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Indianapolis Indiana Journal (Newspaper) - December 15, 1830, Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana journal. Vol. wednesday dece it Iber 15, 1830. No. 400. Published by Douglass a . Two dollars per annul if paid in Advance. Three dollars at the end of the year. Adver Lisments inserted at the usual rates. Nartia Tive Quot of the Quot late Kellug Gle at Brussels. On the evening of wednesday the it Wujs understood that the Prince King s forces had pub hated a proclamation stating his in mention of entering the City of Brussels ind promising an amnesty except to Quot the ring leaders of the disaffection and to strangers. The vague Terri soothe exception excited no Small co Sterna fion. Every Man engaged in the affair of course imagined himself of Sinif ii client importance to come within the vengeance denounced by the commander of the King s forces. Strangers in particular were incensed and deter mired not to be the tame victims of the princes a resisted Success. In consequence they did not regard that proclamation which ordered them to re lire unarmed within their dwelling. Much of the Success of the revolutionists is due to the of the for Eigners who from various causes arrived in Brussels. English scotch Irish americans French in considerable numbers and spaniards All fought Well some actuated by attachment to the popular cause others by the natural Pugna City of their characters and Many from the conviction that implicated or not in the practices of the revolutionists they would be equal in Durer soothe sufferings which it was not doubted that the dutch if successful would inflict. Had the Prince proclaimed a general amnesty and marched at the head of the belgian Force and not attempted to Force uie dutch soldiers into the City i am confident he could not have been resisted. Many of the most Opu sent inhabitants were attached to the cause of the Crown. They Felt and appreciated the commercial advantages result my irom the Royal residence at Brussels they had experienced the evils resulting from several weeks Stag iia Tion of business were wearied of soldering and desirous to Compromise on any reasonable terms. Apart cer Iai Fil was Dett ruined to attempt to achieve a re Volution at All hazards but their efforts would have been rendered abortive and the Prince acted More consistently by the Man of pro Perty who had much to i we and Little to gain by a revolution at d by the disinclination of the lower d iss of inhabitants to continue the Loi Ger endurance of the great privations they had und gone for several of the bourgeoise soldiers were almost starving. To prove this i shall no ii Tion one fact. Two gentlemen who tiad been walking about the City on this evening wednesday the 22d were taken up by the Garde bourgeoise and conducted to their hotel to ascertain if they were the persons they described themselves. These gentlemen requested the guard to partake of some refreshment and the poor Fellows ate like famished men and stated that for several Days they scarcely tasted bread that their present Supply had Given them new vigor and requested to be allowed to carry with them a loaf or two of bread for their comrades. Though thus evidently enduring starvation the Garde bourgeoise committed no excess Aud i can speak from personal experience of the admirable conduct of most of the privates of that corps not so of most of their officers. Thus stood the matter on wed a Day evening the Prince had an army under his command he enjoyed popularity in the City he was aided by famine and disorganization prevailing amongst his opponents who were deserted by the principal part of their it chiefs a the foul Cravens who bleached from the Helm when the wind blew the highest but who returned when Success became probable to guide the efforts of those few who still struggled on when All was Dirk gloomy and hopeless. Despite of All his advantages in opposition to All human foresight the Prince has been the Defeated party. His highness was aided by Many circumstances but he forgot that he had a formidable opponent in the excited the indescribably excited hatred of belgians to the dutch and which could Only be rendered practicable by a conqueror s Success or by the conciliation of a beloved Prince. His highness had the Choice of two courses to enter Brussels in Triumph As the Van Jursher of the belgian nation or As the Friend of the people relying on their love and unaided by a mercenary foreign army a i the dutch is considered by his by logic subjects. The Prince was indecisive he adopted neither course but traversed from one to the other. To pursue the first course and to enter As a conquering Prince he on thursday the 23d, required but a few Resolute troops for the disunion of his enemies and the flight of their chiefs would have left but Little for disciplined men to Eti act. To have adopted successfully the other alternative and to have commanded in Brussels As a Prince beloved by the people he needed Only to have granted a More precise amnesty and have promised to enter the City with those troops a Lone who were belgians by birth and who As events have shown were not inclined to desert his cause till its Success became More than dubious and that of his opponents was absorbing by popular when in Possession of Brussels he might have conciliated All parties for the people were weary of anarchy and the Possession of the capital by the King s forces would have crushed the Hopes of the revolutionists in other pm vices. It is