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D ere ted to the Interests ef tbc Chcrekccs, Chectaws, Chlckasawi, ScralHelcs, CrccUs and till Other Indian of tho IbcUsh Tcrriter-f.
OH-MFTAIM PUILISHINC CO.
VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1881.
VOL. m. NO. 10.
,-. T"Mk4sia Ualveisitr.whenaslass.
esectioa is. held, the mectii is gen
erally Vwesaized Isy liio presence of
the votMg lady students, and the princi
ple -r rn'r sH&age is confirmed bj
the otoctsoa of pac or siorc officers
frosn iJm fak- sex.
i is a chica tree ten. feeiln
eircuMtereace. Its top was torn away
by a settem, but six Sect up the trunk
tiro store trees have taken Toot and
growa aa lagfe as the old tree is. Half
way tj the trunk of the original tree a
peach tice stands out.
HoE raSroade, arc an old story,
hat jlcswcI railway has the merit -ot
noresty. It is aaaaunced that camels
we to be employed as the motive power
oa AeTast section of railroad recently
tast hf KaE&thsBBgh'thc Trans
Oi spits desert terrsrd India.
The BwBcrs- of tho ground upon
"which the battle of AttSterlitt was
battle ed ia roaseq-a
lia rosefBince ot a rumor
that the French commander bnned
thf-re a a-usber of "military chests con
tainlaj more than 1.00Q.0O0 francs.
Tsffi ostriches at Anaheim. CaL, are
thriviag well, and the younjj ones,
abot forty, are growing- nicely. One
of the latter, four months old, was
weighed the other day, and lowered ;
the scales at forty pounds, a no incu
bators will be set gdiaj-agaia in. a few
!fire pet aversion of a Japanese is
the fate of beizsr buried at sea. The
other day Edo, ae attache of the Jap-aasel-egatk)a.atB3iin,
Marseilles for- Yokohama- To make
sure that if he died at sea his body
should aot be consigned to the deep,
he took oa board with him a handsome
coffin aed everything necessary ior
Mk. Geosge Lcxt, the old poet, has
foeaA r 6g tree showing in the sca
caaettuwKof Scitnatc.id5S.. probably
spriagiajc frflw the seeds of a fig drop
ped is the spot, protected by a doorsUl
and warned bya,cellar. The tree dies
down with every Jrcst, but for five
summers has sprung up-again, growing
to the height of nearly siffcet, but as
yet bearing no fru.t.
Lxft-saxdes penmanship is 3CW
taagL hs a EEsabcr of American
cehoola. The method of instruction is
to sake the pupil write his name iu
peBcil and then go over it with a pen
held ia his left hand. After doing this
for soase time the writer is able to
write his signature withouttheaidof
thepeacilcdsopy. This is keptup until
a sufficient degree of proficiency is ob
4ied. AGkttk immigrant hauled up in
Xew York the other day seems to have
been bound for Deadwood. As instrn
saent taken, from him which looked
like a largo, ivory-bAndled jack-knife,
stevelopeda pistol hammer on one side,
aad whee it was pulled a trigger Hew
est em the other, and when that was
psdled the pistol west off, and immedi
ately a four-inch blade rac out, all
Tearr for use if the bullet missed.
As eccentric character has just be
jueathed to the French Academy of
Tina Arts a rum of money to be de
TOted to an annual prize of two thous
aad Irenes, which will fall to the pain
ter who has-taken the lowest position
ia the competition for- the Prix de
Jtoaa. -It has been suggested that the
jry will probably have to consider the
quesdoa "Who is the painter?" before
adauuiag the candidates who stand
fewest oa the lit.
IsarESSE schools of herring; which
were evidently frightened by dogfish
or hlueEsbt were drives toward the
scashorcT nearlfew Biddleford. ile a
lew days ago. The number kept in
ereatiiafraad when the tide west ont
left a place of about an aero com
pletely covered with the fish. In some
spots, where there was a depression in
the sand, the fish were piled in to the
depth of four or fire feet. The farmers '
in the vicinity nocked to the beach and
secured cart loads of the herring to be
used upon their lands as a fertilizer.
Oac farmer obtained sixty cart loads.
TwErrr acres ot land at the north
western extremity of Manhattan Is
land were sold recently for 675,000.
historically this property possesses
great interest. Irving, lahis "Knick-j
' erbocker's History of New York, re-! men neglected T send back the danger sig- mously adopted. Bishop Spalding, of Peo
Jers to it as tbc promontorr whirh j nal and a heavy freight which was follow- ria, preached "nt night oa "Tho Higher
projects into the Hudson,' and from ! insruriatotienarcoicli. Theemigranta Education of the Priesthood."
Ia:.. , .Im -Ur,t tnT,, ' danger and escaped fa time, TnntK was a serious riot a few days ago
which the valorous 'but unfortunate
Vsa. Corlear the favorite trumpeter
ef old Peter Stuyresant attempted.
ia spite of the devil,'" to swim, across
the dark and stormy waters of the
creek to the Westchester shore. Dnr-
Ib the .Ecvolutionary war it wss at
.. . : .m..;u.i .w un H
auiercni. u.0 .w.. u u-,
crvx of Rnnlnnl-nm T T.
ABEJDESTOi U,T ,
possesses a gold wateli wtocli lorat-rly
belonged to the ld-tated Alone An-
tninftte. It is about the size of a trade
j.11,- :n inrcumfcrcnce, and is open-
On the back it bears the te-
. . . 1 :.i
vice of the-rencn vuevo, -"!"" u"
a cloud, worked in gola anu. sivcr.
The features of the boy god are nearly"
pSfaccd bv Ion" wear. The lcgenithc
7-rres Lfthat the watch was the
owner gives -ddt-cl cf
giftof the Queen to the - ol
thc Ttileries. who shot himself through
the htad on the day following her ese-
ratioa by ths nrrolationists. Its pres-
IltTTVBer was a near relative of a
BBt CXH-E was
welT-teO'Va Ajaexi-aH. poet, now
Tie watch csusio into lit? p- - m
rrrg-g WOELD AT LARGE,
A. Sunnnary cf the Dally Hews.
tebsotsxt. .vxd rouncu.
Thomas Bevemdce, a prominent brewer
and a leading Mason, died lately at Xew
lmr; V. V sr-l renlr-fonr Tears.
Oexset PaiLLirs, one of the proprietors ' een, also a revolver and pocketboofc, none
of the Pittsburg JXfpatt A. President of the of which were on the body. It was ee
Biard of Managers of the ITest Peniten- j liered he was murdered by tramps, robbed
tlary, and ex-Mayor of Allegheny City,
died suddenly a few days ago of nervous
Major-Gexerjll WtLLLui 8. Habxey,
the hero of three wars, lately set the
tongues of the St. Louts gossips wagging
by hUprivato marriage to Mrs. Marie St.
