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Chain cables, per ton
Citron, in cases
Cloves, in bags
Cloths, in bales..
Cloths, in cases, (English)
Cocoa, in bags.
Cochineal, in ceroons
Codfish, (dry,) per quintal..
Coffee, in bags.....
Crockery, in crates....
Crockery, in casks ..
Crockery, in cases.
Cordials, in cases of 1 doz.
Cordials, in hhds ...
Cordials, in puncheons..
Corks, in bales.
Corkwood, bdls. or bales.
Copper, in pigs, per two hundred lbs.
Copper, in sheets, per top...
Copperas, in casks...
Cubebs, in bales........
Currants, in bbls........
Currants, in caroteels...
Cream tartar, in casks
Cinnamon, rolls or bales..
Dates, in frails .....
Demijohns, (empty) 5 gal...
Demijobs, (empty) 3 gal...
Demijohns, (empty) under 3 gal.
Dry goods-

Cottons, in cases .
Linens, in cases.
Hosiery, in cases
Handkerchiefs, in cases.
Gloves, in cases. ..

Woolen hosiery, casks.
Dundee linens, in bales, all sizes, average
Dunnage mats, each....
Earthenware
Emery, in kegs
Figs, in drums...
Figs, in frails....
Filberts, in bags
Flour, in bbls.
Flour, (Sago) in bags....
Fish, (cod.) per quintal. .
Fish, (herrings,) in kege...
Fish, (mackerel,) in bbls
Fish, (mackerel,) in 1 bbls.
Furs, in casks
Furs, in cases.
Furs, in bales...
Flocks, woolen, in bales.
Flax, in bales
Felt, in bales.
Fustic, per ton...
Gomboge, in cases
Gin, in pipes...
Gin, in 4 pipes.
Ginger, in bags..
Ginger, (E. I,) in cases.
Gum Arabic, in cases..

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Guns, in cases..
Gudny bags-

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In bales, (3 bush. bags)...

In bales, (4 bush. bags)...
Glue, in casks
Gutta percba, loose, per one hundred pcs. average.
Glass, (window,) in bxs.
Glass, (plate,) in cases....
Hardware, in casks...
Hats-

Maracaibo, in ceroons..
Maracaibo, in cases
Panama, in cases.

Panama, in ceroons.
Hides, (Ox,) loose, each..
Hides, (Deer,) in bales.
Hides, (Deer,) in bundles.
Hemp, (Manilla,) in bales
Hemp, (Italian) in bales.....
Hemp, loose, per ton.....
Hops, in bales......
Hops, do compressed..
Hosiery, (woolen,) casks.
Indigo, in ceroons.....
Indigo, in cases...
Iron, in bars, per ton
Iron, in rods, per ton
Iron, in sheets, per ton.
Iron, hoop, in bundles of 56 lbs

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Iron, in pigs, per ton....
Ipecac, in ceroons....
Iron, railroad......
Iron, boiler plates, per ton.
Iron rods, in coils, each.
Iron wire, in mats...
Jalap, in bales.....
Jewsharps, in casks or cases.
Kirschenwasser, in cases, 1 dozen.

in hhds.
Laces, in cases....
Lard, in kegs.
Lead, in pigs, per ton of 2,000 lbs
Lead, in sheets, or in rolls, per ton..
Lead pipe, in cases...
Lithograph stones, in cases..
Licorice paste, in cases.
Licorice sticks, in cases.
Licorice roots, in bundles..
Licorice root, in bales, each.
Linens, (Dundee,) in bales, average..
Linens, in cases...:
Looking-glass plates, cases.
Logwood, per ton..
Lignumvitæ, per 2,000 lbs....
Macaroni, (Italian,) in cases.
Macaroni, (French,) in cases..
Madder, (French) casks,
Madder, (German) in casks.
Magnesia, in cases.
Manna, in cases.

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5-4ths. Mustard, in cases... Musical instruments, in cases. Nails, in kegs . Nails, in bags. Nutgalls, in bags.. Nutmegs, in cases. Nutmegs, in barrels Nutmegs, in casks. Ocbre, in casks..... Oil, (olive,) in cases. Oil, (olive,) in baskets... Oil, (olive and other,) casks. Oil, (essence,) in cases.. Oil vitriol..... Olives, in cases.... Olives, in jars.. Olives, in kegs. Opium, in cases. Paints, in barrels Paints, in kegs. Paper, in bales. Paper, in cases Paper cigars... Peas, (preserved,) in cases. Palm leaf, (Esteras,).. Palm leaf, per bundle... Pencils, (lead,) in cases. Pepper, in bags. Peruvian bark, in bags. Peruvian bark, ceroons Pipes, in boxes. ... Potash, (hydrate of,) in cases.. Prunes, in casks.. Prunes, in bbls Prunes, in } bbls. Prunes, in bbls.. Prunes, (in paper,) cases. Prunes, (in glass,) cases. Pimento, in bags. Pianos. Quinine, (bottle,) cases. Quicksilver, in flasks Raisins, in boxes... Raisins, in 4 and 1 boxes.. Raisins, in kegs... Raisins, in f kegs Rhubarb, in cases.. Rum (Jamaica,) in puncheons.

