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St. Paul, Minnesota. SATURDAY, JULY 3,1852. FOB PRESIDENT OF THE EXITED STATES, GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT, or NEW JERSEY. FOB VICE PRESIDENT, WILLIAM A. GRAHAM, Or NORTH CAROLINA. TREATY RATIFIED—PROSPECTS AHEAD. Since our last, the most important news to Minnesota that ever found its way up the Mississippi has carried joy to the heart of every man, woman and child, white and red, in the Territory. The Sioux treaties are ratified, and from this time henceforward we assume before the world the position which nature has as signed us. This is of more—much more importance to us than Presidential nom- i inations, or the decision of Presidential contests, whichever way they may go. The news was telegraphed to Galena i on Wednesday evening of last week, first by Senator Jones of lowa, and immediate ly after by Mr. Sibley to the Galena and St. Paul press. The Excelsior, just one year and a day from the time she left our landing to carry Commissioners Lea and Ramsey to Traverse des Sioux to ne gotiate the treaty, brought the glad tidings from Galena, arriving on Saturday after noon, about five o’clock. Of course there was a general rejoicing. Bonfires were kindled in the evening, speeches made, and every demonstration of delight mani fested which our long hoping people could think of, after so continued a suspension of the consumation of their dearest wishes. It is needless to attempt a prediction of the results, immediate and prospective, which will flow from this act of the Gov ernment. Already has a great change ta ken place for the better. Business has revived, and people have more confidence in each other, in their own plans, and in the country. Let us all now move with a firm determination and a steady hand, and a glorious future awaits us. Nothing can now check Minnesota if she is but true to herself. VERMILIO.Y FALLS, POINT DOUGLAS AND PRESCOTT. We paid a visit to each of these places Monday and Tuesday of this week. With our fellow-citizen, Dr. Thomas Foster, and Messrs. Turner and Harris, of Penn sylvania, we landed from the Ben Camp bell at Bailly’s, or Olive Grove, a short distance above Point Douglas, on the west side of the river, and proceeded to take a view of the region thereabout. Mr. Bad ly has a most eligible location for a town, with an excellent landing in front. The country back of it being of the most fer tile character, it must soon rise to a place of some note. L'pon the adjoining claim, Dr. Foster has erected a neat cottage, af ter the “ early pointed style,” and intends removing his family thither as soon as his improvements are completed. He has a most beautiful location upon the bor ders of a lake, and bounded south by the V ermilion river. The falls of the \ ermilion are three fourths of a mile distant—a most excel lent and extensive water-power, surround ed by as romantic scenery as can be found in the North-west. Here we found our friends, Van Rensalaer, Truax, and the brothers Orsborne, hard at work, crops looking well, and themselves hearty, rug ged and cheerful, after a suspended resi dence upon the Sioux lands of several months. The Vermilion is a beautiful clear stream, running through a high, roll ing country, timber and prairie, of the same character and beauty w hich we generally find upon the w'est side of the Mississippi. There are some natural curiosities along the V ermilion, which upon our next visit we will examine more minutely. Near the mouth of the river, upon an unusually heavy timbered tract, Mr. E. F. Parker, an ex-typo, has a claim house, and is living alone in the shady solitudes. Through the politeness of Mr. Truax, we were ferried over to Point Douglas, where we passed the night with friend Barker. He was about transferring his hotel to the new house which he has built at Prescott on the opposite side of Lake St. Croix. Point Douglas appears to be standing still at present; but it will take a start one of these days. It must ever continue a point of importance as a place of shipment for the produce raised upon the unsurpassed fanning region adjacent. As the resources of the country back to wards Cottage Grove are developed, Point Douglas will grow. Prescott is going ahead rapidly. It has risen from nothing within the past few months, and is now a town, as large as St. Paul was when we first saw it. The new saw mill in course of erection is near ly finished. It is a fine, substantial struc ture, and when completed will be one of the best in this region. Mr. Barker’s new hotel building is a large and complete house, and is now open for the accommo dation of the public. It was much need ed, as the emigration has been so great this season that people were forced in some instances, we were informed, to sleep and eat out of doors. Several other new buildings are going up. and many more would be erected immediately but for the scarcity of lumber. The country back of Prescott is a most admirable and excellent farming region, and is settling rapidly. The land is per haps better adapted to raising winter wheat that on this side the lakp. This part of Wisconsin should be better known to people living in the eastern and south ern