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"V 7y w.'n attempts to haul doicn the American Flag, shoot him on the spot." John A. Dix,
PLATTSMOUTII, X. T., WEDNESDAY, JULY II. LSGO.
DAILY AND WEEKLY
WEEKLY KYF.P.Y V"tDNE;IAT
II. 1 HATHAWAY,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
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Tern: VTeekly, 2.50 por annurn;
Di'.Iy, 1 f or month.
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A'iTOUMA' AT LAW
f olicitcr ia Chancery.
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Pi.attsmoi th, N. T.,
A vi.t f r JOS. CUTZERIM &. CO.,i'J
fniM.U i r ini.tiy all i "inl ii.iin . n iiiinm.il. and
m' kiii l nf Marli-j RiiiWi, ou sLort .it.o- an. I rean
vi.1.. :e prices. mavll), wHm.
3ST E TV
The subscriber having purchased the
r.ei Storo on 21 street, lately occupied
Sarpv and others, would respectfully
inform the citizens of I'latuniouth nno"
Vic'.cilv tlirvt ho has r. fitted the store and
Cp -ned a large nrel full stock of Jewelry
an 1 I'.....-... 3 vt I r.a f.n Ti.linj (.-Tta I
fhildren.'and the rest of mankind, and
n prepared to do nil kinds of u ateti,
(T.ick and Jwclrv Repairing in the best
l nr.ner, and would be barnv to serve his
old and as many new customers as m iy
cive him their patronage, assuring them
of their work well done a moderate pri
ces, and on short time. The stock, cm
bracing every variety of goods usually
k?pt at a first class Jewelry S'.ore, will
be sold at low prices and warranted cf
the bst workmanship and material. He
has a'sj a small stocl: cf Family Groce
ries, which will bo replenished from time
t'i time, and sold at tlie lowest figures.
H iving prrmanently located in this city,
I respectfully solicit a share of patron
se, und cordially invite all to call and
examine the stock on hand, a? we would
be pleased to serve you, and do not ask
you to buy unless we can make it for
yoar interest to patronize us.
F. II. EATON.
Plattsmouth, Dec. 27th, loo. tf
0:t(;AMZAT!O.V OK STATE
We have nothing authentic from
Omaha, farther than that the LegUla
turd had organized with Union major,
i'ies of four in the House, and two ia
the Senate, on the morning of the 5th.
The following are the officers elect:
Senate. President, Frank Welsh,
of Burt county ; Chief Clerk, C. E.
Yost, of Dowlas; Ass't Clerk, E. K.
Valentinf, of Douglas; Sergeanl-at-Arm,
V. E. Majors, of Nemaha;
D jorkeeper, P. Judson, cf Douglas;
Clin lain, W. A. Presson, of Johnson.
H ;i'$n. Speaker, W. A. Pollock.
i'!" of Nemaha county; Chief Clerk, J.
II. B:own, of Cass ; Ass't Clerk, J.
J.;'; T. Davii, of Washington; Sergeant
sj.oo j at-Arui?, F. M. Dorrintrton, of Cu-s;
I .hnn am. V . A. I'r(i-n. of .1 nnr.oi
It is reported that oing to a tag a!
tniitnka tho Cass eount5' contest cannot
le brought up in the House. The tes
timony taken before Messrs. Moore
and Chapm.in. nt this place, applying
only to the Senators and not to the
It is reported th;U the Dcinocracy
''ession once mere, and that, in the
I event cf thir not obtaining spats for
their defeated candidates from this
county, t'iey intend to 'socssh.' This
does not sui prUe us one particle their
procliriiies have l;3 n that way all
rtlori. We wonder wlio the puny im
itators of Jefferson Dtvis, Floyd nnd
others of that ilk are? Poor fellow?,
they'll find it hard to immortalize them
selves that way.
T!ie following, fro;n the Columbus
Golden 'igr., is from the pen of Dr.
Adonis. Nebraska mut cortain'y feed
proud ;f ti;e poetic inihiences of the
"Valley where the Cottcnwood grows."
Another g'-ni'-M. is being li'ted from
j this miserable rmxidane ephere al
j though his confession that he got pretty
! near hVi! would h-ad u to imagine he
! v.-as what the chivalry rn 'he o(hr f-ide
iff Mason n:.d Dixon's line call "low
j .vn.' We nro proud to learn tL:U
Va!lry where tho Cotton wocd
i irrowshas thvatvl him so near paradise.
