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A JANE O. SWISSHELH, VOL 2. ST CLOUD DEMOCRAT OFFICEON THE WESTERN BANK OF THE ffi*SIfflE?H WM, 8o MILES ABOVE THE FALLS OF ST. ANTHONY, OPPOSITE THE STEAMBOAT LANDING. TERMS One eopy, one year, $4,00 3,00 7,00 12,00 20,00 Two copies, one year, Fire copies, one year, Ten Twenty Payment must invaaiably hemade in advto RATES OF ADVERTISING One column, one year, $60,00 Half column, 36,00 One-fourth of a column 20,00 One square, (ten lines or less) one week, 1,00 Business Cards not over six lines, 6,00 Over six lines and under ten, 7,00 Legal Advertising: Sixty cents a folio first insertion, 40 cents all subsequent insertions. All letters of business to be directed to the EDITOR. a S E E N I E ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAV\ ST* CLOTTID, Lower Town. Will make collections, invest money, buy, ctll or loan land Warrants, and enter purchase or dispose of Real Estate. A E S E ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW,know S OLOTJ3D, Lower Town. Will make collections, invest money, buy, sell or loan Land Warrants, and enter, purchase or dispose of Real Estate. WM. J. PARSONS, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Orrics WASHINGTON AVKNUK, Corner of Monroe Street—Monti's Building ST. CLOUD Min GEO. A. NOtTRSE, (Late oi St. Anthony,) ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, OHCK ISI McCLUNG'S (PHCKNIX) BLOCK, NrAK THE But DOE. ST. A Min. W S O O E ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW S A RAPIDS Min. S A N O N O O S O E WHOLKSALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN BOOKS, STATIONARY, WALL PAPER, FISHING TACKLE, POCKET CUTLERY, FANCY ARTICLES, TOYS, &c. Three doors above the Tremont Hotel. St. Anthony, Min. Juna, 10. 1868 vollnol3,l E E E & E N E N A IB-eYILSriKIIEIEtS, NORTH-WESTERN LAND&COLLECTlNG A E N S I N N E A O I S I N N J. W METZROTH, MERCHANT TAILOR, DEALER in Clothing, Cloths, Cassimeres Vestings, and Gentlemen's Furnishing goods, eo the inspection of which he invites his friends and the publie. decl0,l867-ly T. H. BARRETT Civil Engineer and Surveyor. 'Office on First Street, Lower St. Cloud Maps of aU surveyed lands, and plats of al the leading towns of Northern Minnesota, can had at all times at my office. STEPHEN MILLER. HENRY 8WI8SHKLM E A E S A E AGENC ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA. THE undersigned offer their services to loan money upon best real estate security and to purchase and sell property either real or personal, for a reasonable commission. They have now for sale, at low prices: 20 quarter sections of good land. 60 lots, (some improved,) in St. Clou.d 20 in Nininger addition to St. Paul. 20 in Nininger city, 10 in Mound city, Illinois. MILLER & SWISSHELM1 St. glow*, May 13V1868. BUILDING. FllHE undersigned tales this method of JL forming those who may have houses nuild mills to frame, or carpentry and joiner* any or all of its branches, that he is prepar ed?to*take contracts, and do all kinds of work in this line, on the most reasonable terms and a good, workmanlike manner. A. E. HUSSEY. S. Z. MITCUKLL, Merchant, Lower St. Cloud, Was received a large Stock of New Goods, which he .will sell CHEAP lor CASH. From Sharpe's London Magazine. "THE MAN OVER THE WAY." BY ALFRED W. COLE. When a man has no business of his own to attend to, it is notorious that he is vefy fond of meddling with his neighbor's.— Old half-pay officers, naval or military, un married ladies of uncertain age and small means, widows without encumbrance— these, and a few Others, are the greatest meddlers and busy bodies in creation.— Young men of small fortune and ^profes sion are less inclined to sin in this respect but they can scarcely be said to have noth ing to do, because they generally have a frightful amount qf mischief on their hands to perpetrate and this keeps them so well occupied (ill occupied we should say,) that they have not so much time to attend to other people's affairs as might be imagined. When I avow that I belong to the class of bachelors I have mentioned, a charitable reader will naturally conclude that I am what the French call a nzuvais sujet.— Such is far from the case. Positively I am not aware of any particular amount of iniquity that can be laid at my door. I neither game, drink, keep bad hours, or commit other pecadilloes which go to swell the list of sins usually booked to an idle man's account. Perhaps 1 ought not to take too much credit to myself for my ex emption from these little bachelor infirmi ties—because I am dreadfully in love.