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NORWAY.-IMPORTS.Tariff.

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Linen goods--continued.

diaper damask, and handkerchiefs, lb.
canvas, weighing 54 oz. per sq. ell and upwards, lb.
other linen goods, dyed or bleached, lb.

neither bleached nor dyed, lb.
Litharge, lb.
Manganese
Manure
Models of all kinds
Mustard, whole, lb.

ground, Ib. Needles, all

kinds, paper included, lb.
Nutmeg and mace, lb.
Ochre, Ib.
Opium, lb.
Paint-boxes or shells, lb.
Palm oil, lb.
Pepper, cayenne, bottles included, lb.

all other kinds, lb.
Percussion caps, boxes included, lb.
Pimento, lb.
Pins and hair-pins, paper included, ib.
Ploughs
Porcelain, white, not gilt or figured, lb.

other kinds, lb.
Potash, lb.
Preserved food, hermetically enclosed, including weight of

canister, lb.
Printers' ink, lb.
Printing presses for letter print and engraving, including

fittings
Quicksilver, lb.
Raisins, lb.
Rice in the husk, brl.

grain or flour, lb.
Rosin, lb.
Rum and other spirits, not being corn-brandy-

in casks, lb.

in glass or jars, pot
Saffron, Ib.
Sago, lb.
Sal ammoniac, lb.
Saltpetre, lb.
Salt, rock

refined table salt, lb.

common, brl.
Shellac, lb.
Shot, lb.
Silk, twined and untwined, dyed and undyed, lb.
Steam-engines
Steel, unwrought, lb.

wrought. See iron.

wire, Ib. Steel-pens, cards included, lb.

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Stuffs, manufactured, and ribbons of different materials.
Silk and other materials :-

silk-nap of cotton, and silk to cover hats, lb.
other kinds, lb.

cotton, wool, linen and hair, mixed and separate, lb. Sugar, refined, in loaves and cakes, and all kinds of candies, lb.

refined, crushed, and white moist, lb.

brown and yellow moist, lb.
Sumac, lb.
Swords, with or without scabbards, lb.
Tin, unwrought or old tin, only fit to melt down, lb.

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wrought, lb.
Tinfoil, lb.
Tea, black or green,

lb. Tobacco, stalks and leaves, lb.

snuffs, lb.
cigars, lb.

other kinds, manufactured, lb.
Umber, lb.
Verdigris, lb.
Vermillion, lb.
Vitriol, blue, lb.

green or copperas, lb.

white, lb. Wine in casks or jars, allowing for tare, lb.

in bottles, pot Wool, uncombed, lb.

combed, lb. Woollen yarn, not dyed, lb.

yarn, dyed, 1b. Woollen manufactures :

blankets, lb.
other stuffs

, 8 oz. and upwards per sq. ell, lb. other stuffs, less than 8 oz. per sq. ell, lb. Zinc, unwrought, lb.

rolled into plates, lb.
nails and bolts, Ib.
bronzed, lb.
otherwise wrought, lb.

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NORWAY:-EXPORTS.— Tariff.

Import
Duty.

d. Timber and wood goods of all kinds, viz. :pieces above 20 in. long, com. last

22:40 smaller pieces, com. last

1 1.20 Train oil, brl.

0 10-56 N.B.- When collected in the Polar regions and bonded, under certain regulations-Free.

All other goods

Free.

TONNAGE DUES.

Inwards or outwards, com. last

1 340 Swedish or Norwegian vessels arriving from or departing for a port of Sweden, com. last

0 5.28 Arriving from or departing for a port in the Arctic or the White Sea, com. last

0 10:56 Note.—At Hammerfest, Vardoe and Vadsoe customs stations, the amount of tonnage dues is reduced one-half.

LIGHT DUES.

Vessels trading between Norwegian and foreign ports,
Norwegian and Swedish vessels trading between Norway

and Sweden, com. last

com. last

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MONEYS. The Norwegian specie dollar or specie has 5 ort or 120 skillings; generally, however, the ort is dispensed with in accounts. The computations in the foregoing tariff are made at the rate of 4s. 4.80 sterling per specie, or 0:44 per skilling, representing an exchange of specie 4:65 per £ sterling, as near as possible.

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

Same as DENMARK.

CHANGES IN THE TARIFF, &c. Lively debates have taken place in the Norwegian parliament on the modified customs dues now proposed on cotton and cotton goods. The inport of the former has been rapidly increasing in Norway, while that of the latter has decreased. In the quinquennium 1841-1845, the annual import of raw cotton averaged 299,186 Norse pounds; in the next five years, 18461850, it reached an average of 1,238,812 lb. In 1851 it was 2,251,757 lb.; and in the last year in which the results are officially ascertained (1852) it reached 2,285,085 lb. The government has proposed to remit the present duty of half a Norsk skilling per lb.; but this was not agreed to by the house, partly from financial reasons——the state revenues being principally indirectand partly because, as the foreign manufacturer had to pay so high a duty, it was only fair that the home manufacturer should pay something. The duty of skilling per lb. was therefore continued, and was reckoned as equal to 31 per cent. Of cotton manufactures, the annual import was 1,678,573 lb. in the quinquennium 1841-45; only 1,440,476 lb. in the next five years; and in 1852 only 954,491 lb. Cotton yarn, undyed, unspun, has hitherto paid a duty of 6 skillings per lb. ; the government proposed 4 skillings, equal to 203 per cent. ; but the house reduced it still lower, or to 41 skillings per lb. In 1845 there were only three cotton spinneries in Norway; in 1850 there were nine. Unbleached cotton cloth : present duty 16 skillings per lb.; government proposition, 12 skillings; the parliament fixed the duty at 10 skillings. Printed cottons are fixed at 36 skillings per lb. Other cotton goods now pay 32 skillings; the government proposed 25 skillings per lb., but the house reduced the duty to 25 skillings per lb. Tricotage is reduced from 40 to 36 skillings. Other changes have been made in the Norwegian tariff, but these are the most important.—Economist, June 10, 1854.

