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Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - May 11, 1838, Bloomington, Indiana '*WB ims iroTsmii wmc« BRiiT n WDH BT xinBJBUii«. TOIi. 3.bloomivc^tonr, friday may ii, IVO. 14. edited and published every frida.t BY M. L. DEAL. office on main cross street, first door west of maj. hight's. TERMS. Two dollar« in advance, two fifty in six months and three at the end of the year. No paper will be discontinued until all arrearages are t aid up. o^avertisements ot ten lines or loss, will be published three weeks for one dollar, and 25 cents for each additional insertion. All advertisements must bo marked with the number of insertions, or they will bo inserted till forbid and chargiid accordingly. The cash must invariably accompany advertiso-ments from a distance or they wi.l not receive atten-tion. All letters and coiiiiiiunications addressed to the editor must be free of postaRf. No variation whatever need be expected from terms.LIST OF AGENTS. Tho following gentlomon are rofiuosted and authorized to act as agents: to receive Subscriptions, Job Work, ^ dverlisinp; &c. and receipt for thosanie. Thomas C. Johnson, Spencer, la. ^ H. H. Thhooi', Mill (irove, la. Samuel II. Smvtii, Howliiiii^;!con, la. Gamaliel Mil^saps, F;iirthx,la. Wm. Herod, Esq. Coluiiif u.'^, la.e- G. wayman, r>t:irtinsliur(^, la. D. A. Uawlincs, New Alli!iny,Ia. .1. S. Irv.'in, /.oiiisvillo, Kv. liedrce may, i'arkershtirc;, Monicjf.mery Co. la. Wm. S. Roberts, Esq., N:i'-!iville, la. Dr. 1. P. Maxwelt., Fr:iukfot t, la. John 1!atte!IT()N, (¡reeiicustle, la. Georue G. Dunn, Esq. liedfonl, Indiana. Correspondence cf the Baltimnic Pa^rial. VVASniNGTe^N, April 17-, 1038. There was a ciirio'is seem; in the Sc-nutu to-day. 'I"he udiiiini-'trrttion Seii;itors were for half an hour, in the most I'ldiertnistribulation. At the usual hour, one o'cUxtk, i lie special order was taki;n up—tjeing tho bill reported by Mr. Urun ily, from ilic t'oitiiiiiiioe on ilie Judiciary, having for ils s()i(! object to prevent the issuiii«: and circulation of the <>l(i notes of the Hunk of tiiu I'liited States. It has iinother title. Hut this is ihc single and exclusive purpose. 1 noiicud the oi)enin}i tirade of of Mr. (irundy against Mr. Hiddle yesterday. One (frent aim of that piece of pitiful sophistry ami dec lamation was to provoke some o( the Whigs to come out, and givo the parly an op;iorluni'.y to make a lulse issue with lhc;tii. for tins pmposo allusions • to the remarks and oiiiiiions of Mr. Clay, Mr. VVoh-»terand other distinguished Seiiators were artfully waved into Mr. Grundy's siicech. To his great di.suppoiniment, however, and that • of his political ussociatc's, not a sin;;U! member oP theopposiiion cxliibited the sli^lilist disposition t reply to his fanfaronade, or to say u syiiablo on tho ^ measure itself. Hero was a dead pause; for snine moments after the bill was ea'led up. The I^>ci • i'^dfo's looked across to the seals ol'ihe Whig St;na-lors. No sign—uo sy mjitom <)|'s|ii'echmaking was there! Mr. Preston lounged v\ ¡ilii-arcU'sscasu in his chair. Mr. Clay's eyes wore li.xed on u newspaper extended before him. Mr. 1 »avis looked cool mid indirterent. Mr. Si . thard was talking and laughing with n friend on one of the sofas hediiud. Neither Mr. Rives nor Mr. 'rullniaiige were within the ba^. There was clearly no one on that side_of the chainlK;r who intended lo t peak. The Loco Foco's giew restU-s, Mr. Crundy bo-came uncas v. lit! looked aiuuiid. He glanccd repeatedly towards the upjiositioii seats. No sign — no mo;ion—all was stillness and aluiost indiller-ence. This was useveiu cut the eoini)laconey of Mr. Feli.v tJrundy.—'I'liai no hudy sliould think his three hours si:cech v.crth bestowing even a word upon! ItwustooUid! At length the iiistrucU,l Senator slowly drawled out n suggestion tliat — peihaps—no—gentleman— was_leady—to—go—on to-ilay!(at each word an nn.xious look was cast around.) If so—ho—would _conacnt—that the bill ^liouhl lie laid aside for the Henry Clay was instantly on his feet. Great was the joy of the Lwofoco'sl-'l'liey thought that '-Har ry of the West" was going to speak; and hoped he wotild atford ;hem a loop to hang some inisre|)resen- • tation and declamution upon. "He is out al last"'"' exclaimed one of the triU). Alas! all tliehe line expeetations were again doomed to disappointment by his very (irst words. lit rose but not lo enter on the debate. He spoke sharply and shoi tly. '1 hope sir,'{-aid he) "the bill will nut 'hi; laid » 'aside. I'erhaps no ont; irislus to spi'ak, and if that <i9 tho case, 1 hope the vote will be taken at once ♦1 call for uyes and noes.' 