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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-parages the quality of Odessa wheat rather unneces

We understand that slip-building has never been carried sarily. That wheat is heavier than the best Dantziz, and' on so extensively in Maine as during the present season.makes quite as wholesome bread ; indeed, when mised with Many large and valuable ships have been recently launched, a little wbiter 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'Culloch 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; these 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 osen, oser ship Hannibal, of 650 tons, 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 Drieper 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 United States, Her length on deck is 180 feet, her beam which makes land transport often preferable, down this part 37 feet, and her 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 considerably 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 Ad. in Europe.

A compromise between the sliding scale and a fixed duty mira! Arous, and returned to Norfolk at five o'clock in the has been proposed under the signature which formerly con

evening to dine at French's Hotel. veyed 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 harIt is a mixture of both schemes ; and proposes to levy a fixed cheers

as she came out of the dock. duty of 58 a quarter on all foreign wheat, besides a fluctuation 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. it is for a trade in corn wholly unobstructed by fiscal regu- nous, who came up in an open boat from Hampton Roads, The last proposition is that of the manufacturing interest; were manned, three cheers given and a broadside salute fired.

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. nitude of the interests involved in any alteration, or of the Skinner, and a salute of 21 guns was fired on bis leaving,

which was returned by the Bisson, with the American enwant of information on many material parts of the subject, on which knowledge would be the most valuable

the sign at the foremast head. He then proceeded to the Navy wisest, and the safest plan.- London Journal of Commerce. Yard. We learn the Prince de Joinville was to leave in the

Baltimore boat of last night. —Norfolk Beacon,
Price of Flour in Ohio, 1840 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 Cayoga 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



tance of near six hundred miles. The whole world can1822 381 1833


not exhibit a specimen of railroad enterprise to equal this. 1823 381 1834

59 The longest one in England is not more than one-third the 1824


33 | length of this. 1825


1121 1826



John C. Spencer, Secretary of State of New York, has 1827


been appointed Secretary of War, in the place of Judge 1828


84 1829



McLean, declined. 1830

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 Paide 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,


421 381


38 50 50 78 50






No. 16.

The heaviest itein of cost in the transportation upon works The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.

of this descriplion 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 exto the Stockholders of the Bultimore and Ohio Railroud penditure bas been the object of all the improvements in Company.

modern railways. While it must be admitled that a inore At a regular annual meeting of the Stock holders, helu, substantial construction, and with the heavy improved rail, pursuant to the charter, on the second Monday of October, than has been adopted on the road between Baltimore and 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 Ohio 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 altainabile

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 ycars 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 ihe 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 exhibit the affairs of the Wash cost of repairs was reluced 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 line the effect expenses on the same, for the year ending on that day. of the previous improvements could be fully tested, it

The stalemnts 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 aflected the transportation upon v00 less than that of 1837, and more than $16,000 less the, Main Stein; 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 miles of the heavy H rail, not having as yet re. the transportation of provuce and merchandise decreased, as quired any new material, bave cost $180 per muile; while compared with the previous year, $11,312 18. This de- for the ninety-two miles of old plate rail, the cust for male. crease will be found to consist principally in the article of rials is $325 46, and for labor and superintendence $399 four, of which there have been transported during the past per mile. It may also be stated that during the past, com136,831 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 tenders, 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 rate continued to be charged for trausportation upon amounts to upwards of $40,551. 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 raa's authorized by ihe law proved, and adapted, without additional cost for repairs, lo a 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 nol- so as to be more efficient than at any previous period : and withstanding the falling off in the amount of transportation. in each 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 It 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 $7001), in the coninclined planes; from the iinprovements 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 exten. and in the department of transportation, and supervision : sion of the shop, and construction of fixed 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 10 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 a sy

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 lest 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. sn the opinion of the engi. since the last annual report, the operations of the road evca neers, it will be capable of fully accommodating any in- to Harper's Ferry-and under the disadvantage of the cacreased 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 $135,4.18 80. being nearly three and ing the year just ended.

