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A N I) LTF 01{ ])' S f R I CE- C (J RRE NT.
VOL. XII. No. ll.]
Is published e very Saturday Morning;, at No. 117
Baltimore street, near South,
Editor and Proprietor.
Five Dollars nnnum, } Payable in
Two Dollars and fifty cents for six mos. advance.
Twelve and a half cents, for a single sheet.
A failure to notify the Editor to discontinue pre
vious to, or at the end of a subscriber's year, will be
considered as a new engagement for another year.
Advertisements of a square, (sixteen printed lines
or a less number constituting it,) will be inserted
three weeks for a dollar. For a longer period, upon
such terms as may be agreed.
\ l< M \ \ \ C
For the week, commencing on Sunday,
AUGUST 19, 1819.
M \ —First (Quarter, 25t h, a* I lb. 2dm. NT.
OA v. Sun | Sun | Days- I J\loon
Mo. IVk. rises. sets. | length, fi. insets.
19 Sun. sb. 16m.j 6h. 44in. ■ 13h.28m 750
20 Mon. 5 18 6 42 13 24 S 23
21 Tues. 5 19 6 41 13 22 S 56
22 Wed. 5 20 6 40 jl3 20 9 27
23 Thurs. 5 21 6 39 13 18 II) 0
24 Frid. 5 22 6 38 jl3 16 I 10 35
25 Sat. ' 5 24 |6 36 13 12 11 11
Arc conveyed by Rail Road Cars and Stages daily.
East'n,dai.,ex. Sun. BA.M. 7P.M.. • .5A A.M.&3P.M.
Sunday, 7 P. M 11 P. M.
Great Southern, daily,... .5 A. M 8 P.M.
Washington,daily, s& BA.M., 4 p. M... 8A A.M .&BP. M.
Western, daily,...** 6 A. M 6A p. M.
Winchester, Va. ex. Sun.* .6 v. M 6A P. M.
York, Pa. Route, ex. Sun. 8 A. M... I 6A p. M.
Annapolis, Md. ex. Sun...B A. M HA A. M.
Norfolk, daily, ex. Sunday, at 3 p. M.
due daily, ex. Monday, at 8 A. M.
Delaware, E. Shore of Ya. )
Somerset fc Worcester '' . M .
counties, Md., Sunday, (
Tuesday and Thursday J
Up. counties of E. Shore, i
Md., Monday, Wednes- J 8 A. M 3 p. M.
day and Saturday, j
Upper Marlboro' Route, A
Monday, Wednesday and \ 4 p. M... 8 A. M.
Port Tobacco Route, Tues- ) . i
days and Thursdays,.... s* p ■ C BA. M.
And on Sundays al SA.M. )
Westminster' Route, dally ) g p p M
except Sunday,
Bel-Air daily, ex. Sun 8 A. M 2 p. M.
Letters composed of one or more pieces of paper,
hut not exceeding half an ounce in weight, st nt any
distance not exceeding 301) miles 5 cents.
Any distance over 300 miles 10 ccnls.
On every additional half ounce, (after the first
ounce) the charge is double, and two additi< nal
charges for each succeeding ounce, or fraction of an
ounce , beyond the first ounce.
Letters dcopped in the Post Office for delivery in
the same place, 2 cents each.
Letters advertised are charged 2 cents each, be
sides regular postage, or if advertised in 2 papers, 4
Circulars , handbills, and advertisements, printed
or lithographed, on paper, not larger than quarto post
or single cap, folded and directed, but unsealed, 3
cents per sheet, any distance, postage to be prepaid ;
when sealed, same as letters.
Circulars on sheets larger than cap, are rated as
On Pamphlets, magazines, periodicals, and every
other kind of printed or nt her matter, (except news
papers, circulars, handbills, and advertisements,) un
connected with any manuscript communication,
weighing one ounce or less, 2A cents per copy, for
any distance. For every additional ounce, i cent.
Any fractional excess exceeding half an ounce, to be
charged as an ounce ; an excess less than half an
oz. to be disregarded.
Newspapers , (when sent by the editors or pub
lishers thereof,) if they do not exceed 1900 superfi
cial inches, for any distance in the State where pub
lished 1 cent ; for any distance exceeding 100 miles,
out of the State where published, 1A ct. A news
paper exceeding 1900 inches to be rated as a pamph
.Newspapers irregularly sent., that is, to a sub
scriber, the person sending must prepay the above
rates 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.
American Mail Steamers to Bremen, touching at
Southampton. —The following are the rates of Post
age prescribed by the act of the 3d of March, 1845,
for mailable matter sent by this line from New York
to Europe :
Upon all letters and packages not exceeding half an
ounce in weight 24c.
For all letters and packages over half an
ounce and under one. ounce 48c.
For every additional half ounce 15c..
For every letter, newspaper, pamphlet,
and price current 3c.
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 addressed to England, Ireland or Scotland,
will be left at the British post-office in Cowers or j
Southampton •, and all for h ranee, the Netherlands, I
Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, and Africa,
will be sent to Havre, in France ; and a separate
bag will be made up for Hamburg and delivered at
Bremen Haven.
Havana Mails. —A line is established between
Charleston and Havana, the steamers touching at
Savannah and Key West, the postage of which is
from the port of departure to Havana J2A cts. on a
single letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight, i
with an additional 12A cts. for each additional half
ounce, or fractional excess of half an ounce, to he I
prepaid, and the inland postage to the point of de
parture. to he. paid in addition thereto. Postage on
each Newspaper to Havana 3 cts., also to be pre
paid as on letters.
Mails to the Pacific. —For a single letter, not ex
ceeding half an ounce in weight—from New York,
to Chagres, 20 cts. ; to Panama, 30 cts. ; and to
California and Oregon 40 cts.—postage to be pre
paid as well as the inland postage to New York.
