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and Groceries; Store on Broad and Levee
Prescott, May 15.1861. n2tf
Dealer in Pur Goods, Groceries, o?l®ths,
etc. All articles of Clothing made to or
River Falls, May 4,1861. nltf
Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Ready
Made Clothing, Boots, Shoes, etc.
River Fails, May 4, 1861. nltf
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Boots and Shoes, Clothing, Groceries, etc.
Store corner of Main and Alaplo Streets,
h. Falls, May 4,1861. nltf
Dealer in all kinds of Stoves, Agricultural
Implements, Tin and Hardware. Custom
Work done to order.
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J. MgD. Smith, ... - - Proprietor,
Levee street, Prescott, Wisconlin.
Largest and Best Hotel in the City, and
convenient for all travelers going to or com
ing from the Boats.
Prescott, May 12,1861. n2tf
C. P. Barnard Proprietor. Supper, Bed and
Breakfast for 50 cents. Single Meals 20
cents. Board $2,50 per week, to be paid
Prescott* May Ist, 1861. nltf
Parker Flint, Proprietor, Main Street, River
Falls, Wis. Good Stables attached to the
River Falls, May 4,1861. nltf
Prescott, Wisconsin, will buy and sell lands
on bom mission, pay taxes, and attend to
interests of non-residents generally, buv
and sell Lund W arrants, negotiate Loans,
etc., etc.
Also Commissioner of Deeds for all the
Aarthern States,
Prescott, May 6, J 861. ril tf
C. B. COX,
Dealer in Flour, Grain, etc. Cutlon Work
done to order. The best brands of Flour
sent to all Darts of thecountrv.
Aiyer tails, Mav 4, 1861. „ ltf
Sfltttcb |lodrir.
Battle Song
[Dedicated to the Seventy- First Regiment New
York S‘ate Militia, by ('apt. Sam. Whiting,
and re-dedieated to Capt. Sam's cronies among
the W*nona boys of the First Minnesota
Regiment, the Editor of the Press. J
Northmen 1 Arm ye for the battle !
Rebel hosts assail our flag ;
Let the death shots round them rattle—
Down with the Palmetto rag.
When the Southrons boast they’re greater
Than the Northmen in their might,
Point to Davis, that arch traitor :
TeU them of the Bumter fight.
Tell how these eight thousand freemen
Compass’d Anderson about,
While Ids band of eighty yeomen
Nearly put them to the rout.
When they boast of Southern feeling,
Point to Davis, Twiggs, and Bragg;
Tell of Floyd, and all his stealing—
Name the traitors to our flag.
Oh! iny country I Southern treason
Almost diinm’d thy radient star ;
But the world approves th# reason
Which has roused the North to war.
Lo! armed bands are flocking hither,
To dispel Columbia's fears ;
Treason! slavery 1 both must wither,
When our starry flag appears.
Glorious flag! in triumph waving
O’er the land we love so well,
Look upon the warriors braving,
For thy sake, the shot and shell.
Seventy-first, inarch on to glory,
Fair Columbia needs you now ;
G» to win a name in story,
Gain a laurel for eacli brow.
Annapolis, Md , May 7, 1861.
lUisctilmieous Ifiatttrs.
What times are these] You meet a
friend just returned from an Eastern city,
and during the few minutes usually oc
cupied by greetings, how your heart
burns within you as he describes the
grand revival of the country.
“No where,” said a gentleman, yester
day, “have I seen a city s» moved as
Philadelphia. All business is suspend
ed. Independence Square, Washington,
Franklin Squares—the resorts for recrea
tion—are locked against tho public and
occupied with soldiers. You hoar con
-1 stautly from the inclosures the words of
command, and tho grinding of arms up
on the gravel-ways. Tho people follow
the regiments to and from sinuous or
read newspapers—all thoughts and per
suits merged in the great topic.”
“And yot what city has been more
interested iu Southern trade f”
“More than that. What Northern
city is so closely bound by family ties with
the South? As with me, so with my
natives of Philadelphia, most of my r# 1
lativeß arc in tho South and, traitors! —
Oh! it is a great sacrifice, which Phila
delphia makes, but it is cheerfully made.
