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THE WEEKLY MINNESOTIAN
SAINT PAUL.: Saturday morning, April 84, 1858. orticiAL rAPSR or tbs city. What course of Policy shall we Pursue I The Railroad Loan is undoubtedly ratified. It is no longer an open question. Whether rightfully or wrongfully—wisely or injudici ously—the people have voted to issue on cer tain conditions, the State Bonds to the Rail road companies: and in our opinion, all hands should now endeavor to make the best of what we still think is a bad bargain; and pur sue a course which shall keep the bonds as near par as possible, so that the companies mav have no excuse for failing to perform the manv fine promises which they made before the electiou to the people to induce them to grant this aid. Should the bonds be depreciated, and sold by the companies at a sacrifice, the State will not be any the less bound to pay the face ol them—so the best plan is to let the Railroad companies realize the greatest amount they can—for they may possibly act honestly, and if they do. we will have the more road built; and if they dou't, as we think they wont, our loss will be none the greater I But let them have all the chances, either wav. The Fraudulent Vote in St. Paul. 'V« were glad to oba rve yesterday amongst our citizens, even by the most prom inent udvocates of the Loan who are honest men. a general condemnation of the rascally double treble, and quadruple voting done by the Irish voters in favor of the loan. It ex cites the disgust of every right thinking man. Nor do we think any press will be found in St. Paul, except the Times, to gloat over, rejoice at it, or justify it. When we consider, that this reckless and purchased sheet, was loud in its denunciation of the illegal poll in St. Paul last October when only 2800 votes were alleged to have been cast, the depth of degradation to which it has sunk may be estimated by its rejoicing now over a poll of 4243 !—nearly 2000 of which are fraudulent, and he knows it! The fraud is the more gross and transparent when we reflect, that a great many of our business men are now absent, and that large numbers of the Irish even have scattered from St. Paul since October last ; and our vote should rightfully, therefore, be several hundred less than were given at the State election in the fall. Besides this, it is notori ous that a lanre number of citizens opposed to the Loan, did not go to the polls at all— giving the contest up as hopeless. The Pio neer has the candor to acknowledge this. In its yesterday’s issue that paper remarks: The opposition made no attempt to con test the election ; half of the original oppo nents of the loan, in St Paul, either did not vote or voted for the measure.’’ Now, add these voters thus known to have been absent to the 4243 recorded as having voted, and it would make the voto of St. Paul reach fully to 5000 ! No further comment is required upon such transparent villany than the simple state ment of these figures! The Pioneer Smelling Around. The Pioneer is troubled ns to Governor Ramsey’s position on the Loan Bill. We would only remark on this subject, that it is well known Mr. Ramsey was defamed in the East by business connected with bis private affairs, until the day before the election ; and that it is equally well known that he went to the polls and cast his vote independently fearlessly, and openly, and if the Pioneer wri ter is ex’remely anxious to know how be v ted, he can inquire of the judges of election i i the 4th Ward, as to the kind of ticket they raw him put into the box. We presume they know. —And while they are thus hunting out Governor Ramse’ys vote, suppose the Pioneer folks include in their researches the exact whereabouts of Bogus-Governor Sibley, on this question. He has not been absent from the Territory, but has been here during the whole contest, and yet has given no sign whatever by which people could define his position on the Loan Bill. Mr. Sibley’s opinions, also, as the indivi dual possessing the certificate of Gov ernor, are at present of more consequence than even Gov. Ramsey’s ; —and the public w juld like much to know whether their Act ing-Governor is in cahoot with the swindlers or against them—whether they can rely on his watching their schemes to plunder the State—to evade the law, if that should be their game—or whether they must be under the necessity of constantly watching him, to see that lie does his duty by the State and the tax payers! Come, friend Pioneer, trot Mr. Sibley out —show us his hand—what kind of a card is he going to play—^what “Fantastic tricks before high Heaven To make the angels weep?” Minnesota and ber 95,000,000. The Chicago Tribune of the 19th says : “ As we predicted some days ago, the people of Minnesota have voted, by a large majority, to saddle themselves with a debt of §5,000,- 000—greater by a million than the inhabi tants of Michagan, Wisconsin and lowa to gether, and equal to §25 apiece for every man, woman, child and half-breed in the Territory. It is true, this debt is only con tingent on the failure of certain Railroad Companies to take care of the principal and interest. It is also true that it is contingent on their finding loose change to that amount seeking such investment. The latter is only problematical, while the former may be re garded morally certain. The Railroad and real estate men who are at the bottom of this business will get their lands into market with a haste corresponding to their necessities.— The result will be that neither they nor the State will ever realize 83,000,000 in cash out of the entire issue. No corporation can bor row money at this rate of interest without walking straight into bankruptcy. We re gard the action of the Legislature in the first instance, and the vote of the people in the second, as the grossest financial folly ever perpetrated by a State which did not con template repudiation. We concede them, of course, the right to manage their own affairs. Doubtless our advice is not solicited in the premises, but the cold of Wall street will allay the Minnesota fever with a vengeance.’’ J. H. Musoer, Prosecuting Attorney of Oneida county, N. Y., was garroted and rob bed a few nights since. He had in his pos session at the time, as District Attorney, a large amount of counterfeit money passed' by some rogues, and the object of this garroting was to get the money, and thus destroyed the evidence on which the prosecution is bas 'd. Falaelki Contemptible Egotism. — We have often been amused by displays of editorial egotism, but the efforts of the editor of the Minruso tian in that line caps the climax. For silli ness, absurd vanity, and blasphemy, we place the article headed “ And they said Crucify him,” in the Minnesotian of yesterday, against anything that has ever appeared in the news paper press of this or any other country. Referring to his herculean efforts to defeat the loan bill, the 6illy ninny says: Akdtbit chiko Carcirv Hm, Caccirr Ilia.”