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•HAS. B. KERR. L. W. COLLINS.
KERR & COLLINS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA.
Ofies en 2d flow of BelVe Block.
H. L. GORDON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ST. CLOUD, MINN.,
Will praetioe in the Stateand Federal courts,
aai will regularly attend the Terms of the
District Cearts in the Counties of Stearns,
Wright, Sherburne, Benton, Morrison, Pope
Crow Wing, Douglas, Meeker and Kankiyo-
Particular attention given to Criminal Lav
EDWARD O. HAMLIN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA.
D. B, SEARLE,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
A A W
OFFICE WITH E. 0. HAMLIN.
SAINT CLOUD, MINNESOTA.
A. H. CARVILL, M.D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA.
Ofiee over Nixon's Store, on Washington
FRANCIS H. ATKINS,
S I I A N
Office on St. Germain street, over Rosenberg
Residence in Lower Town, three doors
•oath of J, C. Wi IBOII'S residence.
0. SOHULTEN & CO.,
Prescriptions carefully oompo und-
td, day or night.
O. E. GARRISON,
GIVILENGINEER AND ARCHITECT
Hating had twenty-two years' experi
ence—twelre in GoTernment surveying,—I
hope to giro satisfaction in all branoheiof
Pine ad other Lands entered and taxe
faid for Non-residents, and fall deserip
lorn given from personalexamination.
Offise and residenee near the Episcopal
jHaTNOTART PUBLIC. ij
MADAME C. MEARS
1N"#. on A
BNGLISH, FRENCH, AND GERMAN
BOARDING AND DAT. SCHOOL,
O O N A I E S
WBDKKIDAY, SEPT. »8tfc, 1871*.
For circulars apply to W. B. MITCHELL,
St. Cloud, Minn
C. H. KAUFFMANN,
WHOLISALI DEAL1R IN
LIQUORS AND WINES,
BA FIXTURES, PLAYING CARDS,
Cheap Cash Store!
Best Cash Prices said for Hides and
Opposite Catholic Chureh.
vl3n50 ST. CLOUD MINN.
J. C. WILSON,
SIGN, CARRIAGE, AND
Glazier and Paper Hanger
ST. CLOUD, MINN.
G. P. PEABODS",
WHOLESALE A I I I.t
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
107 Third Street,
ZSCHETZSCHE & HEYEF
LEATHER & FINDINGS,
ST. PAUL, MINN.j•
Tannery at Sheboygan, Wis.
THOS. 0. McOLURE,
ST. CLOUD, MINN.
General Banking Business
S I E I A J!LC3-:E:N"T
for sale of
North Pacific Railroad Bonds.
BANK OF ST. CLOUD
GENERAL BANKING AND EX
GRANGE USINESS TRANS
O A N S I I E
Colleg eS orip & ForeignExchange
9 Agricultural College Scrip can now
be used in payment of all Pe-emptions the
same as Military Bounty Land Warrants.
a A I
Office open from 9to 12 A and 1 to
St.GermainStreet ,St.Cloud, Minn.'
J. G. SMITH, Cashier.
St. Cloud, Sept.16,1867 *1^
Bi«K or ALEXANDRIA.
General Banking, Exchange
REAL ESTATE BUSINESS
LAND WARRANTS^ C0LLEGESCR1P
O A N S O
COLLECTIONS MADE, AND PRO
CEEDS PROMPTLY REMITTED.'
Taxes paid for Non-residents.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE SOLD
Office on Main St., near Qth Avenue,
n21 A N O S E a
A 0 0 N 7
F. VINCENT, PROPRIETOR.
Having leased this well known and popular
Saloon and Restaurant,
I would be pleased to have a call from my
friends. I will keep on hand at all times the
Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
Ale, Lager, &c, &c
Good Billiard Tables.
St. Cloud, April 24. 1871. vl3n4
J. W. METZROTH
Has removed his
OPPOSITE TOE CENTRAL HOUSE.
MEZROTH'S IS THE PLACE.
A large stock of the finest
and all kinds
Gent's Furnishing Goods
always on hand.
$Sy METZROTH 8 IS THE PLACE!
In the latest
NEW YORK LONDON MID PARIS STYLES.
