Gueisenau—No military education ; he rose NEWS SUMMARY. from the ranks.

Hoche-No military education: a volunteer in the rank and file.

DOINGS OF AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES. Kleirer-Architect; slender military education; he began in the regular infantry. Kleist-No special military education.

Meeting of Ex. Committee of W. S. Macdonald-No special military education. A. S.-MADISON, December 10th, 1861.Marmont-Educated for the military. I Pursuant to notice, and as provided in the Massena-No military education; a volun

By-Laws governing their action, the Executive teer in the rank and file.

Maison-No military education; a volunteer Committee of the Wisconsin State Agricultural in the rank and file.

Society met at the Agricultural Rooms, Dec. Montebello (Lannes)-Dyer; a volunteer in the rank and file.

10, for the examination and adjustment of the Mortier-No military education ; a volun- accounts of the Secretary and Treasurer, and teer in the rank and file. Soult-No special Military education; a vol

for such other business as might come before unteer in the rank and file.

them. Junot-Public school education; a volunteer

Called to order by the President. in the rank and file. Moreau-Lawyer; a volunteer in the rank

The Secretary, being unable to be present, and file.

on account of illness, invited the Committee to Any one pursuing this list will be able to

meet at his residence; which invitation, on make for himself the natural deductions, and will gain confidence in volunteers, from whom motion, was accepted, and the Committee adhave come the greatest number of renowned journed to so meet at 9 o'clock of the following commanders in the French armies. ---New York Tribune.


WHAT GOVERNMENT PAYS FOR RAILROAD December 11-9 o'clock, A. M.-Committee TRANSPORTATION.—The Government pays for met pursuant to adjournment Present, B. R. railroad transportation according to the follow-HINKLEY, President; 0. T. Maxson, J. W. ing rates:

Per passenger per mile, 2 cents for distance Hort and H. P. HALL. moved. Equipments, munitions, and supplies On motion of Mr. Hoyt, H. P. HALL was accompanying regiments, 30 miles or less, 10 cents per 100 pounds; 50 miles, 15 cents per

by appointed Secretary pro tem. 100 pounds; 100 miles, 25 cents per 100 pounds; The Secretary presented a report of the 150 miles, 40 cents per 100 pounds; 200 miles, finances of the Society, embracing all the re50 cents per 100 pounds; 300 miles, 75 cents per 100 pounds: 350 to 400 miles, not exceed-ceipts for the current year and a full detail of ing 90 cents per 100 pounds; special express all the orders issued by him as Treasurer for trains, $1 per mile. HORSES-One animal counts as 3,000 pounds;

the same period; also a detail of his own in2 animals count as 4,000 pounds; 3 animals dividual account with the Society. count as 5,000 pounds; 4 animals count as 6,- 1 On motion the report was approved and 500 pounds; 5 animals count as 8,000 pounds; 1 6 animals count as 9,000 pounds; 7 animals

s ordered to be put upon file for comparison count as 10,000 pounds; 8 animals count as with the account of David ATWOOD, Treasurer, 11,000 pounds ; 9 animals count as 12,000 whose absence from the State prevented his pounds; 14 animals, 18,000 pounds, counts as a full car-load. Provisions and heavy freights, I attendance upon the meeting. 2 to 3 cents per tun of 2,000 pounds per mile. The Secretary made a further report showDry goods, clothing, and light goods, 3 to 5 line the character of the Sixth

oling the character of the Sixth Vol. of Transcente per tun of 2,000 pounds per mile, One large car-load is reckoned at 9 tuns.

actions, now in press, and the progress making

in the Agricultural Survey of the County of na The mortality of the present war thus Dane, authorized by the Board Agriculture far, ought not to be very great, certainly; and at its last regular meeting. IT' yet Life Insurance Co. statisticians claim that! There being no further business before the it compares unfavorably with that of many Committee, on motion, the Committee adjournothers known in history.

ed sine die." H. P. HALL, Sec'y pro tem.

Annual Meeting of Wis. State Ag-operations of the Society for the coming year, ricultural Society.-STATE AGRICULTURAL and the best means for promoting its general Rooms, Madison, Dec. 11, 1861.-In accordance interests and advancing the Agriculture of the with the provisions of Art, V. of the Constitu- State, the Society adjourned sine die. tion, the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society

H. P. Hall, Sec'y pro tem. held its Annual Meeting for 1861 in these Rooms, Dec. 11th, at 3 o'clock, p. m. B. R. STATE MATTER $. HINKLEY, President, in the chair. On motion, H. P. Hall was appointed Sec

The Grain Markets have slightly im

proved since the date of our last report. The retary pro tem.

