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THE WEEKLY MINNESOTIAN.
OWENS, MOORE & PRATT, VOLUME 5. satl]i Uliniifsotian. •Published every Morning, (Sundays excepted) and delivered to subscribers in St. Paul at FIFTEEN CENTS PER WEEK, Payable to the carrier weekly. Weekly Minnesotian, $2 per annum. TERMS OF ADVERTISING. IOWEST RATES OP CASH AD VERT IS IHQ IK DAILY. [Twelve linee or lest constitute * a square.] square, 1 Insertion, $ .751 1 square, 1 year, $16.00 “ eacli ivMitlonal, .75 H column, 3 mos., 16.00 4< One week, 1.60 “ 6 « 22 00 “ Two weeks, 2.26 “ i year, 30.00 “ ° ne mon,h > *.60 H column, 3 mos., 20.00 “ Two months, 4.00 « 6 “ 28 00 “ Three months, 6.00 « I rear, 46.00 " Slx months, 8.00 1 column, 1 year, 76.00 Advertisements Inserted In both Dally and Weekly,one taif price additional. Business Cards, not exceeding five lines, inserted at $5 per annum. Transient advertisements to be paid for In advance. Leaded advertisements,placed Immediately before no nces of marriages and deaths, will be charged double the above rates when not changed; and 50 cents per 1000 eras for eaeh change. All advertisements, unless the time is specified, will be Inserted till forbid, and charged accordingly. *•* Job Printing of every description, done In the best style and at the lowest rates. MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER I', 1855. Political Rascality. Me had thought all through the late ex citing political canvass, and thought even up to Thursday of this week—two days after the contest was over—that whoever might be elected to Congress of the three candi dates, we could be enabled to pursue our old course of endorsing the successful man, before the Territory and the Nation, as a fair exponent of the honest will of our people. It appears we M ere mistaken—at least if Mr. Rice is elected, of which there is now little doubt. Facts have come to our knowledge within the last forty-eight hours ndiich strongly go to prove, that all the sins here tofore charged upon Mr. R. by his enemies, are exceedingly light in comparison to those he has been instrumental in committing to secure his re-election to Congress. We have already alluded to his “ tricks ” of double-dealing and defamation of private character in Southern Minnesota. This is far from being the M r orst. Coming home after his high Billingsgate antics at Chatfield and elseu'here, he proceeded in a few days thereafter to visit the Minnesota Valley. He commenced his campaign in that quarter at Shakopce, Chasca, &c., by stating posi'ively that he knew Olmsted had declined to run, and was supporting Marshall! Fortunately, a few' hours alterwards Olmsted was on his track, prepared of course to contradict the falsehood. Again: this same lie was circulated in all of Southern Minnesota, and on the St. Croix, by Rice’s tools—including, we arc sorry to hear, men holding high commissions under the Government of the United States. The Minnesota and North-Western Rail road Company, we had been induced to be lieve previous to now, was not disposed to enter into the support of a poV'lc d parlizan candidate for any oflice in Minnesota. As one of the original an l continued fast friends of that Company, w'e had been led to sup pose that its members were not particularly interested as to whether the question of Slavery or Freedom should triumph in Min nesota at the late election. But it appears we were mistaken even here. At a late day in the canvass, no 4 only the money hot the -in fluence of the Com jean y was arrayed to strike down certain original and material friends of the enterprise , merely because they wished Minnesota represented in Congress by a back-bone Freeman instead of a consummate Doughface ! We wish to know, before goirg farther, whether the leading men of the Company endorse this action of their em ployees and agents here in Minnesota ? The fact is clearly susceptible of being sustained. Is the 31. and N. W. R. R. Co. a political “ institution ” or not ? We have always contended for the negative side till now. These are but a few of the most abjectly base “ tricks ” which Mr. Rice has used to secure his election. We cannot endorse him to the next Republican majority of the National House of Representatives as we could have endorsed him, had he pursued an honorable course towards his opponents to secure his election. He has placed himself beyond the pale of political respect even; and this time he goes forth to Washington as a most arrant swindle upon Minnesota ! Where Did They Come From ? Last June, our very honest Sheriff, A. M. Fridley, caused the census of Ramsey County to lie taken —honestly taken as lie assured us at the time; and we all know that Mr. Frid ley is an honorable man, and would have