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KED WING, MINNESOTA.
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KOSCOE, GOODHUE COUNTY.
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FURNITURE.
A OnBnsb Stroot, near the Red Wing House.
All kinds constantly on hand. Repairing
'and Turning done to order. Also, all kinds
of Collins.
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a. R. STERLING & Co.,
smcoc-uuri S. H. Koot,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
LEATHER. & SHOE FINDINGS.
Manufacturers ol evoy kind and style of
Mtn's, Btry'*, Women's and Children's Boot*
and Shfltt.
Heparing done neatly and at moderate
prices. In tho New Hrick building, corner
Main and Plum street*. Com*) and see us.
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wise
NOT. S.-S *IJ°°P*
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pwwIMIL. "i illm..imIHIHi..ti.i. .wpgiPBapPWi
SKATING SONG.—We find the following very
clever Skating Song in the Utiea HERALD. I
is said to have heen written by a lady
O N O I A O N E
A TRAvVESITE.
There's a poem by Saxe, very witty, I own,the
The subject of which is 6 it Alone."
And the wisdom of which I am slow to deride,
For I read it with pleasure and profit beside,
And said to myself it is just as jo sing,
SELF RELIANCE, dear bard, is a glorious thing.
1000 1G 00 And never on others life's burdens I'll cast,
13 00.20 00 But will bear them heroic and brave to the lr.stJ
15 00-J5 oo And further, I musod, it is noble and grand'
the storm beats about us, unaided to
stand
25 OOHO 00: When
LEGAL ADVERTISMKNTS, 40 ets. per squr. for
first insertion, 25cU. etich subsequent insertion.
Ad vertisementfc so double it
prion -idditional.
Transient ad vertisemonts must be paid for
jin advance, continued advertisements quar
terly and legal advertisements before the day
of ualo.
Business Cards,(six lines,) $6 per year
And 'tis lovely the blessings of sunshine to
»hare,
And shelter the weak with protection and care.
But I own that my heart has grown fainter of
late
Tor, my dear Mr. Saxe, I've been trying to
skate
1
bravely the ordeal to
In my head were your verses, and skates on
feet
But the rhyming so smooth, and the logis so
nice,
Had a different look when viewed from the ICE.
The stand-point was changed, if stand-point
it be,
To go pitching abontlike a vessel at sea,
And to find, half the time, for your struggles
and pains,
That your heels are at lca-t as high as your
bruins
"Alone I exclaimed, "Oh, I never can go it!"
And this is what comes of trusting a poet
No, no, Mr. Saxe. yon may talk as you please
Golileo, and Kepler, and worthies like these,
All grandly heroic, defying the Fates,
Could never have gone it alone upon skates,
(Of course, I allude to the neophyte stage,
No respector of persons, of youth, or of age.)
For there matrons and maidens with cheeks
all ag'.ow,
As roses wo Id look peeping out from the
snow
There scijjnors most potent, the follower
Mars,
And Cupids introwscrs, and men with cigars,
Were striving to skate and by each it wa
shown,
That in LEAKNINO this art you can't
alone."
Poet,
That you'll need in this world of sunshine and
£t"rm,
An arm that is strong and a heart that is warm
My ducky darling," responded tho
reolian voice of Captain Bob Shorty,
you behold a mud-sill just emerged
Hob Shorty, "with the veterans of the
Mackeral Brigade wading about in itly
up to their chins, yon are forcibly re
minded of aj limitless plum-pudding,
well stocked with animated raisins."
My friend," says I, the compari
son is apt, and reminds ate of Shaks
peare's happier efforts. But tell me,
my Pylades, has the dredging for those
missing regiments near Alexandria
proved successful
Captain Bob Shorty took the mire
from his ears, and then, says he:
some soap. Let us not utter com
plaints against tho mnd," continued
Captain Bob Shorty reflectively, for
it has served to develop the genius of
New Englaud. W dug out a Yankee
regiment from Boston first, and the
moment those wooden nntmeg chaps
got their breath, they went towork at
that had almost suffocated
them, mixed up some spoiled flour
with it, and are now making their eter
nal fortunes by peddling it out for pa
tent cement."
he
This remark of the captain's my
a
JOHN HACK. Proprietor«
r*-nU:ly.
