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4 I 5w||pfc 1ft would respsctfully request al men and others wishing any kind if Jt) rrlMUBg,toenll ani ai«Mto«fto» of JTsv Material, jwtreceioed ram the east, before sending to 5*. PanJ or •jaing elsewhere. Our Job Office is now one of the beetin the State, and we do work which we will guarantee to be satisfactory, at Belli Pail prices. W of is DOUWLVB Hurt POST orncc* ABEITAl A»D DRrARTUBR 0» MAIL!. St. Pnnl nnd way stations—departs at 8 Arrires at 1* r. Mail closes at 7 A. K. Sauk Centre route—Departs deily, Mo* darn excepted, at 6 A. M. Arrive same days 6 OIOMS at 7 r. K. Crow Wing Koute—Departs daily, Mondays excepted, at 6 A.M. Arrives,same days, at 6 r. M. Mail closes at 7 P. H. Forest City and Way—Arrives Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 4 p. X. De parts Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 7} A. M. Mail doses at 8 A. u. Fair Haven and Way—Arrives each Fri day at 10 A. M. Departs same day at 2 p. M. Mail closes at 1 M. Two Rivers and Way—Departs eaoh Mon day at 7, A. *.. Arrives on Tuesday at 4 P. M. Mail closes at« A. St. Augusta—Arrives Wednesday and Sat urday, at 1 P. M. Departs same days at 2 P. x. RookvUle—On Saturdsy, same hour as above. Sank Rapids—Twice a day.( R. M. RICHARDSON, P. M. gfir All kin Is of Job printing, inEng sh, (rsrman or Norwegian, executed at his office. Send in vour orders. SUM. But about a- doien valentine's passed through the post office this year. LiGurmxa.—On Friday evening (her were vivid flashes of lightning—the first of the seat en. DISCMAMXB.—Qrebend, under arrest for poisoning, nil bean discnarged, the ev idence not being sufficient to warrant his detention. Tno'nno- Plan.—A track has been cleared on Lake George, where those of oar eiiisens who have fast nags take them out for a trot', si. Cloud has soma unusu ally fas home flesh. 3 Monn Snow.—During Saturday night and Sabbath forenoon about one foot snowfall. It was much needed, for the ground was rapidly* becemiag'bare beneath the warm sunny days of the past few waaka. —"Tht meat successful business tun in thu city are thou who ilaws advertised liberally andeoiutanily."—flonaon GRBBLIY. S he Normal School matter has been settled definitely. So has the fact that Pieki1 4 Abbott sell clothing cheaper than it eaa be had at any other store in Northern Minnesota. Noncn.—Notice is hereby given to all persona indebted to H. Heopner by note or account that tht same must be settled by March 15th, or they will he put in thegold hands of the-Justice for collection. H. R. TOBEY, Assignee. JUST RBCIIVIO.—A. large lot of new type suitable for bill heads and letter bends. Send yonr orders to this office. Union SCHOOL—The Board of Educa tion has received to employ M. Sheire, of St. Paul, to draw' the plans for the. new school building. It will be about 70 66, two stories igb,"with four rooms, 26 35, em each floor, and will accommodate 400. pupils. 1 :,'.. ,'.•• On Tmi.—The St. Cloud and St. Paul railroad is a plucky little line. Contrary to general expectations, Monday's train came up on good time, notwithstanding the snow of the previous day. Minnesota energy is displayed in her railroad man agement as well as in everything else. A I OnaAXHATiox.—A Urge num ber of the Swede farmers of Meeker coun ty have formed an organisation for the pur pose of indemnifying such of its members as may lose any real or personal property by fire. The headquarters are at Swede Grove. The necessary papers are being drawn up in this city. THAXXS.—We would retard out to the County Commissioners of Mononga lia County, one of the most attractive and prosperous of our north-western conn tine, for their action in select ing TMB JotmsAi as the. official paper of the County for the ensuing year. In addition to doing its printing, we will en deavor to do fnUjustice to its interests. Cento KILLID.—On Friday afternoon mat, Robert, a son .of John Carlisle, about awvan years oil, was In the stableand began. pnlling the tail of one of the horses, when the animal kicked, striking the nhild in the abdomen and throwing him violently •gainst the stall In addition .to the in ternal injuries, his head wak badly bruised. Tne boy/ a bright, handsome childj linger ed in great pain until the next. day,' when death ended his sufferings., PtnASABT DiscovsnY.—A young gen tleman of this city, while xn a business trip, through the upper country last week, spent the night at Glenwood, and started •ff the next morning leaving his watch, $850 piece of mechanism, under his pil lawC He became aware of this upon reach ing Sank Centre, twenty miles, and feeling far his watch to see how long he had been In making the trip. He win' doubtless mora kerr-ful in future. FOOD.—A little girl crying, name un known, with black satchel, said to contain a new dress, shawl, balmoral skirt, pair of shoes, a desen stockings, and a full suit of clothes for her little brother Bob. The poor thing received more goods for her few dollars at the "Regulator" than she "was able to pack off, so she was picked up -on the roadside crying, "The Regulator is 4he plana to get bargains 1" weBmamemsssssssssssg^gBBBSSssm—a CUvnuao, Fononnr Ann AttlMM so Svm io»n.