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ure so great as to have last year converted Rossia into an
Ship Building in Maine. importing, instead of an exporting country. Mr. M.Cal. Joch di-parazes the quality of Odessa wheat rather unneces We understand that slip-building has never been carried sarily. "That wheat' is beavier than the best Dantziz, and' on so extensively in slaine as during the present season.makes quite as wholesome bread : indeed, when mixed with Many large and valuable ships have been recently launched, a little whiter flour, it is impossible to distinguish it from the and many others are now on the stocks in most of the sea. best bread in Europe. Mr. M'Colloch is, perhaps, nearer port towns. And these ships are generally built of the best the truth in asserting that the export of wheat from Odessa seasoned white oak from the Midule States, of fine models, cannot be materially increased without a previous addition thoroughly fastened, and finished in beautiful style. to the facilities of conveying corn from the interior. The
Among the ships now in the stocks, are two at Newcas. greater part of the produce shipped at that port has to be tle-one of 750 tons, and another of 800 tons; tbese are conveyed in land carriage, of the rudest and slowest jescrip- both elegant specimens of merchant ships. At Bath, the tion; in cumbrous and heavy wagons, drawn by oxen, over ship Hannibal, of 630 tuns, is almost ready for launching. a trackless country. The trade which centres in Odessa is The ship South Carolina, of 769 tons, was launched some marked by the courses of the rivers Dnieper, Bug and Dniester. days since, and the ship Rapahannock is almost ready for The navigation of the Lower Dnieper is interrupted by a launching; This is the largest merchantman ever built in series of falls and rapids above and near the river's mouth, the Cnited States. Her length on deck is 180 feet, her beam which makes land transport often preferable, down this part 37 feet, and ber depth 23 feet 4 inches, and she measures of the stream, and indispensable in ascending it, and the about eleven hundred and forty tons! This ship is thoBug and the Dniester can only be navigated by small vessels, roughly built of Virginia white oak and Georgia pine. that cannot encounter the sea round the points to the port,
(Boston Mercantile Journal. and land carriage is thus again necessary. These obstacles to, and difficulties of land carriage, would, however, rapidly
Prince De Joinville. disappear, if the demand for wheat at Odessa were considera. bly increased. Certain it is, that Podolia, with the excep. the steamboat Norwich from Baltimore. On Saturday he
The Prince de Joinville arrived here on Friday night in tion of the Theiss, in Hungary, produces the greatest amount took passage to Hampton Roads in the steamer Star, and of grain, at the least expense to the cultivator, of any district , visited the French frigate L'Armide, bearing the flag of Adin Europe. A compromise between the sliding scale and a fixed duty mira! Arnous, and returned to Norfolk at five o'clock in the
evening to dine at French's Hotel. has been proposed under the signature which formerly conveyed to the public the useful opinions of Mr. Deacon Hume, bor, was decked off with flags and saluted the Star, with
The French merchant ship Ballochon, lying in our har. It is a mixture of both schemes ; and proposes to levy a fixed cheers as she came out of the dock. duty of 5s a quarter on all foreign wheat, besides a fluctua. tion impost of 20s, when the average price is 40s, which was also decorated with national flags in compliment to the
The French brig of war Bisson, lying off Town Point, sball decrease gradually until it ceases altogether, when the Prince, and as the Star passed on her way down, her yards price is 60s.
were manned, three cheers given and a broadside salute fired. The last proposition is, that of the manufacturing interest; it is for a trade in corn wholly unobstructed by fiscal regu- nous, who came up in an open boat from Hampton Roads,
The Prince accompanied by his suite, and Admiral Arlations or duties. And this appears to us—not ignorant or visited yesterday the United States ship Pennsylvania, Capt. unmindful of the importance of the question, and the mag. Skinner, and a salute of 21 guns was fired on his leaving, nitude of the interests involved in any alteration, or of the which was returned by the Bisson, with the American enwant of information on many material parts of the subject, sign at the foremast head. He then proceeded to the Navy on which knowledge would be the most valuable - the Yard. We learn the Prince de Joinville was to leave in the wisest, and the safest plan.—London Journal of Commerce. Baltimore boat of last night.-Norfolk Beacon. Price of Flour in Ohio, 18 20 to 1840.
