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call tain* ituprokvl. the previous question was ordered, and on the motion to postpone Indefinitely, the »}'» and now were called, nod ri suited. aye* 32,' nay* 20 Mr. IMKRCK gave notice of » motion to reooaaider the vote for indefinite |*wt|wnc ment. The limine then adjourned until ten o'clock on Mooday. Monday, Fi-I». IS, lUB. MKMATB. The Henate met, ami wan calks! to or der by Mr. itIDPATH. Prayer by the Chaplain, lfr. COW AN gave notice of intention to introduce a bill. ijeave of absence wan granted to Mirer*. N onion and Foiaon. A number of House billn were tlien read a second time by their title*. The following Henate bill* were read a Mound time : A bill to provide for lettinp tlie jmblic printing, binding, and advertising waa re ferred to tho Committee on printing. A hill (-(tending the time for the con struction of the Mississippi and Uuin river Room. A bill authorizing the County Comtnin sioners of Hteeli-county to levy a tax for building a bridge across Htraigbt river. The following bill* were read a third time and passed : A bill to authorize the Btatc of Minnesota to borrow 9360,000 to defray tbe current expenses of the Htate. Referred to tlie Committee on Wnys and Mean*. A bill enabling the (Common Council of the city of Ht. Paul to i**uc bonds for the construction of a levee from the unfair In the lower landing. Itefcrml to them. Paul delegation. A memorial for a mail mute from Hhak opae to Clear Water, waa read a third time and passed , alao, A bill inoorjKirating the town of Rare dotta. A bill authorising foreign cxecutur* and adminiatratora to sue in tlie court* of this State. A bill fur the protection of game, waa re ferred to a "elect conimittoe of live, Messrs. Cook. Ksinkk, Atuua, Hum, and ill naoa. A bill authorising tin- Register of Iteeda of Isanti county to copy deeds from tlie Register * office in tlie county of ItaniM-y, waa read a third time and passed ; alao. A Mil to locate a Htate Road from Miak ojiee to Cli-ur Water, aial a Memorial for a grant of land* for a rail road from Ht. Paul to Hupt-rior. and from thence to C'rww Wing, waa read a third time and passed The Senate went into t 'mnmittcc of the Whole, for tlie eoii"ideration of all hills reu<ly for »ueh action, Mr. Cowan In the chair, and the following were n-|Mirte<l Mick with the accoiii|auiying nvommendat iona : An act to mcorfairate tho town nl Fair Hawn- wu* laid aaide for tlie present. A 101 l authorizing the city of Ht. Paul to conatruct Water Work" for the u«, of *anl city—laid on tlie talile for tin- present. A bill incor|Hiraling tic- town of lirnev* waa laid miide. A bill m relation to tlie <|iialiflcHtioni(, duties, aisl compensation ol the Clerk of district Courts. Referred to Committee on Judiciary. A bill lor a Slate rood from Rochester to Cannon Falls, iu (inodhuc county, wus amended and reported bark with the recom mendation that it l«- |sisseil A hill incorporating the town of Rock ville. ordered engnmard for athinl reading. A bill regulating the lee* and emolument* of the Clerks of tlie Supreme Court, was rend. The < ‘ommittse of the Whole il»-n rose and n-portisl that tls- proceeding* had been interrupted by the alMeiice of a ipiorum, and submittial tls- bills to tin- Henate with their accoin|NUiylng ainenduienf" and recommend ation*. A call of the Sciaiti- was ordered, and the na-mbcni remained un<h r call lor nearly one hour, after which further proceeding* were dispensed with, and |»iiding further action on the report, Tbe Henate adjourned. HOPtUC Of ItKPIfKSKNTATIVKS. The House met at It) o'clock aisl was called to ordt r by the H|ieakcr pro Itm. The Committee on Public I .and* reported ttock a bill |N-ovidiiig for snicislim-nts to the Constitution, relating to school lands, with a reciuumendstion that it Is indefinitely postponed. The report was referred lo Committee on Kducation aisl Science. I*he Committee on Supplies aisl kxpendi ture< n-|s>rfed various aei-ounts lor trunsla tions of the (lovernor* message. aisl for exp> tinea im-urml in the oiintostcd ek-ction case «.f Duniiam ei. KivosHi ar. Mr. K Fill I pn-ncntcd the report from tls- Committee on Mileage which was read ami orilered printed in the jiwirnal. Mr. BAI.COMHK iffi-red a resolution (but