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LUTE A. TAYLOR, Publisher- >
|)rcstott louvnal.
■j g »union of lakes—the union of lands—
Ihe 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 30. 1861
For List of Banks, Market Report and
laUft .V cvs. see Fourth page.
Union. Ticket.

For Governor,
For Lieutenant Governor,
For Secretary of State,
Por Treasurer,
For Attorney General,
For Bank Comptroller,
For School Superintendent,
For State Prison Commissioner,
For State Senator, 28th District,
For A asernblyman,
Ccuufy Ticket.
For County Commissioners,
Its District—C. P. BARNARD.
2.1 District—C. B. COX.
3d District— J. D. TRUMBLE.
For School Superintendent,
V> - Amendments to the Banking Law,
fiiffiion Tuesday, November 5.
The noblest act, the crowing fact
Of Freedom , is a Freeman's vote.
Union Platform.
Rttolved —That j arty principles and
plnttonus should not now engage tie at
tention of patriots, but their entire ener
gies should he devoted to the vigorous
prosecution of the war, and the mainten
ance of the Government in all its integrity
and strength.
Resolved- —That we heartily concur in
tfe re,elution passed nearly unanimously
by the last Congress, which was in the
following words:—“That the present de
j'- rsMo civil war has been forced upon
’ 1 country by the disunionists of the
utiiein states, now in arms against the
'{.ftilional Government, that in this
»■«! emergency, Congress, banishing
:g of mere passion or resentment,
cotieet oidy its duty to the whole
ir ; that this war is not waged on
putt itt any spirit of oppiession, or
the purpose of conquest or subjugation
• r of overthrowing or interfering with
:he rights of established institutions in
those States, but to defend and mnntnin
the suprernocy of the Constitution, and
to preserve be Union, with ad the digni
ty, equality and rights of the several
States unimpaired, and that as soon ns
these objects are accomplished, the war
ought to cease.”
Resolved —That we arc for this Union
Without conditions, one and indivisible,
sow and forever. That wo are for its
’•reservation at any every cost of blood
and treasure, against all its assailants.—
That we il?c against any compromise that
may Lc made tinder the guns of the reb
orn,'and that we pledge our most earnest
efforts to sustain the Administration in
'.lie adoption of the most vigcro2s meas
to crush rebellion, punish treason,
s “d nan tain the Constitution, the Ul’.t,
the Laws.
Resolved —That we are for the most
ireful and economical administration of
'-ate f.ffairs, so that our means may not
f squandered, but may all be applied to
e great work we have to do.
Perish every Creed and Party,
While the rebel flag is near,
Till the good ship Constitution,
Stands out in the offing clear.
Fill the flag our-fethers gave us,
Floats in sovereignty and might,
And these lurid clouds that bind U 6,
r'sss like horrid dreams at night.
the union ticket
As this is the last number of this pa
per before election, wo wish to say a few
more words about the State ticket. The
i Union and the Republican conventions
put out a ticket nearly tl e same. By
! the withdrawal of Messrs. Heg, Brack
en*, and McKindley, each ticket has
undergone changes so that now they are
exactly similar except for the Lieut.
Governorship. Let us look at the ticket.
LOUIS P. HARVEY needs no en
conium. Having long held offices of
trust, with honor to himself and profit to
the State, n politician without a stain of
personal dishonor, the people instinctive
ly turned to him, ns tho man to fill the
executive office in this traubulous time.
His election is pasta doubt.
beaten in tho Union Convention, by W.
P. Allen*, and w: s nominated Lt. Gov
ernor by tho Republican Union Conven
tion. M>-. Salomon is a German, and a
Democrat, and tho family to which ho
belongs has been conspicuous for patri
otism. It is duo to tho Germau element,
so powerful in the State, and so prompt
in response to the cails of duty and dan
ger, that Mr. Salomon be elected to tho
office, It is yet quite probable that Mr
Allen will withdraw and leave him a
clear field.
JAMES T. LEWIS, tho nominee for
Secretary of State, is endorsed by all
who know him ns a fit successor to Har
vey in that impartant office. Hitherto
a Democrat, now he is an American citi
zen, and in the office to which he will be
elected, ho will jealously watch over the
interests of the State and maintain the
honor of the Government.
candidate for State Treasurer. Enough
said ! Tho verdict e f tho people will be,
“Well done, good and faithful servant,’’
go in for another term.