difficult to say what the Prince designed his attack on the town was just sufficient to excite hatred and inspire contempt his soldiers must be the most atrocious cowards the fair leaders the vilest of traitors or the most unspeakable idiots. On thursday morning the 23d, the Prince entered in the direction of sea Erbeck his troops marched Down the Rue Royale and entered the Park. At seven in the morning he had encountered but utile resistance and at this period i saw the conflicts the place de Louvian which lies Between the Gate of Scarbeck and the Park was at this time defended by not More but these acts of bravery were at this period of the first Day almost solitary and a general depression lowered Over the City. About 9 o clock an Aid de Camp of the Prince and As i understood a count but whose precise title i do not remember appeared on horseback at a Corner of a Street near the place Louvian. He waived a while handkerchief and called on the bourgeoise to Advance to him. They did so principally the six individuals before mentioned who were in Advance. While the Aid de Camp was stating the message he had received a rabble broke in and dragged Hin of Bis horse. At first i considered they were showing their gratification at his arrival but i discovered they intended to treat him As a prisoner and to insult him. The gentlemen before mentioned messes. Beaumont and several of the bourgeoise defended him at their own imminent Hazard they dragged off his Epa lets and Tore away his cockade still the Gallant Man As he was carried through the streets manifested no particular fear his Cheek was unbleached and no signs of dread came Over him occasionally his Fine aristocratic face w8s lightened by a smile of scorn he cast on Hia base assailants. All that the really Brave men could do to defend him bras done at their own imminent peril. He was guarded to a Barracks and it was stated that he would be con sintered As a prisoner in retaliation of a similar detention of one of the delegates from Brussels. It is due to the bourgeoise soldiers to say that they in no Way participated in the infliction of the insults this Brave Man received it was the skulking cowards who assailed him and one of them attempted to As than 60 or 70 undisciplined Bourgeois sail him with a Dagger which was with Only one Pilicer that i could distinguish. They complained bitterly that they were betrayed and i did not imagine that above an hour would elapse before the Prince would have had full Possession of the town of which be already occupied the higher part with the consequent Means of Early subduing the remainder. At this time seven in the morning the Prince s army exhibited themselves in considerable Force of cavalry and infantry taking up positions in front of the streets which however they speedily retired from sheltering themselves behind the Corners of the houses though they were resisted Only by a handful of the bourgeoise and a few strangers who fought behind the barricades which had been thrown of very carelessly and which were not of sufficient height or breadth to have offered any material obstacle to either foot or horse a very indifferent Hunter would have thought Little of leaping these barriers. At this time there was no firing from the houses. I saw the inhabitants close their doors and refuse to allow their houses to be used As forts for the defence of the City against the Prince s forces. The Prince however instead of advancing commenced to Retreat his troops yielded up several of the barricades they possessed and retired behind the Trees of the thir cowardice is inconceivable to men who have not witnessed if. I saw six persons drive a company of dutch from a barricade. Among these six were a Gallant French youth apparently a bout sixteen years of age one of the bravest of the Brave a belgian who disc hired the most adventurous valor the whole Day and two Brothers the old Cal of Whin in 1825, obtained the double first Honor of Oxford and the other a a Kiiber of the Jamaica Assembly. Both these Brothers were wounded the latter slightly but the former very severely in several places particularly by a shot which at a later period of the Day tie received through the leg m the Palace Royal whilst leading on the bourgeoise at the cafe de Tami tie in front of the Park. He was carried from the Field by his brother and an Irish gentleman to the next Hospital some of the vagabonds who were in the rear endeavouring to Rob he was afterwards removed from the Hospital to his hotel by the bourgeoise and almost stifled with caresses. Several ladies of Brussels have continued to visit him during the procrastinated cure of his wounds expressing their gratitude to him for having come express from Paris to defend them when Many of the leaders of the people had deserted them. General Van Halen called on him to express his High approval of his conduct and that of his brother which last had been his companion in his nocturnal expedition to Surprise the enemy in the Park and who was introduced by the general to the pro visionary government As one of two Brothers who had eminently served the cause of the people and Well deserved that medals should be a fired t4iom. Wrenched out of his hand by one of the messes. Beaumont and a a most intolerable Coward boasted he had made the nid de ramp a prisoner. As Well might Isaac of York have boasted of making Ivanhoe a captive to his Spear or Vamba the witless that he had vanquished Ling Richard with his shield of brawn. The courier Des pays Bas contains a dispute Between two other