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Prescott, Wisconsin,September 25 1861
Our Platform.
I wish solemnly to declare before you and j
the world that I am for this Union wdhovi
conditions, one and indivisible, note and for ev- ,
er. lam for its preservation at any and every (
rod of blood and treasure aainst a I Us assail
ants. I know no neutrality between my
country and its foes, wh ther they be foreign
or domestic ; no neutrality between that gio
rious flag which now floats over ns and the in
grates and traitors who would trample it in
the dust. My prayer is for victory, complete,
enduring and overwhelming to the armies o
the Republic over all of its enemies. I am
maybe Proposed to be Made uxdeb the Guns
of the Rebels. * * *
• • • • The arbitrament of
the eword has been defiantly thrust into the
face of the Government and country, ami there
is no honorable escape from it. — Joseph Holt. ;
Camp Correspondence.
Camp Ltons, near Chain Bridge. Md„ ?
September 12,1861. $
Friend Lute :—The best poems are
said to have Loen written when the au
thor was constrained to write by the mo
ving of the spirit. If letters are made (
readable from the same cause then this
will l»e a very dull one, for I am com
pclled to force the inspiring spirit to give .
me even one expression worthy < f being J
written for others to read. I write this j
sitting on the ground in the open air on j
an ammunition box, and you can have |
7 ci
some small idea of the pleasantness of •
the situation when you are informed that I
last night it rained in torrents and wet
the whole regiment thoroughly. We
have been bivouaced here within two
hundred yards of the Potomac and with
in a short distance of the Chain Bridge
for eight days without any cover but our
blankets and a few bushes made into
bowers. The bowers are no protection
against the rain, and last night for the
third time we enjoyed the pleasure of
having the water run down our backs
and in our eyes and ears, as we lay en
joying the luxuriant sensation of drench
ed clothes against the skin. At first the
angry passions ot the boys were aroused,
and there was a murmuring, not loud
but deep, of unholy petitions and of cor*
tain consignments to that region “where
the fire is not quenched.” Then as the
Tam came faster and heavier the anger
was drowned out and mirth rose trium
phant over the scene. The boys jumped
out of their beds, making fun out of the
tain, their companions and their own
condition. I heard one boy halloo to an
other who was bedded some little dis
tance from him—“Oh, Joe .’ how much
water do you draw.” Another declared
he had to hold on to a tree to keep from
being floated down to Secossia. A great
many imagined themselves commanders
of Regiments and aroused every one by
their commands. There was a very sat
isfactory confusion of sounds, and I was ‘
entertained by them all the time I could |
get from the complaints of my bed fel
low, who would often change his posi
tion and say, “ Oh , this is rough;
I can't get in any position but the rain
will run into my ears.” His ears were
not remarkably long.
Yesterday afternoon while on Battal
lion Drill, we received orders to cross the
river, as a little fun was expected. The
command was received with a shout, and
in a few minutes we were treading the
“ sacred soil.” When two miles from
the river wo met the returning forces, the
skirmish having ended, and marched qui
etly back ‘to where we started. 1 know
nothing that is reliable of the cause or
the result of the fight, but understood
that the rebels fell back. The 79th N. Y*
Highlanders, 19th Indiana, 3d Vermont,
Ist Chasseurs, and Oof. Baker’s Cali for.
nia Regiment were among those who
made up the advance. Five or six killed
on our side and seven or eight wounded.
Loss among the Rebels unknown. These
facts are just as I received them from
some of the soldiers. There are many
facts and speculations concerning the
movements of our Regiment and the ar
my in general that have been and are
likely to be made, that would be interes
ting to write, but the general order from
headquarters restraining communications
concerning movements and camps for
bids. Indeed we do not know what in
direct means may give the enemy infor
mation. The fact of the movement of
one Regiment brought to the Rebels’ no*
tice might defeat the designs of the Gov
ernment. Hence the most important
and interesting source of letter-writing is
cut off. Our boys are very anxious for a
fight, and the frequent firing of the Fed
eral batteries just across the river by way
of trying their range, only sharpens the
desire for an onward movement- Every
night moio or less firing of musketry by
pickets can be heard in various directions-
They are generally false alarms. Com-
pany B. go out on picket duty to-morrow
about four miles above, on this side the
river. One company from the Regiment
goes each day. The company that was
out yesterday report nineteen shots fired
at them last night by the Rebels on the
Virginia side, none of which took effect.
If we ever get into a battle I will have
something to write about, and will im
prove the opportunity. There is some
thing commonplace and tedious to the
soldier in the every day routine of catnp
life, in the oft repeated preparation fo r
battle, that we think ur.worthy telling to
our friends left behind, and save time and
descriptions and startling “ hair breadth
escapes” until the smuke hns cleared
away from some personal conflict with
the enemy. Urged by this thought I
drop the pen, hoping that before the next
letter the 6th Regiment, and especially
company B, shall have made their mark
on the enemy.
Yours, etc.,
£205,000 in Specie.— Hon. S. D.
