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W. W. PHELPS, Editor. PUBLISHED EVEKY WEDNESDAY, MARTIN MAG1NNIS. AT ICED WING, MINNESOTA, A* Independent Democratic Journal. DEVOTED TO THE INTEltESTS AND RIGHTS THE MASSES. As a Political Journal It will try all meas ure* and men by tho standard of Democratic principles, and wiil submit to no test but th.t of Democratic truth. O N E N S The Stntintl will contain Congressional anil Legislative—Foreign and Domestic- Kiver an 1 Commercial News— Literary Mat tar— Tales—Biographical—Historical. Sketch:-*, «fcs., ttc &c. &<*. THUUS OF sunscuirTioN: (StrUtly in AAvsnes.) One!opy,lyear $ 2 01 Six Copies, 1 year 10 0. f»» 4 shortest notice. BLANKS.**Warranty. Quit-Claim ,Spocia Warranty, Mortsraro Deed*, and Township Plats constantly on hand and for sale at tlii effi.ee. BUSINESS CARDS. r. wtLowt. WILDER Red Wing, Minnesota. Particular attention paid to Conveyancing and Collecting. 157-y G. REYNOLDS, ATTORNBT AT A Red Wing, Minn. |^TV'Jloe with Smith, To.vne & Co. 32- I. W. PIXOREY, W. W. CLAUK. PINGREY & CLARK, Attorneys A Counselors nt Law, RED WING MINN. Office on Main st. over Baker's Hardware Storo llOMACa WILDER ILIT.W1LDZ II. E. T. W I E Bankers & Land Agents ED WING, Minnesota Ter. oney loaned. Exchange & Land Warrants •eught and sold. Land Warrants, or Money .eanedto pre-emptors,onlong or short time, and on favorable terms. fStr bands bought and sold onsom mission Ac. Hed Wing, May,11*7. O W N S ft I E E DEALERS IN REAL ESTATE. REDWING, MINNESOTA. 4Til attend to locating tand Warrants, pay ment of taxot.collection of notes, and to the piir Chase and sale of Real Estate throughout the Territory Surveying, Mapping,and Platting of every kind done t» order by a practical aur •eyor. Copies of township maps furnished.— De«d«4rawn and aekuowledgomor.ts taken. CJTAll business intrusted to them, will re eive proaipt attention t'f.TOWNX, O FIERCE ACTIONS—NOT WORDS. Hawkins & Co., WOULr OJ?VOLUME 15 00 IV* S'isioriptions to Clubs must all com means at tke same time, and be strictly in advance. A.'IENTS.—Postmasters a verywhere are an •aariieil Ajc«n\a for this paper. IN ALL 1T3 VARIOUS BRANCHES, us ted in a superior manner, and on theconvey W. C. WILI.I9TOX WILLISTOX, •Ittomeys at Law, RKIJ WING, MINNESOTA. Will attend to the duties of their profession in say of lae Courts of this Slate. W. C. WILLISTON, Ketary Public and Agent for tho fol lowing reliable Fin Insurance Companies •HOIIAXTS, Hartford, Conn OITT FIRS, Hartford, Conn. W I I ATI O I AFl'ORNBT A COUNSELLOR AT LAWa-.dwcll A N GENERAL LAND AGENT, RKD INK, MINNESOTA BRISTOL & PHELPS, Attorney* at Law. BRDW1NG, MINNESOTA 51y S A N O A at a NOTARY I And Land and Insurance Agcn RED WING, MINNESOTA. H'AKS MATTSON, A at a A N JUSTICE OF E PEACE take this method of informi thei friends and tho public general! •at Ihey ar«» now prepared to do IP & 53IT a 35 Of all.tinds. such as IIouso,$ign,Carriage, srttin and Ornamental Painting, Graining, laaing, Marblin? and Paper Hanging. SSFVseial attention paid to all crdersfroi lae country Red Wing, July 17 1S57. Rooms over the Red Wine «2tl A L. I E N S A I SURGEON AND MECHANICAL E N I S Drug store, Main si 70m REMOVAL!REMOVAL REMOVAL! REMOVAL BROWN & BETCIIER have removed their stock of SUsarcl.-w«ure 8 1 efco te their Brick Store ou Main 8 treat, heretofor eeenpied by 8- B. Toot. Hed Wing, Jane li., BLACKSM1THING ttY 42EORGE W A E At the new Shop on Main stjeet, within jr*l. i." sh^ ^rissin of.Iordon. RED WINO, MINNESOTA. 79st 5, NUMBER 26. HO THIS. E O O A O E Levcc«trcct,immei liatcly opposite the Steam boat Landing, Ucd \fing, Minnesota, A. A & E L. E E E PHOIMUETORS THIS new, spacious and commodious house is now open for the reception of guests.— It has been constructed under the immediate sapor* iaionof tho proprietors,and nothing ha been omittedtoinsure the comfort and convon ienceof thoho whomay favor them with tlicir patronage. The numerous rooms arc all well lighted, ventilated and furnished in asiiporior manner. In connection with the house is good and commodious stable. Red Wing, March 1,1S5S. SStf E W I N HOUSE JACOB BENNETT, rropr.etor. REDWING, MINNESOTA J^TConncctctl with tho House is a 1 ar£e and convenient Stable. Staircsleavc daily for tho interior. Teams and Carriages on hand to Passengers to any part of the country April 24.1858. 