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Prairie Du Chien Weekly Courier (Newspaper) - February 19, 1857, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin V, A. W. MERRELL, PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WIS., FEB. 19, 1857. VOL. V, NO. 13. THE fUIill 1BID is PLTUSHED EVEltY A. ISH EK A xi) rnopiURTor. Tt> Uelivertd, 1 ycsir, 00 6 months, 3 To Utlii-.e aud MttU aubscriberflt 1 year, 1 C mouths, 73 4 00 G 00 10 00 5 00 3 00 T2 00 oo 00 UO W 00 20 00 0 00 23 OF J [TEN .LINES oil LESS MAKES A SQOAKE, One ?'iuary, firrft inserion, 11 Kach substKnieiH insertion, Three 11 ?ls monttis, 11 Twelve nunvtiii, Two Three Six Twelve months, t'no nnr yenr'i' i x m on rhs, Htilf One year, One-lfiird column, cme veftfr Oarilj or eight l tach aJclltiona) line, one yfcftr I or Leaded Notices double tlic jibovi! rates. Yearly ailvcrtlsomenta may be rftanpert quarterly liy pftyitig 15 ceius per square for re-jjyttiiig. Legal Notices inserted ut the rnU'3 prescribed "by law here no is speclfteJ, aiU'criiscuujnis will be continued ouu month. CO. A. CAMPBELL, HAUVKL COWDKS, I. OUSTIL, Ini n. UMPSJOS, AtCHECS H'HICllIT, ANDREW C. i'uiu-tPS, II. ii. HALL, dffe 6fA Judicial JiKtya. SfttrW'. Clerk. Co. Court. Cenntif 7'i-tcnturtr Jteff of Ucedx rk Board S County Attorney. Surveyor. B. T, CI1YSE SOCIETY NOTICES. I. O. O. 33a 2.93S3, H3 S. 3. MEETS every Friday evening, at then-Hall, on Wnter-st., opposite tlie iJT Brethren in goiil stauding arcs wulco.-ue tu attend. HITTCHTC.SON-, X. G. E.A. BOTTUJI, V. O. W. E. BULLOCK, Secretary. OOCIAL CIRCLE B. U. (H. F.) C. A. No. 5- O of tho State of Wisconsin, nnd'Sio. 20a, ol tha Continent, meats every WeJnostliiy evening at OJcl Fellows Hull. Brotlier's in good stand- ills, are-inviteci to A. "WniGUT.n. s. K. <13-ly. Wholesale and Rchill Benlers In Foreign r.nd Domestic OS. MEDICINES, VAISiXS, OILS, Ac., ic., Prairie da Cluen, Dower Town. N. A. E. WRIGHT, and Retail Dealers la nil kliuls of DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, WINDOW-GLASS, 4c., 4o. 2il Joorsoulh of Knn.cs Hotel. I'raljie Cblcn and Retail Dealer in .CCS, MEDICIKI3S, WIJfEfc. CEttiKS, Church St., Prairie du Clden, Wis. y. rffl Co., Dealers in DRUGS MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, WIN DOW-GLASS, A S D DHTTOGIST'S GLASS-WARE. 1CT At the OLD 3TAKD on Water Street. Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. "27 T. E. St. ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. OFFICE IS 0. P. MARTIS'S DRUG STORE, du Clilen, Wisconsin. o. B. SPRAGUE, nt.his old Shop on Wntcr make and repair GUXB of all kinds, to ortler. S. A. CLARK, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Dry Coo As, Grocer LowerTown.Prairio dit CRAWFORD, CO. BANK efc H Brokers, Exchange Collciion Office. Will buy approved rafts, Bills, Bank certificates of deposit, Town ami Ooiintj- or ders, uncnrrcnt money, land .Varrnnts, ifec. Special attention given to collection o Notes, Drafts, and other duos nnd proceeds re milled nt Current rates of Exchange. Money loaned to our customers in sums to suit. In- terest nt the rat of 6 per cent, peratinuin paid on Special Deposits. Prairie du Cliieu, is., AprilSS, 1855. o e HOTEL CARDS. O.-Ji. Wstlt. KANE. KANiS'HOTEL. -D T- K A K E B R O T H E E, IHaiu Street, TVfpcr BY E. W. MONDELL, Corner of Bluff and; .'Minnesota Streets, vis. Omniljus M-IU convey rnsseiiscra nnil Bag- ciigt; free of Cliurgf. -3 T- T H O S C A L I N A N jTIatti Street, Totvti, GRAH1TEHOOS1. Y- J L F K E N C II Ferry JStrcetj JLotvor FULLER EOLTSE7 D T STEPHEN LONG, Proprietor, Cor. 7th and Jackson Sts., sr.r. pAtJt, (v4.n-H.) HOUSE, BUTLER, PROPRIETOR, (Laic of Monroe Co. N. Y.j Alljoluilis' Ortleiui ami toik sliQTt <lisn from Itoclc and MilwanUcc CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. HOUSi7 B V BRAD. WILLIAMS, iVortli SidcCaiiltol MADISOS, REPUBLICAN HOUSE, JP. lesang, Corner of ami 1'irwt Streets. MILWAUKEE Wisnossfix. This House is kept on the European princple. When the boftlv rattle On the clurkencd window pane, And tho moan and murmur In a wild and fitful 0, how welcome is the cheerful, Brightly-burning ruddy light, Glowing fi'oai the evening fire-side, Glowjug, and briyut. the motion bearus arc dancing On the ceiling