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I*'",bJNCrittenden IM-V, yr» Wrw-*^Vf- The English-Kansas Bill. Wo asfc the candid attention of all our readers to the-following extract from the speech of Senator Seward, on the bill which was passed iu Congress admitting Kansas into the Union, if she will ac cept the Lecompton Constitution, and re fusing her admission under any other. We ask the men of Minnesota to settle' candidly iu their.own minds the question. Is it right to offer Kansas 5,000,000 dol lars worth of the public lands as a bribe for establishing slavery in their! State Would it bo right to give her that much more than Minnnesota received and to give it for the express purpose of defeating the public lands. Was not that fair Was it not democratic? Was it not Squat ter Sovereignty Why then did almost every Southern man. and some Northern Democrats vote against it The Republi cans every man voted for it. and we think did wrong in doing so for by thaj, vote they said they were willing to Admit Kan sas? as a slave State if the people of Kan sas desired it, but they knew that the peo ple of Kansas wanted free labor, and so they voted as they did but what about the democrats who voted decidedly against permitting the people of a State to choose their own constitution Read Mr. Seward's remarks: I have to state in the first place, that the bill makes up and presents to the people of Kansas, and to the country, a fictitious or false issue. When I soy false, I HIcan a foreign or fictitious question substituted tor the true one. The true issue before Congress and the country, is the question whether the people of Kansas shall or shall not, as a condition of coming into this Union, have a right to accept or reject the Le comton Canstitution. Now, be it understood, that Congress gives to every new State, when it comes .into the Union, a dowry taken from the public land within its borders. Every new State receives it in every case. Upon.the giv ing of such a dowry, or upon the quantity or extent of it, speaking practically, no question is ever raised in Congress The Lecompton Convention sent an application or a demand for a large dowry, oue larger than is usally al lowed. The Senate passed a bill putting aside, thrusting out of the way altogether, not only the amount of the dowry, but the giving one at all, postponing it until another day and con tented itself with barely disclaiming, in the bill for the admission of Kansas which they passed, an assent the demand which the Lecompton Convention, speaking in the behalf of Kansas, had made. ~The House of Representatives, iu their bill off the admission of Kansas, treated the matter in the s.vne way. They turned to the Minne sota bill, and copied from it into their Kansas bill, which they sent to the Senate, a provision by which Kansas should receive a dowry ex actly equal to thai of Minnesota. From the beginning of this debate to the end, there was no discussion, no question raised about the amount of the dowry, or the giving it, or the withholding it, and it was never heard of. Then the speaker goes on to show that Mr. English uiakes this undisputed ques tion of dower take the place of the real question at issue. I show the Senate next, a second false issue presented in this uew bill, an issue raised concerning the actual amount of population in Kansas. The committee of conferance find that there is just population enough to make a slave State, and by no means enough, not one half enough, to make a free State. There it just population enough to admit the State at once if it will accept the Lecompton constitution, and not population at all enough to admit.it under any other. Mr. President, I have shown that this bill gives to the people only a show of choice be tween freedom and slavery. I have next to show that it provides for overriding, counter acting, and defeating that very shadow a of choice if it shall bo in favor of freedom. The bill provides, not that the people of Kansas, or their Legislature or their authorities shall ap point the commissioners under whom -the con templated election shall be held, audits results ascertained, but itconstitutes a board to consist of fnre person'? and while it allows two to be named by the people of Kansas, it ask* three for the President of the United States. Now, sir, ilice have been five agents appointed by the President of the United Slates 10 hold elec tions, and return results in the Territory of Kansas already, and every one of them has been dishonored and disgraced for having struggled i-o prevent fraud, and to certify the truth about these elections. Upon what grounds is this bill, thus shown to be so deeply objectionable, recommended to us? Firii, it is recommended as a compromise. The honorable chairman tells us that when there is a difference there can never be a set tlement unless there is a compromise the House of Representatives has given away something the Senate have given away some thing, though everybody, except myself, has failed iu finding out what there is given or got ten. Still we are to accept it as a comprom ise. If it is a