JAMES II HOWE will be the At
torney General for the coming term.—
No one wants a change here, and a bet
ter officer could not ho found. An ablo
officerand personally one of the most pop
ular men in tho State, his majority will
be tremendous.
WM. H. RAMSEY, the earn! date
for Bank Comptroller, is a man well
worthy of tho place. He has two oppo
nents —tho regular Democratic candidate,
and John Y. Smith, independent. We
trust Mr. Ramsey will bo elected.
A. P. HODGES, candidate for State
Prison Commissioner, will be elected
without any serious opposition.
JOSIAH L. PICKARD, has already
served one term as Supt. of Public In
struction. Ho has won tho proud repu
tation of being the best man in the State
for that place, and the overwhelming
vote he will receive, will show that tho
people are mindful of his merits, and
anxious to retain his services in the office
he so fitly fills.
This ticket lias never had a superior in
the State. It stands for two things:—
honesty, ability and economy in tho State
Administration, and a “ vigorous prose
cution of the war.” Lot us each help to
swell its majority to a number which
shall tell that Wisconsin is sound to tho
The First Regin cut left Milwaukee for
Louisville, Afy.. on Monday last.
Judge Foster of River Fulis recently
brought up a flock of sheep from the
southern part of the State. Tho Judge
deserves great credit for his efforts to in
troduce wool growing here. lie has now
a fleck of 500 fine sheep.
George Smith is putting up a large
addition to his Livery Stable. George
keep everything in fine style, and wj are
glad to see tLis ovidenco of growing bus
We are indebted to Hon. Luther
Hanciiett for public documents.
Tho work preparatory to tho building
of Dudley’s Grist Mill is rapidly going
At the marriage of a couple in this
city, ft few days since, the clergyman
prayed that tho »wo might “help each
other on to death:' Such help is quite
too common to need special praying for*
m > »■ ■■■
The telegraph is now completed thro’
to San Francisco.
In tho town of Afton, it is said there
is not one marriaghle man left to “go
home with the girls in the morning --all
gone to the war.
Rend the Union Platform in this paper
and endorse its noble seotimeote by your
There will doubtless be some opposi
tion to tho county ticket at the head of
our columns, but as we remarked last
weak, we believe it would bo difficult to
nominate a better one.
C. P. Barnard has for some years
held city and county offices, and always
satisfactorily discharged his duties. We
believe he dererves the liieh praise of be
ing an honest local politician, lie was
supported for the nomination by tho en
tire delegation from the supervisor district
in which he belongs, nud we have no
doubt but that ho will acceptably dischar
ge tho duties of the offiee.
C. B. Cox is too well known in this
county to need our endorsement. Hav
ing served tho people acceptably at home
and abroad—having received every vote
in the Convention, his election is a fore
gone conclusion.
J. D. Trumble is well known in the
county as an efficient, capable business
man. His district was somewhat divided
in Convention, but Mr. Trumble was the
choice of the majority. His views on
county policy were stated to the Conven
tion, and as they were satisfactory to it,
the people will likely endorse him.
Wo believe that in the hands of these
men, our county matters would bo con
ducted with sound business judgment,
and our county finances redeemed from
their present wretched condition.
W. T. Hatch, the norni .ee for School
Superintendent, is a man of irreproach
able character, of ample education, and
has had a large experience io teaching.—
We opposed him in convention, believing
that the rival candidate would he mo:o
efficient in tho office. We hope that the
friends of Mr. Hatch, who know him bet
ter than we do, were correct in their
The ticket stands before the people
with no partisan claims. If elected, ns it
doubtless will be, it will be because the
candidates are deemed worthy of the po
sitions for which they are nominated.
Mr. Truman Field is the nominee of
tho Republican Convention for the As
sembly—a Convention which represent
ed the people about as much as an
infintcssimal minnow represents the
whole fish species.
Mr. Field is well known in this county
and his nomination is an unfortunate one.
Never a partisan himself, he is the nomi
nee of an intensely partisan convention.
