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LUTE A. TAYLOR, Publisher- }
VOL. V.l
llrrstoft journal.
»The union of lakes—the uuion of lands—
The union of States none can Sever—
The union of hearts—the union of hands—
\nd the Flag of our Union forever.-J/orri*.
Prescott- Wisconsin- Sept 18, 1861-
»«r- ]>’or Lirt of Banks, Market Report an-1
| Latest sew«, se« Fourth page.
Republican State Convention.
A Republican State Convention will be
I held at the Capitol, in the city of Madison, at
J 12o’clock, M.. on Wednesday, the 29th day of
September next for the purpose of nominating
fjudidates for State officers.
Each Assembly District, under the new ap
r.rtionment, will be entitled to two delegates
in the Convention.
The Committee recommend that the prima
ry meetings for the selection of delegates be
hrld on or before the 14th day of September,
u.d that the District Committees issue early
alls for such meetings, that the people may
-e thoroughly notified, and choose delegates
•»ho fairly reflect their w ishes.
Chairman Republican State Com.
Mad'son, August 12,1861.
Senatorial Convention.
Die undersigned, members of the Republi
can and Democratic committees for the 28th
Senatorial District, under the old apport on
| believing that all other political issues
J « mid be imstponed till the issue of Govern-
I men! or No Government is decided by the
contest in which the Nation is engaged* and
‘ it King their duty to take some action in ref
' « rence to the nomination *»f State Senator.they
< request the legal voters in the new District,
, c-(inq><*ed of the counties of Pierce, St. Croix,
Polk. Burnett, Douglas. La Pointe and Ash
iiml. to lay aside all partisan feelings, and
unite for the nomination and election of a
> State Senator upon the single issue of fitness
f for lhe office fidelity to tlv? National Gov
| eHituent.
To this end the undersigned hereby call a
>ourention for the nomination of State Sena
tor, to be held at Hudson, on Wednesday, the
Mday of October next, to be composed of
the following number of delegates from each
‘ •".flirted -county, apportioned upon the total
x-te polled therein at the last Presidential elec
Pierce County 6. Douglas County 2
St. Croix •* 7 La Pointe “ 2
Polk " 3 Ashland " 2
DANIEL MEARS, Mem. Dorn. Co.
JAMES B. GBA¥, •• Rep. “
Prescott, August 24, 1861.
Note.—The above are all the committee
then residing in the District under the new ap
portionment. with the exception of I. I. Fos
ter. dem, who declines to sign the call.
Peoples’ Convention.
The undersigned citizens of Pierce County,
Wvbcohs™, believing at this time that the in
i toft <A <‘ur common country demands the
I union of all parties to sustain her in her strug
gle in maintaining the supremacy of the laws,
unite in a call for a Peoples' Convention of
all patriots, irrespective of former predilec
tions, to be holden in the several wards and
towns of this county on Wednesday, the 25th
day of September inst., tor the purpose of
electingdelegotes from each town and ward to
attend a Peoples’ Convention to be holden at
Trimbelle on the 28th day of September inst.
for the purpose of electing delegates to the
I nion Senatorial Convention to be held at
Hudson oti the 9th day of October next.
Each town and ward will be entitled to the I
following number of Delegates, based on the
total vote of each town :
Prescott—lst Ward, 3 River Falls, 6
, u 2d Ward, 5 Glifton, 3
yak Grove, 2 Trimbelle, 3
3 Diamond Bluff, 1
Trenton, 1 Isabel. 1
Eartland, 1 P. Valiev, 3
Ttn y. 1 El Paso,' 1
Smith R Gunn F J Bell
0 Strahl M W Packard
11 P Ames G R Griffin
A D Andrews A W Wild
C P Barnard C J Riker
W T Hatch Z B Flint
Stephen Collins H Britton
J D Trumble C B Cox
R M Sands A L Cox
J W Beardsley D W Smith
C O Boughton J W Pratt
W. G Hurt A Gibson
J H Fuller L B Aldrich
ilson Kinney George W Pratt
•J L Dale Cyrus Glass
'' T Miles Benj JPilcox
. m Crippen R J Wilcox
Oliver Gibbs Jr E JFHaviland
Alex Campbell D H Levings
J N Adams J S Webb
Strickland GI ap Roberts
S Ticknor
H H Farnham A Creel man
” R Gates S D Dodge
Cute A Taylor Edwin Brownell
A Morse Parker Adams
-has E Young G P Burnett
~ Marsh Thomas Lauder
p Bennett J R Lyford
Barnes O S Powell
” P- Westfall Wm A Tozer
H Moore A Ticknor
* Powell Chas Hutchinson
JM McKee M N Tubbs
? I Maxson H B Bates
’ M Oakley Geo P Smith
“J>oe J A Short
” “ Comstock SM Davis
r e M A Dreibelbis
Whne Wm M Greene
5?S n ®“ Clements
* h Dunbar A H Young
General Good Feeling and right Jolly
On Monday last the citizens of Pres
cott aud Pierce County gave a compli
mentary dinner to the St. Croix Rifles.
