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Connersville Watchman (Newspaper) - May 28, 1836, Connersville, Indiana INDIANA COLLEGE. Engineer's Depahtment: --------------------.J --------^ ^ any arrival from Albany. The lafe- are only crwcecued by their greedj-ap chase dashed into the same hoí:e. lelt Commercial Adrerliser contains an ad The great demand for the service Uertisemenl for/rei^/ii; and olTeis apre- ^ ^ . ^ . of Engineers that exists m consequence I been enlisted against these and, I-UeWe^ they diink tllere is no resisting ;on ibof, ftiliowing the trail of ilie i.jgi-. -1 petite for "spoils. 1 or some time he , candidate,backed bv the live, (which was very plain ÜWliig to ofthermprovcmentsin progress through- i Cleveland Her all ought the United States, and theim-' possiblity oi obtaining coiripeleni engi-' iieers from abroad, ha? manifested the necessity of preparing or educating! them at home. To this end it has been deemed advisable to organise a Department m Indiana College, I; for the purpose of giving instructions ;j in civil engineering. Ttic Class will | be organized on the first Monday in ;! ¡ry June nest. ! let into the cansl, and before there was want of principle and love oí country Í! they are volunteers in the business, it j chase - ' ^ edrap-^^'io^vs that (judging others by them-; their horses and contmued ti>cp..yr5uit "selves) they think there is no resistingon foot the Treasury candidate,backed bv the live, (x\ popularity of Gen. Jackson. They i-the recent rams) until li came to the therefore hope to smothei their own! timber where it was lost. The pursu-demeritsin the delusion of purty,and,: ers then .-prcad themselves and search-,by signalizing their zeal in the Van! ed the woods (or a long time in vain, -Buren cause, to entitle theniselvi^ toa j when it occurred to olJ hunter, pension out of the spoiU of victory. ¡ thr.t the chast: nñgía like a iiard press-That cause cannot be a very good one | sed bear,'^have takcfi to a tree."' Tiie vif these men are thought tit tobeiisl tree tops were then exuniincd, whei^ ¡missionaries; and we can never admit b! the game was discovered suugly ¡I that Van Burenism will prevail in In- ensconced in tiic /ünt.' of a large live Tili] WATCÎÎ3ÎAN. CONNEKSVILLE: Saturday, MAY 28. 1836. ■.-"'-•"J- —-'^-"^'»g-» .1. ■ ■ I t.'iJ.^ VOLUME CLOSED. Once more, we have arrived at the In addition to the regular ; goal. There is, or will bo, says the lihelr unhallowed schemes—he trusts 1 that he has done the cause of the Peo-■ pie "some service"'—and if he does not | do it seme more, it shall not be for the >'ant of trying. MORE WAR. Late news informs us that the Creek class recitatiou there will be esercises:: moralist, an end to all things under ; ^^^^^^^^ We Lnve just rcccjved a letter i not ksicw who tlieir diaDS hape recently perpetrated some atro- J diana as long as her good old Governor oak. ciouB murders and depredations upon tiieJji the iield against him. Hi: life i The captors did ; whites. A serious state of things is appre-; lias been distinguished bypa/rioifcd'eci/s, prisoner was until tiiey rcaciied the iMcxiciin H-biiers ex- 1 distinguished bypa/r¿or¡cdecí/s, prisoner was ui Van Buren's by ;5royèssiojis, vrhich his' camp, when the every week in practical Engineering, 4 the sun. The ephemera flutters its ¡'^-..^ivi our Represa-^fuiive m Congress under conduct and appe'arance belie. The | claimed,Genera//L7 iiVij/ Santa the College being fuviu=hed wUh a ;^^^ rpj^ . . ..... ¡ _ - .. J ^ J which we iriake j one has devoted his whole life to the service of the West,both in council and in the field; whilst theotiierisa heart less aristocrat, whose career has never theory, and teaching the young t^i-and we are not sure but aH of them, j; ^^^^^^^^^ a General Indian War in I South-west." the 14th inst. the companied by eserciseslliustralive of|| herself in her untired and inces-sum of IVnV/j/thousand, One hwi-ihe principles of the science. j sant roll around the Sun, has her j; anri i/iiWy were received : ne Ij been signalized by a noble or gener- The sessions will be the same as in the literary department of the College. The terms of admission are twenty j . dollars per session, and ten dollars for jiSf^ce. uniform orbit marked^by the equinoxes—the summer and the winter sol- reconnoisance during the vacation.! This last charge will be made but once for any number of sessions that a student may attend. A young man pos-Eessed of a competent knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, Conic Sections and; It is of immense importance to ' for Land at the Land Office in Crav/-: fordsville in this Slate.