one-badf per cent. upon the original capital of $1,000,000, VOL. V.-31

& per importance from be facz tbat the loan of half a mi' of tbe soilroad, would, of itself, require a considerable inIson of doilars already obtained from the banks sould re- crease beyond the ordinary circulation, and ibat these orders, main a torben and dead $* orul the work cogld be care safe as thes are from the ordinary cassalties stiendant upon ried to its termination. Coder these circumsarees, a sus. irresp2 de paper : might be advantageopsis allowed to take pension of the work could not be thought of, if it coch be the piace of the various indivi'oal issues wbieb were prepoesiniy asided. Tre only lezicimate resource applicable riousis in circulation. From all these causes, it was boped, in this part of the rond was the ei:y sahscription : and to ap. 1 at the present arcount migbt be paid out without malepls this with the lezet poezii de loss, became an imperative rially, or if at all afseeung their value; and at all times, down ecy. In this eriss, 19 relieve the city ao!borities from the fren to the presert period, the contractors bare not only dilemma, is geoid ang Isi cpon the sock, to bastand their bees wiling. bat antious to receive even more than it has trenorces, and at the same time to posir forward the work, leen deemed espedient to give them. 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 sbool deem it expedient for its purposes, the 6 percepting of these orders in money forms any part of the stock al parin payment of her sabscription. They also pro- company's obligation. Unlike bark paper they are issues posed to the contractors and others furnishing the company from wbich the members of the board individually derive DO with the pecessary labor and materials to receive payment profit nor any pecuniary advantage whatsoever, but on the in the fonded debe of the city. at par, instead of money. To condary in common with their fellow-citizens must share this they cypernted. prosided adequate portions of the stock eny depreciation in their par raloe. shoold he so disi ed as to meet their pormes in distributing They were issued to enable the City of Baltimore to say it to pay the laborers and met demands growing out of beir her sutecription, and prompıly finish the work to Cumber. pisa'e engagements. To effect this end, ibe scheme of is. land, without a sacrifice of her stock, and at a considerable Sainz stock orders fondable in the six per cent stock, at par, ! caring of interest, ard con quent exemption from the newas devised, and was carried into effect accordingly; and by cessity of taxation. The obligation of the company is on these means, and, to some extent, by the direct payment of the face of the orders; and in each annual report, and in ra. the city stock, the work bas been prosecuted, and in a short- rious ways, has always been distinctly announced; to fund er time than even the most sanguine could have anticipated, them in city stock at par; with the additional engagement -10 its present tettrination. 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 circulatioz medium, will be admitted. The banks having never so low, the company will continue to receive them at in 1839 for the second time in two years, sospended specie jar. Any loss wbich may, in this way, he sustained by the payments, these orders bave supplied the necessary purposes company, it is not doubted will be cheerfully borne in conof the retail trade, of so much importance in the aggregate, ijeration 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, wbich stockholders, but upon every citizen of this community. had the suhscription of the city been paid in money, would: If the board could now incur a new and farther obligation, have bren imposed upon the citizens And it is no more dever at any time contemplated, and undertake to redeem than jout 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 circulation 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 porpose it is apparent that the company have no soing them, whose original design and porpose would have means at their disposal ; neither the subscription by the city

been 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 objec. Even the amount of interest of theee xteck orders, of all denominations, there have upon the stock, which has been saved by the issue, has acbeen izeved loy 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, which 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 apprebension is entertained that this amount is greater than also daily amounts to upwards of $1,500, and in the year the ordinary demands of circulation require, and appeals to upwards of $600,000. have been made to the board to stop any further issue, or to li is confidently hoped that, by 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 valuc may be prevented.

100 great, an amount will be constantly absorbed, sufficient The ulti-nate 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 les 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 devising other means to sustain the value of ppon 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 expect, hy the public authorities, and other instipreciation in the value of these orders, arising from any ex. tutions, and by their fellow-citizens generally, whose busicessive i-sue.

ness and prosperity are so vitally interested in the great enIt 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 doubted that the people of Baltimore may hanks can do nothing whatever. Indee!, 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 ur spread alarm.- without regard to their real Councils, wore 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 Loz. Leen brought to ibis city by the expenditure on account I morc exposed to ultimate loss, but will also seriously retard





if they do not suspend the prosecution of a work upon Cost of Road west of Har-
which the trade of the city so much depends.

per's Ferry...

