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A H tE ; i f I iff M rnn i tu T C LXXXVI -NO 89 r - - -' • ■ ~ 1 - -■ ■ " WILMINGTON. DEL. MONDAY. NOVEMBER 19, 1877. PRICE ONE CENT MORRELL, ir nets & Dry Goods, MASONIC TEMPLE, liai Circular. OCTOBER 1877. •y GOODS department. \ !m tquenc.eof the action of lead Ly Goods House» oJ Philadel-, LtrWisinf' their good* at EX MELY LOW RATES, toe an L from this date, and until L notice, a SWEEPING RE fr/OJVtn the price* of our EN . OF DRY GOODSyana Lfsllji submit the following : Like hist 15 years we have kept MqualUies of Good». Our Stock l this time complete in every de L/. We have made prépara is this Season's Trade in ad inf any since 1873. Our sup Lnfron the best importing,man Lrinç and jobbtng home» tn Ln. We thoroughly understand In this special sale,and Ini special prices, no change will nikin our terms. While we re 11 U the prices at which we shall ifoods will be TOO LOW for jhhlecompdition, we are satisfied lilts the proper course to pursue, mlore can be successful that does ! recognise that in PROTECT | ITS CUSTOMERS it consults mhesl interests. hinclusion, our friends and the picore asked to EXAMINE for ntlm, amt compare STYLES anti UllTIES. It wilt certainly f THEM. iixss. IE WORRELL, JKasonic Temple. RUSSELL -A-ICTD IÛRTHR0P S bargains, f tlie Cuming Week, WILL HE Mû dozen Ladies' MERINO Ps, 25 cents. p- 2 cases Children's Merino ks 20 cts up. IH Wool Blankets at 75 cts on for. oabei, P ONE PRICE, —AT— 306 Market St. WGoods! S H. STAATS °PencHl this day, and is receiving al most daily, ul JI S new store, 5# ' 405 MARKET STREET, •kee doors / ABOVE FOURTH. |tX,' l î™P let e and elegant auortment ever offered to the public, Ri« AND fancy trimmings, Merino Underwear, Ac wel1 selected stock ot *"'°»" w j ep w r , Wor xf ' Zephyr, Ger a, l of wlGoh , WooleQ Yam«, Notions, *L taten! i we Impose to sell at the _ p0S8 B , le nrlces. apl4-ddtwtf HIS ÏJTHERS " ,f; RE DELIGHTED WITH HIS ERINO SHIRTÎS AND DRAWEES' ETTER they WERE and CHEAPER ^ORE^thwv* Î N the CITY Bh! THEY CAME FROM MORGAN'S; £ market ! Si. TRIMMINCS —AND— HOSIERY. Tlie attention of the LADIES Is called to the line auortment of TRIMMINGS & HOSIERY, -AT 411 KINO- STREET A h*v® on .band a carefully selected stock of SHY GOODS, And LOW PRICES RIBBONS, THREAD -AND NEED LE8, Can be found ln great abundance. I respectfully solicit tbe pdtronage of the public. MRS. C. HAUGHEY, 411 KING STREET. seplOtf OPENING. Ladies'and Misses' Cloaks. The most exquisite styles ever offered. Unequalled for Beauty, Finish A Style 55 Different Styles! Cloak for. A. better Oloak for. A superior Cloak for... A stylish Cloak for. A .#4 00 5 00 . 600 . 7 00 Cloaks from $4 to $40. M. L. LICHTESTEIN, 226 MARKET ST. octll SPJUCIAL noriw THE PLAGE TO GET TRIMMINGS. GAUSE MERINO UNDERWEAR, Hosiery, Gloves, Notions» ZEPHYRS, RUFFLINGS. TIES, Etc 18 AT Mr*- Meeds Old MtAud 417 MARKET STREET. apr25-3mdw. T urkey red table cloths, all sizes, and by the yard ln the newest patterns. WILLIAM B. SHARP, Fourth and Market Streets. T urkey red r kuit napkins and DOYLIES In varied assortment and WILLIAM B. SHARP, Fourth a nd Market S treets. T urkey red borderednapkins and doylies In white damask for fruit. WILLIAM B. SHARP, Fourth and Mar ket S treet«. UFF ANOERUOOTHLOKEDTABLE damasks, iu hanl.ein patterns and WILLIAM» BHARP, Fourth and Maraet Streets. low prices. B designs JIAT UTOJtJCä. David McCloskey -THE HATTER 813 Market Htreet, (Adjoining Opera House.) ^•Tlie latest styles constantly on hand aagll-ly vehlm a call. 0 UBE THE M HATTE*, - tSo 3 East Third Street, WilmiafEtou, Dei .. "ten m. AVION a Ij. mHE HOME IWHTITUTE, I a SELECT DAY ANDBOARCHNG h^HOOL for YOÜN G DREN, will reopen onMONDAY JEfegtem berlOth. Oar aim Is to combine ffome cul | m r e with moral and mental discipline, insist upon thoroughness In every English, Latin, Music Modern I Languages, Drawing and Oil Fainting. Object lessons throughout »e «ourse Num ' her of board I ngpu|d Is limited. PRICES ftITITED TO THE TIME8. . . i Pironlars may be obtained at the book stores or by calling upon or addressing the Principals. while branch. =--- -— ^ A T n lV y JO HIN I,. * PLAIN A ORNAMENTAL marble works S&A US.