Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, December 02, 1880, Image 4
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WASHINGTON, D. C. NOV. 30, 1880. Mr. and Mrs. Garfield after spending a week in the city, yesterday left in a special car for their home at Mentor. They were accompanied hy Congress man Townsend, ot Ohio, I>eaeon Rich ard .Smith, of the Cincinnati Gazette, 11. G. Wanner, President of the Cincin nati Chamber of Commerce, and Major Swaim, of the United States army, j During the stay of Mr. Garfield he was i called upon by many friends and re | ceived all the attention befitting the j exalted position he will occupy before the people after the fourth of March next. One thing, however, is very cer tain. lie has kept a discreet tongue and no person has been able to get a ! word from him that indicates in any j way what the course of his administra .,- • . • i tion on many public questions of mi j'ortance is likely to be. The more con- j servative of the Republicans hope that j he will pursue a moderate course to ; wards the South and that sectionalism ' in the politics of the country will speed j ily die out under the policy he will pur j sue. On the other hand the stalwarts expect a different outcome from the change of Executives, and believe that the entire policy of Mr. Garfield will be dictated by Conkling, Cameron, Logan and the other leaders of the radical wing of the party. Time alone will tell which side is correct in the prog nostications thus made. ONE OBJECT or THE VISIT. It is said by certain wise men who profess to know a thousand things that are hidden outside the range of general vision, that one of the princi pal objects of General Garfield's visit was to make peace with John Sherman. It is also said that this object has been accomplished, so that now between the President-elect and the head of the Treasury Department "peace, like a riv er, rolls its way.' 1 The most intimate friends of General Garfield in the Ohio Congressional delegation confidently predict that Mr. Sherman will be elect ed to the Senate. It is known that great efforts are being made to get Taft into Garfield's Cabinet, and if this suc ceeds, there can be no place in that collection of statesmen for Charles Fos ter. Congressman Townsend, who is a close friend of General Garfield sees no opening for Foster into either the Sen ate or the Cabinet. CABI/.ET SPECULATIONS. A gentleman who conversed with Gen. Garfield on last Friday, says there is not one word of truth on which to base the various statements relative to the General's views on the composition of his cabinet. He listens patiently to all the suggestions and advice tendered him, but gives no indication of his own views. Ilis only positive declaration on this subject is that he cannot and will not talk on the subject until after Con gress ,has met, counted the Electoral vote and declared the will of the people. He will then, it is understood, proceed to select members of his Cabinet. TIIK SUPREME BENCH, Although Justice Swayne has intimat ed several times within the last half dozen years his purpose to retire from the bench of the Supreme Court on the full salary allowed by law, he still holds on, much to the discomfort of a score or more of anxious aspirants who are ambitious to succeed him. Within the last few days it has come to he general, ly believed that he will retire before the end of the winter, and as he is from Ohio, common rumor assigns the place to n Ohio man, Mr. Stanley Matthews'* name being most prominently mention ed in this connection. So far as Justice Strong, whose prospective retirement has been several times alluded to, is concerned, it is understood that the President has been .informed of his purpose to that effect. At the cabinet meeting on last Friday the subject of a successor to Justice Strong was consid ered. The propriety of making the appointment from the South was con ceded, and quite a number of names were suggested and discussed without reaching a conclusion. The difficulty seeuis to he in fixing upon an available man from that section of sufficient at tainments and reputation, who would bo regarded as a truly teprosentntive man. MILITARY MATTERS. Gen. Miles arrived to-day, and the contest over the appointment of chief signal officer lias broken out afresh. Both Mr. Hayes and Gen. Garfield are strongly in favor of the appointment of Gen. Ha/.en. The friends of General Hazen think that both together they ought to have preponderating influence with the present administration. They say that Hazen will be appointed signal officer, Gen. Ord will he retired