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LSaVYKUS, Dodgeville, Wisconsin. M l,l .''ln in all the State and Federal Courts. Office UMo's I)lock [lp Stabs.] s w. REESE. ii&TOItXKY AT LAW. Land and Collecting Agent, A liodceville, lowa County, Wis. I ‘articular at tenHon oiven to collecting agencies, and payinent o S in lowa County. Office in the Cost Office Btuld- — J. II CLARY. B’TOnNF.Y AT LAW, Mineral Point, Wis. Of ■ JWj| (i<-e in Thomas’ Stone llloek. J R. ROBERTS. ■W.TIIT V It Y PCI!Lie. Deeds. Mortgages, Ac., drawn a. his Hotel on Main JJtrj*. R AEUNDELL. OLNEKAL DEALER in stoves,• Hardware, Tin, S Sli.'i l-linn, nml ('.qiiHir warn, D>"a Btrui>f. ||£: im Ik" I'M I’n-t Oilin'. Dmlgi'villi', AA H. L'H-MJ T BEECH. FIYSMAN AND SfHURON. PodjwvllK Wls. <itvtif ,i,.|...sii.' tin' ok! I' .st oniiv. |Hi-yil G W BURBALL. M. D. XYHYSICI AN AND SUHOIXIN, Dmljsnv ilk'. Liwn Vr.'Miiiv. \\ is. i n-in. |al-yI.J WHITNEY SMITH. fT'ANNF.U AND tTUI’IEIL Mincrnl I'nint, AA is. -S Li'iitln-r Ilf ill! kill'll*, nisi. Hair for Flustering, ill ways 111, linnil, eh.'i.l. fur eusk. Job AVolk clnl.e ylM.rt iHit ku ami on ino<K*ruto forms. in- - ij SCHALL’S HOUSE, a 207 * (K Kniiilnli k Street, (Tiieiitto Illinois. l\ This bouse is eentnill.V bn ilteil, in the business St Ilf tlio eilv, near the Dost Offiee, the Court lb.use, -nml all tlio pfineij'le Bail Komi Depots The lire.>m ino.lnti.ins tiro pood, and ekeapor limit nuwl ot [no Hotels in this vieinity. peH-tt) MASONIC TI KGCLAU MEETINGS of Dodirovillo Ln.lso, No. ‘no of \. K. & A. M, on the first nml third Fri av evonin-s of oneh month, at their Hall on lowa w‘*'t' Transient brethren visiting Dodgeville, are cdrdiallv invited to attend. mk Hknuv Dvnstan, Soc’y. To widow's toars to orphans’ cry. All wants our ready hands supply, So far as power is given ; The naked clothe, the prisoner free,— 4|. Sueh are the deeds sweet masonry Kevealed to ns from heaven. m I. O OF G. T. A MICITIA LODGE, No. 1(51, Independent Order of (!.>od Templars, meets every Monday evening in ■H'' Thomas’ Hall, at 7U. o’eloek. Members of this 3i,, r visiting this Village are cordially invited to meet MS . J. T. PHVOIt, AV. C. T. K J. j .Cornish, AV. S. Y RAIL AVAV TIME TABLE. Mil- & Prairie du Chien R. Way. \ alu i n ftor Sunday November 1(51802, until further JjO notice, Trains will run as follows : GOI X G KAST. pass akkna: Mllailand Express Trains, at **• M n\']l Freight 4:lo “ PASS MAZO MAN IE : YijMail and Express Trains, at BkTA a. m. *\A’ay Freight, 4:15 “ GOI \<3 WRS T . pass arena: Ip-Mail and Express Trains, at P. 42 v. m. Shvay Freight, W:M * m. PASS MAZO MIMS t WMail and Express Trains, at 4:4'2 P. M. SpAVay Freight, A. m. MAIL ROAD TIME TABLE igssfi CHANGE OE TIME. ■ C‘ To take effect Monday, May 12, 1802. Mineral point rail road. GOING SOUTH. ,v Leave Mineral Point at 0:40 a. m. I Leave Darlington at 7:40 “ Arrive at Warren at 8:40 “ GOING SOUTH. Leave Warren at 10:00 a. si. Leave Darlington at 11.00 “ Aarlve at Mineral Point at 12:00 m G. W. Cobb, Receiver. Taken Up. By the subscriber, residing in the town of Dodgeville. three miles east of t'.e village, on land owned by him. in said town, on or about the 29th day of No* vetuber 1862, two yearling calves, one black steer, and one red and white heifer. Also, on the Slh day of December, one red steer,about one voar old. nl3-4w ' OWEN C. JONES. Notice. — Circumstances compel us to make some alterations in our printing office in this village, and those circum stances may be known to any one who will enquire personally of us ; and we desire all who are interested in this mat ter and who have any claims or interest in this office to meet us on Saturday, 3d of January, or Monday the sth of January 1863, at the Printing Office, any time between 9 o'clock A. M., and and 6 o’clock P. M. J. Cowen, Editor Chronicle. Time. Time flics, and in its progress what changes —what revolutions—what scenes transpire. A ucav year has dawned upon us, upon this nation, and the dawning of the new year finds this once prosperous nation in agony —in desperate struggling^ —in blood. Would any one have ventured to have predicted, two or three years ago, that America —the United States of America—would be found, in the first day of the year 1863, in such a fearful agony as now exists, men would have concluded that the prediction was smitten with a