New Ycrk, Nov. 12.- At a Cabinet meeting yesterday a Washington correspondent makes tho President say that he had read that eighty Cuban insurgents, captured as prisoners of war, had been shot on the field, and while the report lacked confirmation he was prepared to bearofits confirmation after what had already occurred in Cuba. He was satisfied that the Spanish Government did not and would not approve of such butchery. It was a matter, however, which an enlightened government could not oveilook,if, indeed, this method of warfare was nucessary to the support of the Spanish llepublic. Individually he could not wish such a government prosperity. If the Spanish people in their effort to establish a republican form of government could not control their authoritiesin Cuba, then, in the interest of humanity, he thought it time to interfere, not to encourage the struggling Cubans nor embarrass the Spanish Kepublic in any way, but wholly in the interest of civilization and humanity. Froni the annual report of the Board of Control of the Reform School welearn that the total receipts for the past year were $5;5,557, and the expenditures $47,546, k-aving a balance of $(i,011. Only one half of the appropriation for 1873 has been drawn, which leaves the institution in an excellent finaueial condition. Entile approval of the officers of the school is expreseed, and the condition of the boys is i'avorably spoken of. Nine hundred and ninety-three missionaries were employed last year by the Presbyterian Home Mission Board, at average salaries of $275. This was supplemented by people on the home field, but it shows that the missionariea are working largely by faith, uud not by night.