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Watertown Chronicle (Newspaper) - July 4, 1849, Watertown, Wisconsin WATERTOWN CHRONICLE VOL 3 WATERTOWN JULY 4 1849 WHOLE NO 107 WATERTOWN CHRONICLE EVERY V Y A- BV J A OFFICE OVER DANIELS Jt STOUT of and Advertising paid nun alien 61 u i I An will tli when tl paper lit delivered bj IMM OUR column vent im- One Vor lA Nu I nv a o- it anil i m x at a ii U ii i MI -i c It Darn N K I IK c anil n n I ll HI ii K H M rtl It al 1 nml 1 AT y 1 1 A I'm i 1 1 I I lisi S A Tl A AN S i utl 14 V U j A M KS h N I I LAND Pry I ii l Jin i Ac ni w I i I IHM SMAN fc T 1 ili n n I Tim of fashion may hoi et of excelling In waltz or or quadrille Ami suck admiration by Lolling Of drawing mid skilly But give me a JUir one ui or city Whose home iad Us aie her heart warbles sonic ri ditty While plying tlie needle with art bright little little The needle directed by beauty and ait If have n potent a magical A talisman and I A In never evaded 01 broken A certain the heart tu liis armory never furnished So Keen and a dart beauty tiled it to pointed and burnished And oh il certain of touchi ig tlie heart H'j yc maidens nor els admiration By lor and with all JG or hall HO lovely at route at ball As convened at table cheerfully active ami her part witli a a table And tlie needle with art A True The following we copy from the York Sun Many years ago I happened to be one of the referees in a case that excited unusual interest in our courts from the singular of I he c I ii in and the strafe story which disclosed The was captain of c winch with the West Indies Ind married early with every nf Ills w fe was said to have been extremely and no less in her character her in most oratory He merely opened a book of statutes and pointing with his thin finger to one of the pages desired the referees to read it while he retired for a moment for the principal witness We had finished the section which fully decided the matter in our minds when Burr with a tall and elegant leaning on his arm She waa attired in a simple white dress with a wreath of ivy leaves encircling her large straw bonnet and a lace veil completely concealing her countenance Burr whispered a few words apparently encouraging her to advance and thon gracefully raising her veil discovered to us a face of proud surpassing beauty I recollect as well as if it had happened buj How the of admiration burst from the lips of all sent Turning to plaintiff Mr Burr asked in a cold quiet Do you know this lady I do Will you swear to that to the best of rny knowledge and believe she my daughter Can you swear to her identity V I can What is her age V is 30 years old on the day of April When did you last At her own house about weeks since When did you see her previous to that meeting The plaintiff long pause en- sued the question was the answer at length was On ths Hih day of May When she was just three weeks old added Burr IIP turning to us I have brought this lady here as an important witness and such 1 she is The plaintiff's counsel pleaded in behalf of bereaved A X Act L i Ki -i runted for five yean during which husband who escaped the sea and returned two daughters lo the family to find Jus home who he suddenly to rest 1110 his tion which he had on his and when t child was but nn I in i I- i 11 HI Mi rv I I I A r three one more for the West Indies His wife Who waa attached to him sorrowed deeply at his ab- and found her only co in the of the children and the hopes of his re- turn Hut month after month passed away and lie came not nor did any letters those but welcome lu her solitude Moi lengthened into yet no tidings received from her hoping against will picture to you tiie lonely wife bending over her daily toil devoting her to the or sordid poverty only by the hope of her husband's return 1 VVho will paint the slow progress of sickening the wasting anguish uf hope de- ferred and finally the overwhelming which came upon her when her last hope wae extinguished and she was compelled to believe herself indeed a widow 1 Who can all this without awaking in your hearts the warmest sympathy for the eJ wife and the interest scorn for the pitiful wretch who could thus trample on I..I n 11 tt 1 i nor IT ASK c s hope the unhappy wife was compelled To be- I of her whom he had swum to love d Ac hove that lie found a rave beneath a j J e need nut inquire int his 1 motives for acting so base a parl whether heartfelt but j it was love of gait or licentiousness or evils of poverty were nmy added to her it matters not he is too vile a l V K fit III f i ic i r I fun i I All li t tc I vil r is t i I ii r N 111 i t i 1 1 I in- I i ocean Her sorrow was deep am s and ine widow fon id herself to resort to some employment in order to support her Her needle was the only resource and for ten yars she labored early nnd late for the pittance which s ever grudgingly bestowed on an humble K of I dr I I M i M nl y v ill I -A lit hi I F CM Alt 1 1 i Uc M ir ui f ed ira A merchant in New York in moderate but j prosperous circumstances became with her and phased with her manners no less th n her ex- treme beauty he endeavored to improve their acquaintance with friendship Afier some months he his hand and it was accepted As the wife of a ful merchant she soon foui d herself in the comforts and usuries such as