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NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Senate, Dec. 17. The Consular and Diplo
matic bill was reported from the committee
tnd panned. Several bills were called up and
placed on the calendar. Consideration waa
resumed of the Blaine resolution regarding,
the constitutional rights of citizens, which as
amended, waa finally agreed to yeas, 5fl;
nays, rl: A resolution waa adopted providing
for a holiday recess from Dec. 20 to Jan. 7.
Imue. Several bills were Introduced and
referred, when the House went Into Commit
tee of the Whole on the bill appropriating
I '190,000 to meet the deficiency In the appro
priation for postal mall service, and prohibit
ing any Increase In the postal car service dur
ing the present year. A general discussion
followed, and aftesa number of amendments
had been offered and rejected the bill passed,
and the House adjourned.
ttenate, Dee. 18. Mr. Davis, of West Vir
ginia introduced a bill making an appropria
tion for continuing the Improvement of the
Monongahela River referred. Mr. Beck
called up the bill introduced by hlra on the
lrtth, repealing certain sections of the revised
statutes prescribing additional causes of dis
qualification, and challenge of, and additional
oath for grand and petit Jurors, which, after
discussion, was referred to the Committee on
the Revision of the Laws. The House bill
giving twenty condemned cannon to the Cus
ter monument at West Point was passed.
Pending discussion on the bill to amend the
statutes In relation to patents the Senate went
Into executive session and when the
doors reopened the following bills were
passed. Appropriating 50,000 to pay
the necessary expenses Incurred by
the committees of the Senate and House in
investigating Into the causes and prevention
of epidemic diseases; to amend the pout
eomL'aliu clause of the Armv Appropriation
bill for the present fiscal year, so as to pro
vide that It shall not be construed to apply to
any part of the army, or portion thereof en
gaged In the protection of life and property
in the States and Territories subject to Indian
Insurrection; the Pension Appropriation bill,
without any material amendments. The Sen
ate insisted upon its amendments to the Con
sular and Diplomatic and Fortification Appro
priation bills, and committees of conference
on those bills were ordered.
Ifoiue. The Senate amendment to the ad
journment resolution extending the recess
from Dec. 30 to Jan. 7, was concurred in. The
Senate amendments to the Fortification aud
Consular and Diplomatic bills were non-concurred
In. The bill appropriating r0,000 for
expenses of the Commit tee on the Yellow Fever
Epidemic was passed. The House then went In
to Committee of the Whole on the Indian Ap
propriation bill, and the amendment provid
ing that Interest due to Winnebago Indians
hail be paid to authorized chiefs of the na
tion, waa defeated, when the committee rose
without further action. The committee on
the transfer of the Indian Bureau were given
until the first of February to make their re
port. The following bills were Introduced and
referred: Giving Jurisdiction to the District
and Circuit Courts of Kansas over the Indian
Territory; for the improvement of Yellow
stone National Park. Adjourned.
Senate, Dee. 19. A communication waa re
ceived from the Supervisor of Elections at
New York, suggesting amendments to the
naturalization laws referred. Mr. Chrlstian
cy reported a substitute to Mr. Beck's bill to
repeal certain sections of the Revised Statutes
ordered printed and placed on the calendar.
Messrs. Windom, Allison and Withers ware
appointed as a Conference Committee on the
part of the Senate on the Fortification Appro
priation bill, anil Messrs. Windom, Dorscy
and Wallace, of Pennsylvania, on the Con
sular and Diplomatic Appropriation bill.
The bill to amend the patent laws
was taken up, and several amendments
were offered and rejected; pending discussion
further consideration of the bill was post
poned until Jan. 7. Mr. Dorscy, from the
Committee on Appropriations, reported favor
ably on the House bill to provide for the de
ficiency in transportation of mails by railroads.
Mr. McDonald introduced a bill to reimburse
several States for Interest paid on war loans
and for other purposes referred. The House
bill to fix the rate of interest on bonds au
thorized by said act to be Issued by the Com
missioners of the District of Columbia was
taken up and passed. Messrs. Teller, Came
ron, of Wisconsin, Klrkwood, Hoar and Mc
Millan were appointed as the Select Com
mittee to inquire whether the constitutional
rights of citizens were violated at the recent
elections in accordance with Mr. Blaine's res
olution passed on the 17th. A resolution was
adopted instructing the Census Committee to
Inquire into the advisability of Including In
the next census the total number of pension
ers of Indian blood in Indian Territory, num
ber of mixed bloods, white members of tribes
by marriage, property owned, extent of agri
culture, number of schools and children at
tending. The House Joint resolution extend
ing the time for a Joint Committee on the
transfer of the Indian Bureau to report was
passed. The House bill appropriating $450,
000 for the transportation of malls by railroad
1owu. J. G. Young took the seat made
Vacant by the death of J. J. Leonard, of
Louisiana. The House went into Committee
of the Whole on the Indian Appropriation
bill. Mr. Throckmorton offered an amend
ment providing that no Indians living out
side of Indian Territory shall be moved
into bat Territory unless authorized by
act of Congress; after discussion, Mr.
Atkins moved as a substitute for the
amendment, an amendment limiting the pro
hibition to the Indians of Arizona and New
Mexico, which waa adopted. On motion of
Mr. Scales, the number of Indian police waa
reduced to 400 privates and fifty officers. The
committee rose and reported the bill to the
House, where, by a separate vote the amend
ment was adopted, and the bill then passed.
Messrs, Durham, Clymer and Smith, of Penu
sylvanio, and Messra. Baker,t)f Indiana, Cly
uier aud Singleton, were appointed on the con
ference committees on the part of the House
on the Military, Academy and Fortification
Appropriation bills respectively. Adjourned.
Semite, Dec. 20. After some discussion of
the bill Introduced by Mr. Beck to repeal sec'
tion 83) of the Revised Statutes, the Senate
weot into executive session, and when the
doors were reopened Mr. Beck withdrew his
amendment to the bill to repeal section 8'JO so
as to read 821 ; also In regard to the teat oath
The bill to repeal the flist named section then
passed without opposition, and the Senate ad-
Jourued until Jan 7, 1879.