Mown. Siti:rr* ami On* be instructed to ascertain the e»|»-ii*e* of the Cimstitu turns! Convention ami of (he extra wreioii ol the Legislature, which was adopted. Mr. I'KOHHY offered a resohjlion grant tug tbe use of tbe Hail for a |aiMk* meeting on I'ucsdav evening, which was adopted llr. tills lA-nxl * resolution tendering tbe Hull of the House, to Messrs. Ilm.l ins iikao. Judge Nklsun ami other*. Mr. HTARKKY offered the ti-llewmg nwdution : u mi sms. It is sllrgstl tiiat corrupt nissn* wvtv rmployril to cilim-tt. r ami control n.ui ber« ut tbe last •• ui„:i ul ilhi Tattltefial l,«i, laluis in theii limpi-sal i-t tbs (iraut of fot Raltr->a.| purpose-,, therefore, Mi«Wt nl Thai Ibe SeleeU'i'iiiiaitti-e appoint etl tu lUleatiyate Ike alts i« of tba Isutdiiraut KatiroaJ t- ispaaiss, be iiMlriu-trJ tu en.juire Into, ilhl ivttiu loiiaiiu) in relation to »u< h allege.l rmcspttona. *u.l report the result their investigat on to the 11.-iae «l aa earljr day A question of order «« raiwd by Mr OTIS, that this lli-uae h d m> authority to investigate tlie at-Uins of a lit alafuir that |<rroed(d it, atal theHpraki-r so tk-cidrd. Tltlßfl NRAIIINU SSNATK HIM*. IN eiIMUITTKK or TIIK WIIOI.K. hki-hhm. ar*ot i tions Mr. BIiKKTZ appealed from the decision of the chair, ami tlie yeaa and nays being rallid. tbe speaker was sustaino] by ayes 27, nays 20. Mr. KKfTH having voted in tie- affirma tive, mov<d a reconsideration of a vote, ami went on to say the Committee appointed some days ago,he apprehended, was csnccislly for the purpose of investigating the sub stance of this resolution, but that the power waa not dear for that committee to act The chargis were rife against members of tbe last Is-gislature, and he thoogiit they ought to Im investigated. It waa the usual course in Congress to investigate any charge* made against lorrner sessions of Osigrnw. The lejpslature of W i aeons in was now fovestigating the comluct of a former lißgislature that had the disposal of tlie fsmd Cranta. Mr. HHKKTZ also spoke in oppm-ition to the decision of the Ctialr, and ailvanod the same arguments as Mr. K kitii. Mr. HUADLKY said tfuit some time sinee the legislature had adopted a resolu tion of investigation. He doubb-d tbe rig lit of the l/gi*Jature to make any investiga tion, if the railroad companies refuauj it There waa no specific charge against the railroad companies, or members of the last l/sgislature. There was nothing but rum oft, and the House ought not take un ram or*, and thereupon oiticr invsatigations.— N o resolution shoukl be entertained to in vestigatc, unless there were s[»eilic cliurgi*. Isit Homo nne come forward ami charge the last legislature with corruptly giving aw ly tlie land grant; then let a committee be apfointed. He did not sfwak for tlie rail road companies, but be undcrstissl they were ready to go into tlie most thorough in vestigation. Mr. ffKAJtCE rek-rml lo the action of Cwngnws in the investigation of tlie SMO,- 000 corruption case of Lawskncs, Htonk k t ’(>. as a good [iruwient why the investi gation should not take place. Mr llltAlHiKY said the case cib-d by Mr. IfKsaes was on a specific clinrge in I‘ongn‘xL I jet tis- charge tie made s|srific tiy gentlens-n, and not skulk Is-liiml rumor", and tie wouki vote for the investigation. Mr. HTAKKKY said he was informed tiiat gentlemen in this city would come M>- fnra sucli a committee, ami testily to a cor rupting iiifiuenoe ii|s>n the lust Isgi-da lure. The motion to reconsider was laid on the table, and made the special order lor to morrow at 11 o’clock. INTSOIII ITION ASH mow KKAIHNO or IIIU.S, Ity Mr. MctißOltTY : An act redin-iiig all laws anil acts incoqmrating the city of Ht. Paul into one act, and amending the same. Hy Mr. TKFFT : An act to incorporate tin* town of Wabashaw. Hy Mr. f'lliriT'KNHKN ■ To incor|s>- rate tlie town of Ksiianujii. Hy Mr. HU'ITKiW : To Incorporate the town nl Kasota. Hy sundry members: Ads for State Ronds from lli ndcrson to Fort Riilglcy ; from Forrest City to llreckcnridge. und to Clear Water; frniii Owatnna to Vernon; from (Jordon, Wls., bi Little Fulls; from Wyoming to inb-raect the Point Ibmglae and Ht. Ismis river Military Rmid ; from Henderson to Kandnhi; from Richmond to l.tim , from Isikc ('ity to < twutonna ; from l'-lliota to