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#alnt 'jSaul, Saiatfcai, ttrtahtt 9,1852
or 111 JERSEY.
Oar New Dress.
Our new type has at length come to hand,
and we this day present the Minnesotian to the
public in the style we have for months so anxi
ously desired to clothe it. As it speaks for it
self, we merely have to say, that our Brevier,
used for the reading matter, is from Jas. Con
nor & Son's United States Type Foundry, New
York, and the Nonpareil, used for the advertise
ments, is from the foundry of A. P. Ladcw &
Co., St. Louis. Mr. W. A. Nelson, St. Louis,
Is the Western agent for Connor & Son.
■ Nothing so much injures a town abroad, or
retards its prosperity at home, as a dingy, slov
enly newspaper. St. Paul has prospered be
yond measure by pursuing a certain line of
home political policy, and it is the duty of
those who have come up with her to display
that prosperity to the world. The Minnesotian
now thinks it has done its share of this, and
with high hopes and determined resolves drives
on to the future.
The ElecUsn.
The following notice by the proper officer
tells the people what officers they have to vote
for next Tuesday:
Notice is hereby given that on the second
Tuesday, the 12th day of October next, at the
Lower School House, in the St. Paul Precinct
No. 1, in the county of Ramsey, an election will
be held for Territorial, County, and Prccicnt
officers, viz:
Five Representatives to the Legislative As
One County Commissioner.
One County Treasurer.
Three Assessors.
One Supervisor of Roads.
One Justice of the Peace.
Two Constables.
One County Surveyor.
One Judge of Probate.
Which election will be opened at nine o'clock
in the morning, aud will continue open until
four o’clock in the afternoon of the same day.
Dated this Ist day of Sept.. 1852.
Clerk of the Board of Co. Cora’rs.
Insidious I'oison,
The Democrat this week contains an article
headed, “The Whig crusade against adopted cit
izens.” With the unwary, it is, perhaps, the
most effective article ever emanating from that
quarter. Every line of it is calculated to make
our foreign population hate and despise those
among whom they have cast their lot—to array
them against their native born fellow-citizens,
and in the end to reproduce in this fair land the
horrible scenes of Philadelphia, eight years
ago. The editor of the Democrat is as well
aware as we are, that very nearly, if not quite,
all the native feeling that is now manifesting
itself in St. Paul has been forced up by appeals
such as this. He knows that among that class of
Whigs which he terms “leaders," there is no feel
ing whatever of the kind. He knows that Gov.
Ramsey, Capt. Wilkin, M. S. Wilkinson, Mnj
Fridley, J. W. Bass, Maj. M'l.ean, B. L. Sellors,
J. C. Ramsey, B. W. Brunson, and J. P. Owens—
most of whom, no doubt, he had in his mind's
eye when he wrote the article in question—
have done much more than his position or his
ability would ever enable him to, to bring for
eigners hither, and induce them to settle in
Minnesota. So fur as we are individually con
cerned, we can show as clean a record as any
man living, as to where we stood in other com
munities at times when native American excite
ment, raised by demagogues through just such
appeals to blind prejudice as this, raged high,
and threatened bloodshed aud anarchy. And
we need not go outside of St. Paul to prove,
that no longer ago than last April, we spent
whole hours, day after day, upon the w harf at
St. Louis, using all the influence and power of
language that we possessed, trying to induce
German and Irish immigrants who had just ar
rived in the country, to set their faces toward
Minnesota. Others named above have done
much more than we in this business ; and per
haps if Gov. Ramsey could be seen this day, he
would be found at one of the docks of New-
York, Buffalo, Chicago or Galena, in the midst
of a party of German immigrants, addressing
them in their own poetic and forcible language,
and spreading before them all the beauties, ad
vantages and future prospects of his own be
loved Minnesota.
But however well the editor of the Democrat
may have known these facts, it was not his pur
pose to hint at divulging them at this time. It
•was not his game. The cards in his hand did
not point to it. W e think we can read him, how
ever, very plainly. At least, tee will try, as
Gen. Scott said when ordered to storm a battery
at Lundy's Lane.
About four weeks ago, the “ leaders ” of our
neighbor s branch of the Democracy got togeth
er, and commenced cyphering as to their pros
pects in the election this fall. It soon became
evident to them by a comparison of notes, that
their chances were more slight than even last
year. They had failed in all their destructive
measures, so adroitly planned to head Governor
Ramsey, Mr. Sibley, and other good men, in
their Territorial policy—the disfranchisement
©f citizens west of the Mississippi, and all—and
they saw the great mass of the people were
against them stronger than ever. An over
whelming defeat stared them in the face. No
man of sense, understanding the exact state of
affairs, and the influences bound to be arrayed
against their ticket, was willing to risk a race.
So the grand idea entered their profound nod
dles of “ killing two birds with one stone ” of
running and having defeated certain leading
men in their party of foreign birth—thus getting
them out of the way hereafter—and at the same
time compelling the Whigs to fight a foreign
ticket, and thus placing us in a fasle position.
.Now, here the foreign voters can see the whole
of the game. Here is every card which the
Democrat editor and those acting with him now
hold in their hands. For weeks they have not
had the remotest idea of electing a solitary man
on their ticket. But if they can only get the
■Whigs to fight a foreign ticket, the false charge
of Nativism ” is fastened upon them forever
hereafter, and next year they can have it all
their own way. Perhaps they will succeed!
Now, is it not a base insult to the intelligence
of these citizens of foreign birth to approach
them in this way! Can any German, or Irish
man, or Frenchman be made to believe any such
stuff'that the “Whig leaders ” here are all po
litical Native Americans! Are we not all your
neighbors, and do yon not know to the contra
ry f And the prominent Democrats who are
acting with us, are they apposed to foreigners
enjoying all the privileges they themselves pos
sess? Is not Mr. Forbes, and Mr. Brown, and
Mr. Brawley of this class of citizens? Mr.