'J'he party wore taken all aback by these remarks. They found themselves foiled in their elhirts to force a false issue on the Whips, and they heard the clear imging tones» Mr. Clay defying them to como lo vote. Their trouble wa>» extreme, lienlon alone attempted to brave it out. 'Question! liu(!stion !j he callt;d : two or three voiei s wore raiseil after him: but very feebly. 'I"ho cry was however answered back from tho opposition. Htii'c us the quesiion, it is what M-o want' kiaid Mr. I'resion—'viuestion (luestion'— 'C.xcluiined sev«;iul Whig Senators. Mr. King of Alabama rose. He was not ready lo vote on the measure! Ho wished further time for considoration.—Ho hoped tho bill would bo laid ttside. Thi« was said very deferentially with an cvidont design to e()nci;al tho speaker's gieat anxiety to ^ havo the meusuie postponeil. Hut for all that, the design was abundantly apparent. 'Oil!' rejoined Mr. Clay, good-hnmorcdiy, the friend* of the udministralioH are unriowt for dnlay, I will eertuinly interpose no nbalacle. Hut for my own puit, I wish to come to tho vote! 1 euro not for any more long speeches. L'uino to tho vote! Let • us lee who tliey are, that are ready to assert the jpowerii piopom-d to be nxeiciwd under tho bill!" TkeM lual words were pronounced with an ear-neaineiis and ctoqueuce of nmnner that bturtled (ho party with reflection, on what they|were about do They faltered in their course. Mr. King of Alabama, first rose & said be did not intend to enter into any discussion of the measure, but he wished for time to examine its provisions. 'But' (added he) 'if action on it is to be pressed, all I have to say is, that with my present impressions I must vole against the bill. Mr. Strange of N. C., the author of a long letter to the editor of the Globe on Mr. Biddle, and his letter next took the floor, and declared his belief that Congress possessed no constitutional power to enact such a law as this of Mr. Grundy's, and therefore he could not vole for U.'' Then came Smith, a full-blooded Loco Foco from Connecticut—with a renewal of deprecations against taking the vote on the Bill, fie had never looked into its provisions. But gentlemen in whom he had the highest confidence, had objected to it. lie could not vote for it at present. His worthy colleague, Niles, followed Mr. Smith. He too wanted more time. He did not suppose he would have been called on so soon to vote. Ho was not prepared to vole yet! Ho would not willingly vote! He moved to lay the bill on the table for the present. And so it was laid on the table by the votes ofthe Administration Senators, who were not ready to act on their own measure! They were taken by surprise, in consequenco of an absurd notion they had got into their heads, that the whigs would go into a long debate about Mr. Biddic and his letter. Why if allj the trash which Mr. Senator Grundy talked about that gentleman, and tho Pennsylvania Hank of the United ^States were true, what is that to the great cause of tho Whigs?—tho cause of the i'tO|)le against the Exjwriinenters! The Administration Senators it appears abjure also the vindictive measure, engendered by Messrs. Grundy & Co., in their hatred of Biddic, it io too bad oven for their unscrupulous capacities to swallow. More of this anon. The Senate spent the latter part of ihc day, in the consideration of private business. During the morning hour Judge White presented a preamble and resolution adopted by the legislature of Tennessee in favor of the annexation of Texas to the Union. Mr. Preston look the occasion lo give notice that he would call up at an early day his resolution on tho same subject offered some time ago. Tho iniscellaneoii'; bu-iinr-^s wa-. nuiinportnnt In the House of liu[iiesentauves .\i r. Campbidl of South (,'arolina gave notice that he would move to re-consider the vote by which Mr. Hopkin's motion for the iinmodiato consideration of the resolution relative lo the currency, presented by Mr. Hamer & then withdrawn ny him, and afterwards offered again by .Mr. Hopkins, was negatived. So that matter is not yet over. On motion .Mr. Adams, the use ofthe Hall on to-miu rou an 1 Tliuisday fiom nine o'clock till oleviui was iriveti l > Prolessor Iv^pw for the purpose of <le- iiveriiig two lecturcs on .Meteorulo^^ical Obsorva lions ill the United Stales. The House was engaged during the principal portion of the day with a loosx* and desultory debate in the (Jomniiltee of the Whole, on tho bill providing for taking down the Trt-asui y Buildings, and erecting a (ire-proorf building fur the uses of the Post ( )llice Depa: tmciiit. If this measure should iiceari ied th-ougli, 1 bojie this will keep the men employ ed on the work so well occupied, that your Loco Foeos of Haltimoie will not be able to get them to swell their forco on election days. Inhaling Silecr.