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JULKlBr AND W.O. HOOP. KDITOM.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER. 19, 1881.. .
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-..kft.. I AriiutcrMT. tha (auniimion
n OHJO ELECTIOIT.
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Chm ElKltd Comitr.
Both Branches of the Lefislatare
the . kn Ml be told furavar!" IBiaia
at awiUM not bMn bora with
but! I nor wnn -
to ra fiu ,
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i an tin
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"Tk Kartk It th haWtaUoa the nMural Inherit
if III MaWud, of prewuit mio o com. i
oawtii."-uo . .
Tu woMklo Ooo, Iht Fartiar of alt w..fco'
!? PV"? . 7" ' i..-. , To Munaet nil formi
bli art,, mi wilh Tloltnot, nor -h tra, bul wiiti
raik ri Kr.our .outiry 'and
lit witter., im to ih twinteo of oar i I
JtVoh wlik u..d ea-ov.r Ik. "'..IS
ni..i to adutM our ehlldran in Int. """
of Lot, Mrniir,nd F.trioU.m. Tojo.i ru
JESUS rau, ". uf
0X election is over, end the de-
soocracy ere "pretty decently 'fi"
We refer our readers to another column
for euch details have reached us up to
the hour of going to pree. Though
meagre end imperfect, they afe disas
trous enough. We are routed hone,
foot, and dragoons.
We had intended to eessy the pbil
oeopbie, and to speculate upon the caus
ea which have led to Una catastrophe,
but upon reflection, we think that we'll
do that some other time. We ate too
aore. It waa a horrid fall-"lhafe a
fact." aa Sam Slick would aay. On Wed
reeJay, the ikies were all-cloudlesa in
the blaze of democratic aucceMee. Ham.
ilton county came booming along the
line with her tremendoua majority for
MtDiLi. Next came Franklin, Lick
ing, Pickaway, Montgomery, Sanduiky,
all ao'rpaaaing tho hopes of the moat
anguine. Got down street on Thurs
day morning, and found that the tele
graph had been playing a different tune.
Cease was .10,000 ahe-d 5 the rest of
the Fusion ticket elected by swelling
thousand, and the democratic party
beaten cleer back into the old year.
If we were to aasign any palpabU,
epecific reason for ibis disaster.we should
aay thai it was entirely owing to the want
of democratic vote. If we could have
had but two or three acora thousand 0 fre
inforcements we could have beat the Fu
aioniata aa eay aa Swartwout and Price
ran away, but then we could'nt beat up
the recruits, and to we're beaten, our
elrea. ""' ' '
fST" AiToHo the members of the Ohio
Senate iaour old friend, Eli A. Spbhcbr
or Perry county. Mr. Spencer is a gen
tleman of superior abilities, an old-fashioned
Conservative Whig, familiar with
the detaila of legislation, and will make
valuable member. We congratulate
l: n ViU .luet'ion. and fervently wish
Uiu wm w - -
,hi the sunshine of prosperity msy long
trail around him.
ar The election paesed off very
juietly no diaturbance whatever hav
ins occurred. Notwithstanding the erec
tion of the new township of Hamilton,
the number 0! votes , cast here ie quite
aa lam aa it waa last fall.
Th whole of the Know Nothing
County ' ticket ie elected, except Mr.
T ..nit.. nart ef this DSDer W0
II, UVMV. J" " " I .
publish the returna of Lawrence county
omitting the vote for Auditor of Stale
Treaeurer of State, Attorney General
fle:retary of State, and Member, of the
Board o Public Works, as the vote
at for these offices corresponds very
early with that for Lieutenant Gover-
(ST" We have reports from all the
eountiea composing this Senatorial dis
trict, wept Vinton. He wley'e majority
-ta thie county ie 655 ; officiel majority
In Gallia county is 443 ; in Meigs, 668.
He i therefore elected. - ;
?'' P. S. Airiw-siH'a msjority Jo Vin
ion, reported at 1 50. r" ! .
fST Friend McFaataan of the Porta
' Mouth Tribune ia chosen to the next
j. ooae f lpreaefltatlf ee, beating Ta at
: D. WaiTE by very small majority.
We give below the reported majorities
eaiar aa heard irom. ihey ere nnper
feet, but aa lar as they go, indicate the
election of Mr. Cha ih mtjoriiy it
is impossible to determine, lliecoun
lies of Trumbull, Lake, Anbiabula, dec,
have astonishea every ooay; out the ofu
cial returna may confirm the reports.--
ay to-morrow, we can give raoro den
niie returns: .
Vote of Ohio In 1054-5.
i i i
5 K 51 O
ITiO 617 42'3
29'U) !18 290K
1720 M-t . 700
V,0l 184(1 60
262J Wl 450
. 1634 071 . 600
2141 810 460
8C51 826 721
3190 1503 300
1975 606 900
3592 1983 1000
1964 .679 100
1253 1273 400
4867 2198 860
9116 1210 600
1733 1165 400
2910 2127 200 -
4188 642 700
2588 664 700
2008 1357 360
16,663 8347 6500
1303 1142 250
936 602 269
1876 1 183 600
9J6 974 350
1335 1380 600
2901 1334 1000
2643 1340 76
2701 1898 300
1275 388 1140
3644 2J33 600
2648 362 ; 660
2443 11 10 2000
1599 7'J5 300
'1264 286 600
1835 1CI1 200
2708 1170 650
851 1687 650
4341 2718 600
1643 1019 400
1861 1364 330
3384 2346 610
1604 1929 . .
