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THE WEEKLY MINNESOTIAN. I
OWENS, MOORE Sc PRATT, VOLUME 5. ®|p sailir Ultmtesofiait. Published every Morning. (Sundays excepted) and delivered to subscribers iu St. Paul at FIFTEEN CENTS PER WEEK, Payable to the carrier weekly. Weekly Minnesotian, $2 per annrtta. TERMS OF ADVERTISING. LOWEST RATE* OF CASH ADvfc&TISINQ IK DAILY. [Tv five linee or lett corutitutn a tquare .] square.. 1 Insertion, $ .75 1 square, 1 fear, $16.00 “ each additional, .25 H column, S mos., 16.00 “ One week, 1.50 “ 6 «* 22.00 “ Two weeks, 8.26 *f . I year, 50.00 “ One month, 3.60 }_' cslumn, 3 mos., 20.00 “ Two months, 4.00 «« 6 « 28.00 “ Throe months, li.OO ,« 1 year, 46.00 “ S‘.i mouths, 8.00 1 column, 1 year, 76.00 Advertisements Inserted In both Dally and Weekly,one ia|f 'price additional. RusUiEsa Cards, not exceeding five llf.es, Inserted ats6 per annum Transient advertlscmentsto Ve paid for In advance. Leaded advertisements,placed Immediately before no tices of marriages and deaths, will be charged double the Above rates when not changt d; and 60 cents per 1000 rnitlor eaeh change. i.ll advertisements, unless the time Is specified, trill be Inserted till forbid, and charged accordingly. Job Printing of every description, done In the best style and at the lowest rates. MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 1855. The tire o‘f Friday Night. Th«’ TiVacs issued an extra on Saturday giving full particulors of the fire of Friday night. The account being in the main cor rect, we adopt it, as below. The only par ticulars in addition, was the breaking of considerable mori? window glass in the neigh borhood than is mentioned by our neighbor, including the windows on the east side of the Tirst Presbyterian Church: Fire—Explosion of Powder—Loss $26,000! About half-past twelve o’clock this (Satur day) morning the cry of fire was raised, and soon after a terrible explosion took place, which aroused our citizens, and for the time being created much excitement. On repair ing to the scene of conflagration, it was found that the store of 11. I. Sandford, on the comer of Third and Wabasha streets, was on fire, and the flames were making rapid head way. The Hook and Ladder Company, With their apparatus and their engine, were soon on the ground, and by dint of great exertion, for which they deserve great praise, the building on the opposite comer, occupied by Emmett & Moss, as a law office, by Has let t A Thompson, as a clothing store, and by several young men in the story above, was saved from destruction. When the explosion of pdwder took place 1 in Snndford's store, the door and window. shutters of Emmett &. Moss were forced . |K?n. the plastering of some portions of the j building blown off and the sides of the build- : mg otherwise injured. Up stairs, in the j front room, Dr. Stewart was sick of a fever.! and lie was severely shocked by the treuien- ; tious noise. He was immediately removed | to an adjoining building, and we trust will; receive no material injury. In the back room, fronting on Wabasha i.treel, a young man by the name of Sch wann'. was sleeping near by a window, the class of which was entirely destroyed and the frame work blown in upon him. lie narrowly escaped being struck by some or the fragments. As a matter of course he was much frightened and his left arm was somewhat paralyzed. The room adjoining was occupied by Mr. Iglehart, as a law office. The window in this room shared the same fate as the other, and considerable plastering was blown oft. Fortunately Mr Iglehart slept in a room back, and was free from danger. The room occupied by Mr. Sprig Ilall was not injured, nor was tlic store of Ilaslett & Thompson below, with the ex ception of the destruction of the glass and frame work in one window. The firemen found that they could not | save the building, and they pet themselves to j Yvork to secure the safe of Mr. Saihlford, | which was among the burning timbers. After considerable hard labor it was secured, broken open and tilt contents, consisting of papers (no books) several bank bills and two br three hundred dollars in gold, were safely | deposited in the hands of Mr. feandford. By this time, the building adjoning Mr. j Sandford’s, occupied by Mr. Amidon as a, marble and grave-stone factory, was envoi- j bped in flames. The citizens succeeded in j having several unfinished grave-stones and marble, but the building, being a light I frame structure, was soon a heap of ruins, j IVo could not learn the loss of Mr. A., nor j to whom the building belonged. The building occupied by Mr. Sand ford ; was the property of a Mr. Brown, of Bee town, Wisconsin, and its value could not exceed §OOO. No insurance. Mr. Sandford had just received his fall stock of goods, and he informs us that his loss is $25,000, upon which there was no insurance. It was his intention to be insured in a few days. Among his stock were four or five kegs and several cans of gunpowder, which Were the cause of the explosion, to which we have already al luded. His books containing his accounts were burned. Cause