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Logansport Canal Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 19, 1836, Logansport, Indiana Mumby s. Lasselle amp j. B. Dillon Fri Gan sport Indiana saturday March 19, 188�. No. 8�. Remarks of or. Hendricks on the Wabash improvement Bill. In Senate thursday february 18. Or. Hendricks said that the Bill being read at the Secretary s table he had risen in his place to say a few words in explanation of it but the apparent unanimity of the Senate in its favor Hac induced him to resume his scat in the belief that a recon Lccy ion of this Bill and of former discussions upon it at previous sessions and the report of the committee in its favor which had been printed and Laid on the tables of the senators had Render Etall explanations unnecessary. The Call of the senator from new Hampshire he would however cheerfully answer and the few words which he might deem it necessary to say would be chiefly confined to to e necessity at the present Lime of passing the Bill a necessity stronger than Ever heretofore. This Bill or. H. Cont used to remark was the same which passed tiie Senate at the last session Asid which had passed the Senate at three previous sessions. Except in amount it a a3 precisely he same. Its history would no doubt be recon hinted by Many senators present and the Dilli cuties it had to encounter and what he had Ehi Eily now to say in relation to it was that time and circumstances had removed tii Ose Kiili cuties As he believed Boih Here and elsewhere and he hoped that on tie present occasion there would be no hesitation in passing the Bill. The navigation of the Wal As i said or. His intimately and inseparably connected with the Wabash Anil Eric canal. It is through the navigation of thi i River which empties into the Ohio River that the Wabash and Erie canal unites the navigation of tiie Mississippi River with the lakes and opens a Channel of Inland navigation Between the two great commercial emporiums of the country new York and new Orleans. This iii of navigation is on the most direct route in is the shortest line of navigation which ran Ever he opened Between those cities. The River itself is the largest and most important tributary of the Ohio. It flows through i larger and More tile Region of country than any of lick River of the Ohio. It floats to the Nav sets of Nev Orleans and the Soulli a i Igor qua Fily of agricultural productions than any of those Rivers it is questionable. Ali elder my River Wabi Oft to second class not even excepting the Cumberland the Arkansas and the red River is Enid died to be ranked with it in ini Poi u it is a River navigable for steamboats to a great distance up to the Mouth of tipi Canoe perhaps 500 Miles from its own Mouth. But Titis navigation is Safe and certain Only in times of High water or when the River is somewhat swollen. In Low water it has obstructions which wholly prevent its navigation and these obstructions Are near its indeed of the Thev entirely destroy the usefulness of its navigation in stages of Low water and in some dry seasons boats with the produce of the country have been unable to get out of the River during the whole year. Such was the Case in the Spring and summer of 1831, when hundreds of thousands of dollars Worth of produce prepared for the markets of the South literally jotted on hand. These obstructions said or. Ii Are below Vincennes and pretty much confined to a Region of River about fifteen or Twenty Miles in extent. They consist of Ripples eight or nine in number w hich Are filled with i Ocks islands bars and crooked and shallow channels. At the grand rapids the most difficult of these passes the depth at Low Miter is but two and a half feet. The River for a great distance is the Boundary Between the state of Indiana and Illinois and the improvement of its Viivi gation has Long been an object of much interest with Bot i these states. In 189"2 Laws were passed by both authorizing a joint examination of the obstructions by engineers of each state. This examination was had and a report made on the subject but the estimates a were considered beyond the Means of the states at that time and no appropriation was made. At subsequent sessions of the Legislatures of those states about one year ago appropriations to a very limited extent were made but during the last summer and fall the water of the River was too High for operations upon the work amp nothing of any consequence has yet been done. At the recent sessions of those Legislatures other appropriations of this object have been made and the ensuing season Avill he As it ought to be one of great exertion on this subject. The work however is too important and heavy for the states