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The Mississippi River Levoo bill, in
troduced in the House by Mr. Young of
Tennessee, providos for tho issue of
bonds, guaranteed by tho United States,
to the amount of 46,000,0OO, and cre
ates a Levee District, embracing tho
States adjacent to the Mississippi Kiver,
from Missouri to the mouth. A Levee
Board is created of five members, com
posed of three army olllcers and 'two
civilians, tho salarios of the latter to be
$3,000 a year each. The Board
is required to make a survey of
tho river and report to Congress
a plan ' for ' the reclamation
of all overflowed lands and those now
protected by levees, anJ the means of
such reclamation by levees, out-offs and
outlets. The whole 6ost is not to ex
ceed the amount of tho authorized
bonds $45,000,000. , .: The States in
which the lands lie are to impose a di
rect tax on the lands to be benefited, the
tax to bo collected by the United States
Government and devoted to the pay
ment of the interest on tho bonds, and
tho creation of a sinking fund for their
linal paymont. Tho bill also provides
for a tonnage tax on the commerce of
tho river to assist tho payment of the
expenso of the work,
A TitEATr has beon arranged with
Mexico permitting troops to cross the
border in pursuit of marauders, provid
ed they do not enter towns, interfere
with tho civil authority, or proceed
more than 50 miles from tho frontier.
Gov. Porter of Tennessee has call
ed an extraordinary session of the State
Legislature, for the purpose of adjust
ing the State debt, levying a tax to meet
interest on the new bonds, etc.
Canada has decided that Sitting-Bull
shall remain where ho is, during tho
coming winter, and in spring shall go to
tho Red Deer River, on a reservation
there. This latter is tho region that Sitting-Bull
himself appliod for, as it is in
a good hunting-ground.
Hon. D. W. Vooruees has been ap
pointed by Gov. Williams of Indiana
United States Senator to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of tho late Senater
Morton. ,
Mr. Thomas A. Edison, a well
known electrician of Newark, N. J.,
claims to have invented (but not yet
perfected) an instrument whicn no cans
the Fhonorrraph, bv moans of which
human speech can bo permanently
registered and reproducoa witn every
tone exactly as uttered, at any time.
The instrument is not unlike the tele
phone in construction, and tho vibra
tions of a metallic diaphragm cause to
be permanently impressed upon an un
winding strip of paper, various indent
ations, somewhat after the manner of
printing telegraphic messages. Theso
indented slips, bearing tho phono
graphio record of the words uttered, are
then run through what is termed a re
productor, very similar in principle to
tho first apparatus, and this causes the
vibration of another diaphragm to cor
respond to the indentations on the pa
per, reproducing exactly the original
tones of tho speaker. Mr. Edison has
'so far experimented upon his invention
as to feel confident of its practical utility,
and expects soon to be ablo to put it to
public test. The wonderful possibili
ties of this invention, by which tho ac
tual tones of a great orator or singer, or
of a dear parent or friend, can be trans
mitted to posterity, render it the crown
ing discovery of this age of scientific
The Commissioner of the General
Land I flicc, in his annual report, says
tho sales of public lands for cash are
about 100,000 acres more than the pre
vious year, while tho number entered
under the homestead and timber-culture
laws is 785,123 less. There were certi
fied for railroad purposes "00,791 acres.
Total disposals of public lands, 478,
922,452 acres. Public surveys have been
extended over 713,572,737; total of un
aurveyed lands, 1,101,197,183 acres.
Tiik meeting of the French Parlia
ment the 7th, was attended with con
siderable excitement, but every thing
passed off quietly. The Chamber elect
ed M. Grery, Republican, Provisional
President. The DeBroglie Ministry, at
the request of President MacMahon,
hare withdrawn their resignations. The
ifonUeur says that President MacMahon
baa no intention of resigning, as bad
been previously rumored.
