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Judgment for the plaintiffs accordingly.

Sophomore class-First lerm. On the 9th April 1833, the Board of Commissioners Jatin-Horace's Art of Poetry, Tacitus' History. of the Girard estate, "directed the Treasurer to settle the Greek-Majora, viz. First volume completed, Greek account of the intestate property, with the next of kin of Antiquities. Mr. Girard, and pay over to them the balance in his hands, Mathematics Euclid, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Books, on account of that estate. Instructions were also given to

Secund term. the agents to deliver to them possession of said property.

Latin-Tacitus' History,

Greek-Majora, Second volume. The pamphlet then contains, some “remarks signed

Plain Trigonometry, Algebra through Equations. 'R.'” which appeared in the American Sentinel of the Evidences of Christianity. 9th July 1833, “upon the above decision; also another

Junior class First term. article in reply to the preceding by ‘K,'” which ap

Latin-Cicero de Officiis. peared in the same paper, on the 22d of July; and "a

Greek- Majora, Second volume. rejoinder by 'R,'” published on the 25th of July. The

Surveying, Mensuration, Conic Sections. object of "R" is to show that by the "doctrine of elec. Mental Philosophy, Logic, Evidences of Christianity.

Second term. tion,” the legatees could not claim both the intestate es

Greek-Longinus de Sublimitate, Spherical, Trigotate and the legacies, and that if they received the latter, nometry, Analytic Geometry, Differential and Integral the former belongs to the mayor and aldermen of the ci- Calculus. ty as residuary legatees; and that the decision of the court Moral Philosophy, Rhetoric, Natural Theology. only settled the question "whether real estate purchas

Senior class-First term. ed subsequently to the date of his will by a testator,

Latin-Cicero de Oratore. passed by that instrument;" and it left open all other Greek-Majora, Medea, Natural, Philosophy, Chemisquestions “relative to the title of the heirs to this real try, Mental Philosophy, Rhetoric.

Second term. estate for future discussion and decision," As our ob

Natural Philosophy, Mineralogy, Botany. ject is, to preserve a history of this matter, we deem it

Political Economy, History Review, Mental and Mosufficient merely to refer to those articles if they should ral Philosophy, and Evidences of Christianity, be hereafter required. Presuming that if there be any serious determination to try the question, it will be ju.

Preparatory course.

Studies of the Preparatory course-Reading, Writdicially decided, and we shall of course then publish the ing, Arithmetic to the Cube' Root, Geography, Vocal result,

Music, English Grammar. Latin Grammar, Historiz

Sacræ, Viri Romæ, or Historiæ Græcæ, Cæsar, Virgil, From the Wheeling Gazette.

Sallust, Mair's Syntax, Greek Grammar, Greek Testa· B1.GONE DAYS.-" I remember when there was no ment, Greek Minora in part. such thing to be seen as a keel boat plying on the beautiful river Ohio; great unwieldy “arks” were used by

School Teachers course. traders to New Orleans, and for the purpose of convey

Reading, Writing. English Grammar, Geography, ing emigrants on their pilgrimage to Kentucky. in Book-keeping, Vocal Music, Arithmetic, Algebra, Plane 1793, when James McLuny of Washington, Pa. and Trigonometry, Surveying, Mensuration, Evidences of John Halsted from near West Middletown, arrived at Christianity, Moral Philosophy. our landing in a Barge from Orleans, it was thought by have been filled) will constitute a distinct branch, at

German Literature (when the Professorship shall our citizens to be one of the greatest exploits ever per: such stage as will suit the convenience of those young formed; it certainly was so, as it respected the navigation of the two great rivers.

gentlemen who may desire to pursue the study. I remember when there was no glass of any description made west of the mountains. Col. James O'Har

Conditions. ra was the first to establish a green glass manufactory

No Student admitted for less than a term. at Pittsburg. It is not forty years since we got all our

For Tuition in the English branches of the Preparatopaper from the east side of the Allegheny; Jackson and ry School, per Term,