METZROTH'S IS THE PLACE 1
Special attention is called a his stock
A S and A S
Embraoingthe mostfashionable and nobby
METZROTH'S IS THE PLACE
PrilCES LOWERTHAN THE LOWEST
WsW REMEMBER METZROTH'S IS THE
St. Cloud May 24 1869. vll-n4
BOOT AND SHOEMAKER.
Boots, Shoes and Gaiters
Made in the latest style and of the best
stock. Good fits warranted. Quality of
EASTERN WORE always on hand to*
ALSO LEATHER AND FINDINGS
Shop on St.Germain) treet, neztdoorto
Pickit & Abbott's Store.
St. Cloud, Anril 21868.
North Star Iron Works,
'. HARRISON, GORTON & CO.,
Maufacturers of Steam Engines and
Boilers, Saw Mill Machinery, Flouring
Mills, Building Columns, Window Caps and
Sills, Hot Air Furnaces, Water Wheels, &c,
All kind of repairing and fob work done
promptly and in the best manner.
The Flouring and Grist Mill department
will ne under the superintendence of Mr.
O. A. PBAT. And the Saw Mill work will
be under the charge of Mr. ELIAS COJINEE,
which will enable the proprietors to fur
nish all the latest improred Mill Maohinery
and guarantee entire satisfaction.
Between Raiload Bridge and Pacific
Minneapolis, Nov..28th, 1870. tll»20
Sheet Music, Violins, Guitars, Music
Books, fairings, die.
You can buy anything in the Musical line
W. 0. Farnham's Music btore,
I N N E A O I S
Than at any other place in tho Northwest.
Teachers can order Sheet Music, with the
regular discount. Sabbath Schools can or
der Books here as cheap as from the East.
Teachers can be furnished wilh sample cop*
les of singing books at the regular discount.
Violin and Guitar Strings of the very best
quality. Send all orders to
W. C. FARNHAM,
n2l 38 Nicollet St., Minneapolis, Minn.
CHAS. S. WEBER, M. D.,
Office on St. Germain street, 3d door east
of Catholic Church.
MEDICINE CASES AND BOOKS,
for use in thefamily and for thetreatment
and other domestic animals
By C. S. WEBER.
ROGER SMITH & CO.,
Fine Silver Plated Ware,
Are producing for the Fall and Winter
Trade, a large variety of elegant designs of
TEA SETS, URNS, CASTORS, FRUIT
and BERRY DISHES,
together with a complete line of their cele
brated SPOONS, FORKS, KNIVES, &c,
all warranted fall plate, and bearing their
which is the oldest and best known of any
leading Silver Plate Manufacture in the
GILES, BRO. & CO.,
Agents, 142 Lake st., Chicago.
Dealers may obtain illustrated catalogues
and price lists by enolosing business card.
PIONEER WAGON SHpP
I3L. "VST W E A
FARM AND FREIGHT WAGONS,
LIGHT WAGONS, BUGGIE8,
CUTTERS, SLEDS, &c.
All work made from the very best mate
rial, and fully warranted Price3 reason
able. Parties needing anything in my line
will do well to give me a call.
Special attention paid to REPAIRING.
H. W. WEARY.
Lake Street, roar of Montgomery & West's
A, E. HUSSEY,
A I E
Plans, Spec locations, and Drawings
IN DETAIL, FOB FUBUC BUILDINGS
Jtgy-Office, three doors north of Post
Office, St. Cloud Minn.
I N N E A O I S
F. W. HANSCOM, Proprietor.
O N E W A S I N O N A E N E
a A S E E
in a is in a
THIS HOUSE 18
NEW, LARGE AND CONVENIENT,
a in in 6 6
93- On account of its Convenient Location and
?le«sant Room*, Business Men, Tourists. Families
and Pleasure Seekers wiil And it the best place in tbe
city to stop at. v!4nl
Dealer inand Manufacturer of
Boots, Shoes and Rubbers
Custom work done in the best style
Repairing neatly and promptly done.
OnWaahingtn avenue, next door to Met
orth's Clothing store n43
St. Cloud Quadrille Band.
The undersigned will furnish first-class
music for Balls. Special attention given to
supplying private parties, with from two to
five pieces, as may be desired.
GEO. E. FULLER.
St. Cloud, Sept. 7th, 1871.
S O I N N E S O A
C. W E S to
Ihe undersigned having purchased the
iijwiston House (located on Washington
avenue, near Clarke & Co.'s store) has
made many alterations and improvements,
and now offers superior accommodations to
travelers and all who may stop with him.
