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St. Paul, Minnesota. SATURDAY, AUGI’ST 7,1852. FOR PRESIDENT OF THE CSI.ED STATES, GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT, OP NEW JtnSLY. FOR VICE PItESIDKXT WILLIAM A. GRAHAM, or NORTH CAROLINA. The North-AVe»teru Indian.—Put, Present and Falars. A great change is about to to take place in the condition of s> large proportion of the most powerful nation of Indians of the North-West, residing entirely within the borders of the United States. VV e, of course, allude to the Dakotas. Large : and powerful bands, or we may say fed eral divisions, of these rude savages of the plain and wood, are now about to as sume a more intimate connection with the government than has heretofore been al lotted them. The Sissetonwans, the I Warpetonwans and the Warpekutees have never, until now, been participants in the j bountiful annuities which the United! States annually distributes to those of her '■ red children of whom she has, from time to time, acquired her national domain; while by the treaty of Mendota, the Mde wakantonwans have their annuities large ly increased over the trifling stipend of. fifteen or twenty thousand dollars, paid j them annually since 1837, for the lands j which now constitute the older settled j portions of Minnesota. By recent ad vices from Washington, there is scarcely a doubt that Congress will, before its ad journment, appropriate the sums neces sary to make the first payment under the treaties of Traverse des Sioux and Men dota. If this be done, the payment, in- | voicing the disbursement of about &600,- 000 in money, and considerable in goods and provisions, will, in all probability, be | made the coining fall. Of this immense sum, the Indians have already stipulated that $500,000 and upwards shall go to the payment of the debts due their tra ders. This, of course, let it fall into whose hands it may, will mostly go out of Minnesota as it comes—in boxes, leaving no beneficial effect of its brief advent among us behind. The remainder will I mostly go to pay debts contracted since the treaties were negotiated, or will be taken care of, as per stipulation, by the officers of the department, to defray the expenses of removal. It will thus be seen, that unless Congress provides for the disburse ment, at the same time, of the amount contemplated by a resolution recently in troduced for the purchase of the Hall- ; breed tract, the “Sioux money” of this year, large as the amount is, does not promise to extend itself widely into the j various channels of business. We do not \ mention this fact in any’ censorious or j complaining spirit—deeming it, as we do. but right and just that the traders should be paid what is due them to the last cent —but merely refer to it as a matter of in terest to our business men, and by way of cautioning them not to rely too greatly upon that source for a brisk fall and win ter trade. But in future years, the effect of the' disbursement of these large annuities j which fall to the Dakotas uiulcr the recent ! treaties, will be different. Their trade heretofore has been almost solely con- | trolled by one heavy firm. Those pecunia- ! rily interested in opposing the members of this firm, and political demagogues, have called it a monopoly. It is not ne cessary for us to enquire, in this place, whether the accusation be true or false. Suffice it to say, admitting the full force of the charge for present purposes, it has been a monopoly which has saved hundreds of the Indians from that inevitable des- ! truction which is ever the fruit of in discriminate competition in the Indian trade. The great destroyer of the race, ] whisky, has never passed the portals of 1 the Indian country through a trading post connected with the house of Pierre Chouteau & Co. On the contrary, the men connected with the trade have ever been the most vigilant in preventing the spread of this curse among the Indians, and have also labored unceasingly to ameliorate their temporal condition in other respects. Particularly is credit due to Hon. Henry H. Sibley, and those immediately in his employ and receiving their outfits through him, for their humane exertions to benefit the condition of the Dakotas. It is not to be expected, how ever, that hereafter things will be allowed to remain as they are. Already is the promise of largely increased annuities exciting to competition in the trade; and while we have