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THE NEW ERA.
edited by WM . HE M It Y WOOD, THURSDAY. OCT. 25 1860 FOR PRESIDENT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, OF ILLINOIS FOR VICE PRESIDENT. HANNIBAL HAMLIN, OF MAINE Republican State Nominations PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS, STEPHEN MILLER, of Stearns Co. WILLIAM PFAENDEII,of Brown Co CRARK W THOMPSON, ofHouston, CHARLES McCLURE, of Goodhue, ALTERNATES, E. P. Davis, R. Orthman, It Hutch inson, F. M. Crosby. TOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, CYRUS ALDRICH, of Hennepin Co., WM. WIN DOM, of Winona County. FOR STATE AUDITOR, CHA'S McELRATH, ofNicollct Co., FOR CLERK Or THE SUPREME COURT. A.J.VAN VORHES,of Washington C The St- Anthony “News” and the Mask W* are glad we have succeeded in waking up the News to the absurdity of its former statement in relation to the Eliza Winston rescue. It is quite in dignant at the suggestion that anybody around the Falls had anything to do in coaxing this black woman from her mas ter, Col. Chrisman. What did il mean when it said, a few weeks ago, that that transaction was approved by the com munity generally ? We know all about the particulars of it, and need no: go to the deposition writteu fo > the occasion to suit the times—to which our attention is culled by the News. We know how ■uch things are done; we have seen them done before. We have lived in a slave State, and are pretty well ac quainted with the dialect of slaves, —and the News musn’t think it can impose that deposition upon us Win ston’s deposition, though her cross may be affixed to it. Wc did not charge the] act in question upon the Republicanj party. We denied what the News stat ed—that the party did approve of it —■ We wrote with just such Abolitionists with masks on as the Editor of the Newsl in our mind. Wc meant him and his abolition allies, when we penned the ar ticle to which he objects; and it appeals he feels the justice of our strictures. We have no idea of elevating cur self in the estimation of Southerners.— We seek no favors of them, any more than we do of the abolition Editor of the News and his political associates, who went, under the cover of night, crawling around the house where Col. Cliris roan’s family were stopping, and who were base and shameless enough to in •ult his family in the Colonel’s absence, with curses and imprecations, in the presence of the ladies of the household. We have yet to learn that there should not be some sense of truth and honor remaining even in a political Ed itor. Wc hope it has not come to pass even in Minnesota, that an Editor of a political newspaper cannot speak the truth without being suspected of doing it from sordid or selfish motives. The Editor of the News may take its own course, and for partizan purposes ap plaud what all candid men must con demn; approve that which will rob St Anthony of its former good name, and cause strangers who are not mad abol itionists, in every quarter of the Union, to shun the place.—But we will not do it. Ws have too deep an interest in the State and its future for political gain, to sacrafice the one, or blacken thci other. ... |* As for our going over to Breckinridge or Douglas, as t'le News suggests, wo have to say, it would be no loss of eith er reputation or honor to part company with such abolition advocates as the Editor of the New# and his particular friends who prowl around Southern gen tlemen’s places of abode among us in the night time. We are not malicious, and we ere no hypocrite. What we be litre we *re ready to declare. But the News is ene thing and pretends another. Hehae the name of Lincoln up when he ehould put up that of Gerrit Smith Smith is the Abolition candidate for the Presidency. He believes in stealing negroes in free States, and in John Brovn raids on slave States.—So does , the Editar oUhe TYrws Let him be con- throw off hl» ro*4k, and advo cate unadulterated Abolitionism at cnce. Abhjr Kelly would rejoice. Nothing Else The papers teem with nothing but politics. They are the rage all over the country. So it will be till November.— Then look out for disappointed office seekers. Whoever is elected—there is reason to believe—swarms of devotees are doomed to disappointment. Then the curses—the cry of the ingratitude of Republics—the protestations of de votion unrequited—of services unrecog nized—of sacrifices unrewarded—will find no parallel in the history of Presi dential Elections. It will be alarming. The Long faces W’ill take the place of Wide-Awakes and Little Giants. They will march —but not with banners and music as they now do—but each will march by himself, with grimaces as he goes homeward. The plow and the coopers 6hop and the last, will not all be deserted for Land offices and Indian agencies, ns they would be if rnly the number of the latter was equal to that of the former. The swell mob will he immense, but few will be chosen. The bright hope will not last long. Like nil sublunary things, it will shortly end. But then, it helps things go now It keeps tho spirit up and the political machine running. It lubricates every I pivot from a Distric convention down to a Saturday-night Club. It is charm ing to see how smoothly it works. There is not a discordant sound. Each vies with tho other to show the nation his patriotism surcharging—his self abne gation—his daily and nightly sacrifices of business first, and and sleep after ward. It is perfectly amazing to wit ! ness the innumerable ctmpany of pat riots and martyrs who everywhere are | willing to put theii precious necks upon ilte block at the command of the Great j Mol ock of Party. Nobody ever dream ed of their extstence before. They h ive sprung up like mushrootra in a night.