90-tf IIILI«» O S E COKXEB OK BROAD ANB THIRD STREETS THIof A. B. MILLER, Proprietor. S new Hotel is now open for the reception the traveling public, where they will find tlio best ofnecommoJations.i.Tbere i-* a good stable attached. Pas»en»ors and lhijr gajro conveyed to and from tho Boats free of charge. tTl-ly HACK. O S E MRS. MARY FLING, Proprietress. This popular House is now open for the re-officer ception of boarders. Board by tho day orweek famished on the most reasonable terms. January 7,1SG0. 170—tf. O O E O S E L. F. HENDKICKSON, Proprietor. This new and commodious House is situated on Plum street, Red Wing. It has been built nml furnished under the special supervision of tlie proprietor, all the rooms arc well lighted ventilated and furnished, and all persons wish ing to get the worth of their money arc res pectfully invited to givo him a call, and nonearly pains will bo spared to make comfortable all those who may favor him with their patronajre. In connection with the House is a good stable. ofwatcr. Ostler always in attendance. January 2nd, IS50. H'Jtf. pill AS. II. CONNELLY, M. U., PHYSICIAN URGEON, RED WISG, .SHESOTA. Office on Main strc ., over Brown A -Botch er's Hardware Storo. 203 tf I8SO. RED WING 1850. S E A 1 A N I N O —AND SASH, DOOR AND BLIND FACTORY (One Bloeh 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. Orccrs promptly attended to, which may al so be left with Brown & lietcher. Produce of all kinds taken in exchange for work. COGEL & BETCHEK. Red Wing, April 19,1S59. 142-ly li. BRAND, •I Druggist and Pharmaceutist Main Street, Red Wing, Minncsot Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Drill's, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Olass.Extract I lums, liarks, Roots,• Herbs, Paten-t Medicines. Perfumes, Brushes. Dyes, Varnishes, Cam phone, Fluid, Brandies, Wines, Tobacco, Snuil and Cigars. ALSO Sir JAMES CLARK'S CELEBRATED FE MALE PILLS. All of which will be sold forcash at a very small advance from eastern prices. 193m0. & E S I N II ft A E S A.NO 1 DEALERS IN REPAIRERS Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, Red Wing, Minnesota. 0-ALL WORKWARRANTED.JJR Aug. 13, 1S59. l.W-tf A I A N S PATEXT A E S OF ALL I N S FAIRBANKS & GREENLEAF, 35 L.ikc street, Chicago. L. IIENDRICIiSON, Rectiliei and Wh.ojhsalcdcalciiD O it a is 3 WINES LIQUORS, P.ED Corner Plum *d Thin! Sts.. P?tf WIJNCI, MINNESOTA O A S J. S I II FASHIONABLE TAILOR! Next door to Smith, Meigs & Co.'s Rank K2D WIN'S MINNESOTA. mbe 17, 859. Hows'* Standard Scales. For sale by THOMAS S. DICKRE Tin Plait Warthou**, kNo. 45 Wabash Avenue Chi Weigh out ef level. No chock action received on balls. PARADISE. ••Oh is there not a happy land— A land beyond the seas— Where pot-pic smokes in boundles lakes. And dumplings glow on trees? Where ginger-bread is found in stacks, And 'smearcase' by the ton And when you do a job of work, You get the 'ready John!' Where Nature's lessons may be read In every babbling brook? Where bumble-bees don't sting a chap, And muly cows don't hook?" A PiioTOGKArmc MEMORY.—Some people have photographic memories. If they see a face once, under circum stances calculated to impress it on their recollection it remains there for ever. The memories of others are looking glasses, from which the imape passes as the substance is removed. One of the most extraordinary speci mens of the former class of memories we have ever heard of is said to be possessed by a gentleman of Newrines." Orleans. It is indeed if our authority is to be believed wax to receive and marble to retain. Our informant says that some months ago, (this is an"Ay, in the U. S. Army,) lie was accostedjby an individual on the levee with— "How do yon do my dear fellow Glad to see you looking so well. But that Mas an awiul scare we got, was it not?" "Sir," said the accosted, gravely —"you have the advantage of mo." Had the advantage of you, you mean, but not much you were down as soon I was." "Sir," said the party addressed, you speak in riddles. Will ou be so good aa to explain?" "Ah responded the phenomenon, don't remember, I suppose. Quite natural we had only a passing glimpse of each other." Sir, you probably mistake rnc for some one else," returned the other more mystified than ever. "Not a bit of it," said the man with photographic memory. You were on board the steamer when she blew up near Memphis, on the 22d of April, at thirteen minutes past eleven o'clock, nine