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La Crosse Independent Republican (Newspaper) - February 7, 1855, La Crosse, Wisconsin LA CROSSE fJrrw, tomtit to nt Ctiqnr, tfce organ af no dot fc tootrb ta tip Jrirrwts of Urns, .JBtsrtttants fcc. VOLUME I. LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1855. NUMBER 22. Jrtrynftrnt llrpiiblum M rVlll.ftflIKU KVMtV MWttlM A AT I.A CilOSSK, For Two per kniinm, uml no paper until pnUl for. lull C iti'mii r lw t lw I i lrnrttrtri limit.- II" looo n no sen 109 rti-'. .i uf it tltlllntlKllllllKIt an Front ytrccl over N. ft Smith >V CO.'K Mnrc. ni-iir the upper MOIUII- iit ST. From tin: Agency of W. H. Hwjmmtr, 11 vr.. i.oew. wo. GIFT ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION'. ttnr Mupp) A flH'l. KMlltlVIMI, ASP A In the tiifls for Dollar! M'llI'. MiWriluT would iiil'tirm tin- I tlintliulMHu-itulillriii'lHKenuivii through- out iln country, For Die of tin-byim- uful i-ngriivinj; known in "Oni- of IM-'x Hippy tt I" twiinttdilly i-Mjcntcd in -ti i-l. utul H worthy u Bruinlm-nt in nnrlor The orixi- nnt pnfnllnjt (l.y >lH. .M. Spi-ncor.) is ,U piv-wnt in tin: pv-ifwiou ut' .Mr. Tin- It Hu'iity.mu- liy tttcnly-ii'Vcu inclii'H. n-urt.w'iitlnK u young ,in4 lovely WOIIMII. liluointiiK with lii-tilth: IHT km-c iv lino Iwihitij: fellow. vngagi-il In pliitfklni; llowi-ri riom n MIVV upon u l.il'U- near ul liiinil uml I' It.....i in !ii< iiMillii-r'" luiir. uhiuli. In lil-iili-jinilmion-i. l-< liiuipintt N. R. SMITH A. CO., WI10I.KS.IUC RhTAII. UKAI.KIIM IN Staple Fancy Dry Goods, Boots, and Sines, Bate aud uiwIy-Mmle Clothing, Hardware, crockery, Nnib, Smh, Wooden-Ware, Yankee Ac., ril.VKK pleuHvin; In announcing to their J. IriumN tli.it thoy Imvu removed to tboir ll.'W, I.AIIUK mill COMMODIOUS .STORK, No. IU Frunt Hlrvut, whore they will bv pluiuti'd to their old nml nit rnuny new onot tw mny fiivor with a cult. Our stock or Uroccricii is HOT large cuinpletv, uml by the liret of next month, our xtouk will be complete in every branch, when we ithow our tho Lnrgetl, titsi Asiorttd, ami Jiett Se- lerteii stock ttf Dry Goods, V KPC.H SAKOKXT. v fht excursion of Jane, IS04, up the forthcm Mississippi, in honor of the ompletion of the Rork Island and 'hicugo Railroad, nnd by invitntion of he contractors of that road, was on a scale-quite onparallclcd in the history >f similar celebrations. Some seven itiodrud guests, clucfly from tlie Allan- ic States, were freely transported an mine use distance to view the last rail- end link between the Atlantic and the i, ami to enjoy excursion n la Store and for Sale N. R. SMITH CO., S. X. O.Snxnr. 20 bbls clnritl jiowikreil nnd lonl'.