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Lead'd advertisements, placed immediately before no nces of marrtayes and deaths, will be charged double the above rates whtD not changed; and 60 cents per 1000 etna for eaeh change. All advertisements, unless the time is sped fled, will be Inserted till forbid, aud charged accordingly. %• Job Printing or every description, done In the best style and at the lowest rates. MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1855. Tbe Republican Conventions. The proceedings of the Republican Con ventions of Ramsey county and the Second Council District, both of Which convened on Saturday, appear in our columns this morn ing. The delegations from the different sections of the county were full, and the proceedings entirely harmonious. A glance at the names of those who composed the Conventions is suf cient to show that the interests of the people were well taken care of in the selection of candidates. That the delegates did their work well and truly, cau very easily lie seen by glancing at the names of the different nominees. We have the best ticket, through and through, ever presented to the people of Ramsey county by any party, and one which must certainly be elected if the people are ♦rue to their own interests. tf our set of county' candidates are not men who will guard the interests of the tax payer, and stop the leaks in the county Treas ury'. we should like to know where any one would go to find such men. We will have Something more at length to say upon this head in a day' or two’. The resolutions adopted in tlite County l ‘(invention are precisely of the right stamp. Those who Wish to know what the real prin ciples of the Republican party' are, as we un derstand them, will find them in this plat f< Tin. Good Nomination:— Dr. P. P. Humphrey, ->f Blue Earth County, has boeti nominated the Council by the Republicans of the Di-trirt comprising the Counties of the Upper Minnesota .Valley*. This is a most ex cellent nomination, and one that should be ratified at the polls. Land Sales Postponed. —The Pioneer of Saturday lias news that the Land Sales will certainly be postponed. Dr. Way land.— Those who were school boys when we were, and many who have since hammered hardly at their brains in the class room in order to comprehend the ab struse syllogisms laid down in “ Political Economy and “ Moral Philosopy M by the learned ex-President of Brown University, will be happy to greet their hard old task master in the political arena. The New York Evangelist contains the following sug gestion, which we, away out here in Minne sota, take great pleasure in endorsing: u The papers have recently announced the retirement of Dr. Waylaud from the Presi dency of Drown University. This has called forth a general expression of admiration and gratitude for his eminent services to the cause of education, during the thirty years fhat he has held that oflice, coupled with an expression of regret that his great talents are no longer employed in a public capacity. However welcome this repose may be to him, it is a public loss to have such Jt man withdrawn from active life in the maturity of ais powers, and while his mind is rich with learning and experience. "VY'e have seen if suggested in one of our exchanges, that he should be chosen to the U. S. Senate ; and novel as the proposal seems, it has many reasons in its favor. The mind of Dr. AVay lp.nd is not unpractioed in political studies, lie has written an admirable book upon i>o litical economy, and the questions of the" day have engrossed a large share of his thoughts for many years. His intellect is eminently Hear and practical, and we believe would im mediately command great resect and influ ence in the National legislature. Certainly, Rhode Island possesses no private citizen whose fame is equal to his: and of all her sons, not one could be found more worthy to represent the State of Roger Williams.” AußivALs.--Arrivals of boats and absent citizens have been plenty the past few days. To L. C. Dunn, Esq., who came up by the Golden Era on Sunday morning, we were indebted for Eastern p*<q>ers two days in ad vance of the mail. New goods are coming in rapidly, and the fall business may be said fo have commenced. ir*r The crop of sugar-cane now grow ing in Cuba will probably be the largest ever gathered upon the island. A Competitor to Gen. Whitfield.— G. W. Perkins, Esq., has come out against Gen- Whitfield as a candidate for Delegate to Con gress in Kansas, and is supported by the Leavenworth Register, a paper; claiming to belong to the National Democratic School. Munificent Legacy.