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   Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - February 9, 1838, Bloomington, Indiana                                 it i^lmiûiiiliigiiiiii  VOL. 8.  FRIDA¥ FEBRUARY 9, 1838.  NO. ».  KDITEH AND PUBLISHED F.VERY FRIDAY  BY M. L. DEAL.  OrriCE ON MAIN CROSS STREET, FIRST DOOR WEST OF MAJ. HIGIIT'S.  TERMS.  Two dollarn in «dvancp, two fifty in pix moutliB and three at the end of the yei.r.  No paper will be diecontinuod until all arrearages are paid up.  (^¿tAvbrtiseiiknts ot ten linra or less, will be published three weeks for one dollar, and 25 cents for each additional insertion.  All advertisements must he marked with the number of insertions, or they will b« inserted till forbid and charged accordingly.  The CASH must invaric-bly accompany a>h-ertisc-ments from a distance or thuy will uot receive attention.  All letters !4nd communications addressed to the editor must bo free of postage. No variation whatever need be ex|iected from these terms.  LIST OP AGENTS. The following gentlemen arc requested and authorized to act as agents: to receive Subscriptionp, Job Work,\dveriisiiig ice. and receipt for the same. Thomas C. Johnson, Spencer, la. H. H. Throop, Mill (irovo, la. Samuel H. Smyth, Kowlinggrecti, la. » Gamaliel Mm-lsafs, Fairfax,ia. Wm. Heuod, Esq. (roluiiiluis, la. E' G. Wavman, hi.  D. A. Rawlinc;s, N.nv Al'jHny, la. J. 8. Irwin, i.oiiipvilli', Ky. George May, Parkersburg, Mont;^oiiipry Co. la. Wm. S. Roberts, Esq., Nashville, la. Dr. I. B. Maxwell, Frankfort, la. John Batterton, Grnencsstlo, la. Georse G. dlr:<n, E»»}. Bedford, Indiana.  Ix\ DIANA LEGISLATURE.  tvventv-eco,\d skssion.  IN tiENATK.  Monday Jnunary 24.  Oil moti'jojof Mr. TitoMPSON ofL.,n resohuion was adopted providing for going inlo the olwtion (the House of lloprescintanvfi C'.nuHirintr.)jjr ihioe members of thu Board of I'ubiic Works, ia |)iace ol Mossrs. Clfiidencn, (Jruhurr), und Lewis, at 2  . • <k, P. M.  . Morgan of 11. moveJ iho following rcisoUitioii: That lh<; comntiituc of wtiys and iiieaos vtructed to inquire whether Ihe coin;)ensation o. Secretary of Sinie is equal to the seivices required of that officer, when compared with the sal-Hries and duties of other state olhcers, including the Flnginoer Dopartmeiit, with ieavo to report by bill or otherwi'^e.  Mr. Clark moved to further ani(>nJJ)y aJiiing the Auditor of State, which was agreed lu.  Mr. Dcnning moved to air.cnd furilicr by adding the Treasurer of Stale.  Mr. C/,AHh' moved that the reports oi" ihc; Tit'/»s-■ \in;r and Auditor of Slate relaiivt; m i.'inr r('sj)uc-live salaried be taken up uiul rrloi red^wiiii tin; lo«-o'atioti to the committee of « n vs an J mtans, which was agreed to  'J'he resoluiiou as amciiJcd wa;> liien ailoiitc l.  Sir, Ho.vgland introduced a joinl rusuliui.ii» for the Ijcnefii of the colloctor of Scott coii.ity ; which was read three several times uiiJ pushed.  Oa motion ff Mr. Clark,  Resolved, That the Secretary of.S ate be rc(pjes-Ifd lo ri'|>oft to th« inmate a ¡»talci. cnt of the amount of Salary and peiqui.si' -s of oiilce by him received for all services imposed upon him by law.  ilills were rejH)rti'il frooi the coiniiiittce of revision by Mr. Dunning anO .Mr. Mnchcll; which weie twice rend and mado the order of the day.  Mr. C()li:hkk, fiom the select coinfiiit?ee, to which was lelerred a joint resolution of the Senate instructed our Senators and requesting our Re|)re-»entatives in Cont,'ress to endeavor to procur« the passage of a law authorizing the reception of notes of specie paying Siato Hanks in piiyment for public due-i, wilb on»,' a.-Tiendment, which was by con-lining ihe law to the sale of |)ublic lauds.  The Senate concurred in the amendment.  Mr. moved toaiuend by inserting,"to  t'lC amount of 160 lu-ics for each inemlHjr of his funiiy foi wlioiii he :ii:iy (io.-ire it> purchase and no iiioie "  Afr. Clakk nK \('.i to amend the amendment by inserting, "and u(;i c.vcccdiiig one iCriion in his own nHmej"' whiili "as njireed to.  Tho question wa^i then take n on the amendment u¡amended, and doierminc.i in the negative.  Mr. Kkn-nt-uv moved to amend by inserting "all Hanks which do now pay specie for their notes and nil Banks which will commence and continue the payment of specie for their notes on or before the /irit day of March 183B;" which was lost—yeas li, nay»3C.  Mr. Caihcakt moved to amend by adding "provided that no more than a 160 acres be so purchased in the name of one jierson," which was deter-iiiined in the negative—yeas 13,naysii8.  Mr. Kennahv moved to lay the joint resolution and tho anitndment on the table, which motion did not prevail.  .Mr. Kcnncdv moved that the joint resolution be laid un the table, which was al^o decided in the nt'ijalive—yeas 10, nay.s .'iJ.  