Hastings, State Treasurer, returned from
Washington this afternoon, where he has
been to receive a portion of the money
advanced in support of the war. He
obtained from the Secaetary of the Treas
ury two hundred and five thousand dol
lars, being forty per cent, of the amount
of the claim presented.
The States that have present- d claims
have all been served alike. Mr. Hastings
will receive to-day by express $40,0t)0 in
gold and $50,000 in silvei ; the balance
he left »n New York to pay for supplies
purchased in that city. Mercbat ts and
others desiring silver for change, can be
supplied at the State Treasury in ex
change fjr gold with the cost of trans
portation from New York added.— State
Vermont Election.—The vote in
Vermont at the late election will stand
about as follows ; For Mr. Holbrook,
the Republican and Union candidate for
Governor, 40,000; for Mr. Tacy, (him
self a Republican, but nominated by a
•Union” gathering,) 2,000; for Mr.
Smalley, the regular Democratic candi
date. 3,000. Hon. Paul Dillingham,
first nominated for Governor, but de
dined, bus been elected Senator by the
combined Republican and Democratic
Union veto. The Legislnture is over
whelmingly Republican and Union.
A Model Speech hy Gen. McClel
lan.—On the occasion of the review of
Pennsylvania troops at Washington, a
few days since, Gen. McClellan made the
following model speech :
Soldiers !—We have had our last re
treat. We have seen our last defeat.—
You stand by me, and I will stand by
you, and henceforth victory shall crown
our efforts.
Patriotism of the Lamented Lyon.
The Hartford Courant says the will
of the late General Lyon gives all bis
property, some $30,000, to the Govern
ment. Cn" we bear of another Instance
of this devotion which yields up life, and
everything that makes it desirable, to the
support of our country and its institu
tions ?
j&fj" A man in La Crosse, Wisconsin,
a few days ago, rushed to the river swear
ing that he would drown himself. When
he bad waded in to the depth of bis
waist, his wife who had followed him,
seized him by the hair, and then, as a lo
cal editor describes it, she “led him back
till they reached a place where the water
was about two feet deep, where she pull
ed him over backwarks, soused him un
der, and pulled bis head up again.—
‘Drown yourself—[down he went] —leave
me to father the brats' [another piling j]
—get drunk ! [another souse] — and
start for the river ! [another dip]—better
use water instead of rot gut ! —[another
dip and shake of bis Lead I] I’ll learn
you to kave me a widow, and all the
mon at the war !’—After sozzling him
to her heart’s content, she led him out a
wetter if not a better man, and escorted
him into the house and closed the door.”
MT T lie moral nature of man is more
sacred in my eyes than his intellectual
nature. I know they cannot be divorced
—that without intelligence we would be
brutes—that it is the tendency of our
gaping, wondering dispositions to give
preeminence to those faculties which
most astonish us. Strength of character
seldom if ever astonishes us ; goodness,
lovingnt ss and quiet self-sacrifice are
worth all the talents in the world.
A gentleman said to his wife, a
few evenings since, as they were talking
over the war, ‘The measles—why that
is a most unmilitary disease for troops to
be sick with.’
* Why,’ she replied, ‘ it is a very com
mon sickness with the infantry?
Ths Union ticket in Minnesota has
been withdrawn, and the Pioneer has
come to the support of Gov. Ramsey on
national grounds, and declares the Dem
ocratic ticket to be unwo/thy of support.
Bon, how is your sweetheart getting
Pretty well, she says I need’nt call
any more.
A lover writing to his sweetheart says
“Delectable dear—you are so sweet that
honey would blush in your presence and
molasses stand appalled.”
“Isn’t your bill awfully steep,” enquir
ed a spendthrift of a tailor.
“You ought to know best, for it was
run up by you,” was the cool reply.
“I have one request to make of you,
my dear Mr. Grant.” “My dear widow,
I will grant anything you say.” “ Well,
sir, I want to be Granted myself.”
— ■
The report that Gen. McClellan is en
gaged in returning fugitive slaves is au
thoritatively contradicted.
another battle in
The Fight in Western Virgin
Jefferson City, Sept. 18—11 p. m.
Two couriers just arrived from Lexing
ton. The following intelligence is be
lieved to be in the main part reliable: —
Gen. Price commenced an attack on the
entie ichments at Lexington, commanded
by Col Mull'gnn, on Monday. The fight
was very severe all day. Gen. Price
assaulted the works and was repulsed
with severe loss. Ibe tight had been re
newed on Tuesday morning by Gen.
Price, but feebly/ When the couriers
left, Gen. Lane was at Johnston, Bates
county, on Monday morning,with a force
from 2,000 to 3.000, marching to the
relief of Lexington. The rebel loss on
Monday is reported at 4.000, and that
of our troops at 800, which is probably
Jefferson City, Sept. 18.
Monday afternoon Gen. Price sent I
word to Coh Mulligan at Lexington, de
manding his surrender. Col. Mulligan’s
reply was to go to h —II. An attack
was immediately made by first opening
with artillery, making an advance under
its cover ®n the town. Gen. Price was
repulsed with heavy loss.
