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Logansport Canal Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 21, 1836, Logansport, Indiana .11tii a a ii is 1,. O. To Aby s. Lasselle amp j. B. Dillon. W vol. Jmmy % �ndia3�za, so tim Day May 31, 1886. To. 4�. From the Charleston Mercury. A he Gray Mare is the better horse. Or editor in an old Gazette of 1784, is contained the following humorous account of the origin of the above proverbial phrase visually applied to those unfortunate gentle pm no a Reva a a re a a a a r4rvm n 1/m1 toll quot a a Wil men who live under the gentle Dominion of pc e government. I am sure that its perusal afford your readers particularly the softer sex some amusement. I have too often experienced the soothing influence of woman s sympathy tto believe for a moment the it the application of this anecdote at least in its harshest features can be generated in this Liberal Community whose fair daughters Wear with so much Giace Man s rough image More elegantly touched. Bul to return i have sent you an extract with some Reric alterations in the style and phraseology with which you can act As Yoa please. I am respectfully your obedient servant an old Man not a jail 7 3. Geh Tieman of a certain town in England to earned a Young lady of vre Alth and accomplishments but alas he soon discovered that she was a most intolerable shrew. After enduring this earthly Purgatory As Long As he could he resolved to break his Fetters by a deliberate separation. Lie accordingly went to her father Aud with a rueful countenance informed him to at lie could no longer live with his daughter and lii Atixhe would rec Lve Lier Back he would restore Iier whole Fortun. The old gentleman after ascertaining the cause of his misery tally informed him that he was in nearly tiie same situation of every married Man the Young gentleman however positively denied this assertion and declared that he was the most wretched being in existence. Sir replied the old Man you must i Ive Little knowledge of the world if you do not know that All women govern their husbands though not in the. Same Mode. In order however to end the dispute i Wil stake the truth of my assertion on tie following expedient if you agree to adopt it. 1 will furnish you with five horses which you can harness to a cart in Vitich 1 will place a Basset of one i undred eggs and if on travelling through he country and leaving a horse where you ascertain on strict Iuri uii a that the husband governs and merely an egg where the wife rules you shall find Itiat the eggs Are disposed of before the horses i Trust that you i i not consider your own Case so very desperate but be satisfied to Rutur ii and regard your wife As no worse than her neighbors. If on the other hand you get Rij of the horses before tie eggs i Viii take my daughter Home again and you May retain her Fortune. Liis proposal was eagerly accepted and our Beri dict sallied Forth flushed with Hopes of soon relieving lii self of his five hor a and of course his gentle mate. At the first House where he arrived he was soon con red from palpable appearances that tic lady governed and accordingly quietly left an egg without any inquiry. At the next House he met with no better Success and so at every other House until his eggs were nearly exhausted. At length to came to the mansion of a gentleman of great affluence when knocking at the door he inquired if the master Vas at Home my was told by a servant that his master w As in led tout that if he would alight his mistress Vas in the parlor. He did so and the lady recoiled our traveler with much civility and info -1. Him that unless his business was urgent she did not wish to disturb her husband. Of by really Madam said he As 1 Only wish to ask a question you can answer it As Well yourself you May think it impertinent especially in a stranger but As a consid i Able Wager depends upon it i Hope you will excuse me. Pray then inform me whether you govern your husband or he rules you. The lady replied without hesitation that it had always been her Pride to obey her husband in All things but that if a woman s word was to be suspected in such a Case he could answer for himself for there he Fame. The gentleman at that moment entered the room and being told of the business confirmed every word which his Wile had reported in her own favor. On this he was requested to make a selection from the five horses in the cart and to accept of it As a present. F an Elega tit Black Charger struck the gentle quot Man s fancy but the lady preferred the Grey Marc which she thought would suit the sidesaddle. The husband urged Many reasons Why the Black horse should be preferred but Madame still persisted in her preference for Pijie Rey Mare. It is impossible she sex or that you will not take her but i say you shall Fot i am sure the Grey Mare is the better horse Well my dear replied the Jhu a a a husband if it