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THE WEEKLY MINNESOTIAN
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VOL. 6.
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MONDAY MORNING) OCT. 13, 1856.
The Territorial Agricultural Fair.
It is impossible for ua to give a full and
accurate description of the different articles
exhibited at the Territorial Agricultural
Fair, or to speak of a variety of productions
worthy of special remark, owing to our ina
bility to ascertain where they were raised
and by whom entered, and we will therefore
speak only of those articles most admired by
the large assemblage there congregated, and
give, perhaps, a too limited and meagre re
cord of the great event in the agricultural
history of Miunesota for the year 185 G. The
day was fair and pleasant, with the excep
tion of a high wind which sent a thick cloud
of dust flying through the air, and changed
the color of everything, animate and inatni
matc. Upon first arriving at the Fair
Grounds, which are situated about a half
mile fiom the Suspension Bridge, at Minne
apolis, the visitor was greeted with the ap
pearance of
THE CROWD.
Here were assembled four or five thousand
persons—men, women and children—to ce
lebrate the annual return of bountiful har
vests and overflowing granaries, and bear
testimony that this is a generous Earth
which still continues to perform her accus
tomed operations, and still, when “ tickled
with the hoe, laughs with a harvest,” and
wish for each other a continuance of the
blessings heretofore enjoyed. Never have
we witnessed a gathering of people
which, in its appearance, more com
pletely indicated their true character—a
people at once intelligent, industrious and
energetic. Everything prsscd off quietly,
and all the arrangements spoke highly for
the good taste and enterprise of the origi
nators of the affair. After moving a little
farther we came to the enclosed portion of
the
FAIR GROUNDS.
Inside of the regular trotting course arc
some live acres, enclosed wtb a substantial
’board fence, in which are fitted up a great
number of stalls for the accommodation of
the cattle, horses, hogs, sheep, &c ., brought
hither for exhibition. In the centre of the
lot stand the Fair Buildings,jwhere the man
ufactured articles, grain, vegetables, paint
ings, &c., arc stored and arranged in proper
order and taste ; the outer portion having
long tables running the entire length ot the
building, where the vegetables, grain and
other products of the farm are placed and
properly sheltered. The inside is divided
into two separate apartments for the recep
tion of the handiwork of the mechanic, ma
il facturer and artist. After entering the
enclosure, and immediately to the left, we
came to the
CATTLE DEPARTMENT.
In this department were betwma twenty
and thirty stalls, each occupied by a fine
specimen or specimens of the cattle tribe.
To speak of all in a just manner is an utter
impossibility, owing to lack of space and a
sufficiently accurate knowledge of the own
ership, history, and fine points of the ani
unals in question ; it will be proper, how
ever, to state, that all were very commend
/ible representatives. One animal we can
not forbear mentioning in particular, and
would gladly speak of others had it been
possible for us in obtain the required infor
mation from their owners. This is a full
blooded bull of the Devonshire breed, own
ed by Mr. William Fowler, of Red Rock,
and named after the hero and President—
Zach Taylor. He was brought by Mr. Fow
ler from Geauga county, Ohio, last spring; is
now eight years old, and was almost uni
versally acknowledged to be the finest ani
mal upon exhibition, if not in the Territory.
Some c f his calves were also much admired.
'1 bis department was better represented
than any other, and the large number of ex
cellent working oxen, bulls, cows and
calves, all in good order and seemingly high
spirit, fully sustained the reputation of Min
nesota as one of the best stock-raising coun
tries. Passing on a few rods ferther to the
left, we came to the
HORSE DEPARTMENT.
We did not snd (his portion of the exhi-
bition as well sustained as we bad anticipat
«d, but those entered were very superior
animals. Mr. Daniel Hopkins, of St. Paul,
exhibited a colt of tbe Morgan breed, fifteen
months old, that equaled anything of the
horse kind for beauty and symmetrical pro
portions to be found anywhere in the coun
try-—and was the observed of all observers.
There were other excellent young horses on
the ground, but we cannot, for reasons before
stated, give them such an extended notice
as their merits certainly deserve. A little
distance to the right, and not very far from
the entrance, was the
In this neighborhood the continued cack
ling, fluttering, and the great bolting of
corn, gave the spectator overwhelming tes
timony that the terrible disease which
spread over the United States two or three
years since, known in medical works as the
“ Hen Fever,” was again making its appear
ance, and that even this healthy Territory
will soon show the tracks of the disease.
