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LUTE A. TAYLOR, Publisher- >
VOL. V.l
Urest oil Journal.
"- 1 ' ■ ■ ~
I Tne union of lakes—the union of lands—
■■he union of States none can sever—
I The union of hearts—the union of hands—
And the Flag of our Union forever.-Jforn’x.
I local AND MISCELLANEOUS,
I *Prescott, Wisconsin- Nov. 20. 1861.
.«*■ fbr List <f Ranks, Market Report, and
1 Z-y- ft News, see Fourth page.
I The Result.
\V e g.o below the result of the elec
ton in this nnd St. Croix counties. It
I— iso, J enough. We have not full re
:„r:.s fr-in the State; but the Union
Ticket has a handsome majority:—
The whole number of votes cast for
Governor was 832; L. P. Harvey receiv
e: 753; Benjamin Ferguson 76.
For Lieut. Governor, 837; Edward
w Saloman 755, Wm. C. Allen 6, Henry
31. Billings 76.
For Secretary of State 829; Jas. T.
Lewis 759, Chas. S. Benton 70.
For State Treasurer 831: S. D. Hast
: 760, Lucas M. Miller 71.
For Attorney General 831; Jas. 11.
ii v.c 761, Philo A. Orton, Jr. 70.
Fer State Superintendent 838; Josiah
L Pickard 768, H. G. Winslow 70.
For Bank Comptroller 837; Win. H.
I Rvr.-ev 767, Jas. Volmar 70.
i'*.r S ue Prissn Commissioner 838;
■ A x.P. H-c'-fes 763, John ,C. Criiley
J *'■'
L'ti .".ren linent to banking law 652;
I r amendment 6SI, against 1.
i'er State Senator 837; 11. L. Hum
•|.r-v CS7, Joseph Bowren 150.
Fc-r Member of Assembly 803; J.W.
lev 533, Truman Field 233, scat-
Uring 7.
FOR COUNTY SUPERVISORS.
I>-trict No. I—whole1 —whole number 692;
N. S. Dunbar, 351, C. P. Barnard 339,
scattering 6.
District No. 2 —whole number 686;
Chas. B. Cox 390, Wm. H. Moore 290,
scattering 6.
District No. 3 —whole number 6G4 ;
Jeremiah Fuller 244, H. Felt 225, J. D.
frnnibie 192, scattering 3.
F r Superintendent of Schools 818 j
W. I. Hatch 595, A. Morse 217, scat-
6.
Th-i . rsing are the majorities in St.
I Croix County:—
For Governor—L. P. Harvey 310.
F r Laut. Governor—W. P. Allen
■ 11'5 majority over both of the other can-
H olatcs.
I For State Treasurer—S. D. Hastings
435.
Fur Attorney General—James S.
Howe 213.
For Bank Comptroller —Wm.B. Ram
icy 310.
For Supt. Public Instruction—Josiah
L Pickard 318.
For State Prison Commissioner Alex.
P. Hodges 307.
For State Senator—H. L. Humphrey
168.
for Memoir of Assembly —J. W,
Beardsley 249.
For Sheriff—Wm. Barker 96.
For Clerk of Court—Alfred Day
*-SS.
For District Attorney —Allan Dawson
134.
For County Superintendent —I. N.
Van Sly ke 243.
For Coroner—S. W. Fuller 61.
Commissioners —Ist District J. R. Is
son 4. 2d District C. A. Hall 38. 3d
Strict W. L. Perrin 143.
For amendments to banking law 595.
Gov. Hicks has issued a proclamation
ra - -ng a special session of the Maryland
legislature at Annapo'is, on the 27th, to
t: ‘-ibiish Maryland in her old position as
heart of the Union, and render tho
■Morous legislation of the Fort Warren
of no account.
Reports are current that black flags
a4T ® been hoisted at Savannah, Charles
vT k and other places on tho southern
•’s*. which indicates that no quarter
w - oe given the invaders, and none will
’■ e asked.
PRESCOTT, PIERCE COUNTY, WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20. 1861.
The
The result of the election in Pierce and
St. Croix Counties is glorious—exceed
ing the expectation o f the most sanguine.
