Bloomington Post, July 27, 1838

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Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - July 27, 1838, Bloomington, Indiana TOI.. S.BI<OOMIIV«T#IV, FVIMY JTVLT ST, 1898. edited and ;ivblisu£d evert feidat BYM. L. DEAL. office on main cross street, fiest door west maj. bioht'b. TERMS. Two dollar« iu advance, two firty in eix months and three at the end of the year. No paper will be discontinued until all arrearages are paid up. Q^T-Avertisements ol ten lines or less, will be published three weeks for one dollar, and S5 cents for each additional insertion. All advertisements aiiiBtbe marked with the number of insortious, or tho)' will bo inserted till forbid and chargcd accordingly. The CASH must invariably accompany adveitiee-oients iroin a diataiice or they wiil not receive attention. All letters and communications addrepsed to the editor inubt be free of poHtage. No variation whatever need bo expuctcd from these terms. ' LIST OF AGENTS^ The following gentlemen arc requested an^ authorized to act as agents: to receive Subscriptions, lob Work, \dvcriisiug !cc. and receipt furthosamc. Thomas C. Johnson, Spencer, la. H. II. Throop, Mill Grove, la. Pamuei- H. SiMixn, IJowlinggreen, la. John Parr, Fredoiiia, Indiana. \Vm. Hekod, Eriq. Columbus, la. E- G. Wayman, Mariintiburg, la. D. A. Rawlings, New Albany, la. J. S. Irwin, Lotiifivillp, Ky. Geori;f. May, I'arkersburg, Montgcmery Co. la XVm. S. Roherts, Esq., Nanhville, la. Dr. 1. H. Maxwf.i.l, Frankfort, la. John 13attkrton, (ireencustlo, la. oeofire •(! Dunn, Efq. EpHford, In>iiana. MAJtWl DuUMNC & TIIK "TWO IXJLLIES." Frum the New York Exi>rcs-, June 30. After u lung HÍlcnct!, \vc ore liappy to announce t ( our readers, i.ur cunviclicnsy that a rich treat is in slore of Ihein. Our friend tliu major, though silent, lias not b(>(in n!le. Tlio fourth (jf July or '■'■indepcn-(Ic nee da I/''''—i.siilwnys a great day iu Now Yoik,as it should be cvui y w iicri'—but the trial of skill in httiiliiig out "//u'/íív>/>w7/'tV oa thai dfiv, will, we doubt not, add much to lis intuirtit. W'c have been nssun;d l>y the ninjor tliat the A«//of the two pollies i >'"us sound as a nut," it could not be otherwise, aiulj! xil after the trials sho «¡uno through. He tclis us tifit all she ruquires is u "pi-oper rig?'' And UM sciun as pruciicublo, we shall know more. To Lht'. Editors cf the K.vprr.'i.t—the same pajwr iny old frit;nd Mr. I)v\i;;lit had a spull ago: ON HoAnn Tin: "TWO l'ot^i IF.S,"" Nighlthe Dry lKM.k,Jiine 2Clh, l8;iC. I .«ent H sarcular a fow weeks ago to S<]uirc IJiddle nod all till! other leading baiil; folks uImi'.u tlie country, something nrier this fa>hion(U-ntlcmon— Tlie time is now prt-lty nigh cmiii! \v hc;ii some of us must lie stirring our .stumps to lend u hand in rig-^iuig out the 7V(> I'o.'/ir-:, und s/ir/.inl^ things up a-bout her tor a voy.ig'^—us .shi; li is been now long enough idle—and i! sinnutliiiig uiutdonu about the inatior wo may as well agree lu break her up. (Jit-tin her oll'slioie ui liuekaway was oiiy part of the didieulty, and the next is xoT'fü ant! ri'i out," In reply to this haieular I got a leiier from the ">i»|uire" say tliat us he bud no hand in getting the Two Pollies inio didieulty, he didn't .see how in na-tiwe he should be oaliM on to git her out t)n't—tho he \\ovild be very willing to It'iid a hand, providing that folks wouliln''l elorge him with meddling with inaiters that didn't belong to h'n),tSk;c. ikc. 1 got also a hull bat full el letters from the Wall street folks,—some projiosin one plan oÇ^'fUtin o«/" and some another—the most on um ngreein to furnish haJlast euuj. oii they liud as much and moro of that than they know w luit lo do with—in fi.ct they offered me so muoli ballast that there would l)e no room left lo stew eargo and the ^'•Two Polliea,''^ nor any other PoUyuvot uiade.i go«..;, voyugo^ el loaded with ballant. iáaartor tbiidiin n spell I condudeil that the Ixist «•our^e woiilil be to iix a day for calling "ii conven-l cin"—and give them u trial. .And so 1 sent another bnrcular requesting that S(|uire Middle and all tho other banks folks would, en indrpcr.drnce day, next coming, be in readim ss in iheir lx;ai.-', in tho east rsvcr, nigh the Dry whore the "Two I'ollies" i»; and haul herom in the stream'—I seem to have u notion thai in ibis way I can loll pretty nigh how things arc lo woik—by the way they will manage their oars. For \Uhcy huint gut wit enough to pull /r^'f/Z/rr ii: taking a vessel fiom the blip into the stream, I don'| think ihey ought to be relied on for managing matters in rougher weather. 