— ** * —N- man, nor even If more tiian man, who illslntereit e<lly labor* for hi* permanent good, against their own paulons and prejudices, was ever popular with the mob. The most striking instance of this truth, we fln 1 record ed in holy writ, when the po| ulace cried, “Crucify him, crucify hm !” Could ice expect lo become an excep tion to a rule l" —Wo copy the above from the Pioneer of Sunday. It may be well to let the public know, that Mr. Goodrich, the editor, is ab sent down the river, and that the paper is now under the editorial charge of a person who docs not even pretend, as he does, to be a gentleman—a low, drunken fellow named Mills, the same who was formerly attached to the Daily Democrat, and was sold with that concern when it was united with the Pioneer. He is a dirty dog, with natural in stircts for lying, forgery, and other dispica ble propensities ; and is on this account re :ained in the establishment, as Mr. Good rich does not himself like to dirty his hands with those necessary ingredients in making up a leading Democratic paper. While here, Mr. Goodrich restrains him somewhat; but in his absence, the natural instincts of the tel ow have full swing. Hardly had his master’s back been turned, when he availed himself of the opportunity to publish the foregoing article, in which he is gu.lty fiist, of lying!— second , of garbling [—third, of for gery 1 Under the first count, we include his say ing—“ Referring to his herculean efforts to defeat the loan bill” we said, etc. This is a deliberate falsification ; for we referred to no thing but the honors showered on our devot ed head by the Loan robble in caricaturing and buining us in effigy. The second count, as to the gar!ling, is sustained by the fact of his suppressing the first portion of our short article, which showed the occasion for the re marks which included it. The third and last count, the forgery, will be apparent to every man who will peruse the original arti cle entire, as it appeared in onr paper of Sat urday last, as follows: “And they cried, Crucify Him! Cru cify Him !”.—We learn from theTrafs, that elaborate caricatures—burning in effigy, etc, —were among the various modes by which, on election day, the “ total depravity’’ Loan men testified their admiration of the Senior of the Afinnesotian. They overpower us with their honors. Some men are bom great— some achieve greatness—and others have greatness thrust upon them ! —No man, nor even if more than man, who disinterestedly labors for their permanent good, against their own passions and prejudi ces, was ever popular with the mob. The most striking instance of this truth, we find recorded in holy writ, when the populace cried, “ Crucify him ! crucify him 1” Could we expect to become an exception to a rule? —The difference between the last para gaph of the article as it appeared in our pa per, and as it is garbled in the Pioneer, is in the substitution by Mills, the forger, of the word “ his" instead of the word “ their,” by which forgery the whole sense of the para graph is altered 1 We shall not weary the public by dwelling further upon this matter, which is more in teresting to individuals than to the commu nity. We should not havo alluded to it pos sibly, bad not its ally, the silly Times, with characteristic mandacity caught up the Pio neer’s forgery, and quoted it as a genuine ex tract. The falsifier, garbler and forger, in this small matter, is the same individual who forged the McFF.TRinoE letter in the Pioneer about the great rush of emigration and build ing at St. Vincent, Pembina, where a traveler subsequently found not one house ! — the same who justified the forgery of the poll books and returns of the Otter tail canvass ; and who trotted out for the public amusement, with stup idinanity, that “gentleman in the upper country fond of his joke and the same who is the author of neaily every gross lie and mean and dirty innuendo which that pa per contains. State Scrip—lte Redemption. Our advice to everybody is, do not sacri fice your State Scrip. If you esn not get par for it, keep it. It is worth every cent of its face, and has more intrinsic value than tha best secured bank notes. The m ist ap proved paper currency is that which is secur ed by a pledge of public stocks. Now, State Stocks are valuable in consequence of the public faith being pledged for their re demption ; and for no other reason. Should a State repudiate, there would be no method of enforcing the payment of the principal or interest. Then if a paper currency, secured by this kind of collateral is so perfectly safe, why should our State warrants, which bear twelve per cent interest, having the faith of the people of Minnesota pledged for their re demption, be discredited ? We learn from the present Territorial Treasurer and State Treasurer elect, that the 8250,000 State bonds will soon be engraved, and he thinks will he negotiated so as to take up the Scrip and pay the interest on or be fore the first of July. There has been in all about §150,000 of warrants issued, for which there will be §250,000 in gold to redeem them with. Tbe La Crosse Road—Another Change In the Directory. Stephen Clark has resigned his place as President of the La Crosse Company, and N. P. Stanton has been elected m his stead— Mr. Clark says, as the cause of his resigna tion, that a due “attention to my private affairs, renders it quite impossible for me to give proper attention to the concerns of the Company.’’ He thinks his connection with the management has not been wholly unproductive of results favorable to the in terests of the stockholders, and congratulates the company that the completion of the road to La Crosse is placed beyond *a reasonable contingency. E. H. Goodrich has also resigned his place as a Director, and Jacob 11. Shear of Albany, elected in his place. A. C. Garrison of the Market Bank, Troy, has been elected to the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of By ron Kilbourn. The New York Express, from which the above is obtained, adds : “ No official notice has been given the com pany of the change of time in holding the annual election. A meeting of stockholders will be held in Albany in a few days, which will be adjourned to New York, to consnlt with str>ck and stockholders here, and agree upon a ticket for the deferred election, should the company receive notice of any cha : ge in the day, and agree upon the names of parties to whom proxies shall be sent. With good management, such as the present Board are capable of securing to the road, there will remain a profit for the stock.” ■Fo rgerpt “Jast m» we “ Tho Times is still the Times, sod Mug gins, Muggins,” just aa we predicted, a day or two before the vote on the Loan Bill We then said that the Times would ascribe every warm and pleasant day this spring— every refreshing shower this summer—the continued flowing of the Mississippi past St. Paul—the arrival of every boat from below and every immigrant, to the passage of the Loan Bilk In fact, we were threatened with an awful state of affaire if this thing did Dot go throsgh. Not a flower would bloom— not a bird wonld sing—seed time and harvest would no longer endure ; cheerless days and starless nights were to be our portion for ever. And finally, only think of it!