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If feh ol Icon, mol Popper ware, Ao„ lowa fefro. l. ..(.jl.lsio 111 ol 1 Post Ulli.e, I loll".-villi', W i,S. (iil-yl) I G \V BURRALL. M. D. r)ltvH !\N AM* SI HiiKuN, Ihalg. vllle, lowa I C.i:it\. Wisconsin. (nl-yl.l WHITNEY SMITH. rp All Mill \NO 'I KltlKK, Min* cal Point, Vis, I iJ .tUoi of all kiwis, also Hair for Plastering, al ways oli a mil, cheap for ■•asli. Jolt Work done al short mitlfo |ml on moderate terms, [ntUtt] sen ALL’S HOUSE. NO Jl?n7 A ’JW Slivrt, Chirac* Illinois lili'* In Mint* i* <H*UI Willy Km'UKsl, 111 fill* jtiUl utbl • Uv, nnr t\u IWt OWU'\ tin- t'oiirl H*usv, anil ttU Hio Kail Komi I>b|m!s Tljo mamm > .uv I, ami iilvapßl* than of I In* Hot<jh|n 11< -\ it mil v. [ulMl'l MASONIC- H®ol tMI MPKTINHS of imd-.mvilla I,otlnNo. not V. I*. A A, M, on ilo- first mat lliir.l Pri *h*V■jMSninr.s of ourli month, at ilmir Hall on lowa air,of 'l'ransh-nt tir.-lhr.-n Uoiljjovilh-, nr.< cor.lialty invit.nl ton turn). II K\ It V IM'XSTAN, See')-, willow's t.-ars to orphans' *-ry . wants our rcinly hnn.U supply, f So far as | i..wor is itivi'ii • ?%-/*l’lm nak.sl . lothr . tin- prisoner live,— ;yfctio h are the il.nnls aw eel masonry ■ IteVeale.l to IIS (Voill lieaveli, I. O OF G. T. \ MUST I \ MHUJK, No. lot, Imlepemlent Or.ier of (JiSj.l Templars, meets every Moutlay evenlin; in 11. P, TUlmms' llall, nt , M .j o'rlork, Meinhera of thia •ir.ier tffli.il!; this Village urn ror.Hiillv invii.-.l to nn-.-t with ns, J. TANARUS, I* It YOU, W. U. TANARUS, J. J.l'.iUMsu, \V. S. RAIL WAV TIME TABLE. jUfc. r”' Mil. & Prairie du Ghien R. Way. r Sunday Novrintiar ISIBC2, until fUrtlior •jHp. Trains will run as fallows; I t;oi i: \*T. v*ass arena : MalUiW Kv press Trains, at 0:55 i>, v. Wy FpfijdK 4:15 • • v 4** CASS MAZO MANti; Mail and K \)>r,.s Trains, at 9:155 a. m. Way FwlpUt. 4:15 •• ip OIK <2 WEST. pass arkna: M*U •ntJFxpr.ss Trains, at 4:42 p. m. Way Vtvlglit, 10:14 a m. pass mazo minis: Mat! ftd Express Trains, at 4:42 p. >i. HAH 1.0 AD TIME TABLE £ . • ■ change of time taka a (Tad Monday,Nor. 21, Ists2. mineral point kail road. Arrlwtt .Mineral Point at 8:45 •* if. W. Cohp, Receiver. Wise and Eloquent Words—Speech of Henry Winter Davis. At a dinner given Hen. Schneck in Haltimore, recently, Hon. Henry Winter Havis made a speech of great eloquence and power. \\ c commend to our rea ders the subjoined extract. How nobly docs the counsels of this patriotic South ern man contrast with the cold, tamed, or treacherous advice of Northern dough faces, imbeciles, and sympathisers with treason’:— Journal. “The V nion must lie preserved, though tin s generation shall perish in its defense. (Applause.) Perish in its defense!— Why, what is (his generation? It is tin 1 life of the men who arc before me, it is onr liberty and the union of this country, it is our willingness to endure all, and to be ready in our own persons to do what so many of our soldiers by the thousand have done on every field of battle -to be prepared to die, that (heir blood be not in vain. By no dal banco iu your ladies’ chambers can this be accomplished, by no debating on (be streets, nor by any consideration in the council, but by stubborn, bard, resolute, fearless blows upon the deadly field, where (rue men lay down and seal their patriotism with their blood ; and they who live owe it to the memory of the dead that their blood shall not have been shed in vain. ( Applause.) An armis tice 1 say the doubtful, hesitating 1 nion men. (A voice "Traitors. ) An ar mistice that would relax your arms, would compel your submission ; recog nition of the Confederate States! the disruption of the American name, its eternal dcgrcdaliou ; peace fur a uu nth, for a year, for live years, wars for gen erations, and anarchy to the end of time. (Applause.) Once make a division line between the North ami the South, said the speaker, and more than one will divide the North itself. One stone from Ihe andi brings it in ruin on your heads. But who are they who moot these ques tions? They of the South, do not talk nf armistices; they arc the men of the ioval States of the North, and of .Mary land; they art' (hose who have crept sin reptitionsly, under false pretences, into power, and now, in more than one great State, threaten to trail.