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TAX A. ZETELT, I*ublUl?or. PARKERSBURG. : : W. VA. GENERAL NEWS SUMMARY. ? Interesting Home and Foreign News. Domestic. The Detroit river was full of floating Ice on the -M, averaging from four to tire inches in thickness. Lake St. Clair was fro zen over. Ejoof.vi.lt Hiptata, a Bombay mer chant prince, arrived at New York City on the 21st, on a visit to this country. He has with him four wives and many servants. Governor James D. Williams, of Indiana, died at Indianapolis on the 20th. lie was taken sick on the day of the Presi dential election. His disease was inflamma tion of the bladder, with which he had been afflicted for about lifteen years. Governor Williams was born in 1S03. At a meeting at Wichita, Kan., on the 20th. of the parties interested In the Oklo hama Colony scheme, it was arranged that the colonv would move in a body from the Kansas, "Texas and Arkansas lines on the 6th of December. Thev have drawn up a letter addressed to the Resident and Congress, asking; that the army be prevented from inter fering with them. The official vote of Minnesota is as follows: Gartield, 93,903; Hancock, 53,31(5; Garfield's majority. 40,567. The annual report of the Commis sioner of Pensions shows that on June 30 there were over 250,000 pensioners on the rolls, entailing an expenditure of $50,000,000 annually. There are over 300,000 unsettled pensiou claims in the L* nited States, of which ?30,000 are the result of the recent Arrearages act. In a speech at the Lotus Club recep tion to General Grant, at New York City on the 20th, Whitelaw Reid, of the New York Tribune, proposed a Captain-Generalship in the army for General Grant, and that all re tiring ex-Presidents be made life Senators. General Grant replied: "Now in regard to the future of myself, which has been alluded to here, I am entirely satisfied as I am to-day. I am not one of those who cry out" against Republics, and charge them with being ungrateful. I am sure that as regards the American people as a Nation, and as individuals, I have even reason under the sun. if any person really has", to be satisfied with their treatment of me. I hope to have many years yet of life. I believe that I am in quite vigorous health, forty-eight years of age and have been for the last ten years and if I can render mv coun try any service iu any way I should certainly be very happv to'do it. But as 1 am of the aire of fortV-eight vears, as I say, I am beyond the period of volunteering, and if I am ever wanted in any way I shall have to be pressed into service. But n<>t being obstinate at all, I .-hall have to submit to those who have experience in getting me anywhere that will be entirely comfortable to myself." TnE Alexander Hamilton statue was unveiled in Central Park, New York, on the The official vote of Michigan is as follows: Gartfekl, 185.195; Hancoct, 131,301; "Weaver. 34.893; Dow, 942. There was a severe gale on Lake Onfario on the 22d. Several vessels went ashore, but as far as known no Jives were lost. W. C. Fish and Peter Schultz were # severely injured by a boiler explosion at To ledo, Ohio, ou the 22d. At Napa, Cal., on the 22d, five chil dren of Charles Bochriager were burned to death while locked in a house during the ab sence of their parents. The horses attaehed to a lager beer . wagon, at New York City, ran away on the 23d and dashed the wagon .against a street car, entirely wrecking it and throwing It from the track. Four men and three women were in the car, and two of the former and two of the latter were seriously injured. Seven' hundred boats were ice hound in the Erie canal, between Rochester and Utica, on the 2M. President Hayes says he is not a candidate for the United States Senate, nor lor any other position. A new census is to be taken in South Carolina to set at rest all doubts as to the cor rectness of the official count. Lieutenant-Governor Gray of In diana was. on the 22d, installed in the va cancy caused by Governor Williams' death. Lake navigation was practically closed <*V1 uu me ?au* United States Treasurer Gil fillax's annual report shows that the re ceipts of the Government compare very fa vorably with those of the previous year and show an increase from customs, internal rev enue an<l sales of public lands of $59,181,550. The balance of public money on deposit in the Treasury and subjeet to draft at the close of "business June 30, 18S0, was $417.223, 7(>7. Fifty-eight National banks were organized during the year; five failed and twenty-one went into voluntary liquidation, leaving 2,102 doing business. Hon. J. Floyd King, Congressman from the Fifth Louisiana District, has written a letter to the President In regard to the out rage report of H. B. Lanier, in which he says Lanier no more needs United States troops than does Kaum in the Treasury, or than he (King) does while attending the sessions of Congress. King says Lanier is short in his accounts in a large amount as State tax collector and has more than once been en gaged in desperate broils, not political, re sulting in the death of his antagonists. J. Hyatt Smith, member-elect of the Third Sew York Congressional District, Justin D. Fulton, Theodore L. Cuyler and others, have petitioned the President to restore Cadet Whittaker to his former place and position at West Point. The National Grange, Patrons of Hus bandry, in convention at Washington, D. C., on the 23d, adopted a resolution advocating that the office of Commissioner of Agricul ture be changed to Secretary of Agriculture, and the officer be made a" member of the President's Cabinet. A present from Queen Victoria to the President of the United States was re ceived at the White House ou the 23d, in the shape of a massive desk from the timber of Her Majesty's ship Resolute. Five persons were fataEy poisoned at a wedding reception at Kingston, Tenn., on the 23d, by arsenic used in the cake in stead of soda. Thirty more guestc were dan gerously ilL Bex Hasselman, an inmate <*f the St. Peter (Minn.) Asylum, was arrestad on the 23d on suspicion of having tired the iuilding. He made a confession that he comm&ted the deed. He savs he was badlv treated and tried to bum the building down in revenge. He was considered a mild case and ailowed the run of the building. Judge Robert J. Breckexridge, of Louisville, Ky., has been appointed Supreme Treasurer of th? Knights of Honor. A bank in process of excavation an the Hastings & Dakota Railroad, fell upon the men working under it, on the 23d, killing : instantiv Thomas Pitzpatriek, James Ward, Prank Johnson and Perry Sommers, and in juring Abe Parson so that he will probablv die. 1 The official vote of New Jersey stands j allows: Hancock, 122,365; Garfield, 120,- ' 553; Weaver, 2.617; Dow, 195. The printing department of Hostetter < <fc Smith's stomach bitters manufactory at Pittsburgh, was destroyed by lire on the 23d. i Loss about $40,000. The main building was t but slightly damaged. .. The steamer Bradford City, from Bos ton to Liverpool, lost 476 head of cattle on her i last ; assage. j Seven million bushels of grain was c Ice-bound in the >'e*r