A Mighty Chain of Railroad. In the speech of Mr. Muller of that State, in Congress,
We learn from Batavia that the railroad thence to Buffalo upon the Fiscal Bank Bill, published in the Ohio Statesman will be very soon completed. On the Rochester and Auwe find the following statement of the price of four in the burn line but seven or eight miles remain to be finished ; eastern part of Ohio for 21 years viz: 1820 to 1840 inclu- the cars already cross the Cayuga lake on the new bridge sive
erected for the purpose, and will in a few weeks run over
the whole line. The Boston road to Albany is nearly comYear. cts, per bush. Year. cts. per bush.
pleted; in a very short time therefore the “ last link” will be 1820 20 1831
50 completed in the great chain from Buffalo to Boston, a dis1821 31 1832
tance of near sir hundred miles! The whole world can1822 1833
not exbibit a specimen of railroad enterprise to equal this. 1823 1834
The longest one in England is not more than one-third the 1824
length of this. 1825
John C. Spencer, Secretary of State of New York, has 1827
been appointed Secretary of War, in the place of Judge 1828 50 1839
McLean, declined. 1840
50 1830 50
O The UNITED STATES COMMERCIAL AND Death of Gen, Edward Paine.
STATISTICAL REGISTER, is published every WednesGeneral Edward Paine, one of the earliest settlers of day, at No. 76 Dock street. The price to subscribers is Northern Ohio, died at his residence in Painesville, on the Five Dollars per annum, payable on the 1st of January of 28th ult., at the advanced age of 96. General Paine was each year. No subscription received for less than a year.one of the first to engage in our glorious Revolutionary strug- Subscribers out of the principal cities to pay in advance. gle. He led on the first company that broke ground on Dorchester heights, soon after which Gen. Gage evacuated Bos PRINTED BY WILLIAM F. GEDDES, ton. He was stationed on Governor's Island when the Ame
No. 112 CHESNUT STREET, rican army retreated out of New York, and his company covered the retreating army.
Where, and at 76 Dock St., Subscriptions will be received,
COMMERCIAL AND STATISTICAL
EDITED BY SAMUEL HAZARD.
PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1841.
The heaviest item of cost in the transportation upon works The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.
of this description is the expense of maintaining them in reFifteenth Annual Report of the President and Directors pair, and to diminish, as far as practicable, this source of ex. to the Stockholders of the Bultimore and Ohio Ruilroad penditure has been the object of all the improvements in Company.
modern railways. While it must be admitted that a inore At a regular annual meeting of the Stockholders, held, than has been adopted on the roud between Baltimore and
substantial construction, and with the heavy improved rail, pursuant to the charter, on the second Monday of October, 1811, in the city of Baltimore, the President and Directors Harper's Ferry, is indispensable to all that is practicable on of the Balti:nore and Obio Railroad Company submitted the this head, it is satisfacwry to perceive that even with the following report and statements of the affairs of the com.
light and imperfect plate rail, greater economy is altinalile
than the board have heretofore felt themselves at liberty lo pany :
promise. Frost. Of the Main Stem to its present termination at Owing to the dilapidated condition of the whole line of Harper's Ferry; and of the Wushington Branch.
road, the expenses of repairs amounted in the year 1837, to The statement marked A, exhibits the affairs of the com- upwards of $97,600. In the years 1838, and 1839, the board pany on the 3uth ultimo; and the revenue and expenses of commenced their preparations for the renewal of part of the the Muin Stem, during the year, ending on the same day, track with the heavy II rail, and for the renovation of the are shown by the statement B.