- ter (lie theatre of civil war from the rebellious to the loyal States. 1 speak iu (lie presence of the military and political representa tives of those States, here this night, and I say, rather than that the arm of the government shall be palsied, welcome the spears to our breasts, welcome civil war to our soil, and let them know that we are not now to be frightened by civil war iu tin' North any more than when its hydra head was raised in the South. (Applause.) 1 here recognize but two classes of men. and we coniine them to no political geography: They are the enemies and trieuds oi the 1 uiou (Ap plause.) whether they live iu Ohio, as iu Missouri and Maryland. (Applause.) Shall those who now attempt to arrest the powers of the government succeed? I say to those present, who stand now here with me upon the border ol this terrific gulf, looking into it until our eyes swim, that they will succeed unless we say that we know no end to the war, no termination to this collision, other than the prostration of the rebellion, and that rebellion will be suppressed in the North as well as in the South. (Applause.) These are not boastful words. They are but the sober language ol common sense. ) on are committed to the issue, you arc joined in the fight, and you cannot stop short of your own destruction or itie de struction of your enemies, if you would. Lay down your arms, and instantly the Coxes and Vallindighams, the alls and Heeds, will try to drag the West to the South, and expel from the Inion the Puritan states. \ our alternative must he “victory or death." (Applause.) 1 profess to be no more disinterested than others; but 1 say (here is nothing tor this country except victory or de struction. Ido not regret the war even though it should tail, for America will have a name that will live hereafter in history, and mankind will know that the freemen of (his country in IStil and ISti:? have not lived in vain. (Applause.) We had tar hotter fail in the effort than unwor thily shrink from it. God tries even/ na tion destined to wear the crown oj em pire and enjoy the blessings of freedom , and they Imre won their immortality by tenacity , the power of endurance . the resolution to encounter destruction rather than yield. It is not the military glo ries of Thermopylae, Plata*, Salamis, and Marathon which inspires interest in the thoughtful mind so much as the tenac ity of the people who braced their minds for long years to meet the dread alterna tive of destruction rather than slavery. It was the unshaken fortitude ot the Homan people which enabled them to endure for seventeen years the triumphs of Hannibal unchanged by a single vic tory, and that heroic endurance formed the empire of the world. It was not DODGEVILLE, WISCONSIN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1863. military victories, nor the easy triumph oi'organization over disorganization, that had made great empires in the past, hut l>rrsev<rani‘<‘ and the poicrr oj loolhikj defeat in (hr fare, mid huotcimj no -peace hut under ctetoriau s banners. Referring to modern times, the speaker alluded to Holland, with a million or two of in habitants, scattered sparsely, which thro' two generations of war, compelled Spain to admit their independence; and to France, who, after bringing her crowned head to the block, met Europe in bold defiance, with rebellion at home and foreign intervention abroad, with her generals deserting to the enemy—who, during twelve long years, defeated all Europe, and in the face of a world in arms, would make no submission, but relied upon a people who wane deter mined not to be subjugated. Kelerring to England, Mr. Havis said her military disasters were far more numerous th all those we have ever suffered ; and though engaged in a far worse cause than France, pursued it with that bull-dog pertinacity familiar to her people. Through long years of defeat and disaster she looked only to one result, and was guided only by one determination- -to