compromise at all, to be urged on me, it must be a compromise that gives me something of freedom in exchange for much of slavery. What do I get for freedom in Kansas? The privilege for that people to make a consti tution when they shall have a population of one hundred thousand, and coining here and pre senting it to Congress. Very Well what then? Is it to be'a freo State then? No. Then it' shall be a "limited free or slave, just exactly as the people shall desire*" Well, sir, that is just what we had in 1S54, when the original Kansas Nebraska bill Was passed. We have had that privilegeever since. We could always make a constitution, and come here and obtain admission, free or slave, as we pleased, accord ing to the text of your Statute-book but we have oomfttre and demanded freedom, and have contumelioualy spurned from your preaenff. They refuse to be admitted as slave State, and they are remanded home to try It over again, and reconcile themselves to slavery, on the penalty of coming notaore, or not until they number one hundred thousand souls,' If Kansas shall do this, and be docile and quiet, yon thin* you will admit her wheat fhe crrtes a-ra free Stater, a half doien or a should recievc their full amount of the^ .'Kansas will live and survive your persecu tion she will live to defend, protect, and sus tain you and the lime will come, when her el der sisters, now so arrogant, Louisiana, Virgin ia, and Pennsylvania, JrtU repent all the injus tice they have done her. Her trials have not been imposedon her for nought. She has been made to take the position, the dangerous'and hazardous position, of being the first io vindi cate practically by labor, by toil, through des olation through suffering and blood, the princi ple that freedom is better for States and for the Republic than slavery. She will endure the trial nobly, and as she has been the first, so she will be the last to contend and to suffer. doieu years hence, but you hope, nevertheless, UmMn, the mean time ahe wM be deraoridisedj and come at last a slave Stale.- I tell nmreover, that when'she shall come as a 8tftte Rs she will, youwill be unable to yourselves upon the forms she has through with in attaining that happy «_ tion. Sir, wo shall not deceive ourselves!— There is no freedom for Kansas. under this bill. j£,_ Mr. President, while I am speaking I learn that this bill, of so munh evil omen, has pass ed the House of Representatives, and that the battle there Is ended. I confess to you sir, that it produces on my mind, if some disap pointment, no discouragement. I oonfess that I was prepared for this conclusion, and That now when it has come (for what remain's t& be done here is a matter of course) it is to me ut terl™ indifferent. Thi• will of a large majority of the people of *.. Knnanc r~ I while that this was to be our last defeat or Kansas Mr. is a southern man andTouirnfirst his amendment to the Lecompton bill said expressly that the Constitution should be subjected to a direct vote of the people of Kansas. If a majority were in favor of it, Kansas should be proclaimed one of the States. If a majority were opposed to it they might, whenever they pleased, call a Convention, make another constitution and come up for admission under it, just as Minnesota did, and in cither case they I have known al*the victory. Either resultr would have bee welcome Fo Kansas fo freedom in Kansas, I have not so much coucern us I have about the place where I shall sleep to-night, although my home is hard by the place where I now stand. Kansas, sir, is the Cinderella of the American family. She is buffeted she is insulted she is smitten and disgraced she is turned out of the dwelling, and the door is locked against her. There is always, however, a fairy that takes care of the younger daugh ter, if she be the most honest, the most virtu ous, the meekest, and the most enduring inmate of the domestic circle. Every other Territory that shall come into the Union hereafter, profiting by the suffering* and atonement of Kansas, will come into the Union a Free State. Sir, this unnecessary strife draws to its end. The effort to make Slave States within our domain is against reason and against nature. The trees do not spring up from the roots and seeds scattered by the par ent trunks in the forest more naturally than new Free States spring up from the roots pro jected, and the seeds scattered by the old Free States. New stars do not form themselves out of the nebulae in the recesses of space and come out to adorn the blue expanse above us more naturally than new Free States shape themselves out of the ever developing elements of our benign civilization, and rise to take their places in this great political constellation. Reason and hope rejoice in this magnificent and majestic prooess- Let, then, nature and hope have their heaven-appointed way. Re sist them no longer. LIME. A LIME. FULL supply,.constantly on hand subscfibersvJat their'kiln in Lower Cloud. by the St. SMITH. & CO. R. A LAND OFFICE. St. Cloud, May, 20, 1858. To Daniel F. Banks. You are hereby noti fied thai on Thursday, the 17th day of June, A. I 18v8, at 10 o'clock, A. M., proof will be offered at the Laud Office at St. Cloud, in'sup port of the claim of Thomas Tollington, to pre empt the east half of (he south-east quarter and south-east quarter of north-east quarter of sec tion No. 24, township 122, range 27 west, and south-west quarter of north-west quarter of secrio.i No. 19, township 122, range 26 west, to which you are an adverse claimant at which time and place you will be required to offer proof in support of your claim to said land. THOMAS TOLLINGTON. May 20, 1858. 