Oregon sentinel. (Jacksonville, Or.) 1858-1888, August 22, 1868, Image 1

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    FRANCO-AMERICAN
HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
OPPOSITE THE
Odd Fellow's Hall,
Jacksonville, Oregon.
Traveler and resident borders will fins
17
BEDS ABJD BEDDING
Flaccd In firt claw order, and In every
Way upcrlor to any In thl section, and
surpassed by any In tbc Stair.
UER ROOMS ARK MWLY ri'RMSHED,
And a plentiful supply of tlie bert f every
thing tbc market nifbtds will be ob-
talucd lor
HER TABLE.
No troubled will be prcd to decrvc the pat
ronago of tbc traveling at ntll m Ihc perma
nent community.
Jack'Pnvitlc. Marcb 31. 1JGG.
tf
P. B. COFFIN,
HOUSE PAINTER,
T NOW IN POSSESSION OK THE ENTIRE
J. itock of miter'al and tool formerly Ik
lonplnj: to ('oU-llc ft Collin. Mr. Cotelln
bavins uttbdrntvu. IV II Coffin "111 continue
the bitiluc. Mid ran l found at hl hop,
Corner of U ami Tlirlil Streets,
prepared to do work In a .uotkinanliko manner
una at rrannslle mirf.
Jacksonville, Oct. IS. lsCT. ocllOtf
LIME! LIME!
IDUILDHRS. AND OTHEUS WHO DESIRE
XJ l.m-. will Hud a r"ttant Hipply, ol the
lrit quality. In q'lauliilr tit mlt, at my liop
mi M 1.1 11 street. U-iwnn Orejrou and Third, op
)oit Midler Jfc UiMtano' ior. In mynb
rucc, Mr. Alts. .Vuitln uill .lt npou cu.ioru
tri. - STONE "CUTTING
AMI
Stone Huson Work
1 'i; on trm to Milt the time'. Order from
ilic country will ii-CMTi" prompt atlnntlon.
JOHN It. PEACOCK.
Jsck-onvllle. April 2C. lfcCT. ap!7
CHURN S.
MENDENAIJJS PATENT.
rpiiE rnrns" ark now heist, manu-
J faciurnl by llonard .V .Smllli in Jackmn
illlr. Tbe pnbCe nrr lnvlnsl to cmII and fxain
Inulliim Tlw fuel tbt itnyuillcliiirnl.nl
ttr In tin .ort nc of from two to tlr niln
ut". will convince ilic mit tk titled tliat Ibcy
rr fir iipriir to nnyildn ( tliv kind rver
bcfon' (ifT.-i'd to tin-public Tbey are lwlde.
clf cb-a ir. no orutiiilr.s or iiilu by band
ctcmary to keen tLcm tx.-ifttlv clvmi.
Ci.IJ.lil.OOD.
Mav :jih. UC8. mSO-tf.
T
o Founclrymon
AND BLACKSMITHS.
CnuUrUsi mi Utilb COAL d4 HO IKO.V
X.OOO Tons,
Id Sic:. cd Afll, fr Ml If
J. R. DOVI.K,
41S mJ 415 I'kISc t, bn lrv!o.
rl.l-lr
BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS.
NOTICi:. Having dWponnl of our Tac
twy. we are now prepared to cive our wbolc
attention to u Ltallier and Finding builnrn.
On band, direct from France. Culf i Kip,
Domitlc Lvatber, Hoot I.ftf. etc.
Jens- 0. IIkiv. I L. Fatiik, I J mis Dkay,
New York, j Carl. ) San FranclKO,
Addief. HEIS ii IlltAV, fan Francltco.
41C DatU-ry Street
SUMMONS.
IN the Circuit Court ol" tlie State or Oregon,
for tb County or Jackcm.
Elard lliudrlck plulutltf, vi. Henry Harmi
ilefendnut.
Action at Law to recover money.
