FOND DU LAC WEEKLY COMMONWEALTH.
Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
FOND DU LAC WEEKLY COMMONWEALTH
BY SMITH & ORVIS
Wednesday, January 21, 1857, 4:15
GILLETT & CONKLIN
Lawyers Fond du Lac.WI
J.M Gillett W.D.Conklin
Dr. J.R. Cole
----Dentist. Office in Wilburs Store
Back up stairs
Dentist & Manufacturer of Mineral Teeth. Office in Gravel Block
W.T. Galloway, M.D.
Phyisican Surgeon, will attend promptly to all calls in the line of his profession. Office
in Davis now Block, Main street,
Fond du Lac, Wis.
Teacher of Vocal and Instrument Music, in public and private classes. Lessons Given on
Organ, ?,?, Piano and all instruments and in Bands or Orchestras. ?,?. Orders may be left
a music store of Darling & Soule
C. T. RIPLEY:
Daguerrean Artist and whole sale dealer in Daguerreotype stock and material. Rooms over
Keys Store, two doors south of the Lewis House.
CARSWELL & DEC,
Dealer in Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Groceries ?
Main Street Fond du Lac.
JOHN SEWELL AND CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods, ?, Boots & Shoes, Metropolitan between
Wilbors and Post Office
WILBOR & DUDLEY
--?Tailors, Dealers in Ready Mad Clothes, Coats,--?--,Vestings, Yankee No --?
When summer decks thy path with flowers,
And pleasures smile is sweetest;
When not a cloud above the lowers
And sunshine leads thy happy hours
Thy happiest and the fleetest;
Oh! Watch thou then, lest pleasures smile,
Thy spirit of its hope beguile.
When gathering round the storms are nigh,
And grief thy days hath shaded;
When earthly joys bloom but to die,
And tear suffuse this weaking eye,
And hopes bright bow is faded;
Oh! Watch thou then, lest anxious care.
Invade thy heart and rankle there.
Through all lifes scenes- through weal and woe
Through days of mirth and sadness,
Whereer thy wandering footsteps go.
Oh! Think how transient here below
Thy sorrow and thy gladness;
And watch thou always, lest thou stray
From Him who points the heavenward way.
THE HUNDRETH PSALM.-The long disputed
question whether Purcell or Handel was the author of the grand music of the Old Hundreth,
has been set at rest by a discovery made lately in Lincoln Cathedral library. Purcell died
in 1605, and Handel in 1749. But in the Cathedral Library a French pealter, painted in
1546, contains the music of the Old Hundreth, exactly as it is now sung, so that it could
not be the production either of the great musicians to whom it had been attributed.
LEGAL RATES OF INTEREST IN WALL STREET.- A
correspondent of the New York Evening Post has the following:
Huntington is a great institution. He has revolutionized the
entire system of money lending in this pious locality. Refer to the evidence at his trial.
Harbeck swore that he received seven per cent and no more for his loans to Huntington.
Hasley (Harbecks clerk) swore that "a present" was added to each loan,
when paid up, amounting in the aggregate to some $30,000! The question was, then, what was
that present! Christmas week suggested it must have been a "turkey" and
"turkey" it was. Now, the current rate is seven per cent and "turkey."
The size and shape of the "turkey" is a matter left to the generosity of the
borrower, but its color must be yaller, and its wings spread.
THE BROKER HUNTINGTON IN STATE PRISON A
report on the New York Tribune has just visited Sing Sing Prison, and he thus speaks of
the useful manner in which the forger Huntington is now spending his life:
The warden at first designed to place him in the hat shop to
work; but Huntington being a cabinet maker by trade was placed in the cabinet shop. He
preferred it to the hat shop. On Monday he was busy nailing together bedstead slats, and
packing finished bedsteads for removal. He maintains his fortitude and works cheerfully.
The overseer of the shop in which he works, desiring to inure him gradually to hardship,
which is the practice with new arrivals for the sake of health, told him that he might
work with his coat on for a few days of this cold weather; but Huntington took off his
coat and worked as actively and cheerfully as though he had all along been working at the
bench, instead of engaged in feats of financial ground and lofty tumbling in Wall street.
It was Huntingtons luck at his first prison meal on Saturday, to march into the hall
next to, and be seated at the side of a large sized specimen of the African race. This was
new to him, and of course not very agreeable. This sudden transition from luxury to prison
fare, from spacious, richly furnished and beautiful apartments, to a narrow, gloomy,
meanly furnished cell, cold and dark, is a change which must produce most painful
sensations in his mind. He has expressed his desire to the keeper to be made acquainted
with the rules of the prison, so that he may strictly observe the, and he will make the
best of it.
