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DS A. TAYLOR. Publisher. >
VOL. V.l
Llri'scott Journal.
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•. :ai«»n oi lakes—the union of lanes
:».,■> union of States none can fever —
>i <>i heai’s—the union of hands—
’ v Flag of our I nion forever.-JZ-wis.
ptescott, Wisconsin. Nov. 27, 1851.
f’>r Lnt of Ranks, Market lieport, and
! c ‘. y> -., fc Fourth page.
Written for the Journal.
Dl.r ARTIXG AFT 1'52 X.
. • ,’i k’mlv days have come,
i ; ;• saddest of the year.”
7 e the bloom, the melody of
tv months is past; the finely
v. . „.’.: hrp- iy of green r.o longer
l.'.JX' ’i.<s wide Lails of Summer; and
< •- ;. azure canopy, with its fleecy,
_ clouds, has grown coll and grnv.
. , ie is an-l piairLs are ali in sober
»n. and the autumn winds sweep
r .rnfullv over them, scattering the
v. I.eied Laves. Every thing tel.'s of the
.uv that is gon ? >. rs the .sterility that
.- t‘> coin?.
But we hr i uno d.-ivs in October, so
’ gj, so ma and fair, t: at w? could ■
_• m»iiih the <.€j.:ii ;•••; luxuriance of ■
and bm-som*, an ; dancing leaves,
- ;i_'.uul days when the dreamy
... ■ ! :i<o 1 du.n Summer lent a poetic
to the seeite —when we looked
;i landsenpo, bright with a diver-
• •.• • : t ut', with a mingling of delight ■
wlrch we Lave no words to
- . which made us Lmg fm -
i/J. i rm expression, such ns
I s-vire : wiil be curs when we
I •: i, i• of our spis its, vt.et s, r.l
s-. release! from ail earthly
/> y.i.’- i'?a v ti.e>e ’‘the melan .
divs” hr t’ii 'V give to mi our
, an ui Art of solemnity,—
i. r’•< .T of iiie i i ;.S of decay and
• ;> i winch the season is su-w<tivc,
r t s •no more stit-t'e harmony between
t 'Subdued s-'p et of Nature and our
: : ■ p<: dvc me litations.
i di'itumn has borni unusually gay
v hued r.n I charging foliage,
r • ■•■ns as though the martial spirit
t i e in the Lund Lad imbue ’ the very
*-• L, an I r.II the trees hurg out their
1 s defiance, greeting the eye on
•' ry .«■ ie with their tiny, fluttering
'i ke numerous clan of Oaks
'ark ti: ; gc of purpiish crim
Maple, Cottonwood, and others
• ti.e i glit-T shades, from pale
. n to gold ; while here and there was
ii a dark and solitary Pine, standing
s. wrapped in the daik shn i-w of its
*.?. L-- y g verdure, in relief of the tnn-
\ < f color, —like some, stern
• ■••: J’••. - jylier, who looks unmoved
.T i.’. ’e lions of the fluctuating
1 him—waving flags, and e’ash
| ; za r.i-. at;; 1 , mustering of men, who
tl :t the gaudy disp ? r.v soon fadvd, as
e the leafy host shrank and tic-m
---d t ~e the frosts nn I chitling win Is,
otant of the coming winter
—tike sonic imposing army with uplifted
: r : • s, that, struck with sudden con
'inaticn 1 y the .advance guard of an in
ie foe, Jowers every standard and
'■'rv battle-plume, and stands silent
• i i s nayed in motionless ranks.
