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EMPORIA, KANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1862.
Whole No. 239. rcsusaxD imr satusdat uotvixo, At Emporia, I.yon County, Kansas, BY JACOB STOTIiEB, EdITOB A WD PftOFRIKTOK. Office Newt Bttildinp, corner of Commercial street and Sixth avenue. Tekus Two dollars per annum, in advance. 'Jlabs of ten. $17. Clubs of twenty, $30 All papers discontinued at the expiration of the time for which they are subscribed. D. A. PAINTER, ar.BHK OP COURT, ;" BKECKIXaiDGt CO., KAXSAS, ' WILL PAY TAXES TOR NON-RESIDENTS. ID" P. O. Address Emporia, Kas. C. F. OAKFIELD, Civil Engineer and Surveyor . ' i Has a copy of the GOVERNMENT FIELD NOTES Or Bbkckikridg Couttt. ".'RESIDENCE on his farm, adjoining Emporia 'i V. on the east.' 149y A. P. DANDY, REGISTER .OF DEEDS, FOR CHASE COUNTT, KANSAS. WILL ATTEND TO PAYING TAXES for non-residents. Post Office address, COTTONWOOD FALLS, Chase Codjtt. Kas- BA9. 219-31 P. B. PLUMB, N O T AflY PUBLIC, EMPORIA, KANSAS. JAMES MEANS, Stone Mason, Bricklayer and Plasterer, IS ready to take contract for any work in his line. BUILDING STONE and PLASTER ING HAIR for sale. Emporia. Kansas. August 3, 1861 202 P. B. PLUMB. H. O. PLANTZ PLUMB & PLANTZ, . ATTORNEYS AT LAW, And Notaries Public, EMPORIA, KANSAS. CT Office under Masonio Hall, Commercial si It. M. RUGGLES, .A.ttorney at Law, I53y EMPORIA, KANSAS. J. H. WATSON, Attorney at Law, EMPORIA. KANSAS. WILLIAM T. GALLIHER, -Attorney at Law, EMPORIA. KANSAS. S. Ii. KENYON, Attorney at Law and Notary Public, Emporia, Breckinridge Co., K. T. Will atted promptly to all business entrusted to U cure, in the Courts of the 2d Judicial District. A'o, Clerk of the Probate Court, for Breckinridge V iT'.y. Administration papers carefully drawn and the ifui ate legal advice given in the settlement of (oUs. . n!6-ly J. A. MOORE, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND : SURGEON, EMPORIA, KANSAS. 152m6 G. WALKER, Civil Engineer and Surveyor, BRECKINRIDGE CO., KANSAS. Also County Surveyor. Tj ESIDENCE on the Lawrence road, five miles ji j Northeast of Emporia. TJT For he present, orders may be left with V. U. HUNT, at Emporia. Harness, Saddlery, AND CARRIAGE TRIMMING . ESTABLISHMENT, Commercial Street, (vest side) EMPORIA. If V. BUNDREM, a practical workman in 1. the above ''branches of industry," would it rpectfnlly announce that he has opened a 6hop, iid will manufacture to order and keep on hand lltmees, Saddles, Bridles, "Whips, and all other ai tides in his line, at satisfactory prices. . CParticular attention paid to Repairing. 28 JOHN HAMMOND. Carpenter and Joiner, EMPORIA, KANSAS. "COFFINS, Pannel Doors, Window and Door KJ frames, and other job work, done in the best style, on the shortest notice. mayv-tf A. Q. WILHITE, HOOT AND SHOEMAKER. Shop No. 93 Exchange St., EMPORIA, KANSAS. RxrAnuxo of all kinds done on abort notice, and in the best style. , 184 , EMPORIA HOUSE. N. -8, STORES. Proprietor. 1 pHE traveling public can be well cared- for at I this House, on the most reasonable terms. I 'od Stabling connected with the House. Probat Court Breckinridge County. Regular Terms On the first Monday of Jan aT, April, July and October. Persons having business with the Court in va cation will be waited upon at the office in. Euapo- on the first Monday of each month. . NOTES SPICER , December 14, lS61.-tf ' ' Probate Judge. B LAO K S MITHI NG. MADDOCK fc THOMAS HAVE opened ' a new Blacksmith Shop on a SIXTH AVENUE. in the west part of town. j, prrparca va carry on uie ousincsa la. an Emporis. November ?3, 1861. 215 Sheriff's Sale. NorTal H. Kelley, TS. Wm. H. Mayberry, Allen D. Graham. E. B. Kirkendall, - Wesley Pearson. I Y virtue of an execution to me directed, and J issued out of the Court nt the Fifth Judicial District, in and for the county of Lyon, I will, On W EDXESDAY, THE ZOTH OAT OK MT, A. D. 1862, ltwecn the hours of ten o'clock a. w. and four o'clock f. x.. of said day, offer for sale at public n action, at the Court House door, in the town of Kmpcria. Lyon county, Kansas, the following aescnoea real estate, to wit: i he east half of the southwest quarter of section 33: also, the south half of the west half of the southwest quarter of section thirty-three (33 all of township num ber nineteen (19), south of range number twelve (12), east of the sixth principal meridian, situate m the said county of Lyon and State of Kansas Levied upon as the properly of Wesley Pearson and appraised at two hundred and forty dollars ($240). Dated at the Sheriff's Office, this 24th day of April, A. l). lew. JAMES B. COX. Sheriff of Lvon count unty. 5-40 By J. A. Fcixia, his Deputy. $9.00 235- Attachment Notice. Before O. Y. Hart, J. P. of Emporia, Lyon County Kansas. R. B. Hurst, Plt'ff, 1 Aaron Miller, Deft ON the 10th day of April A. D 1862, said Jus tice issued an order of attachment in the above action, for th sum of twenty five dollars .Emporia. April la, IBb2. 