Jlouat. The following bills were passed:
The Senate bill authorizing payment to the
State of Tennessee for keeping United States
military prisoners; removing the political dis
abilities of J. M. Bell, Georgia, William Ward,
Virginia, and M. Klmbell, Missouri; const!
tutlng Portsmouth, Ohio, a port of delivery;
for the relief of Mrs. Louisa Mansfield, widow
of Gvn. Mansfield. Several communications
were laid before the House, among them
one from Secretary Sherman in answer to
the resolutions calling tor information a
to what balance on loan accounts waa
stauding to the credit of the United
kit ate in any National bank from March,
1S7B, to the present time. The letter stated
that there were no balances on loan accounts
standing to the credit of the United States
Treasury in any National Bank during that
time. The banks which held such balances
bad been made depositories under the law
The large balance held by the First National
Bank of New York was caused by a temporary
deposit of the proceeds of the four and one-
bull per cent, bonds and the large subscrip
tions of that bank to the four per cent. loan.
jar. Hewitt asked, in order to avoid read
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PEliUYSBUItG, WOOD CO., OHIO, FMDAY, DECEMBER 27, .1878.
$1.50 IN ADVANCE.
Ing the schedule, to have read the de
posit to the debit of the First National
Bank. Mr. Townsend wanted It all read.
Objections were made, when Mr. Hewitt
desired to recall his amendment, which waa
also objected to, when that gentleman amid
great confusion and cries of order said that
what he wanted the world to know is that
there has been for six months an average sum
of 30,000,000 to the credit of the United States
at that hank, as near as he could majie out.
Mr. Springer hoped that Mr. Hewitt's words
would be read at the clerk's desk In order to
give the House a chance to hear them, as they
were a serious arraignment of one of the de
partments. The communication was then re
ferred to the Ways and Means Committee.
Adjourned until Jan. 7, 1879.
Mrs. Emily L. Dlllman has been appointed
Postmistress at Toledo.
The Senate, on the 17th, confirmed a large
numlxT of nominations, Including Consuls,
Collectors of Customs, Postmasters and ap
pointments for promotion In the army, made
during the recess of Congress.
Exclusive of all demands thy Treasurer ex
pects to have 135,000,000 coin on January 1,
with which to resume specie payments.
The Secretary of the Treasury has autho
rized the payment of the coupon Interest on
the public debt, falling due In January, with
out rebate, and In coin 01 currency as the
claimant may prefer.
Chairman Potter and Gen. Cox will he the
sub-committee of the Potter Investigating
Committee to continue the Investigation In
Louisiana. They expect to finish before Con
gress reassem nles.
Bayard Taylor, United States Minister to
Berlin, died in that city on the afternoon of
the 19th. Mr. Taylor hail been unwell for
some time, and recently had an operation
performed, after hich It was reported that
he was Improving, and great hopes were en
tertained of his final recovery. The fatal
symptoms came on suddenly. He had been
out of bed, and transacted some business with
officials of the American Legation on the 18th.
Secretary Schurz received a telegram from
the Governor of Washington Territory on the
19th stating that the news from the vicinity
of the reported Indian troubles was favorable
for a peaceable settlement of the difficulties.
The friends of Gov. Hartranft, of Pennsyl
vania, are urging his claims upon the Presi
dent for the Berlin mission, made vacant by
the deat h of Bayard Taylor.
Gen. A. S. Williams, Democratic Represen
tative in Congress from the Detroit, Mich.,
District, died at Washington on the 21st.
Secretary Sherman has issued a circular to
customs officers authorizing them to receive,
after the 1st of January, United States notes
a well as gold coin and standard silver
dollars in payment of duties on Imports.
Congressman Beverly B. Douglas, of Vir
ginia, died at Washington, on the 22.1, after a
At New York City, on the 17th, for the first
time since the suspension of specie payments
in ISrU, gold sold at par.
Gov. Hartranft respited Martin Bergln, the
Molly Magulre who was to have been hung at
Pottsville, Pa., on the 11th, until Jan. 16.
The officers of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum,
Mount Sinai Hospital and the Home for Aged
and Infirm Hebrews have declined an offer of
gift of money from Mrs. A. T. Stewart
through Judge Hilton.
Jack Keboe, the notorious chief of the Mol-
Ue Maguires, was banged at Pottsville, Pa.,
on the 18th. Before the rope was adjusted,
be stepped to the front of the platform and
declared that he was not guilty of the mur
der of Langdou, and that be never saw the
The deposits in the Savings Banks of Mas
sachusetts during the past year hare decreas
ed about 27,500,000, and the number of de
positors nearly 80,000.
Mrs. Minich and her child, of Treichlers,
Pa., were burned to death on the 19th. The
child's clothing accidentally caught fire and
the mother attempted to extinguish . the
flames, when ber own clothing took fire and
The suit of James E. Whalen against Gen.
Sheridan for the recovery of over 400,000 for
the seizure of Killona plantation, in St
Charles parish, La,, and the ejectment of
Wbalen, In August, 1807, while the General
was acting as military Governor of that State,
resulted In favor of Gen. Sheridan. The suit
was tried In the United States Circuit Court
at New York, and terminated on the 20th. A
motion will be made for a new trial.
The Russian steamships, built at Philadel
phia, left that port on the 21st.
Stephen D. Richardson, chaged with the
murder of Mrs. Harlson and three children In
Kearney County, Neb., Dec. 8, and hiding the
bodies under a haystack, was arrested near
Steubenvllle, Ohio, on the 20th. He made a con
fession on the 32d stating that beside the mur
der of Mrs. Harlson and her children he bad
killed two other persons making six murders
Patrick Rourke and family, consisting of
five children, living at Cohoes, N. Y., were
consumed by the burning of their home on
the night of the 18th.
O'Leary and Campana began a six days'
walking match in Gillmore'a Garden, Now
York City, on the morning of the 22d.
WEST AND SOUTH.
named Frank Goodhue, at Chippewa Falls,
Wis., on the night of the ltlth, by a mob who
placed a rope around his neck and dragged
him bait a block, when be managed to escape.
