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Particular attention given to the settlement of estates in the County Court. Office in Court House. [Up Stairs.] n2B-yl ______ jTTTslyf., r - • " igginton. SLYE & WIGGINTON. T AWYKRS, Uodgeville, Wsseonsin. Will practice Xi in all the State and Federal Courts. Odiee ai Jeardoejs Block [l'p Staus.] s w. REESE A TTORNKY AT LAW. Land and Collecting Agent, A Uodgeville, lowa County, Wis. Particular at teutioi; given dicctlng agencies, and payment of taxes in lowa County. Office in the 1 ost O.heeßnjb.- J H CLARY. VTTORNF.Y AT LAW, Min-ral Point, V>. Of fice in Thomas’ Stone Block. J R ROBERTS -VTOTVP.Y PUBLIC. Deeds. Mortgages. *c., drawn IS A ith neentai-y; at bis Hot i on Main S'n et, Dodgeville, Wis. [Bv4-tf] R ARUWDELL. GENERAL DEAL Ell in stoves, Hardware, Tin, Sheet-iron, and t’opK’’ 'vare, Ac.. Towa Street, opposite the old Post Office, D./igeville, 1U [nl-.vlj T BEECH FrYSKTAN AND SCDORON. Dodgeville. Wis. (ifflceoppn. io the old Dos* Offiee. [ol-yl] Cx w BURR ALL. M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Dodgeville, Towa County, Wisconsin. [nl-yl.] WHITNEY SMITH, nPANKEK AND CTKRIEK, Mineral Point, Wis. [ Leather of all kinds, also Hair for Plastering, al ways on hand, cheap for cash. Job V. ork done at .-boi t notice and on moderate terms. [n2o-tij WISCONSIN HOTEL, JOS EP II H OCR! NG , Proprietor. fTTMIIS HOTEL is a largo stone building, .I well furnished to accommodate thetrav yling jiublie. The table will be supplied with e gg t!I* all the delicacies ihe market affords, served up in good style. Boarders by the day or week, furnished with all necessary conveniences at reasonsable rates. The Proprietor returns thanks to the public for the patronage heretofore extended to him, and respectfully requests a continuance of the same. Good Stabling attached, and an attentive ostler always on hand. [nlti-v4-tf ] SCHALL’S HOUSE. VTO. 207 ,fc 200 Randolph Street, Chicago Tilts house is central'.v tee-eef 1 =•■ * 1 M Mil. & Prairie du hien P. Way. ON and after Sunday August 31st, 1862, until further notice. Trains will run as follows : 1i I\ G : AST. pass arena: Mail and Express Trains, at 11:37 a. m. Way Freight 9.-00 “ pass mazo manie: Mail and Express Trains, at 11:60 a. m. Way Freight, 9:35 “ GO!\ ii WEST. PAS' 1 ARENA I Mail and Express Trains, at 4:65 p. m. Way Freight, 10:20 a. m. PASS MAZO mame; Moil and Express Trains, at 4:22 P. M. Way Freight, 9:35 A . m! BAIL ROAD TIME TABLE JES CHANGK OF TIME To take effect Monday, May 12, 1862. MINERAL POINT RAIL ROAD. GOING SOUTH. Leave Mineral Point at p ; 46 A v Leave Darlington at 7 ; 4(i Arrive at Warren at 840 “ GOING NORTH. Leave Warren at 10:00 4. M Leave Darlington at 11:00 * ’• ’ Aariv at Mineral Point at 12:90 1* G. W. Cobb, Receiver. DODGEVILLE, WISONSIN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1862. Signs and Wonders. BY SOPHIE MAY, Do you believe in dreams, Grandpa, said little Kitty, looking steadily into the fire ? Old Mr. Evans stopped paring his ap ple, and smiled playfully as he answered, “Believe in dreams my dear ? To he sure Ido ! That is,if they arc worth hav ing. I believe in pleasant little girls, Kitty, and pleasant little dreams, every night in the year.” “0 y u’re such a funny grandpa! Just as if I didn’t suppose you folks had dreatns! But Jane Snow thinks they mean something—something particular! She says they come to pass !” “Of all things!” cried grandpa, open ing his eyes very wide. “I shouldn’t think Jane Snow would dare to go to sleep! If I had mistrusted that dream ing was such scientific business : Why how you make me feel Kitty! I'm such a a miserable hand about getting up dreams!” “Well, grandpa, I want to tell you, I dreamed about a wedding last night, and that’s the sure sign of a funeral; and sure enough a man died this very day ou Cedar street ! Now what do you think of that ?” “0 dear, dear!” said grandpa, laying down his apple. “I wouldn't have dreamed what you did for any money ; you couldn’t have persuaded me ! Don’t let that man’s friends hear of it, don’t Kitty! They might take it into their heads that you dreamed