—The following is a brief outline of the operations of J. D. Copeland, to whose mysterious disappearance reference was mad* lank wank: He was lately from Min neapolis, where his parents reside. His father-in-law, J. F. Forrest, recently pur ohawd an interest in the Fremont Mills* aid en Monday or Tuesday of week before last opened a flour and feed store hero, un der the name of Forrest A Ladd. On the following Saturday evening Mr. Ladd went to Clearwater, leaving Copeland in charge. He also left him some half doscn ohecks in the check-book, signed in blank. Copeland at onoe tore them out, filled up one for $20 and bought an overcoat. With the rest in his pocket he went that night to a gambling den, and it is believed filled and used all. Two afterwards came to light—one for $50 and the other for $10.70. On Monday Copeland presented at the Bank of St. Cloud a check for $212.50, and obtained the cash. The signature to this proved afterwards to be a forgery. On Tuesday ho had a simitar check for $100 cashed. Certain circum stances rendered the officers of the bank suspicious, but 'he temporarily satisfied them. On Tuesday eveuing the sture was found to be closed, and remained so until Mr. Forrest cane .from Clturwater ou Thursday, although an entrance had been .oreed through a wiudow by the city autbor tiies. It appears that Copeland walked to Clear Lake station on Tuesday night, 12 miles, and took the next morning's train lo .Minneapolis. Arriving there, h» bought a suit of clothes, and then told his brother vi his doings here. It was discovered thu he had swallowed two ounces of laudauum, with the intent of committing, suicide, but the prompt use of a stomach pump relieved him of it. He afterwards attempted to shoot himself, He has since returned to Clearwater, and was in this city yesterday. When found in Minneapolis he had but $65 after purchasing tht suit. With the $212, 50 ho had redeemed the two gambling checks that came to light, for $60.70, and it is believed that he. also took up the others. It is the intention of his friends to follow this matter up and recover the money. Mr. Forrest assumed the forged checks cashed at the bank. Copeland is about 28 years of age, was very prominent *m church'matters at Clearwater, and was Worthy Chief of the Good Templars' lodge. PnnsoxAL.—R. Hoover, Treasurer of Monongalia county, was in town on Satur day. We had a pleasant call on Tuesday from Geo. W. Prescott, State Superintendent of Sunday Sohools. We had a call on Friday from Jeremiah Russell, one of the oldest settlers in North- I era Minnesota. J. H. Simonton, of the Sank Centre Her aid, was in town this week. Also N. H. Miner. J. C. Burbank, of St. Paul, came up yesterday, and will remain several days, E. H. 8. Dartt. of Kingston, Wis., has been spending the week in town. He in tends making Minnesota his future home. B. C. Cams, D. D., who has been labor ing for some time past at the White Earth Mission, arrived la town on Tuesday: He starts to-morrow on a trip to Illinois. MORTOR'S Pans.—In response to many inquiries we would state that Mr. Morton will forward descriptive circulars of his pens upon application, inclosing the return stamp. These pens have already achieved a notoriety beyond, any other ev er manufactured, and it is based upon genuine merits. They have stood the test of many years'trial, and hare never been found wanting. All are fully war ranted, and will be exchanged if they do not prove satisfactory. They are sent free of postage. Ton want a "Morton" pen, and the sooner you get it the better you will be satisfied. Address A. Morton, 25 Maiden Lane, New Tork. As West A Co. are going out of the busi ness, good opportunity is offered for some-live firm to take the St. Cloud agency for these pens. SUNDAY SCHOOL MATTIES.—Geo. W. Prescott, State Superintendent, and A. H. Hose, of the Central Committee of the State Sunday 8ehool Association, arrived in town on Saturday. In the evening meeting of the teachers and superintend ents of the different schools in this city was held and very favorable reports made as to their present condition nnd future prospects. On Sabbath afternoon a meet ing of all the children was held at theterest Methodist church. An object lesson was given by Mr. Prescott, and some interest ing remarks were made by Mr. Rose. In the evening a general meeting was held at the Congregational church. Mr. Rose gave a history of the wonderful progress made by the Sunday School causa in this State and referred to the coming State Con vention to be held at Winona in June, nt which he hoped Stearns county, would be represented. Mr. Prescott followed in some plain, practical hints to teachers, superin tendents and the friends of the cause at large. The visit was productive of much good......". Booxs Alb STATIOKEBT.