York canals on the 23d. ^ Professor James C. Watson*, an eminent scientist and astronomer, of the Wis consin State University, at Madison, died on the 23d. The CJrand Jury at New York City, on the 24th, presented an indictment against James O'Brien, alias Robert Lindsey, for per jury in testimony given before Justice Davis in the Morey Chinese letter. Bv reason of a mistake of some of the election officers in Indiana the votes cast for Benjamin G. Parker as Elector on the Re publican ticket in several counties in the State were returned for Thomas W. Bennett, who was not a candidate. Tin- tickets for the whole State were printed by the State Central J Committee and were correct, but the poll books and tally sheets, which were, under the law, provided bv the local authorities, con tained bv mistake the name of Bennett, who had declined, and for whom Parker had been substituted. The attention of the election officers and local committee in every precinct in the State was called to the change, and every precaution urged to see that the proper corrections were made in the tally sheets and poll -books, and it is only by the care lessness of the election officers that the votes that were cast for Benjamin L. Parker should be returned for Thomas W. Bennett. The error alfects several thousand votes and un der certain circumstances may lead to a cer tificate being given to one of the Ilaucock Electors, who has received a larger vote on the face of the returns thau that counted for Parker. Twenty-five buildings at Coalville, Pa., including the business part of the town, were destroyed by fire on the night of the 24th. The amount of National bank notes outstanding on November 1, 1SSC, was $342, 0(53,457; legal-tender notes, S34C.CS1, 016: total, : 1888,744,467. TnE military commander of the Ute reservation has been instructed to repel any and all intrusion by force. The total estimates of appropriations for the various departments of the Govern ment for the official vear ending June 30, 1881, compiled by the Secretary of the Treas ury from the estimates of the chiefs of the departments in the Government service, and to be presented to Congress when it convenes was made public on the 24th. The grand total asked for is $2i'8, 202, 722.28, as against *275, 097,3(34.39 in the estimates of the last year. The dwelling of J. C. Lukcr, eight miles from Bradford, Pa., burned on the evening of the 24th, the family just having time to escape in their night clothes. A little boy was so badly burned that he died a few hours after. J. F. Di'XN was killed at Alma, Cal., on the 25th, by a snow slide which carried him 3,000 feet down the mountain side. The Chinese treaty recently signed at Peking secures to this country control and regulation of the introduction of Chinese la borers by our owu legislation. One wing of the Western Pennsyl vania Penitentiary at Allegheny City was de stroyed by fire ou the 25th. The wing, which was 200 feet long, contained about fifty cells, occupied by uearly 100 convicts, who were quietly removed to other quarters. None of the prisoners attempted to escape.' A syndicate of American and En glish brokers has been formed to furnish $40. 000,000 to complete the Northern Pacific Rail way. The remains of Mrs. C. H. Noyes, wife of a prominent lawyer of Warren, Pa., were cremated in the Le Moyne furnace at Washington, Pa., on the 25th. This makes the sixth person cremated since its erection. Forelrn. The Panama Star and ITcrald says the American schooner May E. Hall, bound for David with a general cargo, was stopped by the Chilian steamer Amazonas on the 9th of November. Two blank shots were fired from the Amazonas as a signal for the schooner to stop, which the Captain evident ly did not understand and continued on his course. This aroused suspicion and two shells were fired at the schooner which was then hove to. The cargo was examined and found ?o be general merchandise. On learn ing the nationality and character of the ves sel the Chilian commander sent an apology to the Captain. A large number of Roumanian Jews are preparing to emigrate to Pennsylvania. War between Egypt and Abyssinia Is imminent. The Nihilists at St. Petersburg have distributed among the workmgmen a violently seditious address. The steamer Ortiga came in collision, on the morning of the 24th, with the French steamer Oncle Joseph, near Spezzia, Greece. The Oncle Joseph was so much injured that she soon sank. She had 800 persons on board, only about fiftj of whom were saved. Dervish Pasha entered Dulcigno on the 24th, after a slight engagement with the Albanians. The peace negotiations between Peru, Bolivia and Chili fell through because Chili demanded concessions of a large portion of territory which Peru refused to give up. LATE R. A tarty of five miners going from Georgetown, Col., to North Park, on the 20th ult, were precipitated in an immense snow slide in Continental Divide. C. H. Eaton and Thomas Granz were killed and James Frazer had a thigh broken in two places. The lemaining two, Nelson and Sandler, escaped with severe bruises. The party had been out in the storm five (lavs ami were nearly fam ished when the accident occurred. The official vote of Maine is as fol lows: Garfield Electors, 74,039; Hancock, 35,171; Weaver, straight, 4,4S0; Dow, 92; scattering, 127; Garfield's majority overall, 4,167. Marcus DeLa fayette Haxley was handed at Salem, Va., ou the 2Gth ult., for the murder of Zachariah Hayes in June, 1379. The Independent Republican Associa tion of New York having issued an address to General Garfield, congratulating him upon the result of the recent National election, and calling upon him to establish rules for en trance to all subordinate positions which shall make ascertained merit the sole test of ap pointment, discarding both partisan service and party affiliation from the list of qualifi cations, General Garfield replied that he hoped to have the co-operation of Congress in establishing a legal basis for all routine ap pointments, so that it should not be in the power of anybody, even the President, to re move any capable and faithful appointee dur ing his term of office, whether the term be long or short. As the family carriage of James John son, of Lake wood, N. J., was crossing the New Jersey Southern Railroad track on the 2lith ult. it was struck by a freiirht train. The carriage ?ras com pletely demolished, both horses killed, and Mr. Johnson, his daughter in-law and her infant child were thrown into a suow bank twenty feet distant. The in juries of Mr. Jo&nson and his daughter will probably prove fatal. The child was but. slightly hurt. Dclcigno was surrendered to the Montenegrins by Dervlsch Pasha personally on the 26th ult. A Washixgtok dispatch says there is about $$3,000,000 in gold bullion standing to the credit of the United States Treasurer, out of which it has been decided tocoin month ly $10,0*10,000 of the denomination of $5 and ' f 10. The work will be performed at the Phil- I adelphia Mint. The annual report of the Register of , the Treasury stales that the total tonnage of i Lhe country exhibits a decrease of 101,566 j ions, the enrolled tonnage having increased i J7.751 tons, while the registered tonnage de ceased 133,723 tons. The arnouut of build ng has ?