1 am happy Ip say that all hands have agreed to make n trial,aeooiding to my request, and so, on indejiendcuccduy^ \ooV. oui and see how nigh my ue.xt letter will describe the matter. Sipiire liidiile says he'll Ix) hero with his four it twtnity oai'd icing boat and (ilenty of medium (or rope, I «upiiose»)—tho', ho »ays, he don't like to Meddle in tho matter till other folks have tried their hand. So the honor of taking the Two Pollies cut in th* stream will fust bo tried by tho Wall stM^et folks, and I have no dOubt they will finish the buKinets if tl)«y cau ony agreo to pull together, and in that cas# the squiro may lake back his 24 oarM long'biHit'lo PbitildelpSy again and his medium a-Igng wltfi him, fof one thing I am determined on, & thirfÍH, that tho fiiHt« who succced best in howling the Two Pt>(ijMÍn the stream shall have the $ay in rigging on Q^u^for the voyage, which I hope will ^bu a long and pK>s|ieroiiii one, aud no moru gtltin rtM) *lH>r» M in ihl breakers. t^no mure ftotfi juur friend. • J. liOWNINO, Major, Djwii^gville Militia, 2d Brigade. AIX'OUNT OF CLIYTON'SSIXTEENTII iEBlAL VOYAGE. " To the Editors of Cincinnati : ^ AgreaAbIa to what I had slated in my advertisement ,1, in comnany with a lady, ascended from Cincinnati in a UI!t>on,on July fourlh, 1838. About five minutes after six o^clock, P. M., the lady, (Mrs. Blalce, of Cincinnati,) and royaelf took our seats in the car. Every preparation neooMai^ for our ascent having previoualy been made, we in a few moments took our departure from amindat the most crowded amemblage of peraons I had ever witnessed. By a proper adjuatnwat of the ballast, we rose in a manner most pleasing-Hiot pierotog the atmosphere like an arrow from a bow, but rising at a rate that we could gaze for a len|{th of time on the pleasing countenances that were directed towards us. Long before the gay and happy crowd beneath had lost their power to attract our attention, the whole city, with the surrounding country for miles, with its variegated surface, come within the limits of our ¿orrizon, and form<^ a scene clear, beautiful, and enchanting. Five minutes after startiM we were beyond Deer creek, moving in an E. N. £ direction. Twenty-five minutes after six o^clock, when at an oltitude of a mile and a half, we took refreshments and drank a glass of wine to our friends below; five minutes of seven o'clock we passed about three miles to the right of Milford, New Town, Balavia, and several small villages were in view. Five minutes after seven o'clock the report of a cannon not far distant, a drum and persons shouting we could distinctly hear. Twenty minutes after seven o'clock, a few miles south of Goshen, we came within one hundred feet of the earth. Persons were running towards us in all directions, supposing we were ab^t to land. By throwing over a portion of ballast, we again ascended, and in twenty minutes afterwards we were at our greatest altitude, about a mile and three quarters. The night coming on, the sun having descended below the horrizon, we agreed to descend. The country in the part that we were now floating over was thinly settled, and consequently great care was necessary to bring down the bolloon in the open fields. My desire was to alight as gently as a bird would descend to the ground. To ascertain whether we were descending rapidly or not, I directed my companion to keep thruwins over small pieces of tissue paper, while I held a ballast bag and threw out sand whenever our motion downwards appeared to increase. We succeeded in regulating the descent towards the last, so that we moved with the pieces of paper, or rather they appeared stationary in the air around us. The cleared pieces of land being very small, and the woods very extensive, it was difficult to descend lo an open 8|IOt. On coming within a short disUnce of ihe ground, I found that we should be carried a few yards beyond the part I had fixed upon for ihe descent, into tho woods. However this was a matter of little moment, as we should dcscend on the troos with the lightness of a feather. We did so, and by pressing downwards upon the little branches a |k>rtion of the weight was removed for a moment, the balloon con-sequently ascended thirty or forty feet, and it again reached the trees, it wai carried Iwo or three hundred feet further. Several times i repeated this, until we had by our successive leaps traveled over several hundred yards. My object was to keep jumping along until the first opening in the woods presented itself. Soon we descended between some trees sulTiciently wide apart to allow the balloon to be forced to the ground by bending the branches of the trees.