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2
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November
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1883
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Mon. John C. New has decidod not to rcsign his posltioa as assistant secretary of the treasury. The president has signed the commission of Major Butterworth, the new com missioner of patente. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 9,273,882 money orders were issued, the ag?regate value of which was $125,547,338. Secretar) Teller recommends the establishment of an Industrial school for Indians at Sitka, Alaska, and of common schools at other points in the territory. The suit of Hallet Kilbourn against John G. TliompBon ex-sergeant-at-arms of the House of Representatives for $351,000 for false impriscnment is now on trial in Washington. Gleson & Co., and Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood have been suspended from practice befor the interior department, charged with irregularlties in pension cases. Gleson is a lady clerk in Fitzgerald's office. Secretary Folger has appointed Mifflin Elmer Bell, of Des Moiues, ia., Supcrvising Architect of the freasury, vice J. G. Hill resigned. Boll was architect of the capítol buildings at Springficld, 111., and Des Moims, Ia. An aged mule, which has been at Mount 'Vernon barracks, Alabama, for the past 45 years, has, upon order of the war department, been retlreJ, to be well cared toras long as he livos. The mule was once a sorrcl, but now is white from age. Papers on file in the treasury department sustaiu the charge to the effect that duriDg Collector Simmons' administration as collector of Boston, the government was de frauded of hundreds of thousands of dollars by asystematic eourse of smuggling, through the connivance of Simmons' deputies. áince September 1 the postoffleo department has furnished postmasters with 290,)23,164 postage stamps, 88,359,000 stamped envelopes and 74,985,250 postal cards, or a total of 452,271,014 pieces at the aggregate value of 18,520,540. This enormous sum was made upon 114,051 requisitions f rom postmastera. During the last fiscal yoar there were printed by the bureau of printing and engravng 9,222,505 sheets of notes and securities, tiaving a face value of $995,717, 480; 23,357,541 6heets of internal revenue and eustoms stamps, containins: 895,909,654 stamps, 734,466 sheets of checks, besides a lp.rge amuunt of miscellaneoui works. Among cases recently docketod in the [Jnited States supreme court is the city of New Orleans vs. Myra Clark Gaines. The record n the case is the largest ever submitted to tha supreme court or probably any other court. '.t Is bound in one immense volume, which weighs over 200 paunds, and contains 3,200,000 words. It takes two meu to open and shut the book. Mr. McFarland, commissioner of the ïeueral land office, is gradually rcduciug the number of land offices as opportunity arises. ïe will shortly recommend the abolishment of the oftlcc at De Moines, Iowa, as he thinks the iublic land business of the state is not now sufficient to cali for its maintenaucc, and will recommend that workbe transferred to the general land office. The annual report of the second asistant postmaster general shows a total cos -tí transportation by all methods of $19,234,899; in inercase over the preceeding year of $323,347. The increase in railway service is $1,034,16 ; in steamboat service, $33,602; decrease in ;06t of star route bervice, $814,371. The estimated C06t of the letter service next year is 5,000,000. The estímate for railroad service next year is $13,735,816. Secretary Folger has forwarded to Collector Bell instructions to advertise in the Detroit papera for tho sale at auction of the buildings on the Kanter and Joy lots, recently purchasedby thegovernmeut.for the uew Postufflee In the city. The t'r-ns of the sale require the immediate removal of the buildings. As soon as ;he buildings are removed, excavations for the foundation of the new building will be begun. Mr. Church, of Detroit has been appointed Superintendent of the new postoffiee building. To secure uniformity in the examination of teas imponed lnto the United States at ports on the aorthem, northeasteru and northwestern frontiers, the secretary of the treasury has directtd that samples be forwarded by the collector of any port on said frontier east of Detroit to the collector of customs at New York; at Detroit and ports west thereof, but east of the Rocky mountains, to the collector of eustoms at Cliicaco, and at any such port further west to the collector