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Schedule Fourth. Commission on purchase or sae of specie, gold dust, or bullion

1 Commission un sales of bills of exchange, with en

Concerning delivery of merchandise, payment of freicht, &c.

When no express stipulation exists, per bill of lading, goods dorsernent

3 Comnison on selling bills of exo

are to be considered as deliverable on shore. of exchange

Freight on all Kools to b. paid or secured to the satisfaction Commission on sale or purchase of sinsels

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of the caption or consignee of the vessel prior to the delivery Coinmision on chartering of vessels, or procuring

of the goods. freight

5 Commision on procuring or coller'ing freight

That the custom of this port for the time within which

goods must be rereived by the consimee, afer notice being Commission on outfits of vessels, m d burements - 5

given of the ship's readiness to discharge, be tired at fifteen Commissions on collecting muneys wheu no other

days, when not otherwie stipulated in the bill of lading, comission is earned

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That after the delivery to the purchaser of merchandise old Commission on receiving and forwarding goods

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no claims for damage, define or other cause, shall be adCommission on bills, protested or delayed litigated

missible, unless made within ree cars, and that no such accounts

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claims shall be admissible after goods sold and dearefed have Brokerage

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once left this city. Schede Third.

Schedule Finh. RATES OF STORAGE ON MERCHANDISK. - Measurement goods, per month, dol. per ton of 40 cubic feet: heavy do. 3 dol. Concerning rates of tare. per ton of 2210.16. The consiguees to have the option of To be as allowed by custom in New York, charging by weight or measurement.

SARDINIA. — We subjoin a copy of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Her Majesty and the King of Sardinia, signed at London, 27th February, 1851.

Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the King of Sardinia, being desirous or giving to the commercial relations between the countries which Providence has placed under their care the utmost possible development; and being persuaded that this desirable object can be obtained only by removing every impertiment to commerce and navigation ; they have resolved reciprocally to secure to their respective suljects, by means of a treaty, the full extent and consequence of the benefits resulting from the two legislative acts respectively passed in England on the 26th of June, 1949, for the amendment of the Navigation Laws, and in the Sardinian States on the 6th of July, 1850, for the abolition of differential duties, have agreed upon the following articles :

Article 1. There shall be reciprocal liberty of commerce between all the domi, ions of the two high contracting parties; and the subjects of each of them shall, throughout the whole extent of the terri. tories of the other, enjoy the same rights, privileges liberties, favours, immunities, and exeniptions, in matters of commerce, which are or may be enjoyed by native subjects.

2. All merchandise and articles of commerce, the produce or manufacture either of the kingdom of Sardinia or of any other country, which are or mis be legally importable into the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, its colonies and possessions, in British vessels, may likewise be importid into those ports in Sardinian vessels, without being liable to any other or higher duties, of whatever denomination, than if such merchandise or productions were imported in British vessels; and reciprocally, all merchandise and articles of commerce, the produce or manufacture either of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, its colonies and possessions, or of any other country, which are or may be legally importable into the Kingdom of Sardinia in Sardinian vessels, may likewise be imported into those ports in British vessels, without being liable to any other or higher duties, of whatever denomination, than if such merchandise or productions were imported in Sardinian vessels.

The saini reciprocal equality of treatment shall take effect without distinction, whether such merchan. dise come directly from the place of origin, or from any other place.

3. The same reciprocal equality of treatment shall take effect in regard to all that concerns exporta. tion and transit, without distinction as to origin or destination; and also in regard to bounties, facilities, and drawbacks, which are or may hereafter be granted by the legislation of the two countries.

4. Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland engages that the commerce of Sardinian subjects in the dominions of Her Britannic Majesty shall not suffer any interruption, nor be in any manner affected by any monopoly, contract, or exclusive privilege of sale or purchase, so that Sardin'an subjects shall have full and entire liberty to sell and buy wherever they may think fit, and in any manner which may be deemed convenient by the seller or buyer, and without being subject to any prejudice in consequence of any such monopoly, contract, or exclusive privilege of sale or purchase; and His Majesty the King of Sardinia engages that a like freedom from restraint in regard to sale and purchase shall be enjoyed by British subjects in the Sardinian dominions; the existing crown monopolies of tobacco, salt, gunpowder, ball and shot, and playing cards, being excepted.

