THE WEEKLY MINNESOTIAN.
OWENS & MOORE,
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY,
BY J. P. OWEJXS <Sr G. W. MOORE,
Saint Pant, Minnesota Territory.
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James M. Ooodiide, Pioneer,
l>. A* Kobek rsoN, Democrat,
Owens \ JdooKE, M.musut.an.
St. Paul March 24th, 1652.
M, E. AMES* H. R. NELSON.
AMES & NELSON,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
AND SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY
bT. Pall, Minn,
WILL attend with promptness arid fidelity to ail law
business intrusted to their care in Minnesota, and
the adjoining counties of U'iscoii-iu.
H 3" Particular attention wil be given to the collection
of dcuts, and the location of laud warrants, y
PI ERSE & MURRAY,
ATTORNEYS AN D COUNSELORS AT LAW,
St. Paul, Minn. Terr.
WILL attend promptly a. d diligently to all business
in.ru.'ted 10 them. li.Yi.ig made themselves « -
qnaiuied with ihe quality and >it'.iaii»n ot tlie .surveyed
amis in the territory, they are prepared to locate laud
warran.s to the be.-i advantage. Persons at a distance
may send thiir warrams here ami their interests w ill be
tended to a» if they were present. £3-Office on Third
reel. September 17.
11. L. MUSS,
A TTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT
-LX. Law, !i. ill water, M 11. Ter., will aiteud to pro
fessional b.isiuess 111 ad the courts of tin- Territory will
attend to 1 in* location ot luuid Warrants, &,c.
tLjT Laud Warrants for sale.
A. VAN YOltllES,
A TTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT
<l\- law aim Solicitor m Chancery, will ati-uid to a.;
professional business intrusted to his care, in the d.llercut
courts of the Territory. [St. 11 water, 1652,
A TTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT
CX Lavv and Solicitor in Chancery. Will give prompt
attention to any btisiu -ss intrusted him in the line of his
profession, in any part or tne Territory. Particular at
tention paid to loca'ii.g J.and Warrauts, Payment of Tax
es, salt* of Patents when issued, and Real Estate in gen
eral. Office at St. Anthony, on Main street, opposite the
"YfOTARY PUBLIC, Conveyancer,and
•L Y Laud A gem. Office, opposite tue St. Uliuries
House, Si. Auihouy Fal.s.
THOS. P. WATSON.
Attorney , Counsellor <j|- Solicitor.
Office over Spencer’s store, Third st.,:
St. Paul. rntf !
wiuu.v’ &. va\ t rruv.
Office over Farrington*. Brick Store, St Paul. j
Ur. U, It t Kill 1 I.
nA S Ills oflk-e In the rear ot Levi Sloan’s store, where j
111- will tic realty 1.1 all-lel to prol-ssioual culls,
saint Paul, Xuv •.!!»—mm y
DU. J. 11. DAY,
WILL pract'c** Mi profession * n Saint Paul aud vi
cinity. OUice oil Bench street*
iiov *2l# min y
L. A. BABCOCK, M.S. WILKINSON.
LAW FIIOI 9
BABCOCK & WILKINSON Attoruios aud Counsellors
at Law, Solicitors in Chancery,
OilLe near tue corner ol Third aiil Roberts streets, St.
Paid M in. fer.
Rattend to business of their profession in all the
Coutti A the Territory.
tio%. *22, lso I.
BIIECK & WILLIAMS,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS at law.
uri it l uu Tuhni st. sain. Paul*
Daniel Bhlck. A. l. Williams*
\V||. IIEARY wuoa,
ATTOLaEY Nl COUNSELLOR AT LAW. Notary
P-u*.ic, aud Land Agent. Sauk Rapid.-, Minnesota
A TTORNEY AT LAW and Justice
il. of the Peace—Commas.oner f »r the btatesoi Maim-,
Cuimcoiicit, Rnotle Imand. New Y.»r~, Pennsylvania,
K ntucKv, O.iio, Virginia. Alabama au<i Louisiana.
Olfice 011 Thud M., M. Paul.
DK> T. K* POTTS,
Corner Roberis and Sixth streets, St. Paul,
\\l ILL attend to the duties ot his profession in St. Paul ;
f V aod vicinity* September 17. !
8U.1.S OF EXt'IIA.VGF,
AND DRAFTS on all parts of the United Slates,at the
othce of the Miuucsoia outfit, by
• CiIAS. W. 110RCP.
BOOT AND SHOEMAKER—Corner
ot Third and M.uuesoia Sis. —Oentleuien’s Lo *»»
and slio s} a*so Lams’ and Children’s slio s, made to
or..er in ihe in utest and most durable manner, aud ol the
best male. ials.
J. R. BREWSTER,
House, Sign, uitil Ornamental Painter.
St. I'anl, .Minnesota Territory.
TIIE undersigned is agent for. ami will insure buildings
aod goods m the lollowmg Companies;
I'nca lusuiauce Company.
