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THE WEEKLY MINNESOTIAN.
OWENS & MOORE, VOLUME 1. THE MINNESOTIAN, PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY, hY J. P. OWENS Sr G. W. MOORE, Saint Paul, Minnesota Territory. TERM :-Two Dollars per annum in advance. Three Dollars il not in ad vance. RATES OF ADVERTISING, [noniareil type or its equivalent.] Transient advertisements, $i oo per square oi twelve lines, for the tlrst insertion, am! fifty cents per aq'i&rc for each subsequent Insert lon. YEARLY ADVERTISEMENTS. One column, - SSO 00 Hall a column, - .... 30 00 One-fourth or a column, - - . 20 00 Huttnesa Cards not over six lines, - 600 Over six lines and under ten lines, - 760 Over ten lines and under tUteeu linos, 10 00 For all changes ordered in advertisetuants, a charge will ha made of thirty cents per l»o0Q ems composition. W® Agree to charge the above prices, uniform!v for ad vertising. James M. Coodiiue, Pioneer, 1). A. Robert son, Democrat, Owens it Moure, Miuncsotian. 3t. Paul March 24ih, 1552. M. K. AMES. R. R. NELSON. AMES & NELSON, attorneys and counsellors at law, AND SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY. St. Paul, Minn. WILL attend with promptness and fidelity to all law busman intrusted to their care m Minnesota, and the adjoining counties of Wiscon»iu. tr Particular attention wll be given to the collection of debts, and the location of land warrant*. y W. P. tIIRRAV, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, ST. Paul, Mixx. Turk. WILL attend promptly and diligently to all business intruded 10 him. llalvug made hlmsc f a «ju:dut ed with 'ho quality and situation of the surveyed lauds In the territory, he Is prepared to locate land warrants to the best advantage. Persona at a distance may send their warrants here and their interests will be attended to as IX they were present. on Third sreet. September 17, 1351. H. L. MOSS, Attorney & counsellor at Law, S.iilwa.or, Mm. Ter., will attend to pro fessional business m a.i the courts of the Territory ; will attend to (lie location or Land Warrants Ac. Tlr Laud Warrants for sale. A. VAN VORHES, A TTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT il. la»w and Solicitor »n Chancery, will attend to all professional business intrusted to ids care, in the dittercnt courts of the Territory. [Stillwater, 1«W. Isaac Atwater, A TTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT T. L»« .till >ll Ciian.-i-ry. Will give pruin|>t attention to any bitsiu- ss intrusted him in the line of his profession, iu any part of the Territory. Particular at tention paid to locating Laud Warrants, Payment of 'fax eft, sale ot Pa.cuts when is-U.M, and Ke.il Estate In gen eral. Olflc.* at St. Anthony, ou Main street, opposite the Fa Hr. W. Richardson, TVOTARY PUBLIC, Conveyancer,and A l.fiii'l A.-em. Office. opi'jsili* me Si. Ch«rie> House, St. Aut li> to Falls. THOS. P. WATSON. Attorney, Counsellor <s• Solicitor. (\VOC AT TB A.VCAIS.) OlTice over Spencer's store, Third st., St. Paul. WU.H.IV it V IV Bt t’ES. ATTORNEY S A T L A W, Ofi h e over Carrington's Brick Store, St Paul. ur. it, it uiui ri. HAS lii» otlix in the r.»r ..f Levi Slum’s store, where he will he res ly to jiteiel to professional eails. •saini Paul, Nov —mm y Dll. J. 11. DAY, WTU.L pravlV -hl* i.rorvv.l'.n in Baint Paul and vl- If cinitv. Ofll-e on Bench street, iiuv 29 mm y L A. BABCOCK, LVW Film, BABCOCK & WALK IN SON Attoruics and Counsellor* at Law, Solicitor.' in Chancery, Ate. OttL-e twar the corner of Third and Roberts streets, St. PaU Mia- Ter. W i*i attend to hu«in<vi nf tludr profession in all tlu* Ci-utU A tint Territory. Uv>v. 22,1841. BRECK & WILLIAMS, attouxeys and counsellors at law. OFFICE on Tuird Bt. :>anii P.tui. Pajiiel bnr.iK. A. l. w illiat^ dec. €. \v»i. IIKAKV WOO J, ATTOKN KV & COI'NSKI-KOR AT LAW. Notary rull.tc, and Lau.l Agent. ijßUk Rapid*,.Minnesota Territory. JACOB J. NOAH, ATTORNEY AT LAW and Justice of (tie t*.- to.—O'uinilli>h uioT for I hStates of Maine. Connection, Rhode Island. Note York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia. Alabama and Louisiana. Omce oil Thiol St., St. Paul. Dlt. T. It. POTTS, Corn tut Roberts and Sixth stbeets, St. Pavl, TIT ILL attend to the duties of his profession In St. Paul W and vicinity. September 11. DILLS OF EXt lIAf'GK, Ay D DRAFTS on all parts of the United Stales, at the oltlcc ol the Minnesota outlit, by CUAS. W. ItORLP. J. QULXX, "COOT AND SHOEMAKER—Corner JD at Third and Minnesota si l.eutleuien’.- boys and shoes; also Lati.s’ and Children’s shu.it, made to orter In the neatest and most durable manner, and the beat materials. J. R. BRtWSTER, House, Sign, and Orn.inemai Painter. St. l'aul, Minnesota Territory. INSURANCE! TUB undersigned Is agent for, ami will insure buildings and goods in the following Coini»auies: Utica lnmirance C-.tup.uiy. insurance Company of Utica. Orleans Insurance Company. Jackson County Mumai 1n..