The table is supplied with the best that can
be obtained in the market, the rooms are
tidy and the beds clean and comfortable.
gQTGood Stabling is attached to the
St. Cloud. Nov. 7, 1870 vlSnl7
A E A
STRONG & ANDERSON
R. O. STRONG & CO.,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Carpets, Oil-Cloths, Mattings, Curtain Ma,
erials, Upholstery Goods, Wall Paper
Bedding, Window Shades, Feathers, &e
Ho»' ?aa and aa* Third Street.
ST. PAUL. MINNESOTA'.
HENRY C. MILLS,
a a a a S
N 3 & MS W if S
Repairing done with Neatness and Dispatch.
O. O. HINES.
Shop on Washington Avenue,
ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA.
A a is
Iron and Brass Founders
Stationary and Portable
GANG AND CIRCULAR
SEND FOB FBICES.
LEE & HARDENBERGH
J. S. LOCKWOOD, Snp't.
Blacksmith and Bateaux
Having leased the stand, machinery, &c.,
of J. C. WISSLOW, are prepared to
do all kinds of
Blacksmith & Finery Work.
Kept constantly on hand, and warranted
Driving Tools of all kinds,
Peavy (or Cant) Dogs,
a I he at S
PL O W S
MANUFACTURED AND REPA1SED.
Horse and Ox Shoeing
Attended to in the best manner by Mr.
SAMUEL BOOENKIEF, who has had many
Orders Promptly attended to,
and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
BOGENRIEP & FULLER.
Shop on Richmond Avenue, St. Cloud.
SAMUEL BOQENKIFF. GEO. E. FULLER
CHAS. B. NEWCOMB & Co.
Particular attention given to the
Purchase and Shipment of
Will pay Milwaukee prices at Duluth for all
Wheat offered them upon that market, and
NO CHARGE FOR COMMISSION.
W in S to a 4
Liberal advances made on wheat stored
in Duluth elevator.
ST. PAUL, STILLWATER,
HERSGHBtC S KMIERMMER,
Monuments & Gravestones
Also, Contractors for all kinds of
Stone Cutting to Order.
St. Germain street—two doors east of the
Catholic church. n27
H. HERSCHBACH & SON,
DEALERS IN ALL KINDS 0 7
Two Doors E*at of Brick Church,
St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, Minn.
Coffins a to O
1R ART D18VKHB STTLB.
Rep»IrintcNe»tIy Done on Short Notice.
SECTION. TOWW. SA1TOB.
South-west quarter 30 123 33
South-west 10 123 34
South east 12 123 34
North-west 20 128 34
South east 23 123 34*
South-east 29 124 34*
South-west 8 124 35
South-west 8 124 34
North-east 10 124 34
North-west 11 124 84
The above lands will be sold very oheap,
and on very favorable terms. Parties
wishing either or all the pieces, will please
address the undersigned, stating the terms
Apply to P. L. GREGORY.
Railroad Land Office, St. Cloud.
Or CALVIN HOW,
8-tf Box 2215. New York
E. K. JAQUES,
SAINT CLOUD. MINNESOTA-
ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 187J.
PATIENCE OF NATURE AND MAN.
Now all the flower* are dying All returns
With silent speed to whenco it lately oamo,
And now, more sharply, and more sadly far
Than once spring's blooming twigB,—pale autumn
With myriad withered flower-stalks up to heaven
To other, of all things tho bourne and grave
And ah this silence well nigh breaks my heart
Tho supernatural hush of the blue gravo,
The silence of these withered fiowcr-lieads,
That patient polish, as thoy patient livi-d.
O, truly I We are better than the flowers.
Yet happier are the flowers than are wo men,
Yea, e'en tho leaves that rustle at our feet,
They know no fear, no, only human hearts.
So lovely even tho show of patienco is,
That thou dost praise the flowors—that they en
Endurance is not patience with pure heart,
With heavenly soul to bear the lot of earth,
Feeling one's self living above it all,
As high above the clouds the sun shines on,—
That,—that is patienco! Wilh guilt-conscions
To appear patient, is but punishment.
With lightsome joy to accept mistaken things
—Serpents for fishes—is sheer senselessness.
Only the best wear patience as a crown
Fair as a lunar rainbow, and as rare ..
