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<Y fIS urAen of lakes—the union of lands—
Ihe union of statea nor,e can sever—
The union of hearts—the union of hands—
And the Flag of our Union forever. -Morris.
xocaiTand miscellaneous,
Prescott- Wisconsin- Sept- 4, 1861-
~Ly p or List of Banks, Market Report and
fSta News. see Fourth page.
Republican State Convention.
1 Republican State Convention will be
held at the Capitol, in the city of Madison, at
12 (/dock, m., on Wednesday, the 29th day of
September next for the purpose of nominating
candidates for State officers.
Each Assembly District, under the new ap
portionment, will be entitled to two delegates
m
The*Committee recommend that the prima
ry meetings for the selection of delegates be
held on or before the 14th day of September,
and that die District Committees issue early
calls for such meetings, that the people may
be thoroughly notified, and choose delegates
who faklv reflect their wishes.
HORACE RUBLEE,
Chairman Republican State Com.
Madison, August 12,1861.
Senatorial Convention.
The undersigned, members of the Republi
can and Democratic committees for the 28th
Senatorial District, under the old apportion
ment, believing that all other political issues
should be postponed till the issue of Govern
ment or No Government is decided by the
contest in which the Nation is engaged, and
it being their duty to take some action in ref
erence to the nomination of State Senator,they
request the legal .olers Li the new District,
composed of the counties of Pierce, St. Croix,
folk, Burnett. Douglas, La Pointe and Ash
land, to lay aside all partisan feelings, and
unite for the nomination and election of a
State Senator upon the single issue of fitness
for the office and fidelity to the National Gov
ernment.
To this end the undersigned hereby call a
convention for the nomination of State Sena
tor, to be held at Hudson, on W ednesday, the
9th day of October next, to be composed o*
the tollowing number of delegates from each
organized county, apportioned upon the total
vote polled therein at the last Presidential elec
tion.
Pierce County 6. Douglas County 2
fit. Croix “ ’ 7 La Pointe “
Polk “ 3 Ashland “ 2
DANIEL MEARS, Mem. Dem. Co.
JAMES B. GBAY, « Rep. •*
OLIVER GIBBS Jr., “ Rep. “
"Prescott, August 24, 1861.
Note.—The above are all the committee
men residing in the District under the new ap
portionment. with the exception of I. I. Fos
ter, dem, no declines to sign the call.
Republican Assembly Dis’t Convention
A Republican Assembly District Conven
tion, composed of the counties of Pierce and
St. Croix, ■will be held at the village of River
Falls at 12 M. on Tuesday, 17th day of Sep
tember, for the purpose of choosing two Dele
gates to represent this Assembly District in
the Republican olate Convention to be held at
the Capitol, in the city of Madison, on Wed
nesday, the 29th day of September ; and to
transact such other business as is usual at such
Convention.
Each county will be entitled to six delegates.
sam. Harbiman, J Ass€lubl l Dlst - C om -
Republican County Convention.
A Republican County Convention will be
held at the Gour.ty Seat’ in Perry, on Sautr
day, Oct. 14th, at 12 o’clock m. for the pur
pose of electing six Delegates to attend the As
sembly District Convention, to be holden at
River Falls on Tuesday, October 17th, and
for the purpose of transaction of such other
business as may come before the Convention.
Each town and ward will be entitled to the
following number of Delegates, based on th®
total vote of each town :
Prescott—lst Ward, 3 River Falls, 6
“ 2d Ward, 5 Glifton, 3
Oak Grove, 2 Trimbelle, 3
Martel, 3 Diamond Bluff, 2
Trenton, 1 Isabel. 1
Hartland, 1 P. Valley, 3
ferry, 1 El Paso. 1
Lvte A. Taylor, 1
G P. Babmabd, Co. Committee.
Fbanklin Otis, ) ”
Prescott, Oct. 3d, 1861.
Our Platform.
Ijwish solemnly to declare before you and
the world that fam for this Union without
<*ndßion«. one and indivisible, now and forever,
lam tor its preservation at any and every cost
blood and treasure against all its assailants.