Gen. Laue, with an estimated force of
5,000 Kansas troops, is reported to be
within 40 miles of Lexington, and arc
rapidly advancing to reinforce Col. Mul
ligan." Other Federal troops are rapidly i
converging from St. Joseph and other
points to reinforce Col. Mulligan. The i
22nd, 24th, and 26th Indiana regiments ,
have gone via steamer to Lexington.—
Also the forces sent from St. Louis per
the Demoines and White Cloud, lhese
reinforcements number about 6,000 efl'ec- j
tive troops, and will reach Lexington to |
morrow morning, the 19th. Every con
fidence is felt here that Col. Mulligan
will be able to hold Lexington until the
reinforcements arrive. J
The Osage bridge, 11 miles east of
here, on the Pacific road, is said to be
the first point threatened by Ben. M Cui
loch’s forces, now believed to be advanc
ing rapidly from the Southwest.
Ciarksbcrg, Va., Sept. 12.
A battle took place about three o’clock
on Tuesday afternoon, near Summer
ville. Gen Rosecranz, after making a
recon nisance, found that I loyd s army,
5,000 strong, with sixteen field pieces,
was entrenched in a powerful position on
the top of a mountain at Carnixe’s Ferry
on the west side of Gauley river. The
rear and extremes of both flanks were in
accessible, and the front was masked by
heavv forests and closed jung’e. Col
onel Lvtle’s 10th Ohio regiment, of Ben
ham's "bridge, was in advance, and drove
a strong detachment of the enemy out ot
the position, the site of which was un
known. Shortly afterwards his scouts,
consisting of four companies, suddenly
.lisnnvAred themselves in the of «
parapet battery, and a long line of pal
isades for riflemen, when the battery
opened fiercely.
The remainder of the 10th and the 13lli
Ohio were brought into act on successive
ly bv Gen. Benham, and the 12th after
wards by Capt. Hartsufl’, whose object
was a reconnoisance. The enemy play
ed upon our force terrifically, with musk
ets, rifles, cannister and shell, causing
some casualties.
Col. Lytle had several companies of
his Irish to charge the battery, when he
was brought down by a shot in the leg.
Col. Smith of the 13th Ohio, then
engaged the enemy on the left, and Col.
Lowe, of the 12th Ohio, directly in front.
Col. Lowe fell dead nt the bend of his
regiment early in the day, in the hottest
fire, by a ball in the forehead. McMul
len’s howitzer battery and Snyder’s two
field pieces, meantime, wore got into the
best position possible under the circum
stances, and soon silenced two of the reb
el guns. The fire slackened at intervals
but grew more furious ns night approach
ed, when the German brigade was led
gallantly into action by Col. McCook,
under the direction of Adjutant General
Hartsutf, but after a furious fight of three
hours, night compelled the recall of the
troops, and the nun laid down on their
arms w'thin a short distance of the ene
my, ready to resume the contest next
Gen. Floyd, however, fled during the
night, and sunk the boats in the river, r
and destroyed the temporary bridge
which lie had made when he first occupi
ed the position. The turbulence and
depth of the river and the exhaustion of
the troops in.ide it impossible to follow
him. He left bis camp equipage, wag
ons, horses, large quantities of ammuni
tion, and fifty head of cattle.
Our loss is fifteen killed, and about
seventy wounded, generally flesh wounds.
The rebel loss is not ascertained. They
carried their dead and wounded with
them, bin it was certainly serious.
A Funny Fall.—A few days since
Tom Jones went home to his wife in rath
er a disguised condition. He had drank
so often for the success of our volunteers,
that he was compelled to eat a handful of
cloves to remove the smell of whiskey.—
While undressing, his wife detected the
perfume of the spice, and said;
‘Good gracious, Tom? bow dreadfully
you smell of cloves.’
‘Eh!’ said Tom starting, ‘c-l-o-v-c-s?’
‘Yes, cloves; any one would think you
bad l>een embalmed like a mummy.’
This made bis wits go wool gathering.
‘Phew! you are regularly scented with
them. Where have you been to night?’
continued the wife.
Tom was thrown entirely oft his guard
-—his brain rambled, and. without the
remotest ilea of what he was saying, re
plied :
‘W-h-y—hie—Clara, the fact is, I
have just been on a little trip to the East
Indies, and while I was there I fell over
a spice box!’
Then she knew what was the matter.
General Election Notice,
For Pierce CoiiiHy.
Notice is Hereby Given, that at the Gen
eial Elect ion. to beheld in the several Towns,
Wards and Election Precincts m the Mate ot
Wisconsin, on Tuesday succeeding the first
Monday, being the fifth day of Novemlier
next, the following officers are to be elee e ,
A Governor, in the place of Alexander \\ .
Randall, a Lieutenant Governor, in the place
of Butler G. Noble; A Secretary ot Mate, in
the place of Louis I’. Harvey; a Mate Treas
urer, in the place of Samuel D. Hastings ; an
Attorney General in the place of James 11.
Howe ; a Bank Comptroller, in the place of
Gnvsbert Van Steenwyk ; a State Supeiin
tendent. in the | lace of Josiah L. Pickard,
ami a State Prison Commissioner, in the plaee
of Hans C. Heg ; whose several terms of office
will expire on the 31st day of December, 1801.
