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LUTE A. TAYLOR, Publisher- >
VOL. Y.j
jjuscott Journal.
■ j s r -:ri° n f, r lakes—the union of lands —
| Ute r.ition of States none can sever—
I n ; t . uli ; on «,f hearts—tlse union of hands—
Vrdtho Flag of our Union forever. -Morris.
I £ oC al and miscellaneous,
I p resC ott. Wisconsin. Nov. 13, 1861.
, ~ f„r LnUf Banks, Market Report, and
Ijal'l _\V,rs. *te Fourth page.
The Election.
■ returns from the State election come
in rerv slowly. The vote is very light,
r.nJ in the southern pnrt of the State,
| »' e democratic candidates received a
I ir.rge vote. It is probable that the Union
Ticket is elected by about 5,000 majority.
Jr: St. Croix County, the Union State
ket received about 2,00 majority, and
the Union County ticket was elected.
Next week we will give the official
-- o f Pierce County, and will proba
v have the full vote of the State.
Among tho many acts of patriotism
.':.v,\n by the three hundred and fifty
l 1 volunteers who have ieft the B: n
| r;r Count? to battle Cur truth, honor,
a». l freedom, one has just com? to our
kv worthy of particular note.
L)u\ Latfoe, a native of Canada, has
i just I it to yin the Lyon Light Guards,
I hi Camp nil, foregoing the luxuries
o! wealth to servo his country as L‘gb
f p’vate. And b'-fore leaving, by his last
■»* , and testament, left all his largo
•perty to the Unit d States of Anieri
vs, t? be appropriated towards defraying
Sue expenses of the war, waged by trait
:> rgainst the government of his adopt
c-i C‘*untrv.
lioßßowiXG.—The srcro.l writ enjoins
us uv.-; to turn away from those “who
would borrow ” of us; and we have no
v : to find with our friends of the
Prose tt Journal for taking that iittlo
• r:i of ours, entitled “ Union for the
> .ke or the Usion,” changing its name,
iding it, and, without any credit to
i her the writer or the paper from which
f r.r,d behoof. We say we do not com
i yu. uof this, because it indicates a rc
[ spedabAe \iterarv taste on the part of our
fj c r.tcmpomk-s, and shows that they can
I arpr cir.le a good thing when they see
[ -t; Ini, rs th-.t little waif has been c-x-
I ter,- iily copied in this and other States,
w-dt n;r sign mnnuel attached, we have
ft r giit to insist that the Journal shall
| ro: maltreat it by additions or subtrac
| ‘ pcs of its own. Words may sound
i s.ike, ar. I yet, their signification may
ifftr slightly, according to Webster,
Worcester, and—“the rest of those fel
ws 1" Home League.
We found the poem alluded to in tho
' Hudson Xorth Star , without credit, and
Hipped it for the Journal. It was a
tolerably good thing, Thomson, and
Would have been much better if tho last
stanza had r.ot“ gin out.” As it is, wo
all know that you are a “ poie,” Thomp
son, so don’t bo foolish by betraying too
great an anxiety to bo recognized as
such. We cheerfully accord you tho
credit claimed, and if we ever meet at
State Convention or Association, we will
feelingly extend our dexter hand, and
propose that we imbibe something —in
fact, go in for union for tho sake of
Col. E. I>. Baker.
Hon. Daniel S. Dickinson, of New
Y rk. made another speech in Brooklyn,
’• diort timo ago, in which occurs the
‘•.ving apostrophe to tho lamented
2 >or: —
Alas, poor Baker! He was swifter
an eagle! he was stronger than a
1 and the verv soul of bravery and
ly daring, lie spoke by my side at
•- great Union Square meeting in
* jr.l and his words of fiery and patri
,lC eloquence yet ring upon my car.
An 1 has that nobie heart ceased to throb
pulse to play ? Has that beaming
‘. ve been closed in death? Has that
! -ugue of eloquence been silenced for
Cver • Yes, but he has died in tho
cuuse of humanity.—
' hethcr on the scaffold high.