of fire a mystery —supposed to be the work of an incendiary. It was discov ered in the extreme back part of the build ing, in the front portion of which Mr. Sand ford was sleeping and who was aroused but a short time previous to the explosion. Jhe building being old and dry, the flames had it all their own way. At the time of the fire the wind wa6 blowing from the North, which carried the flames towards the river. Had it been blow ing from the West, a great portion of Third street would have been swept by the fiery elements. But enough. Nearly $30,000 Q f property lies in ruin, and yet our citizens are quite indifferent to greater security against fire. Will they wait until the whole city is destroyed 1 At four o’clock the rain was falling and the wind was quite high ; fire nearly all out. From the Chicago Democratic Press. A* Open Sea Around the North Polo. The world is so very wise and wide awake, and its sight so Wonderfully sharpened by grubbing'with the moles, that discoverers and prophets on their first advent are gener ally set down as lunatics. Our caption re minds us of an illustration. Some thirty y*ears since, one Capt. Symmes, of Ohio, made the then astonishing announcement, that after arriving at a high latitude north, the temperature grew warmer thence onward to the Pole; in fact there was no pole as generally understood, but a hollow entrance to the interior of the earth, through which there was plain sailing to a most delightful region, inhabited by men, animals and plants, and somehoW mysteriously warmed and lighted, and all things kept in their place by attraction toward the circumference of the earth, the centre of gravity being somewhere between its centre and surface. Capt. Symmes supported his theory by a great variety Of alleged facts, some of which are now known to be authentic. The Esqui maux Indians, he said, all told stories of a warm climate at the north; tropical plants were found floating southward which must have originated at the north ; several species of birds were known to fly northward on tire approach of winter, and various other corroborative circumstances were stated. The Captain look the iVSUaI methods .of gaining the public car—wrote articles for the newspapers, lectured, &c..—and was laughed at for his pains. Then he memorialized Congress, asking an appropriation to test the soundness of his theory. The “assembled wisdom” regarded the whole thing as an ex cellent joke, and laughed at poor Symmes more loudly and with less good breeding than the public at large ; and so the man finally died, a martyr to his faith, and made no further sign. On one point Capt. Symmes may have been at fault—his theory in relation to the hollowness of the earth—but the lute expe ditions to the Arctic region show that he was right about there being a much warmer temperature around the pole than is to be found twenty degrees south of it. Dr. Kane bears testimony to the existence of an open Polar Sea for hundreds of miles in extent around the Pole. It has been found that the range of the tliermomometer is lower in an 1 almost regular ratio as you proceed from the j temperate regions northward, until yoit ar- j rive within a few degrees of the Pole, When j suddenly the order is reversed, and the tem perature increases, probably to the Pole it self. The ice regions prove to be a vast belt, extending northward only si little beyond the point where the temperature begins to increase, and beyond Which stretches a vast open sett. It is also Said Ihilt near this iso thermal line the compass is ho longer to le depended upon, the needle exhibiting a ten dency to a reverse act on, which lias led to i the conjecture that the licit and cold near j the Pole depends more upon the angle of the Magnetic Pole to that of the earth than that of the latter to the ecliptic. A correspondent of the New York Times conjectures that the cause of the open sell around the Pole is due to the centrifugal force and the internal heating power of the earth, but chiefly to the former. He supposes that the heaping up of water on the equator by the centrifugal tendercy, causes a back ward under-current of a much higher tem perature, producing a warm and open sea on its approach to the Pole. Lieutenant Maury, in his “Physical Geog raphy of the Sea,” upon the hypothesis that there is an open sea around the Pole, gives the following explanation of the causes which combine to produce that result: “There is an under-current setting from the Atlantic through Davis’s Strait into the Arctic Ocean, and there if. a surface current setting out. Observations have pointed out the existence of this under-current, for nav igators tell of immense icebergs which they have seen drifting rapidly to the north and against a strong surface current. These ice bei’gs were high above the water, and their depth below was seven times greater than their height above. No doubt they were j drifted by a powerful under-current. Now this under-currcnt comes from the South, where it is warm, and the tempera ture of its waters is, perl taps, not below 30 degrees; at any