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soil," are now opening their blossom in sumed their gayest attire. 17. The lily of healthy profusion ; their runners likewise the valley has opened “ her snowy belis," are extending on all sides : this power of fair, modest flowerextension is one of the faculties assigned

She nor affects by nature to the vegetable world, as a The public walk, nor gaze of mid-day sun, substitute for the power of loco-motion ; She to no state, nor dignity aspires, by this gift plants have a full compensation But silent and alone puts on her suit, for being stationary, since in whatever di- And sheds her lasting perfume, but for rection most nourishment is to be obtained,

which thither the roots proceed, and to arrive at We had not known there was a thing so it, will pierce the hardest intervening soils; they have even been known to penetrate Hid in the gloomy shade. the foundation of walls and overturn them. 15. The pendant columbine (aquilegia vul- Esser. garis) and the bold-faced peony have as

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COMMERCIAL REPORT.

(London, May 22.) The legislative measures which are in- permission to import foreign manufactures tended as the commencement of a new may in time prove injurious to his own commercial system, almost diametrically subjects, and to the manufactures which opposite to the principles which have so have greatly increased, but yet are in need long prevailed, are already in progress; of special protection. With this view, and and there can be little doubt, that a very considering the measures taken by other great relaxation of the rigorous prohibitory States for the same end, His Majesty has enactments of our navigation laws will had a new tariff drawn up. We regret to take place. It is natural that a great di- say, that this tariff is peculiarly injurious to versity of opinion should be manifested on England; and, in the opinion of those who a subject in which so many interests are are most interested in it, will go near to put involved. The prejudices (if so they must -a total stop to our import trade to Russia. be called) in favour of the prohibitory and Almost erery article of English produce, or restrictive system, have become so deeply manufacture, is either wholly prohibited, rooted, have so grown with our growth, as refined sugars of every description, or and strengthened with our strength," that loaded with duties nearly equivalent to those who still fondly cherish them, are prohibition. Whether Russia may be in. unquestionably entitled to indulgence and duced to adopt a more liberal system toregard. Though we are ourselves no ad- wards us, is, we think, very problematical ; vocates of the exclusive system, we cannot for it must be recollected that she has been but acknowledge that when it has been so less affected by our system than almost any long acted upon, great caution may be ne- other country, as her staple articles of excessary in departing from it, even in favour port are such as we need, and have thereof one demonstrably better in itself. It fore not burdened with any exorbitant du. has been acknowledged, that our example ties. Yet the Russian government seems has induced other nations to adopt a simi- to feel that some apology was required for lar plan; but it may be asked, will those adopting so rigorous a system ; for in the who have followed our example in one half official Petersburgh journal, the Coninstance, be equally ready to follow it in servateur Impartial, we find a long aranother ? May they not be disposed to .ticle, stating that the Russian Government continue their prohibitions to our detriment, considers the principles of a free trade to though we have relaxed ours in their fa- be as beneficial in practice, as they appear vour? Believing, as we do, that the a- · just in theory; that the Congress at doption of a more liberal system will really Vienna in 1815 had sanctioned these prinbe advantageous to this country, we throwciples, as likely to relieve the evils which out the above remarks, as an instance of Europe had suffered under the yoke which what may be adduced against it; and at had oppressed its commerce, during a pethe same time, as a hint of the propriety riod of ten years: but though almost all and importance of securing a reciprocity the governments declared their intention to from foreign nations, when we adopt mea- introduce more freedom of trade ; expesures that are to benefit them, as well as rience and more accurate calculations soon ourselves. We allude especially to Russia. induced them not to renounce the proThe preamble to the new tariff states that hibitive system. The examples of EngHis Majesty has become sensible that the land, Austria, France, and Prussia, are then quoted, as making it necessary for so much reduced, that many eminent Russia to return to that system which all houses have no sugars for sale : the buyers the powers seem to have recognized as ne. appeared however to have a sufficient supoessary.

ply for immediate use and did not even We find by the latest accounts from the make enquiries as to the prices, &c. United States, that the celebrated Russian This forenoon (21st) the market remains decree prohibiting the ships of all nations in the same depressed state, and though from approaching within 100 miles of the very few Muscovades are on show, yet pur. north west Coast of America, as low as chases may be made a shade lower than slo north latitude, and the other extraor- last week. dinary pretensions set forth in that decree, The public sale of Barbadoes sugar this have given rise to a very animated official forenoon, 71 hhds. 6 tierces, sold freely at correspondence between the President and full prices, good white 738. a 748. 6d. the Russian Charge d'Affaires. If both middling 648. a 69s. yellow 62s. 60. parties persist, war seems inevitable. The There was some interest excited in the

