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7 JANE G. SWISSHELM, EDITOR. VOL 1 THE 8T. CLOUD VISITER OFFICEON RIVER STREET, OPPOSITE THE STEAMBOAT LANDING. TERMS: $ 2,00 8,00 7,00 One copy, one year, TWO Copies, one year, Five copies, one year, Ten Twenty Payment must invaaiably be made in advance No paper discontinued until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the publisher. 12,00 20,00 RATES OF ADVERTISING. One column, one year, $60,00 Half column, 35,00 One-fourth of a column 20,00 One square, (ten lines or less) one week, 1,00 Business Cards not over six lines, 5,00 Over six lines and under ten, 7,00 Legal advertisements at legal rates. All letters of business to be directed to the St. Cloud Visiter. CHILD. BY MINNIE MARY LEE. WHEN Spring shalll bring the birds, and grass, and flowers, Methinks that thou must come, my child, to me For how will pass the erst so joyous hours Without a sign, without a word from thee The tender buda will spring from where thou'rt lying Some soft-eyed flowers will open to the sun On boughs above the birds will cease their fly ing Thou wilt not see or hear, my silent one! Thine ear is closed to all thy parent's sighing In vain we call thee by thy soft, sweet name, In vain we listen for thy quick replying, For little steps that once so joyous came I Ah blessed child thy busy feet are straying O'er emerald meadows of the blue Beyond, Sweet-scented zephyrs 'mong thy locks are playing, And angel whispers woo thee, soft and fond. But oh, sweet child, mid all the building rap ture That fills thy soul In the abode of bliss, Let now and then thy wing give lowly wafture Adown the home thou once did sweetly bless. Come with a whisper of thy love, yet cherish ed, Or give a sense of thy sweet presence near Come and give token that it has not perished, The precious link that bound thee to us here. From ua to thee there is but little distance The golden hills will dawn soon on our view Our souls will gladden in the bright existence Of those who've passed Eearth's shadowy valley through. We'll joy to go, since thou hast gone before us Thy stary wings shall light the path along Thy winsome voice shall teach the heavenly chorus, The swelling anthems of scrapie song. Beloved child, if such thy glorious mansion, Shall wc not cease our mourning and our tears, With earnest souls to strive for that Elysium That shall be thine, and ours, through end less years! The Floating City of Canton. In alight and lively book, just published in London, the author of which is Dr. Yvan, we find the followingpicture of Canton: The town of boats occupies a space of several leagues of the Tchou-kiang it is divided into quarters like London and Paris, and like our great cities has its com mercial streets and its fashionable districts. The suburbs—that is to say, the part of the river which is inhabited by the lowest class —are composed of narrow streets, all very much alike. They consist of lines ef tanks, with their coverings of bamboo, moored sideways, and preseting all the appearance of the vessels I have described elsewhere in speaking of Macao. During the day, you never see a man in these boats the women and children alone remain in the wretched dwelling, while the father is en gaged up the river loading the vessels of the barbarians, or disembarking the mer chandise contained in the junks which furnishes Canton with its enormous sup plies. The fisherman's street adjoins the quarter inhabited by these laborious classes their habitations are more vast than those of the poor carriers, and there is much more animation in the place. As soon as they return from fishing, anchor has scarce ly been cast when the children, with naked feet, run along the shore they pass from one boat to another to stretch out the nets. The men sitting down upon the ground ex amine the nets, mend the holes made in the proceeding expedition, and the women at the back of the little house prepare the family dinner on a portable stove made of plaster. The fishermen in this amphibious society represent the horticulturalists and garden ers who supply large towns. Every morn ing they plough the inexhaustible plains of the ocean, and furnish the market with the principal object of consumption. The fisherman's street has certainly the most varied aspect of any in the universe.— When the weather is fine, each habitation becomes detached from the one next it, and this part of the floating city is sometimes absent for some days together. Then, when the fishing is over, the rising tide brings back the travelling abode to its stating place, and the two rows of houses resume their place in the floating city.