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Logansport Canal Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 10, 1836, Logansport, Indiana / Luj iffy Lasselle amp Dillon. Vol. , Indiana saturday september 1�, 1886. And. E. From tire Limerick Star. Horrible narrative of the wreck of the ship Francis Spaight. By one of the Chew the Francis Spaight of 345 tons Laden with Timber sailed from st. Johns Newfoundland on 24th november bound or Limerick. The Crew amounted to 14 men with the Captain and mate they had Fine weather for a few Days but it afterwards blew so hard that they were obliged to drive Bufor it. The wind. At 3 in the morning of december 3d, the vessel through the carelessness of the helmsman suddenly broached to and in less than an hour she Fay on her Benm ends the greater part of the Crew saving themselves by clinging to the jigging. Patrick Cusack and Patrick Behan were drowned in forecastle and Griffith the mate in the after Cabin. The Captain and is of no use better to put him out of pain by bleeding him in the at this o Brien for the first Lime looked terrified and begged that they would give him a Little time he said he was cold and weak but if they would let him lie Down and sleep for a Little he would get warm and then he would bleed freely. To this there were expressions of dissent from the men and the Captain said twas better at once to Lay hold on him and let the Cook Cut his Throat. O Brien driven to extremity declared he would not let them the first Man he said who Laid hands on him would be the worse for him that he d appear to him another Lime that he d haunt in after there was a general hesitation amongst them v. Hen a fellow lamed Harrington seized the boy and they rushed in upon him he screamed and struggled violently addressing himself in particular to Sullivan a Tarbert Man. The lighted blown in the sea and there was scarcely any of her to be seen except the poop and Hui Warks. No situation could be More miserable quot than that of the unfortunate Crew standing Mcle deep on the wreck in a Winter s night and clinging to whatever object was Nen Rost Asea rolled successively Over them. On the Dawn they discovered that their provisions had been washed overboard and they Lead no Means of coming at any fresh water. Tic Gale continued unabated and for safety and shelter they gathered into the Cabin under the poop. Even Here she was so deep with , a dry Plank could not be found and their Only rest was by standing close together. At ten in the Forenoon a vessel was descried to the Westward but she stood far Avay beyond the reach of signal and was soon out of sight. That Day and the next passed away without any change in the weather. On the third it began to moderate. There were 13 lands alive and not one had tasted a morsel of food since the wreck and they had Only three bottles of wine this was served out in wine glasses at Long intervals. There was some occasional rain which they were not prepared at list for saving but on the fourth or ii fish Day they got a Cistern under the mizen Masis where it was filled in two Days. The periods in which Little or no rain fell were Hovi Ever often Long so that they tinted themselves to the smallest jibes table Ajo Wanic. In seven Days after tie appearance of the first vessel another vav As seen on y 4 Miles North. An Ensign was hoisted but she bore away like the former and was soon lost to their View. Despair was now in every countenance. Kow they lived through the succeeding ,5 Days it would be hard to Tell some few endeavoured to cat the Horn buttons of their jackets. Horrible As this situation was it was made yet worse by the conduct of the Crew towards one another. As their sufferings increased they became Cross and selfish the Strong securing a place on the Cabin Lionor and pushing aside the m eak to shift for themselves in the wet and cold. There was a Hoy named o Brien especially who seemed to have no Friend on Board and endured every sort of cruelty and abuse. Most of the men had got sore legs from standing in the Salt water and were peevish and apprehensive of being Hurt As soon As o Brien came near them in search of a dry berth he was kicked Nwafor which he retaliated in curse. On the 19th december the i6th Day once the wreck the Captain said they were now a length of time without sustenance that it was beyond human nature to endure it any longer a and that the Only question for them to consider was whether one or All should die his opinion was that one should suffer for the rest and that lots should be drawn Between the four toys As they could not be considered so great a loss to their friends As those who had wives and children depending on them. None objected to this except the boys who cried out against the injustice of such a o Brien in particular protested against it and some mutterings were heard amongst the men that led the latter to apprehend they might