NEWS SUMMARY.' Markets.-We find the following as the

ruling prices in the grain markets : Grant County Ag. Society.-We find Chicago, June 2.-The demand for flour is still very the following in regard to the Grant County light, and the tendency cuntinues downward. The sales Agricultural Society in the Grant Co. Herald: were light at $3,75a$3,85 for good spring extras, and $4

for very choice do. OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY.

The wheat market suffered a decline of 1c per bushel, President-S. F. Clise, of Ellenboro.

and closed quiet with sales only about 80,000 bushels. Vice Presidents-H. Utt, of Lima, Abram Carns, of Hazel Green.

MILWAUKEE, June 3.--The flour market remains at a Treasurer-T. M. Barber of Lancaster. stand. The demand is limited and holders ovince no disSecretary–J. W. Blanding, of Lancaster. position to sell at the prices offered.

The following named persons in connection No change in coarse grains. Good sound oats bring 260 with the above named officers, constitute the

delivered, and corn 27c. Rye in store at Smith's eleva

tors sells readily at 43c, but there is no demand for it at Executive Committee, viz. :

present in other houses, or to be delivered, at more than Philip Shillian, of Hazel Green.

42 cents.
W. W. Wright, of Potosi.
W. W. Field, of Fennimore.
Wm. Humphrey, Patch Grove.

Government Vouchers.--It will be inOrris McCartney, Cassville.

teresting to the creditors of the State, to know Committee on Constitution-Henry Utt, Abram that the vouchers in the Secretary of State's Carns, F. A. Bevans.

office, have been copied, and placed in the Supt. of Fair GroundsWm. N. Reed. hands of the Governor, who has sent them to

POLICE OFFICERS.-J. B. Moore, Chief, T. R. Washington, for settlement. It will probably Chesebro, F. B. Phelps and Thos. Gow. be a month or six weeks yet, before any money

LIFE MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY.-J. B. Cal- will be realized from them. lis, A. Burr, M. M. Zeigler, J. C. Holloway, Henry Utt, J. Allen Barber, Wm. H. Foster,

Military -The recent call for another G. W. Ryland, Matt Van Vleck, T. M. Barber, Wood R. Beach, J. G. Clark, J. P. Lewis, J. A.

Regiment from this State, has stirred up the

war feeling again, and we find the places as Jones, D. Ward, J. C. Cover, D. H. Budd, s. 0. Paine, Abram Carns, E. D. Lowry, J. J.

recruiting officers for the 20th Regiment are McKenzie, W. McGonigal.

all filled, This is probably the last regiment

which will be called for from this State. The Constitution, Regulations and List of

An effort will be made by the Legislature Premiums of the Society appears in our paper

now here to perfect a bill for the organization this week, and the paper containing the same

of the militia of the State, so that in case should be kept for reference, as there will not be printed a sufficient number of pamphlets

there should be another sudden call, Wisconsin

will be ready to muster her armed men at a containing the same matter to supply all interested. The pamphlets will be printed soon,

moment's warning, as did old Massachusetts,

when she received the President's last call. giving the same matter with other useful information. We ask that any defects discovered in the parts printed this week may be reported The War.—The telegraph brings news immediately, so that the pamphlet edition can that Beauregard's army has become disorganbe made perfect, especially in the classifications ized by the cutting off of its line of retreat, and premiums. All premiums marked with a and the capture of 10,000 prisoners and 15,000 star, or other reference point, will be paid in stand of arms by Gen. Pope. This is good volumes of agricultural papers, the Wisconsin news, and we hope that we shall have more of Farmer or Working Journal.

the same sort. We have heard enough of The Fair will be held on the 18th and 19th Quaker Guns both at Manassas and Corinth, of September..-Grant Co. Herald,

and hope for a little real fighting.