Cyr, his housekeeper.
lxroscro ceremonies were latelr held at
the Baltimore Cathedral ia memorv of the
, preia-e, .ho dted sinct) xht j plenary 1
Council. Archbishop Conigan pronounced ; In the Santa Fe jail, end officers stained in
the eulogium. Among the Bishops spe- pursuit of the gang, for whose capture a
ciaCy nnctianed was the-late Bishop Foley, ' reward of $L-9 was offered,
of Chicago, well known to all the members - Secretary McCcllocb of the Treasury
or the Plenary Council and others present. ! received an urgent petition against the im
Anrncn H. Jaxuart, Deputy State ' portation of foreign runs a few days ago,
Tnmsnrwnf rjtMtm-rAtL. wns recent! v ar- ' signed by manv prominent citizens. It
Ttxte charged with the -embrzilement of
public funds. He confesjed tie tlielt of
9100, wnicn lie gamueir away.
Services rmnmemaratlmT the one hun-1
dredth anniversary of the consecration of
Samuel Scaimry, the first American Epis
consl P.Ishon. Vnn held recentlv atTrinitT
J Church, Sew York, and Christ Church,
Tnx Daxey Opera House, ct Anderson,
Ini, burned a few mornings ago. Loss,
Latc advices from Turks Island stated
that the brig Julia E. Haskell, Captain
raine, saOed from Wavassa October 11, for
Bainmore,wmi guano, sue encouniereua , infect of old rags coming from any and
hurricane October 14, and sprung a leak, European ports. Trustiag yourhonor
wldch rapidly Increased, and the brig was j aUe dfptItmelIt jjj , the tSTgmt neces.
abandoned two days later, and the i crew, t-t ;or s aaA dtfinito actJoa. webei
eight in.number, took to the boats and made
Cairo Island, and, in attempting to land
the boat capsized and all on board, except
the Captain and one sailor named Grant,
ALL but six of the law students at the
Saval University, Montreal, were lately
expelled for not submitting to the regula -
tions. prohibiting attendance at theaters
and political meetings.
Ax earthquake shock was recently felt at
Salt Lako City, Utah. Many people arose
in fright, but no damage was done. The
tremors lasted about ten seconds. At Par-
Is, Idaho, six shocks were felt about the
same time. Considerable damage to houses
was reported, and people were affected as
by seasickness. The first shocks were from
northeast to southwest, then a swaying
motion from north to south. The succeed
ing shocks were from east to west.
A baxd of Indians lately attacked Deputy
Marshal Mershor oa his return trip from
the Indian Territory, and liberated thirty
United States prisoners. Two Indians
were killed and several wounded. Mer
shor get into Fort Smith, Art, with nine
teen prisoners and lodged them in jaH.
The ilackay-Bennctt cable was lately
rendered useless by iceberg off New
A " named E. roppethawer, who did
business under the firm name of the Boston
Diamond Cutting Company, was lately
missing with diamonds which belonged to
various Boston firms and private custo
mers, rained at a large sum. Poppethawer
was trusted by jewelers of that dry Cmost
implicity. It was his custom to call apen
first-class jewelry firms and request the
loan of some diamonds, which he said he
could sell to good advantage.
Tnr Austrian Minister of Finance has
prepared a measure to restore cash pay
ments throughout Austria and Hungary.
ASotlHBiatng association of archl-
t nt fm-mnil in firmrm mew nt
i. ,-.,. -,n. r in-s- I
materials and specimens of tho latest fan-
provementsand patents of interest to ar-
chitects opened in conjunction therewith.
Goverxok Csgsbt, of Montana, in his
lata Bimnal renort estimated tho increase !
of population In the Territory during the i for forty years a resident ef Oalncy, lit.
year at 4,000, and the present population at . died lately of old aRe. One of the last acts
abtfuteOOO. He said the cattle ia the Ter- ' of W Hfe was to walk to the iUs and
ritory numbered over VOOfKO, and the vote November 4.
value of taxable property, which he said; Dlsrutor shocks of an earthquake were
did not represent one-smarter the wealth 'felt a few days ago at Colchester and
of the Territory, was between S,OM,W j K3nRsvHle, Essex County, Ontario, and
and $Xflaopx In other directions Moa- ! simaar shocks at Coaoord, Hopkiuton,
tana is steadily Increasimr lathe valne of ,
her material resources and she will at an
early day apply for admission to the Union
as a State.
Cmrr Salsios, of the Bureau of Animal
Industry, lately submitted a voluminous -mberalbiSSM'W- The story of his ad
report on the subject of contagious diseases t rentures, stuterinpsand Insanity forms on"
among animals to Dr. Loring, Commis- of the most remarkable chapters in the
sioncr of Arricultnre. The recent out- annals of recent crimes.
break among Kansas herds was attributed
to ergotism, due to earing fungus known
as ergot. The course of treatment which
Dr. Salman laid down for cattle aQicted
with the disease wfll be consulted with in
terest by stock-raisers everywhere.
A raw dozen working days win see the
Washington monument completsd, and
February 22 next will witness its public
dedication. Standing W) feet and ten
inches above its base, it now ranks as the
highest structare in the world, iU nearest
nnuwmsuiciuiij iuo ui. wo iviuc
MoxrcKAL, Can, lately undcrwentn don-
bleafiliction diphtheria and typhoid fever ,
the result of defective sewerage. I
ATSAK-LOAa of emigrants had a narrow
escape from destruction at Cornwall Sta- I
!tion,y.T. onthoXew West Shore Boad, a
f ,, . tj.. j- t-u.
gj gapped at the station, but the train-
l vnranM.tirnnM at a mnct lmrrii.u
tatchery in Rondos, South America.
The steamer Rodera was recently very
ageotKKOwas done to the steamer and
j 5W bales of cotton were destroyed.
I'eau Hempstead, Tex, a few mornings
ago the north bound trahr on the Houston
& TeXM Cmtnl nay waa wrecked
j j eight peojile were killed oatright and
! fifteen wounded. Prompt investjeation liy
raUroad authonUes revealed the fact that
a diabolical work was done by discharged
y,. ,, ln the u who
n-ht to wreck a freight train for spoils
contained. After breaking into a section
, houss the wreckers obtained the necessary
, - JST TTr
rue ruaies arrancea lae rail to viec
.,..,, .t. v., ,,..
U1V Jl9 MlUlgW IBB IGiJ (U tKVU W
----iD-it. It eo happened that the pas-
j aenger train haTinjatbo right of way and
! being behind haadj-a the first to reach
the scene or ditV5It struck a loosened
rail, and the engine end. tender got over
s-f-ir.whfle two bagsr-ge cars,madand
epis .-j j- poumaa sleepers went
over jj,. thirty-foot einbanlanenT. and into
the creek. Intholitggscar.I-Ciraaza,
traveling passenger ages of the 3ew
1 fork. Texas & Meadcaa .Rafiwaj was
.together with E. ?Lori,baE.
ster, and G. W. Xewat, porter.
itho wounded were fataSvsrc
yjafcr-'op is. ifew .reck cid-4 r?
esntly to restore the east-bound tariff rates
as adopted last July. They will apply to
all classes of freight except lire stock.
