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Thk Second Annual Parade of the Fire Department of St. Paul. — The fire men made a fine display yesterday, notwith standing the disagreeable state of the weath er. The morning was rainy, but it cleared off a little before noon, and as the Minneso ta Independent Company No. 1, of St. An thony, who were the guests of our firemen for the day, were not deterred by it and made their appearance promptly, our boys be stired themselves and turned out in full numbers. The St. Anthony Company was escorted to the Public Square in the fore noon, and at about two o’clock the St. Paul Companies mustered at the same place. They were formed inside ol the fence, on the four sides of the Public Square, under the direction of Charles H. Williams, Esq., and his first and second assistants R. G. Sharp and Geo. Blake. They lormed in front of the Engines, and dressed excellently into line. The Great Western Band occupied the centre of the Square. The Chief Engi neer waited upon the Mayor and Common Council, and escorted them upon the ground —they walking entirely round the Square, and receiving the salutes of each company as they passed. . Alter the review, the Chief Engineer mounted the gallery of the Minnehaha, No. 2, and addressed the Mayor and Council as follows : Mr. Mayor and Gentlemen of the Com mon Council: —Allow me to introduce to you the Fire Department of our city and the Minnesota Engine Company of St. Anthony, as faithful aDd efficient a body of Firemen as you will find in the length and breadth of the land—an organization grown from one Company a year ago, to four Com panies, numbering in the aggregate one hundred and seventy-five men. ALd I here take occasion to publicly thank you, gentle men of the Common Council, for the in terest you have manifested in furthering the efficient organization of our Department. Continue, gentlemen, to give us your aid and support in this most praiseworthy un dertaking, in which we sacrifice not only our time and means, but also our health, and you will not find us wanting when the alarm calls us to subdue the withering flames encircling the homes of our fellow citizens. The Mayor, Col. D. A. Robertson, then mounted the gallery, the Firemen being drawn up in front of the Engine, and made a response, thanking the Fire Department, and congratulating them upon their fine appearance, and their success and efficiency in the public service, and said that he was gratified to recognise among them the most substantial men of the city, embracing mer chants, mechanics, and professional men of the highest character —that the Fire De partment of our country is a national insti tution that does not exist elsewhere. In other countries, Firemen are paid for expos ing their health and their lives, and consist ol men who are not recognized as haying a large interest in public wellare; in our country they are volunteers, influenced only by patriotic sentimeuts, citizens, property holders and house holders, performing their duties without other reward, than a con sciousness of having discharged a great public service. This is one of the most glorious illustrations of Americau institu tions, and the effect produced by their influ nece on the citizens of this country, for he re cognised before him men ot various nationali ties, American born, Germans, Irish, men of French decent, all alike Americans in senti ment and feeling. Our institutions make them all national and one people. You have devoted yourselves to the pub lic service, you have united together to protect the people of this city from the f ury of one of the great elements, and it is j jst and natural that you should, in military phrase, desire to be masters of your position. You cannot be so, without an adequate sup ply of water. This is a fact recognized by the City Council and by myself. It is a want which we and the citizens of St Paul desire to supply, and we have adopted a course of policy for the protection ot the city credit, which will enable us to supply it, without endangering the finances ot the city, and without embarrassment, or the contingency of failure, and so as to enable us to furnish work for our laboring people during winter, In this enterprise you are interested, both as firemen and sitizens, —I may therefore be excused in explaining to you our prospects for accomplishing this desirable object. For §40,000, water works can be supplied sufficient for several years, which will be a part of more extensive works thereafter and under which the water rents will im mediately be from §7,000 to §IO,OOO per annum. Upon this basis, bonds, with the water reuts pledged for payment of interest, can be sold, and the works may thereby be speedily