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540 THE LEADER. [ffo. 474, April gg^ lSg...
HOME, COLONIAL, AND FOREIGN PRODUCE MARK...
REVIEW OF THE WEEK. Friday Evening, ThSk...
East Suffolk Railway.—The Earl of Stradb...
JOINT-STOCK COMPANIES. This EngHsli Diro...
Salmon JPisu«ra,—During tho week lha i'g...
Friday Evening.. The Uncertainty Respect...
operatives vrho had struck have returned to their employment , and such was the g 6 od feeling which had arisen , that they refused the advance which was offered them .
540 The Leader. [Ffo. 474, April Gg^ Lsg...
540 THE LEADER . [ ffo . 474 , April gg ^ lSgo ^
Home, Colonial, And Foreign Produce Mark...
HOME , COLONIAL , AND FOREIGN PRODUCE MARKETS .
Review Of The Week. Friday Evening, Thsk...
REVIEW OF THE WEEK . Friday Evening , ThSke has been no variation in the produce market that requires special remark . Trade ., of course , has been affected by the state of affairs on the Continent , and by the approaching election , but ajto < rethei \ a fair average business has been transacted , and prices are generally without material variation . . Sugar . —Prices are maintained T > y the firmness of the holders , but the market is still languid , and the limited amount of business done shows a want of activity in the demand . British West India .-r-Jamaica , 40 s . to 43 s . Mauritius , 42 s . to 44 s . fully .
84 s . to 87 s . ; fine D . C . orange , i 05 s . ; ordinary and dark , button sort , 90 s . to 95 s . Logwood . —Jamaica , sold at 3 Z . 17 s . 6 d . to Ah Fustid—Jamaica sold at 5 l . 12 s . 6 d . to 51 . 15 s . ; Honduras , 51 ; 10 s , per ton . Cutgh . —Pegu , sound , 36 s . ; heated , 35 s . Gambiek remains very steady , good cfuality , 17 s . Ahgou- —Oporto red , 43 s . >' Ambergris . —41 s . to 43 s . 6 d . per oz . Ahiseed . —China star , 81 s . 6 d . ; bark sold at 28 s ., 80 s ., and 38 s . ; Carella Alba , 32 s . Cardamoms . — -Madras , 3 s . 8 d . ; second pile , 3 S ; 4 d . to 3 s . 5 d . . .. .
Gum Animi . ' —East India sold , ordinary unsorted , 7 Z . ; inferior , Ah 10 s . ; dark , 21 15 s . to 31 . 7 s . 6 d . ; washed small sold at 51 . Gentian Root , 15 s . 6 d . Gmi Copal — African sold , chiefly middling rough , 45 s . to 50 s . ; ordinary small , 25 s . ; superior , 75 s . ; Manilla good , 26 s . ; middling , 18 s . ; ordinary , 10 s . to 15 s . Gum Kowrie sold at 16 s . 6 d . to 17 s . Other Gums . —Assafcetida , 50 s . ; Benzoin , 6 / . 10 s . ; Olibanum , low red drop , 26 s . ; Sandarac , picked , 51 . 7 s . Rhubarb . —Good quality sold , fiat at 2 s . 8 d ; to 2 s . 9 d , ; round , 2 s . 4 d . to 2 s . 5 d . ; common quality , round , Is . 8 d . to Is . 10 d . ; flat , Is . lOd . to Is . lid . Castor Oil . —Ordinary yellowish to middling seconds sold at 4 | d . to 5 Jd .
Aniseed Oil . —Star sold at 9 s ., being 3 d . to 6 d . lower . Vanilla . —Ordinary sold 15 s . to 18 s . 6 d . "Verdigris , Is . 6 d . Beeswax . —West India sold at 91 . 5 s . ; Mogadore , 61 . 7 s . 6 d . to 81 . 12 s . 6 d . India Rubber . — Guayaquil , Is . 2 d . Plumbago . —Ceylon Dust , 18 s . Tallow . —T . C . still rules in favour of sellers , the present price being 54 s . 9 d . on the spot ; 55 s . 3 d . for the last three months ' delivery , Linseed Oil is not saleable over 2 Sl . 5 s . Rape Oil . —The demand is not brisk at 427 . to to 421 . 10 s . for foreign refined , and at 38 Z . to 391 . for brown . . Olive Oils . —G allipoli remains at 471 . down to 42 ? . for Mogadore .
