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Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - January 15, 1836, Bloomington, Indiana Per in Anee by m. Ii. By Ai. Jav Evte of the week from the l Fayette one pro its. Alton rail Road. This Road is intended to be tit a fenced at Alton on the Mit Sippi and a a Endio enit to intersect the in Bush and Erie canal it some Point on the Waby the thus bar ire ans of a or canal and the Lake to open a direct communication through he Interior from new Orleans to n. Y and then r is not Distant when it it in without doubt be accomplished a the Ioe tion to in nation and >i�ed7 completion of this Road the Bash country and the whole West a hould feel a a Elj interest. As will appear by the report the line hns 111 ready been surveyed from Alton to Springfielt old and the Cost of construe tion in found to be comparatively nothing. The whole country is re Tea Wkubly level and Well Cal cute for the constructions of the work. N consequence of the interest Folt w Nur citizens in the location of Thia Load we have made Tome exertions to procure he report of the Survey. We Are informed by a gentleman directly Flora Vandalia that a Bill was in Progress before the a ii future of Illinois and has no Doub before this become ii Law authorizing tie location o said Road As fare Istas Danville Only a few Miles Distant from our stale line. What Are the features of the Bill to detail we live not Bern Able to ascertain should we receive a copy we shall Endeavor to Lay it before our readers it As Eaily n Day As possible. The Dele its to the Indiana stale convention Loet at Indianu Napolis on monday the 14th december and formed an electoral ticket pledged to it be support of William Henry Harrison for the president. For vice i resident the ticket is in pledged this is As it it hould be. So far As we big informed the people did not instruct the d of ates to dominate any Jerson for Vicc president and to have done this would have transcended their author the electors nominated no John for Clendenin of Orange county Hiram Decker of Knox county Milton Stapp of Piterson county Knock Mccarly of Franklin county. Achilles Williams of Wayne county. Austin w. Morrii of Wirrion county Albert s. While of tip i Canoe Cly Marston g. Clark of Washington a county and Abraham 1 Andrews of Laporte county. In our next we shall Endeavor to live More of the . 1 a Jig a shot for ney��?76. to a Ndia Iwa Tibay of Matt Iff la to a. Execution j dreadful Accident and awful sunday evening last a Little girl by the of Langton residing in he suburbs of this Borough aged a bout seven years was Burnt to death it is supposed by her clothes taking fire. Her parents were absent at the time. On the following morning a Coroner s inquest was convened at the House and the parents of the child were so beastly drunk that they could not give any information respecting its death. In the afternoon the Corpse was conveyed through the Borough for interment by five persons and among whom was the father so much intoxicated that he staggered along the streets and in one instance feel Down. May our citizens never behold another such an awful scene. Miuor s Ture. Sport of the following is from the Hopkinsville by. Gemette a of Friday. Great folks will get Frisky sometimes As Well As Little one we learn that the whole legislature of Tennessee grave senators and a ii lately chartered a steam Hoat and visited Cark Siriller Al Wirich place hey arrived in the night. Upon heir a. Rival at fhe wit hey i i mediately proceeded into tie own Ulter Ingall a urts of strange noises which to fright ened the Good citizens in heir quiet Beds hat some of them thought the town was on tire others that the a lives had risen whilst others again a were firmly of opinion to a my Rel had escaped Ironi Hie Penitentiary and with his p l ule gang was in the act of plundering lie town. The dogs bark a cd 4he chickens crowed the get see ack cd he women sure Neil and the Rolicki me Luw givers laughed with flight it ill wonderful sensation a which Mieir arrival had produced. If he boat Hud gone to the Bottom what a precious cargo would have a Buen lost we would stave gotten our Friend Prentice to a write their , Jour. Or. James g. Birney has Given no. Lies in he Cincinnati Chris Iii Jon Nal to like he is about to commence he Putli cation it his abolition paper at he Richmond in Clarmont county a a ear Cincinnati. We have Lidle doubt that Hui Nice will be torn Down bul we Trusilo hat or. U. Will receive no. Personal Barm. hib i Ich cd by accumulated arts and treas. Tit in Tesis delivered before the alumni association of just Assur Hall. On he Day of the annual commencement of the College sept. 30, 1835. St hijbqzjl8 a Mufti xxx. D. Or. President and gentlemen r we have come my friends to Revis it together the scene of on Early studies. Since last we parted Here time and distance have widely separated us a the world and the world s cares have engrossed u8-death with no sparing hand has