Newspapers, 3 cts. each, postage also to he prepaid.
letters posted or charged in the United States
will be rated at a half ounce to the single letter, !
over a half and not exceeding an ounce as a double
letter, over an ounce and not. exceeding an ounce
and a half as a treble letter, and so on, each half
ounce or fractional excess constituting a rate.
The single rates to be charged on each letter
posted in the United States addressed to any place
in Great Britain or Ireland is 24 cents, the double
rate 48 cents, the triple rate 72 cents, and so on, ac- !
cording to the United States scale of progression in
weight. I
Said postage itters gufhg to any place in
Gr^^.pfitain"*or Ireland may* be prepaid, if the
amount is tendered at the office in the
'-Uqjfcd States, where mailed, at the option of tin?
AT wspapers inav he mailed at any office in the
United States to any place in the United Kingdom
on tlie prepayment of 2 cents, and inay, on receipt
from any place in Great Britain or Ireland he de
livered at any office in the United States on pay
ment of 2 cents. Note.—Each Government is to
charge 2 cents on each newspaper. These are to be
sent in bands or covers, open at the sides or ends,
and to contain no manuscript whatever.
On each Pamphlet to he sent to any place in the
United Kingdom, and on each Pamphlet received
therefrom, there is to be prepaid in the first place,
| and charged and collected in the second, one cent
for each ounce in weight, or a fractional excess of an
1 ounce.—These, are to be sent in bands or covers,
open at the ends, or sides, so as readily to he examin
ed, and to contain no manuscript whatever.
On Fetters addressed to any place in British N.
America, not to be conveyed by sea, there shall be
charged a postage equal to the United States post
i age and the Province postage combined.
On Letters to he sent to any foreign country or
British possession, and mailed for that purpose to
any post office in the island of Great Britain, there
must he prepaid, if sent by a Brit ish packet, 5 cents
the single rate, and if by an American packet 21
cents—to be doubled, tripled, See., according to
• weight.
' Willi Distances and Fare from Baltimore.
I For Philadelphia anil New York.
■ About 100 miles, $3 —About 200 miles, 7 uffi.
Cars leave. I Are due.
Daily, at 8 p. M. | Daily, at 8] p. AT.
Daily, exc. Sun..9 A. M. Daily, exc. Sun. 2A P.M.
r I and A. M.
For York and Columbia, Pa.
58 miles, $1.50 —70 miles, $2.12A.
Cars leave.
Daily, at 9A. M. Daily, exe. Sun. 11 A.M.
Daily, exc. Sun. .4 p. m. | and OA P. M.
For "Washington City.
40 miles, 81.80—(no round trip tickets issued.)
Daily, at 9 A. M., and 5 I Daily, 8 A. M. &. 74 P. M.
and 1U p. M.
For Cumberland, &c.
178 miles, $7 —Wheeling, 841—Pittsburg, 810.
Daily, at 74 A. M. and 4 I Daily, at 3 A. M. and C
P. M. I p. M.
For Kllicott's Mills and Frederick.
15 miles, 50 ets.—62 miles, $2.50.
Daily, 74 A. M. I Daily, ••. .6 p. M.
Daily, exc. Sun..4 P.M. | Daily,exc Sun. 10 A.M.
Harper's Ferry and Winchester, Va.
81 miles. 111 miles.
Cars leave daily, 74 A. M. | Daily, 6 p. M.
For Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va.
180 miles, $5.
A steamboat leaves. I Is due.
Daily, ex. Sunday, at 4 Daily, ex. Monday, at 7
P. M. * I A. M.
For New York.
Cars or a steamer leave
| Daily, at 7 and 9 A. M., and lA p. M.
For Baltimore.
, I Daily, exc. Sunday, at..84 A. M. and 2} alop. M.
011 Sunday, 24 and 10 p. M.
For Boston.
t Cars or steamers leave ,
I Daily, exc. Sun., at 74 A. M. and 6 p. M.
For Philadelphia.
; Daily, cxc. Sun., 7 and 9 A. M., and 44 p. r.i.
, The Mail for Boston, via New Haven, closes daily,
I excepting Sundays, at SAA. M.
: The steamboat Mail for Boston, via Stonington and
Providence, closes daily, exc. Sunday, at 3j P. M.
The Great Southern Mail, including the Mail also
for the Western States, closes daily at. 74 A M.;
and, except on Sunday, at 3 p. M., on which latter
day at I 4 p. M.
(Days of sailing.)
C UNA NO LINE. — Sails for America weekly.
Canada, ....Harrison, ..For New York,.. .June 30
Caledonia, * .Douglass,. .For Boston, July 7
Niagara,....Ryrie, For New York....July 14
Europa, Lott, For Boston, Inly 21 i
Cambria,.. ..Leitch,....For New York, ..July 28
America,... .Shannon,... For Boston, Aug. 4 I
Ilibernia,....Lang, For New York, ..Aug. 11 !
, 1 Canada, ....Harrison, ..For Boston, Aug. 17 |
CUNARD LINE — For Liverpool weekly.
Canada, Harrison,..From New York,.July 11
Caledonia,... Douglass,.. From Boston, July IS
Niagara, ....Ryrie, From New York, July 25
Europa, Lott, From 805t0n,.... Aug. 1
Cambria,.. ..Leitch,.. ..From New York,. Aug. 8
America,... .Shannon,. .From Boston, Aug. 15 !
Ilibernia, Lang, From New York,. Aug. 22
Canada, Ilarrison,. • From 805t0n,.... Aug. 29 '
New York and Bremen Steamers.
To leave New York, To leave Bremen,
Washington, July 20 I Hermann, Inly 15
j Hermann, Aug.2o | Washington, ...Aug, 15 j
New York and Havre Packets.
To leave New York, To leave Havre, I
Zurich, June 20 I Oneida, May 16 '
I Baltimore, July 1 | Argo, 44 20
Bavaria, 44 10 I Admiral, June 0
Oneida, 44 20 St. Denis,...-... 44 10 j
Argo, Aug. 1 I Splendid, 44 20
, Admiral, lO | New York July 6
! St. Denis,. 44 20 | St. Nicholas,.... July 10 1
Splendid, Sept. 1 Duchessc d'Orleans, u 2O
New York and Liverpool Packets.
