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OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY.
Prescott, Wisconsin. October 30-1861-
Our Platform.
I wish solemnly to declare before you and
the world that I am for this L nion without
conditions, one and indivisible, now and for ev
er. ]am for its preservation at any and every
cost of blood and treasure aainstal its assail
ants.' I know no neutrality between my
country and its foes, wh ther they be foreign
or domestic ; no neutrality between that glo
rious flag winch now floats over vs 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
AGAINST ANY AND EVERY COMPROMISE THAT
MAY BE PaorOsED TO BE MaDK UNDER THE GUNS
of the Rebels. * * *
* * # * The arbitrament ol
the sword has been defiantly thrust into the
face of the Government and country, and there
is no honorable escape from it. —Joseph Holt.
fuuip torfcspondencc.
Arlington Heights, “ Sa rfd Soil,” \
October 18th, 1861. $
Dear Lute :—There is but little of
interest in our camp now ; in fact wc
have once more settled down to the dull
routine of guard mounting, police duty,
company, drill, battalion drill, dress par
ade, ar.d occasionally a skeleton drill,
which 1 st is a brigade drill.
Tltuner just now r.ss gns Col. Cutler
to the command of a brigade, thus con
ferring upon him a Brigadier General’s
commission. Should this rumor prove
true the 6th will lose a most efficient of
ficer.
Three of our bo vs, Oliariey Steiner,
Alex. Frier and Jus. Wells re-jniued our
company last week, and aiti ougli they
are not yet strong enough to do duty, still
they ate regaining their health and
strength rapidly.
Captain Dill has been somewhat in
disposed for a few days, but will soon be
able to resume command of bis com
pany.
Our arms and equipments are inspec.
ted daily, thus securing their good or
der.
John McLaughlin is getting Letter;
Converse, Hyatt, Leverett Hull and
Warren White will soon be able to re
sume their duties.
The health of the company is with the
above exception good.
On tho 16th inst. one of tho 7th Regi
ment boys was buried. Ilis death is
ascribed to bis eating a poisoned apple.
I will endeavor to give you a letter
regularly hereafter, every week.
We get fewer newspapers in our com
pany than any other company on the
ground. The last Prescott Journal wo
received was tLat of Oet. 2, 1861.
Please mail them rogulaily.
Yours truly,
B. X. M.
.1. \V. Beardsley.
At the Assembly District Convention,
held at Rivi-r Falls last Saturday, Du.
Beardsley, of this city, was nominated
as the Union candidate for the Assembly.
'Lite mode of doing it is w« rtby of notice.
It was moved that the Conven’ion pro
ceed (>• an informal ballot, and when the
chai: man announced the result, 1 c said
t 12 votes were cast, of which J. Yv .
Beardsley received a dozen. Of course,
lurcher proceedings were unnecessary,
r.ud L’r. Beardsley being called for,
tirade a short speech, which was received
with enthusiasm. He briefly returned
his thanks for he unanimity with which
the loyal citizens of the District had ten
dered him the nomination, pledging him
self, if elected, to serve the whole district
f lithfully and impartially, and to support
all measures to sustain the Administration
fn the prosecution of the war. He cou
eluded by saying that he was for bring
ing about a speedy peace—not by com
promise, but by the complete subjugation
of the rebels to the authority of the Gov
ernment,
It is not necessary for us to say much
©f Dr. Beardsley, as the majority of tho
voters in this Assembly District are per
sonally acquainted with him. A leading
business man—his interest is the interest
ol us all. A leading Democratic politi
cian— he was one of the fir>t to endorse
tho Uuion movement, believing that the
common danger dwarfed all minor politi
cal issues. Ho will have our warmest
supporr, and if elected, he will truly and
efficiently represent us in the Legislature
But one thing can prevent Dr. Beards
ley from receiving the almost unani
mous vote of the District—the County
Seat question. But ho is pledged to op
pose further legislation on this matter,
aud we appeal to the friends of the Co.
Seat, w hether it is not wiser to
“ Let the dead past bury its dead,”
look to the present and future, aud give
a hearty support to the Union nominee.
11. li. liniPllllEY.
