The Delaware Register, or, Farmers', Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Advocate from Wilmington, Delaware on April 18, 1829 · 6
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The Delaware Register, or, Farmers', Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Advocate from Wilmington, Delaware · 6

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proprietor in his heurt. The proprietor, moreover, is sure to receive for his pains, something that is more solid than plain honor. A comfortable, decent livelihood, for which lie is indebted to Ilim only whose is the earth and the fullness thereof.— Con. Cour. The Editor of the Reading Journal says that he lias tried the experiment of pouring boiling water upon the root of a peach tree, the leaves of which had become sear and dry, and the limbs in a state of decay—" in one week it began to revive, and in three weeks it was covered with a new foliage, and new vigorous roots arc putting out in all directions." Bee Moths .—The sagacity of man enables him to discover the peculiar habits which instinct leads the subordinate creation to adopt for self-preservation, and his inventive faculty frequently suggests 1o him some mode by which the instinctive habits of such as are noxious may he conducive to their destruction. Thus We discover that instinct teaches the bee moth to secrete herself during tlie day in the corners of the hive. All, therefore, take such advantage of this fact as that this most pernicious enemy shall rush to its own destruction. Eor this purpose let the orifice of the hive be four inches wide and one inch high. At. the commencement of the season for the moth, place a shingle on the bottom or floor of the hive. You will find in the morning that almost every moth lias taken refuge under it. They are thus readily despatched.— This is the mode 1 have practised with my own bees, and not a single hive has ever been injured. New England Farmer. Gardner's London Magazine says, " We are sorry to observe, that the practice of pinching off potatoe blossoms is not generally adopted, as the produce would thereby be increased. A correspondent has found from experience, that the crop is not only increased, hut much better in quality, and wishes us to direct the attention of our readers to the practice, which we hereby do, fully convinced of its importance." MISERY OF GREATNESS. It is stated in one of the English papers that a grandee and peer of Spain lias lately been employed in breaking stones, on a high road in the neighborhood of London, for the diminutive sum of one shilling per day , to support his wife and three children. Now had this man been apprenticed in his youth to some useful trade, it is not at all probable he would have been driven to the necessity of leaving his native country. If he had, his hands would have ensured him a much better support in any country than he can possibly gain, with all his nobility of blood to introduce him. Young men ought never to be too proud to learn trade. Education and a good trade arc properties which, like a good reputation, are above all price.— When titles and honors fail, and charity shuts up her springs, education and skill are like the philosophers stone ; they can convert the very selfishness and lice of man into the means of support. Even in our land of equality, where few are above the necessity of their own personal exertions to gam a livelihood, how many do we see superlatively wretched and even contemptible, and all because they had not been inured to early habits of industry. Young readers, you cannot conceive the hundredth part of die advantages to be derived, to you and to the country, from an early proficiency in the knowledge of a useful trade. ( 'atskill Recorder. avaSingular Will. —The will of Sir (Tiber! East has been proved under dOO,UOO/ The deceased has Ich legacies for his dogs at the rate of 7s, per weok. They arc to be fed with milk, barley, oat-meal, sea biscuit, and tripes. Also further allowance for kennel furniture, as well as medicine, and a man to look after them. No dog to be killed under pretence of old age, or from a fajse notion of charity; his horses and mares to have a run for life in his meadows at Fictield, Berks, to be provided a warm shed in winter, with plenty of bran, chaff, and haÿ, 8s. a week to be allowed for each, besides payment for a trusty and honest person to atend them. A parrot he gives to Martha Hack, and for the care of the bird 15/ quarterly during the birdie life, and 20/ a year as long as she survives it. REMARKABLE PHENOMENON. London Paper. t Louisville, March 28.