The Editor's Journey to Europo, and

tho Opening of the Great International HT All communications, of whatever kind, intended a

Exhibition.-MID-OCEAN, Saturday, April 26, 1862.for the EDITOR should be addressed to him ex

Our last "notes by the way" were written off Nova Sco ir clusively; all remittances of money and all

tia. If we remember, they were at least partially open business letters, to the Publishers. The offices and

to the charge of enthusiasm 80 far as the account per. n-are separate and distinct, and attention to this en

tained to the ocean voyage up to that date. But the days ar request will save the Editor a great deal of time

subsequent, indeed almost the entire week just closed, and trouble, while at the same time, it will di

havo most forcibly illustrated the change that is liable to in minish the liability to mistakes.

come in every one's fortune; for on Monday, the 21st, the sun, whose radiant beams had hitherto cheered our way,

veiled his face in dark, portentous clouds and the ship's Editor's Trip to Europe-Brief Notes by

crew prepared for a storm. This proparation was not in the way.-STEAMSHIP “NIAGARA,” off Nova Scotia,

rain, nor were the hopes of those of us who were anxious April 17th, 1862.–After considerable delay at Milwaukee,

to see old ocean in his fiercest mood doomed to disappointmisfortunes in the way of delays and a small robbery at

ment. We had had visions of storm-tossed yousels Chicago, a pleasant ride over those excellent and well

wrecked and sent down to the bottomless depths, but conducted roads, the Michigan Central and Great Western,

those sad calamities were remembered to have usually another delay of a whole day at Buffalo, whence we

occurred on the coast; and being now out in the open reached New York by the way of the New York & Erie

sea, although in the vicinity of icebergs—some of which R. R., a delay of two and a half days for a steamer which

in all their crystal glory and grand magnificence had been finally could not sail, and a subsequent trip to Boston,

seen by us in the morning of the 21st, and but barely after all this, and a great deal more of a vexatious char

escaped in the night-we were nevertheless petitioners acter that we do not care to mention, we find ourselves,

to Neptune for a special display of his power in stirring at last, fairly at sea, some two hundred miles from port,

up the briny deep. It need hardly be added, our prayers and steadily nearing the Nova Scotian shore.

were answered with a most commendable promptness, Thus far a delightful voyage, with everything in our

and to a degree even beyond satisfaction. Old Boreas, favor-except that we sail under the flag of old England

whose winds had been pent up many days in the icy reinstead of the dear old Stars and Stripes, and have little

gion of the Arctic zone, appeared to have been particularly or no American company. But all this is of small ac

charged to do his best, and most faithfully did he perform count-unless, indeed, the Cross of St. George may be

his part in the grand drama of which we were at first deemed a safer ensign, just now, than even the Flag of

the delighted spectators, but finally and chiefly, the most the Union. We feel secure, at least, against the piratical

terribly tortured victims. flags which the “Southern Confederacy" go boastfully flaunts here and there on the seas.

The trouble was that in asking for a storm, we omitted The first half day was rainy, but the one just closed | to stipulate that it should ever cease-presuming, simply has been among the brightest and most beautiful ever enough, that the sea would at least be courteous to vouchsafed to voyagers on this or any other sea. For the

strangers on an important mission of peace and industry first time in our life we have seen the sun rise and set in

and so become calm again when politely requested. But, the same blue waters without a visible shore beyond. To as just said, we neglected to wind up our petition, lil say that we kept the deck from morning till starry even, indefinite advertisements, with a “ts.” (till forbidden) and nor ceased to fill our souls more and more with the sub

accordingly, having once commenced, the storm lasted limity of the scene were needless, and yet this is all we

just ten times as long as we had intended-continuing can say. It is not in the power of words to convey any

five days, almost without abatement, and only mercifully just idea of the first emotions begotten of old ocean in

calming off as we approached the coast of Ireland and the soul of a truly devoat worshipper of God in nature.

were about entering the more dangerous waters of St. Tho mighty deep beneath and around as far as the oye

George's Channel. can reach--the blue etherial dome above,-the glorious For more than a day we kept our place on the upper orb of day more golden and more majestic than ever be deck, making observations upon the altitude of waves, the fore, and the lesser orb of night, more mild and beautifully grand swells of the vast waste of waters and enjoying the radiant in the midst of the host of her attendant spark-roll and pitch of the gallant Niagara as she alternately ling spheres,—there is nothing like it on the land, and descended, as if going into the very depths of the sea, this one experience is well worth the trouble and peril of and rose again to the summit of the mountain wave that going to sea.

