toulon, matters are, if possible, in a worse state. Ball-cartridge had been supplied to the troops at Lyons, as an insurrection of starving weavers was apprehended. At Mulliansen, the manufacturers are closing their workshops. The run on the savings banks continues. In Paris, infirm persons are said to have died of famine.