Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - May 18, 1838, Bloomington, Indiana
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puepose, oQl^ heaf^ag' ruib and distreM on the people all t^ tune since the first nan oftheni said, let us make ai^Mem of internal improTealBAaod they still «i^in to be yet drunk with ttiat fNWtidal Tolly; lo call men political drunkards is another very Uant saying but a very tnie one; Every patriotic citiasen and noble ininded statesmin is in travail for the detlf^erance of the people from oppression and tyranny of their lolly.
No man, or set of men of common sense, having undertaketi more business than he can perform, but Will drop that part off which is the least benefit to kim^ and carry mto eflTect that which is the most profil to htm; but political wine being so plenty, and cheap, that men can aflbrdforthe sake of keeping in office, and keep wilfully drunk all the time,
We liavo bihiu and aj;aiii, -oUciumI ami as of
ten refinol, to iMil)li.sIi this Ibllo'.vili^ I'lUrk of ¡>0-liliral rri^il.lMiit. llowt'Vi r, uiion a diio consideration of the iiiiitter, lor two rra.'o is, we give tiicni phcc without any roneciioii on our pail. The author iiiroriiis usi.liat he bad tlinin correctcd by a '■■r ,t„l ;:;ritm,itar'ieni.^' Our first rea:-oii is iliat the public may see liow ^ell some iiirn are calciilated to »«tir<i< i-the English laiiKiiaRe; ami our second ami greatest rea^ou i«, lliat our town abounds with CnV-ir.t anil we tliiiik it wouM be Rreat iiijusiice to tiicui (p;utieul.ivly as tlie^r allowance bas been very short f)r some nioiulis pasi) if wo were to neglect laying Ibis ddkioHs i\\n\i bclore tlieiii. It a rich repaet and a.nply sulFiC'ei'l to sati ate t'.ü ir f;luiinou.s ai)petiies lo t'.io full. Com" all yi.-tliat hunger aud iVeely eat:
Jdnuâru 19ih, 1030.
To nil gentlemen editors of puldic ncwsimpnrs, who wilÜpIeasc publish iho fullmviii;^ Ictlor fçiatis; for the'coin¡deration of the (loveriior iV rupresciita-lives of the people, comprising buth hi\iises of the genernl assembly oi'the statt; ol'iiidiaiia. •'(îk.nti.smkn :—I hope you will not tbiuk that 1 am tclliii<i you a striiiijio kind id' lule wlion we see our thouf^hts made Iriic on the .Monday in Aufiitsi : this appears as tlioui^ii it was ¡lie day lo keej) in ^ood laiih, or the day to re<b'ein the pli;d^(;, 'I have (lone you a };ood (urn, aiiJ 1 -sluili expect the lik«^ fiivor."' .My talc is not a siraiifjo one that men have fouiid out how to logroll it with tboir ton<»ues, doing favors, sending New .spapers, and the like, so tlial my fi lends will nil bo guiliy oi" n breach ol tiusi, ifhe do not vote lor me; if 1 have only received bul ten dollars of a[»j)ropriation money, or a Newspaper, I must curry out tlie Ingrtilling system of polyticks; I must Vote lor him, or not vole at all. This is the way our (ioverment is become so cor-rupl as it is, (or wo have hi;ard it said this man is iny choice, Itul I am under some obligation to Mr. A. 11. Hut 1 like Mr. C. D's political sentiments by far ihe Ix'st. this is tlie way some men vote, while Obliers voie for the inau who they Injlievc to be best qûalitïed to till the olliie wiilioul resi>t>ct to his belief; this wns the case in tiie lOleclioii for (îovcrnor, ^nd ihe very principal securing Iii!» l'!l»'Ction beyond »ny donbl or ditptitc. .Aud again, how many men is ihoro that we know just for the sake of being fur nishcd with a dradim, sell his vote to this very liberal giver, I'very piilriotic citizen can very easily Rue thnt our Cuinm )n lilectio.is i» no accurate decision of the true wis!), or will of the l'eo|)ie; concerning thin infernal