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Grant County Witness (Newspaper) - June 23, 1859, Platteville, Wisconsin Editor and Proprietor amd Interests tike People Dollar VOL LANCASTER WISCONSIN THURSDAY JUNE 23 GRANT COUNTY WITNESS IS Every Homing BY ISRAEL SANDERSON At Lancaster Wisconsin Single per annum in advance u eight months Curus of five per annum in advance twenty 1.00 76 60 6.50 12.00 to In the mod twenty An extra copy will be give the getting up either of the Clubs Club rates will not apply to the village of Lancaster STATES GOVERNMENT President James Buchanan of Pennsylvania John C of Ky of Slate of Michigan Secretary of War JohnB of Secretary of Navy Isaac Toucey of Conn Secretary of Treasury Cobb of of Interior Jacob Thompson f Miss Attorney S General Joseph of Office Thos Commissioner of Indian Altos G W of Pensions Minnt Chief Justice of Supremo Rogur B Justices John fumes M John Voter V Samuel Nelson O Clifford Jolm A United States Jacio IS Doolittle in John f Potter Charles H Larrabee STATE GOVERNMENT Governor W Randall William II Governor Campbell State David Jones Treasurer Samuel Hastings General Gabriel Houck Hank Comptroller Joel C Squires Slate Superintendent Lyinan C Draper State Prison Commissioner Ed M Adjutant General Amasu Cobb Supreme Chief Justice Luther S Bison Associate Justices D Smith Cole Circuit o of Circuit 51 M It Virgin of District William Waldorf Lancaster II A W Potosi James W Beaton Cassville COUNTY OFFICERS County William William II Foster John B of Deeds J H Evuns Clerk of Circuit Court John Clerk of the of W II Treasurer J A Prosecuting Attorney Jos T Mills Surveyor J W Coroner Stephen Mahood TOWN OFFICERS C Thomas Stanley William Richardson Clerk L J Woolley School Superintendent J II Justices Stephen Mahood Wood R Francis II Aimer Dyer Assessor Stephen Mahood Treasurer U BuiM K II Liscom Jolm TV Heed W in Walker Board of C- Holloway George William Alcorn Treasurer D 11 Build Clerk L J Woolley My soul thy sacred image keeps My midnight dreams are all of Tot nature then in silence steeps And land and still mysterious hour How oft from waking dreams I start To find thee hut a fancy flower Thou cherished idol of my Thou hast each thought and dream of mine Have I in tuni one thought of thine T thine my dreams be be say here I claim from theu Only one Kentle Mny e'er blest visions from above Vlay gently round thy happy heart And the sweet beams of peace and love Ne'er from thy heart depart Farewell I my dreams are still of Hast thou one tender thought for ine My joys like summer birdo may fly And hoped like summer bloom depart But there's one flower that cannot Thy holy memory in my heart No dews that one flower's cup may fill to its leaves bo given will live and flourish still As deathless as n thing of My soul greets thine unasked unsought Host thou for ine one thought Farewell farewell I my far-off friend 1 Between us broad blue rivers And waves and plains extend And mountains in the sunlight The wind thitt breathes upon tliy brow Is not the wind that breathes on mine The star beams shining ou thee now Arc n'ot the that on me But memory's spell is Canst past forget The bitter tears that thou and I May shed by anguish bowed Exalted in the noontide sky Shall meet and mingle in the And thud my much-loved friend though vre Far far apart must live and move when God shall Pet them free Can mingle in the world of love This were an ecstasy to O would it be a joy to thee be And But I mnst explain the matter caught the arm of John and started in the direction of the street I fear is a slight ing faltered John attempt- ing to withdraw his arm it's true that ruy name is John Of course and my name is Joshua Meirs and you are to marry my daughter Bella I can see no cause of standing in the matter he ed at same time beckoning to the driver of the and renewing his hold upon John arm Hallo there this The driver held up and Mr Meirs in spite of the half-formed remonstrance of John Peters hurried him in the and in five minutes more they were ascending the marble steps of the merchant's residence Is Bella at inquired Mr Meirs of the servant on the landing though I dislike the idea of ing you up to the absent John answered our hero with the same winning smile especially as you have a natural antipathy to cousins red hair I don't see the Use of explaining Suppose we both keep quiet and let it go for granted that cousin what And then supposing that he thinking me cousin John should insist on our be- ing married before the genuine John Peters comes 2 Q it would be- delightful I I do so hate to marry my cousin besides I like There isn't the least romance in marrying one's sin especially such a cousin as John ters of Baltimore Here Bella laid her pretty white hand on John's arm and But yon don't Troth an I think it was the young I care for me of course you wouldn't like mistress's voice I was hearing just Mr Meirs led the way in the direction indicated while John much embarrassed followed He felt it was high time some explanation was offered But Mr Meirs