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down three years since,) storehouses, &c. They pur. show most conclusively (what has been already remarkchased a great proportion of the wheat brought down ed) the advantage to be derived from a cross of our the Susquehanna in keel boats, and these boats were large mares, with the full blooded horse. supplied from their storehouses with salt, fish and plais- The whole number of horses, mares, and colts on the ter for the consumption of the Susquehanna and Juniata ground, was between 90 and 100. country --Har, Chron.
Mr. Walter Craig exhibited a fine Jenny and a very
promising young Jack, which attracted much attention, CATTLE SHOW.
none having been exhibited at any of our former exhiNotice of the one held on the 16th October, 1828, in Wash-bitions. As they were not entered for premium, they ington county, ( Pa.)
did not come immediately under the cognizance of the [From a friend, to whose enterprize and great judg- appropriate committee. ment that county is deeply indebted, we have received If we were in some measure disappointed in the exthe Washington Republican,” containing an account of hibition of horses, we were amply compensated by an a brilliant display of the industry and flourishing pros- examination of the pens and enclosures well filled with pects of his agricultural fellow citizens, on the day above about 100 head of inentioned. Of the show in general, not having room Horned Cattle, many of which would do honor to any for the details, we may quote the very judicious review exhibition in our country. It was admitted by every of the Committee appointed to make a general survey of spectator, that in no depatment of Agricultural pursuit the exhibition; and, for the present, the interesting re- has so rapid and yisible an improvement been attained. port on the live weight of a number of cattle, tested by The beauty of form and extraordinary weight of the scales.
young cattle excited universal admiration. It is perhaps The balance of the account by the reviewing com-worthy of remark (in order to show what may be done, mittee, with, perhaps, some striking items from the par- even by the introduction of one fine animal) that every ticular reports, will be given in our next.
Bull on the ground, except two, were descendants of It gives us particular pleasure to see how emphatical- Mr. Reed's Nonsuch,' of the improved short horn breed. ly the general committee testify, that "experience de. A considerable number of working oxen and fat cattle monstrates more clearly, every year, the superiority of was exhibited, highly creditable to the county,and showthose crossed with the pure blooded horse of England, ing that they had not been neglected by their owners. for every purpose except the road team, and even there The Merino Sheep, were not so numerous as we er. (when size can be obtained,) their superiority is acknow-pected, but all of a superior quality; and whilst we comledged.")
plain that so few were shown, we must express the be. REPORT
lief that the specimens of wool from them were equal To the President & Directors of the Washington Society to any Saxony we have ever seen. We are confident the for the promotion of Agriculture & Domestic Manufac- number will be made up next year; for we know no coun tures.
ty in the state can excel ours in this highly important The committee, appointed to prepare a brief notice branch of husbandry. of the various objects of interest and utility which were The Hogs, were also deficient in number, but like the exhibited at the late annual show, beg leave to report, sheep, showed a great improvement in quality. The
That not having been previously charged with the du- Bedford breed, lately introduced into this country, are ty now imposed upon them, their examinations were not rapidly spreading, and as rapidly improving our stock. so particular and minute as to enable them now to pre. Their docility, early maturity, and great propensity to sent details which would be highly satisfactory. Many fatten, render them an important acquisition to the judiobjects no doubt escaped their observation ; nor cancious farmer. they on any, pretend to be so full in their descriptions as
WEIGHT OF CATTLE. in other circumstances would be desirable. One thing The following is a statement of the weight of the catthey think was obvious, not only to themselves, but to tle, weighed at the Cattle Show on the 16th inst. all exthe great concourse of male and female spectators who cept Mr. Burgan's bull, the oxen, and Mr. Reed's three were assembled, viz: the increased and increasing im- first cows on the list, are of the improved Short Horned portance of such societies, which, sanctioned by law, stock.
Weight. and supported by public opinion and encouragement, | A. Reed, Red Cow, ...
.1434 are calculated to draw forth the abundant resources of Do
..1400 wealth and prosperity with which nature has stored our Do
. 1264 happy country, and which the ingenuity and industry of Do "Nonsuch” Bull...
.2100 our citizens are fully capable of improving to the utmost Do Dun Heifer, 3 yr. and 6 mons.old.....1264 advantage.