vears ago, were you not." "Yes, I was, but—" "No buts. So was I. You were blown up sky high. So was I. Not that I se« yon before the explosion. My first and onlv interview with you, sir, was in the air. You were going up and I was coming down. The glimpse I had of you was very short. Your features were distorted by fright our paces were killing, and I was wrong side up. Consequently my op portunities for observation were un favorable but I never forget faces under any circumstances however discomposing. I photographed you, sir, and I have had you in my mind's eye ever since. The moment I sawof you I recognized you as the original of my mental daguerreotype. Glad to see you looking in better trim than when I saw you last. But we all have our tips and downs in this world. Suppose we adjourn where we can crack a bottle of champagne for thehelmet, sake of auld lang sine." "Which" said tour informant "they accordingly did." THE REACTION. The precipitate course of South Carolina in refusing to await the ac tion of the North, but at once plunging the country into all the perils of civil war, has alienated the sympathies of many patriotic men who have hitherto remained her steadfast friends, ready to vindicate the Justice of her cause at any sacrifice. We have one illustra- tion of this in the case of the veteran Commodore Lawi'ence Kearney, who stands second on the active list of the IT. S. Navy and whose resignation we announced a few days ago. In a private letter, Commodore Kearney say's: "Since the course pursued by the Chnrlestonians, I have changed my views in regard to matters in that quarter and elsewhere, and I have asked to be allowed to withdraw my letter of resignation in the Navy." This is a straw which shows the direction of the wind. Crir* On the 2d instant, Governor Pickens transmitted to the Legislature of South Carolina, an offieial account of the seizure of the Charleston forts and the arsenal in which he confirms the charse which has been mado against the secessionists, of haviusr givon a pledge that no change should! be made in the garrisons. We learn from this official source that it was distinctly understood that those who had the right to pledge the faith of 178-ly the United States Government, on the one part, and those who had a similar right on the part of South Carolina, had agreed that after the act of seces sian, there should be no changes in the forces within its keeping at the forts in the harbor, nor should there be any increase of the United States forces, until after the eommlsfrioners appointed by the convention shot-Id rods, All present themselves at Washington,vessel laud lay before the President of thethey THE RED WING SENTINEL. tllimteseta Forever! RED WING, GOODHUE COUNTY. MINN,, WEDNESDAY. United States the ordinance of seces sion, ami for tlio State to account for the public property on just and equita ble principles." BREVITY.—Colonel S., of the Royal Marines, was always distinguished for the perspicuity and brevity of his speeches, of which the following which was delivered on going into the bat tle of the Nile, is a specimen Sir James Snutnerez, who command ed the man-of-war to which he belong in a lengthened speech wound up the feelings of Ida hearers to the highest pitch of ardor for the fight, by remind ing them of the duty they owed to their king and country and, though last, not least, he desired them to call to mind their families their parents, and sweethearts, and to fight as if thebecause battle solely depended on their own individual exertions. lie was answer ed by looks and gestures highly ex pressive of their determination then, turning to our hero he said, "Now, S., I leave you to speak to the ma- S., immediately directed their attention to the land beyond the French fleet. "l)o you see that land there he asked. They all shouted. ay, sir "Norn-, my lads, that's never to return while he was in power, the land of Egypt and if you don't) She left, and did not return until the fight like devils, you'll soon be in the Minister resigned, house of bondage." lie was answered! .. .. by a real British yell, fore and aft- A SOUTHERN MONARCHY. A correspondent writing from Mo bile to the London Pout, gives the subjoined g«ntle hint to Queen Victo ria to come to the rescue of "imperiled slavery:" "I hope Queen Victoria will lend us twenty or thirty of her men-of-war ships to assist our commerce. If she keeps good faith with us, there is no telling what might happen. I would not be surprised to see good, sound constitu tional monarchy here in three years.