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THE SENTINEL 18 PUBLISHED EVEKY SATURDAY, AT E WING, MINNESOTA, BY LITTLEFIELD \LAQINNIS. An Independent Democratic Journal, »BVO*ED TO THE INTERESTS AND RIGHTS OF THE MASSES. As a Political Journal it will try all meas ure* and men by the standard ot Democratic principles, and will submit to no test but that of Democratic truth. CONTENTS: The Sentinel will contain Congressional and Legislative—Foreign and Domestic—River and Commercial News—Literary Matter— Tales -Biographical a Historical Sketches, «fcc, »fec., «fec. &c. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION I (Strictly in Advance.) One Copy,iyear 2 00 Six Copies, 1 year 8 00 Ten ..••••••.... 15 00 tSy* Any person getting up a Club of Ten and remitting $!t5 00, will be entitled to one copy srratis. C#~ Subscriptions to Clubs must all com mence at the same time, and be strictly in advance. AUENTS.—Postmasters everywhere are an thorized Agon'.s for this paper. $ &m* lira M%WH IN ALL ITS VARIOUS BRANCHES, Executed in a snperior manner, and on thea shortest notice. W. INKS.—Warranty, Quit-Claim,Special Warranty, Mortgage Doeds, and Township 1'lats constantly on hand and for sale at this office. BUSINESS CARDS. O I & A I O N ATl'ORNEYS & COUNSELLORS AT LAW AX I» GENERA A N AGENTS E WINfi, MINNESOTA. YyAllREN BRISTOL, •Attorney at Law And Notary Public, REDWING, E. T. WII.DVK. MINNESOTA 51y W. C. WILLI9TON W I E & W I I S O •Attorneys at JLaw* RED W1NV., MINNESOTA. Will attend to tho drtties of their profession in any of the Courts ot this S::ite. W. W1LLISTON, Notary Public and Assent for the fol lowing reliable Fire Insurance Companies MERCHANTS, Hartford, Conn. FAIIMKFIS' UNMON', Athens, Pa. PlItE.vtx, Milwaukee, Wis «•. »AxrK)«r. rnAN'K IVKI S I O A 3 E S Attorneys tl L-iw 4* No'art/ Public E WINJ:, WINNT-SOTA, \gonts for tho United Sr.afcus, Franklin, Fir. and Marino. INSU RANG CO.MPAX IES. [121 tf) CLINTON GrilNEi:..Ilt. fi. KEY.VOr.DS (TUKNEG & REYNOLDS, Counsellors and Attorney* at Law, Red Wing, Minn. £3r03ice with Smith. Td 7nc & Co. *2-tf I I A ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT A W Xd I! T.7 PEP IN, WISC 0 YSIN. Willsfivo special attention to collecting & 74Y BANKING. &C. IIOUACK WILDER• •EI.TT. Wir.DKIt. II. & E W I I Bankers & Land Agents RED WING, Minnesota'Tefl Money loaned. Exchange fe Land Warrants bought and sold. Land Warrants, or Money loaned to pre-cmptors,on lone or short time. and on favorable terms. t£Jm Lands bought and sold oncommission &e. Red Wing, May, 1857. a La wilier, A N E I Rea Estate Agent, and Dealer IN A N W A A N S It«il Wing, Minnesota. fcV Money loaned, Land Warrants sold or lo aned on timo. Real Estate, and Exchagn bought and sold. May 23, '57 S I O W N E A O DEALERS IN REAL S A E E WING, MINNESOTA Will attend to locating Land W arrants. pay mentof taxes,collection of notes, and to the pur chase and sale of Real Estate throughout the Territory. Surveying, Mapping, and Platting of evory kind done t» order by a practical sur veyor. Copies of township maps furnished.— De. indrawn and acknowledgements taken. JS^All business intrusted to them, will re ceive prompt attention. O.f. SMITH, T.F.TOWNE, J. C. PIERCE REAL ESTATE OFFICE, E N A O I N MINNESOTA TTJE subscriber will buy and sell Lands, lo cate Land Warrants, enter Government L*nds, sttloct Claims for Settlers desiring to lo cate on the Half Breed Reservation, pay Taxes and attend to all business appertaining to his profession—negotiate Loans for Capitalists up on unoxceptic.uiblo real oslate security from20 to 10 per cent. PERRY D. MARTIN. Central Point, Jan. 1,1S33. 77y w. E. HAWKINS, a. B. BAKER. A. HALL* ACTIONS—NOT WORDS. Hawkins & Co., WOULr take this method of informing thei friends and the public generally, that they arc now prepared to do a 5 3 a a Of all kinds, such as Ilouse, Sign, Carriage, Curtain and Ornamental Painting, Graining, Glazing, Marbling and Paper Hanging. J^T Special attention paid to all craorsfro-.i *he country. 53tf Red Wing, July 17,1357. BLACKSM1THING BY GEOROE W. PARKER, Al the new 8hop on Main stieet, within a lew rode of the crossing of Jordon. BED WING, MINNESOTA. Tltf VOLUM E 3, NUMBER 44. HOTELS E O O I A N O E Levee street, immediately opposite the Steam boat Landing, Red Wing, Minnesota, A. A. & E. L. TEELE, PROPRIETORS. piIIS new, spacious and commodious house is now open for the reception of guests.