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OFFICE ON THE WESTERN BANK OF THE MADAM My little son went to hear
you lecture the other evening, and was
so delighted when he came home he
teased me until I sat down and copied
the folio* ing verses for him to give you.
One copy, one year, $ 1,50
Five copies, one year,
Twenty copies, one year, (and one
copy extra to the getter up of the
Payment must invariably bemade in advance
I cannot tell who the author is I copied
them myself some twenty years ago into
a scrap-book I kept when I was a lad
about 16 or 17 years old. If you think
them worthy a place in your paper, my
son will feel proud.
Yours respectfully, F. E. C.
St Paul, Feb. 27th, 1800.
Selected for the St. Cloud Democrat.
I N E S
SVGGESTEP ON SEEING THE STANZAS iri'ON THE
WORDS WOMAN THY PLACE 18 BEHIND THE
Go to the humble peasant's cot, go at the close
And odors from a thousandflowersshall round
your pathway stray
But_.«weetcr than those oders, are the joyous
notes they raise
Who innocently offer up their hymn of grate
Weman '. thy gentle voice is there.
G* where the taper dimly burns, go to the
And watch when fitfully is turn'd the restless
Whose eye is that which gazes ou the form
that suffers there
Whose thoughts anticipate each wish, with
Whose voice breathes love in every tone
Woman the praise is all thine own.
Those annals England's scutcheons shame,
Deeper than all her foes can name.
But few behold thy sexes' form enclose a heart
And Russia's hisfry woman's heart more truth
fully has told
Elizabeth! thy gentle hand ne'er sign'd the
writ of death—
Thou could'st not give, and would not takejhy
We love to dwell upon thy name,
And write the record of thy fame.
Go to the Hill of Calvary, and woman's form
Where Roman banners proudly wave and float
upon the air.
Look on the dying Saviour, when all save one
Who oft with him had journey'd—oft with him
A faithful and a female hand,
These, then around him closer stand.
And still we bid thee seek not "the cloud-capt
tower of fame
Ye need no herald there, to sound the praises
of thy name,
Within our heart of hearts is plac'd affection's
'Tis there that thy dominion is, we fully,
Thy gentle sceptre there we bless.
Andfeel what fame can ne'er express.
—We differ with this part about Mary
and Elizabeth—think history has wanton
ly blackened the one and unwisely praised
the other but to please our little friend
we gladly insert his selection.—[ED. DEM.
An ingenious Eastern artist thinks he
has got up a pair of scales that will weigh
the fiftieth part of a grain. We wonder
if they will weigh Mr. Douglas's chance
for the Presidency.
"A Western paper speaks of a man who
died without the aid of a physician
Sich instances are very rare.
A Macon paper charges that Mr. Doug*
las is a wolf in sheep's clothing. We feel
bound to defend him against this charge.
We think he's a genuine sheep.
The editor of the New York News savs
he came long ago to the conclusion that
negroes are an inferior race. If he means
interior to white men generally, he is
right if to himself individually, he is nt'
FOBNEV'S Press says that Douglas
wields a two-edged sword. We judge
from the manner in which he sometimes
cuts his hand with it that its hilt is the
sharpest part of it.
An Irishman who had lain sick a lonw
time was met ono day by the parish priest
-—'Well, Patrick, I am glad yon have re
covered. Were you not afraid to meet
God 'Och no, your riverence, it
was the other chap I was afraid of/' re
But if the page of hist'ry must speak of deeds
One far more fair than Britions boast fails not
to meet the eye ty in Yorkshire, you are, therefore, aware
Behold Columbia's flag, as its stars and stripes Js about to be sold."
Not hTlf the deeds beneath it done have ever I,,
yet been told, I
There oft is written woman's name.
Hark what a voice is that we hear breath'd
by the lapse of time
What infant shrieks are those we hear, which
tell the reign of crime
Mary 1 it is thy wicked reign, which Britons
blush to name
When woman's tears, and infant's cries, com
mingled with the flame.
Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward."—EXODUS,
Search 'midst the annals of its fame, the disposal of it, which, though a painful
VOL 2. ST. CLOUD, STEARNS CO, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 1
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From Sharpe's Magazine.
E W I
A TALE OF THE LAST CENTURY.