threatened to overwhelm us; but about noon of the secTo-night we are to tonch at Halifax, from which point ond day slight symptoms of gastric derangement(!) tothis brief and hasty letter will be posted for the pleasure gether with the fierce dash of waters upon the deck and of those of our readers who have a personal interest in clear over the ship, admonished us that the water tight the welfare of the author. Our next words will come to state-room of the cabin below would be a fitter place.you from the other side."

| Still we held our position, and not until a ton or more of

brine leaped the balwarks, and in one grand fierce dash are informed, perfect ordor, regularity and propriety of came near sweeping us overboard did we relinquish it and officers and sailors are characteristic of the Cunard Line give ourselves up to the old demon of the ocean, sea-sick generally. Daring the twelve days we were aboard, wo ness. Or this we can only think with pain and shrinking heard not a singlo loud, rough, vulgar, or profano word at the being probably again subjected to it on our return. from either commanders or crew. The company have at To describe it is impossible. The unutterable loathing of presont a very large patronage, and are constantly buildeverything on shipboard, particularly in the Steward's ing now ships after the most approved models, some of department, and the settled determination to somehow thom scrow and somo paddle ships. The China has made discover an overland route back to America have not the trip from New York to Liverpool in less than nine gone from us.

days. Others of the Line are also fast boats. The price But the storm and the demon of the stomach are now of passage is higher $130, first cabin, from New York; behind us; the sun shines once more, and the clink of $110 from Boston-than by any other line, but the exceldishes in the dining cabin does not arouse the same bit-lent character of the ships and of the management, toterness of disposition to utterly abolish the whole digest-gether with the fact that this company has never lost a ive apparatus.

ship at sea, have secured the confidence and patronage of Opr Cork, Sunday, April 27th. the better portion of the traveling public. We have not The mountain cliffs of old Erin, but dimly descried in been pleased that Exhibitors at the International Exhithe morning, and which brought up from the depths of bition and even Commissioners are charged the full price our heart the glad shout of land ! land! aro now in plain for passage and transportation, but felt bound to say what view before us, and nearly all day long we have had a we havo said for the information and advantage of the beautiful panoramic view of the coast, verdant with veg. traveling public who may be desirous of disinterested etation, or brown with the cultivated soil. Hero and advice on this subject. there is a little village, and all along are the old Martello

LONDON, April 29th. Towers, the terror of smugglers in times past and now.

Getting ashore at Liverpool at so lato an hour that we Just now the spacious and beautiful Harbor of Cork,

could not conveniently get off for London until the folshut in by the hills and with Queenstown nestling under

lowing morning, we reinained over night and resumed our the bluff on the right comes into view, and we must get

journey in the morning, via Northwestern & Trent Valley out our Sketch Book and go up on deck. The twilight

R. W. Of the city of Liverpool we, of course, saw but comes, and as the Australasia has just passed us carrying

little, though wo employed our timo most industriously the only majls which will leave England before Saturday

while there. It is undoubtedly the greatest commercial next, we shall give our readers other notes by the way

metropolis in the world, and in appearance and in the ere our final despatch by the Scotia.

manners and customs of its people, the most American LIVERPOOL, Monday, April 28th.

city in the British Kingdom; indeed, but for the narrowIt is now just coming night. The morning was foggy

ness and crookedness of its streets, we would scarcely and we were unable to make rapid progress across the

have known that we were not in New York. channel. But the afternoon has been glorious, and the

