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W W E S Editor. PUBLISHED EVEKY WEDNESDAY, DT A I N A I N N I S AT E WIX(i MINNESOTA A.n Independent Democratic Jonrnal DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS AND EIGHTS OP THE MASSES. As a Political Journal it will try nil mea« hres and men by tho standard of Democratic th»t rineiple*. anil will submit to no test but of Democratic truth. CONTENTS: Tha fontintl will contain Congressional ami Legislative—Foreign and Domestic--ttiver ami Commercial News—Literary Mat ter—('ales---Biographical—Historical. Sketches, Jfce., «fco., &«. «fee. TURKS OP SUBSCRIPTION (*tt*«tfy In A*T»i«e«.) One,Copy, 1 jear »ix Copies,1 year Tee r. wit.nsa. W I E An ji 00 1» Ov .. IS 00 U^r S:ie»9ripiion8 to Cluba must all com mean* at the aame lime, and be strictly in s4**aee. AGENTS.—Postmasters every where are au thorised Agents for this paper. IN ALL ITS VARIOUS BRANCHES, tested in superior manner, shortest notice. BLANKS.—Warranty, Quit-Claim,Rpecia Warrant*, Mortgage liceds, and Township Plats constantly on hand and for sale at thi ofnee. BUSINESS CARDS. W. C. WILMSTO* W I S O Attorneys at Law^ BED WING, MINNESOTA. Will attend to the duties of their profession in say of Ike Courts of this Stste. W C. WILL1STON Ifetsrj Public anil Accent for the fol lowing reliable Fire Insurance MsaciuNTs, CiTf Pm», Companies Hartford, Conn Hartford, Conn. O 1 W I I A fjRlSTOL & PHELPS, LAW AfrORNET A COUNSELLOR AT AX GENERAL LAND AGENT, 11KD WINCJ, .MINNESOTA •Ittorne&s at JLaw. USD WING, MINNESOTA Sly P. S A N O It A to at La N O AUY I Land and Insurance A G. E N O S ent RED WING, MINNESOTA. A N S MATTSON, A to at a AND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, Bed Wing, Minnesota. Particular attention paid to Conveyancing and Collecting. 157-y ASTORHa AT ZiAT. Red Wing, Minn. "Office with Smith, Towno «fe Co. 82- J. t. riSQREY, W. W. CLARK. PINGREY & CLARK, Attorney Counselor a RED WIXGMIXN. Office on Main st. over Baker's Hardware Storo H0B4C1 WILDER Kl.lT.Wn.DS I I Ik E W I O E Bankers & Land Agents ED WING, Minnesota Tor. oney loaned. Exchange & Land Warrant* oaught and sold. Land Warrants, or Money .eenedko pre-emptors,onlong or short time, and on favorable terms. Lands bought and soldo ncom mission i&c. Red Wine, May, 1»S7. O W N E I E I I E DEALERS IN HEAT, ESTATE. W I N I N N E S O A Wil attend to locating land Warrants, pay ment of taxes, col 1'jctioM of notes, and to the pur ehase and sale of Real Estate throughout the Territory: Surveying, Mapping,and Platting of every'klnd dono te order by a practical *ur Tsyor. Copies of township maps furnished Deedsdrawn and acknowledgements taken, All bHsinoss intrusted to them, will re ei»e proeiptattention. .'r.TOWNK, J.C.TIEKCE A I N S N O W O S Hawkim & Co., WOULr take this method of inform! thei friends and tho public gonerall net they are now prepared to do & as Of allkinds, such as House,Sign,Carriage, Srtain and Ornamental Painting, Graining, glazing, Marbling and Paper Hanging. t-eT"p9cial attention paid to all crdersfrom the country. 62tf __ Ked Wing, Jnly 17 1S57. E S I N O E S A E Saddle and Harness Maker (Nett door to Lawthcr's Brick Block,) BaeuS-rnRBT, I WI E A I I N S W A I N SURGEON AND MECHANICAL E N I S ms over the Viint, Drug store, Main at VOLUME 5, NUMBER 24. HOTELS. I I I E I I O I O I A N O E Lcvecstrect,immediately opposite the Steam boat Landing, Red Wing, Minnesota, A. A. & E. L. E E E PROPRIETORS fYlHIS new, spacious and commodious house 1 is now open for the reception of guests.— It has been constructed under tho immediate aupo'rtiaionof 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 furnished in a superior manner. In connection with the house rs a good and commodious stable. Bed Wing,March 1,185S. SStf HED WING norsj JACOB BENNETT, Proprietor, E WING MINNESOTA. £j»~Conneetcd with the House is a larcrc and convenient Stable. Stages leave daily for the and on the'interior. Teams and Carriages on hand to eonvov Passengers to any part of the country. April 24.18 53. 90-tf CIIILLSOtt O S E COBNER OF BROAD AXB THIRD STREETS A. B. MILLER, Proprietor. THIoS new Hotel is now open for the reception the traveling public, where they will find the best of accommodations. There is a good stablo attached. Passengers and Bag gage conveyed to and from the Boats free of charge. Wl-ly A O S E MRS. MABY FLING, Proprietress. This popular House is now open for the r« option of boarders. Board by the day or week famished on the most reasonable terms. January 1,18G0. 