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cUBAIs ESTATE AGENCY,
ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA
Explorations of Land in this
District subject to private entry, and long
experience in Land Office business, give the un
dersigned peculiar advantages in the select ion of
lend nud the location of Laod Warrants.
LAND WARRANTS for sale at a small ad
vance on Ne» fork Priett.
Contested Pre Emption cases prosecuted be
fore the local and Oeneral Land Office.
Attention paid to the payment of taxes in
Benton, Sherburne, Morrison and Stearns
Town lot* for sals in St. Cloud.
v8u41-tf L- A. EVANS.
JAMES M. MoKELVY,
ATTOhNBT COUNSELLOR Al LAW
Will mike collections, invest money, buy,
oil or loan land Warrants, nnd enter purchase
or dispose of Real Estate.
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fUaltr in Foreign and Domntie Exchange,
Ml&PS Land Warrants constantly on hand
i\jnnd tr sale at a small advance from New
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St. Cloud, July 28th, 18G0. aug2-8m
COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Ornc WASBINOTOM AVKMCK,
error of Lake Street—Gorton's Building
3T. CLOUD Min
vs. s. noons.
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A TTORNEYS& COUNSELLORS A TLA IT.
Office—Corner of Washington Avenue and
St. Oermnin Street.
Ml. to MlNKXSOTA.
GEO. A. NOURSE,
I TOMEY AN COUNSELLOR IT LA
Orion in MoCwno's (PHSSIX) SLOCK,
NVAS TBS BXIDOX.
ST. PAUL, Mio.
T. B. BARRETT,
Surveyor and Civil Engineer,
ST. CLOMP I
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I A VINO Associated themselves ia theprac
1 1 ties of medieine will pursue their profes
sion ia nil its branches, ineluding midwifery
aad »B*mtiv* surgery. v5nl-tf
A- T. UPHAM^
J. W METZROTH,
J, XBXCBAA TAIL OR,
TtRALBR in Clothing, Cloths, Cnssimeres
I Votings, nnd Oentlemen's Pnrnishing
Qaed*, to the inspection of which he invites
a!»frisnds and th* public.
Betaf a Bmnch of a Shoe Houss
Boots sad Shoos at wholesale nad re"
ia low nstkey ana bo bought ia
lU 13 ST. LOUIS.
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£*Ji aoR-ly St. Paul, Minn.
1FTER A VICTORY.
BY CAROLINE A MASON.
Thar* is a* seed, sweet moon! the night
With other splendor is bedight.
The disseaed panes are ail alight
Wlta taper-g'eems nad oa the air,
Commingled with the rocket's glare,
A thousand torab-Ughts flash and flare.
•Tis late but still, ndown the street
So gay with flags, I hear the boat
Of quiek. exulting, restless feet
And over all, incessant swells
Thejangle of the village bells.
And cannon booming o'er the dells
For tidings thrilled us yesternight
Of a brave victory how the light
Was fearful, but Qod helped the Right.
"Ihe fight was fearful" Oh! the pain
And grief and loss against the gain
The/uy of Triumph, and its bang!
O friends! dear friends, my pulses leap
Loyal as yours yet I could weep
Above this pageant that we keep.
Benr witu me but my heart is sore
For our dead heroes score on score
Snail see God's sweet light nevermore.
They loved like us. The belts they -drew
CIos« for the fight xontsd hearts as true
As beat, perchance, in me or you.
Their babes, like ours, were rosy-fair
Had eyes as blue, as silky hair—
Their mother'* hair and eyes ah there
You touch the sore «pot. Pause ye, men,
Ooing home to wife aid child and then,
If ye have heart to, shout again
O orphaned babes! in whose blue eyes
The mother-look so sweetly lies
O widowed mothers! sorrow-wise,
Ye cannot see why men should shout,
And blazon hero-deeds about.
And on the air gay banners flout.
Ah, well! the dear God must decide
Which should the other over-ride—
The brighter or the darker side.
His wisdom we can ne'er forestall
Into his scales we east it all
Aad Which shall rise and which shall fall,
The seeming dross or seemirg gold,
Or whether both the lance hold
in perfect poise, is all untold.
God reigns enough! O ye who weep
Aad ye who about 1 your faith still keep.
Hie ways are equal, though so deep.
Fitchburg, Mass. —Christian Inquire'
Address to the People
ST. PAUL, October 7. 1862.
The undersigned, representing the Re
publican State Central Committee, and on
behalf of the candidates for Congress, viz
Hon. William Windom for the First Dis
trict, and Hon IgnaMus Donnelly for the
Second District, deems it proper to call
the sttention of the voters of the State
to some views of the pending political
canvass which appesl directly to their
judgment and to their personal interests.
