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St. Paul, Minnesota. SATURDAY, JUNE 12,1852. A WHOLE “PARTY > OVERBOARD. NECK AND HEELS. Let the reader not suppose by our cap tion, that we are thus early, if at all, dis posed to pitch into the Presidential con test, with which we of Minnesota have nothing to do, and should have very little to say, or that we are about to under take the illustration, by logical reasoning or otherwise, of the fact that there was a great political party capsized at Baltimore last week. We are after no such illegit imate game of Minnesota journalists. Our quarry must be sought nearer home. And it will be seen by certain inverted poinls We have placed at each end oi the word parly, that we have our doubts about the thing which has been thrown overboard being a parly. But, by recent proceed ings befor* important committees of both houses of Congress, we discover that some thing, or some body, near neighbors of ours, are. overboard, lloumlering about, with the water gurgling in their throats, and through the Democrat of this week, crying ou*. lustily for help to Mr. Sibley and his Democratic friends, the very men who have contributed most to pitch them into the driving, resistless current. ‘-Why don’t you swim ?” hails Mr. Sibley. ‘-We c-a-n-t,” answer back Robertson and company, in despair. Zounds ! but ‘‘un der certain circumstances a man must swim.” Perhaps we had as well stop and ex plain before we go any farther. Every body recollects the war of the Democrat and its clique upon the legislative appor tionment of the Territorv, as iixed by the Assembly, session before last, and upon the men who upheld and advocated that just apportionment, based as it was upon the democratic principle of equality and justice to all parts of the Territory. It is also known that last winter, a circular was drafted at a certain law office up town, and the signs manual of three ar dent young Democrats obtained thereto, two of them not readily, we were informed at the time, as the “Democratic central committee of the Territory which circu- lar, the Democrat stated, was sent to “all the Democratic members of Congress.” This circular contained various “argu ments,” proving conclusively, no doubt, to the satisfaction of those who got it up. that the people of the Territory resident Upon the unceded lands, should be dis franchised. That was the funniest De mocracy we ever saw, but they oont It on to Washington, labelled Democracy. They also got up petitions to the same effect, and procured numerous signatures there to, some by their influence over their ‘blind party followers, and others through fraud and misrepresentation. We didn’t say much about the matter at the time—only poked a little fun at the ■Quixotic antics ol these fellows now and then, just to keep them in a sort of lively stew—relying l'or justice to the people oi Minnesota upon the good sense of Con gress, and the vigilant attention her in terests were ever bound to receive, so long as Henry 11. Sibley was there to protect them. The result proves we were not mistaken. Recently in the House, Mr. Stuart, of Michigan—of Kalama zoo, Michigan—the friend and former companion of Lawyer Ed. Rice, one of the great guns of litis opposition to the apportionment here in Minnesota—from the committee on Territories, made an adverse report to the petition of citizens of « Mtnntsota, pra ving Congress to disap- PRO\ E THE ACT OF TIIE TERRITORIAL Legislature, approved March 31, apportioning representation in that Territory ! Hurra for Stuart and the committee on Territories ' Something politically good doe* r, then, occasionally come out of Kalamazoo. Before t!ic Senate committee, the matter fared worse. It was not even considered worth report ing upon. While having this subject in hand, we will proceed to give a brief history of this whole factious warfare upon the rights and franchises of a large portion of the people of Minnesota. We do this, not only tor the purpose ol showing to stran gers who have recently come among us some of the beauties of Minnesota De mocracy, but also that we of older date may keep posted as to facts transpiring in our political advancement. By the boundaries laid down in our organic act, much the larger portion of Minnesota is Indian territory. The same act also declares, in substance, that all parts of the Territory shall be equally represented, according to population, in the legislative assembly. The Governor was to take the first