To Henry ''n'm. :
You arc required to appear In tald Court,
and atitvter lliu coiu.UInt uf mid pUIutllf, died
agatu.t )pu, wltbln leu dai from the tiino of
tu rervice of lbIuinmou on you, If K-rvrd
vrltliln raid county, or If n-rvtd on you wiililn
any i.llicr county In tlii 5iate, llieu ullblii
teuty daye fioiu tjiu time of Hip wrvlce. or If
aerrt-d ou you out nf tlie State of Oregon, lli-n
it It ordered by the Court Ibat publication
made for fix ueek In tbe Ort-u'on Skntixki.
frior to lliu fecninl Mund.iy In Novraiber, A- D
6C8. Aud you aro notilted Hut, If you fall to
answer tald comp'Hliit a alKive requlrid, tbe
plaiiitilf l II apply lu the Court for Mm relief
demanded Hieieiu, to-wlt: for a judgment
agalutl j on fur the mm of tVj2 00, ultb Inter
'vtl th.-rwout the rata often per ccut. per an
num from tbe dute tberof, and tbe co.U and
llrh'irviiieiil of tbla action to e tax'd.
Given under my band tbl ilh day of August.
A. D, IPCS. O. JACOHS,
augfi 4tl'y for plaluiltr.
W If F " "iffi ''T
EL DORADO,
S.i:.Col.CI..V.O:ii.t...1acl4oiltlllr, O.I
S. M. FARREN. I
DissolatisB of Vartmerebip.
THE partner'blp berclofore exUtlng IjetMcen
KH.und Win. C, Greenm n Is dlwnlved
tbii day. Tho account of Dr. Greeninao bare
been dUpoud of to W. 0. Greenmao, and an
Immediate rttlerueot Ii required.
K. II. GREENMAN.
Y C.GKEENMAN,
Aug, Ctb. HCr. ugtf
yiw s
I S'mrSk ' . V W
i I AW rtr iW at Tdr't At I
iri u -J ' :bhjji my m?
L L iVULP I I T r.l 1. I I I II l.A
LL?IirL . JACKSONVILLE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1808. NO. 31
nusiNKss NorrcKs.
Peter Britt,
Photographic Artist,
jacksoxville, oregox.
Ambr o t y p o s,
Phot oeraohB.
. . . ..
wui vus uu w asa lu
w.vs ix tub nxar mn or ask
Pictures Refluent
OR EXLARQEP TV LIFE SIZE.
DR. A. B. OVErtBECK.
Physician & Surgeon,
JACKSOXVIU.E, OREGOX.
Office at bi refldence, In tbe Old Overbeck
ilcillil. on Oregon Street.
DR. E. B. GREENMAN,
PHYSICIAN AND SUIIGEOX,
OFFICE-Corner of California and Fifth
Streets, Jacksonville, Ogn.
He will practice- In Jack'on and adjacent
eouiillM, and attend promptly to prufetlonal
call. feb2tr
DR, A. B. OVORBECK'S
BATH ROOMS,
In tho Ovorbock Hospital,
WAK.M, COLD it SIIO WEK ATIIS,
SUNDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS.
r. c.RUiti:, .ii. i).,
PKYS1C2 AN & SURGEON,
OFFICII renovctl to California Street, '
South side. I
Jacktonvllle. Il.c. iiltt. It 67. decjl-tr j
l)U. I,I,VIS C-ANIWG,
PHYSICIAN A SUI.GKON AND
Obutotnolftu,
W1M. attend to any wl.n nny rwmlio b'.
K-nleen. (JfBce iidloliilnj N. l.iiieelV
tboe bnn, ou north
Jnck-om Hie.
north id C.tllfeml.1 .trtt.
novltf
Hcrssi-i.
' inr "-"s.
i
.sri.n.w. n'oticics.
-ltw
1.STAR OF THE UNION
. CCIXERVTED
STOHACH BITTERS!!
J VirUUU1. fti.il Uxt Uvtxt fckU'. i.-l rty liUlt-
Tj a.lt. IMta ..at . V T-ltta m vjt nlllis
I TRY A JUDGE
THEM I WW FOR
TRY 1 t$. YOUR I
THEM! 1 K i SELF I
jful Iri-mU'r.t. A .'twcl tci t.,ird a rawl)
(trtv.Ue d'lnv, Ti nuikri It n.!id lili)
:'i4Kiioui(niioui.u. iLm JJI.-' Ltliltr.ra:i!t(
ifrontli I'linl nut. n tf .u.t nu. Urt r (
t i-.d bwU, are -diLir.bljr 4; n l 10 U i ur ol
t all aZivti'ia tttf l-i'inoi Ii. Kltrj,l In r ir.d
Jlkiwel. i Ii l')i-li. Jeter. Mjrlui,.