most pe diculous insanity; still it has come—it is here —we are in the midst of it; —a dark day in the history of this nation is the first of January, 1863, and what the 364 remaining days of this year has in store for us, as a nation, who can tell ? The past year has been a year of tumult—of anxiety —of fearful strife — of the din of battle —of havoc —o( the slaughter of thousands, evonj tons of thousands, and the blood of the slain have saturated many a battle-field ; many a fruitful plain lias been made into a dire desolation, and loud and long wailings have been hoard in many a home. 1 low is this? —Mow is this in a laud professing faith in a God of good ness —in the teachings of him of whom it is said “lie is the prince of peace.’ It would seem, as if some demon or le gion of demons were loose among the people goading them to ficnzy to bring about the ruin of the nation ; and the end is not yet. nor is it easy to tell when the end of these things will he. Hope lias been honyant for the last two years and people in their hope have said this captain and that—this officer ami that —this policy and that would do the thing needed to be done, and restore a distracted nation to a sort of order again; but though changing and roehangiug of officials have done this distracted conn try is in as deplorable an imbroglio just now, as any stage in the history of this coillusion which has thrown the country in such a state of frenzy. There may boa remedy, but if there be it is not yet discovered, or it discovered it has not been applycd; and a nation once famous put its liberal institutions —its progress —its prosperity —is a spectacle of contempt —of derision of wonder. What will the next 36 f days do for us?—ln what condition will the first day of the year 1864 find the once United States of America? It would seem as if the people had ceased to expect much—to hope for much, the blundering and the re-blun dering in carrying on the war have dis heartened some have disappointed ad and a rart of indifference seems to settle on ! the people', so that there are but a Ica\ who arc much interested ; the lew an ho seem to be interested at all are they who calculate on a share of the spoils. Alas for any land, when its patriotism rushes into plundering and its zeal for the public good runs into robbing of the government. married. In the Village of Dodgeville, on the 251‘Jl Kev. H. Lees, at the residence of Mr. R< Is ’ f John H. Roberts, of the Town oflUkhland, to -lisa Sarah K. Adams of Lake county, Illinois. Post-Office Department, Washington, Dec. 27. —The Louisville & Nashville Hail Road having refused to convey the mail after the Ist of January, ISW tor the compensation allowed by u service will be suspended on u aiu its branch roads from thatt date. M. Blair. p A i. General. On DlT.— That Secretary Chase will soon lead to the hymemal altar the accomplished widow of the late Senator Douglas DODGEVJLLE, WISCONSIN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1865. From Wm. Wells Brown’s Now 800k —The Blackman. A man Without a Name. It was in the month of December, 1852, while Colonel Bice ami family were seated around a bright wood tire, whose blaze lighted up the large dining room in their edd mansion, situated leu miles from Dayton, in the State of Ohio, that they heard a knock at the door, which was answered by the familiar ‘■Como in" that always greets the stran ger in the Western States. Squire Loo mis walked in and took a seat on one of the three rocking-chairs, which had been made vacant by the young folks, who rose to give place to their highly influ ential and wealthy neighbor. It was a beautiful night; the sky was clear the wind had hushed its deep meanings, the most brilliant of the starry throng stood out in bold relief, despite the superior light of the moon. “I sec someone ! standing at the gate," said Mrs. Lice, as j she left the window and came nearer the j fire. “Li! go out and see who it is. j exclaimed (Jeorge, as he (putted his | chair and. started for the door, and lie j latter soon returned and whispered to his father, and both left the room, evin cing that something unusual was at hand. Not many minutes elapsed, however, before the father and son entered, accom panied by a young man, whose com plexion showed plainly that other than Anglo-Saxon blood coursed through his veins. The whole company rose, and the stranger was invited to draw near to the fire. Question after question was now pressed upon the new-comer by the colonel and the squire, but without elic iting satisfactory replies. “You need not be afraid, my friend, ’ said the host, as he looked intently in the colored mans face,.