Washington", L'eb. so. - iho news utthe election of üeorge W. McBridè as United States geoator f rom Oregon was a great surprise to the congressional delegation lroni Oregon. McBride, though weü known in nis state, liad not been in any way mentioned lor senator, and ie was supposed besides that his health would iiüc permit linn to be a candidato for any office. His father, l)r. McBritle, v:is Luí coln's minister to the Sandwich islainls in the early 'HOs. His brother, Jolm lt. McBride, was Che" firsc Republicnn congressman from tbe state ot Oregon.