no other census taken than a fair one. He made out that St. Paul was but very little ahead of St. Anthony in point of population, and we were terribly abused by the Sheriff and his especial friends for being scrupulous on the subject. Well, the day of election came, and St. Paul polled 1,100 votes on Delegate and St. Anthony 305 f In earnest, however, we believe that abou; 200 of these St. Paul votes were as great a swindle as Fridley’s census. They were im ported hither from Wisconsin, Illinois and lowa, at Mr. Rice’s expense, in order that he might not be disgraced by being beaten in ins nominal home—St. Paul! Still, the true vote of our city, (000) shows that we were swindled in the census last summer out of about four or live hun dred population. We are willing to admit that the act was rather one of carelessness than of design on the part of the deputy who attempted to do the work ; but it was in the way that Fridley wished it to be. Our day of retribution has come, however, and we will not complain. Legiftlatnre. We have some good new's from Minnesota. C. W. Thompson, (Rep.) is elected to the Council in Houston. The House members in the same County are M. G. Thompson, (Rep.) and W. F. Dunbar, (Dem.) In the Benton District, Stone, (Rice,) is elected to the Council, and Sturgess and Wil son (Rice) to the House. Nicollett, Le Su eur, Sibley &c. elects Flandreau to the Coun cil and Johnson and De La Yerque to the House—all Rice. The House members from Dakota are Mur phy (Olmsted,) and Gibbs (Rep.) Gibbs leads Keegan in fhe county about 25 votes. SIS’ The Republican papers in Wiscon sin say that their Party will carry the State by ten thousand majority. There is great dissatisfaction in the Administration Party with its nominee for Governor. ZzST A Republican Mass Meeting at Phil adelphia was held on the evening of the 27th, and addressed by Senator Wilson, George A. Caffrcy, and Samuel Aaron. Spirited resolutions were passed. Returned —The War Eagle on Saturday brought our neighbor, the City Treasurer, D. Rohrer, Esq., who fell into the sensible no tion of getting married while absent. Long life and prosperity to him and his young bride. Mr. Jenks, of the firm of Day and Jenks, and several others of our late absent citizens, also returned by the War Eagle. SeS’ The New York Tribune states, and avows it to be the truth, that twelve months ago a young lady in Ludlow street, that city, was married, and eleven weeks ago presented her husband with a boy. Friday last she was taken violently sick; her parents sup posing she had the cholera, hastened after a physician. lie came, but before he left there Mas an addition to the family of a fine bounc ing girl! The Tribune doubly asseverates the truth of its statement. The Washington correspondent oj the Sun says that the offer of Russia, to me diate between the United States and Den mark, in regard to the sound duties M'as made five months ago by the Czar, M’ho sug gested that our government should purchase the Island of St. Thomas for the round sum of five million dollars in consideration of udiich purchase Denmark should waive the matter of sound dues to American commerce. New York Whig and Republican Tick- j et.— The Whigs and Republicans in New : York held their Conventions on the same day, and agreed jointly on the same ticket, as ; folloM’s: For Secretary of State, Preston 1 King of St. Lawrence ; Comptroller, Jas. M.! Cook of Saratoga; State Engineer and Sur veyor, George Geddes; Attorney General, Abijah Mann, Jr., of Queens ; State Treas urer, Alexander B. Williams of Wayne t Canal Commissioner, Daniel 11. Bisscll Of Livingston; States Prison Inspector, Wesley Bailey of Oneida; Judges of Court of Ap peals. Bradford R. Wood, for full term ; J. Mulliu for short term; Judge of Supreme Court, third district, Ambrose L. Jordan of Columbia. This is regarded as a strong ticket, and its friends are confident of its success. There are three or four other tick ets in the field. SIS’ The Wisconsin River is said to be higher at the present time than it has been for years. A scientific correspondent of a late London Journal, in alluding to the day of Noah, says that, in M'hat is known as “the Flood,” it is probable that the poles of the earth M ere changed, and sudden dissolution of the polar seas ensued, which deluged the equatorial parts of the earth, and whelmed in ruin nearly all the human race.” ffy Frederick A. Sander has been held to bail at Cleveland in the sum of $1,500 for breaking open a letter addressed to Phoebe Sturtevant, a young lady residing in his fam ily, and abstracting therefrom S2O. The Nashville Gazette has an ac count of an outrage and murder of a white woman committed by a negro, near Sparta, Tenessee. The culprit