rate, they are comparatively warm. There must be a place somewhere in the Arctic Sea where this under-current cea ses to flow North, and begins to flow South as a surface current; for the surface current, though its waters are mixed with the fresh waters of the rivers and of precipitation in the Polar Basin, nevertheless bears out vast quantities o: salt, which is furnished neither by the rivers nor the rains. These salts are supplied by the under current, for as much salt as one current brings in, other current must take out, else the Polar Basin would become a basin of salt, and where the under-current transfers its waters to the surface, there is, it is supposed a basin in which the waters, as they rise to the surface, are at 30 degrees, or whatever be the temperature of the under-current, which we know must be above freezing p>oint for the current is of water in a fluid, not in a solid state. An arrangement in nature, by which a ba sin of considerable area in the frozen ocean could be supplied by water coming in at the bottom and rising up at the top, with a tem perature not below 30, or even 28 degrees— the freezing point of sea water—would go far to mitigate the climate in the regions round about. And that there is a warmer climate some where in that inhospitable sea, the observa tions of many of the explorers who have vis ited it indicate. Its existence may be in ferred also from the well known fact that the birds and animals are found in certain seasons migrating to the North, evidently in search of milder climates. The instincts of these dumb creatures are unerring, and we can imagine no mitigation of the climate in that direction, unless it arise from the prox imity or the presence there of a large body of open water.” Whatever may be the explanation, the fact of an open sea is now well established. JEST The Sheboygan (Wis.) Journal says that the winter wheat in many places is so large that it is necessary to turn in cattle to feed it down. SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17. 1855. ONE WEEK LATER FROM EVROPE ! Particulars by the Baltic. New York, Nov. 3. The Baltic, Comstock, arrived at her wharf at half past 8 o’clock. She left Liverpool at 3 15 P. M. on Satur day, the 20th, and encouutered heavy west erly gales and IreaVy seas for 11 consecutive days, being repeatedly reduced to the speed of 3 miles an hour. At midnight of Wednesday, 24, in lati tude 52—lohg. 25, passed steamship Pacific. On Tuesday 30th, 50 miles nortlieast of Cape Race saw a large iceberg. The Baltic brings 211 passengers. NEWS FROM THE CRIMEA. Up to the 17th, nothing new in the Cri mea. Advices from Mar&iltes state that great exertions were making to complete the em barkation of a division of 10,000 men under Gen. Laubert. The English have found in the Karabelnia, immense stores of ammunition and clothing, valued at £70,000. The Daily News says that Gen. Eyre, has been recommended by Gen. Simpson, as his successor, but that Government will not ac cept Simpson’s resignation. At the ensuing Conference, Denmark will propose that the Sound Dues be capitalised for the purpose of redemption. Sir Henry Ward, Governor of Ceylon, has been assassinated. The allied expedition which left the Cri mea on the 6th, after making a show before before Odessa, bombarded and captured Kin burn, an important Russian position at the lAo’Uth of the Donseper and Bong. The allies have also destroyed two towns, Laman and PhanagoriA, on the Straits of Kertch. According to the latest from the Crimea the advanced posts of the allies were within five leagues of Baktchi Serai. The Russians were retiring slowly, Gen. Liprandi intend ing evidently to defend the line of the Bel bec. A battle is soon anticipated here. The north of Sebastopol has been surroun ded with new fortifications, and placed in a state to support a siege. The Russians, in the attack made upon Kars, were repulsed with immense slaughter 4000 being reported as lying dead under the walls. Some accounts from the Crimea state that the Russians have surrounded the north side of Sebastopol with a chain of new fortifica tions, and placed it in a state to support a siege. All the plateau on the north side cov ered with redoubts and earthworks, and on the line of the Belbec new works, in the form of the Mamelon, have been raised. AUSTRIA The house of Rothchild has been commis sioned to establish an Austrian Bank of Cre dit MobiUer, with a capital of 60.000,000 of florins. A “Concordat” has been concluded W tttven Austria and the Holy See, which gives most important privileges to the latter. The document is published at length in ti e p&pefs. LATEST Capture ov Kinburn. —The fortress of Kinburu resisted the allies with a very heavy fire, up to the 17th, on which day, at noon, the allies entered the place. COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. The Rank of England has increased the I’ate of discount to 6 per cent, for 60 day’s bills, and to 7 per cent, for paper of a longer date. A commercial panic is anticipated un less measures be taken to suspend restrict ive clauses of Reel’s