He was recaptured by the Sherlil on the fol
lowing morning and a strong guard detailed
to prevent any further violence.
Fears are entertained of another Indian out
break In Washington Territory. A pow un
der the command of a Sheriff went to Chief
Moses' camp for th purpose of arresting
some Indians implicated in the murder of sev
eral whites lu the recent Indian troubles
there, when they were met by Chief Moses
and his band of well-armed warriors in war
paint and with the most hostile demonstra
tions. The Sheriff retreated and sent for aid
Gen. Howard claims that the body of whites
who went to make the arrest are acting with
out authority and will be apt to plunge the
country into hostilities forthwith. The sub
Ject baa beeu referred to the Secretary of the
Interior who will take prompt action in the
The carpet establishment of B. C. Powell
and the Jewelry store and manufactory of
Jaccard & Co., St. Louts, Mo., each occupying
a five-story building, were destroyed by fire
on the night of the 17th. Jaccard's building
was valued at 250,000, on which there waa au
Insurance of (U5,00t). Powell's stock was
valued at (75,000 and Insured tor 50,000.
The roof of Frank's Hull, at Kansas City,
Mo., fell In on the evening of the 17th, by the
great weight of snow on it, and the building
was almost entirely demolished. One man
was killed and several ethers seriously lu
The Indians at Red Cloud Agency are re'
ported to be out of provisions, and there
no immedtute prospect of supply, tie In
dians are growing uneasy aud Gen. Ham
mond Is there trylug to smooth over matters.
Representatives of thirty or forty railroads
centering at Chicago, and their connections,
held a meeting in that city on the 18th, aud
adopted a resolution to pool all business from
Chicago, to restore rates at once and to make
The south wall of Powell's carpet-store,
St. Louis, burned on the 17th, fell upon Alex
ander's drug store, on the morning of
18th, crashing through to the ground, and
completely destroying th building and eon'
A convention of persons Interested In Lnko
navigation was held at Chicago on the lSth
and lilth. Resolutions were adopted asking
Congress to make appropriations for the Im
provement of the channels between Lakes Su
perior and Huron, the 8t. Clair flats at the De
troit River; the early Improvement of the
harbor at the head of Lake Superior, and the
Immediate acceptance by the United States of
St. Mary's Canal In accordance with the offer
of the State of Michigan, made April 3, 1801).
A passenger train on the Grand Rapids and
Indiana Railway, near Plalnwell, Mich., on the
19th, struckacuttercontalnlngjohn Mclndre,
his wife and three children. Mclndre was
Instantly killed, and his wife and one child
The contract for building the Missouri divi
sion of the Northern Paclnc Railroad was let,
on the 19th. The first 100 miles under this
contract Is to be completed by the first of next
November. A revision of the surveys of the
second 100 miles to Yellowstone was ordered,
preparatory to letting work on that.
The Indianapolis Savings Bank went Into
liquidation on the 20th, under the direction of
the Auditor of the State.
John Postoak, a Creek Indian, and James
Dlggs, colored, were executed on the same
gallows at Fort Smith, Ark., on the 20lh.
The St. Louis & Illinois bridge waa sold on
the 20th under a forclosure of the first and
second mortgage bonds. The price paid was
2,000,000, and the purchasers a number of
bondholders, who will form a new company
called the St. Louis Bridge Company.
J. .VI. Douglass, Indian Agent at Yankton
Agency, denies the report telegraphed from
Yankton to the effect that about seventy-five
Indians bad left his agency In pursuit of food.
About forty were given leave of absence to
make a short visit to a point below, but they
took their own provisions and returned in
good season. The Yankton Indians are doing
well in matters of education and self-support,
and have enough food and clothing.
The captured Cheyenne Indians are to be
taken to Fort Leavenworth with a view of
Identifying those guilty of outrages during
their receut raid through the States, and all
such will be turned over to the civil authori
ties for trial.
Two colored men summoned to appear be
fore the Uuited States Grand Jury at New
Orleans, as witnesses In the election troubles
were taken from the steamer Danube, at Cale
donia, La., by a constable who presented a
warrant for their arrest, aud started with
them toward Shreveport. When a short dis
tance from town a mob took the prisoners
from the constable and nothing more has been
heard of them. They are supposed to have
The State Canvassing Board of Florida com
pleted the canvass of the disputed Congres-
ional District on the 2lst, and gave the cer
tificate to Hall, Dem.. his majority being thir
teen. Two counties were thrown out, Bre
vard, which gave a Democratic majority, and
Madison County, which gave a Republican
Jellalabad has been occupied by Gen. Mac-
Romer, the alleged American citizen ar
rested and Imprisoned at Constantinople for
conspiracy, appears to have engaged in such
enterprises before. He was concerned in a
conspiracy in Syria, and has traveled under
several different names.
The British House of Commons adopted
Stanhope's resolution on the 17th, providing
that the expenses of the Afghan war be paid
out of the Indian revenues. Parliament has
adjourned until Feb. 13, 1879.
Gladstone will be a candidate at Midlothian,
at the next election, for the House of Com
mons. The new Italian Cabinet is constituted ex
clusively from members of the Left.
resolution has been adopted by the Prus
sian Chamber of Deputies, asking the Gov
ernment to transfer the control of Prussian
railways to the Empire as speedily as possible.
A Liverpool dispatch, on the ISth, says it is
many years since working classes endured
such distress and privation. At Bristol,
Wigan, Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire
and Stoke-on-Trent, there are large numbers
of unemployed and suffering, while at Glas
gow the depression and distress are unexam
pled. An example is to be made of the natives
who attacked the British camp at All Musjid.
Troops have beeu sent to surprise their vil
lages aud inflict rigorous punishment upon
all who were engaged in the attack.
The Russian mission at Cabul bas been
formally and officially withdrawn.
The Turkish Government will expel Romer,
the American recently arrested In Constanti
nople for conspiracy.
