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C S. Official Paper for Oregon.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1870.
There seems to be do truth in the re
part that Gen. Cox has bora offered a
The tax levy in Wuto county is 3
per cent. the glorious results of Iemo
Balance in the U. S. Treasury, Oct.
15th. wi : Coin. $98,181,000; cur
reney, S241jO,000; gold certificates,
.Tas. A. Udell, of Eugene, has been
apposed I. S. Commissioner, in place
f A. A. Skiuner, removed, by the U. S.
Tlie 1-ate Elections.
L . . r.i.
1 We find in the Ortytmtan ex me as-h
inst. the following compilation ot returns
and detail cf the late elections ia, the
i First. Disti let Samuel Jr Randall
iVem.) hss 4,315 majority,
r Second District J.. Creely (Iod.
Rep.) has a majority of 1,000 over Chsa.
O'Neil, the regular Republican nominee.
Third District Leonard Myers Re
nnhiicanl claims a majority of GOO over
John Moffit QDena), a large Republican
Charles L. .Douglass, indicted for kill
ing E. I). Holbrook at Idaho Qity , I. T.,
a few months sine;, has been released
f re jail oa 55.000 bail.
J. A. Abbott, formerly of Josephine
county, Oregon; charged with killing his
brother at Idaho City on the 4th of July,
has beeu tried and acquitted. . .
The State Fair receipts we're between
t3.UUU and 14,UUU, and tbe expenses
will swallow up about two-thirds of the.
receipts, leaving a handsome balance.
From all acr-onnts the Grand Lodge of
Good Templars, in session at Oregon
City the present week, are having
splendid time. J
It is stated that the work on the
Northern Pacific Railroad, between Port
land and Puget Sound, will commence
the present year. .
Op the ISth inst., the House passed
Stout's Metropolitan Police Bill, by
strict party vote 29 to 14 and the bill
only awaits the signature of the Govern
or to become a law.
The bill providing for canal and locks
on the-west side of the river, at Oregon
Ci'y,,has passed both branches of the
Legislature, and is now in the hands of
It is stated that Ben. Holladay has
bought the mill property of Estes &
Sliujhon, on the river just le'ow the gas
works', in Portland, paying therefor
- Mr. C. P. Ferry, of the firm of Russe'l
& Ferry, real estate brokers, Portland,
''goes to the-Atlantic States soon, in the
interest of the firm. The business of this
erterprising firm is rapidly increasing.
Prussia had. October 10th, C50,000
" men in the field, 520,000 of whom were
fit for duty. There ruiiiains in the whole
of Germany, uuder aims and ready for
duty, but 250,000 available men.
Prussian Designs. On our first
page will be fouud an article, taken from
the San Francisco Chronicle, entitled "a
Startling Theory," having special refer-
; ance to the designs of Prussia on Cuba.
' The writer maintains that Germany is
hatching schemes of conquest likely to
trouble the repose of Uncle Sam. II is
s argukuent is highly s.nsational, but i.s
rather too far fetched to "be at all within
the bounds of probability. - Prussia has
all the work she can possibly attend to
in Europe for many years to come, and
allowing that RUinarcL's desire to secure
colonial possessions foi his country to be
ever so intense, he has too much wari-
ness to 'think of arousing the hostility of
the United States by any movement look
ing to the eiezure of Cuba. There is
ftlttDty of territory in Asia or Africa that
has not yet been brought under subjec
tion to civilized nations, which Prussia
. might seize, and thus plant her flag on
foreign soil, without poaching upon
Uncje Sam's preserves.
Fourth District W. D. Kelly (Rep.)
has a majority rising 2,000 over m. B.
Thomas (IndJ. .
Fifth District Still in Doubt. The
returns from Bueks county are not all in.
It is said A. C Harner (Rep ) is defeat
ed by John A. Heading (Democrat).
oixtu l'lMnct the majority tor Ac
ker (Deui.) is estimated at 1.500.
Seventh District asbmgton Town-
send CBep.) ia elected by 2,500- major -
.Light h District rThe. maiontv for J.
Lawrence Geit (.Dem.) ia nearlv 6,000.
X? i - . re i . " j--
iMDin I'lstrict ine majority tor K)
Dickey (Rep.) is 5,800. ;
Tenth District The vote ia very close
between John V. Killinger (Rep and
Cyrus V. Olootgcr, Democrat;, it will
take the full returns to settle the ques
tion. The majority will be very small
either way. j
Eleventh District The majority for
John B. Stornca (Dew ) i estimated at
Twelfth District L. D. Shoemaker
(Rep.) is reported elected, but this is
Thirteenth District Ulysses . Mercur
(Rep.) is said to be elected by 150 major
ity. This is also doubtful.
