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   Prescott Transcript, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1857, Prescott, Wisconsin                               'is published every Saturday Morning by JBY TTOCiVG ---r Hill Building, Orango Street, r.car tho Lirct. PKESCJTT, PIERCE CO., TERMS: O.-.s copy three months, fifty cents; six iiaiiwi -51-03; nine months, one to be made during the or to clubs of twenty or lj-; o-it of Proscott, per annum, in XBVBatlSCMESTS. j1 -.iina one rear, subject to four 10 lines minion, one j .4.00 t o ''11..... 10.00 -three 6.00 ...............1.00 .50 d-Utl. Rilhs, Fowling Pieces, io., always oa hand. Guns made to order. Repairing done in good style, at short notice. 34'1y D. S. SMITH- -ii i oaa ireek........ >iCTJeut insertion, car Is of Svo minion lines one .6.00 length, ns'.iccs, double price. those torms with tho undcrstand- contracts arc to be fulfilled. JOB v: all done with ncatnos and despatch v and at tho lowest rates. BLACKSMITHING. The subscriber begs leave to inform the public that lie is now carrying on the abuvo business at tho old stand, and is prepared to execute all kinds of work in the best manner, and at the shortcut notico. He intends to keep on hand plows, wagons, sleigbs, and other farming utensils in line, of Ins own manuiuctiiring, A share of public patron- age is most respectfully solicited. P. REESE. Prcacott, Xov. 1, 1856. 2-1-ly New Goods A. New Goods Prescott Dru Sto just n-coi COinpltte .v ivlnc and P.U.NT.5, OILS, D Drugs and rug ore ill ic-cp constantly or. h- STL-FKS, V.1RXI.--H' Medicines, H. L. HUMPHREY, JVES' J AND GEXEKAIi LA2JD AGENT. attend to all business entrusted to his in the Counties of St. Crolx, Pierec; Chippewa and Dunn. Hudson. TVisv Dec. IS, 185C. 3-2 PKESCOTT CARDS. AT A1 If ol I.f-.i'.tt of COUNSELLOR LAW, of ti- A1TKNI> to N'tptl the various Courts ami to payment taxes, KO-tf Wrr.T.TAlVT R. G-ATSS, to L. II. Merricl: it Co.) Forte firdiitg Com mission) STEAMBOAT AXP EXI'HKSS AGEXX, Wisconsin, attention to nil business cn- i 2-llir dN LOnKAIN W. D. BESJAMIN JOHN LOHRAIN CO. Independent F o r w a r diuy Plonse, Opposite Leveo, East Side River, GALENA, ILL. Marie Packrgos "Care John terrain it Co." 2-4 SEASONED LUMBER FOR SALE AT Belden'.s Steam Mill, Tw the of Triinbellc. Wagon Timber, lluttermit, Elm, Enssrcood, Oak, Maple, nnd other kinds of timber, thoronghly sea- somhl, nnd always on hand. All orders Dllcd on short notico. feet ready for use. Koot Sleigh Crooks, best kind for sale. 0. II. BELDEN' CO. Boldcnvillc, Pierce Co., Wisconsin, July, 185C. JAS. O. GOODRICH, r. II. WJM.AtlD. ALEERTA. CHILD GOODRICH, CO., (Succrtsors to Lt.itltfy (jwdrich.) IF ry, Ci-.irs, ToVicco, I'ure for "rtiCl" ufual Mrs. B. JR. Iffiarkle, ftrit door irw( ef ihc FrccoU Hmte, TO ary COAT. Though hardly worth one paltry groat, IJioti'rt dear to me, my poor old coat; full ten years my friend thou'st been__ for full ten years I've bra And now, like me, thou 11 linju ai i 'e brushed thee clean; suc" raatters. lion'rt old and wun; j a goud while, kjiivMttu uc, JL tinj not so old either, or at least the ladies say so, and they ought to bo good judges in SllPn ttnttf T U i. i i t I have been a and ought to bachelor found i. A. K SLcsident Dentist, 1'l.ESCOTT MOJO STOKE. 2-39tt AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Xo. 130, North Second Street, bet. Vine and Wnsh- Avenue, ST. LOUIS, [Mlf. PLENTY OF GOOD BRICK LIME, at H.BOUGHTON'S. Prescott, July 3d. 3857. "BOOTS" snoEsT" GEOKGE NEWTOX would respectfi-lh inform the public that he keeps constantly o'l Imnd a good assortment of boots nnd shoe-- and makes to order every article in his lino of business. Prices reasonable and work warranted. Cash paid for Hides. Prescott, Nov. 14, 1856 Madison and Superior Prescott Office. far sale at Over A. YOTTITG, M. eni.fl. Sur fn.'e :it the Prescott Drug Store. 'JG J. S. AY RES. M. J. S. ATTOS.NE1T AT LAW, General Land Agent, bay nnd sell lands, etc. ViMl a'Arad to bujincss in tlic counties of i'lcrcc. >t. Pulk and lJunn. ut his banker honored all his drafts. He went to St. Paul to livo, and paid, the usual rates of interest for all the money he could borrow, but, though the devil made wry faces when he came to pay the bills, yet they were all paid. One expedient after another .evil counted the time, only two years, hat he .must wait for the soul, and mocked the efforts of the despairing man. One more trial was resolved man started a newspaper! The devil growled at the bills at tho end of the- first quarter, was savage in six months, melancholy in nine, and was "dead at the end of the year. So tho newspaper broke down, and tho soul was- saved. very lev couldn't self." have done it better him- So saying, he sealed it up and sent it over by a little Irish boy in his employ- ment. having first marked the corner. private" in Be careful, Mike, to give it to Miss Benson, and don't let any one else see was the parting injunction.