constructed. He announced this project as the great measure of his adminis tration, aud declared his determination, with the support of the Council, which he knew would always sustain him, when in the right, to accomplish it before the term of his office expired, and thus furnish water to the people of this City, at a moderate cost, and for the extinguishment of fires, without ex pense to the City, and without adding to our taxes, and thus relieve the people from the grasp of speculators and gamblers. He denounced in severe language thel charge that he had prevented the borrowing of money by the Secretary of the St. Paul Water Works Co., for the construction of water works in this City, and alleged that i he (the Mayor) had never gone to New York, that the individual, whom it was charged he had defeated, could not have raised in that city, enough money to pay his grog bills, nor was he willing that any man that had failed in the experiment of con ducting a gambling house in the City of St. Paul, should now succeed in his schemes by attempting to deceive strangers, or gamble npon the wants and necessities of our peo ple. The Mayor closed with some further gen eral remarks, and at the close, as well a daring his remarks, he was loudly and en thusiastically applauded by the Firemen. Local Affairs. Letter from Steurns County. Grow on Slavery—Urges the People to go In for Free Labor—How he Ride* hi* Homestead Hobby—HU Mistakes of Facts—Oh, for a Oenuine Abolitionist. Correspondence of the Pioneer anil Democrat. Bt. Cloud, September 15, 1859. Mr. Grow, of Pennsylvania, addressed a full house last night for two hours. There were many Democrats present, and he was listened to with close attention. He began wi£h a panegyric on Minnesota, her enter prise and growtji. He next gave a sketch of his own life, in the course of which it came out that he was a native of Connecti cut. (Here the Pennsylvanians who had gathered from all quarters to hear their own hero, looked quite chop-fallen.) He next spent a few minutes on what he termed “the great vital issue—slavery.” It was the question, he said, which came up every where. It had come up in the American Tract Society. Here he went into an in vective against that society in the old aboli tion style, for ignoring the slavery question. He next spent nearly an hour on the Homestead Bill. He admitted with mani fest embarrassment, that if there were no lands in Minnesota subject to private entry, then his bill would not have applied to this State. He slipped over this point as quick ly as possible, and charged that Senators Rice and Shields were so ruled by the “ slave power,” that they deserted the Homestead Bill, and went in lor “ the gig gers for the giggerless measure.” He went into a labored argument against the pur chase or annexation of Cuba. There was a vile population there ; any body could be assassinated for money there. A reciprocity treaty with Cuba, (!) he said, such as we had with Canada, would answer all purposes of commerce. This re mark of Mr. Grow, was unworthy of a man who has been in Congress eight years. He knows or ought to know that one of the main reasons for acquiring Cuba is because our commerce with her is restricted to suit the selfish purpose of Spain. These restrictions compel Cuba to take her flour among other things from Spain, much to the prejudice of American farmers. There is no possibility of having a reciprocity treaty with Cuba while she is a dependency of Spain. Does Mr. Grow take the people of Minnesota to be fools, or was he really ignorant of the subject he undertook to dis cuss. Mr. Grow thought there were good grounds for supposing the President wanted the thirty million appropriation to carry the next Presidential election. He next read postoffice statistics to show that the mail service in some of the South ern States exceeded in expense the proceeds of their postage. In this respect he drew a comparison favorable to New England Some of his “Republican hearers appeared gratified with that piece of sectional argu ment. He failed to tell them however that the cost of mail service in Minnesota was about twice dhe amount of the proceeds, oth erwise be might have excited a sneer at the expense of their own State. He also omit ted to explain that the merchant of Boston is as much interested in having mail facili ties in Texas and Alabama as the people of those States themselves. He next cited statistics to show that a large proportion of the people of the slave States compared with those of the free States could not read or write. His remarks on this head were a rehash of stale abolition argu ments, tending to dopreciatc and belittle the South. He went on in a strain of this kind for some time, the effect