remainder upon the original plan of structure. In 1840 the The statements C and D exhitit the affairs of the Wash cost of repairs was reiluced to little more than $85,01-0, and ington Road on the 3uth ultimo, and also the revenue and in the year just closed, in which for the first time the effect expenses on the sane, for the year ending on that day. of the previous improvements could be fully usted, it
The statements show that the general decline in the trade amounted to the sum of $69,095 44, being upwards of $26,of the past year injuriously atlected the transportation upon 100 less than that of 1837, and more than $16,000 less the, Main Stem; and that although, for the conveyance of than the year immediately preceding. The repairs of the passengers, the revenus somewhat increased, the receipts from nineteen iniles of the heavy H rail, not having us yet rethe transportation of provuce and merchandise decreased, as quired any new material, bave cost $180 per mile; while compared with the previous year, $ 11,312 18. This de- for the ninety-two miles of old plate rail, the cust for malecrease will be found to consist principally in the article of rials is $325 46, and for labor and superintendence $599 four, of which there have been transported during the past per mile. It may also be stated that during the past, com136,851 barrels less than in the previous year; and it is be- pared with the previous year, the actual expenses for repairs lieved that so great a falling off in the transportation of this of locomotives and lenders, of passenger and burden cars, article may be accounted for by the partial failure in the and of depols, and water stations, have been considerably crops, and the consequent diminished amount destined for reduced ; and it will be seen that the aggregate reduction in market. It may also be observed, that, in consequence of the expenditure during the year for the foregoing objects, the low rale continued to be charged for Iratisportation upon amounts to upwards of $40,554. the Canal, the boar] have been unable to avail themselves, The capacity of the motive power has been much im to much extent, of the increased rawes authorized by ihe law proved, and adapted, without additional cost for repairs, to 4 of the last session of the Legislature.
considerable augmentation of business. The condition of The board have the satisfaction to state, however, that the the passenger and burden cars has likewise been improved, expenses have been also considerably reduced, so that not. so as to be more efficient than at any previous period : and withstanding the falling off in the amount of transportation. in eacla of the above branches of the service, a further dimthe nett surplus of the present will be little less than that of inution in the annual expenditure may be anticipated. the previous year.
In addition to the above items, there has been expended Ii ought indeed to be observed, that the effects expected during the year in the construction of new tracks, for the from the renovation of the road, and the reduction of the eight wherled box cars, a sum exceeding $700 is, in the coninclined planes; from the improvements in the moving power struction of water stations east of Darper's Ferry nearly and machinery generally, in the passenger and burden cars, i $8000, and for the erection of an engine house, the extenand in the department of transportation, and supervision : sion of the shop, and construction of tixed machinery at this and from the economy introduced into the system of repairs, Mount Clare depot, upwards of $2000. are only now beginning to be properly felt, and that the ex. In the same period, the company has been compelled 19 perience of the past year warrants the belief that the expec- pay for certain improvements long since introduced into use, iations entertained from these measures will be fully realized. and without a knowledge that they were protected by any
The ten miles of road, which, at the date of the last an existing palent; for long standing claims for right of way, nual report, were in process of re-adjustment, have been which had been left unsettled at the time of constructing thoroughly renovated ; and the entire line of road from Bal- the road, and from damages arising from other causes, uptimore to Harper's Ferry, baving been substantially renew- wards of $6000. ed, is now in a condition of greater efficiency and durability After these and all other expenditures, on every account, than at any previous period. In the vpinion of the engi. since the last annual repori, the operations of the road even neers, it will be capable of fully accommodating any in- 10 Harper's Ferry-and under the disadvantage of the ca. creased transportation which may be expected from the ex. sual falling off in the transportation of the year-together tension of the road to Cumberland, for some years, without with the receipts from the Washington Branch, shows a a greater expenditure for repairs than has been incurred duro nett annual profit of $135,418 86. being nearly three and ing the year just ended.