™* constantly on nana an assortment of the ,est marble ot we ^fler-mt^s which he and FWt* tones. P 8teps, Mantels aiui îî^e Worklngénérai. Having. longez perience in enriîe^a"îteîtîou "* Ht h avr?vor hlm vrlth tbeir patronage ^P^bjta are^nvited to^ali niHWOikanu " ) A. M. HOUSTON, jd issu« ! b L. HOUSTON, A. B. No. «00 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Del. aug2l LOOALTIMR TABLE. TRAIW8 I.1AVR WILMINGTON. For Philadelphia: 2 0Ö, 6.56, 8.10, 9.00, 9.47, 10.00 a. m.; 12.37, 12.40, 2.30, 4.30, 6.46, 9.46 p. in. On Sundays : 2.09, 8 10 a. m; 6 OJ, 6 30, 9 46, p in. For New York: 2 00 , 6 44, a m, 12 37,12 40, 6 46 p m;on Sundays: 2u9am. Baltimore and Washington; 1214,116, 69am; 12 61, 12 69,6 09, pm. Sundays 12 61,116 a m. For Port Deposit: 4 56 pm; no Sunday train. For New Oastle : 6,6 20, 9 36 a m; 130, 6 30 p m; no Sunday train. For Delaware R. R.: 5 08,9 30 a m; 6 30 p m; no Sunday train. For Wilmington A Northern R. R.: 6 26 a m; 4 16 p m; no Sunday train. For Delaware Western R. R.: 10 20 a m;5 30 p m; on Sundays : 10 30 a in. TRAINS ARRIVK AT WlhttlNGTON. From phlladeipuia : 12 66,8 34, 9 24 a in ; 12 m; 12 44, 12 67 , 3 66, 4 61, 6 14, 6 26, 8 16,9 61,1110 pm ; on Sundays : 12 56, 10 06 a m ; 7 30, 9 61,11 10 p m. From New York : 12 66, 8 34 a m; 12 44, 12 68 6 04, 9 61 p m *, on Sundays : 12 66 a m ; For 9 61 From Baltimore: 2 18, 9 41, am; 12 7, 12 38, 6 36, 9 36 p m; on Sundays: 218 a m ; 9 36 P m. From Washington : 2 18 a m ; 12 27, 12 38 6 36. 9 46 p m; on Sundays: 2 18 a m; 9 46 ~1> tn. ' From Port Deposit: 8 00am; no Sunday trains. From New Castle : 7 65, 8 60 a ; 12 00 m; 4 20, 6 40, 7 06 p m; no Hunday trains. From Delaware R.R.: 8 60 am; 4 20,6 40 p m; no Hunday trains. From Wilmington A Northern R. R.: 11 30 a m: 8 16 p m; no Sunday trains. From Delaware Western R. R.:7 66am; 3 10 p m; on Sundays: 6 00 o m. TRAINS FOR WILMINGTON LEAVE PHIL ADRLPHIA. From Broad street and Washington ave nue: 7 30, 8 00. 10 30, 146 am; 2 30, 3 30, 4 00, 6 16, 6 46, 9 46, 11 30 pm; on Sun days: 8 30 am; 6 0),9 46, 11 30, p m. From Thlrty-Seoond and Market streets: 7 25, 1145 am, 12 16,3 65. 8 60, 1146 pm; Sundays : 8 60, 11 46 p m. ■ « WOMAN. Oh, woman, lovely woman ! Nature made thee To temper man : we tiad been brutes with out you I Angels are painted fair to look like you ; There Is ln you all that we believe of heaven, Amazing brightness, purity and truth, Eternal Joy and everlasting love ! —Otway. Woman, dear woman, thou 'rt still the same While beauty breathes through houI or frame ; While man possesses heart or eyes, Woman's brighlemptre never dies. —Moore. The bleakest rock upon the loneliest heath Feels in It« barrenness some touch of spring ; And ln the April dew or beam of May, Its moss and lichens freshen and revive ; And thus the heart most sacred to human pleasure, Melts at the tear—Joys iu the smile—of woman. Oh, woman ! ln our hour of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable By the. light quivering aspen made ; When pain and anguish wring the brow A ministering angel thou. —Beaumont. the shade — Scull. Foreign Teleftraphte nummary. The Russians have carried Kars by storm. Moukhtar Pasha,is said to have strengthened Erzeroum by one hundred It Is reported that another Krupp guns. Russian assault upon Plevna has bsen re pulsed. The Sultan and his advisers are lu favor oi ending the war. The Montene grlnsare Bald to have captured Antlvarl liy storm. The Bulgarians at Vratza have massacred the Mussulman Inhabitants. The Turks have oxpelled the Russians from the village of Berkovtcha—Wm. Gale, the Cardiff pedestrian, has succeeded in walk ing 4,000 quarter miles lit 4,000 consecutive periods of ton minutes each—The Caffre revolt ln South Africa against British au thority has been quelled, tlie Galedae hav ing been completely defeated.