.Alina Insurance Company of Utica.
Or.eaiis Insurance Company.
Jackson County Muma. in-.*.rance Company.
New York Protection Company.
Will Insure lives in the Connecticut Mutual Life In»u- i
ran eCompany. ALEX. WILKIN.
St. Paul, November 5, 1851 6
F. E. COLLINS,
AUCTION h. COMMISSION HOUSE
TIIE undersigned having received an Auctioneer’s Com
mission from the Governor of Minnesota, has opened an
Auction and Commission House, in St. Paul, where he
wifi sell on coin in issioii, Groceries, Dry Goods, Furniture,
k‘-« He believes that the superior advantages of
Bt. Paul as a market, will be a sufficient inducement for
business uieu and manufacturers at a distance, to send
then; good*, ate., to In* sold on commission at private sale,
or *J u -‘Hoii. ms charges will be moderate.
, “• Particular attention wl|l be paid to the sale of
real estate, in or about St. Paul, St. Anthony, or Stillwa
iUrch 6 F. E. COLLINS.
Gov. Alev. Ramsey, st. Paul
H « S - "! BL, V ’ iendou,” 1 ’
« Benton Ct.,
u Wot. 11. Forbes,
Elfelt Is. brothers. /
J. W. Simfson, l Merchants, St.
John Farrington, l P»ul.
D. L. Fuller, )
Franklin Steele, Mer. st Ants™.
Wm. Holcombe, Esq., Stillwater. *’
Central House, SI. Paul.
CAVE Jc BURTON have taken this old and well known
house. They have fitted it up anew, ami are now
prepared to accommodate boarders and travellers with
comfortable quarters. No pains will be spared to make
the Central House one of ths beat Hotels in the West.
RODNEY PARKER, \ale of the American House Low
ell, .\la«., having a lease or thi large hotel at the
upper end or St. Paul, with everything in proper order
tor the convenience of travelers, boarders, or families de
siring furnished apartments, respectfully invites his
friends and the public to give him a call, believing that
he can do as much for their comfort a*, can be expected
in a new country, not yet supplied with regular markets.
LOT MOFFET, Proprietor,—Corner
of Fourth and Jackson Sts., Saint Paul. Perma
nent an I transient boarders furnished w ith good and com
fortable apartments. Charges moderate.
TOHN MORGAN, (mid-way between
•J St- Paul and Stillwater,) begs leave to say to stran
gers visiting Minnesota, ami the public generally, that
having made his arrangements complete for the accom
modation of the public, and being situated in the midst
of the most delightful scenery, surrounded by lakes that
abound with fish, and in an atmosphere of unsurpa—id
purity, he hopes to see company from abroad, as well as
irom the neighboring villages. They will find the charges
SC McCRAY would inform the pub
• lie—residents and strangers—that he has taken
the large house on Eagle Street, opposite 1). L. Fuller’s
Brick Store, where he Is prepared to accommodate his
customers with the best style of boarding. The house
has been thoroughly repaired aud paint* d. His table will
be furnished with every tiling the market adonis; and
those who come prepared t<* plank up the Ca h every
Saturday night, will find the “Minnesota Boarding House”
a comfortable and plea-ant home. None others are de
sired. [April 17—G111.
OAK IIILL CEMETERY.
A LL persons desiring burial lols can
J.X. obtain information by calling ujmui the Secretary,
J* W. Selby, or the President, C. W. It-.nip. *23yl
TEWELER AND WATCHMAKER,
at the sign of the Big Wateli, Third street,
next door to the St. Paul Drug Store, is prepared
to make gold and silver watches, rings, spoons, tp J
6tc., on short notice. Also to repair tie* same,
well as music books, shell combs, or linger rings, 1.1 av
lets and ear drops, lie also keeps for sale a great variety
of rings, perfumery, and whatever goods are usually en
quired for at a Jeweler’s*
AY 11. FORBES,
‘ LUR COMPANY—St. Paul Outfit—
T Also Dry Goods aud Groceries, corner of Third and j
' j 7 W 7 BABCOCK. 1
: pORWARDING and Commission Mer- ;
T chant, Upper Lauding, Saint Paul, Minnesota Ter- \
T'HIS desirable ground, lying in the
m >st central and advantageous pari .»f the basin \
lof st. Paul, where must inevitably be the principal rivt r j
business of the town, and atf.rdnig also the most choice
• and delightful lots in the red*, upon the bench f'»r duel- :
ling houses; is surveyed into lots and now offered for !
• sale with titles undisputed and indisputable, at reasoiia
; biy low prices, ai d upon liberal terms of credit, for most i
of the purchase money, and lumber for building on lots 1
sold in the addition, will be furnished at tin* rotary saw 1
I mill 011 easy terms. CIIAS. 11. OAKES,
Agent fw Pf iprletuff* !
SPENCER. KIRKPATRICK &c MARK LEV,
Forwarding and Commission Merchants,
LLVLE, LOW Lit LANDING, ST. PAUL,
| feb 14 22- tf !
