Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - March 2, 1838, Bloomington, Indiana
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HUUSli Ol' R!-:!'RCSENTATIVES.
Monday, Fi:bruary 12, 1838. Tlic v.liiilo of iho liay. fioni the opening of the House to the aiijoiirniii 'Mt.at at)out G o'clock in the fvninp, was omipicJ in an t\\.'ilc(i discussion of a ni.)lion by Mr. Wish, fur a Committee of^lnijuiry, (1. i,:iiiaMy moved U) the follou iaf; terms:
"\V!i>;ic:is, the following; publication appears in tliti New York Courier and Inquirer, to wit:
Corruption in Ct>tigre.is.---\\/c yesterday publish-fi.J a letter from'Mhe Spy in Washington" directly charging a member ofCongress with corruption, & oil>i ing to/jrore the charge befoic a committee of oifher House, when called upon for that purpose. \Vc republish the charge to-day, and call upon Congress promptly to institute the investigation thus - challenged, both as an net of juslioe to itself and to the country. ''TIk.-Sjiy in Washington," it may bii said, is not an ostensible or re.sponsible person; Imt we desireat oiico 10 ob\ iate this difiiculty, by ^Muting, !«•> we now do, that he is known to us,; and that whenevtM" called upon by a coinmiltce 'of Con-we pledge ourselves that he shall b« forth-coining, and that he isono whose standing warrants un iiDinediate preceeding on tlie part of Congress. . Jhlracl from yesterday's Courier and Enquirer.
"Tlie more brief my statement, the better it will 'hn iiuJorstooiJ. It is in my power, if brought to 'the bar of either House, or Ixjforo a committee, and •proc-fss allowed dk; to coiiipcl the attendance of 'wiinesscii, to prove, by the oath of a respectable «k 'unimpeachable citi/.en, as well us by written docu-'inentary cviden'ie, that there is al least one member
Mr. CRARY moved an adjournnaent, which waa lost, 76, to 90.
Mr. WISE moved to strike out the words "if a member of the House."
Mr. UNDERWOOD asked the Chair whether, if he withdrew the clause alluded to, another member could move it?
The CHAIR responded in the affirmative; whereupon.
Mr. UNDERWOOD withdrew that clause, and
Mr. HAYNES moved its re-inserting; and upon this motion the yeas and nays were ordered.
This amendment was discussed by. Messrs. HAYNES, TURNEY, WISE, UNDERWOOD, & the latter moved an adjournment, which motion (at 6 o'clock) was carried.
And the House adjourned.
ROMANCE AMONG THE ADVERTISEMENTS.
"Wit, pathos, poetry, are there,
And Death's sublimity."
The reading world knows not how many good things are lost by skipping the advertising columns of the newspapers. A hundred years hence posterity will do these neglected receptacles justice. There the chronicle will search for facts—statistical, topographical, and quizzical. The antiquarian, loo of some coming century, when time shall havfl bronzed or death obliterated the names of our now kind and warm heartisd advertising patrons, will with spectacles on nose, (noes, we take it, will still be natural,) peer over the quaintnotices of things now niw, and cheap: and rareJand wonder what they ment by 'Boneset Lozeages,' "Vegatable Life Pills," and "Equitable Insurance Companies."
We have been inveigled into these remarks by noticeing among the advertisemements of a Western paper the following novel method of punishing a "false and faithless fairpne"^for a breach-of-marriage promise, resorted to by the disappointed swain, in concert with the father of the betrothed. The conception is capital and contains a far better redress than by going to law.
By the bye, we will take the opportunity of advising our acquaintances and the^Public in general, that we shall be pleased to insert gentlemen's advertisements for breach of promise on the [part of the ladies at the usual rates—with the usual deduction to those who advertise by the year. For the ladies we shall publish gratuitously. The follow-ing .should be kept as a precedent.
I, the undersigned, declare having given my consent to Mr. Francois Vallet, for his union wiih my daughter Melaine Young, and. that^she herself had given him her faith, but that she by having received some bad advice, has changed her notions and refuses the hand of Francois vallet, without any legitimate cause. It is for this reason thatlsu^ mit this notice to the public, as a reparation for any mischief that might happen to Mr. Vallet and to let him know that I regret very much the ulli-'d ance did not titke [)lace.
rison have placcd his name before their fellow citizens ds a worthy ciiudidate for the Pre.sidency; we look abroad for co-operation. Hy whatever method the whigs of the whole country may finally determine to support a single candidate for this olTice. their political bieihreii here will cordially abide. But we demand action-, prompt generous, honorable, universal ac/ton."