improM'ment bu-<iness, for it started with the I'eople in darkness, and without their c>'nsenl : und the grenic -t care, and arguments, it «ecirts ha\e been used by tiie friends ol iho system to keep them so; but tin; lu-v t'ci-fij)t'< will tell the truth td' what have been well denied, uud as well kept a secret; the common iii-Miptc ilo not know any ihing aooiit the uvpönsc that is hertping on them daily« somoofour honorable genllemeu make so light of taxation and oppression, might from the luoulhnfold llelsy owned by some of our belter hearted patriots; seo a stream (d' lire ruuiiing towards till- deu so iVaugiil with the evil; but a little longer utid the tax receipls will inutiiitzt: tlic Veojile-, they will not always sulfer tlleir iites Legisluted «wuy uitd by hMsii too whose minds or vit-wa are more like Childreus views than that of noble mind-
fid slutestnein or they never would .so grossly vio-ateilie Coil-, itution nfier alHrming lo s'ipport the »anie, uud tiuM violulion against tlx; ciniseut of the |ieo|de. 'I'ho state ciinrtot bo lienelilteil by improve inenl for the wunt of noblo minds; to go in for the general good of the ntnte; and not as a set of |>ettish ■.|M)iled childion, every oito wuiiting the richest piece of hriid uu<l huKor, ool cureiitg for the gener-^ wJ of tiie Stute, or what it might fost the sauie, hut ii.)wever ihii rnlmg part ofour Legislature; in iiiui M^tH itrove to tbu world, that lor soiiio years pant ti^ Jx'gisluture havo been coinpoaed of two fooU to uiMJ u/iti> t>fCoatmon sense: to prove this blunt t)Ul i um) suyiiig, only hM)k over thu Journal» uftlieii' folly troin year to year : what big thing have they diMW buî iwroaso luviiiion on lha people, by raising iunt owu wages, wiih a host of othert for "an e*i.Misc; with uua eye.shiuyoii will bo able to see ihuir ouormous urrur; for ihev hovo nol b«ion guilty of uny g«jod act, but have Ltigislaled lo no
to 'iome geattrmen, for their well dlt^éMd argu-nnents, to shoot their folly as it flies, as we see is a newspaper, thur is 150 Constitutieoal nwunbors in our legislature, at three dollars per day, each, beside a host of other ofRcers all to be fed out of the Peoples money; 1 will ask the gentleman who lov« to spout a long time, and that not to purpose, if 700 dollars per day will clear the e.xpense of the House; it seems like one hour costs the state some where about 68 or 59 dollars, or about one dollar per minute; at this rate time ought to be spent to much purpose indeed; think on it gentlemen spouters
(ientlemen Legislators, cannot but think thai your body is too large; I think one third of your Num'oer would be enough, and yet we would have a Constitutional number left,and better Legislation; 3G memliers in the Lower house« and 12 Senitors, would out Legislate the 160 at present, any way you can li.\ them: in support of this idea all Indiana, 1 think would go in for, except otlice hunters, ll the Gov. would cause this change to bo made; it would immortalize his name, & it would be almost the only good act since the improvement business started; it would be a great saving to ihe slate, and we should have better laws; their would noi be so many soctional intrusts to be contending about; for representatives dcstricis would then be large, and mens views would be more general, and the slate much benefited; but this act might benefit the people; it would be too good a deed for our improvement men to be guilty of, for some of our spouters would have to loose thur scats, and none would be willing to give up that at this money making period, with them, they would (junrrel about that worse than classificatioa.
