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AGRICULTURE MANUFACTURES —NAVIGATION ] VOL. XI. No. 16.] ALMANAC For Ike week, commencing on Sunday, SEPTEMBER 17. 1848. Moon—Last Qr., 19th. 4li. 2u. A. DAY IO . - . Days' Moon MOti in c . Sun * l length, ri.q-set. 17 6un. sli. 53m. 6h. 7,n. 1 *2h 1 In. 9 93 14 Mon. 5 51 6 6' 12 12 ID 14 19 rues. 5 66 6 4 12 6 11 6 2D Wed. 5 57 6 3 12 6 morn. 21 Thurs. 5 54 6 2 12 4 12 4 22 Frid. 6 0 6 0 12 0 1 5 23 Sat. 6 1 6 59 11 5S 2 6 POST OFFICE.—MAILS Are conveyed by Rail Road Cars and Singes daily. CLOSE: DUE; Eastern,(laity,ex. Sun. $ A M.&7P.M. .3P.M. &11 P.M. Sunday 7 P M II P M. Great Southern, daily,.. 3 p. M 7§ A. M. Washington,daily, 5A.M.,4&9P.M.. A. M..3&8P..M. Western, daily, H A. M P. M. Winchester, V a.ex Sun.. .(i A. M B-} P. M. York, Pa. Route,ex.Sun.ll A. M P. M. Annapolis,Md.ex.Sun. SA. M &4P.M.. 8I A.M. &SP.M. Delaware,E.ShoreofVa. I Somerset & Worcester v 7 p M H P< M . co.,Md.,Sunday,Tues-I day & Thursday 3 Up.counties of E.Shore, ) Md., Monday, Wed- >8 A. M 3 P. M. uesday and Saturday j Upper Marlboro* Route,) Monday, Wednesday >9 P. M ...8 A.M. and Friday, ) Pt.Tobac'oßoute.Wed- ?q p M 8 A . M . nesday and Sunday, > Westminster Route, ) Monday, Wednesday >6 P. M 7 P. M. and Friday, J Bel-Air. daily, ex. Snn.. .8 A. M 2 p. M. RATES OF POSTAGE. f.ellers composed of one or more pieces or paper, but not exceeding half an ounce in weight, sent any distance not exceeding 3DD miles 5 cents. Any distance over 3DO miles ID cents. On every additional weight of half an ounce, or any fractional excess of half an ounce, an additional postage is charged according to the distance. Letters dropped in the Post Office for delivery in the same place, 2 cents each. Letters advertised are charged 2 cents each, lie sides regular postage, or if advertised in 2 papers, I cents. Circulars, handbills, and advertisements, printed or lithographed, on paper not larger than quarto post or singie cap. folded and directed, but unsealed, 2 cents per sheet, any distance, postage to be prepaid; when sealed, same as letters. Circulars on sheets larger than cap, are rated as pamphlets. On Pamphlets, magazines, periodicals, and every other kind or printed or other matter, (except newspa pers,circulars,handbills, and advertisements,) uncon nected with any manuscript communication, weigh ing one ounce or less, 2, cents per copy, for any dis tance. For every additional ounce, 1 cent. Any fractional excess exceeding half an ounce, tn be charged as an ounce; an excess less than half an oz. to be disregarded. 7Vrinspnp''rs,( when sent by the editors or publish ers thereof,) if they do not exceed 1900 superficial inches, for any distance in the State where published, 1 cent. For any distance exceeding 100 miles, out of the State where published, U ct. A newspaper ex ceeding 1900 inches, to be rated as a pamphlet. Newspapers irregularly sent, that is, to a non subscriber, the person sending must prepay 3 els. for each paper. , When the article to be mailed is a circular, pam phlet, or newspaper, it should be so enveloped as to be open at one end— otherwise, it will be charged as a letter. Foreign Mailt.—A mail is forwarded from Boston and New York to, and received from England, via Halifax, (Nova Scotia,) by tlie British Mail Steam Packets, weekly, alternately, for eight months in the year, and twice, a mouth lor the four winter months. Letters, thus sent, must have their postage to New York or Boston pre-paid. The postage on Ship Let ters, delivered at the office where the vessel arrives, is 24 cents: if conveyed by post, 4 cents in addition to the ordinary postage. OCEAN STEAM NAVIGATION. American Mail Steamer s.—The following are the rate of postage prescribed by the act of the .bl of March. 1345, for mailable matter sent by this line to Europe:— , , ~ ~ Upon all letters and packages not exceeding half an ounce in weight 21c. For all letters and packages over halt an ounce and under one ounce. . ... • i- C * For every additional half ounce I oc. For every letter, newspaper, pamphlet, and pVice current • • • • • • • ;" c ; The act of Congress also requires, that the United States postage will be charged in addition to the above upon all mailable matter sent through the mails of the United States to New York, from whence the ship sails for Bremen. All mailable matter ad dressed to England, Ireland orScotland, will be left.it the British post-office in Cowes or Southampton; and all for France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, and Africa, will be sent to Ha vre, in France; and a separate will be made up for Hamburg and delivered at Bremen Haven. And as no arrangements have yet been completed between the