Judge 11. L. Humphrey of Hudson, i
lias received the Union nomination for
Senator from this District.
The choice could not have fallen on a
better man. A lawyer of high standing
—a man of unquestioned integrity —a
politiciau without a stain of personal dis
honor, he i 9 a man who commands the
confidence of all and will receive a w ill
ing and hearty support.
On the one subject which engrosses all j
hearts, lie shares the common feeling.and
believes in mantaining the unity of the
Groat American Republic, in plant
ing the Old Flag over its own again, at
whatever cost of blood or treasure. —
Hitherto a warm partisan, he was one of
the first to declare party lines obliterated
till the war was over, and threw the full
we : ght of bis influence in favor of the
Union movement. We predict that the
votes against him in Pierce county will be
counted ns ‘scattering.’’
S3T When the Union movement was
started here, many of the Democrats
looked upon it with distrust. The re
publicans being the dominent party, it
was thought they would seize upoD the
new organization for their own uses, and
nominate none but Republicans for office.
That charge has now bceu clearly refu
ted. Dr. Beardsley, a leading Deino
crat, has been nominated for the Assem
bly in a Republican district, and by a con
vention a majority of whom were activ-
Republicans. We have vindicated the
honesty of our motives—the truth of our
assertions. We may d tier as before on
the policy of Government in a time of
peace, but we stand united on the present
object of supporting the Government it
self. The question has come home to
each of us, whether pntiioiism is stron
ger than party, aud the people have gen
erously taken patriotism to their hearts,
and rally no more under party
till the Old Flag has come to its own
again.
A i ar d !
Ed. Journal :— At the Union Con
vention of the 19th inst. I was placed in
nomination for the ofliee of Assembly
man for this District. It may be proper
that 1 should say that if elected my best
endeavors shall he used to prosecute this
war to a speedy termination, and upon
the much vexed County Seat question I
will say that I am and ever have been in
favor of economical improvements for
county buildings, and if elected would
heartily oppose any legislation for the re
moval of the County Seat, believing as
I do that it would bo against the wishes
of a majority of tho voters of this coun
ty to have any further legislation on this
matter. Yours truly,
J. W. BEARDSLEY.
- «•»
Cavalry.
Wilke t Spirit publishes two 'oug nr
tides by Capt. Shakespeare of England,
who has had a large experience in India.
In introducing them, Col. Wilkes writes
as follows :
What wo want in this crisis, is what
j Capt. Shakespeare says every nation
must speedily look after—light cavalry
I that can either scour the country at a ra
pid rate for miles arotiud, or sweep down
! in battio ns the eagle swoops upon its
| prey. To ha\ e this, he says, you need
i little, sinewy men, upon thorough bred
horses. It is not, however, clear that
1 even light cavalry can do anything
against good, stca ly infantry, armed
with Minnie rifle. Sir Colin Campbell
disdained to form the Highlanders into
sqtr re to resist the charges of the Rus
sian horse, but waited for them without
moving a n an. The thin red line, just
| tipped with steel, vomited its fire and
j thunder the first time with much effect;
) hut the men had time to load again be
j fore tin horsemen wero upon them, and
at the next discharge down went horse
| and man as if met in mid career by the
lightning stroke. For this you must
| have men that are not to be scared by
the sight of men galloping npou them.
<< Wa§n?t it Pitiful
A political speaker recently related an
anecdote, in which he said ho had been
in the Florida wais chasing the Indians
i some years before, and among his com
j panions was a reckless, dare-devil sort of
i a fellow, who seemed as careless of his
; own life as though he lad n dozen more
lin his pocket. He had been hacked, cut,
I stabbed, and shot in all possible and im
i possible places, and his life despared of
treqncntly. All this he boro with phi
losophic indifference. One day, howev
er, he was tremendously kicked by a tre
mendous jackass; and this time death
| seemed inevitable.
j His companions gathered around him,
1 and one was selected to give him the
; painful intelligence that he must die.—
To the surprise cf all, the reckless, cal
| lous, fearless soldier burst into tears.—
This was unexpected, and no one had ev
er associated him with fear of death; and
a surprise and ill concealed soldierly eon
i tempt appeared on the faces of his com
. panions.
