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Logansport Canal Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 9, 1836, Logansport, Indiana A by s. Lasselle amp j. B. Dillon vol. A lip a part Indiana saturday Jan. 9, 1886. No. A. I i admin ssh a to for the in i. Telefor Upu. co Liege reminiscence. Chapter i. Of Josephus Josephus thou Indi Scriba ble amorphous mortal Little didst thou imagine when Hunting Bull frogs with me on the marshy shores of Mcgregor quot s Lake for tie repletion of thy quot stomach Cal organs quot that thou wouldst Ever figure in Romance or Wert Ever destined to be immortalized As the hero of a tale a still less didst thou suspect that thy chum whom thou Wert wont to y clip one of thy quot Hells on Earth quot would Ever be thy biographer. Even new methinks i can behold Oliy Long thin visage o Ersha dowed by thy luxuriant fore top. Thy Large Grey eyes so prominent that report scandalized thee by saying Oliy Mother s Hen s once roasted on them thy Sharp Hawks Bill nose and capacious Mouth opening Only to exhibit a fathomless Cavern within thy tall spare Loose joined Hody which a Musket Ball if invested a Vith instinct would assuredly avoid for fear of being divided in Twain and Over which thy outer garments Hung so loosely and with such an antique air that they would induce one strongly to suspect they were made for thy portly grandma tier and thy huge unwieldy feet covered with the thickest cowhide and which bore much the appearance of Dame nature s having in a Sportive Freak placed two Heads at the end of thy thin Shanks larger than the one on thy neck and truly the world did thee Justice to a there a Ere As much brains in thy feet As in thy head thereby indicating thou receive st As much As a Trio of common mortals i say methinks 1 can see thee As just described with both hands elevated and thy face upturned with a most undisguised and ludicrous expression of horror at the development of some prank played off by our common chum Sid at thy expense. Sidney thy image too is yet freshly engraved upon memory s every Way the counterpart of Josephus thou wort a gentleman and scholar. The companion o All my botanical rambles we went out Anc came in together. An admirer of practical jokes thou Wert generally the plotter of the Many pranks which we greatly aided by thy imperturbable Gravity showed oif upon our scape Goat Josephus. Well do i remember that on one of our Many Tours after hard named plants thou decoded Cost him into a quagmire where after breaking the stick Over which he should have passed he was left Chin deep in the yielding Earth to apostrophe be upon the wickedness of sub Lunary things and More especially the Folly of trusting to thee for guidance. Once too thou didst wheedle him into a belief that he was beloved of pretty lass whom we met gathering berries and persuade him to visit her repeatedly notwithstanding his Icv reception until he was standing his icy reception but More of that anon. Yet quot honest to quot his familiar Cognomen resented none Oft Liese wild freaks but endured them with sufficient complaisance and philosophy to have entitled him to a companionship among the stoics. This emboldened us to imagine that he was a Fose with quot the patience under Sufferance quot of a Martyr or rather cursed with an entire want of any such moral principle As resentment. The consequences of tins not unfounded opinion were lamentable. Sidney had become deeply enamoured of a Rosy cheeked pouting lipped daughter of eve Over the River and Josephius likewise had the audacity to turn his eyes towards her with an amorous gaze and such eyes for some time Neit Jer had an Opportunity of beco Inibig i acquainted with the unknown. Fortune for once favored the latter. Accident gave him an introduction and he visited her. Here was a dilemma what should Sidney do Liat course adopt he fear d not Josephus As a rival but his fears persuaded him the Man a nightly siege to and carry off the prize before himself could enter the lists. His prolific brain was therefore upon the rack desiring some a thereby to compel Josephus to break up his quarters and beat a Retreat. Quot honest to quot Little didst thou suspect so horrid a plot was hatching against thee Little didst thou apprehend thy sojourn among thy friends was so soon and abruptly to terminate Little didst thou a but the remainder will come in in chapter 2nd. Chapter 2. Whether Josephus had Ever contemplated other than Matrimony in paying his Devoirs to the fair Juliett is to the writer of this veritable history unknown. Be that As it May a More prompt Swain never worshipped at the shrine of Beauty. Scarce an evening passed without finding him seated in her Little Parlour with his legs outstretched his elbows resting upon the sides of an Arm chair supported Between his enormous hands and his eyes turned full upon her face now with an unmeaning vacant stare anon twinkling with the most unfeigned admiration. His frequent visits