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Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - February 2, 1838, Bloomington, Indiana M vol. february % 183�. To. 8. Edit co and Ruby sued a Ujda Yby m. L. Peal. On main a files St kept i Vevil West of maj. La who s. Ter.mi&Quot-. Two dollars ill Advance in Ltd Lifis in six in Ciulis and three at the paid of Tiu a r. No paper will to discant Uund unti All Arica age Are tid up. ¿avertisemekt3 of ten line or less will to pub Lla hed Oliree works Tor 0 10 loll in and j cents Ibi each additional . All advertisements Iii it let Iii i to num Ber or Thuy be a a is i to j til Abr Bill and charged Accordi in by. The Cash Nisi Invar i it a i co Aji any adv i if ments from a distance or Tacy. I. Not Rucci to Atten too. All letters Cornu indications Sod to the editor must be tree of port in. No Varia Ioa whale a or need be expected t Roin t a Csc tonne. List cry ruin. Trio following gent line i a ii in to j and authorized 10 act As agents to Reci ivc us Sci in on. A a a work advert Irving arc. And receipt tort a same. Thomas c. Johnson i pen Cor. La. H. H. Throop Mill Grove. Samuel h. , Ilow Litt Ron la. Of Maliel 3iilr.sar?, find Jav 1. We. Herod Ewe. Colin Ali a la. A g. Wayman Mirti i a Iii a la. D. A. Raw Isis new All Luis la. J. S. Irwin Louir Villo by. Georoe May Parkersburg front Gnu by co. La. Vim Roberts esq., n a Lvii or i. Or. I. F. Ma.xwei.1, i rank tort la. John Patterton Rire , la. Georoe g. Dunn be i. Bed Brj Indiana. Spa cd of or. , of Clay on Liliu sul j it o milking spent fat Point 0.1 Poiror Sonville and Craw for Duvillo Road. Or. Speaker wern it not for the extremely delicate slate of theh Cfaith of my ii land front Owen. Or. Champor it would l c useless for be to tii Uke any remarks on this Occas in Sii in cons Ideia Tion of that and the just Ioe id Quot Llie Clavin Filic two ple whom to represent i Trust by a Fth House the indulgence of making a it ii or visions. To the truth of which in Iid Vanc i Rii ill Suci Essul contradiction and while 1 have the Ellior i shall take occasion to no too some 1 f t Reni arks of the gentleman from Loyu a r. U Luti Imu or. Soaker we Udu ten Pei it e of county ask on this occasion Ijo Lcy comi Here inn Servile and truck Lin Minnor favors do they ask any thin Muiir Pasun tilt a out of the ref car order of their Jusi mid Naini in i i a i a Iii it no. Sir. They Deir tand a right in a Inui a id is cd fail manner know tip la it air flu bios to he j i and having Satiro con Dancu in the Niaud and in by of the people s representatives. that Spencer the seat of Justice Trio i Unity Owen be made a Point in the Beto in Ilio Una Craw a Fordsville Road. And is it not their Clai n Prima Facie when it recollected that theirs is the tily county scat on the whole line of this Public Woik a Lii i is not made a Point most assuredly. It �.?a fact and Fiji idly acknowledged that one of Trio Principi in Oli Jucis of the Seirer Sonville Arij Crawfo ulv Ile 1 ad was to us con Novato and connect tie Guniy to son the line. None can deny Thi Iuchi nil adn i., met a few be Rains who have reasons thai the Public have not isl Iii individuals Whol i or. Williams yet been favored wih. I Luo they May occasion Suco Codi d in a Iii kit a in and Tioy ii company with contradiction that no Survey has Ever been made by Way of Spencer and hence airy thing that Engineer might say could of course Havo no greater weight than the casual remark of any one else who knew nothing about the matter. That Engineer had in Good authority for making any such statement. I have been told that he once travelled by Spencer on very Rainy and Day but was such observation of the route any kind of authority for making statements calculated to prejudice tie Public mind against that Point i Hon 1 Hope that that statement will be viewed m its fir oper Light. A or. To Peaizer the people of Owen county have Ivri to fore frequently a lied to the Board of Public works for a Survey by Way of Spencer in order to ascertain whether their route was not preferable and an order Foca Survey was Niico made but from Onie cause Tomt order was never executed. The Iio fird thought As 1 have been informed that the Law was Sijub Toul As to their Power to make a Survey by Way of Spencer and at the last session of a lie log Isatu a in order o remove All hat ii object an act was passed for the avowed object of a running the Hoard that authority but strange to ill that act was a perfect subterfuge a nullity in ended Only to allay the feelings of the people of it Wen until the work should be i Nelly located and Mieir representative or. Eckels As 1 have been told acknowledged that it satisfied him and was All his constituents wanted but sir he was deceived in the Law or