the utmost confidence that the present officers of the Government will license no trader of improper char acter it is not to be expected that there Will fail to congregate on the frontier, ad jacent to the new home of the Indians many of the baser sort of white people! whose cupidity and avarice will lead them to commit any deed, however black, to secure money. While it must be admit ted, that to counteract the growth of evils so alarming, a great deal depends upon the character of the men sent among the. Indians as officers, and the manner in which they discharge their duty, still much more depends upon the white settlers near the frontier themselves. Let them, from the start, set their faces, as a wall of adamant, against the whisky seller. With the inexperienced settler who uses whisky himself, and thinks it no harm to give an Indian ? charm oi a cob' wet morning, let the more careful and judi cious reason and remonstrate. Let ihe word be in al* that rich and prom'-ing ' country •“ Win-ky shall not come among i us.” Had we our own way, we would 1 have a lav, confiscating every steamboat, or other craft, that enters the Minnesota river having on board a drop of this cuise | to man—white and red—and every team going toward the frontier under like cir cumstances. We see it as plainly as we , do the sun at noonday, that unless ti e people who settle upon the newly ceded lands are true to themselves in this re spect, we are to have a frontier beyond the mouth of the Blue Earth w orse, much i worse, in every |articular, for both the j Indian and well-disposed white man, than ■ was ever known upon the borders of Texas and Arkansas. The close prox imity to the Missouri river and the back settlements of lowa, and the facilities the country affords for reaching, overland, our frontier from those quarters, will bring upon our Indians and settlors near them, a horde of horse thieves, gamblers, cut throats and whisky sellers, unless the constant vigilance of officers and goM citizens be untiringly exercised. The carcass is large and fat, and there will the harpies l>e gathered together. From the character of the people now settling the Minnesota valley, we hope for the best. So far as we know, they are men of true stamina and moral worth. Their efforts to keep per.ee within their borders, and to nurture the holy' influen ces of law and religion within their dom icils, will be seconded by official integrity and the unceasing labors of devout min isters of Christ. The self-sacrificing spirit of the Missionaries who have so long labored among the Dakotas, will re ceive a new impulse, now that the field of temptation and crime is about to be en larged to the view < f the unlettered hea then; and we know enough of them to say with confidence, that they, at least, will never falter or fail in the discharge of their whole duty. The President of the United Slates, in the discharge of du ties incumbent on him by the amendment:, to the treaties, will act with, that broad philanthropy so characteristic oi his na ture, and with an eye singly' to the wel fare. present and prospective, of the red men. In all probability, he will select as their future home a portion of the reserve originally contemplated. We can say, on the best authority, that lie does not enter tain the remotest idea of sending them to | ° the Missouri river. We hope the suggestions contained in (he following will be immediately heeded. For the Miimcsotfan. In the latter part of 1848, a meeting was held in St. Paul to consider the “ best means of supplying the children of the town with school rooms lor the winter.” It was urged by some that were present, that the town then in its infancy, uught to erect a commodious building which would accommodate the scholars of the town, and at the same time answer for a house of worship for the several denom inations. The majority however, thought it better to erect a small school building on Jackson street. In the last eighteen months our district schools have been partial failures, owing to the crowded state of the rooms, and the difficulty of classifying the scholars. To employ teachers at the rate of fifty or sixty dollars a month, and furnish them wiih school rooms that will only accom modate half the scholars they might teach, and who would wish to attend, seems an extravagant proceeding. It is therefore suggested that the Trus tees of the several districts of the town of St. Paul, unite in