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HUDSON & BERKSHIRE RAILROAD

FRAME BRIDGES.

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
The subscriber would respectfully inform the pub JAMES

AND KANAWHA CANAL
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received | ta.ions that he will build Frame Bridges, or vend the James River and Kanawha Company, in the City of

lic, and particularly Railroad and Bridge Corpura PROPOSALS will be received at the Office of the by the Hudson & Berkshire Railroad Coin-right to others to build, on Col. Long's Pat“nt, through | Richmond, from the 15th to the 23rd day of August, pany, at their office in the city of Hudson, I put the United States, with few exceptions. The fol for the construction of all the Excavation, Embankuntil the 20th day of July, for (schviling lowing snb. Agents have been engaged by the under

ment and Walling noi now under contract, together and einbanking 16 miles of their road free signed who will also attend to this business, viz.

with nearly all the Culveris and the greater portion of
llorace Childs,
Ilenniber, V. II.

the Lochs between Lynchburg and Maidens' Adven-
Chatham 4 Corners 10 the city of Hudsvin. Alexander McArthar, Myuni Morris, N. Y.
Also 2 bridges of 50 and 70 feet span. Pro.

John Wahan,

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The work now advertised embraces the twenty files of the route will be exhibited at the

Thomas 11. Cushing,
Dover, N. II.

miles between Columbia and the head of Maidens'
Iru Buke,

Wakefield, N. II. Railroad office in the city of Hudson, divid.

Adventure Pond, the eight miles between Seven Is.

Amos Whitmore, Fsq., Ilancock, N. H. land Falls and Scoilsville, and about twenty isolated ed into sections of half a mile and one mile Samuel llerrick,

Springtield, Vermont.

sections, reserved at the former letting, between each, for examination, by the 1st of July Simeon llerrick,

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Scuttsville and Lynchburg. next. Proposals will also be received for Capi. Isaac Damon, Northampton, Mass.

The quantity of masonry offered is very great

do Lyman Kingsly,

do furnishing 300,000 feet of white pine, chest.

consisting of about two hundred Culverts of from three Elijah ilalbert,

Waterloo, X. Y. nut, or white hemlock sills, 5 by 8 and 16

10 thirty teet span; nine Aqueducts, thirty-five Locks
Joseph Hlebard,
Dunkirk, N. Y.

a number of Wastes, with several farm and road feet long; and 10,000 chestnut ties, 8 feet (ol. Sherman Peck, Hudson, Ohio.

Bridges. long and 6 inches square.

Andrew E. Turnbull, Lower Sandusky, Ohio.

General plans and specifications of all the work,
William J. Turnbull,

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do Persons applying for contracts will be ex

Sabried Dodge, Esq., (Civil Engineer,) Ohio.

and special plans of the most important Culverts and pected, unless personally known to the com

Aqueducts, will be found at the oflices of the several

Booz M. Atherton, Esq. New-Philadelphiu,Ohio. Principal Assistant Engineers on the line of the Canal. pany or engineer, to present with their pro Stephen Daniels,

Mariella, Ohio

The work will be prepared for examination by the posals, recommendations as to their ability

John Rodgers,

Louisville, Kentucky.

25th Julyj; but mechanics, well recommended, desisJohn Tililson,

St. Francisville, Lons'a. to perform their contracts.

ous of inmediate employment, can obtain contracts Capt. John Bottom, Tona wanda, Penn. GEORGE RICH, Chief Engineer.

for the construction of a number of Culverts at private Nehemiah Osborn, Rochester, N. Y.

lelling.
Hudson, June 25, 1836. 25—tj20 Bridges on the above plan are to be seen at the fol.
lowing localities, viz. On the main road leading from the subscriber, or any of the Assistant Engineers, will

Persons offering to contract, who are unknown to
TO CONTRACTORS.

Baltimore to Washington, two miles from the former be expected to accompany their proposals by the usual
PROPOSALS will be received at the Office of the place. Across the Melawaikeay river on the Mili- || certificates of churacier and ability.
Eastern Railroad Company, Boston," between the lary road, in Maine. On the National road in Illinois,

CHARLES ELLET, Jr., 28th and 30th inst, for the grading and masonry of at sundry points. On the Baltimore and Susquehan

Chief Engineer of the James River said Road from East Busion to Newburyport, a disna Rrailroad at three points. On the Hudson and

and Kanawha Company. tance of 331 miles Patterson Railroad, in two places. On the Boston and

Note.--The Dams, Guard-Locks, most of the The line of this road is along a favorable country, Worcester Railroad, at several points. On the Bos. Bridges, and a number of Locks and Culverts, are passing threugh Lynn, Salem, Beverly, and Ipswich ton and Providence Railroad, at sundry points. Across reserved for a future leuing. Persons visiting the line which places will allord contractors every facility for the Contocook river at Hancock, N. H.