to be married to please me I don't blame you neither for I wouldn't marry my cousin John if I could help it On the cried John clasping the little hand warmly I would give the world for that happy privilege Then you must promise me to ay J H HYDE PHYSICIAN ami Surgeon Office one north of the Mansion House Main street Lancaster Wisconsin REWEY HOUSE Formerly Butler Street Wis M J W Bewey proprietor and yard for M C W RYLAND A CO und General Deal Lancaster Wisconsin nre at al times tu their rates May 27 and at tin BARBER A A ami Counselors n in the Fifth and Sixth Judicia made TUey will also attend to the purchase and sale o and the payment of taxes i T icv HA EP i Co May V TT L J WOOLLEY Grant county paid to the Bounty Lana and Claims Securing Payment of Taxes Location ol the Collecting of Debts in this and adjourn counties etc Lancaster Wis May 1859 IN A SITUATION JOHN PETERS had just graduated from the Mercantile College in New York and with a recommendation and a diploma in his pocket was now in search of a tion lie was a good-looking young man of twenty-three had earned with his own hands the money Prof Ferdinand Costello do Guer had received in charge for his education and if we mistake not ohn Peters was a native of a small town Connecticut which some over- ht on the part of previous compilers ad the misfortune to be entirely over- by the great Mr Brooks in his scrutiny of the State For fear of rendering the classical s being the of our hero we ball refrain from further mention of it that the curiosity we have already will induce future compilers to be more accurate in their researches and hus in the course of time may conic to awarded to the aforesaid town in spite its present isolation and obscurity its lue share of geographical importance In what part of the city John Peters resided or he happened to be on hat morning to which we refer is a point not clearly shown I am sorry however the locality of John Peters might tend to strengthen the of John and prevent him had this fact with some other important items been established in the mind of the wealthy and Joshua from the pretty bird which policy and worldly calculation had already beat into the brush for John Peters second That John Peters had been looking over the morning papers can not be doubted was too much with one idea identity of John Peters and his j gtm the rest as it proposed connection with the Meirs you? heed the confused and broken keep You sentences of our hero and the next ment found him face to face with the most beautiful creature lie had ever seen This is said Mr Meirs with some pride you doubtless remember her This is your cousin John I hope These girls are always perverse you have not forgotten him What in the j lovers are out of sight but Most answered John if it pleases you I should be a brute to ob- ject shouldn't I On his return and to his no little de- light Mr Meirs found Bella deeply inter- ested iu cousin John I thought you would come a wife I with you in this respect you shall have it own way Our hero who in truth independent of the charms of her person had looked upon Bella as somewhat frivolous was equally charmed by the remark and had the casion warranted would have a kiss of approbation upon her lips During the time which elapsed between this arid the day set for the marriage his daughter Mr Meirs ing with good humor and enjoyment Ho made several presents to the poor acquaintance and even gave Bella the sum of five hundred dollars to be used if she chose for the same purpose In the meantime our hero was living in the greatest possible intimacy with Bella Every day they walked rode or sung gether while the merchant looked on and entered into their plans with increasing satisfaction At the long anticipated Friday arrived and a few chosen guests were at the residence of to witness the nuptials Peters had exhausted his last lar in remunerating the tailor who had him his wedding coat and by the assistance of the barber who had trimmed his moustache cut arid his hair after the most approved style our hero was really as fine a looking man as could be found anywhere within the of the city and Mr Meirs and Bella were not a little proud of introducing him among their aristocratic friends The must forgive him for his sake it nothing more As for you Bella I shan't say to-night whether 1 will forgive you or not It will depend mainly on how succeed in pacifying cousin Suffice it to say for the final gratification of the reader that John Peters of more was readily pacified after a suitable explanation and apology being tendered him by his cousin on the following day and what is still further averred did ally laugh at the circumstance so heartily that for a moment his face was redder than his hair And still further by those who have a right to know it has affirmed that John Peters of Connecticut became not only a model husband to Bella but a model Mr Meirs in all wag first made by a HoU property in Cincinnati The manufacture of hto Europe in 551 V Post offices iron established in Europe in 1464 and in the