Seeing this, he drew up his shattered
arms and lifted up his head, and said :
“ It’s not that, boys. It’s not the fear
o’ dying—though that isn’t pleasant;
hut to think after all the high, grand old
cbnnces of dying I have bad and lost,
jest to be kiekod to death by a dod- deru
ed veo hawing old cuss of a jackass 1”
An Irishman’s idea of a Yan
kee. “ Bedad, if be was cast away on a
disolate island he’d get up in the mornia’
an’ go round pedJlin’ accurate maps of
the island to the inhabitants. *
THE PRESCOTT JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER JO, im.
JfiT The way to heaven is just as
short from tho battle field, from an ene
my's prison, from Lucknow, or from In
dia, or from Peiho, ns it is from the sanc
tuary ; and it is as easy to get to heaven
from nnv one of these ns from the house
of God; because the way to heaven is
through the Mediator who covers all
space; who hears the publican’s first cry,
aud sees the Magdalen’s only tear; ro
ceiyee tho criminal’s last breath and to
whom the heart beats prayer when the
hps cannot speak, and who heats the dy
ing soldier’s and the sailor’s cry, when no
noise is heard by flesh and blood save
the terrible din o? the battle field. What
a magnificent religion is Christianity, for
all places, for all circumstances, for all
tribes. — Cummings.
“ Patched” Garments. —To the mind
of an observer there is a great deal in
the patched and mended garments ot a
poor man. They speak whole volumes
of patient poverty. They toil of the un
reping and industrious wife, of her long
hours spent with the weaiy needle; ot
the striving endurance of her who, with
humble pride, would turn the best sklo
cutward. Never scorn the patched coat
of a poor laborer —for that laborer, may
be, has one at home who loves him; and
that is more, alas ! than many a rich
man has.
A coarse, ill-natured fellow died
one day, and his friends assembled at his
funeral, but no one had a good word to
say about the deceased. Even at tho
grate all were silent. At length a good
hearted German, ns he turned to go
home, said : “ Veil, he \as a good sch
mokor.”
Daniel Webster. -These noble words
tire from a speech by tho immortal Web
ster;
*• I say when tho standard of the Un
ion is raised and waved over my bond—
the standard which Washington planted
on the ramparts of the Constitution, God
forbid that 1 should enquire whom tho
people have commissioned to unfurl it
and bear it up; 1 only ask in what man
ner, as an humble individual, I can beet
discharge my duty in defending it.”
E3T A teacher bad been explaining to
bis class tho points of tho conn ass. All
were diawn up in front toward 'he north.
‘ Now what is before you, John V ‘ The
north, sit.’ ‘ What is behind vou, Tom f
‘My coat-tail sir,’ said he, trying at tho
same time to get a glimpse at it.
SSfJ' “ What country is on the other
side of tho globe ?” said a teacher to a
hopeful pupil.
“ Don’t know, sir,” was the reply.
“But if you should dig a hole straight
through the earth, and you should go in
at this end, where would you come
out ?”
“ Out of the hole, sir.”
EPj~ What a beautifvl illustration of
the outgrowth of early grief is found in
the following from Alexander Smith’s
new poem :
The saddest grave
That over tears kept green must sink at last
Unto the common level ot the world ;
Then o’ei it runs the road.
E£T Just as the bleak weather sends
us into our homes, and makes us thank
ful ior the warmth and shelter we lately
slighted, so separations, sorrows, felt in
firmity’, will send us Lack into those
faithful sayings and will make us gladly
retreat into the truth of the Gospel—a
Gospel which has brought life and im
mortality to light, and which over against
mortality nnd sorrow places nature’s
deathless Saviour, an eternal God.
>
E3T Gen. McClellan is amply provi
ded for any emergency. He has at least
20,000 eavniry at bis command, [the
war department has accepted over 50,-
000,] and it is stated that his batteries of
artillery in tho Potomac number seven
ty -eight, which would bring into the field
nn aggregate of 463 guns, most of them
of heavy caliber, and a large portion of
them rifled. This arm of the govern
ment is well drilled and efficient. If Se
eessia can witbsrand such a force as this,
it is better prepared for defence than
anybody on the east side of the Potomac
believes it to be.
