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tling with wind and waves, seasoned by a tramp of half an hour or more through the thick wood, it may well be supposed our appetites were suited to the meal.— We all enjoyed it finely—all except our friend John Bull, who was wonderfully annoyed at the accident of our having, when the stores were packed in the morning, left the tea behind. Warm lake water he considered a very bad sub stitute for the delicate oriental beverage ; but after dinner he got in a better humor, and passed an hour in gathering cornel ians and other curious stones scattered in profusion along the strand. We waited until he hod procured nearly enough to load one of the boats, and then proceeded to re-embark and voyage Still farther ap the Lake. Our dining place was on the south shore, nearly opposite a point midway of Owens Island. On the extreme eastern end of this beautiful and romantic insula ted point, we understood Judge Meeker had made a claim ; and when he succeeds in hunting him up a wife, lie intends to settle here. Who will be the Aaron Burr of our new Blanncrhassct in the in terior of Minnesota ? We landed on the island for a few moments, and found the soil and timber equal to any on shore.— At the head of the island, this division of the lake begins to narrow, and presently we find our boats heading toward what appears to be a gorge of rushes, wild rice and lilies ; but as we approach a deep channel, with considerable current, suffi ciently wide to admit the passage of a good sized steamboat, opens to our \ icw.* We made our way up through this chan nel half a mile or so. The water is l our feet deep outside of the chadnel,on either side of us, but heavily covered with the growth we have just alluded to—the rice standing like a field of cultivated grain, some few feet above the surface, the heavily laden ears nodding and waving gracefully to the passing breeze. AVc saw no wild fowl here, which was some what remarkable; but their traces were materially visible. In feeding upon the rice, they incline their heads sidewise, in a horizontal position with the water, and with their bills saw asunder the straw of the grain (which is soft and flexible, and about the size of oats straw) just at the surface. When it is thus felled, they proceed to strip the kernels from the tops. Ducks, geese, Sac., living amid these rich banquets furnished them by the hand of na ture, in a few weeks become so fat that they can scarcely fly. At the end of this channel and rice field, wc opened into a larger division of Minnetonka than any we had seen. “ The Doctor” and his boat’s load stopped at the head of the channel to take fish for supper— where they had, comparatively, tolerable luck, but which, almost anywhere else, would have been considered good luck— and the other branch of the party proceed ed some three or four miles further up, to select a place to Lamp /or the Night. On a beautifully wooded shore we pro ceeded to pitch our tent. The other boat soon joined us. As our provisions were becoming short, and affairs at home demanding the attention of some of us, with many regrets we had to fix this as the end of our voyage. After tea—no, during the repast we were frequently and loudly reminded wc had no tea —after our evening meal, two or three of us took a delightful bathe in the lake. The at mosphere was warm, the water of a July temperature, and the unclouded sun just hiding his broad red face far over the waves of Minnetonka, to the West. Wc mention this trifling incident, owing to the fact that our bath was on the Ith of' September, under latitude 45 degrees north, and as pleasant and refreshing as tve ever had in any country in midsum mer. This is the kind of September weather we have in Minnesota. Where we were raised in southern Ohio, no one ever dared go in the water during this month. Sickness would be the inevitable consequence. In tact, it was generally too chilly and cold. We would have slept soundly after this, had it not been for the lively music kept up by myriads of rausquitoes, relieved occasionally by the deep baying of the distant wolf. We were up, and had our breakfast before sunrise; and by the time the beams of the god of day commenced to dance upon the broad waters, were Homeward Bound. No particular incident marked our re turn voyage. We this time kept to the north side of Owens Island, where we found the sheet of water broader than the south cliannel which we had traversed the day previous. I n a beautiful and well-sheltered cove which indented the shore of the island which wo were now traversing, lay three or four Indian canoes, and on land were encamped the same number of Dakota families. Romance pictured them taking a last farewell of this favorite sylvan home of their fathers; but as wc neared them, they halloed for * w * h*s«H.T alluded to this locality in Uie concluding of .n'V p,)nloa ° r o»r narrative puhllahd last “*• “ " ,n **■ «-» we liavc partially retraced our stsps, gotoe over the ground, (hit time, m-re minutdr. cocush (pork.) They were merely look ing for something to eat —the great end and aim of the Indian from the cradle to the grave. We discover plainly the char acter of the soil around Minnetonka, by the growth upon it, and from its appear ance at the headlands as you voyage past them. It is a black loam, slightly inter mixed with sand of the same color, ex tending to the depth of two l'eet. The subsoil and base are yellow clay. We reached Stevens’ shanty at ten o'clock.