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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8; 1SUS.
rOR PRKSIOKNT OP T1IK VSITKB STATr S:
ULYSSliS S. CRAXT I of Illinois.
f FOIl Virii PUKPIPiST -
8CI1U YI.1-2K C01.K.X..2...iol Indiana.
n-n presihenti i. electors.
O. JACOBS, of Jarks..u.
WILSON IIOWL1JY. of Washington.
A. B. MKACHAM, of Uuion.
Legal tenders in San Franciseo, 70
70 . Gold iu New Ym k , 144 .
The Hart fol d Post say Horatio Sey
mour is not a parent now, nor will he be
apparent after the election.
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Letters from Egypt report the yield of
cotton in that country, the present sea-
The " g-r e a-t Democratic statesman
of the nineteenth century," Horatio Sey
nioui, abked for and obtained from the
war Department, the tupensien of a
1'Tiiou ofiicor f.iii duty, as a special fa
vor. 'The officer cal'.e-l upon the great
statesman. then G '.vernor of Now York,
and demanded the cause of his suspen
sion, when tlits would Le Presidential ter
blushing aiid stammering in conscious
shame lor a tow momenta, us-ked his vis
itor ii he had not, in u. private letter,
written without the remotest idea of in
fluencing any one against the Governor,
spoken of him as a Copperhead ! Aud
this is the great Democratic statesman,
If the war was " a failure " as the
Democratic party declared in 1SG4, why
are they so anxious to prove that Sey
mour was in favor of it?
The New York Commercial thiuks
the Democratic ticket may be regarded as
the metallic ticket, Governor Seymour
furnishing the copper and General Blair
Spain. The latest "accounts from tablishment of Odd Fellowship, in Philu- !
An old but never-failing Democratic
argument : , How would yoa like to
have your daughter marry a nigger
The Grand Lodgo of the, I. O. of O.
F. will hold its annual session for 1869
at San Francisco, Cal.
" Keep the ball rolling," is the cry of
Democratic journals. Y"es, keep it roll
ing until November, and then it will re
semble another rolling ball, in one re
spect, it will be " flattened at the polls-"
The Louisville Journal is on the war
path once more, and pompously declares :
4: The Democratic party are nolanibs."
True as preaching; they are sheep in
A Centre Shot. The Raleigh, (N.
C.) Standard, says : " The Democratic
party deliberately sacrificed thousands of
white men in order to save their slaves,
and yet it calls itself a white man's
party !" '
In some fashionable city churches pro-1
grammes of the" -music are printed and
distributed in the pews. Opera glasses
will probably come next, and the ladies
may take it into their heads to encore the
sermon of some pet parson.
A terrible conflagration at Wheeling,
Virginia, on the 27th ult., caused the
death of four persons and severely injur
ed a) number of others. The Chief of
Police had both thighs broken, and a po
liceman was instantly killed in endeavor
ing to enter the burning building.
Tanneries. The Union clubs in St.
Louis, Mo., call their meeting places by
the appropriate name of " tanneries."
They have the Fourth Ward Tannery,
the Seventh Ward Tannery, etc. At all
these meetings Grant holds the place of
Chief Tanner and Colfax is Chief Clerk.
Tie cost of putting down democratic
rebellion was some $3,000,000,000. The
rebels done s6me good fighting, and the
Copperheads gave moral aid, and now
ask as a reward hat they be given the
benefit of all the offices !
Russian Opiniox. The editor of
the Moscow Gazette, the most popular
paper in Russia, says that the people of
the United States owe it to their honor
and dignity to elect Grant and Colfax.
He assures the latter of the sympathies
of the enlightened classes of the Rus
National Affliction. It is report
ed that Senator Williams of this State,
in his great speech at Piatt's Hall, San
Francisco, thus described our worst na
tional affliction:. "To describe Frank
Blair it is orly necessary to say that he
belongs to the ' irrepressible Blair fam
ily.' Egypt had her locusts and her
frogs, and other 'nations have had their
calamities, but the United States only
have been afflicted with the Blair family.'