of which was to excite pity and contempt in every patriotic breast. lie knew very well the people of Minnesata do not uphold slavery, and that as they were disposed to concede to the South the right to regulate and enjoy their own institutions, his remarks were irrelevant and offensive. He showed clearly, in this, that the main policy of the Republican party was slavery agitation and war on the South. He appeared to be fully committed to Seward’s “ irrepressible conflict ” doc trine. The great question, however, in volving the practical difficulty of exercising the power by Congress of making anti slavery codes while denying the right to make pro-slavery codes, wa3 silently passed over. Mr. Grow made one important admission, that slavery could not go where the pre emption law extended. He said slavery could not possibly exist on 160 acres ot land. He might have added, but did not, that the pre-emption system was the result of Democratic policy. This law, so wisely designed to foster free labor, applies to the public lands in all territories, and according to his own theory it is difficult to see how slavery can get a foothold in any new terri tory. The preemption law has done more for free labor than all the slavery agitation of his party ever did or ever will accom plish. In saying that President Polk sanc tioned the Wilmot Proviso doctrine, Mr. Grow probably forgot that in signing the Oregon bill, Mr. Polk expressly excepted to the constitutionality of that proviso, but waived bis objections because the proviso could have no practical effect as applied to Oregon Mr. Grow next attacked Minnesota cur rency. He said our State had a bad credit abroad, but he would not say whose fault it was. His remarks on this point formed a striking contrast to his opening panegyric on Minnesota enterprise and greatness. Per haps, as Mr. Grow was addr ssing the peo ple of Minnesota, it would have been more pertinent if he had said more about the de mestic institutions of this State, and less about the domestic institutions of Southern States. He made a climax on this point by pulling from his pocket and reading a State warrant drawn for the payment of services in the expedition to Wright county. He then returned to the slavery question —“ Mr. Nigger ” is his own phrase—and treated his hearers to a written and com mitted declamation of half an hoar on free and slave labor. There were some, we thought, who doubted whether he was suffi ciently acquainted with labor of any kind to speak on the subject as an expert. Mr. Gaow’s voice does not appear to be any too THE WEEKLY PIONEER AND DEMOCRAT. strong, and to economize his strength for the canvass, we would suggest that some one of his Republican friends should present him with a copy of the Constitution of Minne sota, where he will find that the people of this State have shown their partiality for free labor, and settled that question irrevo cably. Mr. Grow concluded his speech by saying that if this State went Democratic, it would be regarded everywhere as a full endorse ment of Buchanan’s administration. It would, he said, be considered as an endorse ment of his Lecompton policy and of all his measures. Mr. Grow knew, of course, that this was untrue. Mr. Grow is a smart and fluent speaker ; but his speech was mainly addressed to the prejudices of his hearers and was not at all complimentary to the intelligence of a Min nesota audience. The fortress of our De mocracy is firm, and a host of such cham pions cannot prevail against it. But oh ! let the Republicans send a genuine aboli tionist! Send us Garrison, or Wendell Phillips, or Abby Kelly Foster, they are honest Abolitionsts. They speak out what they mean. 2 hey frankly proclaim their hostility to the constitution. They declare the Union to be “ a covenant with death, an agreement with hell!” We are sick of these canting hypocrits who steal Garrison’s thunder, use all his warfare against the Union and still claim to conform to the con stitution. We don’t want second hand wares. Give us an original Northern fire eater ! Another Republican Meeting—Exposure of Republican Speakers—Baker a Good Criminal Lawyer—Colfax on the Negro. Correspondence of the Pioneer and Democrat. St. Cloud, September 17, 1859. The attempt to get up a Republican meeting here yesterday afternoon proved a failure. A few gathered in about an hour after tie time fixed for the speaking to commence, but it was a very cold and dull affair. Baker and Colfax were present, but Baker considered himself too much of a star to perform before so small a meeting, Mr. Colfax, of ludiana, spent a few minutes in exhortation on the slavery question, which he said ..was the great and paramount question. He made the and shameful statement