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St. Paul, Minnesota. SATURDAY,' OCT. 2,1852. FOR PRESIDENT OF TOE UNITED STATES, GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT, OF HEW JERSEY* FOR VICE PRESIDENT* WILLIAM A. GRAHAM, OF NORTH CAROLINA. LE SlEl'R AND TRAVERSE DES SIOUX At the office of Conway & Nichols can be teen plots of these two new towns, recently laid out on the banks of the Minnesota, eighty-five and one hundred miles above its mouth. We do not refer to them for the purpose of “puffing,” or raising them to an importance not natur ally their own, but merely to “ make a note of” what they were when we first saw them. In the afternoon of July 18, 1850, the steamer Anthony Wayne, Dan. Able, master, having ascended the Minnesota river some thirty or forty miles above the Nominee's shingle, nailed up two weeks previous, and having passed the “Big Woods,” landed for a moment at a broad and fertile prairie on the south side of the river. Our guide informed us this was “Prairie la Fleche.” It is a most beauti ful and eligible location for a town, with a good landing extending a great distance along the river, and fine woodland, springs and small running streams close at hand. This is now Le Sueur, named in honor of one of the early French explorers of this river, and the first white man ever as far interior as the mouth of the Blue Earth or Makato (not •Van-kato) river. Getting again under way, fifteen miles further up the river, and after again pass ing through a heavily timbered country, j the great prairie of the Traverse burst forth to view, as the boat made a turn in the narrow, crooked stream. It was a glorious sight—a picture that can never be effaced from the memory of those on board. The sun was just setting, and the green herbage of the prairie, rising in regular undulations, was gently waving to the motion of the summer breeze. Near the river stood forth the neat white cottages of the resident missionaries, and the school-house and place of worship, with Dakota tepees scattered hither and | yon over the prairie. We said then we never had seen on earth a spot so lovely, i and have since failed to find one requiring j a change of opinion. The Wayne was j the first steamboat that had ever reached j a point so high up the Minnesota.— Rev. Mr. Hopkins, one of the missiona ries (now, alas! like many a member of that gay party, numbered with the dead,) was the first to come aboard when we landed, and give us a friendly greet ing. When Le Sueur and Traverse des Sioux become large and flourishing cities, how often will those who stood that July evening upon the deck of the Wayne, revert to the incidents of their first visit thereto! Bold P)«|larUm —The Living Ass Clothed in the Skin of the Dead Lion. One would have scarcely thought, that after what the Democrat editor had writ ten and said of the late Colonel Goodhue during his lifetime, he w'ould have had the hardihood, after his death, to meanly sneak to the files of the Pioneer, filch therefrom solid columns of editorial mat ter, and attempt to palm it off as orig inal. No one who is conversant with political affairs in St. Paul one year ago, can fail to remember the article we now pub lish, from the Pioneer of Sept. 25,1851. It Was one of the late editor’s most brilliant and palpable hits ; and at the time of its publication created no little sensation. It scored the editor of the Democrat to the quick; and in his excrutiating writhings thereat he spoke of it as follows. We quote from the Democrat of Oct 7, 1851: “ The Pioneer editor empties a vast amount of “ wrath and cabbage ” into the first two editorial columns of his paper of last week. Having thus relieved his stomach of its gall and wormwood, he ar rives at the last of his editorial columns as gentle as a lamb, and after another bray ana brief exhibition of his elephant—he excels in the animal line—he becomes quite human, and almost pious!” Now who would have thought, we ask, that one year from the date of this exco riating satire of Col. Goodhue’s, this same editor of the Democrat would have the meanness and temerity to plagiarise the entire article, and publish it as editorial in his own columns—merely altering the names of persons, and making other •light variations ? Yet here are the articles side, by side, that they may be read and compared. But this is scarcely necessary, as the plagiarism is so glaring that it became a subject of general remark all over town, on Wednesday, after the Democrat was issued. In fact, one can not resist the conviction, that the Pioneer of Sept 25, ’sl, teas before the Dem ocrat editor when he wrote his article! We have not the least doubt in the world of the fact; although, like all other at tempts of weak minds to convert to their own use the ideas of great intellects, ,’ Robertson makes a miserable failure of it. But read both articles, and then make up your minds in regard to the amount of respect and confidence which should be shown that editor, who filches from the literary reputation of one who is not on earth to defend himself, and who in life was treated with whole columns of all the vilest abuse in which the editor of the Democrat is such an adept. But we will not keep our readers longer from the proof. Read and behold the glaring evi ! deuce of this meanest of all the mean and contemptible acts the Democrat editor has ever been guilty of: From the Pioneer, Sept.] From the Democrat, Sept. 25, 1851. 