266 . 332
1821 1310 300
2084 1779 300
- 967 792 160
8779 1579 900
2484 909 628
2060 2090 100
2714 1327 220
1033 916 136
2011 767 20
2702 1273 400
' 1639 767
3638 2286 300
2408 1260 . 900
2971 1631 1680
2991 ' 1912 600
466 346 331
9975 903 850
3651 2121 300
1101 724 8S
Gallia countjr goes for Allch
Trtmilk by t00 majority. We suppose
jhat Hakhb. will consider ihia a dtrect
'2. Udofeemeni of his journal, and indeed it
ielefka teiy much like U. ' ' - ;
, i We, have receif ed the Brat no.; of the
"Mtvtbof," published at McConnells-
ville. Ohio. . :
it 1 neatly printed, well filed, and
4VhF that the enterpriie will ba crovm-
,f . arf stkk auceeaa. , . ,i: ;'
i.tZT Col,' tout ia now in Philadel
e0'Uau and will bt home In t few dsyf.
tritka of tba taaat atock ot Vty Goods
and Fane- Article rear brought to iron
' ... 4o.ka TJia' eaDeciailr, are (lf
Vi - - - . -- . i'-: -
ls-laisj oik of ttiia. J",1.-.,
... ' i i
r.nw froen the Accomae District
rirlnia. la Mid M be atill eiiremely ill
- tlv. firta-s of Viftinis. His disease
, r. ...-..Tm-. arnditii aencfsllv fear
U lktlVJriIl t tlmoftt impossible for
JkWii B. JS. Flutchiton.
DfcMOCRATS. - '
lfunttkP. Carlln. v , ..
Hoeim George Johniton. .
, Nitkland Alexander Rollaton.
Franklin Jamrs II. Smith.
Stniluiky John L. Green.
Monlrvmery'W. Ooudy, J. T. B. Smith.
UamUlmW, M. Con,, E. 8. Turniti, Chaa.
Thomoa, K. B. Langdon, George C. ltubinon,
Jtmet B. Holruua, John P. Slough, Juaepli B.
Wayne L. D. Odel, DougKmaO.
t'mrJirM Jol.n Cheney, Dnrid Lylc.
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 12th, 1'. M.
Chase's net msjoriiy in sixty-six counties
heard from oflicially and otherwise is
The remaining counties, ilia thought,
will increase rather than diminish theso
figures. ' The inaiorities for other repub
lican candidates have not been footed up;
all being satitneJ thst they aro over
Twenty-five Senators end sixty Re pre
sontstives are known to be elected by the
Republican, end three Senators and
nineteen Representatives by the Demo
crsta. Reports come in slowly to-day.
The footings for State officers, as ta
ken from the official abstract ore as fol
lows: Auditor Stmt. Francis Wright, 1382
Wm. D. Morgan, 779
crfaryofaf.-Jomeit1. Baker, 1382
Wm. Trevitt. 771
Trtaturtr of Slat Wm. H. Gibson, 1383
JolmG. llrcsiin, 772
Majority. . 611
Jwlgt of Supreme Court
full frm.y-i. Brinkeihoft, 1384
v m. nennon, i "
, S "'m- Gibson, 1388
Vacancy, j R0bert b. Warden, 770
Attorney Central D. Kimlmll, 1382
Geo. W. McCook, 777
Board of Public Worko .G. Conoyer, 1383
J o. Dieemnuu, 1 1
Philadelphia, Oct. 0th. 12 P. M.
Tho Democratic majorities in the city
wards, as far as heard Irom, are as
follows : Fourth warJ, 025 ; Eleventh,
408 : Twelfth, 200 ; bixtn, 143. Amer
ican msjorities : Ninth word, 144 ; lenin
656 ; Thirteenth, 430.
York County The enure Democrat
ic ticket is elected by a large majority,
Cambria County ihe Democratic
majority is eou. . - ,
Northampton uounty J. i. Jones
umlJesKB Pearson. Democrats, are elect
ed to the Assembly from this county, and
James Louback, Democrat to tha Sen
In Lehigh and Northampton counties
the whole Democratic ticket is elected.
RnrUa Countv Returns Irom seven
districts in Bucks county show a Demo
cratic cain of 201 over last year.
i i ... ...til !....
Northumocrianu county win give, ac
cording to the returns rectivea, about
. f rl . f.. t
800 majority lor riuiuer, iur u.nui
Commissioner ; and fiora 30O to 4U0
- rl . I C n - I
majority lor iimmernmn auu wwmau
(Democrats) for Assembly.
Jjuzerne uouniy riuumi v"c,u; "00
bout 150 majority, for Assembly ; the
vote is very close.