in the hall. E'en within the heart's dark corners With a gentle glance they fall, And in ilie clear and ples-sant radiance As in waves of goUl it plays, Melts tho soul that's filled wuli sadness, Lights the eye 'with radiant rays. Loved ones me tit around the fira-side. Through the dronry winter eve, Whtlbt the storm without is wildest, Tales of other days to -weave, Songs that to the heart IK 'Breathed upon tho hollow air, Voices gay in luirlh are raiuylud, Household words" are sweetest there. How tho aged and the weary Look back to the happy hurmh, By whoso invrry light they .started, Ere they tasted naught but mirth. Though the glow long been faded, Urightei; than of yore it burns, "SA'huxi the spirit, worn with wandering, That cherished vision turns. Then, when Calling snow-flakes ratde On the darkened Let us gatlier round tho live-side. Heedless uf the reign. Ar.d when Life's cold winter coiueth, 'jMid the darkness and the sturm, Wo'll again in Ifemory's clianiber, Meet around the fire-side warm. A 5 1 iu i i o liy it. TT. Slowly, the wall Steals the sunshine, steals the shade, Evening damps to fall, Evening shudov.-s are Round mo, o'er me, "every where, AH the sky is grnud -with clouds, And atlnvnrtthe ereuiug air Wheel the home crowds. Shafts cf suiishinc from tho west Paint the dusty windows red Darker shadows deeper rest Underneath and overhead. Darker, darker, find inorowan, Iti tny breast tlie sluulows fall Upward itcal the life of man, As the sunshine on the wall. From the wall into tlie sky, From tho roof alonsy the spire, ili, the souls of s.lints that die Are but the sunbeams lifted higher. iovo In a IMriuUngr LAWYER'S CARDS. JUSTICE PEACE <t DEP, TT. S. MARSHA L Public Public Aucliouccj: JL S I. 0 ATTORN 13V AT X-AW. Office in Knowlton's Block, opposite Post Offic TRA1RIE HU C1LIKX, I'llILHPS, 11UTCHH1NSON MERRILL, at 'ITaur, Office Cor. Churcli ami AVisconsln Sts, Vrniric <lu vJ-n-M. A. C. PHILLIPS. WILLAMJ E. IICTcmxscs. GEORGE G. JOHNSON, DAGUERREAN ARTIST. So. no Water street, Galciin, III. 1'ictures taken in this Gallery are warranted not surpassed in the -world. i'lcasc call and examine for yourselves. O" All kinds of material used in the art for n4-4-ly atintittg) fainting r A I N T K Pv AXD O L A Z I E Toivn, 1'rtilrlc ilii -1-80 NEWSHAVINC SALOON." A. FOLLQO'K NO. I Basement of Monde! 1 House. SHMAPOOING DONE'IN EASTERN STYLE CJL O THE ,to order. to, umi ilon 4...G A.. S. BLAIR, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR REAL E S T E AGENT. -J IOWA WALLER R. BULLOCK, COMMISSIONER OF DEEDS For tlie of Ohio, Illinois, lo-wa. Virginia, and tlae Territory of Minnesota. Prairie at: Chien, Aug. [39-tfJ ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT ICTGcmus without taste will often commit enormous errors; and, what is vrursu, it will not be sensible of them. KT" Words, -n-ords, words says Hamlet, despairing; but God preserve us from the tructive power of "words. There are words whose sting can remain iu the heart through a whole life. "SViLX attend punctually to all businessen- tothoir care, in this and tho ncigbor- ing Counties. Office corner of Bluff and Church Streets, BEXJAMI.V BUIL, RUE-OS KIXG Prairie du Cliien.TTis., (4-n27.) M B E D S O N, IKT o t; FOR CRAWFORD CO., WILL take acknowledgments, and Draw Deeds, Mortgages and Land Contracts on application at his office opposite thePhcs- uix Hotel. JOHNSON BULLOCK, Attorneys ftiiS Coiinsbioi's at Office; First floor of Case's hew building, im- mediately south of Knowltou's Block, CHURCH STREET, Prairie du Cliieii, Wisconsin. KEFEREXCES H. M.RiCE, Sfc. Paul. Jlinn. S. M. ERECKty- KtnoE, St. Louis. J.B. BECK, Esq..Lexington, Ky. Judge IRA B, BRLWSOS, Prairie du Chieu D" H. [33-lyJ "W. R. BULLOCK Real Estate Agent, AND KOTART- PUBLIC, NSELLOR. AT LA7T it SOJJCITOH IX Office on Church-SLreet, opposite Knowlton's [4-Jl-lyl Block, iCTFame, and -wor.dcr, and nptlanse arc not excited but by external and advcntilutous cir- cumstances, often distinct and separate from virtue any heroism. Eminence of station, greatness of effect, and all the favors of for- tune, must concur to place excellence in public view but fortitude, diligence and patience, divested of their show, glide unseen through the crowd of lift', and suffer, and act, though with the same vigor and constancy, yet with- oxit pitv nnd '.vi'.hoat Johnson, Health isthe ground which great, persons cultivate, -whereby they exchange the light fly- ing into golden usage. To them, it is industry represented in its power the human riches of time. The minute-glass runs wil- lingly sand of centuries -when great ideas are in the healthful moments. Every man is builder of temples, called his body, to the god he worships, after a purelv las own, nor can he get off by hammer- ing marble instead. YTe are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flush and blood, and bones. Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features any meanness or sensr.ality to imbrute them. descend like an inveterate heredit- ary disease they trail from generation to gen eration, and glide imperceptibly place to place. Reason becomes nonsense; beneficence a plague. "Woe to Lhee if thou art a grandson! eyes are most common in persons of delicate, refined or effeminate nature; light'blue, and much more gray eyes, in the hardy and active. eyes have gener- ally the same meaning as the gray. Hazel eyes are the more usual indication of a mind masculine, vigorous, and profound. tCT He that boasts of his ancestors confesses he has no virtus of his own. other person has lived for our honor nor ought that to be reputed ours which was long before he had a being for what advantage can it be to a blind man that his parent had good eyes BJ" "ifaomi, daitghterof Enoch, was five hun- dred and eighty years of age whoa she married. Take courage, ladies. I once heard an old Jour, remark, that a priming office was no place for love- making, and I have since experienced the truth of the per- fectly convinced the flower of love can never blossom in the midst of type-stands and printing ink. It was my fortune to sojourn for a few days in the city of B--------. Pireetlr opposite the Office was n pretty while cottage, with a rose bush clarubc-ring around casement, and I wns not long in making the discovery that the_ afore- said cottage with rose shaded windows contained ;i fair flower whoso beauty far cuUhone the roses that clus- tered'around the window. She was a little blue-eyed saucy looking creature of sixteen summers, "and was ths belle of ihe city. Her nams was Laura, sweet poetio 111 have a jvjctit; t'.'.o of It was a beautiful summer morning and I had raUud the window to admit the cool breeze from tiic flower decked fields, and it was not long before I_per- ci-ived the cottage window was hoisted also, and that tlie sweet little Laura was seated near it busily engaged with her needle. I worked but little that mora- ing. My eyes were constar.tiy wander- 'ing towafds'the little cottage window, whore little Laura sat, and all sorts of strange fantastic, notions whirled through, my f.-mcy lighted brain, and 1 bogarTto th'iuk that 1 felt a slight touch of what the poets cnll love, sliding iu at the cor- ner of my heart. A fow'dnys passed away and chance made mo acquainted with Heavens she was a sweet she had a form that have shamed the famous Venus de cheek that out blushed the richust peach, and a lip that wuuid have tempted a bee from his hive on a frosty morning. I thought as I "azed on her in minute admiration, that I had never seen so fair a creature. She seemed-thu embodiment of all is lovely and bewitching. Well, time passed on and once Laura expressed a desire to visit the printing ofike. Gad, thought I, what a chance! I'll do it there, yes, there in the midst of tho implements of my press aud ink and stands, aud box- es of ABC's. I took an opportunity to snatch IKT lilly white hand and she drew it back, knocking a stick of matter into pi. "T must have a for that, my pret- ty fair said I, and a: it I managed to tv. ist my arm around her waist, and in struggling to free herself I upset a galley of editorial, a long article i on the Oregon question. Nothing daunt- ed, I made at her again. This time 1 was more successful; for I obtained a kiss. By St. Paul, it was a sweet one, and the little witch bore it like a martyr never screamed once, but as I raised ray lips she raised her delicate little hand and me a box on the ears 'that made me see more stars than was ever viewed