Madison City Express, July 27, 1843

Madison City Express

July 27, 1843

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Madison City Express (Newspaper) - July 27, 1843, Madison, Wisconsin yl'.IVI'CD ANJ> PUBLISHED Faithful and IIV WILLIAM W. 'WYMAN. Madison, Wisconsin? July 27, 1848. ftumlber IT.HMrf OF SUBSCRIPTION. '.I -rj.% Cirv K.TPIIUHS wil- ho smMi'MjiI I'Mmday and furnished to yrlj'-r'ibriK 3. j i and a luili per aunntu if pi in it' not paul wi.hin months, rhroe if i ot paul b'forr the ol'thc tJ, t 't-r aUrciistl to t! IB oPleu mint bo 1 .u to roCL-i'.o aUo-.iion. ty miles, is plain, following h e, which for a road for the game wo called crooked Mound it which hundred cr a hundred and twenty the Bad Axe heads. Leave ih s mound from Prairie du Chicnto j to tiie right and cross to the Li ad of the I tbw place, which a team may pass in i hollow to some green bush, s which jiivc or six dajs and a horse in three, i are m sight. I' our miles fir thcr, we Hesppctfully came to u braak in the- ridg. Turn j 'ALFRED BRUNSON. short to tho right, descend the hill j a, Pompey's Pillar am1 Saco's1 Tower to the left, and enter upon the VHO AND "'HAT J HAVE SEKN. "omul Prairie. Pompey's I'illar is a I have seen farmers that went to the i rock fifty fort high ar.d base of tifest. store oftener than they went to the Saco's Town- is about the ic height i-iil'- I have seen a farmer's take the List twenty bushels of from the granary to purchase a new dress, when her husband, at the same time '.c fu.'Icv, cnrjtiiunteJU'on from Mi on, of Chip' v n In- I'.e Coui ly 'i'ae n k-oii i-, ftttynuUijy co. ,Lra- a t very nUiLun- io it j rnt will deter no one ,'rorii i in our ti-a'1', i ur explained bc- .u snitie difl'.c-iistics do no1, re-! i to i sipr'le journeying ol'ar.y 'ncl iqcr. One thing1 it '.'.is i idc the journey was j r.uiu which for t-.vo, l-.i-e r.llou-cd us to dry Tlic; cattlu could iii I'm rain galling their ;c men could not caL the, c.- at luast did not foci d Is-j o-si- t do so they thought it enough "i- .so kneo dee'p in the WA- -ii had accumulated on the i s over vhicli pa'se-d, B'i- aving torie-nts pouring from -he i )a'.j, up'on thiir lit-acis. Hence 1 Lut three !o fu o miles a day, fur any days. Aiother thing that i M i ,11 S) waTs the cattle would dn- io a from camp whilj c -.vci-e wa'tiug for r.iins I e or uj- a little, that "toe- i time to find them and JVL: about two clays by the j vho _, for tile ios, got ios' ruaclietlUlackl Ku t-i ,1 t c_ before we did. bin o s.- t'i( 'uly froiii our gii s i route, aivl is- It' and a 30 loetbaso, with sove alrocky nio'iuds in th's neitjhborhoot They cannot the notice of lie trav- eller, liotind Prairie is one of the most beautiful tracts of lai d I over saw. Thi; s >ii is equal to ny thino; in Grant countv, and the pi, in more ad an execution standing against him. I have s.sen farmers that would go twenty miles to a political meeting, penses. J. lines are so squeezing, and crops so short tl is fall, that e pretty much made ip my mind to stop the paper. Whit's the damage for a year, including that litt'e. notice fora stray heifer! hillings. he d friend, leave out the hard words. lictian if you please. My tl e only man tin's Side of sundow.i that can put a pad- lock on in i tongue. There, take your twenty shillings ind go to------: Enter Mr. Nicely.- -Sir. in the last number f took down and indisputable pru ciple, founded upon reason sense., and dc maintained Johnson, that a cle .r conscience is to health Now sir, as I cannot countcnam D, uphold and sustain a she-et whie i utters senti- ments so directly at w T with thf spirit "Arid didn't I give you a dollar a situation in life, day, and pay you before-hand, "Thrue for vou jer honor did that did give me the dollar a didn't find me "Find you, you scoundrel I ran- sacked every street in town. But v here the were you Snooting at Muddy Pond Woods, ycr honor The gentleman gave Pat a dollar, and told him to call at the garden when he wanted to be sure to find himself! "DID YOU EVER umber of your heb 1 i E CONDUCT OP TWO SllLOnS. generous character of a sailor is ), but seldom has it fallen to our hiippy lot to record an act more truly noble than the following, which took place a few days ago in this ci') A poor -woman who occupied two rooms in tho lower part of Com- mercial st-.