post-office of the United States and those of the above countries, pre-payment of the postage will be required at the office from which scut upon all mailable matter directed to those countries. Upon mailable matter sent to other countries on the Eastern continent pre-payment will not be required it will be mailed for Bremen, where all unpaid posta ges will be collected for the United Slates by the Bremen office. ... , , The American postage only, is charged on letters and newspapers to go by the Cunard line of British steamers—the foreign postage being collected on the other side. . , - Under present arrangement, letters tor the l.an adas and other British possessions in America, will not be forwarded by mail unless prepaid. TRAVELING FACILITIES- Wlt.lt Distances mid Pare from Baltimore. AT BALTIMORE— Por Philadelphia and Netv York- Ahout 100 miles, #3-About 200 miles,7a3. Can or a Steamer leave I Are due Daily, at 3 P. M. | Daily, at .......6 A. M. Daily.exc. Sun. 9 A. M. I Duily.exc. Sun. 2J and and 21 P.M. I 11PM. Por York and Columbia. Pa— -58 miles, $ 1.50—70 iniles, #2.12.1. Cars leave I Daily,at. 9 A.M. Dmlv, exc. Sun. 11 AM Daily, oxc. Sun. 3p.M. | and p. M. For Washington City— -40 miles, 81 60—(no round trip tickets issued.) Daily, at #9 A# M. I Daily,*xc. Sun. 6$A. M. i Daily,B A. M&7J P. M. and 6'i P. M. I Daily, exc. Sun. 2J P. M. Por Ciamberlnnd, dec. 178 miles, #7. . . Daily, at 7J A. M. and 4 Daily, at 3 A. M. and 6 P M . (P.M. Por KUlcott's 31111a and Prederlclc -15 miles, 60cts.—60 iniles, 82.40. Harper's Perry and Winchester, Va.— 81 miles. 111 miles. Cartleave daily,7} A. M. | Dsily, Por Nor folk and Portsmouth, Va.— ISOmilos, . A eteamboal leavet I h due Daily, at 4P.M. I Daily,at 7 * AND LYFORD'S PRICE-CURRENT. AT PHILADELPHIA— For Nevr York— Cars or a Steamer Leave Daily,at .7 and 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. For llidtimore— Daily, at 10 p. M. Daily, exc. Suit 7 A.M. and 3J p. M. AT NEW YORK— For Boston — Cars or Steamers leave Daily,exc Sun., at 4 P.M. For Philadelphia— Daily, cxc. Sun. 7 and 9A.M. and 4$ p. M. NEW YORK POST OFFICE. The Mail for Boston, via New Haven, close* daily, excepting Sundays, at A. M. The steamboat Mail for Boston, via Stonington and ProvidMice, closes daily, exc. Sunday, at 3; p. M. The great Southern Mail, including the Mail also for the Western States, closes daily at A. M.; and, except on Sunday, at 3 p. M.,011 which latter day at 1 1 P. M. FOREIGN STEAM fc OTHER PACKETS! (I> a y a of Sailing.) THE CUNARD STEAMERS. Proposed s.iiling of the British and North Ameri can Royal Mail Steam Ships between Boston and Liverpool and between New York and Liverpool, for 184 S. America, .Capt. Charles 11. E. Judkins, Europa, " Ed ward G. Lott, Hibcrnia, " Neil Shannon, Britannia, •• Walter J. C. Lang, Niagara, " Alexander Ryric, Canada, •' Walter Douglas, Cambria, " William Harrison, Caledonia,... " John Leitch, Acadia, " James Stone. Departures from America. Britannia,frm 805t0n,.... Wednesday,... .Sept. 6 Niagara, New York, Wednesday,... .Sept. 13 Hibernia, Boston, .... Wednesday,.... Sept. 20 Europa, New York, Wednesday,... .Sept. 27 America, 805t0n,.... Wednesday,... .Oct. 4 — New York, Wednesday,... .Oct. II — Boston, ... Wednesday,. •. .Oct. IS — 805t0n,.... Wednesday,. •. .Nov. 1 — New York, Wednesday,. ... Nov. 8 — Boston, ....Wednesday Nov. 15 Departures from Liverpool. Hibernia, for Boston Saturday, Aug. 26 Europa, New York, Saturday, Sept. 2 America, Boston Saturday, Sept. 2 Acadia, New York, Saturday, Sept. 16 Cambria, Boston, ....Saturday Sept. 23 — New York, Saturday Sept. 30 — Boston, ....Saturday, Oct. 7 — New York, Saturday, Oct. 14 — Boston, ... .Saturday Oct. 21 — New York, Saturday, Oct. 29 — Boston, ....Saturday, Nov. 4 — New York, Saturday, Nov. II — Boston, ... .Saturday, Nov, IS — New York, Saturday, Nov. 25 New York aucl Bremen Steamers. To leave New York— To leave Bremen— Hermann, Aug. 21 I Hermann,..*... July 15 Washington, . . .Sept. 20 | Washington Aug. 15 New York ancl Liverpool Packets. To leave New York— To leave Liverpool— Isaac Wright,.. .Aug. 1 I New York,., July 1 Ashhttrton,....... 6 | Queen of the W est,— 6 West Point, ll j Sheridan, II Yorkshire, l6 I Montezuma,- l6 Liverpool 2l I Henry Clay 2l Siddous, —26 Richard Alsop, —26 Columbia, Sept. 1 | Cambridge Aug. 1 Patrick Henry 6 Constitution, 6 Waterloo —II Garrick —II New York l6 | Oxford, l6 New York and Havre Packets. To leave New York— To leave Havre— Oneida, Aug. 1 I Splendid, July I Argo, —lO New York, 8 Admiral, 2O I Due. d'Orleans,...l6 St. Denis, Sept. 1 I St. Nicolas,. —24 Splendid, —lO Zurich Aug. I New York, —2O 1 Baltimore...... ..^--8 COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS of TUB PO'lT OP BALTIMORE. Tin.