To leave New York, *To leave Liverpool.
Oxford, June 16 Constellation, ..May 20
Britton, 44 21 Yorkshire, June 1
Garrick, 44 26 Liverpool, " 0
Cambridge, July 1 Siddons, " 11
■ New W0r1d,.... 44 6 Columbia, 44 10
1 West Point,... • 44 11 Patrick Henry,. 44 21
Fidelia, 44 16 Water 100...... 44 201
Hottingi ur, .... " 21 New York July l
Rose ins 44 20 Queen of the West 41 0
Isaac Wright, •• Aug. 1 Sheridan, 44 11
Ashburton 44 0 Montezuma, ... 44 10
Constellation,.. 44 II Henry Clay.... 44 21
Yorkshire, 44 10 John R. Skiddy, 44 20
Liverpool, 44 21 Oxford, ..Aug. 1
Siddons, 44 20 Constitution,... 44 6
Columbia, Sept. 1 Garriek, 44 11
Nos. 138 <y 140 Baltimore street, Baltimore,
French and English Hardware, Plated Ware, Ja
panned Ware, Cutlery, Tongs and Shovel, Fenders,
Lamps, Lustres, French and German Looking-Glass
j Plates,
A supplv of which always on hand, and made to order, I
jv £7 tt WHOLESALEfc RETAIL. 1
From the New Orleans Picayune of An?. 5.
We yesterday had the pleasure of a long con versa* |
lion with Mr. Henry I >. Cooke, a gentleman from
San Francisco t he 2d July, who came hither on the
Falcon. He corroborates the information we former
ly published as to the genial nature of the climate
and the abundant resources of the country, which
arc as yet but very little developed. Mr. Cook is a
native of Philadelphia, and had for the last three,
years been trading on the coast of California, his
principal commercial relations having been with
Valparaiso; consequently his experience extends over
the whole time that has elapsed since our occupa
tion. According to his testimony the climate in the
interior is delightful, although on the coast atmos
pheric changes, as is natural to all spots in the tem
perate zone and in the vicinity of the sea, are occa
sionally sudden and extreme. The great valleys ly
ing between the Sacramento and San Joaquin are
fertile, as virgin lands must always be, and offer the
finest prospects fur agricultural labor. From tlie
few water courses that exist the hand of art will be
required for purposes of irrigation.
Much of the dark coloring which the pictures of
California, as drawn by the Mexicans, bore, is attri
butable to the general disappointment of operators at
! the mines, which occurred at the time Mr. Juan
' Redding wrote, and which was occasioned by the ,
j rainy season and the consequent inundations, that j
j prevented the diggers from continuing on the pla
cers, except at the loss of health, and with inade
, quate returns for their toil. The waters subsiding,
digging had recommenced with the same abundant
reward as before. Mr. Cooke represents the coun
try as offering the greatest inducements to all who
are willing to work. Hundreds, however, unaccus
tomed to great bodily exertion—young men of ten
der rearing with little natural energy—have tried
the digging, and became disgusted with it, turning
their attention to some other channel of industry.—
Hence there is at San Francisco at the present mo
ment a great number of unemployed clerks for whom
situations cannot be readily obtained in consequence
of the comparative paucity of stores and counting
houses there. They have, however, a never failing
resource in manual labor, which is extraordinarily
remunerated. Those who arc in employ are paid at
I the rate of SIOO or $l5O a month. Rook keepers
i have occasionally from S2OOO to S3OOO a year.—
j Handicraftsmen, masons, See. receive sls a day;
washing had fallen from $8 to <0 a dozen ; lumber
i from SOOO the 1000 feet two months previously, was
selling at $250; brick brought from 85 to SIOO per
1000, according to the quality.
We learn from our courteous informant that the I
quantity of gold in the hands of individuals—the I
diggers principally—in California, is immense. It ]
; is believed that within the last three or four months, j
nay, perhaps for a still longer time, the opinion lias !
been extensively entertained by the diggers and !
others,knowing little about the operations of money
exchange, that their gold is worth $lB an ounce.—
! Under this impression they only part with barely
sufficient to purchase necessaries, the rest they hoard
! for a better time coming, which they anticipate. It
j is estimated that only one-third of the gold collected
, is actually exported, the remaining two-thirds being
retained as a rest. No wonder that prices of lots are
so high since gold is always at hand to exchange !
therefor. Air. Cooke gives us the following state- \
mentof the amounts of gold dust shipped within the
live weeks preceding the Ist July :
On the Oregon, *. $480,000
British frigate Inconstant, 300,000
U. 8. sloop St. Marys, 225,000
Total, $1,005,000
The price of gold at San Francisco is $15.50 to
$lO the ounce.
VVc learn from him also that most of the large
companies that went out from the States broke up
on their arrival in California, from a very natural
cause—it was easier for men to get along alone, or a
few handed together, than in heavy parties. All the
new machinery, large and small, that had been taken
out by adventurers had been abandoned, and the new
diggers resorted, after a trial or so, to the old wash
' pan, the cradle, pick and jack-knife, which were the
most effective.
Gen. Smith's famous order interdicting foreigners
from working at the mines, remains a dead letter,
and it is not deemed probable that it will ever be re- 1
vived while California remains a Territory. For- |
cigners are only those who are unacquainted withour
language; Knglish, Irish and Scotch, whose verna- '
cular is the same as our own, have the rights of]
American citizens unhesitatingly conceded to them. |
But it appears that the Chilenosand Peruvians, who
1 are there in the greatest numbers, have adopted a j
i plan by which they seem to be protected from any j
jealous visitation on the part of the Government. — j
! Many of them imported laborers—peons—who work
for themvot the placers, aiul in order to give an ap- j
pcarance of something American to their enterprise, j
they hire an American citizen, at handsome ap- j
pointments, as a species of overseer. This invests ;
the concern with a quasi national character, and all
j are satisfied; the overseer represents it to the au- j
| thoritics, if General Smith's order is spoken of, and
i in consideration pockets a portion of the dust the 1
I peons arc continually excavating and washing. As ;
j to the collision which it was said was hourly ex- j
I pected between Americans and foreigners, we hear j
' that the report was a very broad exaggeration, if not
I positively an invention. Among the poor and needy
! of the. two races a certain jealousy existed, but it
I was not a general sentiment.
