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Fond Du Lac Whig, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1847, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin LAC WHIG VOLUME 1 FOND DU LAC WISCONSIN THURSDAY JUNE 24 1847 NUMBER 28 THE FOND DTI LAC WHIG Is Published every Thursday by GILLET HOOKER on Main Street opposite thp old stand per annum if paid in ad- vance or within six months otherwise invariably No subscription until the payment of all arrearages at the option of the publishers Advertisements inserted at tlie usual Of every description executed ness and despatch at this office DRURY EASTMAN Attorneys and Counsellors at Law and tors in Chancery have formed a copartner hip and will attend to any business m their profession in Northern Wisconsin Office in the Post Office building on Mam street fond dii Lac Wisconsin ERASTUS W JOHN A WILLIAMS EATON Attorneys Solicitors and Counsellors Fond du Lac Wisconsin Office opposite the Court House on Main street L MYRON C EATOS ISAAC BROWN of the District Court and Register in Chancery Fond du Lac County W T W H BYRON No 153 Water street Milwaukee W T- All of Hardware Iron Steel Nails Gkss and Pipe Tools Cupper Tin and Sheet Iron Ware ROBERTSON BROTHER Robertson Eaton and Wholesale Dry Goods 83 Pearl street oppo site Street House New York J A A M c For the Fond du Lac Whig REMINISCENCES duar to every feeling heart Thoughts on the blissful past The happy days when love and joy Around our hearts were cast How swift will take their flight Those happy hours renew Roam through familiar haunts of youth Again those scenes review That aged tree whose branching limbs Threw round a cooling shade In summer beauty stands there yet in lovely green arrayed The little brook with flower banks Is rippling on the same But the days of childhood they are gone They cannot come again down near the wood I eeo The dear old house stand While ringing shouts of of childish glee Come from a merry band And hark I hear their joyous call Sweet sounding o'er the plain alavi tis a dream They cannot come again Where are those youthful friends 1 loved So joyous young and gay Whose hearts were pure and innocent In happy day Like night's fair dreams they've passed And left no trace behind Save in the of their friends Ot loving deeds and kind Our life is but a passing dream When taken at its best We soon must die and leave this earth In the damp grave to rest But still we have a joyful hope The sweet assurance given Though parted here forever more We all may meet in Heaven LIZZIE FRE D WARDNER Wholesale and retail dealer in Dry Goods Crockery Looking Glasses Hard and Hollow Ware Iron Drugs Medicines Paints Oils Stationery in Rogers Block op- the U S Hotel No 135 S S N FULLER Attorney and Counsellor at Law will give his undivided attention to the practice of Law in all the Courts of the For the present in tho front room of his dwelling a few rods East of Maine street Fond du Lac W T CHARLES Treasurer of Fond du Luc County Office hept by the subscriber at the Fond du Lac Store T Treasurer EDGAR CONKLIN Register for Fond du Lnc Co Office at the Badger Hotel Fond du Lac Wn PERKINS BROOKS WHITE Wholesale dealers in Dry Goods No 126 Pear Street New LYMAN BISHOP Harneis and Trunk Maker Shop one door South of the Court House Fond ctu Lac corner of Main and Third street Work kept constantly on hand JOHN BANNISTER Judge of Probate Supremo Court and General Agent Office corner of and 4th sis Eond du Lac Wisconsin A P O N M A N in Fancy and Staple Dry Goods Groceries Crockery Hardware Iron Nails Provisions Stoves of Tin Sheet Iron and Copper F SONS and Commission Merchants dealers ia Salt Provisions gan W T WRIGHT Fashionable Tailors opposite Bingham's Drug Store Fond du Lac W T Attorneys and Counsellors at Law and in Chancery Sheboygan Wn DAVID TAYLOR p IIILLER J M GILLET Attorney and Counsellor at Law and in Chancery Fond du Lac consin WM M CUNNINGHAM Druggist 151 Bait Water Street kee W T J M TRIPP Tailor shop opposite the WHIG Printing Office fond du Lac SHEBOYGAN HOUSE By E P Eaton Sheboygan Wisconsin THE DELEGACY The Locofocos have called a Territorial Con- vention to assemble at Madison on the 21st oi July for the purpose of nominating a date for Delegate to Congress We hear it bruited about town that the bent Hon M L Martin will be presented ai a candidate for Although Mr Martin has discharged the trust reposed in him by the people of the North and ably and efficiently urged the claims of this section of the Territory upon the attention of Congress we entertain great doubts as to his obtaining the nomination for a re-election M Strong has been in the field for some time and is backed by the whole raining interest the entente cor- diale