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Cincinnati, October 15.—Reports from all
the precincts of Hamilton county, except 10,
give Foster 3,500 majority ; Hicklenlooper,
3,476 majority ; Oglevee (rep.) for Auditor,
2,599 majority. The Republican majority on
the State Senatorial ticket ranges from 3,529
to 3,858, and on the Representative ticket,
from 1,419 to 3,785. George W. Williams
(colored), Republican candidate for the Leg
islature, received the lowest Republican vote,
which is 902 more than the highest Democrat
received. As for the State at large, the esti
mates of Foster's majority at this hour (8 a.
m.) vary from 15,000 to 30,000. It is very
generally conceded that the Republicans will
have a clear majority in joint session of the
Legislature, and the indications are that later
returns will give them a majority in each
The Enquirer says the result is not due to
the currency question but to sectionalism, to
the skull and cross-bones, and to bloody shirt
The Gazette says : The people were
aroused at the threats of the Southern lead
ers and resolved to rebuke them. The defeat
of the Democrats is also due in a great meas
ure to the fiat money heretics, who sought to
unsettle the finances and launch the country
again upon a sea of irredeemable and fluctu
ating paper money.
The 1 imes has the following table of ma
jorities on the Republican ticket in Hamilton
county, returns from all the precincts having
been received : For Governor, Charles Fos
ter, 3,159; Lieut. Governor, Andrew Heck
enlooper, 3,170; Auditor of State, John F.
Oglevee, 2,272 ; State Treasurer, Joseph
Turny, 3,091 ; Judge Supreme Court, W. W.
Johnson, 3,129; Attorney General, George
Knap, 3,201. Total vote cast, taking the vote
for Governor as a basis, 53,883.
Columbus, October 15.—The Legislature
is claimed by both parties, with the chances
largely in favor of the Republicans. The
Republican victory is so complete that it sur
prises the Republicans and overwhelms the
Columbus, October 15.—Since noon the
returns received by the Republican State
Committee show that in addition to the list of
Senators sent at noon, the Republicans have
elected Sinks in the 3d district and Mounts in
the 2d, but they admit the defeat of Cham
bers in the 15th. This gives the Republicans
23 senators and G7 Representatives, or 13 ma
jority on joint-ballot. The Democratic com
mittee do not concede as large a majority as
this, and it may take full official returns to
decide what the exact majority in the Legis
lature will be.
The returns which have been coming in
this evening are largely froin Democratic
strongholds, which materially reduces Fos
ter's majority. Gen. Robinson, chairman of
the Republican State Central Committee, says
he is satisfied that Foster's majority will fall
below 20,000.
Columbus, October 15.—The Republican
Committee are now notifying their corres
pondents that Foster's majority will probably
fall as low as 17,000.
Toledo, October 15.—Lucas county, offi
cial, gives Ewing 93 majority over Foster, a
a gain on the vote of 1878 of 1,858. Wal
bridge, Republican Senator, has 1,051 ma
jority. Returns from the various counties in
this Congressional district now indicate the
election of Wilkin (Dem.) by 100 to 200 ma
jority. The Republicans elect both Repre
sentatives from Lucas county by 981 maj.
Columbus, October 16.—No news of im
portance has been received this morning by
either party, except that the Republican com
mittee concede the defeat of Walbridge, Re
publican candidate for Senator in the Toledo
district. This gives the Republicans eight
majority in the Senate and certainly thirty
five majority on joint ballot.
Chicago, October 15.—Eighty-five polling
places in Iowa give Gear (rep.) 13,948 ; Trim
ble (dem.) 7,847 ; Campbell (greenbacker),
4,416 ; Dungan (prohib.) only a few hundred
votes. The only conclusion drawn from
these figures is that the Republican candidate
will probably have a good majority over all,
having gained in nearly every precinct over
thevote^of 1877.
Dimensions of tue Triumph In Iowa.
Des Moines, October 15.—The Republican
majority in the Legislature on joint-ballot
will be larger than in the last. The Repub
lican gain in the State over two years ago is
33, 00 °. ^
Outburst from Wash. McLean.
Washington, October 15.—The veteran
Democratic editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer
telegraphs to a Washington friend to-day the
news of the overwhelming Republican vic
tory. He concludes his dispatch in the fol
lowing characteristic style: "Sherman's
great wealth, insane Democratic legislation,
and disgraceful mismanagement on the part
of Democrats, have turned Ohio into a State
of the stalwart character. It is hardly neces
sary to say that the Ohio Democrats will
henceforth look to S. Jones Tilden."
