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ANTHONY BOOK STORE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN BOOKS, STATIONARY, WALL PAPER, FISHING TACKLE, POCKET CUTLERY, FANCY ARTICLES, TOYS, &c. LAWonly O N S E OR AT LAW, OFFICE WASHINGTON AVENUE, Corner of Monroe Street—Monti's Building ST. CLOUD Min W S I O N O N RESPECTFULLYCitizenss tender his Professional Services to the of St. Cloud and its Vicinity. Residence, L«wer Town, second house south west of Ravine, formerly occupied by Mr. Kilbuorne. t&* Particular attention given to Operative Surgery. vol-lOny T. H. BARRETT Civil Engineer and Surveyor. KSf* Office on First Street, Lower St. Cloud Maps of all surveyed lands, and plats of al the leading towns of Northern Minnesota, can had at all times at my office. Three doors above the Tremont Hotel. St. Anthony, Jfin. June, 10,1858 vollnol8,l STEPHEN MILLER. ..HENRY 8WISSHELM E A E S A E AGENCY 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 prioes: 20 quarter sections of good land. 60 lots, (some improved,) in St. Cloud. ,20 in Nininger addition to St. Paul. 20 in Nininger city, 10 in Mound city Illinois. MILLER & SWISSHELM St. fiend, Mav 18, 1858. STEPHEN IN SEARCH OP HIS MOTHER. PLAINTIVE POME, BT SQIXIBOB. Why did I down to Hartford go 'Twas not my squatter self to show I went to hunt, 1 told you so, My Mother. To Wo'ster, Boston, Bunker Hill, Cambridge, Charleston, Springfield, yet still I went to search with a good will, My Mother. To clam-bake down in Rhody State, Throughout Vermont and Maine, my fate Was hunting thee early and late, My Mother. I hunted for the Northland South, With open eyes and gaping mouth. Through heat and cold, the rain and drouth. My Mother. Vain at every railroad station, Was my usual proclamation Made by me before the nation, My Mother. That I was only hunting thee, The people said they came to sec. And would not let me silent be. My Mother. But out of me they would "betray," That same old speech from day to day, And keep me from thee long away, My Mother. At length I hope I shall thee find, For thou hast been a useful blind, That I might often speak my mind, My Mother. I have "betrayed" myself I see, The people have been fooling me, I must in shame take leave of thee, My Mother. THE TELL-TALE SIGNATUE—A DETECTIVE STORY BY JOHN B. WILLIAMS, M. D. One day, while cozily sipping a cup of tea, and talking over our courting days with my wile, a loud ring at the bell informed me that a visitor wished to see me. The servant girl ushered into the apartment a young lady of re markable beauty, who stated that she wished to see me privately on very important business, My wife, (God bless her!) who is by no means of a jealous disposition, discreetly withdrew, and we were left alone. I offered the young lady a chair, and informed her that I A/as at her service. Aftrr a little hesitation natural to her years, she made a statement to me which I will condense as follows: Charlotte Melvin (my fair visitor) was the child of Reuben Melvin. Esq., who had resided on the banks of the Hudson river, about twenty miles horn New York. Her father had been devotedly attached to her, and they had lived as happy as it was possible to live togeth er. He had gratified every wish of hers, and for years not a single cloud had obscured their calm and peaceful happiness. About a year ago Charlotte had been introduced to the son of a gentleman living in their neighborhood, and mutual love had sprung up between them. Her father had not opposed their union, as it was a very desirable match on all sides, and it was settled they should be married next spring. Things went on in this way for some months. Leonard Appleby visited her father's house every night, and everything went as merry as a marriage bell. But suddenly their dream of happiness was dissipated, and that, too, by an extraordinary occurrence. Her betrothed was one morning found in the garden attached to the house in a halt-senseless condition, his clothes and hands bespattered with blood, and her father had mysteriously disappeared Ev ery search was made for him, but without any avail and her lover Leonard Appleby had been arrested on the charge of having murder ed him, and it was supposed that he had con cealed the body somewhere. It w&t, evident, from the apearanccof the place where Leonard had been found in the morning, that a terrible struggle had taken place the flowers and roots were torn up, the shrubbery broken, the ground in various places was covered with blood, and a knife, which was proved to have belonged to the prisoner, was also stained with the vital fluid. The most damning evidence, however, against the prisoner, was the fact that Mr. Melvin's watch and purse were found in his possession. Leonard Appleby was removed to the county jail, where he was incarcerated at the time Miss Melvin called upon me his case not having been investigated, from