$10 00 Sharpless were the first to commence this branch of

For Tuition in the Classical and Mathematical business near Brownsville."

branches,

15 00 For Shop room, use of Tools, work and instruction therein,

3 00 APPENDIX TO THE FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF LAFAY. bedding, and washing the same,

For lodging, including room-rent, beds and

2 00 ETTE COLLEGE,

The above in advance.
(See Register, page 192.)
Boarding per week,

1 50 Do.

do. COURSE OF STUDIES.

at cheap table,

1 25 Or in a Club of Students it may be had for Freshmen class-First term. about

1 00 Latin-Odes of Horace. Greek-Minora, Neilson's Exercises, Roman Anti

The next winter term commences on the 31st Octoquities, Mythology, Ancient Geography.

ber, and lasts twenty-four weeks. The summer term Mathematics-Euclid, First Book.

commences after three weeks vacation, and lasts twentySecond term.

two weeks. The entire charge therefore for the year, Latin-Satires and Epistles of Horace, Cicero's Ora - of tools and work, is

of forty-six weeks, for tuition, boarding and lodging, use

$109 00 tions, Roman Antiquities.

Or the cheap table,

97 50 Greek-Majora, viz. Zenophon, Herodotus, Thucy. Or in the Students Club,

86 00 dides, Neilson's Exercises,

From which an industrious young man may Greek-Antiquities.

deduct by labor,

46 00 Mathematics—Euclid, Second and Third Books, Al- Leaving for boarding, lodging and tuition, gebra to Simple Equations.

$63 00, 51 50, or

40 00

1833.)

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A STATISTICAL TABLE, Containing the accounts for the names, residence, &c. only of such Students as have been in the Institution six months or more, and who are expected to continue. Day scholars are marked (d.) Club boarders (e.) Those marked (*) worked at trades or otherwise irregularly, which accounts for the disparity between the product and the time set down to them. A weeks work is twenty hours.

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Samuel Sherrerd
John Sherrerd
Henry Shouse
John Smalley, e
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Sam'l Sturgeon
Wm. Taylor
John Tenbrook, c
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An inventory of the principal materials wrought up by A navigation can thus be opened to Lake Ontario and

the students within the year, namely: the river St. Lawrence, and by the Welland canal, to 117,639 feet of lumber which cost $1,545 43 Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior-to the 640 trunk locks, handles, &c.

240 00 wilderness of the northwestern territory. A canal has 145 pounds of nails,

87 00 been already projected from Chicago near the south Petna and Madress goat skins,

587 00 western point of Lake Michigan to the Illinois river, 225 morocco skins,

191 00 which is navigable by steamboats about or 7 months Manufactured Articles.—610 dry good boxes-151 of the year to within 19 or 20 miles of that place. By book boxes-80 quill boxes for cotton factory—132 hat cutting a canal between these points, a steamboat comboxes--970 trunk boxes-84 candle boxes- total of munication would be opened to the Illinois, Mississippi, boxes, 2037.

Missouri, Yellowstone, Ohio, Cumberland, and Tennes. 640 trunks finished (these are included in the above see rivers, to every navigable stream of the west; to boxes) 740 lights of sash-10 cultivators-2 wheel bar- New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. It would be a rows-1 cutting box –1 horse rake-10 bedsteads-- perfect and complete inland communication to al5 long dining tables—25 study and kitchen tables-2 most every important place in our country. Every wash stands—1 kneading trough—1 large writing ta- town on the banks of the Susquehanna would become ble-15 benches.

a place of commerce, with her steamboats freighted to Garden Labor.–About ten acres have been cultivat- almost every part of the country. Every citizen would ed in vegetable, potatoe and corn lots, besides the participate in the benefits of such a magnificent entersmall gardens at the mansion house.

prize. The villages of the Susquehanna, in which bu. Farm.-One hundred loads of manure hauled and siness is dull during the summer, would be filled with spread, and also 2400 bushels of lime-25 tons of hay bustle and activity--they would soon grow to the towns cut, cured and taken in—320 bushels of potatoes raised of wealth and consequence-they would become marand taken off one and three-quarter acres—8 acres of kets for all the produce of every description raised by corn cut-six acres of oats raised and housed—25 acres the farmers in their neighborhood and thus extend the of wheat and rye harvested and housed.

advantages of the project to every citizen in the interior

of Pennsylvania. A SPLENDID PROJECT.