one-half per ceni, upon the original capital of $1,000,000, VOL. V.-31
a new importance from tbe fact that the loss of half a mil- of tbe soitoad. would, of itself. require a considerable inlion of dollars already obtained from the banks would re crease besond the ordinary cireolation, and ibat these orders, ma'n a torben and dead los ottil the work could be car. safe as they are from the ordinary cascalties attendant upon ried to its terminariya. Coder these circumsarees, a sus irrespas de paper : might be advantageously allowed to take pension of the work could not be thought of, if it could be the piace of the various indisałual issues which were prepresim aroided. Tre only lezitimate resource applicable rioosis in circulation. From all these causes, it was boped, in this part of the rord was the city sobscription; and to ap. t:at the present arount might be paid out without mateply this with the least poesia de boss, became an imperative rially, or if at all affecting their valce ; and at all times, down cory. In this crisis, to relieve the ciis agthorities from the eren to the present period, the contractors bare not only dilemma, is avoid any he: upon the sock, to bostand ibeir , beeu willing. bat antious to receive even more than it bas Trenorces, and at the same time to push forward the work, leen deemed espedient to gire ther. the board resolved, to receive from the city, from time to time. It is taken for granted that no one supposed that the reif it shool deem it expedient for its purposes, the 6 per ces droposing of these orders in money forms any part of the stack at parin payment of her sabschipion. They also pro- company's obligation. Unlike bank paper tbey are issues posed to the contractors and others fornishing the company from which the members of the board individually derive po with the necessary lahor and materials to receive payment profit nor any pecuniary advantage whatsoever, but on the in the funded debe ef the city, at par, instead of money. To contrare in common with their fellow-citizens must share this they consented. prosided adequate portions of the stock ens depreciation in their par raloe. should be so disited as to meet their purpurea in distributing They were issued to enable the City of Baltimore to psy it to pay the laborers and met demands growing out of bei: her subscription, and promptly finish the work to Cumber. pisa'e engagements. To effect this end, tbe scheme of is. !and, without a sacrifice of her stock, and at a considerable spinz stock orders fundable in the six per cent stock, at par, saring of interest, ar.d consequent exemption from the newas devised, and wes carried into effect accordingly; and by cessity of taiation. The obligation of the company is on these means, and, to some erlent, by tbe direct sayment of the face of the orders; and in each annual report, and in ra. the city stock, the work has been prosecuted—and in a short. rious ways, has always been distincuy announced; to fund er time than even the most sanguine could have anticipated,' them in cits stock at par; with the additional engagement -o its present termination. That the public at large bare' to receive them at par in all debts due to the company. derived and still do derive great benefit from these stock or. These promises will be complied with in good faith and ders, which the circumstances of the times have rendered a to the fullest extent; and though the orders may depreciate circolsting mediam, will be admitted. The banks basing nerer so low, the company will continue to receive them at in 1839 for the second time in two years, suspended specie jar. Any loss wbich may, in this way, be sustained by the payments, these orders bave supplied the necessary purposes company, it is not doubted will be cheerfully borne in con of the retail trade, of so much importance in the aggregate,'sideration of the vast advantages which, by the early comwith an easy and secure currency, and at the same time mea- pletion of the work, will be conferred, not only upon the sorably relieved the community from an amount of tax, which stockholders, but upon every citizen of this community, had the subscription of the city been paid in money, would If the board could now incur a new and farther obligation, have bren imposed upon the citizenz And it is no more dever at any time contemplated, and undertake to redeem iban just to remark, that on these grounds the chief advan. the orders in money, they could not redeem a part only for taze in tbe extensive cireulation of the orders must result to the benefit of a few without comprehending the whole; and the city and the community rather than to the company is for such purpose it is apparent that the company have no soing them, whose original design and porpose would bave means at their dispusal; neither the subscription by the city heen better answered if they could have been speedily funded nor that by the State, onder existing laws and ordinances, in the city debt.