5. No duties of tonnage, harlour, lighthouse, pilotage, quarantine, or other similar or corresponding duties, of wliatever nature or under whatever denomination, levied in the name or for the profit of the government, public functionaries, communes, corporations, or establishments of whatever kind, shall be imposed in the ports of either country upon the vessels of the other country, from whatever port or place arriving, which shall not be equally imposed in the like cases on national vessels ; and in neither country shall any duty, charge, restriction, or prohibition, be imposed upon, nor any drawback, bounty, or allowance, be withheld from, any goods imported into or exported from such country in vessels of the other, which shall not be equally imposed upon or withheld from such goods, when so imported or exported in national vessels.

6. All vessels which according to the laws of Great Britain are to be deemed British ressels, and all vessels which according to the laws of the Kingdo:n of Sardinia are to be deemed Sardinian vessels, shall, for the purposes of this treaty, be deemed British vessels and Sardinian vessels respectively.

7. In all that regards the stationing, the loading, and unloading of vessels in the ports, basins, docks, roadsteads, harbours, or rivers of the two countries, no privilege shall be granted to national vessels which shall not be equally granted to vessels of the other country; the intention of the contracting parties being that in this respect also the respective vessels shall be treated on the footing of perfect reciprocity.

s. The vessels of each of the two countries shall be at liberty either to discharge the whole of their cargo at one of the ports of tne dominions of the other contracting party, or to discharge part of their cargo at one port, and then to proceed with the remainder to other ports of the said dominions, according as the cantain, proprietor, or other person duly authorised to act in the port as agent for the vessel and cargo, shall consider advisable.

9. It is expressly understood that the preceding articles do not apply to the coasting trade, which each contracting party reserves to itself, and shall regulate according to its own laws.

10. If any vessel of war or merchant vessel of either of the two countries should be wrecked upon the coasts of the other, such vessel, or any parts thereof, and all furniture and appurtenances belonging thereunto, as well as all goods and merchandise which shall be saved therefrom, or the proceeds thereof, if sold, shall be faithfully restored to the proprietors or to their agents, on being claimed by them. In case there should be no such proprietors or agents upon the spot, the said articles and goods, or the proceeds thereof, as well as all the papers found on board of any such vessel, shall be delivered to the British or Sardinian consul in whose district the wreck shall have taken place; and such consul, proprietors, or agents, shall not be called upon to pay any charge but the expenses incurred in the preservation of the property, and the rate of salvage which would be cqually payable in the like case of a wreck of a national vessel. The goods and merchandise saved from the wreck shall not be subject to the established duties, unless cleared for consumption.

11. In all that relates to dutics of customs and of navigation, the two high contracting parties engage that any privilege, favour, or iminunity which either of them may grant to any other power shall be also and at the same time extended to their respective subjects, gratuitously, if the concession in favour of that other state shall have been gratuitous, or on giving a compensation as nearly as possible of equal value and effect, to be adjusted by mutual agreement, if the concession shall bave been conditional.

It is however express y agreed, that the reductions in the duties of customs which have been conceded by Sardinia to Belgiumiy the treaty concluded with that power at Turin on the 24th of January, 1951, and which are specified in the table annexed to the present treaty, sh 1, from and alter the 1st of June, 1951, be extended to Great Britaio, in compensation for the advantages granted to Sardinia by the present treaty.

12. Each of the high contracting parties shall have the right to name consuls for the protection of trade, to reside within the dominions and territories of the other party; and the const is who may be so appomted shall en y, within the territories of each party, all the privileges, exemptions, and imnunities which are or may be granted in those territories to agents of the same rank and character appointed by or authorised to act for the government of the most favoured ration.

Belore any consul can act as such, he must, however, in the usual form, be approved and admitted by the government of the country to which he is sent; and each oi the two high contrac'ing parties shall have the right to except from the residence of consuls any particular places which cither of them may judge proper to be excepied.

13. The subjecis of each of the high contracting parties may freely dispose by will, donation, or othervise, of all the property which they may legally acquire and possess in the territories of the other; and their law lui representatives, although subjects of the other contracting party, may succeed to such property either by will or ab intestato, and may, in due course of law, take possession of the same, either in person, or by persons acting on their behalt; and they may dispose of the same at their pleasure, paying only such imposts, taxes, or duties, as the inhabitants of the country in which such property is situated, are liable to pay in similar cases.

