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TH E SMTINEL IS PUBLISHED EVEKY SATURDAY, AT E WING, MINNESOTA, BT I E I E & A O I N N I S A Independent Desaoeratie Joaraa DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS AND EIGHTS OF THE MASSES. At a Political Journal it will try all meas ure* and men by the standard of Democratic principle*, and will submit to no teat but that Democratic truth. CONTKNTS: The Sentinel will contain Congressional and ijrn and Domestic—River and Commercial News—Literary Matter Legislative—Foreig and Commercia News—Liten Tales—Biographical a Historical His Sketches, dec, A Ac. Ae. TJBUMS O S S I I O N (StikUy is ASTMM.) One Copy, 1 year $ 2 00 8U Copies, 1 year 8 00 Ten 15 00 jgjr Any person getting up a Club of Ten and remitting $18 00, will be entitled to one copy gratis. 3f Subscription* to Clubs must all com raenca at the same time, and be strictly in advance. AGENTS.—Postmasters everywhere are au thorised Agen's for this paper. IN ALL ITS VARIOUS BRANCHE8, Executed in a superior manner, and on the shortest notice. •Warranty, Quit-Claim,Special Deeds, and Township S I N S Warranty, Mortgage IMats constantly on hand and for sale at this office. BUSINESS CARDS. BS. T. W1LDVB. W. O. WILLISTON W I E W I I S O N Attorneys at Law, BSD WINtf, MINNESOTA, ill attend to the duties of their profession in any of the Courts of this State. W. C. WILLISTON Notary Public and Agent for the fol lowing reliable Fire Insurance Companies MSBCUANTS, Hartford, Conn CITT FIBB, Hartford, Conn. O I W I I A AT TORNEY A COUNSELLOR AT AMU E N E A A N A E N LAW, E WING, MINNESOTA A E N BRISTOL, Attorney at Law RED WING, MINNESOTA Sly *. SANDPOHD. FRANK IVBS S 4 N O IVES Attorneys at Lvo $ Notary Public. E WING, MINNESOTA, •.gents for the United States, Franklin, Fire and Marine, INSURANCE COMPANIES. [ISltf) JJAN S MATTSON, Attorney at Law, AND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, Red Wing, Minnesota. Particular attention paid to Conveyancing •nd Collecting. 157-y et,1MTOM eCBNEB,JB. O.O. BBYMOLDS. N E E A REYNOLDS CoiBsellors and Attorneys at Law, Red Wing, Minn. earOfllce with Smith, Towne A Co. 82-ti FRANK CLARK, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, NORTH PEPIN, WISCONSIN. Will five special attention to collecting Ac 7*y BANKING SrREAL ESTATE OBACB WILDE* WU.BBB. fc E W I E Bankers A Land Agents ED WING, Minnesota Ter. oney loaned. Exchange A Land Warrants oought and sold. Land Warranto, or Money .oaned to pre-emptors, on long or short time, and on favorable terms. HP" Lands bought and sold oncommission Ac. Bed Wing,May,l8S7. a a is a Estate Agent, a Dealer IN A N W A A N S S a W in Minnesota IWMoney loaned, Land Warrants sold or lo aned on time. Real Estate, and Exchagn boughtand sold. May 93/57 O W N E I E E DEALERS IN RBAL ESTATE. E W I N I N N E S O A Will attend to locating Land W arrauts, pay ment of taxes, collection of notes, and to the pur chase and sale of Beal Estate throughout the Territory: Sarveying, Mapping, and Platting of every kind done te order by a practical sur veyor. Copies of township maps furnished.— Deeds drawn and acknowledgements taken. EsVAU easiness intrusted to them, will re ceive prompt attention. T. W. TOWNX. J. O. FIBBCB REAL ESTATE OFFICE, A O I N I N N E S O A THEENsubscribeWarrants,, will buy and sell Lands, lo- cate Land enter Government Lands, select Claims for Settlers desiring to lo cate on the Half Breed Beservation, pay Taxes and attend to all business appertaining to his profession—negotiate Loans for Capitalists up on unexceptionable real estate security from 20 to «9 per cent. PERRY MABTIN. Central Point,Jan. 1,1858. 77y W. S. BAWKKS. O.B. BAlIB. A. HALL A I O N S N O W O S Hawkins A Co., WOULr take this method of informing thei friends and the public generally, that they are now prepared to do I? & S 3 S 3 Of all kinds, such as House, Sign, Carriage, Curtain and Ornamental Painting, Graining, Plying Marbling and Paper Hanging. KS^pecial attention paid to all ordersfrom ha eon ntry. *atf Bed Wing, July 17 1857, VOLUME 4, NDMBEH 14. HOTELS. E O O I A N O E Uevees'treet, immediately opposite the Steam boat Landing, Red Wing, Minnesota, A A So E E E E O I E O S THI.S new, spacious and commodious house is now open for the reception of guests.