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Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - February 23, 1838, Bloomington, Indiana ill|lfliflllll||g!|iil1|| VOL. 8.FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1838. NO. 11. EDITED A?(D PtlBf.WHED EVERi FRIDAYBY M. L. DEAL. OrriCE OM MAIN CHOPS STREET, lif.ST DOOR WEST OF MAI. HIRHT'S. ' Two dollars in advance, two fitty ia six nioiuhs And three at the end of the vear. No paper will bo discoutmued until all arrearages are paid up. (¿jf-Avebtisements oi ten line? or l<>ss, will be published three weeks lor one dollar, and cents for each additional inf«crtion. All advertisements must be marked with the number of inMrtionn, or they will be inserted till forbid and charged accordinirly. The CASH niufi inv.iri »lily accompany advertipc-wents fromadiotance or laey wili not receive attention. Ain-'tieri" and communications addressed to the «ditor must be free of pofltaijc. No variation whatever need be exjiected from theso tennn. LIST OF AGENTS. The following gentlemen are requested and authorized to act as ajieiits: to rec^iv« Subscriptions, Job Work, \dvertit;ing kc. andnH' i;«t forihesame. THOMAS C. JOHNSON, Spencer, la. II. II. THROOP. Mill (irove, la. SAMUEL H. SMTTII, Bowlinsfji ' ii, la. OAMAf-IEI- MlH.SAr<, Fnil fii.X J WM. HEHOD, Co!ii!Ti!.ti5. !:t. E* G. WAYMAN, M irtin-iburj;, 1 D. A. RAWI.INGS, Nt'W Ali)ans, 11. J. S. IRWIN, Louisville, Ky. GEORfjE May, Piirkersbur?;, MontjfOmery Co. la. Wm. S. Roberts, E:*«^, Nafhville, la. Dr. I. B. MAXWEt.L, Frankfoit, la. JoH» Hattekton, Grceiic««tle, fa. tiEORiE <T. D' v.v, Es(j. Bedford, Indiana.CONGRESSIONAL. THE imStílSSlPPl CONTESTED ELECTION. Mr. MARTIN, of Alabama, htiving the floor, gave •wav to Mr. OiLASCOCK, wfio isked h ave of the House to have rea<], Ht the Clerk'á u»h!í', a communication frmn Mr. Ci.AiHORNK, one of the siiiinj; members, ■who is confined to his lodjiin^s bv illness. Leave l^'ing granted, the paper was roii.). It accornpan-ier], and wcorptnetidtd to tlie con-Mileration of the House, the resolutions of a held in Missis sippi by "the Demociaiic iiieitiU i s of the Legisla-t Jre'" of tint Slate, exprf ssin:^ their belief in the validity of the élection of Claiborne and <j!hd«on, BS iwmbers oi'the 25;h Congress. Mr. S. WILLL\MS osUud fr what paper the clerk had been readinf:? The Clerk respn.,Jcd,n ■ CZ- V." Mr. WILLIA.MS a-ikcd to, ;!..- reading of the editorial remarks a'í-ontpanyi i-í ¡he article which had boeo read; and this requ.-'iit w-is refused by the fi)lk>winp; vote—Ayes 84, noes f Mr. GLASCOCK said tlint tfi'; manuscript copy of the prooeeditigs of the luf-e^;,;;.' alluded to was in the House, and could be read, it'.!, sired. Mr. McKay suggcsle»! a ii.u.l.tii.uiion of his am-eadinent to Mr. Howard, whicli the latter accepted, and Tiodiéied his atr.enJiiient au as to read as fol-luws-: "/iV* >lvrd, Thnt Scrpfant P. Prentiss and Thos. J. Word aro not cntiiied to ¡.eats in this House as n,embers of the i'öili Congress." Mr. MARTIN, of Alabama, tiiLii resumed the floor, and spoke some time in favor of the aiiiend-mcnt as tninllficd. Af;er ho had fmi>hed, "Mr. BELL n-i-o to inak« an exidanation with re- Sird to some rcitiaiks of his own, alleged by Mr. hett,of South Carolina, lo have been used by himself, upon a former diiy, in relation to tlie influence «.f Mr. Legare u|)on bit colleagues. He considered this to nave been a misapprehension, as he could not rernctnbrr nny retnaiks whicli he had made that were H>ihle to surh nrj interpretation. Mr. CAMPBELL. i^outh Carolina, said he fihould adhere to his ioni.« r course, and would votO lor the amendment. Mr. l'AliKEK,of' New York, also sustained the n!i,endn!eni. Mr. UNDEUWOiil) moved a c:'ll of the House, and deiiiiindcd the yeas und nays on this motion, which were ordered ; anil the call was ordered by IÍIC following vote: Vea» 11)0, Nays 5. The House biMiij; calle«!. .Messrs. Duncan, Ilamer, Kilgure,and W «■!>^t«.r. oft 'hio, Mr. Smith, of Maine, *.ir. Siivdci und Mr. .May, of Illinois, ¡\Ir. Murray, «('Kcn'i!( k V, Mr. liipU y, of Louisiana, and Mr. 'i'ouns,oHùoij;iu, wer« found to beabsent. Messrs, liaiper, Kilj^ore, Muriay, Ripley, Snyder, and 'iowns, were, on motion, uxcustd; and soon after, Messrs. Sn.itii, May, Duncan, and Webster, came jn. JMr. CIXJWNEV, ofSoaih C"aio!iiia, took the floor, and Mr. \\ ISE Hsked hiin lo \ ield it, to enable Mr. Prentiss to aildies« ihfj Housf, m ccui--c(¡iieiu e o( tlu coinniuiiicttiion niadc to that l.ixly hy .Mr. t'luibonie this morning. (Ciic i of no! iiol I'oilosved this re-«juesi.) .Mr. CLOW NE\ , ofi^ouih Curolma, saui he must reluclantly refuse tins icijuc.»