There are at this time bnt two political
divisions in this State:—the loyal and
The first,—known by the name of "Un
ion" in one of the districts, and by the
name of "Republican" in another,— has
received into its ranks the 1 yal men of
all the heretofore recognized parties. Its
purpose is to save the Union by any and
every means, and its loyalty his never yet
The second party,—claiming the name
of the Democracy, although but- a frac
tion of *hat once great organisation, and
without any of the peculiar views which
once distinguished it,—contains t'n its
ranks every man in the State whose loy
alty to the Government is now, or has
been at any time, gueslione '.
The Union, or Republican paity, has,
by the platforms of its District conven
tions, distinctly ignored all the by-gone
and dead issues of politics.
It proposes to save the Union by up
holding the Government and crushing
out the rebellion.
It prescribes for itself a plain line of
duty,— fidelity to the administration and
destruction to traitors.
It desires to see no political issues agi
tated until peace, order and obedience to
the Government are re established in all
The so-called Democratic party gives
but. a feeble promise Of support to the A d
Its platform contains not a single word
ia unequivocal reprobation of the south
ern conspirators who have plunged the
country into all the calamities and horrors
of civil war.
It contains hot a single word in une
quivocal support of the war.
Its platform proposes to "sustain the
Government," (not, be it observed, in the
war against rebellion, but,) "in its efforts
to restore the Union How is this to be
seeomplished—•whether by dastardly and
humiliating compromises, or by submit
ting to the government cf the rebel con
great it does not ssy.
This is the only pledge of support of
the Government, of any kind,*in the en
tire Democratic platform 1
Speak unto tfee children of Israel that tnef ge forward."—ExoDua,
VOL V. NO. 12. ST. CLOUD, STEARNS CO., MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 1862. WHOLK N O ?W
It must not be forgotten that every
word of this platform was carefully weigh*
ed and studied, and that these omissions
were intended, and are most significant.
What does the party we represent pro
pose for the future
With peace so obtained will eome pros
perity, and through no other channel can
it reach us.
When the public mind can confidently
rely upon the power of the Government
to quell intestine disturbance», then and
not till then, eummerce, manufacture* and
enterprise will revive, and growth and
prosperity once more return to us
What does the so-called Democratic
psrty propose for the future
They submit no plan of adjustment of
our difficulties they point to no outlet
from our calami h«s they propose no rem
edy for the disorders of the ition.
heir entire platform is a list of cap
tious objections utged against the details
of the vsr, and borroweo, principally,
fiom Southern speakers and journals
from the orations of Bmckenridge and
the editorials of the Richmond papers.
At a time when it Is doubtful whether
the whole people may not fall under the
heel ol a powe ful and able rebellion, this
faction desi es that the rebellion itself
shall be treated with extraordinary ten
derness and they protest in tlnir plat
form "agaima the enactment, by Congress,
of confiscation measures of extreme severi
In a time of war their ympathies are
with our enemies.
While grief and desolation sit it* ten
Their tears are ro. for the blood that»
flows from Northern and loyal veins, but
for that which may chance to flow from
Southern and rebellious veins.
They desire that a long-suSering, much
enduring nation shall patiently submit to
new indiunities shall sink .ttill lower in
the dust and shall refrain from using
every means which God and nature
given to crush out its relentless enemies
Will the people of the State commit
their fortunes to the control of this faction
of blind disloyalists
Whither will they lead them
Through war to peace
Mo! They have no word of endorse
ment of the war in all their platform.
They have labored to their utmost—(in
their opposition to the bill enabling the
soldiers to vote)—to disfranchise the most
patriotic portion of the people, and sub
ject them unwillingly to their own timid
and treacherous rule.
No! for they are ready to palsy with
captious charges and objections the power
of the Administration at the veiy time
when it most needs the undivided sup
port of all the people.
Will they reach peace by compromise
Who has hinted the terms of any com
promise What compromise is possible
What will become of the whole doctrine
of free government if the armed minority
rule the peaceful majority j—if the will of
twenty millions of people is so sink before
the will of six millions —if five votes in
Minnesota are to be equalized by one rifle
in South Carolina.
Such a state of things would be simply
a military despotism —the despotism of a
mob j—ten thousand times worse than the
rule of a single able and intelligent ty
Is there any road to peace save through
Can it be found in the dismemberment
of our great country
The blocking up of the natural chan
nels of trade aud the paralyzing of com
merce and industry would be but a part
of the evils that would• fellow in the train
of such an event.