Lou of Aijtti, t'r. cle. JurnTi-trr (
; A.I'LVSlUlhIN. (oirj:ri.-!iua. f
( r" '"fme H Jukfon. fin I nrl
.
Dissolution notice
THi: CO PAltTNEItSHlI' HEUKTOrOlti;
eihtlug In-tuern .lorrl- llauiu i Lul Sob
omon. dotiiv b.iuei ut Aililaud, Jacktou Co ,
l Hilt iIjv illfM)lvcd by mutual coiiKOt. Tb
Imtineti vtjll be cnntlnurd at lb Mine plae
bv Mr. Ilauin. who ulll rettlv all claim' axnlm
tbe late firm. All outstanding account ioui )
lie p.VU to mm, wiio 11 aione aiiu.orue 10 re
cvlnt lor tbe Mine. MOllltlS IIAUM.
LUIS SOLOMON.
Atblaud, Aug. lUtb, 16C8.
1 bankful ror patronage beMowed In the pat,
I would tollclt tbe conllnuance or tbe fame,
boiiini aUai to merit It by a cloe application
tobu.iue. MOUHIS IIAOM.
Abland, Auf. 101b, 16C8. augl5-w.
Last Call.
THOSE knowing lbcmM:lv- Indebttd to the
late llrm ot Ilradbury ic Wade muif come
rorward and iellle uc)i account. I ha been
a lout; lime luce tbe bill Mere made, and
toey mu.t now In Killed. Aclion at Uw will
le Commenced uu"lii't all parllei hIiomi ac
couuta are not fettled at tbe end or thirty day.
JAS. T. GLEN'N, Tru.tee.
I'cr D. M. C. Cult. July ITih. '(i8.
julUml
I O G T Jting point in aow Jlexlpo, wniiiu oe, niso passed noin nouses, during the last
' per annum, $851,860. We have ascer- hour of tho session. It provides for
ALPHA LODGE, NO. 1, 1. 0. 0 T., HOLDS ajne,j timt the additional saving to tho two classes of bonds, ono payablo in
IU regular inectlnjj on Tuewlaj evening' " .1.- , . . 1 . . .1
or each neeir.at tho DlMrlci School loue, lu government in the transportation to ,40 years at 4 per cent, interest; tho
mV.''Vrr,-11:, T".Vl 0'?loc.li ! Allmciuernn of tho mails, troops, and other in 30 year at 4k per cent, inter
DLGUhEMEIlGSlhel.tTlleMyorec.lT ..,', .'. :...!.., ..., 1'.' . i.i :..
ino'iiili.a(i.r'adjourumeut or SUUOUD1NATE
LODGE.
All member or Ibo Order la Rood (.landing
are cordially luvlted to I prent.
n w mm c v n T .
I If ll'.LIji C.IIU
v. .......... ...., ... k-
Jacksonville, Feb. fcth. 18(18. fe;l 8 tf
Warren Lodge No, 10, A. F. & A. M
HOLD their regular communications
Jr on tbe Wiductday Evenings or pieced-
V log Ibo full moon, In jicssontilij:, or-
roov. . A. MAHTIN, W. il.
O. W SiVior.Sec'y,
- ' ' ' ' 'iMa.waMlaaaBaOTMaaiBnn.nuMwaHl
THE OREGON MTUEL.
PUBLISHED
Evorr Snturitny .Morning by
B. F. DOWELL,
OFFICII, CORXER C Sf TRIRD STREETS.
Tnn?i9 w Ni'itscniPTioxi
j For one rear, In advance, four dolUrt i If
i nui paiu nuaiii ins nni nx monin onneyear,
KSS.'.li&g' """ """""""
TK1IJ1H OK At)VKUTISI(l i
One wuare (10 lines or lc). tlrt Imcrtton,
throe dollar : each iiibfequcnt Inrcrtlon, one
dollar. A dIcount o fifty per cent, will be
made to lhoo who advcrllie by the year.
rLegal Tender received at current rate.
IMPORTANCE OF RAILROADS.