President declares the navigation of those refined market on Friday, on account of · Seas to be a part of the American inde. the minister having stated in the House of

pendence, and the Russian says, that if an Commons that he did not believe the late American ship ventures into them, it will Russian Tariff printed in the daily papers be seized, and confiscated. The question was a genuine document; that he did not . is most important, and we shall not be sur- suppose such prohibitions in some cases, prised if the American Government should and high duties in others

orts from send some vessels to make the experiment. England), would be carried into effect in

The English government has decided to Russia. * The market was firm, but yesadmit the flag of the Independents of South terday and this forenoon the holders appear America to trade with this country.- again anxious to effect sales at a small reThis, though not an actual recognition, is duction in the prices.-Molasses are steady certainly a great step towards it.

at 27s. Cotton. The cotton market has been By public sale last week, 534 chests very steady throughout this month, and Havannah were offered, but nearly the some sensation has been excited by an ex- whole was taken in; fine white at 388., pectation that an additional duty will be middling and good 358. a 378. 6d. It is imposed on Brazil and American cotton, since reported that the whole are sold by on the 5th of July next. The purchases private contract at 35s. 36s. and 378., in these four weeks have been between 12 which is lower than the previous market and 13,000 bales. The prices having been prices--426 bags Bourbon sugar went off little varied, it will be sufficient to annex last week at a reduction of 1s. a 2s. per the report for the week ending May 21.- cwt ; fine yellow 24s. 6d., good 22s. 6d. The market was steady early last week : and 238., brown 19s. 6d. and 20s. towards the close several considerable pur. Average prices of Raw Sugar by Gas chases were made by speculators for re-sale zette :in this market; the purchases are nearly April 27

33s. 6a. 3500 bales, viz.-- 2900 Bengals 54d. and May 4

32s. 101d. 5}d. very ordinary 5 d. and 53a. fair and

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34s. 8d. gocd fair, 6d. to 64d. good ; 600 Surats

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32s. 104d. very ordinary leafy 5fd. a 6d. 6td. and Coffee. In the last week of April, the 6 d. good fair, and a few very good 74d.; market became very heavy, at a decline of 180 Pernams 114d. fair, to 114d. good, 1s. to 2s.; during the following week, Jaand 54 new Orleans 10d. and 104d. all in maica further declined Ss. or 4s. Demebora.

rara and Berbice 28. to 3s. St. Domingo At Liverpool, in the four weeks ending remained unchanged, ordinary sold 998. a May 18, the sales were about 34,000 bags ; 1018. ; good ditto 102s. On the 7th inthe demand was, however, duller in the stant, there were four public sales, coulast week, the sales being only 6600 bags. sisting of 557 casks 425 bags; the whole

Sugar.--The sugar market has been lan. sold freely, the Demerara and Berbice 28. guid for some weeks, and in some instances higher, and generally the market greatly prices have experienced a decline. The improved as to the demand ; 60 Bags stock in the warehouses is greatly reduced, Brazil, good ordinary pale, sold 100s. a and likely to be still lower for some weeks 101s.; St. Domingo good ordinary 102s. a to come. There are now hardly 6000 hhds. 103s. 6d., broken 98s. a 100s. ; the very and trs.— The sugar market was languid ordinary descriptions of Jamaica sold at and uninteresting last week ; very few low prices ; fine fine ordinary, but rank, samples were on show, as the stock is realized 109s. 6d. a 110s. Cd., good mida

We shall be glad to find this to be the case, but we fear from our foreign corres. pondence, that the Tariff, as printed, is substantially correct.

dling 132s. 6d. a 139s. 6d., fine middling tersburgh yellow candle tallow has since been 1508. a 152s. ; Demerara and Berbice sold 36.-In hemp or flax very few sales are late129s. 6d. a 131s. 6d. for good middling, ly reported. Letters were yesterday received 1238. a 125s. for middling.

from St. Petersburgh, dated 5d instant ; In the following week, the demand the Exchange was lower, it was quoted a greatly improved. The prices were also fraction below 9 d. better, and the result of the public sales on Corn. - We can but repeat the remark the 14th showed an advance of 2s. in Bri. we made last month, that the only fluctuatish plantation, while the foreign fully tions that have taken place are such as arise supported the previous prices.

from the state of the supply. Our tables The public sales of coffee, brought for. show that the average prices have rather imward last week, were considerable, consist proved. ing of 844 casks and 1481 bags; the whole Aggregate averages of the six weeks presold with briskness, fully supporting the ceeding May 15th which regulate imporprevious prices, except a large parcel of tation. ordinary St. Domingo coffee, which found Wheat 45s. 2d. | Rye 195. 11d. no buyers at 100s.