proceed in a More summary Way. Friendless and forlorn As he was they were Well calculated to terrify the boy into acquiescence and he at length submitted. Mulville now prepared some Sticks of different lengths for the lots. A Bandage was tied Over o Brien s eyes and he Knelt Down resting his face on Mulville s Knees. The latter had the Sticks in his hand and was to hold them up one by one demanding whose lot it was. O Brien was to Call Cut a name and whatever person he named for the shortest stick was to die. Mulville held up the first stick and demanded who it was for. The answer was quot for Little Johnny Shee Han quot and the lot was Laid aside. The next was held up and the demand was repeated quot on myself quot upon which Mulville said that was the death lot that o Brien had called it for himself. The poor fellow heard the announcement without uttering a word. The men told him he must prepare for death and the Captain proposed bleeding him in the Arm. The Cook Cut his veins across with a Small knife but could bring no flow of blood the boy himself attempted to open the vein at the Bend of the Elbow but like the Cook he failed in banging blood. The Cap tam then said a this As soon As the horrid act had been perpetrated the blood was served to the men. They afterwards Laid open the body and separated the limbs the latter were Hung Over the Stern a portion of the former were allot for immediate use and almost every one partook of it. This was the evening of the 16th Day. They ate again late at night but the thirst which was before endurable now became craving and they slaked it with sea a ii quot. Several were raving and talking wildly tii rough the night and on the morning the Cook was quite mad. His raving continue during the succeeding night and in the morning As his end seemed to i c approaching the veins of his neck were Cut and the blood drawn from him. This was the second death. On that night Behane was mad and Burns on the following morning they were obliged to be tied by the Crew and the latter eventually bled to death by cutting his Throat. Behane died unexpectedly or he would have suffered the same Fate. Next morning Mahony distinguished a sail and raised a shout of Joy. A ship was clearly discernible and bearing her course towards them. Signals were hoisted and when she approached Tivey held up the hands and feet of o Brien to excite commiseration. The vessel proved to be the Agenora a american. She put off a boat to to licit assistance and the survivors of the Francis Spaight were safely put on l Oard tiie american where they were treated with the utmost kindness. The great failure at Buffalo. The history of speculation in this country has never furnished a More striking instance of its dangerous i sects upon individuals of unsteady principles and grasping desires than that of the recent failure of Benjamin Rath Bun at Buffalo new York accompanied As it was by the discovery of frauds of the most stupendous kind committed by him in the Hope no doubt of retrieving himself. This event has naturally caused the greatest consternation throughout the District of country which was the scene of his operations. He had so completely identified himself with its Prosperity and. By his apparent wealth and Enterprise had gained such a standing As to be regarded As the Girard of the West quot that the explosion came upon the Community like an earthquake. Well it might for tiie latest account asserts that his liabilities amount to two millions of dollars and that of Liis immense amount upwards of one million eight Hundred dollars Are due upon forged paper. This a Rwy be and probably is exaggeration but still tiie fact of such an estimate gives some impression of the enormous scale upon which Rath Bun conducted his transactions. He was the Principe Speculator in real estate in a Estern new York and particularly in Buffalo. At the time of his failure he had no less than twelve Hundred men and two Hundred horses employed on the buildings he is erecting in Buffalo kept four stores in that place la built there a hotel As Large As the City hotel and has built at Niagara Falls the first Story of a hotel which if Ever completed on the plan on which it is begun will to larger than Astor s. He owns the stage lines from Buffalo to Canandaigua steamboats on Lake Erie besides a great part of the water Power at the Falls has Mills houses farms and property of every description in Buffalo and its Vicinity. He owned six Hundred horses carried on a species of banking establish ment and had an his employ Twenty eight clerks and two thousand other persons engaged in various departments of business. Such was his desire for accumulation that he rarely suffered property to pass out of his hands but retained it with a tenacity which was his ruin. The discovery which brought Rath tio to the end of his career occurred As follows a a Short time since or. David e. Evans of