Tho lecent tcport of the Cotiiniitteo
on Military Afl'tirs to tho Seimti', in
i relation to tho cxteiiinu ol tho Kastern
dhision of the Union Paoifio Haihvny,
is one of those rare documents istilnjj
from Congress, which contains much
valuable information in a small com
tlltia ftilt ttin. ,tli lint... . ..M.i.l
' '" ' , , , ,, '
' ho vast itoinaliis ol public and ttnoccu
1 tituil biiiil. tciMiitiiif with in! uw.rnl nuil
agrtcttltunil rOsonrccs, which stretch
from the confines of 3I.sso.iri to the Pa
cific Ocean, call thoroughly appreciate
tho iililiepennble necessity of railroads
In the development of that great region
out of which many future States are to
bo formed for the bom-lit of tho whole
( .., -, n w
nation. Wliother to lenvn tlii-i -'mini!
scheme for n distant futuie, mid tIioI,"nM ll,'''.y tho moral elh-ct which
fruits of it to be reaped by a .filiate!11 l,rc,wV,v,;r lho lu,Vant ."'.-..
iwu'ritv. or bv moini.t actio:, to c.-.k-:
them in our own limes, is n question
now proposed fur tho consideration ol
Coiiyiess. A bill has Intel v been nc
l0rU.,, j,, ,,K ,,, ,,y .Mr;0oilit.,l In
relation to the subMih aKeil fur the
extension bi-vond Kansas of the Union
Pacific milium1. The vast benefits to
inure to the Government are so clearly I Tl' ,0"'--- lll!,I' "" -000111.
m forth lu the'bill, that we prefer ,'"'-" to .- House, but merely
quote Its own language to miv argil -
........ ,.r ...... ...... ' .1 ,., ,P,
"":"1"' "'"' "uywi. 11111,.
committee say:
Th-.t thev have cat, full v m.!.1..h..1.,hc rame uo I,,,",w, ,l"" reivm to
the nitom."ni therein made, and Imvo
' lotniil ilium cnuurnitil liv tlie lollonin
. .. .... 1
fact", tlntwn from official record :
I lie coit to thu govern
nu ul fortrauxportitliou
fii thu I'liion Paeiliu
j ltiilw.iy, eastern divis
I Inn iti 107, was
t If the iiiilitnry supplies
' had been wagiiiied.nuil
i tho mallh i::i tried by
I i-tage, and the tioopi
J marchi-d, (taking tint
I aeinge intc at which
th- governuient madi
Si 1 1,006 21
, .
'
its transpoitation con
tracts for that year, as
shown by certificates
(11 tho department of
the Q,iittcriiuiter Gen
eral and Postmaster
Gen.,) the cost would
huo been
1,358,201 0C
Saving tho gov't, in 1807 810,202 82
At this rntc of saving all tho United There will be no sesnion, however, bo
State bonds lusucd in aid of this road, foro tho regular meeting in tho fall, tin
principal and interest, would bo cxtin- less .Mr. Johnson uiideitnkcs to set the
guUhed in K'fc than four years. Jaws aside and usurp authority, ns ho
Thcso aro the results ot tho uso by 1 did last summer. It anything should
the government of the finished portion j occur to mnke it actually necessary for
of the road in Kansas, in tho lust year. Congrm to assemble in September,
In regard to the extension of the road tho members will be notified by Senator
beyond the point in Kansas at which .Morgan or Representative Schcnck,
: 1 !.i.. 1.. .1... ........:...,.. fi.,,1 !..,... ..!..... i .1.. r....i.i:... r.
jib puusiiiy i'iiiip, iiiu i'ijiiiiiiiiii-u mm .
that there are three regiments of troops
in New Mexico, (two ot infantry and,' peach tho Piesidcnt was nllered in the
one of cavalry,) nearly nil ot tho sup- Ilntiso Inst Saturday, by .Mr. Hamilton,
plies for which are wagoned from tho of Florida, nnd referred to the Judlcln
end ol the Kansas Pacific railway, at nj ry Commit'.ee, by a voto of 100 to 30.
cost of $1 28 per 100 pounds per 100 j Tho bill to protect American citizens
miles. At the present freight rates abroad passed thu Senate 30 to fi, and
of the railway, as shown by tlieir print-1 passed the House without a division
cd schedule, the saving in trnmpoita-jSonntor Williams Ih tho nuthor of tho
tiou on these supplies to Albuquerque, 'third section, which embraces about nil
on the Itio Grande, n central distrihu. thcio Is of the bill, The funding bill
Indian supplies, would be $231,002,
Tou) nnmiai ving, $1,083,872.