was taken from the jail, by an excited populace, and, after con fessing the deed, hung on the limb of a tree. jjJ'-SjT* At the recent election for District Attorney in the Upper Peninsula of Michi gan, Frederick A. Clarke was elected by 130 majority over his competitor Mr. Cook. JS2ET The people of Montreal got up a variety of illuminations in honor of the tak ing of Sebastopol. Ax Attractive Lady. —The Springfield Journal of Saterday relates the following singular occurrence: Yesterday afternoon, while a lady of this city was engaged with her household duties, a swarm of bees entered the room, settling upon her head, neck and arms. As may be supposed, the lady was sadly frightened, and quickly brushing the intruders away, she sought refuge in an adjoining apartment. The window being inadvertently left ojien, the bees immediately entered, and again took possession of the lady, who finding they did not harm her, and unable to remedy the evil, quietly went about her work, experi encing but little inconvenience. The bees continued to hover around the lady till near sundown, when they departed as suddenly as they came, having paid no attention to sev .erai children who were in the bouse the whole time. SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20. 1855. Spunky and Decisive. —Somebody in Al abama wrote to Horace Greeley to know' if he had ever joined the Know-Nothings. Mr. Greeley u r rote back:—Sir; —l never Mascou ciously w'itliin a mile of a Know-Nothing lodge, and never could have been induced to join one on any account. By placing your foot against the author of the silly report noticed in your letter, you will be certain to kick a great liar.” Grand Trunk Railway.— lt is expected that the entire line of the Grand Trunk Rail way, from Montreal to Toronto, will be ready for the cars as early as the first of next Jan uary. The link between Montreal and Que bec is already completed. That between To ronto and Hamilton soon will be; so that next season there M'ill be one continuous road frow Quebec to the Detroit river. • < Jj'tSr* A matter-of-fact friend of ours, some five years a father, speaking of the return a child should make a parent, said that he didn’t think, as children behaved now-a-days, that they paid three cents on a dollar of what they owed of affection and gratitude. ffT-y* 1 Ileury Dolde, an old and respect able citizen of St. Louis, a baker by trade, M'as stabbed on Wednesday evening by a man named Scliaal, and it M'as feared, mor tally M'ounded. Schakl has been arrested. Kossuth on the Fall of Sebastopol.— Kossuth, in a letter to the New York Times, says: “ The taking at Sebastopol decides nothing, solves no qustion, and brings noth ing to an end. Quite the reverse. Success at Sebastopol M ill make j>eace impossible— will rather inaugurate a real protracted M'ar. That M ill be tlie inveritable beginning of the war, but not the beginning of the end.” Graet Pedestrian Feat.— A man named C. L. Curtis has undertaken, at St. Louis, the great feat of walking 1050 miles in as many consecutive hours. He lia3 already perform six days of his journey and it is thought may h *ld out to the end. He is describe d as a man of dignified and prepossessing appear ance, of cultivated and M'inning manners, and intcligcncc of a high order ; to M-hich are uni ted a physique of great muscular power, agile, lithe, symmetrical, aud possessed of all the tokens of wonderful endurance. A Swindle.— The Chicago Press warns its readers against the operations of persons who call themselves General Northwestern Mutal Land Agents,” and whose circulars) scattered through the country, are signed “ Leland Barnes Sc Co., box 852, Chicago P. O.” It looks like another of the great humbugs of tlie day, got up to fleece fools. ST the Buffalo Advertiser of the Ist inst. says: During eighteen hours of Satur night and yesterday, 552,790 bushels of grain and 10,087 barrels of flour arrived at this port. During last neek, G 2.000 barrels of flour Mere received. Surely starvation is coming in wholesale. zsr After much persuasion, M’ll Rachel has consented to sing the Marseillaise in Neu r York. Convention in Kansas.— The St. Louis Democrat, of Friday last, publishes the sub joined cull and adds that tlie proposed Con vention is to meet on the 4th Tuesday of Oc tober, will immediately frame a Constitution and M ill submit the same to the people with in 30 days after their adjournment: The People’s Call for a Convention.