Across the for the purpose of obtaining work, would do well to obtaining provisions, &c. Plans and Profiles will be Connecticut river at Haverl.ill, N. H.

Across the call at the office of the Company in the city of Richready, and may be seen at the Olice, after the 220 Contoocook river, at Henniker, N. H. Across the mond, where any information which they may desire instant.

Souhegan river, at Milford, N. II. Across the Ken- will be cheerfully communicated.
Satisfactory recommendations must accompany thenebec river, at Waterville, in the state of Maine -

The valley of James River, between Lynchburg
proposals of those who are unknown to the engineer. Across the Genesse river, at Mount į Morris, New-l and Richmond, is healthy. (20—ta 18). C. E. Jr.
JOHN M. FESSENDEN, Engineer.
York, and several o:her bridges are now in progress

RAILWAY IRON.
22—130j

The undersigned is about to fix his residence in

Rochester, Monroe country, New-York, where he 95 tons of 1 inch by 4 inch. Flat Bars in lengths
ARCHIMEDES WORKS. will promptly aliend to orders in this line of business || 200 do li do do of 14 to 15 feet, counter

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to any practicable extent in the United States, Mary. do 15 do #do sunk holes, ends cut at
(100 North Moor street, N. Y.)
land excepted.

800
MOSES LONG,

do 2 do New-YORK, February 12th, 1836.

do an angle of 45 degrees,

General Agent of Col.S. H Long. THE undersigned begs leave lo inform the proprie

do 24 do #do with splicing plates and Rochester, May 220, 1876. tors of Railroads that thiy are prepared to furnish all

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nails to suit.

soon expected. kinds of Machinery for R:uilroads, Locomotive Engines

250 do. of Edge Rails of 36 lbs. per yard, with the of any size, Car Wheels, such as are now in snecess PATENT RAILROAD, SHIP AND

requisite chairs, keys, and piis. ful operation on the Camden and Amboy Railroad,

Wrought Iron Rims of 30, 33, and 36 inches diam. none of which have failed-Castings of all kinds,

BOAT SPIKES.

eter for Wheels of Railwav Cars, and of 60 inches Wheels, Axles, and Buxes, furnished at shortest notice.

diameler for Locomotive Wheels.
XrThe Troy Iron and Nail Factory keeps con-
H. R. DUNHAM & CO.

Axles of 24, 24, 27, 3, 31, 31, and 31 inches in di-
stantly for sale a very extensive assortment of Wrought ameter, for Railway Cars and Locomotives, of patent
4-ytf

Spikes and Nails, froin 3 to 10 inches, manufactured iron.
RAILROAD CAR WHEELS AND by the subscriber's Patent Machinery, which after The above will be sold free of duty, to State Gov.
BOXES, AND OTHER RAILROADversal use in the United States (as well as England, || drawback taken in part payment.

five years successful operation, and now almost uni-lernments and Incorporated Governments, and the
CASTINGS.
where the subscriber obtained a patent,) are found

A. & G. RALSTON,
Also, AXLES furnished and fitted to wheels com- superior to any ever offered in market.

9 South Front street, Philadelphia. plete at the Jefferson Coton and Wool Machine Fac:

Railroad Companies may be supplied with Spikes Models and samples of all the different kinds of tory and Foundry, Paterson, N. J. All orders ad. having countersink heads suitable to the holes in iron Rails, Chairs, Pins, Wedges, Spikes, and Splicing dressed t the subscribers at Paterson, or 60 Wall rails, to any amount and on short notice. Almost all Plates, in use both in this country and Great Britain, street, New-York, will be promptly attended to.

the Railroads now in progress in the United States are will be exhibited to those clisposed to examine thein. Also, CAR SPRINGS.

fastened with Spikes madle at the above named fac. 4-47 Imeowr Also, Flange Tires, turned completo.

tory-for which purpose they are found invaluable, J8 ROGERS, KETCHUM & GROSVENOR. as iheir adhesion is more than double any common

ALBANY EAGLE AIR FURNACE AND
spikes made by the hammer.

MACHINE SHOP.
AMES' CELEBRATED SHOVELS, * All orders directed to the Agent, Troy, N. Y., WILLIAM V. MANY manufactures to order,
SPADES, &c.
will be punctually attended to.

IRON CASTINGS for Gearing Mills and Factories of

HENRY BURDEN, Agent. 300 dozens Ames' superior hack-strap Shovels

every description. 150 do do do plain

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Troy, N. Y., July, 1831.

