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SCOTT AND THE SECRETARY OK WAR.— The Washington correspondence of the Albany Atlas and Arcrus thus allude* to the late correspondence between Ocn. Scott and the Secretary of War. He says "it ie promised that the forthcoming cor respondence between the War Depart ment and General Scott, elicited bv the call of the Senate, trill contain some charming revelations, exhibiting, not only the usual racy character of the General's Correspondence, but showingup the "hero of a hundred battles" in the new light of a sharp financier, speculator, money get ter, or whatever you please to term him after you get the facts. We have been wrong in supposing the General went to Mexico solely with an eye to glory it seems that, while with one eye he squint ed at the applause of the world, the Gen oral kept the other sharply and successful ly fixed on the "main chance." To cut the matter short, Lieut. Gun. Scott, be sides his pay, charged two and a half per cent on all moneys which passed through his hands as Commander-in-Chief of our army in Mexico: and this handsome gra tuity was allowed and paid by the Fil more administration. Charmed with this easy mode of putting money in his purse, Gen. Scott increased this commission, on the succession of Gen. Pierce, to three per' .? cent., mid obtained it from the army pay-18urrounded paid, to Gen. Scott s account. The nice little sum of 85,000 stands thus charged against Lieut. Gen. Scott at the War Of fice and this is one of the points of dif- Umassuid that S«ott, with his money I Jto*What is there to survive the age? That which the age has little tho'tof. out which is living in us all—the soul, the immortal spirit. Of this all ages are the nnftdduigs, and it is greater than all.— We must not feel in the contemplation of the vast movements of our own and for mer times, as if we ourselves were noth ing I repeat it, we are greater than all We are to survive our age—to compre hend, and to pronounce its sentence. As yet, however, we are encompassed with darkness. The isssues of our time, how obscure The future, into which it o- nens, who of us can foresee? To the Father of all ages, I commit this future k,,,.,!!., with humble yet courageous and unfelter-L,, ing hope.—Ch ANXINO. 3. Three cent pieces for debts of a mounts under thirty cnts and 4. By the law just passed, we may add, one cent pieces for debts of amounts un der ten cents. AJ* ASSEMBLYMAN IN A FIX.—On Thursday evening a member the block. The unsophisticated ladies |w^10 ^a(i ment.—-.4/4. Knickerbocker. CLOSED Poirrs.-During the present win-1 not surprised at their agitating the ques-' tioiv of using means to prevent his icy majesty from reducing these cities to the position of "inland" towns every winter. Gazette Bays: So great was the pressure of women to purchase orders for coal yesterday morn ing thai severel fainted, and had to be re moved from the Council chamber into the clerk's room for recovery. One of the cases, however, proved to be beyond the reach of Clerk Hulse's remedies, and he had her put into a carriage and conveyed home. Before reaching her house on Hamilton road, she had berome a Matfrmr, Parallel Columns, BEFORE ELECTION, AFTER ELECTION. "That Kansas will i umphant, is sure there is a God Heaven."—£N. J. Tribune. "That Kansas is bo doomed to slave- to become a free :™d |brt| Jo to (Times. •. P. RICHARDSON,...., Editor McGregor, Iowa, Friday, Feb. 20, 1857. JTT CoriES OF THE TIMES, with or without wrappers, can be had at this office Democratic State Nominations. For Superintendent of Public Instruction, MATUR1N L. FISHER. For Register of State Land office, THEODORE S. PARVIH. For Commissioner of Dei? Moinea River, Improve ment. GIDEON S. BAILEY. For Register of the Dee Moines River Improve ment, WILLIAM PORTER. r" bags and three per cent, commission jfaction wrthout commencing at the be makes no less distinguished an appearance ginning-, I beg leave to inform your read than Scott, lifting to his mouth that "plate of soup." The correspondence will ap pear shortly. SoVTHBEND, I\^. ia®7. Feb. iU* 16o7 DEAR TIMES: When I left you'ln that interesting, though cold Coulee, called McGregor. I did not expect to be absent so long as .this. Knowing, however, that you were Wlth master. The allowance was disputed by }"ou were under the supervision of a com the present Secretary of War, and I're.si-' petent sub-engineer and conductor, I have deut Pierce refused to allow the commis- \felt little uneasiness for your behavior.