— Absorbed as I am in this passion, I have no thoughts to give to dissipation—the idol of my heart possesses them altogether. Lovers arc proverbially selfish they think of no one but themselves. I form no ex ception to the rule, saving in one instance I have long had a terrible curiosity to all about "The Man over the Way but I must be a little more explicit. I live in lodgings, as nineteen bachelors out of twenty ao, unless they have chambers in the Temple. The house in which my rooms are. stands in a narrow street in the neighborhood of Hyde Park. Exactly op posite, occupying a first floor like my self, is the gentleman concerning whom* my cu riosity is excited, end whom I have named "The Man over the Way." He is apparently a man of fifty or sixty years of age, sunburnt in face, and with iron grey hair. is dressed always in a long brown coat, grey trousers and waist coat, and a black neckerchief of the old style—that is to say, two or three yards of silk swathed round his throat, as an Egyp tian mummy is wrapped in linen. There is nothing very remarkable in the man's appearance, and yet he possesses a strange fascination for me. I cannot help think ing of him, and looking at him, and won dering what he is, and who lie is, and whether he has anything to do with my fate for, ridiculous as the last may seem, I cannot divest myself of the idea that this man is bound up in some mysterious way with my history. It i«i perfectly useless to reason with myself on the supposition, and point out its absurdity I believe it, atid I cannot shake my faith by any process of logical induction* in consequence of this idea, I am be come as curious (so far as this individual is concerned,) as any of the old half-pays, or maiden ladies, or unencumbered widows, I have mentioned. I I see a butcher boy with meat in his tray going near the house, I watch to see if he calls there, and won der whether the meat is for the dinner of "The Man over the Way." It I see the Man himself reading, I wonder what book he has, and what he thinks of it. But be yond everything, I wonder what he thinks of me, and what he designs to do regarding mo for I am perfectly certain that he watches me almost as much as I do him self. And yet the reader must not suppose that I think of "The Man over the Way so exclusively as to make me forget my adored Julia—far from it I write to her every day, and the baker's man delivers my letter to the cook, and the cook gives it to the lady's maid and she gives it to Julia herself. The peqpy post would be more expeditious, no doubt, but also there would be no secrecy about it and our eourse of true love runs not smooth, as a curmudgeon of a father has forbidden me the house, and commanded Julia never to think of me again. How foolish these old gentlemen are Mr. Sniggles (that's the papa in question,) by his absurdly unrea sonable conduct, gives pain to Julia and myself, and forces our correspondence to pass through three handW-the maid, the cook, and the baker's man—instead of the more natural and proper one of the post man alone. A for making Julia forget me—talk of making the Ganges remount to its source, or Mont Blanc dwindle to an ant-hill, and you would be about as rea sonable as in supposing that anything could shake the constancy of that angelic girl. And why is she to forget me What have I done to deserve such a sentence The very head and front of my offending is that I have but two hundred and twenty pounds a year private fortune, and don't belong to any profession. Mr. Sniggles declares that it is monstrous to think of mm mm "Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward."—EXODUS, marrying on such a sum, and I quite agree with him but when I suggest the very obvious remedy of his doubling that in come, he flies into a passion, ana says that his daughter shall only marry a man who can support her, which means that he wants to make as cheap a bargain with her as he does with tho hides and skins he imports for he is a leather merehant, and always has an odour of tan about him —at least I think so, though Julia won't allow it.. Julia is an only daughter, and has no mother and although a very sour-faced old virgin (her father's sister) lives with her to watch, and protect, and bore her to death, we manage to meet sometimes in Kensington Gardens and such places. A least we used to meet but alas! we were found out. That wicked old sour-face pre tended one day to be gdiiig into the city to receive her dividends (she has a capital income,) and Julia naturally took the op-which portunity ot dispatching me a note, per the lady's maid, to meet her at our old trysting place. W met—we sa^ on our favorite seat—it is very private, and known only to a few. W talked—wc "Ahem!" went a sharp voice. "Ah!" shrieked Julia. "The devil!" cried I. "Indeed!" said the intruder and the sour-faced aunt stood before us. "My dear madam!" said I swallowing my rage, and determined to try and propi tiate her— "Don't talk to mc, sir: you are a base deceitful man. A for you, Miss"—here she turned to Julia—"come home directly, we shall see whether you ever play me this trick again." "May I fetch you a cab said I, wish ing to find any excuse to be near Julia, and forgetting that we were in the middle of Kensington Gardens, where cabs are not exaetly to be found. "Certainly," said the aunt, with a hide ous grin of irony on her countenance "Go and fetch the cab, sir: wc shall wait till you bring it here." From that day We have never met we are obliged to be more cautious about our correspondence, and the baker's fees have risen in consequence, are getting unendurable. I have been trying to devise a thousand plans for winning Julia, and I can't succeed in fra ming one that looks feasible. I know no one who could aid me—no one whom I could sufficiently trust in such a matter. Within the last hour a strange fancy has seized mc—to consult "The Man over the Way" about it. What can have put such an idea into my head I do not know. It is not at all unlikely that the Man will re gard me as a lunatic, and hand mc over to a policeman if I call on him. I feel the absurdity of the whole thing, and yet I cannot conquer the intense longing 1 feel. I must go to him, let the result be what it may. man Things I have been to him. What a strange interview! Let mc describe it. I knocked at the door, and asked to see the gentleman on the first floor. The ser vant stared, took my card up, and return ed directly, desiring me to walk up. entered the Man's room, and stood face to face with him. "What do you want?" asked ho with the utmost abruptness. I never felt so awkward in my life. 1 fully expected a polite bow, and an inqui ry—"to what am I to attribute the honor of this visit and I had prepared a neat little speech of exeuses and apologies in reply but the sudden and gruff—"What do you want?" completely Upset me. "I want—I wish—to consult you," I began. "Consult me! I'm not a doctor, nor an astrologer, nor any infernal humbug!" said the Mail. "I'm aware of that," replied I. "Then what the deuce do you mean by intruding oft my privacy he asked "go away directly." The last words were uttered very much in the style arid tone in which people commonly address a dog who has miscon ducted himself. I was very augry—though I begin to suspect now that I had no right to be so. "I shall do nothing of the kind," said I, in a rage and I sat down in the nearest cnaif. The Man stared' at mc in a way that made mc suspect that he contemplated suddenly seizing the poker, and cracking my skull with it but instead of doing so, he gradually sunk into his chair, and said "I rather like you now", young man.—• Sit still. It's a pity you have not a little more of that energy at ordinary times. "Wbafc do you know about it V- cried I, in surprise'. "I know a gtcat deal about it/' Was the reply. "I know that you are a weak, idle young man, whose only occupations are writing- twaddling love letters, and exerci sing Oft impertinent curiosity upon my movements* "As for the first accusation, sir," cried I, "I deny that I write twaddle and I should like to know how you can speak so ST. CLOUD, STEAMS CO., MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 1860. NO. 28 positively about my writing love letters at all?" "And as for the second accusation— your impertinent curiosity about myself" —continued the man, ''you say nothing because you know that you are guilty. We may differ in our ideas as to 'twaddle/ sir but I call comparisons of a young la dy's eyes when crying, to violets bathed in dew-drops, the insanest and most mawk ish twaddle." I started—for, by Jove, it was the very comparison I