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St. Paul, Minnesota. SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1852. THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS. Next Tuesday, the great Democratic Sanhedrim assembles at Baltimore. It is to be a medley afluir, composed of Union men, States’ Right men. Finality men, “Higher Law” men, Nullifiers, Aboli tionists, Anti-Abolitionists, &c. Rlictt and Butler, of South Carolina ; Preston King and John Van Bprcn, of New York; Rantoul, of Massachusetts, and Jefl'. Davis, of Mississippi, will meet to gether upon common ground, and endeav or to construct a platform sufficiently broad to accommodate all the various sub divisions of the party which they respect ively represent. How fur they will suc ceed remains to be seen. We look for some sort of harmonious patching up of the old rickety concern of 18-44 and ’4B; but in the melee it is highly probable the great question which forms the main dividing line by which the party is split up into factions, will be dodged. Nor should we be at all surprised if Gen. Cass, although now far ahead of all his competitors, comes out in the end as did Van Buren *n '44. The attentive correspondent of the St. Louis Intelligencer, in a recent letter has the following : Mr. Borland, of Arkansas, declared in a speech to-day, that the Democratic par ty had been betrayed, defeated and de stroyed. This is a change of tone within a week or two; for not long ago, lie de clared that his party—the great demo cratic party —was certainly coming into power. Now he begins to despair o' it, notwithstanding the retirement of Major Donelson from the Union. Major Donclsou’s retirement was, as he explains, a self-sacrifice for the har mony of the party. He was objected to by the Nullifiers and Abolitionisis. and he was an obstacle to the co-operation of those two chief elements in the great Democratic party, for he had made war against both. Still it is not to be supposed that the Democratic party will become harmoni ous. They will have trouble enough in their Convention at Baltimore. It is confidently asserted, and, indeed, demonstrated, that neidier Cass nor Buch anan can be nominated, though the former may begin with 106 votes, and the latter with 96. There are at least fifty thou sand Democratic votes in New York that General Ciss cannot cirrv. Gen. Rusk, of Texas, is now much talked of as a candidate to betaken up by the Democrats. Y. Z. SPIRIT OF THE EOtOFOCO PRESS. The Democrat of this week has an ex cellent article upon the settlement of the Territory, and the character of people who are desired to locate in this new land, and who, as the editor truly remarks, will in a few years be the rich and influential citizens of Minnesota. “They will be the principal business men and property hold ers in the towns, and the independent farmers of the country.” The drones and croakers are reminded that this is no place for them. But our neighbor’s propensity to mix up gross acts of political turpitude with a few words devoted to the good of the Territo ry, could not be foregone. lie next launches forth into a wholesale charge that it is the Whigs of the U. S. Senate who are the only opponents of the Sioux Treat ies, and that “Whiggery, under all its phases, from federalism to people’s party ism, has ever been the enemy of Western progress. Now, for this to coine from a man who has bellowed himself hoarse upon every stump in the State of Ohio in justification of James K. Polk’s vetoes of Western river and harbor bills; who en dorsed, and still endorses, the Chicago letter and the “ noise and confusion ” •peech of Gen. Cass; and who would swallow, as his candidate for President, even so blue a Federalist and enemy of the West as James Buchanan—we say for such a charge as this to come from a man holding and endorsing the views of such party leaders, exhibits either a de gree of political mendacity, or blind and enthusiastic fanaticism for party , that candid men have no patience or desire to waste time upon. The Democrat bases this reckless charge upon what he terms the opposition of Senators Bell and More head to the treaties. Our readers will know’ with what degree of careful and candid investigation he has arrived at this conclusion, when it is recollected that no person of the name of Morchead has been a member of the Senate since the fourth of March, 1849! And further; the Dem ocrat has “no doubt but every Democrat in the Senate, whether from the North or South, East or West, will vote for the Sioux treaties.” Now we, and every man in Minnesota who is at all conver ■ant with the state of this