— After the delay incident to taking a hasty repast, and allowing our Englishman time to gather up his stones and other traps and curiosities be had scattered in the boats, our team was loaded, and we were off for St. Anthony, where we all arrived “in good condition.” The St. Paul por tion of the party reached home the same evening. THE MINNESOTIAN. St. Paul, ITlinneaota. SATRDAY, SEPT. 18,1852. FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, GEN'. WINFIELD SCOTT, OF XLW JERiLV. I'OR VICE PRESIDENT, WILLIAM A. GRAHAM, OI NORTH CAROLINA. VOLUME TWO. We here present our readers with the first number of the second volume of the Minnesotian. This is its New Year’s Day. W e are sadly disappointed in one res pect. We had hoped to send it forth upon its •• calls” to-day in a new suit of clothes, and labored our utmost to accom plish the desired end; but the sand-bars of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers were against us. Whether this is owing to our deadly opposition to them, and their friends Pierce and King, we know not; but such is the fact, and we cannot avert the consequences. (Jur new type, although shipped from New York some weeks since, has not yet arrived. How ever, this is not the first time an urchin has been disappointed by the tailor ; and our youngster, who is a philosopher, will no doubt console himself with the fact, that his suit will not become old so soon by bis being compelled to keep it bright and clean a week or two longer. The end of a newspaper year is a mile post in the editor's toilsome and rough journey through life, at which lie should pause and look back over the distance he has traveled. And if we feel, on this occasion, like indulging in a few personal remarks, touching ourself, wc hope wc will be accused of neither egotism, impro ; priety or abuse of privilege. Although connected, at intervals, with the editorial department of the public | press for the past fourteen years, the i Minnesotian is the first paper over whose columns we ever had the leading control. We were called to this post by the par tiality of our Whig friends here in Min nesota, reluctant at first to ev en assume the place temporarily. The responsibili ty of conducting the Whig press at the Capital of the Territory, as is well known to those then and now most intimate with our secret thoughts, was one wc did not feeloursel! equal to assuming. Wc thought and said we were not the man. But they—some of whom now rest from their labors in the silent grave—thought other wise. An arrangement was made tempo rarily, which eventually ripened into one permanent. As it was the wish of others that it might be so, we did not, with all our misgivings as to personal ability and capacity, feel at liberty to decline the res ponsible charge. No man, with whatever experience as j an editor lie might have possessed, could | l,ave bcci > similarly situated and passed I through tlic year now closed, without j committing errors. llow then could it | be expected of us—new to the position, ; and I’eeling unequal to it—to steer entire j ly clear of committing wrong and injus j lice on some occasions ? That we have [ erred in some instances, wc freely and I frankly admit; that we ever did so in a j spirit of malice or revenge, we positively ; deny ; and that we have never, during I the year, committed a wrong act wilfully i knowingly, we most unreservedly j aver. Experience is the only school at | which our business can be thoroughly i learned and comprehended ; and wc must j indeed have been a poor and careless | sc h«lar, had we not stored away for future j use something, while passing through the j stormy and eventful period in the local i afli;,irs of Minnesota, which stands as the history of the past twelve months. “To err is human—to forgive divine.’’ And while wc can truly say, that personally we have no feeling of hostility toward a single living being in Minnesota, we hope that all can say the same in regard to us. Thus much in behalf of the senior edi tor, individually. The editors and pub lishers of the Minnesotian, jointly, “take this occasion to again renew their consid erations of the most distinguished regard and esteem” towards their patrons, but with a deeper and more heartfelt mean mg attached to the hackneyed phrase than when employed by diplomatists. We feel what we say. Very few news papers in the West ever entered their second year with so bright prospects be fore them as does the Minnesotian. We feel that for these favors we are indebted to the partiality of the people of the Ter ritory, without distinction of party ; and under the circumstances it were base in gratitude not to study more deeply into their wants, and endeavor, for the future, more thoroughly to merit their approba tion. 11 e have ibis to say to the Whigs of Minnesota: This paper was created to occupy the position of your central or gan. Those conducting it have no parti ality toward any clique or faction in the Territory, any farther than the opinions of other men may agree with our own as to what measures arc best suited to develop the yet hidden resources of Minnesota, and carry her prosperously forward to her high destiny. We unwhig no man because he has disagreed, or continues to disagree with us as to men and measures —unless he is already, or has become, thoroughly and openly Locoloco— recog nising in all the right to council and ad vise with us touching matters pertaining to the welfare otTVlinnesota and our par ty. Hie general course we have pursu ed in regard to local politics, was one clearly marked out by a majority of the party at the outset, and one which we shell not abandon until the same authority calls upon us to do so. Then we are ready to obey the call, come when it may, so that no requirements are exacted of us treasonable to our principles, and at war with the great National Faith of our ear ly adoption, and from which we can nev er be alienated in the slightest degree. ALEX. RAMSEY A faithful servant of the people, such as he, and one of them, takes no pleasure in seeing bis name garnished in the news papers, or rolled voluminously from the tongues of orators, with the prefixes of “His Excellency,’" “The Governor,” &*. Me merely, then, wish to announce, that Alex. Ramsey, after toiling for three long years to cfi’ect the extinguishment of Indian title to 40,000,000 of acres of the fairest and most fertile portion of the great IV estern V alley, and toiling success fully. notwithstanding the basest personal and political combinations against him nearly all the while, left on the Dr. Frank lin, Thursday morning, to lay before the President the lull consummation of this great measure, so vital to Minnesota’s very existence as an organized common wealth. He goes to the capital with the end he has so long battled for, thorough ly reached. He goes to do what he can, at this late period of our commercial sea son, to procure the means of subsistence, ■ during the coming winter, of the desti tute Indians who are now thrown upon the mercies of the Government. To get all the money appropriated, bring it hith er, and pay it out at this late day, is a task not to be expected by any reasonable being. Rut to do what mortal man may, under the circumstances, is the will of Alex. Ramsey, and Minnesota knows that the u-ay will not be untried. WELCOME HOME ! Our tried and laithful delegate, Henry 11. Sibley, arrived home by the Dr. Frank lin, Wednesday night. Never has a whole people welcomed the return of one in his capacity so heartily and sincerely with the greeting of “ Well done, good and laithful servant!"’ The session of Congress just concluded has been for Minnesota the most eventful 011 c she will ever have to pass through. Her destiny has been tixed—irrevocably fixed by the enactments of this Congress; and to Henry 11. Sibley is she indebted for labors which no other man within her borders could, in like capacity, at this lime, have perform ed. Like Gov. Ramsey, Mr. Sibley has been traduced, abused and misrepresent ed, but also like that faithful officer, lie has passed the ordeal unscathed. His enemies are now compelled to acknow ledge their error, and heartily join in the general commendation. HUGH TUI.ER Mr. Tyler paid us a flying visit this week—coming up with Mr. Sibley, Wed nesday night, and returning by the same boat the next morning, in company with Gov. Ramsey. Hugh, as we have before had occasion to remark, has stuck to Min nesota “ through thick and thin ” during all the long session of Congress just con cluded, without expectation of favor or reward. We were rejoiced to find him in excellent health, ready to make another trip to Pembina, it the “ exigencies of the service’’ require it. His numerous friends here only regretted that lie could not stay longer with them. —To Minnesota merchants, traders, &c., going into the St. Louis market to buy goods, we would say, by all means give our customers in that city a call. It will be seen they have recently replenish ed our advertising coluin'hs as well as their stocks. Messrs. McKusick and Pierse, land officers at Stillwater, have received their commissions, qualified, and will enter upon their duties immediately. Facta and