part of the State. We presume it will be soon, as a railroad charier has been obtained for a road from Prescott to Fort Winnebago. Of this more anon. THE NOMINATION—THE PLATFORM. The nomination of Gen. Scott appears to be every where received by the people with the most enthusiastic rejoicing. It requires no efforts at “drumming up” to get up ratification meetings. The people flock together spontaneously to ratify the doings of the convention. At the South, where it was feared by a portion of his party and hoped by the whole of the oth er, that his nomination would be received with coolness, the exact reverse proves to be the result. Soon after the.nomina tion was effected, Senator Jones, of Ten nessee. rose in the convention, and read a despatch from Gen. Scott, fully endors ing the Whig platform, in all its particu lars, and pledging himself to stand by it. This announcement was received with great enthusiasm, particularly by the Southern delegates, who severally rose in their places and pledged their hearty support to the nomination. The follow ing despatch from Washington gives evi dence of the feelings of the other distin guished gentlemen whose names were so prominently before the convention : Washington, June 22d. A large number of our citizens, with a band of music waited on Gen. Scott at his lodgings last night, who appeared on the balcony and made a short address. The crowd then visited Messrs. Fillmore, Manguin and Webster, who severally made good-humored addresses. Messrs. Fillmore and Webster expressed them selves perfectly satisfied with the nomi nations. Mr. Mangum delivered a warm eulogium on Gen. Scott. Gen. Scott re ceived the news of his nomination with expressions of gratitude to the greit par ty which he said had seen fit to make him its standard bearer. A great many political and personal friends called on him in the course of the day to tender him their congratulations. Mr. Fillmore heard the result with calm and dignified complacency, so characteristic of the man, warmly expressing the hope that the Whig party of all sections would rally for the General and elect him. He as sured his friends that he looked forward to the retirement from public life with teelings of far greater sol fact ion than he could had he received the nomination. Mr. Webster also expressed himself per fectly satisfied with the nomination, and does not seein to be much disappointed. ] A despatch of the same date, to one of the Baltimore papers, cont dns a more full account of this spontaneous demonstra tion at Washington. As Gen. Scott’s happy little speech is given in full, wc copy the whole of the despatch : IV ithout public notice, or apparently previous concert, several thousands of our citizens, with a fine band of music, marched in procession this evening, along Pennsylvania Avenue, to the residence of j UrciiG rnl Scott. The band played “ Hail to the Chief,” anu loud and prolonged cheers were given. General Scott ap peared at the balcony and addressed the assemblage as follows: Gentlemen : This is the first political greeting I have ever received. This manifestation of your kindness touches my heart deeply, coming as it docs from my near neighbors and friends. My residence in the city of Washington has been very agreeable to myself. This city was laid out under the eye and direction of the immortal Washington, and I trust the prosperity of the city will continue to advance with the growth of the Union until it becomes every way worthy of the Union, and ot him whose name it bears. I trust, gentlemen, that so long as I shall continue amongst you, the same friendly relations will be cultivated, whether I con tinue to occupy the position of a soldier, | or shall be elevated to that of Chief Mag istrate. Gentlemen, the high honor which the Baltimore Convention has conferred upon me, over my illustrious and friend ly rivals—the Chief Magistrate of the country, and the Secretary of State, al ready known to fame—was wholly un merited, and will be a cause for my mak- I in g greater efforts to merit the ap ; probation of my country and of that Con vention. I know that much anxiety and ; many trials are to be passed through be fore the ratification of the people shall be heard. Whether it shall confirm the ac tion of the Convention or not, I shall be satisfied, for I know that it will be con ferred upon a man deserving your confi dence. In whatever position I may be placed, it shall continue to be the great aim ol my life to discharge my duty to my country. If I should be elevated to that distinguished position for which I have been named, I shall seek so to con | duct myself as to merit the confidence ; which you have so kindly bestowed upon me, m advance. Gentlemen, you find me greatly fatigued and exhausted, and tor the present I can only thank you for this kind congratulation, the first*of the kind which I have ever received, and bid you all a good night. After enthusiastic cheers, the process ion proceeded to Secretary Graham's, j ''here, in response to patriotic music and loud calls, that gentleman appeared and made a neat and brief address. .L. resi( i e nt Fillmore was next visited hy- after some delightful ceived with tremendous applause They next proceeded to Secretary Cor win’s dwelling, but to the cheers and mu sic there was no reply. Senator Mangum came next on the route, and the procession having halted, he came forward and addressed them.