- Disguising Themselves. The Sac.
r amen to Bee says that during the war
Jbe rebels often fought in disguise, bear
ing the national flag and dressing in the
national uniform, in order to surprise the
' national troops. A Copperhead journal
advises the revival of somewhat similar
tactics. " Let us," it says, " meet the
enemy with clean hands, with truth, with
candor, with fairness." When the De
mocracy adopt this suggestion, look out
for the millenium. "
Charles Seymour, of the La Cross Re
publican, who is one of the greatest wags
out of Congress, had a big banner print
ed, " Vermont goes 10,000 better," and
strung it across the street, from his office
to, Epperson's Block. The Democratic
procession escorting the renegade Doolit
, tie through the streets of Lacrosse was
obliged to pass under this banner. As
they did so, Doolittle lifted Bp his voice
and wept. . . .
. -The New York ' World is 't laboring
hard to prove that. Grant is not asoldier.
Isn't this roughen Lee and othe?. rebel
Generals that "the - Democracy are 'want
. " , , " v- wuo wan own; " w'
toW of ,11 of wham were out-foug . 0 to ,
outgeneraled and outrageously and thr- TeWiated the lead.
The Trlk Issue The late address
issued to the Germans of New Yoik
stiikes the key uole of the campaign in
the following paragraph : Strip the ker
nel of the coverings in which sophistry
has disguised it and you will find the
naked question to be simply : Shall
peace and prosperity come to the Repub
lic from the election of November next,
or reaction and a new civil war?
" We vote as we fight," yell Butcher
Forest, Pirate Semnies, Bully Hampton,
Howell Cobb, Wise, Vance, and the
whole rebel crew. " So do we," 6hout
the " Boys iu Blue " And again, in
next November, will victory as it always
has in the past, perchupon the banner
on which is inscribed, Grant and Colfax.
A Seymour demagogue recently got off
the following in a speech at the town of
Truckee, State of Nevada. Said he :
" Rain is what we want. More rain,
more fertility ; more fertility more corn ;
more corn more whisky ; more whisky
more Democrats." That is the frankest
and most logical Democratic speech ever
At a Seymour and Blair rally at
Jackson, Miss., on the 25th of August
the bill gave notice : " Front seats re
served for freedmen !" What do you
think of your negro-associating Copper
heads of the South Democrats of Ore
gon ? Front seats are reserved for the
negroes by the Democracy in Mississippi,
but to the Democracy of Oregon they
are only known as " brutes," :t baboons "
who are not entitled and who are unfit
for the ballot. " Whar's your white
man's government ?"
The Richmond '' Dinpatch is writing
down Admiral Farragut. That naturally
follows the failure of the attempt of the
rebel Democracy to shoot him down,
which occurred some years ago.
; . -
E.MiORAVrs. Some thirteen or four
teen wagons, with eight families, arrived
in lloise City on Sept. 18th. from Mis-j
souri. They were bound. sa3-s the Boise
Democrat, for Oregon. Let them come
plenty of room.
A distinguished savant alluding to
"Governor Seymour's birth, it Pompey,
New York, remarked that he was a form
er resident of Pompeii, and had recently
been exhumed by a party of American
Some follow informs the general public
that Mr. Seymour is a descendant of the
nobility of England, and has bright aris
tocratic blood in his veins. Whereupon
every Irishman is expected to go into
raptures for this representative of British
The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser,
(Dem.) tells the Northern Democracy
that they may rely on the fact that in the
seven reconstructed States, Grant electors
will be chosen without any exception
whatever. It says: "It is better that
the Democracy of the North should real
ize the truth as to the Southern Presi
Spain are to the 28th. The city of Car
thagena had joined the rebels; the roy;-l
troops were retreating before the insur
gents; the revolution had extenled to a
majority of the, provinces, and tnjp rebels
were daily gaining strength, while the
efforts of the Government to stand the
storm was: evidently weakening. The
la-t ship of the Spanish navy had joined
the rebels. Public opiniou favors the
revolution. The portion of the army
which still retrains faithful to the Queer,
is disorganized, and little dependence is
placed upon it. It is thought the
Queen's case is hopeless.
