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a ktaJ-1 ST CLOUD DEMOCRAT OFFICE ON THE WESTERN BANK OF THE HUSISBK BCTHL 9 0 MILES ABOVE THE FALLS OF ST. ANTHONY, OPPOSITE THE STEAMBOAT LANDING OOOO TERMS: One copy, one year, $ 1,SQ Five copies, one year, 6,25 Ten 10,00 Twenty copies, one year, (and one copy extra to the getter up of the alub, 20,00 Faymeatmust invaaiably bemade in advance KATES OF ADVERTISING One column, one year, $60,00 Half column, 35,00 One-fourth of a column 20,00 One square, (ten lines or less) one week, 1,00 Business Cards not over six lines, 5,00 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. S E E N I E ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT ST. OLOTJD, Lower Town. Will make collections, invest, money, buy, aell or loan land Warrants, and enter purchase •r dispose of Real Estate. A E S E ATTORNEI & COUNSELLOR AT LAW, ST. CLOTTID, Lower Town. Will make collections, invest money, buy, sell or loan Land Warrants, and enter, purchase er dispose of Real Estate. W J. A S O N S COUNSELLOR AT LAW,The LAW,! OFFICE WASHIXGTOS AYEXCK, Corner of Monroe Street—Monti's Building ST. CLOUD Min GE O A N O S E (Late oi St. Anthony,) ATTORNEY AUD COUNSELLOR AT LAW, OFIGK IS McCtpsa's (PHCEXIX) BLOCK, NFAX TUT: BRITHIK. ST. PAUL, Min. W S. MOORE ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW SAUK RAPIDS, Win. STBPIKK MILLKR. HENRY SWISSIIKLM E A E S A E A E N ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA. rpiIE undersigned offer their services to loan JL 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. Cloud. 20 in Nininger addition to St. Paul. 20 Nininger city, 10 in Mound city, Illinois. MILLER & SWISSHELM 8t. Cloud, May 13,1858. S A N O N BOOK S O E J". E 'X'.MLAJST, WHOI.C9AI.BAin RETAIL DEALER IN BOOKS, STATIONARY, WALL PAPER, FISHING TACKLE, POCKET CUTLERY, FANCY ARTICLES, TOYS, &c. Three doors above the Tremont Hotel. St. Anthony, Jfin. June, 10, 1868 vollnol3,l E E E & E N E N A JBJ^35T3S:BJE2/S^ iOHTM-WESTERN LAND A COLLECTING AG E A S I N N E A O I S MIttN .T. W METZROTH, MERCHANT TAILOR, "TYEALER in Clothing, Cloths, Caasimeres X/Vestings, sad Gentlemen's Furnishing coeds, eo the inspection of which he invites Sfe friend, sad the public. degl0.1857-ly ,, .-.•./ I I N 11HE undunrigmed takes this method of forming those who may have houses build mills to frame, or carpentry and joinery in say or sll of its brandies, that he is prepsr •A to take contracts, and do all kinds of work in this lias, oa the most reasonable terms sad ia a gsed, workmanlike manner. *siii jxiiiSg- ,-:t A. E. KtfSSEY. BARRETT OiTii a a*d Surveyor. a£p» Offiee oa First Street, Lower St. Cloud Maps of all surveyed lands, sad plats of si tas leading towas of Northern Mtsssseli, esa had at all Usaes at my ofl&ce. H. Z. Mrroaau, Merchant, Lower St. Cloud,boat Has received a large Stock of New Goods, which as will fell coxa? for CASH. E O A N O E The following beautiful lines have been going the rounds of newspaperdom for several years without credit. Whoever the author is. and we confess our inability to name him, he should claim the wandering progeny of bis brain, as they are worthy of the palmiest days of genuine poetry: Where the rocks are gray and the shore is steep, And the waters below look dark and deep Where the rugged pine in its lonely pride, Leans gloomily over the murky side Where the reeds and rushes are tall and rank, And the weeds grow thick on the winding bank Where shadow is heavy the whole day through, Lays at its moorings the old cause. The useless paddles are idly dropped, Like a sea-birds'swings that thestormhathlop' And crossed on the railing one o'er one, Like folded hands when the work is done While busily back and forth between, The spider stretches his silver screen And the solemn owl, with his dull "too-whoo," Settles down on the side of the old canoe. The stern half sunk in the slimy wave, Rots slowly away in its living grave, And the green moss creeps o'er its dull decay, Hiding the mouldering dust away, Like the hand that plants o'er the tomb a flower, Or the ivy that mantles the fallen tower While many a blossom of liveliest hue Springs up o'er the stern of the old canoe. currentless waters are dead and still But the light winds play with the boat at will And lazily in and out again It floats the length of its rusty chain, Like the weary march of the