Forbes is himself a foreigner, and has done as
much to recommend himself to the kind regards
of his fellow-foreigners as ever did the editor of
the Democrat, with the single exception, per
haps, that he did not. last winter, as did our
neighbor, run wild with the Kossuth mania, and
write articles eulogistic of the great Hungari
an's anti-Catholic speeches. But it is useless to
spend time and space in noticing such bare-fa
ced attempts to humbug an intelligent people.
While the American born portion of his own
party look with contempt at the want of candor
at such a course, the foreign born see the trick
and will rebuke it nt the ballot box.
Peoplr’s Ticket.
The ticket nominated at the meeting on
Wednesday afternoon is a good one. The men
upon it are all known—they are among the
most prominent and respectable of our citizens
—they have been here from the start, aud are
thoroughly identified with St. Paul aud all her
interests—so there is no occasion for us to
write whole columns to tell who they are.or carry
a certificate about the streets to prove that they
can rend and wTite. Not one of them but who
not only has done something for St. Paul, but a
great deal. The people know them and will
elect them—not because their opponents are
gentlemen of foreign birth, but because all
have confidence in their ability, experience, and
integrity—in their conservative discrimination
upon all matters of legislation—liquor laws
and all other laws—and will not go for wild,
ultra extremes on either side, or any side of
any question. This is the great strength of the
People’s Ticket this year, as it has been on
every year, and has carried it triumphantly
through on all occasions, and will again. But
we thiuk this is about the best and strongest
one we ever had. The mad-dog cry of “ Xa
tivisrn” raised against it will avail nothing.—
People here arc not such fools as to be caught
by any such trap.
Cathalic Emancipation in New Hampshire -Who
are “ Nativists I”
With the name of FRANKLIN PIERCE flying
at its mast-head for President of the United
States, the Democrat has the audacity to charge
the Whig party with being the “Native Ameri
can party!” Now, foreign born as well as na
tive born, just read what is printed below, and
then decide as to his sincerity. Here lias the
crime of forgery been invoked to induce citi
zens of foreign birth to believe that Frank
Pierce was a friend of Catholic Emancipation
in New Hampshire! The authority comes to us
in no questionable shape. These documents are
now spreading like wild-lire all over the Union,
and opening the eyes of thousands to the politi
cal fraud that is attempted to lx* put upon
From the Xew ITantpelilre Gazette, Extra.
The Irishmen in New Hampshire and Gen F.
Concord, X. 11., Sept. 25, 1852.
Soon after our paper went to press yesterday,
we received the following communication, which
we issue this morning in an extra form. We
postposed a communication or two from our last
paper to next week, giving evidence that the
adopted citizens and our countrymen in this
vicinity were grieved at the course which some
of their friends had adopted and w bieh others
were made to adopt by having their names used
without their knowledge or approbation. We
have felt confident the letter with “ 38 ” names
to it did not correctly represent the feelings
and views of the Catholic citizens of Concord
and vincinity, nor. indeed, those of the State
generally. We ask their attention to what fol
lows :
Whereas, an article appeared in the X. 11. Pat
riot, dated at Concord, Aug. 13, 1852, over the
signatures of thirty-six Catholics of this town,
many of whom we are informed knew nothing
of their names being used until they were in
print, representing that they, and Catholics of
New Hampshire generally, feel deeply indebted
to Gen. Pierce for his support, in and'out of the
Constitutional Convention, removing the Anti-
Catholic Test therefrom—and whereas, no cred
it is due in this particular, to Gen. Pierce, or
the party in the State, whose candidate he is
for the Presidency, it is deemed proper to put
forth the following paper:
We, Catholic citizens of Concord and vicinity,
feel that we are wrongfully marked for pro
scription in matters political, when the spirit of
the age is favorable elsewhere to religious tol
eration : and we think the party in power in
this State has shown an indifference to our
rights highly censurable, inasmuch as no honest
efforts have been made by them to remove the
impediment which bars Catholics from holding,
under the State Government, places of profit,
honor, influence and responsibility ; and we have
yet to learn that Gen. Pierce, who seems solic
itous to obtain the votes of the people of our
faith for the high offee lie seeks, has ever utter
ed a word in our favor, save just at the close of
a Concord town meeting, in 1852, when the
question hud already been decided against us
in the State, and ulso in Concord itself.
In our estimatiou he hasdonc nothingto mer
it our support. Indeed, in 1835, his own party
in the State Legislature passed a law depriving
unnaturalized citizens of what little right of suf
frage was theirs, up to July 4, of that year.
Wm Karan Wm Hlgclns Michael narrlngton
Tatrlck Tyn» R..wcr Foley Daniel Cl I ford
Patrick It ran Wm Connelly John Barrv
Timothy Quiun Edward Burks ltcnrv Kagan
Michael Lynch John BtHerman Jaa O’Keefe
Michael Hobcn Owen Gieeson Dan Sheehan
Jno McGrath Andrew Caasey Job Wheaton
Wm Lawler Jat AtcEiinallv Peter McLaughlin
Jno Gallagher Peter McGcunies Jo., CUrew
Law Gallagher Pat Powers Kil Williams
Thoe Gallagher Tboa Clary Daniel Fitzpatrick
Mich Plannegan Pat Sullivan Joa Citmmlnga
Dan Donahue Ja* Tearney Pat KI ley
Rich Ronayan Pat Stack, TUos ilcManns
Jno Clancy Jaa McCookerv Mh-h Staff r<l
Den Scalln Jno Hogan Jaa Ridden
O McDermott Rich Nugent Pat Dalton
Pot Whealon Law Kelly Philip Hanlin
Richard Gleason Barnard Stephens Pal ( lenon
Wm McEnnally Thos Ktlley Jus Burke
Jaa Fitzgerald Win Hagan John Caaldv
James Doran Pat Hughes John Hares'
James O'Donnell Jno O’Donnell Mat It van
Pat Devine Pat McArdle Wm Griffin
Ed Fitzgerald Pal Doyle Rich Boyle
Philip Coffy wm Brown
o T Ed McArdle Jaa Dtlr
Brnr***? v James McGill S McLaughlin
vi m Cunningham Mich Doyle Wm Mc(i..w u
£tc.» r ;, n „ 2’ B r [ len ThoaO’XelTe 0
bet ■»?# Hs?"
