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i'll L MINNESOTIAN.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 13, 1855 The Census. , We learn, in a ronnd-a-bout way, that the County of Ramsey has been divided by the Sheriff into two districts for census purposes; and that Sheriff Fridley is himself attending to the business in the upper portion of the county, and a gentleman by the name of Brown—a Citizen of St. Anthony—is, “by authority ” devoting his energies to finding out precisely how many people reside in this end of the County—that is, in the division of Ramsey known in the Apportionment aqt as the Second Council District, which district includes St. Paul and Little Canada. Mr. Brown comes here to enter upon bis du ties with the best of endowments as to bis hon esty and qualifications for the responsible post —the appointment of the Sheriff in his pocket; —but he is a stranger in St. Paul and the Second Council District, and may need a little civil attention from our people in the perform ance of bis duties. In his perambulations thro’ city and country, it is not impossible that he may accidentally pass by some few out of-the- way places and habited tenements, without enumerating the people therein domiciled. Such an occurrence, however, is a bare possi bility; but for fear 6uch an oversight might happen, it would be well for those in the dis trict upon whom Mr. Brown does not call pre vious to the 25th of the present month, to state the fact to us, or to some other editor of St. Paul, in order that Mr. Brown’s attention may be called in time, through the medium of the public press, to any particular case of unintentional omission on his part. He has only the remainder of this month allowed him to complete his work, and be must, of necesity, need all the prompt facility and assistance that the people can afford him. Our people, as well as those in other parts of the Territory, are interested in having a fair and honestly enumerated list of inhabitants. We hope, therefore, they will aid the proper officer—who is a 6tranger amongst them—with all the sauvity of manner they possess, in ac complishing the really important work upon which he is engaged. River Items. Notwithstanding the low stage of water, the St. Paul Levee yesterday morning presented a rather animated appearance. It was remarked by a citizen that “ a sti anger viewing the 6cene might mistake St. Paul for a business place.” The Dubuque—freight boat of the Packet Co.—arrived with her own hull, and two barges about the size of herself, load ed to the guards. She brought up, among other things, a large quantity of the Indian Annuity Goods. The Jas. Lyons aud Navigator having turned out their freight at the same time, the levee was much more effectually blockaled than Sebastopol. The Miinesota Belle arrived during the day from Galena and the Fire Canoe from the Grand Encampment. The Belle hereafter will run to Dunleith and-Bubuque—going no farther down. She leaves this morning. # Real Estate—Another Nct for the Croak ers.—An interest in a piece of property across the river, opposite St. Paul, which was pur chased one year ago for SI,OOO, sold on Mon day for $5,000 —cash in hand. Crops in Hennepin. —Farmers from Henne pin county inform us that they bare not bad as much rain in tbeir vicinity as has fallen im mediately about St. Paul. Their wheat looks tolerable, but their corn, oats and potatoes arc on the verge of suffering. For Sauk Rapids. —Ten emigrant wagons, filled with household goods, women, half-grown children and babies, each wagon drawn by four sturdy yoke of cattle, with farm-bronzed men, attended by horses, cows, dogs, Ac., passed through the city yesterday on their way to Sauk Rapids. They were from Eastern Wisconsin. How the Emperess Eugenie Wears her Bonnet. —The London Morning Post was very great during the late Imperial visit upon mat ters of dress; and is regarded as high authori ty upon all questions connected with that im portant subject. This Journal says: “In regard to the much mooted question as to whether a bonnet should be worn on tbe head or off, it may not be amiss to take advan tage of tbe actual presence of her Imperial Majesty, who is said to cave introduced this popular feminine eccentricity to place on rec ord that, although the bonnet of tbe Empress Eugenia displays fully her face and hair, it does not convey to the beholder the idea of its being likely to fall from tbe head behind, but rather seems to cling to and support the hair in that position. This gives a lightness and grace of carriage to tbe head totally distinct from that boldness and barefacedness which has characterized the adoption of French Im perial fashion.” A public meeting was called to day to in vestigate the proceedings of our city authori ties on Saturday. It was largely attended and presided over by Judge Wells. It was address ed by several leading citizens. A committee of nine was appointed to investigate the matter thoroughly, and if found necessary to prose cute the city authorities. The committee was also directed to wait on Mayor Dow and request him to resign his office. Concord, June 6. Both branohes of the Legislature organized this forenoon. The Senate eleoted Hon. W. Hale, of Hins dale, Amerioan Whig, President, there being only one vote in opposition. Tbe House elected J. J. H. Prentiss, Ameri can Whig, Speaker, against 88 votes for all others. New York, June 6. Several dispatches from Philadelphia men tion that the Massachusetts delegation, after some considerable trouble, werd finally admit ted to the Knew Nothing Convention. Nothing authentic in regard to their proceed ing*. Buffalo, June 6. Mas ten, the Anti-Know Nothing candidate for Judge of the Soperior Court, was elected yesterday by about two thousand fire hundred uu^ority. par Mr. Sonle has published a letter stating that there it not a word of truth