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<I A Romanck in Real Life.—One of those little episodes which are happening all around us every day, and which, from ina bility to see into, we kuow nothing of, was told us a day or two ago, by an acquain tance. Some months since, a young merchant do ing business iu a tlourishing town up the Minnesota River, went East and married a young and accomplished girl to whom his faith had long been plighted. He bore her away from a luxurious home, where she had been reared in aflluence and luxury, to his own Minnesota home, where, as he had not been long a resident, all the conveniences and luxuries of Eastern homes had not yet gath ered around him. It was borne uncomplain ingly for some time by the “high-born lady,” but at length dissatisfaction with her lot overbalanced the tender love for the man whom she had followed two thousand miles to share his Western homo, and she deter mined to returned to her relatives. An op portunity soou presented itself. Her hush and was called to leave home on business, intend ing to go up the Mississippi. He came here to St. Paul first, to procure a conveyance back into the country. Mcautime, the homesick wife passed a lone ly night in her humble h.me,and next moru ing early, packed a large traveling trunk be longing to her husban 1 with her own clothes , and valuables, and iu an hour more, was ou board a Minnesota packet, on her way down to St. Paul, to catch a Galena boat. At i noon, she was transferred, with her baggage, ; to a down-river packet at our landing. Nat- j vrally timid, and seeing a group of men at j the office bar, she did not apply to the clerk j for passage, but prevailed ou the chamber- i maid to give her a stateroom, which she ob tained. As luck would have it, it rained, or gave pospect of rain that morning, and Mr. was prevented from completing his bus : ness here, and getting a conveyance into the country a> he had intended. Having some bus ness on the packet which was to go out next morning, he stepped on board of her, and went to the clerk’s office. What was h'.s surprise to see there his own well-known traveling trunk, which he had left at home iKj previous! Bur. lary and robbers came immediately into his mind, and he in quired of the clerk concerning it. But he kuew nothing o: it, or who had brought it there. An inkling of the facts just then flashed on his mind, and the books were ex amined ; but no such name as Mrs. ap peared outhe list; further inquiry of the cham bermaid was instituted, which revealed the fact that a lady auswering Mrs. ——’s de scription was iu her stateroom. The three then proceed to No. where Mrs. was found. She refused to see or converse with her husband except iu the presence of the clerk. An explanation ensued, however, when the husband learned, for the first time, how much his bride had suffered unkn own to him ; the result of which was that Mrs. fell into his arms, declaring she would never, never leave him again. A Mankato packet was just ringing its last bell, and be fore night the couple were again in their own .house on the banks of the Minnesota River, contented therein. Mercantile Library Association. —Last Tuesday evening in response to previous no tice, a number of citizens couvened at tl»e office of Dr. Simonton, over Bond’s drug store, for the purpose of organizing a Mercan tile Library Association. Gerrit Hewitt, Esq., was called to the chair, and Mr. John W. ltoche to act as Secretary. The object of the meeting was state by the chairman, and appropriate remarks were elicited from several gentlemen. On motion a committee of five was ap pointed to report at the next meeting suita ble officers for the permanent organization of the society, Constitution and By-Laws for its government, Ac. The following gentlemen comprise said committee: Messrs. I). C. Jones, J. P. Pond, O. A. Benjamin, J. D. Gould and Dr. T. D. Simonton. It was resolved that the proceedings of the meeting be published in the daily papers of St. Paul, and that the attendance and co operation, at the next meeting, of all who feel or will take any interest iu the success of a Library Association, in this city, be in vited. The meeting then adjourned to meet in the same place, on Friday evening next at 8 o'clock We hope this measure will meet with the co-operation of all our young men, and in deed all our citizens. Mercantile Library Associations are useful societies. They exist in all or nearly ali the cities of the United States, and in some places have accumulated large libraries, which are thus made accessi ble to thousands of readers. Then the facili ty for procuring lecturers, &c., is made much greater by such associations. We and all citizens who share in the benefits, hope the proposed Association may succeed, and that all the young men of our city in the mercan tile business may unite with it. Speculation — Importance of the Sun in such matter*.— Sroos is a denizen of St. Paul, and while he is a gentleman of polished address, he is also a Lir-barian and a mighty clever fel low. For a long series of years a steamboat man, he still gets np steam, on short notice.— Spoon is now stirring in real estate. The following conversation between himself and a Nininger man will show his prospects in a matter now on his hands : “ Dick, I’ve got a customer, sure as shoot ing. Can’t be beat But the deuce take the rains I—can’t find my lot!” “ What’s the matter ?” u morning I took my man out— rode out in a buggy, and when we reached the spot the lot was gone !” “Spoon, what in the world do you mean?” “The rains!— rains! Found the lot two feet under water—sure as shooting—gone— out of sight every inch ! Told my man we had taken the wrong road. Now only give me three days’ sun to bring back my lot to the earth again, an l I’ll have him sure. All cash—every red !” “ Whoo-ah-hoo!” Grapes in Minnesota. —The editor of the St. Anthony Express acknowledges the re ceipt of some magnificent grapes, of the Isa bella variety—each grape being as large as a walnut, nearly ; of a dark, rich purple color, and very mellow. The vines have been grow ing two winters, and prove that our climate is not unfavorable to their culture. Yesterday was a cold, unpleasant, rainy day. St. Paul Library Association. This is the name of a society organized in this city last winter, by a few of our enterprising and go-ahead young men. During the winter, the society held weekly meetings at each cue of which, more or less joined the Asso ciation, until now it uumbers quite a respect able list of contributing members who have already ou hand, at the society’s room, the nucleus of what we hope will prove an exten sive library. The society is organized on the same plan of the Mercantile Library Associations of Eastern cities, and its object the mental im provement of its members. The reason why the word “Mercantile’’ was struck out of the title, was, in order that young men of all pur suits might bec<'ino members of the Institu tion, regardless of their belonging to the mercantile class of community. Last winter their meetings, with one exception, were pri vate except to members of the Association, in order that they might have time to pre pare themselves for giving public entertain j merits, which they design doing the coming winter should our citizens favor them with their attendance. In these entertainments they do not design following after the old hackneyed and worn-out system of giving a course of public lectures. m It is a system that was good enough in its time, and interested people then, to some ex tent ; now the ablest lecturers in the eastern part of the country fail to draw anything of an audience to listen to them which is con viucing proof that the'people have become surfeited on lectures and desire a change.