that the United States occupied an inferior and disgraced position among foreign powers on account of South ern slavery. He claimed that the States of Europe, naming France and other coun tries ruled by despotic governments, were freer than this country. He claimed that the Republican party would remove the evil of slavery. In the evening there was a large attend ance, it having been announced that Carl Schurz would speak. But Mr. Schurz had not arrived, and there was evident disap pointment in the audience. Then came Jim Baker, the distinguished Ohio financier. He tried at first to shed a few tears on the subject of taxation; charged the Demo cratic party with being responsible for all the appropriations passed by the last Leg islature ; (of course, he omitted to mention that the Republicans voted for the appro priations.) He said the Democracy did not want to build the railroads, but wanted taxation in order to enhance the value of the bonds which they held in their posses sion. Here he related the old ham story, of the jury which acquitted the ham thief be cause they had some of the stolen hams. Of course, he did not inform his hearers that the bonds already issued were princi pally in the hands of Republicans, and that the railroads were equally or mainly under the charge of Republicans. Mr. Baker next related the story of the boy who went after the cows, and scattered after he had got down to the end of the lane. He thought he could scatter and hit the Democrats eve rywhere. Of course, and they may be a little more numerous than he thinks. He said the Democrats held the doctrine in the Le Clerc letter—that our flag could aflord no protection to foreign born citizens when they went abroad. Mr. Baker elabor ated this scandalous lie with a coolness, such as only a confirmed plunderer and scoundrel could command. It was amaziug to see his unblushing disregard of truth. He knew that the Le Clerc letter had merely been written by a clerk in the State Department as a business note, and that as soon as the sub ject of the jurisdiction of foreign States over American naturalized citizens, was brought to the attention of General Cass, he immediately issued his able circular to our Minister at Berlin, claiming that a foreign State could not be permitted to enforce a demand for service from a naturalized citi zen, which had arisen or been incurred sub sequent to his leaving such foreign State. Baker knew that this was the same doctrine held by Secretary Marcy, in his celebrated Koszta letter, and had been uniformly en forced and adhered to by the Democracy, and still he persisted in the wilful misre presentation that our party disregarded the rights of naturalized citizens. Baker also showed his dishonesty, in hold ing the Democratic party responsible for the failure of some of the banks. He well knew that the Banking Law was most earnestly supported by Republicans, an d if censure was deserved by either party bis own party deserved the greatest share. No allusion whatever was made to the firm position taken by Gov. Sibley, in regard to first mortgage bonds, but all the Democrats were denounced as corrupt and dishonest. Mr. Baker asserted that the Democrats are opposed to the interests of the laboring man. His proof was their opposition to the donation of land for Agricultural Colleges! He detailed the advantages of learning men to farm, and said, “ Your Democratic par ly is against this noble measure ; they are agaiust the honest toil of the country !” The sophistry and dishonesty of this state ment corresponded with the most of his re marks. The principle of the Agricultural College bill, Baker knew, or ought to have known, is the same as that in the Indigent Insane bill, vetoed in 1854 by President Pierce. That was a humane measure, but the Democracy hold it as a principle not to donate public lands unless the donation will result in national benefit, or increase the value of the remaining lands. Such a mea sure would be a grant for a Pacific or other railroad, traversing the public lands—a homestead act, and the grant of land for school purposes to the settlers on the public lands. Suppose Congress should pass an act donating land to build asylums for poor and pious widows in the old States, or for any other charity in the old States, it would be humane, no doubt, but it would be beyond the constitutional powers of Con gress, and the Democracy would be bound to oppose it. And so Mr. Baker could as well say that the Democracy are opposed to poor and pious widows Baker however exerted the most of his vehemence against the Pioneer and Demo crat, which he said received 380,000 a year of public money. He said the Pioneer eared nothing about principle but only wanted the spoils. On