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Connersville Watchman (Newspaper) - August 22, 1834, Connersville, Indiana Van Vulliet amp Stewartt. Publishers. Office Madison Street. 1 s. W. Parker amp a Van Vleet editors. of per annul in Advance 2,50 within the a year 3,00 after the year sex pipes. Quot civil Liberty can Only dwell with a people who know their rights and knowing dare maintain quot a Jefferson. Vol. 1.go�ltsnsvills, Indiana , August 22, 183. No. 13. The watchman. Connersville Friday August 22. 1834. The Cincinnati the last number of this publication we observe that the 4tb volume will be cum Merced Early in october next. The fourth volume will exhibit a number of improvements upon Kab present appearance. It will contain a Large proportion of original matter from the pens of the Rev. Timothy Flint Morgan Neville Esq. J. A. M Clung Esq., b. Drake Esq., James it. Perkins Esq.,John b. Dillon mistresses Julia l. Dumont p. W. Ball . c. L. Henly and others the most of whom have an enviable reputation As authors and writers of great Merit. The Mirror is published weekly on Fine super Royal paper Quarto form convenient for binding a making 416 pages a year or Reading matter to the a mount of Jirleen do Edicio volumes of 200 pages each. Price Only $2,50. Those who want an agreeable and instructive literary paper of More than Ordinary interest May live it to their fancy by subscribing for the Mirror. Every Western Young Man or la. By who wishes to form a taste for Reading for at the same time to inform the head is better the heart by what is read should by All Means subscribe for this excellent work. It would be a great acquisition to every family Circle. We Are authorised to receive subscriptions for the Mirror. Wabash and Erie 20 Miles of this canal was put tinder contract on the 23d ult., at Newport. There Are now upwards of go Miles completed or under contract which extends from the Mau Mee at fort Wayne to a Point on the Wabash River about fifteen Miles above logans port. The recent contracts let were taken by individuals and companies of which Indiana 19 Pennsylvania and Indiana 2 Pennsylvania alone 5 Ohio 3 Ohio and Indiana 1 Michigan territory 3 Olio and Pennsylvania 1. The a ate Richmond ind. Paper says the Oli Uius ii Ujj Sissea by leaving but one fatal memorial Sofita visitation and that the town is now As healthy As Ever at this season of the year. . Lucas and Gen. Findley candidates for governor Are the Only ones now before in buckeyes to be looked at or gouged out in behalf of. Gen. Vance declined standing a poll or backed out As who shies say. They Are quarrelling who the democrats shall support. The Butler county quot Telegraph quot says quot Gen. Findley s friends have been telling the democratic republicans that he was till one of them and that they could support him As Well As Lucas. That they both belonged to the same party that the meetings which nominate him were of the administration. But in order to make him take with the opposition he truth must out a he abandoned party quot also a considerable number who were severely shocked. On the upper floor a i Small girl Lay on a pallet with her head near the shattered ceiling also two or three other children on a Bedstead close to the same ceiling and marvellous to relate none Hurt Tho the Bedstead was thrown some two feet from the Wall. The clothes on the two women were Burnt before they could get water thrown on them so that the skin on their breasts and arms came off. It is truly a distressed family deaths by the 13lh inst. At the House of Jehiel Hull in Newport Wayne co. Ind. Two women were struck dead by a Flash of lightning and several others severely shocked. Or. Hull s wife was laying sick of a fever. And a number of her friends called in to see her expire when the fatal Flash done the deed. The two women struck with lightning were the Sisters of or. Hull one the wife of Nelson Ball and Mother of three childred and the other a girl aged 17 years. Or. Hull s wife expired about an hour after which made three corpses in the House at the same time the following from the palladium will show Low it entered the House and the slight damage it and some of the inmates sustained the lightning entered at the comb of the House next the Chimney Over the Gable end and passed Down a. Splintering it to atoms Villi it moving the weather boards by i a when in the bed room Garret it trusted Oil the Jcj log and seemed to pass Between the Chimney breast and Mantle Board a broke things on the Mantle shelf and shattered the Chimney piece very much. One of the women was silting near the door in a chair the other near the fire place the one next the door which stood open was much bruised Iier Skull thought to be broken in several prices the skin Cut through in various places perhaps done by the broken boards. The skin of the other not broken but both struck lifeless. A there were several in the same room though not injured More than a severe Shock except John Hull their brother who had the skin broken on Ancle probably done by a splinter. One Man was sitting near them in a chair and thrown Over and much shocked though he Boon recovered. A the adjoining room where the dying woman Lay were or. s circular. Below we give an extract from or. Hen Drick s circular written at Washington City june 28, 1834. We deem it unnecessary to publish it in full As the greater part is composed in substance of matter that we have previously presented to our readers but remarks on the land Bill set Forth facts that should be read and pondered Over by every citizen of the