# The western star. (Westfield, N.Y.) 1826-1828, August 05, 1826, Image 2

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•I) hwrigft THE GREEKS. The Smyrna editor speaks of repeat- ed instances of piracy committed by the Greeks. It* their fleet has dispers- ed, as has lately been reported, no oth- er resource can remain. To submit to the Turks is not to be thought of, to defend the little islands of Hydra and Spetxia ; which furnish nearly all their ships and seamen, will be impossible, if the Morea should be conquered. They have the scenes of Ip.sara, Scio, and Missolonghi before their eyes; their vessels may soon be their only home. Last year the Hydriots talked of com- ing to the U. States, in the event of the surrender of Napoli. Their pros- pects are as gloomy this year : may the campaign terminate as favorably as it then did. They view the Europeans ns their enemies ; for Austrians and French have actually taken Missolon- ghi. There is much palliation to be allowed for them in circumstances so intolerable and in hating. Smyrna, April 21.—They write us from Constantinople, that the Turkish fleet has set sail. Achmet Effrndi, commander of a superb vessel, lately lost her on the rocks of Scutari. This is the third ship he has lost in the same manner. The great clemency of the Grand Signior has pardoned him twice ; but u is believed that he will now be severely punished, notwithstanding the interest which is exerted in his favour. It is stated that a number of French vessels were overhauled by a Gieek vessel of war, between Chios and Mit- ileue, which seemed determined to board them, notwithstanding signals given by ihe sc'hr. I'Amaraathe which had them under convoy. The butei Kt length opened her fire, and kept it up for an hour, although it is said that the dinks went below and cried for mer- cy. There are two kinds of French- men in those waters—and we must not look for the friends of Greece either in the national ships or among their rene- gade editors. We find some particulars of the ex- j edition undertaken by Colonel Fab \\<T, and designed against the island ol #$ttvn jffar. WESTFIELD, AUGUST 5, 1826. ffiaajnf. Their \Introductory remark*\ appear wild and Quixotic, yet how late- When this is cemph ted, the Chan- have long been the toast, as a masterly ef- ly did the idea of a union of these wa- fort of genius, above the comprehension of ters in any way, appear equally wild ? ordinary minds. The quotation at the head Yet they are united of this article, we confers, is too deep for us to fathom. Please, gentlemen, explain yourselves—adapt your language to our ca- pacity. At to \ pronouncing the public Political.— •The *• busy note of prepara- tion'' begins to be heard, denoting that the political campaign is not far distant. De- legates to the Utica and Herkimer conven-1 guilty of a misdemeanor,\ who gave the din tions have been already appointed in seve- jner, if they want us to be any more explicit ral of the eastern counties, and we observe , on that head, we have no hesitation in styling that meetings for a similar purpose are ncti- ; the dinner affair a masterpiece of fulsome lied in different parts of the state. We au- ladulatioD, proceeding from a momentary ticipatc a violent contest between the two excitement of passion, proiluced by the sud- rival dynasties of this state, which are strug- j den acquisition of a favorite object; and we gling far power aloue, and whose main oh- (presume that most of those concerned ia it ject is either to acquire or to maintain the j are QOVT shamed ef the affair. They should ascendancy. But we mean to look calmly j have waited till they had ascertained to Who that ever traversed the rugged, lofty End rocky banks of the Mohawk, anticipated the idea of a canal upon those banks ?— tauqe lake, will at itself make a canal with its outlet, of rising af 20 miles.— There is not perhaps a finer reservoir in the world than this. It contains, by actual survey 16000 acres, and is IS miles in length. The depth in its mid- Who that ever witnessed the apparent- die is probably from 50 to 100 feet.