Or in the army’s van,
The Sttest place for man to die
l a , where he dies for man.’
0; foreign birth, ho laid down his
ir v tbo lp,nd of his Adoption. Let
- >vc born traitors contemplate the pic
'"hat composure they can.”
Dr. A. D. Andrews left yesterday to
join his regiment near Washington.
Mu. Test will preach at tho Baptist
Church uext Sunday morning.
Tiie Union Ticket has carried New
York by about 100.000 majority.
The building of sidewalks in the city
is progressing very fairly. A good thing
to do.
A general freeze is predicted by those
“ who ought to know,” to take place the
last of this week. Wo shall see.
— ♦ <>► « "
Our first snow storm came oIT last
Saturdav, hut like many other good
things, did not last long.
Lieut. Marsh, of tho Prescott Guards,
has been promoted to Captain of Com
panv D, of the Glh Regiment.
Rev. Mb. Caldwell, ’of Stillwater, is
expected to preach at the Presbyterian
Church next Sunday morning and oven
ing, at tho usual hour.
We have received two communica
tions from “B. N. M.” and one from
“ Private D,” hut too Into for insertion in
this numb r. They will appear in our
■ -w
The Freo Lectures of the Principal of
the Graded School, Mr. Test, promise
to he very instructive and entertaining.
We hone there will be a moro general
attendance next Friday evening than
the last.
W e understand that a Sewing Society
is being organized by the ladies of Prcs
e -tt, to meet regularly this winter, for
the purpose of sewing for the soldiers.
This is a noble enterprise, and speaks
well for tboir devotion to the cause ol
Libert v.

The church going people of this place
were favored by rather an unusual thing,
last Sunday morning, viz, a sermon
preached in uniform, by Capt. N. Me
Leod. former Pastor of the Congrega
tional Church. He lett on Monday t >
rejoin his command, at Camp Randn'i.
The Band of Hope will meet at the
Methodist Church next Saturday after
noon, at 2 u’cloek, at which timo may he
expected the inaugural address of Rev.
Mr. Orsborne, as leader. Not only the
children, but the parents, and all those
interested in the cause, are invited to be
Dow Gcnn has shown us a pair of
shirt studs, manufactured by L. E.
Teale. cf this city, which are of exqui
site workmanship. Teale is a genius
in his way, and would have been a grand
chap in the time of Soloman’s
when there was plenty of gold and silver
to work on.
At a meeting of the benevolent ladies
of Prescott, yesterday afternoon, it was
decided to prepare a box of clothing for
the Lyon Light Guards. Those wishing
to contribute articles, such as blankets,
quilts, coverlids, socks, bandages, etc.,
will please send them in as soon as pos
sib'e, for it is desired to forward the box
by the first of next week. It is prepar
ing at the residence of Du. Maxson,
: where all contributions may be left.
Major Blodget, of the U. S. A., will
leave hero in a few days for St. Louis.
The Major has been in the service soma
time, and has a high reputation as a
commander. He served through tho
Mexican War, and came out with an
i honorable distinction.
Our friend, L. E. Knapp, who was
with the Ist Wisconsin, in tho three
months’ service, has a Lieut.‘a commis
sion under the Major, and is actively en
gaged in enlisting recruits. Success to
I them.
Cavalry Company. —We are pleased
; to know that M. A. Dreibelbis, of this
c tv, has received a Liaut.’s commission
to raise a company for Col. Washburne’s
Ist Regiment Wis. Cavalry. Mr.
Dreibelbis is one of tho most energetic,
thorough going men in this place, and
will take hold of the matter in earnest.