Lord Beaconsfield, In receiving the testi
monial from the British residents In Califor
nia, 011 the 19th, said that on bis return from
Berlin he was much gratified at the recogni
tion of his efforts received from the colonies,
but this testimonial from British residents of
a great country like the United States was es
The 0lciitl Gazette, at Berlin, says the Gov
ernment sincerely regrets the early demise of
Hon. Bayard Taylor, who, in the short period
of his labors there succeeded In promoting
and maintaining, In the most desirable man
ner, the relations between the United States
and Germany. All the other newspapers paid
high tribute to Mr. Taylor's character. The
Imperial Government addressed a letter of
condolence to the United States Legation ex
pressing profound regret at Mr. Taylor's
death. The body will be Bent to the United
States for burial.
A telegram was received at Paris, on the
20th, by the owners of the Byzantln, the ves
sel which was sunk In a collision with the
British ship Rinaldo between Marseilles and
Constantinople on the 17th, stating that
nearly all of the passengers were saved. It
was reported at first that l.)0 persons were
The British were on the march from Jellala
bad on the 20th. Gen. Browne confirms the
report of the Ameer's flight. It is reported
that Yakoob Khan, the Ameer's son, Is left lu
Over 200 students were arrested at St.
Petersburg on the 20th on the charge of en
gaging In unlawful demonstrations.
Twenty persons were killed and thirty-eight
lujured, recently, by an accident on the Raa
tow aud Vladl Kookas Railway, In Russia.
The Zukkur Khels In the Khyber Valley es
caped to the mountains before the arrival of
the British. Their villages will be destroyed.
It la reported that Ameer Shere All and
family are journeying toward Balkh with the
retiring Russian Mission. Complete anarchy
prevails in thecouutry between Jellalabad and
The Duke of Cumberland and Princess
Thyra, of Denmark, were married on the 21st.
The Russian Government Is apprehending
serious trouble from Nihilist sources.
The proposed reduction of twelve aud one
half per cent, iu the wages of the colliers of
South Yorkshire aud North Derbyshire, En
gland, affects 100,000 men.
Caratheodori Pasha, the new. Minister of
Foreign Affairs, bas been urged by the Sultau
to push forward all negotiations In connection
with the treaty of Berllu.
Dr. Bkown Skquard, in a late letter
to the trench Biographical Society.
states that milk moderately warmed,
if injected slowly into a human artery,
will revive a dying patient quiet as
much as injections of blood, lie cites
a number of cases iu which he success,
fully tried the experiment.
The price of bread in England now
is precisely the same m It waa In 1770.
Message From the President.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.
The following self-explanatory mes
sage has been received by the Scnato
from President Hayes:
To the Senate of the United States:
In answer to a resolution of the Son
ate of the 5th inst., requesting, the
transmission to the Senate of any in
formation which may have been re
ceived by the departments concerning
postal and commercial intercourse be
tween the Uniteil States and South
American countries, together with any
recommendations desirable to be sub
mitted of measures to be adopted for
facilitating and improving such inter
course, I transmit herewith reports
from the Secretary of State and Postmaster-General
with accompanying pa
pers. The external commerce of the United
States has for many years been the sub
ject of solicitude, because of the out
ward drain of precious metals it has
caused. For fully twenty years pre
vious to 1877 the shipment of gold was
constant and heavy, so heavy during
the entire period of the suspension of
specie payments as to preclude the hope
of resumption safely during its continu
ance. In 1876, however, vigorous ef
forts were made by enterprising citi
zens of the country, ami have "since
been continued, to extend our general
commerce with foreign lands, especially
in manufactured articles, and these ef
forts have been attended with very
marked success. The importation of
manufactured goods was at the same
time reduced in an equal degree, and
the result has been an extraordinary re
versal of the conditions so long prevail
ing and a complete cessation of the out
ward drain of gold. The official state
ment of values represented in foreign
commerce will show the unprecedented
magnitude to which the movement has
attained, and the protection thus se
cured to public interests at a time when
commercial security has become indis
pensable. The agencies through which
this change has been eflected must be
maintained and strengthened if the fu
ture is to be made secure. A return to
excessive imports, or to a material de
cline in export trade, would render pos
sible a return to the tormer condition of
adverse balances with an inevitable out
ward drain of gold as a necessary con
sequence. Every element of aid to the introduc
tion of products of our soil and manu
factures into new markets should be
made available. At present such is the
favor with which many of the products
of the United States are held, that they
retain a remunerative distribution, not
withstanding the positive differences of
cost resulting from our defective ship
ping and the imperfection of our ar
rangements in every respect in com
parison with those of our competitors
for conducting trade with foreign mar
kets. If we have equal commercial fa
cilities we need not fear competition
anywhere. The laws have now directed
the resumption of financial equality
with other nations, and have ordered a
return to a basis of coin values. It is
of the greatest importance that the
commercial condition now fortunately
attained shall be made permanent and
that our rapidly increasing export trade
shall not be allowed to suffer for want
of ordinary means of communication
with other countries.
The accompanying reports contain a
valuable and instructive summary of
information with respect to our com
mercial interests in South America,
where an inviting field for the enter
prise of our people is presented. They
are transmitted with the assurance that
any measures that may be enacted in
furtherance of these important interests
will meet with my cordial approval.
Signed. R. B. Hayes.
Secretary Evarts, in his accompany
ing report to the President, says:
It seems to be very evident that the
provision of regular steam postal com
munication by aid from the Govern
ment has been the forerunner of the
commercial predominance of Great
Britain in the great markets of Central
ami South America. It isCbviously the
dictate of interest and duty on the part
of our Government to promote, by every
just and appropriate means, the attain
ments of this first and principal agency
for the desired expansion of our foreign
commerce. It is difficult to understand
how this commencement and develop
ment of the ocean postal system to be
the forerunner of expected trade can be
wholly trusted to the mere interests of
Four Per Cents.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.
The following circular will be issued
from the Treasury on the 1st of Janu
The Secretary of the Treasury calls
attention to the four per cent, funded
loan of the United States now offered
bv this department in denominations,
viz: For coupon bonds of $50, $100,
$500, and $1,000; and for registered
bonds of $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000
and $10,000, at par ami accrued inter
est to date of subscription in coin. The
bonds are redeemable July 1st, 1907,
and bear interest, payable quarterly on
the 1st day of January, April, July and
October of each year, and are exempt
from payment of taxes or duties to tne
United States as well as from taxation
in any form by or under State, munici
pal or local authority.