So stand the forests now in sad dis-
1 tr.tlcd lines—their warlike trappings j
: exchanged for son.her, Quaker garb. I
wind that was wont to come softlv,
”:th low, musical whisperings, and plny
■ - v lift nnd rustle their delicate verdure,
now rushes through with harsh tone and
harsher touch, and the birds that built
r ir summer homes and filled the wood
lands with song, bnve forsaken them,
vnee* the screens that shaded their
- hided cover's have been torn away—
w boughs whose leaves do not fall so
- ■n. The robin, thrush, and blue jay
r.ve given their last concert for the sea-
1 a; the blackbirds gathered in flocks.
ir k' hting in large numbers, would
'..'her busily together, as if discussing
b. great earnestness some public <pics
‘ r. < f vast importance to the community
" i iLer;, with whirl ing of wings like
■ttrid of rushing waters, they would
!t ? in a cloud with more vehement ex
"tnntions, and soar away to join some
r convocation, intent upon prepara
’•s for the grand hegira. They have
' f n leave of us, and we miss them, we,
’ovrd to watch the airy little cren
r u .;’i their brisk movements and
v v confabulations
Ihe flowers, too, are all dead. The
1 -rs were despoiled of blossoms long
- • w’i ii the Frost Spirit first passed on
* eienr night air, and touched them
th his deadly wing, and the morning
looked upon withered foliage and
oping stalks. And the sweet nurs
of Nature were not spared; all the
’'Jtiful things that hid in quiet vallevs
i scf'rr-t glens, and surprised us with
•r : iry-like grace, are gone; a few
°t berries alone tell whore the wild
rose of the prairie bloomed, and even
the dark blue gentian, the last of the
Autumn flowers, has yielded to relentless
fate, leaving nothing to relieve the mo
notony of the prevailing russet.
But \\ inter will soon give to bluff,
Land vale, and wood LA ermine livery;
and Lene ith that the tiny seeds wiil sleep
until another Spring awakens them to
blossom ia new beauty under her genial
Ei.ner Lbs< el.
Prescott, Nov. 25, 3 861.
in Memory ci Edward D. Baker
Oil, fd’en hero, noble friend,
’Tis not the friend I niotu n in thee,
Though called, in mid-career, to end
Thy shining course cf victory.
I dare not grieve, for friendship’s sake,
To know thy r-oldier’s knell is rung—
That shame or glory ne’er shall wake
The silver trumpet of thy tongue :
That dim the eye whose lightning seared
The trait >r, through his b’.azen mail ;
That lips, whose smile of sweetness cheered
Our darkest day, are cold and pale.
Xo selfish sorrow fits thee now.
And we who lovad thee stand aside
While she, our Mother' vails her brow,
And in her grief forgets her pride.
When half the stars of honor fade
That gemmed her banner’s morning sky.
•She sees them triumph, who b'.trayed,
And he, her truest chieftain die 1
When low ambition rules the land.
And patriots play the trader’s part,
We ill can sj are his open Land,
We ill can spare his honest heart.
When timid lips proclaim their doubt.
To chill the ardor of the brave,
We miss his dauntless battle shor.t,
That never truce to treason gave.
When Freedom’s base apostles preach
Dishonor in the sacred name
Of Peace, his grand, indignant speech
No more shall smite the cowering shame 1
Goo 1 th vi hast shesthed th: 1 sword he crew ;
We bow b fore Thy dark decree :
But give the arms that build anew
Our Nation’s temple.strength f.om Thee 1
Official Report off tlie Pierre
(10. Agricultural Society for
Use year i NG 1»
Whole number ot members 67.
Receive ! fem the State of Wisconsin for ti e
'• from Fierce county
for the year 1861, 100,00
“ flora member and ad
mission tickets An
imal Fair, 81.75
*• from other sources, 2,00
Total of receipts for the
year I*6l. $183,75-
Premiums raid fjr the
year 1860.
B'fl's do do 1757 .
1 m n r ovements on Fair
Grounds I*3l, 26,00 ■
Kxj e- s s of Annual Fair,
including print’sr etc.. 35,81
Draft sent L. *P. Harvey
for delivering Annu- i
al Address, 20,U'0 '
Dis. •> tit on Countv Or*
ders, " 40- 00
Discount curre’y on hand 6,00 •
Premiums paid for the
year 1861, 40 >f°
$283,75 $265.58
Balance, in Treaury Nov. „ _ ;
220,1831. ' 18.1 <
Due from State of W is- >
cousin for year 18G1, 100,09 ■
Balance in favor of Society. sllß,l i
Whole number of entries, 181
Amount of premiums awarded, $103.00
M. W. BARB, Treasurer.
A. H. YOUNG, Rec. Secretary.
Editor Journal I gathered from 30 feet I
square of ground, 18 bushels of beets, which |
with a liberal supply tor table use through the i
season, will make 20 bushels. Some of tue :
largest weighed from 7 to 8 lbs.
