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Dee. 9th 1858.
V» ill some of our subscribers who in
tend paying in wood, send us some dry
.:-.!':' We fire very much in want of it
•:nd cannot keep the office going unless
.v-1 got some inore soon.
I .:i of the amount of grain received in
payment of cue year's subscripiton to the
£?L Cloml E O A
=ture id
VSTi rial
is a Minnesota institution, of
a.l Linuesotians are in duty bound
I rou i. It is in the city of St. An
', s::u:Uc:l on an eminence overlook
,.:::• and from its observatory
ting a ries of magnificent views.
twin cities of St. Anthony and
ea: olis lay at our icet, with JN'icolet
I, tho proposed future Capital of the
I..AY crowned with a dense forest,
a lit tie above the Falls and many
gleam: of the flashing river in its
pearl, when we saw it, making a
u:s panorama and one we can ima-
gine as stiil more inviting when the
is exchanged for emerald.
t.-i un\ ""lv:^'e" natural advantages, and
he ah.u iabIo succession of
ud woodlands, lakes and ri
and on to ihe Rocky Moun
homes and broad farms
ill dm.?, to understand
vers roliin
t'ie&ery eye of th
•*v\,'iv/. i^ree1'"
he liuman race,
million. "m"
wn favom
"cs in damp
HI our
and, are groping
cellars and dark,
'lions 'of hands
at res want
When ml
•Si'il'iivns ol
sver b-?on
a 0
Two" bushels
Three bushels
rive bushc'.s
Five bupueis
Seven ushcls
heat FOOT bushels
Ten pounds
Thirty pounds
I'ork Twenty pounds
ame roportion for six months.
reduce to be delivered at the
Lower town,
the Flaneing Mill.
of the railroad
:se graueu una
view through the
Stillwater, opening a
bluffs and forests to
reaui.y suggests its idea o" path for the
sun lisc of civilization to flow in upon' the
Aiidcrccss, lying in full view to the West.
On the one side lie millions of acres of the
most inviting and ibrtil? land on this con
tinent, inhabited by bears, wolves, elk,
builalo and 'the ilk and to the other side,
wo look straight down the pathway of that
great magician, "the iron horse''' which is
shortly to cover these broad acres with
thousands and thousands of happy, pros
perous homes for the honest sons and
eastern horizon,
path ibr
daughters of toil, who now work for the
privilege of living on the smallest possible
portion of man's heritage, this green and
ir!orioU3 earth.
standing in that ob-
*y, looking ov
try so snarce'h
the broad expanse
occupied, tliinkinir
ng wrong.
•sed with.
with the
•nntrjr we to be
-. r"
whole kjtx
'ioa millra
feet converted
manufacturing: fbr
vrkh too horizon shutting down
•«s the most *. and invigo
ca^ahJo ofrcn.^°S hread, and
swaiy home.'?. uncounted
«memb rixjg* the*
7 for
work which is comlnL* u'» fi'om
•J! path
iiluminjitev ity
great eivilizer, its
..ng along with his long traii*18
health seekers, who must
short!}' pour along its iron way.
the ''Winslow House" itself!-*~
There is something of it beside the obser
vatory. Down below arc vstories upon sto
ries—we do not remember how many—oi'
cosy chambers, pleasant dressing rooms
and long halls, all finished and furnished
in a style of luxury which is seldom equal
ed in first class Eastern hotels.
Tho house is built of a handsome blu
stone and the walls are about three
feet thick of solid masonry. This gives
it an air. of imposing grandeur, such as one
connects witK the idea of old ancestral cas-.'
tie?, while the high ceilings, large and
merous windows, and predominance
••white and bright coloring in walls andjfur-
nover, in any placo, seen
house where French luxury and sprightli
ncss were so combined with English solid
ity and comfort.
The "Winslow House" wurst become a
favorite resort for invalids and pleasure
seekers. The Allegheny Mountain air, to
which invalids resort for health, is not
nearly so pure and invigorating as our
Minnesota atmosphere, while the opportu
ties for boating, rid'fog, driving and limit
ing and all maim
er 0
door exercises
are unsurpassable. When invalids can en
joy this, with u0 luxurious comfort and
quiet ot sucn hotel—if there are any
more sue a—-thousands must learn to avail
themselves of it.