__._____ Mrs. JBoiwon -nras'slttihg in her quiet parlor, casting her eyes over a late num- ber of Harper's Magazine. Florence being absent on a shopping excursion she was left alone. The ringing of the bill brought her to the door. With some surprise she that the caller was ued in his natural voice. shrieked tho lady, thought it was Charles "And said 'Squire Markham, recognizing Mrs. Benson's voice with astonishment, 'thought it was Florence." Was it you, sir, who was arranging to elope with my ing "No; but I ma'am, who was my son." conclude it was you, meaning to elope with Indeed, 'Squire Markham, you are wrong; the affair coming accidentally to my knowledge, I concluded to take her place secretly, in order to frustrate her plans." "Egad, the very idea I had said the 'Squire laughing; "but the fact is, we're both of us: most confoundedly sold, and the mischief of it is, I left a letter for Charles letting hitn know it, so undoubtedly ho will take the.oppor- during our absence, and plume himself, the rascal, on the way in which I was taken in." I confess that I left a note for Flor- Markham's "boy of all hack. It struck him at once that she was remarkably graceful, and really quite pretty. Thereupon he cultivated her 'acquaintance with increased assiduity, and after a while asked the fatal ques- tion. Florence answered in the affirmative nnd, instead of referring him dutifully to her mother, hinted (being a roman- tic young lady) how charming it would be to steal away to the next town and jget married without anybody being the I wiser. Charles Mnrkliam caught at this hint, which chimed with his own tempera- ment, and resolved to adopt it. In order that it might be carried out with perfect success, it was resolved to seem indifferent to each other, until tho day fixed, in order to ward off any sus- pecions which might be aroused. So well were all these arrangements carried out, that Mrs. Benson had not a j suspision of what was going on. Not so with 'Squire Markham. He (had obtained a- clue to the affair in some 1 manner, so that he had not only disco'v- ered the fact of the elopement, but even the very day on which it was to occur. Sly dog. that thought he to himself, as he sat before the fire in his dressing gown and smoking cnp, leisurely puffing away at a choice Ha- vana. "But I don't wonder at it; he only takes after me. Still I owe him something for keeping it so secretly from me. It would be a joke if I were a little younger, to cut him out and j marry her in spite of him." i .is, iquire Markham, who was one of (those jovial widowers who takes life as Alld assortment of goods comes, mused more and more on this 'arkCt' R. C. CB3EBEY. Prescott, Oct. 1856. 34-6m. out by chance as it were, till he really began to think it worth something. Mike, 'Squire work." "Please said-he, holding out a missive, "here's a letther for Miss Benson, an' it's very particklur that no- body else shouldn't see it." The air of mystery conveyed in this characteristic address, aroused Mrs. Benson's curiosity, especially when she observed that it addressed to her daughter, and not to herself as she at first supposed. She returned to the parlor, not to read Harper's Magazine; that had lost its attractions. What in the world can it she thought, "that they should be so secret about it Can Florence be carrying i clandestine correspondence It be something that I to know." Stimulated by her feminine curiosity, Mrs. B. speedily concluded that she would bo false to the responsibilities of on a ma ence to the same will laugh at me puiport. what an How she embarrass- tery. a parent, if she did not unravel the mys- said she, "I will open it, and if it shouldn't be anything particu- lar, I can easily reseal it, and Florence will still be none the wiser." This she accordingly did. What was her astonishment when the plan of elope- ment was discovered to her. Here's pretty she ex- claimed, as soon as she could recover breath. "So Florence was going to run away get married to that Chas. Markham, without as much as hinting a word to me." She leaned her head upon her hand, and began to consider. She was natu- rally led to think of her marriage with the late Mr. Benson, and the happiness of her wedded life, and she could not help heaving a sigh at the recollection. Am I always to remain thus solita- she thought. "I've half a mind not to show this letter to Florence, but to run away with Charles to-morrow night on my own account. It's odd if I can't