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ized. To put the whole matter in a nutshell, Sweet ser came to the country to obtain money for which the traders in the country had toiled for years, and which honestly belonged to them, and which both the Indians and the Govern ment wished them to get. He has been com pletely and thoroughly defeated, and now wish es, through the Democrat, to excite sympathy, hoping thereby eventually to obtain pay for the goods and provisions he has expended in his nefarious transactions. The President's Message. This document was received by the mail which arrived the first of the week, and by a .business “coalition" between the Pioneer, Dem ocrat and Minnesotian, was laid before the peo ple of St. Paul early on Tuesday morning. The Message is a plain business document.— It is devoid of the special pleading and sophis try in justification of the course of the Adminis tration which characterized the final messages of some of the immediate predecessors of Mr. Fill more. In fact, there was nothing of the kind needed, and the author had the good sense and discernment to know the fact. We are anxious to see what species of cavil and fault-finding the Satanic portion of the Democratic press will adduce in their criticisms upon this docu ment. The Message is likewise a fair and satisfacto ry expose of the prosperous condition of the Government and country. So long as our national affairs are administered upon the principles that have governed Mr. Fillmore and those associated with him, we may look for a continuance of this high prosperity. MTe can but hope that no great or material change will be undertaken by these who have been clothed with [tower as their successors. We Want to Know! There's no use “ fooling about" and mincing words —we are honest—we are patriotic—we arc contending for the pr—no, for the right —we can't be bought with all the Sioux money' ‘•Ramsey, Sibley A Co." ever had, or will ever will have—we arc determined that these gos siping old women, red and white, altout town shall be satisfied—old Rets and all the rest of them —we want to know, we say, if it's a fact : That Sweetzer refused to take any of the Sioux money merely because it was ofTercd in paper ? Did Captain Dodd deny that he certified to that protest, and pronounce the use of his name in the premises a forgery ? Has “ Red Iron's" daguerreotype been for warded to Washington, with a Dottle of the tears he shed when Gov. Ramsey “jugged" him? Is Purser Smith, of the Crescent City, se cretly employed to aid in pushing on the Demo crat's “fillibust," now that the Cuba enterprise is settled, and are any of those muskets purchas ed by George Law to lie used in the “ Sioux war?" Is it the intention of our fiUibustering neigh bor, and his adjuncts in their crusade against “corruption," after they get through with this Sioux matter, to turn their attention to the merits of a law suit, now pending, which grew out of a very peculiar but entirely natural transaction, occurring on Roberts street a few days since ? Did the Democrat man and Mr. Sweetzer. in their extatic joy at the time of the arrival of the Greek Stare, with the Governor, Hugh Ty ler, and the “Sioux money" on board, write to Frink. Walker A Co., ottering them two thou sand dollars per head for the horses composing the teams that hauled (lie Governor. Hugh Ty ler and that “ SGfiO.OOO in gold" from Rock ford to Galena : and is it a fact that they have engaged colts of the breed of “iron horses" that loeomoted said valuable cargo from Wash ington to Rockford ? Is it true, that “ Sleepy Eyes," Jr., is a “ me dium;" that he is in communication with the spirit of James Fenniraoro Cooper, and that •said spirit is anxious the editor of the Demo crat should continue the “Leatherstocking" scries of Indian tales, with Sweetzer, Red Iron, Little Six. Ac., prominent in the fore ground as leading characters? Finally, is it a fact that unless Sweetzer & Co. have speedily forked over to them Forty Thousand Dollars, in something else than New York city hank paper, for their disinterested services in endeavoring to break up the Sioux treaties, they will leave the Territory for good? Heaven avert such a calamity ! S. Lisle Smith, Esq., of Chicago, leased a few days since, a lot in that city, 112 by ISO feet, corner of Wabash and Lake sts., for nine hun dred and ninety-nine years, at an annual rent al of SI2OO. We are jr\ease«l to learn that our young friend Dr. Willey, formerly of Cleveland, has formed an eligible partnership for the practice of his profession in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. W. filled the post of Senior Assistant Physi cian in our Lunatic Asylum at Columbus*for nearly two years, with unusual ability and usefulness, and we heartily wish him success in bis new home.— C/e re. Pla indealer. The Thing Explained.— The Syracuse Star says that the election of Mr. Pierce was brought about by a concatenation of fortuitous circumstances superinduced by a succession of unparalleled coincidences. We think there can lie very little doubt aliout it. _ Wan ix the Waii Office. —A letter to the New York Express, from Washington, of late date, says there has been a war in the Depart ment of War. It occurred between Secretary Conrad aud Col. Abort, of the Topographical Bureau, in relation to the improvement of the Tennessee river, under the river and harbor bill. Crimination and recrimination followed. The Colonel closed the argument by intimating that the Secretary was no gentleman. The Secretary peremptorily ordered the Colonel to quit the room. It is said that the Colonel vr ill be arrested for contempt, or upon some other charge, and court martialed. However this may be. it is about time that we should see signs of the disbursement of the appropriations made by the last Con gress for the improvement of our rivers and harliors. We have seen no movement of this kind. The citizens on the Upper Mississippi have already lost, in the last three months, a very large sum of money—probably Sioo.- 000—in excessive charges paid for the transposition of goods over the Rapids, aud yet we see no officer of the Govern ment making his appearance, to commence the removal of the obstructions in the navigation. It is high time lie should lie here.— St. Louis Repub. Dtxrii ok \ Minister One llv.xdred Years OLD.—- Tliat venerable and useful servant of God, the Uev. John Mclntyre, rested from his labors on the 17th inst., at the residence of his HOB-tn-uU', Mr. Alexander Purcell,in Robinson, N. C., in the one hundred and third year of his age. It is comparatively seldom that we hear of a minister of tiie Gospel preaching three score and ten ; But here was a venerable man of God, who had I teen spared to wear the har nca: for more than a century.