37-y $250 R. B. HURST. Strayed or Stolen, ALIGHT BAY MARE PONY, of midd'ing sire, bald face, four white fuet (while from the knees down), is seven years old. Was first missed April 30th. , Any one returning slid Pony to me at Emporia win oe iiuerauy rewaruea. 238 WILLIAM CLAPP. Legal Notice To hereby given to all persons interested in the i estate of B. T.CLARK, deceased, lata Lvon county. S'ate of Kanoas. that, unless the contrary be shown, on the first day of the next July terra of the iroDate Court in and for said county an order will be made for the sale of the south half of the northenst quarter of section num ber nine, township number nineteen, range num ber ten, of the said estate. 238-40 $2 20 ELI L. DAVIS. Black Warrior. HPHE celebrated Jack, BLACK WARRIOR I will stand for Mares, the ensuing season commencing this date and ending Julv 25th lb62. at the stable of JOHN F. SLACK, four miles southeast of Jimporia, on the Cottonwood river. Black Warrior is of the best Kentucky block, iouhr biock. or produce tasen at market price, lor service. &d owner parting with a mare before foaling, or persons bringing mares and not attending regular, forfeits the insurance money. For further particulars, inquire of the undereiened. JOilN SLACK. Emporia. May 3, 1862. 237 NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP. JAMES W. BROWN has opened a Blacksmith Shop near Plymouth, in this county, where ne win oe eiaa to see sii persons wanting any work done in his line of business. He flatters himself, from long experience at his trade, that he can give satisfaction to all. Give him a trial. 237-88 JAMES W. BROWN. PLOW FACTORY. ISBELL 4 WAIT YTAVE opened a shop in Emporia, on Sixth L.JL avenue, nearly opposite the Hotel, for the purpose of manufacturing PLOWS, HARROWS, CULTIVATORS, and all kinds of Agricultural Implements. They are now putting up -fifty Double Shovel Plows, and fifty Single Shovel, tor use this season. They will REPAIR Wagons. Buggies, and all kinds of Agricultural Implements, on short no- e. jtive us a can. 225-50 ISBELL fc WAIT. Chronic Cases Treated. T WISH it to be understood by my patrons and m. me community generally rnai i win pay par ticular attention to the treatment of Chbonio Dis zases or all kinds, Ou Sobes, Soke Eves, and all eruptions of the akin. Also, particular attention paid to disease, of women and children. I have had many years experience in the treat ment of these diseases at the West, accompanied with universal success, and respectfully solicit the patronage or the public. 145 . J. F. NEWLON. M. D MME. DEMO REST'S QUARTERLY MIRROR OF FASHIONS! The Spring number contains Three Large & Splendid Fashion-Plates, THREE FULL-SIZED PATTERNS, Comprising the very las test Paris stylos of HecTf , Child's Apron, k the Ladies' new Spring Mm Coat, Together with nearly 103 Engravings of all the : novelties for Spring Bonnets Cloaks, Trimmings, Chil dren's Dresses, Etc., And valuable information to Milliners, Dress Makers, Mothers, and Ladies generally, present ing the largest and best Fashion Magazine in the world. Published at 473 Broadway, and sold everywhere at 25 Cts., or sent by mail post free, on receipt of the amount; yearly $1, with the fol lowing valuable premium: Each yearly subscriber will be entitled to the selection of fifty cents' worth of plain patterns, from the designs in the book, or from the show rooms, or they may be ordered and sent by mail any time during the year, by paying the postage. Splendid Inducements to Canvassers. Spring No now ready. " 236 GILLISS HOUSE. WEST LEVEE KANSAS CITY. MO. SIX LINES OF STAGES leave this house dai ly for all points in Kansas, and Missouri. Omnibusees and Hacks leave this house twice a day for Westport and Wyandot. 