He has had experience in the business,
and will make an efficient officer. Oli
ver Gibbs, Jr , is going into tho com
pany. If he is as shrewd in military as in
political tactics, he will not long remain
a “high private in the rear rank.” Wo
look to see the company rapidly filled
Peter Simon, of Oak Grove, furnish- j
ed us with a statement of the personal (
property in the town of Oak Grove, i
which has been mislaid and lost. If Mr. j
Simon will furnish it again, we will pub- j
lisli with pleasure. Wo should be glad
to have such items from all the towns.
XV Misapprehension having existed
touching the P. M. General’s order of the \
31st October. Postmasters will recognize
a- follows : The certificate soldier’s let- !
ter may be signed by any acting field or
staff officer in the service of the United I
States, as well as the Major, and when |
so certified, letlers may bo forwarded j
without payment of postage, which must
however be collected at the office of de
livery as before.

XV Some music teacher once wrote
that the “art of playing the violin requires
the nicest perception arid the most sensi
bility of any art in the known world.’’
Upon which an editor comments in the
following manner : “ The art of pub
lishing a daily newspaper, and making it
pay, and at the same time making it
please everybody, heats fiddling higher
than a kite.”
Another Arctic Expedition. —Dr. !
Hayes in a speech before the Medical so- j
ciety of Halifax, says : “It is my pur
pose to renew tho attempt next year, if
circumstances prove favorably; and lam
still of opinion that with steam power, a ;
strong foree of men and dogs, and a ;
well organized system of ad vane J depots, j
the North Pole can l>e reached.”
XV ILm. J. T. Lewis, the Republi
can Union candidate fur Lieut. Gover- |
nor, received every vote cast in Colum
bus, tbo place of his r sidence. This is
such an endorsement ns might make any
man proud.
JtV M nj. Gen. Ilnllcck has been as- |
signed to the command of the Depart
ment of the Y\ est, and Gen. Buell to Kv.
The selection of Ilnllcck was made at the
suggestion of McClellan, and it cannot
be long befoie the present condition of
things in that State, under this able and
experienced general, will assume a satis
factory condition.
XV 11. J. Raymond, of tho New
York Times, is elected to tho New York
Legislature, and Caleb Curbing to tho
“ General Court” in Massachusetts.
- - —c—— •
XV Government has isued an o der
for the construction of three hundred wa
gons, to he ma Ie upon the same princi
ple and of the same material as tho mo
talic life boat.
Sting of the B.—During tbo war
bad luck lias marked all our efforts in
places the names of which begin with B.
Had we not, in the beginning, Big Beth
el, then Bull Run, Ball’s Bluff, and on
Thursday last, of all Belmont. Oil" na
val expedition is now bombarding Boaa
fort, on Broad river, in Beaufort count;/,
South Carolina. Should wo bo badly
beaten, and our barques, brigs and brig
antines bo broken and bnttcrel at that
bull baiting, wo shall beg that the letter
B bo branded seccsh, and booted out of
tbo alphabet. Brigadier Beauregard, the
braggart, is at Beaufort, where ho will
batter tho bombarders as badly as they
were bruised at the Balizo. But our boys
being not boastful can bang back. Let
the B sting ! — Press.
Influence of Newspapers. —Small
is the sum that is required to patronize
a newspaper, and amply rewarded is its
patron, I care not bow humble and un
pretending tho gazette which he takes-
It is next to impossible to fill a sheet
without putting into it something that is
worth the subscription price. Every pa
rent, whose son is away from home at
school, should supply him with a nows
; paper. I well remember what a marked
difference there was between those of my
school-mates who had not access to news
papers. Other things being equal, the
first were always superior to the last in
debate, composition, and general intelli
gence.—Daniel Webster.
i A Sublime Conclusion. Returned
Volunteer. —“Well, after he hail burn
ed two railroad bridges, and informed
tho rebels of our movements, we caught
him; and by Jove wo took him and
Excited Listeners. —“What ? What ?”
j Returned Volunteer .—(W ith dread
! ful emphasis) —“Made him take the
oath of allegiance, sir/' ’
XV Men nnve hundreds of different
languages; tho winds, and trees, and
birds, and wavos, sponk but ono over tho
whole earth.
lamp Correspondence.