A horrible doable murder occurred
in Monroe County, 111., on the 3d
Honry Goetz, a young German farmer,
and his wife, who owned and worked a
small, farm on what is known as tho
Columbia bottom," were, the victims ;
the assassin was a man named Carl
Strahl, who had worked around in the
neighborhood for some years, and was
generally considered a shiftless and
vicious character. Tho murder was
first discovered by a neighbor on the
7th, who found tho house deserted and
tho dead ' body of Mrs. Goetz
lying in the cellar. " Tho body of
her husband had evidently been re
moved and secreted. The neighbors at
once started in pursuit of the murderer,
who had driven off a pair of mules and
a wagon, and had also taken a cow,
which he tied behind. He was easily
traced to the Mississippi River at East
Carondelet, where he had sold the cow
and then proceeded to St. Louis, where
he had endeavored to dispose of the
team, but was arrested on suspicion of
the property being stolen and locked up
just about tho time his pursuers arrived
in the citv. He was induced volentarily
to go across the river upon some pretext,
whore he was at once arrested and
taken back to Monroe County.
Carl Strahl. the murdoror of Henry
Goetz and wife in Monroe County, 111.,
an account of whose capture in St.
Louis and return to the locality where
the crime was committed has been here
tofore given, made a full confession to
tho Coroner of tho countv. and himself
led the way to the place in the woods
where lay the ' dead 1 ' body of
Henrv Goetz. At tho conclusion
of the inquest, and after the murderer
had affixed his signature to his written
confession as taken down by tho Coron
er, in tho presence of some '60 or, more
of the residents of tho vicinity, theprison-
er was suddenly seized by the infuriated
by-standers, a rope placed around his
neck, and in a few moments he was
dangling from the limb of a tree. His
body was subsequently cut down and
buried beneath the; tree upon which he
was hanged.
News is received from JSan Antonio
to the effect that a party ,of Mexicans,
numbering nearly 100, pursued a
party of thieving Indians across
the border I into Texas, overtook
them near the Guadaloupe Mountains,
killed six, captured othersjand recov
ered the stolen stock. The Indians had
left their reservation in New Mexico
and gone to dopredathg in the vicenity
of San Diego, Mexico.
An Associated Press dispatch of the
10th says that at a caucus of Republican
Senators, held on tho 10th, it was de
veloped that a majority of the Senators
were not in accord with the President
as to his Southern and Civil-service
policies, but at the same time loss than
a majority wore disposed to make any
formal issue with the President regard
ing the same.
Samoan affairs are said to be in a
frightfully muddled condition, and the
Samoan Secretary of State is now on
his way to Washington to ask our Gov
ernment to assume a protectorate over
tho island. It is reported that the Brit
ish and German Consuls have been run
ning affairs wilh a high hand, levying
fines on tho natives and otherwise mak
ing themselves obnoxious, and Mr .Grif
fith, the American Consul, has for some
. . j i . t . i
reason Dcen ousieu irom ins uuhsuwib
and forced to take refugo on a
French vessel. The other side
of the story, which has just
. i . r 1
come to nanu, is mat onsiu
Griffith's troubles grew out of his taking
forcible possession of the property of a
British resident, to satisfy an American
claim, and that tho bold Briton repos
sessed himself of his goods by force and
had them placed under the British seal
pending the settlement of the matter.
Griffith then tried to get tho natives to
attack tho warehouse, but they declined
because he could not raise the 2,000
they demanded for the enterprise. A
committee of safety has been organized
to preserve jteace.
It has been proposed by Representa
tive Hewitt, in an amendment to the
Appropriation bill, that the Commissioner-General
to tho Paris Exposition
be directed to put up an American kitch
en at which the various methods of cook
ing Indian corn shall b exhibited and
tho products thereof distributed, with
recipes in the different languages. Mr.
Hewitt made a long and somewhat fervid
speech on the advantage to our com
merce and to the digestion of Europe of
such an arrangement, and his sugges
tion met with great favor at the hands
of the committee and was unanimously
The October reports of the various
Cotton Exchanges show that unfavora
ble rains have prevailed daring the
month throughout a large portion of the
cotton-growing region. The average :
yield as compared with last year shows j
an estimated deficiency of from 5 to 20 '
per cent., although some favored locali
ties estimate an increase. , ,,
It is rumored that the House! Commit
tee of Ways and Means will report.early
In January;" a bill comprehending' very
marked revisions of the tariff laws,
reaching, in fact, the basis of a tariff for
revenue only. . r .' ! ,
Tub political complexion of the New
York Legislature just chosen is not con
clusive as to the " Sanatorsnip. , Mr.