Upon tne receipt. 01 iuu payment me
bonus will be transmitted free of charge
to subscribers. Applications should
specify the amount and denominations
required, and for registered bonds the
full name and postoiiiue auuresittut tne
person to whom the bonds shall be
made payble. The interest on regis
tered bonds will be paid by a check
issued by the lreasurer of the united
States to the order of the holder and
mailed to his address. The check is
payable on presentation, properly in
dorsed, at the office of the Assistant
Treasurer of the United States, in New
York, in coin or United States notes, as
the holder may prefer, or, if desired, in
United States notes at the office of the
Treasurer or any Assistant Treasurer
of the United States.
All National banks are again Invited
to become financial agents of the Gov
ernment and depositories of public
moneys received on sale of these bonds,
upon complying with section 5,153 lie
vised Statutes of the United States. All
banks, bankers, paymasters and other
public officers, and other persons, are
invited to aid in placing these bonds.
They can make their arrangements
through National banks for the deposit
of purchase money of bonds. The
money received by depository banks on
account of subscriptions will remain on
deposit with said banks, but subject to
the order of the Treasurer of the Uuited
Stales, aud calls for redemption of
per cent, bonds will issue from time to
time as the Secretary may direct. Pay
ments may be made to the Treasurer of
the United States at Washington, or to
the Assistant Treasurers at Baltimore,
Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New Or
leans, New York, Philadelphia, St.
Louis and San Francisco, in coin, ma
tured coupons, coin certificates or
United Slates notes.
The Secretary of the Treasury will
also accept in payment call bonds, cer
tificates of deposit of National Banks
specially designated to receive deposits
on this account, but bonds will not be
delivered until the certificate has been
paid for by the treasury draft or by the
deposit of a like amount of coin with
the Treasurer or some Assistant Treas
urer of the United States, or until other
United States bonds of equal amount
are substituted in their stead. The
Treasurer of the United States will also
accept in payment United States cou
pons maturing within thirty days, or
drafts in favor of himself, drawn on
New York, which will be collected and
the excess, if any, returned by check to
Commissions will be allowed on sub
scriptions for said bonds only as follows:
On the aggregate of subscriptions of
$100,000 and nut exceeding if 1,000,000,
between Jan. 1, 1879, and Jan. :i0, 1871),
one-eighth of one per cent.; 011 the ag
gregate of subscriptions exceeding $1.
000,000 and not exceeding $10,000,000,
between the same dales, one-quarter of
one per cent., and on amouuts in excess
of $10,000,000 an additional commis
sion of one-tenth of one per cent.
All blanks or forms or information
needed, will bo furnished by the De
partment without cost.
This circular is in lieu of all others
previously issued in relation to sub
scriptions for four per cent, bonds, con
sols of 130".
JOHN SHERMAN, Secretary.
Death of a "Robber King."
The Hungarian papers announce the
death, in the prison of Szamos-Ujvar,
of the celebrated bandit, Rosza Sandor,
known in Hungary as the " robber
King." He was born at Szejedin in
18l.'J, and both his father and grand
father were robbers by profession. His
achievements, however, soon eclipsed
those of his family, and he was admired
as much as ho was feared. The reck
less courage with which he attacked the
police, and even military escorts, on
the high road in broad daylight, his
generosity toward the poor, and Ylis gal
lantry toward women made him a sort
of national hero. Some thirty years
ago few people of the wealthier classes
ventured to travel in Hungary without
paving him tribute. His bands were
well armed and organized, and the
szegony legeniek (poor fellow), as the
bandits were called in those days, found
many sympathizers and accomplices
among the peasantry. He was first im
prisoned in 1836, but escaped in the
following year by the assistance of his
mistress, a peasant woman named Kati,
whose husband he had killed by blow
ing his brains out with a pistol. Dur
ing the revolution of 1848, Rosza San
dor was pardoned by Kossuth, and he
then organized a free corps which did
good service against the Government
troops. After the suppression of the
rising, Sandor resumed his former ca
reer. He did not again fall into the
hands of the authorities until 1856,
when he was betrayed by one of his
companions, whom "he shot as the sol
diers were advancing to capture him.
After a trial which lasted three years,
Sandor was sentenced to be hanged;
but the sentence was commuted to im
prisonment for life. He remained eight
years in the fortress of Kufstein, and
was then set at liberty in virtue of a
general amnesty. But he soon resumed
his old pursuits. In 1868. he attacked,
with some of his companions, a railway
train at Felegyhaza. The Government
sent a body of troops, under Count
tieueon Kaday, to capture mm; and
four years later he was again brought
before the criminal tribunal, together
with a number of his accomplices,
among whom were several magistrates
and high civic functionaries. He was
again sentenced to death, and the sen
tence was again commuted to imprison
ment for life. The prison to which he
was then sent is the one in which he
died. Pall Mall Gazette.
The Late Sam Patch.
Some one inquired of the editor of the
Batavian what he knew of " Sam Patch"
and what was his real name. The edi
tor interviewed an old citizen of Gene
see County, and answered: " Sam
Patch's " real name was Samuel Patch,
but by consent the uel was torn of in
his boyhood, anil was never afterward
patched on. Sam was first discovered
in or about Paterson, N. J. He didn't
develop well as a boy or man. He was
as good-natured as the day was long,
and as shiftless and dissipated as he
was good-natured. His surname was
placarded all over his clothes by a care
ful mother, and all over his face by the
erlects of the " water he took in hizen."
He had, occasionally, lucid intervals.
In one of these he determined to be a
blotch on the face of creation no longer
and so hurried to the Passaic river, with
suicidal intent, and with a mighty leap
went over its beautiful falls and into its
seething waters below. But, as the la
mented Greeley had it, "though he
tried to give up the ghost, the ghost re
fused to be given up," and Sam came
out alive and well. An idea struck him.