Bank Bill, and to issue paper money. Hopes are still entertained that the claims of Mexican bondholders, will be transferred to the management of Baring & Brothers. The affairs of Delisle and Co., are to be wound up under inspection. The fourth adjudicati >n of 1 a.ikiuptcy in the case of Edward Oliver, has been quash ed. An immediate suspension of the restric tion clause of Peel’s Bank Bill is looked for, and an immediate issue of some kind of pa per money. The merchants in Liverpool are about to hold a meeting on the subject. ANOTHER RISE IN DISCOUNT. The Bank of England announced on Thurs day, the 18th, an increase in the rate of dis count to C per cent, for 60 day’s hills, and 7 per fc'cnt. for paper of a longer date. The greatest alarm lias been created in commer cial circles, as these are higher rates than those which preceded the panic of 1847. In France, pecuniary difficulties are begin ning to be severely felt, as in Englahd. ARRIVAL OF THE ARAGO Capture of Kinbnrn Confirmed. New York, November 6 The Arago arrived this afternoon. The capture of Kinburn is confirmed. The Allies took fourteen hundred and twenty prisoners, including Gen. Koianovitch, and one hundred and seventy-four cannon. The following day the Russians blew up the for tifications of Oschakoff, a point opposite Kinburn. The Allies landed thirty thousand men near Kinburn. Sir William Moleswortli is dead. The Bourse at Madrid is deserted from panic by the cholera. A bread demonstration was held at Hyde Park, on Sunday. Santa Anna’s son, who figured as a Colonel in his father’s army, mostly in Misli oacan, was taken prisoner a few' days since, while on his way in disguise to Vera Cruz, with the intention of embarking eScrttly from that port. The people of the village where he was arrested, determined to lynch him on the spot, for some alleged crime; but he was preserved from their vengeance and sent to Vera Cruz, where he awaits his trial. He is only 25 years of age, but is charged with some horrible cruelties. Judge Lynch, it appears, has been to work in Tennessee. Last week on the Cumberland mountain, a slave, who violated a white female, was dragged from jail and hanged on the nearest p9Bt, and at Lagrange another met a, similar fate, for killing Mr. James, his overseer. Office-Third afreet, below Cedar. jFroiu the C&ftforaia Pioneer. One of Johti Phoenix’* Stories. Dr. Tuslimaker was never regularly bred a physician or surgeon, but possessed natu rally a strong mechanical genius and a fine appetite; and finding his teeth of great ser vice in gratifying Die latter propensity, he concluded he .could do more good in the world and ere te lUQre real happiness therein by putting Die teeth of the inhabitants in good order, than by any other way. So Tushmaker became a dentist. He was the man who first invented the method of plac ing small cog wheels in the back teeth for the more perfect mastication of food, and he claimed to be the original discoverer of that method of filling cavaties with a kind of putty, which, becoming hard directly, causes the tdoth to ache so grievously that it has to be pulled, thereby giving the dentist two successive fees for the same job. Tushma ker was one day seated in his office in the city of Boston, Mass., when a stout old fellow named himself to have. a. back tooth drawn. The dentist seated his patient in the chaif of torture, and seizing liis mouth discovered there an enormous tooth on the right hand side, about as large, as be afterwards expressed it, “as a small Polyglot Bible.” I shall have trouble with this tooth thought TuskVnaker, but he clapped on his heaviest forceps and pulled. It didn’t come. Then he triad the turn screw, exert ing his utmost strength,, hut the tooth would, not stir. “Go away from here,” said Tush maker to Byles, “aid return in a week, and I’ll draw that toowi for you or know the reason why.’ Byje* got tip, clapped his handkerchief to his jaw, and put forth. Then the dentist went to work, and in three days invented an instrument which he was confident would jAill any tiling. It was a combination of the! lever, pulley, wheel and axle, inclined plan& wedge and screw. The castings were mada and the machine put up in the office, over an iron chain rendered perfectly stationery*by iron rods going down in the foundations if. the granite building. In a week old Jlylos returned; be was clamped into the irjn chair, Die forceps con nected with the michine attached firmly to the tooth, and Tuslimaker stationed himself in the rear, took hrfld of a lever four feet in length. He tume4 it slightly. Old Byles gave a groan, and Mfted his right leg. Ano ther turn, another ’groan, and up went the leg again “What do you raise your leg for?” “I can’t elp it,” said the patient. “Well,” rejoined Tushmaker, “that tooth is bound to come now.” He turned the lever clear around, with a sudden jerk, and snapped old Byles head clean afad clever from his shoul ders, leaving a spade of four inches between the several parts! 