A State Senator, for the twenty-eighth Sen
ate District, comprising the Counties of I leice,
St. Croix, Polk. Dallas. Burnett, Douglas La
Pointe and Ashland, whose term of office will
expire on the first Monday of January, 1864.
A Member of Assembly, for the Assembly
District comprising the Gouijtics of Pierce and
St. Croix.
One or two County Superintendents of
Schools, in the several Superintendent Dis
tricts, as determined by the County Board of
County supervisors, in the several supervi
sor Districts, and such other County Officers
as are by law required to lie elected at such
At the same election the question will be
taken upon the approval by the people, ot the
amendments proposed to the General Banking
Law, by Chaptea 242 ot the General Laws of
1861, as amended by Chapter 1 oj the Genera]
Laws of the Extra Session of 1861, as follows :
As Amended by Chapter 1, Evtra Session.
AN ACT to amend the General Banking Law,
and the several acts amendatory thereof.
The people es the State of lUiwonsm. repre
sented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as fol
Section 1. Section 22, of Chapter 71, of the
Revised Statutes, with the thereunto belong
ing amendment, (see chapter 98 of the Gen
eral Laws of 1858.) is hereby amended as fol
lows: by striking out the following words:
“ Said stocks to be valued at a rate to be esti
mated and governed by tiie average rate at
which said stocks have been sold in the city' of
New York, within the next six months prece
ding the time when such stocks maj be left
on deposit with the Comptroller.” By stri
king out the words “equal to” and inserting
after the words “ not exceeding,” the words
•• in value." By striking out the following
words ; ‘but such public stocks shall In all ca
ses, be. or be made to be equal to a stock pro
ducing six per cent, per annum ; and it shall
not be lawful for the Bank Comptroller to take
such stock at a rate above its par value, nor
above its current market value in the city of
New York at the time of deposit, by such
person or association ot persons,' and inserting
m lieu thereof the following : “and it shall be
lawful for the bank comptroller to issue for
public stocks which have been ranging at or
above par during the last six months, and up
to the time of deposit in the New York mar
ket, circulating notes up to the par value of
said stocks; but the Comptroller shall not is
sue tor public stocks ranging below par in
said market more circulation than ninety per
cent, of the current market value of said stocks
at the time of deposit, nor more than ninety
percent, of the average market value during
the last six months have been at and above as
well as below par, the Comptroller shall not
issue more than ninety per cent, of the aver
age value during the last six months, nor in
any event more than ninety per cent, of its
market value on the i.ay of deposit, nor mote
than ninety per cent, of the par value of such
stocks:” so that the said section shall hence
forth read as follows : “ Whenever, hereafter
auv person or association of persons, formed
for the purpose of banking under the provis
ions of this chapter, shall duly assign and
transfer in trust to the Treasurer’of this State,
anv portion of the public stocks issued or to
be issued by the United States or any State
stocks, on which full intenst is annually paid,
such jieraon or association of persons shall be
entitled to receive from the Bank Comptroller
an amount of such circulating notes of differ
ent denominations, registered and counter
signed. and n»t exceeding in value the amount
of public stocks assigned and transferred as
aforesaid’; and it shall be lawful for the Bank
Comptroller to issue for public stocks, which
have lieen ranging at or above par during the
last six months, and up to the time of deposit
in New York market circulating notes up to
the par value of said stocks, but the Comp
roller shall not issue for public stocks ranging
below par in said market, more circulation
than ninety per cent, of the current market
value of said stocks at the time of deposit, nor
more than ninety pel cent, of the average
market value during the last six months ; and
for such stocks as during the last six months
have been at and above as well as below par.
the Comptroller shall not issue more than
ninety per cent, of the average value during
the last six months, nor in any event more
than ninety per cent, of its market value on
the day of deposit, nor more than ninety per
cent, of the par value of such stocks ; Provi
ded. that if in the opinion of the Bank Comp
troller. together with the Governor and Secre
tary of Stata, any stocks offered shall be deem
ed insecure, they shall not be received as such
securities under the provisions of this act.—
Hzuf provided furlh-r, that from ami after the
first day of December, 1861, the Bank Comp
troller shall not receive as security for circula
ting Bank Notes, any other public stocks
than those issued by the State of Wisconsin
and the Unitnd States.”
Section 2. Any public stocks described in
the preceding section, and issued at a rate of
interest less than 5 per cent. |>er annum to be
receivable by the Bank Comptroller, shall be
made to be equal to stocks producing five per
cent, per annum.
Section 3. Section 40 of chapter 71 of the
Revised Statutes, is hereby amended by in
serting between the words “located” and'“to”
in the 19th line of said section, the words “ or
to the judge at chambers."
Section 4. Every bank and banking associ
ation now organized in this State, and all
banks and banking associations that shall be
organieed before the first day of December,
1861, except such banks and banking associa
tions as are or may hereafter be located in the
cities of Milwaukee and Madison, shall, on or
before said first day of December next appoint
an agent, who shall keep an office in the citv
of Milwaukee, or in the city of Madison, for
the redemption of all circulating notes issued
by such bank or banking association, which
shall be presented to such agent for pavment
or redemption.
