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Danville Weekly Advertiser (Newspaper) - January 26, 1850, Danville, Indiana HDe^otelï io Poliíics, €òncation, Cüerature, iï}t ^rf0 anè 0ntnccs,.ai;iiTOnt ì^ms, ágricultiirc, íl)e Mlavktts, (©ntcrai Sntdíigcncc, ^r., ^c. W. H. H. LEWIS, Publisher. DANVILLE, INDIANA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 1850. VOL. III. NO. 34. IS I'UBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY, At SI ,50 per annum in advance (or within three months,) $2,00 if not paid until the ex-piratic n of three months; or $2,50 if payment is not made till the texpiration of the year. No subscription taken for less than six months. No paper discontinued until all arreaniges are paid, unless at the option of the Publisher. A failure to notify a discontinuance at the end of the time subscribed for, isi considered a iiw engagement, and will bij charged accordir<gly. Terms of Advertising. An advertisement of one square (13 lines) one dollar, for the first three insertions; and twenty-five cents for each subsequent insertion—none to count less than a square. By the Year. For or e square of 13 lines, or less, $ 5,00 tw o squares, 8,00 three " 10,00 four " 12,00 For half a column, 15,00 whole column, 25,00 All legal advertisements, to insure publication, must be accompanied by the cash. All letters on business must be addressed to the Publisher, post-paid. 0:5rOFFICEon the East side of the Pub»-lie Square, one door north of the Post Office, up Btai.'B. For the Danville Advertiser. Rise and Progress of the U. Stales. Rock of Plymouth : thy memory shall last, Deep treasured in each patriot's breast, 'Till liarth's foundation quake with death throes, And freedom's mighy pillars, trembling fall. And moulder to their mother dust. Our pilgrim fathers, tired of oppression's cbiins. Who sought a place wherein to worship God A.nd open an asylum for the oppressed, First planted footsteps on that hallowed spot. Those conscript fathers there, amid the western wilds, Upon t nat sacred place, an altar did erect To new born liberty; to liberty Avhich from (icd began— Immortal as his Son. Hard by, that altar stood a tree Whos I ranches spread to shelter flocking thcusandb Whohave sought protection 'neath its friendly boughs. Despotic power, no longer mayest thou reign, wi h iron iiand. Nor feiter the immortal mind, with one consent, Now burst from every tongue. All nature speaks— The ripling brook, the ocean wave, the opiming flower. The zephyr breeze, the lightning's glare, thot man— The image of his maker, should be free. 'Twas thus,when 'proud America was young,' Ere thf..t she rose with might and majesty to brook The apiiroaching storm of war and carnage which, As risirg blackness gathering thick and fast, denied destined soon to crush her rising po^ver. That storm did soon with vengeance come ; In nwxi ial pomp; with clangoring trump And glittering steel, mustering Britain's proudest sons. To subjugate the rebol race, who vowed they would be free. All now, was gloom and melancholy dark, as that Which wraps the slumbering dead— The aw ful crisis came—the blow suspended— To meet it now's the only thought, '«Death or victory," 'Mid die Anglo-Saxnn race, rang fierce as fiendish cry, As onslaught after onslaught came, which, as Bonie JMighty alpine avalanche descends, to crush Whate'er may lay beneath, The dreadiul COD flict rnged; Now it seemed in equapoise; and now again, Against our youthful land; but as the keystone Of some mighty arch, which gathers strength The harder it be pressed, so seemed our gallant host. At last, to cast the final die, and consummate The inBinguined struggle, each antagonistic povier, Witha\vful grasp, seized hold the last resort. And as the furies met, at York Town, A deathly pause ensues: suspended are. Upon this final blow, the destinies of men And nations yet unborn. Look! they app roach; And as they near, with muttering drum and stroaming banner. The hoarse voiced cannon, breaking the Bolomn silence— Save Uie drum's fell tones—tells the doleful tale. That death has now begun, to extort its baleful cries, from many a warrior's bleeding breast, As cry succeeded cry, still hotter grew the desjierate conflict, "Mid th(j infuriated ranks. Now see the stately Form of Washington, of noble bearing, as towering High above the surrounding multitude. Endowed with more than mortal energy and skill, He gives the firm command, while quick As some Bwii't-V'inged angel who, dispatched From Heaven's court, bearing the vials of Goc.'b wrath, He leadu the impetuous charge. Naught Could withstand the shock; and now behold The vanquished corps, raising a flag of truce, -The firing ceased, and shouts of joy Rang through the vaults of heaven, While echo thrilled each beating cord That coursed the soldiers breast which, did con',:ain One kinilling spark of that