Conkling's term expires in 1879, but a
new House and half of the Senate will
be elected next November and the choice
of a Senator will not take place until
after the meeting of tho Legislature thus
reconstructed. Of the hold-over Sena
tors tho Republicans have largely the
majority, ,
Delegate Cannon, of Utah, has in
troduced a bill to enable that Territory
to become a State, to be called Deseret.
In anticipation of tho proposed re-
monetization of silvor, the Director of
tho Mint has had prepared, a new die
for the silver dollar, whish if adopted
will add to our currency a remarkably
beautiful coin and give some relief to
the Liberty seated on vacancy and look
ing into nothing, which has disfigured
our silver currency for twenty years.
The new die has on the obverse a medal
lion head of Liberty, with sprigs
of cotton and corn in place of
the traditional fillet. The execu
tion of the head is remarkably
free, and the arrangement of the hair
on the forehead and the disposition of
the lines around the chin and neck are
treated with remarkable grace and freedom.-
Tho reverse has an eagle dis
played. The mottoes on the coin will
bo "United States of America" and E
pluribus Unum," with the date. Where
the second motto is to go, " In God we
trust," is not yet determined, but it will
not be left off. A study was made of an
eagle from life, J ut it proved unsatisfac
tory, and the ait 'que type was followed.
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The Pop L been stricken with
paralysis. HisJdition was such on
the 12th that his physicians stated that
he might die at any moment, and even
if he rallied he could not long survive.
A Turkish report of tho 6th states
that Chevkct Pasha with a strong force Is
advancing to the rolief of Plevna, and that
notwithstanding Russian progress west
ward, the Turks are confident the garrison
will hold out. . Mohemet Ali is reportedas
having arrived at Sofia to organize a com
mand for the defense of the Western Bal
kan passes.
The Russians on the 8th wore erect
ing siege batteries in front of Kars. The
Tnrks attacked them, supported by the fire
from the forts, but were driven back into
their lntrenchments.
A dispatch from Mukhtar Pasha,
dated Erzeroum, 9th, noon, says that at 4
a. m. the Russians attacked the Turkish
fortified position, but were repulsed with
great slaughter. A press dispatch says the
battle lasted 11 hours and was fiercely con
tested throughout. The Russians finally
gave way and were pursued several miles,
losing many guns, though but few
prisoners. Previous to the battle
the situation at Erzeroum was very critical,
the inhabitants demanding the authorities
should capitulate, reinforcements not hav
ing arrived. The Turkish army at Plevna is
believed to bo in a very critical situation,
and it wa9 thought Osman Pasha could not
hold out many days longer. The Russians
have a field telegraph completely around
Plevna so they can concentrate immediate
ly on any point attacked.
A Constantinople dispatch of the 10th
says that 40 of the retainers of ex-Sultan
Mured have been arrested, and it is rumor
ed strangled, because of an allcgsd con
spiracy to reinstate Murad. The Turks
have resolved to defend Kars to the last ex
tremity. Dispatches of the 12th report that
heavy fighting had been going on at Plevna
for two days, in which the Turks had se
cured some advantages.
In the Senate, on the fith, the House bill
to authorize the free coinage of the standard
silver dollar and restore its legal tender
character was read by title and referred to
the Committed on Finance. The resolution
calling lor the copies and reports to the Gov
ernment, made under the twentieth section
of the act of July 1, lsni, to aid In the con
struction of a railroad from the Mis
souri Klvcr to the racWo Ocean, ws
taken up and a (freed to. After a brief
executive session the Senate adiurned nntil
Thursday In the Mouse, alter the ex
piration of the morning hour, consideration
was resumed of the bill to repeal the third
section of the Kemimption act. Several
amendments were offered. Mr. Phillips open
ed the debate by a spweoh in furor of the bill
reported by the Coinmittee on Ranking and
Currency. At the close of the speech the
subject went over till to-momw,ahcr w hich
the House adjourned.
The Senate was not In session on the 7th.
In the House, the Bern tnpt Ion Bppeal
bill was discussed at lenatb.Mcssrs. Gardner,
Riddle, Keller, and others speaklns; In favor
of tbe proposed bill, and Messrs. triee, Blstr
(N. II.) and others strains It. The epeaker
laid before tbe lion-e the resigns t ton of the
ttrv. lr. Poisa! as Cnaplaln.