—Rosenberger Bros., stock embraces the standard poets, biographies, histories, travels, novels, &c, besides the cheaper series. The school boohs used in Minnesota always kept on hand also blank books and blanks of all kinds. Envelopes and paper, all grades, so "tiutt everybody can be suited. Gnajrn BALL.—I have just received from Chicago a lot of looking glasses, frames and pictures, which I will sell with my large stock of window curtains, wall paper, stationery and fancy goods, at auction.— Sale every afternoon and evening until the entire ttoek is closed out. 8nsn WHXAI.—The attention of formers %B called to the advertisement of the Cali fornia ani Oregon Seed Wheat Agency.— We have received samples of their wheat I which are very fine-in appearance. A trl-1 was nothing like it, even in Sangamon »t would certainly be worth making. .«n*in jnsi C^wtwY^-Tbere if an Immense quantity of grain in Northern Minnesota, yet la the hands of the farm *rt. They seem determined-to hold on- for $1.00 for wheat, abd will at least nwnft «he opening of navigatkav Arts in the mew eonntUnkb*'wheat on' hand fwnld neenw nfmest incredible. A ». gentleman from Monongalia county informed hs that tie had recently vlsittd a farmer there who And over seven hundred bushels of wheit niece, in bin granery. When the supply •ban all!« marketed, the money market of this seetios will be in a Very different con dition from what it is nsw. —On account of the meetings of the Christian Convention, the Library Associ ation gathering nt Mr. Alaop's ban been •oerasasd until to-morrow evening. J. E. WEST. M. MIOKUT, Auctioneer. —PiekitftAbbott sell dry goods of all kinds cheaper than the cheapest. Farm ers understand this, and go there to make their purchases, —Wabasha has a reading dab. Its members very sensibly subscribed for JounxAL, which is kept on file with the other leading papers of the country. —And when Abraham and the people be* held the wonderful cures whten were pro duoed by this drink, and Abraham said, "My children must not suffer give me thy drink to drink, nnd I will give it a name.'* And so Abraham drank, and said there And he said, "Let it be proclaimed throughout the length and breadth of the land, from the valleys and mountain-tope, that alLall ii nsjbw wesn wisis, dyspepsia, weakness, lost of appetite, nervous head ache, and mental despondenoy. willfindre-made lief through the Plantation Bittare- They Id tone to the stomaeh, and brilliancy In the mind, of which I, O people, am a living example," Magnolia WaUrwmpcrior to the imported German Cologne, nnd sold nt MKITIffv OF THK NORMAL BOARD. Selection off a Silo for the Third a Sil for the Normal School. 1'Hm "STBAHNS HOV8K" PKOPKIW'V O I A 9 SCHOOL TO'KCMKNCED IEXT SEPTEM BEB. Arrangeiaemt of Details. On Tuesday last an adjourned meeting of the State Normal Board was held at this place, the priaoipal business being the se lection of a site for the Third Normal SohooL The Board consists of Hon.ed Thos. Simpson, of Winona, Bcv. H. S. Parker, Anstin, Hon. M. H. Bunnell, St. Paul, H. F. Blodgett, Esq., Anoka, Qen. C. C. Andrews, St.. Cloud, Hon. Daniel Buok, Mankaio, Rov. S. Y. McMasters, D. D., St. Paul and Rev. Jabez Brooks, D. D., Red Wing. Only tho five first named were in attendance, Rev. MoMasttrs and Mr. Buok being detained at home by illness, and Rev. Brooks by other appointments. Fiof. V. F. Phelps, Principal of the First Nortnal School, at Winona, accompanied the party. Upon their arrival at the depot they were met by the Prudential Committee and tak en to tho houses of private citizens, who Lad made arrangements for tleir enter tainment. In tfie afternoon they visited, in company with a number of citizens, the four sites under consideration—the Cram plaoe, Wilson place, Seminary Square and oiearns Hou-e. At half past four they as sembled at Gen. Andrews office to hear re marks concerning the various si-i*.s, pro and eon. The Board was called to order by the President, Mr. Simpson Mr. Dun-cation nell, Secretary. Roll called Messrs. Simpson, Bunnell, Blodgett, Parker and Andrews responding a quorum. The Chairman rtated the purpose of the meet ing to be mainly for the selection of a site for the Third Normal School that it was a matter of solicitation to the Board as well as to the people that their desire was to make the best selection possible for the in terests of the town and the State that they, had sought to obtain all information possible, and would now give an opportu nity for farther expressions from the pea pie. On motion of Mr. Parker, it was resolv ed that the Cram site be taken up and its consideration fully disposed of before go iag to any other. Gen. Andrews said he supposed there were some present who desired to speak in favor of that location, and suggested that Capt. Taylor be sent for. He also present ed certain papers and petitions which had been sent by him to the Winona meeting, including the following proposition from Mr. Cram: ST. CLOVD, Feb. 1, 1869. to the State Normal Board: GaimsMxx:—When the Board was in session at St. Cloud last summer, I offered four acres of my land in a square tract (which was visited by the Board) on St. Germain street, as a site, for the Normal School