S. P. FOLSOM,
C ounf y Surveyor .
, I May be found at office of of Register of Deeds, on Third
! street® one door below Minnesota Outfit. 1 7—y
; ~ K* M’LAGAN,
STORAGE AND COMMISSION MERCHANT,
Jackson street, Lcwer Landing, St Paul, Minnesota
IiROMPT attention given to all consignments, and char
- St Paul, October 19, 1851 7
THEODORE E. PARKER,
. Attorney si net (Counsellor sit Law.
STILLWATER, MINNESOTA TERRITORY.
P* CHOUFF.aF, JR. J \«* IIARRISONj FFI.IX VALLE. !
' CHOUTEAU, IIAKIU'ON AND VALLE. 1
Commission Merchants and Proprietors of the St
Louis Rolling Mill.
VND MANUFACTURERS OF BAR IRON in j
all its vanaus 'ihajicq Sheet lion and B.iilei
Prate. Nails and Spik* s* fiom »he me of the In n
’ >j iiintain. lion Stoic No, 129. Nor.h Sicoi.d St !
LOUIS. Sep. 1*
To my old IricJUb,
And TIIE “REST OF MANKIND.” 1 would say,
that I can be round during the winter, at tlie old
stand of Charley Cave, on Third Street, where 1 will a!-
1 ways be happy to wait upon them. Bar and house fur
nished with the best of every thing,
uov. 2*2. U. WM. IIARTSIIORNE.
P \ INTI MJ.
: O HERMAN & MOREY,on Fourth slrePl.St. Panl.npnr
, O till- middle ..r town, in the buildinK ol Mr. Knox, up
, .fairs may he found, ready to attend to Painting in all its
departments. House paintini:, sipli paintlm:, earriaae
and ornamental paintimt, all done up promptly, olid -uiih
paints Of the best quality. If we do our work ill a slov
enly, iinworkinan like liiatiiiner we do not expect to net
business in the enlightened town ol St. Paul.
> Dee. I ). ISSI. SIIF.RM \X ts MURKY.
1 | KOOK BIN DING.
I subscriber would respectfully infoani the citizens
A of St. Paul and its vicinity, that he is now carrying on
I the above business in the 2d story of Spencer’s new buiid
-1 ing, on the corner ol Ffth and Roberts street.
e !f7T* Particular attention paid to rebinding old books and
periodicals. JaMKS MACKINTOSH,
leb 7 21—tf
J C Burbank co. St.Paul] [W L Fawcette Stc« • St. Louis
r NORTH-WESTERN EXPRESS COMPANY,
.S CONNECTING AT GALENA AND ST. LOUIS W ITH TIIE
> American and oilier Express Companies.
0 ’T'O and from ail the principal cilios in the United States,
Catiforn at aud Europe, tor the speedy transportation
( or money aud valuable packages, col ectioii of draf ts, notes,
bills, accounts, Ate., purchase aud sale of all kinds of
; C. R. Rice k Co . St. Paul, O'.is West, St. Louift,
J. Brookes, Galena.
N. B.—Particular auentioii paid to forwarding and j
j cotmu ssiou busiuess geueraily.
i may 1. 33-tf
I?RED. BABHY imw ku. ps ibis well-known establish
-1 meiit “on his owu hook.” lie hopes by a continued
S attention io liie wants ot his customers, to merit their
i patronage as heretofore* 19>
- ! ST. PAUL DRUG STORE.
HICHCOX 8c KELLOGG,
- I Comer of Third and Cedar sts., opposite Judge Lamberts.
WILL keep constantly on hand a general supply or the
best unadulterated drugs and mediciues, and articles
| usually kept for sale in drug stores.
Physicians’ prescriptions put up with the greatest care.
n Medicines may be procured at all hours of the night,
v i without extra charge.
s ■ 23" Profits small, and terms cash.
>r SADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK MANUFACTORY.
d * 1 'IIE subscriber solicits the patronage of the public,
■i A and assures all purchasers In his line, that he will
e 11 for cash, saddles, harness of all kinds, and trunks, of
a better quality, and cheaper than any other estabiish
inent in Minnesota. Pur liasers will do well to call at
his shop, on Third street, St* Paul, next door east of 8.
11. Sergeut’s and Judge lor tlicmselveg.
A. R. FRENCH*
QKETCHES OF MINNESOTA, the
\t-w Fnyl.unJ of the West, by E. S. Seymour. Fur
s*le by I.eDL'C & ROIIRER.
FIRE A MARINE INSURANCE,
BY the undersigned agent fur the Protection Insurance
Company of Hartford, Coon. Policies Issued upon the
moet favorable terms by
W. P. Mfrbay, A*eot, Minnesota.
St. Paul, February 23, 1832 24 -lm
SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1852.
From thp Dubuque Herald.
Dnbnquc— I The Entrepot for Minnesota.
