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Wisconsin Chief, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1865, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin s I f THE WISCONSIN CHIEF. Published by T W. Emma Brown, J- "RIGHT per Annum, in Advance VOLUME 14. FORT ATKINSON, WIS., JUNE 30, 1865. NUMBER 12. THE WISCONSIN CHIEF. In Ruins. It is said have wept as they rested and dreamed under the shadows of the wasting glories of Thebes and Luxor. The mind wearies in the attempt to grasp the glory which once clothed those broken arid falling fragments with symmetry and beauty, when the hushed atmosphere was alive with the sounds of busy life, and the empty halls and streets swarm- ing with the throngs of industry and commerce. The very rums are clothed with the unwasting presence of grandeur, and kindling along the veins, is that longing desire to again invoke the surroundings of earlj day greatness. If there is such desolation in the courts of an- cient sadness in the silent .waste of marble and must be the emotions as men look over the ruins which are this day scattered around ruins of matter and mind; clothed with the divmefand faultless fash- ioning of the Builder, and holding withm the temple, a flame, which the most terrible of earth- _lj ruin cannot extinguish lias no reader ever wept over the fall of some mighty'intellectual fabric, undermined by the subtle currents of habit, until the whole structure, frcm capstone to base, has crashed down with utter" and hopeless destruction? All communities have their history pf such falls. An interest which thrives ruin, oueht i surely to be accursed of nieif. as it surely is of God, and hunted from human society as a parent curse. At the Washingtonian Hpme, a few. days since, we were called to look in upon such ruin. A strong man, and an pffier in the army, picked put-pf the, streets pf Chicago, where he had been hurled ,by .thpse whp, robbed him. It was the old r story-r-the: history of. rum repeated. De- .banched, robbed, and. turned put withput fppd, rest, or shelter, whether tp live pr die the spoil- ers cared not, his ease added but another trage- dy to the great crime in our land which cries to the very heavens for vengeance.... days and nights he had wrestled with raving mad at times, tearing his flesh from his arms, leaping from the upper windows, and endanger- ing his pwn and the lives of others. Exhausted, he had sank into a deep slumber at the time we saw chest rising and falling con- vulsively as he gasped for breath, the dank and. matted hair lying unkempt upon the ghaetly forehead, and the now bloodless features bearing, more the semblance of death, than of life. It was rum in its its the victim in deadly grasp far oat from the hel1 where the fetters were forged, with cold, remorse- less power, flinging the leprous body and soul out to the very verge of death and the judgment. A stranger among strangers, he had fallen among thieves, for the streets of a great and Christian city are but so many bloody ways, where ruin and death are ambushed on either hand, and "by authority." Had he friends? A mother Gentle and loving sisters A wife wedded to living corpse'? Children to inher- it dishonor and poverty A father to go down in sorrow to hie grave? It were humane- murder such men with knife or bullet. Comparatively honorable for such murder. But tongue or pen fail to ade- quately portray the fiendish crime of killing men with whisky. The traffic profaned the Great Sanitary Fair by its shameless temptations. Is there one deal- er, wholesale or retail who would dare on such an occasion, to follow the example of other avo- cations, and place one of these bodily and intel- lectual ruins jn..its Why not do it Are honorable men ashamed of the re- sults of an honorable avocation r Ax the recent Strawberry Fair in Madison, out of twelve lots on exhibition for premium, eleven were of the Wilson's Albany. The Great Commoner among strawberries, Will long retain its apprehend. It is the berry "for the in all localities and under all circumstances, manifesting its wondrous productiveness, firm fleshed foe can- ning or marketing, "and whenfully keep those two wprds in enough, f On the table or it ten- der under the palate. People will persist in picking ;the Wilson as soon as colored, and so condemn It-for its tartness. And here again to that vast majority who need line upon line and precept upon precept, [and ZAen are not saved J] we raise strawberries. Speaking of raising sa make confession-. F-otur years since, we raised the largest and finest strawberries ever seen in the Northwest. 3 From ;oaizses top nameroos to mention" we utterly neglected our plump acre by the this spring when we ptit on cattle and drag, and rode the drag. Again 'we raise the largest and best berries seen in the "digging." r With works meet for re- pentance, we purpose to put that bed in its best shape, with a view of again, next ceason, tarn- ing off such a show of size and quality as has never yet been witnessed, Such results are in the "Bile." "We, have tried bur hand at "seed- lings hundred of them and some of them most promising, but we are not going into the gas business thereabout- If a man should tender us for a plant of one of the beet, we might possibly take it, but; should still believe that better varieties are already "known to When we find a variety four inches in diameter and of quality in proportion, the horticultural world will hear from us in the way of business. The Hooker it good to take, and we know whereof we affirm, for two [the wife says three pieces of shortcake of said variety, are resting in that bourne from which no piece ever returns. Moreover, it is good from the stem. A friend of is ever pray ing for varieties of fruit which do not need, sp much care; then he will have them, while about it, pray fpr vines which will grow strawberry short- cakes, and bushes that will bear roast turkeys Wpuld a good thing of earth be appreciated if received without cost Between farm work and berry-time, it tias been a busy week. Hard work tof pick, hull, and put under seal divers and sundry bushels pf strawberries mpre pr less. But there is fu- ture gppd in each can, which, when winter reigns, will blossom into steaming cake, and mate us appreciate this summer time tof fruition and toil. The last can is in its place; the toil goes tp the past, while the reward is to come. Again, we say, plant strawberries. They are cheaper than quinine ranch moie pleasant tp take. "Ir strikes cannpt help ttje'announcement of 'Judge Orton as one pf the Speakers at Madison pn the 4th, reflects np credit upon thdftemanaging affairs in that place, or uppn Ortpn. They pught tp have had sufficient serf-respect to repu- diate the calumniator pf his gpvemment; and he sufficient shame to have kept him from the com- pany of loyal men on such a day. .J He said the war was brought on by Lincoln's provoking South Clrolraa In atlemptfng to feed the stirViiig garrison Suntfer. What the Judge tbtok of "Sherman's provooatlon of the chivalry THE Lodge at Beaver Dam has 247 members in good standing, besides, some-thirty floldien ia the service. THI JanewiUe lays of that place has had all the hair on hia head eaten off by the chinch bogs. Another same for 'em. A GOOD TEWLAR'S LODGE has recently been organized in Janesville. _
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