— It has been constructed under the immediate supertisionof the proprietors, and nothing has been omitted to insure the comfort and conven ience of those who may favor them with their patronage. The numerous rooms are all well lighted, ventilated and furnishedin a superior manner. In connection with the house is good and commodious stable. Red Wing, March 1,185S. 88tf E N A O I N O S E 1\R. A P. A. 1IARDT, PBOFBIBTOBS. THIfSLake House is pleasantly located on the shore Pepin, within a few rods of the Steamboat Landing. Persons wishingto spend a few days of recreation and leisure, willnnd 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 having leased the above pop ular house and having thoroughly repainted and furnished in a superior style, would say to the pnblic that thing that they can do to make al. calling, comfortably and pleasantly situated, will be left undone. May23,lS53. 9*7 E W I N O S E JACOB BENNETT, Proprietor, «K1 WING, MINNESOTA. I^fOonnected 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-24,1853. 90-t A S O S E E N VAN A E N CANNON FAILS, MINNESOTA. Travelers will find every accommodation on reasonable terms at the above House. Good Stablos, Ostlers, Ae. 62ly I S O N O S E COBNEB OF BROAD AMD THIRD STREETS. THIoSf A. B. MILLER, Proprietor. new Hotel is now open for the reception the traveling public, where they will find the best of accommodations. There is a good stable attached. Passengers and Bag gage conveyed to and from the Boats free of charge. 171-ly MISCELLANEOUS. NEW BARBER SHOP. THE SUBSCRIBER HAS FITTED UP IK a first rate manner, the room formerly occupied as the Sentinel Office, on Plum street, opposite the Hack House, and having reduced the price of shaving to I E E N S is prepared to execute, in a superior manmr, all ranches of his profession. Citizens and stran tfully invited to call. branc I gers are respect' N•HEBBICK.Dealer J. W. COOK. 144-tf Sed Wing, May 7, '59. L. CONNELLY. M. D., Tenders hisprofessionalservices to the citi zens of Red Wing and vicinity. OFFICB.—Corner of Bush and Flam street, up stairs. E E E N E S Hon.Z.KiDWBLL,M. C,Fairmont, Va., Hon. L. DAWSON, M. Brownsville,Pa., Prot.T. D. MCTTXB,Philadelphia,Pa., Dr. J. C. COOMB, Rev. Dr. DBUM«.owD,Morgantown, Va., Drs. MCLAVX A BBOCK, Morgantown, Va., Dr. A. H. CAMFBXLL, Key West, Florida, Dr. E. 8. GAINES, Knoxville, Tennessee. Red Win*,May 38,1857. 44tf 1859. E WING 1850 S E A A N I N W I —AMD— SASH, DOOB AND BLIND FACTOBY (One Block above Freeborn's Saw Mill.) WE SHALL BE PREPABED TO FUB -self-deception nish at all times, anything in the above line of business and shall keep on hand all kinds of planed and matched Lumber, Mould ings, etc. Orders promptly attended to, which- may al so be left with Brown A Batcher. Produce of all kinds taken in exchange for work. COOEL A BETCHEB. Bed Wing, April 19,1869. 142-ly I N I E S E O N DXALXBSIB Dry Goods,Groceries,Crockery,Hardware Cut' .ery, Nails, Oils, Paints Sash, Window Glass, Looking Glasses, Farminglmplmente. A.so, Hosiery, Gloves, Cravats, Suspenders, 8hirts,Collars,Brashes,Fancy Goods, Ac. J. MOIMTIBE. Red Wing M. T. S E O N DUBUQE CITY MARBLE WORKS. in American and For- eign Marble,Sixth street, below Mainand Iowa, Dubuque, Io*a. Monuments, U. ad S to a a A 6Sm9 O N A E S I N G, W A A E S DEALER S I N E A I E S Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, Bed Wing, Minnesota. •9*AL WOBK W A A N E Aug. 13,1859. 158-tf a A E N I S A E S OF. ALL KINDS. FAIRBANKS & GREENLEAF, 3d Lake street, Chicago* E N I S O N Bectifiex and Wholesale dealer in a aaxxcl W 3 BJSP WINES 4* LIQUORS, Corner Plum and Third SU., »7tf WJrtG, MINNESOTA. A N Nearer, my God, to Thee Nearer to Thee! Even though it be a craw That raises me, Still all my song shall be Nearer to Thee. Though, like the wanderer, The sun go down, Darkness be over me, My rest a stone Yet in my dreams I'd be Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Then let my way appear Steps unto heaven All that thou sendest me In mercy given Angels to beckon me Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! A YOUNG HUSBAND'S SOLILOQUY. BY W. F. PABOD. The queerest little dresses My eyes have ever seen, I sometimes catch a glimpse of And wonder what they mean. All folded up so neatly And fashioned out with grace With little bows of ribbon And little bits of lace. I gaze on these with wonder, And in Viola's eyes I try to read the secret Bat she is all too wise. And unto all my questions She gives but this reply "If you'll have patience, Pelcg, I'll tell you—hy—nd-by!" KKIAGIOUS S E I A The spryad of the religious epidem ic for some time prevailing in Ulster, and ihe unabated violence of its symp toms, seems to have attracted the pro fessional attention of many able and learned men on both sides of the Channel, who naturally desire to save their respective denominations from the contagion, or if thai be not whol ly practicable, to know how to miti gate its effects. The