— It is said, in a French paper, that on opening the mules after death, which have been employed in the Mexican mines, from two to live pounds of silver are often found in their stomachs. /'/«/. Sent. We wonder whether the two-legged asses, em ployed in Mr. Van Buren's subtreasuries, do not get their insides coaled with silver in tho same fashion. How else can the constant and mysterious disap[H}aranco of the specie bo accounted tor? Louisville Journal. (Published by request.) THIi HATTLl': OF DRIJMCLOG. "It was on a fair Sabbath morning in Juno, of A. I). 1671), that an assembly of Covenanters sat down on the healthd mountains of Drumclog. We had as.sembled not to fight—but lo worship tho God of our fathers. We W(!ro far from tho lumi'll of cilies-Tho long dark heath waved around us. And we disturbed no living creatures, saving the pee-swcep,* and the heather cock. As usual we had como armed. It was for self-defence. For desperate and ferocious Iwnds made bloody roads ihrough the country. And pretending to put down treason, they waged war against religion and morals. They spread ruin haviK'k o\or the face of bleeding Scotland. The venerable Douglass had cornmcnced tho so lomnilies ofthe day. Ho was e.K|>aliatingon the execrable evils of tyranny. Our souls were on fire altho remembrance of our country's sufferings, and iho wrongs of the church. In this nwment ol in tense feeling, our watchman |>osted at tho neighboring height tirod his carabine, and ran toward the congregation. Ho announced i*>o approach of the enemy. We raised our eyes lo the minister. "1 have done," said Douglass, with his usual firmness. "You havo got the theory—now for the |>raclice; you know your duty; a«lf<defonce is always lawful. But tho enemy appro«che«.^ He raiaed his eyes to heaven and uttered a prayer-brief and emphatic—like the prayer of Riehi>rd Oemeron. «'Lord spare tho green-^nd take the ripe." The officers collected their men, and placed »hem selves each at tho head of those of his own diatriel. Sir Robert Hamilton placed the foot in the crntre in threo ranks, A company of horses, well trnted and mounted, was placed on the left; and a small squadron also on the left. These were dmwn back,and they occupied the more solid ground; as well with a view to have a more firm footiog, as to arrest any flanking party that might take them on the wings. A deep morass lay between us and the ground of the enemy. Our aged men, our females and children retired. But they retired slowly. They had the hearts and the courage of the females and'children in those day s of intense religious feeling, and of suffering. They manifested more concern for the fate of relatives—lor the fate of the church, than for their own personal safety. As Cleverhouse descended the opposite mountains, they retired to the rising ground in the rear of our host. The aged n»6n walked with their bpnnets in hand. Their long grey locks waved in ihe breeze. They sang a cheering psalm. The music was that ofthe well known tune of the "Martyrs;" and the sentiment breathed def.ance. The music floated down on the wind. Our men gave them three cheers as they fell into their ranks. Never did 1 witness such animation in the lo<iks of men. For me, my spouse, and my little children were in the rear. My native plains, and the halls of my fathers, far below, in the dale of Avnr, wore full in view from the heights which we occupied. My country seemed to raiso her voice—the bleeiling church seemed to wail aloud. "And these," I said, as Clavers and his troops winded slowly down the dark mountain's side, "these are the unworthy slave.s, and bloody executioners, by which the tyrant completes our miseries." Hamilton here displayed the hero. His portly figure was seen hastening from rank to rank. He inspired courage into our raw and undisciplined troops. The brave Hackslone, and Hall, of Haugh-head, stood at the head of tho foot, and re-echoed the sentiment of their chief. Burly and Cleland had inflamed the minds ofthe horsemen on the left, lo a noble enthusiasm. My small troop on the right, needed no exhortation . We weie a band of brothers, resolved to conquer or fall. Tho trumpet of Clavers sounded a note of defiance. The kettle-drum mi.xed ils tumultuous roll. They halted. They made a long pause. We could see an officer with four tile, conducting fifteen persons from the ranks, to a knoll on their left, I could perceive one in black, ll was my friend King, the chaplain of Lord Cardross, who had be«n taken prisoner by Clavers at Hamilton. "Let :lii in be shot through the head," said Clavers with Ins usuul dry way, "if they should offer to run a-vv.iy." We ooiiM pee him view our |x)sition with great care. His oiliccr.<« came around him. We .