Samples. —A good story is told of
the late \V. E. Burton, which we have
never seen in print, While traveling on
a steamboat down the Hudson, be seat
ed himself at the table nnd called for
some beefsteak. Tho waiter furnished
him with a small strip of the aiticle, such
as travelers are usually put off with.—
Taking it upon his fork, and turning it
over and examining it with one of his
peculiar serious looks, the comedian
coolly remarked, “Yes, that’s it; bring
me some.”
Wc should learn to look upon
nil things God has made ns sacred, filled
with leligious suggestions. Until we
look upon every act of duty, every toil
for daily bread, everything we do, as hav
ing a sacred bearing and significance—
until we thus consecrate nature, we shall
have dwarf, mean, and stinted religion;
a religion compromising with the world
at the best, a religion to bo seen in nooks
and corners, a religion formal and out
ward.— Chapin.
Connecticut jiedler calling up
on an old lady to dispose of s>mo goods,
inquired of her if she could tell him any
road a pedler had never traveled.
“ Yes I can tell you one, and only one,
that no pedler had ever traveled, [there
the pedler’s countenance brightened,] and
that’s the road to heaven !’’
EIW Superior City, which is situated
on Lake Superior, at the bead of navi
gation, in Douglas county, Wisconsin, is
owned aimost entirely by Southern seces
sionists, and must come before long un
der the confiscation act. Tho principal
proprietors are Robert M. T. Hunter, of
Virginia; J. C. Breckinridge ntul L. W. !
Powell, of Ky.; Wm. Akic and W. W. j
Boyce, of South Carolina; Boriah Ma- .
goffin, Governor of Kentucky; and W. j
W. Corcoran and G. W. Riggs, of
Washington. '
BUSI X E SS CARDS.;
A T T O II N E Y S,
A. H. YOUNG. M. n. fITOH,
YOUNG .fc FITCH,
Attorneys at Law ; All business entrusted to
their caru will be promptly attended to.
«Igr Office over City Bank Prescott.
Prescott. May 15, 1861. "
White a jay,
Attorneys at Law : Will practice in all the
Courts <>t this State and Minnesota.
Prescott, May 8.1861. ,;!!t
John l: dale.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law : Collec
tion made, taxes paid and abstracts of title
furnished.
Forestville, Wis., May 4, 1861. nllf
JAMES B. GRAY, H. L. HUMPHREY.
GRAY A HUMPHREY,
(Successors to Wetherby it Gray, and to
Humphrey it Wilson.)
Attornevs and Counselors at Law,
HUDSON, * WISCONSIN.
no I7tf.
CLOUGH A BAKER,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. Hud
son, St. Croix Co. Wis.. will attend to Pro
fessional Business in Wisconsin and Minn.
May 6, 1861. nltf
A. M< »I!SE,
Attorney at Law and Notary Public jCol
lections promptly made.
River £ ulls, 2s a v 1, ]B6l.
i*. v. wise]
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Prescott,
Wisconsin.
Prescott, May 8,1861. nltf
JAMES B. GRAY,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Hud
son. Wisconsin. All business promptly at
tended to.
July 3,1861. i)9!f
PHYSICIANS.
~ J. M. WHIPPLE,
Physician and Surgeon. Prescott, Wis., will
attend to Professional Business in the conn
try as well as the City from this time. Par
ticular attention given to diseases of the
Eve and Opthalmic Surgery. OfficeatCity
Drug Store, on Thiid Street.
Prescott, June 12, 1861. n6yl
A. D. ANDREWS,
Physician and Surgeon ; Office at the Drug
Store, corner of Main and Maple Streets,
River Falls.
River Falls, Nay 4. 1861 nltt
S. M. DAYIS,
Physician and Surgeon ; Office at his resi
lience. on Second Street.
Iliver Falls, May 4. 1861. nltf
MERCII A N T S .
BEARDSLEY A LYFORD,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods
and Groceries; Store on Broad and Levee
Streets.
Prescott, May 15,1861. n2tf
J. W. PRATT,
Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Glottis.
etc. All articles of Clothing made to or
der.
River Falls, May 4, 1861. nltf
G. J. AP. ROBERTS,
Dealer in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods.
