C-J 3-13-1898 4 GRC

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C-J 3-13-1898 4 GRC - CO i I g JK . c o fir aso scott coranza Grant...
CO i I g JK . c o fir aso scott coranza Grant of 130.000 Acres.) powerfully and save great labor and ex- "Itn'isOS the trustees granted to Will-lam Clark the lights, privileges and advantages of what is known as the "mill strip," between the town lots and the river for the purpose of opening a canal through any part of it on which to erect mills and for the construction of locks for the passage of boata. Clark was to pay the trustees 1 per cent, on the production of all water works on the canal and S per cent on the toll of boats passing through. Afterward the trustees. In 1807. on th petition of dark, modified their resolution so aa to give Clark the fully and profitably for many years. Beach was a soldier, too, like Clark. tng a West Pointer. When a trust wa formed among the cement men he wen out of business, but there is plenty o cement rock still where his old ml. stands. . There was a ferry across Silver ereek 1 1 1800 kept by Geo. Hughes. There wer five ferries altogether at Clarksville, an-the charges were regulated by- law. Fenian and child it cost 124 cents to cm. horse, 12H cents; every head of neat rat tie 12 V cents; sheep, goat or bog. 4 cent each; wagon. $L Tlx Indiana CanaL. I In 1819 work was actually begun on th canal and had It been pushed the Lou! J ville and Portland canal would not hav been built, but here "the power of th press' came in. The newspapers on thd Kentucky side of the river ridiculed the! idea and fought it at every step. Not4 withstanding this opposition $120,000 wa actually subscribed for a canal an Clarksville. It was to be t miles long i 100 feet wide, 45 feet deep, and to hav HI a fall of 23 feet. The charter would have expired in 1899. and was granted! by the Indiana Legislature on condition that the work be completed In 1824 ( which was not done. The canal waa to tap the Ohio in Jeffersonvllle about! where Dave Barraore's shipyard waaj -formerly located, and waa to come out) S below the falls. The Indiana Legislature j by the way. authorised a- lottery in 182(1 to raise 3100,000 for the benefit of thial canal. It may not be out of place here to aay that the right to run this lottery and to have daily drawings nas expire! It waa currently reported a couple of, weeks ago tnat a numoer or coiorea gentlemen from Louisville were holding drawings twice a day. In Clarkavlile. Tbey may have heard of this old act. but I doubt it. an it waa given out that they wer running on the Frankfort plan. " Although other companies have been formed to construct such a fttnel rftthin"f elaborate plan for a work such aril ra'' noped for by Gen. Clark and hi. mi.i 1 ; ates to utilise the water-power at thJf falls, but It had no financial backing. U The scheme to build a canal as Weill as th protect to omnia ....JI nnuncinx ine territory lying IrJ si nui, may never Oe realized' Few of the 60,000 people now living it v" iuv kuuw imi sucn tnings wer ever considered, and tbe few historic In cidents here related are given for whnl they are worth. Ancient history, though " m.7 ut, it win n news to many. Oen. Clark'i Indiana Life. Gen. Clark must have lived In Clarks vUl for a period of at least flfteei Me fiaa come frgpr, " ' ? ho originated tbe 74 1 tin: tuiiiininv nr insr - ir. a a

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 13 Mar 1898, Sun,
  3. Page 20

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