census, and appor tion the representation for the first leg islative assembly. This duty he per formed, never dreaming of cutting oft'and disfranchising the hundreds of traders and their employees, together with all hunters, missionaries, government offi cers, &c., residing upon the Indian lands. This was in 1849, and the elections were held in the Indian country, returns made, &c., just the same as upon the ceded lands; agd no complaints oijme from any quarter. The next year the Federal cen sus was taken. Upon the convening of the legislative assembly soon thereafter, the Governor, as in duty bound, in his message, called the attention ol that body' to the duty devolving upon them of giving to the people a fair and equal apportion ment, based upon the returns of the Mar shal of the Territory. Party politics did not divide that Leg islative Assembly; but it so happened that all the Whigs and a minority of the Democrats were in favor of a democratic and equal apportionment, as recommended by the Governor, while a majority of the Democrats were in favor of disfranchis ing the people upon the Indian lands. This opposition to justice and right had not its origin in any high or ennobling feeling of principle. It grew out of a narrow, cut-throat, factious opposition to Mr. Sibley, which rankled in the hearts of his personal enemies, some of whom he had deservedly prostrated politically ; and others had not come out so well in trade as they might have done, had lie suffered them to go on swindling and 'gouging him and his associates, from year ito year, as they had comine icod. All the base influences, all the hellish devices ithat could be thought of, were this scs : sion brought to bear against Mr. Sibley land his Democratic friends in the Legis lature. The Democrat was the organist i ° of the factious conspirators, and ground music to suit them. The original draft of the Apportion ment Bill was drawn by a Whig, and | drawn much as it now stands. The al terations from the original do not alTect :the principle a particle. We do not al jlude to this to detract one iota of credit justly due the honorable gentleman who introduced the bill in the Council, and by his influence and eloquent appeals in behalf of the Ind an country, succeed ed in carrying the measure triumphantly through, nor to claim the apportionment as strictly a Whig measure, but simply to vindicate the truth of history. W e say, then, the present apportionment law was drawn up by a Whig, a Whig not a’mem ber of the legislative assembly, nor a “ Sibley man” either, but one who hud ardently supported Mitchell. The bill, then, was not concocted by Mr. Sibley’s friends ; but as they had generally been found on the side of right and justice, the inference was that they would of course support it, against the war which had been declared in advance against it bv the cor rupt hirelings of faction—especially as this war was based upon personal hatred 'of Mr. Sibley. The hopes of free and universal sufiVagc were not disappointed. McLeod and Forbes in the Council, and Ames, and Randall, and Wells, and Far ribault, and Trask, in the House, and all the W ings iu both branches (all honor to them!) carried the measure triumphantly through,after undergoing bullyings.threats of personal violence, clubs flourished ■over their heads in their places, and other indignities, that only disgraced and even‘- itally damned the perpetrators themselves. |The conspiracy went so far as to hazard the attempt on the part of the minority, at the instigation of D. A. Robertson, to i break up the legislature in a row. F.ffi gv burning was also attempted ; but the ; bid went through, thanks to firmness and a determination to do right on the part of j the ma jority. With these facts before us, it can then ; scarcely be wondered at, that our ever true and faith!ul Delegate, aside from his known honesty of purpose and careful watching over the rights and welfare ol his whole constituency, should feel an interest in sustaining this measure of ap portionment. when the hounds of faction, who have ever had their fangs at his throat, should pursue it into the halls of Congress. lie knew and felt what his last friends at home had gone through to ; sustain it. It had become in part, almost, ; “ bone of his bone, and ilesh of his fiesh,” viewing the question of preserving it in j the light of personal ambition. We were I then fully prepared to hear from time to time, as we did, that Mr. Sibley was busy