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 limitation 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 par; City six per cent. stock on while most of the other principal works of internal improve

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 be 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 remaining to be done, and for

bursing officers .

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 In this emergency it becomes the duty of the board to

the Washington Road...

$1,000,000 00 continue to look to the subscription by the city as the only Less instalments unpaid....


-$4,000,000 00

257 50 resource; not merely because it is specially pledged and appropriated to this part of the work, but because an attempt Stock orders issued.....

3,999,742 50 to make sale of the State bonds in the existing crisis , would Due the Washington Branch

1,408,051 33 be hopeless, unless at a sacrifice ruinous to the company and to the public. While , therefore, the board will hereafter

, Loans from banks on city

126,640 14 as heretofore, consult the convenience of the city authorities,

stock on account of the by continuing to receive the stock at par in such amounts as can be directly applied in payment, it will be necessary: Bills payable-notes for in

city of Baltimore .

219,148 00 nevertheless, lo 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 Premiums on sterling bills..

cent. sterling bonds......

3,200,000 00

2,588 79 comply.

Interest on city stock . It appears in the foregoing report, that in addition to the

6,916 97

Revenue... amount of interest returned to her treasury, upon the stock

392,948 23 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

773,242 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.
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.

tember, 1841.
By order of the board,
LOUIS McLANE, President.

The amount received for the transportation
October 11th, 1841.

of passengers and merchandise, for the A.

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,
Stock in the Washington

salaries of superintendent, agents, conBranch Road...

$1,032,600 00

ductors, &c. &c. $107,207 64 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

t 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 nelt revenue $135,193 55.

Brooght Irward $176,383 03 $191,069 87

D. Repairs of depots

5,455 82

Statement of the Revenue cad Ergenser of the Washing Repairs of water stations... 793 31

ten Branch of the Baltisme ord 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 Repairs of locomotives... 20,640 64

The amoost received for transportation of Repairs of bridges......

58: 35

passengers and merehandize, for ebe year Construction of new barden

ending tbe 3. th of Sepiesber, 19:1, is.. $231,700 53 and passenger cars ......

9,766 16

And the expenses for the same period are as Construction of new water

follow, viz: stations and engine bouses,

Bonos to the State, 1-3 of improvements at depois at

the receipts from passenMount Clare, Frederick,


$43,407 21 Harper's Perry and the

Transportation, including city blocks; seulement of

fael, salaries of the Superan old claim for right of

intendent, Agents, Con

doctors, &c. Sc...... way, &e.... 11,850 23

30.905 17 Office and incidental ei.

Repairs of the Road... 23,746 48 penses, including salaries,

Repairs of depots and water bouse rent, &c 10,966 35 stations.....

435 62

Repairs of passenger cars.. 4,497 76
Making ....
261,239 01 Repairs of barden cars....

4,592 37

Repairs of Locomotives.... 7,972 91 And showing the earninga of the road for

Interest on the Elkridge the year to be ...

$129,830 86

Landing Bridge annuity. 750 00 The interest paid during the

Office and incidental espenyear on account of the

ses, including house rent, loan created for the pur.

salaries, &c......

6,872 C8 chase of stock in the Wash

Construction of tonnage deington Branch Road,

pot at Washington,.....

2,153 70 amounts to... 56,328 00

Construction of new burden And the dividend to be re


1,100 00 ceived from said road.... 61,956 00

Settlement of old claim for

right of way and damages 1,075 50
The difference is

5,628 00

127,548 80 Showing the net revenue for the year to be $155,458 85 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, Octo. tober 1st, 1841. J.J. ATKINSON, Secretary.

ber 1st, 1841.

J. J. ATKINSON, Secretary.

Balt. American

Something for Ornithologists.

We were yesterday shown one of the most singular and WASHINGTON Baascu RAILROAD,2 outre specimens of ornithology which we ever sav. 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 Dr.

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.

$1,779,159 73

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 Са.

about here has ever seen an owl of the kind, nor does AuStock......

$1,650,000 00

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

8 00 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 uppus, 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."



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