— The mode of proceeding in these public meetings, by the Library Association will be similar to that of last winter ; viz : A dis cussion, by speakers selected for that pur pose, of some subject of general importance to be followed by the delivery of a short Poem of a humorous and eutertaining char acter. la this way they hope to interest the public. The Association intends to resume its meetings in a few weeks at its Rooms on Third Street, where those wishing to become members can have an opportunity of uni ting- The President of the Association is Chas. K. Mayo, Esq., and the Vice President, is R. F. Holseworth, Esq, At the session of the Legislature la-t winter through the exertions of these gentlemen a ebrator was procured for the Association, which gives them privil eges of a favorable character, to the accom plishment of the objects for which the Asso ciation was formed. We hope to see it suc ceed, and meet the most sanguine expecta tions of it 6 enterprising founders. An Improver of Spare Time. —At a po litical meeting in Rice county, in this Tcrri toiy, while the committee were out writing resolutions, a sturdy old farmer rose and ad dressed the chair: “Mr. President, mout I say a word ?” ask ed he. ‘‘The meeting will be proud to hear from you, Mr. Subsoil.” “ Well, Mr. Presidm', enduren of the time the committee’s out, couldn't you, tell us all lioic you've bedded your ’talers There was a great laugh at Subsoil’s ex pense, but his question involved a matter o( more practical importance than such as often come before political meetings. Those “Five Hundred Laborers,’’ em ployed on the streets of St Paul aro as likoly to become as celebrated in the prints of the the day, as the “six hundred” who rode into the jaws of death at Balaclava. The Times and Pioneer have become philanthropic over the predicted sufferings of the street grading population, during the coming winter. It isn’t, maybe, generally known that the elec tions will be all over long before that time, and the services of this regiment of Irish vot ers being no longer required, they will be al lowed to scatter and disperse wheiever they can get employment. After all our politi cians are the greatest philanthropists, (until after election) when the “dear people,” es pecially the “rich Irish brogue,’’ lose their attractions. What a jolly time for the Dim mychratic party when (he railroads are being built. Philanthropy will spread itself then. Machinery for the Minnesota River. —We noticed, on the levee yesterday, a lot of machinery, directed to the Belle Plain Company, at that place, consisting of a steam saw mill, planing, lath and other machines, awaiting transbihment to that point. Ihe fixtures ami engines for a steam saw mill and other works were lying near it, di rected to some one in Le Seur. The people of the Minnesota valley are determined to be well supplied with machinery and saw mills. New Books in Press.—T. B. Peterson, 300 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, has the following new books in press, and will be is sued soon. Copies will be sent to any part of tne Lnite l States free of postage, on re ceipt of the price. “Thu Lost Daughter, and otherjtrue stories'of the west, by Mrs. Caroline Lee Hkxtz. 1 Vol. 12 tno., cloth. Price $1,25. 2 vols. paper cover, sl.” This is a collection of stories from the pen of one ot the most popular writers in Ameri ca, whose works are more read than any other. ’‘.Mrs. Kale’s Receipts for the Million,” containing over fo.ir thousand live hundred Receipts, facts, di rections, Ac., in Ornamental and Domestic Arts. 1 Vol. of 800 pages. Cloth, $1,25. This volume tells its own story of value It will be issued on the 3rd of October. The Gas Pipes are about being laid up John Street, as far as Ninth. They already extended down Seventh Street to John. Bye the by, when is the macadamising of Last Seventh Street to be finished ? Ilas’ut it been in hand nearly long enough ? Ihe Episcopal Church on the corner of Olive &, Ninth Street is being rapidly put under roof. Ibis church will be an ornament to that part of town from its beautiful and tasteful architecture. During’the time of its unfinished state, the congregation which *is already organised, hold service on Sunday morning and evening in the Chapel of the Stone School House on Bth St. The Levee. —This place wore a busy air yesterday. It was piled up'with freight, and crowded with drays and teams. A large quantity of freight was being landed from the Milwaukeo and War Eagle. Several Minnesota River boats were loading, and bus tie and business were noticeable in all depart ments. Travellers did not seem to be scarce, either. This looks like a revival of business, and a reaction from the dull times we have had for three or four weeks past. It really seems we are to have brisk business, and busy times now. Jo. Brown Appointed* It will be seen by the news by telegraph, that Jos. R. Brown, finally and at last, suc ceeds Mr. Fladkeau as Sioux Agent. Benefit for the Relatives of Donn elley.