W. W. PHELPS, Editor.
PUBLISHED EVEKY WEDNESDAY,
ICED WING, MINNESOTA,
A* Independent Democratic Journal.
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Red Wing, Minnesota.
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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
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
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W. C. WILI.I9TOX
•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
Fin Insurance Companies
•HOIIAXTS, Hartford, Conn
OITT FIRS, Hartford, Conn.
W I I ATI O I
AFl'ORNBT A COUNSELLOR AT LAWa-.dwcll
GENERAL LAND AGENT,
RKD INK, MINNESOTA
BRISTOL & PHELPS,
Attorney* at Law.
S A N O
A at a
And Land and Insurance Agcn
RED WING, MINNESOTA.
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
Red Wing, July 17 1S57.
Rooms over the
A L. I E N S A I
SURGEON AND MECHANICAL
E N I S
Drug store, Main si
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.,
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.,
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
SASH, DOOR AND BLIND FACTORY
(One Bloeh above Freeborn's Saw Mill.)
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
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
Main Street, Red Wing, Minncsot
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Drill's, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Olass.Extract
lums, liarks, Roots,• Herbs, Paten-t Medicines.
Perfumes, Brushes. Dyes, Varnishes, Cam
phone, Fluid, Brandies, Wines, Tobacco, Snuil
Sir JAMES CLARK'S CELEBRATED FE
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
1 DEALERS IN
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry,
Red Wing, Minnesota.
Aug. 13, 1S59. l.W-tf
A I A N S
A E S
OF ALL I N S
FAIRBANKS & GREENLEAF,
35 L.ikc street, Chicago.
Rectiliei and Wh.ojhsalcdcalciiD
O it a is 3
Corner Plum *d Thin! Sts.. P?tf
O A S J. S I II
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.
••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
in the U. S. Army,) lie was
accostedjby an individual on the levee
"How do yon do my dear fellow
Glad to see you looking so well. But
that Mas an awiul scare we got, was
"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
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 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
"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.
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
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
"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
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
meditates no such
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
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
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.
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
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
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
wearily back with no olive leaf in
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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