repose on/// in victor//. (Applause.) He alluded to these examples for the purpose o' refuting the insiduous arguments of trai tors in disguise, who only despair from the slow progress of (he struggle— more propitious than any that crowned those of England for fifteen years, more glo rious than anything that attended the Netherlands during forty years of their struggle with Spain. Like them wo have no generalsat tlit* beginning of the strug gle, but we have what they bad, a na tion of power resolved to endure defeat till we extort victory by tenacity. Our men only require to be led, and they are now marching to the enemy as calmly as if to predestined victory, now or hereafter. (Applause.) We have one glorious victory in Tennessee, the fruit of persistent determination ; and if we meet with other defeats they will be but temporary cheeks which the future will repair. I live in the abiding ton lidence that such will be the result, if we proclaim it now that there are no terms to this war excepting our destruc tion or our unity. I was astonished this evening w hen I read in a New’ York paper, always so firm hitherto, a plan for conducting the campaign, which, if it were not successful at the end of three months, suggested we had better bow ourselvc from the field and confess the independence of the enemy. (Hisses.) Not thirty years, not when thirty armies shall have been prostrate, shall we go back. There is only one end to the contest their capacity of endurace or yours. (Applause.) You are more nu merous ; you are wealthier; you have the rescources of (hi l civilized world ; you have the command of the seas; you have time till the beginning of eter nity before you. (Applause.) Persist, and the nation will maintain its great and glorious name before the world. The men of I alley Forge will not have died without successors, and the stars that decorate the banner of the repub lic will continue to circle in their ex panding orbits around the sister stall's dwelling together in unity, long ages alter the falling stars of the rebel em blem, now with fear of change perplex ing nations, shall have gone out in night, (Hrout Applause.) An Apimiol’lUATeText.—“How tedi ously long you are over that sermon !” said the parson’s lady to her husband on his not attending to the dinner hell ; “1 could write out* in half (he time, if 1 only had the text." “Oh, if that is all von want,” said the parson, “I will furnish that. Take this text from Sol omon —“It is better to dwell in a corner of the house-top than with a brawling woman in n wide house." “J)o you mean me, sir?” inquired the lady, quick ly. “Oh, my good friend," was the grave response, “you will not make a good sermoniser; you are too soon in your application." Mkasi uinu Hay. The following method of ascertaining the amount of hay in a mow we find reeeommemled for those who may live a distance from a hay-seales ; Multiply the length by the breath, and if the hay is somewhat settled, ten solid yards make a ton. Hay will take ten to twelve solid yards per ton. iQrOol. Robert Johnson, son of Gov ernor Andrew Johnson, has raised and organized a full regiment of cavalry from loyal Tennesseeans. The regiment was reviewed at Louisville, last week, preparatory to marching to the field. “ Trust may be a good motto for a Christian ; “ trust not' is a good one for a tailor. Neutral in Politics—Fair Play for all. From Before Vicksburg. Our Troops Harr Arrived The (iut ojj Promises Well — Warm icorh ahunf to Be pin. Cairo, dan. 21).