Turkeys—young and tender—strutted about
in their cage, and looked like the advent of
the “ Good time coming,” with the winter
holidays. Mr. C. W. Christmas, of Min
neapolis, had a pair of Bramah Pootras,
which were much admired. In the other
cages were a largo number of Shanghais,
Cochin Chinas, Pea Fowls, Chittagongs,
Ning-Yongs and Ding-Dongs (for aught we
know.) for we are not very accomplished in
hen-lore. A pair of swans, caught in
Northern Minnesota, attracted much atten
tion, and were in reality one of the greatest
curiosities in the exhibition, but tbe poor
birds seemed out of their natural sphere,
and were discouraged and disheartened in
consequence. To the right of the entrance
was situated the
Although the number of hogs was not
very great, the quality of the animals fully
compensated for the lack of great numbers.
They seemed to be agreeable porkers, and
only occasionally gave vent to a subdued
grunt to prove that they were an item of
considerable importance in the exhibition.
They were mostly young hogs, and of the
best breeds, large and fat—sufficiently so to
drive a fastidious Hebrew into incurable in
sanity. There was not a lean or liungry
looking hog in the crowd, with ribs 6e<etuing
to cry out the words of the poet, altered to
suit circumstances :
“ Thoupli my food should multiply,
I have a stomach for it all,”
Leaving the swine behind we proceed to the
building, and will in as brief a manner ns
possible, notice the articles as they came in
our range of observation, aid commence
with
There were but two samples of this grain
on the tables ; one sample of winter wheat,
sod crop, raised by W. G. Le Due, Esq., on
his farm near Hastings, and a sample of
spring wheat from the farm of Hon. H. 11.
Sibley, near Mendota, both very plump and
full specimens. We were much disappoint
ed in the small display of this necessary
grain, and it is a matter of regret when the
peculiar adaptation of our soil is taken into
consideration, that a greater number of sam
ples were not brought forward, for there can
scarcely be a better soil for wheat-growing.
Mr. Le Due’s sample yielded twenty bushels
per acre—certainly a very good crop for the
first trial. Next to the wheat we came to
the
Mr. L. M. Ford of the Groveland Gardens,
commenced the formidable array, in this
branch with 6ome fine specimens of pump
kins, beans, squashes, citrons, sweet pota
toes, onions, cabbages, egg plants and gar
den seeds ; Mr. Plummer, of Hennepin c >.,
brought a few samples of corn, such as
would satisfy the strongest unbeliever, th: t
Minnesota is not quite “ too cold to grow
cawn Mr. P. had also a very fine sample
of peas ; Mr. F. R. Webb, of Minneapolis,
produced some very good specimens of blue
pod beans, carrots and other vegetables ; Mr.
Cyrus Gray, of St. Paul, had squashes, tur
nips and potatoes —ail very flattering to his
skill as a farmer. McLeod county, we be
lieve, took the prize for the largest and best
potatoes. There was a pumpkin on the
stand, of the Valparaiso variety, raised three
miles east of St. Anthony, weighing 144
pounds. Mr. F. Elwell, of St. Anthony, ex
hibited a very fine flection of potatoes of
different varieties ; Col. E. Case, ot Minnea
polis, bad a specimen of Virginia flour corn ;
Mr. J. W. Selby, of St. Paul, produced the
largest carrots and cabbages on the ground.
There many other specimens of pumpkins,
potatoes, turnips, beets, carrots, &c., and a
look at this department was really worth
the time and money expended.
Mr. Whitefu ld’s views of 4iftpr,ent towns
and cities, and scenes in the Territory, were
admired by all ; the Daguerreotypes and
ambrotypes of Mr. Tuttle, of this city, were
pronounced excel'.ent, and established his re
putation as an accomplished artist ; a girl,
ten years of age, Miss J. F. Loyejoy, of St.
Anthony, produced two or three very well
executed pictures. Mr. Morrell’s Daguerre
otypes were also very good. There were
many other beautiful articles in this depart
ment worthy of the admiration bestowed
upon them.
Manufactured articles were exhibited in
considerable abundance, among which were
a chain pomp manufactured by J. B. Mitch
plfj of St, taewee foy Mr
I
POULTRY DEPARTMENT.
lIOG DEPARTMENT.
THE WHEAT.
VEGETABLES.
