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Exclusive!? for Ihc Keglsler ?, (ho ?nd AUa"ll? OlUrf, 110 *?"' BtTWt "^HEDK*u empebob. SO OOO Feop" W""?1* ?h? so.oov ?-r?. proerBtlo-. Chimibcmt. January "-The funeral of bi. I." Maj-ty Napoleon 111 took place this morning, reai'lence o( the Jeceawd ?a? 'tronged with spectators and friends of the am ity, who came from all points of the continent. Crowds of people from Lon don came at an early hour to witness the final ceremonies of the illustrious dead. The Chapel was alive with spectators to view the procession as it patsed. Many adherents of the late ex-Emperor were present to take part in the obse quies and pay tribute to their leader. The immense throng of spectator* that assembled remained quiet and de corous throughout the proceedings. The burial procession started for the Chapel at 11 o'clock, and moved in the following order : A man bearing the tri- color, borne on an ash stick, cut a the last moment before the cortege moved ; the deputation of working men from Paris, with uncovered heads bearing their wreaths; the chaplain of the familv. bearing alott a golden cru cifix ; the hear?e, drawn by eight horses, driven by a poMilbon. and the mourn ers. who numbered SOO in all. and in cluded the Prince Imperial, who went uncovered, Prince Jerome Napoleon, Pricce Achille, M Houher and many distinguished Imperialist!, English no blemen, priests and others. The Prince Imperial was very pale aud exhibited traces of the anguish he has undergone. The Empress Eugenie was too ill to attend the funeral. The coffin was covered with immor telles aud violets. There was no tuneral sermon at the Chapel. The Bishop of Southwark sung a requiem ui ibs over the remains. He was assist ed by Father Goddard, the spiritual aJviser of the late ex Emperor, and all the priests who were Chaplains at t e Tulleries during the reign of Napoleon. Mr. Lutz, organist at St. Georges Cathedral, London, was present at the Chapel with his choir and conducted the musical portion of the services The remains were deposited in the j etcristv, which has been formed into a mortuary Chapel, till the removal of the bo.iy to France for final interment. The procession whs very long. The hearse was at the Chapel before the end of the cortege had left the family uiantion. All the carriages and pedestri ans were drawn up three abreast across the roadway and in that order proceed ed to the Chapel. The Prince Imperial and Prince Napoleon returned from the Chapel in carriages. 'They were cheered by the crowds through which they [ pa*,*!. At lea-t 30,000 people gathered to witness the funeral process.on. THE LITE NTOK.tt. lorldful* ?t tf? Fnry -List of tbe i'HMO Chicago, January 15. ? The list of casualties bv the late storm are re ported at thirteen in the vicinity of Lake Chrvstal? six school children, who had been attending school between Fort Ridgewav and Beaver Falls and a roan named Wolverton, across the river from Monkato. Five more cases are report ed from Alexandria, making twenty-two in all. A dispatch from Fergus Falls reports seven more bodies found and estimates that within a radious of twenty-five uii'es tbe victims will reach fifty. A German named Lindecker, of IIa? vings, and hi9 team, perished a few miles from this city One of the saddest cases reported, ?nd illustrating tbe fear'ul nature of the storm, came from New Ulm on Tuesday a'ternoon. A man, whose wife was sick, started for New Ulm for a doctor, leaving her alone at home No doctor would venture out in the' sorm, but one promised to go next ! day. Tbe man started back, and was) frozen to death wl?en half way. Next j day, when the doctor reached tbe bouse, he found the woman had given birth to a child, and both had been frozen to death. A commercial traveler of this city, who whs caught in the storm near 1 New Ulm. and witnessed its terrible severity, gives it as bis op:n:on that it has resulted in greater loss of life and greater damage to the State than did tbe Sioux massacre of 1862. Wisova, Minn., January 15 ? The bod v of a man frozen to death wm picked up in Gordon. South side of the river at Medilia, on Tuesday. He bad evidently lost himself, and overcome by exhaustion and cold, lay down and died. From Sinclair Station on the St. Paul sod Sioux City road, Sunday, Mr. W. Kirk started for the timber to pro cure a >oad of wood. His cattle were iouod froeen, but he was missing. Later ? Kirk was found frozen near Garden City oo Saturday, dead, along the Sioux City road. The number frozen west of Mankato foots up twentv-six. as follows: Lake Crystal, 2; Medalio, 5, St James, 10; Moantaia Lake, 2: Windom, S; Hoooi Lake aod Wortkington, 3 These are given aa reliable All of the above named points report a lumber of persons still missing. WASHINGTON. The Cr?dl* ??bill" W asbisotox, January 15.? In Mr. Poland's Credit Mobilier Committee, this morning, Mr. Durant's testimony was resumed. He reiterated that Mr. Brooks had received the stock and bonds. The best half of an hour was occupied in the gensral question as to the proceedings attending the forma tion of the several contracts for the construction of the Union Pacific rail road. The witness