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UJTE A. TAYLOR, Publisher >
VOL. V.l
|h-fscatt journal.
Thi union of lakes—the union of lands—
lhe union of States none can sever—
The union of hearts —the union of hands—
And the Flag of our Union forever.- . Morris.
local and miscellaneous.
Prescott- Wisconsin- Oct- 2. 1861-
for List of Banka, Market Report and
La‘at Niks, see Fourth page.
Senatorial Convention.
The r.nhrsigned, members of the Republi
can and Democratic committees for the 28th
Senatorial District, under the old apporton
rael!t. belie-ingthat all other political issues
elietd I postponed till the issue of Govern
or >•> Government is decided by the
contest in which the Nation is engaged, and
it being their duty to take some action in ref
erence to the nomination of State Senator,they
request the legal voters in the new District,
composed of the counties of Pierce, St. Croix,
Polk. Burnett, Douglas, La Pointe and Ash
land, to lay aside all partisan feelings, and
unite for the nomination and election of a
State Senator upon the single issue of fitness
for the office and fidelity to the National Gov
To this end the undersigned hereby call a
convention for the nomination of State Sena
tor, to be held at Hudson, on Wednesday, the
Sth day of October next, to be composed of
the following number of delegates from each
organized county, apportioned upon the to'al
vote polled therein at the last Presidential elec
Pierce County 6. Douglas County 2
St. Croix “ 7 La Pointe “ 2
Polk " 3 Ashland " 2
JAMES B.GBAY, •• Rep. -
OLIVER GIBB Jr., •• Rep. ••
Prescott. August 24, 1861.
Note. —The above are all the committee
men residing in the District under the new ap
portionment. with the exception of I. I. Fos
ter, dem, who declines to sign the call.
Union County Convention.
Pursuant to a call of numerous citi
zens of Pierce county, duly published,
the delegates from the various towns of
county, met at i'rimbe'le on Saturday,
the 28th of Sept., and were organised by
electing J. W. Beardsley Chairman and
W. T. Match Secretary.
On motion, the chair appointed G. W.
Pratt, W. C. Dennison, and Thomas
Hurley committee on credentials. The
committee reported the following towns
fully represented :
Prescott, Ist and 2d Wards, 8 votes;
River Falls, 6; Oak Grove, 2; Trim
bel’e, 3; Perry, Isabelle, El Paso, Hart
land and Trenton, 1 each.
The Convention then proceeded to
elect six delegates to attend the Senato
rial Convention, to be holden at Hu Ison
on the 9th of Oct., with the following
result : G. W. Pratt, Thomas Hurley,
I. F. Maynard, J. W. Beardsley, O. C.
Whitney and W. C. Hint.
A. motion was then made and seconded
Convention proceed to nominate
a C untv School Superintendent. This
motion caused considerable enquiry and
some discussion, which brought out the
facts, that a very large majority of the
delegates came there expecting the nom
ination to be made. The motion was
carried by a large majority.
An informal ballot was had resulting
as follows: W. T. Hatch received 14
votes; G. W. Pratt, 4; D. Thurston, 3;
J. M. McKee, 2; B. Wilcox, 1.
Mr. Pratt and Mr. Wilcox were not
candidates; they requested their names
not to be used.
Messrs. Thurston, McKee and Brown
then withdrew their names, when a for
mal ballot was taken, resulting in the
nomination of W. T. Hatch, there being
but three votes cast for any other person.
A resolution was then passed instruc
ting the Senatorial Delegates from Pierce
Co. to unite with the St. Croix Delegates
at the Convention on the 9th, if their
Delegates are so authorised, in tho nomi
nation of a candidate so«- the Assembly.
J. W. Beardsley then offered tl.e fol
lowing resolution, which was passed
without discussion, calling down great
applause and cheers :
Resolved, By the Delegates in this
Contention assembled that the Delegates
thu.; duly elected are pledged to no par
ty, but that they are pledged to sustain
to man for any office within the gift of
the people except he be) an outspoken
Cnion man; believing that this war is
thrust upon us by an unjust minority,
sad shall be in favor cf carrying the
’’’ar from to the Gulf of
Mexico unless traitors sooner lay down
their arms and sup for peace.
J. W. Beardsley was then called upon
for remarks, when he responded in a most
decided and uncompromising Union
? peeeh. He was followed by Dennison,
I'ratt, Wilcox, Hatch and others.