— ficulty between the doughty General aud p0rt the whereabouts of your travelling the Secretary ot W ar. ... excellent fnnds, and that Business of character which en not profitsblv bo left with others may detain me a few days yet, and I avail myself of the conveniences and a little leisure to re- 4 ,As I not do th» to my own ers that I reached Dubuque ou the even ing of Wednesday stopped at CHARLEY HEWITT'S, of course found myself in company with Hon. T. Davis and F. Bel foy Esq., of the Elkader Tribune accom panied Belfoy to the Julien Theatre where wo met Badger, formerly of the Fayette Free Press, now local of the Express fc Herald I sat as still as I could to witness a butchery of Yankee character as it was disgustingly exhibited by a fellow with a pretty wife. He called himself "Yankee Locke" and his playing would give an audience the /ocit-jaw if an occasional dropping of the curtain did not admit of its lubrication in an ante-room. Heard an non-sence called Elliston n tear n Pa33I0n to mm (Irishman in the song of the "Widow LEGAL 1ENDF.II.—A writer in the X. Y. Mahony," and concluded that if the orig Times furnishes the following statement ,i:.- -j .. ,? mat bong to the divine widow was execu dem-e mm the law regulating the pay mentof debts with coins: 1. All gold coins utthoir respective val ues for any amount. 2. The half dollar, quarter dollar, dime and half dime at their respective values! . for debts of amount, under five dollar*. J***"-' Merchant Hotel where the baauties of Dubuque were permitting the mustackeed bipeds to whirl their graceful forms "through the mazes of the giddy dance." Stayed an hour or so wrapped in admiration (and a tatters listened to an ted as infamously as this Irishman did it, the widow's refusal to be impressed was not a matter of wonder. Seeing enough of the Julien, Frank and Blanket I bought of MAC,) took a parting of the Leg- .smile with my guide, went to "mine inn" wiaturo, representing New \ork, invited and at an early hour surrendered myself a couple ot female friends to take a sleigh- t]ie rue. rhev accepted the invitation, and i\ n i -V he accordingly called for them at their I *at embraces of Somnes, (I believe 8 h,s name-) ret-idencc, but before starting up the Troy o'clock train next morning, and without ro.vl he stopped at his hotel for an over-'much delay reached Chicago 10 o'clock at coat. While up stairs, a man jumped in-j night. On Friday morning at 5 was on to the sleigh with the ladies and said that Mr. R. was detained for a short time and i Pu,lleuh the 8 my way to this old home which I reached at 8. Found every body well except those 8^nce did not realize that anything was wrong well with them. until they found the driver heading up The weather commenced to change be Broadway, when one of them jumped out. (oK left The other, however, remained, and noth- ,, ing had been heard of the sleigh, driver jwar"v the way made the change very or* lady, last evening. The member ofiaPPare,,t- At South Bend on Friday I Assembly is in a state of great tribulation, fouud a light snow, and the air as mild as and the affair has created much excite- the first of April. It continued to grow warm until all creation got afloat, and to caP tor, the ports along the Atlantic coast are |scended that bore some resemblance to nearly all closed—perfectly ice-beund.— |Noahs shower. The consequence has Boston harbor is solid—so much so that ,i i,™„ u \e *i u i .i_ the last Cunard steamer for Liverpool had to be cut out. Philadelphia is in a much iou^ conntry. It the thaw was so sud worse predicament. The Delaware is one den and the rain followed in North Iowa, block of ice. James River at Norfolk is as it did here, I am afraid to imagine the the same. Even New "i ork cannot be re- amount of mischief done to property up lied on, as those who do business in the L. m. ,r i -i 4, city and reside in mansions in the "rural districts" have found to their great annoy- iant^ heavy snow wuuld be likely to ance during the past few weeks. drive many of the McGrcgorans up the This state of atfairs is alarming to the hill-sides in double quick time. I have husiueas men of these cities, and we wejfeh ry, if the Buchanan state, seems now to the news. 1 he weather yesterday turn denfc cracy are tri- i be the general be- j'ed cold again with a light snow, but the i. ... —hout tlie present appearance of the earth looksJike i rw v v.4i»...A bad health for wheat. 