Put up to eatcli the votes of the County
Seat interest, ho is one of the strongest
opponents to tho present location of the
County Seat We presume that Mr.
Field neither desired the nomination, nor
expects tho election.
The Volunteer’s Farewell.
We part with those we never may see more,
Till ’yowl the Mystic River we shall stand
A gath’ring multitude, upon that shore
That bounds the mortal irom the spirit land
Tis sad, all yes, but sadder far to feel
Our Oountry threatened by a trait’rous toe.
Raising his arm to strike fair Liberty.
And shall not Freedom’s sons avert the blow?
Aye to defend her williwgly we go.
Though mothers, wives, and maidens mourn
onr fate;
Dry up your tears and bid them cease to flow.
Do not unnerve the patriot’s heart elate
Speak words of cheer, and if a tear must fall.
Gushing from love’s pure fountain, strong
and deep,
Smile through your tears, nor cast a gloomy
O’er hearts too stern with firm resolve to
Farewell, dear friends, our duty bids us go,
Naught else could make us sunder those
Hear ties
That link onr hearts in gladness or in woe ;
And if we die—die as the brave man dies.
With cheek unblanched and facing to the foe,
Than which, a death more glorious mortals do
not know
Private D. Lvon Light Guards.
Prescott, Oct, 28, 1861 T
New Goods.—W. J. Whipple, at
the City Drug Store, has just received ft
large stork of Drugs, Medicines, and all
kinds of Paints and Oils. Kerosene oil
for 80 cts., and pure white lead for ❖2.15
per keg. Call and examine for your
H. A. Taylor, an 1 J. S. Elweil, of St.
Croix, and Daniel Smith and L. A. 1 ay
lor of Pierce, are the Union Assembly
Dist. Committee for the ensuing year.
The paper having tho largest circula
tion in this State, will be a narrow strip,
having the name of L. P. Harvey on one
and and J. L. Pickard on tho other.
Every vote cast in this State against
the Union ticket will be claimed as a vote
against the prosecution of tho war.
The Prescott Band of Hope will meet
at tho Presbyterian Church on Thursday
Oct. 31, at 2 o’clock p. M. for tho annual
election of officers and the transaction of
other business
Lieut. Hcnrv Hnuff of Madison arrived
here on Monday for the purpose rais
ing a company in the St. Croix Valley
for Col Heg’s Scandinavian Regiment.
This regiment is to be composed of Nor
wegians and Swedes exclusively.
Major Blodgett, of St. Louis is in town
recruiting for tho United States scrv'ce.
See Advertisement on fourth psgA.
Camp Correspondence.
Arlington Heights. “Sacred Soil." ?
October 2lst, 1861. $
Dear Lute :—A large number of
the readers of the Prescott Journal hav
ing relatives and friends in tho army, ei
ther here or elsewhere, it occurs to me
that some account of the every day life of
a soldier will be read with interest.
You, therefore, being tlie present me
dium of communication between your
renders and their said relatives and
friends, will please accompany mo on a
tou r of observation early tins morning
through the encampment of the staid
and sober 6th Wis. Reg. Volunteers.
See those tents, ten iu a row, and
twenty of those rows running parallel
with each other; twenty of those tents
contain your readers’ nearest and dear
est; we will therefore confine our obser
vations for the present to these twenty
tents. You observe that twenty foot
street running between those two parall
el rows of tents,that is known as company
B’s street.
There goes the roll of the morning
drum; it is reveille arousing the soldier
to his day’s work. Let us walk down
this street and glanco at these canvass
houses and their inhabitants; here this
one will do; look at those six men in
there--sce thorn rub their eyes, hoar them
growl, and the truth must be told, they
do swear some; see them slip on their
shoes, put on their hats; now they arc
dressed; hear the order “Company 8.,
fall in lor roll call.” ring out on the
morning air. See these men join their
comrades in the company street, and
form into two rank, and hear them an
swer “hero” as their names a.c called.