this subject he wrought himself up into a perfect phreDsy. He said he had been persecuted. He stormed and raved. His opponents were rotten and corrupt. They lied about him. They must be cleaned ou t. But he believed it they were beat in the election “ they would burn down the State House, just as they did the theatre the other night, so the Republicans could never get at the records and expose their black crimes.” These were his words. He evidently knew he could not safely al lude to the evidence of his guilt in Ohio, and so he tried to cover up the matter in an overwhelming flourish of rhetoric. He reminded one of a lawyer resorting to the last and most desperate means of extorting an acquital for his guilty client, namely an evasion of the facts in the case, and appeal ing to sympathy and prejudices. He quoted from old Wilmot proviso planks in Democratic platforms. But this availed nothing for the people of Minnesota have too lately been under a territorial organization to feel any sympathy for the abolition and pro-slavery theory of inter vention. Suppose, however, he had quoted a plank from the platform on which he stood three years ago, what would it have been ? A Know Nothing oath ! Baker showed himself to be a good crim inal lawyer, first rate in a desperate case. But by his one sided and unscrupulous statements he convinced even the Republi cans that he was a dishonest man. He failed entirely to clear up his S4OOO scheme, and many who had thought him innocent before hearing him went away thoroughly satisfied he was unfit to hold a responsible public trust in Minnesota. Mr. Colfax was next introduced. He devoted himself mainly to slavery. He made a bitter attack on the slaveholdiDg States. He went into a detailed recital of the wrongs of slavery, of the separation of parent and child, husband and wife. In this respect he did not speak half as well as Garrison or Wendell Phillips, but succeeded in excitiDg in the minds of some of his Re publican hearers quite a horrible idea of Southern institutions. Of course there was nothing in this like intermeddling with slavery where it is. Oh no. These Repub licans can denounce the people of the slave holding States as women whippers, and negro drivers, but they don’t interfere with the rights of the South! If they should assail and blacken the reputation of their neighbors, they would not interfere with their rights ! ou no. He went over the troubles in Kansas and the invasion of the Missourians, concluding by saying “these were the doings of your let-alone Democratic party.” He thus charged the excesses committed by the “border ruffians” on our party. The out rageous lie should have choked him! He knew that when the Missourians invaded Kansas to vote, they were violating the principle of the Kansas act. He knew their acts were in defiance of Democratic princi ples ; and he thus attempted to use his Congressional position to impose upon the voters of Minnesota. Why didn’t Mr. Colfax say that Govs. Geary and Walker had military force allowed them to vindicate the right of franchise in Kansas ? In other words, why didn’t he tell the truth ? Mr. Cclfax next asserted that the “slave power” had resisted every measure for the advancement and welfare of the Northwest! He meant by slave power the Southern members of Congress. He said they resiste 1 the organization of Dacotah. Now, he knew this was false. Mr. Stephens, of Georgia, was chairman of the committee on Territories, and earnestly labored to pass an act for the organization of Dacotah. Had Mr. Colfax forgotten the splendid grant of land to Minnesota for educational purposes and for railroads, and that Southern men gave those measures a cordial support? Had he forgotten that Southern members labored for the admission of Minnesota? No, of course, he had not. He next tried, but unmercifully failed, to show that the Democratic party in Minnesota was an administration party. He then went on to say that every man who held office under Mr. Buchanan would not dare to express opposition to the extension of slavery; if such a thing were of in Washington the decree would insrantly come back on the telegraphic wires that his head should roll in the gutter. Now, it was a remarkable coincidence that two, if not more, Republi can postmasters were present listening to Colfax’s unscrupulous statements. Proba bly two thirds of the postmasters in North ern Minnesota are Republicans. He also quoted from Trumbull’s old speech about the custom houses, where small duties were collected, and said, “you will have to be taxed to pay the salaries of these custom house officers”! Why did he not say that the expense of custom houses was defrayed from the revenue from import du ties ? Why did he not say