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Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - August 31, 1838, Bloomington, Indiana
We san Iron rom Tsios Miil Tjw Weir by ski Uziro. Toni. , Frida if Autt St is i8s8. A a. So. Edited and published every Friday by m. L. Deal. Office on main Cross Street first door West of maj. s. Terms. Two dollars in Advance no fifty in six Moi the and three at the end of tie \ ear. No paper will to unti All arrearage Are Aid up. A advertisements of ten lines or less will be published three weeks t or one Dollar and 25 cents for each additional insertion. All advertisements it sibe Lua rued with tie number of insertions or Thuv be cited till forbid and charged accordingly. Til Cash must Iivari Wibly re Corpany advertisements lion a dist Ince or Ali y will not receive attention. All letters and Addre Beed to the editor must to free of Potap a. No variation whatever need be Cut acted from Lipf of turnip. List of agents. The following Nio Levi tested and authorized to act agents to Leccie Job work 1 Vert icing amp re. And or copt for the same. Thomas c. Johnson up Cnorr. La. H. H. Tii Koor Mill ii voc la. ii. Ii Vii i Joplin Green to. John Parr Pipilo ii i . We. Ieropes j. Cock Lis la. K g. Way Ian m Irminia urfa . A. 1ja<.vli s Quot i w Al Ciny la. J. S. In Vin Loky. A Quot Eok a May co. La. We. S. To , Nasli Villo a. Or. I. R. , Fra i Foit i. Iret tir Amle la. Glik it a g. 1i i , Indiana. Iio in ugly a ii a Cly to n i in it to Picc cd Frie Rul. Or. Ill in. Luto a Vii Umili of mount Juopo Colle ,i. Lor ,.u to publish the follow Omi idiot from a to finial of a Lour through Tho a Esi Jii Tiu airy. I Hope the Milito journal will soon be Given of Ilio Puu Liiv a or. Hall is a Gen to Oman off Reat in so icing judicious it lib a i observer of men amp things w Lulu nos Lianbih and such i Pic and elevated moral Sonti its As will Fiaalii y him to enlighten a lie m a on to i cipro a ii and to gratify the task fat Fhi o Lii i of his Jiu wors of description we in Fil May ii thing to Trio c who will peruse account of one of t or most wont i Ful Jirou Lions in f r a . A Christian Sia of Quot m on. Mammoth cavi. Tue 28rh, 18.37. Con Menf d my i Ido from roil tavern on horse Buck at five o clock this morning with the in Teulon to to ii pc and Lake breakfast Al seven it is now . I i distance is seven Miles All Iho Wuyu excepting two or Thiec Dois of half Cleur a a land and n Loir dwelling through a perfect Wil do Ruiess Cut a Ltd Liichi Filic Spain re Blackjack Otis bin Rcd by inc Sicri Lity of Ilie soil Over which Titov Are Vii Teri d. J la Road was nothing hut a Livorsi p to a kept by Means of marked ticks. A col quoted boy at his i a bidding a i two min a. Ail Ilicin sail Quot ill go bad Sil now in Jia is Plai i if you to k Well to the blazed ticks you can t get wrong. Blazed , said i Liniai is a new Oid or rallies a use to it which my tars Haxo not Bei ii acc Kislomed a hat in Irean boy Quot Iliili Caius blazed Hir 1 own t know Noi Bing Moie about it. J Lio Trees Are a a a a bul you must look docs it mean marked Quot highly near lie l my and i moved ahead guid is Vivo mils Arllier and then Iier chalice i an old won an and Dali glitter of the i Hio Pian stack of a Jium i enquired the Way to the Moti Moth Cave. You can i ii Sii for a Heap of Sirni Geis Werc along Here last list 1 mis it it. Thucie air r. Ii Cro a Ailis and they of have til til blazed 11 pcs. 1 to it one i f ilium i know not w Heio of by v Ali m a lir i so i have been wander ing about Liu a Loi Lam in this Lone Forest a Mii Long by amid Ilie i to illness of Tho Tomb a or a Siil is bit Ken it m w an Ltd ten ii by the Soi ii sol Ilie Tui Lac Ilove i Nativo of these . I of no living ii Iuie Sao four or Fitti Noii 11 oils a a / by Ziuni a Iba Uip Cious i a Vord Bird Ibal winged Sivc Nuci a h feeds amp Gormn Dizes on i ii id Ile it i. D inc to punic amp orc naive in is of n an the i Elu / it iils Bis Aiuto. Tho Cave Llo Imp is one of commonest of one Story flamed dwt in out of repair and Occi i in d by a my. B a Luibil w to Liow s he Cave i d i codes v. a Lew gods of its Cuti Anee. This duly Vas lady Eoin d by a or. A a Vood. J Lii rave and Incon jul g fun Ilieen Hundred Sifii-t-�?01. inc Moi Horibe cavi it is Iulo lilo sign to ii1 of Ltd to 111 Erit of Tho Pati Tarih y\bial.in,a a f. A air of Ledelphia. Ilo Here ran red on d icing Ilic later and May it lie the jail a our co Unity and great Uinn that Unna uial War Ofa Jaup Hier a Gaius her Mother he a Munitic Urc of the Nitro of , or Tuu Petre and uitime it a profitable business. No less a , i am told than three or four Hundred the Kond pounds were produced annually. Limner or Raiher breakfast is prepaid. As soon is Vilusi important Liali 1� duly discussed 1 Llull come Mei by us Joung lean w is Lobo my Cicerone and Munior is providing iwo lamps Ono for Inch of us a Small tin Kellie Lillord with lard or Greece to feed them w Illi n time bar of Witk and several Luciferii l How. p. M. Ail la jigs my Cady to made our descent first pm Niode Hetely Deli vicious Plain and then by a flight of Stoi it i into the new fill in Biel Vaneous aby�8. At the ent Ninci to ��1%, in ruinous condition Iron Kollus purim leeching Vlessis Aqueduct Pii a. Crysie living troughs jic., Iho Renkins of a he old my it etry it Turki. 