-.ranee Company. New York Jfruucliuu Company. —ALSO— Will Insure live* In tbe Connecticut Mutual l.ife Ing ram a Company. ALKX. WiI.KIN. St. Paul, November 5, 1851 a F. E. COLLINS, AUCTION & COM MISSION lIOUSR THE undersigned having reach ed an Auctioneer’s Com mission from the Oovenmr of Minnesota, has opened an Auction and Commission House, in Si. Raul, where he will *«ll vu commission. Groceries, Dry Goods, Furniture, Ac. lie believes that the superior advantages ot M. Paid as a luarketj will !*• a suftlclent Inducement for business men and manufacturer* at a distance, to send their goods, Ac., to be sold on commission at private sale, or at auction. Ilia charges will he m derate. X. B. Particular attention will 10 ie sa *® °* real ertate, in or about St. Pat;l, St* Anthony, or Stillwa ter* March 6 F. E. COLLINS. HBFKRRNCKS: (lor. A ley. Ramsey, St. Paul, Hon. 11. 11. Sibley, Mendota, u David Olmsted, M rchant, Bcnlan Ct., “ J. C. Kamsey, St. Paul, *< Will. 11. KOJtBES, i Elfelt ts. brothers, f m . c, J. W. Simpson, } Merch.nts, St. John Farrington, V D. U Feller, J Franklin steele, Mer. Sl Anihonv. HOL--o>lßr, P««., SH!|T««.r. I eiitral St. rani. J houw. They have flttetl it up anew, and are now prepared to accommodate boarders and travellers with comfortable quarters. No pains will be spared to make the Central House one of ths best Hotels In the West. November, 1341. aiassour a&'ssa ROUNEY PARKER, late of the American noose Low ell, Ma.ss., having a lease of the large hotel at the upper end of St. Paul, with everything In proper order for the convenience of travelers, boarders, or families de siring furnished apartments, respectfully Invites his friends and the public to give hlin a rail, believing that lie can do as much for their comfort as can be expected in a new country, not yet supplied with regular markets. Temperance House, T OT MOFFET, Proprietor.—Corner A-J of Fourth and Jackson St>., Saint Paul. Perma nent an i transient boarders furnished with good and com fortable apart men's. Charges moderate. Hall-Way House. TOHN MORGAN, (mid-way between St- Paul and Stillwater,) begs leave to say to stran gers visiting Minnesota, and the public generally, that having made his arrangcuicuts complete for the accom modation of the public, and being situated tn the midst of the iuo*t delightful scenery, surrounded by lakes that abound with fish, and In an atmosphere of unsurpassed purity, lie hopes to see company from abroad, a., well as from the neighboring villages. They will find the charges moderate. Minnesota Boarding-House. SC McCRAY would inform the pub • lie —residents .and strangers—that he has taken the large house on Eagle Street, opposite I). L. Fuller’s Brick Store, where he Is prepared to accommodate his customers with the best style of boarding. The house has been thoroughly repaired and paint l d. Ills table will be furnished with every thing the market a fiords; and those who come prepared to plank up the Ca h every Saturday night, will find the ‘•Minnesota Boarding House” a comfortable and pleasant home. None others are de sired. [April 17—6 m. Emmett &. Moss, % At ornrys and Solicitors. IT* ILL attend to professional business * • iu the various Courts of the Territory. Particu lar attention given to the location of Land Warrants buying and selling of lands, &•-. Laud warrants for sale for cash or on time. Oltla* on the corner of \l’aba>haw and Third streets, St. Paul Minnesota. L. EMMETT, July 1, 1842. lIENKY L. MOSS. July 1, 1842. OAK HILL CEMETERY. A LL persons desiring burial lots can obtain information by calling upon the Secretary, J. W. Selby, or the President, C. W. IP-nip. 29yl P. CHOUTEAU. Jit. JAS. HARRISON. FELIX VALLE. CHOUTEAU. 11ARIUS0N & VALLE. Commission Merchants and Proprietors of the St. Lonis Rollin'* .Mill. AND manufactures of bar iron in all its various shap s, Sheet Iron and Boiler Plate, Nails and Spik s from th»* ore or the Iron Mountain. Iron Store, No. 129 North Second street, St. Louis. September 1, lssl. Nathan Spicer, TEWF.LER AND WATCHMAKER, at the sign of the Big Watch, Third street, 43 next door to tin* St. Paul Drug Store, is prepared to make gold and silver watches, rings, spoons. J &c., on short untie-*. Also to repair the sain**, a Unmh well a- music books, shell combs, or linger rings, b.ag- lets and ear dro|M. He also keeps for sal** a great variety of rings, perfumery, and whatever goods are usually en quired for at a Jeweler’s. W. H. FORBES, CUR COMPANY—St. Paul Outfit— AT Also Dry Goods and Groceries, corner of Third and Jnr>tr«n» J. W. BABCOCK, FORWARDING and Commission Mcr chant, Upper Landing, Sauil Paul, Jiinnooia Ter ritory. Kittson’* Addition. 