Such a heroic spirit—it is sublime! The
feeling is universal —“all may go to save
the best government which over existed.”
I went to the Opera House to witness
the drill of a Home guard, of which a
single company of sixty persons is worth
six millions of dollars. It was a deeply
interesting sight —white headed men,
tho most eminent of the city, going
through tho manual! Philadelphia is
usually “slow,” but you would not think
it now.”
“How about tbo Quakers!”
“Oh! they have no difficulty. They
spend their money like water “/or po
lice purposes,” and are most active with
! hospital arrangements. Tuey tell good
stories of the excellent fare of any lucky
dog, who may'have a carbuncle or sprain
ed ankle. An Ohio officer, after a bard
time under Col. Cook, wasadmitted to tho
hospital, and found tho “oyster soup” and
other fixings a sovereign panacea for his
ailment, whatever it was. Then the
churches are invaded by ladies, who are
most enthusiastic and assiduous in get
iug up extra garments, particularly Have
“Pray what are Havelocks ?
“A kind of head-gear so called after
tho great soldier of India. It is a plain
cap high in tho crown, mado of thick
white linen or Canton flannel, and having
a cape which falls to the shoulders, cov
ering the neck and ears, and, with a long
visor, shading the greater part of the
face. The value of this cap as security
against sunstroke was tested by the Brit
ish troops during the Sepoy rebellion.
“Did you seo Col. Anderson?”
“I witnessed his reception in Philadel
phia. As he rode uncovered through
the streets, it was touching to sco the
women at the windows wiping their eyes
with their handkerchiefs, and kissing
their hands to the gallant Colonel. But
I tell you, there is nothing so dreadful
as the unhappiness caused by some of
these Southosn resignations in tho army.
Maj. Pemberton, lately at Fort Ripley,
has resigned; and his ngod mother and
sisters find it worse to boar than death.—
He married a Southern wife. But usu
ally the army and navy justify all our
hopes. Andorson’s late words, in which
he re <rs to tho voice of God to his heart,
iu answer to prayer, are repeated every
whore with deep emotion.”
But wo will not pursuo tho colloquy.
Every reader can recalean interview with
some friend, oqually suggestive.
Tho words of Henry Clay copied bo
low will be found to havo almost a pro
phoctic emphisis and application. They
occur in his speech in the Senate ’’ob
ruary 5, ]BSO, and may bo found in
the Congressional Globe ( Appendix)
XXXIst Congress, First Session, page
“But if, uni appily, we should bo in
volved in a war, in civil war, between tbo
two parts of this Confederacy, in which
the etlbrt upon the ono side should be to
restrain tho introduction of slavery into
new territories, and upon the other side
to force its introduction there, what a
spectacle should we present to astonish
ment of mankind in an effort, not to pro
pagate rights, but—l.. ust say it, thou h
I trust it will be understood to he said
with no design to excite feeling —a war
to propagate wrongs in the territories
thus acquired from Mexico. It would be
a war in which we should have no sym
pathies, no good wishes; in which all
mankind would ho against us; for from
the commencement of the revolution
down to the present time, wo havo con
stantly reproached our British ancestors
for the introduction of slavery into this
Which of tho living “conservative
statesmen” of Kentucky will uow speak
such words as these ?
A most interesting nud e!o juent epi
sode occurred on Sunday, at Trinity
Church. The Rector, Rev. Doctor But
ler, began his sermon with tho admon
ition that the discourse he was about to
deliver had bean preached by himself
hero twelve years ago, and ho should
repeat it verbatim. It was a lucid and
effective argument to prove that the pop
uler idea of government among us is held
in a too loose and secular estimation,
while tho fact is, as merely a contract
with ministerial agent, and however in
adequate our respect for law and const’tu
ted authorities, it is a Divine institution.