-een less by 30,620 tons thin the pre :eding year. Two men were killed and three se riously injured by the falling of a scaffold at he Harlem, N. Y., Railway bridge on the !6tti ult. The schooner L. D. Fish, of Bath, He., stranded on the outward Diamond Shoa^ it Cape Ilatteras on the 26th ult. The rew consisted of seven men, all of whom were Irowaeij, except G. TV. Suowman, the master. The I'ost? Office Department* Washington, November 23. The annual report of the Postmaster-Gen eral is made public. It begins with the re mark by Mr. Maynard that as ho took charge Of the Department only on the 20th of August last ho speaks of it historically and as he finds it, with little reference to his own administra tion, which did not commence until after tho expiration of tho fiscal year, with whose trans actions the preseut report is chiefly con cerned. Mr. Maynard says he has carefully reviewed tho estimates submitted by Assistant Post master-General Brady for the next fiscal year's mail transportation in all its branches, and approves all of them, as being in accord ance with the probable requirements of the service. An appropriation is recommended for the continuance of the special mail facili ties on railroads, such as extra trains with mails only, and acceleration of regular trains carrying mails, etc.. which the people have en joyed for several years past. The report further says: " It is not doubted that regular and frequent means of mail steamship communication with Mexican, Cen tral American, South American and trans pacific ports would prove important auxilia ries to American commerce, and I think it would be a wise measure of public policy to encourage by appropriate legislation the estab lishment by our citizens of American Tncs of steamers to such of said ports as will in the judgment of Congress promote our commer cial interests. I think it would bo a wise measure to so amend the general law on the subject as to authorize the payment by tho Postmaster-General of just and reasonable compensation, within tho prescribed maxi mum limit, and commensurate with the im portance of tho services performed, to such lines of American steamers as may bo em ployed under contract by this Department in transporting mails of the United States to Mexican, Central American, South American and trans-Pacific ports. "The money-order system continues to grow in popular favor. Tho Superintendent of the system suggests a plan for the reduction of fees which seems to mo entirely feasible, and which is commended to the attention of Con gress. Briefly stated, his plan is to reduce tho fee for money-orders not exceeding $."> to five cents, aud to extend the maximum limit of an order from $50 to $100, so that the increased commissions received for large orders may offset the loss resulting from the reduced fee for small orders." The foreign money-order business and oper ations of the letter-carrier system are reported in a highly satisfactory condition. Mr. Maynard renews tho recommendations of his predecessor for legislative authority to accopt and to carry into effect the provisions of an article of the Universal Postal Union Convention, concluded at Paris Juncl, 1878, respecting the payment of limited indemnity for registered articles of tho Postal Union, tho origin and address of which maybe lost or stolen during the trans mission through the mails; and also for such modification of the provisions of the net of March 1870, as will authorize the adoption by the Secretary of the Treasury and I'ost master-Genetal of regulations providing for delivery by mail to addresses at offices ol' des tination in the United States, subject to pay ment of customs dutiesthercon,of any pnck< t of dutiable mail matter received in the mails from foreign countries. He is of the opinion also that authority to transmit and deliver du tiable articles of mail matter to addresses j through the mail, subject to the payment of customs duties thereon, should not be re- I strictcd to such mail matter as is now ex changeable in the Universal Postal Union mails, but should embrace all articles of du- I tiable matter received in the mails from other The Postmaster-General suggests the estab lishment of a "postal-savings" system, and also of postal telegraphs, in this countrj in th following terms: "One of my predecessors some years sincc recommended the incorpo ration into the Department of a system of postal savings. The subject has from time to time occupied the attention of Congress. For several years the system has been in opera tion in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and in Canada. When in London, recently, her Majesty's Postmaster-Gcneral kindly gave me facilities for observing the management of his Department. I learned that the postal-savings syBtem had been re markably successful, and had constantly grown in popular favor. As managed in that country, it is the sour e of some profit to the Government. In this countrj-, I incline to the belief that the system would have advantages even greater than in a compact population like that of Great Britain. In by far the larger portion of the United States there are no sav ings depositories, and are not likely to be. J o the people of those parts the use of the post office for this purpose would be a great boon. It would be an additional advantage that de posits would be available at any depository office in the United States-an important con sideration with a people so migratory as ours. It is believed the system would interfere little with the business of savings-banks, but would absorb funds not now deposited in them. Nor would the patronage of the Government be sensibly increased, sincc the system would be operated by persons already in the public serv ice with no considerable addition to the num ber. Your attention and the attention of Con gress is respectfully invited to it. "During my visit to the British Post-Office I examined with much interest the system of telegraphy for several years past connected with the postal service. This method of cor respondence is thought to have made great advance since it was changed from the man agement of private corporations, responsible to nobody? hardly to public opinion-and placed under the control of the Government. The busiuess has increased many fold, the cost of Bcndiug messages has been largely re duced, and the service is performed in locali ties it would never have reached under the pecuniary stimulus of private enterprise. At the same time it yields a margin of profit to the Royal Treasury. Is it not time for us to renew the inquiry whether it is wise to leave this important instrument of correspondence in charge of corporations whose primary ob ject is gain to the managers and stockholders, uud the convenience of the public secondary ?n>lV Maynard renews for the consideration of Congress the suggestion made by his prede cessor that the word "fraudulent," as it oc curs in Sections 3,029 and 4,W1, Revised Stat