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JEREMIAH RUSSELL, YOL. II.—NO. 47. ©rcitetal ftairti atfiencfes: C. A. GIL MA N , DBA-XiSrH. XW AND GENERAL LAND AGENT, SAUK RAPIDS, M. T, WILL attend to buying and selling Lands, Town Lots, selling or renting Houses, PAYING TAXES% Collecting Debts, and negotiating LOANS on Commission; drawing up and taking Acknowl edgments of Deeds; drawing up Pre-Emption Proofs; contesting Claims at the UNITED STATES LAND OFFICE, and ail other business which may be entrusted to his tare Also, for sale to Actual Settlers, 20 000 ACRES of the bett Farming and Timbered Ladds, situated along the ! ine of the Rail Read, from St. Paul to Crow Wing, besides a large amount of fine TIMBERED LAND, ON ELK RIVER. 4,000 acres, tear Sauk Rapids—price from s4a#2o. 2.000 acres rear the S». Cloud?—price #3 to #lO 132 acres two miles from Little Falls—pricess. 1,000 acres around Little Rock Lake—price #B. 600 acres on me Mississippi River, just above the mouth of Lale Rock Creek, and one mile above Watab—pr ice #7,50. The last two tracts mentioned, could be divided so as to make six or eight splendid Farms, each having prairie, wood, water, and meadow. A 6 Improved Farms, near Sauk Rapids, at various prices. 50 Lots in Hussell, Wood, & Gilman’s Addition To SaitJß Rapids. D W F, L LING H O USES, and one F I C E in Saul. Rapids, for pale cheap urination given gratis to new comers who with ike ‘claims.’ Nearly all ihe above described Lands were care t|v selected at an early day, rear ihemosi important points on tire upper Mississippi, and must become very valuable. Some of it will be sold on time-—title good. For further particulars enquire at the Ohicc *,• CHA’S A. (iII,MAX. Sauk Rapids. July 16, 1857. Dt»it WILLIAM CONNELL, (Etnctal fauii Sauli. H.apidLs, M. "XL* iTII.L attend to the payment of Tates, sale f of Land &c. -'RE-EMPTORS will find it to their advantage . calling upon him before going elsewhere, as he is prepared to prosecute contested Claim Suits, make out Pre-emption papers at the possible no tice, and at rates which will suit the pre-emptor. . OFFICE next door to E O Iltunlin’s Banking House—Business hours from 9 to 12 A M and 1 to 4PM REFER ENCES \V A Gorman, Ex-Governor of Minnesota Hon Henry .'1 Rice, Delegate to Congress Gen Jonathan E Fletcher, Winnebago Agent, Blue F irth, M T _ Nathan Myrick, Traverse de Sioux M T Bernaid Grey, Postmaster, Galena, Illinois Win Meahen Esq, Galena, Illinois Wrn H Parsons, Att’y V Counsellor at Law Minneapolis, Henry B Wait, St Cloud Gen B Lowry, “ Gen 5 B Olmsted Jeremiah Russell, Sank Rapids “ David B Harrinian, Chippewa Agent Sauk Rapids, July 15 1857 \V. H. WOOD, Late Receiver Lil ted Sta'os Land Office, Attorney at Law & General Land Agent, SAUK RAPIDS, RUN., WILL attend promptly to the drawing up of Pre Eruption Proofs for claimants, and the Prosecution of oi.a'ms before the Land Office. Having had an exieritnce of more than four years as Receiver of the U. S. Lam! Office at Sauk Rapids, .hr believe* he. can give en title satisfaction to those'-ho may confide 'heir busi ness to his charge. Will also attend to the payment of taxes and the purchase and sale of Real Lstate Sank Rapids, June 25th, 1857 fDu “GEO. WT SWEET, (Late Register U. S. Land Office,). - GENERAL LAND AGENT AND r REAL ESTATE BROKER, SAUK RAPIDS, MIN. TER HAVING had an experience of four years as Register of the U. S. Land Office, ami four years more as Surveyor in Minnesota, trusts that he can give perfect satisfaction to those entrusting «s to his chart;*. Will attend to the sale and i of Land Warrants, the loaning of money, hot taxes, and the purchase and sale of Real r Persons wishing to make investments or r " , loan money, will be guaranteed 25 per cent per an ' aum, OfL Pre-emption papers drawn up for claim ants, and claims prosecuted before the Land Office. Sauk Rapids, June 5,1857 n9oif !• | ? AiBMfWIII -JACOB. SCHOONOVER WOULD respectfully announce to the ctti zensoftho Upper Mississippi, that he is now stopping in Sank Rapids, and D fully prepared to take pictures in this new method. The work is warranted to suit, or the sitter will be under no ob ligation. Those desiring Likenesses will please call soon, as be intends remaining but a few weeks. Rooms in Frontierman Building, Up Stairs. - Sauk Rapids, July 9, 1857 95tf WILLIAM HENRY WOOD, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Cliancery,Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. The collection of debts, paj m«nt of debts, fcc. , promptly attended to. “EQUAL AND EXACT JUSTICE TO ALL MEN, OF WHATEVER STATE OR PROFESSION, RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL.