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Indianapolis Indiana Journal (Newspaper) - February 25, 1837, Indianapolis, Indiana Y vol. , saturday february 25, 1837. No. 768. Published by Doug i. A is pc Noel. Terms.�?$2 so per annul in Advance for 52 numbers�?$3 of at 6 months�?$3 so at the end of the volume. A oppor will be discontinued unless at the option of the publishers until arrearage Are paid. Price for lines or less three insertions 00 for each additional insertions Een Longe r advertisements charged in proportion. A Liberal discount made to those who advertise by the year chancery to ticks and petitions for Divor will be inserted the requisite number of times for $2 00 and to insure their publication the Troney a Wii accompany the notices. Cum plaints of insolvency All orders for advertising Iruin a distance must he accompanied by the Money Orthey will not receive attention. The postage must be paid on All letters to the publishers or thav u ill not be taken out of the Post office. From Washington. Correspondence of the Baltimore Patriot. Washington feb. 8, 1837. The Senate has consummated its Quot glory Quot by another Black act the of Richard m. Johnson to preside Aker their deliberations As vice president of the United states. Tjie deed is done this being the Day appointed for ascertaining and deciding on the election of president and vice president tiie greatest curiosity prevailed among All classes of our citizens and numerous strangers who Are now in the Metropolis to witness the ceremony. At an Early hour both the galleries of the House were crowded to overflowing even the one appropriated to men being animated by hundreds of beaming and Blooming faces and rendered Brilliant by the Rich dresses and waving plumes of the fair. On motion of a Gallant representative from the South it was resolved to admit ladies to the floor and in a moment crowds of Lovely and anxious expectant who had endeavoured in vain to Cleave their Way through the dense masses around the doors of the galleries glided gracefully into the Hall and rewarded with their sweetest smiles the Cavaliers who had thrown open their doors to receive them. They contributed i need not say How much to relieve the tedium of the Day s proceedings. At twelve o clock a message was sent to inform the Senate that the House was ready to receive that body and to proceed to discharge the duty assigned them. In a few moments afterwards the members of the Senate preceded by their president pro. Lem. And their Secretary and marshalled by the sergeant at arms of both houses made their appearance a the Hall and were received by the speaker and the members of the House and the whole audience standing. The speaker received the president of the Senate at the foot of the Steps leading to the chair to which he conducted him and took a seat beside him. The senators were conducted by the officers of the House to seats on the right of the speaker Vrzich had been vacated for their accommodation. The tellers messes. Grundy Lincoln and Thomas occupied seats at the clerk s table and the Secretary of the Senate and the clerk of the House took seats beside them below the sea the president or the Senate who according to to be always presides when the two houses meet conjointly then la elated the purpose for which they were assembled and in pursuance of the provisions of the Constitution proceeded to unfold and deliver to the tellers the packets containing the returns of the electoral votes in each state in Sticco so Ion. The tellers read by turns the documentary evidence authenticated by the proper authorities and having the seals of each Sovereign a Iid Independent state of the confederacy attached thereto and announced in succession the re so let in each state. This was a Long and extremely fatiguing pro Tess and a great portion of the audience As Well As Many of the members went off and distorted Herti shelves in the Library Rotunda and other i�6e8. Every one knows the vote Given by each state and to whom and i need not therefore repeat them. The final result was As follows for president. Martiin Van by Ren received including the three votes of Michigan 170 votes. W. H. Harrison 73 Quot he of l. White 26 a a Daniel. Webster 14 Quot w. P. Mangum 11 Quot the president of the Senate then declared my Titan Van Buren duly elected president of the a states for the four years subsequent to the 4th of March next. For vice president. Rio a Gabd m. Johnson including those of Michigan 147 votes. Francis Granger 77 Quot John Tyler 47 Quot William Smith 23 Quot there not being a majority of the whole number of votes Given the president declared that the election of a vice president of the United states had rot been Eli acted and that the duty of electing that officer out of the two highest candidates on the list r. M. Johnson and Francis Granger would devolve on the Senate. The Senate then i turned to their chamber and the House after appointing a committee of two to wait on or. Van Buren and inform him of his election immediately adjourned. Tjie Senate was soon crowded in every part and preparations were stantly made for going into election of