—Presbyterian. FACTS AND FANCIES. A Merry Christmas ! —The compliments of the season to the readers of the Minnesotian, one aud all! We are aware this number is not eery complimentary to some of them ; and we only regret that the exigencies of the times require a sheet so little in keeping w ith the merry-mak ing of a holiday period. Rut it cannot lie helped. Ot R Advertisers, one and all, are prepared, it will be seen, to accommocate their customers I during the holidays. Owing to the necessity of giving this week an unusual quantity of reading matter, we must beg the indulgence of some of those who advertise. The Extertaivmext given by the ladies of the Baptist Church on board the Greke Slave, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings was well patronized by our citizens generally, j the entire proceeds of the sale amounting to between three and four hundred dollars. The ladies looked their best, worked their best, and did their best : and of course everything went off entirely satisfactory. Doax, Kino A Co.—Wo invite attention to the advertisement of this old and highly re- spcctable house. The I’ook Ye have ai.wavs with You !—We hope our citizens who are enjoying themselves these holiday times—who are feasting at Thanksgiving dinners, church suppers, ball room banquets and Now Year's levees—will not forget this gentle and meaning hint of the Divine Master. \Ve have the poor in our midst, even in this new city. Many arc here who came the past season, and expended their all in reaching our shores. As was appropriately suggested by Elder Cressey, in his excellent \ Thanksgiving discourse on Wednesday, they [ are to be found in rude and weather-soai'Cking i shanties along the back streets, and among the surrounding hills of the city, perhaps suffering for food, and shivering with the rude blasts of this inclement season. We ourselves know of such. I.adies of St. Paul—ye angels of mercy —search them out, we beg of you! Forego the purchase of church bells, and organs, and the rearingof costly church edifices, throughaspir it of rivalry, for a little season, and administer to your hungry, freezing, suffering sister. Shakspeare ix Demand. —We hunted all over the office the other day for our copy of Shaks peare, and were compelled to give up the search. When the Democrat came out, we at once could account for the missing volume.— Look at those glaring, staring quotations in every column! Is it not clearly evident that the editor has swallowed a copy ol Shakspeare. and may it not as probably have been our copy as any other? Here's the editor's opinion of himself, as drawn from liis late literary and classic eolation : There Is no terror in your threats, For I am arm’d so strong in honesty , That they pass by me, as the idle winds, Which 1 respect not.” Modest mail, that neighbor Proteus of ours, is'nt he ! 1 lonestv, forsooth— honesty, and lend his columns to carry on the personal quarrels of such mere adventurers in trade and principle 1 as those who are now backing him! Bah !! i Minnesota Productions. — A lady of foreign nativity, Norwegian we believe, the wife of a farmer residing ea>t of St. Anthony, has three of the finest, healthiest, rosy-eheeked little daughters, nil of one birth, nged about nine months, that were ever sent upon earth to bless parents. They were born in the Territo ry and we hope measures will lie taken to send them to the World's Fair at New York, next summer, as about the best specimen of one of the great staples of Minnesota that can lie “ scared up" anywhere. Grinding. —The grist mill at St. Anthony lias now one run of atones in operation, and is producing a most excellent article of corn meal. In a week or two they will be prepared to grind wheat, of which, by the way, there is sufficient in the country to "keep the mill go ing" till next spring. Persons who expect to get eight and ten dollars per barrel for flour before the opening of navigation may as well •• hang up their fiddles.” That is a piece of im position ivltat “ can't be did." Jr. vies Burns Booth. —We notice in our outside columns to-day a paragraph alluding to some recent excentricities of this personage. The last mail brings intelligence of his death. He recently landed in New Orleans on his re turn from his professional visit to California, which had proved highly successful, and died on board a steamboat while coming up the river. Nc was a man of genius and mark, and when “Richard's himself again," was the mas ter of tragedy. The cup at times was his banc, and withered the laurels otherwise worn so de servedly and well. Mr. Booth has just closed an engagement at New Orleans, ami the Pica yune says his “Bertram was a master-piece of acting. From the commencement of the piece to the close he enchained the attention of the audience, and it was hard to say in which par ticular scene he was the greatest, though the last was fearfully grand." Our Hennepin county neighbors, we learn, are making preparations for opening a school on that side of the river. We believe they also design establishing a Lyceum, and expect to have a series of lectures Irom prominent indi viduals in the Territory. Success to all sueli laudable undertakings in our youthful ‘sister city.'— St. Anthony Express. Among other improvements which we no ticed during a recent visit (o Hennepin, was the laying out and establishment of a straight road from the line of the present Reserve at Little Fallscreck to Crystal Lake. The county seat has been established about half a mile west of the Falls of St. Anthony. S. Ste vens A Co., are progressing rapidly with their mill near Lake Minnetonka ; also their steam boat, which is to navigate the Lake. We have before us the constitution of a claim associa tion, now forming in New York, the second article of which roads as follows: “The ob ject of this association shall be to obtain, for each of its members a farm of 160 acres on Lake Minnetonka in the Territory of Minnesota." They have already made their location on the south side of the Lake. Hennepin is thus marching forward to high importance and sure prosperity. She has had the right heads and hands to give her a good start. Accounts state that eight tons of gold were recently stored at Port Philip, Australia, and no owner could be found for it. The very place for Sweetzer, that. No “bank rags’’ there to annoy him and worry his qualmish conscience. If he hurries ou, he may happen to get a power of attorney ou that little pile. The Railroad connection between Cleveland and Philadelphia is now coinple, and the whole time of travel between the two cities is only twenty-four hours. A Committee of the Phila delphia Council will arrive in this city this evening.