— The late Thomas P. Cushing, of Roston, left the munficent sum of $150,000 to the town of Ashburham, Worcester county, Massachusetts, to endow two seminaries of learning, one for each From the New York Trlbuue. Aflssottri-Knneas Law. The modest company of Missourians who have just finished up the business of making laws for Kansas, by appointing for six years, Sheriffs, Probate Judge, and three County Commissioners for each of the eighteen Coun ties into which they have seen fit to divide the Territory', and three District Attorneys for their three Judicial Districts—every man a Pro-Slavery r man Tup to the hub—did one very consistent act in adopting the laws gen erally of Missouri as laws for Kansas. The Legislature being Missourians, elected by armed gangs of Missourians, who seized up on tbe polls and voted as much as they pleas ed, and the Territory being thus temporarily a subjugated colony of Missouri should be formally extended over Kansas as ours were over California after its conquest from Mexi co. This code, adopted from Missouri, of course includes the Slave LaWs generally. But, in addition to these, the Missourians legislating for Kansas saw fit to bind their conquests by sundry special laws, including the following, under which (Sec. 3) any em igrant to Kansas who ventures to take with him Jefferson’s Works or any' book of like purport niay thereon be convicted of felony and put to death! —We have already published the sub stance of this atrocious enactment; but we desire every' reader to preserve a copy in due form for reference, so we print it with all its formalities from an official eppy “published by authority: M. L. S., John T. Brady, Pub lic Printer.” Here is the beautiful document; let John Van Buren and other recreant Free soilers of 1848 see their faces in it! AN ACT TO PUNISH OFFENCES AGAINST SLAVE property: Section I'. Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Kansas: That every, person, bond or free, who shall be convicted of actually raising a rebellion or insurrection of slaves, free ne groes or . mulattoes in this Territory', shall suffer death. Sec. 2. Every free person who shall aid or assist in any rebellion or insurrection of slaves, free negroes or mulattoesj or shall furnish arms, or do any overt act in further ance of such rebellion or insurrection, shall suffer death. Sec: 3. If any free person sliaii by speak ing, writing or printing, advise, persuade or induce any r slaves to rebel, conspire against or murder any citizen of this Territory’, or shall bring into, print, write, publish or cir culate, or cause to be brought into, printed, written, published or circulated, or shall knowingly aid or Assist in the bringing into, printing, writing, publishing or circulating in this Territory any book, paper, magazine, pamphlet or circular for the purpose of exci ting insurrection, rebellion, revolt of conspir acy on the part of slaves, free negroes or mu lattoes against the citizens of the Territory or any part of them, such person shall be guilty of felony and suffer death. Sec. 4. If any person shall ontiee, decoy, or carry away out of this Territory, any slave belonging to another, with intent to deprive the owner thereof of the services of such slave, or with intent to effect or procure the freedom of such slave, he shall be adjudged guilty' of Grand Larceny', and on conviction thereof shall sutler death, or be imprisoned at hard label" for not less than ten years. Sec. 5. If any pefson aid or assist in en ticing, decoying, or persuading, or carrying away or sending out of this Territory, any slave belonging to another, with intent to procure or effect the freedom of such slave, or with intent to deprive the owner thereof of the service of such slave, he shall be ad j ndged guilty' of Grand Larceny, and on con viction thereof, shall suffer death, or be im prisoned at hard labor for not less than ten years. Sec. 7. If any' person shall entice, decoy, or carry away out of any State or other Ter ritory of tbe United States any r slave be longing to another, with intent to procure or effect the freedom of such slave, or to de prive the owner thereof of the services of such slave, and shall bring such slave into this Territory, lie shall be adjudged guilty of Grand Larceny, in the same manner as if such slave had been enticed, decoy'ed or car ried away out of tills’ Territory' and in such case the larceny may be charged to have been committed in any County of this Ter ritory, into or through which such slave shall have been brought by such person and on conviction thereof the person offending shall suffer death, or be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than ten