— SAUK RAPIDS, M. T., THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1857. ELISHA KENT KANE. A 810- GRAPHY BY WILLIAM ELDER, IN announcing the Life of Dr. Kane, we are but anticipating the wishes of thousands and tens ot tOonsands of the admirers of that great man. Having been a personal friend of the deceased, and enjoying a large share of his confidence, Dr. Elder is well qualified to do justice to the subject. This work will be issued in one handsome octavo volume, and will equal in every resect the superb volumes of “ Arctic Explorations,” recently publish ed. It will contain a new full-iace portrait, executed on steel, as well as engravings for his residence, tomb, medals, &c. In order to give this work n large circulation it will be sold at the low price of $1 50. MORE THAN $300,000 SOLD IN NINE MONTHS. DR. LANE’S GREAT WORK, ARCTIC EXPEDITION, is now being read by more than two hundred thousand persons, old and young, learned and unlearned. It is just the book which should be owned and read by every American. 500 Ngwspap ks have each pronounced it the most remarkable and marvelous work ever .published.— The. Foreign Journals and the most distinguished savtms of Europe are extravagant in its praise. It is more interesting than Robinson Crusoe ; being a full- account ol privations and hardships, the nar rative of which cannot be read without a shudder. Our most Eminent Men have vied with each other in extolling its merits. Two vols., octavo, Superbly Illustrated. Throe Hundred Engrvings. Price $5 DR. KANE’S FRST NARRATIVE. T\ HE United Stales Grinncll Expedition in .M search of Sif John Franklin, during the years ISS0 —’51. A personal Narrative by Elisha Kent Kane, M. D., U. S. N. One volitmne Sro., lipwaids of 550 pages, contains 200 Steel Plates and and Wood Emj raVkjgs, including a fine steel Portrait of Sir John Franklin, being the only one ever en graved in America. Also, a Biography of Franklin, by S. Anstine Allibonc, Esq. 53, 00 This work is totally distinct from the second Arctic Expedition, and embraces lutv.-h valuable and interesting matter never before published. It should lie owned by all who have purchased ihe iast Expedition, as it makes Dr. Kane’s works complete A PHOTOGRAPH OF DR . KANE, Taken from Life by Biady of New York, Price £5 COL. J. C FREMONT’S EXPLO- R A TIONS. PREPARED bv die. Author, and embracing all his Expeditions. Superbly Illustrated with Steel Plates end Wood Cuts, engraved under the immediate superintendence of Col. Fremont, mostly from Dagtteneotypes taken on the spot, and vv ill be issued in a style to match Dr. Kane’s w orks. It will also contain a new Steel Portrait, being the only correct likeness of ihe anther ever published. Two volumes, Octavo—.*s.oo. BRAZIL AND THE BRAZILIANS. OY REV. T>. P. K!DDF.It, of the Methodist i } Episcopal ChnrHi. Ry Rev. J. Fl«ldi»r of the Presbyterian Church. This new and splendidly* illustrated work (one large volume octavo, in uniform style with the superb volumes of Dr. Kane’s Aictic Explorations,) is the joint effort of the above-named gentlemen, who, as travelers and as missionaties, (au-d one in an official position as Acting Secretary of the United States Legation at Kin,) have had a long and varied experience in a natural, commercial political or moral point of view. Price 5 : 3,00 Qd* Any of the above works will be sent by mail flic of postage by remitting the published price. AGE NTS W ANTED. CHILDS AND PETERSON, Publishk m 5,602, Arch Street, Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott & Co., 20, N. Fourtli-st., Pa. Phillips, Sampson, A Co., 13, Winter-st., Boston. 