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So much for the Telegraph. ment, and in a few hours were under way to their place of destination. from Chicago; the articles were placed on board a steamer for shipfor large quantities of sugar, molasses, &c., were received at this city
Navigation was again opened on the 23d of November, and orders three to four inches thick, and navigation was entirely suspended. ber. Near LaSalle on the 11th, the ice is reported to have been from We learn that this canal was closed by ice on the 10th of Novem."
ILLINOIS AND MICHIGAN CANAL CLOSED.
A Comparative View of the registered and enrolled tonnage of the United States, showing
the tonnage employed in the whale fishery, also the proportion of the enrolled and licensed tonnage employed in the coasting trade, cod fishery, mackerel and whale fishery, from 1815 to 1847 inclusive.
Registered | Enrold & Total Reg. ton. Proport'n enrolled & licensed tonnage in
Cod Mack'rel Whale
fishery. fishery. fishery.
Tons and 95ths.
435,066 871 26,570 33
11,229 92 1816. 800,759 63 671,458 85 1,372,218 48
479,979 14 37,879 30
576,675 33 615,311 10 1,191,776 43 38,911 82 616,978 18 61,554 57 35,973 38 792 87
620,451 92 647,394 32 1,267,846 29 82,315 79 539,723 74 60,977 81 46,210 80 481 82
899,764 76 1,280,999 35 2,180,764 16 136,926 64 1,176,694 46 76,035 65 28,269 19
Note.- No separate returns of tonnage employed in the mackerel fishery was made by the collectors of the customs to this oflice prior to the year 1830.
DANIEL GRAHAM, Register.
Beatty on Agriculture.—This valuable treatise has been before the public for several years, and we have frequently regretted, since we have commenced our labors as journalists, that we could not find a copy for sale in St. Louis. This fact has sometimes caused us to doubt of the success of our own enterprise, for it occurred to us that if a work of so much merit, and of such general utility was not in demand, that our prospects were rather gloomy.
It is possible, however, the edition may have been exhausted; if so, we hope the author will issue another, or publish a work on the same subject, embracing a larger range of topics. With the most thorough experience in the practical details, Judge Beatty has combined the science connected with agriculture, and is capable of producing a better and more useful work for the western agriculturalist, than perhaps any other individual in the country. We beg to recommend the book to every farmer, and trust that arrangements will be made to extend its circulation in the west,
The Priest of the Black Cross, a Tale of the Sea : by Capt. T. Ware Gibson; published at the Great West” office, Cincinnati.
We are indebted to the politeness of the publishers for a copy of this work, but as we have not had time to read it, we can take no further notice of it at present. We intend at some future time to give our readers an article on the subject of western literature, in which we hope to do justice to both authors and readers.
FENCES FOR THE PRAIRIES. A new kind of fence is coming into use in northern Illinois. The fence consists of strips of sheet iron, one inch and a half wide, prepared in oil, so as to resist the action of the weather, and painted white. These strips are nailed to posts in the ground, two rods apart, with a perpendicular strip of board every other rod. The whole cost per rod, is estimated at less than thirty cents; and it is superior to wire as it does not sag, and being painted white, cattle will see it and not run against it.-Brunswicker.