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Logansport Canal Telegraph (Newspaper) - July 2, 1836, Logansport, Indiana Mumm Jar tit Hettby s. Lasselle amp j. B. , Ivy Plaja saturday july a 1886 no. 51. The Creek War. The following is an extract of a letter from capt. Page to Gen. Gibson dated quot fort Mitchell Alabama May 29th, 1836." quot i have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your several dated up to the 20th inst. Also a requisition for ten thousand dollars on the Bank of Mobile. I have endeavoured to watch the movements of the indians for the last ten Days. I have sent several runners to reconnoitre and by so doing ascertained All their movements. There Iare three parties one headed by Neah Mic to one by Neah Mathlaw and the other by Jim Henry. The latter party have been endeavouring to Cross the Chattahoochee River to get to Florida. They have got a number of stage horses mules and negroes. I sent two expresses to Gen. Lowe commanding the militia at Columbus communicating tie intention of these people to Cross and make a he would keep a look out. Fortunately it has rained every Day for the last eight Days and raised the River so that they cannot get Over at present. Gen. Mcdougle has arrived and assumed the command he will Start the troops at once. I in object is to keep these rascals hemmed in till Gen. Jessup arrives. If he was Here at this time i could get on my horse and in two hours time slow the Camp of All the hostile indians and Call Forth by name every Leader. Jim Henry is very uneasy that is the reason he wants to make Oil quot Neah Mic co sent from his Camp seven stage horses that is tantamount it to a Back out. This 1 stated in my communication before the War commenced would be his course knowing his character. The talk i sent to you came from his comp but was delivered by Eike Martia second to Neah Micco. 1 exp lined to you Liat Weiglin this had with me. I sent to Neah Mattila the other Day to try and find out what his strength was but he is too great a general for me no information could be gained his men Are too drilled to communicate any thing. He sent me word he would Metour troops at the Euchee swamp or Back of or. Cook s on the old Road. Fight was the word with him and he intended to have one. Neah Micco he said wanted to Back out but it was not the Case with him. I Siut in old chief word we had always been great friends in Florida As also in this nation Liat he stated in Council the last Lime we saw each other that i had never told him a lie or deceived him. I now told him we were not prepared to meet him at either of those Points at this time but assured him if he would hold on for a Short time we would meet him on his own ground and give him an Opportunity for a Light. They arc trembling at this time. It will never answer Abr these people after they have ruined the whole country for sixty Miles round and murdered so Many families to give up till they Are whipped. I reported to you they had Burnt two Bridges on the Euchee River. Last night about two Miles from Here i saw a fire sent an Indian out who saw indians Well mounted just leaving. It proved to be another Bridge Over what is called the Little Euchee. The express said they piled Brush and Driftwood in the Centre of the Bridge and set fire to it also three houses that were on the same Plantation. As the communication is entirely Cut off Between this and Montgomery it is impossible for the contractors to do any tiling until the troops arrive and the communication is open. At this time we Are completely hemmed i am anxious for the arrival of general Jessup for Lam sure Many of these murderers and plunderers will Endeavor to come Forward and surrender. Several whom i know have been guilty of murder have sent me word it was their wish but i sent them word i could not Promise them Protection knowing them to be murderers. 1 think the War will not be of Long duration if the Georgia militia will keep them from crossing the River which i shall exert myself to have done. I received instructions from general Jesup to procure All the Corn i could. It will Cost two dollars per Bushel and not much to be had at that Price. I think a Quantity May be had after we conquer the indians. They have been Busy collecting it together at different Points and when it was too far off for them to transport it they Burnt it up. So soon As the emigration can commence i will have the indians in motion. Pothe Woholo the chief of the upper creeks took a decided stand against the War As also his people. He killed one chief and put in Irons thirteen More for showing a hostile disposition. This put a Check to Many other indians who were disposed with Little encouragement to join the hostile party. With respect