Fillmore; from Minmiska, ami from Isikc City to High Forest, IkCii.Mi HKAlllKo HOI SR MM*. An ad providing lorn township organi- WAtiim. Itefcrml to Measrs. M ASTKas, k kitii, Tal.airr, Tattkrsai.l ami Hm-ow. An ad lor the iwtablishim-nt of nn Agri cultual Collegi-. Ib fornsi to Committee on lncor|Mirations. , An act to incor|NHate the town ol U- Hueur. An ad to im'or|iornte the town of Oli-an. IMIOOU COUNTY SKAT. The bill providing for un olectioo on the ipawtion oMlh> iNMinty seat, was rend a third time, ami referred to Mown. (jJlminp, Wav and Fostkh. KUIiIHATtON hksom-tion Mr. PIKRCK uiovid a reconsiik-rution of llu- vole by which tin- joint resolution relat ing to the appointment of a committee to pn imre a |>uninhk-t lor geia-ral eirvuiatiiNi in kuo'i«' and in the United Stalls, was indefinitely |sait|Ninid on Hatunluy. which was agreed U>, ami tla< resolution was thisi relero d to Mivwra. Pixaea, Fi.aok- I.ani). Hanson ami Ritan. TrruPAt, Feb. I<>, In.'ifi. KKNATK. Senate m»-t and *«.< called to order In Mi Knortni. i'ntvcr by the Chaplain. Ilr. COOK gate iiotuv of a bill. HII.M IXTAOl>tcKl>. By Mr. VAN KTI'KN r A bill to repeal fen art granting further time Incomplete the Kiiiii Kiver and Miawwippi Itooni |ly Mr. COWAN ; A bill to authorial' a change of Miiiic in Ihatriet Court*. Itv \lr. Hit’ll A KIMON ; A bill for a State Koad from St Joaeph t« I-< fig I'arari' Hy Mr. COOK : A bill for a State If.ud from Sliakopee to Farilatulr. Alsou lull to eotiipel the attnndamv ol witoeawi The following Home bill* wen' read a second time: A Joint lt«wnlutio«i m n lotion to Swamp lamia; a bill granting the right to HetiJ Van (ampun to establish a ferry arnwa Cannon River Tbo n-port of the committee of the whole ■mole yesterday. and the rr< nmnicmlatioaa ami aim nlnient* emlailinl thrtem. were con sidered. and on motion of Mr. VAX KI TKN. the Senate went into coiurailtc* of the whole for the cou«i«hrathii of bill* ready for a eooimittrv of the whole. Mr. Cow an in the chair. A bill for a Slate lb ail from Shukopoe to Faribmlt wax reported back with pw.' sage tvconnnrndvd. A lull extending tiie time for the comph' lion of the Miwuw'ppi aiei Kuni Hirer H<a>tn.— .<nieni| engroMd for a tbtrvl nwd in*. An art authorizing the County Commia ‘MH W ol Steele county to levy a lax fiw the 'onatruction ol a bridge vtu« Straight river, wan amended, amt urd< reil rugnaeed lor a Kurd reading HE WEEKLY PIONEER AND DEMOCRAT A bill incorporating the town of Fair liaveti, was ordered e«graa,d. A bill authorizing the elector* of Is.- Hueur county to vote for the location of a county seat, was nad sod laid aside. A bill regulating the fee* and emolune nts of ck-rka of Itistrict Court, was r-fi-mtl b, Committee on Judiciary. A bill for a Htate road from Ht. f’aul to Chisago City. Ordend engrossed A bill amending chap IH, of the Sisaion Law a of IH.Vi, was laid aside for tie pre sent. A bill in relation b» judicial sales of real catub-, was referred to Committee on Judi ciary. A hill in relation to tbe Supreme aisl District Court, and regulating their power* and duties, referred to Committee on Judi ciary. A bill reported aa a sulwtitub: for tbe 85,000,000 loan bill was taken up. and it was moved bi lay it aside for tlie present. Mr. VAN KTTKN wished b> liavc the mmsideration of the bill piatponml until the Investigating Committee report. Mr. JONKH notified the Henab- tiiat he also wislicd to submit amendments bi tlie bill. Mr. RIDPATII hoped tbe bill would not be postponid, because he wished to amend it in certain particulars, and consid ered tin: present an appropriate tins: for doing so. He iiad a lew statements to make. He was a member of tlie Investi gating Committee, sod they fiaind it a diffi cult tusk to collect evidence in accordance with tlie resolution, mid they wished time to semi to Washington and Milwaukee tor evidence in the case. Therefore, la- hoped the bill would be read now. Mr. VAN KTTKN kuew that gentle men had amcii’lmen'-" to tbe bill now pro- Cred, some of which W( W: na-ribirmu", and was ready to give them his cordial sup port. He hoped tlie hill would lie read now, in order that tin- amendments might lie considered bi day. Mr. JONKH was not in fiivor of laying aside tlie bill to-day, but lie merely wished to give tls- gentleman