— For the rest, on this liquid soil the appear ance of the streets changes every moment. A movement of the tidor a gust of wind, a sudden decrease in the pressure of the at mosphere, and the position of the town is completely changed. For instance at the approach of a tempest the large vessels turn round, and present to the wind the least assailable portion of their hull. The little boats gather together and place them selves under the shelter of the large ones and these changes are sufficient to render a quarter unrecognizable to a person who has passed through it only an instant be fore. There are, however, a few rows of houses which always preserve their habitual phys iognomy. These belong to merchants, private persons, and sometimes to public institutions. These peaceful habitations, which could never set sail, and on board of which it would be very difficult to use oars, seldom change their position. They are real houses, with only one side to the weather, and placed on the hull of a ves sel. The entrance is at the back, if there can be said to be a back. It is left wide open so as let the air circulate freely, and the rooms have wnidows furnished with nankeen blinds. The pediment of the outer door is adorned with sculpture, and with large characters written on red paper or cut in relief. These inscriptions gener ally signify happiness, prosperity, longevi ty. The Ohineese, who are not naturally very mystical, do not care for much be yond the hapiness of this world, these trading districts, with their floating habi tations painted all kinds of colors, and adorned in artistic style, have really all the appearance of Chinese streets on dry land. The illusion would, indeed, be complete, were it not for the fact that you proceed through these streets in a boat, when you may see the largest of these edtflces agita ted by the curent and fall of the waves. Here, however, as in Physic street, there nre shops of all kinds and trades of every nature. In the city of Tehou-kiang I have seen not only carpenters' and tail ors' shops, but druggists' laboratories, ready-made clothing warehouses, fortune tellers' and professional lettar-writers'stalls, and even a pawnbroker's establishment GREAT FLOOD NEAR CINNATI. CIN- The Cincinnati papers of Wednesday give accounts of a tremendious rain storm in that city and its vicinity, beginning on Monday morning and raining heavily until night, then beginning&jgdYesh at midnight and raining with unprecedented violence for nine hours, during which time, it is as serted, five and a half inches of water fell upon the earth thereabouts. The railroads were all damaged so much, by slides, wash ing, loss of bridges, &c, that no trains went out on Tuesday morning. The Cin cinnati, Hamilton & Dayton, however, was in running order by noon, and most of the others probably would be in a day or two, so far at least as to pass by exchanging trains at the worst breaks. (The Ohio Mississippi road, it appears by St. Louis accounts, was to be opened throughout on Saturday.) The Whitewater canal is thought to be almost ruined, being so much injured that it is thought doubtful whether it will be repaired. A young man named James Dowling was drowned in the Little Miami on Tues day morning, near Loveland station. The river was higher than the oldest citizens had ever seen it. A Mr. Heaton and his son and Mr. Dowling were crossing the river in a skiff, when the current swept them against a clump of sycamore trees, and capsized their boat. All three seized upon branches of the trees, and the two Heatons soon clambered into safe positions. Dowling, however, had so completely lost his presence of mind, that he continued clinging to the branch he had first seized, and no eflorts of his companions could in duce him to take hold of another limb and climb out of the water, as he might easily have done had not terror paralyzed his fac ulties. Messrs. Henry Hanner and Wilson Bow Ian put off in an old boat to the rescue, but their boat was also capsized at the same trees, and they both escaped into the tree tops. This occurred about an hour and a half after the first accident, and Dowling, seeing it, relaxed his hold in de spair, and was swept away and drowned. The story of the final rescue of the others is thus toldby the Commercirl: At last, however, a gray haired old man, a steamboat captain named Cummins, and a brave-hearted and strong arnied steamboat mate, whose name we regret not to HrVe learned, undertook the perilous feat of navigation. By a most adroit system of taking advantage of the currents and ed- '-,(*•,-. •...-. a-*^V^ .