— ly insnpeiable obstacles which thelitis supposed to lie higher than any mountain ridge, presented to such a project, supposed that those obstacles could so easily be surmounted by ho other known body of water of its size. Knowing then, from actual and cri- tical examination and surveys, the ad- man efforts ? Yet that canal is done,, vantages of this section of the proposed on, unmoved by political strife, and unem barrasscd by the storm that may be gather- ing around us. What cause exists fur those violent agitations of the public mind which always accompany our elections? Let us, in any section of the country, select a man from each political party, and view the cha- racters of both with impartiality, and what difference shall we see ? Shall we not be as likely to iiod a man of splendid talents, and souud political and moral principles in one party as in the other? and what more do we ask ? does his attaching himself to a particular party make him cither an enemy to his country, wholly unfit to be trusted ia any public station, or a perfect model of po- litical perfection ? This, indeed, looks to us like boys' play. We have seen men's passions excited to such a degree, by political strife, that they really believed the country would he on the verge of ruin, unless some particular favorite of theirs could be elected. But what is man under the influence «;f passion? He is bite the whirlwind in its fury—ho neither reasoi.s whom they were iudebted for the harbor ap- propriation. Thirty pusscngeis left this place in the stages for the east, on Thursday morning last. There were two stages with 12 each, and so it is believed can this be. Though the whole of this proposed route has not been explored, yet we are not left wholly in the daik in rela- tion to it. A part of it has been exam- ined and accurately surveyed. A part of it has been authorised, and is under contract, very soon to be finished. Of each extreme there can be no doubt.— The eutne eastern section, from the Delaware to the Hudson is soon to be finished by an incorporated company j route, are we not encouraged to avail ourselves of every means in our power, in the investigation of the entire line r Should such investigation lead to no other result \it will be the means of dis- seminating much useful and interesting information, and aid in the develops- ment of the resources of our countrv. HERCULES. an extra with 6, and 2 were left behind for i The extreme part of the western sec- iv gropont, which our have in^ furnished. e iropean papers He hit Athens TOR TJlF. WESTMtN STAR. srowaaa ir. In my first number, I endeavored to demonstrate the necessity of construct- ing another channel of water commu- nication, through which the products of the west might find their way to the o- cean. '1 ins necessity appeared evi- dent, from the very f,reat increase ol business upon the Lakes ; from the con- Isequent increase of business upon the [completion of all, or any of the con- ns* refects—and surely he must be of all tempbted iuteial canals, and of the persons the least capable of judging correct- ! s taU road itself; and from the facts, ly, who is controlled by passion, and abuse that a parallel canal from Utica to the passion i» led on by prejudice Be news (Hudson bad been already called for, everj thing through a raise medium—bis tan- and a mil load from Schenectady to A1-. cy states suspicions, and a suspicion is r,n- jbanv, had been authorised. ficient to stamp an indelible stain upon a j I likewise endeavored to shew, that a man's character—for what lie Suspects, {the views of the convention about From the Ulster Plebian. STATE ROAD. ,.,,-,, ii It will be seen by the proceedings in 1 here are now two daily tion has been examined and surveyed .. J ' b etween Buffalo and Erie, | by competent engineers, acting nuclei j tllls P a l jer , tI,al [* \«c county convention (through in a day,) and generally bum j the authority of a board of canal com-! ' R,|tl '\ tnis vilhage, on Saturday last, missioners of this state ; and this too, I pursuant to public notice, Lucas El* is that important part comprising the tauorf, can, of this villiage, Coram entire elevation of that dividing iidee,; •• B r c . . u- i .i .i .• .i 'bus Bruvn, esq. of Shawangunk, and which sepaiates the nothern from the l « southern waters. Might not this then ' Dr \ L]llvt « Woodstock, were appoin- be considered as one of the most doubt- j ^d delegates from this county, to the fid partsd efl the wholef lines of the pro-n j Ithaca Stated Road Convention,. to be want ot room lines of stages bet are crowded w ith passengers. INTERNAL 1 ViPROVEAIENT. pose cana ? I so, it investigatio ; convene in August next be firmly believes. |i«> be held, for the purpose of concen- tre intend to pursue an enlarged and ii- j tratmfi the efforts of those interested in beral course. Our object shall He. as ranch .ii possible, to lay before our reader? a plain, unvarnished statement of THE TBUTI:, and to per or de them cajlmly and dispassionatc- .\ 10 think, judge, and act for themselves.