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OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY.
Prescott, Wisconsin, September 11-1861
Captain Colwell, of La Crosse.
Land Office, St. Croix Falls, M is.
August 30, 1861.
Editor Journal :—I enclose a brief
sketch of Capt. Colwell, of La Crosse
Light Guards, (2nd Regiment,) pub
lished in La Crosse Republican 15th
inst., originally in Milwaukee Sentinel. —
The tribute is well deserved.
Colwell is the present Mayor of La
Crosse—elected Inst spring. He was
my man for the office. Myself and a
few others brought him out a year ago,
but he wns defeated then by a few votes,
and re elected last spring ns a Republi
can. Ho was President of Katanyan
Bank—owned by himself an 1 a tew
friends. He was, when Fort Sumter
was fire.! on, Capt. of the Light Guards,
and at once closed his Bank and tender
ed his company, and was accepted, and
took his Cashier along as Ist Lieu’i.— ■
The heroic Frank Hatch—a Southerner 1
by birth—who when wounded and in ■
the hospital, rallied a handful of his men j
that happened to be near him, and drove
<>tf a large number of secession cavalry,
firing himself forty shots, and making j
his man nearly every time. :
Colwell is a man of Large property. — i
Besides bis other property he cannot 1
have less than SIOO,OOO of real estate. '
lie is an only.son, and his friends live ,
in PeniHvlvnbia, and are wealthy and
influential. There are many points of!
resemblance between him and the heroic j
Governor Sprague, of Rhode Isiahd—a
man of ardent patriotism and of a warm :
heart—who would not fail to attach his j
mon strongly to him. His men did not '
desert him nor did he desert them.
Al the disastrous rout at Bull's Run '
Colwell’s superior officers left in advance, :
and be took the charge of the 2 1 in the ,
retreat, and was justly entitled to the po
sition of Colonel, and I am astonished !
that it was not tendered to him, as be i
fairly won it on that memorable day.
Yours,
Bexj. W. Reynolds.
As the article referred to by Mr. Rey- I
xoi.ds has been extensively copied in the
State press, wo do not re publish it.
Our Banner.
That true Southern patriot, lion. Jo
seph Holt, of Kentucky, in a late letter
to bis fellow citizens, speaks thus us the
Star Spangled Banner ;
“Let us twine each thread of this glo
rious tissue of our country’s flag about
our heartstrings, and looking upon our
homes, catching the spirit that breathes
upon us from the battle field of our fath
ers, let ns resolve that come weal or come
wo. we will, in life mid in death, now
and forever stand by the starsand stripes.
They have been unfurled from the snows
of Canada to the plains of New Ot leans,
and to the halls of Montezumas, and
amid the solitudes of every sea; and
everywhere, ns the luminous symbol of
resistless and benificent power, the. have
led the brave and free to victory and gio
rv. It has been my fortune to look up
on this flag in foreign lands, and amid
the gloom of an oriental despotism, and
right well do I know, by contrast, how
bright are its stars, and how sublime are
its inspirations. If this banner, the em
Hem for us of all that is g-an 1 in hu
man history, and of all that is transpor
ting in human hope, is to be sacrificed
on the altars of a Satanic ambition, and
thus disappear for ver amid the night
and tempest of revolution, then will I
fear —and who shall estimate the desola
tin i of that feeling—that the sun has in
deed been stricken from the sky of our
lives, and that henceforth we shall be but
wanderers and outcasts, with naught but
the bread of sorrow and penury for our
lips, and with bands ever outstretched in
feebleness and Supplication, on which, at
any hour, a military tyrant may rivet the
fetters of a despairing bondage. May
God, in his infinite mircy, save you and
me, and the land we so much love, from
the doom of such a degradation,”
Fremont’s Policy and the Cabinet
—The special cf the World, under flat,
of “ Washington, 31st,” says: “The
vigorous proclamation of Gen. Fremont
has fairly startled Washington from its
propriety. It comes upon us like a
thunder clap in a clear sky, and clearly
indicates that a new chapter has been
opened in the conduct of this war. As
yet there has been no indication given
from any authoritative source as to
whether it has been warranted by any
order by the government here, and there
is much speculation on this point The
cabinet will in due time announce its pol
icy; but until it does, distrust all reports
sent on from here. It is a matter of too
much importance to bo made the subject
of an informal communication by any
member of the government. There can
be ne question but that this stirring doc
ument will receive the hearty indorse
ment of the people of the free States ;
but its reception in Kentucky, Maryland
and Missouri, is open to some doubts.”
Minnesota Republican State
Convention.
