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WAR MISCELLANY. the Romans, under the Consul Nero, defeating
the Carthaginians, under Hasdrubal, and by which the supremacy of the great Republic was established.
5. The victory of Armenius, A. D. &, over the Roman leader Verus, which secured Gaul from Roman Dominion.
6. The Battle of Schalons, A. D. 461, in which Actius defeated Atilla, the Hun, the self-styled Scourge of God,' and saved Europe entire devastation.
7. The Battle of Tours, A. D. 735, in which Charles Martel, by the defeat of the Saracens, averted the Mohamedan yoke from Europe.
8. The Battle of Hastings, A. D. 1066, in which William of Normandy was victorious over the Anglo Saxon Harold, and the result of which was the formation of the Anglo Norman nation, which is now dominant in the
world. Har I am for supporting the government, I
9. The Battle of Orleans, A. D. 1429, in do not ask who administers it. It is the gov- wh ernment of my country, and I shall give it, indep
in dependent existence of France secured. this extremity, all the support in my power.
110. The defeat of the Spanish Armada, A. D., I regard the present contest with the secesion-1088, which crushed the hopes of Papacy in ists a death struggle for Constitutional Liberty
itutional Liberty England. and Law._John A. Dix.
11. The Battle of Blenheim, A. D., 1704, in which Marlborough, by the defeat of Tallard,
broke the power and crushed the ambition of The Stars and Stripes.
12. The defeat of Charles the XII, by Peter Flag of the free heart's only home!
the Great at Pultowa, A. D. 1709, which seBy angel hands to valor given,-
cured the stability of the Muscovite Empire. Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven!
13. The Battle of Saratoga, A. D., 1777, in Porever float that standard sheet!
which Gen. Gates defeated Burgoyne, and Wbere breathes the foe that stands before us?
which decided the contest in favor of the With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us!
American Revolutionists, by making France Rodman Drake. their ally, and other European powers friendly
14. The Battle of Valmy, A. D., 1792, in Decisive Battles of the World.
which the Continental allies, under the Duke The Decisive Battles of the Word, those of
of Brunswick, were defeated by the French, which, to use Hallam's words, a contrary re
| under Dumouriez; without which the French sult would have essentially varied the drama
Revolution would have been stayed. of the world in all its subsequent scenes, are
15. The Battle of Waterloo, 1815, in which numbered as fifteen by Prof. Creasey, who
the Duke of Wellington hopelessly defeated
Napoleon, and saved Europe from his grasping fills the chair of Ancient and Modern History in the University of London. They are the
ambition. [Or put back Europe half a centu
ry in its progress towards liberty and distinctgrand subjects by him, lately from Bentley's
live nationality, which was only recovered by press, and are : 1. The Battle of Marathon, fought 490 B, C.,
the Battle of Solferino. (?)] in which the Greeks, under Themistocles, defeated the persians under Darius, thereby Gen. BLENKER'S SPEECH.-The gallant Gen. turning back the tide of Asiatic invasion, Blenker was called on among others for a which else would have swept over Europe. speech at a recent torch-light procession of the
2. The Battle of Syracuse, 416 B. C., in German regiments to Gen. McClellan's head which the Athenian power was broken, and quarters. After Secretary Seward had conthe rest of Europe saved from Greek domin- cluded a brief speech, Gen. Blenker, who
speaks our language but imperfectly, came 8. The Battle of Arbela, 831 B. C., in which forward, and said: Alexander, by a defeat of Darius, established Citezens and Sojers :-I will say a few words, his power in Asia, and by the introduction of and it shall be few. If ever I find the enemy, European civilization, produced an effect which I will fight tousands, and tousands of us will may yet be traced there.
fight better as I speak dis noble English. 4. The Battle of Metaurus, fought 208 B.C., [immense Cheering.)
NEWS SUMMARY. tural Society for the year 1862, the following
persons were chosen officers, viz. : .
President-A. H. Van Wie. DOINGS OF AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES. Vice Presidents-0. Treadwell, John D. Parish, James
Secretary-Chas. L. Gould. The U. S. Ag, Society.—The United Treasurer-John Richardson,
Executive Committee-J. F. Seely, H. Bodenstab, W. W. States Agricultural Society to-day re-elected Huson, R. H. Hotchkiss, G. S. Graves. President Hubbard, Secretary Poor, Treasurer Attest:
c. L. Gould, Sec’y. French, and nearly all the old Vice Presidents. The Exeeutive Committee was reorganized, and Dear Sir: The Annual Meeting of the Green
Green Lake Co. Society.-ED. FARMER, consists of Marshall P. Wilder, of Massachu- Lake County Agricultural Society was held at setts, Frederick Smyth of New Hampshire,
Dartford, Jan. bth, 1862. The following were
the officers elected for the ensuing year: Isaac Newton of Philadelphia, Charles B. Cal
President-S. M. Knox. vert of Maryland, Legrand Byington of Iowa,
Vice President-M. H. Shipley.
