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   Madison Express (Newspaper) - August 22, 1840, Madison, Wisconsin                               BY WILLIAM W. WYMAN. The Rights and Int< rests of Man. IF PAID IN ADVANCE. VOLUME 1 MADISON1, WISCONSIN TEBSXTORY, AUGUST 22, 184O. NUMBER 28. SOCIETY FOB PROMOTING CIISISTIAN XXOW1.EDGB IN WISCONSIN. At a meeting of members of the Prot- estant Episcopal Church, held at the of Christ Church, Green Bay, on the 10th c'ay of July, 1840, the Rev. BENJAMIN EATON was called to tho chair, und A. G. Ellis appointed secretary. The object of the meeting having been explained- from the chair, to be the orga- nization of a Society for the promotion of Christian knowledge in Wisconsin On motion of tho Rev. Solomon Davb, A committ..'e of throo was appointed to draft ri-S'ilul inns expressive of the sense of the iiu'oti.ig. Rev. Solomon Davis, J. V. Snydam, and A. J. Irwin, were appointed conmiitl r r< ti ing some timf, Rev. S. rlr'.int.iin ofhrtid committee report- f d the fV.lnu ing Resolutions, w Inch wi re (ioptcd, to wit Jli-Kjlt- -I, That, impressed with a con- irti jn of obligations as Christian.-, to spread ovkdgu cf the Rt-dui'mer, pledy ou-selves to use our unitod ef- fiirtrf to proi.i ito an obj.-ct so nectsai.ry and dr-ii lirxulretl. That a society be now form- ed ii.r th ali< ve purpose- to bo calk'd tlio tv fur ihe promotion of Christian Knowtw'.jc1 in the Territory of Wiscon- sin." Ki-soh--d, That the tpccial object of tins ty I i', to establish a pcrmani nt fund tor ih'c support of it Bishop which TRAGEDY IN REAL LIFE. A late Swiss paper furnishes us with an account, which states that as a young girl, of the canton ofNeufchatel, was pro- ceeding to a neighboring village, she was accosted by an old soldier, entered into conversation with her, and ihey jog- ged on amicably together. The young girl informed her companion, that she was proceeding to the next village for the pur- pose of receiving 400 francs for her pa- rents, and that sho would sleep in the vil- lago. "For my said the v< teran, "I am a poor devil, and cannot afford to pay for a bed at an inn; but I shall find a bundle of straw some where or However, let mi3 toll you, my pretty maid- en, that it is very imprudent on your part to travel alone with so much monsy. My road liea the s.ime way as your.-'. Shall I accompany They parted, and it was agreed that Iho soldier should call at the Inn in the the i ppointed hour drew near, the young girl began to consider that .she had been impru- dent in placing too much confid mce in a man sho knew nothing of, and <-xpressed her alarm on tht; subject to the landlady. The latter soon tranquilized her, by say- ing, I will hide you in a room, when the soldier comes, 1 will tell him that you arc gone." This was agreed on, and when tho old fellow came, he was in- formal that the maiden had left. This ex- cited some discontent on his pait, but ho hastened after her, and inqaired of all he met if tht-y had seen a young girl of such 1'j.ntj tin a2'f v' r ----------f j t 11 i u v. y vi OWLJI.I. u, vjuugt l f.mJ maj bo loaned in llie Territory to a description, and received a ative an- ;iid-iii tho tn ction of churches, and lor i swcr. This made him uneasy, i nd he re- s-'ich as it majority of the turned to tho inn, and earnestly, but of one tl uneasy; i m dnvct. vain, inquired for the girl. "Sha is still Th.it tho annual cried ho, "for there is liar, constituti a per.