The Convention was marked by per
fect unanimity of feeling, and although
composed of almost half and half, of
tfien who had formerly acted on oppo
site sides in politics, yet there was but one
•pint manifested there, and that was to
ignore party till the stars and stripes
•hould again float on every foot of our
°*>ce bappv and united domain.
G. Strshl offered a resolution, which
unanimously passed, authorizing Dele
gates to the Senatorial Convention to
send their proxy if they could not attend
themselves. The chair, by vote of the
Convention, appointed a Union County
It was ordered that the proceedings of
this meeting be furnished for publication
to the Prescott Journal nni the Hudson
papers. W. T. HATCH, Sec’y.
September 28th, 1861.
Council Proceeding.
Corxcin Hall, Sept. 27 1861.
Conned called to order by the Mayor.
Present, Aid Griffin, Schazer, Barnard,
Rader and Haviland.
A petition was presented signed by
about fifty citizens, praying the council
to be made appropriations for grading
the hill, on Ash Street in Schazer’s Ad
dition, providing the same can be done,
at a cost not exceeding 10 cents per yard.
Said petition was received and ordered
to bo filed.
An Ordinance was then passed, by
a unanimous vote ordering aidowalks to
bo laid to grade, on the East side of Broad
Street, also on north side of Kinickinio
between Broad and Levee Streets—also
on East side of Levee Street, between
Kinickinic and Orange Streets, — also on
both sides of Orange Street, from Levee
Street to Broad Street.
A Resolution was then passed, grant
ing to John Dudley <fc Co. the use of the
Levee, in front of their Mill Lots, within
certain restrictions.
Aid Barnard offered a Resolution ap
propriating $196,59 in Tax certificates,
for grading Ash Street, in compliance
with the petition refunded to. The Res
olution passed, only Aid Haviland voting
Aid Rader then offered a Resolution
to appropriate S2OO in city orders
due one year from date, to bo expended
in grading said Street.
Aid Barnard and Griffin opposed said
Resolution stating that they were elect
ed with pledges not to vote for any un
necessary appropriations, to increase the
indebtedness of the city. Rader, Schazer
and Haviland voted for the Resolution, I
and it passed.
Both the above resolutions were condi- ,
tioned that John Dudley Ar Co. enter in- I
to Bonds with the City to build a Flour- ;
ing Mill worth one thousand dollars, be- I
tween this and the first of May next.
Ou motion Adj.
W. T. Hatch,
City Clerk.
Convention at River Falls.
Pursuant to previous notice, the voters i
of River Falls meet in caucus on the
Evening of the 25th inst, to elect dele
gates to attend the County Convention,
to be held at Trimbelle, on the 28th inst,
to elect delegates to the Senatorial Con
vention. The meet'ug was organized by
electing A. L. Cox Chairman, and Wm.
Powell Secretary. The following per
sons were elected delegates: O. S. Pow
ell, G. W. Pratt, Perley Knowles, Hosea
B. Bate.’, Calvin Randall and G. R. Griff
On motion of Wm. Powell and sec
onded by S. M. Davis, those delegates
were instructed to represent the Town of
River Falls, as delegates in the Conven
tion nominating County Officers. The
following persons were appointed, a Urr
ion committee for the town of River Falls,
viz. J. A. Short, Perley Knowles, G.
R. Griffin and J. A, Lord. It was vo
ted that a copy of these proceedings be
sent to the Prescott Journal for Publica
tion. On motion the meeting adjourn
A. L. Cox, Cha’n.
Wm. Powell, Sec.
Patriots and Traitors.
Notwithstanding the efforts of unprin
cipled office-seekers and party bigots to
maintain party organizations, and revive I
the old issues which have heretofore di
vided parties, there is in fact but two
parties in the county —Patriots and Trai
tors. Old party differences are dead,
buried : n the great question of Union or
Disunion. We are no longer Republi- :
cans nor Democrats, but Americans. We
are no longer laboring for the success of
party principles, but for the maintenance I
of the Government, and the preservation
of Republican institutions. The man
wtio at such a time as this, goes cln minor
ing party w atchwords, is unfaithful to his
country, —tinman who insists upon par- j
ty dogmas when the Constitution is in i
danger, fails to perform his duty as a
patriot.— Times.
Well Done.
We believe that the St. Croix Valley,
comprising the counties of Pierce, St.