Fifc'E ARTS.
SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1850.
Drew, of St. Paul, and a cutter and trotting
buggy from the establishment of Wilkinson
& Co., of St. Paul. Quite a number of farm
ing implements were exhibited, among them
Manny’s and Atkin’s reapers and mowers,
and many other implements of husbanlry.
THE RIDING
Was the closing and most exciting feature
of the exhibition, and six ladies entered the
ring as competitors for the prizes to be
awarded by tbe Committee. They rode the
entire circle a number of times, and Mrs.
Davie, of Minneapolis, was pronounced by
the spectators, the most elegant and grace
ful rider, but each of the fair competitors
rode well, and proved her horsemanship not
to be sneered at or ridiculed by any one.
In the forenoon, a little son of Mr. Hopkins
rode tbe Morgan colt around tbe ring a num
ber of times, and both boy and colt sustain
ed themselves admirably.
Soon after the equestrian performances
were concluded, tbe people began to dis
perse, and all turned their faces homeward,
well pleased and fully satisfied with the
Fair, and the incidents of the day.
The Closing Day of the Fair.
The concourse of on the Fair Grounds on
Friday was again very large. The chief
event of the day was the delivery of the
Annual Address by Governor Ramsey and
the awarding of Premiums. The discourse
of Governor Ramsey was an able and prac
tical one, reviewing at length the success
that had attended agricultural pursuits in
our Territory, and showing the excellence
of our soil for all kinds of grains and other
crops which are produced in the Middle and
Western States. The address will be pub
lished.
In our brief sketch of Saturday, we omit
ted to mention the excellent article of rag
carpet manufactured by Mr. Walters, of St.
Paul; also some fancy needle work, exe
cuted by a little daughter of Truman M.
Smith, only eight years old.
The list of premiums, and to whom
awarded, will be published as soon as we
can procure a corrected copy.
Consistent.— The St. Croix Union is out
in a long article with most weighty reasons
for not supporting Hon. J. B. Dixon for the
Legislature. The editor draws a most truth
ful likeness of this man, showing up liis an
tecedents in a very unenviable light. But
what must we think of an editor or party
that with the same knowledge of the man
and his history one year ago, would support
him for the same office, as did the Union
and the Democracy of Stillwater?
In the Jug.—One of the Democratic
nominees for Representative in Dakota
county was in St. Paul the other day, where
he became so much exhilirated on account of
his brilliant prospects of a seat in the next
Legislature, that he became riotous, and was
placed in jail over night for safe keeping.
He was allowed to depart tbe next morning,
as a longer stay might have injured his elec
tion.
The Charleston Duel.— Mr. A. J. Mc-
Grath was nominated as the Fillmore can
didate for Congress, in the Charleston, 6. C.,
District. A number of articles signed “Nul
lifier,” have lately appeared in the Charles
ton Mercury, in wlrieh Mr. McGrath was
attacked, and his brother challenged Mr.
Tabor, editor of the paper. A duel was the
consequence, and Mr. Tabor was killed.
Since the duel, the Charleston papers have
published a correspondence between Edwin
Rhett, Jr., and A. J. McGrath. Rhett claims
the authorship of the articles signed Nulli
fier, and called upon McGrath to vindicate
his own honor and prevent the duel between
his brother and Mr. Tabor. Mr. McGrath
replies that Rhett’s letter conveyed to him
the first intimation of the duel., and he has
tened to Charleston to prevent It, but was
too late. In regard to Rhett’s challenge, he
says he will follow the dictates of his own
sense of propriety. He has withdrawn as a
candidate for Congress.
Dress of Gentlemf.n— The Newport
correspondence Providence Journal
makes the following comments on the pres
est fashionable extravagance indulged in by
masculine “Young America : M “An extrava
gant quantity of jewelry is particularly
marked in the dress of gentlemen of this
season, and one frequently sees worn at the
same time, three or four studs as large as a
dime, some of them extremely costly; five
or six vest buttons of mosaic and gold, near
ly as large as an American quarter , a heavy
chain, to which is attached charms!—heaven
save the mark—keys and seals, and from a
button-hole dangles a coral coat clasp. Then,
on each hand, rings are worn, one of which
must be of enormous dimensions, for a sig
net ; a gold-headed walking 6tick must also
be conspicuous, and, to add to the effect, the
mustache must be curled a la Louis Napoleonj
whilst an air of fragrance, drawn from a free
use of ‘bouquet de Newport ,’ completes the
tout ensemble /"
Female Physicians — An exchange says
that there are now eight diplomatized female
physicians in Boston. Some of them are
said to have large and lucrative practice.