1 have no local news that would be in teresting to your readers, and the public John E Go wan, of Boston, has con- news you get in the papers by the time tracted for $3,000,000 to ris? the Russian this arrives. Bright and Fitch are elect •hips sunitm tfchmsiopot harbor during^ genatow, vou win »ee, from Indiana— the war. They eompme sixteen war 1 i steamers, eighteen gun ships, nine frig-16ome ^gerdemam work I fear is at the ates. and a number of transports and mcr-1 bottom of it. I leit and I hope it is McGregor and traveling south- the climax, a pluvial visitation de- loss of half ,the brldges mudl uke tdff- The Cincinnati papers daily relate Father of Waters this time, I shall en touching incidents connected with the fuel famine io that city. tThe through- .there, i he rolling nature of the around thanking Ood that my household treasures were located pretty well up the Hill, though you, dear Times must have had an awful wet time of it.— If you have not lean swept into the deavor to find you a home that will be out of the reach of the next flood that oc curs. The Michigan Central Road I am told has lost $8 Bridges by the flood. The Galena and Chicago a large number, both roads having ceased running several days in consequence. The Michigan Southern fortunately escaped, and her trains have continued to run regularly. The St. Joseph Iliver has been particularly active .,, io this bridge-breaking devilment: One jat South Bend, one at Bertrand, two at I Nile., two at Elkhart, one at Buchanan, I'"PP1-™* e the w0 1"a'r from w0r80 It is said the Hoosier Leg- islaturo is almost in a state of revolution, to-da|# paper. and if half is true that we hear from In diauapolis, I should think there was no way to unravel the tangle they are in, but a general resignation and re-election. The mail is just closing for the West, and I am obliged abruptly to done also.— I will try to beat this letter hoflM. Good wishes to all your readers. THE PROSPECT. The agreeable change in the weather has been productive of a very material change in the appearance of our streets. The icy chains that have bound us are melting beneath the mild influence of ap proaching Spring. A few days and the "bridge of ice" that spans the Mississip pi, will be wending its way Southward. The indications are quite favorable to the early opening of navigation, and the spring trade. The business prospects of Mc Gregor were never better than at present. Our Merchants are making extensive preparations for the rich harvest that awaits them. Large, well built and com modious ware-room 8 are being completed, in readiness for the tons of merchandise of every variety that will find a market here at the dawn of Spring. The completion of the Milwaukee and Mississippi R. R. will give a new impetus to our trade, and will add an hundred fold to our already numerous advantages.— The freight which has hitherto reached us by Steamer alone, will now form the bur den of the "freight trains" arriving dailv from Milwaukee and New York. Mer chandise will reach us not only more easily and rapidly, but the cost of transporta tion will be diminished at least one half. Goods shipped from Liverpool or New York, will arrive at McGregor, with but a trifle more freight than at Chicago or productive soil from the prairies of Chicka saw, Bremer and Mitchell, to the valley of Root River, and the plains of Minne sota. Produce, which to a certain ex- Milwaukee consequently both foreign I caped with their lives. Several large lime and domestic goods can be sold as cheap at M'GREGOR as in either of those towns. We venture the prediction, that more goods will be sold here within five years and at as reasonable figures, as at any city on the upper Mississippi. If the mer chants and traders of Northern Iowa, and Minnesota are alive to their true interest, our prediction cannot prove false. The completion of the M. & M. R. R., con nects us directly with the Eastern market, and while it opens the doors of commerce, will bring us swarms of emigrants, to fill up but no material damage done as yet the vacancies on our farms and in our Consideral damage is sustained resulting work shops. Men of capital who are from the rapid rise of the water at