Cocoa Nut Oil is steady , and 23 pipes Ceylon sold at 417 . to 417 . 10 s . for fair to good . Fine Cochin is worth 431 . Palm Oil . —There is not rnueh . business doing at previous rates . . Linseed Oit . r-Bombay sold at 51 s ., and Calcutta at 47 s ; to 49 s ., as to quality . Poppy seed sold for arrival at 46 s . 6 d . Turpen'tine . — Spirits are still quoted at 44 s . for American , and at 43 s . for English , but there is not much doing ; Spelter sold at 2100 s . , Scotch Pig Iron is rather firmer , and closes at 51 s , 3 d .
Corn . —English wheat in small supply since last return . Foreign arrivals also very moderate . No variation from the rates on Monday took place . Flour and Barley steady . The arrivals of Foreign oats have been large , but price much lower . Floating Cargoes . —Since Monday few arrivals have taken place at ports of call . The chief demand has been for Maize , which has an upward tendency , and of which one cargo Venetian lias boon sold , at 27 s . per 480 lbs ., and 28 s . net per 492 lbs ,, as well as one Odessa at 28 s . 6 d . per 492 lbs . Egyptian Barley has brought 21 s , 9 d . per 400 lbs ., duty paid . A cargo of Egyptian Wheat has realized 28 s . 6 d ., all cost , freight and insurance . Arrivals into London from April 18 to April 20 . Kng Ueh & Scotch . Irish . Forokrn . Wlioat ( quarters ) 1 , 420 — lM > 80 JBarloy ,, , 070 — 7 . 720 Oats „ 100 1 , 400 2 / J 870 Walt ,, 3 , 170 — — Flour ; Jfing'lisli , 1 , 030 tmoks-, Foreign , 2 ,-1-iO onclcs .
Foreign . —Clayed Manilla was bought in at 38 s . 6 d . to 39 s . A floating cargo of 4 , 000 bags Brown Bahia has been sold for Gothenburgh , at 25 s . 3 d . fully insured . Refined . —No alteration can be quoted in $ his market , in which a steady but limited business is transacted . Molasses , —Ordinary Antigua sold at 15 s . Coffee . —The tone of the market is firmer than yesterday , and full prices were in almost all instances realised at the public sales . Plantation Ceylon mixed and ordinary unclean , 53 s . to 57 s . ; triage , 65 s . to 68 s . 6 d . ; fine and fine ordinary , 71 s . to 73 s . ; low middlijng brownish , 73 s . 6 d . ; middling , 74 s . to 79 s . ; good middling , 80 s . ; pea berry , 77 s . to 85 s . 6 d . ; Neilgherry sold at 89 s . ; second size , 83 s . 6 d . to 84 s .
Cocoa , —The finest qualities of Trinidad continue to find buyers at extreme rates , while other sorts are ' neglected . Trinidad fine red , 69 s . 6 d . to 71 s . 6 d . ; San Antonia , 75 s . to 76 s . ; Grenada at 42 s . to 43 s . Privately some business has been done in Trinidad at 47 s . to 50 s . Tea . —The trade continue to show confidence in the market , and have bought steadily to-day at full prices . Edm . —Demerara sold at 2 s . Id ., and a small quantity Berbice at 2 s . proof . Fine Jamaica has also been sold at 4 s . 6 d . to 48 ^ lOd . per gallon . RrcB . —Good middling white Bengal at 10 s . In other respects the market is very quiet . Sago .- ^ Bright small pearl , 19 s . 6 d . ; large , 17 s . Tapioca . —Fair Rio , 6 £ d . ; ordinary , 3 id .