3t* NOTICE. Territory of Minnesota 1 in Justice Court. County of Stearnes To T. A. Holmes and Geo. Stallei or the Holmes City Land Company, you are hereby notified that a writ of attachment has been served against you. and -your property attach ment to satisfy the demand of Xaver Popping amounting to sixty seven dollars. Now unless you shall appear before Harmen Brumig a Jus tice of the peace in and for said county at his office in the Town of Richmond in said county on the 19th day of June A. D. 1858, at one o'clock in the afternoon of said day, judgement will be rendered against you, and your proper ty sold to pay the debt. Dated this 22 day of May, A. D. 1858. XAVER POPPING, Plaintiff. Sec. Staunton a staunch Democrat, in a speech delivered in Kansas, thus comments on the English bill. Gentleman, lean hardly trust myself to speak ofthis passage in the history of my country. No greater crime against liberty has been anywhere com mitted during this century. All the miserable and flimsy pretexts—all the technical preposterous dog ma's—by which this monstrous falsehood has been attempted to be justified and upheld, are but the thin disguise under which tyranny andwrong hope to conceal their unholy purposes. The Adminis tration well knows— Congressknows—the who le world knows—that the people, of Kansas are almost unanimous against the Lecompton fraud.! sic merit The unfortunate and discreditable circumstan ces under which the instrument was clothed with the regular and technical forms of law, have been fully exposed. No man need be ig norant of any of the facts. And yet by means of a technical presumption—though a mere le gal fiction—positive and well known facts are made to give way—a known falsehood is to be established as truth—and the constitutional rights of a free prople are to be sacrificed and trampled in the dust! Gentlemen, when the passions and prejudices of the present hour shall have passed away, the spectacle now exhibited will be considered one of the most extraordinary phenomena ever presented in the history of the world. The solid and substantial liberties in tended to have been secured to the States and Territories, by the constitution of the United States, are to be substituted by a mere sham, a mere painted'babble, a mere ''gossamer,' cob web tissue of false logic and contemptible tech nicalities and almost the whole body of a once powerful and patriotic party is seduoed, infatua ted and mesmerized, to believe the patent and baleful lie! Land Office. ST. CLOUD, May 10th 1858. Platte of the following Townships has this day been received to wit: Townshipffi R. ai Wesfc^ 44:" 32 Preemptora are required -tofileDechwa atory Statements within three,months fibm this date,if W» A'. CARUTHERS, Register All communications to b« addressed to a & J. H. TAYLOR •WWfS Xt THOLE interests in thefiourishing towns of ST. OLOUD fc EAST 8T. CLOUD. Lots, single or in quantities, to suit purcha sers, at reasonable rates. A rare chance for safe investments. St. cioud, 3 M. A. KIN 0 SECRETAIIY M.T. WHO STATE MD UNO* UW COLLEGE. Thin institution Inygbeenfteuioved to Cleve land, Ohio.* Degree* are legally coufened, and Students upon graduntiug may lie-admitted to practice. For circular*, adJros ui Cleveland, The proprietors of East St. Cloud have had an advantageous offer for the greater part of that property, bv a New York com panj\ it is "doubtful if they will accept it, as last year they refused rut offer for three lmmlud lots, which, if accepted, would have iua«?e the*'remainder worth more than it i.« all worth now but it will require a long course of persistently bad management to prevent East St. Cloud property rising rapidly iu value.. There never \va? time when a *mnll cap ital could be better invested in St. Cloud than it can be to-day, and how we should rejoice to see thousands of men,"of .small means seeming home* now. when proprie tors are short of cash, and have notes to pay. GENERA A N OFFICE, WASHINGTON April 9th, 1858. N. A S O N ESQ Sin :—In reply to your letter of thfe 15th ult., I have to inform von that Sec. 27, T. 123 R. 28 west, in the Sauk Rrpids Dis trict, appeal^ to be oulauh of the six mile limit* of the Branch Jane of the Minneso ta ind Pacific Rail lload, and if so your claim on said Section will he good, provi ded you have complied with the pre-emp tion laws. The right of the road attached to the odd numbered sections within the six mile limits of the route from the dates of sur veying, making and staking off the .same, from point to point, on the face of the ground. But the odd sections outside of the six and within the fifteen mile limits of said road and branch line continued sub ject to pre-emption until the 16th of Jan uary last, at which time they were selected for the road by the authorized agent, and ceased to be pre-emptible, except to per sons who had made bona, fide settlements prior to that date. Very .Respectfully, &c, THOS. A. HENDRICKS, Commissioner. 