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RICHMOND, WAYNE COUNTY; INDIANA, SATURDAY, MAY IS, 1833. WHOLE NO. 123. Published every Saturday moraiag, TT P. . nOLLOWAT, f ' " Corner of Mais aad Wasaiagtoa street For the Richmond Palladia. THE PROSPECT BEFORE US. As the approaching Congressional election id a subject of much interest and importance to the people of this district, it become a matter of some consequence for them to deliberate and reflect as to the course which their interest would prompt them to pursue. In electing public agents, to discharge the duties of high and responsible out ces, every thing like personal feeling and individual predilections should be discarded from our minds; and we should act with an eye to the general good and the public welfare. Keeping this object in view, it is my intention brietiy to examine the situation of affairs in this district, in re lation to the congressional election, and also to notice the different gentle men who arc now placed before the people in the attitude of candidates for their suffrages. Gen. Jonathan McCarty, our late Representative in Congress is again before the people as a candidate, and as a matter of course his public con duct becomes a fair subject ofc discus sion. He has been for several years known as a ym and decided parti san of Ge"Jackson ; and it is well known that his success at the late elec tion was owing more to his party zeal, than to any. qualifications or merits which he possesses to discharge the du ties of the office to which he was elec ted. He has represented us two years, the most active part he appears to have taken in relation to any of the important measures before the House, was his opposition to the U nited states Bank, although it is well known that a large majority of his constituents iere in favour of re-chartering that institution. Rut it seems that Gen. JUcCarty not satisfied with votinga gainst the bill to re-charter the Bank, at the last session voted ia favour of declaring it an unsafe deposit for the public money. The question , of the re-charter of this institution will doubt less be presented the next Congress for its determination, and it therefore becomes important for the people of thi district to elect an individual who will represent their true wishes. It is a fact of which every individual must be aware, that a majority of the voter of this district are opposed to the re elect ioo of Gen. McCarty; and that his friends only hope for his success by producing a division among his oppo nents. There is in the district a ma jority of about fifteen hundred Nation al Republicans, ana u tney snouia act in concert their efforts must be suc cessful. In . opposition to Gen. McCarty there is already in the field two can didates who are both National Re puclicans, Jan.-s Rariden Esq. of this county, and Oliver H. Smith Esq. of! Fayette coa-.ty. Air. ttariden has re sided many years in this county, which hi- It'H frequently represented in the State Legislature. He possesses tal ents ot a respectable order an J has ac-quirt-d some reputation as a lawyer, ahuougn it is well known that his ha bits are not of that industrious kind which make the roan of business. ' Air. &niith is well kiown in every pait ot the district, which he has re presented in Congress two years with credit to himself and benefit to tiie the people. When Mr. Smith was a can didate a second time, Judge Test be came a candidate and also Gen. McCar ty. Finding at thai time, that should he and Judge Test both continue in the held, the wishesof a majority ot the; people of the district would be frustra ted by the election of Gen. McCarty; he magnanimously declined standing a pod, in order that the National Re publicans might have it in their power to elect an individual whose views coincided with their own. At the next election, two years ago, Judge lest agam became a candidal aad continued m the field when he abandoned nil hopes of success. the most desperate exe tions ,6n his part and some of his friends a suffi ciency of votes was diverted fr Smith to elect Gen. McCarty question is now presented to t pie for their consideration, w1 they will again elect an indittidt Y7hohas disregarded their wtshesNnd pursue! a coarse adverse to mcir best interests. The "remark l Te commonly made that either Mr. Rari den or Mr. Smith could succeed over -Gen. McCarty if they should run tin gle handed against him. It is also tit -ugM b many that should ther both lKh ted. ran Gen. McCartv' will be elc-c trfdj 'By This however I think is by no means probable. If those who are. opposed to Gen. McCarty's election wiU act in concert, he cannot be elected. Such being the situation of affairs, it becomes a matter of some consequence for me national Kepablicans to deter mine which of the two individuals, Mr. RarideD, or Mr. Smith