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   Potosi Republican (Newspaper) - November 30, 1848, Potosi, Wisconsin                               POTOSI REPUBLICAN. BY LEACH SEATON. POTOSi; WISCONSIN, NOVEMBER 30, 1848. VOLUME II-NUMfcRB POETHY. A Love. 0 subtitling I jve The wretch, filtered when lh> toft, ami suett, and law irooir.g, but ui.Jj in5 echo, s ole 1 AT f.OBI the plate or latmtv, O'er roai.jr mountain rough To tinker of th) No won ler Uien Hut oiir, fruui tin youth 1 j lore anil feel, extat i the ejitl irihi; lokrns of a luxtlicr'j love, do [iKy iclure ill) Mind. Tiietc within my memory ark, I here tlitso -acred tlimgt are laid, And icnr shall li upon thrin. JS'o, lln- sjjiril that hath placed t HMD there view them mil} m norm- wo thy like nor then, With jut a frali uluojt worshiplul. St. Louit Ikrnld. She child, with long black hair lying c ver pillow. Her were dark and they met mine, she startled slightly, but smiled and looked upward. I spoke a few words to her father, and turning lo her asked her if che knew her condition. "1 know that ny Redeemer, said she in a voice whose melody was like the j sweetest strain of an jEolian. You may im- agine that the answer startled me, and with a few words of like import I turned from her. A half hour passed, and she spoke the same deep, richly melodious voice: "Father, I am cold; lie down beside and the old man lay down by his dying child, i and she twined her emaciated arms around l his neck, and m irmured in ft dreamy voice: '-Dear I "My laid the old man, "doth the i Hood seem deep o theeP" "Nay, father, for ray toul is strong." "Seest thou th i thither I "I see it, father; and ara green I with imaaortal vc rdure." "Henrest thou the voice of its "I hear them, father; as the voice of angels, falling from afar in the still and solemn night I have leei several on the point of tane; 8nj c, U me. Her voice, too, fath- MISCELUM. A funeral. w rUint; mi about Sunday me atiil nt lierc t 1 .g 1 .ii ''.i) MIR back- 1? i-i l! i t iMirrc-nt. Our e n.! t !n u lif a mink's r l he w (rr i'i tlie ed'lv ihc 1-jl Irur to uner- .ad an idea that a graveyard i! .11 nt llu-. high. Jour oj J (1. a ami i1 n it on ind the stars 1 have alvvajs wiis the nearest place to heaven ou this earth; and vvitholil tir Thomas Browne, I love to see a church in a graveyard, for even as we pait through Un place of graves to the tem- ple of God on c irlh, so we must through the place of gr iv es lo the temple of God en IV. II -j ti it i ha Sun lav Sabbath. The Puiupktn Daiife and moo tight Hitcc. OVE Or TUE WrSTEIfJ t.tll. made ithe ulu-le liunt- .'f nx i..s our The followin oiigin.il sketch is from the ami of S0lOn Ji ibiiKon, Esq., of Indiana, well cab.ii on and no Cass men in them diggifls could >ut run, out drink, out fight, out bet, out arj ue them on that pint, by a long shot. All of these remedies- were apparel tly tried, and found ineffectual, the course of de evening. Finally, it proposed, about midnig it, to dance it out. The two parties then sel :c- ted their companions, the fiddler mounted he whisky barrel, a large pumpkin was pla ed in the middle of the floor, and at it they we nt, with -coats off, like going to hard As y'i work. Each one was to give the pumpki i a kick and roll, and the other was to mount it, dance on and over it, without tumbling, or own himself and Presidential candle ate defeated; the on, rooting in and ke ;p- ing up a supply in the pumpkin market as they became demolished by aa occasional sa- ving in of the article. After about an hour's effort, it was a dra fin battle the two generals having been floo ed about an equal number of conseque ice of trying to make footing upon a very roll ng tort of pumpkin proviso. A Curtain Lecnre. "SGH tilent? Hush A gnat drones its tiny trump between the curtains. Ubi flos, ibi apes." Suddenly Jerico is assured; and with two long, soft strides, is at his own side of the bed. Sabilla is evidently in a sound, deep, sweet sleep. Untucking the bed, and making himself the thinest slice of a man, Jerico slides between the sheets. And there he lies feloniously still; and he thinks to being asleep, she cannot tell how late I come to bed. At all events, it is open to dispute; and that is something. '-Mr. Jerico, when are you to let me have some money With open eyes, and clearly ringing every word upon the morning air, did Mrs. Jerico repeat this primal question. And what said Jerico? With a sudden qualm at the heart, and with thick, stammering tongue, he "Why, my dear, I thought you were sound asleep." "I should be very if, like some people, I could sleep, Mr. Jericho. I should be very glad indeed if, like some peo- ple, I could leave the house aqd take my plea- ure, and run into every sort of extravagance. 