him to death on purpose, and then how could they forgive you ?” “0 grandpa, now I know you're jok ing. But won’t you tell me truly if you believe in omens and such things ? Some grown-up folks do. Now, for one thing, its a had sign to break a looking-glass they say.” “Well,” said grandpa, “I think it is myself; it is generally a sign of care lessness. But speaking of omens rc remiuds me of something that ‘came to pass’ when I was a little boy. It was perfectly awful! Come and sit on my knee. Kitty, so I shan’t feel so frighten dd when L come to the worst part. There! —Well, once upon a time my father lived in the first house that was | built in this town, where Mr. Mason lives now, right at the corner, you know, by the big willow tree. It is a very old fashioned house, full of little cubby holes and dark corners. Well, my grand mother lived with us. She was a dear old lady, and her sentences wore as even and precise as a paper of pins. Not much like this poor old grandfather of yours, Kitty! You know the words trip over one another on my tongue, and get strangely mixed up sometimes.” “0, no they don’t, grandpa,” said Kate; “you talk just the best of any body I know of and I love you dearly. Why, I love every hair of your head?” “I)o you my dear?” said grandpa, hugging Kate ; “well I haven’t but a little hair you know. But I was going to tell you about your grandmother. She was never well after I was old enough to remember anything. She was sick in the front room —the one the Masons use for a parlor. The room was kept darkened, and I remember how the light used to trickle through cracks of the shutters. Only once in a while, the shatter of the south window was folded back a little way, so my poor grand mother could get a peep at the blue summer sky, the green trees, and the river.” “Well, Kitty, if you’ll believe it, one day about sunset, when there wasn’t a loaf stirring, nor a sound louder than a fly would make, all of a sudden, a pane of glass flcw T right out of that south win dow, shivered into a thousand pieces, and fell at the foot of grandmother’s bed!” “I was not in the room, and didn 1 1 see (he sight; but my mother did, and my sister Betsy, and Eliza Price, the! girl who was taking care of my grand mother.” “Why grandpa! said Kate, shud dering. “Now there wasn’t a thing to be seen larger than insect, as far as you could look out of doors! The glass flew as it it was alive, or as it one ot the Salem witches had sent it; and what cloud anybody think ? Liza Price said it was a warning, and it was her opinion that my grandmother wouldu t live a week. “When I went iu the house that night I saw a very solemn looking group, I assure you. Liza had let the gru el burn, and was fitting from room to room, talking in low, awlul tones. My mother was in tears, and Betsy very pale, with her hair falling down her neck like sable plumes, and her eyes looking fairly wild. My father was trying his best to reason with them.” “One thing is sure, said he, “noth' ing ever happened yet without a cause. Depend upon it, we shall find out be fore long what broke that glass. M ait a while.” “Well, sir,” said ’Liza solemnly, and pointing at my father with her long fore finger. “just look hero. There wasn’t a breath of wind stirring, and nary a soul in sight. I’ll leave it to your wife ! Now I ask you as a reasoning being, what mortal means could ha’ broke that ’ar glass into powder in the wink of an eye?” “I crept behind the big fire-place | frightened.’’ “Furthermore sir,” said ’Liza, “that ’ar glass made for the foot board of the old lady’s bed as straight as aiy arrow that ever you see ! If there ever was a warning sir, that ’ar’s a warning or I'm no judge.” “O grandpa ! whispered Kate, cling ing close to his neck. “Don’t put me out, Kitty ! When I saw how solemn they all were I had a great many queer feelings. I went and hid in the meal-room, partly for shame, and partly because I couldn’t keep from laughing. Yet every word they said cut me like a lash with a pin in it.” “You see I had been down by the river skipping stones, and what should i I do in my idleness but wheel right about and send a litile pebble toward the house. I little thought of hitting the window', but when I heard the crash my first thought was, ‘Now for a scold ing!’ Sol ran down the bank in a very crooked path to go after my cows, hoping that when I should get home my mother’s anger w'ould be cooled. But they never dreamed that I was the rogue who sent the warning. When I enter ed the house that night I expected to have a grave rebuke from my mother, and meant to tell her just how the acci dent happened, and promise to do better next time. But when I found to my surprise, that such a breeze had been raised, I kept still, being very fond of a joke. Besides. I w'as a graceless scamp Kitty, and hadn’t moral courage to let my mother know' what a dupe she was for fear of the consequences. It really happened that my grandmother died that w'oek in peaceful ignorance of the panic in tlxe house, and of course our family and neighbors talked very sadly and wisely about the omen which had foretold her death.” “I listened and thought to myself, ‘Well my good friends, if that is one of your dreadful omens I’m not afraid of them.” “Of course I told the whole story af ter a while, and took a whipping, and I deserved it. But I learned a good les son, which I never forgot; and between you and me, Kitty, it’s my private opin ion that if people looked into things as they ought to, there wouldn’t be quite so many signs and w’onders.” “There jump down, my dear, and let me finish my apple.” — Student and Schoolmate. A Military Execution in South- Western Missouri. —The execution ground was about half a mile from the town, and when I reached there I found troops drawn upon three sides of the square, while the fourth was occupied by the condemned and the firing parties. A long line of mounted sentinels kept back the too-curious crowd, but a word from a polite little major, who had pre viously seen me at the headquarters, ad mitted me. and I took my place near the General and his staff, in one corner of the square. After some time occupied in the preliminary preparations, each prisoner was blindfolded and knelt in front of his own execution party. A venerable looking gray-headed chaplain now stepped out from among the staff, and in short, fervent prayer, commended the souls of these poor wretches to the mercy of the God before whom they would shortly appear. Everything -was still as death. The perfect hush, if I may say so, was painfully distinct, and I could see, even under the grave stern face of the General, a softening look, as if he was still struggling between duty and mercy. For a moment the silence was awful ; then came the clear tone of command of the officer of (he day: “Ready,” “aim,” “fire a rattling dis charge ; a puff of smoke ; a groan, and all was over, The ten had paid the penalty of their broken oaths. For a moment all was hushed, as before, and vou could almost hear the long drawn breath of relief. The bright sun shone as calmly and clearly as before, but shone on ten corpses stiff and stark, where a moment before were ten men in the full flush of physical health. BfeiPlf you were to lose your nose, what kind of one w'ould you get? The first one that turned up. George Francis Train. —Can any tell where this redoubtable Falstaff is? When last heard from he was stopping in Broadwa . to give a lamp-post 500 reas ons why it should not “vote for Sum ner.”—Ex. sgyAn exchange says:—“An officer expressed the wish to Mr. Stanton to be appointed to command the body guard of some General. The Secretary replied: ‘Sir, General Halleck tells me that the only body-guard he ever had was a ter rier puppy” General Items, “or any Other man.” a man derives all his flan ness and strength from his wife ; she is not only his rib, but his backbone. JB@“Whcn the price of a thing is re quired, now-a-days, the phrase is “What’s the postage ou that?” g@“lt is now believed that the Ala bama and the 290 are two vessels, one a wooden, the other an iron one. £@“There is a Gaelic proverb :—“lf the best man’s faults were written on his forehead, it would make him pull his hat over his eyes.” is a very faint comet now in the vicinity of the orbit of Mars. It is 70,000,000 of 1 .agues from the earth and 53,000,000 leagues from the sun. The Best Inheritance.