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St Cloud, Minn, Dec. 11th, lS«2.
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lias always on hand a Assortatent of
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THE ST1NDIRD SCH00LB00KS,
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Hours between 9 A. M. and 4 r. u.
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Cases kept on hand. v5n52-tf
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N. B.—Watches, Clocks, Time-pieces, Mu
sic Boxes, Jewelry, &c, Ac..
Neatly Fixed and Warranted.
Old Verge and LupineWatches made in
to New Euglish Patent Levers at a small
Engraving done to order. v5n5l-l
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A full supply of
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O N S W A
Keeps constantly on hand
Saddle*, Harness, Carriage Trimmings, $t.
St. Germaine street, near Washington ave
nue. Saint Cloud, Minn.
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Manufactoren and Dealers in
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GEO. W S W E E CONFECTIONERY,
ATntRXET Aim COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Also. Carbon Oil, Burning Fluid Benzol*,
At North-Western Steam Bakery,
Corner of Robert street and the Leree, 8t Paul.
E N W W E A
the Bridge, rhere
all kinds of work in
line. Wagons, carriages
a heat and substantial manner at low
rates. .Particular attention paidtorepair
iJ Wi METZROTH,
OULD' invite his friends and the pub-
alar attention paid to custom work.
St. Cloud and Sauk River
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AT 8T. CLOUD, MWm,
OMM next door to the United 8utes Land OAoe,
f\ IVES particular attention to the selec
VJT tion and location of Land»for non-res
idents, &e. All business entrusted to bli
are promptly attea ded to. v8nl6
JtSf Clre«l*tl»M Of the Democrat
la OOTJB1.B I'tlkat #t mmf Other p«p«r
p«bllaki««l at Amtltomjr a
bet Advertiaera remember tltts»
For the St. Cloud Democrat
BT MIMITTK MAIMB.
Bathed In the golden glory that hallow* the cloae ©I
On the banke of the fretful river, with feet ahaott
youth's magical grace and purity, a beautiful mat
A light like the stare of the even shone from her ten
And the rosyflushof the twilight paledby her cheeks
And bending o'er her lightly, clasping in bis hei
noble youth was standing—there's none prouder ingfP*8't 5
Silent they wero, but happy his warm breath ftm
ned ber cbeek.
And ber sweet eyes Were telling the tale no lips can
rhey stood there till the nlghUetars above themburn
cd and shone.
And they tbo't that earth had never knowna joy wai
like their own,
Slowly the Unseen current—tho merciless Ude of UM
Had borne me onward, through sunshine and shad
ow«,joy and tears
I stood again by tbe river, amid the sunset
And I Haw again themaiden1had seenmTiSSg,o
BUFFALO OVEBSHOES A MOCCASINS, from th.hill andfromthe vail., t-d
Kept always on hand, and for sale at fa*
A good stock of Leather and Shoemaker's
Particularattention paid to Custom Work.
The highest market price in Cash paid
for Hides. ANTON SMITH
Washington av., St. Cloud. v6nl9-ly
N I O A S A E
Mann/acturrr and Dealer in
Boots, Shoes, Leather and Findings,
(Between Tobey's and Book Store)
ST. CLOUD. v7n24-ly MINN.
in the Long-ag
The flush from her cheek had faded and the sweet
light from hcr eyes,
And she saw not the waters blushing a* they gaaeil
at the glowing skies
Why should 1 linger, dreaming of blissforeverflown?'
Alas! 'twas the old, story of unworthy doubt and
IaAtxviua, April 10th, 1865.
OUR WASHINGTON 1CTTER.
F-AJLJL, O I O N
BK( EPTI0X OF THE NEWS IU WASH
I heard her sadlf murmer, "Since all life's joy h« called lottdly Upon Willie for* Speech,
Life's current swept between them, who once stoodM,ail0J
Yet bothe tru and loving, and they will never
Another joy as perfect as the love of long-ago,
Bnt the soft and golden glory—the shroud of the dy
8o the glory and the gladness of young love's tendei cheering.'
Fades from the youthful spirit, like the light from th«
[Tho following letter was not received in
Lime for last week's esu«, but is so good
and vivid that we cannot forego publishing "nd played "Yankee Doodle,
it this week.—EO. nan.]