— It has been constructed under the immediate supervision of the proprietors, aud nothing has been omitted to insure the comfort and conven ience of those whomay favor them with their patronage. The numerous rooms are all well lighted, ventilated and furnished in a superior manner. In connection with the house is a good and commodious stable Red Wing, March 1,1853. 83tf E N A O I N O S E 1\ R. & F. A. 1IARDT, PROPRIETORS. THIfS House is pleasantly located on the shere Lake Pepin, within a few rods of the Steamboat Landing. Persons wishing to spend few days of recreation and leisure, will And this the "place to do it. A good and well sup plied barn is attached to the house, and a com petent ostler always in attendance. The proprietors ht\ing leased the above pop ular house and having thoroughly repainted and furnished in a snperior style, would say to the pnblic that thing that they can do to make al. calling, comfortably and pleasantly situated, will he left undone. May -23,1353. 95y E W I N O S E JACOB BENNETT, Proprietor. ED WIIf«, WINN KSOTA. JlfConneeted with the House is a large and convenient Stable. Stages leave daily for the interior. Teams and Carriages on hand to convey Passengers to any part of the country April -24.185$. 90-tf A S O S E BY BKN VANC.V3IPEN, CANNON FALLS, MINNESOTA. Travelers will find every accommodation on reasonable terms at the above House. Good Stabl'.-s. Ostlers, fee. C2ly O S E J. HACK, Proprietor. ONStreet,M PLU STREET, a few doors from Mam Rod Wing. This House is entirely new and newly fur nished, and the Proprietor hopes by strict at tention to customers to receive a share cf pat ronaga. Red Wing, Sept. 5,1857. 5»y MISCELLANEOUS. J.. HKNDRICKSON RectiIk-1 and Wholesale tlealerin a WINES $• LFQfORS, Corner Plum ami Third St.*., «7tf RED Wli\G, MINNESOTA S I I O ['Ei UP INBut N E W 1SAKB1 SUBSCRIBE!! HAS FIT first rate manner, the room formerly occupied as the Scntinrl Office. Phin street, opposite the Hack Honsv., and having reduced the price of shaving to T'HEa I E E N S is prepared to execute, in a Mipericr inanm r. al branches of his profession. Citizens and stran ger* arc re«pectfnllv invited to call. Red Wing, Ma 7, J. W. COOK. r5'.». 114-tf O N N E HI. Tenders his professional services to the citi zens of Red Wing and vicinity. OFFICE.—Corner of Bush nn:\ Plum street, up stairs. E E E N E S Ilrm.Z.lvinwKi.i.. M. C.1. Fairmont, Va.. Hon. J. L. DAWSON, M. lJr.»xvnsville,Pa., Prot. T. I). MCTTKR, Philadelphia. Pa., Dr. J. C. CooPEB, ki Rev. Dr. DISUMMOND. Morgantown, Va.. Drs. Mt.-LAVE «fc HKOCK. Morsuntown. Va., Dr. A. II. CAMPBEI.1., Key West. Florida, Dr. K. S. (TAIXES. Knoxville,Tennessee. RedAVing,.May 20,1857. 44tf G. BLAKLSLEK, Wholesale and retail dealer in Drugs and Medicines, CHEMICALS, PAINTS, OILS, Dye Stuffs, Window Glass, Medicinal Wines and Liquors. Tobacco, Snuffs, Cigars. Camphene, Alcohol, Burning Fluid, A Main Street, Red Wine, Minnesota. 99yl 1839. E WING 1859. SfflEAM A N I N i*IILL. —AND— SASH, DOOR AND BLIND FACTORY. (One Bloek above Freeborn's Saw Mill.) WE SHALL BE PREPARED TO FUR nish at all times, anything in the above line of business and shall keep on hand all kinds of planed aud matched Lumber, Mould ings, etc. Orcers promptly attended to, which may al so be left with Brown & Betcher. Produce of all kinds taken in exchange for work. COGEL & BETCHER. Red Wing, April 1», 1859. 142-ly JVcINTIRE A S E O N DEALERS IN Dry Goods,Grocerics,Crockery,Hardware Cut .ery, Nails. Oils, Paints Sash, Window Glass, Looking Glasses, Farming lmplments. A.so, Hosiery, Gloves. Cravats. Suspenders Shirts.Collars,Brnshes,Fancy Goods, &c. J. MCTNTIRI. Red Wing M. T. T. B. SHELDON. DUBUQE CITY MA.RBLE WORKS. VT IIERRICK, Dealer in American and For cignMarble.Sixthstreet,below Mainand Iowa, Dubuque, Iojia. Monument*. Tom Jt Hend Stones Man ties, Tabl &c 62m9 A E N S W A I N SURGEON AND MECHANICAL E N I S Rooms over the Drug store, Main ed W in April 23,'59, E L. HOWARD'S sr. TOm E E WING E W E S O E AND Clock and Watch Repository! E M. O N Shop on the corner of Main A Bush streets. ed Wing, Minnesota. Blacksmith Shop, floBNia or MAIN a BBOAOWAT. Is where yon can get work done cheaper than May 81, W. J4S-tf heavensforages. jhfi2 ,...