I Ltt r, atid don't fa;it :
j ' Ati 1 t'.R r' vrrs o f t;. I linit criir.-n li.e p ut,
j Ai.J ll.'e c.i3 or l.'i V.i-.ii i:';1.' itirjoi'ii
I As n i.-in- I fiit Willi in v yuji.
j !'l w -I il iim n..! -iirit '; ) .-it w.tli '. ni": '. .y",
I l'f th l u 1 tli-r v.- .i-.i-n tliey currie'i to h ll,
i As m u.-i i-i; I -at w.ili my ui.l. 4
i -Th" .ti!irf "i.l t!n! -entif-il, the Foml nnt tlic Iruo.
Lh- iiuuxi- 'l nUil ll'V liui so ii .ii: lo VifW,
A miKiiii I ;; wild i.iy soul.
Tint I sliu'l lrii! and M.irM at tbc ifliastly hipht.
While ill ieinoiiM I.iujIihiI in uiy fdci; i.t liiihl,
As inuii.f; 1 s.i Willi my tiuul "
Those ill-bred demons muU be kin
t.-i niir nwn fi r lit. Ion. IniinJiPfl. n rid
wiieii we tumeu our inuignant eyes
upon h:m we heard nun mutter tome-
, . , , , T
thing about Loiuiiilus L.ager.
' Then -atm, the .irch (lenil, from tho furnace ci me
Ami faiil, Sc -anirer, Oh strsngtr, liy will you
(As ni'j-ii .g I .it with my sua,)
'! not Oil-, my go."! lri u.l, your oi:tiol.ix lniiins
Is ui.l iliis. uiv jioo.l frii ui, your ortlioilox prtacii
As uiiisi.-.if I sut wi-.U ! y soul "
Old Nick se'-ms to have been on re
markal.'y intimate terms with this
"orthodox Poick." We advise tho
gifted gf r.iusto cut his acquaintance,
or he may find that he dreamed n
dream which may prove not all a dream.
Fortunately, however, the Toick re
ceives an invitation from a kind-hearted
angel, couched in the following, touch
ing words :
'Oh, rbilil r.f the firsii ! Oil, ciiiU of the pirit.
I'elicve not that (lot wnulil iiiusii'ti.you to ll.i'.t.
l!ut com 1 up to n.-aven, aud th re you'll iuherit
Ul.o life ti nt we leu, ami lif iciV-4 oe te ll "
NYhether the company of His Majfs
ty of the Inferno, or that of the polite
angel was accepted, the ajthor does
net inform us, and we are consequandy
left in that tragic state of uneasiness,
which all qreat geniuses delight in
placing their readers.
Truly, the nectar of the Gods is no
where, now a-days, alongride of in
The Gazecile and AkJ of Denver,
j C. T., are having a dog in the manger
qtiarrtl over the prospects of the Pa
cific R. R. passing thereaways. Each
papr claiming the result as an achieve
ment cf il3 peculiar party. They had
better shake hands over their good luck
and let quarrelling alone, or old "mas
ter of the situation" Trill crawl in and
run ofT with the bone of contention be
fore it gets within four hundred mile;
of them. See if he don't.
BCT Mr. 1 Gaffney has thown its
a specimen of what appears to be a fine
quality of marble. It is found in large
quantities some fifty miles from here,
and if it proves to be what it is thought
to be, it is a good thing. Denver
THE I3IM.ICXL.ATE PARTY.
The convolutions of the genu cop
perhead having surpassed anything of
the kind heretofore known to natural
ists, on the occasion of the Omaha Re
publican nsirjg his snake weed s.witch
upon the specimen of that order at
Omaha, called the Herald, lately, that
very unfortunate reptile hissed out ihe
following piece of philosophic, giandi
loquent and superlative nonsense :
"It is said a large numbtr of votes
in Cass were proved to be illegal.
Convenient witnesses may have awori
to this. The parlies to such an infamy
may be glad to have. Mem at hand.
We do not envy them their ignoble oo
How very funny, to be sure. No
honest men anywhere except copper
heads. Every man in Cass who didn't
swear to suit "the reptile family is a
convenient witness and a party to an
infamy.' We shouldn't wonder if Enoch
and Ehsha should loose their traditional
Uurels and the tdiurs of the Omaha
Herald and Nebraska City Ar should
bft translated for their spotless purity.