WASHINGTON, April 3d, 1865.
DEAR DEMOCRAT.—Three rousing
All kind* of Chair* and Household Sheridan, and his "unhappy cavalry
men!" and three times throe tor ourby
army everywhere! Richmond is ours!
Right and Liberty have triumphed,
nd Unman Slavery is no morel
t3 Oentlem°en*s FuraisSng^oods. Partic *°tt brought fort^ closed abouAon arc still in the^oity, hut cbntem
of the Quarterraaster-Generat's Office, noon an* all felt the
the Treasury Department ant] else
where, until thousands congregated in
of h» heart, proceeded to address the
eager multitude before him.
equal the shouts of blonded joy and
triumph. The roar of battle to a raw
ST. CLOUD. MINNESOTA, THURSDAY. APRIL 20. 1865.
reoruik, could not be more "demoralw- The most puuling Question is, Where
5n?M than was this toeefsant jelliog #tl! Lee, JefT? Davisfa Co. go 1 Slier
Mr. Stanton appeared solemnly impress idan with his eighteen hundred cavalry
rd With the obligations the nation ii ibd a strong \niintty force have not
undertothe Omnipotent One for out been heard fromfor« day cr two and
watchinjtjhe drifting «m«toud. diently float**, great vi^torj, as his remarks uFon thu are believed to be on the Danville'road
(occasion fblly testify, Isi one part of in front of the retreating and dcmoral
the great concourse of persons, Willie doubtedly "go marching along," and
time. This was entirely too much foi
many, especially those of the baechana
lian persuasion for fine silk hats and
cheers" for the Union Three cheers foi cotton umbrellas were tossed ptomiscu
General Grant! Three cheers for Phil ously into the air, and ono nifgnt sup
the owners, that they were worth
bout ten cents per dozen.
eager to learn\the cause of demonstrations, and added much to the
inch excessive excitement Loud ealli hilarity of the day One old lady in
for the Secretary
the?ifcrk. Mr. Stanton, evidently la-i
under:', great emotion, his faoeloontortions ot the body incident to
on who received the dispatch, and thAifficult to conjecture. The end of'theK
first in tho Department to learn the im- wi»r is near, and it may come upon us
portantand cheering news. The crowd so suddenly 48 to startie us.
but he replied, "I can't speak—I feeliterrible battle fought yesterday near
**eter8D,*r& Qur loates have been
Vice-President Jjhnaon was nexl quite heavy, bnt no estimate has yel
a »t Mi* 2
brief address, which
ed In fact it has bee a loud day.
Long before the impromptu rhetoric of
the assemblage had been used up, the
roar of cannon was mingled with th
A salute of eight hundred
A dispatch from the front was re- ceeded in bringing Secretary Seward Mscompanied by a corps of distinguish- 'DB"
ccived at the War Department about to the front, who, After the noise had
half-past ten o'clock to-day, announcing mbsided. made a speech somewhat of a ipate in the interesting ceremonies ofK®1""" ^*^1?jf_be*n^
die glorious news that General Wett diplomatic character, showing very
•el, with his corps of colored troops, clearly his nice conception of interna
entered and took possession of the long tional law
coveted rebel metropolis, at eight o'clock
A. M. What an envious epoch in the vim of veterans. Maj. Gen. B. F.But
bistory of the black man! The people
of Richmond, it is reported, received the crowd from the steps of Y\ illard's
our troops with "enthusiastic expres
sions of joy." Jeff. Davis, the repudi- good cheer were as above represented.