Ia the Senate, on the 8th, a resolution
was agreed to twtrocttn; tbe Committee oa
Judiciary to inquire and report whether any
legislation i accessary " order to author
ize the roent out of any moneys received
or to be received from the Republic of Melt- j
ro, or otherwise, to Americas) claimants of
a w ards made bv t be Committee created s nder
the treaty between tbe I aited States and that
republic, ratiftcanoas wbereol were ri- .
chanRed on the 1st of Febniory. 1869. The
resolution iudiuihbu uy ""-".!.. i..
In upon tbe l'resideut for information in
rnuard to the rescue of persona from the
StSrlt County (Texas) Jail by out
laws from Mexico, In August last, was
taken up and agreed to; also the rosolu
tlon calling upon the Secretary of tho In
terior for Information as to the number of
miles of Northern l'aoltlo Kallroad construct
ed, what changes had been mado In
the line, eto Tho House wont Into Com
mittee of the Whole upon the Army Ap
propriation bill.. A lengthy debute
ensued, and was participated. In
by Messrs. Atkins, Singloton, Sclilc oher, Fos
ter, Hlackburn. Conger, Money, Phillips, Calk
ins Luttrell, Townsend, Mills, I'ridouiore,
Clymer, Wright, Culberson, Ilunnlntr, "'".
Banks, Blount, Crittenden and Sparks. With
out action tho committee rose and tho House
In the Senate, on the 0th, a number of bills
wore introduced and reterred. The Vice
President appointed Senator Kirkwood a
member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs,
Senator Iugalls a member of the Committee
on Privileges and Elections, and Senutor
Saunders a member of the Committee on
Railroads, to 1111 the vacancies on these
committees occasioned by the death
of Senator Morton. Adjourned
till Monday In tho House,
Mr. Swann, Chairman of the Committee oti
Foreign Affairs, presented u communication
from the Secretury of State in reference to
the Paris Exposition. They estlmuted the
expense of an American ropresontatlom at
MM.OOO. Ordered printed and recommitted,
llev. D. W. D. Harrison was elected Chaplain.
Tho House went Into Committee of the Whole
on the Army Appropriation bill, but after a
long discussion aguln adjournod without
dollnito .action.
The Senate was not in session on the 10th
Tho House again took up ktho;Arniy Ap
propriation bill- In Committee of the Whole,
and after considerable discussion, tho bill
passed through the committee. The com
mittee rose and reported the bill, but as It was
found that tho amendments agreed to In the
committee conflicted, and as It required time
to stralgHten them out, the House adjourned.
In the Senate, on the 12th, a number of
bills were Introduced and reforred, among
thorn the following: By Senator Wlndom,
to establish a Department of Commerce; by
Mr. Conovcr, to provide for the survey of an
Interior water route und puiiul from the Mis
sissippi River to the Atlantic Senutor Maxey
submitted a resolution Instructing the Com
mittee on Military An" airs to Inquire Into tho
expediency of constructing defensive works
on tho Rio Grande frontiers. Laid over for
the present. Hon. 1). W. Voorhees was
sworn in n h Sfiiuit.or from Indiana. Senutor
Booth wusnppointed Chairmun of the Com
mittee on patents, in mace oi cuimiur
Wudleiirh. recently annotated Chairmun of
the Committee on Privileges and Elections.
Senutor Davis of Illinois was excused from
further service on the Committee on Pensions,
and. Senator Saunders was excused from fur
ther service on the Committee on Transpor
tation Routes to the Seaboard. SonatorConk
lingrosetoa personal explanation concern
ing a recent publication in the New York
Herald which purported to give his (Conk
ling's) expressed opinions on certain pel-sons
and matters. The Senator said the statement
contains some remarks which he made in
casual conversation at times, and contains
other remarks which he never made at any
time. A number of appointments were con-
tinned in executive sossion, among
them the following: John L. Stevens, Minis
ter to Swoden and Norway ; Edgar M. Marble,
of Minhicriln. AHHiHtlltlfc Attorney-General :
John D. Dufrees, I'ublic Printer; Kenneth
itayner, solicitor or tno Treasury; r.imry ni.
Itruyton, Collector Internal Revenue for
Gnl. ..1..A T I'.iuu !iitw.i,m re.
signed. United States Marshals Robert II.