—The forces under (Jen. M ('demand, are now in the vicin ity of Vicksburg. Fart of the forces have landed live miles below the month of the Yazoo river on the Louisiana side, and are now engaged in opening (he canal cut last summer. The river is now full enough to pour a good volume of water through the Cut-olf as soon as an opening is made. A few days will determine its value. Onr gun and mor tar boats can approach near enough to shell the city, if that, would be of any service. Cairo, dan. ill. I have seen a captain of the fltilh Illinois, w ho left Vicksburg oil I In* 22d inst. Hen. McClcrand s forces nave land ed on the Louisian side, live miles below the month of (In* \ azoo River, and in full view of (he city. Brigades wore en gaged, when Captain left in opening the famous Cut oil. of which so much was heard last summer. The river is bank-full at Vicksburg, and high enough to rush through llu* canal at a fearful rate, Ho thinks that il will be a perfect success. He thinks that should (his channel become large enough to admit the passage of boats, the rebels for the present w ill be allowed to bold Vicksburg, the Federal,s (urn (heir attention to matters further South. In his opinion, it would take IbO.OOO men to storm their fortilicationsat Vicks burg. Onr gun and mortar boats could shell the city from whore they lie on (he north side of the river bend ; but even if il were entirely destroyed, the fortifications, which extend for miles back, would be as formidable as ever. Wisconsin. Items. Ug%„The Kenosha Tinas is to bo dis continued. Mirlnu'l i Jarter.au old and esteem ed citizen of Waukesha,fell from a load of bay. on Tuesday last, striking bis forehead on the frozen earth. He died on tin 1 Thursday following. Tiik 20tu Wisconsin. This Regi ment. was at Forsythe, Mo., on (he l-2d nit. The division io which II lu longed was crossing \\ lute River, moving east ward to get forage lor the annuals with I hem. .Arrangements have been made at Kenosha fora course ol lectures to be delivered at that place, the proceeds of which arc to be applied tor the benefit of sick and wounded soldiers. Deaths of Wisconsin Soi.dikhs at St. Lot ts. The following IV iseousiu soldiers died in the hospital at St. Louis, during last week : (’lias. L. Alien, and E. W. Dean, of the 2d Cavalry ; IV. Foilet, and (’has. McDnflin, of the 2!Uh Infantry; Win. Dowuie, of the 18th In fantry. SrtciDK <•!•’ John Fitzukhai-d. — John Fitzgerald, a prominent citizen of Oskosh, and formerly a member of the State Senate, committed suicide at the St. Nicholas Hotel Saturday. He was last fall nominated by the Democratic convention for Congress in the nth Dis trict, but afterwardsdeclined. Mr. Fitz gerald was an Irishman by birth, began life as a poor boy, and had amassed a property valued at 61(H),(HIU. lie was still a young man. Habits oi intemper ance, unfortunately formed some years ago, undoubtedly led to the rash act which terminated his life. Uosti'.k ot'TiIKIMTH Wisconsin Rku iMi:.vr. —Colonel—Fritz Anneke. Licet. Colonel- Henry Orff. Major Geo. H. Walthcr. Adjutant —Herman Hesse.— Regimental Quartermaster —-1. A. Rock er, Cos. A.— ('apt., W. E. I’erslow ; Ist Lieut., H. J- Calkins: 2d Lieut., M. A. Leahy. Cos. R.—Capt ,|Jamesßuby ; Ist Lieut., Henry R. Fox ; 2d Lieut., 1). J. F. Murphy. Cos. C.—Capt., J. Cl. Wilmot; Ist Lieut., F. H. V. Obladen; 2d Lieut.,lohu Johann. Cos. D.—Capt... Noble W. Smith; Ist Lieut., K. M. Scribner; 2d Lieut., Wm. W. Pettit. Cos. E.—Capt., Cornelius Kuutz; Ist Lieut., Chas. F. Bauer; 2d Lieut., C. F. Lohmund. Cos. F.—Capt, Henry Henkle; Ist Lieut., James Lanegan; 2il Lieut., Rudolph Kirsehener. Cos. <l. Capt, Chas. A. Lang; Ist Lieut., Robt. Strobman ;2d Lieut,,o. B. Blumenstein. Cos. H. Capt., Jaidore de Saut Ange ; Ist Lieut., W. D. Barelay; 2d Lieut, L. Laplaute. Cos I.—Capt., F. A. B. Hacker; Ist Lieut., Edward J. Kelly; 2d Lieut., G. C. Nowmeister, Cos, K. Capt.. William Walthcr; Ist Lieut., Er hard Weber 2d Lieut, L. Pester. What is iu the Bedroom ? On tins subject the American Ai/rie u/turist has the following: “If two persons are to occupy the same room during the night, let them step upon weighing scales as they ret ire, and then again in the morning. Fre quently there will be a loss of two pounds or more, and the average loss through out the year will be more than one pound, That is, during the night there is a loss of a pound of matter which has gone oil from their bodies, partly from the lungs, and partly through the skin. The escaped material is carbonic acid, and decayed animal matter, or poisonous exhalations. This is diffused through the air in part, and iu part absorbed by the bed clothes, ll a single oum eof wool or cotton be burned iu the room, it will so