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and tendered to him in their name the Hall of Independence, in which to receive his fellow citizens during his continuance in the city. This offer was accepted by the President, with the expression of his grateful acknowledgments for the kind attention evinced on the occasion; and he appointed the following Monday, (the 10th instant,) at 10 A. M. to meet the city authorities in The following statement shows the amount of the vathe Hall of Independence. The committee of arrange-rious articles transported on the Schuylkill Canal, from ment therefore issued notices to the Mayor, Recorder, the opening of the navigation to the 30th June, incluMembers of Councils, Aldermen, &c. &c., who accord-sive. Every friend to our system of internal improveingly met at 9 A. M.; and between 9 and 10 o'clock, ment, we feel assured, will be gratified with the prosthe committee, agreeably to the appointment of the pect here presented, of the value of these works, and President, waited upon him at his lodgings and escorted of their vital importance to the interest of Philadelphia. him to the Hall, where he was received by his Honor the Mayor, in a manner becoming his high station, and inDESCENDING NAVIGATION. troduced to all the officers of the city in attendance,and of the Girard Trust under the care of the city, and afterwards to his fellow citizens generally.

Mr. Yarnall as Chairman of the Committee made the following report and resolution, which were adopted. To the Select and Common Councils.

The Committee appointed to purchase wood for the necessitous poor, report:

That the annual product of the "Fund for supplying the necessitous poor with fuel," amounts to about 450 dollars, but that in consequence of over drafts which have heretofore been made upon it, the sum left to be expended this year will amount to 200 dollars only.

The proceeds of the Girard Fund will on the 1st of December next, amount to $454 44, making an aggregate sum of $654 44 to be applied to the purchase of fuel. The Committee have accordingly purchased 125 cords of wood at an expense as follows: 594 cords green oak wood at 3 75 per cord $223 12 65 cords do. at 4 00 do. 262 QU Cordage at 6 cents per cord, 7 50 Carting at 75 cents per cord, 93 75 Piling at 15 cents per cord, 1.8 60

$605 12

It is all piled on the lot in front of the western Watch House, at the corner of Filbert and Broad streets-85 cords intended to be paid out of the proceeds of the Girard Fund are placed on the eastern side of the lot, and the remaining 40 cords to be paid for out of the Fund for supplying the necessitous poor with Fuel" are placed in a separate pile on the westerns side.

The committee having thus accomplished the object of their appointment' submit the accompanying resolution and request to be discharged.

Resolved, That the Mayor be requested to draw his warrant on the Treasurer of the Girard Trust in favor of B. H. Yarnall, for four hundred and nineteen dollars and 12 cents to be charged to the "Fund to purchase fuel for poor white house-keepers and room-keepers." Also his warrant on the City Treasurer in favor of the same for one hundred and eighty-six dollars to be charged to the "Fund for supplying the necessitous poor with fuel."

Mr. Gilder as chairman of the Paving Committee, made the annexed report and resolution, which were adopted.

The Paving Committee having named the following streets and alleys, recommend the same to be paved and repaved, viz.

Spruce street from 12th to 13th street to be repaved. Brown street running south from Cherry to Budens street to be paved.

A certain 20 feet street running from Sheaff's alley northward, to be paved.

Third street from Willing's alley to 30 feet south from the line of St. Paul's church yard, to be repaved so as to conform to the established regulation.

Resolved, That the City Commissioners be and are hereby authorized to pave and repave the said streets. JOHN GILDER, Chairman.

On motion of Mr. J. R. Chandler, Councils adjourned to meet again on Thursday evening next, at half past 7 o'clock.

