Butler's plurality by the nearly complete returns is 12,970.

"Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless, afterwards, it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them that are exercised thereby." - [Hebrews XII., 2.

The next legislature will be as follows: Senate - 25 Republicans, 15 Democrats; House - 142 Republicans, 88 Democrats; 12 yet to be heard from.

If there is any man who has ever occupied the executive chair whom I should consider it an honor to succeed, it is the present governor of the State. - [Gen. Butler.

General Grant and his son visited the Institute fair yesterday. A complimentary dinner was given them last evening at the Vendome.


Six tons of powder exploded at a powder mill at Windsor, Ont., yesterday. Only one life was lost.

THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 9, 1. A. M. For New England, fair weather, northerly winds, becoming variable, stationary or higher temperature, lower pressure.

A passenger train on the Maine Central Railroad collided with a special train containing the Maine Central directors yesterday. Several persons were slightly injured, but no lives lost.

It is estimated that the next national House of Representatives will contain a Democratic majority of 58.