must be so you must take Ati egg replied the gentleman Carter a and i most take my horse again and Endeavor to live happily with my wife Aje Charleston South Carolina paper in Boeing the Market of that City states that beef was aet at the unprecedented Price of cent per Pound proclamation. Citizens of Texas a but recently called to discharge the executive duties of your government it is with inexpressible regret that i observe the slightest indication of alarm among us. To provide for and protect our wives and children is a sacred duty prompted by nature and sanctioned by every Manly feeling. But duty we in the manner of discharging that Inay commit Many and fatal errors. The Best Security for families is to be found in a Gallant bearing before the enemy. Our army is in the Field and preparing to i neet and As it Ever had done to repel Fiat enemy. General Houston Calls for reinforcements. A Small accession to his Noble band will enable him to Advance and speedily Chast Iio the presumption of the invader. Rally then fellow Citi Zens to tile Standard of Freedom. Let not every Idle Rimor circulated perhaps by the Arti ficus Witlie enemy to paralyse your hands or divert your thoughts from our one grand purpose tie Independence of Texas. By an unbroken unanimity of voices you have declared Itiat Texas shall be free Sovereign and let us with equal unanimity resolve to Sustal a that declaration to ratify it with our hearts and. If need be to Seal it with our blood. Our fathers achieved their emancipation and were abundantly rewarded fur their toils. But they persevered through Muny reverses surmounted disasters jul gloriously triumphed. Be have sustained no reverses. The Fdl of the Alamo is the surest Rance of our ultimate no ily perished us an example a hich ought and will be imitated and have iii acted on the enemy a terror and a loss that is equivalent to a defeat. Rally then fellow citizens to the Standard of your while the army is Between your families and the enemy they Are Safe reinforce and sustain that army and our wives and children Are secure from pollution. The government will remove to Harrisburg but that removal is not the result of any apprehension the the enemy Ara near us. It Vas resolved upon As a measure conducive to the common Good be an such Rei Ort was in circulation and it his nol been expedient by such a report. Again i conjure you fellow citizens listen not to every Rumor that runs trumpet tongued throw fish tic coi Mitry. The government is perfecting Arr in gement sas rapidly As possible to insure the transmission of official Intelli Lance. On which Thev and Vou Mav Rolv with Confidence. us acquit ourselves lik men gird up assembled multitude carried to the Border of the town and burned to death it is said that several thousand persons witnessed the revolting spectacle. There was no tumult no disturbance of any kind but the crowd retired quietly to their several Homes. We shall not pretend that we do not exceedingly regret this sanguinary termination of the tragedy. For the fair Fame of our town we could wish that it had not been resorted to. But we believe that if the same terrible scene had been enacted in any other town of the Union under the Sarne sudden and tumultuous excitement similar summary proceedings would have been adopted. Let the veil of oblivion be drawn Over the fetal affair Mcintosh came to this City As Cook on Board the Steamboat Flora. Lie was a most desperate villain. It is understood that he committed a murder in less than a year since and not Long ago he stabbed the mate Liat spartan band who so there have bequeathed to of the Steamboat Pawnee Widle under weigh for which act he was put on s lore and severely whipped. Or. Mull is yet living though his recovery is scarcely hoped for. Or. Hammond was a most worthy Man and an honest capable and energetic officer. Possessed of sound judgment a Cool temperament and tried courage he was never at a loss that course to pursue in the execution of his duty. He has left an a indicted Widor several children and a Host of friends to regret a dispensation which has Cut him old in the midst of his usefulness. He Lokitis of oar minds and by one United. Grgetic exertion turn prompt and or ini potent invader and plan upon the Banks of the Ali Crande him the terms of Mutual re Cognac Back this ing our Standard dictate to Mutual recognition. David s. Burnet. Horrid murder and arson. From the n. Y. Mercantile adv. April 11. A Young woman named Ellen Jewett boarding with or. Townsend of no. 41 Thomas Street a House of ill name was murdered in her bed yesterday morning. The circumstances or e live heared Thein Are As follows miss Jewett had been Jov some time the kept mistress of Francis p. Robinson clerk in a respectable House in Maiden Lane who it , from some cause be Cariie jealous and demanded of her a miniature likeness of himself which he had presented to her and also some