The little squads of distempered poli
ticians who opposed the Union move
ment, nnd got up a sort of after union
of warring and incongrous elements, —
a nameless* nondescript concern, with no
avowed parentage, and scarcely any res
pectable connections except S. H.Clough
and Joseph Bowron—a Union party
whose connecting tie was common oppo
sition to these who had conscientiously
gone into the Union movement —this
fungas—latest born nnd earliest buried
of our local parties, some of whose mem
bers are good fellows, only temporarily
erring, and others of whom have long
been soured past all chance of sweetening
—this hodge-podge concoction wh : ch so
violently brewed in the political cauldron
has been effectually “simmered down,”
and “ cleaned out.”
The figures talk. They arc more elo
quent than rhetoric. Gents! you who
stood so severely straight—who were so
conscientiously Republican, so devotedly
Democratic, and who finally rushed into
the heterogeneous conglomeration of the
“ What is it’’party, how do you feel
now ? Most of you, wo rejoice to say,
live up in St. Croix bounty. Be honest
now, don’t you sec in the light of the
election returns, that you made egregious
—fathers of mules—of yourselves. We
thought of remarking as much to you
during the campaign, but you would not
believe it then. Adversity is a great
teacher. Wo believe you have mainly
been erring rather than vicious. After
ali your follies and faults, we should not
be ashamed to promenade Second Street
with you, or take oysters and cigars at
your expense.
A closing word. Boys, come Lome
before it is daik. The Union wigwam
is largo enough for you all, the Stars and
Stripes float from the center-pole, the
door is open, and it is cheery within.
When tho trumpet of war no longer
sounds we may go to shouting party
shebboleths again, but let us not do it
now.
Capture of Mason and Slidell.
Probably no single event of the war
will be welcomed with greater satisfac
tion, by all union-loxing citizens, than the
capture of Mason and Slidell, the would
be U. S. A. Ambassadors to Queen Vic
toria and Louis Napoleon. They bad
succeeded in running the b'oekade, and
at Havat nn were transferred to the En
glish mail steamer Trent, hoping that tho
red cross of St. George would ensure
them a safe and speedy passage across
the Atlantic. But they were doomed to
disappointment, for off the Bahamas a
shot across the bows from the frigate
San Jacinto brought them to. The ves
sel was boarded by Lieut. Fairfax with
forty men. and Messrs. Mason and Sli
dell, with all tbeir papers nnd documents
were taken ofl', notwithstanding the pro
test of the English captain. Their fami
lies were allowed to proceed, while they
were delivered to the care of Gen. Wool,
nt Fortress Monroe.
The seeming of these dangerous men
is no small achievement, and will have
an important bearing on the events of
the corning winter. Slidell, by Ins well
known intriguing powers, his gr at
wealth, bis familiar acquaintance with
French customsand language, his deadly
hate of free institutions, and his personal
connections, would do us great damage
at the French Court. Mason, though
not possessing the ability of his colleague,
ns Chairman of tho Committee of For
eign Affairs of the Senate for a number
of vears, is intimately acquainted with
our relations to the various European
powers.
Commander Wilkes acted upon his
own responsibility in this affair, and it is
to be hoped that he will receive a suita
ble acknowledgement from headquarters
for his services.
The beads of Departments have been
so much annoyed by visitors that they
have been compelled to resolve to exclude
all visitors till after tho meeting of Con
gress, aud, in view of this determination,
parties who contemplate visiting VV ash
ington for the purpose of interviews with
the heads of departments, are advised to
defer their journey until after the assem
bling of Congress.
“LET ALL THE ENDS THOU AIM’ST AT BE THY COUNTRY'S, THY GOD'S ANO TRUTH’S.”