*• know lio neutrality between my country and
>ts foes, whether they be foreign or domestic ;
n o neutrality between that glorious flag which
now floats over us and tlic ingrates and trai
tors who would trample it in the dust. My
prayer is for victory, complete, enduring and
overwhelming to the armies of the Republic
over all its enemies. I am against any and
every Compromise that may be Proposed to
m Made mcoxa the Guns of the Rebels, •
* * * * The arbitrament of
e sword has been defiantly thrust into the
’ ' vGovernment and country, and there
“•.honorable escape from it.— Joseph Holt.
Peace or War.
We all wish for Peace. Camp life, with its
weary routine ; the battle-field with its terri
ble tragedies, has no attractions for us, But
peace, to be blessed and permanent, must rest
on a recognition of Justice and obedience to
law. This rebellion is waged in the interests
ot anarchy. It is simply an appeal by a mad
dened minority from the ballot to the bullet—
an attempt to gain by unlawiul, what they
could not by lawful means. The stability of
government—the security of property —the
sacredness of law—the blessedness of fxace,
all demand that this rebellion be crushed in a
manner so emphatic that its like shall never
occur again. •
There are those who would fix up some sort
of present peace, by buying or coaxing the
rebels to lay down their arms. We do not
impeach their honesty, but we question their
wisdom. War is a terrible remedy, but it is
the only effectual medicine for rebellion. There
is no alternative. Loving peace we must fight
for it The red bolt of war must fall on re
bels like the lightning of heaven,
“ Shattering that it may reach, and shattering
what it reaches.”
The issue is made up. Let us accept it.—
Let us conquer a peace that shall be lasting
and beneficent, resting on firm foundations,
bringing with it the approval of man and the
blessing of God.
A Question to Answer.
Five new regiments are called for from this
State. The St. Croix Rifles are fast filling
up, and will soon be off. There is no doubt
but it will be necessary to raise another com
pany in the St. Croix Valley. This company
will necessarily be made up nt many who
have not thought hitherto that the exigences
of the case would call on them. We are hap
py to state that Rev. N. McLeod of this place,
has been solicited by some of his friends to
raise a company, and will very likely do so.
In addition to his qualifications as a man, he
has received a thorough military education.—
It is time for all to ask, “ shall I go “ For
this is a question the hour is putting to each
of us : Are you ready, if need be, to sacrifice
all that you have and hope for in this world,
that the generations to follow you may inherit
a wliole country whose natural condition shall
be peace, and not a broken province which
must live under the perpetual threat, if not in
the constant presence, of war and all that war
brings with it ?” How will we answer this
question ?
E ear Story.—Many of our readers have
heard of Mr. Jock, a Frenchman and hunter
' who resides m the woods c-st of Thompson’s
I Mill, on Rush River, in this county. He is a
1 powerful, hardy man, and for years has fol
lowed hunting for a livelihood. Last Sunday
! as he was picking some berries he discovered
j fresh b< ar tracks, and went to the house for
I his gun and other aims. After following the
' bear nearly five miles, he obtained two shots,
i neither of which were fatal. Hastily re-load
■ ing, he obtained another shot, but from some
j reason did not hit the bear. She perceiving
I him and enraged by the wounds she had re
j ceived, made for him. He reserved his shot
i till the bear was within a few feet, then firing,
j the ball struck the bear’s nose, glanced up the
■ skull, and lodged without any fatal effect.—
There was o chance to retreat. The bear in
an instant struck his hatchet from his hand,
grappled with and threw hi i. He had still
his hunting knife, but the bear was so large
and fat, that he could not easily give her a fa
tal wound. .She would seize his arm in her
mouth, and he grasping the knife with his
other hand wonld inflict another wonnd. Thus
they fought for some time, till at last the bear
died, leaving her teeth so firmly set in the
flesh of his thigh, that he was obliged to cut a
stick and pry her mouth open to get free. The
flesh of his arms was all chawed up, and oth
er parts of his body badly torn. He walked
four miles towards home, and then fell from
exhaustion and loss of blood, and was found
by some of his friends.