Each road, and especially the President
thereof, will be held strictly responsible for
acy cut hereafter.
Bexjasus Saomxa's decapitated and
otherwise shockingly mangled body was
found on the railway near Berea, O-, a few
mornings ago. He had money when last
ana leu on tne tracr.
Edward AVnnx and a negro called
"Punch" Collins were arrested at Santa
Fe. X. 3L,a few days ago charged with
I being implicated in the attempt to wreck a
' passenger train near Socorro on the night
: of October 30. Thetrainwas fired into in
! the hopeof seenring a large amount of
' treasure in charge of the exjiress company.
' bet this was prevented by the courage of
tho engineer. Tho prisoirs were lodged
ne responaea wun a promise oi unmemawj
'We, the nnderslgned. recognizing the fsct-
, that there is grt danger of the Introduc-
tion of Asiatic cholera into the United
States through the medium of old rags im
ported into the country and coming from
European ports, do hereby-rwpectfnlly
1 xuggrst and urge upon you the neces
sity for immediate and decissive action in
reference thereto. "We are prompted thus
to appeal to yon because of the recent
removal of restrictions on the importation
of old rags, and it is our firm belief that
this threatened danger can be averted only
tbf mmt Ujorou-j, systematic dis
to subscribe ourselves, very respectfully.
Here followed many distinguished names.
At Trenton, X. J., the Rev. Henry S.
Williamson, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church, was lately found dead in a lans an
j the of dtJ twa He
(Jvin - on tho ground with a bullet wound
. - n right fnmtal j tmm whIch
bralnJ Uood boozed out and become
j coagulated. He wore a pair of spectacles
which were blood-stained. Byhissideon
the ground was a brand new irory-handled
Smith Si Wesson revolver. Only one
chamber was emptied, showing that but
one shot had been fired. The pistol had
evidently been held close to the forehead.
and it was so doubt a case of suicide,
though no reason was assigned.
Ax International Inventions Exhibition
will be held at London in INS under the
patronage of the Queen, the Presidency of
the Prince of Wales, and tho management
of an executive council composed of emi
nent Englishmen. It will be opened ia
! May at the Boyal Agricultural Gardens in
South Kensington, and will remain open
until the cad of the year.
Cattaw William Wilsox, of Menomo
nee. Wis-, President of the defunct Pioneer
Lamber Company, lately made an assign-
i meat of his separate estate. His affairs
wern in a confused conHUioa, with his as
sets and liabilities anknown, though the
former were estimated at $00,0.0.
OsC hundred and ninety-one new Na
tional liams were chartered in the United
States during the past year, adding a net
- - je of about $1S,W,0 to the Xa
i i V, ing capital of the country. Dur
- '. . sod named eleven National banks
1t. i were 211 failures in the United
States ind twenty-five in Canada during
the first two weeks of Xevember, an in
crease of twenty over ih preceding wet.
Dax Holcohb and Ju4d Crouch wera
lately indicted and placed on trial at Jack
" J"-" f f r"!!"
t1. i mysteriens murder of the
EbxcxD M. Pcacrxs, agel ninety-nine
Tears, a pensiener of the war of lSli and
Hdlsboro, Bradford and . arner, r. H.
Oxr Birch, a Eelrian. was recentlv ar-
, rested at'lJover. Knrsiul, on the charge of
William Ejksitcr, a
maker, accidentally shot and killed him-
self a few days ago while, ont hunting
about ten mBeo from Denver: His home
was at Wiuterset, la.
The projectors of the proposed air-Hne
railroad from Sew York to Council Bluffs.
Ia lately arranged to meet at Springfield.
O., December Z, to complete the necessary
preliminaries for ItiikUng the road.
The second week of the Plenary Coon
ci! at Baltimore, MiLvwas introduced y wl-
emn xonimcai uigu jiass at roe lauintrai.
which was fillcl to its utmost. Arch-
LUhop Wilhams, of B-ston, ofjlriated
as celebrant. Archbishop Elder, of
Cincinnati, preached the sermon, which
was on TThe Sobl- OSce of the
Priesthood. The decrees which had ben
formnlatcdin the secreC hum- of the
-hj WTO,9verallv iut to the nssem
tied Bishops and thcoToclans and nnanl-
n?ar Dunzannou. Ireland. The colliers at-
tacked the" Protestant Church, assaulted
and expelled the worshipers, and held un-
disputed possession of the town for two
hours. They were finally dispersed by the
, police without any arrests.
The bcretary ot tne Treasury lately in-
structeil the United States District Attor
ney of the middle district of Alabama to
bring suit against Richard Basteed and
Jacob Stanwood ot that State, sureties oi
the bond of General Adam Badeau, late
Consul General at Savannah, to recover
512,000 received by that officer as notorial
fees and alleged to have been aiepdiy
Dikectob-QeseraL Bcnsr. of the
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--,. n-Hw to mini aeainst delara
transportation and be in time for the open-
lug, December IB. President Diaz, ol
Mexico, notified the Director-General ol
enormous shipments of tropical pleats for
to-do farmer, who lived a few miles from
EUtoa, Md, was gored to death by as en-
bull a few xuarniegs ago. ilrs-
went out to mflk her cows and
feed turkeys. When the bull Btt-Ccied hr
she was facisg him, tryie? fo drive him
back by swinging her bucket. Uls horn
struck her in the stomach and ripped her
opp. She lived ccly ahsst hair oa hour
ITsa lout or the i::eellen--neTe,ju.a,s
Ktw Tonic, -November 17. The Board
of Supervisors met In the Alderni-nic
Chamber t ten o'clock Saturday ntomlns.
and resumed the work of counting the vote
of Xcw Totk County. The 'Fifteenth As
sembly District was completed without any
material change from the original count.
In one of tho election dbtricl of the Six
teenth Assembly DL-trirt a lislit emir was
dicovcred. Tiie vote of the district wa re
turned to "ic Committee on Corrected Ko
torus. OUawie tliere was no material
change in the count of the Six
Uxntli District which was completed
it 10:35. The Seventeenth Assembly
DL-trict was completed at 11:13 a. m.
The count of the KIM District of the Eight
eenth Axsetnbly District was objected U on
the ground tliat tlio total number of vote
lis read was shown to be 1'JS, whereas It was
daiiuol that 2iC votes were n-aily cast in
the district, and that the Republican electo
ral ticket received bl votes iustead of St. as
reeurded. Tlic vote or the First Election
Datrict was, therefore, rtfened to the Com
mittee on Corrected Return. The canvass
of the Eipbicenth Assembly District was
finished at noon. Xo other errors were found
than the iMie In the First Election D strict
The 'lncteenth Assembly DL-trict wai
completed williout incdenL It was re
so'ved to reqncit the Committee on Cor
rtcted Returns to give preference to the
electoral ticket. The canca-s of the re
turns from the Twentieth District was com
pleted at 12:30 p. m. without any objection
being made. In the Twenty-first Assnnblj
District no objections or changes were
made. Five defective ballot and fom
blanks were found. In the Twenty-second
Assembly District the returns wert
canvassed withouf change. There wen
ten defeJlvo and seven blank votes.