In case of the absence of any representatives, the same rule shall be observed as ia prescribed in the like case with regard to the propery of natives of the country, until the owner shall have made the necessary arrangeinents for taking possession of the property,

If any dispute should arise between ditterent claimant with respect to the right which they may have to the property, such disputes shall be decided by the judges according to the laws of the country in which the property is situated, and without further appeal than is provided for by those laws.

14. The subjects of +ither of the two high contracung parties residing in the domini ns of the other shall have the same liberty as natives to manage their own affairs themselves, or to commit them to the management of any other persons, as brokers, factors, agents, or interpreters; they shall not be restrained in their choice, and shall not be obliged to pay any salary or remuneration to any person whom they shall not choose to employ in those capacities: buyers and sellers being at perfect liberty to bargain togetiver, and to fix the price of any goods or inerchandise imported or destined for exportation, on condition of observing the regulations and the customs laws of the country.

15. The present treaty shall be in force for twelve years from the date of the exchange of the ratifica. tions thereot; and further, until the end of twelve months after either of the two contracting parties shall have given notice to the other of its intention to terminate the same; each of the contracting parties reserving to itseli the right of giving such notice to the other at the end of the said term of twelve years, or at any subsequent time.

PALMERSTON.
HENKY LABOUCHERR
V. E. D'AZUGLIO.

Table of Reductions in the Tariff of Custom stipulated by the Treaty between Sardinia and Belgium, signed at Turin,

Junuary 24. 1*31. Zine; in plates, in bars, or in pigs (mixed with other instead of 100 fr.; Botting, 20 fr. instead of 50 fr.; coarse, for meta', totena suk), rolled zinc: a reduct.on of half the pre- packing, 10 fr. instead of 20 fr. sent ruties.

Books, in sheets or stitched, 30 fr. instead of 50 fr. the 100 Copper; in cakes, rogo copper, copper boilers ; in plates, kil, bound in boards, &c., 64 fr. instead of 100 fr. copper wrought, and not unned (non ferre): the same re- Rehned sugar of all kinds, fr. instead of 43 fr. the 100 kil. duction.

Leather and prepared skins, 66 fr. 66 c. instead of 100 fr.; Iron : plain castings (fonte ouvre simplei, chairs for rall- sharnoyed skins, fr. instead of 150 fr. ways, fr. Instead of 15 fr. the 100 kilogramnes; casting | Vain of wool or hair of any kind, white or natural, 60 с. in. mounted with other meals, 12 fr. instead of 25 fr. i wrought stead of 1 fr. 10 c, the kil. dyed, Soc. in tead of l. fr. 6) c. iron of int manufacture, rails, To fr. instead of 16 fr.; of Tissues of wool millet and drewed (foutes et drapes), or second manufacture, 13 ir instead of 30 tr.; mounted with not, of the value of 10 fr. the netre and upwaris, ichading other inatais, 20 fr. instead of 10 fr. ; anchors, cannon, 10 fr. si nilar articles, kuch as cassimeres, &r., 3 ir, the kil. instead instead of 20 fr. ; implements for the mechiantral arts, lifr. of 3 fr. 30 C., Soppressing, moreover, the 10 per cent, ad nulo. 50 e, instead of 15 fr.nails of all kinds, pike, &, 17 fr. 0c. rem; of less value that the metre, 2 fr. instead of 4 fr. instead of 25 fr. and 70 fr.; machines and inachinery, 5 fr. 31c; carpets and cover!its of refuse of wool, scraps and list of inste d of 10 fr. i sythes, reaping-hooks, or pruning knives, cloth, I fx. inacead of 2 tr. the kil.; of any other quality, I fr. smothing irons, &c., 12 fr. 51 e. ins ead of 2. fr.; ansile, instead of fr. hammars, ploughestares, 10 fr. instead of 20 fr., carriage Fax, carded or corabed (teille ou peigne): a reduction of springs, and the like, 30 fr. instead of 60 fr. iron sex of haif. ali kinds, 12 fr. c. instead of 25 fr. ; iron wire, 10 fr. instead Vam of flax or hemp, of any quality: the same reduction. of fr. the 100 kilogramme