Vfhiio at the "Winslow" we did not
1 car loud word, a rattle of an impudent
bcal, or clatter of any kind—no noise or
confusion any more than in the most or
derly private family. True, the house
was not full, but there wore plenty cf
guests to have got upji tremendous rush,
if the whole machinery of the establish
ment hud not been working on greased
hinges—had not been properly arranged
and thoroughly managed. The thicknoss
of the walls and softness of the carpets do
mtich .to insure quiet but the gcntle
manly supervision of the clerk, Capt. A
RG'W and orderly movements of the ser-
vants make confusion impossible.
The hails are heated and the cooking
principally done by steam. Two superb
pianos furnish visiters'with an opportuni
ty for home sounds and the culinary de
partment is in that perfection that even
the bread, butter, cream, tea and coffee
are of the first quality.
a a
On our outside'we reinsert the commu
nication of "Miller and Swisshelm",
merchants of St. Cloud, on'Minnesota and
its resources. So many people wanted ex
tra copies to send East, that although we
puhshed an unusually large edition it is
entirely exhausted and there is a demand
for more.
We endorse the statements, all save the
number of teams passing through to Fra
zer River. We think the writer overesti
mates the number. W have no way of
ascertaining exactly how many have pas
sed, but do not think it has quite reached
one hundred.
Then we think the writers are mistaken
about winter wheat, having yetto be tried.
We had what we consider perfectly reli
able information of three fields of winter
wheat in this neighborhood last season,
which yielded bountifully.
One gentleman who had examined it as
sured us he had never seen so fine a field stituted authorities
of wheat as one of those was, and ho had
come from the wheat districts of Illinois.
We have no kind of doubt about this
country being better for winter wheat than
any part of Pennsylvania and they grow
very good wheat there.
The process of winter killing wheat has
always been described as thawing and
freezingjthawing and freezing. Here the
winter is nothing but shining and freez
ing,shining and freezing. The thawing is
all left out and so their can be no vomit
ing out of the roots as iu the sudden freez
es, succeeding rains, which are so common
in more Southern winters.
Then we cannot understand the ground
for doubt about success in raising fruit
here. True, several people have planted
trees which have died but come to en
quire they were planted as people plant
posts and many of.them left as rubbing
stakes for cattle, while the grasshoppers
killed ninety nine hundreths of the few
that had survived.
The trees we brought from Pcnnsylva
were all killed by them but five goos
bushes of the finest varieties have
"-, and wc never saw bushes do bet-
A neighK
brought fruit
winter before lais
that any white setv
t'^y were killed by
la grapes shared the ss..
that severe winter, came
woo came a year previous
tees which outlived the
'. the most severe season
o*uart and the supply appears
rasshoppers. Psabel-
ue fate, lived over
out vigorously in
the spring and were devoui berries equal
In a country where black. cents per
to th? "Lawton, sell for \oui nlimited,
which abound with plums, be*h
blue, with strawberries, gooseb erries
grapes and where the white tho?rn
cherry, butternut and sugar inapi S
in abundance wc can see no reason
peradventurc about all the hardier
doing well.
Maine is in the same latitude and it a
bounds with fine orchards, and wc expect
nitun* takes away all nought of tho gloom whispered a doubt about theft iture cider} about
usually attached/to muimve Buildings, Q\ory% llyour
&'<$ of apples, cheries, quinces and pe
to see the bovs nelt with Minncsota grown 1 vet
apples every infidel who has .vrittcn or
that In
In our last issue, we underestimated the
number of Indian hunters in our vicinity,
because it is a subject so apt to iuduce
cxagcration that wc could not rely implic
itly on the reports brought in.
We arc now convinced there arc from
two to three hundred men, with a full
complement of women and children, or
squaws and pappooscs. They are Sioux
and occupy several different encampments
West and South-west of us, the nearest
seven miles back. Reliable, cautious men
think they have killed full one thousand
head of deer, beside a goodly number of
bears and other game.
Our citizens arc very much dissatisfied
with these incursions of our savage neigh-
bors and claim that the United States
Authorities .should prevent those forays,
and that if they do not, the inhabitants
should organize and drive the hunters
back into their own territory.
