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County and t'p. taxes refunded, 8,943 The Sinking Fund for 1831 amounts Paper for the use of the State, 5,433 to $10,000 ; leaving a balance, after the Wolf scalps,

3,513 payment of interest and the Sinking Distributing public arms,

619 Fund of upwards of $116,830. Adjutants, Qr. M. Gens. and

CANALS. - The amount of tolls colBrigade Inspectors,

1,992 lected on the several canals for the year Refunding taxes improperly paid, 1,608 ending on the 1st November, 1831, was Contingent Funds of Governor,

as follows: Auditor, &c, 4,649 On the Miami

$36,178 Distributing Laws, and Journals, 385

Ohio

63,934 County Treasurers' mileage, 1,007 Expenses attending sales of Ca

Making in all

100,112 nal lands,

1,129 which, after deducting the expenses of Refunding deposites for redemp

collection, leaves $91,619 net profit to tion of lands,

273

the State. New entries at Land offices, 488

The navigation of the Eric and Ohio Librarian's salary,

300

Canal was opened in 1831, as far south Officers and witnesses at Courts

as Chillicothe, a distance of 250 miles. Martial,

131

This, with the Miami canal, and the Interest on College funds,

59 navigable feeders connected with the Increase of Library,

50

main line, make an amount of finished Reporter of Supreme Court,

300

canal, now navigable, of about 314 miles. Carpet for the Senate Chamber, 290

It is stated by the Acting Commissioners Notes and index for revised code, 204

that the portion of the Ohio Canal beBinding do (in part) 1,000

tween Chillicothe and Portsmouth, a disClerk and physician to the Pen

tance of 50 miles, together with the Granitentiary, (additional)

100

ville feeder, 6 miles, already in a very Sheriffs aitending Court in Bank, 171

advanced state, will be completed in July, Clerk to comunittee of Revision, 210

when Ohio will have, of navigable caContingent expenses of General

nals 400 miles ; and which require to Assembly

986

complete them a further expenditure of Sundry small appropriations, 637

$320,504.

LEGISLATION. - At the legislative Total,

111,128 session commenced December 6th, 1831, The tax levied for 1831, for State and were passed twenty public acts. Among Canal purposes, is the same as for 1830; them were an act providing for taking a and it is estimated that there will be census of the white male inhabitants of paid into the Treasury, froin the 15th of the State over the age of twentyone November last, to the 1st of March, en

years. suing, the additional sum of about An act authorizing the sale of the $220,000, which will be amply suffi- lands granted by Congress to aid the cient to defray all the expenses of the State in constructing and extending the Government for the ensuing year.

Miami canal. The amount of the foreign debt con- An act requiring the state auditor to tracted on account of the Canals, is, $4,. apportion annually among the several 400,000.

counties for repairing and making roads The interest payable annually on that and bridges, the amount of the 3 per sum, to foreign stockholders, is $260,- cent fund, granted by the United States 000.

froin the proceeds of the public lands for The amount borrowed from the differ- that purpose. ent School Funds, and transferred to the An act regulating the inspection of fish. Canal Fund, up to the 15th November, An act for perpetuating testimony relat1831. is $257,128.

ing to lands. County surveyors are auThe annual interest on the last nam- thorized to take depositions of witness. ed amount, is $15,428, payable to our es for the establishment of surveyed own citizens for the support of schools. corners of lands. Making the whole Canal debt of the An act relating to nuisances by which State $4,657,128 ; and the annual inter- owners, &c, of slaughter houses are renest payable thereon $275,428.

dered liable to a penalty of from $5 to The amount received into the Treas. $50 for permitting them to remain unury from the sale of lands granted by clean any time between the 1st of April Congress to the State of Ohio, for Canal and the ist of October. Owners of soap, purposes, during the year ending the candle, oil, glue, and varnish factories 15th November last, was $55,009. are made liable to a fine of from $10 to

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$40 for allowing them to remain unclean to Union street — and generally north to a greater extent than is necessary in of Liberty.

