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   Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - June 1, 1838, Bloomington, Indiana                                 nasa«  stfhñ^áiro rtratisHEO evert fridat  ^ BY M. h. DEAL.  osjuaih chos8 strebt, nsst door west of  UÁJ, right's.  TERMS.  TlHl doUaM <0 kdirtnce, two fifty in «ix mouths «ad^tl^ M the of the year.  2fo iiD&rwiU be diBContmued utiti! all arrearages «M IM up.  ; ^¿jrArtMTdaanatn ol ten lines or less, will be pub-liMM lhr«f week* for one dollar, and 25 eents for «•ckwlditioaij iDMrtion.  Alt »^VertiMnienta must be marked with the number of iowrttoos, or they will be inserted till forbid and charged accordingly.  The CASH must invariably accompany advertisement« from a distance or they will not receive atten* tion.  All letter» and communications addressed to the vditor must be free of postage. No variation whatever need be expected froui these terms.  LIST OF AGENTS.  The following gentlemen are requested and au-tliorized to act as agents: to recrive Subscriptions, Job Wftrk, \dverii8ing &c. and receipt for the same.  TMmas C. Johnson, Spencer, la.  H. H. Throop, Mill Grove, la.  Sahvel H. Smtth, Bowlinggreen, la,  Oamauel Millsaps,,Fairfax,la.  Wm. HcRon, Esq. Columbus, la.  E» G. Wayman, Martinsburg, la.  D. A. Rawlings, New Albany, la.  J. 8. iRwtN, Louisville, Ky.  Georoe May, Parkersburg, Montgomery Co. la.  W«. S. Roberts, Esn^, Nashville, la.  Dr. I. B. Maxwell, Frunkfort, la.  John Batterton, (ireenc.tstle, la.  Geori^e G. Dunx, Esq. Bedford, Indiana.  p:  From the Massillon {Ohio) Gazette. R E T U R N Ü F r II Ii c A P T I V E  War has lung been reckoned a glorious trade.— There is a '-pride and pomp, and circumstance" a-bout it extremely eaptivuting to the young and ardent, wlio have only had the opportunity of seeing it in holiday diess. Could it always exhibit iisell in pageantry and parade, it would be, indeed, a glorious if nut It Useful art; there is an under current of misery ill its acting and ro^ults, never seen by the romantic, tho strips from its udventitious tinsel, and prosents it naked, the fruitful parent of pain & diigrudatiun. The victorious general, surrounded by Uls gaily decorated slafT, with a highly disciplined and tastefully uniformed line of soldiers in his front, presents a diirurenl aspcci from that which must have nHJl the eye when surveying the carnage on tbe eve of the battle of Waterloo.  Our citizens yesterday morning, were introduced lo the ocqtiaintance of John Wood, a man wlto<e talc of sorrow could not fail of interesting the heart, however callous, or however prone to incredulity. A meager sketch can only be given now The ample history of his misfortuno may hereafter be pres-OH(cd to the world—and, il given by a master hand, will command the interest, and enlist the sympathy of tbe public, when the mawkish productions of fiction. which now cuinbcr our book stores and insult our taste, shall have become des|iisc<J and forgotten.  In the wurof IU52, John Wood, now liliy years old, was a young and industrious farmer in Urack-on county, Kcntuc-Uy. He was tho husbuiid of young and interesting woman, and ihe father of two ihfant children. He was living in happiness on 8 farm, which he had earne l by his ind'istry—when the gallant Captain liutler, (who afterwards fell at the capture of the British batteries at Fort Meigs,) raised his flag, and solicited tha hardy Kentuckiaub of Bracken county, lo enroll themselves among the defendersnf their country. Julm Wotxl was one of tho number. He »ulüsred all the privations to which the chivalricarmy of tho iiorih west exposed, during the dististrous campaign which resulted in the defeat uf Winchester at the River Raisin. By good fortune ho eKa|>ed the tomahawk of the savage allies of Great Britoiu—and was sent n prisoner of ■war to (iuobec.  