bin had never possessed op- caine his children and from liim every advantage which and affection could procure Fifteen years passed daughters married and by their were with every in their new avocation as But had hardly his roof their mother was ill She died afler a few days and from time until the period of which I now the widower resided with the est daughter the lart of the story After an absence of ye ire during which 11 mo no tidings had arrived ft oai r irf relumed as sudden y as he had j 1 hi Kit kl r vj irr T in TIL il I e fu t thing to be judged by such laws as govern men Lot us ask the who now stands the frank brow of a us atk of these has been to her a father Turning to the lady in a tone whose sweetness was in strange contrast with the scornful accents which had just characterized his words he besought her to relate briefly the recollections of A flush passed her proud and beautiful face as she replied f My recollections are a small ijl apartment which my sister and self shared with my mother She used to carry out every Saturday evening the work which had occupied her during the week aod back employment for the following one that wearisome visit to her employers and her regular attendance at church she never left the house She spoke of my father and of the anticipated return but at length she to mention ITK II s t fi j It tMi i i i ti J iik ii ami nl nl Tin i 11 nn i i HI I u I'd i tin ii A 1 B I li k t ec l in 1 1 ir i l iin i i v ill ami l ii HOO l: i l i fill 111 1 1 to id t I STOUK l i ct uic l fin all ri- r u A P Fx 1 1 A NV Him J N U with a w ill fruat g 1 He had changed ship adopted another n i u i j and spent 1 he whole ol that long period on the ocean with other t visits on while taking in or dis j been careful never to come nearer than New Oilcans Why he had acted in this unpardonable manner o his family no one could tell and ho obstinately refused all explanation Theie were strango rs of elave ing and were of conjecture than truth have beer his motives for this conduct he was certai ily anything but his family concerns when ho llu raved like a i ladman when in- formed of his wife's marriage and death vowing vengeance upon his and terrifying his by tho most in to his lie one if the mean tiles of tho law who are always to be found crawling about the halls ol justice advised linn bring a suit the second thai ha recover The dity of ing a claim tor a wife who n death had re- from the jurisdiction of earthly laws was KO that it was at length agreed lo by all parties lo leave matter to be by rive referees Jl was a bright and beautiful in pring hen we met to hear case The through the dusty windows of a halo around the long grey locks and broad of the defendant while the harnh were thrown into still bolder by the same beam which ed placid countenance o the adversary Tho plaintiff's lawyer made a most quent appeal for his client and we not been informed about the matter our hearts would have melted by his touching of the return of a desolate husband and he Agony with which he now beheld hiB household goods removed to a hearth The Aaron Burr was counsel for the defendant and we anticipated a splendid display of oratory from in Cl an- I j i-l A Mat villu T- i r r K i l l A rli Ii N II 1 U c M Hico in i THE -n lc oc tho lie that I i- l nre u m lio il 26 THE Inc full winter nod STATION ET the w tn which in- i of of imd WM C FOUNTAIN i ion cnr Df D though I observed she used to frequently than ever I then wept because we for it times happened that our support was only a bit of dry bread and she was accustomed lo by the light of the chips which kindled to warm her famishing children because she could not purchase a candle without ing tie of our morning's meal was our him Contrary to our expectation however Purr mado no attempt to confute op- my mother contracted a second man the change 10 us was a sudden entrance into Paradise We found a home and father She paused Would excite my own child against the plaintiff as I.e impatiently waved his hand lor her to be silent The of the flashed fire as he spoke You are not my exclaimed she vehemently what call you my who basely left your wife to lull and your children beggars never I Behold there rny agitated de- fendant there is tlie man who watched over my infancy who was the sharer of my sports and guardian of my youth There is the man who claims my and shares my home there is my father For yonder wretch I know him not The best years of his have been spent in lawless freedom from let him seek for the com- of decrepitude nor dare he ashes of my mother by claiming the duties of kindred from her deserted children She her her as she spoke and moved as if to withdraw said Burr 1 have no more tu say The words of the law are expressed iti the book before you the words of truth yon have heard from woman's pure lips it IP for you to decide according the requisition of nature and of justice 1 need not say that our decision was in favor of the defendant and the plaintiff went forth followed by contempt of erery honorable person who was present at the A countryman lately went to a fashionable city church but stopped astonished on the at hearing an organ and other mental music The sexton observing his hesitancy beckoned him in No said Joseph triumphantly don't catch in such a place besides don't