He liad a new way for a lazy man to
make a living. He'd jump; the crowds
would pay. He utilized his idea
iumoed fails here and there all over the
country; weni to jNiagara rails anu
leaped safely down that tremendous
cataract; went to Rochester, N. Y.,
leaped there once in safely, tried it
again, was drunk at that time and did
not maintain his perpendicularity in
descent, and, striking the waters a little
angling, was probably killed by the col
lision. His body was. never found.
This, his la-st jump, he made about forty-five
The investigation recently made by
Government officers into the adultera
tious of refined sugars have resulted in
some surprising disclosures. Chemical
aualysis has shown that the sugars pro
duced by many we might almost say
most of the Now York and Brooklyn
refineries are adulterated. The princi
pal substances introduced into the
sugar are glucose (an article made
from starch), tin, and muriatic acid.
To say nothin; of the fraud thus
practiced, these foreign articles must be
injurious to the health of consumers ef
suganp Refined sirups are said also to
contain poisonous adulterations. The
matter is certainly one which deserves
the most thorough investigation. Re
finers who produce a pure article will
not be injured, and those who do not
should be exposed for the benefit of the
public. llurpcr's Weekly.
The deteotives of New York have
nuarlv reached the conclusion that the
I late Mr. Stewart didn't have any body.
Loudon has 13,900 cabmen.
I have come to stay. J. Front.
A man of letters The postmaster.
Christmas trees are making their
How to rear a male Tickle his
The artesian well. Charleston, S.
C, is 1,940 feet deep, and has cost $20,
000. Up to the present time over 20,000
silver mines have been located in Ari
cona. The tide of immigration to Texas
from Germany is heavier this year than
Now we say Afghanistan. In a
few days it will be Afghan is tanned.
One of the best preventives against
colli is getting married. V. Y. Com
The oyster business of Virginia just
now employs 10,000 men in catching,
opening and shipping.
A good dinner will make home
happy where twenty mottoes have had
no etfect. Free 1'res.i.
What is sweeter than a sugar
house? Why, a young ladies' seminary
when it is full of 'lasses.
The experiment, has been tried
often enough to prove that a button
hook is not a night-key. Ilackenmtek
When it comes to business, folks
who theorize about love are very much
like those eminent lawyers who always
lose their own cases.
A woman with beauty and nothing
else is very much like a raw recruit
sent under fire with an improved
breech-loader and no ammunition.
American street cars are now run
ning in nearly every large city in the
world, and horses continue to be ex
ported from this country to Europe.
" I have a theory about the dead
languages," said a new student. ' What
is it?" asked the professor. "That they
were killed by being studied too hard."
" This business is being carried too
far," shouts the end man minstrel in
his search around the stae; " here,
some one's stolen my bones! ' Chicago
Extract from a romance: "With
one hand he held her beautiful golden
head above the chilling waves and with
the other called loudly for assistance."
No matter how good natured a man
may be, he will invariably get mad
when he discovers that there is 110
towel in the room, and is compelled to
dry his face on the bedquilt.
A contemporary observes that the
lady and gentleman who lately got
some of the shot intended for game at
Swampscott will now be able to com
prehend what fun sport is for the birds.
The question before a Massachu
setts debating society is: " What is the
use of a bear's tail?" Why, it's what
fills a hunter with delight when the
bear turns it. Cincinnati Commercial.
A Liverpool firm is reported to
have purchased a steamer for the pur
pose of importing live pigs from Amer
ica. The vessel is being fitted up to
hold over 2,000 pigs, as well as cattle.
There could scarcely be more
passes in Afghanistan if the country
abounded with railroads, circuses, ne
gro minstrels and other expressions of
the civilization of the Anglo-Saxon.
The rade of dressing fur skins was
once carried on in Albany, but it seems
now to be a lost art, as all seal-skins
used in this country are dressed in En
gland. Alaska seals are shipped to
England, to be returned at heavy duty.
The last Pacific mail steamer to
leave San Francisco carried away 1,200
Chinese. At this season of the year
the departures are always in excess of
the arrivals, on account ot tne desire
to celebrate in their native land the fe
tivities attending the new year.
Turn the knob gentlv, there's paint
on the door. New York Veius. Walk
along softly, we've just washed the
floor. Meriden Recorder. Set on the
sofa we bought at the store. Graphic.
And don t say a word till you hear dad'
dy snore. Philadelphia Bulletin.
-Coine here, my son, look on this little bee,
The master workmen of his humble sphere;
A winged focus of wise industry.
And worthy teacher for the serf or peer,
Of all the life on land, iu sky or sea,
The bee omh! catch him, squash h'm
Makoff has resigned from the Ras-
sian Ministry. What makes Makoft
make off? Did the Czar by otl'ering to
make othcers make oil with Alakoll
make Makoff make off? We don't
know what to make of Makoff. New
Patti gets 99,000 marks for singing
in Berlin nine nights. We remember
of getting about that number at a board
ing school once for singing one night
and we didn't sing I0112 either. And
they weren't fiat marks, neither. Aud
we've got some of 'em now, too. itos.
Richard Olmstead wandered away
from a huntini; camp in the Adiron
daeks, got lost, and a week afterward
was found dead, having starved to
death. It is supposed that he was over
come with fright and fatigue, for he
had a gun and ammunition, and game
was plenty, so that there should have
beeu no lack of food
The little folks wanted the head of
the family to spend the evening with
them. Father said he thought of at
tending a meeting. Various measures
were discussed for keeping father at
home, when lommy, aged hve, ad'
dressed his brother, aired seven, as fid
lows: ' I tell you what we'll do. We'll
out a si trn on the front door Noad'
mittance to 10 out of this house
Capt. John, chief of the Big Mead
ow Piutes, is no slouch of a civilized
person. Instead of spending his days
in hunting at the Sink of Humboldt,
which is literally alive with ducks
geese, swans, and pelicans, Capt. John
according to the Winnemucca Silver
State, employs a dozen Indians to shoot
lor nun anu coins money oy seuing uie
. . . 1 1, . - L - 1 ; . .
Iowi at a uoiiar a ueau iu r-urea a.