IJuwaa Dcxt-wtlh other American prisoners, de-«nolched in • trnns|iort to Plymouth, in England. From Plymouih.accomjmnied by a crowd of fellow (irianners, he was about to be transferred to Uart-CQOOr—that well romeinltercd scene of British cruelty and British cawardicc—when he found an op-  «»rtuniiy lo elude his gun i ds and make his cscape  • wandefed ihrough the country, Mealing through by-wa>«, uutil M found hiuiself at Bristol. Hunger compelled him to enter a grocery, the head qoafters of a British piuss gang. Here he jiressetl, and despite his protestations that he was «Clttzeo of the United Stales, and a fugitive prison «r of war, facts which might have been easily nro-v«a by rcfirei-co t«» the n.il taiy authf rities ofPI}-Mttilh; he was hurried on board His Majesty's fri-  Sto Sua Horse, then the llag ship of the celebrated  r PtoterPurkor.niad com|»olled lo ücar arms a gtioat hi» owu oouutrymcn.  Oo hoard the Sea Uorse wore several other A-maricniM, who like Wood, had fallen viutinui to th« ftiiliahtystom ofiinpressment. They determined Oftdetwriioo;and when lying in the port of St. JMnat'aucceeded in procuring a boat, during an «»-Ireitoelv dark night, and attempted to reach the eas-•pmeoait ol the Stale of Maine. They were in-Mantly puraued, and were obliged to desert their boats'on the shore of New Brunswick, and seek «afijiv in tho wtiods. Afier wandering ahout for two ouvs, exhaUMted with cold and hunger, and fa* ti|fue,Uiey were apprehended by a parly of British . a^tierf, and again transferred to tin ^ Horse. > punifhrnent that followed ihiatA^eserlbn was laAtaied with all that ingenious reßiwment ofgruet-ty0l which the Briiikb navy i« i« celebrated.  ilp[«)r80 aii^^Ked tu the squadroo under " iriiWaethortly afterwards ord«red Imh and look ft^^ctivo paft ia tbe [ jUMi nÄrrdBring uf the delencele»» iahahi. «M^fftM oofM. Mr. .Wood and the imprcawd A-Tinitiiei^'wete'never |)^rtnitted |o leave t)>eir ves->«i>t. He was on boar^un the oight wbea Sir Parker met his fate on shore. A few days subee-qucnt to this evuui, ho iu oontpany with aeven other  impressed Awtericatti^ atwmplM ad eeeape io broad day light, by boldly ntniDiibg into a boat aloog side, and pulling rapidly for tMahore. One of the oum-ber was sliot by the aeiHinel oo duty. Tho others reached the beach, but were upreluinded immediately oa laoding, by a party tf marauders belonging to the Sea Horse.  By order of Admiral Cockbum, they were sent in irons to Nova Scotia, where, after undergoing tbe formality of a roook trial, they were aentenced to be shot. The sentence, however, was commuted to service for life, in his Britannic Majesty's army in the East Indies. They were accordingly shipped to England, and thence with a regiment of newly levied recruits, despatched to Calcutta. For 21 years, Mr. Wood served as a private soMier in the, Eaat India senriee; and, eighteen mootha siace, when broken down in spirit and in constitution, he was permitted to sail for England. Destitiite and huait-broken, he reached London, stated his case to the United States counsul, & by bim was furnished with the means of reaching New York. He left New York in January, and wended his weary pilgrimage towards the home of his childhood.  It is now 26 years since he left his wife and children in Kentucky I <k not one syllable has be heard, relative to their situation, since the moment of their eparations. The citizens here forc^ a few dollars upon him, for poor, and decrimd as he is, he still possesses all the pride of a Kentuckian, and sent him on his way in the stoge to Wellsville, for which town he intends to embark on a steam boat for Augusta in Kentucky.  