the stockholders of the South-Side Railroad met in Petersburg on Wednesday.

the receipts for the past fiscal year, upon the Southside Railroad proper, for mail service, have been $16,450, and for passengers $143,478.67, showing a loss of $39,988.15 over the fiscal year of 1858-59. this has been due entirely to the competition of the Orange and Alexandria road, which was opened upon the 29th day of February, 1860 the receipts from freight for the last fiscal year show an increase upon the Southside road of $44,003.14.

the operations of the Southside road proper, therefore, show an increase upon freight, passengers and mail of $5,765.22, notwithstanding the loss by the completion of the Orange and Alexandria road in passenger and mail service.

the City Point branch of the road shows a loss upon its local operations for the fiscal year 1859-60, as compared with 1858-59, of $10,619.50; of which, $9,658 it was the loss on freight, and $851.39 on passengers. Aggregating the receipts of the Southside and City Point roads for the past twelve months, they amount to the sum of $405,413.76--for the year 1858- '9 the amounted to the sum of $410,166.88. the expenses for the year ending September 30th, 1860, are 54 per cent, of the gross earning. For the year previous they were 51 per cent. The increase of expense is due to the improvements set forth in the Superintendent's report, which it will be seen are of a permanent nature.

the freight business through City Point, to and from points on the Danville road, has increased in the last twelve months over 300 per cent. The business through City Point, to and from Lynchburg, increased about 75 per cent., and to and from points West of Lynchburg, over 40 per cent.; making an increase of freight business to and from City Point, Petersburg and Lynchburg (the three principal offices on the road,) of $30,945.80, (Excluding the business between City Point and Petersburg,) which corresponds in money very nearly to the reported increase of tonnage. The freight business between Petersburg and points on the Richmond and Danville road, and between Richmond and points on the South-Side road and West of Lynchburg, and the Norfolk and Petersburg roads and the same points — taken in connection with the above statements — will substantially account for the increased freight business of the South-Side Railroad proper, to wit: $44,003.14

an agreed tariff of tolls has been arranged between the James River Canal Company and this Company, which so far has operated, in our opinion, to the advantage of both, and which has not, within our knowledge, been violated by either Company. It may be, however, dissolved at the pleasure of either Company. Satisfactory arrangements have been entered into between this Company and the Norfolk and Petersburg, the Richmond and Danville the Virginia and Tennessee, and the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Companies for the interchange of cars and otherwise for the proper expedition of the business of the respective lines.

the Cincinnati commercial says:

‘ the political condition of the country and the financial pressure at the South are having an effect. Capitalists always sensitive, though not alarmed or even seriously uneasy, in consequence of anything that exists in this regard, are exercising more than ordinary caution, and paper payable at Southern points outside of the leading commercial cities, such as New Orleans, Memphis, Louisville, Nashville and Baltimore, is negotiated with difficulty. But, excepting the last named class of securities the market remains in a comfortable condition for good 30,60 and 90 day business paper, the regular houses taking all that is offered by their customers at 10@12 per cent.--the movements in the Exchange market are a better indication of the character of the under-current in financial affairs, so far as regards the existence of gloomy forebodings or general distrust, than the immediate pulse of the discount market. Looking at this, therefore, it is found to be anti-panic decidedly. When people get frightened, Exchange, which is the equivalent of gold, rises. It is not in the rising sale now, but the opposite.--the market on Saturday was dull and heavy, and the buying rates declined to ¼ premium for New York and Philadelphia, and 15@20 for Baltimore and Boston. ’

Mobile. Nov. 15.--the advices by the two last steamers have caused a buoyant feeling in the cotton market, and the sales yesterday reached 5000 bales. At 10 ¼@11 For middling. The receipts at this port atone since Saturday have been 8,000 bales. Freights are steady at 19-32. Exchange on London nominally 6 ½@6 per cent. Money matters rather unsettled. The exports of cotton to England from this port during the week were only 2000 bales.

New Orleans, Nov. 12.--the exports of cotton hence to England, the past week, were 19,000 bales, and to Havre 11,000. the receipts during the past three days were 24,000 bales

Exchange on London is down to 5 per cent. And sight drafts on the North have also been down as low as ⅝ per cent, discount, showing more confidence in the future.

Boston,Nov. 13.--the weekly bank statement shows the following footings:

Capital Stock$37,831,700
Loans and Discounts64,089,000
Due from other Banks8,023,000
Due to other Banks9,088,000

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