question in the Senate, have great doubts about this mat ter. Said a Democratic Senator, from one of the Mew England States, to a Dem ocrat from Minnesota not very long since “Your people are a set of trespassers and land pirates, and I intend to have the military committee look to the matter, and »ee that the vagabonds are driven off the Sioux lands at the point of the bayonet.” And it was a fact, notoriously known at Washington at last accounts, that Downs, of Louisiana, Butler, of South Carolina, and perhaps Mason, of Virginia, all Demo crats, were opposed to the treaties. Every Whig from the free States is in favor of them; also Messrs. Gcyer, Jones, Morton, Brooks, Badger, and two or three others from the slave States. James Cooper, the Whig Senator from Pennsylvania, has ta ken more interest in, and worked harder for the treaties than any other man on the committee to which they were referred. These ar e fads we have gathered from quarters which the Democrat can also have access to, and which we would ad vise him to consult before he makes any more such wholesale charges against the Whig side of the Senate as those contain ed in his last issue. The Pioneer gives some home truths to the South and South-west, which it would be well for Senators from these quarters to ponder before they vote against our treaties. After summing up a few of the advantages which must result from the interchange of friendly commercial and social feelings between our people and those at the lower end of the Valley, and upon the South-eastern Atlantic coast, Ihe editor asks: “Yet what do we behold? when the North-west asks the South to aid in opening and extending her settlement a-ks, that at a trifling expense, 30.000,- 000 of acres more of line lands shall be opened lor settlement, by the extinguish ment of the title of the’Sioux Indians when we ask for these measures, calcu late I to benefit and enlarge the trade of the Sou'h. by giving her more customers, more produce, more steamboats, what does the Northwest behold? Opposition Irotn the South'-' We pause to see if it 1-e so. The great Northwest, anxiously waits to know, if the South really intends to spurn us, with haughty contumc’v.— We await in silence the ac'ion of" the Senate upon the treaties of Minnesota; and well will the Northwest note and re member who are their friend s.” There is nothing jarlisan in this, as there should not be, and therefore good to the treaties may come of it, instead of evil, which must be the inevitable effect of the Democrat’s article, if it lias any effect whatever. Ihe Pioneer contains its usual amount of “Minnesota Afluirs,” interspersed with sharp witticisms, but this week no “hard licks” upon any one that docs not de serve them. HOMESTEAD RILL. The following is an abstract of the Homestead Bill as it passed the House of Representatives. It has not come up in the Senate: The bill as now presented provides that any person who is the head of a family and a citizen of the United States, or any person who is the head of a fami ly and had become a citizen prior to the Ist clay of January. 1552, as required by j the naturalization laws of the United | States, shall, from and after the passage of this act be entitled to enter, free of cost, one quarter section of vacant and unappropriated public lands, or a quanti ty equal thereto, to be located in a body, in conformity w ith the legal subdivisions of the public lands, and after the same shall have been surveyed. 2d. The person app'ying for the bene fit of the act, to make an affiidavit that he or she is the head of a family, and is not the owner of any estate in land at the time of such application, and has not dis posed ot any estate in land to obtain the benefit of the act. 3d section refers to the duties of the Land Register. 4th. All lands acquired under the pro visions ol the act shall in no event be come liable to the satisfaction of any debt or debts contracted prior to the is"- stiing of the patent therefor. sth. If at any time after filing Ihe affi davit required, and before the expiration of five jears, it shall he proven that the person locating on such lands shall have changed his or her residence, or abandon ed the said entry for more than six months at any one time, the land to re vert back to the Government, and be dis posed of as other public lands are now by law. (>th. Ii any individual, now a resident of any State or Territory, and not a citi zen ot the United States, but at the time of making application for the benefit of tile act shall have filed a declaration of intention so to do, as required bv the Naturalization laws of the United Slates, and shall become a citizen of the same be'ore the issuing of the patent, as made and provided for in this act, he shall be placed upon an equal footing with the na tive-born citizens. 