utes, preceding the word "lottery," should be strickcn out. He says: "That Congress, while expressly forbidding the use of the ordi nary mail to all lottery companies, whether fraudulent or not, should intend to afford the special security of the registry system and convenience and safety of the money-order system to persons engaged in employments declared by the Supreme Court of the United States to be 'demoralizing in their effects, no matter how carefully regulated,' unless ex press proof of fraud can be made against such companies, Is not to bo assumed. Congress will uot intentionally aid in demoralizing the public by affording extraordinary postal facil ities to persons or companies whoso business accomplishes this result. Ho further says that the legal positions taken by his predecessor concerning tho pow er of the Post-Office Department to exclude lotteries from the use of the mails meet his ap proval, and, under a recent decision of the United States Supreme Court in the caso of Stone vs. the State of Mississippi, ho has felt it to be his official duty also to give full effect to the action of any State Legislature in its effort to relieve the public from the evil con sequoncies of pernicious legislation in the ^Before leaving the subject Mr. Maynard re news the recommendation of Pos t masters ien eral Key that newspapers containing lottery advertisements be deprived of the privileges of the mail*. Attention is again called to the suit brought by Christopher C. Campbell against the post master at New York, which is now pending upon appeal before the Supremo Court. Suit has been brought by the same person u gainst several other postmasters upon the same ground? viz.: Alleged infringement of letters patent for improvement in post-office, uost-marking and canceling stamps, which stamps are furnished to postmasters by the Department. It is again requested that, be fore final judgment is had, postmasters should bt- placed under tho same legal protection riven to tho Treasury officials against the levy ipon their private property under judgments for acts done in official capacity and under Orders of the Department. ?A Tarisienne on a recent birthday i anniversary gave a dog dinner-party. Report of the Secretary of War. Washington, November 21. The annunl report of the Secretary of War (fives a perioral review of the various suburdi- j nate reports, calls attention to their several j recommendations, anil details at length the j operations of the Department during the year. Upon the subject of expenditures, appropria tions and estimates, the Secretary says: "The expenditures for all affairs under the control of this Department for the fiscal year ending June 30. 1880, were $39,934,77.5. Con press appropriated for the service the cur reut tiscal year 5=41,ii?fci,*K10. The estimates for the service of the tiscal year end i up June SO, 1*82, are $4:S,f>27,0'i.r>. The estimates in detail were originally submitted to mc for $(i2,-42".i,770, but, on revisi"ii of the same, omissions or reductions were made as follows: In the civil establishment, Sl v">!?5: military establish ment, S.ijO,(X?: public works, $18,514,12:'; and in th<* miscellaneous class, $25,00;), making the total of revisory reductions $18,802,714. The same increase in the amounts of esti mates for the year 1882 over t ho amounts ap propriated for the year issi appears in the civil establishment, the military establish ment and the miscellaneous. For the public work I have reduced the estimates to accord with what I understand to be tne amount re quired for the absolute necessities of the serv ice in order to prevent a waste of property and damage to commercial interests beyond such necessities. It is submitted that tho wis dom of Congress may perceive that, as valua ble improvements surround the realty of the Government, and as the commerce of the country advances in growth and prosperity, so should appropriations to cover expenses be apportioned. "The Mississippi River Commission, oper ating in accordance with an act approved June 28, 187Vsubmitted a report which was duly transmitted to Congress last March, and was published by order of the House of Rep resentative!? The report exhibited for tho lirst time estimates of the appropriation re quired for \4?rk9 of improvement therein de scribed amounting to $5,113,000, and it awaited further consideration when the session closed. The Commission has communicated to mc its desire to renew those estimates, and this com munication will bo transmitted to Congress as j a matter of special importance, not included, j however, in the annual estimates ami expendi tures for tho service of this Department." In retrard to the South l'ass of the Mississip pi ltlver, the Secretary says: "Tho perma nency of this important work seems to be as sured from the fact that there has been no \ failure whatever in the maintenance of tho j maximum channel during the six months end ing August 0 last. This Improvement has opened through sands and shoals a broad, deep ' highway to the ocean, and is one upon the per- j mancnt success of which congratulations may [ be exchanged among people abroad and at home, and especially among the communities ! of the Mississippi Valley, whose commercial | exchanges lloat in an unobstructed channcl safely to and from the sea." Secretary Ramsey concurs in tho recom mendation of General Sherman that Congress be asked to give 2, '>,000 enlisted men specifically ! to the troops nj the line of the army, and fa vors the abandonment of many small posts and the concentration of larger forces at strat- j egle points. The absence of a large number of ; officers from their rciriments is alluded to, and action is recommended looking to the relief of the service in this respect. The Secretary indorses the recommendation of the Adjutant-General in relation to placing j uniformed State militia upou the same foot- J itig in respect to its rules and forms as the regular forces, and calls attention to the ne cessity of providing by legislation for the or ganization, arming and discipline of the militia. The affairs of tho Leavenworth Military Prison, the Secretary says, have been capably administered during the year. He suggests, however, that, in order to be entirely success ful und to carry out as far as possible the original design of making the institution self sustaining, one important measure of legisla tion is necessary, which is the authority of Congress to apply the earnings of the prison to its maintenance. Concerning const defenses the Secretary says: "From personal inspection of many of the fort i Mentions roforred to by the Chief of Engineers, I ??'