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Logansport Canal Telegraph (Newspaper) - June 11, 1836, Logansport, Indiana A Rdby Lasselle amp j. B. Dillon. , Indiana saturday june 11, 1ss& no 48. A Western Bear Story. From quot life in the . Among the earliest settlers in the wilds of Salmon River was a ver Montese of the name of Dob ion a Large Resolute and athletic Man. Returning one evening from the fruitless Hunt after his vagrant cows which according to custom in new countries had been turned to the Woods to procure their own subsistence from the rank herbage of the summer just before emerging from the Forest upon the Clearing of its neighbor the late worthy jose5 h Sleeper he saw a Large Bear descending from 51 lofty Sycamore where he had been in i most probably of Honey. A Bear ascent is a tree much More expertly than a descends it being obliged to come Down Hind Foremost. Luy Friend Dobson did not like to be joined in his evening walk by such a Campanioni and without reflecting what he should do with the Var Init quot afterwards he ran no the tree on the opposite Side from animal body and just be Foye he reached the ground seized him by tiie forepaws. Bruin growled and gnash red his tusks but he soon ascertained that his paws were in the grasp of Iron paws equally Iron Strong with his could he use Liis hinder paws to disembowel his antagonist As the manner of the Bear is inasmuch As the trunk of the tree was Between Thorn. But Dobson predicament As he was endowed with rather the most reason was worse yet. Lie could no More assail the Beartha in Clear could assail him. Nor could he Sci uni c to let go of him since the pc Sumpton was that Bruin would not make Liim very Ignitious return for thus unceremoniously taking him l y the hand. The Twili Glit was fast descending into darkness and a lis position was far less comfortable Triau it otherwise would have been at the same hour surrounded by his wife and children at the supper Tabic to say nothing of the gloomy Prospect for the night. Still As Joe Sleeper House was not far Distant he hoped to to Able to Call him to his assistance. But his lungs though none of the weakest were unequal to the task and although he hallowed and bawled the Livelong night making the Woods and Welkin ring again he succeeded no better than old Glendower of old in calling spirits from the vasty deep. It was a wearisome night for Dobson such a game of hold fast he had never been engaged in Bruin too was probably somewhat worried. Struck. But to the Surprise of Sleeper he did not strike and to his further consternation Dobson swung the axe upon his shoulder and marched away whistling As he. Went with As much apparent indifference As the other had shown when coming to his Relief. It was now Sleeper turn to make the Forest vocal Vith his cries. In vain he raved ind called and threatened. Dobson walked on and disappeared leaving his Friend As sad a Prospect for his breakfast As himself had for Liis supper. To relieve the suspense of the Reader it is right to add that Dobson returned and killed the Bear in the course of the afternoon. Old Simon Kenton. Gen. Simon Kenton the old Pioneer and Indian lighter died on the 19lh of april in a miserable log hut in Logan county Ohio. Although he could not describe his sensation in englisis albeit he took the regular John Bull method of making known his dissatisfaction that is to say he growled incessantly. But there was no let go in the Case and Dobson As therefore under the necessity of holding fast until it seemed to his Cie Choti and a citing fingers As though the Bear paws and his had grown Daylight returned and the smoke from or. Sleeper Chimney began to curl up gracefully though rather dimly in the distance Dobson again repeated his cries for Succour and his heart was soon gladdened by the appearance of he worthy but inactive neighbor who had it last been attracted by the voice of the impatient sufferer bearing an axe upon his shoulder. Dobson had never been much rejoiced at seeing or. Sleeper before albeit he was a very kind and estimable neighbor. Quot Why Don t you make haste or. Sleeper and not be lounging at that rate when you see a fellow Christian in such a Kettle of Lish As this quot quot i run i that you or. Dobson up a tree and was it you that i heard Halling last night i guess you ought to have your lodging for nothing if you be stood up agin the tree All quot it no joke though i can Tell you or. Sleeper and if you d had hold of the paws of a Black Varmint All night it strikes me you d think you d paid dear enough for it. But if you heard me calling