— We are republican aristocracy already, and sooner than allow the country to be destroyed by emancipation of thewithin negro, we boldly look to a strong gov ernment, and who would suit so well as one of Queen Victoria's sons? You then would be our friends out and out. Our eight States are as large as air Europe, save Russia, and here is theroom foundation of a great people—negroes and all. We want foreign commerce, the establishment of the useful arts, and we want liberalism, the arts and sciences, and we have riches enough for all this." ANOTHER REGAL ENTREE. Tho visit of the Prince of Wales to this country has been productive of the happiest effects. The enthusiasm with which we greeted the young gentleman has induced the most predjudiced of our British cousins to scratch his head with perplexity, and wonder if he hastheir not been in the smallest possible de gree mistaken all along in his estimate the qnalities of the "Yankees. The British Hon smiles complacently .places his massive head gracefully upon his plethoric paws, and suggests that the American eagl«is by no means a bird of ignoble birth or low propensities: Britannia herself takes off her pretty lays down her shield, and re-their quests permission to say that Miss Columbia is a "jolly" creature, and ifFrenchman not a "perfect brick," decidedly a "good Varied customer." One London journal goes so far as to intimate that it should not be pur prised to learn that Queen Victoria herself might be tempted, next season, to "honor her loyal subjects of Cana da" with a visit—which, of course means that she might also test the 0 the people of the United States. Let her come. We venturethe to assert that she would bo received with still greater demonstrations of amiability than vouched to her oldest son. Although we are democratic re publicans, the whole of us, and temn the frippery of a court and the political errors of even a constitutional monaachy, we have no feeling of enmity for the individuality of sov eieigns. It is the system of govern ment we dislike, and not the person man or woman, who may be at the head of that system, and, consequently, its visible representative. Besides all this. Queen Victoria belongs to tho sex which is practically more honored in this country than any other-on the face of the globe. She is also admired as a good" woman, a cor rect wife, and exemplary mother. She has triple reasons, thorfove, for a con viction that her reception here would be something brilliant beyond parafel. But she will not come. Take our for wor meditates no such t) Bhe anomalv. A Washington' correspondent adds: A gentleman arrived this evening from Charleston, in company with Commodore Shubick. Both say the panic which prevails there is unparal leled. Tnere is a great lack of food} business is prostrated the people are idle, and patrols are wandering up and down to preservo order. lie* expres ses the opinion that they cannot hold out in their present position long, tin less Georgia comes to their relief, No entered or left the harbor while were there." JANUARY 28, 1861. THE Boston Medical and Surgical Journal says that tobacco, when smoked, prevents el«rgyman's sore throat. It has been said that lew if any instances of this affection can be found to exist iu those in the habit of smoking, and we know of one or two instances where it yielded at once to the influence of tobacco. It probably acts by allaying commencing irritation, which, if allowed to increase, would end in inflamation and perhaps by counteracting any spasmodic condi tion of the surrounding muscles, a very natural source of trouble in this dis tressin" disease. The latest explanations of tho Em press Eugenie's tour in England is,that it was a fit of womanly pett'shness she could not have what she wanted. In other words, because the Minister of Police did not comply with her command to afford a protege of her own the brilliant advantages of the Conservatoire on a particular evening, she requested his dismissal of the Emperor. He was a faithful servant, and the Emperor refused to comply. Her Spanish blood turned a deeper red, and she vowed to leave Paris,and According to recent advices, the exiled Italian Dukes are preparing for "hard times." The