At the Republican State Convention,
held in St Paul last week, the present
State officers were re-nominated and the
following resolutions passed.
Whereas, At the present hour, our
national existence and that of civil and
polit’eal liberty are alike imperilled.—
Therefore,
Resolved, That in presenting the can
didates this day nominated, we go to the
people upon the issue, viz: That this
government shall be sustained and the
Union shall be preserved; and that, for
the attainment of these ends, we pledge
an unfaltering support to the National
Administration in its efforts to suppress
this iniquitous rebellion by an earnest
and vigorous prosecution of the present
war.
Resolved, That we cordially invite all
who regard the preservation of this Un
ion as the great object of present desire,
to unite with us in a common effort to
save the best government known among
men.
1 Resolved. That we concur in and en
1 dorse the following sentiments recent y
* promulgated by that distinguished Dem
i ocat, Major General Benjamin F. Butler,
'of Massachusetts, to wit: ’‘That in n
1 state of rebellion we would confiscate that
1 which is to oppose our arms, and trike
all propertv, (so called), which constitutes
the wealth of the rebellious States and
! furnishes the means by which the war is
prosecuted, besides being the cause nf the
war: and if, in so doing, it should be ob-
■ jected that human beings were brought to
; the free enjoyment of life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness, such objection might
not require much consideration.”
Resolved, That we are opposed to any
, and all compromise with traitors; but
I whenever they are once put down and
■ the power and integrity of the Union ful
ly asserted and recognized, then, ami not
before, we arc willing to have considered
anv grievances under the Constitution
which loyal citizers, South or North.may
present, and if justly alleged, to see them
redressed in an adequate manner.
Resolved, That we. learned with exul
tation and pride of the gallant conduct
of the “Minnesota First” on tho gory
field of Mauasscs; and we have confi
dence that their future as their past ca
reer will dcr honor to Minnesota and
Confer fresh glory upon themselves.
Resolved, That the present State Gov
ernment has been marked by a careful,
wise and cconom’cal administration of
the affairs of Minnesota, and its members
eminently deserve from all parties the
high meed of praise: “Well done, —
good,—and faithful.”
The Rebellion.
The magnitude ot this terrible rebel- i
lion is now apparent to all. It is lar i
more formidable in its greatness, and I
power than was supposed tlnee months ■
ago it ever could be. The rebel leaders,
both in the cabinet and the field of the ■■
Southern Confederacy have proven them- j
selves lobe master spirits, in intellectual |
abiiityjnen competent to act with alacrity
and with success in tire great crisis, and !
emergency they linvo oro«u>d in the:r ;
wicked treason against a great, and here- ,
tofore competent constitutional govern
ment. Whatever charges the historian
will bring against those arch rebels,Davis
Beauregard, nnd their compeers in
treason and crime, wo feel coi fldent that
for executive acts, measures, and prow
ness thus far displayed ho will never
charge them ni h incapacity in talent, er
ability to meet or cope as far as human
genius could with the mighty obstacles
opposed to their success. History, an
cient or modern, does not contain the
names of traitors who in tlre : r wicked and
successful careers, exhibited more execu
tive ability to towering gretaness of
mind, than many of the leaders in this
! foul conspiracy.
Such being the case.with their indom
niiable will, they are determined to nev
•er realize such a thing ns failure. They
have throughly infused this spirit into
j the being <>f their misguided followers;
i they are fertile in all the expedients of
■ the devil, and as uns< inpluous in useing
them as his Satanic Majesty.
It behoovs Mr. Lincoln and bis. Con
stitutional advisors, and all officers under
him and them, to be equal to the mighty
responsibilities devolving upon them.—
The eyes of freemen throughout the
world are turned wistfully to the head of
the government of our Fathers, and mil
lions yet unborn, who will be entitled to
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,
w ill hold our rulers responsible for the
sacred trust committed to their charge.
The rebels in arms, and a large major
ity of tho masses in the South, are ter
ribly in earnest in this war. They have
been taught that they are fighting for
their most sacred rights. They unques
tionably believe that their cause is as just,
aud holy as was our Fathers in 1776.
Tho Confederate army is at present lar
ger than the Federal army, as well drill
ed and rs well provided with field pieces,
and are fighting close by their homes
aud upon their cwn soil. Their spies
roam everywhere, and many are proba
bly still in the employment of our gov
ernment. No country ever had a more
formidable rebellion to put down. None
ever had more at stake. The Union,and
the Government as our Fathers made it,
is what we are fighting for, and it is
worth far more than our lives, and our
fortunes.