'I'HIS desirable ground, lying in the A mst central and advantageous part*! th** basin of Sf. Paul, where must inevitably be the principal river Im-dnes* of the town, and affording a»*o th** most choice and delightful lots in tlie rear, upon tlu* bench for dwel ling houses; is surveyed into lots and now offered for sale with titles undisputed and indisputable, at reasona bly low prices, and upon liberal terms of credit, for most of the purchase money, and lumber f«>r building on lots M ,ld in the addition, will be furnished at the rotary saw mill on easy terms. CHAS. 11. OAKES, Agent for Proprietors. M. 5. WILKINSON SPENCER, KIRKPATRICK A MARKLEY, Forwarding and Commission Merchants, LEVEE, LOWER LANDING, ST. PAUL* fell 14 22—tf_ S. P. FOLSOM, County Purveyor. May hi. found at olllce of of Ki'klst-Tot Deed,, on Third street, one dour Lvlow Minnesota Oulllt, I' J K. M> LAGAN, STORAGE AND COMMISSION MERCHANT, Jackson street. Lower Landing, St Paul, Minnesota liKOMPT attention given to all consignments, andcliar- I gos til.derate. St Paul, October t», 1851 1 111 EG DORK E. PARKER, flllorncy mid Counsellor at Law, STILLWATER, MINNESOTA TERRITORY. To my old friends, AND the “REST OF MANKIND/- I would say, that 1 can be found during the winter, *t tho old stand of Charley Cave, on Third Street, where 1 will al ways be happy to wait up.»n them. Bur and house fur nished with the best of every tiling. uov. 22. ft. WJI. lIARTSIIOHNE. SHERMAN U MOREY,on Fourth street,St. Paul,near the middle **f town. In the building of .Mr. Knox, up stair>, may be found, ready to attend to Painting in all its departments. House painting, sigh painting, carriage and ornamental painting, all done up promptly, "ttd Avil * l paints of the best quality* If we do our work in a Mov enlv, tiuw’orknian like maniiner we do not expect to gel business in ihe enlightened town or Sit. Paul. Dec. 13, I*sl • SHEUMAn X M<)RK>. THE subscriber would respectfully infoani the citizens oi s>t. Paul and it* vicinity, lhai he is now carrying on the above business in the 2d story of Spencer’s new build ing, on she corner of Ftth and Roberts street. Particular attention paid to rebinding old books and periodical?. JAMES MACKINTOSH, feb 7 J C Burbank A co. St.rau! J [W L Fawcette A co. St. Louis NORTH-WESTERN EXPRESS COMPANY, CONNECTING AT GALENA AND ST- LOUIS WITH THE American and other Express Companies. rpO and from all the principal cities in the United States, 1 Cu 1 urn a and Europe, for the speedy transportation of money and valuable packages, col ection of drafts, notes, bills, aciounta, Ac., purchase and sole of ail kiudaol merchandize. C. R. Rice ic Co . St. Paul, Otis West, Si. Louis, J. Brookes, Galena. j;. b. —particular attention paid to forwarding and commission business generally. may l» 33-tf i?UED. IIARIU* now keeps tins well-known cstablish -1 in’-nt “on his own book.’ 9 He hopes by a continued a'teiuion to the wants of his customers, to merit their patronage as heretofore. SADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK. MANUFACTORY* I’llK solicits the patronage of the public, and Hfisure-* ail purchasers lu his line, that he will e ll for cash, saddles, haruesa ot a.I kinds, and trunks, of a belter quality, and cheaper than any other establish ment in Minin-aota. Pur baser* will do weii to call at his shop, on Third street, St- Paul, next door east of B. Ift. Sergcnt’s and Judge lor themselves. A* R. FRENCH. SKETCHES OF MINNESOTA, the New Englaud of the West, by E. 3. Seymour. Fur sale by l-EDCC A ROHKER. FIRE Ic MARINE INSURANCE, BY Ike undersigned agent for the Protection insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. Policies Issued upon the moat favorable term* by W. f. Murray, Ageut, Mlnueeota. St. rani, Fahmary CR. 1W - l-lm I* \i.ntim;. uuukbixdix; AMERICAS' SALOON. SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1852 THE MINNESOTIAN. The Free Soil ’llovemeat o 1 ISJ3. Tlie “ Free Soil” agitation of the pres ent year, although not upon so extensive a scale as that of ’4B, will nevertheless have a highly important bearing upon the result of tlie Presidential election now pending Some of tlie politicians in tlie States appear to attach quite too little im portance to this element. An “outsider,” at this distance, can perhaps judge more correctly of its bearings than those im mediately engaged in tile melee of Presi dent making. At the moment we write, we have no news from the National Free Soil Con vention assembled at Pittsburgh on the 11th inst. Iu all probability the result will reach us before the inside form of our paper goes to press. But wc can state at this time, that Hale, of New Hampshire, for whom a large majority of the delegates from all the States repre sented was instructed to vote, will not be Hit nominee for President. In a letter dated August 4th, lie