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THE OPELOI SAS .ÎOUK3VAL. oreLoMÖf^^ LOCAL ITEMS. Munzesheimer has oar thanks for a New Year's present, in the shape of a bottle of old cognac brandy. He has mere of the saine kind on hand, and many otliergood things to eat and drink, at the lowest rates. Jndge John J. Morgan, of our District f'ourt, adjourned his court the day be fore Christmas, until after the holidays; and very early the morning before New Year's day he slipped up to the Catholic church and got married. We wish him and his bride many, ina%v such happy New Year's days as this last. Serious Accident .—Young George Pulford, aged fifteen or sixteen, sou of our esteemed townsman of the same name, had the misfortune on Christmas day to shoot himself through the palm of the right hand with a small four bar reled Monte-Christ« pistol. One bone was broken and another shattered, but luckily none of the tendons were cut— which woaldhave stiffened his hand for life. As it is, he will most probably be able to use it as wéll as ever after it has sealed. Justice Knox'Court .—The follow >>g criminal cases were disposed of up to Wednesday evening last : .State vs. Jim Brooks, larceny, sent be fore District Court under a bond of $100. State vs. William Richard, larceny, sent before District Court under a bond of SM».' ♦ '*« State vs. Gay Harris et al., larceny, dismissed. State vs. Lyska', larceny, sent before District Court under a bond of $100. State vs. Frank Smith, carrying con cealed weapons, sent before District Court nuder a bond of $100. J cstice V kazie's Court .-—Since last report the following criminal cases have been before Justice Veazie: State vs. Julien Daniel, assault with iutent to murder, sent before District Court. State vs. Jos. Carrière, assault with iatoat to kill, «eut before District Court, linder bond. t , State vs. Wm. A. Fleitas, threatening to kill, sent before District Court, un der bond. State v«. Emanuel Brown, perjury, pending. State vs. Adam Tatôni et als., lying in wait to murder, pending. State vs. John Lee et als., lying 'B wait to murder, pending. Stete vs. Mrs. Eugene LeBœuf et als.» larceny, pending. State vs. Rev. 0. L. Bré, threatening to kill, pending. The Election .—There were four candidates in flhè fichï, foV the Legis lature, to fill the vaeaney caused by the death of Hon. B. R. Gantt, at the elec tion last Monday. Three of diem were white, and one colored. Tire colored one was elected. Only 733 votes were polled in all; and considerably over seven thousand voters have been regis tered in this parish since the recon struction law was passed. There were ten polling places, and the following shows the vote at eaek place : . t Opelousas — votes 0. H., Violet 13 L. B.Lassiter 80 Simon Richord.. 86 John Simms IllJ..' Ü...248 Scattering 3 Total WASftllNOTQK— 0. H. Violet.— .... L.B. Lassifer..: Simon Richard John Sfmms Seâttering . !i»<, «tU Total Grand Coteau— O. H.Violet L. B. Lassiter Simon Richard. - — John Simms... .... Scattering Total Bayou Chicot— 0. H.Violet L. B. Lassiter. Simon Richard John Simms Scattering— ...380 g ... 9 ...176 ... 3 f .* »Ä Otpl»»«« Mam-et Woods— O.H. Violet L. B. Lassiter ... Simon Richard John Simms....— Scattering.... .190 . 1 . 4 . 8 . 7 . 1 . 31 . 0 . 8 . 0 . 5 . 0 • Ü . 1 . 3 . 0 . 26 . 0 Total Viôlet Lassiter.. —*,... •Wiw i i B ttùdm e d t .»<vt>vvs. w L. B. John Sin^ms....... v ..-,... Scattering — «« g 1 2 ë 9 0 "fötal « Nigoebeoot— O.H.Violet..... L. B.Lassiter j Simon Richard John Simms.... ].; Scattering 1 17. ■ 3 1 0 Total Lower Plaquemine— O.H. Violet L. B. Lassiter Simon Richard Scattering... Total O. H. Violet L. B. Lassitet Simoft 4S ftldiaM John Simms Scattering Total Mermento— iO . JL Violât. L. B. Lassiter Simon Richard John Simms*...,. Scattering .... 27 .... 0 .... 39 .... • 8 .... 0 .... 33 .... 0 .... o ■f/'. Total Recapitulation— O. IL Violet.... i.. L. B.Lassiter...» Simon Richard »...v; •• J wlmiiirtnmna»». ».. .«p, . « >,-«■»' * - Scattep^g. y T ,. ... vr ... 0» « 2 0 . 0 . 8 . 2t . 89 .114 g&g, . 7 Grand Total.. A Russian priest has been imprisoned •—: <• ■ -j—were for inventing a new religious «nier for erine which 1 __ - . heir hair shwt, selling the tresses thus obtained to his womenouly,on entering s novice had to have their hairsh»ra. and brother, who is a hairdresser. m OF THE OPELOUSAS JOURNAL, I®- January 1st, 1874. ^ ^ lieie the grey slopes of the East, redden before the Year's dawn, Half in the shades of the Past, half in the light nearly born, ^ ears are *—listen O hearts that are true, ^ P ro Phct tones of the Old, mix with the voices of the New. pgjOnly to day can they come, note whilst the old King's last sigh IUI Mixes with clamorous cry—" liaise the new Monarch on high ! jpfei And in tlie fierce Northern blast, voices cry—" long live the King?" " Show him the ills of the Past, show him what healing to bring." jgjj ^ ow & oes ^he world at its best ?