1C3 HOPKINS tar rv. ,-. R. L. FRAZEft, Watchmaker and Jeweler, DEALER in Watches. Clocks. Fine Jewelry, Silver and Plated Ware. Revolvers. Fancy Goods, and Yankee Notions, Eldridge House Lawrence. Kansas. ' ' s7 DR. J. P. MORRIS, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, 'pENDERS his professional services to the peo L pie of Neosho Rapids, Breckenridge county, Kansas. Office and residence in Neosho RaDids. I56tf ORPHEUS C. KERB. Surgery in the ArmyCotton Seminary Editor T. T. : There is a certain 6ome thins about a sick-room, my boy, that makes me think seriously of my latter end and recognize physicians as true heroes of the battle-field. The subdued swearing of the sufferer on his bed, the muffled tread of the venerable nurse, as she comes into the room to make sure that the brandy recom mended bv the doctor is not too mild for the patient, the sepulchral shout of the reg imental cat, aa she recognizes the tread of Lord Mortimer, the sergeant's bull terrier, outside: all these are thing3 to make the spectator remember that we are but dust and that to return to dust is our dustiny. Early in the week, my boy, a member of the Pennsylvania Mud-latfc's, was made sick in a strange manner. A draft of picked men from certain regiments were ordered for a. perilous expedition down the river You may be aware, my boy, that a draft is always dangerous to delicate constitu tions, and, as the Mud-lark burst into profuse perspiration . about the time b found himself standing in this draft, he o course took such a violent cold that he had to be put to bed directly. I went to see him, my boy; and whilst he was relating to me some affecting anecdotes of the rime when be used to keep bar, a member of the Medical Staff of the United States of Amer ica came in to 6ee the patient. This veteran sur.geon Orst deposited a large saw, a hatchet, and two pickaxes, on the table, and then, 6ays he: "How do you find yourself, boy?" The Mud-lark took a small chew of to bacco with a melancholy air, and says he: "X tninK l nave got me guitar in my head, Mr. Sawbones, and am about to join the angel choir. i see now it is, says the surgeon thoughtfully; you think you've got the guitar, when its only the drum of your ear that s affected. Well," says the surgeon with sudden pleasantness, as he reached af ter the saw and one of the pickaxes, must amputate your left leg at once." The Mud-lark curled himself up in bed like a wounded anaconda, and says he: I don't see it in that light." 'Well," 6ays the surgeon, in a sprightly manuer, "then suppose I put a fly blister on your stumick, and only amputate your right arm The surgeon was formerly a blacksmith my boy, and got his diploma by inventing some puis with iron in them. He proved that the blood of eix healthy men con tained enough iron to make eix horse shoes, and then invented the pills to cure hoarse ness. The sick man reflected on what his med ical adviser had said, and then says he "Your words convince me that my situa uon must oe aanaerous. l must see some relative before I permit myself to be dis sected." 'Whom would you wish to send for ?' says the surgeon. "My grandmother, my dear old grand mother," says the Mud-lark with much feeling. The eurgeon took me cautiously aside, and says be: "My'poof patient has a cold m bis head his life depends, perhaps, on the gratifica tion of bis wishes. You have heard him ask for his grandmother," says the sur geon softly, "and as his mother lives too tar away to be sent for. we must practice a little harmless deception. We must send for becretary Welles, of the Wavy Depart ment, and introduce him as the grand mother. My patient will never know the ditlerence. I took the hint, my boy, and went after the Secretary, but the latter was so busy examining a model of Noah's ark, that he could not be seen. Happily, however, the patient recovered while the surgeon was get ting his saw filed, and was well enough last night to reconnoiter in force. The Mackerel Brigade being 6tillm quar ters before xorktown, 1 am at leisure to stroll about the Southern Confederacy, my boy; and on inursday I paid a visit to Cot ton Seminary, just beyond Alexandria, where the Southern intellect is taught to fructify and expand. This celebrated in stnution of le&tniucr is all on one floor. with a large chimney and a heavy mortgag'e upon it, and a number of windowa sup plied wiiii ground glass or