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Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - July 20, 1838, Bloomington, Indiana Biniiiiiiiiiiii'iiiiti ^m I I .......Ill II T*"^- I ' III I liiiiiiMri ^^ 'seiE «01«»» w«« lÉWro M Wbil ihr ittisem»; TOIi. 3.BIi001UlW«T0IV, FRIDAY JULY m. «4. euiteu and published every fridayBY M. L. DEAL. OFFICE ON MAIN CROSS STREET, FIRST DOOR WEST OF MAJ. HIGHT'S. TERMS. Two dollars in advance, two iifly in six months and three at the end of the year. No paper will bo discontinued until all arrearages are paid up. (^Avebtmements oi ton lines or less, will be published three weeks for one dollar, and 25 cents for each additional insertion. All advertisement«-must bo marked with the number of insertions, or thny will bo inserted till forbid and charged accordingly. The CASH must invariably accompany advertise-menM from a distance or they will not receive attention. All letters and communications addressed to the editor must be free of postage. No variation whatev-V need bo expcctcd from these terms. Lisf'bl' AGENTS. The following gentlemen are rcqupsted and au-Ihorized to act a« agents: to recpivo Subscriptions, lob Work, \dvertising See. and recoipt for the same. Thomas C. Johnson, Spenccr, la.' H. H. Throop, Mill Grovp, la. Samuel H. Smyth, Bovi'lini(grecn, la. John Parr, Fredoiiia, Indiana. Wm. Herod, Esq. Columbus, la. E* G. Wayman, Martinsbur^, la. P. A. P.AWLiMis, New Anmny,Ia. J. S. lnwtN, liOiiisvillp, Ky. Georcf. May, PiirkprsbiirK, Montgomery Co. la. Wm. S. Rorkuts, Es<|., Niishvillc, la. Dr. 1. H. Ma^weli., Frankfort, la. John IUttkhton, CreencHsiIo, la. (.•FAJnuE '(i Dunn, Esq. Bedford, Imliana. Fruiii the Jijfersonville Courier. NHW MOVK. Wo copy thi! fnllowiii^ from tiie Niishvillo (Ten-nesicc. Wlilij. VVc do not placo mttc/i confidence in iho rop'ni, but wo wish our readers to know what the at Washinjiton are doing: A niovomoMl is now said to l»o on foot at Washington, thu annoimcument of which will no doubt surprise the great mnss of both political parties. Si>nie months ago it was unnouiicod in u llarrishurg, IVrmsylvHuia paper, niid copiud into a few of the Whiji pajKirtj, that tlio. sclicmo of running General Harrison as the Van Huron candidate for the next presidency, in the t-.ent that the full elections should result unfavorablo to Mr. Van Buren himself, hud been spokon of. It miw ap[>curs that the matter, has been transferred from llarrisburg to * ^ra.thinf'liin, wUnrc l\u'. ftii/abi/ity of every prom-iiiiMit man in the oimtry will probiiMy Iw diitcuasca |>y tlio udn«ini«tratioii fiarty, in order, it possible, to Ijcai Mr. Clay. jiunton and Kendall, arc tlu-, chief managers of the party at the metropolis, and such is the sleepless enmity of these men for Mr. ("lay, and such the atrocity of their past course towards him, that the iiioveinent on tho political clicsbnard, however era *lic* ought to surprise the country. ilut wc are assurcl that Mr. Clity''s supremo con tempt for tho locofoeo leaders is quite equal tothei hatred and venom, mid it is hardly possible that ho or his friunds should bo alaruicd at any |dot which tliey can sot <in ftx)i to dufeat his election, even if j)oliti( al treason should lio the iiilamous means em ployed for its nccom|>Iishmcnt. The following hntor to tho editor of tho Cincin naff Post uilord-i some insight into tho plans of the enemy. Washiiif^lon, June 14, 1C30. There is a sub rosa business going on here. Tho managers of which, like the Venitian conspirators, seem almost nftnid to breathe at present; hut you know I have such facilities lor information as arc enjoyed by but few. Such a meas ure as I am goin;.' to mention, has been in contem plation here, with n few, for a numlxîr of months but their fears are raj)idly subsiding,and they are now audibly wlnspcriiig what but a few weeks ni nee Ihc y wo 10 almost ntraid to think. From ap tcarances, a.s circumstaiiœs daily develo|)o them Air. Clay will Iw tho nominee of tho national con vention, in 183Î). Should this bo the fact, of which I have no doubt, the present supporters of the ad niiniBtralion will, almost to a man, go for Harrison. * As tho object of the whigs is to defciat Van Buren BO the object of Vanburen':* friends is to defeat Clay and they will do it with tho assistance of Ponnsyl-vania, who will never bo brought to vole for Clay, under any circuiuitancos. This moveinoat will, when generally known, make a tremendous excite-nient. Voti cannot but have observed, surronded you ure by the pn(>ers from all quarters, that the south west are all going for Clay. Ho is, if the el-fction was ne.\t month, mr»rtally certain of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois, and they are becoming stronger in his favor every day; but os your old friend Kichie says'ntma ver-ruim.