from Houston (Mr. Strkktsk) au opportunity to oppose iiis amendment, for lie was confklent lie would do so, were he in hi- seat. He wished to give him a fair diance to discuss the pro posed amendment. A vote being taken on the proportion to lay the bill aside for tlie present, it was de cided in the negative by a vote of uyiw 10, nay* 11. Mr. VAN KTTKN offered an amend ment, to which Mr. HUDSON submitted an uiis'iidmcnt. Mr. KIDPATH "uhmith-d a substitute for Mr. Hudson's motion, which provides for tls- redemption of the is aid" at uny time after the expiration of Iwenty-Jive yean, in sb-od ot n n, as provided in tlie original hill. Tlie substitute- was adopted upon u division of the Senate. Tlie i|iiestion recurring upon the umend tiH-ut originally -ulimitb-d, Mr. HUDSON contended tliut his motion to amend came next in older. The Chair deciihd tiiat Mr. il.'s iimend tm-f t wui< not in order, because tin- substi tute lor it hail Ikvii adopted, which pre cluded its further coin-idem tit in. Mr. HUDSON up|*-aled from the deci sion, and u vnb- being taken, the decision of the Chair was sustained. Mr. Van Kttkn's amendment then came in ordiT it provide* that uo company shall lie entitiiNl to receive tlie installments of fi.tll.OOO, until the eoui|suiy "liall prmlucc to the (lovcnior Hatisfacbiry evident,-, veri fied by the oaths of the Treasurer. Chief Kngiiiter anti two Directors of -aid coin puny, that it hud e.\|N-nik<d 8100,000 in the construction ami equipment of said root). Pending the further consideration of the above amendment, on motion of Mr. JONKH. the committee rose anti asked have to sit again. The recommendations ami amendments of tls- committee were concurred iu by tlie Senate. A number of amendments were then pro posed and adopted bi the hill incorporating the town ot Fair Haven. Mr. W ATS< >N moved to make the Isstn Hill the *|ieoial order of the day for tls- first of J uly next. Mr. COWAN hoped the motion would not prevail, for the lull was exciting public interest, ami for om- he was ready to meet the is-ne. We should have a full ami im partial consideration, ami Ik- would be glad to have the hill (terleeted as much as punsi bkv For one he would not support such a motion, even if is- w asoppond to every pr<v visitin contain,d in the hill. The- bill was the-n made tlie <|svial order for om' week from to-morrow i Mom lay. Feb. 'J tth.) Mr. 1.1 N DHI.KY intred’kt-il a bill to promote the early eomnmKvment and.qvAdy eoaipk tiou of ivrtaiu raiiroa.l" proposed in this Htate. by a loan of the ereiit of the sank-, which was read a hr-t time by its ti t 10. aial 250 copies order ,1 printed. I7i, Senate utljounad. HOt SK Of KKVIIf'KNT VTI\»». 1 he llou-vinet at 10 o'clock rmrio.Ns. Mes-re. roS ILR an,l KI Hl.Kit mtro <lucxd |*'titions fi>r tin divi.-n n of Fillmore countv. Mr. K A M KH uitreduced a remoiwtraiH') signal bv •" verai Imndrrd. ■ .-atnst any diri sion of Uillmore county. The jwtitmhis and rcaiuosiraoet-s wen- in ferred to tls* Conmiittci hi Town* an>l Counties. BIU< INTKOLU , xn. Hy Mr CIUITENDKN An act au thorizing the Register of D-ed." of ('row Wing i-tsin'r. to copy rr»-ottU fnvoi Ranwey county. Mr FI.ADKLAND ederwl a rv»oiutaai directing tin- chief (’krk to --w-ue eeruficab-s to th-w pi-"."»s haring claims aguinst the Is-gtsUtu'e. which were rejvrbd tiptm by tb>- ('ommitteo on Supid-e* ,u»| Kxpendi lures, which wa» atlopbd wstviNo asAOiati sknatk mu.". An act bi iik-tirporate tbe town of Kao dolta. An act auUszrixitig foreign Administra tor* to enter snits in tbe Courts of this State. An act to authorize tlie Register of Isanti county to copy records lr->m liiunwy county. An act for a Htate read fvm Hhakopee to Clearwater. IIOCSK HII.LS OX HKUO.VD KKADINO. An act Ui incorporate tbe town of Kasota. An act to preridc for the qualification of clerks of tlie I listnct Courts. MMXS OX THIBO KKaOINO An set relating bi limited partnerships. An act to incorporate the csinty of Kau nabec. t'ruiu WaUilngioit. K*liDzi'.hl r<yrrri«pot*<ieiM><k of ih« PioM«*r fowl Dmm *r*L Wasuinoton, Feb. 2, lfi'H. Charges of a most unjust character were preferred against Col. Nohi.ks, Hupcrintcnd ant of the Fort Ridgely and South Pass Wagon Roud.