Fourteenth District John B. Paeker
(Rep.) is certainly elected by. over 2,000
Cessna's election iu the Sixteenth
District is still in doubt ; also, Stewart's
election in the Twenty-first District.
General Negley is re elected by about
2,200 majority in the Twenty-second
In theTwenty-third District the reg
ular Republican ticket f ir county officers
is elected in Allegheny by some thous
In the State Legislature the Republi
cans wilt have a majority of five iu the
Senate, which is a gaiu of two. The
House will stand the same as last year.
; Leeds, the Republican eaudidate, has
a majority for Sheriff iu Philadelphia.
j ' OHIO.
The Republicans gain one Congress
man in the First District, and undoubt
edly carry the Second, Third, Fourth,
Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh, Four
teenth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth, Eigh
tcenth and Nineteenth. Nothing has
beeu heard from the Sixth District. The
representation iu Congress, conceding the
Sixth District to Denver, will stand
thirteen Republicans tosix Democrats, as
Anotheskdispateh says , the State will
have, according to the latest indications,
fourteen Republicans and five Democrats
in Congress, a gain of one member for
In the First District. Niblack, Demo
crat, is elected ; Second District, Kerr,
Democrat; Third District, Holtnan, Dem
ocrat ; Fourth District. Coburu, Repub
lican ; Sixth Distriet, Yoorhees, Demo
crat; Seventh District, doubtful ; Eighth
District, Tyner, Republican ; Ninth Dis
trict, doubtful General Wallace, Re
publican, probably elected; Tenth Dis
trict, Williams, Republican ; Eleventh
District, Packard, Republican.
The Republicans gain two members of
the Legislature in Evansrille.
Repudiation. In the reported pro
ceediogs of the Oregon Legislature, on
the 17th inst., we Sod the following:
Mr. WhalleJ offered tbe following :
Whereas, The late Democratic couven-
tioa resolved in favor of "equitable ad
justment 'of the public debt of the
l otted Mates, and '";
Whereas, It ia claimed that such "ea-
uitsble adjustment" means the repu
diation of suoh debt, and that the late
general election was a decisiun to that
effeet, therefore be it '
lieohd. By the House, the Senate
concurring, that the neople of - the State
of Oregon are opposed to the jiolatien of
any contract whirh the General Govern
ment has made with its creditors, or to
any repudiation of the public debt of the
Mr. Alexander I move that the res
olution be rejected promptly.
" Tbe motion prevailed by the following
vote : !:
' - AyesMessrs. Alexander, Amis, Bur
nett, Caldwell, Clark, Calloway, Carlisle,
Drain, Dorris, DeSheil, Elkins, Fulton,
Grant, Helm, Ilolman, Hunter, McLain,
McCoy. : Munkcrs, Ostrander, Porter,
Rader, Shuck, Savage, Thompson, Town
send, Wells, Waldron, Whtteaker, and
the Speaker 30
Nays Messrs. ' Apperson, Carson,
Dunbar, Davenport, Harrison, Marc,
Mills, O'Rcgan, Paquet, Quimby, Stark
weather and Whalley 12
Those simple minded Democrats who
contended, during the late canvass, that
"equitable adjustment" did not mean re
puliation, will see, by the light of the
action of tbe Democracy in the Oregon
Legislature, in the matter of tbe resolu
tion above quoted, that they have labored
under a delusion that they have been
deceived by their leaders into supporting
bedrock Repudiationists men whose
hearts are still full of rancor and hate
toward the old flag, and who are willing
and anxious to prove their hatred - by
every act calculated to weaken and bring
discredit upon, and eventually destroy,
this glorious old Union of the Stripes
and Stars. The whole coarse of the
present Legislative Assembly has been
marked by acts of discourtesy and mali
nant party spite. The.will of the people,
as expressed at the ballot box, has been
utterly ignored, and every principle of
equity : and justice outraged. Their
promised ''economy" is blossoming iu an
emptied Treasury and an increase of
taxation. Their respect for the will of
the "dear people," for the franchise, is
shown by the enactment of laws taking
the election of local officers out of th
hands of the people, and making then
appointees of the Governor. Measures
calculated to retard the growth and
prosperity of the State, and increase the
burdens of taxation, through a combina
tion of ignorance and party spite on the
part of the overwhelming Democratic
majority, receive the firstattention. of that
eminent body of law makers. And now,
after wasting tbe time and money of the
people, ia enacting outrageous, unlawful,
uncalled for and purely paitisan measures,
merely to put money into the pockets of
reliable Democrats," who might other
wise go uuprovided for, to the detriment
of the true interests and wants- of the
State, it is heralded abroad that imme
diately upon the heels of the adjourn
meat of the present Legislature, an ex
tra session will be convened by the Gov
ernor ! Let the Democratic revel go
Washington, October 13th. Collec
tor Robb, of Savannah, forbade placiug
the United States flag at hall-mast on ac
count of tbe death of Lee. Ilia actions
caused intense excitement, Boutwell
telegraphed approving it. ' .