-.u/„ O I E I S E A N A E A S SATIRE A good specimen of Thackeray's satirical Sowers,. is tha satire which follows, on th»tion eorges The four monarchs were the sub jects of his lectures during his late visit—lec tures which were continued profitably in the provincial cities of Great Britain on his return: THS GEORGES. As the statutes of these beloved monarchs are to be put up in the Parliament palace—we have been furnished by a young lady (con nected with the Court) with copies of the in scriptions which are to be engraven under the images of those Store of Brunswick. George the FirttStar of Dauntwidc. He preferred Hanover to England, He preferred two hideous Mistresses To a beautiful and innocent Wife. He hated Arts and despised Literature But He liked train-oil in his salads, And gave an enlightened patronage to oysters. And he had Walpole as a Minister: Consistent in his Preference for every kind of Corruption. George 11. In most things did as my father had done, I was false to my wife, I haled my son My spending was small and my avarice much, My kingdom was English, my heart was High Dutch At Dettington fight 1 was known not to"greatest blench, I butchered the Scotch, and I bearded the French: I neither had morals nor manners, nor wit I wasn't much missed when I died in a fit. Here set up my statute, and make it com plete— With Pott on his knees at my dirty oldpassage feet. George HI. Give me a royal niche—it is my due, The virtuousest King the realm e'er knew. f, through a decent, reputable life, Was constant to plain food and a plain wife. Ireland I risked, and lost America dined on le^s of mutton every day. My brain, perhaps, might be a feeble part But yet I think 1 had an English heart. When all the Kings were prostrate, I alone Stood face to face against Napoleon Nor ever could the ruthless Frenchman forge A fetter for OLD ENGLAND and OLD GEORGE. I let looseflamingNelson on his fleets 1 met his troops with Wellesley's bayonets Triumphant waved myflagon land and sea Where was the King in Europe like to me Monarchs exiledfoundshelter on myshores My bounty rescued Kings and Emperors. But what boots victory by land or sea What boots that Kings found refuge at my knee? I was a conqueror, but yet not proud And careless, even though Napoleon bowed. The rescued Kings came to kiss my gar ments' hem The rescued Kings I never heeded them. My guns roared triumph, but I never heard AU England thrilled with joy, I never stirred. What carebad I of pomp, or fame, or power? A crazy old blind man in Windsor Tower Georgiui Ultimut. He left an example for age and for youth To avoid. He never ac'ed well by Manor Woman, And was as false to his Mistress as to life Wife, lie deserted bis Friends and his Princi pies. He was so Ignorant that he could scarcely Spell But he hid some Skill in Cutting outiris Coats, And an undeniable Taste for Cookery. He built the Palaces of Brighton and of Buckingham, Andforthese qualities and Proofs of Genius, An admiring Aristocracy Christened him the First Gentleman in Europe." Friends, respect the KINO whose Statute is here, And the generous Aristocracy who ad mired him. This is caustic enough, particularly when we consider that it came from an English pen. Muoh remains unsung," remarked a tom-cat, as a brickbat cut short his sen. nadc. If we can't hear, it ain'tforthe lack of ears," said the ass to the cornfield. Why ought the stars to be the best as- TH E RE WIN SENTINEL badhave forever: RED WING, GOODHU E COUNTY, MINN., SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 1859. ASTRONOMY O E I E When the tribunal, which in 1633, condemned Galileo fur maintaining propositions in regard to the revolu of the earth, "philosophically false, erroneous in faith, and express ly contrary to Holy Scripture," and triumphantly pointed to the command of Joshua, "Sun stand thou still upon Gibeon and thou, Moon in the valley of Anjalon. And the sun stood still and the moon stayed Ch. x. 12,—in entire confidence that the Ptolemaic system was incontrovertible they lit tle thought that there was a passage in Scripture, written more than two hundred years before Joshua crossed the Jordan, in which, the revolution of the earth upon its axis is fully con firmed. But such is the case aud hadtinue their eminences been as good Hebra ists as they were inquisitors, they wo'd known that the Lord, when he answered Job out of the storm, had distinctly declared it, and would not have "darkened counsel, by words without knowledge." Perhaps some of our readers will be not less surprised than the cardinals themselves would have been, to find that the old patriarch had a revelation on astronomy. They may say that astronomy was born in the pure at mosphere of the Orient, where the moons of Jupiter may be seen with out the aid of the glass of Fiesole, and that it is not strange that the among the sons of the East" should be acquainted with the sciance of his native land but they are not prepared to acknowledge that he was in advance of Copernicus.