Boots and Shoes, Clothing, Groceries, etc.
Store corner of Main ana -Maple Stieets,
River Falls, May 4, 1861. nltf
S. I). DODGE,
Dealer in all kinds of Stoves, Agricultural
Implements, Tin and Hardware. Custom
Work done to order.
River Falls, May 4, 1861. nltf
II (J T E L S . _
KILBOURN HOUSE,
J. McD. Smith, - - - - Proprietor,
Levee street, Prescott, Wiseonlin.
Largest and Best Hotel in the City, and
convenient for all travelers going to or com
ing from the Boats.
Prescott, May 12, 1861. n2tf
AMERICAN HOUSE,
0. P. Barnard Proprietor. Supper,Bed and
Breakfast for 50 cents Single Meals 20
cent 9. Board per week, to be paid
weekly.
Prescott, May Ist, 1861. nltf
~FLINT HOUSE, ~~
Parker Flint, Proprietor, Main Street, River
Falls, Wis. Good Stables attached to the
House.
River Falls. May 4. 1861. nltf
FARMER’S HOME,
Peter But, Proprietor; Corner of Broad
and Orange streets, Prescott, Wisconsin.—
Peter Bott begs leave to inform liis friends
that lie hasjust completed his new building,
and has good accommodations for eating,
drinking and sleeping weary travelers.
Prescott, June 12, 1861. n6tf
CITY HOTEL,
Hudson, Wisconsin ; A. Boyden, Proprietor.
This house has been newly furnished,and no
pains will be spared to make its guests “at
home.” General stage office.
July 3,1861. r.Dtf
M I S C ELLA N F. 0 U S.
CITY BANK OF PRESCOTT.
rnESC'OTT, - -- -- -- -- -- - WISCONSIN.
W. P. Westfall, Cashier.
Chas. Mills-r, President.
Exchange bought and sold, and prompt at
tention given to collections.
Prescott, June 19. 1861. nßyl
CITY DRUG STORE
Is Doing a Brisk Business, where all kinds of
Drugs. Medicines. Paints. Oils, Perfumery,
and fancy articles can be bought at ex
tremely low prices. As I pay cash down
for my Goods I ran sell them Cheap tor Cas’t.
only. Call and see for yourself.
Prescott, May 12,1861. W. J. Whipple.
OLIVER GIBBS, JR..
Pres-'ott, Wisconsin, will buy and sell lands
on Commission, pay taxes, and attend to
interests of non-residents generally, buy
anti sell Land Warrants, negotiate Loans,
etc., etc.
Also Commissioner of Deeds for all the
Northern States,
Prescott, May 6,1861. nltf
R. J. WILCOX, M. D.
Homeopathic Physician, River Falls. * iscon
sin. Office corner of Third and Maple sts.
July 3, 1861. n9tf
C. B. COX,
Dealer in Flour, Grain, etc. CuGon Work ;
done to order. The best brands of Flour '
sent to nil parts of the country.
River Falls. May 4,1861. n
— : i
MASONIC.
There will be a regular meeting of N. W.
Lodge No. 105 of Free and Accepted Ma- i
sonson tho second and fourth Tuesdays of I
each month at Masonic Hall, Scliaser’s Buil- i
rtg. Prescott, Wisconsin.
General Election Notice,
For Pierce Comity.
Notice is Hereby Givf.n, that at the Gen
eral Election, to be held in the several Towns, j
Wards and Election Precincts in the State Ot j
Wisconsin, on Tuesday succeeding the first
Monday, being the fifth day of November
next, the following officers are to be elected, I
to-wit : ,
A Governor, in the place of Alexander \\.
Randall, a Lieutenant Governor, in the place :
of Butler G. Noble; A Secretary ot State, m |
the place of Louis P. Harvey ; a State Treas
urer, in the place of Samuel D. Hastings ; an
Attorney General in the place of James H.
Howe ; a Bank Comptroller, in the place of
Guvsbert \an Steeuwyk ; a State Stipetin
tendent, in the j lace of Josiah L. Pickard; |
and a State Prison Commissioner, in the place !
ot' HansC. Heg; whose several terms of office ;
will expire on the 31st day of December, 1861.