Will the boys who may read this give the
yield per acre ? W. C. Denison.
Oak Grove, Nov. 27, 1861.
The county tax this year is SIB,OOO, 12,-
090 to payoff indebtedness and the current
expenses for the ensuing year, and G,OOO for
building Court House. The County Boaid
adjourned last Saturday, and the proceedings
will probably be published in full next week.
The ladies of this city are about forming
a sewing society, to work for the soldiers.—
We should not be surprised if some of the
girls should ” give the mitten” to the soldier
j The usual Thanksgiving services may be
expected to-morrow morning, at 11 o’clock, at
the Congregational Chr.rch. Sermon by Rev.
Mr. Osborse.
Harvey’s majority for Governor is over
There are two hundred scholars and five
teachers in the Graded School in this city.
The Circuit Court in this county, is in
I session, We understand there is a large dock-
• et to be disposed of.
The weather during the past week, has
been mild, with little showers of snow. A
little sleighing now.
There is an article from Jeff. Davis on
the fourth page, which will be read with inter -
ShU’Mextsof Grain from Pkeb: gtt.—Nav
■ igation for this season isover. Yesterday two
steamers torn hed at our levee, but the ice ;;«.s
! grinding and crushing past to-day, and we
1 look for no more.
i U e give a statement of the shipments of
Grain this season.
Beardsley Lyford have shipped since
Sept. Ist, over the Mil. and P. d i Chien li. R,
f>- themselves 30,000 bushel wheal; 129 bbls
flour: 100 bushels cranberries. They have
shipped for Dili <t Bro. 6.000 bushels wheat ;
for J. Candler 1.100 bushels v. heat. These fi
gures embrace 1 lie wheat bought by them at
Pt. Douglas, and shipped from that place.—
Beardsley <fc T.; ford Lave now about 10,000
bushels wheat in store, having shipped none
since the sth of November.
Chas. L. Barnes has shipped from this place
sinse ti e Ist of Sept., over the La Crosse and
Mil. R. R„ 60,000 bush. Is wheat; 2.250 bbls ,
flour ; 250 bbls cranberries, and Las consider
able flour in store. The wheat was shipped
for parties here—Messrs. Newell, Wilson,
Redmon, Sterling, and Dill <t Bro.
There is still an immense quantity of wheat
unsold it the St Croix Valley, prices having
1" led s i low tiiat burners have only sold what
i ,ey were obliged to.
fora cavalry company. It was reliably ascer
tained that the officers for Wsslibr.rne s regi
men' were all selected, and the men from here
would have t I lledout amongthi
eral companies. A cavalry company might
easily Lave been raised here, but the St, Groix
Valley lias sent too many good men to the
war. to be h fused the right to officer its ovri-i
Sold’.ecs’ Aid Society.—The ladies of Pres
cott met at the Council Room on the afternoon
of the 26th inst., and organized a society for
making!.p clothing and furnishing aid to those
who have gone to fight the “battles of our
They will meet amun on Tuesday next, at
the same plabe. at 2 o’clock, r. m. to more ful
ly mat :;e their plans of operation, nt which
meeting all th? ladies of Prescott mid vicinity
are invib dto attend. The gentlemen are in- :
vited to attend in the evening.
The Ladies. i
Schoo:. Appaiivtus.— A ‘ubscripticn is in i
circulation for raising money for purchasing a '
good s<’t of School Apparatus, inc'nding Out
li’i • Map®, Chmts, 'i’ablets. Globes, (’’rrery, :
etc., etc., for the use ot our school. It is ai.o
bie enterprise, and it is ho;:cd tiiat ev»-ry f. ien 1
of the school will sal,scribe liberally.
