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   Oconto Pioneer (Newspaper) - December 12, 1861, Oconto, Wisconsin                                GEORGE C. O N W ARX> [EDITOR AIKI> PROPRIETOR. VOL. 3. OCONTO, OCONTO 12, 1861. NO. 26. THE OCONTO 'PIONEER published every Thursday morning, in tho of Oconto, by GEORGE C. GINTY. story of Hnrt's building CO per nnmim for months. To village subscribers, when Iclirered by carrier, BATES OF ADVERTISING t (12 lines or less) ono -week ?1 00 two weeks additional week I one yonr I qwnrter of column, ono year, ttulf column 1 50 25 10 00 18 00 30 00 Buifncss curds per ycnr. not exceeding four f f> SI for each additional lino. LcRnl advertisements tit the rules prescribed Uw All casual advertisement! must be paid for JI I W 15 S S A R I> S JOHN J. McCLELLAN, ATTOX.HKY ANU Cuy.NSKi.r.on AT LAW, Oconto, J. F. LOY, tTTOUXKTAXI) OoUSMBI.r.OB AT' LAW, J5nY Win. Will practice in the Courts ol Oconto, Urown, Outugainic and Winncbugo J. BROWN, COCX.SKI.I.OK AT Oconto W. K. C KISS BY, A-TTOUKKY ASH AT LAW, OcOlltO, county, Wisconsin. ___________8j_ A. IIEIMIAIIT, ATTOISSKT ANO CovN'SKi.r.ou AT LAW, Oconto, Oi-onto county, GKOKGJO C. GINTY, NoTAitr rt'uuc Cilice in Ucomto. IIvl's building, Ho M- II. 1'KAROE, VAMMT >NI> I'HYSKMAS, Green BUY Wis. street nit? (Sutler's store. IJesidencc noni'the I'rrsbytcrian Uhnreh. A. W. BRUINS, M. D.t Oconto. KTMCIAS. SVRCKOS, AXl> Wi.scou.-dH. Oflice ou river bunk, Section Ktrecttind Oconto mill 1UCIIAKD L. JIALL, SUKVKYOtl ACKST, OcOlltO, Win. Will attend ulrictly to puymont of tax- redeeming tor taxes, loolsinj, lundu owned by non-residents, 1 K. WHITNEY, and Machine Shop, Bay, Wis Htcam KngmeMiind Boilcrx, Shiitting.rliuiing Turning uii'l IJ'n-inp of all knuli Kettles. dime to "fdon JSKWTON HOICK, HMAI.WKS IS A.NO VTv.it wide of Suction street, opposite the J'.rn pire house. Kamilics supplied with extrn "1' Our Camp Correspondence. J. A. JOHNSON, niYMCiAS ASI> Ki'inif.oN, Stiles. Wis. bv >trict attention to business to merit ami a. cuntmuauce of the confidence hith- erto reposed iu him by tlie people of btilcs ricinity. ____ C. ASI> Sruov.os, his pvotcs- aiounl to the people of Oconlu and ficinitr, ami by promptly attending to Mil he hopes to a fair patronage. Pcouto. Wisuonsiu. Wwcon- KUKN riKKCK, Piwhtigo, Ocimto county, tin Will ttend to pymont of ti.c.s, lo utter owund by nw-vcsidcnts, HASTINGS 15. BACON, PUBLIC. Will pny strict attention to pnyiiieiit of tuxes, redemption of lands xold for taxes, mulling out deeds, contracts, oxaraiimtiun of lands, investigation of Uconto, Wi.s. HltAD QuARTKItfl PKNIN8ULAK November 23d, 1861. Triend the morning of the 4tb ipst., tbe Wisconsin Fourth received orders'1 to utriko their tents and hold themselves in readiness to fall in at any moment. Accordingly, our little village of tents which had BO long stood up on the eminence near tho Relay House was im- mediately razed to the ground, and knap- sacks well packed and small rol's of white canvass were all that remained. Early on that morning, many of the neighboring inhabitants had assembled to give ua a cheer and a hearty shako of the hand for it will be remembered that our regi- ment had occupied that -important post for months and had formed many'plcasant acquaintances, and Bcveral person? 5n toat section had previously enlisted with us, wbo, upon leaving, left behind them fath- ers, mothers, wives, brothers and sisters The parting was much liko the one never to be forgotten, when wo left the pleasant homes in tho far off and beautiful Wis- consin. Upon the arrival of tho Maine 10th, who were to relieve us, we formed inline and marched to the train in waiting, and sped away to the city of Baltimore, there to take steamer for some point, no ono knew, except our Colonel, the officer in charge of the expedition. After the usual delay incumbent upon tho embarkation of 1000 men, the steam- er put out in the Bay. it being far ad- vanced in tho dav, and the soldiers seek- ing a place to reft for the night, all com- bining to make our situation anything but pleasant, nnd considerably exciting. At last it became quiet, the night being one known only to seamen upon the plac- id waters of tho Chesapeake, while the stars seemed trying to outshine each other and nothing could be heard save tho stroke of the powerful walking beam, and the talking of groups of men of their homes in tho west. At daybreak the men wero awakened by the drum, aud after partaking of a! piece