Now while these men are “out in the
cold” answering to them names, let me
conduct you to the interior of their can
vass house, as it is a fine sample of all
the thousands now occupied by our
troops. As you app oach you notice a
trench a foot wide and six inches deep is
dug around its four sides to carry ofi the
rain ; inside and immediately opposite
the entrance you see six Springfield rifle
muskets placed in a primitive rack, oi it
it suits you better, in a rack of prima
tivo formation. These guns you will see
are as bright as rotten stone, oil and e!
how grease can make them. Your eye
then tVIs upon six knapsacks ranged in
a row, six oil cloth blankets spread on
the ground, six woolen blankets of vari
ous hues—rod, white, blue and grey.—
These knapsacks are the pillows, these
oil cloth blankets tho matrasses, these
woolen blankets the bed clothes for the
six men who are ‘out there in the col I”
bawling “ here, here.” In one corner ot
tho tent you see a rude box or barrel head
with bread in or on it. a plate with from
one to three pounds of sugar on it, a tin
cup or glass bottle half full of molasses,
tin cups with the coftee grounds left from
fast night’s supper, bottles of various si
zes and colors containing sweet oil, whale
oil, spirits of turpentine, vinegar and
mu-tard, blacking brushes and blacking,
shoes, newspapers, divers and numerous
pipes and papeis of tobacco. Suspended
in mid air. extending from one to tho
other of the upright tent poles, jou see a
rope upon which hang cartridge boxes,
overcoats, twowsors, shirts, haversacks,
and everything else that will hang ex
cept Jeff. Davis.
Roll cal! is now over and th?e six men
come in out of the cold, and the overcoats
arc rolled up compactly inside of tho oil
cloth blankets and strapped on top of the
knapsack; tho woolen blankets are. well
shaken and then neatly folded and pack
ed in the fly of the knapsvck; the boots
or shoes of tho men are blackened or
greased, the clothes brushed, and after
considerable boisterous debating, one of
these six men seizes a broom ot homo
made stock and sweeps out the tent. —
Everything in the tent is put iuto perfect
order, and the dirt in and around the
tent is swept in a pile in tho middle of
the company street. But what is tho
matter with our knight of tho broom ?
Ho drops it ns though ho were shot,
makes a break for the tent, seizes a tin
cup and rushes for the coflee kettle; but
woe bo unto him if be have a quart cup
instead of tho regulation pint cup, tor he
will be cursed deaf, dumb, blue and blind
if ho dare to profane tho coffee kettle
by introducing his quart cup, but theory
~f *• meat, meat” is raised, and the poor
devil in the uproar oseapes to his lent
with, if lie has filled his quart cut, a dou
ble allowance ot coffee.
Well, the bienkfnst is over and the
drum summons those men whoso names
were called out last night for guard to
day. to fall into ranks with their arms,
accoutrements, clothing, etc. in good or
der, and they nro marched off for a tour
of twenty-four hours guard duty.
The compnr.v police, consisting of five
men, in the mean time sweep the com
pany street, and the dirt swept out of the
tents is carried off some distance from
tiio encampment.
Those men not on guard or police duty
are now busily engaged tn cleaning their
guns, polishing the brass plates on their
accoutrements and getting ready tor in
spection, which comes oft daily at nine
o’clock. After inspection comes company
drill, [which is dispensed with in wet
weather,] lasting nearly till noon. Dicn
comes dinner, and then if wo have bean
or pea emip tho quart cups are again
anathematized, and those individuals who
have porcine propensities are jealousy
watched lest they fill their cups with peas
or beans, leaving tho soup.
Dinner being over, then comes battal
ion drill and dress parade, taking up a
good portion of the afternoon, and then
comes the distribution of tho mail, and if
our friends and relatives at home could
but witness the eager, anxious faces gath
ered around the Lieutenant ns he dis
tributes the letters and papers, and mark
the expressions of gratified expectation,
or the gloomy shade of disappointment
as the boys receive their letters or nro
told that they have none, it seems to me
that company B. wouid surely ever here
after receive treble tho number of letters
and papers they now do. lt is a sub
ject of remark that company 13. receives
fewer papers than any other company in
the Regiment.
Supper is now ready, and is dispatch
ed in much tho same manner as the mor
ning meal—the same jealous watchings
of the quart cups, and the same hearty
curses being vouchsafed said cups.