i have the Honor to be your obedient servant John Page capt. Sup. Creek. Brig. Gen. George Gibson com. Gen. Sub. There is it appears sufficient territory in Texas to make half a dozen states of the size of Maryland but not More than two of the average size of the South Vestern and Southern states. It not to exceed in superficial extent the states of Ohio and . Panic in Florida. The following is an extract from a late general order of Gen. Scott. It ridicules the extreme panic prevailing in Florida and of which our readers have been heretofore advised. Quot the panics which have recently possessed the Good people of several Large districts of this territory Are infinitely humiliating. Within a few Days just five indians penetrated a neighbourhood in the heart of Middle Florida and committed a murder. Instead of giving Pursuit the inhabitants abandoned their plantations and fled to Tallahassee. A similar party had but n few Days before thrown the Micanopy settlement into the utmost cuff fusion. A gang of Cost carers adroitly added a report that an immense fresh Indian Trail had been observed crossing the Tallahassee Road near the Santa be Bridge. The whole country from Micanopy to Black Creek instantly become wild with fear. The daring falsehood was immediately exposed by colonel Fitzpatrick and Captain Shannon of the army who happened to pass that Way together with the motives of the propagators but the inhabitants could see nothing but an Indian in every Bush and therefore continued to Fly. On this Side of the st. Johns a keen susceptibility of the same kind Small True affection. By Robert Walsh. It is a perishable matter this human life and old Cato was right in comparing it to Iron if you use it it wears away it you do not rust eats and destroys it. Men exhaust or consume themselves by action if they remain listless and inactive they suffer More decay than by labour and Bustle. In a recent work we have just remarked the following rhapsody quot for love there is no death no disfigurement no delay it dwells for Ever in the realms of eternal life and Beauty. Wert thou but granted me of enviable lot might but one Loving heart beat Over me when mine ceases to beat one tear of sorrow fall on my pallid Cheeks and one trembling hand support my head surely my sleep of death would be softer and this is the mood of Many from time to time. The relations Between husband and wife and Parent and child alone furnish the truly Loving heart. For this what individual at All cultivated and refined Orwell constituted in general docs not yearn it is a want of our nature and there which in not a few instances becomes stronger in the autumn of our existence. How to make Coffee As the French make it. Have a Coffee pot with a lid pour into it As Many cups of boiling water As you wish to make cups of Coffee let the water boil then put in As Many Tablespoon full of Coffee As there Are cups of water stir it and let it simmer till the head Falls. When the Coffee is done take it off the fire pour in a cup of cold water set the Coffee on the Hearth and let it stand ten minutes when it will be Fine. For breakfast put one cup full of this Coffee to three or four cups of boiled milk and sweeten to your taste and you will find it a luxury at a Small expense As great As wealth can almanac. Party of the enemy lately ventured within the settlements. A company of regular foot was promptly mounted sent in Pursuit beat the enemy and secured most of the properly the marauders had taken. Now although it is known to All Cool people that the Greate r number of the party were killed outright and that a like Fate awaits any body of the enemy that May follow a panic is Rife throughout the country the inhabitants Are still flying to st. Augustine and from is. Augustine to Georgia and South Cerovina. It is evident that no general even with extensive Means can cure a disease in the Public mind so general and so degrading without some Litile Effort on the part of the people themselves. Thus the planters in the recent Case near Tallahassee who fled without knowing whether they ran from squaws or warriors ought first to have ascertained that material fact. If they had turned upon the enemy they would have found the Case within the easy Compass of any three or four Resolute masters and half As Many overseer. This was the simple and Manly course. That adopted was to Fly to spread the panic and to throw execration upon the general who has the misfortune to command a handful of Brave troops in the midst of such a population. Friendship. Monsieur de Sacy in his essay upon Friendship says quot the Friendship who i is recommended is Union of affections springing from a generous respect to virtue and is maintained by a Harmony of manners. It