building, for one thousand dollars. If the Board consider my said traot a suit able site and it will be any inducement, for them to locate the building thereon, I will donate to the State the said four acres as a site for the Normal School building. Very Respectfully Yours, •. LCLAXD CnaM. T. C. MoClure addressed the Board in favor of the Cram eite thought it near the center ot the town its prairie charac ter no objection that the title was clear and presented other considerations. He was followed by H. C. Wait, who took the same view. Mr. McClure presented a paper signed by a number of German citizens, who stal ed that they would patronize the school. Leander Gorton spoke in opposition said his pecuniary interests would lead him to favor it, but. he thought the inter ests of the school would be better subserv ed, hjr the Seminary Square and that ex. tensive preparations were being made for erecting residences in the latter locality. The Board on motion then proceeded to the consideration of the Seminary site.— Hon. N. F. Barnes presented the petition of 39 business men of St. Cloud a peti tion of the citizens a petition from six of the Aldermen a letter from H. T. Welles, guaranteeing the title of the Park block letters from the owners of the lots in the adjoining block giving the refusal of their lota for $1160 statement from Hon. Geo. L. Becker, President of the Railroad, granting a free deed of their in a letter from Judge McEelvy, of the District Court a letter from three out of the four pastors of the Protestant Churches, of the town the report, of the Prudential Committee—all recommending that aite, embracing an area of 4 5-16 acres. Hon. H. L. Gorton addressed the Board in favor of the location. J. L. Wilson offered to sell his site, three acres, for $5,000 without buildings, or $7,000 with the buildings. The Board adjourned until half past sev en. EVKXIHO SESSION.—The consideration of the Stearns House was taken up. The following proposition from W. M. Hooper was read To the State Normal Board: I will convey for the use of the Normal School at St. Cloud, the property known as the "Stearns House," with the appurtenan ces exclusive of the barn and including the lot or block of ground upon which said hotel is situated and belonging thereunto, giv ing good title free from all incumbrance, for the sum of Three Thousand dollars. W. M. HOOPXB. St. Cloud, Feb. 12, 1869. A rambling discussion followed as to the title of the Seminary Square and other matters incidental thereto. Extended re marks were made by Capt. Taylor in favor of the Cram location and adverse to the Seminary. At nine o'clock, the Board desiring to have a private session, the citizens reared —the Prudential Committee and reporters upon invitation remaining. Mr. Bunnell moved that the Board do not take into consideration the Wilson proposition. Carried. Mr. Blodgett moved that they do not take into consideration the site and propo sition of Mr. Cram. Gen. Andrews asking for his views, Mr. B. said he did not like the location at all, and would rather pay two prices for the lots below that a few hundred dollars in the beginning made bat H.tle difference in the end. He could not vote for the site. county that it was bitter to the lips, but passed, were a strong objection, good (or the stomach and because there Gen. Andrews regretted that a full wen bitter times in fighting the masters tf Board was not present, as their action the plantations, it shall be fsravermore might then be more satisfactory. He der oalled Plantations Bhftsis and so it has I I And the wonderful work which it baa performedis witnessed at this day in every town, parish, village and hamlet through out all the world. Mr. Parker remarked that the saloons on St. Germain strset, which would have to be turcd to offer some remarks in support of his judgment in urging the Cram site. appearance in summer he considered one Of the best in town. A dosen varieties of fir trees are to be had near town, andcharge. a skillful gardener could make it a beauti ful location in a few years. Set out elm and fir trees and make drives around it. It is susceptible of good drainage, and is visible from the surrounding country. Could be handsome with less cost thai anj otherpkej in town. Read a letter from C. Alsop, civil engineer, endorsing it. he said, WAS a rcugh and unpleasant loca tion shut out from a distant viow tho few trees would have but little effect to shade, beauty or ornament for the build ing. Art surpasses nature in ornamenting grounds. Ho had seen that part of tho town almost depopulated the men of en terprise and aotivity who were there ten years ago are not there now and we must not not for the wishes merely of the people whom we bavo met to-day, but for the fu ture. Referred to the dullness of that part of the town, evidencing the Seminary building gone to ruins the old Baptist ohuioh frame standing for years unfinish and the Everett schoolhouse unoccu pied. Houses had been moved away.