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A E S E ATTORNS1 & COUNSELLOR AT LAW, S OHOTJ3D, Lower Town. Will make collections, invest money, buy, tell orloan LandWarrants, andenter, purchase er dispose of Real Estate. WATT & McCLURE, Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange, TTEEP Land Warrants constantly on hand f\ and for sale at a small advance from New York prices. Collections made, Exchange drawnatthelowestcurrent rates,Taxespaid,&c. St. Cloud, July 28th, I860. aug2-3m MOORE & SHEPLEY, ATTORNEYS & COUNSELLORS AT LAWascended, ST. CLOUD, Min. GEO. A. NOURSE, (Late ot St. Anthony,) ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Ofioa ii Medusa's (PHOIJIIX) BLOCK, Nran Bunai. ST. PAUL, Min. T. H. BARRETT CiTil Engineer and Surveyor. 98T Office on First Street, Lower St. Cloud Haps of all surveyed lands, and plats of al he leading towns of Northern Minnesota, can had at all times at my office. WM. J. PARSONS, COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Orncs WASHINGTON AVKNUS, Corner ef LakeStreet—Gorton's Building ST. CLOUD Min DR. W. B. SIMONTON, RESPECTFULLYCitizens tenders bis Professional Services te the of St. Cloud and its Vicinity. Residence, Lower Town, second house south west of Ravine, formerly occupied by Mr. Eilbuorne. gen?" Particular attention given to Operative Surgery. vol-lOny J. W METZROTH, MERCHANT TA ILOR, TVBALBR in Clothing, Cloths, Cassimeres ,1 Vestings, and Gentlemen's Furnishing goods, eo the inspection of which he invites his friends and the public. deel0,1857-ly *p F. & G. ANDREWS, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, and Crockery. Main Street* Lowercould Town, St.Anthony, Minnesota. v?n30 ly *je^B» Produce taken 'in Exchange for Goods. 8T. ANTHONY BOOK STORE iT. E A I O AST) XCTAli DEALER IN BOOKS, STATIONARY, WALL PAPER, FISHING TACKLE, POCKET CUTLERY, FANCY ARTICLES, TOYS, Ac. -*1 --.. Three doors above the Tremont Hotel. June, 10,1858. St. Anthony, Jfin. vollnol3,l sfnra MILLS*. SWISSUM E A E S A E AGENCY ST. CLOUD, IIINNESOTA. fpHE undersigned offer their services to loan 1 money upon best real estate security and t7 purchase and sell property either real or fersonaL far a reasonable commission. te They have now for sale, allow prices: od 20 Quarter sections of good land. 60 lots, (some improved,) in St. Cloud. 90 in Nininger addition to 8t. Paul. 20 «*~^NMngiTc^f r—~ 10 in Mound cRx. iHfaoie. MILLIE a SWISSHELM & LINCOLN. He comes, he comes, the fearless man Throw all your banners forth— Chicago bids him lead the van Of a united North. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah! Let shouts for LINCOLN ring In Union rights let all unite To hail our Prairie King. A nation's hand has wreathed his brow With stars her ralor won To Union's quick-step, marching now, Comes Freedom's Western Son. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah! etc. Farewell to cliques that would disown The people's high behest— ..-. That people's waiting hand shall crown The champion of the West. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah etc. The people's rights, the people's voice, His battle-cry shall be— A nation, in Chicago's choice, Hails Freedom's sovereignty. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah! etc The equal rights of North and South He fearless doth proclaim— Hell tear disunion'sflagfromboth, And blast each traitor'sname. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah! etc Then 'neath the stripes Time's,hand hath blent* 'Neath starsour fathers won, We've made our LINCOLN President In Eighteen Sixty-one. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah etc. A A I A JOKE. I have heard it said that "all the world and his wife" were in 1854 to see the Crystal Palace: of coarse I was there, and, after spending most of my mornings in the wonderful structure, systematically exam ining, catalogue in hand, one thing at a time,—I used to drive bat every afternoon to the neighborhood of the beautiful and far-famed Richmond Rill,to Bellevue, the residence of a very estimable family, whose guest I was. BWI88HBLH Sptftk Bntp tb# cMld*so of Israel that thef gofiwwatrd.'