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Prairie Du Chien Patriot (Newspaper) - July 13, 1847, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin I M t J II I A L AMD 1 A C T JUSTICE TO AIL M VOL PRAIRIE DU CHIEN TUESDAY JULY 13 1847 MO em IB CKW AT WJ CHIEN CRAWFORD Co T W T TERMS to Mail Two to whose Fifty ww no pi Id the and of the will ADVERTISEMENTS Will lot the at the fbv Law TlM on letien this Office HID in order to ve attention will be the are SHADOWS OF DEATH TUB MRS JAMES GRAY There's a feverish thrill in my veins There's a pulse in my brow I feel that no refuge remains Save one for the weary one now I hear a voice in the breeze That tolls of a fairer home A murmur amidst the trees That softly whispers come I shall go down to the grave Just when my sun is Down to wave Just when my fame is nearest when the light of Looked for in vain so often Casts on life's path its reflection The rugged way to soften Weave a wreath for my head And weave it of faded roses i See that ye make ray bed Where the first paie spring reposes flowers are best For the grave of the early perished And quiet shall mv rest Where the worm is THE ESTRANGEMENT BY ELLEN ASHTON Who do think I have just seen walking with Mary said a young lady entering the house of an quaintance Who was the eager reply for the speaker was quite as fond of gossipping as her visitor 41 Henry Le Clere 1 Only think what a match that would be for Mary So rich so handsome and of such a high family but then I suppose there's tle danger of as Mr Le Clere i attentive to Emily Melton who is far prettier Only you know the not if it happen wouldn't it make a talk A few minutes afterwards the visitor took her leave Her friend remained at a while longer but finally the Wight morning and the absence of er visitors induced her to assume net and shawl for the purpose of making a few At the first place she ed she found the parlor full It was not before she said Have you heard that Henry Le Clere is quite intimate with Mary said half a dozen Are you not mistaken said one of present however after a A week ago Mr Le to my knowledge did not know Miss Oh 1 there can be BO doubt of the young coloring up at this implied reproof Miss Green saw Mr Le Clere Mary walking this log and she said he WHS very attentive indeed A week you know to fall in love is quite sufficient I wonder if they were engaged before many days The speaker said more than she knew to be exactly true but she had been pi- at baring her story doubted and ehe was determined to support it at all odds and so annoy Miss Thomas who Had questioned its accuracy She fore added Iff was Emily I be dreadfully I don't know that I apeak to him Every body thought hisa as good as engaged to her A short time afterwards the company broke up and as gossiping was an almost universal habit the each lady rehearsed the usual additions and variations what ehe bad beard of Mr Le Clere Mary four and Emily Melton By evening the story had grown to be quite a serious affair Mr Le Clere so the ers had it was engaged to Miss Balfour having fallen in love with her on the very night he first saw her This tale had reached Emily Melton from three or four officious friends and false as it was there unfortunately to be several corroborating which induced her to give it credence Le Clere bad only ed from the tour of Europe about six months before and being rich well born and handsome had become quite dily the match of the village Caressed on all hands he had yielded himself to the whim of the moment and flirted without remorse since he saw that his fortune and not himself was the object of pursuit It was not until he had spent three months thus that he met Emily Melton she having been absent on a visit to New York at the time of his ar- rival From the evening of their first acquaintance a change came over Le Clere He saw in Emily a pure high minded girl with a heart full of the no- blest and warmest impulses and his soul at once yielded her the homage it had withheld from the ting bells with whom he had hitherto been thrown into contact But Emily was not easily to be won The wealth of Le Clere was nothing in tier eyes and she had heard him so often accused of coquetry that at first she shrank from his advances though all the time yielding a silent admiration to bis talents his accomplishments and the goodness of heart which she could not help seeing so many evidences But the persevering devotion of Le Glere at length triumphed Emily's reserve and coldness gradually wore off Admitted to a closer acquaintance Le Clere saw new charms in our heroine and she in turn beheld daily more and more of the really noble nature of her beloved S till Emily was not one to be wooed and won easily She kept a strict guard on her heart and repelled all hasty advances so that Le Clere knew he would not dare to tell her all he felt until a longer acquaintance bad better tested his worth it was not until a short week before the opening of our story that he had tured to hint his love in words Emily trembled at the blissful what woman loving would with instinctive modesty she shrunk from a more open avowal that evening though the glance of her eye told her lover he need not despair The en- trance of a visitor broke off this critical interview but neither was any longer ignorant of each other's love At least so thought Emily For two days therefore she experienced a she had never felt before For two days she knew her lover would be absent for on parting he had pressed her hand and told her that unavoidable business called him away for that peri- od That route pressure was returned for the first time by Emily and even in her heart thrilled when she thought of this first unmistakeable ment of her love To Emily's surprise the two days sed without Le return