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Yearly Advertisers are allowed the privilege of chang- Speeial Notices, leaded and kept Inside, fifty per cent, ailvance on usual rates. IJroftsstonal justness Carbs. ' G~W BURR ALL. M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Dodgeville, lowa County, Wisconsin. [nl-yl.] J. H CLARY. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Mineral Point, Wis. Of fice in Thomas’ Stone Block. [til-yl] WHITNEY SMITH, TvANNKU AND CURRIER, Mineral Point, Wis. ’ Leather of all kinds, also Hair for Plastering, al ways on hand, cheap for cash. Job Work done at short notice and on moderate terms. [n2o-tfj S W. REESE. A TTOBNEY AT LAW. Land and Collecting Agent, Dodgeville, lowa County, Wis. Particular at tention given to collecting and agencies.and payment of taxes in lowa County. Olfice in the Post Office Build ing. L. M STRONG, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Notary Public, Land and Collecting Agent, Dodgeville, Wis. Particular attention given to the settlement of estates in the County Court. Office in Court House. [Up Stairs.] u2B-yl SOLDIERS CLAIM AGENCY. DODGEVILLE, WIS. Clolleots back pay for discharged Soldiers, Bounty j Money and hack pay for heirs of deceased Soldiers. Pension certificates procured, Bounty claims settled at prices establised hy Law. ~-24-ly SAMUEL W. REESE, Att’y SCHALL’S HOUSE. NO. 207 <fe 2U9 Randolph Street, Chicago Illinois. This house is centrally located, in tin* business part of the city, near the Post Office, the Court House, and ail tic* principle Kail Iload Depots. The accom modations are good, and cheaper than most of the Hotels in this vicinity. [n4l-tf] J(jj ESTiJRN |OTBL. DODGEVILLE, - - WIS. . the undersigned would respectfully ask a share of the public patronage. His table 111 l wIL will always he furnished in good taste and l||l SB lUs rooms are large and airy, and in every department the intention will lie to consult the comfort and wishes of his patrons. Good stables and attentive ostlers always in readiness. It lanU-rs by the day or week furnished with all nec essary conveniences and at reasonable rates. Stages leave this house daily, north and smith ui-ly JOHN R. ROBERTS. WISCONSIN HOUSE. JOSEPH HOCKING, Proprietor, THIS Hotel is a large stone building, well Aw. furnished to accommodate the travelling TVr.ra public. Tlie table will be supplied with IMljball thedepcacies the market affords, served ItiJLgTa up in good st\le. Hoarders by thf. day on v tEK, furnished with all necessary conren veniesees at reasonable rates. The Proprietor returns thanks to the public for the jartronage heretofore extend ed to him, and respectfully requests a continuance of the same. Good stabling attached, ami an attentive hostler always on hand. n2B-ly.* MASONIC REGULAR MEETINGS of Dodgeville Lodge, No 119 of A. F. .t A M, on the first and third Fri day evenings of each month, at their Hall on lowa treet. Transient brethren visiting Dodgeville, are ordiallv invited to attend. Henry Dunstan, Sec’y. To widow’s tears to orphans’ cry. All want* our ready hands supply, So far as power is given ; The naked clothe, the prisoner free, — Such are the deeds sweet masonry Revealed to us from heaven. I. O OP G. T VMICTTTA LODGE. No. It’d. Independent Order of Good Templars, meets every Monday evening in B. F. Thomas' Hull, at 7% o'clock. Members of this order visiting this Village are cordially Invited to meet withu*. THOMAS LEWI?, W. C. T. James Bates, W. R. S. L. M. STRONG. Commercial Choker, (LICENSED BY THE U. S. GOVERNMENT.) Sells Real Estate. Pays Taxes in all Parts of the State. Tak.* charge of Lease, and Collects Rents for im proved and unimproved Property. suys & Sells Bonds, Mortgages, Notes, &c., &c. ALSO Soldiers’ Claim Agent. Collects hack pay for Discharged Soldiers, fsjf Back pay for Heirs of deceased Sol diers, Pension Certificates procured, at prices established by Law. Office in the Court Uoote, Dodgeville, lowa County Wlbod*lb. Ijotlrj ani Slisallanj- THE SONG OF A SPARTAN MOTHER. Away with all sighing ! away with all tears! My boy shall behold, not my grief, but my pride! Can I taint his young manhood wuh womanish fears, When the flag of his country is scorned and defied? I will arm him, and bless him, and send him away, Tho’ my heart breaks with grief when he goes from my sight: I will bid him not falter or blanch in the fray, But fight to the death for the Tecta and the Right. I must teach my brave lad what it is to be true To the Red and the White andThe Stars in the Blue. ’Tis to love the mild rule of the land of his birth, To succor the weak