There are four (J rant clubs in Uniou
delphia, April Uth. Ai ireU. j
ever seen it," the West was going on the county. Bully for Union county. ,
night of the 22d Sept. Fifteen thou- j .The grain crop of Russia 13 reported
sand tanuers oi Chicago aud neighboring ! ag an euire faIure tb;s 8eason.
counties are out in an immense torchlight j
procession. A hundred thousand j eople i The heavy fires in the Sound country,
the streets; Court iNiuare is ; (XV. T. 1 are causint? the farmers much
m i r,., .. .1 ; v ' r
anxiety by driving immense numbers of
wild animals out of the forests into the
The Real Carpet-Baggers. There
is some curiosity to know who Frank
Blair referred to in his letter as "carpet
baggers." The Syracuse Journal says
We presume he meant the fellows who
two or three years ago, visited New York
with their carpet-bags stuffed with com
bustible materials, to burn the city. He
may deny this interpretation, because
they were all Democrats, and he will now
expect their vote."
Dix ox Seymour. A telegram dated
New Y'ork, Sept. 22d, says : A letter
from Gen. Dix to a friend in this city,
just published, says: " I have been ac
quainted with Seymour more than a
quarter of a century. He is an amiable
gentleman of unexceptionable private
character, and of respectable talents, but
you know as well as I do that he has hot
a single qualification for the successful
execution of the high official trust which
he has been nominated to. He is espe
cially deficient in Jhat firmness of pur
pose which . in critical emergencies is the
only safeguard against public disaster
and calamity. He has been tried, at
different times, Governor of the State of
New York, and has in neither case had
the talent or tact to keep the Democratic
party of the Stale together more than
two years. I should regard his election
at this time, when steadiness of purpose,
decision and self-control are so much
Deeded, as one of the greatest calamities
that could befall the country."
All the Democratic campaign docu
ments omit Frank Blair's Broadhead let
ter, and in many of the States that gave
large Republican majorities the Demo
cratic State committees decline to pub
lish his letter accepting the nomination
to the Vice Presidency.
"Grousdswells." The Sacramento
Record saj-s : "Tt is well known that here
tofore Shingle Springs, El Dorado county,
has east but six Union votes Thursday
evening a Grant aud Colfax Club, was
formed, and thirty persons signed the roll.
The leader of this Grant aiovement was
Mr. Davidson, a heretofore well known
Howell Cobb, after his fiendish speech
at Atlanta, Ga., a few days ago, anathe
matizing and denouncing the Union men
of the South should remember Andrew
Johnson's scathing rebuke delivered in
the Senate in I860. In referring to the
seceding members of Buchanan's Cabi-
! net, Mr. Johusou said: " Cobb remained
j in the cabinet until the Treasury was
i bankrupt and the national credit dis
j graced at home aud abroad, and then he
! conscientiously seceded." Such is the
Sudikn Death. On the evening of
the 2Sth, as we learn from the Portland
Oi-Kjoiiian, the wife of W. W. Nelson
of th city died, suddenly, in the Good
Templars hall, while acting as an officer
of the lodge, having just finished reading
a part of the ceremony. She died in
twenty, minutes after the attack.
";'- Telegr.apu.lc Summary.
A dispatch dated Washington, Stpt.
25th, states that a delegation of the Ala
bama Legislature have arrived. They
neglected to bring an authorized copy of
the resolution under which they act, and
will await its arrival before officially vis
iting the President. Governor Smith ac
companies the delegation by request of
the Legislature, lie does not fully sym
pathize with the Legislature iu asking
tor troops, and expresses confidence iu
his own ability to maintain the peace of
the State. The people desire peace.
