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£ 8. d. Corn, &c., Rye Meal and Flour, cwt.
0 0 4 Pea Meal, cwt.
0 0 Bean Meal, cwt.
0 0 Maize or Indian Corn Meal, cwt.
0 0 Buck Wheat Meal, cwt.
0 0 45 While the earth ren neth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. --Genesis viii. 22.
Land and trade are knit together, and together must wax or wane ; so that it never shall be well with land, but trade be better for it, nor the trade shall suffer but land shall feel it. -Sir Joshua Child.
COMPARATIVE SUPPLY. While the quantity of corn imported from Russia increased in the interval 1840—2 and 1851–3 more than fourfold, the quantity imported from Egypt increased of all kinds of corn tenfold, and of wheat thirtyfold ; and the quantity imported from the United States increased of all kinds of corn sevenfold, and of wheat and flour more than sixfold. Our increasing supplies, therefore, are coming in greater proportions from other countries than from Russia. It is highly satisfactory to see, though the supply of all kinds of grain from the United States does not much exceed that from Russia, that the supply of wheat and flour on the average of the three last years exceeds the supply from Russia by 407,265 qrs. It further appears, too, that while the quantity of wheat and flour imported from Russia was about 16 per cent. of our total importations, that the quantity imported from the United States in the three years 1851—3 was more than 23 per cent. of the total imports.-Economist, April 1, 1854.
Wheat. Flour Barley. Oats.
351922 293282 pkgs. 73152 165553 Weekly average arrivals 27301
22560 pkgs. 5627 12734
CURRENT PRICES OF FOREIGN GRAIN.
Shillings per Quarter.
79 to 83 high mixed 83 85 extra 88
red 75 78 extra 80 Silesian
75 78 white 79 81 Dauish and Holstein
none Odessa, St. Petersburg, and Riga
68 71 fine 71 74 Barley Grinding
39 - 41 Oats Dutch, brew, and Polands
29-31 Ditto, feed
27 - 29 Danish and Swedish feed
- 32 Russian
31 --- 32 Beans Friesland and Holstein
47 - 50 Egyptian
45 - 47 Peas Feeding
50 - 54 Fire boilers ...
55-58 Indian corn White
45-48 Flour American, sour, per barrel
37 - 40 Ditto, sweet, ditto ...
40 - 43 -- Times, April 25, 1854.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, GUILDHALL, JUNE 30, 1853.
SERCOMBE Y. WATNEY.
Mr. Serjeant Byles and Mr. Montague Smith were counsel for the plaintiff; Mr. Knowles, Q. C., and Mr. Willes appeared for the defendant.
This was an action upon a contract to deliver 1,036 quarters 6 bushels of Syrian barley, of fair average quality, of the season of 1851, by the Helen, from
Jaffa to London. The question was, whether the cargo which was delivered was of the fair average quality of Syrian barley of the season.
Mr. Serjeant Bylfs, in opening the case, said, that he should prove that the barley was excessively foul, and contained dirt, stones, straw, and camels' dung, was heated and tainted, and that he should test the quality by that of Syrian barley brought by the Hannah, the Lauriston, and the Hector, which sailed from Jaffa (the ancient Joppa, where Simon the tanner had his house by the sea-side) to British ports; that the cargoes of these vessels weighed respectively 461 lb., 451 lb., and 44} lb. per bushel, whereas that of the Helen weighed only from 40 lb. to 414 11.
Hinckley, a lighterman, proved that he took 200 quarters from the Helen. The weight was from 409 lb. to 41 lb. per bushel. He never knew such barley; it contained quantities of straw, stones, camels' droppings, and insects of various kinds. The stones (exhibited to witness) were a fair specimen. In the process of winnowing witness threw away 40 sacks of dust and insects, 11 of straw and stubble, half a sack of large stones, and had three four-bushel sacks full left-equivalent to 30 quarters altogether. After winpowing the weight was 46} ]b. per bushel. In consequence of the great loss by winnowing, he recommended it to be screened only.
It appeared the witness was speaking of Egyptian barley, but was ignorant of what would be a fair average for Syrian.
Baby, the last witness's foreman, spoke to the same effect, and said it had a bad smell, and contained mould. Cross-examined —He had never seen a cargo of Syrian barley before.
Mr. Wright, a cornfactor, said the cargo was heated from excessive foulness. A loss of 4 or 5 per cent. was not a great loss on Syrian or Egyptian barley.