.—Leopold Schefer—Layman's Breviary.
SAT, what is honor is the finest sense
Of Justice which the human mind can frame,
Intent each lurking frailty to disclaim,
And guard the way of Life from all offense.
Suffered or done. Wordsworth.
A GHOST STORY.
(CONCLUDED FROM LAST W E E
We, and several others, were picked
up from the wreck of tbe Argo by a
homeward-ship. As soon as we reach
ed London I became Alexis' wife.
That which happened at the theatre
was exactly twelve months after—as we
I do not pretend to explain I doubt
if any reasoning can explain a circum
stance so singular—so impossible to be
attributed to either imagination or illu
sion. For, as I must again distinctly
state, wo saw nothing. The apparition,
or whatever it was, was visible only to
other persons, all total strangers.
I had a fever. When 1 arose from
it, and things took their natural forms
and relations, this strange occurrence
became mingled with the rest of my
delirium, of which my husband per
suaded me it was a part. He took me
abroad—to Italy—Germany. He loved
me dearly He was, and made me, en
In our happiness we strove to live,
not merely for one ancther, but for all
the world all who suffered and had
need. We did—nor shrank from tho
doing—many charities which bad first
been planned with Anastasias—with
what motives we never knew. While
carrying them out, we learnt to utter
his name without trembling—remem
bering only that was beautiful in him,
and which we had both so worshipped
In the furtherance of these schemes
of good, it became advisable that we
should go to Paris, to my iormer house,
which still remained empty there.
"But not, dear wife, if any uneasi
ness, or lingering pain, rests in your
mind in seeing the old spot. For me,
I love it! since there I loved label, be
fore Isbel knew it, long."
So I smiled and went to Paris.
My husband proposed, and I was not
sorry, that Colonel Hart and his newly
married wile should join us there, and
remain as our guests. I shrunk a little
from re-inhabiting the familiar rooms,
long shut up from the light of day
and it was with comfort I heard my
husband arranging that a portion of the
hotel should be made ready for us,
namely, two salons en suite, and leading
out of the farther one of which were a
chamber and dressing room for our use
—opposite two similar apartments for
he Colonel and his lady.
I am thus minute for reasons that
Mrs. Hart bad been traveling with
us some weeks. Sho was a mild sweet
faced English girl, who did not much
like the Continent, and was half shock
ed at some of my reckless foreign ways,
on board steamboats and on the rail
ways. She said I was a little—just a
little—too free. It might have seemed
BO to her for my southern blood rushed
bright and warm, and my manner of
life in France had completely obliter
ated early impressions. Faithful and
tender woman, and true wife, as I was,
I believe 1 was unlike an English wo
man or an English wife, and that Mrs.
Hart thought so.
Once—lor being weak of nature and
fast of tongue, she often said things she
should not—there was even some hint
of the kind droppped before my hus
band. He Hashed up—but laughed
the next minute for I was his, and he
Nevertheless, that quick glow of an
ger pained me—bringing back the re
collection of many things his uncle had
said to mo of him, which I heard as
one that heareth not. The sole saying
which remained was one which, in a
measure, I had credited—that his con
science was in his hand, "but not his
I knew always—and rather rejoieed
in the knowledge—that Alexis Saltram
could not boast the frozen calm of M.
But I warned tame Eliza Hart, half
jestingly, to take heed, and not lightly
biamo me before my husband again.
Beaching Paris, we were all very gay
end sociable together. Colonel Bart
was a grave honourable man my hus
band and I both loved him.
Wo dined together—a lively partie
quarree. I shut my eyes to the fa
miliar things about us, and tried to be
lieve tbe rooms bad echoed no footsteps
save those of Mrs. Hart and the Col
onel's soldierly tread. Once or so
I while silence fell over as, I would start,
and feel my heart beating but Alexis
was near me, and altogether mine.
Therefore, I feared not, even here.
After coffee, the gentlemen went out
to some evening amusement. Wo, the
weary wives, contented ourselves with
lounging about, discussing toilettes, and
Paris sights, acd the fair Empress
Eugenie—the wifely crown which my
old aversion Louis Bonaparte had chos
en to bind about his ugly brews. Mrs.
Hart was anxious to see all, aud then
fly back to her beloved London.
"How long is it since you lafc Lon
don Mrs. Saltram?"
"A year, I thiok. What is to-day?"