Secretary and Treasurer-M. H. Powers. J. H. Sullivan of Ohio, and M. Myers of Cal- Erecutive Committee-Uri Carruth, M. H. Howard, John
Davis, S. B. Toelch, S. R. Davis, G. S. Barnes. ifornia.
M. H. Powers, Sec'y. President Lincoln's recommendation of the DARTFORD, Jan. 7th, 1862. establishment of an agricultural and statisti
STATE MATTERS. cal department was warmly commended, and he was elected an honorary member. The The Markets, &c.—The wheat market is suggestions of the President's address were steady in all parts of the country-most too debated and indorsed, and a large edition was much so for our farmers who have large quanordered to be printed. The establishment of tities from which they need to realize fair an Agricultural Department was discussed and prices. The quantity in store in the West is recommended. There was a decided expression very large, and so long as the railroads charge of opinion against National exhibitions, unless half its value for transportation, but little will they can be held at Washington."
go forward. It still seems impossible that the
price should not come up to a reasonable figure Wis. Ag. and Mechanical Associa- in the spring; though the first grand movement tion.-At the Annual Meeting of this Associa
will so entirely put into requisition every means tion, recently held in Milwaukee, the following
of transportation on lake and land that a maofficers were elected for the ensuing year:
terial advance in prices should not be expected President-T. 0. Dousman.
Vice Presidents--Alex. Mitchell, 1. Crocker, D. Fergu- until after the first load or two shall have been son, W. D. McIndoe, W. Hobkirk, J. I. Case and Ed. ward D. Holton.
shipped. Secretary-M. L. Skinner.
Improvement in the grain market will be Treasurer-H. Ludington..
Executive Committee-S. B. Davis, S. S. Daggett. J. L. likely to be followed by an advance of pork *Burnham, J. B. Dousman, L. Rawson, L. Sexton and w.land her D. Meindoe.
W. and beef also. It was decided to hold a general Agricultu
NEW YORK PRICES, JAN. 30.
Wheat-Market quiet. But little disposition to buy or ral and Mechanical Fair in the early part of sell.
Pork-Firm; sales 2,300 bbls. at $12@18 mess, $8 50@ September next, offering premiums not to ex-1 9 50 prime. Dressed Logs steady, $t@4 75. ceed ten thousand dollars. An additional call · CHICAGO PRICES, JAN. 30. of twenty per cent. upon the stock subscriptwento per cent un the stock snbserin W heat-No. 1, 74@74%; No. 2, 68.269.
Porkness. Pirm at 3716: dressed hors 5c higher tions was made, payable on the first day of ($2 00@2 80); live bogs firm at $2 256,2 40. March ; and the Executive Committee was au
MIMWAUKEE PRICES, JAN, 30,
Wheat-Quiet and steady, 72@75€ for receipts in store; thorized to extend the lease hejetofore made milling, 75 76c.
Purl-Mess, higher, owing to scarcity of cooperage; with Col. C. C. Waehburn, for military pur- | dressed h
pur- | dressed hogs, firm, with an upward tendency, $2 5002 70; poses. . . :
live hogs, stendy at $2 :50.
Beef Cuttle--$2 0002 75.,
MADISON PRICES, JAN. 31.
Wheat,................. 56 @62c. Oats, a................. 20@22c. al Meeting of the Sheboygan County Agricul- | Rye, ....................21030c. Barley, ..............20W35c. Political.—The inauguration of the State: The Senate was promptly organized by officers for the term ending Jan. 1, 1864, was the election of Hon. J. H. Warren, Chief Clerk, unusually imposing. The oath was adminis- and Bloom V. Coswell, Sergeant at Arms.tered on the East steps of the Capitol in the The following are the
1. STANDING COMMITTEES : presence of a large body of citizens and some
Judiciary-Messrs. Spooner, West, Flint, Hudd and F. two thousand soldiers from Camp Randall.- o. Thorpe.'
Finance-Messrs. Foot, Cole and Hopkins. Appropriate speeches were made by the out Incorporations-Messrs. Kingston, Clark and Bartlett.
