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TH E SENTINEL 13 PUBLISHED KVSKY SATURDAY, A HKD WINCi, MINNESOTA, •T I I E A A I N N I S Am Independent Democratic Joaraal DKVOTKD TO THE INTERESTS AND RIGHTS OF THE MASSES. Aa a Political Journal it will try all mean art* and men by the standard or Democratic principles, and will submit to no teat but that of Democratic truth. mSimHm CONTENTS: The Sniitul will contain Congressional and Legislative—Foreign and Domestic--River and Commercial News—Literary Matter- Tales-Biographical and Historical Sketches, Ac, Ac A Ac. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION! (StiUttj la Aevuet.) One Copy, 1 year $ 2 60 Six Copies, 1 year 8 00 Ten 15 00 t#"Any person getting np a Clnb of Ten and remitting IS 00, will be entitled to one corytratis. f^T Subscriptions to Clubs must all com mence at the same time, and be strictly in advance. AGENTS.—Postmasters everywhere are au thorised Agen'.eforthis paper. 1*S^ &1^ $ 1 1 1 1 IN ALL ITS VARIOUS BXANOMfS, Executed in a superior manner, and on the shortest notice. niiINKS.—Warranty, Quit-Claim.Special Warranty, Mort/are Deed-*, and Township Plata constantly on hand and for sale at this office. BU8INKS S CiRM O I A I O N ATTORNEYS A COUNSELLORS AT I.AW A S GENERAL LAND AGENTS RED MINK, MINNESOTA. A N BRISTOL •litomey at Law lad Notary Public, RED WING, MINNESOTA 51v X. T. WILD\K. W C. WII.LISToX W I E A W I S mlttorncyft at JLaw* Rlil» WlN.tt, MINNESOTA, Will itttenl t- tta duties of tluiir profession in any of tin Oonrts »:'this S- tts. W. WIM.ISTOV, •fary Public and A ».'ut for the fol liwinjr rtiliablo F'•'/•.! Luiu'tur Companies: "MKUCUAxrs, Hartford, Conn. JTAHMKHV LTXMN\ Athens, PJI. l'tiiKsix, Milwaukee, Wis »ASDK'l«»l. KltAVK IVJ.S. nroTi» 3 a** uVlitt'ticifH ii' Li'f A* Xi'-ir.f PnMii': RK1 VYiXC. MINNESOTA, ,Aif«r.v« for th Unity I SM?C*. Franklin, Fire and Marine. rXSUUAXCK COMPANIES. [l-iitf) «T.tvroN otntyKE.JR. i:.o. HKYNOMIS. flUUVKK A nrcVN'nLDS, fun^llors an1 Attorneys at UwJ**- lied Wing, Minn. l3F"O.H..-« with Smith, To ./no Co. it I N A ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT l.AW, yoRm PEP/y, wrsaoysw. "Will jive special attention to collecting Jbc. 7ly BANKING. &C. OB ACE WILDEK- 1 W I E W 1 E Bankers A Land Agents RRD WING,-. Minnesota Ter. Money loaned. Exchange & Land Warranto "bought and sold. Land Warrants, or Monev loaned to pre-emptors, on loon or short time. and on favorable terms. BsT* Lands bon*ht and sold on commission Ac. R«dWinff,M&y,im. ansaen A N a E«tute Aercnt, a a a IN A N W A A N S Wing, Minnesotn. sWMoneyloaued, Land Warrants sold or lo *aed on.tiruj. RJal Estate, and Exehasrn beuffhtand sold. May 23,'57 8KIITII, O W N S CO.. DEALERS IN RJBAL ESTATE. REDWING, MINNESOTA. Will attend to locating land W arrants. pay ment of taxes,collection of notes, and to thepur «ehase and sale of Real E-tate throughout the Territory. Snrveying, Mapping, and Platting ofevery kind done t# order by a practical snr "J«'' Copies of township maps furnished Pe«d»drawn and acknowledgements taken. a A business Intrwtod to them, will re •*ive prompt attention. •o. r. I I I T.r.TOWNS, j.c. risaca REAL ESTATE OFFICE, CENTRAL POINT, MINNESOTA. •TPHEsabscribirwIll buy and sell Lands, lo _* eate Land \varrants, enter Government Lands, seleet Claims for Settlers desiring to lo cate on the Half Breed Reservation, pay Tana and attend to all business appertaining to his proCMaion—Mgoiiate Lean* for Capitalists up «n nnexeeptio.iable real estate security from 80 ^jWWMjnt. PERRY D. MARTIN. Central Point,Jan. l.UM. 77y W. S. SAWKIVS. O. 1. BAKS*. A. HALtr A I O N S N O W O S HtWkhttA Co., W^ 2 methodbH »w ..v of informing Mmd a P° generally, that they are no?prepared to do i? Si an 0 S 3 Of all kinds, such as House, Sign, Carriage, Certain and Ornamental Painting, Graining, Gluing, MMbliBgasd Paper Hanging. bpeeial attention paid to all crdersfrorj S jr BLACKSMJTHINO W W A E E RED WING, MINN18QTA VOLUM E 3. NUMBER 47. HOTELS. E O O I A N O E Levee street, immediately opposite the Steam boat Landing, Red Wing, Minnesota, A. A. & E L. E E E PROPRIETORS. THIS new, spaeious and commodious house is now open for the reception of guests.