the fact of the body of the man he was supposed to have murdered not having been discovered. But the strangest thing of all in this affair was, that a week after the catastrophe a brother of Mr. Melvin's ap peared and claimed his whole property by vir tue of a will which he exhibited, and by which he was made sole heir to all his brother's pro perty. There was no disputing the will, for it was unquestionably signed by the deceased, and Richard Melvin took possession of the whole of the property of his late brother, and did not offer to expend one cent for the sup port of his niece Charlotte, who was thrown upon the world in an utterly destitute condi tion. Such was the substance of the story told me by Miss Melvin and she further added that three weeks had elapsed since her father's death, but that no satisfactory result had been obtained as to how or by what means he had come to his end, and that although she had employed almost every detective officer in New York, they, had been unable to afford her any satisfaction. "Miss Melvin," said I, as soon as she had finished, "is it not very strange that your father should have left your uncle all his prop erty From some hints you have let fall, I shouldjudge they were not on very good terms with each other during your father's life." "You are right, Mr. Barker," said Miss Mel vin "they had never spoken to each other for years. My poor father could never' bear to hear the name of his brother Richard mention ed, and I heard him say frequently that he was a bad-hearted man." "Are you sure the signature to the will was really in your father's hand-writing?" "I am perfectly satisfied of it, so much, SO that when some of my friends advised mc. to contest the validity of the will, being firmly Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward."—EXODUSJ convinced that my father really did sign it, I refused most positively. I care nothing about my father's wealth, and it is not to regain this that I ask your assistance, sir. Mv motive is to free Mr. Leonard Appleby from the imputa tion of a crime, of which I am sure he is as innocent as I am." "It does, indeed, seem perfectly preposterous that he should have committed the deed. There appears to be no possible motive for it." "Ah, sir, if you only knew his heart as well as I do, you would be convinced that it is ut terly impossible that he could have committed the fearful deed. My father loved him, and imposed no obstacle to our marriage." I reflected a few minutes on this strange case, for, to tell the truth, at first glance I did not know what to make of it. The whole affair appeared to be involved in.mystery. Of course I did not for a moment suppose that Leonard Appleby was really guilty of Mr. Melvin's death. The utter absence of motive, and the fact that he had everything to lose and nothing to gain by the death of the father of his be trothed, satisfied me that he could not be the guilty party. Then the thought naturally arose in my mind, if Leonard was innocent, who was guilty Here again I could come to no satis faotory conclusion. It is true, my suspicions pointed to Mr. Richard.Melvin but there was nothing I could gather from Miss Melvin's nar rative which served to confirm a single one of them. As has been seen, she did not even de ny the authenticity of the signature of the will "Has the will been proved, Miss Melvin I asked at last.. "Oh, yes," she replied "uncle took posses sion of the property some weeks ago." "And what have you been doing since?" I asked, more out of curiosity than anything else. "I have obtained some music pupils, and I am doing very well as I before said, I have no concern for myself. I wish you to prove that Mr. Leonard Appleby is innocent. "Have you a letter or any document with your father's signature attached to it?" "I have a number at home," she replied "by-the-bye, I think I havealettcr of his with me now, written to me some six years ago, when he was in Washington." So saying, she took' from her reticule the letter in question, and handed it to me: "Will you allow me to retain possession of this?" I said. "Certainly," she replied "but.I ean assure you again that if you suppose the will to be a forgery, you are mistaken. The will is un doubtedly genuine." "Well, my dear young lady," I replied, "I do not doubt your word, but you may be mis taken at all events I should like to judge for myself." Making a few inquiries as to the exact posi tion of her father's house, and as to the means of reaching it, I bade her good morning, ex pressing a desire to see her again that day week. When she had gone, I immediately put on my hat and coat, and directed my steps to the recorder's office, for the purpose of examining the will. Aided by the index I soon found it, and commenced to read every word of it. It was by no means a long document, but went on to state that he, Reuben Melvin, be ing of sane mind, did thereby bequeath unto his beloved brother, Richard Melvin, all his personal and real estate, &c, &c. The docu ment appeared to be drawn up in perfect legal form, and the most captious special pleader could take no exception to it whatever. At last I came to the signature. I took from my pocket the letter Miss Melvin had given me for the purpose of comparing the signatures.