Nxw Ycrk, October. 13th. The well
known suit of John O'Mahouy against
August iJehnoot, lor recovery of reman
funds, was finally decided to day in favor
of Belmont, through the default of plaiu-
"Brick" Pomeroy and F. J. Tueker
have disposed of the Daily Democrat to 1
11. Lambert.. ,
Wasuisoton, October ISth. The
President is in receipt of telegrams to day
announcing the result of the elections.
He expressed some Tears or Indiana, but
said ou the whole they had turned out
better than he anticipated, lie expressed
regret at Schenck's defeat.
bchenck s Ohio friends here say that
he will be given Secretary Cox's place in
the Cabinet. Others say he will get; his
scat by contest.
A dispatch from benator Morton says
the Democratic Stare ticket in Indiana is
elected bv about 2,000 majority. The
Legislature is in doubt. A private dis
patch from Mount Vernon, Indiana, says
Morgan s majority is about 2,400.
IlAKttiSBUBO, October I3th. I be la
test reports from the Sixteenth Congress
ional District make Myers t Democratic),
apparent majority 12; but it will requite
an omcial vote tw determine with certain
ty who is .elected to -Congress.
Chicago, October ldth. Keturns for
Iowa election indicate a Republican ma
jority on the State ticket of about 30,000.
1 lie Congressional delegation is entirely
Philadelphia, October 13th. The
Fifth Congressional District is still iu
doubt. The Sixth is probably Democrat
ic. Townsend, Republican, is elected to
Congress lroiu the Seventh District by
about 3,000 majority. - ,
Lonuom, October IStL. One day's
later dates have been received from Rio
t Generals Galey and Rivas were pur
Th rebels under Lunzo had been a-
in c sea ana cat.turea. i he rebels arc so
demoralized that their early submission
t Montevideo was beseiged by the insur
gents. Ihe Citizens were greatly alarm
ed. ' -"--:' ,
Latest War News.
' Bourbaki has been appointed comman
der of "all the forces in Northwestern
France. Ila expresses the firm conviction
. that the French armies will be able to
assume the offensive in a few weeks, and
defeat, if not entirely destroy, the German
armies. " '
" ' Or tho I9th a hand of Irish and
American volunteers had reaehed. Paris,
and were marching through the streets,
carrying American and French flags. ;
On the 18th the Prussians captured
Chatuea Dnn, after a hard fight.
'.-. Five, hundred , prisoners, of the Garde
Mobile, escaped from the Prussians near
Chateau Thierry, during sn attack made
by the Franc Terriears, on the 16th.
"; French sharpshooters throughout the
country were becoming mare aed more
effective, causing the German" armies
great trouble and loss.
The battle of Bagneaux resulted . so
disastrously to the Prussians, that . they
asked. For six. hours armistice to . bury
f Bisourak's proposals' for peace, through
Geoera! : Eurnsidfi, wer the psymnt f
as- jadestnitj ox oigktjf milli'ta sterling,
' Alsace and Lorraine to be aeatrat tarrU
terj for ten -years, Ttwd thta tddeeide by
f lebiseitum " their- future ' status ; , the
jrussiaoa t. enter Paris and sign a peace
tnere. ..ia:. terms wtre, taaignaniiy
lef used by tbe Freacb. ' - '
Dcb Moines give 600 Republican ma
jority, a large jrain ; Green county 300 ;
Cass county, alio ; .Madison county UJU.
Ihe Republican majority in the State
will be over 30,000. y
Tbe Republicans of Newark, New
Jersey, at the charter election swept the
city Dy a majority oi i.ouu, a gam oi
COMMENTS BY THE NEW YORK. TUIBCNE.
The Tribune sets down the returns al
ready ascertained as indicating substan
tial Republican victories. It says the
return from Pennsylvania indicate that
the Republicans hold their own on Coos
gressmen, and in certain portions of - tbe
State have done even better than could
reasonably have beeu expected.
. -i i I' .
The recent elections in the Eastern
States show substantial victories for the
Republicans. For the most part
this result ia due to tho honest and able
administration of the affairs of Govern
ment in the hands of Presideut Grant,
Through his administration , the public
debt is rapidly diminishing, taxation has
been reduced t7(000,000 or $80,000,
000 a year, and will be still further re
duced, while the publio expenses have
been curtailed as rspidly aa a due regard
to the interests of the people would ad
mit. ; " :' ; -
late dispatch states that considerable
ioterest is Jolt in regard to the. complex
ion of the newly elected Legislature of
Inutana, as Senator -Morton a final so
ceptanee of the English mission depends
upon it being Republican, in order that
be may be snccoeded in tbe Senate by a
person in full accord with the Adimuis
t ration and Congress.