correspondence in charge i. i atom a to out in st. Louis Republican april 30. A for Roble tragedy at no Tiase since the commencement of our editorial a ors have we been called upon to so unpleasant a duty As that which now devolves upon us. The Story shocking As it ion a account of the death of a Moit meritorious Man and probable death of another and revolting so As the spectacle afterwards exhibited shall be briefly told. On thursday evening last about 7 o clock or. Ceo. Hammond Deputy Sherick and or. Pm. Insull Deputy Constaine in the execution of their i tibial duty left the magistrate s Oil ice having a free mulatto Man named Francis of Pittsburg a. The prisoner had some Tinie in the afternoon interfered Vith. The pincers while Chi raised in arresting o o. O two sailors for a breach of the peace by which Means he elected the escape of the Oti Enders. i Tosh was then taken into custody carried before Justice Walsh and the facts being proved a warrant of commitment to jail was made out and Denvered to the officers. On their Way to the prison a Hen they had reached the court House and Square the prisoner inquired what would be his punishment lie was told and at that moment he broke Loose from them Drew a Long knife and made a pass at mull but missed him. His next Stab Vas better aimed inflicting a dangerous wound upon the right Side. Or. Hammond seized the miscreant by the shoulder and the latter turning round gave him a death blow. The Blade of the knife struck the lower part of the i Hin cutting All the Large arteries of the Nick find passing downward. The victim turned walked about Twenty paces and the murderer then fled. Or. M., although dangerously wounded followed him until he was completely exhausted. His cries alarmed the neighbourhood a the fellow was pursued and after some ineffectual resistance taken and committed to jail. The atrocious crime was known in a few minutes throughout the City. Crowds of citizens gathered around the dead body of the victim. The murder Ingold blood of an officer in the execution of his duty the respect in which that officer was held the cries of his children suddenly deprived of their protector a produced an instant and intense degree of excitement. Under the influence of these feelings summary measures were resolved upon. The murderer was f6i<ced from the jail by the that had Biassed Between them a hich she refused to give up. Nothing however occurred to Lead to a supposition that any violence was intended i on saturday night Robinson visited the Houise at the usual hour and remained Vith her of til 3 o clock on sunday morning when he was heard by those sleeping in the lower part of the House to come Dov a stairs and finding the front door locked Cis led out to the family to let him out he immediately thereafter went to the Back door unbolted it and in the act of climbing Over the Fence his cloak was caught by a Nail torn from his shoulders and left on the Fence with a Sharp Hatchet tied to its tassels where it was found in the morning. Quot a Short time after he left the were alarmed at a dense smoke which filled the Houst almost to Suiro coition. On going up stairs into the room of tie unfortunate girl the smoke was found to proceed from her bed a ii Meh Vas on fire and on which Lay her dead body her head mangled in the most shocking a a incr three deep wounds having been inflicted on her temples and forehead. Suspicion immediately rested on Robinson who Vias arrested about 8 o clock at his boarding House in Liberty Street and conducted by the of ricers to Thomas Sti get where the Mui der was committed and Oliero the Coroner s jury was sitting Over tie dead body. Verdict of tie jury wilful murder. Robinson Vas after the inquest examined at the police Olyce and committed to bridewell. After leaving Thomas Street he went to his boarding Louse and retired to bed doubtless with the belief that the ire he had communicated to the bed would destroy the building and its inmates and thus conceal his Black hearted crime Robinson is a Young Man apparently about Twenty years of age Good address and confident manner. He however maintains the most perfect composure and denies All participation in the horrid tragedy. Among the evidence against him the Hatchet which was found As stated yesterday was identified by or. Hoxie s Porter to belong to the store of his and Robinson s employer and it was also proved that the cloak belonged to tiie accused. It is said that the real name of the unfortunate Young woman is Ellen Spaulding and that site is the legitimate daughter of major general Spaulding of the state of Maine. She was placed by her father at a boarding school in new York where she become acquainted with the cashier of a Bank through whose heartless be fixity she was led to abandon lie self to her late degraded course of life. She was Well educated and highly accomplished speaking French and italian with great elegance and fluency and a proficient in music. Robinson her supposed murderer is a native of Durham in Connecticut. Other statements say that there is a probability that Robinson will be Able to prove himself innocent of any concern in the transaction. His employers Merit wants of the first respectability testify to his uniformly Good character and it is also said he is Able to prove himself at Home at the time the murder was. Committed. 