—Early as it is i ! in the season an unprecedented tide! ' of emigration has commenced pouring i the Editorial tribe and the Print- ; into ourGrcat West. The most ofthis | jing corps, that Time has his cycles. Were it not so, we would have to resolve ourselves into one eternal per- may be fairly attributed to the wisdom of our recent State Legislature. Sober calculation can hardly conceive of the improved, populous and enterpri- Trigonometry, may qualify himself for jisoniiicalion of poor Crockett's motto, an Assistant'Engineer by an attend- ¡Go Ahead! In tluit case, we could | sing appearance of thislloosliier State ance of one session. If these branch- j^g^^j. gj-^j^j^^ curiosity of Lot's t®" years hence. Gentlemen wife, of stopping to look back, without j who have recently visited the neighbo-' the melancholy fate of that | ring and eastern States, say that they ! es of knowledge have not been acqui-j red, two or more sessions will be necessary. The reputation of Professor Elliot, both as an able mathematician and practical engineer, affords sufficient warrant that the course of instruction adopted will be ample and thorough. It would he superfluous here to urge the importance of the subject, both to the cGUii'ry and to individuals where it is known that the demand for engi-| neers more than doubles the supply, | that this demand is constantly increasing, that the works now in progress; wiil aflbrd constant employment to engineers, for a number of years before they will be finished and afterwards as lone; as they last, in superintending lhcm,~and keeping them in repair. That the completion of these works will make it necessary to construct others. And moreover, the salaries of' competent engineers are from twotoj seven thousand dollars per annum. A; «lore promising tield both for profit and | distinction, cannot be opened to thej aspiring mind of the youth of our country. In conclusion we would earnest-1 ly invite the attention of those whoi wish well to (heir country, to this im-i inquisitive old lady. Jis Sancho Pan. za said of the man that "invented sleep"—blessed be the man who first invented stopping places! Indeed it is a pleasant and a blessed thing to relax the aching tension of one's muscles —carelessly stop and quietly sit down, and say to the bustling world: fVag on!—for a brief season, I dinnci care for ye. This number closes the second volume of "The WatchmanTwo vi'eeks from this day,Deo ro/enie,"The Watchman" will appear at his post again,fully "armed and equipped as the law directs" for another year's tour of duty. In the mean time the little world that this faithful sentinel of ours has guarded, must try and look out for itself, the best way it can. This small breathing spell we must have. "Jupiter nods sometimes," it is said. And v/e all know that Deity himself "rested ous act, and who has no sympatiiiea in common with the Western people porlant subjcct; let them select and! ^h® seventh day from alibis work send P'jch young men as their talentsj and energy will be an ornament to' their profession. I The editors of papers friendly to the; cause Oi scicnce will please copy the: above a few times. D. II. MAXWELL, pres. B. T. Indiana College. Bioomington, May 14, i83G. From the United Slates Telegraph May 12. TtiE PRESIDENT AND EX-PRESIDENT. probably last, occasion to say to the readers of this paper, that as an Apprentice, a Journeyman and a Publisher, he has labored faithfully for them The singular spectaclc is presented at! ^ great many years. As such a this moment of a contest of voracity be-' laborer,his health now compels him to tween the President and Ex-President of ! bid them a friendly farewell, as he ex- the U. States-a matter 01 personality-;! the outstanding poitance to these distinguished individ-! , . _ ® uals. Mr. Adaosbas declared that Gen- I are coming to him. He wishes to close them no immedi- itake pleasure in letting themselves be i known as Hooshicrs. if the world I island,and Providence doaot frown on jus—the time is not distant, when all i mankind vrill acknowledge that Hoo-¡s/itc>- means any thing else than a lack 1 of wisdom, w ealth, taste or indomita- ■ ble enterprise. I I IRON IN INDIANA. The followiiJg notice is taken from the i Rockville IntelligeDcer, pnbliahed in Partie j County in Ibis Stale on the 27th ult. From i presont indications, our young State bids ! as fair to becorac as noted for its extensive beds of Iron Ore, nud its extensive Manufactories ef that metal, aa Pennsylva- ■ nia. The Foundry named below, on