One has presided at 693 midwifery cases in
seven years. A female practitioner in Wor
cester has attended 908 births 6ince 1849.
In 1855 she was present at 197 births, or
above one-fourth of all the births ip Worces
ter
Office—Third Street, below Cedar.
FOREIGN MEWS.
Arrival of the Arago.
The steamer Arago arrived this morning
at eight o’clock, bringing London dates to
the 6th.
_ A serious conflict had taken place at Tre
bizond, when some Turkish sailors tore
down the Russian flag from a merchant ship,
and threw the Russian sailors into the sea.
The Russian consul demanded satisfaction
from the Captain of the Port.
The Madrid journals state that a severe
conflict occurred on the 9th of September,
between the garrison of Mesilla, on the Mo
rocco coast, and the Moors.
The Spanish had 90 killed and 70 wound
ed. Loss of the Moors still more severe.
Advices from St. Vincent state that the
inhabitants had either abandoned their
homes or died from cholera.
At Madeira the cholera still existed, but
was less fatal.
Wisconsin Legislature,
Senate, 8 p. m— The debate on the Rail
road Grant Bill was continued by Taylor,
Hadley and others. The substitute of fib
Committee of the Whole, for chapter 2, con
fejring the Northwestern Grant on the La
Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad, was adop
ted by votes of 14 to 10.
The rules were then suspended, and the
question taken on the amended bill, which is
conferring the Northern Grant on the Com
pany composed of Loy, Ballard, Cronkhite,
Doty, Weed, Wright, Pinckney, Moore,
Winslow, Kuehn, Hiller, Lamberson, Hertel,
White and Bradley ; and the Western grant
on La Crosse and Milwaukee Company, and
resulted—ayes 14, noes 10.
Senate, at 11 p, m., adjourned.
U. S. Agricultural Society.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 6.
The very extensive arrangements for the
exhibition of the U. S. Agricultural Society,
which is to commence here to-morrow and
continue till Saturday noftn, is nearly com
pleted. 1,200 pens for cattle are erected.
Every thing promises to render this one of
the grandest exhibitions ever held in the
United States. Col. Wilder, President, and
the other officers of the Society and invited
guests on tbe ground, and many agricultur
ists are here. Trial course for horses is
beautifully laid out, and the exhibition of
speed upon it is expected to be very inter
esting and exciting. The parade of tbe
butchers, on the 9th inst., wdl be a grand
sight. The cavalcade will consist of two
thousand men and horses.
Archbishop Hughes and Col. Fremont.
New York, Oct. 8.
Archbishop Hughes published the subjoined
card in the morning papers.
The Arch Bishop Hughes of New York
thinks it due both to the private feelings of
Col. Fremont and his family, as well as to
reasonable self-respect, to state that he has
nothing to do either directly or indirectly
with a letter which is now being circulated
throughout the newspapers, purporting to
have been written by J. McMastep, editor
and proprietor of the Freeman’s Journal.
Several of these papers connect Archbishop
Hughes’ name jointly with that letter, and
some of them go far as to designate it as the
testimony of Arch Bishop Hughes.
Now, the Arch Bishop is bound to say
that whether, as regards the matter espec
ially alluded to in this letter, or in regard to
any other topic involving, by implication bis
name with any charges which could fix a
stain on the private or personal character of
001. Fremont. He, the Arch Bishop, h-:s
not made or authorized any one to make an
accusation against Mr. Fremont.
This, of course, is negative testimony, but
a sense of Justice as iar as the Arch Bishop
is concerned, will not permit him to with
hold it.
Yellow Fever.
Three new cases of fever reported to-day
at Fort Ilamilt n, including one at the Mili
tary Hospital.
The Unitarian Church dismissed their
Pastor, Rev. Monchard D. Conway, on ac
count of his having preached against Slave
ry. It was done by a small majority. Some
of the Anti-Slavery members were absent
from the city.
A telegram received from Richmond to
day, states that R. K. Botts and Mr. Tryon,
of the Enquirer, had left that city for the
vicinity of Washington, to fight a duel. The
police are on the look out for them.
The California Nomination.