Mr. Kennedy moved to sti ike out tHe word specie, which did not prevail.  .Mr. Diady movcii to »l, lUc out il.e .second resolve, which was determiuod in iho negative—years (i, nays 33.  On motion of .\fr. Heard, the j<iint resolution was ronti^as engroisaed, and read a third time and  ¡)as5od.i  ihen tho Senate adjounn-d.  *'i Hi: toR wAurs.—A sulnonber in Canada says —"\\ lu II a schoul Iwy I liad a lurgo wart upon niv thiiiiib. My teacher loM mo to rub tho wart well against h>y IVont teeth, os soon as 1 awoke in the moiniiig, for a number of mornings, and it would moon dixappour. I obeyed him, and my "uwart disappeared in than two wneks, without t|iiin, except • little when in the act of rubbing. 1 inav iidd, that I havvhad warts at times since, (1)0  'ng now fifty-four years of age,) and the samo meaní applied for a short timo always removed them,"  PHRENOLOGY. We have been politely favored with tho follow ing extract of a letter from a gentleman of this place to a sister in a neighboring county.  * * • • I know not what has led nie into this philosophizing strain, unless it be the attention I have devoted for some days past, to the constitution of man, as developed by Phrenology. Dr. Bur-hans, of whom you have heard me speak, has been here about ten days, and has delivered two must able public lectures, in the College Chapel, to large and respectable audiences, on this subject, i wish you could have heard them, you would have been much delighted. Phrenology is no longer a subject to be ridiculed, or laughed out of countonancc by those who have never investigated it, but a beautilul and interesting science, and confessedly the most important which has ever engaged the attention of mankind. Legitimately there is no guess work at all in it, as some suppose who have witnessed only the blunderings of pretenders to an acquaintance with it; every proposition is demonst-ated by facts which are incontrovertible; and there is no physical science supported by a hundredth part as many ol these "stubborn things," as that of Phrenology. It perfectly coincides with the present rational mode of philosophizing; it is not founded on hypothesis, but based on experience, and years of patient, laborious, and persevering observation. Any persons may satisfy themselves of the truth of this remark, who will acquaint themselves with the origin of its discovery, and the history of its progress to the present day. It is ofinfinite importance to every teacher, to every parent, (especially to the mother,) lo every individual of the human family who has a sutiicient endowment of intellect to understand its inductions. "Know thyself," is a great moral precept, which was consecrated, in letters of gold, in the Temple of Delphos; but what means of knowing ourselves did we possess, before this invaluable discovery was made, compared with those which are now presented to us? Reflecting on our own consciousness could never impart this knowledge, and hence, every system of metaphysics from Aristotle to Locke, and (rom him to the more modern ones of Brown, Stewart, and Reid, have been, more or less, at variance, and all defective. This science commends itself strongly to my understanding on account of its simplicity, harmony and beauty; qualities which charncterize alt the other natural sciences. Powers which are analogous, which resemble one another in their nature and uses, or which act upon and co-operate with one another, we should naturally ex|>ect would be situated near lo one another, and in such a way as either to adjoin, or at least admit ofan easy communication. Accordingly immedialely above Amativeness, or the organ of |iliysi(;al love, we have Philoprogenitiveness giving 111-; lovo orotr:5pring, and Adhesiveness, producing thf ¡)rí)¡)ensi!y to attachment; these three constituting the group of the domestic feelings. Next to them wo iind Combativeness, as if there were no dearer objects than these for which the various pow ers could be exerted. Turning to the region of the Sentiments, we find Veneration, which produces the teiiJcncy to religion, surrounded by Benevolence, Hope, Firmness and Conscientiousness; here are the fountains of the whole charities and duties of life as-cociated in a group, and beautifully arranged for cciprocal and combining action. We find Ideality approaching these, but a little below thorn, yet so near to, and ulwve Constructivencss ;is to give elevation and retinement to its designs. ideality also adjoins to Wit as if to give soul and fancy to poetry. In likemanner we find the knowing organs, or those which simply |)erceive, arranged together along the sujierciliary ridge, and those of ReHection and Comparison occupying the summit of the forehead, like the powers which govern and direct tho whole. Such a system is more beautiful, systematic, and appropriate than human ingenuity could have devised; and, taken in connexion with the fact, that the organs were discovered at different times, and in separate situations, and that order and beauty appear^ only after the ultimate filling up of the greater part of the brain had taken place, It affords a convincing proof that the organs were discovered, not invented, and that the system is the work of the great author of maifs nature,and not of Drs. Gall and Spurzheim.  