Bishop of Win chester and other dignitaries of the English Church, are said to have made recent pilgrimages to the scene of so much moral and physical suffering aud the General Assembly of the Free Kirk of Scotland, after due inquiry, are reported to have come to a unani mous resolution, somewhat equivocal, perhaps, in its wary wording, but suf ficiently significant of their reluctance to lend any specific sanction to the de plorable delusion. The members of the Congregational Union have, we understand, taken a manlier and prompter tone, and counselled their brethren against any paltering with what the great historian has well de scribed, as the infinitely subtle and inappreciable gradations, by which passes into .voluntary fraud. But the best and ablest ser vice that has been rendered on the oc casion is that which we acknowledge at the hands of the Archdeacon ot Meath, who in a spirit highly commen dable seems to have applied himself soon after the breaking out of the dis ease, to a patient and critical exami nation, on the spot, of every painful phase of its development. Early ex perience as a town missionary among the most afflcted and degraded classes of the community, had led him to the caretul study of that wide-spread but too much neglected root of female maladies, hysteria. He had deemed it his duty to master not only all the medical symptoms of the disease, in all its Protean forms, but the varied moral and social incidents commonly predisposing thereto and being a man evidently impressed with the highest sense of moral obligation, he seems to have waited for no dilatory conclusions on the part of others, but spontane ously to have devoted much time and labor to making a careful analvsis of the actual condition of things, in the counties of Down and Antrim, on which he grounds his earnest and touching appeal to the judgment of the community at large. Under the name of a general Revi val of Religion, a system of intense excitement has been organized thro' ought the districts above referred to, Ee A I A N S astors and congregations seeming to equally moved by a common im pulse, unlike anything we have been accustomed to witness in these coun tries, and comparable only to what was some years ago not unfrequent in the less civilized States of America.— The ordinary method of teaching is on the one hand laid aside by the minister, and a system of vehement excitation to "escape and begone" from the pending wrath to come is substituted, until the tragic iteration of the appeal has wrought in the minds of the hearers a sort of spirit ual panic, amouuting to something lit". tie short of delirium. On the other hand, the congregation being pre pared by the intensity of individual self-consciousness, gives way on. theTUB TH E RE WIM SENTINEL •Minnesota Foretier! RED WING, GOODHUE COUNTY, MINN., SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 26, 1859. first suggestion, to frenzied movements and exclamations. Far from restrain ing either, the minister earnestly en courages both. The men, who seldom wholly lose their self-possession, serve to swell the chorus of terror but the women become more easily physical victims of their fears. With spas modic gesticulations and piteous cries for mercy, they fall down into a kind of cataleptic tit. Then it is the trium phant pastor breaks forth into thanks fiving, as for a direct manifestation of ed in upon his soul. He writes a ivine power. The congregation are preaches, in a strain of touching then told to pray for a repetition of ~'~A t_„„.... other instances and thesketches miracle in fervid anticipation thus created as matter of course realizes itself Half a dozen helpless women have been thus smitten" in the course of a sin gle hour, It is announced beforehand that adjacent apartments await their reception, and that persons are in at-accurate tendance to remove them thereto.— Doctor Stopford relates the particu lars of several scenes of the kind he witnessed. He followed the "possess ed" to the places prepared tor them during their state-of trance, watched them during its continuance, and con versed with them at their awakening. Far from casting any doubt upon the reality of what he saw, or imput ing any admixture of deceit or vanity to those concerned, he bears the strongest testimony to their sincerity, and does not shrink from saying that he entirely believes them when they describe their mental state to be one of unearthly happiness. They declare themselves* unalterably assured of par adise, and to have ceased to care about the ordinary ills and sorrows of their present mortal state. He tells us also that for a certain period, usu ally a brief duration, the features of ihe smitten" wear the glow of su pernatural beauty but he does not fail to add that this ecstatic illumina tion of the countenance commonly gives place to very different appear ances. He finds in the blotched and murky skin, the unnaturally fixed ex pression of the eye, the incipicntly de crepit gait, and above all, in the help less susceptibility to emotion, the un-the raistakeable symptoms of hysteria.