It is to us a matter of surprise that
the people of Minnesota, and especially
that portion of them residing at St. Paul,
manifest so much otfishness towards Du
buque, and so much apparent affection
for Galena and her interests. Were it a
matter of fact that the intimate commer
cial relations which have hitherto subsist
ed between Galena and St. Paul would
always remain unbroken or undisturbed,
then, indeed, there would be some broad
grounded and well established basis for
the affectionate and almost filial regard
which the St. Paulers manifest for Gale
But as there is no such basis—nothing
more than the deck of a steamboat or two
and a few thousand dollars credit on
which the Saintly affections of the St.
Paulers arc based—it is but fair to pre
sume that this weak foundation being ta
ken away the whole fabric must tumble
down—dear knows whither.
This being removed, St. Paul must,
from the isolatedness of its position du
ring winter, establish relations more last
ing and based upon surer and stronger
foundations. That town or city, as it
may he, must have a means of intercom
munication with the south and cast du
ring the winter months, and how else we
may ask, is that intercommunication to be
established than by means of direct roads
to such points as are likely to lie connect
ed with the cast and south by Railroads ?
In no other manner, and by no other
means can this be done.
Well th en at what point will a direct
road from St. Paul meet with a Railroad
communication reaching the whole way
to the eastern cities ? That is an impor
tant question for the consideration of a
St. Punier, and turn it as lie may, the
answer must be “ only at Dubuque.”—
We regret that this answer will be a
forced admission. We would that St.
Paulers felt glad it were so, rather than
that the conclusion forced itself upon
them and compelled them, for their very
existence sake, to avail themselves of the
advantages which this only point—litis
only hope, holds up to their view. The
very existence of St. Paul, not to speak
of ils prosper!}’, depends upon an over
land communication with Dubuque. And
the sooner St. Paul begins to recognize
and appreciate this fact, the better for it.
Some men among its citizens, whose
interests are for the present intimately
identified with Galena, will no doubt en
deavor to controvert, or at least ridicule
such an idea, but the circumstances which
sustain the assertion arc so natural—are
so immovable—tire so apparent that the
testimony in favor ol' our opinion is over
whelming and defies contradiction.
Again we confidently assert that it is
only at Dubuque and through Dubuque
that St. Paul, and for that matter the
greater portion of Alinnesota, can be put
in regular and direct communication with
the east and south by Railroad. This
position the Pioneer itself, (a press by
the way which lias done much for Alin
ncssota, and cm, if it will, do much
more.) will scarcely deny, if it speaks
Il so happens that St. Paul is not only
north of Dubuque, but it is also a good
distance west of it geographically. In
coining to Dubuque then, a St. Paulcr
docs not travel out of his way even if his
u'limate destination should be either New
Y’ork or St. Louis. This is the first
point at which he will ever be likely to
meet a Railroad ready to accommoda'c
him in a journey to the cast, and if Lis
destination should be to the south, anoth
er branch of the same road extends itself
to Cairo for Lis accommodation—a con
venience, by the way, which will be
sought in vain at any other place.
Here then is indicated by nature and
by combinations of art, the only point
through which a Alinnesotian can have
the convenience of egress and ingress to
and from his win'erbound towns anil
hamlets. In spile of him, if he will not
come otherwise, lie must come here.—
Better for him to come willingly, cheer
fully and with a good grace. Better for
every Alinnesotian to look his position in
the face, and cultivate at once friendly
relations with those with whom he is
destined to have frequent intercourse
hereafter. Better for them, by far, to
hasten rather than retard the consumma
tion of impending events which are so
pregnant with benefits to themselves. —
Belter, in line, is it for Alinncsolians to
establish commercial relations with Du
buque at once, and not wait Cor circum
stances to force them into measures on
which their existancc and well-being de
pends. All tlieir exertions cannot hold
them much longer to Galena. A few
more Minnesota winters will chill the
; most ardent attachment a St. Pauler may
experience for bis friend Galena. The
affection of cities and towns for each oth
er depends upon the laws of trade and
not upon the ties of blood, and in propor
tion as one is beneficial, so will the other
he cool or ardent. We commend these
observations to our neighbors of Alin
Sulphate of Magnesia. —lt is well
known that the Lime Stone rocks in the
vicinity of Dubuque, abound in Magnesia
either in the state of a Carbonate, or
Sulphate, and so great is the proportion
of this ingredient according to the report
of Mr. Owen, that a Chemical Manu
facturing House of St. Louis has a speci
men of the rock, with the view of test
ing the practicability of manufacturing
from it the Sulphate of Magnesia, or
common Epsom Salts. Should the pro
portion of Magnesia be as great as antic
ipated, there is no doubt but the rocks of
our hills may become valuable articles of
commerce. —Dubuque Herald.
Office—Corner of Jackson and Fifth Streets.