then explained again the contract with Mr. Brooks and showed why he was under obligations Jo give him the bonds. He had no personal knowledge of Congressmen getting stock to in > u ence legislation, and did not know where Aroei placed hi. .lock. I. hi. ( A mee) o.me a. trustee, but the witr ess claimed that it belong w the and had a suit against him ?? TSTAcJeer it Had never held .took ? a truatee tor C??P"*?eV^ time of the transactions with BrooKs. Witness did not expect Congressional legislation for Credit Mobilier. Ia answer to a qu.at.on bj Mr. R-ook? Mr. Durant said that in l?o7 j Mr. Brooks rendered valuable aid in securing a favorable impression for the Credit Mobilier stock, which was not then in good repute. Mr Durant said he haa g'veu 110 000 in 1866 to influence the elec fion'T Senator Harlan o? Iowa bu nad ne*er offered any of the stock to Senator Carpenter, of Wisconsin. :re,X?ntg ? *"? .took ough? .0 m worth now seventy-five cents, while, >? account of this ?tL(i oo<) could not be raised on $ 100.0UU K X thought the Congressmen who had been offered this stock made a mistake in not taking it. Id answer to a question by Mr. Mc "oombs Mr. Bushnell said he did not "hink it would be an impropriety in the it?k holders of the Cred.t Mobilier jeing Congressmen and voting on these lUThe?n^mmittee theu adjourned till ??n o'clock to-morrow morning. Mr. Wilsons Credit MoVI,ie.r?rol,H iiittee this morning examined Mr. 1 Crane. His testimony was ^Jt he T, ,^'d!.. MV Kolntst &" Co,l?n ,W hy telegntpb Committee convened at - P ^ ? C Cr*ne was re;exam.ned. rhe Lred.t Mobilier ?a- increased !? ?? 1S67 for the beneht of those intereste uT,!?..,d the t?timoay g,"? b lore Poland's committee, with ""c*S??Bu.bnell was ...mined He -h.tau^Uy re^atedbtb? former and tbat .? Butler, who ..the Wi???"^vSe'S Thaver $5,000 to help secure his re lbayer c , n-;or to the popular SSSrtJ-aKis Mi Hawlev appeared before' ine Ho?M ('T^7?'or^?"he wi author 'the appointment of three com izing the appo (jurjDg the recess, missioners to preaue aur ? . . ?rt examine the question relating ? ig"?nd Pa.?"g? traa.portation on "X^mmittee oo Co-om.rc appointed to prepare the K W-jqss&jrt agreed upon. Alt! to Bnwfon. General Benjamin F. Butler and R S. Sheppard were before the Committee on War* and Means this morning and presented argument* on the bill propos ing a remission of du'y on goods de stroyed by the late fire in Boston and the insuance of certificates therefor for new duties. Appointment*. The following appointments of Pen sion Surgeons were made yesterday : A H. Jennings, at Mar-hall. Illinois ; Ira Shedd, Arcade, New York; J. L. Smith, Wolfton, New Hampshire, T Hillsby, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; (J, W. Wright, Canton, Illinois; Israel McOullom, Woodstock, Vermont; H. N Eastman, Genera, New York; J X. S Goudy, Newcomerstown, Ohio; J. S .Jameson, Hornersrille, New York , Peter Schwenck, W?st Point. Nebraska : P? J Farnsworth, Clinton. Iowa ; Sam uel Hamilton, Frankfort, Illinois; John S Beckboard, Dayton, Ohio; J. B Le Bond, CrownsviHe, Minneso a, J. Law rence, Carbondale, Pennsylvania ; G. Johnson, Grand Bapids, Michigan, Leonard W. Bishop, R*t*ria, Ohio. CADIZ, O. Dcalnietlr* fir#, Ci?n, January 15 ?Four Urge boild' iiga, on Main street, were destroyed by fire this morning ; lorn 140,000, insured lor |?0,000. The losers are as follows W. C. Browne, dry goods; William Hamilton, boots an d shoes; McLery k Swann, stationery; John Phillips, boots and shots; Samuel Fsrgiuon, groceries; B B. West, jswsler; W. T. Sharps, druggist Canst of ths flrs is unknown. CONGRESSIONAL. Wabhiwotow, Janaary 15. ?EITATK. Mr. Pratt introduced a bill author izingtbe building of the Wyoming and Montana railroad. Mr. Morrill, of Maine, introduced a bill to amend the patent copyright laws. Mr. Sherman, of Ohio, called up the motioa to reconsider the vote by which was passed the bill for the relief of the widow of Admiral Dahlgren. Without coming to a vote on Mr. Sherman's motion to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed for the relief of the widow of Admiral Dahlgren, the motion was laid aside. The following bills were then passed: For the relief of former occupants of the present military reservation at San Jose, in the city and county of San Francisco. For the relfef of Mrs. M. D. Morse, administratrix and widow of Isaac ?. Morse, deceased. To authorize the Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad Company to extend a railroad into and within the District of Columbia. Granting an American register to the British ship St. Alphonso. Granting an American register to the Canadian tug boat Sprague, and to the ship Alhamkra. Providing a building suitable for the use of the Custom House, Postoffice, the Pension and Revenue officers and the Judiciary officers of the Un'ted States iu the city of Memphis, Ten nessee. The Senate then adjourned, at 4:20 P. M. HOUSE. Mr Sawyer, of Wisconsin, from the Committee on Commerce, reported a bill to authorize the Secretary of War to contract for the construction of a light draught boat to plv on the Miss issippi, Missouri and Kansas rivers. Passed. Mr. Palmer, of Iowa, from the Ap