-eet, since the death of her husband, some six months ago, has been compelled to earn a, living for herself and a family uf young children bj taking in was'iing ;and, wi'.h all her industry and economy beautiful tlian Vatch Grovi Prairie, hut tvulclnut go five mile3 to an ag- ricultural one. I have seen farmers that had but little except "dog but I could not sec that t'iey hud better crops thdii those t'latl ad good rail or board fence. I have farmer? that burned their straw when threshing their grain in the fall, and go begging the same artielc be-fore spring to keep their stock alive. I have seen a farmer that traveled one hunched and ten miles in the course of year to use his neighbors grind Hone when tlvo daj s labor would purchr.ssorie that would last ten years. I 1'U'. e a farmer's that would prefer sour cre'am and a visit" to sv.'eet cream andAime. I hava sjcn men that could pay ten dollrrs for a th at would not pay ono dc'll.irfor tho pn-irie Farmer. I have sjen a molhcr that calif d her child a brat" in the cradle, and in two years tho child called her a hard- er name. I have a f.innpr in Illinois that being less broken arid can a 'comrno- himdrcds of far.iilies. ft is ten miles across surrounded good tiinb- r, a buiutiful moui ;1 cover- ed v, it'i oak timber in tlie trc, a pool of water close 1 y, and is forty-two milus from Prairie u Chien. The ridqe breaks in sevei il places north, of this, and between the streams, from the ridge, a sp ;r snakes ofi', between which and the m iin ridge, it was 'UlJiciLilt sometimes lin'l our proper route. Where- the r dgo v.'as broken we descended to t! e bench land and waded tho hollows, none of wl.ich were; bad and when :hc was wLola or unbroken, we mounted it ar.d kept height level. The r.ut time erred Jt tho hoacl of Prairio La Crus rivers. half a Mile to 1'is cr to a high oritin r.cinv.' s ioi'-niis. shoul.i lowed a liuu blazed to t' descendjil tl u rl''go and p: ss-oJ bc- tvvejn two prairies till wo c vine to a er Did you ever see a newspaper cor- tei-rent became clue before she could sc 'ape tog ther enough to dis- pa_ clurgtt it. The sole busuieis of tha landlord, from wlioni tliepror widow .auiu uiuii.-, luuiiueu Did you ever see a man who chal-1 ed the rooin, v, as to collect his, in, justic; common another to mortal combat j rc'lts> a't his recreation seemed defended, recognized and i W'1Q not subscribe himself "your i to he to distress the virtuous. She by ihe it .mortal Doctor ver.V obedient servant bt-Tged him to grant her lime, lie-; r. ,-c. Did j'ou ever see an editor whose S-'1'-'13 her days she ojiposite political contemporary tlidjat1-' refused, slating unless not publish a "contemptable sheet he rent uas paid before I'1 o'clock Did you ever see a retail following day, every stick of. who did not sell bis goods "f fty per I he furniture snould be pat out of of the age, and "the v; st improvments" ctnt cheaper than any other house i Thc ed, when, which are beiii" mude. i .politics, physic lrl the town or a man disposing ofi ag to promise, lir, It-ckejs and phrenolu.ry, then fore, sir, I wish his stock who wds not selling se-ntdown, arid the threat was you to stride nam. from vour list, f'rst be'un put into execution. rom tlie vc went -sse'l the north at lave fol- c I cut down ihrifty saplings in his door ei-lit by ten in a grove, Vnd near set out others in there place that would require ten years, ere they would present the ellont same beautiful appearance. I have s2cn farmers that would car- ry their produce fifty miles to market when they could sell it at their own doo-3 for the same price. I have seen many farmers that would drink slough water and have the ague six months, when four days' labor would dig a good well. I have seen farmers' dnughters that mK.mplished" in every >nng. lint t; king the high soon found we were v.-jong, fnd the- teams lay still one day while .Mr. Whitiker' am! jijjself rode thirty exploring t :e coun- try to the right route. The next day we to >k ridge at tiie1 c.ibisi and it :br tlr -ty n-.iles without r. br'-ak. then diverged to the lig'it, tv.'o miles out of our way, on a ridge leading to AVi inebago, jjrobably not tl.nn ioity ruile-s fror-i us. lien thro'ijh an oak grove lions of pigions were course some two or them woro transferred Ironi the trees to our pot j and IVj. ing pans. Correct- ing our comic by taking the back track and niorki.