persuade him that the mother is as good as ,the and she I'll tell you said the 'Squire, after a moment's pause, "we can carry out our plans after all. Wo each came out with tho attention of getting married. Why not marry each other, and then you know, we can make them believe we had it in view all along, and only intended to frighten them." Mrs. Benson assented with a little urging, and in the course of an hour, the twain were made one. Tbeyimme-. diately turned, but found, as they had anticipated, that Florence and Charles, on discovering their departure.had them- selves stepped off in a different direc- tion with a similar intent. They made their appearance the next morning prepared to laugh heartily at tho frustrated plans of their learned with no little astonishment, that they had struck up a bargain for them- selves. 'Squire Markbam and his new wife had the address to convince them that it was all a premeditated plan, and to this day, theyoung pair are ignorant of the plot and counterplot which led THE ADVANTAGES OF LADIES' SOCI- is better for you to pass ah evening once or twice a, week in a lady's drawing room, even though tho conver- sation is rather slow, and you know the girls' songs all by heart, than in a club, tavern, or in the pit of a theatre. AH amusements of youths, to which women are. not admitted, rely on it, are deleto- rious in their nature. All men who- avoid female society have dull percep- tions, and are stupid, or have stupid and gross tastes, and revolt against what is pure. Your club swaggerers, who are sucking the butts of billiard cues all night, call female society Beauty has no charms for blind men music does not please a poor beast, whc- does not know one tune from another; and as a true epicure'is hardly ever tired of water anchovy and brown bread and butter, I protest I can sit all night talking to a well regulated, kindly wom- an, about her 'girl: coming out, or her hoy at Eton, and like the: evening's en- tertainment, One of the great benefits men can derive from women's society is, that he is bound to ba respectful to them. The habit is of great good to your mor- als, men, depend upon it. Our educa- tion makes us the most eminently selfish men in tho world. Wo fight for our- selves, we-yawn for ourselves, we light' our pipes and say we won't go out, we prefer ourselves and our.ease; and the greatest good--that comes to a man from woman's society is, that he has to think of somebody besides himself, to whom he is bound to be constantly attentive and to this double union of holds. the two housc- n -this bank-breaking and de- faulting epoch, it is cheering to know, that no Wisconsin Bank has closed its doors against the demands of its note- holders. All of them have been, thus far, prompt and free with the gold to redeem their own paper, and most of them have during the extreme panic, engaged in negotiating loans and buying notes at the usual rates. All the banks in Madison are unshaken and reliable, as far as any one has had occa- sion to test them, and they may now be considered the most safe institutions in tho especially in as fas as the West is concerned. We had rather than not have in notes payable at the State or .Dane County Bank; and our sleep would not be troubled much if we had that sum deposited in Madison Argtis, EXTENT OF oun WESTERN COA! the late Convention of the American Association for the advance- ment of Science, at Montreal, Mr. Swal-" low read aa interesting letter on the geological survey, of Missouri, the prin- cipal interest of which, in a popular sense, was derived from his statement of the largo amount of coal found below the suface of Missouri and the adjoin- ing States. -In tho Western coal fields, which he said some eastorn men had af- fected to regard as mere patches, there were the following extent of coal beds In Nebraska 10.000' square miles in Kansas, in Iowa, in Missouri, in Illinois, which added to the other beds, would probably make in all not less than J 000 square miles; besides, many of the beds were, he mentioned of the thick- ness of 80 feet. verybody loves to roll along smoothly over the turnpiko'of life; but difficulty is not always an unmitigated evil. Opposition only testa and proves the native force of a determined Kites fly againsjt-orot wind. Even a wind dead ahead is better fur a vessel than a dead.calm. "The tagle ofaHJMrdV'says Da Qniney, "would be the first to flutter and sink plumb down, if the atmosphere should make no- resistance to ita Did you ever bear of wife that wrote to her husband in California, and commenced her letter tell me not that absence conquers love.' tbo longer you stay away, the better I like   

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