immortal fire. ' Which first began to burn upon that altar That before we named, to which all now. Their votive offerings bring. Thus was achieved An eight years arduous struggle, which, did involve And brought to light, events the grandest and Profound of which a listeniug world Have ever heard, except»Mesiah's birth. All now are free, and singing first their matin Songs of freedom, struck a cord, then new. Which now vibrates to Earth's remotest bounds. Then we were young and weak, but as the eagle, While yet unfledged, out from its eyre looks. And silent waits the coursc of time, 'till by Increasing strength, it sallies forth with wing Untiring, and unblinking eye, quite proud To know and feel its power, spurns each attack Upon its majesty, has been our giant march. "From small beginning," we have grown,in numbers. Wealth, intelligence and power, with speed unrivaled In the faithful record of departed time. If more than half a century ago, three millions men. Armed in the holy cause of liberty, who fought For home, their altars and their fires, could meet And quell the combined force of British Valor, arms and wealth, what now have we to fear. With twenty millions strong,of patriot hearts. And strong devotion to their country's cause, and A domain broad as their liberal hopes? With a domain which, on its eastern shore. Is lashed by the Atlantic's surf, and extending Westward far, embraces ihe Pacific's placid breast, Containing in its vast extent exhaustless mines Of wealth—of gold, which generations yet unborn May not unfold—to wJiich the mines of Peru And of Ophir old, are small compared. Proud empire of freedom, model Republic; Thy name and influence,shape the statesmen's thought's And poet's song, of other lands, who shall write thy destiny; Who, with pen first dipped in the spirit of omnipotence. Shall penetrate the deep arena of the future. And disclose the mighty truth, that to thee Confided, is he trust, to liberate the world. Stupendous thought, and yet it may not be A fancy sketch; for, deposed kings, and tottering Thrones, and papal power, do all now feel and Own tiiy sway. Shall thine escutcheon bright, So made by deeds of prowess,ere be dimmed By scenes of discord hate and strifel No; too strong Are those fraternal ties that bind together All thy states, to thus be broke by trivial cause. That lolly name which thou hast won. Will never die, but live on history's faithful page, 'Till day shall sing the requiem of night; and The winding sheet of time, shall all things wrap. And dark oblivion only mark the spot that Gave the birth. J. N. GREEN. The Great West. This proud title, anr] no prouder than It is significant and just, has, within a little more tban a score of years been won by a region of our country which fifty years ago. was a vast wilderness, whose silence and solitude was unbrokers save by the whoop of the red man, the roar of the wild beast, the solemn music of mighty rivers, spreading from the mountain to the ocean. —1 voice of inland seos, wild and rocky shores, ago the Misssisippi was of the white man's tents heard not the music of his arts, and wise and Journeymen Printers. Wccherish the most profound respect for all classes of mechanics, for we know that the prosperity of our country rests with the men who labor. It has been otir good fortune for years past, to be placed in constant companionship with journeymen printers and we must be permitted to say, that, as a distinct class by themselves, printers particuSarly are among the most intelligent of mankind; and they are warm-hearted, self-sacrificing, and liberal to a fault. The latter trait is a promi-aent characteristic of the fraternity; hence is the assertion that printers are invariably poor, "loo true to make a joke of." We are acquainted with a brother typo "a travelling jour," who has figured conspicuously as a lawyer, a clergyman, and a schoolmaster, a teacher of the French language a temperance lecturer, a speaker at political meetings, a quack doctor, a regular physician, a daugerreoty-pist, a singing master—in fact, it would bo hard to tell what our friend has not been ; and yet the individual who has enacted so many parte to perfection, can boast of none other than a printing office education. The first time we beheld the person alluded to, he was a swarthy faced apprentice boy, the last time we beheld him, he was eliciting the profound attention, and frequent plaudits of an immeoae concourse of freemen in Faneuil Hall, Boston. Such is the brief and imperfect history of one of the craft, and if called upon to do so we could point out a large number of typographical brethren, all of whom are equally "up to snuff." and the thunder voice of inland seos, surging against Half a century beyond the pale and villages; it his industry and prophetic men looked upon that river as the farthest western boundary of the republic. Then Ohio was not, Indiana wn.