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NORTHERN LIGHTS.

nishing in magnitude as its elevation | iron broke, in consequence of which and distance increased, till, gradually the car was dashed with violence assuming a globular form, it became against some rising ground, and Mr. too diminutive for the organs of vision. Livingston much bruised. The Balloon, The whole time, from its first ascent however, was secured about 5 minutes until it totally disappeared, was about before five, nearly six miles from the thirty-five minutes.

sea, not far from Stockton-upon-Tees. The Balloon continued to travel about three hours successively, without meeting with any accident, during On the evening of Sunday the 17th inwhich time it passed to the distance of stant, about nine o'clock, the Aurora nearly 150 miles, so that Messrs. Li- Borealis shone with peculiar brilliancy vingston and Sadler must have been over Liverpool, and its vicinity. А conveyed at the astonishing rate of 50 stream of light, apparently arising miles an hour. About 25 minutes be- from the north-west horizon, reached fore four, passing near Chorley, they the zenith, assuming a variety of supposed their elevation to be about sportive forms. This phænomenon, a mile and a half. A quarter before after continuing a short season, grafour, they were near Skipton, and in dually disappeared. sight of the Humber. About five minutes past four, they thought their By a letter from New York, dated elevation to be four miles ; the ther- | September 9th, 1819, we learn that mometer was then at six degrees, and the Yellow Fever rages in Baltimore. the cold intense. About ten minutes From 10 to 21 cases have been rebefore five, the sea appearing in sight, ported every day. In New York also, they prepared to descend; but unfor- a few have lately died of the same tunately, in landing, their grappling dreadful malady.

YELLOW FEVER.

We are,

COMMERCIAL RETROSPECT, OCTOBER 22d, 1819. The complaints of the stagnation of trade are universal, and the advices from the Russian capital to the pillars of Hercules, all concur in representing the present epoch as unequalled in commerce. Great Britain must consequently largely participate in the difficulties of the times; and the late official documents evince it, in a serious defalcation of the revenue. however, inclined to believe, that many of the causes are of a temporary nature, and we look to the meeting of Parliament for the adoption of measures, which will give quiet to the manufacturing districts, and inspire confidence in the monied men to lay out their capitals. At present, purchases in most articles are made on a very small scale : to this may be traced the general paralysis in cvery branch, and the tendency which almost every article shews to decline. It is matter of consolation, however, that we have to face the winter with granaries well stocked, and the necessaries and even the luxuries of life at extremely low rates.

Raw Sugars, which form the most prominent feature in our Imports, still partake of the languor noticed in our last, and inferior descriptions are fully 1s. to 2s. per cut. lower.

In Cottons, the returns of each week's sales have displayed succssively a trifling depression, and the sales for the past month do not exceed 17,820 bags. This place bids fair to be a great mart for Sheep's Wool of all descriptions; we always had large imports of common Wool from the Highlands of Scotland, but of late great quantities of Wool from South America, Spain, and Portugal, have found their way here, and offer to the manufacturer a decided ad vantage in many respects.

The Market for Spirits exhibits unusual depression. The stocks of Rum are very plentiful, and a better supply of Cognac Brandy and Holland Geneva, has seldom been known.

The imports of Russian Tallow are very abundant, and the prices bave rather given way. Oils continue to decline. The imports of Palm Oil from Africa, are likely to continue on a large scale.

The East Company's sale of Indigo, 7000 chests, commenced on the 19th inst. The prices of the lots already sold rule 3d. to 4d. higher than in the last March sale. Here, 19 chests of Madras Indigo were sold at 45. to 4s. 4d. for Ordinary ; 45. 6d. to 4s. 10d. for Middling; and one lot at 6d.

per lb. Dyewoods may be considered lower. Fruit.-One vessel has already arrived with new Fruit from Malaga. The season in the Mediterranean and Spain, has been exceedingly favourable ; the crops have been abundant, and reported to be of fine quality. The quantity of old Fruit upon hand is considerable.

Grain.-At the Corn Exchange, each market day, prices of every description evince a decided tendency to retrograde. The averages in each Gazette are lower, and it appears that the farmers are bringing their stocks very freely forward.

In Irish Provisions very little variation can be observed, with the exception of Butters, which have yielded 3s, to 4s. per cwt.

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PROVISIONS.

6. d. 1. d. Beet new, terce 05 Oa 1100

barrel 65 0 70 0 Butter, y cwt.

84 0 Cork dry 3rds, new

pickled new ands. 88 0 900
Belfast dry new...... 950 96 0
Newry do........... 900 92 0

Pork, Irish, brl. 88 0 96
LEATHER, th.