Duchess Regent of Parma has reduced by half the emoluments of her representa tives at the European courts. The Grand Duke of Tuscany and theried Duke of Modena have determined to suppress all their representatives at the end of the year. From the month of December the troops of the Duke of Modena will be informed that they are liberty to return home or to enter the Austrian regiments at Venctia. OCTA California newspaper says that ther is at Marysville, a hen's egg, the shell of which, at the small end, when broken, seven grains of wheat were found, much swollen, and greenly germinating. Between the skin of the egg and the shell, an unu sual large vacancy allowed abundant for this wonderful vegitation. The shoots of the grains adhered firm ly* to the skinny film enclosing the meat of the egg. FAREWELL TO THIS WEED.—No more tobacco in the French public educational institutions. The Royal interdict has gone forth—and good bye to the meerschaums! farewell to the cigars! As a general rule, French students are not addicted to intoxica tion. They are not imbibers of ardent spirits to an inordinate extent, their bibulous excess is commonly limited to wines. But they are alarming consumers of tobacco. They make up for their moderation in drinking by their immoderation in smoking, and the effect upon their health is quite disastrous. But how wiil this total abstinances principle, established by governmental authority, succeed? What will the students do without their be loved pipes and Havana? We pity instructors! For, of all tho most impracticable of human beings, the without his "smoke" is the most impracticable. LEGISLATIVE TOPICS TrtE WINONA RAILROAD PROGRAM. Senator Norton yesterday, in the Senate, introduced a bill developing the proposed policy ot the frienc-s if the Tarnsit read. It provides: First—That whatever rights the Slate acquired, by reason ot the sale of Transit road by the Governor, on tho 23d of June last, are granted to Orville Clark, Abraham King, John W. Kiik,RobertHighau,W. H. Smith, Nelson H. Stewart and R. W. Perkins, free and clear of all liens and claims thereon, by the State of Minnesota. Second-—That all the franchises and rights granted to the Transit Railroad Company by the Territory or State of Minnesota, are vested in the above WHOLE NUMBER 234. named gentlemen, who are authoiizedjThcy first endure, then pity, then, empracc.' to organize the Winona, St. Peter j.n'1 Missouri river Railroad Company. Third—The condition of these sev eral grants are, that the new company shall, within eighteen months from the passage of this act, make and com plete and put in operation a first lcass railroad from Winona to Rochester, and shall furnish a further section, to connect With the Cedar Valley Rail road, within three months after the road is completed to the point, ofjunc tion, provided the time shall be at least two years fiom the passage of the act, and also provided that the whole line of said Railroad, from Winona to St.Isles, Peter, shall be completed within three years i^owrtA.-Bcstows all rights, &c, of the Transit road on the new company, and gives it power to execute mortga ges or trust deedsof their property,&c., to secure the payment ot any money borrowed or liabilities incurred.—Pio neer. Fort• Bairancas and the navy yard were taken by the Alabama, aud Florida troops. THE GREATEST MYSTERY.—The following beautiful passage is taken from Timothy Titcomb's [Dr. IIol land] "Preaching upon Popular Prov erbs:" The body is to die so much is certain. What lies beyond? No one who passes the charm of that boundary comes back to tell. The imagination visits the realms of shadows—sent out from some window of the soul of life's restless waters, but wings its waythe wearily back with no olive leaf in itsview beak as a token of emerging life be yond the closely bending horizor. The great sun comes and goes in heaven, yet breathes no secret of thefrom ctherial wilderness the present moon cleaves her nightly passage across the upper deep but tosses overboard no message and displays no signals. The sentinel stars challenge each other as they walk their nightly rounds, but we catch no syllable of their countersign which gives passage to the heavenly camp. Between this and the other life is a great gulf fixed across which neither eye nor foot travel. The gentle friend, whose eyes we closed iu their last sleep long years