5 Tiiey had a post mortem examination —the | , oots of the tooth were found to extend clear down the right side through the right leg, and turning up in two prongs under the sole of the right foot! “No wonder,” said Tuahmaker, “he raised his right leg.” The jury' thought so too, but they ibund the much decayed, and five surgeons swearing that mortification would have ensued in a few months, Tushmrker was cleared on a verdict of “justifiable homi cide.” He was a little shy of the instrument for some time afterwards; but one day an old lady, feeble and flaccid, came in to have a tooth drawn, and thinking it would come out very easy, Tushmaker concluded, just by the way of variety 7, to try the machine. lie did so, and at the first turn lie dreiv the old lidy’s skeleton completely and entirely' from her body, leavin her a mass of quivering jelly in the chair!—Tushmaker took her home in a pillow case. She lived seven years after, and they called her the India Rubber woman. She suffered terribly' with the rheumatism, but after this occurrence never had a pain in her bones. The dentist kept them iu a glass case. After this, the machine was sold to the contractor of the Boston Custom House, and it was found child three years of age could, by a single turn of the screw, raise a stone weighing S 3 tons. Smaller ones were made oh the same prin ciple, aud sold to keepers of hotels and res taurants. They were used for boning tur keys. There is no moral to this story what ever, and it is possible that the circumstances may have become slightly exaggerated. Of course there can be no doubt of the truth of the main incidents. The Hutchinsons. —The appearance of these world-famed vocalists to-niglit at the First Presbyterian Church, is an era in the history of St. Paul. Old recollections are re vived in the breasts of hundreds of our citi zens who have heard the llutcliinsons years ago in older homes and surrounded by older friends. All of those and scores of others who have never had the fortune to be present at a Hutchinson Concert, will be there to night. Declines. —lt is stated that the Hon. G* W. Hopkins, of Virginia, declines the very flattering appointment tendered him by Pres ident Pierce, as Chief Justice of thfe District of Columbia. New York Election. We learn from passengers by the Alham bra last evening, that New York City afid several other cities in the State, has gone for the Know Nothings. Albany gives the Soft ticket a majority. Wisconsin. Milwaukee city and county gives Barstow (Dem.) 3,000 majority. Waukesha large Republican majority: New State Bank and its branch es, chartered by the last Legislature ofln diana, are now’ being organized. Inhuman. —The Utica Telegraph says Mrs Vancbe, of Pouglieepsie, who tC’as killed on the Central Railroad at Oneida Depot, was robbed of a purse containing S4O, after death. The purse was in her bosom, and secured by a cord around her neck, at the time she met with the accident. Death of Gen; Waldo.— The New Or leans papers art loud in their expression of grief on account of the sudtfen death of Gfen. Samuel L. Waldo, which occurred in that city on the 19th inst. He was at the time Adjutant General of the Btate of Louisiana, and is represented as having been the soot of honor. ✓ DEFECTIVE PAGE TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 13, 1855. Nicaragua—Filibusters Triumphant Attack Upon Returning Californians The last news from Central America would seem to indicate that Walker, the fiilibusk-r, has got almost full j*ossossion of Nicaragua. One or two skirmishes with the weak and ill-ordered troops of that imbecile State, has resulted favorable to Walker’s forces ; and the fact is heralded in big letters by the fillibustering journals of our country that the “ patriots ” have triumphed. During the recent troubles which ended in this “ triumph,” the Transit Company’s steamer San Carlos was passing through irgin Bay, crowded with re turning from California. It is a well-known fact that the Transit Company is a flllibus tering “ institution,” and has been from its creation. One of the forts of the Govern ment fired on the steamer, the Nicaraguans having good reason to suppose that those aboard were reinforcements for Walker. It is to be regretted that innocent persons suf fered with the guilty, if there were any I guilty on board. An inherent Woman and her child—a Mrs. White of California—were killed by the first shot discharged at the steamer. Five of the mglu passengers were also killed and six wounded. The way we understood the New York Herald’s account of the affair, the passengers who were not injured, and the Transit Com pany’s steamer, proceeded at once to “give aid and comfort ” to Walker and his band of land pirates, and helped them to overcome by their presence the remainder of the Ni caraguan army, although there was no battle after the steamer was fired into. The poor Nicaraguans, however, have un fortunately made out a strong Cast Belli against themselves by firing into the San Carlos she had the American, flag hoisted. Col. Wheeler, our Minister, was about; and will no doubt rave more lustily than lie did when his negro woman Jane lfeft hilli at Philadelphia, per