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mtkdk toil. WW TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1850. PRICE 5d. No. 8143. JENNY LIND AT NEW YORK. (From the American Papers.) port, which were 4008. in 1847, 8218. in 1848. and 42,260. in 1849, amounted in tlie last six months to 41,316., which affords satisfactory evidence of the preference which tbe port of Folkestone will obtain when it can present equal facilities in all other respects, as well as the advantage of speedy delivery. The uth-Eastern and Continental Steam Packet Company are making arrangements for a daily steamer for the carriage of merchandise between Boulogne and Folkestone; hitherto there has been one on only three days of the week. Conveniences will be provided at the London-bridge terminus for the examination of valuable goods, aa soon as possible. "Hie establishment for the repairs of carriages and been introduced by the inventor, Mr. Gray, with great success in England. "Of Miss Lind's singing I cannot convey to you a tithe of its effects. When once heard it rivets all as if by a spell, with wonderment and delight. Each evening brought some new variety of pleasant pastime, and Jenny was among the first to further it. The steamer to already so well known that all commendation of mine is unnecessary. The officers, crew, accommodations, and the magaifioence of her fitting-up are more than Europe ever expected to see. A committee wax appointed on board to receive subscriptions for a piece of plate to be presented to Captain West in token of the ehteem of those on board, and a large sum waa soon collected, among whom Jenny was a liberal donor. There were 145 passengers on board, and a more agreeable passage I never made, certainly none conducted with mora ability. MI fear I am trespassing, and with these few remarks I beg to subscribe myself, yours, A Passenger." OTlHP. Tn utrinnDiic i.t a nt (ia 'iat of Freight by these Steamers from Liverpool will be materially reduce.L HlTiSlI and NORTH AMERICAN ROYAL MAIL STEM-SU1PH, appointed by the Admiralty to betweou LITF.UPOOL and NEW YORK DIRECT, botween LIVERPOOL and BOSTON (the Boston ships HALIFAX, to land and receive passengers Th I aMty's Mails ne lulinwing or other vessels are appointed to sail from clT.0,' every Saturday, namely, fur BOSTON, Saturday, Sept. 2L iVi.0,A- for NEW YORK DIKECT, Saturday, Sept. 28. "rkica. for BOSTON. Saturday. Oct-. Ixr 5 nn "'P, hut without wiues or liquors, which can no oownao IIHii. lUHUum, -r 7 "ara. oTH charged Si. each. These steam-ships nave ac-'miiodntiou for a Limited number of second cabin passengers 1 t'jivti Pit Ar htr fVir. Mplj to J. B. FOORD, 62. Old Broad street, London rr-wVRD, Halifax; S. S. LEWIS, Boston; EDWARD st, ARn.jun.. New York; O. and J. BURNS, Buchanan-Glasgow or D. and 6. M'lVER. Water-street. Llver- STEAM between LIVERPOOL and HAVRE. Th first-class paddle-wheel Steamer CAMILLA is in-jl''ed to SAIL (with or without pilots) from Coburg Doclr, HAVRE, with floods and passengers, as follows From Liverpool, Saturday, September 21st. From Havre, Tuesday, Septeinler 34th. Tm j. Pares Fore cabin, 2ls. ifter coiin. 3f)e. r.i,-1 commuuicauou is intended to afford to shippers f'trl 'r -ho transhipment of French, German, and other "fn Soods by tho British and North American Royal Mail other steam-ships to tho Cnited States Fer freight or apply in Havre to DONALD CCRRIE; in Glasgow, nnd.l BURN (t Bnchanau-street; in London, to J. B. fct M. Old Broad-street and in Liverpool.toCHAKLES Ramford-stroet. AVir nit EXfli.A NO. 12Ui September. 1850. rSTHE cm tut nf ni rectors of the and COMPANY of the BANK of SLAN CrtVB NOTICE, that a GENERAL COURT iheldat rhe Bank, on THURSDAY NEXT, the 19th Tjisr 1 wive CIock precisely, to cuiinuet 11 aho be one of the Quarterly General Courts ap- by the Chftrter JOHN BlsNTLEY, Secretary. i.Aia iv iuc jrporaMfu nti" vum.y, hi urmt Winchester-street. Sept. 12, Ufiu). The COURT of HKCTORH HEREBY GIVE NOTICE thai they have this declared the usual HALF-YEAR'S DIVIDEND (being OM S1' at the rate of 6 per cent, per annum, payable at this ou after the loth October next, between the hours Vl Khiven and Two. "id they further Give Notice that the Transfer Books will Closed from the let to the October inclusively. By order of the Court, W. KETTLE WELL, Secretary. Notice of dividen d. bank of Nn a AUSTRALASIA (incorporated by Royal Charter. 1836i BliA London. Sept. 12. 1850. The COURT of of HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that a DIVIDEND 1 elye Shillings per share in tho oupiUl Stock of the Corpo-On t. rf nf Income Tax, will be payalde to the Proprietors tke 15th of October next, at their Offices as above, ST 'the hours of Ten and Three o'clock, letii Books will be Closed on Monday, the 23d Sep-w nd continue so until the dividend becomes payable. By order of the Court. WILLIAM MILLIKEN, Secretary. A SYLUM FOREIGN and lNViFPlcB. N- 72. Cornhill. t.tli!'ln HEALTHY LIVES, DOMESTIC LIFE Established in 1824 for 'mil HEALTHY lives, ana ror uracors ami AUtltK Lieut. Gen. Sir JAMES LAW LUSHINGTON, UfOT7 WILLIAM HALLETT. Esq. is nwr so fully understood that it would be wiiic), Ml conceive any combination of affairs requiring it the be itis'factorily and economically arranged at Th'uiir ln ffico. The Directors assemble on Tuesday and to u-h y' mi1 the Resident Director is in dairy attendauoe, nom applications should be addressed GEO. FARRfiN. Resident Director. AND-IN-HAND INSURANCE OFFICE, AH Nw Brldge-street, Blackfriars. (Instituted 168). lav whose Fire Insurances becomn due un Michaelmas 3 riueted to obsorve that their Receipts are now frmii nJ tnat tlie Money should be paid within 15 days i Poriod. No cliarge is made for the policy when the Kiv. amounts to 30o7. or upwards. And notice is hereby Fru, tluu a return of 100 per cent is made to all septennial of 233 wb-'w policies expire in 185; that to, that the wholo premium paid in Wis will be returned. ROBERT STEVEN, Secretary. "a-T- KJAL MILITARY COLLEGE. Such per- th r. are willing to CONTRACT for the SUPPLY of Sr ARTICLE, a ERY, Frora the 1st of January, 1351; MAKING of CLOTHING, to the 31st of December, 185S, ROCPttv Prom Lit ot January to the to tl, UT 8l8t of Becember, 18.l Buril "yl Military College at Sandhurst, in the county of send sealed proposals (post paid), with the word ender- on tne ru addressed to the Lieutenant Governor. i Military College, near Bagsliot. on or before tho 5th of noxt- Particulars of the Contract may be known upon fin the Lieutenant Governor's Office, at the College, day, except Sundays, betweun the hours of Nine In Uie Umtig and Four o'clock in the afternoon. TATCHES and their Management. T. COX 4 SAVORY and have published a Pamphlet tbp lne constructions of the various Watches in use at Liii 01,1 tinio. aud explaining the advantages of each, with mC i PriCtos. It is intended to give the information which ho nhfuJn. ti, of nn articlf. tho Lii eharactristW8 of which should be accuracy and dura- wat'i i '9" contains remrks on th i the proper management of fc byiiiH it bad irratis. on application ruuly or by Coi Savory and 47, Cornhill, seven doors frem Gracechurch street ijNO's PERMANENT MARKING INK, Hon B-he and by far the best, requiring no prepara-huus'T, "nrest means of protection for every variety of fur wifS "uei1 wearing apparel against loss or mistake, P-kreil if bc careful to ask for the genuine article, pre-HeU cfi 0 John Bond, 38, Long-lane, West Smith-venii'uli r-Hold by most ehemtots, stationers, and medicine -jce is. a Dotue A PPETITE and DIGESTION IMPROVED. iirlp4rt7''KA PEURINS' WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE Ifmost exquisite relish to steaks, chops, and all roast tnic'anrfV6? Kme 0un, curries, and salad, and by its f'tlv 'nvirorating properties enables the stomach to per- uany aw mi mis urumiuc PdHm "uce tlie best naleguara to tieaitn. Mbri Lea and Perrins. Vere-street. Sold by the Vere-streot, Oxford -street, anil ha i aj'. k. i A'essrs. Crosso and Blackwell. and othor Iln( merchants. Londo-r and generally bv the principal ln sauce. N.B. To guard against Imitations, seo that "ftn bottl errmj uPn the label and patent W-VNKS'S SPECIFIC CAPSULE. Each containing tho Specific is made of the purest QaaETv wnch, encased in tinfoil, may he convenifntly V'lic' atr I'-'ck' and being both elastic and pleasant to i tli greatest facility tor repeating the doses without unIi desideratum to persons travelling or engaged linTP'L on1v b' GEORGE FRANRS, Rnrgeon. at his BM fORY, BLACKFRIARS ROAD, where it may be 'efi at Ss. Od. and Is. ttd. each, or sent free by post eauh On and GENERATIVE DISEASES. New illustrated witn rorry-nve laagrnnngs, 5ri', containing the NEWLY-DISCOVERED FREVEN-ilE LOTION. Just Ptudisbed, the 61th Thousand, price rj" In a sealed envelope, or sent by the Author, poait- ur roriy pustago stamps, ll AN HOOD: the Caueea of its Premature De- A cBne, with Plain Directions for its Perfect Restoration. wgWaau Review of every Fori wiJLltv' Impottmcy, lss of A'aui iT rui Yon t)li tn, K'lcts of Clinwt al Review of every Form, Cause, and Cure of Nervous Mental and Physical Capacity, ithful Abuse, the Follies of imafji nr Tnf.wtii.n ilr.i -im! th, Manhood, and Olii Age; with the it Duties, and Di(ialili-id Cure of Syphilis, HpermatorrhoBa, Kicord, Surgeons to the Hospital Vonorieu, CURTIS, Suron, 15, Albemarle-street, Pie-i. With this New an, I Enlarged Edition of lich is now translated into live languages, will be Fs Prescription of a Distofecting Lotion tor the 11 Secret Disorders, which will go far to prevent to Diseases have entailed upon mankind. At c'wultation daily, fror, SUaSb' Author, -U (5 to. i envelopes, by Oxford-treet ism-street and ton, 8, Church- ruvniwiw iuw i "Vdlron oi i.Ui;'...,. m. Ivemoiii fininnhH'l l.TR. Arrvl isgow; Ro- eot Edinburgh Berry and Ca, Capel 2 tnlonred Emrravings on 8 Steel. lCi.ilrrlajK N.r Kilitinn nlarired to liW pages. Just liahrnS T1' Price 2a. or by post, direct from the EsUb-v I 1 1 1 1 5d. in postage stamps, X. SILENT FRIEND, a Medical Work on Mtfaito! lnftnnities and decay of the system, from excessivo Section, and the Inordinate use of mercury, with Hy "larriiige. Illustrated by 2ti ColoureH Engraving: L. RY and Consulting Surgeons, iu, l-street, London. Part I. treats of the Syof the reproductive organs. Part II. usultiug from excessive indulgence, and on the system. Part III. of the dis-ufect ion. Part I V. contains a prescrip- en tab: tioa 'UinK u's Prevention or (iiseate by a simple application. Rotit Print part of the work should not escape the reader's PuqII pt V. to devoted to the oonsi deration of marriage. ow. hodbvthn Authors: sold Htramro. -Jl. Put Tiii uay, 63, and Sanger, Oxford-street Starie, 33, tiayinariiet una vrortion ii Leaaeniian- ill he (Jordidl Rnlm nf iH cM-'ini "rvon and sexual debility, 4c, lis and 33s. per tie re' v1 Concentrated Detersive Essence, an aati-syphili-iu T9a' purifying the blood in cases of secondary symp- "P'ions, and yuip oury, is. ann 33s. per 4a. 6U, and lis. stricture, and chronic tatlon fee, If by lettur, nocossary, stating ago, lets, with advice, to te "'Ml Mdi fJJstallishment arii t)tatlir! ch the ue, is savod rry, nee daily, at 1H, Berners- from Eloyen to Two. and Five to Eight; on Sunday, to One. Unt Frlu! wliom may ho had the a glimpse of her. All the passages leading to her apartments were crowded. The great flag of Sweden and Norway was hoisted on the flag-staff of the Irving House immediately upon her arrival. Throughout the evening crowds continued to collect about the hotel, and so incessant were their calls that she was obliged to appear twice again at the windows. Finally, being quite exhausted by the excitement of the day, she retired, and her faithful Swedish servants kept watch to prevent disturbance. We understand that Mdlle. Lind will accept the invitation of G. G. I lowland, and spend a few days at his summer residence on the Hudson, near Fishkill. Messrs. Benedict and Belletti will probably remain for the present at the Irving House. It to their opinion, as well as that of the songstress herself, that the voyage has improved her voice. She expresses her entire readiness to appear before the public in ten days, if Mr. Barnum should succeed in obtaining a suitable hall for the week or two which roust intervene till the completion of the new building. After her return from Fishkill, she will probably spend two or three days at I ran is tan, Mr. Barnum's residence, near Bridgeport, Connecticut. We are glad to announce that the tickets for each con-cert will be sold at auction, though there will no doubt be a par rate established for the remaining seats after all the most desirable have been disposed of. The time and of giving the first concert has not yet been determined. T1IE SERENADE. After eleven o'clock the crowd began to gather again, as it was known that the Musical Fund Society of this city intended giving Mdlle. Lind a serenade at midnight. At the appointed time the serenading band, numbering 200 instruments, made its appearance, and taking its station in Rnde-street, played several national airs under the windows of Mdlle. Lind's apartments- The crowd by this time occupied all the space in front of the Irving House, extending some distance up and down Broadway many thousands in all. The marble courses topping the first story of Stewart's new buildings were loaded with spectators, and all the windows of the Irving and adjoining windows were alive with heads. Immediately nnder Mdlle. Lind's parlour, fronting on Broadway, a company of firemen, in their red shirts, stationed themselves, with their tall lanterns, making a very pioturetque part of the scene. The view of the crowd from the windows of the Irving House was very grand aud striking. The mmlnians now came into Broadway, where they played a number of airs, among which Hail Columbia, and Yankee Doodle," were predominant. Mdlle. Lind's appearance at the window was the signal for a atorm of shouts and cheers prolonged almost without end. During the performance of Yankee ahe kept time to the music with much spirit, and at the close requested its repetition. She listened again with evident delight, clapping her hands when the band had flushed. She waved her handkerchief to the comoanv and with drew; but cheer on cheer followed, and she was oblieed to appear again and again till the reluctant throng was finally obliged to disperse. Among those present in the street were numbers of ladies. At the close of the serenade the musicians were invited into the Irvine House, where a hand some collation was in waiting for them. bo eaded the first chapter of the marvel ous historvef Jenny Lind in America. JENNY LIND AT THE UOIXi; HOCSB. Mdlle. Lind and her suite are still at the Irvinir House. and no time has yet been fixed for her trip up the Hudson. She has produced the most agreeable impression upon all around her, aud this is the more gratifying, inasmncb as it is not the customary adulation which is paid to fame of all kinds, but a sentiment of warm personal regard. On her part she seems delighted with everything. Her suite of rooms, consisting ot a parlour, a drawing room, a dining-room, and two bed-rooms, were fitted ud in magni ficent style