Croix an<f Polk, has furnished more sold
iers for the war, according to its popula
tion, than any other section of the State.
Three companies, containing over 100
men each, have already gone to the seat
of war, and three other companies, the
••Lyon Guards,” “Polk Co inty Rifles”
and “Prescott Artillery,” have tendered
their services. We have thus furnished
nearly six hundred men out of a district
containing less thon four times that num
ber of voters. In addition to this, a com
pany ot cavalry is nhw forming, which
we have no doubt, will soon be ready
for service. All honor to the patriots of
the Northwest.— Times.
The Mississippi is at a low stage
of water and the boats rub on the sand
JE-*T Large quantities of wheat come
, in daily, and it is selling from 50 to 62
I cents.
Rev. Mr. McKindley, of St Croix
. Falls, has been appointed Chaplain of
the Wis. Bth Regiment.
D. D. Price is repairing a room
in Central Block, next to Leismau’s boot
! and shoe shop, for a furniture room.
John Harwell has fitted up a
building on Kinickinic Street for a Meat
Market. He has a good variety of meat.
There are several fast men with
an equal number of fast horses m town,
fitting their horses for the Fair We ex
pect to see some 2 :40 traveling this
Jfy There is a call in the Hudson
Times signed by a number of Republi
cans, for a Senatorial Convention to meet
in Hudson on the lOtb of this month.
JftF Israel Smith, a young man at
River Falls, one day last week received
an injury from falling into a well, which
broke both his legs. The injury received
will not prove fatal.
C. B. Cox shipped eight loads of
flour East on Monday last.
On Thursday evening, the last
day of the Fair at Hudson, there will be
a dance at Richors Hall.
Captain Wilkin, formerly of a
company in the Minnesota Ist Regiment,
has been promoted to M?jo.i of the Min
nesota 2d.
Capt. Samuel, of the St. Croix
Rifles, arrived here on the Sunday even
ing boat, from Camp Scott, Wis. He is
on his way to St. Croix Falls to secure
volunteers sufficient to fill out his com
XfF* There has been a new company
of soldiers raised at Hastings and order
ed to Fort Snelling. It consists of about
fifty men. Mr. Preston, formeqy of the
Stillwater Guards, s the Captain. 1.
P. Ticknor is the Ist Lieutenant, and
Samuel Ingman the 2d, both of Has
X-tF' The light draught barge Port
Byron, Capt. Barnes as nias’o. - , has been
loading with wheat at the levee for a day
or two. She took on board about three
thousand bushels and was taken down
the river by the steamer Wenona to La
Last Sunday night old Jacob
Frost appeared in his mantle of white for
the first time this year.
Reichert has just returned from
Milwaukee with a fresh supply of eata
bles and drinkables. He has a fine lot of
cigars, and fresh oysters, the first bivalves
of the season.
See A. Ruley’s advertisement in
another column. He keeps a first class
Saloon, and will receive a liberal patron
Quito a number of our citizens
will attend the Fair at Hudson, to-mor
The Fair.—We for the last time urge
upon our readers the necessity of attend
ing the County Fair, to be held here on
Friday and Saturday of this week. We
sincerely hope that every farmer in Pierce
County will bring to the Fair some ag
ricultural product from his own farm.—
Because military excitement has and does
engross the public mind, wo should not
entirely neglect this important branch of
industry in the exhibition of the agricul
tural and mechanical products of the
The Lyon Guards. —Captain Mc-
Leod’s company, the Lyon Guards, has
75 men sworn in and several more who
have signed their names to become mem
bers. Mr. McLeod has been only fifteen
days raising his company, and during
this time has met with remarkably good
success. He expects by the latter part of
next week to have his company full—one
hundred and one men, and will be ready
for marehing orders. Mr. McLeod has
recovered from the slight injury he re
ceived at Hndson, and is now resuming
his labors connected with bis company.
County Convention.
Ed. Journal; — Dear Sir.-On /Sfatur
, unlay last I attended the “Peoples’
I County Convention,” held at Trimbelle
| for the purpose of electing Delegates to
j the Union Senatorial Convention, to be
i hold at Hudson on the 9th of Oct. next.