— There could be no doubt whatever but the sig nature was genuine the letters were formed exactly the same, and were evidently written by the same hand. Still there was a marked difference between them. That attached to the letter was bold and firm, while that attach ed to the will was weak and tremulous. This fact immediately aroused my suspicions —a person's signature rarely differs, except when the mind is influenced but then again I reflected that time might impair a person's writing, and I compared the date of the will with that of the letter. What was my aston ishment to find that they were both dated on the same day, namely, January 1st, 1840. 1 next held up the document to the. light, for the purpose ot seeing if there was a watermark on the paper. I found such was the case, and the words "Connecticut Mills, 1843," could be made out most distinctly. Here then was a will, purporting to have been signed in New York, on the 1st of Janu ary, 1841), by a man who was in Washington on that very day, and on paper that was made three years afterwards. And yet there could be no disputing the fact that the signature was a genuine one. The whole truth in a moment flashed across my mind, and I immediately set about unraveling the web. I went to work with a good heart, for I had but little doubt of success. My first proceeding was to make inquiries as to the exact date of Mr. Melvin's disappear auce. I discovered that it wag on the 3d of June, an4 that Richard Melvin had come to take possession of the propertv on the 10th.— I also'made'inquiries as to the past life of the heir fo the property, and found that in Boston, from which town he came, he bore a very dis reputable character, and that no one. would trust or believe him. My next proceeding was to visit Oak Leaf Manor, the estate in question. My purpose was to have an interview with the proprietor, so that I might observe him well, and perhaps gain a few points by my scrutiny. I soon reached the dwelling, and ringing boldly at the bell, demanded an interview with Mr. Richard Melvin. After some little delay, I was admit ted into his presence. I found him to be a gentlemanly man enough, but with rather a forbidding cast of features. I noticed two things in particular about him one was, that he had a club-foot, and had a restless manner. I made some plausible excuse for my visit—I think it was that I had heard he wanted to sell his property, and would like to purchase it if such was the case. He replied to me politely, stating, of course, that the report was false, and I bade him good morning. When I left the house, I determined to visit, the stable, for a reason the reader will discov er, by-and-by. I found two very fine horses, and the ostler, a good-humored Irishman, there. "Fine horses, these," said I, as I entered the door. "Sure, an' you may well say that," replied the ostler, proud of my notice. GHAP. XIV VERSE ST. CLOUD, STEAMS GO., MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 1860. NO. 7. "You keep them well groomed, too." "Faith, an' it's but little grooming they want." "I suppose they can travel fast." "You'Ye just hit the nail on the head. You should just have seen them the day they came down here from New York why they didn't sweat a hair, an' it's a good twenty miles, too." "Indeed! they did not then belong to the late Mr. Melvin?" "No, indeed. Sure, and Mr. Richard Mel vin brought them down with him when he came." "They were not at all distressed, you say?" "Divil a bit they looked as fresh as if they had just come out of the stable." "Did Mr. Melvin arrive here in the daytime, or night time "It was dark night." "I see you come from the old country here's a quarter to drink my health—good day "Good day, and God bless you, sir! And may the holy saints presarve you." My next proceeding was to visit several houses in the neighborhood, and inquire if there was an inn anywhere in the neighborhood but all my inquiries were without any result. 1 then set resolutely to work to search for my self, for I was perfectly satisfied there must be some such place in the vicinity. For a day or two, my efforts were entirely unsuccessful, but one morning, while wander ing by the side of the river, I noticed the marks of horses' hoofs, as if coming directly from the river. I immediately procured a boat, and rowed directly across—the river was not very broad there. I then skirted the opposite bank, until I should come to another landing-plate. After I had proceeded a quarter of a mile, I reached a spot where again the marks of hors es' hoofs were plainly to be traced this time, however, the direction was towards the river.