—A Pole, sus pected of intending to assassinate the Em peror William and Prlnoe Bismarck, has been arrested—An Important debate Is ox peoled ln the French Chamber of Deputies to-day in connection with the interpella tion of the ministry on tbeelectoral matter. STATE ITEMS. It is rumored that an additional pas senger train will soon be put on the Dela ware railroad. The hank of Smyrna has declared semi-annual divideud of 3 per cent, for the past six months. Paynter Frame, Ksq., of Sussex Co., raised the past season a stalk of tobacco seven feet loug, and heavily laden with broad leaves. Mr. Geo. Medill is engaged in building oke mill inMill be completed an Iron bridge at Ward's sp Greek Hundred. It will about the latter part of next week. The Newark Loan and Buildiug Asso ciation closed its first series on the sixth inst. The auditor's report was made on Tuesday night last, allowing, that the shares were worth »200.28 each. The bridge o-er Red Clay Creek near the Toll Gate will soon be replaced by new one. The present one Is not con sidered safe. The work will be commen ced as soon as the lumber is ready. Oliver Cullen, a young man living near Felton, was shot by the accidental discharge of a pistol, on last Sunday morning. He was in the act of placing tlie pistol upon the shelf, when by some means it was discharged, the ball passing through the palm of nis loft baud. Senator Davis's attempt to secure an honest investigation of the phenomena 4>f Treasury bookkeeping between 1869 and 1871 promises to be at least 'partially successful. Certainly dis crepancies of tens and scores of mil lions in otfleial reports deserve more serious attention ban they have yet received, and Ihe fact tbat Messrs. if i'^all right will uot be accepted as U « Q g, U uu twell have labored « £ n llwliy the se discrepancies,but, d s Sen tri.r Tuurman polnl«d out, their txp ia U aiions contradicted each other, lufsMghe time the truth should authentically ascertained and pub lisheU to the country. BNTRICiriES OF GREAT 1ER. # BY S It is a trite saying that no man is a he ro to bis valet; and tbe greatest men his tory reoords have bad their little weak nesses, flattering to humanity, because proving them mortals and not demigode. Sir Walter Raleigh in his best days bad a strong dash of dandyism. When be ap peared at oourt he wore six thousand dollars' worth of diamonds in bis shoes; his armour was of solid silver, aod bis sword-hilt and baldric were studded with precious stones of incalculable value. Piss on, splendid shadow! Tbe great philosopher, Descartes, had a passion for wigs, and Sir Richard Bteele would some times spend forty gnineas on a black peruke. Goldsmith's peach-colored coat is im mortal. According to Bamuel Johnson, Pope had such a high opinion of himself as to think he was one of the pivots of the system of the world. Napoleon I prided himself on the smallness of his bands and feet. Sir Walter Scott was prouder of being sheriff of Selkirkshire than author of " Waverly." Kotzebue was so vain and envious that he could not tolerate any celebrated personage near him, even when represented by a portrait or a statue. Byron was vain to excess—vain of his genius, his rank, his misauthropy, and even his vices.ffiSpin oza took partioular delight in seeing spiders fight. The Count de Gramtnont once surprised Cardinal Richelieu jump ing with his servant to see which could leap highest. Salvator Rosa often played in impromptu comedies, and traversed tbe streets of Rome drees ed as a mounte bank. Antonia Magliabecohl, the famous li. branan of tin* Grand Duke of Tuscany, passionately fond of spiders, had hla rooms filled with them, and would not al low his visitors to disturb them, Moses Mendelssohn, surnamed tbe Jewish So crates, sometimes sought relief from his meditations by sitting at the window and counting the tiles on the opposite roof. Cowper bred rabbits and made n»rd cages. Doctor Johnson made an especial pet of his cat. Mind, theramous Swiss painter, always hud a room full of cats, and one perched «n his back when he was drawing. Goethe had a tame adder, but held dogs In aversion. Thompson's groatest delight was to saunter In his garden and eat ripe peaches oflthe trellises, with his hands In bis pock ts. Gray said he should like to pass his lire on a sofa reading French nov els. It Is said that Oliver Cromwell some times laid aBlde his puritanic gravity and played at bllndman s huff with his attend ants. One of the most innocent amusements of Charles 11 or England was to stroll In St. James' Park, surrounded