Sugar (Creek, wo bad never heard of before. ; There is arother ono a few miles above ' South Bend on the Big St. Joseph, which lis understood to be doing an extensi7e bu-! siness. Tho beds of Bog Ore in the iinme-I diate vicinity are said to be not only unu-isually good but inexhaustible. Similar ! Beds have been discovered within a few i miles of Wabash To«vn, and various other I parts of the State. We trust our Legisla-1 ! ture will soon deem it expedient to employ ! • some competent Geologist to make a sur-1 ivoyofour State. There is no doubt but j ithat such an examination R'oiud develop | ivast resources of mineral wealth. This i which he had made." We trust that these authorities will be deemed a sufficient justification of our case. This number also closes the labors of the present Publisher of "The Watchman," as such. He takes this, | matterehonld be taken in baud immedicte- ertil Jackson was in favor of the treaty I made by the admiuistration of Col. Mun-i roe, which gave to ¿Mexico the beanti- ; fui and luxuriant province of Texas. ; General Jackson denies the charge through the Globe, and Mr. Adams yes- ly. The vzst Bystein of Internal improve-1 ment we have so vigorously embarked ia, demands the survey imperiously. ! "We have been favored with an op-' portunity of examining several arti-icles manufactured at the IronFoundry i ' of Wm. Coflin Co. on Sugar Creek, | and take pleasure in stating that we j ¡consider them altogether superior to | ; any work of the kind v/e ever saw. In i addition to the firm solid body which ^ their castings present, the smoothness ! ately. He trusts that this will be ef-of their suriace approaches very nearj fected without trouble to him or costi^toa decent polish. We hope the es-! to those indebted. And he knows that such will be the case, if he be dealt lerday maintained hi« origitial poiiti^in ; by as honestly and faithfully as his ser-upon this question in the House. We • , . , look for an exhibition of the Ex Presi- Jno. Sample, jr. is the new Publish- during the time referred to. We will a- er of "The Watchman." He has issu-wait the issue of this singular controver- 'j „ x, c j,.,. i , ! ey with no little interest Prospectus iov additional Sub- | _____Ijscnptions. And he earnestly solicits The good people of BuiTalo seem tobe'p"'^^ friends, the friends of this Paper making the most of the advantages whicli e.nd the numerous friends of the great the early opening of navigatioii this sea- | cause of the People and the Country son, has given to that place. Theaccu-i;„ ir^v. w. „ j • u- , i\ wliicn it IS engaged, to give him mulation lu some years, ot large quan-'| a s ' b tities of ice in the harbor of Buffalo, utul "'in^ea and lend him their aid. the conBequent lateness of the opening of And in return he assures them that ■navigation at that port, have given rise i they shall have his services, at least to coasulerable gpecubUion, of late, ad-i r r -^i /- n i > i verse to Ihe interests of that ilourishiDg ^ zealously -c-Ay. it seems that the friends of the dif-; rendered, in providing them promptly ierent improvements, the Cleveland ; with as interesting and neat a Newspa and Warren, the Fairport and Wellaville ; the Cocoeaut and lieaver; the Pennsy!- ■ vania canal to Erie; and the New York and Erie Rail Road, in urging forward ' i!;eir reppective works, or in exhibiting; (he advantages wiiich would arise from: the construction of these improvements,' have ait had occasion to epeuk or take' fidvantnge of tise latenegg of navigation i n\ Buifnio. Even Gov. Warcy conceived !iic iiien of extpnilinii tiie Erie canal to; y)i;n]-:irk,to obviate tlie difficultVjgnd re-' .1 the Same to the atlention of; t!>e L' gi.-i'itiiie. Thna, all seemingly, i v.ere cr-ikiii^ a common ca»?e against Biilialo. As hick would have it bowev- ' tablishment will be patronized by such': ofihe adjoining counties, as have not; ^ one of the same kind. Wc will take ; ' this occasion to say that the company is composed of such gentlemen, as are entitled to the confidence of the pub-die.