Crittenden, for Kentucky; Joseph L. Mor-
phes, for Northern Missouri In
the House, tho Army Appropriation bill, re
ported from the Cominilteo of the Wholo
on Saturday, came up for consideration us
the regular order, and after a lengthy discus
sion, passed without division. The following
iimnniliiiniits to the bill were nrevlouslv con
curred in: By Mr. Schleicher striking out
the clause prohibiting tho recruiting of tho
nrmv hflvnnri the ntiinhcr of enlisted men on
the rolls the first of November. By Mr. Cul
berson providing that four cavalry rogl
mnntu lm rnnrnited to ono hundred
men each company, to bo employed in de
fense of the Mexican and Indian frontiers of
Texas, provided nothing herein shall author
ize recruiting Dcyona iiti.uuu men. uupuu
llcans voted solidly against this amendment
and were Joined by Messrs. Uidtlings,
Mills and Schleioher. The amendment
Eroviding that stuff ofllcers shall not
o entitled to or rcoeivo any additional
rank, pay or allowances was rejected yeas,
123; nays, 131. The uegativo vote was given
by Republicans, backed by Messrs Black
burn, Carlisle, Cook, Harrison, EickhofF, Mul
loif Potter, Willis and Randolph. A large
number of bills were introduced and refer
red, including the bills to amend the laws In
relation to mailable matter of the third class;
designating the time for the meeting of Con
gress the ilrst Monday In January ; to reduce
the number of military cadets : for payment
of all cotton seized after the 2th of Muy, lii5 ;
also, to refund tho tax on raw cotton collect
ed from 186S to 1868 ; to prohibit by constitu
tional amendment the payment of claims
arising out of the late rebellion, etc., etc.
The following Is a list of the mem
bers of the House voting against the
adoption of the Bland bill for the rccolnage
of silver: Bacon, Now York; Bullou, Rhode
Island; Blair, New Hampshire; Brcwer.Mich
igan; Briggs, New Hampshire; 'lamp, New
lork; Uliittenaen, ftew lorn; iiauin,
Massachusetts; Cole, Missouri; Davis, N.
Carolina; Denison, Vermont; Eatnes,
Rhode Island; Field, JIasiicliusetts; rrye,
Maine: Gibson. Louisiana: Hardenberg. Now
Jersey; Hart, New York; Heudco, Vermont;
ilcwitt, ew lorK; Joyce, ermont;iA'onaru,
1.1 ill million , ii imoivj , ."iiiim , iiui.ini.iH.n-
igtin; Morse, Massachusetts; Norcross, Mas
sachusetts; I'eililie, New Jersey; Powers,
Maine; Reed, Maine; Rice, MasMichusetts;
Schleicher, Texas; Stephens, Georgia; Swann,
Maryland; n uid, i'ennsyivauia; oou, -now
The November Elections.
Elections were held on Tuesday, Xov. C, in
13 States, viz.: Massachusetts, Connecticut,
Xcw York, Xew Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Virginia, Mississippi, Illinois,
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas and Nebras
ka. Illinois elected only county officers;
Kansas and Nebraska only certain State
olllcers; while all the others chose mem
bers of the Legislature, and Massachusetts,
Xew Tork, Xew jersey, Mississippi,
Wisconsin and Minnesota also full or partial
lists of State officers. In five of the States
named the Legislatures chosen will have to
elect United States Senators viz.: Xew
York In place of Mr. Conkling; Pennsyl
vania In place of Mr. Cameron; Maryland in
place of Mr. Dennis; Wisconsin In place of
Mr. Howe; and Georgia in place of Mr.
The chief interest la tbe election cen
tered In tbe States of Massachusetts, Xew
York, Xew Jersey, Pennsylvania and
Wisconsin, In each of which the canvass
was fairly contested, and both parlies
claimed to hare frreater or lest hope of ine
cess. Maryland, Virginia, and Mis
stssippi were conceded to the Democrats, and
Minnesota, Kansas and Xebratka to the Re
publican. The general result in the several States b
a follows: j
Massachusetts Rice, Republican candi- I
date for Governor, ts elected by a plurality j
of about 18,000 over Gaston, the Democratta
candidate. ,- v .rr. y
Connecticut-The Republicans have made
some gains In members of the Legislature;,
no State officers were chosen, j
Xew York The entire Demoeratio ticket
is elected by majorities ranging from 12,000
to 19,000, although tbe Republicans have se
cured a majority on joint ballot in tho Leg
islature. In New York City, John Morris
soy, the anti-Tammany candidate for State
Senator In the Seventh District, Is elected..