"The twenty-fifth—no, the twenty
sixth of May."
I dropped my head on the cushion.
Then, that date—the first she mention
ed—had passed over unthought of by
us. That night—night of mortal hor
ror «rhen the Argo went down—lay
thus far buried in the past, parted from
us by two blessed years.
But 1 found it impossible to converse
longer with Mrs. Hart so about ten
o'clock I left her reading, and went to
take half an hour's rest in my chamber,
which, as I have explained, was divid
ed from the salon by a small boudoir or
dressing-room. The Only other entranoe
was from a door near the head of my
bed, which-1 went and locked.
It seemed uncourteous to retire for
the night so I merely threw a dres
sing-gown ever my evening toilette, and
lay. down outside the bed, dreamily
watching the shadows which the lamp
threw This lamp was in my chamber
but its light extended faintly into the
boudoir, showing the tall mirror there,
and a sofa which was placed opposite.
Otherwise, the little ioom was dusky,
save fcr a narrow glint streaming
through the not quite dosed door of
I lay broad awake, but very quiet,
contented, and serene. I was thinking
of Alexis. In the midst of my reverie
I heard as I thought, my maid trying
the handle of the door behind me.
"It is locked," I said "another
The sound ceased yet I almost
thought she had opened the door, for
there came a rift of wind which made
the lamp sway in its socket. Bat
when I looked, the door was closely
shut, and the bolt still fast.
I lay, it might be, halt an hour long
er. Then, with a certain compunetion
at tny discourtesy, I saw the salon door
open, and Mrs. Hart appear.
She looked in, drew back hurriedly,
and closed the door alter her.
Of course I immediately rose to fol
low her. Ere doing so, I remember
particularly standing with the lamp in
hand, arranging my dress before the
mirror in the boudoir, and seeing re
flected in the glass, with mj cashmere
lying over its cushions, the sofa, unoc
Eliza was standing thoughtfully by
"I ought to ask pardon of you Mrs.
"Oh, no,—but I of you. I did not
know Mr. Saltram had returned,—
Where is my husband
"With mine, no doubt! We need not
expect them for an hour yet, the rene
"5fou are jesting," said Mrs. Hart,
half offended. "I know they are come
home. I saw Mr. Saltram in your
boudoir not two minutes Bines."
In your boudoir, I repeat. He was
laying on the sofa."
"Impossible!" and I burst out
laughing. "Unless he has suddenly
tamed into a cashmere shawl. Come
I flung the folding doors open, and
poured ablaze of light into the little
"It is very odd," fidgetted Mrs. Hart
"very odd, indeed. I «m sure I saw a
gentleman here. His face was turned
aside,—but of course I concluded it
was Mr. Saltram. Very odd, indeed."
I still laughed at her, though an un
easy feeling was creeping over me. To
dismiss it, I showed her how the door
was fastened, and how it was impossible
my husband could have entered.
"No for I distinctly heard you say
its locked—another time
'•I thought it was Fanchon."
To change the subject I began show
ing her some parures my husband had
just bought me. Eliza Hart was very
fond of jewels. We remained looking
at them some time longer, and then sho
bade me good night.
"No light, thank you. I cao find
my way. The boudoir is not dark.—
Good night. Do not look so palo to
morrow, my dear."
She kissed mo in a friendly English
fashion, and we parted.
She went through rapidly, shutting
my bed-rojm door. A minute after
wards she re-appeared, breathless, cov
ered with angry blushes.
"Mrs. Saltram, you have deceived
me! You area wicked French woman."
"You know it,—you knew it all
aloog. I will go ani seek my husband.
He will not let me stay another night
in your house
"As you will,"—for I was sick of her
follies. "But, explain yourself."
"Have you no shame Have you
foreign women never any shame But
I have found you out at last."
"There is—I have seen him twice
with ray own eyes—'there is a man ly
ing this moment in your boudoir,—'and
he is—not Mr. Saltram I"
Then indeed, I sickened,—a deadly
horror came over me. No wonder the
young thing, convinced of my guilt fled
from me, appalled.
For I knew now whom she had seen.
Hour after hour I must have lain
where I fell. There was some confu
sion in the house—no one came near
me. it was early daylight when I
woke and saw Fanchon leaning over me
and trying to lift me from tho floor.