Roads, Bridges and Ferries--Messrs. Cate, Jenkins and going and incoming Governors, and the occa
Cunning. sion was further celebrated by the burning of
Town and County Organization-Messrs. Bartlett, Pratt
and H. S. Thorpe. an unusual amount of powder. The reception Militia-Messrs. Hay, Cary and Rich.
Privileges and Elections-Messrs. West, Quentin and in the evening was a pleasant affair.
Agriculture-Messrs. Jenkins, Montgomery and Cole. The Governor's Message was delivered in per Legislative Expenditures-Messrs. Flint, Keogh and
Kingston. son and is considered an able document. State Affairs-Messrs. Hopkins, Hicks and Humphrey.
Education-Messrs. Cary, Mitchell and Hazelton. It exhibits 'in a clear and forcible man
Banks-Messrs. Kelsey, Quontin and Spooner, ner the condition of the finances of the State
Claims-Messrs. Bean, Rich and Joiner.
Internal Improvements-Messrs. H. 8. Thorpe, Keogh and the true character of the burdens of taxa- and Young,
Engrossed Bills-Messrs. Humprey, Keogh and Wiltion ; recommends the adoption of measures kinson.
Contingent Expenses-Messrs. Young, Hudd and Jenfor inviting capital and labor for the devel- kins..
Public Lands-Messrs. Wilkinson, Hicks and Kingston. opement of our resources-said mėåsures be Enrolled Bills-Messrs. Bartlett, F. 0. Thorpe and Hay.
State Prison-Messrs. Utley, Mitchell and Hay. ing exemption from taxation and a reduction of
Railroads--Messrs. Joiner, Kelsey, Foot, Rich and
Hicks. the rates of interest; urges a continuation of
Benevolent Institutions-Messrs. Montgomery, Cole the policy of keeping clear of debt, and the
Printing-Messrs. Browne and Cole. importance of an amendment to the Constitu Federal Relations--Messrs. Hazelton, Hicks and
Browne. tion “depriving counties, cities and towns of Joint Committee on Investigation-Mr. Bean. power to contract debts in future, except in The Assembly was organized after considerathe arrangement of existing embarrassments;" ble party strife, by the election of a “Union” and concludes with an earnest appeal to the SpeakerJ. W. Beardsley, of Prescott--and Legislature and people to sustain the Adminis- John S. Dean, Chief Clerk. The following tration in its efforts to maintain the suprema- are the
STANDING COMMITTEES: cy of the Constitution and the Laws of our
Judiciary-Messrs. H. L. Palmer, J. T. Mills, E. Jussen, country.
H. W. Barnes and Wm. Datches.
Ways and Means-Messrs. Alien C. Bates, C. H. Upham, In the organization of the working force in
L. D. Gage, C. D. Combs and G. W. Elliott, the several departments of the State, the selec
Education, School and University Lands-Messrs. H. W.
Barnes, A. S. McDill, W. H. Chandler, Thomas, Butler tions seem, in the main, to have been well
and Fred. S. Ellis,
Incorporations--Messrs. E. Jussen, J. E. Thomas, J.S. made.
Tripp, John Boyd and J. B. Crosby.
Sanderson, Campbell, McLean add B. F. Adams. enacted though several bills of public interets Internal improvements--Messrs. J. M. Rusk, L. Sem
man, R. Wilson, Sam'l Thompson and G. W. Brown.
Salter, E. Palmer, E. K. Rand and H. Kirchoff.
Militia-Messss. Johnathan Bowman, J. M. Rusk, R. L. Bassett, James Catton and Orrin Guernsey.
Privileges 'and Elections-Messrs. D. R. W. Williams, I J. H. Vivian, Hollis Latham, Qeo. Abert and W. W. Field.
Agriculture and Manufactures--Messrs. B. Dockstader, and one for the repeal of all laws making appro Thomas Barry, D. R. Bean, N. B. Howard and A. Nichols.
* Expiration and Re-ennctment of Laws-Messrs. Wm. priations to the Agricultural Societies of the
Dutcher, Geo. A. Gregory, W. E. Hanson, J. F. McCollum
and Michael Maloy. State !
Legislative Expenditures-Messrs. W. W. Field, J. A. There seems to be a general desire to re-Schlitz, J. M. Stowell, N. M. Matts and M. Hogan.
State Affairs-Messrs. Q. H. Barron, H. T. Moore, s. trench, but a most astonishing lack of judg Hanson, W. W. Reed and Samuel Newick.