calling a meeting of citizens at an early day, to discuss the propriety of erecting a Union School House, containing rooms for a male prin cipal and two or three female assistants. Should such a building be erected, twice the number of pupils could receive a bel ter education for the same amount of mon ey that lias hitherto been expended. As Superintendent of Common Schools, the writer has ventured to call the atten tion of the public to this important sub ject. Let the presses agitate the matter it the proper spirit, and something cannot fail to be done. Will the Demo, rat and Pioneer please copy this communication and make such comments, as they deem proper. E. D. N. The State of lowa stands in an envia ble position for a new State. The Treasurer gives the following notice: Treasurer’s Office, lowa City, ) July 20th, 1852. \ U h ? reb / given ’ to all holders of S th!?r °* a , n y date or denomina tion, that there are funds in the Treasury to redeem them. ISRAEL KISTER, State Treasurer. Good for lowa 1 What other member of the Union can make such a fair show of being out of debt ? Whig Extravagance.—' The present Whig administration, since it come into power, has paid, of the National debt, over seventeen millions of dollars. tmi.hed* * nI~ Jame * E ’ Be,ser » a di,tin wi hdmw«P em ° crat,c ” Politician, has fromlhe “Union" Pacts and Fancies. The feelings of the people of St. Paul were painfully shocked on Monday last, ' by learning that Mr. Elijah Terry, brother of John C Terry', formerly of the Min nesotiao office, had been murdered by a war parly of Sioux Indians who had made their wry to ihe settlements on Pembina liver. Mr. Terry left here last March to assume ti e post of tend er upon that distant frontier, but lias been cut down eve his career scarcely commenced. He was a young gentleman of unassuming .deportment, an exemplary Christian and universally respected by those who knew t him. With a companion, Mons. Zasle, a half-breed, he had started to the wood on the morning of his death to hew timber, when they were fired upon by five In dians in ambush. A hall broke Mr. Ter ry’s arm, and passing through entered his body below the shoulder. He was after wards shot through the body with arrows, tomahawked and scalped. M. Zastc w'as wounded in the face, but escaped. The evening previous, Mr. Rolette was fired upon, probably by these same Indians, a short distance from Mr. Kittson’s trading house. At last accounts, the settlers w'ere in a great state of alarm, and were con centrating for defence, and placing the women and children in a state of security. It is presumed that the leaders of this war party were Yanctons, accompanied probably by some of the Sissetons of Big Stone Lake. The scalp of Mr. Terry was in possession of Indians at the latter place a few days since. The party was probably the same that fired into Mr. Kitt son’s camp, a few nights after he left Pem bina on his recent trip to St. Paul. The recent murder of a valuable American citizen at Pembina, is one of the evil results growing out of the rejec tion of the Pembina Treaty by the Senate —an ill-advised act, for which wc great ly fear sortie of our own citizens are in a measure responsible. The Government should at least send troops on an excur sion to that frontier every season, and by right should have a permanent garrison there. Put this the War Department tells us is impracticable, and so it will be deemed until the present scenes of the South-western frontier are re-enacted upon our northern border. Gov. Ramsey is doing his utmost to prevent so disas trous a state of affairs. By Messrs. Kitt son and Cavileer, who were in St. Paul when the news of Mr. Terry’s death reached ! ere, he forwarded to Pemliinu, powder and lend, to I‘e used by the set tlers in ‘heir defence, also commissions lor regimental end company officers, in | order that a regiment for defence of the frontier might be formed. Col. Lee, commandant at Fort Snelling, was applied ,to for the lorn of a field-piece, but had not the authority to grant the request.— The Governor has also sent to Big Slone Lake to procure the scalp of Mr. Terry, and, if possible, to have arrested and brought in the Italians who killed him.