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EMPORIA, KANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 31. 1862. Whole No. 241;. Cfje (&mpxh Ifrtojs. PUBLISHED ZTZfiT SATURDAY XOKXEfG, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, BY JACOB STOTLEE, EDITOK AJTD PiOPRIXTOR. At Office News Building, corner of Commercial street and" Sixth avenue. Teems Two dollars per annum, in advance. Clubs of ten, $17. Clubs of twenty, $30 All papers discontinued at the expiration of the time for which they are subscribed. D. A. PAINTER, CLEB IKL O r COURT, LTOX CO., KANSAS, WILL PAY TAXES FOB NON-RESIDENTS. ET P. 0. Address Emporia. Kas. C. F. OAKFIELD, Civil Engineer and Surveyor Has a copy of the GOVERNMENT FIELD NOTES Or Ltojc County. VESIDENCE on his farm, adjoining Emporia .ilX on the east. 149y A. P. GANDY, REGISTER OF DEEDS, FOR CHASE COUNTY, KANSAS. WILL ATTEND TO PAYING TAXES for non-residents. Post Office address, COTTONWOOD FALLS, Chasi County, Kan sas. 219-31 P. B. PLUMB, NOTARY PUBLIC, EMPORIA, KANSAS. JAMES MEANS, Stone Mason. Bricklayer and Plasterer, FS ready to take contracts for any work in his X line. iSUlJ-ilJlvi w aiuj!iritnaruAoiiiv INO HAIR for sale. Emporia, Kansas, August 3, 1861 202 P. B. ril'MB. H. O. PLANTZ PLUMB & PLANTZ, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, And Notaries Public, EMPORIA, KANSAS. IT" Office under Masonic Hall, Commercial si R. M. RTJGGLES, Attorney at Law, 153y EMPORIA, KANSAS. J. H. WATSON, Attorney at Law, EMPORIA, KANSAS. WILLIAM T. GALLIHER, A ttor ney at Law, EMPORIA, KANSAS. S. Ii. KENYON, Attorney at Law and Notary Public, Vmnnrin 7". won Clauntii. Kansas. Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to 1.13 care, in tne uourts ox toe ruin ouuiciai uia trict. A miniatrntinn rurnpra carefullv drawn and the i equiiite legal advice given in the settlement of otlatts. nio-jy J. A. MOORE, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, EMPORIA. KANSAS. 152m6 G. M. WALKER, Civil Engineer and Surveyor, LYON COUNTY, KANSAS. Also -County Surveyor. 1 ESIDENCE on the Lawrence road, five miles ii j Northeast of Emporia. ftOT For the present, orders may be left with V. O. HUNT, at Emporia. Harness, Saddlery, AND CARRIAGE TRIMMING ESTABLISHMENT, Commercial Street, east ride) EMPORIA. IT V. BUNDREM, a practical workman in Ji the above "branches of industry," would r ypectfully announce that he has opened a shop, and will manufacture to order and keep on hand Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Whips, and all other .m tides in his line, at satisfactory prices. (ETTarticular attention paid to Repairing. 23 JOHN HAMMOND, Carpenter and Joiner, EMPORIA, KANSAS. C COFFINS, Pannel Doors, Window and Door J frames, and other job work, done in the best stjde, on the shortest notice. may7-tf A. O. WILHITE, HOOT AND SHOEMAKER. . Shop No. 93 Exchange St., EMPORIA, KANSAS. Repairing of all kinds done on short notice, and in the best style. 184 EMPORIA HdlJSE. N. S. STORES, Proprietor. ' IHE traveling public can be well cared for at I this House, on the most reasonable terms. Good Stabling connected with the House. 14 Probate Court Lyon County. Regular Terms On the first Monday of Jan mry, April, July and October. Persons having business with the Court, in va cation will be waited upon at the office in Empo ia, on the first Monday of Moh month. NOYES SPICER. December 14, 1861.-tf Probate Judge. BLACKSMITHIITG7 MADDOCK & THOMAS HAVE opened a nw Blacksmith Shop on SIXTH AVENUE. in the west partoftrwn. and are prepared to carry on the business in all its various branches. , Emporia. November 23. 1861. . 215 OB PRINTING, ot every description, neatly and promptly executed, at tb6 JTncs Orricz. Notice of Appraisement. John Scott vs. William Bond NOTICE is hereby given, that I will cause to be appraised, according to law, on the premises, on the 16th day of June, A. D. 1862, the following described property, to wit: The nortnwest quarter oi secuon numoer ininy-ure (33). in township number seventeen ill), range number eleven, east of the sixth principal merid ian, situate in the county of Lyon, State of Kan sas. Dated at the Sheriff's Office, this 21st day of May, A. D. 1862. jaiijs it. uua, anenn. By J. A. Fkxlib, TJnder:Sheriff. 