for help in the night Why did it you come and see what was the trouble quot quot of i was going tired to bed after laying up Long Fence All Day and i thought i d wait till morning and come Bright and if i d known twas you quot quot known twas me replied Dobson bitterly you knew twas somebody who had flesh and blood too Good for these plague varmints though and you knew there been a smart Sprinkle of bears about the settlement All the Spring quot quot Well Don t be in a Huff. Tommy. It never too late to do Good. So hold tight now and Don t let the carnal Critter get Loose while 1 split his head open he has been the a quot Buckeye quot Toast for several years at their and was Suft Rcd to die on a pittance of ,$350 per annul which the government allowed him. He was born in Culpepper county a on tiie 3d of april 1851, and when about 29 years of age he led from the native state to the wilds of Ohio in of a fight with a rival in a love Anil air Wixom he left for dead on the Field but who however recovered from his wounds. Kenton was the companion of Boone and Gnu tic and endured Many Izard Hipsin pioneering Thissel Ite toils greatness and glory. He was captured by tic indians and tied to a stake to be burned to death when he was relieved by the i renegade Gurtie his Early Friend. He once or twice was made to quot run the Gauntlet quot by the Savages and like Sla Zeppa was tied to the Back of a wild horse which was turned Loose with him in the wilderness but after All his Vicissitudes and hardships he lived to a Good old and and died in his bed at last i u poverty adding one to the Host of evil Nesses who have gone before him to prove that quot republics arc a Young self taught artist of Genius and skill Morgan of Louisville has taken an admirable likeness of the old Pioneer of which we gave notice about two months since it is being engraved for tie National portrait gallery and will be accompanied with a biographical sketch. It is the Only portrait that Ever been taken of him and or. Morgan was every Way fortunate in painting those who were most benefited by the services of the Veteran Pioneer suffered him to live in want of the Ordinary comforts of life poster ii will perhaps build him a Monument. Pm exe . Van catholicism. The following correspondence was received last evening As our paper was going to press but believing As we do that such an important subject As the one treated of below could not be Laid before the Public too soon we have delayed the publication of our paper to give it an insertion. We Are now fully convinced that every unbiased individual who May have had for one moment a single doubt on this Point will be perfectly satisfied As the letter of or. Vanderpoel is full and conclusive. It is to be hoped that it will never again be necessary to advert to this us Lect As a mooted Oracle White county ind. May 13,183g. Or Green some time in the month of March i addressed a note to the Hon. Taylor Webster in Congress from Ohio requesting authentic information relative to or. Quot an Buien religious opinions and fear Wiigs and received Abr answer tiie following letter and enclosed original correspondence Between Liim self and the Hon. Aaron Vanderpoel of Kinderhook n. Y., a Eiwen Tolje lion. 2a-Dock Casey of Illinois and or. Vanderpoel. If you think the whole correspondence or any part of it will Subserve the cause of truth in this part of the country you Are at Liberty to publish the same in your paper. Respectfully yours Daniel Dale. Washington City Lith april 183g. Hon. Aaron Vanderpoel. Sir i have received a letter from a very respectable citizen of Indiana and an old acquaintance Friend of mine informing me that it is currently reported in his Section of that state that hir. Van Buren is a roman Catholic. I understand that you Are a native of the same town in we iii he born and now represent that District and presuming you can give me full and satisfactory information 1 have taken the Liberty of addressing you this note to request that you will do very respect full Taylor Webster. Catholic and that there May no longer be any excuse for the statements which have been industriously and extensively circulated upon this subject 1 have thought proper in Fullil ment of your wishes to obtain his direct authority for this declaration. Or. Van Buren was bred in the religious principles of the reformed protestant German cli urch whose tenets Are similar to those of tiie old presbyterian Church. Whilst he resided in Kinder look this was the Only Cinurchin the Village his parents attended it and he was baptized i it and until his