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THE NEW ERA.
EDITED BT W M . HENRY WOOD, THURSDAY. MAY, 24 1800 Parties and Presidential Can- didates. Hon. John Bell, of Tennessee, has been nominated for the Presidency by the Union Convention lately held at Baltimore; and Hon. Edward Everett for Vice President Both men are well known to the country, and occupy high positions as statesmen and orators. Everett is an old line Whig, and formerly took a prominent part in polit ical affairs. He is a man of rare schol arly attainments, and has for the last few years devoted most of his time to literary pursuits. Of Mr. Bell we need say only that he occupied a high posi tion in the United States Senate for many years, is a safe conservative man, of acknowledged ability, and experi ence, and of unsullied integrity. This ticket can, however, only assume ; raportanee by mistakes at Chicago and Baltimore. Should a Radical be nomi nated at Chicago then, as the Tribune •orrespondent says in another column, any in the Republican ranks will go ver to the Bell ticket, c-pecially iri Penn ylvania and New Jersey, with such men ns Gov. Pennington at their head. If Hunter, or Jeff. Davis, or any Statesman of that stylo should final ly receive the nomination by the Demo crats at Baltimore, in that contingency thousands of Southern votes would be cast for Bell and Everett. But should Bales receive the nomination at Chica go, and Douglas at Baltimore, the two parties would concentrate on their re spective candidates, leaving the Union ticket without the electoral vote of a single State. Douglas. The fire-eaters, north and south, don’t like Douglas, because he is not a northern Abolitionist, or a southern Secessionist. Because he maintains the light of the people to do ns they please in the territories, about Slavery.—be cause he don’t recognize any power in tho Constitution to carry Slavery into the territories—because he is opposed to the re-opening of the Slave trade, and to the passage of a Slave code by Con gress—the extremists of the South de nounce him. Because he is in favor of fulfilling all Constitutional obligations to tho South— Q iving to the slave States the right freely to enjoy and possess slavery as Jong as they may see fit to do so—because he won’t denounce and anathematize slaveholders per se, and join the crusade against the institution, where it by law constitutionally exists— he is maligned and hated by all north ern fanatics from Wendell Phillips and Lloyd Garrison down. But on this question of Slavery in the territories, Douglas is right, and time will show it. Political complications, the temporary union of of diverse elements—a consoi racy of the envious and jealous Politi cians who look with hate upon his ris ing fortunes— may compass his de feat at Baltimore—but whatever may take place there, the great principle of Popular Sovereignty announced and defended by Stephen A. Doughs, has already given to its author an honored and an imperishable name. Abraham Lincoln Nominated. Papers received this, (Tuesday eve ning,) announce the nomination by the Chicago Convention, of Abraham Lin coln, of Illinois, for President of the United States, and Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, f or Vice President. Mr Lincoln is pretty well known as the competitor of Senator Douglas for the United States Senate from Illinois, some time ago. He is said to be an able speaker, a man of ability, of the Seward school on the slavery question, and pop ular. Hannibal Hamlin we do not know though the papers tell us he is known in the East and is popular in Maine. We subjoin the ballotings as follows: The roll was called and the ballot resulted : r ino ß n l ? l ~ S „=* ar,] 173 <-*. Lin \yLc^r ,0 - r; - Second Ballot—Seward 184-12 t coin 181, Bates 45, McLean 8, (W on 2’ Dayton 10, Chase 42-13 Clay 2 Cameron withdraws. 3 On the third ballot, Hon- Abraham LifrcouN was nominated for President! Received two hundred nnd thirty-five votes. 7 There is a fine promise of a good peach crop in the “Jerseys. ” Chicago Nomination. The special correspondent of the N. Y. Tribune, writing from Washington, says : If a radical candidate be insisted upon at Chicago, a large defection may be expected in Pennsylvania and New- Jvrsey, among the conservative portion of the Opposition. This purpose is ser ious, and in such a contingency the Bell ticket will assume much more im portance than Fillmore’s didin 1856. This information is derived from unques tionable sources, and will be represen ted at Chicago so as to preclude all doubt. We hope the Convention will heed these warnings, and leave the Radicals all out. The times, and the conntry, don’t need them. They always do more harm than good, whether in pol itics, religion, or morals.