The returns of the Twenty-third Aseinb!r
District were canvased Xiitnout change.
The Board of Canvasrs completed the
canvass of the 712 el-etion districts Satur
day evening. The First Election District
ot the Eighteenth Assembly District by
error returned 51 votes to the Blaine Elec
tors. The number should have been SL
The Committee oa Corrections will lectifj
the cnor and report in favor of SI votes ua
Monday moraine With tliat the return In the
official ote of the lowest Democratic Elec
tor in theflity b 13,157, and for the high
est Republican Elector 90,033, giving the
lowest Cleveland Elector a plurality ol
jrnw vonK r.r corxnKS.
The following are the official funics as
returned by the Canvassing Boards through
ost the State:
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Cfe'vetarKT phiratltr In ?ta I.Kfi.
tub nuiCTOUAL vtrnc
Tiie FJcsioral ote of tbc 'Slates will be)
cast as lollows:
.... UW 3jM
.... 7.1S- 5.W
... 7.ki M
States. Cleve- IMalce
.Trknii .. I
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MtrMMSBia "" . 3
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Xew Haaiirbire 4
North- Carol ins II
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Souiii CudHaa....... 9
Tc-nncsSeo .". li
Wt 1rvinla 6
Total r 1ST
Necessary to a cbofe e. an.
Shot 11 r Aceident.
LmLK Rock, Aiul, November 17. A
carious accident luippencd yesterday to a
party of distinnbhrd citizens whe
went to roinsett County on r
hunting expnlltion. Tlie lany
was composed of Hon. Paul M. Cobbs
State Land Commissioner; Colonel Frank
Conn-ay, of Little Kock, and Dr. '. J. Rob
inson. of Mai rem. AVhile lmntins ou ihe
praine for blids they Ix-canie teparated,
and tlie Doctor (H-harxnl his gun into a
Irash which he discovered moving. A por
tion of tlie eonti-nts of lib weapon, loaded
Willi tiinMiot, entcrvtl Mr. Conway's face.
He was badly lacerated, and it Is feared
may oe the sfeht of his eyes. The eeutlo
men are all fast friend.
An AeriU nt.
Vasdaua, 1ll November 15. A party
of hunters belonging tu this city, while le
turnin; home last evening, met with an ac
cident near town. It beta; dark, the driver
could not see the way dearly, and in driv
ing over a bridge one of the front wheels
missed It. and striking a projecting timber
bmneht the vehicle to a sudden stop, pitch
ing tlie occupants violently out upon the
ground. Mr. S. B. Stout snsnlned a badly
brnsed hip, and was otherwise Injured
Internally. Tho remainder of tie party
luckily escaped with sllcbt Injuries. Tha
horses became Uttcfhsd Iron tile wages &ud
tan to totvn,
WEALTH OP THE WEST.
The Wealth Rrprorntett In the M. L m!f
St. Louis Mai, yovemUr li. An Ides
at tlie enormous wealth wif.cn iili be rrp
rcsci.ted by tlie delegates to the eattl: men
"onvention which will assemble here at
once, may be i-ained from the followius
referent to a part cf the coransnics anil
associations that hive sent ((derates thf
statement bein obtained from off cars ol
the various cnninie: Tlie larscst and
richest asso-latHm in the country, perhaps
. the Texas Live Stick Assoe-ation of
Texas, which cxb-mls nearly all over lh-
State and embraeei in its membership the
large number ot members of fourteen of
rxhat are known as district associations.
Wm. Lambert. Its s.'cretary, sajs the aso
eialinn umis 1.609.000 bead of cattle, the
sniBC number of sne-p and SsO.OJO horses
and a moderate estimate of their value
nnuUI be tMS,O0O,GW. Tlie deleicates of
this asm-uLon wear a blue silk badge at
tirbed to tlie cost with larza fie pointed
-JU sohl stars under which Is artistically
nrracbt a silver row wefcliin: about two
'innccs. The largest of a district organiza
tion in the State Is the Sotnncrn Texas Live
toe' A.wnSalion, whieli owns 429.000 head
f cattle. 45.0M horses, ami a large number of
-been, ail valne-1 at uver S.09O.00a Tliey
: liare 4.630.600 acres of land valued at
sll.ftJS,l)08. They emiJoy 50 men as
leniert Other haze district association
n Texas are the Northwest Texas Cattle
haU-rs' As.ocstioo. tlie Colorado and
irazm Cattlemen .Vociatimi, the l"an
Handle Live Stuck Association, the Colo
rado and Concho block Association, all of
v'ikHi own iffimeme herds, and send lare
leJeations to the contention. From ."Jew
Mexico seven .i.-4iciattons are reiiresenteil,
he largest of whidi N the Xortntm Xew
Mexico Cattle firowrrs' Association,
Tliose range praelically covers Col
ax, "Mora and San Miguel Conn
ties and embraces 15.008.000 aTcs
f land ou which 0,080 cattle ctaie, be
s des a larjrc number of horses. The other
sociitio;s of New Mexico arc s Anuia
Caliente w'.tli -140.000 cattle ami a capital of
s,500,000: the Wagon Jlountl .V-soclation
Willi 170,060 cattle and a capital of SiOOO.
000: tlie Lincoln Cmmty Association with
400.000 cattle and a ca;iiial of SSOOO.000;
the Central -New Mexico Association w itli
500.000 cattle and a capital of SG.000.OM;
the Dona Ana Asociatinn with 5,000 cat
tle aud a capital ot SI. 000. 000; theSontb
westcni Assoeiatkin with S0.0OO cattle with
a capital of $2,000,000. Of the ranches
owned or controllcl by SL Lnls men.
whose heatUiuarters are in thU city, the
Ianet interest Is that or Hunter i Earns
which embraces several ranches in Texas
Indian Territory. Kansas and Nebraska, and
has 2&5.OO0 cattle, a cairital of S-"C'J0,000.
and owns or controls by lease and other
w ise; 1 L3C4.OO0 acn- of laniL Next cocn-s
the Continental, with 95.003 cattle.
cailtal of S27.O00 ciid land amountint;
to Sil.S) acres. The Clark Cattle
and I-and CosBpany with $0,000 cattle;
capital $500,000 and land bOO.000 &re
The Nyrobrara Cattle Company with 31.000
cattle: capita! S203.000 and land 3.000.030
acres. The IUynor Cattle Company with
l.000 callle; capital 50.090 ami land
160.000 acres The SL Louis Cattle Cotr
pany, cattle. 1-vOOO: cawtaL .0.000: land,
taw.000 acres. Tliese w itli one or two small
concerns rdve an accrecatp cattle interest
oeratcd here of sei.OOO head of cattto.