— There is oo? much probability, however, in accomplishing this latter desideratum. j The Pcvc'cr.it is nt ilsnld work, trying to i uiuhtig the people of Minnesota again. It having failed so ••ften at ibis game, one I Would think it w-nld .lesist. It appears to forget all the while that our people are an intelligent, readiris; public, and when it misrepresents any matter of fact, its readers are quite as conscious of its men dacity as its editor. For instance, this week it asserts that Gen. Scott is so un popular with the army, hat none of the i Generals who ibiujit under him in Mcxi !co will support him. Now let tis see i who these generals all are: There is ! Brigadier-General Fainting —no, Frank lin Pierce; Major General Gideon J. Pillow, who was wounded in the coat sleeve at Cerro (fordo, and immediately j ran for dear life, exclaiming he was | “ shot all to pieces Gen. Shields, a gal lant and meritorious officer; Gen. Jo. I Lane, Gen. Quitman, Gen. Twiggs, Gen. j P. F. Smith, Gen. Cadwallader, all like wise gallant and true men, but all firm, consistent political opponents of Gen. Scott, save the officer last named, who, J we would inform the Democrat, is a sup j porter ot old Chippewa for the Presiden cy. Is there is anything unnatural or strange in the fact that these seven firm ! Democrats (one of whom is Gen. Scott’s I opponent in this contest) do not support him, any more than there is that Lewis Cass, Steperi A. Douglas, Win. Vilen, D. S. Dickinson, Jas. Buchanan, and Martin Van Buren and his son John do not?— But we will give our neighbor a speci men of the manner in which at least one of these Democratic Generals oppose Gen. Scott. Let him, and other lihelers belonging to his party, take a lesson from Gen. Quitman. While making a speech recently in Mississippi, he was asked his opinion of Gen. Scott, and replied as I follows: , "Die American people have never done Gen. Scott justice. The more that man s character and claims to distinction are canvassed, the higher will be the stand he will take in the admiration and irrati tude of his countrymen. I am a Demo crat, and consequently, differing widely as I do from Gen. Scott, on every politi cal question, can never give him my sup port ; but if there is a Whig in the Union for whom, under any circumstances, I could cast my vote for President, that Whig is Winfield Scott.” The electioneering machinery known as “ Campaign papers” has this year extended itself into every considerable town of the Union. We believe the Whigs have the greatest number of these missives afloat, so- 'e of them bearing rath er quaint tittles. At flarrisburgh, Pa , there is the “ Hasty Plate of Soupat Cleveland, the “Soup Bowl;” and so they run, al* over the country. Every body likes to read camjirigii papers in election times, provided their wit he not of too gross and personal a character.— By the way, do our friends over in Wis consin properly patronize the “Campaign Sentinel” of Milwaukee ? The Sentinel is one of the most ably conducted and spirited sheets in the North-west, and should be patronized extensively. Send for it, every one of you. Terms for the campaign : Itcenly-Jive cents per copy ! Some upstart, who it appears was once an officer of the army, has a communica tion in the St. Louis Democrat traducing Gen. Scott. He institutes several que ries r.s to what induced the Whig Con vention to nominate the General. Among others is this: “ Was it the wisdom, philanthropy, and : soldier-like general order No. 53, of 1842, in which he recognized the right of the soldier to corres|K>iid directly with the commander-in-chief of the army, 1 without the delay of submitting'a griev- i ancc to his company, post, regimental or ■ department commander ?” Grave offence, this, to allow common j soldiers to make direct complaint to the | commander-in-cluef of abuse of their rights and persons by subordinate officers! i Shouldn’t wonder if thousands of these same “common soldiers” recollected this : and other kind attentions of Old Chip’s, on [ or about the second of November next. ! The Deinoerat is happy to inform the Democracy of Minnesota that Gen. Scott is going to be badly defeated. We w ish our neighbor’s muddled pate would occa sionally strike upon something original. In this prediction, he l ut quotes from on address by Santa Anna to the Mexicans, just before the battle of Cerru Gordo.— One defeat is just about as probable as was the other. Gen. Scott was repudiated by Clay.