Mr. (jovernor I now will talk to you if you please, sir, 1 am n plain homespun old man, thercforu you cannot c.X|)ect Language very nice from me, but to talk to you in that style, vulgar as it may be, that will best communicate my feelings, and most relieve my mind; not wishing my blunlness to offend any man. The first thing Mr. Governor I would like lo know, if you calculate rushing the |)Coplc for the rent of their own farm--, by way of laxatKiii, (!ven before we are forced lo sign away our whole right, and title lo our land and property now held in trust for the payment of money borrowed by our Legislature without our cunscnt;and against our common welfare, but, .Mr. tiovernor, if their calculation was, that Indiana was getting too full of fools and they wanted money to make railroads and canals lo run them off, it this was their idea it might stand for u good one, for we have but little else to spare, bul i\lr. tíovtiriior liie jMioi)te think they mist the mark there, for they have undertaken so many that they will not Ik; able to finish tiven one for the exportation of fools, for the Stato Legislatures hetoforo and now in session we think could have shared a good lot of them. But .Mr. (iovernor, wo would like to know if you intend to enforce them unconstitutional laws for taxing the I'eople, without iheir consent. Mr. Governor I'll tell you what it is, some of us Hoosiers begin to think if we pay the debts of our own contracting, and the intrust on money of our own borrowing, we have enough to do, beside paying intrusion money for a set of fellows to waste, and play the fool over: for Mr. Governor, dont you see some of them manifest their folly there daily; some in long speaking, that not to the purpose; and various other ways, lime is money to the pleople, and that not a little. From information there is 20U men or upwards at three dollars per day, this is enough to take the bread of a great many children; Mr. Governor, when we think over our doubly morg-uged or «old situation, and the imposition imposed on us from it; it raises a spirit of Nullification; and to give you the word with the bark on, as wo talk it lit home, wo call it ^g/U, and shouldering Bel ike: In beihalfof the riles of man, and throw otf oppression put on us by assumed power, or a ret of political drunkards; they will not b<;come sober, but willfully keep so for iho sake of pecuniary views, not cureing lor gurtrmrnt, or peo[)/e, (Jod or Uevil;so they make money. Mr. Governor you must understand we do nouhuss|)eak of those worthy Patriots who wish to release the people from their doubly sold condition, and state of oppression, those guardians of the riios of the People with which they were entru«tcd, who would not sell us into bondage, oppression, and taxation; no way it could bo fixed; But would in a moment delend their riles with the Patriotic spirit of 76. Mr. Governor wo would havo our iHsgislature to repeal those unconstitutional laws; and (juit that improvement business; a few millions of dollars thrown away, is better than a statu of industrious people and their (MsiMriiy involved in a debt, for the next 60 or an liundred yours to come; if the improvement system and this money borrowing business ia not atoMd ft will involvo the children yet unburn in the horid deeds of simplicity done by someof their forefathers; see to this horid business ye patriotic fathers like statesmen sutler it nol to be done. Mr. Gov. how do you think parents feel when we see our children involved in a state of hard taxation for an age to come, a continual drean without the least hop«« of any Compensasion, even in the age of posterity: these thoughts make my pen hostil to the ■yatein, and not know when to call a h«uU. Mr. Governor ftS for the great and powerful prospects held out lo view by the frwuds of the nnprovetnenl •jrMem,
we view them Phantom or bubble filled with wind, raised by men wilfully, and politically bewitched, and never can or will be a blessing to the good people of the state of Indiana, But will be a curse to the pie&ent apd future generations, nol worth one copper cent, but reniain a monument oftheir folly time out of memory. Why Mr. Governor it is the opinion of hundr^ of men of as good judgment as those who made the law, that if all the public works now laid out in this state was,done, ànd made a present of to the state; their profits would ndt keep them in good repair; for the business done, would not maintain the works, and keep the state free of charge, let alone borrowing money; and paying intrust for to make the Work themselves and then make à profit. Mr. Gkivernor that can be seen plain a« the nose on a mans face, only listen at common sense, if only one rout from the most busiiwi« point through the state was done, and the rest let alone, when this one had MOtv^liiMne« than it OMttlta^ tbem the proceeds of this one make another, vnen these too was overrun with business, their surplus proceeds should make another, this is sound Legislation. Mr. Gov. I am a weakly old man, and perhaps could not be fooled out of many days if you would take my scalp for tolling my mind; for I try to talk as I feel. Mr. Governor you know what is every bodys Business is no bodys business ;jKit if every body would attend to what ought to bs his business, we would attend this Legislatur now in session, fir^ by petitioning in behalf of the Constitutional rites of man, i f wo did not then succeed, then by remonstrance, if we did nol succeed I then should vt)le for forcing an act repealing the whole business included in the^system of internal improvements, and settle up the Journal of folly heretofore made, and commence anew if the business was thought to clear cost; doing one thing at a time. If our present Gov. would take this course, he would immortalize his name with the people at this state of things. I am suprised thai political gentlemen will take our loose lileelions tor a test in favor of tho improvement system; appoint an election try the matter as it ought to have been done, single handed, a fair trial and see what will become of your improvement system; if the representatives had not been so smart and assumed the power, and thus went into the measure, and then said we have the voice of the-people, when the people did nol know what they were doing until they had the beast of a calf made, and heard of the Makers thereof licking it, and mooing arouod it and over it as though it were some grcal thing they hail brougfU forth, and so it is a inlgh'y destroyer oÇ the Pe.ojdes money, and the poor mans ourniugi. Mr. Governor if I should call our humble Legislature a pack of swindles, would you dispute my word; you wjo how they make laws and the people are swindled out of their money without comi)eiisasion, bul feed the poople un with false ho|)cs such as they know never can oe performed or made true. Mr. Gov. we have got another set of accomplished greenhorn gentlemen, divided otf into Committeos, tor the pur|)oseof revising the langletl laws of Indiana J we shall havo that job done losome purpose about 700 dollars [)cr day wilid 10 shew the intenlion of this business. Mr. Gov. if what is the business of all the people of this stale, only be the business of a convenient number of pe titioners, we would very .soon send them word lo adjourn lo their next annual meeting; for out of their doings more distress will grow th.in have been conceived, for tho mammouth must be fed; and those that wait on him; taxes must be rased, the collcctor must enforce the collect ton, the poor man is forced to sell his last cow, the Childreo may cry fur milk; if he will not sell it the Collector tells him if you do not get my money, I will do it for you.