A great military nation would he es
tablished close beside us —ever aggres
sive, ever expansive —violent beyond any
historical parallel —-aristocratic and mili
tary from the very nature of its institu
tions —with all the skill of civilisation
and all the desperation of barbarism
The history of the two nations would be a
history oi successive shock* —war would
be the rule and peace the exception
trade would decline, and prosperity die
and the happiness and oo'iteutmant of our
early days would be remembered as a
dream of the long departed past.
What cttizvew desire* to enter upon such
If through war and victory lie* the only
path to peaoe, let that war be 6r*/ and
that victory deci*Ue.
Do not permit the hands of the Ad
ministr ition to be tied, by tending dis
loyal men to Congre**.
Do not stop oar armies, in the full ca
reer of triompb, bj permitting the msehi
oatiou3 9fdu,pemteDoltticuns. .,
An earnest, vigorous, persistent prose-! patriotism of the people, tests the salva
eution of the war—for the restoration of»tion of the nation.
the Union—the suppression of the rebel
lion—snd the re-establishment of peace
thousand households throughout the loyal Iorou* prosecution ol the war.
States, they tear lea the power of
government may be need with "extieme\..
sruerty" against armed traitors and reb he Join Stoc Senatorial
wf .._ -4"-- Soheme.
CHAP, ZIT VEBSI
the government in the midst of the at
tacks of a powerful foe.
Upon the sound judgment, the resolute
If the people are equal to the task, the
day «.f peace will soon come, and the na
tion, rising with renovated strength trom ... ..
of coming years, great, exultant and bles
sed o'.'all men.
If the pimple give way to cowardly
doubts, to factious set.tiincuts, to merce
nary motives, this great people will sink
ilia sea of misrule anJ misery When ,-„„„•
bridge the cha.ni^between d,st...yed Ire,-1
dom and restored peace. An immense
multitude of people, held toother by no
common tie, spread over a vast regi of
country, and possessed of the most deter
mined love of personal independence, will
—if ever unsirchy falls upou them—pass
into excesses which no human mind can
at this moment »res*e.
Should such convulsions visit the bosom
of our once happv country, the personal
prosperity of citizens would sink like bub
bles in the wave.
As war is ever dangerous to free gov
ernment, do not let us prolong and in
crease the danger by intestine dissensions
but, •ather, close up the ranks and eud
the danger by conquering peace.
We ask for our candidates for Congress
the support of every man in the State
whose heart is in syinpat with tie ob
jects for which this war is now being wag
ed and of every man who desires to see
th*se objects attained by a brief and vig
From the St. Paul Preet, of Oct. 4th.
The Stillwater Messenger is correct in
supposing that, in desiring a postponement
of the next5 regular session of the Legisla
ture till 1864, we had in view not only the
great public blessing of saving $40,000 to
our overburthened treasury and people,
but also the "question of United States
It was our hearty wish in common with
nearly the whole body of the popular
bnnch of the Legislature, that the elec
tion ol United States Senator should be
postponed till the session of 1864, when
our State will probably have recovered
from the distractions consequent ou the
Indian insurrection, and the all absorbing
excitemet.ts of military preparation for
home and national defense, and be in a
better condition to entertain a question of
so much political importance. But the
pressure of lobby influences upon the Sen
ate—a majority of whom were at first fa
vorable to the postponement—'as detet
mined that the State must be burthened
with a Legislative session next winter, at
a cost of $40,000 to the State, for no oth
er purpose than to elect a Uuited States
It is proper that the public should know
that this result was brought about chiefly
by the persistent efforts of a lobby filled
night and day with the stipendiaries of
Cyrus Aldrieh who caw in the proposed
intermission of the session of 1863, the
explosion at once and forever of their
long-matured arrangements tor placing
that worthy in the Senatorial chair.
With the close of his Congressional
term in March next passes from his hands
the immense machinery of Federal pat
roo»ge, which forms his sole political
strength and by the consolidation of
which he hopes, while the public mind is
set on other objects, to bri and bully
and cheat his way thrju^h packed Con
ventions and a purchased Legislature to
the coveted goal.
Unless the prize ean be snatched before
that fatal hour, it tiips irretrievably from
his hands- his race is ended—he sinks,
powerless and hopeless, into the abyss
which already gapes beneath his feet, and
the rising waves of popular contempt
close over him forever.