that many of the custom houses through which but few goods are passed, are needed as guards against smuggling ? He might have explained, and would if he had been anything but a mere demagogue, that, if no custom houses were established in the neighborhood of principal ports, importers might evade paying duties at such ports, and Jdischarge them where there were no custom houses without paying duties. And he might also have said that if there were too many custom houses, the sole remedy was in the action of Congress. Mr. Colfax, when did you discover this ex travagance ? These custom houses were in Jefferson existence years ago. Now, if they ought to have been abolished, why have you not, during the five years you have been in Con gress, introduced some bill to effect this reform ? Why have you devoted all your time to the Negro? He continued to speak till eleven o clock, and in a manner which showed he thought a Minnesota audience was not more than half as intelligent as the more ignorant por tion of his constituents in Indiana. Ala Grow, he capped the climax by pulling out some Minnesota paper money which was uncurrent, and ridiculing it. But I have said enough. It would take too much of your room to expose all the shallow falsehoods which these speakers served up to aid Republicanism. Give them rope enough, and they will hang them selves. ** P. S.— Saturday Evening, 11 o’clock.— I have just time to add that the Democrats, notwithstanding the inclemency of the wea ther, had a well attended and enthusiastic meeting here this evening, and were addressed by Hon. Francis Baasen, and Messrs. Wm. J. Parsons, T. N. Berlin and others Mr. Baasen spoke in German, and his speech was frequently applauded. I have not time to report the speeches of these gentlemen, but they were all excellent, and discussed the measures of the party with candor and boldness. There is a good feeling among the Democrats here, and they will give a good account of themselves on the 11th of October. * Rice County Democratic Convention. Editors of the Pioneer and Democrat . Faribault, Sept. 17th, 1859- The Democrats of this county have held their Convention at this place to-day. The Convention was called to order by J. H. Case, Esq., of the Central Committee, and Hon. 11. C. Lowell was chosen President, and Dr. E. D. Ayres Secretary. The President asked to be ex cused from serving in that capacity, remark ing that he recognized in the hall his vener able friend, Mr. Jenkins, from Bridgewater, who had survived the ordinary age of man, having been actively engaged in the great Democratic cause for more than a half a century, giving to it during all that period, direction and efficiency, by his own votes and personal influence, aud who is here in all the vigor of early manhood, and that gentle man was in his judgment, of all the intelli gent delegates, most fit and worthy to pre side over the delegations of this convention. Here Mr. Jenkins arose, and after express ing his thanks tor the kind manner in which his name had been announced, he could not and he trusted the convention would not excuse the President from serving in that capacity. The convention declined to excuse Mr. Lowell, who, on taking the chair made a brief and appropriate speech. S. B. Pinney, Esq., of Northfield, chair man of the committee ou that subject, re ported resolutions which were unanimously adopted, fully endorsing aud ratifying the platform adopted at the recent Democratic State Convention. The following nominations were the made: For Representatives— Messrs. John B. Onstine, Warren Vertress and Joseph Haggerty. Judge of Proba'e —Hon. J. A. Starks. County Attorney —Hon. A. B. Davis. Sheriff— Charles Wheeler. Coroner— Jacob Buck. Treasurer— Norbert Paquin. County Surveyor —Samuel Spangler. Register of Deeds —A. H. Bullis. The Convention was addressed by Messrs. J. B. Onstine, H. Jenkins, S. B. Penny, N. Messick, C. Brandt, P. O’Brien, J. L. Dunham, G. F. Pettit, A. H. Dilley, J. Brown, Dr. Ayres, and others. The towns were well represented, and the convention is, I think, generally regarded as one of the most respectable and intelligent political bodies ever convened here by the party since the organization of the county] St. Paul Produce Market. reported for the pioneer and democrat. St. Paul, Sept., 22 1859. We give the baying and selling prices at th« market and in the street, aiming to convey as correct an idea as possible of general selling rates of produce in our market. Cranberries are very scarce, and it is not ex pected that we shall have many for export this year. We hear of oats being sold up the Missis sippi and the Minnesota as low as 15 cents per bushel, and even lower for cash. Butter is cheaper than we have ever known