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PROVIDENCE BANKS.—(CAPITAL, $6,636,269.)
Loans.

Specie. Circulation, Deposits.
18,037,795 537,884 2,003,313 2,513,422
18,298,481 451,771 1,789,673 2,446,451
18,533,944 412,571 1,927,359 2,411,858
18,327,546 376,757 1,967,389 2,324,691
18,333.574 377.945 1,943,450 2,288,175
18,483,550 387,317 1,938,448 2,374,941
18,260,520 399,294 1,920,891 2,394,688
18,697,814 378,196 1,009,163 2,421,901
19,124,155 336,398 1,407,141 2,399,843
18,972,736 315,810 2,018,775 2,331,568
18,900,466 821,487 1,901,198 2,394,917
19,019,691 312,658 1,914,490 2,602,946
19,322,775 334,249 2,098,610 2,732,380
19,087,114 828,581 2,074,873 2,685,793

Due oth. b'ks.

1,307,647 1,135,309

968,154 978,410 255,892 972,491 803,729

946,691 1,076,328 1,559,874

965,545 807,827 1,043,439

990,100

June 6..
July 4..
Aug. 4..
Sept. 5..
Oct. 5.....
Nov. 7.....
Dec. 5.....

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PHILADELPHIA BANK PROFITS. The following named banks of Philadelphia have apnounced their November dividends, which are presented in comparison with those made in May last. Some two or three of the new banks have, within the last half year, slightly increased their capitals, but the amount is not material. The Bank of North America divides in January and July :

Dividend, Dividend, Amount of Banks.

Capital stock. May. November. dividend. Philadelphia.....

$1,800,000

$90,000 Farmers and Mechanics' ...

2,000,000

80,000 Girard ......

1,250,000

37,500 Commercial............

841,400

29,445 Mechanics' .........

800,000

40,000 Manufacturers' and Mechanics’...

670,150

22,806 City .......

433,850

13,015 Western.........

418,600

26,116 Consolidation,

267,560

8,026 Southwark....

250,000

12,500 Commerce ...........

250,000

12,500 Kensington ................

250,000

12,500 Commonwealth.

189,645

5,689 Corn Exchange ...............

158,910

4,767 Union................*.

164,720

4,941 Tradesmen's .....

150,000

6,000 Bank of Northern Liberties......

500,000

25,000 Bank of Germantown............

200,000

8,000 Bank of Penn Township........

350,000

14,000 $10,844,835

$452,805

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OHIO BANKS. The quarterly reports exhibiting the condition of the several incorporated banking institutions of the State of Ohio, on the first Monday of November, 1859, as made to the Auditor of State, show the following aggregates :Independent banks --Free banks.

State banks. November, August, November, August, November, August,

1859. 1859. 1859. 1859. 1859. 1859. Specie...........

... $121,544 $122,241 $117,444 $134,607 $1,423,362 $1,578,787 Exchange.........

166,904 117,314 287,481 408,245 784,575 936,873 Discounts ...... 1,453,755 1,447,462 1,403,086 1,135,773 8,205,434 8,042,434 Capital ....... 650,000 612,500 719,645 662,270 4,005,500 4,404,500 Circulation........ 541,237 563,188 665,678 649,082 6,362,705 6,532,389 Deposits ..........

868,012 921,907 985,271 963,767 2,157,433 2,467,267

CANADA BANKS. The following are some of the features of the Canada banks. These institutions pay interest on deposits :

Promissory

notes in

circulation not Name of bank.

Capital paid up. bearing interest. Total liabilities. Quebec Bank....

$996,400 00 $639,281 $1,198,366 30 City Bank of Montreal..

1,198,496 00 431,864 1,115,694 34 Bank of Montreal .....

5,973,180 00 2,064,735 5,046,091 90 Commercial Bank........

4,000,000 00 1,200,163 2,888,712 07 Bank of Upper Canada............

3,127,215 00 2,119,052 7,383,988 80 Banque du Peuple................

1,101,616 00 235,421 807,127 51 Molsons Bank.....

937,773 60 253,514 904,866 23 Bank of British North America..... 4,866,666 00 942,685 2,582,493 00 Niagara District Bank ............

252,741 S1 144,444 267,688 06 Bank of Toronto .................

533,480 00 816,457 550,091 81 Ontario Bank...

461,742 00 191,753 326,961 22 Interpational Baok........ Colonial Bank. ........

112,000 00 77,000 97,830 16

Total..

$23,561,258 31 $8,438,969 $23,139,410 40

Notes and bills discounted & other

debts due to the bank Coin and not included under

bullion. foregoing heads. Total assets. $129,105 66 $2,139,633 55 $2,344,190 37 156,268 28 1,948,819 21 2,501,429 40 650,621 27 9,607,957 77 11,974,844 94 461,727 82 5,990,278 56 7,677,717 06 517,420 24 8,540,722 45 11,059,784 20 141,281 71 1,741,456 43 2,124,783 80 107,450 35 1,504,344 87 1,932,211 10 467,599 00 5,731,484 00 7,278,724 00

18,595 70 456,148 21 548,934 89 87,542 24 862,658 99 1,145,071 40 35,128 92 683,695 60 847,618 80

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Name of bank,
Quebec Bank...
City Bank of Montreal..
Bank of Montreal ...
Commercial Bank...
Bank of Upper Canada .
Banque du Peuple ...
Molsons Bank ....
Bank of British North America.
Niagara District Bank .
Bank of Toronto ..........
Ontario Bank ............
International Bank.......
Colonial Bank.............
Total.............