Do Red do 2 yr, and 2 mons. old....1008 The truth of this remark will be sustained (we think)
do 1 yr, and 8 mons. old......840 by the experience of those who have been in the habit Do do do 1 yr. and 6 mons, old......840 of attending our annual exhibitions. The last show, al- Do Bull 1 yr.and 4 mons. old..,. 850 though in some respects perhaps, not surpassing those Do Calf 6 mons. and 7 days old....560 previous, yet in the aggregate it is conceived, indicated
.558 a progressive movement.
5 mons, and 2 days old,...508 Your committee were much gratified in noticing a Do do
6 mons. 22 days old...... 474 number of horses, combining the desirable qualities of R. Lattimer, Bull, 1 yr. and 8 mons. old...,1064 figure, strength and action, nor can we let this opportu. J. Stockton, Yoke oxen 5 yr. old..
.2968 nity pass without calling the attention of our farmers to Daniel Leet, do do
6 yr. old.
...2772 the importance of improving the breed of this highly Moses Bell, do do
5 yr. old....
..3072 useful animal. Experience demonstrates more clearly Do do Bull,
..1008 every year, the superiority of those crossed with the Joseph Aiken, do
1 yr.3 mons. old ........1262 pure blooded horse of England, for every purpose ex- Robert Moore, do
2 yr. 6 mons. old.. .. 1460 cept the road team; and even there, (when size can be A. Wier, do 2 years old...
.1344 obtained) their superiority is acknowledged.
Do do do calf 8 mons. old.. ......558 The Brood Mares were not so numerous as on former Do do Yoke Oxen, 8 yr. old...
.2688 occasions; and although many of those present were ye. Do do do Steors, 3 yr. old.
.2408 ry fine, yet we must say that the exhibition did not come Thomas Porter, Bull, 3 yr. old..
.1708 up to our expectation. -Of the
J. & J. Strain, Bull Calf, z yr. old..
.1148 Two year old-yearling and spring Colls, a consider. James Burgan, Bull, 3 yr. 3 mons. old.. ..1708 able number promise to make very valuable animals, and
1 yr. old...
The ware-house was shown to us, where the articles (Rapp's new establishment is at Economy, Pa. a few made here for sale or use are preserved, and I adınired miles below Pittsburg, on the Ohio. He and his people the excellence of all. The articles for the use of the are Germans.)
society are kept by themselves, as the members have no From the Duke of Saxe Weimar's Travels. private possessions, and every thing is in common; so At the Inn, a fine large frame house, we were received must they in relation to all their personal wants be sup, by Mr. Rapp, the principal, at the head of the commu- plied from the common stock. The clothing and food nity: He is a grey-headed and venerable old man; most they make use of, is of the best quality. Of the latter, of the members emigrated twenty-one years ago from four, salt meat, and all long keeping articles are served Wirtemburg, along with him.
out monthly; fresh meat on the contrary, and whatever The elder Rapp is a large man of seventy years old, spoils readily, is distributed whenever it is killed, acwhose powers, age seems not to have diminished; his cording to the size of the family, &c. As every house hair is grey, but his blue eyes, oversiadowed by strong has a garden, each family raises its own vegetables, and brows, are full of life and fire. Rapp's system is nearly some poultry, and each family has its own bake oven.the same as Owen's community of goods, and all mem- For such things as are not raised in Economy, there is a bers of the society work together for the common in-store provided, from which the members, with the terest, by which the welfare of each individual is secur- knowledge of the directors, may purchase what is ne. ed. Rapp does not hold his society together by these cessary, and the people of the vicinity may also do the hopes alone, but also by the tie of religion, which is en- same. tirely wanting in Owen's community; and results declare We saw a small deer park in which the elder. Rapp that Rapp's system
is the better. No great results can had amused himself in taming some bucks and does, be expected from Owen's plan, and a sight of it is very which would eat out of his hand.' We saw also here a little in its favour. What is most striking and wonderful noble young moose deer, which was as large as a stout of all is, that so plain a man as Rapp can so successfully ox. bring and keep together a society of nearly seven hun. Mr. Rapp finally conducted us into the factory again, dred persons, who, in a manner, honor him as a prophet. and said that the girls had especially requested this visit
, Equally so for example is his power of government, that I might hear them sing. When their work is done which can suspend the intercourse of the sexes. He they collect in one of the factory rooms, to the number found that the society was becoming too numerous, of sixty or seventy, to sing spiritual and other songs.wherefore the members agreed to live with their wives They have a peculiar hymn book, containing hymns as sisters. All nearer intercourse is forbidden as well as from the Wirtemburg psalm book, and others written by marriage, both are discouraged. However, some mar- the elder Rapp. A chair was placed for the old patririages constantly occur, and children are born every arch, who sat amidst the girls, and they commenced a year, for whom there is provided a school and a teacher. hymn in a very delightful manner. It was naturally sym.