^» 1 dies, they succeeded in fastening a rope to a tree directly above that on which Heaton and company were lodged, and dropping down, steadying themselves by the rope, made their way within reach of the pris oners, who, being 'all abflard,' the rope was cut, and after a few minutes' hard row ing they were safe ashore." Messrs. Heaton and Hanner (or Iianna) do business in Cincinnati, and the former was trying to cross to the railroad station, in order to go into the city, when the fatal accident occured. After the Fight. The Shakopee Correspondent of the Minncsotian in reviewing the incidents of the disgraceful battle between the Sioux and the Chipeways, has the following re flections? This is truly a great country where one can get up by sunrise,- take his wife and family in a buggy, ride a mile or so in the fresh morning air witness such a scene as an Indian fight from such a view as we had, be treated to a Chipeway barbacue and return to breakfast at a seasonable hour, without costing the first red cent, al though several red skins had to pay dear ly for the entertainment. When the fight first commenced oppo site Major Murphy's, his wife, daughter and two lady visiters arose and stepped up on the river's brink and watched the whole affair quite unconcernedly, although, at one time, the rifle balls whizzed and sang past them, striking in close proximity.— Before the battle ended, a very large num ber of the population of men women and children of tho city, were gathered around the dead, dying and wounded warriors which the Sioux had brought over the riv er, and from their elevated position could see, with the naked eye, every movement of the combattants, and with the aid of tel escopes, counted the number of Chipeways which collected on the opposite bluffs where the Sioux had driven them. Fishing Bounties—Sugar. The bill for the repeal of the Fishing Bounties passed the Senate by the votes of all the Administration Democrats except Mr. Allen, of Rhode Island. All the op position Senators voted against it. By the aid of Northern Democrats the South was enabled to defeat tbe amendment proposed by Mr. Trumbull, of Illinois, to repeal the sugar duties—duties imposed for the ac knowledged purpose of protecting a few hundred rich sugar planters and enhancing the value of their thousands of toiling slaves. Louisiana and Texas are the only States benefitted by this "local" tariff.— Louisiana has but 1,294 sugar houses, giv ing last year an aggregate production of 279,697 hogsheads of sugar, weighing 307,662,700 pounds. The Texas sugar planters made only 2,000 hogsheads. We imported, last year, sugar to the amount of $41,596,000, on which the duty was 24 per cent, making over $12,000,000 paid by the people of the U.S. in duties on one of the common necessaries of life—a useless tax levied to build up an intense sectional interest, and nothing else. Against the repeal of this duty the Northern ,Democ crats in the Senate voted with tho South, nearly or quite to a man! Thi3 vote should be remembered by the people of all classes who pay the sugar tax. It comes home to every tea and coffee cup, and adds to the drops of the white man's sweet in every State but two in the Union.*—Winona Re hiiblicctoii Speak, unto the children of Israel that they go forward."—EXODUS, The ground from the river to the bluffs, (about three fourths of a mile.) is a level grassy plain, with a few large elm trees near the north bank, on which we stood, is high, OverlookingJdia whole 5©e*« as per-:TI-S fectly as one eould sit in the boxes of a theatre and observe the play upon the stage. Only think of what a sight we had of Indians stripped to the breech cloth, running, skulking, crawling, shooting, tom ahawking, scalping, mutilating—the squaws carrying the wounded, shouting and en couraging their braves, wrho were yelling, fighting, bleeding, dying, crossing and re crossing the river. The retreat of the Chippeway'stothe opposite hills, gathering under the trees, where all their gestures and actions were clearly visible through the telescope—while among us, and at our feet, were ladies and Chippeway scalps, horses and carriages and Chippeway's heads, gen tlemen, and Chippeway hands, childrcn,[and strips of Chippeway skin, barking dogs, moaning squaws, dying warriors, (deeding braves, crying children, yelling combat ants, neighing horses, cackling hens, whis tling bullets, cracking rifles, puffing steam boat, smoking Dutchmen, mixed up with the different languages including the sil very tones of beautiful women the whole concluding with the building of a fire, ap pearance of the headless trunk of a Chipe way, a very extensive retrograde movement on the part of the ladies and children, the contention of those who advocated or ob jected to the consumation of the barbarous act, the roaring of the flames, the broiling of the carcass, the rising of the incense, and the general leaving in disgust, or lin gering for curiosity of the crowd—and all this adjoining a city of a thousand inhabi tants. ST. CLOUD, STEARNS CO., MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1858. .