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Wood and TIMBER — continued. Possessions, of entering the same by tale upon a computation of their cubic contents, calculated according to the under-mentioned scale, specifying in such entry the number and dimensions of the several pieces included therein ; and the duties imposed thereon by this Act shall be ascertained, computed, and charged upon the Planks, Deals, Deal Ends, Battens, and Batten Ends, included in such entry on the cubical contents thereof, computed in conformity with the said scale.

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57 Above 4 ft. and not above 5 ft. in length, 120 144 118

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120 173 142 110

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120 202 165

128 107

100 7

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120 231 189 146 123 114 8

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120 260 213 165 138 128 9

10
120 288 296 183 153

143 10

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120 317 260 201 169 157 11

12
120 316 284 220

184 171 12

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120 375 307

238
200

185 13

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120 404 331

256 215 200 14

15
120 433

354

274 230 214 15

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120 462

378 293 246 228 16

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120 490 402 311 261 242 17

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Staves, ex. 72 inches in length, 7 inches in breadth, or 34 inches in thickness, load of 50 cubic feet

Of and from British Possessions, load of 50 cubic feet

Staves, not ex. 72 inches in length, nor 7 inches in breadth, nor 34 in thickness

Birch and Fir, hewn, not ex. 3 feet in length, nor ex. 8 inches square, imported for the sole purpose of making herring barrels for the use of the fisheries Firewood, fathom of 216 cubic feet

Of and from British Possessions, fathom of 216 cubic feet Handspikes, not ex. 7 feet

in length, 120
Of and from British Possessions, 120
ex. 7 feet in length, 120

Of and from British Possessions, 120
Hoops
Knees, under 5 inches square, 120

Of and from British Possessions, 120
5 and under 8 inches square, 120 .

Of and from British Possessions, 120
Lathwood, fathom of 216 cubic feet.

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WOOD AND TIMBER— continued.

£ 8. d. Of and from British Possessions, fathom of 216 cubic feet

0 1 0 Oars, 120

2 5 0 Of and from British Possessions, 120

0 39 Spars or Poles, under 22 feet in length and under 4 inches in diameter, 120 :

0 6 0 Of and from British Possessions, 120

0 0 6 22 feet in length and upwards, and under 4 inches in diameter, 120

0 12 0 Ofand from British Possessions, 120

0 1 0 Of all lengths, 4 and under 6 inches in diameter, 120.

1 4 0 of and from British Possessions, 120

0 2 0 Spokes for Wheels, not exceeding 2 feet in length, 1,000

1 4 0 Of and from British Possessions, 1,000

0 1 0 exceeding 2 feet in length, 1,000

2 8 0 Of and from British Possessions, 1,000 .

0 2 0 Teak

Free Waste Wood, viz., Biliet Wood, or Brush Wood used for the purpose of stowage

Free For Shipbuilding, viz. :

Stringy Bark, Red and Blue Gum, Green Hart,
Mora and Locust Woods, and Woods formerly admitted
at the same duty as Teak .

Free
Treenails of Stringy Bark, Red and Blue Gum, and
Locust Woods, and all Treenails of and from British
Possessions

Free
Shovel Hilts

Free Planed or otherwise dressed or prepared for use, and not particularly enumerated or otherwise charged with duty, cubic foot

0 0 2 And further, 1001. val.

10 0 0 Of and from British Possessions, 1001. val. 5 0 0 The importer or person entering any timber or wood to be charged with duty by measurement shall, at his expense, pile, sort, frame, or otherwise place the same in such manDer as the Commissioners of Customs may deem necessary to enable the officers to measure and take the account thereof; and in all cases when the same is measured in bulk, the measurement shall be taken to the full extent of the pile, and no allowance shall be made by the officers on account of any interstices; but battens, boards, deals, and planks exceeding twenty-one feet in length may be measured by the piece, and the account thereof taken separately.—16 & 17 Vict. c. 107, $ 85. Aug. 20, 1853.

REPORT ON THE TIMBER TRADE FOR 1853.

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For QUANTITIES, see MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION, prefixed to the Journal.

WOOD AND TIMBER—continued.