With impertinent sayings like this, roust the poor man put up with; for 1 have noi:her seen or heard of any law exempting any thing from being sold ¿or taxes; but horror and distress is his fate, his tittle all is in the Lions mouth, without the least mercy, however indegenl his circumstance may be, the Monster must be fed. Mr. Gov-^and honorable gentlemen compo.sing Both housed Of the General assembly of the State of Indiana I have spoken my mind freely, but nol fully; but I think that I have in the general hit on the mindd of the people; if you think not, procpiim an Election, see what the people say; if I have mist it Pll give up tike a man.
I subscribe myself a fritnd to common sence, and a Judicom Sislem oj Improvement.
The above was intended for the consideration of the Governor and Legislature last winter while in session.
A few remarks to the poople; 1 would ask the people if they Rule the Legislature, or if the Legislature havo Ruled the People well if our Legislature have become so Mulish nol willing to be caught or ruled, bo as lo render service lo their Owners, IkjI by iheiracliofis we think have denied the right of insliuetion thefefore we the Poople declare that the power to Rule is of right in us all potoer is inherent in the People; ana all free Government are founded on their authority-, ani in*tit%Ued for their peace safety and happmeu;for the advancement of these ends they have, at all times an unalienaUe and indefeasible right to àitor or reform their GovcruMtfiM in suck manner as they may deem proper. Now P«l> low Citizon», let us deem it proper to reform oar Ijegislature, and reduce it to one third of the pree-eni members; and4Mve 300 dollar« per day,' during their aession; with their S dollar* for every 26mil«« they travel in going to and from the «aine, whea the reformation is wrouglit; we htve much busine«« lo do; to pionwte our peaoa aafety and happiness, '12 or ISSenitor« wiln 96 member« will have more wisdom in Legialation than 150 Booted fools, in short I want to get the gtv«ni|wat back into the hands of the people,' ibr our Uj^llfMure have gone a head, voice, or no voioe, ofth* like the ooncluaion with tb*m InM Mm that they knew what the people waDtadimttor tbaa ibey did ihemselvea: but we think thaj mast cartainly have felt the wrong Bump, and minad it ia their gMea; or the people would not hava sent thean line aAer line precept after praoept, But all to no mrpoaef A»r they would not ba «ootrollad) Noi^ Felb^ Citl-tena the above reduction toooa third of the present number; in aatx waahaaesëoo; will aav« about
fl3800; this would help UiwucH to pay up tho Journal of their fully heretofore made, by dur greenhorn gentlemen; for iHis |.i a f ru« character of the ruling part of our groat council for a few years; Fdllow Citimns throw off oppression by claiining the wills of frcie irien, suffer not the earnings of your hard labor to be ^ten up by taxation wuboul your consents; contract the expenaes of your gov-ernmenl; Claim the right of instruction;' your representatives are constitutionally bound to hear you; from year lo year; auffer them not to turn away from our wroth; or else we are^ oppteased equal to that by Brutish tyrtMMs;awake!awake!! ye Hoosier Sonsof freedom; e.\erciseyour liberties like free men; Reform your Government so as to procure Mace safely aiid happineaa4o yaa and your children; yours fellow-citizens, , . .
From a& Lfm^ie City Gaxetu. Tlie funerdl obsequies of the unfortunate individuals who were blown up in the Meselle took place in Cincinnati on Saturday last.—Wo copy an ac-coi'nl of that mournful ceremony from the Gazette.