before the committees whenever this subject was talked of, as lie ever is when matters of the least interest to Minnesota occupy the attention of mem bers. And it is said, on good authoritv, that only a short time since, lie appeared before the Senate committee cn Territo ries, and in a brief and powerful argu ment, showed up these enemies of uni versal suffrage in Minnesota—these Demo crats, who are the exclusive friends of \\ esternadvancement—in their true light. As Lawyer Rice remarked in his celebra ted babies’ moccasins and bar meat” speech, upon this same subject, Mr. Sibley went before the committee “to call tilings by their right names," and he did so. Such a castigation, perhaps Robertson and his cut-throat gang never previously received. Even Col. Good hue's severest skinnings were not so .deep in toward the bone. It was "to the quick— to the very red;” and the stripes can doubtless now be seen, laid across the opposite side of their shoulders from where the Pioneer was wont to posture j with whip in hand— their backs all fleck- I e<] and cross-barred with bloody scabs, j reminding one of a prison window with a white curtain hanging inside. The effect of Mr. Sibley’s effort is seen in the ac tion of the committee — refusing to take ar.y notice whatever of the petitions and th: “ Democratic ” circular ! So down we go again, and overboard we are —“horse, foot and dragoons”— petitions—“ Democratic Central Commit tee” circular and all ! “ Babies’ moccasins and bar meat” triumphs—Pembina, Cass, j Hennepin, Dakota and Wabasha are in, and Robertson and company, the faelion ists, are still out of the ring, where they will have to reim.i’i. Th; three or four hundred people who have settled upon the Indian lands since last fall, will be happy to learn that they are still voters, even if the treaties should go over, il they have been in the Territory six months. The base scheme of the Demo crat, and its co-laborers, to disfranchise them has been thwarted. Rest in peace! WHIPPED AND CRAWLING FOR MERCY. I Perhaps it is travelling a little out of our sphere to notice a certain article in th; 1 ast Democrat, relating to Mr. Sibley, but we can't help it. Referring to some of Mr. Siblev’s recent efforts in the House in behalf of the Territory, our neighbor isays: / “It will be seen that Mr. Siblev has nq-iiartv position which |yj 4,q1-]irevTouslv occupied, classes him self among Partisan Democrats. he wjsgly, for a no-party, or neutral position, can never have weight, or com mand respect iu Congress, or elsewhere. Mr. Sibley lias heretofore acted in concert with Governor Ramsey, and other lead ing whigs of the Territory. If like Gen. Jo Lane, he acts ihe part of a decided Democrat at home, for the future, and gives his voice and influence to the dem ocratic party in the Territory, without regard to fear or favor, he will entitle himself to full communion in the Demo crat iu church. IVe hope that Mr. S., and every friend of his, of democratic predi lections ar.d sympathies, will so act —and thjjCnlLinvidious comparisons and disline tions wdl he forhornej and that misunder s!anding~and recrimination nhopt ldic.jm cideiils. errmaJuind iiiislakes.pl' the, may bo buried in ouTTviim.” Now what does the reader suppose he bases this assertion upon, that Mr. Siblev has abandoned bis position in relation to local polities. Simply a casual remark in one oi that gentleman’s speeches, that he was a Democrat, an assertion he makes invariably whenever he refers to politics, and which the Democrat traduced him roundly for making, at the dinner given the Governor and Secretary. Why, the crawling, crouching creature that thou aril Togo and write such a paragraph as this, the very day almost that news arrived in town, that Mr. Sib ley bus just applied his scalped to thy great favorite bantling, the disfranchise ment of the Indian country, until there is not a piece left of it as large as his hand! Is this the man from Lancaster, Ohio, who boasts that, with Sam Medary, he wielded the destinies of the party in that great State? “'.Visit, Will the n-i'irlnj blood ..f Lancaster Sink in the ground?” I\e all recollect when the Democrat echoed hack the triumph.nt challenge, thrown out to Mr. Sibley and his friends, by one of its co-laborers in the Legisla ture: — <• Lay . n M c And d—d bo lie who tries hold, ■ non^li This was the way the Democrat talked in j those days. Now that Mr. Sibley has knocked the last plank from under him. by kicking out of