ator, President of secession, and kin
of traitors, with his brother conspira- ery moving vehicle in the city were son and armed resistanee, and repent
tors, made a speedy exit from the city, profusely decorated With American
A conflagration was raging, in different, Bags. All the public buildings and
parts of the place, which our men were
endeavoring to extinguish. Farewell lifol flags floating in the air. A num
'Libby Prison/ and 'Castle Thunder.' ber of ladies made their appearance up
Tbesc infernal dens', where, so many ol
our noble soldiers have starved and
tired as'the crowd cheered With all th
ler, Senator Nye, and others addressed
Hotel, where the congratulations and
The-street cars, cabs, carriages and ev
most of the private residences hadLbeau
on verandas, neatly dressed in white,
(rimmed with red and bine ribbon
known, there was a simultaneous move, national airs. Tbe public schoob
were closed and the children from some
of them marchedJnto the streets sing
for the open air. Every one wanted to
go to the front and shout. We all fell
bursting with condensed joy. In a few
minutes the War Department was de
sorted, and cheer after cheer rent the
The Departments did not pretend tyo tor things
transact any business, and the work
erty, rejoiced arid were meVry^ ^V'
The negro population of the eit^!th
were especially enthusiastic in thei
thai it of the War Department grew elo-
gubhed gentleman to the front facing qtient and waxed strong in her shout
*m\i.—.^-.i. M_ cs^^.
praying going through all
Virginia negro camp meeting.
"The Confederacy has gone up," has
'win tbe popular expression upon the
street. I have thought jo myself't&al
mgt every sentence was vociferously it would be safetosay, that a good por
Cheered. I never heard any thing to uon ot that bombaatio ioatitution woul,d|military
off^mn th '*$§****«**,* tietotie. of our Union af
oiler up otir thanks to Dtvine hours march in the rear, and when last
beseech that He will guide ind troops raptdly forward. Hancock mov- been cot off from her legitimate trade
govern in onrdutaeshereafter,as Be in« up the Shenandoah Valley with an
has carried us forward to victory in the army calculated to surprise the enemy
!as tha't He will teac nahpW
to be astoits strength, since in their last is
humble in the midst of triumph, how iue of Richmond papers they say he Water in
be just in the hour of victory, and had but one or two regiments. Stone-
that He will enable us to secure the man is already operating in North Car-
fouod.eion.ofthi.Itepabllc, K«k.d« Jin. b.,ing »,« with but tri«ag op.
.bine .„ shad .u uC euuu anew, mey win most un-
%i£Zr£2»m**H** ^nf"^^^J— ^...^b^bfeb
ive forever and forever." Sherman, with his invincible army oi
The Secretary then read the dispatch Western troops will be on the alert,
fiom Grant, and again the cheering was and now that his men have had time
tremendous. He also introduced to|to be shod anew, they will most
What ean become of the rebel army is &
I forgot to mention that there was a
thrilling and been received as to the number. Atout
loudly applaud- eight hundred of the wounded arrived
bere yesterday from City. Point, and
were conveyed in ambulances to hospi
tals iq the.city- President Lincoln if
stilljwith tbe army of the Potomac:—
Yesterday during the -..heavy engage
ment be remained aboaid the steamei
River Q»een, at City Point, receiving
guns was fired from three batteries of
field artillery, stationed at the cornel
of 14th and "M" streets—three hun= and forwarding dispatches from Gen.
dreo in honor of the fall of Petersburg,
nd five hundred in honor of the cap
lure of Richmond. Next came the city is to be illuminated to-morrow
steam fire engines of the city, a full evening in honor of the fall of Rich
head of steam on, the valves wide open,
screaming frightfully, which for a time
strengthened the lungs of the crowd
amazingly, and the contusion became
worse confounded. Just here the char
riot carrying the brass band belonging Charleston and the restoration of the
ton menagerie and circus combination
now on exhibition in the city drove up
Grant. To-day he has gone to the
front, and perhaps to Richmond. The
inoud, and we may expect a displa)
that will, if possible, surpass that of the
night of the 22d of February, when all ^onje
the public buildings were brilliantly 11
uminutcd in honor of the fall of
flag over Fort Sumter.'
Brevet Major-General Robert An
derson has been sojourning in our city
lor a few days. He is en route to fill
il the order of the President by rais
ing the old flag over Fort Sumter at
noon on the 13th day of this month
It the identical flag he was compel
pose from the indifference manifested led to lower by the traitors at that houi
permittedtocarry North witn him, af
ter the Palmetto rag- had been hoisted
Subsequently a crowd collected in
front of tbe State Department, and site- upon our flag staff. Gen. Anderson is
ed gentlemen who go thither to partic
unfurling «?01d Glory** to the breeze.