Contingent Expendituren-Messrs. J. S. Tripp, J. G ment as to where retrenchment should be made. Mayer, Milo Coles, w, W. Hatcher and James Cahill.
Engrossed Bills-Messrs. Samuel Rounseville, Godfrey 3d Battery, Capt. Drury, Louisville, Ky. Stamin, D.D. Hoppock, 0. Brown and E. Palmer.
Capt. -Vallee, Ft. Monroe.
Capt.Pinney,Camp Utley, Racine Mining and Smelting--Mesure. Allen Taylor, C. B.
" Capt. Dillon, Jennings, Wm. Brandon, R. Wilson and C. D. W. Leonard,
7th " Capt. Griffin, " A. W. Starks, B. V. Adams, Ole Johnson and H. C. Hamilton.
8th " Capt. Carpenter, " Charitable and Religious Societies-Messrs P P Arnold, 9th " Capt. Johnston, at Burlington, A W Starks, BY Adams, Ole Johnson and HC Ham
Racine County. ilton. State Prison-Messrs. A. W. Starks, Q. H. Barron,
10th Battery, Capt. Bebee, at New Lisbon, Wadsworth, H. P. Watrous and Samuel Miller.
Juneau Co., (at quarters,)
Wis. Co. Sharp Shooters, at Camp Burnside, W W Reed.
near Washington. Banks and Banking-Messrs UW Boyce, AS Sanborn, W A Vander poul, D Ř Bean and Allen ( Bates.
Company 1st. Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, Federal Relations-Messrs J T Mills, HC Hamilton, Capt. A. J. Langworthy, Fort Cass, (lato Fort HL Palmer, E Jussen and T B Stoddard.
Swamp and Overflowed Lands Mussrs Geo B Stuntz. | Runyon,) near Washington City. DRW Williams, John Banister, Geo A Gregory and PJI
There seems to have been a good deal of Shumway.
Joint Committee on Claims--Messrs CF Hammond, WS Green, Allen Taylor, Hollis Latham and ( Brown. * Joint Committoo on Investigation --Mossrs J V V Platto but perhaps not more than should have been and Johnathan Bowman.
Joint Committee on Printing-Mossrs Orrin Guernsey, anticipated from the unaocustomed exposure HO Griffin, Wm Brandon, WE Hanson and PD Gifford. Joint Committee on Local Legislation--Messrs WH
to which the soldiers have necessarily been Chandler, Peter Rogan and Adam Finger.
subjected. Active service, if they should ever Military. The condition of the Wisconsin be so fortunate as to see anything of that kind, regiments at last accounts, is as follows: will improve them.
INFANTRY. 1st. Reg't, Col. J. C. Starkweather, at Camp NATIONAL AFFAIRS. Wood, Mumfordville, Kentucky.
2d. Col. O'Connor, Camp Tillinghast, Ar-1 The War for the Union. With the exlington Heights. 3d. Col. Rugee, Frederington, Md.
ception of a brilliant skirmish near Somerset, 4th. Col. Paine, Baltimore.
Kentucky, in which the enemy were gloriously 5th. Col. Cobb, Camp Griffin, near Lewing
put to rout by an inferior number of Union ville, Va., 12 miles from Washington. 6th. Col. Cutter, Camp Tillinghast.
troops, with a loss of Gen. Zollicoffer and 600 7th. Col. Van Dor,
soldiers killed, — wounded and prisoners, 16 8th, Col. Murphy, Cairo. 9th. Col. Frederick Salomon, Fort Leaven
pieces of cannon, 1400 horses and mules, worth.
- wagons and other valuable property, 10th. Col. A. R. Chapin, Bacon Creek, Ky. I nothing has been done within the past 11th. Col. Harris, Sulphur Springs, Mo. 12th. Col. Bryant, Weston, Mo.
month. Several expeditions, and important 13th. Col. Maurice Moloney, Fort Leaven-forward movements are talked of-by the worth. 14th. Col. Wood, Fond du Lac.
papers ! 16th. Col. Hans C. Heg, (Scandinavian,)
Gen. McClellan has been before a CongresCamp Randall.
sional committee and fully satisfied them, first, 161b. Col. Allen, Camp Randall. 17th. Col. John L. Doran, Camp Randall.
that he has a plan, and secondly that it must 18th. Col. Wood, Camp Holton, Mil. succeed in putting a speedy end to the rebel
19th. Col. James s. Allen, Camp Utley, lion. Glad of it; but give us the deeds, pretty Racine. CAVALRY.
soon. 1st. Col. Daniels, Camp Harvey, Kenosha.