1 29, 1832. The Rice Caucus, last The Whig Hobby in WEEK, ILLUSTRATED BV j THE Mil)! AND ST* PAUL Natural History—Or- Whiggery‘Fired with igin or the word Cau- Indignation’ thereat! cus— Exhibition oe the —The Whig politicians of St. Bogus Elephant. —The (Paul had fixed up In their of word‘Caucus’ was originated rice-craving imaginations, a as follows: During the Pe- j nice little hobby to run, as nlnsular War, carried on Injthey believed, a successful Spain, by the Knglhh, under)race in the next election.— Lord Wellington, then only'According to their political Duke of WelL sley, the army [anatomy, oue of the fore legs had to cro>s the river tJuadul- »f the animal was to be coin quiver, with all their bag-(posed of those democrats in gage, mules and asses,iiiini-sentinieut who have hitli bcring 600, and the river'ert* been separated by a then swollen with rains, sol variety of unfortuuate cir that It was impossible for the(cums:ances from an earlier inulrs and asses to swim union with their brethren, over, without being borne j who had first orgnized them down by the current so far selves iuto a party. before they could land on Ihtj The other fofv leg was to opposite side, that they would:be made oi those democrats, sink, through fatigue. Ac-! who have acted with the *or cordlngiy, the General called ganlzation.’ but by becoming a convention of his officers,!enlisted, and soineuhat to devise some plan for get-] warmly too,in support of the ting the animals over; and!Maine liquor law, were sup after long consultation about posed by the whig leaders to It, affording much merriment!have been estranged from to the army, who knew what the democracy, and there- It was about, it was finally! fore, ready to become a limb agreed and orders were given\of the whig hobby. to have a large baudage or; The hind legs of this pie jacket of cork, buckled like a bald whig donkey consists of saddle around each of the all the whig politicians of all brutes; but upon trial they sorts of professions and pruc wereall drowned. The coun-lticcs; a union of all the can sel of officers who devised) ting Pharisees of the‘Lying Jackets of cork for the mules Son of Minnesota’ 6tripe, and asses, was Jeerlngly Itnoind together like flesh and called the‘cork-as» counsel,’(blood, with public sinn< rs, and finally it was abbreviated; who do not take the pains to into ‘cork-as*?} the orthogra-j play the hypocrite; a combi phyof the we rd aas changed i nation of the place hunting, from ‘cork-ass’into‘caucus,’j bogus temperance whig*, to conceal It.' mmi origin; and the office loving rum and ‘caucus’ at length climb* inics; the whig trickster of ed up and took a respectable long face, and the whig pant scat in the columns of the(bler, who -pends his long dictionary. (nights at (he card table— Never since th*' origin ofjtbe.se, aided by the well the word ‘caucus,’ probably.!meaning, tbe honest men of has it been employed in a 1 whiggery , who regard it as a sense so proper and so strict-j religious duty to oppose the ly literal, as to the Rice‘cork-j Democratic Party all the ass’ last week, which fitted'time, compose the muscle, out their caravan of candl-|the cartilage, the blood and dates, to be supported at thejbones of the hind legs of this coming election. Kosinante of whiggery, I which The Rice people had a pro- they hod christened the Law traded meeting, which con-!and Order People’s Party ! sumed the two hindquarters, Prominently mounted on of last week and gnawed the this donkey—and not stowed head of the Sunday fo'low- away In its bowels like the Ing. They must have had a (men of the Trojan horse—sal refreshing time of it. from the beautiful John P. Owens! all appearances. We refrain A suitable effigy of St. Paul from commenting upon the whiggery—a Death on the Jealousies and fierce and an- Pale Horse, burlesqued ! But gry debates and violent de- there he sat snuffing the pub nunclations and recrinilna-lie printing afar off, and anon tlon amongst them, as It is u summoning the Democracy family matter of their own; of Minnesota to submit at and as many of them were once to an unconditional sur caught, «ml after actual tri- render ! Behind Owens, al, arc now' heartily sick ot back to bark, (as we learn the whole greedy set of cor- from the last Pioueer,) sat morauts, and would like to our neighbor Isaac, his slin crawl out of the scrape,* Ith- pie-hearted, and trusty out its being understood they squire, holding on to the tail were in it. It will be as and crupper with all his hard, in a month, to find a might aud main force,which, man who was in that Con- as the sequel w ill show, ventlon, as it was in Cinctn- pulled up the donkey to a sort natl to flnda man who would of standing position, not own that he hud attended the withstanding its very inade chase of the buffaloes there ucther supports, exhibited; when the butfH- Thus appoint cm, as the whig loes being turned loose 1 , went leaders supposed, with legs, quietly to grazing. To strait-jus well as riders, front and gers and spectators looking rear, they believed that their ou, who have listened to tbe (hobby hail nothing more to *lo hypocritical braying of the!than run over the course and Rice leaders, about ‘print!