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THURSD A Y. J U N E 14. I 8 60
Bell or Lincoln.
The Owensboro, Ky., American no
tices an article of oure in a late num
ber of thd New Era, in which we de
nounced those whd were accustomed to
anathematize all Bates mert, and in fact
everybody who would not swear to sup
port the fortunes of Mr, Seward, in pre
ference to all others.
After stating that both Seward and
Bates were repudiated at Chicago, and
are now in disgrace at the the Republi
can court, while a new favorite in the
man, Lincoln, has arisen, the American
says ;
So lay down your clubs, gentlemen,
make it up. No use worrying your
selves over the carcass of a dead iion.
Take our advise, obandon your wicked
•companions, loosen that hidious lump of
sectionalism, and go in for John Bell of
Now, we have a high respect for
John Bell. He is an experienced States
man, and, we believe, a true patriot.—
Moreover, we are well satisfied that in
the Presidential chair he would admin
ister the Government ably, justly, and
economically. He has fought many a
good battle in the old Whig party, and
of course will not he forgotten by them
But in all candor, where are his
chances of election ? The corrupt
power enthroned at Washington must
be displaced. The political vandals
that prowl around the Treasury must be
forced off. The system of political
profligacy and corruption that under
the present rule infests the country must
be broken up. That power which has
converted itself into a despotism, and
which menaces every good thing left in
the republic must be overthrown. The
mazy labyrntlTof peculation and pub
lic plunder, which has of late become a
part of a political system, reaching into
every department of the government,
must be disentangled, and order, and
justice, and honesty introduced. Now
all this every patriot most earnestly de
sires. But how shall it he accomplish
ed ? By what means ? that is the ques
tion. The editor of the American says,
'“vote for Bell and Everett ” Cui
bono ? To what purpose? Unless it be
in Kentucky, we do not believe they
will carry a single Southern State.—
Our Louisville correspondenfthinks they
will carry|Kentucky. We don’t believe
it. The race last year between Bell and
Magoffin was a close one, and probably
the strength of both parties was out,
and yet Magoffin was elected by a large
majority. In what Southern States
do you expect electoral votes ? Not in
Texas, which might perhaps have been
carried had Houston been nominated,
but which now there can be no hope of,
■ince Houston was ignored at the Con
In the North, there is not a single
State from Maine to Minnesota, that
will not go either Democratic or Repub
lican. The North must be either Cos
sack or Republican. There is now no
intermediate ground. A large majori
ty of the Fillmore organs have already
pronounced for Lincoln In the State
of New York, where that party was
strong in Fillmore’s political life time,
it cannot now muster more than 30,000
votes, all told.
If the editor of the Amencan is in
earnest then when he says “ Away with
a Democracy which has ao long robbed
and misruled the nation,” let him pur
sue no longer a phantom—let him drop
the delusive hope held out by the Bell
and Everett ticket, and boldly go in for
“Hone* old Abe” of Illinois.
Tme Nomination i K Philadelphia
en t e news of Lincoln’s nomina*-
turn, .ays the St Pam time,, wa, rece
ived in Philadelphia, there were im
promptu meetings, processions and ser
enades. Among the serenades given
wai one to Htfn. Edward Coles, now
more than eighty years old and who was
the first Governor of Illinois. It j g
that to Gov. Colei is due, in great meas
ure, the honor'of making Illinois a Free
State. Mr Coles was the Private Sec
retary of Jefferson and Madison, and al
though ho has not changed in principles,
ho will voto for Lincoln. ' •' r
Prom our Kentucky Carres
pondnnt .
Louisville. Kf, June I, 18«0.
I hasten to the fulfillment of my
long promised engagement. My only
apology is that a multiplicity of
other things has prevented me up to
the present moment. A business man
seldom finds time to sit Jdown and com
pose a letter for publication; at any!
rate such I find to be the case with me.