excited the attention of her parents who intimate that he would make himself scarce. Singular As it appeared to us he was absolutely and unequivocally angry. He was heard to utter broken exclamations of which quot Puppy quot tyrant quot re Enge quot amp a. Were constituent parts. But a quietus had been put upon his visits to Juliett to quot Pine away quot was for one so lean among the impossibilities but be quot mourned in secret quot pouring Forth his lamentations to the cold night air of the River seeking sympathy fro n no one and taking counsel Only from despair. He shunned the society of his fellow students and the time unnecessarily spent with Sidney and myself appeared intolerably irksome to him a restraint from which he gladly embraced the first Opportunity of escape. While yet in this state he was one Day interrupted i i his melancholy cogitations by the intrusion of a lad bearing better directed Insi Wegant female hand to himself. His heart from some cause to him inexplicable was suddenly seized with violent palpitation and knocked loudly quot against its prison he broke the Seal and read quot dear Josephus although my Critel father has forbidden your visiting me yet 1 Trust we have seen sufficient of each other to cherish a Mutual affection. Alas that my hard hearted Parent should step Between me and the object of my desires there is but one step left for us to take and i Hope you will not consider me i decorous in mentioning it and if it meets your approbation and How can i doubt it from your tender actions let us take that step which is elopement and Clandestine marriage. The bearer of this will return to your room this evening for an answer. Yours truly Jose pairs a quot Juliett it May Well be supposed that he unhesitatingly accepted of this kind offer and arrangements were soon completed for their elopement. On the appointed eve he met his mistress upon the River Bank completely disguised As had been arranged so that even the Lover s Eye could not detect a single feature of her countenance. He conducted her with All convenient haste to a neighbouring inn where an officer Vas already in attendance waiting their arrival to make the quot Twain the ceremony having been performed Josephus was in an ecstasy of Joy. He had at length obtained the Long sought object and Felicitated himself upon having eluded the vigilance of his Bride s parents and the sore revenge he had inflicted upon them for their scorn but the possible consequences of his new father in Law s anger flashed athwart his brain of. Moment his Back itched As though suffering under the infliction of dire chastisement. This thought resolved him speedily to place a convenient distance Between his own beloved Sel and the object of his dread. A Carriage was therefore ordered to convey them Down the River. Into this himself and Bride were about stepping when a hand was Laid unceremoniously upon his shoulder accompanied by an ominous quot hold his Knees like him who feasted of old quot smote each individual hair of his head stood on that his Bride s father had discovered him was lis firm conviction. From this fear he was a Sreca Bly relieved by finding himself surrounded by a company of his fellow students headed by Liis incorrigible chum Sidney. Quot Well to quot quoth he quot amidst All your to a Rance 1 never suspected you of a partiality to night airings and More especially accompanied by petticoats. Wii at have you Here quot some Liat urgently handling at the same time the ii ride s head gear. Josephus interposed and explained quot he was married Liis was his Bride disguised for reasons Best known to themselves and now quot added he quot let us quot by no Means quot cries Sidney. Quot what do you my old Chuni expect thus to jilt us with impunity married arc you Forsooth and without con sulling us sir this is treason downright treason and the Only atonement we will accept is to kiss your Bode. Wii at say you Fellows to Liis proposition unanimous assent was Given Sidney proceeded to divest he Bride s head of Lier impenetrable disguise. Josephus was nonplussed. His first thought was resist uproarious expression of Good feeling quot quoth my Humble self to Sidney. Another burst of laughter was the answer while lit the same time my attention was drawn by one of his digits to the following advertisement in an eight by ten news Sheet lying before him. Quot Josephus a attorney at Law will attend faithfully to All causes entrusted to his charge. Office on ind. Sept. 183 quot i wonder quot quoth Sidney having recover d his speech quot if he is quot i Hope quot was Juliett s rejoinder. Quot i Hope if he is the knot was this time tied by a better Parson than an end to their quarrel by what in France and England was the Mode honourable the Duel they appointed a place of meeting to which they both repaired. They fought with great fury but after a while left the Field of Battle without either having experienced the slightest scratch. The puritans whose