Cleve tired of the dry routine of old fogy ism in land, also at several points on the Cuya New England, will be here with the solid hoga River. "rocks" ready to invest capital in a town that gives evidence of prosperity and en terprise. The hardy mechanic and archi- tect will leave the grass grown streets and I cations of thrift on the part of our enter "dollar a day" of the Puritans and seek |Pr'3»ng Qitizens. Many costly buildings a home, where his labor is needed and jerected here the present season, paid for without stint. Our population Pcsons residing abroad have made large has been rapidly and constantly increas- investments here recently. The vacant ing for the past year, and we have every 'n the Southern portion of the city reason to suppose that the approaching season will witness an increase unparallel ed in wealth and numbers. Our facilities for buying and importing goods will not be the only advantages Farmers Home. Mr. Boettcher, gained by the completion of this road.— i demands are greater, a larger amount is |dino The completion* of the McGregor & St. Peters R. R., will open a new avenue of trade. It will be under contract and the grading commenced as soon as practi cable. The future is pregnent with bril liant results for McGregor. The Spring of '57 will find us but just budding into l:fe as a Western City, but with all the energy of youth, the strength of manhood and the benefits of example, our prospects are fair indeed. With all the natural ad- ,hcm and The Flood. Our exchanges are teeming with ac counts of tlu destruction of life and prop erty by the iloods that aro sweeping over a liberal portion of the Union. The wa ters R. appear to have but little regard for the wants of men, the waves have invad ed dwellings and stores, ships are loosed from their moorings, bridges, houses, hay stocks and barns, are swept away by the angry tide like motes in a rivulet. We mention below the principal disas ters, but we unab'e to give you the details: At Ilarrisburg Pa., the Susquehanna is rising with fearful rapidity the R. R. track is covered with 15 feet of ice. The Cumberland Valley, and Juniata Bridges are gone. The Milwaukee R. R. Bridge at Chicago is badly damaged. The most of the bridges on the Chicago & Galena R. R. have been swept off. Illinois River at Lasalle raised to 28 feet. AtEaston Pa., the Delaware has risen 15 feet. At Oswego, N. Y., the shipping in the har bor, has retreated before the mass of ice in the River, and several vessels have "gone to sea" without captain, cook or pilot. The City of Albany N. Y., was thoroughly soaked by the flood of the 8th inst. The water in the Hudson com menced rising about 10£ P. M., and at 5 o'clock the next morning it had risen to a point several feet higher than ever be fore. The entire lower part of the city was flooded. Broadway was navigable for boats. At 2 A. M. the water rose at the rate of six inches in five minutes.— The inhabitants were aroused from their •slumber, by horsemen who rode through the streets, knocking upon the doors and warning the sleepers of the impending danger. The confusion that prevailed is indescribable. Many families barely es- kilns were in the flooded region, and the lime becoming slacked, the buildings took tire, aud thus while the basement were washed by the waves, the upper stories were in flames. The depth of the water rendered it impossible to reach the fire with engines, but the firemen in boats went to the scene of conflagration, and by the aid of buckets, prevented the spread of the flames. The estimated loss of prop erty by fire and water, in Albany, is 82, 00U,0'J0. At Philadelphia the water is About Town. We are rejoiced to see the many indi- will soon be occupied by the homes of strangers. We learn that Mr. Hagensick, of Garnavillo, is about to erect a block, in tended for store rooms, on the lot adjoin- a^out McGregor will at once become the market 'louse» which, when completed, will reu for the thrifty farmers that are tilling the jder lueiy tent, has hitherto sought other channels lour citizens build upon the terrace, rather will now find a ready market hero. Our !t,lun knocking at our doors and demanding our} frequent that it's almost impossible to keep produce. If eastern prices are paid them I track of them. for their grain, and Eastern prices for our merchandize in return, and such will be the case, this must become