in the thrall of the strong, To honor all manhood to cherish all worth, To fnrther the right, and to baffle the wrong, As the nations throng onward towards Liberty’s light, From the gloom of misrule—’tis to march in the van, With God as the lender and Justice and Right Perfecting His purpose—enobling the man ’Tis a sign and a symbol; it is well to be true To a cause which is leagued with the Red, White and Blue. a Text and a Faith, on the land and the sea, A Gospel in Peace—lnspiration in War ; A nation’s Evangel—a Creed to the Free; The scripture of Liberty, Order and Law. Shall apostates revile what our sires adored, And the steel of hot vengeance die reddened in rust? Shall apostles of bondage, of handcnffs and sword. Trail the pride of the faithful, dishonored in the dust 1 No. never, while mothers teach sons to be true To the banner of banners, the Red, White and Blue. He’s my all ! he’s my treasure ! but take him dear land, And add him a jewel to Liberty’s crown— One hero the more for your patriot band— The widow’s last mite to the nation’s renown. For I’ll arm him, and bless him, and bid him go forth To take his proud stand in front of the wars, And add his own blade to the swords of the North. Unsheathed for the triumph of Truth and the Laws, For his brave heart has learned that it means to be true To the Stripes and the Stars in the Union of Blue. How to Endure Matrimony. Timothy Titcomb, writes as follows on what is called with exquisit irony, the divine institution : “I suppose there is a modicum of romance in most na tures, and that if it gathers about any event, it is that of marriage. Most people marry their ideals. There is more or less fictitious and fallacious glory resting upon the head of every bride, which the inchoate husband believes in.— Most men and women manufacture perfection in their mates by a happy process of their imaginations, and then marry them. This, of course, wears away. By the time the hus band has seen his wife cat heartily of pork and beans, and with hair frizzled, and her oldest dress on, full of the enter prise of overhauling things, he sees that she belongs to the same race as himself. And she, when her husband gets up cross in the morning, and undertakes to shave hiraselfwith cold water and dull razor, while his suspenders dangles at his heels begins to see that a man is a very prossic animal. In other words, there is such a thing as honey-moon, of longer Or shorter duration ; and while the moonshine lasts the radiance of the seventh heaven cannot compare with it. It is a very delicious little delirum—a febrile mental dis cse, which, like measels, never returns. When the honey moon passes away setting behind dull mountains, or, dipping silently into the stormy sea of life, the trying hour of marriage-life has come. Between the parties there are no more illusions. The feverish desire of possession has gone—vanished into gratification—and all excitement has receeded Then begins, or should begin, the business of adaptation. If they find they do not love one another as they thought they did, they should double their assiduous attention to one another, and bo jealous of everything which tends in the slightest degree to separate them. Life is too precious to be thrown away in secret re grets or open differences. And let me say to every one to whom the romance of life hns fled, and who are discontent ed in the slightest degree with their condition and relation, begin the work of reconciliation betore you are a day older. llenew the attentions of earlier days.’ Draw your hearts close together. Talk the thing over. Acknowledge your faults to cne another, and determine that henceforth you will be all in all to each other; and my word for it, you shall find ; n your relation the sweetest joy earth has for you. There is no other way for you to do. If you are hapwy at home you must be happy abroad ; the man or wo man who has settled down upon the conviction that he or she is attached for life to an uncongenial yoke-fellow, and that there is no effort too costly to make which can restore to its setting upon the bosom the missing pearl.” Methodism in Ireland. At one of the public evening meetings, which was held for the purpose of giving the Met lodists in Sheffield and the neighbor hood an opportunity of hearing addresses from the representa tives of the Irish and the affiliated Conferences, the Rev. John Oliver from Ireland, said that in that country they had 22,000 members of society, 131) ministers engaged in full circuit work, about 20 supernumeraries, 300 chapels, 1,500 other preaching places, 63 circuits, and 