He has the assurance of men ot both
parties of support in his efforts. - Except
in one or two localities, there are no in
dieatious of a disposition to resist any
legitimate officer in the discharge of this
duty. The. Governor is appre
heusive that during the excite
ment of the coming election imprudent
parties may commit acts which will lead
to serious disturbances unless restrained
by some assurance from the President
that they will be put down by the Feder
al authorities. Beyond this assurance,
Governor Smith is inclined to think that
no rederal interference
From Nashville, Sept. 2Gth, we learn
that "the muuicipal election passed off
quietly. Mr. Alden, the present Mayor, H
was re-elected by 2o0 majority. Nearly
all the aldermen aud councilmen suppor
ted Alden. Thornburg oidy carried one
ward. Both candidates are Republicans
and supporters of Grant 'and Oolfax.
The Democrats and Conservatives united
on Thornburg. The J'rcss and Times,
the ; leading Radical organs, supported
Thornburg, who was sustained by a large
part of the negro votes.
A peace treaty has been concluded
with theShoshones, Bannocks and Sheep
eater Indians. They are to be located in
Idaho and Montana.
From Chester, (Pa) we leapa that the
bark Sunnyside, with a cargo of coal oil, was
struck by lijihtnincr and an explosion
is necessary at
man who sets himself up as a censor of j followed. A lie bark, burned up. 1 lie
1 1 . .1 o .1 7"' -It pilot was blown overboard, and several
mfn nnrl nnrU nt tho Smith n rloeprih- v. - - - , " " - -w " ' " "
President Johnson told the delegation
of tailors that waited on him the other
day that it was not the "profession of a
man, but his associations, that degrade
him." They accepted his apology, of
course. But how mad it must make old
Mr. Wells and the rest to be slurred so
by the President.
Samuel W. Leffingwell, Esq., has sev
ered his connection with the Lebanon
(Ohio) Patriot, a Democratic organ, in
consequence of the nomination of Val
landigham, who, he claims, was forced
on the Democracy by the trickery of his
A Democratic paper says, that in or
der to secure Seymour's election, they
must get out every Democratic voter.
Can't do it, for most of 'em are in too
long a "
If the people should elect Seymour, it
would be saying to the rebels : " We are
sorry we whipped you, and as a proof of
our repentance, we have elected a man
who was sorry all the time we were whip-
our sorrows we have
leader of the armies by
'"whonivyou were whipped.
ed by one who is at present his bosom
Frank Blair on His Party. On
the 3d February, 1850, in a speech at
Concord, N. II., Frank Blair gave his
opinion of the party he is now training
with, as follows :
" Who was the father of the present
Democratic party ? A roan who, if he
had persisted in his course three hours
longer, Old Hickory would have hung
on the nearest tree in Washington. It
was John C. Calhoun. You well recol
lect 'that the Senate and House were
both - strongly Democratic when he
brought forth the resolutions in the
Senate declaring slavery protected in the
Territories by the Constitution of the
United States. You know then he was
hooted out of a Democratic Senate. But
those who were then so Reluctant to sanc
tion this principle haVeJ been manipu
lated until they have fallen in. The old
Jefferson and Jackson principles have
been abandoned, and the man who did
not escape the rope by three hours is the
author of all to which the Democratic
party of the present day subscribes."
Wiio Was Nominated. The New
York Sun is authority for saying that a
half dozen different Blairs are up for the
Vice Presidency. Probably, having
adopted the entire Blair family, the Dem
ocracy propose to be impartial toward
them all. At present there are flying from
mast head of prominent Democratic news
paper, the names of Francis P. Blair;
Francis P. Blair, Junior; Frank P. Blair,
Junior; Frank Preston Blair; Francis
Preston Blair;. General Blair, etc. The
name of the father of all the Blairs is
Francis P Blair. It may be that it is
understood i he is a candidate as well as
the whole family of boys.