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St. Cloud is the point at which the Red Riv er trains cross ths Mississippi on their way to St. Paul, which proves it to be the natural junction of land travel between these two great arteries of trade. It is at the present head of steam navigation on the Mississippi. Boats during the Spring and early "cm St. Anthony to this position correctly with most important points in 11ho peculiar beauty of its tility of the emiroumini? coun- try cannot be,transcribed. Within fifteen mile*, of St. Cloud, on opposite sides of the river, and «t different points of the compass are eight lake*, varying in size from 1 mile to 6 miles in circumference, all, save one, beau tiful, exceedingly, throe of them at least, deep enough to float a inn it-of-wav. Wooded banks, clean pebbly s-ihoiess plentifully mixed with cornelian and water-, abundantly supplied with ii!jh. When Gov. Stevens matin his survey of a northern railroad route the pacific, in '53, he Mupod ««o)i the western side of the Mis si^.-ippi, below Sauk Rapids."' The place was nainelcs*—the present site of St. Cloud but it is here his route leaves the river. In the sum mer of '05 a claim cabin was built on the spot wher» we now write, a good saw mill, the frame of a large Hotel and eight other dwell ings were*put up that summer. This last fall there were throe hundred and thirty-two vote* polled in the precinci. Not the votes of Indi ans or Half Breeds, for there are none here. A majority of the inhabitants of the county are hardy Germans, with sturdy wives and Children,"cultivatingthe soil and working at mechanical employments. The subsoil is sand and ult hough the soil is from one to three feet deep, a rich black loam supporting a rank vegetation, the drainage is so perfect and the air so pure, that breathing is a perpetual pleasure. As yet, our physi cians have discovered no diseases peculiar to the climate, no indigenious complaint except the "Minnesota Appetite" whieh requires one fourth more treatment than a modest Pennsyl vania or Ohio attack of a corresponding dis ep*e. Any body who wants to drink whi-key in peace had better not come here, for the treaty by which the Jand was acquired from the Sioux, forbids its introduction arid the Legislature has passed a law enforcing that provision: but people of moderate meant and industrious hab its who have children to educate, will find few places where the opportunity for correct moral training, healthy development of muscle, and the means of pecuniary independence are bet ter combined. There are immense tracts of pine lying above, from which the mills at St. Paul, St. Anthony and the Minnesota Valley are supplied. These employ a large and ever-increasing force of men, horses and oxen, who are to be siipplied with provisions clothing and feed. The soil is waiting for an opportunity to produce unlimit ed quantities of food, without troubling the far mer crushing clods: whih: the Mississippi from St. Paul to Little Falls can afford to turn a mill at almost any point and has water power enough to do the manufacturing for a Conti nent. Our natural meadows produce a grass from four to six feet high, and the beef killed off our prairies is quite equal to any stall fed we have ever eaten. Our venison is fine at ten cents per pound, rabbits, prairie hens, partridges, ducks, &c, plenty. Thousands of bushels oi acorns for the hogs that are not here to ea them. Fuel for the labor of cutting and haul ini oft'the ground and there is no likelihood of the supply running out soon, as the "Big Woods" extend from this place some twenty miles or more, down this side of the river, and from eight to twelve miles back. Our prairies are all dotted with strips of wood land, "Oak Openings" which just look like old orchards, dense thickets of plum trees bearing delicious fruit, grape vines, doing likewise, thousands ot acres of hazel bushes and strawberry vines, en gaged in the same business: while some hun dred acres are in the cranberry trade and turn out an article, which for quantity and quality cannot be excelled. Theblackberries, red rasp berries and hops tack up their shingles in the woods and seldom disappoint the most san guine expectations of their customers. There is still land ten or fifteen miles back which set tlers can get, ait government price, by building a cabin and living on it until it comes into market. Actual settlers can buy lots here at from one to five hundred dollars, and specula tors can have the same lots at from five to fif teen hundred. In some of the river'towns back, places that will be pleasant villages, lots can be had-gratis b~y those who will build and live on them.