or two of pilot bread, and meat pre- viously cooked, were summoned upon the hurricane deck to listen to orders which wore given by our beloved Colonel. With breathless silonco wo awaited, until he, in his noble, clear voice, proceeded to take known to the men such portions of he ions given him by Major Gen- rnl Bix as thought proper. It then became generally known amongst is that wo were sent out on an expedi- ion to the eastern part of Maryland and tho 1wc> counties of Virginia, Accomac and Northampton, two of the most weal- ,hy mid productive counties in that State, ,hc former being the residence of the :ioted traitor, Henry A. Wise, upon whose priiniscs we arc at present cncamp- d. We wore accompanied by Cobb's Light Battery of Boston, and Reading ourselves at the'foot of the principal, street of tho town, where many where waiting to receive us. We were quartered in barns and old bouses, and the band, with two companies, were stationed in an old mill, and found quite a comfortable bed upon boards and saw- dust. Our arrival was very opportune, as upon tho following wore told that quite a largo military force-was on the march for that part of the country the day previous, but learning of our ap- proach, at once beat a retreat. We were to remain at this place until our tents and baggage came up, and tire. knew that it some considera- ble time, in consequence of the bad state of the roads. A detail of twenty cavalry under command of Lieut. Col. UK AH, re- turned to tho landing to escort the train in, and met with an incident which I will digress enough to relate. A detail of infantry is always made strong enough to guard against ordinary disasters, but on this occasion a larger force seemed requi- site. When the Lieutenant Colonel pro- ceeded with his men to within a mile or JOSEPH HALL, CutofiT COURT, Notary Public and gent. Pre-emptions secured. ill mtrud to the pin-chase and sale of real estate, fiirtuctnt of taxes, examination of lands, in. or l.uud Agent of titles JOHN A. KILL1EN, JJoor AM> SIIOK MAXUKAIJTUIIKII. Green Bay Klion nearly opposite U. S. Hotel, ilmnkftt for past from tho citizens of uoiiuty, hopes to merit a. continuance o their patronage. FLAP HOTEL. two of the train, under Quartermaster McCoy, the advance.? guard of the latter discovered them, and at once re- turned with the report that a body of rebel oavalry was almost upon them.! This had the effect of creating no little sensation amongst tho -teamsters and giuml. They at once commenced erect- ing a barricade of tents, boxes, and retired behind this impromptu fort, re- solved to give "old Reb" a warm recep- tion. Suddenly the cavalry came around a curve in xhe road and appeared in sight. These handful of men, with tho coolness of heroes, primed their pieces, and their fingers were the trigger, when the Quartermaster, recognizing the Lieut. Col., gave the order to "recover in the words of all novelists and chroni- clers of momentous events, the rest can better be imagined than described. Suf- fice it to say that they armed in due time, and we were again in our luxury which wo had learned to apprcci- tc. We were destined but for a short slay, lowcver, and upon tho Monday following i'c received orders to march to Newton, distance of sixteen miles, there to join he main body of the army collecting, md then wo conjointly wero to sweep ho peninsula. Taking up our of march at day- jreak the next morning, the Oconto boys .eting as advance guard of tho main HAVING returned from his ontsido hits resolved to mnko the nbove u phict not only Comfortable but plcssnnt iu uhort, A First Class House. Jle it Kitoien-, that n't th'C ting llo Mr. Joitssos way always bo found, ready nnd willing to bestow upon the traveller that rcqnsite to COMFORT ANJ) Situated in tho immediate vicinity of the busi- ness portion of tho village, and the steamboat lundinr the proprietor tu ask- ing for a liberal share of pviblic patronage. Oconto, JUDSON BIGGINS, ar'usic p un L is i IM-ino Vio D 'linsfGuhaK amf of No 40, Clark street, (now Lake) Chicago, Illinois. OW 1'mnW taken in exchange for new ohe.8. I'iunps to rent. A lurgc assortment of Itluxtc constantly kept on hand. Dealers, nnd Seminaries supplied on the most reasonable terms. AlV'ovdcvrt addressed to A; Judson Higgins, -10 Clark St Chicago, 111., wiH receive prompt attention. 