by a troop of those diminutive spaniels that bear his name, and feed the ducks. Beethoven lov ed to puddle in cold water, aud carried his passion to such an extent that the floor of Ills room was flooded, and the water would filter through to the lower stories. Some times, at morning and evening, he would scam per barefoot through the dewy grass of tlie meadows. Shelley was very lioals. Jt is said tb fond of sallin at he came to t pontine River once, and having notblug in his pocket bat a fifty-pound note to make a boat, gave it at once the desired form, launched it ou the stream, watched his \eqture with paternal anxiety, and finally ran round to the other shore to receive his monejw when it came to land. We ™ighl easily extend our list, but have said enough to prove the proposition with which we started. THE OFFER TO GENERAL LEE OF THE COMMAND OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY. Hon. A. B. Magruder in the Philadelphia Times. lu 18G8—several years after the war— a Senator in Congress had the temerity to make tbe charge that General Lee had applied to President Lincoln for the com mand of the Federal army destined to in vade and subdue the Southern States, and that, being refuted, from pique and re sentment he turned and offered bis sword in aid of the Southern cause, and thus was raised to the chief command of the Rebel forces. On the instant, Mr. Rev erdy Johoson, of Maryland, himself a Union man, denounced the statement as nntrue, saying that although he had not the authority of the accused to deny It, General Lee's lofty character and un stained honor alone sufficed to repel tlie cnarge. This furnished the occasion for General Lee to give, through Mr. John son, not alone the conclusive proof of the incorrectness of the charge, but tbe clear evidence that he had himself declined, from a stern sense of duty and honor, the very preferment he was so falsely ac cused of coveting. None can tell the extraordinary 3tory in better terms than General Lee himself, as contained in the following modest and characteristic let ter addressed by hint at tlie time to the Hou. Reverdy Johnson, who, not long before his death, avouched to the con tributor its entire authenticity : Lbxtngton, Va., Feb. 28, 186S. a Hon. Reverdy Johmon, United States Senate Washington'. My Dear Sir—M y attention has been called to the official report of the debate in the Senate of the United States of the 19th Inst., ln which you did me the kindness to doubt the correctness of the statement made by the Hon, 81 mon Cameron in regard to myself. I desire that you may feel certain of my conduct on the occasslon referred to, far as my individual statement can make you so. , 1 never intimated to any one that I desir ed the commando! the Unired States Army, did 1 ever have a conversation but a with one gentleman (Mr. Francis Preston Blair) on the subject, which was at his In vitation aud, us I understood, at the in stance of President Lincoln. After listen ing lo his remarks, I declined the offer he made me to take command of the army that was to be brought Into the field, stat ing as candidly and courteously as I oould that though opposed to secession and dep reciating war I could take no part ln an In vasion of tlie Southern Slates. I went directly from the Interview with M r. Blair lo the office of General Scott, and told him of the proposition that had been made to me and my decision. Upon re flecting after returning to my home, I con cluded that I ought no longer to retain the commission I held In the United States Ar my, and on the second morning thereafter I forwarded my resignation to Geueral Scott. At the lime I hoped that peace would have been preserved, that some way would have been found to save Ihe country from the calamities of war, and I then had no other lnieutlou than to pass the reraaluder of my llfb asa private citizen. Twodays afterward, upon Invitation of the Governor Virginia I repaired to Richmond,found cunventlon then ln session bad passed the ordinance withdrawing the State from the Union, and accepted the commission of commander ol its forces whloh was tender ed me. These are the simple facts of the rase,and they show