it before. In addition to our own product, large quantities are for sale on consignment from below. Who'esale Buying Prices. Retail Prices Bran, $ 100 lbs 50 75 Shorts, “ SI,OO $1,25 Indian Meal, ‘* 1,20 1,30 Wheat, 50 60 Oats, $ bu 20 31 Corn, 41 35 50 Barley, 44 30 45 Batter, $ lb 12 15 Eggs, 13 d°z 10 Cheese, 9 1" Potatoes, bu 20 2 5 Tomatoes, 53 bu 1,00 $1,25 Onions 50 75 Turnips 20 30 Beaus 00 1,10 Green Apples, 3$ bbl 3,00 $3,50 Dried Apples, 33 !b H Cranberries, hu 2,00 225 Plums, wild, per quart 8 12 St. Paul Cattle Market. Correc led weekly for the Pioneer and Democrat. St. Paul, Sept. 22,1859. BEEF CATTLE. There have been no arrivals and but little demand the past week, and prices rule a little lower. We quote sales on foot for Prime qualities per cwt $2 00@3 00 Fair 44 “ 2 00@2 50 VEALS. Good and extra qanlities per lb 4£@sc. SHEEP AND LAMBS. Sheep per lb - 3@3Jc. Lambs 4@4}c. SWINE. On foot, per lb 4@4£ MILCH COWS. Best qaalitie.. • .$36@40 Good do 20@25 WORKING OXiN. Best, per yoke $75@90 Common, 60@80 w Cathcart & Co’s Dry Goods House. Country Merchants are respectfully urged to ex amine the large stock of Dry Goods now in store, and for sale at such prices as will make it an object to buy full stocks rather than to go East. Review of the St. Raul Markets, Prepared expressly for this Paper, and corrected daily, by Beaumont and Gordon, Grocers and Commission Mer chants, Third street . Wednesday Evening, September 21,1859, The amount of business being done is less than usual at this season of the year, but as stocks of goods in the interior must soon be replenished, a revival in trade may very soon be looked for. The amount of grain coming into market is quite limited, and as yet but few small lots have been shipped. We continue our grain quota tions unchanged. But few cranberries have as yet reached market. Our quotation comprises the range for ripe berries. Potatoes are in plentiful supply. Flour is coming freely from mills in the interior, and from Wisconsin. Our quotations for flour are a fair index of the mar ket: Ale— j 10x16 to il*l6®3 50® 450 XXX Pittsburgh 12®14 xlB. .1 75®5 2-. St. Paul A St. Anthony 6® 0 Bottled Scotch, in l’t Per ton, about...sß® 10 00 j bottles, $ doz $2 75' Ip.os— Beaks— I Flat Bar—Pennsylvania 1 White, : e8 bn...s 75@$1 OUj all sizes under 4 y z x 1 Bread— inch, $ ib 05 Water Crackers,73 ft. 6® Oj Juniata do <j7 Butter Crackers ....6%® 0 Lumber— Soda, Boston, Ac... 7@4l)| Common, Inch, Ms] Kail Pilot Bread ’ji bbl 54 00i Clear 22®25 Buiter— Siding 10® 20 Firkin, 74 lb nonej Flooring 18(0,22 Country 12%®15i Hard wood None Candles— I Lath 1 50@l 75 Tallow, lb 13(d) 133 a Shingles 2> 4 ®4 CO Star 2U(a2i Lime— Adamantine 40(§t45> Pt. Byron $1 50 Alton SI 75 Sperm 65®75 Lead and Shot- Cheese— | Pig, lb 7%@ W. R. a 10® 11 Bar 7%®8 E. D 11(0,12. Shot, 74 bag SI 91)®2 00 Coffee— I Molasses— Rio, 73 ib 13(3314 Plantation, ga11... .45®50 I.aguayra 16%®17 j Sugar House 55 ®6U Java IS ®2O Golden Syrup -..85® — Coal Nails— f4 bus Pittsburgh 75c— Cut, 8s aud los . 4 00® 4 25 §1 bus Illinois 4uc Wrought, 74 keg 810 00 Cordaue— Paints aso Oil— Manilla, 74 lb 12@13 White Lead 73 100 Jute 9® 10 lb 632(0,73.4 Eggs— Lard oil 7=l ga11....90®0 00 1 ”er dozen 15®20 Neatsfoot 1 Sit Fruits — Whale 1 25®2 00 Apples,greenbbls3,so®s,oo j Linseed 85(590 | Apples,"dried, lb 10® 11% Turpentine 0 85®— Almonds 18®21; ONIONS — Cranberries, plbu. 1.7j®2.00j Per bushel.. ...00 80@1 00 Peaches, dry, 73 •. .123-2! Provisions— Raisins, 73 box.S3 25®53 50j Mess Pork ;?!bISld 50®$17XO Raisins, hit'do..sl 75® 2 OUj Mess Beet, 74 bbl 14®00 Fish— j Clear Sides 11>4®12 No.l Mackerel 74 bbl.s24 00 Hams, canvassed. .11® 113 a No. 2 “ 16 OUi Hams, Ames’ S. C.13%®14 No. 3 “ 13 00; Shoulders S®o Dry Cod, 73 lb 6%®>7! Dried Beef 15®— Scaled Herring,bx.So®9o Bee! Tongues, doz.sß®9 00 Feathers— I Round Hogs 7®7% Live Geese 70@75, Venison 7(gU Indian 35®40 Potatoes- Furs and Skins— 1 Nesliannocks and Pink Beaver, ft tb 75® -SI 00 Eyes, ft bush ]B®2o Otter, north’rn 74 j Mixed lots 15® piece $2 50@4 Uo| Sugar— Red Fox, north’n, | N. O. ft lb 7 Apiece SO 75@1 25 Havanna 11 ® — Mink, northern j Relined 10®10% j 78 piece 1 25@1 75! Cuba, retined None. | Deer, Winter a- j Loaf, crushed and piece 25c @ . powdered 12@12% i Flour and Meal— Steel— Superline, si brI.SS 25® 350 j English Cast ft B) 25 I Extra 3 70®4 Ui.j German Cast 20 j Corn Meal,ftbg.id 26®l So English Spring 10 I Grain — j American do 10 Wheat, bus... 50®0hj English Blister .... Rye 35® j Americau do Oats 20®25 Soar Barley 30&35; Common, ft lb @ Corn 35®40 Family 5%® j Homily, ft bus. ®2 50 Palm 534®63 4 | Glass— " I Castile 18 ®22 American W indow, j Whisky - Bxlo 2 00®2 25: P.ecilied, ftgai, ...00®30 10x12 2 30®2 50. Monou ahe a.... 50 o!'