-»i.A«««M The Seven Sleepers. The story of the Seven Sleepers is the most romantic of the legends of the Church. It is as follows: When the Emperor Decius persecuted the Christians, seven noble youths of Eph oeus cdncealed themselves in a spacious cavern, on the side of an adjacent moun tain, and were doomed to perish by the ty rant,, who gave orders that the entrance should be firmly secured by piles of stones. They immediately fell into a deep slumber, which was almost miraculously prolonged, without injnring the powers of life, one hundred and eighty-seven years. At the end of that time, the slaves of Adolus, to whom the inheritance of the mountain had descended, removed the stones to supply material for some edifice. The light of the sun darted into the cavern, and the Seven Sleepers were permitted to awake. Soon after rising from their sleep, which they thought only lasted a few hours, they were pressed by the calls of hunger, and resolved that Jamblichus, one of their number, should secretly return to the city, to pur chase bread for the use of himself and his companions. The youth, if we may still employ that application, could no longer recognize the once familiar aspect of his native country and his surprise was in creased by the appearance of a large cross triumphantly erected over the gate of Ephesus. II is singular dress and obsolete language confounded the baker to whom he offered an aucient medal of Decius, as the current coin of the Empire and Jam blichus, on the suspicion of having discov ered a secret treasure, was dragged before the jUdge. Their mutual inquiries pro duced the amazing discovery that two cen turies had almost elapsed sinco/Jamblichus and his friends had escaped from the rage of a pagan tyrant. The Bishop of Ephe sus, the clergy, the magistrate, the people, and, it is said, the Emperor himself, hast ened to visit the cavern of the Seven Slee pers, who related their story, bestowed their benediction, and at the same instant peaceably expired. ROMANCE IN RJSALLIFE.— The '(OTiio vuiunat says that a man living near'there lost his wire some years ago in Homer New York, that they liad a little girl which he gave to a friend, and left the country. He was gone ten years, and re turned, but couldJ$$kM trace of his child. She had two mai^prny which he might know her—one toe was gone, and she had a scar on her arm. The man gave her up as lost to him, and finally settled near Bu eyrus and married. The rest we give from that paper: "About six weeks ago he happened to pass by the room in his house occupied by a servant girl w%o had resided with him for nearly two yeare, at a time when she was about to retire, and the door being open he saw her foot. He merely glanced at it and happened to notice that the little toe of the right foot was misssing. He thought nothing of it at the time, but af ter retiring the idea struck him that it might be the daughter he had searched for so long. At first he dismissed the thought as improbable, but it still forced itself upon him, until finally he requested his wife to go to the room and ascertain whether or not marks of a scald were upon her right arm. "She went and to his immense delight, reported that the mark was there The poor man was so positive of her identity, that the girl was awakened, and in the mid dle of tho night was questioned as to her origin. She could only tell them that she did not know her parents that her earliest recollections were that she had lived some where in the East' with a family named— (naming the family she had been left with by the woman originally intrusted with her) and and at their death she was taken charge of by the overseers of the poor a place provided for her, and she had come to Bucyrus with a family, and had sup ported herself by doing house-work since. This tallied so nearly with the already as certained facts in the case that the next day the father started east with her, and visiting the different points she had named, ascertained to his great joy. that she was in truth his daughter. She is an extreme ly beautiful girl, of great natural intelli gence, and, though totally uueducated, is still interesting. She is now at Granville, Ohio, receiving an education to fit her for tbe new station she has asssumed in life." You have seen a ship out on the bay, swinging with the tide, and seeming as if it would follow it and yet it cannot, for down beneath the water it is anchored.— So many a soul sways toward heaven, but cannot ascend thither, because it is anchor ed to some secret sin.