propriation Committee, reported the poetoffice appropriation bill, which was made the special order for Tuesday next. The bill appropriates $32,503,767, of which $6,810,602 comes from the Treasury and the balance out of the pos'office revenues ; it includes $500,000 for increased compensation to railroads for carrying the mails, giving the Post master General authority to readjust the compensation. Mr. Butler, of Massachusetts, from the Judiciary Committee, reported a bill to amend the bankruptcy act, by relieving from its operation thai State insurance companies, against which proceedings in bankruptcy are taken in the Sta'e courts. Parsed. Mr. Farnsworth, of Illinois, offered a resolution instructing the select com mittee on the Union Pacific Railroad and Credit Mobilier to inquire whether any fees have been paid by either of these companies to any member of the Houae, aa attorney or counsel; also, whether any eums have been paid by or solicited from either of them to aas'st in the election of members. Adopted. Mr. Hale, of Maine, offered a reso lution, which was agreed to, directing the Secretary of the Treasury to inform the House whether any special detec* live cr officer of the Treasury had seized the books and papers of any citi zen without warrant of Q)urt. The House proceeded to vote on the various amendments to the legislative, judicial and executive appropriation bill, as adopted by the Committee of the Whole The amendment prohibiting the pay ment to contestants in decision cases of any money from the contingent fund lor expenses accrued in contesting or defending the claim, was agreed to. The amendment, increasing the ap propriation for the purchase of seeds from $50, 000 to $75,000, was agreed to The bill was then passed as amended. On Mr. Williams' motion, the Secre tary of tne Treasury was directed to report to the House the amount of special allowance paid to collectora from March 4, 1S69, to December 31, 1872. Mr Peters, of Maine, presented the conference report on the Senate bill of last aession, for the relief of Theodore Williams, giving him $112,740 for the construction of mortar toats and stea?i tug*, and, after some opposition, the re port was agreed to. Mr. Dawes introduced a bill for the relief of certain merchandise from differential duties, imported in French vessels from ports other than than those of France. Referred to Commit tee on Ways and Means. The bill for the organization of the territory of Oklakama and for the consolidation of the Indian tribes was taken up. The bill was made the spe cial order <or to-dav and to morrow A'ter debate the Houae, at 4.50 P. M., adjourned. the weatiier. War Dkpaethixt, [ Offic* or th* Chief Signal Omen, ? Washington, January 16, 1 A. M. PROBABILITIES For New England easterly to south erly rinds, rising temperature, cloudy weather and raiD, except possibly snow for the northern portion. For the South Atlantic and Middle 1 States easterly to southerly winds, cloudy weather and rain, the former shifting to northerly and westerly dur ing, probably, Thursday aight, with clearing weather and falling tempera ture. Throughout and west pt the Missis sippi Vallev northerly to westerly winds, clear and clearing weather and falling tempetfttare. Theee conditions extend* tng eastward and southward over the upper lake region, Obio, Kentucky, ; Tennessee and the Gulf State?. RIVER MEWS. PiTTSBrRGH, January 15. ? River ris ing, with 6 feet 5 inches in the channel. Weather clear. Lopuvillb, January 15. ? Hirer fall? isg slowly with 7 feet 6 inches in ths canal and 5 feet ft iachss on ths falls. It has been raining nearly all foj. NEW YORK. TwMd'i Trial. , N?w Yoar, January 15. ? The pro ceedings is Tweed's trial to-day were uninteresting. The defence opened the proceedings by entering two new objec tions to the admission of evidense, based principally on the question of constitutionality of the law regarding the Board of Audit. Richard Storrs then testified to being Deputy Comp troller, when defendant was President of ths Board of Supervisors. Witness produced papers and vouchers for vari ous amounts all bearing signatures of the defendant, which witness testified were genuine. Counsel tor defense in terposed numerous objections to their being admitted as evidence, but the judge overuled the objections. The court then adjourned until to-morrow. Horrible Harder. This afternoon the police ascertained that a terrible row had taken place at 414 East Eleventh street last night. An officer proceeded to the rooms in the house occupied by Mrs. Ann Sheff lin, and bursting open the door, found the corpee of Mrs. Sbefflin lying at full length on the floor, with a terrible gash across her forehead, which had laid bare the brain. The body of the woman was also terribly hacked, there being five stab wounds in the breast tnd arms. Near the corpse lay the mother in-law and sister'in-Jaw of deceased, both beastly intoxicated. The drunken women couid not be brought oat of their lethargy for several hours, but finally the mother-in-law managed to say that George SbetHin, the husband of de ceased, from whom he had separated, came in last night and found them all drunk. He quarreled with and