Tissues of 11AX and of hemp, of any quality, bletched or un. Steel arms of all kinds: reduction of half; barrels of fowl. bleachd; a mixed with cotton or woul, twilled (croisés) or ing pieces, Ifr. Instead of 2 fr ; barrels of pistols, 35 c. instead otherwise wrougbt, unbleached, bleached, or mixed with of 7. c. each.

white: the same reduction. Lace of any quality: the same Mirrors and fint glas; looking glasses of every dimension, reluction. not in frame, 25 fr. instead of 60 tr. the 10 kil; flint glass Cotton yarn, inferior to No. 20., 20 c instead of 90 c.; from of all kind, 15 fr. instead of 10 fr. the 100 kil. , plate klass No. 20. to No. 10., 40 c. instead of 900.; from No. 10. to and window glass, 15.fr, instead et 25 fr. the 100 kil. ; wrought No. 60., 60 с. instead of 75 c.; of a higher No. 75 c. ; twists glass (verres current of all kinds, 15 fr. Instead of 19 fr. the of any quality, 75 6. inste d of 1 fr. 20 C.; bleached or dyed, 100 kr. i bottles containing one litre and upwards, half- of any quality, 80 e, instead of l fr. 80 c. boztles, demi johns of all sizes, bottles called Maschi a re. Tissues of cotton, also mixed with flax or wool, simple, dation of balt.

twilled (croisés), or oth rwne wrought, unbleached, bleaihed, Purcelain, coloured or gilt, 30 fr. instead of 50 fr. ; white, in colour or dyerl, printed, &c,: a reluction of half. 25 fr. the 100 kil. ; common earthenwarr, 3 fr. instead of 4 fr. Cod fish: a reduction of 25 per cent. The 100 kil. ; delft ware frience) of various kinds; white, $fr instead of 1x fr.; painted, gilt, or coloured, 12 fr. instead of The duty on the exportation of the following articles from 20 fr.

the Sardinian dominions to Belgium shall be reduced as Paper, coloured in the pulp, or white, of all qualities, 30 fr. follows: instead of sufr the 100 kil. coloured or gilt, 40 fr. instead Upon raw silk, to 1 fr. 50 c, ; upon raw lamb-skins, to of 63 fr.; printed, ornamented, or painted, for hanging, 50 fr. 15 fr.; upon kid-skins, to 30 fr.

Declaration made on the Exchange of the Ratifications of the preceding Treaty. The lonian islands being under the protection of Her Britannic Majesty, the subjects and vessels of those islands shall enjoy, in the dominions of His Majesty the King of Sardinia, all the advantages which by the above-mentioned treaty are granted in the subjects and vessels of Great Britain, as soon its the Government of the Ionian islands shall have agreed to grant to the subjects and vessels of llis Sardinian Majesty the same advantages which are granted in those islands to the subjects and vessels of Her Britannic Majesty ; it being understood that, in order to prevent abuses, every lonian vessel claim. ing the benefits of that treaty shall be furnished with a patent signed by the lord high coinmissioner, or by his representative.

SHANG-UAE, a city and river port of China, prov. Kiang-su, on the Woosung river, 40 m. by water from the sea, and 169 m. E. S. E. Nankin; lat, 31° 12' N., long. 120° 53' E. Pop. estimated at from 115,000 to 135,000. It stands in a level and well-cultivated plain, producing good crops of cotton, rice, and wheat. Immediately outside the wall by which it is enclosed are several populous suburbs. Streets narrow and filthy. Foundling hospitals, tea-gardens, and vast ice-houses, are the objects most worthy of notice in the city. It has a mint, with manufactures of silk, vegetable oils and oil cake (of which vast quantities are annually sent into the interior), iron ware, glass, paper, ivory ware, &c.