- following is a copy of (lie Regulations which were established by the "Uoard of Trade of the city of Baltimore:" COMMISSIONS. In all transaction* in Foreign and Domestic articles the foil owing rates to be charged if no agreement to the contrary exists. Horn. Far. On sales of Merchandise percent. 2j 5 Bills of Exchange ifendorted 2 } 2J _ do. do. not endorsed t j Purchases of Merchandise in funds,... .21 2j _ do. do. in advance,. .2j o Purchases of Stocks and Bills of Ex change 4 1 Accepting or endorsing without funds,. .24 2j Collecting Freights 2J 2j -- Procuring Freights, 2 J 2 j Disbursements of Vessels, 2j 2j _ do. do. without funds, 2 j 5 Effecting Insurance when the premium does not exceed 10 per cent, J j cent, on the amount of premium, 6 5 Adjusting and collecting losses insured if not disputed, or litigated, 14 2j delayed or litigated accounts,. ..2J 6 Entcrm" and forwarding Goods, on the " amount of Duties and charges,. .2j 2| Advancing money on letters of Credit, or otherwise 2£ 2J On consignments of Merchandise withdrawn 6r re shipped, full commission to be charged on the amount of advances, or responsibilities incurred and half commission on the residue of the value. The above commissions are exclusive of guarantee for sales on credit, Auction duty and Commissions, Storage, Brokerage, and every other expense actu ally incurred. FREIGHT AND FREIGHTING. If a vessel is freighted by the ton, and 110 special agreement is miide, respecting the proportions at which each article shall be computed, the follow ing shall be the standard of computation, and either parcel deemed equal to a ton, viz: 2,240 lbs. Pig and Karlron, Lead, Copper, Logwood, fustic, and other heavy Dye Woods. 2,000 " Nicaragua and Brazilletto Wood. 2,240 " net Sugar and Rice in casks, 1,830 " " Coffee in bags. 1,600 " " do. in casks. 1,300 " " Cocoa in bags or bulk. 1,120" " do. incusks. 1,110" " Pimento in bags. 952 " " do. in casks. 800 " " Ship Bread in bags. 700 " " do. do. in casks. 1,120 " " Dried Hides. 900 " " Wt. Green Teas and China Raw Silk. I 120 " " " Bohea and other Black Tea. I*soo " " " Virginia Tobacco in hhds. I*3oo " " " Kentucky do. in do. I*ooo " " " Maryland do. in do. ' 8 brls. Flour of 196 lbs. net. 6 " Beef, Pork and Tallow. 7 " Naval Stores and Pickled Pish. 200 gals. Wine Measure—estimating the full con tents ofthecsk.ofOil, Wine, Brandy,&c. 22 bush. Grain, Peas, Beans, &o. in casks. 40 •• do. do. do. in bulk. 40 " Liverpool Blown Suit iu bulk, 34 " do. Ground do. 31 " St. Übes, Cape do Verds, &e. in bulk. 30 " West India Salt in bulk. 30 " Sea Coal in bulk. 40 cltbie feet of Plank, Hoards, Timber, Bale Goods, Packages and Boxes. BALTIMORE, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10, 1848. In estimating thecontents in cubicfeet.ofvariouspack ages and goods, the following shall be the standard: A Floui Barrel, 5 feet. A tierce of llice, 15 A hhd. of Flaxseed, 12 " A hhd. of Virginia Tobacco, 45 " A hhd. of Kentucky, Georgia and Carolina,. 40 " A hhd of Maryland and Ohio, 35 " 5 bushels of Grain in bulk, 5 " In computing boxes of Candles and Soap, kegs of Butter and Lard, Ilams and II icon—and generally all similar articles, 201) lbs. net \vt. shall be considered equal to a barrel of 5 cubic feet. All goods brought to this port on freight, must be delivered on a wharf, at the expense of the vessel bringing the same -a delivery after due notice on any good wharf at Fell's Point during business hours, is a delivery in tin-city and port of Baltimore—Hides and articles prohibited to be landed in the city at certain periods may be landed where the public authorities may direct. In all cases when vessels are obliged (by the quar antine regulations, or city authorities) to discharge their cargo in the stream, the expense of delivering the same East of Jones' Falls, will be borne by the carrier only. But when requested by the consignee to be delivered IVent of Jones' Falls, then the ex pense shall be equally borne by the carrier and con signee, (eacli one-half.) If a vessel is chartered for a voyage out and home, each shipper shall be entitled to his fair proportion of the whole homeward freight, pro rata, of the hulk or space occupied by each shipper on the outward voy age. In all cases where a vessel is chartered or freighted for a voyage out and home, the freighter, or charter er is bound to furnish sufficient cargo, to enable said vessel to return safely home, and the same from Port to Port, where the charter provides for more than one Port: Provided, no agreement to the contrary is made by the parties. STORAGE— per month. Hogsheads of Sugar, Tobacco, Molasses, Rum, Oil, and Pipes of Wine, Brandy and Gin, .... 