How easily does this science enable us to account for a thousand things in the natural and moral world, which were before totally inexplicable. That children of the same family, who have been educa ted nearly alike, and enjoyed the same advantages, should manifest in many cases opposite, and oflen dissimilar tastes and inclinations, and an attachment to very diflerent pursuits. That the children of many |>ersons remarkable fur piety, and attention to the duties prescribed by religion, should manifest an utter indifference to parental example. That all men who think at all on the existence of a presiding Deity think difTerently of his attributes; their ideas depending principally on their own personal peculiarities. The angry man remembers that God once swears in his wrath in the Bible, and thinks it is not very wrong to give way tu hia own feelings of irritation. The weak, good-natured, careless, flexible man forgets tho justice of God, and thinks only of his mercy. The stern and inflexible man considers God only as a severe Judge; while he who is fond of power sinks every attribute in that of sovereignty. Tho samo tendency shows itself in the doctrinal systems which men ado zheiin said that thorough-going be  All in describing character, both publicly and pri vately, that he astonished the most incredulous, be fore he engaged to instruct a class. Another class is being formed, and we trust tho Dr. will pay us another visit before many months. You will think I am an enthusiastic student; but not more so, I can assure you, than many others. 1 do not expect to attain without great labor and attention, (more perhaps than I shall ever be able to devote to it,) the astonishing facility Dr. B. possesses, of analyzing and describing character; I should think this cheaply purchased at a thousand dollars. Since Dr. B came amongst us we begin to understand one another as we never did before and never should, oven after years of aocial and familiar intercourse, without the aid of this science. In relation to many, to u.se a strong expression, h seems as though the day of Jud gment had come^ for the secrets of many hearts have been revealed." • » • »  »t. Dr. Spur-ievers in the doctrines of Election and lieprobation wore generally distinguished for large organs of Sell-esteem and Destructiveness. You see a difference of cerebral development makes it all plum. 1 have not tiineor space to pursue this sublet farther at present. 1 will merely addthat Dr. Rurhans haa beeo teaching a class ol'aboutSO, including thePresident and nearly all tho Faculty of the Collage, and a large number of citizens and studentu; men who are determined to test Its truth or falitehood, aud abide by the result of their own convietiooa. I have heard of wii > have not found the proofiiaeoumulating on thom as thuy progre»6cJ. Dr. B. was so  Selected for the Post. My son," said the Quaker, <'when thou seest closed bag containing many things, be noi hasty iu deciding on'their qualities. Open it, and examine for thyself: thou niayest then be enable to form just opinion."  AnoktmOus. PHRENOLOGY, BY A LADY. I am a married woman, about—but never mind that—it is not necessary to my present purpose that the world should be acquainted with so unimportant a secret.  1 received a good education, that is, as times were when I got it. I can read, write, and cipher a little. I can wash, i ron, make and mend ; cook a plain dinner, and bake as good broad as my neighbours. Besides which lam particularly attentive to clean-iness in all the deapartmcnts of housekeeping; and do every thing in my power to make my husband and children comfortable.  After this account of my domestic^ qualities, it may excite surprise when I add, that I am also a philosopher! or philosopherci«, which I think is more correct. But it is so. 1 am almost a regular Blue.  All my i«|)are time is occupied by investigations of Nature; particularly the nature of the human race; still more particularly the phenomena of{thc human mind. In short, 1 am now associated with a select coterie of loitered ladies, who judge of char-acreron tho real, patent, phrenological plan. 1 must explain how this happened. My better half, who is a very studious man, a short time ago submitted his head to the examination of an itinerant professor of phrenology, and was so well pleased with the character given of his own head that nothing would satisfy him until I consented lo have mine examined. At first I laughed at him. The idea of discovering peoples' cliaracters by ^looking at the form of their heads, appeared so perfectly ri-diculcus, that I really could not help laughing. Over and over he requested me lo visit the prhenol-ogist; filial la-t, findiiii^ liim to be extremely anxious that I slioulJ. I '■oiiseiitcd, particularly as he promised 'ii-- a lu v. tiru-.