179—tf. O O E O S E L. F. HENDRICKSON, Proprietor. This new and commodious House is situated on Plum street, Red Wing. It has been^ built and furnished nnOertho special supervision of the proprietor, all the rooms are well lighted ventilated and furnished, and all persons wish ing to get the worth of their money are res pectfully invited to give him a call, and no pains will be spared to ma^c comfortable all those who may" favor him with their patronage. In connection "with the House is a good stable, and well of water. Ostler always in attendance. January 2nd, 1850. 179tf. A S II. CONNELLY, M. l»., S S I A N & CIBGEOSf, RED WINO, to -NNESOTA. Otnoo on Main strev -, over Brown & Botch ers Hardware Store. 203 tf I850. E WINK W 1850. 1 STEAM PLANING —AND— SASH, DOOR AND BLIND FACTORY (One Blohdc 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 and matched Lumber, Mould ings, etc. Orders promptly attended to, which may al so bo left with Brown & Betchcr. Produce of all kind* taken in exchange for work. COGEL & BETC1IEB. Kcd Wing, April 10,1859. 142-ly li. BRAND, is a a is Main Street, Red Wing, Minnesota Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, (ilass.Extract Gums, barks, Roots, Herbs, Patent Medicines, Perfumes, Brushes. Dyes, Varnishes, Oum phonc, Fluid, Brandies]! Wines, Tobacco, Snuff and Cigars. Atso Sir JAMES CLARK'S CELEBRATED FE MALE PILLS. All of which will be sold for cash at a very] small advance from eastern prices. l!)3mG. O N & E S I N W A A E S AND DEALERS IN A IfD E A I E S or Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, Red Wing, Minnesota. J^"ALL WORK WARRANTED. S 8 Aug. 13, IS.»9. 158-tf A I A N S A I 2 S A E S OF ALL KINDS. A I A N S & E E N E A 35 Lak street, Chicago L. HENDRICKSON, Rectiflci and Wholesale dealer!n O a WAVES tf LIQUORS, RED A A S Corner Plum and Third Sts.. 97tf WI«G MINNESOTA II O A S J. S I FASHIONABLE TAILOR! Will keen constnilv on hand the very best Next do?r to Smith, Meigs & Co.'s Bank Harnesses, Saddles, Bridles, Martingale*, Fly Heta, Whips, Cards, Combs and Brushes, and everything in the Harness line necessary to rig eat a Horse or Team. All kind of work made te order, and •fall kinds done in a most superior manner aad st the «hortest n^tino. A E BKr WIXG MIXXESOTA. mb* 17, 859. 178-lv IIows' S a a Scale*. For sale by THOMAS S. DICKRE Tin Plate WanJtousf, kNo. 45 Wabash Avenue Chi engo. Weiffh out ef level. No check re:icn received on rods, All °F. MASONIC FUNEItA HYMN Solemn strikes the fnneral chime, Notes of our departing time, As we journey hero below Through a pilgrimage of woo. Mortals, row indulge a tear, For mortality is here See how wide her trophies wave, O'er the slumbers of tho grave. Hero another gncst we bring I Seraphs of celestial wing— To our funeral altar come, Watt a friend and brother home. God of Life's eternal day, Guide us, lest from thec we stray By a false, delusive light, To the shades of endless night. Lord of all below—above— Fill our souls with truth and love And when dissolv'd onr earthly tie, Take ns to thy Lodge on high. I E S I O N S OF DOESTICKS. OR NEW YEAR'S DAY IN NEW YORK. When I tell you that every night, after I have pot through my work, and said good night to every one, I retire to my cottage—which no one knows I possess, in a city of which no one has ever, until now, heard the name, situ ated in a land that nobody ever knew of before, you'll think I lie—but I don't. For hours, every day, I live in Chimera Cottage, in the city of No timbug, in the pleasant landofAzey dlyktoavit. It is governed by Blunt man, the Boshlers and I and my true friend, Tom Diconarry, are two of its moat humble citizens. In many—very many respects the land and the people differ from those known to us, and its not at all unlikely that in these columns you'll get frequent advices from the city of No-umhug, and hear many of tha sayinsrs of Blunt, the Boshlers, King of the pleasant land of Azey dlyktoavit. My friend, Tom Diconarry, has re sided so long in the city of No-umbng, that he really has become possessed of the notion that people ought to, and do, say what they mean, and mean to do as they say. Of course, it was necessary to disaVUse his innocent mind of this monstrous absurdity, be fore he could reside in our everyday country with any sort of safely. Among other unaccountable fallacies with which his head was