^ not, nor Illinois, nor i\lissouri, nor Michigan, nor Arkansas, nor Iowa, nor Wisconsiu. Vast Stales beyond the 'Father of Waters.' now populous with intpHigent and enterprising life; now wielding a balance of power in ihe Stales of the Union, and pushing civilization with restless energy towards ihe Rocky Mountains, and to the shores of the Pacific; States clamorous in their necessities and strength for pathways over conlinent&, through which they may seek a commerce which Tyre and Sidon, and Greece and Rome never knew, did not exist even in the far-piercing imagination of man half a century ago. What a miracle half a century has produced ! Over that wilderness of the West, the sturdy axe-man and ploughman have passed; the old forests that swayed to the winds through unrecorded centuries, have fallen before adventurous civilization ; the wigwam of tho savage smokes no more on the banks of the Mississippi; the mountains and the prairies are sown and blossoming with hamlets and towns and cities; the buffalo iierd has given place lo the best servitors of man; and gigantic industry, beautiful in her proportions of labor, art and science, has reared a million altars over the scattered ashes of Indian council-fires, and strews its an warpat leaceful grain seeds in the Indi- T. Well may this reclaimed wilderness, so rich, so sturdy, so beautiful, clap its hands until their echo reverberates among tne Rocky Mountains, and on the shores of the oceans, and claim the proud name of Jthe Great West. Great in its inherent strength—great in its populousness— groat in its intelligence and freedom, and great in its promises and hopes in future. A transplanted slip of that barren Nev/ England, whose pilgrim altar is fitly a rock, it has shot beyond the stature and strength of the parent tree, and with a soul as ardent, and a sense as pure as the stock of which it took seed, it shall push on, and on, until from the Mississippi to thunder-voiced Oregon, it leaves no hill nor valley, nor plain, without a hesrth-firo, a schooi-hojse, and an altar to its God. Wonder, indee'd, of human energy and civilization, is the Great 'West— land of Titan rivers, and mountains and lakes. Well, too, may the North and the South, and the East be proud to yield that sister section of the Union towards the setting sun, the name of the Great West. Into all their midst—to their granaries, their ware-houses, their artiznn shops, their seaports and their ships, what a volume of rich treasure and tribute she pours. Her golden grains, her minerals, her flocks and herds, and above all her emulous spirit of liberty and glory,—she pours upon lakes and gulfs and oceans, lo swell exuberantly the tide of a nation's greatness. There she sits upon her mountains and valleys and many waters piercing ocean-ward, the cornucopia of the Republic, her horn earthful. scattering its exhaustless weaith on every side. Time and its tide of population, but expand, refine and exalt her, and lo our eye, the splendor of her beauty and strength shall increase in ages. Honor and glory to her, the grtsat the mightv West.—JV. Y. Sun. The Hungarian Sxiles. These unfortunate patriots (says the Sunday Dispatch) visited the mayor of Nevv York on Friday. Miss Jagello was the principal distingue. In the course of the day she gave sketches of her life. She said her father was a Pole; she herself was by birth a Pole ; and she had sacrificed home and friends and relations, fur the cause of liberty. In 1846, the revolution broke out in Cracow, and sho had been engaged actively in that event, in a case which lay so near her hea"t—the cause of liberty and her country'.-, freedom. Afterwards she went to Vienna, and was engaged in the revolution which broke out there. She did not fight much on that occasion ; she confined herself to helping the brave combatants all in her power, and attending to those that were wounded in the bloody encounters which took place. She aided in the construction of barricades in the streets, by contributing through the windows all the t'ur-ni'.ure, stools and chairs which she could find, and which she threw out of the window, to help to augment the mass of materials of which the barricades were built. In other respects, all her action had been directed to the military hospitals on the field of battle and to dress the wounds of those who were carried out of battle in a suffering stato. She was not alone in this work ; there were three ladies wish her besides, who were her companions in the same cause, and the same dangers. Of those she was the only survivor left to be free ; two of them had been shot, and tho other was shut up in prison. The following curious memorials of the tyranny they have escaped, where brou't by the Hungarians. They aro laws to regulate affairs in the country hereafter. They are six in number and are as follows : 1st. No Hungarian shall wear his hair longer than one inch in length. 