Working;n>en'8 Ticket.
New York, October 16.— The Working
men's Central Union to-night nominated John
Kelly for Governor, with a new State and full
local ticket
Lflf ht In Which It la Viewed by Hen of
Both Parties.
Washington, October 15.—-The decisive
completeness of the Republican triumph in
Ohio has occasioned much surprise in Wash
ington among Republicans as well as Demo
crats, and is to-day the subject of wide
spread comment by sagacious political ob
servers of both parties, who all agree that
the victory is not only very signal, but one
which has several important bearings on na
tional politics. In the first place, it is con
sidered to be the political death of Senator
Thurman. As it is, it insures the election of
some Republican to displace him in the Sen
ate and blasts his Presidential hopes for man
ifest reasons. It is next agreed that in just
the proportion in which yesterday's verdict is
disastrous to Senator Thurman as candidate
for the Presidency it is advantageous to Sec
retary Sherman. It starts anew his "boom,"
whereas had Ohio gone Democratic yester
day, he would have been as hopelessly out of
the race as Senator Thurman now is. There
seems also to be an almost unanimous ex
pression that yesterday's election has killed
the "rag baby" beyond hope of resurrection,
and that the Democrats will probably con
clude it is time to let the currency issue alone.
Many of them who have hitherto leaned to
wards greenbackism now openly admit that
Ewing was a weak candidate because of his
financial views. There is no doubt that he
was scratched largely on this account, and it
appears from returns thus far received that
Ohio gives the banner Republican majority.
Ex-Attorney General Taft is a Senatorial i
candidate, with a goodly following, it being ]
the impression, if, indeed, it be not the fact,
that he represents the Grant feeling in Ohio.
There undoubtedly will be a strong rivalry
between the friends of Garfield and Taft for
the Senatorial prize, and it may become so
warm that one will destroy the other and
neither get it. Then there is Stanley Mat
thews, of whom it is said that he has aspira
tions for another term of Senatorial life.
Congressman Tom Young of Cincinnati is
himself a candidate, and in the opinion of
some there is a dangerous dark horse in the
person of Secretary Sherman, should the lat
ter conclude, between now and January next,
when the newly elected Legislature will
choose a Senator, that his Presidential out
look is not as flattering as it should be. It is
understood, however, that he has lately dis
claimed being a candidate for the Senate.
Tke Elections.
New York, October 15.—Tuesday's elec
tions seem to be generally accepted as the
death-knell of greenbackism and other side
issues. The Herald says the Ohio idea goes
to the repair shop, if, perchance, it escapes
the waste heap. No other State will care to
make prominent use of it this season.
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Our Golden Harvest.
New York, October 15.—The ship Labra
dor, from Havre, brought $516,000 French
gold coin and bars, and the Algeria, from
Liverpool, $290,000 in coin.
Portland, October 16 — General Grant
and party arrived here on a special train from
Salem. This evening he attended a grand
sacred concert at Tura Hall given by the
Handel and Hayden Society. To-morrow
morning at 5 o'clock the entire party will sail
hence on the steamer St. Paul for San Fran
Hanlan Rows Over Ike Course
Claims tbe Money.
New York, October 16.—A special tele
gram from May ville says : The great con
test of the oars between Hanlan and Court
ney—that great aquatic event which for
months past has been the one theme of con
versation in sporting circles, is now a thing
of the past. Hanlan rowed over the course
at five o'clock at the rate of thirty strokes to
the minute. The time was not fast. Trouble
is anticipated over the prize. Courtney is
strongly condemned, and should he make his
appearance he would be roughly handled.
About 8,000 people will have to remain here
over night. Courtney, owing to his boats
being destroyed by malicious or interested
parties during the night, was out of the race,
there being no boat available that would suit
him, so Hanlan rowed oyer the course and
claims the $6,000 purse.
Merritt at Wblte River.
Rawlins, October 16.—A courier just in
from Merritt's command reports that the
troops are at White River Agency, and that
they have been scouting throughout the coun
try for fifty miles about the Agency and have
been unable to find a single Indian. It is
evident that the Indians have gone south and
split into small bands, going into the various
agencies. The troops will have an all winter
campaign to ferret out those of the savage
tribe who brought on the trouble.
Indians Going Month.