“to tell where yon are from and to what place you arc going. If you are a fugitive, as I suspect, give ns your story, and we will protect and defend you to the last. Taking courage from these kind re marks, the mulatto said, “1 was born, sir, in the State of Kentucky, and raised in Missouri. My master was my father ; my mother was his slave. 1 hat, sir. accounts for the fairness ot my com plexion. As soon as I was old enough to labor 1 was taken into my masters dwelling as a servant, to attend up m the family. My mistress, aware ol my near relationship to her husband, felt humiliated, and often in her auger would punish me severely for no cause what ever. My near approach to the Anglo- Saxon aroused the jealousy and hatred of the overseer, and he flogged me, as he paid, to make me know my place. My fellow-slaves hated me because 1 was whiter than themselves. Thus my com plexion was construed into a crime, and I was made to curse my father for the Anglo-Saxon blood that course through my veins. My master raised slaves to supply the Southern market, and every year some of mv'( ompanions wore sold to the slave traders and taken further south. Hus bands were -separated from their wives,- and children torn from the arms of their agonizing mothers. Those outrages we- o committed by the man whom nature com pelled mo to look upon as my father. M y mother and brothers were sold and taken away from me; still 1 bore all, and made no attempt to escape, for 1 yet, had near me an only sister, whom I dearly loved. At last the negro driver attempted to rob my sister of her virtue. She appealed to me for protection. Her innocence, beauty and tears were enough to stir the stoutest heart. My own, fired with grief and indignation, swelled within as though it would burst or leap from my bosom. My tears refused to flow ; the fever in my brain dried them up. I could stand it no longer. 1 seized the w vetch by the throat ami hurled him to the ground ; and with this strong arm ! paid him for old and new. The next dav 1 was triedby a jury of slaveholders fertile crime of having within me the heart of a mam and protecting my sister from the licentious embrace of a liber tine. And —would you believe it, sir? that jury of enlightened Americans, — ves, sir, Christian Americans, —after qrare deliberation decided that I had broken the laws, and sentenced me to receive five hunndred lashes upon my bare back. But, sir, I escaped from them the night before 1 was to have been flogged. Afraid of being arrested and taken back, I remained the following day hid away in a secluded spot on the banks of the Mississippi River, protected from the gaze of man by the large trees and thick cane-brakes that sheltered me. I waited for the coming of another night. All was silence around me, save the sweet chant of the feathered songsters in the forest, or the musical ripple of the eddying waters at my feet. I.watched the majestic bluffs as they gradually faded away, through the gray twilight, from the face of day into the darker shades of night. I then turned to the rising moon as it peered above, ascend ing the deep blue ether, high in the heavens, casting its mellow rays oyer the Surrounding landscape, and gliding the smooth surface of the noble river with its silvery hue. 1 viewed with interest the stars as they appeared, one after another, in the firmament. It was then and there that I studied nature in its lonely grandeur, and saw in it the goodness of God, and felt that lie who created so much beauty, and permitted the fowls of the air ami the beasts of the field to roam at large and be free, never intended that man should be the slave of bis fellow-man. L resolved that I would ho a bondman no longer; and, taking for my guide the north star, 1 started for Canada, the negro’s land of liberty. For many weeks 1 travelled by night, and lay by during the day. (), how often, while hid away in the forest, waiting for nightfall, have ! thought of tlio beautiful lines 1 once heard a stranger recite : ‘O, I,nil <’,lniiiliji! l:;i|,)),v kind ! Tin l crnill,' kind of liberty ! When inme Iml negroes bear tin krai .1. •>r toi l tlio hi.