The members of the community manifest the very high-phonious and exceedingly well arranged. The girls est degree of veneration for the elder Rapp, whom they sang four pieces, at first sacred, but afterwards by Mr. address and treat as a father. Mr. Frederick Rapp is a Rapp's desire, of a gay character. With real emotion large good looking personage; of forty years of age.- did I witness this interesting scene. The factories and He possesses profound mercantile knowledge, and is the work shops are warmed during winter by means of pipes temporal, as his father is the spiritual chief of the com- connected with the steam engine. All the workmen, munity. All business passes through his hands, he re- and especially the females, have very healthy complex presents the society, which, notwithstanding the change ions, and moved me deeply by the warm-hearted friendin the name of residence, is called the Harmony society, liness with which they saluted the elder Rapp. I was in all their dealings with the world. They found that also much gratified to see vessels containing fresh sweet the farming and cattle raising, to which the society ex- smelling flowers standing on all the machines. The neatclusively attended in both their former places of resi- ness which universally reigns here, is in every respect dence, were not sufficiently productive for their indus- worthy of praise. try, they therefore have established factories. After dinner, we visited the village, which is very re
PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCILS. gularly arranged, with broad rectangular streets, two parallel to the Ohio, and four crossing them. Many fa
Thursday evening, November 13th, 1828. milies still live in log houses, but some streets consist al- At a stated meeting held this evening, a communica most entirely of neat, well built frame houses, at proper tion was received from the City Treasurer, enclosing a distance from each other; each house has a garden at statement of his accounts from the 1st of July to the ist tached to it. The four story cotton and woolen facto- of October. Referred to committee of Accounts. ries are of brick: Mr. Rapp's dwelling house not yet Mr. Johnson presented a petition from citizens owncompleted, and a newly begun warehouse, are also to be ing
property near the Schuylkill River, praying that of brick. In the cotton and woollen factories, all the Willow street (the street nearest the river) may be remachinery is set in motion, by a high pressure engine of gulated and put in a passable condition from Spruce seventy horse power, made in Pittsburg. The machine street to Cedar street. Referred to Paving committee. pumps the water from a well fifty feet deep, sunk for Mr. Johnson presented the following memorial, signthe purpose. The community possess some fine sheep, ed by one thousand and eighty mechanics. among which are many Merino and Saxon; they pur- To the select and common council of the city of Philachase wool, however, from the surrounding farmers,
delphia. who have already begun to raise it to bring to Economy, The petition of the subscribers, Mechanics of the city As soon as the wool is washed, it is picked by the old of Philadelphia, humbly sheweth: that in consequence women of the community, who work in the fourth story, of the rapid advance of scientific power into most of the whence it is reconveyed by a sort of tunnel into the departments of mechanical labour-inducing derangelower story. The wool is then separated according to ment throughout the whole circle of their various occu: its qualities into four classes, dyed together in the dye- pations, and at the same time nothing in prospect but house near the manufactory, returned to the mill, where an annually increasing derangement: it is combed, coarsely spun, and finally wrought into fine Your petitioners have been (as they think) forced yarns by a machine similar to the spinning jenny. As soon into various associations for the purpose of at least enas spun, it is placed in the loom and wrought into cloth; deavouring to prepare for the change which every rethis is placed in a steam fulling-mill so arranged that the Alecting mind must perceive in rapid progress. steam from the engine is made to answer the purpose of They see themselves without any common centre of soap and fuller's earth, which is a great saying union-without any place of general meeting—although
the power we have to contend with requires the most parts thereof, and that such proposals be reported to deliberate and united effort: yet they are obliged for the councils, vas adopted March 27, 1828. most part to meet in taverns in small numbers, and ex- No. 10. A joint committee of two members of each posed to temptations which elsewhere would not be council, was appointed May 19, 1828, to take measures felt.
for having the sloop sunk in the Delaware in August Thus circumstanced, your petitioners ask that you last raised and removed from the channel of the river. would favour them with the use of the second floor of No. 11. A communication from the city commissionthe State House, for the purpose of holding their meet. ers informing that an application had been made by Mr. ings.