Re-examined. It is used for feeding pigs and poultry. Mr. Hutchinson said, -It was discoloured and very foul. Not being a distiller, he could not say whether it would do for that purpose. The market for it would be limited. By the custom of the corn trade quality had reference to the time of shipment.
The Cmer JUSTICE (who entertained a different opinion) took a note of an objection raised on this point.
Cross-examined. The last witness said the quantity of dirt in all Mediterranean cargoes was about the same.
Mr. Asser. -Had been at Smyrna. The harvest is at the end of May. They have no fails. The threshing is done by the treading of oxen. The CHIEF JUSTICE, in summing up, said Syrian barley was an article not much introduced into this country, and it was plain no one knew much about it. The question was, whether, notwithstanding the mixture of dung and other things, the quality was a fair average for Syrian barley? There was little in the evidence to show how the barley was got in in Syria; they had not Garret's winnowing-machine there yet. Upon the evidence, necessarily slight, the jury must satisfy themselves that the cargo of the Helen was of fair average quality of the season of 1851. If the barley was, in their opinion, of a fair average quality for Syrian barley of that season, the damages would be the difference between the value of it, supposing it had answered the plaintiff's contract, and the value of it such as it was. The Jury found a verdiet for the plaintifi-Damages, £77 14s.
£ 8. d. COWRIES
Free COTTON MANUFACTURES, viz.
East India Piece Goods, viz. :· Calicoes and Muslins, White
Free dyed or coloured
Free Nankeens, not dyed or coloured
Free dyed or coloured
Free Handkerchiefs, dyed or coloured
Free Manufactures, not being Articles wholly or in part made up, not otherwise charged with duty
0 0 2 Gloves, of Cotton or Thread, doz. pairs
0 0 3 Stockings, of Cotton or Thread, doz. pairs
0 06 Socks or Half Hose, of Cotton or Thread, doz. pairs 0 0 3
Articles or Manufactures of Cotton, wholly or in part made up, not otherwise charged with Duty, lvol. value
5 0 0
USES. Mr. Wallis notices, in the report of his visit to America at the time of the New York Industrial Exhibition, that the cheapness of cotton in the United States, as a raw material, causos it to be used for many of the purposes for which flax and hemp are alone employed in Europe. There was cotton sailcloth at our own Great Exhibition in 1851, and in the Exhibition at New York there were very excellent specimens of the use of cotton in the manufacture of cordage and twine. Fishing-nets of cotton-twine, woven ou a loom at Baltimore, are stated to be quite equal, in every respect, probably superior, to hand-made nets. Seamless grain-bags are another novel and important article of trade, and a company at Manchester, New Hampshire, have 126 looms employed in producing them. The inventor of the seamless-bag loom has lately patented an adaptation of the invention to the weaving of cotton hose for fire-engines. Mr. Wallis describes it as coming largely into use in the
covering of articles of furniture and for carriage linings. CRANBERRIES
Free CREAM of TARTAR
Free CRYSTAL, rough
Free cut or manufactured, except Beads
Free CUBIC NITRE. See Nitre. CUCUMBERS, preserved in Salt
Free CURRANTS, Cwt. (and 5 per cent.)
: 0 15 0
COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH, GUILDHALL, FEBRUARY 23, 1854.
M'ANDREW V. LIDGETT AND ANOTHER.
Bramwell, 2.C., and Mr. Bovill appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Serjeant Sheo and Mr. T. Jones for the defendants.
The plaintiff, J. C. M'Andrew, was a fruit merchant in London, and the defendants were Mr. J. Lidgett (of the firm of Messrs. Lidgett and Sons, shipowners in Billiter-street)
For QUANTITIES, see MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION, prefixed to the Journal.
and a Mr. Seaman, of Bridlington in Yorkshire. The action was brought against the defendants, as owners of the ship Sir Thomas Gresham, to recover the sum of 2221.
, being the amount of the alleged loss on the sale of a quantity of currants shipped in casks on board that vessel in the month of July, 1853, at New York. The loss complained of was occasioned by the alleged negligence of the defendants in the stowage of the currants. According to the evidence given by the plaintiff's witnesses, a large quantity of turpentine had been placed on board and packed with oilcakes, which, becoming heated, caused the turpentine casks to open, and a large quantity of turpentine to escape, which impregnated the currants, and so occasioned the damage complained of. Lord Campbell observed that the “proof of the pudding was in the eating," and a witness was called who proved that he had had a pudding made of some of the least damaged currants, and that it tasted strongly of turpentine.