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We took a ramble for two or three days of last week among the hills and forests of Schuylkill county. We embarked on a rail road car at Port Clinton and winged our way to the thriving village of Tamaqua, the principal seat of the coal operations of the little Schuylkil Company. The rail-road ascends at the average rate of twenty feet to the mile and one who leaves Port Clinton for Tamaqua will find himself at the latter place four hundred feet higher than at starting, without hav4137 9 3 ing been sensible for an instant of any elevation in the The rail-road is the best we 1173 70 road by which he came. have seen, and so nearly level that the horse which drags 135 14 0 176 12 the car, goes up it at the rate of ten miles an hour. 72 00 From the winding course of the river it was found ne75 21 cessary in the construction of the rail-road to cross it 25 40 several times, which is done on covered bridges, erected 176 42 by the Company. Those who delight in mountain scenery will be fully gratified in a ride up this rail-road which runs its whole distance by the side or in the neighborhood of hills, lifting their wood-crowned summit above the clouds. Tamaqua is situated in a dell between the Sharp and Locust mountains, where scarcely ground enough was found for sites for houses and gardens by scraping away the rocks that encumbered it. It flourishes however like a rose in the desert, haying already about a hundred houses and four or five hundred inhabitants. The river flows by at the distance of about fifty yards and hides its diminished head some miles above. We were gratified by seeing the locomotive in operation and a magnificent spectacle it was, winding along the foot of the hills and dragging after it a long train of heavily laden cars with the ease and equable motion with which a boat carries its burden over the surface of an unruffled stream. The Company have two engines, the Comet and Catawissa, each capable of dragging forty five tons of coal in fifteen cars and of making two trips a day between the mines and the place of deposit. We left Tamaqua much pleased with the appearance of business and prosperity observable in and about the town, and travelled across the country by means of stages and the Valley rail-road car to Pottsville-Pottsville is a theme of itself for a tourist 20 18 0 to write a book upon, but as most of our readers have 14 12 0 visited and admired it for themselves, we deem it unnecessary to dilate upon its beauties or its wonders.35 10 0 Berks Journal. 806 0 0 420 0 0 1226 0 0

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Despatched last week from Pottsville and Schuylkill Haven, 126 boats carrying 5,495 tons Former report, 1892 79,003 Little Schuylkill, 12,046




The property of No. 164 Market, between Fourth and Fifth streets, was sold a few days since for $25,000, the building on it is "being taken" down. The size of the lot is 13 feet front by 83 feet deep.

part of the evening, was nearly three and a half inches, by far the greatest amount that has fallen in so short a time, in this neighborhood, perhaps, for many years. It raised the Swatara and other considerable streams, higher than they had been known for a long while. The Swatara was entirely over the top of the tow-path of the Union Canal, in several places, between the water works and Middletown, a circumstance that never oc curred before, as this stream has not been so high since this canal was completed. It occasioned several breaches in the banks along the tow-path, and also did some pre-injury to one or two of the locks, which interrupted the navigation for a few days. The canal was soon put in order again, and the boats are now running as usual, although several of the breaks were serious, and the damage done between here and Reading was considerable. It is now in good condition throughout. Respectfully yours, &c. L.


At the meeting of the directors of the company at Bordentown, on Monday the 17th inst. a new locomotive engine, constructed by R. L. Stevens, Esq. was exhibited, and a trial made of its speed and power, as well as of the adaptedness of the road to this mode of transportation. The engine is the third one on the road, and is the lightest, and is manifestly an important improvement on the English engine heretofore used with very satisfactory results.

The experiment in the present case was entirely successful, and surpassed the expectations of those sent. The engine, with a train of cars, passed from Bordentown to Hightstown (more than 13 miles) in 36 minutes, and returned in 31; being at the rate of 25 miles per hour, and it was obviously not at full speed. It was obvious also, that there was no diminution of speed at the curves, and among the greatest curves on the whole road, are those on this section of it; and the greatest curve on any part of the road has been passed at a rate exceeding 40 miles an hour. The highly important device by which this is accomplished, is a recent invention by Mr. Stevens, as well as another, by which the capacity of the boiler to generate steam is greatly increased, probably doubled. These two properties are fully exhibited in this engine, the motion being unimpeded by any curvatures on the road, and a surplus quantity of steam during the whole experiment being thrown off. The partial use of anthracite during this trial, induces a confident hope that this fuel may be applied entirely on the locomotives on the road.

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The "Camden and Amboy Rail-road and Transportation and the Delaware and Raritan Canal Companies," paid to the Treasurer of the State of New Jersey, on Thursday last, the sum of 15,000, for the first six months running passengers, &c. via said Rail-road, being the half yearly payment of the $30,000, stipulated by said companies to be paid to the State of New Jersey, for privileges granted.

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LEBANON, June 29, 1833. To the Editor of the Germantown Telegraph. Dear Sir,-Having read in your paper the account of the great rains and flood, which occurred on the 20th and 21st instant, in your part of the country, which raised the Wissahiccon and other streams higher than they had been known for many years, and caused great damage to milldams, bridges, &c. in various parts of the eastern section of our state-I will give you a slight history of the freshet in this quarter.