C.\y,r Sherman, near. Jeffersonville, )
I np., November Ist, 1861. $
Dear Journal : —The bloody Ist is
now encamped at. this place, and as I
thought your readers would like to know
how and when we came here, I resolved
to pen a few lines for the benefit of the
friends of the St. Croix Rifles.
Wo pulled up stakes hi Camp Scott at
10 o’clock a. m on Monday morning, the
2Sth ult., and embarked en route for Lou
isville, Ky. We were received at Racine
by the Cavalry encamped at Camp Ut
lev, who fired a salute of 34 guns.
At Kenosha we were treated to a sump
tuous dinner with hot coffee. Many
thanks to tho patriotic citizens of K< no
slia. After stopping about an hour we
moved on to Chicago. Arriving in
Chicago, we were welcomed by a large
concourse of citizens, and marched a mile j
and a half in the dust, which I think I
never saw equalled, even on a Fourth of
July parade, to the cars which wore to ,
take us to Indianapolis.
The citizens of Chicago, remembering
that soldiers are human, filled our haver
sacks with the good things of the land,
and we went on our way rejoicing.
Tho trains arrived at Indianapolis
about 3p.m. on Tuesday. Immediately
upon leaving the cars, we were marched
to the Market House where the citizens
had prepared a dinner for us. Wo were
received and waited upon by a portion
of the 36th Indiana Regiment, which j
was encamped near the city. After par
taking of a hearty meal and replenishing
our haversacks, we marched to t e Capi
tol grounds, termed into a square, and
were permitted to rest for half an hour ;
then marched to the cars and took our
depart re for J 1 ffersonvillc at 10 p. m.
Arriving at Jeffersonville at 3 a. m. on
Thursday, wo were allowed to sleep “ in
our places” until day break, when we
were marched to the levee and embarked
on board a steamer for Louisville, on the
opposite side of tho Ohio.
AH were in cxstacies at tho thought of
camping that night in a “ hot bed of se
cession.” The boys bade “good bye
to tho free in: ttutions and free people
of the North, believing they should on
joy their blessings no more, or for a long
time al least. But, alas ! they were
doomed to be disappointed. The boat
was only permitted to touch “the old
Kentucky sin to” ero we were ordered
back t-> Jeffersonville.
We are e; camped on a beautiful tract
of land situated upon the hank of the
Ohio. The ground is owned by the reb
el, Jessev D. Bright, IJ. S. Senator from
the State of Indiana, who is not a resi
lient of the State, never has been, and it
the bloody Ist can have their w iv about
it. never will be. The man whose home at
Warsaw, Kv.,is the rendezvous ot rebel*,
and whose doors are ever open to receive
All were in want of rest when we ar
rived at camp, and there wns some sound
slecning for about ten hours after pitch
ing our tents.
Ln>t night there was considerable ex
citement in camp for an hour or two. —
Everybody had retired for tho night and
were fairly locked in the arms of M<>r
pheous, when the alarm was sounded.
Everv man was up, dressed, armed and
equipped and in his place in the ranks in
three minutes from the sound of the
| drum.
It appear? thc-ro had been filing on the
! Kentucky side during the evening, and
about 11 o’clock there were red and blue
i rockets seen in the air near Louisville,
: and the officers and guard thought them
i to bo signals for the troops on this side to
hold themselves in readiness for action at
a moments warning.
The boys showed no lack of courage
: in coming to time, although all knew
there wns not a cartridge in the camp,
without which our arms would be of lit
tle account.
There is a Michigan Regiment encamp
ed about a mile above us on the river,
and the 3Gt’u Indiana Regiment eamo
; hero last night, and is encamped in close
| proximity to us.
i I learn that the Minnesota 2d has gone
| down the river about twenty miles, and
is encamped at the mouth of Sait Ri\cr,
on the Kentucky side.