— They will live and perambulate till af ter election. Wait till the offices are distributed, am: then see. The great number will not be there wheaeyou saw them before. You will look for them, and they cannot be fonnd. You will not be able to find a man then ready to put his head througn a hempen noose to | save his country even from the barbar ism of Chuttle Slavery.—Not one. The | can of oil will be empty. Not a drop | left ; and the machine, if it runs at all, will produce notes so discordant, as to remind you of the near apj roach of five hundred Red River carts. Election The Election notice of the Town Clerk is incomplete. In addition to the various officers to be voted for, the voters w ill also vote to ratify or reject the following amendments to the State Constitution, passed at the last session ot the State Legislature, and subjeet to the rrtification of the legal voters of the State: An amendment to Article 4 of the Constitution of the State of Minnesota, to limit Legislative sessions to sixty davs. An amendment repealing the Five Million Loan Amendment, prohibiting the further issue of Bonds, and requir ing the popular sanction to a Tax Bill Also upon the division of the Countv Notice should have been given by the Clerk, of the vote to be taken upon the tatification or rejection of the amend ments of the Gon-tituion above named. Division of the County. We understand some of the candi didates for office in this County are op posed to the division. Our Princeton friends had best look to it. We can see no reason why we should not do by Princeton as we promised when we needed their vote to help us on a certain occasion. They stood by us manfully. We fear the secret of this opposition by certain ones at this end of the County, lies in the fear that when Princeton is set off it will leave the County Demo cratic, and some few little offices will he missed by those who now oppose the division. We ask our Princeton friends to look to it. How to Register the Names. It IS the duly of the Judges of Elec tion in each Election District to pre pare three lists of voters in the District and post them in three public places at •east ten days before the election, to which list shall be added a notice of the ime and place where the said Judges 1“ purpo< ° " f “«• All *" Z u ? CUOn and atWin « name* of all |. ga | voters. WH , Judges of election remember this. £ OUt thf on, X person ever heard of whd was not spoiled by being | lionized, was a jew named Daniel. Wheat—The Market. A lot of fifty bushels of wheat of in ferior Fife, was sold in St Paul on the 19th, at 60c, and three loads ofsuperior Club at 63 and 64c. A few choice lots were sold at 65 to 66 cents In Winona, on Wednesday previous, the Republican says, ordinary Spring wheat brought 72 to 74 cents, while the best quality ranged from 74 to 76cents. The market was active and the receipts large. I he LaCrosse Union tells us that on Wednesday buyers were paying at that place 77 to 73 cents for Club wheat. In Milwaukee wheat had declined 2 cents. Shipments of wheat 40 970. Oats are selling in St. Paul briskly at 19 tc 22 cents. Declines. Judge Hamlin of this place, declines the nomination for the office of Senator unanimously tendered him by the late Democratic Convention of this District. The Democracy could not have se lected a man more acceptable to the people of the District, or one to whose hands they could with more confidence have confided its interests during the coming session of the Legislature. Wc understand private business pre vents tho Judge’s acceptance of the nomination. A Good Paper for Every Fam ily All our readers may not be acequnint ed with one of the most valuable agri cultural and family journals in the coun try, now in its nineteenth volume. We refer to the American •iculturist, which is a large and beautiful journal, devo'ed to the practical labors of the Field, Garden, and the Household. It is prepared by practical men (and wo men) who know what they write about, and it gives a g oat amount of valuable information, useful not only to farmers, gardeners, stock-raisers, fruit-growers, and those who have little village plots, but also to ever family. We advice our readers to send to the publisher, Orange Juod, 41 Park-Row, New York, and try the Agriculturist a year. A specimen copy can doubtless be by sending to the publisher. Those subscribing now for the twentieth vol ume, (I 860,) will get the remaining numbers of this year w ithout charge. First Frost. It will be remembered that the first killing frost in this State was on the 11th of October. Up to that time eve ry leaf and vine was green. In New York, and New England, frost carat; before it came here. Here everything matured; and such a season of harvest ing as we have had was never known in any latitude before. We hope the old silly idea of ours being a frosty State —too far North—too cold for the (aimers to prosper in—is exploded.