crammed, was one on tho subject of New Year's calls. You'll hardly believe it, but he posi tively thought that people make Ne Year's calls for the purpose of showing good-will and testifying iheir affection for their friends. Well, I couldn't permit him to re main in such a state of mental Egyp tian darkness as that and so, on New Year's day, I made him attire himself in gorgeous array, for the purpose of accompanying ine in my annual parade for inspection by my female friends. Tom said lie didn't know anybody, and actually offered that as a reason why he shouldn't go to see anybody. Tom," said I—hurrying him into a (corner before the rest of the fellows should perceive and laugh at his tre mendous ignorance—" in New York, you don't call to see people because you like them, but because you want to see what the women have got to Avear, and what they can give you to eat and drink. You don't need to know the ladies—if )'ou behave your self, it's all right—they'll think you're a customer of their fathers, or a friend of their brother's, or that you're some one they've met somewhere, somehow, sometime, and, anyhow, it's all right On Ne Year's day, in Ne York, a fashionable suit of clothes is a univer sal letter of introduction—a tasting order on every wine-cellar in Fifth Avenue and Madison Square. So, my boy, go it." W went it. I know some ladies myself, and I know lots of fellows who have sisters, to say nothing of lots of sisters who have fellows, and some who haven't— more's the pity. So we resolved to call and see the ladies I knew and I was to introduce Tom—that sort of thing being permitted in New York. I've known a clerk in a ribbon store in which twelve "young men" were employed, gravely introduce the whole procession of a dozen to the daughter of a millionairious Madison Squareite, on Ne Year's day, when the whole strength of his acquaintance with the family lay in the fact, that he had sold their best looking chambermaid a roll of lutestring ribbon a week before. Before that squad of twelve left that fated mansion, they had whipped out a large ham and two turkeys placed two hundred pickled oysters among the things that were had demolished cake and sandwiches enough to make another small Egyptian pyramid, and had each one fl'lled himself to high water mark with wine and coffee, which they drank mixed half-and-half. W started—snow on the ground— air crisp, brisk and bracing called to see Miss Smith, Miss Brown, Miss Thompson, tho four Misses Johnson, the several Misses Wiggnis, the dozen Srt pisses Jenkins, the brood of Misses Warner, the flock of Misfes TH E RE WIN SENTINEL Minnesota Forever: RED WING. GOODHUE COUNTY. MINN.. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 0, 1861. Jones, and the little army of female Robinsons. Tom enjoyed it much, and soon learned the regular formula, which is something after this fashion Compliments of the season—happy returns—how lovely you look to-day, miss. Yes, thank you—sherry, if you please." At the Wiggins', who live opposite an engine-house, we were startled by the inarching in of the entire fire com pany of forty-sewm men ,in full uniform They didn't takeoff their hats, but the foreman made a little speech thus: "Me and the rest of Ninety's fellers, mum, is come to wish you the compli minks of the season. Here's many of 'em, mum, and hurrah for you." After considerable scrabbling about, "Ninety's fellers" were all provided with drinking utensils, which were duly filled, when the leader gave the word, and every man emptied his face of a chew of tobacco which he held in his left hand, while the form an said: Well, fellers, here's to old Ninety," at which they all emptied their glasses at a single gulp, and after giving "three cheers tor Ninety," they left the house without another syllable to the ladies. At the Jones', a double-team drag ged'up sixteen young clerks, who were a,l introduced by one of* their number, who said Miss Jones, this is Brown, Jinkins, Jellybag, etc. W all know your brother, and he told us to call." They all murmured in confused con cert something that sounded like "complumuns—season.'' They were duly invited to eat and drink, duly ate and drank, and duly departed. It's a common thing for a dozen or more young men to club their funds, hire a carriage, and call in a body on every lady with whom any of their number happens to have a speaking acquaintance. Called on Robjohn, who had just been elected aldorman. His