The free Icctuics of M . Ti ft, on Mon
day evenings.are very opportune, there being
an unusual lack of amusements just at pres
ent. S d /ct for next lecture, “The Inhabi
tants of the Earth’”
Some one says licit every cord of wood
given to the poor is re-corded above, We have '
little doubt but wood paid to the printer on ’
subscrintio;: is treated the same wav.
* _ . '
girls hearing that the soldier boys are in want !
of comforters, signified a willingness to lie
forwarded to ca mp at once.
Some wretched t -llow says be wishes the
rebels would take the whole charge of our
heavy gui.s.
Goethe says, “ Man is a glorious poem.”
Perhaps so, but many of them must be blank \
- --«»-•
Some old bachelor says that an angry
woman, like an angry snake, makes a terrible
exhibition of tongue.
Mrs. Fartitigton says there is not enough
of the spirit of ’76 in the South to till a fluid
A. O Snyder carries the Mad and Ex
press between this city and Hastings.
Coni. Cbarlc? Wilkes, who took
the responsibility of seizing the rebel
emissaiies, has lonjv boon most favorably
known He was born in New A ork, m
1805, and has since been in service for
forty-three years. From 1833 to 1842
he was in command of the United States
Expiring Expedition to the Pacific and
Southern Oceans. His narrative of this
Expedition, in five volumes, is familiar to
all, at least by name. He is also the an.
t’nor of a work entitled ‘AVcsiern Anier
! ica,” whice contains valuable information
inflating to California and Oregon
When he performed the exploit tor which
he wiil receive the thanks of every pa
-1 triot, he was on the way home from the
I coast of Africa.
U. S. Senator Green, of Missouri, has
been arrested on a charge of .reason,nnd
is held in custody. Four rebel Senators
are now in the hands of the 1* ederal
Government —Mason, Slidell, Gwyn nnd
Senator Mason, the author of the Fu
gitive Slave Law, is worse off than a
slave under L’k net. Noone can prove
him as their property nnd tnko him
An old maid, who hates the male sex
most vcnemously, cut a fernaie ncuqain
tance who complimented her on the
Juoy-ancy of het spirits.
Youn<r women are never more in dan
ger of being mnde slaves than when the
men nre a*, their feet.
Thnsc who persist in not heeding
God’s wrtt, are otten forced to heed the
i O. can I give him up 1 n.y darling boy !
The weeping mother cries,
, And never more behold him here
AVitli these my mo’. talyycs ?
' But I sliall see my boy again ; for when
I My work on earth is o’er.
A joyful meeting Frank and J
Will Lave on Heaven’s bright si.orc.
He seemed a sleeping angel,
So beautiful and fair.
With lilies white, and roses twined
Amid his waving hirir.
His Lands were clasped ; our Country’s Flag
Thrown lightly o’er his breast ;
And thus they left th-- little one
To take his final rest.
It could not sorelv have l>een life
Win n he had ceased his breath ;
Ami yet so life-like, calm, Selene,
You scarce could call it death.
Upon his lips a soft, sealed smile
Fell like a sunbeams’play .
As though the soul in parting.
Has kissed its si-ter clay.
Oh, God, the Fat :er .’ from my soul
Dispel the midnight gloom ;
Teach me to love thy ways, r.o; Lar
The siler.ee < f the tomb.
Take me, at last, where blasts nor st arms
Can never, never 1 ise,
Anu safe beside my Savior’s throne,
In yonder radiant skies. s.
Council Proceedings.
Council Hall, /
Novi tnber 25, 61. t
Mayor Whipple in the chair. Min
utes of last meetinjv rend and approved.
Present, Aid. Grifiin, Sehaser. Barnard.
Cheenv, Rader and Haviland.
On motion of Aid. Barr aid, the coun
cil proceeded to open nnd consider the
Ii Is for lav it " down sidewalk on the
North side of Orange Street.
The bid of A. O. Bnjd< r proposed to
lav said sidewalk, according to post'-d no
tices for letting the same, for cents
per foot, running measure.