This is the most northerly of the five Chinese ports opened to foreigners by the treaty of 1842, and, excepting Canton, it is, also, the most important. The river, which may be navigated by ships of 450 or 500 tons for a considerable distance above the town, crosses the Grand Canal, so that Shanghae is an entrepôt for all the vast and fertile countries traversed by the canal, and by the great rivers, inc. the Yang-tseKiang and the Hoang-Ho, with which it is connected. Hence the present importance of the emporium, and hence, also, the indefinite extension to which its foreign trade will probably attain. Its inland and coasting trades are both very extensive. It is said to be annually visited by from 5,000 to 6000 canal and river boats, some from very great distances, and by 1,500 or 1,600 coasting junks. The prov. of Kiang-su, in which Shanghae is situated, produces great quantities of silk; and besides supplying most part of the N. provs. of the empire, the shipments of silk to the foreigner are greater from this than from any other port. It is, also, well situated for the export of both green and black teas. Among the other exports are gold and silver, with oil and oil. cake, camphor, drugs, porcelain, cotton, cassia, alum, gypsum, coal, &c. Of the imports opium is by far the greatest; and at least 20,000 chests of Bombay (Malwa) and Patna opium are now annually disposed of in this market; which, supposing the chest to be worth 500 dolls., will represent an aggregate sum of 10,000,000 dolls., or 2,200,0001. sterling, for which payment is almost invariably made in the precious metals! Sugar is extensively imported from Formosa, Canton, the Philippines, &c.; cotton stuffs, woollens, iron, &c., from England ; with sandal wood, birds' nests, biche de mer, and other products of the Eastern Archipelago, &c.

In 1847, 76 British vessels, of the burden of 19,361 tons, entered the port; the value of their imports (ex. opium, which is contraband) being 898,2281., of which cottons made near 700,0001. During the same year we exported, ex. gold and silver, 13,313,599 lbs. tea, and 17,680 bales silk, the estimated value of the latter being 1,004,059!.

The inhabs. of Shanghae are much more hospitable and better disposed towards foreigners than those of Canton; and strangers may travel for miles into the interior all round the city, with perfect security. Within the last 4 or 5 years, some very fine brick houses have been built by the British and other foreign merchants in the suburbs. (Parl. Reports, and Information obtained from residents in Shanghae.)

STADE-DUTIES. We are glad to have to state that an arrangement was effected with Hanover in 1844, by which these duties have been reduced, and placed on an improved footing. British vessels, and those belonging to countries having reciprocity treaties with Hanover, are no longer obliged to heave-to in passing the guard-ship opposite Brunshausen, but may proceed direct to Hamburg, and pay the duties in the tolloffice in that city. These are specified in the schedule annexed to a bulky paper laid before parliament in 1844; but for some unknown, though certainly very bad reasons, these duties are not computed, even in the translation of this paper, in English, but in German weights, measures, and monies, and are consequently unintelligible to 99 out of every 100 English merchants and ship-masters. We should have translated them had they not been too voluminous for insertion iu this place: and it is the less necessary as summaries of them may readily be had in Hamburg. Still, however, this arrangement is merely an attempt to improve what is in its nature incurably bad. The toll on the Elbe is an outrage on all commercial nations; and instead of being inodified, should be wholly repealed.

STEAM VESSELS (REGULATION OF).

Subjoined is an abstract of the Act 14 & 15 Vict. cap. 79. (7th Aug. 1851), for the regulating of steam navigation, and the boats and lights to be carried by sea-going vessels.

Clause 1. repeals the 9 & 10 Vict. c. 100., and 11 & 12 Vict. c. 81., except as respects penalties, and the certificates of the sufficiency of steam vessels issued by the Board of Trade.

Naval Department of the Board of Trade to assist in the Execution of this Act. - The persons from time to time appointed to assist the Board of Trade in the execution of the Mercantile Marine Act of 1850, and who are hercin-after referred to as the Naval Department of the Board of Trade, shall assist the board in the execution of this Act. -- $ 2.

Steam Vessels to be surveyed, 80.- The owner of etery steam vessel constructed or intended to carry passengers (except vessels which fall within the definition of foreign-going ships in the Mercantile Marine Act, 1850, and are employed in the conveyance of the public mails or despatches), shall cause such steam vessel to be surveyed twice at least in every year, at the times herein-after directed, by a ship wright surveyor and by an engineer surveyor appointed for the purposes of this Act by the Board of Trade, such shipwright surveyor in the case of an iron steam vessel being a person properly qualified to survey iron steam vessels, and shall obtain a declaration of the sufficiency and good condition of the hull of such steamer, and of the boats and other equipments thereof, required by this Act, and also, if the board so require, a statement of the number of passengers (whether deck passengers or other passengers) which such vessel is constructed to carry, under the hand of such shipwright surroyor. and a declaration of the sufficiency and good condition of the machinery of such steamer under the land of such engineer surveyor, and in such declarations it shall be distinguished whether such vessel is in construction and equipments adapted for sea service as well as for river or lake service, or for river or lake service only; and when any such vessel is adapted for lake and river service only, such declaration shall state the local limits within which such vessel is in the judgment of the surveyor adapted for plying ; and in the case of spa-going vessels the declaration of one of the surveyors shall contain a statement that he is satisfied that the compasses have been properly examined and adjusted ; and such owner shall transmit such declarations to the lords of the said committee within 14 days after the dates thereof respectively. - $ 3.