— He was, however, as we will now show, we trust, lo their entire satis faction. The Rev. Cartaret Prianx Carey, incumbent of St. John's Guern sey, in his late elaborate work upon the book of Job, thus translates the in the thirty-eighth chapter, commencing at the twelvth verse "Hast thou, since thy iluys commanded tho morning, And caused the day spring to know its place, To take hold of the wings of the earth, That the wicked might bo shaken out of it It tiirneth around like seal of clay. And things stand out as though in dress. An examination of the original will satisfy any one moderately acquainted with the Hebrew, that Mr. Crary is correct. The worus will not bear the rendering given them in the Anglican version. Githhappech, it turneth round, or goeth round, and when the context requires continuance, it con tinues to go round." That is, it re volves. Compare Genesis iii. 24, Judges vii. 13, and Job. xxxvu. 12, the only three places where the verb is found in the Hithapel form. The rendering is also sustained by thevain fact, that Cheekhomcr Khotham sho'd be translated "like clay of seal," i. e.deny "a clay seal," according to the com mon rule of apposition. Both in As-cember syria and Egypt, these clay seals are found. They have their designs in re lief upon the tire, so to speak, and when used were rolled over the object that was to receive the impression. Thns objects, "stand out," and the revolu tion of the earth upon its axis is evi dently stated in scripture and the establishment of this astronomical prin ciple most convincingly manifests what has often been asserted, that the more the scripture is searched the more truth will it be found to contain, and that works and word ot God ar« not more sublime than harmouious and consistent. Had not in Galileo's time a know ledge of Hebrew, been confined to a very few, and had not the ecclesiastics like too many of the clergy of our own time, contented themselves with such acquaintance with holy writ, as may be obtained from versions, there would not have been enacted that dark scene which affords in the punishment and retraction of Galileo, so triumphant an exhibition of the wickedness and weakness of man. "Human nature," said Sir David Brewster, "is here drawn in its darkest coloring in sur veying the melancholy picture, it is dif ficult to decide whether religion or philosophy has been most degraded. While we hear the presumptous priest pronouncing infallible thej decrees of own erring judgement, we see thelos. high-minded philosopher abjuring the eternal and immutable truths which he has himself the glory of establish ing." SMELLING AND TASTING.—"Is the sense of smelling more pleasing than the sense of tasting?" was the subject up before the Western Debating Soci ety in the bar room. Uncle Joe was the last one to speak upon-the negative, and all were anxious to hear him de liver himself. Walking up to the bar keeper, he called for a hot whiskey punch, and drank it off with a great gqsto then turning to his opponents, he handed the empty glass to his leading disputant, aud thundered out: "Now,al, smell it, you varmint!" It is needless to say that Uncle Joe "brought down the house," and also the decision for the negative. Mrs. Partington says, that if she would be east away, she would prefer meeting with the catastrophe in the "Bay of Biscuits" for then she would have something to live on. LOUIS NAPOLEON A N HI S UNCLE. The present Emperor of France wrote the following epistle in the pris on of Ham in 1840, upon the occasion of the body of the great Emperor being brought back from St. Helena to France. It shows an idolatrous re gard of the nephew for the uncle: To the manes of the Emperor: CITADEL OF HAM, Dec. 15,1810. SIRE: You returned to your capital, and the people in multitudes hailed your return, while I, from the depth of my dungeon, can only discern a ray of that sun which shines upon your ob sequics. Do not be angry with your family that it is not there to receive you. Your exile and your misfortunes have ceased with your life—ours con always. You have expired upon a rock, far from your country and from your kindred—the hand of a son has not closed your eyes, and to-day none of your kinsmen will follow your bier. Montbolon, whom you loved the most among your faithful companions, has performed the office of a son—he re mained faithful to your ideas, has ful filled your last wishes. He has con veyed to me your