25 cts. Hhds. Coffee, Copperas, Codfish and Tallow, 20 • Tierces of Sugar, Ruiu, Molasses and half Pipes, 16 " Tiercesof Rice,Colfee, Flaxseed, Alum, &c. 12} " Barrels of Ruin, Whiskey, .Sugar, Beef, Pork, Fish, Cheese, Oil and quarter casks Wine, 6 " Brls. Flour, CofTee, and other dry articles.. 3 " Boxes of Cuba Sugar 8 " of Fish, Wine, Oil, Lemons and Or anges 3 " Soap, Candles, Cheese, Tin, Raisins, and drums of Figs ....... 1 11 Bags of Coffee, Cocoa, Pepper, anil Pimento, 2 " Bales of Cotton and Hempen Yarn about 300 lbs 12} " Hales oflndia Piece, and other similar Goods, 10 " Indigo in seroons, 4 cents; in cases 10 " Tea in chests, 3 cents; half do. 2 cents; boxes, I " Kegsof Butter, Lard, Tobacco, Nails, Raisins, 3 " Hides, Dried 1 " Hemp, per ton 50 " Cordage, per do 30 " Iron and Lead, per do 20 " Dyewood.pei do 25 " I Hampers of* Bottles, &c 10 " Crate 9 of Earthenware 20 cts. Grain, per bushel }" Salt, per bushel ... J'• The owners of goods to be at the expense of put ting them in store, and delivering them. All goods stored to be subject to one month's stor age, if in store 10 days. If less than 10 days, to half a month's storage. The risque of loss by fire, robbery, theft, and other unavoidable occurrences, is in all cases to be borne by the owner of the goods: provided, usual care be taken for the security of the property. WEIGHTS AND TARES. Sugar, Copperas, Alum, Brimstone, Shot, Lead, Iron, Steel, Hemp, Dyewoods, and all other articles heretofore sold by the cwt. of 112 lbs. or ton of 2210 lbs., shall in future be sold by the decimal hundred of 100 pounds, or ton of 2000 pounds. Tare shall be allowed as follows: Sugar in bhds. or tierces, 12 percent.; in Cuba boxes, 15 per cent.; in Hour brls, 22 lbs. each,do; in linen bags 3 per cent.; and in all other packages the ac tual tare. CofFee in linen, single gunny and grass bags, 2 per cent.; in (lour brls. 20 lbs. each; in all other pack ages the actual tare. Cocoa in bags 2 per cent. Pepper in linen or single gunny bags, 2 per cent.; in other packages the actual tare. Pimento in linen or single gunny bags, 3 per cent.; in other packages the actual tare. Rice in tierces and half tierces, 10 percent. Copperas, in hhds., 10 per cent. Teas, Green, whole chests 20 lbs.; half do. the Can ton tare: do. Black do. do. 22 lbs.; do. 3-4 chests 18 lbs.; other packages the actual tare. Cassia, in mats, 9 per cent.; boxes and other pack ages, the actual tare. Indigo, in seroon9, in single hides, 11 percent.; in all other cases, the actual tare. Alum, Brimstone, Ginger, Nutmegs, Mace, Cloves, A hnonds, Figs, Cheese. Soap, Candles, Chocolate, Currants, Prunes, Starch, and all other articles not before mentioned, the actual tare. No charge shall be made for casks, brls., boxes, or other packages whatever. DRAFTS, AS FOLLOW: On all weights even beam , \ per ct. to be allowed lor RATES OF PILOTAGE FOR THE PORT OF BALTIMORE, Condcntetl,witholhermaltcr appertaining thereto J"rom various Act* 0/' the General Assembly of Maryland. For every vessel, cither drawing 9 lect water or up wards, or measuring 75 tons custom house tonnage, coming from the sea to the city of Baltimore, per foot $ 3 50 For every vessel of like draft, from Baltimore to sea, 50 For the months of December, January, February and March, in addition to every foot such ves sel draws, 75 Be it enacted by the General Asee/nbty qf Maryland, That every master or owner of a merchant vessel go ing to sea, whethersailing under a coasting license or registered, of the burthen of one hundred aud twenty toils and upwards shall he obliged to reocive the first Pilot who olfers to conduct or pilot his vessel, and shall continue the same Pilot to the Capes, or shall pay to hint halfpilotage; provided the said Pilot shall speak or board said vessel above FortMcHeury, and shall be duly licensed to act as Pilot; and provided further, that the Pilot who shall have conducted any vessel from the Capes into port shall be entitled to take charge of the same vessel as Pilotto the Capes, n her next voyage. SEC. 2. Ami be it enacted, That any mastcrorown er of a merchant vessel, sailing under a coasting license or registered, of the burthen of one hundred tons and upwards coming from sea, shall be obliged to take the first Pilot who shall offer to conduct or pilot his ves sel, and shall continue the same to the port of destina tion, or shall pay to him half pilotage; provided said Pilot shall speak or board said vessel before Cape Henry Light House shall bear south, and provided also, the said Pilot shall have a branch or license to the destined port of said vessel. SEC. 3 And be it enacted, That the owners of all vessels of the burthen of