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structure, having four arches or water ways under it- rapidly completing, and it is believed that no injury in Bertschs creek by a similar aqueduct, with two arches the interests of the Company, or detention on that acor water ways- Aquanshicola creek on a similar aque- count to the navigation of the Lehigh, will take place. duct with four arches or water ways, and the Poco-poco As relates to the full success of our past labors, in is passed by a tow.path bridge. Besides these there are yielding to the Stockholders their fair expectation of 22 culverts passing under the canal, some of them dou profit on their investment, of which the Managers are ble culverts with 14 feet arches. The stone work of the exceedingly sanguine, they proceed to remark, that the abutments of the dams, and of the culverts and acque. speedy prospect of an ample outlet to the trade of the ducts, is laid in hydraulic cement: care has been taken l.ehigh, is now brightening in their view. to place the proper number of waste weirs on the Canal, the Company shall have a free navigation for keel-boals, and where roads cross the line, good and substantial which they can return to Mauch Chunk by the Pennsyl. bridges have been, or are being built. We noticed two vania and New Jersey Canals, and reach the tide waters toll-houses of stone, 18 by 37 feet, two stories high, of the Delaware, New Jersey and New York, an imwhich appeared to be built as well with a view to per mense business will be thrown open to our Company, manence as to the comfort of those who are to occupy possessing as we do an ability to supply Coal, bounded them." (A number of toll-houses have been erected only by the demand. In reply to an inquiry put to the since the inspection of the Commissioners, all of them active and vigilant superintendent of the Delaware Caof the same permanent character and appearance, at an nal, as to the earliest day in the present year that our average cost of about $550.) "There are 49 lift locks coal boats would be able to pass down to tide, he quotes in number, of 6, 7, 8, and 9 feet fall, all of 22 feet by the declaration of their former engineer, Mr. Sergeant, 100, except the four upper ones near Mauch Chunk, recently made to the Board of Canal Commissioners:which are 30 feet by 130 feet, overcoming a fall of “From New Hope to Easton, the greater part of the 360 87-100 feet in a distance of 464 miles; and there are work remaining to be done, is on sections, and may be also six guard locks. The dams are eight in number; advantageously prosecuted during the winter months, they are built of timber and stone in a very substantial unless they should be characterized by unusually severe manner, with stone abutments, and of the following frosts. If this should not be the case, and the winter heights: 5, 13, 8, 16, 12, 6, 7), 10 feet from surface to prove favorable, a reasonable hope may be indulged, surface. On the whole," say the Commissioners, "the that the whole line will be completed, and ready to reworks appear to have been constructed with a view to ceive the water for navigable purposes, by the first of service and durability, and the corporation, in our July next, a few days short of ihree years since the first opinion, is entitled to much commendation for the survey was commenced." promptness and energy displayed in the prosecution lo answer to similar inquiries, proposed to the Manaand completion of this great public improvement." gers of the Morris Canal, as to the earliest period that
The Managers wish not improperly to vaunt the me we might calculate upon reaching the waters of New. rits of the work thus spoken of, but they believe they York, by the medium of their Canal, we are assured of may, with perfect truth state, that there is no work of the well grounded prospect they entertain of the work the kind in our country, of equal length, that can com. being speedily finished; that their progress recently has pare with it in point of magnitude, permanency and been equal to their most sanguine expectation, and alefficiency. In the words of the Acting Manager, though surrounded heretofore by many difficulties, "there has been no money expended for ornament, they have in a great degree surmounted them, and have though no money has been spared to render the work reason to believe that in the whole of August next their- . sound and permanent."