Fancy cannot help asking—what now is that home to which the war-broken wanderer is returning? Will the wife of his youth be ready, in the fidelity of her early love, to hail the restoration of her long lost husband? Or will her duty and affections have been given to another? Or, will she be reposing, beneath the clods of the valley? And his children—if living, they must have long since entered upon the busy scenes of life. Will they take the weary pilgrim to their honnes and to their bosoms? A thousand overpowering emotions must rush upon the old man's heart, as his weary footsteps approach the spot that was once ttis home! Fancy cannot fill the picture. May he who "tempers the wind to the shorn lamb" support the aged wanderer, in that eventful moment, which is soon to witness, either the extacy of his happiness, or the utter desolatiea of bis hopes.  asm which, we had supposed, noooe oould umler stand. The names of the farraer of NjlTuhington county and the (armer of North Bewl, are insepar-bly connected in Pennsylvaniaj and they are both so firmly united in the aflcctionaof tbe people, that no tempest, blow from what quarter of tbe political compass it may, con separate them.  Mercer (Pa.) Luminary,  EX^SBIENCE. An account is ffir«| pf < rwsent interview with i. Q.4DAMs,at Wi|a|iinglon during w^ich be is saiid lo hdye vmi the fullowing language:  "I tMive been « firm believer in the revelation of God, and hav« jAUg tru«ed in tbe atom^oi of Christ; and duiibg « bng Hfii I havesennthe prayer of laith prevail with Israel's God, It is true I have been called by ProvidetK» to discbarge high obligations to my country; I have been four times in Europe, and spent more than twenty years of my life in foreign countrioK. 1 was then i^lled to the Presidency, and the four years that I ftiled the executive chair, were the only unhappy years of my life. Now in my old age, I feel it peculiarly my |)erogalive to guard the liberties of my countrymen from danger. 1 have assumed vast responsibilities, and in this rugged crisis I have desired tbe prayers of all the good and virtuous. I shall soon pass a-way, and if our country is to remain free, other and younger, and stronger men must fill the breach. They must be men equal to any crisis, and not a-fraid ordange;and|above all, be men of  prefer and piety.  'i Ii« Farmer.  OUR COUNTRY IN 1837.  What will this Union be fifty years from this day! The cloud by day and pillar by night for tbe world 10 follow in their march of civilization and refinement. The morning of 1886 will dawn upw this nation, double in extent, with" Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa as the centre of civilization, and the unbegotlen states of Macedón, Oregon, Columbia, with another tier of sisterhood lying along the RiK-ky Mountains, known by the name of the Marble or Mountain States. What are now known the western, will then receive the ap|Millation of the eastern Slates, while the western will be those bordering on the Pacific Ocean. Ffty millions of freemen will look upon the light of that morn, and glory in the name yielded by France on the Great nation. Splendid cities will then exist, where now the Indian lies upon his copper face, dreaming of the happy hunting grounds of his fathers, with whom must soon dwell tho whole Indian race. On that day a mere handful will be lingering on the borders of the great deep that most at length en-gulph them. Where then will bo the capitol of tho United States? Possibly in the valley of tho Mississippi ; St. bous may be the favored spot, or even tho unbroken widt^rness still farther we.st. And where, alsO) will be the present citizens of our great republic? The present dwellers of the earth will then have ceased their bustle, but little sitace will be held by them and a new raoe of men—our children and our childrens' chilren wtll then mange the machinery of the world.  