seventy-five tons and up wards, not exceeding one hundred tons, before^ going to sea, shall apply to the Board of Pilots for a license to navigate the Chesapeake Bay, and shall pay to the said Board, for such license, at the rate of six cents per on, and such license shall be good fortwelve months. SEC. 4 And be it enacted, That the master of any vessel, for whioh a lioenso is made necessary, by the preceding section, who shall navigate the same with out such lioense, shall subject himself to receive a [ Pilot upon the same terms at is provided for in the first jeotioa of this Act. BALTIMORE AND HER INTERESTS. ItEGULA T I 0 N S OF THE PORT OF BALTIMORE. Extracts from the Ordinances now in force. It is incumbent on the Harbor Master to collect all tonnage daily,and whenever two davs tonnage isdue, and the payments not secured to his satisfaction, he shall enforce the payment thereof in the same man ner as other city dues are collected. The sum of two cents pcrton shall be, and is here by assessed and levied upon every vessel of sixty or more tons, arriving at the Port ot Baltimore, which by the laws of the United States, is required to re port and enter at the Custom House, and the col lector of the port shall be, and is hereby authorised to col lect the same. Also the sum of two cents per ton shall be, and is hereby assccd and levied upon every vessel of sixty tons or more arriving at the Port of Baltimore, which, by the laws of the Uuited States is not required to re port and enter at the Custom House, and that the | Harbor Masters shall be, and they are hereby author ised tocollect thesamc, provided,nevertheless,that the sum of money assessed and levied by this section, shall be collected from each vessel butoncc a month, although she may arrive more frequently. DOCKAGE. All vessels, except those with fire wood, lying at, or in manner making use of any wharf belonging to or rented by the state, shall pay dockage according to the following rates: Those occupying the Ist tier, per ton,per day.. 1 cent. " " 2d do. " " 5 All beyond the 2d o. " *' 1 WHARFAGE. SECTIOM 1. Beit enacted and ordained by the May or and City Council of Baltimore, That from and after the passage of this Ordinance, all Goods, Wares or Merchandize landed on the public wharves, from on board any vesselor vessels lying at said wharves, or placed thereon for the purpose of shipment or ex posure for sale, shall pay the following Rates of Wharfage for each and every day the same may re main thereon, or any less time, (excepting, however, Fire Wood and Lumber, the rates of which arc to be accounted for the whole time allowed by Ordinance, for the same to remain on the wharves,) to be paid by the owner or consignee, or in event of their being none, the master of the vessel, and all goods shipped from one vessel to another, one-half price, also to he paid by the shipper, or owner,or the master as afore said. Almonds, per sack, cts. 2 Liquids, hhil. cts. 6J do. bag, 3 Lemons, box, 2 Anchors, ton, 25 Lumber, may remain Anvils, each, 1 5 days, 10 Ashes, cart load, 5 Mahogany, 500 feet, 30 Bark, cord, 6J Manure, cart load, 5 Barrels, empty, free. Merchandise, bale, 4 Beef, brln. 2 do brl. 2 Bottles, limpr. 4 do case or box, 3 Bread, brl. 2 do trunk, 3 do 4 brl. 1 do tree, 4 Bricks, 1000, 124 do | do 24 Butter, keg, 1 Meal, brl. 2 Cables, chain, ton, 25 do 'brl. 1 Cambooses, each, 64 Mill Stones, each, 25 Caudles, box, 4 Mules, each, 5 Camion, each, 64 Muskets, case, 4 Carboys, each, 2 Nails, cask or keg, 1 Carriages, each, 12, Oars, 10110 feet, 20 Carts,each, 124 Oil, Whale or Sperm, Cart Wheels, each, § cask of 150 gals. 121 Cassia, 100 mats, 10 dotrcs.underlOllgals.il) Castings, ton, 15 do do 80gals. 4 Cattle, horned, each, j do brl. 2 Chairs, each, \ do box, 2 Chalk, ton, 15 do jar, 2 Cheese, box, 1 Olives, jar, 1 do cask, 2 Onions,bus.or2obunch. 4 Chocolate, box, I Oranges, box, 2 Cider, box, 2 Paper, wrapping,bdl. J Coal, ton of 28 bushels, 5 Pepper, &c , box, I Coffee, bag, 1 Pipes, box, 1 Copper,case, 3 Pitch, barrel, 2 Cordage, ton, 16 Plaster, ton, 5 Cotton, bale, 4 Ploughs, each, 2 Crackers, keg, I Potatoes, bushel, 1 Crates, each, 4 Rags, bale, 4 Demijohns, each, 1 Raisins, box, 4 Drugs, box, 3 do drum, 1 Dry Goods, box, 3 Rice, per tree. 4 do bale, 4 Rosin, brl. 2 Dyewood, ton, 15 Salt, hogsheads, 6j Feather, baits orbags, 2 do sack, Figs, drum, i do bushel, Fish, quintal, 1 Sheep, each, 2 do brl. 2 Shingles, 1000, 2 do j & qr. brl 1 Shoes, box, 3 do drum 5 Shot, bag, 4 do firkin 1 do keg, (12 bags) I Flour, brl. 2 Shovels, dozen, 2 do 3 brl. 1 Slate, ton, 15 Gin, case, 1 Soap, box, 5 Ginger, box, 1 Staves, barrel, 1000, 12 4 Glass,wind., bx. 100 ft. 3 do hlid.