Section 5. The appointment of such agent
shall be made in writing, and such written ap
pointment shall lie delivered to the Bank
Comptroller on or before said ‘first dav of De
cember next, who shall file the same in his of
fice. If any bank or banking association
shall neglect or refuse to apjxiint such agent
within the time above mentioned, the Bank
Comptroller shall appoint such agent for such
bank or banking aasociation.
Section 6. The Bank Comptroller shall, im
mediately after said first day of December
next, during such time as he may deem advi
sable, publish a list of such agents in one’dai
ly newspaper published in the city of Madi
son, aud in one daily newsjiaper published in
the city of Milwaukee, the expense whereof
shall be equally divided among the several
banks or linking associations so published
and be jiaid by them to the comptroller on de
mand under penalty of forfeiture of one hun
dred dollars, to be collected and applied as pro
vided in respect to the forfeiture named in sec
tion 19 chapter 71 of the Revised Statutes.
_ Section 7, Every bank or banking associa
tion hereafter organized, shall before receiving
any circulating notes from the Bank Comp,
troller, appoint an agent for the purposes of
this act; and such appointment shall be itnme
diately published in the manner aforesaid, at
the expense of such bank or banking associa
tion, to be collected in the manner above pro
Section 8, Appointments of agents made in
pursuance of this act. may be revoked and
new appointments made from time to time, by
delivering such revocation and appointment to
the Brtiik Comptroller, who shall cause the
same to be publhhcd as before provided.
Section 9 It shall be lawful tor any num»
ber of banks or banking associations
ed by this art. to appoint an agent to associate
together for raising a joint fund, to be placed
in the bands of their common agent for the re
demption of their circulating notes, in the city
of Milwaukee or Madisor, and also the circu
lating notes of other banks in such manner
and under such regulations as may be agreed
upon, and to employ such agents and clerks as
they may deem necessary to carry on the bus
iness of such common agency . but nothing in
this section contained shall authorize the re
demption «r purchase by such agency of any
circulating notes at a rate of discount greater
than is herein provided for, nor relieve such
banks from any duty or liability required or
imposed by this act.
Section 10 Every such bank and banking
association in this State, except such banks or
banking associations as now are or hereafter
may be located in the cities of Milwaukee and
Madison, shall redet <n and pay on demand in
the lawful money’ of the United States, all cir
culating notes issued by such banks or bank
ing associations, presented for redemption at
the office of the agent of such bank or bank
ing association during the usual hours of bus
iness of bankers, between the hours of ten and
three o'clock, at a rate of discount not exceed
ing three-fourths of one per cent.
Section 11 Every bank or banking associ
ation whose agent shall neglect or refuse to re
deem its notes on demand as aforesaid, shall,
on proof being made to the bank comptroller of
such neglect or refusal by the affidavit of the
person who presented said notes for redemp
tion or payment, andon depositing in his of
fice the notes so presented, be subject to the
penalties and be proceeded against in the same
manner as is now provided by law for cases
where the circulating notes of any bank or
banking association are protested for non-pay
ment. unless the comptroller shall be sat isfied
that there is a good and legal defence against
the payment of such notes.
Section 12 Every bank and banking asso
ciation shall redeem its circulating notes as
now provided by law, but in case of neglect or
refusal to redeem its notes on presentation at
its counter and of protest therefor, such bank
or banking association if not located within the
citv of Milwaukee or the city of Madison .shall
not be liable to the holder of such notes for
damages ; provided, it shall within fifteen days
after receiving not ice from the comptroller to
pav the same, redeem said notes in the lawful
money of the. United States, with interest at
rate of fifteen per ct per annum; provided, that
the officer or officers of such bank or banking
association so neglecting or refusing to redeem
i its notes on demand, may endorse on the bills
or package of bills so presented, an acknowl
edgment of such presentation and refusal and
waiving protest upon the same . ami such en
dorsement shall be held as evidence of the
stt ment therein made.
Section 13 Nobank or banking association
shall hereafter receive upon the deposit of
bom's, circulating notes to an amount exceed
ing three times its bona fide cash capital actu
ally paid in, and the bank comptroller is here
by’authorized and required to ascertain what
the actual cash capital of any bank or banking
association applying for circulation, except in
exchange for mutilated bills, may be, and for
this purpose he is authorized to examine any
person on oath, and to compel answers under
oath from any officer or stockholder of any
bank or banking association so applying, or
any other person.