There are some citizens in Nebraska
who think that if they had their deseits
they would at leat imitate Mahomed,
and be somewhere between here and
JIOHE AUOt'T itlOCM. ISI.CFI
The Omaha Herald is out again
nliout what it calls, for the "seventeenth
lime," "ibis high handed outrage.'
The pertinacious clinging of the de
funct Democracy to ihe fraudulent prac
tices of their party, in this instance,
reminds us a good deal of the manner
in ihv I-.nr.nr rn In Arilv .Tririn-
, . . ,r . t
sons coat tans .:, hopes- Mscawber ;
nke that something may turn up. ;
Hear lii.u : '
"TIim ifivesliga'ijn is not fnd.'d.
We ar-k honorable men of all parties
to second our demand for a full, fair
aad completj investigation of these
wrong. The iuv ir'.igatiju will yet be
ha J, and we promisM that the proof
wiH ho t!ear!u the minds t f all candid
men that democrats from Cass county
are the fairly elected representatives
c th? people."
Wait till Sambo votes, friei d Iltral i ;
p?rhap, as you have labi red long to
prove It: is not intelligent, you may be
abb; to bam boozle him, but you can't
rinLT any l.-ns. whacker vo.es on Cass.
J.1T"" The minute cf the Nebraska
Annual Conference show that there
are in ihe Territory twen'.y-ihn e Meth
odist ministers, occupying the towns
and settlements along the Missouri river
from the Kansas line to Decatur, and
westward to Wood river. The mem
berships gathered by these apostolic
laborers now number 1429, besides oG7
probationers, fcix cuurcnes and cignt i
, . . . , , i
churches and eia:ht i
parsonages have been buil", w.e total
value of which is S-33,3'jr. Thirty
one Sunday-Schools are reported, bav
in 226 officers and teachers and K3S3
Hon. P. W. Hitchcock. Perhaps
we Lave never had a delegate iii Cou
gress that labored less lo malte a polit
ical reputation for himself at home cr
more for the good of tho people he
represents, than Hon. P. W. Hitch -ck.
From persons who have recently re
turned from WaiLinmoa, we hear that
he inactively engaged in urging through j
measures for our bene.it, and like a
prudent man, has abstained from par
lyi.iii as much as possible, and pre
served ihe best of feeling with all the
members cf Congress with whom he
has come in contact. This gives him
more the character of a business man
than a politician, and he is consequently
free from the antipathies that operate
so strongly ajainn a political delegate,
and secures him the respect and confi
dence of all rarties. With this inudi
in his favor he wields an enviath; in
fluence iu Congressional circles, which
influence he uses judiciously in favor
of his constituents. The benefits and
favors already secured by Mr Hitch
cock have been considerable, and reilect
credit upon him at home, and he has a
number of other measures now untie r
way that will work greatly to the ad
vantage of Nebraska. He is active
and industrious and free from section
alism, so far. .YebrasJia Cify Press
The above well merited complimsnt
has our hearty indorsement. Mr. Hitch
cock has been indefatigable ii his
efforts to secure permanent and valu
able aid from Congress for our Terri
tory, nnd Las, in truth, accomplished
more for us than all the delegate we
ever had in Washington, together. It is
said that Republics are ungrateful ; but
we hope the hold Mr. Hitchcock has
secured upon ihe hearts of the people
of Nebraka may wax stronger and
deeper until he meets that reward at
their hands which he so richly merits.
Unobtrusive, honest, and energetic, his
steady, go-ahead, business habits have
won for him golden opinions among the
representative men cf the nation, as
well as amorcr his neighbors and fel
low citizens of Nebraska.
Tensions. The additional pension
act parsed ly Congress, approved on
the Gill inst , makes some important
chr.nges in the laws. The more mark
d of thesri is tutbudied in the full ow
ing from the f-rs-t section :
"That from and after the passage
of this act, ail persons by I;tw tntith d
to a less pension lhat hereinafter speci
fied, who while in the military or nav.il
service, and in the line of duty, shall
have lost sij;ht of both eyes, or who
ah-tll have lot both hands, or been
permanently arid totaliy disabled in the
fame, or otherwise so permanently and
totally disabled as to render them ut
terly helpless, or sa nearly so as to
require the constant personal aid and
attendance o'f another per.on, shall be
entitled to a pension of twenty five do!