completely saturate the air with smoke that one can hardly breathe, though there be one ounce of foreign mat ter in the air. 11 an ounce of cotton be burned iu the room every hall' an hour during tlic night, the air will be kept constantly saturated with smoke, unless there can be an open window or ticor for it to escape. Now (lie sixteeu ounces af smoke thus formed is far less poison ous than the sixteen ounces of exhala - tion from the lungs and bodies of the two persons who have lost a pound in weight during the eight, hours of sleep ing for while ibe dry is mainly taken into (he lungs, (he damp odors from tho bodv arc absorbed both into the lungs and into the pores of the whole body. Need more be said to show' the import .nice of having bed-rooms well venti lated. and thorough' airing the sheets, coverlids and uiatressos in the morning, before packing them in the form of a neatly made bed? Til K 1 M POUT AMT. OF ()\K Mll.lv By constructing a canal about three-fourths of a mile in length from Big Slone Lake to Lake Traver, steamboats from St. Paul could navigate both tin; Minnesota river and Bed river of the North, to Lake \\ innepev. a distance of sevci§ hundred miles. The country traversed by these rivers is .surpassingly fertile, and capable of sustaining a douse pop ulation, Luke V/innepeg is larger than Lake (hitario am 1 receives theSas-kalcb wan river from the west. The Sas hatch-a wan river is navigable to a point ( Mduundton House) near the rocky mountains, seven hundred miles \\ esi of Winuepeg and only one hundred and lift v mill's East of the celebrated gob! dig - t ings on Frazor river, in British (Adam Ida. The digging of that one mile of canal, would, therefore, enable a steamboat at New Orleans to pass into Lake Winne pegaiid from thence to Edmondton 1 louse b,OOO miles. A bill hasbeen introduced into the Senate, which makes provision for the building of the canal. Probably in the World there cannot be found a spot across which the dig ging of so short a canal would effect a result so prodigious. And w bat is almost, equally remarkable, the ground between the two lakes isso low and level that it is said the water flows in time of freshets from one to the other. Am'K.Mfs Ward ox thi; Indians.- The red man of the lores! was form ly a very respectable person, Justice to the noble aborygin warrants me in saving that origgornally ho was a majestic* euss. At the time Chris, arrove on these shores (1 allude to Chris. Columbus) the savajis was virtuous and happy. They were innocent of secession, ruin, drawpoker and siniullness gen rally. T'hey did not discuss the slavery question as a custom. They had no Congress, faro, banks, delimit) tremens or associated press. Their habits are consequently good Late suppers, dispepsv, gas com panies. thievs. ward politicians, and other Metroplitan refinements, wore unknown among them. No savage in good stan ding would take postage stamps-—you couldn’t have ho t a coon skin with a barrel of 'em. "Dk.moua lt/kd. ’’• --The New York Tvthmn ■ tolls a good story of a stout, athletic Zouave, who. ruuingaway from the battle at Fredericksburg, was check ed by a leiutenant with a drawn sword. Said the latter. -Stop, Sir 1 do back to your regiment, you infernal coward ; you are not wounded. “For heaven's sake, let me pass." implored the fugitive; -I know I am not wounded, but I’m fearfully demoralized.' - - Tolkuauuk.-— Robert Hall was un happy iu his courtship of Miss Steel. When he was perhaps smarting beneath the disappointment lie went out to tea. The lady of the house said with no very good taste “Von are dull, Mr. Hall : wo have no polished sfeel here to enter tain you. ’ “Oh! Madam, that’s not the slighiest consequences; you have plenty of poiisned brast." | ()no dollar per year 1 onus ... 