and Miles given 'fid's place. This would perhaps be satisfactory to everybody but Ord. Although past the age of re tirement, he does not wish to retire. Gen. Sherman thinks that, as General McDowell is older than Gen. Old, the latter should not he retired unless Gen. McDowell is. The disinclination of army officers to quit active service ami go on the retired list occasions much unfavorable comment in army circles, especially among those who are ambi tious to reach the fat places themselves. THE NEW MAIL. The new fast mail schedule of fifty hours between New York and New Or leans is giving great satisfaction. To day it reached here from New York on time, giving us the New York ami Phila delphia newspapers at 11 A. M. This service bids fair to be very useful and popular, and will have a tendency to wake up southern sentiment in favor of improved postal facilities. CONGRESS. Although the opening of the session is near at hand but few members of either house have yet put in an appear ance. Not more than twenty or thirty are in town and these are members of committees which meet before the ses sion opens. There is but little talk as to the irtvturo of the sesion. Aside from the regular appropriation hills not much will tie attempted except the ap portionment of the number of members of Congress under the late census to the diil'erent -States. The act tliut will be introduced for this purpose will likely provoke considerable debate, which may run into hot partisanship, as some of the more stalwart of the radicals would rather have action on this matter put ofi'until the next Congress in the hope that they will be able to gain a party advantage when they come together with a majority on their side. FELIX. The Northern Pacific Syndicate. A CONTRACT MA HE IJV SEV ENTERS IIRMS AND BANKS TO BCV $4*1.000,000 or Tltr. ROAl>'s BONDS. From TLl** X. Y. W- RL I OF TU**L*Y. The rumors which have been current about Wall street for some days past concerning a syndicate which was to tie formed to advance $10,000,000 to the Northern Pacific Railroad Company to complete the road were confirmed yes terday by the announcement of the names of the firms in the syndicate. Messrs. Drexel, Morgan A Co., Winslow, Lanier A Co., and August Belmont A Co., with whom are associated Messrs. Ifiexel k Co., of Philadelphia t J. S. Morgan A- Co., of London, and Drexel, Harjes A- Co.. of Paris ; Lee, Higginston A Co. and Brewster, Basset A Co., of Boston ; Johnston Brothers A Co., of Baltimore, Btid the Bank of Commerce, the Third National Bank. Messrs. L. Von Hofi'man A Co., J. A W. Seligman A Co., J. S. Kennedy A Co., Syeyer A Co.. Kuhn, Loeb A Co. nnd WoerisbofTer A Co., of this city, have made a contract with the Northern Pacific Railroad Company to buy $40,000,000 six per cent, gold bonds having forty years to run. Part of the bonds are bought for cash and the remainder are taken on option, giving the company time to finish tho road. The bonds are to be issued only as the road is finished and accepted by the Government. They are to be secured by a mortgage upon the line of road, and they will nlso be secured on the land grant of the com pany, estimated, after all sales have been deducted, at from 45,000.000 to 47,000.000 acres. The Northern Pacific Railroad has already about Cof) miles of the old road in operation, on which there are no mortgages, and with tho exception of a few sectional mortgages, the Missouri and Pen d'Oreilte divisions, which are almost completed for a dis tance of 420 miles, are clear. Bv tho terms of the agreement the syndicate •a to name two directors in the board, and thev have selected Mr. J. C. Bul litt, of Philadelphia, and Mr. .1. W. Ellis, of Winslow, Lanier A Co., of this city, to represent them. When the road is completed it will run through the wheat regions of Minnesota nnd Dakota and Into tho grazing and mineral coun try of Montana. John Hayes, a farmer, residing a mile from Port Jervis, New York, disappear ed on Friday, November Ift, and could not be found. On Sunday last his body was discovered in a stream leading from the Delaware and Hudson Canal to the Delaware river. He had fallen in at the top, gone through a chute, where the water runs very swiftly, and was found in a pool below. .. Democracy vh. Cent nilizut lot). .V " j THE JEFFERSON ASSOCIATION OF. VORK TO TIIE JEFFERSON ASSOCIATION OF SHREWSBURY. At a full regular meeting of the Jef fersonian democratic association of New York, November 22, 1880, the fol lowing was ordered : To the Jefferson Jtemocrutic Association of Shrewsbury, /'a. Jem.ON CITIZENS: We hail with great pleasure the inlvent