Concord, Sept. 23d, 1852.
Let the following affidavit gpeak to honest
men everywhere, and tell them what Cans
are employed to manufacture public oSn
for a candidate who has become somewhat ide„.
C K rtl A Cat , eS -'’ We hparof othew
36 who declare that they knew not
that their names were used until they were in
print, who never consented that their names
should be of the “ 36,” yet, as they are employ
ed under those who are very real 'in their sup
port of Gen. P., they have not yet been urged
to certify to the improper use made of their
names, as the three who sign the following are
amply sufficient to fix the character of the
whole transaction :
v » u “? er ® igned ’ Cath °lic citizens of Con
imSv a ?. vmg ® een our names affixed to a
J^Whit?*'lL Col uw rd ’ N ' H ” Aug ' 13 > 1852 > 10
J. White, Esq., Milwaukie, Wig., representing
that we and other Catholics of New fiampshire
feel under great obligation to Gen. Piercefor
his efforts in the Convention and in other places
to remove the intolerant test that exists in the
Constitution of this State, positively and sol
emnly declare that we never signed said letter,
nor gave anv person liberty to sign it for us ;
that our names are there without our knowledge
or consent, and that so far as we are concerned
the whole is a base forgery, and its statements
Merrimack. (?s., Sept. 23. 1852.
Tin'll personally appearing the above named
Philip Ilalpin anil made solemn oath that the
foregoing statement by him subscribed is true.
Before me,
Justice of the Peace.
Merrimack, ns., Sept. 23, 1852.
Then personally appearing the above named
John Gallaher and John Lynch, and made oath
that the foregoiug statement by them subscrib
ed is true.
Before me,
Justiee of the Peace.
What Irishmen* Think. —Here is some more
testimony of the estimation in which Franklin
Pierce and the Loco Foco party are held by
Irishmen, with regard to the religious test.—
.Vashua fJV. H.) Telegraph.
We, the undersigned Catholics and citizens of
Nashua and Nashville, having seen a statement
signed by some thirty-six of our countrymen, in
which it is stated that the Democratic party in
this State has uniformly been opposed to what
is called the religions “ test,” and that the
Democratic nominee has exerted himself to
erase the odious feature from the Constitution ;
we feel it our duty to say that the statement we
believe is calculated to mislead the public, and
particularly our countrymen, inasmuch as the
Democratic party alone is responsible for its
retention in the Constitution ; and that Gener
al Pierce has never, to our knowledge, done
anything upon that question to recommend
him to the Catholic voters of the State ; while
on the other hand, the Whigs of these two
towns have uniformly been in favor of striking
out. and voted by large majorities in favor of
its abolition..
Patrick (V Donohue John McShsrry Robert Murphy
Jeremiah Xoon.u Patrick Tuily Peter tPttetilsy
Patrick Doherty Daniel Roche John Sulllvau
Thomas Sullivan ratrick Morrison Patrick Mullen
Timothy Sullivan Corn Sullivan John Early
Charles Shaw Owen Tuily James Gallovan
Frederick Quinn Patrick Carev Me Burns
John Sullivan, 2d Thomas Doyla Thomas Kean
Dennis Noonan Micli’l Sullivan 2d Litiglilln Flynn
David Sullivan John Gorman Patrick Botvcit
Patrick Sullivan Kraus McQuiun DavlJ Maloney
James llochc Klrie Gorman David Burns
Michael Sullivan Wrn Brannan Richard Burke
Patrick Noonan Timothv Xcal John Mann
James Fojtarty Timothy Donning Owen Connor
Martin Egan Henry Quinn
AY ho in Job Haskell .*
The editor of the Democrat can answer that
question, and no mistake. Job and lie used to
train together in the same political ranks in
New York city. After awhile, tilings didn't go
to suit Job, aud lie turned .Votive, and was one
Party ! Now, by the following paragraphs, from
the last Milwaukee Sentinel, it appears he is in
full communion with our neighbor's party in
Wisconsin! We challenge contradiction of the
facts we here state, come from what quarter it
may :
A Genuine “ Native."
It will lx* seen by the letterof our Port Wash
ington correspondent, that the “ Pierce Democ
racy ” of that district, by way of proving their
great love and fatherly care for our adopted
citizens, have uomiuatc'd Job llaskeu. as their
candidate for the Assembly. We rememHer
Job iu New York as one of the chiefs and cham
pions of "Native Americanism” in that city :
and we expect to see the A ews this morning
turn up its eyes anil hold up its hands in speech
less indignation at the insult thus offered to our
Adopted Citizens. Of course, after all it has
said on the question, to show the sincerity of its
attachment to the rights and privileges of our
foreigh-born population, it will resent Mr. Has
kell's nomination as an “ insult ” to the democ
racy. ami refuse to support this avowed “ Na
tive American.”
Democracy and Nativism. —The last Wash
ington county Blade warmly endorses the nom
ination of Jon Haskei.i. for the Assembly, in the
Port Washington District, and pronounces him
■•a firm old democrat.” Job was a leading, ac
tive, and influential member of the original Na
tive American party of the City of New York.
And yet the Pierce papers hold him up as-a
firm old democrat!” Our Adopted Citizens can
find another striking illustration, in this fact, of
the sincerity of democratic professions. The
Pierce leaders, while pretending to be their
friends, support men for office who sought to ex
clude all foreigners from the rights of Ameri
can Citizenship!
Job Haskell, at one time a leader of the Na
tive American party in New York, now resides
in Wisconsin, and recently presided at a Pierce
meeting.— lndiana State Journal.