by Herchel through his big telescope. Somewhat nettled, and my cheek smarting with pain, I again seized her waist and said. "Well if you don't like it, just take back the kiss." She made a desperate struggle, and as she jerked herself from my her foot struck the lye pot and over it went Another galley "of editorial was sprink- j led over the floor, and in her efforts to sustain herself, her hand, her lily white same little hand that had come over my stuck up to the elbow in the ink Shade of Franklin what a change came over the beauty of that hand Slowly she drew it from the keg, dripping with ink, and asked me what use 1 made of that tar. I began to be seriously alarm- 1 ed, and apologised in the best manner I could, and to my surprise she seemed j more pleased than there was a "lurking devil in her eye" that told i there was mischief, afloat. As I stood surveying thn black covering of her hand scarcely able to suppress a laugh at its strange metamorphosis, she raised it quickly on high, and brought it down i 'ker slap on my cheek Before I could recover from my surprise, the same little i hand had again descended andagaiu left I its imprint on my other cheek. i Why, I exclaimed, "whatj are you think you told me yoa rolled ink on the face of the she replied with a laugh, and again, her hand lit i upon my me broad slap in Jin the middle of my countenance, and j most wofully bedaubing my eyes. She j turned back when beyond my reach, nnd with her rogueish face peering through jthe doorway shquted back: "I say, Jerry, what kind of a roller j does my hand make i said I, you take too much, ink." i "Ha! she laughed, -well, good bye, my impression! ha! ha! I went" to the glass and surveyed my- self for a moment, and verily I believe I could have passed for a Guinea negro without the slightest difficulty. "And thinks I to myself, "this is love in a printing office. The devil take such love! The next morning when the editor I came to the office, I rather calculate he found things a little j However, that made no odds to jihad 'mizzled' long before daylight. I bore the marks of the scene for many a day, and now whenever I see. a lady in a printing office, I think of Laura, and keep my eye on the ink keg and though she were as beautiful as Hebe, I would not touch her with a ten foot pole. Talk about lore in a boudoir love iu in a bower love on a spring seat sofa love by moonlight, starlight, lamplight, or any other light; and I am with you heart and hand but I pray you by the ghost of Faust never to talk to me about Love in a Printing Office The following letter containing some good advice given in a blunt way, which will not on that account be found the less acceptable l- SON- I wish you to understand that the greatest desire and object I have in givving you a suitable education is that when you arrive at manhood, you may in fact be a man. To this cud I wish you to become at an early day, strongfy impressed the importance that truth, 'integrity, honesty, aud virtue, become cardinal and prominent features iu your character, Believing as I do, that you have derived from nature a suf- ficient share of intellect to enable you, as your mind expar-'s, to make proper ap- plications and dvyduetions experimentally as you pass through tho chequred scenes of life that lit; before you, I have thought proper to give you a little parental advicu in my blunt way. Speak the truth. Never betray a friend or confident. Be promr t as the sun and scrupulously fulfill all engage- ments. Thus shall your life be prosper- ous and happy. On the other hand you will do no mean thing, the promulgation of which to tlie world would cause to droop your head or prevent you from looking any man in the face submit to no servility that shall have the least ten- dency to break down the stamine, the the miniature man in you. I wish you to understand that I am speak- ing of voluntary servility. A man may ne- cessarily or coercively be made a menial or a shir and escape from his degredatiun with his manhood unimpaired. As 1 have already said, I wish you to so de- mean yourself that you can at all times look your fellow men in the eye not whh an impertinent stare, but, with a complaisant look. Nothing is more out of place than to get behind