—the Times might have rtopt ! Then most un doubtedly, would the thick rotundity of this Mother Earth have stood still on her axis, “ simultaneously at St. Paul, St. ABthony and Stillwater,” and we would all have gone off in a tangent into the devouring jaws of chaos and old night. Then indeed “ from the Val ley of the Mississipp-ah to the Plains of the Sascatchawan'’ would the Gophers have bowled. But thank fortune we have escaped all these direful calamities. The Loan has passed, and Muggins is still Muggins and the Times the Times I—just as we predicted—vide: “In the past few days there has been a large number of emigrants arrived at this point; the Northern Belle from Galena, and the Hazel Dell from Pittsburgh bringing no less than seventy who come amongst us in tending to make Minnesota their permanent home. Through the kindness of Mr. J. Com ly Paist, who leads this large number to our yung and rapidly growing State, we have been pat in possession of some interesting facts, which we lay before our readers. The Hazel Dell brings among her freight some sixty thousand pounds of machinery, belong ing to these enterprising men, with which they intend to erect a large steam saw mill, about six miles above Minneapolis, to be put in active operation at an early day. Some forty persons of this number are from Wil mington, Del., and vicinity—the remainder from Connecticut and Vermont. Mr. Paist informs us that they had been waiting for the final result of the Loan Bill, when, hearing that its ratification by the people was beyond a doubt, they then at once turned their faces toward their future home. “Wo have come here, and others are soon to follow in our footsteps,’ said he, ‘bringing their wives and families, and wo expect to live here as long as our lives are spared.’ ” With a hearty good will we welcome the arrival of this company among us, but at the same time we observe that they must be the most patient set of men that we have heard of lately. We believe some of the leaders of this Company came out to this Territory about three years ago, but the prospect of the loan was so dull at that time, that they left in dis gust ! Again, last season, they were seen prospect ing in different parts of the Territory, still anxiously awaiting the passsge of this bill, before purchasing ! Finally, they purchased considerable property above Minneapolis and we suppose went to work “waiting for the Loan” with renewed energy. They exhibited their masterly inactivity by going back to the slow Old Fogy city of WilmingtoD, and getting a fine sixty-horse steam engine, dou ble boilers, and all the machinery for a large saw mill ; organized a company of forty persons, had everything packed up, their af fairs all settled, wives, sisters and mothers kissed, and those “ partings that press the life from out young hearts,” taken. But there was still a difficulty. The Loan bill had not yet been ratified by the people! They await ed with fear and trembling the fatal 15tb. We are not informed of the hour they receiv ed the news of its passage, but by no possi bility could it have been earlier than Saturday the 17th. “ Then,” Mr. Paist informs us, they “at once turned their faces toward their future homes,” and lo ! here they are on Sunday morning, safe and sound, engine, saw mill and all, being the very quickest trip on record ! This shows only that they are as prompt in execu tion, as they are wise in council. Again we bid them welcome. True, it is, that we saw paragraphs in several Eastern papers an nouncing the coming of this company some two months ago, without any reservation in case the Loan should fail; but this impor tant and vita! omission was doubtless owing to the carelessness of the printers! We can state that of our own knowledge, we knoic that some at least of this company took a peculiar interest in this Loan. Hap pening to bo about the hotel the morning af ter their arrival a friend heard one of them remark, 1 ‘ there has been an election here 1 believe ,” and wanted to know what this Loan Bill was! that they were making so much fuss about in the p -.pers ?” Thus showing conclusively that his mind in its profoundest depths was intently fixed on that one idea; and proving beyond a shadow of doubt the entire truthfulness of the statements in the Times ! Effects of tlie Elections at Washington. A correspondent of the New York Tribune writes : “The news of Free Soil victories in Missouri to-day made the Democratic mem bers of that State look as if they felt the first sprinkling of a coming deluge. Similar tid ings from Ohio, lowa and Connecticut have had a most beneficial effect here.” Renton?* Great Work Completed. We are glad to see it staUd that Col. Ben ton has completed bis Abridgment of the De bates of Congress down to 1850, having only a day or two before his death dictated the concluding chapter. Rhode Island Election. The Providence Journal contains returns of the election in Rhode Island, from all but three towns. The following is the recapitu lation: Dyer (Am. Rep.) Potter (adm.) Providence county 4,582 2,05 i Newport county 1,018 454 Kent county 760 258 Washington county 920 720 Bristol county 208 110 7,522 8,618 The voto in Providence was as follows : Dyer, 2,099; Potter, 574. The General Assembly is almost unani mously Republican, the only exceptions being the members from Gloucester, Cranston, and one representative from Cumberland. New Shoreham is to be heard from. In Provi dence there is no choice of Senator, and only four representatives, Messrs. Thurber, Jenckes, Sautord and Hayes, are elected. Two gentlemen of tropical hue, named Queen Decker and William Robinson, rivals in the affections of a lady with “ a skin not colored like our own,” met near New York, very recently, to settle tne “little differ ence” in the manner prescribed by the ctrde duello. A punctilious observance of tbe known roles was maintained throughout. Mr. Decker’s shot took effect in the leg of his adversary, which will doubtless have to be amputated. Honorwas satisfied. Another Dnel. Additional Election Belarus. for Loan. Ag'St Loan. Red Wing, Goodhus eouaty 848 M ♦Winona Cits, Winona count/ UU 1 Lake City, Wabasha* county M ST Wabashaw, do .... 