— C/eve. Her. j Thaxksgivjxg. —It has been customary since • the organization of the Territory, among all the Protestant churches of St. Paul, save the Episcopal, to unite in religious duties upon Thanksgiving day, and to have service in but one church. This is not only highly becoming an infant and isolated community such as ours, but also tends to illustrate the good and true Christian feeling existing among the dif- ferent denominations in our midst. May it ever continue! In accordance with this cus tom—whice we hope our children will be ena bled fifty years hence to write down as “ time honored"—the service for this year was held at the First Presbyterian Church (Mr. Neill's) on Wednesday of this week. The discourse was delivered by Rev. Mr. Cressey, of the Baptist Church. He was assisted in the services by Rev. Messrs. Fullerton of the Methodist, and Neill and RiheldaU’er of the First and Second Presbyterian Churches. As we have been promised a copy of Mr. Cressey‘s excellent sermon for publication, we refrain at this time from remarking upon its many appropriate and practical points and suggestions. The choir deserves commendation for the excellency of the music on the occasion. “ Dancing is probably less in vogue in the I'liited States of America than in any European country. Our Puritan fathers, when they set tled upon these shores, deeming it one of the ‘vanities' of life, discountenanced it by every means in tlieir power."’ The above is going the rounds of the papers, as a part of an article on dancing. It is an en tire mistake in fact, and a misrepresentation of the manners and habits of our pritnive ances tors. Dancing was one of the favorite amuse ments of the Puritans, with exceptions, of course, among the sternest and most ascetic. One fact j is sufficient proof of our statement. Hundreds of ! private houses, erected by communicants and deacons, in the strictest congregational churcli | es in New England, one hundred and one lmn ui'Ctl and fifty years ago. were originally built with, and bait" still, a hall, constructed on pur pose for dancing, with a box at one end utf the musicians : and it was customary for neighbors I to meet every week and enjoy asocial evening. ! in which one of the chief and essential amuse- j ments was dancing. The practice of dancing ! was not only common, but universal. The pre- j jttdice of late years against dancing has arisen i from the objection which all decent and pure minded people have to lascivious waltzing, ex-1 pensive balls, late hours, and dissipated habits. I Rut dancing at an evening party is an innocent, healthful, delightful recreation, and no people practised it more generally, or enjoyed it more intensely, than the New England Puritans.— , Troy Post. As this is the season of dancing, we copy the above for the purpose of ‘setting matters right,' in regard to the social habits of our Puritan i fathers and mothers. We could never sec the : point to be gained in morality and a correct state of religious feeling, in denouncing danc ing, when practised after the good old fashion j of our ancestors. Assemblages of young poo- ] pie for any other purpose, where the object j seems solely to work upon the feelings, and ; produce an unduly excited state of the mind, ; in our opinion, go nearly orquite as far to pro duce, in the end, impure or immoral results as dancing parties. In all cases, correct training and principle must be the safeguard of the I young. If the one has been neglected, the oth i er will, most generally, be found wanting; and it matters little whether the baser passions are aroused in the ball-room, the political festival, or lieneath the fanatical harangues of the reli gious bigot or zealous "reformer;" they will develope themselves. A Great PtTV. —-Vs the Democrat man lias appropriated to himself our Shakspeare, and j devoured it—paper, ink, leather, boards and ■ pictures—we must quote from memory ; and it i is, perhaps, lucky for us in onr efforts to get , even with him in the way of flaming quotations, j that wo happen to recollect a certain fellow of the Sweetzer stripe is mentioned in Henry IV., ; as regarding it a That villainous salt-petre should be digg ? d Out of the bowels of the harmless earth, Which many a pood tall fellow had destroyed So cowardly ; and, but for these vile puns, He would himself have been a soldier!” So indeed is it now a pity that so many honest aud determined officers, here and at Washing ton, were resolved that the Indians should pay i their just debts. And but for this, Swcetzcr's ! power-of-attorney might have operated, and he himself, together with the Democrat and clique, have had the money. Is it not a great pity, that vile gold should be digged in California— -1 then converted into “bank tags” at New York —and after all fall into the hands of the very ! men who were justly entitled to it? j “The Oi.n Yellow Horse." —Who does not I remember (lie old yellow horse, that drew .water for all St. Paul last winter? Who can fail to remember his shaggy. .Scotch-snuff col : ored coat—so long and so rough that it re minded one of that “woolly horse" which Col. Fremont did not capture, and the owner of which “Old Bullion" did prosecute as an im postor! Who fails tocall to mind his slow, go easy, carc-for-nothing gait, even at the time when water was in such great demand—when j the edict of popular opinion allowed nothing but water—when the Maine Law was all the ; go, in and out of the Legislature, and, like the Ancient Mariner in the midst of his phantom comrades upon the deck of his calm-bound, rot ting vessel, the cry was “ Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink !” No man, “ nor bird, nor beast." can be so ea sily recalled to the memory of the dwellers in St. Paul last winter as the “old yellow horse,” save, perhaps, the dog Teton, of Pembina, and the sprightly, intelligent and highly educated poodle, belonging to “the gentleman from Cass. TV ell, what does all this amount to, you will ask. V\ hv, reader, “if you have tears, prepare to shed them now!” The “old yellow horse" is dead! Peace to his manes! We understand the editor of the Democrat positively denies that Okawasta had anything to do in getting up the articles in his paper of this week, or that the cause of delay in issuing this number—one day behind the usual time— was occasioned by the absence of old Betsey aud her sister from