of customs at San Francisco. On receipt of samples they will be examined by the proper offleer, and the result of the examination reported to the collector at the port of importation. The estimated arnount of postal revenues for the fiscal year beginning July 1 next, including $430,000 estimated receipts from money order business, is $47,104,078; estimated expenditures the same time $50,0(52,189, leaving a deftciency in the revenue of Í2.958,111. The estímate for compensation of postmasters next year is $12,250,000, an increase of $3.000,000; for derks in postoffices, $4,900,000, au increase of $125,000; for the free delivery service $300,000; railroad mail transportation, $13,750,000, an increaso of $1,050,000; eteamboat routes, $625,000, an increase of $25,000 ; Star routes, $5,000,000, an Inerease of $3,500,000; Railway Postal service, $l,625,000,an increaseof $50,000, and for postal railway clerks, $4,295,2S9, an iuerease of $318.169. Upon recommendation of the commissioner of penóionB the secretary of the interior ordered the suspension of the following named pension attornejs: J. R. Lilley of Rockland, Me. ; Francia Register of Philadelphia; Milo B. Stevens & Co. of Cleveland, Washington, Detroit and Chicago; Wm. H. Wells fc Co., of Washington, D. C. ; and James H. Russell & Co., of Trenton, N J. The commissioner recommended that some of the abOTC named persons be disbarred. Suspension, howerer, is prellrainary to dlsbarment if the ckarges r yroTn. The recommendations of Commissioner Dudlej for suspension of disarment are bs.sed upon the general charge of lmproper practices beforc the pension office. The frauds practiced by these dishonest agonts are enormous in extent and despicable in character, and this action on the part of the commissioner will recelve the hearty approval of all. _ GIK1N fiüt-AJ.. ITKM8. The army of the Cumberland held a reunión at Ciucinnatti Oct. 24. Said that there will be a large deQciency in the postal revenue next year. Rev. Dr. Wcrthington of Detroit was chosen Bishop of Shanghai, at the Episcopal convention in Philadelphia. Diphtheria is making frightful havoc In Guilford county, N. C. Over 300 ehildren have fallen victima to the diseaso. Pere Hyacintbe, the ex-priest, with his wife and son, are now in Washington. Pere Hyacinthe will shortly begin his lccture engagemcnts. From the renort of the Utah com? miS6ioners it is learned that 12,000 polygamists were excluded from the polls at the recent election in that territory. A workman in a well in Alegheny City, Pa., was overeóme by foul gas. Twoof hisfellow workmen attempted to res; cuehim, and all three were taken out dead. Cyclones have done incalcuablo daraagein mauy Indiana nndLsuislana towns Mthin the past few days. Buildings were unroofed trees blown down anda number of llves lost. Judge Noonan, of the criminal eourt. of St. Lohís, Mo., declares poker a game of chance, and en sucli comes under the law of that state which malees gambling a felony. Leonard D Gale an eminent scienti6t, died in Washington a few days ago. 3e assisted Morse ie building the first telegraph line between Washington and Bultimore. Emanuel Lockner, aged 50, attempted to kil] htmself at Napoleon, O. He had ust got out of the poorhouse, his sous refused ;o care for him, and he declared hc would die rather than go back. Lord Chief Justice Coleridge sfliled 'or England Oct. 27. A large nuniber of 'riends saw him off. He hopes to be able to Duy another visit to America. His son, Gilbert Celeridge, willremain and travel extensively in the Western States. An assoeiated press dispatch states that Negroes in Texas are under arms bocause of the civil rights decisión. Gov. Ireland was asked fur immediatc aid, and at once issued a proclam&tion calling the militia to arms to be ready for any emergency. David Adams, 65 years olt', died in Washington Co. N. Y. He is alleged to have Btarved to dcath. Fifteen thousand dollars in securities were found hidden in the house. Relatives are looking for $20,000 more. His wife starved to death ten years ago. Wil bur F. Storey, proprielor of the Chicago Times, has been sued for $500,000 damages for publishing an arttcle intimatine that the People's Railway compauy of America was a fraudulent concern. This conipany was organized at Indianapolis a few months ago. Jacob Sanger, of Grundy county, Missouri, sued the Western Union Telegraph company for $10,000 for injuries receivjd while crossing a track by becoming entangled in wires which had sagged heavily to the ground. The trial resulted in a verdict of $6,000 against the company. Sullivan, one of the counsel for the