ago, died with rapture in her wonder stricken eyes, a smile of inef fable joy upon her lips, and hands folded over a triumphant heart, but bur lips were past speech, and intimat ed nothing of the vision that enthrall ed he. 0-^~ Three sisters, all fast, recently set up a gambling house in St. Peters burg, Russia, and being very pretty and amassed much money and mar men of position. Growing weary and having obtained all they desired of their connubial partners by the matrimonial relation's, they contrived, by secret charges against their liege lords, to make it appear that they were plooting againt the Czar. The husbands were therefore sent to Sibera and the wives managed to secure a good part of the estates. They then went to London, assuming to be Rus sian Princesses, and are now there, intriguing in politics and making a sensation by their beauty aud their admirable coquetry. They gamble extensively and win fabulous sums of gallant gentlemen in hiSh positions, who become fascinated by their charms. What will be the end of the glittering career of those Circean sis rers, our correspondent who relates the above incidents does not prophe-of cy. SOUTHKKN BANDITTI.—The follow ing item from the Charleston Mercury, embodies about as much treason as could well be condensed in the same space. An organized banditti would certainly be a fit culmination to theshow disunion madness of the South: "Bnt let Florida hold these forts, and the entire aspect of aifairs is changed. Such vessels, in time of war, will have no port of entry, and must be snpplied in everyway from a very long distance, and that at sea while the commerce of the North in the Gulf tcill fall an easy'prey to our hold2rivateers and California gold will pay all such little expenses on our part. We leave the matter for the reflection and decision of the people of Florida." A FUSS ABOUT WORDS. One of our exchang epapers allud es to a now word which has suddenly leap into comtion use in England. It is the word "bumptious." The proba bility is that, we shall import it before long into this country, as we ordinarly import all such novelties but, until that time, let it bo understood that it signifies "self-satisfied," or "con ceited." The English have ridiculed us for manufacturing absurd additions to the language, and "many a time and oft on the Riallo" of literature have they held up to scorn tho expressive terms which exigency often coins in a new country. But in nine cases out often they ultimately fall into the use, The word "fix," for instance, was for a long time, unmercifully badgered by British reviewers as an American ism ofthe grossest kind, and yet it has become thoronphly Anglicized, and "fixed," and even "fixity, are to be met with now, in the pages of. thecity most fastidious English magazines. In a similar way the word "consid erable," in the sense of a good deal, or a good many, was the butt of transatlantic criticism for years yet,present we find it in frequent nse at present by Thacksry, Sala, and other pop ular magazinc'-writers of the British as though it were in no respect objectionable. In short, homely words, like homely people, will ever succeed, despite their unprepossessing features, if they are only useful. Utility is theGovernor real measures of value after all, in every day life. Queen Victoria recently visited Oxford, where her oldest son is at ...college. The Prince ot Wales con imdj ducted his mother through the collegi [ate hulls. 1Z ATES OP ADVER'IIWltq? I Business Curds offivelines, 1 year,-••••##,00 do- ten lines do .--10,00 Onccolnmn par year, ..70,04 io six months •'••••40,00 Half colnmn per year- 40,00 do six months 2ii,0W Fotirthcolunin per year 25,00 do sixinouths l.r),00 Each squarc(lC'jnc?,oMcss)first insertion^ Each subsequent insertion f.-.t. fjg Legal Notices, per sq..( first insertion) 49 ouch subsequent '.• Al adverticsmonrfeontirrrrnstilorferedi» AdyertiseinonttsotindonbltowlcmnJi'pfie additional. J^Advcrtiscmcntswillbechaiigedaseftot as desired, by paying 25 cents a kqaare ft ooni position. I'osTMA?Tin:!«.e.vcrywhcre.arcoura0fh©rfc#4 Agents. No paper mailed till the sabscriptiott irec is remitted. SCOVEBY OF A NE W LAKE.