-ig aline across the elbow, we turned north -vest and o-ier a ridge, frt m wiiich t _, f i j.1 J. we hcul.the in istbeautitul prou. Your bi L is 7i. Mr. is a base insin- uation. ]3ut gold i; the god of the and he takes leave with a promise to see his bil paid shortly. Ed. Turning to Mr. Really, sir, I am so -ry that I have kept you wsitirg. Let us see, (cotiuting his m )ney) one, twoTf tluoe, five, seven, eleven. Eleven from forty. If you could wait a few dajs? Foolscap, in a days have expired. Want the money. Ylust have it. Business must be settl ;d j Etiter a Pation. I Mr. Integral. Kapry to see you.' (lie owed editor I have i a call from the gentli man who man- ufactures my paper, and the small amount of jour indrinters. Shall of the oflico without paying up arrear- pay up as toon us I ge: a little mor.ej', ages. and no mo. e dea ings with them. borrow it from a Can't raise a red cen to-day. I will j neighbor, instead of subscribing for it have it for you next it >ek. Exit. j like a gentleman. These frif rea lers, are some i of the trials of an ed is one j A STRONG HINT. of the many scenes (fa like charac-I The congregation of a church, in I y ago, in town 0 The woman told him tlie nnJ Jack took fiom his wallet t! her soon learned the whoL of the story. Wed, now, shipmate, that Ian pirate ougl.t to be lathered with ho tar, scraped with a rustj- hoop, am thi'ii keelhauled, for lying hisgrappli .1-1 ng iron on her few loose spars whicl take it out i -v ar scattercl about this wreck. Neve mind, my good 'oinan, keep you sp i its bp, and we'll set you in the mht course, with plenty of ballat and I ju-t delay upon them things, an we'll be. responsibje forthe I saj', much do you owejj ter, of too frequent ccurrencc in country printing officj. SCENE PRINTING OFFICE. d story. Time A.M. Editor troubled mosit picturesque hills, knob mounds with tiie rheumatism, sitting (type) and broken peaked ridges I ever on a "statu quo." th- head of Enter Mr. morning, tht head of Mr. Printer. Fine day astonishing weather ior the time pe saw. On ot'r left Big Rim, on our Willoby Run, both branches- of Black River, pud between which is the di- rect course to these Vom that rklgo can be seen fifteen er twenty miles distant, the hi'.ls of :his river. A DOLLAR A DAY AND FOUND. A gentleman whc resides in the vicifity of the i-ily ays the Boston and whose ca ly mornings are to the cv.ltur of a large gar- den which is attach d to his house, finding himself latbehind-hiind in his horticultural lepartment last Spring, accosted atify-looking Irish- g his gate one inquiry if he would like a job "Shure, sir, and i 's that same I'm looking said in a rich brogue, which won i pon the heart of him by whom le wa addressed, and who immediately rep ied, man, who was passi morning, with the Maine a few years ago, in towi: meeting, proposed to increase the salary of their old and faithful minis- ter to an amount the increased expensee the increased wea The motion was in a fair way of pas- sinf, when, to the surprise of every, r ht., j i laice joint ot meat lor the dii ner (J one, the old gentleman rose and beg- -1 A mi V r I" "-selfand cl.iluron. They left aftel gcd his friends not to vote a large sum for him. On being pressed for the reason, he declared that he was opposed to voting any more money, and because it was hud formerly been voted! The" people were set in a roar of laughter the increase was voted, and, what was better, paid. iMiig the woman's blessinj wishes for their prosperity, whistling throug'i the Teltqrcti h. "I shall want yoi for four days for the fine, sir, re-y. Praj- be saated. called in to read the what wages do you a k retui led the son Erin, as I live a go' d bit away from this, and my gomg home for males LIFE IN THE CLOLDS. CARLISLE, June 19, 1843. Mu. EDITOH According to thcj announcement, Saturday last, I sel ot t on my forty-first aerial excursion! in trivial amusements, the prime sea--j from the borough of Carlisle, at fifJ HINT TO YOUNG LADIES. If young women waste their time i neaked irregular mound, -ailed the j >e I didn't backbone, which 'ies three Your_ papor is getting to will bother me day's work, while an son for improvement, v.