The Princess Louise calls him
' Lornev" in her pleasant moods-, but,
when she gets up these cold mornings
to build the lire and finds no kindling
wood split, she says: " You John
George Edward Henry Douglass Suth
erland Campbell, is this what I married
you into the royal family for?" Then
lie wishes ne hailu I iorgotten uie iliu
dlings. South Bend Tribune.
A young man In this city, who sent
a manuscript play to a theatrical man
ager, had it returned to him with the
remark thaf he would only work
over so as to make the heroine rob th
bank instead of defend it, and after
ward climb up a cataract on a clack
rope, with a safe on her back, while the
detectives paused frightened on the
brink, it might do. Boston Journal of
" What," the young man asked the
young woman who was waiting for him
to ask for his hat, ' what do 1 put you
in mind of?" " A French clock," she
said, softly. And pretty soon he aroso
and went on his way. The next morn
ing he called on an eminent horologist
and asked him what was the distin-
fruishing trait of a French clock. The
lorologist said: " Why, it never goes."
And tne young man was sorely cast
down, and he grieved, and told no man
of his hurt. Uawk-Eye.
A correspondent wants to know
"How oysters are fattened?" We
never fattened oysters, but we suppose
they are penned up, like turkeys, a
couple of weeks before killing, and fed
on corn meal, chopped meat and mush
and milk. Norristown Herald. Ilooo!
Don't you know better than that?
Penned up!" Hooo! All you want
to do to fatten oysters is just to pour
slops around the roots of the vine every
morning. It will make an astonishing
-The miraculous cure of Mrs. Joseph
Davis, of Brattleboro, Vt., who is said
to have beeu bedridden for eighteen
months, is reported. AU along she has
had faith in the efficacy of prayer to
heal her, and a week ago Sunday morn
ing she arose feeling perfectly well and
healthy, and sent a note to tlit Ilaptint
pastor, which was read in church, say
ing that divine power had been inter
posed in her behalf and made her well
again. She is up and about the house,
and confident that she knows the exact
hour when the cure was performed.
At an auction sale of miscellaneous
goods, the auctioneer put up a wolf-
kin dressing gown and invited bias.
An old man inspected it closely, seemed
to think that there was a bargain in it,
but yet he hesitated to bid. " Don t
you want that?" asked the auctioneer.
Xes, kinder," was the reply. " men
why don't you bid and take it?"
Well, I've bought heaps o' things in
dry goods, and so on," slowly rejoined
the old man, " anil 1 never yet toon
home anything that the old woman
thought was worth the price. If I got
that 'ere robe for a song, she'd grab it
up, pull at one end, chaw at the other,
and call out, 'Cheated again more n
half cotton!' That's the reason I
The Sick Man.
A good many inquiries have been
made as to the origin of the term " sick
man," as applied to Turkey. So far as
I know, says our Washington corre
spondent, they have not been answered,
and the following, which I fell across
by accident, will furnish the informa
tion: The term originated with the
Emperor Nicholas of Russia. He is
represented to have said to Sir George
Seymour, the British Charge d' Af
faires, iu a conversation at St. Peters
burg on January 14, 1844: " Wo have
on our nanus a sick man, a very sick
man. It would bo a great misfortune.
I tell you frankly, if one of these days
he should happen to die before the
necessary arrangements were all made.
But this is not the time to speak to you
of that." The conversation was then
broken off, but was renewed on the 14th
of the same month, when the Emperor
observed: "Turkey, in the condition
in which I have described, has by de
grees fallen in such a state of decrepi
tude that, as I told you the othe night,
eager as we all are for the prolonged
existence of the man (and I am as de
sirous a3 you can be for the continuance
of his life I beg you to believe) no may
suddenly die, upon our hands." Again,
at another interview, on tne 2ist: " 1
think your Government does not well
understand my object. 1 am not so
eager to determine what shall be done
when the sick man dies as I am to de
termine what shall not be done upon
that event taking place. I repeat to
you that the sick man is dying, and we
can never allow such an event to take
us by surprise. We must come to some
understanding." The minutes of Sey
mour s conversation with tne tmperor
having been laid before Parliament by
the English Ministry in the course el
the debates that immediately preceded
the declaration of war against itussia,
the expressive appellation, " Sick Man
of the East," was caught up and circu'
lated by the press till it has become an
stablished national sobriquet. riula-
A Woman's Defense of a Fort.
Lord Karnes, in his " Sketches of the
History of Man," relates an extraordi
nary instance of presence of mind
united with courage, home Iroquois,
in the year 1690, attacked the Fort de
V ereheres, in Canada, whicn Belonged
to the French, and had approached
silently, hoping to scale the palisade,
when some musket shots forced tnem to
retire. On their advancing a second
time they were again repulsed, in won
der and amazement that they could per
ceive no person, excepting a woman,
who was seen every-wuure. I ins was
Madame do Vereheres, who conducted
herself with as much resolution and
courage as if supported by a numerous
garrison. The idea of storming a place
wholly undefended, except by women,
occasioned the Iroquois to attack the
foftress repeatedly, but, after two days'
siege, they found "it necessary to retire
lest they should be intercepted in their
retreat. Two years afterward a jiarty
of the same nation so unexpectedly
made their appearance before the same
fort that a girl of fourteen, the daugh
ter of the proprieter, had but just timo
to shut the gate. With this young wo
man there was no person whatever ex
cept one soldier. But not at all intimi
dated by her situation, she showed her
self sometimes in one place, sometimes
in another, frequently changing her
dress, in order to give some appear
ance of a garrison, and always tired
opportunely. In short, the faint-hearted
Iroquois once more departed with
out success. Thus the presence of mind
of this young girl was the means of
saving the fort.
Mamma (who has been screaming at
the top of her voice for over ten min
utes to Johnny, who has just crawled
down from the hayloft): "You
naughty, naughty bov! Why didn't you
answer me before?" Johnny (very inno
cently): "l didn't hear you tin you
called free or four times."
A kind father a man well-to-do
took his sick son to the doctor hist
week, and told him if he eould cure the
bov for less than the cost of a funeral
to go ahead, but if he couldn't, the
youth must take his chances.
The question has been asked: " Can
a Christian go to the circus?" Yes,
until he's marri&d, and then in most
case the circus comet to him.