A third and fourth elapsed yet still he neither came nor sent any messenger At first she comforted herself with the thought that business unavoidably protracted his absence but if so why did he not write By the end of the week she grew sick at heart for perhaps he was ill or ing and the suspense was But now when she had heard that he was in the village and well and that he was engaged to Miss Balfour all at once she recollected what she had been told coquetry and the conviction ed across her that she was a new victim to IMS art He only waited till he could assure himself of my love and then deserted she exclaimed with wounded pride Heavenly Father support me In this trial Had poor Emily longer she mi girt not have been so hasty in ning Le Clere but unfortunately for her in the first burst of outraged maidenly modestly her lover himself was seen a oh ing the house He caught sight of her as she sat at the window ed She returned it haughtily and ed away He shall not triumph over she said for it is for that he comes she said opening the parlor door as the servant passed down the hall tell Mr Le Clere I am engaged and shall be whenever he calls With these words she ascended to her chamber where she flung herself on the bed in an agony of tears Her lover was thunderstruck at re- this message He had that ning only returned and happening to meet Miss Balfour in the street had ed her fora square or two as their routes lay in the same direction Urgent ness had kept him engaged all day but seizing the first moment of leisure to it Emily his heart had thrilled to see her at the window and he rang the bell with a quick glad jerk impatient to clasp her small fair hand he little knew the mischief that idle tongues had been preparing for Emily and him exclaimed Le Clere re- the servant's words Why I saw her but now at the window And will always be engaged when you call she told me to say sir Le Clere colored over cheek and brow turned to depart But better thoughts came to his aid and he paused There be some he said addressing the servant go and tell your mistress that I wish to see her if only fur a minute he added to himself as the girl departed Emily will not dismiss me unheard What can be the matter The servant speedily returned ing him a card On it was written Miss Melton cannot see Mr Le Clere and he knows why Base Le Clere as he tore the card into pieces and crushed it under bis heel Then he left door in- wardly vowing to allow a ciliation even if Miss Melton ing her should seek one We are narrating a story of real life and not a visionary tale of Neither nor her lover were above the weakness common to humanity and therefore they both acted perhaps more hastily in this critical moment than their after judgment quite approved But each was proud each thought the other had done the injury Was it therefore that they still kept aloof froni each other smily after she learned fcs Clere had only returned io the village this day she sed to see him began to think he might not have intended to desert her and her love might have conquered her pride il ehe had not seen Miss Balfour pass the window the day attended by Le Clefe Her lover yet was rant of the cause of her conduct and therefore thought her heartless with this belief he was in danger of falling into his former skepticism as to the and purity of woman's love and had already begun a flirtation wite Several days had now elapsed Poor smily one moment regretted her con- duct as too hasty and again she ined her lover really faithless since she heard daily of his attentions to MISS Bal four Tormented by conflicting feeling her health was rapidly giving way She spent her nights in tears If she had consulted her own wishes she would have secluded herself from all society but pride forced her to assume a gay smile and see her acquaintances as il nothing had occurred she de- termined to go to a which was to be given by the gentlemen of the age to their fair acquaintances and her absence from which might be remarked was little used to deception it was moreover repugnant to her nature accordingly she never had a more cult task than to seem happy on this casion when in reality her heart was al most breaking Yet she succeeded in her task so well that at first Le Glere who had narrowly watched her thought her still a heartless flirt J but as the day advanced he noticed that her gaiety was often extravagant and that the look of agony visible in the corners of her mouth when she was silent belted her mirth Could it be he asked himself that she suffered as well as Was it possible that some one had represented him and thai she thought him guilty This thought having once intruded it- self unto Le Clere's mind could not now be got rid of With what emotions of pity he gazes on the altered looks of Emily end bow he longed to fly to her side and ask an explanation But pride interposed and turning away be joined Balfour Emily rould sustain her part no when she saw this and unable to remain with the party she hastily ed to a secluded part of the wood where unobserved she could indulge her tears She had not long been gone when Clere noticed her absence at the same moment an acquaintance joined said be to our hero so HISS Balfour is to be the happy one I used to think it would be sweet Emily Melton j but faith I they fell in love with ler rival at first sight and were ed before the week was out I don't understand said coldly for this was the first time fie had heard his name associated with that of wist Balfour I have only known Balfour for a night and for the first week of that riod I was in New you name has been used rather too freely Oh 1 I beg ray dear said his companion an easy good careless man but I'm sure I heard of the engagement a week ago and it was all over town now that I come