—Whether in the slave States or free. Their one idea policy leads them away from the real object of good to be attained, and they generally become selfish, partizan, and fanatical. This is true of them ev erywhere. The people don’t want such a man in the Presidential chair, and he may be nominated a hundred times, and they will defeat him just as often. The two Wings No doubt is e. tertained now that the two wings of the Democracy will come together at Baltimore and reunite. They have a decided advantage now that they come together after the action of the Republicans at Chicago shall have been known. They can take advantage of any mistake made in the selection of candidates by the Republioans, and of course will do it. Let the Republicans take a sectiona man and Democrats will find no diffi culty in finding a man to defeat him.— Public sentiment is assuming a deter mined stand against sectionalism every where. The action of Virginia, Ken tucky, Tennessee and other Southern States, by their delegates, against Yan cey’s sectional movement at Charleston is proof that it will be repudiated in the south. The advices receivad from Chicago, are favorable in this direction. Hor ace Grecly, the elder Blair, the Penn sylvania and New Jersey delegates all are opposed to the nomination of a Radical. 1 ho leading Journals throughout the country demand a repudiation of sec tional platforms and sectional men. - The voice of the country speaks (he same language. It augurs well for our country. We do not despair of the Re public. Hickman on Buchanan. Hickman has been rubbing down President Buchanan with a coarse tow el and fine brush, in a speech which he made in Congress the other day So effective was the speech that the hear ers, so say letter writers, began (o talk of Mr. Hickman for the Presidency.— The Chicago Solons might do a wmrse thing than to nominate the bold and elo quent Pennsylvanian. Passage of the Homstead Bill. I lie Homstead Bill-introduced into the Senate soma weeks ago—by Mr. Johnson, we believe—passed that body on Thursday last, by a vote of 41 ayes to 8 nays. It has been amended in so many ways, that we are at present un able to give even an outline of the bill as it passed. It can be but a mutilated affair at best, and its passage through the House is doubtful. STEAMER SUNK. The steamer R. F. Saco, with 150 passengers from New Orleans, to Cin cinnati, snagged and sunk, fifty miles below Memphis, on the night of the 11th inst. 20 lives were lost, mostly passengers. The boat and cargo were a total loss. Horace Greely is a delegate in the Chicago Convention, for Oregon.— He is instructed to vote for Bates. He 18 opposing the nomination of Seward with his usual earnestness of purpose. Rev. Jacob S. Harden; of New Jer sey, has been sentenced to be hung on the 29th of June next, for the murder °f his wife. He killed her by adminis tering slow doses of arsenic. When the verdict was announced, he burst in to wailing and tore the hair from his head. Mr. Potter’s readiness to give Mr. Pryor a course of steel, by way of changing the tone of his stomach, has made him immensely popular in Wis consin, and he could be all but unani mously reelected to Congress, were he to run now. He i, good at running, because he wouldn’t run away. Wives Discontented. Under this head, Mr. Greely writes a pungent article in his last paper in relation to the proceedings of the Wo men’s Rights Convention recently held in New York, in which Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton introduced some strange resolutions in relation to marriage.— The editor of the Tribune proposes that hereafter the name of these conventions be changed, and be called “Conventions of Wives Ctsconlenled. We think Greely’s idea a very good one. Let it so be understood, and let all the wives discontented annually as semble, State their grievances to each other, denounce their husbands, call them brutes, tyrants, hypocrites, op pressors—arraign them publicly, not privately, for their misbehavior—in lec tures, speeches, newspapers, that the world and the rest of mankind may know precisely the counts in each indict ment preferred by each and every mar ried woman agrieved. What an inter esting development would it be. What an amount of precious scandal would fill the papers. Newspaper publishers would reap a rich harvest in the in creased interest given to their usually prosy pages. Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton has lead the way. Let all wives discontented follow. She de clares the marriage relation of no more binding force than that which a man may make with a partner for the sale of dry goods. This is a new doctrine, and being quite new, we shall expect to see it followed by all the discontented wives in the laud. What an assembly we may expect next year of wives discontented. How many poor husbands will be left soli tary and alone. The Chicago Wig warm would not be half large enough to accommodate those—that no man can number—of agrieved ladies going up with indictments, done up in blue ribbon in their petticoat pockets. It will be a grand cr urt of inquest to try the right of husbands to the possession of their wives. About that time we shall expect also to see the newspapers all around freighted with little notes like this: “Whereas, my wife Mehitable has, without cause, left my bed and board; now this is to forbid all persons trustin'' my said wife Mehitable on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contract ing. ” In relation to the resolutions in ques tion Mr. Greely' finally says: There are some things besides in those resolutions to which vve might ob ject on the score of taste, somethings which we rather marvel that a modest woman should say, and that modest women in a mixed assembly should list en to which patience. But these are secondary matters. The thought that runs through them ail that the marriage tie is of the s.'