--The following are the retail prices in the market-houses of this city: Beef, 12½ cents per pound; pork and mutton, do.; corned beef
, 10a12 cents; sausage, 1s.; shoats, $1 each; hares, 25a37½ cents; bacon, 27a28 cents; chickens 20a37 cents each; geese, 62a75 cents; ducks, 37a50 cents; wild ducks, $1,00a$1.50 per pair; turkeys, $1.25a$1.50 each, oysters, $1.25a$1.50 per gallon; eggs, 25 cents per dozen; butter 45a50 cents per pound; apples, $1 per peck--$6 per barrel; sweet potatoes, $1 per bushel; Irish potatoes $1.25; turnips, onions, etc., 4 cents per bunch; celery, 25 cents; tomatoes, 8 cents per quart; egg plant, 4a6 cents each; cabbage, 8a10 cents per head.
The prices in some instances are doubtless more extravagant than the circumstances justify, but as there seems to be no remedy for speculation, consumers have to submit with the best grace possible.