Immense sums, Air. Cooke informs us, have been
I made in buying and selling town lots at San Francis
> co. Dr. Powell, U. S. N. is one among many cx
! amples. In 1817, during a period of impaired health,
: he obtained leave of absence, and took up his resi-
I dence for a time at that port. Whilst there, he
I practised, and laid out a few hundred dollars in the
| purchase of land within the town. He died prema- !
I til rely on his way hack to the States, but his real
estate at San Francisco has been lately sold, and an |
j account of sales sent to his widow, exhibiting a sum 1
i of not less than $40,000 in his favor. Trade is also J
I a means by which very large sums have been made i
in a short time. A gentleman who came hither on
the Falcon, started at San Francisco in June, ISIS,
ola small capital of $2Ol. ATr. Cooke sold him his
, first venture of goods. That person is now in pos
session of $17,000 to SIB,OOO, t lie returns of his
' $2(51. Domestic servants at hotels, stores, Sic. earn
i in San Francisco from SIOO to $l5O per month;
! stewards get S2OOO a year.
Another letter to the New York Tribune, says:— 1
Over 20,000 tuns of shipping are now lying at j
anchor in front of this town, which, added to that )
of 350 vessels now on their way from different parts j
of the world, will swell the amount of tonnage in
the harbor of San Francisco beyond that of New
York or Liverpool.
The Legislative Assembly of this District have
recently incorporated a Company, who are about
erecting a magnificent wharf", where vessels may
lie and discharge their cargoes. Several other
wharves have already been commenced, ami the
great bugbear, tin \ftat in front of the town, which
| speculators in u Benieia" and that worst of hum
j bugs, <l New York of the Pacific" lots, have made
j such a hue and cry about, will soon disappear and
' leave them (the sjKjenlators or their victims)on <
their backs. ■
The high price of town lots in San Francisco will
necessarily have the tendency, however, to drive i
many young and enterprising men from the place I
to other towns. But that can't be helped. Lots I
which cost two years ago sl6, are now worth I
$20,000 and even $40,000. I
It is to he feared, too, that those merchants who I
have made, large shipments of Dry Goods, etc. to i
this market will lose a great deal of money. The 1
prices now obtained for all kinds of merchandise 1
will not pay the expenses of shipment, and your 1
merchants had better look out before thev <% put 1
their foot in it." This is owing to the fact that 1
the supply exceeds greatly the demand. Goods of a
all descriptions have been poured in from Valparaiso j
J Callao, Mexico, the Sandwich Islands and China,
and some of them sold at an immense sacrifice,
j As for the gold-washing machines sent out from
j New York and Boston, they arc humbugs and of no
value whatever.
I The Joint Commission for selecting sites for for- '
tificatious, navy yards, light houses, etc. are over
j at Saucclito (Little Willow) waiting impatiently
the arrival of the U. S. steamer Massachusetts,
which lias been detained at Columbia River for j
, Lumber. The season is already too far advanced,
however, lor the Commission to proceed to Oregon
j with any hope of successful operation this year.—
Had the Massachusetts arrived in time they could
have commenced their operations in that quarter j
and have reported their reconnaissances in OIK- year. ,
Col. Allen, Special Agent of the General Post
Office for California and Oregon, arrived in the j
steamer Oregon, and has entered upon the duties of !
his office.
A splendid building recently erected by Purser
R. M. Rice, U. S. N. lias been rented for a Post .
Office, and it is to he hoped our postal arrange- 1
merits will be attended to. Mr. Itice has built
within the last two months several fine stores and
dwelling houses, and seems in a fair way to become
a millionaire.
The people of this country, very naturally feel j
that the Congress of the United States have done '
them great injustice in extending the Revenue Laws 1
over California without giving them any govern- i
mcnt at all. 44 Taxation without representation"
will not do now any more than in 1776. —Several
mass meetings have been held in different parts of
the country to take into consideration the necessity
of forming a State Constitution to submit to Con
gress at the next session.
0 =
Correspondence of Lyford's Price Current.
LIVERPOOL, Friday Eveing, July 27, 1819.
Money Market. —Consols closed to-day in Lon
don at 93/. for mondy and time. Exchequer Bills
47 to 50s. Premium.
Bacon. —Has met a fair enquiry, fine Eastern
selling at full prices, while for common Western
lower figures have been accepted. I lams are scarce,
and 1(5 2s. dearer. Shoulders are but little inquired ;
Beef —Has continued to meet an improved demand,
si ill principally confined to the better qualities.
The stock decreases, and holders are firm.
Batter. —Grease Butter does not meet a sale
at present prices.
Cheese. —Sales of new ordinary progress slowly
at irregular prices.
Corn, &fc. —The weather has been broken, Imt
not to an extent calculated to do any injury to the |
j growing crops, and a highly favorable harvest con- i
tinucs to he anticipated. Potatoes, also, arc report- '
ed as quite free from disease. To-day, the transae- j
tions were unimportant, Wheat and Flour selling !
slowly at our quotations, and 28s. was freely accept- |
ed for the best Yellow Indian Corn, while for car- !
goes afloat there were no buyers.
Cotton. —Import this week, 39,956 hales; sales,
55,349: and stock, 705,200 bales, against 594.300
last year. The sales to-day are 5000 bales, at the
lowest prices of the week.
Lard. —About 60 tons arc reported at an advance |
of 6d. to Is. but the demand has been checked by the
ideas of holders.
Fork —Still meets but little inquiry, and lower
prices have to be submitted to effect sales.