subsisting between Martin Ellis and Darling has long since to bear the shadow of reality each one is now tor self each is supported by his respective friends and each pretends to have the est claim to party favor The Milwaukee cos have their aside from either of these and they will not willingly yield their claims to Mr Martin These considerations impel us to regard Mr Martin's chances for the nomination as very dubious No matter who the Locofoco party may pre- sent as their nominee with proper exertions and a unity of sentiment a Whig Delegate will be chosen The next House of will undoubtedly have a Whig jority therefore if the people of Wisconsin wish to succeed in their demands for the im- provement of our Rivers Harbors and Roads it behooves them to elect a Delegate belonging to the dominant who can claim the political sympathy of the majority and can make that a powerful engine in favor of the interests of our great Territory With what prospect could a Locofoco Delegate present our claims to the House of Representatives opposed from principle by a majority of his own political friends and possessed of no ty influence with those who were in a ty We leave our neighbors who lore the Wisconsin better than ty to imagine the dilemma in which such a The Newark Daily Advertiser says Delegate would be placed The Whigs have The independent and patriotic newspaper been untiring in their advocacy of Internal which daily enters each house is the most I Improvements construction of Harbors and THE NEWSPAPERS important visitor which crosses the threshold It cannot scourge vice shame pretension or unmask too openly or courageously It cannot too much truth too ence too much or too much religion And every friend of order virtue humanity and his country should 10 feel the importance independent press unflinching and frank as to make a willing concession in those cases where his individual opinions may be even roughly handled Being a neutral press and therefore not of- ten running across the track of any man's tarian or political opinion we may with en- tire freedom from even the suspicion of having any unworthy motive our earnest en- to the above remarks No man of sense and true nobility of soul will even wish much less expect that the journal he takes should be an exact ditto ot himself and his opinions and Every sensible man knows that he should not learn so much from such a sheet even if he could procure it and he therefore wishes to be m daily or weekly receipt of a paper that shall not fear to speak out the opinions of its editor with boldness and candor A press thus conducted privileged to speak out its views upon all tions that appertain to the welfare of man both in this world and in that which is to come is in our opinion as un instrumentality either for good or lor evil aa can possibly be I conceived But the character of the will determine iu a great degree the character of the speakers If a people are noble enough to applaud even those heroic generous which they cannot yet bring selves to practice there are great hopes for the future A people that like to hear the truth preached even when it condemns them are a people on the high road to the um The Americans we trust are to a con- degree such a hope that they will become before another century en- tirely such an Gen Taylor long since to be the candidate for Mister Calhoun's friends brought him northern have turned dough and go for the extension of slavery candidate The people of Illinois will vote for no such man eo long as there is a free state candidate in the Dem These miserable inventions of will to plague the inventors The People are not to be deterred from voting for Gen Taylor on fabrications It is a sufficient answer to all these flings to say that John Wentworth the author of them voted for Texas annexation and war with Mexico while Gen Taylor Hero against whom they are aimed was opposed to improvement of Roads and they have ever proved and will continue to prove their cerity by their acts People of Will you not prefer being properly ed in the next Then vote for a Whig Delegate Bay Rep FOUL gentleman from Southport informs us that the citizens of that place are engaged in dragging Pike river for the dead body af a man supposed to have been ed during the last week A woman living in Southport was engaged in digging roots near the mouth of Pike river on Friday last when her attention was attracted to two men who seemed to be engaged over a body on the beach of the lake Curiosity prompted her to proach until she discovered they were rifling the pockets of the man She saw them take a watch and a well filled pocket book from his person and in answer to her inquiry of what they were doing they replied that they