dance SUMMER daintiest and most aristocratic novelty of the season the New Vork Metropolis is the white parasol or summer sun shade lined with a pink or rose color and supported like a delicate flower upon a smooth stem of ivory Why are a parcel of idle children like wa- fers 1 Because you have to to make them stick to their I Beall U S well to the country having particularly distinguished himself on several occasions as i bearer of important dispatches in anil California both through the heart during war And acmes the rief and Rucky Mountains forcing his way wit i equal spirit through civilized and age enemies II was we believe in the Gila country Beall having encamped his parly and pla it in safety went out hunting lie set out on a saddle mare wh ch was spared tor an slo i When six miles from the camp ho hac the good fortune to kill a and he was on the ground the carcass wlurt on looking up ha beheld a tro ip of mounted Apaches him and were dashing him had doubtless the report nr seen the of ruif so on him for J he was aware but he knew very well to be overtaken by them a single white man among naked which they call own was certain and ly leaving his quarry and mounting in hot has IP he relied upon the of his which he put to her full speed to carry him bM k to the camp in safety A way darted tiie young and nn the savages and yelling in lie certain assurance of prey But coi aa they the fugitive was le as wril of disability to escape their horses were fresher than the tnn -e and it was prety certain they were mng slightly upon her and would a severe contest reaching cai ip bus assured of Uijt not his speed U recovered hail his distance from the camp when dashing the crest of a hill he was horrified at thf sight nf one of his own men climbing the anil his trail to in thi hunt The sight nf lieutenant flying down hi hill at a furious rate was doubtless en perhaps the pour fellow could hear tin whoops of ascending the hill firm the opposite side at all events stt od his fate and spreading his arms before tin horse's head ho cried nut in accents of dc pair Ob Mr Beall me I'm a ba id and the father of six Vever was prayer quickly heard or nn iv heroically answered The lieutenant riding for his liff pe 1 his marc dismounted giving her to man said You shutt be saved Ride ba to t tie camp and send them out to give nr body decent burial so they parted the fool man to ea ie the as he supposed to be fui the hill was utterly bare without a single h t mg and he thought uf nothing but soling his life as as possible For th s he drew his revolver and ed himself on the waiting for the t-a who in a moment over th s of the hill and then to the un- sp oi dashed down the decent like madmen not a i of them paying the least regard to him not a soul in seeing him They in nothing but the horseman had been pursuing fur the last three they knew nothing of a footman anJ perhaps the sitting figure of the ant appeared to eyes only bent on ope aty tr stive as a stone or huge cactus as abound on those stenie hills i t alt events Lieutenant Beall by what to almust a direct Providential in in his wholly ui and in a moment more the A were uut of sight still the lurse and rider Tho latter barely succeeded in w th his life the Indians having overhauled hi n so closely just as ho reached the camp as to be enabled to millet one or two slight w Minds upon him with in perhaps ar- rows As for Beall he was not si to take advantage of Ins good fortune ard selecting a course he in Ihp just about the the poor fellow he had saved ot icr members of the parly were about ly ng out to obey his last request and give hi i decent burial A The m was reniai liable for Ins great attention tc matters of etiquette Nothing could in ike him forget his natural politeness at times this quality was exhibited when it in 1 a most ludicrous effect Towards in ils he polite and on one occasion when an unfortunate prisoner was tc be executed the sheriff with that of heart which was one of his prominent cl paid attention to the ci which his dreadful situation to require and when tlie poor fellow wis led on the and the rope had been ad- Mr Summer inquired in tho most fr the knot suit you sir Ves i don't know but it said the pi If I could it more comfortable to yi u I should be extremely said the sheriff Will you do me the great favor w ion you are to drop your cf ief f1 1 got any said the pr soner Cth 1 excuse me Will yon oblige me making use of mine for the occasion 7 The handkerchief was accepted and tlie bl ick cap was drau n over the doomed man's tic ad After a short time the handkerchief w s dropped Air Summer cut the cord ard as the body dropped down he raised his from his head and said a most bow and bland smile Good morning st Tun SCHOOL MISTRESS AT HOME My df ar a hearted country school m stress to an unusually promising scholar w lose quarter was about up My dear boy dies your father design that you should tread intricate and thorny of st ms ths straight and narrow way of the ip nr revet amid the flowery fields of replies the juvenile prodigy lad says he's poing to set me to work in tatur patch I Ha that has a trade has an office of profit d honor Ma Ik lug in The following description of the process of sugar making we take fropi an ing letier o Wai C Bryant thp N Y Eve Post DOW in the island of We