work will be completely finished and ready to receive As before stated, the length of our line of improve our Coal on its whole extent, from Easton on the Delament, is 464 miles, and has cost, including the whole of ware to tide water in Newark bay. About 30 miles of the river improvement, from its commencement as a de- its eastern terminalion has been already successfully navscending navigation, to its final completion as above, i igated, but what seems to us of very high importance, is including also the amount paid to White and Hazard the assurance given by the directors of that company, for their property, rights, and privileges, and the extin that they have completely succeeded in the adaptation guishment of Hauto's claims, about $1,558,000, the dis- of inclined planes as a substitute for locks for canal purtance being dividerl into 364 miles of canal, and 10 poses, in overcoming great elevations. We rejoice in miles of pools, with a tow-path throughout the line. this assurance, and believe it to be a consummation of
The experience of our first season of navigation vast importance to the interests of canal navigation and therenn, seems indeed to bear us out in the presump- internal improvements; believing it quite probable that tion, that the whole work is of superior execution, and the continued and various experiments on inclined in its construction evinces the hand of a master, and planes, made on the line of the Morris Canal, and the when it is remembered that but a litile more than two settled success of the best models of them, will eventuyears have elapsed, between its commencement and ally lead ta their adoption, in a degree at least, in the completion, those interested have much cause for gratu. future improvement of the upper section of the Lehigh lation in the circumstance of their having been favored and of the streams connecting it with the Susquehanna. with the services of a most efficient corps of Engineers, How much longer the Managers may be disappointed with Canvass White, Esq. at their head, to whose well in the fulfilment of their hopes and wishes, they know known talents and general superintendence, the Com- not; but they continue most anxiously to look for the pany are indebted for the planning and execution of final location and execution of a Canal, embracing the this most valuable and substantial link in the chain of capabilities of a sloop navigation from the Delaware to internal improvements.
the Raritan, which will prove to be the great connectThe Managers have spoken of their work as finished; / ing link of our large seaboard cities, and would afford us this was strictly the case until the midle of the last the greatest facilities in the transit of our large keelyear, when it was deemed expedient by the canal com boats, enabling us at once, in conjunction with the means missioners, to direct an additional dam to be thrown of transport afforded us through the line of the Morris 3cross the Lehigh at its mouth, below the Company's Canal, to throw an immense supply of Coal into the present outlet lock, consequently making a new outlet New-York market, and throughout the regions north jock necessary. This was clone with a view to procure and east. The friends of general improvement are look. a feeder for the Delaware arm of the Pennsylvania Ca-ing most anxiously to the proceedings in relation to this nal, from our jurisdiction on the Lehigh, in place of pro- projected measure before the legislature of New Jersey, curing it, as previously intendeu!, from the waters of the at its ensuing session, with a belief that an enterprize, Delaware, by damming that river below Easton. The promising such profitable results, will be immediately work pertaining to the plan of which we have spoken is planned and carried into execution by the enlightened
LEHIGH COAL AND NAVIGATION COMPANY.
legislature of that state. We mention these matters as to promote the best interests of this Company be forgotconnected with the beneficial operation of our future ten by the Stockholders. business, affording, as we shall undoubtedly do, to all
By order of the Board, these canals when finished a heavy amount of toll. We
JOSEPH WATSON, President. however deem it a matter of great importance to the Philada. Jan. 11th, 1830. interests of our Company, that the Delaware Canal from Easton to Bristol should be speedily, effectively, and permanently finished, until which event takes place, the
The Acting Manager Reports. Stockholders cannot expect their hope of profit to be That his anticipation of last year, that the Lehigh Ca. fully realized.
nal would be completed for navigation in the Seventh The total amount of Coal sold by the Company, du- month then next ensuing, has been more than realized. ring the past year, was upwards of 32,000 tons. Of this On the 25th of the Sixth month last, we began our regquantity, a part was on hand in various places from 1828. ular coal business; and I have the satisfaction to anOn account of the unfinished state of the canal, the nounce that the navigation has not been interrupted by shipments of Coal did not commence until the latter end breaches in the canal for more than two weeks in the of June last. From that period, the Company shipped whole, since that period. The water was drawn off on from Mauch Chunk 25, 110 tons, a quantity larger than the 30th ultimo, fer our winter arrangement. We now we could have reasonably expected, when we consid- only want the completion of the Delaware section of the ered the loss of the early and best part of the season, Pennsylvania canal to enable us to supply the demands and the difficulty of navigating the canal with the frail of the general market for Anthracite coal, and to render and unwieldy arks, which the old Delaware channels that section doubly as profitably to the State as any compelled us to use.
other section of the Pennsylvania canal of equal cost, The amount of Coal shipped coastwise from Philadel. Notwithstanding we commenced quarrying our Coal phia in the past season, was nearly 11,000 tons, Tolls so late as the 22d of the Sixth month, we have sent from to the amount of $1184.10 have been received between the mines the present season 27,150 tons; of which 25,24th of August and 31st December.