“Eternal vigilance is the price of liber
ty,” and we shall lose ours unless the peo
ple of the now loyal states, are of one
mind, and one heart. We can’t wrangle
on politics,deal in crimination and recrim
inations, nnd unitedly support the cause
of our bleeding country. We can’t as
Republicans and Democrats conduct a
bitter party strife, and faithfully serve
our common country, and more than we
can serve God, mammon. If we all re
gard, as is our bounden duty, our beloved
country of more importance than party,
and struggle manfully and harmoniously
with all the talents, and resources the
GoDnf nature has placed with our reach,
we shall again be a free and united peo
ple. But if we listen to the siren voice
of party demagogues, be led by their
THE PRESCOTT JOURNAL, WEDNSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1861.
j teachings and neglect as we must our
| struggling c< untry, Rebellion will tri-
I umph, and the sun of Constitutional Lib
• erty set in the gloom of an eternal night.
. North Star.
Would the South have Accept-
I cd the Crittenden tompre
iniscf
A coi respondent of the Cincinnati En
quirer inquires whether there is any evi
dence that Jeff. Davis and Toombs were
willing to accept the Crittendeu compro
mise, and abandon the secession moi e
ment. The following is the Enquirer’s
reply : . i
We have before us the Congressional
Globe and Appendix for the session of
iB6O and 1861. If our correspandent
will turn to the Congressional Globe of
March IT, 1861, he will find in in a de
bate in the Senate of march 2, upon the
Corwin Resolution to amemd the Consti
tution of the United States. In the
course of debate Senator George E. Pugh
“The Crittenden proposition has been
indorsed by the unanimous vote
of the Legislature of Kentucky. It has
been indorsed by the Legislature of the
noble old Commonwealth of Virginia.
It has been petitioned for by a larger
number of electors of the United States
than any proposition that was evei bc-
i fore Congress. I believe in iny heait,
to-day, tliat it would carry an ovei vvhelm
! ing majority of the people of my Stare,
1 aye, sir, and of nearly every State m the
I Union. Before the Senators from the
State of Mississippi left this Chamber, I
beard one of them who now assumes, at
least, to ba the President of the South
ern Confederacy, propose to accept it
and to maintain the I nion, if that propo
sition could receive the vote it ought to
receive from the other side of this Cham
ber. Therefore, of all your propositions,
of all your amendments, knowing as I do,
and knowing that the historian will write
it down, at any time before the Ist of
January, a two-thirds vote for the Crit
tenden resolutions in this I bomber would
have saved every State in the Union, but
South Carolina.”
Mr. Pugh said this in the hearing of
Seward, of Wade, of Fcsscndon, of
Trumbull,of all the Republican Senators,
and not one denied the truth of his as
sertion. Mr. D-uglas heard it, and con
firmed its truth thus. [We quote from
the Globe report of the discussion, ot
March 2.] Mr. Douglas said :
“The Senator has said that it the
Crittenden Proposition could have pass
ed early in the session, it would have
saved all the States, except South Caro
lina. I firmly believe it would. While
the Crittenden Proposition wns not in
accordance with my cherished views, I
avowed my cherished views, I avowed
my readiness and eagerness to accept it,
in”order to save the Union, if we could
unite upon it. No man lias labored har
der than I have to get it passsd. I can i
confirm the Senator’s declaration, that I
Senator Davis himself, when on the Com j
mittee of Thirteen, was ready, at all!
times, to compromise on the C.'ittenden ,
Proposition. 1 will go further, and say
that Mr. Toombs was, also.”
This makes the matter beyono dispute
that the South would have taken the i
Crittenden Compromise as a final settle :
merit of all our difficulties. We will
further, however, and adduce the testimo
ny of Set ntor Toombs, of Georgia, him
self. In his speech in the United States
Senate, on the 7th of January, 1861, he
says:
‘ But, although I insist upon this per
fect equality, yet when it was proposed
—that thefino of 30 deg 30 min. shall
be extended, acknowledge and protecting
our property on the south side of the line
for the sake of pence, I said to the Com
mittee of Thirteen, and I say here, with
other satisfactory provisions, I would ac
cept it.”
These declarations forever settle the
question, as a point of history, that the
adoption of the Crittenden Compromise
would have saved the Union and preserv
ed the public peace. What a terrible
mistake was its rejection.
J Our own view of the matter is that
the adoption of the Crittenden comp’o
mise would have done r.o essential good
whatever. We print, the above at the
suggestion of a friend who thinks other
wise. Ed. Jour.l
i J
A Touching Incident.