and one Widich in their opinion ought to be accomplished by this government. The Aid of this government is wanted and skilful engineers Are these obstructions ought to be removed by a canal around them that would pass steamboats and the work in whatever manner and by whomsoever undertaken is too important to be any longer neglected. Heretofore this has not been considered by the Federal government an object of much magnitude. This River unconnected with any other Channel of Commerce has been thought to belong to a class of local objects not specially entitled to the consideration and Means of this govern ment. Now the Wabash and Erie canal is opened. The navigation of the Summit level Section was commenced on the 4th Day of july last and other Large sections will be opened during the ensuing Spring. That portion of the canal As originally located which lies within the state of Indian a is with the exception of 35 or 40 Miles All under contract and by act of the last legislature of that state the canal is to be continued Down the Wabash to Terre haute a further distance of 80 or 90 Miles. The Valley of the Maumee from the Indiana line to Lake Erie will after the Michigan Boundary question shall be settled be speedily made by the state of Ohio and then this Wabash River instead of being a local object not entitled to be considered of National importance will be an important link in the Chain of one of the most spa did and useful Inland navigation in the world certainly the most important that is or can be made in the United states an Inland navigation the shortest and the Best that can exist Between new York and new Orleans. Now sir said or a when this Bill was under the consideration of the sch lie one year ago not one mile of this canal had been opened to navigation. No Highway of Commerce then could be said to connect the custom houses and the ports of entry on the lakes with those on the Mississippi. All this change has since taken place. The condition of this work and of the whole country has since essentially changed. The navigation of this River is closely and inseparably connected with the canal. Without its improvement the canal must he a great portion of the year comparatively useless. The canal is now ahead of the River and begin this work when you May the canal will continue ahead. I repeat or. President the navigation across the Summit level of the country is already perfect and a splendid work is going on in the valleys of the Maumee and the Wabash. It has changed the condition of the whole country. It has sold for you millions of acres of land. It has brought you millions of dollars into the Treasury and you Are already doubly paid for your canal Grant of 1827. The ordinance of 1787 had designated this Summit level As a carrying place Between the navigable Waters of the Mississippi and the st. I a Rance and had guarantied its free navigation forever. The government of the United states ought to have made this canal. The guaranty has not been kept inviolate but tie work has been performed and is in a state of rapid completion by the state of things have rapidly changed upon the upper Wabash within the last year. There is now no question about local and National objects in reference to the Wabash and Erie canal and the navigation of the Wabash. These works can no longer be considered As separate or of doubtful importance in a commercial Point of View. A great Highway of Commerce is established there and the Union of the Waters of the i Mississippi and the Northern lakes is ii acted. All objections of this sort to the passage of the Bill will no doubt hereafter entirely cease. It will obtain the Sanction of the executive As i believe and i Hope the unanimous vote of the Senate. Far too Small at present is fast increasing having fought itself into the favor of All parties formed a sort of Neutral ground Vir Here opponents however inveterate in other respects May meet and where we Trust the surplus Revenue May find a vent for Many years to come. Our principal cities have likewise not Only increased with unexampled rapidity in population but they have acquired a standing for wealth knowledge and physical Power which places them in an imposing attitude even when contrasted with the most powerful nation in Europe. To place this matter however in a stronger Point of View we have prepared a few statistical items and invite the attention of our readers to the following table and remarks a at the present moment the comm Cement of 1836, the population of the City of new York is 269,873 Aiulu thelphia 00,000 Baltimore 92,000 Boston 78,603 new Orleans 60,000 Charleston 34,500 and this table will show the gradual in a beware of Entrance to a quarrel but being