New York reports indicate firmness and a slow The President, as Chairman of the Auditing

advance. In view of the condition of this Committee, presented the Report of the Secre

country and of foreign nations, it seems impostary on the finances of the Society, and made

sible that prices should not yet, and within a a further statement of the embarrassments of the Society, owing to the non-holding of the

very few months, come up to very remunera

tive figures. accustomed Fair, and the necessity under

MILWAUKEE MARKET. which the Society was placed of waiting, at

To-day (Dec. 28), wheat, No. 2, sold for 65c, least another year, for the returns which should result to the Treasury from the sales of lumber

and No. 1 Spring for 69c. Sales in store—No.

2 at 65c; No. 1 at 69c; extra at 70@71c. and other material. On motion, the explanation of the necessary

Oats were 22c; Corn, 27c@28c; Barley, 350 absence of the Treasurer was received. and @45c; Rye, 32c@33c-all delivered.

MADISON NARKET. the Executive Committee authorized and re

Whcat--Extra Club, 68c; No. 1 club, 67c ; quired, through its auditing officers, to receive, I

No. 2 club, 64c. Rye, 35c; Barley, 20c@45c; at such time as may be notified by the Presi

Oats, 25c; Corn, 25c@ 30c. dent, his report of the receipts and expendi

Pork and Beef rate low; the former selling tures for the year, to examine the same--comparing all accounts with their vouchers and

at $2 00@ $2 60 per cwt., the latter at $2 00

@$3 00 per cwt. . with the accounts and vouchers of the Secretary-and to report thereon to the Governor, as

Political.—The Legislature to be organized required by law.

on the second Wednesday of January, will be Mr. Hoyt gave notice, through the Execu

composed of the following gentlemen: tive Committee, and with their approval, of

SENATE the following amendment to the Constitution : 1. L. L. Cary, ........ Rep | 17. Ezra A. Foote,.....Rep

2 Edward Hick,.... Dem 18 Jom Bich.......... Dem Strike out the second paragraph in Article

3 Hugh Cunning,.... Dem 19. -J- kids,........Rep V., as published in the 5th Vol. of Transactions

4. F. 0. Thorpe,......Dm G. W, Mitchell,.. Dem

6. Charles Qui iten,... Dem . S, M, Hay, ........Bep of the Society-said paragraph commencing

6. Edward Keoh,.....Dm 22. T. R Huld,.......Dem

7 Wm, L. Utley,.....Rep 23. E. Montgo very,.... Rep with the sixth line and ending with the twen- 8. H. 8 Thorpe,...... Rep 24 E A. West,........ Rep

9. J T. Kingston, ....Rep | 25 G, V. Hazleton, ... Rep tieth of said Art. V.-and substitute therefor 10. Geo.c. Pratt... ....Dem 26 B F. Hikin ,..... Rep

11. camuel C. Bean, ... Rep 27. E. L Browuje,...... Rep the following, to-wit :

12. Wyman Spooner,... Rep 28 HL. Humphrey, ..Rep The election of all oficers of this Society shall bo held 13. amuel Cole....... Dem 9. Charles : Kelsey,.. Rep each year during and at the State Fair, and the exact 14. 8, S Wilkinson,.... Rep 30, Norman 8. Cato,.... kep time and place of election shall be notified by the Secre

16 L W. J iner,...... Kep 31. Edwin Flint........ Kep tary in the public newspapers, at least twenty days before 16. M. K. Youov,...... Rep 32 M. D. Bartlettin .... . Rep such election, and the Life Members of the Society and 33. Satterlee Clark,...

.........Dem the Prosidents of the several County Agricultural Societios legally organized and in active operation in the State, shall be the legal voters thereat, and the officers 80

ASSEMBLY. elected shall continue in their respective offices during

| MANITOWOCthe period of one year, from the first day of January

C. H Hall,.. gubeequent to their election, or until their successors

8. Roundeville, .... Un Dem shall have been constitutionally elected and qualified.

Ole Johnson, ..

James Cahill, ....... Dem After some informal discussion as to the J. M, Rusk, ......... Rep! Elisha K. Rand, ..... Dem

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| MARATHON AND WOOD we know personally to be able and worthy Pred. 8. Ellis,.......Dem C. Hæfinger, ...... Dem

representatives of their respective localities, CALUXT

MARQUATTE .W.F. Watrous, .....