— He does not question the sincerity of motives in those whose preaching ren ders their hearers peculiarly liable to, even when it does not actually drive them into, this condition, but he says plainly, that it is a state of bodily dis ease, which is not and cannot be the true or just means of effecting moral regeneration. In a word, he depre cates strongly all idea of treating it asdifficulty imposture, but he manfully strives to wrestle with it as a fearful delusion. It does seem hardly credible, yet unfortunately we know it to be true, that disinterested persons of educa tion and worth should at the present moment be actually engaged in en-seven deaveriug to inoculate the community on this side of the Channel with this humiliating and deplorable disease.— Persons, both lay and clerical, have gone from hence to the places where it is known to prevail, and .have re turned possessed with the idea that it is their duty to bring all within their reach under its expanded influence.— At Manchester, Woolwich, and other places, vast gatherings have been held within the past week avowedly for this purpose and we are sorry to ob serve that so far from any warning be ing given against factitious physical excitement, expectations are openly held forth, and prayers actually offered that God would make himself miracu lously manifest by the same tokens as it is supposed that he has shown else where.—Edinburgh Examiner. CONVERSATIONAL INTERCOURSE WITH THE SEXES.—What makes thos*? men, who associate habitually with women, superior to others What makes that woman, who is accustomed to, and at ease in the company of men, superior to her sex in general Why are theassembly, women of France so universally loved and admired, for their colloquial pow ers Solely because they are in the habit of a free, graceful and continu al conversation with the other sex.— Women in this way lose their frivoli ty, their faoalties awaken, their deli cacies and peculiarities unfold all their beauty and oaptivation, in the spirit of intellectual rivalry. And the meninutive their pedantio, rude, declamatory, or sullen manner. The coin of the un-doctrines derstanding and the heart is inter changed continually. Their asperi ties are rubbed off their better mate rials polished and brightened and their richness, like fine gold, wrought into finer workmanship by the fingers of women, thau it ever could be by those of men. The iron and steel of our character are laid aside, like the harshness of a warrior in the time of peace and security. «. ,.r ..,. Susan," said a servant girl, looking out of the upper story of a small grocery, addressing another girl who was trying to get in at the front door, we've all been to oamp-meet ing and been converted, so when you want lager on Sunday yon will have to come in at the back door. IRBEPRESSIBLK CoimcT.-John Brown, E REV MR. 3HLBURN*S O A I O SENATOR DOUGLAS. We make the following extract from a work recently issued, entitled Ten Tear's of Preacher Life," by the Rev W. H. Milburn. The author is wide ly known as the Blind Methodist," who at the age of twenty-two was elected chaplain of Congress. "Rea son at one extreme having been al most shut out," as in the case of Mil ton, a rare flood of celestial light pour as he ear nestness an3d poetic beauty His of several of the leading mem bers of Congress of the present and past generation, including Web ster, Clay, Calhoun, Randolph, Pink ney, Stephen's and others, are truly admirable. That of Senator Douglas we cannot refrain from copying, ft is and well defined as a portrait and when once started will go the rounds of the Press: STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS. The first time I saw him was in June 1838, standing on the gallery of the market honse,which some of my read ers may recollect as situated in the middle of the square in Jacksonville.