La Crosse and Mil. R- R.— By a recent
change of time, on® of the La Crosse line of
steamers, Northern Belle, Keokuk and Frank
Steele leave St. Paul at 9 o’clock a. m., connec
ting at La Grosse with the next morning
train. At present this is the only line by
which passengers from here can reach Milwau
kee or Chicago the next evening after leav
ing. ohabley Barnes, Agent.
ttW We understand that our young friend,
H. A. Taylor, editor of the Hudson City Times
has raised a squad of infantry. We are not
advised whether its services will be tendered
to Government, but understand it is waranted
not to flinch before the bie- fortifica-
tions. Here is whsit the jubilant « parient”
says:
•• Ax Efisoad.—There is joy in the house of
“ye editor” hereof. Throwing aside all fi
gures of speech, we would say that “suthin
has draped.” Gre-a-cious what a thought!
We’re a “ parient.” A feminine ten-pounder
is outs. Hereafter our newspaper amhition
will lull, and we shall make “Infantry Prac
tice our forte.
Our friends will pleaee understand that we
are ready to “ come down” with the necessary
beverages.”

—lt is generally estimated now that the
average wheat crop in thia county will be
about sixteen bushels per acre. Scarcely any
fields go less than ten, while many yield from
twenty to twenty-four bushels. Much of the
wheat is some shrunken, but not as badly as
was anticipated.
New wheat is coming in to market slow
ly. Price, about 50 cents per bushel.
PRESCOTT, PIERCE CO., WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 1861.
Could’nt Go. Editors are ex of
ficio, confidants of and sympathisers with
everybody. One of our Pierce Co. girls,
whose name we are not at liberty to make
public, conceived a desire to go as nurse
n the army, and applied to Miss Dix for
a situation, but was unsuccessful, so she
i expresses her disappointment to us. The
! following is a portion of her letter.
“I could not get into the war hospital
as nurse, as I am notold enough; no la
dy being received who has not attained
the mature age of thirty years. Miss Dix
wrote in reply to my application that—
‘The spirit is commendable. It does my
, soul good to learn of a noble, patriotic
woman, who is willing to sacrifice her
youth and the comforts and ease of
home, to minister to the sufferings of the
brave soldiers, though at the same time,
it requires judgment which can only be
long to mature womanhood.’
I wonder if she is thirty, forty, fifty or
sixty. Don’t yeu think it is a mistake to
want old women to take care of the sick
and wounded soldiers? Any man would
rather have a cheerful, healthy, rosy girl
around him, than a pale, confirmed old
maid, or a discouraged, broken-hearted
married woman. 1 am sure my judg
ment is as good as that of any such, my
sympathies as strong and tender.”
We incline to our correspondent’s view
of this matter, and if our gal lant soldiers
had charge of the hospitals, we are sure
no such application would be unsuccess
ful.
Interesting Letter.— The fol
lowing letter is from a gentleman of note
in the scientific world, and the author of
some standard religious publications. He
has been a subscriber to tbe Journal
from the commencement of its publica
tion.
* * * I cannot refrain,
even at this late date, from expressing
my regrets that your valuable paper has
been removed from the beautiful village
of River Falls—l say beautiful, because
the Journal’s own editorials have led ine
to infer this; and should I ever sigh, like
Cowper,
“For a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumor of oppression and deceit.
Of unsuccessful or successful war,
Might never reach me more ! ”
I should turn intuitively to River Falls,
expecting however to find a blooming
prairie instead of a “vast wilderness,”
and the “contiguity of shade” not indeed
! boundless.
But as I am not romantic enough to
seek an Eden in some “Isle of Beauty,”
I I could content myself by viewing Nature
' in her simple, every-day attire, to ramble
i among the hills and by the streams—to
j sit down if weary, upon tbe banks of the
Kinickinie, a favorite name, by the tvay,
and although I am entirely ignorant of
its meaning,* I would not like to be set
down with that obtuse personage of
whom the poet says;
“A primrose on the river’s brim,
A yellow primrose was to him,
And it was nothing more.”
