The Chicago Times commenting on the various candidates for the seat which Senator Carpenter, of Wisconsin, will vacate next March, says : " Washburn probably stands next to Carpenter in point of ability, and a head and shoulders above him in sinoerity and elevation of character. "Washburn really believes that some things are true and right, and worth contending for because they are true and right. Carpenter never did believe anything of the sort. He never experienced the luxury of a conviction on any subject, except perhaps the subject of Matt. Carpenter. He probably does believe that he wants to be re-elected to the Sonate, and anything under heaven is right and proper which will procure votes for him. Beyond that he believes next to nothing.