The peroration was very powerful.—
Said tho reverend gentleman: “Twelve
years ago, after I tad finished this dis
course, I met the lamented Daniel Web
ster just outside tho church. He said to
me, “Sir, you are right: it is the truo
doctrine.” In this view, my brethcru,
I see in the awakened strength of the
Government the sword of Almighty ven
geance suspended over its enoraies. In
tlrs view d© I descry the, only hope for
my glorious, my beloved country;” and,
at these words, the tears streaming down
over tho preacher’s face, in a voice chok
ed with inexpressible emotion, he raised
his eyes towards Heaven, and hositatiug
to receive utterance, he concluded in fal
tering, though articulate tones, “Esto
perpetua.” Tho effect was electrical —
every eye in the house was suffused with
tears, and tho quiet of tho sanctuary was
broken only by sobs and weeping.
The church was filled in ©very part;
a large proportion were volunteers, offi
cers and privates, of the various regiments
now iu tho citv: In the gallery at tho
right, beneath the lofty and shadowy
gothic arches, wero a group of Zouaves,
in their brilliant and dashing uniforms,
and on the floor were the gallant looking
Chasseurs of the Twelfth New York
regiment, with hero and there the Quak
cr-like, serviceable costume of the Penn
sylvania and New Jersey troops.
Never be idle. If your hands cannot
be usefully employed, attend to the culti
vation of your mind.
If any one speaks of evil to you, lot
your life be so virtuous that none will
believe him.
Be virtuous, aud you’ll be happy.
A Good Camp Story.
A correspondent of tho X. Y. Herald,
writing fr** Perrysville, says :
“ A laughable incident occurred in
camp on tho night that Shernnn’s Bat
tery passed through here. Tho soldiers
are not allowed to drink liquor, but do
buy it whenever they can. While Sher
man's horses wero being embarked tbo
men had liberty to stroll about. They
all wear long, heavy sabres. It was af
ter dark. Ono of them had been to a
tavern outside tho camp limits, and filled
his canteen with tho vilainous mixture of
campheuo and stryebniue, which is called
hero “ whisky.” On coming in the lines
the ccntry challenged him, and put his
musket across the path to bar his pro
gress. With a motion as quick as light
ning the artilleryman grasped tho mus
ket barrel, closed with the astonished
sentry, and beforo ho could rocovcr from
his stupefaction bad grasped him tightly
by the throat. His useless musket drop,
ped from his nerveless grasp. Tho ar
tilleryman, still holding him by the
thro 1 1 with tiro loft hand drew from his
girdle a long and sharp knife, which
glittered in the light of the distant watch
fire before the eyes of the terrified sen
try. Tho latter sank upon his knees in
a paroxysm of terror, lie would have
begged for mercy, but he could not speak.
Suddenly the artilleryman hurled him
from him, caught up his gun and brought
't to a charge. ‘Now, you raskel,’ said
he to tho trembling soirtry, ‘listen to mo,
lam a regular—mind, a regular.’ (It
is impossible to imitate the pomposity
which ho uttered these words.) ‘Now,
don't you go for to stop a regular agin.
Regulars never stop. In tbo bright lexi
con of a regular's vocabulary, thero’s no
such word ns stop. Regulars is on the
go all the time. They go with the pass
word, and they goes without tho pass
word. Pass-words is nothing to them
and tliej is nothing to pass-words. My
friend (in a softer tone ) tako your
gun. Tho night is dark, the air is chill.
Tako some,’ (pouring from canteen into
cup.) ‘AYhat is it?’ Faltered tho sen
try. ‘Water, you fool; or more proper
ly, whisky and water.’ Tho sentry took
a long and deep draught, and tho regular
passed on. Soon after, when the relief
guard came around, they found tho sen
try in a condition not easily described. —
He was taken to tho guard house, and
thenco to tho hospital. Tho poisonous
liquor had mado him nearly crazy ; but
he is now well and swears ; first, that ho
will never try to stop a ‘regular;’ and,
second, that ho will nevor touch Perrys
ville whiskey again.”