Obsequies oi the Dbad.—On Saturday afternoon, April 28ih, the mournful doty of committing to tho grave nineteen of the sufferers in the destruction of the Mosselle, was pcformed in this city, asaotiiated with a solemn funeral service, upon ac(M)unt of all the sufferers.
As the calamity was peculiar add transcendent in its horrors, so were the funeral obsequies aolemn and imposing beyond any thing that has ever taken place in this city. At three o^clock, upon thb first toll of the bell, every place of business was closed^ It is believed there was no exception. Apparenlly tho whole city was a moving mass to the foot of Broad-way, where the procession was formingi This was accomplished according to previous regulations. The deceased, inclosed in proper cofUns, were placed in the hearse«, of the cily, which not being sufficient to convey them, the necessary numbei' of carriges were added. When the precession was prepared to move, Broadway to Fourth street« and the contiguous approaches of the intersecting Streets were literally choked with one crowded jam of hu-oaan beings.—Among all these, no word was spo^ ken, no look of levity was indulged. The universal feelings was loo deep for any such sensation w be felt.
Tho progress of the procession, so vast in numbers, so solemn in manner, made every wherfe on its line of movement the deepest impression. Sad and sorrowful faces, hundreds of them bedewed with tears, crowded to windows, doors, and all placis ufobiorvation.
The interment took place in tho public burial groiind, and at this last act of respect and kindness^ that can be performed by the living, for the dead, some most touching scenes occurred. TtRpe to be deposiced in their last earthly rest wera atran-gors. Some of them were members of the same lamily, and in one or two instauces surviving relatives were present One mother« adarman. Whose husband is among the lost, cast haraelT upon the colfm of her only two children, in agonies seldom witnessed.—Bul we must omit a detail of those sconce;
I'he impressive funeral scrviceof the Episcopal churcii was read by the Kev. Mr. BrOokb, sud a brief, bul most |)ertinent ¿¿effecting address, made, by the Rev. Mr. Sehom, of tho Methodist Episcopal church. Our narration here ends, and we presume not to break its effect with any reflections.
A host of the citizens of the towns of Newport and Covington, and of surrounding country, joined in the procession, ll is estimated that more than 20 thousand persons were present.
A Duel.—Two persons, beloging lo Galena, Illinois, one of whom was named Sieau,and the other Fries, met in personal combat on the 20th ult. on tho ice at the mouth of Fever river. The Backwoodsman, which relates the affair, says, tho thermometer was 20 degrees below sero, whilst their blood was at boiling heat. They look their position (20 paoes) and at the word of command look steady aim; but at lha very moment when they should have killo&aMib other, the heels of one slipped on tho ice, and he iMI, without firing; the pistol of the other missed fire, butJn the dreadful anxiety of the moment, he was not-w^ of this, and, supposing ha had killed his anlagonid|^as he saw him fall, he took to bis heels to os«>raarrest for murder, and has nol since been heard of.
Something Mikvelix)Us.—Wfc have been credibly informed that, on ihe evening of the 13tb inst. a doughler of Mr. WiHiams, near Wilmington, in this county, died of the small [tox, or was supposed to be dead. That she was dressed in her grave clothes, and laid out in the usual manner, set up with all niuht, and on the following morning was found to be ihve. She is still living and reureseo-ted to be convalescent. We cannot vouch tor the truth of the story, al,bough it has been mure thao once represented to us as an absolute oertainty.
Iiliai.Y iMKJtTANT — The jMtrls of Mexico Block-e^Led.—Tho schr Sarah Ann, Cupt. Hon tempts« hence for Tampico, relurtsed in conse^uenco of that jMrl being blockaded by the French brig of war La ^v-rousei on the 22d inst. Lieut. Henry of the La Pey rouse, who endorsed the papers of the Sarah. Ann, informed Cnpt. Bontemp« that the port of Vera Cruz and other Mexican ports, was tfeekred aoder blockude on the 15th inst. by the French fleet, in consequence of the Mexioan Qovarument having re-f^tsed to i>ay the indemnity.
The United Stales ship Natchei, sailed from Tampica lo Pensaoula, to convey the inlelligeuee l* Commodore Dallas.
in^t speak in public—never done such a thing liie," said a chap the othe«' night at a pubtio
I can^t in my .
meeting, who had been called upon To hold forth« "but if any body m the crowd will speak foi roe»rU hold his hat.'"