finally commenced beating his wife. She did not know her daughter-in-law was dead until this morning when she woke up. A general alarm was sent out by the police, but tbe murderer has eo far escaped arrest. Slokes When Stokes was convicted of the murder of Fisk, his comfortable quar tern were changed and he was placed in what is called " Murderers' Row." A close examination was made of his cell and a small bottle of liquid found secreted. This was taken to a chemist to be analyzed. To?day the chemist reported that the bottle contained a so lution of strychnine. This had evi dently been bidden by him tor use in ca?e of conviction, but after tbe trial was ended be had no opportunity to get it on account of bis immediate removal. This confirms the belief that Stokes will never be hanged, but that he will in some way kill himself in bis cell. FOKEIOV FRANCE. Defining bis Powers. Paris, January 15. ? President) Thiers yesterday met the Committee of Thirty recently appointed to define leg islative powers of the Executive, when the committee submitted a report pro viding that the P-eeident shall commu nicate to the Assembly by message, with power to address the assembly after an nouncing his intention by message. President Thiers objected to the for-l mality of first communicating by mes sage, and said he must possess power to reply to the Assembly, whenever occa sion may require the commission, and Thiers ageed on all other quotations! contained in the story. ? PAIS. Madrid, January 15. ? The Spanish Government denies the report that the United Stated Government made any official or other communication to Spain respecting the emancipation of slaves in Cuba and Porto Ri?o. The Government proposed the abolition of slavery without foreign intervention or pressure. .pr EISUID. Londox, January 15.? It is reported that the Prussian Court goes into a | short mourning to* Napoleon. COLUMBUS. I^CinIntlve Promdlsgt CoLrMBCs, January 15 ? In the Sen-| ate to-day a bill exempting members j of fire companies, clergymen, priests^ physicians and all public officers from serving on juries in towns of more than 1200 inhabitants, was passed. In the Home bills were introduced to prevent fraud on railroad companies; to induce foreign corporations exercising fran chise in the State and those acting un der special charters to organize under the general laws ?f the State. riarliMil larkel. Cixci**ati, January 15. BAGGING ? Steady at 13^14c. COAL ? Unsettled and weak. COTTON ? $c lower. Middlings, 195c. Receipts 332 bale*; shipments 264 bale*. EGGS ? 30c. FLOUR? Firm and unchanged GRAIN ? Wheat ? No 1 red, $1 7.5; No 2, $1 70. Corn 40@40Jc. Oat* 30(340c. Rje 86c LIVE HOGS ? Market quiet, ranging from $3 95(&4 10. NAILS? Declined 2.5c per keg one penny to six pennv $6 75 OIL ? Linseed 85c PROVISIONS ? Quiet. Mess pork $12 50. Green Meats ? Shoulder*. 3^5Jc. Hams, 7J<E9Jc. Balk Meat* quiet, ?boulder*. 4'?4frc; clear side? 6fc. Bacon ? Shouldera 5c; clear sides 7|c, packed. Sugar cured hams 120U3jc. Lard quiet: kettle at 7fc. SUGARS? Steady. TOBACCO? Finn and more active, at fair price*. WHISKY? Steady, at 90c. T?M<e awkat Toledo, Jaouary 15. GRAIN ? Wheat firm; amber Mich* igan at 91 48. Cora doll and nothing doing; no aalea. Qata doll and a ah air lower No. 2 at 32c. SX$P ? Clover aiet with no jaka THE DEKBY P0180.1ER. CrafiwlM of Mr*. Lydla Hb?rnu, Dm larderfr of Throe Umbcndi ??<1 Foar Child r?a. The Hartford Courrant gives from a special correspondent the substance of the confession recently made by Mrs. Lydia Sherman, the Derby poisoner, to the jailor in New Haven. It is a fear ful story of crime, and is as follows: Mrs. Lydia Sherman was arrested in Jane, 1871, at New Brunswick, New Jersey, on the charge of having mur dered her husband, Horatio N. Sher man, in Derby, in this State, in the year 1871 She was also charged with murdering two of hia children, but was only tried for the first crime. Besides these she was said to have poisoned two , other husbands and several of their children. The trial took place in March, 1872, in New Haven, and was noticeable among poison trials for the rerj clear testimony of Professor Barker, of Yale College, who had ex amined the remains o' the three first mentioned victims. His evidence was as conclusive as circumstantial evidence could be. The only question was as to the motive that couid lead a sane person to such a step. The trial re sulted in a verdict of murder in the second degree, the jury uniting in con sidering her guilty, but allowing that the circumstantial nature of the evi dence permitted of a "reasonable doubt," and so did not call it of the first degree. After she was found guilty she was sent to the jail in New Haven, and she will betaken from thence to theSu-i perior Court to receive her sentence some day this wet k or next. Since she has been imprisoned her mind haa beem seriously troubled, and recently she has made a full confession of her guilt, and expresses herself as much relieved thereby. On the 28th day of December, 1872, she began her story to the jailor, Captain Webster. Mra Sherman is a very ignorant woman. She can scarcely write at all, and, like many persons who have done less than