"Fanchon,—is it morning
"What day is it
"The twenty-sixth oi May."
It had been he then. He followed,
Shudder after shudder convulsed 'me.
I think Fanchon thought I was dying.
"Oh, Madame oh, poor Madame
And Monsieur not yet come home,"
I uttered a horrible cry—for my soul
foreboded what either had been, or
Alexis never came home again.
An hour after, I was sent for to the
little woodcutter's hat, where he lay
My noble husband had in him but
one thing lacking—his passion were
"not in bis hand." When Col. Hart, on
the clear testimony of Eliza, impugned
his wife's honor, Alexis fought and
It all happened in one night, when
their blood, was fiery hot. By daylight
the Colonel stood, coll as death, pale
as a shadow, by Alexis' bedside. He
had killed him, and he loved him
No one thought of me. They let me
weep near him—unconscious as he was
—doubtless believing them the last can
trite tears of an adultress I did not
heed or try to deny that horrible name
—Alexis was dying.
Towards evening be became stronger,
and his senses returned. He opened
his eyes and saw me, bat they closed
with a shudder.
"Isbel, 1 am dying. You know why.
In the name of God—are you"——•
"In tho name of God, I am your
pare wife, who never loved, even in
thought, any man but you."
"I am satisfied."
He looked at Colonel Hart, faintly
smiling then opened his arms and
took mo into them, as if to protect me
with his last breath.
"Now," he said, still holding me,
"my friends, we must make all clear.—
Nothing must harm her when I am
gone. Hart, fcioh your wife here."
Mrs. Hart came, trembling violently.
Woman-like, seeing my misery, even
she caught my hand and wept. My
husband addressed her.
"Whom did you see Answer, as
to a dying man who to-morrow will
know all secrets. Who was the man
you saw in my wife's chamber
"He was a stranger. I never saw
him before, anywhere. He lay on the
sofa, wrapped in a fur cloak."
"Did you see his face
"Not the first time. The second time
"What was he like Be accurate
for the sake of more than life—honor.
My husband's voice sank. There
was terror in his eyes, but not that ter
ror—he held me to his bosom still.
"What was he like, Eliza?" repeated
"He was middle aged of a pale,
grave countenance, with keen, large
eyes, high forehead, and a pointed
"Heaven save us! I have seen him,
too," cried the Colonel, horror-struok
"It was no living nun you saw, Eliza."
"It was Anastasius
My husband died that night. He
died, lips on mine, murmuring how
he loved me, and how happy he bad
For mauy months after then I was
quite happy, too for my wits wander
ed, and 1 was again a little West Indi
an girl, picking gowans in the meadows
The Colonel and Mrs. Hart were, I
believe, vory kind to me. I always
took her for a little playfellow I had,
who w.is called Eliza. It is only lately
as the year has circled round again to
tbe spricg, that my head has become
clear and I have found out who she is,
and ab, me !—who I am.
This coming to my right senses does
not give me so much pain as they
thought it would because great weak
ness of body hud ilanced and soothed
I have had but ne desire: to go to
my owu Alexis —and betore the 25th
Now I have been able to complete
nearly oar story. Header, judge be
tween us—and him. Farewell.
Postscriptnm.—1 think it will be
well that I, Eliza Hart, should relate
as simply, as veraciously, the circum
stances of Mrs Saltram's death, which
hapoened on the night of the 25th of
She was living with us at our house,
some miles from London. She had
been ill and weak during May, but to
wards the end of the month she revived.
We thought if she could live until
Juus she might even recover. My
husband desired that on no account
might she be told the day of tbe month
—she was indeed purposely deceived
on the subject. When the twenty
fifth came she thought it was only the
For some Weeks the had kept her
bed, and Fanchon never left her. Fan.
choo, who knew the whole history, and
was strictly charged, whatever delusions
might occur, to take no notice what
ever of the subject to her mistress.—
For my husband and myself were again
persuaded that it must be some delusion.
So was tbe physciao, who nevertheless
determined to visit us himself on the
night of the twenty-fifth of May.
It happened that the Colonel was un
well, and I could not remain constantly
in Mrs. Saltram's room. It was a large
but very simple suburban bedchamber,
with white curtains and modern furni
ture, all of which I myself arranged
in such a manner that there should be
no dark corners, no shadows thrown by
hanging draperies, or anything of the
About fen o'clock Fanohon accident
ly quitted the room,sending in her place
anew nursemaid who had lately come
into our family.