240-2 $3.40 Notice of Appraisement George Stevenson vs. James T. Hollidav. "VTOTICE is hereby given, that I will cause to 1 oe aDcraised. according to law, on uie premises, on the 14th day of June,. A. D. 1862, the following described property, to wit: The nortnwest quarter or section numuer ten .ivj, in township number nineteen, range number twelve (12). east of tne sixtn principal meridian, situate in thn eonntvof Lvon. State of Kansas. Dated at the Sheriff's Office, this 21st day of May, A. D. 1862. JAM .3 JJ. UUA, onenn. By J. A. Fciitn, Under-Sheriff. 240-2 $3 20 'THE subscriber has in his possession a span of JL horses one a bay, about eight years oia; tne other a sorrel, about five, rather large size. The above Ttronertv is smvDosed to have been stolen The owner is requested to call, prove property. pay charges, and take them away. Li. ti. 13U ItlJl.. Fremont, Kansas, May 24, 1862. 240-2 $1.60 Legal Notice TS hereby given to all persons interested in the 1 estate of B. T. CLARK, deceased, late of Lvon county, Slate of Kansas, that, unless the contrary be shown, on the first day of the next j uiy term ot tne frooate court in ana ior saia county an order will be made for the sale of the south half of the northeast 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. THE celebrated Jack, BLACK WARRIOR, will stand for Mares, the ensuing seanon, commencing this date and ending July iiota, 1862, at the stable of JOUH D. SI. AUK, four miles southeast of Emporia, on the Cottonwood river. .Black Warrior is of the best Kentucky stock. Young stock or produce taken at market price, for service. An 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 undersigned. JUiLiN SL.AUK-. Emporia, May 3, 1862. 237 NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP. TAMES W. BROWN has opened a Blacksmith oj Shop near Plymouth, in this county, where he will be glad to see all persons wanting any work done in his line of business. He flatters himself, from long experience at his trade, that he can give saustaction to all. Uive him a trial. 237-88 JAMES W. BROWN PLOW FACTORY. ISBELL A WAIT TTAVE opened a shop in Emporia, on Sixth I I avenue, nearly opposite the Hotel, for the purpose of manufacturing fLOWS, HAKKO WS CULTIVATORS, and all kinds of Agricultural Implements. Thev are now Duttinsr ur fiftv Double Shovel Plows, and fifty Single Shovel, for use this season. They will REPAIR Wagons, Buggies, and all kinds of Agricultural Implements, on short no tice. Give us a call. 225-50 ISBELL & WAIT. Chronic Cases Treated. T" WISH it to be understood by my patrons and a tne community generally mat x win pay par ticular attention to the treatment of Cheojuo Dis eases or all kinds. Old Sores, Soee Etes, and all eruptions of the skin. Also, particular attention paid to diseases ol 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 of the public. 143 J . r . JN W JjUiN , M. JJ. MME. DEMOREST'S QUARTERLY MIRROR OF FASHIONS The Spring number contains Three Large & Splendid Fashion-Plates THREE FULL-SIZED PATTERNS, Comprising the very lastest Paris styles of Mecif , Child's Apron, k the Ladies' new Spring Walking Coat, Together with nearly 100 Engravings of all the novelties for Spring Bonnet?, 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. JFu bushed at Hi Broadway, and sold everywhere at zio Uta., or sent by mail post free on receipt or the amount; yearly $1, with the fol lowing valuable premium: Each yearly subscriber will be entitledjto 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 uunng tne year, uy paying tne postage Splendid Inducements to Canvassers. Spring No now ready. 23b GILLISS HOUSE. WEST LEVEE KANSAS CITY, MO. CJIX LINES OF STAGES leave this house dai ly for all points in Kansas and Missouri. Omnibusses and Hacks leave this house twice a day for West port and Wyandot. 165 HOPKINS 4 STARR- TWriHw R. L. FRAZER, Watchmaker and Jeweler, TVEALER in Watches, Clocks, Fine Jewelry XJ Silver and Plated Ware, Revolvers, Fancy Goods, and lankee Actions, Eldndge House Lawrence. Kansas. . 57 P. G. HUNT, REGISTER OF DEEDS, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas. XXTILL attend to the payment of taxes for con T residents. Will furnish Blanks, and make out and take acknowledgment of Deeds. January 13, 1862. 