town. We give him the full benefit of this denial. Goods landed by the latest boats at La Crosse, Lake Pepin, Ac., are beginning to ar rive. The teams that were despatched for thorn have been greatly impeded by bad going and running ice in the rivers below. The cargo of the Tiger, in the shape of two sled-loads of pork, arrived here last week. The editor of the Democrat denies ever having eulogized Mr. Sibley, ami says he has continually differed with that gentleman polit ically. A print that makes so perfect a Pro teusof itself as the Democrat, of course is liable to forget this week what shape it assumed lust; but its own columns will show that we have not misrepresented it, and moreover on one occa sion it endorsed Mr. Sibley'6 democracy to the fullest extent. All Minnesota knows that. Galena Items. —They were having “a spell of weather," when wc left Galena on the 2CtU ult., which appears to have continued some days thereafter, judging by the following para graphs from the Advertiser of tlie Gth inst: "Tiivndeh Storm. —The wet and warm weath er continues. Last night ive had a shower, ac companied by vivid lightning and heavy thun der. The roads have rarely liceii in a worse condition." "Navigation- Resumed. —The Lamartine ar rived this morning from lielow. loaded down w ith freight and passengers. There can be no obstruction now to free navigation.” Some swindler has been passing himself ofi' with the honest name of our staid old friend, the editor of the Advertiser, w hereat the latter, very justly, waxctli severe and pointed, as fol lows : “A Great Rascii-—A man calling himself Col. Houghton, has been swindling the good people of Bloomington, in this State, in various ways, but we are glad to learn, lie lias been caught in St. Louis. We suppose the chap was the more successful, because lie had covered himself up with an honest name, which we hope they wili strip off from the rascal aud make him disclose his true one.” The Advertiser's “head is right," also, in re gard to the Sioux payment. It discourses as follows in reference to the recent attempt at repudiation on the part of the Indians: “ Siocx Payment. —The Minnesotian says, that the sum of SIOO,OOO of the Sioux payment has been set apart to meet u portion of the in debtedness to the traders of (hose Indians.— This is all right. Most of what they are owing is for goods advanced to them to keep them from starving or freezing, and under circum stances of great uncertainty whether they were ever to be repaid. There may be some bogus exceptions, difficult to distinguish, but the most of the indebtedness is as justly due as any other contracted in tlic common business of life where both parties are better civilized.” Sand for Glass. —lt is a fact not generally known, that we have in our neighborhood, vast bodies of beautiful white sand, from which a superior article of glass may be manufactured. Wo arc informed that Major McLean, of Ft. Snelling, bad several articles manufactured from this sand in "t. Louis some time since.— The glass is said to lie exceedingly clear and entirely free from blisters and defects Cf any kind. No purer sand is lound any where in the Valley of the Mississippi, and in abundance it is inexhaustible. Capitalists concerned in this department of manufactures, would do well to give these facts their attention; and avail themselves of the opportunity thus offered for a profitable investment of their money.— St. Anthony Express. Our neighbor has made one trifling error in the above statement. The articles in possess ion of Maj. M'Lean were manufactured in Cin cinnati instead of St. Louis. The sand of which they are manufactured w as taken from a well, excavated in the centre of St. Paul, du ring the fall of 1811*. Three years ago, wc called the attention of glass manufacturers to this fact; and would now repeat, that the chances of conducting this business here, with great profit, have in no wise abated by the lapse of time. Politics at Washington.— While hundreds of good citizens throughout the country are con tinually in exceeding great turmoil at the prospect of the “ country going to ruin,” the “ great men” at Washington are taking matters coolly, and laughing in their sleeves at the “ver dancy” of the “ sores,” For illustration, read the following truthful and life-like sketch by a sprightly correspondent of a Southern ex change : Loth Room i.v titf.Capitol, —The best lunch to be bad in the “city of magnificent distan ces," is in the lunch room of the Capitol. The readers of the universal Cotton Plant must not be surprised to hear that within the walls of the Capitol of this great Republic, is just as snug and cozy a restaurant as can be found any where in the world. Here chubby looking pigs, that seem to have been (caught as the ar tists have it) choaked in the agonies of death ; turkeys and chickens kicking up their legs: ducks with folded wings: beef beautifully roasted: ham in champagne ;” suspicious look ing bottles; long necked do.; short do.; silver capped do.; black do.: blue do.; green do.; square do.; and stout do.; with eggs, and but ter, coffee, and sugar. Ac., are congregated to satisfy “the assembled wisdom that all's right in the country.” (The roast pig which looks as though it had died of apoplexy, shows that.) It is a marvellous sight to see Gen. Cass and Gen. Husk talking over the “Texas boundary" with their mouthsfull of bread and butter; to see Sumner and Clemens, visa vis, over the agoniz ing turkey ; to deliberate upon the sublimity of Seward, preferring his fingers to a fork, as he munches away at the “ drumsticks" of a chicken, (of which lie is fond) I say it is a mar velous sight : Just fancy Old Jacinto and Borland—after a tilt in the Senate to a breathless audience. Houston —“ Borland, I rather got you on tlie con-sti-tu-tion-al," —(his voice lost in a huge mouthful of roast beef and dry crackers.) Rorland —“ I don't know exactly,—(piece of pickle)—l think the Constitution is clear on the point. (Piece of ham.) There may be some slight modification, (brandy and water.)— duo the question ill all its expansions—(unbut- tons the lower button of his waistcoat) —but I'm of the opinion, General—(another piece of ham) —that you arc wrong—(finishes the bran dy and water.) Just behind these Hale is making Hunter laugh his eyes out ; near at hand .Soule and Sibley, representing the extremes of the Miss issippi V alley, are earnestly and fluently en gaged, in French, touching the proposed Lou isiana and Minnesota Railroad, while in a cor ner you will see a couple of cabinet men, (the “undertakers” of the Administration)—with the “Speaker.” mingling the probability of a war with England with a “ toddy," that would even tempt Sam Houston. The room is always open, but conducted with great propriety. There are many other “ nice little things" about the Capitol. Six Hoi rs from Bitfalo to Clf.vei.am>.