The lady who related the outline of the
following singular story, heard it told in
her youth, by uo means as a fiction, but as
a real occurrence. She even knew the
name of the old northern family concerned
in it, but that, with the exact date, she has
now forgotten, if she ever knew the latter
and having never written down the story,
she has no means of recovering them.—
However, from her express mention of a
tight wig, worn by the benevolent old hero
of the tale, we have fixed the occurrence
not earlier than the last century.
Towards the end of a gusty October day,
about the year 1730, a barrister of the
temple was sitting reading, when the open
ing of the door, and his servant's announce
ment of "a gentleman," interrupted him.
He rose to receive his visitor, who proved
to be a perfect stranger, a person of very
gentlemanly, but extremely old-fashionod
appearance. He was dressed in a grave
colored suit, of antique cut a neat, tight,
gray wig surrounded his serious, and even
solemn, physiognomy silk stockings,
rolled at the knee enormous shoe buckles
of gold a cane, headed with the same
metal, and a broad-brimmed and uncocked
hat, completed his equipment which was
in the fashion of the last year ot William
the Third, or the first of his successor.—
Having stifly bowed in the exact way pre
scribed by the etiquette of the era to which
he seemed to belong, he took possession of
the chair offered him by his host and af
ter a preparatory ahem, thus began, in a
low and serious manner.
"I think, sir, you are the lawver cm
ployed by the S family, whose proper-
f™*d *«e barrister,
instructions and powers to complete
duty to me, must be performed."
It is a duty you may dispense with,"
said the visitor, waiving his hand "the
property need not be sold."
"May I presume to ask, sir, whether
you are any relation to the family If so,
you must be acquainted with the absolve
necessity for selling it in consequence of
he family, just returned from beyond the
sea, who, as heir-at-law, is naturally pos
sessor of the state, in default of a will to
the contrary and who desire its value in
money, instead of the lai.d. The present
possessor is unable to buy it, and must
"You arc mistaken," replied the old
gentleman rather testily "yon seem not
to know the will left by Mr. S 's
great grandfather, by which he not only
left that, his estate to his favorite grand
son, this gentleman's father, but even en
tailed it on his grcat-grand-son."
"Such a will, sir," said the barrister,
"was indeed, supposed, for many years to
exist, and, in virtue of it, Mr. S has,
until now, peaceably enjoyed the property
but on the claimant's application, a renew
ed search having been made for it, either
the belief proves wholly unfounded, or it
has been lostor destroyed. Cabinets,chests,
every room inhabited and uninhabited
have been ransacked, but in vain. Mr. S.
has now given up all hope of finding it
the sale is to be completed in the course of
next week and the fine old place must
pass into the hands of strangers."
"You are mistaken once again, young
man," said the stranger, striking his cane
on the floor, "I say, sir, the will exists.—
Go immediately" continued he inan author
itative tone "travel night and day. You
may save an old family from disgrace and
ruin. In the end room of the left wing,
now uninhabited, is a closet in the wall."
"We have looked there," interrupted
"Silence, sir there is a closet, I say.
In that closet is a large chest that chest
has a false bottom, and underneath that is
the deed. I am certain of what I say. I
saw the paper deposited there no matter
when, or by whom. Go you will find it
worth your trouble. My name, sir, is
Hugh S I am not now personally
known to the proprietor of S Hall
but I am his relation and have his welfare
at heart. Neglect not to follow my ad
So saying, the old gentleman arose,
again bowed, and at the door put on his
hat in a fashion which would have enchan
ted an elegant of Queen Anne's day and
sliding the silken strings of his cane on the
little finger of his right hand, on which the
lawyer had remarked a very fine brilliant
ring, he descended the stairs, and departed,
leaving the barrister in the utmost aston
ishment. At first he felt half inclined to
consider the whole as a hoax then again,
when he thought of the old gentleman's
grave manner, and the intimate knowledge
he must have possessed of the house, to
be able to describe the room so exactly in
(which the chest was, ho could not but
Believe him to be sincere.
At length, after much deliberation, he
decided upon immediate departure and
arrived on the evening of the fourth day
CHAP, XIV VERSE
at S Hall. The sale bad been the I
only theme of conversation at every place
he had passed through, within twenty
miles of his destination and much and
loudly was it lamented that the squire
should be leaving his house forever, and
that poor Mr. John would never enjoy his
lights, as they persisted in calling the
possession of the estate. On his entrance
to the mansion, signs of approaching re
moval everywlure met his eye. Packages
filled the hall: servants with sorrowful
countenances, were hurrying about and
the family were lingering sadly over the
last dinner they expected ever to partake
of in their regretted home.