peremptorily de clines the nomination. At the same time, he- denounces the “ subserviency’’ of both the old parties to the “ slave power,” counsels the “ Free Democracy” to keep up their separate organization, and pledges his support to the Pittsburgh nominees, lie says the portion of the Democratic party who are now supporting Pierce have “sought, nay begged” the servile position they occupy at the foot of the “ slave power,” but intimates the Whigs, in a great measure, have been forced there. He goes on to say of the old line Democracy: _*' The Independent Democracy of the North lias deleated tlie Compromise or pro-slavery Democracy once, because of its treachery to Freedom and its subser viency to Slavery. Is its position any more favorable to the great cause of civil liberty now than it was four years ago? On the other hand, is it not infinitely Worse? Or was there a motive which could oe addressed to an honest mind to act with us then, that may not be urged with much greater force now-? 1 think not. I have no doubt that the defeat of the Democratic party lour years since did tile party greal good, but it was too thor oughly debauched, corrupted and polluted by its l.vn ff and all;..noo ~:.u, „..J subserviency to slavery, to be radically cured at once. The dose needs to be re peated to clfect a perfect cure ; and when that is done, we shall have a Democratic party that will bo so in deed and truth as well as in name.” Mr. Ilalu's real purpose and end in this campaign is here plainly indicated— so clearly that “ he who runs may read.” lie wishes to defeat Frank Pierce; but whether on account of Frank's “sub serviency” to the “ slave power,” or be cause he is a personal rival of the great champion of “Free Democracy” in the Stale of New Hampshire, or both, we will not attempt to judge. Those who know “Jack Hale,” as he is familiar'v called at home, say he is an honest, whole souled fellow, religiously sincere in his political professions, and above any selfish feelings in matters of this kind. He must know, however, that he could, were he the candidate, poll twice —possibly thrice the vote that can be carried for Chase or any other man in the party.— Particularly is this the fact in reference to the Western Reserve of Ohio. We have watched the movements closely in that quarter during the past two months. At all the Free Soil meetings, Hale has been the unanimous choice of those as sembled. The Cleveland True Demo crat—the especial organ of Free Soil in Ohio and the West—has talked Hale and nothing else. The tergiversation of Chase, in abandoning the Free Soilers and supporting Gov. Wood's election last year, and now turning round and going for a separate organization, it has exposed and denounced. The True Democrat undoubtedly reflects the sentiments of the Reserve Free Soilers ; and ivc here venture the prediction, that if Chase he the nominee for President, lie will not, in Ohio, rise beyond the Birney vote of 1844, which was eight or ten thousand only. In 1848, Van Burcn received up wards of 35.C00. Persons conversant with Ohio polities can thus calculate the general hearing the declination of John P. Hale, coupled with his determination to “ repeat the dose” administered to the old line “ Democracy” of the Union in 1848, will have upon the final result.— It is unreasonable to suppose the medi cine will have a contrary effect else where. Washington, Aug. 4. Mr. Webster and Mr. Crampton will return here in a week. The fishing diffi culty has been temporarily settled. A despatch has been sent by Mr. Crampton to the British Government, urging them [to suspend their orders and withdraw their naval force. Office—Corner of Jackson and Filth Streets. The correspondent of the Cleveland True Democrat, (Free Soil) gives the following account of the electioneering machinery in operation at Washington : Washington City, July 28. Messrs. Editors :—One of the curi ties of this city is the folding room of the House of Representatives. The number of pages, messengers and folders employed there, varies according to circumstances. About twenty are usually employed, I should judge. This is my estimate. The Superintendent informed me yesterday, that they were now sending from that room, of speeches and documents for electioneering purposes, forty thousand daily! Of these, from the best estimate I can form, the Whigs send off about twenty five thousand, the Democrats fourteen, and the Free Soilers one thousand. It is said that the Whigs have five, and some times six, steam power presses in daily operation. One press is under con tract to furnish 4,000 copies of the picto rial life of Scott. There is at the Whig committee room, ten clerks constantly employed in super scribing speeches and documents, beside an additional force occasionally. The Democrats are operating with