— The new line of Railroad between Buffalo and Cleveland is completed, going west, a* follows: First, the Buffalo and State Line Railroad, reaching from Buffalo to the line between the States of New York and Pennsylvania; second, the Eric and Northwest Railroad, reaching from tiie Eastern line of Pennsylvana to Erie : third, the Railroad from Erie west, to the line between Pennsylvania and Ohio; fourth, the Railroad from tiie last mentioned line to Cleve land. The passage can now be made between the two cities, at all seasons of the year, in six hours. The distance is about two hundred miles. The Fir Trade. —The furriers are beginning to do a pretty brisk fall business, ami furs will be very generally worn during the coming winter. Some of*the last descriptions bring extravagant prices—$1.">0 or S2OO not being unfrequentlv given for a set. A large portion of the most valuable imported furs go East— the Boston ladies paving high prices rather more readily than tiie New Yorkers. The stock of furs now in this market is supposed to be worth not far from $2,000,000. The largest traders have stocks on hand ranging from s!>(>,- 000 to SIOO,OOO. While American ladies can not lie suited with any thing found this side of Hudson's Bay. Greece, or Germany, European ladies are equally anxious to get furs from the United States, and the rough skins of tiie fox. fisher, or minx, form the interior lining of the garments of the Russian nobility.—,V. Y.Jour. Com. The Washington correspondent of the Journal of Commerce says, the surplus revenue of the United Staees will be at least twenty millions of dollars at the end of the present fiscal year. Milwaukee by Gas Light.— On Wednesday evening last our City was lit. for the first time, with gas, and the manager of the Company, Mr. John Lockwood, gave a handsome entertain ment, in honor of the occasion, in Voting's Hall. A capital repast, served up by Beldeu of the “Home, the prince of caterers, and -qualified" by Champagne of Home Manufacture (Long worth's "sparkling Catawba") received full jus tice at the hands of the invited guests: ami af ter this business bad been satisfactorily disposed of, speeeiies. songs and sentiments followed in , rapid succession till [east midnight. The occa sion was a joyous one. and so the assembled company deemed it. and a right merry time they had; Mr. Fpliam, who 1 * presided, kept the ball in motion with great spirit, admirably sec onded bv his Honor, Mayor Crocker, w ho made the speech of the evening. The event deserved commemoration. It is the fortunate cnnsuniatioti of an enterprise which speaks well for the public spirit and liberality of Milwaukee. All credit is due to Mr. John Lock wood and bis indefatigable right hand man. Mr. George L. Davis, for the manner in which tliev liavedone their work; and we are sure that ail our citizens will echo the wish that they may be abundantly rewarded for their entorprize and labors. —. Milwaukee Sent. M'e learn that the Cleveland. Norwalk and Toledo Railroad is short so much iron, by loss on the Lake and delay in carriage, that the road's completion, this" winter, is doubtful.— Samlnsky Hegisti r. Don't “ lay that flattering unction to your soul,” neighbor Register. The last shipment of iron for the road has boon made at Oswego, and “ wind and weather permitting." the road w ill be completed through by the first day of January, IS.VS, and the ears running in unbro ken string from Chicago to New York! Won't there be a jubilee Railroad Celebration about the opening of the New Year? Sandusky shall lie invited. Gkx. Scott. —lt is gratifying to perceive that political hostility has not rendered the Demo cratic party insensible to the brilliant militari services of General Scott. At their New York celebration, the following was given from the chair among the regular toasts, and was drank amidst hearty cheering : “ Major General Winfield Scott: His emi nent services as a military chieftain entitle him to the grateful thanks of a free people.” Several of the speakers referred to the reli ance which the whole country would feel in General Scott, as tin* commander of its atmics, if war should unhappily break forth ; while General \\ albralge went so far as to express a hope tlia 1 the I’resiilent elect w ill recommend the Senate to fvvest his late antagonist with the honors of a Lieutei.'put General.— ltepublic. G. G. Howland, Esq., who died s'pic months ago in New \ork. left an estate valued a? near ly tw o millions of dollars. A large portion Cf his estate was in the stocks of various compan ies, which were sold at auction on the lfith nit. Hie stock of the Panama and San Francisco line of steamers sold tor 12">, aud the Panama Railroad sold lor 111 D>r every lUO paid in. Hog Sfeculation-. —lt is said that .Mr. David White, of Indiana, lately made the sum of SOO,- 000 by one sale of hogs, ow ing to the lute ex traordinary rise in the price of that extraordi nary animal, and he calculates to make $200,- 000 before the season closes. The spirit of speculation is getting to be not a little rampant in the land. Child Exposed. —On Friday or Saturday last, we understand, the conductor of one of the trains on the Lake Shore Railroad, observed an obstruction placed across the (rack of the Con neaut bridge, timely enough to stop the pro gress of the engine. On approaching it prov ed to be a box, which w hen opened exposed to view a fine, smiling babe! The child lias been placed with the Superintendent of the Countv infirmary.— Ash. Til. Gold by the Ton. without Owners !—The correspondent of the London Times, writing from Melbourne, Australia, says:— “ One circumstance is not, perhaps, altogeth er undeserving of notice. There isnoiv at Mel bourne a large quantity of gold, which was sent from the diggings by escort, and which has never l>ocn claimed. The amount is stated at eight tons, and these eight tons of gold are watched and warded bv a corporal and five men.” The same corrcspninMH* hfter noticing the scarcity of means of transport to and from the “ diggings,” adds: "The last Government escorts of gold were loaded in bags on the horses; The project of a railway to Mount Alexander has been started at Melbourne. The preliminaries are settled, and great hopes are entertained of the undertaking. There are just now 00,000 peo ple at the Mount, and the cost of carriage for Hour alone amounts to $120,000 per month!” California Light House.