!, as lu) did not kiunv liü should ohrain tl;e same oppoiiunity uguin He then addressed the llou-e ut I. in explanation of the voli ho should j;ive in la\oi ol the claim-unts. Sir. ivOnr'R I>'< '.N u iilid'cw hi-i lur endmcnt (to ^>^i^«c uui"i.oi"'ifoiK the luÄiuii.tnl of Mr. Ho\v- Ul(l.) Mr. ADAMS n^kr.l 'o read, at the Clork'a l.iblf, ihc I6lh the Dn'xration of the Ivighls (>l the I'etipic of Mtssiinisiiippi ; which was ordered. 11 IS i;i the follow iiig w Old • : c. 1.0. Tliiii no p.ivMir (»f fcuspeiiding laws 'bii.ill be I xern.-cd, exvepl the Lejjislutuie, or 'its aiithoi it\ [\!r. .M Ai'RV, of I . nn^.s-i.c, (fiom a bed of ill-r^es^) raine in ut tloh »läge of ili»> preccediug.] The (¡uesiion tlien taken on Mr. Howard'« umtntl-inent, und uecidni u-. follow»; -\ EAH—117, N.\iö 117. , Tho CII Alll voud in thf^ affirmalivc. So Ml . lieiPk iiiotiuii was un>ended, as moved by Mr. liowCTid, soai to re»d. '-Tiiat Sergeunt S- Prentiss and Thomas J. Word are not entitled to seats in this House as members of the 26th Congress." The question then recurring on agreeing to the resolution thus amended. After some conversation between Messrs. WISE and BOON. Mr. PRENTISS addressed the House, in conclusion, upon the subject of the resolution, as amended. Mr. UNDERWOOD called for tho yeas and nays, and asked for a division of the question upon the resolution as amended: both of which wore ordered. 'J'he question was taken on the first branch of the resolution, (rescinding the resolution of the last session,) and decided by yeas and nays, as follow«: Yeas 121, nays 113. The question was then taken on the second branch of the resolution (declaring that Messrs. Prentiss and Word are not elected to the 25th Congress,) and was decided by yeas and nays as follows, (Mr. Snyder, of Illinois, having come in from a sick bed:)—Yeas 118, Nays 116. So the resolution, as amended, was adopted. [Note. When the calling of the yeas and nays in this last question was gone through, Mr. Mercer, who had not answered lo his name, rose and said, that he was doubtful whether or not he wa^ within the bar at the moment that his name was called, the noise being so great that he could not hear the call distinctly as he came in. He would leave the question of his being permitted to vote to the House; and cries of "no" arising, he did not press the point, and did not vote. Belbre the vote was announced, Mr. Pope, of Kentucky moved that the gentleman from Va. be permitted to record his vote. The Chair decided that the gentleman could not vote, unless he himself affirmed that he was within the bar when his name wa-s called. Mr. .Mercer, therefore, did not vote, but his vote, had he voted, would not have affected the decision.] So the House again decided that Messrs. Prentiss and Word are not duly elected members of this Congress. The question on the resolution to communioate the fact to the Governor of Mississippi was then agreed to, Ayes 118, Noes 116. .Mr. RHE TT asked leave to ofler a resolution, providing the payment of tho usual per diem to Messrs. Prentiss and Word, from the day they presented their claims to a seat. Objected to. On motion of Mr. BRONSON, the House adjourned. From the Louisville Journal. SOUTH CAROLINA TRE.\SON. Since Mr. Calhoun's desertion from the Whig ranks and his union with the administration party, his followers in Congress, as we mentioned in our paper of yesterday, have become the open advocates of a dissolution of the Union. Having es-ca[>od from the restraints imposed upon them by iheir connection with the great constitutional party ofthecountry, they now give full vent to all their long-suppressed enmity against the integrity of the confederacy. A few weeks ago, a S. C. member of Congress wrote a letter to the Charleston Mercury, stating that he had prepared two resolutions to ^submit ted to Congress, one of them "declaring that the Constitution having failed to protect the South in the peaceable possession and enjoyment of their rights and peculiar institutions, it was expedient that the Union should bo dissolved; and the other, appointing a committee of two members from each state, to report U|>on the best means of peaceably dissolving it. Upon the apperance of this publication, several papers called upon the Charleston Mercury to give up the name of its correspondent. That correspondent it appears, is Mr. Ru£tt, of the U. S. H. of Representatives. Mr. R. has published, in the Na tiunal Intelligencer and Globe of the S4th inst. a long address to his constituents, tho citizens of Beaufort and Coll'-ton Districts, avowing the authorship of the letter to the Mercury, and giving a copy of the rcsolmions which ho had drawn up to be submitted to Congress. 