Times appointed for the Surreys. - In all cases where the same may be possible such surveys shall be made in the months of April and of October, and such declarations shall be transmitted on or before the 30th of April and the 31st of October respectively, or if the last preceding survey of any such steam vessel were not made in either of those months, then such survey shall be made and such declaration transmitted in the course of the 30 days next belore the expiraúon of 6 months next atter the date of the certificate granted as herein-after mentioned upon the last preceding survey; but if the owner of any such steam vessel as aforesaid be unable to have the same surveyed in ihe month of April or October, as the case may be, or in the course of such 30 days as aforesaid, either by reason of such vessel being alisent from the l'. K. during the whole of those periods respectively, or by reason of such vessel or the machinery thereof being under construction or repair, or of such vessel being laid up in dock, or for any other reason satisfactory to the Board of Trade, then the owner of such steam vesse! shall have the same surveyed as aforesaid as soon thereafter as possible, and shall transmit such declarations to the said board within 14 days alter the date thereof, together with a statement of the reasons which have prevented the survey of such vessel at the rime before prescribed ; and the owner of every such steam vessel in respect of which such declarations shall not have been transmitted at the times and in the manner herein directed shall, except in any case in which the survey of such vessel shall have been prevented as herein provided, forfeit and pay the sum of 108. for every day that the sending of such declarations is delayed, and such sum shall be paid upon the issue of the certificate herein-after mentioned, together with the see herein-after mentioned, unless the Board of Trade think fit in any case to remit sich forfeiture or any part thereof. ~$ 4.

Board of Trade to grani Certificates, and transmit Lists, to be put up at Custom Houses. – Upon the receip of such declarations the Board of Trade shall register the same, and, if they are satisfied that the provisions of this Act have been complied with, shall cause to be transmitted to the master or owner of the steam vessel to which such declarations refer a certificate, signed by one of the secretaries to the said board, or by some one or more of the members of the Naval Department of the Board of Trade, or the secretary to such department, that the provisions of the law with respect to the transmission of declarations in respect of such vessel have been complied with ; and such certificate shall be called a“ Sca-going Certificate", where, according to the declaration of the surveyor, such vessel is adapted for sea service as well as river or lake service, and such certificate shall be called a " River Certificate" where, according to such declaration, such vessel is adapted for river or lake service only, and shall set out the local limits within which such vessel is to ply; and where any such vessel is constructed to carry passengers, and the B. of T. think fit so to do, in order to prevent the over-crowding of such vessel with passengers, they shall insert in such certificate the number of passengers, whether deck passengers or other passengers, which such vessel is constructed to carry; and the B. of T. shall from time to time transmit lists of the vessels in respect of which such certificates have been issued to the officers of customs in all ports in the U. K. who shall cause such lists to be put up in a conspicuous place in the custom house at each port. - $ 5.

Board of Trade may cancel Certificates, and require fresh Declarations. - The B. of T. may revoke and cancel such certiticates in any case where they have reason to believe that the declarations of the sufficiency and good condition of the hull and machinery of any vessel, or either of them, have been fraudulently or erroneously made, or that such certificate has otherwise been issued upon false or erroneous information, or where they have reason to believe that since the making of such declarations the hull or machinery of such vessel has sustained any injury, or is otherwise insutficient; and in every such case the B. of T. may, if they think fit, require the owner to have the hull or machinery of such Tessel again surveyed, and to transmit a further declaration or declarations of the sufficiency and good condition thereof before re-issuing any certificate, or granting a fresh one in lieu thereof; and the B. of T. may at any time revoke any certificate, for the purpose of inserting in any certificate to be issued in lieu thereof the number of passengers which the vessel to which such certificate relates is constructed to carry.- $6.

