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that it is the en- e .South, aud of !is- and from want of opposite theinost under of this all be engaged it of inieb of p':;teo and eivi! ord:r. I N t u r n i n g his attention to dred or so of rriistout house.s in the U n i t e d States which r e t u r n revenues to the government, Mr. I J r i tow ii performing u work that will meet w i t h p u b l i c approbation. are in the U n i t e d States l:j] housc?. The whole customs revenue for 1871! was fti8-l.029,000, of which Kew York collects $12 l/JOo.OOO, ar.d seven other ports $~iO,VM,-t:ll'. The remaining 12-3 custom houses collected only 59,172,000. of which :;;7,SS1,000 is collected in 2:,', leaving $l,!i!)l,000 to be collected in the remaining 1GO custom bouses. Tlio receipts of these h u n d r e d custom houses do not their expenditures. Ninety ports, according according to the official returns, only collect about half enough to pay tlieir own expenses. Theso ninety ports cost the country about hull a million, and have no other cxcme for being existence than to provide sinecures for politicians out of business. Secretary Bristow has also discovered that there are a great many useless ofiiciaU about the custom houses iu the larger cities, nnd estimates that half a iriiilio;i can bo saved in ihi.3 direction. The cooperation cooperation of Congress w i l l be necessary to Secretary Bristow in tlie reformatory work of discontinuing custom houses that do not pay, although the Secretary Secretary has the power to prune the force employed at his pleasure. \V"o like the style of the Secretary of the Treasury, and trust that the opposition from custom house influence in the seaboard cities may not prove too strong for him with u questionable Congress. A LAW disc of considerable interest trfct, K u Zandt By of catiou. Uy tho Travis poso of bonds. By $lo,000 Under iinul A House bill By Guadalupe By act of By tliu the By up suspend reading By with Legislature By

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 15 Jan 1875, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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