persons who als each claim to have made an officer of rank prisoner. Of they allude to the Aid de Camp i am referring to they have both an equal right to the Honor of his rapture. The truth in he came with a Flag of truce and was detained in reprisal and As far As i know justly detained for i have seen the Prince s troops More than once fire on the White Flag of the bourgeoise. The detention of the Aid de Camp gave Vigour to the Prince s opponents for a report was speedily propagated that the dutch had been beaten and the Aid de Camp of the Prince Quot and several officers Quot made prisoners. Then Forth came the Coward and the dubious Man. The revolutionary party understood Well the value of such rumours. Immediately after the event of the Prince s Aid de Camp coming in a considerable number of Volunteer is came Forward and proceeded with them to the place Royale which lies on the opposite Side of the Park to the Louvain from which last the dutch had been beaten or had most shamefully run away from absolute fright. Indeed the face of a dutchman was scarcely discernible during the whole period of the extraordinary conflicts. At the place Royale two Young irishmen resident in Brussels whose names i do not mention Torolv Vious reasons distingui8hed themselves right valiantly and made repeated attempts to induce the bourgeoise to resort to the Bayonet but i never saw this course adopted. The first Day of the conflict Many of the townsmen were killed and wounded because there was no discipline and no Small portion of the rabble was intoxicated. The succeeding Day there was some Confidence and the pro visionary government published a proclamation without any signatures. In the night an expedition was organized to eur prize the soldiers in the Park. I saw the Burgeois at Midnight assembled in the hotel de Ville but they had no stomach for the fight and Many declared they would not go to the butchery. The expedition did not succeed whether rendered abortive by treason or cowardice i know not. On saturday All was gloom it was understood that the City was to be surrendered. The lower class of the citizens were in great distress from hunger and i saw Many instances of armed bourgeoise asking bread from the inhabitants but they demanded nothing else. On saturday the 26th, there was a continued firing from the bourgeoise in the Park but the dutch being sheltered by a deep follow in which they were lying hid could not have sustained much loss the Trees were the greatest sufferers. Had Many of the dutch fallen numbers would have remained on the Field or Large Graves must have appeared or numerous wagons would have been seen conveying off the slain. None of these circumstances took place therefore but few must have been killed. On monday the 28th, when the Park was evacuated i did not see so much As twelve bodies there might have been More but i speak of what i saw and i walked through the whole Park but there was an immense assemblage of empty bottles from which the spirit had departed but certainly not entered the hearts of the dutchmen for even their proverbial dutch courage did not Avail them. How the dutch came to quit the Park 1 do not know As i did not see them Decamp but my opinion is that they Quot summoned up a Coward mind and ran the cowardice of the dutch is f fear unbelievable excepting by Eye wit Ness. I who saw the wonder can hardly imagine it possible. During All the period of the four Days the dutch threw occasional bombs rockets and red hot shot into the City they a troyed one or two houses and excited the hatred and con contempt of All classes. These soldiers of Holland kept themselves out of the Way of danger but made a most vigorous attack upon the dram Bot Liis As the Unten anted bottles of the Numor Ous slain i found at their quarters am ply evinced. The homely Apo them says the dutchmen require their Cou rage to be excited but nought excited that of the dutch of Brussels. Oxe ii and Wain ropes May drag to been to the combat but native courage never they resist even the charms of their bottles. Quot a plague of All p. S. I made every inquiry relative to the charge of rape made against the dutch and i have no reason to believe it founded in fact. An English gentleman whom they had visited stated of me that they Only ravished a few Silver spoons amp a. Important from Mexico. The laight news imm Mexico is very interesting. A letter from that capital of the 13lh of october announces Ihal tie troops under Armijo had surrendered with arms and baggage to Gervera Alvarez in the Vicinity of Acapulco that they had been allowed to withdraw to Chipa Cingo where was Bravo. Armijo having fled was pursued and killed a the indians Guerrero had entered Acapulco the troops under the command of Berdejo and Barbarosa had revolted and joined Guerrero who was master of the City the two former generals had fled general Teran had bean appointed by the government in the place of Brave and the government had ordered $800,000 that were on Deposit to be disposed of for the establishment of Manul factories and the Protection of National . O. Bee. Treaty with the Sublime the n. York daily advertiser states that Charles Rhind commissioner to Turkey arrived in the Brig pc be Anu from Smyrna bringing with him an important commercial treaty negotiated by him at constantinople with the sub Linae Porte which we understand is highly favourable to this country. This is the first treaty Ever negotiated Between the two governments. Or. R. Speaks in the highest terms of the treat ment he received from the government