A Washington dispatch of the 12th
inst., says that the Aduiiuitratio'i ia wcil
pleas-ad with the genwtal result of the
late elections, andacoepte it as a proof
that the policy of the. President has been
substantially endorsed by tbe people. ?'
' The steamship, Comamdort effected an
entrance into Coos . Bay sod into., the
mouth of the Coqoelle rivera short time
ago, and the ei ti e rss 5.ongh e harbor
were so jubilant over tb-e- mytmt, that they
fired salutes. - v . .v!
It is announced that the Legislature
will adjourn to-daj. " " .
Fuom Wisconsin. A : preacher of
Waushara has been discharged for beinir
personal to bis bearers. He said : "If
yon should take a barrel and fill it with
the Holy Ghost, and another and fill it
with whisky, and call this congregation
up aud let you take your choice, tbe whis
ky would begone first."
Milwaukee has a sensible base-ball club,
where each membct employs a small boy
to piek up the ball for him. "
From the Devil river, we learn of anoth
er instance of the heroism of woman. A
Jew days ago, while nine young people
were crossing tbe river relerred to in a
small boat, a sudden gust of wind struck
them and threw a Mr. South weld, one of
the number, overboard. He was just
about to sink when his younrz wife jump
ed overboard, seized his coat-collar and
kept his head above water until another
boat went to their assistance and took
them on board. They had only been mar
ried two months.
Several young ladies at Elkhorn recent
ly demonstrated their belief in ! tho doc
trines of Locy Stone Black well and Anna
Dickinson, by starting' on an excursion
into, tbe country without male incumbran
Increase of Ppulation in .Texas.
Returns from ten cuuntie in Texas havo
been received at the census bureau, which
shows a population of 33.359 against 18.
494 by tbe census of 1860, a gaiu of 14.
865, or over 80 "per cent. ; Should the
balance oi the state show a; correspon ¬
ding increase the total population under
tbe present census will amount to nearly
There will be a transit of Venns across
the snn in 1874, and astronomers are al
ready busy in making arrangements, for
the careful examination, as by it the dis
tanoe of tho sun from the earth is deter
mined.' The last transit of Veau was
in 1789, and since that time instruments
of greater axaotneee have been made. Its
results will be- watched with great inter
Cat fey scientific men. '' ' ' ' '"
- 'The honor of beinjr the first woman
lecturer made welcome by the Southern
ers i Claimed for Miss Olive Logan. Last
year she leeturad ia Delaware, Maryland
and Kentncky. Baltimore and Louisville
gave her four good Jionses in ooe seatsoa
This year she received invitations
front VrBai"i State hitherto unknown
by experience to . women, lectures, and
indeed -to leoturesat all. ---'Z -'
'Tlie Salem JtfemnyJi&s been enlarged.
It is etf s five eolomn japs-r.
LTJSDMS. Oct. 16. The Woriifs cor
respondents at Ostend sajs that Bazaine
made a tvurth and oVerwheluung attempt
in force, marching by Lad uc hump and
31ezieres seven miles from Metz, while
another ban of his army furiously as
sailed ; tke Germans beond Noisselle.
The Gertians were beaten iu both direc
tions, their camps broken up and the
maiu body driven to Pont a Mousson,
where they now are. Bazaine himself is
atThionvillc on;aii:zinir a movement, lie
holds tbe Hue to Meziers' and IN a
l$EUi.Uf, Oct. 16.--American diplo
mats in Paris having the goodwill of the
Paris government, propose that Alsace
and Loi r.ii'.e Willi Liixembure,. to
Bclttiti.ni and their nt-utrality be guaran
teed by European powers. It is under
stood thit France will consent to the
LONIK.N, Oct. 16. It is understood
that -Russia lusists ujMin a European
Congress as preliminary to a treaty of
peace and that Prince Gortzs chakotf has
uihirincd Ihe tioveriiiiient at lierliu that
if the lortress id' the Rhine frontier are
to be neutralized, llu-ia will require
equivalent guarantees to be given to her
on the Baltic and Polish line. This de
mand of Russia is i-upported by au in
formal note from Austria.
London, Oct. 16. A special corres
pondent of the Tribune at Berlin on the
14th, telegraphs that the armies invest
ing Paris have been and are s'.ill rcceiv-
heavy reinforcements, comprising
Landwehr of the guard heretolore at
Strasbourg,"! he bulk of the newly formed
thirteenth army corps beiore loul, and a
Baden division which is march in 1; by
Troves, and also ! resCive cort-s formed
in Silesia, which is t . all about 100,000.
The 15th army corps, uuder Gen. V011
crder. is advancing truiu Upper Alsace
against the Rhine. .... .
