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   Madison Express (Newspaper) - November 20, 1845, Madison, Wisconsin                             OF SUBSCRIPTION; Tlie MADISON r.xrncfn will be published every Thursday anil furnished to ,Bubs0nbojB TWO Dollars pelf nnctpn if paid ii> fc'Jvmoe if not paiil in idnnoc, will be TERMS OF 'inc dollar per iKjiitirc (thrive lints or an" icj) for fitfA nncl twenty-fivecents for rubHcrucut imcrtior. Jitters addressed to this office imut bo TVHV I'AH> to rrccivc attention. D3" No jupcrdiHeoiilinnofl till ivll ariramgcs trc rxccjit at tlic option of tlic publibticr. A LANDLORD. I1Y SOLITAIEE. Tom C. H------, Esq., a genius, whose ideas of life were on guch a magnificent scale that they outran his interest, capital and all, was seated upon the porch of one of our fash- ionable hotels, in a large eastern vJl- l.ige, one bright Monday morning, cogitating how, in the natuio of things, it was poisiblo foj- him to compasi a dinner. The long score, unpaid, which stood recorded on books within, precluded the iJaa of getting one there without the tin, numerous searches thiough tundry pockets about person were unrewarded by a single shiner. The c cse was desperate, but great minds are always equal to emergen- cies, arid Tom was of that order. ilia coat had boon renovated by a co i! re r, for whom he had written a Jove letter, his hat had been ironed by a good-natured holler, who had en- Joyed 1 is curtom in belter a new coat of Japan varniuh had been upen hi) cane, his dickey no gentleman would of examining tlio extremities of i 01 ing, or pry into tho shifts; he "ind b'en nut 1o for n slht. Tom thought himself passable-, and ho re- aoUedto pass ofl' f'ir a dinner, if pos- sible. A stranger lolling easily on a ,'cUec ncor him looked vulnerable, "r, Torn, r.ppinttchiiig him in a very Li nd friondlj manner, rem.irlrcd me, sir, but jou look so like (in old fiiend of rniut-, J. B------, who bus resided for 3 curs in the South, Chut I can't help a MADISON BY WILLIAM W. WYMAN. Faithful and TWO DOLLARS IN ADVANCE. Volume 6. ftTovesn1ier 2O, 1845. Number lie further added, "when Iliad inten- ded to make your house my home, and endeavored to wvake return for your forbearance. It u too much ore and here he became almost overpowered by emotion. The strip of crape around his put there to hide the greasy the bill, and the renovated coat, which looked like new OK the possessor of euch a turn, all assured the the landlord that he had been hasty. He, therefore, denied the indignity, The1 night of the 3d of April was the time agreed upon out west for the grand exhibition of "ground and lofty and about 10 o'clock, of the said numbers of the Millerites assembled 'on the outskirts of the town, en a little eminence, up- on which the proprietor had allowed a fow trees to itand. In the crowd, and the only representative of his race present, was a free negro by name of Sam, about a? ugly, black, wooly, and rough a descen- dant of Ham as ever baked his shins straight, and said that it was an im- over pertinence of his servant, who" had t wice before offended him by his inso- lenco, and assured Tom that he would discharge the fellow forthwith back to him the bill, and begged he would forget the circumstance-indeed, he felt shocked such an outrage had been perpe- trated upon his oldest friend and cus- tomer. These warm expressions inolified Tom's wrath, and foldingsp hjs bill he walked back, resumed his seat, returned the bill to the South- erner, merely remarking he had 'broeght the lundlord to.his and cheerfully sipped a little iced champaign a kitchen fire. Sam's head was small, body- and head very long, and his legs--bore a remarkable resemblonce to a pair of hams; in fact, put Sam on a horse his legi round its neck, his head towards the tail, and his arms clasped around the animal's hams, and at ten paces you would swear he was an old set of patent gear The leader of the Millerites, owing lo "an ancient grudge he bore hated crust of bread and a scrap of paper, and an inch of cloth. The disposition is fai more removed from parsimony, and is a virtue which all should appreciate. It is painful to witness the waste in some families. Large pieces of bread is suffered to nd then given to the s become sour and are useless, leavings of a good meal to- day ere thrown away, whenSt might With it is waste, waste, nothing bin waste. THE N. Y. Spirit of the Times has the following: following dialogue occurred some weeks since, in an old "trap" at the West End. The gctlcman in authority having entered the dwell- ing for tha objects set forth in the late law taking the census, and meeting an old woman on the first flopr, who happened "to be both ill- natured arid hard of _A I I possesed the most valu1 le things in the world, wns about to will them all away, the fol- lowing would be my plan of distribu- tion I would "will to the world truth and friendship, which are very scarce. I would give to