-1 sweep the stakes of office and j pie* and ‘democracy,* forjpower. The riders thus I some time past. It was an 'mounted, and also booted I exhibition which needed no and spurred to dash rough comment. They ‘saw the el-jshod over all opposi lou, ! ephant’—the skin was blown| were putted up ilk** empty off on 1 the ugly little beast (bladders, with gcir-linpor ■ stood in ail his native defor- tancc. With an air of tri | wity, a veritable Jackass, >umph, they crack their whips from his hoofs up to the tips (and plunging their rowels of his long ears. (into the lean flanks of their The Democrat, who firm>ins> donkey, they give a shout the animal, was greatly tins- ami attempt the first leap in (rated io»ee the beast denutl-jthe race, when horrible to ed, and began to whisper and .'relate, the donkey plunges coax and pat and wheedle [headlong into the mud, pitch- i him, begging him not to kick ing its riders heels overhead ofl the elephant skin and -poil ! Into the deep slough of polit- i the exhibition by braviug be-jeal despond ! And then for 1 lore the crowd; but the ani- the tirst time, it was discov- | mal had got obstinate and jered by Owens and his gang, ! continued to braco back and‘that their hobby had only its pull at the halt»*r, braying! whig hind legs—the fore , out that unmistakable *he- legs relied upon, were not haw !•" ‘lie-haw !’ ‘he-haw !’j there! Owens fainted several until the scene was perfectly times, and all his cronies ludicrous, the keeper tiying! were‘fired with indignation.’ to hold the elephant skin;Nobody could tell what had down over the rump of the! become of Isaac. lie was little donkey, by the crupper, counted among the missing, while the donkey continued! Wc hope he was not hurt. •to bray and kick up behind. Owens, having recovered | At length the animal gotqul-lfrom his faiotings,ran about et, and the keeper, who af- like a hen that had lost her fects oratory, proceeded:—chickens, and became like ‘Gentlemen, this Is the elc-jt»en. Scott, when he wrote phant, but he i> very young;that notorious native letter, and vicious; still, you sec It ‘fired all over with indlgna ls a genuine elephant; 11 lion, 5 and covered with the knew the mother of this ani- filth of his tumble. He rant mal, hi Ohler. 1 will >l»ow j ,xi and swore about the men you that he has the motions whom he wanted to make and habits of the elephant, the fore legs of his donkey, Kneel down, sir ! (The bea-tjand cursed them with all the drops upon his knees.) Down! rage of a drunken hag of Bil (beast drops his hind-quar- lingsgate. Uncle Moffet and ters. Spectators laugh when Counsellor Murray were the they see the beast com lug (especial objects of his blazing down behind as if he had noj indignation. He then rushed knees in Ids hind legs.) Geo-dlkeamanlaclntotheMiune llemen, you need not laugh ;U<>tlan office, to expose the this young elephant has the'trick that had been played natural knee Joints of the el-loffon him, and while he was ephant in his hind legs; but!writing an account of his he was foundered by eating!mishap, he fainted several wlld-rice, so that he cannot times more, and but for the bend them.’ (Ife-haw ! be-jtiineiy aid of Dr. Jarvis, and haw! brays the poostrate the nursing of Jus. Ramsey, donkey.) ‘Xow,’ says the! Ben. Brunson, Counsellor keeper,’ you seven ger.tle-lWilkinson and Postmaster meu whom 1 designated,! Bass, the owners of half the may come forward and sit Minnesotian, he would have astride of the elephant. Nel- gone oil iu a syncope, son and Freeborn having! The above denouement took more weight, may sit upon I place last week, and afforded the shoulders. McCann,!a large amount of fun to the Burns, Kennedy and Keller,!democrats, and no little en may sit next; and little Jack joyment and satisfaction to a Morgan, selected as the least j great many whig*, who des of evils, may lay hold of the pise Owens and his crew of crupper.’ They know but j spoil hunters, little of natural history, whoi P. s. Since the above was believe that little disguised written, we learn that Owens Jackass will ever be able to and his cronies are busv at get upon his hoofs with such work, trying the hopelcss'ex a burden—coax and whisper pertinent of pulling their and storm and rant and goad dead donkey out of the mire, him, as much as the Demo- In their desperation, they crat driver may. What is are craty enough to suppose one poor little Jackass, under that by a profuse application six such weighty candidates, or steam power, they can and Jack Morgan, a catch!make lilin go yet, on his two rider,mounted behind, like a;shriveled legs and timber monkey In a circus ! (hoofs, and thus force him to I run a tolerable race against our finely conditioned and prancing steed, Democracy! Well, that’s enough to make (democrats laugh and grow (fat! No Go!