removal to the City of Hudson he was a regular attendant on its services. There being no dutch Church in Hudson and mrs. Van Buren becoming a member of the presbyterian Church at that place he attended with his family until her death a Church of that denomination first at Hudson afterwards at Albany under the care of Isle or. John Chester. Since the death of or. Chester which occurred think in the beginning of the year 1s2d, he has been a Pew Hoider in the i lurch and has usually Atte ruled when in Albany on the ministrations of the Rev. Or. Welch of the Baptist Church a selection which i presume May be ascribed to personal Friendship and to the High character of that distinguished Clergyman for ability and eloquence. It is due to or. Van Buren to add that he is no sectarian and that he uniformly has been and is a decided advocate of Freedom of conscience and of the equal right of All persons to participate in the privileges and blessings secured by our institutions. I have the Honor to be your obedient servant Aaron Vanderpoel. Hon. Zad Ocic Casey. Or. Frankyn while in the court of France showed himself to be a Little of the courtiers being one Day in the Garden of Versailles of showing the Queen some electrical Experiment to she asked Hin it in a fit of raillery if he drcade4 the Fate of prometheus who was severely served for stealing fire from heaven quot yes please your majesty replied Franklin ulv great gallantry if i did not behold a Pairis eyes this moment which have stolen infinitely More fire from heaven than Ever i did Pam unpunished tii Ough they do More mischief in a week than 1 have in All my Bridge Cost about millions of dollars and the original subscriber Lave never received one Penny for their Money. South Wark Bridge Cost upwards of three millions and its of ners Are water looked. Vaux Hall Bridge Cost a Little Over a million and the percentage divided is scarcely Worth the trouble of writing a receipt. Tiie of hares of Hain Mer Smith Bridge Are at fifty per cent disco Ahti this is rather a sorry account of the Bridge building speculations in London in. Gaz quot no no said Dobson. After holding the beast Here All night i think i ought to have the pleasure of killing him. So you just hike hold of his paws Here and i will take the axe and let a Streak of Daylight into his Scull about the the proposition being a fair one or. Sleeper was too easy a Man to object. He was no Coward either and he then fore stepped up to the tree and cautiously taking the Bear with both hands relieved honest Dobson from his predicament. The hands of the latter though sadly stiffened by the tenacity with which they had been clinched for Many hours were soon brandishing the axe and he apparently made All preparation for giving the deadly blow and deadly it would have been had he educate of to Freedom perhaps there is no higher duty or More im-1 operative obligation upon the american people than to enlighten the Public mind and elevate its character. Our Fate As a free nation hangs on the virtue and intelligence of the american people. While these remain and Are cherished we arc Safe but when they arc neg i cited and lost our character As a people and our Fate As a nation May be read in the Fate of these nations where the Light of civil Liberty was loss amid the darkness of ignorance and superstition. As yet virtue and intelligence predominate in the people. We Are the freest and happiest nation on the Earth. The rude Sway of Depoi Iem finds no place Here. Be Are our own governors make our own Laws Mould our institutions and regulate our conduct at our will. Every one feels to iat he has a part to act and a responsibility to Bear. Every great and important measure al testing the interests of individuals or the nation is committed to the Public mind a tried at the bar of Public opinion and finds its Sanction or condemnation there. They Mould and fashion it to their own will and direct it at their pleasure. And while virtue Rem wins enabling Thern to respect their rights and intelligence to appreciate their privileges this is the Wisest policy of government and he people the safest depository of political Power. No Art or intrigue of Doma Goguts can Warp the judgment of an intelligent people or escape the vigilance of their jealous . It is Only when the dark shadows of ignorance gather Over the Public mind that tie Vilas of intrigue can be successfully played and the people made the dupes of designing Deni i rogues. There is no danger while they think investigate and determine for themselves the higher the Standard of virtue and intelligence is raised