The consumption in London sustains this view of the wood trade; for there were entered for consumption in 1853, 3,944,000 pieces foreign deals and battens; in 1852, 3,696,000; 1851, 2,656,000 ; 1850, 2,115,000 pieces; as well as 178,000 loads of foreign timber in 1853, 131,000 loads in 1852, 123,000 in 1851, 86,000 in 1850; and, though the consumption of colonial wood cannot be verified by the Customs' statistics, as the small import duty thereon is levied by estinate on arrival, it is clearly traceable, from other sources, that the quantity used exceeds the quantity imported, being likewise more than the consumption of earlier years.

Sweden and Norway still supply London with about a moiety of the foreign wood trade; Prussia rises this year, in the scale of comparison, to 462 cargoes, 152,984 tons; Russia, with Finland, to 3i8 cargoes, 81,897 tons. From Norway the import of deals appears to be parallel with 1852. From the ports of Sweden, in the Gulf of Bothnia, we again show an enormous import. Finland seems naturally attached to Sweden by the similarity of its trade in wood. The importation thence continues nearly parallel in 1852 and 1853. Russia gives us an increased stock of every sort. The great trade of the past year was from the Prussian ports of Memel, Dantsic, and Stettin, whence the tonnage is more than doubled.

The Canadian wood trade has been larger than usual at the port of Quebec, 1,178 ships, of 528,479 tons, being laden there to November, 1853, and 453,825 tons in 1852 ; but of this great trade Liverpool has been the chief recipient, carrying it through at prices more remunerative than any other ports could offer; absorbing at the same time the greater portion of the supply from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and producing an aggregate of 434 vessels, 305,000 tons, from British America in eleven months, while the whole which we can show in London for the year are 209 vessels, 104,488 tons.

The great consideration of the whole year has been freight, or to find sufficient tonnage to fulfil the engagements of importers, and on this urgency the rates have been forced up throughout the season. High freight has stimulated shipbuilding in Ameria and the north of Europe ; and in this country the building of superior ships, besides steam-vessels, has given an impulse to the value of all ship-building timber. Indian teak has advanced to 141. per load, African oak to 101. ; iron bark from Australia has been taken by the northern shipwrights, and Baltic oak is an object of inquiry for next season.-Circular of Churchill & Sim, 1854.

Wool, Alpaca and the Llama Tribe.
Beaver

Cut and combed
Coney Wool
Cotton Wool and Waste of Cotton Wool
Goats' Wool or Hair .
Hares' Wool
Sheep or Lambs' Wool

£ 8. d.

Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF THE COTTON TRADE.

MANCHESTER, THURSDAY EVENING, May 11, 1854.

Raw COTTON :

Price Price Price Price Price Price May 11, May, May, May, May, May,

1854. 1853. 1852. 1851. 1850. 1849.

8. d. 8. d. 8. d. 8. d. &. d. Upland fair

lb. 06 0 680 5 0 58 067 0 48 Ditto good fair

063 0 640 570 680 60 45 Pernambuco fair

0 630 640 650 7.

05 Ditto good fair

0 740 710 780 78 0 73 0 5 No. 40 Mule Yarn, fair, and quality

083

0 1031 0 97 0 9 0 10 0 8 No. 30 Water do. do.

0 9
0 10

0 980 9 0 99 0 7 26-in., 66 reed, Printer, 29 yds., 41b. 202

5 0 4 6 4 1 5 0 27-in., 72 reed, do

do., 5lb. 2oz

5 45 104 4 7 5 3 6 0 5 3 39-in., 60 reed, Gold End Shirtings, 37} yds, 8lb. 4oz.

7 105 8 7 8 3 8 13 8 9 40-in., 66 reed, do, do, do., 81b. 1207.

8 10 9 6 9 15 8 10 9 7 8 40-in., 72 reed, do., do., do., 91b. 407.

10 3 10 9 10 3 10 0 10 45 8 9 39-in., 48 reed, Red End Long Cloth, 36 yds., 91b. ; it ? 6

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COLONIAL and FOREIGN Wool imported into London, Liverpool, and Hull, from the 31st of December to the 29th of April, 1853 and 1854, and the Total Imports including Bristol and Leith.