— It has been constructed under the immediate supervisionof the proprietors, atid nothing has been omitted toinsure the comfort and conven ience of those who may favor them with their patronage. The numerous rooms are all well lighted, ventilated and furnished in a superior manner. In connection with the house ia a good and commodious stable. Red Wing, March 1,185J. 8»tf E N A O I N O S E P.R. A F. A. 1IARDT, PaopaiiTons. TUIfSLake House is pleasantly located on the shore Pepir, within a few rods of the Steamboat Lnndinr. Persons wishingto spend a 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 alwuysin attendance. The proprietors hi\ in? leased the above pop ular house and having thoroughly repainted and furnished in a superior stylo, would say to the pnblic that thing that they enn do to mukc al. calling, comfortably and pleasantly situated, will be left undone. May 48,1S5?. 95y E W I N O S E JACOB BENNETT, Proprietor. RED WINK, MINNESOTA. £9"Connected 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-24.1858. 90- tf A I S O S E BY BEN VANCAJMPCN, CANNON FALLS, MINNESOTA. Travelers will ttnd every accommodation on reasonable terms at the above House. Good Stsibh'9. Ostlers, Ac. 02ly 11 A It O S E J. HACK. Proprietor. ON PLUM STREET, a few doors from Main Street. Red Wing. This House is entirely new and newly fur nished, nnd the Proprietor hopes hy strict at tention to customers to receive a share of pat ronage. Red Wing, Sept. 5.1857. 50y MT'CELLAiNEOUS. I.. P. HENDKICKSON, Rectitiot and WIIOICSHIC denier in a WINES LTQUORS, (Tomer Plum aad Third Mts.. t'Ttf litKI) Wi*J, MINNESOTA. N A E SHOP. SUBSCRIBER HAS FITTEJ'J UP IN I a first rate manner, the room formerly l»:cupied as the Sentinel Office, on Ph street opposite the Hack Honse. and having reduced the price of shaving to I E E N S I !.• prepared to execute, in a nperier manm r, all branches of his profession. Citizt-ns an«l stran- aro rcrctfuUy invit^j w%b6K. K..1 Wins, Ma? 7, 'SO. 141-tf 3-2-ti II. CONWELLV. 91. D. Tenders his professional services to the citi zens of Red Wing and vicinity. Orricr.-Corner of Bush and Plum street, up stairs. REFERENCES, llon.Z KIDWEI.L, M. C. Fairmont, Va.. Hon. J. L. DAWSON, M. fJ., Brownsville, Pa., Prot.T. D. MITTTKU. Philadelphia. Pa., Dr.J.C. OOOPKH, Rev.Dr. DairxuoNO, Morgantown, Va., Drs. MCLANK & BROCK. Morgantown. Va., Dr. A. If. CAMPBELL, Key West, Florida, Dr. E. S. GAINES, Knoxville,Tennessee. Red Wing, May 28,1S57. 44tf BLAKLSLEE, Wholesale and retail dealer in Dmgi and Medicines, UHEMWALS, PAINTS, OILS, Dye Start's, Window Glass, Medicinal Winssand Liquors Tftbaeeo,Snuffs.Cigars. Camphene, Alcohol, Burning Fluid, Ac. Main Street, Red Wing, Minnesota. »«50. RED WING 1850. S E A A N I N A N SASH, DOOR AND BLIND FACTORY. (One Bloek above Freeborn's Saw Mill.) VT7E 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 and match* Lumber, Mould ings, etc. Ore ers promptly attended to, which may al so be left with Brown & Betcher. Produce of all kinds taken in exchange for rk ™. COGEL A BETCHER. Red Wing, April t», 18*9. 142-ly McINTIRE A SHELDON DEALERS I N Dry Goods.Groeeries.Croekery,Hardware Cut .ery, Nails, Oils, Paints Sash, Window Glass, Looking Glasses, Farminglmplments. Hosiery, Gloves, Cravats. Suspenders Shirts.Collars,Brushes,Fancy Goods, &c. 22 I N I E. Red Wing M. T. B. SHELDON. DUBUQE CITY MARBLE WORKS. \T HKRRICK, Dealer in Amorican and For fijlp eign Marble.Sixth street, below Mainand Iowa, Dubuque, Io*a. MonamentM. Tnmb IIend Stones, 31 nn tlea, Table Tops, Ac. «2m9 A E N S W A I N SURGEON AN WEfHANICAL E N I S ttooaas over the Drag store, Main at. Red Wing. 70m gm THE RED WING IMf E W E STORE! S AMD Clocat saiadV W a it E. S O N Shop on the corner of Main A Bash streets. Red Wing, Minnesota. April sj,JHt