®2 25 10x14 2 50® 275 Old Bourbon slßs® 125 QUA HD AGAINST FALL AND WINTER FIRES BY CHOICE INSURANCE WITH THE iEtna Insurance Comp’y OF HARTFORD. CONNECTICUT, INCORPORATED 1819—CHARTER PERPETUAL. CASH CAPITAL, $1,000,000, Absolute and unimpaired. Net Surplus of 59i2,15l 72, and the prestige of 40 years’ success aud experience. Upwards of sl2 000,000 of losses have been paid by the .Etna insurance Company in the past 40 years. The value of reliable Insurance will be apparent from the following LOSSES PAID BY THE .ETNA during ihe past live years : In Ohio $431,520 S 3 lln Michigan $158,043 81 In Wisconsin 106,955 07 In Indiana 146,839 87 In Kentucky 204,939 4 < | In Illinois 448,327 41 Missouri 384,518 04 Teunessee 97.519 21 lowa A Minn 101,899 46 I Kansas A Neb.. 19,945 71 Penu’a A Ya 31,5 582 | Arkansas A Ga. 23.945 09 Mississippi and Alabama $52,412 18 FIRE AND INLAND NAVIGATION Risks accepted at terms consistent with solvency and ' fair profit. " 1 Especial attention given to Insurance of Dwellings and Contents, for terms o' one to live years. The solid service long and successfully tried, and the many advantages the Alma Insurance Company pos sesses in its line, should not be overlooked by those ready to insure and understanding their best interests. During “ stringent times ” the necessity lor reliable Insurance becomes an imoerative duty—the ability of property owners to sustain loss being then much lessened. Agencies in all the principal cities and towns through out the State. Policies issued without delay, by any of the duly authorized Agents of the t ompany. #4y- Bus ness attended to with despatch and fidelity. S. 11. VAKXKV, Agent, ! Bept23-w3m At oka, Minnesota. TN PROBATE COURT, RAMSEV JL COUNTY, STATE OF MINNESOTA—SS. At a Special Term of the Probate Court, held in and f r the county of Ramsey, at St. Paul, on the 21st day of September, A.l>. 1859. In the matter of the estate of Angeli'iue Co-mover, deceased. On reading anl filing the petition of F. J. De Witt, praying for reasons therein set forth, that may be ap pointed administrator de bonis non of the said estate. It is ordered that Saturday, the fifteenth day of Octo her A. D., 1559, at ten o’clock in the forenoon, at the office of the J udge of Probate, be assigned for ihe hear- 1 j og of said petition, and that all persons interested in said estate are required to appear at a session of the Probate Court, then aud there to be holden, to show cause, if any there be, why the prayer of the said peiitioner should not be granted. Aud It is further ordered, that the said petitioner give notice to all persons interested in the said will of the pen dency of the said petition, and the hearing thereof, by causing a copy of this order to be published in the Week ly Pioneer and Democrat, a newspaper published in the city of St. Paul, in the county of Ramsey, and State a r oresaid, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing. JOHN PENMAN, sept23-w3w J udge of Probate. QTATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY j 0 OF RAMSEY DISTRICT COURT, SECOND JU- ' DICIAL DISTRICT. In the matter ef the application of William R. Noble to ! be discharged from his debts as an insolvent debtor. To the creditors of Willi >m R. Noble, a resident of St. Paul, in Kamsey County, in the State of Minnesota : You will please take notice that on the ninetee th day ! of September, A. I). 1859, upon reading and filing the pe tition, schedule and affidavit of William K. Noble for a discharge from his debts as an insolvent debtor, pur suant to the provisions of chanter eighty-nine of the Re vised Statutes of Minnesota, entitled “ Of the Relief of Insolvent Debtors,” an order was made by the Hon. K. C. Palmer, J udge of the District Court for the Second Judicial District for Ramsey countv, in Minnesota, re quirlng all the creditors of the said William K. Noble to show cause, if any they may have, before him at his chambers, in St Paul in Minnesota, on the fifth day of November, A. D. 1859, ot the hour of ten o’clock, A.M. of said day, why an assignment of the said insolvent's estate should not be made, and he be discharged from his debts, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided, and that notice ef the contents of said order was required to be published once in each week for six successive weeks previous to said day of hear ing in the Weekly Pioneer and Democrat, a newspaper printed and published in St. Paul, in Ramsey County, in the State of Minnesois. GKO. L. A E. A. OTIS, Attorneys for Petitioner. Dated St. Paul, September 19, 1859. sep t23-w6w PRINTING PAPER. 70Reams 22*32 311 “ 24*36 80 ** 27x41 From the celebratHd Cnyahoaa Falls Mills, For sale by the PIONEER PRINTING CO., St. Paul.