^-fixoDus,CHAP, It was exceedingly pleasant to see how affectionately disposed this members of the family were to each other. It was there fore with some surprise, and I must own, a little distrust, that I one day saw Mr.replied, Morton, our host, chastise his son, a mere lad, with what struck me as being uncalled for severity, as his only fault had been playing a trick upon one of the servants. As the cane descended, poor Bob's voice but above all could be heard the father, as, stern for once in his life, he said: "I have punished yiu before, my dear boy, for practicing jokes, and I am determined they shall cease." After some more admonition of each kind, he rested from his labor of love. The family physician, who was spending the afternoon with the Mortons, also wit nessed the caning, and, no doubt, seeing astonishment depicted on my face, referred to the subject a day or two afterwards as we were driving to town together, assuring me that I would not wonder at Mr. Mor ton's horror of practical jokes, if I knew the great family affliction which was. bro't about by one in the very house in which they were then living. "Although it is a sad story," said he, "I will relate the circumstances if you would like to hear them." As I confessed my interest, and hoped the narration would not be painful, he began: "You have noticed that although yon have been shown through the rest of the house, there is one room which is kept carefully locked, and no direct reference is made to it. It issaid, that at least once every year, a goblin, or ghost, er whatever you might choose to call it, made its-ap pearance there in shape even more ghastly than the conventional sheet,, in short, it assumed the form of a human skeleton.— Whatever foundation there may be for the story, the room certainly went by the name of "the haunted chamber," and. was not used, although the latter fact was probably owing to the reason that there was plenty of space beside in the house. Well, not many years ago, (in fact, the occurrence is within the remembrance of many persons) the family residing in Bellevue consisted of an elderly couple and their three grown children, two boys and a girl, ranging in age from sixteen to twenty. Nothing exceed the attachment which oxis ted between the two brothers and. their sister Although in a less degree the same cordiality was extended to a some what older friend, named Lennox, between whom and the brothers a strong feeling of intimacy had sprung up while at college, a feeling-which .was cemented by vacation visits and, otherwise to such extent, that in a couple of years the union of the fami lies by the marriage of George Lennox and Lucy Morton was looked! upon not only as a "consummation devoutly to be wished," but as an esse in futuro. "Soon after leaving college, Lennox ob tained ah ensignacy in the Indian -army, and altera an 1 affectionate parting, -leftshe England to join his reguncnt, and accom panied it in its short and. disastrous cam paign into Affghaniatan. After the war, during which he was twice wounded, he wrote home that he had applied for leave of absence, and that on bis return, which was in a few weeks he would ohum Lucy for a bride, she having by this time a U, ^m •f Ughted, both at George's safety and at his soon expected return, and perhaps though less demonstrativenone felt intenser though calmer joy than Lucy, whose heart ss well as prayers had, followed eorge through all his peril. "It is unnecessary to describe the meet ing when George, somewhat tanned and formidably moustached, returned from the campaign. Lucy, the dear girl, began her preparations for the wedding, and George meanwhile took up his residence at Bellevue, as did also some other young friends of the family. "With books, chess, fencing,, and other athletic sports, several days were spent most happily, till unfortunately one morn ing the conversation happened to turn upon courage, and in the, course of the argu ment, one of the visitors named Forbes, addressing George, said, with some appear ance of warmth, that there were situations as for instance, where supernatural sights and sounds Were supposed, in which no man on efartn could retain' courage and coolness. Now, both these qualities George was known to possess in an eminent de gree indeed on one occasion he had, sin gle-handed, saved tile regimental colors when in imminent danger of being Cap tured lie smiled, therefore, as he said that never .having had the pleasure of meeting a ghost, he could not declare what he Au? done on the occasion but as he did not believe that disembodied spirits walked the earth, he had no doubt he would act upon the belief that some imposture was being practised upon him, and would treat the ghost as he believed the appearance really was, in most if