-oon learned that he wished lo treat with us. He never Itelrayed symptoms of mercy or of justice; nor offered terms of reconciliation,unless when he dreaded that he hod met his match. And even then it w as only a inanrouvro tog^in time, or to deceive. His ting approaclicd the edge of the bog. Sir. Hobni t belli a flag sa' red; had it been borne by Clavers biin-'elf, he bad honoured it. He demanded the burposo for « nich he came. "I came," said be, "in the name of his sacred inojesty, and of colonel Graliame, to ofler you a pardon on condition that you lay down your arms and deliver up your ringleaders." "Tell you' officer," said Sir Robert, "that we are fully aware of the deception Iw practises. Ho is not clothed with any imvvcrs to treal, nor was he sent out to treat with us and attempt a reconciliation. The government against whom we have risen refuses to rcdr(;ss our grievances, or to restorr" us our liberties. Had the ty rant wished to tender us justice he liatl not sent by tho hands of such a ferocious assassin as (" Let him, however, show his powers, and wo refuse not to treat. And we shall lay down our arms to treat provided that he also lay down his. Thou hast my answer." "It is a hopeless case," said Burly, while ho called after tho flag. "Let me add one word, by your leave, general. "Get thee up lo that bloody cragoon, Clavers, and tell him that we will spare his life, and the lives of his troops, on condition thai ho, your Clavers, lay down his arms and tho arms of these troops. We will do more, as we have no prisoners on wild inountaius, we will even let him goon his parolo on condition that he swear never to lift arms against the religion and the liberties of his country." A loud burst of applause re-echoed from tho ranks. And after a *AugUce, Teewit, or lapwing. one blazing sheet of llame, for several mirinles h-long the line ofthe Covenallter^■. Cl iversatiempt-ed to cross the morass »niJ biet.k our centre. "Spear men! to the front"—! could bear ihe deep toned voice of Hamilton soy—"Kneel and place yourjspears tojeoeive the enemy's cavalry. And you my gallant fellows, fire—and our Country, is our word." Our officers flew fiom rank to rank. Not a peasant gave way that day. As the smoke rolled off, we could see Clavors urging on hii ni6a with the violence of despair. His troop« fell in heaps around him. And still the gaps were filled up. A galled trooper would owau'onally flinch. But ere he could I urn.orfleH,t he sword of Clavers was waving over his head. I could aee bim in bis fi»ry strike both man and horse. lothe (Warful carnage he himself sometimes reeled. He would stop short in the midst of a movement: ihtnr contrafict his own orders, and strike the man because he could not comprehend his meaning. He ordered flanking parties to lake us on our right and left. "In ihe name of God," cried he "cross the bog; and charge thern on the flanks, till we get over this morasr. If this fail, we are lost." It now fell to my lot lo come into action. Hitherto we had fired only some distent shot. A gallant officer led his band down on the borders of^he swamp, in search of a proper place to cross. We threw ourselves before him. A severe firing commenced. My gallant men fired with great steadiness. We could see many tumbling from their saddles. Not content with repelling the foemen, wo found our opportunity to cross, and attacked them sword in hand. The captain; whose name I afterwards ascerinined to bo Arrol,threw himself in my path. In the first shock, I discharged my pis-lols. His sudden start in his saddle told me that one of them had taken eflect. With one ofthe tremendous oaths of Charles II. he closed with me. He fired his steel pistol;—I was in front of him. My sword glanced on the weapon, and gave a direction to the bullet, which saved my life. By this time my men had driven the enemy before them; and had left the ground clear for the single combat. As ho made a lounge at my breast, 1 turned his sword aside: and by one of those sweeping blows, which are rather tho dictate ofa kind of instinct of self defence, than a movement of art. As our strokes redoubled, my antagonist's dark features put on a look of deep and settled ferocity. No man, who has not encountered the steel of his enemy in the field of battle, can conceive the looks, and the manner ofthe warrior in the movements of bis in-tcndc feelings. May I never witness them again. We fought in silence. My stroke fell on his left shoulder—it cut tho belt of his carabine which fell to the ground. His blow cut me to the rih,glanced along the bone, and rid me also of the weight of my cararbine. HeShad, now, advanced too near roe to be struck with the sword. I grasped him by the collar. I pushed him backward; and with an entangled blow of iny Ferrara I struck himacross his throat, it cut only the strap of his head-piece, &c it foil off. VVi;h u sudden spring he seizM me by tilt sword belt;—our horses reared, and we both came to the ground. We rolled on the heath in deadly conflict, ll was in this situation of matters ihft my brave fellows had returned from the rout of the flanking party, to look after their commander. One of them was actually rushing on my antagonist, when 1 called to him to retire.