advice of Pass more Williamson. The Cyene and Captain Hollins will have more work to do down in that quarter. The President will again have a cliance of encountering a foe entirely wor thy of liis steel. We would not make light remarks over the death of our unfortunate countrymen who were killed on board the San Carlos. Perhaps a fillibustering thought never en tered the breast of one of the slain or wounded-. irSrcTGvTtfcntly found, like poor Tray, in bad company, and the sad consequences of such an act of indiscretion have followed. The Union npon the Union for the Sake of Democratic Union. The best thing in Minnesota Politics that we have seen this season, is the article which we copy to-day from the St. Croix Union. Our Stillwater neighbor has written the truest history" of the Pioneer that has been written, or perhaps that ever will be written- We hope the Pioneer will have the m ig nanimity to publish it without abreviation. Another Fire. —Some infernal fiend of mischief is undoubtedly at work in St. Paul with the torch of the incendiary. The resi dence of Jos. M. Marshall, Esq:, in the upper part of the City, was discovered to be on fire yesterday morning about two o’clock. Mr. Marshall was absent from the city, and the family, we understand, can trace the fire*to no possible cause within their knowledge. The building was entirely consumed, toge ther with the family stores deposited in the cellar and other parts of the house. Most of the furniture was saved by the exertions of the neighbors residing immediately adjacent- The loss to Mr. Marshall is said to be about s>l2oo, which was partially coVered by in surance. Passmore "Williamson Discharged On Saturday, sth inst., Passmore Williamson was brought from a Philadelphia prison into the U. S. District Court and made affidavit, that in his answer to the writ of habeas cor ptts he did not intend any contempt of court, or to evade any order of Court. Some other questions Mere asked and ans Mere d, when Judge Kane ordered his release. All this, says the Galena Advertiser, might have been done four months ago as well as non*, had it suited the disposition of a tyrannical Judge. Having the power to deprive an innocent man of his liberty, he did it, and has thus made himself famous, at least. We trust that the difficulty hfc has had in getting rid of the spot upon his hand, if indeed it can ever be re moved, M ill not be an inducement to others to follow his example. JEST The M’hole number of applications for bounty land warrants at the Per s". on Of fice, up to the 30th ult., is 222,800, and of warrants issued, 50,043. The applications are now decreasing, only 5,500 having been received during October. JCiST Nearly $70,000, about one-third the amount required, has been collected for the purchase of Mount Vernon and the tomb of Washington, by the ladies of the Union. Gas in St. Paul.— Messrs. Greenleaf & Chappell, Jewellers, on St. Anthony street, hive introduced gas into their store. It is manufactured on the premises, and when lighted, emits from the burners a jet of pure flame, equalled only by that made at the ex tensive works of large cities. It is said to be cheaper than oil or fluid. From the St. Crsix Union. The Pioneer and Democrat. The Minnesota Pioneer and St. Paul Dem ocrat have recently been united; They are united in more ways than oiie. They have hot only united their subscription lists, but their “pood will,” their newspaper and job printing materal; —and the Editors of the two sheets have united—both of tin m now edit ing, as they do, the “Pioneer and Demo crat.” Financially considered, this is an excellent movement. St. Paul now has, and for some time past has lnd, four Daily and four Week ly papers. But in our judgment, the legiti mate and regular business of the place will not support more than two Dalles and Week lies. AVe now advise the Times and Minne sotian to unite their rickety and wheezing af fairs together. We are aware that the Times has been in the habit ol' calling the Mimieso tian the “Infernal,” and all that sort of thing; but that’s no matter. They can yet become as indissolubly united as 'are the Siamese Twins. And when tire Governor puts a keg of powder under the Free Press, and blows it up, St. Paul will then be fixed about right, so far as newspapers are concerned. At least, such is our opinion, for which we charge nothing. But to the Pioneer and Democrat. Since we have known it the Democrat has been a consistent and reliable Democratic journal.— At times, it has been rather too personal, but in the main it has been “right side up with tare.” M ould that this were true of the Pioneer. When we first Came to Min nesota, the Pioneer was considered a Gor man paper. It was the recipient of the Gov ernor’s official patronage. It was considered his organ. But, a change having come over the spirit of its dreams, a few weeks subse quently it cast him off. It spit upon him.