United StaUa nino There arc upwards of one thousand aix vessels navigating the lakes The expenses of the last Congram be- ng each member world makes you stare so Bella I told hair would bo as dark ns your own by this time but you didn't believe it Here Mr Meirs consulted his watch and Bnt I must be in Wall street by ten so I shall be obliged to trust you to your own government till With this Mr Meirs departed leaving mighty warm hearted and agreeable when they have once got together Howbeit I fancy there is a slight vein of duplicity in the best of them I do 0 no papa so hasty in your conclusions for haven't I told you all along that cousin John's hair was red and that my principal objection was based our hero indescribably confused No that fact But you sec there is a slight mistake for his hair pointing to the is quite dark and 1 most readily confess papa I like Jolm very a great deal better thin I expected to I do indeed said Mr Meirs if I were in John's place I would just take the liberty to strike while the iron is hot There is nothing gained by delays and sooner was he gone than Bella burst out into a ringing laugh arid How Merriment is said to ba contagious John Peters laughed a response Bella and he had u most beautiful way of doing it which Bella in spite of the novelty of their situation really with a blush There has been a great mistake pastor who presided over the church with which Mr Meirs was connected had ready arrived accompanied by a clerical acquaintance While Bella attired in a dress of white satin with a veil ed by a crown of flowers had just entered resting on the arm of the During the sensation created by the en- trance of the bride another door was opened and a young man some five feet four inches in height with dusty garments and very red hair was pushed in by the servant and with much amazement de- on his freckled unprepossessing in the nearest any particular countenance sank down chair without said Peters bowing sorrowfully as though vou might be as far oft the handle I said Bella are trying to cover up your red hair with a wig I hate red hair and the change makes you look j so does indeed It is all a persisted John reddening I never wore a wig in my Then you must have colored it for it- was red ten years ago and I used to at vou when I was and advised as yon wore a week ago O no I nm not so fickle but I will leave the whole matter to you and John Whatever he and yon think proper I will submit to I must confess I like him a great deal better than I expected There Bella you talk like a sensible cried Mr Meirs I knew you would I like your resolutions There is nothing so rare in the world as a sensible girl at vour time of life John is no fop or observation at the time from the rest of the company assembled As the ceremony progressed and the question was asked by the clergyman if any to the bans he of the red hair and freckles rose up and I ob- ject Mr Clergyman most decidedly ob- Horace Greeley on Horace Greeley writes to the from Manhattan May that he likes Kansas better than he expected that the soil is richer watered that the timber is more generally diffused and the country more rolling The other side picture we quote But an unpleasant truth must be stated There are too many idle shiftless people in Kansas I speak not here of lawyers gentlemen speculators and other who are in excess here as else where I allude directly to those who cal themselves settlers and who would be farmers if they were any thing man squatted oh a in: cabin which would make a fair but is unfit for a human habitation there living from hand to mouth by a little of this and n little of that with hardly an acre of prairie broken sometimes without a fence with no garden no fruit trees no for some one to come along and buy out his claim arid let him move on to repeat the operation somewhere is enough to give a- cheerful man the horrors Ask the squatter what he means and he can give you a hundred good excuses for his miserable condition he has no breaking team he has little good he has had the his family has been sick two years and some stock by the border ruffians etc etc cried Mr Meirs springing lest it set the on fire from the fact that precisely nine o'clock a I What an awkward cried WM E CARTER A awl Counselor Crant Wisconsin Collections carefully tt ami Particular attention to payment of and examination of Lancaster Wisconsin May ISM STEPHEN O PAINE at Law Solicitor in Chancery m found him standing at the door of Mr Joshua Meirs counting Joshua Meirs having advertised that 11 rning for a book-keeper Mr I believe I have the honor of addressing Mr Joshua Meirs said John Peters touching his hat and bowing profoundly in the direction indicated The responded Mr Meirs with a frigidly dignified nod Can I be of any service to you Please proceed John Peters hesitated and glanced about the the presence of Mr Meirs was recognizable in every object shall I If there only a hole thought John But there was no hole and our hero My name is Peters Mr Meirs sprang from his arm chair ns you to keep one eye