H. S. Thomas,.... ... Dem and in view of the times and circumstances we COLUMBIA

Jopa hon Bowman, .. Repl George Abert.. ... ... Dem

shall hope for an harmonious and creditable R. B. Sanderson,.....kep Heary Kerschoff,.... Dem

session. Wm. Dutcher.... Un. Dem Geo. K. Gregory, .... Dem CRAWFORD

Perley J. Shumway,..Dem O. B. Thomas, ....... Dem

Henry L, Palmer, .... Dem Military preparations have gone forward

Adam Finger, ....... Dem Dax

J. V V. Platto,...... Dem

| with a most commendable zeal and energy. Benj. F. Adams, ..... Rep

L, Semmann,........ Dem W. H. Chandler,..... Rep J. M. Stowell, ....... Dem

According to present appearances it will be N. M. Matts, ........Rep! Edmund Jussen,..... Rep MONROE

but a short time until Wisconsin will have A. S. Sanborn,...... Dem (Vacancy, by death.)

twenty thousand men in the service of the OZAUKEEDODGRH. C. Griffin........ Dem ...Dem! J, A. Schleitz, .......Dem

Government—all of good material and better J. F. McCu lum...... Dem OUT AGAMIED. D. Hoppock, ...... Dem Milo Coleg,.......... Dem equipped and provided than almost any troops J. G. Myers,........ Dem PIERCE AND ST. CROIS now in the field. R. H. Barrun,......... Rep

J.W. Beardsley,..Un Dem DOOR, O ONTO AND SHAWA


A. 8. McDill,.....Un Rep The Weather has been, and promises to Ezra B. Stevens, ..... Rep RACINE

continue, remarkably favorable to health and DorGLAS, POLK, LA POINTE, Thos. Butler,........ Dem &0.

Jas Cacion,......... Dem the out-door operations of the farmer.
George R. Stuntz,.... Rep Calvip El. Upham....Rep

L. D. Gage, .........Dem
H. W Barnes,...Un Dem Rock-


N. B. Howard, .......Rep C. F. Hammond, ..... Rep Ephraim Palmer, ....Rep The War of the Rebellion has made H. C. Hamilton,..... em Samuel Miller,....... Rep O. VcLean, ......... Dem Jono Banuister... Un Rép but little progress within the last month. Gen. John Boyd ......... Den Allen C. Bates, ......kep

W. W. Hatcher,..... Dem Orrin Guernsey,......Rep Pope has had an engagement with a large body GRANT

SAUKWm. Brandon, ...... Rep

J. S. Tripp,......Un Dem of the Rebels in Western Missouri, killing

A. W. Starks ....Un Dem Allea Taylor,........Rep

some hundreds, capturing valuable stores and J. T. Mills,.......... Rep' SHEBOYGANW. , Field,.....Un Rp JE. Thomas,....... Dem taking twelve hundred prisoners (now in St. Samuel Newick, ..... Kepl Godfrey Stumm, ..... Dem

. D. Hubbard.... Un Rep Louis). Gen. HALLECK has hung some 13 or GREEN O. W. D. Leonard,.... Rep Benj. Dockstade r, ....Rep

more of the bridge burners, and succeeded in H. T. Mour,.....Un Dem TBEMPELEAU, PEPIN & Bor. GREEN LAKE


driving PRICE from the State, and in clearing A, Nichols,.......... Rep Orlando Brown,...... Rep

out nearly, if not all, considerable bodies of IOWA

WALWORTIZ Alex. Campbell,.....Dem HW. Buyce,....Ind. Rep | armed traitors. (Vacancy )

H Lath m..........Dem

E. P. Arnold,........ Rep 1 In Kentucky, the Union troops are in large JACKSON AND CLARK

Sylvester Hanson, ....Rep . Pope,..............BP

force and are slowly crowding the rebels southWASHINGTONJEFFERSON

Michael aloy,...... Dem ward, though no important engagement has W Green, ........Dem

Rob. Sulter,......... Dem
Peter Rogan, ... ... De in

yet occurred.
W. W. ved,.....Un Rep
J. B. Crosby,...... Rep

In Western Virginia the Federal troops have
Geo. W. Brown,...... Dem

W. A, Vanderpool,... Dem held their positions pretty well, and Floyd D. R. W. Williars,...kt p

Peter D Gift rd,... Dem KENOʻ14

Samuel Th mpson,....Rep has been ordered by JEFF. Davis to East TennR. L. Bussett, ....Un Dem WACPACCAKEWAOXKR