.ine nature as a mere bus iness relation is so objectionable, so dangerous, that we do not care to draw attention from that one point. A Pleasant Sight. There was a gathering of little boys and girls at our house the other even ing. It was indeed a pleasant sight So much happiness, joyousness, and in nocence—it is good to behold It car ries one back to childhood before the cares and troubles of life begin. It admonishes us how much better we might have been than we are, bad we resisted every temptation and eherished in our hearts more than we have, the sacred impulses of earlier and brighter days. As we looked upon the rosy cheeks, and heard the merry laugh of the littie groupc that ran round and round on the green sward, we could not help thinking how little they knew of the sorrows and disappointments des tined to meet them ere they closed the journey they have but just begun—of the troubles and anxieties incident to the actualities of life—of the cold, hard road to be traveled to worldly success, if ever attained—of the thousand hopes blooming brightly only to be disappoint ed, and the thousand friendships offered only to betray. But the little children, the little Franks, and Davids, and Ar thurs, and Marys rejoiced, sung and laughed on while their little feet danced over the green grass, under the clear blue sky, all unmindful of our .houghts, just as though this wicked world were a Paradise and everybody in it as inno cent and happy as themselves. God bless the little children. May good an gels watch over them. fciir* Some 594 Mormons arrived at New York, last Monday, from England Supposing them to be masculine Mor mons, and allowing them ten wives a piece, and that’s a moderate allowance and they’ll take all they can get,—they will repuire 5940 women. Say 6000, to make round numbers. Comer Idlers. If the old maxim is true, savs the Jrteconsin Chief, that an idle head is is the work shop of the Devil, there are locations in all our villages and cities where a large amount of manufacturing 19 constantly going on. in our opinion, a sense of shame if nothing else should drive this lazy el ement out of sight, if not into some' worthy pursuit. It is not more true that the richest' and most beautiful fields, turned to waste, will grow the most lux uries and noxious weeds, than that the human mind will grow coarseness and vice, unoccupied. If direct crime be not the result, the drone becomes a gos sipping pest —a corner hunting, scandal monger. Like the buzzard, he will watch for choice tit-bits of carion of j scandal, and fasten upon the faults of! those who are quietly about their busi ness, and pierce with an eager beak. limes may be hard and transient la bor find not a full reward; but idleness is fatal to the individual, and dangerous to society. A man had better go into his neighbor’s yard or field and work for his board then to become a corner idler. These corner idlers are pests, and nothing else, everywhere. Mrs. Heenan is making as great hits in New Yort, at the old Bowery, as her husband made in Ungland. She is handsome and clever, and is said to be learned, and can ride shoot fence, and handle her bunches of fives in a man ner becoming to her name and connec- i§ir* The Burch case, at Chicago, is not to be hushed up, [but Mr. Stuait will be birched for seducing Mrs. Burch, and perhaps be in ide to cry. He is an ugly Lothario, and the Ddy is no beauty, but clever, and the gentle-! man saw her visage in her mind ; and their attachment was purely platonic,j they would have the wicked believe. islT’ The heaviest freshet which ha occurred for years, now sweeps the wa j nia. Half he town of Tyrone is unde water. The bridges over Bald Eagh creek have been swept away, and tin ’ stages have been turned back. r We regret to learn that the ed , if or of the St. Cloud D emocvcU has beer . *ll since her return from her successfu lecturing tour last winter. The Connecticut Legislature has •elected Hon. Lafayette S. Foster, Re publican, U. S. Senator for six vears from the 4th of March, 1861. I here is a petticoat fight in Par is. Eugenie, the Empress, and Mos dames de Morny and Walewski, head the crinoline party, and go for the vol uminous sufficiency of the hoop; while the Princess de Metternich and some other ladies of rank are for dropping it. It is to be hoped that the hoop party will prevail, and keep up its suprema