The water ascended Wood the prosecution of their business. Per- street to the middle of Second -- the corsons are prohibited from putting dead an- ner of Diamond aud Jail alleys, and the imals in water courses, roads, fields, &c. corner of Market and Liberty street.' The penalties to be paid into the town The Cincinnati Daily Adverti:er states, treasury.

that on the 10th of February, the Ohio had An act providing for the erection of a risen within five feet of extreine high new penitentiary, near Columbus or water. It continued rising, sometimes Franklinton. Besides these, numerous an inch, and at others half an inch per private acts were passed, and among them hour, until the night of Friday, the 17th acts by which 27 churches were incorpo- inst. when it came to a stand, and on rated, 17 state roads, 15 divorces author. 'Saturday inorning at seven o'clock, beized, 12 rail road companies, 10 turnpike gan to recede, from which time, up to companies, 12 bridge companies, 10 libra- Tuesday at seven o'clock, 72 hours, it ries incorporated, 10 towns incorporated, has fallen but little more than three 5 academies incorporated, and 16 acts of feet. It afterwards fell faster, and on incorporation for inanufacturing, scien- Wednesday inorning it had left Maine tific and other purposes.

street, with the exception of the interGreat Flood. — Upon the breaking section of Second street ; and the wareup of the ice in the Ohio about the mid- houses and stores op Front, from Walnut dle of February, 1932, the river rose to to the Old Miami Bank, were re-opened an unparalleled height.

and occupied by their proprietors. The following accounts are from divers On the 15th, 16th and 17th, before the Western papers.

A Pittsburgh news- water had reached its height, many paper of February 141h, says:

frame dwellings, probably not less than *On Friday last Pittsburgh, Alleghany fitly, (many estimate a much larger town, and the lowlands bordering the number,) and other buildings, below river3, were visited by the horrors and Elm street, upset, and not a few of them devastations of the greatest flood that floated away. From Mill Creek to Deer ever occurred since the erection of Fort Creek, a distance of nearly two miles, Du Quesne by the French. It would be and frm the river up to Lower Market in vain to give the particulars of the loss and Pearl streets, was one continued sustained by our fellow citizens -- to sheet of water, excepting only where the describe the perilous escapes froin the walls of the buildings hid it from the raging element -- or the alarm that per sight, varying in depth troin one foot to vaded the city at the prospect of a gen- five and twenty feet and upwards, which eral inundation.

fron Tuesday the 14th to Tues lay the On Thursday evening last in conse- 21st, was covered with boats, arks and quence of the immen-e rains that had rafts of every description, froin the huge fallen and the rapid thaw, the river rose flat boat of 1000 barrels burden, down to to an un'isual height

many houses

the light Indian bark canoe with its sinadjacent to the rivers becaine untenable. gle navigator, with his single paddle, During the night, many families were wending his way along the streets to awakened by the flood pouring into their note the progress of the flood. dwellings, and many effected their es- When the site of Fort Washington, cape at the risk of their lives. The which stood where the Bazaar now shrieks and cries of the women and chil- stands, was fired, the Indians were call. dren could be heard throughout the ed upon to show high water mark, and night. On Friday the rivers arose with they pointed out a tree which grew on astonishing rapidity – and deluged parts the bank, near, or on the spot where the of the city with such celerity that the pump now is, in Lower Market street, as inmates of dwellings were obliged to fly one to which tradition informed them their for personal safety without stopping 10 ancestors had tied their canoes. There save their moveables.

has been much cutting down of the bank • The river arose about thirtyone feet and filling up of the ravine since that above low water mark — of course this periol, notwithstanding which, the waflood exceeded the memorable · Pump- ter flowed within six feet of the desigkin flood' of November 10, 1810, by nated spot, and two or three inches more about two or three feet. The first fat of rise would have brought it to the place. Alleghany town was completely inun- A gentleman of unquestionable veraci. dated. In this city the following ground ty informs us, that in one hundred miles was submerged, viz : the whole ‘Point' distance, above the mouth of the Cum

berland, he counted sixtynine houses four public acts only were passed, acts afloat on the Ohio in a single day, be- apportioning the representation in the tween sunrise and sunset. Lawrence- General Assembly and dividing the burg, only about twenty miles below us, State into Congressional districts. we are informed, was so completely in- An act was passed for the preservaundated that not a family was left in the tion of the Cumberland road ; anthorizplace, all having fled to the high ground ing toll gates to be placed every ten in the neighborhood, and in that distres. miles; prescribing the rate of toll, which sed situation, compelled to “abide the is to be paid into the treasury ; authorpelting of the pitiless storm,' and endure izing the Governor to borrow money to the severe cold which followed it. repair the road, and exempting from toll,

We learn from good authority, that mail coaches, troops, arms and stores of the late rise exceeded that of 1793 by the United States, or of any State, chilthree feet six inches, and that of 1813 bydren passing to or from school, persons five feet ten inches.

going to or from public worship, funerals LEGISLATION. At the second ses- or musters. sion of the legislature in June, 1832,

INDIANA

ELECTIONS. - Congressional, Sep. Expenses of Judiciary,

8,200 tember, 1831.