ALSO—Steam Engines and Railroad Castings of 150 do do do cast steel Shovels & Spades & 1. Townsend, Albiny, and the principal Iron Ir

Spikes are kopt for sale, at factory prices, by I. every description. 150 do do Gold-mining Shovels

The collection of Patterns for Machinery, is not 100 do do plated Spades, chants in Albany and Troy; J. 1. Brower, 2.2 Water equalled in the United Stales.

9-ly 50 do do socket Shovels and Spades.

street, New-York; A. M. Jones, Philadelphia; T. Together with Pick Axes, Churn Drills, and Crow Janviers, Baltimore ; Degrand & Smith, Buston.'

STEPHENSON, Bars (steel pointed,) mannfactured from Salisbury re

P. S.- Railroad Companies would do well to for-| Builder of a superior style of Passenger fined iron-for sale by the manufacturing agents,

ward their orders as early as practicable, as the sub.
WITHERELL, AMES & CO.
scriber is desir'us of extending the manufacturing so

Cars for Railroads.
No. 2 Liberty street, New-York. as to keep pace with the daily increasing demand for

No. 264 Elizabeth street, near Bleecker street,
BACKUS, AMES & CO.
his Spikes.

New-York.
No. 8 State street, Albany.
1J23am

H. BURDEN.

RAILROAD COMPANIES would do well to exaN. B.-Also furnished to order, Shapes of every de

mine these Cars; a specimen of which may be seen

~THE NEWCASTLE MANUFACTURING on that part of the New-York and Harlaem Railroad scrption, made from Salisbury refined Iron. 4-ytf COMPANY, incorporated by the State of Delaware, || now in operation

J251f NOTICE OF THE NEW-YORK AND with a capital of 200,000 dollars, are prepared tw ex

ecute in the first style and on liberal terms, at their ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY. extensive Finishing Shops and Foundries for Brass and

CONTENTS : THE Company hereby withdraw their Advertise- || Iron, situated in the town of Newcastle, Delaware, all Steamboat Novelty....

385 ment of 26th April, in consequence of their inability orders for LOCOMOTIVE and other Steam Engines. || Railroad Convention at Knoxville, Tenn.

386 to prepare in time, the portions of the line proposed to and for CASTINGS of every description in Brass or Railway in Ilinois..

386 be let on the 30th June, at Binghampton, and on the Iron RAILROAD WORK of all kinds finished in Indiana - Internal Improvements, etc.

386 'Ith of July at Monticello. Future notice shall be the best manner, and at the shortest notice.

Map of Minois...

387 given, when proposals will be received at the above Orders to be addressed to

Pambour on Locomotion, continued.

387 Glaces, for the same portions of the road.

MR. EDWARD A. G. YOUNG,
The Potato Squash..

399
JAMES G. KING, President.
Superintendent, Newcastle, Delaware. Mill-Dam Foundry..

399 fob 20-ytf

Advertisements.

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AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, AND ADVOCATE OF INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS.

PUBLISHED WEEKLY, AT NO. 132 NASSAU STREET, NEW-YORK, AT FIVE DOLLARS PER ANNUM, PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.

D. K MINOR, EDITOR.)

SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1836.

[VOLUME V.—No. 26.

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413

CONTENTS :

FOR SALE-Ai this office, a good LEV-, is said to have occurred through the care To Contractors; Syracuse and Utica Railroail; El, made by Pike. It has a 20 inch telescope | whose duty it was to wait until the Dedham

lessness of the conductor of the Boston train, A Level for sale ; New Arrangement; Serious

Accident on the Boston and ProvidenccRailroad 401 Little Falls; Erie Canal Enlargement..

403|a sensitive bubble with a scale, stout level|train had passed. Whether it be so or not, Erie Canal Enlargement...

403 New Jersey Railroad upened to New-Brunswick ; plates with clamp and tangent screws com- there can be no doubt but that a fearful re

Syracuse, Cortland, and Binghampton Railroad 404
Appendix to Pambour on Locomotion, concluded 405 plete. It is a new instrument, has only had sponsibility rests somewhere. It is the duty
Gurney's Safety Method of Ligliling Mines..... 409

of the directors of every railroad company Virtue of Lime as a Manure..

two weeks use; the owner having no furto employ sober, careful and prudent men. Cornell's Patent Stave Machine. Agricultural Papers ; On Pride of India Tree as ther use for ii, offers it for $118.