— The impression was plain, the horses at this point had embarked on a boat or raft and had been conveyed to the other side at the point from which I had started. I made my boat fast, and looked around mc. I found that I was on a small island, which was so thickly studded with green trees that I could see but very little in advance of me. Taking, however, the horses' hoofs as my guide, 1 came upon an old dilapidated stone building, which had evidently been built long anterior to the Revolution. It seemed to be entirely unoccupied, fer all the shutters were closed, and thick grass and weeds grew in profusion. I first of all directed my steps to a sort of outhouse, and here I was rewarded by a sight which made my blood tingle in my veins, being nothing more than the impression on the gravel of a club-foot. These impressions were very frequent, and my conclusion was that Mr. Richard Melvin paid frequent visits to this uninhabitable dwelling. 1 next proceeded to try all the doors and windows, and found them all fastened down. I, however, soon effected an entrance by means of one of tho windows. The first thing that met my gaze was a long candle and a box of lucifer matches. These were placed in a small reces3. Although it was daylight, I lighted the candle and began to explore the house. I first of all examined the upper portion of it, but found nothing. I then examined the ground floor with the same success. I did not feel discouraged, for I felt almost satisfied, from the fact of the candle being there, that such would be the result. I next proceeded to examine the cellar, and had not descended halt a dozen steps before I heard a faint groan. I rushed forward and entered a spacious vault, supported by massive pilars. In a corner of this damp, dark and dismal dungeon, reclining on a heap of straw, with manacles on his wrists and ankles, I saw an old man, with a long, fl*wing, white beard, who, I was satisfied, was Mr. Reuben Melvin. I held the candle over his head, and saw that he was steeping. At that moment, I heard the sound of footsteps behind me, and turninground saw that it was Mr. Richard Melvin advancing towards me witii all the ferocity of a tiger. A terrible struggle ensued, but I was the younger man of the two, and finally succeeded in overpowering, and affixing the manacles with which he had loaded his poor brother, on his wrists and feet. The joy of the poor old man, at his release, knew no bounds. In a very few words, he in formed me of all that had passed. On the night of his disappearance he was seized by his brother and a confederate, and conveyed to this prison without bein^ able to give the slightest alarm. While there, he had been compelled, under threats of instant death, to sign a document, the purport of which he did not know. His brother had visited him every day, bringing him a supply of food, but he could not have lasted much longer, as he was getting weaker and weaker daily. Everything had turned out exactly as I had expected. The trembling characters of the signature to the will, and the fact that it had been ante-dated, convinced me that it had been obtained by force. I then argued that the chances were that Mr. Reuben Melvin was not dead, but in some place of confinement. This place, I was satisfied, must be near Oak Leaf Manor, as it would be impossible to convey him any long distance without detection. I was also satisfied that Richard Melvin must have been in the neighborhood long before the time he was supposed to have come from New York, and it Was to discover if my opinion was just, that I paid a visit to the stables The poor old gentleman WAS conveyed back to his residence, and was soon gratified with his daughter's presence. Young Appleby was immediately released from confinement. It appeared, by his statement, that, on the even ing of the old gentleman's disappearance, while crossing the garden lue had been assailed by two men, and had fainted from loss of blood when he recovered, it was morning, and that very moment, he was arrested on the charge of hav ing murdered Mr. Reuben Melvin, and the watch and purse belonging to the supposed de ceased, and placed in his pocket by Richard Melvin, served to give some coloring to the charge. I may add that, in a month or two, Charlotte Melvin and Leonard Appleby were married) Richard Melvin died, after two year's confine ment in the State prison, where he had been condemned fer life. He died, however, with out revealing the name of his accomplice, and he has never been discovered. Hon. George Dunham, formerly a democratic representative from Clay Co., in the Indiana Legislature, has given in his adhesion to Lincoln, and is doing good aervice for the tuse. 15. -rJ- Douglas Repudiates Sovereignty. R. DOUGLAS—Regarding Squatter Sovereignty as a nickname invented by the Senator and those with whom he acts, which I have never recbgnized, I must. leave him to define the meaning of his own term. I have denounced Squatter Sover eignty when you find it setting up a Gov ernment contrary to law, as jou do now at Pike's Peak. I denounced it this year.