Columbia County Six townships
heard from give a majority for Nicholson,
Ibr Uanal uommissioner, oi ivi.
vote is small and very close.
PhiladelDhia County 1 ho majority
for Magee (Dem.) for Sheriff, is estimat
ed at 1200. The Democratic ttegister
nd Clerk of the Court are also elect
We clip the following from the Jour
nal, in absence of other information,
end shell correct as occasion may re
CIcraisnt and Broicn Cbtmbers Baird.
' Trumbull and Mahoning Robert W. Taylor.
Franklin and PickaveauAUteA Kelley.
Clark, Champaign MadieonJoa. C. Brand.
' Logan, Vnion, Morion, Hardin C. S. Ham
ilton. Delaware an d Licking Daniel Gardiner.
Knox and Morrow Ut. R. C. Kirk.
Mmkingum and ferry Eli A. Spencer.
Aehlandond Rithland Joseph Musgrave.
Lorain and Medina Herman Canfield.
Corrol and Stark oh n Beatty.
Jrfferton and Columbiana Junta D. Cattel.
Aehtabula, Lake and Geauga Lester Taylor.
. Cuyahoga Hiram Griswold.
Portage and Summit O. P. Brown.
Btlmtnt and HarruonGtn. Charles War
1. . Miami, Darke, Shelby W. H. Lawder.
Seneca, Crawford, Wyandot James Lewis.
Butler and Warren David Heatoo. ,
Hamilton George W, Holmes, Stanley Mat
thews, W. r, Ltonvers.
Champaign Hiram Cable.
Clark John H. Lettler.
Clinton Addison P. Russel.
Erie Chittenden L. Burton.
Harriot Epbra m Clsrk.
In fan Samuel M. Allen.
Morrow Thomas S. Bunker.
Pidtaaay Nelson Franklin. '
Franklin George M. Parsons.
Licking ioha A, Binnet, Charles B. Grif-
Medina James A. Boll. '
Seneca Joieph Boyer.
Summit Dr. Mendel Jewett,
Warren Setb 8. Uainea. ' .
CJrnwnl William West, Elbridge G. Bick
Ouen Abraham Simmons, Kobert Camp
Jrferten D. McCurdy, C. Mendennall.
JGtoaB. r, Smith, George W, True.
Richland Andrew Burns.
Trumbull Ralph Phimb, G. T. Towntend.
Muokingum Joha A. Blair, John Crooks,
JJ Alfred Ft pie, Jesse Shepherd. .
D lawartDi, Wm. Hendren.
Lake Edward L. Plympton.
PerrjDt. Franklin L. Flowers. . . .
' Scioto Dan. McCarUnd.
Stark-l. W. Cndtrhill, WiUiam Hatcher.
' Laram Jamct Monroe.
- Malumina Di. J.Traesdale. 15 '"
.UAlaSttS DanuaCadwell, Uriah Hawkins.
Tuttarnwat Joaaman wuii, raul Wether
Cuyahoga Geo. Myistt, Itoit Brayton, L
Wyandot and Hardin E. O. Spelman.
fiiran Thomas M. Cook.
Portage Erasmus Needham.
Jsj-iwl Eli TeaBajf.
Atkent Nelson H. Van Vorkea.
' Darkti C, Wllliasssoa.
Eleven Democratic members of the
Assembly, and a Senator elected in the
county, and two ieinouroi, iu.i iw
Whigs to the Assembly from the city.
Philadelphia, Uct. iu. vBruuu coun
tyIn Mauch Chunk, the whole Demo
cratic ticket is supposed 10 be elected by
a small majority.
Westchester county In this county,
Nicholson's majority will probably be
600. The Democratic majority on the
assembly ticket, will be about 600.
In Lehigh county, the whole Demo
cratic ticket by 700 msjority.
Ir, Franklin county, JMciioison s major-
ty for Canal Commissioner, will be from
700 to 800 ; the result on tne county
ticket is uncertain.
Cumberland counti The vole in this
district for Cinal Commisoioner, is as
follows: Nicholson 245 ; Plumer 146
For Assembly Bamburger, American,
210 ; Freeman 153 ; Harper, Democrat,
154 : Anderson 158 ; Watts, .Whig, 87,
In this State, the Democratic majority
will be about 20.000. The Democratic
candidates for city Sheriff, Register,
Clerk of the Orphan's Court, and Canal
Commissioner, are elected by a majority
ranainc from 1.000 tu 2,300.
The Senate and Assembly ticket of
the Old County elected by over
. . , , ,
From the City Assembly ticnet two
Democrats and . two Americana were
elected, including E.Joy Morris.
The result was eiteciea oy tne oppo
nenta of Know Nothingibm and the pro
hibitory liquor law uniting upon the
Democratic ticket. , The Liquor League
In Berks county the Democratic ma
jority ia about 4,000.
W. ti. AJeine, tne jvnow Amming
candidate for Senate, has 300 majority
in Reading. .
Bedford county The returns show a
Democratic gain of 66 over the vote for
Governor. . .