3 a v uttMLiuC'i At the juncture, the corn was getting Ie., But no I must stay at home. But I tell you cidcdly low; two of the tin cups had b, en this, Mr. Jericho, I have made my mind up. Hnltann in thm flnll ._ Y t i flattend in the fall of Gen. Cass, and one of the green glass tumblers having come in Be- tween old Zack and the floor, (crushing it) at a time when the pumpkin went the wr >ng way, had made him imagine that Capt. Br gg had" run out grape, and was firing brol en glass, a portion of which had made him th nk he had an empty in the rear, being decide lly damaged in that region, and, withal, was not yet settled which party should yield. Hereupon Bill Smilhers stumped im Jones to decide it by a horserace. I had been dozing before this, but he proposition for horse race by moonlight in the small hours of the night, to settle the prospect of the two Presidential Candida es, seemed so decidedly rich that I determine 1 to witness the performance. As the horses had had nothing to eat b it a rail fence for the last fifteen hours, there no danger, in consequence, of high feet, ing and hard running injuring them. Not ing time to robe myself exactly for a day-light street walk, I donned a buffalo robe, slip jed on my boots, and put out. This was a ;ry good costume for me, but a confounded un br- tunate one for Bill Sraithers, who rode the great National Michigander. I didn't care so much about the star ing point as I did the coming out, and so I stat on- Lying here and being bitten by the gnats as I have sorry, I'm sor- ry." "Not you, indeed. You don't care hnw I'm bitten; or, for that matter, who bites me. But that is not what I was going to say. What I was going to observe is this you nor any man shall make a cat's paw of me." "I never thought of it. Never entered my said Jericho, screwing hii head into the pillow. "Nothing but a cat's paw, and I'm not come to that. I was deceiv- ed at the said Mrs. Jericho: "grossly, shamefully played upon; and I have been deceived ever since." "For the matter of that" said Jericho, a little doggedly, '-I was deceived too. Of course, every body said you had money; and sol was cried Jericho, melting a little with a sense of his injury. "I don't want to re- turn to the subject, Mrs. Jericho. But of course I thought you rich. "Mercenary wretch! If get was Just as you like, Mrs. Jericho; only be good enough to let me go to sleep." "Bed" said Jericho, making himself vigorously tip for rest, "bed isn't the place to talk in." "I dont wish to replied Mrs. Jericho, "I don't wish to exchange a single word with such a creature as you are. All I want to know is If the girls were only stirring, I'd ,-as the threat. "I'm sure its time." ed myself at the corner of the house r ear can vou let me have some money? 1.1. j _. _ _ _ __ rf iil church in a log hn once a ill X l H ..l.ii.-r. l Vi 1M it 1 we not i down in the vvl o is ,i IK t'l.it v ,1 hi in t i IK- itiufulh r r ipi'lly w i i i-> <-r noli' e liow i r n 111 tlif- c above it i l Indiana. Tune put a where that event was supposed to be about to come off. The greater part of the crowd had gone up to the top of the hill to see fair play in the f tart leaving three or four of the most leg we ary to watch which should come first round to the corner. A loud shout told the start. Down t iiey came, so close together that the ore there was but one, which was a strong svi- dence that they didn't see double; and a it turned out, I really believe they did not for just as they n eared the corner where I st >od, both nags saw the buffalo, and Bill Smiiuers saw the for while Old Zack put it straight through at his best licks, fill's horse wheeled and sheered close up to the side of the building, and suddenly ed, as tho' the yawning earth had opened her jaws as when by earthquake riven. About that same time, I thought, as I had not been seen among the lookers on in V icn- na, I might as well retire rather suddc nly, and leave the mystery to be solved by the due course of events. Accordingly, about five minutes afterwards, I was di earning that there was a very an ma- ted discussion going on as to what had become of Bill Smithera and General Cass nag, s it was indesputable that, in the record of that race, they were both to be set down as no in the meantime, Bill began to t link he w as somewere, but where that u-fifre was has for gasped Jericho. re- peated Mrs. Jerico with