rather, sup plied with a certain openness as regards the ground. Upon entering thi3 majestic edifice, the master, Prex Preyton, descended at once from the barrel on which he was 6eated, and gave me a true Virginia welcome: "1 hough you may be a Lincoln horde, says he, in a manorial manner, "the repub lic of intellect recognizes you only as a man. The Southern mind knows how to recog nize a soul, apart from its outer circum stances; for what say the logicians ? Dett est anima brutorem! Take a seat on yonder barrel, friend Hessian, and you shall hear the wisdom of youthful minds. First class in computation stand up !" As 1 took a seat, my boy, the first class in computation came to the front; and it is my private impression, my boy my pri vate impression that each child's father was the owner of a rag plantation at some period of his life. Boys," Bays the master, "how is the ta ble of Confederate money divided V ' "Into pounds, shillings and pence." "Right. Now, Master Mason, repeat the table." Master Mason, who was a germ of a first family, took his fingers out of his mouth, aud says he: - , "Twenty pounds of Confederate bonds make one shilling, twenty shillings make one penny, 6ix pennies one drink." "That's tight, toy pretty little cherubs," says the master. "Now go and take your seats, and study your bowie knife exercises Ulass in geography, stand up." . The, class in geography consisted of one small Southern Confederacy, my boy, with a taste tor tobacco. "Master Wise," says the master, confi dently, "can you tell us where Africa ii" Master Wise sniffed intelligently, and savs he: "Africa is situated at the corner of Sprucand Nassau streets, acd is bounded on the north by Greeley, on the south by Slaver?, on the east by Sumner, and on the west by Ltoveioy' "Very true, my bright little fellow," says the master; "now go back to your chaw ing." i?You: see,, fyend-Hessian,' says the master, turning to me, "how much superior Southerners are, even as children, to the depraved Yankees. In my teaching expe rience, 1 have known scholars only fcix years old to play poker like old members of the church, and a pupil of mine euchered me once in ten minutes. 1 thanked him for his courtesy, and was pioceeding to the door, when I observed four boys in one corner wiib their mouths so distorted that they seemed to have sub sisted upon a diet of persimmons all their lives. "Venerable pundit I" says I, in aston ishment, "how came the faces of those off spring so deformed ?" "Oh," says the master, complacently. "that class has been studying Cat lyle'a works. I retired from Cotton Seminary, my boy. with a firm conviction of the ability of pop ular education, and a hope that the day might come when a Professorship of Old Sledge would be created in the New York University. Yours, for a higher civilization, Orpheus C. Kerr Contrabands to Cultivate the Abandoned . Plantations. The system adopted by the Government on the Sea Islands of South Carolina, is to be introduced into Virginia. Gen. Wool is sued an order, on the 17th, empowering Mr Uhailes Wilder, the superintendent of con trabands in the. vicinity of Fortress Monroe. to grant passports td colored persons to go to Hampton, Fox liill, and elsewhere with in the lines, and to cultivate the ground and use the property of rebels in arms aram?t the Government, or who have abandoned their homes. The same thins ehould be done in all eastern Virginia, which is near ly; deserted and will be left uncultivated, unless the negroes take possession of it. All this region is said to be unsurpassed in fer tility cf soil, and is adapted to the growth of cereals and vegetables of all kinds. The negroes of this section know how to till the soil in the rough way to which Virginia farmers are accustomed indeed they don't know anything else and if insured proper protection by the Government they would orefer to remain in Virginia, and to live on the farms where they were born, and which they look upon as their proper homes, in stead of wandering off to seek an uncertain subsistence in the North. The Northern States do not want them, and it is in every view a matter of policy, as well as of jus tice to the negroes, that they should be al lowed to remain where they are, and be as sured of freedom and protection at the hands of the Government. It is very much to be desired, therefore, that the system