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Fort Atkinson Standard (Newspaper) - December 20, 1860, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin THE STANDARD IS PUBLISHED EVERY at Fort Jefferson IN The STANDARD will be furnished to subscribers at a in RATES OF One column one 00 Half column one 25 00 Quarter of column one 1500 Square one 10 00 Square one 00 3 1 50 Business one 5 00 JOB and every kind of plain and mental printing done at the STANDARD office in a neat and workmanlike and at fair All letters should be addressed to J. C. Editor and Broken The broken ties of happier How often do they seem To come before our mental Like a remembered dream Around us each dissevered chain In sparkling ruin And earthly bands can ne'er again Unite these broken The parents of our infant The kindred that we Far from our arms perchance may roam To distant scenes Or we have watched their parting And closed their weary And sigh to think how sadly death Can sever human The the loved ones of our They too are gone and worse than their love and truth Are darkened and They meet us in a glittering With cold averted And wonder that we weep our And mourn our broken O who in such a world as this Could bear their lot of Did not our radiant hope of bliss Unclouded yet remain The hope the sovereign Lord has Who reigns beyond the That hope unites our souls to heaven By endearing Each each ill of mortal Is sent in pitying To lift the lingering heart from And speed its flight And pang which rends the And every joy that us to seek a heavenly And trust to holier ROBBERS OF THE J. C. Editor EQUAL EIGHTS AND JUSTICE TO 50 A IN Vol. 3. No. 15. about in the hotel of during the hot hours of a summer whilst men and horses were taking and so far as any movements animate nature were it might have been In the the world seemed to come preparations were made for our ney over Mons With the tional and we formed a respectable The moon i shone brightly upon our with a light j 80 clear ami so silvery and so that it contrasted most pleasantly l the scorching heat of the i The atmosphere was as calm as j Nature's could and the purity of j the air gave an elasticity and freshness to our spirits that we could scarcely have im- sported around us like and the side of the road was sometimes bespangled with Under such one feels what is the pleasure of mere animal where there is the height of corporeal enjoyment without the aid of any lant but that which heaven's pure breath It appeared almost treason against the majesty of to disturb the lence which reigned through her ions and when we it was in a sub- dued We walked on foot the er part of the up three long ings made in the face of the Then the extra horses were turned to find their own way back to the ind we entered the carriage to gallop the Piedmontese side of the My nearest an elderly who was usually very had MJH on this occasion much absorbed in and had preserved silence for an length of though the of his countenance and the of his shoulders plainly told that he was holding an interesting conversation with his own heart and At length I asked the cause of his musings and sir said how different are the circum- stances of this night from those I thirty years when I traversed this It was on a wintry the ground was covered with lay in some places to the depth of forty and filled up many of the so that we were in constant danger of going aver a The wind blew the so fiercely as to blind our and the guides were frequently at a loss to discover the right Six men w obliged to hold up the carriage with fixed to the to prevent its being i and the patient poor often turned their faces from the We were almost frozen A although we opened our and put on all our defend me from such another and the horrible night that lowed in that murderous inn ing him to be much I felt the more anxious to know the strange events to which he and asked what could have tempted him to travel in such dismal and what horrible circumstances had occurred on the He then gave ine the following narrative I was then an officer in the in the time when Napoleon carried on his last and all this country was in a very troubled At the period referred I was sent with an older cer to bear some dispatches of 1 to He was an who had once been in the service of but had been taken prisoner at and had joined the army of the He was a clever in whom much dence seemed to be but so very wa- ry and suspicious in his as times to amuse and sometimes to frighten me. He seemed to make every allowance for my and seldom checked my ar- dent for I was gay and but I was likewise and skillful in the use of for which I the captain took me with him on that These mountains were ly infested by chiefly disbanded soldiers of so that few persons could travel in In a short time we shall pass by a place called Le Mauvais well known for the murders which have been there A woody marsh lies on the left hand of the and the ruins of some buildings destroyed in the on the shall point them out to among these the bandits and suddenly pounced upon a or shot him before he was aware of his A little further where two roads you will see some large which were once and the landlord was in communication with the robbers of Le Mauvais so that the traveler who escaped from Seylla fell into I have told you about the dreadful weather in which we were obliged to cross Mons the sage of which occupied the whole and as our orders were we pushed forward at all hazards till nearly when we reached the door of the inn I have where we were to pass the I suppose we escaped all previous dangers by the lateness of the i as no gentlemen were expected to travel on these roads after Glad we were when we arrived at the the very thought of a warm fire and hot soup gave me We knocked i long and loud before the gate was and the carriage passed into the The captain told our who was also a to bring his little portmanteau and a small canteen of provisions into the room where we were to the other gage was left in the I saw the landlord narrowly eye the but he said