physicians skill and learning. I would give to printers their pay- To gossiping women short tongues. To young women, good sense, iarftfe waists and natural teeth. To young sprouts OT dandies, eom- rnon cash nrid hard work. To old maids, good tempers, smooth fares, little talk, and good husbands. To old bachelors, love for children and wives. Sam "like and had done all; in his power to prevent his admitt- j commenced their tance ..mong the but all to "We've taking tho. census, mum. no would creep in at' Well, who the de'il said you want.' ._, ________, every meeting, and to-night here .he] "We want the number of oecu- As ho left Ihe table arm was again, dressed in a white robe of) pant? in this mum." "I nrn from the South, nn- we red the btrnngcr courteously, "but iiot the pcison you spp.xk know Lim, however, and am pleased to encounter a friend of I.is." "Thai's eaid Tom to himself, him us easy as i oiling off a log An finiii.atrd com isiiiion ensued, tiultd in by Tom being asked to tlinf-, nnd when the gong pro- rluiircd thu (able1 in walked the and Tom, arm in arm, lir  life and twice as natural. He called the waiters with an ais1 of ease, the j's wine with friendly fn-cd ,m, laughed musically, j.'strd Mpiiit, wiped his mouth grncp, and, in stunt, completely captivated the southciner. Dining the of Tom's, luxuriating, he was oLsrrvod by ll e landlord, who, indignant, sort a r, rvont to oiJcr him from tin: lablu. Tom had ccnne it' ovt-r him for K> ninny odd dinners, v ithout a shadow of prospect forpay, that ho vould stand il no longer. The si-i vtuit opproael ed, whispered in his onr, ajul stood oft' to give him room to Tom clutched the botlle, with the intention of hurling it at his head, but allured his purpose, and pomrd oul another rjl.'ss, ('rank it or, looktd daggers at rv.itit, and in n moment rnor.e Miiihd confidence upon his friend. "Would you belicte ii, in t'nc Southnnor, "that said Tom since my ays in arm with his friend, the landlord approached, bowing, and begged to know where he should send for trunk, as No. 24, a fine airy room, which would suithim to a charm, was at present empty. Tom aaid he would send tha baggage and after lighting R choico Havana, strolled out with un air niislocratic. In good time, tlio trunk a lurle on.e, but vciy heavy. The cheap cotton, secured to hie body by a belt, and shouting and praying as loud as ttic best. Now on the morning of tbe 3d Cabe had with a deal of perseverance, end more trouble, managed to throw a half inch hemp cord over the branch of an oak. which stretched its Jong arm directly over tbe spot where the Millerites would assemble; one.end ho had secured to the body of the landlord winked as the sejvant bent tree, and the other to "Qckerpnnls We hant none such; Sal's gone lust weetc." "We'll take the number of hutle? first, mum." "Number? I believe it's No. 22. I've seen the "The woman "Ah You may well say 'the men cuss know 'em." "Will you give us the number of aoulsi in your "Souls? There's my own, a i that Mr. Packenhain the British Min- ister at Washington, finding thero if little hope of adjusting tbe Oregon question, either by compromise or bitratiun, has proposed to tcAofc territory in its present tion for twenty years, under the joint protection of England and the United Stales, nnd with Ihe stipulation thtt at the end of said period, its then in- habitants may attach themselves to cither country, or erect themselves into nn independent sovreignly, as they may prefer. If such ft proposi- tion has been made, w e that it will be accepted; for tlio efl'ect of it will be to give the whole t'eiritory e- ventuuHy to the United Stales. If Ihe le territory is open to settlors from England and the United States on equal it will at the end of 20 years contain 10 Americans to 1 Englishman. Such ate the migralciy habits of our people, nnd so accus- tomed aie inanv of thrm to frontier life, that they will go-to Oregon in crowds, while Englishmen will on- ly go b} dozens. 1 his arrangement would triable English Jfur Com- panies, ns v e-11 as our own people, to continue their opt-rallon? ovt-r whole territory for 20 years, by which time the wild gixmc would probably be pretty much killed off. A GOOD is said thai the j is a truly republican plan, day on which Mr. Clay eirived at the since it gn es to the people the 'White Sulphur Col. Single-' Irol of tlieir own d  a new idon, and do- bad rnent on either side 'i-.i-jln lead to tlio most delporaMc const Jour. Com. j.