-- Saunders to lease the Public Lot, south-east corner The memorial was referred to the committee on the of Vine and Schuylkill Front street, and requesting inState House and Independence square.
structions on the subject was referred May 22d 1828, to The committee to whom had been referred the con a Joint committee of two members of each council. munication of the constables, praying for remuneration No. 12. A resolution “authorising and directing the of expenses incurred in holding the ward elections, made city commissioners to advertise for proposals for leasing a report, concluding with a resolution requesting the Sassafras street wharf for three years for steam boat or mayor to draw his warrant on the city treasurer for the commercial purposes, and report to councils” was adoptamount claimed. The resolution was adopted. The ed June 3d, 1828. amount claimed is ninety dollars, or six dollars for each No. 13. A joint committee of three members of each constable.
council was appointed June 12, 1828, to confer with the A letter was received from E. Prescott, offering to fur commissioners of Spring Garden or any committee of nish the city with curb stone. A member said that it that body appointed, or which may be appointed for the was usual to make proposals of this kind to the city purpose, on the subject of the payment of their proporcommissioners; but, on motion, the letter was referred tion of the cost of the sewer on Vine strect, to the Paving committee.
No. 14. A draft of an ordinance in relation to the Messrs. Miller, Hale, Thompson, Graff, Page, and width of wheels of carriages, &c. the title whereof is as Oldenbug, were appointed members of the committee follows, “An ordinance in relation to wagons, carts, on the sinking fund.
drays, and carriages of burthen," was read and laid on The committee on unfinished business, report, the table, July 10, 1828.
That they have examined the minutes of the late No. 15. A resolution instructing the Paving commitcouncil, and find the following items of business undis-tee to inquire into the expediency of haying those parts, posed of, viz.
of Chesnut and Fifth and Sixth streets adjoining to the No. 1. A joint committee was appointed May 17, court room, laid with flag stones, or prepared in such a 1827, to inquire into the propriety of providing for pay- way as will prevent the noise which now renders the ing out of the city treasury, expenses incurred by citi- said rooms inconvenient for the transaction of the busizens, in consequence of alterations in established regu- ness of the courts, was adopted Aug. 5th, 1828. lations, (the same being item No. 6 of unfinished busi- No. 16. A joint committee of three members of each ness, reported to the late council,) which was referred council was appointed Aug. 14, 1828, to ascertain wheto a joint committee of two members of each council, ther, and on what terms, Windmill island opposite the November 8, 1827.
city of Philadelphia, or latterly known by the name of No. 2. A petition for the removal of the Market Smith’s Island, can be purchased from its present holdHouse in Broad street, was presented June 12, 1827, ers, and to report upon the expediency thereof, as well read, and laid on the table. And July 12, 1827, a reso- as on all other matters in connection therewith, as may lution directing the remoral was offered, read, and laid appear necessary, on the table. (The same being item No.10 of unfinished No. 17. A joint committee of two members of each business reported to the late council,) and November 8, council was appointed Aug. 14, 1828, to ascertain the 1827, was postponed for the present.
expediency of having posts and rings placed along the No. 3. A communication was received from the side of the curb stone on stands for drays, at such dismayor, relative to the assize and sale of loaf bread, tance as the owners of the drays can attach their horses which was referred Nov. 8, 1827, to a joint committee to them, and thereby prevent the great danger and inof two members of each council.
convenience attending the present manner of standing. No. 4. A communication was received from the city No. 18. The committee appointed to consider and recommissioners, stating a difficulty they had in finding port what disposition should be made of the “old Re, the owners of vacant lots, in order to collect the price of servoir" at Chesnut street and Schuylkill, made report, paving and curbing the footways; which was read Dec. That in their opinion it was not a suitable time to make 27, 1827, and laid on the table.