Butts, 16 ti ...1 10
Dressing, 20 a 21h....1 9 1 10
Calf, Vdoz. 40 a 501b..27 2 9

Do. 30 a 35 ..2 2 2 4
Horse, Ib. ........ 6 1 7

SUNDRIES.- Liverpool, z2d Oct. HAY, old, y 201b. ......1s. Id. a 08.0d new..

07 010 STRAW, Wheat, ¥ 201ħ. 04 POTATOES, new, 211b.0 6 OATMEAL, Psack 240]5.300 36 0 FLOUR, best, 'sk.2407b.500 55 0

seconds........40 0 46 0 FRESH BUTTER, V1602...... 1 3

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Average Prices of Number of Bank

Sugar, Gazette. rupts in Gazette. Sep. 22 ..358. 11d. Sep. 21.......... 5 29 ..36 6 - 25....

..10 Oct. 6 ..36 50 - 28..

6 13 ..36 114 Oct. 2..........19

- 5.... 6

9...... 9 Prices of Coal - 12..........11

Ton of 22401b. - 16, 11.-19, 22
Wigan.... 158. 6d.
Country ..10 0

Total.. 88

Prices of Sundries at Rio Janeiro,

2d September.
Cottons-Minas Novas, Varr. rees 6400
Geraes...

5200
Tallow, u arrrobe....rees- 3300 a 3400
Hides, Buenos Ayres,.. lb. 90 96
Rio Grande

80 90
Horse ..........each 600 700

135

Cleared
for sea.

29

Prices of Bullion. Liverpool.
Foreign Gold, in Bars ......£3 17 104
Portugal Gold, in Coin........3 17 101
New Doubloons

..3 13 6 New Dollars....

..0 5 0 Silver, in Bars, Standard......0 3 2

List of Vessels Arrived.
From West India and Bri-7

tish Settlements in 36

North America
East India and Africa 5
Brazils ..

9
United States.... ..11
Ireland

177 Europe and all

other Parts

2 9 14 142

350

76

21st Sep. to 22d Oct. Total 288

272

Rates of Insurance. L. pool.. Lond.
To West Indies y cent. 358 405 3583

U. States of America 40 30 40
British America .... 100 8098
Brazils

30 30 35 East Indies

63 63 Coast of Africa.... 42 Gibraltar

20
Mediterranean...... 40
France and Holland 40 20
Baltic

90 40 London

20 Ireland West Coast 20 15 9

East Coast.. 30 20 30

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WHOLESALE.-L. pool, Oct. 22, 1819.
SUGAR, cwt.

8. Muscovado, dry brown 53 66

middling 58 68
good ......

70 80
fine..

82 88 Refined, Dble.Loavs 6.a7lb. 125 135

Single do. 10-141b. 94
Lar. Linps. 46-501b. 90 96

Canary do. 24-28]. 100 110
MOLASSES, British ...... 32
RUM,gallon, 16 0. P. 38. 2d. a 38.3d.

Leewards, common 21 2 2
BRANDY, Cognac.... 4 0 4 3
GENEVA...

3 0 3 1 COFFEE, Pcwt.

8. s.
West India, ordinary.. 96 a 104

middling ..108 112
fine..

..122 MAHOGANY, ¥ toot, $. d. $. d. Honduras

1 0 a 1 3 St. Domingo ...... 16 1 9 Cuba

13 1 6 COTTON,Ph.Sea Isl.

2 5

3 6
good to fine
ordinary to middling 1 9 2 3
Bowed, Georgia. 1 1 12
New Orleans

1 1 1 5
Pernambucco 16 17
Marauham

1 4 15 Barbadoes

1 2 13 West Indies

1 0 1 1 Surat

07 Bengal

07 DYE WOODS, ton, £. $. £. 8. Barwood, Angola ....B 0 a 9 0

Gaboon .... 6 0 7 0 Fustic, Cuba..

90 10 10 Porto Rico.... 6 0 7 0

Jamaica 7 0 60 Logwood, Campeachy 70 7 5

Jamaica.... 6 0 6 10

Honduras,.. 6 10 6 15 Nicaragua Wood,

.23 250 small

10 0 12 0 TOBACCO, th. 8. d. . d. James River

0 31 a 0 8 stemmed... 052 08 Rappahanock 0 34 05

stemmed... 03 06 Kentucky

0 3 05 ASHES, Wcwt.

8. d. $. d. Ist, Pot, fresh, U. S. 400 a 41 0

Montreal ....34 0 36 0

American, 1st, Pearl 39 0 40 0
TAR, ¥ barri.Stockholm 17 6 18 0

Archangel 17 0 18 0
American 16 0 18 0

338. a 36s.
duty paid,
East India ..

12 15 HIDES, V lb. Buenos Ayres 6d. a 9d.