llow long Certificates to continue in force. - No certificate bearing date on any day between the 1st April and the 15th May in any year shall be held to be in force, for the purposes of this Act, after 15th November following, and po certificate bearing date on any day between the 1st October and the 15th November following shall be held to be in force for the purposes of this Act after the 15th May following, and no certificate bearing date on any day not falling within the periods before defined shall be held to be in force after the expiration of 6 months from the date thereof, and no certificate shall be in force after potice to the owner or master of the vessel to which the same relates by the B. of T. that they have revoked the same: provided always, that if any steam vessel shall have been absent from the U. K. for the whole of April or October in any year, or the whole of the 30 days next before the expiration of 6 months from the date of the certificate last granted in respect of such vessel, the certificate previously granted to such vessei (if not expressly cancelled or revoked) shall continue in force till the return of such vessel to the U. K, and for 21 days afterwards. -$7.

Fees to be paid for Certificates. – The owner of every steam vessel requiring a certificate under this Act shall pay for every certificate granted by the B. of T. such sum as they shall appoint, not exceeding the sums following:--that is to say,

Where the tonnage of such vessel dons not exceed 100 tons, a stim not exceeding u1.
Where such tonnage exceeds 100 tons and does not exceed 300 tons, a sum noi exceeding 31.

Where such tonnage exceeds 300 tons, a sum not exceeding 41. And such fees, as well as such forfeitures as herein-before mentioned, shall be paid to the B. of T., or as they may direct, and shall be applied towards defraying the expenses incurred in execution of this Act; and the B. of T. may regulate the manner in which such fees' and forfeitures are to be received, and in which they are to be kept, and in which they are to be accounted for. --$8.

Forgery of Déclaration or Certificate to be a Misdemeanor. – Every person who knowingly and wilfully makes or assists in making a false or fraudulent declaration or certificate with respect to any vessel requiring a certificate under this Act, or who knowingly and wilfully forges, counterfeits, or fraudulently alters, or assists in forging, counterfeiting, or fraudulently altering, any declaration or certiticate required by this Act, or any words or figures in any such declaration or certificate, or the signature thereto, shall be deemned guilty of a misdeineanor, or shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a penalty not exceeding 500., or to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, not exceeding 1 month. 99.

Copy of Certificate to be placed in conspicuous Part of Vessel. -- The owner or master of every steam vessel shall forth with on receipt of any such certiticate as aforesaid by him or his agent from the B. of T. cause the same or a true copy thereof, in distinct and legible characters, to be put up in some conspicuous part of the vessel, so as to be visible to all persons on board the same, and shall cause it to be continued so put up so long as such certificate remains in force and such vessel is in use, and in default such owner, or if he can prove the default to have been caused by the master, such master shall for every offence be liable to a forleiture or penalty not exceeding 101. - $ 10.

Vessel not io proceed on her loyag, without Certificate. - It shall not be lawful for any steam ressel (other than any mail packet as aforesaid to proceed to sea or upon any voyage or excursion with any passengers on board the owner of which has not transmitted to the B. ofT. the declarations herein required, and the owner or master of which has not received from them a certificate that the provisions of the law in that respect have been complied with as herein provided for, such certificate being a certificate applicable to the voyage or excursion on which such vessel is proceeding; and no officer of H. M.customs shall clear out any steam vesse! (other than mail packet aforesaid) for sea or for any voyage or excursion, with passengers on board, or grant to the owner or master thereof any transire or other customs document necessary for the conduct thereof, unless upon the production of such certiticate as atoresaid (being a certificate then in force); and if the owner or master of any steam vessel (other than mail packet as aforesaid) proceed to sea or on any voyage or excursion, with any passengers on board, without having such certificate as aforesaid, or a true copy thereof in distinct and legible characters on board, and put up in some conspicuous part of the vessel (such certificate being a certificate then in force), the owner thereof shall for such offence be liable to a penalty not ex. ceeding 1601., and the master of such vessel shall also be liable to a further penalty not exceeding 204. - 911, Penalty on Ouners, &c. for carrying more Passengers than specified in Certificate. — If in any such certificate the number of passengers which the vessel to which such certificate relates is constructed to carry is stated, it shall not be lawful to carry on board thereof any greater number of passengers, whether deck passengers or other passengers, than the numbers thereof respectively stated in such certificate, and is the owner or master or other person in charge of any such vessel receive on board thereof, or if such vessel shall at any time have on board, any greater number of passengers, whether deck passengers or other passengers, than the numbers thereof respectively specified in such certificate, the owner or the master or other person having charge thereof shall forfeit a sum pot exceeding 201., and shall also forfeit 08. for every passenger over and above the number so specified in the certificate as aforesaid. - $ 12.