not all cases, as a person in disguise. Forbes then, with some eagerness, asked him if he would pass a night in a haunted chamber George replied that he undoubtedly would, and that moreover, he would take a pistol on watch with him, and try the effect of a bullet on the phantom. Forbes told^ Stephen Morton of George's resolution, and asked his assistance in a project which he had in view. Morton that as far as tradition went, any one might sleep in the haunted chamber with impunity, except on a certain night in November but Forbes said his scheme was to disguise some person as the skele ton, and for this purpose he thought Ste phen was well qualified, as he was tall and thin. Stephen had no Objection in the world to playing ghost, but said he had several reaxons for not wishing to be a tar get for George, who was a dead shot—one of his objections being based upon the de cided unwholesomeness of lead when vio lently introduced into the system. But Forbes quieted hie fears be declaring that of course the experiment should not be tried, unless he could unknown to George, extract the bullet from his pistol It was therefore decided that Morton should be dressed.in.thin black tights, which their amateur theatrical wardrobe would provide, and should have the ribs and all the bones chalked or painted on this black surface, trusting to the dim litfht afforded by one candle, and also the the trepidation which it was promised George would experience to hide the imposture. "Poor Morton,was delighted, and was very much in favor of making a terrific speech, beginning with 'Unhappy mortal,' or something to the same effect, and ma king his appearance in a flash of lightning or at least of lycopodium. However, Forbes declaimed strongly against the likelihood of a skeleton speaking, for, as he forcibly put it, 'where would he keep his wind and thought it would he much more dignified for the phantom after he was discovered, to move forward slowly, receive the supposed shot from George, and if the latter had neither yelled, run away, nor fainted—and one of these con tingencies Forbes thought likely— then the imposition .was to be acknowl edged, those on the lookout at the door would enter, and they would all enjoy a hearty laugh at their want of success. "Of course, as it was likely that a pistol would be fired in the house at or about midnight, it was necessary that all the family should know as much about .the af fair as George did, namely, that he had received and accepted a challenge to pass a night in the haunted chamber, the young men haying been let into the whole secret. "Fhe nianfter in which Cr%orge's resolution was commented upon was char acteristic the father, who was a disbe liever in ghosts, said, 'Nonseuse,' in the most decided manner the mother, more doubtful, said, 'I hope no harm will come of it while Lucy, who was startled at the proposal, seemed anxious her English common sense, which told her ghosts could not or rather do not appear, struggling in her mind with tradition, which forso many appearances of them and, as upon retiring bade George 'Good night/ perhaps she bad a presentiment of evil, for her voice faltered, While she added with forced smile: "I also will keep watch in amy room, to hear the first news take good care of yourself,' "And now Georga having selected one of a pair of pistok which Fori ted up for the same time dropping a skill wkh the =5SP souk L'Dfc" la '.'. •''.• .:•',. at BOSOUM. XIV VEBSS •. ss )1 •MeMHSMMHSMSassi declared his intention to fire at any unusu al object, he wished them 'pleasant dreams' laughingly, and closing the only door vf the haunted room after him, he reconnoi tered by looking under the bed and out of the window, which is at some distance from the ground, and then, to the dismay of the outsiders, who in their stocking feet listen ed to the whispered report of one of their number who was stationed at the key hole, he placed his chair against the door and sat down there, effectually barring all en trance, to anything bodily, without his knowledge. . "-The stocking-footed council was in con sternation. Some of the members- had al ready suggested giving it Up as a bad job, and the only medical student in the party paused in handling the brush, although the skeleton had by no means his full comple ment of bones but after some considera tion, a ladder was proposed in connection with the window the idea was approved of, and two of the party booted and started for the