$4.477.000 of capital ami 18.50a.SSO arre
of laud. Anion; the gentle-man most
prominrnlly sjxAen of as chairman of the
convention are Colonel R. D. Ilnnter. of St.
Louis who first suersted ho'din; the con
vention and wbo lias taken an active lart
in all the r'"e"Biinaiy arranrcments; Hon.
J. D. Sayers formerly IientenanMiov
eruor of Texas now represcntin one of
tlie districts ot that State in Centres-;
cx-Govenr C. A. Hadlev, of New Mcxirx;
Joseph 3L Cary, President of U:n Wyom
ing Stock (trowt-rs Association. andTlioma
Sturrres alsn of W)oniin. A larrenmnlier
of delegates from Colorado, New Mexico,
Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Kansas Nebraska.
JloaUtia. Indian Territory. Texas and
Louisiana arrived here to-day an-l to-nlzht,
and have maile tlie hotels very lively. Tlie
deliatc generally are unusually fine look
in? awl represent a fine wxly of men over
Sflw'rB; with plivslcj! awl mental vL-or and
aetirity, ami evhlen Jy mean business In its
fuUr-4 seusie. Tlie delegations held private
taaene-i dnrinr the day and tn-nlsht, a;
wMeh tt is nnder-toml the question or c
tablh4rin2 a national trail from Texas to
the extreme Nurt was dleu5cd. Texas
b anxious for the trait. The more Cen
tral ami Western States and Terrl
torios lave no particular objections
to it, bat there appears to be a rood
deal of enmwtittiHi in the Northwest.
Tlie subject w ill no doubt be vigorously
ili-cHSSetl in the enmenlien, and will be one
tif tho principal qstions before iL Quar
antine also received some attention and
was stroMsly opposed by tie Texas delega
tions who atlmeate the utmost freedom in
the merentent of cattle. Tho organization
of the convention was also incidentally
mentioned, and the general iiui.ression
stttbis to be that CohimJ Hoadley. of New
Maxieo. will be made ierraanciit Cltairatan.
Ex-linveruor ICoatt, of Colorado, and en
ral Bridtin. f Idaho, were anions tlio
Arn of for CbalnnaiL The Chieaso Liie
Stock ExelMRse has openeil headquarters at
the Soothrn Iteirt, and are actively look
ins after the r nUere-L Thoy will have no
voice in the o jventkm. not beim? in de(ca
liwi, but tbey exiect to exert a strong out
The rtrnarr CoaneiL
BALTUiom-, November 17. Saturday
the second solemn sesdon of Ike Plenary
Conned ef the Catholk- Church of the Uni
ted States was held at the Cathedral in tills
dty. Tlie Cathedral was crowded. Ardi
bisheps BIBis Mitred Abbotts lieadsot
reih-hms orders regular and secular, and
seminations were irecnL AreliWhopOlb
Uais ceuiied the thnme. 1'ontifical and
htch mass was celebrated by ArchbUhup
Wttltams. Tlie music was "ilfesa lapae
MarcellL It was sunc by two clioirs the
Sr-t compoMd of tlie inVial chanters of the
Council iixl forty Seijiinaruus; the second
wider the direction of llev. Joepli I'raf.
lietag eouiiDised of cicht voices tlw resulaj
eborus and two CecHian choirs ot tlio Catlie
dral and ot SL James Chnrch. Tliere was
also a itoultie ttartettc The sennon was
by Arcabisliop Elder, ot OnebinatL Sub
ject: "Tlie lilestboo;L" After tlie ser
mon, the second sotemn session of tlie
Council begun. In the evening Bbbor
Spauldlnr. of Pciria, preaclird on "Tlit
Ulglter Eilueatioii ot the Pristhood."
About thr N'lero.
New Yonii November 17. Captalc
James Moore, Bockvtlle Center, Lorn;
Isiaml, recrhed yesterday, a letter from his
nephew. Leonard Moore, first mate of the
English steamsUp XKem, wreeked on the
es of Sumatra eighteen months ago. Tlie
entire crew ol the steamer, twenty-eight
men. were wade jtrlsooers by natives and
taken inland where for eleven montlis they
wer-- sbjeetetl to agonteinc exierieuce.
Seven dted from starvation. Three escaped
to meet ptrbly a worse fate in the Jungle.
Tlie remainder were findly lonsometl by the
Ilrilin! (iovemmetrt, whieh paid 43,960 to
the la)ah for their release.
The Vunlan Jlall Service.
WAsnisKrros, Norembei 17. The report
of James S. Crawfonl, snperintendeat ot
forehrn mails, for the Sseal year ending Joue
30, 18SI. shows tlie tola! number of lette.-s
gntfromth United States was3S.-KS.015;
received. SS.404,0i5; postal cards sent,
LC7S.453: reeeited, l,-ibS.073; newspapers
and printed matter, prices seat. 2o.71-i.40l;
received, 21,747,7S4; amount estimated nec
essary for appropriation for the foreign
mall tervice for tlie fiscal yesr of 1SS3-SC,
is 425,009. for ocean mail transpcrtation,
end 575,000 for balance due foreign coun
tries, including the United States' portion
of the expenses of the ctemaUpial Uuresu
of the Postal VaJcp.
ffeportor the Cblrf of tha Rama cf An
WAsirntOTO-:. November 11 Dr. D. E.
Salmon, Chief ot the Bureau of Animal
Industry, lias submitted to the Commis
sioner of Agriculture a voluminous report
upon contagious diseases of animals the re
twrt being the result of experiments and
investigation made by the vetrrinary divis
ion. Considerable space Is given to a de
tailed history ot tlie recent outbreak among
Tattle in Kansas and descriptions of
its symptoms. Dr. Salmon reaches
the cencusion tliat the disease was
ergoUsin, due to eating the fungus
known as ergoL Upon tho treatment
and prevention of this disease, he says:
When tlie first slcns ot the disorder appear
the most important point to be attended to
is to make a complete change ot food and to
see tliat this is of pood quality, nutritions
and free from ergoL Itwouidalso be proper
to give as a doss of physic from one to two
pounds of epsotn salts in order to remove as
much as possible of tha poison still con
tained in the digestive organs and to follow
this with soft food, as mashes and roots. In
most severe cases, those In which part or a
limb is alreadr lifeless, treatment will avail
but little. Tlie greater number of cases, how
ever, have cot advanced to this stage when
lameness is Crst noticed, and these will be
greatly benefitted br removing tha cause
and placing the animal under conditions
favorable for resisting poison. A very Im
portant condition is warmth. Even when
tlie animals are fed large quantities of er
got they seldom suffer except In co!d
weather, and consequently In attempting to
cheek tlie advance of the disease advantage
should be taken of this fact by placing
tlie cattle in warm sheds. Another condi
tion, believed by some to liave mnch influ
ence in the development of ergotism. Is the
water supply. With plenty of water always
at hand it is believed larger quantities of
ergot may be taken for a lunger time than
.when the water supply is deficient
In cold winters, which occur over
so much of our cattle-raising country, it is
difficult to Induce cattle to take sufficient
amountjjf water; holes cut through the ics
soon freeze over and the weather Is fre
quently so severe tliat cattle will drink only
a few swallews of water before they will
leave to seek shelter from the cutting winds
and when, later in the day, they try to ob
tain more water. hn drinking holes are
frozen over. Where ergotism prevails
watering should receive close attention
Eigotism can proUibly beentlrelv prevented
by cutting bay before the seeds have formed.