vice president. Some delay occurred in consequence of the absence of or. Clay and or. Robbins Olio however soon appeared. The Senate was full. The Secretary then proceeded to Call the members by name. They aug be sively called out the name of the candidate for whom they voted. The following senators voted for r. M. Johniy i messes. Benton Black Brown Buchanan Cuthbert Dana Ewing of Illinois Fulton Grundy Hendricks Hubb Ard King of Alabama King of Georgia Linn Lyon Mckean Moore mortis Mouton Nicholas Niles Norvell Page Barker. Rives Robinson Ruggles Sevier strange allot badge Tipton Walker wright�?33. The following senators voted for Francis Gran or a messes. Bayard Ciao Clayton Crittenden Davis Ewing of Ohio Kent Knight Prentiss it bins Southard Spence Swift Tomlinson Wall Webster in. Messes. Calhoun Preston and White did not tote for reasons doubtless perfectly satisfactory to their own minds. The president then announced the election of Ekhard m. Johnson a it fan without intellect deportment. He is to preside Over the Senate of the United states the expunging Senate truly hath the orator of Athens declared Quot the Hope of safety which corrupt men have is placed in the excess of their baseness and iniquity alone Quot. D. Washington feb. 9, 1837. The House has just adjourned after having been engaged for More than eight hours in a most unpleasant debate on the question of privilege that had already occupied their undivided attention for two Days. I cannot after this Long and exciting session prepare a satisfactory account of the various incidents before the mail closes and must therefore defer any attempt at a particular notice till to Morrow. Or. French spoke at great length in support of the resolutions of censure. Or. Evans made a powerful speech in reply to several members from the South and entered at some length into the consideration of the various subjects which have been brought into the debate. He was Frel Quentlyn interrupted by explanations ask Byliss to order on the score of irrelevancy and finally sat Down without concluding his speech because although the House by a vote gave him permission to proceed he did not wish to go on with his argument after it had been pronounced out of order. Or. Vanderpoel then moved the previous question and refused to withdraw the motion though or. Adams earnestly solicited him to do so declaring that he wished to speak not As a member of the House but As a culprit arraigned at the bar the House refused to sustain the demand of the previous question and or. Adams then took the floor and made a Long speech in defence of himself and in reply to the arguments and views of those who opposed him delivered with extraordinary vivacity and Energy of manner. When he had concluded his remarks or. Han Negan renewed the motion for the previous question and the resolutions offered by or. Patton and accepted by or. Thompson As substitutes for his own were decided upon separately. The first of these was condemnatory of the presentation of petitions from slaves and declared that whoever should hereafter present such a petition ought to be considered As regardless of the rights and feelings of a Large portion of the people of this country and an enemy to the Union. The seconal provides that or. Adams had disclaimed All intention of offering disrespect to the House All further proceedings in his Case be stopped. This is the substance of the resolutions. I do not give the exact words. But both the resolutions were rejected. A motion was made to adjourn but withdrawn at the request of or. Wise who reported from the investigating committee of which he is chairman a Resolution that was unanimously adopted by that committee for communicating to the House the fact that Reuben m. Whitney peremptorily declined to obey the summons to appear before them and calling on the House to Lake whatever order its dignity required. The h use then this question of or Vileo a. Will urn to in the Senate there ought to have been a question of privilege raised also but the majority of that body appear to be lost to All sense of dignity. Or. Calhoun sent to the chair a letter which has been addressed to him by the president of the United states. This document is of a still More extraordinary character than any of those which have lately been made Public emanating from the same source. It refers to a speech of or. Calhoun delivered a few Days ago in his place in the Senate and quotes a passage from the report of it in the Globe in which or. Calhoun is made to charge him the president with speculation in the Public lands. It pronounces the charge false and Calls upon or. Calhoun to retract it or impeach him the president or. Calhoun denied having made any such charge against the president and then commented in the most indignant terms on the conduct of the president in sending him this letter. Or. Clay spoke with the highest eloquence on this breach of privilege and tie fallen condition of the Senate. He rebuked the majority in the most severe Terras and said it would be left with them to say what should be done in this extraordinary Case. Nothing was done. Not a Man among the majority had