i4i-iy 2 HOWARD?S a a it Shop, a ef u*m* aaeanwAt. where yott ean gel work dean ehaapsr than aaaar ^»»har shop in Red W Psrttenlar aitajiui gjvaa to NORM SUOJING. M-»y-*l,^ia. 14/^.xf O I E I S E A N 1 RAW FROM THIS BEACH. BY TOM O O I from the beach, when the morning wee sh'.ning, A berk o'er the wetera more gloriously on I came when the sun o'er that beach was declining, The bark waa still there, bat the waters were gone. And such is the fate of our life's earl/ promise. So pas-ingthe spring-tide of joy we have known Each wave, that we danced on at morning ebbs from us, And leaves in, at eye, on the bleak shore alone. Ne'er tell me of glories, serenely adorning The close ofourday, the calm eve of our night Give me back, give me back, the wild fresh ness of Morning, Her clouds and her tears are worth Even ing's best light. Oh, who would not welcome that moment's returning, When passon first waked a new life through his frame, And his soul, like the wood, that grows precious in burning, Gave out all iu sweets to love's exquisite flame. 1NC1I1.N'1 S OF '1 HE AU. The Ne York Evening Post has a correspondent at Aliessandria, the base of the operations of the allied army. In his letter dated May, 25, he gives some interesting items: THE AUSTRIAN PRISONERS. I saw day before yesterday, the prisoners arrive here. There were in a carriage that preceeded them two officers, one of whom looked calmly at the crowd that pushed and pressed forward, to catch a glimpse of their enemies. The other sat as far back in the vehicle as he could, covering his face with his hands—he seemed much moved. The privates who were footsore, came after the officers in large transport wagon and behind them in double file, inarched the rest of the two hundred that were taken at Moutebello. These men looked wan and haggard they say them elves that the Austrian army is suf fering for the want of regular sup plies of food. I noticed as they passed along the square they cast furtive glances at the crowd that pressed around them, and that they shrunk away from those that were near as though they feared I hey would be assaulted. In fact the Piedmonlese did glare at them with no kindly expression but the French officers noticing the expression of fear evinced by the poor devils, spoke to them, reassuring them, and prom ising that no harm or injury should be done them. I was much struck by the magnanimous conduct of the French soldiers on this occasion. As the Austrian officers passed through the streets they saluted them with all the deference nnd apparent respect that they show to their own officers. This was an action that was spontane ous, was the result of no order, and proceeded from a feeling of good-heart edness and of sympathy for a misfor tune. Still I noticed several that were dan gerously hurt One had three serious woundc, the one most so was a deep cnt on the forehead. On it was laid a piece of cloth, that had been wet and placed there to cool his head. A young French officer who was pas sing noticed the poor fellows sufferings and taking off the small bit of dirty cloth, he took from his pocket his handkerchief, and dipping it in some cool water, he laid it upon the fevered brow of the prisoner. The relief was great the man opened his eyes, took hold of the officers hand and pressed it to his lips. The young man passed on I hastened to have a look at one so kind hearted, and saw that he was decorated with a variety of crosses and medals, that proved that he was brave as well as g. nerous. The treat ment extended to these wounded Aus trians is so kind that they seem really astonished at it. Many of them say that their officers had assured them that the French would treat them with the utmost barbarity, while on the con trary, they were attended to with all the care and attention that the French soldiers meet with no distinction is made between the wounded. A VISIT TO THB BATTUE FIELD, One remarkable thing is, that the Austrians did not make a single prison er at