1 , ' ( it paid in advance. Mutton Trade of Now York. 145 MII.KS OK SIIKKP. Few persons areaware of the extent to which sheep are sold in this city, In cluding those recieved at four public market places, and those sent directly to butchers, an average of over 10,000 live sheep per week were slaughtered ill this fit\ during the past year. Besides these, there are at least 1,000 dressed carcasses recieved weekly. Ifthe whole miinher weredriveu in at one time, three abresf, allowing lour feet of space for each sheep, the line would extend from New \ ork to Albany, a distance of over one hundred and forty-live miles. Binee the eouimeueemeut of the war, the demand for wool has so greatly in creased that farmers are adding largely to (heir flocks. They lind that, with the hie h prices ol wool aml l he good demand for lamh and mutton, t- heep raising is one ol’tln' most profitable branches of fann ing, and they are now holding back their stock. Prices vary somewhat with tho supply, but well fed sheep, which will weigh 100 lbs., alive, have been selling at §sa Shi per head lor a month past; they are now(4an. 15th) worth - The rise in wool has added largely to tho value of pelts, mixed lots of these selling at It! each, and selected pelts at v- each. I u former '.ears the thin ewes have been bought up by farmers for store, at 82| a ijsl per head. (H’ late this class has boon mostly kept in the country. Those sent to market have been bought up by butch ers at 'S’ 1 , a8 1 ea< h. Pontrastlng with this class are a limited numher oi extnv large fat sheep, usualy sent in about the holidays and sold at high juices. A lew have brought as high as 81.) a 8-0 each. 'l’hroe full blooded Leicster sheej>, Irom Panada, were recently sold to a. butcher of this city for 870. They dressed 171 lbs. The pelts would bring 8- : j ! each, wliich would leave the cost ol the mut ton a little over 12 cents per pound. In view of ihese figures it is safe to advise the raising of men niinj) and Jrtnr ilnys. ( v >r\KKii Woman’s Wonoku. INly friends 11 lore are (loco (hint's 1 wonder at: First. That children rdionld he so foolish as to throw stones, clubs and brickbats in to fruit trees to knock down fruit , if they would let it alone it would fall oil ifc sett. Second. That men should he so foolish; and eaven so wicked, :is to go to war and kill eaidi other; if let alone they would die themselves. Third, and the last thing I wonder at is, find vonng men should be so unwise as toeoafter the young Indies ; if they would only stay at home the youngladies would he after them. V IIkui:!. 'fitk k. The Nashville r,nn has a letter from M nifrees-horo. slating that tin 1 rebels have printed a fur ninlh of (he i'niuH, containing an annoucement that .Missouri, Indiana, Ill inois and Kentucky have seceded, with a long editorial bewailing their loss.— To such desperate expedients do the reb el leaders resort to encourage their fol lowers.—Jaiinid/. 11 vdn r K n.i.Kn \w. A. letter from a ( hamplain in Arkansas, says that a man buying furs was conversing with a woman at whose house he called, and ask ed her ‘Tt there were any Presbyterians, around there ?” She hesitated a little, and then said, “She guessed not; her husband hadn’t killed any since they had been there. Tilk Ft i.ti uk ok Flax. -KnglisU papers are agitating the subject of an increased attention to the culture of llax as an onset to the scarcity of cot ton. It is well known that machinery has been perfected for its manufacture both in this country and ilnrope, and a permanent prosperity will no doubt result. A Villainous Dopor. —The Bur lington Ilawht-yr states that (ion. Au gustus Ciesur Dodge made a speech at a Democratic caucus meeting in that city last Saturday mght, “in which he said that Davis was a much honester and hotter man than Abraham Lincoln—• that he (Dodge) esteemed him higher—■ amt much more of the same sort.” DKSTINV.—A (plaint old gentleman, in speaking of the different allotments of men by which some became usemi citizens and others worthless vagrants,, by way of illustration, lie remarked.. “So one slab of marble becomes a use-, fnl doorstep, while another becomes u lying tombstone. te>“ A good story is told of Hilly Wilson’s Zouaves, at Baton Kongo. It is said that the hoys, nor exactly liking their camping ground, made a rush for the State prison, knocked down the keeper, entered the building, turned the key on the inside of the wall gate, and cried, “Now we are at home!" NO. 22.