We hope this call for action, on the part of ou; Ohio friehds will be cordially responded to by the friends of old Tippecanoe throughout the Union— that the people of Pennsylvania in their "primary nneetings" may instil such a spirit into their proceeding«, and imbue their Delegates to the State Convention with such a sense of the will of their constituOTts, that they will notdaie to close the proceedings of that convocation without declaring to their Sister States who is the fnrst, and only choice, of the Democracy of the Key-Stone state, for the Presidency.
SOUTH CAROLIN.A-TEX AS.
In order to satisfy the North as to the détermina tionofthe South to annex Texas to the Union, we copy the following resolutions adopted by both branches of the South Carolina Legislature, at iti late session.
"Resolved, That tho people of this State havi witnessed with profound interest the gallant struggle of the people of Texas to emancipate themselves from the dominion of Me.xico, and hail, with heartfelt gratification and pride their admission into the family of independent nations:
'Resolved, That the incorporation of the State of Texas into the American Union, as soon as it can be efTected on fair and reasonable terms, and consistently will) )i due regard to obligations of internat faith, would eminent IV conduce to the interest of this CoiilVJrraov."
site direction, i ne ouiiuincr ( ever abandoned -—Buffalo falriot.
HooSher.—The appfllation of Hoosher has been used in many of the Western States, for_ several years past, to designate in a good natured way, an inhabitant of Indiana. Many of our ingeniou.« philogists hav(! aitcinpted, though very unsatisfactorily, to e.xplain the origin of this somewhat singular term. Mordica M. Noah, of New York, undertakes to account for it upon the faith of a rather apochyphal story ofa lecruiting ofTicer, not of very brilliant li'crary attainiiipnts, who was engaged during the late war, in enlisting a company ol Hussars, whom by mistukc lie unfortunately denominated Hooshers. Another etymologist Iclls us that when the state of liuli ma was being surveyed, the surveyors, on finding ;he residence ofa squatter, would excluiiii, "w/ii/.s hereV—that the exclamation abbreviated to Iin.<shcr, was, in process of time, applied as a distinctive appellation to the ori-
IT MUST BEJADMITTED. It must he ad mil Led that our country was never more prosperous andjhappy than during the administration of.Mr. Monroe an(J Mr. Adams.
It must be admitted that, ivhen General JackiO i was brought forward as a candidate for the pro>i dency, and his partisans began to cry out "bargain and corruption," there was nothing like political acrimony and asperity existing in the United StatdW?
It must be admitud that when General Jackson took the reins of government, he found the country enjoying the highest degree of prosperity. Our commerce was flourishing, our manufactures were ropidly increasing and finding markets in almost all parts of the world, and labor was in demand aud commanded high wages.
It must be admitted that we had then a currency than whichj no nation in the world could boast of a sounder, or one of more uniformity. That exchanges were never higher than fiom one and a half to two per. cent, between any of the principal cities of the United States, and that merchants con.sequentlv found no dilFiculty in making remittances to any point where their business required.
ll must be admitted that until General Jackson came into power, the Government had always, instead of warring upon the interests of its citizens, and interfering with the currency, endeavored to promote the former, and permitted the latter to be neglected by the trade and commerce of the country.
It must be admitted that no sooner had General Jack.son got well seated in the Presidential Chair, than he commenced not only an unprecedented political proscription for opinion's sake, but a relentless war upon the currency, which has resulted in prostrating the trade,commerce, industry,and prosperity of the country.
It must be admitted that the measures of the past and present administration have been ill-advised, arbitrary, and ruinous, and yet have been supported by the party, even when disapproved and condemned by a large portion of the loading and most intelligent men of the party, and
It must be admitted ihat those who have thus yielded iheir support to measures of which they did not hesitate privately to express their utterl'gondemna-tion, have been generally rewarded by political promotion and with office, in proportion as they sacrifice their own judgments Jand prove;faithfui to the p irly, but false to the country.
h must be admitted that such gross political prostitution and subservieucy as we have noticed, is inconsistent with fidelity to the peoplo and devotion to the best interests of the country.