—The in dustrious and virtuous education of chil dren is a far better inheritance to them than a great estate. B®„The new colossal statue of Chris topher Columbus, in Genoa, has been placed upon its pedestal by means of powerful steam machinery. B£§u“Peace,” wrote Napoleon from the heart of Germany, to bis brother Joseph, who wanted peace, “is a word that means nothing. It is the conditions of peace that are all.” JG-sP With four metallic qualifications, a man may be pretty sure of worldly success—they are gold in his pocket, silver in his tongue, brass in his face, iron in bis heart. Gen. McClellan Nominated for the Presidency.—John Van Buren who now nominates McClellan for Pres ident, once nominated his Dad. But he will find Mac under a bigger load than his dad was when covered by the hay. “There’s two ways of doing it,” said Pat to himself, as he stood musing and waiting for a job. ‘<if I save me two thousand dollars I must lay up two hundred dollars a year for twenty years or I can put away twenty dollars a year for two hundred years—now which shall I do ?” What Gen. Cass Thinks of Mc- Clellan’s Removal.—We have the best authority for stating that Gen. Cass, in a communication to the President, has expressed the fullest approval of the removal of Gen. McClellan from the command of the army in Virginia.—A. Y. Post. j&ST’The Milwaukee Sentinel says: — “Col. Starkweather, of the First Wis consin, we learn has recently been pro moted to a Brigadier Generalship, as a reward for gallant services at the late battle of Perryville. The promo tion was well deserved, and will prove in the future of both honor and advan tage to the cause.” Martin Van Bt ren's Will.—The will of ex-President Van Buren has been admitted to probate at Hudson, New York. It is dated January 18th, 1800, and commences as follows: “I, Martin Van Buren, of the town of Kinderhook, county of Columbia, and State of New York, heretofore Gov ernor of this State, and more recently President of the United States, but for the last and happiest* years of my life a farmer in my native town, do make and declare the following to be my last will and testament,” Ac. Jeff. Davis and the Seminole In dians. —As though the Confederacy had not sufficient trouble on its hands, the Seminole Indians in Florida have broken loose. It is a fatal case for the Confederacy, which is shinning it already j for paper on which to print its worthless promises to pay. The Seminole war cost the United States Government un counted millions. Every Indian killed or otherwise disposed of cost the govern ment upwards of 8100,000. What can Jeff. Davis expect to accomplish with a Seminole war on his hands? Result op the Elections. The Chicago Tribune figures up 83 Repub licans and 75 Democrats elected as the result of the fall Congressional elections New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Con necticut, Maryland, Virginia, and Ken tucky have not yet held their elec tions. They choose thirty members in the aggregate, and the Tribune thinks the Border State Representatives will hold the balance of power. Well Done —The 32nd Regiment. —News received here this morning, state that the 32d, Col. J. H. Howe's Regiment voted at Memphis, and gave Bragg 159 majority ; E. L. Browne, sth District, 144 majority; and Luther Hanchett, Gth District, 56 majority. As very nearly if not all the soldiers in that Regiment that voted for Bragg were residents of Fond du Lac County, the strong probability is, they voted clean tickets, and hence gave the County ticket the same rote. Price of Provisions in Ridiimond. —Coffee was selling in Richmond, Va., a few days since, at 83,50 per pound ; tea at 816 ; sugar at 60 cents to 81,00 ; salt 60 cents per quart; molasses 87 per gallon ; butter 81,00 per pound; po tatoes 81,00 per peck; United States Treasury Notes 100 per cent, premium ; calico 81,50 per yard; hoop skirts 815 a pair; a paper of pins 81,50; a spool of cotton 50 cents ; no ribbons to bo ob tained ; gaiters sl2 to 815 per pair. Novel Way to Cure a Bre achy Horse.