Day before yesterday a man in the
prime of life entned the armory of the
La Crosse Artillefy Company for the
purpose of enlistment. Accompanied by
his wife be approached the officer in
charge, and exdressed bis wish to enlist
at once; that his wife had given her cou
sent to his doing so, though sorrowing
and in tears, and wished to see the act
consummated.
Writing his name upon the company’s
roll, the wife then seized his pen and
with tremulous hand and frame quiver
ing with emotion, traced after the name
so dear to her—“ God bless and protect
you.”
There remain those words, memorable
now in the history of the company—
words too sacred to be erased; too fer
vent and heart-felt to be trifled with or
made light of.
The incident was a simple one, but
drew tears from the eyes of by-slanders,
and when that noble wife left the armory
many a God speed followed her. She
hes committed her husband to the for
tunes of war ; sadly retraced her steps
homeward, and yet exulting, we doubt
not, in the thought that she has now a
deep personal interest in the defence of
that Union without which neither bus
band nor home could render happiness
secure, or life desirable.
Tortugas.—This is a bleak and bar
ren sandkey in the Gulf of Mexico, about
one hundred miles southward from Cape
Sable. It is cheerless and uncomfortable,
desolated by simoons and peopled by ven
omous reptiles, decidedly one of the most
. uncomfortable points to which the govern
ment is obliged to send its subordinates.
The mutineers banished to Tortugas do
not go as soldiers, but as unarmed labor
ers, and will be compelled to work upen
fortifications, much as penitentiary con
victs do in quarries and sandbanks.
Camp Correspondence.
Camp Kalorama, )
near Washington, D. C. >
August 24th, 1861. )
Friend Charley:—Very little of in
terest has transpired here for the last two
weeks and therefore your correspondent
desiring to fill his letters with facts and
not his own speculation has “failed to
come to time”’ Everything connected
with the company from Prescott must be
of interest to your readers, so I will write
whatever has occurred both in the com
pany and the regiment. I only guess
you receive my letters, for I have not
seen a Transcript * since we have been
here. I suppose vou send them but
some delav in the P. 0. Department
keeps them. The camp is very well
supplied with Dailies from Washington,
Baltimore and New York at five cents
each, by news boys ned by reading the
New York papers we keep very well
posted on the current events. It is a
subject of general remark that the Wash
ington papers take their Washington
news from the New York D: ilies, and
that if we wish to know anything about
movementsand events in and around this
city the Tribune, Herald or Times will
furnish it, but the National Republican,
or Evening Star will not. Some of the
Prescott boys received a letter from Geo.
Smith of the Ist Minnesota a few days
since, who said that himself and Henry
Fifield were well and that in the battle of
Bull’s Run a ball knocked the rammer
out of his fingers while he was loading
his musket. The Ist Minnesota are on
the Virginia side of the Potomac; so also
is the 2nd Wisconsin and hear them tell
the particulars that fell urder their view
in the famous Bull Run. Each one saw
tho fight from a position separate from
his companion and all not having the
same powers, or opportunities of obser
vation, no two .‘ol.liers relate the same
tale. But I will not repeat any account
of a battle, leaving such facts and descrip
tion to a personal observation.
I have just heard that the 15th Mass
achusetts Regiment, which has been en
camped close to us for some time, starts
to day at two o’clock for Boonville. That
being all the information on that point
that I have, I guess the balance, and
suppose their destination is Missouri.—
Then the query arises, ‘‘won’t our regi
ment be ordered there soon ?” This
query is made more pertinent from the
fact that it has been announced that the
States bordering on the Mississippi must
take care of the war in Missouri, and the
remaining Wisconsin Regiments have
been ordered to report to General Fre
ment.
It is a mistake that Company B brought
any arms away with them from Madison,
the arms they were to receive there not
being in good enough order, but they
are now armed with the Springfield Ri
fled Musket. Il is a most beautiful gun,
and only companies A. and B. have
them, the rest of tfie companies having
the old flint locks altered. The whole
regiment was impeded tho other day by
Captain Hudson, one of General Me
Clellnn’s aids. We turned out in full un
iform, knapsacks and all equipments on,
in a wet, muddy field, tho rain pouring
down at the time. The soldiers stood it
good humorediy, considering it n port of
the romance of the service. Yesterday
at 5 o’clock, we passed in review before
Brigadier General King. It was a beau
tiful day and the regiment presented a
very fine appearance. Company B. had
their brasses all scoured and with their
new muskets and fine marching, looked
very well.
AH the companies practice target
shooting every day. I believe tho best
shooting so far has been done by Co. B.