— Democrat. Not content with slandering Air. Clay during his lifetime, the editor of the Deinoerat plays the hyena by following him inti his grave. On the authority of Gov. Jones, the only man In whom Air. Clay communicated his dying thoughts upon political mailers, we pronounce live above false. We heard the editor of the Democrat say. in a public conversation with some gentleman, just four years ago, that Scott was the greatest military man of the age, and that lie had a deep hold upon the affec tions of the American people, which, had he been nominated by the Philadelphia Convention, would have made him much the strongest candidate the Whigs could have brought out—a great deed stronger than Gen Taylor. Now’ he says it is all non sense to talk of Gen. Scott’s popularity i Dciiiocratic papers arc trying hard to get up a catch-name for their candidate. One of his biographers says he was in his youth “a wild young colt,” whereupon Prentice, of the Louisville Journal, re marks, “although there is no certainty that Frank Pierce was ever a raff, we can nevertheless vouch for his descent from a horse!" One editor styles him i“an old war-horse” We think this good, its far as circumstances will carry out the idea. He has certainly one attri bute of the war-horse mentioned in the book of Job—“He smellefh the battle ajar off!" A Democratic grand juryman insisted on a Presidential ballot in Ithaca last week. To accommodate him a vote was taken, and it stood, Scott 15; Pierce, 3; Pier son, 1. Hurrah for Pierson! — Elmira ( JV*. Y. ) Jirjmblican. Wonder if that's our Pierson ? Nomination. —Hon. Humphrey Mar shall, of Kentucky, has been nominated as Commissioner to China. It is regarded as a good appointment. He is a Fillmore man and a bolter front the nomination. The above is in the Pioneer in the form of a selected paragraph, but without credit. We don’t know where it came from, but the record proves the latter clause of the last sentence false. Mr. Marshall, it is true, was a strong Fill more man previous to the Convention, but < has since refused flatly, as he has slated in the Washington papers, to sign the! Toombs and Stevens manifesto, and if in the country at the time of the election, j will support the nominees. This may be a small matter and of no consequence out here ; but we don’t like the impres sion to go abroad that our excellent Whig \ President is playing false to his princi- i pies, when we know he is not. Crops of oats, wheat, corn and potatoes look remarkably well in the White Bear Lake settlement. In truth there is no richer agricultural region hereabouts than in that vicinity, and the settlers there are men of the right stamp to make a good country show itself in all its glory. The White Bear country is bound to go ahead. Elections. —The Presidential election* take place on the second day of Novem ber next, in all the States on the same day. Previous to that time the follow ing elections will be held : Alabama, Au gust 2d; Kentucky, Indiana, lowa, and Missouri, do; North Carolina and Ten nessee, August slh ; Vermont, Sept. 7th ; Maine, Sept. 13lh ; Georgia and Arkan sas, Oct. 4th; Maryland, Oct. Gth ; South Carolina, Oct. 1 Itli: Pennsylvania and Ohio, Oct. 12th. Wc believ e the above, erroneous as it is, has been in half (he )>apers of the coun try , and we at last find it in the Pioneer. There are no elections this nonlh, save in Imva, Missouri and North Carolina, all of which are now passed. The State election in Indiana is in October, the first Monday wc believe. Tennessee has no Slate election this year. The children of this country delight in candy.— Wim.onsin paper. Send for Gen. Pierce, then, by all means. lie, “although an entire strin - ger” to the Wisconsin population in pan talets and loose trowsers, will no doubt fork over a cent to those who arc “cry ing for candy” and have “no money to buy any.” Gen Pieiice. —lt has heev n matter of accident that the nominee Ibr the presi dency is less know n in the West than in any oilier part of the Union.— Pioneer. Our neighbor is mistaken. Gen. Pierce is well known in the West—known as having voted against every thing she ever asked for while he was member of Con gress, and against allowing a year’s sala ry to the destitute widow of President Harrison, one of the fathers of the West, who died poor in the service of his coun try. Rest assured, neighbor, the West know and appreciate Gen. Pierce. A few weeks ago all tlio Democratic papers were tierce upon Gen. Scott, charging him with having favored the bankrupt law of 1841. Tint it having been discovered that Win. R. King votel in 1827, for the passage of a much more .odious bankrupt act, we hear nothing I more about the matter. So their guns | are spiked, Chippewa fashion, as fast as they are aimed. xVIr. O’Conner, a young Irishman of Museali’ie, is stumping it Ibr Scut l through lowa. He is spoken of as a talented ami highly effective speaker.