— He alluded to Bunker Hill, and eulogized Gen. Scott in the highest terms. He pledged old North Carolina to his sup port, and had no doubt but a grateful country would elevate him to the Chief Magistracy. Mr. Webster was then visited. He had retired, but opened the window and said: You have been engaged in the performance of a great public duty—the selection of a man for the office of Presi dent of the United States. It has hap pened my name was before the Conven tion. Their choice has fallen upon anoth er. probably for the best. One thing he could assure them ; in principle and prac tice he remained unchanged. No man in the assemblage could sleep better than he would to-night, and in the morning, God willing, he would rise with the lark, and though the lark was a better sonster than himself, he would not rise with more joc und heart to greet the purplings of the East. He thanked them for the kind compliment they had paid him, and bade them good night. On passing Brown's Hotel, loud cheers were given fer N. K. Hall, Postmaster General, but probably on account of his recent severe affliction that gentleman did not appear. The assemblage then dispersed in excellent order. A private letter from Philadelphia, da ted the 22J, says the enthusiasm mani fested in that city at the nomination of Scott has never been equalled by any similar event. A great ratification meet ing was to take place that evening in In dependence Square, at which numerous prominent orators from the South would be present. The 53d ballot of the Whig National Convention, upon which Gen. Scott was nominated, stood as follow : Scott, - - - - 159 Fillmore, - - - 112 Webster, - - - - ‘2l During the six previous ballots Scott had gradually advanced from 135 to 148, only one less than was required to nomin ate. Mr. Graham was nominated lor l ice President upon the second ballot. It stood thus : Graham, - 223 Bates, - - - 52 All others, ... 7 Upon the first ballot, Mr. Bates had the highest vote—some ninety or more ; but we presume it was deemed best to compliment an undoubted Whig State, and one that had never previously receiv ed such an honor at the hands of either party, by giving one of her most distin guished sons the nomination. The Wcet would have preferred Mr. Bates, or Mr. Jones, or Mr. Crittenden, but it is all right as it is. We give below the “Whig Platform” as adopted by the convention previous to the nomination. There is no dodging or prevaricating about this, but a broad and full declaration of Whig principles ; such as all true Whigs delight to do battle for. We call particular attention to the clear declaration in favor of improvement of rivers and harbors. The difference be tween this and the Democratic doctrine j is very plain : ! The Whigs of the United States in j Convention assembled, adhering to the great conservative republican principles by which they are controlled and gov erned, and now as ever relying upon the intelligence of the American people, with an abiding confidence in their capacity for self-government and their devotion to the Constitution and the Union, do proclaim the following as the political sentiments and determination, for the establishment and maintainance of which their national organization as a party was effected— -Ist. The government of the United States is of a limited character, and it is confined to the exercise of powers ex pressly granted by the Constitution, and such as may be necessary and proper for carrying the granted powers into full ex ecution, and that all powers not thus granted or necessarily implied are express ly reserved to the Stutes respectively and to the people. 2d. The State Governments should be held secure in their reserved rights, and the General Government sustained in its constitutional powers, and that the Union should be revered and watched over as the palladium of our liberties. 3d. That while struggling freedom everywhere enlists the wannest sympa thy of the Whig party, we still adhere to the doctrines ol the Father of iiis country as announced in his Farewell Address, of keeping ourselves free from all entan gling alliances with foreign countries and of never quitting our own to stand upon foreign ground—that our mission as a re public, is not to propagate our opinions or impose on other countries our form of government by artifice or force, but to teach, by example, and show by our suc cess, moderation and justice, the blessings of self-goverment, and the advantages of free institutions. 4th. That, as the people make and control the government, they should obey its Constitution, Laws and Treaties as they would retain their self-respect, and the respect which they claim and will enlorce lroin foreign powers. sth. Revenue sufficient for the ex j penses of an economical administration of the government in time of peace, ought to jhe derived from a duty on imports, and not from direct taxation ; and in laying such duties, sound policy requires a just discrimination, whereby suitable encour agement may be afforded to American Industry, equal to all classes, and to all portions of the country. 