—chequered with joy and bale, jgjfcg On the green glory of earth mingles alike smile and wail. kuglafld yon beautiful Isle, rich in its harvests and homes, i Strong in its cities and plains, strongest upon the sea foam, ! Moulding the minds of the world, lofty in statesman and sage, j She, even she, shrinks and pales at the mad rush of the Age. pf At its iconoclast touch, thrones fall to dust, and a roar ^ *' ie ma( ^ la *^' ons I )roc ' a ' m ? " Kings rule the people no more. 3 Yet coarsest hands crush the crown only to bend supple knee a| To some king-queller who bears sceptre as cruel as he ; I Whose ad leones at Rome, turned the Arena's white sand I Red with the life tide which flowed at the Dictator's command. j France, what of France f— see, she reels back and forth twixt the tribune and crown ; _____ Thrones are rotten, aud Kings !—well an Emperor cast her down, pfslf 80 f° r wicked sake she must hate the royal thing. SÜ1 But iu a11 her bate there lingers a sharp, regretful sting At the loss of the glitter of courts, the fetes, the jewels, the glare. : Republics are bare of grace and sombre the robes they wear, I And so we think the mirth-loving race will take the gewgaw again ! And try the splendor of thrones, in spite of their hidden pain. Germany sings her songs, and the hearts of her people rejoice, I As Luther's grand old hymn swells up in a nation's voice . "Unser Gott," hath given the battle, and the old Teutonic soul j Which fought in the Viking at sea, and in Hermann the bold by land j Chauted with bard in hall the songs of the Fatherland, j Grows strong as iu loving clasp they bind the brotherly band. I Italy April-faced, smiling and weeping by turns, I Cut from the drift of the Past, with hardest lessons to learn, ; Clings to some old time legend which crumbles beneath her feet, ; But though her chains are dear, Freedom is still more sweet. I Spain !—Ah God, wherever that pitiless flag shall wave, Its folds bieathc out a story of wrongs which make men rave ; I Pride an( l anguish, and murder have weighted its cross of shame, Until the wide world clamors, " woe to the Spanish name." Mourn, for its victims mourn, . who are lyinjr, Wltti the 1 ropic bloom and breeze, o'er them sighing ; The splendor of the Island sun » . Lights blood stained graves where, one by one, Lie the men whose crown w&s won thus in dying. Mourn for him, the noblest one, m , , knightly hearted, I ender m his love and care, TT but undaunted, fioldiug life, like leaf on gale, Holding Trust in Honor's mail, Praying ruth till life breath failed, prayer not granted. Ruth for others, not himself, all endeavor Spent to save the lives of those who had never Joined that band of stately men, Who through morass and through fen, Shouted Cuba libre" in den^ " * Cuba free forever! And lie marched to doom and death through the legions, Bowed beneath the " stars and stripes" in allegiance. Ah, that flag is weak to right, But the brave and Christian Knight Smiling passed beyond our sight to blessed regions. Louisiana, mourn his fate, sad and cheerless, < ■ Let the name of Fry be told 'mongstthe fearless, Brave, and true, and tender soul ; Whilst the southern seasons roll Southern men thy name will hold thou the peerless. : . Now what shall we say of this our own little corner of earth, ^Weighted by failure of crops, taxes, and trouble and dearth, ; Naught but that God is good, Jjandry's soil of the best, And He always helps the man wl|p will delve and sow with zest, Help him who helps himself, the Granges arise in their might And labor's Brotherhood must crown the struggling Right. I too have labored, my friends, borne to your door through the year I News from all parts of the world, bitter or pleasant to hear ; Give me some memorial sign ! gladden your Carrier's heart, Health, peace, and happiness friends, and may all good be your part. A Lesson for the Farmers .—There is a word of truth and sensible advice in the following from tho Beacon, pub lished at Macon, one of the richest cot ton sections of Mississippi: " The pressure in the money market is indicated in a significant manner by the miscellaneous lots of produce which our planters are bringing to market to öike the place of their short receipts from their ceteon crop. Every avail able article of consumption, articles heretofore unthought of and u»cared for, are offered for sale daily on oär street. Beef, poultry, goobers, pump kin«, venison, everything laying loose or tied up about a plantation, are free ly ottered, and the prospect is that if more attention is not paid to the culti vation of these miscellaneous products hereafter, the supply will be exhausted this season. Our farmers have a lessoft before them. Our planters are now decimating their