If our deer were protected from these
savage foes it appears as if, in a few years,
they would be surpassingly abundant
and it is not only wild animals that the
Indians claim as their prey. In every
neighborhood where they come, cattle are
driven off, vacant houses robbed and provis
ions stolen wlnle the settlers are kept on the
perpetual alert to watch their property
and resist the most importunate and per
severing system of beggary.
I produces a strange effect upon one's
preconceived ideas of these sons of the
forest," to see ten or a dozen of them
crowding into a cabin, scowling and threat
ening, or whining and sniffling, to obtain
a small supply of beans, potatoes, wheat,
corn, pork, old clothes, or any other sup-
ply which would be sought or excepted by
the most abject pauper in an Eastern city.
They remind us more of the descriptions
writers give of the Lazaroni of Italy, than
the Indian of romance, with whom wc be
came acquainted in early life.
They are simply a set of lazy, impudent
beggars, affecting to despise the arts of
civilized life while most anxious to avail
themselves of the proceeds of these arts,
provided they can do so by begging or
stealing, which they regard as honorable,
while working is quite beneath their dig
This is the common fooling here and
while we cannot help sharing it, would
counsel forbearance, on the part of the
white settlers. I is wiser and better to
suffer loss, than to have any serious per
sonal difficulty with the Ec men. Their
incursions into our territory should be laid
beiore the Indian Department, and let the
matter be dealt with by the regular, con-
It may be that the
Indians and whites have different under
standings of the treaty by which they
sold these lands and it may be that the
consideration has not been fully paid to
them. As the whites are the stronger
and wiser party they should not be
readily provoked.
In the worst view of the ease, these In
dian marauders arc not so bad as the
thousands of loafers and paupers of civili
zed life, who live upon the industry of
But talk about the severity of our cli
mate! Here are these Indian children
running barefoot and almost naked over
the snow, and the thermometer below zero
while they sleep under the shelter of a
little bramble, some withered leaves and
a few deer skins. "Dressing up warm" is
evidentty all a freak of old Madame Fash
One class of her retainers go about with
their clothes carefully held off from their
persons two or three feet by steel hoops,
another go without the clothes, and a
third swathe themselves in a manner that
would astonish a bear or buffalo while
each one fancies he or she has the most
comfortable encasement imaginable.
Thc Planer & Democrat is growling
^er lias seen here but because wc are satisfied with ourself gen
erall}". What an envious little monster
The fact that conscience and his lookins
glass keep grinning at him until he is all
out of conceit of himself, may be a good
reason why he should keep throwing peb
bles at folks who are more fortunate but
it cannot justify him in telling untruths,
and and putting his ugly, clumsy sentences
and between our handsome, porcelain teeth,
vild You must be a Moccasin, Mr. Pioneer,
w. and no Democrat, or you would not have
I stated that we said wc were bound to
reate a sensation!"
It was you who, supposing we were a
to rival your long drawn efforts in
ic, made the sensible announcement,
on we assume that if you are cor-
*.t, that
sensation is bound to be created.
learn to tell the truth
alters at least, and reserve
small n.
f-r J-vea^ occcasions,
is in
Some thoughtless or malicious person
has strewn poisoned meat about town with
the idea of killing wolves and foxes and
a number of those irresponsible guardians
on frontier life—good dogs, have been
STEARNS, 1ms lost a valuable ani-
mal and "our Bruno," a large black
Newfoundland, belonging to II. Z. MITCH
ELL, and brought from Pittsburg, tho
faithful guardian of the house by night,
and playmate of the children by day, has
fallen a victim.
In endeavoring to administer camphor
to the animal when too late, I H-
ELL had three of his fingers bitten, one
severely and we have all been very anx
ioab lest SOBie of the poison might have
entered the wounds but they have been
well lathed in spirits of camphor, and
small portions of the gum taken into the
stomach, and as this drug is the antidote
to stryenine, we hope the danger is avert
Wc would not wish the thoughtless ner
son the sorrow and tears brought to our
family by the announcement Bruno is
A Correspondent wishes to know if we
will take corn in payment of subscriptions
made prior to our announcement of want
ing produce. W answer, YE S S I
and glad to get it.