1 let of has for a Nuin Bei a femurs i a a a he spa ii Jed Noi a Ceatise the Nillus a to ii with which i Heeve oids is Egbu used to it us Impi iut a ill these pm Elul Lii its ill Niisato of Piui a m i it Rio to but it Couzo lie Luc Alively manufactured. This article you Are aware is an essential ingredient in the composition of gun powder. It was made Heie at a very Early period in the settlement of the country but How Early i do not the Means of asserting. And Here let me remark that this huge hollow is by the hindi Craft of nature wrought out in Coni Puci Limestone in which i observed but few distinct remains impression or organised subscription. We entered the main Cuve it two of Loek p. M and proceeded in it in a tolerable direct course two the Temple passing on the Way tin a Narrows Quot the Quot first hoppers Quot the a Church where when the Nitro makers where Here then was preaching Quot the Quot Well Cave Quot in it "0.x-trough,&Quot the Quot steam boat Quot the Quot Salt room Quot where Epsom and other salts Are Chrystal Zed of the Walls the Quot us Vil a looking Glass Quot the Quot Cuba acts Quot which Are two streams of water issuing from holes in the ceiling about As Large As a Hogshead after a heavy rain the noise of the water pouring into the abyss below is heard at a distance in i rolling sound like Thunder. The Temple is in in Mense a Arimont in which you might place ill tin houses in Lacault Row and it would not l e half Ful its floor was formerly Suid to include eight suk5rl Cial acres. Lee it Narrows it Dow. To two acres. His estimate it Aji pears to me is to is however higher and Moie Cape beyond doubt than any other subterranean room i our own. Or 111 and of her country. In the Centiu Thereisa hug Quot pyramidal Heap of fragment rocks Tho debris a of the lofty vault Urive. To. Guide clambered up and placed his lamp on its pin iracle. Krum that he Valeo position it sent Forth i Rya. In nil dire is. a though Diml the whole enclosed Siree and gave me a Good i of its vast magnitude. The won Ders of nature How great v multiform How Hgt founding i Liere Are reported to let a indie Liao i Lind red Sparli Zienis , in tin overgrown undid ground mansion. The i Emple i far the most spacious but you must to not under it i that it is built in the remotest exl remily of the Cave it is not so. I he opening runs ii Kite than a qua ter of a mile beyond it. Hut euros ii did not posess Power Sutlic enl to impel my Woin out corp any father. Riu Meare branches innumerable As ing off in All directions from the principal Cave some of which Aie More than a mile in extent. None of these branches Are nameless but w Hen they were Chris Tenel or by whom i know not. One of them the Quot solitary Cave Quot we explored. Its Entrance is Low. We were obliged Lor a he distance of five or six Yards to become quadrupeds. That passed we raised our crouched frames and stalked along As men erect and might have done so had we been ten Leet taller. The ceiling and Walls Are bleached looked As if they had lec enily been . Uleie Loo every object has its a it it elation. You be the Quot Coral grave Branch Quot Alexander s pit Quot Quot web it or a Kettle Quot Quot Tecumseh s grave Quot it. We pack ceded Onward More than half a mile without encountering any thing remarkable. I his brought us to Tho Quot fairy Grotto Quot a soil Emidid Grove and Stull Mitus of All sizes shapes and Ages. The sound of the drops of water Ever amp anon falling on the floor splash splash splash comes to the ear hollow and solemn. The work goes on briskly amid the darkness Ofa double Midnight. I he Light of Tho lamps shows All the gradations of the process of formation from the Nas cent protuberance swelling and trembling on the Wall above and the Maxillary Bubble just begin ing to Rise from below to Tho full grown pillar a that is to the perfect Union of Tho stalactite and stalagmite in Tho form of a Complete Cylinder. W hat is there not in this admirable workshop Here uie Superb pillars fluted and Plain with