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18s. 2d. Beans 21s. 6d. There were two public sales of coffee Oats 168. 5d.

Pease 22s. lld. this forenoon, 50 casks British Plantation, East India Company's sale, 13 May 85 casks 712 bags foreign ; the former, De Pepper, 1,130 bags Company's black, sold merara and Berbice descriptions, sold with at 7d. a 70.; 1,300 do. scratched; briskness, at very full prices ; 132s. for 1,174 do. Private Trade, Gjd. a 710.; good middling: the latter was entirely St. Saltpetre, 830 tons, Company's, 263. 6d. a Domingo, and went off rather heavily, but 298. 6d. ; 170 do. scratched; 410 Private no reduction in the prices was submitted Trade, 26s. 6d. a 295. 6d.; Cinnamon, to; coloury was taken in at 106. good 550 bales, Ist quality, 75. Gd. a 78. 9d.; ordinary in bags chiefly taken in at 103s. 110 do. 2d do. 6s. ld. a 6s. 2d.; 328 do. and 103s. 6d. ordinary at 101s. St. Do. 2d do. scratched; 323 do. 3d. do. 55. 7d. a mingo coffee continues to press upon the 6s. ; 174 do. 3d do. 5s. 1d. a 55. 4d.; market : the ordinary at rather lower prices: Cloves, Licensed, 3s. 3d. a 3s. 6d.; Mace, all the other descriptions fully support last 50 casks 1st quality, 5s. 1d.; 150 do. Ist week's currency.

do. scratched; Licensed, 4s. 9d. a 4s. 10d. Oils._Oils are generally heavy and lit- Nutmegs, 158 casks ungarbled, 3s. 78.; tle business doing: for Greenland there 355 do. scratched ; Cassia Lignea, 8l. 9s. are however some enquiries, and, for par- a 91. 5s. ; Ginger, 14s. a 14s. 6d. cels here 201. has been realized : for arri. The only alteration since the sale is in val several inconsiderable contracts are re- Cinnamon, which is in request, but there ported at 221. generally there are several are no sellers at the sale prices. buyers at that price, but they cannot purchase on such low terms.

FOREIGX COMMERCE. Rum, Brandy, and Hollands.The Archangel, 12th April.The opinion state of the market has been unfavourable entertained at the close of the last season throughout the month, and the prices of that prices would advance, has been conboth rum and brandy have declined. firmed with respect to most of our export

Tobacco.— There has been some specu- articles. The last purchases were Tallow, lation in tobacco, owing to an expected at 106 r. ; Potashes, 86 r.; Hemp, first contract with the French government. sort, 87r. second 75 r.; Linsced, 19 r. ; The letters from Paris announce that the Bristles, Petersburgh Brake, 72 r. Archgovernment has in fact contracted for angel Brake, 48 r. ; Crown Bristles, 115;. 2387 hhds. at good prices ; but this intel. Mats, 300 to 350 r. per 1000; Pitch, ligence has not produced any effect on our 115 cop. ; Tar, 7r. to 64 r. ; Corn, prices market.

nominal, viz. Wheat on the spot, 15 r. ; Rice.-By public sale this forenoon 270 Oats 5 r. per Chetwert; Train Oil, no conhalf barrels New Carolina of fine quality tracts made; the price is expected to be sold with much briskness; all at 31s. 6d. about 8 r. per pood.

Hemp, Flax, and Tallowe. --The tallow Our contract trade may be considered as market has been in a very languid state. ended, as almost all the Russia.s have reThe early arrivals from the Baltic have turned home, and therefore little will be tended to depress the prices ; yet the ex- done till the arrival of the barks: these tremely low prices, and the probability that will most probably arrive this year sooner this depression will act as a check on im- than usual, though we have had pretty portation, occasioned several buyers to sharp frost for some days past, which, howcome forward last week; and the public ever, cannot be lasting, as the season sale of Friday, 424 casks Odessa yellow is so far advanced. The winter has candle tallow, went off with considerable beer mild in this country beyond all exbriskness: the first lots 34s. 6d. and 34s. ample, and there is said to be no ice at all 9d.; afterwards the prices advanced 35s. in the White Sea. We cannot exactly state and 353. 3d.; the nearest price of St. Pe the amount of the contracts concluded dur.