7 h. No individual is permitted to make more than one entry under this act. in the Street.— A man some 45 years of age. supposed to he named Baker, and to be from Beaver Dam. Wis., died Saturday morning near the lower bridge from the effects of exposure and continued excess of the use of intoxica ting drinks. He had, it is said, been up and down the river on steamboat decks once or twice lately, in search of a trunk that he had lost. It is thought he was landed from the Nominee on Friday even ing.— Galena Ji ff. The ravages of the yellow fever at Rio Janeiro are described as heart-rend ing. On an average, 50 cases are re ported daily among the crews of foreign vessels. Twenty-three entire Sweedish crews have been swept away. Mr. Clay. —The Washington Tele graph of the 12th, says, “Our report is still favorable. Mr. Clay is free from pain, very tranquil, and the only citizen of this great Repub'ic who regards his approaching dissolution without anxiety or regret.” J oa IS r tf T g j\ Gen ’ Scolt will have 28 or 29 of the delegates in the Whig Na- Vr a l Gonvent,on ’ (rom New York, and Mr. Fillmore 6 or 7. Facts and Fancies. 1 We copy in another part of this day’s | issue, an editorial from the columns of our 1 excellent neighbor, the Dubuque Herald. , We do not do this for the purpose of re- j ] commending our people to heed its sug- 1 ( gestions, for they can and will do as they j ' p’ease about that; and we wish them to t go wherever they can buy the cheapest, ; and trade to the best advantage in other j respects. The love complained of, which , ] we of St. Paul have for Galena is a very | i natural love; and we would desire to see - ■ it perpetuated so long as Galena treats us - in the affectionate manner she ever has! , and still continues to. But this docs not. ( prevent us also from respecting other pla- , ccs, and being friendly with them, if , they will give us the same reasons to 1 , cultivate these feelings that Galena lias, j In the days when B. 11. Campbell & Co., , the Corw hhs, Harrises, McCloskey, Lo- i rains, &c., were first sending out their ( steamboats, laden with their goods, sold i lo St. Paul merchants—entire strangers ! , to these enterprising Galenians —on cred- j j it, in order to help us get a start in the j world, and without which w e never ' ( cou'd have had the start we have. Da- [ j bnqiie snubbed us—turned up her nose | at us in contempt. We know this from experience. When a Minneso'a editor would go to Dubuque, and step into a ( stoic to ask for an advertisement, he was very apt to be insulted by being told that j , his mercantile neighbors at home were a , set of twopenny dealers, unworthy the at- ( tention of Dubuque—that St. Paul was ( no place and never would be. Now it ( appears they are courting our custom, ] good and strong ! Well, we have no ob- ] jection ; but as we remarked last week, , wc would like to know what they keep 1 , for sale dow n there. Our people can't , find out by reading our home papers. | We are to have a great time the com- 1 ing week in welcoming new steamboats. , Cap! Ludwiek will probably be here with i his superb new craft, the Ben Campbell, ( early in the week. From the pains and ] expense that have been lavished upon her, we judge she will make a better show- . than any bo.it we have ever had in the • trade. She left Pittsburgh on Thursday ot last week, and ought to be at Galena i by to-day. Capl. D. S. Harris is in St. Louis attending to the fitting up of the West Newton. The Republican of the ! 21st says : “The West Newton is under going repairs at the duoh pros lons t„ pn . ! I ing into the St. Paul trade. She will be ! thoroughly repaired, painted and fitted tip i before starting.” The gentlemen coin i posing the company that has purchased | this crack steamer, in addition to the Messrs. Harris, are stated liv the Galet a j Advertiser to he: James Carter & Co., H. F. McCloskey, G. W. Fuller, S. 1 j Crawford &, Co., Mr. Burrichter and D IA. Barrow s. Pierre Chouteau, Jr. & Co. I have also taken slock. The sum paid for , the West New ton was $9,500. We hav e j !li| d hut two arrivals, the Dr. Franklin and Nominee, so far this week, which will probably be the extent, unless some of the (St. Louis boats should come in to-dav. I Both packets were, as usual, punctual to j their time, and came full. The Nominee. ; particularly, had one of the largest crowds of the season, alter stringing scores of passengers all along shore