. . , ., .. t
Hut thero is anothei' coiisidenttlon ol
, ., m. 1;. ..
pcnnoniv in ilic riuoiio exoeniiHuru im
tho result of constructing tho road, j
Lieutenant General Sherman has tcstl
fled that one-half of the military force
... ,r . 1 1 1 .i:..c,.,i
in New 3Iesico could bo dispensed
wjt, jf tn0 roa, was constructed,
......, l.ti:,., ,.f .1,,.
owing to the greater mobility of the
remainder, and the growth ol self-protecting
settlements ou tho lino of the
road. As his estimate of tho cost ot
maintaining tho two regitneuts of in
fantry and ono of cavalry was about
four million ot dollars n year, tho
committee find that an additional sav
ing to tho government, of two millions
annually, would thus bu elVected by
the road. 1 his saving, added to tho
saving in the transportation ot tho di
mini'licd military force, that would be
left lu Now .Mexico, and of tho supplies
to maintain them, including tho car
riage of tho mails and Indian goods
and supplies, would in lest ttiun six
years, reimburse tho entire loan neces
sary to extend tho road from its pres
ent terminus to the Itio Grande.
The committee have had satisfacto
ry evidence presented to then, that
west of Albuiiuorque, and through Ar
izona and Southern California, tho
same or even larger propoitionate
economy in the public service would
bo elleeted by the substitution of rail
way for wagon transportation, with
tho result of an equally certain pay
ment of the interest and extinction ot
the principal ol the government aid
long prior to its maturity.
Tho committee have also had beforo
them the wtllteu recommendation ot
Major Philip II. Sheridan that tin; gov
ernment at once continue its aid to the
Kansas Pacific railway, in the course
of which he savs;
" It almost substantially cuds our In
UL,,U-V w,c" ' l0 lll mmy
in controlling them.
No one, utiles ho has personally vis
ited this country, can appreciate the
great a-sistnnen which this road gives
to economy, sccuritv, and effectiveness
In the :idmiiii.tratiouof military alValrs
m ,llU U'IaHineiit.M
,' l-'" ,,IU uxvl U,,,L" ua "nvu "'
'cettaiued in tho coiislder.ilion of Gen-
ii,iiiiviin,iin miu, mm -)-iuni
thl Coniiiiltlooontlio Pacific Knilroad,
11-. . ...f 1 . ii
and that I lie accompanying detailed
tlntemeiits, document, and official cer
tificates bo referred to tho same com-
iniltic, without being printed,
j A vie legislation will foster
schemes such us these, calculated to
benefit the whole Union; and the
t above loglo will assuredly govern Con-
'gress In considering tho question of
! (till li llit ft ntit ''will tf tliit Ck
1111 iui aiiv viijioi Miativn ui hiii wuil"
Irnl Pacific, via Hoguo river and Ump
qua vallies. Ed. Sc.v.
LETTER FROM WASHINOT0N.
ritost oun M'uci.u. conitKSfo.vnnKT.
Washington, July 2l)th, 1808.
AIUOL'IINJIIINT OF CONOItl'.M.
Congress udjniirucd, nt 12 o'clock
last .Monday, till tho 21st of September.
iiii-iuui-in ui iiiu hvjimi'iiijiii viiiiii;'
sioual Comiuittce. A resolution toim
ii, Mliitii.ii iiiiii iiuuii-Bb jiiiyiiuiu 111
gold, and the bonds to be .'ro from all
taxes except the income. These bonds
can bo used only fur taking up the five
twenties, and no commissions are to bo
i),'iid for negotiating the bonds. The
bill to dUcoutiuuo the Frecdmcn's Uu
roaii after January 1, 1800, passed the
Scnato over tho Presidents veto by -12
yeas to f nays- strictly a party vote,
It passed the House by 1 16 to S3. The
Democrats have been loudly call
ing for the discontinuance of the l!u
reait for a long time, but whou " a radi
cal Congress" passed a bill to discon
tinue it, their President vetoed tho bill,
and every Democrat voted to sustain
the veto,
Al'IM'.OlMtlATlONS.