S a
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TH
E GOODHUE
of
'go it
MORA:,.
Now if, ladies, you'll pardon some feeling ad
vice,
Don't refuse willing hands and warm hearts—
on the ice
Nor anywhere else for I say, and I know it,
In spite of the rhymes of the Green Mountain
E. C. 0
COMICNOTES FROM THE CAPITAL.
EDITOR T. T. —I never really knew
what the term mudsill" meant, my
oy, until I saw dipt. Bob Shorty on
Tuesday. I was out in a field, just this
side of Fort Corcoran, trimming down
the ears of my gothio steed Pegassus,
that he might look less like a Titanic
rabbit, when I saw approaching me an
object res-, mbling a brown stone mon
ument. As it came nearer, I discov
ered an eruption of brass buttons at
intervals in front, and presently I ob
served the lineaments of a federal face.
"Strange being!'' says I, taking
down a pistol from tho natural rack
on the side of my st-ed, and at the
same time motioning towards mv
sword which I had hung on one of his
hip-bones, A thou the shade of
Metamora, or the disembodied spirit
of sand bank
MINNESOTA. l»«d still retains its elasticity, and is'ed, and the confidence of the Admin-
K*xr* constant!v on han.t general] capable of greater efforts than lignum istrat ion is thus promptly shown in
tSS^UKtSL^r^*
ham a a
a
c°ffe«
that the Britishers down in the Chesa
peake were out of flour and would pay
something handsome for a supply.—
Now, these Pequog chaps had no flour,
my hoy but that didn't keep them
out of the speculation. They went to
nearest graveyard, dug up all the
the very best flour at twelve dollars and
a half a barrel.
New England needs no bulwarks
No towers along the steop
She manufactures everything,
And sells it mighty cheap.
Bulo NewEngland New England rules
the trade.
There's not a tMng that grows OTgoc3
New England hasn't made!
As a person of erudition, it pleases
me greatly my boy, to observe that our
more moral New York regiments cul
tivate a taste for reading, and are even
so literary that they can't so much as
ligh: their pipes without a leaf out of
a hymn-book.
Tiis morning, my boy, I went with
Coldnel Wobert Wobinson to look at
flom* new horses he had just imported
both his hind legs broken on the fron
tier, in one of the battles of 1812, and
lost both his eyes and tail atlhe taking
of Mexico. The Colonel stated* that
he hid selected this splendid animal
Jor his own use in the field.
Aiother fine calico animal of the
stud was attached to the suite of Wash
ington, at the famous crossing of the
Delaware, and is said to have surpris
ed the Hessians at Trenton as much as
the army did. Previous to losing his
teeth, he was sold to a Western dealer
in hides for three dollars and the
dealer, being an enthusiastic Union
man, has let the Government have the
auinml at one hundred and ten dollars.
THE TRAITOR FLOYD
DOOM.
iLet
tomh stones, put them into an old to our ex-Conunander-in-Chief, Gen
quartz crushing innchine,pounded them eral Scott. When he showed me, last
to powder, sent the powder to the .May, his carefully elaborate plan for a
coast, and sold it to the Britishers for movement down the Mississippi River"
rj 'at its first autumnal swell,' I tilt dis
pirited that it was to be so long post
poned. But he replied that it could
not be done earlier, and that that
was just the time. lie thought 'slow"
then but the flotilla has not yet moved.
And can such a people as this be
conquered by a horde of godless re- an3 ft)l' pursuit, the popular demand
bels? Never, I repeat it, sir—never
Should the Jeff. Davis mob ever get
possession of Washington, the Yan
kees would build a wall around the
place, and invite the public to come
and see the menagerie, at two shillings
a head.
from the Erie Canal stables, for the crease the number, even into changing
Western Cavalry, and was much pleas- them into infantry regiments,
ed with the display of bonework. One
animal, in particular, interested me
greatly he was born in 1776, had
A monsseline delaine mare also at
tracted mv notice. She was sired bv, ,,,,
., ,. ,,n \r ,.