'I'hose resolutions he states to have been as follows: —"The Constitution of the United States having proved inadcijuate to protect the Southern Anglo-Saxon for the master and ruler. Both lacbs I tern genius, and the triumphs of .■Science in Aiuen- «•»«IM* k AM ________/*. . . * I l/k states in the peaceable enjoyment of their rights and projierty, it i® 'ba the said Constitution should be amended, or the Union of the elates be dissolved. Resolved, That a coinmitteo of 2 members from each State in the Union, be appointed to report upon the exMtliency and practicability of amending the Constitution, or the best means of poaccably dissolving the Union." In defence of these resolutions, Mr. Rhett, in Vis address, raves through eoluntn after column appealing to all tho licVco anil vindictive passions of an irascible community. V\'c have room only for his closing paragrapu : "Delay, nut only physically but morally, will weaken evei y day oui capacit)' to redress ourselves. The most deiicato sensibilities will become dull by habitual oiitiago— tho proudest iijiiril be broken by insult long tolerated.—That high sense of national honor and character, which is the strongest bulwark of a i'eople's liberty, may become wast^ and lost und«»f tho intluenco of teasing agitation—vain, harrassing contention—and insults and contumely continually enduroii; and that apathy to the public interests and welfare, u hich is the true prelude to a natiun'.s full, gradually steal over the public mind. .Men will then be looking out fur chance, and be filled with vain hopes and tears. Instead of relying upon themselves tliey will be leaning upon others, until thedread cutastrophecomea and sweep* them down tho rapids. 'I'he path of safety and honor is ever the same. To de/ay demanding our righti is );unerally to abandon them. "The Southern Slates are destined to no oom-mou fate in the history of nations. They will be amongst the greatest and freest, or the most ab^t of the nations. History presents no such oombiaa-tion for republican liberty, as that which exiats amongst them. I'he African for the laborer, the wilTbe exalted and benefited by the relation. We dare not be passive with the responsibilities which onr situation involve«. Wo mnnt^we will aWake —if not to glory, to infamy; if not for defence, for destruction most miserable; ifnot to triumph, to fall, to die, with the epitaph upon our graves, (if graves are allowed us) written by the pen of pRiîanthropy : "Here lie ' i.e meanest bppression and cowards who ever poLuted the earth with their blood." From the Indiana Jaumnl. COMMUNICATED. A parody on part of the XIX chaptcr of Acls. Suggested by the proceedings <f the Senate, on Tuesday the 5lh inst. 23. On tho fifth day of the reign of Martin the first, there arose no small stir at Indianapolis. 24. For a certain man named Thoinns, from the land of Ripley, anullifier, which was also high priest" to the goddess Classification, brouglit no small gain unto the craftsmen ; 26. Whom he called together with tho workmen of like occupation, and said. Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our honors. 26. Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone Indianapolis, but almost throughout all Indiana, this David hath {Tersuaded and turned away much people, saying that mud turnpikes be not goott roads. 27. So that not only this our craft is in dan{»er lo be set at .naught; but also that the temple of the groat goddess Classification shall be dispised, and her economy should bo destroyed, whom all Indiana and the world worshippeth. 28. And when they heard these sayings they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, "Gkkat IS Classjficatio.n of the Ncllifiers." 29. And the wholecity was filled with confusion : and havingcaughtRichaid oflhe land of Lawrence, and Andrew of J)eiaware and the region thereabout Davids's fellow laborers, they rushed with one accord into the Senate-chamber. 30. And when David would have gone irt likewise, the nullifiers sufTered him not. 21. And nine other men, friends of David, desired also to go in, but a certain physician, which was from the land of Perry, drove them away, say ing that they were possessed of devils, and that if they did but touch the sleeves of the nulliiiers liie evil spirits would enter thern likewise. 