Wednesday, February 5, 1862

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North Western Times (Newspaper) - February 5, 1862, Viroqua, Wisconsin 11 Jin liimilq -Drimtrt to mifc HUartllaiinmH jRrairtng. TERMS, SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS IN f VIROQDA, BADAX WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5, 1862. NUMBER 8, 'i1 r lu 0-. '.TH A'. littOWA'R, D. S. (h-iuLnatcd...............1840. DK.NH-sl'. j t.) i ILIUM uli i ill work Wdtran led x ('ID K, I'lyl.....Wisconsin. G. W. MORGAN, <S- Ji'ivcler, i 'I i in Wit. In-1, and Plate AII- Notion 'third st La CiOc-se, Wis i. f i' K .N j x v n o T o G n A P H s IML BOYCOTT, Wisconsin. BATTLE AT SOMERSET. fjf.'IKKATTX, WORLOCKSf CO., nhn.'eMli' mill Dealers in Plaster- iii.; Kan, I5n rtiiocM, bhoe Findings, vi Iliiul ,-i'ici't, opposite the United St.lt s H'.t.'l I ........Wiieontin. i, just bolow the Stoani. it .itiuot. i2yl. .1011N B. Dnilir n> (iroceriex, Provisions, Liq- 'ii'n mi iv ,md (tamer ot mi AND HOULISTON, rx uinf Dt'iift'rif in Dry Goods, (r i Hi i ii- -i Hnot u nd 1 I i t. ii', I'oi, and third Sts. 1. La Crosio, Wis. LLOVD'AND nun-nl titone Stare (Corner M i" n T.a Wis. Ivc. i it.mtlj on h in I c ompli'te Iritock ol I'.nlu.uo lion, shi'l, N.ul-1, Glsss, Sa'lh, >v-i I >v the Sale ol LJ Cronse t'lijTi.i i in! I'.ii'dUini; I'huvi II HOUSE, "II It 01' S I A IK AN'l) 1 IllJtl) HTU> KT, Wisconsin. K. 11 MtiuNfi roN ii KONS, Propiietors. 1- IKsl'CLA'-S IIOUSK, I'hn t! v> KM iMitly ham-d, .im1 r 1 1 HlUllU -lllM't-l, Si'AKIA, II ill ii inn i lion u nil tins flousi: lii' i niiilm niin tiorn this House Mi il i i on i's i-, to and tvom tlio (HI in I I i mi I I hi V lllagu L. OLA UK, n'i ti h.nakcr cV Jeweler, -i (.--I i i, mi i MI, IDA HOUSE, irinconsiii I mil -Ion-) in j.; n i nl st' le and War- I P. r I Mil MA HULK WORKS! I'1 '.'muni Shop I1 i I n llmiii S L KVAPP, Geneva! 40 Vfi I 1, Jl A T II K U, .uli Ittluil ih'alrr in nil MI In mi unit t, OiU (4 lass, Vsu'inslies, MUM llui .UK! Intii Hi Mbhi'i, I'atont M'l'ii.in I nii'v hu.ijii IVi tnmi'iy, Hed and V In' '.I-1 I, runt i t'oi. VVntPi ii i i'K SIM u i Klv5 SI'AI.'i A IKON 1'OUNDRY. Ti'i- >i reatliiiChS ta ''I lii n! I'min in iiiiy Foundry in t UimU nt Milf and MK 'inn i i to short no- ln M I i UK' l'ii iiinirr 1'i-t Hough i Uiiwxv, SJPAHTA (JLOCKh, A: JEWELRY, Chtiiji i (it- or Ready iii ii u ,tll kind i i-xui utiul u-ith neatness jinl i'i h, and f, II MUS. ROWLEY, <y Mantua Maker, I i, It-mn'i Water tit, Sparta, i ,i ii ut Kii'ji-.i on liii'd, R nnd well v, U Miilimn-, KotnN. i' U nl il' in- to oiili'i with neatness, ami in tin I it t N Ic -t5y I 1 C IJAV S'lATK HOUSE, Wisconsin r n u iv v. I'li'ittioti unid tn romtortftndeon. i' P.I mi i o i n oli'vsnnd N S r A T K 0 O Man unit, tun rs of re- sult was another Wild Cat affair, with the exception that he was pursued. SKETCH OF GEN.ZILLICOFFEfl. Gen. Felix K. Zillicoffor is described in the rebaJ army list a Brigadier General of the Provisional army of tho Confederate States, but that document adds that "he had seen no military service previous to the present war." He was in fact, 'i po- litical General only. Gen Zilhcoffer has been well known in many poitiors of our county as a politi- cian and an editor. Ho was born 1812, being now about fifty years of age. He served two months' apprenticeship as a compositor, at tho end of which time (viz: in 1829) he took upon himself the man- agement of a newspaper in Pans', Tonnei- bee, he being at that time only seventeen jears of age, la 1834 he edited and published pa- per called tho Columbian Observer, aud from 1835 to 1837 he was Stato pi inter. Foi a long time he dabbled as a politician ouly in Stale politics, confining .itubi- tion to the Stato Legislature. In 1812 he tho editor of an old line newspaper in Nashville, iibing his position as a steppingstoue to his elevation to sev- eral political positions. Ou three occasions, from 1843 to 1847, TUB SICK LETEKR Rus- sell, the special correspondent of tbo Lon don Times, is sick in this city, says the Scientific American, xiith typhoid fevor. Kcssell is sick! Well, wo don't wonder. When he first landed in this country bo was cordially welcomed. He pro- ceeded South, and cirmnenced a series of, letters on the state of the connMy, which have attracted much attention. We were nlways to give credit as an impartial wiiter, but