last words. He ispart in prison with me. A French vessel, under the command of a noble youth, went to claim your ashes—in vain you would look upon the dock for any ofstraited, your kin—your family were not there. When you touched the soil of Frauce an electric shock was felt—you raised yourself in your coffin—your eyes were for a moment re-opened—the tricolor floated upon the shore, but your eagle was not there. The people, as in for mer times, press around your coffin and salute you with their declamations, as if you were still alive—but the cour tiers of the day, while rendering you homage, say, with suppressed breath, "God grant he may not awake." Youup, have at length seen again these French whom you loved so much—you have returned again into that France which you made so great, but foreigners have left their trace, which the pomp of of your return can never efface. See that young army, for they are the sons of your veterans—they are indebted to you, for you are their glory—but it is said to them to fold your arms. Sire, the people are the good stuff which cover our beautiful country, but these men, whom you have made so great, and who are yet so small—ah, Sire! re gret them not They have denied your name, your glory, and your blood. When I have spoken to them of your creed they have said to me: "we do not understand you." Let them say— let them do—what signifies to the car which rolls the grains of sand which it crushes under its wheels. They say in that you were a meteor, which has left no traces behind—in vain they your civil glory—they will not disinherit ns. Sire, the loth of De is a great day for France and for me. From the midst ofyour funer al train, disdaining the homage of many around, you have for a moment east your eyes upon my gloomy abode, and calling to mind the caresses you lavished upon me when a child, you have said to me: "You have suflereJ for me, son I am satisfied with you!" Louis NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. WOMAN A S DESCRIBE VARI OUS E N AUTHORS •Providence has so ordained it that only two women have a true interest in the hapiness of a man—his own mother and the mother of his children Besides these two legitimate kinds of love, there is nothing between the two creatures except vain excitement, pain ful and idle delusion.--Octave Feu Wit. 'In every thing that women write there will be thousands offaults against grammar, but also, to a certainty, al ways a charm never to be found in. the letters of men.'—Madame de Mainten on. •Great and rare heart-offerings are found almost exclusively among wo men nearly all the happiness and most blessed moments in love are of their creating, and so also in friendship, especially when it follows love.'— Due 'A woman frequently resists the love she feels, but can not resist the love she inspires.'—Madame Fee. •It is a universal rule which, as far as I know, has no exception, that great men always resemble their mothers, who impress their mental and physical mark upon their sons.'—Michelet. 'Love, in a woman'* life, is a history in a man's, an episode.'—Madame de Stael. •There exists with a woman a secret tie, like that among priests of the same faith. They hate each other, yet pro tect each other's interest'—Diderot. •No woman, even the most intellectu believes herself decidedly homely. —StahL •Men can better philosophize on the human heart, but woman can read it better.'—J. J. Rousseau. •Only he who has nothing to hope from a woman is truly sinpero in herbourne praise.'— Catalini. •Most of their faults women owe to ns, while we are indebted to them for most of our better qualities.V-Xemeetfe. WHOLE NUMBER 148. ICEBERGS. Very tew sights in human nature arc more imposing than that of the huge, solitary iceberg, as, regardless alike of wind and tide it steers its course on the face of the deep far away from the land. Like one of the front giants of Scandinavian mythology, it issues from the portals of the North, armed with great blocks of stone. Proudly it sails on. The waves that dash in and foam against its sides, shake not the strength ot its crystal walls, nor tarnish the sheen of its emerald caves. Sleet and snow storm and tempest are its congenial elements. Night falls around, and the stars are reflect ed tremulously from a thousand peaks, and from the green depths of "Caverns measureless to man." In this way submarine rock sur faces at all depth's, from the coast line, down to two hundred or three hundred thousand feet, may be scratch ed and polished and eventually en tombed in mud. It is upon this theo ry only that we are able to account for the many huge boulders that lie scattered about upon the mountain, valley and plain.