Batavia the former agent of the Holland land company and a gentleman who had been for some years past the Friend of or. Rathbun was on his Way to the South a and while in Philadelphia certain circumstances came to his knowledge which led him to mistrust the Good Faith of or. R. He accordingly went to the Bank of the United states where he found Rathbun s notes with his forged endorsements 0 the amount of one Hundred thousand dollars. On making this discovery he hastened Home As fast As possible and on arriving at Buffalo ascertained that Rathbun was at Niagara attending the Sale of lots. He repaired thither at once and advised Rathbun that he was fully aware of what had been done and requested him to accompany Hiti to Buffalo for the purpose of arranging matters. He willingly assented and on his arrival there made an assignment of All his property for the Benefit of his creditors in the counties of Erie Niagara and Chauta Quei other facts of the same character were soon ascertained and Rathbun and his Brot Ier Lyman were lodged in prison. The Nephew Rathbun Allen escaped. He and Lyman Rathbun arc said to be the persons who committed the forgeries with the knowledge of Benjamin. Or. Evans was forged upon to an amount Over two Hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Seventy thousand dollars were thus obtained from one Bank in Ohio. The property of the forger is said to be nominally Worth from two to three millions and will if properly managed cover his liabilities. The chief loss if there should be any will fall upon those who Are Able to Bear it. Tre labourers clerks amp a. Will have their demands first liquidated by the assignees. The Early history of Rathbun is spoken of As follows about Twenty five years ago he did a very Large business at Cherry Valley and had something like a Bank in connexion with his father but ultimately failed. From Cherry Valley he removed to Sandusky in Ohio where partly in consequence of sickness of himself arid family he became extremely poor so that the whole wardrobe of the Lious Ehold was on their backs. In this condition about Twenty years ago he entered Buffalo and hired a Small tavern with the furniture. Philadelphia news. Great Cavern. During the last season As we Are informed by a Brahman some Hindoo travellers having ascended the principal Hilaleh Mountain which is five Miles High about a Quarter of this distance stopped to rest on the Spur which juts out Tow cards the West. There while walking about our informant states that he discovered a subterranean aperture which proved on inspection to be Twenty feet High and sixteen wide All of the finest Marble and within was a capacious and perfectly Henns spherical apartment about three Hundred feet High. He now returned to his companions who All agreed to explore the subterranean Cavern procuring suitable articles from a Village eight Miles Distant. Next Day they entered the Cavern and proceeding East two Hundred Yards entered Ano cure for glanders. A cure for this disease which has heretofore baffled tiie veterinary Art has been a great Desideratum it being very contagious and generally fatal. About Twenty years ago i knew sixteen horses to die of this dist., per in one livery stable by taking in a horse diseased notwithstanding my remonstrances with the keeper Riddle. Or. Coleman professor in the veterinary College London has lately expressed a desire that a sure remedy might be discovered for this complaint after fifty years practice in the veterinary Art i feel confident that i have at length found a cure for the disease having within the two last years succeeded in three most violent cases. The remedy is As follows put a Tea spoonful of the Oil of Rue into each ear of the horse three or four times a week for Siy a fortnight. If the Oil cannot be obtained use Douile the Quantity of the tincture of Rue keep the ears stopped up with Cotton tying something soft round them to prevent the Cotton falling out put a Rowel under the jaws. If in Good condition bleed him once or twice. Should ulcers appear in the nostrils a mixture of one third of the tincture of myrrh and two thirds of the Oil of olives should be applied with a sponge. Should the ulcers be very bad a Little red precipitate powder maybe added to the above. The horse s head should be bathed with neat s foot Oil to cause a relaxation. After discontinuing the use of the of of Rue a Little of the mixture of the Oil of olives and myrrh Shourd be put into tiie ears As a preventive to mortification. Keep the horse s body open and place his feed upon the floor which by causing him to hold his head Down will assist to produce a discharge from the nostrils. Philadelphia news. Remember me. There Are not two other words in the language that can recall a More fruitful train of past remembrances of Friendship than those. Look through your Library and when you cast your eyes upon a volume that contains the