Mr. S greeted his friend with a
surprise which changed toincrudelity when
the barrister requesting his private ear,
declared the reason of his appearance.
"It cannot be," said he. 'Is it likely
that no one should ever have heard of the
hiding of the deed but the old gentleman
you mention. Depend upon it, you have
been deceived, my dear friend, 1 am only
sorry you should have taken so much
trouble, to so little purpose."
The barrister mentioned the name of
Hugh S exclaimed the gentle
man laughing. I have not a relation in
the world by that name."
"It is worth the trying, however," saic
the lawyer "and since I have come so
far, I will finish the adventure."
Mr. S seeing his friend so deter
mined, at length consented to satisfy him,
and accompanied him towards the apart
ment he specified. As they crossed one
of the rooms in their way, he suddenly
stopped before a full length picture. "For
heaven's sake," cried he, who is this
"My grand-uncle," returned Mr. S
"A good old fellow as ever lived. I w:sh,
with all my heart, lie were alive now but
he lias been dead these thirty years."
"What was his name
"Hugh S The only one of our
family of that name."
"That is the man who called upon me.
His dress, his hat, his very ring are
They proceeded to the closet, lifted the
false bottom of the trunk, and found the
The kind old uncle
was never seen
Hon. H. W in Davis
Mr. DAVIS, for his manly course in
voting for Mr. PENNINGTON, has subject
el himself to a storm of pro-slavery de
nunciation which would appal most men.
But we shall be greatly surprised 'f he is
not found equal to the occasion. While
he was a candidate for re-election, he an
nounced to his constituents that he sh uld
vote with the North, that the interests of
Baltimore would only find support in that
quarter, and that she had nothing to ex
pect from the Southern disunionists.—
He has kept his word, and it is too late to
pretend that he has decicved anybody.
Mr. Davis possesses great coolness and
courage, and is a master of fence in de
bate. We predict that he will be tri
umphantly sustained by tne people of
Baltimore, in spite of the malignant hos
tility of the Sun, and the timid, vacilla
ting, and apologetic course of tho Clipper.
The Sham Democracy in the LegVaturc
showed their narrow sectionalism by intro
ducing resoluttons cessuring Mr. Davis,
and we regret to say thatthe "Americans"
lacked the courage to stand by him. The
resolution of censure was adopted with
only two or three dissenting voices.
If Baltimore and the northern counties
were represented in proportion to their
white population, this resolution of censure
could never have passed but that great
city, uudcr the apportionment as it now
exists, has not more than one-fifth of its
fair share in the representation.
The rotten-borough system prevails in
Maryland, and gives the control of the
State to the slaveholding counties. It is
time that system was broken up. The
rapid increase of population in Baltimore
and the northern counties, and the stag
nation of the slaveholding districts, arc
bringing out the injustice ot this system
in bolder relief every day and we under
stand that murmers of complaint are
begining to come up from the people.
Baltimore and the northern counties
should at once cut loose from the leading
strings of the slave interest. They owe
all their prosperity to free labor, and free
labor should assert its superior weight and
intelligence in the Legislature.—Nation
The ship Alarm, from Calcutta, arrived
at Boston last Tuesday, repor's having left
at St. Helena, December 27, the bark
Orion, of New York, Captain Morgan.—
She had been captured as a slaver by the
British steamer Plato, and delivered to
the United States' steamer Mystic. The
captain was imprisoned at St. Helena, by
order of the American consul. The Ori
on had on board when captured, ten hun
dred and twenty-three slaves, of whom
one hundred and fifty-two died before
reaching St. Helena.
Position of Col. Forney.
wild steed, which iexact
turned off and which flew
with him over mountains, through valleys and
forests, and across rivers, pursued by wolves,
shouts back to his tyrant and persecutor, that
some day he would return to repay him
'Some day I will return,' said Mazeppa,
'to thank you, Count, for this uncourtceus
ride.' Gentlemen, I have had the ride for the
last two or three years—[loud cheers]—but I
have also, Mazcppa-like, come back to settle
with the respectable and venerable gentleman
at the other end of the avenue for that ride. I
am returned to pay him my respects. [Chee *s
A voice—* Give him he has no friends.']