This peaceful and natural termination
of a soheme whioh, in its whole inception
and development, rests upon a eorrupt
and factious combination of personal in
terests for puiely private objects, with
not even the claim to political considera
tion ot a loval adherence to the party,
whioh have obviated tho necessity of our
taking the defensive side in a controversy
which is thoroughly distasteful to us, and
We shoulrt have muoh prefered that
this rotten tooth of the party ahould
have dropped from its Rocket by the nat
ural process o»" decay, and could willingly
|br the sake of peaoe, have helped to doc
tor it to death with neutral anodynes nod
I not add years to the durations of the soothing powders, but
war and thousands of millions to the na-j stump is plugged with Federal gold, to
a debt, by any effort to reconstruct growl and fester at the roots, it inu*t needs
be polled out, save the party from a
mortal gangrene, though the wrenching
give some temporary pa to feeble nerve*.
The issue has been wholly msde aad
pressed upon us by ildrich and his
Without provocation, as long as eigt
Administration, which by every bund of
party allegiance and every obligation of
patriotism, was entitled to their co*dial
support and cooperation a war which
rapidly developed into an attitude of
orde. dies the love of liberty will n.t die \*™l «n P"**
with it, but a period of anarchy will J'" conization, head
•%-.- ., ...
.. ed by the onee*. the most virulent ant*
subsidized by Aldrieh
for the purpose.
It was an organization of purely person
al interests, comprehending some dozen
persons as principals, designed to advance
primarily the purely personal ends of t'y
rus Aldrieh and, secondly those of his
partners in this joint-stock corporation of
speeulttors in public spoils. 1 hat organi
zation still remains—its animu* and its
objects still the same. It does qot change
its character by reassuming the ca-t off
name ot the Republican party. It has
not for a single day suspended its war on
the Kepubliean administration of the State.
It C'tmes ostensibly into the ranks again,
but it comes armed to the teeth with torn
ahawk and scalping knife, to fight—not
its enemies—but its friends to fight to
the death, avowedly and openly—not tor
the party—but for Cyrus Aldrieh. It is
not even entitled to the little respect
which might be awarded to a political
faction, for it ostensibly rests ou no politi
cal principle upon no alleged difference
of opinion or policy. The war they wage
is purely and professedly aXptrsoual one
for personal ascendency and a piivate ob
ject, to attain which they have shown
themselves equally ready to sacrifice the
party orgs? izatiou, or use it, if they
can, 48 the servile and degraded instru
meut of their ambition It is a quarre*
then between Cyrus Aldrieh and the Ke
publiean pat ty
tie has br ached the controversy. We
accept it in the name of twenty thousand
voters. The result we leave with the peo
ple. It is for them to determine whether
the grand old Republican organization,
whom Providence has entrusted the Ark
of his Covenant of Constitutional Freedom
on this continent, whether this glorious
association of loyal men whose sacred mis
sion it is. with the blood and sweat of sac
rifice and battle, to redeem and save the
Union ot our fathers, is to be degraded to
a servile tool of this dishonest man's am
bition. Whether it will consent to be the
accomplice of his unprovoked and cause
less war upon the State administration.—
Whether it will submit itself to be hawk
ed about in the market, and bought and
sold and traded off like a dray horse to a
mercenary company of thieving jockeys
and bullies. Whether it will ratify the
bill of sale executed by Aldrieh and Bill
King, when Earle S. Goodrich was admit
ted to the lucrative partnership of public
Aldrieh, King, Goodrich & Co. That
is the firm. Impudence, intrigue, false
hood, and Federal patronage. That is the
capital. With the vast machinery of cor
rupt appliances which aceidout has placed
at their disposal, these apostates imagine
that, in the distracted condition of the
State, whi'e good men are toiling and bat
tling for their country, they can usurp
th? entire elective fuuetions of the Repub
lican party, and like the cuckoo, stealth
lily lay their eggs in its unguarded nest,
to be hatched into life by the old bird
they tried to quarry. It is a gang of pi
rarical mutineers, plotting amid the fury
of the tempest, to seize the sinking ship,
while tho loyal crew are working at the
whioh is ill suited to the times, but which find soo\e plausible pretext lor his sudden
since, the issue is forced upon us, we can- retirement to tho seclusion of private life,
not any longer avoii without treason to! or that some of them would, at least, at
tho unity, the purity and tho political ef
ficiency of the Republican organisation.
and the pilot strutting at the
A Criminal in High Official
When a few weeks ago we for the first,
time made publio the astounding faot that
Hon. Cyrus Aldrieh was a defaulter to
the United States Government for a large
sum cf money, received by him as Re
ceiver of Public moneys, at Dixon, Illi
nois, ni..e years ago, we were innocent
enough suppose that the persons who
are proposing that individual as a candi
date for United States Senate, would, qui
etly drop his nama in that connection and
tempt to deny a charge whieh, if true,
forever blasts the personal and public rep
utation of their patron and which, .if not
true, ia so radily disproved.