name of an , it will say Kemem ber me. Have you Anji client album the repository of mementos of Early affection turn Over Iti leaves stained by the Finger of time sit Down and Ponder upon the names enrolled on them a each Speaks each says remember me. Go into the crowded Church Yard among the Marble tombs read the simple and Brief inscriptions that perpetuate the memory of departed ones they too have a voice that Speaks to the heart of the living and says remember me. Walk in the scenes of Early rambles the a Ell known paths of the winding streams the overspread Trees the Green and gently sloping Banks recall the dreams of juvenile pleasure and the recollections of Youthful companions Uliey too Bear the treasured injunction remember me. And this is All that is left of the wide Circle of our earthly friends. Scattered by Fortune or called away by death or thrown without our rank by the changes of circumstances or of character in time we find ourselves left alone with the recollection of what they were. Ther by an aperture As Large As the first. They travelled nearly three Miles across this with a gentle ascent and entered another in which i after five Miles travel they discovered a gentle current of water nearly Twenty nine feet wide and two deep running Over solid Rock. After following the Stream Abr a mile Uliey came to entire skeletons of men and animals and after examining them they judged it Best to return to the Mouth Cavern and procure horses. To o Days afterwards they set out again the noise of the horses hoofs was re echoed like Thunder in the first Cavern in it a much louder and in the third it was so deafening that they Durst continue Only at a very slow Pace. After crossing the Brook at about thirteen Miles from the Entrance they came to a fourth Cavern where they left their horses proceeded Barefoot on account of the Echo. They had probably reached some local Point when their whispers to each other had a loud strange and terrific sound and a Hittle after the sneezing of one of the horses resounded through the immense vault and made the party by its effects beware of proceeding farther. They returned again to the external world but they have made some wonderful discoveries which they will publish. Calcutta Gazette. Wooden Hames. Among the thousand wooden notions manufactured in Rochester one of the most singular is the newly invented Hame for horses. The article is designed to supersede the use of the common stuffed leather collars and singular As it May seem to the a reflecting one of the chief Reco quot a emendations it possesses is the galling miseries resulting frequently from the use of the Ordinary Collar. The wooden Collar is so turned As to be Well adapted to the form and motion of the horse it keeps the neck and shoulders Cool and free from sweat and is an article Well deserving attention not merely for its ingenuity cheapness deafness and durability but also on account of humanity for its in hence in freeing a Noble animal from the suffering too frequently occasioned by the article now in common use. Let those who feel disposed to laugh at such wooden notion see and judge for themselves before they exercise their wit in ridiculing the newly invented Hame or wooden Collar. Messes. Wing and North one of whom is the inventor Are now manufacturing the article in the Globe building opposite the Railroad office a Roch dem. Creoles. There is it the North a general misconception of the term a Friend of mine who had visited Louisana for his health after a residence of a few months gained the affections of a very Lovely girl and married her. Lie wrote to his Uncle in Massachusetts to whose estate he was heir expectant communicating the event saying that quot to had just been United to an amiable Creole whom he anticipated the pleasure of introducing to him in tie the old gentleman on receiving the letter stamped raved and swore and on the same evening replied to his Nephew saying quot that a he had disgraced his family by marrying a mulatto he might remain where he was As he wished to Lave nothing to do with him or any of his woolly headed yellow skinned brats that might be my Friend however ventured Home and when the old gentleman beheld his Lovely Bride he exclaimed quot the d�?1, Nephew if you Call this Little Angel a Creole what Likely chaps the real Ebony co goes must be in that the old gentleman is not alone in his Conception of a Creole. Vav Here there is one individual in new England correctly informed there Are one Hundred who like him know no distinction Between the terms Creole and mulatto. Creole is simply a synonyms for native. It it is a general application to say quot he is a native of contrary to the general opinion at a the North it is Seldom applied to coloured persons. Creole is sometimes though not frequently applied to mississippians but Vith the exception of the vast India islands t is confined to Magazine. Boston