of your organiza tion as the eldest sister of our own. Your twenty propositions of Jefferson ian doctrine huvc been read in our hear ing. They are sound, safe and in<lispen slide. Upon tho body of principles, of which they are the most essential, rests the whole superstructure of American institutions—the union of supreme hut limited powers, the independence of the states, and the personal liberties ol the citizen. Strike these stones from the foundation and the whole edifice must crumble into diiKt. We call ourselves after the great apos tle of American liberty, the author of the Declaration ol Independence, uud the founder of the democratic party. We propose to return to the principles upon which lie led our forefathers to the due settlement of the blessed re publican institutions we have enjoyed through the better part of a century, \\ o shall cherish them as the sheet an chorof peace, of order, and of security, and we here declare our solemn purpose to avoid all political association which subordinates those essential principles to any other doctrine or purpose what ever, and to repudiate nil leadership which tends to sacrifice them to local or temporary success. To this end, we shall employ, to the best of our ability, the press and the rostrum, and apply our personal exertions, in the dissemina tion of the pure, life-giving principles of government "of tUe people, by the people and for the people. 1 ' And to tins end we shall, as an organized ftody, take no part in struggles at pnmary or delegate election*, ot stiller any person, under any circumstances, to make his membership a stepping stone to public office, our mission is to firing together men of like mind, fhat they may know each other when occasion requires—to take counsel together lor the preserva tion of constitutional liberty, to give warning of impending danger, and to arouse the jealous watchfulness of the people against the encroachments of of centralized power. It will be observed that our method of organization is that of Jefferson himself, and his compatriots of the rev olution. It is that of popular a-socia tion—the popular committee of vigil anoe, the liberty club which began tbe struggle against the British crown, and is now again invoked for the preserva tion to the people of the sacred rights which were then won. Never, since the adoption of the constitution, have the Jetfersonian theory of government by the people and the ILuniltonian theory of strong government by power, beyond the reach ol the people, been brought into sharper collision than at this time. \\ e see so called "business interests" in close alliance with the party in power —a union far nroro odious and more dangerous than a union of church and state. \\ e see the power of corpora lions and monopolies—both enjoying enormous undue privileges, under law.- enacted in corrupt and troublesome times—exerted to pervert the will of the people at the polls, and even to change the results of the voting after ibey have been ascertained and declar ed. Elections have, by these means, become hideously corrupt; electors are assailed with bribes or confronted by open intimidation. It is expressly said that a change must he made ; that capi tal must be given a larger and a more exclusive control, as against the suf ft ages of the plain people; and that the government bequeathed to us by our democratic ancestors must he made stronger, more expensive ami more splendid, and be administered by a priv ileged class, whose qualification* shall be measured by the volume of their cash. It i- even proposed to disregard the ex ample of the immortal Washington, of Jefferson, of Madison and of Jackson, and elect to the presidency for a third time a successful soldier, whose noeeg sion under these circumstances would be universally understood as the begin ning of that dire change which has been and i* still so freely threatened. I nder these circumstances we feel that the time has Hrrived for the friends ol the people to associate, for Jeff.-rson inn democrats to organize in Jetferson ian clubs, for patriotic minute men to mount guard! We ill vile Irom you a permanent and cordial correspondence, that the results of our deliberations may he freely com municated to each other and be made mutually helpful. C. F. BEACH, President. 