—We have just conversed with a gentleman from Cumberland county, who informs us that, in boring through rock for salt water, a fountain of Petroleum , or volatile oil, was struck, ut the depth of about 130 feet. When the auger was withdrawn, the oil rushed up 12 or 14 feet above the surface of the earth, and it was believed that about 75 gallons were discharged per minute, forming quite a bojd stream from the place to the Cumberland River, into which it discharged itself. The fountain or stream was struck four or five days previous to the departure of our informant, at which time the quantity of Petroleum discharged had not perceptibly diminished. Falling into Cumberland River, the volatile oil covered a considerable portion of the surface of the stream, for many miles below. If ignited, it would present a magnificent, if not an appalling, British oil, which is extensive); used i factured of Petroleum. We have seen a specimen of this oil—it ignites freely, and produces a Hume as brilliant as gas light. Our informunt slates, that, in the same neighborhood in which this immense fountain of Petroleum has been discovered, Doctor John Croghan has succeeded, by boring, in obtaining an abundnnt supply of salt water, at a depth of more than 200 feet, which now- raises about 25 feet above the ordinary level of the Cumberland River. The works, we are assured, will prove highly beneficinl to the surrounding country, and profitable to the enterprising proprietor.— Pub. Adv. spectacle. as a medicine, is manuit to it. to ic ty to Raleigh, April 9.—The Superior Court of this county adjourned on Saturday. No triul took place during the term which excited any interest, except the case of a Dentist, who was tried for opening the grave of James Davis, a stranger, in the city grave yard, and forcing open the mouth of the corpse, in open day, for the purpose of obtaining the teeth; of which charge he was convicted. A motion his counsel for a new trial, which was overruled; and another motion was submitted by them to arrest the judgment, on the ground that the charge contained in the indictment constituted no offence under the laws of this country. This motion, after being ably argued, was overruled, and the judge proceeded to pronounce sentence against the Dentist, and imposed a fine of twenty-five dollars. made by Arson. —A baker was lately tried in New York, for setting fire to an inhabited house. The indictment was sustained upon the ground of his own confession of guilt; but the jury, it seems, thinking he might be under a mistake , returned a verdict of acquittal. This is like the Knickerbocker jury, who, to save their friend Honicle, from being hanged for the crime of horse-stealing , brought in a verdict oi'man-slaughSomersct Messenger. ter. Cincinnati, ( Ohio) March 28. Another Steamboat Lost.— Wo regret to have to icport the loss of the fine steamboat Talma, Baldwin, master, on her passage from Pittsburg to Franklin, Missouri. She took fire in her hold, and was scuttled and sunk. Her cargo was principally dry goods, and insured, in part, at the Ohio Insurance Office, in this city, for $20,000; und on the boat, at the same office, $6,000. Errors Excepted. —The Alabama Telegraph, under the head of " Mistakes Rectified ," states that " It having been shown to the satisfaction of the Legislature of Alabama, that sundry females of this atute had committed mistakes, and married men, who were not originally intended for them," (though it is said that matches are made in Heaven !) " acts have been passed declaring eleven of such marriages void, and giving the parties an opportunity of correcting the errors of their youth." Georgian. At Baroach in the East Indies, there is a species of Alms house for aged and diseased animals, not only for apes, peacocks, &,c. which are considered sacred, but also for horses, dogs, cats, birds, and even for insects. These last arc placed in little boxes and fed with vegetables, rice, &c. This establishment possesses considerable landed property, and is kept up by the Bra mins, who derive a large income from it. Harrisburg, (Penn.) April 10, 1829. Bituminous Coal. —P. A. K.irthaus, Esq. arrived at tins place a few days since, with six arks, laden with bituminous coal, from his extensive mines on the west branch of the Susquehauuah, in Clearfield county, near the Lycoming line. Specimens of this coal were exhibited on the public ground, in front of the capitol on Wednesday last, for the examination of the public, and we learn that it has been pronounced by those competent to judge, to be of a superior quality. The vein or strata, which forms the bed, is about five feet thick, and it is said to cover hundreds if not thousands of acres. a DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. Jvew York, April 10.