stoek aud depriving themselves of many things to raise à little money to meet the exigencies of the times." When Franklin, printer and states man, wished to marry, his wife's mother objected to the marriage becan«? there then two presses ui America, and she thought there was not room l'or a third. It is little over 100 years since, and there are now some 10,000 printing oUkeain this country alone. Chilly Rhymes. BT A WrFFERK*. Ague chilli*, W r hat a state of direful misery and ills 1 How they shiver, shiver, shiver, In this miasmatic land ! Xovr all along the river Poor frames shake and quiver, Till, oh, what a Higlit ! «rowing thin, thin, thin, And not vro. tîi a pin ; • Sure this racking pain must kill Which eomes with the chill, Chill, chill, chill. With the sliaking and the shivering of the chill. Auna Dickinson gushingly writes as Mlows oftfre pîcasttfes o? 'a fcatKTffie took in Idaho: î ; ; - "You may laugh as much m you please, and say I have no business to gush at my age ; but girls, the delight that 3 y tenderest clasp. I've tried both, I know." of a bath in that Idoho water is veiy like the rapture you find in your lover» It is too much to say-of the Idaho wa ters, after this, that they are a balm 1 Go West, young lady, go West. An imaginative Irishman gav« utter ance to this lamentation : " F returned to the halls of my fathers by night, and found them in ruins! I cried aloud, 'My fathers! where are they?' And echo answered, 'Is that you Patrick McCarthy ... One of the most curious of the numer ous sects which have sprung into exist ence in Russia during the last few years was that, composed exclusively of fe males and named after its founder and teacher, Father Seraphinns, the Sera phinovski, which originated in the town of Parchov. Their creed was implicit belief in their reverend leader; their practice consisted in cutting off the hair. Women were converted in crowds, and soon there would have been little or no long hair left in Parchov, when the po lice were moved to inquire into the sub ject. They'discovered that Father Se raphinushad a brother who dealt in coif fures, and that monk and barber united to driva a very pretty trade in the tress es sacrificed by the devotees. The Se raphic doctor now lies in prison, with leisure to meditate on the disadvantages of combining religion and business. That charity is bad which takes from inde; ne A UCHI VMN1VJ JO WBU T» USVU lU/Ui dependence its proper pride, from endicity its salntaiy shame. Flattery is like a flail, which, if u«t adroitly used, will box your own ears instead of tickling those of the corn. Wit and work are the two wheels of the world's clariot: they need to be »ad tacb fisea fast. L Emigration to Louisiana. Scribner's Monthly for December has another article on the Great South : Old and New Louisiana. The following is an extract: " There is not a parish in Louisiana which does not offer powerful induce ments to immigration ; not one which will not most bitterly need it if the près ent perturbed political condition cou tinues, for it is driving the original in-1 habitants from their homes. (Jloselv following upon the bloodshed in Grant parish, came a hurried, voluminous em lgration to Texas on the part of citi-1 zens of the parish. They Hocked into the new Edeu in the greatest terror, and seemed determined to leave their homes behind them forever. But the troubles must some day have an end, while there is no end save iu the final disruption of the world to the fairy fairy. beauty and fertility of the bayou lands and the vast plains covered with lux uriant vegetation. The parishes bor dering ou the Red River are especially adapted to the staples, sugar, cotton, wheat, corn, rye, and oats, aud are ac cessible at all seasons of the year, the largest tow are situated iu them. Shreveport, on the west bank of the river, is likelv to be the second city in the State, ft is now the center of emigration into eas tern and northern Texas, and a line of railway to it from Vicksburg is project ed, which will give it increased com mercial importance. In the parishes which comprise south-western Louisi ana, there are more than three millions of acres of land of almost inexhaustible fertility. The forest« are composed of y. oak, ash, locust pine, gum, maple, cy press, elm, willow, hickory, pecan, per simmon, dogwood, mulberry, and mag nolia trees. The giant cypresses on the lakes and bayous are numerous enough to last for a century, though some of their number be constantly taken away. Employment to hundreds of mills and thousands of workmen could readily be furnished. The lumber could easily be floated down the innumerable bayous and along the abundant lakes to mar ket. By the borders of the great deso late sea-marshes of St. Mary and Iberia, runs a grand belt of timber from one to two miles wide. A western editor