family had received calls from four target com panies, three fire companies, eleven political associationn,and all the roughs in the neighborhood—each individual of whom—claimed to have not only voted for Robjohn himself, but to have induced half a dozen friends, also, to go and do it. These political gentle men had devoured everything eatable in the house, before eleven o'clock in the morning, and finished everything to drink and Robjohn, in despair, had given the neai est eating-house an un limited order to supply all his friends with all they wanted. Eating house gave out at noon—nothing left. Two rival clubs then started together for R.'s house, to see that unlucky office holder he couldn't pacify them with words—had no money—so he drew a check on the bank couldn't get the check cashed on New Year's day, eo they had a dispute as to who should keep it till next morning dispute grew hot! hot! hotter hotter still, and yet more hot Robjohn couldn't stop them Baily, the leader of the Night Owls," hit out at Squilley, the captain of the Tubheads others mixed in women were frightened out of their senses Robjohn tried to separate the fighters got two black eyes, a broken jaw, and his false teeth knocked through the lockilig-glass !. concluded the peace makers were not so blessed after all so he subsided the others- fought it out, and in five minutes there were seven Night Owls" lying about in a state of damage, and four Tubheads" were sprawled around the floor in a similar condition. Bailey had been knocked senseless by a poker, and Squilley had got his quietus with the leg of the piano-stool, which some one had broken in two to make a weapon Merry Ne Year's," and attempt to arrest the front-stair-way for disorderly conduct. Tom and I left the premises. It was now two in the afternoon, and many of the well-dressed people we met were sliding about in a way unaccountable to Tom: explained to him that it was probably the ice, which had thought lessly been permitted to freeze with the slippery sido up. I've noticed that thin often happens about New Year's day. Made our last call at Wilkens'— four daughters and the mother.— Strange effects of lobster salad! nearly every young man who came in had some fault to find with somebody else's lobster salad it seemed to have made them all very thick in the speech, and thin in the legs. Young Tiddleboy and friend came in. T. addressed Miss Philista Wilkins somewhat after the following style "Good New-Yr's Philus Melisty "don't look at me—at my friend he's been drinking lobste salad, but he's all sober—all sober— so're I ma'am. Many happy lobsters no, returns I mean, of course, of this 'spicious cayshun. Thank you: mum. How's the old woman, your father? that is your father, the old woman. Yei'jn, very pleasant weather out doors would've brought you seme if I'd knowed ypn'd like half a pint. Your very g'health, mum." 'I iddleboy, now under the impresson that somebody had given him some thing to drink,, picked up Miss Phii 6 as card-basket and put it to his lip and, having thus upset the cards all over the floor, reproved his friend indignantly for spilling his lobster-sal ad in people's eyes- His friend mean while, had been alternately wishing the piano-stool happy Ne Year's, and trying to shake hands with the chandelier, and had at last seated him self on the centre-table, and was call- And, in fact, nine out ten, who called that afternoon were in such a condition of lobster salad not a single one co'd positively tell his head from a hay mow yet, not one of them refused to drink, although somo of them had difficulty in finding the way to their mouths-and their stomachs were often times in a Ftate of revolution. It w- not until I had got Tom Diconarry out into the street, seen him take off his hat to a sign post, and heard him ask a hydrant what time it was, that I suspected that he too, had taken a spoonful too much lobster salad. He now asserts that I, that night, pulled off my watch with a bootjack, and tried to wind my left boot with a latch key but that of course, was an error occasioned by the lobster salad he had eaten. Next day, repentant, headachy, and philosophically, Tom remarked with the air of a man who had hit upon a great discovery: ..XT igood "Now that we re at homo, in ourj dear city of No-umbng, and can say what we think, I beg to state, that the fashion of Ne Year's calling has fallen from a custom of good feelings and hearty friendship and with very many, has degenerated into a con of. Policeman came but he toOjhadlt^P'ible dodge for seeing the inside evidently been making calls for all houses, to which they would never. he could do was, to wish the hat-stand be admitted on any other day, of speaking to ladies who will indignantly deny the acquaintance the next hour, and of giving to many well-dressed vulgar brutes, the privilege, for one day only, of entering parlors that, at other times, are sacred to gentlemen, which privilego the brutes abuse in every vulgar way, and, especially, by getting drunk without having to" pay for it.