and hastened to get ready for our A small stove was lighted at one end of a large the other end of which I CO scarcely so that it was far from com- but it was not for us to complain after what we had suffered in the A thin candle was placed on a a cloth was and some bouillion was soon served But that the captain could not and ordered Giuseppe to bring some compote out of the from which he made a savory The host then brought us a but it was also and a cold fowl for it. This rather displeased and I was beginning to intimate that I should prefer the hot when a scowl of the captain's made me shrink into in- and I let him do as he As he doggedly refused to eat anything furnished by the the on the plea of a weak which I had never known him to complain of for he was a great I guessed that he was afraid of and secretly execrated his suspicious rejoicing that I was not a jealous Have you any other guests here asked the appearing to take no notice of the prying curiosity of the who in vain tried to ascertain who and what we Only a priest on his way to Poor he has been stopped here for two days by the as he travels on And what may be the reverend er's name asked my Carlo replied the that is a distinguished I think I have met with some padres of the Very said the There are others of the family in high he had a brother killed at the tle of as he went to administer the consolations of religion to some dying They are a devout is Padre Carlo gone to bed Perhaps he would do us the honor to drink wine with The host replied that he had retired to say his prayers and count his which he did several times a holy man! but he might not yet be gone to Presently the padre made his with an air of meek crossed and blessed us in the name of the holy Virgin and his patron The captain gave him one searching so piercing as almost to discompose but it passed and we entered into friendly A couple of bottles with facetious warmed us and we proposed retiring to The captain was shown into a which he did not at all We had before conversed about Italian and he had cautioned me always to lock and barricade the door at he was himself put into a room which had three doors besides the one by which he entered from the and none of them could be as the chamber was a perfect He looked much and asked which of the rooms I was to The landlord apologized for ing me a little way off. as the neighboring beds were already and it was too late to make One of the adjoining rooms was taken by the another belonged to j and his wife was in and other door led to a passage and small j apartment to which his daughter and maid j servant had giving up their beds to the I was then conducted to a room on the other side of the but had scarcely got into when the cap- tain came bringing in his little manteau and He broke out into a furious invective against the vermin which were in his which would der it impossible for him to sleep As this misfortune was no uncommon thing in these it excited in me no save that an old soldier should be daunted by such diminutive Upon my instantly offering to resign my and try if I could not sleep amongst those Liliputian he ly and said that he would repose in a chair beside me. He then examined the and found that it had no and as it opened into the padre's it could not be barricaded on our He was terribly and walked about in considerable then setting the lighted candle on a ble commode near the he seated self near me and beside a on which he placed two loaded pistols and a which he examined and and laid my sword upon iny A number of curious thoughts passed through my tickled with the idea of a hero of many fights being dislodged from his encampment by a few and my imagination suggested a glowing picture of this wonderful which would form the subject of an excellent And then his be afraid of a lonely landlord with three women and a holy He would make another Don fighting with a windmill or a flock of I so relished the thought and the that I was unwilling to yield to whose magic influence had become but was beginning to when I thought I heard the creaking of the and looking through the I or dreamed I a faint shadow dimly reflected upon the Turning to the I perceived him eyeing the with a pistol grasped in his which he was just when j the door quietly and was About an hour the same was and sleep vanished from my I dared not speak to the who did j not close his eyes for an but kept them fixed with sentinel keenness upon the and his hand upon a He called us ordered horses to put to the and told Guiseppe to make coffee in the way he liked it. Guiseppe looked in an inquiring caught his and immediately The padre joined and very meekly asked permission to occupy a seat in our to iny was and he was invited to take of our early The captain kept him in constant and though he changed his seat once or always managed to rise for something and sit opposite to and never to be beyond reach of his I was for they seemed to be playing a game at At length the word was Let us go and I was curious to see how the game would now be as some additional pieces had on the in the shape of the landlord's and all buxom whose tall figures I much but of whom my companion seemed as suspicious as of the holy He passed no and appeared much Yet he managed matters most his as I being to let nobody walk be- hind run and tell the tilion to mount the white for the black one sometimes please take these and spread them on the seats of the take the Father be kind enough to take charge of this bottle of and put into the far pocket of the bring this amo said pushing all of us before as he followed with his In a trice we were at the don't get out pray be 0, pray hold that black and keep this bine in your and look about you for It is a bad ad- Va 1" We were off before we knew where we and the captain urged the postilion but we had not proceeded a quarter of a when he called out to and in a hurried addressing Fra Pardon Father I have left some papers of importance on my pray go and fetch we await your and without stopping for his opened the