urs per nmtidi ; .an.i a i persons wao,
under like tirctimiaueeg, shall have
lost both fec-t or ene hahtl and out' foot,
or been to Lilly and pesmanrntly dis
ai led in the sarn-.1, or oiherwis- so dis
abled as to b-- i::capacit it'd for per
forming any manual labor, but not so
niiieh as to require personal aid or atten
tion, shall be entitled to a pension of
twenty dollars ptr month; arid ;;1I per
sons who, under like cirtuimt.inces,
s'l.ili have lost o.ie tand or one foot,
or been totally and permanently dis
abled in the sain, or otherwise to dis
abled as to render tht ir inability to per
form manual labor tquivuh nt to a hand
or foot, shill be entitled to a pension
of fifteen dollars p-r month.
i i t i
Section 1.3 provides that inralid np-
p'icants n.av apply anv lime within
year3 di'H.harsre or Jtf.
ct.ase of thft party on ivhose account
tlie cla'm is made, and if a'hm-t d, still
draw pay from the date of di?charsre;
if fild after thre yeaas, then from
the date of filing the la'. piper in ca;e
of the party pro-vcuiing the game.
Suicide o? "on Ja:n; a ;i. "Lane.
(!ay nn-ioii'.ce t.he
startling fact thai Serator Lane of
Kansas shot hims -lf thro'.i:rh the head
on Sunday las', at.d thai he died yes
terday. Il will b'? remembered that
it w;b announced a few days since that
Mr. Lane was sick at St. Louis, and
his physicians did not think that he
would Le able to resume Lis seat in the
Senate during the present session. It
seems, however, that he recovered
sufficiently to vi.-it his State and put an
end lo his life in this sad manner.
We are not sure of Mr. Lane's imtivi
ty, but he resided a long time in
Southern Indiana; was a prominent
politician and did himself crec'it as an
ollicer in the Mexican war. What
ever weaknesses orfauhshe may have
had. ho was not a coward. He was
elected Lieutenant-Governor of In
diana on the Democratic ticket in
i . i i . i
t.Ti i r ni'iirivn.. in iit in i linn i i.
" ' "
1........ OA riflll ,...,1 "ill Tlflli j n r.ri.i.
He was an earnest advocate of the
"Nebraska Biii." which claimed to ex
tend to ihe people of the Territories
the privib.-ge of regulating their "do
mestic institutions" in their "own way,
subject only tJ ihe Constitution of the
United States." General Lane went
to Kansas in an early day to make his
hume there, and to assist in carrying
out the provisions of this Act. But he
was for ' free State, which was suffi
cient to have him excluded from the
Democratic communion of that day, as
it would be now. From .that time
forth Mr. Lane was found battling
against Border Ruffianism, and in favor
of the freedom of Kansas, until the
fact was accomplished. Since that
time his career is rather familiar to the
people of the West His life was as
eventful as his end has been melan
choly. He seemed rather erratic and
violent at limes, and as a consequence
had bi'ter enemies ps well as many
warm friends. Omaha Republican,
Under ihe amendment affect
ing representaiion.the iiumb?r of South
ern representatives will decline from
73 to 50, reckoning from the cen-us of
ISoO. The. number of colored males
over 21 years of age, to be excluded
fro.n the' basis of representation is
more than GOO.OOO. Tii voting pop
ulation of the South in 180 was sonif
thing more than one million and a
third. In two States. Mississippi and
South Carolina, (he blacks of proper
ase outnumber tho white voters by
. m n t
3" The following is the amount of
land entered in tlie Land Office of the
Nt-maha Land District in" Brownville
for the inbiith of May :
Ag. Col. Script,
Land Wan ants,
12.361 51 acres.
411 09 "
I'kipos ai.. The Omiih i RrpuLliran
says. "We !arn that Hon. John W.
Chapman, of this city, h'as contracted
a p irmeri-hip with one of the large.-t
mercantile establishments in Council
I3tuf f, and will remove to that city this
week to enter upon its duties. Mr. C.
has made a disinguihed mark in our
Terri'ory a? a man cf ability and sound
views, and as a citizen and gentleman
He ;s one among the men whom we
can ill afford to fpar arid his do-pirt-twre
will be deeply regretted amon?
us. As a r.ian for whom we entertain
deep esteem nod more than ur-ually
warm personal r ttachment, we feel his.
departure tiic?i keenly, ami shall ever
regret thnt in pursuance of his own
best in'eres'.s he has deemed it advis
aide to leave us. And while we shall
regret his absence as that of u much
esteemed fiiend, we shall be glad in
ihe assurance that our loss is his gain ;
and wish him the utiqost prosperity in
his new sphere of usefu'ness.