A State Senator, for the twenty-eighth Sen- j
ate District,comprising the Counties of Pierce, .
St Croix, Polk. Dallas, Burnett, Douglas La j
Pointe and Ashland, whose term of office will
expire on the first Monday of January, 1-64. .
A Member of Assembly, for the Assembly ;
District comprising the Counties 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
supervisors.
County supervisors, in the several supervi
sor Districts, and such other County Officers
as are by law required to be elected at such
election.
At the same election the question will be
taken upon the approval by the people, of the
amendments proposed to the General
Law, by Chapter 242 ot the General Laws ot
1861, as amended by Chapter 1 of the General
Laws of the Extra Session of 1861, as follows:
CHAPTER 242.
Hs Amended ly Chapter 1, Evtra Session.
: AN ACT to amend the General Banking Law,
and the several acts amendatory thereof.
The people r s the State of Wisconsin, repre
| sented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as fol
\ lorn:
Section 1. Section 22, of Chapter 71. of the
Revised Statutes, with the thereunto belong
j ing amendment, (see chapter 98 of the Gen
| eral Laws of 1858.) is hereby amended as fol-
I lows: by striking out the following words:
I “ Said stocks to be valued at a rate to be esti
-1 mated arid governed by the average rate at
which said stocks have been sold in the city of
j New York, within the next six months prece
i ding the time when such stocks max be left
| on deposit with the Comptroller.” By stri
| king out the words “equal to” and inserting
after the words “ not exceeding,” the words
j“ in value.” By striking out the following
| words : ‘but such public stocks shall in all ca
st's, 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
I New York at the time of deposit, by such
j person or association of persons,’ and inserting
j in lieu thereof the following: “and it shall be
: lawful for the bank comptroller to issue for
public stocks which have been ranging at or
j above par during the last six months, and tip
! to the time of deposit in the New Yor mar
j ket, circulating notes up to the par value of
I said stocks; but the Comptroller shall not is
{ sue for public stocks ranging below par in
| said market more circulation than ninety per
cent, of the current market value of said stocks
j at the time of deposit, nor more than ninety
j per cent, of the average market value during
J the last six months have been at and above as
| well as below par, the Comptroller shall not
j issue more than ninety per cent, of the aver-
I age value during (lie last six months, nor in
any event more than ninety per cent, of its
market value on the <_ay of deposit, nor moie
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
j ions of this chapter, shall duly assign and
j transfer in trust to the Treasurer of this State,
1 any portion of the public stocks issued or to
I be issued by the United States or any State
j stocks,on which full intenst is annually paid,
| such person or association of persons shall be
| entitled to receive from the Bank Comptroller
| an amount of such circulating notes of diff’er
| ent denominations, registered and counter
i signed, and not exceeding in value the amount
| of public stocks assigned and transferred as
i aforesaid’; and it shall be lawful for the Bank
| Comptroller to issue for public stocks, which
j have been ranging at or above par during the
last six months, and up to the time of deposit
! in New York market circulating ii(te3 up to
I the par value of said stocks, but the Comp*
| roller shall not issue far public stocks ranging
| below par in said market, more circulation
| than ninety per cent, of the current market
| value of said stocks a*, the time of deposit, nor
I more than ninety pet cent, of the average
: market value during the last six months ; and
for such stocks as during the dast 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
j than ninety per cent, of its market value on
| the day of deposit, nor more than ninety per
j 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
i tary of State, any stocks offered shall he deem
j ed insecure, they shall not be received as such
; securities under the provisions of this act.—
\ And provided forth r, that from and 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 Ihe State of Wisconsin
and the Unitnd States.”
Section 2. Any public stocks described in
: the preceding section, and issued at a rate of
i interest less than 5 per cent, per annum to be
j receivable by the Bank Comptroller, shall be
! made to be equal to stocks producing five per
j cent, per annum.
j Section 3. Section 40 of chapter 71 of the
| Revised Statutes, is hereby amended hv in-
I serting between the words “located” and “to"
i in the 19th line of said section, the words “or
j to the judge at chambers.”