in Bear it that the opposer May beware of and May the god of Battles so nerve our arms and strengthen our hearts As to carry us triumphantly through the contest. One word More and we have done let us above All things else preserve inviolate the Union of these confederation states As we would cherish the very Apple of our Eye let it be the Pearl beyond All Price that we will part with Only with our lives. From foreign invasion we have but Little to fear from Union at Home we have every thing to our glorious Constitution has thus far been handed Down to us sacred unsullied and inviolate then let us in the name of heaven Trai Imit the same As a blessed and precious legacy to our children pure As the Virgin Snow unsullied a we it from our fathers. I crease a o 2 w cd o so 2 quot up quot 3" o s a 33,131 42,520 13,503 18,038 co,489 70,287 26,614 24,937 96,363 96,564 46,555 33,250 123,706 119,325 62,738 43,298 167,059 140,000 70,000 58,277 203,007 167,811 80,625 61,381 1790 800 1810 1820 1825 1030 w g in o 3 33,131 42,520 13,503 18,038 co,489 70,287 26,614 24,937 96,363 96,564 46,555 33,250 123,706 119,325 62,738 43,298 167,059 140,000 70,000 58,277 203,007 167,811 80,625 61,381 be p s o it s3 t ene of o a 6,600 16,359 9,500 18,719 17,342 24,711 27,176 24,780 35,900 27,500 46,381 30,280 from the new yorker. View of religions. The following table compiled from the official publications of the several sects is supposed to afford a fair View of the comparative strength of the different religious denominations in the United st ates. The figures do not of course inc incr pc members in full communion but the whole number of people who Manifest a preference for this or that Persua tion. Usual salutations were exchanged the Sere if of the weather briefly discussed and the horseman made demonstration of passing on when quot his neighbor detained him with a quot Don t be in a hurry. Deacon would t you like a Glass of Good old Jamaica this cold morning quot a thank you kindly quot said the gentleman at the same time beginning to dismount with Alt the deliberation becoming a Deacon quot i Don t if i quot a Don t trouble yourself. Care Deacon quot said the wag quot i merely asked for information we Havn t a drop of rum in the from the Boston Gazette. New year s Day. The recurrence of this anniversary one of the Well remembered mile stones in the journey of life seems to afford a proper occasion to make a few observations touching the unparalleled increase of our common country As Well As of the imposing attitude and growing importance their she is every year assuming in relation to other nations of the Globe. Scarcely half a Century has elapsed since the United states were just emerging from a cruel and sanguinary War with the Parent country the enact it a is effects of which had not Only exhausted her resources but reduced her nearly to the lowest ebb of human suffering. From a weary worn out impoverished population of about three millions overburdened with debt and unable to pay the Small nip icum that remained due to her poor heart broken and mutilated soldiers from such a Small and Bieble beginning we say to turn our eyes to the it credible metamorphosis that a single half Century has produced is indeed enough to excite quot our special we Are now fast approximating to fifteen millions of in habitant so or debts Are All paid not Only so but our lawgiver Are in a sad dilemma to know what shall be done with the surplus Rev 1835 269,873 200,000 92,000 78,603 60,000 34,500 one Hundred years ago the entire population of the above six principal cities in the United states scarcely amounted to 35,000. Fifty five years after in 1790, when the first National enumeration was taken it had increased to 129,781, and at the present time amounts to 735,000. Such indeed has been the wonderful increase of the City of new York within the last 40 or 45 years that from a population of about 30,-000, when it was outranked by More than fifty cities in Europe it has already incredible As it May seem and in less than half a Century acquired a rank and importance that is Only exceeded by the following six cities throughout the whole extent of the european continent London 1,500,000 Paris 850,000 constantinople 500,000 st. Petersburg 350,000 Naples 350,000 Vienna 300,000 new York being 270,000 has already outranked a Dublin 250,000 Liverpool 200,000 Manchester 172,000 Birmingham 130,000 baptists methodists presbyterians congregationalists roman catholics episcopalians a Jnive realists lutherans dutch reformed christians friends unitarians mormon ites Tunker shakers moravian swedenborgian. 