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Darling sister, fain I’d meet thee On this mundane sphere once more, And I fondly would caress thee, As in happy days of yore, Happy days! and yet how trancient Were those bright Elysian hours,J When our hopes were fair and buoyant, Listening not to Mictions powers, But, ah! how hanged 'he vision seems— ’Tia unlike all our earlier dreams! ‘ Loving sister, joys were beaming Tn our quiet cottage hv’e; Health and happiness were gleaming Ere thou went from us to roam; Now our hopes are well nigh faded ’Neath old Time's mysterious wing, And our spirits, too, are shaded W ith grief’s sombre pencilling* ! O! can it be that health has lied, And thou art ieftan invalid 1 ! ’Tis even thus ! thy form is stooping “’Neath auction’s heavy rod;” And thy earthly hopes are drooping— Soon thou’lt dwell above with God ! Long we’ve missed thy form elastic, Longer still we’ll miss the here, For thou nevermore will cheer us With thy ge;iin I lories so clear ! Yet, o.ie sweet thought tny spirit cheers, We’il meet beyond this “vale of leaner’ One mors link will soon lie severed From our broken tamily chain; One more heart will cease its thrubbfngs In th is world of toil and pain ! Look up, si,?ter, one above thee Listens to thy suppliant voice; He nione can safely guide thee Where heaven-born saints will ere rejoice; Ah ! sadly now my heart doth swell, While breathing out my last fa re we! 1 ! THE WONDERS OF LIGHTNING. Two clouds arc not necessary for j the production of lightning, which is frequently discharged from a solitary j clump of vapor, when a connection can ! bo established with (he earth. A French • academician, named Marcolle, describes j a case where a mere cloudlet, about a. I foot and a half in diameter, killed a poor! women by dropping a thyiXevQoU upon! her head. It bus heeit' tdh*wn bv Fs-f-1 ady that the electric fluid contained in a single flash might perhaps be supplied by the decomposition of one grain of water alone. M. Argo has divided the lightning into three sorts. The first in cludes those where the discharge ap pears like long luminous lines, bent into angles and zigzags, and varying in com plexion from white to blue, purple or red. This kind is known as forked lightning, because ii occasionally di vides into two branches. Charpethier relates a case where a flash severed in- i to three forks, each of of which struck on points several hundred feet apart.—j Still more numerous furcations have! been reported, for it is said that during j a tempest at Landermeau and St Pol i do Leon, twenty-four churches were struck, though only three distinct claps were heard, This was eight churches apiece for thee explosions. The second class of lightning differs from the first in the range of surface j over which the flash is diffused, and is designated as sheet lightning. Sometimes it simply gilds the edges of the cloud, whence it leaps; but at oth ers, it floods with a lurid radiance, or else suffuses its surface over which the flash is diffused, and is designated as sheet lightning Sometimes it simply gilds the edges of the cloud, whence it leaps: but at others, it floods with a lurid radiance, or else suffuses its sur face with blushes of a rosy or violet hue. Lightnings of the third class are re markable for their eccentricities, and have been made the subject ofconsider able contention among meteorologists, many of whom have denied their right to be treated as legitimate lightnings, they differ so widely from the ordinary sort of flashes They exhibit themselves as balls, or globular lumps of fire—not mo mentary apparations,but meteors, which take their own time, and travel at a re markable slow rate. It is this inclerity which gives them their doubtful charac ter, as an electrical bolt is supposed to be one of the leading emblems of velos ily- Lightning, when it meets with an ob struction in its course, frequently shat ters the non-conducting object, dispers ing and bursting substances assunder in every direction, as if they had been pharged vvitfy gunpowder. The stone pinnacle of a church in CprnwalJ tyas struck by lightning, and one fragment weighing three hundred pounds was hurled sixty yards to the southward, an other four hundred yards to the north, and a third to the southwest In 1838, the top-gallant mast of H* M. ship Rod ney was literally pul up into chips by a flash of lightning, the sea being strewn with the fragments as if the carpenters had been sweeping their shavings over T board. Sometimes, in striking a tree T>r mast, the electric fluid will slice it in jto long shreds or filaments, so that it 500 “ 4 do BY GEORGE W. BEJVSETT mil appear like a huge broom or a bun* die oflaths. Lightning bolts will occa sionally dash through resisting objects tearing great openings, as in a Cor nish church, where apertures were ‘ made in the solid wai! of the belfry four teen inches square and six inches deep, And as truly regular as if cut out by art. In other instances, small holes are drill ed which are surprising lor their perfect