V1-
the favorite racer o, the Marquis I
/. ,, PL^A u.r their feet as ot oneaccord—arms
accord
Lafayette, and has been damned by ,.
everybody attempting to ride her.—
The pretty beast comes from the cele
brated I3one Mill belonging to the Erie
Canal, and only cost the Government
two hundred dollars.
Believing that the public funds are
being judiciously expended, my boy,
I remain, Fondly thine own,
ORPHEUS C. KurtR.
AND HIS
relieved our apprehensions. Floyd
thank heaven had escaped—escaped
the nobility which misfortune confers
even ou the brave rebel—escaped the
honorable fame which is due the intre
pid soldier conquered in any cause,
from a liquified pwrtion of the sacred Iann* entitles, even the doomed traitor
soil. The mud at present inclosing|so pity and admiration—skulked away
the Mackerel Brigade is unpleasant to
the personal feelings of the corps, but
the effect at a distance is unique. As
you survey that expanse of mud from
Arlington Heights," continued Captain before him-crowning his life of treach
ery and infamy, by treacherous
and cowardly abandoning his
companions in arms to the fate he had
himself procured, to save his own
miserable and worthless life. Such
an escape to such a doom as lies be
fore him completes the logic of his
life, and makes his punishment a piece
of awful poetic justice.
GEN FREMONT.
The evening dispatches, however,Ijected to the heavy strain caused by
high seas, the plates were loosened,
and the water flowed in between the
joints. The Times says the leakage
of the Warrior was serious, and that
the defect is irremediable. Caulking
is entirely useless. When this report
was given, the Warrior had only made
a short passage, and that in good
like the coward, thief and traitor he'weather. It is furthermore found that
was in that last night of horror, with the action of the salt water causes a
darkness and despair behind him— {great corosion of the plates. A coat
blacker darkness and worse despair
The boldest and most impudent of
thieves and traitors in prosperity he is
the most sneaking and cowardly
traitors in adversity. Recreant in
Two brigades were excavated this'1** demands of military honor and)langh the follow
morning, and are at present building.personal self respect, he goes forth—'
raft* to get down to Washington after his career Q& wicked ambition ended
his plots forever frustrated—branded
even by his associates iu rebellion as
"a blackhearted traitor and coward,"
—to wander a despised fugitive and
a naked vagabond over the face of the
earth. The gibbet and the hangman
could add nothing to the fearful retri
bution of such a doom as his. —Press.
The country will be glad to know
that Gen. Fremont is to be intrusted
with an important command in
thjump,boys,
West—ryobably in Texas. He has
come out of the investigation anscath
of bHrrel|replacinghim as nearly as possible in
lXmne*fro™R«i wimr.on t^Zambrota warof 1812. He was with a select a*- and his measures, and that predicted pork, passed through town one dav
P«s i^SSSSSST of P«q„og chapesc at Bladens-jhis disgrac1"whenever amust
examination lWWeok, boundis fiflJ?W Th
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Wf»h,nt
SSBSSSS
I have his forronr position. Those sheets The Hokah (Minn.) Chief, of Jan
my ancient grandfather relate which were so violent and unreason- 128th, says: One hundred and ei-riitv-
3 XXQQSO. an example of this spirit during the able their denunciations of the man seven teams loaded with wheat and
mgton, a»d word came secretly to there*rather tbe*f.—JTilvxMkee »enti*el 'hundred a day. 'emergency.
RED WING, GOODHUE COUNTY. MINN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1862.
SCHt*Y LEll COLFAX OS Til E WAR.
Mr Colfax has written an interest
ing letter to his paper, the St. Joseph
Valley Register, which closes as fol
lows
me add one thing here is justice
Again: at that tim«f the whole country
was clamorous for more cavalry. He
said, to a small ryrtent, for scouting
was just but he added that it would
take six months to drill cavalry regi
ments to stand the shock of a raging
battle and six months more at least to
enable them to use their weapons effi
ciently while controlling their horses
at the same time. A different policy
however, prevailed. W have now
60,000, cavalry,equipped and mounted
at enormous expense—the horses of
those here eat their heads off in excurrent."
pences every three or four months
(14,000 condemned ones were sold
here six weeks ago at from 25 cents
to 860, but they were not bought by
Fremont and, the government is now
striving in every honorable way to de-
THE EFFECT OF THE NEWS.