Cambria county The Democratic
msioritv in thia coontr for Canal Com
missioner and Representatives, ia from
700 to 800. ' , .
i Georgia Election.
' Colombia, S.- C, October 8J.Re
turns from 65 counties indicate the elec
tion of Herschell P. Johnson, (Pern.) aa
Governor, by about 5,000 majority.
Hon. Alex. H. Stephena, Whig, is re
elected to Congress tn the 8th District,
Tba othera are in doubt.
Five democrats and probably S Amar
leaas are elected to Congress.
Vers from tha Bio Grande.
Tam N. O. Delia, of Oct. 2d, copies
from the Galveston News, of the previous
Saturday, the following summary of news
by the aieamship Nautilus :
Tha steamship Nautilus, Copt Thomp
son, arrived this evening from Brazos
Santiago.. She brings several Mexican
officers, as passengers for New Orleans,
ond two convicts for our State Pen
itentiary. Donna Lucinda, the distinguished wo
man who was said to havo shared in
the command of Metarnoras with Gen.
Wool, and who was charged with un
usual cruelly to one of her own sex not
Ions since, is also on board, destined,
wo presumo, to follow the fortunes of
iho now exiled General.
Matamorus still continued under the
command of Castro, as loft by Gen
Wool, but tho Revolutionists under Cap
istran and Garcia, had approached to
within o shoit distanco of the town.
Castro had issued a bulletin, stating that
ordcra had been receivod from the exist
ing government for a cessation of hostil
ities, and inviting an armistice. -
The revolutionistis, according to a
statement in the Flee, demanded a sur
render of the city, together with all aims
and munitions of war. To this the army
in Motamoras objects, and contend for
.1 - -!..:! ' .. ..".I. I
mo privilege oi retiring wiiu arms uuu
a certain amount of money. Thus mat
ters stood, and Garcia was awaitine the
arrival of artilery to enforce his demands.
The inhabitants of Matamoras, fear
ine tho citv would be sacked, were flock
ing to tho Texas side of the Uio Grande.
J he Mag slates, tne garrison ui iuoi
amoras was thrown into a great con
fusion on the retirement of Wool. Cas
iro was in favor of the plan of Ayatla,
hut nortion of the aoldiery, with Col.
Savp.rieeo at their head, were for the
plan of Vidsurri. Meanwhile the revo
lutionists demanded an unconditional
The Flag is severe upon the command
er of Fort Brown, (Maj. Porter) for
stationing half his garrison to protect
Wool, when he should reach the lexan
bank. Wool, however, did not avail
himself of the protection prepared for
him, but placed himself under chorge
of a celebrated contrabandist, and was
smuggled into Brownsville. An escort
from Fort Brown and a neiu piece pro.
tected him until he reached the Nautilus.
The Flag has a report to the effect
that San Luis Potosi had been captured
by the revolutionary forces. Gen. Quit
man killed, the army dispersed, and the
city made to change its plan fiom that
of Ayatla to Ibat ol Monterey.
Tamnico is also said to have pro
nounced for Vidauri and his plan.
Gen. Casanova, the Commander of
Tampico, had been driven from that city,
and civil government suostiiuteu lor
Second Asoensioa of Mr. Winchester.
Mn. Winchester made a ballon as
cension from Norwalk on Tuesday last.
He commenced inflating his balloon
early in the morning, and at 2 P. M.
stepped into the car and cut loose from
earth. The balloon rose rapidly, and
in five minutes passed into the cloud
out of view. The wind was liuht, and
at the lime he passed into the clouds his
course was due east. He was seen
passing over Berlin ville, an indication
that tho balloon met with a north-east
erly curtent, which would take Mr. W.
over the Lake in the direction ol liulfaio.
The Experiment says:
At the time putting our paper to pross,
(Friday evening,) three days have elaps
ed since the ascension waa made, and
as there have been no tidings receivod
from Mr. Winchester, the most fearful
apprehensions are rifo as to his fate.
When he started, ha said he intended to
go higher and further than nny Aronaul
nau everuareu to iniuit i K"'"S' " i
feared by some that when ho got into
the "upper current," the intense cold
ness which prevails in mat region soon
rendered htm insensible and that he
was frozen to death. Others think that
he must have come down in the lake
and been drowned. We are fearful that
some accident has befallen him, still we
cannot relinauish the hope that ha is
safe, and ihat he will live to make many
more ascensions. '
It will bo recollected that Mr. W.
made his first ascension from Milan this
fall and landed near Hudson. He rose
to the height of over 20,000 feet, and
was so cold at one time as to become
sleepy and insensible, and that when he
next observed the thermometer the mer
cury indicated 5 deg, below zero. The
bags or sand tn his balloon were lrrzen
hard. Cleveland Jlearld, Oct. 6th. .
Tuomas H. Urown, son of Mr.
Joseph Brown of Bethany, in this coun
ty, with his wife and infant child, died
of the cholera on board sh ip on their
way to California where they were go
ing, we believe, to permanently settle.
The deaths occurred about the middle
of July. Mr. Brown had been previous
ly to California, and waa on his return
there with his family. -Wellsburg Her
, From tho New York Tribune.
