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THURSDAY. MAY, 24 1800
Parties and Presidential Can-
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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«’
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
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.
. 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.
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1860.
Sl Anthony, Minnesota.
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
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
Excessive drought throughout
-N* w England, is causing great trouble
to farmers, who in some parts of New
Hampshire, drive cattle miles for wa
♦ 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
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
’‘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.

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