Fancies. Minnetonka. —Such was the demand for our last issue, on account of the de scription it contained uf Minnetonka, that the whole edition run completely out early on Monday morning, leaving the wants of many of our friends, and several strangers, entirely unsupplied. We thought wc had printed a sufficiently large edition, but were much mistaken. Owing to this fact, we this week republish the entire article, having partly re-written and added considerably to it. In fact, last week we bad to saw it off about two-thirds of the way from the latter end, by the cry of “ enough copy.” VVe now make an imperceptible splice, con necting the first and second volumes of the Minnesotian with the extended nar rative, which if not interestingly written, is at least an attempt at describing one of the most interesting regions in Minnesota. 11 it prove the cause of bringing one in dustrious, thrifty farmer to Minnesota, we will be more than repaid for our labor. We trust it will do much more than this. Our friends this week can be supplied with any number of Minnesotians they may wish for mailing. The Pioneer.— The last two numbers of the Pioneer uphold its old reputation excellently well. Last week it contained several “ ten strikes ” upon the Demo crat, which was sufficient to bring down the ire of the latter, furious and strong. The New Postmaster General.— The papers speak in high praise of Hon. S. D. Hubbard, the present Postmaster General. He is said to be a man of clear mind, great energy, practical business habits, and unremitting application, lie was a delegate to the National Conven tion, and a Scott man all the time. The appointment has greatly encouraged the W big party, as it betokens a healing of differences that should never have exist ed, and a return of full harmony to the Whig party. Winter Mails. —Willoughby & Pow ers have had, lor the past three weeks, a gang of hands on the road between Prai rie du Cliien and Willow River, building bridges over streams and swamps, cutting through bad portions of the road, and making it thoroughly practicable for fall, winter and spring travel. Il is tlicir in tention to have the route in such a condi tion. that there will be no reasonable cause of mail failure at the times of the clos ing and opening of navigation. They are doing all this at their own expense, and should reap a compensating reward, ut least, for their public spirit. Of course, wc all wish them to do more than this.— Last season they lost money. Measures are now being taking to increase the mail service to three trips per week. If our new Postmaster General wishes to do an act of absolute duty, he will heed the pe tition, numerously signed by our people, that has gone forward in relation to this matter, and also remit the fines imposed upon the contractors last year. We know wc speak the general wish of Min nesota when we say this. Mr. Hub bald, when this paragraph meets his eye —and it shall meet it—will please read and ponder the same. Sioux and Chippeivas. —Some weeks ago, the Sioux killed a Chippewa on the Chippewa river, Wisconsin. Soon after we heard that the Sioux were “ dancing the scalp ’at Red Wing. The circum stance was no more thought of. until a few days since we noticed in Forbes’ store a neatly enveloped package, direct ed : Chippewas of Chippewa river, care of F. S. Richards, Reed’s Landing, Min nesota.” Upon enquiry, we learned that it contained the scalp of the deceased Chippewa warrior, which the Governor had compelled the Sioux to surrender, in order that it might he sent to his friends. This is only one of the many trifling but perplexing incidents which demand the daily attention of the officers who have to deal with these savages, to say nothing of affairs of greater magnitude. Minnesota in Congress. —Mr. Sib ley informs us that the only measures of importance which were laid over, were the bills appropriating money for the com pletion of our roads and public buildings. It will be recollected that they passed the House early in the summer. They were reported favorably upon by the Senate Committee on Territories, but were not reached in their order before the ad journment. They will undoubtedly be taken up and passed early the ensuing session. Kittson House. —Wc were through this large and commodious structure the , °* ber <b *y> o»d found the work progres i f*"g ra P*dly, and being well and conven *ently executed. When finished it will he such a hotel as St. Paul needs—capa ble of accommodating any number of guests that may arrive from below to spend the summer with us. The old Jackson street bridge, which stood for eighteen months a crazy, rick ety disgrace to the town and its rulers, has been most thoroughly repaired, and is now better than when new. Dr. Bo rup furnished the lumber, and “ Uncle Lot did the work, mainly himself. Our Chief Justices, Old and New. —The Democrat, with its wonted consis tency, “ whistles down the wind” its old favorite of last year, Chief Justice Fuller. It eulogised the President for appointing him, and compliments the Sen ate for rejecting him ! But this is anoth er one of our neighbor’s “ peculiar and embarrassing positions,” which he will get out of by calling somebody a “ liar,” “ villain,” “ hypocrite,” &c., at the same time “avoiding all manner of personal abuse !” -Here’s what the Troy (N. Y.) Daily Post says of the new Chief Jus tice. From what we have heard from private sources, the remarks of the Troy editor are well deserved : J edge or Minnesota. —The President has appointed and the Senate lias confirm ed Henry Z. Hayner as Chief Justice of Minnesota. We were somewhat taken by surprise by this announcement, since wo knew that he was not an applicant for the place, and would not have asked il while Jerome Fuller held it with a pros pect of confirmation. The appointment is a good one. Mr. Hayner is one of the best lawyers in the State, and well quali fied by bis legal acquirements, sound judgment, and courteous demeanor, to make a most able and acceptable judge.— He was our law partner for six years, and we can speak knowingly of his quali fications. He is well read and deeply vers ed in the fundamental principles of the law, as set forth in the works of the I great masters and teachers, and his clients always found in him a safe and judicious (counsellor. A man of bis learning and intellect will be a valuable acquisition to the new Territory. Indi an Troubles.— We learn that the Indians have become troublesome on the Viest of the Mississippi opposite St. Paul and St. Anthony, and that they are driv ing off the squatters who have gone over the river to make claims.— Dubuque Her ald. Where did “ we” learn any such non sense and falsehood as this ? If you can’t get your ague-shaken vicinity set tled by more honorable means Ilian at tempting to check immigration hither bv such bare-faced public slanders, you had better stop operations. Our Steamboats. —Wc find the two fol lowing paragraphs in relation to favorite boats and boatmen in late numbers of the Galena Advertiser: The West Newton. —We learn that this boat, which has been lying idle here for some time, will herealter run as a regular packet between Galena and Mont rose, under the command of Capt. D. S. Harris, and is expected to go through in 48 hours. She will connect at Montrose with other boats below. The boat, under its present commander, will be put to the most useful purpose. Hauled Off. —The regular boats of the Keokuk Packet Co., between St. Louis and Keokuk, have all been hauled off from that trade, on account of the low water. The Black Hawk and Nominee now make, jointly, two trips per week to Ga lena. The Black Hawk is punctual in her arrivals on Thursdays and Saturdays, with the freight, mail and passengers of the Nominee—the two boats meeting each other ball way. Capt. Lodwick, on the Black Hawk, although not pre pared to accommodate the traveling pub lic in the regal style he could on the Ben Campbell, is nevertheless doing bis best to make things comfortabe. The Black Hawk is not to be “ sneeked at” in low water. The “ old Doctor,” notwithstanding the prophesies hurled at her by (lie St. Anthony Express, some weeks ago, con tinues to make her regular trips through to Galena; and on Wednesday night brought to our landing her largest load of the season. —Burbank, of the North-Western Ex press, a “ whole team” in “ putting things through in a general sense, has gone into partnership with Conslans, and when Randall’s new stone warehouse is finish ed, the new firm will open out extensive ly at the lower landing. Thus does busi ness increase in St. Paul as rapidly as its facilities open. Lc Sueur and Traverse dcs Sioux are now surveyed and plotted. They are both hound to be considerable towns. Wc are glad “fhe Traverse” retains its old name instead oi the one of evil omen mentioned a few weeks since. I all Business. —Our merchants are receiving their goods and preparing for a heavy fall business, as will be seen by our advertising columns. First we have The World's Fair, which displays a stock in variety, adaptation to the market and the tastes of our people, and cheap ness, that wc never expected to find in Minnesota—at least for the next ten years. One of our citizens just from the East assures us, that Curran sells men’s wear ing apparel cheaper than he could buy in New York. Other things arc in propor tion. Mr. J. T. Chamblin has opened a new furnishing establishment at the old stand of Reed on Third street. He is prepared with every thing in his line, and is ready to compete with the market. A. L. Larpenteur is receiving an ex tensive new stock. Particulars next week. Rnj <s" Farmer continue to keep their stock of groceries well replenished. Calhcart Sf Tyson have dissolved, and Tyson continues business at the old ‘tand. “The Star that never set*.”