less energy, and. perhaps, with less zeal ; but with equal system. I think their funds are less ample. Tlie pictorial life of Scott is sent throughout the United Slates. From Niles’ Register, of August 27, 1814, (mark the date) we copy the fol lowing handsome tribute to Gen. Scott, from which an idea may be formed of the estimation in which the boy General was then held by Ins countrymen. “ Generals Brown and Scott are doing well. The former it is thought may have resumed his command about the 25tli of August. Scott suffered much, and was still confined to his bed oil the 13th ; how ever, there was every prospect of as speedy a recovery as could be expected. This gallant soldier who has not yet at tained his thirtieth year, is a native of this county (Dinwiddie). In this State he received his educa'ion and its last pol ish at the College of William and Alary. With skill, diligence, perseverance and unrivaled eloquence, he practised the law for a short lime in the adjacent counties. But his great soul aspired to ‘deeds of arms.’ He entered the service of his country in 1808, witli the commission of Captain of Light Artillery, and in a short ♦ imo joinol -tl.e —•'-}• under General Wilkinson. His arrest, the char ges against him, and his unparalleled de fence on that occasion, have long since been before the public. This noble de fence convinced the Cabinet at Washing ton and the world at large, that lie was the scholar, the politician and the soldier. Since then no man has ascended the mil itary ladder with more resplendent rapid ity than has Winfield Scott— two more rounds, and lie will have topped the cli max of military honor! Glowing with friendship, veneration and pride for the brave soldier, a number of citizens of Petersburg, as wc are informed, have re solved to nave made an elegant sword with appropriate devices, to be presented to the hero of Chippewa and Bridgewater. In his hands we arc confident it will never be drawn but in defence of his country’s rights, and never tarnished but by the blood of our foe.” What was Frank Pierce doing about these days ? The following is among the incidents in the procession at Niagara. It reminds one strongly of 1840: “Among the rest, we noticed a neat delegation of boys, about ten years of age, dressed in blue jackets and white pants, hearing an immense cent upon the top of a pole, glistening as if just from the mint. Under the cent was the following: “We buy oca own Candy, but we go for Scott.” . The Gold Fields or Australia.— Tlie discovery of gold in large quantatics in Australia has created as much excite ment in tin- Old World as the California discoveries did in the New. The Lon don News, of July 16th, has intelligence from the Victoria diggings to April. In the five months preceding, the mines had yielded the enormous amount of 653.270 ounces of gold, valued at nearly ten mil lions of dollors. The Bathurst and Tu ron diggings, which have been longer and more extensively worked than the Victo ria, had yielded, up to March, over a million ounces, the exports up to March 20th being 1,125.317 ounces. These diggings yield as plen iftilly as ever, and new localities, abounding in rich depos ites, arc being met with in abundance.— In Van Diemun's Land gold has also been discovered. People were flocking to the mines of Australia by thousands from all quarters, and some towns in the vicinity are nearly depopulated. It is estimated that 15,000 had qilted the city of Adelaide for the Melbourne diggings in three months.— The utmost excitement prevailed in Ade laide, March 20th, in consequence of the arrival of the first overland escort with upwards of a quarter of a ton ot gold!— The journey was accomplished in eleven days. The Wabash and Erie Canal, when completed, will be the longest in the Uni ted Slates. It is now open from Toledo to Maysville in Indiana, 392 miles, and will be finished through to Evansville in the spring of 1863. Captain Marcy’s Command. By letter from Fort Washita to a gen tleman of this city, the report of the massacre of Murcy and his men is con firmed. One of the letters says : “ I have this moment heard the melan choly news of the fate of our friend, Capt. Marcy and Capt. Strain. We will never see them more. An express from Fort Arbuckle, with letters from the command ing officer there, says beyond a doubt Marcy's train of 18 wagons and ICO men has been attacked by the combined forces ot nine bands of Camanches, and all mur dered. No one escaped. The news was brought in by several of tlie Caddoes, Kickapoos, and Delawares, who state that the Camanches told them that they stam peded their horses in a place where they could not use their guns, as by some means or oilier the Indians ascer tained the fact that the command had but three percu/sion caps apiece. There were thousands of the common caps but none would fit their muske's. Hence the loss of 100 men and 18 teams. The conflict took place above Cash Creek, between Red river and Arkansas. There is no doubt of the murder of the command who went among the “well fed by our government to treat and feed them again.”