Congress his miserable federal measure to disfranchise one-third ol the voters of Minnesota, he cries j eca t" —“ let the past be forgotten”— “enough. l enough! dear Mr. Sibley—O Lord, O j don’t! I give in— l surrender.” The j great cotyardly, craven booby ! THE DEMOCRATIC nominee. The nomination of Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshire, as the Democratic can didate lor President is announced by the 'atest arrivals from below. It was a result brought about without previous concert or deliberation, owing to the fact that the Convention got into a snarl, and could not do any better. He was the first choice of nobody—not even his own State. Yet it appears to suit the hungry spoils-cravers hereabouts amazingly.— To hear them give the story, he is just the man they wished nominated ! Du tell!! The Lnited States Economist, (New \ ork.) of the 23d, says : “II gold is to become so suddenly abundant, and enter so freely into the channels of circulation as to fall in vahi", as compared with all other industrial pro ducts, then it follows, as a matter of course, ill it fixe 1 incomes, derivable from ■ong leases and stock dividends, will de cline in actual value in the same propor tion, and instead of being worth more money, should be worth less; that is to say, capital invested in any industrial ; product will he beneficially affected in proportion as gold falls in value; hut in- I vested in stocks, its revenue will deterio- I tale in the same proportion.” Lola Montes failed at Albany, and also ' | at Buffalo. But her failure at the latter place saved her wardrobe. She refused (to dance again at the theatre, removed her wardrobe, and the same night the J theatre burnt to ti e ground. lowa.— The YVJiigs of the First Con gressional District in lowa have nomina- . ted, in Convention, Philip Yiele, as their candidate. He lives in Lee county, and ' is a true Whig. If the Whigs bestir ' themselves, they can elect him. Western Farm and Village Association not ‘‘bro ken up’ —The Location and People—'Character of the Country—Future Prospects—Wabasha Prairie. The first of last week, we paid a vis it to the settlement of the “ Western Farm , and \ illage Association” at Rolling Stone, one hundred and thirty-five miles below ' j St. Paul. The cause of our omission to allude to this matter in our last issue, is well known to our acquaintances here in i St. Paul. We arrived home from our i visit very ill, and were unable to write a single line for last week’s paper. It having been published to the world by the Galena Jeffersonian, and copied in to the Pioneer and Democrat of St. Paul, that this colony had “broken up,” we, having great doubts as to the truth of the statement, concluded we would test the matter personally. Leaving here on the Excelsior, in due time we were put ashore at Holmes’ Landing, Wisconsin, which is nearly opposite the new settlement, al though three miles distant, across sloughs, islands and tow-heads. This is a good place to stop at over night. The Germans, at the lower hauling, are kind, accommo , dating people, and will give you a good . comfortable bed. In the morning the wow will have a nice cup of coffee, and some ham and fresh country eggs all ready for The next thing was to get over to the settlement. The Teutonic Charon which we had employed, said we would be there “ ver quack;” and so we were. We gli ded across the low islands among the for est trees and shrubbery, frightening the ducks and pigeons Irom their social morn ing chats, and were at Rolling Stone be fore the sun was high above the majes tic cliffs that tower away in the east.— Instead ol finding the settlement “broken up,” we saw on stepping upon the ground groups ol rugged men and women, —firm, resolute looking people, busy at all kinds of work one might expect colonists to be engaged in. Some thirty ®r more com fortable cabins are already erected, and others building. The number of families on the ground at the time was perhaps forty—not less. They were resolute, contented, and determined to stay. Most of them are in good circumstances. They were planting gardens, and preparing for cultivating the soil on a more extensive scale. Further additions to the colony were expected from New York. One family that had just arrived, were so un fortunate as to lose most of their house hold goods by the upsetting of a boat in the slough. The lady remarked to us, with an air of contentment and resigna tion. that it was a heavy loss, but people