elegant cornices and pedestals in All the architectural orders Alabaster fire places of every fashion urns vases of snowy delicacy a Range of White curtains seemingly thrown gracefully around a Piagni Ficini pulpit like images resembling piggies sitting in Marble chairs and whatever Feltio the most fruitful imagination can drum up. But it is Idle to write. I o a i cd you must yourself ser. Many of the tall Pilli s Are half a Yard in diameter and of the up esl White calcareous anal master capable of beg w Rought into candlesticks Suir boxes and numerous Oiler article of ornament and use. After loading the guide and myself with specimens of the productions of his won Lei Ful Giotto we made our re tical to the main Cave. Here my lamp in consequence of Tho Oil being cd Haubiel we it out. W Hai would y of do Suid i to la it guide i yours were Loix i Ould you Lind your Way to Tho Duy lib lit &Quot.no,"he replied Quot would Biol venture to Aii empt it for fear i should break my k in tumbling Over the piles of rocks which have Tome Dow n from i Hitoji or full into some of the holes w Inch Are met with in Thi it Long passage. My Wisest course would Bolo remain where Lam ill the people of the House alarmed at any Long Abi Ienco should to Zekich for new with a Light indeed an imprisonment in this Quot Hig dark grave Quot is a thing i would by no Means covet i would be More dismal if Gissible than confinement in a cell of the Bastile. We were in fact in some danger or falling into such a dilemma for my Coni Panion a in twice was nearly Burnt out the Liht grew dim and we were obliged to add new celerity tour wearied step. We reached the outlet at precisely eight in the evening having passed six hours in our subterranean wanderings. The air in the Cave was Cool and Agi Reahle but it it a coining out and suddenly plunging into the heated Atiim sphere of the oui i Woi id. I Felt for a few Ino Zienta no slight degree of debility and Exon Matiun. I have touched on Only a few a miss arts those perhaps not like most shall and the Falls of Niagara a one of ood a mightiest works. Shall i compare it with any thing Ofa similar description which we have seen on the other Side of the at anti t with the Grotto of Neptune or of Sibyl at Tivoli or with any of Virgil s italian machinery. No of Parison can be instituted. I Seak you Are aware from personal knowledge. Fou Seta de on the Opo it site Hank of the Anio have seen me Clumber up from the noisy Waters below to the Entrance of the far famed Grotto of Neptune which i leisurely explored. In mgt inf of capacious less it is Litile More than the cellar of a Large hotel. I hat of the Tiburtino Sibyl is still smaller. In leed every Caver ii which i have Ever seen if place cd alongside of this would dwindle into in signify a Ance. A a that we had n Virgil an Superior to the Dantuano Bard As our , and Rivers and Moun Ivins those which to has celebrated in in Portal song i will add that i was deceived in certain Purtic Dars by the published reports of previous visitors Ega iding this mighty excavation. In the first ice its extent Vastas it is is much less than Ilad been led to suppose. Ii has been represented a a be fifteen Miles in length. This is wide from the ugh. The farthest Point from Mouth is in and Une fourth Miles and eighty feet according ii a a measurement of the civil Engineer or. De Kard f. Lee from whose decks there lies no a Eal. I rom the name source i learn that the i of All of the i unties with that of the main Stock yes not exceed eight Miles. In the second place i has been stated that visitors sometimes traverse lie Mammoth Cave on to Obuek i he thing is . No horse the guide assures Nie was ver in the Cave. It would be dirt cull to get him a it i on account of the steepness of the debt Cut and vere he there travelling a cite Val would be ,e.\cept Here and there and that for a Short ii shiite ill con Seq Nee of the huge piles of rocks v High obstruct and bar up the against All t it pedestrian . It would Leo far easier for lie horse to mount to the top of St. Petriv on the a radial flight of Stone Steps with which that Mug ii Iceni edifice is Fiorni hed. It is True that oxen it Veie Vav. Red acid Kepi in the first half mile from lie eaves Mouth. During the continuance of the Suli Jietre operations the Cave is a unhealthy ill proof of its general dryness it will be suf Licie it to remark that 1 set on Are pieces of Cane and other vegetable substances w hich it is believed have been their four or five centuries and were conveyed thither by the indians and the combus Tian was found o be speedy and vivid. The guide s fee was one Dollar. The work of the Day is now done and i shall