26 MARCH 1859, Page 14


A GREAT amount of gold is being sent at present from England to Paris in exchange for silver; the East India Council sent out by the last steamer 100,0001. in five-franc pieces, and will require large amounts of silver for some time to come ; it is to be hoped the French Government will not at- tempt to renew their prohibitions to export coined silver ; besides the in- efficacy of the prohibition, M. Michel Chevalier will tell them that it is false political economy. As gold must necessarily become scarcer in Lon- don, and money more in demand, it is not probable that the Funds will rise much above their present figure, even should politics take a favourable turn.