A gentleman in Rock Co., in this state raised some of the
celebrated Chinese Sugar Cane last season and not until he heard so much said about it,
did he know the value of his strange production. The seeds he planted were in among some
melon seeds imported from France. He raised some forty lbs. of seed which is of a superior
quality. By accident, he has demonstrated that the plant will grow and mature in
At the late fire in Wayauwega, Mr. J. A. Mathews, formerly of
this city, was one of the principal sufferers, so far as regards loss. His building, which
was burned, was worth some six or seven hundred dollars. He also lost about one hundred
and fifty dollars worth of clothing. He had no insurance.
NEW POST OFFICE. There has been a new
Post office recently established at the "Junction" on the Rosendale Plank Road,
10 miles west of this City. Named "North Lamartine". Geo. C. Holdbridge, Post
The land sales of the Illinois Central Rail Road, in December
amounted to about $701,000.
The Pews in Henry Ward Beechers Church were rented for
the coming year for the ? little sum of $13,000. That is what may be properly styled,
making righteousness a paying business.
ACCIDENT AT GENESSEE FALLSA Boy over
the Precipice.-A serious accident took place at the Great Genessee Fall in this city,
yesterday afternoon. C couple of boys aged about fifteen years, went to the fall, where it
could be done with perfect safety. Falls Field, the Riverbank; in fact, the streets of the
city were so glazed over by travel, even upon level ground. At the East Side of the fall,
near the stone mill the slopping bank is often covered with frozen spray, and is very
It appeared that the boys went down the slope, towards the mill,
perhaps to see how far thy might venture; one of them named Geo. Shale, ventured too far,
slipped upon the crust, in an instant went over the great precipice, falling oer one
hundred feet, to the verge of the water, boiling up from the eddy under the great falls.
All who heard the alarm, concluded at once that the lad was dead, but was so far from
feing dead that his cries attracted the attention of skaters on the river, some forty rods
distance, and they went to his relief. He was found standing partly upright in the snow,
about six feet from the edge of the water. One of his legs was badly shattered, and some
of his ribs were broken.
The precise extent of his injuries could not be at once
ascertained. He fell feet foremost, and was terribly jarred.
Rochester Union, Jan. 6
Alarming Illness of Dr. Kane-- Dr. Kane
arrived at Havana on the 25th ult., in a very critical state of health. He had
a stroke of paralysis during the passage from England, and his physicians thought it very
doubtful at the last account if he left Havana alive.
A family in Louisville were alarmed a short time since by the
explosion of the wood in their stove. It seems the wood was not bought, and may be had a
little powder mixed with it. The house was set on fire, and the mother and two children
A hole was cut through the back door of the Store of F.
Bengelsdorff in Sheboygan, on the 9th inst through which the hand of the thief
was thrust, the bar fastening removed, and seventy-five dollars worth of goods were
Cold at New York Jan. 17th, An ice
bridge was formed in the East River, this afternoon, and numbers crossed between New York
and Brooklyn on foot.
Fond Du Lac High School. The first term will
commence Nov. 10th,1856. La Marshalls Block, on 2.I Street. The school is
under the charge of Mr. and Mrs. N. K. Shepard. Who have taught in connection at the east
for twenty years, and have come west to establish themselves as educator. Accomplished
teachers will be added as the number of pupils shall indicate.
The year will be divided into four terms of eleven weeks each.
TUITION PER TERM. For Elementary Branches
$3.00. For all others including the Languages $4.00. For drawing and painting in water
colors $5.00. For Grecian Painting $5.00.
Mr Deneveu a native Frenchman, will instruct the class. In French
at an extra charge per term of $5.00. The German class will be under the tuition of a
native German at an extra charge per term of $5.00.
Arrangements are being made for a superior gentleman teacher of
Piano Forte Music.
Tuition payable quarterly in advance. Many of the citizens of the
city having called the attention of the inhabitants to this school, through the public
prints, the Principal would only say, that those who may choose to place their sons or
daughters under his care, may feel the utmost assurance that no pains will be spared to
qualify them for any or all the active duties of life.
It is my intention that this enterprize, though a private one,
shall lead to the establishment of a Central High School for all the city. N. K.