Akrowroqt—Continues in moderate demand ; ordinary St . Vincent , 3 d . ; good , 5 £ d . ; ordinary Natal , 3 £ d . to 4 £ d . ; middling , 6 Jd . to 6 $ d . ; good and fine , 7 d . to 8 £ d . Pepper . —Penang , 3 jd . ; Singapore , 4 d . White Pepper—remains dull of sale , and 640 bags Penang and Singapore in auction wei ' 6 withdrawn , Cayenne Pepper . —African West Coast , 8 cl . Pod Pepper * . —Good Sierra Leone , 40 s . ; Zanzibar , damaged , 56 ? . Pimento has sold at nearly the former value ; common and middling quality , 3 d . to 3 J < i . ; good middling , 3 jd . CassiaLignea .- —Only a few lots have sold ; first Tpile , 90 s . ; SQCond , 85 s . Ginger . — -Ordinary Jamaica sold at 7 . 7 s . to 82 s . Cloves ;—Penang , Is . ; Amboyna , 4 | d . to 54 d . 3
Mace . —lenang sold at moderate prices ; good middling , Is . 4 d . tp Is . 5 d . s rather pale , Is . 6 d . Nutmegs again went off without . spirit , at prices in favour of the buyer ; Penang s . mall brown , Is . 7 d . to Is . 8 d . ; middling , Is . lid . ; bold , 3 s . to 39 . 4 d . ; small limed , Is . 4 d . to la . 5 d . Salti'etbe sold at 39 s . 3 d . Ooi ? TON ,- ^ -Thi 8 market remains without transactions . ¦ JOTh .- —The market remains , dull . Prices from \ 5 l . to 17 / . 10 s . * . " Hemp . — Damaged Manila sold , first class at 21 * . 15 s . to 24 / , 10 s . j second , 2 QI . 5 s . to 22 ? . 15 . ; Italian Ferrara , 401 . 10 s . to 41 J . 'j Bologna , 40 Z . to 46 Z . Coir Yarn . —Common to middling Ceylon sold at 221 . 15 s . to 20 s . 10 s . _
Coohjnbal . —The market is atoady at the previous quotations ; Honduras silver , ordinary to fair grain , 8 s . 4 d . to 8 s . ioa . } Tonerlftc ordinary silver , In . Gd . ; fair to good , 3 s . 7 d . tQ 3 s . 9 d , ; ordinary Wftolc , 8 s . 9 d . to 3 s . lld . j middling , 4 s . to 4 s . Id . © ivixowER . —The common ana loose qualities ot Bengal are again rather lower , 41 , lfis . to 5 / . ISs . ed . j middling , 11 . 5 S . Mauder Root . —Bombay sold at 27 s . to 28 s . $ h « lla , o . —Gpod fair button sort sold at 110 s . } good . native livery orange , 87 s . Gd . to 88 s . ; liver ,
RAILWAY INTELLIGENCE ,
preference dividends of £ 12 , 728 16 s , and a dividend of 3 s . per share on the original shares . The rerv « . t was adopted . i ' ' The general meeting of the ¦ Buffalo and Lain . Huron Eaihyay Company took place on Wednesday The report was not so favourable as was expected owing to the commercial stagnation produced W the failure of the crops in 1858 . The traffic-of the half-year , from all sources , amounted to £ 32 , 840 10 s . 4 d . being an excess of £ 7 , 028 over the previous half year , and £ 4 , 063 over the correspond ing period of 1858 ; but this hnd arisen principally from the opening of an additional 47 miles . The report was adopted .
It appeared from the report of the Bahia and San Franciso Railway Company , at the meeting on Wednesday , that the past year had been principally occupied in making the necessary preparations for establishing the undertaking . The accounts showed a total sum received of £ 270 , 000 , and the expenditure was . £ 234 , 170 12 s . 4 d . leaving a balance of £ 35 , 829 7 s . 8 d . in favour of the company . The report was adopted . The weekly traffic return of the Groat Western Railway of Canada , just received , shows a decrease of 3 , 395 Z . sterling .
The London and South Western Railway Company having undertaken to work the Isle of Wight Railway , when completed , two members of their board ^—viz .. Captain C . E . Mangles , M . l \ , and Mr . Serjeant Gazelee , have become directors of the latter undertaking . In consequence of the dissolution of ' Parliament the adjourned special meeting of the Great Western Railway Company is .-adjourned- until the 15 th of June .