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ing this winter, as many bargains have dyeing. There are buyers, but no sellers, been made privately ; but they may be es- at the prices of the sale. Gum Senegal is timated at, Linseed, 40,000 chetwerts; still without request. Of best silver-grey Tallow, 35,000 poods; Potashes, 5,000 cochenille there is but little in the market, poods; Pitch, 50,000 poods ; Mats, and at advanced prices. 250,000; Hemp, from 10 to 16,000 May 11.-Coffee. At the beginning of poods; Tar, 10,000 barrels ; Flax, 10,000 this week very little was doing, yet the poods ; Bristles, 800 poods ; Russia Lea- better descriptions have not only kept up, ther, 700 poods ; and had there been sellers but even risen a little; the inferior sorts of some articles earlier, more would have are rather lower.-Dyewoods, &c. Some been disposed of, as there was no want of parcels of logwood have sold rather lower orders.

this week. The greater part of the QuerThe new supplies expected are about, citron bark, lately imported, has met Linseed, 50 to 60,000 chetwerts ; Tallow, with a pretty rapid sale. There is also 125,000 poods; Hemp, 60,000 poods; rather more demand for gum Senegal. Potashes, 10,000 poods; Flax, 20,000 Spices of all kinds are not much in der poods. But we have still remaining 50,000 mand; yet pepper and East India ginger chetwerts of Linseed; and 26,000 poods of maintain their prices.-Rice remains firm Tallow. We do not expect any corn, the in price.-Tea remains firm in price. There prices in the interior being so high; but has been a pretty brisk demand, especially we have still in hand 80,000 chetwerts of for the finer sorts.--Sugars. But very little Wheat, 22,000 of Oats, and 25,000 of Rye. is doing in Hamburgh refined ; yet the

The prices in summer will depend on the prices remain as before. Strong middling accounts that may be received from abroad; lumps in loaves, of which our stock is at present we do not think they can be small, keep up at 9 to 9 d. ; but inferior much higher than those last paid ; but kinds will hardly fetch 82d. Good mid. that some are likely to decline. The prices dling white crushed lumps have been sold of tallow will chiefly depend on those of at 91d. Treacle not to be had under 94d. London. If they keep up in England, The demand for raw goods becomes they must advance here, our stock being more and more dull, being limited to the so small.

small quantity wanted for our refineries. Riga, 12th and 20th April.-Flax, still Hence most descriptions have again dein demand, Druiania and Thiesenhausen clined 4d. Good middling brown Brazil Rackitzer, 41 r. to 414r.; cut Badstub, have been sold at 6d. and white ditto at 8d. 374 r. ; Risten Threeband, 304 r.-Ilemp. Dusseldorff, 25th April. By our latest Ukraine clean, to be delivered after the accounts from M. Holtzschue, agent of the opening of the Wrake, 102 r. ready German Rhenish West India Company, money, are asked; for Polish clean, 107r.; dated from Port-au-Prince in Hayti, the Ukraine Outshot, 82 r.; Polish, 87r. German cotton goods have given great Ukraine Pass, 72r. ; Polish, 77r. These satisfaction at Hayti, and obtained the are the prices asked; those offered are all highest prices given for the English. A 2 rubles lower.Hemp Oil offered at 95r.; second cargo has just been dispatched without buyers.Potashes, 50 r. per ship thither, on board the Hamburgh ship Conpound have been given for a small parcel cordia, Captain Hertzer. The third cargo, of Polish crown.

-Tallow. For yellow which is now preparing, is intended for crown candle tallow, 130 r. are asked; Mexico. there are no buyers of white and soap tal- Carlsruhe, May 3.-—The continually in, low, and the prices cannot be stated. creasing rigour of the prohibitory system

Of import articles, good middling white of France is felt to be so highly injurious Havannah sugars have been lately sold at to the trade and manufactures of the Grand 174 cop. on four month's credit. Light Duchy of Baden, that a motion has been grey French salt was last sold at 55 r.; St. made in our diet by Mr. Bassermann, to Ubes, 68 r.; fine Liverpool 66 r.

take measures of reprisal. After showing Hamburgh, 4th May.--Cotton. High the necessity of such a proceeding, he prices have been given this week for Georgia. moved to address the Grand Duke, rea The supplies of Brazil and East India ac- questing him to order a project of law to cumulate, and but little is doing.Dyc- be laid before the Chamber,— Ist. To proing Woods, &c.

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little has been hibit the importation of every article of doing in Indigo. The price of Logwood French produce or manufacture, and even is unsteady. Several parcels of Fustic to lay such heavy transit duties on them as have been purchased, and better prices should be equivalent to a prohibition,-2d. given. At an auction of Bahia Brazil To adopt similar measures against Prussia, wood yesterday, all was sold at much Holland, and England. higher prices than in February, consider- As an instance of the heavy duties im-, able sales, at better prices, having been posed by Prussia on German produce, it is previously made by private contract. Thus stated that Virginia tobacco is cheaper in this article, as was to be expected, seems Rhenish Prussia than the tobacco grown in to be recognized as a useful material for the Grand Duchy of Baden.

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