The above is not the huftguage of prophesy, but that of rational deduoation (rom a knowledge of the past and present.—-even tbe boldest flights of imag ination, fifty years ago, could scarcely have equal to lire realities of the present hour.  Harrison and clay.  We ask alteniion to the article under tho head of 'Mlarrison and Clay," in another column, copied from the West Chester ExamuMsr. We are well aware that there is too much truth in the remarks of the Examiner—that great exetticuis are making to push General Harrison off the course, and to bring forward Mr. Clay as the anti-Van Buron candidate for the next presidency; and we entreat those who have rashly engaged in this scheme to pause and rcfiecl, before it is too late.  It has been the misfortune of the whig party io this country, tu be governed by a few leading politicians in and around the eastern cities, who, (Mting  been  From the Yankee Farmer. ON THE MIXING OF VEGETABLES.  Almost every cnKivator is aware that soirte vegetables will mix, and takes the precaution to plant tho different kinds at a distance from each other in order to preserve them puie. But there are but few who consider how far ve^tahles will mix, aud while they are very cautious in keeping come varieties at a distance, others are crowded together, mixed and spoiled.  Almost every farmer knows from facts under his own oltservatioir, thft difierent kinds of corn will mix, when plontcd near each other, and yet niany have expressed their surprise that any other vegetables would do the sanrie. This is owing to the corn being of different colours and showing distinctly the effects of the mixture, while other vegetable kinds spoiled, without the cause of the depreciation being known, because the effects of the mixture aro not apparent by looking at the seeds.  Every one should consider how far vegetables will mix, and when and how they mix; this will enable cultivators to preserve valuable kin is pure. It will also enable those who can give proper care and atlentiou to experintents, to produce new, and jwrhaps valuable varieties, by a cross or mixture of two different kinds.  Plants have in tlMir flowers different organs which perform an important service in relation to the seeds. One set of organs are called pitlUt, other atameiu. TItese organs are usually withjn the corolla or leaves which constitute the flower. Tho/n«/t/« are frequently situated in the centre of the flower; they ar« liule tubes open on the top for the reception (Ha gmi'duSt, which is received from the top of the stamens and conveyed to the seed-The stamen* are thread-like organs, and frequently surround the pistils; on the top of the Maotens are little knots, called anthens, like a little bpx which opens when the /fewer is in full bloom, and throws out a coloured dust, called pollen. This is received on the stigma, or top of tho pistil, and conveyed tliroagh the pistil to the seed. Without this polien, or fertilizing dust, no good reed would be produced.  The different organs are generally in the same flower, as in the lily and tulip, which have one pistil in the centre, and six stan>ens around it. The lilac, catalgc^ sage, fiu, saffron, red top, herds grass, oats, wheat, ry«, barley, potatoe, maple, lau rel, myrtle, pMtehi pMr', apfMt b«et, carrot, violet, morning glory, and. almost all other flowers have tbe stamens luid piHtils in the same flower.  