Miscellaneous,

8,100 First district. Ratcliff Boon, 11,281 ; John Law, 10,905.-Second district.

$10,000 John Carr, 4,855 ; William W. Wick,

Public debt,

40,212 4,610 ; James B. Ray, 1,732 ; Jonathan INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT. An Jennings, 1,681 ; John H. Thompson, act was passed at the legislative session 1,486 ; Isaac Howk, 454. -- Thiid dis- of 1832 io sell and apply the proceeds of trict. Jonathan McCarty, 6,243 ; Oli- the lands granted by Congress to the ver H. Smith, 5,289; John Test, 3,107. State to construct a canal between Lake

SENATOR. December, 1831. Gen. Erie and the Wabash. Commissioners John Tipton was elected a Senator of were appointed to borrow money on the the United States, in place of Mr Noble, credit of the State and to commence the deceased, on the 7th ballot. For Gen. work. Tipton 55, Jesse L. Holman 36, several Eight joint stock companies with an others 14.

aggregate capital of $4,000,000 were in. FINANCES. Estimated receipts for corporated to construct rail roads from 1832.

the Ohio to Indianapolis and to different Cash in the Treasury Jan. 1,

places on the Wabash. 1932,

$74,392 An act was also passed confirming an From taxes,

40,000 act of the legislature of Kentucky, in Outstanding claims, 3,000 corporating a company with a capital of

66

$500,000, to build a bridge across the

$ 117,392 Ohio at Louisville. Erpenditures.

Strict provisions are made for securing Expenses of legislature, $17,200 the navigation of the Ohio for boats of all

Public printing, 4,100 descriptions.
Executive,

2,400

ILLINOIS.

INDIAN WAR. - In the former part indiscriminate attack npon the frontier of this volume, page 10, a succinct ac- settlers. Fifteen persons, men, women count will be found of the origin of the and children, were surprised and murhostilities which disturbed this State dur- dered at a settlement on Indian Creek (a ing the year 1832.

tributary of Fox river) on the 20th Apri!. In the nionth of March, Black Hawk, Two young women were suffered to live, at the head of a band of Sacs and Foxes, but were carried off into Indian captivi. crossed the Mississippi, over which ty. A small party of seven or eight men, he had been removed in 1831 and join- led by Mr St Vrain, the agent for the ing the Winnebagoes under the prophet, Sacs and Foxes, in endeavoring to make in all about 1000 strong, commenced an their way to the Head Quarters of the

war.

army, were suddenly attacked by a of constructing rafts to cross to the isl. much superior number of Indians. Two and. Generals Henry and Dodge of the party were killed.

marched to the Blue Mounds, on the The militia were at once called upon evening of the 23d, for a supply of proto defend the settlers, and on the 14th of visions, where they were joined by GenMay a detachment of two hundred and eral Atkinson, with the regular troops seventyfive mounted volunteers, under and part of Alexander's brigade. After the command of major Stillman, were being supplied with provisions, the purattacked and overpowered on Sycamore suit was renewed, and on the 2d of Aucreek, about thirty miles from Dixon's gust, the savages were overtaken on the ferry. The party met a small party

banks of the Mississippi, and entirely disof Indians, two of whom they killed, persed, with the loss of one hundred and and took iwo prisoners, and, in pursu- fitty killed. The fiendly Indians were ing the remainder, were led into an sent in pursuit, and on the 27th of Au. ambuscade; the detachment being fir- gust, they succeeded in capturing and ed upon by a large body of Indians, delivering Black Hawk, and ihe Prophet, were forced to fly, and with difficulty into the hands of the American General. effected their retreat, with the loss of After their captuie, treaty was made about thirteen killed and as may wound- with the Sacs and Foxes on the 21st of ed. The governor of Illinois then call- September. ed out two thousand militia, to meet at By this compact, the United States Hinepin, on the Illinois river, on the acquire about 6,000,000 acres, of a qua10th June, to be headed by himself. lity not inferior 10 any between the same