32. Some therefore cried "taxation," but some "deep diggins," for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together 33. And they drew Oihniel a Tipife, out ofthe system men, they putting him forward, and he bcckoncd with his hand, and wuuld have made hi defence unto the Senators. 34. But when they knew that he wis a System man, a"! they ihat were opposed, with one voice a bout tlie s;mi-e of two hours cried out, "Gre.'.t li ClaSSI.-H-\T1c , of IlIK .\'ULLtI-'lER»." 3 t. \nd wfii ii tlia President had appeased the Seiiatois lie saitl. ye Senators of Indiana, w liat uian is there of you that knoweth not how that the people of this land do not worship the goddess Classili-cBtion, nor einbracc the religion of John tha Crusa derî 36. Seeing then that tho sysloin cannot bo spo-' ken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly. 37. ' ca. Will they not be furniihwj? Mr. Daily is a western man in every renp-'ip:, A: in him, the church ho serves, has a gfted and an a-lilc advocate for Education, as well as n popular ptilpil orator. His warm .American (bohngs will ulwrtys .sccu."!} for liiin a place in the ufloctions of thecoinmuiiity. The style in which ho pre.sent»».! the claiins of.American authors would have done honor to an older head; and pleased us much b-'tter tlmn the homage which ii paid by many to every thing Eoreign, while home productions are neglected. This notice is not written by a sectarinn, as the writer Mands in other ranks from .Mr. D., yet he is mosl sincercly a PHILORHETORIAN. January 30, la.'iS. VICTORI.\—THK BRITISH (ICBEN. This is the object of all admiration to'the British peopcl. It is not unn.itural.—Young, graceful, ac-coinplishfMl, r^yal. heir of the most brilliant empire in the raaini ofchristlan civiliz(.t o i, wijh the niaatle of Elizabeth and the sceptre of Henry, the is unique among tho personages now on the stage of action. The chivalry ofthe middle ages is revived in her favor. Every royal heart Olingt to her des-Liny,andthe re|)ublican himself depirea to keep harmless, amidst the terrors of revolution, his guile-less, smiling lovely Queen. In her late entrance into London, she is said to have lost a diamond jewel. So did Get r^e the HI, at his coronation^ and it was accounted an avail omen; and it wasao: for he lost the brightest jewel in his dominions, the United St.ate.«i. Victoria will be fortunate inde^ if the loss of her jewel shall augur only the loss of the Canadians. She has come to the throne in times of revolutions.—The peace of ihe world is deceptive. The war of opinions is more active than ever was the clash of swords—and the life of no one of her age, can be expected to close without wars, tumulta, seditions and rebellions. Her entry upon the stage is not more promising, or splendid, more fttacina-ling to the people, or hailed with better auguries, than was that of unfortunate Maria Antoinette. The transit ofthe latter from the throne to the scafTold was brief and violent. Her example is not without its profit, even to those who cam'y look upon the ■icfitie. fioin the shores of a distant republic. How ¡icklethe fwver ofthe people! How unstable that f uiidation of those, who have no defence but the breath of the multitude! Louis Philippe was a poor wanderer in America; John, King of Sweden wasa soldier of fortune; while the emperor ofthe French died a prisoner in e.\ile; and the legitimate King of Sweden travelled ein unnoficcd stranger in foreign lands. Thrones are but slippery seats-—and those who hold ilieiu will fmd tllem more so incoming tiiirtS. CituirtiuUi Chronicle. Sic hf>w ihfse Edit.vs loi'e tack olher.-—"\ Van Durcn I'lditor somewhere in Mississippi, complains I hat he is in danger of starvation—Let uim »TAia'i;.---L<)t;2iT/7/i Journal. (^Thc "Van Buicn Editor" thanks you most to death, iinjstcharitablc scribe, and wishes a like pleasant fnte may be in storo for yourself—if vou EscAPK iiA.Nfn.No! ".May tlic hard hand of a vexa^ lions need oppress and grind you," and may you wav lean and lank, and hungry and more hungty still, until apparently your last potatoes is "dancing J uba" to the melancholy music of a noiseless tea-For ye have brought hiiher these men j Settle, and yon are preparing to bury your lost which are neither robbers of clio treasury, nor despisers of economy. 38. Wherefore if Thomas, and the nullifiSrs which are with him,.have a mailer against the system, let them ask oflhe people what thing they may desire. 