have i have no doubt that soundness of sleep which bodily and toil ordinarily impart. Nans no Olivis i by of Nih wonder of Nainie As a whole i Ahall not ati Empi a ii. I would fall infinitely Pielow the Era i a. I had Mileard and heard much about it Long since but the half Iho Quarter was not told me. Ii. A Ines. Its lofty a iches it ii Iem reach into the Igisom Olih solid pm in 11��. It is like mount of the leading whig Mem hers of on Giess and Oiher Public and Pio Mineni men of Ohio having been denounced As Quot whig lord Lings Quot by the Treasury papers of hat state one of the a Hig editors has answered the libel in a manner equally summary and satisfactory. We make an extract from the reply because Tho article is is Well adapted to Ilijus Nisi Idian Aslo that of Ohio a the w his Here and elsewhere being almost invariably the architects of their own Frontier. Comte racial Adier. Iser. Quot now who Are the leading a his of Ohio. With scarcely a solitary exception they were obscure boys born amid want and thrown upon the world in Early life to struggle Onward and upward by themselves. Such Weie , Ewing Vanoe Morrow Corwin and a Host of the distinguished men of the state. True general Harrison s birth was Quot illustrious Quot a he was the son Ofa signer of the declaration and he was aided by his friends in acquiring an education. But Here the appliances of wealth ceased. With his Knapsack on his Back a youth a i teens he crossed the alleghenies sought the Camp of Wayne and from that hour to the present a bared he danger and partook of the hardship of a filmier life. W Hai a Loid Ling he thine is Thomas Kwing whom the to High of Ohio Delight to Honor he is the son Ofa poor tavern keeper residing in an adjoining country. In his youth he did the honors of the stable uniting the occupation of the Hostler and the servant Foi Many an intellectual Power within he fancied thai he was fashioned to move in a High Troili t de e mining to posse a himself of Quot the Power of he Lell Home for the Kanawha Salt works where to chop red Wood Foi Money do i in As much in Ruie Day As men usually do in three. From the Salt works to the Halls of learning hence by rapid St 1 idea to the Senate chamber what hireling Quot then there is Corwin who commenced his life splitting rails and building worm fences and now he is peer to the proudest in the land the Quot lord Quot of mind and last in our list but second to none in the hearts of the people is our venerable Farmer governor. He too mauled rail drove his single Yoke of oxen his entire cd Pitat and endured the privation of the Buckeye Piou Eera what pure Uii More Noble a heat in the Lecie nature of the a Tele a in Congre a Lor Many year a governor of the and who Milt his Cabin Here Bertie a More honorable title a achieved a Ofhie adoption Memoir of Caffall Benham. Captain Brenham shortly after breaking through the enemy s line was dangerously wounded through the , a Large Luie Hud lately Fai ten near the he it i where he Lay and Mith great min i he dragged himself into the lop and Lay coi Nealei Unione i he branches. The , eager in put suit Otighe other Paaape him with Thil Noi ice Andy Midnight All was quiet. On the i allowing Dav Thi indians returned to the Baille ground. In order a strip the dead and take Cere of the boats. Brenham. Although in edsger of fam Ishing pern used them to it Isis without making know High von Dizion very co a really supposing thut he crippled legs would on. Induce them to Tomahawk him on lbs spot in order to avoid the trouble of carrying him to their town. He Lay close therefore until the Cven Gor the a cond Day when perceiving a race on descending a tree near him he shot it hoping to Devian avow Means of reaching it when he could kindle a ire and make a had his gun cracked however when he heard a human cry apparently not More than fifty Yards Oft. Supposing it to be a Indian he hastily reloaded his gun and remained silent exp eci ing the approach of an enemy. Prev enily the same voice a Hoard again but much nearer. Siili Bethain made no reply but cocked his gun and sat ready to Flie a noon a an olt appeared. A third Halloo was it quickly heard fun. Lowed by an exc Huntion of impatience and i Atrev a which convinced Benham that the unknown must be a kentuckian. As soon therefore As he heard a he expression Quot whoever you Are for god s Sake answer me Quot he replied with readiness and the Par ties were soon together. Benham As we have Al ready observed was i Liot through both legs a the Man who now upes red had escaped from the same Battle with Bath arms broken thus was each enabled to Supply Whai the other wanted. Bethain having Itie it a