and the wider the diffusion of knowledge among the people is spread the higher and purer will by the National character and broader and deeper will Low the blessings of Freedom. The Genius of Liberty lives Only in a virtuous soil and never sur Ives the departure of intelligence. The spirit of Freedom can never flourish in the haunts of ignorance. It must be cherished in the hearts and minds of Washington City. House of rep s., filth april 1836. Hon Taylor Webster sir �?1 have just received your letter of this Date informing me that you have received a letter irom a Friend in Indiana stating that it is currently reported in that state that or. Van Buren the vice president is a roman Catholic and requesting me to inform you whether there is any just ground for the state ment. I was addressed on the same subject by the Hon. Zadock Casey Day before yester of. 1 enclose you a copy of his letter to me did of my answer to the same the latter is quot Ull upon the Point to which yours of this Date relates. I have the Honor to be. Your of t servant Aaron Vanderpoel. Whig. A comparison. Jack said a Gay Young fellow to his companion what can possibly induce these two old snuff taking dowager to be Here to nigh at the Ball i am sure they will not add in the least to the brilliancy of the scene Pardon me replied the other gravely for no agreeing with you for my part 1 think that where there Are Romany rights of Beauty there May be some occasion for a pair to is Washington City. House of rep s., 9th april 1s3g. Hon a. Vanderpoel sir i have received a letter from a worthy citizen of Illinois in which he informs me that it is currently reported in that state Tuat the vice president or. Van Buren is or has been a member of the pc Oman Catholic Church and Itiat he and others Are desirous to Asci Tain whether such be the fact. 1 am aware of the delicacy of this inquiry and fully subscribe to the principle which secures to right of conscience and religious of with yet i cannot conceive that there a in be any objection on the part of or. Van Buren i in the situation in which he is placed to ivc be in regard to it Ruy stated Long As that fact is deemed of Sumii client Imp for inquiry by a respectable portion of his Fel Low citizens. Although it is Well known Here that the particular allegation above wholly groundless yet in compliance a Viyulie wish of my correspondence in the purity whose motives i have entire Confidence i Lee it my duty to obtain i Rorn some authentic source a full reply to his question. As you represent the District in which or Van Buren was born and Are fully Acqua Inlet with the facts i take the Liberty to Reque you the information solicited. I have the Honor to be your obedient Servent a Adolv Casey Washiington City. House of rep s., april 9, 183g. Sir a i have just received your letter of this Date requesting me to state for the information of certain citizens of Illinois whether or. Van Buren is or has been a member of the roman Catholic Church. Agreeing with you As Well in the great principle to which you refer As also in the belief that there can notwithstanding be no valid objection to have the fact upon the Point to which your inquiry relates freely slated i cheerfully comply with your request. 1 have been acquainted with or. Van Buren and his family from my earliest recollection a i was born in and Novi reside at Kinder Hook which is the native town of both of us. He is not now and never has been a roman it 0 Cotton from the Boston Atlas. Crop in the u. States. Or. Woodbury report on the cultivation manufacture and foreign Trade of Cotton resorts a collection of facts industriously compiled and generally interesting. We learn from this report that the amount of Cotton grown in the United Stales in 1834 alls Short of the Cotton crop of the whole world in 1891, Only about thirty trillions of pounds and exceeded one half of the Cotton crop of All the rest of the world. La 1791 Liere was 2,000,000 pounds of Cotton grown in the United states in 1834 there were 450-000,000. In 1791 the crop of All the world was 490,000,000 of pounds in 1834 about 900,000,000. In the latter year the general Cotton crop is estimated at 900,000,000 lbs. Distributed in the following manner United states 460,000.000 Bis India. A 185,000,000 rest of Asia 110,000,000 Mexico amp South America 65,000,000 Egypt 22,000,000 rest of Africa 34,000,000 West indies 8,000,000 elsewhere 13,000,000 the latter item includes some Remote islands the South of Spain Italy and crr Cece and their islands with the canaries where Cotton is still raised to a considerable