Mr. C. has an tnviabls reputation,
wiuthily earned, as an excellent busi
ness man, and we commend him to the
citizens of Council BluiTs as an honor
able tradesman, a iiv.lemaii whom
thev will learn to esteem and be proud
To all the above we say, Amen.
Jail Druvtny. A startling evi-
dtmue of ii..? total inefficiency of our I
jail for tlie safe keeping of prisoners
ivri- given last Tuesday night in the
esctpe of eight of ihem who were
con.ined in the cell on tins we.-t eide of
ihe biiildm. It was discovered be
tween J) and 10 o'clock of that night
this cell was emptied of all its inmates.
A dose inspection revealed the fact
thai they had removed a short plank in
theflooiing, and from this had "tun
nel d'.' under the foundation of the
cc-i.'.re walls of the building out into
the hail to which the doors of the rri-s-oner's
cells open, and which. Laving
ord a few loose boards laid down for
ik;t rs, from thence their escape to the
ou: r world was easy enough.
Tlie name of the prisoners who thus
escaped from this ct 11 are Joe. Donh
erty, (who shot policeman Welch,)
Kellog. Ward, Do!.-od, Perkins, Bar
ton i-uiiivan and Fiinn.
We could see no traces of the dirt
wl jell has been taken from the tunnel,
an l it seemed to us rather strange that
thi- was to. They must have found t a j
vety easy mailer to ilis-pose of all this
diit so thai no trace of it is left.
As soon a the escape of these par
ties was discovered, Sheriff Dclnne
started in pursuit, anil as we write,
(Thursday morning,) is stiil absent on
th-e hunt. No intelligence has yet been
re-.'rivc-d from him, and nothing is
known of his prospects of capturing
th : runaways, or any of them.
Lynching at Golden City. We
are informed by Hon. . A. H. Love
land, that on Monday evening last,
v I i ! e Mr. Kenney and a lady frit-no
w -re coinc lo their home from a meet
ing of the Good Templars at Golden
Cay, they were brutally assaulted by a
Mexican, knocked down, and otherwise
m ilireated. It is supposed that failing
in his h -Hish design he intended to
commit murder to cover his crime.
Mrs. Kei.ney struck him several blows
w.th a hfavy glass lantern, and finally
diove him oil" and escaped lo her home,
wiiiuh is about a quarter of a mile from
town. The Mexican was shortly ufier
ai rested by the Sheriff and placed in
the cu.-indy of Mr. Williams for safe
keeping until morning. During the
night some parties came to the room
where he was confined, took Mr. Wil
liams away by force, nnd in the morn
ing ihe Mexican was found Landing
to an umbrageous cottonwood on the
banks of Cleat Creek. From tho in
dications it is supposed that he was
first killed at some distance from the
tr e, and afterwards dragged there and
hong up. Both Mrs. Kenney and her
fiiend. Miss Ward were considerably
iriured but not dangerously. Denver
A Cluster of Beautiful Wohds.
Tbo-i following beautiful reflection is
guir2 the rounds cf the press: "It
enn not be that earth cast up by the
ocean of eternity lo float a moment
upon its waves and sink to nothingness.
L'se why is it that the high and glo
rious aspirations which leap from the
tt mpies of our hearts are forever wan
dering libout unsatisfied? Why is it
thai the rainbow and cloud come over
us with a beauty not of earth, and then
piss off ana leave us to mu-e upou
their faded lovliness ? Why is it that
the stars, who hold their 'festival
eround the midnight throne,' are set
hbove the grasp of our lnnited facul
ties, forever mocking us with their un
approachable glory? And. finally.
why is it that brighter tornis of human
beau'y are presented to our view, then
'iken from us leaving the thousand
streams cf our affections to flow back
in Alpine torren'.s upon our hearts?
We are born for a higher destiny than
that of earth ; there is a realm where
the rainbow never fades, where the
star wiil be spread out before us like
islands lhat slumber on the ocean, and
where the beautiful which begins here,
and passes before us like shadows, will
stay in our possession forever."
Suicide of Senator I.aue.
