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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
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
—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
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
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
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
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,
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 168 36
Bear Valley 18 6
Pepin (Reeds Landing 45 46
Lake City 93 8T
Brownsville 60 maj. for Loan.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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.”
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 ;
Cbas. G. Wagner at Stillwater, Minnesota;
Receivers of Public Monet.— John D.
Evans at Forest City, Minnesota.
B. F. Tillotson at Faribault, Minnesota ;
S. L. Hays at Sauk Rapids, Minnesota;
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
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-
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.

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