— Why put alive institution like this in suoh a locality Spoke of tho claims of Sauk Rapids in tho matter of location. He al so spoke at considerable length concerning other matters, boarding, ease of access, population, &c. Gen. Andrews called for the ayes and noes on Mr. Blodgdt'g motion. Pending tho vote, Mr. Dunnell said ho thought the businuss of the town was crowding out towird the Cram site, which would be an objestion, and believed it A ould bo belter lo go down town. Was uot specially impressed with tho natural atiruc ions oi' tho Seminary place and tbought tho only site presenting any real beauty was tho Sie irns House, with its beautiful scenery, sweep of river view. &c. Thought a inure quiet and orderly MChooi could be had in lower town than Cn the Cram aite. Mr. Parker coincided with the views of Mr. Dunnell. Mr. Simpson said he had not seen a lo which fully satisfied him, and if the Board could do so he was in favor of mak ing no permanent selection at this time. While he. was willing to vote against tho Cram site, he was quite willing to vote against the Seminary. Thought *he trees amounted to nothing. He wanted a suita ble place he thought this would eventually be the most important of the three State Normal Schools, referring to the immense North-westarn country which it would be called upon to accommodate, The vote stood: Ayes—Simpson, Blodgett, Parker, Dun nell 4. Noes—Andrews 1. Mr. Parker moved to dismiss the consid eration of the Seminary Square. Second ed by Mr. Dunnell. Mr. Simpson said that the question of title was sutlicient to have him voto again the'place. Mr. Parker explained that the cloud en the title was the reason which had led him to make the motion. The vote stood: Ayes—Simpson, Andrews, Parker, Dun nell 4. Noes—Blodgett 1. Mr. Parker moved to accept the propo sition mat'e by Mr. Hooper in regard to the Stearns House property, provided that the area when conveyed to the State shall net be less than one acre. Gen. Andrews offered as "n substitute that the Wilson site, of not less than three acres, be accepted at a cost to the State of not more than $2,500 (the balance to besatisfaction made up by the citizens) and if not accept ed within a week that the Stearns House be taken. Seoonded by Blodgett. After some discussion, Gen. Andrews withdrew the substitute, when a vote was taken en accepting the Stearns House: Ayes—Simpson, Andrews, Parker, Dun nell, Blodgett 6. Noes—None. Mr. Dunnell offered the following: Resolved, That the Prudential Conu ait tee be authorized and instructed to perfect the purchase of. the Stearns House proper ty agreeably to the vote of the Board just passed, and also nave the said buildings fully insured. Carried. The following offered by Mr. Parker was adopted: Resolved, That the Prudential Commit tee be directed to make a careful examina tion of the title of said property, and if found good, take a deed of the same' in the name of the State, and draw the purchase money from the Treasurer of the Third Normal School, upon a warrant drawn up on him by the Chairman of the Committee and signed by the Secretary. Gen. Andrews offered the following, which was adopted: Resolved, That the Prudential Commit tee of the Third Normal School be hereby authorized and instructed to cause said Stearns House building to be fitted for a Normal School at the earliest practicable period. Considerable discussion was had with re gard to the selection of a Principal, when upon motion of Mr. Parker, the President, Secretary and Gen. Andrews were consti tutes a committee to secure as soon as possible a Principal for the school, at £a salary not to exceed $2,000 per annum.' Mr. Dunnell moved that the* Prudoatial Committee be instructed to nave the Normal School commenced during the month of September next. Carried.' Mr. Simpson offered the following: .Resolved, That the Prudential Commit tees-of the several Normal Schools be in structed,to procure at once and open prop er books' which shall contain a record of the receipts and expenditures and funds of said schools,' and said books shall be kept by the Secretaries of said Prudential Com mittees. A letter from Judge Hamlin, tendering his resignation as a member of the Pruden tial Committee was read, and tho resigna tion accepted. On motion of \Gen. Andrews, Leander Gorton was appointed to fill the vacancy. The following bills of expenses in. at tending the Winona meeting were aUowed: D. Buok, $H 00 Rev. McMasters, 1700 And the following for expanses of the present meeting: Thos. Simpson, M. H. Bunnell, H. S. Parker, H. F. Blodgett, At half past one o'clock the Board, hav ing fully completed its business, adjourned sine die. fg^ Every business man who wants erease his trade should advertise. Its Gin.Bay A. sold h* had himself given some attention te landscape gardening, and. referred ta Central Par* as an evidenoe of what chang es eonld be made. The Seminary Square THK CHRISTIAN CONVENTION. A Christian Convention for Norlh-wcst ern Minnesota is now in session at the Congregational church in this place There are in attendance as nearly as we could learn 2) clerical and 22 lay delegates, rep resenting some 25 churches, of the