defense of O'Donnell, cabled from London to Chicago that the prisoner had a good prospect of acquittal, but money was needed to secure witnesses from South África. The treasurer of the D'Donnell defense fund at Chicago at once forwarded $2,000. The United States court at Birmingiara, Ala., dismissed the famous government and suit against Lolders of land formerly own¦d by the government. The court held that the evicience did uot e6tablish the fact that a conpj iraey existed as chareed to defraud the ;otrument by entering mineral lands as ordlnary farm lands. Mary Church;ll, the missing St Louis ;irl, writcs to her parents from a town In In. diana. She says that 6he bas not gone upon the stage, but is earningher living. Her letter closes with a pathetic appeal to the parents, brothers and sister6 tothink kindly of the wanderer. Notwithstanding the mystery sur. rounding the letter, the father exprtsses the utmost confidence in the authenticity of it. A plan is on foot in Toledo for raisine a fund for the benefit of the family of the late Maj.-Gcn. James B. Steedman, and the ereetion of a suitable monument to hls memory. Gen. J. W. Fuller, Dennis Coehlin and Col. H. G. Newbert have been appointed a board of trustees to take charge of the fund. A number of local soliciting committees has been appointed. A re8olution rfquesting the prcs6 and friends of Gen. Steedman throughout the country to aid in the movtment has been adopied. Contributions forwarded to the rustees will be duly acknowledgcü. The iramense medicino factory,packing house and offices of Dr. J. McLean, corner of Broadway and Biddle streets, St. Louis, Mo., were burne.l the other uight. The fire extended over the entire block bounded by Broadway, Biddle and Collins 6treets. McLean'sloss is $100,000; insurcd. Collins and Roeinstadlcr, two agric.uitural implement manufacturers, were burned out, the former losing $20,000 and the latter $50,000. The Benton hotel, owned by McLean, was in flames whlle 50 euests were aslecp. AU escaped by ladders. The Sligo Iron Co. burned out, loss $20,000. A number of other buildings were destroyed ; largely insured. The flames tllum inated the entire city. A story has been published at Des Moines sever8l days ago to the effect tbat an express robbery had occurred at Atlantic, la., and was kept secret till the present time in the hope of catching the perpetrators. The story is : The express agent at Atlantic on the evening in ([uestiun received from themessenger on the 8:15 train, packages of money to the total amount of between $10,000 or $15,000. He put them in a bag which tnng over hit shoalder with a strap; that as he wal toopinst to lift the baggage from the truck, some ona approached him from behind, cut the strap with a sharp knife and disappeared in the darknes s bef ore the a9tonished official could recover his wits, and has not been seen since. The story s not corroborated. The Custom House authorities at San Francisco are stül dealing with the knocty problem of Chinese "traders," who demand admittance to this country. The majority of he applicants Lave not vet landed. Two Chinanuen, who claim to be "traders" are actors. Onp voung coohe, who looked llkc a Chineie 'hoodlum," professed to be a student, and had a 6mal) library of Chinese classics in his bag. Otheis are fish peddlers and laborers, dressed n slik garments to throw du6t in the eyes of he offleers. If they succeeded in reaching Chinatown their clothes would be stripped rom thcm,and the ingenious dealer who hired hem as lay figures would make a handsome rofit by the evasion of dutiC6. These spuroua Chinese merchants had been coached in egard to answering qnestlons, but many beame hopelessly iuvolved when cross-examned. The responsibility for BPudmg over these ltsgulseu coolies seGms to lie with the Cantón Superintendent of Customs, who is eharged with issuing tradere' certificates for $5 cach. In thü Banks county, Georgia, KuClux case eight prisoners were found guilty n every indictment. Judge McCoy, in hls harge, was very scvere iu hls condemnation of o-called Ku-K.'ux crimes. He sald: "It is trange that men should so forget their manood, and so forget their God and the law of ieir country, as to permlt themsclves to do nch things ou the poor, helplcss Negro. It is disgracc to lmmanity and society, and I sayas a citinen of the United States, and as an ob, erver, notliing has tended so mucli to put the alance of the United States agaiust us, as this tind of outrages. They are mean. They are isgraceful. They are horrible. They are ïings which pcople out of this couutry canot comprehendor underetand." The convlcon of the Ku-Klux created a eensation. 