circularity csf form. Window-panes have been frequently pierced in this fashion, without affecting the rest of the glass, In forming these apfrrturesf 1 . tr burr or project ion is left upon'the edges. .Juvenile electricians are in the habit of .tokirg" holes in cards bypassing dis charges through them, when a burr or ‘projection will be observed on both sides of the orifice. Sometimes a single dis charge will produce two holes in a card, each puncture marked by a single bnrr, one on the upper and the other on the under side of the card. In some in stances, the results ure such as to sug gest that a Hash may be split up into -several firey filaments before it stiikes an object. In 1777, a weather cock of tinted copper was hurled by a thunder bolt from the top of a church in Cre mona, and upon inspection, it was found to he pierced with eighteen hums; in t ttine of them the Turr was conspicuous on one side, and in nine it was promi nent nn the other, while the slopes of -he burr was identical in all Among the curiosities of lightning are what is termed “fuigui ities,” or tubes, which the lightning constructs when it falls upon a silliciaus spot, by fusing the sand. They may be called casts of thunderbolts. In some hiiiocks of sand in Cumberland, England, these hollow tubes have been found from one-fiftieth to two inches in diameter, tapering per haps to a mere point. The entire ex tent of the tubes may be thirty feet, but they usually separate into numerous brenches, and have the appearance of the skeleton of an inverted tree. They are lined with glass as smooth and perfect as it it had been made in a glass-house.— fVaverly Magazine. FACETIOUS IDEE-TALK , The Rev. Dr, Bishop, late President ’the University a( Oxford, Ohio, was ,pr£#j.cl»tn-£«T» a little school house not far from college, on a hitter cold day. A man who was much the worse for liquor opened the door several times and’looked in, but did not enter. The doctor’s attention was at length attract ed, and in his Scbtch-Irish way he call out to him:— "Come in, men! come in and hear the Gospel!” -The invitation was accepted, and the r»ian took a seat by the stove. The heat fired up the liquor with which he was soaked, and he soon gave such signs of drunken sickness that the doc tor, thinking his Gospel was doing good, cried, — "Turn him out! turn him out ! ” The poor fellow was put to the door, but waked up just enough to sputter out as he went, — "Such preaching as that is enough io make a dog sick.” The proprieter of a large public house in Cork was observed on the day of the funeral to be very demonstrative in his outward manifestations of mourn ing. Not only did he appear in a suit of black with along crane hat-hand, but the shutters were kept strictly closed; not a chink was allowed to be tray the nature of the liquid merchandise within. "How is it,” asked a gentleman "that you are gri wing "for Father Mathew’s death! I should have thought you would rather have rejoiced at it.” "Ah. yer honor,” said the man, with that indiscrihable wink of mingled cun ning and drollery, which none but an Irish eye can contrive to execute, "sure I wouldn’t sell a drop of whiskey to night, if I didn’t put up my shutters up to-day. Near the city of St. Joseph’s, a few davs since, the rite of baptism was per formed on a number of females by im mersion in the river. As it was winter, it vvas necessary to cut a hole in the ice, and the novelty of the scene attracted n large crowd, among whom were several Indians, who looked on iu wandering silence. They retired without under standing the* nature or object of the cer emony they had seen; but observing that all the subjects of immersion were females, and getting a vague idea that it was to make them good, the Indians came back a fe,w days afterward, bring ing their squaws with them, ond cutting another hole in the ice, near the same place, immersed each and all of them, in spite of their remonftraops, being very sure if it was good for the whites, it was quite as well for the reds. There is philosophy in the following? If kissing were not lawful The lawyer* would not use it; And if it were not pious, The clergy would not choose it/ And if *t»-ere not a dainty thing, The ladies would not crave it! And if it were not plentiful The poor girls could not have it. At a railway station an old iady said to a very poinpous-looking gentleman, who was talking about steam communi cation, "Fray, sir, what is steam?” "Steam, ma’am, is, ah!