hands of time, That meet and part at the noontide chime And the shore is kissed at each time anew, By the dripping bow of the old canoe. many a time, with a careless hand, I have pulled it away from the pebbly strand, And paddl'd it down where the stream runs quick Where the whirls are wild and the eddies thick. And laughed as I leaned o'er the rocking side, And looked below in the broken tide, To see that the faces and boats were two, That were mirrored back from the old canoe. But now as I lean o'er the crumbling side, And look below in the sluggish tide, The face that I see there is graver grown, And the laugh that I hear Las a sober tone, And the hands that lent to the light skiff wings, Have grown familiar with sterner things. Butllovetothinkof the hours that flew, [threw, As I rocked where the whirls their wild spray I Ere the blossoms waved or the green grass grew, O'er the mouldering stern of the old canoe. From Gleason's Pictorial. E O N O A E S OR PILOTED BY PROVIDENCE. BT GEO. 3 RAYMOND. "Come Anne, come—sisters. Come aboard my ship and we'll have a jolly nice sail this afternoon. I'll be a sea captain, like my father, and show you how he soils that great packetacross the ocean. Come, girls, get in—Anne, you shall be my mate, and little Jenny shall be my cook and steward." The speaker was a handsome, fair hair ed, rosy-cheeked boy,with bright, laughing, blue eyes, about ten years old, who, during his address, was busily engaged in rigging the mast and sail to a ship's launch, which was made fast to the beach in one of those secluded, picturesque little coves, or inlets, with which the south shore of Long Island, between Fre Island and Rockaway, is so plentifully indented. The boy's companions were two little girls of eight and six years, beautiful as angels, and so like their brother in every feature, that they seemed as perfect copies —all but the long, sunny ringlets—of his exquisite face. Anne, the elder girl, bounded lightly into the boat at her brother's first invita tion, and began assistinghim about the sail. But little Jenny—who was tugging along a great basket filled with pies, sweet-cake and fruit, which they had brought from a beautiful cottage notfar off, for a little pic nic dinner—hesitated and held back in silence, till her brother urged her again to get ir to the boat, when she began to argue with him thus: 'O, Willie, don't let us go into the boat to-day! There is so ranch wind, and we might be*-"' 'You are a little coward, Jenny, to be afraid/ interrupted the young captain, im- Eare silently. 'It is the pleasantest day we had in a month and it's so late in the fall that if we don't go to'day I'm sure we shall not get another chance this year. Come, Jenny, don't be frightened—-jump in!' 'O, I'm not at all afraid, brother.' And, child as she was, little Jenny's cheeks glowed for a moment with a deeper Vermil lion tint, at the implied question of her courage by. her brother. 'I'm not in the least, Willie. But you know mother has often told us that we must not go in the when it blows hard all Fm afraid of, is disobeying her/ 'Then you may come into the boat with- (Ml JAN E Q. SWISSHEUS, 'Speak unto the children of Israel that they so forward."—EXODUS, tmax* wiinniifiniiiiirr msaea mxatmmiams?ss^s VOL. 2. ST. CLOUD STEARNS-CO., MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 22 1860 out fear, sister for mother told me that I might sail this afternoon, not five minutes before we left the house/ 'Yes, I know that, Willie but that was two hours ago, when it was almost calm. It blows a great deal harder now, and I am sure mother would not like us to go away from the shore in the boat when there is such a high wind.' 'Oh nonsense, Jenny I have been all about the cove when it blew a great deal harder than this. Mother, you know says I am the best sailor along the coast, and just as well able to judge when the weath er is fit for a cruise as she is. Come, sis ter, we can't get drowned, for the water is so shallow now at ebb tide, and with this west wind, that we could wade anywhere about the cove.' Thus persuaded, Jenny passed her bas ket to her brother, and then clambering into the boat herself, she took a seat beside Anne in the stern sheets, and soon the launch was underway. She was a great, heavy, clumsy boat— as all of her class usually are—with a sin gle lug sail of heavy canvass altogether illy constructed for a pleasure craft. But little Willie Walton managed her with consumate skill for so young a commander, and they had made several stretches across the cove, when, as they were passing the inlet that opened out seawards, Anne's eyes rested ubon the bright, blue waves of the Atlantic, far out beyond the discolored water along the coast, and clapping her hands with a sudden ecstacy of infantile joy, she exclaimed. 