^' LANE BOON. ! The Editor of the Terre-haute Courier : notices thcBS two dignitaries, and their late; circulars to the People of Indiana, very ap- GL0R10U3 NEWS. Tha intelligence noticed in our lasî of the capture of the main body of the Mexican army, with Santa Anna, the President Qtid ussurpe» of ¡Mexico at their head — seems now to be conûrmsd boyodd the possibility of a doubt. If Gen. Houston bears himself through this business as a Washington would, he will have achieved for bim-E^lf & glorious immortality. In a late number ofthe Nov Orleans Bulletin tho following letter is given. i^ATCKITOCIIES, May 5. IS3Ö. Ji/^f Dear Sir:—The war in Texas is closed—there is no doubt oi the fact. —Gen. Gaines has recalled his Hag which was despatched to the head quartord of Santa Anna, and ordered his men to return to Fort Jes-sup. i send you enclosed a list of the Mexican oöicers killed and taken in the late battle—we have correct information from more than twenty letters. Santa Anna crossed the ßrasos at Fort Bcud, twenty miles below San Felipe, with Güü men; alter he took his position near liÇwisburg he was joined by 500 rjiore. He immediate-I ly commenced throwing up a breastwork; but before he hadiinisaed; Gen. iiouaton chaiged upon him with only 6GÜ men, and two 6 pounders. Houston led the charge in person. He kept up a brisk fire upon the iMexicans with his held pieces, charged with grape and canister shot, but not a rifle was fired till within pistol shot of the Mexican line,wheD Houston formed his line and rushed over their works ai ihe same time pouring in upon them a most destructive and deadly fire from their rifles. The moment Houston's men cleared the Mexican breast works, they drew their pistols and knives, and the work of death commenced in earnest; the Mexicans broke in every direction. The battle lasted not more than ten minutes. Al the time oi the charge Santa Anna v, as sitting in his carriage in the rear, surrounded by his staff. He immediately mounted hishorse and rode off. This v/as about four o'clock in the afternoon. Houston followed the dispersed Mexicans till dark.— Santa Anna was so closely pursued that he took to the swamp, and was taken the nest day in the disguise of a common soldier. He was not recognized till brought to Houston's camp; when he asked to be brought to Houston, and then disclosed himself. He was immedistelj recognized and embraced by those of his officers who were present. There were several officers in Houston's army v?ho had known Santa Anna in Mexico,(Ji-im-mediaiely rccognized^him. He has offered to surrender all his force in Texas, munitions of war, &sc., to acknowledge the absolute indépendance oi Texas, and to remain a hostage foi the ratifications of the treaty, iiouston led the charge most galldntly, liad his horse killed under him, and received a v^ound in the leg. i have not time to further particulars. Your obedient servant, P. A. MORSE. Q^I^We re^^rct Escer-dingly tlrat poor ' Cro ckett tiad licit been alivo to hi ve^rm-; ZiCil hi9 Excfclleiicy, Sant.i Anna out of the large liveouk. Tiie giUiant spirit of the j lamented Bear-hiuiter, nmst Lave bten hov-i cring around that eventful spot, or the Tex-ian fatiers would ¡¡ever have been broken! TEXAS, We have publisht.d constdsrable in behalf of the Texians and their caiise, hence we have Ibcught that Bun;ethmg from the i other side of the Question r:iight not be uninteresting to our readers. Accordingly we have ann cxed three cfficial documents I which have come to (his country in the pa. pers from Vera Cruz & Metamoras, There can be no doubt but that the Mexicans have carried on this war in a most barbarous and inhuman manner—snd there now seems i to be as little doubt but that the Texiana and their especial fri i.nds have, in some instances, nt least, greatly exaggerated in theif accounts of these enormities. Il was positively assorted that Gol. Fannin and his band had been all butchered. Il now seems pretty certain that they are alive, being ¡merely prisoners of war. 'Ve might refer to other instances. There is some little excuse for the Texians, in this behalf, considering the fearful ode's wi(h which they are contending and the savage cruelty of their foe. But this is no juslificalion. It will be very apt to put their friends at a distance on tho guard of their credulity. And if the Terian struggle should be a protracted one—these impositions, if persevered in, will be a great detriment to their success: Arhy of Operations, Head Qnarters, Bejar, 3iarch G, 1835. T© his Excelleacy the Secretary of war and the Navy, General Dou Jose Justo Maria Tornel. Victory accompanies the Army, and at this moment, being eiglit o'clock of the morning, we have iiad a most 'complete and glorious one, the memory of which time cannot eiiace. As announced to you the 27th of the past month, on communicating the capture of this town, i waited the arrival of tho first brigade of infantry, i in order to operate eflbctually upon jthe fortress of the Alamo; but all the ¡divisions of which the brigade is com-I posed, not being able to come up, only I three battalions succeded