— The first Light House on tlie Pacific coast within the possess ions of the l nited States has been erected and lighted at San Francisco, by private enterprise. Cpon the declivity below tlie light house a fog bell has been placed. Both, the San Francisco M big says, will prove of much service to ships entering the harbor. There is a report that some of the Sioux chiefs have been behaving badly, and that Gov. liamsey had been compelled to put one of them in irons—something which the Governor would not hesitate to do if the chief deserved it.— Galena Adv. Periis of the Deep.— On the 21st nit. the propeller Sciota picked up a small boat on Lake Michigan, containing several persons, which had been ten days adrift, without fire nr Avarm food. One of those rescued was an old tar, w ho fought under I’erry on Lake Erie. Mass-hthsetts. —The Electoral College of Massachusetts met on the Ist inst., and C2 e * thirteen votes for Winfield Scott and William A. Graham, for President and Vico President of the l nited States. Old Massachusetts is walking out of the fog.— Catena Adr. More noon Hi-.vrrxo.—Mr. C. A. Desilva. of Dodgeville, brought us a tine fat buck last week, weighing 120 pounds. This wasonc of 23 of the same sort killed by Mr. Desilva in six days hunt ing.— Mineral Point. Tribune. The F. S. Steam Ship Princeton is a bad fail ure. In her recent trip to Halifax six knots an hour was the most that could be got out of her. As one of the Japan Expedition she w ill prove an incnmberance. The Mississippi is also very slow. The Government, so far, has licen most unfortunate in its construction of steamers. None of our Public Vessels compare with the Merchant Steamers. Why is this?—With ample means and. as is supposed, able and experienced Naval Architects and Engineers the Govern ment ought to construct first-rate Vessels.— Albany Journal. The Liver Fills. —The Liver Pills of Dr M’Lane w ere first used bv him exclusively in his ow n practice. So efficacious were they in all cases of Liver complaint, that they became fa mous, and attracting the attention of the med ical faculty, passed into general use. They act with great certainty and regularity; the patient almost immediately feels the dispersion of his disease, and is gradually restored to health. With some the effect is almost miraculous, fre quently experiencing immediate relief, after having, for months,resorted to drugs and mod- 1 icines of another description in vain. Diseases of the Liver are very common in this country ami are often frightful in character. Those who experience any of the premonitory symptoms of this dangerous and complicated disease, should at once procure a box of Dr. MTame's Pills, and perhaps, thereby, lie saved a world of misery. For sale at Ilicncox A Axtell's, St, Paul, Minnesota. DIE D, At Salat Paul, on Thursday rooming, December 23d, RICHARD O. WALKER, merchant, aged 24 years, for merly of Philadelphia. A,!® 1 ,; & ©©*> WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Stsiplc &F aiicy Dry Goods, Nos. IC3 \ l'J.5, Union Buildings, ST. LOUIS, MO. DOAN, KINO, CO. wish to direct flit* attention of UeM-rn Me reliant is to the extent ami variety of the Mock of l>rv 4i.Mls, which they otter for sale ai their Mores, No 1211 uud 1*25, Union Buildings, Alain street, St. lami». Merchants can always 11ml here every article o! fancy ami Mapb* dry good* usually want**d# as the st-K'k is kept full throughout tlie year, by weekly shipments from the senior partner, who reside# in New York. The Sprint; Business for 1*53, Will be commenced with a stock of rive Hundred Thousand Hollars, mid we wish it to be distinctly un derstood that we arc selling, and will continue to sell at lower prices in st. than am merchant can buy a retail stock at in the Eastern cities, and land it her *. We make this plain statement In advance of the season for 1 the spring business, that none of our cu-tomera or iu»*r- j chants generally, who deal in St. Louis, mav be induced ! by plausible, but Incorrect representations to send orders to Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York or Boston, alien the same goods can be obtained on better terms in tsaint Ij-uls, w henever the demand is for an assortment for re tailing. Persons w ishing information .as t-> the comparative mer its of the Fa? tern and Western markets, are referred to those of onr customers who have tried buying East, have compared the goods at home, « n their counters, with goods bought in Sr. Louis, and who now buy only here. Merchants who have not visited St. Ij»uls, may p.-rhai*s, imagine that business cannot l>e sufficiently extended here to Justify small profits. To such we would say, that but few jobbing houses Hast have a larger business than ours, and that as it has continued to increase, we have contin ued to reduce the profits until they now amount only to a commission. Purchasers of Dry floods are requested to examine our Spring Slock; which will be complete by February 15, 1853. DOAN, KINO At Cf) 15tnG N*»s. 123 and 125 Union Buildings, St. (amis. New Store and New Goods. »THE SUBSCRIBER Ims built anil rc -A. moved to his new store adjoining the one occupied by him last year, and lias In store an entirely new stock, consisting o! everything found in the (Sroceiy and Pro vision line, all of which will be sold as low as can he found in St# Paul. My stock consists in part of the fol lowing goods: 200 hlils Jasper Flour extra, 10 boxes Mar Candies, 150 do do Bup Fine 10 do Tallow do 60 do Crackers assorted 25 do Palm s<*ap 10 do 811 Molasses 6 do Ground Pepper 5 do Golden syrup 2 do Alacaroul 10 do Cider Vinegar 5 dost assorted pickles 3 box* s smoking Tobacco Sundries 10 do Chewing do Boots and shoes, 6 lilf bxs do do Broom«, Bed cords. | Cotton Batting, Clothes Pins, Nutmegs, Cinnamon, Oys ters am! sardines; Glassware, assorted, and everything in the Grocery line. W. 11. STILLMAN, 15tf No. J. Huberts btn*«*t, St. Paul. Last Call. ALL persons indebted to the subscriber previous to tlie Ist of September last, either by note or book account, are requested to call and settle or the Bun;** Will hr placed in the hands of some proper persons fov CoheiT*‘ ,,u j a.< 1 shall alter the nature of my business tlie first of the ."‘owing spring. \V. IC. STILLMAN. St. Paid, December 25, 1552. New Bakery. THE SUBSCRIBER has established a J- New Bokery In lad AfofleCs Building, corner of Jackson and Fourth Streets, where he is prepared to fur nish families and parties with Bread and Cake# of all descriptions upon the most reasonable terms, and at the shortest notice. JOHN ITTNKit. St. Paul, December 25, 1352. 