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The Delaware register, or, Farmers', manufacturers' & mechanics' advocate. [volume] (Wilmington, Del.) 1828-1829, December 13, 1828, Image 2

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rally very disagreeable ; but when a liking to them is
4>nee acquired, thev become absolutely necessary to
one's existence. Such is the effect of custom, in mo
difying our thoughts and sensations. We need not
wonder then that grave-diggers are not found to be
soft-visaged, weeping sentimentalists. They are fa
miliar with death, they walk hand in hand with the
king of terrors—his skeleton form and his formidable
dart, arê to them objects of indifference ; the rank
weeds that cover the sod of the church yard ; the bro
ken coffin ; the ghastly skull ; and unsightly hones,
proclaim to them no mighty warning that sin and
death are abroad among the chil lrcn of men. They
pursue their accustomed toil, undamped by thought,
and even " sing at grave making."
A poor simple Highlander, who last week made his
appearance at Stirling store, and purchased a carl of
lime, met with an adventure sufficiently untoward and
provoking, but fortunately nowise disastrous. Donald
had no sooner got his cart well tilled than he turned
his own and his horse's head to his dear Highland
Mils He had not, however, Got far beyond Stirline
Bridge when a short shower ot rain came on. I he
lime began to smoke Donald, supposing it to be no
thing more than a wlull ol mount i in mist, proceeded
on ins way, regardless ot the descending torrent ; ev
er and anon bestowing a smart whack on tiie bony pos
tenors of his Kosmante, to quicken her pace. At j
engtli Donald became enveloped in a cloud ; and, no
longer able to see his wav before him, he bethought !
him, it was tunc to cast a look bemnd, and w*»s not a
little amazed to discover that the whole cause of an
noyance proceeded from his cart of lime It was on j
tre but how, was beyond his comprehension. He
stopt his horse and stood Mill, in hopes that the ram
would quench the intruding element. Remarking, to |
lus own astonishment, that tins was only adding fuel j
to the flame : he actually drove the cart to a stream at j
u short distance, and taking his spade, began busily to
shovel the water on the smoking load. I Ins speedily
brought Donald s difficulties to a crisis: lor his steed.
unaccustomed to the heat, winch threatened to divest
ium of his tail, began now to exhibit tokens of open
rebellion. Besides, seeing his cart was m danger of
being burnt to a cinder, and not knowing but the horse
might take it into his head to commence burning too,
he was resolved the bewitched load and " puir beast
and braw bit cart, should instantly be disunited. He
accordingly unyoked the impatient animal, and rnime
foatelv hurled the smoking lime into the stream, tnum
phantly exclaiming as the hissing mass yielded to the
overpowering element—" the de'il's in her if she'll
burn now." Stirling Advertiser.
The dictates of Conscience .—Lord Erskine when at
^he R ar, was always remarkable for the fearlessness
with which he contended against the Rench. In a con
test he had with Lord Kenyon, he explained the rule of
bis conduct at the Bar, in the following terms :
" It was," said he, " the first command and counsel
of my youth, always to do what my conscience told me
to be my duty, and leave the consequences to God.—
I shall carry w-ith me the memory, and, I trust, foe prac
tice of this paternal lesson to the grave. I have hith
erto followed it, and have no reason to complain that
any obedience to it has been even a temporal sacrifice,
f have found it, on the contrary, the road to prosperity
and wealth, and I shall point it out, as such, to my chil
• Treatment of Children.
Curiosity in children is but an appetite -after knowl
edge, which ought to be encouraged as the great in
strument nature has provided to remove that ignorance
they were born witli and which without this busy in
quisitiveness would make them dull and useless crea
tures. To encourage this temper, a child should nev
er be CbeApd or discountenanced for any enquires he
shall makes but a plain answer should be given, and
the subject explained to him as far us is suitable to his
age and capacity. But great care should be taken
that they never receive deceitful and eluding answers.