A Hard-Shkll Baptist. —The Bam
boo Republic says : Rev. J. B. Patch,
of the Baptist Society of this village,
having neglected, or at ull events, some
how failed to convince a largo proportion
of his flock, that his sympathies were
with tho Government, which had all his
life-long guaranteed to him liberty of
person, speoch aud conscience, rather
than with the enomies of that Govern
ment, thirty-nine of his congregation, in
cluding mauy church members, consider
ing that “ h©4,bat is not for us, is against
us, ’ and having a distrust in, as well as
a distaste for, that piety which omits
common gratitude from the catalogue of
the Christian graces, signed, some three
weeks ago, a respectful paper, intimating
to Mr. Patch, as delicately as possible,
that a discontinuance of his labors would
be more acceptable than a continuance of
the same, and that his resignation was in
order. Mr. P. thereupon stopped preah
ing, but has not yet resigned, for reasons
probably best known to himsolf.
The Wheeling Convention.— The
Union Convention of the counties of
Western Virginia, held at Wheeling,
adjourned on Wednesday. It adopted
a report recommending the election of
new State officers ; the re-assembling of
the convention in June in case the Ordi
nance of Secession passed by tho Rich
mond Convention shall be ratified by
tbe popular vote, on the 23d instant, to
take further action towards organizing a
new State ; and appointing a Central
Committee for the furtherance of tho ob
jects of the Convention. The Star Span
gled Banner was sung and prayer offered
prior to tho final adjournment.
Somedody thus improves Shakes
peare :
« Thrice is he armed who hath his quarrel
But six time* armed is he who owns a g«x>d
It was no friend of man that in rente
moving! The first pair that moved, wen
out of Eden, and how much they gaino
by it mankind have ever sinco been tn
ing in vain to compute. Every yen
brings a moving day ! And every mov
ing days scores of families look lik
Noah’s dove, seeking rest and find:
none, till the waters abate. Only 1. * I
out of the window ! It is the carman'
jubilee, and tho juvenile’s jubilee! How
that littlo four year old makes bis tiny
feet dance over the unexpected descent of
crockery, looking glasses and tables, p**U
inoll upon tho ground, while Biddy rubs
her hands complacently for not being
responsible for that smash up! J
look over the way! There comes a bur
eau, with tho drawers tumbling out, and
the laces, perfumery’, toilet combs and
rough, all in a state of amalgamation;
and behind it the little miss yvlio oyvns if,
stamping her pretty foot at the porter,
who should know better that to spoil
her dainty yvardrobe,bccauso she forgot in
the hurry of moving,to look in tho draw
ers. Yonder conies the prime minister
of moving-day, a landlord, eyoi g, with
eager intent, the appearance of the fui M
ituro, and making his calculations from
thence as to tho probabilities of his get
ting his rent. Up at tho attic window
of an adjoining house,cnlm’y contemplat
ing the scene, sits a good natured bach
elor. lit yv his black eyes sparkle yvith
merry light as he sees the glide man of
tho house emerge from tho front door,
under the pressure choice bits cf crockery,
parlor ornaments, and my yvifo’s now hi t
safely ensconsod in a tiny band-box.—
“Then my lucky stars I've no yvit’o to
move, no baskets to carry, no cribs,
no cradles to rock at night, or
stumble over on moving day !” A whis
per in your private ear, dear ladies !
Don’t disturb his happiness, by halving
his joys and doubling his sorroyvs.—
What's tho matter, tho’ i Hero he comcß,
with all his speed, in full pursuit oi a
blue bonnet that just passed round tho
corner under his yvitidow! Don’t listen
to that tctc-u tele with tho black eyes
under tho blue bonnet, because it is fresh
er and sweeter to be listened to with one
for an audience, as you may somo day
testify yvhen you are in “court.”
- *
The Paris correspondent of the Bos
ton Traveler relates the following:—A
story is told upon Raver, the eminent
physician in Paris. Ho was called in
six yveeks ago to attend the sick child.—
The child—it yvas the only child of
yvealthv parents —recovered its health. —
A few days after Rayor had discontinued
his visits, tho mother of the little invalid
called on tho Doctor. She said: “My
dear Doctor, there arc services rendered
in this yvorld yvhieh money cannot pay.