— Galena .hlv. Wc are glad to hear of onr old friend being in such go-nl business. A more gallant and true hearted son of the Emerald Isle is not is- the West. By the way. these “young Irishmen” are doing yeoman’s serviee all over the e..untry. Mr. Gibbons, an attorney of Cincinnati, and a talented ai d leading Irishman, until recently acting with llie Democrats, is stumping for Scott in Ohio. He says lie would as soon think of votrg for the | Duke ol Wellington for President as for a New Hampshire Democrat. If you want In see a specimen of 1852 whiggery, read the M. C’s. speed in the Uim csolian of last week.— Democrat. < >ur lieigldior has certainly beet: faint ing, a-la-Frank Pierce. “The M. C.’» speech in the Miiinesolian of last week” is a historical sketch of the battle of Lun d)’s Lane, by a gentleman who never thought of going to Congress. Try again, neighbor, when the blear gets oil’ your eyes. Did an\ prediction in political matters, made by the editor of the Democrat since he has resided in Minnesota, ever come t<> I pass ? No, not one. \\ ho then will put 1 confidence in his gassing about the elec tion of Pierce and King. The Whigs charge Gen. Pierce with i being a drunkard.— Democrat. This is wrong in the Whigs, if it he not true—a bad charge—almost as liad its Gen. Scott’s charge proved to the Mexi cans at Cherubusco, under which the New Hampshire General '■‘■fainted and fell from his horse!” 1 Gen. Leslie Combs is running all over the country, trying to get up a military furor in favor of Gen. Scott.— Dem. jia i /ter. i Gen. Combs is a gallant old Whig sol dier, and will do his duty in this light. He can “run and not weary—walk and not faint." We seek no controversy with the St. Anthony Express, and don’t intend to be driven into one, let the provocation be however great. We care not for its un just personalities contained in the num i ber of last week, but will keep the even tenor of our way, just as though we had not been charged with being mercenary. Our feelings towards the Express have always been of a different nature front those of it towards the Minnesotian; yet :we will not violate an obligation of duty, i however great the personal aggravation. We have, perhaps, done more to ensure the success of the Express than its edi tor is aware of, or has been seen to the ! public through our columns, or by our open acts. For all this we have been re paid by such ingratitude and misrepre sentation as was exhibited two weeks ago in the columns < f that journal, which truth and self-respect compelled us to no tice in the mild and gentle way we did. For this our character is blackened, and a further attempt made to injure our busi ness by further misrepresentation. But we have naught to fear from the Express in Benton county—where our nubscrip lion list is rapidly increasing, despite our neighbor’* effort to prevent it—or any where else. Wishing the Express long life and prosperity, with a slight infusion of the manly and Christian virtues into die heart of its editor, we drop this idle side talk, we trust forever. “ Go, little fly ! The world is surely wide enough lor thee and me.” First Green Corn — Early —Through the politeness of Win. Welch, of this village, our dinner table was supplied with excellent green corn, that was plucked front his garden this morning. This is very early, especially for this sea son, for corn, and is the first that we have heard of being picked. —. Madison ( IVis.) Palladium, 21s/ tilt. Call that early do you, away down south there, almost on the Illinois line. Wc had the article up here, grown in the neighborhood of St. Paul, three or four days before tbe 21st; although, as a dis tinguished American Senator once re marked, “ circuinstaiK es beyond our con trol’’prevented its coming upon our ta ble. Pierce’s name has always been attend ed with prosperous omens. He has always been a lucky man.