We need hardly call attention to the
remarkable letter which we publish in
another column, touching the conso
quences to Russia and to Europe of the
fall of Savastonol. Were we at liberty
to name the author, he would at once be
lecognized as a man of European, Knot
universal, reputation;' but . we are only
allowed lo say Ihat, though emphatically
a Pro-Russian statesman, he is not now
in the aervice of anv covernmenli and
that, though his letter is dated at Urus
tela, he is not in anv way connected with
tha coterie who conduct tha Nord, the
now Russian orean at that place.
Aa tha iudement of a well -informed
and L-loar-aoeins man. who holds the
conviction and in our estimation it is
well founded thut in the present strug
gle tha cause of Russia is that of civili
zation, ami her dofeat an injury to the
progress of the world, the contents of
this letter merit a carciui cuiiiurunu
even from those who do not tolerate its
oninions: while the most enthusiastic
partisan of the Allies could not desire a
more frank and sweeping admission of
the scope of their victory than is here
made, by one wno deplores n o a .o
lamitv. It is true that a feeling of bit
ir roirret polon and liieliler.s these in
teresting statements, just as some other
nnn nf ilm Inner. the allusions to
kosnuth for examDlo. and marked by a
tone of passion and a broadth of expres
sion, which, though tnoy may irn excus
ed by the fact that tho author did not
ivritK for nublication. his friend, to whom
we aro indebted for the letter, would not
iillniv n to admit or modify
In one respect we cannot altogether
acrea with the view ol this letter ton
rernine the continuance of the war.
W urn told that it has but now com
menced, and will bo waged henceforth
upon a grander scale; but where it is to
find its theater, we do not perceive.
The intelligent publicist, whose letter we
are commenting on, admits that me Rus
sians will not ntiempt to regain iho Cri
mea: certainly neither Austria nor Prus-
! will now be likely to join them
against the Western alliance thus trans
ferrinz the arena to the Rhine and to lta
ly; and as for sending another and a
more powerful army to resume the last
combat on the lower Danube, that would
be almost as difficult for the Russian Go
vernment and as unprofitable as an at
tack upon ihe Crimea. Under the-e
circumstances, the war would soon be
virtually concluded in Europe. Let the
Allies maintain a sufficient force in the
Crimea, with reserves at hand to
strengthen the Turkish armv on th
Danube up lo the necessaiy point; and
let them occupy tho Baltic, the Black
Sea and the Sea ol Azoff, as they have "county throughout the Slate appointed agents
,in. ih , I , to select the lands under the Act of September
tlUliu u u n iHt Dvuevia whu "w w
" . . J . . . i I !. I-
men Jwiwean the Baltic and W"1"1.01" (h.thm .DDroTdby
. I mt rne f - .L. - n ' - A tsti than I . " .
man isu.uuv in ins iriuiaa. n ... Secretary of the Interior, tha lalds It pro
all Europe in arms on the. Niemen or
Ihe Vistula would bave been starved out
three months.' Germany and Prus
sia would have suffered terribly; while
France could and can, as well as fcng
land, much more easily provide for her
troops in Ihe Crimea by the aid of her
fleets than she could in Poland or in any
place in the interior of a poor country
which the Russians would have laid
waste for hundreds of miles aiouud. 1
am sure that even now, if the Russians
could choose, ihey wouid rsthersee Pe
lissier end his army in Poland than
continue the struggle in the Crimea.
This is what the Crimean expedition
I believe, I hope, that tha Russians
will do the iinposbible. Bui to tell you
the truth, my heart bleeds, for I sea that
by thU event the progress of civilization
has been stopped on two points. First,
in the Weal, Louis Napoleon is fortified
and the abjectness of (he French in
creased in whose eyes, with very fuw
exceptions, the lesst glare of military
glory suffices for liberty, honor, morali
ty, snd real national dignity; and then
in the East, where in spite of all that is
said to the contrary, Russia was an
agent of civilization, and where Russia
alone could and can fill that office.
The Czars have received a fearful pun,
ishment for having followej for more
than twenty years psst a German and
not a Russian policy; for meddling with
European squabbles; for marching into
Hungary in 1840 instead of taking Con'
stantinople in 1848, as Russian interests
demanded at a time when nobody could
have opposed it. It is a terrible lesson
by which (hey will profit. You are
young, and you will live long enough, 1
am sura, to see Russia rise again. Her
latent forces are too great to be broken
by even this terrible blow. As for mo,
1 have nothing but the petty consolation
of seeing; the great Kossuth floored. If
even last year Russia or Nicholas had
had the courage to make an appeal to
the Sclaves of Southern Europe, where
now would Austria ba with or without
Correpomleiic ol ihe N Y. Tribune.
. Great Land Frauds in Missouri.
COLLUSION BETWEEN PRESIDENT
PIERCE AND GOV. PRICE.
Palmysa, Mo., Thursday, Sept. 28, 18S8.