There arc several of tho boys in Co.
F in the Hospital, but nono of them are
dangerously ill. The surgeon thinks
they' will be able for duty in tho course
of a few days.
I noticed several of the boys to-day
with faces drawn down, looking about as
| disconsolate as a certain editor on a fish
! ing excursion. Uupon inquiring tho cause,
I was informed that they had received no
mail for several days, and they would
like to see a Journals letter from some
! of their friends in the Valley of the St.
Croix. They feel ns though they were
| forgotten at home. Won’t you just re
! mind vour readers, dear Journal, that
! they have friends in the Grand Army of
the' U. S. who are possessed of hearts
susceptible to the response of friendship,
and ask them to write. If it is but a
word, it will be welcomed as it comes
I from home.
Tell them to direct to Co. “F” Ist.
Rea. Wis. Volunteers. Louisville, Ky.,
and wo will bo responsible for their safe
arrival in camp in good time.
Fearing I have wearied your patience
I remain yours,
Madison Correspondence.
Madison, November G, 1861.
Friend Lutf :—I have had the pleas
ure to-day of visiting Camp Randall—
the first time I have been out since the
1 1 tli came into camp. I notice no mn
t< rial changes. With the change of regi
ments we have new men and new com
manders, but tbo same general feature
of military life and discipline, —remind
ing us of our country’s wants and how
they are supplied. Everything is being
made more snug for cold weather. The I
parade ground bears marks of continued
use, nearly every trace of the grass once
growing there being obliterated.
I confined my visit mainly to the bar
racks of the Lyon Light Guard. Tho
company seem t > be well pleased with
their quarters and fare, and are enjoying
highly their commencement of camp life.
1 was greatly gratified with the sight of
so many familiar faces among those who
have resolved on self denial and self sac
rifice for our country’s sake. In their
company drill under Lieut. Maxson, they
performed with much credit to them
selves, and I think they well deserve the
high compliment paid them ly the Gov
ci nor this morning at a review. lie as
sured them they were as fine a company
as ho had seen in the army. The sol
diers of the Lyon Light Guard are men
well worthy to represent the “Banner
County,” and in sending them she main
tains her credit as well for furnishing
men for the war as the means for sus
taining them
Last Sabbath, r. m., services fe-r the
11th regiment were hold in the Episco
pal church, Rev. J. Button, wto leaves
this chinch to serve as their Chaplain,
officiating. The church of course was
“crowded” and the services veiy interes
ting. The marching to and from lie
church was imposing, and as they star
ted for camp the band struck up Old
Corunntion, which was at the same time
beautiful and appropriate.
Election passed off very quietly in this
vicinity. A light vote was polled “as
far ns heard from.” Not enough reports
have vet been received to make a nearer
guess of the result than before election.
Most of the reports are flattering. When
official returns come in I will keep you
Truly yours,
E. E. Pratt.
Council Proceedings.
Council Hall, )
Nov. Bth, 61. )
Regular Meeting. —Council called to
order by tho Mayor. Present, Aid.
Cheney, Griffin, Barnard, Ha%iland, and
Rader. Minutes of last meeting read
and approved.
Tho following bills were presented:
R. S. Gritlin, services as inspector
of Election, $2 50
J. 0. Button, “ “ 2 50
C. P. Barnard, “ “ 2 50
D. S. Cheney, “ “ 259
‘W. T. Hatch, Clerk of Election, 2 50
Frank Albee, putting in glass, coun
cil room, 1 75
Lafayette Parker, for labor and ma
terial furnished as Pound
Master, 4 So
The following motion passed the coun
cil: That the ground selected by the
Mayor, belonging to John Moyer, on
lot No. 1, block A, original plat of the
| city of Prescott, is declared to be the
j Public Pound, and the appointment of
L. Parker as Pound Master is hereby
confirmed, by this council.
Ori motion council adjourned.