^ Wo shall see." controlled power to prescribe what sort of money shall be received in payment of dues to the Oorern ment, to the extent of reiquirioR (if he choose) the whole revenue of twenty or thirty millions of dollars a year to be paid axliuiveiif 'in tpeeie. It then proposes to leave it entirely at the direo> tion of the President to direct vhere, and ^ »Aom, and in what amounts and proportions, this specie, or whatever other money, shall be kept. So that, as nnder the reign above referred to, the money may be lent, by half millions at a time, or by ten times that amount at a time, to any bank or individual whatsoever whom the Executive may choose to trust, to propriate, or to buy up, as men have been heretofore propitiated or bought up by means of the deposites. It proposM, of course, also, to empower the PsEsiDBirr to punish, ^ a witbdiaM^ of the deposites, any such depository as his pleasure may From Ike National ItUelligencer. Tho latest project of the Administration, for regulating the fiscal affairs of th» Government, yesterday passed the Senate by a majority of five votes. What thu prpcise nature and effect of that, bill are, tho reader will be able to understand by an attentive perusal ofMr. Wkbstkk's remarks upon its passage, which will be found in the proceeding col-uuin«. That bill is, in brief, an attempt to empower tho President oí the I'nited States, of his own mere will ^d pleasure, to do that which the sub-Treasury bill *oposcHl todo by legislotion. in other words, the &nate now asks of the llousuof Represuntative« to grant [MMinission to the President of the United tatos todo the very thing which tho Senate has asked the House of Roprosontativfs itselflo do, and which the House of Representatives has twice sol-jyimly duti rmiuedthat It willhttvo no hand in doing. That ii the short of it. The bill jiroposes, in truth, to uestoke thb bkiu« OF JaCKBONISM IN all its "l.l-OKV." It proposes to invest ihu I'uii^iutNr with an ua. chance to light upon, just as the late President of the United States visited bis displeasure on the Bank of the United States by the removal from it of the public deposites. Finally, after clothing the PaEsiDBirr with this more than regal power, the bill proposes to place it all within the cover and protection of the Veto. For, the power which it is now proposed to confer upon the President, if the House concur with the Senate, will be beyond the reach of remedy by legislation, so long as a single vote more than one-third of the members in either House of Congress shall stand by the President in the exorcise of it. From the Xenia Free Press. Three things fob somb folks to think of. 1st. Henry Clat can not be President, without the vote of the free states. 2d. He can not hare the vote of the free states without leave of the abolitionists. 3d. He can not have the vole of the abolitionists until he emancipates his slaves, and turns a short corner in his Congressional course respecting slavery in the District of Columbia. Oir.Vlr. Clay and his friends may turn which way they will—count the squares of their chess board either way—perpendicularly—horizontally —or slantwise. It won't mend the matter, and they might as well understand it, first as last. We copy the foregoing from the 'Friend of Man,' the organ of the New York Anti-Slavery Society. It is but a few weeks since that we saw, in the same paper, an article touching Mr. Van Buren's conduct on the qestion of Slavery which shows him to be in no better favor with the editor than Mr. Clay is. It is true noconsi&t.'nt abolitionist can support either of the two. Mr. Van Buren is the most obnoxious to censure from the abolitionists. Brought up, as be was, in a free state, and always professing to be a democrat, he has no apology for pledging nis influence to support slavery, but the paltry consideration of receiving the votes of the South. Mr. Clay's education and location, may be an apology but they are no justification. Mr. Clay, on Mr. Calhoun's resolution, did attempt to soften down a little the southern nation of the right of petition and the power of Congress over slavery and the slave trade. He yielded just enough to have the favor of the South without gaining a single friend at the North. The ditrerenco between the North & the Sotuh on these questions is so great that a man may find many positions between them without being near enough to reach either. He who atlemps to grasp both will be suro to obtain neither. Thus between two stools Mr. Clay will be apt to find himself seated on the ground. We travelled, a few days since, with an intelli-pent gentleman from Mississippi, a Whig, who gave It as his opinion that the southern and western slave States would not support Mr. Clay. His course on Mr. Calhoun's resolutions, was condemned unanimously by those interested in slavery. If this gen tleman's opinion is correct, (and we bulinvo it is) where will Mr. Clay get his support? HAY-MAKING. Philosophy teaches, and many years exporience has confirmed us in the correctness of her teachings, that not only clover, but all hay in which clover, or any of the succulent grasses, are constituents, should be cured in smallgrass cooks, not rolled, bHJt formed of layers with the fork. The objections to the old mode of curing who!!