to think of it before night of the very day when I recollect seeing them land from the steamboat new light broke in upon Le Clere Could this report have been the cause of Emily's haughty She ought not to have believed it but it was dent she suffered as much as He determined to waive his pride and seek again fur an It was not long before he found the ping girl Emily started up at the sight of him and would have Aed But he gently detained her I have one question to he said and Wen you go it yon will Did any false tell you I was engaged to miss Balfour and was that the reason you refused to see me last week looked up with Surprise through her tears His tones were those of nant innocence I did hear the replied half derly half those appealing eyes were lifted to his soul read soul and assured ol his innocence fell sobbing on Le Clere's bosom I wish there were no such thing al in the said Le Clere after all had been explained and leaning on his arm was walking homeward but I will ferret this affair out and force those who have made themselves so busy and done so rauch harm to retract their assertions A tle more and their foul tongues might have estranged us for life Le Clere kept his word He up the rumor to its source and the chief they had done fur a time cured the guilty parties oi their But we fear the benefits were only mo fur the gossipping it as bad as it ever was in the of which we write though neither nor her band have allowed themselves to be by it since their first and last ARRIVALS or copy from the N Y Herald the following in- statistics relative to the arrival of emigrant passengers and number of deaths that have taken place amongst them at sea as well as in the Number arrived from January 1st to May 17th inclusive From May 17th to the temperament which endears soldiers while his gallantry bw as conspicuous as bis SHOCKING A aiaa by the name of Scott of Co Illinois a few days murdered a young lady with whom be had had improper stile m he went with hu brother to the girl was at work at n well or spring after a few minutes she started to leave then when Soott de- her dead ia bar The ball entered the back part of hef head and was taken out at the bone Scott was arrested and his trial Clev Plain Dealer SANTA An MA'S MOKET A letter frott speaking of the capture of Santa money lays the writer o carry the bags of silver to Scott's quarters One of the ban ed on setting it down and the dollars rolled about the place The boys commenced a regular for them the sergeant of the dered a charge upon them but Scott interfered and said Jet the boys alone don't hurt them they behaved well and deserve to be rewarded The were speedily pocketed the bags containing the gold would burst notwithstanding they were cd by many an anxious eye MILITARY souri Republican of the lith oK fays It is already known that five of volunteers been ordered to be employed In establishing military tions on the route to Oregon as ded by an act of the last Congress We learn that the government hat ed two of military first to be located Dear Grand where the road to California encounters Platte river and the second at or near Fort The lands which these are to be erected are to be purchased from the and to as extensive as the appropriation will procure and ordinance stores will be for the forts by the proper comman ting The of volunteers will move at soon at they can got ready for service Total Not of deaths on passage 690 No admitted into the hospitals Of which were with fever Deaths from fever passengers that arrived in this port from the of Apr to of May inclusive No passengers admitted into the hospital June 1st 67 This is a very large number and if the arrivals continue to be large as they been in the two the number thin year will exhibit an in- crease of probably fifty thousand came to America 12 years ego from and settled io By his talents and ability be soon became conspicuous ill the cratic party of that and was sent to Congress When Cot POLK cane into power be gave him the appointment of Commissioner of the public lands which office he held wHil he was pointed commanding the Illinois volunteers Uke all men he an enthusiastic impetuous death of cause a sensation DANIIL this great patriot will scarcely less profound in Ireland than that of did In America Ho has lived to such an advanced age ever maintaining the cause and rights ot Ireland that he was idolized by her sons It id not too much to say that millions will weep over his grave The sway he has exercised over the Irish people exceeds that of iny king or prince in her whole history Yet bw influence is no to those who studied the Irish heart The I- rish are true to those who are true to them Through n very long life and trough every chance of English ministry through corruption and titles and privileges and rank were dispensed with band of gaty and every seduction was applied to him he for Ireland's sake spumed every offer and died as be pie Daniel Yet future ages will confess that the name of is a nobler title to than if it had been covered with all the earldoms and In broad Wisconsin A GALLANT the flag staff at the memorable ment of Fort Brown was shot away a young officer leaned upon the work and held the tattered banner aloft upon the point of hit sword until If could be It was Lieut dor n of the 7th U 8 a native of county Mississippi and fha son of as brave and true a man at ever lived The conduct of the officer in the battle of Cerro Gordo mentioned in very complimentary in the report of Col Barney to Scott A lady who presumed to make observation while a physician wet her to a bettor world was told by the doctor that if some women were to be admitted their tongues would make a And if some lady were to be admitted make it a
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