—The proprietor of the People’s The atre having kindly given the use of his theatre to the St. Paul Light Cavalry Com pany, for a Benefit in aid of the family of the late J. Frank Douuelly who lost his life in au engagement with the Chippewa Indians, we are induced to hope that the citizens and visitors of St. Paul will respond cheerfully to this appeal to their sympathies. The de ceased was a young man in the prime of life, beloved by all who knew him—the main sup port of his bereaved father and mother, to whom no earthy reparation can compensate for the loss of their beloved son, engaged iu the service of h : s country ; and while acting under the orders of the Commander-in-Chief of the Territory, to "protect the homes and firesides of the defenceless frontier settlers from the depradations of a lawless band of roving Indians, poor Donnelly was killed. Such a case is justly entitled to our warm est consideration; and we know it is only ne cessary to intimate to our fellow citizens that Thursday evening next is appointed for the benefit, when they, with their accustomed liberality, will come forward to a man, in support of such an undertaking, aud pour “oil and balm” on the lacerated spirits of the be reaved lamily. The Military Companies of the city will attend in full uniform, and the aid of all is invited, in such a charitable un dertaking. The Gas Company have received some more fixtures and pipe. The work of laying the pipe goes bravely on, and ere long not only the public lamps, but private houses will be supplied with this beautiful light. A Fine Building. —We inspected a fine building yesterday now being erected next door to Davenport’s book store, on St. An thony street. It is a three story stone edi fice, with iron front, and built in a durable manner. It is 44 feet front, and 80 feet deep, aud has a basement dry and airy. It is in tended foj a store on the ground floor, and offices above. It is being built by Mr. F. C. Brown. The plan was got up by Wm. Stew art, a young architect who lias designed sev eral fine buildings now being erected. Mr. Markof., iEronautist, will ascend in his new aud beautiful balloon, “Minnesota” oui next Tuesday, without fail. The ascen sion will take place at the Gas Works, and pr eparations have been made to accommodate al- 1 wishing to go inside the enclosure. Tick ets $1 each. As Mr. Markoe has been to great expense in making the balloon, it is to be- hoped that he will sell tickets enough to remunerate him. As this is the first balloon aacension ever given in Minnesota, it ought to be well patronized. The Stillwater Road. —The Street Com missioners of the First Ward will do well to look to the condition of this road, where it branches off jfrom Eighth street, near the st ne School-house. The common route of travel is across a slough, almost impassable, ex cept in dryest weather, out by the Episco pal church. The bridge at Olive st., a few steps farther on, is in miserable condition.— Tl ‘ere is an immense travel passing over these two places, and the condition of the road is a shame. Do fix it up a little, and not have so many complaints. Cottage Sites and Architecture. —The number of beautiful sites for cottages and el sgant residences in and around St. Paul, hn.s been often remarked by strangers. It has not escaped the notice of our own citi zei is cither, as the number of tasteful resi de nces attest. But a more beautiful order of architecture could well become prevalent. W ith the fall in the price of lumber, a great er disposition seems to be indicated to go in to more superfluous ami expensive styles of building. But a neat Gothic or Italian cot tage forms just as tasteful and elegant a dwell ing for a suburban residence as a costly and ma ssive rectangular pile of brick or stone. U e would like to sec some such styles of architecture common along the drives and a veil. s around ht. Paul. Many fine resi des now dot the hills of St. Paul, and liu-j r cds more will be built soon. But an j:; n. OVcment is needed in cottage arcliitec. tzra . Then, what would otherwise have been fi’r, all, ill-arranged and ill looking buildings, will become, with no more outlay, handsome cottage homes. The appearance and beauty •of the city will be enhanced, and a short time change old and common looking districts in to beautiful neighborhoods. A Thousand Steamboat Arrivals This Year. —According to the report of the City Marshal, there have been over six hundred at rivals of steamboats at. our Levee this sea son. This is at the rate of about five a day, and should they continue at the same rutc for the two months of navigation this season, we will chronicle nearly a thousand arrivals at our Levee'tliis year! Verily, the “Port of St. Paul ” is becoming one of importance. Police Court. —Peter Wintern, was fined #5 and committed for drunkenness. Fred. Walters, a clerk, was charged with having taken a pocket book containing 860 from the person of the complainant. There seemed to be no proof of the crime and Mr. W. was was released on bonds of §3OO. Melon-ciioly. —Two men in Minneapolis last week were engaged in hooking water melons. The owner suddenly appeared arm ed with a musket. One of them surrender ed, but the other fled, when the owner fired after him, lodging thirteen shot in his back and spine, severely wounding him. The wounded man is now convalescent, but has commenced a civil action against the owner of the patch for damages. The Frank Steele. —This boat is now running from St. Paul to the town of Louis ville. Tiif Weather yesterday was cold and disagreeable, and seemed to throw a damp on business and travel. It was a dull day all over town, and there was nothing worthy of itemizing occurred anywhere. Decline in the Price of Lumber.— Lumber has declined in price recently from 15 to 25 per cent. A large supply, and scarcity pf money has [probably produced this. Messrs. Coffin & Ball, Clerks of the War Eagle, are good boys. We are debtors of their’s to the extent of a bundle of late pa pers. The Saint Paul Plre Department—Ap propriation of $5,000 by City Connell. We have a Fire Department al last, and are in a fair way to have good apparatus. “Hope Engine Co. No. 1” was organised on Monday evening, in Upper Town, in anti cipation of the purchase by the City Council of apparatus to rig one out. The following officers were elected for one year. M. Levoy, Foreman. R. 0. Wiley, Assistant Foreman. J osepli Aery, No. 2. “ “ John. T. Toal, Recording Secretary. J. 11. Dodge, Treasurer. J H. Bristow, Steward. Tfao company applied for admission to the Fiie Department at the City Council yester day, and were recognized by a resolution pas sed by that body, as belonging to the Fire Department of St. Paul, under the name chosen. Aid. Branch then offered a resolution ap propriating $.1,000 towards procuring two Fire Engines and two Ilose Carriages for the use of the Department. Aid. Emerson from the Committee appoin ted some time since to procure estimates of the cost of the apparatus, stated that they had been offered in Philadelphia by a man ufacturer, a seven-inch Cylinder Engine, for SIOOO, and hose cart with 500 feet of hose complete for SIOOO. They had concluded to take two of each, and the remaining SIOOO would pay freight expenses, &c. The resolution was passed without de bate. Another company will be immediately or ganized in lower town. In this City yesterday, Jons Brisbis.soii of A. T. and M. A. Chainblin, aged about IT months. Funeral from the residence of Sir. Chamblin, at 2 o’- clock. to-day. It is but recently that the grave closed over anotheT of the children of these parents, and they may be assu red of cordial