Simon Cameron, Secretary of War, has ro2d. Col. C. C. Washburn, Camp Washburn, signed his place and received the appointment Milwaukee. 3d. Col. Wm. A. Barstow, Camp Barstow,
of Minister to Russia, vice Cassius M. Clay, Janesville.
who has resigned to enter the Army. E. M. Von Deutsch Cavalry, of Mil. (Benton Hus- Stanton of Pennsylvania, has been appointed sars,) at Sulphur Springs, Mo.
Secretary of War in his stead. ARTILLERY, 1st Battery, Capt. Foster, Louisville, Ky.
Gen. James Lane, of Kansas, has rosigned 2d " Capt. Herzburg, Ft. Monroe. his seat in the U. 8. Senate, and been appointed to the command of the Division, with au- group of colossal figures is being erected to thority to raise an army of 30,000 men to commemorate the thousandth anniversary of march South through Kansas, into Louisiana the Russian Empire. The time is computed and Texas.
from A. D. 862, when Rurik, coming from Gen. Burnside's Expedition down the coast Rosslagen in Sweeden, established himself at with a fieet of 125 vessels of all classes, met Novogorod. with a terrible storm off Hatteras, and suffered Mexico is consolidating and rallying against a loss of several ships.
her Spanish invaders. 62,000 men have been
already offered to the Government, and 150,000 Congressional. -Congress has done but
are expected with 100 parks of artillery.little that is especially worthy of note during
Minister Corwin has given up all hopes of nethe past month. Bills curtailing the frank
gotiating a treaty and proposes to return ing privilege of members and heads of depart
home. ments, for raising money, for punishing spies, and for the regulation of the Sanitary and
EDITORIAL MISCELLANY. Commissary departments of the army are pending. The Senate is just now busy with
Industry and Legislative Retrenchthe question of Jesse D. Bright's expulsion
ment. We are in the midst of a war which must tax from that body, and will yet occupy some the energies of the people to their utmost. Money is betime in cussing and discussing his traitorous ing poured out of the treasury at the rate of $2,000,000 conduct.
per day for the mere support of the army. The waste of property of various kinds and in numerous ways, togeth
er with the loss which cannot but result to the country FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
through the paralysis of commerce and of certain branch
es of the Mechanic Arts and from the turning of a vast The war sentiment in England is considera
erde amount of productive labor into channels of destructive bly softened since the release of Mason and effort, will probably swell the sacrifice to twice the Slidell. It now seems doubtful whether John amount, or to four millions per diem!
How long this sacrifice must continue it is impossible ny will be able to get up another so good a
| to predict. But for one year alone the aggregate matepretext for fighting Uncle Samuel until the
rial loss to the country will fall but little short of one latter shall be in a condition to make his at- billion, five hundred millions of dollars ! tack a sorry job. Lord Shaftesburg is report- Hence arises the important practical question, “How ed to have expressed a desire for the over- is this vast amount to be raised? How the almost in
the computable debt which must accumulate, should the war throw of this Government on the ground that
continue for years, to be paid? we are fast becoming a dangerous rival, and
It cannot be paid by borrowing; that's a sure case.unless checked must eventually be an over- No debt is really paid hy borrowing. Shift's may be shadowing power. It is proper to say howev- made for a time in that way, but in the end the whole er, that we do not credit the report.
amount, even to the last farthing has got to be earned by
the sweat of toil. We may frame a tariff which will give u Portugal sides with Engtand, in the Trent
a large revenue; but a tariff necessarily implies articles or Mason and Slidell affair. Russia still on which duty is to be paid by the importer, and thus maintains the position of a true and faithful involves the idea of a purchaser, who must have means for friend.
the purchase, else the importation is at once stopped.Italian patriots are looking to the spring as
Means, in turn, imply a source, and that source is labor.
There is no other. Industry is the great reservoir from the time for the re-opening of a war with
"which all our wealth is to be drawn-the only sure and Austria. Mazzini is in precarious health and permanent basis for the prosperity of any people. will probably not survive a great while. The These aro palpable truths, and yet some of our legislative eruption of Vesuvious increases. Eleven ac
Solons refuse to recognize them. They have the gene
ral idea, that in times like these, retrenchment should be tive craters have recently opened.
the watchword. And so it should ; but it should bo of that Russian political troubles continue but do kind which a wise economy would sanction-not of that not seem to thicken. At Novogorod a vast blind and stupid sort which would take from the faithful,