Of course tho good news promulga
ted yesterday warmed up the town,
although the day was cold and stormy.
At the hotels and other public places
there were some lively scenes. The
new patriotic glee and chorus of "Old
John Brown" was given with great
effect by citizens, soldiers, senators
and representatives at the Merchant's
Hotel. At other places the rejoicings
were equally enthusiastic but not quite
so systematic.
The news was received at the Cap
itol before the House adjourned.—
That body was patiently considering
and perfecting the details of the school
bill, when Mr. Thaeher announced
that Fort Donelsen, Generals Floyd,
Pillow, Johnson and 15,000 others had
been captured by the American army.
Suc cheer Th member
and
bodies performed wonderful gyrations
—lungs were exercised to their ut
most—hats flew up to the ceiling—
cheer upon cheer, tiger and bully—for
the moment more noise being made,
more heartfelt demonstrations of joy
than was ever before exhibited in that
hall. It was no use for the Speaker
to suppress it, and we think he did
not try very hard.
No pent up Utica could contract rn powers.
For Bnckner, Johnson and Done .son were
ours.
Nich cheerss 1 heememberss rose to
The House immediately adjotsrned.
Press.
We came very near meeting with
an unpleasant accident which would
have very much marred the artistic
completeness of our victory at Fort
Donelson, for we came near capturing
the arch-thief and traitor Floyd. The the iron-plated frigate Warrior is a
morning dispatches in fact announcedI success, She has, indeed, attained
his name among the distinguished high speed. But the London Times
quartette of prisoners in chief. The of January 9th, complains that she
circumstance was regarded as a stain leaks. It will be remembered that the
upon the lustre of our arms—as if the French frigate LaGloire disappointed
list of prisoners had read: Johnson her builders in this respect. It was
Bnckner, Pillow, and a skunk. found that when the vessel was sub-The
W
rHE BRITISH WARRIOR ON TRIAL.
It seems that it is not yet settled that
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SCFl,pJe.8.7fond
actual occurrence: One night, boys,
I had a strange dream. I thought I
was about to get to heaven. A
A A
S S E S S I
long
between the last round and the celes-
told me to make a big jnmp. 1 did
and got one of the d—dest
falls yon ever heard of—for I found
myself sprawling on the floor, having
jumped ont of bed, while 1 was trying
to jump into heaveu.'
ladder like Jacob's, reached from the
ground toward the *good place,' and it
was on this ladder that I* went on.—3 .,
When I reached the top, I fomfd a der the Grea^betng on h,. death bed,
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eached out his hand and
f**e had now feel general average from fifty to oaeitated by tho Pope, it asked on crery
MEE1» IN DE CURKENT.
The following comes from Alabama:
Youv'e given a great many anec
dotes of the pulpit, writes an Alabama
correspondent, but I send, you a spec
imen of negro, preaching that has a
peculiar beauty in it. Though it may
not excite, a smile it will touch the
heart and its truth will commend it.—
I dropped in at the lecture room of|-now
the Presbyterian Church, and heard a
colored man preaching. "My breder-
mg," said he. "God bress your souls
'ligion is like the Alabam'"river! In
spring comes a fresh, and brings in all
de old logs, slabs, and sticks dat hab
been layin' on de bank, and carry dem
down in de current. By-em-py de
water go down, 'den a log catch 'ere
on dis islan,' den a slab gets cotclved
on de shore, an de sticks on de bushes
an' dar dey lay, withrin,' dryin,' till
come noder fresh. Jus' so dar come
'vival of 'ligion dis old sinna is stuck
on his old sin den dat old backslider
is cotch where he was afore' on jus
sich a rock den one after anodcr
what has 'ligion lays 'long de shore an
dare dey lay till 'vival. Beloved bred
erin, God bress your souls, keep-in de
Many a white man has made a much
worse figure of a speech than that and
very few have made as good.
A WITTY REDSKIN.
Away down in Maine an Indian
was tried, convicted, and fined five
dollars for stealing. He immediately
pulled out a well filled wallet, and
counted ont the mnnev to Judge John
son, demanding at the same time a re
ceipt, when the following colloquy oc
curred
Judge.—Sam, you don't want a re*
c-ipt, for it is settled on the docket,
and can never again come up against
you.