adopted by Cren. Wool should be extended through out eastern Virginia, and that wherever the disloyal slaveholders are driven out by our advancing armies, the loyal negroes should ba encouraged to remain and cultivate the farms and plantations for their own benefit A Beautiful Reflection. " I cannot believe that the earth is man's abiding place. It cannot he that our life is cast up by the ocean of eternity to float a moment upon its waves and sink into nothingness I Else why is it, that the glorious aspirations which leap like angels from the temple of our heart, are forever wandering about un satisfied ? Why is it that the stars who hold their festival around the midnight throne, are set above the grasp of our limit ed faculties, forever mocking us with their unapproachable glory " And finally, why is it that bright forms of human beauty are presented to onr view, and then taken from us, leaving the thousand streams of our at- factions to flow back in Alpine torrents upon our hearts! we are Dorn lor a higher destiny than that of earth there is a realm where rainbows never fade; where the stars are spread out before us, like islands that slumber on the ocean; and where the be ings that pass before us, like shadows, will stay in our presence forever 1" Bulvser. Two Wats of Fishiso. When men go a-fishing for trout, they take a light, taper ing pole, with a fine silken cord attached, and a sharp hook with a sweet morsel of worm on the end. They noiselessly drop the line on the watec and let it float to the fish, who nibbles, and by a slight twitch is anded safely on the bank. But when men go fishing for 60uls, they a cable on tie to a stick of timber, and an an chor is the hook. Oi this a great chunk of bait is stuck, and with this ponderous machine grasped in both hands, they walk up and down thrashing the water, and bel lowing at the top of their voices, "Bile or be damned 1" Dr. Bellows. The Richmond Dispatch savs that the effort to stop the stampde caused by the conscription act in Etst Tennessee, is like damning up the Nile with bulrushes. - Whole counties are moving toward Ken tucky. This it denounces as "the har vest which has sprung from the teachings of that double-dyed traitor, Brownlow. ; Emancipation. The Albany Evening Journal, which re fleets to a great extent the views of Mr. Sew- ard, has the following as the conclusion of an article in relation to the effect of the war on the negroes : But the result we anticipated has not come to pass. Slavery, so far from being an ele ment of weakness, has been an element of strength to the rebels. The blacks have failed, except in a few cases, to embrace the opportunities of freedom. They have fail ed as a class to prove that they very ardent ly covet a change ot cucumstances. it is true they have sought our camps in large numbers; but they have not exhibited any thing like a settled purpose to strike for liberty. They have talked vaguely about the "Uanaan of the .north," but they have not struggled very desperately to reach the promised land. It may be answered ' that they have received no encouragement from our Government; but the very tact that they have not't.iken the initiative, bat waited for others to do the work of emancipation for them, is a strong presumption of their luke warmnesi and want of moral courage. So deep has the canker of bondage eaten into the soul of the slave that he is become half enamoreJ of his chains ! We have lit tle to expect from him in the fearful struggle in which we are engaged. Whatever is done for him, must, for the present at least, be suggested by ourselves. We must not only show him the path, but teach him how to walk. This is not a pleasant truth to learn, but we cannot know it too soou. We have counted far too much upon the negro, and far too little upon the stout arms of freemen. as the capital agent in crushing out the re bellion. An Unprecedented Military Appoint ment. Governor Yates has paid a rather unusual, but well merited compliment, to Mrs. Reynolds, wife of Lieut. Reynolds, of Company A, 17th Illinois, and a resident of this city. Mrs. Reynolds ha3 accompa med her husband through the greater part of the campaign through which the 17th has passed, sharing with him the dangers and privations of a soldier's life. She was present at the battle of Pittsburg Landing, and like a ministering angel, attended to