-li ii slavery. Then lot tlio glorious iiiillii'in peal. And ilrnM n “l;ittnnia rules tin- waves;’’ Strike iqi the sung Unit moil can fool- ■ “Golmnbia ink s four millions skives !” At last I arrived at a depot of the Underground Railroad, took iho /rain , ami hero I am. ' “You are welcome,'’ said Colonel llice, as he rose from liss chair, walked to the window and looked out, as if apprehen sive that the fugitive's pursuers as ere near by. “Yon are welcome,'’ continued he; “and I will aid you on your svay to Canada, for you are not safe here. “Are you not afraid of breaking the law's by assisting this man to escape?” remarked Bqnire Loomis. “I care not for laws when (hey stand in the way of humanity,” replied the colonel. “If you aid him in reaching Canada, and sve should ever have a war with England, may be he’ll take up anus and fight against his oavh country,” said the squire. The fugitive eye 1 the law'-abiding man attentively for a moment, and then ex claimed, “Take up arms against my country. What country, sir, have ! ! The Supreme Court of the 1 anted States, and (lie laws of (lie South, doom me to ho the slave of another. There is not a foot of soil over which the yfum <iml wave, where 1 can stand and be pv teete \by law Uv.e seen my mother sold in the cattle market, i looked upon my brothers as they were driven in chains by the slave speculator. Iho heavy negro w hip lias been applied to my j oayu Vmmldc :r mill! its biting lash sunk deep into my quivering flesh. Still, sir, you call thus my country, h rue, true, 1 was born in ibis hind. -*iy grruidiatnor fouuht in the revolutionary war ; my own father was in the Avar ot I sid. Still, sir, 1 am a slave, a chattel, a thing, a piece of property. Ivc been Sold in the mar ket with horses aad SAviue; the initials of my master’s name are branded deep in this arm. Still, sir, you call this my country. And. novr that 1. am making my escape, you, fee! afraid, if L reach Canada, and there should be war ay Ith England, that I will take up arms against my own country. Sir, 1 have no country but the grave ; and I’ll seek freedom there before 1 will be taken hack to slave ry. There is no justice for me at the south; every right of my race is tram peled in the dust, until humanity bleeds at every pore. lam bound for Canada, and woe to him that shall attempt to arrest me. II it comes to the AVOist, L Avill die fighting for freedom. “I honor you for your courage; ex claimed Squire Loomis, as lie spang from his scat, and AValkcd rapidly to and fro through the room. “It is too bad, con tinued ho, “that such men should ho enslaved in a laud Avhose Declaration ot j Independence proclaims all men to be free and equal. 1 will aid you in any - j thing that i can. What is your name ?” j of have no mime,” said (ho fugitive. ••[ once had a name, —it was William, — but inv master’s nephew' came to live Avith him. and as I was a house servant, and the young master and I Avould, at dines, get confused in the same name, orders 'were given for me to change mine. From that moment, I resolved that, as slavery had robbed me of my libelv and my name. I Avould not attempt to have another till I was free. Ho, sir, for once you have a man standing before you without a name. f a pe Race, Dee. 27—The Asia from | Liverpool, 17th, via Queenstown, Ibtli, passed Saturday night. The Persia had arrived at Liverpool with her machinery disabled. The Asia takes her place. Rreadstuffs quiet; provisions dull; consols 92f. The President's message was eagerly canvassed, but had not ctlect. Ao l.uth is exhibited in the emancipation scheme. St. Louis, Dec. 20. —A deserter reports Jeff- Thompson at Pocah intas with about 0,000 infantry, mostly from Missouri and Arkansas; also two regiments of cavalry and one battery. Reliable information is received that Claib. Jackson. ex-Oovernor of Missouri, died on th 9th at Little Rock. From ttu> Boston Commonwealth. "Who arc The Traitors.. Editors of fhr Commonwealth : —For a number of years 1 have boon a subscri ber to the Hutton Post, and yet I must say that f never read much in it that 1 believed except its almanac tables, deaths and marriages, and a few advertisements of merchandise. Its political articles 1 have always placed alongside ol its ad vertisements of quack medicines, believ ing both to be a cheat and deception. A few years ago, mention “huge paws" to either of the editors of the Post and they at once went into a fit of the St. Vitus dance; but now that they have got to he wealthy and belong to the ar istocracy “huge paws" “ts dropped, ’ and in about every Inc of its editorials you find, in all sorts of type, the words ••Fanatic’:—’Fanatics"—'“Fanatical Ab olitionists" —“Fanatical liopublicans. " New as (hey are getting old without a prospect lor a second teed Iroin I nele j Sam's crib, It is time for them to begin! to lay up treasure over the other side of; Jordan. 