— Arkansas banner. Nothing more has been heard from Capt. Marcy’s command, and wc wait in suspense and anxiety to hear from them We have conversed with several gentle men from Fort Washita, and they gener ally believe that the report of the massa cre of Capt. Marcy and his command to be true. We are informed that Colonel Humphries stated that the Camanches said they were on their way to attack the Fort at Phantom Hill. They now say the whites are endeavoring to take their land from them, and they are deter mined to drive them oIT, and it is said they have become desperate, and it is feared they will combine and do much more mischief upon our frontier.— Fo t Smith Herald, 24/h. Tub Cost or Practical Joking.— A few days since, near La Grange, the Conductor of the freight train noticed a man on the track waving a hankerchief. Supposing that some accident had oc curred, the brakes were put on, the en gine reversed, and the train stopped.— The man with the handkerchief sloped across the fields, but the Conductor slo ped afier him, and overtaking him on a sloping spot, gave him a deserved thrash ing witli a bell cord. Two days afier, a man was discovered walking on the track. The whistle squealed and the bell rang out an alarm, Kilt tlyu jtpdixitri'.m hood eithor. The brakes were put down and the en gine reversed, but it seemed impossible to avoid running over the man—when, he stepped lightly aside, and as the train rolled slowly by—applied bis fingers to his nose, ala b’lioy, and laughed at the engineer whose train he had checked. The laugh stopped the train and started the engineer, who pounced on the funny pe destrian and gave him a “reasonable” drubbing. It is supposed that neither of the gentlemen will stop another train on the C. C_ and C. Railroad.— Cleveland Herald. The Liquor Law. —The Providence Journal remarks as follows upon the op eration of this law in Massachusetts: The liquor law appears to he very gen erally observed in Massachusetts. In Boston they are selling under the licenses granted before the law went into effect; but the legality of this, we believe, is to be tested. In Cambridge at the last ac counts, the warrant, which the officers refused to serve without a bond of indem nity, remains unexecuted. In most pla ces the dealers have voluntarily abandon ed the sale; in others, the authorities have issued warnings ; and in many pla ces voluntary associations of citizens have been formed to secure the execution of the law. Tiie Hollanders. —Dcr Nederlander, the Dutch paper published at Kalamazoo, Michigan, and extensively circulated among the Hollanders in that vicinity, has espoused the election of Scott and Graham. The paper is strongly in favor of River and Harbor Improvements and Land Reform. There arc very few pa pers published in America in the Dutch language.— New York Tribune. Pierce and King and the Settlers.— On January 14th, 1839, the following proposition came up in the U. S. Senate: And be it further enacted , That when any of the public lands of the United States have remained unsold for the space of fifteen years after the termination of the public sales, the same may be enter ed and purchased by actual settlers on the following terms, to wit: If a settler desirous to purchase for a residence, eighty, or less than eighty acres, he may enter and purchase the same at fifty cents per acre. L'pon this proposition the vote stood, ayes 21, noes 23. Among the noes were Franklin Pierce and Win. R. King. The votes of Senators from Ohio, Indiana. Illi nois, Kentuckv, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Michigan, and Tennessee, without regard to party, were given for the provision, which was defeated by the votes of Pierce and King. Bi lious Diseases Decreasing. —A druggist in this city, long extensively en gaged in business here, also a physician, informs us that bilious diseases are fast on the decrease all through the Western country. In proof of 'this, he says there is not as much quinine sold now in two months by druggists, as has been some times sold in two days. The falling off is so great, that it has materially affected ■the price of the article. —Galena Adv. Death ot If on. Robt. Rantoul. Washington, Aug. 9. Hon. Robf. Rantoul died this P. M. of malignant erysipelas. He was in his seat on Tuesday, and was not considered dangerously ill until a few hours before his death. , His remains left for Boston at four o’clock, accompanied by his wife and Messrs. Goodrich and Dunham, Cleve land of Conn., and Eastman of Wiscon sin. In the