Tub adjourned special meeting of the Manchester , Sheffield and Lincolnshire Company , was held on Monday at Manchester , The bills for the transfer of the Warrington and StocJkporfc Railway , nnd for the making of tho now line from Garston to Liverpool by the London and North-Western Company , were unanimously approved . The half-yearly meeting of tlio West Flanders Railway Company was held on Tuesday , when resolutions were passed adopting tho report and statement of accounts , nnd approving a dividend of 4 s . Od . per share for the haltf-year , payable on tho 3 d of May next . At the half-yearly meoting of tho S ' mnbro and Mease Railway Compuny , a report was presented stating that the truffle was improving , and thoro was a net available balance of revenue of £ 18 ,, 714 3 s . 7 d , from which tho directors proposed to pay the
East Suffolk Railway.—The Earl Of Stradb...
East Suffolk Railway . —The Earl of Stradbroke , the chairman of the company , has published a letter in which he observes , that unless . tins lineis made available for traffic on or before Moncla } 1 " , the 2 nd of May , it ; will be desirable to call a meeting of shareholders and the public generally at Ipswich to ascertain who really is to blame . Toulon and Marseilles . —The works' of this railway have been pushed forward so actively that it is expected the line will be ready for traffic at the beginning of May . A train of several waggons went through , the other day , from end to end .
Speed ok Railways . —The following is said to be a correct calculation of the speed in a given time on the railways of different countries : —" England , raa ' n speed , 30 , express , 60 ; maximum , 82 . Germany , main speed , 3 G , express , 58 ; maximum , 70 . United States , main speqd , 40 ; express , 8 G -, maximum , 100 . France , main speed , 40 ; express , 7 : 2 ; maximum , 86 . It should be borne in nmnl that in the United States there are lines of the length , of S , 800 miles , the stations on which are at great distances from each other . Railway Directors and the Railway Association . —Complaints have been laid before the Kentish magistrates respecting facilities afforded by the Soutli-Eastcrn Company for the conveyance ot .
prize-fighters and their ' attendant mobs , and a promise has been made on behalf of the company that the evil shall be provided ng ^ mst . Me anwhile , the disgraceful fight between the Briyhton niul boutn-Western , which enn yield no other results than those of damaging the property of hundreds ot fumilics and setting the demoralising example of blind ana destructive antagonism , where only there should be rational competition iuul a reliance upon tlie law , still continues without tlio slightest intorposition on the part of the shareholders , who , possessing tho power to prevent it ,. mnst cither do so , or bo regarded ns its abettors . Tho !*;"'« « 5 Association is evidently worse thnn use cs . i iirsuc ) matters , since , while apparently ^ . " ^ "I ^ S ^ JL 0 ?* anything , it leads the public to bohovo tl . ut tl ore s a constituted body that may bo trusted to net at tlio proper momont . —7 ivics .
Joint-Stock Companies. This Enghsli Diro...
JOINT-STOCK COMPANIES . This EngHsli DiroctorT ^ Ftiie . Gunonil Bank of Switzerlnnd have called a meeting ot ho ; Ijngllj n sharalioldera for thp 2 nd Of May , vliun WJW to bo ablo to lay before them a lull statement oi in . counts fi'om Paris and Goncvu . " . At tho ordinary half-yearly mooting of . \ ° J » ™ £ Surrey Docks and Canal Company , a dlvido 1 JJJ declared of 5 per cqnl . per nnniuu , f rcu ol comu tax , on the preference shares , and 4 l ^ . f & Sj J annum on the ordinary aharo capital , i \«* " > S ° to bo paid in equal moieties in Hay and No ' »™' On the . buainosfl of tlio year thoro ' ^/^ a ,: crease , as compivrod with 1857 , of 81 sliipsaml -i , ^ - tons .
Salmon Jpisu«Ra,—During Tho Week Lha I'G...
Salmon JPisu « ra , —During tho week lha i'g fisheries are much boloj the average cf las ^ yesterday showing a slight increase 1 « uu > nw ^ for whole fish , lij . 10 d . per pound , and quid , «»• JOuily Scotsman .
Leader (1850-1860), April 23, 1859, page 28, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse2.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/periodicals/l/issues/cld_23041859/page/28/