6th. The Constitution vests in Con fress the power to open and repair har ors. and remove obstructions from navi gable river*, and it is expedient that Con gres* should exercise »uch power when ever such improvements are necessary for the common defence, and for the pro tection and facility of commerce with foreign nations, or among the States— said improvements being in every in stance, national and general in their char acter. 7th. The Federal and State Govern ments are parts of one system, alike ne cessary for the common prosperity, peace and security, and ought to be regarded alike with a cordial, habitual and immov able attachment. Respect for the author ity of each, and acquiescence in the just constitutional measures of each, are du ties required by the plainest considera tions of national and individual welfare. Blh. That the series of acts of the 31st Congress—the act known as the Fu gitive Slave Law included —are received and acquiesced in by the Whig party of the United States as a settlement in prin ciple and substance of the dangerous and exciting questions which they embrace, and so far as they are concerned, we will maintain them, and insist upon their strict enforcement until time and expe rience shall demonstrate the necessity of further legislation to guard against the evasion of the law 019 the one hand and the abuse of power on the other— not impairing their present efficiency, and wc deprecate all further agitation o£ the questions thus settled as dangerous to our peace, and will discountenance all ef forts to continue or renew such agitation, whenever, wherever, or however the at tempt may be made, and we will maintain this system as essential to the nationality of the Whig party of the Union. Facts and Fancies. All the Minnesota papers are interest ing this week. The Express, of St. An thony, comes down on Socialism with some good and well-aimed “licks,” besides containing much other interesting matter, and the usual weekly escapement of gas about running our class of steamboats to the Falls. The Democrat we have no ticed elsewhere; but must say in this place that the editor’s business article is rather doleful and gloomy, and calculated to injure Saint Paul, and Saint Paul credit abroad. We think it uncalled for at this time. The Pioneer states truly and for cibly some important things wanted im mediately by St. Paul, and which St. Paul must have, if she expects to “go right along.” The editor also informs the pub lic that his “horse steam ferry boat” will be ready to navigate in a few days. Here is one of the things wanted, and wanted badly—this road upon the west side of the river to Dubuque. It is much the shortest winter mail route south, and the country over which it will pass is highly adapted to an easy and cheap construction of the work; although we hardly think the bridging and grading can be got through with by means of a “general bee.’’' Our neighbor of the Pioneer says : “We require, immediately, a good road, opened straight through from St. Paul to Dubuque, with all needful preliminary surveys, and adequate bridges, tu be built, if need be, by subscription or by tlie labor of our own hands, or by our labor, going out to meet the labor of lowa, in opening a road to Dubuque, at once. We are half inclined to fix a day, when wc will turn out in a general Bee, and meet our neighbors from the South, at least half way, with a spontaneous road , got up suddenly with our own hands.” Wednesday. June 30, 12 M—Steamer Dr. Franklin, No. 2, left St. Paul for St. Anthony. Price charged for the adventure, SSOO. Six P. M., had reached a point one mile below C'heever’s,and some four teen, by the river, above St. Paul. At dark, laid up on the other side. Seven A. M. Thursday morning, reported still laid up, and all hands ashore, cutting wood. Four P. M., same day —a report has just been received that the boat is near where she was this morning, no higher up, choked in between huge bould ers—Capt. Brock refusing to attempt any further headway up stream unless he is fully indemnified in the value of his boat. Half an hour later—News is received that the citizens of St. Anthony, with their accustomed enterprise, have insured the boat against all loss, provided she will make the attempt to reach Cheevcr’s. Five, P. M.—Stage just in from St. An thony, by which we learn that the No. 2 reached Cheever’s at two o’clock, twenty six hours from St. Paul—distance fifteen miles—thus beating the West Newton’s quickest time, from Galena to St. Paul, six hours and twenty minutes ! This was said to be the contest, and the No. 2 has nobly won it. A splendid ball on board last night to celebrate the victory, at which St. Paul and St. Anthony shook hands, cordially, and with the best of ieeling towards each other. Friday, 12 M.