&pipe,do. 20 do do 4 box, j Steel, ton, 5 Grain, not of'tlic state Stone,granite,&c. perc.lo of Md., 3 Stoves, each, 6j Grapes, jar, 1 Sugar, Havana, box, 3 Grind Stones, each, I do mats, 1 Gun Stocks, 1000, 30 do Brazil bxs, ton, 15 Hay, bale, 64 do hlid. 64 Hemp, ton, 5 Swine, each, 2 Herrings, box, 3 Tar, brl. 2 Hides, ox or horse, 100,30 Tea, chests, 4 Hogsheads, empty, free do 4 chest, 2 Hoop Poles, hhd.,1000,20 do (chest, 1 do do brls., 10 Tea Kettles, doz, If Hops, sack, 61 Timber, lOOOfcct, 15 Horns, 1000, 20 Tin, box, 1 do tips, 1000, 64 Tobacco,hhd. 6J Horse, 5 do bale, 2 Indigo, seroon, 64 do box, 2 do case, I2j do 4 box, 1 Iron, ton, 5 do keg, 2 Ivory, ton, 50 do 5 keg, 1 Lard, keg, 1 Turpentine, brl. 2 Laths, 1000 , 2 Wagons, each, 124 Lead, sheet or pig, ton, 15 Ware, wooden, nest, j Leather, 100 sides, 15 Wine, box, 2 Lime, cask, 5 Wood,fuel,may remain Liquids, brl. 2 2 days,cord, 6J The foregoing is extracted from an amended OrdiJ nance,passed, and approved March 28, 1845. CUSTOM HOUSE REGULATIONS. The duties on imported articles required by law to be paid on entering them at the Custom House, will be found specified at the head of such articles, iu ou page of quotations. The following are other regular tions: Memorandum.— That in all cases in which the in voice or entry shall not contain the weight, or quan tity, or measure of goods, wares, or merchandise now weighed, or measured, or guaged, the same shall be weighed, guaged,or measured, at the expense of the owner, agent, or consignee. Drawbacks. —That, from and after the first day of December, 1846, in lieu of the bounty heretofore au thorized by law to be paid 011 the exportation of pickled fish of the fisheries of the United States, there shall be allowed, on the exportation thereof, if cured with foreign salt, a drawback equal in amount to the duty paid on the Bait, and no more: to be as certained under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. Credits. —All duties are payable in cash—or. Goods, Wares and Merchandise, on their importa tion, may be placed in Public Stores under the Ware housing law, and duties paid when such Goods, Wares, &c., are withdrawn therefrom (except for re-exportation.) but if not claimed at the expiration of a year, or duties anil charges paid, are then to be appraised and sold under the directiou of the Collec tor of the Port. litres allowed .--On sugar in boxes 15 per cent.; in casks 12; in bags and mats 5. Coffee in casks 12, in bags 2; and bales 3; Cotton in bales 2; and in ceroons 6. Cocoa in casks 10; and in bags 1. Cheese in boxes 20. Indigo in ceroons 11; and incases 15. Pepper in bags 2. Pimento in bags 3. And Figs in drums 10 per cent. Leakage and breakage. —On spirits 2 per cent.— Ale, Beerand Porter in bottles 10. AUotner Liquor* in bottles 5 per oent. Restrictions. —No goods to be imported in vessels less than 30 tons burthen. No Beer, Ale and Porter in casks of less capacity than forty gallons beer mea sure; or if in bottles, of packages less than six dozen. No distilled spirits in casks of less capacity than nine ty gallons, wine measure, except Brandy, which may be imported in casks in any capacity not less than 15 gallons. Tonnage duly. —On American vessels and the ves sclsof Denmark, Central America, Netherlands Ham burg, Bremen, Lubec, Prussia, Sweden, Norway, Old enburg, Russia, Austria. Brazil, Hanover, Papal Do minions, Portugal, Sardinia, English, Mexican and Texian, from whatever port or place, free; and on French vessels coining from Martinique and Guada roupe five cents per ton —when laden with other than colonial produce. On French vessels from other ports, and on all other foreign vessels (except as above enumerated) comingfrora ports where Ame ricans arc permitted to trade, ninety-four cts. per ton. On Spanish vessels coming direct from Spain 5 cts. pcrton; fro in Cub a $ I.67cts. per ton; other ports $ 1 per ton. RATES OF GOLD. Rates allowed in the Custom House for Gold Coins, as per Act of Congress of 1834, fixing the value thereof. United states Eagle, old emission $lO 66 " *• " new ** ••••••10.tit) England, Guinea 5.01 " Sovereign 4.84 M Seven Shilling piece 1.69 France, Double Louis (before 1786) 9.69 " Louis .. 4.84 •• Double Louis (since 1786) 9.15 ** Louis " 4.67 ?' Double Napoleon or 40 francs 7.70 •• Napoleon or 20 francs 3.85 11 Same as the new Louis Guinea 1.65 Frankfort on the Main, Ducat 2.27 Hamburg " 2.27 Malta, Double Louis 9.27 " Louis •••• .... 4.85 " Derni Louis 2.30 Mexico Doubloon .. 15.54 Holland, Double Rix Dollar 12.27 Rix Dollar 6.00 " Ducat 2.20 " Ten Guilder piece 4.00 Portugal, Dobraon 32.76 11 Dobra ... .