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   Trempealeau Representative (Newspaper) - January 27, 1860, Trempealeau, Wisconsin                               TREMPMI1ATJ REPRESENMIYE. TREMPEALEAU, TREMPEALEAU COUNTY, WISCONSIN, JANUARY, I860, The Trempcalcau Beprcsentativc, PUBLISHED JSVKUV FKIDAY MOKNhNG. FKANCIS IS'KWLAND, ttntl I'uUishimj Ayent. TBKMS Ofr' One dollar nu'l MV tcuw I1-1' unnwin, imyivblo in udvnnce. Knot vrHhin ix month from the time of jxiMilicmul will be RATES OF ADVERTISING. One column, oiw >uur, SW.OO ry, f Uvulvc VHICA or liMt in UimU, r. HUM or less, pur your, ft.Ol) iO j.yr -.-i-iii. thc-.e rutos. TnuiMcnt bo in y-py u- iVi' s 4 II is I (i 20 a i J l' 3! 8 -I. 6- _ 5' s, I; 2021 ,1J J ;i i i! 7 5 y' Ii I HI M K i.s s. s' i'J 17 i.Vui-'orf i l' -I n s r 6 I'." 11 12 IB iiitrMn in-jo ,2t 5 x i t' -iMii'sliii'-iiiiS u'5 -ji' -''.''''r7r Vy I I 1J OI-'I-'U'l.VJ, DJUKt'TOHY. STATK-S COVKKNMKNT, 'I'roM.t.-nt lU'Ci! "I'Tn. V'uv I'n- i'U-nt i'. >.rii-'ni'v "f Stntu 'i. of H. N.ixx I-.i.u- S-j.-rctiirv Cobti. S, .-rijtiuV .1. ol'.MisM. AH'.rn-v lii-ii-ia! .I'-i Coii'-nil i.l'Ky. _ i ..mm'r i.f li W. Aiimyi'fiuiy i .rim I'.-n-i -IK li..... Whitiiit.'. .M- V. iijiu-. .l-l-n V. li A. I'liiui'l'i'll. SI'ATI-'. Ml .l.ri. '-II Vuii Sti-ctiwjk. Siij.'i 1'iilili.' liiM.n 1" I'icl'iii'l. I'moti s.-n-r Iliuta C. Jlt-X- SCI'KI'.MK l> Colo. vi h COTN ry o Mais. <'i'MHty .lii. 15.1''. II Ki-i-i-i''! ..I IVfU- t'. IVrl.itH. K. lliirri.'.. ,'i'liti A. Ciri nil I'o'.irt !i Nii' CJ'k ot'tl.l1 R K, A. AY. NEWMAN, Attorney ami C'ounsi'llor at J.uw. Justice of Ihe Town Clerk, KXKKAI. LAND A G K N T, WISCONSIN. 1 luivi-H I. iV-iii MII.  a long, long time ago, And 1 lovml uwout liwv, Wlu-ii we wint nutting together that blight autumnal day; Hut with hi- ioy fingers Snnilu li'.-r heart with a Midden chill, And we laid her softly mid Midly By the nut tico under the lull. THE I'UOST SPJKITi Hoocmca ho comes from his snowy homo, In i he bleak nnd k-y polo, With liair as whito us old oVosivt'a foam, When liisdixrk billow And wl'ure voiee is hoard, Mark the tree and the silent bird, lie nnd t.hc demon of the storm In tl'.t- bnro, pijHJs loud. And he uuiumn'n withered form [I i.s ocild and i -y -hroiul, And tho fri-t xvliloh now at nijflu appears I'roni nature's, cyo are tears. Hut still I by t tw wood lire's blaze, To diM'y iiis aspixt cold, Am.' li.it to the Calo of other days liy ixged miiirons told; For thosmilinir eye, the voice of mirth, I'oiitrastwith the cheerless wreck of earth. And iilensxireoftdoc.- the youth entieo In winterV chilly On to go v'cr tliv fro7en ice, "A'ith I ho moon and tho snow for light) And the merry LiiiRli of boyhood tells, Thixt joy in dreary waste s-lill If the year was one continued sping, Tho heart would bo sick of mirth, IJut tognzc upon naturr trithcrlng, Shows how vain are the joys of earth; S And nerves the mind unmoved to bear, Tho world's cold look in thia so one of cure. i I'lIJKALE In n town not far from Boston, resides a gentleman who does not sympathize JMMIIV brt'orc you luinu nnd bo FUANKL1N FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE CO. MKKCI1ANTS' I51.0CK MAIN STKKKT, Foil (In >Y n. oiul attention i.s pi von to iti.tnrnneeof I 'arm sxioh fniildinps or contents on lavora- U-.ms, for three or tlyo joars. In.sures Moros. ItuiliUnK.4. Contents. 1'roj'crty. adjusted 'id puid in (.-ash. OKK1CKKS N. Treat. W T. (J1HSON. Sccrotnrv. HAKKJS. Apt for with John Crown, nnd who floes busincse in this city. On the day of the execu- tion or John Drown, this gentleman benrd eomo conversation about having the village bells tolled. He had a large United States flag for public occasions, and when be left home he directed some person of bis bouse to run up that flag if tho wora tolled. As the bour of twelve approached the bolls sent forth a doleful peal, and straight way tho stars nnd stripes fluttered from the cupola of Audubon gives, in his "Ornithological the following account of a situation of peril, in which lie was once position which, our readers will admit, was sufficiently exciting to all'cct the nerves of any man. On my return (ho says) from the Up- per Mississippi, I found myself obliged to cross one of the wide prairies which, in that portion of the United States, vary the appearance of the country. The weather was fine, and all around me was as fresh and blooming as if it iiad just issued from the bosom of nature. My knapsack, my gun and my dog, were all I had for baggage nnd con pany. The track which 1 followed was only an old Indian trail, and as darkness ox'erahad- owed the prairie, I Iclt some desire to reach at least a copse, in which I might lio down to rest. The night hawks were skimming over and around me, attracted by tho btiziing wings of the beetles whicu formed their food, and the distant howling of wolves, gave me some hope that I