Richmond ours 1 methir.ks must fall
This great statesman re-lharshly upon the ear of that class ot
wherever they are to be found. Let
the men of St. Cloud, who have un
blushingly and openly sympathized
with traitors iu arms, now bow
their heads in shame in this glorious
hour ot the nation's triumph over trea
of their past tolly in aiding an unjust
cause by denouncing the efforts put
forth, by aha Government' to suppress
the rebellion and to secure a lasting
tad honorable peace. Shivery, the
would-be corner-stone ot the rebel gov
erament, is forever dead, and buried be-
entertain hopes for the continu-
ance of tbu boosted Southern institu
tion, they had better purge their minds
of such thoughts and fill them with bet:
Honorable Messrs. Ramsey ami Net.
of lib-fpkte atartiag for home soon. Your
riend, Sergeant-Major John Hartley,
Minn. Vols., has been commission'
ed by the President *W (Japtain and
Commissary of Subsistence of Volutf
I will tend you further details
of the interesting times here if not too
much pressed with- business that can
not be neglected. I ?$*!%
made 'the 'announcement on his
wayto Washington that he would diem
»n«trate to th« Government that our
expenaes may new be reduced
""^"1" IT 7 1C """"*.w'*",T/','r*jBon*^nil*ion dollars per day without in.
go down, down to the region of heated|terfering
Vecessiiy efforts to1
suppress the rebellion.
OUR ST. LOUIS LETTEft.
nade.-*aitroad Propped,.-Condition oj
Wit the return of peace, he loya
people look for a return of business re
ations with the world, and with high
a of vftn
river all the way to the Gulf-
Such a line would give grand outlets
for the supplies of the extreme North
and South to find their proper ex
The state is tolerably quiet now, and
it is hoped the bushwhackers' occupa
tion ia gone forever. The coming
leaves will settle the question' as to
whether we shall be cursed with them
or not There is a good deal of migra
tion out of the State but it is composed
Imoat wholly of sympathisers or abet
tors of treason and guerrillas, and- yei
they represent themselves as refugee*
from guerrillas, have been driven out,
&c, &o. The more of them who leave
the better for Missouri.
The Soldiers' Orphans' Home, loca
ted seven miles lrom the eity, on the
Pacific Railroad, is already in operation
and filling up rapidly. No distinction
of State or locality made all are wet- P°rt
The bridge question across the Mis
the bridge will doubtless be built It
now takes an hour to cross the mails
and passengers, which is very annoy
A very large Elevator (but two lar
8T. Lotins, April 8th, 1865.
EDITOR DKMOCRAT.—The Mound
City is in a state of rejoicing at the re-
I860, expects considerable
8ippi is he is We a
There is some stir abottt the North
Missouri Railroad to Towa, and eventu
ally to have A continuous road to St
Paul. Theie an doubt that before a
can take the cars
,e is no
The Legislature has taxed ev
cry corporation's profits one per cent
yer year to help endow and maintain it
There is some petroleum on the brain
in this State, and some oil has been
discovered, but not in alarming quanti
ties. In Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and jn
nearly every western state prospectors
and oil smellers, have found indications
Have you not petroleum under the
marl beds in your State
hn on he
levee and is rapidly approaching com
Our merchants are bringing freight
from the Eastern seaboard eta ^ewA
Orleans, a line of ocean steamers and
river boats running in connection hav
iog been fully established, with a capi
ml offivemillions of dollars,
deal ol produce is finding a market
through the same route.
not be in running order for six weeks
erop of peaches this year.
[aary supplies and to reduce the expen-
8d. To reduce the number of gener
al and staff officers to the aetoal neces
sities of the service.
4th. To remove all military*&tric
tlons upon trade and eomineroe I,
as may be consistent with public safi'v
As noon as these measures can be put
Into operation they will bemade kaiovra
by public order.
Secretary of War.
...... I I
A O MINSESSOTA.
From "Minnesota, as a Home for Emigrant*
THIS 8UPERIOH 8LOPE
Has an area of 15,000 square miles
[t is traversed by ranges of hills para]
el with the Superior shore, which
tretch wesiwiad to the hights.of land
that separate the Superior from the
issi sippi basin. The hills are sandy,
with a small growth of wood the in
tervening valleys have a good soil and
are well wooded, but are often swampy
and imperfectly drained. The riven of
this section are numerous, generally
short, and often fall in beautiful cas
cades over ledges.of primary eock.