Penalty on Persons forcing their way on board when Vessels are full. - If any person, after having been refused admission into any steain vessel by the owner or person in charge thereof, or by any person in the employ of the owner thereof, on account of such steam vessel being full, and after having had the full amount of his iare (If he has paid the same) returned or tendered to him, shall nevertheless persist in attempting to enter the same, or if any person, having got on board any steam vessel, be requested, on the like account, by the owner or person in charge thereof, or by any person in the employ of the owner, to leave such steam vessel belore the same has quitted the place at which such person got on board, and shall retuse so to do after having had the full amount of his fare (if he has paid the same returned or tendered to him, then and in either of such cases such person shall for such oflence for eit and pay to the owner of such vessel any sum not exceeding 40s. --- $13.

Penalty on Persons refusing to pay their Fares or to quit the Vessel. -- If any person trarel or attempt to travel in any steam vessel that has been duly surveyed in conformity with the provisions of this Act without having previously paid his fare, and with intent to avoid payment thereof, or if any person having paid bis fare for a certain distance knowingly and wilfully proceed in any such vessel beyond such distance without previously paying the additional fare for the additional distance, and with intent to avoid payment thereof, or if any person knowingly and willully refuse or neglect, on arriving at the point to which he has paid his fare, to quit such vessel, every such person shall for every such offence forfeit and pay to the owner of such vessel a sum not exceeding 58., in addition to the fare payable by him.-- $14.

Penalty on refusing to give Name and Address. -- Every person who, having committed any of the offences mentioned in the last two preceding sections or either of them, refuses, on application of the master of the vessel or other person in the employ of the owner thereof, to give his name and address, or who on such application gives a false name or address, shall forfeit and pay to the owner of such vessel a sum not exceeding 201. - $ 15.

Power for Board of Trade to appoint and remo: Shipuright Surveyors, fc. - The B. of T. may from time to time appoint such number of fit and proper persons to be shipwright surveyors and engineer surveyors for the purposes of this Act, at such sorts or places as they think proper, and muy from time to time remove such surveyors, and may from time to time fix, alter, or ars the rates of remuneration to be received by such surveyors. - $ 16.

Surveyors to make Returns of the Build, &c. of Vessels. The said surveyors shall make such returns froin time to time to the B. of T. with respect to the build, dimensions, draft, burden, rate of sailing, room for luel, and the nature and particulars of machinery of the vessels surveyed by them, as shall be required by the said board; and every owner, master, and engineer of any such vessel shall, on demand, give to such surveyors all such information and assistance within his power as may be required by them for the purpose of such returns; and every such owner, master, and engineer who, on being applied to for that purpose, willully refuses or neglects to give such information or assistance, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding 51. - 17.

Surveyors to act under Direction of the Board of Trade. - The said surveyors shall execute their duties under the direction of the B. of T.; and in the execution of such duties it shall be lawful for them to go on board any steam vessel at all reasonajle times, and to inspect the same or any part thereol, or any of the machinery, boats, equipments, or articles on board thereof to which the provisions of this Act or any of the regulations to be made by virtue thereof apply, not unnecessarily detaining or delaying the vessel from proceeding on any voyage, and, if in consequence of any accident to any such vessel or for any other reason they consider it necessary so to do, to require the vessel to be taken into dock for the purpose of surveying the bull thereof; and any person who hinders any such surveyor from going on board any such steam vessel, or otherwise impedes him in the execution of his duty under this Act, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding 51. - $ 18.

Penalty on Surreyors demanding or receiving fees unlaufully. Every such surveyor who demands or receives, directly or indirectly, from the owner or master of any vessel surveyed by him under the provisions of this Act, any fee or remuneration whatsoever for or in respect of such survey, otherwise ihan as the agent, and by the direction of the B. of T., shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding 501. at the suit of any person whomsoever. - $ 19.

Iron Steamers io be divided by Water-light Partitions. — The owner of every steam vessel built of

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