The name in question suggests to my
mind a limpid, pebbly, rollicking stream,
beautifully bordered with romantic sccn
er.. It brings with it also h hotne-like,
retrospective feeling. My Puritan home
was hallowed by many an antiquated
reminiscence, and although it received
the euphonious name of “Lilly Pond
Lawn,” yet our immediate surroundings
bore many a mark of the Red Man’s for
mer presence. He gave names to our
Town and State—labeled lake and river
with names that will cover them till the
waters are dried up. Our little town
could boast of its A ’asoit House: on
our north were the villages Quanticutt
and Seetuckett: on the south were Co
cbeesett, Hackamack and Lake Nippin
nissett; adjoining these were Massapogg,
Kinnikannett, Titticut and Squab City.
The latter I always suspected as belong
ing to the bogus family. This list of for
midable names will account for my intu
itive reverence for whatever seems their
counterpart, hence my fancy fqr the
name of Kinickinie.
Please excuse this digression. My first
intention was simply to bid good bye to
tbe Journal. Anticipating a trip across
the Atlantic in the course of a few weeks,
it becomes necessary to close with raany
papers, and in doirg so, I wish to express
my thanks to the Journal for the stand
it has taken on the side of Justice, Truth
and Liberty, and that by racy editorials
and well-timed clippings it has so often
amused and cheered a passing hour.
I never anticipate a personal interview
on this side of that river which separates
us from the Celestial City, bpt I cannot
forbear to urge the continued mainten
ance of those principles so much needed
to govern us in this time of our country’s
peril. ' /
* K'l.lckinic is the Ihdian name of a plant
which possesses many of the qualities of to
bacco. and is found in ahundane on the banks
of this stream ; hence its name.—Ed. Jous,
Tse St. Paul Press publishes a story
of how the people on Rush River thought
the secessionists had driven the loyal
people out of St. Paul. The Press in
publishing the story proves that it is pos
sessed of more verdancy then it attributes
to the Rush River people.
“LET ALL THE ENDS THOU AIM ST AT BE THY COUNTRY’S, THY GOD’S AND TRUTH'S.”
For the Journal.
Ed. Journal; —The Government is
struggling for life. Its very existence is
at stake. The principal sufferers are
Union men in Missouri, Kentucky, Ten
nessee and Virginia. In these States
civil war rages with more than usual vi
olence. Gov. Gamble, as Missouri, has
called upon the loyal citizens of that
State to raise 42 regiments. Wisconsin
is called upon to raise five regiments in
addition to the eight already formed. —
St. Croix Valley has responded nobly
thus far. She has sent forward two full
companies and another is being formed.
Fifty have been sworn in, and are
now in camp at Prescott. Ths company
will be ordered iuto camp for rendesvous
about the Bth of Sept.; so says the Gov.
“One fire more my boys, and the day is
won,” said Morgan at the Cowpens; and
so here. The St. Croix Riffes are bound
to go. Every loyal man who wishes to
take part in subduing the traitors and re
storing peace to the country, should en
list at once. If all will come forward
this week that can go, the number will
be raised to 100. This is tbe last call.
Volunteer.
Prescott, Sept, 2, 1861.
The Steamer H. S. Allen, is now
newly repaired and making her regular
trips. Capt. Gray always keeps her
neat as a parlor, and she runs like a mem
ber of Congress from battle.
We are indebted to Hon. Luthkr
Hanchett and Dr. O. T. Maxson for
valuable public documents.
■ —» ■
R. J. Bell, of River Falls has for some
time had his tannery in operation at that
place. He pays the highest price for
hides.
E. R. Otis, formerly editor of the
Hudson North. Star, latterly an attache
of the Missouri Republican office, is now
Lieut, of the Missouri Eight, and is in
this section recruiting for a company of
sharp-shooters.