the great Gra nary, where the farmer will depoaite his "golden harvest" and where the millions of the City and town will look for sup plies. imp,OT* b-v Ci,paWC lhe dcnM,U of °f our future must be one of growing and continued prosperity. Let us show by our welcome the tide of trade and wealth that will soon be upon us. acts, that we are ready to meet sud' HI ^3f*The new and costly P. 0. build ings in DuBuque fell to the earth on the 6th inst., and two persons were ins'antly killed. Judge Corkery, and several P. 0. Clerks barely oscaped wtth their lives. J^Read the Advertisement of C- F. Remick Esq. See Notice of the Maeouic building a large addition to his t'ie Farmers Home, a pleasant retreat for travelers, Mr. Stowe is erecting a dwelling on the terrace, East of the Times Office. The is suggested to us, why don't llPou ^s"n Street By a little gra- an(l a« a needed to supply the wants of a rapidly j8^ ^or residences might be formed.— growing city, and the surplus which is I St., at least in the lower and central to supply the eastern demand, will come Portion, will be occupied by business to our store-houses, be bought by our h°ust's' The wife and minor responsibil merchants and shipped at our wharves. I must make way for the coffee bags, The imports and exports of McGregor, during the ensuing season, will compare favorably with any city upon the River.— Farmers of Northern Iowa and Minnesota, who have heretofore been compelled to seek other markets,will find here the agents of the myriad host at the seaboard trifling expense a beautiful hardware and "dressgoods." We learu that Messrs. McCraney, Noble and Pearson are about erecting a mam moth block, near the Public Square.-— Improvements are being made so fast, buildings springing up "like a goard in the night," and "late arrivals" are so Death of Mr. La Cossitt. H. D. La Cossiitt the senior editor of the DuBuque North West, died at Iowa City on Sundoy morning, Feb. 8tU oi' iu flamatory rheumatism. It is with deep regret we make this an nouncement. La Cossitt was a gifted wri ter, an estimable citizen, a pleasant com- West, pan ion and a kind husband aud father.— His loss will be felt by the democracy of the state, and he has left a void in the ed itorial ranks of Iowa that can not be so nobly filled. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. J:NSIULE—Bishop Kemper, of Wiscon sin has bven to Kansass, and it appears met a very warm and pleasent reception there. On being questioned as to his purpose in coming there to preach, he replied that he "did not come to preach politics, but the gospel!" If there were more Kempers and fewer Beechers, there (1 A .. woould be more "peace on earth and good will to men," and much less need of brira stoue in a world to come. B* ON HAND—at the Hall this evening and listen to the Lecture of Dr. KINO.— Come yourself and bring along the ladies. We learn that JUDGE BBOWJI will lec ture on the evening of the 27th. PERSONAL.—We aro sorry to learn that Hon. h. Bigelow is dang»rr»«sly ill. Oorrespondenoe. We are favored by Hon. G. W JONES, of the U. S. Senate, with the following in teresting letter from the Ass't P. M. Gen. SIR POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT, CONTRACT OFFICE, Feb. 3d, 1867 Agreeably to your request, the Post master General has made an order for the mails to be conveyed from West Union via Fredericksburgh, Bradford fe Free man to Osage in Mitchell Co., and back, 3 times a week in 2 horse covered stages. The contract has been ordered with M. 0. Walker of Chicago, Ills., to expire on the 30th June next, after which date, the service will be provided for in the adver tisement for proposals, just issued, for mail service in Iowa. A contract has also just been ordered on route No. 7383—West Union to Prai rie du Chien, for six times a week service in 2 horse covered hacks, till 30th June next, with Mr. Wm. M'Crandall of Prai rie du Chien, Wisconsin. Very respectfully, i Your ob't. mnr'%. E. S. CHILDS, Acting 2d Ass't. P. M. Gen. Hon. GEO. W. JONES, U. S. Senate. The Resources ot McGregor. The first view of McGregor which the stranger obtains as he passes up or down the Mississippi, by Steamboat, is some what forbidding. The site of the town resembles a wedge thrust between two opposing cliffs, and from the make of the land, seems scarcely capable of affording room for a town of a thousand inhabi tants. It is not till the stranger passes up Main Street a mile in length, and discovers the apparently narrow gorge widening into a broad site and connecting with Bloody Run and Burnets Coulee by natural and easy communications, making a site large enough for a town of seventy-five thous and inhabitants, that he becomes aware of our real advantages. At less expense than Dubuque is incurring, we can obtain a larger and more convenient levee, and one which will be amply sufficient for all the immense trade of the Mississippi.