— At the same time, however, we shall eadea- v iih about 2,000 men ; but being de- tained several days, by contrary winds. in the plains of Marathon, a consider- able part of his provisions were C«TISII- Ivor to make our columns a rail} ing point, tned. He then marched lor Caristo, I where political opponents may meet on c<pial :md surpiised that fortress, the Turks ground, and discuss the matters in dispute. having only time to tvlirc into the cna- j UA w nievenl aU} misunderstanding on the del. The Greeks were in their turn ' \.,;pii- d by a bedy of troops sent from N« fiii'pniit bv Onier Pacha, and after a brave defence obliged to retreat to an isolated hill, where 'liey defended theni- St Ives. On fIir> news reaching Svttn several ! subject, we now state, once for all. that they must he cool and dispassionate, or they will not find admittance. FOi- THE WESTERN STAR. Mr.. EDITOR. I discover that a namber of eastern counties have taken measures prepara- tory to the choice of delegates to the oh to I mo, while the cavalry returned j * . i-,;., \ i i ., . . » . ... T ,- , . , [convention at Ltica. And why ate vessels were immediately prepared for tin ir relief; and 800 men were brought to Athens. It is said that labviet has i since resigned his command to the gov- ernment, anil gone to Hydra : but his intentions r k re not known. favor of the state road, should not be confined to the obtaining (^' such road alone, but should be extended to every subject of Internal Improvement, con- nected with the interests of those, whom they will then have the honor of rep- resenting. No one who has beep at all conver- sant with the manner in which the bounty of the state has been distributed, but will acknowledge the uneqtial bene- fits whuh the southern tier of counties have derived therefrom. In every great object of public improvement, they have lent a helping band. But no such obj-'Ct has been to benefit them. The Grand Canal has drawn from them the life blood, which it disseminates to nour- ish and cherish tint highly favored sec- tion of country through which it pass- es. It has palsied the south to invigor- Ican party, that whatever strength they may possess, and however correct and just the principles which they support, yet without exertion they will fall an ea- sy conquest to a small but stirring ini- nority, which like a band of light eras- ed troops, scour the country, while their led from rv.pnhto Ilydra-prohably Vi , v W( . akl „. ss W ls the great republi- not the friends at the state admmistra-1 ate the north. Enterprise has chan- tion, on the alert in this county ? The [ ged its direction, and the current of last election will admonish the republi- j trade, population and wealth have fol- Vasai, who bad made several sue-I i sful descents on the coast, was un- fortunate at Bey root in Syria, and re- turned to Syria with the remains of his little force. H« has since gone to Ca- ll is said that Mavr»icordata has i i.sto. a happy slip for Greece, if true.— Dai- From the .V. V. Statesman, The schooner St Clair, Capt. Ward, mentioned in our paper of yesterday, is bavin? arrived at Albany from Ma lowed in its train. Why then should not the claims of the south, to equal justice, be heard ? Mature has been liberal to her, let the state be just. But if she wishes those claims regarded, she must assert them with vigilance, and press them with energy, fidelity and union. She must develope her resour- ean forces to lest, till the canvassed Ices, and demonstrate her advantages what wonders viijil- rotes show them .ii>< e and action can do. Let us not imagine the political con- it-si over—vhdt the ex-rcgency who OIICP governed the state and denied to the people their constitutional prerogative Should she look idly on, and see the entering wedges which northern enter; prise have prepared for their further im- provement, rapidly taking effect, with- out an effort to avail herself of the sn- by the engineers appointed in beball of the state, ought to have an impor- tant bearing in testing the practicability of the remainder of the route. And should this alone of the whole route be found practicable, would not its own in- trinsic importance warrant its under- taking ? By it would the great vallies of the St. Lawrence and of the Missis- sippi be united and the grand object ef the general and state government, beat once achieved. In every view, there- fore, the examination by the engineers of this part of the route, and the facts elicited therefrom, are in the highest de- gree important. Considering it in this light, I cannot refrain from copying the entire report made to the board of ca- nal commissioners by Poet. Charles T. Wbippo, the principal engineer, in re- lation to that part of the route from Portland Harbor to the head of the Chaotauqne Lake. The report bears date the 2Sth January, 17-6, and is as follows: \ I arrived at Portland on the 20th of September. The haibor here is of considerable importance, as it is becom- ing a principal landing place, not only for the goods which are consumed in its immediate neighborhood, but also for much