In the evening the different tents are
filled with inc-ii engaged in reading, wri
ting, smoking, polishing their arms, play
ing euchre, old sledge, straight poker,
draw poker, twenty deck poker for dear
life, and many a night after the “ taps,”
when all lights have to he put out, 1 have
seen some of the boys out in the moon
light playing the favorite game of poker.
Were tho names of some of these devo
tees of chance given, it would create
much surprise in the minds of their
Yours truly,
B. N. M.
A Farewell to the Lyon Guards-
Brotheis ! thou goest forth, hut not alone,
For earnest tears, and prayers of many friends
Will follow on, where’er thy lot is cast,
And eyes that now are dim, will brighten fast
As tidings glad are caught by wakeful eais.
Remember him whose honored name ye bear.
He did not shrink at death ; may thou in turn,
Be likewise strong and brave. Our Oonntry
And noble the response. Stout hearts and
Are firmly joined to battle for the Right,
And fixed in purpose, knowing not to fail,
Will onward press to victory and renown.
Brothers ! ’tis hard indeed to give thee up.
The heart is weak, and fain would say, ’Come
O, do not go !’ But duty points aloft
With glist’ning eye, and nerves us to the end.
Though trying is the struggle, yet tis made;
We clasp the friendly hand and say farewell.
Should’st be our lot to meet no more on eaitb,
There is a better world for us in store,
And may we have a glad reunion there.
Prescott, Oct.. 28. A Friend.
On the 13tli inst, by Rev. A. Gibson, Lieut
F. Hoyt, of the Lvon Light Guards,and Miss
Sarah Jan e Johnson, all of this city.
Also by the same on the 2(it!i inst., Mr.
Robert Gibson, [Lyon Light Guards,] and
Miss Lauretta A. Hawley, of this city.
On the lDth inst, by Gapt. McLeod, Mr. C.
G. Hu.bee, of Hudson, fLy on Light Guards,]
and Miss Lydia A. Pratt, of River Falls.
On the 2lst inst, by Gapt. McLeod, Mr.
Wallace Kkllsky, [Lyon Light Guards,]
and Miss Lucina Cricpen.
From the above it will be seen what
sort of chance a fellow stands for marry
ing, who has no stripes on his pants. —
Mars and Venus in partnership. “The
union must and shall be preserved.’”—
E. Pluribus Unum! Hurrah! The feel
ings of the public must be respected. To
survivors wo say, “Boys, let’s be virtu
ous and happy. Our turn will come.—
Merit will draw, as the monkey showman
said when he drew tho crowd away from
Mr. Everett’s oration.
Editor Journal :—Please announce that I
will he a candidate for County Superintendent
of Common Schools for Pierce county at the
ensuing Nov. election. I trust that an expe
rience ot over t verity-five years, as a practi
cal teacher, has given me advant ges that are
desirable in the office sought.
I would give reference to Prof. Wilcox,
Rev. M*. Stevens and G. W. Pratt, Esq.,
of River Falls; O. Strabl, W. Crippin and S.
R. Gunn, of Perry'; Rev. W. C Dennison, of
Oak Grove; J. D. Trumbull, of Maiden Rock*
and the citizens of Prescott and vicinity, with
whom I have lived for the pa-1 three years
Sept. 23,’61. W.T. HATCH.
C. P. Brown respectfully announces to tin
Electois of .Pierce County that he is a candi
date lor the office of County Superintendent
of Schools. References—Prof. B. Wilcox and
Lnte A. Taylor.
September 24. 1861.
Strayed or Stolen !
From the premises of the subscriber in the
town of Clifton, on the night of the 30th of
Sept, a light red cow. two and a half years
old. medium size.gave milk at the time, had a
star on rlie forehead, also a white spot on the
right flank, left ear to-n. Any person giving
inhumation where the above deserihed cow
mav lie found, or returning her to the under
signed, will he satitfactorily rewarded.
Tenements to Ect!
TWO commodious tenements in Strauss’
Building, on Broad Street, on reasonable
terms. Enquire of J. M. McKee, at the Book
Store. nr.,
Prescott. Oct. 16,1861- r.2,.wtf
The Lvon Guards left here on Mon
day for Camp Randall, Madison. A
large crowd of the citizens and friends of
the volunteers were gathered to witness
their departure, aud there were many
affecting incidents of leave-taking—man
ly cheeks wet with tho drops of sot row,
and woman’s gentle eyes suffused with
The Lyon Guards is a company of
which the St. Croix Valley may well be
proud. It has in it many of our most
esteemed citizens—men of character and
moral worth —men who have made great
sacrifices to go, and who go to swell the
Grand Army from the convictions of tho
duty they owe to their country, and from
tho love they bear to the starry banner
consecrate to Freedom.