Rosin. —Boo brls. common Amber sold at 2s. 7d.
Tallow. —The improvement has been maintained,
hut with a rather less active demand.
Turpentine. —No sales of American Rough or
•Spirits. 10 tons French Spirits sold at 30s.
See Liverpool Prices Current on inside.
LIVERPOOL, July 27, 1849. ;
lu the early part of this week the demand for
Cotton continued good, but since the arrival of the
India Mail, 24th inst. with less favorable accounts
of trade in Good's and Yarn, we have had a
comparatively quiet and rather languid market, and
though the last official quotations are repeated to
day, they must be considered as rather extreme and
not attainable in quantity. Wit h this reservation, wc
! quote fair Upland 5/, fair Mobile s], fair Orleans
I 5,1, and middling qualities 4 7-1 Gil. Y Jli. The j
j week's business amounts to 55,340 hales, of which
, 16,700 is on speculation and 7.500 for export, and
: the American descriptions consist of 12,620 Upland 1
iat 4 'a SA, 22,7900r1eans at 4 a 6,9,920 Alabama and j
| Mobile at 4Afc? 54, and 530 Sea Island at Sa I kl. lb. J
j The import in the same time is 40,000 bales, and the
stock in this port is now estimated at 705,000 bales,
of which about 539,000 are American.
The Corn markets have continued to decline,
under the influence of favorable prospects lor the
approaching harvest, and Indian Corn is more par
i ticularly depressed in consequence of the cheapness
j of Potatoes and the nonappearance as yet of disease
i in that crop. The quotation for both white and
yellow is 275. 6d.(ff,2Bs. V quarter, and parcels, ,
1 inferior and which have been heated, are selling at
235. 6d. (a 255. Prime sound American Flour brings j
i 245. 6d.(iT2ss. 6d. 4*** hrl.—Parcels of recent, import, j
j uninspected and out of condition, may be bought at J
j 20r/235. 4* hrl.
Tmpcntinc is quoted at 6s. cwt., hut no
sales are reported in the article for a fortnight past.
Some parcels of common American Rosin have been :
disposed of this week at 2s. 7d. cwt.
Yours, respectfully,
Extract from Baring's Circular.
LONDON, July 27, 1849. ]
V moderate demand only has prevailed this week
for most descriptions of Colonial and Foreign Pro
-1 duce, but prices have generally been supported by .
the firmness of holders. We learn nothing official
i ly respecting the Danish blockade, but the impres-
I si on is pretty general that it will shortly be raised,
i when considerable activity may be anticipated in our
; export Jrade, as stocks of most articles are much rc
: dueed in all the ports of Germany. The weather
has been unsettled, and a good deal of rain has fallen,
; to the material benefit of the Spring-sown crops,
I hut a continuance of wet is not desirable now for
Coffee. —The public sales have merely offered 34
casks, 1.2(H) hags Plantation Ceylon, which have
found takers at very full rates, and 2,809 bags Na
tive, of which 850 sold at 355., the remainder being 1
held for 355. fid. 850 bags Rio have hern disposed
of at 29(2!345., and privately about 3,900 hags Native ;
Ceylon at 355. 3d. Wc notice also the sale of a ear- !
go of 3,928 bags Rio, afloat, a mixed parcel, at 30s.
for the Baltic. In all the Continental ports the
article continues to he firmly held. The Nether- \
lands Trading Company have announced their usual |
Autumn Sales, consisting of 502,975 bags, comprising
their entire stock, to take p1ace—206,136 bags at !
Rotterdam, on 3,1 September; 277,624 hags at Am
sterdam, on 6th September, and 19,215 bags at Mid
dleberg, on Pith September
The Iron market is certainly firmer, at <€s for
common Bars and Rails free on board in Wales, at
which more business has been made and those makers
who have orders in hand for several weeks, are not '
disposed to sell more. Scotch Pig maintains the price I
of 475. for mixed numbers at Glasgow.
Sugar. —The Home market has been quiet, and a
reduction of fully fid. cwt. has been submitted to
by holders, without leading to any amount of busi- [
ness. The sales for the week we estimate at 2,209
hhds., 15,000 hags. For foreign descriptions there j
lias not been much demand, but in the sales made ,
former prices have been generally maintained; they
consist of 250 hhds. Porto Rico at 21s. 3d.; 450 ton" !
White Maoeio, afloat, at 225. fid.; a cargo of 2,340 I -
boxes Yellow Havana,at 225. 3d.; and one of 210 tons j
Brown Pernams, at 19s. V cwt. White Havana ;
has been in more active request, and 375. afloat, has ;
been refused for a large cargo of fine quality, deliver- 1
able at St. Petersburg.
Tobacco. —Further purchases have been made for t
j export, and for 10U hhds. good qualify \ irginia Leaf, J
l id. lias been paid, which price could not previously ;
have been made. The trade have only purchased in I
small quantities, waiting a better assortment. Al- j
together, I he market is very firm.
Tmpcntinc. —About 1,290 barrels Rough have
been sold at fis. 9d. at which there are few buyers, as
the supply on the way direct to drawers is known
to be large. Spirits arc barelv maintained; 335 /a
I 335. fid. for American, and 325. for British arc about
the nearest quotations.
CANTON, May 23.
The demand for imports during the month has
; been trifling, chiefly in consequence of the entire
i want of all descriptions of exports; but the busi- !
ness done has been at a slight advance on last
I inoiith's rates.
' 'Peas. —The business done this month has been
trifling; the stocks of all sorts are small, and of low l
grade. The export, compared with that of 1947-8, |
, shows a decrease of upwards of 2,990.000 of pounds !
' in congou, an increase in flowery pekoe, souchong,
and scented teas, an .almost total cessation of ship- j
J incut of twankav, a decrease in that of hyson, and j
an excess in young hyson, imperial, and gunpowder,
i The total export of black being about two millions !