• 17.32 " Johannes 17.00 Spain, Doubloon 1772 16.00 M t€ since 1772 16.35 •• Pistole 3.88 Columbia, Doubloon 15.35 RATES OF SILVER, &c. As established by Congress, May 23, 1346: Sweden and Norway, Specie Dollar $1.05 Denmark Specie Dollar 1.05 Prussia and N. States of Germany, Thaler 69 Southern States of Germany, Florin 40 Augsburg and Austrian empire, Florin 48£ Venitian kingdom of Lombards and Tuscany, Livre 16 France and Belgium, Franc 18 cts. & 6 mills Sardinia, Livre 13 cts. 6 mills Naples, Ducat.... 80 Sicily, ounce.. $2.40 British Provinces of Nova Scotia, Canada, &c. $4.00 ■ FOREIGN WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. There are denominations frequently met with 111 reports of foreign markets, but their English value not always readily recollected. The following table will be found, we believe, correct: Ahm, in Rotterdam, nearly gals. 10 Aliunde, iit Portugal contains, ga/5.4.37 Aliunde, in Madeira, do. 4.68 Alquiere, in Madeira, over peek 1 ( Alquiere, iu Portugal, pecks, 1£ to nearly 2 Alquiere, in Bahia bush.l Alquiere, in Maranham, do. Ij Alquiere,in Rio Janeiro and Pernambuco,..</o. Ia 1; Anna, of rice, in Ceylon, /65.260 2-5 Arroba.in Portugal, 1b5. 32 Arroba, in Spain, d 0 .2 Arroba.in .Spain, (large) ga15.4.246 Arroba, in Spain, (small) do. 3.337 Arroba, in Malaga, of Wine about do. 4j Arshecn, in Russia inches 28 Bahar, in Batavia, peeuls 3a4( Bale, of cinnamon, in Ceylon, net lbs. 104 j Burili, in Naples, equals about gals. 11 Cautar.the Levant,contains 44 okes, lbs. 1 18.8 Cantar, in Leghorn, of Oil, Ibs.SS Cantor, iu Malta - do. 174; Cantar, in Naples, i6s.lotjal.9b! Cantar, in Sicily do. 175a192j Carro, in Naples, is equal to about bush.bi) Carro, iu Naples, of Wine, galls. 2bl Catty, of Tea, in China is about ids. IJ Cayaug, in Batavia, 165.3581 Chctwert in Russia, nearly bush. 6 Fancga, in Spain, bush. 1.599 Hectolitre, in France, do. .2.84 Kiltogramme, in France and Netherlands, . ./65.2.21 Last, in Amsterdam,of Grail bush. 85j Last,in Bremen, of Grain, ........over do. 80( Last, in Cadiz, of Salt, do. 76 4-5 Last, in Dant/.ic, of Grain, nearly do. 93 Last, in Flushing, of Grain, do 924 Last,in Hamburg, of Grain, do.. 89.6 Last,in Ltibcc, ofGrni over do. 91 Last, in Portugal, of Salt, do. 70 Last,in Rotterdam, of Grain, d 0 .85.136 Last, in Sweden, do. 75 Last,in Utrecht, of Grain, overdo. _ 59 Lispound, in Hamburg, ,/65.16 5 oz. Lispound, in Holland do. 18 4 ox. Mark, in Holland, 0z.9 Maud, in Calcutta, !65.7r54 Mina, in Genoa, of Grain, bu51t.3.43 May, in Lisbon, do. 24 Moy, in Oporto, .....do. 3d Moyo, of Portugal contains overbus/i 23 OUe,in Smyrna, /65.2.83 Orna.in Trieste,of Wine, ga/5.14.94 Orna of oil do. 17 Palmo.in Naples is a little over inches 10 Pecul,in Bataviaand Madras /6s. 133$ Pecul, in China and Japan,. do. 133] Pipe,in Spain,of Wine g//5.!60a164 Pood,in Russia, is equal to 36 Z6. 2 oz. nearly Quintal, in Portugal, 165.89.05 Quintal, in Smyrna </0.129 48 Quintal in Spain, do. 96 Quintal, in Turkey, do. 167 3 oz. Rottoli,in Portugal do. 12 4 oz. Rottolo. in Genoa, do. 24 Rottolo,in Leghorn, lbs.3 Salma,in Sicily, from 6ns/i.7.85 t09.77 Scheffel, in Germany, varies from 14 tonearly bush.3 Ship-pound, in Hamburg and Denmark,.... /65.331 Ship-pound , in Holland, /t5.368 4 oz. Staro, in Trieste Tale,in China. oar.lj Vara,in Rio Janeiro, IJ yd. nearly. Vara in Spain, 100 are equal to yds. 92o Werst.in Russia, ./Vet3os A CARD.—The undersigned. Owners or Agents of vessels engaging Freight from this port to Liver pool or London, agree that, on and after this date, all freights to cither port, engaged by either of them, shall be on condition, that the freight shall be paid immediately on the landing of the Goods, and the same shall be particularly noted on the Bills of Lad ing lie fore signing, to wit: ''Freights to be paid im mediately on the'landing of the Goods, without any allowance of credit, or discount, to the consignee/' They also further agree, that Freights on Cotton shall be charged on the invoice weight which must be furnished by the shippers before the Bills of Lad ing arc signed, and the amount of Freight to be paid, specified on the Bill of Lading.—Baltimore, August Ist, 1847. Alex. Brown & Sons, Schacr & Kuster, Clark & Kellogg, Oclrichs & Lurman, ' Wm. Graham & Son, Wm. Howell & Son, Jas. Corner & Son, Kirkland, Chase & Co. ' B. Buck & Son, F. W. Bruno & Sons, Wm. Wilson & Sons, Thos. Wilson & Co. F. tW. Rodewald, Edw. Kurtz, 1 Robert Leslie & Son, Cohen & Kail, Deecke & Gerdes, Jno. K- Randall. [ COMMERCE TRADE STATISTICS. [ Whole Number 537. BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD, TARIFF OF RATES OF TRANSPORTATION ON THE MAIN STEM BETWEEN BALTIMORE AND CUMBERLAND— Qts- Subject to some little modification where a whole car is engaged/or a specific article. per 100 lbs. per o Oils. Ale in bottles... .cents, 3s Hides, cents, 2s Ale bris. or hhds '25 Hides,green 30 Apples, in brls 35 Hardware.... 