herself to make history, she is unable to remember dates with any accuracv, so that in parts her narrative ia vague. All through her trial, in court and to her own counsel, she positively denied ever having poisoned anybody, and she begged to be allowed to take the stand and swear thereto, but she was not allowed to by her counsel Mrs. Sherman s story is as follows. She was born in New Brunswick, N. J., in 1825, and was early left an or phan. At the age of seventeen she joined the Methodist Church, and at a love feast there she met E l ward S. Struck, to whom she was subsequently married. Struck in time became a policeman in Yorkville, one of the suburbsof New York City. One night there was a row in a saloon on his beat, and a detective was killed. Struck was off without leave. He was reprimanded and disgraced. It troub led him very much, and finally it weighed so on hie mind that he became crazy and had a sotening of the brain. He was then discharged. When he recovered it was only to be -very feeble physically and unable to get any work, so that be was only a ourden to bia wife. One day a male friend of hers suggested that she could get rid of the man by poison. She took kindly to the idea and gave nim arsenic in his food, and she also, with the same poi son, killed their youngest two child ren, so that they also should not be burdens to her, and should not have, as she says, to grow up to life's cares She was not auapeclsd of this mur der, and soon a'ter it went to Litch field, in this State, to live. Here she met one Dennis Hurlburt and married him, but she did not get along par ticularly satisfactorily to herself with him, and so she poisoned him. Soon after bia death abe was told by a friend that there was a man in Derby named Horatio N. Sherman who had plenty of money, and had lost bis wife and that by akillful management, if she wanted a third husband, she could probably get him. Accordingly she went there and applied to him for the place of housekeeper in his family, and he engaged her, and subsequently she succeeded in marrying him He had two small children? Ada and Frankie, and these she determined to poison, and did poison; but ai>e did not plan to poison Sherman. She intended to employ the arsenic upon the rats in the honse, as well as to kill the children, and she purchased it in New Haven, at Peck'a drug atore, with the first men tioned object. She took the package home and put it on a shelf beside a similar package ?f salaratus. Mr Sherman used to drink a great deal of cider, into which he would put salara tus to make it foam. This was his favorite drink. Tae salaratus and the arsenic on the shelf became mixed in some way, but she did not mix them, but saw they were so. One night some friends were present and they had some "toddy" to drink. Her hu-band in vited her to take some, bat she preferred 1 to drink some of his cider prepared u> 1 foam. Soon after she took it she went out | of the house to call upon a neighbor, and was taken suddenly very aick, so badly that she was utterly unable to do anything for herself, and had to be car ried into the hou?e. But she rallied in 'a little while. She thinka this sickness was doe to the arsentc that had been mixed with the saleratus, and that when be died, it was because of taking more of a sim;lar preparation at a later period. In no other way did sbe know of bis obtaining poison, and the talk of the prosecution about her putting ar senic into his tea and into "slings" and other hot drinks was all expended on a wrong track. This was not, there fore, such a clear case of murder as the others. In fl?ct, sbe merely neg lected to warn him of bis danger, and that she did not always remember it herself is shown in the fact of her taking some of the ci ier. It is curious that the only death tor which she ?on Id not be held accountable accord ing to ber story, should be that for which she was convicted. Tn Dulath Herald **?? that there ia bo loojer ? doubt that ft bla?t furnace will be pat in operation in Dalath cezt aammer. Some of rival* *re already beriftftinf to Cftll Dalath a " blvaud" ?itr. ] SIDNEY IISMI. Death of the Mas Who C'?pl?4 Um Horn*! Bible. The death of Sidney Rigdon, one of Joe Smith's associates in tht establish meat of Mormonism, is announced. He web born in St Clair township, AN legheny county, Pennsylvania, Febru ary 19, 1793. "The Book of Mormon" j which Smith pretends to hare discov ered through a Divine revelation, wii claimed immediately after its publica tion as the work of Rev. Solomon Spalding, written by him daring a resi dence in Ohio in 1810?1 1?12. Mr. Spalding's widow, ia a statement pub lished in Boston in 1S39, declared that in 1812 the manuscript was placed in a printing office in Pittsburgh with which Sidney Rigdon was connected. Rigdon, she charged, copied the manuscript, and the fact of his baring such a copy was known to many persons in the office. Subsequently the original manuscript was returned to her. Spalding, who died in 1816, leaving it in the possession of bis widow, bv whom it was preserved until after the publication of "The Book of Mormon," when she sent it to Con necticut, where it was publicly som pared with Joe