The bid of Samuel Dudley proposed
to lay the same, m the same manner, for
§4,35 per rod, running measure.
On motion of AI L Barnard, the con
tract was doclnr-vd let to Samuel Dudley,
in accordance with his Lid, it being tbo
lowest bid.
On motion the Council then decided
to act upon some miscellaneous bu-.ness,
which members desired to present.
Aid. Barnard moved, and the motion
prevailed, that t’ e Council proceed to
elect a Cilv A incy, to serve for one
On calling for a vote f r the election of
said officer, A. H. Young, Esq., received
r, unanimous vote, and declared duly
elected City Attorney, for the City of
Prescott, for one year from tins date.
By a resolution offered by Aid. Bar
r.ard, nnd unniiimon-’y passel, the sala
ry of the City Attorney for the ensuing
year, was fixed nt 850.
The following a'counts were then pre
sented and allowed :
L. Parker, for services rendered,
and material furnished, ns
Pound Master, 8 5,45
T. Swem, for clerking nt elec-
tion, reduced to 2,00
C. F. Covel, do do 2,00
John Sterrnt, for wood, 3,30
W. T, Hatch, for sawing wood
a;id moving stove, 1,00
Total amount. $13,75
On motion council adjourr.el.
W. T. HATCH, City Clerk.
Lorenzo Dow once closed a dis
course with the following langungo.which
is ns singular for its qu.aintness, as prac
tical in its advice:
“I want you my younef sinners to kiss
and oct married, and devote your time
to morality and money making. Then
let your home bo provided with such
necessaries and comforts as piety,pickles,
pots and kettles, brushes, brooms and
benevolence, bread, virtue, wino and
wisdom. Have these always on hand and
and happiness will be yours. Do not
drink anything intoxicating, cat moder
ately, go about your buiine s after br- ak
fast" lounge a little after dinner, chat af
ter tea. nnd kiss after quarrelling. Then
all the jny, the peace an 1 bliss this earth
| can afford shall be vours until the grave
1 closes over you, and your spirits wiil be
' borne to a brighter and a happier
worl L”
Rev. Jnmes F. Clntke, in his
remarks nt the funeral of Lieut Putnam,
related the following incident of the gal
lant Pttla’ki: “The Polish soldier was
greatly rebuked bv Washington for rash
exposure of his life. He replie.l, ‘Gen
eral. my father died, killed in battle,
when he was 23; mV grandfather died
in battle fighting for his country, when
he was 23; General, I atn 25, avd lam
ashamed to he alive.'
In Maine nnd Massachusetts,
Thanksgiving was observed on the 21st
inst. New York, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indianin,
Ohio Wisconsin, Minnesota. Connecticut
Vermont,Rhode Island,Kansas.Marylnnd
Kentucky, Delowarc observe the 28th.
In tbefown of Onk Greve, Nov. 11, 1861,
Maria Louisa, daughter of Peter M. and Ma
■ria Sin on, agsd 4 years 7 months and 10
The dearest mothers child—a beautiful
daughter, who to her hearts delight, to ug
Lath given a parting kis-, and so j artvd to be
i no more. ?>he rests in Peace.
ITV’-.LI’AY ’ ■-
.Resolved, By the Common Council of the
Gity of Prescott, that the salary of City At- ■
torney, for the ensuing year, ia hereby fixed at
fitly dollars.
J. M. WHIPPLE, Mayor.
M . T. Hatch, City Ckrk.
Present. November 38,1861. n3lwl
E S T R A X' !
Cam.? to the srlseril er, on or about the first
day of Nuv., 1851, a piir of work oxen ; one
alight red, with Ln .r, sharp herns, inclining
upwards, supposed to be six yeans old ; the
other of large size, with dark cities ami red
di>li brow ii Lack, short stubbed horns, left >
b'nd foot white, suj posed to be eight years i
old. No flesh marks on eith r.
Clifton. Wjs., Nov. 26, 1861. n3lw3 ■
ca Cl ’l’ 1 C E .