—The Lafayette Theatre , with ny other buildings, was this morning destroyed by fire. It commenced about 3 o'clock, in a bakery in the rear of the block hounded on the east by Laurens-street, on the west by Tliompson-street, on the north by Grand-street, and on the south hv Canal-street. In a short period, the fiâmes reached the Theatre. This building extended from Laurens to Thompson-st and in less than two hours was reduced to a heap of ruin 9 . On Canal-street , was an uniform row of nine elegant three story brick buildings, most of which were nearly destroved. Seven of those buildings were owned by Messrs Yates & McIntyre, and were insured for $4,000 each. It is believed, that the damage, on an average, will not exceed one half of the amount insured. Several other houses were destroyed or greatly injured. On t he w est side of Thonipson-sfrect, the row of three story brick buildings, called " Sandford's Row," were considerably injur maed. The Theatre is said to have cost Mr Sandford $100,000, but as the value of a thing is what it will bring in the market, it ought not to be estimated over $50,000. It was mortgaged to Henry Yates, Esq., and no insurance could be effected on it. Estimating the loss of the Theatre at $50,000, the entire loss of property may be set down at $75,000. P. S. We have stated above, that the fire commenced in a bakery. We have since been informed that it broke out in a stable, belonging to the Theatre, and it is believed to have been set on fire. Augusta, Geo. April 4. Terrible and Awful Conflagration .—Yesterday evening, between the hours of two and three o'clock, our citizens were aroused by the alurming cry of fire. It was soon discovered to have originated in a house occupied by a Mr Galloway, on Ellis street, about midway below its intersection by Washington street. It almost simultaneously communicated to Broad and Green streets, on the North and South, and extended to Broad street, ns high upas the fire-proof store of Mr Bignon, and down Ellis street, (destroying in its course the new Theatre) as fur as Mr Ilollinshead's, situated on the corner of Houston street. It extended up Green street, above Mr Warren's dwelling house, and below, ns far as Dr Anthony's—thence, taking the direction of Centre street, it communicated to our beautiful market, which it destroyed, as well as both sides of Centre street, until it reached the bridge, and also all those buildings down Bay street, to the corner where the old Theatre formerly stood. On the north side of Broad street, it extended as high up as the brick building occupied by Mr Grannis, a little below the Bridge Bank—it then rushed below with appalling fury, destroying in its course every building, with the exception of those on the first, and a part of those on the second square below Market square, until it reached the suburbsofthe city, in the immediate neighborhood of Mr Course's plantation. When the fire reached the market, no human exertions could arrest it—the wind was S. E., and, lashed into fury by it, the flames rushed and roared through the ignited atmosphere like the troubled ocean—all was confusion und dismay. The spectators of the awful scene were only aroused from the apathetic consternation into which they were thrown, by the occasional and startling explosions of buildings which were blown up by some of the fire companies, with the hope of arresting the devouring element. Never has Augusta been visited with so dreadful a calamity. The number of houses destroyed are estimated at from thrte hundred to three hundred and fifty —and the loss of property cannot fall short of half a million of dollars; not third of which, it is supposed, was insured. The fire raged about five hours. Various reports are in circulation in relation to its origin—but as every thing, at present, is confusion and conjecture, we refrain from noticing them. The iiurried details too, which we have made, must necessarily be imperfect. Providentially, no lives have been lost—indeed, we have not heard of a single persoal accident of a serious nature. —..e©e«— JYetc York, April 13. Phil Lee. —It appears by a communication from the Rev Dr. Cox, that the liberation of the wife and children of Phil Lee, tlie slaves formerly belonging to Washington, who were sold into Georgia, has been effected. The deed of purchase has been received from the Georgian owner, and they have been set at liberty. The sum of 1000 dollars was required for this object, 630 dollars of which were raised in this city. There was still, however, a deficit of 140 dollars, which could not be raised in the District of Columbia, which sum has been advanced by a friend of Phil, and he is now on his way to this city, with a view of raising this sum, here, and in Philadelphia. _ The New Orleans Advertiser, of Feb. 28, soys, lour months ago, a child two years of age swallowed a needle, two and three quarter inches long. Yesterday morning the needle was taken out of the right side, just above the hip, where it had forced its way, The child has, for the last three months taken medicine for the dropsy» her body being much swelled. and was considerably corroded.

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