223 DR. J. P. MORRIS, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, rrENDERS his professional services te- the poo I pie of Neosho Rapids, Breckenridge county, Kansas. Office and residence in Neosho Rapids l?.6tf THE CROWN OF A HUNDRED SOUS. It was past midnight, and the bride had already been some time in the nuptial cham-1 ber, when the young spouse succeeded at last in escaping from bis friends and leav ing the ball . room, when he ascended the stairs, upon one of the landing places of which a waiting maid met him and told him to enter. The new husband rapped lightly upon the door, and threw himself at the feet of a wo man, who was waiting for him, seated near the fire, in an elegant night dress, such as rich widow might be expected to wear whose desires had been satisfied by a new marriage. "Rise, my friend,' said she to her spouse. giving her hand. v Ho, no, madam, replied the young man, seizing upon a white nana which he clasped between his own, and carried to 13 lips.: "no, leave me at your feet; and do not withdraw your band, for I fear lest you escape me; 1 tear that ail this is only illu sion: it seems to me that 1 am the hero of one whose fairy tales I used to hear when a child, and that at the very moment of be ing happy, the malicious fairy is going to fly away, to laugh with her companions at my sorrow and despair. fie assured my friend, that yesterday I was Lord Mellville's widow; and now, sir, I am Madam de la Tour, your wife. Dis pel from your imagination your childhood's fairy. The tale is but a fable." M. ireoeric ae ia lour nad some reason to suspect that a superior genius interfered with his anaire, for, within the last month, either chance or inexplicable good fortune had rendered him rich and happy beyond his desires. His age was 25; he was an or phan and barely lived upon an employment in which he was engaged, when passing one day through the street bamt iionore, a splen did coach stopped near him and an el egantly dressed lady leaned over the carriage door and called out to him, though not by name. The driver descended, let down' the foot board, and hat in hand, respectfully invited M. hrederic to be seated by the side of this woman, glittering with jewels. The coach man then drove off. "Sir," said the lady, who had thus taken him up, with a sweet voice, " I have re ceived your letter, but notwithstanding your refusal I hope yet to see you to-morrow at my evening party. "Me, madam replied Frederic. "Yes, sir, you Ah ! I beg your par don," cried the lady with surprise, "I beg your pardon, sir, but you so much resemble a person ot my accquaintance that 1 took you for him. Ah, sir, excuse .What must you think ? Indeed the resemblance is so striking that any one in the world Jvould be deceived as I have been." Before this explanation was ended, the coach stopped in the court of a superb man sion, and M. Frederic could not but offer his hand to Lady Mellville, Frederic, daz zled by so much grace, was easily subjuga ted, lie congratulated himself upon the happy chance which gave rise to his ac quaintance with Lady Mellville; he accept ed her invitation, and in a few days became one of her most frequent visitors. The rich widow was surrounded by admirers; but they dropped off one by one, and things were so arranged before a week had rolled by, that the little clerk had made the wid ow's house his home. Marriage was agreed upon, but it was she who nrst proposed it Frederic would sometimes place him eelf in the morning before his little glass, and consider himself with some attention. He was not ualy, neither was handsome. His dress moderate, as must be that of a clerk with a salary of eight hundred francs, did not permit him to attribnle his good fortune to his tailor. He was forced to the conclu sion that he was loved for himself, or else that Lady Melville was fascinated. When the marriage was settled, when the future spouse was before the notary, his astonish ment was redoubled. lhey declared his property to be over a million. He owned, according to the contract, a farm in Nor mandy, a house in Paris, in the street Saint Honore, and other real estate which he had never before heard mentioned. The widow was rich in foreign wealths. She had farms in Wales and pastures in Devonshire. . All was to Frederic a golden dream, and he longed to awake from it. The mayor and the curate came to sanction the union, but neither the marriage solemnity nor the law was able to dispel his doubts, and he did not leave his wife's feet, but grasped in his hand the embroidered muslin of her night dress, through fear that the dream would vanish. "Rise, Frederic,' said his wife again, "come to this arm chair of mine, and let us converse ." The young man at last obeyed, though yet unwilling to release his hold of his wife's hand, and Madam de la Tour