150 SKATES A large assortment of Skates, strapped aud ready for use, on hand and for sale by F. S. NEWELL. TAPAN WARE—In store and for sale a) a large a-sortm nt of Japan ware, by F. S. NEWELL. OHOVELS—a hire lot of these useful utensil*, for sale by F. N. NEWELL. A UGURS, of all sizes, handled for use. JJL for sale I.v F. S. NEWELL. BRASS FIRE IRONS, a good article, For rale by F. S. NEWELL. IyiTT SAWS—A new pattern of Pitt nan-., for sale ly F. S. NEWELL. pUTLERY —Pocket and Table Cutle- V 7 ry for sale by F. S. NEWELL. 13 AZORS—Wade & Butcher's, an cx- IV cellciit nr!i< ]e, for solo by F. S. NEWELL. OIIUT GUNS AND PISTOLS, in store O omt tor sale by (16) NEWELL. Taken Tp. ’ up by the subscriber, at little X Canada, about the Ist of DecfmVr, a brownish rod cow with aline back and spotted white face, Miiall horns, one of them broken at the end. The owner is re quested to come forward, prove property and take her awav. JOH N BAPTISTE PKMAKEST. Little Canada, Pec. 18, 1852. 1414 P IFT BOOKsTGIFT BOOKS! 1853. VX a very large assortment of all the various (51ft Books for 1853; together with all the standard Poets suita ble for gifts, in flue bindings. For sale cheap for Cash by W. S. COMBS, Nearly opposite the American House* pH ILD RE NS’BO O K S.—YV. S. COMBS, near the American House, has on hand a very large assortment of Childrens’ Books for Holliday. Presents. Call ami see. _ Attention ladies.—all in want of something to give away on Christmas, call on W. S. COMBS and examine his assortment of things suitable for presents oti Thanksgiving, Christinas, and New Years. COMBS. Nearly opposite the American House. P<*e. IS, 1852—14tf Hardware! Hardware!! If you want to buy Hardware, note is your time to get it at the St. Paul Hardware Store. Messrs, j. McCloud & co. offer great inducement* to those who are In want of any article in tlieir line of business. As they ore anxious to close out their present heavy stock as nas potssihle to rndlr 4 * arrangements for the Sprinp trade, purchasers will consult tlieir Interest to give them an early call. Tle y have an extensive of Carpenters’ tools, Cutlery of every description, Builders Hardware, Fannl:K implement*, and every tiling usually belonging to, ?nd many articles not generally to be found in a Hardware fitorv. 14 Groceries at Low Prices. f PHE Subscriber has yet on hand a large -L stock of firocerir* and Provisions, which he now offers at small profit* for ('ash. In his assortment may be found the following articles: 20 l>o\es fresh Raisin*, ‘25 boxes star Candles, 34 do WJt Cheese, 20 do Mould do 10 hags Rio Coffee 35 do Palm soap 6 do Java do 20 firkins good Butter 20 do Dried Apple«, 10 boxes prime Codfish 10 do do Peaches 5 Mils Mackerel, No 1 and 2 20 doz cans Oysters 3 do laird Oil 10 bids Butter Crackers 75 do extra superfine Flour 14lf JOHN FARRINGTON. WINTER ARRANGEMENT. Burbank’s Express. A Special Messenger will be despatch- j ed from St. Paul and Galena every two weeks; ( commencing Monday, December sth. Freight » or- ! wAri/eh semi-wKlki.y. Transportation of Money, Co election’s. Purchases, &c., attended to with promptness and despatch. Remittances made to all , parts of the States, California and Kurope. All couimis* s ions promptly attended to. C. R. RICK St Co. CON STAN’S & BUIIBASK. Agents. X. B. All persons having freight at La Crosse, ran hav«? the ranie brought here or otherwise disposed of by application as abov**, or to J. C. BURBANK. | St. Paul, November 27, ’62—l ltf Pass around the Word r PHAT ten eases of Fine Goods, bought JL expressly for the Holidays, will be opened on the 20fh inst., at the Bookstore of I.eDL’C S ROHRKR. P. ALSO* That ail persons who wish to advertise In tiie Year lltxik for 1553 must make application imtne- i dlately, eleven pages are already engaged, and but four , more can he devoted to advertizing. W. G.LeDUC. Excitement up Town! ELFELT & BROTHERS are selling off their elegant of seasonable Dry Goods at Cost, to make room for their new spring stock. Now Is yowr time, 1 Julies and Gent*, to get Bargain*. They have kino a few packages of their essence of Coffee left—four pounds for fifteen cents ! Hickory canes— Also, Ratun, . and Whalebones, Just the thing to complete s gen man’s outfit, for sale at the store of DAIIL St DOULL Wanted. 1 ()() 000 or morer P c,iSDn * I can J. accommodate *itli good I) a g tier r co types, at prices -feryHig from $2, to sls. Have Just received a Mipptv of tHerrbst beautiful case* ever offered Inthis'clty,* which with /■** faithful Likeness make very *i*f>ropri*ttr present# for tlie 1/ OLID A Y S . Ainons: tlie nfrhoz may be fonnd Jenny Lind ca»et ringle and double. Shell do J'" do inlaid with Pearl—eery beautiful. Papier AJache eases. Snap and Look, do dodo Kossuth, Ac plus Ultra, fridal, Mourning, and many other vuri'tit*. Have also A lew LOCKETS * l, kh I aiu s Hina at extremely low prices ‘ ,v “ wi-blni* any of llie Atwive AS | in-sen Is for the Jloll 'UV< w M r... well 1o eall immediately while tliv aswn.xt 1 ’ 1 “'"t- *’*' KUrrreutyinfK, I’Ainiln«s an.l Engraviugd 7 best manner—Miniatures taken equally w ckMidy weather. £3* Gallery, corner of Third and Cedar rx* Operating hour* frcin 3 A M (o 3 P AI. I3ir J. K. WHrarsr. To the Ladies of St. Paul. MR. LOUIS BLUM, of tlie New York Bazaar wishes the lauiies of St. Paul and vicinity to take particular notice that presents and good* for the HOLIDAYS can be found at his store in great variety, and for exceed inglv low prices. Great inducement Is ottered for pur chasers, as he will leave for New York In a few weeks to close out ids present goods even at a sacrilice so as to bU prepared for the Spring Fashions. “ Children Cry for Them.” (), don't you remember, 'tin now in Ileceinlur, And soon wilt be Holidays come. Oj 'twill be so funny , I've plenty of moneys I'll buy me a sword and a drum. T?KNZ & KARCHER have received JLI/ direct from the hands of the manufacturers a gen* « ral assortment of toys for the Holidays—every kind and variety tfeat can be thought of, too numerous to mention in detail. Fall at their establishments on Third street and in the l pper Town. 12t4 District Court lor Ramsry County. John Summerville ) against V K. If. Lewis, ) To the above named defendant: Yott are hereby summoned and requested to answer the com* plaint of Drc plaintiff hi the above eiritlted suit, which has been filed in the office of the clerk of the District Court in said county# and serve a copy of your answer on us nt the town of Bt. Paul within twenty days after tl-r service hereof, exclusive of the day of service; atMl 1# you fail to answer tlie said complaint w>»'ni:V the time' aforesaid tlie plaintiff will take Judgment against yoii for 1 the sum of one hundred and forty-three dollars hornier coots of suit. MURRAY & WILLIAMS. Dated Nov. 29,1852. UK Atty’s for SHERIFF’S SALE. Territory of Minnesota,) County of Washington, \ S: '* t District Court/ \ Wash ing tou County/ Ry virtue of nn execution issued out of and under the seal of the District Court aforesaid, upon a judgment rendered by said court, Get. 2d, 1*62, wherein John Me* Kbsii k i* plaintiff, and Milton V. Nobles, D. L. Chamber*, Alfred Day.