Both In Missouri and Illinois 1 saw tlie
clearest examples of this. Hay composed
of the same kinds of grass eut upon the
same land, was free from ergot or largely
Infected with ir, according as It had been
cut green or ripe. This matter Is worthy ol
serious consideration, llay cut green Is
more digestible and In every way more
valuable titan that which if allowed to be
come ripe and waddr, and the latter is
mnch more liable to produce severe diseases
such as indigestion. Impaction and ergotism.
This fatal disorder may therefore be pre
vented in future by proper aud careful
A Tar-rlEe Kxploalon Near Toledo rar
ticular. Toledo, 0, November 13. A largo lot
of power stored in a shed on Delaware
Creek, tour miles from the city, exploded
at ten o'clock this morning. Tlie report
was heard forty miles ia ever.-direction.
Windows of houses in th quasler
of the city were generally broken. At
the Broadway school, three miles
from the scene, windows were smashed, aud
scholars' slates liolding windows up were
broken. Several persons working in the
shed were seen tuning and shouting: Every
body near took this as a sign of danger and
fled A terrific, explosion followed but
ali were far enough away to escape
except an old man called Fred who had
charge ot the shed He had got some dis
tance away, but was thrown down ant his
hair scorched by the explosion. A spring
wagon containing a msn and thrpj
women in the road a hundred
yards away was blown into the
ditch, but no one was seriously Injured.
F-Ticcs were leveled In the vicinity and
limbs blown from the trees. The rains Ig
nited from tho cxpln-lon. Men arc fighting
the fire to keep it from "reaching a large lot
of petroleum stored near by.
Toor Out Amrrle-tn Forts,
WAStn-wroy, D. C November It J.)
IL Saunders agent ot the United Stale
DejartiBCiit of Agr'calinre tosltecd the In
ternationa! Exhibition at Hamburg, in a
report recently submitted to the
Commissioner of Agiieulture, says:
-So far as I could gather, it I gen
erally conceded tliat whenever an inspec
tion of our ierk L made under careful Gov
ernmental supervision, similar to that now
made by the German authorities there will
be no objection to Its sale hi Germany. In
deed, it strikes me that were such inspee
l' 11 made there would be sieh a strong pres
sure brought to bear upon the German Gov
ernment by their own people that the em
bargo would be jeedily removed SbouW
farther experiments confirm what has been
pattially shewn, that thorough curiug In
salt destroys the vitality of triehinw as
to reduce dinger from meat which
haTe been thnronghly cured by this pro
cess to almost no'hiiig. it will doubtless be
a sttong point In our favor, and proper pre
sentation of tlie facts to the German Gov
ernment, should this be clearly croven,
ought at ones to bo made. Until this fact
is clearly established, however, ami In the
absence of any pretene at Inspection of
American meats cither under Governmental
or individual supervision, the position of the
German Government 14 awoiuteiy souna
upon tills question, and canfot be assailed
without first demonstrating that their own
inspection Is ueles.
Allkxtowx. Pa-, November 14. Some
time ago John J. Shadt or this city, sent a
beautifully finished horse shoe, bearing the
words "Luck to Grover Cleveland' The
following acknowledgement was received
today: "Since the receipt of your present
Mm- contest has fc-en deckled in favor of tha
party which I represent I shall give due
rrcdlt to the horse shoe for what tas a-
reodv laened ami sball rarefullj pre-
-etve It m the Iiope that it may briftr sue-
- to ray efforts to give the people good
Wc commend to every reader who
s troubled vrith skeptical donhts the
example of "Mother Strickland." as wo
called her. a venerable lady, whom all
uVli:hted to oftun visit and chat with,
after she had Ixx-ouie too apeil to lcavo
herhonse. An elderly nriphbor when
talking with her jtwut tho Bible re
marked: Well. Mother Strickland,
there are a preat manv things in it that
w? eau't understand.'' Her quick re
sponsv was: "Well, there are a gr i
many thing we can understand, and
tlieni's enough for nic" Prairie
The day of tho crazy quilt are
numbered. An American manufacturer
ha comiOM.tl a new style of silk quilt
called tho "Queen Anne." It is made
of quarters and diamonds of silk hand
kerdiiefs. to arraaged a to form a
most elegant piece of patchwork. The
inventor intends, however, to monopo
lize this peculiar silk quilt business, and
has applied for a patent. Ckiwjo
Tno scaffold on the top of the
Washington monument is now higher
than any other structure ever ere;t(ib7
THE PUBLIC REVENUE.
Annual Eeport or tha Commlulontr of Ia
trrnal UcTeane latemtlnff Ilgure.
Wasiiisotos, November 19. The aa
naal report of Hon. Walter Evans Cora
mtsaioner ct Internal Bevenus, for the fiscal
year ended June 30, 1SS4, has been sub
mitted to the Secretary ot the Treasury.
The total receipts from all sources of inttr
cal revenue taxation for the year Is J121,
r90,03) as compared with $ 14433,- for
the year 1533, $14W2L273 for the year
1SS2, $11L52-L273 for the year 1S32, ana
51S3,239,?12 for the year 183L It is esti
mated tliat $115,000,000 will be calieeied
the present fiscal year. The payment of
tax on the large produrt'oa of spirits in
ltTSl was a natural factor In tha collections
ciirinc the past vear. The Commissioner
says a falling o3 is anticipated the present
year, will tuilow Iruiu the dilninishctf quan
tities ot becrbon and rye whiskies produced
ln 1SS-J, nn which the tax wili mature the
current fiscal year. Another cause con
tributing to the reduction of re
ceipts will be the largely Increased ex
wrtatioa of spirits ln bond, on which, for
various reasons, owners can not pay tax,
Something like 10.000,000 gallons already
have been forced abroad during the current
calendar year because of Uie stagnation in
trade and the refusal ot Congress to extend
the bonded periods. A comparative state
ment of receipts for tlie fiscal years 1SS3
and lESt show a decrease of 516,041,850;
froai tobacco, an increase ef 92236,810;
from sprits an Increase of 51,1SJ,"KW; from
fermented liquors, a decrease ot -10,642,40i;
from laces under repealed laws anil penal
ties, making a total decrease ot 53.96305.