The Convention was called to order at
p. m., when Delegates were found to
be present from nine towns, with 24 votes
out of 34 with a full delegation. The
election of Delegates passed off very har
moniously, two mon elected from ench
Commissiorer District. The question of
nominating a Superintendent of Schools
for the County was then brought before
the Convention, and was opposed by
Delegates on the grounds that “they had
accomplished the object for which
they had been sent ; that the Con
vention was not called for that pur
pose; and that they were not instruc
ted to make a nomination,” etc. The
majority, however, voted to make a nom
ination, which was done without the votes
of part of the Delegates. The choice
fell on W. T. Hatch, a worthy man, who
will fill the office creditably. A motion
was then made by one of the Delegates
elect to the Union Senatorial Convention,
“ that said Delegates be instructed to
confer with the lit ion Senatorial Dele
gates of St. Croix Co. relative to making
a nomination for Assemblyman,and that
if they would concur, that the Delegates
[this day elected] be instructed to make
a nomination;” which motion “struck
us” as out of place, and if passed, woul«!
confer a power upon sa ; d Delegates which
the Union voters of P erce County never
intended they should have; and would
give them the power of placing a candi
date in the field [by nomination] without
consulting the w shes and interests of the
“Vulgus Populi,” who are the sovereigns,
and have a right to demand that their
wishes should be respected and their
choice presented. This motion was dis
cussed pro and con, and finally passed.
I these Delegates should nominate a
candidate for Assemblyman, will the mas
ses endorse such a nomination ?
Will the voters of Pierce County per
mit “political wire pullers” to make
nominations for them in this way I Did
the call for a Peoples’ Convention con
template any such move ?
When the electors of Pierce County
want a nomination for Assembly man
won’t they make their wishes known and
ask for a fair and honorable nomination
to bo inn<lo ? These are questions which
naturally arose in the mind of a
JVr. Editor; — I have understood that
there is an effort being made to spring a
trap upon us in regard to the nomination
of Assemblyman fiom this District. The
way they expect to do it is by bringing
on the nomination of Assemblyman at
the Union Senatorial Convention which
is to be held at Hudson. I bad hoped
that the union of the two great political
parties in this District would be conduct
ed in a more honarable manner than ap
pearances now indicate. We want a con
vention of the District to make a nomina
tion. A Life-Long Democrat.
Prescott, Oct. 2, 1861.
An Enquiry Answered.
In the Journal of last week, is an en
quiry why the clause in regard to the
nomination of Co. School Supt. was left
out of the call for the People’s Conven
tion held at Trimbelle last Saturday.
We reply ; —The call had been in cir
culation several days before thcconvention
at the Co. Seat; we carried it there to ob
tain signatures; it was in no sense the
pioperty of the convention, but the con
vention resolved to interpolate a clause
into it: the Secretary did not pnt it in;of
course we did not; and so no such clause
was ever in the call. The call was sign
ed by 84 persons, only 12 of whom sup
posed the clause referred to would bo in
serted, consequently we published tbo
call as written and signed. Our absence
prevented th s explanation from appear
ing last week. Lute A. Taylor.
The Conventions.
The Union and Republican State Conven
tions held at Madison last week were largely
attended. The Union ticket has on it four
Republicans and four Democrats; the Repub
lican Ticket five Republicans and three Dem
ocrats. The two tickets are as follows:
Next week we will speak of them more fully.
Gov.—Louis P. Harvey, Lt. Gov.—W U.
Allen, Sec. of State —J. F. Lewis, Treasurer—
S. D. Hastings, Atty Gen.—J. H. Wowe, B’k
Com.—John Bracken, State Supt.—J. G’
McKindley. State Prison Com. Hans C. Heg.
Gov.—L. P. Harvey, Lt. Gov. Ed
ward Salomon, State Sec.—J. T. Lewis,
State Treas.—S. D. Hastings, Atty Gen.
J. H. Howe, B’k Com.—Wm. H. Ram
say, State Supt.—J. L. Pickard, State
Prison Com.—-Hans C. Heg.
Which Summer Retreat was
the most crowded this season ? That
from Manassas to ashington,
-T- fl"
Grounds for Ccmplaint.—Quar
ter master’s coffee.
Correspondence of the Journal.
A Visit to Minnesota.
A fews days since I was one of the
number that composed a party consisting
of ladies and gentlemen, who visited St.
Paul, St. Anthony, Minneapolis and the
Falls of Minnehaha. These cities and
surrounding country with its beautiful
scenery have often been described by the
tourist and ‘gentlemen of leisure, who
have traveled for pleasure and health in
this delightful country on the upper banks
of the father of waters.