We have made these few hasty remarks to call pub

lic attention to the project; and shall resume the sab. We insert to-day, a communication which appeared ject again when we shall treat it more critically, and at in the Pennsylvania Intelligencer, on the subject of greater length. Editors of papers, in towns on the SusSteamboat Navigation of the Susquehannu, to which we quehanna, and at Elmira, N. Y., are reqnested to notice invite the attention of our citizens. The reasons the subject. —Pa, Telegraph. urged in favor of this project must strike the mind of every one forcibly at once, while it cannot be urged against it, that it will involve the state still deeper in

From the Harrisburg Intelligencer. debt, as it is a project for the consideration of Congress, It was truly as well as eloquently observed, by John and one that should enlist the support of the members Sergeant, in our Canal Convention, that "The spirit of of Congress from New York, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, improvement was abroad on the earth.” It is manifestand Illinois, and all the states bordering on the Missis. ing itself in every section of our country, and in a few sippi and Ohio rivers, as well as Maryland and Penn. years it will indissolubly connect the immense territory sylvania.

of this Union. The period is rapidly approaching when The practicability of making the Susquehanna navi- the national debt will be extinguished, and when the gable for steamboats, has long been known. Several revenue of the nation may be applied to the execution of years ago a company in Baltimore proposed to the le. works of internal improvement. It is, therefore, time gislature of this state to make the Susquehanna naviga- for the public to reflect upon the most proper objects ble for steamboats from tide water to the New York to which the national funds may be most beneficially state line, for the trifling sum of two thousand dollars applied. As Pennsylvanians, we are interested in no per mile, about twelve hundred thousand dollars. But other project half so much as in the steamboat navigation supposing that it would cost five times that sum, the pro of the Susquehanna. The advantages of such an imject would be one of the most splendid that could be provement to the country bordering upon the river, conceived of, when its extent and consequences are would be incalculable. If the Pennsylvania canal be taken into view. It would not be a local, nor sectional, as useful as its friends anticipate, its advantages will be, but national improvement. It would extend trade and in a great degree, limited to the one side of the river. But commerce into the very heart of Pennsylvania, N. York, a steamboat navigation will benefit both. It may, how. and Ohio, and carry the products of thoses states to the ever, be objected, that this improvement is not a nation. “great west," while it would bring to our own doors al work, to which only the funds of the general governthe products of those states in return. Every village ment are to be applied. But let it be considered in its on the banks of the Susquehanna, and every village on extension beyond the limits of Pennsylvania. A canal the Cayuga lake, the Oswego river and its vicinity, now exists from the Tioga river to the head of Seneca would burst forth with the hum of business-they would Lake-and the outlet from that Lake to Lake Ontario, become almost seaports in the very interior of our coun- has been already opened out by the state of New York. try. Harrisburg, from its location and natural advan. It will require' but an inconsiderable expenditure, to tages would soon vie with Pittsburg, in wealth and en render both communications navigable for steamboats. terprise—the immense mines of anthracite and bitu. When on Lake Ontario, the Welland canal, now in suco minous coal bordering on the banks of the Susquehan- cessful operation, affords the means of communication na would find a new market in the colder regions of the with Lake Erie, and thence the extent of navigation can north and northwest. Not only our own country, but scarcely be conceived. But a connexion can readily be the cities of Montreal, Quebec, and the whole Canada made between Michigan Lake and the Illinois river. The line would become consumers of the anthracite of Penn. lliinois is already navigable for steamboats, several hun. sylvania. Should the reader doubt, he need only cast dred miles, and in the spring floods,a navigation exists, for his eye over the map of the state of New York. A canal river boats, between the river and lake. This channel is already made from Elmira, N. Y. to the head of Sene- opened, or a connexion effected between the Maúmee ca Lake, from which issues the Oswego river. This and Wabash, and Mississippi, the course of communicamay easily be made navigable to Lake Ontario. This tion for steamboats, between the Chesapeake, the short canal might be enlarged and the river made Lakes, and New Orleans, is complete. The immensity navigable at a small expense to admit steamboats. Fof the project and the facility of its execution is sufficien