below. She came up under charge of Capt. Brooks, late of the Cope, w hich renowned steam er has retired iruin the trade togive place ! for the Ben Campbell. The “old Doctor” is quite as popu’ar as ev*r this season, I Capt. Blakely being as much at home in his new | osition as lie was of old in the e’erk's office; and his former place is well supplied. The new hotel at the upper landing, w e learn Ircm Mr. W, . sson, is near!v com pleted, and will he opened lor visitors in a few weeks. It will he a great a qui sition to the facilities for accommodating strangers in St. Pul. Notwithstanding the dullness of business consequent upon the state of betweenity which the non j ratification of the treaties throws us into |at this moment, improvements arc start ing forth in all parts of town. The gra ding of streets in our neighborhood is rapidly going forward; and it will not be long before the rugged end of Third street will present one of the most beautiful and business-like avenues in the place. Some gentlemen recently from the East have just purchased a site for a new steam saw-mill at the mouth of Dayton’s Creek, and we understand they contemplate building immediately. A new and pow erful mill is also to be erected by the owners of the one now in operation upon Kittson s addition, which will contain an engine as large as any in use upon the steamboats running in our trade, and three boilers as large as those of the Nominee. People down this way are beginning to awake to the importance of the facilities of position their property occupies. IN e have had very few steamboat arri vals this weik, but some arrivals of quite as much importance we can chronicle in- 1 stead. We refer lo rafts of sawed lum- : ber from St. Anthony, which are at length beginning to come down. This will set < many people to work, who have been idle, i waiting for lumber. This lumber goes to Mr. Bass’ yard for sale. 1 1 We were heartily glad to welcome home, by the Nominee on Thursday, our popular Secretary of the Territory, Capt. Wilkin, after an absence at Washington of nearly two months, where he has been laboring with all his might, night and day, to secure the ratification of our treaties. The Captain has fulfilled the mission en trusted to his charge with fidelity and ability, and has his reward (all he asks) in the unanimous and heartfelt thanks of his fellow-citizens. He feels certain the ratification is a sure thing, but when it will take place he cannot possibly tell. The Old School Presbyterian congrega tion have completed their arrangements for building their new church, on Cedar s reet near the Capitol. We hace seen the plan, and have no hesitancy in saying, that when completed, it will be the most imposing structure in St. Paul. The di minsions are 75 feet by 45; elevation from base to cornice, 46 feet; from base to fop of spire, 130 feet. The basement will contain a commodious lecture room, library room, and pastor’s study. The interior will be finished with front gal lery, and will also embrace all the mod ern improvements and conveniences of the latest style of church edifices. The building will be of stone, and when com pleted will probably cost something in the neighborhood of #IO,OOO. We like this idea of erecting at nnee a large and permanent church edifice, instead of wasting time and money in the construc tion of temporary buildings. It is much cheaper in the end, and when once finish ed the job is over with for the next half century at least. Mr. Riheldaffer and his as yet small congregation deserve the highest regards of the community,for the zeal and energy they have manifested in the undertaking. Mr. It. is a sound, untiring and popular minister of that branch of the church in which he has been called to labor, and merits the warm consideration of his brethren in all parts of the country. That lie will do good— great good in the new field to which he has been assigned, wc have no doubt whatever; and we trust his efforts will so be regarded by those at home an 1 abroad, who arc able, and should be wil ling, to lend him a helping hand now at the beginning. The Locomotive is a democrat.—Kos suth. The Railroad is a democrat and dis tributer of benefits.