I have returned to settle accounts with him.
[A voice—'Don't spare him he has shot us
down like dogs with marines.'] If he is now
sitting in his easy chair at Lome to-night, he
must hear your loud and hearty cheers, and
ASSAUTT UPON A MEMBER OF CONGRESS
—A brutal and entirely unprovoked assault
was made on Friday last upon Mr. Hick
man, of Pennsylvania, by H. A. Edmund
son, a member of the House of Repre
sentatives from Virginia. Various ac
counts of the affair have been published,
and the only thing ^certain is, that the
attacking party is a large, athletic man,
that he was surrounded by his friends, and
that the viciim of conspiracy is much his
inferior in size, and in weak health.—
The courage of Mr. Edmundson, therefore,
if any doubt was felt upon that point, af
ter his complicity in the assaalt upon an
unarmed United States Senator, must now
15. EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
Col. Forney, the Clerk of the House, Ice.—One evening lu^t week, Mr. J\.
addressed his friends in this city on the Pe Witt, formerly a compositor in the
evening of the day of his election, in tie Sandusky (Ohio) Commercial Register
course of which he defiued his position office, but now a resident of Ottawa City,
upon the slavery question, and his relation had his attention attracted, wfiile iinger
to parties. He declares that the HJemo- ing near the Lake shore, by cries of a man
cratic party to which Mr. Buchanan has in distress, lar out upon the ice. A slnall
bound himself is devo'ed solely to the ex-1 boat was obtained, aud ])e Witt, with
tension and perpetuation of slavery." He three companions, started out on the
professes to be as much the friend ot'j somewhat dangerous enterprise of rescuing
the South as-ever, and in favor oi enfor the man from his perilous position. Iu
ing the fugitive slave law, but he is 're-1 the haste and excitement of the moment
solved for ono to protest against" they neglected to take an axe or anything
the extension of slavery'. He,declares else with which to break the ice, and they
that "this country has a higher,, nobler,
loftier destiny before it than the cxtcn- boat along the ice until they got half
sion and perpetuation of slavery."
He dfeuds the Republican party as fol
"Now, lei mc say, without protracting these
most desultory remarks—let mc say, with re
gard to the llepubikan members, that they
have been most atrociously slandered, that the
whole Republican party of the North have
been slandered, in having been held responsi
ble for the unfortunate outrage at Harper's
Ferry. There have been expression*, and
opinions, and sentiments, uttered against the **lV l.w,«« »t -t *r, t,
leaders of the Republican party, against which
all honest instincts, and even party prejudices
revolt. What-is the actual truth? Why, the
very moment that the news of that invasion
reached the North, they Were struck with hor
ror, and there was not a man who not
denounce and who did not deplore it.—
Hence I protest against the assumption
that the people of my region are in favor of or
would support any set of men who approve of
the doctrines of the Helper book, or who put
themselves forward as the champions of those
who would attempt to invade the State of Vir
ginia, and crimson her soil with the blood of
her people. [Loud Cheers.]
Mr. Forney refers with pride to his
quitting the Clerkship four years age,
with the unanimous applause of both
Houses, for the manner in which he presi
ded, during the long struggle for the
election of Speaker to his sincere devo
tion to the political fortunes of Mr. Bu
chanan, under the belief that he stood
honestly upon tho Cincinnati platform
to the desertion of his Northern friends
by the President, and the hatred with
which he"pursued Mr. F. for refusing to
support his pro-slavery policy. He con
cludes as follows:
••But, gentlemen, to bring, as I said before.