—Franklin No. 2 arrived at St. Paul, having made the trip to Cheever’s and back in just foity-eight hours ! ! ! Among the visitors to Minnesota this week, we are happy to welcome C’apt. Hiram Bersie, the popular commander of the Golden Era, Galena and St. Louis packet. He came on the West Newton, W ednesday, and remains a few days to | enjoy the beauties of the country. VV hat is the reason those improvements upon Third, Fourth, and Jackson streets have been stopped ? The work has just gone sufficiently far to render these thor oughfares impassable. There can be no imaginable excuse for allowing it to stop at this stage. Major Jacob J. Noah has been select ed to deliver the oration at the general celebration of citizens, which will be held at “ The Cave,” on Monday, and Dewitt C. Cooley, reader of the Declara tion of Independence. An impression prevails in the minds of some, that this celebration was gotten up in a spirit of factious opposition to the Temperance celebration. Such wc known was not the motive of very many who participa ted in the primary meeting, and are ac tively engaged in the necessary prepara tions. Rev. Mr. Cressey will deliver the oration at the Temperance celebra tion. The continued drought for the past six weeks has demolished the theory enter tained by some, that the soil of Minneso ta could not stand dry weather. The crops still look remarkably well, although their growth is much retarded for want of rain. We expect to get it heavy, just at the time good weather is needed—in har vest. The Baptist congregation of St. Paul have ordered a fine large hell for their church, from the foundry of Geo. L. Hanks, Cincinnati. They found the bell could be purchased upon much better terms at that point than at Troy or other places East. We know Mr. Hanks, and know his bells, and can recommend them to all who may wish to purchase. We invite attention to his advertisement. Some several millions of feet of logs have been collected in the boom above town since it was completed. The busi ness of rafting at the boom has been going on briskly for several days. Thursday we learned the first raft was about ready to leave for St. Louis. The logs of this raft belong to J. 11. Stevens, of St. An thony, and will be run to St. Louis under the command of Capt. J. W. Cormack.— Several others will shortly follow. We notice some of our grocery and produce dealers busy filling orders of the raft captains for supplies. We regret to iearn that the low water will probably prevent a large proportion of the St. Croix lum ber from getting to market this season, and also some from above here on the tributaries of the Mississippi. New Candidates.— The Harrisburg!) Telegraph says, “ There are some gentle men in Baltimore, anticipating that the difficulty will be so great in regard to Fillmore, Webster and Scott, that a new man may be selected, and stand ready to propose Gov. Ramsey, of Minnesota, as the candidate for President, with Edward Stanly, of North Carolina, as Vice Presi dent.”—Baltimore Sun. If ever the representatives of the Whig party fall into the pernicious and anti-re publican practice of nominating men for the high office of President not previous ly put forth by the popular will of at least a respectable portion of those whom they represent, we hope the choice will never fall upon a worse man than Alex. Ramsey. Indeed, had it been deemed advisable to take up a new man, no better choice in the Union could have been made, or one that would have carried with it a greater prestige of success. But we don’t think the Governor cares much about running for President, at least until the people ask him to. Perhaps no man of his age in America, who has held so many respon sible public positions, lias been less of an office-seeker. The Democrat ibis week has an inter esting editorial about the upper country, which the editor visited a few days since. He reiterates what wc have often said, that (his region offers grealer induce ments to farmers than any other portion ol the Mississippi valley, and proves what he says by facts and figures. We make the following extract from his article, looking to a matter disconnected with farming, but one in which the friends of Christianity and education in the Territo ry and elsewhere should take a deep in terest. Not at all connected with any of the Boards at the East, Mr. Ayer and his assistants labor at great disadvantage, so far as worldly remuneration is concerned ; and we know of no persons in Minneso ta so much entitled to the consideration of all good and philanthropic citizens. If there is such a thing in the world as de voted, disinterested missionaries, in the strictest sense of the term, (and wc doubt not there are thousands) it is these people : “Rev. Mr. Ayer's Seminary, a short distance above, deserves especial notice. It is an independent mission school, on the manual labor system, the object being to make it as far as practicable, self-sus taining. Mr. Ayer has resided many years in the country, and deserves the assistance of the friends of education. He has a good two story frame school building, a comfortable dwelling, and some 40 acres in crops. Twenty-two pupils are in attendance, who are taught all the English branches and music. The fe males are taught housekeeping and nee dle work, and the boys agriculture. The teachers are, Rev. Mr. Ayer, Mrs. Ayer, Mrs. Sarah Mahan, Miss A. J. Fobcs, Miss Jane Merrill, Miss Harriet Nichols, and Mr. L. M. Ayer. The pupils give evidence of making rapid progress.