— Vermont has gone for the Whig* by an increased majority over last year. Their candidate for Governor is elected by the people, and two members of Congress by one thousand majority each. In the third Congressional district, there is no choice for Congress by the people. The terms of office of the Building Commissioners expire on the 12th of Oc tober. The affairs of the public buildings then pass into the hands of the Governor, Secretary and Chief Justice. lnformation is wanted of Michael Duncan, an Irishman, and a plasterer by trade, who came to this city on Saturday the 4th inst., on the Nominee. He was in a state of delirium from strong drink when he left Galena, and was so when he landed here. He is about five feet eight inches in height, dark complexion, and had on a white blanket coat. Information will be received at this office for his af flicted wife, who has come up in search of him. More Murder! —The steamer Rein deer recently blew up on North river, making sad havoc among her passengers The Cleveland True Democrat has the following: The fatal deaths, arising from the ex plosion on the Reindeer, are declared by the Coroner the result of accident. That bout was built to outrun all other boats, and the Henry Clay was built to outrun her. The latter beat. But not warned by her fatal catastrophe, the officers of the Reindeer attempted to make her the fastest boat on North river. Tlie cause of the accident, was racing— a wicked recklessness. Of this there is no doubt. And what a fatal result! This is the chapter: Killed and dead, - - 2(i Scalded, many sure to die, - 21 Saved, - - - - 168 The new steamboat law goes into effect in the districts of Nashville. New Orleans, St. Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Pitts burgh, Wheeling, Mobile, Galveston, Jan. 1, —in all the country March 1, tliereaitcr. Till it takes effect we can have no adequate security from these murders. In consequence of sickness among our printers, we are not able to work off this week's issue in time for all the mails. This we very much regret, but cannot help. We have engaged a sufficient force to get the paper out punctually, and are determined it shall be done.—Shaw neelown Tel. \ es, and you might engage as great a force as Gen. Scott whipped in the valley of Mexico, and King Ague would pros trate all of them under your “stands,” strewing them over the floor as thick as types at the feet ot a slovenly compositor. Our printers never get sick. It is true, some eight or ten cases of slight bilious attacks have prevailed in St. Paul the past ten days, but without exception the suf ferers were people who bad been below on the river sometime during the season. No deaths and no probability of any from this cause. —Gen. Cass took off his coat for Pieice | the other night at Tammany Hall. Dan I Webster only waits to get his shirt re | paired, which he tore trying to get nomi- I nated at Baltimore, to take off his for i Gen. Scott. Go it, old Fogies ! | Jack Frost has paid his devoirs to j Minnesota this year nearly one month [earlier than usual. W’e had slight visi tations Tuesday and Wednesday mornings of this week, sufficient to nip all species of tender vegetation. Every thing, how ever, of consequence, except buckwheat, was out of its way, and most of that grain had ripened. Melons, tomatoes, &c., caught it. By the way, speaking of melons, Mr. Axtcll treated all St. Paul the other day on a single muskmclon from the farm of Mr. Gibbs, near town. It weighed fifteen pounds. Gen. Cass and Gen. Scott.— We can reciprocate the Democrat’s compli ment to Gen. Haskell, of Tennessee which comes with an ill grace, however, from that editor—by quoting the follow ing from a recent speech of Gen. Cass. In the Senate of the United States on the 241 h of August, Gen. Cass spoke of the “ wonderful proneness for abuse and slander in our country during all our po litical contests,” and added: Europe interested in the example of our institutions it must be deplorable. In the Old World it must seem as though no man were properly qualified !o be a can | didate for the Chief Magistracy of this mighty country unless he is about the greatest rascal in it. Now, sir, I will | take no part or lot in such warfare. I have no appetite for such vicious food. ror myself, I repudiate and reject it. I believe that Gen. Soott is an honorable and patriotic citizen, and that he lias written his name and deeds on one of the : bri f best pages of his country’s history; [and not one breath of calumny from me . shall ever wither a single leaf of the lau j rel tl,at . encircles his brow. His wreath j was fairly won, and I will not be one to prevent it from being fairly worn. I hav e enjoyed Ins personal friendship for h.s election to the Presidency; every body W, 'U, Cooral PieL i, raj. ~ en ‘ Scott has already, or soon will, issue an order for the erection of a f ort on the