—The Democrats of the 9th Congress district, Illinois, met at Benton on the 10th inst. They ballotted forty eight times, and then adjourned to the 27th, without making any nomination. Suit Instituted.— Hon Daniel Web ster and G. V. Duncan have entered a suit against the city of New Orleans, to recov er $50,000 for their services in the cele brated Gaines case, in defending the city. Posting the Books.— Missouri, lowa and Maine are the only States which have yet elected members to the next Congress. In the year of Gen. Tay lor’s election, they chose three Whigs to eleven Loco Focos, but one of the three Whigs (D. F. Miller, of Iowa) was cheat ed out of his seat by the stealing of the Kanesville poll-book, so that the returns stood—-Whigs two; Oppsition twelve. ow those same States have chosen six Whigs and seven Opposition. We call y w£ e besinn,nß ' Keepit u p-—■ Ar * WHIGS AND WHIG OFFICERS. The press, and those leaders in St. Paul, who professes to be the “ Democ racy,” par excellence , have a great deal of cant about the intrigues and dishones ty of Whigs and Whig officers. In their views and expressions, they exhibit all the bigotry, intolerance and narrow ness displayed by Franklin Pierce and his political associates in New Hampshire, in keeping the religious test in the con stitution of that State. All their aims here are directed to make the thoughtless and unread who may come among us, hate and despise Whig officers and Whig citizens. Men can here be found in St. Paul, who have been schooled to regard a Whig as a monster in human form—a traitor to his country—a vile, unmitiga ted scoundrel, who should at once be ! ejected from all social intercourse with ' his neighbors, and driven forth, an outcast, from the community. They have been learned to start from a Whig as he ap proaches, and shun him as they would a leper. They must not buy of Whigs— they must not sell to Whigs—they must not associate with Whigs—or visit Whigs —or all. vv their wives to visit Whigs’ wives—or tliir cliidren to play with Whig children. This, in substance, is the les son preached through the streets of St. Paul, by Robertson and his gang, to those upon whom they think they can impose the base, intolerant fraud. Now look on this picture: What is the treatment all men, Democrats as well as Whigs, receive at the hands of the present Whig officers—Gov. Ramsey and Secretary Wilkin, for instance?— Have they not ever been willing to live and let live ? What two men have done more towards building up St. Paul, and developing the resources of Minnesota ? When they have a job of work to let, who ever heard of either of them enquir ing of the man making application for the same, whether he was a Whig or a Democrat ? When election day comes, do they not vole for Democrats as well as Whigs ? Do they say to the Democratic immigrant, “Go your ways—we don’t want you here?” They have voted for and supported Mr. Sibley, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Murray, Mr. Brawley, Mr. Cave, Mr. Roberts, and scores of other good Democrats—all of whom, however much under the ban of neighbor Robertson’s Democracy last year, lie dare not now os tracise, and drive from his party. In fact, he is now glad to seek their support and advice. But he would, had he his will, drive these faithful officers, and all other k Whigs, from the Territory. He would not allow them to possess their rights of citizens among us. lie would have an inquisition erected in the back ! part of his office, and put every Whig j upen the rack, merely because he dared : to avow himself a Whig. Friends and fellow-citizens ! Are the Whig officers wc have named deserving ot'such intolerant treatment? Are they not “ good men and true” to all and every trust reposed in them, and faithful to Minnesota throughout ? Would we not all like to have them remain with us to the end of their days ? If so, again rebuke at the ballot box. as you have “ many a time and ofl” heretofore, the bigoted and intolerant few, who hate, despise and persecute, and seek to drive hence, those men, and those who think with them, merely because they are Whigs. Look here what was said but a few weeks since, in Tammany Ilall, by the great man of the Democratic party, Gen. Cass, in reference to the relative honesty of the Whig and Democratic party. Said Gen. Cass : “ But I can say that, if there is one man here who expects me to abuse the Whig party and their candidates, he is very much mistaken. [Cheers.] I en gage in no such warfare. We have se rious battles enough with the Whigs; and if the three score years and ten which I have almost attained, give me any right to express my opinion, I will give it. The Whigs are just as honest as we are. [Cheers.] They think they are right, and we think they are wrong. They think we are wrong, and we know we are right. [Cheers.] The Whigs are in the same ship with us, and must sink or swim with us. I know Gen. Scott and have known him long —he is a brave man, and a high-minded, honest pa triot, but he is not my choice.” “Slop-Bucket Literature.”— The last Democrat has the following speci mens : “A Big Squash.