gardener's ladder, which was silent ly raised against the window. By this time Morton had his bones anatomically depicted on his exterior, and all that re mained was to wait until George dozed. "As George.had resolved to keep awake at least till midnight, he had taken a book, but as the hoar of twelve approached, he laid the book aside and handled the pistol presently he put that down, and began to consider the evidence coitoborating the appearance of spirits. He could not deny that there was strongtestimony in favor of the theory but the thought that if the phantom had the power to injure him, such a course would be Contrary to justice, re assured him. Yet the stillness and Vague feeling of expectation were depressing, and it was with a feeling of relief that he heard the drawing-room clock strike twelve.— 'Now then,' thought he, 'for something but as the watching hour passed by and nothing appeared, his only feeling was one of vexation that he should have volunteer ed to lose his rest, although it was some consolation to know that Lucy had prom ised to keep awake this led to another series of thought and castle building until the welcome sight of George nodding, was presented to the strained eyes, or rather eye of the watcher, who immediately com municated the intelligence to the plotters, most of whom were by this time asleep in the most comfortable positions which the chairs, the staircase, and the floor permit ted. After several starts and ineffectual attempts to keep awake, George let his head drop upon the table. "The time for action having come, the skeleton climbed the ladder rather anxious ly, crept in at the window, and cautiously approached the table, substituted for the pistol lying upon the table, the other one of the pair, and which, of course, was mi nus a bullet. Having concealed the load ed pistol and taked his position, all that re mained was for George to be awakened.— As Morton was considering' about some ghostly means of doing this, he was saved the trouble by the dog which had followed him to the foot of the ladder, and which, becoming impatient at his absence, began to bark. At the first sound George started, saw the figure, passed his hands over his eyes, and making the object out more dis tinctly, he seized the pistol and started up with the challenge: 'Who's there Al though Morton was itching to make a speech he remained silent, while George, speaking somewhat hurriedly, said: 'If you are human, I advise you to throw aside your disguise, for I will certainly fire at you if you are not of this world—why I'll have a shot at you at any rate Re ceiving no answer, he steadily took aim, saying, 'I will fire at the word three, and I never miss my aim. One—two—three!' The pistol went off harmlessly, of course, but with a result Upon George entirely un locked for being sure of his aim, he could not account for the figure not only being unhurt, but now even approaching him steadily his feelings seemed wrought np to a frenzy, and almost as quick as thought he thrust ,013 hand into the breast of his coat, drew a small pocket pistol, the exist ence of which no one had dreamed of, and before a word of warning could be spoken, he had fired full at Morton, who dropped down dead at his feet. "Meanwhile, the outsiders impatiently awaited the denouement. They had beard George speak and then fire, and while they were hesitating about entering, they heard the second report, and their hearts sunk at the sound they rushed in, and found their worst fears realized. As they raised the body, one of them said: 'Poor Stephen.' •Merciful God exclaimed George, 'my friend—A&*'brother'!* But I cannot de pict the heart-rending seene. perhaps you !can picture it-to^y6ureelflw w* As my informant ceased at this point, I asked "But what' became of the other ac torg?" •Ja-.-tcwi-i ^Forbes and Lennox," said he, "gave themselves up at once to the authorities of course nothing could be done to them, although the former frantically declared, that having been the instigator of the plot, he must suffer 9 a afire enough died in a private t^he & 15. S S •i i&i student is now the family physician. Xen nox of course returned no wore to the house his leavo of absence soon expiring, he join ed his regiment, almost reckless of his life, which he lost in a tiger-hunt Poor 'Lacy dj "Our host thus lost two friends, a broth er and a' sister:~ Do you wonder at his an tipathy for practical jokes i' In nearly six Great Britain. A N INVITATION.