This girl tells me that she entered
the room quickly, but stopped, seeing,
as she supposed, the physician ritting
by tbe bed, on the further side, at Mrs.
Saltram's right hand. She thought
Mr3. Saltram did not see him, for she
turned and asked her—"Susan, what
o'clock is it
The gentleman, she says, appeared
sitting with his elbows resting on his
knees, and his face partly concealed in
his hands. He wore along coat or
cloak—she could not distinguish which,
for the room was rather dark, but she
could plainly see upon his littlo finger
the sparkle of a diamond ring."
She is quite certain that Mrs. Sal
tram did not see the gentleman at all,
which rather surprised her, for the poor
lady moved from time to time, and
spoke, complaiaiogly, of its being "very
cold." At length she called Susan to
sit by her side, and chafe her hands.
Susan acquiesced—"But did not
Mrs. Saltram see the getleman
"He was sitting beside you, not a
minute since. I thought he was the
doctor, or the clergyman."
And the girl, much terrified, saw
that now, there was no one there.
She says, Mrs. Saltram did not seem
terrified at all. She only pressed her
hands on her forehead her lips slight
ly moving—then whispered: "Go, call
Fanchon and them all, tell them what
"But I must leave you. Are you not
"No, Not now—not now."
She covered her eyes, and again her
lips began moving.
Fanohon entered, and I too immedi
I do not expect to be credited. I
can only state on my honor, what we
both then beheld.
Mrs. Saltram lay, her eyes open, ber
face quite calm, as that of a dying per
son her hands spread out on the coun
terpane. Beside her sat erect, the same
figure I had seen lying on the sofa in
Paris, exactly a year ago. It appeared
more life-like than she. Neither look
ed at each other. When we brought a
bright lamp into the room, the appear
Isbel said to me, "Eliza, he is come."
"Impossible! You have not seen
"No, but you have She looked
me steadily in the faoe. "I knew it.
Take the light away, and you will see
him again. He is here, I want to
speak to him. Quiek, take the light
Terrified as I was, I could not refuse,
for I saw by her features that her last
hour was at hand.
As surely I write this, I, Eliza Hart,
saw when the candles were removed,
that figure grow again, as out of air,
sitting by our bedside.
She turned herself with difficulty,
and faced it. "Eliza, is he there 7 I
Bee nothing but the empty chair. Is he
"Does he look angry or terrible V*
"Anastasius." She extended her hand
toward the vacant chair. "Cousin Anas
Her voice was sweet, though the cold
drops stood on her brow.
"Cousin Anastasius, I do not see yon,
bat yoa can see and hear me. I am
not afraid of you now. You know, once,
I loved you very much."
Here—overcome with terror, I stole
back towards the lighted door. Thence
I still heard Isbel speaking.
"We erred, both of us, Cousin. You
were too hard upon me—I bad too great
love first, too great terror afterwards, of
you. Why should I be afraid of a man
that shall die, and of the son of man,
whose breath is in bis nostrils I should
have worshipped, have feared, not you,
but only God."
She paused—drawing twice or thrice
heavily, tho breath that could not last.
"I forgive you—forgive me also. I
loved you. Have yoa anything to say
to me, Anastasius
"Shall we ever meet in the boundless
Silence—a long silence. We brought
in candles, for she was evidently dy
"Elixa—thank you for all! Your
hand. It is so dark—and"—shivering
—"I am afraid of going into the dark.
I might meet Anastasius thero. I wish
my husband would come."
She was wandering in her mind, I
saw. Her eyes turned to the vacant
"Is there any one sitting by me
"Deax Isbel can you see any on*
"No one—yes"—and with preter
natural strength she started right up ia
bed, extending her arms. "Yes There
-close behind you—I see—my hus
band. I am quite safe—now
So, with a siniht upon her face, she
I A E ASJD O S A
E E O E COMMIS
S I O N E O S A I S I S
To the Editor of the N. Y. Tribune.
Sia: I have read with much pleas
ure your very instructive letter em
bodying the result of your observations
apon your recent visit to Minnesota.