Thanksgiving.
j Thursday of next week is the day set
; apart by the Governor’s Proclamation as
i “ Thanksgiving Day.” Wo hope it may
bo generally and devotedly observed. —
Let us be thankful for the material blcs-
- sings which we enjoy—for the Plenty
that crowns our boards—for the Peace
which smiles upon our State, and while
many liearts will be sad, and many eyes
I grow dim at the thought of loved ones
far away, clad in the trappings, and
meeting the stern realitis of war, let them
; be thankful that the old heroic spirit is
not dead—that our Republican Govern
ment in its gravest peril, is shielded by
I the brave and true, and that they have
the high honor to sacrifice in her behalf.
i °
It seems as if there was a Providence
in the fact that just before the time when
an honored custom bids the whole peo
ple bow in grateful worship to tho Ruler
of all. that Law, and Order, and Frce
' dom have gained a signal victory, and
the Slate most stained with the stigir.a
and crime of revolt, is echoing to the
tread of our victorious armies,—that the
Starry Banner waves again in the pol
luted air of the Palmetto State—the har
binger of a better civilization—tho dawn
of a brighter day.
lu the language of Holy Writ, “ Let
us rejoice and bo glad.” Let us brighten
up our faces, eat tho accustomed sumptu
. ous dinner, give apples and candy to the
children, and have a good time general
ly, but underneath all our good feeling
and gratitude, let us cherish the convic
tion that as a people we have stern work
to do. aud cultivate the disposition to co
it—do it effectually, with remembrance
of the glory of the past, and faith in the
grandeur which the future is waiting to
bestow.

Camp Correspondence.
Cam? Sherman, near Jeffersonville, ?
J nd., November 14, 1861. $
! Friend Lute :—I hasten to inform
! you that the “ Bloody First” has, within
the last half hour, received marching or
| ders. We are ordered to strike out tents
at 8 o'clock, a. M.; to inarch at l ine.—
Our destination is doubtless some point
below, as we are to go on board a steam
er. Tho alarm drum beat fifteen min
utes before twelve, and in less than five
minutes the regiment was in line. You
may calculate that the boys “ sca
dadled” out of tbeir nests in a hurry.—
Each man is to receive 30 rounds ofcar
triges and two day’s rations; so we are
to move some distance.
Gen. Mierman lias paid the reg’ment
a compliment which no other regiment
has received in this Department. He
has ordered that the W is. Ist shall par
ade through the city of Louisville to-mor
row morning before embarking. Show
ing that the Ist stands A. No. 1 in the
military world; no other regiment being
permitted this boner.
Every thing is confusion here at this
titre, and while I am penning tins no
less than seven men are improving the
opportunity of using iny candle to pack
! iheir knapsacks and store away their enr
-triges.
Ali are enthusiastic over the orders,
thinking, no doubt, they are going to get
a chance to show what they are made of.
But I hardly think we shall have a fight
for the present; for several days at least.
Any important move of the regiment
will be reported in due season-
I have received the Journal ns regu
lar as the weeks came round, and right
, welcome it is.
Yours truly.
Quad.
Cavalry Company.
M. A. Dreibelbis, of Prescott, has re
ceived a commission as recruiting officer
for a company of cavalry, to go into Col.
Washburne’s regimert. It is desired to
raise a company in the St. Croix Valley.
• Twenty enlistmei ts have already been
made, and only seventy men are needed.
Horses are furnished by Government, or
if furnished by individuals are paid for.
When tho company is full it will elect its
officers. Wo should bo pleased to see a
good cavalry company from this section
of the State. We are assured that a
company can bo raised if St. Croix Co.
will furnish twenty men. We are confi
dent she can do this. A recruiting of
fice will be established herein a tew days.
Any desired information in regard to this
company can bo obtained at this office.—
Hudson Times.
The Third Minnesota Rigimeiit went
down on Saturday last.
The weather continues to be like a fine
old lady—calm and Ferene.

The Fanny Harris will lay up at this
i place during the winter.
| The Enterpi ise has laid up at this place
■ for the winter.
The next term of the Pierce County
Court in this county will commence on Mon
; day of next week,
See G. H. Miller's card in to-day’s paper.
If you wish to buy or sell negotiable paper,
he is just the man you are looking for.
The Friday evening lectures of the Prin
cipal of the Graded School, will hereafter he
at the uppier North room of the School House.
P. M. Simon, of Oak Grove, gives us the
following statistics of that town : Personal
propersy, $7,869. Real estate, $95,350,93.
A new town called Union has been form
ed from a portion of Pleasant Valley. This
is one of those rare cases where union is the
i result of disunion.