?? ? emphasize his recom mendations, and t>eg to state that their incom petent and defenseless condition is discredita ble to the country. Judging from the history of all other nations and the experience of our own, the United States will, notwithstanding our traditional paciilc policy, llnd itself soonor or later at war with a maritime power. When that war comes it will come suddenly. There will be no time after its declaration to construct defenses, either fixed or llonting. Other Nations have been for some years and are now constructing1 fast war 6teainers of enormous size, incased in iron armor up to two feet in thickness, and armed with rilled guns weighing1 up to 10U tons, carry ing' shot of a ton's weight, llrcd with littlo short of a quarter of a ton of powder. It is feared that the country does not appreciate I the fact that alter a declaration of war a lew ! days or even hours might bring these great i engines of destruction to our coast. It may I be to New York, or Boston, or Portland, or Baltimore, or New Orleans, or San Francisco, or any point the enemy may select. No one can estimate the damage which may follow." \ The works of river and harbor improve- j mcnts, and examinations, and surveys pro- I vided for by the act of March 3, 1870. and pre- j vious acts, wore carried on during the liscal I year with satisfactory progress. The amount I available therefor July 1, 18 TO, was $10,772,170. j The amount expended to June U0, 18S0, was i ffl,171.2.'l, leaving a balance of $i,5!i7,9.*?5 to bo expended during the present fiscal year, to which is to be added appropriations by the River and Harbor act of June It, 18S0, amount ing to $S,a-il,m The act of June 14, 1SS0, makes provision for 3-18 works of improve ment, in sums varying froin$50Jto $30,000, and for surveys and examinations with a view to the improvement of 114 localities. In relation to the Whittaker case, the Secre tary says: "I have refrained from comment ing upon the unfortunate agitation which flowed from an alleged assault upon a colored j cadet at the West Point Academy in April last, | for the reason that, in some of its legal as- j pects, the subject is still under cousidcra- j tiou." In conclusion Secretary Kanisoy recom- I mends that a provision be made by lawfor the 1 appointment of an Assistant Secretary of War. j ? ? The Indian Bureau. Washington, November 21. j The annual report of the Indian Bureau for J 1880 has been completed. It exhibits a con- I tlnued steady advancement toward civilize I tion on the part of nearly all the Indian tribes, j and a very remarkable projrrcss in many in stances, especially ainomr the Ojralallns and' Brtilo Sioux in Dakota, and the Pacific Coast ! Indians collected at tho Yakima Agency, j The demands upon the Bureau by tho Indians ' of a large majority of tho agencies for imple* j ments with which to enable them to perform j manual labor are far beyond the means at the | dlposal of the Department for that purpose. The number of Indians in the United | States, exclusive of Alaska, is reported at 255,- j 038, all of whom, except about 18,000, arc more j or less under direct control of agencies of tho I Government. The civilized Indians now in the Territory number 80,5(10, and the uncivilized I 17,750. There are, in round numbers, 25,000 I Indians in Dakota, 23,000 In Now Mexico, 21,000 j in Montana, 17,000 in Arizona and 14,000 in I Washington Territory. It appears there are upwards of 5,000 Indians in New York State, and more than 10,t 00 in the State of Michigan. J The following shows the substantial results i of Indian labor during the year by Indians j exclusive of tho live civilized tribes of Indian Territory: Number of acres broken by Indians, 27,283; number cul tivated, 170,817: number of bushels of wheat raised, 415,777; of corn, 000.430; of oats and barley, 222,439; of vegetables, 370,145; number of tons of hay cut, 50,527; number of cattle owned, 78,812; of sheep, 804,137. liy tho live civilized tribes: Number of acres culti vated, 314,398; number of bushels of wheat raised, 330,424; of corn, 2,446,012; of oats and barley, 124,5i>8; of vegetables, 595,000; num ber of bales of cotton raised, 1,000; number of tons of hay cut. 14.000: number of cat tlo owned. 297,010; of swine, 403,280. During the year sixty boarding and 110 day 6ohools have been in operation among the dif ferent Indian tribes, exclusive of the live civ ilized tribe in the Indian Territory, which have boen attended by over 7,000 children, and taught by 318 teachers. What is the spot most dear to cat tle? Their fodtlerland. ' Report of the Comptroller of the Cur rency. Washington, November 24. The following- is a portion of the animal re port of the Comptroller of the Currency. The remainder, which consists of a review of the operations of the National Hank system since resumption, and the estimate of the amount of currency and coin in the country, an<* the amount in National, State and savings hanks, and in the hands of the people on the date of resumption by coin payments, and 011 Novem ber 1, 1879, and November ], 1880, is not yet completed, but will be ready for publication "in the course of a few days: The amount of National IJank and legal tender notes outstanding November 1, 18i0, and the aggregate amounts of both kinds of notes for the same date in 1S78 and 1S79 were as follows: ,, . Amount Amount Denonuna- 0/ national Uyal-lcud lions. Banknotes, tr note*. Auorrf/ate. I* $21,954,900 $24,247, ira r,? 1,2j7,200 21,829,318 23,<?0,o.8 "J Ol\liltl,70U 07,132,138 107,042,K98 .1".? Il3,820,5s0 75,fc3u,U08 189,055.588 ?s 72,083,277 147,7IU,KI7 ~l,4ls,;ioO 24,350,175 45,777,875 ?i^.s 20,888,990 33,009,700 .r>9,a5s,uuo ?;"? 10,120," OJ 10,705, 50J 239, WO 14.40I.50J 14,O4U,5U0 5^8 fro, WO SHoVoj Add "for 3J0'?00 fractions of notes not pre sented or destroyed 15,129 .......... 15,129 Dedua^r5342'0?3'451 ^744^407 legal-tcn der notes destroyed in Chica go lire 1,000,000 1,000,000 Totals. $."42, Off), 451 $!H0,O81,01tf $G88.74I,407 The aggregate amount of both kinds of notes in 1879 was $0*1,816,5:20, and in 1878, $0t;0,. 333,137. The law provides that utter specie payments uro resumed tho National Banks shall not bo furnished with notes of less de nomination than $5, and in accordance with this provision no notes of denominations of $1 and $2 have been issued since the 1st day of January, 1879. The amount of ones outstand ing that day was $4,793,817, and of twos, $2, 924,930. Total, $7,718,747. Since that date the ones have been reduced $2,501,355, and iho twos, $1,717,070, making a total reduction of small bank notes of $4,219,025. The amount of legal-tender notes of the deuom. nation of one doVar outstanding at that date was $20,257,100, and of twos, $20,0^5,525. Toial, $40,292,034. Tfte increase since that date lo November 1, ISoO, has been $3, 491, 584. Thus it will be seen that while the small notes of the National Hanks have been re duced more than four tnil".ons ($4,219,(J25), in compliance with the law, since the dale of resumption, the legal-tender notes of fesnme denominations have been increased $3,491,584. The total amount of theso denominations of both kinds outstanding November 1, 1880, is $47,283,010. Tho total increase during tho year is $3,305,575. The decrease during tho year previous was $3,049,451. Of the entire amount of Natioual-Bank and leKal-tendcr notes now outstanding, nearly seven per cent, consists of $1 and $2 notes, more than thtriy onc per cent, of ones, twos and lives, and more than lifty-eight per cont. is in notes of a less denomination than $20, and eighty per cont. is in nous of a lower denomination than $59. Of the entire issue, about twenty per cent, is in denominations of $50 and upwards. 