it is their in terest to support. In relation to this matter 1 will make a few remarks, the truth of which I submit to the candid consideration of the people. It is well known to all, that Mr. Smith from his long acquaintance among the people of this district, his high standing as a Lawyer, his industrious and perserv ing habits, and from two years active service as a member of Congress, en joys in a high degree the confidence and esteem of the people. And when we reflect too that for a number of years he has taken the most decided and active course to sustain the Na tional Republican cause, and that the bitterness of feeling manifested to wards him by many of the supporters of Gen. Jackson, was occasioned by his efforts to sustain that cause, who can doubt for a moment, that the friends of tnat cause will unite on him more readily than upon any other in dividual? And indeed I would ask whether it would be right, that he should be permitted by the friends of tfr. Clay to suffer for his very zeal in their behalf. Attempts will doubtless be made to excite a local feeling in favour of Mr. Rariden, and to induce the people of VV ayne to support him on the ground of his being a citizen of the county. J think however that a moments reflec tion will satisfy any individual that a question of this kind should have no in fluence upon him in giving his vote. It is not likely that there will be pre sented to the next Congress a.iy local question involving the interest of the eopIe of this county, more than of oth ers in the district. The question upon which our Representative will be cah led to act. will be such as must be im portant to the people in every part of the country. And evensupposmg that the local interests of the county of Wayne should be involved in some question which may be presented to the next Congress; we have every rea son to believe that Mr. Smith would adhere to our interests with as much integrity and as much firmness as Mr, Rariden would. It will be recollect ed that when Mr. Smith was in Con gress before, the National road, which now runs through our county, was not permanently located, and yet he al though a citizen of the county of Fay ette, used every exertion to have it cut out and opened on its present loca tion. Ifhe would have been govern ed by local feelings, why did he not at that time endeavour to have its loca tion changed so to carry it through his owl couiity? The reason is obvious. Because he wished to discharge his duty to the public impartially without regard to sectional feeling. fler suggesting there that it must be appa rent to every individual who is acquain ted throughout the district, that Mr. Rariden has no prospect of success; and that the question must ho nloae between Mr. Smith and Gen. McCar ty, I would say to those who are op posed to Gen. McCarty's election, that by concentrating your efforts on one in dividual you may elect a man whose views and principles coincide with your own, and who will represent your true wishes. These remarks arc made from no unkind feeling towards Mr. Rariden, whom I respect and esteem, but from a consciousness tnat at this time it is impossible far him to succeed, and that his friends are hazirding his and their own interests by attempting to elect him at this time. The present are times when every friend to his country should fpeak fearlessly and indepen dently and the people should look well to tneir interests. . P. For the Richmond Palladium. HOOSUER HISTORY. The famous reception that the part ofi our "History aad "reflections thereon met with from the public, induced us to hasten for the press aa "exhibit,"" of the tour days in detail mat ia our nisiorj a,vdreflections wc passed over with a hop, step ana jump, vo.mnu.uoa iron jphi;rwrhicieph3tlts constituted, ap lJlst number of the Richmond Pallaoi-i -nttH i . ' hv the fr-an eommittee . d . . r .i ! um, where we refer our readers for a more judgmatical headin; 1 cst moentus? are thev going to tB5 ima formally set out again. Enoi id. u, Lhth day. ig men us, ai.cr rtablo lining for ths inside ofon? we mounted mr jc ourseon t-wanl- honie; elated atiS;'- - re rcsrin, K" once VX' fatigue of the journey was greatly allevi-' the better 'direction? the boy told the ated by the anticipation of ihegWious truth. Hook fairly foaiued, jumped Jua reception we would there meet. ' Yea, Crow, and swallowed the ..tnxly? of one verily, (3rd month 8tb5) we have been tojof the boy's onions whole, he got in a per- tbe wall of the world, aad what we have seen, and beard, and done, and our "re flections'1 thereon, will furnish matter of astonishment and admiration to all who shall ever see or bear the relation thereof. Should we only live to reach home and write our history, immortality is ours "sure as a gun,'" for since the day that our old Grandfather Adam "with his pug