once said that if the Teche lands of Louisiana were in Illinois, they would bring from three hundred to live hun dred dollars per acre. And they could be made worth that sum in their pres ent situation in five years from this writing by the introduction of intelli gent and laborious emigrants, and by the amplification of the State's railwa'v system. The "Attakapas" region, as the five parishes or counties of St. Mary, Iberia, Vermillion, St. Martin, and La fayette were originally called, from the name of a tribe of Indians, is certainly seductive enough to tempt the most fastideous of emigrants. The cattle-grazing regions are as ex tensive as remarkable. There are sev en^ great prairies, respectively named Grand Choiseuil, Attakapas, Opelousas, Grand Prairie, Prairie Mamon, Calcas ieu, and Aubine, all covered with rich pasturage. Thousands of cattle roam over these prairies; the populations are pastoral and uncultivated to a certain extent. There are Frenchmen and wo men among them who are remote from any active participation in the politics of the State or the country at large, as if they were in France. In the Marshes even cattle and horses subsist, and graze the year round upon a treacherous surface, which a horse bread on solider ground will instantly sink and flounder in. I am not willing to vouch for the Louisiana statement that these marsh bred cattle and horses are web-footed, but such is the affirmation ; and one in formant assures me that a proper sys tem of transportation from the marshes to New Orleans would develop this now almost useless section immensely. Thousands of cattle might be turned in to grow fat and abide the time when their owners should seek them for the New Orleans market. They would not even need a cowherd's care. All the prairies in Western Louisiana are pe rennially green; and upon them were once located the largest vacheries in the United States— vacheries whose owners sometimes branded five thousand calves apiece yearly. Sheep by thousands were also raised, but both these impor tant industries seem to have largely fallen off since the war. The French paid great attention to the cattle and sheep husbandry in this section of Lou isiana early in the last century, aud it lias been estimated by a competent au thority that, allowing one animal to be produced to every live acres, more than two hundred and twenty thousand cattle could annually be reared and transported from one single prairie— that of Opelousas—a vast expanse of • * *■ 1 natural meadow. It was not uncommon for a stock raiser to possess from thir S y to forty thousand head of cattlo, and he stock raisers of one parish in that section owned, twenty-five years before the war, one hundred thousand cattle and thirty thousand horses. There is no good reason why Louisiana should not be known in future as an extensive a cattle-raising State as her neighbor, Texas. She has nothing to fear from the dangers incurred by proximity to a foreign frontier, and there are iio In dians to manifest their unconquerable love for the illicit acquisition of horse flesh. Bnt when you wish once again to find the lost gate of Eden, when you wish to gain the promised land, when you wish to see in this rude, practical America of ours an "earthly paradise," where life is good because of the deliciousin vesting of it by Nature with everything that is fairest ; when you wish to see planta tions at the height of culture, lawns as fragrant, as clean-shaven, as nobly shad ed by graceful trees, as any sovereign's —then seek the Teche country. It Is the pearl of Louisiana; it is the perfec tion of the South. Multiplying by Five .—Figures are extraordinary instrumentalities ia the service of mathematicians. With them they measure the dimensions of distant worlds moving swiftly on their orbits, and even calculate the weight and den sity of a planet with a slate and pencil. So accurate are those calculations that were it possible to place Jupiter in a pair of scales, they would verify their statements. Any number of figures multiplied by five will give the same result if divided by two. But- remember to add a cipher to the answer when there is no remain der; and when there is, whatever it may be, annex five to the answer. Multiply 464 by five, and the answer will be 3,320. Divide it by two, and there will be 332. There being no re mainder, now add a cipher, And next 357, and multiply by five. The answer will be 1,785. By dividing the first sum by two, there is 178 and a remainder. The science of figures is an unex-1 plored domain. Mr. Babbago's calculat ing machine indicated regions the inventor could not com] Laplace, Sir Isaac Newton and Levener eould not reach what they believed attainable by figures in coming ages of scientific research. 