in the letter of Mr. Perry, Charge d’Affairs at Madrid, re eently published. Who shall decide when di plomatic functionaries eontradiot each other T pa~ M. Godard, the clever and successful Cronaut, died at New Orleans very suddenly au the 16th ult. pa- It is stated as a curious fact, that the Queen of England is now the temporal mon arch of more Roman Catholics than the Pope, and of more Mumulmen then the Porte. Correspondence of the Kinncsotlsn. Dnbnqne—Chicago—Baptist Anniversaries—Chi cago 80 Tears Ago—Towns Along the Sonthern Michigan Railroad—Toledo—ClereUnd-Pnrks the Murderer. Cleveland, Ohio, Jone 1,1855. A Messrs. Editors:— 6ne month has goncsift& we rounded the point which cut off our earnest, good bye gaze at onryontbfnl city; and though I have been interested and delighted with eve ry mile of travel and in every place I have vis ited, yet the heart instinctively tarns to St. Paal, and more than ever do I feel that there is “no place like home.” Nature’s broad gar dens of Minnesota arc richer, comelier far to ray eye than ail the cultivated fields of the East. Then there is another cheering aspect. The rush of immigration is thitherward. Ev erywhere the inquiry is of our youthful Terri tory, and with our knowledge of what it was a few years since and what it is now; and claim ing the public atteution as it docs—unsurpass ed by any other portion of earth in enterprise and go-abcad-itive-ness, we can but contem plate a most glorious future. But I will not dwell on what you and all others know, but pass to what I have seen of progress in the States. My first tariy was at Dubuque, where a relative confidently assured me there was more business done than any other place of its size iu the Union. A few days observation, however, convinced me that were he a citizen of St. Paul, he would see through different col ored glasses. It is a busy town, but I cannot perceive as it has changed in appearance since I first saw it eight years ago, when our city was only a trading post of less than a dozen cabins- Certainly the bustle and activity of Dubuque is not to compare with St. Paul. A college now in process of erection and a Female Seminary of a high order are attaching considerable im portance to the place. At Chicago, the “Garden City,” I passed some ten days, while the Baptist Anniversaries were in session. At these meetings all of the Eastern, Middle, Westers, and some of the Southern States were represented; and I opine that no event of greater practical moment to the West has ever occurred. My opportunity was a favorable one for judging of the views, feelings and opinions of eastern men in refer ence to the one idea which has long engrossed my soul—the West and its interests. Men of profound learning and in high position admit, ted that they opened their eyes in astonishment that a new world, new impulses, new motives and new and suddenly awakened energies were before them. That hitherto, they had lived in a prescribed circle, and that on those broad prairies their souls bad expanded, ready to leap from the fetters which bound them. Generous invitations came in from the directors of vari ous railroad companies, (or Delegates to extend their trip at half fare, on any of the several routes to the Mississippi, and some were inqui ring their course to St. Paul, with the determi nation of visiting it, and have probably done so before this; and there they have found that the “ half had never been toldj^m.” Chicago is certainiy a wonderful city. Just twenty years ago Charles Walker, Esq., com menced business here and was actually the first merchant of Chicago. Then there were less than 300 inhabitants, (this be told me himself) He has noted its increase, its progress and im provement from year to year until the present time, when it numbers over 00.000. He says St. Paul with its present population and busi ness facilities is outstripping the first years of his city. What has been done, can and will be done; and the New York'of the West will in less than 20 years be acknowledged in the little town which, eight years ago, I was told I would not find, and was kindly advised to retrace my steps eastward, “as Pig’s Eye was the only set ment in that vicinity.” I beard of no cholera and no sickness of any kind after leaving the river, and so far as able to learn, there has never been a more healthy season. One fact I will not omit. Vegetation in northern Illinois is at least three weeks be hind Minnesota. This is not only my own but the testimony of a young man who had visited and left our Territory, fascinated with its beau ty, but in disgust with the high prices, and was inconsequence, returning to Michigan to locate permanently. From Chicago eastward, I was honored with the escort of ex Gov. Briggs, of Massachusetts, of world wide fame; and never have I met that person whose Christian dignity and country’6 laurels were worn with such modesty and grace. He is in the full vigor of manhood and nought but bis locks would make one judge bim lobe perhaps 60 years of age. He presided over the Missionary Union with meek dignity, and has done so, for several successive years, and I doubt whether, the nobleuess of bis character has been more manifest amid his congressional duties or in the chair of State, than as a follow er of him who said, “He that honoreth me, him will my Father honor,” in guiding this one in terest of the many connected with the denomi tion of which he is a devoted member. “Breth ren,” said he in his closing remarks to the Uni on, “I have one request to make. I ask in all sincerity, that in using my name you will dis penso with that with which you usually precede it, (meaning the Hon.) and simply let it be as it is—George N. Briggs.” For the first time I came through to Cleve land by the Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan route. The entire distance I was struck with the unwholesome appearance of the country. Vegetation is luxurious, but stag nant water on either hand followed the a most entire traok. Mushroom towns buve sprung up all along thi6 line, and a few of older growth, such as Coldwater, Jonesville, Hillsdale, Hud son and Adrian are pleasant and thriving pla ces. Toledo most astonishes me. I was there six years since; then there were but 4,000 in habitants, and a place I was so glad to flee from I bad never seen. Now, there are at least 12.