1 [impose, therefore, for their cacrfulreading, morning, noon and night, (he following catechism. If they duly ponder this with heart-felt repentance for past political sins, there may be a chance for them in another sphere. But to make their case sure they must also repoiit of the ten notices published in the / os' before the election advising their democratic lady I maids that five hun dred contrabands families were on their way to Boston, thereby causing them to turn away good Iris!) help, expecting to 1c able to hire the cantrubands twelve and a halt cents a week less. For tins last sin, however, they may require ab solution from Mayor \V ightman. But to my catechism, whicn is oi vital im portance to old and young Democrats. Chut'in,i. Slavery being the root of the rebellion, who have been its aiders ami abettors from the hour ot the Mis souri Compromise of 1820, up to the present time? Answer. The Fanatic Democrats of the free states at all limes acting on the side of the Slave Bower. (fim. Who were the authors of the Seminole War? .1. ■. 'flic slaveholders aided by the Fanatical Democrat:; of the North. Ou s. Who ; talc Texas from Mex ico ? Mas. The slaveholder.; aided by the Fanatic.il Democrats oi the North. (fit \i. Who were the authors of the Mexican War ? The slaveholders aided by the Fanatic:! Dcinot rats of the North. (fn. s. Who started and encouraged lilibu-dering expeditions under Walker for ti e purpose of extending slavery ? Has. The slaveholders aided by the Fanatical Democrats of the North - Dtwt. Who attempted to steal Cuba ? An*. The slaveh. Idcrs aided by the Fanatical Democrats of the North. Ouet. Who originated and carried through, the Fugitive Slave law? Ant. The slaveholders aided by the Fanatical Democrats of the North. (fnrt. Who repudiated the Missouri Compromise ? -las. The slaveholders aided by the Fanatical Democrats of the North. (files. Who originated and carried through the Ncbvask i Bill? Has. The slaveholders aided; by the Fanatical Democrats of the North. (fact. Who tried to establish Squat ter Sovereignty ? Has. The slaveholders aided by the Fanatical Democrats of the North. (furt. Who attempted to force slavery upon Kansas, and slaughtered thousands of her citizens for opposing it ? H nt. The Slave Dower aided by the Fanatical Democrats of the North. (furs. Who defied the writ ot habeas corpus in Kansas? Has. The Slave Power aided by the Fanatical Democrats of the North. tfurt. What laws did the Slave Power enact under the Leavenworth Constitu tion which were approved by President Pierce, and the Fanatical Democrats of the North? , I n s. All persons hoidi ug an t i-slavery opinions were disfranchised ; and no mss than forty-eight laws were passed making it a death penalty for any one to facili tate the escape of a slave, or instruct him in the principles of Freedom, or teach him to read the Bible, or engage in any other mode, as they termed it, of attacking slave property. Ones. Who were the authors of the Bred Scott decision ? Hn x The slaveholders aided by the Fanatical Democrats of the North, and James Buchanan President, thereby bringing the Supreme Court of the Uni ted States into disgrace before the civ ilized world. Ques. What was the motive of the Deed Scott decision ? H ns. Tc vOJJvert the whole Union, the free states no less than the territor ies, into one great domain for slavery, and to legalize slave trade. (fues. What was the result of this series of successful aggressions by _ the Slave Power during forty years, aided by tbc Fanatical Democratic of the North ? Js. Tt was on this last demand that the true Jeffersonian Democrats of the North broke oil from their Southern allies and joined the Republican party, and thus the