Wisdom and religious scruples Are Well known caused them to be arrested and to punish them for a conduct which they considered so Impi Cus so criminal and so opposed to the Public quiet a condemned them to be bound together hand and foot for Twenty four hours without either food or drink. Ance but then resistance against so Many Besought would be madness. He therefore them As a suppliant to allow himself and Bride to drive off promising that at some future period they might kiss her and Libi Tum. His supplications were unheeded. The Bride s head was nearly uncovered. He was wrought to desperation. He grasped Sidney s Arm with one hand and was about proceeding to inflict summary chastisement upon his head with the other when horrible visa what a sight struck his bewildered gaze. Did he see aright or was some deceitful Mist floating before his eyes a loud and to him discordant and hellish laugh from those about him told but too plainly that his visual organs did not deceive him that what he now saw and had just married was the College wench Josephus disappeared years rolled on i was setting by a comfortable fireside with Sidney and Juliett whom some Rev. Had made one and indissoluble watching the fume from one of m Donald s Best Spanish As it circled upwards in fantastic wreaths and Twining my fingers into the fore top of a round faced curly haired second edition of Juliett numbering some eighteen months when a loud Chach nation not unlike a horse laugh if a horse Ever laughs Drew my attention to the other Side of the table. Quot what in the name of All the Heathen mythology has excited your Riei Bles to such an humor and is a remarkable acuteness As Well As genuine wit in the following Downing letter As the Reader will perceive on the perusal of it. No Man born ind raised South of Connecticut River could Ever be suspected of writing . Int. From the Downing Gazette. From my Washington correspondent. Washington City East room monday nov. 30, 1835. To Cousin major Jack Downing editor of the Downing Gazette Portland away Down East in the state of Maine. Dear Jack Only one week More and we shall be As Busy Here As Ever Uncle Joshua s boys was in haying time for next monday Congress will be All among us and near about one half of pm have come already. We Are All loaded and primed and ready for pm that is All but a Little finishing Oti to the message. The message la be a cute one i can Tell you but the general says i must n t say a word a bout what s in it Mil it comes out and then he Don t care How much i Tell out. But one thing i can Tell you there la be some things in it that will make some folks stare As if the Comet was running after pm. It la be As keen As a rasp on the Bank question and i guess after its out Squire Biddle wont hold up his head again for six months. And about Money matters and the funds in the Treasury and so on it la go like a saw Mill at High water it la Cut All Afore it. The general feels pretty Well i la assure you about Money matters. He says since he s been in he has paid off More than fifty millions of dollars of the National debt and has got the country entirely out of debt and he has now got nearly Twenty millions of dollars on hand and he says if he has it a Good right to crack up a Little a bout it ill a lis message he Clori t Kuor Vic has. We Haven t hardly concluded yet whether to put in War against Fence into the message or not. We have had it in two or three time s and took it out again because or. Kendle and or. Blair and or. Van Buren could it agree about it. Some thought it would help our party along the Best to have War and some Thot it would it and there they had it up Hill and Down. At last the general got mad As a March hair and he Sot Down and put War into the message Clear up to the Hub and he swore right up and Down he would it take it out a gain without they every one of pm agreed it was Best to have it out. And the general Hasich a leaning towards War i guess he had a Good dual rather keep it in. And there aint hut two men Here that can make him Start tack or Sheet to take it out and that is i. I Vendle and or. Van Buren. So that on the whole i wont say whether we Sigall have War in the message or not but you la know when it gets along there. The general braces up wonderfully As the Congress men come in. This pulling and hauling about fixing up the message and talking so much about War with France and the Bustle to get ready for Congress fairly seems to put new life into him. If we could have Sich times All the time 1 Don t think but what he could run another term himself As Well As not. He sends his Best respects to you and likewise to Uncle Joshua. 