cy. Levelling and Lambing Doctor. A yankeo Editor is responsible for! the fdlowing : It is not true that Haravrd College' means to confer the degree of LL. D.'i on Mr. Heenan Yet when wo consid-'| er the College honors the memory of the Greeks, and that the Greeks hon ored boxers in a very especialy manner,j* the selection of Mr. Heenan for the' Doctorate would not be inappropriate, i The letters, in his case, would signify I the levelling and lambing Doctor. ° j! Fire in the Dismal Swamp The fire in the Dismal Swamp is still raping furiously in some places, and the light and smoke are visible from Nor folk Ihe dames nearly reached the track of the Norfolk and Petsburg Road, and at one time the cars passed through dense clouds of smoke with difficulty.! Great exertions were required to pre vent one or two dwellings from bein«’ consumed. We have accounts of fires at Phila delphia and Painted Point, Steuben Co. N. Y., involving a loss of about $75,- 000. A destructive fire is also raging in the pine forests north and east of Al bany, on the line between New York and Massachusetts. A Prize Fight came off on the 11th inst.,ut Epping, N. H., between a pug ilist from Boston, named H. Finnegan and Mike Levitt of Lowell. Finnegan was declared the victor after fighting 23 rounds. 82T* The false despatch which went through New England, Tuesday night, anui*unceing the nomination of Mr! Douglas, caused much premature rejoic ing among his friends, and some flutter ing among thse who had bets pending upon the result. In the city of Hart ford some enthusiastic democrats brought out a twelve pounder, and had spoiled nearly one hundred cartrdges before the lying despatch wag contradic ted.—Journal. THE CROPS IN MINNESOTA. From the Winowa Republican we i c°P y lhe blowing cheering news. All of our exchanges tell the Same story : We have taken especial care to learn from our exchanges in every section of the State, and from the many farmers who areda.ly ,n town with their grain to sell, the condition of the growing wheat crop, and the prospect for the coming harvest. The result of these inquiries is the same everywhere. Never, at this season of the year, has there been a more general promise of an adundant crop than is now held forth. The gen ral rams of the past two weeks have ser ved to invigorate vegetation to such an extent, and caused it to spring up so rapidly, that those who have watched its progress speak of it with great en thusiasm, as something which °only the rich, quick soil of Minnesota can pro duce. r The breadth of ground under cultiva tion for wheat this year, at the lowest estimate, cannot be less than double that of last year, and many persons as sure us that it is quite three times as great. With a continuance of favora ble weather until harvest, such as we have thus far been blessed with the har vest in Minnesota will be so exceeding ly abundant that all the people will have reason to exult beyond any former ex perience, and to literally clap their hands with joy. Fruits . When a man owns any portion of ou mother earth, if it is only a city lot o be twenty-five feet by a hundred, ‘it is hi id duty to help it to produce something fo n- his benefit. A )ard square of gooi c _ earth, which should be dug and enrich ed a yard deep, will support a grape :vine that will give you shade, and fra . grance, and delicious fruit as lung a: ,s you live. Never did investment paj rt such interest. So a pear-tree, asking i s few feet mere to spread itself, yields ar enormous divided of lusciousness. Ar . apple-tree would be worth all it costs 13 j only for its May lime of blossoms ant ?-:odors; but all summer it gives us beau d'ty and fragrance, and in the autumn . yieles 'ts ripened treasures.— lbid. Vive Le Hoop, Madame ! s It is an interesth:? thing to notice • - how gradually the enormous hoop, so .- recently “ all the rage,” is gradually r fading out of fashion. The more ex nansive the skirt, the inoro disfingucc e the lady was the primary rule. The e vast circumference of dress, now, indi cates either the ser, ant girl who revels in the cast-ofi fashions of hei mistress, ‘ or else the woman of a certain class, 1 1 whose reputation is as loose as her cos - 1 tumo. Respectability has condescended, at last, to adopt moderation for its guide in the matter of crinoline ; and modest ' women do not outrage a proper sense - of decency, by flirting the streets in a s,wonderfully, suggestive superfluity of external garmenturo. They leave 'such j feats to the equivocal, or to those whose bad tastes cannot notice its coarseness. Hie hoop has diminished, in good s ei ety, to very reasonable proportions; | and, to our mind, it is now really be coming. It sets off the female figure to advantage; it aods roundne.ss and grace f to the general contour of her person ; it atones for any deficiency of developmer.t on the part of Nature. So far, there fore, it is a commendable part of the ■modern sostume, and we slrVuld !