20'U.iii B cents por gal Ion, constantly on 'hand and for salo at tin OCONTO STORE, (I'.i.) Independent Cavalry, they being another transport. After about in the oyster beds nnd among fish- crmcns smacks for some little time, we at last found the channel of the Wycom- ocoe river, and, proceeding some twenty miles up tho stream, we debarked at a small town in Maryland, called White Heaven. From that point wo wore to proceed by foot to Snow Hill, a distance of 28 miles, and if possible to arrive in time to prevent persons from Vaking pos session of the polls at the election the day following, turning the scales in favor o secession, and to asfist tho U. S. officers in pnrforming their duty in arrestingjd who should thus seek to trample upon tho rights of the citizens of Maryland. Immediately upon landing wn took up our line of march and going; about 2 miles halted to lo t tho rivalry and artillerj come up, filling our haversacks with taw pork and crackers, and went on to Prin ess Ann, marching until nearly ten j'clock then slept in an open ficld> an make it still more pleasant, the rain poured down incessantly all night. The morning following, we pushed on over a road almost impassable, and .our cnapsacks packed to their utmost capaci- ty, making a load of nearly 40 Ibs. to ev- ery man, besides gun and cartridge with -40 rounds. But tho Wisconsin Fourth stood it nobly and patiently, at about dark name sight of our destination. 13ut here came the tug of war. The village is situated upon the bank of the Pocomoko river, and the tide being in at tho time, it overflowed about a quarter of a mile >of .our road, to- .tli.b depth of Some three fco.t. There ;was'no alternative, so the men plunged .through} dragging-the cannon after them; last everything-'was over, aud we fount >ody, wo arrived at ind pitched our tent a Newton at noon, in company with Duryea's Zouaves, 21st Indiana, 6th Michigan, Purncirs Legion, 17th Massa- chusetts, making, in all, a force of about strong, under tho command of Lockwood, of Dela- us that .on, Friday night previous, our pickets having come upon their pickets, drove them in and fired upon them, when thej, imagining the whole force was ad- vancing, at once beat a hasty retreat and -disgraceful retreat, fcpiking their guns and flying in all directions. Striking our tents, after a stay of a few days, we went on to Drumantowri, s distance of twenty-eight miles. On our way we mot throngs of cit- izens and countrymen, who would collect on the corners'of roads and greet us with cheers and waving of flags. One well appearing individual waved the stars and stripes which he had painted on a piece' of white cloth with pokeborries, in the aWneo of any other material. It is astonishing to see the suffering and squalid poverty of tho inhabitants brought upon them by their leaders. They have no communication, either by land or water, with any of the ports of trade, and are utterly destitute of every- thing. No mail has been brought in since last are consequently entirely ignorant of all parsing events. a pound of sugar can be obtained for less than 62 1-2 cents, and tobacco can- not bo had for any prico- Upon the road to this place, we camo upon another battery of considerable strength, with fourteen embrasures, but like the former, was entirely deserted Yesterday our scouts overtook a body of about 800 rebels with 7 pieces of can- non which they were just in the act oj shipping over to the main land in a small fishing smack but, immediately upon getting sight of our army, toey took to their heels, scattering in all directions. They seemed to be possessed of a panic or something of that sort, as they made no stand or hostile demonstration of any kind. They threw their muskets into the bay, broke them against trocs, or loft them on the Sround, and our men har- nessed the horses the cannon and bro't them up to the uillage. together with the cassons filled with shot and shell, and also 300.muskets. 