follow ing denomination: Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist and Congregational.» Also the American Bible Society Agent, and the State Sunday Sohool Supt. The meetings thus far have been oharaotcrized by fervor, unity and Christian charity. Ob Tuesday eveuing a very geod audienoe was in at tendance, though many were detained by the meeting of the Normal School Board. Rev. T. McChry of Anoka preached an in* teresting sermon.from Tim. I, iv., 8, dwell ing mainly upon the characteristics whioh any plan calculated to 'elevate the world must possess. On Wednesday morning Bcv, D. Brooks, of Monticelli), Agent ot the American Bible Society conducted the devotional exercises These wcro of'sncflt a character as to gi«e the discussions fbatfollowed thcrighttone. The organization of the Convention was quietly and quiukly made, by the election of Judge J. MJ MoKelvy President, Rev. D. Iliooka aud Mr. (!. F. Davis Vice-Presi dents, an.I Rev. Cooke Secretary. Dr. Brown, of St. Paul, opened the first topic of discussion in a happy manner and exhibited a most catholic sp.r ui.dane lurged view of the question, "How can the Christian activities oi the entire membei ifliip of tho churches It 1 est developed?" 1 tie leading idea of-tho" 1 i.'s speech, seem ed to us to he, '-Every man has a work, let every one find tho proper work and push it with vigor." S.veral delegates, clerical and lay, participated in the discus sion, and the time passed quickly away. At 10} A. M., Uev. U. A. Dean, of Monti cello, led off the .discussion of the question, "How can the study of God's Word be made more general?" The second session commenced at 2 P. M. opened with prayer'by Rev. D. Brooks. The b^crctary resigned and Rev. N. Lathrop was appointed. Rev. C. Griswold being absent, Bro. Geo. W. Prescott, State S. S. Supt., opened the discussion of the ques tion, "By what means can we reach those who do not come to our churches Street preaching and neighborhood prayer meet ings were named as especially useful for this purpose, to which several delegates added, by .visiting from, house to "house, by distributing religions tracts and generally by showing them we are interested for their soul's welfare. A half hour was given to devotional ex ercises led by Rev. Mr. Hall, of Sauk Ra pids, after which Rev. J. N. Thresher, of Fair Haven, opened the subject, "By what means are wo to secure a better observ ance of the Sabbath He pressed two thoughts, 1st, we must preach and teach more on the subject, and we must secure a better practice on the part of Christian peo ple. At 7} p. M. a large audience gave mark ed attention to an able discourse to young men, by Dr. Brown, of St. Paul. The Dr. is a close thinker, clear writer and has a very fair delivery. Judge McKelvy is presiding to the full of all, and the Convention so tar is a success. "We hope will be as bread east upon the waters." The meetings continue through to day. Eon or MBunxas Rev. F. T. Brown, D. D., Pres. St. Paul. A Dean, Cong. Monticello. Webb, Meth. St. Anthony. N Thresher, Bap. Fair Haven. Stearns, Cong. Clearwater. Jackson, Pres. Kingston. **. Brooks, Mcth. Monticello. S Hall, Cong. Sauk Rapids. Barkaloo, Meth. Sauk Centre. Huntress, Meth, Melrose. A Reed, Meth. Sauk Centre. McClary, Meth. Anoka. H. I. Parker, Bap. Austin, E.Cooke,.Meth. Little Falls. E Campbell, Pies. St. Cloud. I Wo'bd, Cong. ." J. R^Cneighton, Meth. N Lathr,op, Meth. Paynesville. OB Elmer, Pres. Sauk Centre. Thompson, Meth. Sauk Rapids. Mr3 Re? N Thresher, Con. Fair Haven. D. Jackson, Pres. Kingston. GD Stearns, Con, Clearwater. Misi Emily Walker, Cong. Mrs. Samuel Whiting, Con. HP Bennett, Dea. Cong. S Cloud. GI Porter, Davis, Mitchell, Eld. Pres. St. Cloud. MeKe-vy, Stephen Hill, Meth. Bellevuc. Dam, Dea. Bap. St. Cloud. Morse. Aimon Smith, N Walker, Dea. Cong. Clearwater. S Whiting, W Prescott, Bap. State S. S. Supt. WT Mclntire, Mcth. St. Cloud. Wilson, Hyke, Sauk Rapids. Orrin A Coe, Cong. Missionary farmer among the Indians for several years. Mrs. Penson, Cong. Clearwater. Wood, $14.00 8 00 9.60 50 —The best boots and shoes in ths mar ket can be found at the Regulator. Go and supply yourself. to fn I N N E A O I S MARBLE_WORKS! American and Foreign Marble,Head-Stones,Tombs —AND— Furnished to order. MANTLES, TABLE-TOPS, Etc., Etc. N. HERRICK-ft SON, Cor. Nicollet & Third Sts., Minneapolis. Work set in St. Cloud, without extra vll-n29-ly VlltKOESER 8 MITCHELL, REAL ESTATE AGENTS, AtiXARDRiA, DOUGLAS Co., Mm*. A Sell BestEstate on CommUilon, Pay Taxes for Non-ResiAnls, AGllICULTUKAL. IMPLEMENTS. OJ^S: HALL. The proprietor would announce that he prepared to furnish E S O S E S cooked in any desired style. Also, Sar dines, Cold Lunch, &c. His bar is supplied with the CHOICEST Wines, Liquors and Cigars, to bo fojnd in the city. A call is requested* from all who want anything in his line. asa TUB UPPER COUNTRY. What a Down-Easter Tlklnki-A Great Country with Great Future. ("The following letter was crowded out last week.]