— D.Jl. Robertson. Barring this piece of very small but unmitigated plngalrls,,, „ n tho p , ir « n f our neighbor, we would like to ask of which parly is the members of the present Board of Public Works in Ohio, who re cently gave orders to tear down all the bridges at the railroad crossings on the canals of that Slate? Which party has been the strongest advocate, and which the strongest opponent of railroads and other improvements in the United States ? And whose energy and capital have been, anil arc most enlisted in these magnificent enterprises ? The Galena Jeffersonian recently had a i .article referring to the settlement a' Rolling Stone, which concluded with the following just remarks in regard to Gov. Ramsey’s recent visit (o that place : “IVe have had so frequent occasion to speak in condemnation of the official acts of Gov. Ramsey, that it affords us a gre. ter pleasure to praise him when we nmy. He record then with gratification the fact of his visit fo these itnigranls. his inquiries into their wants—his gener ous offers of aid, pecuniary or otherwise; and we trust that the honorable example lie has set, may not he lost upon those over whom his influence extends.” The Democrat copies the article, but alters the word condemnation in the sec ond line of this paragraph to commenda tion, (which makes nonsense of the sen tence) and credits it to the Galena ad vertiser. Is he afraid to let his readers here know, that his Galena friend has for once possessed the magnanimity to do the Governor justice ? It looks so. Phospect or Summer. —The Spring field, Mass , Republican of M y 7th, says that the stage from Brattleboro’.Vt , to Wilmington, went through on wheels lor the first time since last November, last Tuesday. The snow is still several (cel deep on the mountain. The Brattle boro’ Eagle says, that in Stratton and some ol the neighboring towns, the fence tops are just beginning to be visible. Now, how does this contrast with the stale ol the season in Minnesota on this same seventh day of May ? We had no snow here at the time we are sure. And at tins time, three weeks later, nature is clothed in her full summer livery. Those farmers who are settled and at home in the country have nearly finished planting; and we learn to-day from one of them in the Cottage Grove neighborhood that he had a field of corn up and growing. It sounds well after reading the above para graph, to hear people coming to Minne sota from New England, and inveighing against our climate. People who came through Northern Illinois last week, say the season is much more forward here than there The Winnebago payment has been postponed two or three weeks, owing partly to the absence of many of the In dians, who are putting in their crops. \ Other causes operated to induce Maj. Fridley, very wisely, we think, to defer the time of payment. We have not been disappointed, high as our expectations were raised, upon witnessing the performances of the the atrical company now playing at Mazourka Hall. Such difficult pieces as the Stran ger, Lady of Lyons, &c., have been en acted to full and delighted audiences, and with a precision throughout that renders criticism entirely out of place here.— Mrs. Langrishe is an .actress in the higher walks of the Drama, who would do cred it to the “ leading business” upon any boards in the country. The other ladies are excellent in their respective spheres ; and we can also say the gentlemen, one and all, acquit themselves exceedingly well. Messrs. Langrishe and Atwater would pass for actors in any country. Pesiguacomik. —We do not believe there ever was invented, a medicine equal to Chippewa medicine, of the above name, for any summer complaint. It is preparad solely by Mr. Ely of St. Paul; and may be bought at the book store of LeDitc Si Rohrer. It is a very agreeable medicine; being the extract of a root, prepared with syrup; and it will actually put a stop to the disease.— Pioneer. Having had recent occasion to test the efficacy of this medicine in breaking up a distressing disease, which had kept us close company from the time we com menced imbibingthe sand and mud of the Missouri river, five or six weeks ago, we can fully endorse the above. Only three or four doses were required to cure us thoroughly. It lias operated with like effect upon some of the printers in our office. The temperance people in Massachu setts have had their hopes blasted by the interference of the Locofoco Governor. Bout well. Such things remind us ol whisky politicians of smaller calibre nearer borne. A late telegraphic despatch in our exchanges runs as follows: Boston, May 19, P. M. The liquor bill was vetoed by the Gov ernor. Great rejoicing on the part o: the citizens ; 500 guns are to be tired on the occasion. The following, from the St. Louis ( News of the 21st, will be interesting to our provision dealers. We presume the estimates are very nearly correct: Stock or Pork. &c. —As the market is again looking up, and the last advices Irotn New Orleans give information of an advance there, it may not be out of place to