Section 14 No bank or banking association
shall hereafter be organized in this State, nor
shall any more circulating notes be issued to
any bank or banking association in this State,
unless said bank or banking association shall
have a bona fide cash capital of at least fifteen
thousand dollars actually paid in, which shall
remain in such bank or banking association as
capital, and employed in legitimate banking
at the place where the bank is located ; and it
is hereby declared that the bonds deposited
with the bank comptroller shall not be consid
ered as any’ evidence of the existence ot capital
in any such bank or banking associatiou nor
of the amount and extent of such capital . and
it ia hereby made the duty of the comptroller,
before issuing any more circulating notes to
any such bank or banking association now or
ganized, or leaf shall be hereafter organized,
except in exchange for mutilated notes, to sat
isfy himself by an examination under oath of
an officer or stockholder of such bank or bank
ing association that it has fully complied with
the provisions of this section and of the next
proceeding section of this act,and for the pur
poses of such examination the comptroller oi
in his abscencethe deput y comptroller is here
by’ authorized to administer oaths : provided,
that nothing in this act shall be io construed
as to permit any bank to issue circulating notes
to any greater amount than its nominal capital
Section 15 From and after the first day of
December next it shall not be lawful for any
bank or banking association, banker, broker,
company or corporation to circulate or attempt
to circulate, or to payout as money any bill,
note, or other evidence of debt, issued or pur
porting to have been issued by any bank.bank
mg association, company, corporation or indi
dual located or residing out of this State,unless
said bill or note or evidence of debt shall for
the last six months preceding such circulating
or paying out, have been redeemable in the city
of New York or Boston in current money of
the United States at a rate of discount not ex
ceeding three-fourths of one per cent; and the
decision of the bank comptroller as to the rate
at such discount shall be final and conclusive.
Every bank or banking association, banker or
broker, corporation or company offending
against the provisions of ibis section shall for
feit for each and every offence the sum of one
hundred dollars, to be recovered with costs of
suit in the name ami for the use of any person
who shall sue for the same and prosecute euch
suit to judgment in any court having cogni
zance thereof.
Section 16 Each and every person owning
or holding stock in any bank or banking asso
ciation. who shall sell transfer or assign his
stock or any portion thereof, in any such bank
or banking association, shall be held and re
main for the term of six months from and after
such sale, transfer or assignment as aforesaid,
personally liable to the amount of stock so as
aforesaid sold transfered or assigned by him,
for the payment of all the debts and liabilities
of such bank or banking association, existing
at the time of such sale, transfer or assignment.
Section 17 This act shall take effect and he
in force from and after the Ist day of Decem
ber, eighteen hundred and sixty-one.
Section 18. All acts or parts of acts conflic
ting with, or in any way contravening the
provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.
Section 19 At the general election to be
held on the Tuesday next succeeding the first
Monday in November, in the vear 1861, at all
the usual places of holding elections in this
State, for the election of all officers required
by law then to be elected, the question wheth
er this act shall become a law aud go into ef
fect, or in any manner be in force, shall be
submitted to the people, and if the same shall
be approved by a majority of all the votes cast
on the subject, it shall go into effect; other
wise. it shall not go into effect nor be in force.
Section 20 The votes cast on the subject
specified in the last preceding section shall
be by separate ballot, and shall have written
or printed, or partly written ami partly print
ed, on each of them, the words : “ For amend
ments to the Banking Law ;” or, “ Against
Amendments to the Banking Law," which
words shall indicate the vote for or against the
approval of this ket; and the ballots so cast
shall be canvassed and returned in the same
manner as the votes cast for State officers are
required by law to be canvassed and the Sec
retary of State shall immediately, on the
completion of said canvass, publish a state
ment of the result thereof in the official State
paper, and shall communicate the same to the
next legislature at the commencement of the
session, and he shall also deliver to the State
Treasurer a certified copy thereof, with a state
ment of result of the canvass upon the subject
immediately after the completion of the can
Chapter 242, approved April 13,1861, chan
ter 1, Extra Session, approved May 25, 1861
Said election to be conducted, the votes can
vassed, and returns made in accordance with
the provisions of Chapter 7, of the Revised
Statutes of 1858,
Given under mV hand and the great
Seal of the State, at the Capitol m
TL S-1 Madison, on the Ist day of August,
A. D. 1861.
Secretary of State.
IN pursuance to the above, notice is hereby
given, that there Will be an ElectioW held
in ach town and ward in the County of Pierce
on the first Tuesday after the first Monday,
being the sth day of November next—at
which time the following State and County
officers are to be elected :
A Governor, in the place of Alexander l<an
dali; a Lieutenant Governor, in the place of
Butler G. Noble ; a Secretary of State, in the
place of Louis P. Harvey ; a State Treasurer,
in the place of Samuel D. Hastings; an At
torney General, in the place of James H.
! Howe; a Bank Comptroller, in the place of
i Gnvsbert Van Stenwvk ; a State Superinten
dent, in the place of Josiah L. Pickard ; and
i a State Prison Commissioner, in the place of
Hans C. Heg, whoseseveral terms of office will
expire ou the thirty-first day of December, A.
D - 1861. * . , , „
A State Senator for the twenty-eighth Sen
atorial District, comprising the counties of
Pierce, St. Croix, Polk. Dallas, Burnett,
Douglas, La Pointe and Ashland.
A member of Assembly, for the Assembly
! District comprising the counties of Pierce and
1 St. Croix.
Also a Comity Superintendent of Schools,
and three County Supervisol’s in the respective
supervisor districts, as follows, to-wit: One
' in District No. 1. comprising the city of Pres-
I cott and towns of Clifton an 4 Oak Grove ; one
I in District No. 2, comprising the towns of Ri
i ver Falls. Martel and El Paso ; one in District
I No. 3, comprising the towns of Trimbelle,
j Perry, Diamond Bluff. Trenton, Isabelle. Hart
| land and Pleasant Valley.
