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sliull appear that ill any erivedor raised and appropriated in good laith beside the sum drawn by the school committee of the said dis tort from the trustee of the fund aforesaid a sum equal thereto, for the purpose of building, procuring or main taining a school house or procuring ground therefor, or of supporting a free school in said district, or it the srhooi committee of any district fail to appear before the auditor and exhibit their accounts and vouchers for seulement, the auditorshall immediately certify the fact to the trustee of the fund aforesaid, and such dis trict shall forfeit its right to any portion of the fuud aforesaid for the ensuing year, and the division of said income, lor said ensuing year, shall be in the same manner as if said district did not exist. If such for feiture shall occur through the default of the school committee, the said committee shall pay to the district a sum equal to that lost by the forfeiture. If it appear ... settlement, that the school committee have misap plied, or that they do not account for, the money re ceived by them, the auditor shall make known the fact bv letter addressed to the chairman and secretary of the last stated meeting, or if they do not continue the district, or be of the committee, to two other in habitants of the district. The school committee shall at the next stated meet ing after their election lay before the meeting a just aceount of their receipts and expenditures, and port of all their proceedings. The meeting tnay ap point persons to settle said account. The said com mittee shall pay to their successors in office all money due from them ; and if they neglect to do so for ten days,they shall forfeit and pay the rate of twenty-five per cent, on the sum due, to he recovered with said sum as damages for the detention thereof. If any person shall make a fraudulent certificate for the purpose of drawing money from the trustee ot the fund aforesaid, such person shall bo deemed guilty ot a- misdemeanor, and on conviction shall pay to the btute double the sum drawn or attempted to 'be drawn by means of said certificate. . And be it further enacted, That a school supported in a district pursuant to this Act shall com on the first Monday in November next, and on the first Monday of November in each and every year thereafter, and shall bo continued for such a period as the funds of the district will allow, and during the con tinuance of the said school, it shall be free to all the white children of said district; but the school com mittee may make regulations for the government of the school, and by. these may provide for the expulsion of a scholar for obstinate misbehaviour. Skc. t>. And. be it further enacted, That the school committee shall receive no emolument, unless the same a a re , . . , . , be voted at the end of their year the statedmeeting i ° f sch "!' vot .f 8 ' exce J ,t f 7 Ï" f fa e h d ( ! auditor. 1 lie allowance to each shall he, for attend- j a nee before the auditor, one dollar a day, ami mileage *' !'"* r ' UR ° 1 ' !'» ee P ctl,s 1 " ,ile g°'"6 and returni, 'Si to be allowed in then''account. ÎSKC. 7 And be it further enacted, That each schoo (hstnet shall be a corporation by the name ol School (hs.net No in county' -the number of he district and name oi the county being inserted tn the . .« respectively. Said corporation by said name may take and hold ground for a school house, and the •appurtenances and furniture, and may take and hold by devise, bequest or donations, real and personal estate, i •.thons'i ivl . 1 , c ", ' "ill district • doll us for the use ot the tree school in said disti c , may alien the same ; may take bond lrom the collect- , nr and his sureties, tnay prosecute any action for an in jtirv done to the ground, school house, appurtenances , r. , .. « ii ' or ^Mulilr* future, anrl in such action aha damages and costs, and also any action upon the bond aforesaid, and action for the aforesaid penalty of tell dollars, or for a cause of action against the school cotnmittco A school district shall not possess anv other comontc «over or franchise The said corpo' corporate power or irum nisi... t ration may bring any of the actions aforesaid before a V .ttce ol the peace, it the sum demanded for debt oi for damages does not exceed filty dollars ; ami ho shall proceed thereupon according to the "Act providing for the