Yes, and the regular “ democracy " have
nominated Job for office, in Washington coun
ty, w Licit polls about four fifths of its vote from
adopted citizens. Who would have thought it?
We append an extract from a letter received
from a gentleman of character and intelligence,
who has bad excellent opportunities of ascer
taining the truth on the subject of which he
writes. We conversed on Saturday with a
Southern Merchant, who has spent the last three
summers in the State of New York, and whose
report conincided literally with that furnished
by our correspondent. The southern gentleman
to whom we allude remarked that on first going
into the State the chances struck him as favor
ing Pierce, but that the period which has since
elapsed Ims sufficed to effect a mighty change :
and he returns to Alabama with the conviction
that the Empire State of the North will give a
large majority for Gen. Scott. Here is the ex
tract.— YVashitipon Republic.
New York. Sept. 10, 1852.
I have recently returned to this city from a
tour through this State. I have visited every
county within its borders, and I am happy to
assure you that wherever I have liven I have
found the Whigs firmly united on their nomin
ees for President and Vice President.
Gen. Scott will carry the State. There is ap
parently not much excitement in either party
at present, but I am satisfied that there is silent
ly at work among the masses a spirit which
cannot but prove auspicious to the Whig cause
and its candidates.
I have frequently read from opposition news
papers, accounts of disaffection in the Whig
ranks of this State, (particularly in this citv.)
which, if true, might render the result doubtful.
But these results are utterly without foundation,
and are made by the supporters of Pierce and
King for effect abroad. When the nomination
of the conqueror of Mexico was first announced,
there were some who, as they did w hen General
Taylor was nominated, hesitated for a time as
to what course they should pursue. But as be
tween Scott au Pierce it did not take them loug
to decide : and from all that I have seen and
heard, feel confident that a vast majority of the
people are. heart and soul, for the election of
Winfield Scott and William A. Graham, and
they will rally to their support with energy and
zeal which will most assuredly secure to them
the vote of New York. Let our Whig brethren
in the South. East and West, stand by their
guns. Push on the column. Heed not. and be
not influenced by the falsehoods to which the
e 7' e , I Vy will resort to carry their points, and we
shall be triumphant.
A Notable Fact. —So wealthy is the city of
>ea Bedford, that were its property divided
between every man. woman and child in the
city, each would have upwards of SI,OOO. We
doubt if there is another like place in the coun
try. There are 18.000 inhabitants.
It is stated by the Frontier Guardian that the
Big Sioux river is navigable for small class
steamers for a distance of 200 miles. The val
ley is some 60 miles wide, affording one of the
most productive region? in the West.
Cfclef-Jasttce Hayner.
This gentleman arrived to assume the duties
of his office by the Dr. Franklin on Tuesday.
We had the pleasure of passing a day with the
Judge in a drive over the country ; and can in
troduce him to our bar and citizens as a sound
and practical lawyer, aßd most agreeable and
affable gentleman. He was appointed to his
present responsible position, not as a reward for
any partisan services—although a man of firm
ness and integrity in his political faith—but for
his legal abilities and practical judgment. The
following compliment to him—which we copy
from the Troy Post —shows the position in which
he stands with the bar of the city of his late
residence. It will be seen by the names that
among them, is that of Hon. David L. Seymour*
the present member of Congress from the Rens
selaer district, and one of the most popular and
influential Democrats in the House.
Jndge Hayner and the Rensselaer County Bar.
Troy, September 23d, 1852.
Hox. H. Z. Hayxer—
Dear Sir: While we individually and as mem
bers of the Reussclaer County Bar, would ten
der to you our cordial congratulation on occa
sion of your honorable appointment as Chief
Justice of Minnesota, we also sincerely regret
that the duties of that office will require your
removal from our city and sever the ties which
have so long bound us together professionally
and socially.
That we may have an opportunity more fully
to express our appreciation of yourself aud of
the loss we shall thus sustain, permit us to ask
the pleasure of meeting you at a dinner which
we invite you to accept at such time as may
best suit your convenience.
Very respectfully and truly your friends.
C L Traey, Moses Warren,
George Gould, C A Waldron,
J Pierson, M I Townsend,
I McCombe, R M Townsend,
J F Wells, .Samuel Stover,
John G Britton, R C Jcnnys,
Clarence Buel, E R King,
X Forsyth, Gardner Stowe,
Geo R Davis, G T Blair,
II P Hunt, Geo Day,
Chas C Parmelee, A P Beals,
C II Denio, W W Seymour,
Geo Tibbits, D I> Seymour,
R A Parmerter, J Romevii,
Charles R Richards, Archibald Ball,
James Forsyth, Dan Gardner,
David Buel. jr. A K Hadley,
W A Beach, G B Kellogg,
J A Millard, J T Lamport,
Levi Smith, John Raymond,
A C Geer, E Warren Paine,
W H Van SehoonbovTi,J E Taylor,
Harvey J King J B Gaie,
Norman Miller, F X Mann,
C E lirintiiull, S C Huntington,
G Robertson, jr. CD Sheldon,
J J Velio, Anson Bingham,
A B Olin, Marcus Bull,
W W Whitman.
Hon. I). Biel, Jit., and others, Members of the
Rensselaer County Bar:
Gents: —Having fixed upon Saturday next,
to leave for Minnesota, I regret that the numer
ous demands upon my time attendant on the
preparation for a permanent change of residence,
precludes my acceptance of your kind tender of
a dinner in honor of myself before my depar
Permit me therefore respectfully to decline
this meeting which under less pressing neces
sities would [have been most gladly accepted.
And in declining it I cannot forbear expressing
to you how deeply I feel this manifestation of
your regard. Your countenance and esteem—
next to my own self-respect—it has always
been my highest ambititiou to cultivate and
All your kind regards as well as your regrets
ut separation I heartily reciprocate. And let
me say to each and all of you that 1 shall ever
rejoice to hear of your prosperity—your eleva
tion to distinction in the profession to which we
belong, and your attainment of honorable fame
among men.