House, Mr. Mann announced his colleague's death. He said he had known him long and intimately, and had ever lonnd him a devoted friend and up right man, and that he was taken away in the prime of life, w hen his talents ’had just begun to unfold themselves to the world. He was followed by Messrs. Corwin and McClellan, who also pronounced glowing eulogies. Washington, Aug. G. Judge Conklin, of New York, was to day confirmed as Minister to Mexico. It is understood that he will at once proceed to his post. Mr. Letcher is on his way home. The report is current that Mr. Corw in will shortly tender his resignation as Sec retary of the Treasury. The Select Committee raised at the in stance of Gen. Houston, to inquire into the charge of bribery and corruption against members of Congress in the pas sage of certain bills, have entered upon the duties and are prosecuting the inves tigations with vigor. The Fishing Difficulty. —The Bos ton Advertiser says that the captain of a fishing vessel just arrived, states that American fishing vessels had been fired into and sunk by a English cruiser, for refusing to come to when ordered. The truth of the story is doubted. The Fishery Question.— Mr. Cramp ton, the British Minister, has had an in terview with the President, in which he informed him that Lord Derby had taken the fishing question out of his hands, and referred it to the Colonial Government. Concress. —lt is said that Congress will do nothing at the present session but to run through the appropriation bills; and the Senate •frill not reverse its decis ion on the Land Bills. The Senate bill for the better security of life of passen gers on steamboats, has been reported with very little amendment. * The Land Bills Rejected. — A tele graph despatch to the New Yolk Courier states that the committee on Public Lands, in the Senate, have rejected the Home stead and Land Distribution bills by the following vote: —On the Homestead Bill, Messrs. Borland and Dodge voted Ave, and Messrs. Fetch, Pratt and Underwood, No. On Mr. Bennett’s Land Distribu tion Bill, Messrs. Pratt and Underwood. Aye, and Messrs. Borland and Dodge, No. Later.— ln the Senate on the 6th, Mr. Felcli reported back the following bills from the House :—Homestead, Land Dis tribution, and Walker’s giving public lands to States in which they lie, with re commendations that all be negatived.— That probably finishes up the land busi ness in Congress the present session.— llow do Land Reformers and people gen erally like it ? Netv Youk, Aug. 5. Jtrlge Nelson has allowed a writ of Ha beas Corpus in the case of Thomas Kane before him at his Chambers at Coopers town, N. Y., on the 11th day of August. Accompanying this writ the Judge lias sent a lengthy speech on the case as it now stands, wherein he doubts the legal authority of the U. S. Commissioner to act in the premises. The effect of this will be to remove the whole of the pro ceedings before the Supreme Court of the U. S. Savannah, Aug. 3. Great conflagration this afternoon— seventy houses burnt—loss $75,000 to SIOO,OOO. It swept every thing from Hubby street north to Margaret, and south to Laurel, east of the canal. The houses were principally of wood. One hundred families houseless. Cincinnati, Aug. 4 A fire broke out in Fulton this morn ing* and destroyed Burton Hnzen’s saw mill, a large quantity of lumber, and 12 dwelling houses; loss $30,000; very lit tle insurance. The weather continues very dry—corn crops suffering very much; and, it is said, under the circumstances cannot be over half a crop in consequence. Corn very scarce. Another Duel. —We learn from the Memphis Enquirer, that Mr. Edward J. Carrell, who fought a duel recently at New Orleans with Mr. Barbazon, was subsequently engaged in an affair of a similar character. Neither of the parties were wounded. The Enquirer does r.ot give the name of Mr. Carrcll's opponent. Tennessee. —The Whigs of Tennes see appear to be wide awake, and are at work manfully. Gen. HaskelJ, a prom inent man and popular speaker is canvass ing the State, and in his notice of appoint ments says, he “ would be pleased to di vide the time with anv public speaker of 1 the Democratic party.” His appeals can not fail to tell with signal effect upon the ranks of his opponents. Wisconsin Judicial Nominations.— Charles H. Lirrabee has been nominated by the Locofoco Judicial Convention of Wisconsin, as their candidate for Chief Justice, and Samuel Crawford and A. D. Smith, for Associate Judge*. EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS. A Good Omen for Scott. —We gave our opinion of the New York Herald as a Whig authority to our friend of the Lexington, (Mo.) Chronicle, the other day. The following, from the Aurora (Ind.) Standard, we trust he will find somewhat to the same point.