—One of Sir Boyle Roche's invitations to an Irish nobleman was rather equivocal:—"I hope, my lord, if ever you come within a mile of my house you'll stay there all night." A GEM FOR TIIE PRINCE The mag- nificent painting by Mr. Brown, the Amer ican artist, of "The Bay and City of New York," is bow the property of tne Prince of Wales, having been presented to and accepted by him, from fifty gentlemen of this city,|who subscribed one hundred dol lars each for that purpose. AVOID QUACKS.—Several months since Mr. McKnight, of Homer, New York, bought of a peddler some salve for corns. He applied it, and it caused a sore which continued to spread and cause intense pain, until he was relieved by death on Monday. ANOTHER ROYAL MATCH.—It is offic- ially announced in the English papers that the Princess Alice, second daughter of Queen Victoria, has been betrothed to Prince Louis, of Hesse Darmstadt The Prince is nephew to the reigcing Grand Duke, and cousin to the King of Prussia. A KNOTTY POINT SETTLED.—Dr. Que- ry the other day tried to put down his op ponent with this question: "If Noah did send out a dove that never returned, where did it go to "Why," retorted his an tagonist, "I suppose somebody shot it." 8&~ A man who had purchased a pair cf new shoes, finding the road to be rath er a rough one, decided on putting the shoes.Under his arm, and walking home barefooted. After awhile he stubbed his toe, taking his nail off as dean as a whistle. "How lucky!" he exclaimed, "What a tremendous kick that would have been for the shoes." An old gentleman, who was never accused of being a wizard, went out with his gnn one day to shoot partridges, ac companied by his son. Before they ap proached the ground where they expected to find die game, the gun was charged with a severe load, and when at last the old gentleman discovered one of the birds, he took a rest and blazed away, expecting to see him fall, of course but not so did it happen, for the gun recoiled with so much force as to "kick" him over. The old man got up, and while rubbing the sparks out of his eyes, inquired of hb son, "Alphy, did I point the right end of the gun to the birds?" SQT The Wheeling (Va.) IuteUigencer Bays that a few days ago an engineer was killed on the Central Ohio Railroad, near Cambridge. At the time of his death he was making his last 'trip, previous to the fulfillment of an engagement of marriage with a young lady of Columbus. The young lady afterwards became the wife of Mr. James Frease, and a short time ago, -while oat riding, she was thrown from a carriage and killed. Mr. Frease himself Was one of the victims of the accident which occurred the other day near Cam bridge. .ofsSnS—.©'J $ \0&* A sad exemplification of the dan ger of leaving small children unguarded, even for a few momenta, occurred in De troit the other, evening. A Mrs. Norris went to a neighbor's leaving two small, children alohe during her brief absence. 'Upon he* return she found tfco clothing of one of them, wrapped in flames, the fire having commtraicatcd from alighted can dle. The poor woman became at ence utterly paralysed with terror and to havetlcstalli of stripping the* clothing from taw child, she fled to one of the neighbors for aid and so great delay intervened before tanee wasfinallyextendedtothe little in- inche*under water, and the hag last*** burned ton •#.,- EDITOR ATO PBOPEIBTOB. ass trsfeaf .piaed away and died of a broken lroart— the product of his own management and if ever there was an instance^jf irhe mala- [tact. He is an Irishman by birth, having been born in Tyrone county, Ireland, in Blondin, having made a large for- tune by rope walkings is about to return to France. the United States there are times as many journals as in In the gale Friday week, the lower portion of Norfolk, _Ya., was completely submerged.. T, .., Hflfj Mrs Gov. Morgan isthe recipient of a1 beautiful diamond necklace, a present from the Prince of Wales. It /was sent from Boston by express. W&F A visitor to the poet Tennyson wriiest "He spoke in terms of warmest praise of Chas. Sumner's recent speech in the1 Senate, and ad ded :—'The most eloquent tiring, as I thought, in the whole speech was the unspoken thins the silence about his own story.'" s= rs-*.