— Commencing at the contemplated site for the R. R. Depot, an eighth of a mile North of the present levee, a levee can can be made from three-fourths of a mile to a mile in length. Immediately in front of the town is an extensive sand bar, with a narrow channel between it and the mam shore. Thirty acres of land can be ob tained at a trifling expense, for there are hundreds of lots in town, for the excava tion of which the owners will sometime be willing to pay the expense of removing the dirt from the blutis to the shallow parts of the river. The excavation of one lot will fill up another and the value of the lot tilled up, will be double that of the lot excavated. This is no mere specu lation. Chicago is partially built ou what was once covered with water, and by far the most valuable porlion of the site of Dubuque is now being redeemed from the Mississippi. Our improvements can be made at one fourth the expense of those of either the above cities, from the fact that we have the material at hand, aud the displace ment of it a few rods answers the pur pose. This proposition may be objected to from the great expeuse of filling up lots on the sand bar, but it will cost but a trifle more than to build up a great part of the present site above high water. This too, is predicted of McGregor as a City, when a lot in the business part of the town will be worth a fortuue, and not of McGregor as a squatter settlement. The plan is feasible and it will sometime be acted up on, unless like the dog in the Manger, we neither build up ourselves, nor let others do it for us. But aside from our organized advan tages, we have enough of those which nature has given us, which our own in terests and the wants of the country are urging us to avail ourselves of, to place McGregor in the front ranks of Western Cities. We have a healthy and convenient location, and what is more valuable than all, we have a country to support us, than which there is not another, with re sources more inexhaustable in all the broad We are in one of the chief arteries of literary, social and commercial influ ences, which eminate from the great heart of our national prosperity. IJhe question is settled. We must ar rive at manhood sometime, when we have cast off the swaddling clothes with which untoward influences have bound us.— Why wear them longer, when they serve only to dwarf our growth and cripple our energies? The child thinks as a child and speaks as a child, yet when he be comes a man, he puts away childish things. So we, while a squatter settlement, have spoke and acted as such. Let us then, now that we are becoming a city in sem blance, become also a city in reality.— Not one valid reason can be given why it should not be so. Strangers express sur prise that we have not a municipal or ganixntion. Let us when asked why it is so, be able to give them something better than the -fools reason*--*' because we bav'nt." What man, or what class oi men can in injuriously affect Can we not be trust eed with o»r dearest interests eor own hands, or is it thought that elated with the privilege of self-government we will commit a "felo de seV* No man can possibly be a sufferer from such a course. The interests of the com munity will be advanced and placed on a reliable and prosperous basis, and no man's interests aught to be injuriously aflected, by the prosperity of that society of which he is a member. The objection that an incorporation will be an expensive affair is not a valid one. Responsible and capable men stand ready to discharge the duties naturally devolv ing on officers of an incorporated town, gratis, and a responsible party has offer ed to provide a hall for the meeting of a board of trustees, for one year, with lights, fuel and stationary, free of ex pense. Citizens of McGregor, liow stand you affected on the main question dm "AWKEYE MONONA, Feb. 10th, 