'O, Willie, Willie! Let us go out there and sail on that beautiful blue ocean.— Won't it be grand? So much prettier than this little, dirty cove, with its bare sand banks all about us.' Willie sprang to his feet, and gazing out into the offing, his bright eyes lit up with 'O, Willie, let us go home. Mother you know would feel very bad if she knew we had came out here/ Willie bent down his head and kissed his sister's pale, fair cheek, as he replied: 'We will go back, Jenny. But don't cry, sister. I am sorry, sister. I am very sorry. Don't blame me—I could not help it I do love the sea so much.' 'No we won't blame you, Willie, only let us hurrv back for see, yonder is a ter rible black cloud coming up in the west, and I'm afraid if we do not—' The childs speech was interrupted by a groan of anguish from her brother, whose eye, for the first time, had been directed towards a bank of dark murky clouds heav ing up in the western board, by his sister's remark and at the very instant that his vision rested upon the black pall, a chain of brilliant, zig-zag lightning rose quiver ing along its upper edge, and a few mo ments later, there came to their ears the low, mnttered roar of far off thunder. The young captain had hauled his little vessel to the wind, but the clumsy thing lay broad off, under the ill-fitted sail— Besides, the wind, which she scarcely felt while running off before it, fcad now in creased so much that she reeled over till there was great danger of her capsizing, to prevent which, Willie, assisted by bis two sisters, set about reefing the sails This was soon accomplished, and again the boat was steered as close as she would CHAP, ,0 •"•a**" ^J^a u« up .I.....V. .v.w.. the enthusiasm caughtfrom his sister's ex- stood there at the helm, bare headed, his pression, and he instantly replied cap blown away, his clothes dripping with 'We'll go out there aud have a glorious water, and steady to his purpose, steered sail—just like the groat ships and steam-' his tiny bark ou and awav before the fierce. boats we see go by 'O, don't go out there, brother inter rupted little Jenny, her cheeks growing pale as the delicate lilly. 'Don't go, Wil lie, for Mother will be angry with us.' 'Mother will do no such thing, Jenny. She will be proud of us to think we have been out on the big ocean all alone. I can very easily come back with this flood tide that'll soon be setting in.' And, with out further argument, the reckless boy put his helm up, eased off the sheets, and away out through the inlet towards the line of blue water outside, went the launch, hurried along before the strong breeze, which added to the strength of the last quarter, bore her aw..y at a speed that soon sunk the yellow sand-ridge to a mere line along the margin of the wide ocean, and the white cottages with the Venitian blinds into toy houses dotted with bright green specks. The colored water, which appear from the cove only like a narrow ftrip di viding the white surf from the deep azure of the ocean beyond—expanded into a broad belt of several miles in width. But with the fine breeze and strong outset of the tide, the boat sped on while the nov elty of their position, and the natural ex citement produced by it, caused the time and space to fly past unheeded by the young voyagers, and a sudden dread came upon them as, having gained the blue water, they looked back toward the shore and saw hills, fields, houses and orchards, all growing indistinct, and fading away in the dim distance. There was a sense of utter helplessness suddenly shadowing their bright visions and there was a word of pathos in little Jenny's sweet, low voice, as she laid her hand gently upon her brother's arm, and looking up into his eyes, whispered: ":i xiy VERSE go, which at the best, was little better than eight points, so that with her great lee way, Willie soon found that, in spite of his utmost skill, his craft was rap:dly drift ing out to sea. Nearer