such a declaration would never have been made. Now sir let us examine and see if Economy Wil j not decide in favor of Spencer and a 1 Oad. Lisa Itiline the report of the Able engineers w hich was Laid on your desk Only a Day or two since but a Colic i allude further to the come nos of that report i must be in Ernie Ted to answer an objection to that report by the gentle Nan from Floyd or. Whitman lie urges that by that corps of engineers was made in too Short a time and in Sciort w to create an imprecision that heir report should be disregarded or at Best should have but Little weight with Iii Eibers of this House. Vial were the under which those distinguished engineers were employed to make the Survey a Liy it was a line of the Public works upon which contradictory reports Hud been made to the Lioard of i Liblick works and the Board being unwilling to make distinction on a subject of so delicate a character and a decision which would ii Cen Sai ily have caused much Public discontent and probably have greatly injured the system. Those Rountr reports had been submitted by individuals whose situations entitled them to High respect. T was a question causing great excitement heating he passions of those living on the line Toile hottest endurance. All agreed that a report should be had from the highest possible authority and it was finally resolved that or. Williams our practical Engi in , should proceed in person and make a Survoy and report the fuels As they actually exist feeling that great responsibility must rest upon him if he undertook the task and the did Culvy of satisfying Tiu Public mind or. Williams i a nested that in in Ilii be permitted to Call to i Aid the assistance of c of acknowledged ski Jun the profess Iun of ii Ginyei ing. Liis was done and the selects of or. Williams was certainly Wise one and one in w list h we should be thankful he a Able to ii Sci in. Or. Forrer principal Engineer of Ohio and i. Welsh i Inci it Al Engineer Kentucky Are fit ally try to show Sonu plausibility lit in Opi Iosi Tion i have Evi been ii i i a us areas to be wholly unable to see the jul Isicc i la Weir reasoning. I Lien the people of the county of of. Enbohn thu. in d ? Why Havo countless and Meimin Las Ujcik hitherto disregarded n a Blair Elanius do Iii Why has not the origin ii on the us acct of connecting the county Ca. On the line shh n carried out. To prove that to at was the 01 i Inal intention 1 refer gentlemen to the journal it of this House during inc years in m�?0.�sir, these Are Tiest toils to which no Casc Naide and a Iii factory Enswor Cim 1� Given. It is nig cd Tole suit by bomb individuals that its Ion car i Ema be a Point on the Road in question Ilic cd Antici d Moniot and i no Nain will Suler irreparable . Of or. In pc Kei if that were True Thucie fee reason who i lice Lould not be u Jio inf. Hut if Ina Liioi a spin car a Point would injure Thos counties let a Limo Ely a Nirio Pai ii of Lea of la 1 ask if Piialii big a Ledford a Point would not As greatly injure ibo coi Mikil a of Monroe and Washingion / l it Edford is i Distant it Iii a ii lit lieu Isom Seirer Sonville to Siuw Ille Titan in a c nicer is a Imp Ofilio country will How to any one w to will take Iho Tiu Blo . And More than that according to the report of it sirs. W Illiams a Cash and Forrer the local tii Samoa of let of d ii by no Means favourable As a Point on tliiii.,id. Lii i am not trying to show a at inc Cloid Bli Ould not Bea Point but that on Thi very Suu r j a inti,.u that 11 is a j oin Spencer should of right b. A cannot injun any Coua Ylo make y Pence r a 1 Point but some individuals or Eun puny of i cilia fed the Amart of Bein Loo in a in thu in inv it inn in and no one else can feel injured. Tin i Liopo it will viewed us a Mere its Ltd i Tiomi d 1.1 ii Uili und by Chi us Itali in any Cimney wiil k if juice by Ina Iii is t a oni and viewed As it Projko july should us aug Tulois Zient a Conte nip a Lle Hou. To la Hodo a reason Hemi Ofori usually tried by the enemies of so nicer was that by making pm ice h Point Ino Chu Tucjer of thu Woik would %ec0mariiy d from a Hail 10 a mad United Road. But Sii that objection i i not , Keobun no Survey Iliad Ever a a ii Mude by Way old Pancer and hence that Obj Euon was a Mere Cima Lort of him a a Humbug. Tim pm it Kamau Irum flu gtd or. Shumun Lelu a a tilt the Road onion Iitto or on Altai Woik my mined stat cml in Rouit by was wholly in cacti Cabott for either a rail or Road a i Here smrt and Inu Ltd to Cunt Doutly a Ballaugh or. Williams examined the whole premises and in rough the Board of Public works reported the facts As they developed themselves in the course of the examination to tins legislature. I ask now if it is not unfair ungenerous and disreputable to