C. D. Combs, ........Rep

essee. GW Elliott, .......Dem WAU-HARA

On the Potomac nothing has happened ! LA CROSSB –

Mm. C. Webb,.... Un Rep T. B. Stoddard, ..o Rep WINNEBAGO

Charleston, South Carolina, has been about LA PAYETTE

W E. Hanson, ... ... Rep half burned up; the village of Beaufort is in C. B. Jenpings, ..... Dem David R. Bean,...... Rep

James Wadsworth, .. Dem! Michael Hogao,...... Dem possession of the Government forces, and conStraight Demnc'', ..........

stant encroachments are being made upon the Union Democ: al8,.......

enemy's territory in all directions from that Straight Republicans,.... Lodepe dent and Union Repablicans,.....

8 point. They are now said to be within twenty Vacancies, ..........

or thirty miles of both Savannah and CharlesMany of the new members are men whom ton.



At Fort Pickens an engagement of some in- present session, but has virtually been killed. terest occurred on the resulting in serious It will be remembered that it provided for the damage to the Navy Yard, the silencing of endowment of Agricultural Schools. Although Fort McRae, and the conviction on the part a noble and beneficent measure, it will probaof the rebels, that Pickens cannot be so easily bly be a long time ere it becomes a law. taken as they have been wont to imagine. The President's Message was moderate in

On the Mississippi, the only event worthy terms and somewhat reserved as to the future of note is the taking of Ship Island, a point policy of the Government in suppressing the of some importance 65 miles below New Or- rebellion. The Reports of the Executive Deleans and about 70 from Mobile.

partments, especially those of the Secretaries of It will appear, therefore, that this immense War and of the Treasury, are able documents army of the Union, which now numbers between and have doubtless been read ere this by most six and seven hundred thousand men is quietly of our readers. The limit of our space, of passing the winter without thus far having course, precludes their publication in the done anything towards the suppression of the FARMER. rebellion. This may be the wisest course to The Treasurer's plan for the issue of Treaspursue, but, now that we have the men and ury Notes for circulation and general use inmeans, we can hardly help wishing for a JacK- stead of much of the worthless wild cat trash son who should tread the Hydra, Treason, under that curses the country, seems to have met the his feet.

approval of most of the able financial men of Mason and SLIDELL have been delivered the nation. over to Lord LYONS with the understanding, The Secretary of War's Report recommends we believe, that the right of “search and vigorous measures for the prosecution of the seizure” which the English Government has war, and is not so exceedingly tender in its always claimed and the United States denied, treatment of the great root of the rebellion as shall not henceforth be exercised by either his Senatorial career had warranted the counnation. Their imprisonment lasted long enough try in expecting. Mr. CAMERON has struck to give all the Johnny Bulls in Great Britain the right chord in the national heart, and there

nd Canada an opportunity to show their illis but little doubt that, sooner or later, his polfeeling and their desire to make an end of our icy will necessarily become the practice of the Republic.

American armies. It appears by his Report

that there are now nearly seven hundred thouCongressional --Congress opened its ses- sand men enrolled for the fight! sion at the appointed hour, and up to the holidays was occupied in discussing various ques

FOREIGN AFFAIRS. tions of interest, but had accomplished little or nothing of great importance. Various plans. The most important foreign intelligence of the for crippling the rebellion, as by the confisca- past month relates to the capture and burning tion of all property of traitors, including in the English channel, of the American merslaves, have been introduced and are now chant ship Harvey Birch by the Confederate war pending. Among the most decided and reso- steamer, Nashville-to the financial embarrasslute of those who favor such measures, we have ments of the French Government, which have great pleasure in being able to rank Hon. resulted in important concessions on the part GARRETT Davis of Kentucky, successor to the of the Emperor to Congress-to the difficulbase traitor, BRECKENRIDGE.

ties in Russia, which have necessitated the The MORRILL Land Bill which once passed convocation of a family council to adopt measboth houses of Congress, and was vetoed by ures for strengthening the reigning dynasty-to Mr. Buchanan, was re-introduced early in the the apparent anxiety on the part of the English Government (not of the people) for some pre- EDITORIAL MISCELLANY. text for a war with America, at this time, while her peril continues, from enemies at home—and The Lateness of this Number is due to the to the sudden death of Prince Albert on the dangerous and protracted illness of the Editor, and has 15th ult.

therefore been absolutely unavoidable. For more than a

month confined to his bed by congestion of the brain, The Prince justly enjoyed the esteem of the

the preparation of matter for January has necessarily people of the British Realm and of the friends been limited to a very few days at the close of December. of Industry and of Science of the whole civil- This will also account for any imperfections that may ized world. The following brief account of specially characterize the present number. his early life and of his subsequent career is The Farmer for 1862.-It appears to be univercopied from the N. Y. Independent with the sally conceded that the Farmer for the last six months has cordial endorsement of this paper:

been a material improvement upon all preceding volumes.