had used in one of my latest letters to Julia, though I don't think it at all a twaddling one after all. "How do you know the contents of my letters, sir I exclaimed. "Letters that have to pass through the hands of baker's men cooks, and ladies' maids are not likely to have their contents greatly respected," replied the Man. "The deuce!" I exclaimed, wondering of the wretches had betrayed me. "However" continued my host, as if di vining my suspicions, you need not think that I get my information from bakers' men, cooks, or ladies' maids. I never talk to such people." Then how—?" "Thats my affair," said the Man, inter rupting me. "Perhaps you will now ex-at plain* what it Was you came to* consult mc on." "Really, sir," I answered ou seem to know so many things," and ifi such myste rious ways, that perhaps you know my ob ject as well as I can tell you." "No, I don't," was the reply "but I'll tell you all I do knoW. I know that you are an idle young man cuf§ed with a small inheritance—that you fell in love with the pretty face of the daughter of a leather merchant that the leather merchant, like a sensible man, refused to let his daughter marry you, and kicked you out of the house"—here I made a gesture of indig nation—"hold your tongue I speak plain ly, and practically that you were then dishonest enough to keep up a clandestine correspsndence with the lady, and so have clandestine meetings with her deceiving her father, and making her to do the same, besides causing both of you to be the jest and bye-word of cooks, maids, and bakers' men that you have been found out in your meetings, your correspondence sus pected, the young lady more closely watch ed, and your self at your wit's end. Am I correct in my information!" "llcally, sir," said I, in surprise, min gled with indignation, "I don't know which to be most amazed at—the imperti nence of your language, or—" "Its truth, eh interrupted the man, with a quiet smile. I gulped my rage,. and before 1 could speak, he went on— "And now I, suppose, for I don't pre tend to know this, you have come to ask the advice of me, a perfect Strarigpr Pray sir, is this the course of a sensible man V* "It appears that I, could not come to a better man," replied I, "for you certainly seem to have studied the case. He smiled, and I saw that I had gained an advantage on the last point. "Then we will say no mere about it," cried he. You want my advice? You shall have it. Give up all thoughts of the lady instantly." "Never!" cried I. "Exactly," replied the man—"precisely the answer I expected." "Have you no other advice I asked, for I felt helplessly driven to depend on this odd being, who knew all my secrets by some mysterious means that I eould not divine, but whose very mystery in creased my awe for their possessor. "Yes," he replied, "I have." "What is it?" I asked eagerly. W O replied he, with wonderful emphasis and he spoke not another word, but, ringing the bell, he showed *rfe to the door, and bowed me out. 3St 3f» 9f 3fS TO BE CONTINUED'. Rev. Daniel Worth was arrested last week in Guilford, N. for using in his sermons incendiary language, and for quoting from Helper's book. Among other things he was charged with having said that "he would not have had old John Brown hung for a thousand worlds." He was held to bail in the sum of $5,000 for his appearance at court, and 35,000 for his good behavior. had given bail for his apperancc, and at last accounts was endeavoring to give bail for his good be'htfVior. A curious literary discovery was lately made in an old house, formerly a portion of a religious edifice, at WiHscott, Ox fordshire. Wfelc pulKtfg" it down, the workmen came upon a secret closet or oratory, hiden in the thickness of the walls, and covered! by the panelling of the. ad-are jacent room. It proved to be the place of deposit or a small library of lhe earli est Pritestant Theology of the Reforma tion, concealed", no doubt, whn the possession of such worfe? was almost sniff? ciont to doom the owner to fire and1 faggot. |6jF* Joshua It. Giddings is now in N. Y., fulfiliug appointments to lecture. mtm CHAP, XIV VERSE 15. N a re of A an S a Since John Brown captured Virginia", Slaveholders and their allies appear utterly insane. Formerly it was spokon of by nearly all, as an evil which could not be got rid of. Slaves could not take care of themselves—masters httd them and did flbt know hoW to get rid of them &c, &c, &c. All of that class of fictions are now exploded and the apoligists of Slavery are requested to defend it as right and proper, a system to be admired, pursued arid extended to Earth's remotest bounds. It therefore becomes the painful duty of all those opposed to that system, to look it square in the face and study its features. One cf these is well set forth in the following anecdote froth the Tribune: A little lcefs than a year ago, an Eng lish gentleman and family went to spend some months in Soute Carolina for his health. On their return to the North in the Spring, they stoped on their way at the residence of a British Consul. He was tnat time boarding at a hotel. A con versation1 arose oil slavery. "Sir," said the landlord, "the slaves have an easy tine, a very easy time. I have a glave woman in my house whom I keep well and feed well, and who has done little or no labor of any kind for the six years I have owned her." "That is very liberal of you, sir," replied the English .gentle man. "Are such cases common "O, yes, very common." The next day the wife of the English gentleman was spen ding a little time in the sitting-room of the wifeofthVfan'dlofd. While there, a young, good-looking mulatto woman came in, appearing languid, and complaining of being sick. Her mistress accosted her sharply, say ing "What's the matter now, Phillis are yon going to stop having children "Indeed, I hipe so, mfssiis I would rather die than have any more," replied the girl. "Phillis" said fne mistress, "don't let me hear you talk in that way If you stop having having children, I will seil you to go South at once The slave left the room in tears. "Is that girl married "No," answered the landlady. "How long have you owned her?" "Five or six years," replied the landiady.— "How many children has she had since you bought her "Four," replied the landlady. "All living "All fine, fat and healthy." The landlord subsequent ly disclosed the fact tnat this was his breeding woman, bought and kept for the purpose, and the one to whom he alluded as having an "easy time.*' Her children had different fathers, chosen with refer ence to their stock qua!hics by the owner of thd girl She lias" been made to pro duce a child almost evcrv year since she had been purchased ana the landlord professed to be getting boys and girls, by his judicious system of fcrdssir/g equal to any in the State, and which would bring him the very highest prices. In what way the girl was coerced into this diaboli cal arrangemeriii, We hate seed by the in terview in the sitting-room, O E S O N E N E Lett.er. f/rprjn. Superior. ... .» ». The folloWing^letlerwuih'ahtfed' W for cpnjraewt^belfr ir!s|Us"o\fij |est VpWmen'fc-Irecjidell a|o*: •&© W&^ib^ifrit.Vntm?, 'til* "'Order to keep Superior before the people. Mr E W E LL has out a subscription for open- ing the road by private enterprise, and we hope he will be liberally seconded fiDITOR AND PROPRIETOR Superior and 320 in all from Ontonagon, the principal mining town. Probably, some the very wheat, raised and shipped from Breckinridge, finds its way to Chicago, and thence to Lake Superior Now, why not send your produce direct to city of Superior Again, the Red R?ver carts leave their furs St. Paul, thence they are shipped by rivor and rail to Chicago', and thence on vessels for New-York. Now, Chicago fs at the head of Lake Michigan, and Superior at the head of Lake Superior. There is but 80 miles differ ence between these two points to New-York or Europe A vessel from Superior sails down1 Lake Superior, and one from Chicago up Lake Michigan, and both pass through Lake Huron. Which pays the best, shipping furs ffom Sf: 'aul, via river and rail to Chicago—or sending them to the city of Superior, and shipping them direct to New-York and Europe The Superior route saves nearly 500 miles anrf seTcral reshipments. Again, this route offers great inducements to the Merchants and Tra ders of Northern Minnesota, who, by this means can receive their freight very low— transportation by water being much cheaper than by land. The Lake Superior Agricultural Society was irganized July 18th, 1859. In a few days it paid out handsome prizes, the largest was $ld for the first barrel of Superior flour. The specimens of the products of this region preserved in elegant glass-jars, with and without spirits, also in the stalk, &c.