11. L. WILLIAMS, Secretary. The Irish Ijtnd League. Dublin G-rropoinlcnrs N>w York H-rsM. Whatever may be the general opinion of the world regarding the methods of the Land league, it must he reoogniz ed that the organization is now a re markably strong one. When Mr. Tar nell was in America last winter there were only thirty branches of the League in Ireland, and they were very weak. There are now fully 500, and in each at>out 200 paying member* are enrolled, making altogether 100.000 paying re cruits under its flag. Of course, thert are as many more who cannot pay. these, with capital on hand and the money which still comes in front Amer ica. enable the organizers to "spread the light" in every direction and to keep it bright and well trimmed. The Irish National Land League WHS formed for the following object*: First, to put an end to rack renting, eviction and land lord oppression ; second, to effect such a nul eal change in the land system of Ireland as will put it in the power of every Irish farmer to become the owner on fair terms of the land he tills. The means proposed to effect these objects are; 1. Organization among tho |ieople and tenant farmers for purposes of self defence, and inculcating the absolute necessity of their refusing to take any farm from which another may be evict ed, or from purchasing any cattle or goods which may be seised on for non payment of impossible rent. 2, The cultivation of public opinion by persist ant exposure, in thepressand by public hieetings, of the monstrous injustice of the present system uud of its ruinous results. .'J. A resolute demand for the reduction of the excessive rents which have brought the Irish people to a state of starvation. 4. Temperate hut firm resistance to oppression and injustice. 250,802 Pensioners. $57,026,994 L-ALLL I.AST YEAR AND $455,- 718,51.0 PAID -SINCE 1801. WASHINGTON, NOV. 23. —The annual report of the Commissioner of Pensions shows that on the 3(Hh of June last 250,802 persons were receiving pensions Irom the Government. The pensions average $103.34 each annually.an aggre gate for all of $25,917,000.00. Exolu sive of the arrears the payments-for the year amounted to $37,046,185.89, of which $12,404,191.20 was accrued pen sion in the new coses. The payment of arrears was begun in May, 1879. There was paid in M>y and Juno of that year $3,933,380.03 and $19,980,808.23 during the last fiscal year. The total amount paid out for pensions during the year wa5 557,020,991.12. Commissioner Bent ley estimates that it a ill require up wards of #50.000,000 to pay the pensions for the current year. The number of cases in which arrears of pensions has been allowed up to November 1 is 43,917. The average in each case is $500.15. I'ndi r the acts granting pensions on account of service in the war of 1812, 36,339 survivors and 40,020 widows pre sented claims, and 25,470 of the sur vivors and 29.888 widows have been pensioned. The total amount of money paid out for pensions for the last twen ty years is $455,718,515.70. There are about 2,450 pensioners residing at the various branches of the hotnes for dis abled volunteer soldiers, whose pensions annually amount to about $500,000, which has been paid to the treasurer ol the Home snd disbursed under the di rection of the managers, who claim that this course is justified by the law and necessary in orUcr to secure proper discipline ami good order among the inmates. The Commissioner is of opin ion that the law does not provide for the payment of these pensions in this manner, and requests that the subject tie brought to tin* attention of Congress, and the duties of the Commissioner ol I'ensions and managers of the Home in relation to these pensions be more clear ly defined. Legislation to authorize the payment of the pensions to the wives and children of insane or imprisoned invalid pensioners is recommended ; also legislation to authorize the pen sions ol minor children to he commenc ed at the date of the last payment to the widow of the soldier in cases where she has remarried and concealed the fact and continued to draw the pension. The Nation's Creditors. HOW THE rot It AMI FOl'R AND A-IIAI.F PER < ENT, HON IIS ARE DISTRIBUTED. Special agent Robert P. Porter of the census office, lias completed the investi gation ol the ownership of the 4 snd 4} per cent, registered bonds. The follow log tabular statement shows the dis tribution of the $698,381,750 of these bonds; 4 PER ' ENT. REGISTERED BONDS. INDI VIDNSLS $271,485,900 National Banks 136,626,7(8) Banks and Trust Companies., t1.1,306,'.810 Foreign Holders 0.831,450 ToUl $528,100,950 I] rr.R CENT, REGISTERED IIONDS. Individuals $72,010,900 Banks and Trust Companies... 53,020,400 National Banks 39,401,950 Foreign Holders 6,187,550 Total $170,280,800 A series of tabulated statements show the distribution of these bonds in the several sections of the country. In the Lustern States there are about s6l,o<*>.