You will, doubtless, ere this, have
seen by the papers, that the tobacco
raisers and manufacturers, of our State,
have had a great Fair in this city. Sev
eral of your friends from the Green Riv
er country were here with their choice
specimens, and all, I believe, received
premiums. The city was full of stran
gers; and we all enjoyed the fair ex
ceedingly. Indeed, no people in the
world take a more lively interest in such
Fairs than ours.
Tobacco raising is becoming more
and more an object of attention among
the planters of Kentucky; ana no South
ern State is now bringing to market,
either a larger or better supply, in pro
portion to the uumbers engaged in it,
than our own. Thousands of hogs
! heads go to Cincinnati and other cities
in the free States every year.
No premiums were awarded to any
one from Daviess county where you
were visiting last summer. Ido not
see, from the report, that that County
was represented at the Fair at all.
Seeing the New Era reminds me often
of the old Rough and Ready you edited
in this city in the campaign that result
ed in the election to the Presidency of
that gallant old soldier, Zachary Tay
lor. The venerable homestead of the
old hero, you used to speak about so
often, remains just as when you last
saw it, and continues still to be an
object of interest to all who visit our
The struggle in this State this year
will be between Bell and Everett, and
the nominee of the Baltimore Conven
tion that to be. I have no doubt in
my own mind that the Bell ticket will
carry this State by a large majority.—
Many good men are leaving the Demo
cratic party, owing, I think, principally
to the past egregious blunders of Bu
chanan’s administration. The opposi
tion, which, you will remember, was
strong last year, during the canvass for
the office of Governor, by Josh. Bell
and Magoffie, is much more powerful
this year. Prentice, of the Journal
wields a magic influence over the peo
ple; his wit, his courage, his epigram
matic hits, his untiring perseverence,
are more than a match for the influence
sought to be exerded in the State by
government patronage. His great pa
per is the controlling political agency of
Kentucky. Harney, of the Democraf,
is still the consistent, earnest advocate
of Douglas; while Halderrnan of the
Courier —now the most rampant of fire
eaters, —opposes the nomination of the
Little Giant, upon the ground that his
popular sovereignty doctrine is in effect
only anenemy in disguise to slavery; as
if adopted, it would in all to come,
exclude slavery from any Territories
hereafter acquired.
Everybody feels an interest in the
approaching Convention at Baltimore.
But the general sentiment is, that who
ever is nominated, the party will sup
port him and elect him if possible;
whether it be Douglas, or Dickinson, or
Hunter. The old Democrats of the
State prefer Hunter—Young America,
of course, all go for Douglas. Gurth
rie s organ, the Courier, still pushes his
claim, though nobody believes he stands
the ghost of a chance before the Con
vention. I go with all my heart for
Bell and Everett,tried Statesmen as thev
are, and pray day and night for their
election. The South will give them a
rousing vote next Fall. I see you are
in for “Honest Old Abe.” Just as I
expected. The North are determined
to try their strength ; for his nomina
tion cuts off all idea of a single electoral
vote South. They now have the oppor
tunity of seeing how strong they are
but “Honest Abe,” though e,«r',„
honest, can never be elected
I am no politician, and you must ex
cuse my long dissertation on the sub
All kinds of business in Kentucky is
prosperous. Money jg about as usual.
It is loaning on home securities at six
per cent, per annum. Wheat and corn
are looking finely. The late money
revulsion, which swept with such disas
trous effectover the northern States, has
•carcely been Telt hefeTW merchant,
have aJJ held their own, and the bhsi
ness done in this pky is steadily on the
increase. ~
Our country merchants do not go bo
often to Philadelphia and New York as
in former times; owing, probably, to the
Slavery excitement which has so much
atieniated the sections; the consequence
is that the wholesale trade of this city
is heavier every year.