We will take, in payment of any bill
due the DEMOCRAT, anything good to eat,
wear or use about house, shop, barn or
wood-shed any kind of provender for
cattle any kind of live stock, except
skunks and panthers axes—helves or
handles hoes, rakes or spades trowels
or carpenters tools gold trinkets, good
clean rags, town lots, or a few acres of
swamp land.
Man wants but little here below," I
but this is not the case with woman.—
We want anything and everything that
can be of use to man, woman, child or
animal and, especially, we want a large
list of subscribers who will pay in some
Any one who wants the DEMOCRAT
need not be deterred from taking it on
account of the hind of payment. W
will take dried mosquitoes, or even Vir
ginia Lauds, at reasonable rates, if he has
nothing else to offer. So, Mr. send on
your corn. I is pretty nearly as good as
dimes, and any body takes dimes.
Mr. Douglas.
There is a general impression that
DOUGLAS will be returned to S. Sen
ate but, from his position we look
upon it as quite impossible he should ac
cept an election from the Legislature elect
of Illinois.
The issue before election was plainly
put for or against his return to Senate,
lie accepted the principle of submitting
the question of "wh shall be Senator?"
to the test of a popular vote, and entered
into the canvass upon the ground of
popular sovereignty "—th right of the
majority to rule. A large majority of
the people of Illinois voted against him
and his self respect will undoubtedly pre
vent his going to Washington against
the will of the people. To a man who
had not so placed himself upon the plat
form of the right of the majority, there
would be nothing especially derogatory in
taking advantage of that unfair apportion
ment of the State which makes the Leg
islature the representative of a minority
of the people, but at the same time it
would be unfair, and contrary to the true
spirit of a representative government.—
How then would it do for the great Cham
pion of "Popular Sovereignty" to stulti
fy all his professions and principles, and
become the Representative of a minority
I would never do and in order to re
tain his hold upon the respect, admiration
and sympathy of the popular heart, he
must, per force, decline an election by
this minority Legislature.
will doubtless wait and try again."
E E S W hy do not some of our
gentlemen move in the matter of getting
up a series of lectures for the Winter
The last winter's course "was a decided
success and should induce a like series
this winter.
We^think Messrs Croffut of St. Antho
ny and llev Ames of Minneapolis could be
induced to visit, and favor us with one
lecture each. Several gentlemen of our
own place are permitting their eloquence
to rust and we move that the School Di
rectors or some voluntary committee set
them at work, furbishing up their ideas.
Will E N I N E call at our office
W fear his adverti*ment is not legal.
Ihere is a great plcntifulness of venison I ffi? !°/cthf,c!03c
The Rev. T. E Inman, of the Baptist
church, has killed eight deer this season
education, on account of diseased lungs,
left a flourishing congregation in Chicago
and has taken his station hero, on the out
posts of civilization, where he is much re
spected as the pastor of two small congre
gations and is finding health as well as
venison in his hunting excursions.
Mr Inman is a regular pioneer pnacher
of the John the Baptist class, who eat lo
custs and wild honey, and are clothed with
camels hair and have a leather girdle a
bout their loins, men who go before to'
prepare the way for another class of lab
rers, men who, like Luther, plow the
field and leave the harrowing, rolling and
crop gathering to their successors. Ho
spends his Sabbaths and part of oilier
days preaching the Gospel in destitute pla-'
ccs and, in a great measure suppoi i. his
family by his rifle. May great success at-1
tend the earnest, iron, old man in both
his fields of labor,for he deserves success,
Mr. Noel has taken some three or four
since our last report.
Messrs Aldcn and Taylor have shot five,
Of Mr. Freeman's number we have lost
count, but he is consid ered the most sue
cessful hunter in town. E. Garlington
killed ono doc and lawyer Sweet of Sauk
Ilapids, last week, shot a fine buck as he,
Mr. Sweet not the buck, stood in, a door
of the Hyperborean Hotel, which is in the
centre of that town which last fall polled I
ninety two bona fide votes.
Venison is six cents a pound and last
fall we had the good fortune to obtain a
supply of Cranberries, the finest we ever
saw a
John Mc,Donald had 385
J. Broker U48
For County Surveyor.
Nicholas Smith hrul 407
For County Treasurer.