1 he amount of circulation or tho Hank of France Januai, 30, 1879, was $458,191,100, showing un increase between that time and January 29 of $0,100,707. The Imperial Bank of Germany is sues no notes of a less denomination th:in $<.50, and tho Hank of France issues but about $-,000,000 'n notes of a less denomination than $5. The Bank of England issues no notes less than $25, and the Banks of Ireland and Scot land none less than $5. The amou'nt of clrcul lation in this country in denominations of $5 and under was $214,320,838 Novcmocr 1, 1880. In the foreign countries named a larsre amount of silver and gold coin of the lower denomina tions enters into sreneral circulation. It wil| be impossible to keep in c'rculat.on any large amount of small sold coins or silver dollars unless the coinage of tho latter is restricted and the small notes withdrawn. Tho total amount of United States bonds held as security for circulating notes on the 1st of November, 1880, was $159,748,059. On October 1, 1805. tho total amount of bonds held for this purpose was $270,250,550, of which $109, - 397,950 was in six por cents and $70,852,000 in flvo per cents. On October 1, 1870, the banks held $246,891,300 six per cents and $95,942,5.70 flvo per cents. Since that time there has been to November 1, 1870, a decrease of $185,211,550 in six per cent, bonds and an increase of $51,137, 200 in live per cents. The banks now hold $30,933,050 of four and a half per cents which have been deposited since September 1, 1870, and S119, 075,100 four per cents which havo been deposited since July 1, 1877. During the year, $19,243,303 four per cents have been withdrawn, chlclly for the purpose of realizing the largo premiums on these bonds, and $22,370,750 flvc per cents deposited, which will inaturoin a few months. The banks still hold $8,000 six per cent. 5-20 bonds and $520,903 flvc per cent. 10-40 bonds, upon which interest has cea<od. They also hold $140,552, 850 of lives of 1881, which are redeemable tho 1st of next May, and $2,040,000 sixes of 1881, payable the 1st of January next, and $50,432, 150 sixes of 1881, which are redeemable the 1st of Julv next. All of tho live and six-per-cent, bonds now held by the National Banks, with the excep tion of the Pacific ttailway bonds, will ma ture on or before July 1, 1881, and will prob ably be rcplaccd by bonds bearing interest at four or 4>4 percent., or by new bonds hereaft er to be Issued by authority of Congress bear in? a less rate of interest. The amount of bonds hold by the National Hanks November 1, 1880, was $405,369,350, and the amount held by other banks and bankers of the country in the above table is $223,053, l(tt Tho total amount held by all tho banks apd bankers is shown approximately to be more than one-third of the whole interest-bearing funded debt of the United States, as follows: State Banks and Trust Companies.. $24,498,004 Savings Banks lbl?,187,S!U Private Banks 14,:t00,084 National Bunks 403,;;6J,:>50 Total $631,422,454 Tho increase in tho net deposits of National Banks during the year was $187,385,075; of savings banks, $34,508,295; of private bankers, S12,749,0S4; and of State banks and trust com panies, $Gl,713,7(il, making a total increase In the bank deposits of the country of $326,356, 315. The total number of National Baiiks, State banks, saving* banks, private bankers, etc.. in the country June 11,1880, was 6,532, with a total banking capital of $630,049,390, and total deposits of $2,219, 883, 250. The Comptroller recommends that the laws now in force be so amended that National Bank circulation shall be redeemed upon a percentage of notes outstanding; that banks in operation shall pay their proportion of the expense, and the remainder bo bome by the Sovernment, which alone receives the benefit, ind should therefore pay its just share. The Sovcrnmont has for tho past fifteen yoars an nually received an average of more thun $3, 100,000 of taxes upon deposits upon a system mknown elsewhere In any country, nnd it s certainly but just that it should bear | he expenses of the redemption of those notes ! ;rom circulation of which it receives tho en ire benefit. The total amount of National Bank notes received for redemption by tho Comptroller of tho Currency and at the re lctnption agencies of the Treasury during tho rear 1880 is shown to have been $00,098,940. The number of bank notes which have been ssued since the organteat ion of the system is , 37.677,219, valued at $980,008, 985. Of theso 08, 136, 5!6, valued at $017.0J.">,5M, have been re leetwd, and 38,710,653, valued at $:>I2.0&1,451, J vere sf 111 outstanding on November 1, 1880. The amount of National-Bank currency de frayed during the year ending October 31, . 8S0, was $35,539,060. The total losses charged off by tho banks 1 luring the current year were $14,706,400, and j or the four years previous, $85,845,009. Tho | oial losses charged off during the last flvo j ears are more than 25 per cent, of the entire 1 :apital of tho banks. During the last live , ?ears the average number of banks annually >a?sing dividends on accouut of io-ses have , >icn279; the average amount of capital upon i vhieh no dividends have been paid during hat time was $42,266,244, l'roin which it follows | hat for a continuous period of flvo years ibout one-seventh of the whole number of mnks in operation have paid no dividends, ] and that nearly one-tenth of the total capital has been uuremunerative. Total estimated amount of coin and bullion in the country November 1, $012,283,357, of which ?454,012,030 was gold and $158,271,327 silver. The amount of gold and silver and per cent* of each held by the United States Treasury November 1, 1M80, is as follows: Standard dollars $47,084,459 Other coin and bullion :i0,t?72,857 Total silver $77,75,, 310 Gold coin ami bullion i40,7-.">,953 Total coin and bullion $218,483,288 I'er cent, of silver. IS5.U Percent, of gold w-4 The amount of bullion in the Bank of En gland in October, 1-fiO, was $i ll,i>oT,0v0, iind in the Bank of France Octobers, 18S0, -"f il<?, 1 10, 000, The percentage of gold held was 3 i. 7, and silver ?J8.:i. Statistics sbow u rapid reduction during the last two years in the amount ol' the outstanding' circulation of bunas wh.ch have ceased to do business, and indicate that the tlnai loss upon thenotesof the National Hanks will not exceed one or per cent. ? m ? Estimates for Fiscal Year Ending June SO, 18b2. Washington, Novembers*. The book of estimates, containing the amount of appropriations required for the public servicc during the liseal year ending June 30, lilt;, has been completed. The total amount estimated for the Legislative expenses is $3,0.i8,6l3. The amount appropriated for the 'liscal year ending June 30, Mil. was $.',071,81*7. The estimate lor the Executive proper is $U8, 008, against $97,401 appropriated last year. The following ate tho estimates for the several EACCutive Departments during the tiseal year eliding June 30, 1882, and the appropriations made therefor for the llscal year ending June 30, 1561: DEPARTMENTS. mi. mi. State $lta,440 $150,040 Treasury !