rears. Sec. 7. If any person shall entice, per suade, or induce any slave to escape from the service of his master or owner in this Terri tory, or shall aid or assist any slave in es caping from the service of his master or owner, or shall assist, harbor, or conceal any slave who may have escaped from the service of his master or owner, shall be deemed guil ty of felony, and punished by imprisonment at hard labor for a term of not loss than five years. Sr.c. 8. If any person in this Territory shall aid or assist, harbor or conceal any slave who has escaped from the service of his master or owner in another State or Terri tory, such person shall be punished in like manner as if .such slave had escaped from the service of his' master or owner in this Territory. Sec. 9. If any person shaft resist any officer while attempting to arrest any slave that may have escaped from the service of his master or owner, or shall rescue such slave when in custody of any officer or other person, or shall entice, persuade, aid or assist such slave to escape from the custody, of any officer or other person who may have such slave in custody, whether such slave have es caped from the service of his master or own er in this Territory or in any other State or Territory, the person so offending shall be guilty of felony and punished by" imprison ment at hard labor for a term of not less than two years. Sgc. 10. If any Marshal, Sheriff or Con stable, or the deputy of ally such officer shall, when required by any person, refuse to aid or assist in the arrest and capture of any slave that may have escaped from the service of his master or owner, whether such slave shall hav£ escaped from his master or owner in this Territory, or any State or other Ter ritory, such officer shall be fined in a sum of not less than one hundred, nor more than five hundred dollars. SAlft'f PAUL, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY JEPTEMM $, 18& Sec. 11. If any person shall print, write, in troduce into publish or circulate, or cause to be brought into, printed, written, published, or circulated, or shall knowingly' aid or assist in bringing into, printing, publishing or cir culating within this Territory, any book, paper, pamphlet, magazine, handbill, or cir cular, containing any statements, arguments,, opinions, sentiment, doctrine, advice or inu eudo, calculated to produce a disorderly, dangerous, or rebellious disaffection among the slaves in this Territory, or to itiduce such slaves to escape from the service of their masters, or to resist their authority, he shall be guilty of felony, aud be punished by im prisonment at hard labor for a term not less than five years. Sec. 12. If any free person, by spreading or writing, assert or maintain that persons have notithe right to hold slaves in this Ter ritory, or shall introduce into this Territory, print, publish, write, circulate, or cause to be introduced into this Territory, written, print ed, published, or circulated in this Territory, any book, paper, magazine, pamphlet, or cir cular, containing any denial of the right of persons, to hold slaves in this Territory, such person shaft be deemed guilty of felony, and be punished by imprisonment at hard labor, for a term of not less than two years. Sec. 13. No person who is conscientious ly opposed to holding slaves, or wlio does not admit the right to hold slaves in this Territory, shall sit as a juror on the trial of any prosecution for any violation of any of the sections of this act. This aot to take effect 'dnd be in force from and after the 15th day of September, 1855. J. H. STRINGFELLOW, Speaker of the House. Attest: J. M. Lyle, Clerk. THOMAS JOHNSON* , iPresident of Council. Attest: J. A. llalderman, Clerk. Second Council Diet. Republican Convention Pursuant to notice of the Republican Cen tral Committee of the 2d Council District, the delegates of the respective Wards and Precincts comprising said District assembled at Market Hall, in St. Paui, on Saturday, the 22d of September. On motion of Ex-Governor Ramsey, J. F. MURRAY, Esq., of Little Canada, was ap pointed temporary Chairman, and Geo. W. Moore and M. Di Clark, temporary Secre taries. On motion, a Committee on Credentials was appointed, consisting of Messrs. Furber, Grdff, and Barnum. The Convention then took a recess of :liirty minutes. The Convention hating again assembled, The Committee on Credentials reported the following riamed persons as entitled to seats as Delegates in this Convention, which on motion, was accepted and adopted: St. Paul, (Ist Ward) —R. C; Knox, P. P, Furber, and F. Knauft. St. Paul, (2d Ward) —Geo. W. Moore, C, D. Gilfillean, and J. W. S