— Mr. Winslow pre sented us with a squash of excellent qual ity, which weighed 47 pounds. Beat that if you can! The Minnesotian office Owens a squash which is bigger, but it is rotten to the core. Ike gives an anecdote in the last Pio neer, which mounts the Lying Son on (Owens) a jackass!! Very appropriate and smart!” Go on, sir! Pierce “Break-Down” in the South—Troupe and Quitman in the Field ! — The last movement of the South ern Democracy is made manifest by the following paragraph. Both the candi dates accept , and will run : “The Southern Rights Convention, which met at Montgomery, Alabama, have nominated George M. Troupe for the Presidency and Gen. Quitman for the Vice Presidency. Thus, we now have four regular sets of candidates before the country for the Presidency.” Facts and Fancies. ScnooL Meeting. —We hope the Union School Meeting, called to take place at Temperance Hall on Tuesday evening, will not be forgotten. Protracted Meeting. —Elder Rob ertson, of the “Democratic ” church has been holding a protracted meeting at the Court House, commencing last Saturday, and still not concluded as we go to press. The indications are that the increase to the fold of the faithful will be —over the left. Public Printinc. —We know it is not expected of us to take notice of the flood of falsehoods with which the col umns of the Democrat teem about these days. But we must be permitted to say, in answer to a charge in the last Demo crat, that we have never had a word of conversation, verbal or written, with the proprietress of the Pioneer, or any of her agents, or with any gentleman of any party in any part of the Territory, who expects to run for the Hcuse, in relation to our re election th *ciming winter as Territorial printers. Neither has any of our friends, so far as we know. The editor of the Democrat may continue to war upon the Pioneer, so long as it retains its present position and proprietorship, and the Min nesotian, in relation to this matter, and he will see anon how much he will make by the operation. His own uneasiness about the matter shows how entirely dis interested are his professions of “ Democ racy ” in this campaign. “ Sintominxe House.” —This is the name adopted by the proprietors for the new Hotel which has heretofore been known as the “ Kittson House.” We believe the first thought of changing the name originated in the extreme modesty of Mr. Kittson, who has no ambition for fame or notoriety in that line. It must always be borne in mind, that this is the House which “ Ramsey, Borup, Sibley & C 0.,” did not intend to build ; but, last year, after digging a cellar and laying the foundation, “ all for to ” “ fool ” the peo ple of the “ Lower Town,” hauled off the materials to Mendota; “ abandoned St. Paul,” and proceeded to undertake the “building up of a rival city at the mouth of the St. Peters!” But let this pass. These reminiscences may not be pleasant to some of our neighbors. Sintominne is a Dokota word, and simply means, as ap plied to a hotel, “ every body’s house ” Thus : the Dakotas, when they wish to express the idea of every body—the peo ple all around, use the term “ Sintomin ne.” A very appropriate name for the new and elegant hotel, now nearly fin ished. Father Bradley, as good an old man as there is aboveground, was called upon to act as one of the Vices at the “ Demo cratic ” meeting on Wednesday evening. The old gentleman, being slightly hard of hearing, imagined he was called upon to open the meeting with prayer, and pre pared to officiate accordingly. But just at the moment, a good Irish Democrat at the side of neighbor Robertson inquired : “ And is this a prayer meeting, Colonel.” “ No, no! I believe not,” was the an swer ; and up rose the “ Colonel *’ and suppressed the pious intentions of the old gentleman. Robertson was right; that was no place to pray. “Starkie on Evidence.” —Mr. Star kie, the Secretary of the protracted “ Dem ocratic ” meeting, in conversation with us states, that he can neither give evidence from what has been done up to this time, as to who will be nominated or who elect ed. Every lawyer knows that “ Starkie on evidence ” is standard authority. A Pilgrim from the Holy Land.— Gregory M. Wortabet, of Beyrout, Syria, is in town, and will lecture to-morrow evening at Mr. Neill’s church. His sub ject will be the Holy Land. Mr. W. is a gentleman of fine abilities and education, and will no doubt greatly interest his au dience. A pilgrim from the Holy Land in far off —far western Minnesota! How strangely this would sound to the ears of old Peter the Hermit, could he again ap pear on earth ! But the modern pilgrim comes not to rouse the fierce, warlike passions of belted knight and diademed monarch. His is a mission of peace. “They have all come in.”— This is the cry we hear in the Democrat and about the streets, in reference to what are called the “Sibley Democrats. Come in where, pray tell ? We think the “ coming in” is all on the other side. Mr. Sibley and his friends have accom plished all they undertook, and defeated the Robertson crowd in every instance and measure. The caving is all on the other side. Fishy.