Indian.—I pay you the mouey well
give me a receipt.
Judge.—I tell you that you do not
need a receipt, for it is settled on the
docket.
Indian.—White man say me steal
Judge Johnson say me steal I say me
no steal but me pay urn. Now give
me receipt.
Judge.—Well, since you insist upon
it, if you will give me your casons
tor wanting it, I will give you one.
Indian.—Well, when me die, me
expect to go to heaven. Berry well,
when me gets to the gate, Peter says
Go 'way, indian, you steal. I says,
Berry well, what if I do, don't I pay
um Peter says, Show um receipt*-
and then, if I dont have um, 1 shall
be obliged to look all through hell to
find Judge Johnson to prove I pay
um.
LAST SUNDAY, Flag-Officer Foote
was at Cairo, and attended the Pres
byterian Church. A large congrega
tion was in attendance, but the preach
er did not make his appearance. A
general impatience beginning to man
ifest itseif, the commodore sought the
elder of the church, and urged him to
perform the services. Tho elder re
fusing, the Commodore, on the impulse
of the moment, took the pulpit, read a
chapter in the Bible, prayed, and de
livered a short discourse from the text,
ing has been devised to remedy this. {Washington correspondent of thie
But a coating cannot prevent the co- New York World has the followin
rosion of the bolts and the inner side
of the plates if the joint become open
ed. Possibly these obstacles may be
overcome. But the Times thinks that
once in four or five years tne Warrior
and other vessels of her class will re
quire replating. As the plating has
cost about 8400,000, the experiment is
rather costly.
STRANGE ^DBEAM.-Old Squire ,.
Let not your hearts be troubled. Ye
believe in God—believe also in us."
congregation was delighted. On
coming down from the pulpit, the min
ister, who had arrived just after the
prayer, approached and tendered his
thanks, but the Commodore rebuked
him for his tardiness of duty, and re
proached him for his neglect to take
the pulpit immediately on his arrival.
This incident is illustrative of the
Commodore's energetic, earnest char
acter and sincere piety.
A DRUNKE N SENATOR.—The
refreshing paragraph, in his letter re
lative to the expulsion of Bright.
"McDougall, of California, being
drunk, as usual, attempted to make a
speech, and failed, as always. He
was very drunk so drunk that even
the official reporters will have hard
work to make English of the few
uncouth sentences which rolled from
his lips. Three thousand people knew
be was drunk, and I see no reason for
honest, jovial soul, with few) recording the fact iu this letter.—
a
hearty |Tt
or a good joke at any time. He
a it
on
mg on himself as an legislative decency."
that there can be no expul-
from the Senate for outrages of
ONE of Dean Trench's Sermons
upon the subject. "What we can
and cannot carry away when we die,"
commences thus oppositely Alexan
^:„t i-*: .. commanded that, when he was car-
W W forth to the grave, his hands
grave
shoulld no be wrapped as wa usual,,
i*iol *^.,i,l „, nut uv a as wass usual I 01 jusiWJl-
PATBAcnro,annn,ts said to have
acquired a great influence over the
Queen of Spain. She professes to be
gifted with miraculous powers, but her
antecedents show that she was a con
vict, having been formerly condemned
by local judge in Madrid for impost
ure, for haying exhibited on her hands
and feet the marks of the Crucifixion.
Yet at this time her supernatural pre
tensions are acknowledged by thdumplings.
court, and her advice, said to be die-
Miscellaneous Iteitfjh
RLOS D. STUART, the poet, died
at Northampton, Massachusetts, on
the 22d of January.
A N ARGUMENT AGAINST HOOPS,—A
French Bishop said in a sermon: 'Let
women remember, while putting on
their profuse and expansive attire,
a a
gates of Paradise.'
IT is reported that at a prayer meet
ing on tlw Potomac recently, an oldloss
negro spoke, and referring to the wared
aid, Massa, I haint got no religion,
but I tank de Lord for dis mighty
great fuss."
A PRIVATE letter from Washington
dated February 10th,hasthe following
Gen, McC'elHan is, W«ti\out, JUnibt,
deprived of a portion of his command.'