The committee took hold of the matter
with hearty good will, and the result was
a perfect success. The Fair Grounds
were filled with “ fair women and brave
men”—the soldiers and their relatives.—
Old men were there, the fire of a youth
ful enthusiasm in their eyes—men in the
prime of life, either “going to the wars,”
or blessing those who go—boys full of
fun, and going through the motions of
the mimic fight—little children, with no
real comprehension of the meaning of the
scene, but only a vague, indefinite sense
of danger somewhere—mothers, whose
brave boys were going to meet the un
certain issues of the stormy fight—sis
ters whose brothers were leaving the en
dearments of homo for the danger and
discipline of the tented field—and hap
py maidens, lending romance .to war,
and showing that loyalty to them means
loyalty to Freedom and Law, and giving
assurance that
“ The bravest are the tendercst,
The loving are the daring,"
It woke strange thoughts to stand on
that ground where peace had won proud
triumphs, and see the close formed ranks,
bear the cheers of the soldiery, the can
non that thundered of war—the drums
that talked of fight, and see the banners
waving with “ battle'' written on every
stripe, flashing from every star.
The dinner was ample for both sol
diers and citizens, everything went off
in fine style and the best of good feeling
Just before dinner a little little incident
occurred which is worthy of note. The
married ladies, doubtless thinking with
Miss Dix, that girls are hardly capable of
waiting on soldiers, resolved to wait on
the tables, aud the girls were warned to
leave the premises. Of course we don’t
blame the married ladies for wishing to
wait on the soldiers, but the girls, think
ing it was an assumption of p< wer, held
a caucus, formed a squad, and marched
in and routed their elders, and waited
on the tables themselves. Good for the
girls 1
After dinner the whole company drill
ed for some time, the Light Artillery
marching with them, and then the Fair
Ground was covered with little squads,
composed of about an equal number of
each sex, and di cussing,—well, either
Hardee’s Tactics, or some thing else, —
probably the latter.
About three o’clock the speaking com
menced, and brief and stirring speeches
were made by Lute A. Taylor, Capt.
Samuels, Shcl. Otis, C. P. Barnard, Ho
sea B. Bates and P. V. Wise. Each
speech was greeted with tremenduous
applause and with a response from the
•‘Little Rodman,” which was much the
loudest talker on the ground. “The Red
White and Blue," “Star Spangled Ban
ner," and other patriotic songs were sung
by Misses Chloe Hatch, Frank Bar
tholomew, Frank M. Fuller, Dett
Smith and Louise Brackbill, and the
singers and the songs were both loudly
Capt. Samuel was warmly greeted
when he came upon the platform, and
his speech, so proper and pertinent to the
occasion, was enthusiastically received.—
We give its closing portion:
On the part of the St. Croix Rifle 1,1 return
you their sincere thanks for the kind welcome
you have given us this day, lam sure I have
expressed the sentiment of every heart in my
Company when I say tliat they will never to
the latest hour of their existence forget the
courtesy which you have shown them to-day.
As another opportunity may not occur pre
vious to our departure, we bid you Farewell.
May the days be few that shall separate us.