J less than that of the previous reason, and five mil- j
' lions less than the consumption for 1 18. Green for '
! the same period shows an increase of one and a half
i million in shipments; but about half a million less j
j than the consumption.
I The exports to the United States will probably \
show a decrease of green, hut an increase of black, 1
I the total quantity of both kinds being about a mil- j
lion less than last year. The newY'ongou is expect- ,
led down towards the end of next month. The leaf I
i is said to he of superior quality and the crop abun- I
| dant. Early purchases were made in accordance
| with last year's rates, but competition among the
tea men having raised the cost two tacl, we may
1 expect enhanced prices to the exporter, or delay in
! the shipments. With the prospect of a full crop,
j and no deficiency in the stock of fine congou in
j England, there is little likelihood of better prices
| being obtained in the home market for new tea than
J ruled for last season's: and as the rates they brought
j w ill scarcely admit of paying a higher cost, some
I delay may take place in the shipment. Export to 1
I New York, per Natchez, May 9:—young hyson, !
j 230,100 lbs.; hyson, 16,000; hyson skin, 65.400; im- 1
' pcrial, 18.600: gunpowder, 29,500; souchong and
congou, 140,000.
BOSTON —week preceding Aug. 11.
Candles —There has been no alteration in the
prices of Sperm for some weeks; 33 cts. for Nan
| tucket, and 34, fi ins., fur New* Bedford, are the
i prices readily obtained on arrival. Coffee —The
1 market continues firm, and the demand good. About
| 120U bags Porto Cabello, being nearly all there was
1 in first hands, has been sold at 7 a Ik cts., part to
| go out of the market; UIUU Java, 9 cts.: 3UU St. Do- '
j mingo, fit a fi] cts. lb., fiins. Fish —New Mack- j
j erel are coining in moderately, and sales of No. 3 at j
; 3.37A n,>3.50; No. 2, fi.sou A U 1 hrl., cash. |
No No. l*s in market. Flour— A good demand has .
; prevailed through the week, and prices are tending
i upward. Genesee good common brands sell at 5.59; j
1 Michigan and Oswego 5.25; Ohio 3.37A; Southern 1
1 5.25 a $5.50 I*' hrl., cash. Grain —The stock of Corn
! is very light, and prices continue to improve. Sales j
j of Southern yellow at cts.; mixed 6(5 cts.,
and white 64 a 65 cts., and the market is firm at j
I the highest rates. Hemp —Manila is selling in lots |
at 11 cts. V lb. with a moderate demand: 11 1 tons
1 Ru.-sia clean, part to arrive, has been sold at s2lO
| V ton, 6 nis. Hides —A recent importation of Bue-
I nos Ay res is offered at 10.\cts.; but buyers do not
i seem diposed to take hold at this price. Lead—
j Sale of SOU pigs at 4.56; F 1 199 lbs., cash. A con
-1 siclerable portion of the Lead in first hands is limit
;ed at higher prices. .Molasses —Prices are very
1 firm and tending upwards. Sales of 480 hhds. early
' crop sweet Cuba, at *22 ets.; 309 sour at ISA ets.;
' and 49,()90 gallons Surinam, lur distilling, supposed
iat 20 cts. V gallon, 6 ins. A'aral Stores —Spirits
Turpentine is dull, and but little demand. Sales
' have been made at 33 cts. V gallon, cash. Oil — i
I There is no American Linseed in market; the last j
| sale was made at 60 cts. V gallon, cash. Provisions |
I —There has been a good steady demand both for '
home trade and export, and sales of 2 to 3000 brls.
! of the various kinds, at 11 a >11.50 for good lira 1 ids
, Mess Pork, and >lO for Prime., 4 ms. Lard is a
; little firmer. Sales of 400 brls. good Leaf at 7" 74
' cts.; 2999 kegs do. for export, 74 cts. 'U lb., 1 ms. i
■ Sugar —The demand continues good, and prices firm, j
Sales of 75 hhds. Cuba Muscovado for export, at
34 ets., short price; s') hhds. at 1] cts.; 30 hhds. St. :
Jago prime, 54 cts.; 300 boxes good yellow, (.. a 7
ets. By auction 1100 hags Brazil white, 6.92 j
>0.95 V 109 lbs., 4 ms.— Daily . Idv.
NEW BEDFORD —week ending August 6. (
Sperm Oil —The market since our last has been j
active for .the season, and we notice a further ad
-1 vancc of 3 ets. The transactions include 636 brls.
; at >1.07; 9*20 brls. at I.OSc >1.09; 100 brls. at sl.lO,
1 cash, and 450 brls., on private terms. In nianufac
-1 tured, we learn there have been large transactions at
, improved prices. Whale Oil. —We notice sales the
; first of the week of 1700 brls. North West Coast
at 40 ets.; and a parcel of 5000 gals, at 42, cash;
since which, holders having advanced their prcten
, sions, 21/1 3 cts.; t4ie market has been quiet. A sale |
of 1700 gals, bleached winter Whale was made at
j 59 ets., cash. Candles —Sale of 1(H) bxs. Sperm at
j 33 ets. 4 mos.—V. B. Shipping List.
NEW YORK —3 days preceding Vug. 11.
; Ashes —Sales of Pot at 5.87iv£.5.93i1, and Pearl
$6. Candles —Sperm in small supply and sell at I
35, and Adamantine at 27 a2B cts. Coffee —The |
demand continues good and full prices are realized, |
4<>9o bags Brazil sold to go out of the market at
6* and 74 cts., the extremes for common and prime.
Cotton —Sold at a decline of ' of a cent on receipt [
of the steamer America's news, but recovered it i
again next day. The week's sales were 12,100 ;
bales at 8 ' o 10.1 ets. for Upl. and Flor., and !
a 11] |Vr Mobile and N. Orl. including ordinary
to fully fair. Dycironds —The market is bare of
St. Domingo Logwood. Feathers —Sales of 50(H)
j lbs. prime at 36 cts. Flour and Meal —The better j
qualities of Flour have been gradually advancing j
with an active demand towards the close, while the
lower grades have declined both in demand and
1 prices. The range for Western, including ord. and j
1 good, has been sto $5.25, and Genesee [email protected] )
$5,434. Southern, including Baltimore Howard
I Street at $5.25, and Georgetown 5.31 \@ss.37 A.