8ïï5fi«5fflâ e .2ton« tùe result WiU be again 1,78a. «lnnlnt i wTrSh If many professing christians should speak out the tilings they really feel, instead of the smooth prayers which they do pray, they would say when they go home at night, " O Lord, 1 met a poor wretch of yours to day—a miser able, unwashed' brat—and 1 gave him sixpence, and I have been sorry for it •ver since.'' Southern Farming. . . fP 101 " tbe^outhw estera.) Agriculture in the South has been a ,lailu . re ; A most prolific soil, in a semi tropical climate, has been maltreated b -T, 9lovenl y «nd imperfect cultivation fl1 ! not °! ie 111 tel1 of our plantations, l >n l l V e!y 1,1 extent though they may be, } t a revenue to the owners or lessee, A 1:l J'« e Proportion of them are so in cumbered with debt that redemption, P. l '' îSeflf or iuture,_has ceased to be con slt J ere " » possibility. imperfect cultivation is one of the V h,et ca ' l8es ot t". 1 « condition of afthirs. f costs less to raise two bales of cotton or tiir ? e !l0 ^' ,eiul ' s of sugar upon one acre t, u upon two. Seed maybe sown upon large areas, but unless the soil has " een properly prepared before seeding a , e P'. au ^ thoroughly and intelli gently cultivated to maturity, the har vest will be meagre. " A little farm well tilled" always produces satisfactory returns, while a rambling and diluted system, or lack of system entails upon the planter only disappointment, dis couragement and often ruin. We have been too much accustom than Massachusetts or Pennsylvania can with them, argues nothing. Did we bestow upon our lauds the care and attention which educated industry de mands, the result of such labor would be on the paying side of the account. On every farm, large or small, the î. en f . or composting fertilizers can be nn , ,, 1U abundance, and if they are ctt - v , collected and understanding^ P re P al ' e( J> instead of being wasted, as is a »« 0 8talways the case, a largely increas ed production is sure to reward the In bor. The desire to ape the ante bellum style of cultivation whereby an amount of labor is expended upon one hundred acres which wouldpay a handsome profit it concentrated upon ten, results in nothing but disaster. The planter who guages his own and neighbor's respec tability by the number of acres planted regardless of the style of cultivation, will find no balance in his factor's hands to support the dignity he assumes and sooner or later his lack of wisdom will become apparent to every one. No farmer should attempt to culti vate more than he can personally su perintend. The management of a plan tation should not be entrusted to a paid overseer, often an ignorant and unskill ful one. Satisfied with their own scanty knowledge, they consider it impossible tor any one to teach them anything and insulting to attempt it. Agricultural chemistry and treatises on agricultural science are literally "sealed books" to this class. Thrv sneer at such things as book farming' which cannot be played on them. They are, in their own opin ions, too smart for any such thing, and the idea: that they could enlarge their knowledge by a study of such works seems to them to be preposterous, tin der such management the soil deterior ates and the planter's pockets become empty, yet such has been the rule all over the South for generations, and the result is painfully apparent in the pov erty and bankruptcy of the larger por tion of our agriculturists. The old adage that " He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must, either liol «l or drive " is as true to-day as ever, and any man who expects to successfully cultivate his domain, without giving his personal and undivided attention thereto, will be sorely disappointed. We wish to im press upon the mind of every farmer the truth of the. above adage. In every place, and at all hours, the master's eye should see and his will direct the mi n utest details of his plantation work. If you have so much land that you can not do this, you may be sure that you have too much, and the sooner you sell or give away the surplus portion the soon er you will rid yourself of a useless and expensive burden. Plant only as many acres as you can thoroughly cultivate and the results will be satisfactory. Another, and perhaps, the great cause of ill-success in farming operations in the South is the persistent and unwise planting of a singl« crop—one that will feed neither man nor beast. Seed time and harvest are promised us, but some times single crops fail. All cotton, all cane or all rice, is the rule, and if, from any cause, these crops are failures, star vation is only avoided by contracting an evil scarcely less fearful—debt. Corn, pork and hay are the prime necessities of every farmer and they can be cheap ly produced upon any plantation, large orsmall. Yet nearly everybody depends upon the West and North tofurnisn the supply, to pay for which often absorbs l ie c . re >' ( ; arl y receipts, leaving the P ■ !; e r nothing for himself but disap P°iutmeut and debt. ^«ow, all this can be avoided and a curtailment ot expenses made at the same time. The farmer can and should make himself independent of his mer chant instead of being his slave as is of ten the case. Debt can be avoided with all its annoying accompaniments, and peace, plenty and happiness secured. How can this be done ? will be asked by every one. We answer, by sim producing upon your own land and witS your own labor what you now purchase from the commission merchant. Raise your own corn—plenty of it. Yonr own pork—cut your own hay—raise your own potatoes and garden truck instead of depending upon the markets for them. A small portion of land will sulfice for this. It is astonishing how much a sin gle acre will produce when well culti vated. When you have provided food for the mouths you must feed, then, and then only, you may plant for profit. Be it cane, cotton, rice, or any other crop, plant only what you can thoroughly cul tivate without asking credit. You will quickly find that you are on the sure road to prosperity. You will not re gret the total absence of those vexations and humiliations which debt entails. You will be astonished at the easy suc cess which rewards your labors. True, you may not be able to boast that you have made so many hundred bales of cotton or so many thousand pounds of sug^r, but you can boast that you have in your pocket the entire proceeds of what you did raise and jbu will also have the satisfaction of knowing that no unsettled balance to your debit is re corded on your factor's ledger. r luiumg, luieuigcnu anu enterprising farming, will pay, and handsomely too. There is a self-reliant independence pertaining to the profession which all others lack. The farmer only depends upon himself and the blessings of God. 1 he price of gold, the rates of exchange, the suspension of banks aud the num berless fluctuations of markets affect him only indirectly to an inconsiderable extent. All labor is honorable, and farm labor is emphatically so. He who is ashamed to own that he cultivates the soil is a disgrace to himself and the mother who bore him. Upon this profession all We h'ive wrim-n rlHcVrt;7.i^~fv.,. <• - • . article loi small "l&t tbtt all ot j, ers wou i<i soou cease ty exist. , We 1,ave written this article for 8 ,luui ^'«ersin particular,andmoreespecially l°r those who have but lately owned the land they cultivate. The old time plan ter, " experienced" he declares himself, will not read a newspaper article upon the subject. He cannot bo taught, in his opinion, by anybody, and it is there fore useless to make the attempt. It is, however, of the utmost importance to the country that the system of planting so long practiced be at once abandoned and the newly installed landholder should be sure to avoid the errors of his predecessors. We hope every reader of the Advocate who owns the soil he lives on, will act upon the theory here indicated, ospe cially as this is the time to plan the ope rations for the coming year. In some future number we shall further discuss this subject, and we invite an expression of opinion upon the correctness of the ideas we have advanced. We shall also be glad to correspond with any of our readers who feel interested to acquire and impart useful knowledge. B. Tlie November Elections. GENERAL SüMMART OF THE RESULT. The following is a carefully compiled summary of the returns from the recent State elections, as far as could be ascer tained on Nov. 13 : ARKANSAS. Our advices from Little Rock are that, with the changes occasioned by the re cent election, the Legislature will stand about as follows: Senate, Republicans 10 Democrats 10. House, Democrats 4'J, Republicans 33. Democratic majority ou joint ballot 10. ILLINOIS. The Chicago Tribune says that official returns from sixty-four counties of Illinois give a total of 180,600 votes cast. Estimates for the other thirty-eight counties (including Cook), swell the to tal to 3,00,000. No State officers were elected. KANSAS. Returns from Kansas up to the 11th received by the Topeka Commonwealth give the following as the complexion of the new Legislature : Senate, 2 Repub lican, 5 Farmers, 1 Democrat; House, 42 Republicans, 33 Farmers, 19 Inde pendents, 2 Democrats. This gives a Republican majority of 8 on the joint ballot, but three districts remain to be heard from and may reduce this majority slightly. NEW JERSEY The election was for one-third of tho members of the State Senate, two-thirds holding over, andafull Assembly. Tho Senate of this State last year was com posed of 14 Administration Republicans and 7 Liberals. This year there will be 14 Republican» and 7 Democrat«, the Republicans having gained a Senator in Hunterdon coi nty and lost one in Hud son county. The Assembly of 1872-3 was composed of 44 Administration Re publicans, 15 Liberals and one Inde pendent Democrat supported by the Re publicans. The next House will con tain 32 Republicans, 7 Democrats and 1 Independent Democrat, giving the Re Çublicans a majority on joint ballot of 11. 