— Some of our citizens are taking advantage of the low water to fish with seins from the sand-bar opposite town. The quantity taken is very great, but not so large as the amount of faith necessary to believe that any of the candidates on the Robertson ticket will be elected. “Ho —ho —Wasta!”— The Dakota Lexicon is out. Subscribers can have their copies by calling at Le Due & Roher’a, and “ forking over.” We will notice it at length after the election. Screw Loose Somewhere. —How comes it, if the “ Democracy ” are united, that so popular a Democrat as Mr. Mur ray would not, at the meeting on Wed nesday night, allow his name to go upon the list of candidates to be nominated for the House. Last year Mr. Murray was a “ traitor ” —a “ bogus Democrat ” —a “ miserable tool ” of “ Ramsey, Sibley & C 0.,” but now his democracy is endorsed by the “ organization,” and (according to the “ organ ”) he has the additional re commendation of having been “abused” by “ Owens but yet with all this—and his democratic personal strength of last year added—he is not willing to stand a race in connection with the “ organized ” and “ united ” Democracy. Maybe it’s all right, but it does look as though there was a screw loose somewhere. Machinery. — A democrat the other day asked us our private opinion of the “machinery” used in nominating the Robertson ticket. Our private opinion, publicly expressed, is, that it is much too heavy for the rickety, crazy old hulk in which it has been placed, and that it will load her down to such n depth that she will stick fast on Maine bar, and freeze up for the winter. What Does it Mean? —We see upon the handbills, posted about town, for a continuance to-day and this evening of Robertson’s protracted “Democratic” meeting, these words : “ Whigs, and all others opposed to the Democratic party, have no right to vote or take part in this meeting.” What does this “all others” mean? We thought, from reading the Democrat, that the Democracy were “ thoroughly united,” and that the “ Whigs” were their “ only opponents.” “ All others” must refer to somebody ; and as there is no third or Free Soil party here, we are at a loss to know how to re concile the admonition upon the handbill with the assertions of the Democrat.— There really must be screws loose in every department of the “machinery.” A Bad Example to the Rising Gen eration. —A bright little fellow of eight or ten years, the son of an old St. Paul Democrat, happened to drop into the Court House during the session of the protracted meeting held on Wednesday night. Upon going home he proceeded to give an account of it to his father, thus: “ Father, I think those thirty men up there at the Court House have been acting very wickedly as well a very foolishly. In the first place, a venerable old gentleman wanted to open the meet ing with prayer, but Col. Robertson rose and objected, saying it was no place to pray. / thought they needed something to sanctify their doings. Then, after a while, a tall gentleman got up and com menced speaking, and swinging his arms. He talked about his being in iavor of a protective tariff and opposed to the Maine Liquor Law ; and proceeded to tell some very smutty stories,at which some laughed, and hurraed, and stamped their feet— thus showing what he uttered exactly suited their tastes. I know that if I were to make use of such words as he did, mother would whip me.” Thus, “ out of the mouths of babes and suck lings” are the proceedings of neighbor Robertson’s “ Democracy” condemned ! St. Paul Iron Foundry. —Borup & Co., —not “Sibley, Ramsey, Borup & C 0.,” nor “ Ramsey, Borup, Sibley & C 0.,” nor “Borup, Sibley, Ramsey & C 0.,” but sitnpley Borup & Co.—have employ ed a Mr. Clark, a skillful and practical master of the business, to carry on their contemplated iron foundry down at the building on Kittson’s addition, known as “ Dodd’s Folly.” The machinery will be put in, and the furnace started as soon as possible. No business in St. Paul is more needed, and none will pay better. Mendota.— By the “ Reserve act” Mcndota is withheld from the general sale as a town site. We presume that “ Sibley, Borup, Ramsey & Co.” will now proceed to build that hotel, which is to “ ruin St. Paul,” and leave the houses here to be inhabited bv owls and bats! Who’s the Man ? — Wanted, to run on the “ Democratic” ticket, a gentleman of leather conscience, whose father was a German, his mother an Irish woman, and who has resided in Lower Canada some years —thus combining the three great re quisites of German, Irish and Canadian French. For such, a liberal price will be paid in public printing , and no ques tions asked as to whether he last year belonged to “ Ramsey, Sibley, Borup & C 0.,” or trained in the ranks of the pure “ Democracy.” Apply at the Democrat office. Baptist Association.— A convention of delegates from the different Baptist churches of Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin was recently in session in St. Paul, for the purpose of forming the first Baptist Association in this region. All the churches, we believe, were repre sented; and the amount of talent and Christian devotion among the clergy of this denomination, judging from the limit ed opportunities we had of forming an opinion, will compare favorably with oth er branches of the church. It is laid that the National Hen Con vention will probably be held next season at Egg Harbor. The Minnesotian will please set his announcement right.