— The re never was any ground for i: from the beginning. In ail (he particulars of successful farming, Minn l sola, as an agricultural State, is this moment with out an equal in America. Our Correspondent, “D** has replied onee to our strictures on the Eliza Winston rescue, and we publish ed it. A discussion of the merits or demerits of abolitionism, suggested in his present communication, which we decline would be awaste of time. We are perfectly willing oui respected cor respondent should enjoy his opinion; and he must accord to us the same freedom. There are a good m ny kinds of slavery besides African Slavery in the wo - Id, one of which is that sought too often to be imposed upon other men’s consciences by the sincere but too ardent reformers of our times. A correspondent of the New York World writing from Baltimore, says that there are 2000 houses to rent in that city. Frederic Mayes, a merchant of Petersburg, Va,, had been intoxicated for several days previous to Friday, and then, after two glasses of whiskey, at tempted to eat,a- biscuit, which stran gled him, and he died in great agony. Frank McCloud, of Portsmouth accidentally killed a negro last Satur day, by discharging a pistol to rid it of a load, intending to fire into the ground He gave himself up, and wag discharg on SSOO bail. A human body, ground to frag ments, and scattered for many rods along the track, was (band upon tha Central Railroad, near Auburn, n few mornings since, having been run over by four trains in tha course of tha night. At the Democratic District Con vention for this District, E O. Hamlin, Esq., was nominated as the Democratic candidate for the Senate. Hon. David Heaton of St Anthony is the Republican nominee. Both are strong men. Walker, the fillibuster, could have saved his life, bad he claimed the protection of the American flag, but he obstinately persisted in the fiction that he was a citizen ofAicaruga, and died denying his country. will of W Gaith, of Bourbon country, Ky., who was one of the vic tims of tlie Lady Elgin calamity, has been published. Besides providi g for his family, he leaves Let ween fifty and sixty thousand dollars to found a col lege at Paris, Bourbon county, Ky. Ann Pleifer, the cele brated traveler, has left in manuscript an autobiography, and an account of her last voyage to Madagascar, which is about to be published by her s>n, at Vienna. F*A large Irish Republican Wide Awake Club has been organized in Sy racuse, and promises to become very numerous. The fusion of Democracy with the Know Nothings is producing great changes among all clases of voters in the State of Vow York Richmond, Va., one of the wealthy citizens has offered t<. pay half the expenses of a ball,to the Prince, if the Prince will open the ball with Ins daughter “A fool *und his mony are soon parted.” is i uinored from Califitrn'a that the husband of Mrs. Cunningham, of Hurdell notoriety, has deserted her. Gov. Seward in Chicago luuesday week, was a great day for Chicago. On that dav Mr. Seward maue one of his great speeches. It is eslim ited that there were fifty thousand presen* to listen to him. We copy the opening and closing of tiie speech. —Here is its opening : Hail to the State of Illinois ! whose i on roads form the spina! column of that sv tem of international continental trade which surpasses all the foreign com merce of the country, and has no paral lel or i rotation in any other country on the face of the globe. Hail Chicago ! the heart which sup plies life to this great system of railroads —Chicago, the last and most wonder ful of all the marvellous crcatiors of civilization in North America. Hail to this council chamber of the great Republican party ! just adapted by its vastness and its simplicity to its great purposes—the halt where the re presentatives of freemen passed that creed of Republican failfi, which car ries healing for the relief of a disordered nation. Woe! woe! be to him who shall add to or shall subtract one word from that simple, sublime, truthful, ben eficient creed. Hail to the representatives of the Re publican party, chosen here by tin* Re publicans ofthe United States, and plac ed upon the platform of that creed - Happy shall he he who shall give them his suffrage. Ifhebennold man, he shall show /he virtue of wisdom acquired by experience; if he be a young man, he shall in all his coming years, tell his fellow men with pride, “I too voted for Abraham Lincoln.” [Great applause.] —And the closing—as follows: But, fellow citizens, I seem myself to have fallen below th dignity and great ness of this question in