As one visits St. Paul and Minneapo
lis he is vividly reminded of the term
that “ G<>d made the country and man
the town,” where but two or three years
ago life and activity pervaded every
branch of business, and the man who
possessed a few corner lots was a Creosus
of himself. Here be supported a heavy
gobi watch, with a chain to correspond ;
a fast horse, with equipage to milch.—
He clothed himself in purple and fine
linen, and fared sumptuously every day,
while ho hugged the flattering unction to
his soul, that during his future life peace
and plenty' would ever smile upon him,
and tranquilly thiough life would he
proceed in the even tenor of his way. —
But alas, “ a change came o’er the spir
it of his dream.” Town lots fell, and so
did he. He has changed his former av
ocation, and inspired with true patriot
ism, has closed his red estate office, and
is now coasting in Oid Virginia, on the
banks of the Potomac, as a high pri
vate, with his knapsack for his pillow and
a minnie rifle for bis armor. Such is
life. But I commenced writing a des
cription of the scenery in Minnesota.—
Here, a’most beside the red mail’s cabin
do we see the telegraph find railroad—
the twin sisters of civilization.
" Behind the squaw's birch-bark canoe.
The steamer smokesand raves,
And city lots are staked for sale
Above old Indian graves.”
A Railroad in Minnesota. How the
news will spread over the land, that in
far off Minnesota a railroad has been
built and the locomotive is in operation.
Although civil war with its fearful conse
quences is upon the country, we find the
enterprising spirit of the West inarching
forward and building these great high
ways —these links of steel which bind
one loyal State to another. When this
road is completed—which will be in the
course of two months—its effect cannot
be otherwise than establishing a healthy
bucinoss intercourse between the three
cities that lias not heretofore existed.
This is the second deviation, and I now
ho]>e to speak of the scenery.
St. Anthony and Minneapolis are two
handsome cities, surrounded as they are
by a fine undulating country, picturmg
to the eve rare an 1 beautiful scenery.—
The Falls of Sr. Anthony to the artist in
search of the picturesque, the grand
beautiful, can find no pjaco that will af
ford him more materi; I. As our party
viewed the Fa'ls by moonlight, they
were vividly impressed with their beaut,
and grandeur. As you gaze upon these
far famed waterfalls as they pour their
impetuous torrents over stern rocky gor
ges, over iha debris of centuries, leaping
from cliff to cliff, and plunging down
ward in a succession of the most bril
liant cascades; there is nothing but what
is seen, that could be desired, to eornph te
a panorama to the lover of the wild and
beautiful. But not only by “ him who
in the love of nature holds communion
with her visible forms” are these Falls
looked upon with interest. The u'itita
rinn spirit of the age must appropriate
the water-falls to a more paying use than
tl e studies of the artist or the admira
tion of the lover of nature, and the riv
er possessing such magnificent water
power must be made to feel the bonds of
man and civilization.
As you leave the Falls of St. Antho
ny you drive over a beautiful country
for five miles to the Falls of Minnehaha;
and ns you approach this romantic, le
gendary water fall there is a pleasant
feeling or thought that comes to your
mind which says, “ that these Falls were
made expressly to look upon.” A tru >
admirer of nature will almost lose his
present consciousness, enraptured with
the beauty and grandeur of these laugh
ing waters. I might give a catalogue of
rocks, precipices, torrents, ledges, over
arching trees, and nil the elements that
make one feel “the sublimity of a stern
solitude,” but it is no easy task to convey
bv words the exact expressions of such a
lovely, romantic scene; nor do I fully
belive what is called a “realizing sense”
in the descriptions of others. Like all
beautiful scenery, the only true way to
fully appreciate its sublime beauty is for
one to visit the Falls of Minnehaha.—
The following Indian anecdote is said to
have occurred near these Falls many
rears ago, which is worty of note :
A young Indian failed in his attention
to a young squaw.. She made com
plaint to the old chief, who appointed a
hea ing or trial. The lady laid the case
bofore the Judge, and explained the na
ture of the promise made to her. It
consisted of sundry visits to the wig
wam, “ many unilefinable attentions”
and presents, a bunch of feathers, and
several yards of red flannel. This was
the charge. The faithless swain denied
the “ undefinable attentions” in toto.—
He had visited her father’s wigwam for
the purpose of passing away time, when
it was not convenient to hunt, and had
given the feather and flannel from friend
ly motives, and nothing further. Du-
i ring the latter part of the defence the
squaw fainted. The plea was considered
invalid, and the offender sentenced to
I give the lady “ a yellow feather, a broach
' that was dangling from his nose, and a
dozen coon skins.” The sentence v.as
no sooner concluded than the young
squaw sprang upon her feet and ciapsed
her bands, while she exclaimed with
: iov, •■ Now me ready to be courted
: again ;
Camp Correspondence.