Adieu, my old friend,
Horace Greely and the Nom
In his frank and brave reply to the
attack of abolition fanatics on account
of his support of Judge Bates at Chica
go, lor tho Presidency, Mr. Greely
says :
“ And now, when all the world is
raining boquets on the successful nomi
nee, so that, it he were not a very
tall man, he might stand a chance to be
smothered under them, when thousands
are rushing to bore him out of house
and home, and snowing him white with
letters, and trying to plaster him all
over with their advertising placards, I,
who knew and esteemed him ten years
ago, reiterate that I think Judge Bates,
to whom i never spoke nor wrote.would
have been the wiser choice. I say this
knowing well that his nomination wouid
have fallen like a wet blanket on nearly
the whole party, that thousands would
have sworn never to support it, and that
counter nominations would have been
got up or seriously threatened. But I
kept my eyes steadily on the fact that
the first and only Summer election that
is to be held in a State that we could in
any event hope to carry is that of Mis
souri, were the Republicans all earnest
ly desired the selection of their loved
and honored fellow-citizens, and where
thousands not Republicans were ready
and eager to co-onerate with them in
case of his nomination.”
Nothing can be more vindictive or un
principled than the war being made upon
the editor of the Tribune at this t me
because he chose to exercise his own
judgment in relation to the selection of
a Presidential candidate at Chicago.—
The little curs that now bark at hitn.a nd
whose political existence is as it were
but of yesterday, deserve the reproba
tion of every fair-minded, honest man.
The result of the late Chicago Con
vention has brought to light a host of
crawling sycophants whose combined
ignorance and prejudice are perfectly
astonishing They are the self-con
ceited, pompous, narrow-minded politi
cal vermin, who have on idea that no
body has any rights in the party but
themselves. They are forever nibbling
at the garments of those whose excel
lence they are conscious they can never
reach. Not able to rise themselves,
they gratify a base envy by attempting
to pull others down to their own place
of merited degradation. A good deal
of this spirit was manifested prior to the
meeting of the convention, when men
were engaged in the legitimate discussion
of the relative merits of possible candi
dates before the Convention. Those
whose whole lifetime do not comprise a
millionth part of the political knowledge
of one of Horace Grecly’s sleeping
hours, were heard often accusing him
of dictation, and want of judgment.—
Nothing cau equal their pitiful ignor
ance save only their transparent menda
city, Not guilty of a decent acquaint
ance with the first rudiments of our po
litical system, these fellows set them
selves up as censors over the politi
cal conduct of others. Away with the
unrepentant know nothings.
Great Tobacco Fair.
We notice in the Petersburg, Va.,
Express a very interesting letter from
the editor of that paper, written from
Louisville, Kentucky, where he attend
ed the great Tobacco Fair on the 16th
of May. He gives the premiumsaward
ed and the various Counties in Kentucky
represented at the Fair.
We read along, and find the first
premium of £IOO awarded to W. R.
Wells, of Hart County, for the best
hogshead of manufacturing leaf. The
second to W. Giffin, of Grayson.—
Then we find our old friend Anderson
of Green county, taking the premium of
SSO for the best shipping loaf. Then
comes Owen, Todd, Grayson, Barren,
Bracken, and Taylor counties, all of
which were represented and received
premiums. But Daviess county, with all
her fine Tobacco fields and great ware
houses, her Bransfords and Dunlaps so
extensively engaged in the tr. de, ap
pear not to have been represented, or if
ao, not to have received any notice In
the way of premiums, at the fair.
Daviess certainly raises as good tobac
co as any county in the State, not ex
cepting Hart or Green, in both of which
counties we were acquainted. We
don’t understand why she wus omitted.
W“ The New York Independent rum
up the names o« Lincoln and Hamlin.
The Escape of Post Master
Th« New York Leader gives an ac
count of the last hour’s spent at the
New York Hole) by the Hon. Isaac V
Fowler The Leader is edited by John
Glancy, the personal friend of the great
defaulter. We copy the closing para
graphs ;
“ Hurriedly then they packed up a
few changes of linen, coats, &c., into
a valise, Mr. Fowler meanwhile dress
ing himself and rather beginning to
show relief as flight instead of death be
came the prospect before him. Mr C.