any disposition thereof, and recommended the subject No. 5. A resolution was passed Janaury 10, 1827, re- to the consideration of the next council. Reported Sep, questing the paving committee to inquire and report tember 25, 1828. whether the interests of the city are likely to be affect- No. 19. A resolution appropriating the sum of ed by the regulation of ascents and descents abort to be dollars to the use of the children of William Plunkett, established in that part of the District of Spring Garden who lost his life by falling from the Steeple of the State lying between Schuylkill Fourth and Broad streets, and House, and requesting the chairman of the committee on between Vine street and Francis' lane,
the steeple to deposit the said sum in the Saving Fund, No. 6. A resolution directing that so much of the the interest whereof to be drawn by the widow for the city commissioners' letter as relates to lighting the city, use of the said children, and said sum to be charged to letting Spruce and Race street wharves on the Schuyl. appropriation No. 21, was read and laid on the table kill, and purchasing cranes therefor, be referred to a Sept. 25, 1828. joint committee of two members of each council, was No. 20. A resolution referring the application of Mr. adopted February 14, 1828, and referred to a joint Trezivaldy, made through Mr. Cohen, relative to the committee of two members of each council.
Boudinot legacy, to the committee on said legacy, with No. 7. A joint committee of three members of each power to act as they may think advisable, was adopted council, was appointed Feb. 28, 1828, to inquire into the September 25, 1828. expediency of altering the names of the streets running No. 21. The committee on the State House and Indefrom north to south, and lying west of Broad street. pendence square, to whom was referred the petition of
No. 8. A resolution requesting the committee on the the Washington Grays, made report that the said petiDrawbridge Lot, to procure from the Recording Sur- tion bc recommended to the consideration of the next veyor, an accurate plan of the dimensions of the said lot, councils, Oct. 9, 1828. and to advertise for proposals to purchase the same, or No, 22. The committe on Fire companies, to whom was referred the petition of the Fire Association of Phi- Fort Pitt. In March, 1782, his active services were reladelphia, made report, submitting the draft of an ordi- warded with the commission of Major in Proctor's artilnance on the subject, entitled "an Ordinance for the lery regiment, wbich was conferred upon him by Conprotection of the apparatus of Fire Companies,” which gress, and which gave bim rank from the 7th of October, was called up for second reading, when on motion the 1781. further consideration thereof was postponed, October With the Revolutionary War closed the military ca9, 1828.
reer of Major Craig. He n.arried in 1785, and became WM. MASON WALMSLEY, permanently resident at Pittsburg. An attempt was CHARLES GRAFF.
made in 1793 and 1794, to draw him again into public Philadelphia, Nov. 13, 1828.
life by an offer of the station of Quarter Master General No. 12 was referred to a joint committee of two mem- to Wayne's army. This offer he declined, choosing to bers of each council,-No. 15, to the Paving com- enjoy that freedom he had aided in acquiring, in retiring mittee, No. 21, to the committee on the State House. and domestic felicity. As he was one of the earliest The consideration of the other items waa deferred. settlers, so he was one of the most useful and intelligent
Philad. Gaz. of our citizens. Carrying that industry and talent with
him into private life, which had rendered his career so [From the Pittsburg Gazette, 1826.]
distinguished in public, he was amongst those who gave Died, on the 14th ult. at his seat on Montour's Island, an impetus to the prosperity of the western country, Major ISAAC CRAIG, formerly a field officer of the which increased with his increasing years. He was one Pennsylvania line, in the Revolutionary Army:
of the few remaining patriarchs of our land; one whose The career of this distinguished citizen might be ci-venerable form and silvered locks marked him as the ted as an example, were others wanting, of the advan. pioneer of civilization and improvement to the rising getage afforded by our free institutions in fostering talent, neration. Strange as it may appear to those who know alike regardless of the profession, nation, or pursuit of nothing of our gigantic growth, on the day of Major the individual who possesses it. The subject of our Craig's funeral, an engineer and his attendants were emnotice was born near Hillsborough, in the county of ployed in finishing the location of an extensive canal at Down, in the kingdom of Ireland, in August, 1742. He the very point which, on the day of his assuming the emigrated to Philadelphia in 1768, where he pursued command at Pittsburg, resounded with the war-whoop the occupation of a carpenter until 1775. It was then of a savage enemy. It is to such men as he that we that, stimulated by the oppressive conduct of Britain to- owe all we have of liberty. It is to such men that we wards his adopted country, he enrolled himself under are indebted for the wide spread of civilization and mana the banners of struggling freedom, and devoted courage ners, of virtue and religion. and genius to the service of America. From the Coun
He has sunk to bis grave in a ripe old age, leaving to cil of Safety of Pennsylvania, he received the appoint- his family that best of all inheritances, an honorable ment of a Lieutenant of Marines, and aided in the cap- name; not to be traced on monumental marble, or deture of several vessels laden with ammunition and mili- pending on a parchment record, but inscribed by the tary stores, thereby rendering an important service to pen of valor, on the fields of American glory, and as the interest of the country, for whose armies such stores immortal as the freedom of his country. were then in great demand. In the winter of 1785-6, he held the commission of
LAW Cases. Captain of Marines, on board the Andrew Doria, then [Reported for the United States Gazette.) commanded by the gallant and adventurous Captain Ni.