who removed to a new country must ex pect to submit to some hardships. Wc concluded she would get through. An impression has prevailed among many of our citizens, that these colonists were a community of socialists, who hold every thing in common, after the fashion ol the Shakers and other similar societies. Such is not the fact. There is no com munity of lands, or houses, or property of any kind, real or personal. Neither is there of labor. E icli man has his own house and grounds, and his ow i goods, teams and fanning utensils; pays for w hat he gets, and receives wages when work- ing for others, just the same in every res pect as in ordinary communities. They are an association only for the purposes of set tlement, and holding claims. Among them are inen of almost every sect and parfv, religious and political, that we find any where. The location of this colony is one of the most beauti'u! spots in Minnesota.— Objection has been made to it, because it is “up a slough six miles,” uhere steamboats can never run. This matter about boats not going there, at least in high water, is all stuff. We u ill guaran tee they will find their way up whenever there is a load ol produce to bring out. — I he water had lallcn considerably when we were there ; still there was eight feel in the slough. The village is located upon a high and beautiful oak opening, j covered with a line growth of timber.— 1 The soil is good, with a clay sub-soil.— j Back is a valley, extending for fifteen or, twenty miles, composed of as rich and well disposed farming land as we ever | saw. Tlie grass in this valley at the! time we were there was knee high.— j Through the valley runs Rolling Stone creek, a mountain spring branch, leaping in beautiful cascades, and settling again in limpid crystal pools, alive with that regal delicacy of the finny tribe, the! | speckled trout. Good limestone and j brick-clay have been found here. W e came to the conclusion, that if the j people of Rolling Stone did not succeed in building up a prosperous and inde pendent agricultural community in a few j years, and making themselves and their families more happy and comfortable than i they were in the crowded cities of the East, it would not be the fault of the! country. The location has also the ad- j vantage of being healthy. It cannot be otherwise. Some sickness had taken ‘ place, but it resulted from exposure, and inattention to the first symptoms of diar- j rhea. The deaths had been three adults | and two children. One man was not ex pected to live when we left, and some children were ill with measles. We remained part of an afternoon and night at Wabasha Prairie, six miles be low. This beautiful and fertile prairie is too well known to most of our home readers to need description here. It is situated on the main channel of the river, with a good landing almost its whole ex tent, which is about twelve miles. The distance across, from the water to the bluff is from five to eight miles. We were hospitally entertained at the prairie by Rev. Mr. Ely and lady, formerly of Ohio, who have cast their lot in this new land, built a shanty, and are comfortably iniatiated into the mysteries of frontier life. Mr. Ely has been untiring in his efforts to administer bodily and spiritual comfort to the sick and disheartened at Rolling Stone, and immediately at bis own door, where all those who settle in the vicinity are landed. There are several of the right kind ol set'lers upon the prai rie. In addition to the family named, we formed the acquaintance of Dr. Childs, Mr. Thomas, former Secretary of the Farm and Village Asso ia'ion,Mr. Thomp son, Mr. Denman, the Messrs. Gear, and others, all of whom are improving ihe land and building bouses. We were in formed that every foot of this extensive prairie is already claime l. Back of it ihe country, similar to the whole of Minneso ta and Wisconsin below us, is cut by those beautiful and fertile valleys, such as we have described at Rolling Stone.