39. But if ye would do any thing conccrning other matters, it shall be delernrinod by the whole assembly. 40. For ye are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby ye may give an account of this conduct. 41. And when he had thus spoken ho disniis.sed tho assembly. ' LUKE. V^'jjunk of corn bread, with naught but the ghoct of a tnackerel to witness the .sad ceremony-—Then when like the perishing mariner on the desolate wastes of .Arabia, or Prometheus chained to vulture and the rock-"you, living, »uiler all the torments ofthe damned: then may some pampered menea! scribe, the bloated lampooner of his couutryU tear riivrred veterans, and sycophantic eulogist of his cou»-try''s demagogues, pour into his prostituted pen the gall and wormw ood of a cankered heart, and write-'LfiTniMSrAitVK!' From the Record REV. MR. DAILY—EDUCATION. Mr. Editor—I take this opportunity of e.\pressing the pleasure and admiration which I, with hundreds of others, felt, in listening to the truly eloquent discourses delivered by the Rev. Mr. Daii-v in the Methodist Church last Sabbath. He is certainly a highly interesting man, good scholar, and brilliant orator—and well deserves the fame w hich travels before him. His eloquence is peculiar—his flig! ts are rapid, bold, and daring; and well calculated to rouse the soul to "deeds of daring." In description I have seldom lieard him excelled—ho can touch all the finer feelings of the soul, and move to tears; and then all of a sudden he rises to heights that are unexplored by common minds, and dashes with the rapidity of a comet through tho vast territory of stars, carrying his audience in his flight; di holds them trembling amid the grandeur and beauty ofthe spheres. And every thing is prosied into service to unfold the gospel, and to present it in o light to charm the world, and t/ius effect its grand design. On Monday night he favored us with an addres.> on Education, of about two hours' length. The house waa crowded to. overflowing—noiie were weary, and all were delighted. Some parts of it were truly grand,and gave evidence of u inind stored with tnrormation, and a highly cultiva:oJ imagination. His sarcasm on tho quulification of many of ouroonitnon acbool teachers wiis withering—and the * mean looked the meanest:^ His eulogy on Western character, mind and genius, was truly eloquent—he took a comparative uow of the difibrent aectiona of the Union, and showed th« superiority ofthe Weat, in many rusftectsi, to all oih-era) the figure by which he repremmted ii, wa« that ofthe proud oak of the western foiu>.t; it was truly grand. H the addreM is not published nt full length, many would be gratified to see the p.iragraph ou Wes- Ilydrophobia.—Extract of a letter from an Italian gentleman at Venice, to a friend in Perthshire: "If you were hero, yc^ would be much pleased with «discovery made at UdinC, the capital of Fru-ili, asnialt ¡irovinco. A poor man lying under the frightful tortures of Hydrophobia, wa« cured by some draughts of vinegar, given him by mistake instead ofanother portion. A Physician of Padua, cal led Count Loonissa, got intelligence of this event at Udine, and tried the same remedy upon a patient that was brought to tho Puduan hospital, administering to him a [»ound of vinegar in the morning, another at noon, and a third at sunset; and the man was speedily and perfectly cured." Curious Decision—h has been decided in England th^a man is not accountable for the support of his wife, ifshe has proved unfaithful to him-^bnt the neccssnry expenses of her maintenance are chargeable to her father. 'My doar Murphy,' said an Irishman to his oom-panion, 'wliydid you betray the secreti told you? *ls it l)etray ing you cali itf Sure when|I found I was'nt ablc< to k'eep it my«eli, did'nt I do well to teli •t tosoiiiebody ihatcould?' A and liave -\iiioro kepjier, the other day , htuck u|*oii his d(N>i I ho following l.ic«>nic advertise-meni: 'A Bt'vy wanted.' The next mom ing, ou o-|>cniiii; the Ktore ho hoheld a smiling little urchin in a busU»-t, wiih till) fallow ing luhcl: 'Here ho is.'- •• We see in one «four Vermont paj)cri an account ofa very gay bull, at which a vruxy man ap|)«»are.l and drove «U the ladie« and gentlemen into the street. "Solitary und alone ho put that BaU io IlKltiuU." iMHisrille Journal. Taking a «'{/>.-—It was »aid ofa iiMn who rnar- ried a rich, bul ugiy woman, that'Iw took her by v.eight, and paid uotUin^; fur the woikmanship.* ;

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