I Section 4. Every bank and banking associ
ation now organized in this State, and all
i banks and banking associations that shall be
organized 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 ami Madison, shall, on or
before said first day of December next appoint
an agent, who shall keep an office in the city
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 payment
or redemption.
Section 5. The appointment of such agent
shall be made in writing, and such written ap
pointment shall be delivered to the Bank
Comptroller on or before said first day of De
cember next, who shall file the same in his of
fice. If any bank or banking association
shall neglect or refuse to appoint such agent <
within tlie time above mentioned, the Bank j
Comptroller shall appoint such agent for such j
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- j
sable, publish a list of such agents in one’dai
ly newspaper published in the city of Madi- j
son, and in one daily newspaper published in
the city of Milwaukee, the expense whereof
shall be equally divided among the several
banks or banking associations so published
and be paid by them to the comptroller on de- !
mand under penalty of forfeiture of one hun- j
d rod dollars, to be collected and applied as pro i
vided in respect t.» the forfeiture named in sec- j
tion 19 chapter 71 ot the Revised Statutes.
Section 7, Every bank or banking associa- j
tion hereafter organized, shall before receiving '
anv circulating notes flora the Bank Comp
troller, appoint an agent tor the purposes of j
this act; and such appointment shall he imme
diately published in the manner aforesaid, at I
the expense ot Such batik or banking associa- I
tion, to be collected in the manner above pro- I
tided, 1 j
Section 8, Apixuntments of agents made in \
pursuance of this net may h« revoked and j
new appointments made from time to time, by
delivering such revocation and appointment to
the Bank Comptroller, who shall cause the
same to be published as before provided-
Section 9 It shall be lawful for any num
ber of banks or banking associations authoriz
ed by this act, to appoint an agent to associate
together for raising a joint fund, to be placed
in the hands of their common agent for the re
demption of their circulating notes, in the city
of Milwaukee or Madisoi, and also the circu
lating notes of other banks in such manner
nnd under such regulations as may be agieeu
upon, and to employ such agents and clerks as
they mav deem necessary to carry on he bus
iness ot such common agency . but nothing in
this section contained shall authorize the ie
demption or 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 sucli bank and banking
association in this State, except such banks or
banking associations as now are or hereafter
mav be located in the cities A Milwaukee and
Madison, shall redeem and pay on demand in
the lawful money of the. United States, ah cal
culating notes issued by such banks or bank
tug associations, presetited 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 often and
three o’clock, at a rate of discount not exceed
ing three-fourtlis of one per cent.
Section 11 Every bank or banking associ
ation whoso agent shall neglect or refuse to re
deem its notes on demand as aforesaid, shall,
on proof being made to the bank comptroller ol
such neglect or refusal by the affidavit of the
person who presented said notes for redemp
tion or payment, and on depositing in his of
fice the notes so presented, be subject to the
penalties and be proceeded aganst in ‘he 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 slmll be satisfied
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 circulatin ' 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 haute
or banking association if not located within the
i city of Milwaukee or the c’ty of Madison,shall
i n ot be liable to the holder of such notes for
I damages : provided , it shall within fifteen days
! after receiving notice from the comptroller to
I pay the same, redeem said notes in the lawful
j moqev 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
its notes on demand, may endorse oh the bills
or package of bills so presented, an acknowl-
I edgment of such presentation and refusal and
| waiving protest upon the same . and such en
dorsement shall be held as evidence ot the
i s m therein made.
Section 13 No bank or banking association
shall hereafter. receive upon the deposit of
bonds, circulating notes to an amount exceed
ing three times its bona fide cash capital actu
ally paid in, and the bank comptroller is heie
by authorized and required to ascertain what
the actual cash capital of any bank or banking
association applying f ir 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
oatli 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 he 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 of capital
in anv such bank <>r banking association nor
of the amount and extent of such capital . and
it is hereby made the duty of the comptroller,
before issuing any more circulating notes to
any such bank or banking association now or
ganized, or l.iat 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 t his section and of the next
preceeding section of this act. and for the pur
poses of such examination the comptroller or
in his abscenee the deputy comptroller is here
by authorized to administer oaths : provided,
that nothing in this act shall be -o 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 pay out as money any bill,
note, or other evidence of debt, issued or pur
porting to have been issued by any bank,bank
ing association, company, corporation or indi
dual located or residing out of this Stare,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 this 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 and for the use of any person
who shall sue for the same and prosecute such
suit to judgment in any court having cogni
zance thereof.
