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THE OPELOI SAS .ÎOUK3VAL.
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
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,
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
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
State v«. Emanuel Brown, perjury,
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.»
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
0. H. Violet.— ....
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L. B. Lassiter
Simon Richard. - —
John Simms... ....
L. B. Lassiter.
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L. B. Lassiter ...
•Wiw i i B ttùdm e d t .»<vt>vvs.
John Sin^ms....... v ..-,...
L. B.Lassiter j
John Simms.... ].;
L. B. Lassiter
O. H. Violet
L. B. Lassitet
Simoft 4S ftldiaM
iO . JL Violât.
L. B. Lassiter
.... • 8
O. IL Violet.... i..
Simon Richard »...v;
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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.
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,
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"
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
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
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.
BT A WrFFERK*.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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natural meadow. It was not uncommon
for a stock raiser to possess from thir
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
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
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
8ïï5fi«5fflâ e .2ton«
tùe result WiU be again 1,78a.
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
. . 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
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
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
" 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
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
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
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 :
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
That so few people know beans.
That ono can never find any one in.
That so many people want to be Pres
That money continues to make the
That boys will smoke and chew and
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
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
Ihat nearly every English author
should think fie can come here and play
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.