—one of the truest friends ever man had
—resolved to raise a purse next day,
which should place Mr. Fowler beyond
any reasonable want for a couple of
years—the sum, as we have heard, be
gin $8,01)0 —which has since, all but
$•2,000, been subscribed. On this point
however—the exact amount of the sum
—we are not so sure as on the othar
particulars of this narrative.
“ All the arrangements being soon
ended, at just seven minutes past 2
o’cleck on the morning of last Sunday
week, Isaac V. Fowlor, leaning on the
arms of his friends, Messrs B. and T.,
took final leave (as a resident) of the
] New York Hotel? and by eight o’clock
ion Sunday morning, when Rynders again
called, the rooms which he occupied
iand had so filled with objects of art
and curiosity, were desolate and bare.
j“ Whither Mr. Fowler was taken in the
carriage by Messre. B. and T., it would
not be in good taste to state. He was
however well taken care of, and suffer
ed but little restraint—his luxuriant
black whiskers having been shaved off*
on Sunday morning, and a pair of gold
spectacles completely altering his ap
pearance whenever placed in any situa
tion where those not in his immediate
confidence could see him. The neces
sity of disguise must itself have proved
, to a man of his personal pride a terrible
—almost compensating punishment.—
But that is all over now, and we believe
1 he is safe out of the country. ”
Grasses and Vines
Ihe grasses look unusually forward,
and nutritious, as well as every vine,
and bush, and tree bearing fruit, prom
ising extraordinary yields.
We have had neither drouth nor too
much rain. All has thus far been well
with us. Providence has smiled upon
the labor on the farm, anc blessed it.—
This state of good things does not only
exist in Benton County, but all over the
State. While this is so with us, in other
States, east, and adjoining, the fields
are parched, the pastures dry, and all
the crops suffering for the want of these
delightful showers, on account of which
here, we all have so much reason to be
Let us be thankful, and go forward
in our work with renewed energy and
Sleuth Hounds.
The Editor of the Wisconsin Chief
is wroth/. He don’t like Seward and
his worshippers over much. He says:
Having been excommunicated—cu -
sed with bell, book and caudle, and
hunted by the slenlhnounds of political
sanctity for daring to exercise the pre
rogative of u freeman, we can sympa
thise with Greeley in his guilt of prefer
ring some other man to Seward. Such
wickedness is a crime which the despot
ism of party bigotry and persona idoli
try cannot forgive
More Steam Boats wanted
If <mo doubts the marvellous
producing'capabilities of our soil let him
read the following, from the La Cross
“I he packets and independent boats
are having full loads of#freight South.
The Grey Eagle had on 10,000 bushels
yesterday. The La Cross had 8,000
bushels last night, 1,700 of which was
put on at our city. The Northern Light
took down 6,000 bushels to-day. It is
decided by all boatmen, that there is not
tonnage enough on the Upper Mississi
ppi to do the freighting business this fall
should crops come in near as well as is
That’s true. Our harvest this Fall
will undoubtedly be much greater than'
last year’s, and our surplus consequen
tly very large.
A Bad Accuunt-
The Owensboro •American in speak
ing of that town, gives the following bad
account. All we have to say, is, you
should abate such nuisances, not pub
lish them. The editor says :
Our town is becoming famous for
houses of prostitution. Almost ever old
shanty in the place is filled up with wo
men of this character. No town can
prosper under such circumstances. It
is a burning shame for moral citizens
to stand still and take no action in the
®*The •Minnesolian and Timet says.
Not a day elapses but what a com
pany of immigrants pass over the bridge
tor the rich lands to the North west with
six wagons, 12 yoke of oxen, 22 loose
cattle, and several horses passed ever,
en rout* for the Sauk Valley.
Grain and potatoes.