— He and Col. John J. Hardin, were canvassing Morgan county for Con gress. He was upon the threshold of that great world in which he played so prominent a part, and was engaged in making one of his earliest stump peeches. I stood and listened to him, surrounded by a motley crowd of backwood's farmers and hunters dressed in homespun or deerskin, my boyish breast glowing with exultant joy, as he only ten years my senior, battled so bravely for the doctrines- of his party with the veterau and ac complished Hardin. True I had been educated in political sentiments oppos ite to his own but there was something captivating in his manly straightfor wardness and uncompromising state ment of his political principles. He evcti then showed signs of that dex terity in debate, and vehement im pressive declamation of which he has since become such a master. He gave crowd the color of his own mood as he interprets their thoughts and di rected their sensibilities. His first hand knowledge of the people, and his power to speak to them in their own language, simplyfying arguments suit ed to their comprehensions, sometimes clinching a scries of reasons by a fron tier metaphor which refused to be for gotten, and his determined courage which never shrank from any form of or danger, made him one of the most effective stump orators I ever heard, Less than four years before he walked into the town of Westchester, sixteen miles Southwest of Jackson ville, an entire stranger, with thirty and a half cents in his pockets —his all of earthly fortune. His first emplopment was clerk of a village "vendue" as the natives call a sheriffs sale. He then seized the birch of the pedagogue, and sought by its aid, and by patient drilling, to initiate a hand ful of half-wild boys into the sublime mysteries of Lindley Murray.. His evenings were divided between read ing newspapers studying Blackstone and talking politics, it is a droll sight to see a crowd of men and boys gathered in one of the primary conven tions of squatter sovereigns, at the store on the public square after night. It is a rialto for the merchants, a news room for the quidnuncs, a mixture of the townhall and caucus room tor the politicians, and a theatre and circus united for the huge entertainment of the boys. The establishment is closed for business, but the dopr is open for all comers, and in winter time a cheery fire is kept blazing for the benefit of all. The counterhopper," as the clerk is familiarly called, is on duty as sentry, the counters, bales, boxes and barrels are used as seats by the potent while every one is solacing himself wiih a quid of tobacoo laid away in his cheek, or rank oigar poet ically styled a oabbage leaf. The principle speakers are expected to sur round the stove, each with his back toward it, his hands occupied in keep ing the tails of his coat as far asun der as possible. The members of the society address each other by the dim of their Christian names, as Pete, Jim, Bill, or Steve, and the great of liberty, equality and fra ternity are realized on the common level of smoke, story-telling, tobacco spit and boisterous declamation. Such are the debating clubs where in most of our Western orators, legal and political, have first spread their unfledged wings and tried to soar to wards distinction doubtless it was injust such a school that Mr. Douglas took his first lesson in oratory. He before long, by virtue of bis indomnita ble energy, acquired enough of legal lore to pass an examination and "stick up his shingle," as they call Suiting up a lawyer's sign. And now egan a series of official employments, by which he has mounted within twen ty-five years, from the obscurity of a village pedagogue on the borders of civilization, to his present illustrious and commanding position, drat he was elected the State's at- WHOLE NUMBER 173- torney for thejudicial district in which he lived, and next to a seat in the leg islature. He then run for Congress, but was defeated by five votes, and was afterward appointed Register of the land office in Springfield. Re signing this, he was chosen to be Sec retary of State, and while he filled the office, was selected Judge of the Su preme court of the State. His next step was in to Congress, and in 1846doubted, or 47 he was elected to the Senate, in which he will soon enter upon his third term of six years. Thus, in the twelve or thirteen years that elapse^ from the time of his entering the State a frendless, penniless youth, he had served his fellow-citizens in almost every official capacity, and entered the highest positions within their power to confer. No man, since the days of Andrew Jackson, has gained a stronger hold upon the confidence and attachment of his adherents than Judge Douglas. Whether upon the stump, in the cau cus, or the Senate, his power and suc cess in debate are prodigious. His instincts stand him in the stead of imagination, and amount to genius. Notwithstanding