passed our on a sugar estate at the hospitable of a planter from the Untied States about 15 miles from The house stands on an eminence once embowered in trees which the canes levelled overlooking a ley where palms were scattered in every direction lor the estate had formerly been a cuffee plantation In the huge buildings containing he y and other tus for making sugar which stood at the foot of the eminence the power of steam which had Icen tolling all the week was now at rest As the hour of sunset approached a was seen issuing from its chimney presently p ol vapor from the en- gine its began to bo hoard and the syomen wore summoned work of the week fed tho ire under the boilor with coal others were seen to the mill with their arms full of stalks of the cane freshly cut which they took a hugo pile the building others fires under a row of huge cauldi cms the long stalks of caac from which tho juice had been crushed by the null It was a spectacle of activity such at i had not seen in Cuba The of the engine was heard all night for the work of grinding cane once begun proceeds day and with the of Sundays and some other days I was next morning at the mill A current of cane juice was flowing from the mill in a long trunk to a vat in winch U was clarified it was then made to pass successively from one cauldron to another as it obtained a thicker consistence by boiling The with huge turning on swept U from cauldron and finally passed it into a trunk which conveyed it to tranks in another apartment where it cooled into sugar From these an- set of scooped it up in moist masses it in up a low flight ot stairs rnd it into rows of heads pierced with holes at the bottom These are placed over a targe tank into which the moisture dripping from the hogsheads is collected a id This is the method of making tho sugar called It is a few days und then tie railways take it to or to Havana We visited afterwards a tation in tl e neighborhood in which clayed is Uur host furnished us with horses to make the and we took a winding road over hill and valley by tions and forests till we stopped at the gate of an pasture ground An old gro whose hut was at hand opened it for us and low as we passed A ride of halt a mile further brought us in sight of the cane fields of the plantation called Saratoga belonging to tlie house of Drake Co ol Havana ard one of of the island It had a different aspect froin any plantation we had seen Truis and there were none but the canes except where they had been cropped for the mill clothed the slopes and hollows light green blades like prairie We were kindly received by the of the estate an an who showed us the whole process of king clayed sugar It does not differ from that pf n acting the go far as concerns the grinding and boiling When however the sugar is nearly cool it is ed into iron vessels of conical shape with the p lint downwards at which is an opening The top eJ the sugar is then covered with a sqrt of thick mud which they call clay and which is several limes renewed as it be- comes dry The moisture from the clay passes through the sugar carrying with it the cruder portions which form In a few days the drainage is complete the work people of the Saratoga estate preparing for tiie market the sugar thus cleansed if we may apply word to such a process With a rude iron blade cleft the large loaf of sugar just taken the mould into three parts called first ond and hird quality according to their whiteness arc in Iho sun on separate platforms of wood with a raised edge the standing and walking in the with their bare dirty feet and beating them smaller with wooden mallets and clubs The sugar of the first quality is then scraped up and put into boxes that of the second and third being moister is a third and carried into the room where it is exposed to the heat of a stove and when sufficiently dry is broken up for like the other The sight of these processes was not of a nature to make one think with much tion of clayed sugar as an ingredient of food but the inhabitants of the island are superior to such and it with as little as they who do not know in what manner it is made The West brook A gentleman of this town who has visited the scene of the late sinking uf land at brook gives us the following iii relation lo it The sinking took place be- tween 4 and 5 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon the 5th Our informant visited it on the Qlh when it waa estimated there were some 4000 persona on the spot from the region The shott account we have stated thai some eight acres had sunk down and given place to a lake of water rnd that the channel of the river had boon changed in consequence The actual of and is by gooc judges to be some forty and the mentioned is simply a little brook which our without cully in several nre missing some twenty acres of woodland and tho same quantity of pasture land Over this whole extent the natural soil has entirely disappeared Bnd in its iri a plastic blue cUy The id wits with a heavy growth of timber trie whole of which below its original level some thirty feet leaving perpendicular wails of three sides and ally eloping on the other fide The trees on a portion of the land have disappeared en- tirely and on another portion they are thrown about n great sunk half cr two their length in the earth