This however is not all they are bound to an article for Fencing... 414

provide. They are also under the strongest Who will not plant a Locust Tree? Electrical Shock from a Sheet of Paper; Item.. 415

obligations to establish proper regulations, Advertisements... .415, 416

and when they are established, to see that

NEW ARRANGEMENT.-) take pleasure in they are observed. The conductor of a loAMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL. announcing to the readers of my periodicalscomotive engine who neglects to attend toNEW-YORK, JULY 2, 1836.

that I have taken as a pariner, in the busi- his instructions, is equally culpable, if in

ness pertaining to them, Mr. George C. jury occur to any one, with the omnibus dciTO CONTRACTORS. SCHAEFFER, a gentleman of education and

ver who disregards our city regulations, and ENGINEER DEPARTMENT, Lawrenceburgh and , }

drives furiously round a corner, to the des. a practical engineer.

truction of life or limb; or with the engineer PROPOSALS will be reeeived at this office until the 8th of August for the graduation and masonry on Mr. Schaeffer will hereafter have the prin- of a steamboat, who through strife or carethe first division of the Road, cipal charge of the editorial department of

lessness, destroys or injures the passen. This division commences near the Ohio River at

gers; and we deem it a proper subject Lawrenceburgh, Indiana, and follows the Valley of the Journal and Mechanics' Magazine--in for investigation by the Grand Jury, who Tanners Creek a distance of ten miles.

the discharge of which duties he has for should inquire into the cause of not only Plans and Profiles of the Rouie and proposed several months past taken an active part--the present, but also of previous accidents works can be examined at the Engineers Office, Lawrenceburgh, Dearbor i County, Indiana.

and, as we have reason to believe, much on Railroads; and in every case where 25-tau 15 JULIUS W. ADAMS, Engineer. to the satisfaction of our readers and pa-l the carelessness of the managers, or con

injury has resulted to individuals through SYRACUSE AND UTICA RAILROAD.

duciors, they should be subjected to such BOOKS of Subscription to the above Stock will be With our united efforts we hope to render penalties and punishments as will at leastopened on the 19th, 201h, and 21st days of July next, the periodicals worthy of a more extensive cause others to be more careful. as follows, to wit : at the "Syracuse House,” in Syracuse. circulation.

It is the duty of the directors to discharge, Joseph C. Spencers's “ Coffee House," Canastota. J. H. Pratt's “Canal Coffee House,” Utica.

This number it will be observed com. and publish the name of, every individual

who shall, through carelessness, negligence "Mansion House," Albany.

pletes part one of Volume five. Office of the “ Farmers' Loan and Trust Compa

or intemperance, cause injury to individuals

D. K. Minor. ny," New-York

or property. Nothing short of the most In Syracuse, (anastota and Utica the Books will be New York, July 2nd, 1836.

rigid scrutiny on the part of stockholders, kept open from 9 10 12, and from 2 till 5, P. M., on the

directors, or engineers, will produce that two first days, and on the last day till sunset.

confidence in the public mind towards railIn Albany and New-York from 10 till 3, P. M.

roads to which they are entitled: and it is Capital Stock $500,000. Shares $50. $5 to be SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON THE RAILROAD. paid on each share on subscription. Payments to be

the duty of every friend of the systeni to made in specie or Bank bills of this State. Dated

We learn from the papers that a very seunite their efforts to prevent unavoidable ac10th June, 1836. I. S. SPENCEE, Secretary.

rious accident occurred on Wednesday last, ||cidents, and to punish the inividuals who 25—21*

on the Boston and Providence Railroad. It cause those resulting fronı carelessness.

trons.

We desire not, as every reader of this west, and also on the east are the beautiful||caused weeks of derangement to the busi. Journal will bear us witness, to traduce, in- and fertile flats of the Mohawk; but on the ness of forwarders-much distress to the jure, or prejudice railroads, or the railroad north the village. is hemmed in by hills, |acceptors of drafts in this city, and an accusystem-nor can it be imagined that we de. covered with forest, approaching in some mulation of boats in contact with each oth. sire to cast odium on the directors, engi- | places nearly to the water, with abrupt ander, from Oriskany to Frankford, 16 miles. neers, or subordinate agents of any, and es. almost precipitous acclivities; whilst in The Engineers in the employ of the State pecially of this particular railroad; but as other places the village extends for half a stand uncommitted as to the enlargement, the early, steadfast, and unyielding friends mile or more from the main street. It is on as far as has come to the public eye, except of the system, who desire, and expect, to see the south side, however, that we behold the Mr. J. B. Jervis, who has raised the curthem--if judiciously managed-pervading mountalns in their majesty. The canal, cain as to the mode he proposes to get the whole country, deem it our duty to call which hugs the side of the precipice, and along with the mason work necessary to be the early and earnest attention of ENGINEERS winds its way amongst the rocks, is about done in the winter, to wit: See Assembly and Directors to the importance of prevent. 30 feet above the river; and the summit of Documents, 1836, No. 99, pages 8 and 10; ing accidents, which have been so frequent the hills are more than three hundred feet,| as to the summer, we are left in the dark by and oftentimes so disastrous, on our rail- and in some places almost perpendicular, all the Engineers. This work must be roads. Let every accident be properly look-above the canal. This was indeed a her- done in the winter; and to protect the cement ed to, the circumstances published, and then culean task; and to others than Americans, from frost, a house must be erected over the let a just and merited censure fall upon an attempt to construct such a work would | site, and a proper temperature maintained by those who trifle with the safety and lives of have been deemed almost chimerical. 11|| stoves.passengers.