It must be admitted that when men look to the Ebt-ecntive, and those who .surround him, lor approba-
JAMES YOL Xt;.
Bayou Mallet, Sept. 1837. There can bo no dependence put in the maiks of
ginal settlers of Indiana, and (inally to its inhabi;-^
ants generally. Neither of these hypotheses air j'«ward, instead of looking to the people-i\ing of iiiiy atteiiiiun. The word Hoosher i* 1 ^^^ori uption has bccome the order of the day. L>;i li fur its I'xistenoc to that once numerous find I Ii mux! be admitted that w hen the question with
LUI iiiiic. 1) It n-w t.\Mi.ct c! uf iiiorials cullcd ilii' those in power becomes "what shall we doto -OliK^ Mommi.i II ■■ In its oiigiiial accepii'in ii^wa--! -ave and "en rich ourselves and perpetuate our pow-
^__________^ ___________ equiv. '. iit to r,'' "Si-ronger. ^"norier," j I'l ?" insttail of'w hut'can we do to restore and per-
afTcctionate love that'may hereafter bo shown to | "l^'''"''' bun ^ i)eiua!e ihe prospciity of the coun/r^ and its ruined any one by Mi.ss Melarne Young, because she swore |o'bers oqnully t xpressi (-, but which have uc- currrncyV the'people can entertain very little hope love to mo more than a thousand times in a month; altai'ied to «neh a rpspcctiible .sianding as itsi If ' of having their interests attended to and promoted.
By some caprice w luch can never be oxplamod. iiiitirthey shall take their ufTairs in theirown hands, the appellation of Hoosher l"( anie Loiilliicd solely | and conjinit them to the care of more able and moro to such boatmen as had their li"ii,cs upon the Imli-, lioriLi,! servants Herald. ana shore, and I'lOlii thi.-ui It \vas griidiial!\ npi^lieti! -
but as the time to unite herself with me approach ed,shc recalled all her promises, and would not realize them.
1 give this notice to the public, so as to keep in future any honest man from being duped by the
'■nf Çongrej^ whn has offcrrd to barter his services (f- [lerfidity of Miss Melaine Young.
*his iiiJluence,wLlU a Drj-artrnent or Departments, for 'cmnpcv.sation. ' \\ liy, sir,'said the applicant for a 'conu ac?,' ifm«' jiropositiun has merit, it will Ikj re Veae l. 1 f it h is nor, I do not expect it will be ac-' .■ jp'od.' And w hat do yo'i think was the answer 'of the honorable Mieinbei I I w ill give it to you in 'lii.s own rrnphutii- laiifiiuifjc: ^Mrrit,'' said he, - j'hli things do not go here /'■/ in''rit,but by pulling the 'right stnngc. Ma'.-,- i: mj interest, and I will pull alriyts': f.ir i/'>u .
"•i'ffi:sl'V IX WASHINGTON." '•Til ere fore ¡'.'••^olrcd, 'Fliat a select committee of
------n;eiii|iers, with power to seiul for persons and
jiapers, l«'appoiiiieii to inqnire into the charge of lormplion ti ereiii coiUaiiiod ;igaiiist a member of Congicss. That as soon as the committee ascertain ilie name of the person accused, they give him notice to appear btforc them, and attend such examination, and that they rejiort to this House." In the course of the discussion—-Mr. UROMGOOLE moved to amend by striking cut all after the word "resolved," and inserting:
"That the subject-inutlcr of the charge contained in the foregoing publication be investigated at the bar of this House, iiiul that n subpana be issued re-
<juirii)g the attendance of--to bo exam-
Pined touching the saiiiC.''
Mr. LOOMIS moved to amend Mr. Dkomc.oglk's
FRANCOIS VALLET. Point Noire, 18th Sept. 1827.
motion by stiiking out alter the word "that,' unci insorting as follows; "That .Maithlw L. Davis be '•lorthwiih subpuL'iieail to tilt! bur of the Housi», to "testify and give eMtleiice of w7iat ho may know "c'specting the name of the member implicated, and "ilie authors of Ins information "
Mr. RIVES moved to amend Mr. Loomis amendment by inserting after the word "member," tho words ''if a memker of this House.''''