Michael Fiell, of Racine, has been
appointed Register of the Land Office at
St. Croix Falls.
The Star says that John Bartlett of
Hudson recently killed three chickens on
the wing, at a single discharge of one
barrel of his gun. Good enough. John
ought to join the sharpshooters.
A couple were recently united in the
wands of bedlock, at Minnehaha, “under
the rock from which the laughing water
falls.” The ceremony is said to have
been interesting—at least it could not
have been dry.
Senator C. B. Cox, has gone to Mad
ison to ast on the State Board of Equal
ization.
The Transcript has abandoned its
claim to being the “official paper” of the
county, —one of the most sensible things
it has done recently.
♦ _
The State Fair has been postponed
this year on account of the grounds be
ing occupied by the troops.
The Court House will not be erected
this season. A comfortable building will
be put up in which to hold Court, and
the county offices will probably be re
moved to Mr. Crippin’s Hotel, where
they can have convenient quarters.
Our La Crosse correspondent rather
satirizes the removal of the Co. Seat.—
Those opposed to. the removal will agree
with the article, and tbe balance can eu
joy it on the principle that those laugh
who win.
The Sept. Wia. Farmer is a capital
number, in matter and appearance. If
the farmers could see it, they could not
fail to subscribe.
We have the Atlantic for Sept, but
have not space to speak of it as it de
serves. The Atlantic comes up nobly to
the requirements of the present time. It
not only maintains its customary high
literary-merit, but it speaks right elo
quently for Liberty and Law. Every
man with a brain should read it. For
sale by McKee.
The Co. Fair will be held oa the 4th
and sth of October. The Executive
Committee are taking hold of it in earn
est, and will do all in their power to make
it a success. There are now but four
weeks for preparation. Let farmers and
artisans each begin the work of prepara
tion, that we may have a fair worthy of
the Banner County.
Last Saturday evening some one set
fire to Win. Sonderman’s Wagon shop.
It was luckily discovered soon enough to
prevent much damage. There was no
doubt but that it was the work of an in
cendiary.
The little steamer Enterprise makes
her trips with an much regularity as we
attend to our meals. No higher compli
ment could be paid.
Ser the calls for conventions in this pa
per. Never was the action of conventions
of more importance. Let the people turn
out.
Correspondence of the Journal.
THEN AND NOW.
La Crosse, Aug., 27,'1861.
Ed. Journal; —I take the liberty to
send you a communication, only premis
ing that it is from one who has long ta
kjn great interest in your place and
section of country. I visited your coun
ty when it was in its infancy, and marked
the rich promise of its unbroken acres, as
well ns the thriving appearance of the
young and ambitious town of Prescott.
I rambled over the county in the season
when tbe beautiful flowers were best rep
resented, and the woods were alive with
multitudes of birds. I angled in the
clear streams that ran through almost
perfect solitudes, and lured the tiout from
“the place of his nativity” near the pic
turesque Falls of the Kinickinie. I look
ed over the varied surface of the land,
and fancied it covered wtth waving crops
and dotted with farin-bouses, as I felt as
sured it would ere long be, and when I
left the scene which had delighted meso
much, I carried with me many pleasant
pictures in my memory. And since that
time I have gladly received every record
of its growth and improvement, and
searched the papers that have reached
me from there for intelligence of its prog
ress.
I welcomed the Journal when it
made its appearance at River Fails, and
perused its pages with interest, and none
the less so since its removal.
I also noted the career of the North-
Western Democrat— brief but brilliant
—some numbers of which I have care
fully preserved in my private museum of
literary curiosities; the style of tbe edito
rials being worthy to be compared to that
of the acting of the immortal Thales,
the tragedian, who when the Theatre
was falling into desuetude, nightly drew
crowds to the old Tremont, not, as he
imagined, to witness the triumphs of his
resplendent genius, but attracted by the
ridiculous absurdity of his travesties of
Sbakspeare, and who rendered Richard
the Third with such offset, that he was
crowned by an admiring audience with a
wreath of onions.