sympathy in their new sorrow. * Iu this city, Saturday morning, September sth, Charles Judson, only child of Jenson and Lizzie A. Parser. As the sweet flowers that scent the morn, Bat withers in the rising (lay, Tims lovely was this infant’s dawn, Thus swiftly fled its life away. If we had thought thou couldst have died, We might not weep for thee ; But we forgot, when by thy side, That tliou couldst mortal be. It never through our minds had passed Tiie time would e’er be o’er, That we on thee should look our last—■ That tliou sliouldst smile no more. New Hampshire papers please copy. A Splendid Warehouse. —We yesterday inspected a new and large warehouse in course of erection, for Messrs. D. 11. Valen tine & Co., on the corner of Sibley street and the levee. It is built of stone, in the most massive and durable manner, and will be one of the largest and finest warehouses in the city. It is 50 feet front, and runs back 150 feet on Sibley street. It is to be two stories with high basement. The floors, pillars, <fcc., and all the carpenter work is of the heaviest description, and are calculated to bear a great weight of freight. The whole building will cost about SIB,OOO. The carpenter work is bj r Mr. Keller; Mr. A. F. Parker is doing the mason work. A New and Important Freight Route. —By reference to our advertising columns, it will be seen that a new and quick freight route from the East to the West will soon be opened, of much importance to our mer chants, shippers, and forwarding agencies.— The railroad from Buffalo to the terminus on Lake Huron, saves Jive hundred miles of lake navigation, as well as loss of time, &c., and in connection with the New York and Erie Road beyond Buffalo, and the line of lake steamers to Milwaukee, and the Milwaukee, Prairie du Chien and St. Paul route offers unparalled inducements to shippers and mer chants for cheap and quick conveyance of freight. When tID St. Paul aud Superior Road shall be completed, the importance of the Buffalo and Lake Huron Railway, in connection with that lake route, will be man ifest. By reference to the advertisements and circulars of the company it will be seen that this uew and important road will bo complet ed from the city of Buffalo to Goderich Har bor, on Lake Huron, bylhe Ist of January, 1858, and in connection with steamers from Goderich, will open to merchants a freight route to Lake Superior, Milwaukee and all Lake Michigan ports; the advantages of which to our merchants, with respect to time and cheapness, will be seen by all who reflect on the chances lor both. linmediatel}’ ou the opening of navigation in 1858, a line of first class steamers will be placed on the route, making the trip from Goderich to Milwaukee in about 34 hours.— Full particulars, with rates of freight, <fcc., will be duly announced, at the time, in our columns, and in the meantime, parties desir ous of contracting freight, before making ar rangements with other lines, will do well to consider the advantages offered by this new and expeditious route. Communications may be addressed to G. T. Nutter, Detroit, Michigan. Amusing mistakas sometimes take place in telegraphing dispatches. A few days since a gentleman telegraphed to one of our western cities to gain intelligence of his daughter, who was ill. In return, he received a laconic re ply from her attending physician, which pur ported that he was a grandfather. “Heav ens !” he exclaimed, throwing down the mis sive as if it had been a hot cinder. “My daughter—a child!'' Then striding to his closet, he grabled his hat and coat, and struck a bee line for the cars, muttering, “A pretty muss, indeed—a child —my daughter in such a predicament, and unmarried, too! Oh, such a disgrace !” In a few hours he was at the sick room of his daughter. The physician was surprised to see him so soon, but polite ly told him that “the girl was getting along finely.” “So it’s a girl, hey!” gasped the father. “Of course,” said the doctor, “don’t you call your daughter a girl “Ah—hum yes—but, th—the child?" “Why, sir, did you not send that dispatch ?” pettishly ex claimed our friend, as he handed to the doc tor the dispatch which he had hastily picked up from the floor before he came from home. The doctor looke d at it, and a broad smile was visible upon liis features. “I sent you a dispatch ; but heaven knows it never con tained such news as this ! The one I sent, intimated that your daughter was just through having a chill /” Our friend felt that he had been taken in and done for, undesign edly, and offered to treat if the doctor would only keep it still.— Detroit Tribane. Too Good to be Lost. —Not ten miles f r ,->m Mobile, and not ten days ago, a pleas ant oarty of ladies and gentleman were dis cussin the peculiar condition of the popula tion of Lowell, and the great disparity of males to /emales. Mr. A. B conten led th at the time m ’ght arrive when the plurality of wives would be conceded by the world to be right when a bald-headed old gentleman, not under sixty, rose from the seat he had been occupying at some distance from the company, puffiog bis pipe, and exclaimed, “I should call that the millemum!’ —Mobile Register. ! ! "" ll,lir . - ■ ..... ; i i DIED. Telegraphing. NEWS ITEMS. A Significant Difference. About eighty-five yoars ago, the imports of Virgin ia amounted to 84,085,473, and those of New York to $907,200. Virginia’s imports now amount to about $300,000, and her ex ports some three million and a half. The im ports of New York amounted to $93,000,000, and her exports to $37,000,000. Death of Rev. James B. Finley.— This pioneer Methodist preacher, familiarly known as “ the Old Chief,” died at Easton, Ohio, a few days since, of paralysis. He was born in North Carolina in 1780, but came from Ken tucky to Ohio in 1796. For nearly fifty years ho was a faithful minister of the gospel, and was one of tlia men of a generation now rapidly passing away, to whom the West owes muco, and whose memories sbe should cherish. An Illinois correspondent, writing from Calhoun county, says that there had been cut there a mammoth tree which made 5000 staves, that were sold for sll per thousand— total $55 ; and the top made six cords and a half of wood, sold at §3 per cord—total $19,50. Total product of the tree $74,50. Brown University. The eighty-ninth anniversary of Brown University, at Provi dence, R. 1., was celebrated last week. The University has funds to the amount of $200,- 000 ; the libraries have 34,000 bound vol umes; the University has graduated 1.900 persons, of whom 1,212 still live. The com mencement exercises went off in lively style. The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on the Hon. Benjamin R. Curtis, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The British Government is offering great inducements to French half-pay snd pension ed officers to enlist for the Indian army.