W. T. HATCH, City Clerk.
From the Atlantic Monthly.
I think the quick fagots at the stake
were fitter subjects for laughter than the
slow knawing hunger in the heart of
many a slighted woman or a selfish man.
They come out of the trial as out of
martyrdom, according to their faith : you
sco its marks sometimes in a frivolous old
ago going down with tawdry hopes and
starved eves to tho grave; you see its
victory in "the freshest, fullest lives in tlio
earth.— A Story of To-Day.
From grosser passion c , whose roots lie
in the senses, there is always a refuge in
man's loftier nature. He can cast them
aside with contempt, and ioave them as
ono whsse lower story is flooded can re
movo to a higher loft, and live serene v
with a purer ai.i and wider prospect. But
to love that is born of ideality, of intel
lectual sympathy, cf harmonies of tho
spiritual and immortal nature, of the very
poetry nnd purity of the soul, if it be
placed where reason and religion forbid
its exercise and expression, what refuge
but the grave, —what hope but that wide
eternity where all human barriers fall,all
human relations end, and love ceases to
bo a crime? — Agnes of Sorrento.
Bayard Taylor. —The New York
Tribune says that Bayard Taylor is
now at his residence, at. Kennott Square,
Penn. We understand that ho lire pre
pared, for the coming winter, a lecture
on “ Tho American People, Socially and
Politically f as contrasted with the people
of other prominent empires of the earth.
The Banker Poet. Charles
Sprague, tho poet, completed his 70th
year on tho 20th ult. Ho has been cash
< ior of the Globe Bank of Boston for
tbirtv-seven vear.*, and in tuat time lin
net missed a single dividend.
gFT An Irishman from Battle Creek,
Michigan, was r.t Bull Run, and was
somewhat startled when the head of his
companion on was knocked off
by a cannon ball. A few moments af
ter, however, a spent hnii broke the fin
ger of his comrade on the other side. —
The latter thiew down hi- gun and yelled
with pain, when the Irishman rushed to
him exclaiming:
“ Biasth yer sowl, ye otvld woman,
shtop yer cry in’—ye make more no.se
about it than the moo that losht his
head !”
•© . •C?i— i
XV s ince the Ist of August, guns
and muskets to the amount of §230,000
have been imported into New Yoik, and
rifles to the value of §750,000.
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 sto. gave milk at the time, had a
star on rlu; forehead, also a white spot on the
right flank, left ear torn. Any person giving
infiu mat ion where the above described cow
mav be found, or returning her to the under
signed, will be satitfactorily rewarded.
Tenements to Ijc t !
rip VO commodious tenements in Strauss’
I Building, on Broad Street, on reasonable
terms. Enquire of J. M. McKee, at the Book
Prescott, Cet. 16,1861. n2swtf
jj o s t :
A common Day Book containing a note
against E. llaviland of SIOO. payable one day
alter date. All p rsons are warned against
purchasinng said note. Any person finding
tho same will confer a great favor by returning
it to the owner, GEO. SHAZER.
Trtßen Up.
Came into my enclosure Xon 30, 1861, one
ran ley On ot light red color, with white spots
on hind legs, and blind in one eye The ow
ner is requested to prove property, pay char
ges and take him away. L. M. BATES.
River Falls, Wis. Nov. 6,’61. 28 w 3
Post Office Notice.
A supply <»f t lie new Postage Stamps is re
ceived at the Prescott Post Office. All persons
having old stamps in their possession can ex
change them far the new within six days, and
after that time they will be worthless.
Prescott, Oct. 30, 1661.
liffnrnuiliou Wanted.
ON the 4th day of Sept, last, my husband,
James S Kirnbell, left home at La Crosse.
V» is. and took with him our only son named
Win. Kirnbell. seven years old. The boy lias
a small scar on lus forehead, nearly between
his eyes. also, one on bis right leg. Any-in
formation concerning said boy will be grateful
ly received by lis afflicted mother. Direct to
me, at Prescott, Wisconsin.