—Beecher. When the celebrated Hayden was asked how all his sacred music was so cheerfull, the great composer replied:—I cannot make it otherwise. I write according to the thoughts I feel when I think upon God my heart is so full of joy that notes dance and leap as it were from my pen and since God has given me a cheerfull heart, it will be pardoned in me that I serve him with a cheerfull spirit B.UC&X-uniess IKSf, CHAP, XIV, VERSE 15. A Tale of Terror. The following rather marvellous story, is told by one of the Vienna journals: As a farmer of Orsinovi, near that city, Was a few nights ago returning from mar ket, he stopped at a roadside public house, and imprudently showed the inkeeper a large sum which he had received. In the night the inkeper, armed with a poignard, stole into the farmer's chamber, and pre pared to stab him, but the farmer, who, from the man's manner at. supper conceiv ed suspicions of foul play, had thrown himshlf fully dressed on the bed, without going to sleep, and being a powerful man, he wrested the poignard from the other, and using it against him, laid him dead at his feet. A few moments after he heard stones thrown at the window, and a voice, which he recognized as that of the inkecp er's son, said: "Thegrave is ready S" This proved to him that the father and son plan ned his murder, and to avoid detection had intended burying the dead body at once. He thereupon wrapped the dead body in a sheet, and let it down from the window, he then ran to the gendarmerie and stated what had occurred. Three gen darmes immediately accompanied him to the house, aud found the young man busi ly engaged in shoveling earth into the grave. "What are you burying?*' said they. "Only a horse, which has just died "You are mistaken," answered one of them, jumping into the grave and raising the corpse, "Look I" and he held up a lantern to the face of the deceased. "Good God I" cried the young man, thunderstruck, "It is my father." He was then arrested, and at once con fessed all. READING ALOUD.—There is no treat so great as to hear good reading of any kind." Not one gentleman in a hundred can rend so as to plsase the ear, and send the words with gentle force to the heart and under standing. An indistinct utterance, whines, drones, nasal twangs, gutternal notes, hesi tations, and other vice* of elocution, are id most universal. Why it is, no one can say, it be that either the pulpit, or the nursery, or the Sunday school, gives the style in these days. Ma ay a lady can sing Italian songs with considerable execution, but cannot read English passably. Yet reading is by far the more valuable accom plishment of the two. In most drawing rooms, if a thing is to be read, it is discov ered that no body can read, one has weak lungs, another gets hoarse, another chokes, another has an abominable sing song, evi dently a tradition of the way in which Watt's hymns were sung, when he was too young to understand them another rumbles like a broad-wheel wagon anoth er has away of reading which seems to pro claim that what is read is of no sort of con sequence, and had better not be attended to. RATIONAL TREATMENT FOR ANIMALS. —Many who insiston the necessiiy^ cf pure air and cleanliness for man, and admit the power of kindness to influence him, yet cruelly abuse a wayward horse or an irrita ble cow. and confine both in air saturated with animal effluvia. The service we receive from these ani mals ought to secure them such treatment at least as will enable them still better to serve us. Kow can rough usage make an animal patient? How can blows make a horse decile? They only waste his strength, and make him fear you. They can not induce ready, patient service. Do you expect to control your horse when you are not master of yourself! A angry man cannot properly control anything. If you fail to make an animal understand you when you are calm, impatience and anger will diminish your ability to do it. All you can do while angry is to make him fear you, and to try to escape from you. This he will do for he feels that you have di vested yourself of all which qualifies you to control him—that you arc the meaner brute. The most successful trainers of horses never use either fear or force to in fluence them. The horse knows a man from a monster. And the cow—do nothing to render her impatient nor draw her milk while she is irritated. Speak kindly to her caress her thus soothed,she will feci that you archer friend, will become placid, and readily yield her milk. Now, you can draw her milk with satisfaction, and give it to your chil dren without fear that it is vitiated by an ger. Be assured, that you can manage domes tic animals as much more completely, by kindness, as you can human beings. Respecting hygiene, they need purity of externals as much as you do. Give them clean stables and fresh air. Then, if you would manage them completely, acquire faith in the might of kindness. —An excellent imitation of" apple," either as sauce, or to make pics, is thus pre pared: To-one pint of well boiled and nicely mashed. pumpkin, add two heaping tea spoonsful of cream of tartar, about half a cupful ef sugar, a little essence of lemon and apiece of butter. *5fl^»«-A»., *3*«t**mu)**. •^**xm i^i^jA*. iQMsem* NO. 14 Buchanan Becomes a God-Send, A eotemporary thinks that James Bu chanan is a god-send, as he will bring the American people to repentance, the first atep in the road that leads to Heaven.