The telegraph gives the fohotving
additional particulars of Senator Lane's
suicide, on the 'Jd inst.:
Senator James Lane, of Kansas,
shot himself last evening with a re
volver, inflicting a severe wound which
resulted in his death at U o'clock this
morning. The bali entered his mouth
and came out through the top of his
skull. lie was stopping with his broth
tr :ii law, Mr. MtCail. at the Govern
ment farm, near Fort Leavenworth.
Gen. Lane i ad been ill for some lime,
and was confin d to his bed at the L;n
deil hotel in St. Louis tor some time,
while on his way to this place He
arrived in this place on Friday last,
accompanied by a physician from St
Louis. He had been acting strangely
for several days, so much so iliat cai el ui
wauh was kept ever him. Last evening
he stalled for a ride accompanied by
his brother-in-law and Captain Adams,
a brother of his on-in iaw, Colonel
Adams. Coming lo a gale which
opens to the farm, ?.Ir. McCail got out
lo ...pen it and Geo. Lane also got out
on some pretence, and stepping lo the
rear ot the wasou, drew a smail pi-tol
from his coat pocket and exclaiming:
"Good-bye, Mac," instantly shot him
self as before described. Ha was at
uiT.-e removed to the houe, where ev
ery attention was paid hurt.
This fatal act was undoubtedly the
result of a temporary mental aberution.
It is understood that he is ihe third
member uf his family who has destroy
S3T Sam C-
- was always un.cr
lunate with ihe girls. He had receiv
ed a number of "miitens," but still he
was not bashful. One evening he wras
at a pany. nnd ihe ladies began to den
their bonnets and cloaks, he was around
quite lively. He had asked three or
four girls for '..be pleasure of acting as
their escort, and been refused, when
he saw oii3 descending the steps alone.
Darting up to her side, he exclaimed :
' I'm going home with you, Lizzie;
for I'm bound to go home with some
body, if it's a rugger
The remaik must have been partic
ularly cutting, as the lady was a bru
nettee. VZT" Col. E. B. Taylor reached h"me
last nicht in good health and spirits
atier lwsV.rdtioti labors iu treating with
the large number of Indians assembled
at Fort Laramie. We understand the
Commission of which Mr. Tylor was
President, ucceeded in making satis
factory treaties with the various Indians
whom it met at Fort Laramie, and that
a much better understanding now exists
between them and the Government
than ha? prevailed at any lime hereto
fore. The remaining members of the Com
mission and ihe party which accompa
nied ii to Fort Laramie w i,l reach our
city in a day or two more. Omaha
Accidental Shooting. The Kear
ney Herald says, that on the 2d inst..
at Plum Creek, as a Mr. Bradford, a
wagon master, was in the act of taking
apart a pistol for the purpose of clean
in? it, a load he had fniled to ob
serve was in some way thscharged, tha
ball entering hia foot, lie was imme
diately brought to that city and Doctor
Keshoar called to his relief. On ex
amination it was discovered that the
ball had divided, one portion lodging
in the instep, and the remainder pass
ing forward under the toe, fracturing
several small bones in its course. The
former was so firmly impacted in the
bone that it was not until the sufferer
was quieted by chloroform that the sur
geon succeeded in exiracn'ns it. As it
would have required a difficult opera
tion to get at the other, nnd its presence
would not necessarily give the man any
uneasiness, it was allowed to remain.
EST" Hon-. Bartiwell Rtett, a dis
tinguishhed citizen of South Carolina,
was shot on the 3d inst., while going
to his plantation near Charleston. He
received two loads from a double barrel
shot gun. In about 20 minutes after
receiving the wound he fell from his
horse and expired. It is not known
definiuly who ihe murderer was, but
it is supposed to be a negro who had
expressed strong ai.imosity against the
Bad Accident. At the residence
cf Mr. Madison, near labor, the
votiai: folks, thinking they would have
;a -lth of July explosion, bored a large
j hole in a log in which a quantity of
powder was placed, followed by a quan
tity of sand. A young man by the
name of W. W. Madison, who was a
soldier in the l-5ih Iowa, then took a
smail auger and commenced boring a
small hole through which ihe powder
was to be ignited. From some reason
supposed lo b". the heated metal, or
the striking of fire from con'act with
sand, there was an explosion. A por
tion of the tool struck Mr. Madison in
one eye. putting it entirely out. The
lorr bunted in pieces, but there were
noother injuries. Ghnvcood Opinion.
g5A lady in Pike county. Mo.,
has called her last baby "Veto," in
compliment to the President.