I subscribe myself your
sincere friend.
11. Z. HAYNER.
Gen. Scott on “Nativism. ’’
In his letter to Wm. E. Robinson four years
ago, he said:
“Certainly it n-ould be impossible for me to
recommend or support any measure intended
to exclude them from a just and full participa
tion in all civil and political rights now secured
to them by our republican laws and institu
In bis letter accepting the nomination for the
Presidency he says,
“7 shall be ready, also, to recommend or ap
prove of a single alteration in our naturaliza
tion lairs, suggested by my military experience,
viz: giving to all foreigners the right of citi
zenship who shall faithfully serve in time of
war one year on board of our public ships, or in
our land forces, regular or volunteer, on their
rereiving an honorable discharge from the ser
Mas* Meeting—St. Panl Precinct.
The citizens of St. Paul opposed to the nomi
nation made last Saturday, met pursuant to
call, at the Court House, on Wednesday after
noon, Oct. 6, at 2 o’clock I’. M., for the purpose
of nominating four candidates to Ik- brought
before the people at the ensuing election as
Representatives in the next Legislature.
I). F. Brawley was appointed President, Ed
ward Stewart Secretary, and J. E. Whitney Ast.
On motion of J. J. Noah Esq., the meeting
went in to balloting for four candidates to run for
the Legislature at the coming election, whicli
resulted in the election of the following gentle
On motion of F. E. Collins, the following
gentlemen were appointed precinct committees.
Imwct Town. —F. E. Collins, Jus. Day, Yetal
Guerin, J. R. Brown.
Upper Town. —ll. L. Bcvans. J. R. Irvine.
John Farrington. Alden Bryant.
The meeting then adjourned to meet at the
D. F. BRAWLEY. President.
Ewn. Stewart, ) ~ .
J. E. Whitney, j Secretaries.
People's County Convention
The committees from the St. Paul Precincts,
and from the Precinct of St. Anthony, met a
committee from the Little Canada Precinct at
the House of B. Jervuis, Esq.. Little Canada,
when the joint committee organized by appoint
ing Mr. .J. R. Brown, Chairman, and Mr. J.
McAlpine, Secretary.
The joint committee then proceeded to per
form the duties assigned them by the Conven
tion. Whereupon, the following ticket for
county officers was unanimously nominated to
be supported by the Citizens' pnrty at the elec
tion to be held'on the 12th inst., viz :
For County Commissioner. George Irvine.
For Judge’ of Probate, Henry A. Lambert.
For County Treasurer, Ira B. Kingsley.
For County Assessors. Churles R. Conway,
Isaac I. Lewis, and Joseph Le Mai.
For Supervisors of Roads. George Risedorfl',
Rufus Farnham. Sen., and Felix Le Barre.
The Joint Committee then adjourned sine
The Committee from St. Paul precinct No.
1, then unanimously nominated Truman M.
Smith for Justice of he Peace, and Johu Trow
er and Conolly for constables for said pre
The Committee from St Paul precinct No. 2
unanimously nominated L. M. Stone for Justice
of the Peace, and J. W. Brinsmade, for consta
ble for said precinct.
The Little Canada precinct have unanimous
ly nominated V. B. Barnum Esq., as the can
didate to be supported for member of the House
of Representatives. That precinct will support
the citizens ticket to a man.
To Farmers. —The senior editor expects to
start on a visit to Ohio within a few days. He
would be pleased to carry with him some speci
mens of what our soil can do in the way of
producing corn, potatoes, onions, Ac. Any
reasonable quantity of such may be left at our
Winter Mail Service. —Gov. Ramsey tele
graphs us from Washington, under date of Oct.
Ist., that he has succeeded in having allowed
by the Postoffice Department, three trips per
week during the winter between St. Paul and
Prairie du Chien. For this he will receive the
thanks of the whole people, except the editor
of the Democrat.
Mr. Murray. —Mr. Murray is a personal friend
of ours, and a gentleman we respect, and sorry
we are we cannot vote for him this year, seeing
he has got to training in neighbor Robertson’s
militia. Mr. Murray is understood about town
to be an opponent of the Maine Liquor Law.—
He must then have changed his mind since last
winter, for by the journal of the House we find
he voted for it on its final passage.
Little Canada.— The people of Little Canada
have nominated V. B. Barnum, a farmer in
their own midst, to represent them in the next
House. They say they want no St. Paul law
yers to come out there and attempt to wheedle
them into supporting men who do not reside
among them, and know nothing of their inter
ests. The people of Little Canada are right—
the rotten Itorough system of England, which
the editor of the Democrat and his little clique
would force upon them, is no part of the ma
chinery of u free government. Mr. Barnum is
a plain, practical man, and will make a good
Recollect, that when the editor of the
Democrat talks about the Whigs wishing to
disfranchise foreigners, that he rode all over
the country last winter getting signatures pray
ing Congress to disfranchise about one-third of
the people of the Territory.
The Nominee yesterday brought home some
welcome faces, among whnme we were pleased
to notice Messrs. Geo. W. Farrington, J. E.
Fullerton, 11. E. Buel and Dr. J. H. Day. They
have been after their fall and winter supplies,
and in a few days will “ open up.'’ Hon. Rob
ert Smith, of Illinois, a working friend of Min
nesota Inst winter, and previously, at Washing
ton, also came passenger by the Nominee, and
will spend a few days with us.