Prescott. Nov. 12. 1861. n29wtf
TttSiu Notice!
4 LT, persons are hereby cautioned against
having a note foi S2O. bearing date Oct
2.lst, 1861, given by me to George Braley, as
the fame will not be raid.
River Falls, No/. 10, 1861 n29wtf
Cut 3 and srxi.s negotiable j aper, City Scrip.
County Orders, Tax Sale Cei tificates, etc.,
etc ; Will pay taxes for non-resident and
at.te i 1 to real '-state business generally. Of
fice at -L N. Clement’s Store, Broad Street.
Prescott, Wisconsin, n29wtf
.Sheriff's Sale.
Circuit Court Pierce County—State of YCis
consin. F. A. Dohmian, plaintiff, against
Franklin Otis and S. T. Otis, defendants :
Y virtue of an execution issued out of the
) Circuit Court for Fierce county for the
sum of four hundred and t venty-rigl.t and
8-103 dollars, with interest thereon fiom Ihe
Hth day of November. A. D. 1859, in favor of
said plaintiff and against said defendants in
the ab »ve entitled action, f have levied uj on
the following described property to-vit-.
the east half of south-west quarter and the
west half of soutl-'ast quarter of section
numb. r 17, township 26, range 18, and south
west quarter of norlh-wt st quarter section 18,
to vi ship 26, range 18, ?nd lots 1, 8,2 in block
number 4. and eight rods square adjoiuing
said lots on the North in the village of Fr-nk
lin; also, defendant’s interest in a certain
p ce of land described as follows, so-wit :
commencing at a stake and stone in the centre
of the highway indicating the north-west cor
ner of a hit sold to Martin Kellogg, running in
the centre ol said highway ten rods, I hence
on a line South 83 degrees eastunril it strikes
the Trimbelle stream, said stream forming the
East and South boundary until it is interstc
ted by a smail rhu'et; said rivulet to be the
line t.ii the south-east corner of a lot containing
one acre deeded to B. F. Spaulding by the
party of the first part, thence on the cast line
of raid Jot to the north-east corner, thence
on the north line of said lot to land deeded to
Perry D. Pierce, thence northerly on the line
of said lot to land sold to John C. Martin,
thence easterly of the south line of said land
until it strikes a line running North 18 West,
starting from the north-east corner of the s-iid
lot deeded to B. F. Spaulding, thence on a line
to the north-east corner of said Kelloggs s lot,
thence westerly* on the line of said lot to the
place of beginning, containing nine acres
m.ire or less, being in the south-east quarter of
section 17. township 26 north, range 18 west;
all the above described property situated in
Pit-ice county and State of Wisconsin, which
I will expose and sell at public auction to tbe
highest bidder at the front donr of J. M. Me
Kce’s Book Store, in the city of Prescott, in
sain county of Pie-re. on the 27sh day of De
cember. A. D. ißGl.at 10 o’clock a. m. to sat
isfy said execution and costs.
IX.te.l at Prescott, this 12th dav of Nnve-ri
ver. A. D. 1861. J. R. FREEMAN,
Sheriff of Pierce County.
White it Jat, Pl’flfe Att vs. d29w6
< TERMS: 32,00 per Annum-
iNO 20.
Gen. McClellan, Commander in Chief.
Major General McClellan, bas issued
the following order:
Head quarters of the Army. )
Washington, D. C., Nov. 1, 61. j
Gen. Order Xo. 19.
In accordance with GendOrder No.
94 from the War Department, I hereby
assume command of the armies ot the
United States. In the midst of the diffi
culties which encoti pass and divide the
nation, hesitation and self distiust may
well accompanv the assumption of so vast
a responsibility; but confiding, as I do,
in the loyalty, iliscipl no, and courage of
our troops, and believing, ns I do, that
Prov idence will favor our just cause, I
cannot doubt that success will crown our
efforts and sacrifices.