Minnesota river above the mouth of the Blue Earth. Religious Notice. —Delegates from the Baptist churches in St. Anthony, St. Paul, Stillwater, Willow River, Rolling Stone and La Crosse are expected to meet in Council at the Baptist Church in St. Paul on next Friday, Sept. 24, at 10 o’clock, A. M. The object of the meet ing will be to lorm an Association for missionary and other purposes. The meetings will be introduced with a ser mon on Friday at half-past 10 o’clock, A. M., will all be of a public character, and continued at least until Sabbath evening. This community are respectfully invited to attend. —The editor of the Democrat com plained, in a speech he made a few weeks ago, against the formation of a military company, that he was in a “ peculiar and embarrassing position.” Its peculiarity is not very great to him, but its embarrass ments are certa nly increasing every dav. They will reach the climax about tin twelfth of October. —Neighbor Robertson’s “ Democrats party”—Lot Moffct, Chairman of Commit tee —have called a meeting next Satur day, to nominate candidates for the Octo ber election. “ Set ’em up again, boys ! —Gen. Scott is spending a few weeks at West Point. His boys are at work all over the country ; and now Congress has adjourned, the enthusiasm of the cam paign is beginning to develop itself. Thu country never yet descried her old sol diers, and she never will. The right feeling is abroad among the people. Rid ing in railroad cars, stopping at the “first class” hotels, and associating with aristo crats and old fogies about Boston and New York, is no way to find out public senti ment. Everything is working well.— The documents have been distributed, and they are now telling with wonderful ef fect. Will the editor of the Democrat in form us whether lie considers it “ person al abuse ’’ to comment upon any position lie may assume as an editor ? Where docs he draw the line? He complains that lie lias been abused, personally, re cently, by a correspondent of the Miimeso tian—one we know to be a man cntirclx above any such act, were he conscious ot it. And wc, ourselves, are cxceedingU anxious to please his fastidious taste, if lie will only “define his boundary.” We will agree to almost anything to keep him in a good humor from now till after the election. —lf we cannot triumph in the ap proaching campaign without following the editor ul’ the Democrat into the “Banet u ary, ’ or any where else he may choose to go in a pi irate capacity, disconnected with his course as an editor and political opponent, wc are willing to be defeated He mean just what we say ,• and hope lie has enough of honor left to appreciate il. —From indications in the last number, the Democrat is again,for the fourth time, about to change its position on the Maine Liquor Law. Look out for another grand somerset. —The Democrat still dreams of suc cess at tlie October election—but it is all a dream Vi c are bound to beat him, take what course he may. We know exactly hour we arc going to do it. The result is clear—conclusive—inevitable. Mark the prediction. Wc have studied the work ings of Minnesota politics four years, and were never mistaken yef, while the Demo crat man has been sold on every occasion. He is bound to go overboard further from land this time than ever. We hare got the implements to put him there; and if he is sensible he knows it. Defeat—over whelming defeat—stares him in the face, and avert it he cannot. Latrst Vmi-i from thr Upprr Minnesota River. The caravan for Red River, composed mostly of Mr. Kittson's brigade of carts, had reached as far as the Pomme de Tere, fifteen miles west from Lac qui Parle, on the 28th ult. From previous reports received from Pembina, there had fears been entertained of molestation on the route from the prowling Yancton vaga bonds of the plains, but Mr. Kittson then had no serious apprehension. Subsequently some Sissctoans brought intelligence that the Yancton party, justly dreading an attack from the Red River hall-breeds had all moved off toward the Missouri. This would leave the route clear of the plain Indians who subsist on pursuit of the buffalo, and the bands of the F pper Minnesota have shown no dis position to molest or annoy the traveler from or to the Red River. " Rev. Mr. Corbet, missionary, lately from England, with his wife, were with Mr. Kittson’s parly on their way to the Brit ish colony of Red River. Mr. C. was pleased with his journey, although he would not admit that the roads were as the turnpikes of old England. But no prairie travelling could be better, for a coach and four might with ease have been driven from Traverse dcs Sioux for 500 to 1000 miles north or west without obstruction, every small stream being fordable. The Chippewas have latterly been very troublesome in the neighborhood of Lie qui Parle, lurking about in small war parties. They some time ago killed ami scalped a Dakota.