Montbello. When the French officers called the roll after the battle, all the men were found either dead of wounded—not one was missing. The Austrians did not succeed in making a single prisoner. The day after the en gagement I Visited the battle field. Alas! it in sad thing to'do all the gjlpry and pomp of war fades into in. significaoea before the utter misery THE RED WING SENTINEL. •Minnesota For everi RED WING. GOODHUE COUNTY, MINN., SATURDAY. JUNE 25, 1859. and desolation of a battle field the dayCOt/NT after the action. A the time I arrived the bodies of the dead had been col lected and were lying in rows near the cemetery the faces of the men were covered over, and near them stood those of their comrades whose duty it was to bury them. In a heap, piled apart from the rest, I recognised, from the uniforms, the bodies of the officers who had died bravely facing the ene my. If you have never witnessed such a sight, I advise you never to do so as long as you may avoid it one's re flections are not gay death, in all its most revolting aspect, faces you, forc ing upon your minds the suffering tlat must ensue when the loss of the men vousee stretched lifeless before you becomes known to their families. THE ZOUAVES. In the various accounts from the seat of war much is said concerning the Zouaves, who form the crack corps of the French Army. Capt. McClel land formerly of the TJ. S. Cavalry, who is at present following civil pur suits in Chicago, speaks of these troop in his report of the Russian war, to observe which he and other officers were sent by our Government, after operations commenced before Sebasto pol: "The dress is of the Arab pattern the cap is a loose fig or skull cap, scarlet felt with a tassel: a urban is worn over this in full dress a cloth vest and loose jacket, leaving the neck unencumbered by collar, stock or cravat, cover the upper portion of his body, and allow free movement of the arms the scarlet pants are of the loose oriental pattern, and are tucked under garters like those of the foot rifles of the guard the overcoat is a loose coat with a hood the chasseurs wear a similar one. The men say that this dress is the most convenient possible, and prefer it to any other. The Zouaves are all French they are selected from the old campaigners for their fine physique and tried courage, and have certaiuly proved that they are, what their appearance would in dicate, the most reckless, self reliant, and complete infantry that Europe can produce. 44 With his graceful dress, soldierly bearing and vigilant attitude, the Zouave at an outpost is the beau ideal of a soldier. They neglect no opportunity of ad ding to their personal comforts if there is a stream in the vicinity, the party marching on picket is sure to be am ply supplied with fishing rods, etc. if uivthing is to be had the Zouaves are quite certain to obtain it "Their movements are the most light and graceful I have ever seen the stride is long, but the foot seems scarcely to touch the ground, and the March is apparently made without fa tigue or effect. "The step of the foot rifles is short er and quicker, and not so easy and graceful. The impression produced by the appearance of these two corps is very different: the rifles look like active en ergetic little fellows who would find their best field as skirmishers but the Zouaves have combined with all the activity and energy of the others that solid ensemble and reckless dare-devil individuality which would render them alike formidable when attacking in mass or in defending a position in the most desperate hand to hand encount er. Of all the troops, I have ever seen, I should esteem it the greatest honor to assist in defeating the Zou aves. The grenadiers of the guard, are all large-men, and a fine looking soldier ly set. The Voltigeurs are small, active men, but larger than the rifles. They are light infantry." WHATW*WIT! The term "wit," in its oldest signifi cation, generally applied rationality, and so we understand