Common Pleas Trials. cholas Biddle. This vessel formed part of a small squadron, which, under the command of Commodore Hop
MARGARET Jones vs. Jno. PARIAM.-Feigned issue kins, in March 1776, took possession of the Island of to try the will of Mrs. Elizabeth Duche. The defenNew Providence, where the American force seized and dant having informed the commonwealth of an escheat, brought away a large quantity of military stores, artil- was surprised to find a will in the case, and entered a. lery, &c. Here ended his connexion with the navy.
caveat to test its validity accordingly. He alleged that Another scene was now presented to him, and one bet- the testatrix was solely under the influence of plaintiff; ter adapted to his peculiar talent. In December, 1776, was imbecile, insane, and out of her right mind, and Mr. Craig was appointed a captain in the regiment of unable in law to make a will. The plaintiff proved the artillery, under the command of Col. Thomas Proctor. entire sanity of the testatrix; her excellent state and exThis was the most gloomy period of the war; but it was his traordinary strength of mind; the kind deportment of good fortune to be an actor in that scene which gave a
plaintiff towards her; that J. Parham bad used boisternew coloring to our revolutionary prospects. We al- ous language in Mrs. Duche's chamber, in her dying lude to the capture of the Hessian troops at Trenton.
moments, &c. Captain Craig bore a distinguished part in the battle of
Verdict for plaintiff, establishing the will. Kittera & Princeton; and on the fields of Germantown and Bran. J. Randall for plaintiff; T. S. Smith for defendant. dywine performed his duty with unabated vigor and St. Paul's Church vs MARGARET REESE.—This was courage.
another will case, but of a totally different cast. Mrs. The Indians and Tories having assembled in the Ge- Matthews, the testatrix, procured her will to be drawn nesee country, in very considerable force, under the a few weeks before her death, in which she bequeathed command of the Butlers! and the Brandts, it was the bulk of her property to St. Paul's church. After a thought expedient, in 1779, to detach a force a formal execution of the instrument, she deposited it in gainst them, under the command of General Sullivan. a trunk under her bed-bead, for safe keeping, and freThe services of Captain Craig were thought necessary to quently conversed upon the subject of her affairs being the success of the expedition. They were promptly settled, up to her death. The keys of the trunk were afforded, and usefully displayed in the battles of Newton in the housekeeper's possession. "The will cut out all and Chemung.
her relations. The defendant was one of her nieces. The celebrated George Rogers Clark, a name so inti- Shortly before her death, she sent for plaintiff, intima. mately connected with the early history of western ad- ting that she had something important to say to her, and venture and valor, having planned an expedition against she canne accordingly, The demeanor of the deceased Detroit, Captain Craig, in 1780, descended the Ohio was kind towards her. She remained a few days after river, and joined him, having under his command two her death. Shortly after Mrs. M. died, the defendant companies of artillery. The expedition failed of execu- was in her bed chamber, and had the keys of the trunk. tion, on account of some disappointment not now recol- How long she tarried there was uncertain a host of conlected, and Captain Craig returned with his command to tredicting witnesses testified on that point. A decent
period after the death of Mrs. M. having elapsed, the obtained by the lovers of this kind of fruit, price 50 trunk was searched for the will, but it could not be found cents each.- Lancaster paper. any where, Suspicion lighted on different persons, but the defendant was most particularly pointed out by the
PENNSYLVANIA CANAL. plaintiff's counsel on the trial. Issues were formed be- At the late canal letting in this place, there were forty tween the parties, to submit the cause to a jury, to in- five miles of canal sold, divided into sections of half a vestigate the point whether the rough draft of the will, mile. The line of the canal from this town to Huntingfortunately kept by the scrivener, was the last will of don keeps along the river bank, in most places so disMrs. M.; and if so, whether it was in existence, not de- tant, however, as not to require a wall – The line is on stroyed, at the time of her death.