had just found the body lying there and were in- tending to secure his money and proceed at once to the village to give the alarm She re- turned to town and thought no more of the matter for a day or two when on enquiry she learned that nothing had been known of the circumstance in the place She then stated what she had seen but on repairing to the spot no trace of the body could be found The two men been with the body were also ing This gave rise to suspicion of some foul play and the river has been dragged but so far satisfactory result The tion now ia who were these two men seen on the beach and who murdered man The woman also states that there were marks of violence on his body one eye being badly bruised and Whig The Union a day or two since in speaking of its original suggestion that the Church erty in Mexico should be sequestered during the war remarked A disposition continues to be manifested by a portion of the Whig press and its to attribute to the administration the speculations which were contained in the article of the 11 th inst respecting the war with Mexico and tho means of bringing it to a speedy termination As we have already stated the article hastily penned aa it was has been grossly verted and misrepresented by the Whig press The following extract from a very able cle in the Freeman's Journal and Catholic Register convince the Union that the WHIG press has not been alone in the con- struction it has put upon the proposition or in the severe condemnation with which it has been received The Washington Union of tho inst has broached a project unworthy of our age and still more unworthy of our government of which it is sometimes called the is nothing more nor less than a proposal to the war against Mexico into a war against the priests and the religion of that unfortunate country We think that the article in the ington Union of the inst will do more to inflame the Mexican people and to them in their obstinacy of resistance even to desperation than anything which has been published in the American papers since the commencement of the war Nay we fear that it will destroy the hope of gaining a powerful influence to the eide of froin the only stable and permanent element of nationality that survives in Mexico and that at last there will be no power left in the country tent even to make a peace or to sustain made Ai long as there was nothing on the part of our government to warrant the cion of hostility to religion and church of Mexico there was every reason to hope that at least the clergy of that country seeing the ruin that must result from so a con- test would at the earliest opportunity use their influence to bring around a peaceful ad- justment of the unhappy difficulties but tlie spirit and language and purpose of the article we have just alluded to and which in Mexico will Le regarded as a at least will go far to throw the weight of clerical in- into the opposite scale for if the church property must be sacrificed they will judge it more in accordance with their duty to see it sacrificed in support of their own country than see it sequestered as an tional means to enable the invaders to guish the last hopes of their religion their tion and their race THE LIGHTNING LINE have the satisfaction of announcing to our readers that sufficient stock has been subscribed to the Erie and Michigan Magnetic Telegraph Com- pany to warrant Col Speed in making the necessary contracts for the construction of the line This he now engaged in doing and we have good hope that the line will be com- from Buffalo to Milwaukee by next fall Mr the indefatigable agent of the Company is now busy between this City and Chicago looking out the route making col- lections and perfecting other necessary ar- Sent THE CITY or city of Pueblo now in possession of our army is 67 miles from the city of Mexico and haa about population amount of Treasury notes ing on the lit WM hero of Cerro Gordo as every body knows ia as renowned for his courtesy as for his discipline The New leans Delta says that by kindness manifested to the officers and soldiers of the captured rison of Vera Cruz and a respectful regard to the prejudices and customs of the people he has succeeded in a great measure in ing their anticipation and allaying their ousies against our country and One ajt of generous concession to the army of Vera Cruz produced the most kindly feelings among men who a short time before had ex- the most deadly hostility towards our country On the capitulation of the town Gen Scott intimated to Gen Landero ci wish to be introduced to those of his officers who had distinguished themselves in the defence of the town Some six or eight officers were accordingly presented to Gen Scott who com- i