of the merchandize that is de- signed to go down the Allegany river. It is situated on lake Eiie, in Chautau- que county, about f>0 miles above Buf- falo, and is formed on the west by a bar of sand and gravel, which extends into the lake about 80 rods, and upon which a pier and store house are alrea- The Hudson Republican state?, that the Slate Road delegates for Green county, have, by request of the dele- gales from Columbia county, agreed to relinquish their purpose of attending the intended Delhi convention, and 7 consented to meet that which is to be held at Ithaca. It would, hence, seem, that the Delhi convention will finally be altogether abandoned. A state road meeting was held, on the 12th inst. at Binghampton, in Broome county, when it was, among\ other things,resolved that the southern route, by Monticello, in Sullivan coun- ty, was the most preferable and that a state road convention of delegates from the counties interested, be held at Mon- ticello, accordingly. WHOLESALE PKICLi. ASHES. Pots (ton) £77 50 Pearl 87 50 to CJ3 7* FLOP AXD MEAL. New-York, superfine, bbi. £l 4 60 Western Canal Rye Flour Indian meal, in ubds. lf> Do. in hhls. 4 GRAIN. North wheat, bushel 7.T Western 100 Nortbi rti corn, \ellow V,2 :2 87 1-2 4 125 J 12 3-2 10 50 84 06 Do. white dy erected. From this point the bar I Filac-k:-c\cvl pens turns at an angle of about ( J0 degrees,; Qgu and takes an easterly direction, until it meats the shore, leaving a space or en- trance of about 100 feet in w idth. \ A pier of proper height commen- ced at this opening, and opposite the one on the east side, and extending in an easterly direction along the bar \if2 rods, thence turning at an angle ol a- bosjt SO degrees and running to the shore, would make a very commodious and cheap harbor, giving an area of 6ti0 square rods of 6 and a half feet wa- ter, and an area of 277- square rods of 3 and a half feet water. After a cursory examination of the have yielded. 'Tis true they have dis- continued legislative caucuses, not be- chinac, by wnj of lake Eiie and the Grand Canal, reached this city last eve- [of rboosing the presidential electois v.iuiz, in tow of the steam boat IF nr Eckford. She has a cargo of beeswax. ashes, fur<, black walnut wood, tedai logs and Elk herns. \ She is the firsl vessel which baa peiformed that voy- age, and made ber appearance in our harbor, from so distant • point in the interior. Machiuacis about a thousand miles from this city, or one third of the distance tn Europe. How much far- stowed ; what could she expect as the leward of her snpineness, but neglect land decay ? If she will consent 'o do cause they are repugnant to the spirit of jit, the may expect to be called upon our free government, but to let popular to devote still more of her wealth to de- ther our internal navigation may be ex tended, yet lemains to be known.\' STATE ROAD.- feeiing subside, when they intend to re- instate king caucus with increased ma- jesty and power. They may assemble at Herkimer in the guise of tepublicans and friends to popular rights, but in fact the same dating and ambitious spirits unchanged by defeat, who told the sovereign people that the further power was removed from them, the bet- YVe perceive that . ter. However plausible they may ap- the corresponding committee of the I pear, and whatever pretension they may count? of Steuben, on the subject of the State Road, after considering the sev- eral propositions as as to the place of holding the convention, have recom- mended the village of Oxford, in the conntv of Chenango, as the most cen- tral and convenient place. The Ithaca Journal speaks of the proposition madt by the inhabitants of the county of Broome, and acceded to by those of the county of Sullivan, for a southern and independent convention, as \ the be- ginning of trouble.'' We hope that such will not prov^ to be the case. The importance of a perfect rxios of exer- tion and of opinion, is so obvious, that any other than the adoption of common means for the accomplishment of a common object, is scarcely to be ap- prehended.— Argus. Counterfeit quarter dollars, dated 1790, of the reign of Carolus IV, are in circulation. make, let them not be trusted, knowing their arts and devices. I would say of them as was said of the Creeks.—\ Ti- meo Danaias dona fcrcntcs.\ o L A *'-. * \ • Fiom the Buffalo Fmponnm. The M'cstjivld Star, —a paper pecu- liarly memorable for its obscurity, says, that Mr. Lloyd, late a senator from Massachusetts declined a public dinner tendered to him by the citizens of Bos- ton, and very significantly intimates that Mr. Carnsey ought to have done the same when the citizens of this vil- lage offered him a similar testimony of respect. It being wrong in the opin- ion of the editor to accept of such an invitation, it is surprising he did not pronounce the public guilty of a misde- meanor who made it. a Peculiarly numorablefor its obscurity !'' The editorial articles of the Emporium have ever been distinguished for their sfnjM of • • , 'country between lake L'rie and Chau- penor advantages which nature has be- , - , , ,. , . „i,„, ......1,1 ..!.