the north side of the Juniata, to near Drake's ferry, The defendant's counsel alleged, that the testatrix where it crosses the river by an aqueduct, on which side had a mania for making wills--that she changed her it keeps for near three miles where it re-crosses the mind repeatedly, and that this particular instrument nev- river. er was destroyed; the fair inference being, that the old The amount of the canal sold will probably amount to lady destroyed it herself, in order that the law might be three quarters of a million of dollars. Four hundred her will.
and nine packages were offered at the sale containing After a protracted investigation, the jury went out, 2014 propositions. and after being in deliberation 18 hours, were discharg- This was probably the greatest distance of canal ever ed, not being likely agree.
sold at any one time in the United States. The average Kittera for plaintiff; Ingraham for defendant. sales were something higher, it is believed, than at the
former public lettings on this line.—Lewistown Gaz. GRIFFITA, &c. vs H. S. Tanner.—The plaintiffs were bricklayers, and claimed a bill against defendant for repairing one half of the wall between his property in
PENNSYLVANIA ELECTORAL ELECTIONS. Chesnut street, above Tenth, and the Academy of Fine Arts. He had already paid one half, and alledged that
OFFICIAL the Academy, upon the principle of party walls, should pay the other, their being reciprocity of benefit. Judge
Jackson. Adams. | Totals. Hopkinson and Mr. 'Thackara were examined to prove
433 244 677 that the defendant had made an application to the acade. Upper Delaware
384 386 my, as an incorporated institution, to pay one half the Lower Delaware
770 263 333
596 expense. Judge Hopkinson declined to assume the High street
Chesnut half, on behalf of the Academy, but made a verbal a
183 215 398 greement, in part, with defendant, which was to have no
267 227 bearing upon the workmen.
244 Verdict for the plaintiff's the whole amount.-W. L. Pine
235 479 New Market
193 562 Hirst for plaintiff; Haly for defendant.
215 104 319 Patton vs Brown & Al. —This action was brought Locust
368 255 623 to recover about $40 of defendants, owners of a small South ward
155 171 326 vessel, for merchandize, furnished the vessel at the re- Middle
253 121 374 quest of the captain without the knowledge or consent North ward
252 296 548 of the owners. The vessel was owned by several, in South Mulberry
311 188 499 shares; the defendants proved a custom existing in the North Mulberry
406 136 542 port of Philadelphia, that where vessels were so owned, the captain alone was responsible for supplies furnished.
3335 7716 Judge King charged the jury that the owner of a ship was always responsible for necessary repairs and sup
Jackson ) Adams. | Tolał. plies furnished by order of the captain, at this or any other port; the captain being considered the authorized Northern Liberties.
267 134 agent of the owners to that extent. With regard to the
227 183 special custom given in evidence, if the jury believed that the plaintiff' knew it, and gave credit to the captain
339 165 4th do.
239 117 alone, never intending to look to the owners, then he
470 221 could not recoyer, inasmuch as he waved the general principle of law in his favour, and consented to accept
387 94 7th do.
289 the special custom in its stead.
86 American Grapes.--About two years ago, a gentleman
2218 1000 3218 of the name of Deininger, discovered on an island in the Northern Liberties, unincor. 120
172 Susquehanna river, near the mouth of the Conestogo, Penn Township
914 258 1172 some bunches of what he considered as very fine grapes. Kensington E.
1001 Some of these bunches he brought to this city, and Do. W.
332 57 $ after examination, they were pronounced, by all the Southwark E.
803 gentlemen who bad a knowledge of this kind of fruit, to Do, W.
131 S be grapes of a very superior quality to any heretofore Moyamensing
390 35 425 discovered in our country. This season Mr. Deininger Passyunk
136 40 176 brought several bunches of these grapes to this city, Blockley
175 119 294 some of which weighed 2 pounds. They are of a pur. Kinsessing
78 57 135 ple colour, grow very close together, the stone or kernel Germantown
320 206 526 is very small, the skin thin, and the juice of a most deli- Roxborough
128 339 cious taste, and are pronounced by judges to be equal Bristol
129 61 190 if not superior, to any of the foreign kind introduced Oxford
165 169 334 into our country, and being indigenous, have nothing to Lower Dublin
173 122 295 fear from our climate.
50 89 139 Mr. Deininger, who has now removed to York coun- Moreland
62 ty, has left a few roots of this grape, (now two years old) with Mr. Henry Keffer, of this city, where they can be
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