— This, in^places where a house can be built for fifty dollars, that would be a palace compared to the dens rented in large cities for 4 and 5 dollars per month while the lot, with only the aid of a grubbing hoe and a few day»labor, wo,uld bring vegetables to feed a family, and every township has 600 acres appropriated to the support of schools. Seventy thousand acres are appropriated to a State university. A fine building has already been erected for the use of that institution. It is situated at St. Anthony, built of stone on an eminence commanding a view of the falls, and no State in the Union has abetter foundation for a good system of popular education. No other prairie State is so well timbered as Min nesota and no State more abundantly supplied with clear water. In the country surrounding St. Cloud and as far North and West as we have any reliable account, settlers find no difficulty in locating* land on a running stream or trans parent lake with plenty of timber at hand for, building, fencing and fuel, and as the land on the West side of the Upper Mississipi is only open to pre-emption, there is little opportunity for speculators, and settlers have assurance of neighbors and that rapid increase in the value of their lands and in social advantages which arise from the system of land in limited quan tities to actual settlers. The country around St. Cloud, west of the Mississippi was purchased of the Indians in a treaty made with them by Hon. Alexander Ramsey and Luke Lea in 1852 and ratified by the senate the same year. The..Sioux had Owned the land from 1827 but had not occupied it, and it was used as a hunting ground by the Winnebagoes whose land reached within four miles north of St. Cloud. Their .country was ceded to the United States by a treaty began with Commissioner Manypeny and concluded at Washington in Feb, 1855 and ratified by the Senate March 3d of the same year. In May following they removed to their reservation on the Blue Earth-river and only since that time has Stearns county claimed kindred with civili S£!£n* 3&t- S S & W he corpdrated limits of St. Cloud was built,by James Hitch ens, forGeneral Lowry. James Hitchens being the first white man who slept in a house here is entitled to the distinction of being the "old est inhabitant." The site Of Lower St. Cloud was taken up as a c|aim by Martin- Woolly, a Norwegian, who sold his right to George F. Brett who surveyed and platted it in the spring of'55. About'the'same time John L. Wilson surveyed and platted what is now called middle town, which adjoins and lies higher up the riv er, while General Lowry surveyed and platted upper town, called Lowry's Addition, the whi ter following. It was Mr Wilson who gave thne tow the name of St. Cloud 'by this name it was incorporated in the winter of '55 '56.— The Land-Office was removed in April '58, from Sauk Ra"|Tds to Upper town. The post office is In Miffdle Town, which is inhabited by in du8triouaand well-to-do German Catholics.— The Catholic chapel is here, and the bell be longing to it, is the first churoh going bell in StearnS county and has also the distinction of being the first audible in Sherburne and Benton counties'which corner on the opposite side of the river. There too is a school kept by a com pany of Benedictine Nans where music, draw inn, needlework and German are well taught by ladies of polished manners and unusual proficiency. Lower Town has two protestant churches, in process of erection one, about completed. We have a publio school in the Everett School house, aud a handsome Library dedicated by Hon. Edward Everett. The engines of an ex cellent saw mill and plaining mill, sash facto ry and of a good flouring mill are this mo ment puffing away within half a dozen rods of our office. We have from five to six steam boat arrivals here weekly and the smallest propor tion of drones we have ever seen in any hive. In the fall of '56 Grasshoppers came in a cloud.and settled down in this and adjoining comities, destroying the greater portion of the crops- They deposited their larvae and died. Early in the spring of '57 the young brood came out and made such havoo that serious fears of famine were entertained by a large portion of the people but they left in July, and ?o many of the late crops survived, that with the'full cvop's of particular places, where they did not appear, there ..was a large amount of food. In autumn it became a question whether there was enough for winter consumption with what the people had the means of purchasing from below. The German settlers were gener ally of the opinion that there was not, and'the Priests ttani commissioners to Dubuque to ask contributions. When this became known in Lower St. Cloud Indignation meetings were held, and strong resolutions passed condemn ing the measure as altogether unnecessary, and one calculated to do the country great injury by preventing emigration in the spring. The Corectness of this view of the case is now prov en. The third week of May is here, potatoes sell at 25 cts. per bushel, corn $1,00, wheat $1,25, oats 80 cts. and we have heard of no in stance in which any have suffered lor want of food while a very large proportion of