- 000, of which $16,000,000 are held by women. In the Middle States there are $221,000,000. of which $173.000 000 are held in New York. In the District of Columbia there are $8,247.650.0f which $6,778,150 are held by men and $1,469,- 500 by women. In the Southern Stales there are $11,846,650, a little over two million being Jehl by the Slates of Tennessee ami Louisiana each. Virgin ia and Kentucky stand next, with a little over one million each. In the Western States there are $lB 858,050. ol which Ohio holds $13,835,800. Califor nia comes next, with over ten millions, and then Illinois with over eight mil lions. The Eastern States hold 17.9 per cent.; the Middle 64.4; the Western 14 2; and the Southern 3.5 per cent. In the Eastern 70 per cent, of the bonds are owned by the males and 30 per cent, by females. In the Middle, 81 percent, by males and 19 per cent, by females. In the Western, 81 per cent, by males and 19 by females. In the Southern, 78 per cent, by malea and 22 by females. ♦ 250 LIVES LOST. A terrible Disaster to a Passenger Steamer. THE FRENCH STEAMER ONCI.E JOSEPH COL -1.1 DES WITH THE ORTIGIA, NEAR SPEEEIA, AND OOEK DOWN. LEGHORN, November 24,— The steamer Orligia came in collision this morning with the French ste-oner <>ncle Joseph near Spezzia. The • Mole Joseph was so much injured that she soon sank. She had .'ioo persons on hoard, onlv about 50 of whom were saved. The Ortigia has arrived at Ijeghorn, having also been severely damaged, and an inquiry lima been opened. [Spezzia, near which this terrible dis aster occurred, is a town of 3,000 pop ulation on the northeast shore of tiie Grecian islandof the same name, which has an aggregate population of about 8,000 on an area of twenty-six square miles, and lien off tbe south coast of the Government of Argolis, at the entrance of the Gulf of Nauplia, ten miles west southwest of Hydra. Spezzia ia noted for tho salubrity of its climAte and the heautv of its women. The inhabitants are chiefly devoted to commerce and navigation.] The number of producing wells in the Bradford oil fields on the Ist of Novem ber was 8,286, and the total amount of oil on hand was 1,856,064 barrel*. Professor Vejnor'H Predictions. IIF. PROMISES VERY COi.D WEATHER FOR HE CKMIIER. Since the death of "Old Probs," the attention ot the public ban been turned to a considerable extent to the predic tiotiH ot I'rolV RRor Vennor the Canadian weather prophet. In a recent letter writ to the Albany Argux the Professor says': "Snow la lln will be very universal thin season, and will extend in all probabili ty not only far to the southward in America, but across to Kurope. The snow-fall of the IBlh WHH marked in thin respect." His predictions lor D<- I cember are as follows: " Decent'<er will, in all probability, open with little anow, but tho weather will be cloudy, threatening snow falls. During the opening days of the month dust, with the very light mixture of KDOW which may have fallen, will be swept in Hur j rie* by the gusty wind. There will probably be Home snow from about the 4th of the month. With the second quarter of the mouth colder weather w ill probably set in with falls of snow. The farmers will be able to enjoy Hleigh rides in the cold exhilarating air, hut good sleighing need riot he expected until alter the middle of the month. There will bo u spell of mild weather about the 13th and 14th. After a brief interval ol mild weather, during which more snow will fall, the third quarter of the month will probably see blustering and cold weather — a cold snap with heavy snow storms and consequent good sleighing. Very cold weather may be expected during this quarter. The last quarter of the month will bring milder weather, and will terminate probably with heavy Htiow falls and stormy weather; in fact, the heaviest snow lulls will be towards the end of the month and snow t hick ades may he looked for. the snow falls extending far to the southward, possi bly as lar as Washington, with very stormy weather around New York and Boston." Mr. VennorV latest predic lions are that the coming month will he "decidedly cold with treinendou* snow falls during the latter half and early part ol January, causing destruct ive blockades to railroads." A lawyer's Wife Cremated. PLEDGED TO 111 UN TIIr ISOIIV op THE IIHST TO I'l E—OTIIEK -I liJECTS. There was another cremation at I>r. I.cuioync ■> crematory, in Washington county, on last I luiixJay. the siil-ject being Mrs. I.ucia Noves, wile of 11. Noyes. a lawyer, ol Warren, l's. 