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TAXABLE PROPERTY OF NEW ORLEANS. We glean, says the New Orleans Bulletin, the following exhibit of the taxable property of our city from a summary of the assessment rolls for 1859, kindly furnished us by Mr. J. A. Watkins, one of our most efficient State Assessors :

First
Second

Third Fourth
district. district, district, district.

Total. Real estate......... $37,379,820 $22,915,050 $8,180,395 $8,010,705 $76,485,970 Number of slaves.... 4,224 3,585 1,406 1,642 10,857 Value of slaves ..... 2,513,500 2,106,290 810,750 886,350 6,386,890 Value of horses......

422,910 892,250 272,200 139,100 1,226,460 Stock in steamers....

497,925 20,500 319,000 4.000 841,426 Money at interest.... 281,950 521,000

13,000 765,350 Capital .......... 19,267,908

19,267,908 5,410,300 428,350 168,150 25,265,714 Tax on trades........

138,195 67,670 27,045 11,230 244,140 Number of polls..... 6,296 2,607 1,628 1,328 11,869

Total .......... $60,457,904 $31,461,667 $10,039,388 $9,233,863 $111,193,802 Total taxable property in 1858 ......

. . $108,651,135

FINANCES OF NEW YORK CITY. The New York Courier and Enquirer of a late date, in illustration of some remarks, contains the following table showing the population, valuation, and taxation, of the city of New York. In showing the wonderful progress of the commercial metropolis of the Union, inasmuch that the central city cannot grow without a corresponding increase in the prosperity of the vast circle of country of which it is the center, the table serves also as an index to the national progress. It proves, also, that the national wealth has more than doubled in the last 18 years, which period embraces the recovery from the disasters of 1837–39, and the great development which has since attended gold discoveries. The table will show the population of the city at each census since 1840, and the number at each intervening year, according to the ratio of increase indicated by the census. Also the total valuation of taxable property, taxes raised, and the rate of tax per hundred dollars :STATEMENT SHOWING THE BATEB, ETC., OF TAXES FROM 1841 to 1859.

Total valuation Amount Rate of of taxable

of tax

tax on Years.

Population, property.

raised.

$100. 1841

822,000 $251,194,920 $1,394,136 $0 66 1842 384,000 237,805,651 2,031,383

086 1843..

346,000 29,229,079 1,747,616 079 1844 ..

358,000 236,727,143 1,988,818 089 1845

371,223 239,994,517 2,096,191 0 86 1846

896,000 244,952,004 2,526,146 1 05 1847

423,000 247,153,299 2,581,776 1 05 1848.

452,000 254,163,523 2,715,510 1 07 1849..

483,000 256,197,143 8,005,' 62 1 18 1860..

515,394 286,061,816 3,230,085 1 13 1851..

635,000 320.210,857 2,924,445 091 556,000 351,768,426 3,380,511 0 96

578,000 413,631,382 5,066,698 1 23 1864 ..

601,000 462,021,734 4,845,386 1 05 1855 ...

629,810 486,988,278 5,843,822 1 20

654.000 511,740,492 7,076,425 1 88 1857

680,000 620,545,282 8,066,506 1 55

707,000 531,194,290 8,621,0911 63 1859..

735,000 551,923,122 9,860,926 1 79

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BANK SUSPENSIONS. Governor Gist, in his annual message to the Legislature of South Carolina, on the subject of bank suspensions, remarks as follows :

The report of the Controller will exbibit the financial condition of the State in all its details, and to it I refer you for information on that point. The banks, so far as I can learn, are in a sound and healthy condition, prepared to discharge all their obligations, and furnish a sound and stable currency for the State. Without being disposed to question the wisdom of the act of the Legislature ip relation to keeping a certain amount of specie in their vaults, I would respectfully suggest, that while it would fail to remedy the evil of a suspension, (the banks frequently suspending with much less specie in their vaults than is now required,) it is an unnecessary tax upon them, without any great public good growing out of it. The banks, however, should not be exempted from a strict accountability; but it seems to me the best plan would be to put them immediately in liquidation upon the suspension of specie payments, and compel them to close business until new charters are obtained, open to all who may choose to subscribe, as when the banks were first chartered. If this is deemed too severe a penalty for suspending, something milder might be substituted that would tend to prevent a suspension, except under the most pressing necessity.