19 mission stations The amount of the success which had attended the labors of their missionary breth ren in Ireland had never fully appeared in the missionary reports, because they were continually changing mission stations into cir cuits, and including the members in their circuit returns, whilst the missionaries were set free to break up new ground. There was a large proportion of the population of Ireland inaccessible to Protestant missionary effort of any kind, but he could affirm that the Methodist missionaries had access to as large a portion of the populat on as those of any other Protestant denomination. Irish Methodism had suffered greatly from emigration, the inces sant tide of which had borne away, from year to year hundreds and thousands of their most zealous members, leaders, and local preachers. Rev. Robert Wallace said that the first Methodist missionaries in Ireland were called “the black cavalry,” and used to make their horses their pulpits in the markets and fairs, and gather a congregation around them, to whom they declared the Gospel of Salvation. The l,boo preaching places were spread over every part of the country, 280 of them being in the province of Lein : ster, 157 in the province of Munster, and 247 of them in Con -1 naught, from which it was tlear that they had not confined their ' labors to the Protestant population of Ulster, There was not a A REPUBLICAN AND FAMILY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE, DODGEVILLE, WISCONSIN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1863. mountain nor a bog in Irela and on which the missionaries hud not stood and proclaimed salvation by Jesus Christ. It is contended by the Irish representatives that the indirect influence of Methodism has been apparent not only upon the Es tablished Church, but, as they insisted, upon the Church of Rome itself. In Ireland, the Roman Catholic priesthood is now known to be, or believed to be, an example of moral living to their peo ple. A drunken priest would not now be tolerated in Ireland. The people say, that if the priests were to get intoxicated at the wake, at the funeral, or at the marriage, it is ten to one but the Methodists would get some of his congregation ; and thus indi rectly a moral influence is brought to bear upon the Romish Church and upon its priesthood, which is not to be lost sight of when we attempt to estimate the amount of good wrought by Methodism in that country. AUSTRALIA. The Rev. ’William Butters, of Australia, said their work in Australia was principally among their own countrymen, for al though some of the aborigines had been made partakers of the grace of the Gospel, still the visible fruit reaped among them was not great, and they would soon cease to be a separate race. There were now more than 40,000 persons meeting in class in connec tion with the Australian Conference. God had given them a po sition and power in Australia which no other Church possessed. In South Australia they had chapel accommodation for more than one eighth of the entire population—(hear, hear) —and the number of their communicants was twice as large as that of any other church. Interesting addresses were also made by the Eiilish-American, Canadian, and French delegates. Primitive Methodists. Penzance. —The annual camp meeting took place on Sunday, and a large number mustered at nine a. m. in the Green Market where an excellent sermon was delivered by the Rev. G. Mitchell. From the Green Market the company processioned to the Fair Field (its use being kindly granted by the Mayor.) singing as they went, and halting occasionally for exhortation and prayer. At the Fair Held the Rev. R. Bennetts, a native of this town, and who is now stationed to t e Bristol Circuit, delivered a forci ble and effective discourse on Man’s Mortality and Immortality. Ere the service was over, tho rain came dowgirjn torrents, and they repaired to the chapel, where an was deliv- by the Rev. W. Hunt, on ‘‘One thing thou lackest.” Mr. Penhaligon followed in a touching and affecting exhortation. In the afternoon the sky brightened, and the hopes of our Primitive brethren brightened with it, and increased their ardor in preach ing the glorious Gospel of the blessed God ; after expressing their gratitude togfcrod for affording them suitable weather, and invoking His special aid in conducting the service, Mr. C. Kesscl discoursed pleasantly upon “The Good Old Way,” and inv tod his hearers to avail themselves of the privilege and happiness in walking in it. Mr, Pascoe followed, and proclaimed the thrilling and glorious truth that “He (Christ) was able