—Pio neer. Eggs- actly ; and just ask your neigh bor, over on the corner, how that tre mendous brood of chickens of his, hatch ed last year in the shape of curses upon many of his fellow-democrats, are getting along ? Will his hen-house be able to hold all of them, now that they are coin ing home to roost ? “ Bricks.” —Brick is about in heavy quantities, in walls and out of walls, and plenty in the kilns at Brawley’s and Lu ton & Randolph’s yards; and sometimes, these days of electioneering excitement, a poor fellow gets one in his hat. We also believe those hauled to Mendota one year ago, by “ Ramsey, Borup, Sibley &. C 0.,” to build a hotel, still lie there. Maine. —The Legislature of Maine, just elected, has a majority of six Whigs in the Senate, with a House that will co operate with the Senate majority. As there is no election for Governor by the people, the Legislature will, in all proba bility, elect Cl usbv , the Whig oandirtnte. The Whig gain in the popular vote on members of Congress is over 7000! Whatever influence the “ Liquor ques tion” may have had on Governor and members of the Legislature, it certainly had none on Congressmen, who have nothing to do with the matter. Never, since 1840, have the Whigs of Maine done so well. The State is now general ly conceded as being very likely to vote for Scott and Graham. New York “ all set.” —The State Convention, which met at Syracuse, nominated by acclamation, Washington Hunt for Governor, without any ballot, and William A. Kent, of New York, on the second ballot, for Lieut. Governor. — Thomas Kempshall, of Rochester, was nominated by acclamation for Canal Com missioner. None of that peculiar spe cies of “ harmony” manifested by the Democratic Convention, was apparent.— No one was kicked out, and no “ treasona ble” doings were had. Another Screw Loose! —Maj. Noah refused to act as Secretary at the opening of the protracted meeting on Saturday last. “Democracy United.” —One year ago the editor of the Democrat proclaimed to the world, that the “ Democracy” of Minnesota were firmly united and sure of victory. In his late numbers he saj’s, in substance, they were not united then, but are now. On which occasion did he tell the truth ? or did lie tell it on either ? The Pioneer. —The Pioneer this week defines its position for the future. It will continue as the property of Mrs. Goodhue and the heirs of the late editor; remain, as heretofore, an advocate of the doctrines of the Democratic creed; and, judging by the following paragraph, will not alter, at present, its former course in relation to drawing party lines in the Territory. We regard this announce ment as important at this time, as the Pioneer is known to reflect the sentiments of a large proportion of the Democracy of Minnesota: “ It is not for us to dictate to our friends the course they should adopt in reference to the approaching election. The choice of men to represent our interests in the Territorial Legislature is an important event, and should be regarded as such.— In an Assembly where few, if any meas ures of a strictly partizan character can be introduced, it is obviously of more importance that those composing it, should be honest and capable, than that they ap pertain to this or that political creed.— Nevertheless, as Democrats, we shall ad vocate the drawing of party lines, when ever we have good reason to believe that a majority of our Democratic brethren are in favor of such a step. Meanwhile, we shall support those candidates for the Legislature, who may be brought forward by our friends as best fitted to discharge the responsible duties, which will neces sarily devolve upon the Representatives of the people.” Now and Then.— Last year the Dem ocrat talked as follows of Mr. Sibley: “He [Gov. Ramsey] was banished to Minnesota to get him out of the way ; and immediately upon his arrival here, sold out to the Terriiorial Nick Biddles , Borup and SIBLEY. His baleful exaifiple has demoralized the character of every man in the community , who was capable of being reached by its influence. Asa necessary consequence, the most disgraceful acts are committed by men in power and po sitions of influence, with a shameless and reckless impunity unexampled in this country.” Now the corrupt “Nick Biddle” is transformed into a “ marvelous proper man,” and is spoken of as follows : “Our Delegate at Home. —Hon. H. H. Sibley arrived on the Dr. Franklin on Wednesday last. He looks in fine health. Mr. S. had a brilliant career in the last Congress, having been successful in a number of measures of the utmost importance to the Territory.” In other places recently, the Democrat speaks of Mr. Sibley as “our faithful and untiring Delegate,” and otherwise lays on the “soft soap,” good and strong. Well may Mr. Sibley exclaim, with the contrite Job, “ What have I done that mine enemy should praise me!” Purr—Rey & Farmer’s cigars—about the best in town. Spoiled their Clothes for Noth ing.