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Farm-Mortgage excitement in Wisconsin--a lawyer in "Popular" Limbo.

--The excitement under which the Farm Mortgagers are laboring broke out into an open demonstration at Prairie du Chien, last Wednesday. A lawyer named Small, from Milwaukee, was hanging around that place some days, preparing abstracts and minutes at the county office, to commence the foreclosure of some thirty of the farm mortgages. His object being discovered, a large body of men took peaceable possession of him, and shut him up, burnt his papers, and kept him close till the next train started, when he was put on board and "ticketed through" to Milwaukee. In the course of his visit, and without stating the nature of the mortgages he desired to foreclose, he called on the editor of the Prairie du Chien Courier and made arrangements for the publication of the foreclosure notices. This leaked out, and a body of mortgagers waited on Mr. Merrill and told him that the publication would not be permitted. On being informed of the advertisements, he of course fully gave his pledge not to publish them.

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