<,:>.r>>i,:iil4 8,710,-40 War ],257,tS) l,?i4,MiO Navy.... 105,420 Interior 2,:?5,aj4 2,t 45,'J?4 Postoilice (SJt*7:K! Gui,i80 Agriculture ;>)?,, 20 244, ;MJ Justice 137,420 1? ),i8J The total amount eetitnnte'l for all ifccTixuou live Departments aggregate $14,530,405.23 for 1882. The appropriations made for the same in 1881 were $13, 4J8, 008.50. MISCELLANEOUS. Total Judicial $399,300 Foreign iiuereourse 1,Uj7,u?> Military establishment 30,-40, *.00 Naval 15,0.2, ..31 Indian alTairs 4,858,800 Pensions 50,000,000 Public works 13,050,633 Postal servicc 3,030,757 Estimated amount required for post al sen ice lor 1882 42,475,932 Eestimaicd amount which will be provided by tho Department from its own revenue accruing lrom postages and other sources 38,845,174 Leaving a deiiciency to be provided for out of tho general Treasury of 3,030,757 Public printing, paper, binding and lithographing 2,0n3.156 Payment of Judges' Court claims. .. 400, uoo Lilt-saving stations 610, '.00 Kcvenue-eut'er service 1,10 J, iwO I Engraving and printing. 425,000 Lign-bouse establishments 2,0.'!?,0j0 Coast and geodetic survey 550,900 Maintenance of iish-hatehing ves sels, construction of standard weights and measures, suppress ing counterfeiting and other crimes, and for other miscellane ous objects under Treasury De partment 1,493,2S0 Signal Service 450,003 J Miscellaneous objects under War Department 2,432,235 Miscellaneous objects under Inte rior Department 2,217,175 Miscellaneous objects under De partment of Justice 3,265,000 Grand total $298,202,722 The appropriations for 1881 were, in the ag gregate, $298,050,097. A Hunter's Exciting Struggle With a Wounded Deer. A Stroudsburg (I'a.) dispatch to the New York Time ? tells tho following: An Irishman named "Mike" Callighnn owns a small and almost valueless farm in the mountains, a few miles north of Porter's Lake in Pike County, Penn. The land being too stony to produce paying crops, Callighan is obliged to turn his hand to anything: at which he can earn a little money, Ho is quite expert with tho riile, and during the few years that he has lived in the wilds of Pike County he has shot a large number of deer, several bears and a few wildcats. Ho has been so accustomed to seeing bi ars in tho woods that he says ho has no more fear of meeting them than he has of a cow. He has had many hairbreadth escapes with bears and catamounts within the past five years, but always came out victorious. He had an encounter? which, had it not been for the timely arrival of his daughter, might haye been his last? a few mornings ago. Callighan arose earlier tlmn uaual, as ho de sired to sturt early for Bushkill, about thirteen miles distant. While hitch. n^ his horso to tho wairon he discovered a large, four-pronged buck deer grazing on a small clearing a few rods from the house. He run to the house, seized his ritlo, and crawled on his bands and knees through the woods behind a stone fence, until ho got within shoot ing distance. Then, to mako sure of hitting the deer, ho placed the barrel of his riile in the crotch of a small chestnut, and, tak ing deliberate aim, tired. The deer gave an upward plunge and fell to the ground, appar ently lifeless. The ball had penetrated tho animal's breast, from which the blood tlowed freely. Callighau laid down his gun. and, climbing the fenco, walked up to the wounded deer with the Intention of cutting its throat. As he was about to draw his hunting-knife from his belt, the deer gave a sudden and desperate plunge, catching the hunter with Its antlers and throwing him several feet in the air. When he landed he struck upon his head and shoulders, stunning him so that he lay several seconds partially insensible. When he lully recovered the deer was stiU lying on the ground a few feet distant. Callighan thought the animal had lost enough blood to warrant him to make a second attack without danger of being further injured. He seized the dying buck by the antlers with his loft hand, and with his right drew the blade of the knife across the animal's throat with the intention of severing the windpipe, but in this he only partially suc ceeded. This seemed to add to the fury of the wound ed animal, for it srave another powerful lungef throwing the hunter witn great violence to the ground. The deer then begun pawing him with ita- front feet and goring him with its horns. In the struggle the hunter lost bis knife, and, fenring that the deer would kill him, he shouted to his daughter, who hastened to her father's rescuc. She picked up the knife, seized the deer by the antlers, and with one thrust of tho knife nearly severed the head from the body. It gave one or two kicks and died. Although Callighan's injuries are not dangerous, ho will be laid up for some time. His body was liter ally covered with scratches, and his clothes were torn into shreds. The deer was a very large one, weighing nearly 200 pounds, and was the third 0110 the brave young woman has helped kill during the past few years. ? A Bremen newspaper says that the North German Lloyds have engaged to coiivc)' three thousand Roumanian Jews to New York before the end of the present year. The emigrants are sick of their own country, and have been enabled to seek fresh homes across the Atlantic by the liberality of their co-re ligrionists in France and'Germany. Tho North German Lloyds have undertaken to find orthodox food for the emigrants during the passage. The patrons pro vide funds not only for the passage, but also for the purchase of homes and farms in America. Edward Hannon, a locktender at West Troy, having received a month's wages, mistook a New York steamboat for a local ferryboat and was carried to that city before it occurred to him that the Hudson lliver had grown very ivide suddenly. The lucre dazzled him. After the death of Conrad Seitz, at Monroe, Alabama, this telegram was received from Ella Dor.sev. his allianced wife: "Delay funeral "two days. I will be ready for burial with him." She kept her word by committing suicide. Beport of the United States Treasurer, Washington*, November 22. . Prom the annua] report of United State* Treasurer Gilttllan it appears that the receipts of the Government compare very favorably with those of the previous fiscal year, and show an increase from customs, internal revenue and sales of public lands of $59,811, 605, and a decrease in those from miscellane ous sources of only $112,079. The expendi tures show a slight increase of $695,074 in the aggregate as compared with the previous fis cal year, caused by an increase of $22,395,040 in payments on account of the Interior De partment, but show a decrease of f-l??W,M65 in expenditures for interest and premium on the public debt, on civil and miscellaneous accounts, and for the War and Navy Depart ments. The balance of pubOc money ou deposit in the Treasury, and subject to draft at the eloso of business June :.'0, 1*79, was $417,~23,787. Th0 receipts during: the year from all sources amounted to $11*1,578,241, and drafts paid $708-, 190, ft 0. After