— The citizens of the Leavenworth election dis trict are requested to meet at the City of LeavenM'orth; on Thursday, Sept. 27, 1855, at 12 o’clock, M., for tbe purpose of nomina ting six Delegates to a Convention to form a State Constitution. All persons who are in favor of forming a Conssitution preparatory to making application to Congress, for admis sion into the Union as a State, arc earnestly solicited to attend. By order of the Execu tive Committee. £22l* The work of tearing down the “ town house” of Gen "Washington, on Cam eron St., Alexandria, Va., is now in progress. In the erection of this building, it is said, Washington was his own architect, and much of the work was performed by his family ser vants. The house, for nearly twenty years, has been occupied by the Misses Jordan, whose grandparents were neighbors of Wash ington. Numbers of persons have been per mitted by Mr. Benjamin Waters, the owner, to secure portions of the frame work as rel- The Buffalo Commercial Advertiser understands that a railroad agent at Cleve land, who has had the fingering of a consid erable sum of money belonging to divers rail road companies, has for some time past been giving vent to his “sporting” proclivities, and been “ done out ” of several thousands of dollars within a short time. A few nights since the “ faro ” table asorbed about $2,000 belonging to a railroad company in this sec tion, by a well known blackleg of Cleveland. The attempts made to arrest the individual who “ vron the money ” wore unsuccessful, for the winner had tied. Appointment The President has ap pointed James M. Love 'to be Judge of the United States District Court of lowa, in place of Judge Dyer, deceased. £sr The Whigs of Massachusetts have resolved not to fuse with the Republicans. A full State ticket has been put in nomina tion. Office-Third Street, below Cedar. TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER JO, JSS3. The Minnesota and IV. W. R. Co. To the Editors of the Minxksptian : In your leading editorial of Saturday morn ing I notice the following paragraph, nhich I respectfully desire to correct: “ The Minnesota and North-Western Rail road Company, we had been induced to be lieve previous to now, was not disposed to enter into the support of a polilical'frartizan candidate for any office in Minnesota. As one of - the original and continued last friends of that Company, we had been led to suppose that its members were not particularly inter ested as to whether the question of Slavery or Freedom should triumph in Minnesota at the late election. But it appears we were mistaken even here. At a late day in the canvass, not only the money but the influence of the Company M as arrayed to strike down certain original and material friends of the enterprise, merely because they wished Min nesota represented in Congress by a back bone Freeman instead of a consummate Doughface ! We wish to know, before going farther, whether the leading men of the Com pany endorse this action of their employees and agents here in Minnesota ? The fact is clearly susceptible of being sustained. Is the M. and N. W. R. R. Co. a political “ in stitution” or not? We have ahvaAs con tended for the negative side till noMv* As the only Agent of the Company in this Territory, I claim to be familiar with its af fairs here; and I do know that there has not been a dollar of its money expended or promised for any purpose except the legiti mate surveys noM' going forward. No one in the Territory but myself lias cental of its funds or access to them, and I neither used them nor one farthing of my own, or that of any other person, to influence the fate elec tion in any respect. As to the politics of the engineers and em ployees of the Company, I have no knowl edge or information, and none as to liOM' or for whom any one of them voted, or M’hether they voted at all or attended the polls even. Myinstructions from the Company Mere to organize two parties of competent Engineers, one of which should survey the route of tie road from St. Paul to St. Anthony, thence to Stillwater through the village of Taylor’s Falls to the falls of the St. Croix, and have the survey completed by the 15th of Nov. To effect this, no time Mas to be lost. The other party surveys the road south. Neither of them Mas charged with any political mis sion ; and in their organization no reference has been made to politics, but merely to qualifications. Nor have I attempted- in any way to use the influence of the Couuaany to eObct the election. It is M'ell known to the public that Mr. Marshall, the Republican candidate for Con gress, lias ever been a warm and efficient advocate of the great euterprize undertaken by the Company ; and, bad I been thus dis posed, I should have been at a loss to con ceive a single reason M'hy be was not as much entitled to support on that question as Mr. Rice, the Democratic candidate. And I pre sume that, if the question M’as raised at the polls, it M'as urged as strongly for him, and he derived as much benefit