Bi siikod Washington Lott. —Bushrod Wash
ington is a young man of “ parts”—no denying
that fact. He is gentlemanly and affable in his
social relations, and his character and standing
as a citizen are unexceptionable. Ho has man
aged, also, to take care of himself tolerable
well since his residence here, by getting, semi
ocensionallv as he needed it, a bone to pick
from the public stall ; and generally his end in
this respect has been reached thro’ the aid of
Whig personal friends, albeit Bushrod has all
the while been fightingbitte rly against the policy
adopted by the Whigs and Whig officers.
which has so rapidly carried Minnesota forward
to her present commanding and prosperous
condition. At one time, if we adopt the Demo
crat's theory in regard to who are now *• Na
tives," and who are not, Bushrod must have
Ik*on a “ Native for he opposed, successfully,
an Irishman for the office of Justice of the
Peace. All the Irish boys here in December,
1850, recollect the circumstance. We hope
there is no Whig in the district who will fail to
remember these tilings next Tuesday.
Louis Roberts. —The editor of the Democrat
must lx* hard run for capital, to lx* found con
necting Capt. Roberts' name with his political
movements, when the fact is notorious all about
town, that the Captain has not been oft his
boat since tiie “protracted meeting” commenc
ed, and is now below, aud will not be here at
the election. If he thinks business men ore
going to stop steamboats to leg for him, he is
very much mistaken. Capt. R. knows a thing
or two as well as those who claim to “ control”
him. He has done more good for St. Paul by
purchasing the Greek Slave than the Democrat
will do if it is published, as nt present, for a
thousand years. By the way, we were mistaken
in saying that Mr. Williams, pilot, had purchas
ed an interest in the Slave. The title is entire
ly vested in Capt. Roberts. She hail a fine trip
up this week, and is daily grow ing in popular
Illegal Voting. —All good citizens, of what
ever party, will guard the ballot boxes from ii*
legal votes. The law is plain on the subject as
to who are entitled, and who not, to vote. Let
it be strictly observed, Ik* the result what it
The Precincts. —St. Paul was. last April, di
vided into two election precincts. The lower
precinct votes at the school house, near our
office. As there is now no “upper school house,"
as mentioned in the order of the Commission
ers. we presume the place of holding the elec
tion in the upper precinct is discretionary with
some body, but who that some body is, we arc
not prepared to say. We make these remarks
in a suggestive spirit, hoping those interested
will attend to the matter in time.
Death of Ex-Governor Chambers. —We re.
gret to learn, that this distinguished gentle
man died on Tuesday, the 21st ult. His death
took place at the residence of his son-in-law in
Paris, Bourbon county. Gov. CnambcrH was
formerly a member of Congress, and more re
cently Governor of lowa, to which office he was
appointed by Gen. Harrison. It will be recol
lected, that Gov. C. visited Minnesota three
years ago in the capacity of Commissioner to
treat with the Sioux.
—Major B. Walker. Paymaster of the Cnited
States Army, we learn, was attacked with ap
plexy, a few days since, at Keokuk, which re
sulted in paralysis of the left side of the laxly.
His friends took him to St. Louis, where his
family reside.
| —We regret to learn that Acting Governor
i Wilkin has been much indisposed for the past
I week. He is passing a few days with his friends
1 at Fort Snelling.
| Nipper.— The ladies of the Methodist Episco
] pal Church request us to state, that they will
give a supper at Temperance Hall, on Wednes
day evening. Oct. 20th. for the purpose of rais
ing funds to pay for their bell.
Note what R. O. Walker has to say in our
advertising columns this week. It is only ne
cessary to see the man that sells the goods, to
know that a gentleman can be out-fitted at his
store without going to Galena or St. Louis, or
even stirring one step beyond the premises.
Hogs. —The Coulters have contracted for
enough live hogs to keep St. Paul in good order
the coming winter. The first instalment ar
rived by the Nominee, yesterday.
Early Frost. —The Chilicothe, Dayton, and
gome of our Indiana exchanges, mention the oc
currence of frost on Monday and Tuesday morn
ing Sept. 13—but probably not enough to injure
the late corn. For a week the weather had
been warm for the season.
Wisconsin Judicial Election. —Whiton, inde
pendent candidate, is chosen Chief Justice over
Larabee, and we are inclined to think, says the
Galena Daily Advertiser, from the returns re
ceived, that Crawford and Smith, (Dems.) are
the Associate Justices.
A Generous Act. —At the reception of Gen.
Scott by the people of Columbus, Ohio, a Ger
man blacksmith, named Fellers, was very seri
ously injured by the premature discharge of a
cannon. The following morning Gen. Scott
called to sec the sufferer and gave his wife S3O.
In the course of the day, notwithstanding the
efforts of the physicians to save him, the poor
fellow died of his wounds. Hereupon the Gen
eral, with characteristic kindness, sent the wid
ow his check for S4OO. As much more was con
tributed by the sympathizing citizens of Colum
Political Prospects.— The New York Day
800k —a paper which has lieen bitterly opposed
to Gen. Scott, now says: There is no denying
that Gen. Scott's prospects arc growing bright
er.” It predicts, that Michigan will go for
Scott. A highly intelligent gentleman in Gal
ena recently who had been taking recent
observations in that State, is of the same opin
ion. He says he never saw the enthusiasm run
higher. The Day Book concludes: “It is use
less to shut our eyes to the truth: and that there
hits Iteen a great change in the aspect of things,
within the last few weeks, no one can deny.”
If the tide continues to roll on, as at present,
till the day of election, Scott will sweep the
country even cleaner than Harrison did in 1840.
A Good Reason. —The Princeton (Kv.) Re
publican contains a card signed by seventeen
workmen in Becket & Rigdon’s paper manufac
tory. declaring that they shall vote for the
Whig candidates, because they believe, by so
doing, they will best promote the interests of
the working closes.
John P. Hale has written to the Free Soilers
of Wisconsin, that he will spend a few days in
Wisconsin, during his western tour. He was to
be iu Chicago on the Oth of October.
Encouraging. —Soon after Gen. Scott's nomi
tion, the Locos would allow him the vote of one
State, but now the most liberal of them allow
him the votes of six States.