fhould soon arrive at the skirts of a woo.Dand. I did so, and almost at the name in- Hlatit n fire light attracted tny eye. I moved towards it full of confidence that it proceeded from the campof some wan- dering Indians. I was mistaken. I discovered by its glare that it wab from tlio hearth of a small log cabin, and that a tull figure passed and between it nnd me, ts if busy engaged in house- hold arrangements. I reached the spot, nnd presenting my- self at the door asked the tall figure, which proved to be a womnn, if I might take slicker under her rool for the night. Her voice was grufl'and her attire negli- gently thrown about her. Siic answer- ed in the affirmative. I walked in, took a Wooden stool, and quiet iy seated my- self by the fire. Tlio next object that attracted my attention was a finely form- ed vouug Indian, res-ting his head be- txvecn his hands, with his elboxvs on his knees. A long bow reslod ngainst the log wall near him, while a quantity of ar- rows and two or raccoon skins lay at his feet. He moved appa- rently breathed not. AccAistomed to tlio habits of the Indians, and knowing that they pay little attention to the approach of civilized strangers, a circumstance which in some countries, ia considered as evincing the apathy of their character, I addressed him in French, a language not uiifrequently partially known to the peo- ple in that neighborhood. He raised his head, pointed to one of his eyes with his finger, and gave me a significant glance with the other. The fact was that an hour before this, he was in the act of discharging an arrow at a raccoon in the top of a tree, tho arrow had split upon the cord, nnd sprung back with such violence into his right eye as to destroy it for- ever. Feeling hungry, I inquired what sort of fare 1 could expect. Such a thing as a bed was not to be seen, but many large tintanned bear and buffalo hides lay piled in a corner. I drew my time piece from my breast, and told the woman that it was that I was fatigued. She had espied my watch, the richness which soemed to operate on her feelings with electric quickness. She told me that there was plenty of venison and jerked bufl'alo meat, and that on remov- ing the ashes I should find a cake. But my watch had struck her fancy, and her curiosity had to DC gratified by an imme- diate sight of it. I took off the gold chain that secured it around my neck, the non-sympathizer. A company trw j and preiented it to her. Shewaial- ecstacy, spoke of its beauty, asked me its value, and put the chain around her brawny neck, saying how happy the pos- session of such a would make her. Thoughtless, and, ns I fancied myself, in to retired a spot, secure, I paid little at- tention to her talk or her movements. I helped my dog to a good supper of veni- son, and was not long in satisfying the demaiids of my oxvn appetite. Tho In- dian arose from his seat as if in extreme suffering. He passed and reposed me several times, and once pinched me on the side so violently that the pain nearly brought forth an exclamation of anger. I looked at him. His eye met mine; but his look was BO forbidding, that it struck a chill into the more nervous part of-my system. He agtiin seated him- self, drew his butcher knife irom its grea- sy scabbard, examined its edge, as I would that of rnzor suspected dull, re- placed it, and again taking his tomahawk from his back, filled the pipe of it with tobacco, and sent me expressive glances whenever our hostess chanced to have her back towards Never, until that moment, had my senses been awakened to the danger which I now suspected to bo about me. I returned glanco for glance to my com- panion, and rested well assured that, whatever enemit a I might have, he was not of that number. I asked the woman for my watch, wound it up, and under pretence ol wish- ing to see bow the weather might proba- bly be on the morrow, took up my gun and walked out of the cabin. I slipped a ball into each barrel, scraped the edges of my flints, renewed the primings, nnd returning to the hut, gave a favorable ac- count of my observations. I took a few bear fakins made a pallet of them, ur.d calling my faithful dog to my side, lay down, with my gun close to my body, and in a few minutes was, to all appear- ance, fust asleep. A short time hud elapsed, when some voices were heard, and from the corner of my eyes I saw two athletic youths making their entrance, beuring a dead stag on a pole. They disposed of their burden, and asking for whiskey, helped themselves freely to it. Observing me and the wounded Indian, they asked u ho I was, and why that rascal (meaning the Indian, who they knew understood nor. a word of was in the house. The so she proved to them speak Jess loudly, made mention of my watch, took them to a corner, where a conversation took place, the purport of which it required little shrewdness in me to