Notice is hereby given, th.nt my wife, Mary
Ann Swarts, h iving left my bed and board, I
wiil no longer pay any debts incurred by her.
Geocge Swarts.
River Falls, Wis., Nov. 22, 1861. L ?,v4
Strayed or Stoien !
From tie' 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 for head, als > a white spot on the
right fl?,ii ;, left ear to' n. Any person giving
info: mation where Ihe above described cow
may be found, or returning her to the under
signed, will be satittactorily rewarded.
Taken H'p.
Cam,- into mv enclosure Nov. 30. l a Gl. one
nmley Ox ot light red color, with white spots
on hind l«'gs. nod blind in one eye The ow
ner is i qui sled 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 ne w Postage Stamps is re
ceive 1 at tl.e Trimbelle Post Office. A]] persons
having old stamps in their possession can ex
change them for the n"w within six days, and
after that time they will be worthless.
Trimbelle, Nov. 20, 1861.
A common Day Book containing a note
agiiinst E. Haviland of SIOO, payable one day
alter date. All persons are warned against
purchnsinng said note. Any person finding
the same will confer a great favor by returning
it to the owner, GEO. SHA.ZER.
Tenements to Eet!
r<V,VO commodious tenements in Strauss’
4. Building, on Broad Street, on reasonable
terms. Enquire of J. 51. McKee, at the Book
Prescott, Oct. 16,1861. n2swlf
HAS located permanently nt Prescott.—
Rooms next door to Griffin’s Stere.
Business solicited.
Prescott, July 31st, 1860.
nl4 ts.
L TJ M j; i: It!
We keep constantly on hand
Manu fa c tur in g Purposes.
Send in your orders to
Fcrresfville, Pierce Co., Nov. 25, '6l.
Sheriff’s Sale.
Circuit Court—Pierce County—State of Wis- |
G W Fuller, F Smith and J A Bish-p, part
ners <tc. plaintiffs, against Edward H Bous
tead, defendant.
BA' virtue of an execution issued out of the
circuit court tor riercecounty, for the sum
of one hundred ami sixty two dollars and thir
-Itv two cents, with inteiest thereon from the
27th day of May. A D 1858, in the above en
titled action, in favor of said plaintiffs and a
! gainst the said dafendant, I have levied upon
I the following described property in said conn
i ty of pierce to wit ; the northeast quarter of
I the northeast quarter and lot 6 of section 32
I town 25 range 18 west, which I will expose
I and sell at public auction to the highest bid
‘ der at the front door of L D Newell’s store in
■ the citv of rrescott in said county on the 21st
i day of November A Dlß6l, at ten o’< jock a m
Ito satisfv said execution and costs. 9;.t. dat
l the citvof Prescott, this -lth da\ of Oct, 1861
j Young" Fitch, J R FREEMAN.
I Plfks AU<jx. Sheriff of r i'rec Co H't*.
When the rebel emmissnries reached
the deck of the San Jacinto. Mr. Mason,
having added to ordinary F. F. V.’s
stock of knowledge while Chairman of
the ComniiUce on Foreign Aft’aiis, salu
ted Cant. Wilkes, but M-. Slidell passed
on without noticing him. “ I desire you
to observe. Sir, that lam Captain of
this ship,"’ remaiked Capt. Wilkes. The
hero of Plaquemine saluted. —A'. Y.
Slidell is remembered in his youth
by many old gentlemen in this citv. Ho
was the son of n tallow chandler, a par
entage of which he had the weakness to
be as! aired, nnd which was a source
then, and probably is now, of c< nlinual
mortification. It is related of him that
on one occasion in ccnvcrsation with a
lady, noted and dreaded for h v wit. he
expressed a desire for foreign travel.
“ Ah!’’ said the lady, “I have no doubt
you would find yomseif very much nt
home in Greece!" Slidell withdrew pre
c'pitately from the encounter. “That
younof man,” sai i his persecutor, ns he
retreated, “ needs to be dipped over
again, for he hat not been well molded."