and nearer rolled on the embat tled legion of black storm clouds louder came the fearful thunder crashes more vivid gloamed the red lightning's flash wider the shrieking gale swept by, howling and screaming dread notes of' terror to the young vojagers. The water—which in with the land was quite smooth—began to heave up in huge, foam-crested waves hei and there all around them, curling over and breaking all feather white, in long lines of snowy, hissing spray. reat round drops of rain came pattering down in the water, and pelting on the thwarts and gun wales of the boat with a sharp clicking noise, that smote startlingly dismal on the ears of the three little ocean wanderers. Young as he was, Willie retained in his mind, much of what he had heard his fath er relate at various times in regard to the management of a ship in a gale, and the knowledge which he had thus gained in theory, now stood him in good stead.— He had also heard of keeping a ship before it in a squall, and scudding in a gale—and the dull sailing, clumsy boat was his ship. The theory which he had learned he pro ceeded to put in practice and when the first mad gust of the yelling tornado fell upon the launch, she was going off dead before the wind—otherwise her sail would hive been blown away, or she would have been swamped in an instant. As it was, she went flashing on through the wild storm and screaming surges, scudding away right out into the mighty wilderness of waters. Ten, fifteen minutes went by, and still the war of elements went on in all its ter rible fury and still the brave little fellow howling blast Once only he faltered, and that was when the launch quivered for a moment on the crest of a mighty surge, and then went reeling and plunging, standing al most on end, down into the hissing vortex of the liquid ravine. Then a single, quick cry of horror escaped the boy's lips but the next moment Jenny crept up to his side, laid her hand upon his shoulder, and spoke in a low, soothing tone that almost instantly called back his confidence and elicited from his lips a cry of admira tion for his sister's heroism. "Don't be frightened, dear Willie," said the little angel. "Mother says thtt God watches over people that live on the sea.ballot And don't you remember, brother, how often our dear mother has told us that Je sus loved little chiidren If God watches over us, and Jesus loves us, we shall be safe. So, don't be afraid." Night—dark, wild and gloomy night, came down upou the world of waters, and still the terrible tornado raged in all its horrors of wind, lightning, rain and thun der and there, in their frail, open boat, we will leave the hapless young voyagers speeding on and away, right out into the very heart of the vast Atlantic. We will bid them adieu, and glance back to their home—to their fond mother, rendered des olate in heart by the dread calamity that has fallen upon her in the loss of her children. At the moment when the children first embarked, Mrs. Walton had glanced out towards the cove, and for a few moments she watched them with all a mother's fond pride, as she saw them sailing to and fro on the quiet waters of the bay and then some visitors called, and she forgot her children till just as the storm came down, when a neighbor came rushing in with the heartless intelligence that the launch had been seen only a few minutes previ ously several miles out to sea. The first terrible shock almost killed her but soon rallying all her woman's energy aad mother's love, she rushed forth from her home, and heedless of the furious storm, aroused her neighbors, aud besought them with all the eloquence called up by the deep anguish of her riven heart, to lend their aid in the recovery of her lost darlings. There was no vessel at Ilockway or Faulkner's Island, and to venture out to sea in such a storm with such small craft as were kept along the shore, was worse than madness and so immediately dis patches were sent to New York, not only to the owners of the ship commanded by Oapt. Walton, but to the pilots, and within an hour after the news reached the city, two' of the staunchest pilot boats, manned by extra picked crews of gallant souls, were underweigh, and speeding OQ their swift winged course in search of the oeean lost children. Mrs. Walton herself hastenedtothe city, to urge with presence and influence more prompt action but the two vessels had been gone an hour when she arrived, and so she repaired to the house of Mr. Alwin, the owner of the ship which her husband commanded, to await the return o? those who had so nobly gone forth in that mad storm in search of her three darlings. 