-ion a iiK-iii-j b Tho landlady gr-w pale. A gendarmo, who was present, .iskedher what had stained her gown wish blood. Shu faintly replied that she had 1, illed two rahhiUi for dinm r. A search was made all over the house, when, lo a corpse was found in tho cellar. The wretched worn in had assassinated and robbed the poor girl. that the sub ten dollars, a IMPORTANT D1SCOV1.RY Mr. J.V3IGS now residing b -r of tl is fociety at my lime of member tor lifi'. Kftolntl, Vliat tho officers of thii so- of a V.cn i'jint Secretary and Treasurer, and a Ci mmitioc. That tlic liishop bisPi'C'ii-l -at, :md, in his ilwcncu, tho Vice Prtsi-K-n- bha'l take ''hair. In cas  true nature of the Eloc- to i-i.l _si.cii shall comprise said Mana- trie Fluid, so far at least as this ran boas And that the said corn- curtained by citing well known acts, and inittoc mjet j niniiilly for tha transaction coniparing a grc-at many analogous cir- of it such time and place as cum; tances. Ho has also a.'signed a nny hen ;.fter bo agreed on. At sitch causi; for the Polarity of the any member of tho said com- 'I'hcso two discoveries are supported by m iv 1 represented by proxy. Well known and inconteatible facts, That a moi ting bj held for which he thinks cannot bo controverted th" 'So f nioro fui'y organizing said they explain tho whole phenorn; na atten- s.iei -ty, .it 11 ulisoii, on Iho Monday ol j dant on tho Magnet, and render he whole nib r and tlu.t tha cliTgy, and science of it, and of Electricity, perfectly Mate-, from tho several parishes, in j simple and easily comprehended. He has r parts Hi'the Ti-rritory, bj Ktpt ct- j written a paper on the subject, which has n-q'ic.'.ti d to attend for the purpose been submitted to the examination of a pronn tiii' nfores lid object. Th it thr U'-v. B. F.iton, b- Vies I'l-.-xMoiil, A. G. Kllis. joint number of scientific gentleman of Utica fimimg whom are Dr. Bachulder, and Rev. Mr. Mandeville, Pastor of the DJtch Re- tary aiif! Tr.-.iiuror, iinJJ. V. Huydum, furined nt once pron mnced it :1( 1 ii. on I in 1-iy of U r n.'il. HIX.I'I-  to ask him if ho has any further communications to make to them. And then he withdrew. On moion of Mr. Janes, Ordered, that a committee be appointed to act in conjunction with the committee pointed by tho House of JZepresenta- to wait on the Governor. Messrs. Janes, and Learnej p< intcd the committee. Ordered, that the House ativea be informed according Mr. Janes, from the ca pointed for tho purpose, repor c< mmittee had performed the i' e< them, and that the Governor ii them that he had no further con tion to make to them. On motion Mr. Bullen, (-Mr. Rountrae in unanimously, that the thanka o! the Council ba tendered to the Hon. William A. Prentisa, President there- for the efficient and satisfactory man- ner in which ho has discharged tha du- ti 'S of presiding officer of this house du- ig tho present session." .Messrs. Street 'and Billings, a com- mittee from the House of Uc-presenta- that purpose, wore introduced, and informed the Council that tho Flouse had gone through with the busi- i before them, and were ready lo ad- journ. On motion of Mr. Wells, Ordered, that the Secretary of Conn- cil be directed to inform the House of Representatives that tho Council had completed the business before them, and wero now ready to adjourn. Mr. Bullen then offered the following Resolved, that the Council do now ad- sine die. The President thereupon row, and re- turned his acknowledgments to the Council, as follows "Gentlemen of the Cotmetl Your unan- mous approbation of the discharge of wy d jfies as presiding officer of this body, aa e (pressed in the resolution just passed, demands from me my sincere thanks. This session, though short, has resulted in the accomplishment of the main object o f our convention, an apportionment of representatives to the branch of the 1 '.-T f Legislature, and, I hope will prow acceptable to the people. Permit me, in conclusion, Gentlemen, to say that I separate from you, eojtoetowly end individually with most friendship and bare a mfo to The WM ,ied in And the ed the of ttw tny Lit   

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