was however, aecomplished, and is now the Before this work is further progressed in,

admiration of the hundreds of thousands the pnblic require that there shall be a res. Little Falls. This picturesque and who annually pass on its waters.

ponsibility rest somewhere, in the event of thriving little village is situated on both The improvements of the place are pro- | failure; and that we have a right to expect sides of the Mohawk river, 72 miles west orgressing with spirit—its water power is es-one, is evident, or there is a gross neglect of Albany, and 22 miles east of Urica. The mated equal to 750,000 spindles and several duty on the part of the superintendents, great western canal passes through it, on

sites with power have recently been sold.-- which we do not charge them with, when the south side of the river, and is connected There are now in operation three furnaces,|| the fact is stated, and notorious to all forwith the main part of the village by a beau. I one turning shop, three paper mills, one warders, that the Erie Canal has been grad. tiful stone aqueduct over the river, which machine shop, two saw mills, one flouring||ually filling up by deposits, since its construc. serves as a feeder, receiving the water from mill, one grist mill, one plaster mill, threation, and so little time has there been to the old canal on the north side, and afford. anneries, one distillery, two malting nou-clear it out, during the time of suspended ing to the village every convenience desired ses, three blacksmith shops, one axe andoavigation, (let alone enlarging it,) that for business.

scyth factory and one carriage manufactory. boats drawing over 24 feet of water cannot

A woollen factory, and two flouring mills now navigale our noininal 4 feet cana), withThis beautiful village was, until within 1 with four runs of stones are to be erected out touching the bottom!! and such is its a few years, owned by an English gentle- the present season.

This place being the present state, and the constant contact of man,) Mi. Ellis, we believe,) and its im- centre of a rich agricultural country carries | boats, from its narrowness and their increasmense water power was for many yeais, in

on a considerable trade with Albany and ing numbers, that boats last only 4 years, deed almost since ihe revolutionary war, New-York. The item of cheese alone pro- l upon an average, instead of 6 years, as was Orly useless, as the proprietor declined to duced in Herkimer county, and shipped by the case after the first construction of the sell, or even to give permanent leases, and its merchants, on the canal during the last Erie Canal. Boats, with even 35 to 38 tons, the village of course made but slow pro- season amounted to upwards of $350,000. rubbing on the bottom to their serious injugress in the march of improvement which has marked the course of many less favored

It is surprising to us who know and ap- ||ry, even with the water in many parts being plaues farther west.

preciate its advantrges, that a situation so raised 12 to 18 inches above the 4 foot line

eligible, so healthly and with such immense as first constructed, and this too, from the Fortunately, however, here, as in many water power should have been until this necessity of the case on the part of the suother places, a change has come over the period overlooked by this shrewd money || perintendents, to keep up and open early aspect of things—a forign proprietorship || making and speculating conmunity. They | our trade, at the risk of constant breaehes, give way to one of true American spirit. will not longer be disregarded as proper at- in the canal, and to its great and constant The title was about two years since trans- tention is now directed to it; and the period injury. ferred to a gentleman of this city, who is not distant when Litte Falls will boast That the Canal Board wish to meet the viewed things as an AMERICAN. He caus- lof its numerous manufactories its rapidly ||public expectation, in opening the Erie Caed the property to be surveyed, streets and increasing, intelligent, and wealthy popula-nal as early as possible, there can be no public squares to be laid out, and has con- tion and its flourisng hischools. May it long doubt,-nor do they desire to run the risk of tributed largely to the erection of churches, continue to flourish, and its worthy proprie- || interrupting the trade upon it; but when and has sold freely and at] fair prices to tors, as well as its enterprizing population, it is gravely stated, by one of their engineers, those who desired to improve its advanta. | reap rich reward for their labor.