from it as Mr. Rice. Considering the road of far more im portance to the Territory than all the parties and politicians in the late canvass, the candi dates included, I should have felt it crim inal to hazard its success, knoM'inglj', by at tempting to give to it a partizan influence. Thus far, although the object of jealousy and most bitter hostility, it has received the cor dial su; port of the people and most of tbe leading men cf all parties M’ithout any vieu’ to political favor. I trust that it may always be in that position. As j'our journal was the first to esjiousc its cause and the fore most in its support, I hope it may be the last to abandon it. Believing that you M ould uot knowingly do injustice in the premises, but have been greatly misinformed, I deem it duo to ycu, as M ell as the public and the employees of the Company, to lay the facts before you. With great respect, Your cb’t servant, EDMUND RICE, Agent M. and N. W. R. R. Co. Remarks. —We are glad that Mr. Edmund Rice, whom we know to be the only man in Minnesota authorized to speak for the M. & N. W. Railroad Company, has thus vindica ted himself and the Company. But his de fense does not clear his brother’s tools—Em erson, Brown, Ac.—from the charge we brought against them on the 5 th, (and followed up in our article of the 13th) of using the influence of the Company to defeat and strike doren “material and original friends of the enterprise .” We are aware that Mr. Edmund Rice did not —personally, nor as the agent of the company—use the means or influence of the company to elect his brother to Congress, so far as any proof before us can be brought against him. But the diffi culty rests here: The Democrat, the public ly accredited organ of 11. M. Rice in St. Paul, did read out of the Railroad ranks, before the election, all men irho opposed Mr. H. M. Rise —Mr. Marshall and the Minnesotian in cluded. “Original and material friends” of the enterprise were attacked on the St. Croix | and elsewhere by the known stipendaries of j 11. M. Rice; and the voters were tell that j the only hope of consummating the enterprise i was 11. M. Rice’s election to Congress. It is not probable that, so far as the Rail road is concerned, any controversy between Mr. Edmund Rice and ourselves will ever amount to “a hill of beans.” lie professes to be acting in good faith to the company and the people of Minnesota; and no doubt is.— But there is no less doubt that his brother’s hirelings did use tnc prestige of that brotli lr s name in connection with tlie enterprise eat the critical moment of turning the popu lar scale before the election, in order to make votes against the Republican ticket. Our Republican friends— M-hom we. are bound to stand by in prosperity or adversity feel the force of this action, and they com plain—and complain justly. How do You Feel? Yes, how do you feel, ye Rice (!) Repub licans—ye Pierce-Douglas “ Silver Grey ” Whigs—after seeing those banners of tie rowdy Rice procession of Saturday night flaunted into your faces: “Squatter Sover eignty vindicated,” and all those sorts of taunting insults? ITcm' do you feel, we ask after you had almost sold your last j-ard cf calico and “ tom your shirt ” to pleas© the traitor Douglas and his gang by voting for Mr. Rice ? Just let us know how you feel this pleasant morning? We can live through it if you can, and urith a clear conscience, which is more than you can boast of. After Mr. Rice gets through M'ith his approaching brilliant Congressional career, Me will again ask you—if M r e have the fortune to live— How do you feel ? Ohio and Pennsylvania We are inclined to think that Ohio has done “ the clean thing,” and elected Chase Governor by a handsome majority. We are not, hoM'ever, quite ready to crow. The returns from Pennsylvania are meagre and uncertain. She had only a Canal Com missioner to elect on the State ticket, aud her anti-Nebraska voters w r ere scattered. Thre? Cheers for the Winona District—Parson Elder Hamilton Relieved from Political Cares 1 A friend at Winona sends us the following under date of the 11th. We would advise our good friend, Elder Hamilton, hereafter to stick to his legitimate profession and not again attempt “(o play on a harp of a thou sand strings: “Below is the vote of Wabashaw and Wi nona connties, so far as heard from, and there is but one precinct (in which there are probably a dozen or fifteen voters) to bear from: For Delegate. —Marshall, 231; Rice, 149; Olmsted, 86. Fur Councillor. —Ealcombc, (Republican) 295; Hamilton, (Dcrn.) 159. For Representatives —Buck, (Rep.) 261; Kirkman, (Rep.) 228; Milligan, (Dem.) 203; BroWn, (Dem.) 200. You will observe that the Republican lo cal ticket is elected. Winona County did not do as Mell