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to excite public attention towards it. But three sec. Elmira is from Philadelphia, by the tions of artificial canal, and neither of great extent, are

river and canals 374 miles. necessary to complete this extensive circle of improve.

Baltimore

394 menta-nature has almost accomplished the rest. Can

Owego

36 any line of improvement be suggested, which is more

Ithaca

36 truly national in its character? The Union is interested

Bath

36 in it-but to the country bordering on the Susquehanna,

Tioga Point

18 it is particularly important-its advantages need not be

Towanda

36 specially observed upon; they will be evident to all.

Williamsport

72 The extent of country interested in the improvement in Ten miles of the Cayuga and Seneca canal is an indeits whole extent, is so great, as to render probable its fa- pendent canal, the residue a slack water navigation in vorable reception by Congress. Let, therefore, petitions the Seneca river. One half of the Oswego canal is also be circulated, and a strong effort made to have it accom.

a slack water navigation in the Oswego river. The plished. Now is the time to press it before any system Oswego river is formed of the Oneida river, which is the has been adopted by Congress for the expenditure of outlet of Oneida Lake, and Seneca river. the public revenue. It cannot be too soon or too ear. nestly urged, and perhaps the result may be favorable. from the Chemung river through a navigable Feeder,

The water to supply the Chemung canal is obtained from the Chimney Narrows in the town of Painted Post,

(at which place a dam has been made in the river,) to From the Elmira Republican.

Horse Heads, a distance of 13 miles. The facilities for In another column will be found an extract from the enlarging the Chemung canal so as to admit steamboats, Harrisburg Telegraph upon the subject of a Steamboat are abundant, as also those of improving the navigation Navigation of the Susquehanna, and the extension of of Seneca and Oswego rivers, or for making a large Steamboat Navigation, by the Chemung canal to Sene- canal from Seneca Lake to Sodus Bay. ca Lake, through said Lake to the Oswego (Seneca) From Washington, D. C. to Baltimore, York Haven, river, and thence, by the Oswego river, to Lake Onta: Harrisburg, Sunbury, Northumberland, Williamsport, rio. As a farther elucidation of the project, we add Elmira, and Geneva, to Sodus Bay is almost a straight some remarks from the Pennsylvania (Harrisburg) Te-line: Of this distance a rail road is made to Baltimore; legraph, of the 28th ult. in which the Editor of the another is projected and partly finished to York Haven; Elmira Republican is also requested to give such facts thence to Williamsport there is a canal nearly or quite in relation to the subject as he may possess.'

complete, and from Muncy a steamboat plies to DunnsThe navigation of the Susquehanna by steamboats, to town; from Williamsport to Elmira a rail road is char. Tioga Point, and of the Chemung, 18 miles to this tered, the route surveyed, and the enginer's report, for place, present the greatest obstacles to the success of aught we know is gone to an eternal sleep; from Elmithis truly grand enterprise; but, with perseverance and ra to Oswego on Lake Ontario, there is now a water the resources of the nation, we should not dare say the communication. The importance of this route for a object could not be accomplished. The bosom of the national road of some kind or other is manifest, it beSusquehanna, like that of the Chemung, is broad, and ing direct from the Seat of Government and the sea in dry scasons is scarcely so covered with water that it board to our northern frontier, as appears from former could not be waded for miles, excepting the eddies, surveys. The travel on such a route as this would be and is ruffled by frequent ripples, we are told, as far as immense. The merchandize, the produce, the salt, Northumberland; yet there is no doubt but, in the dry- plaster, anthracite and bituminous coal from the inexa est times there is water enougli, could it be confined in haustible mines of Pennsylvania, &c. which would be a channel of suitable width, to answer the purpose; and transported on this route would justify the expectations that could be done by deepening the channel, removing of the must sanguine. Yet on this whole line, there is bars, building embankments, &c, which would require now only a break of the 72 miles, from here to Wilto be so permanently done as to be secure against the liamsport. We advise, if the engineer does not soon ravages of high water, floods,&c.—all which we believe make his report, that it be surveyed over by one who could be done, though the expense might be immense. will report, so that an estimate may be formed, the