it in its deriva tions "to wit" (to know) "half-witted," "witless," &c. In the time of Dryden, it expresed fancy, genius, aptitude Thus the famous couplet: Great wits to madness ara allied And thin partitions do their boundsdivide, is almost an amplification of that "fine frenzy" which SShakspeare has deline ated, and "wit" in this sense, is mere ly a synonym of imagination. Locke, who was a cotemporary of Dryden, defines wit as lying most in the assem blage-of ideas, and putting those to gether with quickness and variety, wherein ean be found any resemblance orcongrnity, thereby to make np pleas ant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy. This definition of wit he places in opposition to judgement, which, he says, "lies quite on the other side," in carefully separating one idea from another, wherein can be found the least difference, thereby to avoid being misled by similitude and affinity, to take one thing tor another. GLASS VS. METAL.—Practice has developed the fret that one-third more light is transmitted by glass than by metallic specula hence the old cat optric or reflecting light-houses are disappearing and giving place tr cat optric or glass systems. -.-. -X»-_ -.-•— ,-.••- :.v. r-n •. ...i .- ».-„ JEAN BERNARD E CU BERG. Count Jean Rechberg, who waa some days ago, by the Emperor Francis Joseph, called to Vien na to replace the suddenly dismissed Minister of foreign affairs, Count Buol Schaunstein, descends from one Of the oldest and noblest families of southern Germany. His father, Count Albert Francis, of Rechberg and Uothenhoeven, was one of the many hundred petty German Sover eigns, called free, Imperial Counts, who lost their sovereignty in the year 1803, in consequence of the French occupation of all German provinces on the Western Bank of the Rhine. The large and rich possessions of the Rechberg (the seigueuries of Dorsdorf Weissensteiu, liokenkirehen, Rams berg, Werselgen and Klein-Sussen, in the Kingdom of Wurtemberg, and of Mickhaus.n in Bavaria, were left, after the death of Count Albert Francis, to his eldest son, Count Albert, who wasover accordmg to the feudal laws still ex isting i'u force, the only heir of all the landed property. Count Jean the sec ond son, inherited only a small for tune, consisting in a rent, yearly to be paid by his brother, and a "seigneurie," bought for him by his father in the kingdom of Bohemia. Having enjoy ed a very good classical education at S Erlangen, he entered in his twentieth year of age, the Austrian military ser vice, as it is the custom to do for the younger sons of the Catholic families of Germany, who regard still, the Em peror of Austria, as their only "suze rain," and despise therefore, to take service in Prussia, Bavaria, or any other of the small and young German States. After a service of fifteen years he left the army, with the the title of Colonel, and entered the diplomatic career. Being a man of refined man ners, high education and pleasing ex terior, he was used by Prince Metter nich for several very delicate missions, to the smaller courts of Italy and the German States,and spent several years at St. Petersburg as the secretary of Legation. In the great Revolutionary troubles of 1848-9, he showed his loy alty by retaking military service, to defend in Italy and Hungary the Vas dilating throne of the Hapsburgs. After the war, Prince Scharzenberg, the Premier, called Count Rechberg into his Cabinet, and employed his services in the most delicate and com plicated transactions with the Minis ter Manteufel, which finished so glo riously for Austria, and so shamefully for Prussia, by the so-called conven tion of Olmutz. At this time Count Rechberg was one of the intimates of the young Emperor, and was specially protected and patronized by the Al mighty Count Grune, and the Arch duchess Sophia. Through their in fluence, he was in the begining of 1855, sent as Austrian plenipotentiary to the German* diet, (Brundestag,) at Frankfort, replacing the Baron Pro