Galveston, October 15.—The News' Ban
Antonio special reports that parties of well
armed Apaches are going south from Meicoler
Agency. All the posts have been notified to
be in readiness to concentrate tbe troops in
case of necessity.
Philadelphia, October 17.—Adams &
Ray's shoddy mill burned last night. Loss
$31,000; insurance, $4,000.
Restrictions Withdrawn.
Simla, October 17.—The restrictions
against newspaper correspondents accompa
nying the British army in Afghanistan have
been withdrawn.
havage barbaities.
New Mexico Indians on ike War Path—
Capture of Wagon Trains and Massa
cre of People.
San Fbanoisco, October 16.—A dispatch
from Tucson, Arizona, says : A special to
the Daily Star from Silver City, New Mexico,
states that the Indians have been committing
terrible depredations in the Rio Grande val
ley and southwest of Fort Cummings for sev
eral days past. The people of Colorado have
been besieged and fighting since Saturday and
appeal for aid. On Sunday a volunteer com
pany of thirty men under Captain John C.
Crouch went from Messilla and Cruces to
their aid. They met 100 Indians near Col
orado, 18 miles from Slocum's ranch, on the
side of the road. After a severe fight the
volunteers were compelled to fall back. They
had a running fight into Slocum's ranch. The
killed in this fight were W. F. Jones, county
clerk of Donahue county, and four Mexicans.
On receipt of the news at Messilla two more
companies of eighty men were raised by Col.
Rynerson, composed of the best men in the
Messilla valley. The companies were to join
Crouch to-day at Slocum's and go to Colorado.
Two trains were captured yesterday west of
Slocum's. In one of them eleven men, one
woman and one child were killed. In the
other all hands escaped. Both trains were
scattered and some of the oxen killed and
others left standing in their yokes. Corpses
lie all along the rode. The stage from the
east arrived this morning two hours late.
The number of people known to have been
killed within the past four or five days, alto
gether aggregate about 40. The Indian trail
leaving the stage road yesterday leads to
wards the Black range and vicinity of Hills
boro mining camp. Major Morrow of the
9th cavalry, with a strong scouting party, is
thought to be in the vicinity of Colorado.
This is the most persistent fighting the Ind
ians have ever been known to do in this sec
tion. They are in large bands and seem de
termined to stay in the country and fight and
make a general warefare.
Jurisdiction Over Ibe New Mining; Dis
trict—Destructive Inundation.
City of Mexico, October 5. —Congress, in
secret session, decided that parts of the
States of Chihuahua, Durango and Coahuila,
including the mining district of Sierra Mo
jada, be erected into a federal territory, re
maining under the jurisdiction of the federal
government until the question of boundaries
shall have been definitely settled by said
States. Some of the newspapers allege that
this act is unconstitutional, but it appears to
be the only remedy to preserve order.
Destructive inundations have occurred in
Tobasco, where the loss, caused by the de
struction of the com, cocoa and tobacco
crops is estimated at $1,000,000.
A Itelg-n of Terror—Arson and Murder.
New York, October 17.—A dispatch from
Milledgeville, Ga., says: A band of men,
numbering probably ten or twelve, after
committing murder and arson, openly defy
arrest and continue their work of depreda
tion. The reign of the gang is so absolute
over the people that they will not dare to tell
any human being of tbeir knowledge of the
desperadoes. They have plenty of arms,
money and friends. If they can ever be run
into the swamp the people of the surround
ing counties will hunt them down as they
would wild beasts.
Report of the Commissary General.
Washington, October 16.—Commissary
General Macfeely has completed his annual
report to the Secretary of War. It shows
the total amount disbursed for subsistence
stores during the fiscal year ending June 30
last to have been $3,003,475, of which $791,
611 was reimbursed by sales of stores to offi
cers and enlisted men, $122,088 was collected
for tobacco sold to enlisted men, and the bal
ance, except a few inconsiderable amounts
from miscellaneous sources, was furnished
to the department by Congressional appro
priations. From tables accompanying the
report it appears that the cost to the depart
ment of all subsistance supplies has been
constantly diminishing since 1877, notably in
the meat and flour component of rations.
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Navigation suspended.
Montreal, October 17.—The dense smoke
on the river continues, and navigation is en
tirely suspended. The Sarmatian, which left
yesterday for Quebec, after a prolonged de
tention here from the above cause, only got
forty miles down when she was forced to an
chor. The Princess Louise and suite may
have to remain over at Quebec some days
awaiting the Sarmatian 's arrival. It is un
derstood that the Marquis of Lome will visit
England about Christmas and return with the
The LeglsiaM ve Triumph.