Private Malery who has been very sick
for some time is slowly recovering. The
boys generally are pretty well, the prin
ciple ailment among them arising from
eating too much fruit and knick nacks.—
Everything is as quiet and the regular
daily duties are performed as smoothly
as if it were not all preparatory to a des
perate struggle for life, in w hich many
! of us will go to “that country,from whose
bourne no traveler returns.” It is a sad
thought when lookitg upon the regiment
drawn up in line, to think such youth
ful faces must be trodden in the dust,and
such manly forms made marks for the
death dealing bullets of the enemy. But
the peaceful smiles on their faces and the
fearless look dissipate all thoughts of the
near approach of death, and leave to the
beholder only the other alternative of ad
miration for their bravery.
AH are waiting and preparing patient
ly for an onward movement, but in en
tire ignorance of the time of that event
Of course each regiment wants to be in
the first engagement. Ours is anxious
to move across the river. The restless
unsatisfied desire for something still in
the future, which pervades the human
mind generally, is not merged even in the
active life of a soldier. Though the boys
have two company drills, on battalion
drill, and one dress parade each day, be
sides other duties entirely too numerous
to mention, yet they desire to go on
scouting parties, and do not wise to be
encamped moie than a week in one place.
Every Sunday there is preaching by
the Chaplain. The Chaplaia also keeps
the P. 0. for the regiment, receiving all
the letters, taking them to the city P. 0.,
and bringing the returning mail.
Our eating continues very good. My
dinner (and it is a sample) to day con
sisted of fresh bread, a loaf being distrib
uted daily to each man, boiled corned
beef, and a tin cup of coffee with sugar
but no milk. The companies do their
own cooking. Company B. has hired
one of its own members as permanent
cook.
When I next write you I hope to tell
of our crossing the river and treading the
“sacred soil of Virginia.”
Clermont.
Transcript.
REGULAR TRI-WEEKLY
ST. CROIX RIVER PACKET,
s_ ALLEW’
ISAAC GRAY, Master,
WILL leave Prescott Mondays, Wednes
days and Fridays. Leave Taylor Falls
Tuesday#, Thursdays ..nd Saturdays, forming
a direct connection with the Railroad and St.
Louis Packets.
Prescott, May 22, 1861. n 3tf
BUSINESS CARDS.
ATTORNEYS.
A. H. YOUNG. ». rITCH »
YOUNG <fc FITCH,
Attorneys at Law ; All business entrusted to
their care will be promptly attended to.
Office over City Bank Prescott.
Prescott, May 15, 1861. n2tf
WHITE & JAY,
Attorneys at Law ; Will practice in all the
Courts ot this State and Minnesota.
Prcseett, May 8. 1861. nltf
JOHN L. DALE,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law : Collec
tion made, taxes paid and abstracts of title
furnished.
Forestville, Wis., May 4, 1861. nltf
JAMES B. GRAY, H. L. HUMPHBEY.
GRAY & HUMPHREY,
(Successors to Wetherby <fc Gray, and to
Humphrey <fc Wilson.)
Attorneys & Counselors at Law,
HUDSON, ------- WISCONSIN,
no 17tf.
CLOUGH <t BAKER,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Hud
son, St. Croix Co. Wis,, will attend to Pro
fessional Business in Wisconsin and Minn.
May 6, 1861. nlt f
A. MORSE,
Attorney at Law and Notary Public ;Col
lections promptly made.
River F alls, Nay 4,1861.
P. V. WISE.
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Prescott,
Wisconsin.
Prescott, May 8,1861. nltf
JAMES B. GRAY,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Hud
son, Wisconsin. All business promptly at
tended to.
July 3,1861. n9H
PHYSICIANS.
J. M. WHIPPLE,
Physician and Surgeon. Prescott, Wis.. will
attend to Professional Business in the coun
try as well asthe City f'utn this time. Par
ticular attention given to diseases of the
Eye and Opthalmic Surgery. Officeat City
Drugstore, on Thi’cl Street.
Prescott, June 12,1861. n6yl
R. J. WU.COX, M. D.
Homeopathic Physician, River Falls, Wiscon
sin. Office corner of Third and Maple sts.
July 3, 1861. n9tf
A. D. ANDREWS,
Physician and Surgeon ; Office at the Drug
Store, corner of Main and Maple Streets,
River Falls.
River Falls, Nay 4,1861. nltt
S. M. DAVIS,
Physician and Surgeon ; Office at his resi
dence, on Second Street.
River Falls, May 4, 1861. nltf
ME RC II ANTS.