14T maj. tor Loan. West St. Paul, Dakota coanty SBB 46 Hastings, do .... IST maj. for Loan. Nlnlnger, do .... IS4 maj. for Loan. Shakopee, Seott connty 666 IS Cedar Lake, do 66 6 Chaska, Carver county TO maj. tor Loan: Btill*rater, Washington county ... 860 T 8 Cottage Grove, do .... 8 98 Lakeland, do .... 40 maj. for Loan. Afton, do .... Si maj.ag'stLoan. Rose Precinct, Ramsey county.... 80 89 First Ward, do .... 9TS Si Second Ward, do ....146T 48 Third Ward. do ....886 46 Fourth Ward, do .... SOS ST Bloomington, Hennepin oounty.... 48 > St. Anthony, do ....1109 66 Minneapolis, do .... 904 149 Medicine Lake, do .... 40 1 Anoka, Anoka county 868 ST *Large Importations Into Winona, from Wisconsin, opposite. WINONA OOUNTY. Loan Agn'et Winona.,.. 1181 1 Benton 6T 8 Minnesota City 99 0 Stockton 106 0 Centerville 88 S Pleasant HiU 9T 9 Richmond 60 1 Sumner 86 0 Mount Vernon 8 18 Homer 80 0 Wilson 63 0 Frimont. 101 0 The majority in the County, it is said, will reach 2300. WABASHAW COUNTY. Wabashaw 168 36 Bear Valley 18 6 Pepin (Reeds Landing 45 46 Lake City 93 8T HOUSTON COUNTY. Brownsville 60 maj. for Loan. GOODHUE COUNTY. Red Wing 84T 98 Cannon Falls IT mj Wacouta IT maj. Florence 28 68 Pine Island 100 8 Spencer and one or two other precincts unanimous against Loan, but small vote. The County it is thought will give the Loan 300 majority. The Burnt Districts. A gentleman from the South-western cor ner of Dakota County, gives ns the follow ing returns: For Loan. Against. Waterford Preciect, 48 186 Holden “ 5 93 Anotlaer Rural District. Kenyon, Goodhue Co., Min., April 15. To Vie Editor» of the Minnesotian: The following is the result of the vote cast here to day : Total number of votes polled here, JYinety. Loan of State credit for Railroads—Yes, 9 “ “ “ —No, 88 Against the Governor taking bis seat be fore we are admitted as a State T 3 And none for the amendment, As our people do not care if Sibley ever takes his s«*at, believing that he was not le gally elected, and therefore not entitled to it. Yours respectfully, James Crowley. Chicago Post Office Robbed—Arrest of the Editor of the Douglas Organ. On last Friday morning the Chicago Times published a letter written by Isaac Cook, Postmaster in that city, to Nehetniah Wright, Postmaster at Chatham, Sangamon Co., 111. The following is a copy of the letter : Post Office, Chicago, April 8, 1858. N. Wright, Esq.— Dear Sir: I am in re ceipt of yours, April 6th, and have contents. By this, please find receipt of amount enclos ed. If you cannot come to the convention as a deleoate, which I trust you will be,able to, you mast at all events make yonr appearance there, as we intend to organize the National Dem ocratic party, and it behooves the friends of the Administration to be on hand with their armor on. I shall there be able more fully and satis factorily to further your matter and interest. I remain your obedient serv’t., I. Cook. P. S. — lf beaten, by all means make a new delegation. The letter was accompanied by some edi torial remarks, implicating Mr. Cook in an endeavor to levy black-mail upon the coun try Postmasters. The Times also stated that the letter was in the possession of the editor, and could be seen by the carious or disbe lieving. The post office books showed, that such a letter was actually mailed. The country postmaster declared that he never received any such letter. The question then arose how did the letter get out of the mail. In order to ascertain this, the Post Office De partment ordered the arrest of the publish ers of the Times, and they were taken before U. S. Commissioner Bross on Monday last, when it appeared on the examination of Mr. Cameron, one of the publishers of tho Times, that it was found at their door in an envel ope directed to them. They were discharg ed. For the success of the Buchanan party in Illinois, we thmk this was certainly the most injndicious prosecution wo ever heard of. Although there is no doubt that “ somebo dy” connected with the Douglas wing of the party has violated the pest office law, and it may be, robbed the mail, on a conviction for which, he would be justly incarcerated in the Penitentiary; yet the promulgation of this fact is as nothing in its damaging effects as compared to the expose which Ike Cook, the Buchanan postmaster at Chicago, has thus voluntarily made of the desperate shifts that he and his masters at Washington are put to, to put down Douglas in the State Con vention which was to have met at Spring field on Wednesday. On the subject of the robbery, the Chicago Democrat remarks: “ This development should convince the friends of the present Administration of the importance of having none but reliable friends lor Clerks in the Post Office, or mail Route Agents, and for Country Postmasters. Nearly all the post office officers in this State are warm friends of Judge Douglas, and some of them undoubtedly, by request, stole this letter from the post office, or the mail hags. We hope Mr. Buchanan will make immediate changes all through our State. Things can’t be worse. They may be better.” Congressional Adjournment—The Ray Fixed. Both Iloases of Congress have voted to close the present session on Monday the 7th day of Jane, the Senate haviog on Thursday concurred in a joint resolution to that effect previously adopted by the House of Repre sentatives. This is.an earlier day than has of late years been usual, and some will doubt less attribute it to the fact that members of Congress receive a fixed salary instead of eight dollars per diem as formerly. Their pay is now $3,000 per session, exclusive of mileage, as well for the short session, which terminates on the 4th of March, as for tbe long one which ends whenever Congress pleases. The present is the first session held under the salary regulation, and the day des tined for adjournment will probably be in some sense a precedent. Norway has a population of about a mil lion and a quarter. The inhabitants are nominally Protestant. There is not a Roman Catholic chnrch or priest in the whole land. Neither a Jew nor Jesuit is allowed by tbe Constitution to a set foot on their soil. In tolerance. Ow Washington Correspondence. Washington, April 11,1858. H. If. Rice’s last disposal of hlauclf—Why was Us L«- compton summerset Isttsr published la Dubuque and net la Minnesota f Dear Sir : When onr Congressional Dele gation arrived in Washington it was under stood they were to co-operate together, and unitedly oppose the Lecompton swindle about being perpetrated by the friends of the ad