— Those immediately in the rear of Waba sha Prairie, and below there to the lowa line, forty miles or mare, l ave been most ly claimed and settled since the opening of navigation. Perhaps over two hun dred families have removed upon these lands. After the treaty is ratified, they will need many things to complete their social arrangements —post-offices, post roads, new counties, county officers, and all these necessary fixings. This is a re mote part of the Territory from the capi tal ; and as the immediate interests of St. Paul are not promoted by its rapid settle ment, citizens here arc apt to overlook its wants. But it should not be so : and it shall not be so, so far as we are concern ed. The Minnesotian is as much at the service of the people down that way, as though they lived here in St. Paid. They must have their post-offices and their new counties whenever thev want them Facts and Faitcirs. Wednesday morning, at a few minutes before 5 o’clock, a strange steamboat whis tle in these waters was heard below the point. It did not take long to manifest to that portion of St. Paul, who were out ol bed, that the new packet, West Newton, was approaching our landing. Before peo ple who bad been awakened by her whistle could get their clothes on. she was at the landing. She is a regular teener to run ; and we believe it is conceded she is the fastest boat now above St. Louis, except, perhaps, the A Ilona. She made the run Irorn St. Louis to Galena last week in -11 hours and 39 minutes, the quickest trip ever made. The St. Louis papers had just finished blowing about a “quick trip” of one of the Keokuk packets, between the same points, in JO hours. The New ton arrived at Point Douglass in 30 hours from Galena, having made all the usual landings. Ilad she come on up to Saint Paul, instead of going to Stillwater first, she would have arrived here in about 32 hours. Capt. Harris is certain she can make two Irips per week, and do all bu siness that may offer, with case. Her card, announcing her hours of departure from St. Paul, will be found in our ad vertising columns. She is not as large as some of our packets, but is lilted up in elegant style, and her accommodations are not surpassed by any other boat in the trade. She is bound to become a favorite forthwith. The Ben Campbell will certainly be here to-morrow or Monday, no accideiu preventing. She was detained in St. Louis some days, to finish painting, and Capt. Lodwick was very ill; but she wouid be in Galena in lime to leave upi n her regular day—yesterday. Competent judges who have examined her, sr.y that she is the most elegant and commodious of all the new packets that have appeared upon the waters of the Mississippi this season. We believe she makes no pre tensions to very fast running. The St. Louis Intelligencer has the followin'/ of her: ! Another Fine Boat. —Capt. M. W. Lodwick's new Galena and Si. Raul mail packet, Ben Campbell, recently built at j Pittsburgh, under his immediate super intendence, made her first appearance at lour wharf yesterday forenoon. The Ben ! Campbell, from outward appearances, is a boat ofllie first water, and a glance with j >'» her spacious, well ventilated and su | perbly finished cabins and state-rooms, i " ill snihee to stamp her as a No. 1 first | class passenger and freight packet. In i Lict, her cabin is one of the handsomest I «’« have ever seen on a boat of her size, j new in style. neat, comfortable, and even luxurious, with every improvement inge nuity and genius could suggest, and every eomlort and appropriate luxury money could procure. Capt. Lodwick,'her com mander and owner, may feel proud of bis new craft, which we arc free to sav is one of the very best Pittsburgh built boats we have ever seen at our wharf. ] Her dimensions arc, length on deck, 200 feet; beam, 29 1-2 feel; hold, 5 feet; her cylinders are 18 1-2 inches in diameter, with six feet stroke. She has three boil ers, 40 inches in diameter, 24 feet long. She is also furnished with a “doctor,” fire engine, hose, with all the necessary ac companiments. Her wheels are 26 feel in diameter, with ten feet buckets The hull was built by Messrs. E. &. N. Por ter &. Co., of Shousetown, seasoned mate rial and an extra quantity of fastening. The cabin was designed by Charles Goer ing, and built by James Millinger. Her machinery by Warden & Lee, of Pitts burgh. M-ssrs. Melvill of the Dr. Franklin, Girdon of the St. Paul, Pym of the West Newton, Brooks of the Nominee, and Dawley of the Golden Era, have kept our office so well supplied with papers this week, that wc have had very little use for mails until just this moment — | Friday afternoon—when -we are very anxious about that Democratic Vice Pres idency, and the Platform, before we go *o press. The Excelsior, old Doctor, or West Newton ought to come in now, just to accommodate us. | The St. Paul on her trip up last Man day, started out of Galena with the 'a’gest passenger list ever carried from that port to poin's