J. IT. Linneman had 'J05
Vote—on the Question of the DLviiion of
the County.
For the Division of the County ?7
Against 027
For the Law creating the Co. of Mono
g:tlia, 49
Against 42
The late Railroad Decision.
and o„ hunters are returning W from S S S S S O
the chase.
Chase of the Protestant
ui rrotestan apis-
51,50 per bushel. The year p:e
per bushel and delicious turnips for ten,
one is not at a loss to make a dinner.
ro gj \~j t-z
Wm. II. Wood -147 158 153 TGI
ThosC. Mc.Clure 465 175 150 796
A. P. Whitney 390 181 155 7'29
Lndwig Itobers 2t»7 125 82 504
R. G. Bnrdick 287 123 81 491
U. S. Willcy 285 142 80 BIS
For Clerk of the District Court.
N P. Clark had 450
L. A. Evans 28-3
For County Auditor.
vious we gathered our own cranberries security specified. The Bill WHS pressed
and with venison steaks at six cents per
To Tan EniTOit OF THE
ST. CLOUD DEMOCRAT. The-, recent decis
ion of the Supreme Court, re/fusing to th the '.
State a priority of lien over a\l other bonii- rr
holders of the Minnesota and ?acific Railroad 1
Company, has elicited various comment's. By OUS
some, the State Treasury isdeemed less secure
acres for eac lineanother0
and 1 jranchequaadvance
in of
There is no doubt that it is what the Legis
lature intended, in proposing this Amendment.
The bill first required each of the Companies
to convey to the State 120 sections or 76,800
acres of land. This quantity was doubled,
made 240 sections or 153,000 acres, upon a
clear and definite understanding in the Senate,
that the Companies were to be.allowed to raise
money bj- negotiating bonds of the p«me class
as those held by tho State: The Compaite
were respectively required to complete SO
pound and plenty of cranberry sauce, the! nature of the securities. The people in a
finest potatoes in tke world at fifteen cents] greeing to accept '[first mortgage bonds/'
im 1 0 I
a 5 a of
copal church has taken his second. This daimin «hat .«uch a restriction was uim
gentleman, who is of polished mannersand S tionof S 1
these bonds were to have priority to
other bonds. The legislative debates
the Bill were not familiar to the mass
voters and ••01112
tililt I
For the D'cmacrat
I tani
to the payment of the semi-annual instalments
of interest. At this time,' second mortgnge instead of a fair business transaction, in
bonds would be entirely unavailable for "that ^.p,:c]1 iQt\a parties were of age and com
ov any other purpose: subscriptions to capital
stock can not now be obtaimed, and therefore i5, nwnfes.
the sale of the first mortgag bonds will doubt
less enable the Companies to exonerate the
Treasury. In this point of-view, the late de- DOG SLED.—We saw a dog-sled for the
cision adds to the security of the State. 1 j.i
i»k„ at.*. 1... «..»«.• wiwiwiM.. 1 lust time last week. One of the enu-
Tne State has an ezclmi ve Hen nporfthe fu
ture revenues of the roacls and an exclusive title grants to Frazer river had become dis
to 153,000 acres of. land.. Some doubt ha« L,nnrflo.rt|1 «,n,] f,™, U^.u
and and quantity
as often as twenty cont inuous miles arc com
pleted. The Minnesota and Pacific road hav
ing amain and branch line, might sell, and
has transferred to the State the right, to sell,
the whole 153,600 aores in two bodies, each
resting [as the law iroquires] on a continuous
length of twenty miles of the projected roads, harness of buffalo hide.
Having thus complied with the loan Amend
iuent, the Company asked the State to make
common cause with other bondholders, who
may put their money into the road and not in
sist on a "priority of lien," which would clfec
tually prevent any investment [at least for a
long time] beyond the amount, of the State
Credit. The Supreme Court has decided that
such is the true intent and meaning of the
another proposition by Mr. Senator tmith,
giving tho mortgage bonds held by the Stat*
apjikmty of lien over till other bonds, WM
VQtod*down. Whenever proposed in eitL«r
housfc, it shared the same fate—the friends of
But it urged, that the Company may is«u»
an excessive amount of first mortgage bon*.