— St. Louis lnt. We perceive an article from the N. Y. Herald, going tlie rounds of the Demo* cratic papers. Said article is a violent attack on Scott—says he has no chance tor being elected, wc therefore consider his election certain, Bennett being a noto riously lalse prophet. The followingwero Bennett's views (in the New York Her ald) on tlie nomination of Gen. Harrison in 1840: “ w a s reported in the city yesterday morning that tlie Whig Convention had nominated Gen. Harrison lor their candi* dale at tlie coming election, the news wai talked over, doubted over, laughed over, sneered over, but not believed ; the arri val ot the mail settled the question, pla cing the question beyond a doubt. And this is the result of the Whig Convention ? to pass such men as Clav, Webster, Mc- Ican, &c., to nominate Harrison! 4 Pet ticoat Harrison.’ Oh most lame and in nocent conclusion of Whig wisdom 1” Our Democratic friends arc tolerably w ell posted up as to the result of th*e election of 1840, and can judge of the truth ol Bennett's prophecy. On the nomination ot J. K. Polk, Betl nctt thus commented in tlie Herald: “Ol the nomination of Polk we hardly know how to speak seriously; a more lorlorn, contemptible, ridiculous candidate was never put forth by any party. He is a sort of fourth, or rather fortieth rate lawyer of Tennessee, who was once, by accident. Speaker of the House of Rep resentatives. Between such a man as Clay, there can be no contest. ‘Harry ol tlie West" will only have to walk over the ground.” He own that the Whigs need no re minder of tlie result of the election of 1844, and the total defeat of tlie lamented Henry Clay, by this forlorn,” &c. Are the Democrats willing to take the results of Bennett’s prophecies respecting Harrison and Polk, os a criterion of his prophecy respecting Scott? If so, why make such a flourish of trumpets and rat tle of drums over it ? Tlie steamers Nominee, Ben Campbell, and Dr. Franklin, St. Paul and Galena packets, are laid up, the water being too low lor thetn to run. Wc learn that it is the intention of their owners to procure lighter boats to replace them during tho the low water.— . Mo. Rep., 7/A. For the ml urination of shippers below, we would say, that the Franklin and Nom inee continue their regular trips, and that none of the above boats are laid up. There is nothing in the present stage of water that prevents their making one trip a week to St. Paul. But in antici pation of lower water, the company have purchased the Badger Slate and Black Hawk, which will have no difficulty in running at any stage of low water which lias occurred heretofore.— Galena Jldv . The excess receipts of the Michigan Central Railroad this year, over those of last year, amounts to $108,189. The 1 >ss to the Company by tlie firing of the Depot at Detroit, and stranding of the Mayflower, is set down at SBO,OOO. Overboard. —We mentioned yester day, that Col. Bissell had been thrown overboard by a Convention of his party; but we judge from a communication in the Bellville Advocate. Loco, that he will be a candidate nevertheless. Narrow Escape or two Editors.— We learn that Mr. Dorr, editor of the Bellevue Democrat, escaped an election to the lowa Legislature by seven votes, and that Mr. Lu Cossitt, editor of the Muscatine Inquirer, escaped a similar honor by two votes. Both these gentle men arc Locos, and good Whigs take the places. The Wheat Crop.—Wc judge that the wheat crop, throughout the country, is better than it lias been for many years, and has been secured in belter condition. In lliis part of (he State, we hear that the quality is excellent. —Galena Adv. Dr. Franklin No. 2. —We have seen the statement that the above boat lias been purchased to go into the St. Louis and Louisville trade.— Galena Adv. Incendiary Arrested. —Thos. Wythe, supposed to be one of the Montreal in cendiaries, lias been arrested in New York, and taken to that city. Mr. Edney, of North Carolina, has been nominated as charge to Gautemala, He was a delegate to the Baltimore Whig Convention. New W'heat. —The St. Louis Eve ning News of a late dale says, that the steamer Niagara arrived from the Ulinoia river one day last week, with a eargo of one thousand sacks of wheat, of excellent quality. The prices at the opening of the trade ranges from 60 to 75 cents per bushel. Devoured by a Shark. —The other night one of the hands on hoard the U. S. ship Pennsylvania, at Norfolk, attempt ed to make his escape from the serv ice by pltinging overboard, in expectation of reaching the shore in safety. The poor fellow had scarcely, however, touched the water, when he was seized by a shark and speedily despatched. John Doe and Richard Roe will cease to exist in English Law after the 24th of October next, when writs of ejectment will be issued against the persons in possession of the property claimed. NUMBER 49