The cost ot collection tlie past year was SV
100.45L as compared with 13,105,057 in
1S&S. This includes 558,000 for accounts
storekeepers and (augers for the last half of
June. 18S4. ha. were not paid owing to th
appropriation being exhausted, and fur
which deficiency an appropriatioa will be
cenled. Total expenses were a little legs
tlian 4 1-5 pet cent a' the amount collected.
Tho Commissioner says the diminution of
the gross receipts could not proportionately
affect the cost of collecLon. as nearly the
same force had to be retained. During the
year 377 stills were seized and 933 persons
arrested for engaging in illicit distillation.
The Commissioner says strong representa
tions were made in vain to Congress at Its
last session against tlie poiicy of redadnj
the force of revenue, agents below the num
ber ot thirty-rive fixed in Lhe revised stat
utes. Only twenty can now be legally em-p.oye-L
This leaves too maay avenues for
f niid exposed, and the Commissioner says
he fears it wdl result In much Injury, as It
is difficult for any one man eScienUy to do
the work belonging to a revenue agent in
territory embracing sometimes three or
more States and never less than two. By
comparing tie receipts
rou THE LAST FISCAL TEAR.
with those for the fiscal year immediately
preceding it, the decrease of revenue from
tobacco was SlCOtLtst, and by comparing
thuse receipts with the receipts for the fiscal
year ended June 30, lb32, the decrease was
Sil,3Z3ii. The last comparison more
nearly shows the effect of the reduction of
the tax on tobacco under the act of March 3,
IS;-, for the collections of those two fiscal
years were made under the different rat&
of tax. Cut this comparison Is not complete,
owing to the fact that the production of
tobacco, snuff and cigars for the past fiscal
year shuws a large Increase over the pro
dHction for the fiscal year ended June 30,
lsi a decrease in receipts rnninami with
the fiscal ear 15S3 was 58.648,3iS on chew
ing auu SUIUI..U,. tobacco, 5'o.,ail ou snuft,
$VUC410 on cigars and $475,556 on
cigarettes. There was an mcrrase of forty
one in the number of grain distilleries regis
tered the last fiscal year, and a decrease o(
eighteen In tlie number operated. Tne in
crease .a the number occurs as was th
case In tlie preceding fiscal yeir, in
the class of distilleries having suullei
capacities for the production ot
spiriu. In the class of larger d'stilleries a
very decided reduction occurs both in the
number registcied and the number operated
The quantity of grain used In the prodne
tion of spirits the past fiscal year was IS,
9i7,9S3 bushels an increase of 243,195 bush
els above the amount used In the preceding
fiscal year, but 5,13797 bushels lets than
tlie average of the last five years. A cor
responding increase appears U the number
of gallons produced from grain during the
year, 73,9Lisl gallon', an excess sf 1,439,
406 gallons over 18S3. The eiuantlty ol
molasses used fur the production ot rum tat
fiscal year was 2.259.53 gallons, a deereas
of 1 1S.570 gallons from the year previous
aud a decrease 255,45:! gallons from the
average of the last five years. The quan
tity of nim distilled from molasset
was l,71L15s gallons a decrease ol
90.S02 gallons from 1SS3 and a decrease
of 204.G74 gallons the last fife years.
A comparative statement of spirits ol
the different kinds known to th" trade re
maining in warehouses at the tlose of the
fiscal years 1SS3 and 1684 sliows that whllt
there was mcrrase in tha stock of alcohol,
gin. hlgbwines and pure spirits held in bond
June 38, lS-"4. over tlie quantity held Jons
S8. ISS2, ef 753.253 gallons there was an
actual decrease in otaer trades of spirits
principally in bourbon and rye whiskies ot
17,750,601 gallons or a net decreaso ol
1,9J7,142 gallons of the spirits held In bond
June 30. 1SS1. nearly two-thirds of which
was bourbon whisky. The quantity ol
spirits produced and deposited in distillery
warehouses during the fiscal year 1SS3 wai
greater by 1.422.431 gallons. The quantity
of spirits withdrawn from distillery ware
houses tlie fiscal year. Is greater than the
quantity withdrawn during tlie year of 1S33
bv 3.93L2S7 gallons. The number of gallons
of each kind of spirits removed for ex
port the first thrie montlis ot the present
fiscal year was 3,Si7,S31, as against 732.384
gallons removed the corresronding period of
the last fiscal year. The quantity of dis
tilled spirits removed in bond the past fiscal
year was 9,5So,7S gallons against 82V
427 gallons the previous year. The quan
tity of distilled sprits In the United States
except wfcat may be In customs hooded
warehouses tlie 1st of October. ISM, was
Ml!10.521 gallons. Tlie total assessments
made last year were 9,43i224. the increase
aver the previous betas in the tax on dis
tilled spirits remaining In the warehouss
over three years. The estimate of the ex
penses of the internal revenue services for
the rxal year endln? Jane 30, issa,art
S4.9S4.3iW. The recommendation for sal
ar Ci of collectors are based oa the estimate
of their probable collections.
Thank. glTing Ir.
Waiiixgtjv. November 10. The Presl-
iiiit has issued the following proclamation
The season is n:gh when it is the yearly
wont of this people to observe a day ap
pointed for tlm purpose oy tne iTotaentas
an especial occasion for thanksgiving unto
G01L .w, uiereiore. in recogniuon o;
this hallowed castom. L Chester A. Arthur,
President of the United States do hereby
designate as such day of general Thanks
giviftc Thursday, the 27th of this present
November, and I do reccniuiend thst
throughout the land, people, ceasing from
their accustomed occupations do then keep
it a holiday at their several Louies and their
several places of worship, and with hear
ami voice pay reverent acknowlutgment tc
the Giver of all Good for the counties,
blessings wherewith He has visited this na
tion. Stint by mo Officer.
New OnLEAXs. November IL Sam
Johnson, colored. was shot and killed last
night at tho comer ot Foster and Royal
Streets by Charles Hyle. who was In com
pany u it h Special Officer Duprc. Johnson
resisted being arrested by Dupre and shot at
the officer, striking him hi the forehead,
when llyie fired at Johnson, hililcg hta,
11 ,jy I !
Killed far JffhJL
PALEsnsr. Tex, November ll.-y-Lxsl
night, at a late hour, daring tho Jollifica
tion, City Marshal Chris Kct-ers shot and
killed John Child. Child persisted la
attacking Rogers, until tlie Marshal UIIsW
hlo. Eoger was ff'-ay-jp-f 1,000.
PENSIONS AND CftO-PS.
Brport of ConadMkxr f ranrfwn
DadJey asd AcricrUtonl Bifsllaul
3-IxareaTh Number aad Cart at tat
Nation's rxutosen Tfce Oattoa. Cms
and Potato Crop.