1 the diseased curiosity of the Community battens upon details which Are offensive to every Reader of Correct taste and the recital of which is highly prejudicial to Good morals. Every it articular of the life of the Courtesan is hunted up and the papers in which her history is told with most disgusting minuteness find such ready Sale that the press is unable to Supply the demand. Young Robinson the person accused of the murder not Only persists in declaring his innocence but has placed written placards on his prison windows inscribed not guilty from the Philadelphia Public Leger. Horrible occurrence suicide and attempted murder of a female. Our City was on Friday evening made the la iea tre of an awful tragedy. Vav e have been at considerable pains to collect the particulars and this morning present them to our readers. Mrs. Wade keeps a boarding House at no. 50 Filbert Street she is a very Lum some woman and her manners Are highly attractive she has lived unhappily with her husband who is residing in another part of the City and a Bill of divorce is now pending. Richard w. Brown residing in second Street above Callowhill a Young Man of fair character and repossessing exterior aged 28, became much attached to mrs. Wade and to this unhappy Passiotti is to be attributed the melancholy particulars of this dreadful events almost Ungara jelled in the lii Story of our orderly and quiet City. Brown suspected that the affections of mrs. Wade were bestowed on another and the Demon of jealously took Possession of his mind. On Friday afternoon he gave mrs. Wade an invitation to take a ride Vith him which she declined. Towards evening he met her returning from a walk and joining her they together entered her premises through the Back Way. Brown called her into a front room saying he wished to speak to her and then on compliance discharged a pistol loaded with Duck shot the contents of which entered her right breast. Mrs. Wade staggered out of the room crying out i am shot i am shot a second had scarcely elapsed Ere the report of another pistol was heard which was discharged by the wretched Man into his own bosom and which at one. Extinguished his mortal existence and sent him with the guilt of two fold murder on his sout into the presence of an of fended god. The pistols Are of medium size double twist barrels percussion locks and the stocks beautifully embossed with Silver they Are entirely new and were no doubt purchased with a View to the perpetration of the fatal deed. Mrs quot Vade sustains an excellent character and we Are informed that notwithstanding the unpleasant state of her Domestic relations she is an amiable woman. Doctors w. S. Coxe and Lewis Rodman have rendered her surgical assistance and we understand they do not deem the wound dan Rous Ardess inflammation should ensue. Greater and More splendid and profi blk suits May be anticipated elsewhere and the theatre is Peculiar la our own irom position and the course of Timan Eventis t Christian and civilized Europe in the spirit of discovery and Enterprise gave our contine to the world we must repay them in part by Amore accurate knowledge of the still Une quot pored regions of the Southern a we Trust that the Bill recommended by the committee May become a Law for one cannot perceive a single objection to its passage. We owe it to the Protection of a portion of our Commerce to the safety and the lives of hut dress of our Gallant seamen to the extern ill of and development of our commercial resources and to the cause of science a cause towards which we have contributed Little or nothing y any act carried into effect under the Sanction of Congress. The expense is in these Days of an overflowing Treasury not worthy of consideration. The subject is a National one and we believe that All parties will unit or in endeavouring to carry it into effect. N. Y. Times. On his person was found a Challenge As from an individual whose name we suppress for the present which is said to have been accepted. A belief that the affections of mrs. Wade were bestowed on this rival was no doubt the inducement to his awful tragedy. A Coroner s inquest was held Over the body of the deceased and rendered a verdict of suicide caused by jealousy. Mother s prodigies to most Young couples the quot unto us a child is born quot seems something so astonishing and remarkable that one would imagine they had never looked to it As a probable result of thei Union nor even observed that their Friend al