the manliness to vindicate the Honor and dignity and Independence of that body. And the whigs knowing they could do nothing proposed nothing. D. Washington feb. 10, 1837. There has been More excitement among the members of Congress for the last two Days than i have Ever known. The decision of the House last night on the Resolution respecting the presentation of petitions from slaves has aroused the strongest feelings of the representatives of the slave holding states. Many of them openly declared that the crisis had arrived when they were forced to consider whether they Quot had any further business Here others spoke of a Southern convention a members of the Van Buren party declared they would no longer act with men who had thus shown themselves regardless of their rights. When the House met to Day there was scarcely a single member from the South in his seat. They were holding a meeting in one of the rooms of the Capitol but i understand nothing was determined upon. May this dark Cloud which now threatens our country be soon dispersed the letter addressed by the president to or. Calhoun has added to the tumultuous excitement produced by other incidents. I intended to Send you an abstract but As i learn that it will appear in the papers of to Morrow it is unnecessary for me to do so. It will afford a fruitful theme of remark hereafter. No language is too Strong to characterize the atrocity of this outrage on the privilege of a distinguished senator. Well did or. Calhoun say that the terms addressed to him were not such As could be tolerated in the Intercourse of gentlemen and were Only suited to the purlie us of Billingsgate. Not a Man in the majority of the Senate had the front to stand up and gainsay or. Calhoun s remarks. Not one uttered a word in excuse justification or extenuation. Not one attempted to vindicate the Honor and Independence of the body or to assert the rights of the members As men. The majority there Are prostrate at the Footstool of executive Power i rejoice to say however that the House has this Day resolved to Asser its rights in the Case of thereon tempt pasted upon it bar the supercilious and contumacious witness before the select committee who has lately figured so party have made the most desperate efforts to screen in vain the sergeant at arms has Baen directed to bring before the bar of the House to Morrow no less a person than Reuben m. Whitney. I informed you last evening that or. Wise had at the close of the sitting reported from the committee of investigation of which he is chairman a Resolution that As Reuben m. Whitney had peremptorily refused to obey their summons to appear and give evidence the fact be communicated to the House so that such order might be taken thereon As comported with the dignity and Honor of that body. The hour being late the subject was postponed until to Day when it came up As the unfinished business. The Resolution of the committee and the letter of Whitney to which it refers were read. Or. Lincoln of Massachusetts Maniber of the committee then Rose and offered three resolutions Tho it tax it of Vav High declared that Whitney in refusing to appear before the committee As a witness after being duly summoned thereto had been guilty of a contempt of the committee and the House. The second declares that Whitney s letter expressing his determination peremptorily to decline to appear before any committee constituted in such manner and of such persons As the House shall designate until the House As a condition precedent shall redress his alleged wrongs is both in the manner and style of communication contumacious arrogant and offensive alike disrespectful to the House and utterly subversive of the rightful authority. The third Resolution was in the following words , that the speaker of the House Issue his warrant directing the sergeant at arms to take into his custody the person of the said Reuben m. Whitney that he May be brought to the bar of the House to answer for the contempt or. Lincoln supported these resolutions in a speech distinguished for clearness and Force. Or. Parks of Maine opposed them because they declared Whitney had committed a contempt before an Opportunity was Given him to speak for himself. Or. Mercer suggested the propriety of substituting for the two first resolutions a preamble reciting the circumstances As reported by the committee and concluding with the last Resolution. Or. Briggs offered As a substitute such a preamble and Resolution and they were accepted by or. Lincoln in lieu of his own. Or. Pearce of Rhode Island supposed the resolutions in this form and contended that before the House should declare that a contempt has been committed they ought to go into a consideration of the reasons Given by Whitney for declining to obey the summons of the committee. This View was strongly opposed by or. Hardin of Kentucky who made a most vigorous and effective speech in support of the resolutions. A most animated debate arose in which messes. Wise Robertson Bond. . Graves Asney i Amoon Ahu Liell supported the resolutions and messes. Parks Hong Thompson of Ohio Gholson Glascock Aud Jarvis opposed them. Messes. Parks