2d. No one shall wear any cravat or other articles of clothing of a red color, or with red in it. 3d. No Hungarian shall wear his shirt collar doubled down a JcCAmericmne, 4ih. No Hungarian shali woar a beard on his chin, or whiskers on his cheeks or hair under his chin. 5ih. No one shall wear a feather in his cap. 6th. No one band on his hat, hat-band. Such are the regulations. For the first offence, the penalty is flogging ; for tho second, death. These are curious regulations and fully show the nature of the government which has its foot upon pros trate Hungary. If any one is curious to know tho name of the gentle governor who has passed these laws, his mame is— Haynau. The idea of turned down collars being an American fashion, shows that this man does not keep up with the hullelin des moíZes—"stand up collars" are fashionable now, and the Hungarians who wear them arc a la'' Américaine still. Tilings at Washington. Correapomlcnce of I lie Tribune. Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1850. There seems to be no end to the frauds that are perpetrated upon the Government, and the ingenuity of the modes resorted to for their accomplishment. One has come to light to day that I will mention. Some lime since a Capt. Naglee appeared here wiih powers of Attorney from a number of Captains in the late Mexican service. autHoHzirig him to set-lie their rpspective accounts with the Second Auditor, for raising and mustnring their companies under a lato Act of Congress.— Many of these accounts were Prom the Daily Journal» Whig Meeiiiiiii' at the Capita«. An adjourned meeting of the Whig members of the Legislalure, and other Whigs in altendancu from different por-. lions of the State, took place at the Hall of the linuse of Representatives, on Wednesday evening. .1. S. Hahvey occupied ihc chair, aud Thomas Dowling acted as SecreUiry. Col. Prathef., chairman of a commit-iee appointed ix'. llie previous meeting, reported the following resolutions : Resolved, T1 at, having a well grounded confidence in tl e patriotism, iiilclligence, and poTiiiciil vi.-tue of ihe Pcopl« of Indi- and scUled conviction, that al' Executive, Lpgislative, and Judicial officers should be chosen by a direct vo'.c of the. qualified elsctors. comjirisiiig al! nntive and naturalized citizens of Indiana over iho age of 21 years, and that W9, as citizens, will advo-cate and defend, on all proper occosions, this great and fundamental doclrine of the Democratic Whig Parly of Indiana. paid, and others superceded. Among ann, it is ou r dt lihf^rale those who gave their Powers of Attorney, was a genll(!man who commanded a company in one of the Pennsylvania Regiments and who is now in this city. When Naglee procured from him the Power of Attorney, he purchased his account paying him 8215 for an account against the Government of about §260. Having other business at tho Second Auditor's, the Pennsylvania Captain inquired of Mr. Resolved, That, looking at the errors Clayton whether his account had been of the past, and to the hopes of the future settled by Naglee. — The reason why he! we are in favor of such an amendment lo made inquiries was, thai he had received i the Constilutior. as will forever -ohibit a letter from the Department as lo some jthe State autho^'ities from conlracling any charge against him for properly while in j loan of money, on the faith of the S'.nte, the service, and the vouchers for the dis-i unless lo meet engagements heretoforo proportion of which, according to law, he entered into, wi.hout a direct vote of iho had [ilaced in the hands of Naglee- Mr. People approvii:g the same, except such Clayton sent for the account, which wasjsum as may be required lo repel invasion, one of those suspended, and to the aston- jor lo sustain our political insululions in ishmenl of the Pennsylvania officer, it had time of war. been augmented from §260 to nearly Resolved, That wa favor an amendment eight hundred dollars!! Upon examin- to tho Constitution distributing the county ing the vouchers, he ascertained that they ¡seminary fund (arising from fines and for- shall wear a broad hat-but only a very narrow were all forgeries, and that all his hona fide vouchers had been withheld. He at once informed Mr. Clayton the account was a fraud upon the Government, and the vouchers filed to sustain the same base forgeries. The Secretary of War was at once called upon by the Captain from the Pennsylvania Regiment, and the fraud disclosed lo him, who in addition addressed a letter to the Second Auditor, giving him the same notice. How far this fraud may have been carried in other cases, it is now impossible to tell; but as the powers of attorney were obtained from the Pennsylvania Captain mostly in the same way, there is Hu!e or no doubt .'eitures hereafier accruing) among the^ eoveral district!! for the usa of commor? schools. Resolved, That it is, in our opinion, highly expedient that the General Assembly, or legislati'.