Programmes, Letter-Heads, .
Enrslopes, Eto., Eto.
Pamphlets, LnwynnT RrWs, and nil kind of n
Prtntlnir. In plnln hlftr.k or in colon. aiirt4
squally iik we'll u In th oil 0 ill cm. and at priea
Particular attootloa gins, to Crt Work.
The Man With the Movable Heart.
Yesterday the class of students at tho
medical college had the good fortune
to witness a remarkable exhibition and
to listen to an exceedingly interesting
lecture on the subject from Dr. Henry
F. Campbell, professor of operative
surgery and gynecology. The object
of this interest was a colored man, call
ing himself Dr. EliasThomas, who says
he was born in Calcutta, India, and is
thirty-nine years of age. According to
his statement he went to Edinburgh,
Scotland, when four years of age, and
remained there until comparatively a
recent period. He says he has diplomas
from the medical college of Edinburgh
and one in Havana. The remarkable
feature about him is that he possesses
the faculty of transferring his heart
from place to place in his body at will,
that usually well-regulated organ obey
ing his behests as readily as the slave
did the lamp of Aladdin. He made a
full exhibition of this almost inconceiv
able power in the presence of the large
class of students. Dr. Campbell, Col.
Rains, and Dr. Black, of Louisville,
Ky. lie says he has exhibited before
the surgeons of the London hospitals,
the colleges of Paris, in the cliniques of
New York and Philadelphia, and more
recently in Charleston, S. C, where he
excited the interest of professional and
Yesterday he went about the exhibi
tion in a very quiet way, and without
any great effort, and talking in a
humorous manner, in the meantime he
made a peculiar wave action of the ab
dominal muscles fifteen or twenty
times, from below upward, and seem
ing to know the exact time when to
stop, he changed the undulatory move
ment from up downward. He then
asked those present to put their hands
over the region of the abdomen and see
if there were any bony structures there.
When the experiment was made the
abdomen waa found to be perfectly soft
ana natural, men, alter a momen
tary contraction, there was made to ap
pear a complete shield of ribs covering
two-thirds of the front of the abdomen.
Previous to this, the heart was felt and
found in the right place and beat natur
ally. Immediately afterward he asked
those in attendance to place their hands
over the lumbar region, whereupon,
low down on that side, a large tumor,
larger than a man's fist, appeared un
der the hand, pulsated like the beating
of the heart, and synchronously or in
exact accord with the beat of the pulse
at the wrist. This tumor he asked
them to notice when he had caused it
to appear and pulsate in a similar man
ner on the right side, and it was par
ticularly examined by Dr. Campbell,
Col. Rains, and Dr. Black. After this
he proposed to carry the heart back into
the chest, which he did by a sudden
voluntary movement, and then trans
ferred it from the left to the right side,
and back again to the left.
In addition to this he has the power
possessed by only one or two others on
record of voluntarily arroatiug the
heart's action and causing the pulse at
the wrist to disappear. The heart when
listened to with the ear to the chest,
during the time of the stoppage, was
found no longer to strike tho chest
either at the base or the apex, but an
obscure murmur was still heard by the
ear in oscillation. This case differs
from that of Col. Townsend, of the
British army, which is one of the cases
of voluntary heart stoppage on record,
in the fact that during the process of
arrest he does not lose consciousness
and ean continue iu conversation, while
in Col. Townsend's case it was a kind
of voluntary S3Tncope or fainting, or in
other words, "dying at will," as it was
then termed an experiment finally car
ried too far, resulting in the subject's
death. This effort, Thomas finds, fa
tigues him, and he does not like to re
peat it often. He states that Dr. Kent,
of the London hospital, and Dr. Lewis,
each examined his chest by an incision,
and the introduction of a probe, and
declared that his heart is devoid of a
pericardium, his chest without a dia
phragm. Dr. Campbell, who lectured
before the class, expressed the opinion
that it was a congenital monstrosity.
In the first place he had either a natural
or had acquired an unusual voluntary
power over the abdominal muscles
which seem to be instrumentalities by
which he produces tho transfers of the
heart. This could not be done if the
diaphragm existed toeparate the
thoracic from the abdominal cavity.
There must be at least a large opening
in the diaphragm to admit of the heart
passing through it. Even with this it
is difficult to account for the heart ap
pearing so far from its original situa
tion. Tho appearance of the ribs as a
shield over the abdominal cavity may
bo accounted for by his power over the
abdominal muscles, that while he can
carry -the heart down into tne aouom
inal cavity, ho has also the power of '
transferring the abdominal viscera up
into the thoracic cavity. Another
theory in regard to tho beating of the
heart on various sides is that, with such
unusual power over the abdominal
muscles, he may localize the contrac
tion at will, tther in the right or left
side, giving it the appearance of the
heart that is beating. There are phe
nomena which pertain to the unusual
will-power in his nervous system which
are unprecedented and entirely inex
plicable. Col. Rains presented a theory for the
ribs appearing over the abdomen, the
power of dislocating the posterior at
tachment of the ribs and elongating
Dr. Black questioned this as being the
true explanation, inasmuch as the in
tercostal spaces were not widened dur
ing this process in any part of tho
chest, from the first to the last rib.
It was finally concluded that that
part of the phenomenon pertaining to
the bony wall of the abdomen was not
so much the bringing down of the ribs
as the carrying off of the abdominal
viscera into the thoracio cavity. The
students were advised to study the case,
for, though they might not arrive at
any true explanation, they would, like
tho farmer's sons who were advised to
dig up the ground in search of treasure,
soon enrich themselves by the search.
Atlanta (Ga.) Chronicle.
An Ohio man has been mulcted in
tho sum of twenty-live dollars for steal
ing a harness from one Alexander Hy
men. And he'gotoff cheap. Hymens
halter alone has cost many a man
thousands; there's no knowing what a
complete harness would have come to.
Wi understand two blarstod English
men have been caught fishing in Urn
bagog Lake, on the American sidu.
Now, Mr. Evarts, file your set off.
We've got 'em. ISoston Post.
Have you drawn up your Naw Year's