- 000 people, and now here, save St. Paul, is the progressive system more manifest. Aud now, after a few days’ tarry with assiduous friends, I was as reluctant to leave as 1 had been anx ious on the former occasiou. Portland, June 5. The Forest City still smiles in all its native loveliness, and has extended on the right band and left since lost I looked upon it. During the last fonr years, there have some 8 or 9 churches arisen; more than half of the number being really elegant, having cost from $30,000 to $70,000 each. This fpeaks well for its reli gious prosperity. I am told by those who know that a stagnation in business is the result of last year's drought throughout the State. There has been but one tonic of general interest since I have been here—the exeention of the murder er, Parks, who has to-day suffered the penalty of the law. He has all along declared his in nocence of the murder of Beatson, though he admitted that he severed his head from his tody-that never being found. Hisstatemeat is that B. fell from an eminence where they were walking, killing himself by the fall, and that to prevent suspicion he cot off hia head. He has to the last evinced a bravado spirit, de claring that he never would be hung and ac companying ?4vcry sentence with «u oath. * A few nights since be attempted to escape with a false key,' which broke la the lock. A loaded pistol was found in his possession, and it wan ascertained a carriage was in readiness at a short distance, to convey him away. Yester day, immediately after dinner, the exclama tion, “Parks has cut his throat /” flew through the city like wild-fire. And this he had done, but it failed to accomplish the object designed. He stoutly resisted the approach of the physi cian with kickiugs and cursings, until fainting from the loss of blood, when bis bands and feet were chained and the wound carefully attend ed to. It was feared be might not survive through the night. Since hie attempt to escape he has been so carefully guarded, and every one closely examined who has been permitted to enter bis cell, that his being in possession of the knife is a great mystery. Suspicion rests upon bis wife, and I have heard it rumored that she concealed and conveyed it in her hair.— But she was so narrowly watched by the faith ful jailor that be thinks it impossible. It is al so rumored that he obtained tbe keys by their being concealed in a pie which bis kind wife took to him. I w ill enclose the account of the last scene at the jail which you can use as you please, prob ably more in detail than your readers will get elsewhere. Next week I shall leave this beautiful Forest City for “way down East,” from w hence you will be sure to hear from me. Yours, Ac., FLORILLA FLEETWOOD. Correspondence of the Minnesotlan. Quick Trip from St. Paul to Pittsburgh--Steamer Fulls City—Happy Omeu Pioneer Hook and Ladder Co. Pittsburgh, June 1 1555. Messrs. Editors:— Leaving St. Paul, on board the War Eagle, on Wednesday, 24tb nit., at 11 o’clock A. M , I arrived at this place at 8 P. M. tbe following Saturday—(after lying over six hours in Galena,) making the trip in three days and nine hours. The Steamer Falls City, Capt. Gilbert, left this port yesterday, destined for St. Authony Falls. The Falls City is said to be one of the best jobs of steamboat work that Las left this port, and is pronounced by the Inspector au A No. 1 boat. Her dimensions are as follows: Length, 155 feet; depth of hold, 4 ft. 6 in.; width of beam, 27 feet; three boilers—length, 24 feet—diameter 36 inches; stern wheel; 400 tons burthen. There is rather a singular : ncident connect ed with tbe first movement of this boat; and which is viewed with considerable superstition on tbe part of Capt. Gilbert. I give it as pub lished in the Daily Post of this city:—“On Saturday last, as the Falls City backed into the Ohio river at Wellsville, to make her trial trip, a large grey eagle, which had not been observed before, flew across tbe boat, through the dense smoke, and between tbe chimneys, taking up a position directly in the van, where it continued until the boat bad made tbe dis tance of several miles up tbe river—all the time flying very slow, in order not to get out of sight of tbe steamer. A bird of this kind is not often seen in this neighborhood, and as tbe Falls City is intended for the Upper Mississippi. Capt. Gilbert seems to think it must have come from the Falls of St. Antbonv, expressly to witness tbe first trip of bis new«t>oat.” Tbe Captain and myself have made various small bets as to the Falls City arriving at the Falls this season—he that be would take her there, and I that he would not. But we shall see. Tbe following is her manifest for St. Paul: Nichols A Burkey, 195 slabs steel, 2 kgs. nuts and washers, 5 bars steel, 300 half boxes glasß. J. L. Farwell A Co., 25 bdls. sheet iron. B. Presley, 12 boxes glass. B. Weide, 12 bxs. axes, 12 doz. hoes, 6 doz. mattocks, 6 doz. spades, 1 doz. forks. The largest portion of her cargo is for St. Anthony, and Capt. Smith, of the steamer Anoka, now building the Falls. On account of low water in the Ohio, Capt. Gilbert was forced to leave behind a consider able quantity of St. Paul freight now ready fo¥ shipment at this place. But there is now eve ry prospect of a rise in the river. The steamer Fanny Harris, left this port the week previous to tbe departre of the Falls City, destined also for St. Paul, with