so had children. Every Young father Andi Mother look upon their quot first baby quot As Adam and eve most have looked at Cain that first specimen of a Man child born in the world with Delight wonder and something of Triumph in their own creative ingenuity. And it is a Happy instinct which enables us to value those Little prizes so highly and a curious thing to reflect As we stumble through ther dark knee deep in children that there is not one Little unit in those din Inutile millions that has not god bless it a Circle of admiring relatives to whom it is the prettiest the Dearest the Cleverest in fact the child that Ever was Worth a thought. Crowds have gathered constantly these two Days at the window of Marquand s jewellery shop to gaze at a Mantle clock of a new and very singular pattern. The nether portion where the pendulum should be exhibits an apparent sea heaving As after a storm with a Beautiful ship under easy sail and pitching and rolling upon the heavy undulating wave As gracefully As Long Tom coffin s Darling a Riel herself. The contrivance is very the riot and n. York times anecdote. It is doubtless recollected that Dean swi/1-though a great favorite among the ladies was no doubt for Good and sufficient reasons nevertheless a Bachelor. His opinion of the married state seemed to be not very much exalted. On one Occas Iofi Imu Ucen called upon to marry a couple and after getting them properly arranged commenced As follows quot Man that is born of a woman hath but a Short time to live and is full of misery quot my dear sir quot a a Teri opted the Bride Groom quot you Are Reading the burial service instead of the quot never mind whispered the Dean you had better be buried than expedition to the South seas. We have received the Able report of or. Southard on the subject of an exploring expedition to the Pacific and South seas. It recommends the passage of a Bill authorizing the president to prepare and Send out for the purposes of the expedition a Sloop of War and such smaller vessels As Rhay be necessary to Render the expedition efficient and useful. We live More than once called the attention of the Public and of Congress to this important subject and we have been the zealous advocates for the fitting out of an expedition of this character. Nearly two Hundred thousand tons of our shipping Are employed in the whale fisheries requiring nearly twelve thousand seamen and not less than sixty or seventy millions of property Are involved in this Trade. The a Hale fishery is the Best Nursery for our seamen. The Commerce is exposed to imminent Hazard and peril. The seas thro Vilich it extends quot have hundreds of islands Shoals and reefs unmarked upon any charts and unknown to common navigators. Many of these islands Are unexplored their products resources and commercial capabilities unknown. They arc inhabited by Savages Whon it is the duty of the government to conciliate. The loss of proper to and of Lieff among these islands has been immense. The committee observe that every other nation which possesses a commercial or military Marine have made some contributions to the cause of disc Verj which have benefited the rest of Mankind. We have nothing to this cause. The Pacific Ocean and South Are pointed out As the proper theatre foil exertion. Quot they arc says the committee less known than other portions of the great deep they Are filled with More difficulties and dangers close shaving. A Justice of the peace was called on for the payment of a Bill of seventy five cents for the sweeping of his calumnies. Upon presenting the Bill the Squire asked him if he would swear to the account. The Man replied ves if the Squire immediately swore him and handed him fifty cents. Quot Stop Squire you Are mistaken in the amount quot said the Man quot tis seventy five quot i know returned the Squire quot but i can t swear you for quot once quot said a person in dispute concerning titles quot i hat the Honor to be in company with an excellency and a highness. His excellency Vas the most ignorant and brutal Man i Ever saw and his highness was just four feet eight inchc.?." the militia of the United slates amounts to about one million and a half of men of which Pennsylvania and new York have two Hundred thousand Ohio 130,000, and Virginia 100,000. The Large hotel erected last season in Buffalo has been purchased for 100,000. The Spring has opened there with Bright prospects and improvements and Trade Are going on at a rapid rate. A commercial traveller lately left an article of his Ward Robe at an inn and wrote t<5 tie chambermaid to Forward it to hib by the coach. He received the following answer quot i Hope dear sir you la not feel Hurt Ril frankly Tell you All about it i be made a shift of your old shirt cd you must make a shift without Iti quot the Virginia elections have resulted in a Vor of tho whig Par

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