-octen£i/?c American. The calibers are but two—caliber of \1 for siege, caliber of four for field guns. The solid ball has been sup pressed all projectile's are hollow. They strike as a solid ball and burst like shells. Their shape is conical they are provided with lead projections which enter the grooves inside the cannon and insure a great precision in firing. The cannon of 12 tells more against fortifications than the enor mous caliber tried in England. They have been tried as follows: Two simi lar heavy blocks of masonry have been chosen, a battery of 25 (old plan) was mounted before the first at 36 yards, the Usual dutauu &/•. making breach. A battery of 12(new plan) was placed before the other at about doub le that distance—namely, 77 yards. It required half the number ot shots from the new cannon to make as wide a breach as was made by the old one. The balls entered the masonry 32 in ches deep, and then exploded throw ing off large cones. The charge of the new cannon was two pounds, ten ounces~of powder the charge of the old one was eighteen pounds. The superiority of the field piece was still more marked it weighs less than 600 pounds, and six men can carry it on their shoulders through a difficult defile. It requires only one pound of powder, and sends a ball 4,409 yards with such exactness that it is easy to hit a single horseman at 3,300 yards. The explosive power of these balls is enormous, and was lately exhibited in the death of Gen. Ardent. This of ficer was wathing the experiment thro' a horizontal long hole 1 and l-l6th of an inch high, at a distance of 66 yards from the place Where the ball Durst A particle of iron, extremely small, struck him with sufficient force to break his skull, and cause instant death. ^.jraMKWCitatJ-'giimwaacr •yjrr---.- ggjgSgSCJ 5 I The visible portion of an iceberg is only about one-ninth of the whole mass so that if one be seen 190 feet high, the lowest point may perhaps be away down 700 feet below the waves. Now it is easy to see that such a mov ing island will often grate across the summit and along the sides of thehave submarine hills and when the lower of the bergjis roughened over with earth and stones, the surface of the rock over which it passes will be torn up and dispersed or smoothed and while the boulders embedded in the ice will be straited in turn.— But some icebergs have been seen rising 400 feet over the sea, and these if their submarine portions sank to their maximum depth, must have reached the enormous total height of 3,000 feet. By such a mass, any rock or mountain top existing below the surface of the ocean, would be polish ed and grooved and succeeding bergs depositing mud and boulders upon it, this smooth surface might be covered and suffer no change till the ocean bed should be slowly upheaved to theof light of day. CANNON. E N E W E N wli The new cannons, wliich have just been substituted for the oldmaterial in the French Army, are all rifled.— A FARMER'S STORY.—At the Wood bury plowing match a few days ago, Mr. John Daw told the following anec dote: Having drained a field where nothing had ever grown before. I was standing near looking at a crop I had there, when a neighbor farmer came up. We have one or two loose fanners in our neighborhood one ofrunning them, in fact came from Woodbury (laughter )but that is not the man lam speaking of. He came up and said to me, "that is a bootiful crop! how did ee get it, sur?" I replied "brains." (Laughter.) "Wat! manure the field wi» jtruinsT' (More laughter.)* The fact was*, I had drained the field so I said, "Yes." (Renewed laughter.) He replied, "Lord, yer honer, where did ee get um?" (Roars of laughter.)—Shelr (Eng.) Journal. PUNCH says that Rarey, the Horse* Tamer, is "The Phi)o*ophor pf tj.« Sta ble Mind," A E S OF" A E I S I N Business Card* of ftvc limes, 1 year,• $6,00 do ten lines do 10,00 Oneoolumn per year, 70,00 do six months-•- 40,00 Half column per year 40,00 do six months 25,00 Fourthcolumn per year 25,00 do six mouths 15,00 £achsquare(10'ines.or less)first insertion 75 Each subsequent insertion ,25 Legal Notices, per sq., (flint insertion) 45 each subsequent 20 All advertiesments continued until ordered out Advertlsementssetlndoublecelnmn.