open when you slept i He will make you a good husband will look after your interests and I think will be worthy of you As for the ding John it shall be left to say Bella willing and I can see nothing to prent its taking place right away To say that our hero was perfectly un- affected by these remarks would be pre- 1 I sinning too much think whatever you think John It is true that I am John Peters the John Peters you take me for and as for having red hair I never had that honor 1 assure you It was now Bella's turn to look prised And who re cried Bella you not John Peters of Baltimore On the contrary I am John Peters of Connecticut a graduate from the tile College and at present in search of a situation -I am not your cousin and COBB Jk MESSMORE and nt Land and Agents Mineral Point and U is C k M Law and to and Collections ia all of Wisconsin Minnesota and Northern IOWA Special attention piven to practice iu the the United States al tin at In Court up Block Front m A C EASTLAND and Counselor at w Center county Wis PRIEST Jk MINER ATTORNEYS at Law Wisconsin will all t entrusted lo them EASTLAND HASELTINE said John Any arrangement agreeable to you will be equally so to me I have great respect and affection for Miss Meirs and if I can be so far forgiven as my cr saw you to before j j safaly that to be the husband of your daughter this moment or at any future time be to me the i day Though I must confess that you an the prettiest girl I ever saw and I to envy the genuine John Peters your cousin for I can't help liking you a great I deal already You do Indeed how choicest gift of to bestow sensible said and as you nre obliging p T n i to leave the matter to my direction I shall though he a shock from some j you are not my cousin from saj from Friday the day on which anticipated your coming This invisible battery John Peters By all that's gracious cried Mr Meirs embracing him And here like an old simpleton I have been what is better still my father thinks you are I detest a cousin for my husband and above all a red haired husband But will give Bella ample time for all necessary preparations and you also to apprise how did it happen should make I and such other friends at treating you thinking you n stranger all such an odd mistake Tell me nil about j more choose to invite the while according to the most rigid rules of etiquette I deserve to be blowed it the fact whole thing was for having ever studied Count de Okay's j a mistake from beginning to end and was attributable to an advertisement in the But how is your father stupid in I can see him in every I morning paper turc of your good spirits I j book-keeper and advertised on Your father wanted a I saw the toward and confronting the excited young man of the red hair and freckles And who are you that dare to object to my daughter's marriage with her cried the enraged Mr Meirs shaking his fist in the face of the terrified intruder Speak L or by my faith I will bundle you head foremost into the of the red hair while you continue so cited my cried the chant still more excited in his tone I'll just give you to understand that you have no right to dictate in my own house And suiting the action to the word he the intruder by the shoulder and forced him out of the room cried Mr Meirs turning to the clergyman please with the emony Agreeably with Mr Meirs request the ceremony proceeded and in less time than it takes us to relate it John Peters and Bella were indissolubly united in the bonds of wedlock No sooner was the ceremony over than Bella clasping her husband's hand knelt before her father and Forgive us dear father for the deception we have practiced upon you This is not cousin John of Baltimore who under the sun ia he cried Mr Meirs glancing about the room in a most bewildered manner It is Jolm Peters but not cousin John husband came in the first place to you in search of a situation and you forgetting that there might be another John Peters in the world besides your IB Buchanan an The Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Press says that the fully prepared speech of the President made at Weldon N the subject of a good deal of remark He does not say that he will not be a candidate for re- election but he is looked upon in political circles as having a decided the other way True he says for at the age I will have attained when my term shall have ended and when I shall go into re- man is warned to remain at rest and prepare for that great event which must overtake us all Presidents an the injunction Be ye always ready for ye know not the day or the hour ilis time to be ready is when my term shall Of all the different species of wood that of the pomegranate tree is said to have he specific gravity their ance in Savannah They were raised ia Burke county Georgia Newspapers were first published rope in 1562 The nnt paper published in the United States was at Boston in The Syracuse if Y of a hen's egg weighing one pound and twelve ounces which had been sent to that office for inspection containing a lot of wooden-soled shoes supposed to