/ in tho sun, are, in the first place, that the leaves and finer parts of grasses, dry, crumble and^areglost, ere the stems and succulent portions are fit to carry to the barn. In the second place, that an intense hot Sun is hurt ful to the quality of the bay, that curred in the shade bein^ always the roost fragrant and nutritious. Third; it is liablu to be seriously injured by the dew, sudden showers, or continued rains. And fourth, demands more labor than the new mode. We will briefly state'our method of management, which experience has induced us somewhat to va- 'y- Our grass is heavy, averaging, perhaps, 81 tons, to the acre, and abounds more or less in clover. Where this preponderates, or is in any oooaderable proportion, we endeavour to cut when the clover has just passed the Aill bloom. The grass is of course succulent and juicy, and the swaths heavy. That which is cut in the fore part of the day. if the weather bids fair, is turned over in swaths, bnt not spread or tedded, after three or four o'clock, in order that the wilted portion may be covered iVom tb« dew. If rain is apprehended, it is put into graaa cocks, instead of being^urned in the swarth. The grass which is nu>wn in the afternoo<i/is ^put iaM cocks the following aAernooo, having Men luroed in the swath at tea or eleven« if time will permit, or if the grass is heavy or wet. We nevef sprMO from the swath, unless rain (Uls before it isODck«d{ and in this case it is ma4i» into cocks as soon aa the water is exhaled, and the graaa wilted. We prefer to leave tho oouks undisturbed two nights and one day, and until a fair day, in which the curing process may be completed, and the hay houseid. Jt may stand a week in cocks without receiving any injury, if they are properly made. In the finishing process, the rooks are o|>ened in the ntorning, say at nine or ten, tho hay ihakea up, that the mois ture, which is now principally upon the exterior of the grass, may paM freely off—it is turned over at eleven to two, and at two to four it is completely cured, and fit to be taken to the bam. Cured in this way, scarcely s leaf is wasted, and the hay has a freshness, fragrance and fine colour, much to be desired. There is at least ten per cent, gained in quantity, and as much in quality. The practice of tlie best English, Flemish, and French farmers, says Deane, is to expose their hay as little as possiUe to the Sun. It is carried in dry, but it preserves its green colour; and you sec hay two or three years old in their market of so bright a ereen colour that we should scarcely conceive it to be cured, yet they are in the practice of preserving it for yaai^ and value it more for its age. The caA excludes it from the Sun and preserves its greenness; and if a slicht fermentation takes place there, the hay seldom beats, and never spoils, in the mow or stack. It is the best mode to make good bay. From the Farmer and Gardener. GHAZINGOF SHEEP IN CORNFIELDS. Baltimore June, 21,1838. Mr. Robebts—A few days since while riding i the country with a friend, about twelve miles ^om this city, who observed a flock of sheep deliberately feeding in a eonifield. Supposing they were trespassers, we lost no time in informing the proprietor of the circumstance; when to our surprise he laughed and said they would do no harm, that they were put in the field for the purpose of destroying the blue grass, &0., and farther, that sheep would never touch growing corn! Nothing but the sight of the experiment with my own eyes would have made me believe this statement; but having seen it, and observed also the manner in which our information that the sheep were in his cornfield, was received by him, 1 was obliged to yield my belief. You will readily see the importance, in vaiious bearings, of this information to our farmers, without a special detail or reference. Yours &tc. GIDEON B. SMITH. A FRAGMENT. "There is no place like home." This poetic phrase is no less brautiful than true. We find that the food attachment of home pervades all ranks and classes of society. The wandering Scythian, although they had no