door and helped him to I was just beginning to offer my own when a grinding me. Good be quick for I can trust nobody with those papers on this vile road but no thief would rob a It was impossible to and Fra Carlo set off at a greater speed than I had deemed him capable of When he was out of my companion ordered the postilion to drive on He replied that we were wait for the but the captain thundered Hark make no noise with your but spur your horses to a and keep them galloping till I bid you go The moment you stop or crack your I shall send a bullet through your Off he how long I know for I was overwhelmed with afraid that the captain had be- come and that I might be the first victim of his violent At length he called Piano piano and we instantly passed through St. An- where we met a military to whom the captain showed his and said that there were suspicious acters on the road between this and Le The officer bowed and ordered his men to keep a sharp look As we ho smiled and exclaimed we are safe and can take breath a to the Holy Virgin and all the guardian saints for our I venture to that though pome things did look rather suspicious in the yet I could not fix upon anything really and should not have imagined any unless I had perceived him to be so much on his that I did not much like the yet the women were and I was much pleased with Fra but the priest and himself seemed to be playing a game at seats and and he had certainly him at said it was a game for has assumed the padre now Methinks he will not long wear the That man was in my regiment when I was with the aud he was condemned to death for theft and but escaped through the artifices of his a who was shot at as he He has forgotten me but I well remember and gash on his which I gave him when I cut him but missed splitting his And yon has been foul play You are yet a young dog of war but I can smell blood anywhere I instantly smelled and traced it to the which I found all stained with Had I fallen we should both have slept there our last as I fear have done before but we shall hear if Captain who passed last has arrived safely if they shall all be broken on the Those handsome women I will wa- ger a thousand scudi they were men in I never saw such women in ly In such times as young you must always be if you value your life and love Mademoiselle and remember that walls have and eyes I intimated that I thought so when I saw him pointing a tol at a shadow twice during the A shadow it was the shade of Fra and such shadows play with I saw one when his cloak was off as I ed through his room to come to Ghosts do not flinch from a leveled pistol as he At this the Frenchman bade me for we were approaching the dreadful stood two ruinous forming a large mass of with small grated windows and a high all shut up and going to de- He looked and shrugged his ders and continued The cursed dits They met with a deserved The manner of their capture I have only heard by for we returned to France by another One at two horsemen rode up to the but when the large gate was one of the beasts became frisky and refused to This frightened the and they capered about to the great discomfort of the landlord and his who could not come into the gateway or shut the because of the As they were becoming more a posse of gendarmes dashed in and took possession of the A search was and the re- mains of two or three hundred human bodies were found in the besides a great deal of I need scarcely say that Italian justice did dreadful work with the and the inn has been shut up ever No one will venture into is but the Pas is still a dangerous place for A at this rode and asked our party if we had seen any persons on the for a robbery had been committed a few days before in that know not how much your daily associations affect your intellectual You are made er or by your A son becomes in many more and more like those with whom he or is obliged continually to Con- stant intercourse with high society gives elevation and should you become the keeper of a saloon or of a the power of the company to de- grade you would be far greater than your power to ennoble THE firmest friends ask the fewest Scene in a Chinese The special correspondent of the don Times in China gives the following account of what he saw in a Chinese Let us walk down the street of lasting the Regent street of the north At is entrance is a crowd of constantly re- from dawn to stands gaping through a gateway at the horses picketed in a large ing our way through these unsavory we find ourselves in a small square occupied by the and baked men of the Your working man dines in the and the square is a favorable al fresco on your deals in meat He has a small charcoal fire beneath his and in a trice his fate is compounded and cooked before the by his plies vegetable cut into small and served in the water wherein they are Here is a man with sweet pastry and There another with lotas apples and All tastes are But even in dining the ineradicable love of the Chinaman for gambling is Every one of these dealers has a box like a in which twenty small sticks are Two of these sticks are the remainder Each portion of food is supposed to be worth ten and on staking one cash every corner may try his From morning to night is the rattle of these to be heard in the square as the dealers invite their From morning to night may the Chinaman be seen yielding to the Here is an old a on the Ho has but two which he and loses one after the His face is and his belly so we give him ten with which he may insure the meal he He takes the instead of buying his he mences to gamble for it. One cash after another is draw from and when he loses his last he walks away The fishmonger is perambulating His in a shallow round wooden lie gasping in three or four inches of wa- Here are brown and large fat muddy and a led fish like a and of much the same At one Chinese artistes are preparing the dinner of the The dish is a stew composed of chopped shrimps and We but its flavor is by no means agreeable to the western And in a quiet secluded