How great a change in the political com
plexion of the Ohio Legislature was wrought
by the recent election can readily be seen by
submitting a few figures. The Legislature
of 1877-8 had in the Senate a Democratic pre
ponderance of 15 and in the House of 33—or
a majority on a joint ballot of 48. The Legis
lature just elected gives to the Republicans
control of both branches—a majority on joint
ballot stated at 13, which would show a gain
of 37 members. No legislative victory of
this magnitude has been won in Ohio since
war times.
Statistics of travel show beyond question
that the Americans do more traveling than
all other nations combined. The adventur
ous spirit that lead our ancestors over the
waters to subdue and settle the wilderness
has received new additions in every succeed
ing generation, as their descendants pushed
back from the sea-board to found new States.
When steam came in to accelerate travel the
movement became more rapid, till it is now
almost a universal and distinctive trait of our
people. While almost every nation of Europe
and still more so the rest of the world are de
votedly attached to the place of their birth,
there is scarce any of that feeling in this
country. Few are the families who have not
made one or more changes of residence,
or that have not one or more members iD the
great army of rovers. The discovery of gold
in California increased this roving spirit
greatly, and the extension of railroads has
furnished the facilities to gratify this taste.
We mention this subject not so much as it
relates to the movement of our people among
the States and Territories of our own country,
as that more general spirit of travel which
leads our people abroad over oceans and
through foreign lands. The English have
heretofore held the palm, for their naval su
premacy and colonies planted on every coast
and continent has made them travelers by
necessity. Bu t what Englishmen do from
necessity, our people are doing from choice.
Those who seek to improve their condition
by going out and finding a new spot to found
a home have no motive to go abroad.
With Americans, as soen as any head of a
family has acquired a competency, it is
seized with the passion of travel. The ocean
steamers both ways are loaded with this class
of our people. It is probable that where one
tourist from the Continent visits America to
gratify his curiosity, not less than a hundred
Americans go abroad on the same errand.
Millions of our wealth in this way goes
abroad and falls into the thrifty lap of Con
tinental hotel keepers and others whose prin
cipal patronage is from people on this side
of the waters. We have some times felt like
lamenting this constant drain upon our wealth,
and still more that our people did not make
better use of their money while abroad, and
again and yet more that while abroad they
did not show more independence and a higher
taste in improving their opportunities, in
recommending their own institutions and
studying those of others.
We are satisfied, however, that the money
thus spent in travel is not lost as a whole, but
returns in numerous ways. Our people are
receiving an education through travel that
could come in no other way. It enlarges a
person's ideas to see a good deal of the world.
It corrects a great many errors that come
through reading. Even though it be true that
European political opinion and systems are
so much inferior and behind our own, and
the coarser arts of life still more behind,there
is much to be learned by the contrast. It
stirs up emigration, it opens trade for our
manufactures and many of our travelers find
profitable openings for business, introducing
American inventions and ideas.
The completion of railroads into Montana
will not only bring us capital and settlers,
but it will bring thousands of visitors annu
ally to our parks, canyons, mountains and
water falls, while the National Park will be
come the center of more sight-seeing than
any other in the world. We shall not need
to wait till its fame has gone over the world.
Its fame is already sufficiently known in our
own country which furnishes the greatest
portion of the world's travelers.
Land Office Matters.
The United States Land Office at Heleua
has received an order from J. M. Armstrong,
Actiug Commissioner of the General Land
Office at Washington, which prohibits U. S.
deputy mineral surveyors from acting either
directly or indirectly as attorneys in mineral
claims, and is directed to report to the Land
Office at Washington any violations of the
order. Another important letter in reference
to proving up on public lands has been re
ceived, which we publish herewith :,
Department op the Interior, ")
General Land Office, V
Washington, D. C., October Tth, 1879. J
Gentlemen :—It is desired that the testi
mony offered by pre-emption and homestead
claimants at the time of making final proof
of their personal qualifications, and compli
ance with the requirements of the law under
which they claim, shall be that of disinter
ested witnesses, as nearly free from objection
as possible, and with this end in view you
will reject the testimony of persons who are
members of or immediately connected with
the family of a claimant, except in cases
where it is impossible or impracticable for
the claimant to furnish other testimony. In
such cases, upon his making affidavit of the
facts, showing to your satisfaction, the im
possibility or impracticability of furnishing
other testimony, you may receive such testi
mony as he may be able to procure, using
great care to elicit from the witnesses the
true state of facts relative to the claimant's
right to make the desired entry.