I was prepared to see no inconsidera
ble change in the appearance of things
when 1 made another trip that way,some
two years ago, and landing at Prescott,
was unable to recognize scarce anything
except the site of the city, which I think
is of great natural beauty. The business
portion of tho place had greatly changed
while residences were built along the
brow of the bluff, aud over the broad
prairie, and clustered thickly in that beau
tiful grove which forms such an attract
ive feature of your town. Having busi
ness with tbe county officers, I found
them occupying pleasant rooms, and
was as much pleased as before with what
I saw and could learn during my short
stay.
Imagine then my vexation when on a
recent hurried trip, I stopped al Prescott,
to visit tbe county offices, and found
they were about twenty miles from there
and when 1 asked “at what place,” was
answered, “In the woods.” After striv
ing to impress upon the mind of him I
addressed that 1 had business which
made it necessary for mo to visit the co.
seat, and that for that reason I wished to
be informed of its precise locality, I elic
ited the reply, ‘Township 26. Range 17.’
At first I thought my desire lor informa
tion was being trifled with, there was
something so superlatively ridiculous in
locating a county seat simply at T 27,
R 17, but I soon became convinced that
there was no further information to bo
given me, except some directions in re
gard to the road, after rec jiving which I
started on my journey.
Leaving Prescott,.! passed many fine
farms, where I thought tbe wheat m’ght
have grown that won your far-famed
Prize Banner, and occupied in noting the
changes that had been wrought since I
looked upon tbe country first—compar
ing then and now—the time passed
pleasantly until I reached the pleasant
village of Trimbeile, which had grown up
since I fished for trout in the river which
I now crossed and entered the timber.
As I passed along, endeavoring to con
jecture what freak of spite, or jealousy, or
causeless caprice had induced the people
to remove offices which it is necessary to
have access to, from their old location
to one which would seem to be conveni
ent only for gophers and musquitocs, it
suddenly occurred to me what an exceed
ingly odd thing it would be, if by the
time I reached 26 17, some of the Solons
ofPierce county should have taken it in
to their long heads to move tbe seat of
justice to some other indefinite point in
tie “big woods,” and so keep it “moving
on” like Poor Jo impelled by the vigil
ance of Mrs. Becket, I following like one
who follows r.n ignis fatuus: till I found
myself laughing at the picture mv imag
ination bad* conjured up ofa man in pur
suit of a coubty seat.
At last, I descried in the distance not
a “solitary horseman,” bntn man driving
a yoke of oxen, and making speed to
wards him exclaimed,
“Where is tbe Capitol of the Banner
County.” ?
He, doubtless somewhat bewildered
by my manner, Replied with the concise
interrogation. “Which?”
“Where is the county seat.'’
“Ob, it’s just beyond here, about half
a mile.”
“How shall I know it.” ,
“You’ll see the court house and the
building where tbe county offices are.”
Thanking my informant, I wont on
with new courage, picturing to my mind
au imposing structure among tbe tress.
Reaching a small opening, 1 discovered
the court bouse, a building of the slab
order of architecture, and made my way
to a log concern not far distant, which I
took to be the place I was in search of.—
Before the door was what appeared to be
a dry goods box, upon which was a tea
kettle, a frying pan and a wash-boiler,
and within were the officers and offices of
Pierce county.
I will not encroach upon your columns
by relating all that I saw at tbe county
seat. Perhaps I may be pardoned if ou
my return I uttered some animadversions,
on the course of political leaders, who to
serve partisan puiposes had brought
about the removal of the county seat,
with all its attendant consequences.
E. l.
-
Dr. Thornhi 11, Sid. Starr,M
A. Fulton, and other gentlemen from
Hudson were in town yerterday. The Dr
was on his way to Madison, being Sur
geon of the Bth regiment. He took with
him a fine war horse.
A Union Mass Meeting, is to be
held at Madison on the 10th inst. The
call is signed by influential men of both
parties, .
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
<T E W E Ei E K I
D. E. TEALE,
HAVING had an extenssve practice in
the Clock, Watch and
Jewelry Business!