—A correspondent of the lowa Homestead was out riding the other day with a friend, and observed that one of the horses had a hole in each ear. On inquiring the cause, he learned that it was to keep the horse from jumping. “Why,” said he, “a horse don’t jump with his cars.” “You are mistaken,” replied his friend; “a horse jumps as much with his ears as with his feet, and and unless he can have free use of his cars he cannot jump.” He ties the two ears together, and has no more trouble with the horse. That keeper truly felt the responsi bility of his position. His duty was to keep lights continually burning during the night for the guidance of vessels. The reformer is a light-house keeper. The world is enveloped in moral dark ness. This is not merely an incident or attribute of its condition, but its es sence and principal element. It is a darkness that prevade and overshadows all human society. the October number of Brown son's Quarterly there is an article de voted to the examination of the policy of Mr. Seward, who, according to Dr. Brownson, is to a great extent responsi ble for the calamities which have oc cured in the conduct of the war. B@„A female prisoner, Constance Wilson, has been sentenced to death in England for mudering by poison. She administered eolebieura, and it is be lieved she has, like Dumollard, tilled a cemetry by her crimes. is openly charged in Washing ton, that army surgeons are constantly bribed to allow men to go, on the ground of physicial disability, and that the ar my is rapidly growing less through the ; dishonest operation. Powerful friends 1 of sick soldiers constantly throng the 1 War Department and the Sugeons Gen- j eral’s office, in the endeavor to obtain : discharges for their friends. “Crowded Before He was out op the Woods.” —A well known socesh planter, living not far from New Orleans, wrote last spring that four of bis slaves, who had run away to the Yankees, had returned. “They have had enough of liberty, and were glad to come back.” But in his next letter to the North be, told a different tale; the four had run , away again, and had taken with them : two hundred more. Government Mule Shoeing.— In' Washington, from 200 to 500 mules and : horses are constantly waiting for their turn at the shambles. The modus oj>- erandi in shoeing government mules is novel. The most of these mules, being very careful of their feet, will not allow them to be handled. Consequently a machine is built called the “stock. ’ The mule is pounded into it, two straps put under his belly, then hoisted up, so that his feet will touch the beams below. Iu that situation each foot is fastened to the beam by iron bands —the bands be ing tightly fastened between the hoof and joint above. After being made se cure, he commences bis frightful strug gle, which lasts until he finds himself o / . powerless, when four workmen approach him, one at each foot, and in five min utes he is “done, finished.” There arc two of these shops in that vicinity, shoe ing about 1000 daily. In these shops thousands of men are employed by the government; and it is but a tithe of the immense amount of government mechan ical labor that is employed in and about the city at the present time. The Light-House Keeper.—A dis tinguished traveller narrates the follow ing incident: “Being at Calais, I climbed up into the light-house and conversed with the keeper. ‘Suppose,’ said I, ‘that one of these lights should go out?’ ‘Never! impossible !’ he cried, with a sort of con sternatson at the hypothesis. ‘Sir.'said he, pointint to the ocean, ‘yonder, where nothing can be seen, there are ships going by to every part of the world. If, to-night, one of my burners were to go out, within six months would come a letter, herhaps from India, perhaps from America, perhaps from some place 1 never heard of, saying, on such a night, the watchman neglected his post, and vessels were in danger. Ah! sir, some times in the dark nights, in the stormy weather, I look to sea, and feel as if the eye of the whole world were looking at my light. Go out! Burn dim! Oh nev er !’