ministration upon a sister Territory. Rice was so full of indignation at tho Lecompton fraud that his prophetic eye saw in it the ul timate distraction of the President’s party, and so wrote to the Legislature of Minnesota. “ Kansas affairs are in a bad way—which will lead to a re-organization of political parties.” Even Seward in his powerful speech did not go so far as Rice in his predictions. The de mocratic party had dug its own grave in Rice’s estimation, from which he tnrned with shuddering until he spied gold-dust in the sands thrown np. Now follow him up closely. When he commenced his nsual pm suit for plunder about the Department, he found that Breck enridge and Toombs had already tip’t the wink to the secretaries and heads of bureaus, and the former plastic delegate was received with such cold indifference which at once convinced him that the grab-game was done for unless he could quickly retrace his steps. Principle stood upon one aide, and the bas est of self-interest on the other, and Mr. Rice was not lorg in choosing. He now writes a letter for publication to a Mr. Jen nings at Dabuque, “ I shall support the admin istration,” and has a long rigmarole of trashy stuff to ppove the administration right on Kansas affaire. There he is now fairly iipon both sides of the record, make what com ments you please. Yesterday he could see no salvation for the Democratic party; to-day be is picking up the golden sand I spoke of, and hurraing for the President (> firmly be lieving that any other coarse would tend to strengthen a sectional party.” There is con sistency for you! Now the truth is, there is a towering aris tocratic mansion here to be paid for, and po litical aristocracy wont satisfy creditors.— There is great and costly style to be main tained, which only money will support— money must be had, and it can only be pro cured by close approaches to the Treasury and Treasurer. To make himself more influ ential and valuable to Secretaries he wished to bring in our members of the lower House, and present them as free oblations upon the Executive altar, for the favors be was about to ask. How far he made tools of these men our people in time will discover. In his self conceited arrogance, I am told be even had the audacity to approach General Shields, and lay before him the temptations offered by the Adininibtratnn for political renegades . but the contemptuous rebuke then received was such that he will never again try that game, nor soon forget the deadly palor that then suppressed his cheeks. As little as I know of the veteran old Senator, who begged bis companions in arms to leave him to die on the field of battle rather than, for his safety, to break from the ranks while facing the enemy, I can realize with what haughty contempt he would spurn such base approaches. Sell his constituents that he might obtain from the Administration some paltry office for Joe Brown or John Smith ! never, never, NEV ER. Disgrace a whole life most gloriously spent, by compromising to the most con temptible and meanest of political degrada tions. I say again, never! never! Now why did Rice not publish his Lecomp ton, as he had done his Anti-Lecompton letter in Minnesota? Why sneak off to Dubuque and smuggle it into being among a people who cated nothing for him or Lis letter. The Administration forced him to publish it some where, and he felt that he dare not 60 insult his constituents as boldly to throw it in their face, immediately upon the heels of bis Anti- Lecompton letter. That was the reason, and is perhaps the first instance he ever exhibited of shame. Now you can readily understand why Min nesota still occupies ber humiliating position beiore Congress. The vote in the House on the Kansas Constitution tells you that had our delegation acted consistently with the anti-fraud or anti-swindle party, our admission would have been speedy, but now there is no one but Douglas and Shields to interest them selves in our behalf. Rico has a political leprosy, and no one dare allow him to approach or will voluntarily approach him. His infln ence, except among the offices, is gone, and he goes down covered with the blackest in gratitude. Who made him what he is? Stephen A. Douglas. Who has been the most efficient of all men for the welfare of Minnesota? Stephen A. Douglas. The New York Express charges ingratitude upon Rice, for running from the man to whom be owed everything, in his hot pursuit after plunder But I think be has now run his last race He is now drifted out to sea beyond sound ings, and will soon sink, but in going down be shall not leave bis disgrace behind upon the State. It belongs to him personally, and he shall carry it with him. It is right tbe State should purge itself of all his miscon duct. Douglas in his Kansas movement may, or he may not be actuated by pure motives.— I know not. But Ido know that he built up H. M. Rice, that through him he might the more efficiently serve Minnesota, and even up to the moment our bill passed the Senate be fought manfully for tbe bill entire and for the admission of three members, notwith standing the apostacy of Rice. To him, more than any man living we owe whatever of public favor that has been conferred upon us. Yon may call him an ambitions aspirant —a demagogue, a what you please, my point us that he has been to Minnesota the most persistent and powerful friend she has ever had in Congress, and is determined to be so still, notwithstanding the curse of some of her representatives iu Congress, to the con trary. This much is due to, and ought to be Baid of Mr. Douglas. Ingratitude does not be long to our people. Of his politics they will think as it suits them, approve or condemn, but of his eminent services in onr behalf I know there can be but one opinion. Yours, Minnesotus. Col. Benton’s Request Complied with.