From Elmira to the summit level of the Chemung books opened, and let the people have a chance to take canal, six miles, there is a rise of 47 feet; and from up the stock, which they would do very quick. thence to the inlet of Seneca Lake, the termination of We have now taken a general view of the whole the Canal, there is a fall of 441 feet. The surveyed ground and stated such facts as occurred to us as being route of the canal is 19} miles. The distance from the of importance. We have but to add our best wishes to canal to Geneva by the Lake is 40 miles, always navi. the success of the enterprise. The importance to Phigable. The Cayuga and Seneca canal from Geneva to ladelphia, Baltimore, and other places of Pennsylvania Montezuma, is 20 miles and 44 chains, and the descent and Maryland, of some opening to the great northern is 731 feet. From Montezuma to Syracuse, a distance and western trade is a sufficient warranty to tbeir untir. of 35 miles, there is a rise of 4 locks and a fall of two ing and unceasing exertions to effect it. feet, making a rise of 20 feet. Then, from Syracuse to Oswego by the Oswego canal, it is 28 miles and a de.

From the Harrisburg Intelligencer. scent of 123 feet; so that the Chemung river at Elmira

STEAMBOAT NAVIGATION. is 394 feet higher than the Seneca Lake, and 2281 higher than Lake Ontario. The distance from Monte of applying to Congress for an appropriation to render

Several articles have appeared in our paper in favor zuma to Oswego, by the Oswego river, must be less by the Susquehanna navigable for steamboats

. Some per, considerable, than by the canal, and the distance from

sons may doubt of its practicability. A man would Seneca Lake to Sodus Bay cannot be over 35 miles.

once have been thought a fit subject for the madhouse Elmira is from Havanna

18 miles who should have thought of building a bridge over the Head of Seneca Lake' 21

Susquehanna. There is no doubt of the practicability Geneva

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of this project, and, as it is a national and not a state Sodus Bay

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object, it should be done with national funds. A steamMontezuma

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boat is at this moment running fort-ymile trips on the Syracuse

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place. This steamboat cost about $9,000, and was Albany

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an enterprising Pennsylvanian, William P. Farrand,

Esq., to tow arks of bituminous coal from the mines in the present season, with entire success. The result of Lycoming county to Muncy dam. This boat draws but this enterprise is justly considered of great importance 13 inches of water, and passes up ripples without any to the state of Pennsylvania. It now appears that there difficulty. Not long since, a committee from the north are many hundred miles above the public improvements, branch was sent to view the operations of this boat, with which may be navigated by steamboats, calculated to a reference to establishing a company to run a similar draw an up river trade into the state canals. one, from the mouth of the Lackawanna to the New There is another circumstance connected with this York line. It is said they were perfectly satisfied of its business, which is highly important to Pennsylvania, and practicability, and that application will be made to the to the Atlantic frontier generally. After a full trial, it legislature next winter for the incorporation of a com- is ascertained that a very small quantity in bulk of an pany to run steamboats from the northern termination open burning bituminous coal, will answer every purof the canal to the New York line.

pose for generating steam to propel boats, locomotive, Whoever will take the trouble to examine the report and other steam engines. All the trials of bituminous of Charles Treziyulny, a Pole by birth; who, as engi- coal for the above purpose, in New York and elsewhere neer, was employed by the state, to survey and report in the United States, have heretofore been unsuccessful, on the Susquehanna navigation in 1826, will not longer in consequence of confining the heat and Aame, thereby doubt that the funds of the General Government could melting the grates, and preventing the flame from soon bring steamboats from tide to Harrisburg, and not reaching and acting on the surface of the boilers. The only to Harrisburg, but through the state of Pennsylva. error was in selecting the materials. All these difficulnia.