inexorable resolution. "Mrs. said the husband, bolting up- right in bed, and looking aside, down upon the face of his unmoved you per- mit me to sleep, now I'm come to my own bed? I think it particularly hard when a man been out all day as I have been, toiling his wife and say I think it particu- larly don't want to prevent your sleeping, Mr. Jericho. Sleep as long as the sleeping beauty, and I'm sure I'fchould be the last person to attempt to awake you. AH I want to ask of you is what I asked you tin's morning. Nothing more. When shall I have some money "Zounds cried Jer- iaho. "Don't call me woman, exclam- ed Mrs. Jerico. "Major Pennibacker "Hu was only a hiccupped "Major Pennibacker reiterated his widow "a soldier and a gentleman, never called me money As though the bed had been strewn with powdered pumice, Jericho chilled and Weekly. The New Beautiful Extract. Man must be content to follow the steps of Providence, tardily, timidly, and uncertainly. But he can have no pursuit more worthy of his genius, his wisdom or his virtue. Why one half of the globe remained hidden from the other during the four or five thousand years after the creation, is among the questions which wa may long ask without obtaining an answer. Why the treasures, the plants and animals of America should have been utterly unknowr alike to the adventurous expeditions of Tyre and Sidon, to the unatical skill of the Carthagenian. to the brilliant curiosity of the Greek, and to the imperial ambition of the Roman, while their discovery was reserved for Genoese sailor in the fifteenth century, is a problem perhaps inaccessible of solution by any hum in insight into the ways of the Great Disposer of all things; yet may it not be con- jectured that the knowledge wa; expressly withheld until it could be of practical use to mankind that if America had been discover- ed a thousand years before; it would have been found only a vast wilderness in both its south- ern and northern division, for it was then al- most wholly unpeopled; that with the chief in- terest of imperial Rome turned to European possession or eastern conquest, the disco'i ery would hive been nearly thrown away; that there wa i hitherto no superflux of European population to pour into this magnificent des- ert; and i hat if even Roman adventurers had dared the terrors of the ocean, and the perils of our nt w climates, at an almost interminable distance from home, the massocres and plun- ders hab.tual to heathen conquest must have erftj impeded, if not wholly broken up the progress of the fei-ble population already settling on the soil; or perhaps trained that population to hab- its of ferocity like their own, and turned a from UM Rochistor ABMKBB. Fattier Matthew. Boston, Oct. 20th, 1848. From the statements of Father Matthew, received by the last steamer, and corrobora- ted by h s distinguished patron, Col. J. W. Sherburue, bearer of dispatches lor the Amer- ican government, it appears that is deter- red from visiting this country at present, chiefly by heavy pecuniary eratwrr.-mroentn. The rest It of sacrifices the Temperance cause, ai d especially of the drafts upon his philanthropy from the late famine. In apologising for the delay of his Mill an- ticipated vuit, he says in characteristic I have received, it is true, from my tem- perance friends in the Stales, and also from benevolent individuals in England, occasional remittances of money but the late famine devoured every thing I could rcrape togeth- er, I could not addreM assemblages of tee- totallers, with sunken and hollow chrekx on the benefit of total aistinance from ,i'l in- toxicating drinks, without supplying them with bread. If I had bowels of iron, tsliich happily Chavo not, as grew up with me from the breast of my mother, I could resist of my fellow crea- tures, suffering with extreme waul utul with tormenting hunger. "In rryjorneyings.lhroujrh the country, on my misvoii of Temperance, I mlioiteil for food by hundreds of thousands, M ho, OM my previous visits were the gcnetoiis sup- porters of our sacred Cause." It would seem as though the hare tion of his circumstances wonM at once bo met with a respi.nce more il than mere grateful emotion, from thousands of hb- peaceful and pastorial land into a scene of slaughter and misery. The discovery of the American continent flashed on the world like the discovery of a ntw creation. In reading the correspondence of the learned at the time, the return of Colum- bus, and the knowledge which that return brought, is spoken of with a rapture of lan- guage more resembling an Arabian