Smith's pretended revelation. Soon after getting possession of bis copy, Rigdon quitted the printing office and began to preach certain new doc* trines peculiar to himself, and very similar to those afterward in* rorporated in "Ths Book of Mormon." He did not make much progress, however, until 1829, when he became acquainted with Joe Smith. It is asserted that Smith obtained a copy of Spalding's manuscript through Rig ?ion's agency, and that he read it from behind the blanket to his amanuensis, Oliver Cowdery making auch additions and alterations as suited ths purpose* of Rigdon and himself. Immediately after the publication of "The Book of Mormon," the fraud wai detected, and the true nature of the work made known by Mr. Spalding' e widow and many of his relatives and friends. Ia spite of this disclosure, however, Smith and Rigdon had the impudence to stick to the story of revela tion, and succeeded in getting converts to the new religion. At first they had rather hazv ideas as to the nature and design of the church they were about j to establish, and were rather inclined to teach that the millenium was close at hand, that the Indians were to be speedily converted; and that America was to be the final gathering place of the Saints, who were to assemble at New Zion or New Jerusalem, some where in the interior of the continent. They soon managed to surround them> selves with enough converts to consti tute the Mormon Church, which was first regularly organised at Manchester, N. Y., April 6, 1830. Smith, directed by a revelation, led the whole body of be lievers to Kirtland, Ohio, in January. 1831. Here converts were rapidly made, and a wider field being neces?ary, Smith and Rigdon went out in search of a suitable locality upon which to estab lish themselves. They fixed upon In dependence, Jackson cour.ty, Missouri, and Smith dedicated a site for a new temple. Rigdon continued to act with Smith, and to follow all the fortunes ar d mis'ortunes of the Mormon Church until the death of the Prophet, when he aspired to be bis suc cessor. Upon Brigham Yourg, how ever, descended the mantle of Joe Smith, and Rigdon becoming contuma cious. was cut off from the communion of the faithful, was cursed, and was solemnly delivered over to the devil, "to be buffeted in the flesh for a thousand year* " This ended Rigdon's connec tion with Mormonism; and after thus being driven out of the church which he did ho much to found, he fell out of the pubiic notice and was heard of no more. A Bit of HI ?frr On tbe 17th of June, 1831, Loais Na poleon addressed the following letter to tbe Ttmpi,* Parisian journal : I read in your journal of tbe 13th of Junetbe following paragraph: "Madame la Duchesse de 8t. Lea bu been resi ling in Londoa far several weeks. It is supposed that tbe ex Queen of Holland is looking oat for an opportunity to offer ber son to tbe Bel gians, in case they should find any dif ficulty in tbe selection of a sovereign. It appears there is a desire to as ?? ? * w i j 4- _ I i simply because she was anwilling to separate fronr ber only surviving son. ? Having taken up the sacred cause of Italian independence, I am obliged to take refuge in England, France, alas* being still closed against me. My mother aspires onlr to repose and tran quility. As to me, far from entertain* ing any ideas of ambition, my sole desire would be to serve my country, or liberty, in for eign lands, and I should long ago have been teen, as a simple volunteer, in the glorious ranks of the Belgians, or in those of the immortal Poles, if I had not feared that my actions would ha?e been attributed to views of per sonal interest, and that my name might alarm a timid diplomacy incapable of believing in disinterested devotion, or in tbe sympathy inspired by unfortunate people. Loan Napilbow Bo*apakt?. Lojtd?*, JuDe 17, 1871. Tbb eminent firm of Phelps, Dodge k Co in Kew York have been called upon to retp^d to tbe charge of hav ing defrauded tbe Qovernmeat of the United States of a m llion dtllar* by means of talae invoice* of imports. The firm offer tbe Government 1260,000 to compromise. Exorbitant duties on ia ports have furnished the temptation, and Wandering custom house regula tions tbe opportunity for this fraad. But as Phelps. Dodge & Co. are a pioas and patriotic Republican firm, aad have contributed liberally to Grant's election, there will be liula difficulty in effecting a satisfactory arrangement. StSAToa A loo a* is now living with his third wife, and twenty-one cbildran can now proudly exclaim. "My father II a Msaaicir from Miaststippt" Basic* ths prsssnt occupant of ths Presidential chair, w? have but two men bow living who ir? held the Presidency ? Millard Fillmore, of New York, and Andrew Johnson of Tennes ese? neither of whom were dected to the place, bat both reached it through the death of the incambsats with whom they were elected to the Vice Presidency. Fillmore hae kept out of public life ever einoe the close of hie Preeidential term; but Johnson, who ie of a more sasrgstic turn of mind, has tried to get elected to both the Senate and the Houee within the last (oar yearn. Beeidee theee too mea elected to the second office but filling the firet, we