Glascock and Jarvis attempted at different times to have the resolutions modified but their motions were All promptly voted Down. Or. Patton of Virginia then arose and after commenting in severe terms on the letter of Whitney and characterising his pretence of being a fraid to appear before any committee of which or. Wise is chairman As a miserable subterfuge he proceeded to Point out the useless Ness of any proceeding against Whitney of the kind contemplated a and concluded by moving to Lay the whole on the table. This was negatived. The question was then taken on the adoption of tiie resolutions. Or. Adams having been called upon Rose and asked to be excused from voting on this or any other question of privilege concerning r. M. Whitney As his personal relations with that individual were of such a character As to make it the duty of or. Adams to decline acting As his judge on any occasion affecting his personal rights. Or. Adams was excused. The resolutions were carried and the speaker has therefore issued his warrant to the sergeant at arms directing Liim to bring Whitney to the bar of the House to Morrow at eleven o clock to answer for the contempt. He will be allowed a counsel in his defence. A motion was made by or. Lane of Indiana to reconsider the vote whereby the resolutions offered yesterday respecting the presentation of petitions from slaves were rejected but As the hour was late the further consideration of the subject was postponed till to Morrow. The Treasury circular was this Day repealed by an overwhelming vote the Bill designating and limiting the funds receivable for the revenues of the United states was taken up for final action. Or. Benton made a speech against it remarkably Short for him and in an extremely subdued tone. The great expunged was quite Crest fallen. Or Niles talked twaddle about it for some time. Or. Hubbard then Rose and made an important amendment it was to make Virginia land scrip receivable in payment of the Public dues. Or. Clay asked or. Hubbard so to modify his amendment As to include the provision that there should be no discrimination made in favor of one Branch of the Public Revenue Over another and or. Hubbard accepted this As a modification. It required the unanimous consent of the Senate to allow the introduction of any amendment at this stage As the Bill was on its final passage. That consent was Given. The amendments were adopted and the Bill embracing them passed by a vote of 42 to 5�?messrs. Linn Morris Ruggles and Wright alone voting with or. Benton against a measure which puts Down All his absurd schemes at a blow. Things Are now left by the present very much As they were before this iniquitous legislative undertaking of the executive the Treasury order a was resolved . Scene from a tragic farce. Lately enacted at Washington a and received with groans hisses and execration. Scene 1. The Senate chamber. Bom Faatea voice is still for a purgation gods can this Collar d Senate Long debate which of the two to choose the displeasure of Andrew Jackion and myself or the Viola Tion oif the Constitution. Did t we put Dow i the a no a the hero of new Orleans and myself a the Bank that Hydria that Vampire that Leviathan 4hat Medusa s head that Royal Tiger that a anything you choose to Call it. But we have scotch in the Snake not killed it. We have but exc Ori de the Vampire a spooned the Leviathan and griped at the Gorgon. The Royal Tiger has retired the Jungle and Quot crouched on his belly Quot in awaits the favourable moment when he May Spring in the unwary traveller and revel on his entrails but nil Despe Randum Jackson Duce which a eans in Plain English nothing need be despair of while Jackson takes the responsibility. I an Happy to inform you that unless the present legislature of Pennsylvania shall nullify the Init in toils Bank charter obtained by fraud and collusion re yes sir by collusion ind fraud the Veteran l f new Orleans will March an army to Harris i a blow up the Cape tol and in a grand Auto consume the disloyal Ani refractory legislator who presume to resist the with Orihue people. Prom Harrisburg he will proceed to Philadelphia and Lay that rebellious City in ashes establishing his head quarters in the Bank of the United states and hanging Nic Biddle on a Gallows High As Hanian s. All this he will do in conformity with the obvious will of the people As demonstrable in the recent presidential election. And what Yon May ask what should be done with the audacious Bank senators who placed upon the journals of the Senate this presumptuous expression of opinion in relation to the removal of the deposits what shall be done with the men who have dared impugn the infallibility of the hero of new Orleans shall their truncated corpses be nailed to the gales of the White House or shall they be impaled alive upon the i Ron Fence in front of the Palace shall they be Burnt in a Bonfire of Bank memorials and panic petitions or shall they senator rises the gentleman from Missouri give Way one moment would you say sir gentleman need not ransack his brains for adequate modes of punishment. I would suggest a plan which i think would be More efficient