While it contains much valuable infor
mation, evinces a just appreciation of
the character of our people and the ex
tent of our resources, and abounds in
timely and excellent advice, you have
been led into a serious misapprehension
of some important facts, to correct
which I solicit sufficient space in. the
columns of the Tribune. You speak
in commendation of the mammoth veg
etables exhibited "beside the Falls ot
St. Anthony where the mercury falls
to 40° below zero and the growing sea
son (from frost to frost) averages about
one hundred days." Now, while it is
true that on an average once in ten
years the mercury sinks to 40° below
zero, the exceptional character of this
degree of cold is shown by the fact
that the mean temperature of the three
Winter months i9 about 16.2° above
zero. With reference to the length of
the growing season in Minnesota, it is
sufficient to say that only once since
the State was first inbabitied by white
men has the period of total exemption
from frost been so short as 100 days.
In that year (1859), the abreviated
season was shared alike by all the
States north ot the Ohio Kiver the
June frost of that year having seri
ously injured the growing wheat in
Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, while no
damage was sustained in Minnesota.
Moreover, the careful meteorological
records, kept for over 30 years at Fort
Snelling, and 12 years at St. Paul—
both fur official purposes—incontestably
prove that "the growing season, from
frost to frost," averaged, during that
wnole period, 149 days. I have not
at hand the exact figures requisite for
a comparison with other latitudes, but
the following table showing the mean
temperature, for a series of years, of
the tW0j months embracing the com
mencement and termination of what
may be deemed the growicg season,
will afford a fair comparison both of
its length and character, in the sever
al places named
April. Mean. September. Mean.
3t. Paul 46.3°
Rochester, N. 45.7°
Utica, N. 41.7°
Boston, Mass 46.4°
St. Paul 58.9°
Cherry Valley X.Y 67.8°
It will thus be seen that the averaga
temperature at St. Paul coincides close
ly at the opening and close of the grow
ing season with that oi Northern
Illinois, Southern Michigan, and Cen
tral Naw York, each upon a latitude
about 3° south of St. Paul, while for
the whole six growing months it is con
siderably warmer at the last named city
than at the othsr places named, tbe
Summer mean of St. Paul bein^ pre
cisely that ot Philadelphia and Cen
tral New-Jersey, 5° further south.
Whatever may be the cau.-e cf theso
isothermal peculiarities, the fads ara
thus indisputable in view of which it is
almost needless to add that all the pro
ducts which can be grown anywhere
north of the 42d parallel cao bj suc
cessfully raised in Minnesota, with tho
possible exception of peaches while
most of them, it can be safely claimed,
are more speedily and perfectly growa
here than elsewhere, owing as well to
our quick, friable soil and kindly skies
•s to the operation of the well-estab
lished climatological principle that
cultivated plants yield their greatest
and best products near the northern
most limits of their growth."
Yoa acknowledge the triumphs
which have been achieved here in
fruitgrowing within the past six years.
In confirmation of these, I may ad
duce the facts that the official returns
for 1869 shows a total product of 9,932
bushels of apples, while careful cal
culation passed upon subsequent re
turns justify an estimate of 30,000
bushels as tbe oggergate product of
the present year. This cannot be
deemed a large achievement, bat it is
important as effectually vindicating the
practicability of apple-raising in Min
nesota, which was for many yean
matter of serious doubt.
I rejoice that our farmers have been
so wisely counseled by one who largely
possess their confidence, respecting
proper diversification of husbandry,
particularly in relation to stock and
wool-grcwing. But you greatly er»
when you state that Minnesota has
hardly more sheep now than in 1880,
as will he seen by the following com
parative statement from the census re
Nunhsr of Sheep.
—showiug an increase greater than
that of either wealth or population dur
ing the decade. It is nevertheless
true that there has been a steady de
cline in sheep-growing since 1866 in
which year, under tho stimulus of
high prices resulting from the war, tbe
number of sheep in Minnesota reached
the maximum of 193,045. The de
cline is doubtless largely due to the
low and fluctuating prices which have
since characterized the wool market.
The conceded advantages afforded by
this State in the matter of pure water,
rich grasses and a healthful c'imate,
are exhibited by th average weight
and quality of the wool-clip as com*
pared with that of other States, and
the revival and prosecution of so im
portant an interest is the undoabtel
dictate of the wise policy forcibly ur^»
ed by you. Your wish that thQ
State ''bad more manufactures" hi
shared by all thoughtful citizens whf
seek our best welfare, However ne*
Coatlnuvd Fourth F»n*