the wants of as many of the wounded and dying soldiers as she could, thus winning the gratitude and esteem of the brave fel lows by whom she was surrounded. Gov. Yates, hearing of her heroic and praiseworthy conduct, presented her with a commission- a3 Major in the army, the doc ument conferring the well merited favor be ing made out with all due formality, and having attached the great seal of the State Probably no lady in America will ever again have sucu a distinguished military honor 'conferred upon her. Mrs. Reynolds is now in this city, and will leave to join her regiment in a day or two. Peoria Transcript. Dead Editor. A paper in a neighboring State, after giv ing a long obituary cf a deceased brother of the quill, thus in glowing strains con concludes: "We are glad, also, that such an editor is in Heaven 1 The ffry of 'more copy' shall never be heard. He -shall be abused no more by his political antagonists, with lies and detractions that should shame a demon to promulgate. There he shall no more be used as a ladder for the aspiring to kick down as they reach the desired height and need him no more. There he shall be able to see the immense masses of mind be has moved, all unkowingly and unknown, during his weary pilgrimage on earth. There he will find all articles credited, not a clap of thunder stolen and there 6hall be no horrible typographical errors to set him in a fever. We are glad the editor is in heaven." A Ball in Richmond. They have had a great ball lately in Richmond, according to female rebel au thority, at which Miss Hetty Carey, one of the pretty daughters of Mr. Wilson Carey, prominent secessionist teacher of Balti more, hgured most conspicuously. The story goes that she appeared at the ball dressed as a captive slave, with her arms tied at the wrists, and bearing the shield of Maryland on her bosom indicating thereby the chains by which this State is kept in the Union. Jeff. Davis came for ward during the evening and released her manacled hands by untying the cords that bound her wists, and thus, in the person of the lovely Miss Hetty Cary, freed Maryland from her bondage to the Federal power, amid the stormy applause of the company. Miss Carey and one of her sisters are earn ing a livelihood as clerks in the rebel ad ministration. This event has created the most intense delight and sympathy in the upper crust of secessiondorn in Baltimore. A Ravaged Countrt. There were five emigrant wagons passed through onr city yesterday, en route for Clinton county in this State, having left the Northwestern part of Arkansas some two weeks since. They represent Arkansas as in a condition of entire destitution, having been plunder- d and ravaged for over a year by the se cession armies, ihey state that r rice s army having left for the Mississippi, Gens. Curtis and Sigel had also disappeared, it was believed in pursuit of him. Kansas City Journal. Andrew Johnson has quietly notified the directors of the State Bank of Tennessee, who handed over the assets of that institu tion to the rebel leaders, that they will be held individually responsible for every cent of interest the State had in it. They are very sorrowful, for many of them have great possessions. ' ; Ponograph of General Halleck. To a correspondent of the Chicago Jour nal we are indebted for the following pen sketch of the Western General : While seated on the upper deck of the steamer at an early hour yesterday morning, at Pittsburg Landing, with k party of mili tary friends, a quiet and observant gentle man of about fifty, about five, feet eight in hight, whose weight would, perhaps, be over one hundred and eighty pounds, was point ed out to me as, with one hand in his pocket and the other employed in removing a cigar from his mouth and replacing it there, he walked about the muleteers and wagons among the stacks of pressed hay and bags of oats and corn, among the newly arrived batteries of artillery and regiments of in fantry, and in short, cast an eager eye on every object animate and inanimate a sallow-faced gentleman, who was unmistaka bly, like Paul Pry, "of an inquiring dis position. Occasionally during his peripatetic ram ble ing, an officer would be seen to approach him with a missive, and awaiting his answer would disappear, the stout gentleman re suming his ramble and observations. So an a thin gentleman with a tu!l grey