try to cast odium on gentlemen w Hose profession is their highest Pride w Hoso experience is proven by the Many Public works progressing rap Nily under their care whose integrity has hitherto been unquestioned and who occupy a station wholly aloof from the least passion or feel ing on inc subject and whose whole aim was to a Livo at truth no individual could indulge such an idea for a moment. It is urged As an objection to this Bill that it deter mines the character of the work to be a Mcadam de Road. Such an objection cannot exist because the Board of Public works have already made that decision and since this Bill Only reiterates their determination it is no objection to i to Bill. That decision 1 fully concur >11, since by the report above alluded to a Lail Road on that Linn Wil Cost Tho enormous sum of $6,80,000 and 91 cents Over half the sum appropriated for on w Hole system of internal improvements. I hey report further that Road will Cost Only $1,Bug,002, making a difference of the prodigious sum of Neaily live millions of dollars and that a Road will not be profitable soon and still altogether pie Fiahlo to rail Road these sir Are truths not ii Ieie phantoms of an airy imagination a no fiction about Tho matter the Ria tilt of process that invariably arrives at facts. Now me to enter a Litt c further into the reasons w by Spencer so child he made Point. A right line Diawn Fiona list lord to Greencastle w ill not leave Spencer More than a mile or two hut w in a Boloni Ingiosi has to be and i again ass Crl that i think it is right that All the county seats should in that As Well us i horse Yon find that the right line is let t several mlo.,and when at Bloomi Inion of course a Hincer something South of a 1 ight line to Grec Castie. Bui i think i can Sai isly any reasonable person that icon my decide.-that Tho Louto by Spencer is preferable to that by Joss Ori even from the late report fihe engineers states thai Quot in proceeding North from blooms ton the Lino of try pasting for fou r 11 r live mid Sovei .1 aur Faco ver up Vuvra Able to the Comisi us Tiomi of a 1 oud reaches the to Toms d i an Nicici a which it in by lived will Alj Quot ii a Favi Jiabo a note Ghenco to a Point near mum Tuii or a Pio Bablo distance of Hevy n Ini Iea. I Tuia Tuu tui to Tbs we a Folk of in bit Kihei a distance of four Miles the expenses of construct off a rail Wai will be great if we include the Cost of crossing that hero you find that in order to evade tiie route by s Wincer after leaving Bloomington four or five Nailes have to be pass Dover of a Charncie Quot very unfavourable to the construction of a be a country of Hills and Dales mountains and valleys ridges and hollows has to be encountered before the Bottoms of bean Blossom Creek can be approached whereas if a Western direction were taken towards Spencer i am of opinion those i Licul tics would to avoided. I was for Many years citizen of Monroe county and several years a Cutti zen of Bloomington and if i am not greatly want ing in memory the Western route is infinitely preferable. From mount Tabor to Gosport the engineers say the Post of the work will be great have no doubt 0/that statement. I have travelled the Road Between those Points and can testify that to the Best of my recollection a More broken por Tion of country would be hard to if he Road be taken on this route a Bridge must be built across bean Blossom Creek which must necessarily cos a Large amount of Monette Stream being Taviga hic for Flat boats up to mount Tabor which expense would be wholly saved if the route by Spencer is a doped. The route by Spencer has another advantage Over that by Gosport. At either place abridge must be built across the West Fork of White River at Spencer the River is Only about 300 feet in Width a Good Rock Bottom and excellent let Anks at Goss port on the Eastern Side of Tho Stream an embankment has to be thrown up for near three fourths of a mile from ten to fifteen feet in Width Tho Bottom a perfect bed of Quick Sand which of itself is almost an insurmountable objection the River about Hundred feet wide and then on the West Bank there is a Bluit which would require a very Large sum to Cut Down for a Road these facts of themselves Are Strong reasons in favor of Spencer. On the whole line from Bloomington by Way of Spencer to the Talis of eel River the finest Quality of Limestone is found in inexhaustible quantities very important item indeed in the construction of a Road. From Bloomington by Way of Spencer to the fails of River the profile of the country is certainly favourable to a Mcadam Zed Road and there Are advantages at the Falls of eel River which few very few places in the West and i May safely say the world can boast. Certainly nature has shown