as the friends of Mr. Mar shall expected. Many Republicans staid at home, M'hile all the Rice men M'ere out.” Latest from Ohio. Cincinnati, Oct. 10. Chase, Republican, is elected Governor of Ohio by 6,000 majority. The democrats concede his election. Cincinnati, Oct. 11. Election returns from 62 counties, give Chase nearly 10,000 majority, 37 to be heard from. Fillmore County. Mr. Edwards, of Chatfield, is in town, and informs us that Fillmore has elected W. J. How’ell, (Rep.) to the Council, and Gere and Hall (Rice) to the House by small majorities. Kossuth—M'ho, as usual, is as great on paper as by u ord of mouth —indulges in some very windy and wordy letters on the capture of Sebastopol, M'hich, lie non’ thinks, does not amount to much. If Kossuth had been a tenth part as good a soldier as rheto rician—Hungary, doubtless, would have jet been a power. But it is of no use for Kossuth, or for any other M'riter, to try to convince the u'orld, that the now complete possession, which the Allies have of tlie Black Sea, —M'ith the des truction of the Russian fleet, —is not of very high importance not only to the Allies, but to the M'hole commercial world, —in opening that sea and its surroundings to the com merce of that world. To subdue Russia is impossible, but in clipping and humiliating her, the Allies are very successful. —New York Express. Foreign News. —The Canada is in, but the new 6 is not of sufficient interest to justi fy us in displacing important local matter. Mower County elects Covill, (Independ ent) to the House, and gives her entire vote to C. W. Thompson for the Council. Good for Mower! Every thing at present, says the Railway Times, indicates a prosperous con dition of the American iron trade. Our pig iron is now in far better repute and demand than it has been for a long time, and by the attention of the manufacturers it has been so improved as to possess all the valuable quali ties of the Scotch pig. The Horns At St. Louis, last week, a committee of steamboat men presented Capt, S. Catterlin, of the steamer Southerner, with a pair of Horns, for having made, with his boat, the fastest time cn record between Louisville and that port—39 hours and 45 minutes. Serious Loss. —The farmers in Northern loWa and in parte of Wisconsin have met with severe losses from the late rains, which have wet and destroyed large quantities of grain in the sack. The damage from this cause in Dodge Comity, Vf is., alone, is esti mated at $200,000. Setzer Elected. —The official returns of the Stillwater Council District elect H. N. Setzer by rive majority, The St. Lawrence Republican, a prominent and influential Democratic paper, ar.d for many years the trusted and reliable expo nent of tie views aud principles of Silas Wright, comes out strongly in favor of the Republican movement in New York and heartily endorses the Syracuse ticket and platform. It says: “ The Republican Party comes to compose into order the confusion of the political ele ments—to restore to the States and Territo ries tlie principles of constitutional freedom and justice, and to give, before they shall be overwhelmed and destroyed by mobs, to the free citizens of Nebraska and Kansas that protection of constitutional laM'of udiich they have been deprived by the repeal of whole some laws, and by the usurpation of tbe Atchisons and Stringfellows of Missouri. The Republican Party opens the way for such a union of Whigs and Democrats as will make the party irresistible so long as it shall adhere to its principles, and deserve tlie pub lic confidence. “Last Fall every Free State in the Union pronounced its verdict at the election against the Administration. It Mas then the mere uprising of the people without concert or discipline, to condemn the fraud and iniquity of the Nebraska bill and the violence in Kan sas. which was the natural fruit of that fraud and iniquity. This sentiment M ill new find form and permanent organization under the bright constitutional banner of the Republi can Party.” The New York Evening Post, tlie oldest and ablest Democratic journal in the Empire State, speaks in similar terms of the nom inees and platform of the Republican Con vention. We copy a part of its article : “ There is no doubt that in the resolutions adopted by the late Republican and Whig Conventions, in regard to Slavery, the candi dates of their joint nominations have an element of strength which no other ticket M'ill possess. They express distinctly, une quivocally and earnestly the sentiment of at least three-fourths of the people of this State in regard to the Administration policy in Kansas, and that has been done by no other Convention. In the selection of candidates an equally distinct issue is made with the Kansas-Nebraska