commenced as follows: "There was once on a time " "There," cried Frederic, "so I was not deceived. It is in truth a fairy tale." - "Listen to me, my friend. There was once on a time a young girl, born of parents who had formerly been wealthy, but who, when fifteen years of age, had to subsist upon the industry of her father. They re sided in Lyons, but some hopes of better fortune brought them to Paris. Nothing is 60 difficult as to recover a lost fortune or to regain a lost rank. This young girl found it so; for four years she struggled with mis ery without being able to vanquish it. In the meantime her father sickened, and died in the hospital. "The mother soon followed the husband, and the young girl was left alone in the at tic, for which the rent wa3 unpaid. Its only furniture was two beds. If there were a fairy in the tale which I am relating, this is certainly the moment when she should ap pear; but there is none in it. The young girl remained at Paris, without friends, with out protectors, without aid, having a Lyons debts which she. was unable to pay; and in vain seeking for labor, the wealth of the poor. Vice, it is true, stretched its arms to her, but there are pure souls that can pass vice without suffering themselves to be sul lied by its breath. "Meantime life was necessary; the hunger of the day redoubled at night, and the mis ery of night was added to a second day passed without food. You rise from a ta ble groaning under its weight of dainties, where wine, too, abounds to satisfaction, and although it is since yesterday, Frederic, that you are rich, you have no idea of the misery speak of, and you wonder that in the midst of the luxury that surrounds you, upon this arm chair of gold and silk, where I am sitting, I can point to yon such a picture; but listen to me -farther. Hunger led this young' girl fo beg She covers! her. head with her mother s veil, tne only heritage she received; she inclined her body to imitate age, and went down into the street. There 6he held out her hand. Alas! that hand was white and fair, and there was danger in showing it; that hand was then wrapped by the young girl in the thick cloth of the veil, as if it had been eaten by hideous leprosy "The poor child took her station against a post, far off from the lamp; when a young girl of wealthy appearance passed by, the untortunate one would hold her hand and ask for a sous. A sous to buy a little bread At Paris, young girls have something else 10 ao in tne evening Desiae drawing a sous from their pocket. If the begging girl saw an old man passing she ventured to implore him. Age is often avaricious and hard The old man passed. The evening had been wet and rainy, night was approaching, and the patrols, the night guards, the city ser geants, were about to take possession of the streets 01 .fans, when the young girl, faint ing with want, once more held out her hand. She addressed herself to a young man, who stopped, felt in his pocket and threw her a piece of money, so much did he fear to touch the wretched one. A police officer. who was apparently lying in wait for the heggar girl, all at once appeared, and laying his hand upon her, said : " 'Ah, I have you; you're begging. Come along, my beauty. "At this the young man interfered, with some warmth; he took the arm of the beg gar, which a moment before he would not touch with his. glove, and turning to the po lice officer, said : " 'This woman is not a beggar, but one of my acquaintances.' " 'But, sir, ' the executor of the law against beggary was going on to say. " I repeat that I am acquainted with the lady. My poor good woman,' added he, bending over to the ear of the youDg girl, whom ne took for an old woman, 'accept these hundred sous, and let me conduct you to the neighboring street. By this means you will escape this Cerberus who pursues you.' "The crown slipped from your hand into mine, continued tne Driae, "ana as we were passing under the lamp, which I had before avoided, 1 saw your face." "My face!" ciied Frederic. "Yes, my friend, it was I whose life and perhaps honor you thus saved. You gave a crown to Lady Melville, to your future wife." "You," said Frederic, "so beautiful, so young, so wealthy you have begged ?" "Yes, my friend,-1 received alms once and that was from you." "The next day after this, and which I now reckon among the happiest days of my life an old woman, whom I inspired with some pity, took me into her house, as seam stress. My gayety returned by labor; I became the friend of the respectable lady with whom I lived. One day Lord Melville came into the room where I was working, and sat down by my side. He was a man of sixty tall, spare and of a repulsive aspect. " 'Miss,' said he, 'I know your history. Will you marry me?' 