aug. 17. A most shameful affair occurred Here yesterday. Or. F. Cobb one of the wealthy men of the City started from the Maverick House l ast Boston yesterday on a Wager that he would drive Liis horse and gig to a fam a distance each Way of 13 Miles in 100 the Wager was it 0 dollars. The horse was one of the most Noble 6f this Noble race of animals. In 8g minutes the 26 Miles were run Over but some dispute occurring about the distance after he had returned to the Maverick House he wheeled his horse about again and drove three fourths of a mile in and out and within the Given time of 100 minutes with yet six minutes to spare so that the Wager was gained beyond a dispute the Cost of the horse was about 500 dollars or Over and 1000 dollars was the a Igor gained. But the Noble animal Jian cd and heaved mightily after he had finished his great feat and soon fell Down and died a and thus to gain Iio o dollars for his master his life was made the forfeit. The plainest statement of the fact carries with i the Weizi Lueit condemnation. O a a steam boat motto. The following Are the particulars of the blow up on Board this boat As Given to us by or. Bonte brother of the Captain. The Accident happened on tuesday afternoon last at the foot of Blanner Bassetts Island the boat was aground at the time. There were killed at tiie time nine besides those since dead quot whose names arc As follows of. Adams of pa., Cabin pets Senger and two Dock passengers names unknown j. Dawson and Redman Becknell engineers Thoma Fisher and Scott deck hands Robert Lowrie and Alexander Devin Ney firemen Sears and one name unknown Charles Beck Cabin boy total dead twelve badly scalded Frederes and Hamilton less severely John s6uth, William Side Thomas .ynch,--humphry.�?e. Post. High handed robbery. On Friday night last or. B. F. Wood of this place was robbed in , Indiana of ��?�2340, in Bills by two villains who it is believed had gone on the same boat and went on Shore at the same time with or. W. For the express purpose of committing the outrage. He had left the boat but a few minutes about 9 o clock when he was violently assaulted knocked Down and gagged by the two persons above mentioned. They then rifled his pockets and made off. They also took from him a valuable Patent lever Silver watch having the initials of his name on the Back of the inside Case. It is supposed that the villains must have accidentally seen or. Wood with the Money and that they immediate cd formed a plan to Rob him of it. A More daring outrage has Seldom fallen to our lot to record and we sincerely Hope the perpetrators of the nefarious deed May be arrested and brought to consign punishment. Or. Wood offers a Reward of $500 for the Money and robbers or $300 for the Money alone. The robbers were White men genteel dressed one having on a White Vest and White hat and the other frock coat and Black hat. Most of the Money was composed of $100 u. S. Bank notes cin whig aug 30. Miami canal. We Are informed that the engineers have finished the Survey of the Miami canal from Papua to the Point at which it is to intersect the Wabash canal near Defiance. They have examined both sides of the aug Liaise but neither route will be finally located until the necessary calculations and estimates Are made and the most eligible and cheapest route satisfactorily a Iqua courier. James 1 of England wont out of his Way to Bear a noted preacher. The Clergyman seeing the King enter left his text to declaim against swearing for which the King was notorious. When done James thanked him for his Sermon but asked what connexion swearing had with his text. He answered quot since your majesty came out of your Way to meet me i could not in complaisance do less than go out of mine to meet Henry Clay. The following Toast was Given by the Hon. John Crittenden at the late Celebration at Woodford by. Henry clays Virginia claims him but she is selfish though she boasts his birth place Kentucky claims him but she is selfish though he is a kentuckian America claims him but America too is selfish though he is an american he belong to tho whole civilized world to whatever climes appreciate human Liberty his name belongs to history his Fame to eternity. An empty fellow was lately picked up in the streets of Baltimore and to in to the watch House. Lii the morning on being asked his name gave it As Matthew . A wag of a watchman observed that no one would have caught him picking up an empty m. To purse. Prior bit of a wag on Board the steam boat from Norfolk being not a Little disquieted in his slumbers by some legions of fellow lodgers who seemed to dispute his ii he to the berth called out Miallo Steward what Massa bring me the Way Bill. What Fri Massa .1 want to see if these bed Bug it put Down their names before i did if not i want eni i ironed of Baltimore transcript. I it it in i Aiti Rii quot

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