— Many of them are half-breeds from dis tant posts. The teachers labor without specific reward, and deserve the pecunia ry aid of the enlightened and benevo lent.” The boats of the mail line now lie over at St. Paul from twelve to twenty hours nearly every trip. This is a great accom modation, and another evidence of the de termination of the officers and owners to do everything in their power to please the public. We regret to learn that the health of Capt. Lodwick is still so poor that he is unable to take command of his boat. Meantime, his brother has charge of the magnificent Ben, and does things up to the entire satisfaction of the travel ing public. That staunch old favorite, the Nominee, had a full trip up this week. | Among her passengers were our fellow citizen, Rev. Mr. Hobart, who has been absent since April, Mr. Mix, Mail Agent, and Mr. Huntington, of the Galena Ad : vertiser. The editor ol the .Vinnesotian makes his recent visit to St. Louis the subject of a long and admirably written article.— His delineations are exceedingly apt, and his hits decidedly palpable. We are sor ry that he didn’t learn that any place above St. Louis save Burlington, “ has Editors." Our neighbor of the Whig ought to get up a muss about it. Better call here next time he comes down.— Guess he’s a good fellow.— Quincy Her ald. Our Quincy cotemporary mistakes us. We didn t wish at all to detract from the merits of editors at other points, by speak ing well of our neighbors at Burlington, with whom we happen to be acquainted, while those at Quincy are entire strangers to us. The rapid growth and importance of the city of the limestone bluffs sufficient ly attests that she too has editors. Life spared, wc will, some time or other, drop in upon the Herald man to thank him in person for his voluntary compliment. The West Newton. —This favorite little boat is taking things through “from the word go,” making semi-weekly trips from Galena to St. Paul, while the oppo sition boats make hut weekly trips. Com petition between the two lines, has had the effect to reduce the passage to a mere ly nominal price, and it is pretty much the same with freights. The West New ton has become quite popular under the command of Capt. Harris, and is doing a large, if not a profitable business. Wc learn that Capt. Harris designs relinquish ing the command to Capt. Charles S. Mor rison, on account of ill health. Capt. M. left here last week on his way to Galena, for the purpose of taking charge of her.— St. Louis Bepublican. Capt. Morrison fully sustains his rep utation upon the Newton, as an efficient, polite and attentive commander. Ho keeps the little clipper moving, and no mistake. Last Saturday evening, she re ported herself at our landing in thirty-two hours, thirty minutes from Galena, which is the quickest trip ever made. She was not trying to make a quick trip, but atten ded to all her business along the way as usual. Upon a gool stage of water wc think she can come up in twenty-eight or thirty hours with ease. She was up again by sunrise on Wednesday morning, hav ing left Galena at eleven o’clock on Mon day, and called at Stillwater previous to coming here. Northern Tours.— A large party of ladies and gentlemen will go up to-day on the Nominee, for the recreation and pleas ure of a ride on the Mississippi. These parties are getting to he much in vogue, and we expect to see (he time when St’ Paul, St. Anthony, and other celebrities that arc yet to be discovered in tlie wide range of territory in the Northwest, will he resorted to by the people along the Lower Mississippi, in vast numbers— that St. Anthony will be sought as a Ni agara, and Sauk Rapids and Lacqui Park as a northern Newport or L ike George. Galena Advertiser. That’s right; and wc are thankful to our Galena friends for so often telling the world at large, that this is a comfortable and pleasant place to spend the hot months. All we want is more hotel room, and that will soon be obviated, as wc learn that Mr. Daniels has taken the whole range of Mr. Rice’s brick buildings on St. An thony street—store and dwelling—and will immediately open a hotel, and proceed to make large additions thereto. Added to this, the new hotel on Kittson’s addi tion is progressing rapidly. Sport ahead —A Grizzly Bear and Bull Fight.—A match lias just been got up, to come off at the Prairie House Course, on Saturday, July 3d, be tween a large and savage grizzly bear, (a female, called the Belle of California,) just arrived from California, by the way of the South, and a furious prairie bull, called “ Tuscogce.” The belle, they say. has been already tried several times, and they who should know what bar fighting is, say she is some in a “ skrimmage,” and nothing shorter. Bets arc now making that she will tear tlie very horns and head right off of “ Tuscogce,” in a little less 'han no time, and after she has done that, eat him up by way of a lunch before her dinner.