-^ I'lr my compliance.  On tl,^-fullowii:;,'(lay I went down town, accompanied i.y a con;i;i'. iiiial female friend, submitted to liie operation with some slight apprehension of the conse<jiiciices; and am now about to communicate the particulars of my phrenological character:—  I received a chart Which I've got by heart: The man said 1 was a pout, But J'm sure I didn't know it; Yet as soon as 1 knew it I felt an:\iou5 to a bow ir.  Thcicare the first rhymes I ever made in my^ life and as they were produced spontaneously without meditation, it satisfies me that a talent for" |Kx;lry miut be innate, as much so as the core ofan apple, or marrow in an edge-bone of beef.  As the professor told me, that my organ of order is large, 1 shall, uf course, write methodically-  In the first place, then, I was informed that my "amativeness'''' is well dcvclo()ed. I do not know exactly how that may be, but I certainly did marry at sixteen; and am now blessed withelven healthy children. Nobody, however, can guess my age from/Aa/circumstance, for more than once there were twins. I do also love my husband dearly, and have every reason to believe the ardour to be mu lual. We never separate even for an hour without an u^ectionate kiss, with ditto on our again meeting.  The exomincr of heads next told n>e that "pJtilo-progenitiveness'''' ( am certain that almost everlasting word is spelled right, because it took me nearly halt an hour to copy it from the chart) is of a respectable size. That I have no doubt is true; for if any mother dotes upon her children nwre than 1 do on mine, 1 am confident they must be all spoiled. 1 am constantly studying their happiness, and make many sacrifices of my own comforU on their account.  My third organ he called "concenirativeness but as 1 could not understand iU true character frum the very confused account given of it, 1 am unable to say whether I have this propensity energetic or weak. Some phrenologists, it appears, believe con-centrativeness to be the faculty for ¡¡[etting into high places: others, that it is employed m bringing our thoughts to «focus; and is a sort of intellectual double convex lens, it is a great pity'the question is not settled.  The next was a more intelligible ornn, "adke-tivetw;««," which produces friendship. This organ, the man said, was in my head rather small ; although it is, said he, of a Aill aeeri^« size. According to the profesaort, adheeiveoesa is seldom "large" aud never "very large.** As 1 have many friends, 1 rather doubt tnat.  1 was a little startled when informed that my "cosiAoinwMM," and'*d«<fri(ciitwiiest," were largely developed, until 1 recollected having driven a negro fellow out of the house with a broom-stiek, who entered it under pretence ot wanting Mr. Juhuson, when 1 verily believe it waa his intention to steal. Also that 1 frequently set mouse-traps in the pantry, aud rejoioe when the little wretches are killed in them. I am moreover, a merciless deetroyer of cock-ro«ob«s, musquetow, and bed-twgs.  The two next projiensitios, are "aiimentir>-ne^g," or the love of eating; and the "/ore of lift,^ the professor said were not fully asceituincd. This excited my "ipom/ir" for if there is any thing in*y exporienc« more certain than aiioilvir, it is, th * I often feel hungry and de.si re to cat; nn.'l while is good health have a horrid antipathy to dying. Yot it appears that the location, if not ihe existence, of tho cause of these feelings h not understood.  The next organ examined was my "js^criiircae««," with res|)ect to which the profes.sor was mistaken. He said 1 had it "large." After ho i ing fie character of this part explained, I fel t angry at his .saying si>. I am very Hure that I have nodispusition toconceal, deceive, or tell falsehoods. I always inform my husband of all that occurs in hisahsencc; and when, shortly after our marriage, while I was in bloom of youth, some yourig nrien in our boarding-hou»< wanted to flirt wiih me; I mentioned their impertm enco to him,and he wrung their noses, w4iich served thom quite right. Whenever it happens that I hear of a lady, even though she be one of my most intimate acquaintance, who ha.s been guilty of an indiscretion, 1 always take the greatest pains to make the circumstance as public as possible;and I do sincerely believe thai I never told an untruth in my life. With respect to my secretive organ, therefore, I am confident the follow was wrong. 