new states. It is Well known that the land question agitated this government for Many years. It is time it should be settled. There is nothing gained by Long jarring Contention but much loss is sustained by the Public. The funds arising from these lands Are great still not so great that prolonged legislation cannot exhaust them. Then Settle it. If we Are compelled to drag along under the present system we May yet see the few Public works which have been set on foot linger and Pine or the first part Moulder and decay before the latter is completed or brought into existence. But if the question is disposed of As this Bill provides for a new Spur Wilt be Given to the improvement and Prosperity of this state. Again we say Settle it and give us of the West our due. Here is the extract quot the subject of the Public lands is one of increasing importance. The Large sums those lands Are now bringing in o the Treasury make them More than heretofore a Bone of Contention. Those who would destroy the Banff and grasp at every other source of Revenue Are More zealous than Ever to retain their proceeds for the Ordinary disbursements of government. The old Lariff states wish the Federal government o be sustained by the duties on imported goods and the proceeds of he Public lands distributed Amongal the slates. Both these classes of politicians Are opposed to any change of the land system opposed to reduction of Price to graduation and to All advantages to actual Sellers. The representatives of the new states Are not entirely a greed in this matter nor have they Power to control it ii they were. With few exceptions they All go for the graduating principle farther than others. We All go for reduction of the Price and for privileges and favors to actual Sellers in the details of these principles we might not All agree but we have never yet been Able to induce Congress to go with him who demanded least and who would be willing to Stop first. We All think too quot that in convenient time this machinery of land offices,&c.should be withdrawn from the states and that the right of soil and the future disposition of it should be surrendered to the states principles embrace it is believed the whole land system of the president As set Forth in various messages. Most of the principles i greatly prefer to the land Bill of or. Clay but when no Hope state is a matter of easy calculation. The Nett proceeds is about four per cent less than the aggregate receipts. The aggregate receipts for the year i is33,Are$4,939,519 53, of which sum �-694,319 81 was received in Testate of Indiana. 17i percent of the Nett proceeds of latter sum is ,�116,645 70 the amount to which Indiana would i be entitled As a primary i deduct i7i percent from the Nett proceeds of the aggregate receipts and i $-3,912,099 49 is left to be divided a Mong the it Wenty four slates of the a Union according to their respective i Federal representative population of i which sum Indiana would be entitled to �114,102 90. These two sums a mount to �230,748 60, the amount to i which the state would be entitled of i the monies which have actually been i received during the last year. Now on the supposition that the present year and the three subsequent years will be j As productive As the past year and the probability is that they will be More so the dividend to which Indiana would be entitled under the five years existence of the Bill would be �1,153, 743. In addition to this the Bill also gives to the state of Indiana 115,272 1 acres of land which at the minimum i Price would be Worth $144,090 00 making the whole amount to which ithe slate would be entitled by the a Bill agreeably to the last years receipts the sum of �1,297,833 00. I i make no error in estimating the Nett a proceeds having the office calculations before me and tie Bill now be i fore the Senate whatever May have been the provisions of previous Bills authorizes a dividend of the Nett proceeds. I have been thus particular in stating the provisions of this land Bill and the advantages offered by it to the state whose interests Are entrusted in part to my care knowing that a difference of opinion exists among the most honest and intelligent of our citizens in relation to it and believing that the subject is not generally Well understood. It is my firm belief that whoever lives to the 3lst december 1837, shall this Bill not become a Law will see the land system As it now is and the monies paid into the Treasury of the Union instead of the treasuries of the 24 slates. The 31st of december 1837, is the period when the Bill would expire by its own limitation. The fear that the passage of this Bill would diminish the Prospect of reducing the Price is not Well founded. The Bill itself expressly excludes such conclusion. The Bill however is left among the unfinished business of the from the n. Y. C advertiser. From our correspondent. After a Long silence Ive Are again allowed the pleasure of serving up to the readers of this paper a letter from our roaming Indian Loving Friend Catling whose communications from the mighty wilderness of the great West were so popular a year or two ago. Should the Eye of or. C. Rest upon this paper we wish him to understand the cause of its late appearance. Although dated at Pensacola feb. 15, it bears the st. Louis Post Mark of May 17 and was received Only this week. We wish he would Send us those other epistles of which he Speaks no matter for the by the envelope of the present dates. Letter it appears to have been entrusted of succeeding in any of them remained to a a private hand. The gentleman