Tho amendment of Mi. Loomis was accepted by iMr. Wise as a substitute for that [lart of his proposition proposed to bo stricken out
Mr. UNDERWOOD gave notice that if this nmendment were rejected, he should movo the original proposition us it atoo<l before thu modification of thi- mover.
Mr. THOMAS moved nn adjournment. The question being taken by tellers, resulted as follows: <ves72, noes 91.
Mr. UNDERWOOD moved to strike out the whole, and to insert the orignal pro|»08ition of Mr. Wif<n.
Mr. rUSH.MAN demanded the Previous Question, which was not ».oconded; B.'l voiin^ in tho af-jirniutive, and 85 in the negative.
Thti qiietttion then recurring on tho amendment of-Mr. Unpehwck u, tho yeas and nays were ordered, and thrn.
From the^Meadinlle (Pa.) Statesman. GENERAL HARRISON.
The cause of our distinguished candidate for tho Presidency is rapidly on the advance. Not a paper do we open but contains some new evidcncc of his increasing popularity—every meeting of the Peo()le teems witli enthusiastic feeling—the whole West stands united in the determination to elevate their brave defender to the high station, for which his talents qualify him, and his eminent services merit. In U'e.stern Pennsy Ivania^ we are of one mind and heart upon this subject. No other candidate is thought of. and the bare suggestion there is a possibility of his being supplanted, kindles up a flame of jealousy in tho breasts» of our people which it is easy to discover must not be tampered with. With Harrison as our candidate, we advance to certain victory, but, it, under any circumstances, ho should not receive iho nomination of the National Convention, wo have every thing to fear.—Wc would dread auch an event, as the sure precursor of our utter defeat.
As we before remarked, if the people are permitted to move on of their own accord, the man of their choice is Gen. H. but we wish to apprize andwarn them of tho danger which cxistsof w orld-bc-leaders thwarting their will, and bringing ruin upon our cause, and blasting our bright anticipations. There are men in every party wlio desire to be rulers of public sentiment —who wish to make it subservient to iheir wishes and interests, and such we fear is the character of those who are endeavoring to aub-stitute u new candidate for the Presidency. Luckily such men are few in num'uer—a full expression oftho People's desire, will seal their lips lu confusion and dismay.
The Cincinnati Daily Express, speaking of the meeting recently held by the neighbors of General Harrison, says, "Tho friends of General Harrison, citizens of Hamilton county, assembled at the Court House to consider tho expediency of nominating him fur the Presivienc^'. At an early hour the large Hull oftho Court House was crowded, and hundreds loft the doors, unable to obtain a place within. Never have we seen, in this city or county, an as seinblage, which embrace more sterling worth than this. It was trnly a concouse of the people; of the best portion of our |K>pulation in evoiy tattoo of life: of the industrious, the prudent, the exi»-rienced and the res| ectable nieo of the oeigbboi-hood.
"In this primary assembly, without • diiMOtiac voice, (he frieods and neighbora orOeoeral Har-
to all Indianiaii.s, w h naturedly as a Xtw tion of Yaiiker.
Whatever may ha. of "Hoosher," this ' whom it is now appi, most intelligent und West.
now iickiiowlcd^e it a^ puoii 1 jiciiiii'J''r does the appf-Ilu
! ' <n t! e orjirinal acception ( ki!(iv>. that the people to !. rue aniongst the bravest, eiitei prising of tho Great
YAXivKE IX 1 KI'.riDITV.
U'e do not renieniber, aii:eiig tho many anrc-dotes of dueling, to have ii:et with one (lis|ilayiiig more hardihood than the follow ing, which, though it happened many years ago, and was related to us by an eye witnoss, we have never seen it in |)rint.
Mr. Spring had a farm on nn Island in Saco river, from which he wished to build a bridge to the muin land, where it would encroach upon the land of Iiis neighbor, Mr. Donnet. The i hannel wos not voiy brood, and a few rods below wc I e some consideia ble falls. Spring built abutinents, and laid the string pieces; but Dennetcame in the night and tore them dow.n Spring, iiuturully nim^^ed, threat< iied that if ho did it again, he should uii.swer for it to him personally.