a large freight and a cabin full of passengers. About 700 Mormons arrived here on Monday last, from England, Scotland and Wales, en route for Salt Lake. With the exception of their leaders, they seem to be of the very low est order of beings. To-morrow I start for Philadelphia to pro cure au apparatus for tbe Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company—being unable to purchase such an one here as directed by tbe Compa ny. I hope to be iu St. Paul by the last of this inontb, aud think I shall. Yours, Ac., J. W. i alninity in lowa City. A Building fallen —One man killed and three dangerously wounded —“ Reporter ” Print ing Office Demolished. By a passenger iu the stage, who left lowa City yesterday at 10 o’clock, we learn that yes terday morning at 7 o’clock, a large stone building, next door west of tbe Park House, and belonging to Mr. John Clark, fell—one of the 6ide walls giving way and falling in wardly, burying under the* ruins fjur car penters and plasterers, at work in the first story. The second 6tory had been finished, and was occupied by tbe Reporter printing office. Some of the printers were in the office at the time, but bearing the noise of the wall giving away, succeeded iu making their escape through the back door, and had just got out when the crash came. After the falling, the building took fire. The cries of the wounded could be beard, but 'aint ly. and sounding as at a great distance. The people commenced as soon as praet caLle, with great rapidity, to extinguish the flames and re cover the unfortunate sufferers. They soon put out the fire, and then rapidly removed the rubbish, until they extricated the four unfor tunates. Upon one the printing press had fall en, and he was dead. The other three were terribly out up, and our informant wa? told by au attending physician, that they could none of them live. The cause of the catastrophe was a cellar newly dug near tho west side of the building, and the heavy rains of Wednesday night under miued the uuderpinniog. —Muscatine (Iowa) Sentinel, June 1. Famine in Lowes Canada .— The editor of the Montreal Commercial Advertiser has been shown letters from clergymen and others in the eastern and western townships, which describe the amount of want existing among all classes, from the scarcity of breadstuft, as frigbtfnl in the extreme. In some parts scurvy bee made its appearance. THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1855 “Important from Washington. ” The Washington correspondent, of the New York Herald, states as a fact tbit “ Gen. Pierce •Mfllareti to-day that Gov. HewJer should be sustained, let the consequences bo what they may-” —Dubuque Express* This is, of course, tbe tactics since the Vir ginia election is passed. -Janus now pats on his Northern face; and by his clownish antics thinks to awaken the plandits of that portion of the National audience north of Mason and Dixon’s line. Virginia has elected a broken winded Whig renegade as “ Democratic ** Gov ernor; and now for Pennsylvania. Ohio, New York, Ac. Reeder shall be sustained, let the conseqncuces be what they may. “ Dave Atch ison”—tbe boon companion, politically and socially, of Pierce and Donglas—the border brigand chief of Missouri; elevated less than two years ago to tbe office of Vice President of the United States by the patronage and in fluence of this same Pierce and Douglas Ad ministration, is now an “ arch demagogue ” —a “ Know-Nothing,” (see St. Paul Democrat of Tuesday) and tbe President says Reeder shall be sustained 1 Valiant President, let us see you sustain him. As a celebrated cbarcter in Ro* man history once remarked to a menial, — “ Slave! why didst thou not do the deed, and then come and tell me it was done— not that you could have done it?” No sensible man at the North will be deceiv ed by any such irresponsible pledge. Reeder is powerless. The Legislature of Kan as, elec ted by armed cut-throats from Missouri, will establish Slavery in that Territory, even over the Governor’s veto. The only 6afe Northern ground is to strike home at tbe root of the evil. The people of the North must see that the game be checkmated at all hazards. The fact should be kept in view, that the chief organ of Pierce —the Washington Union—boldly sided with tbe Missourians before the Virginia election. We have shown this fact iu these columns by quoting one of the Union’s articles at length. Let us not be deceived by the shallow, irres ponsible prating of an imbecile President, whose name isa-cominon by-word in connection with duplicity and deception, even iu the mouths of men of his party in Minnesota, who publicly express themselves his admirers. The day has come when tbe North must look out for herself—when good and practical men of all former party associations must prepare to stand by her principles and future weal. With an Admistration which is bound band and foot and delivered over to the Slave oligarchy, the North can have no sympathy. The motto is. “Down with them and with all their base attempts to enchain the Free North iu eternal bondage !” River Items; Notwithstanding that “ immense damage ” sustained by the Alhambra at Gray Cloud Island going down the last trip, she was ena bled to leave Galena on her day, and to make tbe trip to Stillwater and St. Paul “ on time.” She arrived here early yesterday morning, and reports all the damage sustaiued to have been the knocking down of her chimneys. Tbe New St. Paul also arrived yesterday morning early. She leaves for Dunleith and Dubuque to-day. Theatrical. —The jolly good-natured face of Jack Huntley, which was visible about our streets yesterday, assures us that his Theatrical Company has arrived, aud that the “summer seasou” in St. Paul will eoou commence. Mr. H. informs us that be will open next week in Empire. Hall, with a much better company than has ever previously visited this region. The Hall, meantime, will be fitted up in tbe most commodious and elegant style. Mail Matters. —The general notice by the St. Paul Press of recent mail dclinquences has bad a good effect in the right quarter. The Dubuque postmaster writes a long letter to tbe Pioneer in explanation, and his organ, the Du buque Express and Herald, turns in and abuses us quite roundly—much after the fashion prac tised by our discomfittcd opponents here at home. We “rather guesS” it will be all right with the mails hereafter. Pure Soda Water. —Those who have a liking for this agreeable summer beverage—and who has not?