—- It denounced him derisively and unsparingly and spurned him from its presence. About this time, too, we noticed some sly ents at the Nebraska bill, although it had been con sidered an Administration journal. More over, it approached the “nigger question,” timorously; it either maintained a profound silence, or trod quite gingerly upon thi's vexed ground. Anon the Convention to nom inate a candidate for Territorial Delegate drew apace. The Pioneer teemed with arti cles relative to Conventions. It exhorted to union—to concession—and to a rigid observ ance of the time-honored usages of the Dem ocratic Party. It most certainly then gave utterance to sound doctrine. Well: the long-looked-for Convention as sembled, and up >n the first ballot nominated llenry M. Bice by an overwhelming majori ty. life only opponent was “honest” David Olmsted, lie received 27 votes; Mr. Rice, 117. Yet, notwithstanding this, notwith standing the fact that the Pioneer had been exhorting to union—concession—harmony, and a rigid observance of Democratic usage —it declared itself for “honest Dave” 01m stetf! From some unaccountable caprice, it advocated the claims of the arch-bolter to a seat in Congress; and hx defending him* it occasionally defended those who had brought him out—including, of course, his Excellen cy, Gov. Gorman, whom a few weeks previ ously, it had loaded with the bitterest invec tives. Not content with this, the Pioneer opened its batteries upon several journals that had the temerity to defend the action of the Democratic Convention, and Hon. H. M. Rice, its nominee—the St. Croix Union com ing in for its full share of abuse. Well: time rolled on. Two or three weeks before the election day, Mr. Goodrich, who had been for some time absent from his post, returned home, and on resuming the edito rial chair, stated that he would take a little time for reflection. He did so; but he finally endorsed what his “sub” had said, without exception, and he continued to advocate “honest Dave” Olmsted’s claims to a Seat in Congress, lie was bitterly against Mr. Rice, lie tried very hard-to prove that Rice was a Know Nothing—resorting to subterfuges and quibbles, and gammon generally for this pur pose; while liis wrath waxed hotter, an hun dred fold, over the Democrat, than the Times and Minnesotian—the organs of the Wo man’s Rights, Maine Law, Freesoil Humbug Partv. Well: Old Time’s wheels gave another hitch or two upon their axles. Six or seven days more, and th'en comes elect : on day. Would you believe it ? In a long leader, the Pioneer, one morning, declared it Mould no longer support Olmsted. Indeed, it averred it M-ould henceforth remain neutral on the Delegate Question. Why the Pioneer so suddenly changed, we could never divine. “Honest Dave” hadn’t changed a particle. He M r as a bolter on the 25th of July last, and when Goodrich forsook him he was still a bolter—running in some places as a Nebras kaite, in others as anti-Nebraska. But the fact stands out prominent: the Pioneer for sook him..and substantially declared that all the candidates for Delegate to Congress might [.addle their own canoe —it would not interest itself any more in the matter. Yet, the ink with which it printed this declara tion had scarcely got dry, ere Mr. Goodrich announced himself in favor of Hon. 11. M. Rice ! Yes—the Pioneer announced itself in favor of Mr. Rice—the man whom it had opposed by every means in its power, both fair and foul —the man whom it had endeavored to break down— mliosc prospects it had tried hard to blast—wkpse political reputation it had tried its best to ruin. We say it de clared for Mr. Rice, and up to this present writing it has remained true to him. We have an object in giving these facts. It is not to create a disturbance in the Dem ocratic ranks of this Territory, as some may suppose—it is not to engage in a “family quarrel,” and broils, and feuds, and conten sions—it is not to create a division in our oM-n forces. We have no such objects in view—no such unworthy and suicidal desires to gratify. But the truth is this: We have had but little confidence in the Pioneer as a political paper. Indeed, prior to its unitingj with the Democrat, we had none at all. The course M'hich it has pursued M itliin the last six or eight months, and which M'e have succinctly above narrated, has destroyed our confidence in it. Hence, though we hereby offer it the right hand of fellowship, we do not do so, and cannot do so as cordially as we could, had its past course been manly and straightforward. It has been vasci-lating. It has boxed the four points of the compass with a vengeance. Jt to* acted the P art a puppet and a whiffet. What guarantee have we that it will not do so again ? It has de fended Gov. Gorman and it has denounced him. It may do so again. It denounced *nd traduced, and vfflified H. M. Rice.