f . Paid, (3d Ward) —Alex. Ramsey, M Groff, and J. B. Sanborn. Loicer St. Paul Precinct —N. M’Lean, M. D. Clark, and IT. J. Brainerd. Upper St. Paul Precinct— Thomas Barton, Miles Pratt, and George Drew. Little Canada —James F. Murray, Y. B. Barnum, and George Simmons. Rice Lake —B. T. Baldwin, R. McLagan, and M. Buclion. On motion, the Conveutiqn was then de clared permanently organized. On motion, it was ordered that the Con vention now proceed to the nomination of a suitable person to be supported by the Re publicans of this District as a candidate for Council. On motion of R. McLagan, Morton S. Wilkinson, of St. Paul, was nominated by acclamation. On motion of G. W. Moore, the following persons were appointed as the Republican Central Committee for the ensuing two years: J. F. Murray, of Little Canada, and J. W. Bass, J. B. Sanborn', C. D. Gilfillean, and M. D. Clark, of St. Paul. On motion, the Convention then adjourned sine die. J. F. MURRAY, President. Geo. W. Moore, ) Secretaries M. D. Clark, $ Secretaries. tipper St. Fanl Representative Diet Convention. The Delegates to the County and District Republican Conventions from the different Wards and Precincts, comprising the Upper Representative District of the Second Coun cil District, met at Market Hall on Saturday, the 22d inst. On motion, Y. B. BARNUM, of Little Canada, was appointed Chairman, and J. W. Stevenson, of St. Paul, appointed Secretary. The object of the Convention was stated to be the nomination of three persons to be supported by the Republicans of this Dis trict as candidates for Representatives. On motion, HUGH I. VANCE, of Little Canada, was unanimously nominated as one of said candidates. On motion, HENRY A. SWIFT, of St. Paul was also unanimously nominated. The Convention then adjourned to meet on Tuesday evening, the 25th inst. V. B. BARNUM, Chairman. J. W. Stevenson, Secretary. Lower St. Paul Representave Dist Convention.ft - • ‘ 1. Pursuant to the call of the Central Com mittee, the Delegates to this Convention convened at Market Hall on Saturday, imme diately after the County Convention adjourn ed. N. M’LEAN was chosen Chairman and R. C. Knox, Secretary. Upon balloting for two candidates for Re presentatives, it was found that P. P. FUR BER and FERDINAND KNAtJFT had the highest number of votes. They were therefore declared duly nomin ated, and the Convention adjourned, sine die. N. M’LEAN, Chairman. R. C. Knox, Secretary. - -r '~-~~ Office—Third Street, Below CedaK Repabllcaa Conaiy CmtmUw. Pursuant to a call of the Republican Cen tral Committee of the 2d Council District, and assented to by the Republicans of St. Anthony, a Convention of Delegates from the several Wards and Precincts of Ramsey County was convened at Market Hall, in St. Paul, on Saturday, the 22d of September, at 2 o’clock. On motion of G. E. 11. Day, of St. An thony, Ex-Gov. RAMSEY was called to the Chair, and ( C., B. Chapman and Geo. W. Moore, appointed. Secretaries. It was moved and carried that tbe re presentation in this Convention should be three persons from each ward or election precinct in the county, in accordance with the recommendation of the Republican Cen tral Committee. On motion, a committee, consisting of Messrs. Day, McLagan, and Knauft, were appointed to examine and report upon cre dentials. The committee, after a brief interval, re ported the names of the following persons as constituting the County Convention, which was accepted and adopted: St. Anthony, (three precincts)—G. E. II» Day, D. A. Secombe, V. Fell, Alonzo Lem ming, Samuel Ross, C. B. Chapman, W. H. Townsend, R. Ball, arid Chas. King. St. Paid, (Ist Ward)—R. C. Knox, P. P. Furber, and F. Knauft. St. Paul, (2d Ward) —Geo. W. Moore, C. D. Gilfillean, and J. W. Stevenson. St. Paid, (3d Ward) —Alex. Ramsey, M. Grpff, and J. B. Sanborn. Lmcer St. Paid Precinct —N. M’Lean, M. D. Clark, and H. J. Brainerd. Upper St. Paid Precinct —Thorrias Barton, fe. J. Way, and Dr. Boyd. Little Canada —James F. Murray, Y. B! Barnum, and George Simmons. Rice Lake —B. T. Baldwin, R. McLagan, and M. Bucliom It was moved and carried that the Conven tion now proceed to the nomination of suit able persons to be supported by the Republi cans as candidates for the several County offices. A ballot ffras had for candidate for Sheriff, which resulted as follows : A. W. Tullis, W, 11. Townsend, - 9 A. W. Tullis, of St. Paul, having received a majority of all the votes cast was declared to be duly nominated as the Republican can didate for Sheriff. The Convention now proceeded to the uorii ination of a candidate for Register of Deeds, whicli resulted as follows: Joseph E. Fullerton, 17 E; M. Patridge, 