110 were shipped by the company, and the remainder Some additional profit might have been realised in sold at Mauch Chunk. their sales of Coal ihis year, but it was not, nor ever has We have cut and brought down from the forest, 5,been, deemed adviseable by the Managers of this Com- 928,762 feet of lumber, for the improvement of the na. pany to raise the price of Coal at the end of the sea. vigation, and the construction of boats for the transpor
tation of the above quantity of coal. The stock of lumOur Coal has been sold during the season at the rate ber now on hand at Mauch Chunk, is 1,900,300 feet, of $6.50 for a ton of 2240 lbs, delivered.
and on the landing at the Pine Forest, about 500,000 ft. Although the business of the present year will be of a We have built ten coal boats for the canal, and 52 coal mixed character, we anticipate getting down a much wagons. The number of bands usually employed by larger quantity of Coal than during the past season: we the company in the forest, when taken from thence by shall probably owing to the unfinished state of the ca- the change of navigation, would be sufficient to build as nals around us, have for the present year mainly to rely many canal boats in 80 days, as would transport on the upon the old plan of bringing it down upon arks; but canals when finished, 100,000 tons of coal annually to parıly, however, we hope to be facilitated by means of Philadelphia. It will therefore be obvious, that upon keel-boats during a portion of the present season. the completion of the Delaware canal, we can very spee
The Board have much satisfaction in announcing, that dily increase the number of boats to any extent that the they have recently extinguished, by amicable adjust- demand for cual may warrant. In anticipation of this ment and purchase, all the claims of the late Geo. F. A event, we have uncovered upwards of 123,000 tons of Hauto against the Company.
coal, which is now ready for quarrying, and would a. The Board having also endeavoured to negotiate for lone pay more than 6 per cent to the state on the cost the extinguishment of all damage claims necessarily in. of the Delaware canal. curred by them in the prosecution of their works on the
In addition to the extensive examinations which took Lehigh, and they have pleasure in stating to the Stock - place previous to my last report, explorations have been holders, that in this attempt they have succeeded to a made, which prove we can uncover and quarry our considerable extent, by amicable arrangements with the coal in a continuous opening, about two miles in extent, parties interested; nor do they anticipate much difficul- east and west, having our present quarries about in the ty with the remaining claimants.
centre. We have uncovered coal at the summit of the The report of the Acting Manager is here with sub- mountain, 320 feet riorth and south, across the strata of mitted, giving in detail the result of his operations du coal, which is of a quality similar to that in the great ring the past year, and his views and arrangements for quarry; so that we have beyond all doubt enough coal the present year. The Managers feel bound, while that can be quarried, without mining, to last more than speaking of their business and works on the Lehigh, to
one generation, even supposing our shipments exceedcomment for a moment on the long continued and faith- ed one million of tons a year, and that, without extendful services of their Acting Manager, Josiah White,
ing our quarries more than one mile from the summit. whose active and energetic conduct in all things con
And when our successors have done quarrying, they nected with the interests of the Company, they owe may follow the veins under ground eastward to the riv. much for his direction, aid and advice, promptly afford- er about seven miles more, and five miles in a western
direction. ed in all emergencies, and more particularly for the discovery made by him on the line of the Canal, of a very of our coal up to the summit from 40 to 160 feet, I have
On the supposition that we should have to raise some superior hydraulic cement, and for its manufacture been induced, by way of experiment, to put up a set of and application in abundant quantity to all our heavy propellers to uncover the coal, which answers my most masonry
sanguine expectations. The result of one day's work The accompanying account of the Treasurer exhibits with the propellers is as follows, viz. bis cash transactions for the past year.