(who has not, so far, risked his reputation, ges. Those who, like ourselves, recollect

by presenting his plan in his report that its appearance twenty vears ago, and have

this work—more difficult and expensive than witnessed its progress under the fostering

building an entire new canal, 8 feet by 50 or care of its present proprietor, need no des. We notice the Canal Board are to meet 90 feet wide,] that the enlargement can be cription of its present condition, or its de Tuesday the 21st, and trust it is further to accomplished, by excavating on the basin or lightful surrounding scenery—but to those consider their resolutions to enlarge the heel-path bank, in the summer, leaving a who have not witnessed its beauties, a brief Erie Canal, and that at all events they will || cone or cove in the middle, to be removed dudescription may not be uninteresting. place before the public the modus operandi ||ring the time of suspended navigation," when

The village of Little Falls is situated in of executing this important work, without a large part of the mason work, locks, cula narrow defile, which appears to have been interrupting the trade upon, which even forveris, aqueducts, &c., is to be executed, formed by the waters of the river in its pas- a day, or a week, cannot be permitted. The " uuder the cover of houses, keps to the sage from the lakes to the Hudson, on the breach at Utica, of 3 or 4 days this spring, ||proper temperature by stoves !!!” It may

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be the case, that the Engineers in the jof near 300 pages, which is at least some cement; and the question is presented by employ of the State have not been called on evidence of the publicity of the doings of Mr. J. in a manner that shows that very

little of this kind of protection will be rem by the Canal Board or commissioners to ex. the Board on this subject. Your corres

quired. press their opinions as to cost and facility || pondence refers to pages 8 and 10. At If any further evidence is wanted to show of construction of a new canal with larger

page 8, in speaking of the propased in the unimportant character of this item, it locks, along side of the present important

provement at Schoharie Creek, in reference is found in the estimate of Mr. Jarvis, where work, at a much less expense than to at

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it amounts to eight thousand and four huntempt to patch on to an old and imperfect to the Guard lock, Mr. Jervis says

dred dollars. But the total estimate of Mr.. work. The public call for opinions on this work inust be done in the winter, and, to J. is near three millions. Now, we would subject from the Canal Board. As it is to protect the cement from frost, a house must || ask, can any candid man suppose that be an expenditure of 12 to 20 millions of|be erected over the site, and a proper tem- your correspondeni viewed this small item dollars, the best engineering talents in and perature maintained by stoves.” Here, it of so much importance as to call public and out of the State, should be personally will be observed, the proposition is express bound to have given it only the importance

attention to it? If so, then he was in honor examined before the Canal Board, at the ex- ly for a Guard Lock, in a peculiar situation it had in the report referred to. "But as pense of the State, instead of getting del- | which is explained in the report referred to, before quoted, it will be perceived that, phic and gratuitous replies from Engineers and no intimation is given that this method - locks, culverts, aqueducts, &c.” are to be to writien queries on the subject of the enlargement, as we understand was the course is proposed for every ordinary or lift lock ; built in the winter and protected from frost,

&c. We have seen that there is no propoand even in the case of this particular adopted prior to proposing the plan to the

sition to build the locks in this way; and Legislature. Even these queries and replies

Guard lock, Mr. Jervis goes into a course that your correspondent had no occasion to are in none of the State documents, and a

of reasoning to show that the old line at|be alarmed for the culverts and aqueducts. fearful responsibility resis somewhere, in this place should be abandoned, and the But where are his et cetera ? They imply the anticipated event of the enlargement Creek crossed by an aqueduct, instead of that there is something else--but nothing

of the kind is found in the report of Mr. J. plan being a failure. OSWEGO. the present mode, by a dam and Guard

except what we have quoted. lock.

From the examination we have given to From the N. Y l'imes.

In this general estimate he leaves the this subject we are brought to the conclu. present line at this place, and gives thesion that your correspondent was disposed

to find fault, and considering the proposiIn the Times of the 21st inst. (June) an estiinate on the new line which he recom-ion alluded to as novel, and probably to article appeared under the above head, mends. It therefore appears he does not him incomprehensible, he has thought it over the signature of Oswego. After al-recommend the plan of erecting a house worthy of presentation to the notice of your

readers. In regard to the novelty, however, luding to the meeting of the Canal Board, lover any lock whatever.

he is mistaken. It has been adopted to and calling for information in relation to the In relation to aqueducts, page 10 of said build locks on even American canals; and manner they intended 10 proceed with the document Mr. Jarvis observes, “When the where circumstances require it, it is proposed work, the writer observes—"Up abutments are sound, they may be exten. very fearful undertaking. to this time, the Engineers in the employ|ded in the summer season, and the trunks The doings of the Canal Board are of the state, stand uncommitted, except so put on during the suspension of navigation charged by your correspondent as hidden far as Mr. J. B. Jervis has raised the cur- But in cases where it is necessary to re.

from public view. Now as we are not at lain, as to the manner he proposes to exe-build the old part of the abutment, it is pro- we will put on the broad mantle of charity,

liberty to say who your correspondent is, cute the necessary inason work to be done posed (unless the line can be changed) to do and presume he has but partially read the in the winter, to locks, culverts, aqueducts, the work in the winter ; and to guard public documents that contain the proceed&c, in speaking of it. See Assembly | against the influence of frost, &c." It is ings of this board, and which are easily Doc. No. 99 of 1836, pages 8 and 10. not then for the

found on the printed journrls of the several

purpose of enlarging the This work must be done in the winter, and canal, but to renew the work indispensablc sented.