the busy and bois terous political life which he has led,dismal with all its engrossing cares and occu pations, Mr. Douglas has, nevertheless, by his invincible perseverance, man aged to redeem much time for self improvement. For one in his situa tion, he has been a wide and studious reader of history and its kindred branches. Contact with affairs has enlarged his understanding and hasmore strengthened his judgment Thus, with his unerring sagacity, his ma-wiser tured and decicive character, with a courage which sometimes appears to be audacity, but which is in reality tempered by prudence, a will that never submits to an obstacle, however vast, and a knowledge of the people, together with a power to lead them, incomparable in his generation, he may be accepted as a practical states man of the highest order. It must be confessed that there was formerly a dash of the rowdy in Mr.and Douglas, and that even now the blaze of the old Berserker fire will show it self at times. But it must be recol lected that his is a vivid and electric nature, of redundant animal life and nervons energy that he was bred, not in scholastic seclusion, nor amid the conventional routine of a settled population, but that his character has taken shape and color from that of the bold men of the border, where pluck was the highest virtue, and back bone," to use a phrase of the country, compensated for many a deficiency in elegance. His organization is exbeu rant, but not coarse. Like the prai ries of his adopted State, which in their wilderness yield a luxuriant boun ty of long grass and countless flowers, but return to culture unmeasured har vests of wheat and corn so his youth may have known the flush and pride of rude health, yet his manhood turns up, under the plowshare of experience, a loom fit to mature the glorious plants of wisdom, power, virtue and patriot ism. In society, few men are more agree able, provided you are willing to make allowance (which most people in this country are bound to do) for the de-rage fects of early breeding, which can never be entirely hidden. He is sin gularly magnetic in conversation, full of humor, spirit and information, and charms while he instructs. From the London Star. AMERICAN POLICY I N CHIN A E BEST We see in the success of the IT. S mission to China, a complete condemn ation of our own conduct, and, unable to conceal or deny the fact, the defend era of the Bruce system of negotiation endeavor to account for it by offensive ly imputing to the American gov ernment and the American minister a humiliating submission to the insulting demands of the Chinese. Of course they do'nt believe this thing but it is hoped in this way to weaken the worm wood of our defeat at the Peiho, reckless of the insult such a statement involves to the United States govern ment and people. That government, we should all pretty well know, by this time, is not in the habit of tamely submitting to insult or injury from any other power. It is not so long since we ourselves had a good proof of this, and the ignominous dismissal of Mr. Crampton, by the Washington Cabinet, might have suggested the wisdom of saying nothing about sub mitting to insult or about American humiliation. No power in Europe would dare to offer offence or insult to the Western Republic, for they well know it fears them not aqd is ever ready to defend its interest and vindicate its honor when either is menaced. What wretch ed stuff, therefore is this about Mr. Ward, humiliating his country and himself, by going to Pekin in the wayof that accorded with Chinese law and custom? The Americans, who know how to make their rights respected by strong governments, know also bow to respect the peculiarities, or even pred judioes of weak ones, They know that in China they have no right to in- A E S O ADVERTISING Business Cards iv liaes, 1 jroar,- SS.OO do tea liaes do 10.0S One column per year, 70,0S do six mouths 40,00 Half column per year 40,00 do six months 16,00 Foorthcolnmn per year 48,00 do six mouths 16,00 Each square (1C !iaee,or leaa)flrBt insertion 75 Each subsequent insertion ,*5 Legal Notices, per sq., (first insertion) 46 each subsequent SO AH sdvertieementHeoBtinaedaBtilordered o»t Ad vcrtineme tpseti doubleceluma ,Xprii additional. BaV*Advertisements will be changed as often as desired, by paying 25 cents a square for composition. |^r* Business Notices appeaning the Local Column, will he charged 15 ceng per lice for the first, and 10 cents for each additional in sertion. sist upon the observance of western forms, and that if the government at Pekin chooses to consider itself of ce lestial