'he Democrats have gained two assem blymen each iu Essex, Hudson and Pas siac counties, and one each in Bergen, Camden, Cumberland, Mercer and Ocean counties. The Republicans also gain one assemblyman in Middlesex county. NEW YORK. In New Y ork City the Tammany coun - ty and judiciary tickets and most of the assemblymen were returned by good majorities varying according to the per sonal popularity of the candidates. Wil lers, the candidate for Secretary of State, received 31,981 majority. In the wholo State the majorities by counties give as far as received a total Democratic ma jority of 10,984. The Legislature it is be lieved will stand about asfollows: Sen ate—7 Republicans and 1 Democrat, Assembly—72 Republicans, 55 Democrats and 1 Independent. MARYLAND. Unofficial returns from all the coun ties have been received, and it is thought will not vary much from official figures. They make the majority of Woolford, Democratic candidate for Comptroller, 19,355 over Henry H. Goldsborough, the Republican candidate Woolford's ma jority in 1871 was 15,135. Unofficial re turns for legislative candidates from all counties in the State except one indicate that the Legislature will stand about as follows: Senate, 23 Democrats and 3 Republicans. House, 62 Democrats and 22 Republicans. Democratic majority on joint ballot 60. MASSACHUSETTS. It is difficult to get any detailed infor mation from this State, and until the official returns are promulgated it is not, likely anything more than was indicated by the first returns will be known. In Boston, Gaston, the Democratic candi date for Governor, received 1,349 plur ality, a gain of nearly 7,000 from last year. Besides this, Boston sends 1 Democrat and two Independents to the Senate, and 10 Democrats against 8 last year to the Assembly. The strength of the Opposition in the Legislature has been largely increased. Returns from 311 towns, leaving 30 still to hear from, gave the following figures : Washburn, 69,426; Glaston, 7,530; scattering, 426. MINNESOTA. So far as the complexion of the Leg islature is known, it will stand about as follows: Senate, 27 Republicans, 13 Democrats ; House, 55 Republicans, 49 Democrats. Republican majority on joint ballot 20. Last year the Senate stood 11 Democrats and 30 Republicans, and the House 25 Democrats to 81 Re publicans a Republican majority on joint ballot of 75, which hasbeeii reduced to 20. virginia. The Richmond Enquirer of the 9th published returns from all but sixteen counties, giving the following result: Kemper, 109,633; Hughes, 91,104; ma jority for Kemper, 18,529. wisconsin. Official returns come in slowly aud tho latest advices make Taylor, the Refor mers' candidate, ahead at least 14,000. The State Senate will stand 16 Refor mers and 17 Republicans, and tie Assem 60 Reformers to 40 Repub bly about licans. Uuhappy Thoughts. That so few people know beans. That ono can never find any one in. That so many people want to be Pres ident. That money continues to make the mayors go. That boys will smoke and chew and chuck dies. That men of small caliber should bo such great bores. That we should have panics in the season of pic nics. r I hat, as a rule, the more a man reads the less he knows. 'I hat it is so easy for a man to make a donkey of himself. That there should be so many rats about and so few cats. That young poets should feci it their duty to be melancholy. 1 hat there is no process by which you can make two and two five. That men will drink gin cocktail when they can get ginger-cocktail. That " Old Prob," can't furnish us all with kind of weather we wish. That there should be so much think ing in the world aud so few thoughts. That men should be born free and ecpial and wotnen neither equal nor free. That onr " gentlemanly hotel clerks" will not be satisfied with dollar iewelry. That there shouldn't be smokiiig-pews in church as well as sleeping-pews. That there should be so many more lunatics ont of the asylums than in them. That husbands—the horrid creatures—^ will read the newspapers at breakfast. That people should drink to keep themselves up : when it only keeps them down. That, humanly speaking, there should be more early birds than early worms That young girls will part their hair on the side and young men in the mid dle. Ihat nearly every English author should think fie can come here and play the Dickens. That among men black should be con sidered worse than white, seeing that neither of them is a color. That little wretches should be saying to you every hour. " shine sir ?" when you don't feel likefehining at all.