In a recent apeech on flogging in the
Navy, Com. Stockton gave utterance to
the following eloquent appeal in behalf
of the American sailor:
The American sailor has been my com
panion for more than a quarter of a cen
tury—through storin and calm, privations,
sufferings and hunger. In peace and in
war I iiave lived with him, and fought
with him, side by side, by sea and by
land. I have seen him in the Western
ocean, where there was no night to veil
his deeds ; I have seen him on the coast
of Africa, surrounded by pestilential dis
ease ; I have seen him among the West
India islands in chase of pirates, with his
parched tongue hanging almost out of. his
month; I have encamped with him on
the California mountains and on the plains
of Mesa ; I have seen the rays of the
morning sun play on his carbine and
bis boarding pike; I have seen him
march a hundred miles through an ene
my's country, on mountains and through
rivers; I have seen his feet scarified by
the projecting rocks as he hauled his
cannon over the hills; I have seen him
with no shoes on but those of canvass,
made by bis own hands, and with no pro
vision but what lie took from the enemy ;
I have seen him plunge into the Rio San
Gabriel, and drag his guns after him in
the lace ol a galling tire from a desperate
loc; and. finally, I have lain beside him
on the cold ground, when the ice formed
on his beard Sir, his heart has beat
close to mine. I ought to know him, Ido
know him. And this day, now, before
the assembled Senate of the Republic, I
stand up to speak in his behalf.
Mr. S. passing by the antecedent glo
rious achievements of the American sai
lor, reminded the Senate that the sailor
had recently gained for this country an
empire, added to her renown and great
ness, and perhaps saved her citizens
from universal bankruptcy and ruin. lie
asked, what had the country done for the
sailor ? \\ hen the lighting was over, the
battle won. tlie conquest achieved, a band
of Mormons were sent to drive him from
California and rob him of his glory. And
now, to cap tlie climax of bis country's
ingratitude, it asked that lie be scourged!
1 bey would scourge him for drunkenness,
when they put tlie bottle to liis mouth;
they would scourge him for inatinniioit
to duty, when Injustice and wrong had
made him for the instant discontented and
sullen. Not only was the sailor scourged
when living, lint lie was doomed to a fel
on’s grave when dead! Air. S. caused
some documents to be read, showing the
large number of sailors who were buried
through want, See., in burial grounds at
tached to prisons, Sec.
He pointed out the great services
which the Navy, composed of American
sailors, was to tlie country, its commerce,
Sec., and the hardships of his duty. He
was deprived ot all the comforts ol home,
ol wile and children. lie lavs up no
rich stores, and dies poor. lie is treated
as an outcast.
1 lie brightest pages in the history of
the nation were adorned with the achieve
ments ol the American sailor. Whatever
iiis country has done to disgrace him, lie
has done nothing to disgrace her; the
only fault ever found with him is, that he
sometimes fights ahead of his orders.—
lie alluded to the achievements under
John Paul Jones, and the blow which
first humbled the Barbary Hag. and drove
it lrom the Alediterranean, as glorious in
stances ol the conduct of the American
sailor. The victories of the war of 1812.
and of the Mexican war, were also cited
with the same view.
The lloosiers Hard to Beat. —A
late number of the Vincennes Gazette
lias the following sketch of a remarkable,
specimen of lloosierism :
Antiquity lias ils Amazons, Rome her
patriotic matrons, and tlie historian’s pen
has written ihe gallant deeds of heroines;
but we challenge all who have peered
into tlie arcana ol tlie past, to copy from
their musty manuscripts a counterpart
for a modern Iloosier lady. What are
all the Joan of Arcs, the world ever saw,
compared to ladies who carry on matters
in ihe style and manner following:—
“ Dear Gazelle : In making a lour through
your Wabash A alley. I discovered one
thing which you should make a note of.
It was nothing more nor less than a wo
man who can plow, fish, nurse, and sing,
all at once. Bhe yokes the oxen to her
plow; then stowing her twin babies in a
corn basket, suspends it to a tree; at
taches tlie cow bell to tlie end of her
fishing rod, which is forced into the'
ground at the water’s edge; she then
drives on her team, and everv time she
coines opposite her babies, the aerial cra
dle receives a send, which keeps it vi
brating ii’itil she perforins another circuit
around her ‘ land,’ practising the mean
time various pie. es of sac-red music; and
if a thoughtless fish swallows her baited
hook, the obedient bell informs her, when
she sails across the field and straightway
hauls the victim ashore. I did not have
the pleasure of becoming acquainted with
this interesting feminine, but I obtained
the above from a gentleman who claimed
!to be her husband, and who verified his
| statement with an “ I’ll be j-o-d-a-r-n-e-d
jif it ain’t true !” No wonder Hoosier
idom’s flourishing! The value of the
j heroine of this story, compared to sickly
| sentimentalists who can’t snuff tlie fresh
Jair without being “ very apprehensive of
a violent cold,” is 1::1000. We’ll pay a
premium for a sketch of her life.”