for her arrival, the furniture and paint ings them being valued at OUOdola. In her drawing -reom the furniture is all of the finest carved solid rosewood, covered with yellow and gold satin damask, the curtains of the same material, with Ane real thread lace nnderneath. The tables of rosewood, marble, and papier mache, richly inlaid with pearl. One of Board-man and Gray's Dolce Campana pianos is also in the apartment. Her chamber is no less gorgeously finished, the bedstead being covered with a canopy of the finest lace, and trie coverlid ot the most splendid purple satin, beautifully embroidered, and with a lace border. The superb manner in which these rooms are furnished reflects great credit on the taste and enterprise of Mr. Howard. Mdlle. Lind was surprised at their richness and elegance. Yasterday, at twelve clock, in compliance with the una nimous wish of the guests of the Irving, Mdlle. Lmd received them in one of the splendid parlours of the hotel. The ladies and gentlemen, more than 500 in number, all paid their respects to the gifted Swede. The occasion was exceedingly pleasant and interesting, and most have been no leu gratifying to her than the more popular and boisterous demonstrations of Sunday evening. Mdlle. Liud received her visitors with an unaffected grace and cordiality of manner which quite won all hearts. In the afternoon Mdlle. Lind, in company with Messrs. Benedict and Baruum, viaited some of our principal theatre7, with a view, probably, of ascertaining their capabilities for concert purposes. She appears very much gratified at everything which has been done to promote her comfort. We heard yesterday quite a characteristic anecdote of the voyage. Mdlle. Lind was in the habit of questioning tha sailors and engine hands concerning their labour, their homes and families, Much of her time on deck was pent in this manner. Oue day, overhearing one of the engine hands eingiug a song in his rude way, she insisted that he should sing it from beginning to end for her benefit. The sturdy seaman willingly complied, whereupon ahe produced onr guineas, which she gave him as the price of her ticket. This to the story as it was told us. THE VOYAGE OF THE ATLANTIC. JENNY LIND'S EMBARKATION CONCEBTS ON UOAllD INCIDENTS, The voyage of the Atlantic, which to just over, will, we venture to say, be long remembered by those who participated in it. Mdlle. Lind, whose coming has made it memorable above all other late voyages, appears to have produced the most favourable impression upon all on board. She mingled with the passengers in the dance nearly every evening during the voyage. She expresses the highest confidence in Captain West, and ssvs she will never cross the ocean except under his charge. Notwithstanding the heavy head seas which the Atlantic went through, she escaped without any other sign of sea sickness than a slight headache, which lasted only a day. Messrs. Benedict and Belletti also enjoyed the aame rare exemption from that terrible sensation which the ocean exacts for its penalty. On the third day oat the Atlantic encountered a most violent gale, which lasted for several hours. A tremendous aea, surging completely over her bow, snapped off the uplifted arm of her Triton figure-head, ai.d sweeping the forward deck, injured three of the men severely. The first officer was only saved from being carried overboard by throwing himself flat on the deck and clasping the anchor with both arms. 'lL IfL.l'J... We have been kindly furnished with the following account of Jenny Lind'a embarkation, and the incidents ot the voyage, by one of the paasengerat TO THE EDITOR OF THE TRIBUNE. Steamer Atlantic, SepL It does not often fall to my lot to ornish correspondence for the public pre-s, but having been a passenger in the most magnificent of all vessels the steam-ship Atlantic which waa crowded with a most agreeable lot of passengers, and among them the gifted and generous-hearted cantatrice, Jenny Lind, I trust yon will not objeot to receive some few details of her movements, as well as those of the excellent vessel. "On Wednesday, the 2ith the Atlantic sailed from Liverpool. At 8 a.m., in order to avoid an enthusiastic crowd, Mdlle. Jenny Lind was received at the pier by CapU West, and by a special steamer conveyed to his noble vessel, lying a short distance up the river. It having been intimated that she would embark at nine a.m the docks and piers for upwards of two miles were crowded to excess with all classes to witness the departure of their great favourite. At about half-past ten a.m. tho Atlantic got under way, and the generous-minded captain, seeing the multitude assembled and the great enthusiasm evinced, neared the shore. The Nightingale appeared on the paddle-box, and in response to the deafening cheers, and the moat over ponse to the deafening cheers, and the moat over- whelming aemonatrauons oi reRaru, waveu ner uauaawou and breathed a deeply heartfelt farewell. To attempt to describe the excitement that prevailed on that morning and at her departure is beyond the pen, and the unparalleled enthusiasm exhibited on the occasion baffles description. Not less than 50,000 to 60,000 conld have been assembled at that earl) hour, and. not only were the docks and wharves crowded, bnt every available steamer or boat was engaged to get a nearer view. The Asia, in common with others, got op steam, and, sailing around the Atlantic, fired a salute a complimeut highly appreciated by Captain West, and reflecting the highest credit on Captain Judkins. Salntes were also fired from the batteries and piers. The vestals in the river ware dressed out in gay flags, and every demonstration that can be imagined calculated to illustrate the feelinga of a people for a favourite was displayed on the occasion of the embarkation of Jeany Lind. "The first three days were boisterous and gloomy, headwinds prevailing with great severity, amonnting to a gale for the greater rt of the time and the passengers were, as you will no doubt surmise, very ill With a very few exceptions the whole were suffering; bat Miss Lind and her companion, a most agreeable lady, were exempt. On the fourth day, the weather proving fine, the smiles and freshness of all appeared and in the evening the Nightingale treated us with a few of her enchanting strains aud enchanting indeed they were, Ou the following day it waa intimated that she wonld feel happy to give her services at a concert for the benefit of the sailors and firemen, which was so urcely told before the subscription ran up to 64. In the evening she sang a programme of the highest order, and as an addition she made the amount op to a considerable sum, which was distributed to the men. Among tue periorinances was a duet oy Messrs. Benedict and Anderner on the pianoforte, placed on board by Messrs. Boardoian aud Gray, of Albany, with their famous dolco oompana pedal, which waa introduced with its charming effect. This novel attachment to the piano combines meat extraordinary powers, and baa recently When ihe capital account ia closed a period, we trust, not far distant we shall be prepared to recommend a review of tbe system at present adopted in regard to tha reserve fnnd; the rolling and carriage stock being kept up and renewed ont of revenue, a reserve fund for that purpose appears to us to be only an unnecessary complication of tha accounts; for the maintenance of permanent way aloue, in our opinion, is a reserve required. The aystem of aceonnts adopted by tbe company appears to us clear and efficient; he books are well kept and closely posted. In the audit office the arrangements for the necessary examination of the daily returns from the stations are highly satisfactory, and we are of opinion that it I I .4 1 wnercnecK man is nere employed. bvery facility haa been afforded us by the directors for a most full and rigid investigation of your affairs, and we have round he officers of the company most anxious to assist us in the performance of our duties. "In referring yoa to the appended accounts, we think it right in conclusion to say that we are perfectly satisfied of then- correctness and we propose to attend at the company's offices on Wednesday, the 18th iuatant, between the hours of twelve and four o'clock, to afford any urtlier information that may be desired by individual proprietors." The revenue account for the half-year ending July 31, 1850, shows that the receipts were 291,246, 10. and the total working expenses 123.268 0a. and the rates, taxes, and tolls. 