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!*''*Qt RWAP.— -It purports to he ~},e «f 1.lifinnesota ond iDaeotah and' al though it is. owr map,.^occurs to, us Hi^lt it raiglit have been better, with out attaining the distinction of being ~-W **-nfi*i^aJletl work of art." It L5fc«It-ainly 4besjso justice,to that part oC Minnesota with which we are con '.':-versant nor^loes any map we have '£$§t -":S«eiti" The heavy black lines iftinninw mki St, Cloud are better cal oulateo to make our yo«n# city look ..'.ridiculous, than what the engraver in^ndedj yiz., important. We re gret thtf^ore^^t^^ orr artist should thu5 have failed in his design, since wevl:mw-that our.city.really is what he /wishedto make- ii appear but, our map is an advertisement and our pubUsher thinks it pays." As /•thisis thfe grand desideratum in all su&iuhary ttiiiertakings we trust our ^Readers will exercise ail due forbear ance until four railroads are located, whea we hope to give them a map that shall fsithfully represent one of the most''beautiful lands that ever was earjkcted with green. St. Cloud Is the point at which the 8ted River trains cross the Mississippi on their way to. St. Paul, which proves it to be the natural junction of land travel between these two *reat arteries of trade. It is at the present head of steam navigation on, the Mississippi-, Boats run regularly, during the Spring and early Summer :,montiis, from/St. Anthony to this place. The .map gives its positions cor ,'rectly with, reference to all the most important points in the territory, but P- tfre peculiar beauty of its location, and fertility of the surrounding coun try cannot be" transcribed, With in. fifteen iniies of St. Cloud, on opposite sides of the river, and at dif ferent points of the compass are eight H. lakes,varying in size from 1 mile to 5 miles in circumference, all, save one, I beautiful, exceedingly, three of them •/v at least, deep enough to float a man of-war. "Wooded banks, clean peb l, bly shores plentifully mixed with coi- I nelian and waters abundantly sup plied with £sh. When Gov. Stevens made his sur vay of a northern railroad route to the Pacific, in '53, he camped 4* on the western side of the Mississippi, below Sauk Rapids." The place was narae less, the present site of St. Cloud but it is here his route leaves the riv er. In the summer of'55 a claim cabin was built on the spot where we -. now write, a good saw mill, the frame of a largo Hetel and eight other dwellings were put up that summer. This last fall there were three hundred &nd thirty-two votes polled in the pre einct, Not the votes of Indians or Half Breeds, for there are none here. A majority of the inhabitaints of the county are hardy Germans, with stur dy wives and children, cultivating the soil and working at mechanical em ployments. I The subsoil is sand and although J* the soil is from one to- three feet deep, a rich black loam supporting a ranfe vegetation the drainage is so perfect and the air so pure., that breathing is a pe etual pleasure. '.'JJBWtJi-* As yet, our physicians have dts eovsred no disease pecidiarT©, the climate, no inuigenhAis complaint ex cept Hie Minnesota Appetite" which iecpires one-fourth more tic at-. n*e»i £ban a, modest P&M8%h*ania or Ohio fetfack of & Correspondisg disease. %pwr*%amsg?r-: -?se3sis^ .--:,'•••• wv-r,^^r. ^'?sa8^^ -4 ism&®m* ^^M s^m^sa^^^^SBsr^^. "^gsssmi&sssss^i&dMr^srswaBisiai Then, we have no7 dram-sl hut plenty of beer for Hajun1?, a olic chapel, a BapUfH and-Epiii church, regular" OuniberlandUPri terian, Baptist,-and'^bcjpasional*. copal service. A beautiful house, part of the time two sch -anti a first, class Temperanco.H^ A.. body who wants to .^ink^wh, kev in peace had better not come here, for the treaty by which the land was acquired Ir*m the Sioux, forbids its introduction and the Legislature has passed a hv^m^^gpi3X^o vision but people of'moderate uieans .and industrious habits w'lio.have chil dren to educate, will find few places where the opportunities/for correct moral training Hewithy development of muscle, and.the means of pec uin'ary indtpCiidence are better combined.• The^e arc gmbiense Cir^ets of. pine lyjng atoveit frff^ whiolr the mills S /Paul, St. Anthony and the-/^: nesota Valley are supplied. Tin employ a large and ever-increasing force of men,' horses and oxen, wh.' are to be' supplied/ with provisions, clothing and feed. The-soil waic ing for ah opportunity to-pr'hdu.ce un limited (juantilies of food, without. troubling the farmer crushing clod while tlie INlississtppi. IVpm St. PatU^ to Little Falls can ajftrd to.tuni.'* mlU at almost any point and has %vat power enough to do the manufaet. ring for a Continent. -Our natural meadows produce a: grass from four to s1x feet highland the beef billed of pni} a if quite erfual to any Stall'fed «ve ever eaten. Oar venison is €ue ten cents per pound, rabbits, prairie^ hens, partridges,.ducks, &c plenty-" Thou5ands""of bushels of acoilSs fot the hogs that are hot h^re to e|& them. Fuel ibrthelabpr of cutting am hauling Off the jroimW -arid tiierei^ no likelihood of the supply running out soon, as the "Big Woods ex* tend from this place some twenfi' miles or more, down this side d$ t] river, and from eight to twelv back. Our prairies are al. with strijis of wood Jand,. Openings ". wiiich just look orchards, dense thicket? of trees bearing delicious fwut, vines, doing likewise, thousand-,* acres of hazle bushes and strawber? rv vines,, engaged ,in-tl«e "sam& busi ness'j while somevhundred at:res are in the ranber'ry ••trade -and ?ur out an article,' which for *|uant^ ty txn\t quality cannot be excelled.:-- The blackberriesj rca rri^pberr^ and hops tack.up their shingles in woods and seldom -.disappoint th :aost K^Tiguine fixpectatdons of customer^ There is stillyttid ten liiteen miles back which settle^ et, at gr.A ernment price, by brdldif a cabin and living o'» i.t-un'tilit coi^: into market Aetna! settler-s can.b/ lots here at-'froin one to five.hnnui doilara. and speculators can havc^ same lots, at* from" five to :riif^ hundred.- 1 Jn some of the rive.:- towns D^C*^ place- that will bfe^jieasaiit viilag-^ lots can be had grails by chosc^te v/ili bulhi and in placi LU Q. LU O LU Li. LU live on them* Ti* a house can j-e:f for fifty dollars, that would be lace compared so t-ie d^n« rent Isrge cities for /and ":-doll? month, while th* aid of a grr-bbin labor, would hris' a family, and every 3 ores «ippropriat%d schools.