We go to swell the Gland Army of America,
towed ourselves to the cause that shall bring a
speedy peace, But be short or [long,
the St. Croix Rifles will never falter till th e
last man shall have sealed the Magna Chart*
ot our Country with his blood, to make it per
manent and triumphant over treason. We go
tojguard your rights and to protect yonr Liber
ties. Citizens J-Assoldiers of the Union it will
be our steady aim to become a breastwork be
tween you and your enemies, the rebels and
the anarchists. While we thank you heartily
for your friendship, and your patriotic interest
in us, it will be our steady aim to prove our
selves worthy of all your hopes
After the speaking was over, the St.
Croix Rifles, the Light Artillery, the la
dies, and citizens formed into procession,
under the Marshal, M. A. Driebklbis,
and marched down town, where the Ar
tillery fired a salute to the Rifles, after
wards marched to the Journal Office
and fired a salute, and broke ranks, all
heartily pleased with the exercises of the
In the evening there was a dance at
Dunbar’s Hall, which was largely attend
ed. Smith, of the Kilbourn House,
furnished an excellent supper, with about
two hours notice, and everything went
oft' in jolly fashion. Several of the la
dies wore articles of dress with the red,
white and blue, and the boys stood by
the colors to the last.
The St. Croix Rifleshave been full for
several days, and are daily expecting to
leave. We give a list of the members of
the company.
W. J. VINCENT—Is/ Lieut,
P. V. WlSE— 2nd Lieut.
E Warendorp, L 0 Marshall,
T B Pickett, A J Jones,
J Mitchel], T O’Connor,
E II Hoover, P O’Connor,
J Crowley, E S Clark,
M J Beier, L B Bickford,
A Oleson, J Hebert,
G W Gore, J A Hunter,
R V Pratt, L Carter,
I N Nichols, J B Follensbee,
R Lovell, G W. Babcock,
A Pollard, W Beaver,
J S Durham, A Babcock,
J Dolin, J A Houston,
G W Truman, J Phillips,
Simon Lillis, J G White,
W Moody, G Carson,
N Hooker, L B Richerd,
D P Hewett, D C Burr,
S Sweasy, C Fable,
G W Wing, A Jones,
D H Turner, J Wyatt,
J Gilroy, P Hudson,
C Mansergb, M W Coe,
J D Putnam, J Bryant,
S W Button, H Kaylor,
E L Johnson, G Malonny,
J F Lenfcst, H Wilson,
G W Forman, S Babcock,
P H Van Meter. A H Cooper,
H Cowles, J S Parmeter,
J Lapham, J B Peabody,
E Moore, N Anderson,
H Bennett, S Jackson,
W Wilkinson, S C Williams,
II J Bennett, M L Davis,
John Williams. Charles Steward,
Hugh McCurry, Briant Brown,
John Cecil, ’ Joseph Hebert Sen.
John Oleson, J B Butler,
S. F. Duell, H S Harriman,
James Smith, J A Warner,
Thomas H. Brown,W H Cowan,
M W Cowles, W H Peabody,
Gus. Marlett, F A Peabody,
James McCabe, Richard Malona,
Hugh McAdam, John Saxton,
S W Petersen.
We have read in an old Latin po
em of a storm so severe, that it turned
up the ocean from its depths, and show
ed the boiling sand between the billows,
whose foaming crests shut out the sun.
To-day we have a political storm which
is its counterpart. The surges go clear
down to the foundations of our free in
stitutions. The pillars of government
rock and tremble in the terrible tempest.
At such a time how mean and paltry
sounds the name of party. Let us take
in a broader conception of duty and
rise to the higher level of citizens and
Pierce Co. has been loyal to the
Republican party. Her convictions have
been strong, and her action true. Her
Republicans now unanimously demand
of the party that they be not called on to
vote for a strict party ticket. They be
lieve that the great struggle for Govern
ment overshadows all other issues, and
while the great majority of the Democrats
vie with them in loyalty to the gov
ernment, they wish no strife with them
on partisan grounds. If the Republican
State Convention wants votes here, it
must respect the convictions of the peo
Closing Up. — Next week we shall
issue the last number of the Prescott
Transcript, having sold the patronage
aud good will of the office to the publish
er of the Journal. The Transcript is the
oldest paper in the St. Croix Valley, it
have been published withot intermission
since February, 1855, more than six and
a half years.
To our many friends in these parts, we
say, your pati onage you are already paid
for, your kindnesses will always be grate
fully remembered. May you be blessed
of God and loved by men. Our editori
al friends we bid adieu until after the
war. And te our few and scurvy ene
mies, most of whom are traitors, we say,
may the Devil soon take you to Secessia
unless you speedily repent.