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(Bay) Sardines, (Guilloux,) in cases. Sardines, (A. Camus,) in cases Sago, in cases.... Sarsaparilla, (Honduras,) in bales. Sago flour, in bags . Segars, in cases.... Segars, loose, per box, all sizes. Segars, in bbls. and

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20 25 25 30 Steel, in bundles, per bdle.

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15 15 20 20 Spelter, in plates, 2,000 lbs.

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10 10 20 Toys, in cases. Toys, in casks.

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10 10 25 25 Vermicelli, (French) in cases..

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10 10 Watches and Jewelry, per case..

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40 40 Wine, in butts.....

40 40 Wine, in pipes..

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15 15 Wine, in 1 pipes,.

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20 20 80 30 Articles pot enumerated, at rate to correspond with those allowed for packages of similar size, or property of like general description. Such as are of unusual weight or size, as compared with enumerated articles, to be charged a reasonable compensation for labor and for storage according to space occupied, as compared with rates allowed for other storage.

All packages of ordinary and usual size to be charged at rates not exceeding those specified in the first column of prices, to wit, the lowest rates.

The higher rates indicated in the second columns are intended to apply only to packages of more than ordinary size or weight.

The rates for labor include both receipt and delivery of goods. The rates for 'storage are per month. If goods are taken from store at any time during the

first of the month, one month storage chargeable; after the first, to be computed by the half month.

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POSTAL DEPARTMENT.

PROGRESS OF THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. Prescott's Electric Telegraph gives the following sketch :

At the commencement of 1848, it was stated that the length in operation in this country was about 3,000 miles. At the end of 1850, the lines in operation, or in progress, in the United States, amounted to 22,000 miles. In 1853, the total number of miles of wire in America amounted to 26,375.

It was but fifteen years since the first line of electric telegraph was constructed in this country; and at the present time there are not less than 50,000 miles in successful operation on this continent, having over 1,400 stations, and employing upwards of 10,000 operators and clerks. The number of messages passing over all the lines in this country annually is estimated at upwards of 5,000,000, producing a revenue of $2,000,000; in addition to which, the press pays $200,000 for public dispatches.

In Europe there are lines rivaling those in America. The electric wire extends under the English Channel, the German Ocean, the Black and Red seas, and the Mediterranean; it passes from crag to crag on the Alps, and runs through Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Russia. India, Australia, Cuba, Mexico, and several of the South American States, have also their lines ; and the wires uniting the Pacific and Atlantic States will shortly meet at the passes of the Rocky Mountains.

In Europe, Great Britain and Ireland have the greatest number of miles of electric telegraph--namely, 40.000. France has 26,000 ; Belgium, 1,600 ; Ger. many, 35,000 ; Switzerland, 2,000 ; Spain and Portugal, 1,200 ; Italy, 6,600 ; Turkey and Greece, 500; Russia, 12,000; Denmark and Sweden, 2,000. In Italy, Sardinia has the largest share of lines, having about 1,200 miles; and in Germany, after Austria and Prussia, the largest share belongs to Bavaria, which has 1,050. Saxony has 400 miles ; Wurtemberg, 195. The distance between stations on lines of continental telegraph is from ten to twelve miles on the average, and the number of them is about 3,800.

In France the use of the electric telegraph has rapidly increased within the last few years. In 1851, the number of dispatches transmitted was 9,014, which produced 76,723 francs. In 1858, there were 463.973 dispatches transmitted, producing 3,516,634 francs. During the last four years, that is to say, since all the chief towns in France have been in electric communication with Paris, and consequently with each other, there have been sent, by private individuals, 1,492,420 dispatches, which have produced 12,528,591 francs. Out of the 97,728 dispatches exchanged during the last three months of 1858, 23,728 were with Paris, 15,409 with the thirty most important towns of France. These 15,409 dispatches are divided, as to their object or nature, as follows:-Private and family affairs, 3,102 ; journals, 523 ; commerce and manufactures, 6,132 ; Bourse affairs, 5,253; sundry affairs, 399.

In Great Britain, the rate of charges upon the telegraph lines was formerly very exorbitant, but within a few years a great improvement has taken place. According to the tariff, as last arranged by the Electric Telegraph Company, all messages, consisting of not more than twenty words, are transmitted to distances not exceeding 50 miles for 25 cents; to distances not exceeding 100 miles, for 62 cents; and to all greater distances, for $1 25. For each additional ten words, or fraction of ten words, proportionate charges are made. In certain exceptional cases the 25 cent charge is extended to much greater distances than 50 miles ; and the 62 cent charge to much greater distances than 100 miles.

These exceptions include towns of the highest commercial and manufacturing importance, with which a large telegraphic business must always be transacted. Thus, between London and Birmingham, (112 miles,) the charge is only 25 cents; and between London and Liverpool (210 miles,) London and Manchester (180 miles,) and London and Carlisle (309 miles,) the charge is only 62 cents.

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