his more recent efforts have fastened conviction up- on every candid mind, that he ia an eae- tu} to the country, and has used his pow- ers to destroy us. Tn a recent letter he declaies that we are controlled b> a mob, and that our go- vernment would be broken up it Mason and Slidcll We should think he would be sick, and heartily shamed of his conduct toward us in this living emergency. yoji can't suc- is tho cry which has been ringing from certain foreigners of the Russell ilk ever since the war broke out. Our dispo- sition to try has been scouted nnd ridicul- ed by them in tho most wanton manner. SAVANNAH is fourteen miles above Tybee Island, on the Savannah riv- er. It has a good harbor, Vestsds re- quiring 14 feet of water come up to the wharves of the city, aud larger vessels come up to the Five Fathom Hole, four miles bolow. The city is defended by Fort Wa} ne on the east side, by Fort Jackson at Five Fathom Hole, and by Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island. They have also, since secession, erected a small fort on Skid way Island, covering the creek to i he west, by which gunboats could get up towards the rear of Savannah. The guns on the parapets are mostly field pieces, ho wm elected State Comptroller, and in raounted on friiinPworks of wood, instead 1949 he was iu the State Senate. In 1S50 he was contractor for building the puupen- sion bridge at Nashville, and in 1831-52 Le again edited the Banner for the pur- ot becuiing his elevatiou to a member ship in the United States Congress, I hat position he finally attained, but his -.uubi- tion was uot satisfied at thib point. He wanted to be Governor of the St.iic of Tennessee, and even aimed at tho federal honors But the democratic party at that day had complete control of Teunesscp, ami he could not not therefore hope to obtain the bounds of his desires save through .some uew irndium. He tried the Know Nothing organiza- tion. That failed bun. His star parsed into obscuration, and when secession turn- r. e i i e.n cd up, he embraced it, and was a delegate first boom ot cannon. We had tre-, from Tennessee to the the rebel coiniross ho thought it capable of stopping a fleet very effectually. Ho descrbes tho forts as an irregulur pentagon, with tho base line or cm tain face inland, and tho other face casemated and baaing upon the approach- es. T curtain, which is simply crenellated is covord by a ledan, surround by n. deep ditch, inside tho parapet of which arc gra- nite platforms ready for the lecoption of guns. Tho parapet is thick and the coun- terscarp is faced with niasonn A dtaw- bndge affouls access to tho interior of tho redan, whence tho gate of the fort is approached across a deep and broad moat which is. crossed by another drawbridge." Sand-bag traverses guard the mogazine doois, and everything is in as good trim as the rebels know Low. The walls aie exceedingly solid, and well built of haul gray brick strong as iron upwards of six feet in thickness, the casemates and bomb- proofs being lofty and capacious. The garrison of the fort is 650 men, aud it is undoubtedly now fully garrisoned. The work is. intended for 128 guns, of which probably half are mounted on the case- mates They are long thirty-twos, with a few forty-twos and Columbians. The nuently heatd what we imagined to be artillery firing befo.e, but always found out "eld at Montgomery, Alabama and the.o that it was' distant thunder., or something endeavored to convert himself from in o- similar in sound; but theio was no doubt as to this. The imagination may pake political body into a living light in the atmosphere of secession. other sounds for cannon, but there ia little He bccamo a Gencra! in danger of ever mistaking the heavy boom of aitillery for anything else. The battle was evidently laging somewcre near Gee. Thomas' camp. Yet it was so unexpected to us that we could scaicc-ly believe the evidence of our own ears. That the euemy should leave his en trenchments to attack us in the open field, seemed almost inctediblo. Major Coffee of Wolford's was the only one who could offer any solution of the mys- tery. He knows Major General Critten- den personally, and lemaiked George is drunk, usual, and come out for a fight." Tho cannonading continued, with but biief pauses, for two hours, and then ceas- ed. We waited iti suspense for two hours but no news. The