been amongst us by we have at length returned probably for the inst time to mingle our remembrances of the living and our regrets Over the departed. At such an hour what can i say to you that your own hearts have not anticipated we stand Here on this Nar. Row strip which a operates the Long past from the Brief futurity which awaits is a feeble group the wreck of so Many Argolies that spread their Young and Ventrous sails on the wide Ocean of life freighted with Light hearts too Early Over clouded and buoyant Hopes too soon quenched be. Neath its Waves. How often As the storms of life assailed them would they gladly have turned for shelter to this quiet Haven which they left so imps Wendy As the prisoner Eagle who chafes his breast against the bars which keep him from the Green Fields and Gay Flowers of Spring would As the Clouds of Winter gather round him take Refuge in the solitary next which his Young Hopeb deserted. It is our More fortunate lot to come Back at Astuto that seclusion it our Early years Are recalled by the presence of scenes endeared by a Cro a of gentle associations a we seem to Bathe our hearts in the Clear and Cool fountains of our boyhood whose Calm bosom has never yet been dimmed by the tears of sorrow nor clouded by the hand of misfortune. But in thus communing the thoughts that Rise unbidden Are full of salutary sadness. How live and How o Dic o live without wrong and to die without fear is he great lesson of our moral nature without which All learning is fruitless and All knowledge unavailing and if thales son be 1 t taught by displaying the transitory and Uncertain character of All the world can give or take away with wha intensity Are these convictions inspired Here where he memory alone is he Griat teacher and our pers Neinl experience rises to he Dignin. To of Wisdom. For myself he most solemn impressions of my life Are stamped by he scene before us. It has been my lot o be not an unmoved observer of Many scenes and persons whose Fata Best illustrates the nothingness of human exis ence by none have Ever sunk upon my heart i h a deeper feeling than this return to he intellectual Home of our boyhood. I do remember in my youth to have lived at Delphos Perli aps the noblest Monument of the ancient world the awful d other of wide spread religions deemed to share with the divinity its knowledge of the Fuli ire it the must irem of human destiny whom nations part Pillad with heir of rings in mad nut Luns a re consider him an honest and by no be Lent Man. He in Reso Lute 00. Not having been permitted to open i Battery in this state he is Dot ruined to cannonade i fro4ii across the River. But it rather Low Arus in which Antiquity had no Parai Lei. What is Delphos Newt it mag in ancient Templet lie id ruins it the in it sir options its glory Are defaced it it its orach a Trei do no the suppliant crowd bet brought up the votive offerings of nations i Sispera and amidst the fragments of that religion which overshadowed the world under a miserable shed. Is raised the feeble chant of a Christian hymn it. Self half suppressed lest it might of. Fend some barbarian Soldier of me Hornet. A few fragments of Marble the shapeless relics of a Wall some prostrate columns Are All that represent the buried glories of Sparta of Corinth or Argos while of Luc tra and Mantinea and cd Veronea names hat for Ages have Stirret up heroic passions in human bosoms just in ooh remains to attest their existence. These Are melancholy pictures of he decay of nations. 1 do rember too to have stood by the great of our age on the do a when he was crowned Empe ror. There was that Day gathered round him All hat could fill the ambition or gratify the heart of a human being. Conqueror in so Many Fields while his glory was yet unstained ail the trophies that War can give were at his meet. He had used them nobly for he brought peace and Prosperity to Bis country which now seemed in its gratitude to bestow upon him not merely its honors but hat fatal gift i # Freedom. He was surrounded by Kinsmen to whom be gave thrones by a Warrior who had followed him through so Many Battles to this his last Triumph by All Europe that seemed to contribute or consent to his Elevation. And then the out Ward the decoration a the Pomps All shed the enchantment of the sense Over that great spectacle. It seemed us if Fortune had gather All her gifts merely o scatter them As if in scorn of human destiny or of All its splendor the great object should be the first victim. A few a Hort years and i strove to resemble this pageant. Vain that venerable Puntiri the chief of the Catholic religion who had comi from Rome to bestow on him the Crown of Charlemagne was now despoiled of his own kingdom and Imp is de by him that wife the Sharer of his humbler fortunes and this Day the partner of his throne was divorce. De by him and her place filled by a stranger his Kinsmen were All dethrone. De and banished or executed the sol. Diers who had sworn allegiance betrayed and deserted