Rye Flour has advanced to 3.12A(C $3.18}. Corn
j Meal sells at $3.12A. Grain — Sales of prime Ohio
I Wheat at 1.12A 1.13, and good new North Caro
lina at $1.25. Northern Rye 57 59 cts. Corn is ,
; in good demand, selling at 61 (a 61 ets., the extremes
! for mixed, white and yellow. Hemp — ls without
change. Hides — Sales limited in extent. India
Rubber Shoes — The first public sale of t he season took
I place Wednesday, and resulted as follows: 351
eases (44,875 pair) Para, Men's plain at 29A cents;
Men's figured, 31; Ladies' plain,
figured, 32/? 35A; Misses' plain, 22); Misses' figur- ]
! ed, 22 Cd 25; Misses and Children's figured, 20; and 1
| Children's plain and figured, 16A, 4 and 6 inos. In- I
' digo — ls in fair demand and prices in favor of sel- -
lers. Iron — Since the arrival of tlie America there (
is more firmness in the market, and holders of Scotch
Pig ask $22.50 V ton. Lead — The market is heavy 1
and prices down to 1.564, cash, and $1.62A on time 1
adding interest, the transactions comprising about 1
12,000 pigs. Molasses — Market very firm. Naval 1
Stores — New Turpentine has advanced to $2.75 V c
280 lbs., and Spirits is also firm at 32(5 33 cts. Oils
— Whale continues to advance rapidly, having reach
ed 43 ets. for selected for consumption. Linseed has f
also advanced, for American 61J 65 cts. CASH, is
asked. Provisions — Ohio Pork is heavy, $10.75 for j 1
Mess, and $9 for Prime. Ohio Lard has sold at 6A C
@7 cts. for hrls.,and 7* for kegs. Seeds — More j
enquiry for Clover, w hich has sold at [email protected] cts I
[Whole Number 584.
i Spirits —l'randy continues in active request at t nil
; juices. J lomestie Whiskey lias sold at 23; (a 2-1 els.
I Sugars—Arc in steady j-oed demand with a further
j improvement, making of a r-nt within a fortnight,
j The sales are 656 liLls. N w ()rloan c at 4A •/ 5-j cts. ;
■ 225 Porto Rico, s'ft 5; 125 Cuba, part of refilling:,
4 " s': 86 Texas, 1 \Ca 1-j; 50 b\s. While Havana,
7]*, and 500 Brown do. 5 , <> G.l, I mos. — Ship, and
Cum. List.
I'M!' .VDT I I'IIIA, \llg. 11 .
Coal —The. demand i r Coal continues limited,
hut prices arc steady at 3 7•> >3.S7A ( " ton lor
Schuylkill White Ash, a.id !. 1 0/ '4.2") for lied
Ash; Lehigh Lump deliver ! on hoard at Bristol
j *53.75, and prepared at 4.12 " >4.25. ('offee —Theie
lias been rather more inquiry for Colt.-c, and the
stock in first hands bcingjpnnusually light, holders
have put up their prices, which has chocked ope
rations. Sales of 3000 bugs Hi > and Laguayra, part
j at 7' " 74 cts. V lb., and part o:i private terms.
' Ft others —Continue scarce, and in good demand —
j sales of fair and prime W -tern at 33ift 34j cts. 'P*
11). Hour and ,i\leal —The export demand lor
: Flour has been limited, hut prices arc fully main
' tained, in consequence of the limited receipts, and
| the reduced stock offering. Sales of old stock,
recently inspected, at 4.75 ft 21.874, hut princi
'pally at >4.MJ; Fresh pi 1 s5. live Flour—
I sales at [email protected], cl n latter rate, Com
Meal has also been in d ;ma I, and nearly all
in market has been t. kcn at 2>7 >3 V barrel
| lor Pennsylvania. I.•••;-. 1 i 1 of Flour and Men 1
I during week ending August 9: Flour, hrl. 10,10b;
J Rye, brls. 612; Corn Meal, br!s. 722; Corn
j Meal, half brls. 42. (Irain —The receipts ol
I Wheat have been 11 I! it, and there-being
j a pood demand, b >tii for milling and shipment, the
I advance noted at the cl -> >f ! week, has been
| fully maintained: sale- <{' ."-on 1 ! I n l Pennsylva
nia, part new crop, at 1/• <l.lO for inferior and
good red; 1.12 for mixed, i 11.12 -1.15 "," bushel
for white. Rye—i' it ii.tie arriving: Pennsylvania
sold at 50 cts. Corn h been in good demand,
and prices have advarx I 2 a 1 els. v v bushel: sales
'of yellow, early in the w< at (11 ft 02 and
since at 62.1 ft 63 cts., jiart iu store, c'o.-ing at the
I latter rate to-day, inclir• 1 i:-_i* :n • i ferior and heat
ed at 61, and while ;;t 6') cts. 56 lbs. Oats are in
j moderate d -inand and pi sales of inferior
: and prime Southmn at 25 I .'M ••ts., part new crop,
! and Pennsylvania at 5.3 e ' : ■ •!. . bushel. Iron
; —The depression noli • : iu ihe market for a month
j past still continues. i i f No. 2 Anthraci'e
j Pip Metal at 82!' n, (' o. Lead —Sales of 1G0)
pips toarrive >4.7" PI I iiK,;r.id 10(H) pips on jiri
vate terms. Tin mark. ' bar;? of Pip Lead in first
hands until yesterday, v hen an import of 2503 pips
arrived. ,Vol"<es —There Is.'-* been rather more
, inquiry this week, and i" - a • instances holders
have been enabled to rcaliz rather better prices.