General Atkinson, with the United parallels of latitude. It is known to aStates troops in that quarter, immedi- bound in led ore, and the Indians say in ately proceeded to the scene of hostilities.

other ores. And General Scott, with a number of For the tracts ceded, the United troops from the sea board, was ordered States agree to pay an annuity of twento take upon himself the direction of the ty thousand dollars for thirty years, to

support a black-smith and gun-smith in The cholera attacked these troops on addition to those now employed, to pay their route, and prevented thir taking the debts of the tribes, to supply provispart in the campaign. Those under com- ions, and as a reward for the fidelity of mand of General Atkinson, and the mi. Ke-o-kuk and the friendly band, to al. litia who were free from disease, march- low a reservation to be made for them of ed in pursuit of the savages, and on the four hundred miles square on the loway evening of the 21st of July, General river, to include ke-o-kuk’s principal Henry, with his Brigade, accompanied village. by General Dodge, and a battalion of Black Hawk and his two sons, the Michigan volunteers, which had been Prophet, Napope and five others, prin. detached by General Atkinson, in pur- cipal warriors of the hostile bands, are to suit of the Sacs and Foxes, under Black be retained as hostages, during the Hawk, succeeded in coming up with pleasure of the President. All the other him, on the bank of the Quisconsin, prisoners were delivered up to the and immediately made an attack upon friendly Sacs and Foxes. the Indians, which resulted in their de. A treaty was also concluded with the feat, with a loss of sixtyeight men kill- Winnebagoes, for an exchange of lands, ed, on the part of the enemy. The and the removal of that part of the tribe loss of the Americans was trifling

which resided south of the Ouisconsin, amounting to one man killed, and eight and east of the Mississippi. The tract wounded. Night coming on, and the ceded by this tribe contains about 4,. troops being exceedingly fatigued, hav- 600,000 acres, and is represented to be ing marched forty miles that day, no of excellent soil, well watered, and pursuit could be attempted. Black abounding in inducements for agriculHawk passed over to an isiand in the turists to purchase and cultivate. Ouisconsin, to which place he had sent Black Hawk and his fellow prisoners his women. Generals Henry and were brought to Washington, and after Dodge remained on the ground the suc- having been carried through some of ceeding day and night, and part of the the larger cities, to give them a proper next day, being unable to renew the conception of the power of the United attack, in consequence of the entire ab- States, they were disinissed and sent sence of boats and canoes, or the means back to their tribes.

MISSOURI.

FATAL DUEL_From the Missouri Re. army, and brother to Mr Biddle, presipublican of Aug. 30, 1831.-The person- dent of the bank of the United States, al controversy which was carried on for and Com. Biddle, of the pavy.

Mr some time previous to the election, in Pettis was the member-elect to Congress the other papers in this city, between from Missouri. The parties had long Major Biddle and Mr Spencer Pettis, has been in a state of bitter contention, and had a most melancholy termination. A not long since, Major Biddle inflicted a challenge passed from Mr Pettis to Ma- severe personal chastisement on Mr jor Biddle on Thursday last: it was ac- Pettis, for which the latter was tendered cepted, and the gentlemen met on the satisfaction.' Major Biddle was a mar. sand bar opposite this city on Friday af- ried man, but had no children - Mr ternoon. Major Biddle being near- Pettis was upmarried. Both seemed to sighted, he, as the challenged party, believe that the duel would have the

stipulated five feet as the distance at fatal termination that ensued.) • which they were to fight. On the first ELECTION. — August, 1832. — For

fire, both gentlemen were mortally Governor, except Crawford County : wounded. Major Biddle was shot through Daniel Dunklin 9,121 ; Bull 8035; scatthe abdomen, the ball lodging within. tering 700. Congress — Ashley 9498 ; Mr Pettis was shot through the side, Wells 8836 ; scattering 273. just below the chest, the ball passing By the auditors' report of December entirely through the body. Mr Peitis 15, 1832, it appears that the value of survived until Saturday afternoon. Ma- lands and town lots as assessed for taxajor Biddle died yesterday morning. Both tion in 1832, was $7,424,279, of which parties are said to have conducted with the city and county of St Louis held remarkable coolness upon the occasion ; $2,716,664. The value of personal and supposing the wounds to be mortal, property liable to taxation, including, they exchanged forgiveness upon the slaves, $8,363,480. The revenue of ground.

the State from taxes and licenses for [Maj. Biddle was a pay master in the 1832, was $62,313.

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