Operations at Paris ; are delayed by
Bismarck's desire to prevent shelling the
city. An attack is now expected next
week. ' '
Tours, Oct. 16. Dates from Paris to
the 14th are received. Prussians were
driven from Bayenu aud Chantillon on
the 13th by a heavy recounoitenng force
from the city supported by tuns of the
fortihoations. - ' : ,
. Berlin. Oct. 16. There are rumors
of a difference of opinion at the King's
headquarters, 3ioitke tavoriug immediate
boudjardnient, while Bismurt-k ' aud the
Crown Prinse favor slower process of
siege and starvation, and arue that they
have nothing to fear fnm the garrisou
and can 6pare half-his investing army to
break up attempted organization utid be
siege cities in other parts of the couu-
"7- -' . ; :-'':,
Leading citizens . of Berlin publish
their name to a protest against aunexa
tioii of Alsace and . Lorraine. -
.London, Oct. 16. The 1 WorrtT cor
respondent at Bologne says rnagemeiit
have taken place within three days at
Chevissy. Escales, Elis and Laferte. (St.
Aubiu.) iu each of which the Germans
were badly beaten. In the latti-r en
gagetttei.t,which occurred Thursday,
Germans to the number of between 8,000
or 9,000, were attacked early ; iu the
morning by a force of , 10.000 Gardes
Mobile and troops of the Hue of the
army pf Loire. They were badly posted
and taken by surprise, but fought with
determination until taknn in the flank by.
tho right wing of the French, when thoy
sought to retreat through the town of
Laferte. The inhabitants, aided by a small
body of Fi-eneh Tirreurs, barricaded the
main streets and . resisted ' the Germans
until the main' body of the pursuing
French tell upon thm again, eat the te
treating columns in two and captured or
dis;ersed the whole. - '
-r Lisbon,: Oct. 1 16 -The opening of
the Cortes took place to day. Tha King
announced the. renewal of diplomatie re
lations with -Italy; and that the promised
neutrality will be maintained in the pres
ent war. -
- LoNpdv," Oct. l6.-Tate iidvieea from
China show tht' preparations for war
continue. The Chinese professed to be
lieve that French representatives exceed
ed their instructions of making peremp
tory demands, which must lead to war.
London, Oct. 16. It is probable that
General Burn side will be able to get the
Amerieans remaining in Paris ou'. This
will be the limit of success of his efforts
and the sole result of his labors.
Bismarck continues to insist on . the
cession of Alsace and Lorraine. FavreJ
fortified by the improved military condi
tion for the temper and power tt tbe re
sistance of the eapital, says ' the ' nation
shall perish betore acceding to such con-
ditions. A brother of Bazaine writes to
the Jonual d' Ameurt denying that he re
fused to recognize the Republic or that
he holds Met for tbe Napoleonic dynas
ty. lie adds: Bazaine does not consid
er himself Marshal of the Empire, but of
t ranee. ?
Havana, Oct. 15 The blacks in
Martinique revolted 011 the 24th ult.,
burned fifty plantations and killed some
whites. The revolt was suppressed. It
was caused by the revolution in France.
' There has arrived from Spain a steam
er with 3.000 troops.
(Jen. Valmazeda reported an action at
Molinevido, in which 100 insurgents
were kill; Spanish loss not stated.
: London, Oct. 17. The French fleet
is again assembling off Dunkirk. This
fact coupled with the unexpected arrival
of a squadron in the North Sea, causes
the Germans to remove lights and restore
torpedoes and other obstacles ln-the hilbe
The Squadron in the North Sea is accom
panied by Hat bottomed boats, xhe Uer
minis apprehend mischief.
Tour, Oct. 17. All the Depart
ments withiu one hundred kilometres of
the eD-Miiy are declared in a state of siege,
and will be required to organize Military
Committees of defense. .
Nothing official has yet been received
from the armies confronting each other
near Laferte. A battle is imminent.
A dispatch from Bricsaeh announces
that the garrison made a successful sortie
yesterday morning. A thick tog pre
vailed, and the I ru.-siaris were surpused
and -many were kilh-d and wounded.
" Mabinbuku, Oct. 16, via London,
Oct. 17. A balloon which left Paris at
7 A. M . with four passeneis, alighted
here at 1 o'clock P. M. The aeronaut
reports Paris still courageous. .A battle
occurred on the 15th outside the walls.
3,000 Prussians were killed. . . ( .
London, Pct. 17- A powder maga
zine exploded near Alexandria recently,
kill'iig and wounding fifty people
The Duke of Mecklenburg reports the
capitulation of Soissons and 4,00U French
prisoners. The Prussian army Was to
enter the city on Sunday.
London, Oct. 17. The Prussians
have evacuated Beaugeucy. They blew
up the viaduct there before marching
The Prussians are still at Mcuny, but
in small force.