'Thns far the expedition grand success. Not a gun has been fired have routed them at all points, and now havo thirteen pieces of ordinance and a large quantity of small arms. Negroes arc not allowed inside of our lines, and that disappoints many who seem to be intelligent citizens, as they all actually believed that we had come after their negroes. Last evening I saw three runaways who bad come seven miles since nightfall with their bundles, aad supposed that the soldiers would at once take care of them, but they were not ivare. Information was received hero that the rebels were fortifying their position, and were in considerably force eight miles distant at a .place'., called Oak Hill, in Virginia, A flag of truce was sent to them by the General, accompanied by a proclamation of Gen. Dix, setting forth the folly of their resisting the govern- ment, and calling upon them to lay down their arms and return to their homes- giving them five days to dtcide. At the expiration of that time the whole force was to enter Virginia, and disperse them. Three miles from Newton, wo came to a bridge that had been burned by the rebels, compelling to mako "a do- tour of twelve miles in order to come upon them. About a mile from their there were tn any'large trees chopped into the road, making quite a formidable obstruction. We fell to with a will and soon succeeded in clearing a way for tho artillery and baggage train to.pass. We soon came upon a ponderous heap of red sand, with three holes in the top, probably intended for embrasures, jut: which strongly resembled ft snow fort of school boy days. The position was wholly deserted; not a Jiving thing to je seen> arid oven tho inmates of a coring house had deserted, leaving an unfinished meal, a brisk fire in the grate-, and the door fcjar-s-biavin doubtless fled allowed to come any nearer than ten paces of tho guard. We are pleasantly sinuated here at Drumantown, and wating patiently for further orders. The boys from Oconto liko it well, with tho exception of the scarcity of tobacco. Lieut. ST. ORES joined UB at Newton, with the rest of the boys, who looked and felt well. Yours truly, B. PEPPKU cut these spby items from this week's Vanity Pair To plenty'of cavalry, we need not expect to have a Stable gov- ernment. ever may be said of the failure of Gen Price's rebel command, as a fighting body, it certainly succeeds well in Long Run. BaKcr and Brrtdericli. A fltrango and melancholy comparison (says the Philadelphia Press) may be drawn between the character of JDavid C. Brocferick and the character of Edward D. Baker; and wo cannot better illus- trate this thought than by reprinting the paragraphs from Baker's magnificent eu- logy pronounced over the dead body of his friend at San Francisco, on the 18th of September, 1859. His delineation of Broderick maybe taken as a delineation of himself: "A Senator lies dead in our Ho is wrapped in a bloody shroud, and we, to whom his toils and cares were given, are about to bear him to the place ap- pointed for all the living ]t is not fit that such a man should pass to the tomb unheralded it is not fit that such a life should steal unnoticed to its close it is not fit that such a death should call forth no rebuke, or be surrounded by no pub- lic lamentation. We are here of every station and pursuit, of every creed and character, each in his capacity of citizen, to swell the mournful tribute which the majesty of the people offer to the unre- plyingdead. The hopes of high hearted fricndsdvoop liko fading flnvers upon tho breast, and tho struggling sigh compels tears in the eyes that seldom weep. Around him are those who have known him best, and loved him longest; who shared the triumph, endured tho de- feat. Near him are tho bravest and no- blest of the state, possessed by a grief at once earnest and sincere; while beyond the masses of the people that he loved, and forwhom.his life was given, gather like a thunder cloud of swelling and in- dignant grk-fc And now, as the shadow turns towards the east, and we prepare to bear his re- mains to their final resting place, let us cut seek to repress the generous pride which prompts a recital of' noble deeds and manly virtues. He rose unaided and alone; he began his career without family or fortune, in the face of difficulties ho inherited poverty and obscurity; he died a Senator in Congress, having written his name in the history of the great strug- gle for the rights of tho people against the despotism of organization and tho coi- ruption of power. He leaves in the hearts of his friends: tho tcnderest and proudest recollections. He was honest, faithful, earnest, sincere, generous, and brave---- He felt in all the groat crisis of his life, that he was a leader in the ranks and for the rights of masses of men, and he could riot: falter. When he returned- from that fatal field, -while the dark wing of the Archangel of death was casting his shadow upon his brow, the greatest anxiety was the performance of bis du- ty. He felt that all bis strength and all his life .belonged to the cause to which he had devoted them. said he to me they wero his last said