In 103 hours, 3 horses drove the machinery and raisIn closing the annual communication to the Stock-ed 204 wagons loaded with 1} tons each, or including hoiders, the Managers cannot forbear mentioning the the weight of the wagons, two tons each, up a plane of loss they have sustained in the death of their late asso- 35 feet rise and 210 feet in length. As the propellers ciate and former president, Jonathan Fell: his memory require no more attention, in passing a wagon, than a will be long cherished by those who knew him, for his piece of common rail-road, and there being no gudgemany virtues; nor will his early and constant exertions ons or machinery to grease except the driving part, the
expense of going up hills is reduced to a mere trifle,
CR. being confined pretty much to that of the driving pow. By balance on hand, Dec. 31, 1828, 11,472 09 er. In a country like ours, where coal can be had for Received on sundry acc'ts in Jan. 1829, 1505106 90 50 cents a ton, the expense of a steam engine, with the
54,136 75 necessary attendance, would not exceed one twentieth
48,966 04 the cost of horse labour. The peculiar situation of the
53,112 35 company's coal lands makes this an exceedingly valua
111,733 08 ble discovery, as the mountain extends from the river
58,859 41 on the side of all our lands, so that by the aid of the propel
92,808 72 lers, and 2 or 3 engines, a coal business to the extent of
72,295 68 500,000 tons can be effected by gravity, to and from
Do. September,“ 105,543 38 the coal mines to Mauch Chunk, and thus ayoid all an
100,427 03 imal power.
Do. November,“ 62,921 79 We have made some very satisfactory alterations in
December, -85,453 38 the rail-way, for the purpose of preventing the early decay of the timber and the jolting of the wagons. We
1,007,836 60 now run the wagons at the average rate of about six miles an hour, and find this motion produces much less By balance brought down,
19,283 41 wear both of the wagons and road than a greater velo- Balance of cash at Mauch Chunk,
21,332 73 city. I have demonstrated to my satisfaction that the wear and tear of the road and wagons is in proportion Total amount of cash on hand,
$40,616 14 to the motion, and that in the end, a motion exceeding
OTIS AMMIDON, Treasurer. 20 miles an hour (wbich we tried in the first months of Philadelphia, January 1, 1830. our business) will make the transportation on rail-roads more expensive than that on our graded turnpike on At an election held on the adjournment of the aforewhich tbe rails were laid.
said meeting, the following named persons were chosen it is expected the Delaware division of the Pennsyl- officers of the company for the ensuing year. vania canal and Morris canal will both be ready for use
President. by midsummer of the present year. Should this expec.
Joseph Watson, Esq. tation be realized so far as to give full confidence ihat
Managers. they can be used without interruption in the succeed.
Josiah White, ing year, we can readily make such arrangements as to
Ephraim Haines, give each of those canals 100,000 tons of freight for the
Jonathan K. Hassinger. ever, making preparations for bringing down 50,000 to 70,000 tons of coal. I do not anticipate circumstances
Treasurer. so unfavourable as to prevent shipping from Mauch
Otis Ammidon, Chunk the former, and if they prove favourable, I hope to ship the latter quantity.
DICKINSON COLLEGE. The effect of the reduction of price along the Lehigh, in consequence of the facilities afforded by the canal, has been very obvious in the sales of coal in the present Statement exhibiting the
way and manner in which the
To the Legislature of Pennsylvania.
State's annuity of $3,000 to Dickinson College, has fully supplied for the last 8 years: the sales for the year
been expended, containing the account current from 1828 amounted to 1682 tons-the sales for the present
24th Sept. 1828, to 24th October, 1829. year were 5203 tons, showing an increase for the pres- 1828.
DR. CASH. ent year, of 3521 tons, or more than three fold.
Sept. 24, to balance in Treasury,
$1,448 34 All which is respectfully submitted,
2,240 02 Philadelphia, 1st mo. 7th, 1830.