in getting here by doubling their marches. With these battalions of Zapadores, Aldama, and Toluea, those of Meta-I moras, Irminez, and San Luis Potosi, I 'was enabled to select, leaving out the recruits, fourteen hundred hundred infantry. These being divided into four ¡columns and a body of reserve, as in-idicated in the general orders of yesterday, a copy o{ which accompanies i this despatch, the assault was given lot five in the morning, and met with ¡most obstinate resistance, so that dur-iing the struggle of an hour and a half, ;it was necessary even to bring up the ! :eserve. I The spectacle which this conilict j exhibited was e::traordinary. Men I were seen, in every direction, contend-iing hand to hand, and disputing for the mastery by the most heroic courage. Twenty-one pieces of artillery which were served with greatdexterity the rapid fire of musketry, which np-.; peared to illuminate the interior of the ifort; and the ditches and the walls were insufficient obstacles to the undaunted Mexicans. They behaved ; like valiant men, and deserve the con-The New Orleans True American gives i gideration of the Supreme Government,. propriately, as we think. If the fire of ; public indignation do not soon wither up 1! tho following particulars of the capture of;!jji;;J ihe gratitude of their fellow countrymen. The fortress at length remained in ' our power, with its artillery, park, c^-c. into their native insignificanco, tliess two ; creaturcs—it will indeed be a wonder, j Nothing has preserved themthus long but I the fact of their having been thoroughly '¡^pickled in the dregs of parly spirit. We | I subjoin the conclusion of tho Courier arti-j . cle: per as the Editor can prepare and heji "Why have these two men—the tail print. He is about removing the Printins Tn O Office onto Monroe Street—one door north of Goodlander'sSilversmithShop. He will issue the first number of the next volume, two weeks from to-day. ; of our delegation in Congress—taken j '.upon themselves the office of leaders, prescribing rules of conduct for thej ; faithful, and dictating a complete pro-sciiption of the enemies of Executive j dictation, in the approaching election ; ,in this State? if they have acted un- ! : der the promptings of Mr.jVan Buren,| For himself, during 'the next six i he might just as well, in imitation ofi monthsin an especial manner, the Ed- ; the tyrant Gessler,place tbePresident's; itor assures the Public that he neither ¡c^'P "pon a post, and attempt to punish j intends to be idle nor lukewarm. A 11 contym'-^cy of all those who would | f , „r„i : - , I not bend the kneeiu passing it, as to fearful stiugglo is now gomg on be- |, ^^ . ^^ . , . the h:ir!.nr thiá spring, was clear of'! tween thePeople of theseUnitedStates ic: if! H d-,y or t'.vo after the vraterwae land a clan of Office holders whose j such instruments: If otherwise, and hope to control the choice of the free-i. men of Indiana through the agency of" Santa Anna. During the night of the 20th ult,, after a skirmish between the Mexican and Texian forces,Gen. iiouston made a movement with 600 men and all his artillery, and at day break met the Mexican force 1100 or 1200 stiong, also, in movetr.ent, and gained a position within rifle distance of the ene We buried in the ditches, more than six hundred bodies, all loreigners, and jin the immediate vicinity an increased ]number, not yet accurately known: j these, endeavering to escape the bayo-. inets of the infantry fell beneath the my, before they were aware ot his j: sabres of our cavalry, wiiom I had pla-presence. Two discharges of small !i ced in opportune situations. 1 feel as-arms, and cannon loaded with musket i: sured that very few have escaped balls, setlled the affiiir; the Mexican || to inform their companions ot the re-soldiers threw down their arms, most:'suit. of them wiihout firii.!,', and beaged fori! Amongst the dead were four.d the quarter. GOO or 700 killed, the offi- j first and second in command of the in- cers broke and endeavored to es-'i surgents, Bowie and yavis colone s cape; the mounted riflemen, however,ij as they entitled themselves; Crockett, soon overtook all butone,who distan-¡1 another of the same stamp, and tae rest ced the rest—him they ran fifteen I'of their leaders, acting under atatnor- mileswhen his horse bogged down in j: ity of their convention. On oui side the prairie, near the Brasos timber—!] we had seventy k.lleo, and about He then madeforthe timber on fool. |i three hundred woundcn; among=it His pursuers in the er.gerness of the i'whom ,two prinrip;-,! and twenty three ;