tale than the narr itive of the most adventurous voyage of man. The primative races of their-fellow beings, living in the simplicity of nature, un- der the forests of the palm, and all (he delic- ious fruits for their food, with gold and pearls for their toys, and the rich treasures of new plants and animals of all for their in- dulgence and their use, were described with the astonishment and delight of a dream of Fairy-land, or the still richer visions of res- tored Psradise. Yet, when the hues of imagination grew colorless by time, the continents of the west displayed to the ripened knowledge of Europe, virtues only still more substantial. The con- trast between the northern and southern por- tions of the World is of the most striking kind. It is scarcely less marked (ti.in I he dintintioT between the broken, deeply divi- ded, and well watered surface of Europe, and the plains, vast mountain form the char- acleristi lea'tures of Asia. Thrilllnf Incident at the Noble gallantry or the I.ioti. On Thursday of last week during; the hea- vy storm of wind and rain n tiile the collection of wild beasts in the (if Messrt. Raymond Waring in the lage of Nor walk, (Conn.) a fe.il nrp in- troduced in the exhibition not prei i.nisly an- nounced in the bills. About four in the ternoon a violent glut of wind blew down thw canvass which forms the large pavilion, com- pletely enveloping the spectators ami engoa of anirrals in one common mass of The accident happened at the time when Adelina the Lion Queen as flic was sly led, was performing in the den of wiM and as the fright of the animals rendered them seemingly uncontrollable; great fears wero entertained for the safety of tTiat interesting young liidy. At this moment .scene of in- describable terror and con I ITI ion presented itself. The roaring of terrified screams of women and children ami (he "pell- ings of the pitiless storm" without, rendered the scene truly appalling. The panic, ever, was momentary, as the prompt and en- ergetic measures taken by the managers soon cleared the wreck, no person having received the slightest injury. But 1'ie most intensely iufere-d'np- incident remains to be told. The uproar tho timers and leopards in the ri-rfomiing cage, gave rise to a report (hat they were de- vouring Miss Adelinn. In the instnnl _ __ t i in nt In N jrth America, we sec a land of sm- the ass WM gularly varied surface, in its primitive tlate, c. Kr. covered forests; xrith an Uncertain cli- M. ilUWlJWtfclS] T li f M woman yet. Glorious creature His sword 5oii seldom luxuriant, eften sterile, ev- -i ery where requiring and generally rewarding human industry, watered by many pen- etrated in almost every direction by navigable and beautiful streams and traversed from north to south, an unusual direction for rivers, would rattle in its scabbard if no knew how I was treated." -'Is this the cried Jer- icho a little fiercely, "to talk of swords and scabbards, with the sun shining in at the windows Why can't you let me sleep and talk at the proper hours After a man has his wife and fam- wonder how many been toiling and slaving for doubt. And I wives and how many families it cried Mrs. Jericho, with a strange, cutting significance that leveled her husband; for belter countenr ice in the silvery frame of age.1 he w as well satisfied he couldn't tell. He Solomon desperately stretched himself in the He trie.! his b irr of a ron- t ic account of a certain Illinois t-n- i and so- Judge, makinp his first electioneering toin] .i 'i it but htrange meet us, who K l.i c.rr if loving never go to bd I met with a lot of these the other rather n a certain town, in the south- ern part of Illinois, and ns it can positively luive no upon the election now, per- Inps you wo lid like to have it to use for rmongthe election returns. I don't know how it is, exactly, it is. in conseque ice of the sovereigns af south- ern Illinois di inking so much whisky, that General Casn ;ets to many votes in that dis- trict, or wheth :r so much whisky is drank there in quence of so many Cass men brini; there. But certain it is, that if the General had ti pay for all that has been drank at our in would need another "extra al- of the "critter h.s friends something extra to foot the ti> M, i a fpttlor so a-! 