rect.se of his arms could had his gun kill game with great readiness while Hia Friend having the use of his legs a Multi kick the game to the Sut whore a Enhuus Sal who a a Ihus enabled Loe ook us Wood was near them his ii Spanion would take up Brush with Bis feet and Gia it Lully Roll it reach of Benham a hands who constantly few Hisco Jiuu and dressed his wounds As Well us hot a own teasing up Bah of heir shirts for that Pur Iose. They found some difficulty in procuring water at Tirats be Ham at length look his own hat and placing the Riidu be Viveen the Teeth of his Corii Pauloo directed him to Wade into the Licking River up to Bis Ueck and dip the hat into the Matoi by sinking Bis own tied the Man who could walk was thus enabled to bring Wynier by Means of Hii Teeth which be Ham could Allie wards Dis mire of As was Isicc Cestary. In a few Days they killed All the Mirrela and bids within reach and the Man with the Brut in arms was sent out to drive game within gunshot of Hes of to which Beroha Siatos lately wild Turkeya Eie abundant in those Wood and big companion would walk ainu us and drive them towards Benham who a Eldom failed to kill two or three of each flock. In Ihil Nanner Ibe sup a r de themselves Tor several weeks until Iligir wounds had healed so As to Rii Abie item to travel they then a lifted their quarters and put up a Nail shed at the Mouth of Licking where they i Knapp de until Lato in november anxiously exit eating Ibe arrival of some boat w hich should convey Iberi to the fulls of Ohio. On the 27ih of november they Oba lived a Flat boat moving leisurely Down the River. Belhom instantly hoisted Bis hat upon a a lies and hallowed loudly for help. The View however supposing them to be indians at least suspecting to lieu of an intention to Mccoy them Alliote paid their signals of distress but instantly put Over to the aph site Side of the River and every oar a Ndoc avoid to pass them As rapidly As possible. Benham beheld them puss with a sen it it Caiiou bordering on despair for the place was much tie Quenie by indians and the approach of Winter them with destruction unless sgt eerily relieved. At length after the boat had pass Hisiu Neaily Bali a mile he saw a Canoe put of i oui it Aikin mid cautiously approaching the Kentucky a bore evidently recon loitering Thoin with great suspicion. A eau de loudly upon them for a a in Tahoe a mentioned Bia name and made known his Oon Dizion. After a Long Parley and tiny evidence of reluctance of the Crew the Canoe at length touched the a bore and Benham Aud his i tied were taken on Board. Their appearance excited much Sua Picior. A Bey were almost entirely naked and their Fayea Weie garnished with six week Gio Arib of Beard. The one was barely Able to Bobbio upon Cruz Baa Sud the other could manage to feed big Maeir with of it his hand i hey were in Usu try Lankaa in Louie Ville where their Clothea which bad hmm carried of in the Boot which deserted them were Reata red to them and Alier a few week Kunfi nement both were Lei Lestly from Ika Lau Inilla jut Arnul. Lew Days ago a cum of Money waa Tolen near acc Crusko Mississippi. A Black girl who professed to know All about Ibe circuits Tahoe haired a res Octavle White person with being la Hief. Upon her Lesii irony the people Aeise Bioti y de him to a tree and lynched Hisiu with extrum seventy. During the of rtt lion amen named car Ker stood looking on and exclaimed Quot uie ii to bin he has the Money he is the thief and will soon confess the Lyncher found however alter nearly killing their victim that he would Cousim nothing and he was at length released loin bleed my and unable to a new hours anew aids a a a Pinion began to Reat on Parker by Meeta by i Ltd being led to the Anam tree roared out Bave Tbs Money the whole aum waa found in his Pumbe Szoit and that of the wench on whole Salsa testimony the inn sent Man bad been to horribly mutilated. This occurrence should be a memorable Lcy a n to All who Are dlr posed to take the vengence of Fth Law in their Owa Haada. The a Ratiee of Lynching deserve to be a tamped with the i diff uni of men and Ibe Wrath Uisu Ltd. Tery Umof in the bloody tragedy Ai Kosciu he Sunu a at once drive Forth an exile Ivo it Auci Uty Mai ill Ita sympathies. Nitro Ordinor a in a a Lerenzy Ibur let Ersol the Alph Ahei May bel�?�auspnaedftu.44�?�.wi.�?� 79s,t99.49�?� j�0,Uoo Una a. All the a of Betel be on a Lough a i pm a Huu Milid million us it Ihirg a a i ail Ibe a mme a Silit a a of Ibe it nil air Tui in a a a Ltd hat Mich wrote 40 daily cab of wbb is contained forty it i it Fly Weitl ii ans it Viii of �4 Iba Eliere. 1 a v
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