Baker, when I was struck 1 tried to stand firm, but his blow blinded me, and 1 could not." I trust it is no shame to my manhood that tears blinded mo as he aaid it. But, fellow citizens, the voice of la- mentation if not uttered by private friend- ship blow that struck his manly breast has touched the heart of the people, and as the sad tidings spread, Who now shall THE ELEVENTH is din- ner was given to the officers of the l.lth on iJs passage through Chicago, at the Tromontj by the North Western and Alton Kallroad Company. After the dinner they were addressed in an el- oquent speech by Goo. C. Bales. A portion ot which speech we give below Strange, soldiers, does it seem tome, to meet here so gallant a regiment, but twentieth part of what Wisconsin has al- ready sent to the But a.few years since, just as I had turned the period of manhood, I stood on a lovely evening in Juno, ou the plateau that crowns tho amphitheater of hills that surrounds tho metropolis of Wisconsin, and watched the sun as it sank to rest away beyond the western rivers and mountains. I looked off to Lake Michigan sleeping in all its beauty and calmness like a child sleeping on its mother's breast. The smoke that curled from old Juneau's log cabin and relieved the beautiful background of tho sky and hillsides, told of tho only white settler then located on that beautiful spot. Between there and the Father of Waters lay one boundless waste of plain and woodland, and here and there, at re- mote distances, the log hut of tho hunter and trapper, the stockade of .an infantry company, or the hamlet and trading posts of the engagecs of the American Fur Company, constituted the entire popu- lation of what is now three empire States Iowa and Minnesota. At the call of our country, Wisconsin has already furnished during the present year more volunteers for the war than at that time constituted tho entire popula- tion of northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. Noble, true-hearted Wis- consin. Well may she point to her mag- ic and Minerva-like growth from a dcss crt and wilderness to a garden and tho homo of eight hundred thousand freemen. Well may she point with pride at that network of railway that encircles her zone from Lake Michigan to tho Missis- sippi liko the girdle of beauty that clasp- ed the glaring waist of Venus; well may she point to her school houses planted 'side by side with the log cabin of tho pioneer, where her children are instruct- ed in their duties as freemen, as patriots, as as Christains well may she point with pride to her houses, whoso pointed spires, reaching to heaven, pro- alaim their declaration to God, and which are evidences of their religious and mor- al culture, but above all, can she point to you, and your gallant fellow soldiers now almost strong, and say with, pride, These are my jewels." Eastern pa- per thus eloquently describes a recent snow storm It was none of your dainty affairs, feathering down in largo flakes on tho jift of a south wind, to disappear in an hour or two; nor was it a short lived squall, blowing great guns for a season and then subsiding into a low murmur liko a spanked baby when its fit of pas- sion is over and it sinks to rest. Our A LXJCIVBR Prince of darkness is often referred to as the "sub- tile may be all very well for people who.have never bad any deal- ings with a Sutler. after tho fall of Sumter, Jeff Davis telegraphed tho fol- lowing couplet With paixhnn, mortnr iatid petard We tender Old Abe 'our Beau-regard." No one then exactly appreciated the point of this Well intended joke, but [now we see it." Of course Jeff'' alluded to Fort the entrance of Port Royal, which old Abe accepts, with many paixhans, mortars; pe- and all a general gloom prevails, speak for California Who bo the inter- preter of the wants of the Pacific coast? Who appeal to the communities of the Atlantic who love free labor? Who can speak for tho masses of men with a pas- sionate lovo for the classes from whence he sprung? Who can defy tho bland, ishments of power, tho insolence of office, tho corruptions of Administrations hopes are burricd with him in the grave "AU, -who that gallant spirit shall resume, Leap from Eurotas' bank nnd call us from the tomb But tho last words must be spoken, and the imperious mandate of death must bo fulfilled. Thus, oh, brAvo heart! boar thee to thy rest. Thus, surrounded bv tens, of thousands, wo leave thee to tfio unequal grave. As in life, no other voice among us