being applicable to that objech. Even the amount of interest Of these sleck orders, of all denominations, there have upon the stock, which has been saved by the issue, has acbeen iseved log the commissioners of stock up to this date crued to the benefit of the city treasury, and not to the comthe sum of $1,419,051-and of these, $13,712 have been pany. funded. For the entire sum so issued, city stock has been By an arrangement with the city authorities, these crders transferred to the commissioners in trust for the holders of are receivable in payment of all taxes and other dues to the the orders.
city, wbich are understood to amount annually to not less It is understood, however, that in the minds of some, an than $500,000. The revenue of the Railroad Company apprehension is entertained that this amount is greater than alco daily amounts to upwards of $1,500, and in the year the ordinary demands of circulation require, and appeals to upwarus of $600,000. have been made to the board to stop any further issue, or to It is confidently hoped that, hy limiting the amount of adopt some other means by which a depreciation in their the issues, even if the present sum shall by any be deemed par value may be prevented.
100 great, an amount will be constantly absorbed, sufficient The ultimate security of the orders, based as they are upon to prevent any injurious depreciation. the stock of the city, cannot be questioned ; and the holders The board have come to the determination not at present may at any time acquire their value, and six per cent. in- to increase the issue of the stock orders. beyond $1,500,000; terest thereon, hy funding them in the stock which they re- and in future to act in conjunction with the city authorities present. The board. however, notwithstanding the impor. in the adoption of any practicable means by which a lese iance they attach to the prompt completion of the railroad, amount may be definitively limited, and thereafter gradually now so far advanced, to Cumberland, and their just claim reduced, or for devisiog other means to sustain the value of upon the cordial co-operation of all interests in the city of the orders. Baltimore to this end, are not insensible to the obligation of If, in these efforts the board be seconded, as they have preventing as far as their intervention can present, any de a right to espect, by the public authorities, and other insti preciation in the value of these orders, arising from any ex. tutions, and hg their fellow-citizens generally, whose busicessive i sue.
ness and prosperity are so vitally interested in the great en. It is understood that the regular circulation of bank paper, terprise in which the board are engaged, they do not doubt even under the specie standard, was not much short of $2,- that the present temporary cause of uneasiness will subsido 800,000, and that from various causes, it is now reduced to and the orders be maintained at their intrinsic value. $1,000,000, and in fact for purposes of small circulation, the It cannot be doubled that the people of Baltimore may hanks can do nothing whatever. Indeer!, to obviate this dif- do much to sustain or depress the standard of these orders, ficulty the board, upon the special application of the City-lo quiet or spread alarm.-without regard to their real Councils, were induced to increase their circulation by the value; and it is not less doubtful that efforts which may issue of orders below the denomination of one dollar. succeed in bringing them into disrepute, will not only supply
It has been supposed also that the enlarged trade which their place with a circulation less entitled to support, and kas. Leen brought to this city by the expenditure on account more exposed to ultimate loss, bus will also seriously retard
if they do not suspend the prosecution of a work upon Cost of Road west of Harwhich the trade of the city so much depends.
2,058,532 66 It will be at once perceived that to enable the board to John I. Donaldson and Fieldcarry on the work, and continue the linitation they now ing Lucas, Jr., for this propose to assign to the amount of the issue of orders, and amount of city six per ultimately to reduce the circulation within a still more nar cent. stock, placed in their row limit, the application of the resources specially appro hands for the redemption priated to the extension of the work from Harper's Ferry of the stock orders ...
1,500,000 00 towards Cumberland must be essentially changed.
Baring, Brothers & Co., Lon.
3,181,052 59 This great work has hitherto been pushed forward by the Interest on State bonds.....
1,123 80 application of the city stock, in one form or other, at por; City six per cent, stock on while most of the other principal works of internal improve hand..
242,616 48 ment have been partially or altogether suspended. It is now Bills receivable.
1,234 92 within less than a twelvemonth,—and at a comparatively in- Expenses of stock certificates considerable expenditure-of its completion to Cumberland, of the State, to he refund. and within seven inonths of its extension to Hancock, and ed by the Commissioners from either of these points, it is to yield a profit upon the capi of Loans.....