victory over the Slave Power was gained in the last President ial election. Qtu s. Why Is the Slave 1 *owor. aided by the Fanatical Democrats of the North, in rebellion against the Government of the United states? Ans. It is that they may destroy our Democratic form of Government, or dained by the Fathers in order to form a more perfect Union, to establish jus tice, insure domestic tranquility—pro vide for the common defence—and to secure the blessings of liberty to our selves and our posterity. Qiick. What form of Government does the Slave Power and the Fanatical Democrats of the free states now seek to establish ? -las. -Vn oligarchy, the chief corner stone of which shall be slavery for white laborers as well as black men. A J KFFEUSONIAN DEMOCRAT. Philadelphia, Doc. 27. —The Press publishes what purports to be a retalia tory proclamation of Jeff'. Davis, over a column long. Gen. Butler and his officers are to be bung if taken. All soldiers taken prisoners arc to be pa roled. Negroes found with the army are to be immediately hung. Federal officers found with slaves are also to be hung. Davis declares Butler a felon, deserv ing capital punishment, and orders that, he no longer be considered or treated as a public enemy, but an outlaw and com mon enemy to mankind, and when cap tured, the officer capturing is instantly to hang him. All commissioned U. S. officers taken will be released on parole before exchanged until Butler shall have met punishment for his crimes; and that all commissioned officers in com mand of Butler be declared not entitled to be considered as soldiers engaged in honorable warfare, but robbers and crim inals deserving death, and that each of them, whenever captured, be hung. Louisville, Dec. 20.—John Morgan with about J.UUO cavalry entered Glas gow Wednesday. Three companies of the 2d Michigan cavalry opposed him, but fell back on Mumfordsville, losing I captain and 2 privates. The rebels lost 2 killed, 5 wounded and seven prisoners. The rebels were reinforced and remained in possession of Glasgow. Thursday Col. Gray and Shanks at tacked the rebels at Beer Willows, Heart Go., near Gave City, the rebels having previously damaged the railroad near Glasgow J unction. At the last accounts the fcdovals had driven off the rebels, killing and taking 16 prisoners. A train of ammunition cars left hero to-day and had to return, as they were fired into near Nolan’s. No Nashville train left to-day. The telclcgraph is interrupted. Speakku of the Assembly.— The Polk County Press has the following : In behalf of the largest Assembly District of the State, polling a more un animous vote for its Represctativo than has been received by any other member of the coming session, we suggest the name of our member, the Hon. Henry I). Barron of tills county. Though yet a young man, Judge Barron is an old settler of Wisconsin and possesses a knowledge of the men of our state and the condition of public affairs, .State and National, inferior to that of no other member. A good par liamentarian, a gentleman who did hon or to the judiciary during his brief but laborious occupancy of the bench, ho would make a read) and efficient presi dent of a deliberative body, lie goes to Madison endorsed by every vote cast in this district on Assemblymen, save five, and‘touching the living, breathing issues before the nation, he is sound and patriotic to the core. Sun Fran isco, Dec. 26.—The steamer Ariel was captured near the east end of Cuba, by the Alabama. The only plun der secured was SB,OOO in treasury notes, belonging to Wells, Fargo & Cos. The Alabama last called at Martinique, When leaving that port, the United States war steamer San Jacinto aimed a gun at her, and simultaneously the fort ju the harbor trained its guns on the Sau Jacinto. This is the statement of Semmes. A lieutenant of the Alabama claims a speed under twenty-five pounds of steam, of sixteen note. She was overtaking the Ariel with only eleven pounds of steam. She fired two guns, when the latter hove to. New York, Dee. 26.—The investiga tion into frauds on the Government shows that out of $1,600,000, paid out in this pity alone from the special appropriation of 11,000,000, for recruiting, organizing and drilling volunteers, nearly one-halj has been paid on fraudulent accounts. Nearly one hundred persons have beep engaged in the matter. NO. 16.