Section 16 Ea«h 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 anv 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 be
; in force from and after the Ist day of Decem
| ber, eighteen hr.mired and sixty-one.
Section 18. All acts or parfs of acts conflic
| ting with, or in any way contravening the
i provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.
Section 13 At the general election to be
held on the Tuesday next succeeding the first
Monday in November, in the year 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 snail become a law and 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 and 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 act; aud the ballots so cast
shall be canvassed and returned in the same
manner as the votes cast for State officers are
required by liw 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 alter the completion of the can
vass.
Chapter 242, approved April 13.1861, chap
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 p..
Statutes of 1858.
Given under my hand ami the
Seal of the State, at the Canin**'’
[L. S T Madison, on the Ist day of 1, ls!
L A. D. 1861.
louis p. haryey.
Secretary of State
IN pursuance to the above, notice u <
given, that there will be an Election f
in each town and ward in the County of P ‘
on the first Tuesday after she first Mf,.!', ”
being the sth day of November *ik
which time the following State and (\ "
i officers arc to be elected :
I A Governor, in the place of Alexander p
j dull; a Lieutenant Governor, in the '
Butler G. Noble; a Secretary of Stat.
\ place of Louis P. Harvey ; a State Tri-, s
I in the place of Samuel D. Hastinu
| torney Genera], in the place of
j Howe; a Bank Comptroller, in the p ] *,
j Guvsbert Yan Stenwyfe ; a State Su.., ,'
1 dent, in the place of Josiah L. Pickard 1
( a State Prison Commissioner, in f|„, .V
j Hans C. Heg. whose several terms of ,, ft; '
! expire on the thirtv-first dav of Dc Cen j' '1
| D. 1861. ‘ * " ,a
I A State Senator for the twenty.eiV;,:;,
| atorial District, comprising \i„, ~ '
| Pierce, St. Croix, Polk. Paha.,
| Douglas, La Pointe and Ashland.
A member of Assembly, for the a.,.
District comprising the counti, - of Pi
I St. Croix.
A'so a County Superintendent ■ *
| and three County Supervisors in 11.^
I supervisor districts, as follows, to- •
i in District No. 1, comprising the id
I cott and towns of Clifton an- Oak G
j in District Nr. 2. comprising the tow
! ver Falls. Martel and 11l Paso ; one i* ]
i No. 3, comprising the towns of Tn
| Parry, Diamond Bteff. Trenton, Isabelle
( land and PI asant Valiev .
Also, a vote will be iaken on the a”
| mints proposed to the General Banking
j the State.
Said election to be conducted, the roteso.
j bass d, and returns made in accordance «•••'
I the provisions of Chapter 7, Revised Statutes
, of 1858.
Dated Sheriffs office. Prescott, Aug. 23, \
John R. Freeman.
Aug. 23. td Sheriff of Pierce County
SEMI-ANNUAL STATEMENT, NO. lfc.
C’ASMTAIj A\SB SI RPIjII
$932,302.98.
May Ist, 1861.
j Cash and cash items, - •'
Loans well secured, ------- 56,253:1
, Real Estate. 15.000 Oi
2626 shares Hartford Bank Stocks i 3, 0
j 2425 “ New York “ “ 193,350 0
KUO “ Boston “ “ 100.750 in
1 507 “ other “ “ 58.085 M
I IT. States and State “ “ 73.367 ■
Har'd A N. H. R. R. Bo’ds it 39 700 '
Hartford City Bonds. 36,750 0
Conn. Ri’rCo. it 11. It. Co. Stock, 4,600 O'
Total Assets, &932..W2 .-
Total Liabilities, - - - - - 73,2-14 2. j
j
For details of investment, see small card*!
i and circulars.
Insurances may be effected in tin's old ami
: substantial company on very reasonable lorn-.
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Dwellings and Farm Property in.siind.
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LOTS in the vicinity of the Vcad‘ r - I
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Q9A ACRES. 9* miles from Green
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