party. Not a man is named about whose views any doubt can be enter tained ; not a man (M’ith a single exception, perhaps,) who is not prepared to make the nationality of freedom and the sectionality of Slavery paramount to every other politi cal question in tbe present canvass.” Corropr in!. n:c of tlie New York Tribune. Queer from Kansas—A Preacher Waiting for His Rifle. Leavenworth, Sept. 22, 1855. After an exodus that M’ould astonish Moses and Aaron, I arrived in Kansas on Sunday evening last, and am now one of the “Squat tor Sovereigns” thereof, im mj pilgrimage hither I attended tu'o camp-meetings by the wav-side, preached occasionally, and “fared sumptuously every day” on corn-bread and buttermilk. I find this a thriving city, beautifully loca ted on the banks of the Missouri River, and containing some fifteen hundred inhabitants. One j'ear ago there was not a house or habi tation on this soil. I have looked over the region round about, and a more beautiful country I never beheld. The land is fully equal to Illinois, and possesses advantages over that State. The apprehensions and fears of “border ruffianism” and slavery have greatly dimin ished. ‘ Order reigns in Warsaw.” The United States District Court is in session here, Judge Lecompte presiding. In the case of McC'rca, a challenge to favor was made against one of the Grand Jurors. The Court after an elaborate argument, decided that the challenge could not be made. Col. Lane, late member of Congress from Indiana, McCrca’s attorney, upon his admission, re fused to take the oath, and was not permit ted to appear and defend McCrea. On Monday evening, a mass meeting as sembled and appointed delegates to a Con vention preliminary to a State Convention to form a State Constitution to be submitted to the people. This is an important movement and its success will relieve Kansas from all fear or danger of becoming a Slave State.— The Missourians have become tame, and there is every indication that Kansas will be pre pared to come into the Union in a quicker time and with less difficulty than any other State. Even the L'nited States officials here do not hesitate to utter free sentiments, fear less of the Alien and Sedition Laws of the Legislature, or of the executive displeasure of Franklin Pierce. This city will undoubt edly become the largest place west of St. Louis. The river trade, the immense trains over the Plains, the fertile fields of Kansas, must make this a veiy important city. It is healthy, well watered with pure springs and with the leaven of Northern activity, indus try and enterprise, it will grow amazingly. Senator Atchison lives some fifteen miles across the river, but he stays quietly at home to keep the whisky from running away, not the niggers. Col. Doniphan resides some forty miles down the river, and has not iu terfered. A nephew of his, (also Col. Don iphan of Weston,) is a member of the Leg islature of Missouri, and is the fire-eater sup posed by persons at a distance to be Col. Doniphan of military renown. I have been invited to visit Weston, but I am waiting for one of Sharpe’s or Perr} ’s rifles from New York before I venture over there, and I wish you would hurry Penfield or Carter of New York with my rifle. I visited McCrea in prison, where I met his wife and little son with him, and he seems in excellent spirits. The population of this city is composed of intelligent, enterprising, moral men, who fear God, and do not worship Mammon.— Or.c would suppose himself in a New Eng land camp-meeting here. There is none of that profanity, gambling, cr dram-driuking to be found in other Southern and Western cities. The churches, Sabbath ar.d Common Schools are as well attended and crowded as ir Connecticut. Send on Northern farmers, for we have a surfeit of lawyers and doctors. y?” A female pedestrian, Mbs.lsabella Melrose, las performed at Neat;, England, the astonishing feat of walking five hundred half miles in five hundred half hours, and five hundred quarter miles in five hundred quarters. The event came off upon the green near the railway station, in the pres ence of a large number of persons. -■ DEFECTIVE PAGE h The Mission of the Republican Patty. EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS. The United States Steam Propeller. —Messrs. Pease and Murphy, if the Fulton iron works, foot Cherry street, East river, will commence to remove from their shops j t ; e *' )ur toilers intended for the splendid na ti r.al ship Niagara. The boilers are comple oiiv/u ™ mens e size, containing over 8 UDO brass tubes and will weigh about 280,- lbs. 1 Aey are progressing rapidly with bcr three engines. The frames or bed plates are finished, weighing 52,000 lbs.; thestright shafts, weigning 90.000 lbs., are finished; the crank shaft, weighing 42,000 lbs., will be fin ished in a lew days. The cylinders weigh ing 59,000 lbs., and condensers, weighing 69.000 lbs., are nearly all completed; the pistons, piston rods, pillow block, caps and cupolas, weigh about 46,000 lbs. The com position stern pieces, couplings and sheave blocks are all under way. The propeller, weighin about 26,000 lbs., will be cast in a few weeks. The valves are all finished. If the ship is lauehed by the Ist of Octo ber, her boilers will be at once put in her, and they will commence to put her machine ry in. Messrs. P. &M. ealtulate to have her in working order, ready for steam, in about four months after she reaches the water.