-hich is be-j minutes past o'clock, of tween the ages ofsixteen and twenty, slight breeze from tho vest waftec they will hereafter regret bitterly j m a short distance when the the loss, when they come to feel be came more perpendicular. Tl.t mUoS south east of these falls, and bill mounds, cont: ining the Iron stone, show themsel-- 03. The most western of the ball hills, covered with oak underbrush, is in direct route, and only ten miles from this that is to printers are a happy set of write, eat, cake, extra mouth at table is nothin yer .oner's kitchen at a 1, I'll just come themselves inferior in knowledge lo fiis-t thing that drew my attention we steaM 10 lls directly to this point a rlins Irom Pianu- Chien to these falls, -e i u at thirty miles round I -JT crxnkuj all on low wf.iaKis. to us on 'i'-V v'ns by the most! laofues ai.nhig" to to -pr, but mistaking the country vcv ere tend place. The northern one, ten miles north of this, is on the we't side of ofthe river another high blue mound tho noith west, which is wine, and his rent to pay next Jay, and wanted ahem 1 Enter Mr. mor- ning Mr. Editor. Hope you'er weli. almost every one they converse with tlu immense ocean of heads that pre' ._._o and, above all, if they should ever be scnted itself in the square there ap- for a dollar a day, a id you skull Jtnd mothers, when they feel their inabii- pc arcd to be infinitely nore people 01 ty to direct and assist the pursuits of I the immediate ground than I have] their children, they will then find w tnessed for some time at a balloon] ignorance, a severe mortification, land i at cension and the wholu affair ap a real evil. Let it animate their in- pi are'd more animated from the fiiv This agreed tc and as Pat had something for the da lers, tlie gentle- man paid him four do iars on the spot, dustry, and let not a modest opinion i appearance of the military, togethe of their capacities, be a discourage- trail from this high you last-excellent.-How's your gai.iinj, wlat we have done in i three. appears in 15 miles up the river. our trail from uus mound or ridge, which dc >cends to iamily the right, wo might have gone to the left "But our trail is at thj base of this ridge and in the right direction for ten miles, where we asc -nded the main ridge again. From tl is instead of descending to the right we now think we should have deseei dedtothe and the work was t be commenced Sticking "Glad to see i the nex day. The r jxt day, howev- you. Exciting times, these. How er, and the next, anc then the whole are you oif for money to day Small four days passed b f, and Pat was i' istead of! Good paper that we sent never seen at the gar len or the gate! plication, will go much than ment to their endeavors after knowl- edge. A moderate undertaking, with diligent and well directed ap- w'th their repeated firing alter the dc- p. rture of the Comet." When a reached point about two miles e.stcfthe town, the balloon com-j menced a rapid and perpendiculai But the route is now anc-j find the v: ay, though tho road! left." ButaVthe ridge is rroken the must and will bo greatly she. -tcnccl and otherwise I can only f give ir one short letter a few pr rticn- [s-- of ourjournry, which, RU be found of seri ice to oth- The road f.-om Prairie du Chien iriing's, atPccspect Mound, thir- miles'we crossed" to" the r ght of the -tmi ua mu road must descend one or the cut- swamps. We went to the right; and in three or other, end Keep the bench land, ting the poiats beading th swa Editor. Sit down a moment sir. Enter Ploughshare.-How are ye, 'squire Amazing hard times, these. What's the news from Taxtts? How's Jarsey gone, ha? Greatload hickory, that last one two years seasonin' worth five dollars, least c-ilif-L'tiu'i dog cheap at three. Come to .own for some notions to-day tea, knicknacks and sugar got a little change you can let a body have It might have bee i a month after a more lively genius, if attended with j a- cent, which soon brought me to thl tiie occurrencs abo re related took that impatience and inattention which base of ahuge black cloud and as il place, wl en the pa ties meeting by i too often accompany quick parts. I always created a deep interest td accident in the stree Pat was accos- j It is not for want of capacity, that so spectators to seo a balloon passing! ted by his former em jloyer, in an an- many women are sueh trifling and j tl rough I did not hesitate on this oc-, gry tonp, I inispid companions, as ill qualified for c ision to give my numerous audience! Well, sir, and v