A dispatch from ban Francisco irr
this morning's paper removps all doubt
as to tho flection of the Union ticket
in Oregon. Official returns from all
counties, except Coose, Grant and
Umatilla, give Wocd. the Union candi
date for Governor, 203 majority. Of
the three couniies yet to be heard from,
Coose and Umatilia gave in 166-1, to
gether, a Democratic majority of 49,
nnd Grant is a new county. The rest
of the Union ticket is elected by a ina
jority of from 350 to 500. The Union
ists also elect a majority of the Legis
lature. iV. 1. Tiilujie.
f"-"iT""A newspaper moralist thinks
it a shame that French women of low
caste should set ihe fashion in dress
for American women. Scarcely.
French fashions as worn by French
ladies, are commonly boih decent aud
tasteful; but as exaggerated Ly Amer
ican and English women, they are
fcomeiimes neither the one or the other.
The "shame," therefore, does not be
long to France.
fs3 We recently saw the following
written notice posted :
"Lost or strade from the subscriber,
a sheepe all over white, one leg was
black and half his body. All persons
shall leseive five dol'a to bring him.
He was a she gote."
The Breast-plate Revived. A
letter from Italy to an Englidi paper
says that breast plates are being re
vived as in the glorious limes of the
Knighis of ihe Round Table and the
Plantagenets. M. Muratori, thi di
rector of the Genoa Penitentiar', has
succneded in devising a breast-plate for
soldiers, which scarcely weighs three
English pounds. After repeated ex
periments, practiced on it with heavy
cavalry pistols at five paces, and lacee,
bayonets and swords, il has been dis
covered to ,be utterly impenetrable
both to bullets and thrust. The most
striking peculiarity of this breast-plate,
which can in no way impede the more
inenis of a soldier, is lhat not the slight
est atom of metallic matter enters into
its composition. The Minister for
War, and several superior officers, be
ing present during the experiments,
were high'y satisfied with its practical
New York, June; 2'J. The Herald'
Rio Janeii o correspondent gives details
of the battle of Estaufalio. betweeu
the Paraguayians and the allied army.
It appears that the Paraguayians, in
stead of falling back as the allies con
fidently expected, awaited the approach
of the latter and by a bold and sudden
dash gave ihem a severe blow, but re
inforcements arriving the Brazilians!
gained the day, not however without
receiving a terrible puni-hment. More
than a thousand wounded Brazilians
had arrived at Corrento. The Para
guayians rtill resolutely hold their fort,
and a severe battle was anticipated. '
- Washington. July 3. The Senate
debated the Indian appropriation bill,
and rejected the amendment placingthe
Indian Bureau under the War Depart
ment. The Freedmen's Bureau Bill passed
both Houses, and is now in the haudi
of the President.
New YortK, July 3. Transactions
in Wall street are very limited and
without important changes in gold,
Bagdad was abandoned by the Im
perialists on the night of the 18th.
The city of Matamoras capitulated
on the 23d, Gen. Mejia. with the Im
perial troops, embarking between the
hours of three and four o'clock in the
afternoon, under the protection of the
United States flag.
Escobedo, with forces said to num
ber 3,000, entered Matamoras a boo I
o::e o'clock, on the 2 lth ult.
Washington, July 5. The House
debated the bill explanatory of th Pa
caific Railroad act, and adopted en
amendment that the act should in no
way interfere with the Central Pacific
road of California.
Portlakd, July 5. A fire origina
ted in J. B. Brown Sc Son's sugar-house,
on Commercial ttreet, and swept in a
nonherniy direction along lhat fctreet,
destroying every thing in its paih a
distance of a mile and a half.
Half the city is burned down, anil
that half comprises nearly all of the
business part of the city.
Every bank, printing office, jewelry
and wholesale dry goods store, tele
giaph office, and nearly all tha busi
ness places in the city are destroyed.
Many buildings, perhaps fifty, were
Mown up to arrest the progress of ibe
flames, but, was of no effect.
The persons living in that part of th
city were unable to save much of their
furniture, and household goods, so rapid
was the progress of flames.
The splendid building belong to the
county, and suppoed to be fire-proof,
was completely filled with furniture,
but it was, with all its contents, swept
The fire is still raging on Cumher
l.md street, and is working back to the
westward, the wind having changed.
Capi. Henry Inman has telegraphed
for 1,500 tents lo accommodate the
homeless of the city.
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