give the probable stock now on hand in this city and at points above. From the best information, we do not think there is to exceed 500 to6oo bids, yet on the Illinois, and probably not to exceed 1500 oil t e Upper Mississippi. Of the latter.about 1000 lib’s, is still at Quincy,: and held by a party there. The remain ing 400 nr 500 bbls. may be at Oquawka and Hannibal ; we know of none at any odier points. The stock in this city rm hraces 5500 to 6000 hbls.. about 5000 of which is held by one party, who refuses to sell mess at the present time for less than sl6 50f/16 75. At this time last year the slock numbered over 10,000 hbls., and it was then considered very light. The stock of lard we think about in proportion lo that of pork, but there is more of bacon, particularly ot shoulders and hams, and the rpinion now prevails that there will be no very great scarcity of smoked meats alter all. We have heard the total stock of bacon estimated by dealers to be 2800 to 3COO casks. j There is always a scarcity of sacks along the Upper Mississippi in the fall ol the year, when grain and potatoes are ready for the market. Gunnies are quick sale at high prices on such occasions.— IV e have known them to sell here lor 151 and 20 cents. There isa chance now for a speculation in this article, which at present seems to be a drug in all the principal markets of the Union. The last quotations in Boston were lal l-4c. New Orleans 7 1-2 to Bc., and 40,000 new 2 1-2 bushels sold last week in St. Louis for Be., cash. This is the lowest sale for many years. The stock is large, ; with little or no demand. “ The hill to ai 1 Collins’ line of steam ers passed the Senate on the 20th. On Ihe s.une day, in the House, the bill for the completion of the public buildings in Minnesota, was laid on the table.” The above is a paragraph of la'c news from Washington. We are glad Mr. Collins has succeeded. He is running his steamers in opposition to what was before he commenced a lore gn inonopo'y, and as Americans we feel a national pride in his success. But the bill refer red to in the latter sentence contemplates a small apptopriation for something l Veil ern, and of course it must go to “ that bourne from whence no bill returns”— the lab'e ol the House. This is charac teristic, and not to be wondered at. Once in a while we find a “ case in point, illustrative of men’s good sense in regard to the matter of advertising.— The old fellow mentioned below is “one of them.” If more fathers were thus par ticular in settling their daughters in life, we would have fewer instances of family poverty and distress, domestic ruptures, and eventually expensive divorce suits. The subject is worth looking to by > oung merchants and business men every where. The incident here narrated is given by the New York correspondent of the Burlington Hawk-Eye: I heard an old gentleman say, in the Astor House, this morning, that lie would never consent to allow his daughter to marry a man that did not advertise. This appeared a little strong, at first; but the I gentleman, who has himself become a millionare by extensive advertising and close attention to business, explained him self by saying that his experience had taught him that chances are not one in a hundred, that a man will succeed in New York, now-a-days, without advertising. Perhaps we carry the thing farther in New I ork than any other people. Doc tors, Lawyers. Clergymen, and the most eminent and successful men of all sta tions, advertise habitually. Silas C. Her r'ng, the manufacturer of the celebrated Salamander Safes, was present at the conversation above alluded 10, and he confirmed the position of the first speak er, by staling that whenever he has any more money than he wants to use imme diately, he at once invests it in the ad vertising columns of newspapers, “and,” added lie, “it is mainly by advertising, that I now carry on a business from which over one thousand persons drew their support, and which enables me to supply ihe four quarters of (lie globe with my safes. For my part. I cannot waste money by advertising. The more I advertise, the more money I make; and I advise you all to beware of endorsing for a man who does not advertise, and who has not got one of ; Herring’s Sala mander Safes.’ Such a man is necessa rily careless and improvident.” This last remark of Herring about his safes, created a good deal of laughter. IVe see by our exchanges that the Printer’s National Convention, at Cincin nati, adopted a resolution abolishing Sun day work. This slavish and heathenish practice, we trust, is soon to be abolished in our craft. It has been pleaded, that the public good demands the violation.