-cveral inontiis since, by a sub orilinate in tbe Interior Department. The Colonel was accmcd of unnecessary delays in starting with his party from Haint Paul, of uaelcH expenditure of public money, (you remember the codfish story) and of disobe dience to his instructions. Without giving Nom as an opportunity to be heard, be was superewkd in bis position, and Mr. Maca-voy of Ohio, appointed. Yon will be glad to hear that Secretary Thompson, ujion an in v iwtigation of the case, has re-ap[s>inbd Col. Nobi.h, thus treating tls: charges made against him us frivilous, and based grounds of personal enmity and ill willupon Col. Noumea presents a clearer record than any of the Wagon Ruul Sujs-riutend ante. lie has constructed a hundred mi!es of road, while his associates have yet to re port a single mile completed. Tne people of Minnesota appreciate the fact that thc difficultie* attending his ik-parture from Ht. Paul last summer, were caused by official mismanagement in Washington, not in Min nesota. Tls-re is, ut present, in this city, a depu tation of Yankton Sioux, brought on by Capt. Ton, of Sioux City, to enter into a treaty with the government for tin- sale of tlie laiids lying between the Big Hioux ami the Missouri, and comprising the greater portion of what Ls known as Dakota Territory. The only obstacle in the way of tin- formation of tls* Treaty is. the impres sion which prevails here, tiiat the deputation does not fully represent the Yankton nations. It is proposed either to send for other Indians, or negotiate the treaty in the west. 'I he latter method, us the least expensive, will probably be adopted. The purchase of this fund from the Yankton* will have an effect upon the prosperity of the Territory west of us, similar bi that produced upon Minne sota, by the Sioux treaty, under which the Indian title to nearly all the lan,l wret of the Missisttimii was extinguished. Tlie Bopricty of negotiating another Indian Treaty, in which Minnesota lias a deep interest, is alto under consideration at the Indian Department, and will probably lie determined u|xin thi" week. The propo sition is to extinguish tho title of the R»d Lake band of Chiiipewas, to all the lands lying cm-t of the fted River of tlie North, ami tints open the valley of that river to settlement. Huch u tn-aty lias liecn earnestly reeoiuineiitltd by Superintendent Cm.i.k.s. In case it is determined upon, the leading Chiefs of tiiat band will be brought to Washington. The Fort Hnelliug Investigating Commit tee is hard at work. Hon. Roiikkt Smith. (who would have liked a small slice of the land himself, but didnt get it.) Major Kastman, Mr. (Jkaiiam, of Va.; Colonel Thomas, of tls- Army, ami a few other*, have I teen examined. Mr. Smith, it is re ported. drew ou his conscience for a state ment that the lan,l was worth from half a million to a million of dollars! The general opinion is tliut the investigation will cost the government thirty thousand dollars, and develop ttic astounding fact tiiat Uncle Sam has cheated Mr. Srr.xi.x. Of course, no body will sympatkiae with tlie latter indi vidual. The Fort Ripley sale has not yet Urn approved. I understood, to-day, tkat tho governmeut lias determined to permanently reoccupy tiiat ‘post. This will lie good news to the settlers in the northern portion ot Minnesota. The most vigorous exertions are being made to stop the sule of tlie half breed lamls. advertised to come off next month, aud oja-n the tract to pre-emption. The effort will undoubtedly U- successful, us the Commissioner of the Office muoiu>t* every disposition to promote the interests of actual settlers, and t«ir delegation is hanl at work to effect tlie result aimed at. The settk-rs on the truet are repreneuted here by Measi-s. Mostoomkbt aisl Hhakc. of lame Citv. and a gentleman from Walwahaw. l')ur delegation is quietly but zealously at work, on,havering t" "ecure the immediate admissioo of Minuesota. Mr. Kibosbuby, wiio is verv ("'pillar here, is »!»,» !ai»>ring to accomplish tls- same real I'is' I’reaitkm expresses liiiihwif. in i-otiveraatioti, friemliy to iiumediaie sctitui on oar applicatssi. ami uUo in oppowition to any attempt to connect Minnesota with Kansas. The motion made by Mr. Dout.ua*, yes terday, to take up the" Minnesota bill, wu not acted ipon tivday, owing to tlie reception ot a uMS*agv from ibe President, eneksurg the Leeompton pill. Ihe message, yon will of course receive is-fiire '.h:s letter Upon us mvpt»>n iV-tMrte comnwis-wl on K aa<a.