For seven years we have labored for
the material prosperity of Prescott and
Pierce County. XVe had nothing to be
£‘n with, and during this time have at
ast doubled our money. ‘For a valua
ble consideration’ we now lay down the
pen, scissors and composing stick, for the
present, — Transcript.
Written for tke Journal.
Thoughts of the Summer.
The summer has sung its parting song
in wood and dell. Its hours of golden
sunshine have seemed to pass away so
swiftly that we can scarce believe that
months have come and gone since we
hung with such delight over the first pale
flowerets of the spring. We cannot re
alize that summer is gone; as we refuse
to take into our hearts the cruel truth
that one we love is dead—though we
have witnessed the changes of nature
that should have prepared us for the end.
The violets faded, and roses bloomed, as
fresh and sweet as if they were newly
created, and had not come every June
upon this old earth, so torn by strife and
revolution. But the roses are gone, and
we miss many other flowers from bluff
and prairie.
We saw on yonder gently sloping hill
side the tender green of young grain
when it first shot up above the ground;
and wo rested our eyes there when it
stood in its midsummer glory, waving in
long undulating lines, with combinations
of light and shade beautiful beyond de
One can sit on a sunny afternoon,
watching those flitting shadows—give
free scope to fancy, and wander in day—
dreams away from the every-day world
into realms of fariy where everything is
bright and fair.
A perfect picture was this field of wa
ving grain, and we liked it none the less
when a delicate tinge of golden brown
stole over it, growing darker and darker
day by day, until one morning we saw
tl e harvesters busy there; and it had the
charm of richer suggestiveness when the
field was dotted with brown sheaves.
This short summer was yet long e
nough to bring abundant reward to the
farmer’s toil—aud, alas; while the sun
was ripening the golden harvest to feed
the nations it shone on other fields wet
with blood, where a grim and terrible
Reaper with a flashing sickle gathered to
his garner youth and manhood, hope and
The summer hours have been filled
with mourning and still the same voice
is heard on Northern hills and in homes
of the South, for pressing the cold sod,
are many brows upon which every lock
was known to some loving fingers, manly
forms upon which tender eyes looked
proudly not long ago, and hands that
were wont to win bread for little ones
now orphaned.
And still the bright waters ripple in
the sunlight, still the joyous birds chirp
and twitter in their fragrant cups in every
nook of the glad green earth. No look
of pity in the smiling sky, no sigh of sor
row among the whispering trees, no
knell for the departed from the pendulous
harebells that swing in every breeze.
Nature perfects her work though the
children of earthare perishing; and we
rejoice that her great plan cannot be dis
turbed by the deeds of men. To those
who mourn, it sometimes seems a pitiless
mockery that summer should smile, and
the soft air be glad with the music of my
riads of tiny creatines, when faces that
were the light of life are vanished from
mortal sight; that flowers should bloom
and leaves dance, when eyes that loved
to look on them are closed forever upon
earthly beauty; yet who would have the
brightness of June dimmed by a shadow
of human sorrows. Nature woes all with
a thousand voices to her haunts of glad
ness : she speaks of holy things to hearts
that are free from care, and she has a
priceless balm for grief. Who of us, that
have wept, and have gone forth and yiel
ded ourselves to her mysterious influen
ces, and listened for spirit-whispera from
boughs or waves, have not found half the
bitterness of our tears taken away!
De Quincey, that subtle analyzer of e
motions, says that the thought of death is
more profoundly affecting in summer than
in any other season; and speaks of the
antagonsim between the exuberance of
life in this holiday time of the year and
the wintry sterility of the grave—the glo
ry around us, and the darkness within us;
Yet if one we love must die may it be in
summer. May roses give their sweetness
to the couch, and may the looks of the dy
ing one behold the highest loveliness of
the lower world e’er the spirit passes to
its happier home.