It rained gradually nearly all day on Thursday, (20th inst.) until towards evening, when it commenced pouring down, and rained very hard for two or three hours, in which short space of time nearly three inches fell: the whole amount of rain in the course of the day and

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We understand that a contract has been entered into by the operators of the Marble quarry of JoHN R. THOMAS of the Valley, to furnish two hundred thousand George Boyer, Esq. of West Whiteland, has left with feet of Marble for the Girard College. The Pennsylva- us two specimens of marble for the inspection of the nia Rail-road, when completed will give value to many public. His quarries are within a few rods of the productions of the country which without it, might Pennsylvania Rail-way. The marble can be easily rebave lain dormant for centuries. We state as a fact moved from the quarries, and is considered by judges deserving of notice, and with the hope that it may be to be of a superior kind. Those in the city who trade useful to those who have Limestone or other quarries in that material, would find it to their interest to visit or mines, which they have either abandoned, or wrought Mr. Boyer, and we have no doubt arrangements could with difficulty, from the quantity of water which imped-be made with him, to deliver marble in the city, cheaped their progress; that a SYPHON has been constructed er, when the Rail-way is finished, than it can be had and introduced into the quarry, which conveys the from any other place in the union, and equally as goud. water off by a constant stream, permitting and facilitating the operations of the workmen.-Village Re


A LARGE CARGO.-Mr. William P. Orrick's fine large boat Alabama, built by Joseph Morton of Kensington, and commanded by Captain Anderson, descended the Schuylkill Canal from Reading with a cargo of 501 barrels of Flour, which she brought safely round into the Delaware, and this day delivered it (in good order) to Mr. Paschal Hollingsworth on Spruce street wharf. This is the largest cargo of Flour that has ever descended the Schuylkill Canal from that place.

The Crawford Messenger says "the wife of Mr. Chester Beard, of Rockdale township, is lying danger. ously ill. Near a year since she was picking her ear with a pin (a very common practice among females) the head of which coming off lodged in her ear, and all attempts to extract it proved unavailing, and it is supposed that this will soon be the cause of her death.”

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In pursuance of previous notice, and an arrangement made with a committee of the Baltimore annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which the Philadelphia Annual Conference subsequently united, the board of Trustees of Dickinson College met at the College chapel, on the sixth of June, A. D., 1833, to carry into effect the said arrangement; by which Dickinson College was to be placed under the patronage and superintendence of the Baltimore and Philadelphia Conferences. This arrangement was effected by the resignation of the following trustees, viz: Andrew Carothers, Esq. President, and the Rev. John V. E. Thorn, Frederick Watts, Esq. the Rev. George Duffield, Jacob Hendel, Charles B. Penrose, Isaac B. Parker, George Metzger, Esq. Dr. John Creight, the Rev. John S. Ebaugh, the Rev. Robert Cathcart, Commodore Jesse D. Elliott, Dr. Wm. C. Chambers, Sam. Alexander, George A. Lyon, James Hamilton, and Gabriel Heister, Esq. and the election of the Rev. John Emery, D. D. Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Hon. John M'Lean, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Rev. Stephen G. Rozel, of Baltimore, Maryland, the Rev. Joseph Lybrand, of Wilmington, Delaware, the Rev. Alfred Griffith, of Baltimore, Maryland, the Rev. Samuel Harvey, of Ger- tle Britain Township, Lancaster county, 3d, June, con. DREADFUL TORNADO.--A letter before us, dated Litmantown, Pennsylvania, the Rev. Job Guest, of Carlisle, tains the following paragraph:-" After three weeks of Pennsylvania, Mr. Henry Antes, of Harrisburg, Penn- almost insessant rain, we have been visited with the sylvania, Dr. Theodore Myers, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, most destructive hurricane ever witnessed in this neighDr. John M. Keagy, of Philadelphia, Dr. Samuel Baker, borhood. It commenced yesterday afternoon, near the of Baltimore, Maryland, John Davis, Esq. of Harrisburg, Susquehanna river in this township, accompanied with Pennsylvania, John Phillips, Esq. of Carlisle, Pensylva- an unusually heavy rain, and passing eastwardly. It nia, Dr. Mathew Anderson, of Philadelphia, Pennsylva- was about half a mile in width, and levelled in its course, nia, Dr. Ira Day, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Mr. dwelling houses, farms, orchards, fences, &c. Ten Richard Benson, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. barns and five dwelling houses have been thrown down Thomas Sewell, of Washington City, District of Colum-in its course through this township. Many orchards bia, Mr. Henry Hicks, of Delaware, George W. Nabb, have been entirely destroyed. I am happy to state, Esq. of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Samuel H. Higgins, that so far as I have heard, no lives are lost, though se· of Wilmington, Delaware, Charles A. Warfield, of Wil- veral persons have been seriously injured. I am not acliamsport, Maryland, Dr. James Roberts, of Harrisburg, quainted with the complete extent of its ravages beyond Pennsylvania, James Dunlop, Esq. of Chambersburg, this township; but so far as I have heard, it has been Pennsylvania, Benjamin Matthias, of Philadelphia, alike destructive to all." Pennsylvania, Charles M'Clure, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Samuel E. Parker, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, William M. Biddle, Esq. of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Thomas A. Budd, Esq of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Thomas E. Bond, of Baltimore Maryland, James Longacre, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Col. John Berry, of Baltimore, Maryland: of these gentlemen, the following appeared, were qualified, and took their seats as members of the board, to wit: Bishop Emory, who was elected President of the board, and Messrs. Rozel, Lybrand, Griffith, Harvey, Guest, Antis, Myers, Keagy, Baker, Davis, Phillips, Anderson, Day, Benson, Sewell, Nabb, Higgins, Warfield, Roberts, Dunlop, Matthias, M'Clure, Parker, Biddle, and Budd.