The opening shots of . the Prussian
bombardment -f 1'aris were fired from
Belville on Friday.
Tours, Oct. 17 M. Keartry, recent
ly iruui Paris, will go to Madrid on a
secret M ission.
Gambetta this morning started for
l-yons and Bisaneou iu response to peti
tions of journals ai.d people of those
cities. . '
New York, Oct. 17. Attorney Gen
eral Akermau is in town to niht, and in
consultation with the U. S. District
Judge in reference to the coming elec
tion. Trouble is apprehended. Tam
many utters threats if Deputy Marshals
aud troops are used al the polls as au
thorized by the new law.
which vielded 210 callous of oil was
found a few days ago on the beach at
Whidby s Island, Fuget bound. : $
Fames at Vancouver are dor a tine
land in large quantities to the N. P. R.
R. Co. on condition that the company lo
cates its principal depot there.
Fersoos connected with ' tbe so cat lea
vigilance committee which killed McDan
iel and Gibson in Pierce county, W. T.,
early last spring, will be brought to trial
before the District Court there this
An Olytnpia taper says : Thirty of the
German emigrants lately from Chicago,
we are informed by Gov. Solomon, have
taken claims on the Muckel&hute, in
Pierce county, where they propose to
build a small town. ,
The Vancouver Register has bepua its
sixth volume. It says : ' Passing in safe
ty through the dangerous period of baby
hood, having been proot against soot hnijr
syrup and debilitating nostrums general
ly, it sallies forth this morning free from
leading strings aud shouting triumphant
ly "see my new boots I
From the Seattle paper of the 11th:
The amount of travel on - the different
steamers on the Sound is of late assum
ing huge proportions. Whether it is
owing' to a greater influx Of Strangers in
our midst, or that our own citizens are
availing themselves of, the cheap rates id'
fare as 25 cents will take, one almost
anywhere we are not advised ; proba
bly it is a little of both causes which
tend to such a result. Ycstcrda$ the
steamer n ust have carried down the
Sound at least 250 persons. ,
In the State of Indiana the contest be
tween the two parties has fir several
years been closer than in. any of the
other ureat States. The reason is that
Indiana has received a greater propor
tionate increase of population from the
South than any other one of the nrigh
boring States, ad fewer Germans, who
are nearly all Republicans. It requires
unity of action and a determined tllortou
the part of the Republicans of Indiana to
win. In October, 1868, they carried the
State bv only about 900 majority, though
Gen. Grant carried it. in the month fol
lowing by about 10,000. . In the election
just held tbe State is close, both parties
claiming it. The great feature this year
is the large number of . independent Re
publican tickets throughout the fetate
Such tickets were run in nearlv one
third of the counties and r really aided
the Democrats. In the national contest.
when local issues drop out of sight, there
is no reaon to doubt that the Republi
cans can carry Indiana by a good n ajor
The New Orleans Vice Current, of
the 24th ult., says that great damage is
done to the cotton crop by 'worms in Inu
isiana aud Eastern Texas. It f urth, r
"Cotton is tejriiiuing to ripen, but will
not yield as well as heretofore supposed
though few cultivators were sauguihe.
Withiu the past week the weed has com
menced throwing off, aud the "round is
covered with small bolls.
Narrow Gl'aue Railroads. On
this subject the Portland Jfenibl has
this: A revolution is threatened in
regard to railroads. The narrow gnage
railway, which can be made with
about ihree-fitt hs the cost of ordinary
railroads, tojjether iih the Fairlie en
gine, which, by'its iucrcascd power, its
adaptation to curves, its economy of rails,
aud its : freedom trout oscillation, jjives
us the assurance that -the day is not far
distant when every village of the land
will have its railroad connecting with
the main 'branches, which will be laid
between the larger commercial points.
The Fairlie engine on the narrow track
has already been tested iu Wales, where
it has been demonstrated that it can ac
complish the work once deemed possible
only on the heaviest rails, broadest
guages, and work the - heaviest locomo
tives. In India, a three foot guago has
been demonstrated to be sufficient for an
extensive traffic, including . cotton and
rice. The London TVmes says that dis
tinguished English engineers report that
with the Faiilie engine they can manage
the heaviest traffics of the. world. In
regard to tbe narrow track railroads
already laid, we take the following from
the Baltimore Sun :
In England there is a short railroad,
fourteen miles iu length, of only two feet.
gua;e, which has proved most profitable
to shareholders and useful to the public.
There are other like roads of two feet six
inches uae - In Belgium there is a
road of thiee feet four inches ; in India
of four feet.; in Sweeden and Norway,
several of three fees ix inches ; on rMt.