— The Senate and House met at tbe usual hour on Monday, and after the reading of the journal each adjourned, to give an opportu nity to the members to attend the funeral of Mr. Benton, at 2 o’clock. No eulogies were pronounced, nor resolutions passed, in accor dance with the wishes of Mr. Benton, ex pressed in his letter to both houses under date of the Bth inst. At last accounts 1,750 hands were at work on the steamship Leviathan. Prom another Minneapolis, April 19. To the Editors the Minnseotian: Who ia Waazizi, your Minneapolis corres pondent f Is ha the Gentleman from New York,” or the *• Bard of New York?” Does he reside here ; or are those letters manufac tured to order in St. Paul, or ground out the way they grind out “ masheen poetry ?” I and many others here are anxious to know more of this prodigy. Is he the man who bucked the Bull off the bridge 7 Give us more light on this subject. I hare perused his communications, and am free to admit, that occasionally he blun ders on to the truth. His discription of the grand Torch Light Procession, gotten up by those enterprising managers, Messrsi Todd, Wrigley, Shavetail Jones, Bates, Keith A Co., and so splendidly and successfully carried out by Field Marshal Murphy, alias Ed. the Pre emption Agent, assisted by R. P. Russell, Deacon Charles Clark, Sr., (the man who never swindled fhe County out of a single dime,) and others, was truthful, so far as it went. That procession was truly a magnifi cent affair. You ought to have been here to have feasted your eyes 1 Our talented, honorable, truthful and pious Senator, E. N. Bates, rode on the Bullgine, and was the Grand Gyastacutus of tbo E-Clampsus Vitu sum, on the absquatulantum planhtm nixicum ruoseu-m —there can be no nine ways about that anyhow you can fix it. Many of the beautiful mansions in our town, (perhaps I ought to say dual town,) were illumnai ted, particulary Dr. Ames’ princely estab lishment which showed to good advantage. Some were uncharitable or envious enough to say, the Doctor lit up to show off ; but I can’t believe that of the Doctor; for he is a remarkably meek, modest, unpretending man —never puts on airs—never tries to look as wise as an owl—no, no. But, ’tis said, the Doctor was Anti Loan up to within a very few days before the vote was taken. That is abuse, slander, too—he always shows his colon—you will always know where to find him —to sum it all up, the Doctor is a trump. But, I’m wandering—where did I leave Waazizi ? (is that Sioux, Chippewa or Win ebago ?) —no matter—l want to say a word about the letter or communication of bis published in your paper of this date. 1 take it he is an Anti-Loan man—he is “so completely disgusted with the result of the election’’—ha ! ha ! ha !—by the way, did'nt we give you Anti-Loan men fits—ha! ha!— good enough for you—you might have had better luck, and not opposed a measure,— the “ only measure of relief which has been offer' d to a suffering people,” and fraught with so much unmixed good to our noble young State I You may doubt this! How can you, when such a disinterested states man as Mr. Secretary (Taylor, (the gentleman from the Plains of the Saskutchawan), the Honorable Mr. firisbin, (no allusion to the 86,500, retainer), Honorable E. N. Bates, and a host of other honorables and disAonora- Ues, tell you this is so ? As our Parson Ames (remember the Pioneer) said, my oo jections to the Loan Bill were all removed and answered, so he and I went in for the measure. Some men like to go with the cur rent—not so with us—l know it was not ao with me—l went for it as the Hon. Doctor Keith did, on principle, “ nothing previous!’’ But, Messrs. Editors, I am wandering again. Waazizi is disgusted—well, well, he feels bad, which I presume is the cause of his making so poor a fist at writing on the 19th. You will recollect it rained that day —perhaps he had the belly-ache—Horace Greeley would say his communication is mild ly aqueous and timorously lacteal ’twould look so to a man up a tree. Thus, Waazizi talks softly, gingerly, about the ques tion of veracity between the Hon. Senators Bates and Smith—they are both gentlemen of veracity ! Now the fact is, Smith called on Bates ; invited him to ride with him in his (Smith's) carriage through the country, and discuss the merits and demerits of the Loan Bill, before the people, at every point where they could get up meetings. Bates promised to decide and let Smith know Saturday eve ning or morning. The next thing Smith heard of or from Bates was at Eden Prairie, where the latter told tffie people that he invi ted S. to come out anV speak with him (B.) but Smith backed out ! \ These I am told are the facts—but I can’t believe it—the Hon. and pious E. N. Bates wouldn’t lie—he hadn't oughter. No, no, gentleman; depend on it, there is some misunderstanding around the sap bush—you can bet your devoted on that —<his is my ojwon and you can have it for what it is It is true that there are men here, who have the audacity to state pub licly, that Bates did lie a little in the address of the immortal sixty—Horace Greely says they wete mistaken— they were talking to the “Marines’’—do you take—the Auditor of the Stale of New York says they lied—you have had the effrontery to say publicly that they lied—(do you really think they did ? What does T. Muggins Newson, Esqnirc, say? By the way, has T. Muggins Newson, Esquire, sold out to the Democracy, body, boots, breeches, gin-jug and all ?) We have men here in onr midst, who go so far as to say, that Hon. E. N. Bates will lie, has lied and sticks to it—and a men who formerly peddled Pills here says, I’m told, that he is an “un blushing lixr ” —but you know we must make all due allowance for such uncharitable re marks, and I doubt not you will, as I do. when I tell you that the said whilom Pill Peddler is and wa3 an Anti-Loan man, which accounts for “the milk in that cocoa nut.’’ You know, it makes a difference where you take Store pay! Messrs. Editors, I dont know whether I have got through or not—l believe it is a little foggy about here—hey ? At any rate let me give you a little good advice—the vote has been taken and we have licked you badly —now own up, acknowledge the corn and behave yourselves and try and get back on the Republican track again, for we don’t want you in the Democratic party—T. Muggins is all we want at present. Cataract. American Slates in the British Army. —The London Times, after referring to tfe Earl of Ellenborough’s explanation relative to the proposed enlistment of “ Kroomen” on the coast of Africa for service in India, ob serves : “ Will Lord Derby and Lord Har dinge deny with equal confidence that it has ever been in contemplation to seek for re cruits in Canada among the fugitive slaves of the United States 7 Or will they assert that there also ‘ Kroomen’ only were sought for.” Miss Charlotte Cushman and Dr. Bailey, of the National Era , were at Chicago a few days since. The former was there for the purpcse of making investments in real es tate, and the latter probably to look after in vestments already made. Owr Special Kin neap oil. an* K. Aa “°*f Correspondents*. April, 20, 1858. 