'I he lady died on the 21-t of November, in her 28th year, of child birth. The body arrived here at II o clock this morning, accompanied by Mr. Noyes, who Willi Ins wile had pledged themselves to ere mate the one wno died tirwt. There were religious services at the crematory conducted by Rev.Dr. Hayes, alter which the laidy was removed Iroiu the casket and placed in the retort. As soon as the door was closed all took their de parture. Nothing could he seen but den smoke aftemthe remains were placed in the retort? The ashes will be removed to-morrow. I he fires were lighted at I o'clock on the previous atterooon by John L. Dye, the gentleman by whom the crematory was built, lie lias overseen each of the incinerations which have taken place in Washington. Three persona in New 5 ork, two in Philadelphia, and one or two in Pittsburg have about completed arrangements to have their bodies cre mated at their death. Bodies that have been interred will not be received. Ex-Got emor Simon Snyder. Ills REMAIN* REPOSE IN AN INMARKKD CRAVE AT SELIXSOROVE. Fn-m lie- Humst-urg PstrloL Most ol the visitors to the reception room at the executive chamber, in the capilol building, who have noticed the portraits in oil of the Governors of Pennsylvania from the time of the Penn's down to the present day, have noticed theatriking features of Govern or Simon Snyder, who occupied the gubernatorial chair from 1808 to ]s 17. a period of nine years, "during the whole of the second war with England." His remains, as will be seen by the following paragraph clipped from the NelinsgrOv.- Tribune, lie in one of the church yards of that borough, unmarked by monu ment or tablet. The 7ViW says; "In the quiet shades of the Lutheran cenie tery, of this village, rest tlie remains of .Simon Snyder, one of Pennsylvania's honored governors, a patriot and states man whose life was as unsullied and bright as are the rays of the noonday sun which abed their lustre upon the hallowed ground, where he sleeps his last sleep, in an unmarked grave. It would be a mark of respect due to the memory of one who performed his duty faithful and well, if the ntatenver which he presided for a period of nine years, from 1808 to 181, would this coming winter appropriate a suitable amount to purchase a monument to be placed over his remains, to mark the last rest ing place of the man, who, as Governor during the whole of the second war with England, earned the esteem and resjieel of the people of his State. J.et the move be started." As well talk of a church without a a Bible as a constitutional government without a Democratic party. The name may be changed, but the thing will re main. Nor is it likely that there will be a change of name. Certainly there ought not to be, for this would be a dishonorable retreat and a confession of weakness and discouragement. If also the Republican party is to now adopt the old Federal doctrines for its guide, the necessity imposed on sound Demo crats is all the more atringent and im perative for renewed vigilance and ac tivity in resisting the centralizing and monarchical drift into which the eoun try has been plunged.— ltmttnn Post. The owners of oil tanks in this State have discovered that cannon balls can be tired into oil tanks, to draw oil' their contents in case ol conflagration, with good effect. When Mayor Rose, of Davenport, lowa, lilted Hie first spadeful of earth at the inauguration of a soldier.'monu ment be remarked that twenty one years before be was shoveling on that spot for a dollar a dev. GENERAL NEWS. Itii reoorted that the Bloashurg Co,-,| Company ha* purchased one thousand acre* of Inll<l in Tioga county hum Mr. J. if.Oulick. Burglars entered the bouse of V'rn. Mellon, near Mevdville, recently aii<| alter binding him an'l hi* Muter carried oil 'if 100 and a gold watch. One of the fluent monument* in the | interior of aha .Slate IN that erected over i the remain* ol the late Henerul Jam,, i Burns, near Lewistown. A hundred years ago Abigail Adam j urged what auiourited to the recognition jol women a* citizen* in the pending con*lilu tion of the Cm ted Stale*. The weaver* at If. C. .lone* A (',, woolen and cotton mill at Coshohocken went on a strike h*t week.owing to dis -at il act ion with the wage* paid them, j William Anthony, a resident of Ohio, : hut employed at Bradford, fell into an i oil tank one night a few week* ago, w:,- : -tunned and drowned in seven incbe j of oil. I'he cost of building a pa**enger <:n for the Pennsylvania railroad company . at Altoona, is $5,50(), and that eorjiora tion ha* erected alrout Joi during the | pa*t year. I I*. T. lUrnurn, the showman, for the fir-t tune in in- b,iy lile, ha* been dan gerously ill lor a day or two pa*tat Ui<- residence