1 have no such propensity: nor do I know uf any woman that has.  Alter this ho told me what I believe to be true— that my organ of (not inquisitive:,  ness, for that I deny) u of a very fair size. It is certainly a fact that I do love to acquire; and havo got together as fine a collection of gowns, chemises, silk stockings, lace caps, &c. dtc., as any lady whose husband is no belter off in worldly affairs than mine.  The next organ, which is tho Inst of the first division, is called ^'constructiceness.'''' After looking at my head for some seconds, and rubbing my temples until I began to feel rather queer, ihe examiner said I must have a great genius for mechanics; one of ihe very last things 1 should have suspected-but tlie truth is, that nob^y can tell what they are without the aid of phrenology. A genius for mechanics! thought I; that is certainly very stratige. 1 never had the least idea of building, or manufacturing in my life. But when told that the faculty comprehended every thing relative to construction in all its varieties, and was indicated as clearly by the making a petticoat as the roost splendid specimens of architectuie; I admitted the statement was true, inasmuch as 1 can make my own caps and dresses as well as the best practitioners, without having learned either tho millinery or mantua-nta-king business.  These litttee.xposures of the traits by^which my character is distinguished, mode me a believer in this new science. I was determined, however, to put the skill of the prufcs-or to one more, and a very different test. Our oldest boy, George, wished lo have his head examined, because he had a large bump on the back part uf it, which he said was nut marked down upon my chart. I could have ^iven him a good reason for that—pour fellow! It is really wondorful he was not killed. 1 never knew a cliii<l two years of nge fall down .such a long flight of stairs, and receive nu more injury than he did. .\ow, George is a well gruwn-up lad, and will, on the first of August next, bo exactly—but it is no matter how old he is. He is a smart, good kind of a boy, and I easily prevailed upon his father to let him have fifty cents worlh of phrenology. He returned home greatly disappointed, the professor having told him that his bump, which George prided himself a good deal on, supposing it to bean ex-traordinary.indication of some extraordinary talent, was no "organ" at all, but merely an indurated tumour of the cranial iuteguments, caused by a blow some time ago. Hard words, but I took them down from my son\ lips immediately after he came home. I did not of course let George know the trick I had played him: ho was sufficiently mortified without knowing that.  ;r,This circumstance furnishes conclusive evidence that phrenologisu understand their business; and are nut to be deceived by peculiar formations of the head, produced by accident. So, now, instead of being opposed to phrenology, as I wa« at first, I am quite enamoured with it, and am every day trying to induce my husband, who is a pretty shrewd man, to turn lecturer, as I am sure it is a much easier way of making money than following his profession—for he^is nothing now but a counsellor at law.  My reason for breaking off in this abrupt manner is, that my husband, having invited some geoUe-men to dine with him for the purp<m, as I suppose, of experimenting on their alimenii veness, has requested mo to go into the kitchen and superintend the cooking; and feeling that 1 have got ilio organ (which ought to be found in the head uf every married woman) of "obeyniys|)ou»civenos8," I hasten to do his bidding.  Presence of Mind.—Oao of tho coasters that ply in our bay, came to anchor lost week off Freeport.  The sailor who threw over the anchor carelessly let one of tho flakes catch in hispeajacket, which was buttoned up close,and the unlucky tar wa« diagged overboard with tho anchor, and uiicoremoniously carried down twelve fathoms deep, to take upabirth in David Jonu's Locker. Not likiiiff his sudden exit, and feeling that he was anchor^ on rather uncomfortable ground, the gallant sailor nothing daunted by the accident, unbuttoned his jacket, threw it ofT, and thus extricating himself from the iron grasp of the anchor, came back to Ihe surface, and was taken on buard, with no further injury than the shock his feelings cx|»orieneed by so unexpected an application of the cold water both. ' Port/and Ah'vtrtuer.  Short Dialogue.—''iivod morning, Steward, can I sell vou some meat to-day f"  "Guess uot, mossa, you dreadful nurlite and ob-seekus since I promote tu steward, I nwoibers the  time, when I no want lo buy. you siM out,'git oat  de way you black wnow ball, you ha!"

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