Washdgtot, D. CXovf turn
Commissioner of Peasloas DaiMr, 1st
his annual report for the last 1bmI
years, says that at the close ef the
year there were 322,756 pcnsloaeas aw
the rolls classified as follows: 219,9k
army Invalids; 75,826 array whlows,
minor children aad depeadeat relotkesi
2,616 navy Invalids; I.9SS aary wMowa,
minor children aad depeadeat iJa
tlves; 3,833 sarrlvors of -the war mt
1812, and 19,512 widows of those who
served la that war. During the year
the names of 35;13 peasloaera
added to the roll aad 1G,2I
dropped for various causes, leavtog a
net increase to the number oa the -rati
ot 19,038. The amount paid for pen
sions during: the year was 5,98Ir.
Since 1SCI 52t32t disability cbiw aad
323,462 death claims hare bees 4ted.
Of the Invalid claims 272,621, aad of the
death claims 213,032 have been allowed.
At the rate claims have beea filed for Ike
past few years the close. of they-irise
will undoubtedly show 1,000,000 chUaM
filed for pensions since 1861. The total
amount which has beea disbursed te -pensioners
sirse 1861 is 9678,346,834.
So general had been the cor-sfJ!-
from applicants for pensloa of taahBHr
to ascertain the whereabouts of compaay,
officers and comrades, of tea dei crtlasr tiM
allowance ot a claim for want - testi
mony from thcte witnesses, and taa com
parative limited resources of the special
examination service to supply the waat la
the Urge number of cases of this charac
ter that the Commissloaer deemed tt aee
essary to Inaugurate some raeAod where
by the Post-or2ce addresses of as large a
aumber as possible of the s-arriTtec
soldiers of the late war be -sroearetf aad
compiled into a permanent record con
venient for reference. With this oWcet
in view, suitably prepared printed sltoa
for name, rank, company, rcgimcat aad
Post-office address were accordlaaly-
sent out to Grand Array BepaWfe
Posts, and as early as April last a saliciarK m
number had been completed aad reutivd
so that their arrangement, aecordlatr to
military service, could be conmeacea.
In addition to this the examiners la the
Pension OCce were required to nose the
names of all witnesses who had beea ha
the service which they met with latfce
examination of clslms so that f raai tads
source alone some 150,000 aaraes were se
cured. It is expected that by Jaaaary
next there will be arranged aad ready Jar
Lmmedlate reference a record at"
between COO.000 aad 700,000 aaraes.
The practical use of this rec
ord became tamedlatcrr ap-aareat
as soon as reference could be made to It,
and the liformation furnished by it "aa
proved of material service in the atj
cation of claim, both as to expedkl
(he work and the ascertainment of the
necessary facts. Many Inetaacea arise
which could be dted, If ntcesaary, show
ing the inability of claimants to procare
material testimony for want of kaewledge
of their comrades' whereaboats, wfckfc
the information afforded by this rcoord
relieves, and often is the meaas of aot
only establishing the right to a peaafea,
but of opening the wit to defeat aa aa-ju-st
The Commissioner observes that tfce
system of settlement of pension cbUaw
has properlr claimed the serious coasld
eration of Congress for the past two ses
sions. It has not thus far beea deeraed
wise to change this system, Imperfect aa
It may seem la its operations ia setae
cases, and remedial legislation has beea
proposed which should take from the
claimant some of the burdens which la
their operations amount to a practical
denial of his claim. On the subject of
remedial legislation the Commiseioaer
-ontents himself by briefly referrtacW
and recommending the passage of the o4U
embracing his recommendations reported
to the Senate, apd placed on the calcatlac
in May last, where it still reraala.
Wasuccgtox, D. CXoTcm-r-r It.
The November returns of cottoa to Hm
Department ot Agriculture relate to Use
rleld Der acre, and show the effects of the
long continued drought ln rcdociag re-
dnction. The lateness ot xaitag twata
has less effect than usual la ejuargiatr she
yield, as the vitality of the plants was toe-
nearly exhausted to produce a to crop.
The drought had sot been broken at some
points ou the Gulf coast at the date ot re
lower turns. The indicated yield per acre la
in nearly every State thin In the ceaeaa
year, which was one of average pro
duction. The lowest yields are aowaataea
in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Texas.
The reduction this yenr Is very marked ia
Louisiana and Arkansas, the region of
most productive cotton lands. The -returns
by States indicate the yield per
acre as follows, the figures being saeject
to modification by fuller returns: Vlr
glnli. 180 pountls; North Carolina, 175;
South Carolina, 152; Georgia, 133; TJa
da, 1C3; Alabama, ISO; Mil ill rind. MN
Louisiana, 190; Texas, 13; Aaatsstatv
200; Tennessee, 160.
Tho lndlcatIoapfct to a cm .
what larger than that of 1883, gathered la
unusually fine condition, of good color,
unstained by storms and f ree frora trash
and dirt. .....
The returns of the rate of yield of cons
indicate a product somewhat la excesa
of 1,800,000,000 bushels, or aa are
rat's a small fraction above twtfT-lx
bushels per acre. The best yields are, aa
In 1883, in what has been deslgaatoa the
great American desert. The "arid re
gions" la the vicinity of the haadredth
meridian have produced heavy crefw of
maize of high quality. Thar, llae oi
longitude has ceased to be aa absetate,
barrier to corn production, or geaeral
farming. The quality of cora Is bettor.
than In 1SS3, nearly everywhere, aad ia
the Northern belt it is worth twenty-
to seventy-five percent, more.
The potato crop is nearly aa avenge
yield, or ninety bushels per acre, aad ex
cecds 190,000,000 bushels.
Going to the Mlne-The CaaarHan -faeMe.
FosTLOCD, Oas, November M.
Pnrtland.was vesteruaT Placed ia tele
graphic communication with the Xastera
States by the completion of anew llae ores
the Oregon Shcrt Line.
Flattering reporta having been reee-red
here from the Cceur d'Alene mines, l8e
numbers of men arc leaving dally for the
mines. Parties coming ia from ldoac
the Hue of the Canadian Pacific Railroad
say the road Is belngrushed eaergetiealiy,
and but 270 miles yet remains aaeota
pleted. A large force is eaployed at
rnela gam's Can Toaairj "Baard.
Fujuid Einru, Pa-, if oreaaJnr 3.
Members ot the Gtm Foaadry Board of
the United States Goverawf wjat to
lie Bothlthem Iron Wot, atattMshii,
vesterusymoralng. They xete-faed bat
evening. There will be ao far-aW ! if
rdconference with steel laiiaahntotors,
though the Soard wfll WMtrta t aslB'
nestings at the roojaa of the AJaaricaa
Iroaaad Steel AssoetaHota, lor tkt iri.
pose of talking wttk. WhMwto
whom they have aade layifissf nrs The
next place to be visited Ss Mm Peeasrl
vaata Sted Works at Steettoa. seal.
Uarrishurg, whlttter the Botrd trfli 0 of
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