15,204. 19s. and government dnty 9879, la. together 148,352. leaving a balauoe of Hi. 3d. The following are the profit and loss account, and tho balance-sheet PaoFir and Loss Account, Jolt 31, 1850. Hit. Average per train Mile. Amount Total Milea, 9GG.908. ad To rent of branch lines, vii. Greenwich Railway 20,500 0 Canterbury and hit- stable 1,500 0 Dsptford Creek Bridge 302 In Reading, Wiiildford, and Reigate. from March 15, 1850 16,613 14 37,916 4 0 9.4113 6.9088 .8957 .2145 To interest, vix. On mortgage debt 27,834 4 On guaranteed stock at 4 per cent To reserve for bad bebta 3,608 10 ft 8(74 1 7 70,223 0 9 17.1303 To balance available for dividend carried 113,478 14 7 183.701 15 4 Ca. 1 Bv balance, Feb I 1850 95.630 13 2 Deduct dividend declared March 1 4, 6 1 40,807 7 By balance brought from revenue account 142,894 8 3 35.4601 183.701 15 4 By balance brought down 1 1 13,478 14 7 Balance 8hebt. Jul? 31, 1850. Do. To sundry creditors 92,004 12 To dividends reserved on shares not fully paid up, leas balance of interest account. 20.785 14 To rent of branch lines 19,529 1 To Reading, Guildford, and Reigate account 69.525 1 1 To reserve fund, as per abstract 39,657 4 To profit and loss account, balance available for dividend 113,478 14 354,980 18 8 Cm By cash in hand 75,473 2 Bv investment in company's atoefc 154,114 9 4 Less interest and dividends thereon, applied in reduc 1 tion of capital 18,229 18 7 135,884 10 9 By Canterbury and Whitstable Railway securities 6,900 Leas interest thereon, applied in reduction of capital 11 0 0 1 9 5,628 18 27,394 17 Byatoreain hand By advances on account of works aud contracts By outstanding accounts due to the company for rents, carriage of goods, See By balances due from railwav comnanVa' 5,245 11 19,803 1 Postmaster General, and others 46,533 14 1 uj Winn or expenditure over receipts on this account 39 017 3 1 354,980 18 8 THE UESKaVE FUND. The balance at credit on this account is shown to be 395. 4s. 6L The statement of receipts and expenditure on capital account," shows that the receipts have been 9,206,012. 0s. and the expenditure, 9,245,029. 3a of thia, 8,312,734. 8a 2d. bare been expended on lines and worka pen for traffic, and 823,473. 0. 5d. on linos in coarse of construction. READING, GUILDFORD, AND REIGATE RAILWAY. The adjourned half-yearly meeting of this company was held yesterday at the offices, Royal Exchange-buildings; Mr. Gerrard in the chair. The Chairman stated that tbe directors had received the dividend from the South Eastern Company, and that it would be paid to the shareholders in a few davs. He had to apologise to the proprietors for the absence of tbe chairman, who was unavoidably detained by business in Germany. He, however, desired him to state that had he any donbt of the security of the position of the company, be wonld, under any circumstances, have been present. He, however, considered that they were perfectly secure, ell the legal proceedings which had been taken against them having proved abortive (hear, hear). He (the chairman) could tell them little more than what they knew from the papers, that the injunction had been refused, though he believed the terms might have been stronger for the goodness of their cause. In caie of all law there was donbt but the legal advisers of that company, who, he believed, were equal to any in tho kingdom, were still firmly of opinion that their lease waa perfectly valid, and nothing on earth could shake It (cheers). The Secretary then read a statement of aceonnts, from which it appeared that on capital account there had been expended and received 799,324., leaving a balance of 676. to be received. The revenue account snowed the receipts for tbe half year from tbe South Eastern Company amounted to 19,902. Is. of which 3174. 14a. 2d. bad been expended for interest on bonds, leaving 16,727. 7a, d. applicable for dividends, which, at 54 per would ab-orh 15,989. 16a. leaving a surplus in hand of ton. 11a. zu. After a short conversation, in which it waa stated that the South- Eastern Company bad originally paid 5j per cent. 00 the 15. per share paid up. but that it waa afterwards agreed to raise the remaining 51. per share upon loan at 4 per and reduce the inUreat chargeable against tbe South-Eastern Company to 5 5 per cent, on the whole 20. per share, a resolution waa carried declaring the dividend free of income tux. It waa further stated that the expenses of management must continue for the present, though, upon tbe South-E astern Company obtaining an act of parliament, whiah they were bound to apply for, this company would nurge into the South Eastern, with a guaranteed dividend. The Chairman expressed his belief that the only reason the lease was attempted to be) unset waa aa a matter of revenge against parties in the South-Eaetarn board; and The Solicitor expressed his opinion that the plaintiff would have to pay the coats of the action. A vote of thanks to the chairman closed tbe proceedings. LIVERPOOL, Sun. 16. Stock Exchajjqb The market for shares to-day haa bean vera firm aud although thre was not much business transacted, the market had a sound and healthy appearance. The sale reported were as follow Railway, 8 East Lancashire, f4 Lancashire and Yorksliire Consolidated, 474 "it 8 Ditto, Fifths. 8 MS 8 dis. Lancaster and Preston, Quarters, 10: Iaj New Quarters, I Ditto, Cirs and lancoln, ir 23 32J I I dis. Dover. Coiisohdi Sheffield, It. B. and Berwick. 10 dts. York and Sdto. New Ccstoms Order urlativk to thb Importation or Rice. The revenue authorities having had under consideration a recommendation from a member of the board, who has recently made an inspection of the port of Liverpool, that casks of rice may be assessed for duty npon an average, to be ascertained by weighing one cask: in ten of eaeh entry or mark, and as it appears that casks of rice are generally so nearly equal or regular in weight that a fair average may be arrived at, and that bags of rice also may bn assessed fer dnty in a similar manner, the suggestion baa been approved, an 1 directions given for the proper officers at Liverpool, iuto which port the importations of rice are principallv made, to govern themselves in future accord- Iingly, it being understood that a sufficient number of packages are to be opened and examined, in order to guard against aha committal of fraud. 