In contested cases, the testimony of rela
tives should be received, but will be consid
ered only in so far as it corroborates, or is in
accordance with the general tenor of the evi
dence of disinterested persons.
Very respectfully,
Acting Commissioner.
Registers and Receivers United States Land Office.
One thousand teams are hauling goods into
the Black Hills, over the Pierre road, and
yet freights accumulate at Fort Pierre.
Internal Revenue Collections—Til
den's Literary Bureau—Pro
motion of Sugar Pro
duction. Etc.
Washington, D. C. t October 9, 1879.
The internal revenue collections for the
last fiscal year show how faithfully the Re
publican officials have taken care of their
trusts. The whole amount of internal rev
enue collected was $113.561,610, and4he cost
of collection $3,527,984. The toial receipts
were $2,462,984 greater than for the previous
year, and yet the cost of collection was
$728,454 less in 1879 than in 1878. The aver
age cost of collection throughout the States
was a trifle over three per cent. The eleven
States which seceded paid last year $11,627,
080 of internal revenue, and the cost of col
lection was $753,621, about 6£ per cent., or
more than twice the average cost for the
whole country.
Signs of Tilden's literary bureau are dis
covered here as well as in New York. The
old man is determined to prove, if possible,
that he is not trying to obtain the nomination
and that bar'l is supposed to be handsomely
tapped already.
The gossips have concluded that though
Senator Ingalls may get "scotched" by the
investigation into his election, he will escape
the consequences.
The Post OfficS Department is determined
to make the war on the lotteries effective, so
far as to prevent the use of the mails to fur
ther their schemes. In addition to forbidding
the transmission of letters addressed to lot
tery companies, or to agents designated as
such, the question is now under consideration
of including in unmailable matter letters ad
dressed to those persons or firms who adver
tise themselves as dealers in lottery tickets.
It is seen that the latter must be put under
the ban to make the effort a success to keep
lottery matters out of the.mails.
Months ago 1 wrote about the efforts of
the Commissioner of Agriculture to promote
the production of sugar in this country suffi
ciently to supply its own wants. He has not
ceased in his efforts and claims partial suc
cess. An expert sent to examine the culture
of the beet root and its manufacture into su
gar as practiced in several places in this
country, has returned, and reports the exper
iments to be promising. Maine seems best
adapted|for this work, and in that State ad
mirable progress has been made. About
1,250 acres of root have been grown this
year, and it is expected that the refined sugar
can be manufactured at between six and sev
en cents a pound. A safe outside estimate,
it is said, gives the cost of production and
manufacture at $10 a ton of the roots, from
which 160 pounds of sugar can be made.
Massachusetts has raised this year about 300
acres of sugar beet, and there are beside
patches in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylva
nia, New York, and other States. This may
turn out to be one of the most important
subjects ever investigated by the Agricultural
Department. PHIL.
Blank Books« Binding; Work, Etc.
From this time forward the Herald will
keep in stock of our own manufacture, the
largest sizes of Blank Books, such as from 6
to 14 quire ledgers, cash books, journals, day
books, records, etc. Also different sizes of
Manilla paper blotters, from 200 to 500 pages,
which we can sell as cheap as they can be
bought elsewhere, and warranted to be better
than Eastern work. Blank books of all
descriptions made to order and job binding
done in elegant designs and at moderate
Nasby, writing from Confederate X Roads,
jubilates as follows: "With Tilden's barl in
the North and the shotgun in the South, we
kin elect the next President."
Broadway DRY GOODS Emporium

New and Choice Lines of Fall and
This stock is unexcelled in variety, and
presents Novelties in all classes of goods.
The prices are LOWER than can be tound
Particular attention is called to the new
which for beauty, elegance or richness ex
ceeds anything heretofore offered, and par
ties desiring to purchase something NEW
and FRESH in a Fall or Winter Wrapping ;
should not fail to examine the stock.
Rucking;«, Ties,
Ribbons, Laces,
Hosiery, Gloves,
New Style Buttons,
Silks, Velvets,
Fringes, fete.
Together with a fall line of
Bleached and Unbleached Sheetings,
New Prints, Flannels, Etc., Etc.
[J. E. B070E JE.


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