Marshal Net.— The French Gov
ernment has appropriated 10,000 for the
erection of a monument to the memory of
A Parisian Custom. —The Prefecture
of Police makes small annual presents to
all such coach-drivers and conductors of
omnibuses as have given proof of probi
ty during the year, in returning articles
of value left in their vehicles. During
the year 1851, 40,000 fr. in gold, silver
and bills, were deposiled in the coach of
fices by tlie drivers who were so forlu
nate as to find them, besides a large
quantify of handkerchiefs, snuff-boxes,
pencil-cases, pocket-books, card-cases,
&c., &c. Twenty drivers received gra
tuities in money from the Prefect, in re
ward for their honesty, and thirty-eight
received “ honorable mention.” The dis
tinction obtained by these gentlemen de
pends entirely upon tlie degree of care
lessness of which the passenger is guilty.
If he leaves behind a plethoric purse, the
coachman refunding it is entitled to a sort
of pro rata at the end of the year ; but if
the passenger merely forgets a soggy I
bandanna, coachy is merely 11 honorably
mentioned.” And yet he returned every
tiling that was left in the vehicle, like his :
more solidly rewarded colleague. This :
practice of the Prelect, most excellent in
intention, nevertheless result in
painting the following moral: That ban
dannas might as well be kept for private
use, and bounty reserved for grand occa
sions, when kind Heaven sends a pocket
book or a bank bill.
A W onderfcl Man. —Richard Ark
wright, it would seem, was not a beauti
ful man—no romance hero with haughty
eyes, Apollo lip, and gesture like the
herald mercury ; a plain, almost gross,
bag-cheeked, pot-bellied, Lancashire man,
with an air of painful reflection, yet also
a copious, free digestion ; a man stationed
by tlie community to shave certain dusty
beards, in the northern parts of England,
at a halfpenny each. To such end, we
say, by forethought, oversight, accident,
and arrangement,had Richard Arkwright
been, by the community of England and
his own consent, set apart. Neverthe
less, in strapping razors, in lathering of
dusty beards, and the contradictions and
confusion attendant thereon, the man had
notions in that rough head of his; spin
dles, shuttles, wheels, and contrivances
plying ideally within the same; rather
hopeless looking, which, however, he did
at last brine- to L>o»r. Not without diffi
culty ! His townsfolk rose in mob round
him, for threatening to shorten wages, so
that he had to fly, with broken wash-pots,
scattered household, and seek refuge
elsewhere. Nay, his wife, too, as 1
learn, rebelled: burned his wooden mod
el of bis spinning-wheel, resolute that lie
should stick to his razors rather—for
which, however, he decisively, as thou
wilt rejoice to understand, packed her
out of doors. Oh, reader! what a his
torical phenomenon is that bag-cheeked,
pot-bellied, miK-h-enduring and much-in
venting barber! French revolutions were
a brewing; to resist the same in any
measure, imperial Kaisers were impotent
without the cotton and cloth of England ;
and it was this man that had to give
England tlie power of cotton.— Thomas
Fruit.— ln Southern Ohio and Indi
ana, the prospect for fruit is represented
as being poor indeed. The extreme cold
of tlie past winter, destroyed effectually
the germs of the peach and apple in
many sections of the country. Tlte Mis
souri orchards contain as fine specimens
of fruit as any others in the West, and
we are glad to learn that the same bliglit
ing influence lias not extended in that di
rection. The Booneville Observer savs :
“It was generally believed that tlie
embryo peach had been entirely destroy
ed bv the intense cold during the winter.
The last four warm days have proved to
the contrary, and, as the trees will not
he overburthened as usual, the fruit will
he of superior size and quality. The
theory that the bud of the peach will not
survive at 15 deg. below the Cypher, will
not hold good here. During the severe
cold spell in February, the thermometer
stood at 20 deg. below zero.”
Another Railroad Accident. —On
the 11 ill inst., while the special train for
the west was standing on the track of
the Aliehigan Central Railroad, at Niles,
a freight train loaded with ties, supposing
the track to be clear, came round the
curve at its usual speed, plunged into tlie
standing train, smashed the first car into
fragments, and breaking tlie second bad
ly. Gueritt Wise, a German from Prus
sia was killed; Alary Higgins killed.and
her two little sons slightly wounded —
has a husband in Wisconsin, awaiting
her arrival in Alilwaukce ; Elizabeth Ja
cobs from Lutzenburg, Germany, killed.
Thomas Hamilton, Irish, injured; his
father killed by a blow on tlie bead. —
Four or five others are not expected to
recover. Whole number of wounded,
thirty-five. The two engineers are un
der arrest. We hope the law will deal
with them as they deserve. Is there no
protection against such outrages?
Reciprocity. —When the California
Gold Mines were discovered, no attempt
was made on the part of our government,
to exclude foreigners. Citizens of Great
Britain poured in by tens of thousands,
and to-day, the foreign inhabitants of that
new States, constitute a large majority of
the whole population.