Not so. By a Trust Deed of Jaly 31st, 1858
the Company T* solemnly agreed, that uo
bonds shall bo issued except countersigned and
registered by h'u-cc disinterested Trustees
that the total amount shall never exceed $35,
000 per mile and Aha even these shall not
issue except as the WoIrJc progresses in forty
mile sections, The Company has no other
interest except in selling the bonds at or near
pa,-—hence the above safeguards. In addi
tion, the Company, since tie decision of the
Supreme Court, has voluntarily executed a
Supplemental Trust Deed, giving the Gover
noi-the right to act as Trusted, if necessary
the security of the State t.n sell out the
v.-J-,!- road, charter, and lands of the Company
iu sixtj days* or in time !o prevent any dc
iault in r-r,\ hient of interest on felhUe bonds.
"Iii.: hoth sides" is a good motto. Your
covrosp. a Sent deems the stlitemen.'. that tho
?t \!V?
secure now than beforo *hc late
judicial decision, to he an error—whence the
present comiaunicaiion. Let there ho no at
tempt to prejudice this fjuestion. Every re
jlecting man should rend the opinions of"
Judges Everett and Flandreau, andjudg'e for
himself. If, a3 a government and people, we
can coopert'e in pushing forward the ra&road
enterprises, 1859 will be the most prosperous
year in our annals.
Our columns arc always open to both
sides of every question and especially to
any side of the railroad interest, but in
reading the letter of our correspondent wo
are not fu'ly convinced that he is right.—
i'he fact that the Pacific road alone refus
ed the State a prior iien as security, goes
to prove that the Governor is right.
If the Pacific road cannot negotiate
loans on second ek.:s mortgage bonds, how
shall the other companies negotiate {hem
Moreover we think the people of Min
nesota, in voting for the Lo.in Bill under
stood that they were to be'secured'by first
liens, ns well by the other two classes of
the people because of the unusual
had no idea that all the bonds of the com
panies were to be first and the disagree
ment, at this early day. about the meaning
of the Biii, the haggling about the incaa
ing of these unimportant looking wordn
"an amount of looks as if the Bill had
been framed on'purpose to^eiitrap the peo
hen a law is to be submitted to
people it ought to be so i'ramed_fkat even
a woman could understand it.
The Loan
»And as
fnvi mnrigntj
Bill i
to ,'.
shall Le in an
security an amount cj
ds tu iccrds, lands
the respective companies
.'•/.-•'/'j Bonds issued,
to the. Treasurer of
nc cf the issue vj the
State at the
lie JjOilds.
Everybody understood bv this, that
behind the bill to debates
looks like a trick. Dad tho Bill been
orought before the people with a special
e, granting or recognizing the right
of th companies to is^n^ /even times the a
inount oi oonds on an equal looting with
tho of tho State, wo have no doubt they
would have v. ted for it, as it does appear
3 issuing of such bonds is impcr
the speo-Jy completion of at least
1. and their object was to expedito
Iding of the roads.
Kill was an c^rc^sion of a gener
on the part of the people.—
shoul.ds have been ami
,.,. ,, .. ...
while, on the other hand, tne- right, of the Com
pany to raise money by the negotiation of first candidly dealt with. Tlie vrhole affair
mortgage bonds, is regarded as ^dispensable
a 110]ltical
.. ,, 1 cuuidsruu cii'vi liiiiiovi Uiiua. iviicu near me
been expressed whetner t,hese lands can le
sold immediately, but fmj Land Grant clearly Mountains, travelling home on a dog-sled,
gives the right to sell 12 sections or 76,800
hnn tlio
oak board, about seven feet lon*
and twenty inches broad, apparently split
from the log dressed smoothly and turned
upward at the front end. Three dogs,
two wolf and 0:0 black Indian dog, were
hitched to thi i, tandem, with thongs and
Two buffalo
robes, a blanket, shot gun and 751bs of
pemican wore the return outfit of the
traveller, who was alone and iu fine health.
Ho informed us that a train of sixty
dogs and some English noblemen might
be expected here about this time, from
Selkirk Settlement.
S A E HO A 1 A company of men
have gone out to op-en up tho new State
l\oa.d to Breckinridge. They arc cutting
through the heavy timber at this end oi
the route.

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