the em igrants who had lasi year designed emigrating to this point have hee^i deterred by this bug bear cry oi i»s mine, a ud have gone elsewhere. The .time is now past at which the Grasshoppers appeared last spvinjr. and the minds of the people ate.set on rest as- the question of wheth er.they left lavae, la? yenv, before they emi grated. It is evident that they went to other localities as they c. rae here to eat, deposite their eggs and die. There is no sign that they have leli any deposits here, and as everybody is putting in crop of something good to eat we expect next fall to be encumbered with a surplus of the good things of. this life, and to inundate St. Anthouy, Minucappolis and St. Paul, with vegetables and grain after supply ing the Pine regions and the laborers on the Bail Road. rpHIS town is situated on the Sioux 4. Wood river, and is the Western termi nus of the Minnesota aud Pacific railroad the point laid down by Capt. Pope on his map as ihe head of steam navigation on the Red river the Valley of the Red river is about twenty miles wide on either side of the stream, and about five hundred miles long the surface.i*.level and drained, bv numerous Breckenridge i* also at ihe point where Gov Steven's survey of a route for the Pacific .rail, road crosses the Sioux Wood river, an exami nation of the Western Stales, and a reference to the writings of Govii Si evens, ex-Gov. Ram say or the Congressional documents containing the reports pfIdaj Long and Capt. Pope, can not fail to couyince thatsuch is the geograph ical^ptfsitftoi -*1*»-eefccnridge, that* all*Hhat. portion,ol- the Territory «f the United States which lays west :of the.Mississippi and north of the head w^tet^-oT^he Minnesota rivers must forever be tributary to that city, 'and that Breckenridge is. to be not only the com mercial centre for the north-west, but will forever be the gate-city onthe great north-west highway of nation*, Breckenridge is now being improved by the Proprietors, who are erecting dwellings for themselves, a hotel, grist mill, saw mill, a shingle and lath machine,1 &C. £or further particulars enquire of streams which are skirted wuh elm, ash, baes ,.., ,. Tir^„_„__ i.ilrt„* wood, white wooJ and. Pin« growth, the remainder of the valley is prairie, composed of rich, black loam free from sand barrens or swamps. Red river is a deep, slow stream, has no islands, sand bars or snags to obstruct navigation: the banks are about 25 feet high, and not subject to overflow many of the tributaries of the Red river are strong ly impregnated with salt, and indications of iron and coal are numerous in the vicinity. The farmers of the valley of the Red river gave to Major Wood as the average of their crops wheat, 30 to. 40: barley 40 to 80 oats 40 50 and potatoes 200 to 000 bushels to the acre. At Pembina, [200 miles north of Breck enridge,] ex-Gov. Ramsey says, on the 2d October, 1851, water melons and cantelopes were served to us fordessert, and ihe first frost that occurcd was on the night of that day," [see address before the Minnescia Agricultu ral Society, Oct, 10th, 1856.] Two large set tlements have long existed on Red river— Pembina and Selkirk, both of which yearly raise a lai'ge surplus of the products of the farm the whole valley of the Red river is rapidly filling up with an energetic and intel ligent population the country being exceed ingly healthy, and should the indications of iron and eoal lead to the discovery of those minerals as large as is anticipated, this valley will soon be swarming with a population en gaged in agriculture, mining and manufactur ing, supplying eastern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri with the products of their labor and skill the Minnesota and Pacific railroad will be .placed immediately under contract as by the terms of its charter it must be finished from Siillwater loSt Anthony with in two years, and completed to Breckenridge within ten years from the 3d of March, 1857, or forfeit its franchise as well as ihe lands do nated to it.. HFNRY T. WELLS, Minneapolis, CHUTE, St. Anthony, CHAS. N. M'KUBBIN. St, Paul, Executive Committee, Or to GEO. F. BROTT, Breckenridge. May 10,1858. tf. tthe Visiter Our Prospectus will be found on our third page, and we ask the friends of the freedom of the press, and of the principles there laid down, to aid us in maintaining them. We feel that in our advocacy of them in St. Cloud we have been milder and more conservative than we have ever before been in our character'ot writer for the Press. lWe'feel, by along coarse of, discipline, tostand pub licly as the advocate of the oppressed of our own sex, as a representative of woman's right, under God, to choose her own sphere of action. We have chosen ours with di rect reference to the final account, and those who make it the subject of sarcasm, ridicule, or coarse personal abuse, may cal culate to meet all that is terrible in" ear nestness of purpose. We are so certain die Lord is on our side, that it is quite impossible for us to fear any force ou earth.. Dyingis not dif ficult, yielding impossible. We have not sought the control