There are some plants that have the stamens in one flower, and the piauls in another, such as the Indian oorn, melon, cucumber, squash, pumpkin, die. The flower that is oo the little melon, cueum-ber, dw* cootatna a piatil, which is open at top lo re-rduat  times a heavy wind^y Row aiMy WiiiÉ^^ wlÉMstiléMáre oily a few pla«t¿T5iK" but in a largo pim, of eprn, the <)«ist blown frem one plant will he liltólybfhU üpon thestalKof otli> er«,ao that every p«rt of the silk Wll reáiite «oim dust upon It. When tbe oorn is aglvObit Vy miad* the dtistmny be eeea flylM.likaiJiíiéw^' S vart^ oToom wUl aoMwt&ws mhc wlim rfiM' at a ooosiderable «etáope from tm n^her.^TZ poUe* or dust ie very light and jnay bti carried a great miy by the wind.  iOaiit« and trees have the atamana oa om plaht and the pistils oa anpther, ao that it ia aeeee-••7 toJftiMwt« ofother laAT^iQ have eeed or frait. J^ngam^mvi this to IS the shepardia or botfalo berry« -.ím order for di&rent vartetiea of ««geuUee toiMz» they must be in flower at the same Ume. Wo plaated very«arly white oorn by the «Ueof talé yellow wra, botlt planted at the aame time, and all the earliest white corn was pure, but the latest ears were mixed with the yellow.  Many cultivators suppose that when two kinds of different colours are mixed, there ia no' «¡»tare excepting in the kernels that show a diflbrmt colour; but this isanftistake. Five >ears we planted some blue snapping oorn a number of reda from Knight's tall flour coqi, and it become oon^-erably mixed. Some ears of the blue com were about one half blue, the rest V'tiy «bit», aoRi» yellow, and some of the kernels were ^ly light and partly blue. We selected some of th« eara^t were all blue, being in appearance preciaely lik^ that we first planted, and planted it, Knd part of product was blue, light, yellow, &c. as above oaflh ed. We again selected the blue ears aad planted again, and a part of the product was light, tlKMigh not so much so as tbe crops of the two previooa years. -  On Deep and Frequent Ploughing.—The late Mr. -Pickering, in an address bolore the Essex Cty. Agricultural Society, sayaentertain ao douM of tbe utility of deep ploughing; not at oooe, inotirlaada in general, but by an incraaae oft or 3 inchea every annual ploughing, until the earth be stirrad aad pulverized to the depth of ten or twelve iaehiaai lá-dian oorn planted in siicb a laasa ofloosaaad mnkt wuuld not, I ampersuadet!,^«T«r iwftr by «t4Umf droughts. Like a «poa|^ it weold absorb f «fit quantity of rain water, aod become e.ieeeniotri» supply the want of that aa^ aTall otbar flaalk, Nothing is more cQmraoa to a dry aafAwft tba roU-ing of the leaves of corn; and thát ctromalanoi ia often mentioned as an evideaotaf tfM av^tvaf the drought. This rolllfig af th« JaavM aC IriM corn, is the consequ0Qe^j|l||pB|»,af^ai||^ MMRtf" kig, bat stHt^ taor« df awilww jpleuip^. FWlr» perhn|>s,«4« aware of the .dept|k^ to «£í«i%a lUlNa of plants will penetrate ia a ddbp tooosMd «Értll. A gentleman much inclined to agricv^afal. laqal-ries and observations, iaformad ma naarif My years ago, that seeing aofOa mea digging a arw ia a hollow place, plantad la ladiao ¿ora t^ lU fUl growth» he stopped ta axamiae hoiir lir t^ vaala had descended, and ha traced ttento tte éapA^ nine feet. The soil was aa aoauaaulaMoa of aartk, which had run or been thrown don^i iato th« hollow.  