-v, 5fj vcs cllcnlh c ation. IVr- of the Supreme Court of the State of, Up0n this bo anju'Ud Ohio, was a noted wag. A a troublesome, not to bay dangerous was once making his first c 1- fort brfore him, and had thrown him- self on the wings of his imagination into the seventh heaven, and v. as spemir.gly prepared for a higher as- cent, when the Judge struck his iuli'ip on the desk two or three times, ex- claimed to the astonished orator, "Hold on, hold on, my iir! Don't'go any higher, tor you are, al- ready out of the jurisdiction of the Com I." was, however, checked when he had say so. cleared "terra n few fret. cried one, another, nnd not a few dropped their robes and "slid." Now whether it was owing to the lightness of his head, or to the length and weight his heeli, or both, Sam's position was not a pleasant one the belt to winch Why then, m m thunder the FARMERS' CREED. farms and co from the city for a few sinKnl house our whispered the possibility of f.ulure, nnd this lascally land- luiJ having hiMrd the calumny has insi.ltcd me here at table by sending (i servant to demand the trilling sum I owe him." The Southerner war burning with indignation. "it is too humiliating f added Tom, "not dreaming of such nn outrage, I um rntircly unprovided at this mo- "liero, my dc.jr promptly months the Midnight Cry, followed proffered his friend, "hero is my by the Morning Howl, nnd the Noon- pocket book, make use of it without j day Yell, had circulated through the Cabo's cord was attached, was bound exactly round his centre of gravity, and Sam swung like a pair of scales. head up and heels down, heels up and head down, at the sarna time sweep- ing over tho crowd like a pendulun., which motion was accelerated by his strenuous clapping of hands, rnd vigorous kicking. At length lie be- came alarmed, he wouldn't go up, and he couldn't come down! "Lor a cried he, "jist lake urn poor niggei to urn bosom, or lef him down again, easy, Gor Almigh- Hie New York Spirit oftlio Timca. A "MILLERITE" MIRACLE." In a little village in the stale of i Hoosioriana, in the year 1841, there was "s'll sorts'' of excitement con- cerning tho doctrines and prophesies of that'arch deceiver Miller. For v hesitation." "Your'c very said Tom, "very, I will but this bill for a know the rascal can't ch'.Tigc it.'1 With an cf offended dignity, Tom approached the office of the hotel, the landlord frowning with nn- itood at the desk, the offended put his hand to his eves, if hiding doep emotion, nnd then addressing the Inndlord in a grief- elricken voice, said: "I never of such an insult from fir, at guch a tims-, too, a; my nnclv in the south has and bn agent with mo to deliver up tho portion to if, prcts in J ;nguagc out of that tho down henceforth I cannot my feelingi. Take the never .000 will enter your doof. Just at a time, village and surrounding counties, to an extent not even equalled by Dr. Duncan's celebrated Coon speech. Men disposed of their property for liltlu or nothing, were pale nnd ghnstly from latching and praying, and in fact whole popu- lation, or at leait tnoie who believed in the coming ascension, looked as if they were about half over a second attack of the chills and fever. There were, however, some "choice (not choice in who, notwithstanding the popularity of the delusion, would not enlist under the banners of tho otcentionists, and a- inong tlieio was a wild, harum sea- rum bUde from "Down by the name of Gabe Newham. Now Cabe was as Kaid you would meet on a fourth of July, in ty Lef him down again, please the Lord, and dis nigger will go straight to ura bed Sam's teeth chattered with affright, and he kicked again more'vigorously than be- fore, bringing his head directly down- wards and his heels up, when a woman shrieked brother Sam, take rne with sprung at his head as he swept by her, and caught l.lm by the wool, bringing him up "all standing." "Gosh cjied Sam, "lef go um poor nigger's hair." Cabe gave anoiher pull at the rope, but the additional weight was too much, tbe belt gave way and down came Sum, his bullet head taking the leader of the saints a "feeler" just between the eyes. "Gosh! is I down again cried the bewildered Sam, gathering himself up, "I de Lord! but I was nearly dar, I seed de The leader wiped his overflowing proboscis, took Sam by the nape of the neck, led him lo the of the crowd, and giving him a kick "a la said, "Leave, you cussed baboon, you are so ugly, 1Jsnowtd'they let you j'rj" ladies and gentlemen, prudence. But what is prudedce Not to possess a xiigardly disposition. To We belicTO in small of i thorough cultivation. We believe that the soil love to cat as well as its owner, and ought to be manured. We believe in large crops, which leave the land better than they foun'd it, making both the farmer and the farm lich at once. We belie vein going to the boltomof therefore, in deep plough- ing and enough of it. All tlio better with a subsoil plough. We believe the best fertilizer of any soil is rvspirit of industry, enter- prise and this, lime and gypsum and green manures, marl and guano, will be of littl" use. We believe in good ft-nces, good barns, good farm houses, good stock, good orchards, and children enough to gather the fruit. We believe in a clean kitchen, a neat wife in it, a spinning piano, clean cupboard, and_ft science. We disbelieve in farmers that will not farms that grew poorer every farmer's boys tuining into clerks and in farmer's daughters unwilling to work, and in all farmers ashamed of their vocation, or who dsink whiskey till honest men are ashamed of them. Moreover we believe in taking a paying for it, and it. Such hints are worth at A pLAcr Fon 'YOUKQ Ms-K. proportion of males to femdles in C ,1- ifimiia is one to ten, nnd many of the ladies there possess large landed pro- perties, nil iinpi oved. These liflios are deccribp'l as being beautiful, quite jnijthful and Vir- tuous, but anxious for good, considerate husbands. AWFUL I3i.ttTiJO.uMu: IN CHJI.'A.