- TtsisH*. id tia. favoring the iavompton CottUitution, ai»i Tki msi u~ of liimoni. making a general - nsiaught ,m the policy aisl acts of the Admini-trali-"!. H-nator Wiuaix has the ths-r for to-UMMTOW. 1 very much tear tiiat the discussMa of tbe Kansas tjUtstion will take premdenee of our apple cation, and that a vote will not be liatl upon either proposition tor • r*J weeks. Watch ami pray i" a very goe«l nk-a. but damning and curving maeft ns-re in vogue at pr>-*- eot among the sixty Minoesutmns dost in this city. M. W*sh;s..t«<x. Feb 5. It'oz* There o no ose ot di-gu>-ng tbe tact that the appi.iution ut' Minnesota tor ad : -"uhi into the Union ha# been c<>m[>licated by a majority of the Senate—aye, and by a majority of Ifemocrats—with the Kansas question. From present appearances, there will be a rote in the Seoate on the latter proposition, before definite action is hail on our application, although the Minnesota bill ha- the precedence. The motion made by Senator Douglas to take up the Minnesota bill was discussed for one day, and if a vote could have been secured upon it, the motion would have passed. Hut the next day. while the Illinois Senator was '-ndeavoring to bring the Sen ate to the consideration of the bill, the Le compton meaage was received from the President, and the Senators—itepubiicans and Democrats—discarded Minnesota as undeserving of attention, and proceeded to buncombiw* BleediDg Kansas. ’ Of course every Senator will have to make a speech on liecompton : this will consume a month s time, daring which the Minnesota bill will lie in its present dormant condition. I do not think the proposition to admit Kansas under the Leeompton ('(institution, and Minnesota, in one bill, will be attempted in the Senate. There is a clear majority in that body, opposed to such a course, except as a hut retort to bring Kansas in. As the Administration policy will lie sustained by the Senate, thejtwo bills will goto the House separately, and will probably be attached there by the Committee on Territories, in order to force—or rather furnish an excuse —to Northern Democrats to vote for the Leeompton swindle. It will surprise you, hot the policy of at taching Minnesota to Kansas, finds its ad vocates almost exclusively among Northern Democrats, who sustain the legality of the Ijceompton Constitution. Those gentry tas k an excuse to justify themselves before their constituents, for easting a vote which thov very well know, will damn them, polit ically, for all time to come. Mr. Pugh, of Ohio, favors this course and is its most earnest advocate among .Southern men ; and that bright embodiment of intellectual pow er, the Brigadier do*ns, of lowa, yesterday, stated in the Senate, in presenting resolu tions of his own .State legislature, inviting him to come home or vote against lecomp ton, that “ lie hoped Minnesota and Kan«as would come into the Union like twin sis ters —a delicate compliment to the legiti macy of our Constitution, und the virtue of its framers. There is but one opinion, among our Rep resentatives and Senators, us to the injustice of attaching the two constitutions. If it is done, they will, I believe, withdraw the Min nesota Constitution and application (or ad mission, from the consideration ol Congress, and leave for home. This is what they should do ; and in doing it, they will cer tainly Ire sustained by the unanimous voice of their constituents. You will see from President Bihiasan s message, that the administration is deter mined to use all its power and influence to admit Kansas, under the leeompton Con stitution. Whether the measure will pass the House, will doubtless depend upon the virtue and integrity ol its members. There is now a clear majority ugainst the recogni tion of the Constitution, of eight or ten; and this should bo increased, not diminished, by the force of public opinion. But ifne ivssary to secure its passage, tin’ official guillotine will Ire put iu operation, and ad neraucc to liecompton and its train of frauds, made a piarty test. This course of policy will present u more effective array of argu ment in favor of the admission of Kansas, than