— "What assurance have we that it will not do so again ? ’ None a* all except what is af- EDITORS AIVD PUBLISHERS. forded by the fact that the former Editor of the Democrat is united with it. However, as it has come back and profess es a desire to do “the fair thing” in the fu ture, it is our duty- forgive, and welcome it as cordially as possible. And this we now do. Welcome, welcome, to the Pioneer! As a man whose sister has strayed away from the path,s. of virtue and rectitude, but who repentantly returns, and desires forgiveness; as a man, v e say, forgives such a sister—so we forgive and receive to our embraces the Pioneer and Democrat. Dear and loveiy sister, dq try your best to walk straight in the future. Remember that your virtue is sullied and your skirts bc-draggled—and that years of penitence, and sorrow and, upright living will be necessary to efface the remem brance of your former course, and wash away the staihs that now sully your fair countenance. Welcome.!-— thrice welcome to the Pi oneer and Democrat! NEWS. ARRIVAL OF ThFsTEAMER ASIA. MOVEMENTS OF THE ALLIES. The Times on Cuban Fillibnstcring—Disaster at Kars—Outrage upon American Citizens in Naples, Ac., fcc. Halifax, November 7. Tire steamship Asia, with Liverpool dates to the 27th uft., arrived here this A. M. War news unimportant. The report that the Russians had blown up Fort Nicholas and other fortifications at Otsekoff tvas confirmed. Advices from Sebastopol slate the Allies to be advancing in strong force, the Russians falling back on their fortified position. The Allies were close on the Russians at Albec, where it is thought they must make a stand, in which case a battle seems inevit able. The Russians on the north side keep up a constant fire on Sebastopol, under cover of which they were withdrawing troops and concentrating them in Perekop. A Russian despatch of the 22d says t! e Allies had marched 80,000 troops from Eup atoria towards Soulstut. , Tire English gtn boats had reconnoiterad the river almost up to Nicholoff. A late St. Petersburg dispatch says the Ozir had left Nicholoff for Elizaoigol, one hundred miles north. Major Delafield, Major MorJeci, and Capt. McClelland, American officers, had arrived in the Allied camp. The Allied troops had officially reported in the Crimea, including sick, a force of 210,000. The Russian disaster at Kars is confirmed though somewhat modified. The London Times has a noticeable article touching American expansion, and says the English Government is omitting no opportu nity cf reinforcing the West India squadron, ana thus interposing a powerful barrier against the North American Continent. The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce has adopted resolutions that the Government should anticipate any breakdown of public confidence, by suspending the operations of the bank act, as during the cris of 1847. Spain. — One hundred cases of cholera at Madrid daily. Gen. Tacon, formerly Gov. General of Cuba, had died of it. Italy. —Cholera increasing in Tuscany. Russia has come to an amicable understand ing with the Pope respecting the no.i ination of Catholic Bishops in Poland. It is rumored that the government of Naples, has committed gross outrages on some American citizens. Particulars as yet unknown. The British Consul is on trial at Cologne for enlisting men for the British Legion. Lake Disaster*—Loss oi Life. . TKe jjropellor Queen of the Lakes, reports the total w reck of the propeller Delaware, near Sheboygan, bound down, with a full cargo of provisions from Chicago, with the loss of eleven lives. The propeller Omar Pacha, also bound down with a cargo of 12,000 bushels of wheat from this port, is M ater logged and sunk near Sheboygan pier. Three other vessels, names unknown, are also high and dry, seven miles this side of Sheboygan." Three men were lost from one vessel. • • - The Captain of the Delaware died from exposure in the rigging of his vessel. The Queen of the Lakes was obliged to throw overboard from seven to ten tons of her deck load in the storm. Passmore Williamson rs. Judge Kane. Action has been instituted by Passmore Williamson against Judge Kane for false im prisonment. A writ was issued upon the Judge in Delaware County, where he will be tried. Washington, Nov. 5. Since the difficulty between Dr. Worrell, our late Consul at Matanzas, and the Spanish authorities, it has been discovered by the State Department, that the Consuls of all nations, cx*ept our own, M'ithin her most Catholic Majesty’s dominion, have the right, by special agreement, to take possession of the effects of their deceased countrymen and affix their seals thereto. It will be recol lected, that Dr. W. was not alloued to per form a Similar function', or rather, an attempt to do so was ndt respected by the Spanish authorities. Ifi view of these facts, it is said the subject Mb been officially brought to the attention of the Spanish Government, in order that our Consuls may be sucured like privileges. Two million tons of tobacco are fc- A/ annually consumed in the world. JS2JE" We learn that the Printers are on strike for higher wages in Milwaukee. Josanna Banner, a young German girl in Baltimore, because her lover had been unfaithful, tried to drown herself one day last week. During one week the receipts of refined and loaf sugar at Louisville, from St. Louis, amounted to 2,125 barrels. ffffi-'Venison hams are Belling at ten cents per pound, in Vincennes, Indiana. NUMBER, 9. Milwaukee, Nov. 7. Philadelphia, Nov. 7. -+*«****■ s'