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COLONIAL
Sydney
Port Philip
Portland Bay
Hobart Town
Launceston
Port Adelaide
Swan River
New Zealand
Cape of Good Hope :

Algoa Bay
Port Beaufort
Cape Town
East Indies
Total Colonial

FOREIGN.
Germany
Spain and Portugal
Russia
South America
Barbary and Turkey...
Syria
Trieste, Leghorn, &c
Denmark
Chinese ...
Sundry

Grand Total

RUSSIAN WOOL. There are many flocks of merinos in the south of Russia, but the dryness of the steppes is injurious to them. The washing and sorting of the wool is performed with much negligence; they wash it in dirty water, to increase the weight, and make no distinction between dead wool and wool sheared from the living animal. For these causes, Russian wool is not worth

more than half the price of German, and can only be used in the manufacture of hats.The Nations of Russia and Turkey, and their Destiny. By Ivan Golovin, May, 1854

DAMAGE BY FIRE.

COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH, WESTMINSTER, APRIL 22, 1853. (Sittings in Banco, before Lord CAMPBELL and Justices WIGHTman and CROMPTON.)

XOREWOOD V. POLLOCK.

This case came before the Court upon a demurrer to the defendant's plea. Certain goods, consisting of cotton, had been delivered to the defendant to be conveyed by the

ship Barbara from Mobile to Liverpool. The goods were put on board a lighter not belonging to the defendant, and were then damaged by fire before they were put on board the ship. The question was, whether the defendant was liable for the damage; and this turned upon the question whether the delivery to the defendant was a putting on board the ship, so as to exempt the owner from liability for loss by fire.

Mr. W. L. Jones was heard in support of the demurrer; Mr. Bramwell supported the plea.

Lord CAMPBELL said, the facts stated in the plea did not bring the defendant within the Xth George III., chap. 86, so as to relieve him from his common law liability. The act said, that no owner should be subject to make good any loss or damage to goods which shall be shipped, taken, or put on board any vessel by reason of fire happening on board any such vessel

. But it could not be said that these goods, when on board the lighter, which did not belong to the defendant, were shipped, taken, or put on board the ship; the lighter was not a part of the ship, and the goods were not put on board. The other judges concurred. Judgment for the plaintiff.

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WOOLLENS, viz. :-- Manufactures of Wool (not being Goats'

Wool), or of Wool mixed with Cotton, not particularly enumerated, and not otherwise charged with duty

Articles or manufactures of Wool (not being Goats'
Wool), or of Wool mixed with Cotton, viz. :-

Carpets and Rugs, sq.yd. .
Shawls

, Scarfs and Handkerchiefs, plain, lb. printed, lb..

Gloves, doz. pairs
Wholly or in part made up, not otherwise charged
with duty, 1001. val.
YARN, Cable Yarn

Camel or Mohair
Raw Linen
of Silk and Worsted, spun together and not dyed
Worsted Yarn, fit and proper for Embroidery, lb.

Raw, not dyed, or only partially dyed, and not being fit or proper for embroidering or

other fancy purposes
YEAST, dried
ZAFFRE
ZEBRA Wood.

5 0 0

Free
Free
Free

Free 0 0 6

Free
Free
Free
Free

NOT ENUMERATED.
Goods, being either in part or wholly manufactured, and not

being enumerated or described, nor otherwise charged
with duty, and not prohibited to be imported into or
used in Great Britain or Ireland, 100l. val.

10 0 0 Goods, not being either in part or wholly manufactured, not

enumerated or described, nor otherwise charged with
Duty, and not prohibited to be imported into or used in
Great Britain or Ireland

Free

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PROHIBITIONS, &c. If any goods enumerated in the following table of prohibitions and restric

"goods absolutely prohibited to be imported” be imported into the United Kingdom, or if any goods enumerated in such table as “goods prohibited to be imported except in transit, and subject to such regulations as the Commissioners of the Treasury may direct, and duly reported as goods in transit accordin y,” be imported into the United Kingdom, except in transit, in accordance with such regulations and so reported, or if any goods enumerated in such table as goods subject to certain restrictions on importation" be imported into the United Kingdom contrary to the prohibitions or restrictions contained in such table in respect thereof, then such goods shall be forfeited, and be destroyed or otherwise disposed of as the Commissioners of Customs may direct. 16 & 17 Vict., c. 107, S 44. [August 20, 1853.]

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A TABLE OF PROHIBITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS INWARDS.

GOODS ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED TO BE IMPORTED. Books wherein the copyright shall be first subsisting, first composed or written or

printed, in the United Kingdom, and printed or reprinted in any other country, as to which the proprietor of such copyright or his agent shall have given to the Commissioners of Customs a notice in writing that such copyright subsists, such notice also stating when such copyright will expire.

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