recoverv of small debts ;" and there shall be an appeal according to said acts Shu tiuiiee ly 25 at of fit be 7 Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the Gover nor in the present year and yearly hereafter, before the first Monday of March, shall appoint a superintendent of free schools in each county. It shall be the duty of the superintendent to correspond with all persons concerned in executing this act, and to aid in all mat ters connected with its execution ; to supply school districts with proper forms, and advise with them in respect to their proceedings ; to see that notice of the division into districts is given ; to collect information; and to report to the General Assembly the state of the districts and such matters as lie shall deem proper to be communicated for their consideration. He shall receive no emolument ; but postage and travelling charges and the expenses incurred in procuring and distributing proper forms to the school districts as afore said, shall be allowed and paid to him out of the in come of the fund aforesaid by the trustee. Sue. 9. And be it further enacted, That the cominis ppointed by the court aforesaid shall each be allowed for every day's service one dollar, to be paid by the county, and the Clerk of the Peace shall receive able compensation for his services to be allow ed him by the Levy Court of his county. Skc. 10. And be it further enacted, That this act and any matter of justification under it may bo given in evidence under the general issue. (£r There is an additional section repealing the law allowing 33 cents a month for educating poor children. m sioners a a reason -:o:. From the Democratic Près». INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT. Mr Binns— i beg leave through your columns to call the attention of the public, and the Legislature to a measure of internal improvement which appears hith erto to have been overlooked, but wlticii would proba bly afford a good revenue and add greatly to the com mercial prosperity of the city of Philadelphia. The proposed measure is a rail road ot 35 or 30 miles from Philadelphia to Newcastle, to meet the rail road already authorised by act of the Delaware Legis lature, from Newcastle to Frenchtotvn on tho Chesa peake. 'Plie ground being nearly level for the whole distance, would admit of the use ol locomotive steam engines to great advantage. The trade which would pass over this road would be the following : 1. Ships from foreign ports during the obstruction of the navigation at Philadelphia, would unlade, at Newcastle, Wilmington, or Chester, and the goods would come liy the rail road to Philadelphia, and freight for relading liie vessel would puss from Philadelphia to those places. z Vessels from New York, Providence. Boston, i ' Savalmab aml New Orleans would be un ! laden an,I laden in the same manner ; so that the com j between Philadelphia and the sea would he municuiioii m , CJ Vessel from Baltimore on the Patnpsco ; from Port Tobacco* Alexandria and Georgetown on the Potomac; Urbll , ina . Tappalmnnock, Port Royal, and Fred the Rappahannock, from York, upon " f Ki( i 1 ' llm)ll( |, on J amKS R iv er ; from * k £ rh ' on A ppoinatox,aml from Norfolk on 1 1 " wou W pass up the Chesapeake and un ' ' f , htmv whence the goods would come to . . . ' , , rnj, much of tho trade P >' adel|»h,a by ra 1 ™ now ^ oi the Chesapeake and its tnbut.iries, wmen now goes *° Now York, bv reason of the impeded navigation, to Philadelphia as the nearest market, and , . d from ^hich goods could be transport 1. vrvnrlition •ind ■vifptv «.I with most exped t.on and , 4. The trade of North CaioJma through tue uisnaai • Swamp Canal would come by tho same route. ^ boats coubl nm during the winter from ; Baltimore, and perhaps from Richmond to ;™ rlolK touammoic, an( | „ 00< i 3 wo „ld Irenchtown, whence the passengers and goods would comc b >' thc ral1 roa<1 to Pl , n,a ' ,el f , 1 " a ; ^ssengeis from Washington and Newcastle would take the same route. ''f u %£ n from Brandvwinc, Wilmington,. Newcastle, Newport, and the Cotton, Wool, Flour, Bn j N .. . 