HEROIC—-Daniel Willson, a gun
captain on board the Essex at the cap
ture of Fort Henry, though mortally
wounded, continued to work his piece.
GEX. BUTLER'S EXPEDITION.—-This
expedition, consisting of about 10,000
men, is being rapidly fitted out at Bos
ton, and will probably sail this week.
CONFISCATED.--«A son of ex-S^na
tor Underwood, of Kentncky, a stu*
dent at the Rensselaer Institute, Troy,
received news last wee'.c that the
en»was
tire estate of his father, at Bowling
Green, had been confiscated by
theHis
rebel Government.
JUST TIIE PLACE FOR HIM.—-The in-
famous George N. Sanders formerly of
New York, announces himself in the
Nashville Union as a candidate for
the Rebel Congress.
STRAITS O E N We learn from a
letter from Mackinaw that there was
very little ice in the Straits on the 23d
ult. The snow was very heavy, and
the prospects of an early opening are
very good.— Milwaukee Sentinel.
MAPLE SUGAR.—Great preparations
are making throughout the State for
the manufacture of maple sugar. The
sugar makitig business promises to be
unusually profitable the coming season
owing to the heavy duties imposed on
raw and refined sugars.—lb.
THE Spanish Army has suffered a
defeat near Vera Cruz. The Mexicans
are reported becoming more unani
mous in their opposition to the invad
er every dav.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON thinks
that the American Eagle will come
out of the war much less of a p»acock.
This is hopeful, surely. We shall be
more natural, more simple in our lives
and habits, truer, wiser, and, therefore,
more soundly happy.
A N idler boasted to a farmer of his
ancient family, laying much stress up
on his having descended from an illus
trious man who lived several centuries
ago. So much the worse for you,"
replied the farmer, for wefindthe
older the seed, the poorer ihe crop."
THE President, in respiting the slav
er Gordon, for two weeks, notified him
that the grace is extended only that he
may have time to prepare himself for
the fate which his crimes have merit
ed, and that no further mercy is to
beIn
hoped for.—JV. Y. Tribune.
THE friends of Col. Brown, the gal
lant defender of Fort Pickens, will
learn with sorrow that the dropsical
symptoms developed some time since
by his labors and the climate of themade
Gulf, have recently become so prom
inent that it will probably be nesubject
cessary to relieve him from his impor
tant command.
The Lake City Times says: Lieut.
Hurley is putting about twenty new
recruits, for the Minnesota First, thro'
the drill exercise. The boys are mak
ing rapid progress in military tactics,
and are determined not to be out done
anything pertaining to their duties
to Uncle Sam.
CAPT PORTER'S mortar fleet, now
being fitted up in New York, is nearly
ready for sea. It comprises a large
number of strongly built and well
armed mortar boats, of which seven
teen are now in commission, and have
sailed for the rendezvous. This expe
dition is expected to sail for some
point on the southern coast within the
next two days.
SUDDEN DEATH.- -John LaRue, of
Port Andrew, Richland county, fell
dead in Milwaukee street this after
noon. He was a member of Capt. A.
O. Rowley's company, which is on its
way to the camp of the Nineteenth
regiment, at Racine. The company
were marching from the depot to theslim
American, House there to await the
departure of the cars lor Racine.—
JanesviUe Gazette.
Ho TO RAISE THE TAX.—There is
a law on
th^
^re-clo.hs.Tut.b.uld beleftoh^etuia.po.ing B»e of „oi
I that aU men mightithan one dollar nor more thanfre,for
statute books of
Massa-
of this law would raise the tax quota
of Massachusetts and leave a balance
to spare,
Poetryfis said to be the flower of "pHoHn physical ability te a*
literature prose tatlie corn, potatoes
and meat satire is tbe-aoea fastis
wit is the spies and pepper love tet
ters are the honey and sugar letters
containing remittances are the apple
Be calm while your adversary Avteidred men, making in tuws*
and rage*, and you
WHOLE NUMBER 293.
STAT E ITEMS,
The St. Ciorid Democrat of the, ]3th
says: The emrcury this morning was
38 below zero, having fallen 19
since daylight. Yet pedestrians could
scarcely credit this, and went around
as though there wasn't any zero" in
the country.