We are glad that they were the winds
of summer that wafted to us, across the
Atlantic the sorrowful tidings of thedeath
of Mrs. Browning—glad that her last
glance upon the land of her love and her
adoption saw it in its fairest garb—glad
that all who have been thrilled by her
lofty words may read now of white flow
ers strown upon her new made grave;
thay who love her in her native England
where they mourn her as in Italy; which
weeps for her whose heart was in its cause,
no less than for the great statesman they
have lately lost; and in America, which
pays heartfelt tributes to her genius, tho’
it is yet echoing the laments of our own
honored Ellsworth, and our gallant Win-
Ths summer that has left us saw
some mournful things death, battle, and
bloodshed; yet the days have floated
brightly byjeavingwith us pleasant mem
ories, and enduring pictures. We rejoice
in the summer, and are g<ad to tnink that
it will come again in its time. Some
who greeted its last coming will be miss
ing then; yet it will be welcomed joyous
ly. Snowy clouds will sail over land
scapes rich with harvest fields, leafy
branches will nod at each other, and but-
terflies flit upon the wing. May the next
June that sheds its benison upon our
country find it not echoing the thunder
of guns and waving with hostile banners,
but rejoicing in the garments of Peace.
Elner Lescel.
Prescott, Sept. 15th 1861.
- «»
Trial of Scales.— We have seen a state
ment of the recent official trial in one of the
principal counties in this State, of twenty
five Grain and Stock scales. They were the
ordinary out-door wagon scales, and were
tested just as they were found in common use,
thus making it one of the best possible prac
tical tests. Sixteen of them were of Fair
banks' make, and nine of various other kinds,
including some which have lately been claim
ed as superior to Fairbanks’. The result
showed a remarkable degree of accuracy in
thoso of Fairbanks’ make, while all others
were condemned as not sufficiently accurate
for use, The importance of this fact will be
appreciated without comment. We publish
it because it is one in which the public are
interested. — Chicago Tribune.
Our Flag at Fort Hatteras.
Oh, to have stood on the ramparts !
Oh, to have seen it soar—
The dear old banner floating
Over its own, once more I
Oh, to have heard the cheering
That greeted our Eagle's rise.
Up to his golden eyrie.
Under the Southern skies !
Not in the lust of conquest,
Not in the greed of gain—
Cometh the starry pennon
U nto its own again ;
But promise or peace and pardon
Forth to the erring holds,
And summons repentant children
Back to its sheltering folds.
Once more, we wish to call the atten
tion of our readers in other parts of the State to
the fact, that the Northwest is in favor of a
ticket of true men, irrespective of former par
ty associations. Our delegates to the State
Convention are instructed to withdraw if such
a ticket cannot be nominated. We do not
propose to become democrats ! we ask no dem
ocrat to become a republican, but we do de
mand that we have a ticket which shall ex
press the single idea of completely crushing
out this on which we can all
—A call has been published in the Hudson
papers, signed by about 200 of the prominent
citizens of the county, irrespective of party, to
respond to the call for tne union senatorial
At Raymond, Racine County, on Monday,
the 9th inst., by the Rev. N. A. Millard, Mr.
D. B. BAILEY of this place, to Miss HAR
RIET P. SHUMWAY, of Raymond.
Wisconsin Stage Company.
STAGES leave Hudson for Prescott Daily,
(Sundays excepted,) in the morning in
time to connect with boats going South.
Leave Prescott for Hudson, on the arival of
the Boats from the South. Fare—One Dol
lar, (each way.)
J E -W E lu E Fl J
HAVING had an extenssve practice in
the Glock, Watch and
Jewelry Business!
Wouldyespectfully announce to the citizens of
Prescott and the public generally, that he is
now permanently situated atR. 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
George’s Livery Stable.
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
Prescott, August 29, 1861. 17tf
* n bounty Orders, down, and SIOO
Cash, on time, will buy 160 acres
of first class Timber Land, 3 miles East of
Walker’* Saw Mill, in El Paso, on the State
Road. There are 1000 or more large sized
Sugar Maples on the land and
Three Improved Farms
adjoining. Title perfect. Description—nw
Section 2, Town 26 Range 16.
Prescott, August 12,1861. nl6w4
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 days
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.'s, Chap, 6 City Charter.
J. M. WHIPPLE, Mayor.
W, T. Hatch, City Clerk.
Items. — The Light Artillery Co. of
this City is not going into the service, as
a company, though many of the mem
bers have joined other companies. Capt.