turned up iwse,' first scented earth- ly air did any man ever make such a trip. Only think on it, "the honor such a "kindness" of the good "Committee," the "scourges, the "stratagems1 we made,! the "dog we seen," the "resections' we had on the manner of crossing the Ohio river, 'the short tailed horse we teought of Charley 0Harra,""Shaplc j O wen, &. "Big Rackoon," the ferry men, the lad chopping at the SugajfSree with a axe with a black handle, his toothing song, all, all, sure never was the like before never will be the like again. , Let fools talk of the "Histories," of Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, Blacky Hawk, pshaw, nonsense, downright fSsensc, perfect ftofery; did they eve see 4,our spotted dc!r," or -lad chopping at the Sugar tree V X ! never, not one breath of it. Did they or either of them ever receive any rf the "precious," "sweet' "Committee's lioino Shinersf Not one tip of it. No, their "altercations fiery souls, were ut ter strangers to these things. Thev done nothing but light, and the "dear," "res pectable Committee" dont approve of that. Their lives were made up of 'broils, altercatious and misadventures," Cx-sar, Alexander, iNapoleon, Black Hawk, (and we'll throw Gen. Jackson into the bargain) saw nut what we saw, done not what we have done, heard not what we have heard about the "ioy and the sugar tree," and "our reflections," ave there's the rub, tho "light of our scorching reflections, never shown with borrowed lustre thro' vitrious tectums upon theiropaque bodies. "II ii-.rjs," "Tom Thumb," "Gullivers Travel's," "Miss Porter's Scottish Chiefs,' and all the "circumstances connected ith Wallace's Tree," will all be gone, ah! one to the tomb of the Capulets ere our names and our "broad visaged,1 "sharp featured," "titrious tectum travels shall approach within hn even of the zenith of their fame. Thus diil we quere with immortalit-, when all ;t once what the face of the earth should appear ahead but a boy "with a turned up nose," and "corners to his mouth," "huge buttons," and no "beaver," at all oa tho "side," or any other part of "nis neau, not even a ra.-n-.eaver, s the boys call 'em;) on a horse with a tail, sitting on a bag "like a sentinel on a watca tower, exercising a supervision over us," away went in an mstint our cas tles in the air, all our "reflections," van ished in an instant, "like the baseless fa bric of a vision and left not a wretch be bin J." What's to be done? O ir first im pression was to rake (what's vulgarly cal led) the "-hute," Mid let the supervisor reurn "uoncst momcntusf as "the profes sion" wuld say, which in plain English means " not found." Mr. Sutherland h id recourse to our instructions from the "Committee," and also our executed "jug gling" "power of attorney ," (lie r An read.) Bu; in dismay he iifi rmed Mr. Hook that t-nonest moenlus" therein, about taking the "shate" either expressed or implied; this we ooth Attributed to the phrase sounding a la militatre. "This is a 'col iectral' diiemmn, plainly exioited to me," said Mr. IIook,(scracthing his head and looking wise like the la wyers when they re at a loss, and want honest folks to think "thev ken a abootit,) A lien "like a rush light," scorching his bosom," beam-jgul nigger iawver? Nl! W.isit Harris? ed an idea upon his unaccountable soul.; No! Archey? No! you'd never guess till have it," said he, "make stratagtims to; the day after eternity. Then we'll t.;ll him no longer seem the negro's friend you wh at it was; it was a Terrapin (some abandon open inquiry assume a new jeall them Tarpmes, but we say Terr-a-dress which 1 am sure nevei fitted you -pin.) Yes, a Terr-a-pin, and it had a even in Kentuck where it is daily worn sally forth in your new garb and talk much about the slave market of this infer nal traffic" but mind Sutherland, talk in a suppiisa' voice, be 4fblol to a bar gain don't purchase. I take that boy for a tiorper. Mr. fcutncrland inquired,; 'Does oar instructions from the inestima-lthat) blc committee authorise us to talk in a deep biucish red,and ifs"eye" bloodshot, supprise voice, and lie or seem to lie." j (no member of the Temperance society. "Never mind," said Hook, ugo it Jfrry.'ld f look.) its back speckled, unique and we'll talk about that when we get home." j picturesque in its whole appearance, and No sooner said taan done. "Boy, quoth; Sutherland, "Have you gotany little nig gers to sell f "No, said Monday, ! got ingias." "No tricks upon ttavellers,", responded Sutherland, "stand boy, if you stir one inch I'il eat you up instantly, bag, horse and all, for my supper; dt you . . l f no, ,heref.re!kn?.' seC how well he carries his head n, inorm vy we are Grand-moving-She's j,, .a.r.:. .Kr..vftk-.ot toffiiendsin the vererecf whits water fneet- - . . - noop Ahv M . - t.uln.ntp1 intn -trrnalhon- I 7 . ( - dage,Hook I