is a great mistake to Call every trifling Commerce by this serious name or to suppose that empty com a iii ends and visits of ceremony should pass for a real and Well established Friendship when no More is intended than to pass the time and show the equipage. General Gaines. The st. Louis Republican of the 6th inst. Says a quot is is stated in the bulletin upon the authority of a gentleman who arrived in the Vandalia that general Gaines after hearing of the renewed outrages committed by the Semins les in Florida and the retirement of general Scott in summer quarters had immediately determined to assume the responsibility and March his command into Florida. The general says quot hostilities must be suppressed and that state of our fortifications. The whole Mih tary Force at fort Independence Boston consisting of companies f. And k. Of the 2d infantry is broken up and came on in the rail Road cars on tuesday from Providence on their Way to fort Mitchell not a Man is left in the fort. Fort Warren also has been for some time abandoned. Thus for want of having a sufi Cint Force to Garrison our different fortifications those that we have Are falling to ruin. Yet extravagant appropriations Are asked for additional works of magnitude to these we already have and cannot Man. We say what we Long have make the army in numbers such As it should be and place it on a respectable footing such As comports with the dignity the extent and the wants of the . Simplicity. The More 1 see of the world the More i am satisfied that simplicity is inseparably the companion of True greatness. I never yet knew a truly great Many a Man who overtopped his fellow men who did not possess a certain playful almost Infix tile simplicity. True greatness never struts on stilts or plays the King upon the stage. Conscious of its Elevation and knowing in what that Elevation consists it is Happy to act its part like common men in the common amusements and business of Mankind. It is not afraid of being undervalued for its . Well patronized newspapers wherever published says the Poughkeepsie Telegraph Point As certainly As the Needle to the pole to Enterprise and Public spirit in a place. There is no mistake in this adds the Schenectady reflector itself one of the Best conducted papers that we meet. So accustomed have we become to judge in this matter that All we wish to see when we hear a thriving Village spoken of is a Well conducted paper from it and we Promise to Tell by it whether the report in its favor is Correct or not. If it has Many advertisements compactly set and of different kinds we will answer that there Are men of the right kind there. But if the paper is Barren of advertisements the matter set in Large Type we put it Down that the report is Ixo fan Aronade. Use of tobacco. There is nothing better than a decoction of tobacco for destroying insects that infest either animals or plants. We have frequently with safety and Success dipped Young lambs in it for the purpose of destroying ticks but when applied to animals care should be taken that it be not made so Strong As to injure the animals especially Young ones when Given internally any degree of strength is always dangerous on plants it cannot be made too Strong. In support of this theory we give the following cases a or. W. Renick of Pickaway co. Applied a Strong decoction of tobacco to a Young and valuable calf with the intention of killing some lice with which the calf was infested on making the application the calf was immediately a realized and Vias with difficulty recovered the insects were however destroyed and the calf eventually benefited. Last fall a distinguished Kentucky cattle breeder or. G. N. , attended the fair of the Hamilton county agricultural society with a Choice lot of blooded cattle after the fair he turned them into an Orchard in which the ground was covered with fallen apples they Laving been pc Jet in a lot without food for the principal part of a Day very naturally gorged themselves with the fruit and in consequence were seized with a violent Colic in this i Emma being advised by a physician to administer a Strong decoction of tobacco to a full looked Short Horn cow he took the advice and did administer the decoction As Strong As it could be made both into the stomach and in injection the result was the cow expired in a few and Mechanic. Great freshet and loss of much a rope at Seneca Falls in new Farmer of wednesday the 25th ult state that from 12 o clock the Day previous 10 at night the rain poured Down incessant which raised the streams in the Vicinity wit is rapidity and to a height Seldom before witnessed. Owing to the contracted dimensions of the Culvert West of the Seneca House on buc Yard Street the Ravine South became