6 R. F. Slaughter, - - - 2 Sherwood Ilough, 2 Blank, - - 1 Joseph E. Fullerton, of St. Paul, having received a majority of all the votes cast was declared duly nominated. A ballot for County Treasurer was now or dered with the following result: Robert C. Knox, - - 18 John C. McCane, 10 Robert C. Knox having received a majori ty of all the votes, was declared to be duly nominated as the candidate for the office of Treasurer. . . On motion, Nathaniel M’Leari, of St. Paul, was nominated for Commissioner by acclam ation. L. M. Ford, of St. Anthony, was nomina ted for Judge of Probate, by acclamation. A ballot was now had for candidate for the office of Prosecuting Attorney Vrith the fol lowing result: D. A. Seccombe, 22 J. B. Sanborn, - - - 4 L. A. Babcock, - 1 Whereupon, David A. ; Seccombe, of St. An thony was declared duly nominated. C. B. Chapman, of St. Anthony, was nom inated for County Surveyor, by acclamation. John C. McCain, of St. Anthony, was nominated for Coroner by acclamation. James C. Murray, of Little Canada, J. M. Brewer, of St. Anthony, and H. J. Brainerd, of Lower St. Paul Precinct, were nominated for Assessors. On motion of C. D. Gilfillean, a commit tee, consisting of C. D. Gilfillean, of St. Paul, R. Ball, of St. Anthony, and B. T. Baldwin of Rice Lake, were appointed to report reso lutions expressive of the sense of this Con vention. The committee on resolutions, through their chairman, reported the following: The Republicans of Ramsey county, fully represented to-day in this Convention, do re solve: Ist. That the territories of the United States were consecrated to Freedom and Free Labor by the Republican framers of our Con stitution. 2d. That while we are ever ready to pro tect the Sovereign States in all their domes tic rights and to uphold the Union of those States to the last extremity, we will by all legitimate means in our power, oppose the extension of African Slavery into any Terri tory which now forms a part of the soil of the United States. . 3c|. Inasmuch as the cause of the Re publican party is the .cause of Freedom and Free Labor, therefore, that cause is sub mitted to the open and free investigation of all men, and is opposed to all proscriptive or secret political societies as inconsistent with the -Republican faith. Resolved further , That -the principles ex pressed in the foregoing resolution, consti tute the true basis of the Republican party, and that the success of those principles and the ultimate triumph of Freedom in this Gov ernment, require that that party should not be weakened or embarassed in its action by the adoption of other or side issues, merely local and temporary in their character. On motion, the report of the committee Monday afternoon about 3 o’clock, fed- Ward Lundy and John. Willis, the two ball and safe gentlemen, Who were committed about three months ago, fur robbery in snatching money from a farmer from Michi gan, tlieir escape from jail by picking the lock of the hall door. They had been, for a few days, very much indisposed, and were desirous of getting where they could have more air, and the jailor gave thqm the run of the hall, which they concluded to evacuate on the first opportunity. They were discovered to be gone in about five min utes after they left, and the alarm was im mediately given. Constable McNulty put in pursuit of them, and found they had taken to the brush on the hill back of the jail. They were hunted until dark, discovered, aud overheard to say they would cross near Bur ton’s Bridge. Mr. McNulty left them for the purpose of procuring assistance, and had the promise of anolher constable to meet him and proceed to the bridge and there aWait their crossing. At the time appointed, no one appearing to accompany McNulty, he went alone, a? id 3<?pn after gel ting to the bridge, the ball arid safe gentlemen inade their appearance. McNulty immediately took them, and they went along very peace ably for about half a mile, when Lundy con cluded he had gone about far enough, and sprang frorii the constable and ran. McNul ty drew a large pipe the only fire arms he had with him, and ordered him to come back, but he would not, and as he was alone, in the dark, McNulty concluded one was about as much as lie could well manage, and brought him in and secured him in jail.