*’ From Wilkes' Parting Scene of * ' I On Friday night la>G ■ ters in Virginia, the has been following Lee sim9 October, at the tremendous* two miles and a half a day, '9 interrupted in his arduous* and required to report hin9 headquarters of his family soy. As the order was imp the firm hand of Burnside b 9 the Baton, Manlius had no test: so he packed his trunk*® king an affectionate leave off ■ ala Buell turned his back! 9 Blue Ridge, and surrounded I 9 pathizing “staff, ’ moodly I ■ charger’s head for Trenton. I tableau not exactly like that I well of the First Napoleon al I blue, immortalized in the 19 Versailles, but still it is w r American artist, and should il to the cartoons of the capitol. 9 trast with our heroes trance into Washington a year® a laureled car, with foreign ]9S his train, and fifty horses in 19® stall, is worthy of the historical and, though we have not a V<9 a De la Roche to do the story 9 might at least be consigned to If riotic Akerman who has a g<9 such subjects, and a capacicH shop in Nassau street near thc9 office. It may be considered rather f in some points of view, that 9 not the keen and terrific preccp'9 ulties of a Vernet, or an Ingres, H around the retiring chieftain as 19 picks his way through the kindliH storm, which aptly accompanies t, 1 of his career, the fleshless for ty eyeless sockets of the hundred tl® dead, whose reproachful moans ■ with the wind that drifts Fitz ■ from the field. That would fu | painful recollection to the Pr | and the people, rack many a ] bosom, and fill many a widow’ with tears; while, on the other i the buoyant brush of Akerman, cfl with its usual), cheerful lights, I represent him in the most glowin'| shop fashion, looking three ways! equal strength of feature, and se 1 labelled Cicsar, Marlborough and Clellan. A Bit of Secret History.—ißil transpired that the rebel Gen. AH Sydney Johnston, killed at Shiloh.l certed a nice plan to possess the ~ sionists of California at the bcgirJßi of the rebellion. lie was in coiniH® at San Francisco. At a given timcH secessionists were to take the forts 1 S : his connivance, and sieze GO,OOO s|h of anus shipped there by Floyd lor SW very purpose. San Francisco at 1 mercy, must have succumbed, and rebels would thus have had a which to fit out privateers, and likewise have obtained control vast treasures of the State. The was either suspected or known at W; MB ington. Brig. Gen. E. V. Sumner >9 appointed to the command in and was privily put on board a shi) 9 sea, arriving at San Francisco with previous intimation of his coming. walked incognito, to the office of Joljl ston, informed him that he was his sum cessor, showed him his papers, and raanded immediate possession. The tonished rebel had no alternative hut 9 comply. In half an hour after all t guns of the forts were out on the la; side and heavily shotted. The sai ■ evening the GO,OOO stand of arms I Benoia were secured. This brilliar;9 ; but quiet coup de defat saved the 1 $ Dorado State. —Buffalo Commercial A< 9 vertiscr. wrote to the editor cf the Bueorus Journal a letter inquir as to billiards, to whom the edito! replied as follows: “Yes, sir, we cai tell you all about billiards. It is ; game consisting of two men in thei;, shirt sleeves, punching balls about on v table, and presenting the keeper of the table with fifteen cents, or as is common ly the ease in this county, telling him to mark it down. This last mentioned custom lias given the title of billiard markers. If you have a decided genius' for the game you will make a superior* player at the expense of about SIOO. Blacksmiths, carpenters, etc., play it for exercise. It was invented by a shrewd saloon keeper, who was not satisfied by the wrofits of whiskey, and was too much opposed to temperance to water it.” A Horrible Death.—The Chicago Tribune says: “The Dubuque Herald closed its existen e last week. Its last number was chiei, devoted to a vindi cation of the adm Tation of James Buchanan, written by himself. This is entitled —‘His administration nobly vin dicated —His policy the true policy’ ; md so the Herald died praising James Buchanan! It was an awful death.” wanted on subscription.