^pricc additional. Advertisements will be changed as oft en as desired, by paying 25 cents a square for composition. &y- Business Notices appearing in the Local Column, will be charged 15 cents per lire for the first, and 10 cents for each subsequent in rtion. REFOR I N E E O I S An important change is discussed among the Methodists in regard to the government of the Church and the itineracy of the ministers. The Layman's Association of the Cincin nati Conference, recently in session resolved that it would conduce to the welfare of the whole church so to change the present system as to allow of lay representation in general and other conferences. They object to be ing so exclusively governed by the ministers. They further say that the good of their children, the church and the world, loudly calls for a more in timate relation between the pastor and people, which can only be obtained by a more protracted stay of the pas* tor with the people." One reason they urge against the present system of itinerancy is, that it is a grievous and unneccessary bur den upon the Church. They calcu late that in displacing their tour thous and ministers from fields where they just begun to labor with success-, and in removing them to new ones where six month's will be required to make acquaintances, an expense is in curred every two years of 6120,000 for removals, and another $120,000 in the depreciation of household goods, mak ing an aggregate which exceeds tho whole sum contributed by the Metho dist Episcopal Church, to foreign missions. They also reckon that every two years a thousand year's minis terial labor are lost in the process of removal, and argue that the system is "extravagant." They also protest against the absorption of the time of the ministers in editing, teaching lat in and mathematics, and hold that laymen may be found to attend to inanythings which now divert many their ministers from their proper work.—New York Post. S E E S E One of th© strongest and most pre valent incentives to virtuous conduct is the desire of the world's esteem. We act right, rather that our actions may be applauded by others, than to have the approbation of our own con science. We refrain from doing wrong not so much from principle as from the fear of incurring the censure of the world. A due regard ought, in deed, to be paid to public opinion, but there is a regard we owe to ourselves which is of far greater importance—a regard which should keep us from committing a wrong action when withdrawn from the observation of the world as much as when exposed to its broad glare. If we are as good as others—and it is our own fault if we are not so—why stand in more fear of others than of ourselves? What is there in other men that makes us de sire their approbation ard fear their censure more than our own? In other respects we are apt to overrate our selves but, surely, when we pay such blind and servile respect to the* opin ions of others, we ^..-tin uay, and undervalue ourselves in our own esteem, We admire the senti ment of Cassius, when, speaking of the Imperial Caesar, he exclaims:— "I had as lief not be, as I've to he In awe ef such a thing as myself." EDUCATION AND FWHTIXG.—By a law of Prusia every child between the ages of seven and fourteen is required to go to school and to learn to read and write. In 1845 there were but two person^ in a hundred who could neither read nor write- 2,328,000 chil dren of the 2,900,000 between- seven and fourteen years, attend school. In the standing army of 126,000 but two soldiers are unable to read. In case of her taking part in the war, Prussia can bring into the field 300,000, in one sense the best educated military force in the world. In a church, not a hundred miles from Lynn, a person entered a pew, and, believing he had a good seat, un fortunately sat down upon the dress of a lady who happened to be rather highly crinolined an instant he rose to his feet and begged the lady's par don in these words: "Yero pardon, mem but Inifear'd Fue broken your umbrella." "Nothing wrong," said the lady, blushing.— Ala, has your tongue got legs?" Got what, child Got Tegs, ma?" Certainly not but why do yon ask that silly question?" "Oh, nothing, only 1 heard pa say your tongue was from morning until night, and I was wondering how it could run' without legs. That's all, ma." So idle are dull readers, and po in dustrious are dull authors, that puffed nonsense bids fair to blow unpuffed sense wholly out of the field, A vise girl would win a lover by practising those virtues which secure admiration when personal charms have faded. The Philadelphia Tract Society dis tributed 1,659,0*4 pages of tracts tho past year.