Cenis, one of three feet; and now engi
neers in Europe, who have uivn this
matter the most attention, prefer a f-uajje
of two fc-taix inches or three fcetv Tbeir
common speed, even in the crooked,
mountain regions of Noi way and Wales,
is said to be from fifteen to r eighteen
and a half miles per hour, and their cost
at most three fifths thjt of an ordinary
railway. The improved machines em
ployed upon these 'roads combine liht
ness, great .tractile power, and perfect
evenness of movement' and thus obviates
the. trouble , of excessive, - oscillation of
locomotives on nai row railways, whioh
originated ; the '..necessity of-r broad
uares. " .. . . -
, Recruit inr i cnincon rapidly through
out France. The whole male population
is ready and anxious to -enlist,' the only
difficulty ia in oataujmg arms and arnnau
nitioa. . " " " " ' . .-. -
however, are picking ei)Cfuraiiti"i quanti
ties for a beginning, but we think the
middle crop, and in some cases the bot
tom crnp, will be found deficient.
Heroism. Swiuemuude, Prussia, is
a fortified place, and within the limits of
the fort immense quantities of amiuuui
tion are now manufactured. The process
of making shells is finished by the seal
ingof each with boiling pitch. Each
shell must be held singly, over the ves
sel of pitch, -while another man seals it.
As miht be expected, the operation is a
ticklish one ; as all about are .scattered
piles of shells sealed or otherwise.
Recently a man who was holding a shell
let it fall into the vessel of boiling pilch;
when the' Chief of Ordinance, who wa
standiur near siiperiutcndini; the opera
tions, without losing one moment, plung
cd both hands into the hot stuff, and
seizing the shell fluu-' ir into a tub of
cold water standing near. He fainted
immediately afterward from pain. Bui
t aU he hesitaieu a seeoml or so, tlire
would have been a most disastrous explo
sion aud conflagration, which the heroism
of a single individual alone was capable
Salic or Real Estate. Mr. Wil
11:1111 1 'a vioson. real csiaie ueaier. nas
effected a sale of lots 3, 6 a"d 7, in block
24, situated on third street, between F
and G streets, (Conch's Addition,) with
a house on' the same, to Col. J. S. Walker
and Capt.H. A. Nickcrs.on, for tho sum
of ?2.50, in U. S. gold Coin. Also, lot
7 in block 15, (Couch's Addition,) to Mr.
it. I. JJuwell, lor the sum of goOO coin
. The Acting Commissioner of Internal
Revenue has decided that tho American
Bible bociety, American Tract Soeietv
and other kindrod associations are neither
literary, educational,.r charitablc.withiu
ine meaning 01 section Z7 rt the lecent
aet of Congress, and aro, therefore, liable
to succession and legacy taxes like other
parties.'"'5 . i ;.,-v,u , -,-.r,-..- -, .
It is stated that water cresses furnish a
positive antidote to the injurious . effects
of nicotine, and it has been recommended
to soak tobacco leaves with an extract of
this vegetable, as, without effecting tho
peculiar aroma of the tobacco, it is ex
pected to obviate any dangerous results.
Hawk, Hawk, Spit, Spit, Blow, Blow,
and disgust everybody with the offensive
odor from your Catarrh; just because
some old fogy doctor who Kasjot discov
ered and will not bc'ieve that tbe world
moves, tells you that it cannot be cured.
The proprietor of Dr. Sage's , Catarrh
Remedy will pay 8500 reward for a case
of -Catarrh which he cannot cure. Sold
by dm agists, or send sixty cents .to . R
V. Piercft. M. D., 183 Seneca street, Buf
falo, N. Y for- it. A pamphlet free.
Beware of counterfeita and worthless im
itations. ; Remember that the Genuine
has Dr. Pierce's . private Government
Stamp upon each package. This Stamp
issued by the United States Government
expressly for stamping Drv pierce! med
icines, has fiis -portrait,' name, addresx,
onraved upon it, and need not bo mis
taken. - " -' t-. v '-
-..- VARIOUS ITEMS.
Tbo Herald has a report that Hon. J.
J. Hoffman is to be appointed Surveyor
General of Oregon. . ;
Two hundred and sixty-seven eases
have been .commenced for tbe approach
ing term of the Circuit Court at Portland.-,
The P. T Company ; are lengthening
the hull of the Fail me ; Pattoo nineteen
feet, and improving I be model "of Ker hull.
Judge Sawyer has telegraphed Judge
Deady that he will attend the V. 3. Cir-
m . .-m . a- . e 1 -
cutt uourt si jroruana.
Garibaldi has been appointed to com
mand the regulur forces in "the Vosges,
with a brigade of the Garde Mobile.
Boston has a resident who has started
on his second" century with a fair pros
pect of completing it. I here s, of course
no inducement to leave Boston to go to
A current of wind or heateoTair passed
over a South Carolina cotton field, the
other day, and, within a few hours, tbe
whole crop had whitened and died.