Hillier has been appointed to a position
in the Artillery branch of the service.
—Rev. N. McLeod has returned from
Madison with a Capta : n’s commission
and is recruiting for a company. A re
cruiting office is open.
—Hosea B. Bates, of River Falls,
brought in about a hundred weight of
roast pig, cold fouls, and “other things
accordin’ ”to the soldier’s dinner on
Monday. He was cheered “some.”
—Mr. D. Marsh, who is always doing
something to benefit somebody, treated
all tho soldiers to ice cream nt the dinner
».n Monday. Good for Marsh.
—Beardsley & Lyford have mov
ed their stock of Dry Goods to their store
on the Levee.
—Mr. Crippen has sold his hotel
building at the Co. Seat and one acre of
ground, to a gentleman from lowa, for
—We are informed that one of the
soldierstore down and destroyed a sign
which had just been painted for the Lyon
Guards. Mean business, and the trouble
is the oJ.iura attaches to the company,the
most of whom would scorn such au ac
—Elwell, of the Star, H. A. Tay
lor, of the Times, Mark Fulton. L. D.
Bartlett, and other distinguished gen
tlemen(!) from Hudson, attended the
soldier’s dance on Monday night.
—Mr. Byron Ames has a large quan
tity of Wilson’s Albany Seedling Straw
berry plants, to any one who wishes
—lt is proposed to raise a cavalry
Company here, M. A. Dreibelbis, of
this city, generously offers to give ten
horses for this purpose.
—The Company which Rev. N.
McLeod is raising is called the “Lyon
—lt will be seen by an article in this
paper that the Prescott Transcript is
suspeuded. The Journal is now the on
ly paper in the county.
—We are informed that Rev. A. Gib
son of River Falls, has enlisted in the
Lyon Guards.
—e print to-day, a pleasant article
fiom our new correspondent, Elner
Lescel. Our readers will doubtless of
ten hear from her hereafter.
—I. I. Foster, of this city, shot three
chickens at one shot on the wing. Good
for Ike.
—The State Atty Gen. Hon. Jas. H.Howe,
has announced that the county commissioners
will be elected by the county at large. We
will publish his letter next we»k.
—Prescott has become an important military
depot. <So.fliers throng the streets, flags wave
in the winds, and day sfter day the drum beat
stirs the blood. Hurrah for the Northwest!
—We believe that J. McDSmith has some
of the best pigs in the county. We do not re -
fer to any of his boarders, but to some youth
ful swine, which he purchased from M. Van
luwagen, of Pt. Douglas, We hope to see these
pigs on exhibition at the County Fair.
Company Attention!— The ‘Lyon Guards'
will be mustered in on Saturday next, at 2 o’,
clock P. M. at the Brick Church in this city.
Speeches may be expected, and the citizens
generally are invited to attend.
The volunteers at River Falls, will be mus
tered in at that place next Monday evening,
whan speeches will be made and a general war
meeting held.
Hou. Rodman Palmer, of Chippewa
Falls, late member of Assembly from this dis
trict, has joined an artillery company and is
soliciting recruits.— Lumberman,
While out in the country a day or two
since, we saw a steam Threshing Machine in
full blast. It performed its work admirably’
and is said to be much cheaper than horse
power. Verily, " Improvement treads upon
the heel of improvement.”— Hudson Times.
Citizens’ Volunteer Corps.—
This is the name of a company which is
being raised here, and they expect to go
into camp soon. We are informed that
this company commenced recruiting some
time ago, but gave away in order that
the St. Croix Rifles might fill up. That
company being full, the Volunteer Corps
think the field belongs to them, and are
anxious to secure recruits, and so of
course there is a rivalry between this
company, and the Lyon Guard, being
raised by Capt. McLeod.
Now both these companies cannot be
filled; one easily can. There must be
fault somewhere, but we are not well
enough acquainted with the facts to know
where it is. We hope for the common
good, the two companies may yet be uni
ted. Wo understand that the Vol
unteer Corps is to have no officers selected
till the company is full.
tIF An awful spell. When the Leg
islative Hall,at Concord N. H., was clear
ed of rubbish after adjournment, there
was found in the desk of one of the mem
bers a letter, which closed with this in
unction, “Jane ses get her a 24 hoop
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I NO. 21.