At the dinner given to tlie Guards last
Wednesday, tho people of Pierce county
nobly testified their appreciation of the
company. The address given by Rev.
Wm. C. Dennison was full of patriot
ism, and calculated to make each soldier
feci how noble is his mission.
Much credit is due to Uapt. McLeod,
Lt. Maxson and others, for the energy
they have displayed in raising this com*
pnny. The Capt. has tho respect and
confidence of all his men, and we doubt
not will fill full that highest measure of
manhood —a Christian Soldier
Farewell ! brave friends ! True,mar
ly and courteous, wo trust to welcome
you all back again, but should the storm
of battle ever break upon your ranks,
—that storm whose tempest cry is '‘slmut
and groan and sabre stroke”—whose
surf is the blood of the brave—whose
breakers are thumb ous cannon and the
glistening steel—whose wrecks are the
mangled dead—wc know eacli soldier’s
eye will turn to the meteor stars of Li
berty, and that storm be breasted as on
ly brave men car, dare danger and death.
The following is a list of the members
of the company. We regret that our
space does not permit to give the re i
donee of each, as wo intended:
ORRIN T. MAXSON—Ist Lieutenant,
FRANCIS HOYT—2d Lieutenant.
Anderson A Boring H G
“ J Lev mgs E D
Allen Gordon “ Homer
“ John E Law Ilane
Anderson S Let. on A H
Asbbnugh Bartlett McCormick P
Barlow Henry Moulston Wm E
Brooks Nelson Me In tyro D
Blaisdell Nathaniel McMillcn J
“ Elijah McKee A
Borner G McLeod E V
Boughton Edgar Meacham C E
Baker F Miley James
Bee bee CLns A N : chols J G
Bri bin Wm O NorthrupD B
Burnett Win A Oleson Ole
Balcom James “ JO
Barrett Albert J Oiin A N
Clay Cyrus II Prescott Geo W
Copp J M Pimiplin Wm
Crippen JT Patterson J B
Cleveland E O Pierce E C
Comstock B B Quirk John
Carutbers J Reynolds Lewis
Connelly WmF Ryder II
Colgan J M Rockstad 0 C
Carr Thomas Russell S M
Castello Richard Roberts S C
Dale W P Rockstad J C
Chas Smith Thomas
Denison Wm Seely Sherwood
Dresspr D L Styles Leonard
Dickinson S W Shaesby J
Togleson Joseph Strong E B
Gibbs James Sanford A
Gibson Robert Tick nor C II
“ A Tabman Edward
Griffith Z Tubbs E C
Goodwin Geo H D Triggs Robert
Hegs J T Van TTarncr F J
H urimnn P II Wiley Wesley
Hawley Miles Wells John
Hammer N R JUhipple J N
H dman J H Williams J A
Howes IFalter A Wilson Robert
H dman H N Wonsetter A
Hope Geo Watson John
Hem pci G Young C E
Hodges Wm II Young J F
Hyatt D B Ottinan A
Hager G N Humphrey B J
Huntington C F Nelson Peter
Hudson J H Miner Win
Jay Wm Garlt Fred
Jewell P B J ensc J N
Kelsey Wallace George James
Libby Warren
Sergeant E. A Clapp, of the Hudson
City Guards, has returned home for the
purpose of recruiting ft few men. No
better opportuoiiy is offered for going in
to the service.
A common Day Book containing a note
against E. Havilaxd of SIOO, payable one day
niter date. All persons are warned against
purchasinng said note. Any person finding
the same wil] confer a great favor by returning
it to tho owner, t»EO.-SH AZER.
< TERMS: $2,00 per Annum-
[NO. 27.
The Straight Convention*.