— Ihe public good is made up of individual good, and your individual good is not at all .promoted by my individual evil. There may- be exceptions to ibis general rule in relation to Sunday- work in printing offi ces, hot they rare'y occur. IVe arc g'ad our friends in the Convention took a right stand on the subject. Seli'-rcspcct is the first duty in relation to character. Effect will follow cause, —and all the gold in California cannot bring about a contrary result. Here is the first faint glimmerings of the dreadful tidings which will be continually reaching us from the plains this summer. IVe copy from a late St. Louis paper: Reported Sickness ox the Plains. —1 he officers ol the Clara, down this morning, inform us thaf it was reported at IVeston and St. Joseph that there was considerable sickness among the Califor nia trains now out on the plains. The disease has every appearance of elio’era, : and its appearance lias driven a goodly number of adventurers back. The Clara brought down some six or eight emigrants who have abandoneiUhe trip. It was re ported that eight or nine persons had died in Holliday’s train, and it was also current that the cholera had m ule its ap pearance among Ma jor Steins’ command so in a ter leaving Fort Leavenworth, and up t>> Grass-hnpper creek nine or ten deaths had taken place, and there was quite a number still down with the epi demic. These reports had created con siderable excitement among the few re maining emigrants at IVeston and St. Jo seph, and numbers had delayed their de parture or entirely given up the trip.— St. Joseph, IVeston, and Fort Leaven worth were comparatively healthy, and there were only a few scattering emi grants yet reinaing at either point, the great mass having started on their long and tedious journey. We find the following in the St. Louis Intelligencer of the 21st. IVhal docs it meah ? So far as St. Paul is concerned, we can see no wit nor point to it : New Banking Institution. —We are gratified to announce to our citizens that the hanking capital of our city has been augmented during the past week to the amount of $1,000,000. the capital of the Bank of Duncan's Island. We sub join a copy of one of the issues of the I ns: it ut ion to the amount of one dollar.— If the current of the river does not wash too much against the securities of the concern, we see no good icason why it lias not a good foundation on which to test, hut the river has already commenced a run on the Bank, and it is feared that by June next the whole concern will cave “ONE. No. I‘sß. B. 1. mi: banking house of duxcax’s island. Will pay One Dollar in Bank-notes to the Bearer, on demand, at their Branch Banking llou>c in ST. I ALL, MINNESOTA, but only during the winter, when the river is" frozen. Capital $1 000,000. guaranteed bv Dun can’s Island. General Charles Arm buster, Democratic Sausage Maker, and ’ ropric tor o! Dime in’s Island, Pres. Thomas Simple. Cashier. [Anzcigcr Print.”] At Rochester, last year, the sale of fruit trees from the nurseries, amounted '/ Ihree hundred and fifty thousand dot • ars. Il eny one will compare the proba ble cost of raising this amount in fruit trees, with that of raising the same amount in wheat or lead, they will have an idea ol the profitableness of the busi ness.— Galena Jldo. We fear the season has passed without the general attention to the planting of fruit trees being paid by the Minnesota fanners, that their own interests and the interest of the country demand. How ever, it will soon be full, which perhaps is as favorable a season of the year for planting as the spring. The best assort ment of choice trees, and the best system o packing, that we noticed anywhere along the river between here and St. Louis, can be seen at the nursery of Mr. H. S. Finley, Davenport, lowa. The climate, also, in which these trees are reared, undoubtedly renders them suita ble for Minnesota, | The Excelsior arrived early this morn ing, from St. Louis. Our fellow-citizens, Maj. M’Lean, F. E. Collins and IV. S. Combs and lady were passengers. We are indebted to the Excelsior, for St. Louis and Galena papers in advance of ,of the mail. The St. Paul and Dr. Frank lin No. 2 were in port at St. Louis, and up for St. Paul. The IV bigs of the St. Louis Congres sional District have nominated Sam’l Caruthers, of Madison county, as their candidate for Congress. Benton and Bo gey are the Democratic candidates. The Keokuk packets, it is stated, in tend to pul a stop to the sale of spiritu ous liquors on hoard, and dispense en tirely with their bars. The new packet will be a temperance boat, and