Dudley is busily engaged in raising the
frame work of his new mill. This is des
tined to become a permanent institution of
. Prescott.
Gen. Jim. Lane expressed what should
i be the feeling of every soldier when he said,
' “ We march to crush out treason and let sla
! very take care* of itself.
Some of the soldiers get contraband li-
■ qnor, by having it put up in a painted tin can
' resembling a hymn book, and labelled •* Bo-
I som companion.”
Arrangments are being made to bridge
‘ the at this place with solid—ice.
In anticipation of this event the steamboats
are hustling about like school boys at the
word “recess.”
Some fellow in his “ teens” closes a po
em as follows:
• The only fruit that to me was dear,
I have gathered to-day in the white hand here.’
What a spoony, not even to hanker to kiss
j the girl’s lips.
The Southern Commercial Convention
! Lehi at Macon, Ga.. petitioned the rebel con
• uress to “ throw open the Southern ports.”—
■ Next tiling wc suppose, the thieves at M au
' puu will petition the biggest rascal in the lot
■ Io throw open the prison doors.
One of the Penny-ites.—The gentleman
who called at this office, purchased a paper,
' paid six cents, waited a while, and thi n en
i quired if he could not have a penny back.—
The l\nny-ites never will be a very powerful
denomination in the West,
Oui St. Groix county friends are dis-
I tracti d over their “Supervisor and “ Com
: missiotier” votes. Better lump them togeth
; er, gentlemen, and not stand on technicali
’ ties. The feelings of the public must be
respected. “ lox Populi, vox Pei.”
The County Board has been in session
during he past week, aud has not yet finished
its business. Its proceedings will be publish
ed next week. Wit.i the highest respect for
the members of the Board, we are glad it is
the last time the county will be bored with
fourteen men to do business which three will
bitter and more quickly transact.
The election returns from this county de
note the absence of nearly 300 men in the
war. In the statement of votes in to-day's
paper, the vote for Supervisors is not full, as
part of the returns from the 2d ward of Pres
j cott and the town of Oak Grove were for
“ Commissioners,” and vfere thrown out by
the canvassing board.
Sad Accident. — During the afternoon re
cess at the public school, on Thursday last, the
clothing of a little girl, daughter of C. P.
I Barnard, of this place, accidentally took fire
j from the stove of room No. 1. '1 he whole
f school ware alarmed by her screams, but be
-1 fore the fire could be extinguished, she was
dangerously burned in the face and breast.
Faint hopes are entertained of her recovery.
Cavalry Company.—We have before allu
ded to tho Cavalry Company being raised in
the St. Croix Valley by M. A. Dreibelbis,
Esq., of this city. This Valley has already
furnished much more than its quota of men,
but we apprehend Mr. Dreibilbis will find no
difficulty in raising this company. He is a
man of means, and one of the kind who know
; no such word as fail. From the first of the
rebidlion, he has been active in assisting the
soldiers, and he carries into the work all the
feeling of earnest patriotism, and all the ener.
gv of a determined man. Those w ishing to
go into a cavalry company can find no better
opportunity-
Wool.—Last Saturday we witnessed ths
first shipment of wool ever tnade from the St.
Croix Valley. It was shipped to Milwaukee,
by Judge Foster, of River Falls, it being of so
fine a quality that it could not be well worked
up by hand. The Judge was one of the earli
est settlers in the county, and has been assid
uous in promoting its industrial interests.
For some years he has advocated wool grow
ing here, and he has now about 500
sheep, and is giving practical proof, that they
are the most valuable property a farmer can
huve. Politically, we think the Judge has
sometimes “ pulled the wool" over the eyes of
, people to their disadvantage, but he is doing
' the right kind of wool pulling now.
Mysterious Individual.