'Marry you ! I cried. " 'Yes, I have immense property which I do not wish to leave to my nephews and I have the gout, which I do not wish to be ta ken care of by my domestic. From what I have been able to learn of you, your character is upright as elevated. And it is in your power to become Lady Melville, andjto prove that you are destined for good fortune, since you know how to support misfortune.' "I loved you, Frederic," continued the young woman. "I had seen you but once, but it was impossible forme to forget you and something in my heart said to me that our live3 ought to roll together. As I look ed at Lord Melville, as I saw his melan choly countenance, and his sharp and almost wary eye, I said to myself that the step he was taking was nothing else than a step of revenge, and I was loth to be the instrument in it. If the noble lord did not receive a re fusal, he at least easily perceived it, from my agitation, and like all men, who are only ren dered more ardent by rejection, he redoubled his solicitations. "My companions induced me to profit by the folly of an Englishman with his millions, and a part of whose fortune could not but soon be mine. As for me, I thought of you I adored you with all my imagination could lend to my memory and the image of a man whom I had seen but for an in stant, almost induced me to sacrifice my! fortune, as well as yours, Frederic. But Ij had passed through too rough a school for romantic ideas to hare the better of reason, j You were rejected by the young seamstress and I became Lady Melville. "It was a fairytale, my -friend! I,, a poor deserted orphan, was the wife of one of the richest peers in England ! Seated in a carriage loaded down with servants, I was able to pass through the street where I had begged a few months before, and clothed in glittering silk -and diamonds to mark with my eye the curbstones whereon lsat. lhe eport of chance, the caprices of fortune, the passions of men, my friend, are the fairies of this world." "Happy Lord Melville ! he was able to enrich you." "He was in truth very happy," contin ued Madam de la Tour, "and he proved to me very clearly that since my inclinations were honorable, this marriage, which I looked upon as a very foolish act, was the most reasonable thing in the world. He was rich beyond my desires. "He could never spend his income, so that he had no need of new possessions; and he thought very justly that gratitude would attach to him a woman whose fortune he would make. He never repented having married a French woman. I intrusted myself to that noble lord for the care of my fortune, and assisted him in his last days. When he died," he left me all his property, and I then made myself an oath never to marry any one except the man who aided me in the most miserable moment of my life. Ingrate !" added Madam de Ia lour, giving her hand to her husband, who yet came no neater to her who wished to love and enrich him. But, sir, do you never go into the world ? Do you not attend shows and concerts ? Ah ! if 1 had known your name." So saying, the new bride detached from her neck a collar of rubies, and drew from a small bag of silk, which was attached to it a crown, of a hundred sous, set in gold. This is the very one," said she, put ting it into Frederic's hands. "At the sight of this crown, I was furnished with suffi cient bread to support me till the next day. and I also obtained credit for a few hours. The next day things were so arranged that I was able to Dreserve vour crown. It has never left me. Ah, how happy 1 was when I met you about- a month ago ! With what quickness did I stop my horses ! I leaned over the carriage door, and to attract your attention, seized upon the first pretext which presented itself to me. I had but one fear: I feared you were married ! If that had been the case, you would have known nothing of this story, and poor Lady Melville would have enriched you in secret She would have returned to England, where she would have grown old in seclusion, at her castle in Wales." 