say scourge into that bagj" "Thunder, said the Hoosheroon to vou and Archy Murphy too, that ars bag has'nt got nothing in it but logins mother seaden till "the store." Owing " to some unknown cause or other unknown to vis,'" and contrary to all "externa! evidence or feet fury at finding poor. Innocent Archey thusfashethoahtiipthrousbhisfinn-crs.'inow the reasoti whvf "ranted, vrr!I Monday (as Hook tho'lght) making the? then 111 tell you; you look like a grand- onions the "scape goaf." Then we eved each other, shook uar heads, (our insti-uc- nons and power "attorney, authorising j that, n gain, from your travelling "gate I no altercations) ana "deeply exercised" ;pres;m;e yoa have not very lately Iveti in we departed. Dumb foundered, silent asjivuon, neither have F, ami from the "o.x the grave, we journeyed on. Hook first Ucrnal evidence. of vour ehapc.Mr. Ter- broke silence: "alia burlesque ortici?,apia I eatertaia ttrong doubts ot" you. said he, "1 pried into the private matters '.ever having hugged a Scotch tailor, j of that bag, but it would'ut take, the on-j neither have 1, and 1 presume you are h lions ou may dipend on't were the scape int'en-an Terapin. tiad .herd not . with goat in this prinunaryP At this juncture we were furiously assailed by a little puppy cog with an "irritable wrinkled oJcr, so do I. T coalu sir, carrv out th. proboscis," but a friend on wlini timeiniiiitude in argument "ad irsHnitutn." had heavily lain his band, tottered forth' that isir, ss yoy may not be ncquairsivd and having first eyed ns closely' turned j with the L.at:n tonse. "ihree days afutr to the dog and spake "peace Abner be the resurrect ion." Jo let us be i"iien;!. still, cease vour puny Bow-wows put jthc world, as uncle Toby paid to lHe tfv, your tail between your hind legs, and j is wide enough for thee and I. Enough; sneak round to the back of the house, I for brevitv is the soul of wit. but hatkk silly thing, thou art barking up the wrongj"de plainttd'in this? action have deprives tree; these 1 discover are two grand philosophical Elephants that have been to the wall of the world. Then turning to us he said enter mine house and tarry with me until the morning, even Ele phant must have rest. We had this day travelled 40 miles, and seeing the vete ran was one of infinite wisdom and dis cernment, we done as he requested. 9th day. All equipped to start, our host told his family and hi neighbors (he had man- collected to see us) to t ike a la.-t look at the "great travellers' -'scourgers,' and stratagem makers," informing them that the like would never be seen by 'heir eyes ajjain. "Humane men,, said he, 'grand tectum travelle rs, adven turers," Lordly heras, "ileralJers and caloptrical Kcrioblers," who extend a protecting arm away from "the eternal tow n of Itichmor.d in the vicinity of the city of Centrevillc; all in the IITL .1.1 line water blessed are your eyes tuat,er jjut h Pcmcd to a?k ,JS to uL.x... iney nave seen ineso proaigies scan) tiieir broad visage?!," and hand their aone4rances down to comma gene rations, "wc saluted tacm all witb beau teous smiles into their very faces ; squeez ed their hands and left them with their mouths staring wide open. "Hook," said Sutherland, "who'd have expected such glory". I started on this tour, not because "I seen the vast inter est that the Society ofFriends took on this occasion;" neither did I advise with "gog gle" nor Matthew I). Springer, cither oa the probable popularity of this trip, but through motives of humanity j but I truly thankful to the (Jommittee for thcL kin.iness to us; we will be. yea even one children's children will be immortalized, this a'nt a patching, a priming to what we'll receive from thesocietv of Friends; they'll place our families names on their minuto book. Hook I say we're eterner ized. Yes indeed, quoth ilook, and we ought to be, who lcsi:;e us would have ex tended this protecting arm; true, the so- ciety ofFriends havegencrously paid our lU fillip XU. kls j expenses, ana will pay us lor our labour i ana time could I ing, crv "society u- tr ui V n i asa we're (iRKAT MH ;ell, well, res ponded Sutherland, there's nothing like making the best of a thing, but will the society be thus gulled. P-.haw!said Hook, away with your misgivings, try 'era, we trill be great men. At this moment we seen now in the name of wonder reader, what did we see? Was it an alli gator? No! was the self st vied great mo- pug turned up nose," and "clobber,"" streaming from its mouthdike like what now? .Why, "a cacc up to its chin, "and f ur legs(not four fore leg?) but two on each side, near behind and uear before, a fdorious shape for "fashionable tights,' it hail two little grey eves (in iu head mind b it no "tectum"," i s cheeks were a in saort very unlike the Ter-a-pm ot In diana. In troth it was a wonderful "crea-4- ture,?' and