1,711 40 tal, and greatly invigorate the trade of the city. Payment Cash in the hands of disfor much of the work remaini to be done, and for
940 73 rials to be furnished may be made by the direct application Cash on hand ..
240,445 75 of the city stock at its par value, and this mode as far as it can be done advantageously, may be continued, but it is at
$12,260,258 33 the same time obvious that, independently of this resource,
Ca. to prevent a suspension of the work in its present unfinished state, a considerable amount of current funds will be
Loan at six per cent. for the needed.
purpose of taking stock in
the Washington Road... In this emergency it becomes the duty of the board to
Stock........ continue to look to the subscription by the city as the only
.$4,000,000 00 resource; not merely because it is specially pledged and ap
Less instalments unpaid.... 257 50 propriated to this part of the work, but because an attempt
3,999,742 50 to make sale of the State bonds in the existing crisis, would
Stock orders issued.....
1,408,051 33 be hopeless, unless at a sacrifice ruinous to the company
Due the Washington Branch
Road.. and to the public. While, therefore, the board will hereafter,
126,640 14 as heretofore, consult the convenience of the city authorities, Loans from banks on city by continuing to receive the stock at par in such amounts
stock on account of the as can be directly applied in payment, it will be necessary: Bills payable—notes for in
city of Baltimore ...
219,148 00 nevertheless, to require in money, or some equivalent to it, such further instalments as may be required to prevent a
surance on Iron from Eng.
land......... suspension of the work.
3,948 36 Nor is it doubled that a requisition for this purpose may State of Maryland five per
City of Baltimore..
2,219,979 69 be made of the city, in such manner, and upon such terms as will reconcile it both to her inclination and ability to
cent. sterling bonds......
3,200,000 00 comply.
Premiums on sterling bills..
Interest on city stock. It appears in the foregoing report, that in addition to the
6,916 97 Revenue...
392,948 23 amount of interest returned to her treasury, upon the stock represented by the orders and not funded, the city has claim
Less expenses, repairs and
interest ed, and been allowed to share in the dividends of profits
319,705 68 earned by the employment of the old capital, and by the
+73,242 55 operations of the present road. Her share of the dividend will amount to $60,000, and with the interest heretofore re
$12,260,258 33 turned, will exceed the sum of $100,000. By these means
Office of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, she will possess the present ability to pay in money an instalment sufficient, within a few thousand dollars, to com
October 1, 1841. plete the unfinished graduation, masonry and bridging to
J.J. ATKINSON, Secretary. Cumberland. The board also entertain the hope that the amount annu
B. ally collected to provide for interest upon her subscription of $3,000,000 but which will not be required for that purpose, Statement of the Revenue and Expenses of the Baltimore may be conveniently contributed towards the payment of and Ohio Railroad Company, on account of the Main such further instalments in money as may be necessary to Stem of the Road, for the year ending the 30th of Sepfinish the road.
The amount received for the transportation
of passengers and merchandise, for the
year ending the 30th of Sept. 1841, is.. $391,069 87 The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, October 1,
And the expenses for the same period are as
follows, viz :
Expenses of transportation, including fuel,
salaries of superintendent, agents, conBranch Road.....
ductors, &c. &c.
$107,207 64 $1,032,600 00 Cost of road to Harper's
Repairs of the road..
69,095 44 Ferry ... .$3,465,048 79
Carried forward ..... Real Estate and Depots.... 266,156 86
$176,303 08 $391,069 87 Locomotives, Horses, Mules, and Harness, Passenger
+ To this amount is to be added the dividend due the and burden Cars........ 268,794 35
Main Stem from the Washington Branch Road, viz: $61,956, 4,000,000 00 | and which will make the neit revenue $135,193 55.