—steam is— eh! ah’-*—steam is—steam!” "I knew that chap couldn't tell ye,” snid a rough-looking fellow standing by; "but steam .is a bucket of water in a tremendous perspiration. ** Tophani Beauclerk was a strangely absent-minded person. One clay he had a party coming dawn to dinner, and just before their arrival he went up stairs to change his dress. He (a’•fret all about them, thought it was b«d-tiirie, and got into bed. A servant who entered his room to tell him his guests were waiting for him, foetid hun fast asleep'. A south-western editor curiously an nounced his p!an9 and purposes for New Year’s day as follows; "We shall lux uriate over our dinner until about four o’clock, when we shall go out and slide on a smootiv plank for half an hour, Meter’ for another half hour, and then pitch cents till d ok. In the evening we shall go a-courting.” An Englishman boasting to an Irish- R!Sn that porter was meat and drink, soon after became very drunk, and re turning home, foil into a ditch, where Pat discovered him for some time, ex claimed: "And faith you said it was meat and drink to you; but by my soul it is a much better thing, for it is wash ing and lodgin'*, too!” "Why, Tom, how' are you, my good fellow! Where have you been lor a week back?” "Why, I’m, better, l have been to Doctor Stieken’s for a strengthening plaster; but how did you know I had a weak back?” An old lady in Connecticut is collect ing all the political papers she can lay her hands on to make soap of. She says "they are a despot sight better than ashes—they are most as good as clear her "Miss Brown, I have been to learn how to tel! fortunes,” said a young fel low to a brisk hrunnettc; "just give me your hand, if you please* ” "[.a! Mr. White, how s sudden voj.t are! Wei!, go ask pa.” TEX RULES TO BE OBSERVED IX M.IKI.YG BUTTER. ; In making good butter there are sev j erai nice operations to he gone through j with, which requires an eye to cleanli- Sness, forethought and some little expo- I rience. Ist. On milking clean, fast, yet gent ly regularly twice a day, depends the success of the dairyman. Bad milkers should not be tolerated in a herd; better pay double the- price for good ones. 2nd. Straining is quite simple, but it should be borne in mind that two pans, about half full each, will produce a grealer amount of cream than the same amount if in but one pan. The reason of this is the greater surface. 3. Scalding is quite an important feature in the way of making butter in cool weather. The cream rises much quicker, milk keeps sweet much longer, the butter iso! a better color, and churn in one-half the time. 4. Skimming should always he dune before the milk becomes foppered, oth wise much of the cream turns to whey ; and is lost. 5. Churning, whether done by hand or otherwise, should occupy forty or fifty minutes. 6. Washing in cold soft water is one of iis preserving qualities, at d should be continued till it shows no color of the milk by the use of the ladle. Very hard water is highly charged with lime and must in a measure impart to if its alkaline properties. 7. Salting is necessarily done with the best kind of ground salt. The quantity varies according to the state it is in when taken Irorn the churn, if soft., more—if hard, less—always taking the taste for the surest guide. 8* First working, after about twen ty-four hours, is for the purpose of giv ing it a greater compactness. 9. Second working takes place at the time of packing, and when the butter has dissolved the salt, that the brine may be worked out. 10. Packing is done with the hands or with a butter-mall ; and when butter is put into wooden vessels, they should be soaked two or three days in strong brine, before using. After pack ing cover the butter with a wet cloth, and put a layer of salt upon it. In this way the salt can easily be removed at any time by taking hold of the edges ot the cloth Butter made in this way will keep any length of time required. jggr Col. John W. Forney will shortly commence the publication of a new democratic journal (daily) ip Phtla delphia, to be called The Press. EDITOR ARD PROPRIETOR. WHOLE NUMBER 99. CAN we have pure water in ST PAUL. Thia As an important question to the fifty thousand prospective inhabitant* of this city; bat it is one very readily solved, and that, too, in a .manner very satisfactorily. Captain. Arnold Syherg, Civil Engineer, the jgeufJeman who su per i rheum d the introduction