* «9#d «ii '-. ©ai ta tills jB^rttn««3T(j« ei fcaliafWj a. trt&ziaa&tzktiminia v?mq 0200a 1~ Stewart, the Merchant Prine*. Tie Prince ol the dry goods merchants of Sew Tdr1r,cifc T.::Stewart7is- said to he worth about fourteen miiiioo dollars, all 1796. He came to this country in 1813, and made his debut upon the American theatre of life as a school teacher in Rose Street, near the famous Quaker Church. He commenced the dry goods business in 1822, in an old wooden tenement in Broad way, immediately opposite his present store. His establishment instead of being the largest in the city, was only about 20 feet square. Fromjthis small commencement he worked his way up step by step until he is the leading merchant and is in a fair way to be the wealthiest man in Amer ica. Whilst other merchants were -totter ing and failing during the several com mercial crises of this country, he stood firm, and was coining money whilst others around him were falling. In 1848 lie moved to his present, marble store He has made half a dozen partners rich, al lowing them' oneH&ighth' of the profits of his business. HfS' Store' dnd"the ground is worth one million of dollars.1 xoatt He also owns, the- Metropolitan Hotel, Nibio's Saloon which pays him an interest of ten per cent upon one million of dol lars. He owns nearly two blocks on Blea ker street, and other entire blocks on Broaoway, from Ninth to Tenth street, ex tending through,toFourth Avenue—a por tion of which he purchased last fall, .ru mor having it, that he intended to put up a magnificent store covering the whole block. He owns more real estate than any man ia die city, unless it may he Wm. B. Astor his income, however, is much larger than that of Astor's. His sales annually reach $10,000,000, with a net profit of over 1800,000. Many compute his present wealth at from eight een to twenty millions. He is yet ouug, to all appearance, being only about sixty four looking as young as most men at forty, with a fair prospect of retaining his faculties until he is one hundred, and is in much better health than either Astor or Gerard, who lived to the age of ninety—enjoyed at the age of sixty-four. He resides in Bleeker street in a dwelling that cost twenty thousand dol lars, lie has never had any children, has therefore no one to leave his princely wealth to. What he will do with it has already become a topic of the gossipers, most of whom will be outlived by Stew art himself. CAPTURE OE THE STEAMSHIP CITY OE NORFOLK WITH OVER FOUR HUNDRED 8LAVE8 ON BOARD.—By the arrival-of the steamship De Soto at New York, from Havana, we have intelligence of the cap ture of still another American slaver.— On the morning of the first of October a Spanish man of war steamer discovered a vessel ashore near Sierra Morena, which proved to be the American screw steamer City of Norfolk. She had landed on the night previous eight hundred negroes from the coast,of Africa. After one cargo and -crew had landed, full steam was put on, the valves were opened, her feed pipes were cut, and the city of Norfolk was head ed seaward, and abandoned. It was the expectation of her captain that she would soon founder, but the current, it appears, carried her ashore which, led to her dis covery, and the capture of four handled negroes, together with the crew. The ballance of the cargo had been disposed of. Old Noah. B. was, in his old age, given to religion. One, day his "eld wg man" sent him out to split wood, but com ing across a brandy .bottle he returned home very much "obfusHcated," his. er rand unaccomplished. Taking a seat, he commenced with: ^mTe-^wife, do you think the Lord, in his goodness (hie) kin send us into fire everlastin' No an swer from mV wife, who was incensed to find her liege lord in sueh a condition.— "Wife, kin the Lord intend to burn us in fire everlastin' Mrs. b, thin time boiling over with indignation, L*» s|ill no answerr- Wrfe.(hir)iso-yotf thimr- the Lord means (hie) to burn us all (hie) in fire everlastin' 7 This w$s v»on Asm human patience could endure, and she could not hold her tongue any longer she'd speak but if she died for it "No 1 yer old fool, yef "t not if he waits for vou WST iss Lydia Brooks, a slaughter of Mrs. Samuel Rupert of Phelps, Ontamo couoty, Was drowned in the floom Of) tie blotNorton saw mill, on Wednesday after noon last, as near as can be conjectured, under the following Mftttttttsjices- Wish ing to drown a cat «he l»ad pieced .the an imal in a bag, taking it to the floonv over which ran a beam, wed for crossing, and while on this beam, iell ia.- When found (which was about an hour and ahalf from tne «me she w^s seen togotherejssWilbod erect in the water, her head about ttftoa tk* ..