Broegbt istward ... $176,303 03 9391,069 87
D. Repairs of depots .
Statement of the Revenue end Ergenser of the Parking Repairs of water stations... 743 31
ten Branch of the Baltimore and O‘is Rairsad, for Repairs of passenger cars .. 7,119 99
the year ending the 3th of September, 1811. Repairs of borden cars..... 17,783 17
The amount received for transportation of
passengers and merchandize, for the year Construction of new borden
ending tbe 3. th of September, 18:1, is.. $131,700 53 and passenger cars ......
And the expenses for the same period are as Construction of new water
follow, siz: stations and engine houses,
Bonds to the State, 1-3 of
the receipts from passen. improvements at depots at Moont Clare, Frederick,
$43,407 21 Harper's Perry and the
foel, salaries of the Supercity blocks; seulement of an old claim for right of
intendent, Agents, Con
doctors, &c. &c....... 30.905 17 way, &e....
11,830 23 Office and incidental ez
Repairs of the Road... 13,746 48
Repairs of depots and water penses, including salaries, house rent, &c 10,966 35 stations....
Repairs of passenger cars.. 4,497 76
Repairs of barden cars... 4,592 37
Interest on the Elkridge
Landing Bridge annuity. 750 00 The interest paid during the
Office and incidental es pen
ses, including house reni, year on account of the Joan created for the pur.
Construction of tonnage dechase of stock in the Wash. ington Branch Road,
pot at Washington,..... 2,153 70 amounts to..... 56,328 00
Construction of new burden And the dividend to be re
Settlement of old claim for ceived from said road.... 61,956 00
right of way and damages 1,075 50
127,548 80 Showing the nett revenue for the year to be $135,458 86 Showing the nett revenue of the road to be $104,151 73
Ofice of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Oc Office of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, tober 1st, 1841.
Octo. J. J. ATKINSON, Secretary.
ber 1st, 1841.
J.J. ATKINSON, Secretary.
Something for Ornithologists.
We were yesterday shown one of the most singular and WASHINGTOX Brascu RAILROAD, outre specimens of ornithology which we ever saw. It was October 1st, 1841. a bird resembling in point of shape and color of plumage, an
owl. The face, however, had an animal appearance, and D#.
looked much like that of a baboon ; the claws, feet and legs Cost of road, real estate, engines and cars. $1,652,463 25 too were foreign to the usual construction of those of an owl, Cash in the hands of disbursing officers... 56 34 resembling those of a hen. The bird was shot a few days Due by the Baltimore and Obio Railroad.. 126,640 14 ago on Petit's Island.-U. S. Gazette.
There is now in Wilmington, (N. C.) a strange bird of the owl species, which was disabled by a shot and taken
alive on the sea shore, about eight miles from town. No one Ca,
about here has ever seen an owl of the kind, nor does AuStock......
dubon in his ornithological work give any account of sucb. Annuity at 5 per cent..
25,000 00 Its face, like the one spoken of above, strikingly resembles Dividends unpaid...
that of a baboon, and its feet and legs have no feathers like Revenue .... $231,700 53
our common owls, but have a few hairs only, and are in apLess state's bo
pearance very much like hens feet. Its back and the upnus, one-fifth
per part of its wings are grey, spotted with white, the breast of receipts
yellow, the face and under portion of the wings of a dirty from passen
white.-Wilmington (N. C.) Chronicle, gers ........ 43,407 21
Snakes. Expenses, Re
The editor of the Concordia (Louisiana) Intelligencer pairs and In
says: “Louisiana is a delightful country, but very snaky. terest... 84,141 59
Our office and sleeping room are so near to, that they may -$127,548 80-104,151 73 be said to be inside of a cotton field. Every night on going
to rest we have to shake the snakes out of the bed; we con
$1,779,159 73 sider it amusement to kill three or four before getting to Office of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Octo- just been disturbed by a long garter crawling over the table,
sleep. What makes us write about snakes is that we have ber 1st, 1841.
making rather free with our
newspapers. We have an idea J. J. ATKINSON, Secretary. of setting up a snake museum.”