1 remain your Loving Cousin Sargent Joel Downing. State Bank. Amongst the legislative documents which for want of room we Are As yet unable to Lay before our readers is the interesting report of or. Merrill president of the state Bank of Indiana by this document it appears that after paying All the expenses of organizing amp incurred in managing the Bank amp branches and making a reservation of,$35,176 35 cents for the surplus fund a dividend of three per cent on the capital paid in was declared it the november session of the state the sum of $15,000 accruing to the state has been paid Over to the sinking fund and $2,000, the tax on individual Stock set apart As a portion of the permanent fund for common by a calculation made in the report from the Best available data notes and Bills have been discounted in the different branches for 723 Farmers 339 merchants druggists and grocers 272 mechanics 131 produce and cattle dealers 87 manufactures Millers and distillers 121 persons of the different professions 27 innkeepers and 266 whose employment was unknown to the officers of the tranches. The Loans from All the branches on the 21st november were .$1,801,96 51 the paper in circulation $1,393,035 the specie in the vaults �757,811 97�?and the Cash on hand Bank notes and specie $1,369,845 61 and that the circulation obtained by the paper and the specie on hand arc such As have not often appeared in the operations of banking the president enters into an interesting detail of the operation of the Bank and urges Many useful and practical suggestions with regard to the interests and Trade of the country. It appears that the individual deposits in All the branches for the list half year have been at the end of each month As follows Viz a june $272,087 42 july 306,673 52 August 322,376 30 september 312,673 90 october 323,407 94 and november 379,543 00.�? a these accounts says the president do not include the deposits made by the government and Are larger in proportion to the capital than Liose of any country Banks in the United states or than most of the City Banks. By the 109th Section of the charter the state reserves the Power of investigating its education and other funds in the Bank so As to make them More productive and by the 21st Section the Bank May receive deposits on such terms and conditions As May be agreed yet by the present charter the funds of the state not subscribed As Stock cannot be made productive nor can the deposits As they Are now made be profitable to the depositor or an object of much consequence to the Bank. But if something like a savings fund institution could be engrafted on the branches if they were encouraged to pay a Small interest on deposits that were left for fixed periods and if these could be used in the Purchase of business paper or other Safe transactions Many of the wants and necessities which increasing business requires would be supplied by Means that Are now without use or Benefit. All experience is in favor of the Happy influence of savings Banks. They promote Industry and Economy they encourage to action and Enterprise and As the tendency of Money is to flow to places of business May not an amendment to the charter be devised in this respect that will add not less to the interest of the state than to the Comfort and Prosperity of individuals ter wards and was under the Raper Intendente of Benjamin h. Latrobe. The writer of thu Rode in a Steamboat Down the Schu Lucili a Aid up the Delaware Rivers in made by of ver Evans called the k rooster or Ampf Llu Ous anecdote of Gen. Lee. General Lee was remarkably slovenly itt his dress and manners and has often by tite meanness of his appearance been subject to ridicule and insult. He was once attending general Washington to a place Distant from the Camp. Riding on he arrived at the House where they were to Dine something before the rest of the company. He went directly to the Kitchen demanding something to eat when the Cook taking him for a servant told him she would be him some victuals in a moment but he must help her off with the pot. This he complied with and set Down to some cold meat which she had placed before him on the Dresser. This girl was remarkably inquisitive about the guests who were coming particularly of Lee who she had heard was one of the oddest and ugliest of men in the world. In a few moments she desired the general again to assist her in placing on the pot and scarcely had he finished when she requested him to take the bucket and go to the Lee made no objection and began drawing the water. In the mean time general wast in ton arrived and an Aid de Camp was despatched in search of Lee whom to his Surprise he found eng aged As above. But what was the confusion of the poor girl on hearing the Aid de Camp address the Man with whom she had been so familiar with the title of excellency the Mug fell from her bands and dropping on her Knees she began crying for Pardon when Lee who was Ever ready to see the impropriety of his own conduct but never willing to change it gave her a Crown and turning to the Aid de Canp observed see Young Man the advantage of a Fine coat a the Man of consequence is indebted to it for respect neither virtue nor abilities without it will make him look like a slave important Case involving the seizure and