Also, a vote will be taken on the amend
ments proposed to the Genei al Banking Law o
j the State.
Said election to lie conducted, the votes can
i bass d, and returns made in accordance with
> the provisions of Chapter 7, Revised Statutes
i of 1858.
j Dated Sheriff’s office. Prescott, Aug. 23, ’6l.
John R. Freeman,
Aug. 23. td Sheriff of Pierce County.
May Ist, 1861.
i Cash and cash items, ------ $79,588 78
: Loans Well secured, ------- 56,253 20
I Real Estate. 15,000 00
i 2626 shares Hartford Bank Stocks 274,859 00
2425 “ New York “ “ 193,350 00
1010 “ Boston “ “ 1(M),750 00
5P7 “ other “ “ 58,085 00
U. States and State “ “ 73,367 00
Har’d tfc N. H. R. R. Bo’ds <fc 39.700 00
Hartford Citv Bonds, ------ 36,750 00
Conn. Ri’rCo. <fc R. R. Co. Stock, 4,60 b 00
Total Assets. $932,302 98
Total Liabilities, ----- 73,244 27
For details of investment, see small cards
and circulars.
Insurances may be effected in this old and
substantial companv <m verv reasonable teims.
Apply to J. M. WHIPPL , Ac<it.
Dwellings and Farm Property insured,
fir a term of years at very low rates. nllyl
The independent.
A mong the attractive features of Inae
pendent for the present year, by which its col
umns will be greatly enriched for general
reading, will be special contributions from,
Also a Sermon from REV. HENRY
WARD BEECHER every week, revised by
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Every number of The Independent will con
tain a complete weekly’ history of affairs, both
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together with the latest intelligence from all
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Baptist, Presbyterian, Congregational, Re
formed Dutch, Unitarian, Universalist
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Among the special departments is a Com
mercialand Financial Article, prepared with
great care every week ; an interesting page of
Fi mily Reading, with a column of stories for
Children ; a weekly digest of Foreign Miscel
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ot the United States, and from England,
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mit at our risk direct to the Publisher. When
paying an Agent, be careful to see his certifi
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WATER POWERS for sale or lease on I
the most favorable terms bv
n. n. Cowell.
A FEW choice pieces of farming land in
this immediate vicinity, for sale at a bar- 1
gain. N. N. POWELL. 1
THE Subscriber offers for sale 250 lots in
the village of River Falls, among the most
desirable for business or residences in the
village. N. N. POWELL.
j ACRES on Lake St. Croix, conve
nient to mills. One-fourth in hand,
and the remainder in one and two
years. Will exchange for logs.
LOTS in the vicinity of the Vcademy
I t/To those who will contract to build and
improve these lots, 10 per cent, es the pur
chase money only will be required ; the
remainder on time to suit purciiasers.
QOYI ACRES, miles from Green’s Mill
CIAiVJ on the Eau Galla River. There is a
quantity of good pine timber on the
above tract. The soil is of superior
quality, Terms, one-fourth in hand,
and the remainder in lumber deliver
ed at Green's or Holman’s mill the
coming winter. This is a rare oppor
tunity tor an enterprising man of small
means to secure a home.
River Falls, September 4, 1861.
Card size, on Bristol b’rd, suitable for A [I.,
501 Broadway. New York
Ky Sfccial arrangement we publish m
tion”to other portraits the Celebrated < ' .]],
tion well known both in Europe 4
America as
Brady’s National Photograph
Portrait Gallery.
Brady’s collection of Imperial Photograph,
is justly considered one ot the lions of New
York, and in the Phonographic reproduction*
of these every centre table can now have an
additional attraction in a miniature Brady *
Gallery.. Among our publications are
Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis,
HAtinibal Hamlin, Lady Davis,
Wm. 11. Seward, Alex’. H. Stephens,
Salmon P. Chase, Robt. J. Toombs,
Simon Cameron, Howell Cobb,
Montgomery Blair. Edward Bates, Gidew
Wells, Caleb F, Smith, Gcn’l Scott, Col. Ro-
■ beit Anderson. Major Slemmer, Col. Ells
| worth, Gen’l Butler. Gen’l Mansfield Colonel
I Fremont, Col. Lander. Stephen A. Douglas,
‘ Maj. Gen’l John A. Dix, Maj. Gen’l N. I’,
! Banks, Henry A. Wise. John Tyler. Gen]
Beauregard, Gen’l Lee, John B. Floyd, Jacob
Thompson, P. F. Thomas, John C. Brecken
ridge, Gov. John Letcher, John Bell, John C
Calhoun, Herschel N. Johnson, L. G. Wigfall,
i Ben. McCullough, Lieut. Maury, Henry
I Ward Beecher, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Hor-
■ ace Greely, Prof. Morse. N. P. Willis, Jamts
I Gordon Bennett, William C. Bryant, Wash
ington Irving. Henry Clay. Andrew Jackson,
Commodore Perry, I)r. E. K. Kane, John J.
