New Years 1862
We have received from Mrs. Sinclair, Mrs Burroughs, Mrs. A.F. Pratt, Mrs. Goodspeed, the Misses Hibbard and others, articles of clothing for the invalid soldiers in the hospital, for
which they merit the heartfelt gratitude of its inmates.
Ladies accept our thanks for your kind and liberal donations of these timely articles.
B. O. REYNOLDS,
Surgeon of 3rd Cavalry
New Year's Ball.- A new year's ball will be given at the Johnstown Center House, Wednesday evening, New Years night. For a long time this has been one of the established ceremonies of New Years, until a first rate dance is expected at "the center" as regularily as New Years Day comes around. Mr. Young, the proprietor of the house, will have a large and pleasant party.
Cavalry Horses.- The Chicago Journal says that Capt. Porter, assistant quartermaster, has opened the bids to furnish 1,000 horses for Daniels' cavalry regiment at Kenosha. Rhere were a large number of bids, ranging as high as $110. Most of them were offered to take the contract at $95. The bid of Z. G. Sherman, for $81.75 was founf to be the lowest and thecontract was let accordingly.
If horses can be furnished for $81.75 why in the world does the Government allow its agents to pay as high as $105 to $110.
Turkey Shooting.- G. Fritz proposes an entertainment at his saloon for New Years, in the shape of a turkey shoot, using his air gun for the weapon.
Janesville Daily Gazette, 12/30/1861