that Mr. Caineron has been mis informed. Your obedient servant, to of Lbe R. E. Lex. KELLEY ON RESUMPTION. Mr. Kelley, of Pennsylvania, who af ter the expiration of bis bou ed to iiuisb bis speech, said that no gov ernment could control the laws of trade vitatlon. no re r was allow any m ire than tbe law* of gravi He asserted tbat there could be sumption in 1879; tbe banks were not preparing for resumption. He spoke de spondingly of tbe present effects of the Resumption law, and cited a single sheriff's sale lately iu Philadelphia in which fifteen hundred different pieces of property were sacrificed. He spoke of the shrinkage In value of real estate in Boston, viz : ' $50,000,DUO last year, and tbe shrinkage in tbe assessed value of real and personal estate in Massachu setts last year, which be said was *100, 000,000. He predicted, in spite of jeers and scoffs, that if the Resumption act was to be maintained the sufferings of the last two years would be, compared to tbe sufferings yet to come, as light the chill tbat blights tropical plants when compared with tbe Arctic cold that builds up tbe mouutainous ice-bergs. The geu tleinan from New York, MrT Chittenden, could say yesterday tbat there never had been so much money to lend. There was no use for money when men saw that which they produced must be sold at less than cost. Ou what could men borrow money? Could they borrow money on Phlladel £ hia and Reading Railroad stock? On lelaware and Lackawanna, on Jersey Central on any other railroad stock? Could money be borrowed on farms, fac tories, forges, or furnaces? No. And why? Because under the Resumption act their value must shrink. He said; "Repeal tbat act, restore confidence, allow the tramps and tbe millions of workingmen and women who are now living in de spair, to go to work on your raw material and supply each other's wants. No na tion, no individual was ever freed fiom debt by idleness and want of industry_ Set tbe miners of Pennsylvania and the other coal States at work in producing power. Let the coal which they mine quicken your machinery; let wages be earned by tbe working people lo enable them to pay tbeir debts, and to consume dutiable and taxable commodities." m 8MALL8, GARFIELD & CO. Robert Smalls, negro Representative in Congress from tbe Beaufort district of South Cärollna, was recently convicted by a Jnry half white and half black, or receiving a bribe of *5,000 while a State Senator, for his vote on a swindling printing bill, tbe proceeds of which were divided among an organized ring of thieves. Tbe corrupt official who gave Smalls the check for this money, the officers of the bank who paid it, and the check Itself with Small's end ment, were produced in eourt. The facts were not denied, and the only defence at tempted was that Smalls was no worss than others who bad committed similar crimes. This conviction appears to trouble the white Republicans ot the House, some of whom have pocketed bribes of Credit Mobilier and other jobs, without having been Indicted for tbe offence, and others of whom are more than suspected of baviug made a profitable business of legislation, when they were in a majori ty. It is now proposed to inquire whe ther tbe privileges of the House are not invaded by the detention of Sinalls as a convict in jail, "under the orders of the State Court of South Carolina, so that be Is biDdered and prevented from appear ing in his seat to attend to his duties as a member of the House." The black thieves, bribe-takers, aud corruptionists are certainly entitled to more indulgence tban the white sooun dreis who taught them these practices, aud by successful example showed bow loyalty and religion might be converted into articles of merchandise, how votes could be sold in the name of "the cause,'' aud hew canting knaves and profession al rogues were made Speakers anil chair men of the great committees, through whose stained hands millions on millions of the people's money had to pass. one* A contest of this kind took place in Louden, with a number of dog fanciers and prize fighters present, A wager was laid that the dog, a full terrier, would kill the monkey under twenty minutes; and it was said that the