4,Soo,000 3,000,000 2,000,000 1,400,000 800,000 600,000 600,000 540,000 450,000 300,009 220,000 180,000 12.000 30,000 6,000 5,575 4,000 what is love like. Love is like the Devi because it Torine fit us like heaven because it raps our souls in Bliss like Salt because it is relishing like Pep per because it often sets one on fire like sugar because it is Sweet like a rope because it is often the death of Man like a prig Fri because it makes one miserable like wine because it makes us Happy like a Man because it is Here to Day and gone to Morrow like a woman because there is no getting rid of it like a Beacon because it guides one to the wish d for port like a will of the Wisp because it often leads one into a bog like a fierce Courser because it ambles nicely with one like the by be of a mad dog or the kiss of a pretty woman because they both make a Man run mad like a Goose because it is silly like a Rabbit because there is nothing like it in a word it is like a ghost because it is like every thing and like nothing often talked a bout but never seen touched or understood. Mammoth Snow correspondent informs us that in the town Osao which new Hampshire some of the inhabitants Are literally buried in Snow and one Drift on the stage Road is so enormously Large that vehicles were unable to get Over it or go around it consequently the residents in that favored Quarter Lave been compelled to dig a passage Way through it and stages and other teams pass beneath a lofty Arch of Snow while other towns Are boasting of their big turnips squashes and pumpkins the town of Sandwich May justly boast of being Able to exhibit the largest Snow journal. Edinburgh Glasgow Lyons Bordeaux Marseilles Lisbon 150,000 150,000 140,000 110,000 120,000 250,000 Venice Milan Prague Moscow Berlin Amsterdam 150,000 130,000 110,000 250,000 250,000 200,000 Copenhagen 120.000 Palermo 160,000 Barcelona 150,000 Madrid 120,000 Enue from thirteen the original number of states we have Long been Twenty four and shall soon be Twenty six and the states themselves have Many of them in the meantime increased an Hundred fold. From having no Commerce at All because it had All been driven from the Ocean or otherwise destroyed we have swept by that of Holland Russia Spain and France herself with almost fearful rapidity till at length we find ourselves in Point of commercial importance second Only to great Britain and treading close upon the heels of the self styled proud mistress of the Ocean. In fact there is not a Mark upon the face of the Globe but what is enlivened by our Commerce no sea however Distant but is whitened with our sails. Our Navy too our Gallant Navy though it must at the same time not be forgotten that most of the above cities of Europe have existed nearly or quite a thousand years and have Only acquired their present rank and importance during the lapse of Ages. St. Petersburgh if our memory serves us is the Only one among them that May be considered at All contemporary with our own cities having entirely grown up within the last Century and a half. Philadelphia too although outranked in some degree by the Superior growth of new York has already taken a proud stand along Side or ahead of the oldest cities of Europe while Baltimore and Boston Are fast treading upon the heels of some that Only a few years since were out of sight ahead of them. New Orleans is also pushing on with rapid strides and in the quot far West quot innumerable towns and cities Are springing into existence and assuming an importance that 20 or 25 years ago was Little thought or dreamed of. Some of them already number 10, 20, 30, nay nearly 40,000 inhabitants and in the course of a very few years will outstrip Many in the old world whose names have been familiar to us and our fathers before us for an Hundred years. Such in fact is the wonderful impulse bestowed upon a free people by a free government and such the characteristic vigor with which a Yankee nerves his Arm and pushes his fortunes in whatever direction he sees it to turn his Steps or whatever subject he directs his attention and such Uke Wise Are the unparalleled extent and resources of our country that without the occurrence of some in looked for calamity or the intervention of a foreign War which May heaven forfend we we can see no limit to our growth or no rank in the scale of nations to which we May not aspire. Should however it be the misfortune of this country to become involved in War with France or with any foreign nation after having adopted All fair and honorable Means to avoid it let us enter into it with our whole heart and our whole soul always remembering the excellent advice of the immortal Bard of Avon Dwarf horse. Captain Ashby of the Brig motion who arrived at new York a few Days since from Buenos Ayres has brought Home with him a remarkable curiosity