Benton County, MN

13 Sep 1866


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St Cloud Journal, Thursday 13 Sep 1866 page 2

Local News

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We stop the press to announce that the Stearns County Union Convention, which assembled to-day, elected DONNELLY delegates.
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NEW CHURCH.--A Congregational Church is to be built this fall. It will be of brick, and located on the south side of the Ravine, not far from Dr. Hunter's residence.
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GOING EAST.--Rev. E.V. Campbell starts for Pittsburg on Monday, to be absent some four or five weeks. His pulpit will be filled most of the Sabbaths during has absence.
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FOUND.--A lady's portemonnaie, containing a small sum of money, and one or two other articles. The owner can have the same by calling at this office and paying for this notice.
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TELEGRAPH.--The Pioneer(?) of the 12th says that thirty tons of telegraph wire were loaded at the St. Paul levee the preceding day, and that during the present autumn(?) telegraph lines are to be extended to different points in the State, and among the rest, to St. Cloud.
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GOOD TEMPLARS--An effort is being made to organize a Good Templars' lodge at this place. We trust that it may prove successful, for seldom was a better field presented for such a lodge to do good work. The movement is under charge of Rev. Griswold.
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SCHOOL HOUSE.--The Trustees of School District No. 42, St. Cloud, have purchased of Wm. Thompson the building formerly owned by H.J. Fowler, located on lot 11, block 31, a short distance below the ravine. The price was $1250--$650 payable January 1st, 1867, and $600 January 1st, 1868, with interest at the rate of 10 per cent. It is the intention of the trustees to have a first-class graded school.
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FOUND.--Rev. George Stewart writes that he has found the burial spot of Lieut. C. Beeker [could be Booker], killed at Sturgis' defeat. The grave had been violated by the rebels, and but a few of the bones of the brave soldier remained where they had been placed. He had fought fearlessly and defiantly, refusing to surrender, and his grave was pointed out by people of the neighborhood as that of the "terrible Yankee."
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PINE.--From present indications, this market will be flooded with pine lumber next season. Immense quantities of land, suitable for lumbering, have been located by parties residing here, and some abroad, at different points on the Misissippi, above this point, and on tributary streams. Crews of men are already at work. With a favorable stage of water next spring, the Mississippi will be thick with covered with logs.
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PAID.--Capt. J.E. West, agent of the Underwriters Insurance Company, of New York, paid to D. Burman, of Sauk Rapids, this week, $1300, the amount of the policy on his blacksmith shop, burned some two weeks since. Parties wanting reliable insurance should call Capt. West.
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CONGRESSIONAL.--Col. D.A. Robertson, of St. Paul, was in this city last week. It is understood that he would not decline a nomination for Congress on the Democratic ticket. He delivered an address at the Court House on Saturday evening on the tariff.
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TIMOTHY AND CLOVER.--Mr. J.R. Weaver of Rockville ten miles from this place, on Sauk River, raised on one acre of ground this year four tons of timothy and red top clover hay. This settles the important question that timothy and clover can be successfully grown in this climate.
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HOME AGAIN.--Mr. William Powell returned from the East on Monday. He is one of the ??? men--in the hardware line. His new stock will be here in a few days. Capt. J.E. West arrived on Wednesday, preceded and succeeded by piles and stacks of new goods, flanked by a new suit of clothes, and surmounted by a two-inch hat of the "scooped-turnip" pattern.
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PERSONAL.--Brig. Gen. Sanborn was in town last week and favored us with a call. He has an eye toward Congress. The General was serenaded on Thursday night by the brass band, and responded to the compliment in a few appropriate remarks. Mr. W.H. Wood returned from Virginia on Tuesday, after a year's stay in that State. He is now at Sauk Rapids, and intends remaining in Minnesota, which he considers the only State worth living in. Rev. George Stewart arrived to-day (Thursday) after a trip through the Eastern States of some six or nine months. He will stop at Sauk Centre this winter.
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DENTISTRY.--Dr. G.A. Berman, Dentist, formerly of St. Anthony, now of St. Louis, will offer his professional services to the people of St. Cloud in a few days. Further notice will be given upon his arrival. Dr. Berman is highly spoken of as a skillful dentist.
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CAUCUS.--At the Union caucus held at the Court House on last Saturday evening, L. Gorton was chosen Chairman and Wm. Mulliken Secretary. After a close vote, the following delegates to the County Convention were chosen by majorities of from one to three each: Capt. J.E. West, Capt. C. Gould, Col. Chas. D. Kerr, Dr. J.D. Wh??lock, and T.C. McClure. The following gentlemen were appointed ? Town Committee: John Owen, Chas. D. Kerr and J.D. Wh??lock. [could be Wheelock]
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BILLIARDS.--Mr. J.W. Coon, of Davenport, and Chas. Frink, of Chicago, gave a fine exhibition of billiards at Montana Hall, on Thursday evening, which was witnessed by a large and appreciative company. The first was a Carom Game, of 700 points up, and was very closely played. Mr. Coon's highest runs were 40, 52, 52, 50, 123 and 85. Mr. Frink's were 36, 48, 65, 96 and 114. The second was a French Carom Game, of 50 points up, and both players made some splendid long shots. Mr. Coon's "M???? Shots" were truly wonderful and were loudly applauded. These gentlemen took the car? on Friday for Minneapolis, where they exhibit on Saturday. Both are fine players, and de???? crowded houses.


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