A little less than two months ago, a
man came to this city, whose condition
and behavior was so mysterious aud ex
traordidary that he was deemed to be
iusatie, and although he manifested no
propensity to violence, or to do injury to
anv one, it was deemed unsafe to leave
him at large, and accordingly he has ev
er since been confine! in the County Jail
in this city. It is understood that be has
not uttered a single word since he Las
been in the place, except on one occasion
of the first day of his nrrival ; it is sta
ted that ho said, “ No, I thank you,” or
something to that effect, to an invitation
to partake of some food. He is utterly
indifferent to his situation, and quite pas
sive in the bauds of whoever assumes to
control him. Ho is apparently above
30 years of age —would bo called good
looking, his countenance indicating good,
average intelligence; be is apparently in
good health, and eats and sleeps well.—
His complexion is dark, has dark hair,
whiskers and moustaches. His name or
antecedents are not known here.
It is fair to presume that be lias some
friends somewhere that are interested in
him. It is hope! that this notice may
meet the eye of such, (and for that rea
son our exchanges are requested to no
tice the case,) and that they will relievo
this community of the charge of his
maintenance. — Hudson Times.
Peterson’s Magazine.— We are in
receipt of this popular Lady’s Magazine
for December. It is n splendid number.
The title page for 1861 is the handsom
est we ever snv. “Peterson” will be
greatly improved in 1862. It will con
tain 1,000 pages of double column read
ing matter; 14 steel plates; 12 colored
steel fashion plntes; 12 colored patterns
in Berlin work, embroidery or crotchet,
and 900 wood engravings—proportion
ately more than ar.y other periodical
gives. Its stoi-ioA nnd novelets ma by the
best writers. In 1862, Four Or'ginai
Copvright Novelets will be given. Its
Fashions are always the latest nnd pretti
est! Every neighborhood ought to make
up a club. Its price is but Two Dollars
a vet r, or a d >l!ar less than Magazines of
’ts class. It is the magazine for the
times! To clubs it is cheaper still, viz:
♦hree copies for §5. five for $7,50, or
eight for $lO. To every person getting
up a chib, the Publisher will send an ex- ;
tra copy gratis ns a premium. Speci
mens sent (if written for) to those wish- I
ing to get up clubs. Address, post-paid,
Chas. J. Peterson,
306 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.
A Cavalry Company Authorized I
from the St. Croix Valley.—M. A. '
Driebelbis, Esq , of Prescott, the gentle- I
man who offered ten horses as a gift to I
the Government a short time ngo, has 1
been authorized by the Governor to raise ,
a Cavalry Company in this Valley. Mr. !
D. called upon us this morning, and states ;
that he has alrc-a ty 20 men, nnd propo
ses to go into camp in about two weeks.
Officers throughout will be elected when
the compaiyis filled to 65 men. IIoi
»os and ali equipments to be furnished
by the Government.— North Star.
_. • ••
The Northwest Undivided. —The
Northwestern counties have a full dele
■vation of Union men. 11. L. Humphrey
goes to the Senate by 700 to 800 ma
jority. Dr. J. \V. Beardsley goes to the
Assembly with about 600 majority
and all tho county officers, “so far as
heard from,” in Pierce, St. Croix and
Polk counties are elected as Union men.
There are no Democrats or Republicans,
but we present an undivided front for
a “ union of parties during the war.”—
Straight party men. how do you like
“the piospect.” — North Star.
Circuit Conrt--Co. of Pierce.
The State of Wisconsin, to George Loomis
ami Lucy Loomis, Defendant#:
YOU are hereby summoned and required
to answer the complaint of Gilbert Wood
ruff. plaintiff, which will he filed in the office
of the Clerk of this Court, at the county seat,
in said county, and serve a copy of your an
swer on the subscribers, at, their office, in the
city of Prescott, in said county, within twen
ty days after the service hereof exclusive of
the day of such service ; and if yon fail to
answer the complaint as aforesaid, the said
Gilbert Woodruff will apply to the court for
the relief demanded in the complaint.
Young Fitch, Pl’ffs Aft’ys.
Dated October 8, 1861. i>2sw6
ID ENTIST.
C.S. RICKER, DENTIST,
HAS located permanently at Prescott.—
Rooms next door to Griffin’s Store.
Business solicited.
July 318*, 1880.
nl4 if.
Jury
The following is a list of Grand and Petit
Jurors for Pierce County :
GRAND JURORS.