so rung its trumpet upon the ear of freemen, so in death its echoes will reverberate amid our mountains and our valleys, until truth and valor cease to appeal to the human heart. fi-inurl trnn.hern t'hai storm Was something that deserves tho name of a storm. The great northwest seemed to rally all its strength to ice what it could accomplish. It summon- ed all tho winds of the firmament to aid, and far off, over the summits of the surrounding hills, wo could hear it trum- peting out the signal for the whole ar- tillery of winter to muster its Chinjor- forces for steady tramp of a march. tho icy Under legions tho tho rocky pines of the forest and the fast anchored hills that gird our val- ley on every sido seemed .-.just about to break from their rocky moorings and fly off, spinning through the frigid skies, like a witch upon her broom in the stormy nighta of old Good friend well.! true hero hail and farc- upon pur cowling in sight, believing the lip'pg'bbli'n storicB w.hicn had been told theirleaders, of the which we learned had been circulated, that'wo would comb to mur- der, ravage, plunder, and take the slayee to Cuba and s.oll them into bondage for the1 purpose' of defraying'the expenses 'of the war I The people wore at first very shy a wide.berth, but grad- ually bocqming confldpnt, and learning our object, flocked around us. Motto for Gen. Sherman, "In Dixie's land I take my stand-" Though our government has not recognised the Southern Confederacy, it has -received two- of, its cdminiasion- ers. ___Tho .last name out for that .class of timid anti-war men the whiteifeath.er is the: "shirt tail The North America tells the fol- lowing story about Mr. Seward "The Hon. William H. Seward; Sec- retary of State, passed through this city yesterday morning at 11 on his way from New York to Washington. Mr. Seward has a weakness whenever possible, for traveling incognito. He is an invet- erate smoker. When he enters a passen- ger train he seeks out the smoking car, and finds beatitude in puffing La Normas until the end of his rido. Between New York and this city he occupied a seat with a pleasant looking gentleman, Who talked about fool during the .whole trip. The stranger supposed his pleasant fellow-.traveler. be a guttler's book-keeper. Mr. Sew ard pitched into hi i self in a most slan- derous manner, seconding every t.bjur- gation of the stranger with a hearty em- phasis. When thft latter observed Mr. Seward identified and saluted by a geh- tlemturon the boat, his feelings can bet- ter bo miajrined than, described. .The It is proposed to send a portion of our prisoners of war to Ft. Mackinac. Washington Dispatch. A good idea. The climate is excel- lent. surroundings good, and will tend to cool that ardor of the brain out of which has sprung Secession No better location can be selected in .the country. They cannot get away, onco there, and few "troops would keep in or- der quite a penal colony. The only ob- jection we can tV.ink of is that the poor Indiana have suffered enough from the vicious associations, audit is too bad to turn in upon-thcm, in addition to all tho bad company we have made them keep, the bad disiplcs of Jeff Davis, The ru- mor comes from a reliable source, and ifc is indeed likely that a select party of Se- cesh will winter at Micbilimackinac. To such straits must they como, even to those at the foot of this lake. Chicago Trir ___ The-powder li at- he of 'battle ___ iPrcntice says rebels, likeluowood should be measured by fhc: ast seen of him by. our informant, ho was hiding behing tho steamer'sgmoke-stack. Mason, Slidell and Gwin have always stood together on the sama plat- form; -and there is, now a. prospect that they will ere long, hang together from the eauie platform, Brownlow has turned up at tho head of Unionists in Tennessee, Hurrah for tho gallant Parson! give a good account of himself. See here Mister, said a lad of seven summers, was treed by a dog. "If you don't take that dog away, I'll eat all your apples." It is an interesting fact that the capture of tho Rubel Embassadors- to Franco and England, and tho successful.; bombardment of Port Iloyal S. C.. wereV' events of tho over-to-be memorable of November, 1SG1. -------The sadest grave That- ever tears keep.green must sink at last Unto the common level of'the world o'er it runs'tho road.; _ 'Don't you think, that you are'to' bolicvo e'verythirig yoii No; madaui, not when you.:   

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