Tuition receipts for summer session and In conformity to the requisition of the 4th Article of
2,007 78 the Act of Incorporation of the Company, the Treasur. Amount of notes discounted at Carlisle er submits the following Statement.
989 33 The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company in account Four subscriptions,
22 34 Balance due l'reasurer,
16 71 with Otis AMMIDON, Treasurer, for the year 1829, DR.
$9,724 72 To this sum paid on sundry acc'ts in January, 1829, $154,844 80
By salaries paid,
7,675 00 March,
Note paid to A. Carothers, Esq.
1,000 00 Drawbacks returned to Students,
62 50 Do. May,
890 94 June,
96 28 Do. August,
68,067 98 Do. September, 115,373 65
9,724 72 Do. October,
November,“ 61,847 79 N. B.--The Receipts for the Session commencing
74,999 96 November, 1829, are not included in the above exBalance on hand Dec. 31,
19,283 41 hibition.
GEORGE DUFFJELD, 1,007,836 60
The gross amount of Board Measurer's fees, vizMr. Craig, gate keeper at the Conemaugh Bridge, at
$104 85 Nathan Carlisle,
117 18 this place, has politely furnished us with the following statement of the passengers, vehicles, &c. that passed
91 82 over it during the year 1829—viz:
1 20 Roseburgh,
7 17 Foot passengers 12,527, single horses 4,372, one horse wagons 374, two borse wagons 245, four horse teams 781, five horse teams 1,566, six horse teams 1,438,
The Salt Inspector Reports, that during the year he pleasure carriages 119, carts 71, borses in droves 379, inspected and branded 7,820 barrels in the city, and catile 497, sheep 98, swine 475. In addition to which 600 barrels out of the city. Fees in the city, 98 dollars the stages have crossed 730 times, and there are 325 81 cents, yearly subscribers who cross back and forward more or The Weigh Master at the Hay Scales, Reports, that less every day.-Blairsville Recorder.
he has weighed, during the year, 1,040 tons, on which,
at 25 cts. he has received 260 dollars. METEOROLOGICAL TABLE.
The Weigh Master at the Market, Reports that during Statement of snow and rain water, which fell in each the year, his receipts were 364 dollars 94 cents. year, from the commencement of the year 1810 to the
The Wharf Master Reports, that the gross amount of end of the year 1829, by a guage kept within one mile wharfage collected from December 1828 to 1829, is of the city of Lancaster.
1715 dollars 64 cents. 1811, 30,50 1821,
35,80 1812, 40,40 1822,
28,60 The intelligent and respectable Prothonotary of the 1813, 40,70 1823,
41,80 Court of Common Pleas, at New Castle, has made for 1814, 51,90 1824,
us the annexed interesting extract from one of the an1815, 31,70 1825,
22,70 1816, 37,70 1826,
cient records in his office: 54,42
[Nal. Gaz. 1817,
39,35 "Oct. 28th, 1682.-On the 27th day of October, 1682, 1818, 35,40 1828,
30,55 arrived before ye. Towne of New Castle in Dolowor 1819,
49,07 from England, William Penn, Esque. Propriety of 1820, 37,30 Lancaster Journal. Penlujania, whoo produced twoo certain deeds of feof
ment from ye. Illustrious Prince James Duke of Yorke INSPECTIONS AT PITTSBURG.