1 Jill! i w at me atkcti in 1 I of medicine (lie irt-.t. Hut 1 m> need of their L .rr. wr tilled to tliP bank I a cjnoe that laj truing l.llr t ,1. the light ci.ircn: j'tj we twtlt- lake TV! many mei.t bill. f i ic V J JI >t ti.rre M- v 11 the I slept in a certain town, in that region, a 'hort lime where the extras were in- it I I.) n she and he ihort lime ag c.i% aj: lie He I consisting of u whisky the colonel, barrel, six tin cups, two green glasi tumblers in The> live to- lot of pipe ?nd tobacco was in close the river. The> proximity to t le inn I was in, and there the no one qualities of a very recent extractien of the i ne who knew a thiignt two, 1 latelv bcti in St. Louis, where he had not tell what it was that hindered his r in the world. sing How long he would have lain in that ecp ocean of darkness buried, I knew not, if it had not chanced that other eyes than mini had seen him. watchful worn had seen the immortal Bill Smithers, as ride the great Cass champion, in a run that to settle the fate of that renowned hero, ride stern formost down into the dark recei s of the open cellar way of the Traveller's Hi me.' There let him and his hero rest; and v 'hile we dreamed away the balance of the right, the better half" of poor Bill raised a f >rce, and, by hard digging, made out to raise him and his horse to daylight before I left the next morning. But as Bill told me he d he had seen the devil, and that it was a wai ning for him not lo ride another Castdfece i the dark, and that ha would most turly vole ft r old Zack, I quieted my conscience by thil king that ignorance is and this is one vote saved, and, therefore, left him a believing eon- vert, to a better faith, in which we will probably long continue, notwithstanding the the publication of this venerable histo Newspapers, be it understood, are m s :aled book to that portion of our brothers c' the T this "highly en ight- our father fough and bled, and Bill Saithers rode the midnight race and I wrote the history thereof. SOLON. nor you great political family of ened for which bed; and lugging the nightcap over his ears, turned round, determined upon pulling up sleep, like the poppies, by the roots. "I'm not to be deceived by your indignation, Mr. Jericho. I know every thing, or else where could your money go to? However, as I said, I'm not to be made a cat's-paw of. For eight vears I have been married to you, under what I way call false pretences. People call you the Golden Jericho, or is it likely that I could have forgotten the heroic mac feel a slight put upon him in his war- grave, by your being in the night-cap wear at this moment However' he for- gives me. At least I Mrs. Jeri- co spoke with a spasm, "I trust he does. It was all for the sake of his precious orphans that I am in the bed that I am. Yes, Penni- his widow cast up her eyes, as though addressing her first husband, looking her from the you know for what I sacrificed the best of wives, and the most disconsolate of widows. I could have wished like the Hindoo, to be bruned upon the pile; I was equal to it; I could have rejoiced in it. But I re-married, unwillingly re-married, to sacrifice myself for our children." "Yes, Pennibacker." "Damn Pennibacker cried Jericho. said widow, with her deepest voice, and with thun- der bropding at her Jericho will yon dare to desecrate the ashes of the dead Demon! Will you? "Well, said Jericho, a little appaled, for an impartial circle bad called Mrs. Jericho, tht Siddons of private down benignly upon her "Yes, dear Pennibacker, A TOUCH OF TBB LIP men of the said a Western Lav yer, you are here on one of the mast nclemn and and it v an not a darned W big lie that Get Cass was a colt  very hard, Jericho very hard, that you will always be throwing your huiband's in my face." "No levity, Sir; no by an immense stream, the Mississippi, bringing- down the fur, the produce of the north, the corn of the temperate zone, the fruit of the tropics, and connecting all those regions with the commerce of Europe; a nat- ural channel, of more than two thousand miles, without a perceptible difference of breadth from New Orleans to the fulls of St. Anthony. The "more southern portion of the New World exhibits the plains of Tartary, the sol- itary mountain range of India, the fertility of the Asiatic soil. It too has its Ganges and its Indus, i i the Amazon and Rio de la Plata; but its smaller are few and feeble. It has the fiery heat of India, dangerous ex- halation i of the jungle, the tiger and the though a less daring and powerful species; and the native, dark, delicate, and indolent as the Hindoo. Without speaking of the contrast as perfect- ly duslrined in all its points, it it unquestion- able tha'. North and South America have been formed or two great families of human-kind as distinct as energy and case; that the North is to be possessed only as conquest of toil, while the South