— When you find an unauthorized Legisla ture, in violation of law, setting up a Gov ernment without sanction of Cougress or Court, that is Squatter Sovereignty which I oppose. There is the case of Dakota, where you have left a whole people without any law or Territorial organization, with no mode ot appeal from Squatter Courts to the United States Courts to correct their de cisions—that is Squatter Sovereignty in vi violation of the Constitution and lews of the United States. There is a similar Gov ernment set up over a part of California and a part of the Territory of Utah, called Nevada. It has a delegate here claiming to represent it. I have denounced that as unlawful. I am opposed to all such Squat ter Sovereignty. *if that is what the Sen ator referred to, I am against it All I say is, the people of a Territory, when they have been organized under the Constitution and laws, have Legislative power over all rightful subjects of legislation, consistent with the Constitution ot the United States. That is the language of the law, and if they exercise Legislative powers on any subject inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States, the Courts, to whom ap peal may be taken under the laws, will cor rect their errors. That is all. GWIN—I ask the Senator whether he says the people of California set up a Squatter Sovereignty like that at Pike's Peak? DOUGLAS—I state this: I see from the newspapers, and suppose it to be true, that an organization has been set up in Carson Valley, called Nevada Territory, and the peopie have elected a Governor. GWIN—That is in Utah Territory. DOUGLAS—Yes but it is said a portion of the settlers are over the line in Califor nia and some in Utah, but it matters not. It does not change the effect, for if it all be in Utah, it id an act of rebellion against the Territorial Government, estabtished by the Government. That is the Squatter Sovereignty I am against. as a he ad of a a a in We set out with the declaration that Mr. Douglas "is the only candidate in the eight now before the American people for the Presidency and Vice Presidency, who has on all occasions, been the earnest, hard-working, and consis tent friend and advocate of the Homestead principle."—rPioneer. .: The Pioneer of yesterday, in a ''second article," comes to the rescue of Douglas on the Homestead bill, and the above par agraph is an extract therefrom. It further adds: '•We have already shown that Hamlin, the Republican candidate for Vice President, voted against the [a] Homestead bill, when Step ion A- Deuglas was earnestly laboring to secure its passage." As to the first, it is simply one of the Pioneer's "declarations," and in two sepa rate lengthy articles the attempt to sub stantiate ii .has been an entire failure. All the Pioneer has succeeded in proving thus far is the fact, that in 1845, Mr. Douglas introduced into the United States Senate a Homestead bill—that he made one or two speeches in favor of "his (that) bill" —but thai the bill did not pass. At toe il Squatter The Chicago Press and Tribune repub lishes from the Globe the subjoined speech, made by Stephen A. Douglas in the United States Senate on the 17th of May. lfr is a document which every man who takes an interest in politics would QO well to read. It was made subsequent to the two-day effort of its author in May, and was fished out by the persistent catechizing of Jeffer son Davis, who was determined that Doug las should no longer skulk behind unmean ing generalities. It will be seen by this unwilling confession that Mr. Douglar re pudiates Squatter Sovereignty, acknowl edges that the people of a Territory cannot set up a government for themselves, and can exercise no political rights except such as arc obtained through au Organic Act of Congress He in effect justifies the ac tion of those Democrats who voted against Eli Thayer's bill proposing to give to the inhabitants of Dakota, Arizona, Jefferson, and Nevada the right to choose their own Ten itorial rulers and elect Territorial Del egates to Congress. His doctrine would have even excluded California as a State, because the people did not go through the form of a Congressional Territorial organi zation. If anything was needed to convict Mr. Douglas of the most shameless incon sistency, and cause every honest' adherent in his ranks to forsake him in disgust, it is superabundantly furnished in this brief senatorial speech. It ought to be posted up in the same frame with the letters and speeches of Fitzpatrick and Johnson in fa vor of a Slave Code. Let everybody read it: 'OMiX' GLUOSAI"' ."t' & *--3 0 8 8 1 ,dt€l -sotfm^ 5 .0 .... »•. EDITOR Am