10011 mi" Mj, l0 UKSD. I 13 IS im 1 15 16 pm-! Ditto, Fifths i 1C1, 11 JW pm Manchester. erenoo 8i; Midland, 3Ji 40; Ditto Halves fii The lone expectation is over Jenny Liud has landed oq our shores. It was confidently expected on Sunday morning that the Atlantic would arrive in the course of the day, and crowds collected on all points where a good look-out down the hay conld be bad, eager to catch the first glimpse of her hull in the distance. The sky was very thick toward Sandy Hook, with a strong wind from the south-east, which led many to fear that the steamer wonld be detained till night. Nevertheless, large numbers lingered all forsnoou around the Canal s-r-et Pier, where a sort of triumphal arcade, hung with nags, had been erected. The writer Lft the city at eleven o'clock in the Staten Island boat. The sky by this time was much clearer, though the greeu shores of the bay were still somewhat obscured, On landing at quarantine, we proceeded at once to the office of Dr. A. Sidney Doane, health officer of the port, where we found Mr. Barnnm and Mr. had been the whole of the previous night in waiting for the Atlantic's arrival. Still there were no signs of her coming. Toward one o'clock two guns were heard in the direction of Sandy Hook, and immediately after the signal flg of a steamer was run np at the telegraph station below Clifton. In a few minutes the Atlantic hove in sight, her giant hull: looming through the light mist whiob still lay on the outer bay. There was no Swedish Hag at the quarantine, bnt Dr. lloane promptly ordered the German republican tri-colour to be run up the staff, as its nearest of kin, and consequently a compliment to the distinguished songstress. On passing the Narrows, the Atlantic fired a second salute, and stopping her paddles, came slowly on with the tide. Through the courtesy of Dr. I) ini we took a seat in his boat, and were carried out over the fresh, dancing swell, as fast as four pairs of etout arms could urge us. The immense steamer rose above us like a mountain as we ran under her quarter, and it was something of au undertaking to climb the rope band-ladder to her deck. The passeugers were all above, grouped about the bulwarks, or looking after their effects amid a wilderness of baggage. On the top of a light deck-house, erected over the forward companion-way, sat the subject of the day's excitement the veritable Jenny J.ind as fresh and rosy as if the sea had Bpared her its usual discomforts, and enjoying the novel interest of everything she saw, with an apparent unconsciousness of the observation she excited. At her side stood M. Jules Benedict, the distinguished composer, and Signor Giovanni Belletti, the celebrated basso, her artistic companions. Mr. Barnnm, who had by this time climbed on board, with a choice bouquet carefully stack In the bsom of his white vest, was taken forward and presented bv Captaiu West. But Mr. Collins had for once stolen a march on him, having got on board in advance, and presented Miss Lind a bona net about three times the six of Barnum's. The songstress received the latter with great cordiality; her manners are very frank and engaging, and there is an expression of habitual good-humour in her clear blue eye, which would win her the heart of a crowd by a single glance. She is about 29 years of age, and rather more robust in face and person than her portraits would indicate. Her forehead is finely formed, shaded by waves of pale brown hair; her eyes, as we have said, light blue and joyous; her nose and mouth, though moulded on the large Swedish type, convey an impression of benevolence and sound goodness of heart, which is thoroughly in keeping with the many stories we have heard of her charitable doings. Mdlle. Lind was dressed with great taste and simplicity. She wore a vitite of rich black cashmere over a dress of silver grey silk, with a pale blue silk hat, and black veil. At her feet lay a silky little lap-dog, with ears almost half the length of its body; it was of that rare breed which are worth their weight in gold, and was a present from Queen Victoria. Mdlle. Lind was accompanied by her cousin, Mdlle. Ahmanjeu. The English meao-sopraiio, Miss Andrews, has not yet arrived. Mr. Benedict and Signor Belletti are both men of between 30 and 35 years old. The former, who is a German by birth, has a vigorous face, with that expansive breadth of forehead which always marks a composer, and wears a thick brown moustache, as is becoming a musician. Signor Belletti, who is a Genoese, is a man of medium sice, with rather thin but expressive features, dark hair and moustache. As the Atlantic got under way again, Captain West invited the party to take a station on the starboard wheel-bouse, where they conld observe the beauties of our harbour, without being incommoded by the crowd on deck. Mdlle. Lind and her companions were charmed by the fresh and changing prospect. She pronounced New York bay the finest she had ever seen, and her time was pent entirely in scanning the shores with a glass. Seeing the American Mag flying at the quarantine, ahe said, "There is the beautiful standard of freedom, the oppressed of all nations worship it." 8ignor iielLetti exclaimed in raptnre, Herel is the new world at last the grand new world, first seen by my fellow-countryman, Columbus I Notwithstanding the wind blew a small gale, Mdlle. Lind remained on the wheel-house, observing everything with great curiosity and delight, till the ship was made fast at the pier. As we passed Castle-garden, a Swedish vessel the Maria, which arrived ouStmday from Gefle lay in the stream, with the national flag at the gaff. The Nifhtingale recognised it at once, and waved her handkerchief to the sailors on board. She inquired of Dr. Doane the name of the vessel and the condition of tlie crew, wish much apparent interest. As we neared Canal-street Pier the interest was increased by the spectacle of some 30,000 or 40,000 persons congregated on all tlie adjacent piers and shipping, aa well as all the roofs and windows fronting the water. The spars and rigging of the bulkheads along the wharves, and every other spot commanding a sight, were crowded, while every fender at the Hoboken-street ferry-house was topped with a piece of living statuary. In addition to the usual flags at the pier a splendid Swedish banner was floating in the air. From all quarters crowds of persons could be seen hurrying down toward the Atlantic's dock. The multitude increased so rapidly that we began to fear there would be difficulty in making a way through it. The distinguished visitors all expressed their astonishment at seeing so many well-dressed people in the crowd. Mdlle. Lind, especially was very much struck with the air of respectability which marked the thousands assembled. Turning to Mr. fiarnura, she asked, Have you no poor people in your country Everyone here appears to be well The Atlantic ran past the pier as ahe came np, turned and went down stream some distance, and thengUded slowly into her place. Some little time elapsed before she could be made fast and the gangway adjusted. The immense crowd was kept away from the immediate neighbourhood of the vessel by the gate across the pier, inside of which fifty persons had been admitted. Mr. Barnum's carriage, with bis pair of beautiful bays, was in readiness at the foot of the gangway. Just inside the gate, a number of triumphal arches of evergreens and flowers had been erected. The first arch, fronting the water, bere the inscrip tion, Welcome to Jenny Lind after which came another, with the American Eagle in the centre, aud the words "Jenoy Liud; welcome to America," in large letters around the span. Ihe landing-place, from the Bteamer to the gates, was overhung with the stars and sirioes. with the flags of various other nations tastefully dis posed on either side. Tins beautiful display was got up under the direction of Messrs. Davidson, Stewart, and Delmano, attaches of Barnum's Museuai. A large number of the Bsanm people were on the