him and he the loftiest and proudest of them All twice dethroned twice exiled perished alone in a wretched Island six thousand Miles from the scene of his Dominion and his glory. That this is the great moral lesson of our age. Yet these examples of the decay of nations and the Uncertain Fate of those who govern them have a weaker hold on our sympathy than those changes which affect cur own personal exis tence. It is now thirty four years since the voice you now hear sounded for the last Lime within these Walls. years nearly half the period allowed to Man s most prolonged existence. A whole generation of men has passed away. The infancy of that Day has ripened into manhood the mature life of that Day has sunk into dec Chi Ude i s old age has Long since gone. We come Back Here in remembered and unknown new forms meet our eyes voices no longer a. Miliar Salute us we ask for Hose we knew and Are answer by their descendants. Prom this living Solitude we take Refuge in our recollections and strive to people the present with the past. We recall the anniversaries which a asked our own Entrance in o the world our companions Radiant with their own Young happiness at leaping Over he Barrier of their a ecu Sion amp. The crowd that thronged to share their pleasures. There was he father who came o i i Ess the honors of if son the Promise Only As he fondly deemed of the greater distinctions that awaited hip there was he Mother who wept with an anxious Joy at he Triumph of that child whom a he had nursed in her own bosom there was the sister whose Young heart swelled at the applause which followed her own dear playmate. The father Ibe Mother and the Lister Are Alt gone. We walk through these Hills and pronounce the name of our companion. It was once echoed by Soma shout of Rpu Ahful merriment. But no answer come now we Loo i into the chamber Lound every one of a which a one fond Assoc Latuli dwell a the bed Are just a they were went to by but the who a dec leaped from the get it Uli Toon join in Bat Here which there in Bat one it to feb final Al ing. There Are the things that bring Home to us our own Auto Latte nothing. New they make of pause and Ponder on that which in the tumult of life it too often forgotten it that which Hough no human Eye hat seen it with All that human Eye hat Ever sees the deep and dark mid in. Fathomed tit usury of the Homo Toal. They make Utt look inward too for self examination and if that Sci tiny May suggest Many things which might have been belter done or More wisely left undone we May rejoice in being spared to repair them. But if there thought arc Mournful they bring with them at least one consoling it Surnce. These change this decay Are Only in ourselves they have not touched our country. One generation has passed away another has succeeded but nature is Ever the tame bounteous Mother. The Fields Are As Green the harvests at abundant and our country bleat with a thousand advantage Etc blotted above All with free institutions has outstripped even the wildest dreams our imagination had pictured for Ber. Our own institution has had its full share in the general advancement. We tee it with incr Attyd and increasing resources with an enlarged and distinguished body of professors a More numerous rain of students with All the evidences of great and growing Prosperity. But. Must not Sadden with personal themes like these the parting hour of our Young friends who Are about to do As we once did a with joyous Tapir. Its Exchange their seclusion for the Active duties of the world. At such a moment the experience of those who have gone before them May not be wholly useless and i will venture therefore to address to them a be words not now and in Jour Ai the heated a of info i Tui ii Kroa Iid they Are my the Tala Able my re a on or Yav Aing too Oul diligent their Power to Cotoio tract Law a Litif my by tical Juthe tendency a Foar age a enee of i which May not perhaps be altogether forgotten hereafter. You have this Day finished your education you Mutt now begin your thu die. Thit education will have been unavailing if it hits not taught hat although Louch it done much re Mains to be done. The taiga for letters is yours the rapacity to act Uirt knowledge it Yourt Rand your Mindt prepared by discipline and instruction have received the seeds of All useful learning. But the Harvest they May yield depends wholly on Yourt Elvet. If these Rich possessions be neglected they will run to waste and destruction leaving you the melancholy examples of an abortive Effort at improvement. But care and cultivation will add largely to your present acquirement and conduct you to any honors or distinctions to which you May aspire. To this you Are often exhorted by those preceptors whose own a Access is the Best testimony of the value of their instructions but 1 cannot do you a greater service than by adding my own experience to their Ais ranch that Liberal studios will be the safest guides and the truest friends in every Condi. Tion private or