PROPRIETOR. time that Mr. Douglas was ouch a staunch friend and advocate of a (his) Homestead principle, the Republican party was not in existence. Why don't the Pioneer tell us where Mr. Douglas stands in 1860, in stead of where he stood fifteen years age Eh In 1848-9 he was in fevor of the Wilmot proviso. A few years later he wasn't. In 1850 Mr. Douglas declared that the Compromise restriction had "be COBIC canonized in the hearts of the Amer ican people as a sacred thing, which no ruthless hand would be reckless enough to disturb." What did he say in a speech the other day why, that his was the "ruth less hand" which removed that restriction. The Pioneer certainly has a very ingen ious way of showing up Mr. Douglas' position on the Homestead bill. W find no fault with Mr. Douglas for Introducing a Homestead bill ^in the Senate he did well but why has Mr. Douglas of late years so changed in his advocacy and sup port of this measure. Did he lend his eloquent voice to secure the passage of Mr. Grow's Homestead bill, or the com promise bill introduced at the last session of Congress? No, not he. We know, and the people know, something of the vas cillafirig, shiftless course of Stephen A. Douglas, and it will take finer logic than that in the Pioneer to undo what the great squatter sovereign has done amiss, As to the second paragraph, we tdmit just what the Pioneer says. As our at tention is especially directed to this point, and more particularly to the speech iuaue by Mr. Hamlin in the United States Sen ate July 20tft, 1854, in opposition to a Homestead bill, we will here remind the editor that at that time, Hannibal Ham lin, now the Republican candidate for Vice President, was a Democrat, and in speaking against a (that) Homestead bill, he was but true to the democratic doc trine and party. Of this very important fact we take it the Pioneer was ignorant. Mr. Hamlin remained with the Democrat ic party np to the 12th of June, 1866.— On that day he rose in his place in the Senate, and in a speech reviewing the an tecedents of the Democratic party, and pointing out its demoralizing tenets—a speech characterized with vigor and power —he then and there renounced his longer connection with them. In this speech he denounced Senator Pouglas for the promi nent part he had taken in the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. Said Senator Hamlin, "The (Missouri Restriction is ab rogated. The portentious evils that were predicted have followed, and are yet fol lowing, in his trail. It was done, sir, in violation of the pledges of that party with which 1 have always acted, and with which 1 have always voted.!' We should like to quote further from Mr. Hamlin's speech, but refer the Pioneer to the speech entire, which will be found on page 209 of the new Political Text .Book—a work of great value, and which wc would recommend the editor to pur chase. So much for what the Pioneer has shown. It is a gross libel upon the intel ligence of the people to assert that Mr. Douglas is the only consistent friend and supporter of the Homestead bill. It is contemptible to attempt to mislead the public mind by perverting facta—distort ing the record for partisan purposes. We have some respect for an honorable oppo nent, but the scheming, under-handed plotting of a knave, we despise. The Re publican parly is the only party pledged to protect and preserve the rights of the peojle. Our candidates stand upon a platform which is as broad rs it is compre hensive, and as liberal as it is wise and just, in its provisions to all DOrtioHs of the Union. As opposed to the Democratic Douglas party, we are in favor of a Home stead bill, and both the record of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin is as clear on this subject as the noon-dav sun, —Times. Read and Remember. The Savannah (Ga.) Republican, a leading Douglas and Johnson or^an, in Johnson's own State, attacks the Free Homestead measure in this way: '•One of the very worst measures, by common consent, ever introduced into Con gress, was the Homestead Bill of the last session. It was denounced by nearly ev er}7 Southern member of both Houses as a vtle scheme of corruption and a BLACK REPUBLICA N PLOT for abolitionizmg all the remaining Territory of the Union." This is the seuti ucnt of the whole South, and, consequently the sentiment of the Democratic party. Let the thousands of young men in the Western States, who are looking forward to a settlement upon the unoccupied lands west of the Mississippi, remember that only through the triumph of the Republican party will they be able to realize their wishes. JQT Twenty-six emancipated slaves, the property of the late Judge £wing, of Logan county, KyM arrived in Columbus, Ohio, the other day. They have all *been provided with means sufficient to buy comfortable homes. A sharp urchin derided the dignity of the sun, because he is only a day laborer.