'Frederic let go his wife's hands, be let fall from his grasp the embroidered mus lin of her cisrht dress, and he seized the crown, the cause of his fortune and his hap piness. "So you see," continued Madam de la Tour, "that I am not a fairy. On the con trary, it is you who gave me a talisman." f rom the Jfrench of M,ugene uuizot. BERDAN'S SIIARF-SIIOOTERS. This corps turns out, as Was expected, to be one of the most valuable arms of our service. The exploits of the men before Yorktown are truly marvelous, and have al ready put to flight a pet theory of Southern braggarts, that Northern men can't shoot. Such marksmanship as is displyed by these sharp-shooters was never heard of before not to speak of the Southern States in the world itself. While about the best shoot ing that has been done on the battle-field, outside of America, is one man killed for every -eight hundred bullets fired, Colonel Berdan's men, at any distance that they can sight a man with their telescopic rifles, give an account of at least every other one. At a thousand yards which is nearly three- fifths of a mile the rebels have now such a wholesome fear of these terrible marks men, that they dare not show their heads. Parties of five or ten are able to keep a gun upon a distant battery perfectly silent, pick ing off the gunners as fast as they appear. Colonel Berdan has already been complimen ted in general orders, and his men are kept constantly in the advance. One of the most noted shots is a Californian, named Head, an old trapper and miner. He is said to be worth 60,000 in money, which he has de posited in a Philadelphia bank, to be distrib uted, if he should fall, among the widows and orphans of his regiment. It was he who made the great shot at the white shirt bo som of a rebel officer, at nearly a mile, kill ing him instantly. The target rifle which has produced the crack shots of Colonel Berdan's regiment, is a very peculiar instrument. It is made with an increasing twist; it has a false muz zle a contrivance which preserves the fine, true edge of the real muzzle from wear in the act of loading; the barrel i3 of steel; the balls are made of compressed lead, and the weapon is fitted with a telescope of such power that at four hundred yards it is possi ble to distinguish the color of a man's eyes. This rifle does execution at a distance of more than a thousand yards; and Col. Berdan has in his regiment no man who cannot kill an enemy with at least two out of every three shots, at the distance of a quarter of a mile. These are the men who now are teaching the rebels a severe lesson before Yorktown. A party of thirty such shots can pick off every man from a battery of light artillery in one minute, at a distance of nearly half a mile. N. 7. Post. A man out West was lately indicted for felony. His innocence was proven; but notwithstanding, the jury found him guilty. The judge was shocked, and arose and said: "Gentlemen, the man's innocence has been clearlyjprovea !" . "Yes," said the foreman, "he is. innocent of the crime now charged against him, but he stole my gray mare last Christmas!" 1 Why is there such a demand for nurses in the army ? Because of the rapid increase of infantry.. 1 AN INCIDENT. - "V The gallant and gifted GeneralfThonias Francis Meagher, now in the field under the flag of his adopted country, relates au inci dent which snows - the patriotism of the Catholic clergy in this momentous struggle. The unctious humor of Meagher in telling the story gives it more than half its charm. Very early in the war Governor Sprague sent here two Rhode l6land regiments, which soon became famous for their fine appear ance, discipline and decorum. Attached to one of these was a young prst, the head of a large congregation in Providence, and a learned and loyal man. He was known as "Father Tom" by the boys, and in his oc casional visits to Washington soon became a general favorite. He was a believer in Meagher, and loved to converse with the or ator-hero. One evening while Meagher was lying ill at the National Hotel, in this city, Father Tom entered the room of his friend, and was presented to the well-known Alexan der Dimitry, . who. although personally a stranger to the Irish chaplain, was at once remembered as a man of great genius and greater eccentricity. Dimitry had just been recalled from Central America, to which country he had been sent as American min ister by Mr. Buchanan's patriotic Admin istration; and as Mr. D. was not only a cit izen of New Orleans and a furious pro slaveryite, but an explaceman, he was in no complacent