of hi*sou in-law, in New Yotk city, but he i now regarded as out of danger. At the reception in Knoxville, Tenn., tendered to Joel Ilewhree and wile m the residence of the bride'* tatlier, I'ail, arsenic wa* u-ed l,y mistake (or -oda. hive person* have died from u effect* and about thirty other* are dan gerously ill. W iiile i 'ora in (.'all, a miner of Logan, Ohio, was emptying a quantity of t>lai ing powder into a sack winch his wife was holding, the powder exploded. Mr*. Call w* burned to death and ('nil is not likely to live. The room was badly shattered. I'. ( . lieon,of Connellsville, went to Scotland to look after an estate which he thought he might have inherited : arrived there just in tune to bieri to positive testimony that lie wa* dead ; got $100,(XK) HI cash a- his inheritance; saw the perjurer* sentenced to prison lor twelve years, and returned home with the money. Dr. .1. ('. Thompson first SHW Mi-* (■ollet when she acted a- a bridesmaid at bis wedding at Sedalia, Mo. He could not tail to note that she wa- far prettier than the bride, and within a short time le informed her that he re gretted -lie Wa- not ill* wile. She sug gested that the mistake nnght he recti tied 1-y elopeuient, and tbey disappeared together. The annual report of thePommission er- of lVn-ion* shows that on the 30th of June last, 205,802 persons were re ceiving pensions Horn the government. Ihe pensions average $10'; each an nualiv, an aggregate lor ail of $25,917,- 'JOG.fk). Exclusive of aneara tlie pay ments for the yer amounted to $37,- 040.185.89, ol winch $12,40*.191.20 was accrued pension in the new cases. The payment of arrears wa* begun in Mav 1879. ■' A dispatch from 1 ndianapoli* say* that lb S. 1 .vrker, the Keputihcan elector nominated in place of (Jen. Thomas \V. 8.-nnott. who wa* withdrawn because of In* alleged connection with a Feder al office, ha* been defeated through the blunders of omitting his name from the Republican ticket* in Perry, Floyd, Bartholomew. Putnain and Weils conn ties, in which l'*rker did not get a sin gle vote. This will elect i>. W. Cham bers, the Democratic elector, by about 5.00U msjority. The Fiench and American Claim* Commission completed it organization yesterday at WHshington. and arranged rule* for the submission and adjust ment of claims covered by the treaty, viz., the claim* ol either French or Am erican citizens arising out of the late civil war in this country, the Franco Herman war of ]K7I and the war of Mexico with the French under Maxi millian. Ihe commission adjourned to meet on January 10. The book of estimates containing the amount of appropriations required for the public service during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1882. has just been completed. The grand total* of esti mtes for 1882 are $298,202,722 28, and the estimates for 1881 were $278,097,- 364.39. The appropriations tor 1881 were in the aggregate $298,055,097.12; so that the estimate 'or 1882 only ex' ceeds the actual appropriations lor 1 $Bl by $147,625.16. Nicholas Bonilas' wile deserted him and went to San Francisco where she married again. He followed and beg ged her to return to him and their children. She refused. He shot her four times. Neighbors ran in aod ask ed who shot her. •• I don't know," she replied ; "he wa* a stranger ; I never saw hurt before."' But her effort to shield her murderer was useless, for his body was soon found in the back yard where he had killed himself. >5. C. Stoines, Mormon immigration agent at New York, has been interview ed in St. Louis, and says that the immi gration to Utah is about 1.000 larger than Inst year, and thinks that the r.varts letter rather aided than injured their cause by calling attention to them abroad ; that immigration will doubt less be even larger next year, as they have more emmiaaries abroad and in the Southern Stales than ever, and that polygamy ts an individual matter, prac ticed by but few of the saint*. Mrs. Oswald (Hlendorfer, wife of the editor of the New York Wft Ztih.no, is pronounced by Uath "the most extra ordinary influence in the Herman noli tics of America." Her father founded the paper which is now worth $600,000. Mrs. tHlendorfer regularly visits the olbcc or has revise proofs aent to her. orders the editorial |>olicy for the paper and ■Otero* thing* generally to suit herself When Oath was asked if Mr. Ottendorfer had returned from Eurooe the answer was: • | don't know; bui it don t make any difference. Mra. Oil en dorter i* at home. fche la about Xl U> , l . h r°. ,, " Sh ® know* all about the politics of New York city and what to prescribe for it,"