Camp Scott, Wis., Sept. 22d 1861.
Dear Lutk :—As you exacted a prom
ise. from me to try to keep you “posted,”
with regard to the movements and mat
ters which mig-t be of interest connected
with the St, Croix Rifles, I shall, in this
letter, give only the incidents of our trip
from Prescott and arrival here.
We left Prescott at 3:30 P. M. noth
ing of interest occurring during the af
ternoon. The “boys” were all in good
spirits, and officers and men bad no
cause for complaint, none forgetting to
act the gentiemau in any instance.
Immediately upon our arrival at La
Crosse, about 6:30 Saturday mornit g,
we were marched in two ranks to the cars
and with three rousing cheers for the Un
ion, the Constitution and “everybody
generally” took our departure.
At Minnesota Junction we were joined
by Company “1” of the Ist Regiment
from Fond du Lac, and tivo hundred
Germans of the Artillery, the latter des
tined for Racine.
On arriving at camp we were welcom
ed by the Adjutant and Col. Starkweath
er, and assigned as Company “F.”
We arc now enjoying the realities of
camp life. Realities I say’, for there is
no humbug about it. We are now in
quarters, and visiting, dancing and “lag
er” are among the things only to bo re
membered by us; but all are willing to
let them pass.
T 1 e •? mpany hel I an election cf non
commissioned officers last evening which
resulted as follows:
Orderly Sergeant, 0. T. Marshall.
Ist “ Joseph Mitchell.
2nd “ S. W. Button.
31 “ Simon Lillis,
4th “ Isaac Nichols.
Corporals.— Ist Hale Cowles. 2d Nor
man Hooker, 3d Win. Moody, 4th A.
J. Jones. sth C. Mansegh, Gib J. Delia,
7th J. Follinsbee, Bth R. Lovell.
The company has as pleasant a street
as any in camp.
The camp is aboutof a mile from the
La Crosse Depot in a gentle slope in ful]
view of the city.
I almostfo git to mention a little in
cident which occured last night. While
preparing for the night, it was deemed
necessary that there should be some
straw procured for the “boys” in the
tents. As every one was anxious to se
cure his share there was a general stam
pede for the straw-pile, and it was found
necessary to station a guanl. Just before
the time came for the distribution, there
was a large collection of “boys” gather
ed around and some detained the guard
at one point while they secured the straw.
Just as they had gathered an armful a
voice was beard, “Hold there, I am
watch here myself.” Upon looking
ffround behold Col. Starkweather was
standing among them, and giving pecu
liar twinkle to his eye went on and dis
tributed the straw to the satisfaction o*
We are to be mustered into the service
Company “F” is the flower of the reg
iment thus far. There are seven com
panies now in camp, the other three not
yet recruited.
We have not received our arms or uni
forms, but expect to have them some
time this week. All are desirous to get
them. Joseph B. Peabody has not been
able to appear upon parade because of a
sore throat,but is getting better; none oth
ers in any way indisposed.
The boys “says” many thanks to the
ladies and citizens of Prescott and vicini
ty, for their kindness and attention while
there. Aud while on tented field, or in
the heat of battle their memory’ will
strengthen our arms and inspire us with
a stronger love for the truth, the right
and the Union.
Yours truly, Quad.
It seems hard case that, when
a man dies, his better half is entitled to
only a third.
Keep the horrors nt arms
length. Never turn a blessing round to
see whether it has » dark side or not.
< TEREES: $2,00 per Annum
:NO. 23.
Madisca Correspondence.
Madison, Sept. 23. 1861.
. Dear Journal :—I leave fir Racine
| to-morrow to commence my duties there;
i but before I go 1 wish to pen a few lines
1 with reference to things in Madison.