Proceeding* of the Republican
Assembly District Convention.
River Falls, Sept. 17th 1861.
Pursuant to call the Assembly Dist.
Rep. Convention for the Counties of
Pierce and St. Croix assembled at Cox’s
Hall iu the village of River Falls at one
o’clock P. M. for the purpose of electing
delegates to the Rep. State Convention at
Madison on the 25th of Sept, inst,
Stephen Collins of Prescott was ap
pointed temporary chairman, and Dr. A.
D. Andrews of River Falls Secretary.
Chairman appointed O. Gibbs Jr., J.
L. Dale and L. A. Taylor committee on
Com. reported tho following delegates
from Pierce Co entitled to seats.—Ste
phen Collins, O. Gibbs Jr., L. A. Tay
lor, proxy, J. L. Dale, A. D. Andrews.
S R. Gunn, proxy.
There being two set of delegates from
St. Croix, Committee reeomended that
both be admitted and that Pierce County
delegates cast two votes each as an oflsc<
The following delegates were admitted
from St. Croix Co.—Wm. M. Otis proxv
Joseph Green, 2 votes, M. S. Gibson, M.
Herrick, A. G. Peabody, L. D. Bartlett,
Wellington Gregory, Beach Sanford, M.
A. Fulton, proxy, J. B. Gray, proxy, 1.
N. VanSlyke.
Temporary officers were then declared
the permanent ones.
J. B. Gray offered the following resolu
tion, Resolved, That the delegates to
be elected at this convention to attend the
Republican State Convention to be held
at Madson on the 25 Sept, inst, bo and
they are hereby instructed to use their
influence to nominate a State ticket with
out respect to political parties; that in case
such nomination cannot be made, then
said delegates to withdraw and act no
further with said State Convention.
The resolution after some discussion,
was adopted.
Mr. Gibson then announced the with
drawal of one set of delegates from St.
Croix county.
On motion John Comstock was elected
a delegate from the Co, of St. Croix and
O. Gibbs, Jr., from the Co. of Pierce with
power of substitution and to cast two
votes on basis of former apportionment if
On motion it was Resolved, That the
minutes of the meeting be published in
the several papers in the Assembly Dist.
On motion, adjourned sine die.
S. Collins, A. D. Andrews.
President. Secretary-
Republican County Convention,
The Republican Co. Convention held
at Perry last Saturday, for the election
of delegates to the Assembly District
Convention at River Falls, was well at
The Convention was called to order by
Lute A. Taylor, and J. D. Trumbull was
chosen chairman, and W. F. Hatch Sec
The following delegates were elected
to the Convention at River Falls. Oliver
Gibbs Jr. Stephen Collins, A. D. An
drews, John L. Dale, Chas. O. Boughton
W. G. Hurt, J. D. Trumbull.
The feeling of the Convention was
unanimous in favor of a union ticket,and
the following resolution was passed:
Resolved, That tho Republicans of
Pierce County, believing that all minor
political issues should be avoided until
the present rebellion shall have been sub
dued, and recognizing the loyalty of the
great masses of the people of different
party organizations, are in frvor of a un
ion ticket for State and local officers, up
on which all loyal citizens can unite in
the approaching election without any sac
rifice of principle, but mutually consent
ing to a complete armistice of partizan
strife till the authority of the Federal Gov
ernment shall be fully vindicated, by a
vigorous prosecution of the war.
Hon. Moses S. Gibson.
The Hudson Times, in its last week’s
issue, comes out in an article putting for
ward this gentleman as a candidate for
Bank Comptroller, and the Journal doe*
likewise, urging strongly the claims of
the Northwest to be represented on the
State ticket.
We had preferred that all the present
State officers should be re nominated by
the State Convention as the Republicans
have done in Minnesota but as that is a
thing impossible, and as several changes
must necessarily be made, we hope to see
the name of Mr. Gibson for the office
named. Previous to the meeting of the
last State Convention we urged the nom
ination of this gentleman for the office,
believing then, as we do now, that this
part of the State deserves an officer, and
that the nomination of Mr. Gibson will
not only add strength to the ticket, but
will, if he is elected, give the State an
officer well qualified for the place in these
times of uncertain stocks and mixed fi
nances. — Transcript.

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