The defence was, first, that there had been no damage, and, secondly, that there had been no negligence in the stowage. The cargo was a general cargo of spirits of turpentine, oilcakes, flour, currants, &c., and evidence was given to show that the goods had been properly stowed. It was stated, however, by the master, that oilcake was placed between the casks as broken stowage.
Lord CAMPBELL left it to the jury to say whether there had been any damage, and whether it resulted from bad stowage. The Jury found for the plaintiff-Damages, 2291. 198. 11d.
£ s. d. CUTCH
0 0 3 DATES, cwt.
0 10 0 DIAMONDS
DAGUERREOTYPE PLATES, 1b.
LARGE DIAMOND. One of the largest diamonds known was deposited on February 7th, 1854, at the Bank of England by a London house, to whom it was consigned from Rio Janeiro. Its weight is 254 carats, and its estimated value according to the scale, 280,0001. It is said to be of the finest water, and without flaw, and was found by a negro slave, who received his freedom as a reward. This extraordinary diamond has been submitted to the Queen by the consignees, Messrs. Dovey and Benjamin. It weighs
254) carats, and is alleged to be likely, when polished, to exceed in size and brilliancy the Koh-i-noor.--Cor.
Diamonds are, in general, weighed by the carat, which is a term well known to jewellers, and equivalent to four grains. Thus a diamond of 1 carat was worth 48
10 carats were worth £300
- Prof. Purrant at the Society of Arts. DICE, pair
1 1 0 Divi Divi
Free Drugs, not enumerated
WURRUS (CAPILA-PODIE DYE OF AINSLIE.) A few days since, we observed in the hands of a drug-broker in the City, a sample of this substance, of which one chest, imported from Bombay, was offered for sale as Dragon's Blood
Wurrus is a brick-red powder, collected from the seed-vessels of a euphorbiaceous tree, Rottiera tinctoria, Rorb., occurring in Arabia, Eastern Africa, and in various parts of India. It is used in these countries as a dye for silk. Examination with a good lens and solution in alcohol, readily distinguish it from Dragon's Blood, which is sometimes brought to Europe in a state of powder.-Pharmaceutical Journal, Dec. 1853. EARTHENWARE, not otherwise enumerated, cwt. 0 10 0 EBONY
Free EGGS, 120
0 0 4 of and from British Possessions, 120
0 0 2 ELDER FLOWER WATER
Free EMBROIDERY and NEEDLEWORK, vis. :
Silk Net, figured with the needle, being imitation lace, and articles thereof, lb.
0 10 0 Cotton Net, figured with the needle, being imitation lace, and articles thereof, lb.
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£ 8. d. EMBROIDERY-Curtains, commonly called Swiss, embroidered on muslin or net, lb.
0 1 0 All other Embroidery not enumerated, 1001. val.
10 0 0 of and from British Possessions, 1001. val.
5 0 0 ENAMEL
Free ESSENCE of SPRUCE, 1001. val.
10 0 0 EXTRACT of CARDAMOMS, 1001. val.
. 20 0 0 Coculus Indicus, 1001. val.
20 00 Guinea Grains of Paradise, 1001. val.
. 20 0 0 Licorice, 1001. val.
. 20 0 0 Nux Vómica, 1001, val.
. 20 00 Opium, 100l. val.
20 0 0 Guinea Pepper, 1001. val.
20 00 Peruvian or Jesuit's Bark, 1001. val.
. 20 00 Quassia, 100l. val.
. 20 0 0 Radix Rhataniæ, 1001. val.
. 20 0 0 Vitriol, 1001. val.
20 0 0 Chesnut Bark or Wood
Free Quercitron Bark
Free Bark, or of other Vegetable Substances to be used for tanning or other manufacturing purposes
Free EXTRACT or Preparation of any article, not particularly enumerated, nor otherwise charged with duty, 100l. val. 2000
Or, and in lieu of the above duty, at the option of the
0 5 0 FEATHERS for Beds, in Beds or otherwise
Free Ostrich, dressed, lb.
0 3 0 undressed
Free Paddy Bird, dressed, lb.
0 3 0 undressed
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0 3 0 undressed
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0 15 0 FIG CAKE, CWT.
0 15 0 FISH, viz. :
Anchovies, Cod, Caplin, Eels, shiploads or in small quantities
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Free Flax, dressed.
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, Cubic Foot as packed ; no allowance for vacant spaces, Cubic foot
0 120 FRAMES for Pictures, Prints, Drawings, or Mirrors :
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