The 7th Regiment left last Saturday,
as you have probably heard. C<«|. Van
dor’s conduct on that occasion call d
forth much criticism and censure. It
mnv well be doubted whether such men
should be placed in command of our sol
diers whatever may be their military ex
i The members of the Bth are rapidly
perfecting themselves in company and
battalion drill, and will be ready to h ave
within two weeks. The companies of
the 11th arc beginning to come in
To-dav a fine company from Mazomanin,
called the Watson Guards, came into
camp. Conspicuous among them was a
tall, stalwart Highlander, dressed in his
plaid, with bare knees and costume to
match. lie, of course, attracted much
Although a thousand men have left
this place they are not missed. There
seems to be just as many ns before, while
the activity in the various offices seems
increased by the arrival of recruits of the
11th Regiment. No person who is not
familiar with the details of these offices
can form anv idea of the vast amount of
labor involved in their transactions.—
Take the Quarter-master General's office
for example. Since the adjournment of
the special session of the Legislature th'*
office has expended about five hundred
thousand dollars. The payingout of this
vast sum under the peculiar arrangement
adopted fur securing its legitimate expen
ditures and receiving the articles and dis
posing of them again to the respective
Regiments, involves a vast amount of la
General Treadway, the Quarter-master
General, seems to have a constitution of
iron. Neither the great responsibility of
liis office nor the thousand and one petty
vexations and trials to which be is sub
jected daily seems to effect either bis
health or temper. He is assisted by Mr.
Van Slvke, President of the Dane Co.
Bank, and bv ns able a body of c orks
as can be mustered in Wisconsin. Ench
man has his particular and respective du
ties and is responsible fur his department;
but at the same time, each one must nec
essarily understand the general working
of the office. It must be gratifying to
the people of this State to know that
while the Quarter master General con
sults every real want of the volunteer’,
and is most diligent in studying their
welfare and providing for it; he is at the
same time most judicious and careful m
his expenditures. When the letnils ot
the various offices <>f this State are inn.
public the people of this State will find
more to commend than the people of
other States seem io at present. H.
RfT Gerritt Smith bus given five
dollais to each family left by volunteers
from the tewn of Cazenovia, N. V.
At the request of many friends of Educa
tion, I hereby announce myself a candidate
for the office of Superintendent of Schools
for the county of Pierce, subject to the decis
ion oi a Union Convention, which may be
called to nominate a candidate for said office.
Reference—no person “in particular, ' hut to
all persons in the county with whom I am
personally or bv icp .tation acquainted.
J. M. MoKEE.
Prescott, Wis., September 24, 1861.
Editor Journal :—Please announce that I
will be a candidate for County Superintendent
of Common Schools for Pierce county at the
ensuing Nov. election. 1 trust that an expe
rience of over tventy-five years, as a practi
cal teacher, has given me advant ges that are
c'esirable in the office sought.
I would give reference to Prof. Wilcox,
Rev. M v . Stevens and G. W, Pratt, Esq.,
of River Falls; O. Stralil, W. Crippin and S.
R. Gunn, of Ferry ; Rev. W. C Dennison, of
Oak Grove; J. D. Trumbull, of Maiden Roclc
and the citizens of Prescott and vicinity, with
whom I have lived for the part three vears
Sept. 23, ’6l. VV. T. HATCH.
C. P.Bpown respectfully announces to the
Electors of Pierce County that he is a candi
date lor the office of County Superintondent
of Schools. References—Prof. 15. Wilcox and
Lute A. Taylor.
September 24, 1861.
Take Notice.
The St. Croix Valley Medical Association
will hold its annual meeting at Hudson on thu
17th of October next. It is hoped that all reg
ular Physicians in the Valley will attend if
A.D. Andrews,Sec.
Resolved, By the Common Council of tl:<»
City of Prescott, that the use ot the Levee, in
front, of Lots five (5) six (6) and seven (7)
in Block E in Shazer’s Addition is granted to
John Dudley <fc Co. so Jong as they may use
it for Mill purposes provided the nesessa>y
pass ways be kept openjor the use of the pub
J. M. Wuiprie, Mavor.
W. T. Hatch, Clerk.
Prescott, Sept. 27th, 1861.
To Whom it may Concern.
The undersigned having by mutual consent,
divided their personal and real estate, and
each having agreed to take care of and provide
for ourselves, do hereby give due notice that
we shall pay no debts of the other's contract
ing after thia date.
Lovin Goi»
Busan Gox>,
River Fall*. Sept-25,

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