The railroad, however, and everything connected, quick

The railroad how view of North Wales most charming--Mount Snowden, ly dispelled all doubts on that point and entirely satisfied

elevation in the British Islands, the principal us that we were not in Yankee Land. The miserable object of interest until now, the green slopes and lordly

coaches, as they are properly called-being similarly mansions of Brikenhead greet our eyes. This is a beau-shaped and but little longer and higher-with doors at tiful town on the south side of the Mersey, just opposite the side were provocative of both laughter and indignaLiverpool, which also is coming into view, with its massive tion-laughter at their queer absurd appearance, indigstone docks-five miles in extent along the shore and the

nation that John Bull in his vain conceit should so long most capacious and costly in the world-and forest of have refused to pattern after Brother Jonathan in the ships. Already we aro steaming up the river and the

construction of proper railroad cars. Each coach is dicustom officers will soon be aboard to see if we have any

vided into three apartments. In each apartment there thing contraband in our luggage.

are two seats facing each other like the front and back The Niagara, although generally understood to be one seat of a stage-coach, and long enough to accommodate of the slowest ships of the Canard Line, in view of all four persons each. There are no moveable windows, exthe circumstances has done nobly, getting as into port oncept in the doors on either side, in which there is a pano the 12th day from Boston. She is a paddle ship, and has of glass let up or down by a strap, stage-coach fashion. been fifteen years buffeting the waves of old ocean. In Of courso ventilation is more difficult and tho getting up this voyage she has been officered by gentlemen, who, and moving about to rest ono's self, or to look up a friend though many years in the service, have been very recently on the train, is out of the question. In some of the transferred to this ship. Captain Cook is a quiet reserved coaches-porhaps in all-the middle apartment is used little man with firmness and clock-like regularity in all for baggage; in which particular the arrangement is his orders and appointments. The orderly conduct of the quite convenient, as one's luggage can be more easily crew has been remarked by every one. Indeed, as we looked after. Truo to the English idea of caste, the coaches are labeled “First Class,” “Second Class,” and “Third The glass domes are 250 feet and 160 feet in diameter Class.” First class coaches are comfortably cushioned, and near 200 high; the nave and transepts (portions second class coaches favored with a kind of half cushion through the center and across the east and west ends and of leather extending about half the width of the seat which rise to the arched roof without galleries,) 100 feet from the front with leather at the back, and third class high and 86 feet wide, corresponding to the gronnd aisles coaches are furnished with bare benches. The fare in of some dreamed of but impossible cathedral. The cost the 1st class is one-third to one-half higher than the reg of the entire structure is about two millions of dollars. ular fare in the United States, in the 2d class about equal The display of articles on exhibition is indescribably to regular U. S. faro, the 3d class a little less. The on- fine, far surpassing anything that the world has ever seen gines are plain, bungling looking things, in strong con- before, not only in quantity and quality, but also in the trast with the fire locomotives of America. But when we number and remoteness of the countries from which they come to speak of the road itself, we have none but words have come. In addition to the British Kingdom, the folof commendation. Substantial in construction and ex- lowing countries are represented : cellent in all its appointments. More of this anon.


Vancouver's Island. Zollverein.

Nova Scotia.
The route to London presented to our view a succession Austria.


Victoria. of the most charming pictures we have ever beheld


Bermuda. pictures all the more pleasing and grateful because of the Switzerland.


Ceylon. snow and ice we had but so recently left in America.

Norway and Sweden. Malta.
Here the scene was so changed that we appeared to have Russia.

Costa Rica.

Dominica. come out of mid-winter as by a single step into the month


St. Vincent. of June. Beautiful verdant meadows and pastures “spot



Barbadoes. ted with fire and gold in the tint of flowers;" sleek fat


British Guiana. Durham cattle and Leicester sheep lying on the banks of Argentine Republic.

New South Wales. Brazil

Queensland. beautiful streams and on the velvet knolls or wading in


Victoria. the tall grass; gardeners cultivating their cabbages, beets, Spain.

South Australia.

Hayti. onions and beans; farmers hoeing their wheat and plant


Bahamas. ing their later spring crops; with cozy cottages, hand Rome.


Western Australia. somer gentlemen's residences, and lordly castles, and new

Hanse Towns.

New Zealand. and thriving, or gleaning old cities and villages-their Canada.

Ionian Island.
New Brunswick.

Japan, China. moss grown walls and turrets carrying one back a thous

Prince Edward's Island. St. Helena, West Africa. and years—all along the way, made the journey of 205 British Columbia.