her Bounty More lavishly at this than any other place in Indiana. An inexhaustible bed of the richest Iron Ore an equally inexhaustible bed of the Best Stone Coal the most splendid and useful water Power in the state the whole River being precipitated Down a Bluit Over seventy feet in than two thirds of a mile and a of Iasi of Timber unsurpassed by the Cedars of Lebanon. Sir what advantages greater than those could be desired by any one it appears As though this place was peculiarly intended to assist the Amer Price of our enterprising state and Alt Ord it Manyo those benefits of which some of the other states Are wholly deprived. Then can there he a stronger reason Why the Road should pass on this route sir it Wilt be of advantage to the state for the Road to pass on this route in a two fold sense. Because at this time the energetic and enterprising proprietors of the Falls of eel and its innumerable advantages Are using every exertion to commence the manufacture of Iron at the earliest possible Day and when the Road is finished the amount of tonnage to and from this Point must be immense and by the transportation which then manufacture of this place will afford the state will be receiving tolls constantly whereas if the Road is taken in another Dirac Tina All this tonnage must be lost und Tho people will be deprived of the use of the Road to and from this Point at which they will have Eon slant . The favourable site for a Bridge across eel River at Tho Falls is another reason in favor of Spencer the Stream is comparatively narrow Rock abutments already placed in Tho Bank by the god of nature and a smooth Rock Bottom across the entire Stream and a Fine a Quarry of Limestone As can a by where be found in Tho West. In Short every material on the in Mises for Tho construction of the work in contemplation. Sir 1 again enquire what objection can be urged against this Bill none. Ficho answers none. It first proposes to save $5,000,000 of Money and then a route for the Road in question which has innumerable advantages Over the one by w a of Gosport. Or. Speaker in frankly acknowledge my inability to do Justice to so important a subject one sir in which Tho welfare of so Large a portion of our country is so deeply involved. Give them this work which a a injustice theirs and they Are thankful and satisfied take it from them and you do an act of flagrant injustice As All impartial judges will determine and they Are ruined literally ruined Recouso the control canal passes Down White River on the opposite Side from their county Cut and a rival town must necessarily Spring up infant it is already there. Allow the Road to Cross at go a port and you build up another rival town and the people of Spencer and Owen county generally Aie the sufferers i have lived among Tho people of Owen county and can testify that they Aie Gener Ous Noble minded patriotic and and 1 must acknowledge i know my feeling Aro enlisted in to Weir labor but sir i am an internal i Movo Niento Man and if i did not know that this Bill is strictly Intoc Ordence with the principles Corr cily Laid Down of that system which i am always ready to defend i would say not one word and vote Agassi the Bill. 1 Bono sir that gentlemen on this floor will coot Der the claims of the people Whua Dearest interest is now it stake reflect on the gun Oral Fea Luies of the Bill As it Deal rvs Saad vote according to the dictates of Justice. Canals and internal improvement for the purpose of adding the following Moad Menf to wit that the Board of internal be required to make a Survey from blood Ivington via Martinsville and m<x>re3viile, thence to Gie Nicastle. Sir i see 1 o Good reason Why Tho Points referred to in this acne dment Aro not As mucin entitled to a Survey a is the route by the Way of Spencer. Cast your Eye upon the map of the state and you will find that Martinsville is not More out of a direct line from Bloomington to than is Spencer and the country through which the Road will pais is far Superior. From Bloomington to Tbs Point where the Road would strike White River it will most Likely follow the Survey made for the rail Road und found practicable of course it is so for. N Mcadam Zed Road. In passing thence to Martinsville it passes through a Rich Valley of Fine level land on the Central canal route a distance of fifteen Miles thence 10 moors Villa through a country of land not to be for Beauty and Richness of soil a distance of fifteen Miles.the whole of this route from the Point where it first strikes White River Isth Rou a a country of alluvial soil and nearly of a dead level admirably calculated for a Road. Martinsville through which this is to pass is a Fine flourishing town a county seat and fast improving. Moors Villa through