— Pioneer. Very true. Had. he not fallen from his horse when on l.is way to the battle of Contreras, he might have been in the bat tle and fared worse. Had lie not faint ed ilip next day, just before the charge was made at Chcrubusco, some of the “greasers” might have let daylight through him. Had be got to Molino del Rey in time, he might have shared the fate of the gallant Martin Scott and other heroes who fell there. And had he not been taken sick a few minutes before Chepultcjici- was stormed, who can tell that lie would ever have lived to run for President by chance ? Yes, Pierce is a lucky man. The world lias not seen such a run of luck as l>e bad in Mexico since Fallstalf was at Shrewsbury. W. 13. White. Esq., Librarian, has ar rived home in good health from a three months’ tour East. He caine from New York to Galena in less than three days, lie is direct from Washington, but brings no public news of importance. The City or t:ie Plains. —Wc learn that it. M. ltice, Esq., has laid out a city in prospective, at Traverse des Sioux, to which he has given the above appropri ate name.— Democrat. We are always ready to do justice to Mr. Uii c as an enterprising citizen and energetic town builder, and doubt not that under his auspices Traverse des Sioux will s -on be :• place of considera ble note. JJul it strikes us, that instead of being “ appropriate, ” he has chosen a very singular and fatal name for his new city. 1\ e hope it will fare l»etter «’*d stand longer than those cities known by the same title, whose sail history is re corded in the nineteenth chapter of Gen esis, and that the character of the inhab j it ants may greatly vary from those dwcll | ing therein. Friday. three P. M.—No boat from | below since ti e Nomr-ec, Wednesday | morning. Where arc tlicy all? What lias become of tbc West Newton? Une 10l tbe mail boats is ..Iso due: but we hear talk of the Ben Campbell not run j niiig hereafter any further up than La Crosse, where she will change freight and passengers with the Dr. Franklin, which boat will ply between St. Paul and that port. The Jenny Lind and Black Hawk have gone below. Four o’clock. 1 lie Dr. Franklin arri, ed within tin last linur. Sbc met the Bon Campbell above Dubuque and took her freight and passengers. She experienced considera ble difficulty getting up, having grounded several times ; reports the West Newton gone to St. Louis, and ll>e Ben Campbell and Brunette also started below to go into tin- Keokuk and St. Louis trade. The Mail Com pa; iy have procured the 'Badger State and other light boats to run from Galena to St. Paul. Freight from Galena is now 50 cts. per hundred, and passage six dollars. Our old and much esteemed friend, Col. C. S. Todd, formerly of Kentucky, has arrived home with his family, after considerable more delay in arranging his affiirs in the States than he anticipated when he left us last fall. Meeting him just at this time, brings back to our re collection many of the pleasant scenes of 1840 in 01-io and Kentucky, “ wl ’" n f—fsM ti.r-re f..r ll.htlm.ii, A 1....-r i'-.e a,...” We shall always hold the Colonel respon sible for our being an editor. Whether “ for weal or for woe” to the public, to our party, or to ourself, we must insist he is responsible. For it was he, during the eventful year in our political history named above, that spent patient hours over the poor printer boy’s cramped manuscript and unintelligible sentences, and sent them forth to the world in his paper, correctly framed and worded, with “lines of fair encouragement” to the youthful writer. We love our profess ion, and therefore must ever turn to the recollection of those times with the live liest sense of gratitude and esteem. Four steamboats were at thp lower land ing, St. Paul, at one time last Monday morning, viz: the St, Paul, Dr. Frank lin, Black Hawk and Jenny Lind. A like incident never happened previously. We regret to learn that Col. Goodhue, of the Pioneer, has been confined the past week by dangerous illness. Most of the time, he has been so low that it was deemed imprudent to allow his friends-to visit him. We were pleased to hear yes terday, however, that he was convales cent. A man was found in the marsh hack of St. Paul, on Thursday afternoon, under the influence of mania potu. He was lying down in the mud and water, and re fused to get up until the person who dis covered him threatened chastisement with a chili. He then made his way to dry land, l aving nothing on but a shirt rather the worse for service. We learn the Indians have been killing some of the settlers’ cattle in the neigh borhood of Traverse des Sioux. Triunan M. Smith is agent for that sterling periodical, the American Whig Review. The