prob i did on former occasions As probably of a y took Cali Lornia on Rente to st. Would again vote for that Bill. In do al Louis. We Hope our Friend will herbal in sol have never prefer cd it toothed a in All cases and leave propositions on the subject of the pub lie lands but in doing so. I Jave preferred it to the system is it As it Butr. We Ai slight alterations almost thirty years. By the present system the monies paid into the land offices go into the Treasury of the u. Stales. By the Bill All will be paid Over to the states giving also the new states a preference Over the old states in this distribution of 174 . Of the receipts into their own land offices being 12i . In addition to that they already receive. Now if we do not adopt some such regulation As this the land system remains As it is and we get no part is to pay the Piper Pensacola West Florida i i february 15th, 1834 from my Long silence of late you will no doubt have deemed me out of the civil and perhaps out of the Ivole world. \ 1 have to be sure been a great Deal of the time out of the limits of one. And at i times nearly out of the other. Yet i am living and hold in my Possession a Iber of epistles which passing events had i dictated to you but which i neglected to i transmit to you at the proper season. In i my headlong transit thro the Southern i tribes of indians,1 have popped out of the Woods upon tills glowing land and 1 cannot forego the pleasure of letting you in a Myrtle quot a where the Ever Green live Oak and lofty Magnolia dress the Forest in a perpetual Mantle of Green. The sudden transition from the ice bound regions of the North to this mild climate in the midst of Winter is one of Peculiar pleasure. At a half Way of the distance one s cloak if thrown aside and arrived on the Ever verdant Borders of Florida the bosom is of Jeneda and bared to the soft Breeze from the Ocean s wave and the congenial warmth of a summer s Sun. Such is the face of nature Here in the rude month of february Green peas Are served on the table other Garden vegetables in great perfection and Garden Flowers As Well As wild giving their full and sweetest perfume to the winds. I looked into the deep and bottomless per Dielo. And beheld about it the chaims which nature spread to allure the traveller to its Brink. Twas not enough to entangle him in a web of sweets upon its Borders but nature seemed to have used an Art to draw him to its Bottom by the voluptuous buds which Blossom under its Black Waters and whose vivid colors Are softened and enriched the deeper they Are seen below its surface. The sweetest of wild Flowers enamel the shores and Spangle the dark Green tapestry which hangs Over its bosom the stately Magnolia towers fearlessly Over its Black Waters and Sheds with the Myrtle and jessamine the richest perfume Over this chilling Pool of death. How exquisitely pure and Sweet Are the delicate tendrils Thich nature Hung Over these scenes of melancholy amp gloom and How Strong also she fixed in Man s breast the passion to possess and enjoy them i could have Hung by the tree tops Over that fatal Stream or blindly staggered Over its thorny Brink to have culled the sweets which Are found Only in its bosom but the poisonous Fang i was told was continually aimed at my head and i left the sweetened atmosphere of its dark and gloomy yet enamelled shores. I have traversed the Snow White shores open Sachi s Beautiful Bay and said to myself is it possible that nature done so much in vain or will the wis Lom of Man Lead i m to add to such works the embellish Mcnab of Art thus convert to own use and enjoyment the greatest luxuries of life As a travelling stranger through the place i said yes it must be so Natare Here formed the finest Harbor in the world and the dashing Waves of the Ocean have thrown around its shores the purest barriers of Sand As White As the drifted Snow. Unlike All other Southern ports it is surrounded by living fountains of the purest water and its shores continually fanned by the refreshing breathing of the sea. To a Northern Man the Winters in this place appear like a continual springtime and the intensity of a summer s Sun is cooled into Comfort and luxury by the Ever cheering sea Breeze. This is the Only place i have found in the Southern country to which Northern people can repair with safety in the summer season and i know not of a place in the world where they can go with better guarantees of Good health and a reasonable share of the luxuries of life. The town of pen Acola is beautifully situated on the Shore of the Bay and contains at present about fifteen Hundred inhabitants most of them creoles. J hey live an easy and Idle life without any Energy further than the Mere Means of living. The Bay abounds in the greatest abundance of Tish which Are easily taken and the finest Quality of oysters Are found in profusion even along Side of the wharves. Government having fixed upon this Harbor As the great naval depot for All the Southern coast the consequence vill be that a vast sum of Public Money will al ways be put into circulation in this place the i hers of the Navy together with the officers of the army stationed in the three forts building at that place will constitute the most polished and desirable society in our country. What Pensacola been or ii in a commercial Point of View Little can be said but a that it Cara pc and most certainly a ill be the Mot sanguine can i hardly predict. 