*' After an experience so wearing, is it to be wondered at that I must, for this week, offer my excuse, and say, that a series of articles, which I hope may provo interesting, will positively be commenced next week. DOESTICKS, P. A Mississippi correspondent of ihe St. Louis Democrat relates the following incident W overheard a conversation in the kitchen the other day. A negro man from a neighboring plantation has been courting our cook for a long time he came in the other evening, and sitting down beside her, began "Waal, Lincoln is 'lected, and now you'll see, you'll see." "Well, what'll I see? said she. "Never mind, you'll sec." "Well, what'll I see." "You'll see. You'll see." "Yes," said the cook, exasperated beyond all patience, "I'll see more niggers licked than ever, that's what'll 1 see git out thar.' W come to the conclusion that that was a sensible negro. WHOLE NUMBER 282. Mrs. Wilkins would excuse him if hejtion off he kindest "feelings. It is a bit put up his umbrella again—which he jter spirit, indeed that does not feel at once did. kindlv emotions while threading the And so on for dozens fellows all graceful maze9 of a cotillion, ever? suffering from violent attacks of lob ster-salad, apparently, for all complain ed of it some of them tried to wipe their faces on the door-mat, which they picked up in the hall, Tinder the con victions that it was a pocket handker chief some tried to drink out of the oyster tureen, and muttered something, incoherent about salad one held up his plate before him like a looking glass, and tried to comb his hair with a pickle-fork one brought his new hat into the parlor with him, and set down in it and couldn't get out of it, till it was taken away in small peices by Bridget, at whom he winked, and suggested a little more lobster, too one marched up to an oil portrait of Mrs. Wilkens, held out his handker chief, and asked to have some more put into his punch another addressed the bronze statue of Apollo as "waiter," and asked for a little more lobster-salad, and a plate by which name he designated the sheny decanter, which he presented, bottom up. "ADY1CE O YOUNG MEN." it T. 8. ARTHUR. Against dancing much has been urged, but nothing that we have seen having any basis in rational truth. It has been called sinful but nothing is sinful except what is dona from evil intent. Some have said that it awak ens impure thoughts but they who al ing for a boot-jack to put on his slip- le*e "thus have impure minds or pers with. They were finally got out of the way but not until Tiddleboy's friend, who had staggered against the sofa, had half pulled off his coat, and of fered to fight that belligerent article ofjen. If it UTmade""'to interfere Vitii furniture, if anydody'd make a ring on the piano. Then came Piggins and his friend. Piggins immediately put up his um brella to keep off the rain excused himself on the score of lobster-salad was helped to refreshments mixed his coffee with his pickled oysters, stirred the compound with his pen-knife, poured it out on a sheet of music, laid another over it and tried to bite piece out, under the impression that it was a sandwich. When the mess he thus made of his shirt-front had been somewhat cleared away, he noticed it for the first time, and said he hoped have never danced. Such is well known not to be the case. It is a friv olous waste of time say others and unworthy the dignity of men and worn- any duty it is certainly a waste of time as to the "dignity," the objection will be worth considering, when it is un derstood in what a man's true dignity consists. It is a fact worthy of obser vation, that the most strenuous oppos crs of dancing are those who have least charity, so called, for their neigh bors, and one of those persons will spend an evening in animadverting upon the faults and foibles of their neighbors, and