On trie 28Hi of September, 160, the Con-gri-s.H
of the United States approved an Act en
titled, An Act to enable the Stole of Arkansas
and other Statts lo reclaim the swamp lands
within their limits. The State of Missouri,
by an act of her Legislature on the 3d of
March, 1851, gave to the counties respectively
all the lands lying within their limits to which
the Slate had acuuired a title by virtue of the
Act of 1850. The County Courts of each
Election in Baltimore.
Baltimore, Oct. 10. The election
of the Cuy Council passed oft" quietly
to-day. The vote haa materially fallen
The returna indicate large earns for
Wm. George Baker, Democratic can
didate in the 10th Ward, died thia after
noon. ' -
The Municipal election to-day resul
ted in the choice of 8 Americana and 12
Democrats, being a gain of 6 Democrats
from last year. -The
Democrata had about 1000 ma
jority oathe popular vote. . The Ameri
cans naa a majority oi iw iosi cor.
PsireasT. Bkinvu, and Col. Wood
advertise a great National Baby Show
at Pittsburgh on the 16th, I7tb. 18th
19th and 20 ih deys of October. Pre
miums to the amount of (3,000 are offer
ed for the finest specimens of the various
hinds ot babies.
Tub Board of Aldermen of Providence
R. I., bave refused to grant a licenae to
oarnutn and Wood, lor their cany
not see what Russia can do to h-ilp her
self. She will probably not make peace
ut onca on the conditions which the Al
lies may prescribe; but if they hold out,
she must swallow them at last, however
hard, unless some unexpected change of
fortune should reverse tne relative posi
tions of the parties. But we doubt
whether very hard conditions will be
imposed upon her; both PalinerslOn and
Napoleon will be inclined to spare her
all avoidable humiliation, and there
would be nothing to cause surprise in
the conclusion of peace beforo another
Pro-Russian Statesman on the Fall
A private Letter comtnunieaied for The Tri-
w bane. '
Brus9Rls, Thursday, Sept. 13, 1855.
My Dear : One act of the
drama is through. The Russians have
lost Sevastopol, and with it the Crimea;
and certainly they will not attempt to
retake them. 1 think that the real war
will now commence. For all who have
written on this war have lost sight of the
fact that there has not been from the be
ginning, either on the Danube or in the
Crimea, a single pitched battle. All the
fighting has been in attacking fortified or
intrenched places; Oltonitza, Alma, In
kermai, Silistria, Chernaya and Sevas
topol, Now we shall see. I have al
ways thought ami still think that in an
open field the Russians can cope with
their oncmios. Al any rale ihey can if
they could do it at Irikerman and Cher
naya, where they fought under all possi
ble disadvantages, where they were hud
dled together by the ground and could
not deploy. On a level field the Rus
sians maneuver as well and as quickly
as any other troops, and the improve
ments of modern tactics are more fa
miliar to them than to the English.
One thing is sure, they will fight well,
better than they have fought so far. De
feats and disasters do not injure their
morale; believe me, that it is a peculiar
ity of the Russian character. But, take
it all in all, it is a terrible blow to Rus
sia; not to her prestige but lo her pow
er. Sevastopol and the Crimea contri
buted far more to tha preponderance and
the prospects ol Kussia than that little
region which goes by the name of Po
land. It was the most vulnerable point
in the whole empire. Mutilate that and
it will take a quarter of a century to
heal the wound. In my opinion it is as
bad as a bombardment of St. Petersburg;
I would have preferred the latter. I al
ways have maintained this against eve.
rybody, and 1 still maintain thst the man
who planned tha expedition to the Cri
mea played a hazardous game but knew
wheie to strike. The only consolation
for me is to see that babbler, Kossuth,
made an ass of, with his predictioas.
Believe me and I feel the palpitations
of Russia's heart the past and: present
emperors as well as every Kuas an
statesman and general, would have pre-
lerreu a inousand times lo see all Eu
rope no matter million of men in
arras in Poland, on the Vistula, or the
Niemen, to the Crimean exnaJitian.
The Russians have certainly lost more
in resources, horses, cattle, and men. in
supporting their army in . the Crimea,
than tney did in the campaign of 1812.
Any man who knows the country knows
this aa aurely as that the sun shines.
And then a million of men in Poland
fighting for her nationality, as Kossuth
says, would have Starved, ruined.-de
voured that nationality that is, Poland;
whereas it is Russia which now anffara
and bleeds from St. Poteraburg to the
Black See. It would have been easier
28, IBM), and as a consideration for their ser
vices contracted to give each agent twelve and
a half cents per acre for all the lands they
might select thus making it lo the interest of
the agent to take all tne innus ne oouiu uuu
within his county, under the set aforesaid.
In accordance with this arrangement, the
agenls for the State of Missouri selected the
enormous amount of 463,909 01 acres. (See
Report or Surveyor-General for Illinois and
Missouri to Commissioner of the General Land
Office, Oct. 31, 1851.) In the Palmyra land
district alone there hss been nure than one
hundred and fifty thousand acres token under
the act or 1850, not more than one lortieth
part of which is swanp land within the mean
ing ot the Act of 1850.- Thus a fraud of a
'rememlous magnitude has been perpetrated
upon the Government, which inits liberal pol
icy and generosity, had donated all the swamp
lands into the Slates in which said description
of lands might lie. The Act, which was just
and equitaulen its character, has been pros
tituted by the agents appointed to carry it out.