-mgar. 1-2 bbl lixs Tallow cnmlU-t. 10 M.tr en I'nlm So.ip BwWiRice. iv Suit. 2.'> bags C. A. itnlt. T.) ki'B-4 cut X.iiN. 10 bxs Cluw. Hi" colfec. tuwl'U ciMidy. p.it 12 Tubs. ID I'.DitrtLs. and window sash. 1.'iO tiu.ves V. H. Inipcriul nnd liluck Ten. Anxunt I. N. HliilKeii, WIIOMSAM-IA KKTAIl.OroccrjSto- HIM! Alt-ruhnut iivck. sM.ll.Mla- In ImportwUVliw and .-ound'nntK r i-iu-h Ind'csto Unit tin- nrtM did not lull n-jiri-MMil 't HmiP1." IB i-iiitMiit to lurui-h th'-in wt nliim- nml on proncm (i. im-iiitii-rs tliu A-wwclntlon tho M- I'iopt-ry 1 r.inn in Cook coiintj lllinols.fl) iw-n-. wiitli Hin- lUi-llliiK I Imru. IH-I-I-W >rv mill tarii-ty of I'ruil lieis. under jcood i ilUivivtioii. Miln with -citing, VIM) p'-n l.vilW Ki'lil "HI" (ion Cnlil pi-in. imnili'il _ Ion tii-iil'" Tin '.'.in IWi) iul ilil I ilmilili- K'u'i. "I'M r nii'tinti-d. 1 Si-l Front Slrri-t. ci-ntral Urome. His stock cofisi.slsin Ihu lollow in nrticli's loll binelx Klinir. 12 bbls rice ft "pow.il do 10 don bncki-li, ID Mils .S. II. rnoTa AO bus's w ghv 1-2 A do I HIM) lights wi-h blilscidcr h't lend I.', -nek- rio coU'e, hmloil, .1 JAVIV H linseed do I che-ts imp. tea 2 llsli do 4 V. U. do 75 kc-fj- Hoi-toil mills, cullies l.lk do bouts and shoes, tubs, In 4 Uiis 12 ni'sts '.i boxes 10 kctfs ponder, :M) siu'ks sliot .10 M I'erc'ii cnpi l.innors. _. hlils Ohio HhNkc li! rye do 1C, t-H Cox btn'y fi 1-4 fourlb pmot. 1-2 plpi-i Kochi! do a cn-'k" peach do eifk- ilolluml Inn .'I Jniinu-hi xnrk." dr'd np's 10 brnndy eher's in pi-iwtie-i 4 I-1 I'ort wine, .IDgioxK 'A 1-1 Miilsipi wine, l-l Mivlurin do til lim- entloli. 1 1-1 wliifV do 2n i-Iiiiii-i- pine. 1.1 bowl Clurot do Ui MH j4inoKiuy: 111 eliuinpAKno 6 i-niks I.uiidon purler I.ft Sept. -I. '.ViO i Ml L.tdie-oilk Hinluvll.i-'i mi iitiihri'llni. Inn v.v.... I'm) l.iulir-' pAll-rn lo '.'I '.I "l SpU-nilid ctrriHKO, lOim Poimlnr work' l.'.nu Kim- l.MKI I .Mill In iiuVmj; tin1 iilmvc vpIi-rtHin. lii-i-n iiii-linliMl that not highly nnd duiiruMc. 1 hero nn- iienrly (he 'I'cri'lhle C'wnlliiKratloii! York niy Iu iVstos il'ltlXG tlit- lew tluvs Hit- cily o Xi'W York hin In-i-n vi.'lid OIK ti-rriblu which rediic iiir nlllni'iil iu povcrij. mm me woimm im-rcliuiit in of funii liiM nri- hoiiiele-ui. uml ninny u poor motile 7.1 j ix lii-creliiiij: dr.illi to nliove lier M .child from tho of nil rtnrvu '.'.ID i 1.1100 Aninnx tin1 from our of Cluy, i-li-im-nl. KIJKXCII CAI.I SKINS, nhich 1 nm pri-pnied lo innkv inl in .1 ne.tt. biilHlnnti.il. in itini-r. To l.iiiiibiinivii I uoiih i. l.'.oi) ttliieh. miiy "oi-n by tin- nlnive n lint- Inriii. tlwi-IIInjs hon-'i1. -t-ienil p-vrlor lurniturv, n li.'inlil'ui t-iirrliujc.