— Lundy is still at large. Much credit is due to officer McNulty for the faithful discharge of his duty on all occa sions, arid especially on this. —Gedena Adv. The steamer Baltic arrived at her pier about twelve o’clock last night. She brings Liverpool d(ites to .Sept. Bth. Aritoiig her passengers is Senor Escwante, the new Spanish Minister. The war news is not cf striking import ance. . - • > • - - - 21 was accepted, and the question recurring on their adoptipn, The resolutions were adopted unanimously. On motion of G. W. Moore, Messrs. R. Chute, of St. Anthony, 11. A. Swift, of St. Paul, and Y. B. Barrium,, of Little panada, were appointed as the Republican County Committee for the ensuing"year. The Convention then adjourned, sine die. ALEX. RAMSEY, President. C. B. Chapman, ) r, • .. . G. W. Moore, £ Secretaries. Broke Jail. Arrival of the Baltic New York, Sept. 20. [Owing to the unfavorabfe state of the weather, the telegraph refused to make any further disclosures last evening on the above subject] —Galena Adv. 21sf. The Issue Fairly Mad*:. —Gen. White field has received the nomination of Dele gate for Congress from Kansas —in the ac ceptance of which he employs the following terms: I accept the nomination, gentlemen.' I am, sirs, ready to make the battle for you I am ready to enter this contest; to enter it sir and defend those principles, sir, that I advocated in this territory, sir, more than two years ago. Without any egotism, per mit me to inform you, that I made the first pro-slavery speech in the territory of Kan sas; and perhaps sirs, there is no man in the territory of Kansas that feels more interest in establishing slavery in this, territory per manently than I do; arid believe me, sirs, that nothing shall be left undone on my part to secure a triumph for that ( party whose ob ject is to plant sGufherri institutions in Kan sas. When announced as a candidate on a previous occasion, I asked for a platform to be made for me, and I wpuld have done so now, if I had any opportunity. Circumstan ces and times have changed some since my last election. • If you place nj on me the responsibility of the formation of a platform gentlemen, you may rest assured that the enemy will be met on the square —with only two issues—“sla very” and “no slavery;” and that I will al low no other thing whatever to distract the settlement of this question. I cannot, how ever, denounce every man from the North as an abolitionist.; . , , We can recognize but two parties in the territory—the pro-slavery and the anti-sla very' parties. If the citizens of Kansas want to live in this community in peace and feel at home, they must become pro-slavery men; but if they' want to live with gangs of thieves and robbers they' must go with the abolition party'. There can be no third party —no more tlian two issues—slavery and ho sla very—in Kansas territory*. This is outspoken. It makes the issue fairly, boldly, openly*. Gen. Whitefteld is just the kind of enemy whom the friends of freedom desire to meet. lie stands upon his own merits. Maine Ejection*. —The returns are near ly all in from this State, and the Anti-Ne braska majority for Morrill and Reed figure up larger than at first stated. Though Wells, . the democratic candidate, everywhere said he Was opposed to the Nebraska bill and would have voted against it, y*et he is in a minority of 13,756 votes! Ten to fifteen thou sand Anti-Nebraska majority in Vermont, and fourteen thousand in Maine! That Will do this fall for New England. The anti-lipuor law party are largely in the majority in the Legislature,'and as that ope of the prin cipal issues, Wells may be Cycled Governor by the Legislature.— Galeno.i Akv. Third Ticket.— The leading Olmsted men of St. Paul informed us yesterday, that they intended certainly to run' a third ticket for county and legislative officers in Ramsey county. If so, the Rice people may as well commence figuring at once upon a prehensive scale than the one already adopt ed. ■> ‘ Jest LikE Him.— The Winona Express states that Mr. Rice, personaDy, a few days since, offered a Mr. Dutcber of that County, twenty dollars , and plenty of spending money if he would electioneer and vote for him.— Mr. D. declined. w jt; TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1855. Financial Affairs of Ramsey County. . D .is generally admjtted by all parties, that the financial condition of Ramsey Coun ty is most horribly unhealthy. The pesti lent fever qt Norfolk and Portsmouth has not swayed its death dealing power with more rigid violence, thaii have the Commis sioners of Ramsey County put forth their edicts to crush ,ou[ all vestiges, ,of health at our great Receptacle of the people’s revenue —the County Treasury. Before Captain Bennett came into the Board, things for a year had all gone the wrong way. He has done what he could to effect a reform; but with negligence to contend with on one hand, and open dishonesty on the other, he has had allott ed him a very poor show to accomplish anything substantially