BEARDSLEY LYFORD,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods
and Groceries ; Store on Broad and Levee
Streets.
Prescott, May 15,1861. n2tf
.1. W. I’lt ATT,
Dealer in Dry Good®. Groceries, Gloths,
etc. All articles of Clothing made to or
der.
River Falls, May 4, 1861. nltf
G, J. AP. ROBERTS,
Dealer in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
Boots and Shoes, Clothing, Groceries, etc.
Store corner of Main and .Maple Sheets,
River Falls, May 4,1861. nltf
S. D. DODGE,
Dealer in all kinds of Stoves, Agricultural
Implements, Tin and Hardware. Custom
Work done to order.
River Falls, May 4, 1861. nltf
H O T E L S7~
KILBOURN HOUSE?"
J. McD. 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
AMERICAN HOUSE,
C. P. Barn»rd Proprietor. Supper, Bed and
Breakfast for 50 c,ents. Single Meals 20
cents. Board $2,50 per week, to be paid
weekly.
Prescott, May Ist, 1861. nltf
J’LINT HOUSE,
Parker Flint, Proprietor, Main Street, River
Falls, W is. Good Stables attached to the
House.
River Falls, May 4,1861. nltf
FARMER’S HOME.
Peter Bott, Proprietor ; Corner of Broad
and Orange streets, Prescott, Wisconsin.—
Peter Bott begs leave to inform his friends
that he has just completed his new building,
and has good accommodations for eating,
drinking and sleeping weary travelers.
Prescott, June 12,1861. n6tf
CITY HOTEL,
Hudson, Wisconsin ; A. Boyden, Proprietor.
This house has been newly furnished, and no
pains will be spared to make its guests “at
home.” General stage office.
July 3,1861. n9tf
M I S C E L LAN E S~
CITY BANK OF PRESCOTT.
PRESCOTT, ------------ WISCONSIN.
W. P. Westfall, Cashier.
Chas. Miller, President.
Exchange bought and sold, and prompt at
tention given to collections.
Prescott, June 19, 1861. nßyl
CITY DRUG STORE
Is Doing a Brisk Business, where all kinds of
Drugs. Medicines, Paints. Oils, Perfumery,
and fancy articles can be bought at ex
tremely low prices. As I pay cash down
for my Goods I can sell them Cheap for Cash,
only. Call and see for yourself.
Prescott, May 12,1861. W. J. Whipple.
OLIVER GIBBS, JR„
Prescott, Wisconsin, will buy and sell lands
on Commission, pay taxes, and attend to
interests of non-residents generally, buy
and sell Land Warrants, negotiate Loans,
etc., etc.
Also Commissioner of Deeds for all the
Northern States,
Prescott, May 6,1861. nltf
C. B. COX,
Dealer in Flour, Grain, etc. Custon Work
done to order. The best brands of Flour
sent to «11 parts of the country.
River Falls, May 4,1861. n
MASONIC.
There will be a regular meeting of N. W.
Lodge No. 105 of Free and Accepted Ma
sons on the second and fourth Tuesdavs of
each month at Masonic Hall, Schaser’sJßuil
ding, Prescott, Wisconsin.
FARMING TOOL DEPOT
A T
BEARDSLEY & LYFORD’S!
ON THE LEVEE,
FOR
BRALEY & PITT’S
v THRESHING
MACHINE 1 I
THE
BEST MACHINE IN THE WEST!
We have two of said Machines in store, and
solicit the attention of
THRESHERS I
Beardsley lyford, Agents for
Esterley’s Improved Reaper and Mower.
Beardsley & lyford, Agents for
Whitewater Plow Factory.
IM*
Beardsley & lyford, Agents for
the celebrated Janesville Fanning Mills.
Beardsley & lyford, have on hand
a complete assortment of all kinds of
Farming Tools.
BEARDSLEY & LYFORD.
Prescott, May 15, 1861. n2tf
TO THE
TRAVELINCPUBLIC!
We have the Exclusive
AGENCY!
BOTH FOR
FREIGHTS AND TICKETS
OF THE
MILWAUKEE <fc PRAIR'E DU CHIEN
JVL Railroads; also the ag ?ncy of the Pack
et Boats connecting with
Prairie Du Chien & Dunleith.
The Boats running'in connection the Prairie
flu Chien
RAILROAD
Are the best on the River, to-wit:
JfZZ W A UKEE, ITASCA,
GOLDEN ERA
AND
WAR EAGLE.
Passengers Going South or East
Can obtain Tickts at our Office on the Levee
at any hour.