of a press here, but when it was offered us we looked upon it as a command from the Great Master to go to work in His vineyard. Our conscience acquits us of havingused it otherwise than in the service of Opa and man. It is thus we still hope to use it, and not to gratify any feeling of revenge against those who have sought our injury with such singular pertinacity and despe-ration. We shall make no personal war upon any, but those who attack us, had better calculate the cost of supplying territory and munitions for the war that will surely ensue. We fight all our battles on the enemy's ground, and always use his wea pons, so that he who makes personal war upon ns had better be sure of his defen sive armor. Let' him make our private do mestic relations the object of his public sneers, and he may calculate to defend his own. We look upon all politicians, whether in office or out, as fair subjects of editorial comment in all their political relations.— We do not recognize any man's right to privacy in any attempt to govern the peo ple. We never kept a political secret and think we never will. The people are the proper source of political power, and have a right to know all the purposes and plans of those who dispense power and patronage. Whenever we can trace a po litical wire up to the handle, we shall di rect public attention to that point, no mat ter where it is, or what is likely to be the consequence. We believe this is a duty which every editor owes the public, and we shall have to get in a new supply of cowardice before we shrink from it£ To those who feel that these, our purpo ses, are right, we appeal for aid in carrying them out. The difficulties with which we have to contend are very great. A large majority of the people of St. Cloud show the best disposition to aid and sustain us, but in addition to the general commercial crash, this county has had to contend with the loss of the greater portion of two crops by the devastation of grasshoppers. Our enemies have shown themselves un scrupulous and active. Their written threats, of more serious violence, stand un cancelled, while their private efforts to in jure our reputation, to cover our name ,. I with most odious epithets, and gross crimes, of the largest are stil actively pursued. W that except our large share of human weakness, Our life has been suchas to give no justeause of offence to any. ,* May be we are a fanatic but ne convic tion could be stronger, in our mind, than the feeling that the Lord has prepared us, prisonsl, or regularly organizedare judiciaryt,withou and those who take the responsibility of these attacks are totally irresponsible, as well as artful and unscrupulous. They have already deprived us of a hope to which we had long looked forward, a quiet, humble, little home of our own. The preparation we had made for building, is now as money lost, for it is not thought safe for us to attempt living alone. Our office must be so situated, that with our debility it is impossible for us to have proper supervision of it, for the press must lie placed where it can be guarded, with out hiring men for that purpose. We are not wont to make pitiful appeals for help, but we should be recreant to duty now, not to state the facts, that those who love the American principles offreedomof speech and freedom of the press, may know that here, in this nominally free State, it is in danger of being crushed.— The Visiter is no longer a local"organ, although we shall make it a prominent ob ject to make known the resources of north ern Minnesota but the great object of its life is to vindicate thefreedomof the press. For this, men here, of both parties, have contributed to purchase the material and incurred a large expenditure in publishing it. Men of comparatively small interests are active and efficient as any, and we, are anxious thatthe responsibility thus assumed may not fall too heavily upon them. Our terms of subscription are as low as we can make them, and to all who favor us with subscriptions, we shall try to give the worth of their money. The people of St. Cloud have acted nobly their part in this matter, and to the friends of truth and justice abroad, we now appeal to aid us in our struggle for the right. N.N. TMITH, Dealer in Real Estate, Office on River Street, opposite the Ferry, S A I N O M. JP .a ALTownrsousdesyring pe to invest in Lands or Propert iu a part of the country which is unsurpassed in soil, and rapidly filling with bona fide settlers, can find favorable op portunities by applying to the undersigned* Property for sale in the towns of Hartford St. Cloud, Newburg, Brottsburg, Milie Lac ana all the best paying "towns in this part of th country. Nr If. SMITR. [LAND OFFICE, tui CT. CLOUD, May 27,1858. The,following plats have this day,been received at this office. T'nship 124 N. Range 29 West 5th Mend. 123," 122 124 125 126 30 31 31 it it 31 Pre-Emptors are required to file -their declaratoryStatements within three months from this date. A. W. CARUTHERS, Register., Wanted. Several cash subscribers to fill the FmVerJists and three lines to fill this column up snug, and tight.