have two others etill living who were Vice Preeidenta ? Hannibal Ham* lin, of Maine, and John C. Breckin ridge, of Kentucky. Hamlin ie now ia the Senate, and Breckinridge, we suppoee, would not object to a place there. Of noeucceasful Preeidential candidatee. there are now living Hora tio Seymour, who was defeated in 1*68, General MoClellan, defeated in 1864, John C Breckinridge, defeated in I860, and John C. Fremoat, defeated in 1860. Seymour ia following the placid occupation of farming, in Western New York, and takee no active part in poli tics, but occasionally favors his neigh bors with an excellent speech oa eonie' agricultural or historical thejie. Mc Clellan ha* an office uader the Munic ipality of New York, aa engineer of the projected system of docka, and has had nothing to do with politics for a long time; bat he lately distinguished him self by requesting that hie salary be decreased from fifteen thousand to ten thousand dollars a year. Fremont's residence is at Tarrvtown, a short dis tance from New York City, where "Jusn" takes care of his elegant ee* tablishment; but he himself has a great deal of travsliog to do, in oon? nection with his Mexican railroad in* terests and other speculatioas. Tbi Herald bit discovered that the Committee of Seventy hai developed a hunger for office equal to that of Tam many. It says of ths committee : "That respectable body baa giveo ua General Dix for Governor, Francia E. Barlow for Attorney General, William P. Havemever for Mayor, Judge Bar. rett, Von Vrorat and Curtis on the Bench of the Supreme and Superior Courts, Francia Sigel for Regiater, Col. Henry G. Stebbins for Park Coumis* ("oner, Mr. Phelpa for District Attorney, Kesaler for Coroner, Pmcknay, Cigar Iospeator in the Custom House, for Clerk of the Board of Aldermen, Sena* tors Wiesman and Tremain in the Stats Senate. Mr. B. Gallager, Secretary of the Committee of Seventy, for private secretary of the Mayor, besides Comp troller Green and a long list of Congrees roen, Assemblymen, Alderssen and As sistant Aldermen. In addition to all these valuable public officers, some of whom are richly paid, as the Attorney General, the District Attorney and the Register receive from $60,000 to $100, 000 a year for their services, we have now the great champion of injunctions and reform. John roley, doing battle at the city's expense for an office worth $10,000 a year. In view of all these fat berths, it is inquired whether the Committee of Seventy considers itaelf a ring or not T' Whin Tom Murphy reigned bis plaoe, h* didn't Ion any of hia power m a political manager. Whenever there ie any trouble in the New York Cuatom Houae, or an y tort of complication ia " the party," or anv wrangling over ap pointment*, Tom ic called upon to fli thing* up. There baa been a bitter conteat among candidate* for cartain office? in the Stat* Legialatiir*, and an Albany diepatcb aay* tbat " efforts bare been made to persode Mr. Thomaa Murphy to come np and aettla tba trouble, but be rtfoeea to io aa" It ia bard to tall why Mr. Murphy abonld have refuted to "oome up," when be waa implored to put tbinga in order for the Legislature; but w* must preaume ha took the trouble to a*nd up direc tiooa by telegraph. Grant himcelf ?eema to rely more than ever npon Tom, who baa alwaya managed bia in tereau in a gratifying way. It is rather queer that ao many of the political " boasea" of New York, from Bill Tweed to Tom Murpby, are valgarand ignorant boga. Therm *u recently a somewhat novel religions controversy io London between the Rev. Mr. Lyne, known oa account of bic monkiab inclinations as Father Ignatius, and the "coming Cromwell," Mr Bradlaugh, who aspire* to free the world from allegiance to God, as wall as England from alle giance to the Guelpba. Tha debate took place in the naw Hall of Science, which is tha tempts of the Zsfliab in fidels, where for two eneisssiv eveaings the young faihsr bearded tha lions in Uteir den. Straage to sty, his id )rea? on " Jesus Christ as the Central Point of Human History" woa lor the author the eympathy and reepaet of bis he*rera. On tha aseood evening ha waa eten permitted to iavoke the blee?> ingof Heaven oa his undertaking. His most pacalar a iterance was tha calliag Abraham, Isaac and Jacob blackguards, which admisstoo was receive d with a buret of applause. He waa answered by Mr. Bmdlaagfc, but in a manner easily ditereni from that which tha ia ftdel ebief aaually treata his clerical antagoniaia who perhaps never ap peared to beuar ad ra state to himself and leaa to hia eauae than on tbie oc casion. Sr. Pacl aad Dulath are trying to kaep warm by getting up * heated ooa? trovers/ as to which has had the most severs weather. It Paal desk res that ahamta ahw ioa fearteen fee t thick, aad Da) nth paporta thai aho haa a feather bad * troaaa watif aa a poker m-mriMCHa. MUwaukSS flWMin, JUMT7 II.] ? moat dastardly act ol robbery wu oommitted on last Christmas Day io a church it this city, which, although known to as ths day after ita commit sian, ws hart abstained from publishiag until now, as there had been a faint hope of detection of the gailty party. Ae that hope hae been dissipated and as thsre is sow only