The largest steamboat ever launched
mi m i esiern river, ia now vcwg vui
Jeffcrsonville, Ky. Her extreme length
is 330 feet. ;
The wife of a farmer residing near
Troy, N. Y., was surprised, a few days
since, while breaking au egg, to find that
it contained another egg ol a much smal
ler size. ,. , ..: -i F-- - '-
An old farmer's description of a point
less preacher was ; "A good man, likely ;
but he will take with the teeth up."
A runaway husband was so cut up .at
being brought back by the police to his
matrimonial duties, that he hanged him
self with his suspenders in Louisville the
other day. - '?
A Distressing Cough causes the friends
of the sufferer as much pain as the - suff
erer himself. Dr. Wishtr't BaUam of,
Wild Cherry vftll certainly cure coughs, ;
,, . . i.i . i
coius, arrest consumption, anu mat spceu-:
ily. When did it ever fail 1 6 2 !
A woman in Catoosa county (Georgia) i
is reported to have recently shouted her-j
self to death under the influence . of ex-i
eessive religious excitement. .
Twelve bridesmaids, twelve groomsmen
and twelve ushers are to marry a couple
in New Ycrk next month in a church
where the decorations are to cost over
$8,000. ,,.v.? i:V:,,, j
A hog entered a grocery store in Brun
swick (Missouri) recently, when a dog
attacked him, bit off his tail, and then .
seized the hog by the; car aud .led it
shrieking back to its quarters in the rear.
The dog then returned, to the store, pick
ed up the tail aud carried it out to tho
. hog. ' '
From the Guard: Mr. Jamc Hum
phreys, of this place, had his leg broken
hi l-riday last, near the ankle, by a tall
from a mule, which he was. attempting to
break. Mr. Calvin Cox, on Thursday,
had his shoulder dislocated by a fall from
v. ..i . i
a wagon, ur iMipies atrenaeu doiii ine
above cases, and the patieuts, arc doing
well. '"'"' -,' ' -
the .Mexican claims, with all tbe ac
companying documents piled up, would
make a very respectable public building.
1 here are ncaily I.IIX' on one side, and
1 .000 claims on the : other. The total
amount of claims of American citizens
ainst Mexico, including that of the
Woodhoiie Tchuautepec . Company, is
A train on the South Side (Long Is
land) Railroad ran six miles in five uiittr
A Herald cable dispatch from Toura
says it is'strietly true that after the h-s
of 200,000 stand of arms at Sedan, the
French Government sent to England to
purchase as oiany rifles. They succeeded
in getting some, but nothing lika tho
number wanted. France, now offe.rs to
buy auy number ot rifies in ' America at
2."U Iranrs each, delivered at some port
in Franco. .,,.-.. :- s-
In Soissons 250 Imnses were burned to
the ground. A terrible struggle occur-
The bill taxing Life and Fire Insnr
ance.Cotnpanies f 100 p Mit-vo, pawd
the Senate tan the ltK-v . .
red there. - No quarter was shown. The
Duke of Mecklenburg is said to have
wept at the slaughter, refused to order an
assault, and asked the French to capitu
late in the name of huitiaui'y." ' '
Fresh projosuls of peace are rumored,
in which Luxombourg, Alsace "wad Lor-,
rain are to be neutral Slates under Prince
lletiry of Oratige Nassau, i ; . :
It costs three eeuts less to raise a pound
of cotton now than before emancipation
i An old agricultural laborer in Eneland
tried a muscular method of evangelizing
his family. Being remonstrated with by
the pastor for not ".bringing up", his boys
as he should, he replied : "I dinuow 'ow
'tis, sir; I order 'em down, to pray night
and inoriiin', and when they won't go
down I knocks 'em dowu aud yet they
ain't good!". - ...;.::v -it -i. ,
A young ruffian, who had violated hi
obligations as a member of the Lodge of
Good Templars, at Oswego, by appear
ing at a meeting with a bottle of whisky,
edited injury to insult afterward, 'wheu
called up for expulsiou, by Ve polling
nis quondam brothers from the rootu
with a club.
An upper country paper renorts the
death ot Rev, W. P. " Roger in Grande
Ronde Valley, by "accidental Doisoniuij "
The "aeoideutal" part ot the fatal affair
is reported to be administering of opium
puis uy a man namea tiayaen (who pro
fessed to know somcthiug of medicine),
to cure an attack of cholera morbus. Mr
Hayden ought to be taught in an effect-,
ive manner that poioning is a orirue.
' At tha retlilence ofWm. Eastman, bvfiteulicat
Porter, J. I, Mr. W, p. htnag.ar Unm apisasa,
oil Emms J. Clearar, of Marion eouatj..
ComplimouU raei-ived. ilr. Strung sod U4j
bare our beat wisbaj f. thtlr fuUura mOTara aai
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