The following resolutions were unanimously adopted by the Board.

that a spirit of mutual friendship and co-operation should exist between the citizens of this borough, and the Board, and the officers of the College, in order to the full success of the great enterprise upon which we have entered, we cannot but hail with pleasure the deep interest the citizens manifest in the speedy restoration of the College, as an indication of the necessity there is for such an institution, as well as an assurance that it will receive their protection and patronage.

Resolved, That a vote of thanks be presented to the late Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, for their noble and Philanthropic efforts in the cause of Educa tion, especially manifested in the arrangements to reestablish the institution and perpetuate its usefulness. Resolved, That entertaining as we do the fullest confidence in their intelligence, integrity and candour, their best wishes for the future prosperity of the institution over which they have watched for years, this Board deem it a privilege to avail themselves of the counsel of their predecessors in office, and hope still to enjoy their friendly influence in carrying forward the great objects

of Education.

Resolved, That the thanks of this Board be presented to the citizens of Carlisle, for their kind and liberal accommodation of ourselves, and our friends, during the present session. Resolved, That deeply sensible of the importance

John P. Durbin, A. M. of the city of New York, Prin-
The board elected, by a unanimous vote, the Rev.
cipal of Dickinson College.

unanimously elected the Hon. John Reed, President
The board also founded a professorship of law, and
Judge of the 9th Judicial District of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, Professor of Law of Dickinson Col-
lege. They passed a resolution,raising a committee to
make immediate arrangements to establish a prepara-
tory school, and took measures for the re-opening of the
College, with as little delay, as the nature of the ne-
reorganization of the institution will require.
cessary preliminary arrangements for the successful

June 11th, 1833.

Secretary of the Board.

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Mr. Craig, It is with heartfelt satisfaction that I am enabled to state to the public that there is not now one person in confinement in the Jail for debt.

A. MONTGOMERY, Jailor. Pittsburgh, June 27, 1833.

WEST CHESTER, July 1, 1833. A Physician having the most extensive practice of any other, in the place, stated in the hearing of the writer, that there was not an individual, old or young, in the Borough, that required his attendance this day; this is an occurrence that has not happened to him for several years and rarely exists where there is a population of 15 hundred.


The 4th July last week, and the printing of the Index this week, has delayed the delivering of the Register, beyond the usual time to some of our Subscribers. Hereafter we trust they will receive it more seasonably.




VOL. XII.-NO. 3.