This is the verdict of the press of the State, of foreign The Prince was born in the Austrian castle of Rosenau, August 26, 1819, in the same year with the Queen, being

exchanges, and of those who have been its friends and three months ber junior. Ho received his early educa patrons since its origin, thirteen years ago. But the tion from private tutors, and afterwards entered Bonn University for the study of jurisprudence. He was not a

bare assurance of this improved character, however gratbrilliant but laborious student, winning a reputation for ifying to Editor and Publishers, is not, of itself, sufficient. methodical habits by keeping diligently to his books ten hours a day. A small house, simple in aspect, hidden by

Material aid is even more necessary than the most hearty trees, and standing in the shadow of the cathedral of congratulations. Bonn, is still pointed out as the Prince's modest residence There probably never has been a time when periodicals during his university career.

A few months before reaching his nineteenth year, he of this nature have had so hard a struggle to maintain made a visit to England in the company of the King of an existance: and during the past year, the number of Belgium, and, before returning, plighted his troth with the young Queen. The alliance, which was publicly cele- those which have not been compelled to make sacrifices brated with many festivities in 1840, proved to be not to do so, has certainly not been large. only a marriage of state, but, so far as the world knows, a marriage of love.

In Wisconsin, the FARMER is the only agricultural paThe Prince's first popularity in England arose from the per published. So long, therefore, as it is made a sound, announcement that he was a stanch Protestant-a character which he stanchly held all his life long. His high

cha reliable, and interesting journal for the advancement of toped personal character was worthy of his station, or of all our home industrial interests, it is certainly entitled any station. He was a man of refined taste, with a German genius for music, censiderable skill in drawing.

to the co-operation of every friend of industry in the and wrote English verses which he was wise enough not State. And if equally sound, reliable and interesting, to expose in print. As consort to the Queen, he had in himself no reigning rights, and being thus prohibited from

then is it enti.led to precedence before all other papers mingling in politics, he devoted himself zealously to the of its class. This proposition, we take it, cannot be education of his children; to which end, his family fortunately grew large enough to give him a sufficientiy wide gainsaid ; and if the opinion of competent judges is worth range of employment. No wealthy Englishman did anything, the Publishers of the FARMER have a right to more than he to foster the growth of science and art in Great Britain. He was, moreover, in the habit of giving

expect the cordial and active support of the people.. not only his money but his personal interest and laborious We are willing to acknowledge that the management industry to the furtherance of many salutary schemes of of the paper for a portion of the time during which we practical philanthropy; often making personal journeys to distant parts of the kingdom on such errands. To him have had editorial connection with it, has not been withbelongs that part of the design of the World's Fair atout serious fault. Indeed, it is still laboring under the London, which made it an exhibition of the industry, not merely of Great Britain, but of all nations. He was a disadvantage of the almost total neglect which characscientific agriculturist, and took great pride in raising terized its publication department for some time previous cattle, poultry, and general farm stock, and in carrying off prizes at agricultural fairs. He was an elegant and to July, 1861, and we are sorry to say that some of our courtly chairman of public meetings, and his absence best friends have had apparent (in a few instances perfrom the annual sessions of the Scientific Congress will be a loss to that body not easily repaired. He leaves a haps real) reason to complain of the present publishers. memory unstained.

When we took the FARMER in hand on the 1st of July It is believed by many shrewd calculators of last, its accounts and subscription list were so badly political events that this sudden death of the mixed that not until the expiration of the year was it Prince will prove an occasion to the Queen,

possible to know just how they should be adjusted. We

have the consciousness, however, of having spared no whose health was before very precarious, for

pains to insure justice to all parties, and therefore beabdicating in favor of her son, the Prince of speak the indulgence of any who have been annoyed by Wales. In case this should happen, there is circumstances which it has been impossible for us to conno reason to fear a more unjust and unreason

trol. Dec. 31st has made an end of the "old reign of error,"

and, hereafter, if mistakes occur, they may be charged able policy than that which has been practiced

either to the account of the present Publishers or to the thus far towards the Government of this country | imperfections which necessarily attach to all human ngenduring its present struggle with the rebellion. I cies and institutions.

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