Public to which you May be destined. You come on the stage of life at a Peculiar period. For More than half a Century the world has been shaken by a great Strugala Between new ideas and old institutions. The mass of Mankind have outgrown the rest traint of their infancy and Are strip. Ing to adapt their governments to their opinions while the great prob. Lem on the part of exist aug author. Tie a How to yield gracefully and seem to concede what Skay else be sex. Sorted. Whatever May be the result the contest itself hat developed an intent and to Etimet Adi tempered Energy in the Patsi ont of men and forced a wider Dittus Lon of knowledge a More Universal i Zucati no a More Alert and excited feeling among ail conditions. Such a Community require tin itt Leaden a Torreti coding Power Afi Tellett. They will it tuba it their rights or liver tip a or complicated inter Etta to Ocoin Petal a Adte and although sea Olimer misled by Pattion their pure no a is to give Power to those Only who luvs capacity to employ u a timid a fid a ally. Prom Yoff Tyml Ore Day Tiu de a you Are to be pro. Mia eat it your native a whih , a Imra a Rill a sex. A Tad to Jawor emf my cd to lbs to m the Liiv Btty a u Itata whim or am Fri tt�4. A a a met by tical a Nurith a a the Den of Niech Apical have to it a priv de the and multiplied it physical Peasah it we sometimes Indio to a bag Gem their value. The personal dui forts which they furnish Bave Lens to the a Dentan aft and make it prone to More intellect my Paw Iti yield no Lach a Gunias a enjoy Peu. But to Long at the heart and ibo in of nation most influence Totaan not idea so Long at mind pred Oak in the a matter that in while our Haem Durex a the nature of Ai of his a to ions his history and Hie destiny Wei Ever be the noblest study of a by no a being in every walk of life you will find their advantage. A a a can engage in no Purkait they we of la a a sore a superiority Orer in a a it dieted competitor. In those deemed Eie Chi sively mechanical they excite in exper Menf they a Aggett ii prove a ments they Render labor Asora in troll put and a therefore Aure pred a tiv even the Mott Monot Odout routine of mechanical life leaves Domoj hot to the Dominion of solitary reflect Lioio which Early instruction might kindly into a a Efu lome. They Are More be Cen a Ary in our country because bbl a has attached to it Here two pet Tiyari tie alms it unknown Elk a where Pic or and Lei urea political her a Bill education can alone Render Valaque and Leisure the natural re Stilt of the general Prosperity a but the Mott Dan serous gift to an a a cultivated a ipod. There Are some who tear that these studies May inspire a dictate Fot Industry and thai the Fields Aad work shops May by abandoned Bec Aatu they who work can Alto read. Bat Meo need not hate labor by can a the love St tidy nor look abort Thrif profession because they Caa Koek beyond Iti the Industry outta of Taai Unity May be safely Tratter to the actual Wantt which Snake it a my Erja and the spirit of which make it afterwards a Greama atom the Only effect will be not to Maka men work Leas but to make that work More skilful. Pass to Kroc the other occupation to of life and Achiva tion maintains itt Ascendancy me Are commonly More intelligent in Ibe if affair generally my re sauce Tufili Al ways More respected for habits of taste and literary cultivate omit a you attend in the scale of life to Berk Efficacy it still More Tyril Cong. La the sacred calling among Thote who Are equal in the Etsen totals of Chril flail virtue How much More of Honor and of useful Lett it the portion of that scholar whote learning enables him to Trace Back to its source the Stream of revelation separating from it part Waters the turbid infusion which the imperfection of human language of the misguided Seal of Fana tki have mingled with it. In the Heiling Art what resound for alleviating he Man suffering and prs Loi no the existence of these we love May by of pored by Bim who Roderi a very a i and every climate Tribo iary 1� Iii Improte net. In the Kindred pro a Fetsios of the la which a a the whole Circle of Hetman affairs to let highest honors Are reserved not or him who is conl6nt i9ith the Ordo a routine of litigation but for tha Riper scholar to seeks in every �ienc�-4� ail Liberal Arti and to rough do a his whole Domain of , what Mitre May adorn or dig Liy a a Nom Occo. Pation. But on tic the ire of a Sefl Nisi for which a very a Quot Merican should by Prtt tand hit these studies Are of the a Yoa Are a destined Fer in Tiftz Many of Yoa i Tny a by my Oas there. I i thai Earnest in to Impre a a a i vet uni Hou each of Liberal �1� a a Mollt a a tie a by Ito a vile Wmk Toni Tut it a a a i prevail uni Dalli am of the Graa Leit Dangaix to tons aria a the Wairt of to free that a Ither to Tlley no min lib cat Ever Lcy a Ira Eit Modad a i to or do his to a my in a or a Olry a a a men rus i Lotta the tire a a of with Otto aia nth of

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