discussing a pro positon whether slave or free labor is the more expedient, or more necessary. Let me rise once more, and remind you that we are building a new and grea’ empire; not building it as modern Rome and Paris and Naples stand upon the ru ins and over the graves of ten-fold grea er multitudes of men than those who now occupy their sites; but upon a soil, where we are the fiist possessors, and the first architects. The tomb and the! catacomb in Rome and Paris and Na ples, are filled with relics and imple ments of human torture and human bondage, showing the ignorance and the barbarity of their former occupants. Let us, on the other hand, build up an empire, that shall leave no monument or relic among our graves, and no trace in our history, to prove that we were false to the great interests of Immunity. Hu man nature is entitled :o a home on this earth somewhere Where else shall it be, if it be not here? Human nature is entitled, among all the natiuns of the earth, to have a nation that will truly represent, defend and vindicate it.— hat other nation shall it be, if it be not ours? People of Illinois! People ofthe great West! You are all youthful, vigorous, generous. Your States are youthful, vigorous and virtuous. The destinies of our country, the hopes of mankind, the hopes of humanity rest upon you. As cend. I pray you! I conjure you! to the dignity of that high responsibility Thu* acting, you will have peace, and harmo ny and happiness in your future years. The worjtj, looking on, will applaud you, and future generations in all ages and all regions will rise up and call yon blessed. [Long continued cheering.] The Census of Minnesota. Vou may state the following as the «enera! result of the Census of 1860, in Minnesota, containing all the classes of statistics which the Marshal is at liber ty to furnish under his instructions: Population 176 535 Number of Farms 17,075 Number of Manuf Houses 593 Number of Death 1,205 I have in another place estimated the area of Minnesota at 81,259 square miles—so that the population of Minne sota is a little over two persons to the square mile. J. A. Whfelock Execution of a Lawyer in Den- ver City The death of A. C. Forb, Esq , of Denver City, Kansas, at the hands of a Vigilance Committee has already been announced,but the following particulars of the tragedy, which a corespondent of' the St. Louis Republican, writing from Leavenworth city, under date of Octo ber 4th, furnishes that journal, will be read with interest: The death of A. C. Ford, a lawyer of Denver city, at the hands of the Secret \ igilunce Committee, is generally known, but the manner and circumstan ces have not before been made public, owing to the secrecy in which his exe cutioners saw fit to vail their doings* The following account from reliable au thority, and is no doubt, true: Ford, at the time of his death, was a pissenger in the express coach, on his way to this place, either to assist in de fending young Gordon or to appear as a witness for the delence. When six miles from Denver, the coach was stop ped by a number of men in disguise, and Ford, was ordered to get out. He complied, and the coach drove on. Af t» rit was out ol sight his captors told iiiin their purpose, and started with him away from the road toward the bank o the river. Ford resisted them and showed fight; when the leader ordered his men to pre sent guns, and in u moment several fire arms were beating point-blank upon his body, when he concluded to submit and proceed. They carried him a few miles to the bank of the riv« r, when he was told to prepare to he shot. Fold, see ing they we e in earnest, requested om of them to attend to some directions concerning the disposition oflns proper ty; and also to take Pus watch and leave it in the hands of a certain person in Denver. The reply to these requestS| was that they would attend to no busin ess for him. That they would leave his body with everything upon it, hutj would pin a paper to his clothing con taining any directions he might wish to leave. In a few minutes after this con versotion he as shot, and the party, mounting their horses, disappeared in the direction of Denver. When Ford, was found, his watch was untouched and upon his coat was pinned a slip of paper with the words “Executed by the Vigilance Committee.” 11 is body was perforated by six buck-shot and one; bullet. The Vigilance Committee had indubitable evidence that he was con nected with the large band of horse thieves and murderers who infested the country. He hailed from Council Bluffs, lowa, where he had considerable prop erty* In that place he bore u very f.iir character. lie is buried on the left hank of the Platte ah.ut -ix and a half miles below Denver. His grave is known to but few, an 1 the grass of an other season will obliterate all traces of recognition which that few may possess; —the sod being carefully cut and repla ced over his last resting place. Galt, the sculptor, wiio has been so lung abroad, will return to this country during the autumn, bringing with him his statue of Jefferson, which was execu ted for the University of Virginia.