—can be accommodated by cal.ing up on our frieud6, J. H. McDougall A Co., St. An thony street, opposite Empire Block. They manufacture the article through the agency of Nichols’ patent apparatus; and when it gushes forth, cool from the fountain, it is entirely free from all poisonous agents engendered from copper or other infecting metals. In Tact, the liquid does not come in contact with any poi sonous substance whatever, as the generating apparatus is lined with porcelain. Step iu and try a glass. This firm has just received a fresh and gene ral assorment of goods in their line of trade. Their advertisements will appear in to mor row’s Minoesotian. Award of Damages. —The Commissioners ap pointed by tbe Circuit Court to assess damages in the case of Capt. H. H. Gear and the Central Railroad, awarded to the former the sum of $13,750. — Galena Adv. We think the Railroad Company has got off cheap, considering all things. We understaqd this is the last impediment at Galena, or be tween Galena and Dunleith. The Hon. Erastus Brooks is lying seri. ouslv ill at bis residence in New York with au affection of the lungs. The 6hip Wra. Stetson arrived at New York, on Saturday week, from Liverpool, with 240 Mormons as passengers bound for Salt Lake. ♦ r ffS' The Kinney expedition to Nicaragua is said to have been entirely abandoned. What Elected Judge Cole— We find upon examination, that the votes cast for Associate Justice tbrougbont the State, is Just 580 less than for Congressmen last year.—and that Cole received 560 votes more than the Rep. Congres sional tioket at that time. Whatever may be said of the issues brought to bear in the Judi. cial contest, it is evident from these figures that the same influence prevailed in electing Mr, Cole, that elected the two members of Con gress last fall. No other sensible conclusion can be arrived at concerning it. —Poton Rep., (dem.) Thai is very nearly so; and we think the vote next tall will be another effect and illus tration of these “ same influences.” The Re publican sentiment and organization in Wis consin are gaining strength daily Milwaukee Sentinel, par- Col. Kinney gave himself up to the U- S. Marshal on the 6th, end was taken into cus tody. Agricultural Fair-A PniHltlw. - We copy the following from the Times of yesterday. The proposition of Major Fnrbet U reasonable, and we see no excuse why the people of St. Peal sbotttd fail to tak*it upju. Let them “fork over” the SSOO instanter; as failing to contribute this small snm. they tnust rest under the imputation of having defeated the enterprise—an imputation which will do our city a vast amount of injury throughout the Territory. Five hundred is a trifling amount to raise in this city for such a purpose, and shonld be taken up in half a day, even in these tight times. Let it be done : Territorial Fair. Several article recently appeared in the St. Paul Daily Times and the St. Paul Democrat, by which public attention has been called to the subject of a Territorial Fair, and the tone of those articles having shown that the authors felt somewhat disappointed in the prospect of a failure, I deem it incumbent on me, placed in the position I am, to give publicity to the trans actions of the Executive Committee since their appointment in January last. At the Annual Meeting of the Territorial Agricultural Socie ty, it was urged upon the Executive Committee to procure the necessrry funds by subscription, to offer such premiums for the encouragement of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts as they might think proper, and also to defray the iuc • dental expenses of a Fair. In view of direct ing the attention of the Farmers of the Terri tory to the importance of cultivating the best varieties <?f plants within their reach, jseeds of the most approved Field and Garden Vegeta bles, the Chairman of the Executive Commit tee in January addressed a letter to the Com missioner of Patents at Washington, soliciting such seeds as he might think proper to forward to Minnesota. The result was that more than five hundred packages of Field and Gaiden Seeds were sent to the Chairman of the Execu tive Committee for distribution, which, at con siderable trouble have been distributed in va rious parts of tbe Territory. In March, the Committee published and sent a Circular to some twenty-five gentlemen in various parts of the Territory, requesting them to obtain subscriptions to carry out the objects of the Society, and to report the amount so subscribed at the then next meeting of tbe Com mittee. The whole amount report as having been subscribed, was about SIOO. With this small sum, subscribed by 25 or 30 persons and that not collected, the Committee felt unwil ling to make themselves personally liable for an amount of money necessary to be offered as premiums and to defray the necessary expenses which would accrue; they therefore abandoned any further efforts in the premises. The Editor of the St. Paul Democrat thinks that the sum of SI,OOO cau be raised in St. Paul and appeals to the good sense and generosity of its citizens to take hold of the work in ear nest. SI,OOO would be none too much to offer as premiums and defray expenses, but in my judgment, a very reputable Fair can be held, and such, too, as would show the capabilities of