abiding habitation^ yet they maintained that regard and veneration for the place where the bones of their forefathers slumbered, that the noighty army of Cyrus could not appal. Even the jrude and untutored savage of America, whose dauntless spirit never ^uail« belbre • fee, has nevertheless a heart which beats with the warmest love towards his friends, and the most tender regard to the spot where stands his wigwam. But in civilized society, what is it that binds every sympathising feeling of the heart around the cottage where our fathers dwell? It is because there is nrare intrinsic worth attached to it, or is it those heaven-born associations which connect esch brook and rill, each hill and dale, with some joyful recollection of happy hours spent in the company of a youthful friend, who now, perhaps, sleeps heneath the cold sod of the valley? Yes, this tends ntore firmly'to I ivit the ties of affection, to paint to the imagination seenes which occurred ot home, and to call up from the wreck of the past, hours sacred to memory. Yet those associations joyous as the^ are, would sink into comparative nothingness; if from that circle where we spent our youthful days in the gay sunshine of pleasure, was removed—a mother. Te% hean, sweet as it is, would be like a temple stripl of it« garland*, were it not for the sacred name of mother, to consecrate its portals. Like the evening dew, which scatters its fragrance while all else is wrapt in the slumber of night, so the mother, while everv other ear is deaf, is attentive to our griefs, mingles her tears in the cup of our misfortune, and soothes our dying agony. What a solemn place for contemplation is the grave of our mother? Every fault ¡s buried in the stillness which entombs her. Then it is that the soothing words that fell from her lips, the sweet smiles which emanated from her countenance, and th«) warm sentiments which breathed from her soul, come floating along like heavenly visions. Alas! never did I fully comprehend the charms that are conveyed in that word mother—until the grave had hid her from my view. But though the grass waves over her grave, and the soft, gentle breezes of summer pass unheeded by. yet never until my spirit shall have flown to the other worlds, never until the grave shall enclose my bumble remaiaa, will I forget that word, moth- BB. Ameriam Magazine Useful Knowledge. Edttcation im TBI Bacxwoods.—In the late Edu cation Convention, held at Columbus, Ohio, Mr Johnston, of Carroll, is reported in the Cincinnati Journal, to have addxeased the meeting to the fol-kming efleet: ««We are in the habit, said Mr. Johnston, of «D log ourselves the most enlightened, intelligent peo-on earth, but after the developement of thy evening respectiog Pruaaia, and even Russia, can pratend that tbera is any good foundation for thia liAbitual aalfHtpplauat? We call our fellow-dtfMns all enligblMMd and intalligent, aurely oal enktUig tiMt fhajr «ill raivm the eomplinient to never had an idea but thát the eirth was as ilat as piale on which he ate hia breakfast: and as ttf hematicks, thedifferëiiiigibiitireen the numerá- the, mathematicks, thedifhi^nqgltetireen lor and denominator of a vulgar fraction, wtA a ouraaWaa, and fliutry ia mora igraanWe'to Iwman atturn (haa tnitli. But vkat ii. «bat liaa been, the •tat* of fsmmn wkool «duoUion among usf 1 «•II rMnamlw«biB I UmI to «ade three miles, district school. Our Khool-windows, but ploniy ^iahHalNlvaeB Um togs for air and light—our Aiipiay «m of «ood. It always took the whole tin* of ooa boy to pik on Aiel enough to keep ut any «nyt «am, «ad tbo «bole time of another to pour «atar 4owb tba cbiimey to keep our school-heuse from tailing ftra. Our teacher was a g«^ roan, and taught us all bo knew. But hi« attainments were not grtat. At to astronomy, he mjstery of scieooe altogether beyond his depth. His plan was to begin with us at «Booby,' in the «pelliogibook, and go on «ith us regularly to the story of the «Fox and the Bramble.' Then in the spring, summer and fall, we were all set to work in tho bushes, clearing up our farms, and before the next winter's school began, it was invariably found that we had all slipped back to «Booby* igak So It went on from year to yea-, and such was the only school, and such was the only teacher I ever enjoyed, till I went to study law with a gentleraan whom I now see in this assembly. But mf taadwr was a wortify man—peace be to his ashes—it is only last autumn, that with tears of grateAil leoollec-tion, I put fresh sods over his grave. But all the people, sir, now expects us to do something to m^ia our common schools efficient. When I had saddled my horse to come to this session to attend the legislature, I saw an old geiitlenian