15. Leaving her there in a state of feverish anxiety, hoping in the very teeth of de spair, we, too, will go forth into the wild, I yelling gale, to look upon a most sublime ocean picture (CONCLUDED NEXT WEEK.) —i From the Chicago Press and Tribune. Trick of an Apostate. two members of the Illinois delegation in Congress, Logan and Fouke, who arc wil ling to do any dirty work, has franked over 50,000 copies of this speech to poli ticians of the slave States. A copy of the Douglas edition is before us. In staring type, it is beaded thus DOUGLASAN ENEMY TO THE NORTH. REASONS WUY THE NOHTII SllOUI.n O O S E E O A S HIS DUPLICITY EXPOSED. S E E O HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Of I in is DELIVERED AT CINCINNATI, SEPTEMBER 10, 1859. That's enough. Confessing by his act the truth of Lincoln's allegations self convicted of the betrayal of his constitu ents and of the cause of human freedom willing to turn his apostacy to account and make merchandise of his infamy, Mr. Douglas has descended a step lower in ser vility to the South than any man alive.— His humiliation is now complete but if he docs not find that the men to whom he offers his treason despise the traitor, we shall for once be mistaken in the temper of the South. Men of Illinois, who have made Mr. Douglas what he is, this is your reward for the long years o* devotion to the man who boasts that he has betrayed you! Douglas Refuses to Forney. -*. Recognise The Washington correspondent of the Ohio State Journal says: I noticed a curious incident during the for Clerk, last Friday, or shortly after the ballot was taken. SenatorDoug las was in the Hou^c and near the Speak er's desk. Forney came in forfiveminutes, shook hands with the Speaker and old Clerks. Douglas saw him was within five feet of him, but did not giv* him a token of recognition. Will Mr. Forney support for the Presidency a gentleman who cuts his acquaintance on the floor of the House, and who strained every nerve to compas his (Forney's) defeat as Clerk? I feel safe in predicting that he will not do any such thing. Mr. Forney does not easiby forget an injury, much less an open insult, and he will not over look Mr. Douglas' affront He perceives that Mr. Douglas cut him to please the [slaveholders,—and henceforth he will leave him to the embraces of those same slaveliolding politicians. Let them nominate him if they will—elect him if they can, as President. They will have hard work to carry Pennsylvania without Mr. Forney. None of your Business. Thisis in substance the reply which Gov. Hicks, of Maryland, has just sent to an impertinent question of the Legislature. It asked him by formal resolve, whether he had written a letter to Speaker Penn ington to congratulate him on his success. Governor Hicks replies to the House of Delegates: "I cannot admit the right of the House of Delegates to make any such inquiry of me, and the respect which, in my apinion, ought to be observed by each department of the Government towards each other, precludes me from returning any answer to such a message, other than the acknowl edgement of its receipt." The Republican ascendency in the State of Maine for the last five years is very much due to the care and efficiency with which it has been canvassed by the State and Town Committees. In this respect we think the system adopted has surpassed that of almost any other State in the Union. In no other way could so large a vote in proportion to the popula tion, have been brought out. It has shown us our strength in that State, as .well as the strength of our opponents, and that it was only necessary to put forth that strength to secure the victory. Or ganize first, then canvass and canvass thoroughly, EDITOR AN PROJRIETOB Dle- North, in his famous Cincinnati speech. I voice of Wisconsin in the subjoined It was so close, logical, truthful and con- resolution, which handsomely endorses vincing, that the Little Giant has seized W"M. EI. SEWARD as "emphatically the upon it as his strongest commendation to an 1 .. M.AIJ. ,- :l. A 0 W is in for S a The readers of the Press and Tribune have not forgotten 