& Albany etc: for this Towne of New Castle and twelve
myles about itt, and also for ye. twoo Lower Counties, The Guager of Pittsburg, Reports, That during the whoorekills and St. Jones's, wch. sd, deeds bore date year, from the 230 December, 1828, to the 230 Decem- 24 August 1682, and pursuant to the true Intent, Purber, 1829, he has guaged
pose, and meaning of bis Royll. highnesse in ye. same 10641 Barrrels of Whiskey,
deeds hee ye. sd. William Penn Received possession of 922 do Molasses,
ye. Towne of New Castle ye. 28th of Octobr. 1682." 357 do Flaxseed Oil, 96 do Apple Brandy,
Legislative Smartness.—Mr. Craft, a young man of 82 do Cherry Bounce,
considerable promise from Allegheny county, having 17 do Gin,
thought proper to answer Mr. Martin, of Philadelphia 24 do Brandy,
county, on the subject of connecting an important sub11 do Wine,
ject with party feeling. Mr. Martin thought proper to 29 do Alcohol,
answer Mr. Craft, by saying that he would quote the 9 do Castor Oil,
following poetry for tbe gentleman's instruction: 6 do Cordial,
"Large vessels can,--may venture more, 11 do Peach Brandy,
But little Craft must keep the shore." 2 do Cider,
Mr. Craft replied that when the gentleman offered 106
do Tar, 1
argument he would condescend to answer bim; but as do Spirits,
he had been pleased to amuse the house with poetry 11 do Spirits Turpentine
he would add the remainder of the couplet:
“The noble swallow seeks the sky,
But foolish Martins can but try.” [Pa. Int, 8
Having understood that the Menagerie of Messrs.
Doolittle & Co. was to be sold at public auction on 12th 14 Inspection,
Jan. I was induced to attend the sale--the following is
a list of the Animals, and the pri they brought.
J. B, C. 12540 barrels. Total fees received, $740 681. The Elephant with wagon, sign and cage, $7,000
3 young Leopards, without cage, 100 each, 300 The Board Measurers Report, the following measure. African Lion, with cage, &c.
2,000 ments made in the city during the year 1829. feet. Royal Tiger, with do
1,400 Joseph Welsh measured 1,048,596 White Bear, with do
1,000 Samuel Roseburgh, do
71,700 Hyena, with
100 George Darsie, do 6,000 2 Leopards, male and female,with do.
500 Nathan Carlisle, do 1,771,805 Astrich skin, &c. with do
60 Dandy Jack, and Shetland Poney,
100 Total feet in the city, 2,898,101 Dandy Jack and Poney,
95 Ditto out of the city,
50 John White,
Aggregate in and out of the city, is *4,112,064 Appointment by the Commissioners of Spring Garden.
We copy this as we find it in the Pitts. Gaz.--but if ĮSAAC B. GARRIGUES, a Director of the Poor Tax, the quantitiesare correct, the amount should be3,063,468,
Appointments by the Governor.
Inspections of Bark at the Port of Philadelphia during Jacob Holgate, Flour Inspector for the port of Phila
the year 1829, and the eight preceding years. adelphia
Huds. Tierces. Barrels. Joseph Burden, Alderman of the city of Philadelphia, First quarter,
55 in the room of Jacob Sperry, deceased.
1723 28 129 Richard Porter to be Prothonotary for the county of Third quarter,
234 Henry Myers, Prothonotary, Register, Recorder, &c. for Delaware county.
1829 5560 121 477
1828 4183 55 277 Alexander Mahon, Esq. has been re-elected, by the
1827 3446 28 322 legislature, State Treasurer.
1826 2543 373 445
1825 3214 - 165 548 Appointments by the President.
699 Nicholus Bildle, George M. Dallas and Benjamin W.
1823 3496 553 775 Richards, of Philadelphia, Directors of the Bank of the
871 869 United States.
1821 3846 220 873
The Honorable Samuel D. Franks has resigned the See cities rise, to usurp the throne where stood office of President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas In kinglike majesty-the verdant wood.” of the District composed of the counties of Dauphin,
(WORDSWORTH. Lebanon and Schuylkill.
Our brother editors cannot comprehend how we
the knack of building towns with such rapidity. They Gen. Joseph B. Anthony, is elected to the Senate, in speak of Aladdin's Lamp and Jack the Giant-killer's the Lycoming district, to fill the vacancy occasioned by bean stock, as if they were incredulous of our assertions the death of Col. M'Clure; and Reuben Wilber, Esq. in -while some gape on with astonishment and wonder the Bradford and Tioga district, in the place of General "how we do it." To refute the calumnies of the form. Mckean, resigned.