uniform and glasses, wearing the uniform of a Major General, and followed by several staff officers, came riding up and took a survey of the plateau as if in search of someone, and then dashed forward and shook hands with the gentlemen of investigating proclivites. "On that oldfellow with the cigar," said my friend Col. ."depends the fate of our army in the Southwest, and on the other rests the glory of 6aving it from utter annihilation." As my readeis will have guessed, I was ga zing upon Halleck and Buell. Salmon River Gold Mines. The Rocky Mountain News publishes a letter from E. B. Waterbury, a well known resident of Colorado Territory, in which he gives a glowing account of the auriferous ness of the Salmon river region. If the writer's statements approach anything near the truth, they are decidedly the richest gold bearing places on the continent. He says that men have taken out from one to eight ounces, and there is plenty of proof to substantiate it, as the gold is in the hands of the lucky miners, to be seen, test ed and weighed. Though they were open ed but last fall, the shipments from these mines have amounted to two millions, and this was taken out by only a few miners, as many were not aware cf the existence of the deposits in that newly discovered coun try. He states that no one could find a place that was not rich enough to mine gold sufficient to last him through the winter. while instances of success were not unfre quent. According to his statement, there will be 40,000 persons leave California for the mines this season, while large numbers will also leave Oregon. The mining sea son commences in April, and lasts until the first of November, lhe mines are in Wash ington Territory, and cover a large area of country. He advises all persons who go overland to bring all the provisions and stock tbey can, as there will be a demand for it. We presume that this discovery will create a renewal of the gold fever that swept over the country a few years since. There is an old chap in the Berdan sharp shooters, before Yorktown, known as "old Seth." He is quite a character, and is a crack 6hot one of the best in the regiment. His "instrument," as he calls it, is one of the heaviest telescopic rifles. The other night. at roll-call, "old Seth" was non est. This was somewhat unusual, as the chap was al ways up to time. A sergeant went out to hunt him up, he being somewhat fearful that the old man had been bit. After per ambulating around in the advance of the picket line, he heard a low "halloo." "Who's there ?" inquired the sergeant. "It's me," responded Seth; "and I've captured a secesh gun .Bring it in' said the sergeant. Can t do it," exclaimed Seth. It soon be came apparent to the sergeant that "old Seth" had the exact range of one of the en emy's heaviest guns, and they could not load it for fear of being picked off by him. Again the old man shouted, "Fetch me a couple of haversacks full of grub, as this is my gun, and the cussed varmints shan't fire it agin while the scrimmage lasts." This was done, and the old patriot bas kept good watch over that gun. In fact, it is a "cap tured gun." The Cincinnati Commercial says : 1 "There never would have been civil or sectional war in this country, if Jeff. Davis and others of bis tribe had not depended up on their political serfs in the North to hold the hands of the Government. Tbey be lieved nearly half the people of the North would go with the South into a revolution. They were mistaken, and their mistake plunged them and 114 into the horrors of war." ; In the battle of Shilob, two Kentucky regiments met face to face, and fought each other with terrible resolution; and it hap pened that one of the Federal soldiers wounded and captured bis brother, and af er handing him back began filing at a man near a tree, when the captured brother called him, and said: "Don't shoot there any more that's father.'. . A Tennessee correspondent says: You would be both amused and disgusted to hear the variations of Dixie 6ung by the se cesh women in this civilized State. " I send you a specimen brick: , ' If youH go with me to the devil's den, v ; ' III show yon the bones of Lincoln' men: . Look away! look awsy!'" , Embalming bodies has become quite a business at Washington. One physician is said to have made 830,000; The prices are 850 (ot an officer, and 825 for a private.