indulging in a spirit of ill-will and censoriousness, while those engaged in dancing during the time have been blessing each other with a spontaneous and generous reciproca held up mistake. The pleasure* of sense are not evil in themselves, but good the evil lies in their perversion and abuse. body- step and every motion of the harmonizing with sweet music. The whole truth, in regard to the objections against dancing which pre vail, lies in the fact that it is erroneous ly imagined that all pleasures are in compatible with religion, than which there cannot possibly be a greater The partaking of food is a highly gratifying sensual pleasure but it is not evil, except where eating is abused to the injury of the health. It can not be evil for the ear, so finally at tuned to take in harmonies of music although for any one to neglect all the duties of life in giving himself up to the enjoyment of music, would certain ly be a great evil. It cannot be evil to enjoy the odor of sweet flowers, nor to delight in viewing an exquisite picture, or piece of statuary, or a beautiful landscape, and yet these are all pleas ures of the senses, so called, though in reality the pleasures of the soul, ns it looks out upon and barkens unto the world of nature, and there sees and heres those things that correspond to affections and principles in itself. The law of our spiritual constitution is, that all things of the mind into their fullest power and delight in the lowest of sensual plane and all who hinder in any way this descent of the eoul into the orderly plane of its activity, des troy much of its vital forco, and take away its power of clear intellectual discrimination. Dancing is nothing more nor less than graceful movements of the body in time with the music, and is joined in by two, three, or a much greater unmber, all acting in concert. The brightening eye, the glowing cheek, and the smilling lip, attest the pleas ure that iB felt by each. A pleasure in what? In consummating an evil purpose? None will say that. There is delight, and it must be either in or evil• a Is it in evil? And if so in what does it consist? The dancers are virtuous maidens and young men of good principles, who to'tho sound of music, have arranged themselves npon the floor, and are moving their bodies in harmony with it. It is not evil, we unhesitatingly say, but good for it is alway goed for the mind to flow down into external acts that are in them selves innocent, and encourage kind ness and good-will from one toward another and this is precisely what occurs in dancing. The objections against its abuse are as good as the objections against anything else, but no better. Another use of dancing is, that it gives a young man an easier and more graceful carriage, with more freedom in his social intercourse. It also aids him in acquiring a self-pos session in company, which is so nec essary for the pleasure of all, yet so hard to attain in mere conversational circles, or even in the half awkward promenade, into which a stiff and formal vkting party is sometimes prok en up by an effort, edon to subside again into score of little circles, all detached from the rest, and feeling nothing in common with the wholo. By all means, take lessons in danc ing, if you have not yet done so, we would say to every young man. Don't let an awkward bashfulness prevent your doing so for it is ono of the very best means you can adopt for its Cor rection. You are a social being and are bound to mingle in society, both for your own good and the good of others. Yon are under obligation to give your quota to the general enjoy ment, and under a like obligation to take your own in return, for the sake of that healthy flow of spirits so essen lial to the right performance of ail our duties in life. And, unless you have those accomplishments that ,are com mon in polite society, you can neither give nor receive all the benefits that spring from right social intercourse. A E S O ADVERTISING Business Cards of tire lilies,! year,-. $6,00 do ten lines do 10,«j One column per year, 70,00 •to Bix months 40,-OOJ Half column j»cr year- 40,0u do six month* 2o.0i Fourth column per year 25^00 do six months 15,00 Eiichsquare( lCIines,or less)fir»t insertion 75 Each subsequent insertion ,!JS Legal Notices, per sq.,(first insertion) 40 each subsequent t& Al adverticgmcntfcontSr.r!f 'uKtilorlcreri AdvertisemenUsetlndotibl«celnmii.