Legislatures to whom they have been pre- i houses built over the same, with stoves to to the maintenance of the present naviga We are led to the further conclusion, that keep up a proper temperature."

tion that this plan is proposed; and even if in a document of near three hundred The idea that would be taken by most this, ouly in cases where a change of line pages, this is the only item on which the readers, would no doubt be, that Mr. Jer is not practicable.

curtain has been raised," there must have vis had recommended that all the mason

been extraordinary stupidity, or wonderful

In relation to culveris on the page above ingenuity. The document is before the work for "locks, culverts, aqueducts, &c." Iquoted, Mr. I. observes, “ The culvers that public, and any one may examine it, and should be done in the winter and protected are sound will only require to be lengthen we believe any candid man will find on from frost as above stated. This construc ed, and new wings and parapets put on examination, that it proposes to enlarge the tion, howeves, is more favorable than some one end which may be done during ihe ssa. Erie Canal from Albany 10 Buffalo, and we have seen, for we recollect seeing an be required, and when the levels are lower- estimate of the expense; and much remark

son of navigation. Some new culverts will gives, in as much detail as is usual, an article in some newspaper a few months sed, they will generally require to be rebuilt in relation to the matter of doing the work, since, in which he is made to recommend This work can only be done in the season communicated in a candid and unreserved that not only masoury, but the entire canal of suspended navigation, and when it is manner. should be covered to protect the work of necessary to make them of stone and cement, It would be drawing out this communi..

a house must be erected," &c. enlargement from frost. To guard the pub.

cation to too great a length to go into an it

appears, in which culverts exposition of their doings. But as several lic from an entire misapprehension of the will require to be built in the winter, will communications have been made besides doings of the Canal Board and their En- mainly depend on the imperfection of those that of your correspondent, tending to give gineers, we have thought it worth while now in operation; and whether they will the impression, that the Canal Board conto examine the report alluded 10. The do- require protection from frost, will depend templated stopping, or interrupting the navicument is reports of engineers accompany. | under bottom of canal in some cases may work of enlargement could only be done

on the necessity of using cement. The part gation of the Erie Canal, and that the ing the report of the Canal Board, present- be made of timber, or of cast iron, or of stone in the winter, we will merely mention, that ed to the legislature 26th January, 1836, so well cut and secured as not to require their official reports, and those of the Canal

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Commissioners, with accompanying docu-|| NEW BRUNSWICK, June 11th, 1836. || highest aim and desire of its projectors ments, unequivocally take the ground, that To the President and Directors of the New should prove a powerful means of " develop the suspension or interruption of the naviga Jersey Railroad and Transportation ing the resources of New Jersey, and of tion is admissible, and that the great ma Company,

promoting the convenience of its citizens,” jority of the work, is to be done in the usual

GENTLEMEN :— The undersigned hay- and we rejoice that we have been the humseason of pefforining such work; and even ing been appointed a Committee by the ble instruments of awakening an enlarged the manner of doing work in the season of|Common Council of this city, “ to make spirit of enterprise in a section of the State, navigation in several cases, supprs d to be attended with most difficuliy, have been re-President and Directors of the New Jersey

arrangements for the proper reception of the which, though rich in resources, had long ferred to or pointed out. There is nothing Railroad and Transportation Company, izpon

been neglected, and in furnishing facilities

of communication, which cannot fail greatly that can be considered proof against mis

their arrival in this city when said road is to advance its wealth and prosperity. It representation, but we are confident that fir t opened,"" will proceed with alacrity in is to us a source of sincere gratulation, that any candid man will be satisfied on reading the performance of that duty, actuated by whatever may be the prospects of revenue the printed proceeding of the Canal officers emotions of no ordinary character, believing to our work, its beneticial influence to oththat there has been a plain practical and

as the Committee do, that the work, about ers in promoting the value of property, in unequivocal mode of proceeding, not only in relation to the enlargement of the Erie being completed, is emphatically a New facilitating and fostering social intercourse, Canal, but of all their duties as public ofli- Jersey improvement, and that it will eventu- and in advancing the business operations of cers in a most important branch of the ally tend more to the developement of the the community at large will be immeasuraaffairs of the State Government.

resources of our State, and add more to the bly greater.

convenience of our citizens, than any other Our road will be completed to your city We hope, therefore, that your correspon- work that can be constructed within its by the first of July, and it is highly complident, before he presents any further account limits.