our soil, the energy of our farmers and the skill of our mechanics, for a much less sum. In conclusion, I will say, that il the citizens of St. Paul will contribute SSOO and place the amount in any reliable situation so that with out failure the same may be placed in the hands of the Executive Committee by the 20th of Saptember next, that a meeting of the Com mittee will be called immediately, a list of pre miums offered, and tbe time fixed for bolding a Territorial Fair in St. Paul. P. P. FURBER, Ch’n Ex. Com. Minn. Ag. Society, St. Paul, June 12, 1845. From the New Yerk Tribune. A Chapter of History. St. Locis, May 28, 1855. Among all tbe letters in the Tribune from Kansas and its neighborhood I do not recollect of having seen the true reason stated why tbe Parkville Luminary was destroyed and its pro prietors presented with the alternative of flight or violence. Let me briefly state it. Dim: warm day la-t summer a crowd had assembled at the town site of Atchison in Rauzas to attend a sale of lots. •‘Dave” himself was there, and as there was much whiskey and many friends, lie got “glorious” a little earlier iu the day than usual. So with much spitting on his shirt and making himself generally more nasty 'than common, the Vice President delivered himself something after this wise: ‘ Gcntlemeu, you make a d d fuss about Douglas, but Douglas don’t deserve the credit of this Nebraska bill. I told Douglas to intro duce it, I originated it, I got Pierce committed to it, aud all tbe glory belongs to me. All the South went for it—all to a man but Dell and Houstou—and who are they? Mere nobodies, no influence—nobody cares for them ?” It happened that a young man fi om Parkville was present—a friend of Atchiuson’s by the way. When ho came home he was sounding Alchinson’s praises and repeating what he had said. Patterson, of the Luminary, got him to write down the exact words of the Vice Presi dent, and the next number contained a verbat im report of portions of bis conversation. By this time, some of Dave’s friends were sober, if he was not. There was trouble in the camp. Tbe Platte Argus, the Atchinson organ, came out with a flat denial of the language. The Parkville young man replied over bis own ini tials that he beard aud reported the words ex actly as they were published, and whoever should deny them was a liar—intimating his readiness to maintain the same against all com ers. Meantime a chivalrous nephew of John Bell residing in St. Louis, bad seen the report of Atcbinsou’s laugnage in tbe Luminary, and bad written him requiring a categorical answer to tbe question whether lie bad used the lan guage imputed to him concerning his uncle.— The tone of the letter was strongly suggestive of “the usual satisfaction.” Dave evidently thought his three hundred pounds of flesh too g od a mark for a pistol ball, and be according ly replied to the nephew that be had the mest distinguished consideration for his uncle, and never said such a word about him—if he had said anything of the kind, that the lying scoun drels had tortured into what they had publish ed, he begged that it migbt be passed by. os he was in ••liquor at the time." And thus the Vice-Presidente caped the vexation of person al responsibility for his language. Drunken ness is not usually regarded a valid plea for a lawyer to make in behalf of a olient, but it seems very good for a Vice President. But thq mifdiiet was done, notwilhstanaing. Douglas looked glum about bis stolen thunder. Bell and Houston were not disposed to any spe cial affability toward the President of the Sen ate, so be sent in bis resignation and stayed away two or three weeks alter the meeting of Congress. Judge with what bitter hatred be regarded- the Luminary, and when be could sway tbe mob power how eagerly he employed it to wreak his private vengeance. VERITAS. Coi.n IV bather.— Tiie Louisville Courier of the 11 says : “The weather on Saturday morn ing was unseasonably cold, much too cold for June, with the thermometer at 60, and strong efforts made to snow. This is precisely simi lar to the state of the weather lour years ago, when fires were indispensable in June.” Marriage in High Life Oh the 4th inst, in St. Matthews, Catholic Church, Washington City, Mr. G. De Boilleau, Secretary to the French Legation, was married to Miss Susan, youngest daughter of Col. Thomas H. Benton, of Missouri, —-r Central Railroad Lands. —By a letter in the Chicago Journal from Charles W. Dupuy, Agent for tbe sale of tbe Illinois Central Rail road lands, we learn that the sales of the Com pany for the month of May, amonnted to $580,- 000. In the first five working days of Jane, the sales amonnted to $125 000. pß* The Conneoticnt Assemby has agreed to tbe Cooetitntional amendment that no one who eannot read can vote. C*indtProeeedis(i. Tuesday, June 11. Present— I The Mayor, and Aid. Bazil. Cave. Fuller, Itvine, Knox, Larpenteur, 'Noblesand Schurmeif. Petitions. For Liquor Licenses, Wo. Constant, retail; N. Schwartzenburghj retail; N. Laßraab, retail; Johnson & Mintzer, do; W. Constans, do; Geo. Harvie, liquor and billiard table; Stephen Long, retail; Joseph Spiel, wholesale; Paul Faber, liquor and 2 billiard tables; J. R. Ir vine k Co., wholesale; James Grant, retail; Al* bfert Kuby, retail; Charles Lery, retail; Joseph Bettingen, retail;. John Lunkenheimef, retail; Peter J. Bergboltif, liqnor and billiard table. Licenses granted to each on complying with the ordinances. D. M. Smythe’s application returned for correction. For drays and cart licenses—Louis Rondo, dray; Felix Detour, dray; Cha's Kelley, dray and water cart; ffm. Hartshorn, wagon; W. H. Nobles, dray; J. W. Bass & Co., 2 days; J. R. Irvine, wagon; Tellisforßoisvert, dray. Licen ses granted. t J. W. Bass for reduction of fire limits, or the removal of certain shanties, east side of Sibley street. Referred to committee on fire depart ment. Reports The City Treasurer filed the following Re port : Statement of amounts received into City Treasury for April and May, 1855. * Rec’d of City Marshall, in orders, *51,488 70 In cash, 285 00 Rec’d of CityJußlice, Rec’d on Tax Titles, $1,94857 Paid City Justice. 