extent. According to the data within the Possession of the Secretary the Cotton crop of 1834, was grown in the different states in the following proportions of the 200,000,000 pounds of sugar consumed by France annually beat Root supplies 80,000,000 lbs whereas in the year 1828, beet Root supplies not More than 16,-000,000 lbs religion. A the chinese according to the testimony of the Jesuit missionary do Malde place above the doors of their temples the following inscription quot to the first principle without beginning and without end. It has made ally it governs All. It is infinitely Good infinitely just it enlightens i sustains it regulates All nature. The egyptians inscribed upon the temples of Isis the following i saw what is. I am what has been and what is to be. No mortal shall raise my is the key which open to Man the secret of his own character. Few can Tell what they would become in any Given circumstances however they May Hare studied themselves in various other conditions apparently analogous for perhaps it is some minute particular which if observed would scarcely be taken into the account that shall Render visible the True features of a Uncle Sam income. The Georgetown metropolitan calculates our a Public Revenue and a Ajaj it is quot near eighty dollars minute or considerably better than a Dollar for every tick of a watch. Wlach the Bright Genius of her destiny is pour lamp 01 this thrice ble amp sed Linda favored Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Florida Alabama Tennessee Mississippi Louisiana Arkans in producing the whole Cotton crop of Ilie United states Only about Tavvo million acres Are cultivated. In 1831 Cotton was Worth 13 cents a Pound and the value of the whole in the United states was estimated at seventy six millions of dollars. 10,000,000 lbs 9,500,000 65,000,000 75,000,000 20,000,000 85,000,000 45,000,000 85,000.000 50,000,000 500.000 sir Edward Codrington the hero of a a a Varino Metan old Sii ilor lately rolling along from Side to Side with All the outward appearance of drunkenness. What Jack drunk always quot lord no your Honor i be it drunk but the ground Here cursed still and steady if j did it keep moving in a Nat ral Way a should fall sick sleeves arc to be now the fashion to fit As tight we suppose As Glove As extremes Are every thing. Well Wertrye right glad that the reign of the Mutton legs if Over for it was a monstrous Absurdity. Foreign items. On the 9th of april the French chamber of deputies were discussing a for recalling tiie exiled members of the Bonaparte family and for transferring to France the remains of a Olson. Petitions for these objects had been presented to the Chambers and the debates were animated. The speakers on the subject of Napoleon remains expressed a conviction that the. British government would make no difficulty in complying with any wish expressed by the government of France that they should be taken out of their grave at . Helena and transferred to France. The subject was referred to the ministers arid tie chamber passed Over to the order of the Day. In France As in England the moment a slave sets his foot on the soil he become free Man but hitherto when any of thi slaves have returned to the French Coloni they have been considered As again Falli Back into a state of slavery. On Friday to Ever an Ordonnance was signed by the Kii declaring that All slaves coming into fran with the consent of their masters obtain the full and perpetual emancipation. Very . Edward Spring was married to miss Margret Winter at Hobert Ville. Me. By the Rev. Thomas thaw. A co temporary remarks a quot a thaw generally turns Winter into leap year is passing wit u the rapidity of time be would therefore admonish All the gals who wish to try Hymen blessings to be diligent. A Little negro boy in Virginia it is said the other Day was observed very busily engaged in. Or roving Black lines with a pit ice of Char co ii Over a grease spot on the carpet. He had received orders from his mistress to cd Punge the , Gaz. A new rascally Little the Graf a of More wit than politeness rudely accosted a lady in the Street and insisted on having a Viv. In order to get rid of the troublesome fellow she offered him a cent but he refused it vav Ith contempt exclaiming a quot ii is it enough a am i be struck-�?1 take Noth quot ins less to Ian a an auction car lady produced twins to he spouse tiie other , that bore much of a likeness to each other that it was difficult to a Tell them apart he determined to Christen one of the lot i did and the other i

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