mood. An earnest Catholic himself, his first greeting to Father Tom was a grunt of disapprobation at seeing him, a Catholic priest, in the "Yankee uniform. "I am horrified, sir," said the learned seces sionist, "that you should dishonor your Church by wearing the livery of the op pressor of the South the miserable Lincoln, who, instead of walking on all fours, is per mitted by Divine Providence to stand on two legs, as if to caricature humanity." "Oh, Mr. Dimitry," responded Father Tom, "we will not quarrel about personal matters, or I mght call your attention to the traitor and imbecile, James Buchanan, who produced the war, and whose wages you took." "Im becile !" roared the noisy scholar; "imbe cile! Down on your knees and beg pardon of your Maker for this insult to one of the best. of men, or I will make an example of you, holy man as you assume to be." It was now the turn of the soldier-priest to lose his temper. "If I am a holy man, sir," he shout ed, "I am not, as you are, a traitor and an ingrate- to my. country. There," he said, pulling off his glove and flinging it in Dim itry's face, "there is my pledge that I carry a brave heart under my rosary, and if you are not a coward you will take it up and let me prove it to you." After waiting for a re sponse from the astounded blusterer, Father Tom bid General Meagher good night and left the room. In a few days the linguist, philosopher, diplomat, and professor, shook the dust of Washington from his feet, and is now, we believe, cursing his bad luck and lhe Southern Confederacy in New Orleans. Death of the kBcarded Woman.'? Julia Pastrana, the "Bearded Woman," who was exhibited for some time at Bar num's Museum, and subsequently in vari ous parts of this country and Europe, died in Moscow, in 1 860. A London paper gives the following strange particulars of her posthumous career : On the following day she was embalmed by her medical adviser at the request of her husband, on the understanding that she should be his property, he paying the ex pense of the process of embalming. A dis pute arose subsequently as to his right to the body, which rendered it necessary for him to produce the marriage certificate, to fetch which he went to America, and having trans mitted the necessary document to his agent, he died in New York. The body of the nondescript thus fell into the hands of his agent, and after being shut up for two years, it is now exhibiting at the Burlington Gal lery, Piccadilly. The figure is dressed in the ordinary exhibition costume, worked by her, and used during her life, and her bust, face, and arms present pretty much the ap pearance of a well-stuffed animal. The em balming is effected by injecting a fluid at an opening in the chest. The limbs are plump and round as in life, with the excep tion of the fingers, which are somewhat shriveled, and as a specimen of the art of preserving a human body Julia Pastrana is as great a curiosity now as she was when alive. Her child, which lived thirty-six hours, is also exhibited; its flat nose and! thick hair on the head give it an appearance which is most unpleasant to contemplate. Statistics or Human Lira. The total number of human beings on earth is now computed in round numbers at 1,000,000, 000. They speak 3,064 now known tongues, and in which upwards of 1,100 religions or creeds are preached. The average age of life is 33 years. One-fourth of the born die before they reach the age of 7 years, and the half before. the 17th year. Out of 100 persons, only six reach the age of 60 years and upward, while only one in 1,000 reaches the age of 100 years. Out of 500, only one attains the age of 80 years. Out of the thousand million living persons, 330, 000,000 die annually, 91,000 daily, 3,730 every hour, 60 every minute, consequently one every second. The loss is, however, balanced by the gain in new births? Tall men are supposed to live longer than short ones. Women are generally stronger pro portionately than men till their 50th year, afterward less so. Marriages are in propor tion to single lifebachelors and spinsters as 100:75. Both births and deaths are more frequent in the night than in the day. One-fourth of men are capable of bearing arms, but not one in 1,000 by is nature in clined to the profession. The more civil ized a country is, the more full of vigor, life and health are the people. - The 'notion that education enfeebles and degenerates the human frame, ia not borne out by fact.