-- European artists speak very highly of thus work; so, also, the countrymen of Mr. Galt, who have seen the statue in his studio at Florence. In the law regulating the] sale of ar dent spirits in Nebraska, is the follow ing punishment for violation. The Jus tice shall tender judgement for the whole ainonrtt of fine and costs, and be committed to llie common jnl until all is paid. At the recent election in Maine, Mr. Ralph Farnham, the sole survivor of the battle of Buttkor Hill, now one hun dred and four years of age, walked six miles to cast his vote. He has voted at eveiy Presidential election since the adoption ofthe Constitution. R H. Beale, a citizen of Franklin, Ohio, of the highest respectability and credit, has issued over $5,000 of f-rged paper and absconded. At Richmond, Va., a fine of $lO has been imposed on Ur. St George Peach) 1 for speaking to a juryman empanneled in a murder case. A monster bell has recently been cast in Maine. It weighs over ten thousand pounds, which is more than double the weight of any bell in New England, and its tone is very sweet as well as power ful, A folding machine that will fold and pack fifteen hundred printed sheets per hour, casting of bed sheets at the same time, is in operation at Washington. There is a wide Awake Club num bering ninety members, in Washington city. THE NEW ERA. __ L O CAL. I HDRSL).4Y, OCT. 25 1860 CHARLES CRAYVFORD WHOLESALE AND RETAIL St. Anthony, Minnesota. VY\ U . WO O D WILL FAT TAXES In ilie Cuunuej of Beaton and Mornwi S. M. Pettemgill St Co., are authorized Agents for this paper in Boston. McKillop Sc Wood are authorized to receive Subscriptions and Advertisement* in New York City. LR Ra.nstead is our Agent in Chicago Hon. David Oaks, died on Satur day, at the residence of his sod, Charles H. Oakes Esq. of St. Paul in the D4th year of his age He is believed to be the oldest member of the Masonic Fra ternity in the United States. He ‘was an e: rly settler on the shore r of Lake Superior, and a worthy, and honore4 citizen, T. F. &. G. H. Andrews, the popular merchants ofSt. Anthony,are in receipt of their Fall and Winter goods, which they are selling nt Wholesale or Retail, at the lowest prices for cash or produce, at the new Brick Block, Low er Town. Remember them when you go below. learn from the St. Anthony Acres, that E. Hays Sc Co. have just received a splended assortment of Dress Goods, cotton and wool flnnnds, janes, coats, thread, gloves, and hosiery. Our former townsman, J. H. Desßosier, Esq , who left here fiir Canada with the view of making rhat country his future place of abode, is fiir I the present residing with his family in, Sycamore, Dekalb Co , Illinois. We learn he intends spending I lie winter there. lie is an active supporter of Lincoln. ZzQ* We are having Indian Summer, —charming indeed j tig i** Remember, if you go to Saint Cloud to by goods, tint Buihank 8t Co. have n good assortment of Goods of nil kinds, which tfiey sell always at reas onable prices. Up to our time of writing to-day we have not heard what progress they are making at the Land Office. ST Bradford, we understand, ha* received a great number of botes of nevr Guods —what they are he has not in formed us—when he does vve will say more. C3T* What has become of the Grist* Mill they said was to have been running before this time in this place. L. Robbers, St. Cloud it will be re membered, is now sole proprietor of the Pioneer Store. Call and see him-. He is always attentive and polite. Election day soon comes. Let everybody go to the polls and vote, and* whatever be the result, be content there after. Let every voter see that his name is registered so that there will be no difficulty in voting at the Election. £2s**Vawter I ins a grand display of ker osene lamps. It is snid to be the best ever brought to the St. Anthony market. when you go to St. Anthony, don't pas* the store of our fripnd J. H. Chaso at the sign of the “Big Boot ” gj|p*Col Evans has been removed from the Forest City Land Office,and G. Bradley of Belle Plaine has been ap pointed in his place. Newman, of St. Paul, in Bern himer’s Stone Block, keeps the best and largest Clothing Store in the city. He is a perfect gentleman and does the right thing by all who call on him. married, At Sauk Rapids, by Rev S. Hall, on the 14th inst , James P. Hanson of Te cumseh, Stearns County, and Amanda T. Stanciifield of Benton County . GUARDIAN’S SALE. IN the matter of the Guardianship of Marcaaae Desmarai*, minor. By virtue of an order of license issued ont of the Probate Canrt for the County of Ramsey, on the 6th day ol August, A. D. iB6O, I will sell at Public Auction oa the 31st day of October, mat. at ten o’clock A. M., at the Office of the Register of Deeds in Sank Rspds, the following pieces of laad, being in the County of Benton, State of Minnesota, to wit?—The soutl -east quarter of the south-east quarter of Section 11, and the north* east quart* rof the south-west quarter of Sectioa 19, in Township 38 North, of Range 28 West. Twins cash. JOHN B. OLIVIER, Oct. *h, iB6O. 40M Goesdias,