Daring the past week, says the St.
Anthony large quantities of grain
and potatoes have paased through St.
Anthony from the upper Mississippi.
The Enterprise is loaded every time
•be goes down, and yet large quantities
are behind ready for shipment.
The amount of grain and other pro
duce which the upper Mississippi is turn
ing into market this season, seems fab
ulous, and yet the country never export
ed a bushel till 1858. Grain, flour and
potatoes had to be brought up here by
boats and teams. But great as it is this
season, the exportation next year will
much exceed what it is this.
Where two acres were put in crops
last year, at least six have been plant
ed this spring. Besides, this is a much
better season for farming than last.
The crops are far more advanced
now than they were last year at this
time. If one boat is kept busy this
year, it will require four next.
We learn that 20,000 acres of
land in this county were sold for taxes
during the recent land sale at this n»- ce
A portion was bought by private indi
viduals; the balance went to the State ;
the County bidding in none. The im
pression had obtained that the County
would buy these lands, thus enabling the
owners to redeem all in county orders,
and so hundreds have neglected to pay;
their lands are sold, and they sub
jected to the 20 per cent added cost.
The editor of the Pioneer and D em -
crat in his paper, reports Henry M.
Rice as saying recently at Washington:
“If I must fall for my adherence to the
Administration and opposition to Doug
las, I will drag down with me the Dem
ocratic party of the State.”
The Presidential campaign opens
with interest, and soon we shall con
dense some of the best things now en
livening the political papers
Phe democratic press is starting
wrong with Lincoln. Denying him tal
ent will not help them in the canvass.—
His tournament with Senator Douglas
indicated a high order of talent.
Henan and Sayers are coming
to this country after making a cam
paign in England and Ireland, where
they will give exhibitions.
The President of the Connecti
cut Agricultural Society announces that
the cattle distemper, which is so fatal in
the State of Massachusetts, has made
its way into Connecticut. Cattle have
died of it in Stafford, Tolland county.
It is thought that as many as one
hundred men were lost by the sink
ing of coal boats, during the fearful torn
ado which raged through the Ohio Val
Wool Growing.— The Steel county
•/Veins Letter says: “ From inquiry we
conclud there are at least two thousand
sheep in Steel county, and judging from
reports, they will be trebled if not quad
rupled this season.”
We observe that wool growing is
springing into notice all over the State.
In two or three years the wool crop of
Minnesota will be very great.
The steamer lied Wing, bound from
Little Rock, was snagged and sunk on
tbe 25th inst., at Smith’s Cut Off. No
lives lost.
W e notice by the Tecumseh
Herald that flour is selling in Tecumseh
at $5 50 per barrel, wheat at $1 12 to
$1,25 corn 40 cts. per pushel. Here
best flour can be bought for $4 25,
wheat for 60 cts., and corn for 36 cents.
Lenawee County is one of the finest
wheat raising counties in Michigan.—
People here certainly ought not to com
plain of high prices.
The Madison, lowa, Plaindealer
says that a tarmer in Van Boren Coun
ty, while horribly blaspheming God, on
Sunday last, for withholding rain from
his crops, was suddenly struck dead
with palsy : a warning to all who take
the name of God in vain.
In the four miles race closing the
weekly meeting, at Louisville, Ky., May
26, Keene Richards’ Colossus won the
first heat in 7:46, quarter. Campbell’s
Joe Stone won the second and third
time 7:551-2 and 8:221-2.
Who can Beat It
The Lake Tribune says :
Hon. James M. Graham, of Fillmore
county, last year raised four hundred
and six bushels of wheat from six acres
of ground. This is equal to sixty-seven
bushels, and upwards to the acre. Mr.
G. also harvested from twelve acres of
eats seven hundred bushels. This is a
fair crop of oats, but that wheat taxes
heavily our credulity.