the remoteet due to the perpetrator of the theft, we do not deem it necessary to withhold the tacts from oar readers : Some time since a merchant on Esst Watsr street, who ie justly proud ol hie wi'e, a most charming lady, sought to surprise her with a present that should not only be a delight lo the lady, hut which really became the envy of a number of ladies on account of its magnificence. The gentleman bought whue East an exceedingly handsome cloak; the garment itsslf was of ths most oostly character, being not only mads of the flneet hind of material, but wae from the hahde of the most fashionable dressmaker in New York. In addition to the perfection of its make, it wss trimmed in a gorgeous manner with a very ooetly Isoe, the lac* alone ooeting nearly $200. The garment was not only the admiration ol many, but was even an object of envy to a great number on acoount of ite beauty. On Christmae day the lady, in com pany with her husband, went to church, and after returning home, ehe had di vested bsrsslf of hsr cloak, and on laying it down, noticed that it bad a different look to its usual appearanoe An examination revealed the as tonishing fact that eoms one ha>i with a sharp knifs cut off the lac* around the lower part of the cloak, and that nearly all had been taken otT evidently in the manner we have men tioned. A e before stated no certain clue has yet been obtained to the per* petrator. The value of the lace stolen is about $1M. We understand that the lady states that shs felt what sha at oss time fancied was a pulling at her dress, but thought nothing of U at the time. Hbe now feele certain that it was at that moment when the man was cutting ths lace from hsr cloah. The police are in possession of ths above facts and areou the look>out for the thief, with hope of successful arrret before long. i?wl(h vll jr. There are very many curioue Iscu related with regard to the Jewiah race, many, no doubt, are true, and some certainly have do other foundation than fancy. Profeeeor Stowe, in hie remarkably intereeting eoume of lec ture* ou the subject, delivered eowe years ago in this city, gave m careful a summary of the Irath with regard to this peculiar people a a hae ever beeu made, and a statistician in London bM recently published eome verr remarkable statements in regard to their physical condition, u )m?i> carefully collected record* From the?? it appears that Jewieb blood contains little or no ecrofula. The average life of the Jew in Londoa ia forty mue yean, while of the Christian it i? only thirtv seven year* Of agiven number of Christians, only one quarter live, a< a general rule, to be sixty yearn, while among Jews one-quarter lived t<; be at least seventy-one. Among cbildrea fourteen per cant of the Christian population die between one year and Ave years of age, while only three per cfet. of the Jewish children Finally, in Prussia it requires fl'ty-one year* for tbe Christian population u> double iuelf, and only forty-one year* for tbe Jews. If ws are not mistaken, Professor fckowe declared that tbe Jews had remained of about tbe same total number ever since they became historic This proof of their greater aversge longevity and greater relative iacrea?? would seem to furnish material for a contradiction. ? Jlart/ord Covranl. Klll*d by l?Ml?l ?fg?r?. Tb? Hudto* Star, Jan. 5, eaye : A abort time amcea report *u circulated 10 th? upper pert of the city that Re*. M. Rosenthal, Rabbi ol the Jewub Church, had b??o guilty of miadeede which reflected seriously a poo hi* pre ?ioua ? pot lees character. We have re frained frosi e?en alluding to the re ports until to-dftjr, when, after an later* view with the officers of the church, we find thai the rumor* are witbont any foundation whatever. Dr. R?een? thai tu male acquainted with the report* in circulation. anf etoutly denied the troth of the earn* at the time, and so ?omfl did be beootnr afterward that, Saturday morn ing Wi, while engaged in conversation with a friend, he fell in a fit, and was removed to hie residence, in Diamond ??re*t, be tween Fifth and ftiitb at rvete, where medical ml vh called, and ever? - thing possible wan done (or hiai. but all effort* were of no avail, and drsib ended bin carerr tbia forenoon. Tbe cease of bis death ?ae apoplexy. W? bave only word* of c*neu re for lbo?r persons who circulated the ecandelo<i? reports which preyed upon the aniad of deceased, who van r ready respected by bis people aad by all wbo keew him. A West Viaeieu lady ia Denver praieee the climate of that region. Tboogb under the very shadow of the saow- capped Rocky Mooataiae, 2ff i* the lowest the mercary bae reached, with a clear aad dry atmosphere. Biarni bae more ptock than money , bet as loaf as be can get time on a 'ew elephants and lions, aad the gorilla m willing to wait antil the esd ol the moetb for his salary, the great show* maa ia all right Jcmi Lura, aged eeventy, of Ha geretowa, Meryl sad, committed eaicid# lately bicaese be wee eoed 'or a breerb s# peomiee of marriage. He was old saoagb to know better. FmttAUtLrmu baa been llliag ap a eabaeriptioa list for a Waebiagtoa ao? ameat, at the rate of tweety-Ave cenu a year, for more tkaa thirty years past.