Governor HARRIS, of Tennessee, and Governor Brown, of Georgia, both recommend the very severest limitations and restrictions upon the banks of those States. The latter says :

I also recommend, that the penal code of this State be so changed as to declare that a future suspension of specie payment, by any bank in this State, shall be adjudged as conclusive evidence of fraud on the part of the president and directors of such bank; and that the same be declared to be a high misdemeanor, and punished by confinement and hard labor in the Penitentiary of this State, for a term not less than five por more than ten years; and that the grand jurors of each county in this State, in which a bank is located, shall, at the opening of each term of the court, in addition to the oath now prescribed by law, further swear that they will diligently inquire, and true presentment make of all cases of bank suspension which have occurred in the county since the last term of the court; and in case any grand jury shall present any bank as having suspended specie payment, that it shall be the duty of the Solicitor-General forth with to make out bills of indictment against the president and directors of such bank.

CITIES OF OHIO. The State Auditor of Obio, Mr. Williams, has prepared the following table showing the taxable valuation of eighteen cities and towns in 1859, as compared with 1853.

It will be observed that there is a falling off in most of the places, though there is a small increase in the sum total. Columbus and Dayton change places— Dayton becoming third and Columbus fourth in taxable value. Toledo advances from the eighth to the fifth, and Sandusky falls from the sixth to the twelfth. Lancaster advances from the sixteenth to thirteenth ; Springfield from ninth to sixth ; Chillicothe maintains the same relative position, while Zanesville recedes from the fifth to the eighth.

The greatest increase per cent is in Toledo-104 per cent. Springfield increases 59 per cent. The greatest decrease is in Sandusky—72 per cent. Columbus decrease is 53 per cent : ABSTRACT, SHOWING THE TAXABLE REAL PROPERTY IN 18 PRINCIPAL CITIES AND TOWNS AS

RETURNED TO THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION IN 1859, AND ALSO AS EQUALIZED IN 1853, TOGETHER WITH THE PER CENT, INCREASE OR DECREASE.

Equalized

Inc, Dec, Names of cities.

Valuation of 1859. valuation of 1853, per cent. per cent Cincinnati..

$62,869,126 $55,595,825 Cleveland .... 14,157,711 16,947,758

127 Columbus ..

4,527,284

6,934,117 Dayton .......

5,749,804 5,309,928 Zanesville

1,547,538

1,788,389 Sandusky .......

1,005,898

1,732,558 Chillicothe .........

1,577,090

1,677,063

3,229,030 1,578,134 104 Springfield ............

1,951,729
1,227,382

59 Hamilton...

1,861,951 1,199,540 Portbmouth .....

1,294,253 1,171,044 Newark........

858,546

917,223 Steuben ville.....

8+1,180

885,405 Marietta.......

835,984

867,358 Mansfield ......

802,685

840,483 Lancaster .....

873,320

807,219 Circleville....

646,930

790,109 Mount Vernon...

682,301

761,023 Total.

$104,824,304 $100,030,671

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DEBT OF SPAIN. The total of the Spanish debt is 13,388,105,794 reals, or about £140,000,000 sterling. The interest paid for it is, however, according to the budget, only about £2,400,000 sterling per annum. This is so, because part of it does not bear any interest at all, and because the interest on another part is very small. The principal Spanish securities in which speculation is now taking place are of three kinds :-The consolidated, (interior and foreign.) the deferred, and the passive. The consolidated bears 3 per cent interest ; the deferred pays at present 1} per cent, but is to increase every two years per cent until it bears 3; the passive bears no interest at all, but is being gradually bought up by the government at the lowest price it can get accepted below par; so that the securities becoming every year rarer, will naturally become every year dearer, whereby those persons who hold longest will be benefited most.

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PAPER MONEY OF EUROPE. The Statistical Annual of Orto HUBNER, of Berlin, gives the following as the amount of paper issues by the governments of Europe, and also those of the banks, on the 1st of January, 1859 :

Governmont issues. Bank issues. Great Britain ................ ......thalers

250,000,000 France......

170,000,000 GermanyAnhalt-Dessau .........

800,000

3,000,000 Anhalt Bernburg ........

250,000 Baden ...

1,200,000 Bavaria .......

4,600,000 Brunswick....

400,000

2,000,000 City of Frankfort ..

2,500,000 Hanover. ....

200,000

2,000,000 Hesse-Cassel..

1,600,000 Hesse-Darmstadt...................

2,000,000 Holstein ..........................

1,800,000 Lippe Schaumburg .................

300,000 City of Lubec...........

300,000 Mecklenburg............

500,000 Nassau.....

800,000 Austria.....

250,000,000 Prussia........

16,000,00 70,000,000 Principality of Reuss...

300,000 Saxony........

7,000,000

6,500,000 The Four Saxon Ducbies....

2,100,000

5,000,000 Schwarzburg .........

200,000 Waldeck .............

400,000 Wurtemburg.........

1,700,000 Denmark...

15,000,000 Greece.........................

500,000 Holland. .....

6,000,000 67,000,000 States of the Church ..........

4,000,000

1,000,000 Naples...

2,000,000

2,000,000 Portugal .......

7,000,000

3,100,000 Russia .....

840,000,000 14,300,000 Sardinia.

8,000,000 Sweden and Norway........

27,000,000 Switzerland..............

2,500,000 Spain, ....

11,000,000 Tuscany................

1,000,000 Turkey........

18,000,000 978,000,000

909,900,000

Total

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