guess. I tapped my clog gently- He moved his tail, nnd with indesctibable pleasure I saw his fine eyes alternately fixed on me, and raised towards the tr.o in the corner. I felt that he perceived the danger of my situation. The Indian exchanged a last glance with me. The lads hnd eaten and drank them- selves into such a condition, that I alrea- dy looked upon them a hors dii and the frequent visits of the whiskev bottle to the ugly mouth of their dam I hoped would soon reduce to a like state. Judge of my aitonisbment, reader, when I saw this incarnate fiend take a large carving knife and go to the grindstone to whet edge. I saw her pour the wa- ter on the turning machine, and watch- ed her working away with the dangerous instrument, until the cold sweat covered every part of my body, in despite of my determination to defend mysoif to the last. Her task finished, she walked to her reeling sons, and said, "There, that'll settle him! Boys, kill you and then for the J turned my gun-locks silently, and touched up my faithful companion, and lay rendy to start up and shoot the first who might attempt my life. The mo- ment was fast approaching, and that night might have been my last in this world, had not Providence made prepa- ration for mj rescue. All was perfectly ready. The infernal hag was advancing slow- ly, probably contemplating the best way of dispatching me whilst her sons should be engaged with the Indian. I was sev- eral times on the eve of rising, and shoot- ing her on the she was not to be punished thus. The door was sudden- ly opened, and there entered two stout travellers, each with a long rifle on his I bounced upon my feet, and making them rnott heartily told them how well it was for me that they should have arrived at that mo- ment. The tale was told in a moment. The drunken sons were secured, and the woman, in of her defence and vo- ciferations, shared the same fate. The Indian fairly danced for joy, nnd gave us to understand that, as he could not sleep for pain, he would watch over us. You may suppose that we slept much less than we talked. The two strangers gave me an account of their once having been in a somexvhat similar Day came, fair and rosy, nnd with it the punishment of our captives. They were now quite sobered. Their feet were unbound, but their arms were still securely tied. We inarched them into the woods off the road, and having used them as Regulators were wont to use such delinquents, we set fire to the cabin, gave all the skins and implements to the young Indian warrior, and pro- ceeded, well pleased, towards the settle- ments. During upwards of twenty-five years, when my wanderings extended to all parts of our countrv, this was the onlv time at which my life -was in danger from my fellow creatures. Indeed, so little risk do travellers run in the United that no one born there ever dreams of any to be encountered on tlie road; and I can only account for this rence, by supposing that the inhabitants of the cabin wore not. Americans. canHot command any language to convey an adequate idea of theif magnificence. You are stand- ing far bcloxv, gazing up to where the Cjreat disc of the glittering Alps cuts the heavens, and drinking in the intluence o! the silent scene around. Suddenly an enormous mass of snow and ico, in itself a mountain, seems to move; it breaks from the toppling outmost mountain ridge of enow, where it is hundreds of feet in depth, and in its first fall of per- haps two thousand feet is broken into millions of fragments. As you first see the flash of distant artillery by night, then hear the roar, so here you may sre the I white Hashing mnss majestically bowing, then hear the astonishing din. A cloud of dusty, misty, dry snow rises into the air from the concussion, forming a white j volume of fleecy smoke, or misty light, from the bosom of which thunders forth the icy torrent like the second prodigious fall over the locky battlements. The eye folloxvs the torrent delighted, as it ploughs through the path which pre- ceding avalanches have worn, till it comes to the brink of a vastridgeof bare rock, perhaps more than two thousand feet perpendicular. Then flows the xvhole cataract over the gulf with a still louder roar of echoing thunder. Another fall of still greater depth ensues, over a second similar castellated ridge or reef in the face of the mountain, with an axvful majestic slowness, and a tremendous crash in its concussion, awakening again the reverberating peals of thunder. Then tho torrent roars on to another smaller fall, till ut length it reaches a mighty grove of snow and ice, like the slide down the Pilatus, of wh c'l Playfair has given so powerfully graphic a des- cription. Here its progress is slower, and last, of all you listen to the roar of the falling fragments as they drop out of with n dead weight, inlo the bot- tom of the gulf. [Cheever's