He will now be put where he can reflect
at hi* leisure upon the peaceful nnd res
pectable Ojualiti's of the father nnd
grandfather—who was also a tnl'ow
ehandlen—of whom he has always been
ashamed. — .V. M. Tribune.
Rebels, like firewood, shauld be meas
ured l>y t\\o cord.— Prentice.
Literature for War Times Reviews
and Magazines.
Whale n youngster, and what do vou
get out of him ? Blubber.
It is supposed that a soldier will be
raw t;d ho is exposed to fire.
The human soul, like the autumn
leaves, should brighten at the approach
of death.
A lady in s paroxysm of g. i< f wns
said to have shed torrents of tea’s. ‘Poor
thing,’ remarked an unfeeling punster,
she must have had a cataract in each
An o’l maid, on the wintry sale of fif
ty hearing of the marriage of eno of her ■
fr en’s, a pretty young lady, observed
with a s : gh, “Weil, I suppose tis wbat
we must all come to.”
Gen. Butler made a war «neeclt
a few days ago in which he said ;
“There can be no pence, whatever may
be tli.i wishes of the politician,—tharo
can Le no peace, whatever may be the de
sire of the coward ond the timid, —there
can b? no pence, whatever may be the
I iss of blo< I, tl.e sult'er'ng or the pouring
out oftrensttto, until the one great ques
tion is settled, whether the red blood
which flows in the veins of the Northern
man is as good, as pure, as true, as
brave, as courageous, ns the blood that
flows in the veins of his Southern broth
ers— or cn<\nics, as they choose to call
themselves, —until SumpUr is avenged
ami Manasnas is f.; ■•tt?n”
/I'T.F’ The Boston papers speak in
terms of great p; rise of the clinractcr of
William Lowell Putnam, a voting Lieut,
who fell :.t Ball's Bluff. Having a pre
sentimont of death, hwrote a lette.i
In i mo ; '• ; “You kt i ther, that
it is easy to die in such a cause, nnd, af
ter n’l, dea‘h is but one step on in life.”
After Li-., fa!’, wHi a sdsdenial wor
thy of Sir Phillip 8? Iney, ho would not
even accept the sen lee - f a surgeon, as
he knew le was be; on I Luman si-, ill or
cure, nnd feeling timt there were others
around him who might need it more
than h?. Such life and death nre not in
U. S. Senator Browning, of Illino’s,
was insulted on the cars by an imperti
nent army officer, the other day. while
on his wny from Chicago to Quincy. He
resented the insult—a personal collision
followed—the rrmv officer vns badly
whipped—and the Senator resumed his
seat with victorious complnc- ncy. The
Senator, however, got one of h's eyes
blackened in the aflair.
The Lumper Business —From what
wo can learn, there will be but little done >
in the pineries in the wny of getting ■ ut
logs this coming winter. The war has,
for the time being, used up the lumber j
trade, and instead of gomg into the
woods, many of the lurnb< mien are go- ,
ing to the war. Thousands of last year's
logs are vet in the St. Croix, waiting for
a market that will pay for getting them I
out.— Jfforth Star.
When Bvron cressed the sea he |
sang : “My native land, good night.” ■
W hen Mason and Slidell attempted to
cross, they woke up one morning nnd
mnde the salutation, “My native land,
go od morning.' ‘ — Prent ice.
Tn a sketch of the early career
of Slidell in New York, the Jrilatnc
savs :
Early in life he went to the Smith,
having been detected in an infamous
crime, from the immediate consequences
he escaped by sliding down a water pipe
from a chamber window. A duel after,
ward followed; and having nearly added
murder to aduitry, ho fled.
i Though our govern men*, has not
I recognized the Southern Confederacy, it
has received two of its “ commissioners.”
{ TERMS: 32,00 per Annum-
Camp Correspondence.
Camp near mocth of Salt River, Kr.