another if you have something to say to him, or to keep your eyes upon the ground if you have a favor to ask. Again, you will be very cautious how you jump at conclusions, or how you give credence to any theory or dogma but you will try and prove all things and hold fast that which is good, believe nothing on account of its popularity, for there are many popular notions and theories that are not true, aud many un- popular ones that are true. For instance, it is unpopular and is considered out of place fora minister of the gospel, to "meddle with politics." This is manifestly an error, for whoever learned from any book or from any other source, that the sins of a people or na- tion are divided into classes of sins are suitable and proper for ministers to talk about, and that certain other classes arc interdicted. If politics have any thing to do with the pecuniary, moral, and men- tal (spiritual) condition of a community or nation collectively as well as individu- ally, then most assuredly it is the duty of every minister in common with every other p'erson to deeply interest himself and see to it that the political condition of the country, and in particular that of his charge, be kept pure and healthy. All this is proven by the fact that this world is the minister's sh-iru of action, and that he has to take his full sphere of the cup doled out to us, (the people) by the politician, whether tho cup be sweet or bitter. In one word, tho minister is of us, having the same privileges, du- ties, interests, and sympathies, which is all the proof we need know that it is not only his privilege, but his duty to take part in politics at all times and morepar- ticuallarly at this p.iramount evil time. Here, ihen, is a popular idea, which I for my pars am convinced is utterly false and 1 cite i: by way of impressing you with the importance of thinking for your- self, If there is any one thing to be im- pressed upon the mind of young men more than any another, it is "Use your brains." It is my earnest wish and hope that these few lines I have just penned raay have good effect after the hand that wrote them has ceased to move. A PULPIT ?Tow and then we meet, in the newspapers, with some very melancholy specimens of humanity in the ministerial garb and genearally speaking, they resemble the fair sex, for when they once become wicked they seem to recognize no limit in their ini- quity. The citizens of Lancaster, Pa., recentlv took the Rev. Mr. Dodge, whom they discovered in the act of eloping with the wife of one of thtir most respec- table associates, plunged him naked into a snow bank, and rode him out of town on a rail That is a Dodge that will prob- ably never again disgrace a pulpit. Sunday Times. A handsome young bride was ob- served to be in deep reflection on her wedding day. One of her bridesmaids asked the subject of her mediation. "I was she replied, "which of my old beaux I should marry in case I should become a widoff." A I was in the mudi -al staff of the army, during the revolutionary war. I was rather young, to be there. My consti- tution was of the best. Had it been otherwise, I should, no doubt have fall- en a victim to the habits which I contrac- j ted iu early life. My tendeliades were' convivial temptations to intemperate j drinking and gambling were always present, and importunate we wero a clique by ourselves with no one to moles: or make us afraid and no on.T thought himself degraded by being drunk. I married very early in life when I was little better then a boy. The girl thai I married was thought to be a great dual too good for me, by everybody, but her- self. I was not intemperate then and, fur a time, niy wife, and our little home seemed all the world to mo. She had a little property and, in about a year after our marriage, she gave birth to a daugh- ter. Bad habits soon got the mastery of my better feelings. The attraction of tho gay circle at the tavern, the quar- tyrs of some comrade became irresistible; and the very consciousness of the neglect to which 1 was subjecting tho women, whom I had promised to love and to cherish, began to make un- desirable, and home a place of mental and moral punishment. Qualms, and struggles, and gnawing of tlie worm, that dies not, doubtless there were, nei- ther few nor far between, but tho- temp- tations were irrestible. 