conviction of a vessel has been decided at Gibraltar on a charge of being fitted out with the intention to engage in the slave Trade. Among the persons convicted of being accessory to the outfit was or. William Sherwell a wealthy merchant of Gibraltar who was sentenced to three years hard labour in the Garrison. It does not appear that he had any personal interest in the result of the voyage but inasmuch As he was instrumental in shipping goods on Board although alleging that he had no knowledge of her being intended for the slave Trade he incurred the penalty above mentioned and would have suffered additional penalties but for his advanced age and the jury s recommendation to mercy. Jose Hidalgo convicted of serving on Board a slave vessel As super cargo was sentenced to fourteen years transportation beyond the seas. The first Duel in the u. States. The first Duel which took place in the United states happened in new England in the year 1681. About a year after the settlement of the Northern states two servants urged by a Mutual spirit of animosity determined to put effect of steam on population. It is stated in the Edinburg Rij vew that in 1800, the population of Lancashire in England amounted to about 166,000. In 1750. It had increased to 297,000. During the next half Century the steam engine and the Cotten spin Nigg Frame were invented and in consequence a lie population Rose in 1800 to 672,565 persons a and the impulse acquiring yet add Ithaki vigor the population in 1831 amounted to 1,-336,851�?having doubled itself in die last thirty years i Harleston Mercury. Lynching extraordinary. It have heard an account of a Lynching frolic in Lauderdale county that is a Little ahead of any thing we have Ever heard of before. Columbus miss Argus. The judges appointed to manage the elections at one of the precincts came under the censure of the voters and were accordingly taken out and lynched the fault complained of was this the judges were of the opinion that no one should be allowed a vote unless he had lived in the state twelve months according to the terms of the Constitution. The settlers were of the opinion that All should be allowed to vote without regard to constitutional qualifications and As the judges would not consent to it they were taken out and lynched. Every Man on the ground then proceeded to vote. The Salem mass Register says a housewives must be cautious in cooking their cabbages. We hear that in cutting open a Small cabbage boiled whole in this town lately a reptile of the Lizard species was found in it and on giving pieces of the meat cooked with the cabbage to a dog and cat the poisonous effects were immediately visible. The dog became swollen and sick but recovered the cat was effected in the same Way ran off and probably died. Had the family partaken of the food disastrous consequences would ugh As or. A Bear calf. Of Jackson county. The first steam boat on the Ohio. An article has been published in several of. The newspapers stating that the first Steamboat _ that Ever floated the Ohio was built at Pittsburgh by Robert Fulton and was called the Buffalo. It seems that this is not wholly Correct. Or. Mahlon Rogers the oldest Engineer in the West has furnished the Pittsburgh statesman with the following interesting facts a Perm. Inq. Quot the first Steamboat built on the Ohio was not built by Fulton and Livingston but belonged to Samuel Smith and was built by John Sprague and called the quot Comet quot �?12 tons. She sailed from Pittsburgh in the fall of 1809. In the Spring of 1810, Fulton and Livingston commenced building a Steamboat on a Large scale 300 tons called quot the new she was built at the ship Yard Mouth of Suke s run. The ship carpenters name was Robinson that of the Engineer was Sondinger and the whole was under tiie superintendence of Nicholas Rosevelt. Writer of this was employed to forge the Shaft and cannot be mistaken in his statement. She went direct to new Orleans about the time new Madrid was destroyed by an earthquake. The Buffalo was not built until five years of Indiana was returning Home from a neighbouring Gro shop a few evenings since says the Cincinnati whig he was most furiously attacked by a Bear of the la Gest size which he succeeded in quot mauling quot to death with his fists after a splendid contest of file minutes. Next morning accompanied by two of his neighbors he repaired to the Battle Field when to he had killed a Fine yearling calf apples marked with the impression of a Leaf Are sold in the bazaars of Persia. To produce this impression a Leaf of solve Flower or Shrub is glued or fastened with a thread on several parts of the fruit while yet growing the Apple gradually ripens and All mat the a lib reaches becomes red the fits covered by the leaves remaining of apr Leen or yellow color two Hiildred Volant tip is left new York a few Days ago to join the texans. They embarked in a vessel for new . Whig

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