same animal had killed monkeys before, When the combatants were turned luto the ring they required the excitement ot bystanders to provoke any disposition to fight. Tbe monkev was extremely frightened, and when the dag flew at it ihe monkey U aped in all directions to es cape, till, finding itself cornered, itseized the dog's head with its paws and held it at bay in savage terror. After several worrying scrambles the dog seized the monkey by the ik « der ana held on t II the poor brute died in the dog's grip. READING'S SENSATION. Excitement Occasioned by the Bursted Banks. The terrible financial crash caused by the failure of the Reading Savings Bank, the Dime Savings Bank and Bushong & Bro. is still the topic of absorbing in terest in Reading. Tne entire business community is startled and knows not what to do. Four years ago the Reading Savings Bank bad a deposit of about $2,000,000. Tne cashier, Ë. P. Boas, states tbat within the past two y*ara they have paid out to depositors $800,000. Their in vestments were such that they could not realize on them, and as they have been carrying collaterals for heavy amounts for at least two large manufacturing firms, and, not being able to seenre money to tide over their business needs, the bank determined to close aud make an assign ment. Tbe confidence of tbe community in the integrity of khe Messrs. Boas and the directors of the bank has allayed the excitement somewhat, notwithstanding the I act that a large amount of the depos its belong to the poorer classes. .The First National Bank, having its office the same building and nearly under tUe same management, continues its business to-day in another building. Among tbe heavy depositors iu the savings bank is the Sheriff of the county, who has a de posit of $21,000. A very large amount deposited belongs to the farmers of the county. The combined liabilities of Busbong & Brother and the Dime Hav ings Bank will, It is believed, amount to nearly $1,000,000. There is a report that the large iron firm of Seifert, McManus & (Jo., will be severely crippled by the above suspension. A FIGHT BETWEEN A DOG AND A MONKEY. GENERAL news. i nail which got into s picking oushibe the tYashiseseattaier factory,at Silts bury, Coon., oaaasd (nation which sol firs to the cotton and rssniled in the destruc tion of the factory. Lou 125,000. Col. Geo. a. Bugs, late general superin tendent oi the railway mail service, died in Washington oity, Saturday. Hi. remain, hav. bean takas to Chieagu for lutarment Ha originatei the last mail system. •~'A moat atrocious tragedy oocurred in the Church of the Atoeoaion, at Philadelphia yesterday. Alex. B. Savret walked up tbe aisle, drew a pistol *»d shot his wife, In stating a fatal wound. The parties had been separated for two year*. Tbe Mextoan general Escobedo, tried at Brownsville, Texal, for violation of the United Slates neutrality law, hat been acquitted, the charge not being proved Ba-Judge Russell, one of tbe coonaei for Kaoupedo, feeling aggrieved at Some re flections mads by Judge Morrill from tbs bench, slapped tbe judgo in the face on the street after the adjournment oi court. Baade, the robber, shot and oaptnred in St. Louie for thy murder of two citizens ot St. Bimo, til., told a reporter that ha be lieved in the equal distribution of property, and bad attempted to do aome ot the dia triPutlog himself ; that be had robbed fifty »even houses daring the past summer and bad saved trp about *1,000 on which to spend the «inter iu luxury. Police officer While, who wcaabot by Bande, died last night. : I Tn« Mathodlst Episoopat Missions» Committee. in session at New York, Sstardsy appropriated *10.500 to Chine»« mutions, (5,000 for Virgin!