ground, most of them carrying bouquets. We learned from those who boarded the Atlantic that the crowd ou ahore was most dense and suffocating, and that five or six persons had been pushed ioLo the dock in the I'rugghj, but were rescnei without injury. Many had been in waiting on the ground for several hours. As soon as Captain West had conducted Mdlle. Lind to the gangway the rush commenced. Mdlle. Ahmansen, with Messrs. lianedict and Belletti, followed, and all four took their 6eats in the carriage, Mr. Banium mounting to the driver's piece. The crowd inside the gates immediately sur rounded the carriage, clinging to the wheels and crowding aoout the windows, cheering all the while with an enthusiasm we never saw surpassed. The multitude outbids begun to press against the gates, which were unbolted in all haste, to prevent their biug fotced in. Scarcely had one gate been thrown back, however, before the torrent burst in with energy frightful to witness. Tlie other half of the ga4e instantly gave way, the planks snapping like reeds before the pressure. The foremost ranks were furced dewn upon the floor, and those behind. urged on from without, were piled upon them till a serious loss of life seemed almost inevitable. The spectacle was most alarming some 40 or 0 persona lay crashed by the inexorable crowd, stretching out their hands, aud crying for help. In the midst of this tragic affair we could scarcely restrain a at the aight of a man lying squeezed uuder the mass, and hardly able to breathe, holding ont his new hat at arms length, and imploritiK somebody to take it, and prevent it from being smashed. noma nf nrdtrA. officers, and some of the gentlemen who happened to be near, succeeded, with great difficulty, in driving back the crowd, and rescuing the sufferers. Many were severely bruised, some came off with bloody noses, and two boya, about twelve years of age, appeared to be seriously injured! The carriage ooutaimng the freight of song was started with difficulty, owing to the enthusiastic crowd around it. Mdlle. Lind and her cousin. MdJle. Abmansen, occupied the back seat The former bowed repeatedly as she passed through the gathered thousands. The people fell back respectfully and made way, literally heaping the carriage with flowers aa she passed along. More than 200 bonqueu were thrown into the windows. Once clear of the throng, the carriage wss driven off rapidly, and succeeded in reaching the Irving House, without allowing the people in the streets time to collect. Mdlle. Lind'a elegant suite of apartments in the second story of the hotel were all in readiness, and a couple of police-officers guarded the entrance in Chambers street to prevent the crowd from rushing in. The block around the Imng House was filled with a dense mass of people, with heads upturned, gasing at the different many of which were graced with ladies; bnt Jeuuy was not among them. At last site ap. peared at one of tne parlour windows opening ou Broadway, and there was a seoeral stampede to get a Bight of her. She bowed repeatedly aud kissed her hand in auswer to the cheers; her face wore a radiant and delighted expreasion, and her whole demeanour was eiceediugly winning and graoeful. Her arrival created nearly as much excitement in the Irving House as in the streets. There are at present 530 guests in the house, and each several one aazioua to get waggons has been removed to the new buildings at the station at Ashford. Tbe locomotive repairing shops there are being completed according to the original plan. Sixty new houses for the workmen were built last half-year. "The report of Mr. Barlow, the engineer in chief of the company, shows that the line from Ashford to Hastings and St. Leonards will be completed in three weeks, and that the principal portion of the line from Tunbridge Wells to St. Leonards may be opened in three months. "The directors look forward anxiously to the completion of these works as the moat important step towards closing the capital account of the company. Two public sales of surplus property have already been satisfactorily made, and the directors will proceed to dispose of the remainder as circumstances permit. The amount remaining at the credit of the account for the renewal of permanent way, locomotive, and other atock now amounts to tbe sum of 39,657. 4s. 6d after charging that account with the sum of 540IL 12s. for renewals effected in the last half-year. The directors are inclined to Deueve that the amonnt laid aside by tlie charge that has been made against revenue for renewals, to in excess of the proportion that will hereafter require to be set apart for this purpose; but it to satisfactory to know, that, if an error has been committed, it is on the safe aide. In accordance with the resolution passed at the last half-yearly general meeting of the Dronrietora. that, all claasea of shares in tbe capital of the company be converted and consolidated into capital stock at 30. for each share, and 10. for each third-share, on and after the 1st day of May, 1850, that consolidation lias been effected. The sum of 616,000. of the nominal capital of the company ia thereby extingnisbed. That amount may be looked npon as representing244l504. 6a. 2d. loat by tbe issue of the original shares at a discount and the sale of forfeited shares; and the enm of 371,495. 13s. IOd. in part of the interest paid to the proprietors of the Nos. 3 and 4 shares, out of those capitals respectively. The sum of 371,495. 13s. IOd. so extinguished is to be deducted from 9,245,029. 3s. 7d the total expenditure of tbe company, as shown in the annexed accounts, which expenditure ia thereby reduced to 8,873,533. 9s. 9d. The present meeting has been specially convened for the purpose of submitting to the proprietors resolutions to coo firm, if they see fit, the resolutions passed on the 15th August last admitting tlie Nos. 3 and 4 shareholders to a participation in all dividends to be thereafter declared, including the dividend for the past half-year. The amount of the balance at the credit of profit and loss, 1 13,4787. 14s. will allow of a dividend for the half- year at tha rate of 3 per cent per annum on the consolidated atock of the company, after providing the guaranteed dividend at the rate of 4 per cent, per annum on the preferential stock issued. f. It will be observed that the dividend will be navable on the capital expended on the Aahford and Heatings, and Tunbridge Wells and Haatinga lines, which are not yet opened for traffic. The injunction granted by the Court of Cbancerv to restrain the company from paying a dividend until the Aah-ford and Haatinga line ia open for public traffic will make it necessary that ihe resolution declaring a dividend should make it payable after that event has occurred. At the last half yearly meeting of the company the following resolution was passed That a register of the shareholders of the company, with the amount of shares or stock they individually hold, be made up and published annually, and that every shareholder be entitled to bare one npon payment of one The time has not yet arrived at which it would be necee-aary to act upon this resolution, and the directors have, therefore, the opportunity of submitting, for the consideration of the proprietors, the inexpediency of publishing the amonnt of atock held by each shareholder. The directors aubmit that this publication would prove detrimental to the general interest of the company; and In order that the proprietors may dispose of the question upon adequate notice, the directors will bring it before the meeting. Since the commencement of the present