Xew Jersey Gen. MeClellan Is elected
Governor.togethor with the rest of the Dem
ocratic State ticket, by from 12,000.'to 15,000
majority. Legislature strongly Democratic.
Pennsylvania Entire Demoeratio State
ticket chosen by from 8,000 to 10,000 ma
jority. ' i i
Maryland The Democratic candidate for
Comptroller (the only State officer chosen)
elected by a large majority.
Virginia Holllday, Democratic candldate
for Governor, elected without opposition. '
Mississippi Governor Stone re-elected
no Republican ticket run.
Illinois Chicago elects tho entire Repub
lican ticket The State-house appropriation,
is defeated. '
Wisconsin Entire Republican State tick
et elected by from 5,000 to 6,000. majority.
Legislature Republican.
Minnesota Entire Republican Stato ticket
elected by about 12,000 majority.
Kansas The Republican nominees, Hum
phrey for Lieutenant-Governor and Horton
for Chief -Justice, are elected by a largo ma
jorityprobably from 20,000 to 30,000.
Nebraska Republican by about 10,000'
A libel Some vile old traduoer says
that for the period of a month before
marriage and a month after death, men
regard their wives as angels.
General Nepokoitchitsky, Nicho
las's Chief of Staff, went from Warsaw
to war, seeP He must be " the largest
Pole " that knocks the persimmons.
Graphic. .
A tramp called at a house on West
Hill the other day and asked for some
thing to eat. He was so thin, he said,,
that when he "ad a pain he couldn't tell
whether it was a touch ef the colic or
the backache. Hawkeye.
An American savant named Smith
observes that " you rarely if ever see a
politician with smooth hair, a great
scholar with fine hair, an artist with red
hair, a fop with coarse hair, or an edit
or whose hair is carefully adjusted."
" The Lord will provide" is an ex
cellent motto, but "The Lord helps
those who help themselves" is equally
good. The patriot who sits all day in
the sun on a dry-goods box before the
village store, whittling and talking
'bout last 'lection, though he have all
the faith in the world, musn't expect to
go home to supper and find quail and
buttered toast waiting for him when he
gets there. N. Y. Commercial Adver
tiser. In a Connecticut district school a few
days since a little boy six years old waa
seen to whisper, but denied doing so
when reproved by the teacher. He was
told to remain after school, when the
teacher, trying to impress upon his
youthful mind the sinfulness of ' not
speaking the truth, asked him if they
did not tell him in the Sunday-school
where bad boys went who told false
hoods. Choking with sobs he said:
" Yes, marm, it is a place where there
is afire, but I don't just remember the
name of the town."
A Desperate Fight.
A fatal encounter between a couple of
men, named respectively F. Bedell and
Andreas Mille, took place at the sum
mit, across tho valley from Tuscarora,
the particulars of which are given as
follows : lledell called Mille out of his
tent and said he was going to settle an
old grudge between them, the former
being under the influence of liquor. A
desperate fight ensued, continuing nntil'
b)th were exhausted, Redell returning
to his tent. Shortly after, however, be
came back armed with a revolver, and
again called Mille out to finish the
fight. The latter also had a revolver,,
but it contained only one load, and tak
ing the weapon he stepped forth, when
Redell fired, the ball striking Mille in:
the abdomen and passing clear through
his body. Mille returned the fire but
missed his aim, when a hand-to-hand
combat between them ensued, Mille get
ting his antagonist's pistol and firing
over his shoulder at Redell, who was at
his back and holding him around tho
waist. After another straggle both fell
to the ground, and Mille dropped his
pistol, but, freeing himself, he sprang to
his feet, seized an ax, and with it dashed
out Bedell's brains. Mille is suffering
intense pain from his wound, which, it
is thought, must prove fatal. Elko
(Aer.) Independent.
Jcxtrs Bacmgartex, 1 Philadelphia
engraver, has just completed a new
great seal of the United States, for the
use of tbe State Department at Wash
ington. This is the only seal made for
the State Department since the original
seal was made, at the foundation of the

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