1 . wm ,i,i n f itself and P a I ,er 1 * actor l e . s ,n 11 vic,n,t >* 7 " produce a large and increasmg revenue, during the wm-j ter scas011 in 7. The rail road, or a branch of it, might go direct ly to the Factories on tho Brandywine, a distance ot 25 miles, and thus afford a mode of transportation, for their large trade, which would probably be preferred, at least for many articles, throughout the year, to the tardy and troublesome mode of sending goods by waggons to the wharves and thence by vessels to Phil adelphia, with horse carriage at both ends of the line, and delays of winds and weather. Coal would prob ably be carried on this road direct from the banks of Schuylkill to those of the Brandywine. C. in times like the present, considerable quantities of fuel would be brought on the rail road to our city, thus increasing the revenue, and averting distress. 9. The farmers, on and near the line, could bring their produce to market at less expense than by horses and wagons, and the cheapness anti abundance of our markets during winter would be promoted. This work ought to be a public one, with tolls only sufficient to pay expenses and interest, as the object should be to facilitate trade rather than to make a pro fit on the work itself. The only plausible objection to the road which can be made, is founded in the supposition that it would promote the growth of Newcastle and Wilmington, at the expense of Philadelphia. But this is erroneous. All experience proves that cities seated at the head ol ship navigation, will cast in shade those upon the same river nearer the mouths. Their provision market is hotter, and they are nearer the trade of the interior. Thus Richmond has outstripped Norfolk ; George town, A lexandria ; Philadelphia, Newcastle ; and Provi dence, Newport. Paris, though inaccessible to ships, is 7 or 10 times larger than Havre at the mouth of the Seine. London, at the head of the ship navigation on the Thames, is tho first city of Europe, while the places lower down the river, or at its mouth are of no impor tance. Besides, the established population, trade and man ufactures of Philadelphia, its seat at the junction of the rivers, and at the termination of the canals, give it ad vantages which will preclude competition in its imme diate vicinity. The proposed rail road would probably benefit Wil mington and Newcastle, but Philadelphia much more ; for it would increase the whole trade mid business of Delaware Bay, of which the chief benefit flowsto Phil adelphia. m ire Toil« id Gentlemen: Having, m the course of my life, been very »>"<* * * breaking ou. on my leg. from which I have rv „„„q, re ij eV ed by the application of pulverized char co#| as ; vell a8 having effected several cures on others by the sanie means, you will oblige me by gmng publicity to this no .ice, as it may be the means of benefitting persona afflicted ,,i that way. One of the cures only will be mentioned,»«having , jas , been effected, was of a boy belonging to me, who bad a • kinff out on hia leg:, which prevented his walking or using it in any way. and which was cured in a few weeks. Thescar is visible on 'bis leg, and can be seen by any wishing to do so, to bv calling at my house. Being aware of the many calls on your time and paper at this period1,11 will conclude byexpres y. belief in tbe superiority of charcoal over poultices, as bei * a , es9 irr itating nature, and an effectual preventive f mortification, proud Hesh, &c. ° f Respectfully, Washington, February 21, 1829. . , . .. [The person whose name is signed to the above is a highly re6 l poctabU ebnen of Washington.] **- Intel T. E. Yours, &.c. Norfolk, March 2.—Captain Riley, a passenger in the bi.g Hope's Delight from New Orleans, informs that considerable disquietude existed in that city when he left it, ill consequence of a report having reached there of insurrectionary move ments among the negroes on : tie plantations on the river above, in which several, thousand were supposed to be con cerned; and orders were received on the night of the 10th ultimo, from tho Governor, for the military to hold themselves in readiness to march at a moment's warning. Flour at Alexandria .—The Alexandria Gazette of thc 3d quotes flour at $7 02 a 7 12£. The paper adds, that owing to the unwillingness of the farmers and millers, to sell at the present reduced rates, together with the obstruction of the navigation bv (ho ico, the stock of flour on hand at that place, is estimated at 11,000 barrels on country account, 7,000 do. by dealers in Alexandria, and 16,000 for foreign aceount ; the principal part of the latter will be shipped as soon as the navigation admits. 4,300 will go to Liverpool. .. s®«..— oi* the Nntio'ial fntflltiff«' WILLIAM WARD.