West India 5 6 BRIMSTONE, ton, £. s. £. rough

24 0 a 24 10 SHUMAC, Pcwt.

. d. s, d. Sicily

.. 20 6 a 22 0 HEMP, Vton,

£. 8. £. s. Petersburg clean 46 0 a

Riga Rhine ......48 0 49 0 FLAX, y ton,

£. s. £. $. St. Petersburg 12-head 750 a HOPS, in bgs. Kent, new 3 14 4 ro

Sussex .. 3 10 4 4
In pockets, Kent., 4 0 4 14

Sussex 3 14 4 6

Worcester 4 0 4 16
PINE TIMBER, cub ft. s. d. s. d.

American ........1 7 a 1 8
Baltic

2 5 2 6 SALT PETRE, y cwt. 34 0 37 0 GRAIN,

$. d.

s. d.
Barley, Engl | 601b. 4 0 a 5

Irish & Foreign 4 0 4 9
Beans, Engl. Y qr...44 0 48 0

Foreign .... 29 0 400
Flour, barrel,
American, sweet 38 0 42 0

sour..31 0 33 0
Oats, Engl. y 45tb.

3 4 36
new ....

3 10 4 0
Irish & Foreign 2 10 30
Wheat, Engl. 70f5.10 0 10 9
Irish.....

80 9 0 Dantzig .... 96 10 3 TALLOW, 11215. 8. d. 8. d.

Russia Y. Candle 600 a
Brazil....

.66 0 67 0 OILS, Y tun, Olive....£79 0 a 81

0
Seal ...36 0 38 0

Cod ......37 0 38 0
Greenland Whale....38 0
Palm,

.400
Linseed, y gall... 38. 7d. a os. od.
Rape ............ 3 9 4 2
Turpentiue, cwt.62 0

Liverpool Exports of British Manufac

tures, from 220 Sep. to 21st October. Cotton Stufis 251874 pcs. & 941975 yds. Woollen do... 24774

3704 Worsted do... 5112

2016 llannel ......

219

95781 Linun Cloth.. 222

279309 Kersevere.. 1637

155
Carpeting 55

22407
Baize..
1303

9
Blanketin 191 pairs, 18104
Hats, 4159 doz.-Hose, 9449 doz, pairs.
Hardware, 6074.-Nails, 1721 cwts.
Copper, 1942.---Glass, 2773 cwt-637 crts
Bar and Bolt Iron, &c....... 1002 tons.
Lead, 315 tons.-Tinplates, 1554 boxes.
Earthen ware ..........3919 crates, &c.
Retined Sugar

550 cwts
White Salt to Foreign Parts 9025 tons.
Ireland......

463 Rock Salt to Foreign Parts 4023 Ireland

3718 Coals to Foreign Parts ....

1819 chal, Ireland

2382

Prices of Stock, London, 19th Oct. Bank Stock...

2194 34 Cent Reduced 30 Cent Consols... 684 40 Cent Consols... 861 5 Cent Navy Annuities ..1044 Bank Long Annuities.... 17 18 Omnium

..dis. Consols for Acct.......... 694

IRISH FUNDS.- October 16.
Bank Stock
Government Debentures,3 cent,

5 V cent, Government Stock, 34 y cent....

5 cent...... Royal Canal, 4 cent..

AMERICAN FUNDS.-Oct. 19. 3 Cents

..625 New 64 Cents ...

1014 (The above with Div. from October.) U.S. Bank Shares

100 LIVERPOOL DOCKS. £93 5 for 100, Aug. 4, at 5 cent, inter. payable in Lond.

or L. pool half yearly.

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Liverpool Imports, from the 22d Sept.

to the 21st October.
Sugar, B. P. 3993 hhds. 593 tces. 132 brls.

--E. India, 4523 bags, 34 cases.

Foreign, 183 cases, 31 chests.
Coffee, B. P. 265 casks, 922 bags.
Foreign, 380 bags.

ton, West India, 1096 bales, 14 bags.
American, 2304 bales.--Brazils, 7030
bags, 1552 bales, 111 serons.-East

India, 381 bales.
Corn, Wheat, 24278: Barley,371; Oats,

14978; Beans, 206; Malt, 3032; Peas,

59: Rye, 4 qrs.
Rum, 1181 punch. 36 hhds.-Wine,

47 hhds. 24 pipes, i butt, 16 aums.
Geneva, 95 pipes.
Tobacco, 1245 hhds. 1 bale.
Rice, 273 casks. 918 bags.
Flour, 10 bris.-Fustic, 143 tons.
Logwood, 178 tons.
Nicaragua Wood, 20 tons.
Indigo, 50 cerons.
Quercitron Bark, 33 hhds.
Madders, 10 casks,
Turpentine, 1406 brls.-Tar, 567 brls.
Tallow, 4513 casks,Ashes, 1730 brls.
Hemp, 385 bundles.
Hides, 14084; 94 bundles.
Iron Bars, 3886.
Oak Bark, 145; Valonia, 75 tons.
Pimento, 1151 bays.
Ginger, 659 bags, 234 brls.
Pepper, 11 bags.- Brimstone, 187 tons.