has yet been submitted by the press or President. The defeat of the bill admitting Kansas under the Lecouipton Constitution, it is boldly proclaimed in this city, will result in a dissolution of (lie Union, ora' h-sst in an or ganized attempt on the part of the Southern States to recede. It is stated to lie the in tention of the Southern members, in the contingency referred to, to leave the Halls of Congress in a body, and return to their homes. Already, the legislatures of several Southern Stab's, have provided for the as semblage ol Slate Conventions in their re spective States, to agree upon a plan of ac turn in the event of the rejection of Kansas. This, it is said, will be the effect upon the South, but it is based upon the- prreumption that the Southern people are disunionists, and that the power of the general govern ment to crush rebellion is a nullity. The effect of the jwssagv of tie- Ijecomp ton Constitution upon the North.it requires oo prophet to predict. The opposition would be strengthened in every State, while the Democratic party wouid exist but in name. A unit'd North would op| oae a unit'd South. If then' is a question of dis union involved in the admission or rejection ot Kansas, the downfall of the only national I«rty, and the oration of two sectional pur tie# in the South and the N orth. would sp»rd ily solve it. A project has been submitted, it is re [Hirteth to ciimjiromise the difficulties which attend the Kansas question, bv changing the boundaries of the Territory, an-1 upon this excuse, sending the cun.‘ti*uti(s. back to the people. This w<iuid satisfy the North ern Democracy, but will hardly su t the South. The pro|WsitH'n is to extern! the Northern boundary of Kansas t«» the Platte river, and thu' include a port ion of Nebraska within the State. M Washington. Feb. 1 hSB (’■Jonel Nont.xs. yesterday, received from >ecr-tary Thosmo* an official notification of hi* reappointment as Superintendent of the F”rt Kulgk-y and South Pass wagon road. rb»‘ only change made in the forma tion of ibe • xpiditiou a the übolitioo of the office of Disbursing Agrut. by uniting the duties of that. dicer w.th those of tin' Sujrr inteod«Bt A vigorous effort wi3 be made to a cure an additional appropriation fir the road, and as Colonel Nobles has boats 0 f friend* in Congress, it will probably sarrwrd. Minnesota nod nor repre-rmtativt* here have received a delicate compliment fro® Secretary Tsottrsov TV del gation, a few -lays -inor. nailed in a request to the Seer tarv. that J. W Ltndk, ka,. should be jppo uUsI t’hipf»wa Agent. Mr. L, • eery Mim**otron is aware. !>•««*** pecu !iar "qua-ification* for the past he speaks their language ami la# n-sahxt among the Chippewa Indian- for several years, thus acquiring a knowledge of their Labit# and wants. To the astonishment of the delega tion, they were informed by the Secretary that a Mr. Darw, of Indiana, had been ap pointed, at the request of the very modest Indiana delegation in Congress. No Min msotian was c<jnsulu>d as to the appoint ment, Dot even our delegate ; the Indianians settled the matter. An earnest and <>rapha tic protest has been laid before the Depart ment. styling the appointment an indignity to the State, ami an insult to her represen tatives. Mr. Drew probably never saw an Indian, but he posset** the peculiar privi lege of being a native of Indiana. After the “Ancient Dominion,” Hoosierdomis one of the greatest institutions in the land. There is quite a fair sprinkling of Minne sotians here, anxious to serve the State, and the appointment of Mr. Drkw was rather a damper upon them. The portly gentleman who desires to be U. 8. District Judge, is fearful that functionary will hail from Flor ida. while the gay young man who would, if possible, accent a land office, has decided suspicions of Indiana. The President, taking into consideration the pecuniary embarrassments of the country, has postponed the sale of the Lake Pepin Hall-Breed tract, advertised to come off on the Rth of March, six months from date. In the meantime, a law will be passed, ex tending the provisions of the pre-emption law over the tract. This will render the set tlers secure in their rights. Jon* fIRKKNK has been appointed Post master at Excelsior, Hennepin county; Jon* O’Lkart. at