When the news of the discovery of
gold in Australia, was confirmed, instant
measures were taken by the British Gov
ernment to exclude all subjects of other
powers ; and the London Times, in its
first utterances on the subject, recom
mended that a restrictive policy in regard
to American miners should be instantly
Wanted Above. —A distinguished
physician of Chester county gave tlie fol
lowing beautiful story in a letter to a
At the commencement of my practice
I was called to see an Irishman’s child who
was laboring under a severe attack of pneu
monia. The poor little fellow grew worse
and worse for several days, until one of
my first visits I found him very low, his
breathing very difficult, and the extrem*
ities almost cold. The family saw clear
ly and felt deeply the danger. When I
left tlie house, the father came out of the
door, and as I mounted my horse, he said :
“Doctor, dear, you think little Jemmy
will come out of il?”
I replied, “ the case is very doubtful,
but there is some hope.”
“Sure doctor, an’ I have no hope at all;
none in the world, so I haven’t. Ilis moth
er an’ me have often been spakin’ about
him, so we have, and we never expected
to raise him. Such children can’t be rear
ed, I doubt; they never stay long.”
“Why?” said I.
“Ah, doctor, lie’s so crafty. l r ou wadn’t
believe what takin’ airs he has will him—
he is wanted above among the blessed !”
—[Ashton's Phila. Gazette.
The Albany (N. Y.) Atlas has the fol
lowing anecdote : “Tlie first Comptroller
of the State was Samuel Jones, a man of
sterling integrity and faithfulness in the
performance of his duty, as all Comptrol
lers should he. It was his duty to pro
cure an official seal for his office. lie
did so; the same seal, I presume, now
used. The device represents a cornuco
pia full of specie, at tlie bottom—above it
a lar«;e bird on the wing, having a human
female face, with its claws extended, just
about to pounce upon the money—hut be
tween the bird and its prey appears a
hand clasping a dagger pointed at tlie bird’s
breast. Some members of the Legisla
ture called to see the seal, and inspecting
an impression, asked for an explanation.
‘The specie,’ said Mr. Jones, ‘means
the treasury; the hand holding the dag
ger, means me, defending the treasury
from you (pointing to the bird) harpies
of the Legislature.’ ”
Large Pine. —There was lately cut.
in the town of Fayette, a pine tree, the
diameter of which at tlie stump was six
feet and two inches; and thirty feet
above the stump the diameter was four
feet. There were two branches, one be
ing broken off—the remaining branch, at
one hundred and twenty-five feet from
the ground, measured one foot in diame
ter. The pine scaled eight thousand and
fifty-six feet, and was cut by Daniel
True, on what is known as the Smith and
Lambert lot. It was thought by lumber
men to be one of tlie largest ever cut in
this region. —Maine Farmer.
Sick of iiis Bargain. —The subject of
the following anecdote, writes a friend,
is an old and respectable physician, who
is now a very strenuous temperance man,
although in Lis young days lie sometimes
“ patronized the groceries” over much.—
On one occasion, having indulged very
freely in a variety of spiritous decoctions
with some boon companions, lie mounted
bis mare and started for home. lie had
not gone far before tlie inconsiderate
“commingling of spirits” in his stomach
gave rise to a dismount and come to an
chor against a large log by the roadside,
where he commenced a process of up
heaving that was truly alarming. While
engaged in these spasmodic efforts at re
lief lie was accosted by a traveler, who,
with true Yankee solicitude, enquired
what was tlie matter. The inebriate, in
an interval of paroxysm, gruffly replied
that he had been trading horses, and was
very sick o f his bargain. — Knickerbocker.
The Washington correspondent of the
Philadelphia North American makes the
following confident prediction as to tlie
result of the coming election :
“ It is as fixed as the decrees of fate,
that Winfield Scott will he nominated for
President by the Whig National Conven
tion at Baltimore, and will be elected in
November next by a vote North, South,
East and West that will astonish even
his most sanguine supporters. In less
than six months this prediction will be
fulfilled or falsified. In the fulness of
faith I abide the result; and if our Demo
cratic friends arc skeptical on this sub
ject, will name any candidate on their
side in opposition, they can have the
cliar.ee of improving tlieir fortunes by
certifying tlieir confidence.”
Aloney from a Grave. —Some time
last summer, a man died on a boat near
this place, and was put off here for buri
al. lie was buried with all his clothes
oil, just as he died. His son, who re
sides in Alissouri, heard of the death
some months after, and also heard that
his father had a large sum of money on
his person. He came here last week,
had his father disinterred, and found one
hundred dollars in his pocket. A belt
was around the corpse, underneath the
clothing, but it xvas empty. —Paducah
( Ky .) Jovr.
The health of the Duke of Welling
ton, who has been failing for some time
past, lias got much worse latterly- The
Duke rides down to the House of Lords
as usual, but it is remarked that lie looks
very much broken down, and his manner
of doing business at the Horse Guards
betokens that his mind is affected as well
as his body.