SL Anthony, Minnesota
la the Counties of Benton and Morrison ’
We long ago intended calling atten
tion to Mr JI. L. Abell’s New Book
Store St. Cloud. We bare in the up
per Country have long needed just such
an Establishment. Mr. A. has long
been in the Ibusiness, is perfectly ac
quainted with it and evinces excellent
taste in You will find
on] his counter at all times the best
Magazines and literary papers publish
ed in the Uuited States.
Sir* We learn from the St. Anthon*
papers that Andrews Brothers, St An
thony, &re sel'vng all kinds of staple
Goods cheaper than they were ever
heard of being sold there before. We
have not the least doubt of it. When
you go down call in and see.
Hon. G. W. Sweet informs us that
ha had upon his table, green peas taken
from his garden on the 10th of this month
Who will say ours is a cold climate.
You will find now at Bradford’s
Cheap Store, St. Cloud, a very large
assortment of summer ready made
Clothing, which he offers, according to
our view, for just about what it cost to
make them. His boots and shoes, good
articles, are being sold the same way.
Bradford realizes the scarcity of money
and sells accordingly. Call on him be
fore the assortment is broken.
Mr. Addison Gilmore informs us that
on his return lrom St. Paul last week
he passed emigrant wagons loaded with
furniture scattered all the way on the
road from St. Anthony up. To use his
own language, the road was “alive”
with immigrants. Its all right ; still
there is room. Take courage; Minne
sota is coining out all right.
Jgf’* We were shown through the
rooms and cellar of the great Ware
house connected with Tknvoordes Pi
oneer Store, St" Cloud, last week, and
were astonished to see sucli quantities
of goods, grain, butter, liquors etc.,
stored away there. Wc believe Tcn
voorde lias the best cellar we have ever
seen connected with any store. The
gentlemanly clerk, Mr. Itobers, in
formed us that trade was brisk. Qlad
of it.
isHr** The St. |Cloud business men
should see that people from this side
who desire to go over to trade with
them, are not imposed upon by being
made to pay half a dollar for crossing
(he river in a rickety canoe. It ta an
outrage in these times. We don’t
know whose fault it is—but that is what
we have to pay where Lowry’s ferry
ought to run.
That popular “ institution, ”
Marlatt’s Drug Store, St. Cloud, under
the management of the new firm of
Marl ITT & Sims, is steadily increasing
its business, and adding to the number
of its friends.
Twenty-five government teams past
thro’town yesterday from Fort Ripley.
They were going below for oats. Far
mers take notice.
Jgjp* Read the advertisement of B. L.
Judson in another column.
tornado in Ohio.
Post Master Fowlers defalca
cation is $l7O 000.
Lady Byron, the widow of the
poet, is dead.
Health and Pure Blood are Inseparable.
Recollect that all sickness arises from imparity
ol the blood, and that Judsoa’s Mountain Herb
Pills will ao surely find out and cleans* th*se
impurities from the system, that diseas* cannot
exist. So ample and innocent ore the herbs and
plants that compose them that it is not necessary
to have them sugar coated in order that the atom
ach can bear them. In most casta, pills ar* sugar
coated because tbe materials of which they ar*
mad* are as griping and malignant, that other
wise a delicate atomaoh could not bear them
These Pills deal with disease as it is, and will
not only cure by removing the cause, but will
build up and restore the broken constitution.—
There are many who have ao trifed with tbeir
constitutions thut they think medicine cannot help
them; lot not even these despair; incredulty and
scepticism ia overthrown by a mode of testimony
which is truly irresistible. At first the virteo*
escribed to these MOUNTAIN HERB PILLS
were deemed fabulous. The public had been so
often deceived that they could not belive the
simple truths advanced by their diecoverer. Vet
facts undeniable, attested by witeeasee of the
highest character and reepectabiiity, have proved
and are proving each day, the virtue* *f thie
“ ipighty healer. *• They mark by their miracnl-
MM efficacy and' power a new ere in medicine.
Sold by all Medicine Dealer*.

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