Free Democracy in New York. —The Free
Democracy of Oswego have nominated candi
dates for the Assembly, and the Oswego Times,
says—"A large portion of the Vail Buren branch
of the Locofoco party go the Hale ticket, and it
now appears probable that Hale will I teat Pierce
in Oswego county.”
In passing from the Weigh Lock to the mouth
of the river we noticed eight vessels, with as
many Hags flying, having on them “Scott anil
Graham, and Harbor and River Improvements,"
and but one Pierce and King flag, and that on
the corner of a little grocery in the rear and
under the wing of the Canal Collector's office.
1 — Cleve. forest City.
i Norton Peters, of Missouri, recently made
1 a handsome speculation by driving sheep over
: land toCaliforniu. He started with 2.500 sheep,
j aud at Salt Lake he sheared them and sold the
! wool for $2,500. On reaching California with
! 2.000 of them in good condition, ho was offered
I eighteen dollars a head for the lot, which he re
fused, being sure of a higher price.
At u court held in Marlboro’ district. South
Carolina. 14th nit., Moses Knight was found
guilty of cutting the telegraph wires, and
sentenced to receive thirty-nine lashes on the
bare back publicly, to leave the district in ten
days, and each anil every time he is caught in
the district to receive thirty-nine more lashes
without further trial.
The first locomotive seen on this continent
was imported from Liverpool, and is still in ex
istence. A correspondent of the Philadelphia
Ledger says it has recently been repaired, and
is now running on the Little Schuylkill Rail
road. Its antiquity ami the singular arrange
ment of its machinery make it a great curi
Mrs. Swissbelm. in speaking of the two most
prominent candidates for the Presidency, makes
use of the following language : “ Personally,
we have always preferred Gen. Scott to Gen.
Pierce, because we like a man to lx* what he
pretends—to succeed in making himself what
he aims to lx*. So. a military chieftain is bet
ter than a man who tried to be a hero and
could'nt." 1
Kentucky. —Col. Win. Preston has been nom
inated as the Whig candidate for Congress in
the Louisville district, as the successor to Hum
phrey Marshall.
Arrest.—A Spaniard calling himself D’Cas
tra, alias Captain Yalencia of the Mexican Ar
my. has been arrested oti suspicion of being the
thief who stole McKie’s money, at Cleveland.
Daily Journal. —This is the name of a neat
new Whig paper, published at Madison. Win.,
by David Atwood, Esq. He will make of it an
able and valuable paper.
Louisiana. —The New Orleans Bulletin, one
of the most reliable and intelligent papers in
the country, says: “The Whig spirit is up. the
masses are aroused, and the evidence that Lou
isiana will go with a rush for Scott and Gra
ham is irresistible.”
Death ok Benjamin Hardin. —This widely
known Kentuckian lately died at his residence
in Bardstown, Kentucky. Mr. Ilardiu has oc
cupied several prominent official positions in
The following Iteautiftil sentiment was ut
tered by Gen. Scott. No man holding such
feelings can be a "mercenary soldier." “I have
served the I'nion for forty 'odd years anil feel
ntyself a citizen of every part of it: and what
ever of life and strength I may have, shall lie
devoted to its preservation.”
Variety.-— They have nominated the follow
ing tickets in Philadelphia: Whig ticket, Dem
ocratic ticket, American ticket. Consolidation
ticket. Prohibitory Law ticket, and Free Soil
Democratic ticket.
Scott is Gaining.— A few weeks since, the
Locos said that Scott Mould get but one State.
Just after they gave him three, and now they
give him six. The prospects are glorious, and
the skies brighten every day. By the the time
the canvass closes, they may have to give him
Indiana. —The Editor of the Louisville Jour
nal says that facts have lx > en placed in his pos
session, which lead him to express the confident
opinion, that the democratic purty in Indiana
will be the most astonished pnrty in next No
vember, that has ever been heard of in the Uni
ted States.
Penitentiary on Fire! —On the evening of
the 30th ult.. the wagon and paint shop were
discovered to be on fire, in the Michigan Peni
tentiary, which, together with the shot; shop
were consumed. The fire was still raging at
the time of the above news, but the main build
ing was considered safe.
Madame Sontao. —This distinguished singer
gave her first concert in New York on*the 27th
ult.., with unbounded enthusiasm.
Ohio. Postscript to a business letter from
Butler county :
Our prospects continue to brighten daily.—
Ohio will give 15,000 majority— certain. I
have mixed with the hard-fisted yeomany of
the country, and know what they will do. Mark
my prediction!
Rey & Farmer, on hand as usual, with every
thing in their line.
The St. Charles of St. Anthony. —A corres
pondent of the Democrat, Jeromus Jayhawk,
Esq., a fellow of infinite wit and good taste, and
nothing about him to find fault with except his
abominable Loco Focoism, thus justly compli
ments this popular hotel and its “guardian
Dear Colonel: —At the close of my commu
nication in the Democrat of last week, I reques
ted you to write a notice of the St. Charles Ho
tel, at St. Anthony, upper town, but I see that
the paper was so crowded you had not room for
one. Now to show what a great man can do
in a small village, for Mr. Clark is as great a
man in his line as I ever knew—l will state that
his business increases so fast that he is obliged
to enlarge the extent of his dominion, although
one would judge from the numerous and well
furnished apartments which the house contains,
that he had plenty of room to flourish around’
in already, and for many years to come. It is
not so, however, but to make it so he intends
s0 ?"’ to build on the east side of the present
edifice a wing fifty feet wide by one hundred
deep, and on the west side another forty feet
wide and one hundred deep; which he thinks
will answer his purpose for a few years, and
then if he should w ant more room he w ill add
a story or two on the whole fabric. I think he
shows good economy in this last intended move
ment in building upwards, because tbc* land
over the top of the house will not cost him any
thing; bat that is neither here nor there.