The principal appropriation bills pass
ed by Congress this session aro as fol
lows: .Military Academy, $1.70,000 5
Diplomatio service, $1,210,000; Post
Olllco, $20,i!70,00O; ocean service,
$800,000; Army, .13,082,000; Navy,
I7,:i"0; Legislative, Executive, ond
Judicial, $17,030,000; civil service, $0,
250,000; Pensions, $30,350,000; Indi
an fccrvice,$ 1,100,700; Alaska (in coin)
$7,200,000; Deficiencies, $17,-! 00,050;
charities (Disject of Columbia) $210,
000; charities, (private) $110,000;
Miscellaneous, $200,000. Thu total
nmount of nil tho bills is about $101
100,000. And the total appropriations
for tho current fiscal year, including
tho appropriations tor the public debt,
bounties, etc., is only $200,000,000.
Tho originnl estimates f tho Demo
cratic Administration for the fiscal year
was $372,000,000, or 832,000,000 more
than Congress has appropriated. In 'nlso prevent tho President from vtolat
other words the llepublicans havo np- '"g tho laws of the land with iinpunl-
propriated $82,000,000 less than the
Democrats, who are ninking so much
fuss about economy, wanted to spend.
A Oltl.'AT STOItM.
Ono of the most remarkable ralu
storms ever known in tho history of
this country passed over Maryland and
Virginia last Ft(day. Tlie rain poured
down for a few hours lu torrents, ns if
the windows ol heaven had been opened,
The heaviest rains of Oregon nro only a
" mist "compared wilh thisdelugo from
the clouds. Haiti fell at tho Smithso
nian Institute to n depth of two and a
half inches in about two hours; and
further north tho storm was greater
than nt Washington. Three or four
hours niter tho rain commenced falling
nearly the entire, city of Haltiinoro was
tindci water to a depth of from eight to
twelvo feet. John's Fulls, n little
stream which rises in thu hills ot
N'oithmi Maryland near Pennsylva
nia, and flow through Ualtimore, com
menced overflowing its banks nt noon,
nud in two hours the water was from
eight to twelvo feet deep In all tho
principal streets of tho city, nud In
sonic places II was twenty feet deep.
Il rose In the slteets nt thu ratuol two
Inches per minute. In ouu Instance
tho flood roso so rapidly that a stieet
car on Gay street, full of passengers,
was washed down Harrison street,
filially turning over and drowning two
of tho passengers. A number of other
persons were drowned in various pails
ol tho city. The bridges across Jono's
Falls on every street wc.e swept nway,
and neiii ly nil lho lumber, sugar-hogs
heads, barrels, bales of hay, nud other
loose propci ty wns carried oil by the
1 aging flood, Huudiedsof stores were
submerged, nnd tho goods wcro ic
moved, as fast ns possible, to the upper
stories, In many instance thu water
1 cached the second stories. In some
places foundations of buildings gave
way, aud thu walls fell lu. Some firms
lost ns high as $30,000, nnd the total
destiiictinn of property in linlllmore is
estimated nt between $3,000,000 nud
S4.000.000. At Ellicott city, 11 villagu
near Ualtimore, tho destruction of liiu
and properly was feaiful. A number
of houses were swept nway nud their
Inmates drowned. Tho family of Dr.
O wings, consisting of a wife anil six
children, who had fled from their own
lesldouco to n neighboiing house for
greater safety, were swept nway, nnd
1111 drowned, it is estimated thnt nt
Ir-nst fifty persons wero drowned in
this village. Dams, mills and factories ,
wero swept away. One laruc trmnltu '
fl,M .." .c.i .. 11 1 iii
cotton mill, noma of tho wn lo which
weia twenty feet thick, nud which cost
$100,000, is u totnl ruin, Neaily all
the roads nud bridgi-H in Hallimoru
county nro destroyed or damaged.
'I'll. ..u..u 11. .. . III.. K
. , ... .,,., iTv ". v,r
York and Washington, font shorttlme,
owing to damages on tho Haltiinoro
nnd Ohio road. Trains have entirely
ceased running .j, that road west of
Haltlmore, for the present, uml wcat,rlom . loul. .nm m0i,ietv to In.
waid bound passengers go round by
Philadelphia, Tho Pennsylvania Con. '
tral road was so badly torn up that
passengers havo to bo carried thirteen
miles by stages. Tho telegraph polei
were nearly nil down. Daltlmoro was
inundated in 1 81 7, and again in 1 837, 07
what has since been known as " the
great Hood." In tho flood of 1837,
which occurred in tho night, sorer!
persons were drowned ono wholo fam
ily in their beds in tho second story of
a house. Hut thcro has never been
anything known, elnco" Noah's flood,"
like tho great Hood of last Friday even
ing. Tho storm reached New York
Friday night, nnd did considerable dam
age in that city and Brooklyn, filling
up cellars with water, and overflow
lug thu wharves. K.