Ireband.
Butter, 28235 casks, 211 kegs.--Rape-

seed, 108 bris. 559 bags, 4303 scks.
6279 qrs.--Cows, 2744.- Heifers and
Oxen, 242.-Sheep, 1438.-Pigs, 1206.

Peas.

Frank-
Beans.

46 9
263 12 468 9d
25 6

24 11
Madrid, 354. effect. Cadiz, 36.

24 3 Average Prices of Grain for the 12 Districts.

Bourdeaux, 25 60.
37 5
37 4

37 1
Wheat. Rye. Barley., vats.
Amsterdam, 12 : 0 C.F. Ditto at sight, 11 : 17. Antwerp,
Ports closed against all kinds of Grain for home consumption.

Course of Exchange, in London, October 19.
12:3. Ex. M. Hamburg, 36 : 4:2 U. Altona, 36 : 3:2 U.
Sffect. Barcelona, 36. Gibraltar, 30. Leghorn, 47: Genoa, 134.
116. Lisbon, 521. Oporto, 531. Rio Janeiro, 674. Dublin, 114.

66 1.428 68 9

66 10 isth Sept. 708 8d Paris, 3 days' night, 25 60. fort on the Main, 152. Ex. M. 2d Oct.

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the one hand a view of the Long Island, HEBRIDES.

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in detached lumps far to the northFriday, July 22d.-Loch Namaddy ward. On the other hand, we had a affords a great number of good and a view, though an imperfect one, of safe harbours and inlets, but in a those three remarkable rocks called picturesque view it ranks low indeed: M'Leod's Maidens, which rise immewhen a country rises in immense hills diately from the sea to a great elevaor rocky mountains, we lose the un- tion: one of them, we understood, is pleasant idea of sterility, in contem- perforated; but the distance at which plating their varied and august forms, we stood, soon shut them up from our in admiring the colouring produced by view, with the high rocky head of Braflying clouds, or the native tints of their cadale. Towards evening, the grand unclothed strata; but when this is re- chain of the mountains of Cullen, at duced to a mere flat, we meet with no- the south end of Skye, came in view, thing to arrest or engage our atten- their tops shrowded in mists. Beyond tion; a cursory view takes in at once these, stretched to a low point, lay the all the parts which compose it, and the extremity of Slate, and completed the eye wanders, satiated and fatigued, western view of the island. over the uninteresting expanse. We now stood across for Cannay,

The latter observations will nearly the coast of which to the northward rose apply in the present instance; some with the same rocky abruptness as the patches of cultivation, however, were generality of these islands; but its mingled with the general barrenness, height, though very considerable, apbut the whole was rendered still more peared much diminished by a compaunpleasant by the gloominess and rison with its more elevated neighwetness of the weather, which kept us bour on the other side of the channel, confined on board the vessel during the island of Rum. the whole day.

The night appearing rough, we came Saturday, 23d.-Sailed at four in to an anchor in a fine bay formed by the morning, with a very light breeze, the islands of Cannay and Sandy. which carried us slowly down the chan- Sunday, 24th.— In the morning we nel. From hence we had a view of went on shore, and walked to see the Skye, stretching a great length, and remains of a small tower, situated upon terminating in two long and similar a remarkable rock, composed of pebpoints, which, forming a supposed re- bles mixed or run with a matter which semblance to the extended wings of a bears every resemblance to lava. * bird, formerly obtained it the name of On the back side are some strata of the Winged Ísland. The intermediate basaltes varying from squares to pencoast formed an agreeably varied out-tagons; but their angles are ill defined, line, sweeping into green hollows, or and surfaces rough, inclining generally rising to abrupt cliffs, over which three to the bending form. On the top of cascades were seen pouring their this heterogeneous mass, a small semiwaters.

circular tower had been erected, as reWe here observed a whale playing port says, by some jealous husband, as on the surface, and blowing the water the temporary abode of his suspected to a considerable height. A misty rain, wife, who, to prove that his suspicions which had been gathering some time were not unfounded, contrived means to the westward, now overtook us, and to escape with her gallant, in spite of soon enveloped all our prospects of all his precautions. land in total obscurity; this, however, at length cleared away, giving us on * See the Plate in No. 2, of this Magazine. No.9,- VOL.I.

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