ties are removed by the introduction of the above speSuppose damming the rivers should be thought im- cies of coal, which is almost free from bituminous smell practicable from Middletown to tide, a steamboat canal We believe we shall shortly see our locomotive engines could be made without as much lockage as the Welland propelled by a small quantity of this material, bringing canal which cost about $2,000,000.

from Columbia thousands of tons for our manufacturers. Is it not a great and national object to open a steam- This is a new product of Pennsylvania. Let our neigh. boat navigation from the ocean to the lakes?

bors of New York and the other states, who are now What a diversion of trade that now passes through complaining of the enormous price of wood, consider the Rideau Steamboat canal, 270 miles in length, from for a moment from where a substitute is to come, to Lake Ontario to Montreal, would this make through propel their steamboats and other machinery; they will the United States! What an incalculable advantage find it in the open burning bituminous coal of Pennsyl. would such a channel of trade be, not only to the Atlan- vania. tic, but to the western states—such a project accomplished, sloops and steamboats could load in Illinois, LEONITES AND RAPPites. -Among the delusions exMichigan, and Ohio, and unlade at the wharves of the isting in our section of country, none were more reAtlantic cities.

We understand that a public meeting markable than those which existed among the members will soon be holden in Harrisburg on the subject, and of these two societies. Indeed, it seems exceeding we doubt not but a lively interest will soon be awaken- strange that any body of people could, in the very ed throughout the whole of central Pennsylvania. midst of our free and happy society, be so misled as

most of these have been. But much as we wondered From the Commercial Herald.

at the manner in which Mr. Rapp conducted his society STEAMBOAT ON THE SUSQUEHANNA. so successfully, we were struck with amazement at the We have at length succeeded in obtaining the follow. blind fanaticism, that enabled a noted imposter, called ing description of the above boat:

Leon, to lead off from Mr. Rapp's jurisdiction and government, a large body of the Economy Society. This count Leon we stated was an imposter from Germany, who pretended to be a messenger sent by Heaven for the especial purpose of regenerating the Germans at Economy, and establishing a Zion in the west. The means he took to inveigle the Economites were in keeping with his real character-and suffice it to say, were so ridiculous, so impious, so knavish, that no people but those he gained over, would for a moment treat them seriously. He promised to change rocks into gold; to cause rain or drought when he or his followers pleased; to dress all his believers 'in purple and fine linen,' and to make them “fare sumptuously every day'

. They be. lieved him-they thought, poor souls, that roasted

pigeons would fly on their dinner table each day 16/2

to be eaten—and that all they had to do was to 'eat,

drink and be merry;" so they left Mr. Rapp and followed 16/2

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our hero Count Leon. But like many other poor mor. tals, they were doomed to disappointment. Roasted pi: geons did not fly to them-clothes did not fall from

the skies ready made for each of them, and worse Length,

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15 inches.

too young. The Count found out this last fact, and Power,

35 horse. with tears in his eyes informed his followers of it. Length of boiler and height of chimney, see diagram By degrees things began to wear a bad appearance. above,

Count Leon's followers, located at Philipsburgh, quarThe flame from an open burning bituminous coal, relled with Rapp's followers, located at Economy, ten after enveloping the boilers 35 feet, we are informed, is miles distant; both applied to lawyers, and lawyers, as easily brought out from the top of the chimney, a dis- a matter of course, fleeced both. The Pbilipsburger's tance of 563 feet. Since the introduction of coal, two

were poorest and have broken first. The Count, with tons supply the place of eight cords of pine wood. It all his heavenly powers, has filed-taking with him a has been for some time known to the public, that a few particular friends. The rest of the Philipsburgh steamboat has been navigating some of the most rapid | Society is dissolved, and Philipsburgh with its appurwaters of the west branch of the Susquehanna during tenances is advertised for sale. Such have been the

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