above. She brought nearly two hundred to this place. The Monday packet will have a goodly company of St. Paul folks, going down. Rev. Mr. Merrick, of the Episcopal Mis sion, we regret to learn, is compelled to go East on account of ill health, and will leave on Monday. Charles J. Hcnniss, Esq., Collector of the Port, .also goes East upon business of a very delicate nature. May lie not falter and turn back ! * Notwitbstan ling the wind of Sunday made some bad work with Stces’ new building on Third street, all damages were repaired, and the lop brick was laid by Thursday. A flag is filing there now. to denote, wc suppose, that the building is finished. It certainly cannot be they have been thinking anything up atop there. It is a fine structure, and adds much to the appearance of Third street. The first court ever held in the new county of Chisago convened at Taylor’s Falls on Monday last, his Honor, Chief Justice Fuller presiding. They have an expeditious way of doing things up there. The grand jury were charged and sent out at nine o’clock the first day. In an hour or so they had a chap indicted for selling liquor. He was immediately put upon his trial, and by one o’clock was tried and convicted. Very little business was before the court, and it adjourned Wednesday. Taylor’s Falls is a rapidly grow ing place, and has the right kind of a population to push it ahead. They take more newspapers there than at any other post office on the St. Croix, save perhaps Stillwater. There was a mistake in the Telegraph ic report, published some time since, that the bill for the completion of the public buildings of Minnesota had been killed in the House. All our bills, save the one granting land (otlic St. Paul and St Louis I river railroad, arc in a very favorable stage to get through Congress. There | has been some very interesting debates upon these bills, which we would be glad to publish had we the space. The es sence of what was said has, however, appeared in the other St. ! alii papers. Mr. Sibley, as usual, stood up to the work manfully, and battled his measures ■ through. Fatal Disease. —We learn from a ! gentleman just fioin Dubuque, that the cholera broke out in that city oil Wednes day evening last, and that a number of citizens and lumbermen have died. We j 'earn. also, that some eleven persons died |on Saturday—-among others. Mr. Emer son, brother of J no. S. Emerson of this i city. Thus far, the disease has been very ‘atal, and appears to be spreading.— GW. •Jeffersonian. A gentleman who arrived by the Nom inee on Thursday, informs us' that there were nine or ten deaths in one day at Du buque. The sickness was mostly con lin ed to that part of the town known as Dub lin. Murder. —We learn from the las'. La Crosse Spirit of lie Time , that a Mr. ■Limes Richardson was brutally murder ed a few days since on Black river at I lie “In lian Gr. ves. ’ by a man named Gro ver. A quarrel between the parties had grown out of (h g-shoi ting, jealousy, Sic., end upon the day of the murder they met, : n 1 without notice, it appears, Gro ver seized a knife and plunged it into the breast ot Mr. Rich ladson. killin'? him al most instantly. Grover had been arrest ed. and was in the custody of the officers at La Crosse.— GW. Jeff. Another murder has recently been coin | niitted near La Crosse—a shocking, cold [ blooded outrage. A man who had arri j ved there with a team and some money, i went out to look for land. He was fol lowed by a desperate villain, who mur dered him. took the team and money, and dressing himself in his victim’s clothes, undertook to pass for the murdered man. He was arrested. Verily, our little neighbor is getting her name up. A gentleman by the West Newton brought up a fine lot of shrubs and flow ering plants monthly roses, geraniums, &c. He has them for sale next door , above Farrington’s store. They are really worthy the attention of our lady j friends, and all others of sufficient good ( • astr to love flowers, , Some writer in the Democrat (we pre sume one of the aggressor’s attorneys or some one of their jackalls) sets up a piteous howling at the prospect a certain indi , viduul has of losing a considerable quan tity of liquor, which he brought here knowingly in violation of law. Now, we hope to see no jot or tittle of the rigor of (lie law abated in this case of flagrant violation, for an open and flagrant viola tion it is. and so will an impartial jury decide when the facts are all known.