1867. MR. EDITOR Sir:—As I am a constant reader of your valuable paper, "The North Iowa Times," I sometimes happen to stumble against an article, which does not exact ly correspond with my own private opin ion expressed publicly, and as "I rather sorter kinder like The freedom of the Press," I thought I'd pen a lew lines And set my heart at rest. But as an Editors life, is not the life I should choose, I shall not therefore at tempt to abuse, or dictate in the least, in the management of j'our editorial affairs, but would like to say a word or two in reference to an article which appeared in your paper, about a month ago, under the signature of "Monona," berating the preachers for the bold stand they took in the late political campaign, in favor of liberty. Had "Monona" lived in the year 1651, at the time of the persecutions of the Ana-baptists and Quakers, in New England, he would have been more severe in his attack on the Ministry than the Government of Mass. was on the Ana baptists and Quakers. And even more so than they were in the case of Wenlock Christison, who had been banished upon pain of death, came boldly into court with his hat on, and reproached the magistrate for sheding innocent, blood. He was ta ken into custody, and soon after put upon his trial. Being called to plead to his in dictment, desired to know by what law they tried him. When the last enactment against ihe Quakers was cited to him, lie asked who empowered them to make that law, and whether it were not repugnant to the jurisprudence of England. Tne Gov ernor answered, that there was a law in England that appointed Jesuits to be hang ed. But Christison replied, that they did not even acuse him of being a Jesuit, but acknowledged him to be a Quaker, and there was no law in England that made Quakerism a capital offence. The court, however, overruled his plea, and the jury found him guilty. When sentence of death was pronounced upon him, he de ired his judges to consider what they had gained by their cruel proceedings against the Quakers. Now I ask, what has "Monona" gained by his vindictive attack on the Ministry. Had he not forgotten, or at least had he been conversant with the history of the commencement of the Revolution, to which we owe our liberty, he might have brought to mind that "the cause of the Americans had received such powerful aid from many patriotic publications in their Gazettes, and from the fervent ex hortations of popular preachers, connect ing the cause of liberty with the animat ing principles of religion," that it was de termined by Congress, to employ those two powerful instruments of Revolution, printing and preaching, to operate on the minds of the Canadians, and a complete apparatus for printing a Printer and a Clergyman also were therefore sent to Canada. If 'Monona' had not have let this slip from his mind he would not have thought that "a Minister could utter such a tirade of abuse," and that the Editorof the "Morning Star," could be capable of heaping such loads of epithets on the Democratic party, "a man who ministers at religious altars, who calls himself a follower of Christ, and an exponent of virtue and truth." 'Monona' seems to think that the Ministers have lost sight of the true land marks of Christianity, and gone to abusing the democrats with a general tirade of abuse which was never before thrown upon the democratic shoul ders. Such assertions and such thoughts coming from the pen of those who do not profess to have, let alone possessing one talent, should be hooted at by every lover of liberty, and such instigators who find fault with the "modus operaudi" of the Clergy in this day and age of the world, should take it in hand themselves and see how long it would be before they would loose sight of the land marks of principle and fidelity, and bring St. Pauls writings found recorded in 2d Timothy, 3d Chap ter aoU 13th verse, true to the letter. PETER SNOUX. J3T Ato interesting letter from the Editorof the TIMES, Hon. A. P. RICH ARDSON, will be found in our editorial col ums. The Col. seems to hare the im pression that it is some wet up here.— On the contrary, the Times have been unusually dry during his abeenee. THE WEATHER.