The Republican nominations which were
made by the State Convention which assem
bled at Sacramento on the 27th August,
formed a ticket of which any party might
well be proud. Alexander Bell, of Los An
gelos, who heads the electoral ticket, has
been a resident of California for more than
thirty years, and he is the mo6t popular mao
among the native Californians that could
have been found. Ilis selection was a most
judicious one. Judge Tracy, of San Fran
oiseo, the other elector at large, is also a most
excellent selection. He is said to be the
most eloquent political orator in the State.
In regard to the Congressional ticket the
Republicans have been equally happy. Ira
P. Rankin is a gentleman well known to our
fellow citizens. Some fifteen years since he
was a member of the firm of Holbrook,Car
ter A Co., and afterwards of the firm of Car
ter & Rankin. An intelligent merchant, a
gentleman of spotless integrity as well as of
fine abilities, be will do much to restore the
good character of his adopted State, and to
purify ber fame, if he shall be selected in
place of the murderer and black-leg who now
disgraces the State as its Representative m
Congress. Tom Cox, of Plumas, as he is
familiarly relied, is spoken of as a speaker
of remarkable wit, humor, and power. A
miner by profession, formerly a leading Dgm
ocrat, but thoroughly disgusted with the
outrages of his old party, his selection is
universally regarded as a great hit. The
moral fitness of . both candidates was most
thoroughly scrutinised, «id the result being
satisfactory, the Convention made tbeir nom
ination unanimous and enthusiastic,—Bos
ton Atlas. ••
JKST Rev. L. Ames bury of Chester, N.
fL, has been called to the Congregational
fhqreb, jn£arib*ujt,
New York, Oct. 8.
Madison, Oct. 2.
New York, Oct. 8
Washington, Oct. 6.
INTENTIONAL DUPLICATE EXPOSURE
Baron Humboldt on American Slavery,
It was our fortune in the year 1850, to
accompany a distinguished American on a
visit to Baron Von Humboldt at Potsdam.
After expatiating long and eloquently upon
the exbaustless resources, the marvellous
progress and the glorious destinies of the
Ui ited States, and expressing, in language
of similar ardor and animation, his own love
and admiration for the county, the venera
ble philosopher added,addressing our Amer
ican friend: “But there is one thing, sir,
which grieves me more than I can describe,
and that is the polcy you have lately adop
ted in regard to Slavery. lam not so un
reasonable as to expect that you should in
stantly emancipate your slaves. 1 know
well the formidable difficulties that you have
to contend with in solving the problem of
Slavery. But what occasions deep sorrow
and pain, believe me, to all lovers of your
great country, is to find that instead of adop
ting any means, however slow and gradual,
to relieve yourselves of it, you are constant
ly trying to extend and consolidate a system
which is not only opposed to all the princi
ples of moral it}', but, as it appears to me, is
pregnant with appalling and inevitable dan
gers to the future of the Republic itself. Tell
your countrymen this from me.” These are
wise and worthy words, coming from an au
thority than whom there exists not a greater
at this moment on the face of the earth. —
London Star.
Slavery in Oregon. — There is a large
Missouri population here, and occasionally a
negro is seen among them. And in one in
stance a girl has changed hands twice. In
the second instance, she was, it is reported,
sold for S3OO. There are in'elligent and
prudent people in Oregon, who honestly de
clare their conviction that there will be a
tremendous struggle to legalize slavery in
this Territory yet. And unless a change of
administration should occur at Washington,
all the influence of the General Government
will go to favor the movement. The writer
has been a resident of Oregon for eight
years, and during that period heard Govern
ment officials, and appointees of the Presi
dent, argue earnestly for the introduction of
slavery into Oregon. And if pro-slavery
sentiments prevail in Kansas, then Oregon
will be the next field for the propagandists
to pounce upon. It will probably be some
years before Oregon will be a State,— Ore
gon Cor. Times.