Unawed by this threat, no sooner were the beams again laid on the abutments. ;han he deAroyed so much of the work us to leav e but one string pieet; remaining, and that u beuin eight inches sipiuie o-ver the river, w here u fall would Ix; as certain death as from (ireut Island bridge above Niagara.
According to his previous threat, S|)i ing challeng ed Dennet to iiiortul combat. "1 W(>n't ll:'lii,'' said Dennet, "but I'll tell you w luit 1 w ill do."
"I'll lake a keg of powder with u lighted < uuU and carry it on the centre ofthat string piece. You shall sit dow n on one end of it ä 1 on the other, the candle burns down to the powder, 'i'hat will be the boat test of our courage.
Thia terrible proposal was agreed to. The frail timber bent beneath them as they coolly walked out and placed the cask of powder iu the middle over the roaring flood below, stuck the blazing candle into it and aat down to wut^ h it» burning. Hundn d were gathered on etch bide awaiting in sili-nco the issue.
Spring was a largo fat inan, and as the ( (indle burned slowly towards the pov^der, fie wa.* observed to grow more and moie nervous, wriggling on his seat and looking one way and the other. At last, when the flame was but hnlfan ineh from the •urface, he could keep still no longer, but incoiilin-ontly got up and made hi- ^ seape.
Donuet, who had througho it displayed the iit-rooat ooolOMa, now very caie'ully tiHik the blazing candle out of the cask, ihrrw it into tho watei, and with the powder as hi.-> pn. e, wciit (<irin the oppo-
From the South Bend Free Press. PAR IRON.
We have great reason to hoast of the numerous valuable resources und praise-worthy spirit of enterprise with w hich the St. Josejih country abounds, and St. Joseph county especially. We are this week favored by the enterprising proprietors, tho Messrs. fShermans, with a specimen of Bar Iron, manufactured at their forge, in the flourishing village uf Mishawnka, fourmiles from this town. This istho Jlirst wrought iron that has ever been manufactured in this state,or in fact, west of the Lakes. Judging from the bar now in our possession, we fiave no hesitation in pronouncing the iron made at that forge, an excellent article. The manufacturo of bar iron in Northern Indiana, must bo lookedup-on by every citizen as an event of almost incalculable interest to our whole couiitry; hitherto our citizens have had to bring all the wrought iron used iu this countiy, from tfio east, con.^equently the cost ofthis indispensable article has been enormou.s, and has retarded the improvement of our country in a very considerable degree.
Iron ore is abundant in the immediate vicin.ty of the forge, and from theclmracter of the proprietors, we confidently believe that all the benefiu of an es tablishment ofthis kind will be realized by the citizens of the St. Joseph coiintry. Much Credit is due to the proprietois (or their enterprise; in the uwan time they will pleu.-^e accept the following senti n'ont from the editors of the Free Press:
"The .Messrs. Shermans, The fir.st manufacturers of wrought iron, west of tfio Lakas, may thoir enterprise secure for them a piomiiient place in tho aireciious of the people of the St. Joseph country, and may it prove to be to them, that "tide in the af-luirs of men, w hieh if taken at the flooil, leads on to fortune."
"Crrat I\í,iJíery~ It isa well known characteris-ticofiho Indians, that they look ujKinthtir fo-miilos us by far interior to tlie riialc!»; withadcgreo of contempt, in rf leienc«! to all that pertains to war or cuuncil; and that you can iifFnr an Indian no greiiior insult than locali him a "íyi/aw." In the leaiics field by tho agents of our governnwnt with thein.iliey^are told what (huir "Great Father, the fsi.leiit," Koys, or require«; in lliose held by the agents of the iJiiiish govern-nent, it is their H.ircat ■uther, tho King." At u talk roctMilly held by M>n>n lirilisli ofTicers wilh the Grand Biver Indians, tho thruiie ofEugUiid hnvMvg vhaitgrd handtt, it waa necessary to vmy the (.hrascolocy, and the Indians woie («»Id (hut iheir "ii'mw Ahtlker, ih<n Quwn," said so and Si>. At evury mention of Iheir "^real .Mother," iho Iiidi«ps rmirmurt J contempt and dérision Sfuuu !"