-e chambers, should meet but once in two years, and that ihe new Constitution ought to contain a provision to that effect,, providing, however, that the Governor htive authority, in cases of emergency, to t.ssemble the Legislature in extra session, whenever, in his opinion, the public good requires it. Resolved, That, looking to the past experience of Indiana, we are thoroughly convinced that a fruitful source of evil is Mr. E. C. Beman, who superintends a very elegant and extensive Furnishing Store for Gentleman, in the Astor House Block, N. y., has the following advertisement in the Nevv York Tribune : To advertise. Is very wise, Yet some there are don't know it; They fear the cost, The money lost, And so they dare not «go it.' Not so with me. My NAME you see« In mem'ry may you keep it; ily field I sow, And well I know, In Autumn I shall reap it. Fewer of imagination. The Hartford (Conn.) Fountain tells of an Irish girl in that city, who went into a dry goods store to purchase a ribbon.— After looking at the entire stock in the show case, she declared that none suited her fancy. The rnerchant, anxious to niake a trade, and deeming her taste capricious, remarked, in the blandest manner, that his ribbons were really as pretty as any in the market, and that if she would just imagine thai she liked one of them "itwou5d be all the same." The girl listened with wonder to this ingenious sophistry, and was apparently convinced, for she selected one of the best ribbons, and ordered four yards to be put up.— The scissors were applied, and the girl was gliding out of the store with the ribbon in her pocket, when the merchant reminded her that she had forgotten to pay for it. "Never mind," said she with a courtesy at the door, "ye can imagine, just, that 1 paid, and it will 'be all the same! " Th s man of tape was astonished for the space of half an hour. If you desire to be happy when yoii are old be temperate while you are yoting. Siioes and Buddies, The business of a shoe maker is of great antiquity. The instrument for cleaning hides, the shoemaker's bristle added to the yarn, and his knife, wero as early as the twelfth century. He was accustomed to hawk his goods, and it is conjectured that there was a separate trade for annexing their soles. The Romans in classical times, v/ore cork soles in their shoes to secure the feet from water, especially in winter; and as high heels were not then introduced, the Roman ladies who wished to appear taller than they had been formed by nature, put plenty of cork under ihem. The streets of Rome in the lime of Domitian were blocked up by cobblers^ stalls, which be therefore caused to be removed. In the middle ages shoes were.cleaned by washing with a spbnge; and oil, and grease, were the substitute for blacking. Buckles were worri in shoes in the fourteenth century. In an Irish abbey a hiinhan skeleton was found with marks of buckles on the shoes. In England ihey became fashionable many years before the reign of Queen Mary ; the laboring people wore thern of copper; other persons had them of silver, or copper-gilt not long after shoe-roses came in. Buckles revived before the revolution of 1689, remained fashionable till after the French revolution in 1789; and finally became extinct before the eighleecth century.— Every Day Bool:, 0^7" Set them on a race of popularity, pen in hand, and taci will distance talent by half the course. Talent brings to market that which is wished for." Talent instructs; lact enlightens. Talent leads where no one follows; tact follows where the humor leads. Talent toils for prosperity ; tact catches the passion «of the hour. Talent is a fine thing to talk about, and to be proud about; but tact is useful, profitabiG, always alive, nlwaj's marketable. It is the talent of^ talents, and av-ailableness of resources, the applicability of power, the eye of discrimination, the right hand of intellect.-Caffiinrfge Chronicle. There are only one thousand slaves in the District of Columbia. but what a large amount has been real- an excess of loc^l legislation, and that in ized from the Government upon accounts: revising our State Conslilution, it should' similarly cooked up. be a primary object to find a remedy therefor; and further that some general provision ought to be adopted having reference to incorporations, county business, and other subjects of^legislaiion, hereto^ fore unnecessar ly multiplied. Resolved, That we, as a portion of the citizens of Indiana, do advocato tho rs-duclion of the number of offices now ex-in every c;nse where the same can Ati Incident at IlavaEga. A correspondent of the New Orleans Picayune, writing from Havana, November 30, says: "At the time the Ohio and Falcon wero in port ihe streets were filled with Cali-fornians, with their pantaloons inside their well greased boots, queer looking j hats on their heads, and ll^o handles o. ^^ ^^^^ knives and buts of pistob peeping from | ^^ their multplicalion-lhat ct - ' reduction of State expenses, by a reduc tion of offices and officers, is of vital im- their pockela. t... u.y w. ^ - „ g^^^g expenses, by bands of them roamed through the streets, ■ ' - agamst all ordinance, and to the manifest terror of the watchmen, them undertook lo arrest a squad of a-bout forty Californians, when these in the greatest good humor took possession of their lanterns and lances, and, with the watch in their midst, proceeded to the palace,where the ball was in full play .and insisted on being admitted to see the Consul of the United States. General Campbell came put from the saloons, when one of them, a 'Bowery Boy,' no doubt, made | himself spokesman, and said he had found these fellows, (the watchman,) trying to make a mu.ss." and so ihey took them up. They therefore wanted to know where the lock-up was. The Consul laughed, and told them that, as Cuba ivas not yet quite annexed, he had not the necesssary authority, but he would call the Mayor. The gentleman very politely left the dance, and gave orders to the watchmen not to interfere with any one that night who spoke English only. So the "b'hoys"' gave up their prisoners, and walked off quietly singing— "Oh, don't you cry, Don Diego," to the tune of "Oh, Susana." r'" "'""'ci portance to every interest ; and that while party Ol,^^^ nnviTinni nf fair salaries, for services Rliymingo A New York paper somd time ago published a report of a police case in the following style ; "One Christolopher Twist ordered Hannah M'Grist to stand still and be kissed.— But Hannah gave out such a deuce of a shout, at what Twist was about, that a watchman named Top, came up with a hop, and marched Twist to a shop. But M'Grisi not being ihere to the kissing to swear. Twist was cleared by the chair, and made tracks like a hare." Various pendants to this appeared in various papers, but none more amusing than the following : "Pray what's to be said on such a strange head, as belonging to this Hannah, whose boisterous manner, so frightened poor Kit out of half of bis wit, that he gave up ifie job soon as khock'd on the ihenDb? 'Why the instant she miss'd him she wished she Had kissed liim." The formation and steady pursuit of some particular plan of life, has justly been considered as one of the most permanent sources-of happiness, the payment of rendered, is just both to the people an4 the servant, ho extravagance should bo tolerated in remodelling the organic la>v which is to govern the generations to succeed us. Resolved, That liie developement aud improvengent oi' the Agricultural and Mineral resources of Indiana, and a fostering care of ih 5 Mechanic arts, are ob-i jects of high importance ; and that, in our opinion, such wine legislation should b© tolerated, under our new system, as will, give to these great elements of our wealth and respectability, a first rank in the enterprises which have distinguished the nineteenth century. Resolved, That the exemption of a' Homestead, Gv \ifi equivalent in personal properly, from joiced sale, for debts contracted after the adoption of the new Con» stiiulion, would be a measure of policy and humanity—that it would be in consonance with our Republican Instilulicns—-that this government owes protection to the vvives and children of its citizens, and that a Home for innocence and infancy ia demanded alike by the impulses which operate upon the human heart, no less than by the teaciiings of the Divine law—» that such a provision in our Conslilution would tend lo repress, in this country," thai fatal ¿buse so long existing in the systems of" the old world, overgrown land monopoly, (ihe f:;uitful source of blood-shed and attempted revolution,)—that U would create a spirit of true independence in the political action of ihe masses of the people, and prova iho means, finally, of perpetuating the wise, just, and glorious institutions of our beloved country.—^ Adopting the language of Mr. Jefferson, wedcclare: "Our National independenco will never be coraplete till Homestead of the citizen shiill be secured against tha misfortunes incident to hunian life," Resolved, That it becomes the Amen«-can people, possessing an empire th^i spans one-fifth of the Globe, and from her own shores behoids her Trident, at the same time, in the Eastern and the Western seas, to invest with the control of our international and diplomatic relations a man of coolness and of wisdom; who shall combine prudence with firmness, and who, never forgetting the demands of patriotism, shall practice towards other
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