Siam, Liberia. miles seem at once but a league and the stretch of a con The reader cannot expect a description of even the tinent. Tho five hours and forty minutes occupied in most important contributions until after we have given making the run were soon passed, and ere we were aware them more thorough study. of it, we were in London, the great metropolis of the world.


which took place to-day, (May 1st,) was an occasion which The Great Exhibition of 1862.-In the ex. can never be forgotten by those who were so fortunate as ternal appearance of the Exhibition Palace we were to witness it. It was an event of a life-time to most, and disappointed; not in vastness of extent, for it is larger was felt by us to be well worth our long journey of 4,500 than we had imagined, occupying 24 acres of land, and miles, storm and sea-sickness not excepted. with its lofty domes of glass flittering in the sun can be The weather (which thus far, since our arrival, has seen at a great distance, but rather in the lack of outside | taken the force all out of the talk we hear about London finish. But having seen the inside we find no fault with rain and fog,) is as perfect as could have been wished. the heavy unpainted brick walls without: they were ne- Early in the morning it rained just enough to lay t cessary to give strength and durability to so massive a dust, but before 9 o'clock the sky cleared up and gave us structure, and the money which outside decorations would have cost has been wisely applied to improving the inte ever enjoyed. The procession which comprised a great rior, which, now, with the display of articles on exhibition, number of dignitaries attired in the most varied manner is most grandly imposing. The following diagram will --some neatly and chastely, others gorgeously and fangive the reader a general idea of the form and construction: tastically-made a splendid pageant. Princes, Dukes,

But this ground plan although over one-sixth of a mile Archbishops, Lord Chancellors, Premiers, Lord Mayors, in extent each way gives but a partial idea of the amount foreign Ministers and Ambassadors, including those just of space for the purposes of the exhibition, as the room arrived from Japan, Hayti and Persia, each in the dress in the galleries is also very great. The painting, gilding peculiar to his office and nationality—"some in velvets, and fine artistic decorations of the entire enterior, give some in lawns," of every variety of color and decoration, it a most gorgeous and imposing appearance, brightened from the gaily fluttering ribbon to the jewelled buckle, by the brilliance of the light which pours in profusion button, sash and chain all flashing in the sun-moved in through the glazed roof and domes.

the grand procession as it entered the Palace on the south side and with measured step passed along the crimson- Oscar of Sweden on his left, the other chief dignitaries carpeted aisles to the place of first ceremonial in the front grouped according to rank. of the throne. The following was the order observed : | The Orchestra at the opposite end of the grand navo

1. Trumpeters of the Life Guards in State Uniforms. and under the Eastern dome embracing two thousand 2. Contractor's Superintendents.

singers and four hundred instrumentalists, all selected 3. Superintendents of Exhibition Arrangements.

4. Her Majesty's Commissioner's Superintendents of by distinguished artists from every portion of the kingBuilding Works.

dom, pealed forth its music, “God save the Queen," and 5. Contractors and Architect. 6. Council of Royal Horticultural Society.

there was quiet. The Earl Granville then presented his 7. Council of Society of Arts.

address to the Duke of Cambridge, and after the response, 8. The Ten Guarantors of the Exhibition. 9. Building Committee.

the procession moved down the other aislo of the grand 10. Special Commissioner for Juries.

nave to the platform in front of the Orchestra. It was 11. Chainmen of Juries.

12. Acting Commissioners for the Colonies and Depend then that we heard such music as we shall probably ner encies of Great Britain.

hear again: a grand overture by Meyerbeer, a Triumphal 13. Foreign Acting Commissioners. 14. Presidents of Foreign Commissioners.

March, Sacred Music, Quick March and National Air and 15. Her Majesty's Commissioners for 1851.

Chorule by Dr. Sterndale Bennett, to the following words 16. Her Majesty's Commissioners for 1862. 17. Her Majesty's Ministers, to-wit:

by the Poet Laureate, (Alfred Tennyson):

Uplift a thousand voices full and sweet,

In this wide hall with earth's invention stored,
Not being either Commissioners for the Exhibition of

And praise th' invisible, universal Lord, 1862, or Special Commisioners for the Opening

Who lets once more in peace the nations meet,

Where Science, Art, and Labor have outpour'd
The Right Hon. C. P. Villiers, President of the Poor Law Their myriad horns of plenty at our feet.