.Vtvil Sir/res —Sal of 25-' > 50 brls. Spirits Tur
pentine, in lots, at 34 <7 35 cts., cash and on time,
which is a slight improve.:: it. A small lot of N'o.
i 2 Rosin sold at .SO. Tar is worth 1.75 ft St *7*
t IP barrel. Oil —Linseed is firmer, anil sells at 62
j64 cts., in csks. and brls. Lard Oil is attracting
rather more attention, and several lots have been
sold at 55(8 60 cts. Vrox si -Th ?re is a mbde*
| rate demand for Pork, and | r ■■••s are l .ir. ales' of
j Mess at 11 cash, and i 1.25 ft si I.soon*time, includ
ing some uninspected at >10.50. Prime is held at
J 5'3.50 V barrel. Bacon is in fair demand. Sales of
1500 casks plain Il.tras at 8 8;. aud •• nvn-sed and
sugar cured at 0 a 12 cts.; Sides 6.'. and Shoulders 5}
I ;cr.G cts. Lard is lino at 7 ' 1 Sets. , lb. iu barn-Is and
; kegs. Seeds —There is a moderate inquiry for Clo-
I ver and prices are steady. Sales of fair and good
i quality at 3.37: .5!) i 01 In . Timothy is in
limited demand; juices ran." frmn 2 to -.3.50 1-
I bushel. Fla\s d sells, on arrival,at v 1.25 measure,
I and >1.30 weight. Spirits —'Whisk- y is in fair dc
! inand: sales of hhds. at 24 ft 2 cts., and 000 bids,
j at 244 cts. Sugar —There IMS been a L'OOD demand,
j and for s unc di k, .:rijtioiis a slight inij.'rove:vent has
: been reali/.td. Sales of N'eiv Orleans . L i u ?\ cts.;
: Cuba and Porto Rico 4 5/. all oil time.— luq.
CH ARLESTOV, August 10.
! Cotton —Tito transactions f;• the w-k have been
! quite limited, amounting t. onlv 153 d l ib - at 8% <>•
10'! cts. i ;, ']!i. Tin? st'i-k remai ling on hand 13,746
j hales. Jlicc —Has furtht-r i::i'roved, sales having
I been made at 3.624(2 $3,683 i">> lbs. Grain—
i Sales of 4600 bushels Marvl-ui! Corn at 60ft tij cts.
I Flour —Sales of 1400 brls. Baltimore and Philad. at
>6 i r brl. Exchange —Xot hing • :i' ri'i r. Freights
—To Liverjiool continue at }d. for Cotton, and
! Havre !)-lu ct. Coastwise excessively dull.
NEW ORLEANS —week prece ling \ugust 4.
Remarks. —The business of the j-ist week lias
been generally on a limited scale. This ixynark in-
I deed applies to every arti le but Tobacco, which
! has continued i:i active dcinanr!, at full prices, par
ticularly for those deS'-riptions the i:i request.
, The animation which '-.as characterised our Cotton
! market for several weeks past lias subsided, Spanish
buyers, who had been the principal operators, having
I entirely withdrawn, and the demand for the North,
and to complete F.nglish aud Ivir pva:i orders, being
jof inconsiderable extent. Coder oilier circumstances
a decline would probably' have '\-uk.-d from this
comparative stagnation, but avari ty of causes have
combined to sustain prices at our previous extreme
'quotations. Tin? intelligence with regard to the
growing crop-continues to b.-of lie- most unfavorable
character. The complaints in relati nto the injury
sustained from the remark ably wet and backvvaid
j season, are not confined to planters and the country
' press, but are fully confirm 1 by the reports of in
telligent and discriminating fact .w ho have visited
j various sections of the Cotton growing region. The
j sujiply remaining on sale is ir.ci. wr so light as to
; enable holders, even under the limited demand, to
maintain their most stringent juct .i-.ions. Sugar
and .Molasses have continued in moderate demand at
previous prices, but as the r • -vipis have been liirht,
'the sales continue to he ! limited extent. The
j only remarkable feature i:i Vo tern Produce is a
I further advance estahlivhvd in Flour i:i consequence
1 of its comparative scarcity.—[Qu ted 5.75 a >6 C bt 1.
| for ordinary Ohio, with the ale of 1200 brls. Con ,
j 50ft 56 cts.; and the market for Provisions partici
i larly Pork, rather heavy.] Tobacco —The activity
in tlie market which we have noticed in sever; 1
i of our late reviews, has continue J to characterize
!it during the jiast week. Prices have exhibited but
I little variation. If there his been any change it
has been in favor of factors. The week's transac
tions amount to 3350 lihds. and make an aggregate
for the last three weeks of 9050 hhds. Coffer —
There has been more activity in the demand f r
Rio, and as the stock is now considerably reduced,
prices have advanced <t jof a cent lb. The
sales have comprised some d2tW) bags, including 800
bags at 6:, 1000 do. at 6 !, and about 2 100 at li; cts.
I l> Ih. There is little if any, now to be had under
the highest figure, and most holders a??k 7 cts. Tvt v
lb. Tne stock remaining in fn.- th d" is now about
16,500 bags. Freights —Hull.— Price Current.
3 811 EA T 111 N(i . Tile increased de
mand for this article has indui ed tlie manufacturei•
to erect extensive additional works, and are now j>r©-
pafed, in conjunction with Mr. Wna. If. Muntx,
(son of (4. F. Muutz, Ki|., l Birmingham, Eng
—which they confidently recommend, unsurpassed
even by the celebrated Aluntz, English make.
Several suits oil vessels belonging to this port that
have been on about two years (and at Ponton, New
Bedford, Btc. a longer time) have given general satis
faction, the price being about three cents less than
copper, and the old exchanged for new, at a differ
ence of six cents, offers great inducements for its
genend use.
This article can only be hail in Baltimore at manu
facturers'prices, of the undersigned agents.
Also, a large Stock of BUA.'.IKKS' CUPPF.R, COPPER
constantly on hand—for sale by
je 5 ly 27 and 29 South Charles st.

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