The oharge his been notioed by the
publio press, but has not yet been denied
Mr. Aldrieh, meanwhile, ha* given no
pobHo intimation that he intend* to resign
noil* 7-..•'«!l !.»*} j.-rta hn-m
ill iifaMrt (twin Hiji mi ii—
EDITOR AWD PROPRIWOE
now that the old his present *e*t in Coagror^ or hi* aapira
tipns for still higher honor*. Wta are thua
forced to conclude tint our recent expos
ure of his real'e^araoter and antecedents
has been carefully concealed from hi*
We therefore again and explicitly call
their attention to the fact that Cyrus Al*
drichisa defaulter to the United Stater
Government for the sum of $4,011,450
being moneys received and unlawfully de
tained by him as an officer of the Govern
ment, at Dixon, Illirois, nine years ago,
and interest thereon.
The original crime has been enormosu
ly aggravated by the base expedients sine,
tnao'e use of to conceal it, and when con
cealment was no longer possible, by the
unworthy tricks employed to shirk the re
quired paymeut, even to the systematic
concealment of his person from the office.
This defalcation was first announced
in July, 1853, but by some mysterious
means was covered vp during Pierce's
Administration. Every attempt made
since then, by the officers of the Treasu
ry, to secure a settlement from Aldrieh
has been evaded by him on various sub
terfuges, every one of which has been
successively proved to be a false^o d.
Th* expectation entertained by them
that fear ot exposure and a regard for
his personal and public reputation would
induce him to settle the matter without a
recourse to legal proceedings have proved
delusive. On his next visit to Washing
ton, therefore—about the time he expects
to receive the votes of th two Houses .of
the Minnesota Legislature for Uuited
States Senator—proceedings will be com
menced against him a* a defaulter to the
Uuited States Government, not only for
the amount of the defalcation, but for all
fees received by him while a Land Officer,
which have been forieited by the high
crime of which he has been guilty.
Republican? of Minnesota: such is the
character of the
the meanest. and most odious "offense
known to the law in a private individual,
au the most crimina which can be laid
to the charge of a public officer, whom a
junta of spoils hunting placemen have
bargained, at whatever co-t of money, of
drinciple, of party fealty or of public in
terest, by hook or by crook, by fair mean*
or foul, to elevate, next winter, to one of
the highest official stations under the gov
ernment as the representative of the hon
est and intelligent people of Minnesota.
The very suggestion is an iusult to ev
ery citizen of the State the attempt wo'd
be a public outrage, if its absurdity had
not already made it a public jest.—S'.
Paul Press, Oct. 4th.
1,000 Prisoners Taken.
NEW YORK. Oct. 12.
Private dispatches say that a great bat
tle was fought yesterday, between Har
rodsburg and Danville, Kentucky, heavier
than Wednesday's battle.
Woolford took 160 wagons and 1,000
reb prisoners The rebels are retreat
ing to Camp Dick Robinson.
It is rumored that the rebel Generals
Bragg and Cheatham were killed in Wed
nesday's battle. \-.
Rumors more than ordinary definite
are afloat to-day assigning now part*, to
prominent actors on the national stage.
The st plausible of these reports is,
that Banks supercedes Secretary Stanton,
and that MeCkllan is to be sent to the
West, and Hooker to the army of the Po
A number of paroled rebel prisoners,
residents of this vieinrty, who had been
sent from the Ul I Capital Prison here to
Richmond, reached here again to-day.
The} report much feeling exist* there
against Jeff. Davis* Government, and that
it was denounced in bitterest terms. Con
scripts who reached these lines, say the
people and soldiers arc getting tired ot
the rebellion, and would be glad to gef
away if they possibly could.
HARRISBURO, Oct 19.
The latest official accounts state thai
rebels have escaped. They crossed
the Potomac near the mouth of the Mo
noeaoy, marching ninety miles in twenty
four hours. *T
Pleasanton's force arrived at the cross
ing just ss the rebels finished,. and en
gaged their artillery. The result i* on*
Pleasanton's force marched •eyentv
eght miles in twenty.four hour*.
The Baltimore American sty* the prin*
eipal objeot of the rebels was to get hor
ses. They took back nearly 1,000
formerJlomt that stmnmmrd atatt
Where mreuthet thefts hutjutt* at/tr* at,
Freedom's sssi beneath our feet,
And frttmm'ebemnerstreamunf o'er
Ti 11 Himji