I know not how yvo could adequately re
ward you for your kind ness and atten
tions and skills to poor Ernest. And I
have thought that, perhaps, you would
bo good enough to accept this little por:e
monnaie—a mere triflo—but yvhieh I
embroidered.” “Portemonnaie!” rough
ly replied tho Doctor. “Medicine, mad
ame, is not a sentimental profession.—
When yvo are called in to visit sick peo
ple, wo want their fees and not thoir
gratitudo. Gratitude—humbug I I’d
like to see gratitude make the pot boil,
and I have got a horse to feed, madam,
and a driver lopay, madam—and grati
tude won’t aid mo to do any of these
things. Money is what is
money, madam—yes, money.” The la
dy was, as you may well imagine, con
founded by this burst of indignant talents,
and she could only stammer, “But—Doc
tor—what is your fee “My fee is two
thousand francs—and I toll you, irad
ame, there is no uso screaming abo it it.
I will not take one sou less.” Tbe lady
did uot scream. She quietly opened the
portemonnaie “I embroidered,” unroll*
ed tho five bank notes in it, gave two to
the doctor, placed tho other three in tho
portemonnaie, and the latter in her pock
et, and bowed profoundly, “Good morn
ing, doctor,” and made her exit.
Galveston dates to the 10th, represent
that city as protected by strong batteries,
covering all approsiclics to tho channels,
and capable of resisting any attack.
—- e ■
Slang.—Tho yvitless man’s yvit.
“How emne you here yvith such . -
as that, my friend ?” asked the patriotic
“When tho order came for me to join
my company, sir,” replied the soldier,
“I yvas plow ing in the same field at Con
cord where tnr grandfather wn.s plowing
when the British fired on the men at Lex
ington. Ho did not yvait a moment, and
I did not sir.”
It is unnecessary to add that the sold
ier was immediately supplied yvith an
excellent pair of hoot*.— JYew York
The barn of Win. Stebbins, residing
at Ox Row, Jackson county, says tho La
Crosse Republican, yvas fired on Friday
night, May 10th, and 10 head of cattle,
one pair of mules, 500 bushels of wheat,
400 bushels of oats,two wagons, a thresh
ing machine, 10 tons of hay, and farming
utensils were burned. Loss about three
thousand dollars. A Mrs. Bloom, who
formerly lived in Onalaskn, and yvas
knoyvn there by the name of Penfield,
WAR fi rrrt«tisil nn 1 ulton MoUoua
trial. She confessed all, and said her
husband, John Bloom, Win. Bloom, J.
Radcliff and her soi, Win. Penfield yvere
the incendiaries yvlio set tho fire. Win.
Bloom and Radcliff have been arrested.
Young Pemfiold will also bo arrested
without doubt.
The people in Melrose are much ex
cited and talk of lynching the prisoners.
Mrs. Bloom, formerly Mrs. Pom field, had
boon keeping house for Mr. Stebbins
during tho Spring, tiil somo three yveeks,
yvhen she married Bloom. Some dis
satisfaction on settlement arose between
her and Mr. Stebbins. She declared
that unless ho paid hor demands she
would burn him out houso and homo.—
Accordingly the threat was carried into
execution about midnight on Friday last,
by tho assistance of her husbaud and her
own son.
Waggs yvent to tho depot of one of our
railroads the other evening, and finding
ths best car full, said in a loud tone—
“ Why, tins car isn’t going.”
Of course, these words coused a gen
eral stampede, and Waggs took tho best
seat, The cars soon moved off In ‘lie
midst of the indignation the yvng was
“You said this car wasn't going.”
“Well, it yvasn’t then, hut it is now.”
Tho “sold” laughed a little—but
Waggs came rather near getting a good
Col. Ellsworth has had a present of
a one thousand dollar horse from Sarato
ga, N. Y. The Col. is in fine health aid
f spirits, and ha» got his men under fiist
rate discipline. Ho fools, as weil he may,
proud of thorn.
Camu Life at Cairo.—A Cairo let
ter says:
Tho only fear of an attack at present
at Cairo, is from the army of mosquitoes.
This army outnumbers ours ten to one,
and if our boys are ever driven from this
point, it yvill be by these insects. Insects!
They are as big as snipes!
The Fayctto Homo Guards Tcport
their organization in tho Wisconsin State
Militia,and commissions have been issued
to Silas A. Davis as Captain, David C*
Clement and A. O. Chamberlain as Firs t
and Second Lieutenant*, and J. L. Trous
dale, as Third Lieutenant.