Says the New York Tribune: The
World figures up a lovely prospect for
Seymour and Blair, and thereupon ex
claims : " No wonder Radicalism i is in
the damps, and down in the very valley
of the shadow of death." j
Certainly not! It is as natural as
life ! But isn't it a wonder, now, that,
with such a "dead sure thing" for Sey
mour, nobody ventures to cover the $10,
000 left at the St. Nicholas, and the tens
of thousands put up by George Wilkes
to bet on Grant?
Priuee Napoleon employs six cooks
and spends $20,000' a year on hi table.
of the crew scalded but saved.
. ( 'n the 23d ult., according to telegram
from Chicago, a political question was
raised in the Cabinet at Washigton. The
session lasted three hours. Secretary
Welles and McCulloch declared in,' favor
of Seymour and Blair ; Secretary Seward
came out unequivocally for Grant and
Coltax. Schotield and Evarts expressed
do preference, deeming their position
understood as consistent Republicans.
. On the 23d ult. at Elmira, as the fu
neral procession of Mrs. Carr was cross
ing the railroad track, near the paiuted
post, the express train came along 1'rght
ening the horses to one of the carriages.
The sister of the deceased was literally
cut to peices.
- Telegrams from New York state that :
A gelding, owned by john Stewart,
at the Fashion Course yesterday, trotted
twenty miles to wagon in 59 minutes aud
25 seconds. The trot was accomplished
easily. The horse showed no signs of
fatigue. The last mile was made, appar
ently without exertion, in 3.02. j This
feat is said to be unparalelled.
Robert Lincoln will be married on
Thursday to the daughter of Senator
linister McMahon sailed to-day for
the Argentine Republic.
: A dispatch received, j to-day annouces
the completion ot another section of the
Union Pacific Railroad, making eight
hundred and twenty miles. A stupen
dous swindle has been' detected here by
a company organized entitled, Brooklyn
Steamship and Land Company, j One
hundred thousand dollar bonds constitute
the funds in circulation in all parts of the
country, many havinr gone to California.
Many persons in Virginia have been
extensively swindled by laqd speculators,
through using these bonds, besides a
number of Eastern and Western States.
At the National Labor Congress to-day,
a resolution was adopted to form a nation
al labor party for political purposes, to
advance the interests of the workingmen
in 'the country. A committee of three
was appointed to issue an address, call
ing upon the working men to use their
influence and vote for no man for office
who is not pledged to sustain the Nation
al Labor Union.
A dispatch from General Reynolds, at
Austin, Texas, announces that a detach
ment of Federal cavalry overtook two
camn and winter supplies.
The Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows to
day disposed of tho amendment to the
constitution. The committee on Nation
al Jubilee reported in favor of holding
a semi-centennial anniversary of the os-
are out in
completely filled. The meeting was ad
dressed by Generals Palmer, Logan,
Bates, Cox and' other prominent speak
ers. By Cable we have the following:
Paris. Sept. 22. The Patrie publish
es the following from Spain : Madrid is
quiet, though the. people are excited, and
the troops faithful at Cadiz. The troops
and citizens are faithful, but the garrison
has been rein forced an a precautionary
measure. The oth-r towns are quiet.
Lonion. Sept. 22. The telegraph iu
Spain ha been destroyed in every direc
tion. The news is uncertain and contra
dictory. Gens. Prim and Doceda are at
the head of the iusurgents. Their forces
are marching on the capital.
London, Midnight Sept. 22. The
following additional is received from
Spain : Conchas is at the head of the
Queen's troops. Prime Minister Bravo,
has fled. The Queen is at St. Sebastian
or on the road between that place and
Madrid. Martial law has been proclaim
Advices from Marshall county, Texas,
slate that the country in that neighbor!
hood is overrun with robbers. A body
of freebooters, numbering 119 men, well
armed and equipped, are roaming through
the country. On the oth they captured
forty Government wagons loaded with
suppli Sulphur springs, guarded by
a small company of Infantry, had seDt an
express for aid, stating that if not rein
forced the garrison, which was surround
ed, would be slaughtered. (Jen. Hayde",
in command at Marshall, had -sent rein
forcements. The Republicans of the fifth district,
Massachusetts, have nominated B. F. But
ler as their candidate for Congress.