The seeds ofacommoa turaip sown in wa.in weather; and a soil suflSciaatly moist, 1 have known to vegetate in about 48 hours; and in only four or five days afterwards, 1 found the plants bad aaat roots to the depth of four or five incM.  strongly fortided at home, have not looked beyoad Mf» fruit contata« a staiaaa, the top ol which is these norrow limits—hav« not watchssl the mo««r a»«ffad with du«t, which i« blown by winds, or car  ments of ih« people ia tlM ioterior, or at least bava not profited by tbam{ «ad wban day of battkeaoM» they hav« found; %at uafcrtaualaly toa lata, tliat they bad »*r«oh<ia«d wtehfilt their And «aali  «ili be the «»«a afpiia» )f by aity^atam ofiagar-demain, Mr. ClaV w brdiight m pia«« af  Gen. Harrisoo. &(ar at least aa Wiajll^ia fa concernad, we feel oonAdaiu tliat,Jit «lo «ili g«t her vote, Henry Clay OAMivr. Hw Bllfc»ma*oeie |iarty will not^becausa ihay «aaaal  fieing tha cardinal eriocitdà«orth«it «mi l»ort him{ hiß leiter tò the Indlàai ■iiiwwlllij^ I hat poiati 4t «fiihottt tbair «appait, ad r*— ^ a«y.regard (or bis ^iiioal liBuwil«dp^ IM assertioa tliàt Mt.Clay thousand voie» la tba«|»i«. ^ There has b«waMjaw«em*IHNil th» etat« in favoM||llf.,CUy t àl «Mf t oÌir«aiioaaexteéd»Ua aaai« haa s iiotMd at, w Mmgtít (Hiblie taaattatt, if city of PliRadelfihi«. On th« otter I pie, from 00« «stianDy af th« «tala ' their Uta primary mtatiagii liava of Geo. Harrison wtth a uitoiaaty  Limefor IFAaK.—Dr. Jackson, Geolo|iilar tlia atato of Maine remarks—find by ehaauaat «Bua-ination of several remarkaUe saita» tbat %iary minute quantity of corbooate o( Uiaa« v^t HiltMpHI to two per oent. is amply aufficieat ta capable ofbearing heavy crope'of eadiimilL' I am also satisfied thataaotl isiacapAia flf pradaO* ing wheat of good quality if it doe« aot aoataia aar-böte of lime; (or^bis subetaaoe is an «ssential iagre* dient in this Yanice Fmrmer.  Plant  discou  oeUathapoUeaori  The biossom where there  riad ba«a «ad othar fiaaacui tntt: tha stigma ur top pftlia piatii* Aftar a bae has b«eB oa th« aa* tbar, or.lDpoftha itainoa oTpumkm andotbar viaaa» iMl lK aavarvd with d^at, and if h« ih«n flies to a«# antan iN «tigaiaef tha a^aash vina ha will leava a "IMrt «ftM daat aad pradaoa a mbttur«. Some of Ib» «Md« from Úm «|aa«à woald ha lika^ lo pro» daca «quaiIlfW aihai» would produe« pompkiiw.  OiAra«^ Uada «f paa^pkia«. aad di(  1, aad diokreat kinda ofoyaapktffi awloe«, a^uashea, die. ara aot only titilli laailalar« frliaa planied aaar «aoh other, but iiiiiitfrii «^HMfcii» wunaitors, waiar natkinsi aM  h« Addwilid to aaather. manii«^J>i>LnytQg down  ¡^ mIm«' wBS liaMritk eaoh other whaa vM^ljwn ib« body «xoUiiaed,**!^ 0 mm* »Nr vasMlM ^ka* «b y«», & i «it y«« ^aiMty^ l  swrfeirc  i^daat^ èilàakouldka  M«t tkeie wouMka aa euni)  nt Early Com.—Maay ikrmara bava lacoaM raged in raising Indian corn, owing to Aa lute oold seasons; but instead of giving uptba Mia-ing of this valuable grain, they should plut aa>% kinds, and put the bins near togetb«r,or plaiitiag in drills at a suitable distance, tbete may baoaarii as large a crop obtained,even in a good cora^yatr* as from the large kinds.  ANECBOIEOF SCRLUNG THE VENTBU/V QUIST.  Some four years since, while in tha <Old Dominion," Mr. S. was preseut on a particular ooieaMoa at a convivial evening party, wh«n, among other topic*, a distussiba arose cuooorning bravery, tha boat remarking that he had a sarvant (a aagro) «i|a always displayed the moot extiMrdiMiy nnim|i, under whatever circumstance« i« laighik« ^WiH^ and with I he permission of the bompaay, amfii pot it to the test. To do this, he orderud th«  to to an old vault, siluai«d a short distaao* ~  ousa, wk«re were a number of ooAaa, Hd ofoa«,d«t«ob tk« head fromtke body _ U to kiai. At tka appointed hour (11 o*olaci| «•pairs to th« vauH; and white plying tk| M ^tka flrst oogla, a ««pulchral vokja, appareatijf yH|pid lag from tka caflln, saying, «sWi t«ka ■m  head!" *Oad«bler exdatmwl tk« negro, fr«Nit INfcii^n.—Reeovai!ii|tl>^ preeeoca ^ laladi»  Upon this ka l«(ltti« vault ^ th« hoa«a, wkaa» to kW wWta niM '  ^tÌM »«iMWaf*!^ ' lowed by tka < «antpany, AirfW àùm  tdFtb«4Mat|a^   

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