Hon. N. B. Ju Id, Minister to Berlin,
left Chicago on Thursday evening last,
for the capitol of Prussia.
! TERMS: $2,00 per Annum
I NO. 4.
A happy woman ! is she not the very
sparkle in sunshine of life ? A won nn
who is happy because she can’t help it—•
whoso smiles even the coldest sprink
ling of misfortune cannot dampen.—
Mon make a terrible mistake when they
: many for beauty, or fur talent, or for
| stylo ; the sweetest wives arc those who
possess the magic secret of being happy
under every circumstance. Rich or poor,
high or low, it makes no difference, the
bright fountain of jov bubbles up just as
musically in their hearts. Do they live
in h log rabbin ! the firelight that leads
upon its humble hearth becomes brighter
than tho gilded chandeliers in an Al»*d
din palaco ! Do they eat brown bread,
and drink cold water from the well ! it
affords them more satisfaction than tho
niillionare's pate do toi gras and iced
champaigne. Nothing ever goes wrong
with them—no trouble is too serious for
them “to make tho best of it.” Was
ever calamity 60 dark and deep that tbo
sunlight of happy face falling across its
turbid tide would not wake an answering
gleam ? Why, then, joyous tempered
people don’t half the good they do. No
matter how cross and crabbed you feel,
Mr. Grumbler, no matter if your brain
is nacked full of meditations on afflicting
! dispi nsa i aid your stomach with
j medicines, pills and tonics ; just set one
of these cherry little women talking to
you, and wc are not afraid to bet any
thing she can cure you. The long drawn
lines about the mouth will relax, the
cloud of settled gloom will vanish, and
nobody knows when, ntnl tho first you
know, you will be laughing ! Why ?
That is another thing ; wc can no more
tell you why than we can tell you whv
you smile involuntarily to listen to tho
the first blue bird of the season among
the maple blossoms, or to meet a knot of
yellow-oyed (lnudelions in the crack of a
city pave-stotie. Wo only kuow that it
is so.
Oli, those happy women ! how often
their slender sho aiders hear the weight
of burdens that would smite men to the
grouud ! how often their little hands
guide tho ponderous machinery of life
with an invisible touch ; how we look
forward through tho weary day to their
fireside smiles! how often their cheerful
eyes see colour do rose where we only
behold thunder-charged clouds ! No otto
knows, no one ever will know, until the
jndgtnent, how much we owe to these
hopeful, uncomplaining women !
Give Him a Trade.—Tho advice of
Franklin, to give every child a trade l>v
which he can earn a liv.ng, if necessary,
comes of a human experience older than
tho sago of our revolution. In some
countrios this has been the law ; iu oth
ers a common custom. St. Paul, though
educated in tho law at the feet of Ga
maliel, also acquired the important ori
ental handicraft of a tent-maker, by
which he was able to earn a living w hile
prosecuting his mission.
It is a good and wise thing to do.—
You may be able to leave your children
fortunes ; “ but riches take to then.selves
wings.” You may give to them finished
educations, and they may be gifted with
extraordinary genius ; but they may bo
placed in situations where no ©dncntioti
tad no taleut may bo so available as
some humbD, honest trade, by w Licit
they can get thoir living and bo useful to
othc. s.
It need not take seven years. Sever
al mouths of earnest wo.’k are, in some
! cases, sufficient to learn an ordinary bus
iness. If every young person, male and
female, wero oblig d in the intervals of
study, preparatory or professional, to
loaru farming, gardening, shoemaking,
tailoring, biacksmitbing ; or if ladies,
millinery or drc3S making, or one of
twenty kinds of work or business, it
would always give them a feeling of se
curity and independence. It is well for
every ono to hare something to fall back
upon. We do not know what revolu
tions may come in our time. We do not
know what misfortunes may come to us
iudividnally. There is no harm in be
ing able to take care of ourselves in any
possible emergency.
“Jenny,” said a Scotch minister,
stooping from his pulpit, “ have ye got
ft preen aboot ye !’’
“ Yes, minister.”
“ Then stick it into that sleeping brut
, by ycr side.”

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