than the most ingenious tortures. I would move that All the opposition senators be compelled to Lay Down their pens and listen to the Hon. Senator s speech. refinement of cruelty the idea is worthy of procrustes. , decapitation before such a sentence i three ears i d hear thee Aliss , gentlemen order. The gentleman from Missouri has the floor. do not wonder at the repugnance manifested by the Bank miscreants to hearing my speech. It must be Gall Wormwood and molten Lead to their ears where was i Judas were Eulogi sing that marvellous Man the president . How sir can i do Justice to the magnificent attributes of his Cigar Micier what a a during his Glori on reign has he not bullied France into paying us the debts she owed a have not Naples and Denmark and Spain and Portugal trembled at his Roar and planked the reluctant Rhino but one outrage has occurred during his administration with the exception of Houston s attack on a member ofcongres<3, and lieutenant Randolph s traitorous assault upon the Imperial Noss. I refer to the robbery and massacre committed by the malays of Sumatra upon an american vessel. Quot wretches they did not to lion know that Jackson was president of the United they had not heard of new Orleans Arbuthnot and am Brister and the u. S. Bank. Quot Commodore Downes went out. His Cannon and bayonets struck the outlaws in their for All which glory be to Gen. Jackson. The currency is not ruined every substantial Fai Mer a nay Quot now show a Bright Silken purse through the interstices of which glimmers the yellow Gold. A Stream of Gold is now flowing with a steady current up the Mississippi. Eagles and half eagles Are As plenty As crows in a Cornfield. For this the country is indebted principally to myself. In Thomas hum log bombast a Benton unsealed this precious Fountain of Gold and sent it flowing and radiating to every Corner of the Union. For this and my warfare against tie Bank i expect to be made president after or. Van Buren s four years Are at an end. And now sir i finish the task which three years ago i imposed on myself. I then told you that the babe As it imbibed its Mother s milk should be taught to scream Quot expunge Quot a that the whole people would Rise and with one thundering cry i told you that a st Andrews Cross should be drawn Over the pernicious record and the period is now near when it is to be done and sir in Honor of the deed i propose introducing the Cross into our National Flag not sir As it is done by the antiquated nations of Europe As the Symbol of a Creed but As the glorious memento of sex purgation yes sir of sex Purga a a a Tion three years ago sir i set the Ball in motion which the people have taken up and rolled Forward till it Imp ends like an Avalanche Over the Constitution. Now let it fall and crush it. Let the Resolution of the Bank senators be expunged let the will of Andrew Jackson be Paramount let the Senate he reduced to a registry of his Imperial edicts. Waste no More time in palaver and talk. Have not i spoken have we not Hiren Here let the Black lines be drawn. Once More i say expunge expunge expunge. Judas dam to wonderful Effort of eloquence. I. Niles. wonderful judge. I could not produce a greater sensation myself. He has woke up or. Clay by his conclusion. conclusions Are always Fine. They Are generally All that i recollect of his speeches. See Van Buren slap his thigh and laugh. them laugh that win judge. He has Good cause. By the Way a Aua give us a touch of your eloquence. have a speech about me that i brought All the Way from Portland about this expunging business. Suppose t repeat it do judge you Don t know How i envied Clay s Nap j"8t now. . President. My go a Etleman from Maine. Dana a or. President and gentlemen of the jury a Maine is a maritime state bounded on the East and South by the Ocean on the North by the British provinces. On the West by new Hampshire and Canada. It is a maritime state surrounded on two sides by water. Bedford on to the records of the mighty dead and where will you find the equal to this what treasures of knowledge i augur the decision of posterity upon the deeds of general Jackson i would confidently predict that they would do him ample Justice. He is essentially the great Man of the age a Miracle a Marvel a Prodigy a Demi god. Though i have seen him but once yet my admiration for his transcendent talents his roman course his Achilles like magnanimity knows no , for what purpose have a a seat in this Hall for what did my constituents Send me Here sir Rives in an under tone a the honorable member from Maine asks in a tone of Earnest in Terrago Tion for what his constituents sent him Heve i cannot Tell him. answer is at my Tongue s end sir. They sent me Here to eulogize Gen. Jackson to Echo or. Benton to expunge sir yes sir to expunge correction i would ask of the honorable gentleman if he would not be More profitably engaged in redeeming a part of the territory of his state from the Possession of a foreign Power than in shouting Hosanna at the feet of the executive . President i have been instructed to expunge and will go the whole for a purgation. As i was saying sir . President i move