in the shape of a Dwarf horse. It is of the Indian or Rampart Breed dark Brown four years old and Only thirty six inches in height it is probably the smallest animal of its species in the world and would make a valuable acquisition to the menagerie. The Way they court Down East Sally the housemaid paring apples in the Corner. Enter Obadiah who seats himself in the Corner opposite to Sally without saying a word for fifteen minutes but finally scratching his head Breaks silence with quot there s considerable imperceptible altering of the weather since last Sally taint so injudicious and so indubitable cold As t was the ther nominal has lowered up to four Hundred degrees higher the Zenith. Obadiah i think s Likely for Birds of that specie Fly a great Quantity higher in warmer Days then cold ones. Both parties assume a grave and knowing look and a Long pause. Finally Obediah gives his Pate another harrowing scratch and again Breaks silence quot Avell Sally we chaps Are going to raise a Sleigh ride its such inimical Good sled in tomorrow. Obadiah i s pose the la have Insatiate times on t. I should be indefinitely Happy if you would disgrace me with your company i should take it As a der Pitary Honor besides we re calculating to treat the gals copious Well with reasons and Black strap. Sally i should be supernatural glad to disgrace you but our folks suspect company i can t go. Obadiah sits scratching his head a while and at length starts up As though a new idea came upon him quot Well now i now what ill go Home and thrash them Are beens what have been lying Down there in the barn Sich a darned exit Obadiah. Boston morning Post. A Point or departing society in a town quot Down East quot one evening undertook to discuss the question quot whether intemperance or slavery is productive of the most evil in the u. a worthy Deacon contending against the former proposed to show its effects on its victims quot in eternity quot quot Stop Stop quot cried the chairman quot that s out of the u. inquirer printers proverb thou the Printer in the Day that thou West him that the evil Day May be afar off lest the Good Man of Law Send eth thee thy Bill him of the Quill and the devils around him and when thou reddest thou thy daughter to a Man of her Choice Send thou unto him a Bountiful slice of the bridal. Loaf. Borrow not that for which thy neighbor hath paid but go and buy for thyself of Hin who hath to sell. Thou Shalt not read thy neighbor s paper nor molest him in the peaceful Possession of it lest thou stand est condemned in the sight of him who Eriveth the Quill and thy character be hawked about by poor children. An aged woman recently died in Italy aged 124 years. She had eight husbands the last of whom survived her. The widower is in his 62d. Year. He married her when he was Twenty and the Blooming Bride had just completed her Century. It is said that he looked More to her Fortune and to the probability of her decease than to her personal charms. She punished his mercenary spirit by living for forty years afterwards the Beautiful dutchess de a when Napoleon inquired her age answered thirty five. Napoleon very coolly turned to her son who was standing by quot and How old Are you quot he enquired. Quot precisely one year older than my Mother. Sir quot was the naive re pay another Indian War Arkan saw Gazette of january 12th., states that intelligence had been received of the Cani Anches having torn up the treaty recently made with our commissioners on account of their dissatisfaction from various causes that unless immediate energetic measures Are adopted by our government Hostiles upon the settlers May be expected and that they had already invaded the Frontier of Texas killed a number of inhabitants and carried off two boys As a entertain no fear of the Whites having no idea of their Power. fashionable family in new York one of the papers in that City tells has issued nine Hundred invitation for a us Soiree in a few Days. The confectionary alone will Cost a thousand dollars. The milliners will make five thousand dollars by new How the pretty girls of Madame Martin eau will have to . Cour a Good anecdote. As the Good Deacon a. On a cold morning in january was Riding by the Bouse of his neighbor f., the latter was chopping Wood and threshing his hands at the done. The a Resolution has been offered in Congress proposing to remove the seat of the Federal government to Cincinnati or Louisville the present situation not being sufficiently Cen trial. A cold , on thursday last Cumberland my. Or. Jacob ice Heiert to miss Elizabeth Winter. It is said there this moment in France. Are 3000 russian spies Paris and other towns at o

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