John Huett J F Nichols
I F Mav nard Wilson Thing
James Walsingham "tn Hoodges
I, D Morgan L L Lewis
N S Dunbar J A Guittcau
Charles Bailey Jos- ph Prescott
G Gook A J Moore
S S Eaton Charles Hutchinson
Paine Converse
PETIT JUPORS.
Truman Glass ’0 F Miles
Gilman P Bailey R M Sprowl
E O Rvndall B F Spaulding
J N Todd H S Colby
Wm Kinney Edward Newton
C J Biker J Van Schoonhoven
G W McMurphy John O’Brine
Richard Pontiff James Swem
George Gray Henry G«ok
Hans Bedell Win J Newell
Joseph Hfribler, J M McKee
Charles A Shcrbtun OS Powell
The Hudson Times says : “ Much of the
Hammond trade goes to Prescott on account
of the mad leading to this city being so bad.”
A little mistake. That trade comes here
because wheat brings a higher price here—
because Prescott is a “port, of entry” for all
the river steamers, while Hudson is a mighty
smart, nice place, but is too far back. The
fault is not in Hudson, but because the Miss
issippi does not run up Lake St. Croix.
SPECIAJL NOTICES.
List of Letters
Remaining in the post office
at Prescott, November Ist. 18661.
AmosonMissS Miller Emily Miss
Akers A H Murphy Ann
“ James Morrison E Mrs
Bailev Jas W McCarter John
Bennard Andrew Meyer August
Bradlv Chester Maron Wm H
Bud W A Norelins Miss Julia
Clark Warren Mrs Nash <fc Cuts
Conley Sarah Miss Newcomb Wm
Cox C B 2 Newton Miss Eliza
Clap & Davis Messrs Rooch M
Diary Adelin • B Rider Haskel
Dixen Bev H H Rice Edward A"
Crtigen Charles G Snell Chari s H
Di-amond Charles Smith M Mr
Davis D C 2 Saix Wm
Fletcher Charles G Strauss Char’cs
Graffam OH Steel E Miss
Giles Henry Smith Edward
Graves Charles Smith <fc Whi’ing
Goodwin Henry C Thompson John
Hamilton John L Thorn Thomas
“ Rev W Wilkins IV T
Hill John H Wright W W
Johnson J M Williamson A W
Jackson D Wit-ting Sanders
Knowlton Lucv Mrs M illiamson Rev John
Lo.u-ks Peter H West A Mrs
Laning Robert Weed Mrs M H
Persons calling for the above letters
will please sav “ a-lw rtised ” and oblige
" O. T. MAXSON. P. M.
List cf Letters
Remaining in the post office
■ at River Falls. Novenuler 15,1361.
James Butler Jesse Parker
M<tses T Bates J J Staee
Barnard Carolin Wm Wallas
John Den F. B Wilson
Douglas Day D S Turner
Samuel Edwards Miss Martha Hummer
Gen W Lutes Phebe Ward
A K Humphrey
Persons calling for the above letters,
will please sav “ advertised.” ami oblige
J. W. PRATT. P. M.
Taken J'p.
Came into my enclosure Nov. 30, 1861, one
muley Ox 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. 28w3
Post Office Notice.
A supply of the new Postage Stamps is re
ceived at the Trimbelle Post Office. All jversors
having o’d stamps in their possession can ex
change them f >r the new within six days, and
after that time they will be worthless.
ATM. JAY, P. M.
Trimbelle, Nov. 20. 1831.
Remember that
N. S. DUNBAR will always be found
earlv and late, at his new Brick Store, No. 12,
on the Levee, where he keeps constantly on
hand everything in lhe line of Groceries. Dry
Goods. Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc., etc.,
cheap for cash. Goods given at cash prices
for all kinds of Produce.
Also. Ticket Agent of the Illinois Central,
Galena and Chicago Union Railroads.
Prescott, May 8. 1861. nltf
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 rhe iorehcad. also a white spot on the
right flam, left ear torn. Any person giving
info:mation where the above described cow
mav be found, or returning her to the under
signed, will be satitfnctorilv rewarded.
P. D‘. PIERCE.
EOS T !
A common Day Book containing a note
against E. Haviland of SIOO, payable one day
alter date. All persons are warned against
purchasinng said note. Any person finding
the same wiil confer a great favor by returning
it to the owner, GEO. SHAZER.