3Ir. Lincoln's scathing! J- R- Bennett,Elisha Morrow, L. P. Pris exposition of Douglas' crimes against the The Republican State Convention of Wisconsin was held at Madison on Wed nesday, when the following delegates to the Chicago Convention were unanimously chosen Carl Schurz, Hans C. Crookcr, John P. McGregor, thouias B. Stoddard, Sholes, II. L. Rann, M. S. Gibson, The Convention gave utterance to f°r the times:" the Oligarchy of the South, and through Resoled, That the delegates clcet from this State to the National Convendor, to be held at Chicago be requesxd to present as the first choice of the people of Wisconsin for the office of Prcsidi nt of the United States, the name of Wra. II. Seward, of New York. That his states manlike qualities, his long faithful and eminent public services, his unblemished character, his eloquent and untiring ad vocacy of equal rights ansl free principles, his devotion to the best interests of the republic, and his loyalty to the Consti tution and Union, point him out as em phatically the man for the times, and will most surely lead the Republican party to victory, and establish upon a permanent basis the ascendency of Republican princi ples, and the glory and prosperity of the whole country. Infamou Outrage- Another atrocious outrage upon suspic ion merely, was committed recently upon Frederick Shaller a German who had been twelve years a resident of Missouri, at Lagrange in that State. W'ithout the least form of trial, thirty or forty ruffians seized him, took him into the woods, hung him till he was senseless, then cut him down, and afterwards cut him, on his na ked body, with a cowhide until, the weath er Lcing intensely cold, he was covered with ice from his own blood. In this con dition they left him. Mr. Shaller man aged to crawl to the house of his father-in law, and thence made his escape to Qnincy, on the opposite side of the river, having been robbed by the scoundrels of n£ watch and $128 in gold. Mr. Shaller declares that he knew nothing of the cape of the slaves whom he was accused of assisting, that he can prove he was ia his own house on the nighi, and at the time of their escape, by the testimony of twelve or fourteen persons furthermore that he has always voted the Democratic ticket, and never gave any grounds of suspicion that he entertained anti-slavery sentiments. While such scenes as thw arc exhibited, even within view of our own soil, can any one wonder that we are now and forever, opposed to the spread of an institution, the legitimate results of which are so to brutalize the hearts of American citizens An institution that needs such means of protection, even were the suspected persons guilty of what is laid to their charge?-— Grand Rauidg (Mich.) Eagle. THE NORTH STAR IN DANGER.—A cor- respondent says he inquired of one of these bales of Virginia goods, on legs, that passed through Springfield for Can da, last week, how he knew the way. The reply was "the North Star, Sir." So oar correspondent thinks the South has a new grievance, and proposes a Union meeting to protest against the da-ger to Southern institutions from the "sectionalism" of the skies. Believing the stem have,so busi ness to shine for niggers, he suggests the following resolution to meet the extremity, and recommends it to politicians and man ufacturers whodeal in South-side views and warts:—f Resolced, That the North Starfauncon stitutional, alike dangerous to the interests of our Southern brethrcu, the perpetuity of the Union, and the success of the Dem ocratic party, and should not be eneoura gcd to shine by sound conservative men, —Sjringjield Republican. The Courirr am Eiqnlnr of New York has pi\ nuaaeed in favor of William II. Scwarcf tW i:\sideht aid declares that Should Bell, Tritt,anion ur.Bates ask to become the ttaudaid-bearcr in the name of the RgjfmHR&g jitr it must respectfully dec.iic sue alight to be centered upon it. tOr The Harrisburg* (Pa.) 'telegraph says the Opposition can as well afford to whip Stephen A.. Douglas as any other man thinks the country owe* him a eaa tigation as the chief of political sinners. According to the best ealc.Iation, the setentk eeasas of the United States, to be takoo tkia year, will rwn't atxmtjul fellows: Whites,28,000,000: Skves,.rf,.v- ISuTne agent of the Viceroy of JCgrn.. has recently concluded a contrast for .:_ large supply of Sharpens rifles.