date back to the tima of exhumed in phia the other day Hailstones from the sixe of partridge eggs to that of goose eggs fell in dega county Alabama recently doing considerable damage What is the difference between troth and Ol Truth crushed to earth but eggs won't Why mischievous boy who tics a tin lantern to the caudal appendage of his dog like the poet's hero Because he points a moral and adores A locofoco paper in Mississippi that since the days of Jefferson we have never had more popular President than James ex- have ended when I sball into re- ception of Andrew Two bottles containing curious tions of gold and silver coin hare ploughed up at Suney county Virginia The money is of English and Spanish in each One of the largest mado iu the United States was made for a new now building at the Kittery It was a- steam condenser and nineteen tuns of metal were used in t casting New Greek Slave which is now made to palatial store of has been placed there it is said ornament alone but a model I be allowed my preference in this answered our at Bella for encouragement I would T 0 nephew John have innocently assisted us much rather not mention it to my father neP e and friends till afterwards and thus give them an agreeable surprise In fact be- I no matter about the an- i advertisement and applied directly for the j fore j you morning I had not even arrived in the morning j situation Before stating my business of fortune tired out no doubt Yes of course how introduced myself as Peters whereupon interposed Bella could you to bo otherwise father there j not feel much night I your be another John Peters iu the world -i bundled me into an and harried dream of your coming be- LU u r IK i rt v me here before I could offer an fore the expiration of another i your father might not feel much like journeying so soon after an attack of As for me a great deal which would them iu father said in his letter a week from Friday let me see is Wednesday which wouM Iwe it a from day UNITED STATES HOTEL Wisconsin Cor- of P Ward Mav are just as Here comes tbe it will take us within two minutes walk of niy is at home this morning She can't help but How odd Bella And vou are not my cousin then after all but I rather like you and am not a little pleased with the because we together father's i take and the absent John red hair on such an occasion to some poor families who are starving in this city cried Mr Meirs with enthusiasm and glancing at Bella with a world of pride and affection spoken my daughter such j deuce and such charitable yon will a pattern ofi in carrying out the deception Therefore vou him father for he is far less to blame first place beins deceived in the name and we in the second place having the misfortune to greatly pleased with each other it was quite natural to yield to the A The General Assembly of the little State of Island Adjourned on tlie 3rd instant after a session of four to meet again on the second Monday of January 1860 There were only four public one making ations for the support of the Government one authorizing the City idence to fill vacancies in the municipal offices one authorizing the laying of water pipes in the District of Pawtucket purposes and one regulating the sale of stone linie burned Richard Opinion Richard Cobden Reform Politician says of our American politics A Democrat swaggers as if the belonged to a on the contrary hesitates doubts and acts as if a victory were too good for him The one utters fearlessly the moat sentiments as if they were a merit the other apologizes for the expression of the moat striking truths Your lican party lacks pluck ation I answered Mr with much apparent chagrin I have just had the honor of turning your cousin ont of doors which makes a compound blander on my part To tell jon the truth Bella I am far more with my own ity than with any one else As for John added Mr Meirs in a tone I think I Jerome Old Jerome said in Paris the other with a very desponding The days of are come No no your You are old enough to know any thing said the Eved through licit all I tell you sir are again in figure for the trying on of hooped t ladies always desiring see how they will fit before making a purchase J About lobsters are sent to the Boston persons residing at Gloucester who fishermen along the coast of Maine in the the months of March May and June They are taken to in well boats and an average of five cents each making an aggregate of per annum of Alexander burled ago ini were a day or two since exhumed for the purpose of hiit have within t few The coffin being of to be almost perfectly sound and the cton appeared quite perfect Mr Walter Hunt Tf ew Yoik on the 8th Among a machine for cutting hy a single operation a nail machine a flax spinning apparatus for palp by one operation and sundry im- ad that he was die original inventor the According to the latest the neat of war via the non of the French army wiD with the inn great that tbe Muskets were invented and toil in England rn 1421 to DM tbe at 3.38
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