filled with an immense body of water. About o clock the embankment Over which the Job lie Road passed gave Way and prostrated All before it it poured across the Basin denial shed the North embankment of the canal m swept off messers. Baily amp Woolsey s counting House pertaining to the Globe Mills and the pattern and finishing factory of messes Mcclay amp Seymour Iron founders from their quot foundations. Not a vestige of those buildings remains. Their whole contents Are scattered in the River. Among them is the Iron Safe be longing to the Globe counting House containing it is said the books arid a sum of Money the clerk who lodged in the office had scarce time to escape so sudden and unexpected the quot floods the two establishments have sustained it is said the heaviest individual loss though others in the Vicinity must have suffered More or less damage. The state has also sustained damages. Large portions of the canal embankments have been carried away As have most of the canal Bridges quot or Miles Down the nver. The upper Central and lower Bridges in the Village of Seneca alls have All been More or less the canal navigation must of necessity be suspended for some considerable time. On the subject of the Indian War the new York Herald suggests that the Conquest of the indians let out by contract. This is not a bad idea considering that so far the prosecution of the War has been a dead loss on our Side. We know not whether the Wall Street brokers would undertake the Job but think they could conduct it with As much Honor and profit to the country As it has been managed by our chronicle. There is a singular feature in the Constitution of the state of Mississippi which prohibits the legislature from pledging the Faith of the state for the redemption of any loan whatever except by the consent in All cases of two successive Legislatures and As the sessions Are biennial four years must elapse before the pledge can be Given. This fact was elicited from or. Walker by a debate in the Senate upon a proposition to loan the surplus Money of the Treasury to the several states on condition that the states would pledge their Faith to return the Money if at any time demanded by the government of the United states. Winchester virginian. When women Salija they always fall. Newspaper readers. Shenstone the poet divides the readers o a newspaper into the following general classes a quot the ii natured Man looks to the lists o bankrupts the tradesman to the Price o bread the Stock jobber to the lies of the Day the old maid to the marriages the Prodigy son to the deaths the monopolist to the Hopes of a wet Harvest and the boarding schoo misses to every thing that relates to Gretna Green i quot no Man is Ever satisfied quot says Bishop Home quot with another Man s Reading a newspaper to him but the moment it is Laic Down he takes it up and reads it Over hypocrisy. There is much hypocrisy in affecting to give up the pleasures of the world from religious motives when we Only withdraw from it be cause we find a greater gratification in the pleasures of retirement. My dear children said an old rat to his Young ones the infirmities of age Are pressing so heavily upon me that i have determined to dedicate the Shor remainder of my Days to mortification Anc penance in a narrow and lonely Hole which 1 have lately discovered but let me not inter Fere with your enjoyments youth is the season of pleasure be Happy therefore and Only obey my last instructions a never to come near me in my Retreat. God bless you al deeply affected snivelling audibly and wiping his paternal eyes with his Tail the old rat with Drew and was seen no More for several Days when his youngest daughter moved rather by filial affection than by that curiosity which is attributed to the sex stole to his cell of mortification which Turied out to be a Hole made by his own Teeth in an enormous Cheshire cheese quot tin trumpet prod a Young wife at Xio de her husband with 5 an editor asks it rho can name of bedlam rho would Vrab i horses. There Are Many hundreds of these valuable Ai Simals killed every summer in the United states by giving them water when they Are heated. It is a most absurd and destructive practice of stage Drivers and others giving their horses water every five or six Miles when travelling. Farmers who work horses at plough Harrow or cart never give them water from the time they go to work after breakfast until they break off work at dinner a period of not less than four hours and the same in the afternoon until they quit work at Sun Down and it Seldom Happe that horses arc killed that Are worked upon farms. The same Bac practice exists in England. We were once Riding in a stage coach from Brighton to London on a very warm Day when the