7V> the Editors qfihe Minnesotian : The sun has at last made its appearance, and all things look bright and glad again. Once more we have the pleasure of seeing the beauties of Saint Anthony and Minneap olis taking theft daily accustomed promenades, though veiy often obliged to show their an kles and activity by jumping the many mud holes which have been made by the recent rains. I learn that Mr. J. 0. Paist of Delaware, arrived in Minneapolis to-day, in company with twenty-six mechanics who are to be employed in erecting a large saw mill some few miles above the Falls. We also heard that some gentlemen were expected here this spring, to commence operations on some of the various mills which are to be erected at the new dam built at the Falls last winter. If all the improvements are made which are in contemplation at the Falls, one million dollars will be expended at Saint Anthony and Minneapolis during the ensuing season, aside from that invested in real estate. I was informed to-day that a gentleman of Minneapolis intended to place a line of stages on the road between St Paul and Minneapo lis, and that a line of hacks would be started from St. Anthony to St. Paul in opposition to the present line of stages plying between the above named places. The dancing people of this place are anx iously awaiting the 30th day pf April, not in the morning but in the evening, at which time a grand fancy dress and masquerade gift ball takes place at the Winslow bouse to be given by Mr. Chamberlain of St Antho ny. From the preparations which are being made it will _no doubt be a grand affair. There is the place to get your money back. Some little excitement is existing in Min neapolis as to who will or who will not get the Post Office at said place. In all proba bility somebody will be Post Master, but who we cannot say. Our friend the local of the Gazette thinks that the successful indi vidual will get the office ! Various conjectures have been made res pecting the identity of Waazizi, the author jf the letters from St. Anthony and Minne apolis to the Minnesotian. Some think they know and some think they don’t know— those who think they know do not know, and they who think they do not know, are as wise as th< se who think they do know. Among those most curious about the mat ter is the poet laureate of the Minnesota R. R. Company. He has made extraordinary efforts to ascertain the authors name, and has satisfied himself that Waazizi is a small man. His enormous conclusion is no doubt as agreeable as would be the discovery of the real perpetrator, who is six lect in altitude ; weighs 160 pounds; has excellent wind, and cannot be whippe 1 by any man in Minnesota who will give him three yards the start. Yours, How Came Too So 1 It was generally understood over town yesterday, that on election night the Muggins of the Times was badly intoxicated, not only with joy but Gin ; and that his con frere of the quill, a certain Secretary, was also in high spirits, and not from drinking Mississippi water either 1 The grand facy dress ball at Washington, of Mrs. Senator Gwin, has transpired, and we begin to hear from it through the Jenk inses of the press. Most of the distinguish ed ladies of the nation, we infer,were present, attired in some unusual, outlandish, or ridicu lous costume. Mrs. Gwin, we are told, was attired as a queen ; Mrs. Douglas os Aurora; and Mrs. Pugh as Night; Mrs. Clay of Ala bama, personated Mrs. Partington, having Ike with her, probably personated by her husband. Mrs. Senator Hale appeared as a Spanish Duenna, and so on, through an inde finie list Such grave gentlemen as Senators Seward, Hale, Douglas, Mason, the President, Secretaries Cobb, Thompson, Ac., Ac., were permitted to appear os gentlemen rather than monkies; while Keitt, Burlingame,Cochrane, Clingman, A., appeared as bull fighters, Span ish gentlemen, gentlemen of the olden time, and in any other shape and form that pleased them, if only removed as far as possible from common dignity and common sense. The fancy*dress ball given by the New Yorkers at the Crystal Palace, in aid of char ity, and which was splendidly successful so liar as raising money is concerned, had the following winding up as related by the New York Herald. “This flow of liquor produced its nntnral effects, and as the small hours wore on, border ruffianism was rampant.— There was fighting, howling and screaming lor lost garments. The policemen who en deavored to assist the distribution did it in snch a stupid way that they made matters worse. Disorder reigned supreme. Pick pockets and clothing thieves darted here and there like Mexican gurillas,pi undering as they went. All sense of courtesy and politeness was lost. People were knocked down, kicked and trampled upon. The Palace resounded with tie din of shunting, howling, roaring cursing, swearing and screaming, in all the lan guages under heaven. Babel was nothing to it Tbe whole affair was a disgrace to the city.” Keitt’a African Eloquence. That particular eloquence which takes its pomp and exaggeration from the associations of slavery, is now abundant in Congress.— Among its orators, Mr. Keitt, of South Car olina, is eminent Here is a specimen from his recent effort on Kansas : “ Our eagles were to be carried as were carried the eagles of Rome, until, with the wafture of their wings, they had fanned away the pride and pomp and power of surround ing nations, and this whole continent was em braced in the meshes of our proconsular des potism. The old thirteen, like a Corinthian shaft, was to spire upward to the Heavens ; but it was to rest upon a dome covering blood and rapine and tyranny. Has the gnost of this murdered scheme come back unannealed and blood bolted, to spell your gaze with its basilisk fascination? Do you want to con quer states and provinces, and send forth procon«uls covered with pomp, and backed by legions, to glut your greed upon plundered wealth, and sate your lust of power on ru ined victims ? Do you want a triumphal march to the Capital, with the spoils of plun dered provinces to deck your pathway, an enslaved people gathered around your chariot wheels f ’ A gentleman from Ohio, lately stated, that by adding his personal observations to those of a friend, he could say, that from Omaha City, Nebraska, to Washington, there was a line of prayer-meetings along the whole length of the road; so that wherever a Chris tian traveler stopped to spend the evening, he could find a crowded prayer-meeting across the entire breadth of our vast Repub lic. Th* Editorial Convention at St. Paal •* M of San* next. The Shakopee Register says - “ It having been suggested that there be a meeting G f the editor* of Minnesota, at an early day, for the purpose of agreeing upon a bill of prices for printing throughout the Ter ritory or State; becoming better acquainted with each other, Ac., the Minnesotian propo ses that the meeting be held at St Paul, on Thursday, the 3d of June, the day following the le-asseiqbiing of the Legislature. The day mentioned will, for reasons obvious to the editors of the State, be a proper one.” We have recently beard this movement spoken of by various papers in tbe State— We think our brethren of tbe press do not exactly understand tbe motives of the Min nesotian. That paper tried a short time ago to effect a combination among the editors of this city against tbe printers. That plan failed, because the editors were opposed to combinations to cir down printer’s wages. The editor of the Minnesotian now proposes a grand combination of all tbe editors of the State ! Let printers beware, and mark the man that seeks to delude them by professions of friendship.