the others will follow her example. Good! Strangers wishing to read something interesting about Minnesota, will call at one of the book-stores, and procure a copy of the “ Annals o'' the Minnesota Historical Society” for 1852. We are again indebted fo Messrs. Mel vill, of the Doctor Franklin, Parker, of the Nominee, and Daw ley, of the Golden Era, for late favors. These gentlemen always manage to keep ahead of McCune &. Co.’s mail from St. Louis. One of the deck hands <x r the steamer Martha No. 2, on a recent trip from St. Louis to Galena, attempted an outrage upon the wife of a deck passenger. A bloody tight ensued, during which two of the hands arc said to have been killed, and two of the passengers mortally wound ed. Others were badly hurt. The af fray happened just below Louisiana,Mo., on Tuesday morning of last week. CONGRESS. II ashington, May 21 In the Senate the Chair presented for the P. O. Department a communication answering Mr. Sumner, which contains a variety of information Mr. Sumner moved to print 5060 copies. Motion re ferred. Mr. Sumuer moved to postpone consideration of private hills. He also gave notice that lie would then call up the Deficiency bill. Mr. Atchison moved that the Senate go into executive session, to consider an important Indian Treaty. He said there were 5.000 Ind ians waiting its passage, Mr. Sumner’s motion was carried. Mr. Berrien said lie was obliged to leave for Georgia in a few days ; he ask ed the consideration of the hill for the removal of obstructions in the Savannah river. Agreed to. After some debate the li 11 was ordered to be engrossed. Tlie bill to increase the salary of the District Judges is now pending. Washington, May 21. The friends of the Tariff, especially from Pennsylvania, are mustering quite strong in favor of Coal and Iron, for the movement to take place in the House on Monday next. A large number of Delegates to the Baltimore Convention are here. Whi<* Delegates appear to be mostly for Scott! House.— lmmediately after‘the organi zation, the House resumed tin* considera tion of the bill relating to the salaries of Ten iloriul officers. The llashington Telegraph publishes the following in reference lo the revolu tion in New Mexico: Sc\er*il despatches wore yesterday rc ccived in this city from New Mexico, via St. Louis, to the effect that a revolu tion was anticipated, and that Gov. Cal houn. who is better, had availed himself of such military assistance as could be procured to resist and quell whatever on position to the law might be manifested. Gov. C. says, that the Revolution porl tends serious trouble; volunteers are be ing raised to subdue the revolutionists. The President, it is said, is willing to withdraw from the Convention, bul his Irirnds refuse to allow it. None of the Foreign Ministers were invited to the funeral of Mrs. Adams, and none were present. This causes some surprise. Mail Line.— By an advertisement in our columns, it will he seen that McCune & Co., of the Keokuk and St. Louis I acket Line, propose to run their boats to Ga en.a tour times a week, until fur ther notice. Though this determination of the Com pany will add much to the tonnage of this port, and will give our levee the ap pearance ol life and intense activity, we arc sorry that at this time, this step lias hecn taken, for we understand it is the boasted intention of those interested in the movement, to take possession of the trade - and so long as <>ur own boats are so a Imirably managed by prudent, care ful and worthy men who have won the confidence of the entire community, by 'heir years of good conduct ; and as'their boats are of the proper size, capacity and draught, lor the trade in which they are engaged, and as they are comfortable for travellers, (some of them are really luxu rious ) we should, were our counsel ask ed, advise all who are interested in the prosperity of the city, to rely upon the old stand-bys that have served us so faithfully heretofore. We have no hos tility to McCune & Co.; but as they aie said to seek a monopoly of what should not be monopolized, we have no hesita tion in saying that others have prior claims upon this community for a liberal and generous support. Did a combina tion between the different owners here, already exist—had the anything to com-’ plain of in the way of cxo'rbitent charges for freight or passage—were the officers crabbed and unaccommodating—the as pect of the case would be different; hut nothing of that kind is even alledged. — There is no room for complaint. To de sert our old favorites then, for a new friend, without reason, would be both un generous and unjust.— Galena Jeff.