* We started to our feet. Each grasped his sword. We closed in conflict aga.n. After parrying strokes of mine enemy which indicated a hellish ferocity, I told him my object was lo take him prisoner; that sooner than kill him I should order my men to Koi/.e him. "Sooner lei my soul bo branded on my ribs in hell," said he, "than be captured by a Whig-amore. No quarter is the word of my colonel, and my word. Have at thee, whig—1 dare the whole of you lo the combat." "Leave the madman to me —leave the field instantly," said I to my party whom I could hardly restrain. My sword fell on his right shoulder. His sword dropt from his hand. I lowered my sword and offered him his life. ''JY® said he with a shriek of despair. He snatched his sword w hich I held in my band, and made a lunge at my breast. I parried his blows till he was nearly exhausted. Hut gathering up his huge limbs, he put forth all bis energy m a long pause in deep silence the urmy sang the psalm thrust at my heart. My Andro Ferrara received it yet sung in the Scottish churches. .....- - "There arrows ofthe bow ho break The shield, tho sword, the war; More glorious those than hills of ¡¡rey Moro exculent art far. Those that are stout of heart are spoiled. They sleep their sleep outri;xbt, And none of them their hands did lind That wore the men of miglit," Arc. When tho report was made lo Claverhouse, he gave tho word with a savage ferocity. " Thero blood be on their own heads. Bo no ¡¡uarters tho word this day."* liis fierce dragoons raised s yell. And no quarters re-echoed from rank to ra k, while they gallo|H»d down the mountain's side, ll is stated ihat Burly was heard to say, "Thun bo it so—even lot thure Ihj f»<) ^uaritTs—ut least in my wing ofthe host. So God send me a nHOiing," cried he aloud,"with that chief under the white plume. My country would bless my momory, could my sword give his villainous curcasu to ihi* crows." Our raw troops beheld, with firmness, the approach of the foemen. And at the moment w hen theenemy halted to fire, the wholu of uur troop dropped on the heath. Nota man was seen to remain down, when the order was given to rise and return the fire. The first rank lirud,then kneeled down while ihe second fired. I'hey mado each bullet tell. As often as the laay rolling smoke was carried over the enemy^t heads, n shower of bullets fell on his ranks. Many a galluut man tumbled on the heath. The fire vat iaoeasunt. It resemUtd *Thi8 fact I find stated «tao in the •Scots W«r> tbiss,' p. 398 Kdiub. £dit. of 18 U. so as to weaken its deadly force. But it made a Icep cut. Though I was faint with loss ol blood, I left him no time for another blow. My sword lanced on his shoulder, cut through his buff coat, and skin, and flesh; swept through his jaw and laid open his throat from ear lo ear. Tbo fire of his fe-rcjcious eye wa.s (pienched in a moment. He reeled. And fulling with a terrible clash, he poured out his soul with a torrent of blood on the heath. I unk down insensible for a moment. My faithful men, who never lu«l sight of me. raised me up. In the tierce conihHt, the soldier «uffers most from thirst. 1 stooped down to fill my helmet wilh the water which oozol ihrough the morass. It was deeply tinged w ii/i liuman Lloi^, which floived in the conflict above me. 1 slarled back with horror. And Guwn Wiiherspxou hi ii giiig up my steed, wo set forward in the tmnull of the biit'lo. All this w hilc llu.' stoi 111 of war rugeil on our left. Cleland and the fieico Ikn ly hu<l cha gvd the strong comi'any sent lo flunk iik-iii. Thu^ ollicers per-uiitted tliem to cross tl.c swamp; then charged them «kith a terrible shout. "No quarter'," cried the diagoons. "lie no quarters to you, thoa, ye murderous loons" ci ied Burl; . And at one blow 1« out their leader through the stoel cup; and Mattered his brains on his followers. His every Mew o> verlhrew u fooman. Thero whtde foreiM brought up; and they drove the dragooM o(. ers in the swamp. They rolled over each ollwr. All stuck fast. The covenanters dismounted, ami fought ou foot. They loll not one man to bear tb« tidings to their colonel. *It was ou this ocoasion tlie Laird used tbese wordK:—'Bauldy AlUsod! let youroiileer Mtile thla uifld^I never lake odda to ooinbat a ibe—b« heeTCH a life gturd.' ;