of spring water into the Fuller House, has been employed for some weeks in an exami nation of the 1 ground, and taking levels, between the city nnd Cakes Como ami Phitlan, to ascertain’ their feasibility and comparative advantages for supplying the-.city with wiiter, The level of Lake Phitlan is (bund to be sixty lcet higher than tii ' foot of the Capitol steps, and one hundred and sixty-seven feet aboye the level of the Mississippi river; and warsr.from this lake would spread over all I tie lower part of the city, and all the upper town except the bhrflb. Two lines were run from Lake Pl;a!an, one of which, the straight iine, woukt require a small tunnel to be excavated, and has a serious objection, as to *.#»*. The other line will require pipes h, be laid down, for a length of three rnvlcs. to the reservoir, which would he probe nly built near the De Scto street. The deepest cut by this line would ho sixteen and a half s .* ll considering five feet depth lor pipe*, is iky ei-iVvn nnd a half feel more than an prountl of a proper level. The practic-abd'*.* of ob taining a full supply of water from ihit* hike, for fifty thousand inbfibitau s, U thus fully demonsirnb 4 An oxamb s* no of Lake Cemo reveals the hid that i:« level is‘29 feet higher than that of Phalon’s lake. Como is 19ii feet above the level of the Mississippi river, ami wib force water 89 feet high er than the Capitol steps. This addi tional height over Phalon’s lake will ex tend the water to various portions of the bluff. There were two lines run from this lake to the oitv, one of which, the straightest, runs through marsh, and requires the additional cost of masonry to enclose, the pipes, rmi has other objec tions. The other line will require pipes to be laid for 2 1-2 miles; tne deepest cut on this line will be 33 feet, but the average cu t.ng will be about epu&l to that of Phulon’s Lake. The Reservoir would be located probably in the vicin ity of Summit Avenue. We are informed fay Capt. ?yborg, to whom we are indebted for the above fig* ures. that it is altogether feasible to ob tain an nburdant supply rf water from either of the two lah os The difference in the cost of laying pines from either lake would be so slight as to he probably more than overcome by the advantage of ground in constructing reservoirs. The present surveys of Cap*. Syberg are merely preliminary, and we are not aware that the Water Company will se lect either of the lakes at this time. Before the i iers can he laid, there will he several questions to he sett'ed, as to how deep the frost penetrates, the na ture of tiie prounds for reservoirs, &.c. As to the quality of water to be had from either lake, we presume there is very little difference of opinion. The water of both lakes is very clear and pure, and such that any city may bo proud of having in use for its citizens. The Water Company, for whom the present examinations were made, wo learn, purpose to have all their plana and arrangements made so as to have their works completed during next year. In the meantime our citizens can only sav, “Heaven speed the work/’ anti waif patient'?. Pwmer end Democrat, The Cbofs >n North Carolina— - The Sate rsuns, though amounting in some localities to fr? abets, have been of great benefit to the growing crops. The ravages of the chinch bug have no doubt been arrested, nrd the corn is likely to get such a st?m ua. limy will damage it hut little hereafter. The wheat and oat crop have been reaped, and the yield of the former t* represented as very h'« ge. Notti? Caf-« olina has probably made one-fourth more wheat this year flies ever hereto fore. Prices at present are pretty well maintained; but with the abttcdsnt yield in this country, and the promise of a, good harvest in Europe, the article, w* think, must undergo coaatderable de cline. The corn in this section, though small for the time reached in the season, is yet looking remarkably well. The color is good and the plant is growing rapidly under a not sun and occasional showers.. We learn that in Johnston, Sampson, Duplin, Wayne. Pitt, Onslow, and other counties east of this the corn is very promising. A large crop was put in; and we may look for full cribs, fat cattle, sleek horses, and an abundance ibr eve rybody during the next year. The cotton is snriaN. *t ieaet Hwx weeks behind time. The probabilityl# that a full crop will uot be realixe&tr The sarpe is true as to tob&CCs.yr Chartnkm (<s. 0.) Murcvry.