allows of tho languor into whose hand the fruit drops from the tree. A Short Sermon for Voting Men. TEXT Owe no man out of debt. Avoid it as you would war, pestilence, arid famine. Shun it as you would the devil. Hate it with a perfect hatred. Abbhor it with an entire and absolute Digpotitoes, break stones, peddle tin-ware, do anything that is honest and useful, rather than run in debt. As you value comfort, quiet, independence; "keep out debt. As you value g )M digestion, a healthy appetite, a pla- cid tctr.per, a smooth pillow, sweet sleep, pleasan. dreams, and happy wakings, keep out of liebt. Debt is the hardest of all tack- makers and most cruel of oppressors. It is a tablea tx presented such as would defy citli- er poet, painter, or sculptor (o poririy wilJi accuracy'. In the centre of the den a younjf and be lUtiful lion, (the same recently pre- sented to Gen. Carr, by the Ktnperor of Mo- in a rampant JVumcd strong feature of the picture; bcnc.it h one of his hind feet lay stretchc'l the bnilif of n leopard, and struggling wMm mvinciblr grasp of his fore paws were the tiger and mtrvir ving Ifojmrd. In the opposite end of the cage, transfixed as a statue of marble with eye and majestic attitude, the same .11 u hen she the wild beast lo crouch at her feet, stood the Lion Queen, Mits Advlina. The young lady states that the two and the tiger made a simultaneous fier nt the moment the canvass w.is down, U'ere repulsed by the noble gallantry of the lion, who bounded between them ntul protected her in the manner described. The The presence cf the keeper, Mr. Pierce, toon reduced the savage group to subjection, and the Lien Queen was happily relieved said Mrs. Jericho, very pondroosly. "Though unhappily I am your wife, I cannot forget that I am Major And then Mrs. Jerricho drew a sepulchral sigh, and then she hopefully he forgi- me. However, as I believe I have ob- served once before, Mr. Jericho, I will no longer be made of.'" "Of coure not. Why should you Jerico. I'm sure for my part, I want a wife with as little of the cat as possible." And then Jerico shrank in bed as if had ventured too much. Possibly Mrs. Jericho too imperious to note eoarca affront: for she merely re- well Mr. Jericho: I want to know is want know no will you let hare tome the neck. It spreads a It an cloud over ler dangerous situation. New ILiven dium. A CITTING REPLY. An avaricious divine in a deplombli, condition, floor, and giving him a whole firmament of man's being. It eclipses the sun, it blots out the stars, it dims and de- faces tie beautiful blue of the sky. It up the harmony of nature, and turns to disso- nance U the voices of its melody. It the foiehead with premature wrinkles, it plucks the eye of its light, it drags all no- blensss and kindness out of the port and be- ing of man. It takes the soul out of laugh, and all and freedom of Come-1 lot under iU accursed dominion. by it is you would pass by a leper, or tmittei by this it not. Taste not its fruit, for it shall tarn to and ashes your Friendly, I to -each to all, but especially 704 young men, keep out of debt.______________ "You can't do that tht Pig Mttl to the bo i when he cut kit tail off. seeing i poor boy called 1 im to the mouldy piece of bread, asked him il lie coulJ read, to which ho answered in tlio negative; o the t ueition whether he could say f lie Bc- lef and the Prayer, the answer vv.m ho same. said the divine, "I will ;each you that: Our said the instruc- tor. "Our repeated the boy; what your Fitlier as well as mine cer- .ainly.' "Then we are "To he sure was the ready reply. "Why replied the boy, pulling the urust from behind his coat, "how could you give your poor brother this mouldy piece of bread NEW svArKM TIIE STEAM- CBS. VVe are gratified lo learn that Postmas- ter General Johnson removed the embar- go from Newspapers for and news- M friaght. ordered such ihall not be charged wiih U. S. postage and that they shall be delivered from the without pasting througli Post Office. Should find, however, thut the British government purvues a contrary policy toward American newspapers, he right to retaliate. Wu wish that the two would drop their absurd bicker- ing on postage question, and conclude the rec iprocaf treaty now under negotiation. Every person in America or British Isl- having to write by ilynicf ofUx present York Hint. or Gcnni ntown Montgomery county, -It in thkt a farmtr of a fcrm BM Jald by, according U own thousand ft too thirW um- Inikutriouf lo and u di-iiaguUhinfr. trait of character.   

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