So great was the fraud in some of the coun
ties, and it swells or diminishes in an, in pro
portion to the possession or destitution of con'
science on the agent employed, that the citi.
zeus or this lanu district, several hundred in
number, have made affidavits setting forth the
fuel that the lands specified by them, and
which were taken under the Acl of 1850, are
and always were h'gb and dry, and fit for cul
tivation at all seasons of the year, without sr.
ti-Ocial drainage or embankment. These affi
davits were filed with the Commissioner of the
General Land Office Department, and many of
the cases are undergoing the process of a legal
The Department at Washington ha3 been
fully apprised of the frond committed upon
the Government since the Spring of 1853 from
the contest gotten up by the Hannibal and St.
Joseph Railroad Company, individuals, and
the report of the Surveyor of Lands for the
Slate of Illinois and Missouri. The Depart
ment were so well satisfied of the extent and
magnitude of the fraud that the issuing of pa
tents to the State of Missouri for the lands se
lected under the Acl of 1850 had been suspen.
ded as to all the lands. The constituted au.
thoritiea uf the Slate were equally in posses,
sion of the faot that a fraud had been perpe. i
trated nponthe Government in the selection of
lands contemplated by the Acl of 18S0. . And
so unesuy and solicitous were Ihey upon the
subject, they exhausted all their powers of
sophistry and cunning by correspondence to
induce the Department to issue the patents lo
these lands. But all their unworthy efforts
Finally the plaa was conceived of sending
Governor Price in person to Washington to
have a personal interview with the President,
and induoe him, If possible, to direct the De
partment to issue patents to the Slate lor the
lands claimed under the Act of '60. Gov.
Lrice visited the President, ana alter a negoti
ation of several weeks, notwithstanding the
information under the nose of the President,
succeeded in getting him to order the Land-
Office Department to commence usung the
patents to these lands which had been selec
ted fraudulently. And we are boldly told by
Gov. Price on his return to Missouri, that ex
tra clerks were to be called into requisition to
expedite this villainous thing. "Mirabilt die
tu!" President Pierce of the United States.
sworn to protect and advance the interest of
the Government, nas eaierea into a ease coali
tion with Gov. Price of Missouri, and by his
action sanctions an iniamous iraud upon the
Government, knowingly. Let it be proclaim
ed from Dan to Beersheoa, that President
Pierce is "partictpo ensums" in swindling the
General Government to aid one or two States
of the Union. Mr. Pierce would have vetoed
a hill vrantim the Dubiio domain to tha Stales
of this Unioa for school purposes, because of
contcientiout temple about its contututtonaltty.
Yel he aids Missouri in stealing two hundred
thousand scree tf land under tto act tj luau.
But again, to develop more fully the magni
tude of this enormous fraud, it is important that
we notice tha decision or the commissioner or
the General Land Office just pnor to this coali
tion between Pieroe and Price. It will be re
membered that many individuals had made ap.
plication to enter the lanasseieeieu unaeriae
Act of 1 850, and approved -by the Secretary or
tne interior u swamp lanas, i nat the Wra
missioner in writing to me agents or these par
ties oa the ilhor May, 1866, said to them:
"The party sling evidence as requuei by this
Office and contesting tha States' olaui, will If
successful therein be permitted lo enter the
lands." ' The contestants under tbia view of
the subject went en aad expended large sums
of money in having the landa surveyed prepar
atory to an investigaboa of the matter. Only
four cases had been adjudicated by the Regis
ter and Receiyer of the local Land Office for
the Palmna Land District a 11 of which ware
derided against the Stale's claim before the
ven not lo ba swamp will have to be brought
into market uy tniny oayr nonce xnereoi.
But that the contestant would have the prefer
ence at the ordina ry cash price where the lands
hsd not I een approved, Thus making twe
classes of swsmp land and comprehending the
greater part in the first class. This was done
Just prior to the foul combination between
Pierce and Price. ...
No reason ia given for the disuncuon oy tne
Commisjioner between approved and unap. '
proved lands, except that in 183(1 a circular
wu issued by the Genersi Lsnd Office Densrl-'
ment to the local officers throughout the Uni
ted States, instructing them to permit no land
which bad been withdrawn from market Irom
any cause whatever lo be entered.wtthoul being
first restored to market by thirty aayr notice
thereof. It is an incontrovertible fact that
both classts of this located so-called swsmp
land were equally withdrawn f'om markeii
none ef the local land offices would permit one
acre of it to be entered at any price. Yet the
Commissioner says that the contestant will
have orioritv in the one class and not in the
other, because the Secretary of tha Interior
nni api'roveu me one ana noi inc uuic..