THE WYOMING MASSACRE MONUMENT. KINGSTON, Luzerne county, Penn. July 10. The ceremony of laying the corner stone of a Monument to the memory of those who fell in the Massacre on the 3d day of July, 1778, was performed on Wednesday last, the anniversary of the day on which that melancholy event occurred. The scene was interesting and solemn. It was unlike the ordinary laying of a corner stone of a monument, where meditation upon some patriotic event alone inspired feeling. The bones of those who were massacred in an attempt to defend their country, and their families, and to whose memory a monument is to be erected, had been dug from the earth, and were exhibited to the assembled multitude. To look upon a great number of skulls, and other human bones, some bearing the marks of the tomahawk and scalping knife, and others, perforated with balls, awakened a sense of the sufferings of those Wyoming Heroes, and led the mind to reflect upon the cause in which they lost their lives. Casting the eye over the fertile Valley, viewing the luxuriant fields, the many fine habitations, and other indications of prosperity, happiness and plenty, and then looking upon the huge mass of the bones of those who fell, in attempting to defend it, was too much to meditate upon without feel. ing the most solemn emotions. Nor did this alone make the scene solemnly interesting. There were present several aged veterans who were in the battle-and several who 55 years before had assisted in gathering and burying the bodies, the remains of which were now before them. There were present several whose fathers were slain, and whose bones were in the mass-and a number of others who had lost brothers or other connections, and whose remains they were permitted to look upon, after they had lain beneath the sod more than half a century. There were present many who, in looking upon a bone, knew not but the eye was resting upon the naked fragment of a parent, a brother, or some other connection. Truly the scene was solemn and interesting beyond description. About 12 o'clock the Volunteer Battalion formed in line and marched some distance below the site of the monument, where a large box of bones had been ar ranged for the procession. Here a line was formed in the following order:

NO. 290.

A History of the early settlement of the Valley, and an account of the Battle. A list of as many of the names of those who fell in the battle as could be obtained. A

copy of the official account of the battle transmitted at the time by Col. Zebulon Butler to the Secretary of


Butler, Esq. The Muster Roll of a company comA copy of the Address delivered by Chester manded by Captain Samuel Ranson, made out in the Rev. Mr. May, at the celebration of the event, JuSeptember 1777. A copy of the Address delivered by ly 3d, 1832-and a copy of the remarks then made by the Rev. Mr. Murray. One piece of each denomination of United States coin. A copy of the President's Proclamation. And a copy of each of the papers published in Luzerne county.

The ceremony of depositing the box was performed by Mr. S. Carey, another aged veteran who was in the battle. He was assisted by Judge Scott, who had been selected for that purpose, and who delivered a short and interesting extemporaneous address. Mr. Carey then spoke a short time,during which he evinced much feeling, and a greater degree of satisfaction with the proceed. ings of the day. The bones were then placed in the grave, in the foundation prepared for the Monument. During the time occupied in depositing these, the Battalion fired three rounds. After prayer by the Rev. John Dorrance, the assemblage dispersed in good or


After prayer by the Rev. Samuel Carver, Chester Butler, Esq. who had been selected as Orator, delivered a very excellent address. The ceremony of laying the Corner Stone was performed by Mr. Elisha Blackman, an aged veteran who was in the battle. A box was deposited in the stone, containing,


Never, we presume, was there so large a multitude collected together in this county. The number of those present was estimated at from two to three thousand. Wyoming Republican.

The ceremony of laying the corner stone of the Wyoming Monument was performed on the 3d instant, that The remains of those heroes who fell in defence of being the 55th anniversary of the Wyoming Massacre. American liberty, were found scattered over Abraham's Plains, in various directions, from near Wintermoot to Forty Fort, and collected together by the survivors, some two months after the day of battle, and deposited in a large pit, serving as one common grave, over which tears of grief. Most of the few survivors of that event. many a widow wept, and many relatives shed ful day, yet residents of the valley, were present on the occasion. Of those who were in the battle, we noticed Elisha Blackman, Rufus Bennett, Samuel Carey, and George P. Ransom. (There may have been others

1st. The Battalion.

2d. The Citizens.

3d. The Clergy.

4th. The Orator and those who officiated in laying whose names we did not learn.) The Address, deliv

the corner stone, &c.

5th. The Carriers.

6th. The Box and Pall Bearers.

7th. The descendents and connexions.

ered by Chester Butler, Esq. was appropriate, and well suited to the occasion, and is deservedly spoken of in high terms of commendation. At the close of the Oration, Judge Scott addressed the assembled multitude, The line marched under American colors, and within his usual clear, lucid, and impressive manner. After solemn martial music. On reaching the site for the which the ceremony of laying the corner stone, and monument, the Battalion formed on the east of the depositing the memorials selected for the purpose, was grave, and the citizens on the west. performed by the few survivors present on the occasion, preceded by a few appropriate remarks by one of their number.--Herald.

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