[Penn. Rep. er, and to enlighten the blindness of the latter, we have
determined to devote a few lines, by way of Gazetteer, The Tolls received by the Collector at this place stating the rise, progress and prosperity of some of our since the navigation commenced, amounted on the 4th adjacent settlements. First on the list of fame and im. inst. to $1885 031--of which sum $958 124 were re- provement is Port Carbon, including the additions of ceived in the month of December. [Blairsville Record. Messrs. Lawton, Rhoads, Swift, l'ott and Patterson.
This was laid out about a year ago-it has now about The scaffolding which has so long concealed the ped- sixty or seventy buildings, which will be more than iment of the Arch street Theatre, has been removed, doubled next season. This place will in the spring be and revealed a colossal statue of Apollo, with his usual enlarged by an addition of Mr. M'Coomb's, which is now emblems. This work was cut out of a mass of stone being laid out by Mr. John Smith, jr. surveyor, on the built in the wall, which was enclosed by a frame erec. south side of Schuylkill, between the upper landings tion, in which the artist worked, concealed from view. and the first lock. This will contribute much to the fa
Morn. Journal. cilities of the place, as it will include some fine land
ings, and a spacious basin will also be erected. INSPECTIONS, &c.
Pursuing our course up the route of the Valley Railroad, Account of Grain measured in Philadelphia in the year we next come to Tuscarora, Middleport, Patterson, New 1829, per returns of A.P.Færing, Head Measurer. Philadelphia & Tuscarora again. The S former places are
the intersections of the large lateral road which leads up Rye. Dats. Barley. Total. the creeks tributary to the river--the latter is at the head Corn.
of the main rail roail, built by Messrs. Lyon and Lawton.
Up the Mill Creek Rail Road, about two miles we 4,179| 17,9461 1,3311 6,545 3000r have St. Clairsville, and at its head New Castle, where 2d qr. 34,406 186,872 8,719 25,255 1,213 256465 the road from Port Carbon intersects the Centre Turn3d qr. 28,679 148,866 7,981 10,553 196079 pike. Both these places have extensive water powers, 4th gr. 45,204(170,507|23,609| 11,636| 36,653287409 and are admirably located for mills, &c.
At the junction of the West Branch of Schuylkill 1829 112,468 523,991 41,640 53,989 37,866 769954 with the main river, Schuylkill Haven is a beautifully sit1828 145,280 379,106 32,281 55,738 116,281 729386 uated place, which will be the mart of all the immense 1827|209,175 388,225 8,999 24,128 21,138 651665 coal region of the West and West West Branches;this lo1826|191,8001269,684 21,230 15,875 45,604 544193 cation is destines to be the focus of an extensive busi1825 144,479 328,052 12,658 17,749 37,512 510450 Minersville is another site on the same Branch, 18241207,626 471,788| 16,978 20,763 27,0971744242 nearly west of our place; this froin its situation among
(Price Current. extensive collieries, will soon become a populous place,
as the residence of those engaged in the coal business. WEATHER
Further up on the Broad Mountain, is Carbondale, The weather, during the whole of the winter thus far which also promises to be a place of some importance. has been unusually fine and mild, with the exception These are our principal locations—many of them must
become places of considerable importance. The im of a slight fall of snow in the early part of the season,
mense accumulation of mining population, as well as we do not recollect of any other till within the present others not directly engaged in the coal business, rendweek, when we had several slight falls of it;up to the 27th, ers it necessary that they should congregate in the most the river has continued open and the navigation unin- favourable situations for the conveniences of society.
This we trust, will explain the grand mystery of our terrupted; there has been since that time a good deal of
town buildings. We frequently feel inclined to indulge floating ice in the Delaware, so that vessels (can a laugh at their magic rising up, but still confess ournot pass up and down, The Schuylkill is frozen selves deeply interested in their success.- Miners Jour. over and the boys are amusing themselves with skait
Printed by W. F. GEDDES, at No. 59 Locust street ing upon it, and those who have ice-bouses are now
near Eighth, Philada. seizing the opportunity to fill them.