yet re- maining upright some partly tipped over some and others tops under the surface and the routs up in the air One and valuable elm tree which had been told by contract for timber has en- tirely disappeared nut a vestige of it ing The clay is firm and dry on parti but in so moist il yields readily to the a standing upon it will by the weight of his hody gradually sink into it A ten foot pole has been run down its whole length into this clay and it appears to be of the same consistence the depth When jumped upon it has a or shaking motion as if it rested on water or a semifluid mass bulow The pre- sent is nearly n level plain Tiie or before formerly passed over the sidu has sunk but now passes by the which slopes into the cavity whore what by sinking of the mass and thus a new direction was given to It was altogether a remarkable circumstance and we trust that il will be investigated by scientific men Mass Spy A Pair of Arabian A rare specimen of foreign stock was ex- at Washington a few days since to a Arabian calves brought to this country by Lieutenant Lynch from near the distant shores oi the Sea which are about eighteen months old They are of u known as the breed arid were con- Tan A gentleman from ton chanced to find himself among a lillle party pf young ladies away down east last summer and while in the enjoyment of some innocent social play he carelessly placed his arm about the slender waist of as pretty a damsel as Maine can boast of when she started and exclaimed Be done sir Don't insult me The gentleman apologised for the seeming and assured tho fended fair that he did not intend to in- sult her she replied archly Well if you didn't you nutty do so again she added to tha no small amusement of the company Miwo YOUR Tt ie common ad- vice but not less judicious Who has not follies cno igh to answer for without prying into his neighbor's affairs Is there a man living who Kas not been imprudent at least once in hh life 1 What if that imprudent step were whispered to the world Would it be just J Then seek not to uncover the concealed act Mind your own affairs and into your own heart and if you have not crimes and follies enough to answer for here's head for a football Soap with which a man was washed overboard Part of 1 he tail of the striped The from which the of com- fort fall The handle of gourd remarkably line specimens in cus where they were purchased Lieut L v present of the cattle to the Virginia the Legislature subsequently trans- ferred them to the governor to dispose uf to the farmer within The bounds of whom ho should consider most competent to secure the propagation of the breed Col James Cattleman of Clark county was the lucky man and he was on his way with them to his plantation in Clark The animals were exhibited to tho President and on occasion were fully decorated with ribbons and flowers and say Jetter writers expressed himself highly delighted with them and said he had seen no cattle in the whole western country to compare with them man puts a high value on the animals anj says not be purchased for As Colonel is one of the most extensive raisers in the Old Dominion we may expect soon to see the breed ably rnd permanently introduced into tho United States A Washington dent the following further of Arabian calves The arc eighteen and i months old and weigh the bull 950 and the heifer 650 The bull -t feet 10 inches high and 10 feet 4 inches in length from the nose to the end of the tail of a proportionate size They nre most beautiful animals of the kind we have ever seen Their limbs are as delicate as those of a gazelle yet strong and well set as those of a race horse Their heads have some of the elegance of of a fact broad and flat yet cate their tails thick and flat at tlie tion taper down to the thinness of a whip lash ending in a long tuft of silky hair They are of a deep chining bay color and their horns which are just sprouting ara black those of a buffalo When full grown they are said to yield three half of milk a day.__________________ WOLF BY A YOUNG fall some time a prairie wolf which had quired sufficient notoriety in tho t from Pans and not very far from the town by his bold and daring upon the Iambs pigs Stc of tha neighbors to cause a reward of five dollars to be offered for his scalp one day camo near the residence of Mr in broad light to take his lunch and not choosing to retreat when attacked by Mr they got injo a severe fight Miss Jane hearing the fuse picked up an axe and ran to tho scene of action With a degree of firmness possessed by but few of her sex ahe at onco engaged in the melee and despatched tha wolf with the axe We understand the pre- offered by the county aa well as that offered by the neighbors was paid to Miss J 111 Beacon is the name of a new town ly laid out on Fox river near the rence Institute in this county and iaso led in honor of Hon M L Martin Wo understand that the town is one of the most points on the river and will receive a rapid growth The proprietors are Liberal and enterprising men and that in all rience has proved to be the greatest lus to advancement of a As a novel feature we notice 40 ex- opened at Martin This ii much needed and will form a export Bay Adv If twelve dozen make one grots how man will grocer f
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