and the Friendly disposition manifested towards this country. Curious speech. Extract from a ref nor Spoo Cli delivered by governor Pope of Arkansas the governor then observed that he would Here close the few remarks he had intended to offer with an Appeal to the company to Bear witness that he bad not used the words Quot Good governor Quot but that he fell an involuntary inclination to touch another topic rather foreign to the general scope of his observations. Of had some hesitation in proceeding inasmuch As his suggestions might be supposed to apply to sonic of the gentlemen near him who had shown him since his arrival marked attention and kindness but As the company present Are Ever under 8t�od to be excepted he hoped to be pardoned. At the Muster the other Day and in the general aspect of the people in this Quarter the governor said he had been reminded of old Kentucky of open generous kentuckians but had discovered in this country to his great grief and mortification a larger proportion of single men and bachelors than he had Ever been elsewhere and a greater aversion or indifference to Marin irony. The seems to me continued the governor an evil of serious magnitude and to demand Radical Reform. According to the Best estimate be had been Able to make there bad been born in Arkansas within the last twelve months from 1000 to 1,200 children and if the single men and bachelors would marry and do their duty to god and their country this territory would soon become a state without the Aid of strangers. In a country where the Means of subsistence Are so easily procured there is no apology for remaining single. Many gentlemen Are reluctant to encounter the trouble and expense of a wife and family but a Man who will not Hazard much to make himself and a Fine girl Happy can hardly be relied on to meet the toils and perils of War when his country is in danger. Permit me to Tell you gentlemen that the ladies Are ardent in their attachments and grateful for a faithful return and if a husband will Only prefer the company of his we to the grog shop gaming table or other places of Idle amusement and convince her that she is of All thing nearest his heart she will work her ii Gers to the quirk to sustain him if he should he even a Little Lazy and worthless. Woman is the Best gift of heaven to Man and he that does not a rpt if hardly deserves a seat in heaven. I have been continued the governor two Days in this town and rarely cheered by the appear Rice of a lady. It seems to be a town of bachelors. On saturday he supposed the ladies were too much occupied with their Domestic concerns to be visible but hoped that on sunday he would see in this respectable wealthy and populous county a us menus assemblage of both sexes at Church in Tho town or near it hut to his Surprise he was informed on sunday morning that there was no preaching in the town or neighbourhood and that the preachers rarely came to Washington because there were so few ladies ire the place. The governor said the idea was novel to him but on reflection he did not censure the preachers for How can they expect that the glad tidings of the gospel will penetrate the hearts of sinners who Are insensible to the charms of woman if there Are con tire Ned the governor but few ladies in this Towo there Are a number of As a and agreeable gentlemen As any were to be my it with and Mav i be permitted to Hope for a speedy reformation. The governor begged i conclusion to offer the following sentiment which was received with chop ring a a Plause the fair sex he that does not see k a mate the most precious born of god Tornau a hag no music in his soul and is worse than Aja from the Cincinnati chronicle Caleb Atwater end. Proposes to publish the results of a tour idiom Cir Cleville Ohio to Prairie Duchien and from thence to Washin gym City in 1829. Also observations upon the numbers manner language poetry eloquence music dancing of the indians amp a. Also the antiquities of the present race the antiquities of the people of european origin the antiquities of the people who formerly inhabited the Western states and the antiquities of the world generally also an account of Vivai Hington City during a session of Congress the presidential levees and the Otyce seekers and their operations at the seat of the general government. Large Skeleton. I copied in last week s paper an account of a Largo Skeleton recently found at big Bone lick by the particulars of which h Are substantially confirmed by a Young gentleman of this place Ivor. Vim. Elliot who has just returned from the spot where the Bones were found. He has favored me with the following Raemore Anda made by himself a turks twelve feet in length Twenty five inches in circumference Grinders each weighs lever pounds. Hand three feel Long two feet deep breadth not Given the spare Between the eyes two feet weight of the head four Hundred pounds. Skeleton of the animal Complete save two or three ribs�?it3 length sixty two feet height Twenty five feet it was found Twenty five Teet below the surface of the ground and another head of the same size bad been found near the same place. The Bank of the United states to which the land Beloi is has prevented for the present further research. Vincennes Gazette. A son of Hibernia domiciled in Broad Street who was lecturing his rib upon her extravagance in Dresp was heard to say by Way of Climax Quot by St. Patrick when i married you you had it a rag to your Back and now you Are covered Vith them Quot

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