Saratoga, Winona county ; and Jacob P. Kknnedv at Kiliota, Fillmore county. A new Post Office lias been estalr lished at Crow Rivor. Wright county, and Edward Plow urn appointed Postmaster. It is reported that the Interior Depart ment has concluded to remove the Land Of fice, at Faribault, to Kasota, on the Minne sota river. Several gentlemen from the lat ter locality left for borne yesterday, satisfied as to the certainty of the removal. Node-finite action has yet been taken by the Indian Department as to the propriety of negotiating a treaty with the Red Lake und Pembina Indians. Such a treaty has been recommended by Superintendent Cul i.ex ; and if deemed advisable, would prob ably be determined upon, in the event of our legislature memorializing the President. There are between fifty and sixty Miune sotians in this city, in search of office, pleas ure, and health. The Kirkwood appears to be the favorite hotel with them, although a great many, ixtssibly a majority, board at the National. Mr. Rick resides in afinc block, (“ Minnesota Row,”) near the Capitol.— Memrs. Broker, Pumj-s, Cavanaugh, and Kingsbury, arc at the Nutional. Gen. Shields, 1 believe, is at Willard's. M. Our Emigration Mluloimrlra, To ibe ICdttor* <! Uic Pioneer *nd Ib nus rat. The resolutions proposed by Messrs. Rkii field and Stahkky are surely excellent ones to attract immigratiou to Minnesota. In adiiitioo to them I would suggest the propriety of (ugaging two properly qualified |M-rsoD# to travel in Europe : ono to go to (irvat Britain and Ireland ; the other to Germany. They would require to be pro jH'rly armed with letters of introduction to prominent citizens in the principal towns of England, Scotland. Ireland and <lermany. By this means they could most advanta geously hold public meetings and deliver lectures, setting forth the inducements for emigration to our .Slate, Ijucalion# could tie answered, and specimens of our soil and grain could be shown ; our pre-emption and homestead exemption law# could be ex plained, (these would be eminently attrac tive.) ami small maps and |sunphlets deliv ered at #uch meeting#, would go into the hands of those who most wanted them. The lectures would be referred to in the news papers published at the places where they were delivered, ami the inducements to emi grate to Minnesota would thus tie rhetivly neraiiled over tin length and brttulth of these latui<. and by having copies of tliese Kuro pean m-wspapers forwarded to Minnesota, the people of our State would know how the lectures were received, and be able to judge bow the lecturers were doing their duty. ‘1 hese gentlemen could be authorised to take subscriptions tor the leading Minne sota Dcwspajiers. and to appoint good per manent agent# to sell newspapers, mu|<# and pamphlets at each inqsirtojit town. A Scotchman or Knglishman ami a Ber man would probably be the b<st agents. They would require to lie enlh'iaiastic ad rnirers of our State, so as to earnestly im press ou other# their own convictions.— Many such us-n can be found in Minnesota. The expen* ol doing all this would not ex ceed #ixp<n<-e per bead to our present popu lation. ami through these means at least live thousand | arsons might be expected to be influenced to come to Minnesota, each hav ing Slot) capital, making in the aggregate an influx ol capital to the extent of SoOO,- OttO ! so that til*' trifling amount of outlay would l>e a first rate investment. Dksidrramw. Nixinoer. Fob. 13. 1 KlitaiirUJ. We have* been permitted to make the fol lowing ex true l from a letter of an eraimnt Banking boose in St. louia to Bonkers in ibis city : *• .Wr. lain*. July Uh, ms. •• Yoa esquire the pro<p;-l of the future. — We may hr mistaken, but wo van *r« no good t-a-eii why pru-lfut. rauliuas ueu mar not do t safe »nil proeperonA bu«.ne*# the -nmis* sea. *<*n. We think money wit! be Abundant for all legihmah Xnmu parp-woA. while «*■ will be very likely to cry hard limes. oc< aaioa ailt." A ktter from Mobile, dated Jan. 30th. says : -As far back us ten dap ago. the allheai- at the door were out in leaf, brightly ilelicatc and transparent in green. Now the poach and plum are in blossom the figs showing truit. and venous flowers peeping from the ground. I saw mulberries is ful bktem ter -tup age*.