DENMARK.

LONDON, &c.

SECRETARY OF LEGATION.—COUNT REVENTLOW CRIMINIL,

14, Arlington Street.

Consul GENERAL FOR GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

FLETCHER WILSON, Esq.

6, Warnford Court.

VICE-CONSUL.-MELVIL WILSON, Esq.

Coxsul GENERAL IN SCOTLAND. WILLIAM MARSHALL, Esq., LEITH.

Falmouth-A. Fox.
Hull-C. F. Good.
LiverpoolG. A. Mullens.

GuernseyAlfred Mansell.
Jersey J. de St. Croix.
Belfast-P. L. Munster.

WAR WITH RUSSIA.

NEUTRALITY. A Royal order has been issued by the King of Denmark, which recites the ordinance of May 4th, 1803, for the regulation of the maritime commerce of Denmark and Norway in time of war, and states that it is to be now in full force. This order refers to a supplementary document, in which it is stated that the system which His Majesty intends invariably to pursue is that of strict neutrality, founded upon good faith and an equal respect for the rights of all the powers. In pursuance of this principle, the Government undertakes during the present struggle, to abstain from all participation, direct or indirect, in favour of any of the contending parties to the prejudice of the other. Ships of war and merchant vessels of the belligerent powers will be admitted into the ports of Denmark, the government, however, reserving to itself the right of interdicting any vessels whatever belonging to belligerent powers from entering the port of Christiansand. Privateers will neither be allowed to enter Danish ports nor to anchor in the roadsteads of the States of His Danish Majesty. Vessels of belligerent powers may obtain in Danish ports all sorts of provisions and merchandise required for them, excepting articles reputed to be contraband of war. Prizes are not to be allowed to enter Danish ports, except in well-proved cases of stress of weather ; nor are prizes to be condemned or sold in any such ports. His Danish Majesty claims security and every facility for Danish vessels and their cargoes in his commercial relations with countries at war, provided that the captains of such vessels have conformed to the rules laid down in cases of effective blockade. All articles contraband of war, and all materials which may be used in war, are prohibited from being carried by Danish vessels, if destined for any port of a belligerent power. By the present order it is stated that the government reserves to itself the right of making a future definition of articles to be considered as contraband of war, in consequence of special stipulations between the King of Denmark and other powers; but, in the meantime, it refers to the ordinance of the 4th of May, 1803, which enumerates the following as articles contraband of war :-Cannon, mortars, arms of all kinds, matches, gunpowder, saltpetre, sulphur, cuirasses, pikes, swords, swordbelts, cartridge-boxes, saddles and bridles, always excepting such a quantity of those articles as may be necessary for the defence of the vessel and crew, Another article of the latter ordinance forbids Danish subjects from serving in privateers or fitting out privateers themselves. By a subsequent article, the designation of contraband extends to hemp, flax, timber of construction, tar, copper-plates, cordage, horses, &c. The present order, or "letters patent" as it is styled, also makes some stringent regulations with respect to passports. It is dated from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, April 20, 1854, and is signed

BLUHME.

DESERTERS.

By 0. C., June 13, 1853, seamen, not slaves, and not subjects of Her Majesty, who desert from merchant-ships belonging to subjects of the King of Denmark, or belonging to subjects of the Duke of Oldenburg, when within Her Majesty's dominions or the territories of the East India Company, shall be liable to be apprehended and carried on board their respective ships. See p. 9.

LIGHTS, &c.

Marine Board, Sept. 26, 1853. The light-vessel on the copper shoals (Kolbec-ground) has been laid at her station in 4 fathoms of water, and the lights were shown on the night of the 24th inst.

The lights consist of three single sideral lanterns, of which two are fixed on the after part of the fore or highest mast, respectively 50 and 25 feet above the level of the water. The lights will be kept burning the same time as all other lights in the kingdom-viz., from one half-hour after sunset until its rise. They light the horizon for a distance of 9 miles English (2 miles Danish).

REEF OF FREDERICHSORT.

Ministry of Marine, Oct. 20, 1853. The Ministry of Marine has ordered a buoy to be placed at the extreme point of the covered part of Reef of Friederichsort, from which the old buoy will stand West | North, and the beacon on the ramparts West-North-West.

The new buoy consists of an iron rod fixed in the ground, at the upper end of which in the day time are fixed three balls painted red and white, forming an even-sided triangle, the two lower balls being in a horizontal line.

As a beacon in the night time, a lantern will in the course of next month be hung from the rod at a height of 16 feet from the water, which will be lighted

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