48 00 Deliv’d Compt’r to be cancelled, 1,896 95 $1,944 95 Balance in Treasury. 3 62 DANIEL ROHRER, * City Treasurer. Saint Paul, June 1, 1855. Ordered printed. The Comptroller returned the following bills duly audited: T. C. Patch, 2 biils, $42, $lO. J. D. Williams, articles furnished Board of Health, sll 40. Stees&Hunt, S7B. A. C. Dunn, Clerk election 1855, $4. J. C. Burbank & Co., seal for city, $26. Wm. R. Miller, Box candles and remov ing nuisances, $lB 45. All ordered paid. The committee on claims and accounts, re turned the following bills as correct: T.C. Patch, $lO. Stces & Hunt, sls 50. J. C. Burbank & Co., Express charges, &c, by City .Marshal, $6 75. James Boland, sl4. Referred to Comptroller. Aid. Larpenteur made tbe following report: The committee to whom was referred the matter in regard to Mr. Vctal Guerin, would respectfully state that he has performed that duty, having called upon Mr. Roh rer, tho City Treasurer, and Mr. llobrer stales that at the time Mr. Vetal Guerin called upon him, he had not sufficient funds on hand to cancel his order,” nor had he at any one time, sufficient on hand; but that he had offered to Mr. Veta! Guerin what he had on band, and requested him to leave bis order and he wuold pay him over tbe money as fa>t as it would be received; which proposition Mr.Guerin refused. All of which is respectfully submitted. A. L LARPENTEUR, Committee. St. Paul. June 12. 1855. Report received and committee discharged. Aid. Nobles gave notice that at tbe next meeting of the Council, or shortly thereafter he would introduce an ordinance amendatory to Ordinance No. 26, relative to the erection of certain buildings within certain limits. Unfinished Business. “An ordinance prescribing the duties and fixing tho compensation of the City Surveyoi,” was taken up and read a second time. Aid. Cave moved to amend section 4 by sin king out $1,500, and $1,200. Carried. Also, to strike out all after “year” in said section. Carried. And the question recurring on the passage of said ordinance, as amended, the same was passed unanimously. On motion of Aid. Knox, the committee ap pointed to examine work of city survey, was discharged from further service. And on motiou of same, Aid. Nobles was ap pointed to examine the work of late City Sur veyor, with power to employ a competent Sur veyor to assist him in the performance of his duties. Messrs. /es and Hunt presented bill for coffins amounting to $92 72. Referred to com raittc on Claims and Accounts. Resolutions. By Aid. Cave. Resolved, That orders to tbe amount of SIOO bo drawn on City Treasurer in favor of the Street Commissioners of Second Ward, pay able out of the funds of said Ward. Adopted. By Aid. Knox. Resolved, That the City Clerk notify the Comptrol'cr of all orders drawn on the City Treasurer, that are made payable out of Ward funds. Adopted. By same. Resolved, That all application for licenses to sell spirituons liquors from and after this date be referred to committee on licenses.-* Adopted. Aid. Nobles moved that E. A. Bissell be li censed to run an omnibus for one year, without any charge therefor. Lost as follows: Ayes—Aid. Irvine, Larpenteur and Nobles —3. Nays—-Aid. Basil, Cave, Fuller, Knox and Scburraier—s. On motion the Council adjourned. ALEX. RAMSET, Mayor. Sherwoop Hocon, Clerk. Illinois Central Railroad,— -The New York Tribune of the sth Fays:—*- The land saleF of the Illinois Central Railroad for May far ex ceeded any anticipation. They averaged $lO,- 60 per acre, and sales reached $580,000. The sinking fund thus formed for the redemption of tbe bonds already exceeds $1,800,000. Tbe receipts of the road for May. are about sllO,- 000. Illinois Election.—Tbe Galena Advertiser of Monday says: “We bad nothing Satnrday evening to change the aspect of the vote on the Liquor Law question. Its defeat is generally conce ded. Judge Sheldon is re-elected Circuit Judge in this district by a unanimous vote ae far as we can learn. Judge Caton is re elected Su preme Judge for this grand division. In the Springfield division Judge Logan has doubtless been beaten for Supreme Judge by Hon. O. C Skinner, of Quincy.” FRIDAY morning, june 15,1855. -——-— -4r~ a*-~- 7 pjjr y ; Ta«AOV6*n*KRB. . .Tli» Daily ICUnesotitn, feattag th« LARGEST C CRUHyLATION fci «ny louraml to th* Oily, pra ms« 9 Mtywtor in#troment« to «mm wish to OMk* tfcoir basin—g to tho Sain‘%, ?anl : ***** ~ lfenry A. Wtoe.—ThcVi- |i*l« Klectioa. The political history of tbitmae £W»—J is be fore the country He was oat oi bo must vi olent Opposers of the Attainistrttion of Gen eral Jackson. Be was equally ia bis opposition tit the measure- of Mr Vat Administration. Violent is ftitiost pteec-D dndquiet a term to express-the irAen-i'j >f hatred manifested by him to tbe politic, sys tem of tlfdsG two eminent statesmen. Noth; Could exceed the vehemence of abuse with Which he assailed them, and their principles, , and their friends. The great sewer of Canal , street does not pour dally irttO the Hudson a tide of more offensive feculence than flowed at • that period in the hafaugtles Of Mr, Wise. It . was pure unmixed railing, an interminable . fluency of vitubet-alion. a mechanical facility of abuse, and nothing more—there was neither argument or enthusiasm in it; it was tbe mere ! volubility of a scold. His disposition to vi - tuberate seemed a sort of moral disease ; hO threw everything at his opponents which lay in his way. without discrimination, sticks, stones, dirt, the scrapings of tbe gutters, clawed up hastily with hands that scorned all nicety ■ of selection. We should not refer to those things at the present time if