W learn from Messrs. Noel and
Holes, just returned from collecting*
furs, the following particulars of the
of a trapper A.young man nam-
DeWolf, about twenty»three yearj
of age, from the Minnesota river, was
trapping in the Chippewa river coun
try, in the northwest portion of Monon
alia county, in company with 'tiro
companions, Silas Foote and William
Ivputs. One day7 three or four weeks
since, he started Trom camp with a
pack of furs which he took to a Mr.
Lunburg's, about ten miles distant, and
left. They wished him to remain un
til next day but ho refused, and at 3
•'clock in the afternoon started to re
turn to casip. Shortly after this a
heavy storm came up. For a week
nothing was heard of hiufij and at the
eml of which time bis companions
came to the house before mentioned
to inquire his whereabouts,—they sup*
posing he was there, while the inmates
thought he had reached camp. Search
made without success, and no
trace of his body has yet been found.
tracks were found some distance
from the house, bearing iu the wrong
direction for camp.
The St. Peter /Statesman says: We*
admit the truth of all that has beeti
said in favor of the healthfulness of
Minnesota atmosphere, but experience
has taught us that even editors cannot
exist long on air alone.
Land patents on entries made pre
vious to last spring are now at the SL
Peter office, ready for delivery. There
are also a large number of defective
entries returned for correction. Many
of these defective entries arise on ac
count of the land warrants, and if not
attended to within one year the party
from whom the land warrant was pur
chased, often repudiates his guarantee
for its genuineness. Hundreds hate
lost their land warrants in this way for
the years 1855 '6 and '7, and are now
obliged to furnish anew land warrant
to enter their land anew. Most of
these entries were made in 1856.
The St. Paul Journal says: Last
night, January 29th-30th, was about as
cold as that of the I2th-l3th JJffid
Thermometer was at 0 p. M., down,to
20 below zero. At 6 A. M., was at
35 below, and 8 A. M., at 2 8
Cold enough, but very bracing, they
say.
The Shakopee Argus says: W
learn that in other portions of the State
the farmers are making extensive ar
rangements for tho manufacture of
maple sugar. This move is caused
by the high tariff which has been plac
ed upon sugars imnorted intn
thiasfbi
sugars imported into
country. W would commend this
subject to the attention ofour agricul
tural readers, and would urge them to
do likewise. ..
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The Niles (Mich.) litqublican, sayB:
view of the tariff on sugars, great
preparations are being made among
the farmers for making sugar the com
ing season. There are tens of thou
sands of maple teers in our forests,
and there is no doubt but they will be
useful the coming spring.
The St. Cloud Democrat, says: This
should command attention ev
erywhere. Minnesota could produce
half enough sugar for home consump
tion.
The Glencoe Register, says: W
are pleased to learn that although tho
times are not very promising, there
will be quite an emigration intrt: this
State the ensuing spring. W have
received numerous letters from parties
in different States informing us that a
kind of Minnesota fever exists which
in many cases will prove fatal. W
believe the people in this State are in
favor of such fevers. And we beg to
assure our friends in the East tnat
when they come here they will bid
good bye to all fevers.
The "Indians recently encamped all
aronnd this immediate vicinity, have
disappeared. Every winter they t*
visjt their old limiting grounds," and
feast on the deer. To be sure, they
are sometimes a little mischievous, and
help themselves to hay for their ponies,
hunters' traps, and leave nothing but
the hair and horns of the deer yet we
like to see the smoke of their teepes in
the neighboring forest and the tan",
red man stalking through to*
streets is a picturesque sight.
The S Paul Pren, say» Caption
Frank Hall and Lieut T. J. 8hehan
arrived at the Fort yesterday with ftr*
ty-five recruits from Freeborn county,
for the Fifth Regiment These
tlemeu has been recruiting only g&eeti
day's, and are entitled to great credit
for their perseverance and success*
They will, beyond doubt, fill the com
pany to the minimum, within ten days.
Dr. Murphy pronounces their men as
sworn in
Freeborn County has done ndWy,
Ono company (Captain Wtrite4eft as
the Fourth Regiment siftf* Horwe
for the Wisconsin
Willi
HaH* eompany to aiaetjr.oi
warm your-two hundred and
'hundred and eighty'
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