—Wo descended to within thirty feet of the ground, where we remained a fow moments until tho persons who were running to our aid, came to us. 1 then lowered the grapnel and cable rope to them, and in a few moments we were on terra fir ma. Our descent was made about eight o'clock, P. M. within a short distance of Mr. Baldwin's farm, within a half a mile a Blancester, in the southwest corner of Clinton county, Ohio, and aboul thirty-five miles from Cincinnati. 1 would now state that I had no desire to continue my voyage, by retaining the gas in the balloon, * asoeodingaToae, as some of my friends had wished me to. For it would have been ill treatment of my fair companion to have left her so far from home a-mong strangers, where it was impossible to procure even a comlortable vehicle in which to return. In compliment to Mrs. Blake, ( must say that she proved herself throughout the whole voyage a perfect heroine. She displayed no timidity when stepping into the car; she gazed as we ascended, with admiration on the scene beneath, and when at a great altitude, she stood up in the car without the least fear, and changed seats with me; and on approaching the earth a time that was calculated to try her nerves, she exhibited no agitation, but on the other hand rendered mo considerable assistance. I would also contradict a report that is now in circulation, that she has several tinws ascended from London with Mr. Green. It is false. Her abscent from Cincinnati was her first. She has long had a desire to ascend, and she considered that the gratification of that desire would bo a sufficiont remuneration for adventure. We were hospitably treated by Mr. Baldwin, who resides near where we landed. To the citizens of Cincinnati 1 would return my thanks for the liberal patronage that they, on this occasion, and all my ascensions, havo given me. RICUAKD CLAYTON. Cincinnati, July 6th, 1838. bills, may, nevertheless, be reciiived at the Treasu ry, dtc., with this limitation, that no biHs shall be reoeiveil of auy bank which shall, after the iirst day of October next, issue or{>ay out such small bills. This removed from bills, for'that time, ths incapacity to received. Mr. wsbstsb moved, thereupon, to add another section, removing, iu the like manner,incapacity of bank» to be employed as depoeite bank». This Mr. Wbi0HT opposed. Mn Websteb insisted, strongly, that, if ihis were not done, a very unequal stale of things would exist, as there w^uld be deposite banks in some States, and none in others. Mr. TiitxiUDaB and Mr. Rirxs spoke earnestly to the same general point. In this posture of things, and ap]Mrehlly in order to get rid of the pressure of this argument ol iaequauty, Mr. Wbiobt proposed, instead of Mr. Wbbstbb*« section, a section, entirely lypealing} the Depoeite Act, except as to the deposite with the States. On this general proposition the debate waf resumed, and continued with much animation. Mr Wbioht^s second section was, in the end, adopted in the Senate, and formed the •ul:^t of the very interesting debate which ensued iu the House, and which resulted in rejecting this second section by a majority of 19 votes; the great ground of opposition to the section being, that it abMdoned all control over the custody of the public money to the Execu tive. The Houae having amended the bill by rejecting this section, the bill came back to the Senate on Wednesday,«;»! the amendment of the House was concurred in, as we have already stated. It will be seen, by reference to Mr. Webster's observations, report^, in,what state the whole subject is now hift. National Jntelligencer. THE LATEST •'EXPEDIENT" DEFEATED. We said, in our last, that the Senate bill for the repeal of the Deposite Act of 18S6 ooqld never oui the Houae of Representatives io the shape invniob it then stood. Oar prediefioQ is verified. Tb« Boum itrudt out the obnoxious provision. Our readers will see, by the if port «»4 ings of the Senate on Wedoaaday, tliat Uiat bgify ooncurred by a strong vote, tt^to^ impor tant amendment ef the House, Mrtk^ out tÌM itr cond section of the bill, being tiMt w^iak Ifptaloé the salutary provisions of the De|MsU# Act« m»- It will be reoolleetad that, wImo Mr. Wbioiit ii^ troduoed this bill, it contained but one saotioo} and that section had a single object, viz: to provide that bank notes, of banks which hiv9 issued out tmall From the National Intelligencer. Speaking of the New Sub-Treasury scheme, thus for tho third time defeated in the House of Representatives, reminded us that the official paper undertook on Tuesday night to represent our Tuesday morning's account of that bill as **an attempt at imposition," selecting, as illustrative of this attempt, the following sentence from our remarks, viz: "It proposes to invest the Pbesidbnt with an uncontrolled power to prescribe what sort of money shall be received in payment of dues lo the Government, to the extent of requiring (if he choose) the whole revenue of twenty or thirty millions of dollars a year to be paid exclusively in specie.