Driver stopped watered his horses and set out again upon a fast Trot in a few minutes All four of them died upon the spot. They manage these things better in France they Nevei water their horses Only when they Are fed. We recollect on a very warm Anc Dusty Day travelling in a stage Over the Hills of Normandy the horses foaming with sweat and covered with dust. The Driver stopped at an inn and we expected to see him with his bucket giving water to each he Brough from the House a bottle and pouring out into his hand some of its contents he washed each horse s nose and threw a Little upon on enquiring we found it was vinegar and although they had travelled a Long stage they went off As fresh As the first mail facilities North the Public will find by an advertisement if our paper of this week that the messes. Mar Iles have their stages to Lafayette in com Lete operation. Travellers North will find this route extremely pleasant and agreeable and to the Speculator and tho Man of business it brings him into a country abounding in All the material of a great and flourishing Community. The stages of the messes. Marks Nasir through the flourishing towns of Clinton be Ort Eugene Perrysville Covington port and Rob Roy and Attica Ito Lafay Etil where it intersects with a stage route to Logansport and the country further Good horses comfortable stages ind careful Drivers will be found on this line a in what in very important the houses of pm Nin ment along the Road Are As Good As any Man of business could haute courier. A lad killed by a Panther. The Ogdensburg Republican related that the following a melancholy incident the particulars of which were Given by the father of the boy who lost his life. He was Only 12 Ean. Of age and was Hunting Alpine in the Vicinity of an Indian Camp near Blaek Lake. Hig father had promised to come to Hutn on Heaning the report of his gun which he did and found his son lying in the paws of a Panther the pad ther wagging his Tail appearing much pleased with his prize. The Bojaj told that he had shot at the Panther and wounded Hiro when the animal sprang and caught j fore he could Retreat and As there was no Chance of his life he advised his father 1> and iii Fike As Good a shot As possible. After hesitating what to do he fired with deadly Aimi at the Panther but before the animal die it succeeded in tearing the boy to pieces. Weight of Grain. It May be interesting and possibly of read Utility to Young Farmers to give the average weight of some of the most common kinds of Grain and grass seed. Wheat mean weight bots in horses. Stamping forcibly on the ground with either of his fore feet and frequently striking a his belly with his Hind ones. Belly projected and hard shows symptoms of uneasiness such As groaning and looking Back towards his Side laying Down amp a. of bees Wax Mutton tallow and sugar each eight ounces and put it into one quart of new milk and warm it until it is melted. Then put it into a bottle and give it just before the Wax begins to Harden. About two hours after give physic. The hots will be discharged in Large numbers each piece of Wax having some of them sticking to Barre Gazette. Preventative for the hollow Horii. Although late in the Grason some Fine cows May be saved this Spring by pouring about quot half a Gill Ofsei Retsof serpentine in the cup or cavity on top of the head just behind the Junction of the horns let it be repeated again in about quot ten Days or two weeks after the first the above receipt was furnished us by gentleman engaged As a breeder who has scarcely Ever less than from 40 to 50 cattle a highly respectable source we i a at a place in our Coqui quot quot a bait. Farmer. Rye Barley Oats Indian Corn peas Beans red Clover do do do do do do do 60 56 48 35 48 63 62 64 the weight often varies a few Pound to the Bushel according to the climat<.90il and culture and variety of seed. Wheat has weighed As High As sixty seven and a half j pounds and Indian Corn sixty four lbs per Bu-1 Shel. Some Barley has weighed As High As. Fifty four pounds. On the other hand Grain has often weighed less than the Noibe of pounds above Given As unfavourable circus tit stances have operated. Wheat has fallen As Low As fifty five Rye As Low As fifty and Barley As Low As Farmer a Pittsburg paper states that the mail lately arrived in that City from phila3eipfeia�ib-474 hours the quickest trip even Ziadie Louisville As it appears by a late census has 23.000 inhabitants increase in the last year 4000 Buindo n. Y., 18,000. A Detroit paper estimates the univ is 6f emigrants in that City during the we Etc any May 21, at 1000 a Day. % i or. Wilkins minister to Russia is at to return to the United states

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