—A devout old darkey once attended a camp meeting in Kentucky, to hear a celebrated revivalist discourse upon things spiritual. He arrived late, after the ser mon had commenced, and took his seat in the “ negro quarters ” of the congrega tion. As the preacher waxed warm in his discourse, our colored friend began to “fire up,” and after sundry loud “amens” and other usual ejaculations, com menced jumping and shouting, and finally rolled off the bench into the mud and to bacco juice at his feet, doing serious dam age thereby to his elegant “ long-tailed blue.” “Glory to de Almighty! bress de Lor’ for sending to de poor nigga, so good a man as Brudder Jones!” “ Hush, you fool nigga you,” said a friend at his side; “ dat’s not Brudder Jones as is preachin’—he’s sick and dis man took him place.” “Dat not Brudder Jones, you say, Caesar; dedeble! den I s spiled my new coat for nuffin!” So with a great many of that portion of the St. Paul De mocracy, who one year ago looked upon “ Brudder Robertson ” as the great minis ter of Democratic grace, who was to bring ihem all into tUo cKnopfnld. and lead them on, with victory, to the promised land. They find they have befouled and soiled their Democratic coats all for nothing. Webster. —No prominent man of Massachusetts took part in the late Web ster Convention at Boston. The thing is dying a natural death. The Boston At las of the 16th ult.—for a copy of which jwe are indebted to our friend, John S. ! Proctor, Esq., of Stillwater, (now at the East) —says: “No man of any prominence in the Whig party had anything to do with the meet ing, and it is certainly assuming a good deal on the part of the Rev. Matthew Hale Smith, to accuse tbe Whig Conven tion of fraud, when such men as George Ashinun, Franklin Haven, Seth Sprague, Rufus Choate, Otis P. Lord, Linus Child, Luther V. Bell, Artemas Lee, Mr. Dick inson, Dr. Fisher, and Henry L. Dawes, who were delegates to the Convention, and all of whom, but two, voted from first to last for Mr. Webster, say that the nomination was fairly made, and that they will vote for it. We have devoted more space to this Boston meeting than its im portance demands, but as some interest may be felt in the matter, out of the State, we have written the above. We have been careful to state exactly the proceedings as they were, in order that [ Whigs at a distance may not be deceived by false reports that may go out from this j city. The Whigs of Massachusetts have a high regard lor Mr. Webster, they have a high regard also for Whig prir.ci ples and tor the Whig oumlidntes. They will show their patriotism and good sense by supporting the regular candidates of the party. The meeting yesterday shows how deceptive a long parade of names sometimes is. The call for this Conven tion had over three thousand names at tached to it. And yet there was not one hundred and fifty persons present in the hall in the morning, who appeared to sympathise with the purpose of it; nor did more than one-fourth of those present in the evening sympathise with it. The question naturally arises, how were those names obtained ? were they real or were they bogus ?” Nominee.— The familiar whistle of the old Nominee once more awoke the echoes of our hills and bluffs on Monday evening. How rejoiced we all were to hear it again, and to extend a familiar greeting to Capt. Smilh, Brooks, and all hands! The Nominee will now continue to run through to Galena the balance of the season. The water is getting better. We have had rain and the river is rising. Curran, of the World’s Fair, starts down on the next boat, bound for New York for a new stock of goods, having already sold nearly the large stock receiv ed last month. His partner, Mr. Lawler, not fearing competition, has rented the new store-room next door, to an extensive jobbing firm from the East. See notice of proposals for painting the Capitol. The bids close Monday afternoon. Food and Raiment.-- See Wolfs & Neihaus’ advertisements in this number of the Minnesotian. Chamblin, on Third street, lias every thing in the clothing line that any one may desire. During the continuance of the low wa ter, several boats on the Upper Missis sippi have entered into an arrangement, by which passengers may reach Galena, 111., in fifty-six hours for the seeming low price of sl2. Passengers wishing to avail themselves of the benefit of this ar rangement will take either of the packets Irom this city and go to Keokuk for $4, thence by the steamer Regulator or John McKee betw-en the lower and upper rapids for the sum of $5, and there meet with the fast packet West Newton, which will convey them the balance of the journey for $3. Around both rapids a land con veyance for both passengers and baggage will be furnished free of charge. The traveling public will doubtless avail them selves of the advantages afforded by this arrangement, which it is said will be per manent as long as the low water contin ues.—St. Louis Intel. A Sign in Maine. —The election of three Whig Congressmen in Maine is a good sign for November, but the best sign of all is the election of Mr. Wash burn in the Penobscot district, by a clear majority. There was a plurality of near ly 1000 against him in 1850. Mr. Wash bum is an out and out enthusiastic Scott man.