half-year the traffic lias shown symptoms of further improvement, which must be as gratifying to the proprietors as it to to the directors; and looking forward to the great exhibition of next year, and to the completion of this company's fines of railway ana 01 tnose trout 1'ane to Manrailtes, the directors trust that they may anticipate an era fraught with greater success to the South-Eaatern Company than the paat haa been. No efforts shall be wanting on the part of the directors to secure the interests of the company." The following is the engineer's report, South-Eastern Railway, Engineer's Offices, Sept 16. Gentlemen, I have the honour to submit to vou the fol lowing report on the state and progress of tbe works daring the past half-year: ASHFORD AND HX8TINOS The works of ihis line are now complete, and single line of rails laid from Asbford to Lidham Hill, being 21 miles of mo euure leupin or lea. ine second um im utii and laid for foar miles of that distance. Between Lidham Hill and St. Leonard's the state of the tunnels is as follows: Total Length Length Length. complete. to complete. Ore Tunnel 1362 18 yardi Mount Pleaaant 220 220 Hastings 765 765 St. Leonard's 1320 1280 40 Total 368 3627 58 The remaining portion of the tunnols will be complete in a fortnight from the date of this report. Of the earthwork there still remains a quantity of 19,000 cubic yards to be removed from the excavation at the east end of the Ore tunnel, which will require three weeks to complete, at the rate at which it ia now carried on. "The permanent way ia laid for a single line for about four miles out of the seven, and will be carried on as fast as the excavations will allow it to be Laid, and may be completed as a double line in four weeks from this lima. TDNniUDGE WKLLS AND HASTINGS LINK. "On tbe portion of the line from Tan bridge Wells to Wbatlington, 19 miles, the tunnels and all the heavy excavations are complete, and the railway may be opened to that point in three mouths. Ou the remaining portion of seven miles from Wbatlington to St. Leonard'a there are no tunnels, but the excavations are heavy, amounting in the aggregate to 1,024,603 cubic yards, of which quantity 350,000 have been executed. WAT. The permanent way is in excellent otder. A farther redaction in the cost of maintenance has been made in the main line and old branches, which is now under 80. per mile per annum. In tbe lines recently opened the cost par mile is greater, as the accounts include the ballasting, which to alwaya required in large quantities for the first twelve months, but whioh is usually included in the contract amount. The renewals have bean made entirely with iron sleepers; and it to satisfactory to be able to state that my expectations aa to their advantages have been fullv realised. "There are now 18 miles of irou permanent waylaid down as a single line on the South- Eastern Railway, aud the experience obtained therefrom enables me to confirm mv statements, that the maintenance of way will be reduced, where the iron road without wooden keys is laid down, to below 50. per mile per annum, with the renewal fond reduced in a still greater proportion. The form of iron sleeper adopted on tbe new lines ia the half sleeper, with bolts to avoid the uae of tbe wooden key, and to more costly by 250. per mile; but which I estimate to reduce the maintenance by 15L per mite per annum, aa compared with the construction using the wooden key. The cost of a mile of double line, including ballasting, to however still 400. below the Umber road (from allowing a lighter rail to be used) in first coat at the present prices, as will be seen by tbe following calculation Kails, '0 tons, at 5. 7s. per 1,177 0 0 Iron sleepers, 2bO 4. 7a 0d. Bolta aud nuts, 9 1,7. Tie rods, 4 31. Ballasting, 6,000 yards, at Is. 6L 133 82 45U 3.037 0 0 This sum is less by 400. than the cost of a mile of wooden sleeper road at tbe present prices and it ia aatiafactory to find from the actual reault, that the strength of those already used ia so much in excess that I shall be able to reduce tbe weight per mile very considerably in the portions remaining to be laid. I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Yonr obedient servant, Parraa W. To the Chairman and Directors of the South-Kasieru Railway Company.1 The auditora in their report state We have satisfied ourselves that all monies received have been duly paid into the bankers of the company; and that the receipts and payments duly supported by vouchers have been placed to their proper heads of account in the books. In compliance with onr request to the board of directors, a balance-sheet to appended to the accounts, in which, under the beads of Outstanding Accounts and Balances we noticed various sums, which have been outstanding for some years, and may be considered of doubtful value. Acting upon our recommendation, that the bad debts should be written off, and those which are doubtful valued at their probable worth, the directors have at once written off 664. Is. 7d. in reduction of the same; and intend in every succeeding half-year to adopt a similar course, until they are fully extinguished. ''The conversion of tbe shares of the company into consolidated atock haa been effected in pursuance of the resolution of the proprietors in that behalf, pasaed at their meeting of the Uth of March last, and the operation, is correctly incorporated in the accounts. BAIL WA INTELLIGENCE. RAILWAY TRAFFIC EXCURSION TRAINS. The judicious working of excursion trains a class of traffic which is becoming a Deceetary portion of our domestic and moral economy promises, with the very fair prospect of a continuance of the gratifying increase that lias taken place in the ordinary traffic of railways, to railway property that stability which over-speculation, parliamentary discouragement, wholesale jobbing, and ex travagant expenditure, and general mismanagement or general inefficiency of control, have so serionsly damaged. The increase on the Sonth- Eastern traffic nnder the present able and persevering chairman, aided certainly bv the opening ot tlie rvortn Kent isrnncii, has, since the commencement of the present half-year, been considerable; and we behave that a great portion of it has been derived from exenrsion trains. From the same source a very large proportion of the Brighton and Southampton traffic has nndoubtedly been secured. The augmentation of the London and North-Western traffic has been immense since the 30th June last; bat for this increase the company to indebted in the slightest possible degree to exenrsion trains. We believe that next season exenrsion trains will be run between London and Birmingham, and perhaps between Manchester, Liverpool, and the metropolis, aa well as from Northampton, Birmingham, olverhampton, Ac, to Cheltenham, and over varioua other sections of the London and North-Western Company's system of railways, and looking at the vast population resident npon the railway, and the character of snch population, the probability is that a very Urge sum will be realied from the encouragement of such a traffic. Excursion trains, taken in connection with the Exhibition of 1B51, must so far increase the receipts of oar railways as materially to improve railway property. The increase in the ordinary traffic of the Great Western line, together with the very successful result of the excursion trains which have been recently introduced by the directors, must be a matter of no little satisfaction to the shareholders. We believe that since the 1st July last the traffic has yielded some 12,000. more than was received during tho