George Washington was raised to the
degree of Master Mason on the 4th of
August, 1753, having been initiated 4lh
of November, 1752. The 100th anni
versary of his initiation, it is said, is to
be celeb rated throughoutt he Union.
EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS.
Whig National Convention.
Wisconsin.— The Delegates are un
derstood to stand, 4 for Scott and 1 for
Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvan
ia are understood to be unanimous for
New York.— So far as ascertained,
the elected delegates now stand, 19 for
Scott and 7 for Fillmore.
Virginia.— We infer from a letter of
lion. John M. Botts, that he is not so
impracticably for Mr. Fillmore, as he was
against Gen. Taylor in 1848. lie has
lately visited Gen. Scott, and lie declares
him all right on compromise matters,
without pledges. He defines his position
thus, which is understood to be tlie same
as that of the lowa delegation:
“As a delegate to that Convention, I
shall support the man, that upon consul
tation Avitli the Whigs of every part of
the Union, 1 shall believe to lie the
strongest, and most certain to bring vic
tory to our flag.”
The character of the Whig party will
have changed, if the sentiment of Mr.
8., as expressed above, does not govern
Scott Strength in Convention.—
The able Washington correspondent of
the Pittsburgh Gazette says, under date
of May Gill, “It is definitely ascertained,
that Gen. Scott will have, at least, one
hundred and sixfy-cight voles on the first
ballot in the Whig Convention.” This
would nominate him.
The Wash ingfon Republic announces
that on Wednesday following the Whig
National Convention, it will commence
issuing a Campaign paper, to he devoted
to tlie support of the nominees of the
Convention. It will be published in a
quarto of sixteen pages, (in tlte style of
The Battery.) once a week until tlie
election ; of w hich the concluding num
ber will furnish the result. A prospect
us. announcing terms, &e , will soon ho
published. The Republic advocates tlie
M big cause in a masterly manner.
The Cause. —Air. Rhett resigned his
seal in the Senate, because the Conven
tion of South Carolina refused to scccdc
from tlie Union. The Senate must f'cel a
sensible relief, as they are eased, of the
presence of such men.
Tlie Whigs of New York city have
probably chosen four Fillmore and two
Scott delegates to the National Conven
tion. Brooklyn elects a Scott delegate.
A despatch says: A Taj or Donaldson
has sold his interest in the Washington
L nion to Gen. Armstrong, in consequence
ol’ Donaldson’s opinions being an obstacle
and damage to the Democratic party’.
The plan of the Coalition in the Alas*,
acliusctts Legislature, to repeal the plu
rality law, so far as regards the vote for
President, was defeated in the House on
tlie 12th. by 15 majority.
The New York Canal Decision.—•
The Albany Register says, that the de
cision of the Court of Appeals, declaring
(lie Canal Law to be unconstitutional, is
the most momentous and interesting ever
rendered in the State.
U. S. Senator. —AV. F. Dcssaussiere
lias been appointed U. S. Senator by the
Governor of Soutli Carolina, in place of
Air. llhctt, resigned.
Liberality. —The large sum of money
contributed by the Odd Fellows of San
Francisco, for the care and relief of our
former, hut now deceased citizen, Mat
thew Harris, and his family, deserves
the honorable notice which it receives in
another column.— Galena
For California. —The Joliet Signal
says, seventeen hundred teams have passed
that place for California, in three weeks.
Alost of them were from Aliehigan and
In reply to a letter of inquiry, the first
assistant of the Postmaster General has
decided that an article or advertisement
in a newspaper may be marked with a
pen and pencil, without subjecting the
sheet to letter postage, if it is done for
the sole purpose of readily attracting the
attention of tlie person to whom the pa
per may be sent. If the mark should bo
made so as to convey any other informa
tion, tlie paper would then be charged
with letter rales.
A crime unprecedented in the annals
of Illinois, was committed last week.—■
Our blood boils while we are reading of
it. The editor of the Joilet Signal was
knocked down after dark, and three dimes,
the fortune of a thousand editorials,
coined amidst the tribulations of political
campaigns, were ruthlessly torn from his
dilapidated pockets! Is there no re
morseless gullotinc in that country to
drink the blood of such a monster?—
Ohio Stale Jour.
Dr. llayne. —This man was brought
up on the Pike No. 9 from Paducah, in
charge of the sheriff of AlcCracken coun
ty. lie was taken to Frankfort on the
cars last evening. Haynes was chained
lo a Dutchman convicted of cow-stealing,
at which he was quite indignant. — Louis
A Clean Bill of Health. —The
Grand Jury of Jo Daviess county, met
bn Monday in this city, organized, and
adjourned yesterday, without finding a
single indictment. ' But one complaint
was preferred. This speaks well for the
morals of our county. —Galena Mo.
Alton City Bank. —The Alton Tele
graph learns that a Banking institution,
with a capital of $500,000, is to go into
operation in that city about the Ist of
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