Would respectfully announce to the citizens of
Prescott and the public generally, that he is
now permanently situated at R. G. Gumbey’s
old stand, where be will always be found rea
dy to Repair or (dean Wathes, Glocks, Jewel
ry, etc., etc. Also,
Cutting Stones- Setting of Diamonds-
Making Rings, and anything in his line.—
All work warranted.
Prescott, September 4th, 1861. „ 19 yl
Too k~hereT
SEE THE ADVERTISEMENT OF
George’s Livery Stable.
GOOD HORSES,
FINE CARRIAGES,
CAREFUL DRIVERS.
I have good stock, and can give satisfaction
to all who may apply. If you wish to go
anywhere, just remember you can get the fa
cilities of
GEORGE SMITH.
Prescott, August 29, 1861. 17tf
HE9OLCTION.
Resolved, By the Common Council of the
city of Prescott, that, the Treasurer of this
city is instructed to take Tax Certificates of
the county for the amount of delinquent tax
returned this vear.
* J. M. WHIPPLE, Mayor.
W. T. Hatch, G’ity Clerk.
HESOJLtTIOX.
Resolved, By the Common Council of the
City of Prescott, that Sidewalk shall be built,
on the established grade, on both sides of Or
ange Street, from Broad to Dakota Street, to
be eight feet wide, and of plank one and one
half inches thick, substantially built, to the
satisfaction of the Street Commissioners.
Notice is hereby given to all persons own
ing lots on Orange Street, between Broad and
Dakota Street, that they will have sixty davs
from the publication of this notice to build
the sidewalks. If not built at the expiration
of that time,'they will be built by the city, as
provided in Sec. 5, Chap, 6 City Charter.'
J. M. WHIPPLE. Mayor.
W. T. Hatch, City Clerk.
RESOLITIOX.
Resolved, By the City Council of the City
of Prescott, that 100 copies of blank License
Bonds of the form adopted by the Council, be
ordered to be printed and placed in tire hands
of the Treasurer, to be given bj him to
persons wishing to take out License to sell ar
dent spirits, to be by them filled up and ac
cepted by the Mayor, and presented to the
Treasurer before he shall be allowed to re
ceive and receipt for money for License. • On
presenting of this Receipt and Bond to the
Clerk, he shall issue said applicant a License
in accordance with said Bond.
J. M. WHIPPLE, Mavar.
W. T- Hatch, City Clerk.
DENTIST,
C. S. RICK ER, DENTIST,
HAS located permanently at Prescott. —
Rooms next door tp Griffin’s Store.
Business solicited.
Prescott, July 31st, 1860.
nl 4 ts.
RARE CHAWE FOR A
* n County Orders, down, and SIOO
Cash, on’time, will buy 160 acres
of first class Timber Land, 3 miles East of
Walker’s Saw Mill, in El Peso, on the State
%nd. There are 1000 or more large sized
Sugar Maples on the land and
Three Improves! Farms
adjoining. Title perfect. Description —nw
V Section 2, Town 26 Range 16.
OLIVER GIBBS. Jr.
Prescott, August 42,1861. nl6w4
REGILAR TBI-WEEKLY
BT. CROIX RIVER PACKET,
S- ALLEN!
ISAAC GRAY, Mabycb,
VV r ILL leave Prescott Mondays, Wednes
vY days and Fridays. Leave Taylor Falls
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays', forming
a direct connection with the Railroad and St.
Lonis Packets.
Prescott, May2j?. 1?51. M 3-f
< TERMS: $2.00 per Annum-
I NO. 19.
Council Proceedings.
Council Hall, August 30,1861.
The Mayor being absent, the Council
was called to order by R. S. Griffin, the
President. Present—Aid. Griffin, Seha
ser, BarnarJ, Haviland and Rader. Min
utes of last meeting read and approved.
A petition from the property holders
on Orange Street, between Broad and
Dakota Streets, praying for the laying
down of sidewalks between said last
mentioned Streets, was read, and after
some discussion, a resolution was unani
mously adopted, ordering said walks to
lie made.