Fillmore in New York—Ridiculous
Rumors —We understand that Col. Forney,
the man of all work for Buchanan in the
present canvass, is busy circulating all sorts
of stories and inventing absurdities without
number in reference to the prospects of the
oandidatoe. Among other things, lie Laß
scattered a story throughout Pennsylvania
that New York will go for Fillmore by 50,-
000 majority. We have seen a similor story
in the Richmong Whig, and other Southern
papeis. These ridiculous fabrications are
circulated throughout the South for the pur
pose of bolstering up the Fillmore interest;
and they are repeated by Forney in Penn
sylvania, in order to affect the vote in that
State on the 14th. A more ridiculous ab
surdity has never been fabricated by tbe
frightened cherubs of the nigger driving de
mocracy. In this State, no one pretending
to any knowledge of politics would risk his
reputation by promising a majority for Fill
more. Every one who knows any thing of
political affairs, from Sandy Hook to Niaga
ra, and every traveler through the State who
has seen the drift of opinion, Is aware that
one of the surest States in the Union for
Fremont is the Empire State. Every day
adds strength to the Fremont party; the
only danger Is, indeed, that it may become
too strong, and that internal quarrels may
break out in it before flip result is ascer
tained.
In fine, the politicians of the Middle,
Southern And Western States may rest sat
isfied that the vote of New York is safe for
Fremont. Every indication points to that
result— N. Y. Herald.
Recovery of a Stolen Mare.— About
two weeks ago, a fellow hired a valuable
mare from the stable of M. O. WaJker, to
ride out beyond Decorah. A week passed,
and no tidings of mare or rider. Bills were
issued by Mr. Ratbbone, stage agent, de
scribing both, and offering a reward for their
apprehension. The thief, instead of goin?
to his pretended place of destination brought
up at Galena, where he offered to sell the an
imal for <J7O, which excited the suspicions
of officer Burke, of Galena, who determined
to watch Mr. Horse Thief. Thief seeing
some one on his track, his fears readily led
him to believe himself pursued. lie accor
dingly dismounted and took to the bushe r ,
leaving the mare to fall into the hands of the
officer. Yesterday 6he returned to Lansing,
looking none the worse for her trip down
the river by land. —Lansing Mirror.
Can it Be? —Would the Democrats al
low 6uch a thing among them, as a “minister
meddling with politics ?” Rtv. Norris Hobart
presided at the Goodhue County Democratic
Convention, held last week at lied Wing ;
and—horril-le to tell! Rev. Norris Hobart
was nominated , nominated, too, for Register
of Deeds. O what a depravity J It is near
ly as bad as that Hennepin County Demo
cratic nomination of Rev. Norman McLeod
for Representative. Mr. McLeod, we -hear,
declines running, perhaps because he does
not like to be on the same ticket with Thos.
B. Hunt— St. Anthony Republican.
Hail Storm. —On the 30th ult„ a violent
haii storm passed over Meeklenburg county,
Vo. The Tobacco Plant says“JSntire fields
of tobacco are in utter ruins, only enough
being left to show the extent of the iigury.
The calamity is really a most serious one
under existing circcmstances. The corn
crops of this entire county are 6uch com
plete failures that the farmers have relied
upon the proceeds of their tobacco crops to
buy them bread. This resource being swept
away from them they are left in a very un
pleasant situation. Much of the tobacco de
stroyed was very promising.
JEST The principal arguments of
Buchaneers in this campaign may be thus
enumerated—First argument—" You lie.”
Second—" Go to b—l.” Third—" I’ll bet
you ten dollars,”
TUESDAY HORNING, OCT. 14, 1856,
Business In St. Paul.
Business on the Levee and in the streets
of St. Paul is assuming the most lively ap
pearance. The Levee is covered with boxes
and bags, teams and drays, making it almost
impossible for pedestrians to get along. We
have been told by some of our business men
that tl.ey have sold more goods in the last
few weeks, by one hundred per cent., than
they have ever done before in the same spaco
of time. In real estate there is also ahealthy
activity.
The following oomprise the sales effected
by Colonel McKenty, for the week ending
Oct 11, viz.:
The balance of Lake Coino villas..s9,OoO 00
2400 acres in Fillmore county.... 8,400 00
160 acres in Sec. 17, T. 29, R. 23 2,000 00
240 acres in Secs. It and 20, T.
30, R. 23 2,000 00
ICO acres in Dakota co., near
Lakeville 750 00
ICO acres in Secs. 23 and 20, T.