wildest rumors began to circulate: Tho rebels had completely surrounded Thomas, and taken his whole force prihonersi they wore about to cross Fishing Creek, to complete their day's work by demolishing us. Tbe general im- pression seemed to be that something had :niit t' kin-1 I snor. mad' to or Jet, Lumbur, Alaii 'vll n ahort i n U R L I Ar G A M E II Y 8 I V I A N It, hi I in, tfOiMJ Wisconsin lOmeli "oUiniubiads rtre en bftrbotte. Theie gone wrong. ;iro thtco fuinacfsfoi boating red-hot shot On Thursday before the battle, the ar- The channel into the Sanvaiinah River at 1 my at Somerset moved forward toward the j oint is vet} nartow and passes close I enemy's camp, and pait took another route the n-uns of the fcft. Mr. Russell tho't to cross Fishing Cieek lower down. There was a large rife iu tho >ivei, and who loo'- tr.e town toad wero ordered back as they could not cross the creek on ac- count t-f back water. Gen. Thomas had come up the Colum- bia road, and baited at A fork of the road it would lakes haid blows before would be driven to let go her grip of Fort ft is better to kt.ow what you do not want, than to know what you do want. only. He has given no evidence of abili- it.y in that direction. Wise and Floyd, men of much brighter parts, have pioved failures, and he has turned up any Ix-'ter. Ho was naturally slow, heavy man, lazy in temperament, and iuert in action, but a fine debater when roused, as in his dis- cussion with A. A. Stephens in Congress in 1854. He was, in his recent position as a gen- eral, noted for his maraudering propensi- ties, and was considered something of a Jaj hawker, overrunning peaceable, una; m- ed neighbors, but willing to meet an e- qua! force of well equipped troops. His dash at the present time what he coaaiderdd the position of Gen. Schoepff, but this time he has made so great a mistake that it Las cost him his life. at When you go to drown yourself, always pnll off your clothes, that they m.iy fit your wjfo.s second husband. fat woman ia now exhibiting at New York, who.when sbo came then- was obliged to have place prepared for 1 r in the baggaage car, as she PO largu that she was unable to got tbrought the -JOT of the regular passenger car. of regular caf riages. Besides these, strong earthworks have lately been thrown up on tho mainland along the river, and on the islands in the river, to resist a naval at- tack, as well as earthworks on the west and sotnli, to resist a land attack. Every spot of vantage gsound has been seized up- on and prepared for defence. The like every other secession city, considers itself imptcgnable. The cotton shipped from Savannah amounts to about bales of upland, annually. jggpThe mints of tho United States have coined since they have commenced period of less than seventy large eight hund- red millions of one-fifth of the whole metalic currency of the world. Ot this amount, five hundred and twenty millions of dollars wero derived from tho mines of tho United States. A MISSISSIPPI JUDGE. During tho summer of 1858, a landlord wag brought before Judge Hawkins (who on a de- cayed stump in front of tho hotel) on a chuige of selling liquor in quantities- lesa than a gallon being contrary to faw of that b trite. The process was coniroen-; cod "Prisoner, are you guilty or not guilty P "Not the landlord replied. exclaimed the judge, know you lie I have drank in your ho- tel more than twenty tiroea a day myself, so there's no chauce for an argument. of ii onions, tobacco and equal make into poultice and it will cure the bite of a rattknalM. A party of belated genUeoMt, a- bout a certain hour, began to think of home and their wives' displeasure, and ur- ged a departure. "Never said OM of the guests, "fifteen minutea makw no difference; mj wife is as mad now can be." hnaband recently cored kit wife of divers ills by kissing the Mrraoi girl, and allowing wife to catch him ai H. He says febe was up ia an ioatoot iog all hercomplaioU, while had to pay a cont for "help" sioea. who is a tfger in his own fam- ily is generally a sheep in -oeicty. Imaginary evils of our lift1 arc n.ure than real Bob, did jpou hoar raj father married again jnexl I did not. Does he get an old woman Jfo, sir'cfe! Ne gets a Dew one." Bpllara'nnd seaie are a very ran combination. Btit fr one be is great man witbouftbe MOM. s KJ

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