hy the did the friendship and conversation of a you not come to w >rk for me, sensible man, or fer the task of ir.struc- cording to your agrt ting or governing a family it is oftcn- "Sure, sad the Irishman, i er the neglect of exercising the talents with a respectful t' -itch at the rim they really and from omitting exhibition of this kind, although P The detrils that I shall give of this 1 terrible rcene mny be relied on, as I kept myself sufficiently composed to 1 appreciate ill grandeur and observe i its operations. The> cloud to tuc be-st of my judgement covered an area of from four to five milts in diameter. It appeared of a circular 1 form and considerably deptrssed in its lower I might say it presentcJ a great concavity towards the with its outer elites very ragged. It was also ot a dark smoky color. 1 noticed at some distance from ro I cnte-icd the cloud the i appearat cc of a heavy shower cf rain. Tho first sensations I experienced when entering the cloud was extreme- ly utiplfi difficulty of respi- ration, to suffocation. s.if knesa of the- stoti.acl.. This, however, some- what ab ited for a short cold in tl e mean time becoming in- fense- an( every thing of a f Irons na- ture thickly covoredjAvith I oar frost. The rlced at this point, aji- tc be ia tho midst of it, ha'd not the black appearance it presenter] underlie-th, but was of a milky color, anl yet so dense; thut I could only faiirly sec the balloon above me distance ofsixteen ket. From the intensity of the cold in this I conclnc ed that the gas would con- dcuso its and tlie balloon would soon dust end bentalh it wheru tho atmosphere was much warmer. In this, howi'ver, I found myself mista- ken for. in a few minutes after en- tering tl.s rloud, I was whirled up- wards wi h n fearful rapidity, tho bal- loon gyrating ami the car describing .1 larrrc lo in the cloud. A r.oi'e seinbling the rushing ot a thousand inilldums. with a dismal of wind, surrounded me iit this terri- ble- flight. thii> rushing rniso was occasioned by the h.iil and snow, ivliiuh at tiie- time vns pelting around the balloon I am una- bic to till. I was in that I should scon be- out of tho top of the ch ud, and there enjoy tlie con- genial si iisLinc, so pleasant nbovu the clouds. J5ut in this I pointed for after being hurled up, as I think many hundred feet, the bal- loon appeared to be suddenly deprcs- and would fall again with a fear- ful rapidity, the lower part being hurl- ed to ind fro. and then again drhcn up into t ie cavity of the ujipe-r part, all the ti'ne discharging g-s copiouslv from the neck nnd breakages caused by tlie ce. This hurling up and down was repeated eight or ten times. Every thing that of a fibrous nature, s Jch thg anchor car, and balloon, coate-d w ith smooth ice. All thf iimc that I remained in this clout1., fthich was twenty-nine miri- lli-CT-, the storm raged with unabated am it was only by tho immonsu loss of tl'.at 1 bccanie released n om its t I felt an intt use drow- siness n 1 tl.o while, which I tliink was orilj overcome by the sickness of tiic stom teh, followed !'y a powe-rful fit of v ting. After I fiiltsomp.- what ea.Mer, both in mind ai-d in bo- dy, (for it ii of no use- to say tliat I 'vas not jon-.idcrably and I grasped a firmer hold of the sides of the cwr, dtte'rmincd to abide the re- sult as much composure and ob- servation as the nature of the cate would admit; as it appeared evident that the common discharge of gas or ballast would neither let me down nor up rough this huge tenant of the air. AT er being tossed up and down, as before stated I was finahy released from its of hnil, snow, ami icicles, i nd found myself bttween it and t'.a i-arth, receiving tie benefits of a heai y and cold shower of rain, coming t own on tl.e Kpcr.tane.ous par- achute iiir.ciple, with a portion of gass remaining in the balloon Mifr.ciert to raise about fitly pounds weight from the earth. I innile a des- cent on Mr. Goodjear's jann, five, miles fr sufficiently low to pan vihich place was already distinctly ifl neath them. view. This part of my adventure j Very respectfully, your obedient servent JOHN WISE. I had reason soon after to regret; al- though at the present time it gives It's yerself '11 nc t deny yer honor fortune or sge, could deprive them.j 1; transpired in my serial adventures The -vay to happy mind your own bu ;iness. ;