Andubon, Mis. Sigourney, Mrs. Gen’l Gaines,
Charles Sumner, Gov. Andrew. J J. Critten
den. Prince of Wales, Duke of Newcastle,
Zackary Taylor, George Bancroft, Lathrop L.
Motley, Sam Houston, J. Q. Adams, Enier-
i son Etherege,Andrew Johnson. Parson Brown
low, Brownlow’s heroic daughter.
Together with about 500 others, to whi*k
■ additions are daily isade. Catalogue sent on
I receipt of stamp.
; Price of Portraits $3 pet dozen. Can he
j sent by mail. Remittances may be made in
j postage stamps.
Also a large collection of Photographs
■ distinguished Europeans, Emperors, Kings,
Queens, Marshals. Generals, Dukes, Lords,
Authors, Actors, Actresses. Politicians and
Clergy’. Price, from 25 to 50 cents each, ac
cording to maker and quality.
Our establishment is also headquarters f<>r
Photographic Albums
i both as Agent for the host French manu&c
---j turer, and as manufacturer under a patent of
our own.
We have a large assortment, varying itr
price from 90 cents to SSO, and holding from
12 portaits up to 600.
Also folding cases of morocco or cloth fur
the pocket, to hold 2,4, 6,8 or 12 portraits.
Also various styles of framing card por
traits, of carved wood; metal, paper, composi
tion, etc., of elegant and tasteful designs.
Our Photographers now in the field arc
daily sendidg us
and views of points and things ot interest,
both card size, for Albums, and in Stereosco
pic form. As for instance tne Seventh Regi
ment at Camp Cameron—ln the Trenches—
Cooking their Meals—The Gymnasts—The
Junction—Det mon ico’s—Laura Keene’s—Gen
eral Street Yiews of the Camp, etc. Also the
Relay House and camp scenes and scenery
thereabouts. Also Harper’s Ferry before and
after the scenes of destruction. Together with
various other places of note.
Card sixc2s cents each; Stereoscopic 33eK
Parties who would like a 10l of these camp
scenes to select from—the balance to be re
turned in good order at their own expens--, and
without delay—can be accommodated ou giv
ing proper New York reference.
Our establishment is the great Emporium
for everything in the Stereoscopic line, and
our assortment is the most compete
of any in the world.
The Stereoscope is the most insturctive. in
teresting, entertaining, amusing, and
of modern inventions.
None are too young, none too old, none tn.
intelligent, none too uneducated to ackiiowl-
■ edge its worth and beauty.
No home is complete without it, and it nits'.
' and will penetrate everywhere.
I It presents to your view every part of the
i world, in all the relief boldness, perspective, L
and shapness of detail, as if you were on |
the spot.
We have an immense variety of Views of
Scenes in Paris, London, England, Scotland, |
Ireland, Wales, France. Belgim, Holland,
Switzerland, Spain, The Rhine, Versailles, St.
Cloud, Fontainebleau, Tuileries, Italy, Tur
key, Egypt, Athens, the Holy Land, China.
India, Crystal Palace, also Groups Historical,
amusing, marriage scenes, breaklast scenes,
picnics, statuary, etc., etc. An exqisite as
sortment of Illuminated Interiors of Palates,
Churches, and Cathedrals of France, Italy, etc.
| The effect of these illuminated views is most
Anthony’s Instantaneous,Stereoscope View*
are the latest Photographic wonder. They
are taken in the fortieth part of a second, and
! everything, no matter how rapidly it may be
; moving, is depicted as sharply and distinctly
!asif it had been perfectly at rest. This gi*e
; an additional value, for to the beauties of in
animate nature it adds the charm of life and
motion. The process is a discovery of our
own, and being unknown in Europe, we re
ceive from London and Paris large orders for
Anthony’s Instantaneous Views of American
life and scenery.
Our Catalogue of subjects and prices will be
forwarded to any address on receipt of a stamp
Parties at a distancesending us $3, $5, sy.
sls, S2O, or $25. can have a good inatrumer'
and such pictures as they may request, sent
by Express.
Views alone (without instrument) can he
sent by mail. E. AXTHOXY.
(3 doors south of St. Nicholas’ Hotel,) MH
Broadway. New York, Importer and Manu
facturer of Photographic Materials, Stereo
scopes and Stereoscopic Views.
Merchants from every section of the
country are respectfully invited to make an
examination of our stock.
To Photographers. Our Bulletin of Photo
graphic Invention and Improvement will be
sent to anv address on application. Ilin6
PRAIRIE Mll.l >.
SUBSCRIBER manufoctures and
_L keeps constantly on hand for sale the verv
best kinds of
Done right off and’ Right. MT” Cash paJ
for all kinds of Grain.
THE copartnership heretofore existing be*
tween the undersigned under the name
and style of Barnes <t Hutchins is this da?
dissolved by mutual consent.
Prescott, June 17,1861,
The business will be contidued by C. I-
Barnes i Co. n’wl

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