mentary to our company, that you should of their doings, will examine their published The Committee would respectfully sug- propose to connect the celebration of its proceedings, and give the public a correct gest whether if the road be completed by opening with the anniversary of our National accoun. Such a course will do the Canal|that time, it would not be proper to connect Independence; Lut as this day is consecratRoard no harm, be honorble to your corres- || that event, (so important to the interests of ed to commemmorate hy general jubilee the pondent, and promo:e

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our State,) with the anniversary of our most important event in our country's histoNational Independence.

ry, we hope you will permit is to postpone

The Committee would be pleased to our excursion, until after that period; we We are gratified to be able to publish the learn the day that may be selected for the accordingly have designatnd Thursday, the following correspondence between a com-celebration of the event above referred to 7th of July, as the day on which our commillee of the Common Council of New at your earliest convenience.

pany will be happy to receive the hospitable Brunswick and a committee of the Railroad Respectfully, your obedient servants, civilities of your city. Company. We trust the day wil be as

JAMES C. ZABRISKIE, We have the honor, Gentlemen to be, fair and pleasant for the celebration, as the

STAATS VAN DUERSON,

very respectfully, your obedient servants, advantages of the work will surely be great

D. W. VAIL.

GEORGE L. SCHUYLER, 10 New Jersey.

Commillee 8.c.

JOHN P. JACKSON,
From the Newark Daily Advertiser, June 29.

Committee, 8.c.
NEWARK, June 25th, 1836.
To J. C. Zabriskie, s. Van Ducrson, and
D. W. Vcil, Esquires, Committee of the

From the Cortland Advocate.
The following invitation of the Common
Common Council of New Brunswick :

The Syracuse, Cortland, and BingCouncil of New Brunswick, to the Presi GENTLEMEN: The New Jersey Rail-i|hampton Railroad Central Committee, it dent and Directors of the New Jersey | road and Transportation Company have will be seen by the following notice, have Railroad and Transportation Company, and assigned to us the agreeable duty of accep-called a meeting of the Commissioners the correspondence on the subject we in- ting the polite invitation of the Common named in the will incorporating the above sert with plasure, as an annunciation to the Council of New Brunswick, and of making named work, and although the proceeding public that their Railrord will be complete the arrangements appropriate to the occa- may not be strictly regular

, it will be exto New Brunswick by the 1st of July, and sion. In behalf of those we represent, wecused, as it cannot result prejudicially to any also as an evidence of the friendly feelings tender you our acknowledgments for the one, and as it secures great despatch, and and deep interests manifested by our sister very kind terms with which you have been is more convenient than any other method. city towards this important enterprise.

pleased to characterize our work, and we | The step was taken by the Central Com

fondly trust that time will confirm all your mittee, at the request of the resident ComNew Brunswick, June 6, 1836. favorable an'icipations. Its progress has missioners.

not been unattended with the difficulties At a meeting of the Board of Common and toil incident to undertaking of this

The Commissioners to open the books, Conncil , held this evening, the following character and magnitude ; but the unwaver

etc. of the “ Syracuse, Cortland and Bingpreamble and resolution were adopted; viz: ing confidence and steady perseverance of

hamton Railroad,” are requested to meet at "Whereas it is understood that the New the capitalists* with whom we are assaciat-the Eagle Tavern, in Cortland Village, on Jersey Railroad will be completed in a shorted, have enabled us to prosecute thns far Tuesday the 12th day of July next, at 12 time—and whereas the citizens of New with gratifying success, this “ New Jersey

M Brunswick feel a deep interest in the com

improvement,and we feel entirely assured The Commissioners are as follows :pletion of said work, Therefore,

from the fidelity and devotion already mani- Henry Stephens, Eleazer W. Edgcomb, Resolved, That a Committee be appoint- fested, that the same spirit will coutinue to Augustus Donnelly, Samuel G. Hathaway, ed to make arrangements for the proper its final consummation.

Edward C. Reed, Roswell Randall, Wilreception of the President and Directors of the New Jersey Railroad Company upon to whom this state is chiefly indebed, for Lynds, Myrom S Mills, Henry F. King,

We deem that tribute justly due to those liam Randall, Samuel S. Foreman, Elam their arrival in this city, when said road is the construction of a work which it is the Deniel Dickinson, Joseph S. Bosworth, first opened.”

and Thomas G. Waterman.
PETER CONOVER, Clerk.
[*We presume the allusion is to the enter.

William RARLITT, (A true copy.) prising house of Nevins, Townsend & Com

Adin WEBB, The Committee appointed consists of honorably connected with a number of the pany, of New York Ciiy, whose names are

HENRY S. RANDALL, the Recorder, Alderman Zabriskie, and Mr. most important public works in this coun

Central Committee. Vail. try.--Ed.)

June 23, 1836.

NEW JERSEY RAILROAD OPENED TO

NEW BRUNSWICK.

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