beneficial- Finally, matters arrived at such an un bearable pass, that the Grand Jury which was in session week before last, felt it its du t r ty to present the whole. management of the County affairs in an able and concise report to the District Court. We shall give the Grand Jury an opportunity of being heard through our columns to-morrow. Only Two Weeks! It is only two weeks from this day till the day of election. Keep in mind, fellow Re publicans, that if you expect to triumph, a thorrouyh organization is absolutely necessary. See that all your nominations are made in time, and that your nominees are the very best men you can find in your several local ities. Then, When this is accomplished, all hands should go to Work with coats off and sleeves rolled up. Recollect, all the while, that the election of HENR Y M. RICE is an endorsement of the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and conse quently an endorsement of the outrages which have resulted front that wicked act iri the Ter ritory of Kansas. j^STßecollect that STEPHEN A. DOUG LAS will rejoice when he hears of Rice’s election, and that the administration organs all over the country will claim it as a victory for STRING FELLO and ATCHISON. Recollect, that two weeks from this day, Minnesota must decide whether she is in favor of Freedom or Slavery. Ferries. —Two steam ferry .-boats now ply between Rock Island and Davenport every fifteen minutes. Land Sales Postponed. —Joseph R. Brown of the Democrat, has just returned from Washington, Snd reports that all the lands, with the exception of about 700,000 acres in the Brownsville and Winoria Districts, will certainly be withdrawn from sale, and that these maj'aloO be withdrawn for the present. Accounts from other sources confirm this in telligence. This is about the best news we have heard during the past year. DiAHoxns.—The New York Daily Tri bune says Rachel’s diamonds nro valued at #245,800. A private letter giving an account of the recent bombardment of Sweaborg says that the men employed on the gnfi boats had, as is usual, their cars padded with* cotton, and few cases of deafness arc reported, but all employed experienced severe pains in the chest and in two days some of the men had not recovered their voices. The mortar boats threw one thousand tons of shells! jjTST’Com. Charles Stewart has been re stored to the command of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, by the President. Baltimore, Sept. 19. We have this A. M. tidings of increased mortality at Norfolk and Portsmouth. Deaths Monday, Norfolk 45. Tuesday up to noon 20. At Portsmouth from Monday evening to Tuesday noon 17, also a large nuinl>er of new cases. the Rue Miehodierc, Paris, which may* be translated Half Kettle street, is a modest cafe, more than simple in its furni ture, very moderate in its prices, yet famed for its good cookery. In the window is a Pumpkin' pie.” , This speciality* has been es tablished in compliment to the Americans who have long patronized the cafe, and where some very agreeable gentlemen fre quently meet. Storm on the Lake.— The storm which commenced on the 18th, was severe at the eastward. All the passengers of the Sebas topol, wrecked near Milwaukee, were saved with the exception of four or five. They were in a life-boat, which was swamped in the endeavor to get a line from the steamer to the shore. The steamer was laden with merchandise, mostly for Chicago. She had on board about sixty passengers, about for ty* of whom were women and children. At Chicago the brig Tuscarora, from Cleveland, loaded with coal, dragged her anchor, and ‘was fast drifting oh the railroad break-water. Two life-boats, gallantly manned, Went to her and rescued her crew, eleven in number, from the imminent peril. > Silver a Drug. —Tlie’New York Evening Pest saysthat silver is in great superabuhd ance, new issues as 1 well as old, It can be furnished is large amounts at par, but Hie New York banks will not receive it on de posit, and it caiinot be sold to a large extent better than one to one and a half per cent, discount. editors and publishers. The relatives of Henry K. Ramsey, Esq., late of Manomin, learned yesterday the sad news that he had fallen a victim to that dread ful scourge, the yellow fever, at New Orleans on the 9tb hist. Mr. Ramsey was a brother of Ex-Governor and J. C. Ramsey of our city, aged at the time of his death about 35 years. He emigrated to Minnesota about fif teen months since, and interested himself in the milling business at Manomin in our coun ty. lie served as a subaltern officer in the Mexican War wilh high honors, and was a young gentleman possessed of great