— This is no question any longer between temperance men and anti-temperance men —between teetotlers and drinkers. It is a question as to whether this community will sustain the law of the land, or allow it to be trampled under foot. And we can tell the steamboat owners and ship pers below, that the orderly and law abiding citizens of Minnesota will be very apt to remember the boats and the men who are instrumental in sending li quor among us, contrary to law. The Nominee had no kind of business, —more especially as she professes to be a strictly temperance boat—to receive this freight at Galena. Wc arc satisfied, however it was an oversight, and she will not do the like again. But it will not do for gentlemen to set up in defense of their guilt} client, that he was ignorant of the existence oi the law when he shipped the liquor. If such be the fact, how was it that he agreed to bills of lading s.t Galena, containing certain unusual reservations in la\or ol t lie beat, in case the liquor should be seized upon its arrival here ? lion. Martin McLeod was in town this week. He has been spending the spring upon the Minnesota river, troin Lac qui Parle all along shore down. He states that the smaller branches of the Upper Minnesota have been much higher this season than last. The tipper Indians are impatient lor the ratification of the trea ty. Henry Jackson and others from Makato. and Mr. J. Catheart, from Le Sueur are also down. They have planted their crops, and now await the Senate’s permission to go and cultivate their.. Onr friend and fellow-citizen, W. B. White, Esq., who is rusticating amid the scenes of his boyhood, in Massachu setts, writes that Gen. Scott is bound to be the Wi ig nominee. The idea which prevails in the West to some extent, that Mr. I* illmorc is the second choice of Mr. Webster's friends in Massachusetts, is erroneous. We thought so all the while. We have been favored ly U?. Bortip with the perusal ol a letter just received from J. B. Culver, of Eon du Lac, Lake Superior. The lake was still mil of ice. from La Point? t„ that place; and there was no probability of its clearing out be fore the lOdi inst. He says : “We found the head of the lake full of ice. down as tar as Bark Point. Wc were three days working through the ice, cor.ldling all the way. It cannot clear cu'ircly before ihe lOih ol June. The wi'er lias been very high at Fon du Lie, up to the top of the counter in our store. Ii was horrible when the ic-e went out. (Hi May.) I removed all of the goods to the top of the hill, fearing the whole establishment would be swept away. The ice came dow n in huge cakes, four lect thick ” Ihe current in the riierat the time of the ireshet was so strong that it could not be stemmed with a light canoe. This mass of ice which has till now rested upon the bosom of Izike Superior, ac counts for the chilling breezes we occa sionally receive from that quarter. The hurricane of last Sunday must have been a strong one to prostrate a I name so well put together as that of the Kittson House. It will not delay the completion of the building a great while, as < lie saw mills are busy ;i t work getting out lumber lor the purpose. Col. Donseman is here, and thinks the Treaties will ecitabily be ratified so soon as the nominations arc through with. No man is better posted upon ireaty mat ters than Col. Houseman. Business continues not so brisk in St. Paul as might lie expected .-.t this season of the year. This is owing to the eon tinned suspense about the treaties; and it will he so until they are ratified. Still there is considerable doing among our re tailers. Farming has been much more extensively gone into than upon any form er year, which in due time, if the season prove good, will have its effect upon trade. No finer weather could possibly be given our farmers than they have had to get in their crops. The lumbermen have scarcely yet commenced sending the product of their last winter’s labor to market. Lory few logs have gone out of the St. Croix, and none from the Miss issippi above the mouth of that tributary. The boats continue toarrive crowded with passengers and well freighted. We would call the attention of citizens and strangers to the new advertisement of Messrs. Pattison & Benson. Also, see World’s Fair; Calhcart & Tyson’s new stock of Groceries, and all other custom ers of ours, new and old. The noblest qualities wherewith na lure Ins endowed woman for the gooJj* the world, is maternal love ;hV love which seeks m return.