that the Reading of the rest of the gentleman s speech be dispensed with and that it be Laid on the table. Miss motion seems to be carried by acclamation. It is a vote. Bombast is . President i now move that the Secretary proceed to draw the Black lines across the offensive Resolution. Miss motion is carried 19 to 23. Opposition senators leave the Hall unwilling to witness the work of desecration. A simultaneous Liss is heard from the gallery As the Secretary proceeds to the business of Exun bombast is , arrest the Bank ruffians drag them to execution bring them before our inquisition hang them or Garter them they Are emissaries of the Bank Midnight assassins sound the alarm Bell kill Burn slay Slaughter them the ruffians i see one the old fellow in spectacles i know him the biographer of Aaron Burr shakes his fist at him. Death and fury dare you laugh at me the great expunged will no one drag him Down before us lie is laughing just As he did when Webb insulted me before some ladies and i was afraid to resent the insult. Catch the old gentleman in specs. Twenty yellow boys for him dead or alive s death he is convulsed with laughter. Sergeant at arms Don t let the fellow in Black escape he has been hissing like a Boa Constrictor s a you have Irres cd Hijii. Bring him Down. Place him he Fox quivering Willi rage run a iian How Date you Hiss am no Ruffian sir though if i fitted myself to the con Pany i am in there is no knowing what i might be. If the Senate will hear my defence bom Bantes Stop his Mouth gag him throttle him sergeant at arms do your duty. claim the simple Justice to which every american citizen is entitled the Liberty of speaking in his defence before sentence of condemnation is passed upon him. Man who hisses at a purgation deserves no Justice. The will of the people is not to be scoffed at. I would have the culprit thrown from the top of the Capitol and his limbs Given to the dogs. is very Plain to my mind that hanging is too Good for him. i was Post master at Hartford the Senate give me a hearing. the Ruffian unless he will keep silent. What shall be done with him move that he be discharged for the present but that on a repetition of the offence he be Hung without Benefit of clergy. not hang him now but perhaps you Are Rig fit As we Are not quite sure that it was he who hissed but As for that Caitiff the spy in miss , i have to inform you that with Quot disgusting unanimity Quot you ate for the present released from Durance vile. But beware of a repetition of the offence. this is the Liberty for which Washington battled and Warren fell words Ruffian Well Brethren we have accomplished a Good Day s work. The task is done the record is effaced. The a purgation in Complete. s adjourn and have some Champaigne and oysters. , agreed Hurrah for Benton Down with the Constitution the expunged forever. Hurrah for the knights of the Black lines in the midst of the confusion which ensues the picture of Washington Breaks from its Frame and is swept away on the wings of the wind towards the Rocky mountains. The ghosts of Robespierre Danton and Marat enter and Danco around the retreating senators in High glee. Robespierre seizes the journal looks at the expunged Resolution and claps his hands. A cock crows and they vanish to the tune of the exp ungers March formerly known As the rogue s March. Curtain Falls in the midst of catcalls hisses groans and missiles thrown upon tie stage. following is an extract from the charge of recorder Bouvier to the grand jury of the mayor s court Philadelphia. It goes to show the lamentable effects of the omission of that part of education which enables a Nan to acquire a Trade by which he May obtain an honest livelihood. Let parents read and Ponder Well upon it. A a the source of evil is not confined merely to the want of Scivil learning and the Early cultivation of moral principles. Many of the info Stu Quot Nate criminals have been neglected in their Early youth by not being to amp Juht trades by which to make a livelihood. K my i on coming of age is thrown on the world without the Means of subsistence and without moral feelings is it astonishing that he shall commit offences against society and violate the Laws for the gratification of his passions and for his support the awful responsibility of his crimes rests morally on those whose duty it was to have taught him otherwise. The Best preventive is to teach youth the Means of obtaining a livelihood and enabling them to Supply by their own Industry what is necessary or for their Comfort. Here again experience comes to our help and manifests the truth of these observations. Of the two Hundred and seventeen prisoners committee to the Eastern Penitentiary last year sixty were bound out to serve till then a to one years of age and served out their time sixty others were bound and left their masters and ninety seven were never apprenticed., Connecticut state prison of six Hundred ipe Venty convicts not one could be found who could read and write was strictly temperate and allowed regular longevity among printers late French periodical contains tie following in Quot Quot Teresing calculations a in Twenty three