iqoral attainments and social virtues. He was on a visit of pleasure to his old friends at the South when the Dread Destroyer summoned him to his final home. The many friends and acquaintances whom he had called around him during his brief residence in our midst, deeply sympathise with his relatives in their sad bereavement. Joseph Armstrong, one of the oldest and respected pilots bn our river, was taken suddenly ill at the wheel of the Luella while on her way up on Friday last, and died at Prescott on Sunday morning. His symptoms were a violent vomiting of blood and also a discharge of the same from his bowels. It is presumed lie ruptured a blood-vessel. Mr. Armstrong was a laithful steamboat officer, and a man universally esteemed by all his ac-: quaintances. His remains will be conveyed to St. Louis, where his family resides. The Whole Story In A Few Words. It is a part of the tactics of those who re pealed, and who justify the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, to mislead the pmVUb mind as to the matter, at issue between them and the People, and it is necessary to often recur to first principles and the history of the past, to keep the issue clear aud definite be fore the public. The following three para graphs from the Albany Evening Journal, is as good for this purpose as a five column speech could be: “In 1820, when Missouri asked admission as a State into the Union, it was found that her boiistitution extended Slavery over vir gin Territory, whereupon Freedom inter posed objection. After long and solemn de liberation the question was settled by an equitable and amicable division, the Southern portion of the Territory being yielded to Slavery on the express condition that the Northern portion remain forever Free. In that division Slavery obtained, if not the Li en’s share, that most available and most de sired. In other words the South had its pay down, while the North gave a long-credit.—• Slavery had productive land. The North was content with a wilderness. Missouri came with her Slavery directly info the Union.— Arkansas soon followed. That “peculiar in stitution” hits had the benefit, in Congress, of the votes and power of two Skive States, upon all questions affecting the South favor ably, or the North unfavorably, for thirty years. During that long period Kansas and Nebraska were practically barren and worth ier. , “But uoyr, whpp the tide of emigration sets in the direction of these Territories, opening up a prospect for Freedom, the Com promise which we, have been instructed to regard by the South as sacred, has been de liberately violated! And brute force backed by a doughface administration, is exerted to forge fetters for Kansas. “The people, indignant, first at the perfidy of an enslaved Congress, and then at the out rages committed in Kansas, have determined to resist the aggressions and extension of Slavery. An act of dishonesty which would forever disgrace individuals, perpetrated by a Government, has awakened universal exe cration.” Republicanism up the Minnesota. —Mr. Newson, of the Times, has just returned from the Minnesota Valley, and reports the cause of Republicanism in that quarter as in a high ly flourishing condition. Fine meetings were had at LeSueur, Traverse and Mankato last week—particularly at the latter point. The people are down on Mr. Rice for his Winne bago treaty and other flagrant transgression? and it is impossible now for him to get one third of the vote of the Valley. This has been considered one of his strong-holds; and if he fails there, his chances of election are certainly gone beyond hope. ex* An organization of “moderate tem perance men” lias been formed in New York who propose to urge upon the. Legislature the enactment of a “wholesome excise law, providing for licenses to be issued to respon sible. persons, and guarding against the adul teration of liquor's, with deleterious substan ces.” Parkville Democrat tells a story of a new stone four-story hotel being finish ed at Lawrence, calckted for defence against the “border ruffians,” as well as for comfort. The walls rising ~omc distance above the roof, are pierced with a regular tier of port holes. This story needs confirmation. JKST A son' of Mr. Henry Schoonover, in Muscatine county, lowa, was thrown from a horse a few days Bince, and his foot being caught in the stkrup, he was dragged eighty rods upon the ground before he was released and so injured that he died shortly after. K3T Our county ticket fakes well with the people; ditto our Legislative ticket. We shall have something more to say of both of them when the latter is fully filled up. DUMBER 2. Painful Intelligence.