they had been repented of. If Mr. Wise had expressed any regret at his oppo sition to good measures founded on the maxima of a wise policy ; if he had shewn any sorrow, for the injustice lie had done to some of the ablest, purest and most sagacious men of his timthe case would be very different from what it now is. We do not reoollect any pub lic debater who showed less sense of justice in bis behavior to his political adversaries than Mr. Wise. He has never acknowledged the error of his course. He is now, for aught that the public is informed, just where he was then; tbe same enemy of tbe maxims of that national policy, the support of which has distinguished the Democratic from the Whig party, and ready whenever tbe occasion arises, to oppose them with the same vehemence as before. His elec tion is regarded by the friends of Mr. Pierce’s Administration as a triumph, but it is not even known whether he is prepared to support tbe Administration in any of those respects in which it deserves support. We have no compliments to pay either to Virginia or to the party which could so far for get itself as to make him a candidate. He it nnv nominally ranked with the Democratic party, it is true, but we have no reason to be lieve thnt be considers this as anything more than a temporary alliance for the sake of office, and involviugany ienunciation ot old opinions. In one of the newspapers lriendly to the Ad ministration, the result of tbe late election is claimed as a proof that the Democratic party keeps together in Virginia. It seems to us, ou the contrary, to be a pr. of that the Democratic party in that State is loosing its unity and co hesion, receiving political heretics into its communion, and thus tincturing itself with their opinions. If Mr. Wise is to give cbarac ter to tbe political association be leads, and bj which he is chosen, wc fear that we shall ere long seek vainly for the old Democratic party iu Virginia.— JY. Y. Evening Pont. Thus speaks tbe Post, the tried and faithful old organ of the Democracy in the city of New York, during the days of Jackson, Van Buren and Polk. Alas, how close upon the heels of political greatness and almost immaculate might, degeneracy and time serving expedi ency travel! Daniel Webster, in bis last great speech in the Senate, remarked that it was a mirracle the bones of old General Jackson did not move W ithin their narrow resting place, when thu disnniouists of the South met in 1850 at Nashville to plot treason over his very grave. How much greater must then be tbe motive of that iron-nerved spirit to re turn to ils inanimate clay, and force the dead t ones iuto very life, at this time, whon its cherished from one end of tbe Union to the other—that party which had breathed into its nostrils an existence and living name by ibis same great soul—rejoices in high glory at its triumph in elevating to tbe chief Executive chair of Virginia—aye, Virginia—the man who ol all other personal and political enemies most bitterly and rec lessly pursued tbe stalwart old Hero President —howling and yelping upon bis track from day to day, and from hour to hour, with all the fury auy desperation of a bloodhound at the heels of one of Mr. Wise’s own fugitive slaves. If there be a knowledge entertained by spirits departed of what is transpiring on earth, the spirit of Andrew Jackson must be ill at case when, *• Democratic” guns from the mountain fastnesses of tbe Old Dominica—from Tamany Hall—from tbe consecrated grounds of the old Albany Regency’s precincts of power—from the capiiul of the nation, and from the capital of his own Tennessee, belch forth their fire in thunder tones, proclaiming that the great Na tional Democratic party of these United States has achieved a signal—a most decided tri umph in the election of Henry A. Wise as Gov ernor of old, unfaltering, never-tiring Vir ginia! $1,773 70 98 00 76 87 And, as the Post infers, it would., in a measure, modify the indignity thus offered to the memory of Jaeksou, had Wise ever repented of his political sins and transgressions, com mitted in days passed. But no; he leaps into full communion with the old Jackson, church with all his "imperfections thick upon bis head;” showing no “works meet for repentance,” with the mere exception of changing bis political title from “ Whig” to “ Democrat;” and with no evidenco required that he is ready to prove his newly fledged faith by his future works. Oh, Democracy, how hast thou fallen j But admitting that Wise is really an old fashioned, Democrat, what a vast amount of Quixotic thunder our Administra tion folks are expending upon tbe rcEult in Virginia! Virginia has gone “Democratic” — with a venomous old Whig spider in tbe oepter *■ of the Democratic dumpling, it is true—but still she has gone Democratic. That is enough t The valiant Pro-Slavery Administration has succeeded in beating a year-old opposition.— With all the power and money of tbe National Government arrayed against that young party; with the Whig party broken up by the treach ery of Southern Whigs; with the interest and sympathy of the people of Virginia on the Sla very side; and with the prestige of univer sal success in the State, and the tyranny of the viv« voce mode of voting to back them, they have succeeded—barely succeeded “by the Bkin of their teeth.” It is true, this is the first State they have carried for the past year; but they have succeeded in Virginia; and 10, a great • Democratic victory” is achieved! Without endorsing the sentiments of “Sam,” we mast be permitted to say he almost scared the “Dem* ocracy” out of their dkins in this Virginia cam paign; and now, because, forsooth, be did not absolutely annihilate them, they are making a most tremendous noise all over the country at. having saved—barely saved—something which they never lost The Democrats feared the eld, lazy, aristocratic Commonwealth was going to