The Right Hon. E. Cardwell, Chancellor of the Duchy of

0, silent father of our Kings to be,

Mourn'd in this golden bour of jubilee,
The Right Hon. Lord Stanley of Alderley, Postmaster For this, for all, we weep our thaoks to thee !

The world-compelling plan was thine,
The Right Hon. Thomas Milner Gibson, President of the And, lo! the long, laborious miles
Board of Trade.

of palace ; lo ! the giant aisles, The Right Ilon. W. E. Gladstone, Chancellor of the

Bich in model and design.

Harvest-tool and husbandry,
His Grace the Duke of Somerset, First Lord of the

Loon and wheel and engin'ry,
The Right Hon. Sir C. Wood, Bart., G.C.B., Secretary

Secrets of the sullen mine,

Steel, and gold, and corn, and wine, for India.

Fabric rougb, or fairy fine, The Right Hon. Sir G. Cornewall Lewis, Bart., Secretary

Sunny tokens of the Line,
of State for War.

Polar marvels, and a feast
IIis Grace the Duke of Newcastle, K.G., Secretary of
State for the Colonies.

Or wonder, out of West and East,

And shapes and hues of Art divine !
The Right Hon. Earl Russell, Secretary of State for Foreign

All of beauty, all of use,
The Right Hon. Sir G. Grey, Bart., G.C.B., Secretary

That ope fair planet can produce,

Brought from under every star, of State for the Home Department.


And mixt, as life is mixt with pain,

The works of peace with works of war,
His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, K.G.

10 ye, the wise who think, the wise who reiga, His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury.

From growing commerce loose her latent cbain.
The Right Hon. Lord Westbury, Lord High Chancellor. And let the fair whit:-winged peacemaker fly
The Right Hon. the Earl of Derby, K.G.

To happy havens under all the sky,
The Right Hon. Viscount Sidney, Lord Chamberlain. And mix the seasons and the golden hours,

The Right Hon. Viscount Palmerston, K.G., G.C.B. TUI each man find his own in all men's good,
The Right Hon. the Speaker of the House of Commons. And all men work in poble brotherhood,

Breaking their mailed fleets and armed tower, 1.19.! (ROYAL PERSONAGES ATTENDING THE OPENING. And ruling by obeying Nature's powers,

His Royal Highness Prince Oscar of Sweden. And gathering all the fruits of peace and crown'd with all His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Prussia.

ber flowers. Gentlemen in Attendance on Royal Personages.

This was followed by a grand march by Auber, at the The Duke of Cambridge who was the Queen's represen- conclusion of which a prayer was offered by the Bishop tative to open the Exhibition, and the great political of London. The Hallejugah Chorus and the National leaders, Lords Palmerston and Derby, were specially Anthem were then sung, when the procession returned greeted with enthusiastic applause as they passed along to the throne, from which the Duke declared the ExhiThe Lord Chancellor and the Speaker of the House of bition open. Then the cannon pealed out their thunders Commons were attended by their Sergeants-at-Arms, and the work of inspection begun to continue until Ocbearing their massive golden maces.

tobor. The place appointed for the opening ceremony was un

Portago City Seed Store.-W. Caswell has a der the Western dome where a magnificent canopy had

full list of Imphee, Sorghum, and French Sugar Cane Seeds been erected, drapod with Utrecht velvet, with the Chair

-genuine and just imported. Grass seeds and clover in of State on a raised dais or throne, marble busts of Queen

variety; Vetches or Tares; Tobacco seed; Chiccory; ImVictoria and Prince Albert having position on either side. ported Ruta Baga and Turnip seed; Genuine Bi Sulphite

The Duke of Cambridgo occupied the centro of the of Lime. Seeds sent by mail, lc. per oz. dais, with the Prince of Prussia on his right, and Prince

Address, W. CASWELL, Portage City, Wis.

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