Was there ever anything presented to the
mind mire superlatively ridiculous? On tha
ICthol May, hesays in writing about approved
lands, that the contestant of tha Slates' ula,im,
if successful, will be permitted to enter the
land. On the 31st of July hesays the contes
tant will have the preference right to the unap
proved lands, if successful, but the approved
iands will have to be restored to market by
thirty days holies. This lsst decision wsa
made only a few days before the infamous co
alition between Pierce and Price to defraud tho
Government, and amounts virtually to tn',:"t
You need not trouble yourself about the fraud
that has been committed, for if you areaucceta
ful you wl 1 have no preference right over tho
The contestants affirm (and call upon the
Congress of the United States to do them jus
tice) that if the selection of lands under the
act of 1850 was fraudulent, said election wss
null snd void ''ah initio," and no right of the
8tate ever attached thereto, for the reason that
fraud vitiates every transaction, even the most
solemn adjudications or a Court. That the
approval by the Secretary of the Interior or the
President of the United Slates eould not oper
ate in any manner so ss to give validity to the
selection. If the premises are conceded, and
we think they will not be denied, the oldest
legal applicant for the lands thus fraudulently
selected under the Act of '60 would be entil'ed
to enter them at the ordinary cash price, if
proven not to be swamp within the meaning f
the set, upon the equitable principle "qui prior
tot in tempore potior ett injure." If the Gov.
ernmcnt refuses to act upon this principle, ny
Iraud can ever be detected, lor there wouiu oe
no inducement prompting individusla-to set in
the premises. ' . : . '
Having briefly called attention fothe fraud of
Missouri, in selecting lands under the Act of
'60, and, the infamous coalition between Pierce
a id Price to cover the transaction, we invoke
the power of Congress ta do justice to those in
dividuals who have expended tneir money in
ferreting out the fraud upon the Government.
WM. H. TAYLOH.
Kansas Election Yesterday.
The election of the Free State men
ol Kansas was held yesterday, and ex
Governor Rekdkr was undoubtedly
elected delegate lo Congress, where he
will have a contest for his seat with
Whitfif.i-b, tha pro-slavery man. The
Mo. Republican, (pro-slavery) of Mon
day, says :
The election to be held by the Rev
olutionists is fixed for next Tuesday.
An effort will be made to give Reeder a
much larger number of votea than have
been given lo Gen. Whitfield, and this
can readily be done, aa there will be no
body to watch the ballot boxes. We
incline to tha opinion, however, from
what we hear, that the Lawrence and
Topeka districts will have the honor of
giving nearly all the votes which Gov.
Reeder may receive. In some counties,
it is very doubtful whether the polls will
be opened at all, and certainly very
few votes will be given.
The Pro-Slavery men, satisfied that
they are right and that they are sustain
ed by ihe law, will interpose no obstacle
to the farce which Governor Reeder and
his party have elected to pley out, and
if there should be any disturbance on
Tuesday next, it will be because tho
Abolitionists provoke it.
faST The Tennessee House of Rep
presentatives elected Gen. Null S.
Brown (K. N.) Speaker, en the 40th
ballot. The K. N.'a bave a majority of
one in the House. The Louisville
r or forty-five bsllotines the vole stood
ins, Gov, Brown and Gen. Donelson
voting for some one else. It has been
Ihe usual pratice lor the rival , candi
dales to vote for each other, and if this
rule had been observed in this Instance,
Gov. Brown would have been elected
upon the first ballot, but he knew that
there was but one majority of tha Amer
ican parly in the House, and if he bad
given his vote for his opponent he would
have been liable to the imputation of
having sought to force Gen. Donelson
to vote for him, and by one vote he
would have bean elected. Such, how
ever, was Ihe exquisite temper 01 n e
mind that he scorned to resort to th't
expedient, and gallently threw away his
At last a resolution was adopted to
ihe effect that, after a certain number
of balloting, the candidate having the
plurality of votes should be declared
elected. When this resolution, passed.
Brown declined the nomination, and tho
House adjourned. At the next session
Gen. Donelson also withdrew, and Aft
Cloud and Gov. Brown were put in
nomination. Tbey vote stood Cloud
85, Brown 80; and after four bolloliogs
Governor Brown was declared elected,
and took his seat aa speaker. ,
Tec majority for Pause, Deraoeran'e
Governor in Texas, over his Know-Net
thing competitor, ia seven thousand threo
hundred and thirty-seven. Runnels,
Democrrt, Lieutenant Governor, baa
the Know-Nothing candidate three thou
sand two hundred and fifty. Tha Uni
ted Stales Debt Bill ia voted down by
one thousand four hundred and seventy
four majority. Bell, pemocrstic Con
gressman in the Western District, has
five thouaand six hundred and forty-eight
majority. Matt. Ward, Democrat, ia
the Eastern District, has twenty-eight
majority thua far, and two counties, Oa
ange and Jnfferson, yet to hear from.-
The Legislature is strongly Demoeratie
and Anti-Know-Nothing. ' 'a
What a rebuke to the renegade, Sam.
Houston, who threw himself into tho
arms of the Know.Notbings! Cincin
nati EnquirsT ' ' ' ' "'
JtTiAca your children well thea,
though yoa leave then little, yafl fjvt
lor the Russians to maintain 900,000