these desultory remarks to a close, let me,
conclusion, repeat my thanks for this demon
stra'ion. You may remember this passage in the room, looked upon the bed, and began
'Maieppa'—my friend, Mr. Jackson, of Ken- to rave because his body had been stolen,
tick, will also remember—when Mazeppa (11 asserting that he left it upon the bed a
cannot repeat the words) is bound to a before, and that some of the
attendants had taken it away. Soon the
stupor came on him again, when he had
kin him-self down, and the tongue that
they will remindhimthnt his old friend For- that opportunity, should friends enough
ncy has come back to settle the old debt with assemble, to UIOV
O my bam
him. Thoud cheers and laughter. 1"—Natimi-1
+.*+•+ I In a heated political discussion in tjic
IN A NUTSHELL.—The Ir'hune thus Senate of Iowa, the other day, one of the
condenses in a single paragraph all there members called another to order, giving
has been, of the proceedings in Conarcss, a reason that 'he didti't want to see
for the first two months of the session the Democratic party demolished just
Lookins at all this vast storm and tur- yet" Mr. Rusch, the Lieut. Governor
moil ot the human windspoutscongregated,a»d pre-iding officer, promptly sad
at Washington, that have been so busily
careering in their eccentric circles for the
past two months, we sometimes think so
ber people in other parts of the world must
think we are the greatest set of fools in the
universe. Wc are under«iroiiir no national
trials neither war, famine, nor pestilence
besets us nothing hurts us, in fact only
John Brown went down into Virginia with
twenty-one men last Fall, ou an improper
and impracticable erraud Bowman Helper
wrote a book Win. II. Seward, formerly a
schoolmaster in Georgia, has declared that
Slavery and Freedom don't pull well in
the same harness negroes run away, and
Yankees say they won't catch them. This
is the whole story of our existing perils
This is the entire sum and substance of
all the sound and fury of our gass conading
alarmists and talk-mongers in Congress
and in the press.
THRILLING ADVENTURE—A Man
Ajl/at in a LitUeon fSnvslt I'dtte of
hud only one oar. They pushed the
mi'c from the shore, Avhcn the ice gave
way and thjy were all precipitated into
the water. Climbing into the boat, they
discovered how useful an implement an
axe would have been at that time buf
they did the best they could, and broke a
passage for the boat in the ice with their
Several times they succeeded in draw
ing the bow of the boat upon the ice, iu
support them, when it would break thronal
and give them another cold bath. Bui
they persevered, and at length reached
him, though wet through and suffering
severely from the cold and though the
man was rescued, his escape was mar
V.lous, for it was already night and the
cake of ice on which he was floating was
so small and brittle, that the first heavy
wave would have broken it. The man
rescued was Capt Henry Fox, who, in
returning to Ottawa Iroffi one of the islands.,
had got upon ice which became detachc 1
from the main body by hLs weight, leav
ing him in the predicament above de
Alcoholic Hallucination.—A gentle
man of midlc age was attacked with delc
riutn tremens. He fought the surround
ing snakes for a few das, and then told
his friends that he was dead. He lay
stretched upon his bed for some minutes,
when he arose walked into another room,
snd complained that he had forgotten
something in his will. He added a co
dieil, requesting his employers to take
his son into their employment as his suc
cessor in business. He returned again to
hal before so wildly insisted on its posses
sor's decease, was stilled in the cold em
brace of death.
A clergyman in a Nev Hampshire pul
pit, having with great eloqaenc, urged It's
congregation to abstain, on Thanksgiving
day, from all labor and business prusuits,
and to attend church in the forencon, con
cluded with this touching appeal:—
"If any of the brethren are at leisure in
the afternoon, I should be pleased to see
them at my house as I intend to tike
'The CI a decides that it is never out of
order to demo'ish the Democratic prrty,"
anc the Senate sustained the decision with
a general roar.
A company of Englishmen, seemingly
determined to rival Yankee enterprise,
have made a popositiou to the King of
Naples to extinguish the volcano of Vesu
vius. They say that a canal cut from thx
sea by means of which the water could be
turned in, would completely put it out.—
This canal would cost'about 2O0,00U,UU
f, and would render lands fit for cultiva
tion worth ten times the amount.
On Tuesday last, a man at Harmcsvillo,
Ky., walked into a store, with a lighted
bombshell concealed in a basket of eggs.
Immediately after entering, the bomb ex
ploded, blowing the store to pieces and
wounding five persons, some of them fa
tally, besides killing the party who eav^
ried in the terrible missile. The only
reason conceived for this awful act is that
the perpetrator was actuated by feclisgi
of revenge against one of the panics as
the time in the store.
A resolution to appropriate ?50,000,
aid in paying the expenses inonred
Virginia in tho recent Brown foray, intro
duccd in the Alabama Legislature, nv&
tabled bv a decided vote.
The Watervillc (Mc.) Mail puts down
the measure of cold in that region to mft&
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