kesch von Osten, and functioned as permanent President of this body. In this very important position he showed himseif to be a very shrewd and talented diplomatist, ruining al most entirely the political influence of Prussia in German affairs, and keep ing np the interest of his imperial mas ter, with such impetuosity that in one of the sessions of the Diet, he drew his sword against the Prussian pleni potentiary, the Baron Otto Van Bis-a mark Schonhausen. Since that time he has been regard ed in Germany as the most decided antagonist of Prussia, and his recal ling from Frankfort may therefore be regarded as a sort of concession made to Prussia in regard to its political in fluence on the smaller States ot Ger many, and German politics in gener al. Although the count is now fifty-three years old—being born in 1806 on the day of the battle ot Jena—he is not on ly in his character but in his exterior, a young man. His influence on the young Emperor will be the greater the more his character is like that of his master. Both are rather impetu ous both very talented both, by family traditions, decided enemies of France—both despising and hatiug the imperial "parvenue4' of Paris both men who do not yield even beiore the most dreadful consequences of a gen eral European war. Therefore as long as Francis Joseph sits upon the throne and Count Rechberg, on his side as Minister of Foreign Affairs, there will be no legitimate hope for any con cessions on the part of Austria, and the struggle now commenced in Italy will be war to the knife. P. S. I forgot in this sketch to no tice that Count Jean Rechberg is, by his wife, connected with one of the most eminent noble families of Eng land. He married iu 1834,the. Ooun tesse Barbe, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Jones, Viscount Rane. lagb, Baron of Waron.—N. Y. Herald. »W-^W "I live in Julia's eyes," said an af fected dandy iu Colmau's hearing. "I don't wonder at it replied George, 4*for I observed she had a sty in one of|to them when I saw her last." WHOLE NUMBER 151.additional'.- CURIOUS STATE OF THINGS AT' THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE* At the Cape of Good Hope a large and respectable Moslem population is springing up. Some years ago, it will be recolected that ship loads of young females were sent to the Cape, under the auspices of goodly ladies here, and consigned to the supervision of the Colonial Bishop there. These females known as the "Bishop's ladies," and his charitable ohaplains triedin vain to find employment for them. Some did what they would have done had they never left England—turned to old and evil ways others, strangely enough, married with Moslem laborers and farmers, mounted a natty Fez cap, and sent their husbands and children to mosque as neat as new pins, and happy as the very sons and daughters of the prophet, upon whom be no more abuse than he deserves. "In what have I done ill?" is the common question of those who have thus gone to the questioners of their con duct. "Did you ever see a Moslem laborer, artisan, or farmer, drunk I have a husband who loves me and my children. How would it have been had I run my chance and married with any European who asked mc in Cape Town?" and so many of the "Bishop's ladies" become calmly con tented mothers of Selims and Fatimas, forget their ca'echism, and say, in common with their lords, "There'is no God but God."—AtJiaaeum. SMALL PAY. As several gentlemen were passing down one of our southern rivers, a short time since, on board one of the thousand steamers which ply on their waters, one was struek with the beau ty of an elegant farm which was then in sight, and addressing a plain, rustic gentleman who stood at his elbow, asked who that elegant place belonged to. **Mr. Johnson is the owner," was the reply. "Well, Johnson has a splendid farm," was the reply. Pres ently another plantation attracted the attention of these gentlemen, and thederful rough-looking man was again applied to for the name of the proprietor. Mr. Johnson is the owner," said the man. "Indeed!