^ To sustain our statement thus questioned, and thus declared to be an attempt at imposition, it would be sufficient for us to refer to the terms of the bill, a copy of which has been already laid before our readers. We havo noj ol^tion to take the testimony of competent and disinterested witnesses on the matter in i^suo between us and the attorney fo.- the Administration. Mr. Calhouk's testimony, which we are about lo introduce, is contained in the report of the debate upon the passage of the bill, published in the very same number of the Government paper which makes the olFensite and groundless charge against us. Wo ask no more, even of the most prejudiced, reader, to settle the question between us aud the Government oditor, than that he shall first read the above qotation from the National Intelligencer, and then the following quotation from the speech of Mr. Calhoun on the same subject: « I fear that the passage of this bill would not reestablish the act of'89. There are intermediate acts that would still remain unsuperceded. The resolution of 1816, which authorizes the receipt of bank notes in the public dues, would not be re peal^ ; nor would^tbe'usage of the Government, employing banks as depositories of the public rev-( enue, be reversed. What, then, would be the ef- < feels of the passée of this bill/ It would, acoor-' ding to my opinion, give the President altnott un- < limiltd power over the collection and keeping of the « revenue. If the act of'36 be repealed, as propos- < ed b^ the bill, he would be left tree to order the < public money to be kept by the Treasurer and the collectors, or to be placed in banks; and, under the resolution of'16, in conjunction with the hill introduced by the Senator from Massachusetts this session, and which has since become a law by the unanimous vote of those on the other side of ' Ihe (¡hamber, he may order at his pleasure the col- * lection to be made m gold and »iiver, or bank notes, provided the discrimination he made in the different branches of the revenue. He might, in a * word, either restore the act of '89, or supersede it, as he might think best for the public good. It « is, sir, a great and high responsibility to be impos- * ed on any individual, and which I, who am, and have ever been, opposed to discretionary power, am unwilling to impose." that you claim kiiidnd with a« |« an Amaricaii citizen. I admit and reciprOeatei this claim with great pleasure and sincerity. I recognise yoo, and your neighbors, as fellow-eitiMaiH my own country-men, embarked on the same potitieal fortunes, enjoying the same liberty, and the sanM bouatiea and blessings of ProvMlefloe as myself. Your homes are on the shore of one of our great inland seas, mine is on the shore of the ooean; but our substantial interests, the great elemeots o(our prosperity, and, above all, our stake in tiiat para-mt^unt treasure of a free People, a good and wise Governraent, are the same. All these are uoder the protection and guardianship of that inestimable Constitution which our fathers framed, and have delivered to use bcmd of per|)etual tibion. It affords me, gentlemen, much gratification to find that my poliiical conduct on trying oocasioos now pas^, and 1 hope passed forever, has met your approbation. 'I'he period to which 1 refer you justly call a dark hour. I felt it to be my duty in that momentous crisis to disregard all party anid personal considerations, to act in the true spirit of the Constitution; and, without forgetting tM propriety of moderation, or lite laws of kindness and' charity, to proceed nevertheless with a firm and indexible resolution of upholding the authority of the laws, and defending the Union. I am happy to know that, in all this, I appear to you to have discharged the duty of a go^ citizen. That our common country n»ay long prosper, that other Perrysmsy rise up to defend her rishts when attacked, that she mav be the chown abotte of constitutional liberty, and that good principles and good morals, happiness and virtue, may be the practicable and lasting results of her free institutions, is the ardent wish of your grateful friends it obliged fellow-citizen, DANIEL WEBSTER. To Messrs. William Kelley, Rufus 8. Reed, Thomas H. Still, and others. Providential Escape.