approaching me who could neither read nor write. And who was he that should presume to approach the representative of Carroll coanty 1 He was one of my constituents, sir, and he had come to gi«b me my instructions. "Well, Johnston," «aid he «are you off" 'Yes, I'm off.' He seized my hand in hie iron grasp, and exclaimed with the deepest emphasis, **Do, Johnston, get something^done for the school law. Let us have schools. This sir, is the first desire of the people of my part of the oountry, and they aro ready to pay the expense." MANNERS IN MISSOURI. Aginember elect of the lower chamber of the Legislature of this state was last year persuaded by some wags of this neighborhood that if he did not reach tho State House at ten o'clock on the day of assembly he could not be sworn, and would lose his seat. He immediately mounted with hunting frock rifle, and bowie-knife, and spurred till he got to the door of the State House, where he hitched his nag. A crowd were in the chamber of the lower house on the ground floor, walking about with hats on and somking segars. These he passed, ran up stairs to the Senate chamber, set his rifle against the wall and bowed, ««St rangers, whars the man what sworns nM int" at the same time taking out his cre^n-tiaU. "Walk this way," said the clerk, who was at t^ same moment igniting a real Principe, and he was sworn without inquiry. When the ti>iler came to count noes, be found there was one %nator too many present, the mistake was soon discovered, and the huntsman was informed that he did not belong there. "Fool who with your corn bread!" he foaf ed. «'You can't flunk this chile no how you can fix it. I'm elected to this here legislatur, and I'll go agin all banks and eternal improvements, and, if there's any of you oratory gentlemen wants to get skinned, just say the word, and I'll light npon you like a nigger on % woodchuck. My constituanta «ent me here, and if you want to floor thi* two legged animal, hop on, jest as soon as you like; though I'm from the back country, I'm leetle *mart*r than any other quadruped you can turn outof thisdrove." After thia admirable harrongue,' he put bis bowie-knife betwen his ieeth and took up bis rifle with "Come here, old Suke, & stand by me!" at the same time presenting it at the chairman, who, however, had seen such people before. After some expostulation the man was persuaded that he Mong-ed to the lower chamber, upon which he sheathed his knife. Hung his gun on his shoulder, and with a profound congee, remarked, "gentlemen, I beg your pardon, but if did'nt think that ar lower room was the grogery, may 1 be shot."—TTarrenton [iV. C.] Reporter. GRAND AND NOVEL PROJECT FOR A RAILROAD. The latest plan, on a macnifioent scale, is the following from the Railway Magazine, an &giis pe- liodical: "A calculation has been made, that at low water, the force of the Rhine between Basle and St rasburg, is equal to 400,000 or 600,000 horse power. A pro|x>sition there from, has been submitted to the .Academy of SciencAa. to turn these immenae water* to useful account, by diverting them on a great portion into a canal with thirty falls of 100 meters (1091 yards) in height, from Basle to Strasburg, by Mulhouse, Colmar, Am*. By this means, it is s^ a ()Ower equal 4U,000 horsi>s may be obtrained, and an annual saving of 40,000,000 [£1,666,000] be effected by suiicrseding thu steam engines now existing, besides having water at command for irrigation. But this is not all. It is pro|K>aed to make a double lineof railway, and insteadof steam locomotives, to draw the train along by hydraulic machinery, at the rate of six or eight leagues an hour. It is further proposed by a new system of locomotives, to travel from Basle to Strasburg in hours, whereas, by ordinary locomotives, it is said it would take five hours! The total expense is estimated at 80,-000,000 of francs (about i;;srA^,000;) and M. M. Forney ron and Cuckerill are the authors. A prince laughing at one of his cwrtiers, whom he had emplayed on several embassies, old him he looked like an owl. "I know noc," answered the courtier, 'how that may be; but this I know, that 1 have had.the honor several times to repreaent your nMgeety's'peinon." A good story is related of President Humphry, of Amherkt College. One morning, before recitations, some of the students fai4ened a live goose to the Presideni's chair. When tho President entered the room, and discovered the new occupant of bis seat, bo turned on bis heel, oodj obMorving, "Genilemon I poreeivo you bavo a •owptiinl la-Struotor, and 1 will tbarof^ laM* yw to your at«-diesf* Aa editor in Boston lately got svib « big idea into his head that hi« frisnds were obi^goj to hoop bi* noddle lest it should crack. ;