-aAH Aloscs Perrin are defendants, in favor of said plaint!!?aft*! ( Wahi.ft «ald defendants) for the sum of sl*2l 82, I liUVtf OW t¥s Wtti day of November, A. D. 1 %J# levied upon, «?rd .riiatf eXp-Vit- to sale at public auc tion to the frightst bidT* .* *>r citsli, oil the twentieth day of January# I*o3. -I the h*vir of ten o’clock In the fore lioon, at the office of the Register* of Deeds in Stillwater in sa'd county, all the right, title, interest and estate that the above-named defendant?} or either of had In the following described real pr«»j*TtT) **it the second day of October 1852. or have since acquired, m so much thereof as shall be sufficient h> satisfy said cxccotf..!: and costs, tn wit. !-et number f .tir (4) "f section number i~. ntv-.tK (•B) au.l Is,is number «.ne (I) and two <-J) of section nrin ber thirtv-llve (36) In township number twenty-nine (■)»)• north ..t Range number twenty (20) west,,-olilailiiiig one hundred and fifty all I three-tenths acres of land, t,ether with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto beton&- lli- or In anv wise apyertalnln?. WILLIAM C. PENNEY, Sheriff of the county aforesaid. Slilhroter, Xor. 30. 1562. 2 sq—Pr. fee, $3,00. SHERIFF S SALE. Territory of .Vlimesois, ) < WashlnKlon County*/ County of Washington, i ( District Court. By virtue of two executions issued out of and under tin? seal of th*“ lMatrlct Court of tlie coun ty of Washington aforesaid, wherein James F. Comstock Cv>.,an<l Booth, Drake &■ Conn, are plaintiffs and John 11. Brewster is defendant, In favor of said plaintiffs, and against said defendants 1 have on tills fith day of November, A. D. 1852, levied iip**n ami shall exjiose to sale at public auc tion to the highest bidder for rash, on the 26th day of December 1852, at \W‘ office of tlie Register of Deeds hi Stillwater in said county, at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon, ail the right, title, interest ami estate lhat the said John H. Brewster had in fhe following described real • state on the fifth day of August, or has since acquired, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said excu tiens and costs, to w if; I.ot number four, (I) of secti-m number thfrfy-fcnff In township number thirty, (30) north of range number twenty, west, containing Hi acres and ‘25-100 of an acre; a iso, lot number twenty-eight In block number twenty nine. and lot number two in block number twenty-eight of tlie town of Stillwater hi said county, according totho survey and plat of said town of Stillwater which Is record ed iu the office of the Keels ter of Deeds of said county. WILLIAM C. PENNEY,ShertT. November 13, 188 IH pr fee $7. Fruit & Ornamental Trees, Flowering Plants, <Jyr.. For sale at the JJcott JFufsery, Davenport, lowa# A LARGE Stock of k«althy and thrifty 4 year old grafted apple fr-e*; a good stock of standard and dwarf pears, standard and dwarf cherries, plums, e,H»s t -berries, raspberries, currants, *•»*•# Also, a large and general assortment of evergreens, ornamental trees, shrubs and vines, flowcrihff flat**, bulbs, etc. The largest assortment of dahlia* tn tliw* West. Persons wishing to purchase are respect fully referred to Burbank and G'onstans, Saint Paul, Minnesota Territory,- who are authorised to receive and transmit all orders for tree', and who will give ail other necessary information** 12m6 11. 8. FINLEY. Heaton the corner of Third Jackson streets* At this lo cation, in tlie building formerly by Daniel Hopkins, .. iiaaiiif I 5,. n ., I have established a aiiiwi iliM MEAT MARKET, where tlie best and fattest surhdiis, steaks, and all other edible parts of the animal* from hoof to horns, can be ha*l fresh every day at the market prices. Also, always on liatid, mutton, P°rb, and all other kinds of meat usually devoured by civilized appetites, except old lean working oxen, which I consider it murder to kill and felony to sell* I ho|ie to receive a share of St. Paul patronage. 2-3tf U. C* WOLF. Attention All! AXD TO SMOKERS ESPECIALLY. JUST RECEIVED a very large stock of the best brands, among which are the JoHowftm r 1,000 K 1 Sol Regalia 1,000 Union Regalia Chrarv « Fixed Star * “ Invocation “ <tf * « Program a « Con«iul*ta “ •• “ I.a (iota Millan, 3,000 Star Principe «< « Jji Flora, “ Small Regalia M Also, Caddy’s Tin Foil Tobacco, Yellow Back. Call and examine, for sale at wholesale and retail; cheap fur cash, by W. S. COMBS, C-tf Nearly opposite the American House. A CARD. r IMIE proprielor of the St. Charles l House having closed his home for the whiter, &*•* sires to return his thanks to his /Hernia (or their patronagff during the pas! seasoff, trfid to state l a them aftd the pub lic generally, that he will be again ready upon the open ing of navigation, with his house refitted and aupplied In the beat possible manner, to do his best for the comfort of those wlio may be pleased to become his guest*. J. C. CLARK. St. Anthony, Nov. 27,1Q52 —3wll ~ Dahl & lion 11, Booksellers and Stationers, Also, Dealer. In Hats, Caps, Glove,, Mlf,, Muffs, ete., Third street, Saint Haul. APER HANGINGS—A complete assortment of the latest styles, for sale very cheap at the Bookstore of DAIIL St DOULL. 117 ALL PAPER—Ladies and Gentle \ V men are invited tocall anti examine our extensive variety of the above-named article. DAHL St DOULL. jX/IUFFS —Lynx muffs for adults, also, IVA Children's mull. In large quantities. As this Is the season of the year when these articles frill begin tob* needed, Wo most ronndcnUy recommend our articles for Inspection of the public. DAIIL A DOCLfc- U ATS—We have on hand the latest -L-L styles of Fur and Wool hats. _____ DAIIL k. DOCLL* TZOSSUTH HATS—AIso, Excelsior, 1Y and other kind, at the fc ROYS’ HATS AND CAPS—An ex- D tensive „sortment-«nd .long your chtklre. to try them on at the store of DAHL * DOULL r* i LOVES AND MITTS Buckskin tjr Gloves aud Hits, also Fur Gloves—Just the thing mr tb. cold weather that to coming—for sale at the store DAHL It DOUDL TTMBRELLAS —Silk and Cotten urn breltas for sale cheap at the store of DAHL & DOl’Ll.