Dear Lute; —The Ist Wis. were
aroused by the long roll at 2 o'clock at
night on the 14th ins’... and were inform
ed that the regiment had received mar
ching ordeis, that 49 rotmds ofeartridges
I must at once be issued, two day’s ra'ious
cooked, and tents struck at 8 o’clock in
the morning: al! of which was received
i with loud cheers.
Ail wo; t to work with a good will.—•
Every thing was packed up, and the reg
; iment was ferried over the river to Lou
isville, through whose muddy streets
we marched with knapsacks slung and
bayonets fixed. It was not an ovation,
but many turned out to see us.
I forgot to mention that one man in
Co. A had his head shaved and was
drummed out of camp before starting in
the morning. His ofi’ence was continued
drunkenness and running the guard.
After marching three miles, wo made
Poitian 1, a little town at the foot o f the
rapids, and embarked on the Baltic for
this place, which we reach d shortly af
ter daylight.
We are now in the midst of the trai
tors, and will have to keep a sharp look
out. Two regiments left here this mor
ning for the interior, and we shall go in
a day or two. I think that we shall
meet Buckner's traitor crew in ft few
days. Our boys arc anxious to get a
eLance at them.
Mrs. Wise is left back at Jeffcrsonvilla
very ill with the measles. There are
some 75 to 100 in the regiment down at
a time with the m-asles. Iho 19th reg
iment Missouri Volunteers is ahead of us
in the interior. The 9lh Michigan is
encamped in our rear, and is building a
fort on a high bluff between the Ohio
and Salt rivers. It commands the two
rivers and the turnpike road leading
from the lower country to Louisville.
There is a masked battery opposite us
on the Lidiam'a shore wh’cb effectually
commands tlm navigation of the Ohio.
You may soon expect to hear of stir
ring events in this portion of Ky. The
traitor forces are only 20 miles distant
and it wiil not take us long to g-1 at
them. Yours,
P. V. Wise.
Nov. 15, 1 861.
Slason rtnrl Slidell.
TLe TriLune, in nn article <n these
men, says:—
*• There was one poin', beside their
common dtsne f»r the dissolu'ion of the
Union, in which these hoary traitors
cordially agreed. They hated Douglas
with the intensity of fiends. They took
every pains to thwart Irin—io humble
him; they embraced every opportunity
to sneer at him—to depreciate him; and
they toiled night and day to depose, him
from the k-ndendiip <f the Democratic
ratty. They wore deep in the [dot
which prevented his nomination to ih««
Presidency Ins! rear, and were the chief
instigators of the cabal win h broke up
the Charleston Convention, put two
Democratic candidates in the field, and
thus secured the election of Lincoln.
And they did all this for the purpose of
making his success a pretext for destroy
ing the Union. In this raid upon Doug-
Ins, the difierent natures of these arch*
apostates wore made conspicuous. Ma
son , han.lrtv, self-important, and inso
lent, treated Douglas with contempt —as
an upstart who was to bo put down with
scowls and sneers. But Slidell had n
higher and clearer appreciation < f tho
indomitable character and vast resources
of the Illinois S nator. So. he, through
out the winter of 1859-60, '.villi his eye
upon the ultimate dismemberment of the
Republic, taxed all the wily arts of Lis
venomous nature to prevent Douglas
obtaining, what but f>r this he was sure
to have, the regular and harmonious
nomination of the party, with superior
chances cf success in the campaign.
How the West takes*'Hard Times.’’
—A correspondent of the Evening Post
says: —
“Always brave and bustling, it is
impossible to silence the W est. The en
terprising city looks cheerful and lively
as ever, even though its heavy capitalists
arc personally depressed. Not only 1«
the wheat harvest pouring in from the
country, but the browned and sturdy
. harvesters themselves have laid aside the
i scythe and sickle, and are ready fur a lit
tle show of muscle in a different, kind of
I field, where the employer is their conn -
try, the harvest the establishment of hb
’ erty and order. The expectations of tho
government in regard to the enlisting of
, the fanners were not baseless. JSever
j have a finer, more able-bodied, and dc
i voted class of men been secured for tho
. war than are now coming from among
tho farmer? <«f tho West."
:NO 31.

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