They easily perceive when they are slighted and de
ceived, and quickly learn the trick of neglect, dissim
ulation, and falsehood, which they observe others to
make use of ; and if by chance their curiosity leads
them to ask what they should not know* it is a great
deal better to tell them plainly that it is a thing that
belongs not to -them to know, than to put them oil
with a falsehood or a frivolous answer.
if a child is fond of reasoning, care should be ta
ken that his inclination is not checked, and that he is
not misled by captious or fallacious ways of talking to
him ; without being laughed at in ridicule, he should
gently he put into the right. For after all, reason be
ing the highest and most important faculty of our
minds, deserves the greatest care and attention in cul
tivating it ; the right improvement and exercise of it,
being the highest perfection that man can attain to in
most , tlp , ;l; fl uons s „eak of the value of newspapers
ag mediums of commercial information. They are in
|il0 lnost strict an; , proppr scnsc , instruments of trade,
Everyman, from the highest to the lowest, hits oeca
sinn ' ei fo e| . to buv or and will see something in the
advertisements, the notices of markets, or the general
j ltl fo r mntiori about ail sorts of things, which it is his
ilUert , sl to attend to. Setting apart every thing con
! nect0ll with Ilevvs or literature, it may be truly said,
to a |j f ,j,
^ indispensable
j „ ■„ not eluulsr i 1 in anv colmlrv . font human indus
, produces or i mpo ,ts every commodity which the
mora | and physical wants of man call for. An appa
| ratus is r uir ,. d to lljakt . it universally known where,
j an( , OI1 what terms , such commodities are to he found,
j to ))r jng those who have and those who want, the buv
ers and sellers, together-and this apparatus is the
advertising- press. What a large show-window is to a
sin< _ r | e retilil s | lop , the advertising press is to a wholt
rity or a who!e ,. 0 „ mrv . it exhibits the contents of its
stores and warehouses at the fireside of everv private
citizen . It flupplics hiin with a thousand facts which
he col ,i,i not retain in his memory, it informs him of
new i nve „ t i„ns, new arrangements, new articles, of a
fo ousan d accommodations-in short, to increase his
happiness or ai(i , lim in his business, of which he
might otherwise never hear at all, or hear when it
was t00 late , anJ a , the expcnse of „inch trouble."
this life.
A late writer in the Scotsman, remarks—It is al
newspaper is useful, and to many
isses a
The horrorring of Nerrspaper.i is a very unfair and
hardly honorable practice. Suppose the principle
should be extended, and that people should take it in
to their heads to borrow the goods and wares of
tradesmen, instead of purchasing them—what a pret
ty pass would things corne to. How would a shoe
maker stare if one would ask him for the loan of a
pair of boots, saying that he only wanted to wear
them! Yet people borrow a newspaper; they only
want to read it.
' 9 #—
In Mr Russell's Tour in Germany is the following
account of the ladies of Saxony : " Like all their sis
ters of Saxony, the ladies are models of industry ;
whether at home or abroad, knitting and needlework
know no interruption. A lady, going to a route, would
think little of forgetting her fan, but could not spend
half an hour without her implements of female indus
try. A man would be quite pardonable for doubting,
on entering such a drawing room, whether he had not
strayed into a school of industry. At Dresden this
is carried so far, that even the theatre is not protected
against sticking wires. I have seen a lady gravclv lav
down her work, wipe away the tears which the sArrows
of Thekla in Wallenstein's death, had brought into her
eyes, and immediately resume her knitting."
A covetous person is always in want.
An avaricious man is never rich*
Pennsylvania .—The Legislature of this State assembled
on the 2d inst. On the 4th the Governor transmitted the
following Message to the General Assembly.
Fellow Citizens:
Again I have the gratification to address the assembled
Representatives of the people, and to congratulate them and
our common constituents on the general prosperity, peace
and happiness, which overspread our country. The general
condition of our own state, that which more immediately
gages our attention, is considerably improved The demand
for the produce of our farms, and the consequent rise in the
price, is sensibly and advantageously felt throughout the com
monwealth. The unsettled state of the government of Mexi
co, and of the more southern republics, and the* probable
spread of the war in Europe, hold out a prospect that our
agricultural productions will continue to command a high
price, and our shipwrights will be actively engaged in con
structing vessels, not only to carry our own commodities to
market, but to do some portion of the carving trade for the
belligerents. To this prosperous and promising state of
things, we have the gratification to add, that our manufactur
ing establishments greatly increase, and are in successful
operation. Another, and an inexhaustible source of wealth
to Pennsylvania, is steadily displaying itself in the inirncn<e
beds of superior coal which are furnishing
and those of other states, with a most excellent and econo
mical fuel.
