FOND DU LAC WEEKLY COMMONWEALTH.
Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
FOND DU LAC WEEKLY COMMONWEALTH
BY SMITH & ORVIS
Wednesday, January 14, 1857, Vol.
4 No. 14
At the late
Southern Commercial Convention, a speech was made by Mr. Albert Pike, of Arkansas, of
which the following is an extract:
"The framers of the Constitution did not mean to give any
color to the idea that a slave was a mere chattel, they meant to recognize him as having a
soul, and to encourage the master to raise him in the scale of civilization, until in
God's good time, he should be fit to be free. He believed that every slaveholder must
desire that, in God's good providence, the time would come when every man on earth would
be free if he was fit to be free." (Much applause.)
A "true regard for the interests of the south"
unquestionably demands that Mr. Pike should be banished to some Siberia north of Masons
and Dixon's line. He is more dangerous than farmer Underwood, the Mobile book seller, or
the North Carolina Professor who has been recently expelled from slavedom, for he is a man
of great popularity. Of course his expulsion would be a difficult matter, but only proves
it a necessity. Some hot-heads , it is true immediately rebuked the sentiment above
quoted; but Mr. Pike defended and repeated its expression, exclaiming. "If that be
treason, make the most of it." And was again greeted with great applause. Dangerous
man is Mr. Pike. Turn him out. - Buffalo Republic.
IMPORTANT TO THE OWNERS OF STEAM BOATS.--To
The Owners of Steam Boats: The attention of the owners of Steam Passenger Vessels is
called to the following resolution, adopted by the Board of Supervising Inspectors at
their annual meeting held at Boston, Oct. 9th, 1856:
Resolved, That Local Inspectors, before they give certificates of
Inspection, shall require, in all cases where boilers are carried in the hold of steamers,
the fire rooms shall be thoroughly lined with sheet iron or other metal, and, whenever
practicable, in such a manner as to leave a stratum of air to circulate between the
woodwork and lining. They shall also require all woodwork in all degrees exposed to
ignition from the heat of the boilers smoke pipes or chimneys or any other heated surface,
to be well protected by sheet iron or other metal, in such a manner as will satisfy them
that there will be no danger from such source. They shall also require in all cases that
means be provided to convey steam from boilers into the hold for the purpose of
extinguishing fires when practicable.
Senator Bell's losses by the
"insurrection" panic were grater than have been reported. No less than sixteen
of his slaves were killed by the excited populace-some with, and some without forms of
THE NIAGARA SUSPENSION
BRIDGE.--A severe test of the strength of the suspension bridge at Niagara Falls
was afforded by the gale on the evening of the 18th when toll-gathers deserted their posts
at either end, and crowds assembled to witness its fall; but it stood like a rock.
There is a report in town that the Lake
Shore R.R. Company have joined with the Air Line Co. and will prosecute the construction
of a straight R. R. from Milwaukee here, at once. It is as plain as daylight, the Lake
Shore Railroad must do this, or suffer the Valley road to drain this region of country,
the moment the link is completed between Janesville and the Junction. All Hail! Fond du
Lac! We shall soon hear the snort of the Iron Horse from five different points.
For the information of such of our
Subscribers who were formerly from Lewis Co. N. Y. we state that the Lowville (N. Y.) Journal
brings the notice of the death of Isaac W. Bosiwick, Esq., long known as one of the
prominent men of Northern New York. He was a member of the Board of the Lowville Academy
more than forty-five years, and was president of the Bank of Lowville for a number of
years. He was 81 years of age.
Several members of a family in Janesville
were shockingly burned by the explosion of a Fluid Lamp a few evenings since. The cause of
the accident was that the lamp was filled to full, and was not screwed down tight enough
to prevent the flame upon the outside communicating with the inside.
Persons who use Fluid lamps should have care enough to fill them
by daylight, trim them and wipe them dry before setting away. Another dangerous practice,
is in buying lamps because they are cheaper, made of thin glass. A Fluid Lamp should be
made of glass strong enough, if glass is used at all, to fall from a table of the ordinary
height without breaking.
A few additional shillings to the price of a lamp at the time of
purchase, may perhaps save life and suffering and Doctor's Bills.
At a gathering of the parish, at Rosendale
parsonage Fond du Lac Co. Wis. Jan 7th by Rev.I. N. CENDALL Mr JAMES K. SCRIBNER of
Rosendale to Miss LAURA M. daughter of HIRAM WHEELER Esq. of Eldorado.
In Fond du Lac Jan. 6th by Rev. J. C. Hobbins,
Mr. FRANCIS F. PARSONS to Miss AMELIA J. SHEPARD.
A REAL BLACK REPUBLICAN.--The
Boston Chronicle states that a colored man named Butler belonging to New Bedford came from
California by the last steamer, on purpose to vote in the pending election. Ascertaining
that he could not vote in California he has come 4,000 miles at a great sacrifice of time
and money, to cast his vote for Fremont and Freedom.
| From the subscriber, the
latter part of July two yearlings, one a RED STEER right ear cropped with a slit in the
same, the other a dark brown HEIFER, ear marked the same. The owner believes their is no
white hairs upon either except on the belly.
Any person giving information where the above may be found will
be suitably rewarded and all expenses paid.
Mr. Tombs & Paddock have erected, and
nearly finished off a new and substantial Grist Mill in the village of Ripon.
The common Council of Milwaukee at its last session
voted to pay $200.00 for 1000 copies of the Report of the Board of Trade.
The Preparatory Department to the Appleton College
was destroyed by fire a few days since. Loss $8,000.
Charles Sumner, will in all probability be re-elected
to the U. S. Senate, by the Massachusetts Senate to-day. The House chose him by nearly all
the votes it had to give. We consider his election sure.