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La Crosse Independent Republican (Newspaper) - February 7, 1855, La Crosse, Wisconsin LA CROSSE tomtit to nt organ af no dot fc ta tip of VOLUME I. LA FEBRUARY 7, 1855. NUMBER 22. M A AT For Two per uml no paper until lull C r lw t lw I i n no sen 109 .i uf it an Front over N. ft Smith the upper iit ST. From Agency of W. H. 11 GIFT ENTERPRISE A ASP A In the for would I out iln For Die of known in of Hippy tt in H worthy u in The nnt is in It liy u young lovely with IHT iv lino In riom n upon u near ul uml in In N. R. SMITH A. IN Staple Fancy Dry and Bate aud Yankee In announcing to their J. thoy removed to mill COMMODIOUS No. IU Frunt whore they will bv to their old nml nit new tw mny with a Our stock or is HOT large uml by the liret of next our will be complete in every when we our tho ami stock ttf Dry in this to which we In- In lo cull and ex- Our nnd we will thun uny other in du i. 1 OK v fht excursion of up the in honor of the of the Rork Island and nnd by of he contractors of that was on a in the history similar Some seven from tlie ic were freely transported an mine use distance to view the last end link between the Atlantic and the ami to enjoy excursion n la Store and for Sale N. R. SMITH S. 20 nnd 1-2 ID 15 cider 2'> Tallow 10 en iv 2.'> bags C. A. cut 10 bxs 12 ID and window 1.'iO V. H. nnd I. N. In and r Unit did not lull 't IB to wt nml on tho M- 1 in Cook I mill of under i d I M. 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SA OK In s f 1 in- 01 nun I'm i- I. of. will meet in tlw he to j mid 10 i ill Fountain vity 01 in or enclose an November it written inl A. M. by letter with the nl 01 y d. inn t prompt the of t The ing nnd n A. M. the holder to n dinner In fi nnd n vote the return Address orders 1.. W. Market Mo. the can be had H ORBT aud IKON 1 ST nl River on the ninth dny of A. iu Hugh on the loth tiny of nest nt 1> A. In nt 01 the II Ih dny of November nex ut A. M. In nt the of ember A. M. In liml ut the of in on the our ten per limn oilier in All nre in of line of it thi ir ml Ui sivc A done Ihe no- on n lion of nml lUnu l U. minine for the right ot pro to tiny of Ihc School in nnd for the of of be I nl public will from to nine o'clock in the mid the of the until nil buid been for wl HOWARD H. of the wry In 1.1.U W 01 In i w hand nml of 1'uper direct frt and by which olVer for nt W. K. for V. received n direct from the mil rate ft from the point of HIS on the river np to tho new and wonderful city of St. in and to Fort and by land to the Falls of St. The river trip was accomplished lx Monday evening and tlie next Saturday morning the boats stopping at Galena nnd on the upward Above the scenery to opcu upon the voyager iu of singular The bluffa grow higlier and more precipitous and the remarkable sandstone of the banks of the begin to At ono point it requires no ation of funcy to trace the outlines of a ruined castle while nt you see a solitary and the rated embrasures of u Tlie bout glides and from tho steep slope of clothed in as if it had been under careful you see the bare in central mid Inking the form of an ancient us if there reposed the ashes of sonic antediluvian A mile or two further on and the broken en- tablature of ti Grecian with and and on two or three dismembered set iu u wall of as it were a piece of exposed by tlie ing of the which had then been sloped nnd terraced about it by the of and planted by the finest while tlie trees were so as to impart the most picturesque the of these sweeping in curves of enchanting beauty to the is the most surprising feature tlie For scores of miles you may see no sign of nml yet many of these hills like outskirts of a kept from ami limited some gardner to gratify the eye of Here and a sort of dimple is scooped in the lull or you see two noble hills nearly meet at their leaving n to it an On Lake George you see bold and beautiful wooded to the and inter- with rocks and rugged ties that contrast the pervading But on Lake you see grandeur putting on nil forms of beau- and wearing under nil aspects a its ravines arc so ed and that every rugged feature has been softened Us charming hillsides are such as the im- of Watteau used to select for the pastoral and concerts he delighted to The charm of variety is not wanting to these The carves and undulations of verdure assume fanciful and delightful form now sweeping so as to create a regular two high bluffs now sinking into now sparsely dotted with trees now en- tirely bare of aud richly ed with grass now crowned vv ith no- ble and now rising into a and precipitous wall of On our northward we passed through Lake Pepin in the so that we could not see much of its Three of our boats were lashed mid thus proceeded along the length of the exhibiting to any occupants of the shore a startling and fiery On our return we were more for- 1'op in at tltc dawn of a beautiful Toward the southern extremity of the Inke we saw the high with its sandstone known as the It was my fortune to be standing on the with my foot upon a