—JV. Y. Herald. J&5T’ A water-spout occurred at Massling, Germany, Sept. 5. Bridges mills and houses were destroyed by it—and some eighty per sons killed. Forty were drowned. The Whig Committee of Brooklyn, N. Y. (29 to 9), refused to unite with the Republicans. The N. Y. Tribune says 23out of the 29 were Hindoos—l7 out and out Ul man men. It adds : Y e shall hoar of more of these virtuous and inflexible A\ higs who “can’t go Fusion” before November. In every instance the hearer may be assured that those who so de clare were either Silver Grays in 1850-52, or Know Nothings last fall—generally both. The earlier and bitterer their hostility to the Whig party, the more profuse will be their crocodile tears over its grave. But how can they deceive anybody ? The population of Paris may bo considered, with the environs, as 1,200,000. Of these an average of 70,000 receive aid and food from the administration of Assis tance PuUiquc. Besides this average, must be counted the following special cases: 2,800 octogenarians, 3,000 septuagenarians, 1,400 blind persons, and 600 paralytics. In the hospitals are 63,237 beds, of which 46,538 are for civil occupants, and 16,699 for sol diers. From 1804 to 1822 the annual num ber of admissions was about 40,000; in 1839 it was 74.000, and in 1860 83,900, and the hospitals refused about 80 applicants a day. Montpelier, the home of Madison, in Virginia, which twice since his death has changed hands at sl6 per acre, recently brought $35 per acre. Montpelier is a large estate containing 1100 acres. Mrs. Fitzpatrick, who was tried last week in Cincinnati, for shooting Wna. Long tree, was acquitted by the Jury. The receipts of the Ohio State Fair, which closed on Friday week, reached $9,000, and this, with the $3,000 contributed by the citizens of Columbus, will make the total of near $13,000. This is between one and two thousand dollars better than last year. jJlSr’ Peter B. Manchester, who figured as a Banker in Cincinnati, failed there, and fled, has been arrested in San Francisco, on a charge of forgery, while in business in tho former city, under a requisition from the Governor of Ohio. 'HySET There are now in Georgia between fifty and sixty cotton factories, conducted in the most skillful and successful manner, with all the appliance in the way of machinery, that can be found in the same kind of estab lishments in New England. Mr. Soule, in reply to an invitation to lecture in Boston, writes : “ Allow me to say that nothing would gra tify me more than to have it in my power to comply with your wish, and with the kind request of your friends. A Boston audience is, of all others, that which I would be most proud to address on any subject, and espe cially on that of Slavery. But having returned to my profession with the firm resolve to vote myself to its labors exclusively, I would not think of leaving here in the very heart of the business season, and of thus diverting myself from pursuits which cannot but claim the whole time, and command my undivided attention.” jfc -yr* The total number of students in Yale College, according to the Banner, is 617 ; of instructors, 41. fyST London Punch is the funniest fel low a-going. His definition of Matter and Mind is unique: “ What is matter ? Never mind. What is mind 1 No matter.” Go it, Punch. J&Sr" Benjamin Bird, aged seventy years, was married at the Roman Catholic Church, Cincinnati, to Miss Julia Chaff, a buxom widow of thirty. So the old Bird was caught at last by Chaff. Tf&cT Four thousand dollars have been raised in St. Louis for the relief of tho Nor folk sufferers. 222T* E. P. McGinty editor of the Nash ville, Tcnn., True Whig, died of brain fever on the 2ist. Anybody who supposes that locking a girl in a back room wil prevent her from knowing what love means, might as well un dertake to keep strawberries from blushing in June by whispering in their ears aoout the snow wehrd last winter. Mr. Wilkeson, late of the Buffalo Republic, has entered upon his duties as ed itor of the Aibany Evening Journal. NUMBER 5.