he travellrd.net very swiff, tssf true, (we are true Historians),Tut it did'n! j trfkvai filr thA Tor..ninu eif I v r 1 1 '1 I SK1I mrrfutnA bin, Hrtr.V . anrfi' u we wisu u more man we exrer.t lh truck, a-irf tlrv nn nfrH lave mide at home, but that's noth-(i:.tra;jt as a iec-line," toward Ccn- "Humanitv. ' "nrotectniff arm." U :n ii. ..;? ot friends,' (and no distinction !mnrtiinn c tn ' ... nfZ u;m h,tf I ov, i,- n!terr.a-iIock" "a youngling eandy' of a Ter-a-pin.i I'd like to see a "l eaver on one smc of Sn' i v ,f9 . i - ; . -t. hrdTis with huge buttons."' No! no! said Stth - erlind. when I go a cat mg 1 go Ithea got down And tied hi hore tt the ad," and a "rnfil-,; shirt on him with a -r.ily opened hi month iatlt2rinu' --east pin in it "and a "bioad tiilerl coitisaidhe I a-nnrd.iick but I anid'.strcf.-- I don't take Terapins, had 1 came a tera- jcct ia this grar.u-travf 1 was hcrr-r : - pining I'd glory in surroaadmg him, but! RJ gory alocc, Sulheriand wc- ;u- I came after Archey and I wu-t take ter-j j men we afC t apios. Well ,uoth rik. lh we are w worth its weight in gold, wSied expect- , , J, . ,,-.2 ; a u a :.. Z.l .r ..i f t.t plnhaophxc elephants. tra'.dlu'Jr eh- jfOTce,and,niaghirn3eIfiBa ppe-.kiRgjan we imer.o writing ie samp nan postute, (much like a lawyer we cotill name,) as though the terapin were a jury of freeeoklers, approached hici and this i Isis argument. llenvgeatleman terapie, vou look like me aad may-be vou want to traveller and so do I. Hem' and further you look like mahogany and I work at Uack terapins, but on the contrary . eo.n- (fine year ramble tn tersplns of vourowa ns of one of our most maines witnesses Mind that in your grand tra'ciling. Good, bravo, vociferated SatherlanJ. Hook where did jou learn latin and law I Hush! Hush! says Hook, I'm only quiz zing him. Q-iiszir-g him, responded Suth erland, I eaJI that good, a caution cf u speech, if yoj call that a quiz, you h.ir! better follow quizzing altogether; you'd make more clear money at it than making mahogany chins and shaving?, its a bei ter speech and the action better suited to the word than any speech 1 ever heard a: the bar in ou r county 11m k read law :ns more week, and then boom oat. f -ii pui that speech ia my, daily journal, for th.? LcneSt of tlta Cinnnaittee. Cvrtaird". said Hook, that's what I made i: for. , The Terapin elated with' the com plL'i'.fnt of lawyer' speech (as tin: ity ot thejiool thought) head and tail up took one verge ot.eljCj of tilt- roud and we took the oth- cu?c haste,"' in iuniand tlook - observ ed "if this Tarnpin was taken to Itich mond placed on Harris's trail ;u.d hh life ci!?urcd TO'J years hod never catch ISarri?, ijevcrtheltss his body is w ii j roped ifhe don't travel swift ti; tiaveis verj sure." A pause to col lect ouridt:ts titcn "what hi the name of wonder," says Hook, will we sc next," "all all," replies Sutherland "is new and wonderful to me, ; he wonder maker only knows whatucxt.' Arrived at tha bouse cf Coonrod Hains w iJtii til night (39 miles) of this lanii.y .X-Jay no good and wcrwontsay Yfcnrm. Teiith day, nothing very remarka ble cccured this day and as prudeace is the tetter part of valour where we staid this n:gtit and how we fared is no ones business. -Hut not desirous of being over nice as "a collected matter we will slate," we called to see , the w r4 black and white dog, but sir, "iioneat moentu?. no symptom of him was here action on the case against him for false imprisonment," have him "af bached in his body and goods." but wcreileci ed," and then feared before service of the same he'd get into the hands of the self styled r.igger lawyer, and; should that unfortunately be the case, we well knew hew aa cold meat" to u;. This man his 'friendVsays lias read Black stone's commentaries though, frcra end to end, and that if he once fairly gets the"forceps?rfiis mind againsta plain nete of hand, th very old Devil h:m self could not collect it. They call kim a "grand nigger catcher" a "mov ing elephant of greatness," a "breaker down," a ".user up4' of other lawyers, a fair Canihal king of liw. s Enough said, we'll "compromUc," "Quaker money come? light," "wc'JI give him sixty dollars." IVhatfir? So matter for what, or for any thing orm!, we'll take certificates" from Col. Strqihcr, and the dogs lawyer, alls' right topeo ple that ant "alteicatious," they'll ask no quetion,"conQpronsise," sounds well to people who will not contend run dog, "compromise,"' compromise, is the go. Ulevenlli day, nca ring home, on the road. "Hook" says Sutherland. why C TOU tck? Aor Said therj" said Sutherland .'what ,'' the name of Grand -travelling istii matter with you; year face is as long as raj arm Hook wila great solem- jeij. I hare urcatneJa nreara -tna ! c- " l iieviiie. me vuizar taninc cairn, onr a estmg, tresses rr.f. loa well knew our t-