At Helena, ou the evening of the 27th,
Gen. J. C. Hindman, late of the Confed
erate ar.ny, was assassinated while sitting
in his house. A man fomie;ly serving
under him has been arrested for the deed.
Central American hews to the 19th
is to the effect that the prospect for peace
is not very bright. Discontent with the
new covernment prevails. The cereal
crops in Gautemala and Nicaragua are
seriously affected by winter rains. No
further news of the earthquake.
Dispatches state that it is generally be
lieved tin France that the revolutionists in
Spain will be successful, and will result
iu the expulsion of the Bourbons, and
probably in the accession of the Duke de
Montpensier to the Spanish throne.
Gen. Prim, with a fleet of ironclads was
expected at liarcellona on the 26th.
A telegram, u"ated Fort Wallace, Sept.
28th, reportsHat Col. Carpenter reached
Forsyth on the rWrning of the 25th inst.
Col. Bankhead s comm:iud which srleft
here with provisions, fete., arrived rooo
after Col. Carpenter. Col. Foisyth lost
five killed and twelve wounded, and all
his horses. The Indiau loss was not
far from eighty killed and wounded.
The Indians were the Sioux, Cheycnnes.
and Arrapahoes. They number between
six and seven hundred. It is estimated
that they fired not less than 10,00D
rounds, besides a quantity of arrows.
The ground was thickly strewn with the
latter. Col. Forsyth's wounds are doing
well. The fight on the first day was the
worst and most terriffic that has ever
taken place on the plains. The Indians
trade charge after charge, sometimes com
ing within fifty feet of our men. The
itthinrl rtn urViIfli flipv wprc ll:lll J few lllish-
es and a small amount ot grass, tjur men
were almost entirely exposed. Their
only defense was a small sand breastwork,
which was thrown up with no tools and by
working between the attacks of the In
dians who rode around, charging down on
them. At some points, one party were
digging while the rest fought.
Dispatches from Victoria to the 28th
state that a new coal mine had been dis
covered at Saanich, about fifteen miles
from A'ietoria. Quality of the coal good;
seam about four and a half feet thick.
The mortality among the Indians in
the vicinity of Victoria was causing con
siderable alarm. Fifty deaths had oc
curred during the last month ; nature of
the disease unknown, j The authorities
were making every preparation against
the spread of the disease, and had Bent
away hundreds of Indians from the city.
The number of deaths, at latest dates,
were on the decrease.
A dispatch from London on the 27th,
says: No official dispatches have been
received from Madrid since Friday.
The following account comes from other
sources: The revolution in Spain is the
result ofconstitutional, moderate and lib
eral parties in an effort to overthrow the
reigning dynastyi The fleet has joined
. the movement because the sailors are un
paid and the greater part of the army
revolt because they are indignant ot the
exile of their favorite Generals. The
Church, which is bound by every tie to
the Queen, resists and holds the masses
in check. As far as can be ascertained
from various reports received to the pres
ent hour, insurrection extends through
out the provinces of Cadiz, Seville, Cor
dova, Huilva, Grenada, Valencia, Ali
cante, Caseras, Malaga, Vigo, Ferral,
Corruna, La Grand, Altreria and Ovie
do. Many armed bands have appeared
in the provinces of Huesca, Sarogossa,
Truel and Navarre. Gen. Porua has ar
rived in the vicinity of Cordova, but his
1 i j iao iritlorl '20 and woundedu troops are deserting in larsre numbers.
UUUUlWlilJvuvo, . ' , . ... , " - . - , '
an equal number, and recaptured two vHe was obliged to stop his march and
captives. They destroyed the Indians' wait for reinforcements fram Culdad,
1 . 1:.. Tao1 anil TCaftaina vliili of Kiat nMMA,.Mfa
Real and Badajos, which at last accounts,
had not reached him. The Province of
Biccay sent troops from San Sabastian
for the protection of the Queen. In An
dalusia the telegraph wires have been
cut and the railroads have been cut up.
open lauds, who " walta " into their sheep
and hogs at a fearful rate.