1 was that. I knew it. The details of a thousand cases arc much the same. -The little modicum of! property that my wife brought me had j dwindled away, piece after piece. Where had it gone? Down my insatiable throat! I had swallowed it or gambled it away Xo memorial remained, but rags and tat- ters We were very poor. A more uncomplaining women God never made. She struggle to hide even her tears, to save me from pain, on her account. Let me pass over some three years of misery, and come at the conclusion of the whole matter. One bleak December morning, I was about going forth, as usual from my wretched habitation, when my wife put her hand upon my shoulder, and pointed first, to our sick child, and then to a few brands, upon the hearth, reminded that those were the last, and it was bitter cold. As 1 turned away, I promised to send her some fuel, inimudialely. I soon met some of my comrads nnd resorted to the tavern, we passed the hours, as usual, in drinking and rev- elry, until near midnight, when I stag- fered homeward. It was piercing cold, reached my door-step, and placed my hand upon the il first occur- ed to me that I had wholly forgotten my had sent home no fuel 1 entered the apartment. A light was still burning. The hearth was cold. My wife sat, rocking her sick child, in tlie cradle. She turned her eyes upon mine. The tears were streaming down her shiv- ering checks. said I 'for Heav- en's sake, whon will you leave olFerying? said she, 'when you leave off drinking.' God help i exclaimed, as I put my arm around her neck, for the repeal was 'God help me, aud I will never touch another drop. By God's help I never have, to the present hour and from the date of that resolution, the days of our uninterrupted happiness Trai'dei: STATUD MECTt.vo, Fob. 3. 1057. Fourteen members of Uio Executive Committee HIII.UI 0'. UCI.L in the chair, fifty letters announc- ed as received since the January meui- ing. with promise of portraits, books, itc., 07 volumes added to the library, and 100 pamphlets, a purtrait of Senator Pier, engravings, curiosities, and dagu- urrootypes-one of the l.'itter, of the ven- erable Joseph Crclie, of I'ortago City, now 3 17 years old. and the last (35 years, a resident of Wisconsin. The Socere- tary, Mr. Draper, was requested to visit Mr. Urelie, and the aged Augustiu Grignon. of the Hulte des Morts, a na- tive of Wisconsin, and now about 05 years of aye, and obtain their historical narratives. The standing committees of the year were announced a circular to the citi- zens cf Madison to become members and contributors to the society, was re- ported by the Secretary, adopted, mid ordered to be circulated by the Soliciting Committee and the Secretary was dir- ected !o secure a small storage room, and employ a collector of the dues. The thanks of the society wero voted to Hon. II. C. BULL for his handsomu and appropriate present of an oil paint- ing of the Wisconsin Heights battle field, sketches from nature, and painted bv Iirooks and Stevenson, at an expense of S'100 also to Cyrus Woodman for con- tributing the London Times regularly to the society, which costs about per year, and also to Dr. J. C. Ayera for his. valuable and curious present of a stone Manitou of the Menomonce Indians, and to the donors to the library. There is a standing request of the so-- ciety, that the members of the Legisla- ture furnish their duguerreotypes for tho Picture Gallery, Several activo and corresponding members were chosen, and some accounts allowed, after which the meeting adjoun- cd. i COLD UEOIONS Sci- entific American says it is well known, as a matter of history, that, when Green- laud was discovered, it poscsc-d u much warmer dim ite than it does at present. The ice-peaks have been extending south from tho polar regions t'ur some centur- ies, and the northern coasts of ouv conti- nent are much colder than they were three centuries ago. The causes of this is not well understood, the fact is only known. It is believed by somo persons, that there is a great eddy in somo part of the polar ocean -which sometimes changes its direction, and by drifting larije icebergs from one place to another, changes the climate