— St. Louis Union. We read the above, and imagined for a moment wc were not in enlightened, free, Christian America, but iu Spain or Por tugal, or some of the appendages thereto. St. Louis fashion and refinement speaks of Minnesotians as a rude frontier people; yet were any fiend in human shape to come here and advertise such a brutally savage entertainment as this in any of our towns, his bear would be very apt to be set at rending him instead of the bull. The Senior Department of the Minne sota Female Seminary will open on Tues day, the bth of July. Those who wish to become pupils, can apply for informa tion to Rev. E. D. Neill or any of the instructors in that department. “Beautiful Bouquet. —We are in debted to our old friend, Jno. Evans, Esq., for a beautiful bunch of flower* of the season. He keeps the plants for sale at his horticultural garden.” We get the above from one of our ex* changes, we don’t this moment recollect where Few flowers are cultivated in Minnesota, save those grown in the great garden of nature, and which receive all the care bestowed upon them directly from the • hand of Him who causelh the rain to fall upon the unjust as well as the just. We often wish our people, particularly in tha towns and villages, would pay more at tention to the cultivation of flowers f though where so many beautiful varieties of wild flowers carpet our luxurian t prairies, perhaps it is not considered a . matter so essential to the good taste and enjoyment of the people. We received a l fine bouquet of these rich beauties of na -1 ture’s garden from the hands of some lit* 1 tie school girl friends some weeks since, ’ when we were quite unwell, and ought !to have thanked them for the pleasing gift at the time. We warrant it was more becoming and beautiful than the one from “Jno. Evans, Esq.;” besides the motive that dictated the sending of it, and the hearts of the little donors are more pure, and consequently in truer harmony with the present itself, than those of all the John Evanses, or other “ male creatures” in Christendom. Bou quets and John Evans! What a shock ing degradation of sentiment—what a step from the sublime to the ridiculous— what a blending of poetry with the flat est kind of prose! Our friend, Mr. G. IV. Farrington, has the finest variety of flowers we have seen in any garden about St. Paul. A contract was entered into on Thurs day for the erection of an extensive addi tion to the Central House. It is to be ol brick, three stories, fronting on Third street, and extending the full width of the lot. The wt rk will be commenced immediately, and completed in time for the fall business. Dr. Borup says he i« determined to have sufficient hotel room to accommodate all who may come; and we presume the two extensive buildings which he will have ready for use before the season closes, the Kittson and Cen tral, will about do it. We have half concluded not to ex change with any editor who writes the name of our town Sf. Paul's. The Pio neer, as well as ourselves, have endeav ored till wc arc out of patience to learn them there is no such place in Minnesota- Meant ime editors at home should be more careful in examining their proof-sheets. IVe notice the Democrat this week speaks ol St. Paul's—an oversight, doubtless. Mr. Johnson, late of the Galena Ad vertiser, was in town a few days this week. IVe regret to learn he has left the Advertiser, as he is a good writer, a staunch Whig, and a firm friend of Min nesota. 11. L. Moss, Esq., U. S. District At torney for Minnesota, is about to remove to St. Paul. His residence, as is known to most of our home readers, has hereto fore been at Stillwater. Maj. I- ridley, II innebago Agent, is hi town, in good health and looking well af ter the usual semi-annual conflict with his 1 elrac-tory children and their dependen cies. I he pockets of some of our ardent 81. Paul gents were lightened a few dime b} the advent ol the Franklin, No. 2, to Cheevcr s Landing. The transfer was into good hands, however. c hud the following paragraph, of some interest to our produce dealers, in the St. Louis News of the 25th: Adv ance in Pobk.—By a dispatch published in another column, it will be seen that mess pork was Held in New Orleans yesterday, the 21st, at S2O pci bbl. '1 lus is a higher price than it has attained before for years. The stock there is less than 10,000, and in the cn* lire West less than 25,000 bids. Ihe unterrified Tiger, with the ele phant and all the smaller animals aboard, came up on Thursday, and yesterday was talking of going up tlie Minnesota. Ma ny are anxious to take passage. Mr. R. M. Spencer, of the Ann of Spencer, Kirkpatrick & Markley, has re turned home alter a long, and we trust profitable, business tour to tlie cities of the Ohio river. Best Time Ev er Made.—The North* ern Indiana and the Mayflower came up iroin Uuffalo this morning “ on time,” the Indiana beating the Mayflower fifty-three minutes, and making her time from Buffa o to Cleveland only nine hours and forty seven minutes. The officers of the May* Mower give up beat and “ cave” with a good grace. Captain Bob IVagstaff runs the boat that carries the broom, having landed pas sengers in Cleveland at ten minutes be torc eight this morning, who left New lork alter breakfast, yesterday.—C7m land Herald. The completion of the Central Railroad across the peninsula of Michigan, has brought the cities of Detroit and Chicago within twelve hours of each other, and obviated the circuitous steamboat route of a thousand miles, through lakes St. Clair, Huron and Michigan.