They have experienced heavy frosts
along the S:.uiid, (W.' T.) destroying:
late vegetation :ibjeet to its ravages.
The latest ."scientific invention ar -nounced
is one for making, water answer
the purpof-e of ood aud coal in pro
pelling'steam engines. '
All the mills in the lumber trade on
the Sound are reported as running night
and day, and yet are unable to supply the
demand made upon Qfem:
-It is estimated by competent authori
ties that the yield of breadstuff's in the
United Statet ! the current year, will
be about 3'6 j.'JOO.OOO bushels; more
than the most fruitful year we have ever
Thirty-two pounds instead of thirty -five
are to constitute a bushel of oats in
St. Ljuis iu future.
Czar Alexander has pledged his Alas
kan money in, payment of a loan from
Hamburg banking house.
A rich Weisb'idener gave 40,000 flor
ins to educate poor children on the day
the Luther monument was dedicated.
Fifty dollars will hereafter. 'be charged
to the soldier' who loses or disposes of
the Springfield breech-loading musket.
Queen Isabella of Spain, according to
the ill natured gossips, drinks a pint of
brandy every week day, and a quart on
The revenue Dep irtmenkhas declared
in favor of the adopti of the Tice
metre for the prevention of fiauds iu
liquor distilleries. j
It takes seven men one week to dust
the groat organ in Boston. Their wage
for the week are over 8100. j
Mr. Parton asKs, " Will the coming;
man drink wine?" If he's a good Dem
crat he'll prefer whisky.
The other day Edward Williams, of
Scranton, i'ennsylvania.'swam 9 miles ia
150 minutes, or 2J hours.
In Yarmouth, -Maine, a town of 2,500
inhabitants, there are 60 persons above
80 years of age and 129 above 70.
Thad Stevens never wa married, and
it is not known that he leaves a relative
Princess Elizabeth of Spain has thirty -
!! 1 - .
six minion reais marriage portion.
Small monkeys are the fashionable pets
of fashionable ladies in Paris now.
A brother of the late N. P. Willis is
said to be a bootmaker at Melbourne.
The New York Tribune says it is ru
mored that Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
is to be made a deacon in Henry Wardx
Beeeher's church. - -
The Queen asks Parliament to vote a
pension of 2,200 per annum to Gen. Sir
M ,l. v.. v, r.: 1 1 '
ices in Abyssinia.
England has mosquitoes for the first
time. The little insects find the weather
admirable, and English blood very
An act of the Legislature ; of Tennes
see now makes habitual drunkenness m
cause for divorce on the part of cither .
man or wife.
A' large number of dead shad were
lately picked up on the, Connecticut
shoals at Cromwell, Connecticut, killed
by the hot weather. ' j .
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Indians collect them by sinking pine
blanches in the water where the fish
spawn, and eat them raw. "
The" young gentleman who stands high
est this year on the roll at the Naval
Academy is Midshipman Kellcy, a neph
ew of 3Ir. Barney Williams.
Somebody has paid $300 for a million
cancelled postage stamps, collected by a
lady of Ycnkers, and she has given the
money to a church.
Russia works energetically sometime.
It is now building a railroad from Koursk
to Tasraroer. and hna 40 000 workmen nn
0 a, j
the line to do it up quickly.
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Splits its Ticket. The New York
Herald of the 5th of August, splits its
ticket and supports Grant and Blair.
That's riding the fence very judiciously.
Io the Republican ticket the efficient
ouantitv stands in its proper place the a
1 - u
figure is before Jthe cipher, the man leads,,
the nonentity comes after. , In the Dem
ocratic ticket it is the other way. Thar
the cipher comes first and the number
stands behind it, so. that the Democracy
begin their campaigning with a start ia
inverse order and are likely to go qn as if
it were a sum in fractions the more
ngures you gee on me paper toe :iiea ia .
tho represented value." .1 .