Two Assembly Dist. Conventions, Re
publican and Democratic, were held at
River Falls last Saturday. We attended
both. Delegates were scarce. Candi
dates were scarce. Lnte in the afternoon
George Strong called the Republican con
vention to order, reading a call which
had never had the benefit of publication
Six delegates were called for from each
county. There wore four present-, all
from St. Croix. E. Scribner, of St.
Croix was nominated. Mr. Scribner de
clined. It was difficult to find a man
who dare run, and so an absentee must
be nomina ed, probably in the hope that
he would not hear of it. Truman Field,
of Pierce, was the man. lie received
the enormous aggregate of the four votes
and was nominated, for which he was not
in the least to blame. No resolutions.—•
The convention was brief, ns tho publish
ed minutes in this paper will show.
Immediately after, the Democratic
Convention met at the same place. About
thirty delegates* were called for. Four
were present; three from Pierce, one
from St. Cro : x. Tho convention ad
journed without any action whatever wTh
regard to a candidate for the Assembly.
Thus ended the straight conventions, it
may be proper to remark that the people
will quite generally vote ihe Union ticket.
The RepubliLan Assembly Dis
trict Convention met at River Falls pur
suant to call. E. Scribner in the chair,
Geo. Strong Secretary.
First it irmal ballot for Assembly -
man, E. Scribner received a majority of
all the votes. A motion to make his
nomination unanimous was adopted. Mr.
Scribner declined.
First formal ballot Truman Field re
ceived every vote, and was declared nom
11. C. Baker and A, G. Peabody, of
St. Croix county, and A. Morse and J.
j N. Adams, of Pierce county, woio np-
I poiuted Assembly District Committee.
E. P. SCRIBNER, Pres’t.
i Geo. Strong, Sec’y.
Er>. Journal : —ln your paper of fhis
, week 1 see the name of J. W. Beardsley
as the Union nominee of the Assembly
Convention of the 19th, This is right;
it shows to the world that Republicans
meant it when they said “Union.” Un
ion is tlie watchword. It is the tailsman
that shall bind the northern people us
with a band of steel, that shall teach
South Caiolina and her followers that
i tlie stars and stripes of this glorious re
| public are more powerful than the com
i biued forces of Jeff Davis and his trai
j tcrous abettors.
The only opposition, outside of a very
| little secession influence, that is brought
to bear against Doct. Beardsley is tlie
County Sent question, but that, by the
Doctor’s magnanimous letter, will be laid
aside, and at the polls wo will show “s<>-
cesh” that “Jordan is a hard road to
travel.” Yours truly,
County Seat.
Candidate for Assembly.
The Union candidate fov As-emblv
man, J. W. Beardsley, of Prescott, is a
man in every way fitted to represent till*
section in our Legislature. II s business
qualifications aie of tho first order, hi*
experience in political matters extensive,
and in short, he is one of those sound,
jsteiling, capable men. fitted for almost
! any position. Mr. Beardsley was nomi
nated upon the first ballot, receiving cv
erv vote cast, which proves cl aby that
he has the confidence of the poop'e. Let
him receive a rousing vote in St. Croix
Conn tv. Hudson Ti m cs.
St. Croix Lancers
The St. Croix Lancers, (cavalry,) will
leave Prescott for their lendesvous at
Milwaukee, on Tuesday, Nov. 5;.h. All
persons wishing to join must do so itnmo
j dintely. Expenses paid from date of en
| listment. J. IF*. Bascom,
Recruiting Serg’t St. Croix Lancers.
| gyp What precious sacrifices ihe coun
| try is making ! Ellsworth, Winthrop.
| Lyon, Baker ! The old flag, dour and
j hallowed as it was before, grows doubly
' sacred when such lives as these are pour*
! ed out iu its d fence. —State Journal.
- ——»-<•»
j The vote in this county will bs
; Uodit at the best—so many are gone to
; the war. Let us get out all who remain.
SJT Hon. Joseph Bowron is a candi
• date for Senator from this District, but
I the people have made arrangemei ts to
i elect 11. L. Humphrey to that office.
£3T George Strong used to be a gi
ant in conventions. JUiien we saw h m
■ in convention last Saturday, we thought
; of the strong man Scripture toils us of —
| after his head was shorn.
Hereafter our city subscribers will re
ceive their papers at the Post Office.

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