printing offices in Paris there were noticed in each printers whose Ages ranged from 40 to 70 Yeats an aged master Printer asserted that he had known More than fifty compositors or Pressman who had passed the sixtieth year. Among thirty five persons engaged in one office one third ranged from 45 to 70 years of Printer who worked in an office a few years ago said there were out of 40 workmen 25 whose age ranged from 50 to 70. This office was appropriately termed i Primerie Des Bir bessieres or Quot the printing of fice of Gray there Are 17 printers now working in Paris of whom seven Are 70 years of of age one 80, and another 82. A Printer worked in the office of Didot the younger until his death when he was 86 years of age and another continued to work until the age of 84. Among the deaths in Paris in one year there were Twenty five printers whose Ages varied from 55 to 78 years and among the returns from the Hospital for the aged the Dealis of four printers were announced whose Ages respectively 64, 69, 75 and 78. _ internal improvements a Liberal spirit of Enterprise prevails in the West a having seen the message of gov. Noble to the legislature dated the 5 h of this month it excited a curiosity to see the course of intended improvements therein mentioned. The state of Indiana whose Constitution dates no further Back than the 29th june 181g, lately appropriated ten of dollars to make canals rail roads and Mcadam Zed roads on its own account with the two fold object of improving the state and creating a Revenue to its own use. It will certainly accomplish one of its objects and probably the other. This state is nearly an Oblong Square Between 38 and 42 n. Lat. Aud about 83 to 88 West Long perhaps 300 Miles Long and 200 wide having Ohio River on the South the Wabash River in part and the state of Illinois in part on the West the South end of Lake Michigan and the territory of Michigan on the North and Ohio state on the East. Illinois lies Between this state Indiana and the Mississippi River. It appears from this message How these ten millions Are to be used. The River Wabash the largest in the state rises in the North East Corner and runs s. W. Almost to the line of Illinois state then runs South and Falls into the Ohio at the Southwest Corner of the state. It is said Quot to run through one of the most Fertile regions of the Bradford s Atlas near the sources of the Wabash Are those of the Maumee which takes the opposite Corse crosses the line of Ohio and runs about 82 Miles a e. To the West end of Lake Erie the Wabash and Erie canal is intended to connect the Waters of Erie and the Ohio along the Banks of the Maumee and Wabash. The canal now in the process of making is 105 Miles in in Diana and 83 Miles in Ohio. Gov. Noble says 10 Miles Are completed 20 nearly so and 40 under contract and that Ohio is going on with equal pack. White River is the largest tri Lutary to the Wabash. It rises North East of Indianapolis the capital of the state which is nearly in its Centre Aud through which runs the National Road White a South West course passes by the Capitol and through a Beautiful Valley and Falls into the Wabash some forty Miles from its Central canal is intended to Bartch from the Wabash and Erie canal at a Point some where near fort Wayne lat. Between 41 and 42, and Long. 8. W. From Washington and port Logan which is about 40 Miles s. A. On the Wabash thence taking a South course to pass by in a Diana Polis and then South Wes Wardly along the White River Valley and uniting with the Wabash and Erie canal 110 Miles North of the Ohio. Its whole length including the 110 Niles common to it and the Wabash and Erie canal is 290 Miles. Of this 23 Miles near the capital the message says Are under contract. Gov. Noble anticipates great advantages even from this Small portion As it will furnish extensive water Power. From Terre haute on the Wabash and Erie canal lat. 89 and a half Long. 10. W. From Wash South East to Bloomfield is to be the Cross Cut canal to unite the first mentioned with the Central canal distance 40 Miles. Gov. A Speaks of Fine quarries and Coal mines along this route. A fourth canal is now making from Wayne county East of the Capitol commencing at the National Road and running to Lawrenceburg i South Ward on the Ohio distance 76 Miles. The message suggests that this canal is hereafter to be exp tended into the a sort hardly part of the state Quot and to unite with the canals before mentioned Quot quite to the Southend of Lake Michigan. Then As to the rail roads Indiana has already begun one running North West from Madison on the Ohio through Indianapolis to Lafayette on the Wabash length 160 Miles. This is called the Madison and Lafayette rail Road. Another rail Road is intended nearly parallel to Quot the former and about thirty Miles South Wessof it from new Albany on the Ohio opposite Louisville Ken to Crawfordsville on the Waba Ahi Quot or near it. This is caused the new Albany a Crawfordsville rail Road one Hundred and thirty eight Miles Long. From this same new Albany the is Mcadam Uwel Toad Parini oif w<w1rdly /. It

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