}£prie additional. fejf" Advcrtisementswillbe changed as ofte as desired, by paying 25 cent* a square f» ooiupositioh. POSTMASTERS,everywhere. are our authorized Apcnts. No paper mailed till the »ubsuriptiori irce is remitted. From the Cleveland Plaindealer: RESULTS O E REVOLUTION— FIV E N E W E S Since the right of secession is claimed by the South and conceded by the dominant party in the North, it is pro per to look at results. If South Caro lina can secede for any pretended cause, herself of course sole judgo ill the case, then Maine can secede. So can Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota or Oregon. If one State can secede so can another, and as a logical sequence each State can coalesce with other States and form Republics of one, two or twenty out of the original fragments of this Union. Now, if this is to be the prevailing doctrine, we would propose the fol lowing list of confederacies: REPUBLIC, NO. 1. A Southern Republic with all the slave states, save Delaware and Mis. souri, the latter in fact and feeling be ing a Western State, and will soon be free as Ohio, with New Mexico and the Indian Territory. The staple, productions of this Re public would be cotton, tobacco,- sugar and niggers. REPUBLIC NO. 2. The Western Republic including tho soteft Northwestern States, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. The productions of this Republic would be wheat, eorn, beef, pork, po tatoes and popular sovereignty. REPUBLIC xo. 3. The Central Republic, including' New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey: and Delaware. The latter named State has elected a Lincolnite to Con. gress, and has not niggers enough to day to run a respectable hotel. The predictions of the Central Re public would be a great variety of cereals, panic makers and politicians REPUBLIC NO. 4. The Puritan Republic, including the six New England States. Productions—Prayers, Priests and: pumpkin pies. REPUBLIC N O 5. The Pacific Republic,including Cali fornia, Oregon and Washington Ter ritory, with the eventual addition of Sonora and Utah. Staples.—Gold, Grizly Bears and Babies. Here are Republics enough to suit seceders, and when any of "the States are dissatisfied with their new Union, all they will have to do will be to raise the flag of disunion and march to a more congenial section a laMixicana. Hoorah for the American multipli cation table and the new American Republics! POST OFFIC E INFORMATION. The last Semi-Official organ of the General Post Office Department, known as Holbrooks Monthly Mail Bag," contains the following Post Office information for the people: A printed business card or the names of the sender placed upon the outside of a circular, subjects it to letter post age. Letters can be registered on the pay ment of the registry fee of five cents for each letter, but if lost, Congress has made no provisions for restitution, if the letter contains valuables. A letter bearing a stamp, cut or separated frorft ,a stamped envelope, cannot be sent through the mail as a pre paid letter. Stamps cut or separa ted from stamped envelopes loose their legal value. The address of letters intended for, delivery in citie«, especially, should include if possible, tho occupation, street and number of the party ad dressed. A singular notion seems long to hare prevailed that it is no violation of law to send an unsealed letter outside of the mail. This makos no difference* whatever. Eycn if tho paper written upon is not folded, it is a letter. If the writer of a letter wishes hi* letter to reach its destination without being subject to the rules of distribution requiring it te be remailed at a dis tribution office, he has only to writo upon the outside, Mail direct," and the wrapper will not be removed until it reaches the office for which the let ter is designed. For forging or counterfeiting TJ. 8. or foreign postage stamps, not less than two or more than ten years im prisonment. Using a postage stamp after it has been once used, fifty dollars fine. O NG ladies do sometims obev the scripture injunction to 'take no thought! for the morrow. A least there is an intimation of cool ind ronce" in the reply of one to an intimation that she did not know the name of her best friends: "Certainly! I do not even' know what my owrr name may bo year from this time." An exchange advertises for com posilors "who won't get drunk," and adds that "the editor doe* all the get ing dri.uk necessary to support the' dignity of the cstabli&hmeui!7'