— They are to serve not less than two nor more than five years, and are to be out and back at the Government expense. The pay of captains to be 20,000 francs ; of first lieu tenants, 15,000 Irenes, and of sub-lieutenants, 12,000 francs. * The New York and Boston papers bring to us the gratiying intelligence that the sugar market, which had already greatly declined, is still fafiing, and that there is a prospect of still greater decline. The fall from the highest point to which speculators had held is toll three cents a pound, and already the losses of holders are very heavy. The New York Independent estimated, a few weeks since, that the stock on hand in that market alone, was 85,000 tons, besides 4,000,000 gallous of molasses, and that the loss at that Time was fully three and a half millions of dollars. This amount has alrea dy doubled if not trebled. The cs ton Traveller estimates the loss on sugar throughout America and Europe at $50,000,- 000. No one will cry over this result ex cept the speculators. A steam hod carrier has been invented and is in constant use in Philadelphia. With a man to feed it, another to tend the engine and a third to empty the hod, it perforins quietly and cheaply the work of twenty men. The American sculptor, Randolph Rodgers, lately arrived at New York from Rome, with photographs of the splendid massive doors for the capitol extension at Washington city, which important work was intrusted to him and the celebrated Crawford; hut. a* the hopeless state of the latter’s health precludes a further use of the chisel, his unfinished w< rks will probably he placed in the hands of Mr. Rogers for completion. Talking Canary Bird.— Mr. Henry U. Holmes, says the Troy Whig, grocery pro prietor at the corner of River and Division streets, Troy, N. Y., is the owner of an Eng lish canary bird, which speaks words as plain as a parrot. Such an instance seldom if ever occurred us a talking canary bird; but such is the case, as the incredulous, if they will call, will find it. The lowa State Gazette says a yellow bear has been seen in the region ol Lake Superior, supposed to be a cross o! the Po lar and Black Bear, and as large as two of the common black species. One of the cubs of this bear was taken by the Indians, and bv them carried to Green aßy, vyliere bis ju venile bership was regarded as a great cu riosity. The completion of the Louvre cost 30,000,- 000 of francs ; 3,000 was the average daily number of workmen; 154 statuaries wire constantly employed; painters and other dec orators without number. A correspondent writing ?of the various tortures inflicted on ladies and gentlemen by the mutineers and low Mahomincrlans of In dia. says ihat they slit the skin around the throats of their victims, and pull off inask, scalp and all. Last Thursday afternoon, a patient in the Xew York Hospital named Kearney B. Wag ner, was frightfully stabbed by John Mead, a lunatic under treatment in the institution.— The Philadelphia Evening Journal sug gests that two American cities which have attained a preeminence iu moral obliquity— New York and New Orleans—will be good striking places for the next comet. Connected with the panic in the money market, is the important decline which has taken place in sugar ; 15 to 20 per cent, on most brands. The bank circulation of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois aud Missouri, a’tiortg six millions of people, is less than that of the State of New York alone. A young man, of Covington, a brakes man on the K. C. R. It., named George Laffert was killed on Thursday last near Falmouth, Ky., by falling off the cars, which ran over him, fearfully mutilating him. The Lowell Citizen says it has been deci ded to stop the Appleton mill 3 for otie month —shutting down the gates till the stb of Oc ber; and that the Massachusetts and Pres cott mills will suspend operations, in a few days, for a couple of weeks or so. The mills of these corporations employ 1,700 fe males and 520 males. Near Heart Grove, 111., a person can stand on an eminence, and at one view, see upwards of thirty thousand acres of growing corn! Four years ago the ground was un broken prairie. TSf~ The Boston Bee says there are one hundred and twenty-five eating houses in that city, and the money taken by them amounts to $6.000 per day. The number of customers is ahout 25,000. The Patent Office It is stated that the Coimnissionership of the Patent Office was tendered last week to a Western Penn sylvanian, whose acceptance is doubtful. Two Maryland ex-Whigs stand next in. order for this place, s / TERRITORIAL NEWS. The Le Sueur folks have been giving a big Pio-nic lately. It was largely attended. There can be seen at this office a sample of Winter Seed Wheat left with us by Geo. Johnson of Okamon —who raised 450 bush els from 17 acres of land—the finest we have yet seen in the Territory. It is called the White Genesee, and can be obtained of Mr. Johnson for seed at his farm near Lake Elysium. It weighs 53 lbs. to the bush el. We have made this item as another jrroof that we cannot, (?) raise the cereal grain in this cold country.— St. Peter Courier. The Weather.— After several weeks of rain and storm, the clerk of the weather has relented, and we are now enjoying a period of the most delicious sunshine, with a cool, balmy breeze that is gratefully refreshing.— Corn will rapidly ripen under its genial influ ence, and haymakers are securing their win ter stock of hay. Miunesotians know how to appreciate such weather, and improve it too. —Oioatonna Register. The Messrs. True & Co. have just put up a portion of the machinery of their Steam Mill, and arc now sawing out the lumber for covering the frame. We understand it is the intention, so goon as the frame is erected and enclosed, to attach two or three run of stone ; so we shall soon have a flouring mill in our place. Success to the enter prise. Tiie Minneapolis Democrat comes to us in a tri-weekly shape, and is much improved in appearaned. It is a neat six-column sheet, and devoted to home interests. It has an excellent Editorial Corps. We clip the fol lowing item from its columns. We learn that the Minneapolis Mill Com pany has bought out the entire interest of Franklin Steele, in the water power extend ing from that owned by the company, to a short distance above the suspension bridge, for 25,000. We regard this as good policy on the part of the company, and as calcula ted to promote the best interests of the town. All cause for litigation which might arise to prevent the development of this magnificent water power, seems now to he removed, and, the company are prosecuting the work vigor ously to its consummation. Over sixty men are already employed on the premises, and the work of excavating the race way is rap idly advancing. The building will be com pleted this fall. The work of improvement goes bravely on in Minneapolis ; the crash has no visible effect upon its progress Min eipolisDcm. Ministeriai Bishop Kemper, of the Episcopal Church preached to a large and at tentive audience of our citizens,at the Church on Wednesday evening. The Bishop is kept constantly visiting the various portions of his extended Diocese, comprising the States of Wisconsin, lowa and Minnesota ; and tho’ upwards o' seventy years of age, enjoys a de gree of health and vigor despite his arduous duties, which might well be the envy of many a younger man. —Lake City Trib. Caved is.