1 would unhesitatingly recommend this to the enterprising capitalists of the North As a place where they can live and where they can if nature been kind experience taught us that they will Flouri in. A Tew such men have taken their stand Here within a few months past and As a first step towards their aggrandisement a plan of a rail Load been projected from principal Cotton growing part of Alabam a and the Quantity of produce from that state As Well As from a great part of the state of Georgia which would seek this Market would be almost incalculable. Had this Road been in operation during the Winter it been ascertained by a calculation that the Cotton growers of Alabama might have saved 2,000,000 of dollars on their crop by being enabled to have got it Early into Market and received the first Price of 18i cents instead of waiting six weeks or two months for a Rise of water enabling them to get it to Mobile at which time it had fallen to nine cents per Pound. As a work of National Utility it would rank amongst the most important in our country and the government might afford to appropriate the whole sum Neceia sary for its construction. In a period of War when in All probability for a great part of the time that port May be in a state of blockade such a communication with the Interior of the country would be of incalculable Benefit for the transportation of men of produce and munitions of War. Of the Evv remnants of indians remaining in this part of the country i have Little to say at present that could interest you. The Siim total that can be Learned or seen of them like All others that Are half civilized is that they Are to be pitied. Since you last heard from me i have added on to my former tour Down the River the remainder of the Mississippi or rather Missouri from st. Louis to new Orleans and 1 find that from its source to the Belize the distance is four thousand five Hundred Miles Only Lam on the Wing again for a shake of the hand with the comanches usages Pawnee Kio ways Arapahoe 4-c.�?some hints of whom i shall certainly give you from the different localities provided 1 can keep the hair on my head. This tour will Lead me up the Arkansas to its source and into the Rocky mountains under the Protection of the United states dragoons. You will begin to think ere Long that 1 shall acquaint myself i Etty Well with the manners and custom of our country at least with the out land ish part of it. I shall Hail the Day with pleasure when i can again reach the free land of the Lawless Savage for far More agreeable to my ear is the Indian yell and War hoop than the civilized groans and murmurs about pressure a deposits amp a and i vanish from the country with the sincere Hope that these tedious Worda May become obsolete before i return. Yours �5-0. Geo. Catlin. Respects Romains As it the slates it ion and Rio Perdido the River of perdition. Looking Down its perpendicular Banks into its Black water its depth would seem to be endless., and the doom of the unwary to be gloomy in the extreme. Step not accidentally or wilfully Over its fatal Brink and nature s opposite sex gel the Money the Bill appropriates for five years from and after the 31st december 1832, he Nett proceeds of the sales of the pubic lands. One year of the term had expired on the 31st of december 1833. The a mount received that year i Trenie is spread about you. You Are a a i in known and the dividend of Ench really in the land of the Cypress and a work there is not the slightest doubt and from tiie opinions advanced by Cap a Tain Chase and Lieut Bowman woot the most distinguished engineers of the army it would seem As if nature had for tend a level nearly the Ivole Way and i sur plied the Bem kind of Timber on the snot for its erection. I he route of this rail Road would be through or near the How to occupy an acre of land. Plant potatoes on one half and wheat on the other the potato land is left in excellent condition for wheat the following year reserving a Small part for onions cabbage lettuce alternately. The produce on an average would be As follows Between four and five Coombs of five bushels each of wheat with Little for pigs Holm stubble would furnish him with fuel to heat oven 150 bushels of potatoes besides other vegetables which after using As Many potatoes a May to wanted tor family with bran and a Small Quantity of Corn would fatten him three or four hogs in the year and thus As he would live More on animal food and vegetables he would not consume half the Quantity of flour which constitutes nine tenths of substance. If he were to pursue this plan the greater part of Lis crop would be consumed upon land which would continue to improve. His rent would be always ready and he would be Able to give More for land than any Farmer in the country. Take a View of him after Day s work see him employed in Garden wife assisting one of children weeding another employed in carrying the refuse to the pigs a Little one prattling beside the father till the dusk of evening Calls them to repose. Rudely As i have drawn it to me this picture seems delightful and All this might be effected to the Benefit of the landlord As Well As that of the Community at far-7ner s a swelling Blessing. A fellow at school who was always accustomed to begin epistles after a certain Mode namely by mentioning own health and wishing the same Blessing to these to whom to was writing thus a began a letter to Mother quot dear mam�?1 Lake my pen in hand to inform you that i am Down sick with the mumps and Hope that these few lines will find you enjoying the same great Blessing quot Jav. Y. Mirror 42,611 tons of Coal were despatched from Mauch chunk on the week ending on the 3d most

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