29, R. 22 ;. 4.000 00
240 acres in Winona c0,,..,,. t 840 00
Runaways,— The running away of horses
through our streets is getting too frequent—
too fashionable. Even old horses that have
not during the last six years ever been
known to go a mile in less than twenty
minutes, have caught the infection ; and not
a day passes, but there are three or four
runaways, breaking up carriages, spilling
out women and children, and sometimes men
against corners of fences and piles of brick
and into beds of mortar, breaking heads and
ribs and dislocating shoulders and ankles,
and bruising, and tearing clothes, and kill
ing horses, &c. If it can be, it is high time
it should be stopped. Either the horses are
too spirited or the streets too narrow and
obstructed, or the drivers too—too—excited,
or all these causes combined, that makes the
riding in carriages and the crossingof streets
attended with great personal danger. Mike
Walsh used to say that a man would have to
exercise more judgment to cross Broadway
in safety than it would to qualify a respecta
ble justice of the peace. If these things
continue in St. Paul, how long will it be be
fore some heart-rending calamity will take
place that will put the whole city in mourn
ing ? We shudder to think of it. Cannot
some ordinance be framed that will in a mea
sure lessen the danger? Think of it, City
Fathers, think of it.
New Land Offices in Minnesota
The President has fixed the location of the
two new Land Offices for Minnesota. The
oue for the Northwest District will be at
Ojibewa, and that for the Northeast District
at Buchanan on Lake Superior,
Declined,— Captain Wm. B. Dodd, of
St. Peter, has declined a nomination for
Councillor, tendered him by sundry citizens
of Le Sueur and Steele counties. Wonders
will never cease.
Oroxoco Courier.— The first number of
a weekly newspaper, to be called tlie Orono
co Courier, will be issued by E. A. Bowns &
Co., at Oronoco. on, or near the first of No
vember, Oponoco is fast becoming one of
the most important inland towns of Minne
sota, It is situated n Olmsted county, in
the midst of a rapidly growing and fertile
district; this county has already a popula
tion which in numbers, wealth and intelli
gent enterprise will compare favorably with
any county in the territory. The Courier
will be the first paper published in the coun
ty, and the only one wi hin a large scope of
country.
The Great Gathering gt Tippecanoe.
A correspondent of the Chicago Tribune
writes as foil -ws of the numbers present at
the great Fremont meeting on the Tippeca
noe Battle Ground on the first days of Oc
tober :
“In 1840, I attended all the large gather
ing of the people in Ohio and Indiana ; but
I have nowhere seen any thing like this.
The estimates of the numbers vary, as men
who make them are or are not in the liabit
of computing computing crowds. The low
est figure that 1 have seen 75,000, and from
that point the eonut is upward, until 100,-
000 is reached. The first may appear fabu
lous ; but were you here to 6ee, you could
not doubt. Yesterday, when the crowd was
almost a half less than t:,-day, it was confi
dently put down at 40,000. What it is now,
at this writing, when the attendance is larg
est, you may judge. It cannot fall short of
eighty thousand 1 They come lrom every
nook and corner of the State—not a county
that has not its hundreds of representatives,
and some counties immediately surrounding
this spot, have thousands, Of course, it is
an army with banners. Almost every dele
gation has an American flag, its transparen
cies and streamers. Of these there are at
least a thousand on the ground.”
jar The lion. David 1) Field, in his late
speech at Philadelphia, spoke as follows :
" You have then your o’joice fellow-citizens,
between Buchanan, the aggressor, the slave
apologist and extensionst, who passed from
one party to its antagonist, belaying in both,
and is now grown old in office, Rad Fre
mont, the conservative, the conqueror, of
-California, the explorer of what shall yet be
jour great highway, and the true road to In
dia. Yon shall choose between Fremont and
freedom, and Bncbanan and slavery. May
that choice be worthy of that great coo
igenwealth which Penn founded ; to which
fa* bequeathed hw peaceful and conservative
policy, and upoq which he impressed hi*
mortal name,’-'
EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS.
meeting of tlie Republicans and Nation*
*1 Americans.
Harrisburg, Oct. 7.
The Republican State Committee and the
North Americans met here
to-day, but adjourned to the 16th without
torm.ng a fusion Electoral Ticket.
The Americans refused to aid in the form
ation of a new ticket.
lhe city was tilled with prominent politi
cians Ihaddeus Stevens, Thurlow Weed,
Preston King, Mr. Edge, Mr. Sanford, of
*ovk> Gov. Johnson, James Burch,
Wimon Cameron and others were circulating
among the Committee,
AnotLer despatch styles this a fraudulent
attempt to gain a conference of the different
Committees, as notices had been sent to the
members as if by the authority of the Com
mittee ; but the fraud was detected, and but
very few members were in attendance, and
those refuse to countenance the attempt.