ZB O -A. T S
Leave Prescott Daily, at 12 o’clock, reach
ing Prairie du Chien at 9 o’clock next
morning.
BEARDSLEY & LYFORD.
Prescott, Muy 8, 1861. nltf
AGENTS FOR
TJ-A- CROSSE
AND
MILWAUKEE R-R!
The Shortest and Quickest Route
T O
M ilwaukee ,
CHICAGO, AND THE EAST.
PRESCOTT, WIS.,
May 15,1861. n2tf
meat market
Great Reduction in Prices?
FRESH MEATS,
BACON, LARD <fe TALLOW,
OF THE
CHOICEST KINDS,
Kept constantly on hand.
CASH PAID FOR
Beef Cattle, Hogs, Veal, halves & Hides*
STEPHEN COLLINS.
Prescott, May 8,1861., nl ts
V AMI & CUTT’S
GRAIN SEPARATOR I
WE are now manufacturing Nash & Cutt’s
Grain Separator. This Mill defies all
competition for speed and
Thorough Cleaning of Wheat!
At the National Fair in Chicago this Mill took
the premium of SSO, awarded by the Board of
Trade to the best Mill. For further particu
lars enquire of the manufacturers.
BEARDSLEY, MEACHAM & CO..
Manufacturers.
Prescott, August 12,1861. nl6tf
smith; shervood & co,
COMMISSION AND
FORWAfiDING
M RCHANTS,
ST. LOUIS, - - * MISSOURI.
Will give prompt perional attention to the
sale of all kinds of Produce and Provisions,
and make quick returns of sales of the same.
REFEB TO
The Merchants and Shippers generally of
Piescott, Hudson, and SI. Paul.
May 4,1861. nlm
Administrator s Said,
In Peobate —Pierce County Couw.
In the matter of the estate of Simon
deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that by
and in pursuance of an order of ]j cen *
made in said matter on the third day of
1861, by the County Court of said county
the undersigned administrator of said deceased
will, on the 15th day of July next, a t
o’clock a. m., at the Probate Offiec, in Concer*
Hall building, in the city at Prescott, o g er
for sale at public vendue the undivided half o f
the following described lands to-wit;
west half of north-east quarter of
quarter of sec. four, and the south east quarter
of north-west quarter of section
en, and north naif of south-east quarter an( ]
south half of north-east quarter of sec. tw (n .
ty seven, and south-west quarter of
quarter of sec. thirty-four in township twen.
ty-six, range eighteen west, and the
east quarter of north-east quarter of section
thirty-three, and the south-west quarter of
north-west quarter of sec. thirty in township
twenty-seven range eighteen west, and the
north-east quarter of sec. twenty-fir® j n
ship twenty-seven range nineteen west, and
the north-west quarter of section thirty Bix
and the north half of south-west quarter of
section thirty-five, and the east half o f north
west quarter and south-west quarter of north
west quarter of sec. thirteen in township twe s .
tv-five range seventeen west, and the east half
of south-west quarter and west half of south
east quarter of section nineteen and the north
half of north-west quarter of sec. thirty
township twenty-seven range seventeen west,
and also lots nine and ten in block J., ] o t s
three and four in block M., and lot seven
block ten, in Copp & Maxson’s addition to
the city of Prescott.
The terms of sale will be made knownat
the time and place ot sale.
M. A. DREIBELBIS, Administrator,
Dated at Prescott, June 6,1861.
Sheriff’s Sale-
W. J. Newell, ) „
ag’st > Pierce Co. Circuit Court.
A. O. A. Stowell. )
BY VIRTUE of an execution issued out of
the Circuit Court for Pierce county, for
the sum of eighty and 45-100 dollars in the
above entitled action. T have levied upon the
following describ, d property in said county
to-wit: The south-west q north
east quarter of section 2, tov n 27, range 17,
and the north-west quarter oi south-east quar
ter of section 2, town 27, range 17, except a
piece in south-west comer, 24 rods north and
south by 13 rods east and west, which I will
expose and sell at public auction to the highest
bidder, at the front door of J M McKee's Book
Store, in the City of Prescott, in said county,
on the Bth day of August. A. D. 1861, at 2
o’clock p. m. to satisfy said execution and costs.
Dated at the Sheriffs Office, in the city of
Prescott, this 27th dav of June, A. D. 1861.
J. R.’FREEMAN, Sheriff.
J. S. White, Pl’ffs Att’y.
Circuit Court, Pierce Co., Wisconsin.
Eighth Judicial Circuit.