The account of S. B. Suydain, for as
sessing 2d Ward was allowed, $35,25
Also, to J. C. Button, for draft
ing ordinance, etc., 2,00
The standing committee on License
made the following report and recom
mendation, which were unanimously
adopted :
Bepori of committee on license.
Your committee would ask leave to
submit the following Report : The par
ties named below have paid in to the
hands of the Treasurer the amount set
opposite their names.
John Thyrer, Hotel, $25,00
Henry Sorns, “ 25,00
Joseph Reichert, “ 25,00
Peter Bott, “ 25,00
N. S. Dunbar, Wholesale, 40,00
Beards’y & Lyford, '• 40,00
Ruly, ! Saloon, 50,0 J
$220,00
Your committee would recommend
that the Hotel License be raised to forty
dollars, and tbe License Ordnance be so
amended as to fix the price of all Licen
ses granted at forty dollars. AU of
which is respectfully submitted.
C. P. Barnard, ) v .
A. Kai.su, J Fmau “ Cu,n '
A Resolution was adopted ordering
blauk License Bonds to be printed, and
authoring the Mayor to accept such bonds
when properly filled out. Also, a Reso
lution authorizing the Treasurer to re
ceive tax certificates for delinquent taxes
returned this year.
The license bonds of N. S. Dunbar,
Joseph Reichert and Peter Bott were
presented and approved.
A report from J. C. Button, Police
Justice, was read and orlered filed.
Tbe propriety of enforcing the exis
ting Hog Law was discussed at length,
after which the motion was called to a
vote, that said law be put in force till the
Ist of December next. Aid. Griffin,
Scbascr and Haviland voted for the mo
tion—Barnard and Rader against it.
An order was then passed that the
Mayor bo requested to immediately ap
point a Pound Mastorand procure a suit
able place to impound hogs, that the law
may at once be enforced.
On motion adjourned.
W. T. Hatch, City Clerk,
TEACHER’S! NSTIT UTE.
Office of Agent of Normal Schools. I
Madison, Wis. August 22, 1861 j
Editor of the Hudson City Times:—
1 have appointed an institute at Hudson,
under the charge of Hon. J. L. Pickard,
State Superintendent, to begin Oct, 7,
and continue through the weed.
C. IL ALLEN,
Agt. of Board of Regents of N. S.
Lnion for the sake of Union.
The undersigned, citizens cf the State
of Wisconsin, sincerely believing in the
motto at the head of this call, respectful
ly, but earnestly invite the good citizens
of the State, irrespective of party organ
ization, to assemble in Convention nt the
Assembly Chamber, in tbe City of Mad
ison, on the tenth day of September next
at 2 o’clock P.M, to consult together as
to their country, and if thought advisable
to appoint a State Committee with a
view to the calling of a State Union
Convention, to nominate a Union ticket
to be supported at the ensuing Stalo
election.
The Press of tbe State are gencrallv
asked to give this call an insertion, and
to call tbe attention to the peop’e to the
subject.
Madison, August 13d, A. D, 1861.
When the wise man of old, sitting in
judgement upon tbe rival claims of tw<»
women to a child, decided that it should
be cut in twain, it was the false mother
who rejoiced in thejudgement, while the
true mother preferred to save the life of
the child. So the man who is willing
that this Union should be severed bv tbe
sword of treason may have been born
upon American soil, but h« has nc t an
American heart. The true son of the
country, like the true mother, prefers the
Union above all considerations.—Hon.
Joseph Holt.
Gunboats for the Mississippi.—
The boats are to bo 175 feet Jong, 50 feet
beam, and the entire depth 15 feet 2
inches, and, made of extra heavy timber.
The engines are to be 22 inches in liatn
ter, 6 feet stroke, with 3 boiler*. The
boats are to be of the stern wheel order,
but the wheel will be so arranged as not
to show.
God’ mercies are like a large chain,
every link leads to another; present met.
cics assure you of future ones.

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