corresponding period of 11149. The excursion train, or rather excursion trains for there were three of them on Sunday, took down to Bath and Bristol no fewer than 3600 passengers. The trains produced about 900., of which ftOO. may be reckoned as clear profit, and we believe that the week's traffic will show an increase of 3000, over the corresponding period of last year. The excursion trains kept capital time, both in the up and down journeys. The Great Western authorities have yet some vary important improvements, we think, to make in their parcels and goods traffic; and judging from the spirit which actuates the management we have no donbt that the receipts of the line will, daring the next twelve months, show an increase far beyond anything that the shareholders at present anticipate; and we shall not be surprised to find, should the Oxford and Birmingham question be amicably arranged, the directors even recommending the declaration of an increase of dividend. We see from public announcement, that the company will during next week ran excursion trains from Loudon to Bath and Bristol, and from tuose places to the metropolis; from London to Oxford, Sic. Properly regulated, the Great Western excursion trains for the next season may be very fairly calculated to produce from 20,000. to 25,000. over the ordinary traffic; and if the increase of the latter should be in proportion to what it has been since the present half-year, Great Western property may yet take intrinsically, as well as in the market, aa good a position as can be reasonably desired. SOUTH-EASTERN RAILWAY. REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS. The directors' report for the last half-year has been issued to the proprietors. The following are the material portions of the document: jjg Jtj -j The directors have to report that the receipts of the South- F. astern Railway Company for the half-year ending on the 31st of July, 1B50, have been 29 1,24 tit 10. 31, and the working expenses 103,9731. 16. Id. The revenue account ia charged in the present half-year with the sum of 19,294. 4s. Ud. to be added to the fund already laid aside for the renewal of engines, tenders, carriages, and other stock of the company. The rates and government duty amount to Is. Id the rent of the Greenwich, Canterbury and Whiutable, and Reading, Guildford, aud Reigate Railways, to 37,916. which sums, in addition to the interest on the mortgage debt and guaranteed stock of the company, and a provision of 864. Is. 7d. for bad debts, make a total deduction from the gross earnings of 2s. leav-mC together with the amount of the credit of profit and loss, after providing for last half-year's dividend, a balance available for dividend of 113,478. lie. 7L A comparative statement of passenger traffic on different portions of the South-Eastern Railway for the half-years ending on the 31st of July, 1849, and the 3lst of July, 1850, shows that the increase of traffic on the. main line over the corresponding half-year of 1849 is as follows: In the first class, in the second class, in the third class, 48,4 1 0. Total, and the increase in money has been 12,634. The increase in the traffic npon the North Kent and Graveaend and Rochester line was, in the first class, in the second class, and in the third class, 549,531 and in money 44,311. The decrease in the Greenwich branch was, in the first class, in tha second class. 88,246 and in the third class, and in money, 4486. The total increase in traffic on the main line for the last half-year, as compared with the corresponding half of 1849, is 5s. of this sum 12,634. 10s. 5d. from passengers, and 3022. 15s. 6d. from goods, Sec The returns on the North Kent line from passengers for last half-year, compared with the preceding one, show a decrease of 4321. 9s. but this to accounted for by the half-year, including the month of January, getting credit for the large amount received in that month for annual tickets. The decrease of 4486. 6s. 6d. in the receipts from passengers on the Greenwich branch has evidently been occasioned by the abstraction of traffic from that line to the rtorth Kent. The through traffic to and from London and Folkestone, j'ovBr, itauiaate, and Margate, for the half-year ending 31st July, 1849, waa 31st July, 1U50 53,089 15 62,892 II Increase JQ HiK? it; The communication between Folkestone and Boulogne oy a uuai service, leaving one harbour and arriving at the other, now takes place twice ach way in the twenty-foor hours, the Boulogne and Amiens Company contributing an allowance towards the expenses of the nightly Bemoe. Between Dorer and Calms the communication takes place three times each way in the 24 hoars namely, twice at a fixed hour by the steam-packets of her Majesty's government and that of France and once by the steam-ships in connection with this company at tide time, always leaving one harbour and arriving in the other without the use of boats; to this service the Northern ol France Railway Company contributes jointly with this company. This latter service accommodated 6777 passengers last half year, in compariaon with 4403 in the corresponding half of 1849 showing an increase cf 2374 pasamgers. Between Dovor and Oatend har Maitutt'a nackftta and those of the Belgian govr rnment perform a service from uover to Ustend every evening (exceptiug Suuday), aud from Oatend to Dover every evening (excepting Saturday), and a service to also performed by the Btlgiau government's steamers, in conjunction with those of the South-Eastern and Continental Steam-packet Company, from Ramsgate to Oatend every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Satarday mornings; and from Oatend to Ramsgate every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings from harbour to 1 1 hour. The 614 hours now occupied in the journey to Mar-seillea will be materially reduced aa soon as railway communication between Paris and Marseilles is completed, aud this route will then, the directors confidently believe, be adopted as the general oue for the Mediterranean, tha East, and for the overland route to India. "The division of the joint station at the London-bridge terminus took place on the 2d August, In aocordanoe with the act of parliament regulating it. The directors expect all the works, buildings, and platforms, connected with the terminus, will be completed within two months from the present time, and it is certain that great advantage will then accrue in the management of tlie traffic. The leaae of the Reading, Guildford, and Reigate Railway was sealed by both companies and exchanged on the 15th March last; the rent payable by this company, of 4 1,000. per annum, being at the rate of 5Z. 2s. 6d. per cent, per an-nom on the capital of 300,000., commenoing from that date. The directors anticipate a growing traffic on this line, and they trust that, although seme time may elapse before it prove remunerative, the proprietors of the South Eastern Company will obtain that credit for promptly maintaining their engagement to which their good faith entitles them. Tbe improvements that were required at the Bricklayers' Arms station for the goods department are rapidly approaching completion, which is the casa alao with 1 It- AnnommAda, tion required to be provided on tlie North Kent, aud Heading, Guildford and Reigate hues for the like purpose. The directors think tbe proprietors may safely anticipate a gradual and satisfactory increase of revenue from the goods traffic. Tbe traffic at Folkestone, in merchandiae from France, increasing; the Customs duties received at that

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