— The Kniekirbocker remarks that this idea reminds them of another. In a certain villiage in Ohio, resided a family consist ing of an old 'man named Beaver and his four sons, all of whom were hard "pets," and -,vho had often laughed to scorn the advice of a pious though very eccentric minister wdio resided in the same town.— It so happened that one of the boys was bitten by a rattle snake, and was expected to die, when the minister was sent for in great haste. On his arrival he found the young man very penitent, and anxious to be prayed with. The minister calling on the family, kneeled down and prayed in this wise. "Oh Lord, we thank the for rattle snakes we thank thee because a rattle snake has bit Jim. We pray thee send a raitle snake to bite John send one to bite Bill send one to bite Sam and. oh, Lord, send the biggest kind of a rattle-snake to bite the oid man for nothing but rattle snakes will bring the Beaver family to re pentance!" ?dr. Buchanan is tho political rattle snake an all wise Providence has placed in the Executive chair to bite the citizens of this country into rebellion to Presidential dictation and official corruption. The following supplication from the Knickerbocker is arranged to suit the lo cality "Oh, Lord, we thank thee for sending that rattle-snake—we thank thee that he has bit Douglas, and Walker, and Wise, and Bell, and Crittendon, and Stanton.— Let him bite our near neighbor Trimble, J. Hand, Harvey Russel, and old Mr. John son. Let him bite "Sam," and give a backbone to those who once worshipped in the midst of dark lanterns—and, oh, Lord, wc ask thee as a special act of grace that he may bite the old man of the Spectator, and his son Ed. for nothing but a bite can save them from everlasting reproba tion The lady who thought it a disgrace to bring up her children to work, has just heard from her three sons. One of them is a driver on a canal an other has been taken up as a vagrant, and a third goes on to Westfield to learn the shoemaking business, under the auspices of a keeper. It is a hard thing to quarrel with the great law of nature. The Evening Post says: "Bishop Potter held a confirmation recently in this city, at which a lady presented herself, to whom, he was quite sure he had administered the rite before. As she approached, he asked if she had never been confirmed. 'Oh law, yes,' Doctor, she replied 'you have confirm ed me twice, and I want you to confirm me again it is so good for nig rheumatism." Wendell Phillips said lately, in a speech delivered in Xew York, that, If woman knew enough to be taxed or to be hung, she knew enough to vote.— What if woman were not equal to man. Many men wTere not equal to Henry Clay, but still they voted all the same." The Rev. Henry Wood, a chaplain in the United Slates Navy, writing from St. Helena, says that in the room whore Napo leon died there is now a threshing machine in operation and stall for horses that move it, in his bed chamber. ANOTHER EXPLORING PARTY—The Chicago Democratic Press says that a small party of gentlemen are now forming in that city for the purpose of exploring a very in terresting portion of Minnesota, with tho probability of extending their trip to Minne Wakum, Devil's lake, and the head waters of tho Jaqnes river, in the new teritory of Dakota. The month of June is deemed most favorable for this pursose. «««»». W rite your name by kindness, love, and mercy, upou the hearts of the people you come in contact with, year by year, and you will never bo forgotten. A good name is at the same time a re ward and a bond if you gain it you are pledged by it it is like earnest money re ceived from the public, and which obliges us to do our duty. Why is the letter IT the gayest in the alphabet! Because it is always in fun. Yes—but why is it the most unfortunate in the alphabet? Because it Is always in trouble and difficulty. Never load a cannon to kill a mosquito. There is no grave so desolate that flow ers will not at last spring ou it. What is the lightest ship that man ever embarked in Courtship. Don't meet troubles half way —they are not worth the compliment. A new party, to be composed of all who oppose the Administration, is talked of at Washington. No meeting has yet "heen held.