which this Road should i is a Beautiful town situated in the heart of a most excellent settlement of friends and As is commonly the Case in settlements of this kind the land is in a state of High cultivation for the time it has been settled surrounded by Good water Power on which Are erected various Machin eries such As merchant flowering Mills d c. This town is six or seven Miles from the Central canal line has much need of a Mcadam Zed Road by which to convey olt its surplus produce and bring in the necessaries of life. This also is a manufacturing town settled with people of the Best o Der who Are Good friends and supporters of our system of internal improve Ert. They pay their taxes without complaint and not in very Small proportion besides i am told As much As one Hundred and fifty dollars is paid by one Man in some instances. Why then should not this route be entitled to consideration at least As much privilege should to extended to this county the county of Morgan Aslo the county of Owen. There can be no harm in remembering that Morgan has sustained the syst tem from the very first commence sent while Owen has As constantly been for Clas it if cation or for nullification. 1 do Hope therefore that the Bill will to recommitted and Iho proposed Amend Lieut adopted. Remarks of or. Sims. Or. Sriaku�?1 Hope to show i a Hau vol to refer Ibe Bill to reasons Wev of Indiana . Sp.mmary.among the proceedings of wednesday in the Senate we note briefly the following a Bill who introduced by or. Dunning to establish a state University at Bloomington w hich twice read and made the special of incr of the Day for monday next. Resolutions having been adopted by both houses for that purpose the Senate repaired to Tho Hall of the House where both houses proceeded in joint ballot to the election of three members of the Board of internal improvement to fill the vacancies occasioned by tile expiration of the term of service of John i. Clendenin John a Graham and Samuel lewis.the vote in filling the vacancy of or. Clendenin stood follows for or. Clendenin 73 votes for or. Nathaniel Albertson 71 votes scattering one vote. Or. Clendenin was therefore declared duly elected. Messes. Graham and Lewis we reelected without opposition. The joint Resolution instructing our senators and requesting our representatives in Congress to use their to procure Tho passage of a Law authorizing the reception of notes of specie paying slate bunks for All Public dues was reported Back to the Senate with an amendment confining the operation 01 it to the Sale of Public lauds. Various amendments were proposed All of which we believe failed and nuer an extended session during which several test votes were taken which Maui fee Ted that a Large majority of Tho Senate favored the object of the Resolution it was considered As engrossed and read a third time and passed without a Call of the yeas and nays. Tho particulars will be noticed in our regular Jumma jan.26. From the ind Beacon on thursday last a Young Man by the name of Edward d. Mckee was put ashore at this place by the Steamer Gen. Pike for surgical Aid he having received a pistol Ball through his body a few Miles above this place by the hand of a fellow passenger. It appears from a statement made to us by a Friend of the Young Man who was shot and w to was on la it Ard at the time that the Dit Fielty Between Tho parties arose somewhat after the following manner. Two of the passengers were gambling playing to Ker perhaps a brother of one of Tho players was stand ii. Behind the chair of his antagonist giving signals As to his hand. Or. Mikco observing their movements remarked to the other Young Man that he had better quit As they were evidently gouging him. Upon which the brother who wis playing damned him Aud told him to hold his Tongue or he would Dirk him. Mckeo replied that he did Noi like to stand by and see a Man thrust his lined into another s pockets take his Money. This eni in 1 the Young Man very much and a considerable Ute Ciatu ii Uio to Ediew his Dirk and mde a puss at Mckee but the latter parried the blow knocked the disk on of his Hamand was in the net of striking him with his fist when the other brother Diew his pistol and shot him the Ball entering near the Navel of the left Side and pasting out Little above the hip. Thero is a possibility that Mikco Mav survive. A is under the care of or. Percival of this place. Mckeo is represented to to a Young Man of respectability and recently a merchant in Warren Trumbull county Ohio. The two Brethorst were immediately confined with a Vium of taking whom to Louisville to stand their Tri-, for attempting to take the life of Mckee a or for murder Suonio he not survive a

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