'he ringleaders are men of considerable proprty, and four members of a largn family in anks Connty, named Yarborough - Jasper. ames, Ditmus and Neal - were tried and ill onvicted. A Lovick street man, E. H. Green, nd Emory and Stacy Lauderman were the thers. Jasper Yarborough, the leader of the ang, says of the charge against them that ïev couimitted outrages on Negroos beause the Negroes voted for Hon. Emory peer for congress. Speer was defeated and ppointed United States district attorney. It o feil his lot to proseeute the Ku-KIux. Vhen the verdict was read convlcting the enre gang, several broke down and sobbed udibly. The prisoners were handcuffed and aken to jail. Their counsel will use every ffort to secure a new trial. The penalty is rom one to six ycars. This is the first coniction of Ku-Klux in Georgia. A terrible disaster occurred near rook6 tunnel, about 85 miles from Pittsburgh, n the Baltimore and Ohlo railroad, rcioltlng n the instant killing of flve men. The raiload company has been strengtbening and widning the tunnel and some distance outside a magazine had been erected in which was stored 200 pounds of dynamite to be ueed for blastng. Before the explosión a freight train had assed through the .tunnel ;and was sideracked to allow a passenger train over due to iass. Four of the crew walked back to the cinity of the magazine and were engaged in onversation wiMi the watchnien when people ving in the vicinity were elartled by a terri[e concussion. Houset for 15 miles around ere shaken to the foundation, and wlndow or a distance of seven miles were shattered. orrorstrieken,the people ran from the houtes nd upon investigation it wa fouud that the ynamite had exploded with fearful effect. Sverything in the vicinity gave cvidence of ie terriflc force of tbe explosión. Trees were uprooted, huge rocks torn asuucier, and telegraph pole for a half rnüc prostrated. Nothing remained of the magazine, whiie the five men who were present were missing. Portions of bodies, 'legs, arme, hands and lieade were picked up half a mile distant, but they were io badly diafigured as to be unrecognizable. The namea of only three of the victims are knowu. They were englneer George Reynolds, brakeman Tice, and watchman Hammúnd. The cause of the explosión is enshroncled in mystery, and as the five men who might have thrown some light on the affair are dcad it is quite probable that it wlll neyer be known. Not far frum the scène of the accident a gun was found and it is suppo6ed that one of the victims dincharged it, the coucussion causiug the dynamite to explode. An lnquest was held by the coroner and a verdict of accidental i le.it h rendered. ThomaB and James Gallaghcr, brother, were brought out dead, borned almost to a erisp. Six others were seriously burned and injured. Three wlll probably die, having inhaled the "af ter damp." Ther were 86 men in the part of the mioe wherethc explosiou oecnrred. The rest eicaped through s mule way. The force of the explosión blew down brattices and props and tore gates apart, liftiug men up bodily, hurling some a distance of 20 aud 30 feet. POLITIC A L Butler is evidently muoh tiisturbed over the L.etion of tbe respectf.ble element in the Massachusetts Democratie pirty in dcelining to vote for him. This, together with the cireumstanees that Mr. Abbott declines to run the ticket with Mm, has soured the Governor's fdlsposition. At Northampton he said: There's another boom of tLe Republicans. They were agbinst me. They've got some fifty men, men who have never been to a Democratie meetlug the last twenty years. Most of them at least men who have uever done anything for the Democratie party, men the most of whom were Copperhcads tloring the war, who never voted for me and never would vote for me; who uow turn up as flrstclass Demoorats that are 'goins; to oppose the regular nomineeof the Democratie convention, against whuin there wasn't a sinula disacntiug vote. Therc isn't one of them who could have got into the convention aoy more than they could get into Heaven without thi salvation given by the redeeming Saviour. There's flf tythree of them - just as mauy votes aB there are cards in a deck, including the joker. I'mglad they are gone. They are gone. Tbey're ostlived their strength and their Demotracy, if they ever bad any, and the yonng iei vho have fought the cause of Denocracy are bow fighting the cause of the people in the same line as ever. It is estimated that there will bc a deficiencj' f93,968,111 in the postal revenues nextyear.

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