—the same man that owns the other? What a fortunate man this Mr. Johnson must be to have two such establishments as these." A third, a tourth and fifth plantation fell under the notice of the gentlemen, and in re ply to their questions they were inform ed that they also belonged to Mr. Johnson. "And who takes care of all these farms for Mr. Johnson "I take care of them," answered the plain-look ing gentleman. "Well, it must be a great deal of trouble, and he ought to pay you well for it." "He does not, if he ought," said the man. "What does he give you?" asked the gentleman. "He only gives me my victuals and clothes," said the gentleman, who hap pened to be Mr. Johnson himself. "Only your victuals and clothes for doing all that! Why, he must be too mean a man to live!" GRAPE CULTURE IN CALIFORNIA. A correspondent of the N Y. Trib une, at San Francisco says: I condense from ihe statistics of the Mechanics' Institution, and the ad dress of Mr. Banks, of this oity, the following important remarks: 44 Almost every nook and corner of our entire State is admirably adapted to the growth of the grape. In France, first-rate crop of grapes is 5,000 pounds to the acre, while 2,000 pounds is regarded as a fair crop. In the grape-growing districts along the Ohio river, where a superior grape is pro duced, 8.000 pounds is considered a very large crop—4,000 to 5,000 is re garded as a good average but in Cali fornia, the ordinary crop is from 10,000 to 12,000 pounds to the acre, and more is not unusual. In the old world, and in the Atlantic States, the crop fre quently falls on account of frosts and disease here it is sure to yield abun dantly.—There the vine most generally is supported by poles here it stands without artificial aid. There a large amount of cultivation is costly here it can be had for almost nothing here, during the vintage, we have an un do wded sky. The returns of last year show the grape crop to have been 51, 000 tons, and the wine product 300,000 gallons, besides a large quantity of brandy. In the flash times of Vicksburg, when the phrase of "hard case" meant something more than it does now, Harvey Jenkins was admitted one of the hardest. The sermon being over the preacher requested all who were friendly to religion to rise and hold up their right hands. The whole audi ence, apparently, were on their feet. After they were seated again the min ister continued: "Now, if there is a single one here who desires to see Satan and his king dom prosper, he will rise and hold np his hand." Harvey, with some difficulty, got to an erect position, and said— Had the, vote been less unani mous, 1 should have retained my seat but I make-it a point*J tenor never •HURT a friend*, circumstances:" advtgee RATES OF ADVERTISING. Basinets Cava*offlvaHaas,1 year, da Italinaa 10,00 Unecolnmn paryraf, 70,00 do efcmeatlb" 40,00 Half column peryear"*- 40,S0 do aiz montli»" «*r? *5»00 Koarthcolumn par year•••• 8»,00 do six month* -••••tSiSS" Each tquare(1C!ine*,or leu)firat fneertion IS Racksubsequent insertion•» ..-—•»•• ,SS Legal Notices, per aq.,*rat insertion) 4* each subsequent SO All aiiTtrt8Tf'*''*ffflftttin!1*dii»tilanfaMileat Advertinemente»etindonbleoolumn,Hpric« Advertisement!" will be changed as ofiefl aa deaired, by paying 26 cent* a square for composition. 1ST Business Kotices appearing in the Local Column, will be charged 16 cents per lite for the first, and 10 centsforeach subsequent in sertion. ST. ANTHONY FALLS. In 1860, Father Hennepin wrote, the Falls are 40 ©r 50 feet in height, and are divided in the middle by a •ocky island of Fyramydal form."