—A portion of the grout wall of Moses Montgomery’s new Hotel, gave way during the severe rain storm of last night.— Its fall is attributed by some to the rain, whi'e others think it due to a defect in its construction. We presume the damage, which is trifling, will not interfere with the completion of the walls of the building before winter sets in.— lb. Hamline University.— The Fall Term of the Preparatory Department of the Hamline University commenced its session yesterday. A goodly number of students are in attend ance, and the general prospect of the institu tion are very promising. The initiatory steps are being taken toward the erection of the College buildings proper, ami we hope soon to celebrate the laying of the “corner stone.” —Red fl ing Republican. Faribault Races. —The Faribault Races will come off on Tuesday, the 6th of October, and two following days, on Mr. Hugh M’Clel land’s track. A good deal of sport is expect ed. A Democratic Office-Holder Sloped ! —An adventurer named Thomas Kelly, who was recently appointed Marshal of the City ofShakopec, by the new City Council, lias, we learn, absented himself from that place, carrying with him some six or seven hundred dollars of city funds ! From the character and habits of the individual, the affair crea ted but little surprise here. It is supposed that Kelly has gone to reinforce the Border Ruffians of Kansas. The saw mill of the St. Anthony Mill Company lias been lying idle for the past week. The rafts from up river have not yet arrived. More Mineral. —The editor of the Fari bault Herald lias beer shown a piece of pure copper weighing two or three ounces, found on East Prairie by Win. Close, Esq. It was thrown up in digging a well, some six feet from the surface. The recent rain has caused the river to rise higher than it has been for some time past. It does not seem, however, to have affected the river below, judging from the nu merous eastern mails we receive, which come about semi-occasionally. Tlie Telegraphic Cable—A Mont Elo- quent Extract The following eloquent extract from an oration, delivered by Edward Everett, should he read by every one. lie says : ‘•7 hold in my hand a portion of the iden tical electrical cable given me by my friend Mr. Peabody, which is now in progress of manufacture, to connect America with Eu rope. I read upon it the following words : •A part of the submarine electric telegraph cable, manufactured by Messrs. Glass & Co., of London, for the Atlantic Telegraph Com pany, to connect St. Johns, Newfoundland, with Valencia Ireland, a distance of six teen hundred and forty nautical, or nine teen hundred statute miles. Does it seem all but incredible to you that intelligence should travel for two thousand miles, along those slender copper wires, far down in the all but fathomless Atlantic, never before penetrated by aught pertaining tohumanit}-, save when some foundering vessel has plunged with her hopeless company to the eternal silence and darkness of the aby* ? Does it seem, I say till but a miracle of art, that the thoughts of living men, —the thoughts that we thinkj up here on the earth’s surface in the cheerful light of day,—about the markets, and ex changes, and the seasons, and the elections and the treaties, and the wars, and all the fond nothings of daily life, should clothe themselves with elemental sparks, and shoot with fiery speed in a moment, in the twink ling of an eye, from hemisphere to hemis phere fur down among the uncouth mon sters that wallow in the neither seas, along the wreck-paved floor, through the oozy dun geons of the raylcss deep ; —that the last in telligence of the crops, whose dancing tassels will in a few months be coquetting with the west wind on these boundless prairies, should go flashing aloug the slimy decks of old sunken galleons, which Lave been rotting for ages ; that messages of friendship and love from warm living bosoms should buru over the cold greeu bones of man and women, whose hearts, once as warm as ours, burst as the eternal gulfs closed and roared over them, centuries ago ?” A Hopeful youth, who was the owner of a young bull terrier, was one day training the animal in the art of being ferocious, and wanting some animated object to set the dog upon, his daddy, after some persuasion, con sented to get down upon all fours and make fight with Mr. Bull. Young America be gan to usge on the dog—‘'-sis-ter-boy,—seize him. &c.;” at last the dog ‘ made a dig” and got a good hold upon the old man’s probo scis, and get the do 3 off he couldn’t. So he began to cry out with the pain causee by the fnngs of the dog. “Grin and bear it old man !” shouted the young scapegrace. “Grin and beer it—‘lu:ill be the making of the pup r The difficulty on the Bank of Seuth Coun ty is said to be only temporary. It probably has the ability to meet most of its engage ments. The Citizens Bank, of Sinead, Coll .rd & Hughes, suspended this morning. '1 hey have issued a circular, stating the cause to be the illness of the senior partner, and tho present crisis in money affairs. Washington, Sept. 14. The long established banking house of Messrs. Poirs & Nnurse, suspended payment this morniug, owing to difficulty in raising money on their securities. They have made an assignment and it is represented that their assets will largely exceed their liabilities. The Scott Legion, accompanied by Gener al Patterson and Ex-Governor Geary, started from this place at ten o’clock this morning for New York. Col. Benton’s physicians pronounce him better this morning, and express hopes of his recovery. Ike Mail Routes to California. The modification made in the overland routes, at the instance of the Hon. John Splileiozo, but which requires the assent of the contractojs, are shown as follows : The route starting from Missouri to pass no further than Springfield, Mo., thence by Favetvifle, Van Buren and Fort Smith, Ark., to Preston, Texas, intersecting at that point the route from Memphis, via Little Rock, Preston and Fort Buelling to Ban Francisco, Cal. From California, l*cru and Cent. Amer ica. The steamship Philadel| hia has arrived with dates from Havana to tho 4th inst.