— St. Paul Times of 20th. —The most fit comment upon tbe remarks of the Times to the Shakopee Register article, is the following card from the Journeymen Printer’s of St. Paul: To the Craft.— At a regular meeting of the St. Paul Printer’s Union, No. 30, held March 27 th, the following preamble and res olutions were unanimously adopted: W her cab, It has been made known to this Union, that the Daily Times Office has refu sed to comply with the rules and regulations laid down by our Union; and Wherras, It baa also been made known that there are Journeymen Printers now employed in said office who are not comply ing with our rules and regulations, and are now working at rates less than our scale of prices call for; therefore, Resolved , That tbe Daily Times Office be published as a “Rat” and unfair Office, and that all true members of the “craft” gene rally, throughout tbe Union, be warned against having anything to do with said Office; and be it further Resolved, That the Journeymen Printers now employed in said Office, be notified by the Board of Directors of this Union, that if they do not comply with the rules of the Union within one week (after being presented with a copy of tbe scale of prices,) that they also be published as “Rats,” and unworthy the favor of every true friend of the craft; and, be it also Resolved , That the foregoing preamble and resolutions be published in the Daily and Weekly Minnesotian, and tbe Daily and Weekly Pioneer and Democrat, and also in the Financial Advertiser. A. D. Martix, r. f. T *oxill, H. O. Basford, M. Duqan, B. H. Smith, w. J. Wimrosa, H. A. Caowtia, d. T. Bxock, r. H. Pbatt, J. Q. A. Was*. E. Sodih Liohtbovbb, J. T. McCot, Sol. Tbvbbbacqh, 0. A. Bbbhh, J. M. Cclvbb, J. Claris, J. E. Gates, T. J. Cohhob, Mabtib V. B. Toma, M. Swbekbt, V. P. McNambb, L. Cook. J. E. OATES, President. D. T. Brock, Acting Secretary. —ln addition to the foregoing, all we have to say is, that if the editors of Minnesota will be along here in St. Paul, on the 3d of June, we shall endeavor to see them properly accommodated, T. Muggins Newson. Esquire, “to the contrary notwithstanding.” Waazizi. Laud Offices in ntnneaota. The following officers were recently con firmed by the Senate : Registers —Samnel Plumer at Faribault, Minnesota; reappointed. W. A. Caruthers at Sank Rapids, Minne sota ; reappointed. G. A. Clitherall at Otter Tail, Minnesota ; reappointed. Cbas. G. Wagner at Stillwater, Minnesota; reappointed. Receivers of Public Monet.— John D. Evans at Forest City, Minnesota. B. F. Tillotson at Faribault, Minnesota ; reappointed. S. L. Hays at Sauk Rapids, Minnesota; reappointed. more Free Labor Triumphs in Missouri. The St. Louis Democrat claims to have two more victories to add to its coronal of free la bor triumphs—tho one in the election of Mc- Dearmon, Mayor of Boonville, and the other in the election of Payne, Mayor of Kanaka City. Of the first it says: Mr. McDearmon, who has just been elec ted Mayor of Boonville, was the candidate for Auditor on tie Benton ticket two years ago, and is a stajinch, uncompromising oppo nent of the politics and fanaticisms in all their shapes of the “national” demagogues of this State. The industrial question, the immi gration question, entered largely, we under stand, into the contest, and the emphatic voice of Boonville discloses that it does not intend to be behind its rivals in inviting en terprise, capital and free industry to come un challenged to its fine site, and aid iu building up a flourishing city on the banks of the Mis souri. A Munificent Bequest. The late Charles McM icken, of Cincinnati, has bequeathed to the Corporation of that city the sum of SBOO,OOO lor the foundation of two Free Universities, ore for boys and the other for girls. Orphan children, between the ages of five and fourteen are to be receiv ed, supported aad educated out of the funds of the Colleges. Tbose who may remain in either Institution until the age of eighteen, are to be bound oat to some useful oecupa tion, their inclinations towards particular branches of trade to be invariably consulted. Pupils who develop marked talent are to be professionally educated. Tbe course of in structions to range from rudimentary princi ples to the full college course. *' Orphans who shall be thus reared and educated, and shall intermarry, from the male to the female in stitution, or vice versa, are to receive, at the date of marriage, a loan not exceeding SSOO, at 6 per cent interest. No other restriction is placed npon the conduct of the institutions than that the Protestant Bible shall be used in both as a book of instruction. The num ber of pupils is left to tbe discretion of the city anthorities. Tbe property devised for the Biteof the College is that known as the Old Watson estate on the Hamilton Road, near Cincinnati. Mr. McMicken has left a property valued at over BLOOO,OOO. The balance remaining after this large bequest is divided among a host of relatives, in small sums to each.— Part of tbe property being situated in Louis iana, the testator orders ihe manumission of all the slaves thereon, and directs that each negro who desires to emigrate to Liberia shall be furnished with an outfit of 8100. — Tbe Cincinnati Commercial has an interesting sketch of Mr. McM’cken; “We are informed that this University scheme was a favorite of the deceased, since he arrived at his majority. It was his con stant theme of conversation,and he persist ently studied the subject, and accumulated property with the view of devoting it to the noble cause to which he bequeathed his princely estate. . „ , „ Mr. McMicken was bom in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1982,and was aged 76 years when he died. In 1803 be crossed the Alle ghenies, and arrived here with a horse, saddle and bridle, which were then his entire pro- perty. He engaged in the river trade in flatboats, then very profitable, and afterwards estab lished himself in business at Bayou Sara. After successfully prosecuting trades few years at the point he returned to this city and built himself a residence, in which he always resorted in the summer, passing his winters invariably in the South. He never married, but was constantly surrounded by relatives, to whom he was liberal.” Ex- Judge Losing has not been appointed to an office by the U. S. Government, as baa bean reported.