We cannot survey this increase of business, without con
gratulating ourselves on the wisdom and foresight of (hots
who have improved our highways, and made large appropria
tions of the public money to ensure to Peunsylvania, by ca
nals, the cheapest and most rapid mode of transporting our
produce, our manufactures and minerals, to wherever thev
shall be most in demand. Aware of the anxious interest
which is felt to know the state of those public works, I can
not deny myself the satisfaction, in some particulars, briefly
to touc h upon their present condition, so far as I have, on in
quirv, been able to ascertain it. It will, in detail, be submit
ted, in the report of the canal commissioners.
The Pennsylvania line of canals, embrace nine divisions;
all of which have been extensively worked upon. 1. The
eastern division, extending from the mouth of Swatara, to
that of the Juniata, is 24 miles. The whole of this, it h
confidently expected, will be pavigahle next spring. The
only part of it not now completed, is believed to be a mile ut
the upper end, which has been added to the line as originally
located. 2. The western division extending from Pittsburgh
to the mouth of the Kiskeniinetas, 30 miles, and fiom the
mouth of the Kiskeniinetas, 50 miles, to Blairsville, is repre
sented as finished, as are also the aqueduct over the Alleghe
ny, at the mouth of the Kiskeniinetas, and the out let lock
at Allegheny town. 3. The .Susquehanna division, from the
mouth of the Juniata to Northumberland, is 40 miles. Thu
dam across the Susquehanna at Shamokm is finished, and the
other work in such a state of forwardness, that it is expected
it will be navigable in the latter end of the next summer, or
early in the fall. 4. The Juniata division extends 45 miles
from the mouth of the Juniata to Lewistown; this extent will
be completed about the same time as the Susqnehunna divi
sion. A new section, extending from Lewistown to Hunting
don, 45 miles, has been recently contracted for, and will pro
bably be completed in two years 5. The Conemaugh divi
sion of 28 miles, from Blairsville to the portage over the
Allegheny mountain, will he completed about the period the
Huntingdon line will be finished, 6 The French creek fee
der, from Beinis' mill to Coimcaut outlet, nine miles, is on
the eve of completion: from Comieaut outlet to Conneaut
summit, will require another year. 7. The Delaware divi
sion, from Bristol to Easton, a distance of about 60 miles, is
not expected to be navigable the whole route before the fall
of 1830. 8. The North Branch division of 45 miles, between
Northumberland and Nanticoke lulls, is progressing rapidly,
and is calculated to be finished early in 1830. 9. The West
Branch division extends 23 miles, from Northumberland to
Mimcey ripples, is advancing rapidly, and is expected tobe
finished in all the next year. The general result appears to
be, that the state has now under contract 409 miles of canal;
of which 113 miles may be considered as finished—103 miles
are more than two thirds finished, and the remaining 193
miles are under contract, and little more than begun.
The act passed April 1, 1826, entitled, an act authorising
a loan by the Commonwealth, for the construction of the
Pennsylvania canal, empowers the commissioners of the Sink
ing Fund, with the approbation of the Governor, to reimburse
the principal at such time or times, as thev shall deem ex
pedient. Fifty thousand dollars borrowed from the Harris
burg bank, and twenty-five thousand borrowed from the Eas
ton bank, might with safety have been paid, and leave n bal
ance of ^114,815 46A in the state treasury on the first of
December, 1828. As, however, there arc no commissioners
of the Sinking Fund, the Governor did not consider himself
authorized to repay the $75,000 without an act of the legis
lature. If the General Assembly shall think proper to autho
rize a loan for the year 1829, equaf in amount to the sum
borrowed lost year, there would, probably, be a balance in
the state treasury on the first December 1829, of $145,600,
after having discharged all the expenses of the civil govern
ment. of the militia, of pensions, gratuities, interests on loans,
and other engugapacuts.
own citizen*

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