— Since the illustrious Jesuit gazed up on it, the falls have retreated four or five hundred feet up stream- leaving the Island in the stream below. Dur ing the late terrible storm, the falls have receded one hundred! awl fifty feet further up stream, and their form* has undergone a corresponding change from the nearly direct line of a week ago to the arc of a circle which is now described. When the water subsides, if we mis take not, tfrey will present the appear ance of foaming rapids rather than of a plunging cataract. The beautiful Spirit Island, Below the falls has wasted away more than one third during the present flood, tons of shelving rock and huge tables of limestone covered with earth and? trees and flowers, having broken off and rolled down the precipice. E3F* A very wealthy, but very ma licious English lady is living in Paris, possessing (besides her money) but one charm—a wonderful complexion. Of course the unnatural rivalry try which the new-fashioned plaster cos metics outdone her own natural red and white put her in a rage. She hit upon a revenge. The most admired dog in good society was the remarka ble King Charles spaniel she carried habitually in her lap and by careful training, this favorite was taught to kiss a ladv, that is to say he would jump to the face of any one who ap proached him, and apply unexpected ly his salivated wiper. The first vic tim was the pretty Baroness of Hava na, who by the close application of the dog's tongue, was left with one check porcelain, the other eartheu ware. But alas for the King Charles. The baroness had, that day, made a first experiment of a new* and won cosmetic, the principal ingre dient of which was arsenic. died of that stoleu kiss! 23?" Senator Wilson, the Natick cobbler, was at the Morphy dinner in Boston, where all the big bugs used up the dictionary in beslavering each other with praise and after listening all night to the grand toasts and phras es of the modest Athenians," he was at last himself called on for a toast, and in the slyest manner gave the fol lowing "The modest bearing of your guest —Worthy the imitation of the eminent scholars, artists, jurors and statesmen who uphold the intellectual character of America among the nations." Not a soul laughed at Wilson's wit in fact most of the emiuent scholars, artists and jurists, took his allnsion* as personal, and more than one whisper ed that the Natick cobbler was not used to the manners of—the Mutual Admiration Society. CALIFORNIA W I S E S he San Fran cisco Herald^states that the present stock of California vines now under cultivation will yield $50,000,000 of wines and brandies in twenty years from the present day. The wine pro duct of the Golden State increases at the rate of 50 per cent annually, and the quality of these is equal to the best imported. In all wine-growing coun tries, where the people use wine at their tables and where a, bottle of it can l)e obtained for three or four cents, drunkenness and bar-rooms are un known. A N W ALLOY.—At a late meeting ot the Academy of Sciences, in Paris, a pistol barrel made of an alloy com posed of tin, iron, and aluminum, was exhibited, and was found to be very strong and its quality is such that it will never rust This alloy is six times stronger than bronze and can be forged at a red heat and hammered like steel. 83ST* Mrs. Partington says, that just before the last war with England, "cir cumstancas were seen around the moon nightly, shooting stars perambulated the earth, the desks of the sun was covered with black spots of ink, and comments swept the horizon with their operatic tails. Everybody said it profligated war and sure enough it did come. Its consumptivencss was felt throughout the land, bntthe brav er}* of General Jackson, expiated the American citizens, and foreign domin ion soon became abvword. A gentleman friend of ours was one day standing beside a frog pond—we have bis own word for it—and saw a large gaiter snake make an attack upon an enormous bull frog. The snake seized one of the frog's hind legs, and the frog, to be on par with his snakeship, caught him by the tail, and both commenced swallowing one avother, and continued this carniver ous operation until nothing was left of either of them. The Bruoawiek Telegraph gives in that ben fe Immortal, that "her son never sets.