Prealdept Fierce,
Portsmouth, Oct. 8.
, r Tl ! e . Resident was received to-day by the
* lunicipal Government and a large concourse
of citizens, who extended to him a warm
and cordial greeting. After an address of
weloome by the Mayor, to which the Presi
dent briefly replied, he was escorted to the
Rockingham House.
In the evering the President held a levee,
and great numbers of citizens and persons
Irorn the adjoining towns paid their personal
respects to him.
$25,990 00
ibis evening the President is expected to
attend a ball at the residence of Com. New
comb at the Navy Yard.
Hartford, Oct. 8.
Official returnshave been received from
HO towns in which elections were held on
Monday,
le returns s show 58 for Buchanan and
oo for c remont—two towns are equally di
vided. J
Democratic gain 22, and the Republicans
b—a net gain to the Democrats of 14 from
the last town elections, The vote was close
ly contested.
United States Agricultural Society,
Philadelphia, Oct. 8.
It is estimated that there were 50,000 vis
itors to the National Aricultural Fair to-day,
1' ive thousand dollars were taken in for sin
gle tickets.
Among the distinguished visitors were
Hon Henry Wilson, from Massachusetts,
and Geo. P. Curtis, of Va,
The latter gentleman made an excellent
address at the dinner given,
1 he great scene of attraction was the race
course. 8,000 persons filled the stand.
The trot was for horses that had never
run for money before.
Nine were entered for the race and the
best time made was 2:42. The winner was
given a premium of $250.
To-morrow will be the best day, and the
parade of the butchers will attract an im
mense throng.
Ibis afternoon the Washington Engine
Company, from Charleston, Mass., will visit
the Fair.
Philadelphia, Oct. 9.
Tlie Americans and Republicans have
fused their Assembly tickets in this city and
in all prominent districts, excepting the 11th
where Judge Kelly is the Republican candi
date.
1 lie National Fairgrounds are still crowd
ed with a dense mass of fieople.
1 lie number of visitors will exceed one
hundred thousand.
1 he butchers’ parade is a showy affair,
but not as large as was anticipated.
The American Convention to-day re-nom
inated lion. fs. G. Haven for Congress, by
acclamation. *
H*w to Dissolve the Union.
A Virgin a paper, the Petersburgh Intel
ligencer, gives the particulars about how the
Union is to be burst up, in case the Buchan
an men cannot command votes enough to
elect their candidate •:
“ He who doubts that the election of John
C. Fremont to the Presidency would bring
about an immediate dissolution of the
Union, would deny the existence of the sun
in heaven, or anything else equally palpable
to the senses. Fremont could not for the
want of agents carry on the internal admin
istration of the country. No man in the
South ean take a commission from him, and
no man sent from the North to the South,
for the purpose of filling any office under his
administration, will be allowed to stay here.
He will be notified to leave, and if he dis
regards the notice he will be earned off on a
rail and his office shut up. Take our own
town as an example. Will any citizen of it
acecpt a commission of Postmaster from
Fremont ? If one so base could bp found
lie would not be allowed to remain in the of
fice one day at hour, but would be driven
from our midst with the unanimous execra
tions of the community upon his infamous
head. Here, then, would be a stoppage of
the mails, and what will follow ?
" Should the President attempt, by any
armed force, to open, and keep open, the
Post Office, that force will be resisted by
force, and tbps we should have revolution
or disruption of the government, or in other
words a dissolution of the Union. Of th#
office of Collector of the Customs, M*r*hsl
of tbo District, and in every ot&er federal
office in Virginia, and the whole South, thp
same thing may be said j and then where,
we should like to know, would be the ad
ministration of the Federal Government ?
With, the mails stopped, the collection of the
revenue stopped, and the prooess of the Fed
eral courts struck dead by the want of an
officer to execute them, we repeat, what
would become of the Federal administra
tion ? And yet this state of affairs wifi as
surely ensue as Fremont is elected,”
The New York Tribune says that when
it comes to pass that Virginians refuse to
hold office it will believe, not only that the
Union is upset, but that the world itself is
to an end.
JEST Gen. Whitfield, whom the Bordej
Ruffians tried to thrust upon Congress as
Delegate from Kansas, is now in Mississippi,
raising men and money for Kansss,
NO. 5
Connecticut Election,
Buffalo, Oct 9.
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