The rooms in the proposed w ings will be large
and airrv, and of course well furnished; and the
house will then be sufficient to accommodate
two hundred lodgers. The new dining room
will be capable of accommodating seated at ta
ble, with plenty of elbow-room, an indefinite
number of persons. This room will have a high
ceiling, and will be light and well ventilated.
He intends also to have baths on the premises,
which will form another feature of attraction;
when his ideas are fully carried out he thinks
he will have a house that any living white man
who knows how to live, would he glad to stop
at, either for a long or short time. It is so now,
for when a person goes there he wishes to stay
as long as possible; but Mr. Clark means to
make it more so. The fact is he is so tasty that
nothing but a first class house can be kept by
him; and although be keeps one now, yet be
thinks he can improve it, and so he is going to
enlarge and beatify the whole concern. Well,
success to him. and may he be able to find an
abundance of the good things w ith w hich he
feeds his guests: for he always has the very best
the market affords, and some things besides that
cannot l;c raised on a farm.
No one from these parts can get by the house
on a ride, without stopping, for the" attraction
is so strong that stop he must; and therefore,
Colonel. I wish to otter for your consideration,
as they sav in political meetings, the following
query:—are you ready for the question?
Why is Clark's Hotel at St. Anthony's Falls,
like a very bad looking counterfeit dollar?—
Because you can't pass it.
Yours, as ever,
The following list comprises all the banks
that have thus far organized in Illinois under
thil General Banking Law, and obtained notes
of circulation from the Auditor :
Marine Bank of Chicago, Chicago.
Clark's Exchange Bank. Springfield.
Merchants’ and Mech's Bank, Chicago.
City Bauk, Chicago. .. ,
Stock Security Bank. Danville.
Rock Island Bank, Rock Island.
All along the line of the Cleveland and
I’ittsbnrgh Railroad, the people of Ohio turned
out en masse to welcome Gen. Scott as he pass
ed along. At Salem four thousand people
gathered. At Alliance was a throng from Can
ton. Wooster, Stc.. and speeches were made by
Gen. Larimer and others. At Ravona. Hudson,
Bedford and Newburgh crowds stopped the
way. Scott leads the column, and. as ever, he
leads it to certain victory.
Chime in New York.— The Journal of Com
merce of Saturday, says that during the pre
ceding six days, there were eight cases of mur
der. homicide, or deadly assault, in the city, bv
the knife, the pistol, or bnital violence.' and
three of the sufferers are already dead! A
gentleman was twice fired at in Broadway, yes
terday morning, at four o'clock, and the' bone
of his arm was badly shattered.
Gen. Scott s Rocte.— We undcr.-tand from a
gentleman just from Marseille, that Gen. Seott
w ill leave that town on’ Tuesday, and proceed
to Paris. Bourbon county, to attend the agri
cultural fair there. He w ill then go to Lex
ington. and will probably reach Louisville on
Thursday. IV e may look for him here. then, on
Friday or Saturday. From this citv his route
will Ik* through Hamilton. Davton.Ac.. to the
The reception given to General Scott at
Mavsville was truly a magnificent affair. The
town was brilliantly illuminated; bonfires
blazed along the hills ; the bells rang ; cannons
were fired : and live or six thousand people as
sembled on the wharf to welcome the Old
Hero to Kentuckv.— Cin. Gaz.
Bishop ( hase. —This eminent and valuable
prelate died at Jubilee on Monday last. The
sail intelligence will awaken a profound sensa
tion on both sides of the Atlantic. Bishop
Chase established, wc believe, the first Protest
ant Episcopal Church west of the mountains
tliis was at New Orleans—how manv owe their
origin to his untiring energy, we cannot now
state.: but few men, however, have been so ac
tive in the establishment of religious and litera
ry institutions in the great west. The founder
of three colleges—Ohio. Michigan and Illinois
owe him their profoundest gratitude. His life
will be the history of the ehureh in the West
and remain to be written. We leave it to abler
hands to pronounce his eulogv. His talents
were eminentlv practical, and'the energy of
his will would have placed him in the foremost
rank of any profession. Such men invariably
make enemies, they however, attach warmlv
many friends. Bishop Chase's friendships were
in every Slate of the Union, and in everv part
of Great Britain. He has been unwearied in
his Master s service—he has gone to his reward.
—Peoria Dtm. Press.
The New 1 ork Mirror says the sunny climes
of Italy are becoming very attractive to our
American Indies. Private letters from Europe
stute that quite n number of ladies from the
l nited States—now in London and Paris—in
tend to spend the winter in Italv. This an
nouncement has had its effect. A large num
ber of ladies in New York. Philadelphia and
Boston are on the wav for Rome and Florence.
The first detachment left on Saturday in the
Senator Benton is urging, in the National In
telligencer. the construction of his great plan
of a central road from St. Louis to California
He is opposed to the Garrav grant of a right
of way over Tehuantepec, as a fraud perpetra
ted upon the Mexican Government, and he is
against Government making appropriations to
naval steamships, I .css than one-tenth part of
the annual sum now squandered upon ocean
steamers, he says, would open a wagon way in
the frontier of Missouri to California,
which could be finished, with three hundred la
lK>rers, in oue year, and be made passable for
stages in twenty days.
Salt as a Fire Axniihlator. —At a recent
nre in Pomeroy, Ohio, three dwellings in the
vicinity of the Salt Works were burned. The
Telegraph says “the buildings were surrounded
by old tlry frame houses, which were preserved
from destruction by covering the parts nearest
the fire with salt, and then saturating it with
water. This is the first time we have ever
known a building preserved by salt.”
Married his Step Mother. —A man who re
sides in Western Virginia, aged about thirty
years, was recently married to his step mother,
llis history is a funny one:
“When he was a child his father died. Hia
mother soon married a young man and died
His step-father, but thirteen years older than
himself, married a young wife and died, when
our hero married his step-mother.”
_ . , New York, Oct. 1.
Dr. Wainwright was elected Provisional Bish
op of the New York Diocese of the Episcopal
Church, on the 9th ballot.

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