life-preserving and my elbow leaned upon my when some of my lady acquaintances of the excursion broke in upon my con- have come to said one for the authentic version of the gend which gives to that rock its Please to sit aud tell it like u faithful Authorities said as to whether the who threw herself from the had a lover I upon it that she Please to be and YOU shall hear tho whole story though it is many years since I ed it from a Sister of Charity iu But I insist upon a lover mast be said tlie lady number We cannot said for the story w ill come to my recollection by as I go shall w 1 Call said the first call BOCK Rock it shall that many years burthen and A delay to you if you at- to take me with Your men aud young people mast be ded Go Aud was left though be had made a virtue of and exhibited the characteristic stoicism of his in insisting upon thus being he could not re- press the bitter thoughts that visited him as the last lingerers disappeared from hia feeble He recalled the times when he had rallied his people to the victorious or saved them from a well laid or brought them off safely from the assault of He recalled his a- i W V f in the and the casion by foresight and he had averted calamities like the And after all his benefits to his here was his As he was indulging in these he was startled by the sound of crackling and the next moment an Indian girl stood ing before brings you here V said the old Do not or you will miss your people's Already the drifting snow may have covered I do not I stay said throwing some dry boughs on the Would the young fawn perish like buCK to this desperate resolve they would wed me to the chief and I detest In other you love some younger man of the I love no young or un- less it be from I have always had foolish fawn 1 is as good as most I would sooner die than have a if all nre like those Of the exclaimed en- How much better is a wife treated than n dog 1 Look at my mother See her under heavy while her husband ries no more than will keep him The wife most cut tho peel tlie build the sew tlie dle the and cook the She must do every menial while the husband looks on in All this I could bear if she had good treatment after it. But when her ery is she must be or have a stick of wood thrown at her Yesterday my mother was beaten for not beating me hard because I said I would die sooner than and so I would The Indian's is a bad said the old What you say is Indian women arc slaves and Indian old men are as I to you shall not die if I can help it. I will build your peel without shot it at the Leaping high in the he and crimsoned the snow with his Good Spirit which has Befriended me for this was the first deer she had ever With great labor she dragged the carcass to the edge of the and rolled it over the icy crest to the frozen It would have been hard work for strong man to pull it over the and up to the little encampment back of But this she greatly the while lest the wolves would interrupt in the Old eyes sparkled when he saw what the maiden had like ii receive the treasures shortly before the indefatigable Jesuit bark to improve your and break J in tlin toll H fertility which the land is ready to The charm of vegetation which n luxurious soil is spread like a mantle over these You look in vuin for a or barren When the sink on one side of the river they on the other and this peculiarity with a few at Lake till you reach the pine above tho mouth of the St. A hundred miles from the Fulls of St. you puss through which is nn of tho about twenty-four miles and from two to four miles U rightly however as the characteristics of the are here is no perceptible The low covered with and an- overflowed and abraded by the brimming here entirely There is not on island in 1'epin. There are bluffs on both which slope down cleanly on the wa- leaving a narrow rim of but no marshy be- At one the Wisconsin the bluffs nnd a ful platform of land extends before dotted with On the the line of bluffs is at one thrown back to make way for a on the back ground of which nature tins lavished nil that can be of the in the nery of hill and Here and there along the summit line of majestic bluffs you sec a single row of trees at a dis- tance of several feet from one like warriors in Indian 61e. amenity of the landscape lends missionary had penetrated this or given to this beautiful lake the name of that old king of the which it the or Sioux ans occupied the region now partly in- cluded within the limits of Minnesota nnd holes in the ice to catch you For a moment the old Indian was and a un- wonted a little more would have brought tears to his stole through his deserves a better The were confederate I band than any would subdivided into and they differed from the Indians east of the Mississippi in relying more exclusively for their support upon hunting tho bi- They were a aggressive and improvident that ods of famine among them were quite On such occasions they would suddenly break tip their and move to distant hunting grounds leaving their infirm old Mho were unable to behind to On a cold