—are now the most extensive in the Northwest. We have received an apprepntf?»6ii of $400 from the County, will have $l66 from fh'e State and several hundred more from members and! strangers. As the field of operations of this Society comprises the region naturally tribu tary to the head of Lake SiYperfar, we are anxious fo hear from" the various County Societies in ^linnesota. Should any of your citizens desire to send a drove of cattle or shipment of grain, &c, the Society will do all in its power to aid them in furtherance of this object. The Lake is open. Hope to hear from J'otf Truly &5. #the OFFICE LAKE SrfEHrioR AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Dec. 19/A, 1859. MB. BKOTT—Dear Sir: 1'our name was furnished me by a gentleman of Minn., great ly interested in opening a road from Sauk Rapids to the head of Lake Superior, with the request Unit I would give a few statements, &C., &c, &c. There aro now not less than 10,000 people engaged at the Michigan Copper and Iron mines. The population of the towns on the Lake, or the shipping ports of the ores, arc about four thousand more. The mining inter est is rapidly increasing, and "gives employ ment to a fleet of steamboats and sailing ves sels. The shores of Lake Superior are oovered with a dense forest farmers are very scarce, and are unable as yet to more than supply their own wants. The consequence is, that hay, wheat, grain, flour, meal feed, eggs, chickens, pork, cattle, fresh beef, butter, &c, brought from Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit,-to this Lake. The distance from the two ports to the largest mining town is", as the boats go, nearly 900 miles. Flour costs in1 Chicago fr6m' $5.50 to $0.50 for Etna brands, and? the freight on steamer is $1.00 to $1.25 per bbll Total cost of flour, from $0.75 to' $7.75. Flour sells in St. Paiil'froiii $3,73*to -£4.50 per bb'.—distant only 1G0 miles frdra JAMES S. RITCHIE. For the St. Cloud Democrat. A Poor Rule that wont -work Both Ways." tn your last issue, I noticed paragraph taken from the Washington Stales Union, wherein that honorable paper oommonds tie course pursued by the mob which scourged the Irishman, Powers. Why cannot tre take a lesson from the example of our Southern friends? Tfoymakeit a rule to tar and feather nil persons who may, within the bor ders of their States, express themselves in favor of I reedom. Why cannot tre take the liberty of doing the same* with those who attack, openly and above-board, our institu tions For instance, '-Pappy" lfAYS) a winter, for two mortal hours, -bored" his audience with laudations of the peculiar insti tion, and denunciations of free-labor and free-speech. He has since been repeating his old stories of duties of servants to their masters," the "divine right of slaveholders," and his disgusting, filthy anecdotes. Why cannot we tar and feather this old sinner, and, in the spring, start him down-river on a cake of ice, hoping he may land at some port where his sentiments will be better cherished and his anecdotes more acceptable Surely, the Democratic papers could say nothing against such an action, since they have not only not condemned the castigation of Powers, but on1 contrary., have approved it, and recom i&Aapitition. ESQUIBEU. ••Ilfqui^crs,, suggestion appears perfect, ly logical. There is no reason why a Southern man should not be tarred and feathered for practicing Slavery at the North if it is right to tar and feather Northern men for practicing prudence at the South. It is a rule which if it work at all should work both ways but we ob ject to beginning with Father Hays. rs the principal natural curiosity of this County, and we could not spare him. W could not think of having him le^vc in any position much less in such an od edd dress and chilly conveyance. no Mr. Enqmre^you must try again. M*. Swi*niiE..xi: -BlfllfiSyou will fincf two dollars for the St. Cloud DEMOCRAT. Al though v* livj^OB a wild prairie, we believe in Womari» Rigku.^ And tile girls of our house say they would like to know what you about John Brown, Congreiss^ and the great men in the coming campaiijni|.Douglas *M Squatter Sovereignty, particularly. oiig'fiyS? Horace Greely, too. ft! ^.if. Dear Mr, S. wefaro niucli1 afraid the gir& Art bo diaappoihfcgit for Wo}re *L, ways so busy saying everything tu*rtr»- ncver get time and space to say anythlng- Gvccry's overland journey to CaHfontikf hairjust been published in bwlr torn! i« New York.