LETTER FROM B. F. DOWELL.
Nkw Yotttc, July 24th, 1808.
I lelt Washington on tho morning
of tho 21st of July, and I arrived hero
at 5 o'clock, P. M., being only ton
hours and forty-ono minutes ou th
way. At 12 o'clock to-day I start
homo 011 the steamer Killing Star for
Aspiuwnll. The ptico ol faro is from
$30 to $110. Up to tho time the op
position left, ou tho 20th Inst., it was
ns low ns $80 first cabin. However, I
was not fortttuato enough to arrivo in
tiino to buy my ticket until alter tho
opposition left.
POLITICAL AFFAIRS
Are lively and encouraging, Congrct
adjourns ou Monday to meet again on
tho 20lh of September. This will give
tho balance of tho southern States a
chance to reconstruct in time to voto"
nt tho Presidential election, if thojt
comply with tho conditions of tho re
construction acts of Congress, It will
ty for political purposes. His ambi
tious hopes aro blasted, and ho is so
coi nipt that no ono can tell what lid
might do. Ho dislikes Seymour nnd
hates Grant, and tho Democracy aro
still coquetting with him. No honest
man who knows him is willing to tako
his word for anything. Ho has told
several that Seymour could not bo
elected If he had thu unlimited patron
age of the Government.
Tho llepublicans nf New York bost
they will enrry this Stale by a majori
ty from 25,000 to :i(),000. A very inrg
majority of the Germans nud Fenians
will vote thu Republican ticket, and
tho Irish vote, generally, will bo nearly
equally divided between Grant nud
Seymour; but the old Scotch nud En
glish Democrats will nil voto the Dem
ocratic ticket. They all sympathized
with the South, nud still rejoice nt tho
destruction of our commerce by ths
Alabama ami other plrntes fitted out
in England during the war.
Till: NUVV ISLAND IN Till: PACIFIC,
Which were discovered by Captain
Itrooks in July, 1850, were formally
taken possession of by Captain Hoy
nobis of tho L S. Navy on thu 13th oi
September Inst. His report says the
principal harbor is equal to that of
Honolulu. Truly tuny it bo said "tho
Star of Empiie wends il way wet
ward." The bill to pay for Alaska
will piobably pass both Houses of
Congress to-day. Thu islands East,
jSouih and West nearly all desire to
I - "1" "r ri'ftl uniit-iici-iiUon. if t ui
:Crlc'allti::ntt.dt
inericau continent nud the adjacent
islands will soon be ouu great, peace
ful ami happy Republic.
llli: MOIUIONU
Continue to emigrate to Utah, A com
pany of about ono hundred ami fifty
left this city for Utah 011 tho 22d lust.
Il is reported that this baud was gath
oiedfiom Now York, Philadelphia and
Wafhliigtou, I visited the wharf to
see them tako their departure. They
seemed very happy as tliey began their
journcy. It is said 8,000 moru aro ox
peeled from Europe this season.
Mrs. General Jo. Hooker died on tha
10th inst. nt Wntortowiij New York,
She was n sister ol W. b. Grovesbeok
of Ciiieluunlli, who was 0110 of tha
President's attorney.! in tho impeach
ment trial,
E. M. llnnitiin, formerly of Salem,
Oregon, is here. Ho has invented a
plan lor an Elevated Hallway, Parcel
Expiessaud Piieumnliu Dispatch. Tha
design Is intended to erect elovate
.JoIittK
,, ,i,,,u.hes in nu air-tight lube, by
exhausting tho nir from ouu end of tha
tube to the other, lu a fovv seconds. I
l"vo heard tho plan favorably recom
ineiuied oy severa gooi engueeri, ana
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I hnvo no doubt ot its success. Mr.
Illinium expects next winter to get a
liboiul charter Irom the Legislature oi
Nw York. If ho does the work will
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nf,vi n ..i,ia.y loitune avvnltihlmaufl
his heirs. He is ncfinlly a good
jehnuio uml a woithy uitUon, and wa
wish him great success.
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html. Ho returns on the staaawt
duy to his uovv homo in San FraaclaaaO
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