July number contains a tru'hfid portrait of Hon. Thos. Corwin 1 Secretary of the Treasury, and fully sus tains, throughout, its high political and literary reputation. Mrs. E. F. Ellctt, well known as u popular American authoress, has been upon n visit to our Territory the past week. No Galena or Dubuque papers were received by the mail yesterday—a serious grievance to us at least. What is the matter? We have no news af the Mis souri and lowa elections. Washington, July 27, Hon. Humphrey Marshall, M. C. from Ky., was yesterday nominated as Com missioner to China. The President has not yet sent to the Senate a reply to the resolutions calling for informal i n on the fishing affairs, or the correspondence relative to the Te hanntepec controversy. It is stated that there are no documents in the possession ol the Government in re lation to the fishing troub'es. eveept the proclamation published by Mr. Webster. The ]• ree Soilers arc wavering between S. P. Chase and John P. Hale as their candidate for tin- Presidency. W ASUINGTON, July 28. The Intelligencer has a semi-official editorial, stating that the llrilish Govern ment no'ified the American GoAernment, on the 7th inst.,of ils intention to protect the fisheries, and of having sent vessels of war to the Ray of Fun ly for that pur pose. The British Minister, at the same time, informed the President, that the commanders or British vessels of war were specially enjoined to avoid any in terference with vessels of friendly low ers. except violating and resisting the treaty, and upon all occasions to avoid any cause for complaint. It also says, that the 1 . S. Government has given or ders to send our best vessels into the dis turbed region to protect Americans and enquire into abuses, and warn all parties from invading their rights. New Orleans, July 27. Toe news of the Indian massacre has created the li\licst tcelings of apprehen sion as to a general Indian war. A com pany of mounted rifles have been ordered t" " IP frontier ol Texas, from llie interi or, to pn lect the inhabitants against dim attacks. ° A genera l system of organization, it is said, has been discovered among the In dians. New York, July 27. Orders have been received at the Navv l ard toget the frigate Constitution ready lor sea. The sloop of war, Warren,brig Dolphin, and nne or two other vessels ly ing at the Yard, have been ordered to get ready for sea at once. Tim Whig Mass Meeting in Tompkins Square was well attended. The Demo crats attempted to gain possession of the ground, hut failed. The Democrats re turtied to the city last night about 11 o clock Irom their Mass Meeting at New burgh. D ! Boston, July 26. The Newburyport Herald, of to-dav contains the Following :—“ The U s' frigate Saranac, at Philadelphia, and the Hoop ot war Albany, at Boston, have been ordered to the Bay of St. Lawrence lor the protection of American seamen in compliance with the request of Com modore Long, who is appointed to the command, l’hc owners of fishing ves sels in this port have deputized two of their number to wait upon hi,,, immedi . atcly and advise Inin as to the nature and condition ol the fishing grounds, and all matters pertaining thereto.” We learn Irom Eastport that the schooner Lumber was lately seized by the Nettler ami carried into St. Johns -1 She was at that time off Grand Men'an. 1 he Captain ol the seized vessel says lie ran in lor bait, while the English say he was fishing The case will be tried at the Court ol Admiralty of St. Johns 1 here are a number of vessels ready to sail Iron, the seaport towns near hear, as soon as they lean, that they will be pro tected irom seizure. “ ! Baltimore, July 27. Gen Scott is still at Old Point Com rt. lie had entirely recovered, and was hi In. usual good health, last even mg, when he was waited upon by the Mayor and Council of Baltimore, now on a visit to the point. It was a most pleas ant interchange. ’ i . Cincinnati, July 24. i This morning, three boilers in the saw mill of the Marine Railroad and Dry Dock Company,at Fulton,exploded The boilers were torn to fragments, and the whole building shattered to pieces Sev era! pieces of the boilers were thrown 30C yards distant irom the building. The loreinan, a German, was instantly killed and Ins body torn to pieces. Several others were wounded. About forty hands were employed there, and it is considered remarkable that so few were injured 1 he loss is about four thousand dollars.