- ENOUMOUS TAKJ; or Li-rwick, Sept. 23.--On Thursday ta'rt immense body of wlialcf tcd nnd WPI-C received witli every demonstration o.f n The mnmt ut the cry of "whales com- wos heard, one general and rirn- uUaneous rush towards Iheihnc was in-ide by the inhabitants. Bouts wore minned, axes shouldered, harpoons handled, knhos J.iid hold of, old pick- axes, spades, poker', ham- mers, and every other ,u ailable lelluil .weapon held in inquisition. wcht llio oais tho excited rowois- bring Ptiippcd. Wli.it an animating sigut! The dealing of blows, the rushing in of the ponderous shoal, rnd then the ing tl roes of tht> rxpi- ring monsters, all united in nn incon- Bcsidc-s the dreadful calamity in the igrnous harmony to add to the inlon- sily of interest felt on tho occasion. For t wo houis tho dreadful combat listed. At List one loud end long rhotil of victory v. .is rr.hed from tho triiimpmnit who ''ood glo.itmg 15JO whales! What n burning of the Theatre al Ca.iton, on the 20th of May, we have flic ac- count of Texas, always for fun and sport be prudent is not to be wasteful; but of any and every dercription, and a' to save everything you can for your, strong disbeliever in Millerism. own and otlrcss pin and a pen- leasl a year's pay- HOOSIER cere- mony of tying thYnuptial knot is very much simplified in the Hoosier state, as the following scene will show "What is your name, "Matiy." "What is your name, Miss "Polly." "Matty, do you lore "No mistake-" "Polly, do you love "Well, I reckon." "Well, then, I pronounce you man and wife, AH the days of your life-" an additioual catastrophe, resnlling in n greater of life. Account'? havo been received Irom the proi inca of Honrin, of a at earthquake, which had demolished (en cfiptnii-'and wh.it scene N.o lan- tbonsand houses and killed upwards guago can portray il nr.d theit-A ro, of five thousand of the inhabitants, to attempt a description wire ix ed- llonan is situated about the centre of Not one aped- --ill in Bicknett's Reporter. 'one he.ip of slain. Some of tho ________ yonne men, when chafing the fchool into phallow water, a< tunlly left their boots rind sal asliida" the nniiniil1-1, riding them to the there. The his- tory of the v hah- totching in Innd docs not nfl'.ml an instance of nn ejitcnsnc cnplure in riich an Inndsomp sum iri oxp' ctcd to be rrftj- ixc-d by the captors a: the reward of thuir 'n Groat Jottr. Two HUNDRED LIVES LOST Nouvellise, of the following particulars of a accident which happened in Ita'y by the giving way of n bridge: "A lettei jj'om Veriiccu-iiaiaxL-U September, ful event had diead- us that a taken place on preceding day, between B'lluno and Feltrc. Two hundred Italian sol- diers were executing some mnno-vfes at that point under the command- of an Austrian officer, who without any plausible motive, was obstinate in wishing them to cross n biidgo, wliich menaced to fall with the slight- est shock, and which the local au- thorities, with praiseworthy caution, had for some time forbidden the pas- sage. It was in vain that some of these soldiers represented the danger there would be in marching over the bridge the Austrian Captain reite- rated his orders, wliich the unlnppy men had the folly to obey. They marrhed on the bridge, and the- ex- pected catastrophe took place. The bridge tottered, cracked and fell into the stream, and tbe whole of the two hundred soldiers perished in the deep and rapid river across w hich the bridge had been erected. The officer, who was marching at the head, had-prudently taken some Rteps in advance, and succeeded in resell- ing the opposite bank in safety. Soine wnglook a drunken placed 'iim in a coffin with the lid left so that he could raKf it, pUccd him in a prave y-ml, and waiting to see the effect. After a short time the fumes of the liquor left him, nnd hii position being lather confining, sot uptii'ht, and nftor Jitoking aiound, "Well, I'mthcfiifUhat's I am confoundedly bc- cxclaimfd riz! or else hted." LAKI: Sun level of tho water of Lake Superior supposed to be 900 feet above the- level ct the ocean. H has sounded to the depth of GOO nnd 700 fef t. In tome plaees no soundings have been found. It is 400 to 500 miles long, ond nbont 80 wide. Its srca, or surface of water, is equal to about 345000 square miles. Tlie water is general- ly cold. When the winds am high the waters are more boisterous than those of the Atlantic Ocean.   

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