. rt r-T ,'•- CBNXKAI. HOUSK.ST. Ciovp, ... We are glad to see that the extensive Agricultural Implement House of Grovenor & Cn. obtained four first class premiums upon the machines exhibited by them at the State Fair. They were' remarkably "uoccssful, and the number of prizes award ed this house should demonstrate to farm els where is tho best place for buying wheat Agricultural implements or ma-Wolf—Timber chinery they may want. The official list shows that the "Case- Thresher," with Woodbury power, manufactured at Racine, Wis., took the first premium over the "Vi brator" and "Tornado" Threshers and was sold on the ground. The "Theyer Iron Mower," and "Hollingsworth Sulkey Rake," each took a first premium. And although three other of the most popular drills were on exhibition, the "Buckeye" took the first premium. The decision of the judges concerning Broadcast Seeders had not yet been announced. The follow ing telegram from Wisconsin shows a tri umph in that State: MADISON, Wis., Oct. 1st, 1868. Messrs. Orovenor $ Co., St. Cloud Minn. The Buckeye Drill and Esterly Broad east Seeder both took first premium at Wis consin State Fair to-day. S. L. SHELDON & BROS. No stronger recommendations could be asked for the implements sold by Groven or A Co. Farmers will not fail to go nnd see them. A large quantityof "New York er" Reapers. Iron Mowers and Broadcast Seeders, arrived at our Depot, for these gentlemenlast week, enough, we should hink, to "implement" every farmer from here to Aberorombic. February 9th, 1869. EDITOR JOURNAL.—Having made a pleas ant trip up to Alexandria and back, per baps you would give place iu your papor 4o a few notes made by the way. I left St. Cloud on Friday.morning with one of our friend Hayward's best teams.— The weather was delightful and the sleigh ing excellent. The first point was at St Jo_ 0 men of the country, J. Linnemann. The town is small, but I should judge that the above named gentleman had something in the way of business about as goodp! as one could^wibh. .. Left'for Cold Springs and Richmond.— They are both weti located towni and have good chances for future growth I then started for New Munich, which place Ifmade about seven o'clock. The on ly mcrcknnt here, Mr. Bohmer, is doing a good business. Starting the next morning for Sauk Ccn- tie, I called for a moment ta see Clurk, at Melrose, who recently staffed Corn, Oats ltje Barley Hay, per t6n Batter,per lb. Eggs, per dos Cheese,pi lb Cord Wood Beang,perbugh FRED. VINCENT. St, Cloud, Jan 5th, J8C9. vjln25 AOGMTS —Male and female who IcaWASTEfree.eA§1r0particularsconsigne.,,ksamh make from to $60 per wee at home. All goods will be to Agents, to paid for when sold, and ples sent Fo address wii stamp, FOOT Cianx, Detroit, Mich 4w Mirjor a new flouring mill aud saw mil', aud mast build up a large business. Arrivod at Sauk Centre early in 'theToreaoou. My obser vation leads me to stale my belief that what is called the Sauk Valley, and so on up Alexandria, aud eve a still farther, is ile4 lined to be the garden of this WesU-cn country. I found at Sauk Cenlre a good hotel, well kept hy cur friend Barnum.— This is alive town, with lots of nice large stores, well filled. Among the heaviest i-i that kept by Joseph Capser, one of the first ia the business, and any one forming his acquaintance would notdoubt that he would build np_a large trade, as he is a perfect gentleman and business ''right up to .the handle!" Lamb & MyficT, Cowles & Mayo, and others have heavy stocks. From this to Osakis is over a splendid farming countiy, all dotted with farm houses. The land seems to be almost all taken op. Osakis has a largo hotel, and two stores. The town is well located. Next reached Alexandria, the last town on the frontier, and iis growth wonld sur prise any Down-Easter. .It has a large hotel, plenty of stores', churches^ schools, &ev Here I met Barnum, the "jokist," but: no words can do justice to the subject. There is a heavy immigration to this seo tion, and Alexandria must eventually be a thriving town. What greatly surprises ine is (hat so many young men" df: energy and abiBty will still persist in staying in the East, where it takes about all their labor to keen what little they have get When here tbey could do so well.' I for one am delighted with the country, and have decided to make it my future home. In my opinion, those who live to see ten years will see this •'upper country one of the most prosperous and best business portions of the Unicn. The people are alive, and I like them. I arrived in St. Cloud this evening, and can truly say I have hid one of the pleas antest trips a man could have, and through a splendid country. TRAVELER.. MONONGALIA, CaUNTY. Items from the Krontler. GSKEX LAKE, Feb. 9,1869. EDITOR JOURNAL.