— San Francisco dates to the 20th u!t. The San Francisco market was active. A settlers convention had nominated Stan ley for Go ertinr on mixed ti< ket. From Washington Territory, we learn that Stevens, Democrat, has been elected delegate to Congress by an overwhelming vote in his favor. Advices from Peru state that Sullivan, the British Minister at Lima, I.ad been mur dered by six Peruvians. The deed was com mitted either on account of political or fe male intrigues. Castillo, who was absent at the scat of war had sent for Yivanco, who was still at Arc guippa. The Costa Rican government had decreed that the expected Walker expedition is pi ratical, A grand Congress of the several Spanish American States was soon to be held at San Jose. The bark John Bird, from Kockland, Me., with a cargo ol lime, took fire on yesterday, aud was scuttled anil sunk. Advices from Balize state that there are hut 16 feet of water on the bar, the works to clean the channel having proved detrimental, rather than otherwise. Tho fever is worse at Iluvauna. The German Bolt In Ohio. The Germans of Ohio, disgusted at the open alliance between the Democrats and K. N.’s, are leaving tho former party in crowds. Four humlred of them in Cleveland alone signed a declaration in the following words: “We, the undersigned, naturalized citizens of Cleveland, have heretofore cheerfully sup ported the Democratic ticket, from the fact that we were innocent enough to suppose the par ty was liberal in its views, ami opposed to Know Nothingisin ; but from recent develop mm ts, we aro satisfied the parly only wishes to use us merely as “ hewers of wood,” aud ‘•drawers of water,” treating us kindly before election, and kicking us afterward. We there fore pledge ourselves to abstain from support ing the Democratic ticket at the coming elec tion, for the following reasons; Ist. A majority of the officers holding office under our Democratic Piesidcnt, are Know Nothings. 2d. Seveiul individuals on our State ticket belong to the order. 3d. A m ijority of our city officers, elect edfas Democrats, belong to tlie order. We have heretofore, by our votes, built up the Democratic party, and in return for our suffrages, we have received nothing but cou tunielv and insult. We leave them, therefore, in the language of Harrison, to “do their own voting and their own fi liting.” C’HURCII DEDICATION. THE SEC / UND Gel-man M. E. Church, corner of Pine and Ch--st unt Street, SI. I’aul, will be dedicated on next Sabbath, September 21st. Services to commence in German, at 10 o’clock, A. M.. and in English at 3 o’clock I*. M. Ser vices by Rev. K. I). Nan.!., and Rev. I’. Jloi.t.ino, of Gal veston, Texas,-Editor of the Evangelical Advocate. sept‘2odwlt FUNDS WANTED!--FOR THE MAKE A? oi raising some money, I will give u toil gain in any or nil of the following choice property, to-wit: In Sr. I’m..—A piece of ground equal to three and a-half lots, on tenth, I etween Cooper and Jackson sts., I renting 72 feet on Cooper s*. Nkab St. Paul. —lo acres, nw nw % sec. 13, T. 23, On Scsbisk River.—l6o acres, sw sec. 9, T. S 8 R. 21, being choice bottom Prairie and meadow land. E % ne X sec. 25, and s \ ne \ sec. 20, T. 33, It. 21, being choice timbered land oil Green Lake, 3 uiilessouth of Chisago city. 155 acres in sec. 13 and 19, T. 35, U 2d, on the Sunrise river, rich bottom tar d, midway bi tweeu Washington and Sunrise City. Near Stiu.watku.— The farm on the St. Paul road known as the “Jewell farm. ” miles from the land ing, w ell improved, containing Hid acres. In Stillwater. —The Laud Ollice building, with a lot CO feet front on Second bt., 100 feet deep. A dwelling on 3d st.,lot 24 feet front, 190 deep, with a fine view of the town and lake. Lot 11, block 22, Holcombe’s addition, fronting on Western Row, with a fair view of Lilly Lake. Lots 2, 4 0,7, 9, 11 and 13, block -1, Slaughter and Gray’s Addition, a cosey building spot, with a file view of Lily Lake. Block 2 of Fullerton’s Addition, 12 lots, 50 by 165, on St. Paul Avenue,near ttie obi slaughter bouse. 220 lots in Cambridge, on Rum River, the county seat of the rich agricultural and lumbering county of Isanti. For terms apply to the subscript r, T. M. FULLERTON, at Stillwater, or to It. F. SLAUGHIKR, Esq., Ttiird St., Saint Paul. SyUlwater, M. T., Sept. 19, 1357, wtf TVORTH-WESTERN PIONEER LAND AN COMPANY. Members of tho above company are hereby notified that an assessment of two dollars a share must be paid into the Treasury on or before the Ist day of October. CIIA3. A. CPIIAM, Bec’y. All shares on which assessments remain uupuid over thirty days, will lie forfeited to tlie company, sep 19w2t Nathaniel pope cansin, land and General Agent, Washington City, D. C. Hav ing resigned the situation which I have held in the Gen eral Land Office for the last twenty years in charge of the Pre-en ption Bureau, otter my services in the pre emption of claims before the Department, under the pre-emption Laws, Town Site Act of 1-41, Ac. I will al so give attention to Pension cases, procuring Land Warrants for parties entitled, and prosecute claims be fore Congress. Rkfkrs to Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, Illinois, U. S. Senate. Hon. J. n. Bright, liniiana, >• (iov. Meilary, St. Paul, Minnesota. Hon. Tims. A. Hendricks, Com. Gen.T Land Office. Joseph L. Wilson, Chief Clerk “ •> Hon. 11. M. Rice, Minnesota, Del. to Congress. Hon. Daniel Wells, Wisconsin, House of Rep. Hon. Robert Smith, Illinois, “ Ex-Gov. Rauisey, Minnesota. lion. James Shields, Faribault, Minnesota. Hon. John Wilson. Ex-com’r agent Illinois Central R- K. Company Chicago. Messrs. Sweeney, Rittenhous, Fant A Co., Rankers, Washington. Messrs. Pain Si Nourse, Bankers, Washington. Messrs. ChulT A Brothers, “ “ . , Also, to the District Land Officers generally, ana o all who have had Land Business at the Seat of Govern ment for years back. , tar Nobusinesss letters will receive attention un less accompanied by a fee. scpl9wtf Notice -whebkas mi RV BROWN, lias left my be 1 and board without just cause, this is to notify ami forbm »•' harboring or trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no deb:s of her coutracting after tlnsffiite, West Saint Paul, September 4fl, wgw* roR SALE, AT A SACBIFICEJ-SIX X* Lots in Mackubin A EdgertnnV Addition to Bt. Paul, together with a good and comfortable dwelling house thereon, costing a thousand dollars. This property will be sold Five Hundred Dollars less than the samecost one year ago. Price Three Thousand Dollars. One Thou sand down, the balance in one, two, and three years with ten per cent. Interest. Enquire of eepld-dtf. J. Q. A. WARD. <*>lo 00 REWARD!