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The Delaware register, or, Farmers', manufacturers' & mechanics' advocate. [volume] (Wilmington, Del.) 1828-1829, June 27, 1829, Image 7

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Admiral Brown, the acting Governor, in
the absence of Lavalle, had not left the fort for some
days, and it was known that in case the army of Lopez
entered the city he was prepared to embark on board
of a gun brig lying in the roads, for which purpose he
had boats constantly in readiness. One of the En
glish packets had delayed sailing from Buenos Ayres,
until the result of the contest should be known ; and
the Volant came out of Monte Video on the 4th
May, (where she had touched to land a pilot) the
packet was just coming in from above. The packet
full of passengers, and the moment her boat
reached the shore a salute was fired, in token of joy,
was supposed, at the capture of Buenos Ayres and
Lavalle and his party. A large majority of
the fall of
the people of Buenos Ayres was said to be opposed
to Lavalle and his goveinmciit, and in favor of the
Cliauge which his expulsion would bring about.
Extract of a letter from Buenos Ayres.
April 28.—" The civil war rages. A severe bat
tle was fought four or five leagues from the city yes
terday, Mid the people are kept in constant terror.—
All the stores are closed much of the time, and noth
in:.* is heard but the. galloping of the military through
'There is no sale for anv thing, nor even a vent,
nl'i intareoursc between town and country is sus
, Prices at Brandywine, yesterday.
Sup. Flour, G,25 a 6,37j : Middlings, 3 a 4: Wheat,
white, per 60 lbs. 1,23: red, per do. 1,20: Corn,
per 57 lbs. 48 : Corn Meal per hhd, 12,25 : do. per
bbl. 2,12._
Fourth op July. —We understand that prepara
tions are making for the celebration of this memora
ble Anniversary in this place, in a maimer more wor
thy of the occasion than lias been done of recent
There will be an oration delivered in Trinity
flhorcli, in the morning, and the Military is expected
to consist of two companies from Philadelphia, and
one or two from our vicinity, in addition to those of
tins Borough.
Good humor. —An Ohio Postmaster, who is also the
Editor of a Paper, has been removed from office, and
notices the circumstance in the following good-humor
ed manner, which we like much better than the grumb
ling of many who have shared a similar fate.
" Mr3 Catharine Ann Canfield lias been appointed
Postmaster at New Philadelphia, in place of James
Patrick, removed.
We thank the Postmaster General for putting us off
so handsomely. While many of our brethren of the
letter bags have been hurled out of office, and com
pelled to surrender their papers, maps, and mail keys,
to surly looking fellows of opposite politics, we polite
ly step aside to make way for a lady. Here there wete
no sour looks between the officer turned out, and the
officer put in. While in other places, the newly ap
pointed Postmaster lias entered the office of his pre
decessor, insultingly exclaiming, 'Give me up your
keys and letters instantly—it is our time to rule now'
—and has been indignantly replied to in such words os
'there they are, and be d-dto you !'—our case lias
been entirely different. A pretty young widow enters
the office with a polite courtesy ; ' Sir, I am appointed
Postmaster, and will accept it.' ♦ I rejoice to hear it,
madam, and am ready to deliver you the papers.'—
' Does that finely colored map belong to the office, Sir?'
M Yes, madam, it belongs to the office.' ' 1 am glad of
that, Sir—1 will put it in my ball.' ' It will look much
hotter there, mudain, than in my cabin.' ' You can let
nie have the map and papers at any time ?' * Certainly,
madam, with any instructions you may require.' A
nod without a smile, seemed to say, your services are
not wanted ; I have a deputy ! But the treaty of sur
render, on the whole, was more agreeable than a sim
ilar one in a neighboring town. In fine, we think this
mode of removal must have been adopted as a mark
of regard, for the respect we had shewn, during the
late election, to female character. Our forbearance
on that subject has had its due weight at the Federal
It has, I believe, for sometime past, been in contem
plation amöng the Mechanics of Wilmington, to form
an Association having in view objects similar to the
" Mechanics' Union of Trade Association," of Phila
delphia, but I was entirely ignorant that any public
proceedings had taken place relative to this matter,
til informed of it by perusing the " Mechanics' Free
Press" of the 20th inst., in which the editor speaks of
having received a copy of " resolutions, passed by
brethren of Wilmington."
All this is passing strange to myself as well as many
others with whom I have conversed, not one of whom
ever heard of any such meeting !
that is just, why should any part of the mechanics of
our borough be kept in ignorance of a matter of such
vital importance to the whole? Is there any intrigue
on foot to establish a society of mechanics, the object
of which is to bè but partially beneficial ? If so, the
rejoicing of the editor of the Free Press, at the
operation" of the mechanics of Wilmington, will be
of short duration.
In Philadelphia, the association of mechanics has
no sordid, no selfish views to accomplish. Ail classes
are connected and they act together for the mutual ben
efit of each other. This noble superstructure which
reflects so much honor on that heretofore despised and
persecuted class of useful citizens, and which will
long arise like a pltœnix from its ashes, and make the
oppressor tremble, has done much good, and still
tinues to prosper.