Take Notice !
ALL persons are hereby cautioned against
buying a note tot S2O. bearing date Oct
21st, 1861, given by me to George Braley, as
the same will not be paid.
GEORGE DRESSER.
River Falls Nov. 10, 1861. n29wtf
Tenements to Let!
TWO commodious tenements in Strauss’
Building, on Broad Street, on reasonable
terms. Enquire of J. M. MoKsv, at the Book
Store,
Prescott, Oct. 16, 1861. nffSwtf
< TERMS: 82,09 per Au aim
:NO 30.
News Items.
Gen. Storeman has boon rppoinb''!
to the command of the entire eava'ry
force of the United States.
A Sim Francisco dispatch of tlm
12ih, says the pirate schooner Heva lias
been seized there.
—The recent election in Kansas result
ed in tho choice of Topeka as the State
Capital.
—L has been ascertained that the loss
of the rebels at the battle of Belmont
was 261 killed, 427 wounded, and 278
missing.
—lt is stated positively that the pri
vateer Sumter has been captured, and
that her crew is on the Niagara, on their
way North.
—The volunteer service now numbers
450.000 men, leaving but 20,000 nmre
enlistments to reach tho number authoriz
ed by Congress.
Goodwin's Menagerie was burned
in Boston recently. Between seventy
and eighty animals were smothered to
death.
Wm. B. A‘•tor declines the nomina
tion for Mayor of New York.
—The report of the capture of $2,-
000,000 worth of cotton at Beaufort**
pronounced a canard.
—John Tyler and R. A. J’nor have
been elected to tho Coufcderate Con
gress.
—The steamer Bermuda, with
1,500 bales of cotton, ran the Savannah
blockade on the night of the 2d.
A vessel just arrived at Boston re
ports that a large English steamer laden
with munitions of war had been captured
by aU. S. frigate, and taken to Key
West.
—The work of raising a brigade to be
composed entirely of Virginians is pro
gressing finclv. There are several
thousand refugees from A irginia who are
desirous to enlist in the defense of the
government.
—John McKinney, late State Treas
urer, tried at Ingham County Circuit
Court for the embezzlement of v_5,(»00
State funds, has been convicted.
--The people of Ireland are anticipa
ting another famine. Their potato cr- p
is almost a total failure.
—Tho report that Bishop Me Ilvamo,
of Ohio, is about to go to Europe is
true. He sails next week. It is stated
that Edward Everett is also about to
visit England.
—lt Las been judicially decided ’n
Boston that a contract of enlistment de s
not bin I a man if he was drunk when
ho entered into it.
—John Patch, who claimed the honor
of being the original inventor of tl.e
steam screw pro] ellor, died at the poor
house in Yarlmou’li, N. S., on the 27th
of September.
—The Supreme Court of New York
have rendered .i decision restoring the
old ('or Mayor Wood’s) police to office
and pay.
—Marshal Murray goes to Boston to
deliver Mason and Slidell to the com
mandor of Fort Warren.
—The British brig Wm. R. Kibley
has been seized for running the blockade,
and the captain committed to Fort La
fayetto.
Gustavus A. Henry, a grandson <>i
Patrick Henry, and Langdon C. Hayr
have been elected to the Confedeir.
Senate from Tennessee, They are fi
politicians, the former an America!),
the latter a Democrat, in old pa-'--
times.
I —At Boston, on the 13th, one Jaire*
Brown was arrested a* a seccssloi •:
On his person was found a letter fr
Wm. L. Yancey, in England, to his -
in Alabama, in which he speaks disec
agingly of the prospec s for the rocr
tion of tho So’.;:]/-!-! Confederacy by
European powers.
—Onr naval force nt Newport News
has been increased, in order to check the
rebel expedition fitting out in Jamc Pc
er, of which three formidable fire boats
are said to form a part.
—Ephraim Ellsworth,father of the late
Col. Ellsworth, has been appointed mili
tary store keeper, but has not yet been
assigned to duty.
—The City of Wasiiirgti.n hai ri <;v
with late European dates.

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