25 Ashes, Pot or Pear 1...25 Hollow ware.. 25 Hacon, in hhds 20 Hoop poles 20 Hark, iiiigrouud 20 Hops Hark, ground 25a30 Horns 35 Beef, fresh 35 Iron, blooms 20 Beef in brls 20 Iron manufactured ... .20 Beeror Porter, bottles 35 Iron, pigs 20 Beer in brls 25 Iron ore 20 Beeswax 35 Iron.acrap 20 Bonnets in cases 35 Lard, kegs or casks.. .20 Hoots and Shoes 35 Lead 20 Bread 35 Leather 25- Bricks 20 Lemons •••.►...35 Butter, fresh 35 Liquors, foreign 35 Butter, firkins or casks 20 Live stock .26 Cabbages 20 Lumber, generally .. .20 Candles 35 Mahogany 25 Castings 25 Manure 20 Cedar ware 35 Marble, undressed .. '2O Cement 20 Mill Stones 35 Charcoal 35 Molasses 25 Cheese 20a*25 Nails and Spikes 25 China ware 35 Oil, in bottles or cases, 35 Chrome ore 20 Oil, in csks 25 ! Cider, bottles 35 Oranges 35 , Cider in brls 25 Oysters 35 Cigars 35 Paints 35 Clover Seed 35 Paper 35 Coal, see specific. Pipe Clay 25 Coffee 20 Pitch 20 Copper 35 Plaster—see specific. Copper ore 20 Pork, fresh 35 Cordage 35 Pork, salted 20 Corn 20 Potatoes, Turnips,&c.2o j Corn brooms 35 Queensware .25 Corn Meal 20 Bags 35 Cotton, in bales 25 Rails & Posts, fencing 20 I Drugs and Dyes 25 Raisins 35 : Dry Goods 25 Rice. .25 Earthen & Stone ware 25 Rosin 25 Feathers 35 Salt 20 Fish, fresh 35 Shingles ....20 Fish in brls 20 Ship stuffs *2O Flax . . . 25 Shot 35 Flax Seed '25 Skins, deer, &c. 25 Flour, see specific. Slate 25 Fruit, dried 35 Snake root 35 1 Furs and Peltry 35 .Steel ; Ginseng 35 j Sugars 25 ! Glass, window .25 Tallow 20 Glue 35 Tar 25 Grain,'every kind....20 Tea. 25 Granite 20 Tin plate, bxs 35 Grapes 35 Tin ware 35 Grindstones .25 Tobacco, Amer., in Groceries generally.. .25 hhds. or bxs 25 Hats 35 Tobacco,foreign, bales 35 Hay in bales 35 Whiskey,brls.orlhds.2o Heading and Staves... 20 Wines 35 Hemp & Flax.in bales 25 1 Wool, bales 35 SPECIFIC RATES. Live Stock —Horned cattle, horses and hogs, in en tire car loads, (at owner's risk from suffocation or escape) at the rale of 30 cts. per 100 lbs. through. Cumberland Coal —per toil, per mile 2 cts ! •' ** from Cumberland to Bait.,pr.tn. $3 44 44 from Cumb'd to Wash.City,s3.s6 44 " from Cumb'd to Dam No. 6, #0.75 Plaster Pur is, per ton, per mile 2 cts FLOUR— From Cumberland to Baltimore , 50ccntspcrbrl Patterson'sCrk. 4 4 4 4 off 44 4 4 Green Sp'g Run 44 44 50 44 Little Cucapon 44 44 50 44 44 Great Cacapon 4 4 4 4 50 44 • liancock 44 44 38 44 44 Licking Creek 4 4 4 4 38 4 4 North Mountain 4 4 4 4 38 44 44 Hedgesville 44 44 33 44 44 Martinsburg 4 4 4 4 3 1 ** 44 Flagg's Mill 44 4 4 30 44 44 Kerueysville 44 44 28 44 44 Duffield's 4 4 4 4 27 44 44 Harpers' Ferry 44 44 25 4 4 44 Wcverton 4 4 4 4 24$ 44 4 4 Knoxvillc 44 44 24$ 44 44 Berlin 44 44 23$ 44 44 Catoctin 44 44 22 44 44 Point of Rocks 4 4 4 4 21$ 44 44 Frederick 4 4 44 | Doup's Switch " 44 I Davis'Switch " 44 | Buckeystown 44 " L 9 n • Monocacv " 4 4 , Reel's Mill 44 44 ljamsviihe 4 4 4 4 ! Monrovia 4 4 4 4 J Mount Airy 44 14 16$ 44 44 Woodbine 4 4 4 4 151 44 4 Hood's Mill 4 4 4 4 1 4 44 Sykcsville 4 * 44 I'2s 44 44 Marriottsville 4 4 4 4 12$ 4 4 44 Woodstock 44 44 12$ 4 4 4 4 Elysville 44 44 12$ 44 44 Ellicott's Mills 44 '• 9 44 4 4 llchestcr 4 4 4 4 8 4 4 44 * Wheat and all other Grain, 20 cts. per 100 lbs." RATES OF FREIGHT FOR 1348, ON THE PENNSYLVANIA CANAL & RAIL ROAD From Pittsburgh, lo Philadelphia and Baltimore. Apple 3 and green fruit per 100 lbs 75 cts. Ashes, Pot and Pearl 62$ 44 Bacon and Butter 70 44 Beef, salted 62$ 44 Bale rope and Bagging 56 44 Beeswax 75 44 Bristles 75 44 Brooms # 1.75 44 Butter 70 44 Cheese 75 44 Corn .. 75 44 Cotton 83 44 Chilled Rollers 75 44 Drugs and Medicines 1.25 44 Dry Goods 1.00 44 Dried Fruit 75 44 Flour .per brl.. J .00 44 Furs ami Peltries per 100 /6.. 1.00 44 Feathers 1.00 44 Furniture 1.00 44 Glassware 75 44 Glass, Window per box. .. .75 44 Ginseng per 100 1b5.... 75 44 Groceries 75 44 Hardware 75 44 Hops .' .75 44 Hemp 75 " Hides (raw 75 cts., dry #1) 1.25 44 Leather 80 44 Lead 50 44 Lard and Lard Oil 70 44 Oil, Castor 1.00 44 Oils, (ex. Lard und Castor) 85 44 Pork per brl. 1.50 44 Rags per 100 lbs 76 44 Ropes and Cordage 1.25 44 Seeds j.76 44 Skins, Deer and Buffalo Specie .3.00 44 Tallow 70 44 Tobacco Leaf "6 44 Wheat 75 44 Wool - 1.00 44 Whiskey per brl.. .1.60 44 PATENT HAMMERED SHIP AND BOAT SPIKES, MADE BY THE ALBANY IRON AND NAIL WORKS, TROY, N. Y. of superior quality. Also, RAIL ROAD SPIKES of all de- * scriptions, and BOILER RIVETS, a large supply constantly on hand for sale at manufacturer*' prices, by E. PRATT & BROTHER, 12 27 & 29 South Charles street.