1 do hope, Messrs Editors, that -measures will be
speedily adopted to form a society of mechanics, the
object of which shall be similar to that of our sister
city, and that public notice of a meeting for that pur
pose, will be given, and my word for it, we will have
a large meeting Of citizen mechanics, who are becom
ing sensibly alive to their interests and their
Connecticut School Fund .—From the Annual Report of
the Commissioner of the School Fund, to the Legislature of
this State, we learn that the capital of the Fund amounted,
on the first day of April, 1829, to #1,882,261 68, which is
invested as follows, viz:
In bonds and mortgages,
Connecticut Bank Stock,
cultivated lands and buildings,
wild lands in Ohio, Vermont, and New
Vork, - - 138,423 95
farming utensils and stock on farms 1,769 00
cash collected from principal, - 15,-859 69
The revenue derived from the Fund during the year ending
the thirty-first of March, 1828, amounted io #80,243 29._
The State is divided into two hundiod and eight School Soci
eties, which contain, in the agregate, according to the
uieration taken in August last, 84,899 children, between the
ages of four and sixleen. The dividends made to Schools, from
the School Fund, amount to eighty-five cents on each child
enumerated; so that #72,164 16 cents have been paid from
this fund fur the support of Common Schools during the past
your. The Commissioner thinks lie shall be able the next year
to make a still larger dividend, and that the state of the Fund
will justify its permanent continuance.
An association has been formed in Alabama for suppressing
abuses in electioneering. The members have pledged them
selves not to vote for uny person, for any office, who will ride
through the country to electioneer for himself,and treat with
spirituous liquors to procure votes.
In the name of all
#1,454,435 31
47,860 00
174,442 73
Con. Mirror.
A new Destroyer .—The myriads ef pigeon» which have
lately visited this country (upper part of New York) are al
most as destructive to the farmers' prospects as the swai
of locusts in ancient days to the ill fated husbandman
Egypt. They seem to make clean work where they alight
upon the corn fields, and farmers in this and the neighboring
towns are said to have had 6, 8, 12, and 15 acres of the
young corn pulled up by these mischievous birds. Multitude»
are shot and taken in nets; but a farmer in Fairfield has adop
ted a new way to " come Paddy over" them: he soaks his
corn in whiskey, and scatters it ubout the fields—the pigeons
soon become intoxicated, and are thus caught easily by tbs
hand: A solution of arsenic is reported to have been some
times used—but this is an improper and dangerous experi
ment. utile falls Friend.
jCheater, Pa. June 19.—An unfortunate accident
occurred in this Borough, on Monday last, which oc
casioned the death of a very fine pair of horses, be
longing to John Edwards, Esq. The horses were at
tached to a heavy wagon, and the driver attempted to
back them down to the door of Mr Eyre's Storehouse,
on the wharf, for the purpose of taking m a load, but
from some cause was unable to stop them, and they*
went off the wharf into Chester Creek ; every possi
ble exertion was made to save them, yet they
both dead before either could be got on shore.
The report of tha theological discussion at Cincinnati, bv
tween Messrs Campbell and Owen, taken down by a compe
tent stenographer, has been purchased by the former genii»,
man, and will be published. The work will be handsomely
printed in one volume duodecimo, containing 600 pages, at
#1,50, boards, or #2, bound.
The Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Churcfr
of Maryland has again failed to elect a Bishop, the
clerical order having balloted repeatedly '
The votes were principally divided between Mr Johns,.
of Baltimore, and Mr Wyatt. To enable them to do
a better business next session, we understand that thw
Constitution is to be so amended as to
in vain.— »
reqtnre a ma
jority only, instead of two-thirds of the Convention,
to make a choice. Nat. Intel.
Letters have been received in Norfolk from the V. S. ship
Guerrière, which state that the small pox was very prevalent
on board that ship, and on board the Hudson, Captain Creigli. '
ton, while lying at Rio Janeiro. Midshipmen Levi Lincoln,
jr. son of the Governor of Massachusetts, and Henry Dar -
cantel, of Louisiana, had fallen victims to the above disease.
The Baltimore American observes that Mr Craig, who has
been appointed Superintendent of the Patent Office, is advan
tageously known in Baltimore as a lecturer on Natural Philos
ophy and Mathematics.
There is a man now residing within the 1 jail liberties of this
city, who has been confined within those limite more than thir
teen years, for the nonpayment«^ damages recovered against
him for slanderous words spoken by his wife. What is not a
little singular is, that the slanderous words were spoken io
Dutch. Troy Budget.
Boston, June 17.—The brig Mars which sailed from Bo*,
ton on Monday, carried out seventy bales of domestic cottoM
for the Calcutta market.
At Philadelphia, on the 1 2th inst. JOHN E'. HALL, Esq
late Editor of the Port Folio, in the 46th year of his age. *
03- There will be a celebtation of the Anniversary of In
dependence in this Borough, on the 4yh of July next, by the
Military of the place and neighborhood, in conjuction with
some Companies from Philadelphia. The dinner will be pre
pared.by Robert Kecdv, of the United States Hotel) of
whom such of the citizens or strangers as wish to participate
in the festivities of the day, may procure tickets, until the 2d
of July._._■ June 25, 1829.
RY. The subscriber takes this method of informing hi»
friends and the public in general, that he has commenced the
above business, in all its various branches, at JVo. 20, Mar
ket-street, Wilmington, Delaware. Where he intends keepl
mg on hand, an extensive assortment of all the.above articles
in his line, made of the best materials and by selected work,
men, which will be sold at the lowest rate for cash and good
acceptances. WILLIAM MAGENS.
May, 1829. 29—3ru
N. B Country Merchants and others, can be supplied at
the shortest notice.
Fifteen or twenty Journeymen wanted immediately, to work
upon coarse Suoes and Boots.
B OAKDINO.—A few genteel boarders may b« accommo
dated at No. 105, Market street. *
Wilmington, Feb. 1829.

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