—for sereral days FCRUI been mild in the superlative degree The ice on the River is submerged to the depth of 8 or 10 inches. The ice remains firm, and teame are crossing to and from the Badger side. The streets are nearly clear of ice and the walking is "really de lightful." The roads are not very good just now. A few days, and the last vest ige of the Ice King will have flown and the pleasant breezes of Spring will uke the place of the cold Nor-weaters that have whistled around Q» for the past few months. All hail, sweet, vernal Spring! The hunger pinched orphan and snow imprisoned forrestar, aw well a» the sturdy farmer and bustling merchant bid you welcome—th»ice welcome, Spring SPUNKY.—Greely is down on the Tf Republicans who voted against the admis~ sion of Minnesota. He walks into them through the columns of the Tribune, and talks to them like "like a duteh uncle." He gives 'em particular fits, all round,, calls them all sorts of hard names-, blow» off a great amount of gas, and gives vent to considerable bile, which it is to be hoped will ease his political stomach,, which without doubt is decidedly billies. No use of talking Horace, they have' fall len from grace and your preaching wont save them. It is mighty provoking, its true, to help puff men into office and then* witness their dexterity in changing front. But there is no use of fretting about it it will all be right in the end. The people will pronounce the doom of political trick sters, both in and out of Congress, at the next election. THE CONVENTION.— W e nave been unable to obtain a report of the proceeingsof this body. Convention organized by the ap pointment of Mr. Springer as President. Considerable time was consumed in deci ding whether to remain in Iowa City or adjourn elsewhere. It was decided to re main. Probably the ensuing week will unravel the mystery that coyers their pro ceedings. A#~Mr. Fitch of Indiana has beenn£« mitied to the U. S. Senate and his referred to the Judiciary Committee.—— The Republicans of Indiana having failed toobiain control of aifairsat the ballot box lasi November, seem determined to force the legislature to submit to their wishes by deeds of fraud aud violence. "Rule, or ruin" is the motto of obstinate minor ities now a days. The Danish Sound Dues are set tled. Their abolition is fixed for the open ing of tiie Spring navigation, but it is not yet announced whether the compensation will be paid by instalments,, or in fullata day agreed upon. THANKS.—Hon. Alpheus Scott, of Constitutional Convention, has favored us with late Iowa City Papers. XyThe Washington correspondents of the Tribune says "it is now clear that there will be no revision of the Tariff at this session of Congress." Religious.—REV. MR. WKBB, ALL SORTS OF will Preach on Sunday, at the School Ho«aa, at the usual hours. At the Winter Assizes, Toronto, last week, Miss Mathews, of Hamilton, ob tained a verdict of £200 damages against a widower named Pyper, a merchant of Hamilton, foV breach of promise of mar riage. The gay Lothario having become acquainted with a Miss Morgan, married her suddenly the first intimation of his change of mind being the announcement of his marriage, by cards sent the jilted lady. A gunsmith who was requested to ex amine the pistol with which Hugh Miller shot himself, accidently let the hammer slip from his finger, and a ball passed through his head, killing him instantly. The St. Louis Democrat says that first class mercantile paper—outside of Banks —cannot be discouuted in oily at less than 1£ per cent, a month. The population of St. Anthony, Hinne^ sota, is 3,198. The mail between Dubuque and Cedar Rapids was reoently stolen, and 96,000 ia money taken from it. Out of fifteen looomotives on the road west from Danvenport, all but two or three have been disabled during the recent "cold snap." The land office is now open at Leco|^p ton, Kansas. We learn that the Railroad and city bridges at Belvidere. also the Railroad bridge at Cherry Valley, are washed away. Bridges on the Beloit branch in same fix! The telegraph po'es an all down east of Belvidere. Counterfeit 930's on the Bank of Hum- tucky are in circulation. Counterfeit gold dollars are circulating quite freely at the East. The Court of Appeals in New York have decided that railroad companies who do not fence their track are liable for fib tie killed. Seneca Lake has frozen over for the first tirae within three generations. Teas has risen in New York 1 to 6 cents per pound since the bombardment of Canton. The Legislature of Nebraska has voted to remove the Capital to Dougla*