>e sor ry to see it altogether dispensed with Fire tc hoop ! —in its present style of unobtrusive amplitude. — Traveler. New Store and New Goods. , ! We take great pleasure in calling the ‘attention of all our readers to the adver tisement of our old friend Talbott, which will be found on the fourth page of this weeks’ paper. Our up countay readers will ail re member that Mr. t Talbot was one of the pioneers in bringing to attention and giv ing interest to our region. lie sur veyed, named Clear Water; spent .large sums of money there; and we are indebted to his enterprise for a part of our growth above St. An thony. Mr. Talbot is now located in St Anthony, 'and offers a choice stock of fresh goods. He buys for cash in Boston, where he has an acquaintance twenty years standing, and can sell, perhaps, cheaper than any other dry goods house in the State; and yet save his profits. We were in his Store when below, and can vouch to our readers for the truth of all he says in relation to the quality and quantity of his stock.— All call and see him when you go below. Dentistry at Home. We are pleased to info~m the people of this place and vicinity that Mr. A. T. Upiiam is now prepared to perform all kinds of Mechanical and Surgical oper ations in the line of Dentistry. We learn that while Mr. Upham was east last fall and winter that he received in structions from one of the best Dentists in the country, and that since his return he has been giving his time and atten tion to the study of the best Works and Journals on Dentistry of the day. Mr. Upham says he can and will give satisfaction to all those who may favor him with their patronage. THE NEW ERA. local. THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1860. CHARLES CRAWFORD, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST, Sl Anthony, Minnesota. W. H . WOOD WILL PAT TAXES la lhe Counties of Benton and Morriaon. There will be service in the Episcopal Church at this place, one week from next Sunday, at 3 o’clock P. M., at which time the Rt. Rev. Bishop Whipple will be present for con firmations. Rumor is a great gossip: and like all gossips, is a great teller of lies. But the old saying must be admitted as true, that where there is much smoke there must be some fire. So we think there may be some foundation in the report that the indefatigable Bradford of St. Cloud, amid his extensive mercantile engage ments, has found time to turn his atten tion to the little item of Matrimony. As to the when and where of the ceremony, the aforesaid rum>r prudently holdeth her tongue. We are having little showers of ram almost everyday. The grass is green all over the prairies and upon all the hill sides. Flowers are blooming everywhere, and the cheery notes of two more of our old singers—the Oriole and Bobolink— are heard again.— s pnng, in its freshness, joyousness, and beauty, its birds and flowers, indeed present with us. Let us be thankful. Remember that TE.Nvoom>E r s store is full of nice, new, fresh goods of all kinds, including hardware of every description. He is selling stoves cheap cr than anybody else in St. Cloud. e shall be pleased to hear often from Lillie of Fair Haven. Read our new advertisements?, and remember them. Wait &. McClure. St. Cloud, ha vo moved into their new office, just below i,.e Willis House. It is a hand some building. We rejoice in this ev idence of our old irtC**^ 8 ’ prosperity.— 'l'iie firm is doing a good business, and has hosts of friends. If you /.’Jive a crooked case Henry can straighten it lor you, a little quicker th*n criv other man. Excessive drought throughout -N* w England, is causing great trouble to farmers, who in some parts of New Hampshire, drive cattle miles for wa ter. ♦ Heenan shoes” are advertis• ed. 1 Heenan gloves” would ho more to the purpose, though Mr. Heenan is most handy without the gloves. Counsellor Parsons has sent U 3 a legal advertisement which we publish, wherein the Bank of Beloit is Plaintiff. >\ ith so rich a client our learned friend, we infer, “ex necessitate rethas plenty of money ; we shall like his custom By the way, he has moved his office from Monti’s into Gorton’s building, just above, on the opposite side of the street. A fresh supply of new goods for Marlatt & Sims, came up bv the last boat. Logs are coming down the river day and night. Somebody must have been busy up in the pineries last winter. Col. Hays’ saw mill is doing a brisk business now. safed a good harvest this summer, our young States will snup their fingers at the croakers and revilers east. All our exchanges speak of the very large amount of sowing this spring. Russell, of the emporium, is ex changing Goods for fresh butter, maple sugar, oats and wheat, all of which he is selling again cheap for cash. Another refreshing shower last night. What a charming country is our own Minnesota. Read card of Mr. Taylor, Paint er, St. Anthony. He is a tip-top work man. ’‘Billy Baden” shall be heard next week. Received too late. Wheat and oats are looking splendidly, verily. I©* We have a thousand local things to say which we have not room for.