«, (2 500 for »Mhingion, *2,500 for We« Virginia; South American mission and school « Montevideo, *10,000, etc. The following is a recapitulation ol the total appropria tions : Foreign missions and exchange 525Ö.5T7 35; missions in the Territories of the United Btat««, »14,000; Welsh minions *10,000; Scandinavian missions, *13 000; German missions, *32,960-, Chinese mis' •ions, *10,600; American Indian missions *3,0*0; English-speaking missions,* 148.300; miscellaneous, *67,000; South American mission and exobange *11 000; liquidation of debt, *120,000; totsl. *676,507 35. CONGRESS. United States Senate was not in session Saturday, having adjourned from Friday until to-day. In the House the army appropriatian bill, with the Senate amendments was reported. Senate amend ment to retai I tbe standard of the army at 25,000 men was agreed to—yeas 134, nay« 130, the following democrats voting the republicans iu the affirmative; M Williams, ( Mich., 1 Williams, (Del.,) Culbertson, Sofaleicher, Giddings, Mills Throokinorton,(Texas.) and LutrellJCal.) and another amendment in wbictUthe House also concurred, strikes out'tbe clause also providing tbat four full cav alry regiments shall be kept upon the Texas frontier, and Inserts instead of it a proviso that cavalry companies may-be recruited to oue hundred men, and that a sufficient force of cavalry shall be em ployed in defense of tbe Texas frontier. Tbe House non-concurred in the amend ments to allow two additional paymas ters' clerks, and ln a minor paragraph which requires a board of ordinance of ficers to select a magazine gun. Tbe House insists tbat the officers snail be or dinance officers. The Senate left the matter discretionary. Tbe bill bas gone to a committee ofconferenoe. Mr. Swann called up the bill appropriating $150,000 for representation at the Pans exposition, and pending debate on the bill the House adjourned until to-ilay, thus preventing debate on tbe bill to repeal tbe resump tion act. cm The with easra THE BATTLE FIELDS. The battle fields around Richmond are quiet meadows now, reclaimed by Nature with few signs of i he days of "blood and iron." At Cold Harbor,Fair Oaks,Seveu Pines,Malvern Hill one sees little remind him of the terrible scenes enacted there twelve and fifteen years ago. woods and on the hillsides and river bluffs in the Peninsula,where no attempt has been made to cultivate the land,slop ing earthworks are still tobe seen, but elsewhere tlie entrenchments have been levelled. Below Petersbnrg there are few traces even of such formidable forti catious as Steadman, Hell and Damna tion. The Crater and the fields around it are owned by Mr. Griffiths, who was born close by and was in Petersburg when the mine was fired. He has built a house near the Crater, and lias his father's farm under excellent cultivation The Crater itself has been left almost untouched, and a thick underbrush of peach trees aud sprouts lias sprung up from the peach stones thrown away by tbe soldiers during the seige. The ravine where the dead lay in great heaps onthat terrible morning lias been brought under tbs plough year after year until now only a slight depression in the field can be pointed out. The visitor has to pay 25 cent* for a glimpse of the Crater and the interior of a shed stocked with battle relics. _ ______ The Prospect* or (he Resumption Re peal Bill »the House. Washington. Nov. 18.—In a conver sation to-day, Mr. Ewing expressed a decided determination to push the repeal bill to a vote. He wanted to call tbe previous question, but later in the day's session he agreed to let it go until Mon day- He said, too, what is more to the purpose, that he should fight every mo tion to adjourn tbe extra session until the repeal hill was disposed of. The Par is Exposition bill cannot be reached be fore Tuesday, and the debate on that bill is not possible until Wednesday—this, without retkoning delays in the repeal bill and the fight over the Army Appro priation bill. Taking these into account and the large number of amendments to the repeal bill upon which a roll call can ^ r " uire J, it is extremely doubtful the business of the House can whether the Dusmess ot ine House ca * 3e disposed of. The sentimen. in favor of an adjournment is steadily growing. however, aud is likely to carry the day. - —m.— , t» if it be true that certain Democratic Seuatora intend to resist all attempts to limit by law Hayes's use of the army, they w m be guilty of a superfluous exhibition Q f obsequiousness, inasmuch as tbe Fraudaient President himself, in hie message last month, expressiv admitted the constitutional right of Congress to determine tbe emplovment of the Feder In the al troops.