nssage. Above Dnbuqiie the scenery xjgitis to opcu upon the voyager iu 'onus of singular bctiuty. The bluffa grow higlier and more precipitous and the remarkable sandstone protru- sions, M> uliarnctcristic of the banks of the "Upper Mississippi, begin to ap- pear. At ono point it requires no exagcr- ation of funcy to trace the outlines of a ruined castle while nt another, you see a solitary tower, and tlien the ser- rated embrasures of u battle- nent. Tlie bout glides on, and noiv from tho steep slope of "a bluff, clothed in richest, verdure, as if it had been under careful cultivation, you see the ed the prairie, or .paddled ,thc oanor, it viliinhigly if she would not come to her dear, Affectionate parents T At tame time, We-uo-oa. could tee hot threaten her mother with hit natenet. bidding her to join in hu entreatfea and lamentations But waa inexorable. Thcti the amiable Ha-o-kn it as aim, arrow i nnd as she snuffed the pure j nor to hear nun. Tins, thu was but to anticipate her degradation the moment she entered the filthy hov- els where her people were herded. Sbe had a womanly sense of neatness, which now she could indulge uncheck- ed. She delighted in nature, and her delight was now unmorred by embit- tering associations. She grew" in stat- i tire and beauty, and in strength and nnd as she snuffed the pure morning saw tlte sun crini- lor icar soiling the eastern clouds, or as she looked np lo the starry heavens, or to the coruscations of tho Aurora by night, she would exclaim Yes, the Great Spirit is generous nnd good it is muu only who is bail, and who spoils the gifts that are lavished on his nice It was one of the last days of Mny, when, as We-no-ua was descending to that beautiful prairie, where the little liousc now stands, she saw a red straw- berry amid the grass, and plucked it. She then remembered in- junction, aud walked musingly back to her wigwam. It was almost with a pang of regret that she prepared to leave this beautiful region. .VII the means of subsistence seemed so abun- dant around her earth, air, aiul wa- ter seemed so kiud in rendering ap their stores and then, as summer came on, tho whole landscape was clothed iu such affluent beauty the verdant blaffs swept in such graceful curves to the water's edge and the distant prairie began to have its spark- ling waves of green so luxuriantly Out might there not be fair spots enst- ard of the lake She would go as Ish-tc.nah had recommended but first she would collect, ns a memorial, some of the beautiful stones scattered along the shore. These stones, as you are aware, are agates and cornelians and Lake I'cp- iu has yielded them in abundance for many years. Wc-no-na descended and ran along the shore as far as the point we arc now skirting. She would stop here nnd there to pick up a handful of ag- ates, and then, as she saw others more beautiful, she would throw aside those she hod grthercd, and replace them with new treasures. Sho was thus lured on to wander several miles and the evening twilight was far advanced before (the regained her vigwam. It was now too late to start apoii her pil- grimage. matter she would com- mence it early the nest morning. When morning came, there were many preparations to make and the sun had been np a couple of hours be- fore she had set forth on her journey. She carried her canoe fastened by a strap to her back, her hatchet aud ar- rows in her belt, and prOTMJon for cral days in a pooch of deer-skin that hong at her side. What was her dis- moy, after descending the hill and pass- ing through yonder little belt of wood- land, in coming suddenly upon an In- dian encampment 1 panted, hop- ing to retreat unseen bat this was now impossible. Several rtart cd np and approached ber, and a tee- ond glance was not needed to assure her that among them she saw her COh- and mother and ber haUd This irorthy efcW bad him, the wouM do if he wonbl where he was. Ifa-o-ka then iitfonsed icr that he bought her in fair trade of icr parents, and that in common hon- esty she ought to coinc and be his wilt; he told her that he had Imt thne wives, all of whom ncrc happy he had been successful iu bunlts Imil collected a good number of i >ide a quantity of bear'd greeso he nad also taken the scalp of a I'awaee. and stolen a horse in abort, there was not a young woman in tbe tribe who would not Iw proud of the posi- tion he now offered to the dicdaiafnl We-no-na. Wc-no-na, leaning scorufully on her bow, replied "Tbiefof a Dabrotah, your wife I will tierer be Yon say you bare but three there was n fourth, who died of a blow from her husband. What a brave he mutt be I There is another, who is blind of nn eye. How did she lose it O grant warrior, with your one scalp, nnd that. I will venture to Fay, n woman's Never will I be your wife never will 1 be one of your people again Go vent your nnger upon the slavea who arc left to you, and content ]5y this time the rage of lla-o-kak was at its liight and, regardless of danger, he nubcd forth with a howl to tc'.zc her who had dared to give nt- terancc to such unwelcome But Wc-no oa, vigibut as a wild-cat and swifter than deer, gained an dera- tion from which she again aimed an arrow at her pursuer. He threw bun- self on the ground, and tbe arrow lodged in the trunk of a tree distance behind. a yell, be i to his feet, and strained every sinew to overtake Wc-no-na but, with tbe cose and grace of an autclope, the ran him. All the young men of the encampment were by this time in Ml chase for they knew that they expect no grace from Ua-o-kah tlicy were officious in assisting Wc-no-na ran to the lop of Uw where her wigwam stood, and threw herself panting upon a bed of dry, fragrant grass, she had prepared nasM days before. She had recMd tbso hardly a minute ,wbcn the sound of Toie- cs and roused her, and sprint- ing to her feet, she saw Ila-o-kah, with three or four followers, asceadlnf; hill-slope from the south aad few rods distant. In. a frtmiy of hriifM tion, she again wt an arrow the string, and exclaimed, This, for the benefit of your thrw T. shot itat him before to had tisM to torn aside. It lodged in above UM elbow, rtisahlteg it smV teriany tor the ptsrnosM of tistag hit wites or scaJpiMj hit ISM. cd at this kah, with
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