THE BED BIVEU SLOPS.
Whose southern point extendstoLac
^averse, separated from Big. Stone
Lake by a distance of only three miles,
extends northward, maintaining a uni
form altitude of nearly 1000 feet The
Red River has its source in the bights
of land near the headwaters of the Mis
sissippi, whence it flows southwardly,
then making a sudden detour, where
waters become navigable, it runs nearly
due north, washing the western boun
dary of Minnesota for 380 miles.
Tbe American Valley of the Bed
River is about 250 miles from north to
south, and contains an area of 17,000
square miles. Pope, in his official re-
to S 8
I it 8
extent, it presents an almost unbroken
level of rich prairie, intersected at right
angles by all the heavily timbered
tributaries of the Red River, from
the east and west, the lied River itself
running nearly north through its cenr
tre and heavily timbered on both sides
with elm, oak, maple, ash, &c. This
valley, from its vast extent, perfect uqi
forinity of surface, richness of soil, and
abundant supply of wood and waiexj'is
«mong the finest wheat growing coun
tries in the world."
Of the region around Otter Tail Lake
the same writer says, "The whole re
snon of county for forty miles, in all di
rections, is one of the most beautiful
and fertile in the timber on the/prai
ries, ot winding streams connection
them, and beautifully rolling country
on all sides, renders this ponton of
Minnesota the garden spot of the North
At the election on Monday last, the the rebels when they approached near
entire Radical city ticket was elected enough to Richmond to enable Lee to
by the usual majorities. Among those suddenly reinforce J0. Johnston. One
ofthe interlocutors said: "Mr. Lincoln.
a Sherman's army advances, the rebel
fceoes necessarily concentrate and in
crease in number. Before long Sher-
left out in tbe eold, was your old friend
and' former citizen of Minnesota, G. W.
Uurtiss, who wan a candidate for City
The late freshets have done an im man will drive the columns of Johnson
mense amount of damage to the Rail Bragg, Hoke and others within a few
roads hereabouts. The Iowa and Mis- days' march of Lee's main army. May
souri Railroad lost twelve bridges and not Lee suddenly march South with the
was damaged over 1100,000, and will bulk of his army, form a junction with
nstons troops, and before Grant.
The Paeifie has not run a through train can follow any considerable distance
tor ten days, until to-day. stti|ce Sherman's columns with supe!
Unless the coal snip now on ha* rior force, break his lines, defeat his
killed the buds, we shall have a large army, and drive its broken fragments
bee* to the coast, and then with his
whole army give battle to Grant and
BtlFTING AND BICIViniTfi It CIA81
KXJPHWSKS TO E RBDTJCJED.
Washington, April 13,
The Department after mature wWWaterfoo.
sideraticn and consultation with the
Lieutenant General upon the result of
the recent campaign, baa cometothe
wing determination, which will be L^f
E A O WIGHT IBJ WKSTKU.1
E E a S S
Some Western friends of the Presi
dent were recently talking with him
A good about Sherman's grand .march, lhe
conversation turned on the danger which
Sherman's troops would encounter from
And perhaps not," replied the Pres
ident. "Napoleon tried the same game
on the British and Prussians in 1815!
He concentrated his forces and fell 8*1^
denly on Blucher and won an indecis
ive victory. He then whirled around
nd attacked the British and met his
Waterloo. Bonaparte was hardly infe
rior to Lee in military talents or expe
rience. Bujt are you sure that Lee's
forces united with Johnston's could
1 •nihw. Ligney before meeting witb
ed into effect by appropriate or- his
ieta to be immediately issued Gi
i. To stop all drafting and recruit
(Tin the Loyal States.
2d. To curtail pnrchues for arms, JjJJ^*
ammunition quartermaster and commis- whipped
Waterloo when he attacks
4: «tU jroaj jinilemeny
a heap of faU 100,000
veterans. They are' a gooot
Vista—they don't know when they are
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