nook is a good ed laughing enjoying the feats of a A wonderful man! He takes two pieces of wire a couple of feet inserts them in his nostrils and passes them thence down his There is no for he opens his mouth and we fee the wires down his Then he takes two leaden one the size of an ordinary musket the other ing twelve He swallows the little one With many contortions he brings them up and the small let is the first to He draws the wires back through his nose and spits A shower of cash rewards his Then he swallows a crams pointed sticks into his ears and and performs a variety of tricks too numerous to be de- We enter a full of knacks and necessaries for my lady's Pearl powder is made up in neat little and with rouge and paints of various Lotions for the and in a thine incomparable A barber is plying his He shaves the combs and plaits the and extracts wax from the The latter operation is a favorite with the false are common here as they are said to be The shop is full of them at a dollar the A distinguished officer of lars bought a few to make a plume for his A stall contains very ordinary china at very exorbitant Among its prizes are a common English price half a and an English with Swiss painted for which double that amount is Here are small boxes labeled Superior congreve without smell or They cost a at their price at is 2 We come to a linen and find Manchester and American cotton and Here is blue stuff for the common tunics and It is labeled John Pender By its side are marked and printed cottons from the Manchester looms in great The prices are 100 per er than at Immense quantities of Russian both red and are to be found in every The cloth is of double thick and It is is sold at 25s. a the price being fixed by the Russian Coming all the way by land from such a price can never but the government is careless as to for this cloth forms the principal object of barter for tea and I have seen to satisfied that the opening of to foreign commerce will encourage an mous trade in all the main branches of English The crowd at our laughs as we enter a pawnbroker's It is full of old clothes being the principal articles in We ask the head man to see the He would be but it is against He deeply regrets must re- fuse our but his orders are ex- After a little pressing he and we are conducted through one court after the buildings containing all that man can from pocket kerchiefs to The goods may be pledged for thirty moons years and a when they are if The rule of interest is 12 per per Here is a large very very and very wen The ice is in blocks full two feet and gives abundant evidence of a severe ier in this Returning home we a tea The cheering beverage s contained in a large brass a hrass with extended wings on its We and bid adieu to the Street of Everlasting A Generous A young man recently made his escape Prom the galleys at He was strong and and soon made his way across the and escaped He arrived next morning before a in an open and stopped to beg something to and for concealment while he reposed a But hel found the inmates of the cottage in the deepest Four little children sat ling in a while the mother was weeping and tearing her and the ther walking the floor in The ley slave asked what was the and the father replied that they morning to be turned out of doors because they could not pay their You see me driven to said my wife and little ones out food or and I without means to provide any for The convict listened to this tale tears of sympathy and then said I will give you the I have but just caped from the whoever secures and takes back an escaped prisoner is en- titled to a reward of fifty How much does your rent amount to Forty the said the put a cord round my I will follow you to the they will recognize and you will get fifty francs for bringing me never exclaimed the astonished children should starve a dozen before I would do so base a The generous young man and at that he would go and de- liver himself if the father did not take After long the latter and taking his preserver by the led him to the and to the or's Everybody was surprised that a little like the had been able to secure such a strong young man but proof was before The fifty francs were and the prisoner sent back to the But after he was the asked a private interview of the to whom he told the whole The mayor was so much he not only enclosed fifty francs more to the but wrote to the minister of begging the noble prisoner's re- The minister examined into the and finding it was a small offence which had the young man to the and that he had already served out half his he ordered his Is not this whole incident beautiful THE CASCADE BRIDGE of the New York Erie one of the wonders of American is about going the way of all wooden Crossing a chasm 185 feet its destruction by fire would have interrupted the business of the road for a long So much anxiety has been felt on this that Mr. while superintendent of the always kept materials ready for throwing a suspension bridge across the in the event of About two years says the it was de- termined to supercede the great bridge and an embankment of broken stone was commenced on the upper This is now and trains have been running over it for the last The water coming over the cascades readily through the broken stone which safe The great bridge is now being taken It is generally in good con- although some of the timbers have The Cascade bridge was erected in 1848, at a cost of It hadja single timber arch of 275 feet clear and was altogether the most remarkable structure of the kind in you please to permit a lady to occupy this said a gentleman to the other day in a railroad Is she an advocate of woman's rights asked the gentleman who was invited to She replied he who was let her take the benefit of her and stand WAKE up here and pay for your said the as he nudged a sleepy stranger with the contribution MASSACHUSETTS will lose one member of Congress by the apportionment under the recent She now has eleven never flatter
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