day in on the edge of the clump of trees which you said the olO It is hard to speak against one's own nation but what I have I have does not desire to be a and so she will go I would willingly toil like a 5lnve, if there were loving words and looks to but the angry the the contempt of n is more than I can submit I think the Groat Spirit has made me different from other Saying seized the heading lightly and the snow towards that grove of see a short distance back from Uie j oak which you see in the direction of nn old Indian might have been scon cowering about a had been left to die His the cut a bundle of dry and brought them to the The man and maiden then partook driven by had gone j of n frugal meal of dried and when the night come one of. them west in search of the A smell pile of some morsels of a a birchen filled with and a bow and arrows were by watched the fire while the other The next crossed the lake on the ice to that bluff with his side and a few stakes covered the hollow on its to re- with deer disposed in a formed the am for his ter and The was ered with ami the wind blew keenly from the my the old man had when some to hesitate in their act of go where you enn get Leave me to the Great Spirit's At the best I have but a while I should be a What her joy on dis- covering traces of deer She had brought the old man's bow nnd arrows with and she resolved to lie in wait for the game on which not only her own but another's seemed now to Her vigilance was A noble deer came bounding by ards an opening which lies just back of the With beating heart fixed the arrow in the and Here is he keep you from starving till To keep us rejoined The old man shook his but said What wonld my father say ed after a long Should I leave my trust in the Great Spirit aud be Wait here through the winter as long as you can get food but do not tarry after you have the ripe strawberry iu the summer promised go beyond the to the country of the Algon where you will find the pale fa ees of whom you have aud who will teach you much that will do you people good should you ever return ti bowed her head in nc that she had stored uj in her memory all that the old mai had She then cooked but he partook and bade her while he Th command was not for sh had been much fatigued by her She slept profoundly for some then started up waked by the and found that the fire was decaying She heaped upon it some then turning to j said you shall now take your turn to Ko answer came from seized him by the arm it was cold and The soul of the old warrior had de- The maiden sat in jig affliction for many The an- guish of utter bereavement and lation seemed to deprive her even of the relief of At length she re- called her promises to the old She found a place under a high where the ground was yet zen and here she dug a grave nnd deposited his mortal And it was not till nil this was and the snow had been replaced over the spot of and the fire had been anew with that tears and lamentations found vent with il But the grief of the young nnd healthy is like a flesh wound that be- falls them it soon Left ly to her own found hourly occupation for ber hands and and at night slept so profoundly on she often could not remember that she had even She enlarged the little wam so as to make quite a neat well and with a floor of on which was spread the skin of a By laying large strips of bark sloping against the trees to which the wigwam she made a safe place for the deposit of the son and other She con- a canoe in anticipation of thr river's melting in the spring and out of the she made moccasins and And then n good part of the day was occupied in cutting and bringing in wood so that had little time for idle or desponding Occasionally when the wind and the snow whirled in eddies over the she would sit and feed the Crc for and then strange thoughts would visit her and tbe con- of ber lonely situation would press her Bnt she was naturally cheerful and hopeful and her were oftener bright than She was saddest when sbe thought of a lit le sister who had died tbe winter Bnt one night she dreamed that little came to htr lonely and promised to lead her in good time to a laud more beautiful than any sbe bad yet there birds and finite sll he year and where no violence was words were After was and sue loved to recall all the of her There were brothers whom she bad to leave in deserting did not grieve for hern Alas I like all Indian hey had been bred up to treat their with contempt and ignominy and the effect of a vile education had been such as to blunt their natural and to make then regard the sentiment as a weakness which no boy who hoped to become a great ought to The winter months had never ed to less with its cold and with its torrents of had and the south wind unlocked the fettered and the blue waters of Lake again sparkled in the and the verdure began to creep over bluff and and the delicate age to fringe the and bright Cowers to open amid the springing grass and by the borders of the winter experience hud en her a feeling of independence and made the