The army will unite with me in tlio
feeling of regret that the weight of many
years and the effect of increasing infirm
ities contract oil and intensified in Ins
country’s service, should just now remove
from our head the great soldier of out
nation, the hero who in his youth raised
high the reputation of his country in the
field of Canada, which he sanctified with
his blood; who in more nature years
proved to the world that American skill
and valor could repeat, if not cchpse, tlio'
exploits of Cortez in the land of the
Montczumas; whose whole life lias been
devoted to the service of Ins country;
whose whole efforts have been directed
to uphold our honor at the smallest sne
rifio of life; a warrior who scorned tbo
sellisli glories of the battle field, when nis
..-rent "faculties as a statesman could be
emp’oped more profitably for his country;
a citizens who in bis declining years had
given to the world a most shining in
stance of loyalty of disregarding all ties
of birth and'clinging still to the cause of
truth and honor. Such ha>-been the ca
reer, such the character,of Winfield Scott,
w horn it has long been the delight of the
nation to honor both as a man and a sol
dier. While we regret his loss, there U
ono thing wo cannot rogr:t —the bright
example he has left for our emulation.—
Let us all hope and pray his declining
years may bo passed in peace and happi
ness, and that he may be cheered by the
success of the country and the cause he
has fought for and loved so well. Be
yond all that, let us do nothing that can
cause him to blush for us. Let no de
feat of the army he was so long com
manding embitter his Inst days, but let
our victories illuminate the close of a life
so grand.
[Signed,] Geo. B. McClellan,
Maj. Gen. Commanding U. S. A.
Latest News.
Washington, Nov. 9.
[Special to Herald.] —The Govern
ment lias issued per\nits to parties in
Rhode Island to trade with loyalists on
(lie Southern coast. Vessels are fitting
out for that purpose. with supplies of va
rious kinds, among which is salt, cloth
ing. and other articles of necessity, which
it is expected will be exchanged for cot
ton. Tie's is a new feature in govern
ment police, and may lead to important
results. Senator Simmons, of Rhode
Island, has been the principal mover in
this matter. It may be, those vessels,
and others now fitting out, will also fol
low the expedition, and ns soon as an
opening is made, and a permamofit foot
ing obtained in South Carolina or Geor
gia, cargoes of cotton will be at once
shipped to Liverpool and other points.
This is a very important movement, and
has the full sanction of the government.
Fort Monroe, Nov. 10.
The steamer S. R. Spaulding, arrived
from Ilatteras Inlet this morning with
the 20;Ii Indiana Regiment. A deserter
who reached the Inlet in a small boat
stated that news had been received on
main land of the taking of two reb'd
forts at Port Royal and the landing of n
large Federal force. Beaufort has also
been taken by our troops. No particu
lars have arrived, but the fact corres
ponds with those received from Norfolk
by a flag of truce. Great excitement
prevailed on arrival of tlu news at Nor
From the same source we have a rn
mor tl at the road above Beaufort has
fallen into possession of our troops, with
an immense quantity of stores. Five de
serters who reached Newport News tbs
morning say that the rebels up James r.
ver are in consternation, and also bring
the improbable rumor tdatour troops bad
advanced on the railroad as far as CLiarlos
Capt. Brooks, of Buford's regiment,
found a brother dead on the battle field.
110 was a surgeon in the rebel army.
Apple Juice and Fast Colors.—
The Manchester (England) calico dyers
and printers have discovered that apple
juice makes their colors f; st in printed
cottons, and they have been hying up nil
the apples they can get in Devonsb re
and Somersetshire, giving a price that
has not been known in the dearest
£:gr Gen. Price is reported to bare
made a stand at Carthage. It will be a
marked spot. “Delenda est Carthago”—
Carthago must be wiped out.
X3 f~ Barn uni’s latest curiosity is a tur
tle which weigh* 500 pounds and is "said
to be" I.OQO years bid.

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