of those places whence they are drifted by the presence of such masses of ice diffusing their low- er temperature togreat distances. In tho month of July last, the White Sea was locked up with huge masses of ice, and tho commerce of the Archangel stopped which never happened be- foro. In the Faroe Islands, snow full in the valleys in the middle of July, tho like of which also never happened before. If this drift of ice continues regularly for a few seasons, the coasts of the White Sea will become as inhospitable us those of Greanlaud now arc. SIorrlMe SJoatli i'runi niiil Mr. Hoxie Rathbun, aged 44, of Man- kato, says a correspondent of tho St. Pe- ter's Courier, lefcMankato with the Sioux City Mail about the 15th of November last, and carried it through to Sioux City, and left that place with the mail for Jlan- kato on the 56th of December, and was found on the 2Gth by the men who went through in search of him at a place on the mail route called DesMoines, about 100 miles from Sioux City and SO from Man- kato. When found, he was very badly frozen, and could not speak, but extend- ed his hand to one of his men he died in about fifteen minutes after. lie had, when found, matches in his pocket, and there were shavings and wood in the building, but it is supposed he was so badly frozen when he arrived there, that he could not make a lire. It is the opinion of thoso who found him, that he had remained in that situ- ation ten or twelve days, entirely desti- tute of food. He had gnawed his fingers and hands badly, and from medical ex- amination it is the opinion of physicians that he died not only of cold but ofabso- luto most horrible of all deaths.) He would probably have been saved if found a few days earlier. Mr. Rathbun was one of the oldest resident of ManUato he had an iron constitution and must have stuggied long and hard against his awful fate. He leaves a wife and large family of children to mourn his un- timely loss. The afflicted family have the deepest sympathies of the citizens of S'l, Paid Times. THE is now tho evening star and will continue so April 1 Uh, 1057, Jupiter is tho largest of all the planets, and next to Venus, the most brilliant. It is ono thousand three hundred limes larger than the earth, it is about four hundred and ninety tive milion eight hundred thousand miles distant from the sun, and is accompained by fouv moons, which help to its light. It is twelve years in revolving round the sun, and turns about on its axes once in tun hours, which gives it a velocity at its equator of four thousand six hundred nnd fifty-eight miles a minute, or a speed of two thou- sand times greater than that of n can- non ball. Its axes beirg perpendicular to the plane of its orbit, the sun is almost always in the piano of its equator. D.BATH AMOXO THE Tho abbe Hue, in his book on the Chinese, Empire, observes The astonishing calmness with which Chinese see the approach of death, does not fail when the last mo'aent arrives. They expire with the most incompar- able tranquility. without any of em- otions, the agitations, the agonies, that usually render moments of death so ter- goes out gently, like a lamp that has no more oil. It appears to us that this is to be attributed, first to their soft and sympatic temperament; and sec- ondly, to their entiro want of religious feeling. CAU FACTORY AT BEAVER Beaver Dam Citizen says that a company of gentleman from, Louisville, Ky., are about to erect an extensive railroad car manufactory at that place. They have a capital of to begin with. The La Crose Railroad (Company have pledg- ed themselves to lake all the work they can turn out. MoSKEVS THAT HAVE SEENTHK WoRI.D. traveller is a native of all countries, and and alien at home. His observation are like a soive that lets the liner ilour pass and retains only the bran of things. He believes all men's wits are at a stand that stay at home, and only those ad- vanced that travel as if change of pasture did make groat politicans, aa well as fat Butler Extensive preparations are on foot for Iniibiding a new city at the mouth of the Ohio river, to be called Emporium. Kentucky farmers arc selling out to a considerable extent, bound for Texas and Arkansas.

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