of old what I ly twitting them the bet te had bought daughter at twice and been cheated it the As had degree of ik tka the old couple felt very at their daughter's it placed them iu a position of debton to evidently by kit and was aot to Ut them sleep orer the debt they had in- There mation of general faction at Ute appearance of Her first act was to St. If of her and everything impede her She placed an arrow iu tbe of her retreated a few led tkc approaching party to There was something M ions in her tone that they instantly o- She then briefly that she had from her tribe that she looked ot nowi of them far and she To her father replied violent ordering her to to self which was in itself a Slie by a of be- Ho fore had Uio known the true luxury Double the between If heretofore she had ed the or it if she would not come to her Affectionate parents T At tame could tee hot threaten her mother with hit bidding her to join in hu and lamentations But waa the amiable it as arrow i nnd as she snuffed the pure j nor to hear thu was but to anticipate her degradation the moment she entered the filthy els where her people were Sbe had a womanly sense of which now she could indulge ed. She delighted in and her delight was now by tering She in i tire and and in strength and nnd as she snuffed the pure morning saw sun lor icar soiling the eastern or as she looked np lo the starry or to the coruscations of tho Aurora by she would exclaim the Great Spirit is generous nnd good it is muu only who is and who spoils the gifts that are lavished on his nice It was one of the last days of as was descending to that beautiful where the little now she saw a red berry amid the and plucked it. She then remembered in- aud walked musingly back to her It was almost with a pang of regret that she prepared to leave this beautiful the means of subsistence seemed so dant around her wa- ter seemed so in rendering ap their stores and as summer came tho whole landscape was clothed iu such affluent beauty the verdant blaffs swept in such graceful curves to the edge and the distant prairie began to have its ling waves of green so luxuriantly Out might there not be fair spots ard of the lake She would go as had recommended but first she would ns a some of the beautiful stones scattered along the These as you are are agates and and Lake iu has yielded them in abundance for many descended and ran along the shore as far as the point we arc now She would stop here nnd there to pick up a handful of and as she saw others more she would throw aside those she hod and replace them with new Sho was thus lured on to wander several miles and the evening twilight was far advanced before regained her It was now too late to start her matter she would com- mence it early the nest When morning there were many preparations to make and the sun had been np a couple of hours be- fore she had set forth on her She carried her canoe fastened by a strap to her her hatchet aud ar- rows in her and for cral days in a pooch of that hong at her What was her dis- after descending the hill and ing through yonder little belt of in coming suddenly upon an In- dian encampment 1 ing to retreat unseen bat this was now Several cd np and approached and a ond glance was not needed to assure her that among them she saw her and mother and ber haUd This bad the do if he where he then icr that he bought her in fair trade of icr and that in common esty she ought to coinc and be his he told her that he had Imt thne all of whom happy he had been successful iu Imil collected a good number of i a quantity of greeso he nad also taken the scalp of a and stolen a horse in there was not a young woman in tbe tribe who would not Iw proud of the tion he now offered to the leaning on her replied a your wife I will tierer be Yon say you bare but three there was n who died of a blow from her What a brave he mutt be I There is who is blind of nn How did she lose it O grant with your one nnd I will venture to n woman's Never will I be your wife never will 1 be one of your people again Go vent your upon the who arc left to and content this time the rage of was at its regardless of he forth with a howl to her who had dared to give to such unwelcome But as a and swifter than gained an tion from which she again aimed an arrow at her He threw self on the and tbe arrow lodged in the trunk of a tree distance a be i to his and strained every sinew to overtake with tbe cose and grace of an the ran All the young men of the encampment were by this time in Ml chase for they knew that they expect no grace from were officious in assisting ran to the lop of Uw where her wigwam and threw herself panting upon a bed of fragrant she had prepared nasM days She had hardly a minute the sound of cs and roused and ing to her she saw with three or four from the south aad few rods In. a of she again wt an arrow the and for the benefit of your T. shot itat him before to had tisM to torn It lodged in above UM it smV tor the of hit wites or hit cd at this with
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