„ . „„ .u_ tanque, 1 judged the route to be practi- cable, and commenced taking levels at the harbor, and proceeded to the last mentioned lake. The difference of el- evation between the two is \23.9 feet, which is the amount of lockage on this route. The distance between the two points is about ten and a quarter miles. The first seven and a half of which are remarkably favorable ; the surface of frav the expenses of the northern rail roads, double locks on the Erie canal, a parallel canal from Hudson to F'tica, then from Ctica to Rochester, and last from Rochester to Buffalo. Let h»r therefore, be wise in time, and examine thoroughly into the practicability of a southern route of water communication, between the Lake and the Hudson. The object of these numbers is rath- er to solicit information, than to give it. Inquiries are the avenues to knowledge. Investigation the means of arriving at truth. Men in whom the writer repo- ses the most perfect confidence, men of enlightened minds, and whose means of statistical knowledge are not excelled, iiave deemed the route indicated in my 80 90 6.3 LUMBER Yard selling- prices. Beards, N. R. pine, M. ft. it. 32 Plank, yellow piae 25 81 Scantling, pine 15 01 do. oak 20 65 Oak timber E«J. fr. 20 Pipe -taves, per Bf. 45 57 Flhd. dow.». :>1 4f> BbL do. w. o. 22 23 Bhd. do. r. o. 2<i 27 Heading, w. o. ii 43 List of Letters - B Remaining in the Po.it Office at Ripley .A*. Y. Jury IJC, 1826. ENJAMIN C. Amsden, Samoa! Adams, Elisha Blake, George Bell, Clark L\ Cummin, Andrew Cole, Mrs. Ruth Dickson, Lieut. Llsworth, 2 Aasyl Edwards, Mrs. Martha LUis, Mr. Forseth, Elisha Foster and neigh- bors, Nathan Fay, Freeman Fuller, J. Grant, Jos ii Gardner, John Granter the ground is verv smooth and regular,! 1 ;; , Juh \ \^..^\i, 7 f 1 ** 1 ?; Jofc \ .,._ „„:! * i_ i „„ , .i._| llolsenbonr, Elijah Haydcn, O. Looni- thc soil an easy, sandy loam, and the grubbing and clearing light. The re- maining distance will be a deep and expensive cut, through a ridge, rising in the distance of 21 chains, to 52 feet above our level; thence gradually de- scending to the level again, ia the dis is, Esq. Stephen Lee, Jonathan Law- rence, John B. Merrit, Col. James Mc Maban, Jeremiah Mann, junr. Elisha Murray, Lee Monger, Esq. Miss Sarah Mc Mahan, Messrs. T. & S. l'render- gast, Ira Peck, Thomas Porter, Doctor .,,>,,. i Hentv Rvan, Levi Robbins, 2 : Eze- tance ot 199 chains, making an average , . . J . i T ' . m *,, T • ' kiel Smith, Joseph I hornton, Mrs. Lu- cutting of 26 feet. The soil is a clavev loam, and there are no indications of rock, even in the bottom of deep wells; I and as a further proof of this, we found 1 cretia Wattles, Charles Winter, E- i phraim B. Willard. MOSES ADAMS, P. M. i . „„ „• 0 LU . „,i :,• . ,u i no rock in the ravine, formed by the last, as practicable, and ii so, can there \~, , . , ! ,s f . he a doubt as to its expediency. True, the whole route has not been explored or surveyed ; and it is for that very reason that these inquiries aie institu- ted and a thorough investigation cour- ted. The proposed line might be divided into four sections. The western com- mencing at Portland Harbor, and ex- tending to the head waters of the Alle- gany river,—the Allegany section from thence to the great bend of the Susque- haunah,—the Susquehannah section from thence to the Delaware,—and the eastern section fiom thence to the Hud- son. Though this project may now Chautauque, which wind round the foot of this rid»e, and which, within two miles is at least 209 feet below our level. \ This route must be supplied with water from the Chautauque lake, which I think will be adequate. I guaged its outlet on the third of October last, du- ring a very severe drought, and it then furnished 2295 cubic feet of water in a minute.\ This report may be considered as tes- ting, beyond the possibility of doubt, the the practicability of thus much of the proposed route. The expense is esti- mated by the engineer at$398,685. mm c THt: SUBSCRIBERS TNTEND1NG to close their business _2L immediately, will sell GOODS as Low for Cash, as they can be purchased in the city of New-York. Those wishing to purchase will do well to CALL SOON. They would at the same time, inform such of their customers as are indebt- ed to them, that they can save cost by attending to it immediately. Rappole & Keeler. Ripley, June 22,1826. 4tf