George Braley, Plaintiff, ag’st Ronaldo P. :
Pratt, Julia A. Pratt, Win. A. Smith, Wm. |
Little, Jr., Ira Smith, Jr., Marcus A. Ful
ton and Jane Fulton, Administratrix, and
Marcus A. Fulton, Administrator of James
M. Fulton deceased, Defendants.
BY VIRTUE of a judgment of foreclosure
and sale obtained in the above entitled
case at the May term of said court tor said
county to-wit: on the 29th day of Mav. A.
D. 1861, I shall sell to the highest bidder at
the front door of the City Bank of Prescott,
in the city of Prescott, in said county, on Sat
urday, the 21st day of September, A. D.
1861 jat one o’olock’in the afternoon, the fol
lowing described premises to satisfy sa ; d judg
ment with interest and costs of sale to-wit
The north-east quarter of the south-west quar
ter of section five, township twenty-seven of
range eighteen ; also, the north-east quarter of
the south-west quarter of section five, town
ship twenty-seven of range eighteen, contain
ing eighty acres of land, more or less, being
in thc county of Fierce and State of Wiscon
sin. A. H. Young, Referee.
J. S. White Jay, Plff’s Atty’s.
State of Wisconsin—Circuit Court.
Pierce County-
Alvin Braley ag’st Phillip Brown, Eliz R
Brown and Joel Foster. Summons for Re
lief —Cow. served.
State of Wisconsin, to Pillip F Brown, Eliza
R. Brown and Joel Eoster:—You areir/e
---by summoned and required to answer the torn
plaint in this action of which a copy was filed
in the office of the clerk oi this court at his of
fice in said county July 15, A D. 1861, and
serve a copy of your answer on the subscribers
at their office in the city of Prescott, in said
county, within twenty days after the service
hereof, exclusive of the day of such service;
and if you fail to answer the complaint as
aforesaid, the plaintiff will apply to the court
for the relief demanded in the complaint.
Witness the Hon. L. P. Wetherby, Judge of
the eighth Judicial circuit, at the city of Pres
cott, the 13th day of July, one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-one.
nil J. 8. WHITE <fc JAY, Pl’ffs Att’y.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, By the Common Council of the
city of Prescott, that notice be given to all
Sarties owning lots on Broad Street, between
iinnickinnic Street and the store occupied by
W. D. Sterling, on the West side, and that as
Joseph Firner, on the East side, that they "will
be required to build side-walk in front of their
lots within sixty days from the publication of
this notice. All lots not planked in front at
the expiration of the time will be done by the
city, as provided in Sec. 5, Chan. 6 City Chai
ter; the work to be done as hereinafter pro
vided. The planks to be two inches thick and
eight feet long, to be supported by four joist,
three by six inches, to lay on the giound or be
supported by good blocking; the side-walk
to be built as near level as possible, and suit
the convenience of the stores—all to be done
in workmenlike manner, and under the direc
tion of the Street Commissioners.
J. M. WHIPPLE, Mayor.
W. T. Hatch, City Clerk. nl2w9
NEW REMEDIES FOR
SPERRY! ATORKHG! A.
Howard association, phila
delphia, A Benevolent Institution estab
lished by ejwcial Endowment, for the Relief of
tki Sick and afflicted with Virulent
and Chronic Diseases, and esp dally for the
Cure oi Diseases o f the Sexual Organs.
MEDICAL ADVICE given gratis, by the
Acting Surgeon.
VALUABLE REPORTS on Spermator
rhoea, and other Diseases of the Sexual Or
gans. and on the new remedies employed in
the Dispensary, sent in sealed letter envelopes,
free of charge* Two or three Stcmps for pos
tage acceptable. Address DR. J. SKILLIN’
HOUGHTON, Howard Association, No. 2g.
Ninth Street. Philadelphia. nllyl
TO CONSUMPTIVES.
THE subscriber will cheerfully send (free
of charge) to all who desire it, the copy
of a Simple Receipe by which he was cured
of that dire disease eonsumption.
Suffeteis with Consumption, Asthma. Bro
nchitis, or any lung affection, he sincerelv hopes
will try this Recipe, well satisfied if they do
so they will be more than satisfied with the
resuft. Thankful for b»s own eoinpllte ie»to
ration, he is anxious to place in tne hands oi
every sufferer the meansof cure. Those
ing he recipe with full directions, etc ,
please call on or address
Rev. WM. S. ALLEN,
No. 66 John Street, New York.
DENTIST,
C. S. RICKER, DENTIST,
HAS located permanently at Prescott.—
Rooms next door to Griffin’s Store-
Business solicited.
Prescott, Julv 31st, iB6O.
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