— RTRAVEB FROM The premises of the subscriber on the 16th of July, a Large, Dark Red Cow, with large horns, and Is eight or nine years old, uncommon large bag. jy2o-lw CHAS. SYMONDO. LATEST NEWS. More Bank Failures. Providence, Sept. 14. Cincinnati, Sept. 14, Philadelphia, Sept. 14. [Col. Benton’s Health. Washington, Sept. 14. Washing ion’ Sept. 12. New Orleans, Sept. 14. SAINT PAUL. CATHCART & C O.’S FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC DRY CtOODS, SELECT DRESS GOODS, PER LAST STEAMER. We bare just received our first importation OF Superb Paris Dress Cioods S SHAWLS, EMBROIDERIES, laces, KID GLOVES, SCARFS, Ac., AC., Ac. We would particularly request the attention of our Lady customers to the fact that in this lot of goods are some of the RICHEST VELVET ROBES ! EVER IMPORTED! SUPERB POPLINS, CHENILE SHAWLS, RICH SCARFS, And many other goods, New and beautiful, ordered by us expressly for first class city retail trade, and con fined to us, being entirely different from goods to be found in this market. Wc are now in daily receipt of FALL & WINTER GOODS, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Adapted to the wants of every class, and comprising an unequalled assortment of every description of Foreign and Domestic Goods, All of which are offered at prices that cannot be com peted with in this city. J 57" Terms strictly cash, and one price only —BA fW Our SECOND FLOOR or Carpet and House Fur nishing Goods Rooms, contains a large and most beauti ful stock of Cans ley’s Velvet, CaosLET’s Royal 4-4 BRUSSELS CARPETS, IMPERIAL THREE PLT, PINE, SUPERFINE AND TAPESTRY INGRAINED, BRUSSELS, DAMASK AND VENETIAN STAIR CARPETS; MATTING, MATS AND RUGS; DRUGGETS, DRUGGET and LINEN CRUMB CLOTHS. Curtain Goods! BROCATELLE, SATIN DE LAINE3, AND DAMASKS, All of the newest and richest styles, with the most fash ionable Trimmings to match. LACE AND MUSLIN CURTAINS IN GREAT VARIETY. Linen and Cotton Sheeting, and Pillow Casing, Blankets, Quilts, Table Linen, Napkins, and Doylies, Huckaback, Towls, Crash, Ac., Ac., Ac. Carpets made and put down; Curtains made, trimmed and prepared by our experienced and tasteful Upholsterer,formally years in the largest Carpet House in the country. ZST" Please remember CATHCART A CO.’S SPACIOUS BRICK STORE, Third Street, between Rob erts A Minnesota Sts., St. Paul, Minnesota. K3T The BASEMENT or WHOLESALE ROOM is de , voted exclusively to our Jobbing Business, and --n Ur.,..... a full slock of Domestics, and Woolens, of every des cription, suitable for a country trade. Brown and Bleached Sheeting, Sheetings, Ac., Stripes, Denins, Blue and Brown Drills, Linseys, Prints, Ginghams, Grey Cloths, AuU ftatinetts ; White, grey, reJ and Blue Flannels ; Red and Grey Flannel Shirts, ; Dinns and Duck Overalls, White and colored Blankets, Cotton Flannels, Crash, Threads and Fancy Goods ; In fact we have a couiple stock of goods, suited for the country trade, and would invite the attention of Mer chants and Traders iathe Valleys of Minnesota, Missis sippi and St. Croix, to an early inspection of our stock, which will be sold at Chicago or St. Louis prices for cash. CATHCART A CO., Third St., St. Paul. Henry McKeiUy, DEALER IN REAL ESTATE, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA. OPERATES EXCLUSIVELY ON HIS OWN ACCOUNT And has Constantly on Hand and for Sale from SIOO,OOO to $200,000 IN CITY AND COUNTRY PROPERTY THROUGH OUT THE TERRITORY OF MINNESOTA. COMO, A few Lots, designed for Residences, on this beautiful Lake, about Two Miles from the City, for sale ON LONG TIME. An obligation to build and improve invariably reqit ed of every purchaser, and no Lots otherwise sold. HENRY McKENTY. Saint Paul. R. F. SLAUGHTER, Dealer in Real Estate, SAINT PAUL MINNESOTA Ofkick Third St. bet. Cedar and Minnesota. tST" Lands Bought and Sold throughout the Territory Money Loaned, Investments made, Taxes Paid for non residents. ocl2S-ilaw FREE HOMES to ACTUAL SETTLERS. THREE HUNDRED LOTS IN JUDSON Will he given to persons who w ill settle and build upon them. This town is eighteen miles West of St. Peter, on the South Shore of the Minnesota River and is tha commercial centre of a fertile agricultural, and well set • tied country. A fine Ilctel and Saw Mill are in the course of construction. Apply to R. F. SLAUGHTER, Dealer in Real Estate, Third Street, St. Paul. Mays, ISST. myS-dtf Ij'Oß SALE. —65 LOTS IN ROBERT^ SON’S ADDITION TO WEST ST. PAUL. K. F. SLAUGHTER, JelS-dtf Dealer In Real Estate. IVOR'S ALE.—3S LOTS IN KITTISON’S ’ ADDITION TO ST. PAUL. R. F. SLAUGHTER, Dealer in Real Estate. Good investments can be made IN ANOKA, hy calling at the Real Estate Ollice of It. F. Slaughter. The following are among the advanta ges this town possesses at the present time. It has ft Population of some Fve Hundred, a Common School numbering over Seventy Pupils, Three Churches, one of the finest Water Powers in the Territory, has superior navigable facilities,is fixed as a point on the Railroad starting from St. Anthony and terminating near the mouth of Pembina River, is the county seat of Anokft county, lias Three Saw Mills, One Grist Mill, One Flour ing Mill, One Agricultural Implement Manufactory, Tw o Door, Sash and Blind Factories, One Lath and One Shin gle Machines, and a Friction Match Factory. The Town numbers over One Hundred Dwelling Houses, several of which cost from Three to Fvc Thousand Dollars. It is located on the Mississippi, at the moutli of Rum River, one of the finest lumbering streams in the Territory, some Thirtv miles above St. Paul, and Is surrounded I y ;l pood and well-improved agricultural country. The Government Hoad to Fort Ripley passes through it. Among its other conveniences may be mentioned several Dry Goods and Grocery Stores, Hotels, a Daily Mail, Ac. Apply soon. R. F. SLAUGHTER, Dealer In Real Estate. mv3o-dtf Office 8d St., bet. Minnesota and Cedar. NEAR ST. PAUIi JL run SAGE.—This larm consists of the B. W. M of Bee. 35, Town2B, Range 28, and is but four and a half miles from 6t. Paul, and one and a-half from Mendota, in Dacota County. On It is a comfortable dwelling, house, a well of good water and a fine spring. Haa three acres of beautiful Lake—the Big Lake extends in to it—and a sufficiency of firewood. The Mendota and Big Sioux Road passes through it. The farm contains 199 acres of the best quality of land, of which seventy is in a state of good cultivation. Ninety acres are well fenced with good rails. A cheaper farm cannot be found in the same distance from St. Paul. For particu lars as to price, Ac., enquire of R. F. SLAUGHTER, my2-tf Dealer In Real Estate, 8d street. 500 LOTS In Cambridge. For sale by R. F. SLAUGHTER. 50 LOTS in Barne’s Addition to Superior. For sale by R. P. SLAUGHTER. (J OO LOTS In Jadson, situated at the south bend of ) the Minnesota River. It. F. bLAU JUT UR. 5000 ACRES choice Wild Land. For r-1- by R. F. SLAUGHTER. 1«t. ACR tivatton. 3 GO ACRES choice timber land. ~:r e\!-j b. - B. F. SLAuGHX.ri. Co. —40 r.crei under cul k t. r.A’JGirrr.it.