to save to the ut termost all who come unto God b} r Him.” Prayer followed, the large congregation dividing itself into two companies, when ear nest and importunate prayer was made in behalf of perishing souls. On returning to the stand, Mr. C. E. Broughton, an evan gelist now laboring with the United Methodist Church at Mara zion, delivered an earnest and powerful address, which, with the voluntary singing by the people of two or three popular In runs, closed the out-door services. This camp meeting was the best attended of any held in this town, and was well support! and by members of all our religious denominations. At an earl}’ hour in the evening, Mount-street Chapel was filled with an unusually large congregation. Mr. J. Whitford delivered a short but sol emn address on Death, and the necessity of being prepared for it; after which the usual camp-meeting love-feast was held, when about two-thirds of the congregation remained. A prayer meet ing followed. At this service tho power of God was felt in a most remarkable manner. Two precious souls professed to have found peace with God, and a large number left the chapel weeping bit terly on Recount of their sins.— Wesleyan Times. A successful School. There is a school in Oconomowoc, Wis., which numbers less than one hundred scholars, yet the converts annually brought from its ranks into the Church are more than ten per cent, of its average attendance. In the eleven years of its existence it has furnished fifteen evangelical ministers, and five of these became foreign missionaries. The following are the rules of this school: 1. It is expected of every teacher in this school to attend the weekly teachers’ meeting. 2. To attend the monthlyconccrt of praj’er. 3. To visit, and if possible to converse and pray with each of his or her scholars once a month. 4-. To look carefully to the preservation and returning of the books of the library. 5. To spend at least half an hour every day in preparation of his or her duties, and in prayer for blessings on the school. 6. To do all in their power to secure the immediate conversion of their scholars. This school was strictly a missionary school. It was not con nected with any of the churches of the tow n, but the teachers were drawn from all of them. — Sunday School Times. How to Get a Good Style. Apple’s of goldarebest set in pictures of silver. Greatthoughts and natural thoughts should be greatly and naturaly said: they are, indeed, neither, if not. Lord Jeffry said to a young friend of great genius, but addicted to long and odd words, and to make ing a word now and then, “My friend, when you have a common thing to sa}% say it in a common way ; and when you have an uncommon thing, it will find its own way of saying'itself.” Let no man dispise style. If thought is the gold, style is the stamp which makes it current, and says under what king it was issued. There is much in what Button says, “Style is the man himself.” Try to put Horace or Tacitus, Milton, Adduon, or Goldsmith into other words, and you nur, and likely kill, the thought: they cease to be themselves. But how am Ito get a good style ? Not by imitating or mim icking any one ; not by trying to think or write like any one ; but to think and write with him. It is with style as with manners and good breeding. Keep good company and do your best, and you will write, and speak, and act like a gentleman; because you think, and feel, and live with gentlemen. If you would write like the ancient masters, read them, and relish them ; be their son, not their ape. A Girl Missionary. • The Bishop of Mauritius having visited a lonely little island, inquired of the first man he met after landing, “Is there any one here who knows the way to heaven V" Pointing to a house upon a hill, the man replied, “There you will find a girl who knows the way to heaven well!” The bishop went to the house and found the girl to be one of his own Sunday-school scholars at the Mau ritius, named Pelagie. She had come here to live with her broth er. she sa! 1. She had been teaching the people all she knew her self about Jesus, and had read much to them frbm the Holy Bible. That was why the islander called her “The little girl who knew the way to heaven !’’ Pelagie was only eleven years old, but she was more zealous for Christ than many grown up Christians. Wisconsin. —This splendid young state is reported to contain 1,397 Sunday-schools. Of these 653 are Methodist; 153 Congre gational; 194 Baptist; 120 Presbyterian; 45 Episcopal; 4U Prim itive Methodist; 161 Union schools; 83 miscellaneous. The First National Thanksgiving Proclamation. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE U. STATES OF AMERICA —A PROCLAMATION. When we review the calamities which afflict so many other nations, the pres ent condition of the United States affrods much matter of consolation and satisfac tion. Our exemption hitherto from foreign war on increasing prospect of the continuance of that exemption , the great degree of internal tranquility we have enjoyed, the recent confirmation of that tranquility by the suppression of an insurrrection which so wantonly threatened if, the happy course of our public affairs in general, the unexampl ed prosperity o’ all classes of our citi zens, are circumstances which peculiar ly mark our situation with indications of the Divine beneficience towards us. In such a state of things, it is, in an especial manner, our duty as a people, with devoute reverence and affectionate gratitude, to acknowledge our many and great obligations to Almighty God and to implore him to continue and confirm, the blessings we experience. Deeply penetrated with this senti ment, I, George Washington, Presi dent ofthe United States, do rocoramend to all religious socities and denomina tions, and to all parties whomsoever within the United States, to set apart and observe Thursday, the nineteenth day of Febjuary next, as a daj of pub lic Thanksgiving and Prayer; and on that day to meet together and render their sincere and hearty thanks to the Great Euler of Nations for the mani fold and signal mercies which dis tingished onr lot as a Nation. Particu larly for the possession of constitutions of government which unite, and by their union, establish liberty with order; for the preseavation of our peace, foreign and domestic; for the seasonable con trol which has been given to a spirit of disorder in the suppression of the late insurrection : and generally for the pros perous course of our affairs, public and private ; and, at the same time, hum bly and fervently beseech tho Kind Author of these blessings graciously to prolong them to us—to imprint on our hearts a deep and solemn sense of our obligations to Him for them; to teach us rightly to estimate their immense value; to preserve us from the arro- - granci of prosperity, and from hazard ing ihe advantages we enp yby delusive pursuits ; to dispose us to merit the con tinuance of his favors by not abusing them, by our gratitude for them, and hy a correspondent action as citizens and as men —to render this country more and more a safe and propitious asylum for the unfortunate of other countries; to extend among us true and useful knowledge ; to diffues and estab lish habits of sobriety , order, morality , and piety ; and, fiually, to impart all | the blessings we possess, or ask for our- ] selves , to the whole family of mankind. I ®ln testimony whereof, I i i have caused the seal of the ' U. States of America to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand. Done at the city of Philadelphia the first day of January, one thousand sev en hundred and ninety-five, and ofthe independence of the U. S. of America the nineteenth. Geo. Washington. By the President, Edm. Dandolph. working Girls Happy girls—who cannot love them? With cheeks like the rose, bright eyes and elastic steps; how cheerfully they go to work Our word for it, such girls will make excellent wives. Blessed in deed will men be who secure such prizes. Contrast those who do nothing but sigh all day, and live to follow the fashions ; who never earn the bread they cat, or shoes they wear ; are languid and lazy from one week's end to another. — Who but a simpleton and a popinjay would prefer one of the latter, if he were looking for a companion? Give us the working girls. They are worth their weight in gold. You never see them mincing along or jumping a dozen feet to steer clear of a spider or fly. They have no affectation, no silly airs about them. When they meet you, they speak without putting on half a dozen a rs, trying to show off to better advantage, and you feel as if you were talking to a human being, and not to a painted or fallen angel. It girls knew how sadly they miss it while they endeavor to show off their delicate hands and unsoiled skin, and put on a thousand airs, they would give worlds for the situtation of the working ladies, who are above them in intelli gence, in honor, in everything, as the heavens are above the earth. Be wise, then. You have made fools of yourselves though. Turn over anew leaf, and begin to live and act as human beings, as companions to immortal man In no other way can you be happy and subserve the purpose of your exiiteace. Terms • I one dollar per year ‘ ( if paid in advance. Resources of our Country. Many timid and thoughtless people are continually indulging in apprehen sions, in case of a rupture of our ami cable relations with the Western powers of Europe—whether it shall amount to war or simply commercial non-inter course—that by the decline of our for eign trade we shall be left in an extreme ly destitute and impoverished condition —naked, hungry, thirsty and penniless. But this is a bug-bear of the most un real and ghostly pretensions, which should never be allowed to frighten us from a line of policy consistent with the strictest self-respect and prompt vindi cation of the national honor. Never was there a greater or more injurious de lusion cherished among the American people, than that they are dependent upon other nations for their growth and prosperity ; and we shall never be a tru ly independent people, rising to the full measure of our rank and destiny, until we get rid of this absurd notion. We have all the elements of wealth and greatness within ourselves, which no foreign complications can deprive ua of; and should our commerce be swept from the seas to-morrow, though tempo rarily incommoded, we should soon bo found self-sustaining and readily adap ting our energies to the new conditions of things. Never did the sun shine up on a country possessing such vast and varied resources as ours, embracing tho products of every art and climate, and the unbounded treasures of the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdom. Na ture evidently designed it for the habi tation and development of a great and in dependent people, and the doubtful fo cus of the civilization of the Anglo- Saxon race. All the conditions of this noble estate are ready furnished to our hands, and we have only to put end to our petty civil dissensions and assume the commanding position which is our privilege and duty. The present war has worked out one of the most doubtful and difficult prob lems in this connection as regards the self-sustaining power of the North,— During its progress, our foreign com merce has been almost as much restrict ed as in a maritime conflict, and we have been cut off from the basis of an im portant branch of manufacture and a large internal trade. But we have stood the shock bravely, and begin to find our compensation within our own borders. A war with Europe to be sure, would restrict the market for our surplus ag ricultural products for a while. But our rapidly increasing population would soon furnish a home market for these; and instead of sending them abroad to feed the foreign aitizan whose fabrics we now import, we should be the gainer by employing him and feeding him upon our soil. Who says the great American Re public is dependent upon European patronage? Let him live and learu.- Investigator. A City in the Rocky Mountains. The resident population of Virginia, Nevada territory, on the Ist of July was estimated at 15,000, the average number of transient visitors being as many more. Main street, which is the Broadway and Wall of the city, is some three-quarters of a mile in length, and is covered with every grade and discrip iton of people, a large proportion being elegantly dressed males and females. The buildings on main street are mostly brick, the first story iron, open in the front. This gives a light and cheerful appearance to the street, es pecially in the night time, when bril liantly lighted with gas. Man of the buildings in the city are provided with vaults and salamanders: the four and five story brick and iron front fire proofs now going up all have one or both of these indispensable features. Some cf the streets are so blocked up with lum ber, biick and mortar, tha; teams are at tmos unable to get along ; common la borers get from 84 to 85 per day, with out board. The city support four daily news papers, a theatre, opera house, several churches, any number of negro minstrels and melodeons, to say nothing of the institutions already enumerated above. At Wells & Fargo’s large banking house and express office it is not un common to see tons of “silver bricks" wheeled in and out in the course of an hour. These “bricks," in shape, resem ble the ordinary fire brick, but are much larger, and from nine hundred and eighty-five to nine hundred and ninety per cent, fineness, which is ten to fif teen per cent- pure silver—averaging some 81,800 each The sight drafts sold frequently am ount to a 8100,000 a day. >o paper cur rency circulates in any of the mining towns west of the Rocky Mountains, i'.o much for a city less than six years old. NO. 9.