origin, and therefore superior to the rest of the world, it is no busi ness of theirs to go to war with it on that account, so long as it performs its engagements and acts in a spirit of friendliness. That is has done so to wards the Americans is in no degree for the Americans have nev er bullied bombarded or extorted there as we unhappily have done. As to the silly story invented by some witless Frenchman, of Mr. Ward's baring been taken on to Pekin in an enclosed box, it can impose on nobody who has any knowledge of the customary mode ot traveling in China. The celestials have not arrived at that sort of civili zation which rejoices in Express trains post chaises or State carnages, as a means of conveyance they use for for that purpose what was not long ago considered among ourselves, a more dignified and grand style of lo comotion for persons of rank and Mr. Ward, without any doubt, found him self carried to the capital in the honor ably yellow sedan chair, which the art less Frenchman aforesaid has with humor dubbed a box. It certainly is humiliating to Eng land to find the United States so suc cessfully negotiating with China, while she, herself has so egregiously failed. But how will it help us to send a mili tary expedition to Peiho? Why it would only be plunging us into the difficulty deeper, and making success and more improbable. Instead ot acting so foolishy, would it not be to consider a little and see whether we might not, by adopting the method of the Americans, suc ceed as well as they It is true there is a terrible amount of injuries to be atoned for, before the Chinese will come to consider the English as blame less and friendly as they do the Amer icans Qbut a real change in our tone and canduct, vouched by acts, would we dare say, speedily convince the Ce lestials that the past was to be past, restore confidence in our inten tions. W I REVENGE The Celtic legendt, like the Celtic language, though deficient in terms of art and refinement, are peculiarly rich in the expression of the passions.— J°y» grief, fear, love, hatred, and re venge, glow through many an impas sioned strain which still lingers by its original wild locality. On the shores of Mull a crag is pointed out, over hanging the sea, concerning which there is the following tradition, which we have thought would form no bad subject for the painter, or even the poet:—"Some centuries since, the Chief of the district, Maclean of Loch buy, had a grand hunting excursion. To grace the festivity, his lady atten ded, with her only child, an intant then in her nurse's arms. The deer driven by the hounds, and hemmed in by surrounding rocks, flew to a nar row pass the only outlet they could find. Here the Chief had placed one of his men to guard the deer from pas sing! but the animals rushed with such impetuosity, that the poor forester could not withstand them. In the of the moment, Maclean threat ened the man with instant death, but his punishment was commuted to a whipping or scourging in the face of his dan, which these feudal times considered a degraded punishment, fit ouly for the lowest of menials and the worst of crimes. The clansman burn ed with anger and fierce revenge. He rushed forward, plucked the ten der infant, the heir of Lochbuy, from the arms of the nurse, and bounding to the rocks iu a moment stood on an almost inaccessible cliff projecting over the water. The screams of the. agonized mother and Chief at the aw-c fuljeopardv in which their only child was placed, may easily be conceived.. Maclean implored the man to give, him back his son, and expressed his deep contrition for the degradation he had in a moment of excitement inflict ed on his clansman. The other re. plied that the only conditions on which he would consent to the restitution were, that Maclean himself should bare his back to the cord, and be pub licly scourged as he had been In despair, the Chief consented* saying he would submit to anything, if his child were but restored. To the grief and astonishment of the clan, Maclean bore this insult, and when it was com pleted, begged that Ihe clansman might return from his perilous situation with the young Chief. The man re garded him with a smile of demoniac revenge, and lifting, high the child in the air, plunged with him into the abyss below. The aea closed over them, and neither, it is said, never emerged from the tempestuous whirl pools and basaltic caverns that yawned around them, and still threaten the inexperienced navigator on the shores Mull," 23F"A dull clergyman said to the boys in the gallery, 'don't make so much noise, for you will wake your pa rents below.'