Wander- ings of a Pilgrim in the Shadow of Ml. Blanc. How Rats may be gen- tleman whose house was literally over- run with vermin, adopted a novel but strikingly philosophical method of dis- lodfing them i Opening the floor at several places in the upper stories of the house, he placed there several vessels con- taining a mixture of sulphuric acid, black oxyd oi manganese and common salt, and closed down the boards. The result was a sloxv decomposition and recombin- ing pi elements, in the progress of which the heavy, stifling gas, chlorine was dis engaged. This made its way along the open spaces and down to the cellar. A few breaths of the poUonous atmosphere served to convince the rats that danger was at hand. Seizing what of their ac- cumulated plunder they could, they has- tened to abandon the premises, sneezing and weeping as they we t, from having inhaled the noxious chlorine. Many months parsed before any of the number ventured to return. An army of moths, bugs, roaches and other insects perished from the Ths Sky an Indicator of the The color of she sky at particular afford wonderfully good guidance. Not only does rosy sunset presage fair weather, and a ruddy sunrise bad weath- er, but there are other tints which speak with equal clearness and accuracy. A bright yellow sky in the evening indicates wind; a pale yellow, wet; a neutral grey color constitutes a favorable in tba y evening, an unfavorable one in the morn- ing. The clouds again are full of mean. in themselves. If their are soft, undefined, and feathery, tho weath- er will be fine; i! the edges ore hard, definite, it will be.foul. General- ly speaking, any deep, uiuisn.il hues be- token wind or rain; while the more quit and delicate lints bespeak fair weather. Simple as these maxims are, the British Board of trade has thought fit (o publish them for the use of sea faring men. Excessiv: cleanli- ness can be exaggerated as in the Cftse of the and the late Duke of' Quecnsbury, who would wash in noth- ing but milk. Our ownQuCJU used dis- tilled water only, for her toilet) but this is not a case in point, since it is fur the sake of her health, I believe wilh A sad ciise, Innvcx-er, was that of the lovely Princess Alexandrian of Bavaria, who died mad of ovor-cleanlincss. It began by extreme scrupulousness. At dinner she would minutely examine her plate, nnd if sl.e saw the slightest speck on it. would send for niiuther. She would then turn the napkin round and round to examine every corner, and of- ten rise from the table because thought bhe was not terved propcrlv in this respect. At last it became monomania, till on plains, napkins, duti- es, tablecloth, and every thins else, bhe she believed she saw nothing but dirt.-4-4 It weighed viii her mind, poor thing) she could not be clean enough, and it her into Handbook Etiquette. Freak of in tho very highest circles abroad has taken daring flight. The London Court Circu- lar relates that nt, ;i diplomatic dinnei1 recently given in that riiy, two Rusfi- sian ladies appeared in military The Countess hussar jacket of satin, (.-inbroidcivd xvitli gold, anil diamond buttons. The coifFjur a militnrv can o! black velvet, surmoun- ted by an tdgrvUe. The, lower part of the dress was not a In hii.is.-ir, but consis- ted of a black satin hhorl. trimmed with military boo'js. The Princess xvaa of the par- tyj wore a dragoon uniform, green waist- coat and jacket, with white trimming, buttons of gold, opauletts of gold, a head drets with a feather, lighter, but similar to that worn by thu Altogether they xvere highly ornamented females. Winter Shoes. Hall's Journal of Health gives the following sensible advice Like the gnarled ouk (hatlius withstood the storms nnd thunderbolts cf centuries, man himself begins to die at ities. Keep the dry and warm, nnd we may snap our fiingers in joyous tri- umph at disease and die doctors. Put on two pair of thick wollen but keep this to your.-elf; go to aoine honest son of Ht. Crispin, and have your measure taken for a stout pair of winter boots or shoes; shoes are belter for dinary every-day use, as they allow thfj ready escape of the odors, while they strengthen the ancles, accustoming them to depend on themselves. A very slight accident is sufficient to cause a ancle to an habitual boot-nearer. He- sides, a shoe compress less, nnd hence admits of a more vigorous circulation of blood. But wear boots when you ride or travel. Give directions to have no cork or India-rubber about the but to place between the layers of the soles, from out to out, a piece of etout hemp or ttw liaen, which hat been dip- ped in melted pitch. This ie impervious to not abcwb particle, while we know that cork and after a while iind damp for a week. When you put them on the first time, they will feel a> 
                            

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