—A providemml escape from death by a party of stage coach passengers is related in the Cincinnati Whig: We lea.'n, from an outhentic soarce, that tho stage running from Guyandotte to the Vii^nia Springs was, on Thursday morning last, at three o'clock, precipitated over a precipice thirty feet high, about a mile east of Guyandotte, materially injuring several passengers in'the stageatthe time. The accident was occasioned by the breaking of the bridle bit of one ol the lead horses, by which they became unmanageable. I'he passengers in the stage were. Major Malford, his wife, and Iwo children, of New Orleans, Col. W. H. Robertson and wife, of Mobile.- Major Miilford had one of his arms fractured, and was otherwisu considerably bruised. His wife and children escaped with but little injury. Col. Robertson (of the house of Robertson, Beab & Co.) was very Severely injured|in the back and hip. It was at first supposed that his wounds were fatal; but a letter has since been received in this city w hich stales that he was considered out of danger at tho time the letter was written. His wife was injured but little. It seems to us a miracic that allj the passengers were not instantly killed. From the National Jntelligencer. Among the inscriptions on a cane made fiom Perry's fias sbij^prarantad to Mr._WBBSTBa by the oitisens of Erie, ra. are **the U are**the Uoo. Damibi. Wibstbr, the defender of the Constitution and the citiaen of the Union"—**Liborty and Union, bow and forever, ona and inseparable'*—««Oiio Country, one Consti-tutioB, OM destiny." Mr. W.^ loply follows: WAS8iiraTC^JtmB4, 1838. GBKTLBMBif : Tho oaoo, nade nron^ timber of the ship which bora the flag of the gallant Petty on tba memorable 10th of SepltiDbar. a intended as a pn/mt to ma &om tbaoinaiw lUjtm, hM heoa doMvtrid bv towlMnaHli^ Pr«Miaoi, and 1 have also staoalMii the plaasbra of iwaiviof yoor Iettar iatandad to aooomptay iIm gift. Te Urna »Ini to«» iwMMn this token of oooll-4ao«e w4.fràmÉAÌF» I bag Isafo lo returo my Ma* paotf^l.anétOféla^lhMka. üskiaiaDougliiBsaf ilis to than as you nay havo oooasioo to sea than, Ibair pte»Mt .biii^i oftlwiiiiiMlillni niMiim wjthitsai» TÍSmmI asMoiaUlt teomii Ui^tM^vraaaol^ ud baoatisa of tha iasatiptioM wkkh thajr We seao fit it shall bsar. You bara bato kind «nough to My. gentleman, DON'T BE DISCOURAGED, If, in the outsetof life, things do not go on smoothly. It seldom happens that the hopes which we cherish on the futuie are r0ali7.ed.-The path of life, in prospect, appears smooth and level enough; but when we come to travel it, we find it up-hill and generally rough enough. The journey is a laborious one, and whither rich or poor, high or low, we shall find it so, to our disappointment, if we have built on aoyother calculation. To endure what is to bo endur^, with as much oheerfblaese as possible, and to elbow our way as easily as we can through the groat crowd—hoping for little, yet striving for much—is porhhps tho true plan. DonU be discouraged, if possibly you slip down by the way, and others tread over you a little. In other words, don't let a failure or two dishearten you; accidcnts happen, miscalculations will sometimes be made, things will turn out differently from our expectations, we may be sufTerera. It is worth while to remember that fortune is like the sky in the month of April—fiometimes cloudy and mhiw-limes clear and favorable; and, as it would be folly to despair of a^sin seeing the sun, because to-day is stormy, so is it unwise to sink into desiHrnderoy when fortune frowns, since in the common course of things, she may be surely expected to smile a-gain. Am'l be ditcouraffed, if yr>u are deceived in the people of the w orld. It often happens that men wear {borrowed characters as well as borrowed clothes; and sometimes those who havo long stood fair before the world, are very rotten at the core. From sources sueh ns theso you may be most unexpectedly deceived, and you will naturally feel sour under such decaptioa^; but to these you must become used. If you fare 'as most people do, they will lose their novelty before you grow grey, and you will learn to trust men cautiouuy, a>id examine their characters cloHaly, before you allow them great opportunities to injure you. JMmiH be diMoara^, under any ciroumslanocs. Qo st^ily forwaH. Rather consult your own oeoscience than the opinioas of men, th^h the last IS uot to br disregarfkd. Be indHstrins»—be frugal—ba honf8t--daal Ui p^rfiwt kit^asss with all who dome io your way, exeroisiaf a Ba^blnr-ly and obliging apirit ha your wholi iataiitoaraa; Md if you do Bot prosper an rapl#v aa soma of your noifhboradopwd opoo it yon «iU ha «llMf* Pjr-. _ ' A ehallanga passed a (hw'daya ago Mapsra.fiagnrandaaiM two iimMn groaa. nUr fHa»da,^B Hnrtat tifl 1«. tin, roforrad the afTkii to Mr. Plekaaa m & whom it ad^ustad. ;