them highly on their valor and good I conduct and refused to take their parole This act of magnanimity was not thrown away on the Mexicans In all the towns through which they passed they gave the most ble reports ot the liberality and generosity of the commander-in-chief of the American troops THB WAY THEY DO exceedingly pleasant to glance over the administration prints just at time to see how batty the magnanimous fellows are m trying to remedy the shocking faux they committed when they countenanced the of the little Autocrat at Washington and his liege ers in trying to break down the Old Hero of Buena Vista The manner in which they have let reminds one of the French government per which chronicled Napoleon's approach to Paris from Elba It was something like this as near as we can The TIGER has landed at Frejus The TYRANT has through Aving nen has arrived at Lyons The Emperor passed through Auxerre His Gracious Majesty the Emperor entered Paris to-day amidst the acclamation of de- lighted Banner AND SILVER or LAKE first arrivals from Superior have brought down ft number of who have during the winter n prosecuting their works in the march of mineral All of our previous accounts are nothing in son to the account now given of the mineral wealth of that region When we predicted short time since that this region would be able to supply the world with copper tt much price than Cornwall we had not anticipated there were large of lilver rivaling the mines of Mexico We yesterday had the p tenure of seeing Mr Tho man C the agent of the North American Mining Company who iion liia way Jo Montreal with several cuke of mineral taken from the location known the Prince and from the vein ered by Col Kins 9 the last season on Spar Island It has been traced to the main chore the specimens nowhere were obtained The mineral is a vein etone strongly charged with metalic silver It is with epar quartz cloud or vein stone Thu specimens of silver from the south are very rich but not of the character of found by Mr on the north shore We have been informed who have seen and examined specimens from the celebrated of Durango and hua in Mexico those obtained from Lake Superior have a very strong resemblance to them All the indications in that country would lead us to Lelieve there mineral wealth beyond calculation almost but at the same lime it would not be amiss for those who are engaged in mining to remember that there is much uncertainty in Free Press COLLISION BETWEEN AND SLATI white employed in and Iron near Richmond Va struck on account of the employment of This movement raises a new question and much dies cussion at the South The managers of the works have resolved not to re-engage the and the era approve of that The Richmond lays The principle advocated for the first time we believe 111 a slaveholding state that the employer may be prevented Irom making use of slave labor This principle strikes at root of all the rights and privileges of ter and if ledged or permitted to gain foothold will soon wholly destroy the value of slave property When such muni be the of the pre- cedent sought to be established it becomes every citizen who respects the institution of slavery and desires its protection to protest this alarming innovation It Is a tion about which there ought not to be two opinions FIGHT AND A ter of the 14th inst from Burlington county in this state to the N Y Spirit ot the Times tells this story Whilst sitting near a small pond laet month cooling my self after a hard tramp thro an ugly meadow after snipe shooting ing my attention was attracted by a robin hopping about in the grass near the edge of the water and whilst making a calculation of how many such it would take to make ft pot pie a luge frog of the cies pounced on him like acock on a berry seized him by the head and plunged into the water with him when ot the est of fights under and oo and one then I did not know which to bet on j the odds were n favor of the Frog until Robin hooked n the eye with left claw when he go and bolted leaving the field to hie Opponent who did not remain long Tor tae congratulate him at being so near in AT night in of the heavy tae Oconto river its away the south abutment of and swept off the together with of White and a quantity of Wr H thought that 80 ol the fish will be recovered the rest have probably gone into the Lake The whole country Oconto and flooded with Bay Rep SALE or CITY the inst 614 lots situated on the east bank of- East River will be sold at public auction Town Hall A great chance for Bay Rep A SWEET lady wm ling about her lover says in the est manner imaginable He drew In ene long my whole soul through My lips M drinketh dew t
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