—If I knock very soft ly, can I enter the charmed circle of THE JOURNAL'S correspondents? I do not claim to be one of the S. M. W., for I can not quite see how we are to be bensfited by woman's voting but if it is a recom mendation to wear the same bonnet for a term of year?, I believe myself equal to any one in that respect I am very much interested in "Margaret Merlyn," but do not think it quite equal to "Jane Eyre" yet. Here at Green Lake there are no strange events to chronicle at present. It is sel dom we have an elopement in high life or a murder to startle us. At G,een Lake city the "jolly miller" prospers as usual, as the wheel rolls round, and Mr. S^ A. Morrill & Son do a good husiness in trade. At the same city we have preaching every two weeks, by the Rev. A. McGowand, who also teaches an excellent school in the ad joining town of Harrison In all proba bility we shall some day rival Boston in the "hub" business. Having been cau tioned to write short letters unless I had something to say, I make my obeisance •. ELLEN SMYTH. S CLOUD A S Wheat No. 1 porbnsh 80 .2 Potatoes Onion,per bos. Kerosene Oi1 prg Bnckwheatprcwt Corn meal, new 3 70o75 60*63 A 60 40*50 a 7tBolted, 126 6a7 25a30 30 a 26 3 00ai00 a300 Beef—en foot, per quarter, bind, fore, at retail. Pork—dressed, at retail. Venison—whole deer, saddles, at retail. Mutton—on foot, atretiil, Veal—on loot, at retail. Poultry—Turkey, I Geese, Ducks, Chickens, ALEXAXDEK, S. L. DAVIS, 40 0 60 6C0 176 200 Sugar, Teas Coffee Lard, pr lb Ilnnis.cured 13a20 100a20O 30a 46 26 20a26 Dried Apples jrlt 20 GreenApples.prbbl 7.50 ST. CLOUD JJlARKfiT. CorrecteSfortBK JovmsxL.by D. M. Q.Murphy dF to Miuk No. 1 $5a600 Raccoon 60 Ottor „. 700 Martin 3 to 1000 E"»her 700 Red Fox 126 Wolverine 300 CrossFox 300a600 250 SilverQrey $25to500n Bear $6 tol200 Lynx 162 Cnb Bear......... 2 to 4 00 Badger 40 Beaver, per lb 175 Skunk 15 to 20 DeorSkina, perB10to25 MnskratWinter...-. 13 Hides ,dry 18 Fall Rat..-.„ 10 Hides, green, per lb....„ 8 MK AT I I A E CORRECTED WUKXT BT COATS HEEHAW. Selling Buying, 4a5 12£ 8@16 "Ji®12^ 16®20 6@16 Philipp Frank's Column. O CD .10 4 .« 10«15 12al5 22 IS 18 16 17 16 15 12 MILL. PKIAMC8 O O coaiccTBD WUILT sr bkvis a CLAIE. XXX XX Superfine WHOLESALE. 6.00 4.60 4.00 BETAIL. 6.60 6.00 4 60 W. W BAVlj FANNING MILL SHOP. We the undersigned would respectfully announce to the FARMERS of STEARNS And adjoining Counties that we are now manufacturing the celebrated EAGLE FANNING MILL AT ST. CLOUD. lliis mill is the result of many years' experience, anl has given entire BAtisfac tion wherever used. The' mills are fur nished, with lino stores, whioh are special ly adapted to denning Wheat. Feeling confident that our Mill nnd terms will meet your approval, we respectfully solicit your orders. Shop in the rear of T. C. McClure's Bank vlQn44-ly AMJXANDER A CO, MEAT MARKET. FRUSHs Moat, Hams, Sausage and V«l table of all kinds,kept ooRStantlyon S/n4 Shop en St. Qerpiftlpstreet QfiAI* iUJO. tri. W CQ Kf\J «.:• Pailipp Franks Column. 8 •».« XrX W ... ttxi\jx.\i a a CiROVFJOR CO. AGRICUliTTJBAL WAREHOUSE, ST. CLOUD, MINN, GKKERAL DEALERS Ji" u: uasmfstfil J. •'. it JPARM MACHINERY! MAKUrACTtJaERS ACESTSVORTBX NORTH WEST TOR TEX -. New-Yorker Self-Kaking Reaper, HUBBAR MOWER, BUCKEYE GRAIN DRUrL DEAVER DAM BROADCAST SEEDERS, HAPGOOD, YOUNG & CtV8 9 I J. H. OWEN & CO., JX ui. •AnnrAOTBRRRs or .... DRESSED LUMBER Doors, Blinds, WOOD MOULDINGS, XuLirniiia:, Scroll Sawing, DOORS AND WINDOW FRAMES, Newel Posts, Balusters, AND FENCE PICKETS, Sash, Doors, Blinds aud .»-'*•. Mouldings, $ BASE?, «l$WS$ifiD.DOQR JAMS Furataltesl, won. Design, with the Vt (ia --men* Dispatch. COtmiRY ORDERS Attended to promptly, and specially solic ited Factory in Loiter Town, near the Saw Mills, ST. CLOUD- MINN n"7 Christmas is Coming! Wishing to make a change in our business, we will, after DECEMBER 7, offer our entire stock of Dry Goods at Greatly Reduced Prices Part of our DRESS GOODS we will sell at eost, and part without regard to cost. BLANKETS,OASSIMERES O A S ^. CLO A HN O S ••'.: y" 'r ".-•-. -v *8 A W S . tCiHitHO «Jj.A iH -iHii^^ FLANNELS, AT VERY LOW PRICES. 0 1 0.,.,. JHSJ Xi, 8 (jj -[Lower Than $ver Before. As onr Goods MUST BE SOLD, wo will gWnAmat Bargain*. Call nnd Snamlae. TAYLO MoLARBN. S18Third street, Si. ?nul,MinnJ 1L_ .-tTca Ann ROCK ISLAND PLOWS, I. CASE A CO.'S a Sweepstakes Thresher, FISH BROTHERS' Freight and Farm Wagons Eagle Fanning Mills. St. Cloud, Jan. 26, 1869. F. & W. POWELL a HARDWARE, The most complete stock to be found in Northern Minnesota,, TUsfW ARE Of every kind that may be wasted, S O E S Of all the best and .most popular mak Agricultural Implements &c, Ac., Ao. Corner Washington avenue and Lake stree ST. CLOUD, MINN. CASH PAID FOR Old Copper, Brass and Pewter. Particular attention paid to all kinds of tin and sheet-iron jobbing. CHAS. r. rowfeci.. int. rowiLL, I\ TALCOTT §w Watchmaker and Jewelei i»—. CLOCKS WATCHES JJbJWJBXjIR/jr Silver and Plated Ware SPECTACLES, Table and Pocket Cutler fcc fcc., Ac, E A I I N Faithfully done and satisfaction guarente ALSO, ENGRAVING. Washington avenue, a few'doors fr the Central House, on opposite side, 8T. CLOUD, MINNESOTA' W OTICB.—All persons are hereby m. ftedthat say wife, Caroline Wet: has left my bed nnd beard without cause or provocation, nnd that they forbidden to trnai bar on my account, will pay no debts of her contracting a this data. MATHU S WETZEI St. Clond, Jan. nth, 1069.