—A etter from Rev. E. G. CrEAtt. the chaplain of Fort Ripley, in this State, announces the discovery of a beautiful lake, hitherto entirely unknown ts white men, although only air mile* from the Fort. He Bays: The laksi is from two to three mites in length, and has a margin of rare beauty, of fine pebbles, and broad enough, from position I occupied, as far as tho extended, to accomodate ft car riage. It is surrouuded with a dark dense forest of pine and other timber with high land opposite to the position which I saw it." The Indian* call it Big Fish Lake. NEVER WRITE VERSES. Take our advice, young man, and] never write poetry. It is a poor prac* tice at best. It is wholy unprofitable, and-as the business world goes-slight* •y diKcrediu.ble. You may write piose al1 your life and, if you do it but trier* oly rrell, your neighbors will respect y°urability but should you write j:o 'try, perhaps one reader in thous and will be cabable of forming an honest judgment as to its merits, while the remaining nine hundred and nine ty-nine will be divided in opinion as to whether you are a fool or a genius and the entire community will button up pockets when you approach, inferring that you are disposed to borrow mon ey. Few people connect poetry with common-sense, and quite as few with common honesty. Write stanzas, therefoi e, if you arc in trade, and seer how elamoroug your creditors will become for "that small bill for versefl and reverses are presumed to be nee* essary companions, and the "paths of glory," in the sonnet line aro alwave supposed to lead to the grave of all business prosperity. COCKADES.—A wandering disunion* ist from Yazoo, Mississippi, with a cockade, somewhat less in size than a saucer, on his hat visited Mr. Lincoln at his rooms, on Wednesday, and was courteously received. From the fel low's appearances, when he slunk out of Mr. Lincoln's presence, We are rare that he had a meaner opinion of him self than when he went in, though not a word was saitr whfch had the re motest reference to his impudence and treason. His cockade was the cause much excitement in Spr'n fiel 1 but beyond a few pi inted questions ad dressed to him, he was not made aware of the disgust he provoked' Another one of the cockade tribe came up on the Central Road a few days since, as far as Urbana, where he attempted to buy corn. He was told to take that thing ofout his hat and the color of his money, and he could have all the corn he could pay cash for. He put the puckered rib bon out of sight, bought his cargo and went home a Union man.—Chicago Tribune. TH important post of Pensacola, Florada, is now well guarded. There is one company of Infantry, with two vessels of war, at that station, with one of the finest harbors in the world, and holding the key of the Gulf of Mexico, is occupied by a sufficient force to protect it against any attack the revolutionists can make upon.it. Hampton Roads, the other naval sta tion iu the South, is likewise in a se cure position. MAYOR WOOD, of New York, is de termined that South Carolina shall not absorb all the sect ssion of the ye 1861. He therefore, writes a long message to the City Councils, setting forth the ills inflicted upon that City by the State, and endeavors to per suade them to secede from the Stato and the Union, aud set upforthem selves. It is now ascertained that -all the Receding States have drawn their quota of arms for 18GI in advance. The order from South Carolina was filled themselves, on the very Words they only a tew days before the passage of have contemed* familiar with their face, the ordinance of recession. THE news from Mexico is important aud would now excite not a little inter est, had we not, just now, a more ex citing case of political Mcxicanism nearer home. Miramon is finally de feated, and the rightful, constitutional government, under Juarez as Presi dent, has gained possession of the of Mexico* A correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette says: The temper prevailing to-day is worse than I have ever seen it since the commencement of the session of Congress. Nothlsg will satisfy the Gulf States except en tire submission to all of their demands THE Ncw*York Times says: It ie understood that South Carolina baa agents in this city, and at other impor tant points, who promptly notify, the of every movement of troops intended for the reinforcement: of the military post at the South* A large ball of fire was seen in the northern heavens at Downington. Pa.*, on Tuesday evening, which gradually fell from its altitude and broke into innumerable smaller balls of lire and disappeared.