deducting receipts properly re funded and outstanding drafts, there was sub ject to draft at the close of business June 30, 1880, $20i,683,8.)8, which diiTers from the debt statement balance by $1,595,213. which is ex plained in the appendix. The business ot the Government involved the transfer during: the year of $11,053,357,082, the greater portion through the medium of accounts of this oilice, and the remainder by the actual transporta tion of funds. Fifty-eight National Banks wco organized during the year, Ave failed, and twenty-one went Into voluntary liquidation, loaving 2,102 doing business. The amount collected from National Banks by the Treasurer of the United States for semi-annual duty accruing during the year was $7,591,770. The total amount collected during the existence of the National-Bank sys tem is $100,301,309. The report embodies n statement of the liar bilities and assets of the Treasury for the years 1877, "78, '79 and '80, from which it appears that tho gold and silver coin and bullion ranged from $114,464,982 in 1877 to $163,9iJ9,444 In 1878, to $222, 807,308 in 1*79, and to $18.104.22.168 in 1SS0. The decrease of $8,500,0U0 betwoen 1879 nnd 1880 is represented by the reduction in tho gold bulanccof $34, 000.000, ami an increase in the silver coin and bullion on hand. The in fluences tending to the decrease of the gold balance havo been primarily tho scarcity of notes, compelling payment of thedaily balance to the New York Ciearing-IIouse in gold coin. There has been but a small amount of United States notes and gold certificates presented for redemption in gold coin. There has been during the year an increase In the silver coin of $15,977,070 in standard dollars, and of $7,819,991 in fractional 6iivcr VUiU. Note assets, including balances due from depository banks, have decreased from $107, 664,287 in 1877 to $03,417,282 In 187*, to $63,920,653 in 1879, and to $42,402,314 in 1880. The steady decrease, the Treasurer says, is due in great measure to the withdrawal of notes caused by the presentation of Clearing-lloiiscccrtificatea for redemption, the amount of these certifi cates outstanding: having been reduced from $31,335,000 in 1879 to $9,075,000 in 1S80. Another reason for the smallness of the note balance, Mr. Gilfillan adds, may be found in the falling off in the note receipts, the revenues of the Government being now largely paid in coin and silver ccrtitlcatcs. From the tables of assets and liabilities of the Government for November 1, 1879, and No vember 1, 1S*0, it is shown that on November 1, 1879, there wore $151,047,044, and on Novem ber 1, 1880, there were $141,597,0:11.01 availablo for resumption. The amount of gold coin and bullion in the Treasury January 1, 1879? the date of the resumption of specie payments was $135, 382, &i9, and at this date? November 1 ?it Is $140,725,952, and in addition there have accumulated in the Treasury $47,084,469 in standard silver dollars. The redemption of United States notes In gold since the resump tion of specie payments has negreyated $11, 063,336. Since the order of the Depart mcnt of January ], 1879, authorizing the receipt of United States notes for customs duties, there have been received on that account $142,323,601. The total coinago of standard silver dollars under the act of February 28, 1878, has been $72,847,750. Of this amount $56,588,106 are Id the Treasury and in the Mints, und $25,259,644, being more than 34, per cent, of the coinage, are in circulation. The Treasurer, instances banks which have reduced and forthwith increased their circular tion to the former amount with the avowed object of relieving themselves from the trouble and expense of redeeming their notes through the redemption agency, as requred by law, and says: "It is plain that such transactions as theso are not within the spirit of the act of Juno 20, 1874. That act authorizes the deposit of legal-tenders by any National Bank desiring to withdraw its circulation in whole or in part. A wish to sur render circulation, with the reserved intention of taking out more at once, or as soon as a fall in the price of bonds shall make the transac tion profitable, is not, it is submitted, such a dosire to withdraw circulation as the law con templates. It could neither have been Intend ed nor expected that the law would become the means of enabling banks to operate in securities of the Government deposited to secure the redemption of their notes, or to throw upon the United States or other banks of the country the expense of redeeming their notes while maintaining and enjoying the full circulation to which the law entitles them." Pension Report. Washington, November 22. Thk annual report of the Commissioner of Pensions shows that on the 30th of June last there were 250,803 persons receiving pensions from the Government. The annual pensions average $10'J, an aggregate for nil of $25,917, 806. Exclusive of arrears the payments for the year amounted to $37,048,185, of which $12, 468.191 was accrued pension in new cases. The total amount paid out for pensions during the year was f57,028,9.*i. Commissioner Uent ley estimates it will require upward of $50, 000,000 to pay tho pensions for the current year. The number of cases in which arrears of pensions have been allowed up to November 1? date of report? is A 917. The average in each case is *560. A table is given showing the number of pensioners borne upon tho rolls at the end of each fiscal year from 1861 to 18S0 and the amount of money paid out for pensions each year. Tho total amount for twenty years is $455,718,505. , . ? Some Tilings to Disbelieve. When a man advertises for a part ner, and wants a young man to put in a small investment of $100 or $500, and promises to pay him a realization of tifty or ono hundred per cent, profit, don't believe it. When a man offers to give away knowledge of the utmost value for the cure of consumption and any and all other diseases, by mere ly sending a three-cent postage-stamp to prepay postage, don't believe it. When a man proposes to make every one else rich, ana looks to other peo Sle's interest more than to his own, on't believe it. When a man offers to give you something of great value for something of less value? in other words, give something for nothing, don't be lieve it. Many persons advertise on purpose to filch men of money gained by hard labor, and before entering into any speculation which may be offered to you, take advantage of the many means at your command and ascertain the facts with reference to the proposed business before you invest, and thus save your money as well as assist in effectually breaking up all swindlino establishments. Relics of King Philip and his braves are often unearthed near Fall River, Mass. Elisha Anthony, of South Som erset, Mass., while excavating for a barn cellar on his farm, dusupthe skel eton of a brave, and near him lay his pipe and the utensils which Indians used to bury with their dead. ?Petroleum was struck at Ponca, Neb., at a depth of 550 leet, by work men digging for coal. ? Philadelphia will produce 35, 000, * 000 yards of woolen goods in 1880.