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AXTI-SUBSIDY AND SILVER VOTES.
The Democratic House Declares for Both
by Overwhelming MajoritiesSilver Bill
Discussion Commenced in the Senate
Utah SuffrageThe Popular roanMis
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.The greater part
of the morning hour was occupied in pre
sentation of petitions remonstrating against
the reduction of certain tariff duties and the
restoration of a tax on tea and coffee, &c, all
of which were referred.
Senator Voorhees presented petitions of
1,200 citizens of Albany, N. Y., in favor of
the remonetization of silver and the repeal of
the specie resumption act. Referred.
Senator Beck gave notice that he would
to-morrow call up the resolution submitted
by him last week, declaring it inexpedient
either to maintain or impose taxes at this
time for the purpose of providing for the
$37,196,015 asked for by the Secretary of
the Treasury for the sinking fund.
The Honse bill to remove obstructions
from the Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas and
Red rivers was taken up and passed, after a
Senator Beck presented a petition of citi
zens of Kentucky, in favor of the reduction
of the tax on tobacco. Iteferred.
Senator "Wallace, of Pennsylvania, presen
ted -a petition of the tobacco dealers of that
State, remonstrating against a change in
the tax (m tobacco, unless it be absoluj^r
Senator Booth presented a petition of
citizens of California, opposing further
legislation to aid the Southern Pacific road.
Senator Eustis presented a memorial of
the Louisiana sugar planters, asking Con
giess to pass a levee bill on the basis of the
report of the commission of engineers ap
pointed to investigate and report a promi
nent plan for the reclamation of the alluevial
basin of the Mississippi river. Beferred.
Senator Anthony, from the committee on
printing, reported favorably on the House
amendment, to the bill to further regulate
the purchase of material for public printing
and binding. The amendment was con
curred in, and the bill passed.
Senator Doisey, from the committee on
the District of Columbia, reported adversely
o the petition asking an investigation in re
gard to the District of Columbia, and the
committee was discharged from further con
Biljs were introduced and referred as fol
By Senator Plumb, providing for the dis
position of the public timber and timber
lands of the United States also, a bill to
amend the army appropriation bill for the
fiscal'year ending June 30,-1876, in regard to
compensation to railroads for government
Senator Ingalls introduced a bill to reim
burse the States of Kansas, Texas, Nebraska
and Colorado for expenses incurred by said
States in repelling invasions and the sup
pression of Indian hostilities, lleferred.
At the expiration of the morning hour
consideration was resumed of the unfinished
business, being the House bill to authorize
free coinage of the standard silver dollar,
and to restore its legal tender character, and
Senator Morrill made a speech in opposition
thereto. He argued that to sustain a silver
standard, would cost annually about one per
cent, for abrasion, while that of gold would
not exceed 1-20 of one per cent. The double
standard put forth by the United States on
the terms now proposed, would be only so in
name as to paying the debt in silver. He
held that it would cost 1 per cent, more to
coin silver than gold, and 1 per cent, annu
ally to maintain it would be lost. He alluded
to the disastrous effect on our credit of such
payment,-and said to allow duties to be paid
in silver would be a striking boon suddenly
granted to foreign industry without any ad
vantageous equivalent. He declared that the
labor of the country is entitled to be paid in
the best money the world affords. There has
been so large an increase of the stock of sil
ver as of itself to affect a positive reduction
of its value, and this result has been con
firmed and made irreversible by new and ex
tensive European disuse of silver coinage.
He also argued to show that even on the
lower pecuniary sense of profit, the govern
ment of the United States couldn't be the
gainer by proposing to pay either the public
debt or United States notes in silver: that
such payment would violate public pledges
as to the whole, and violates existing stat
utes as to all that part of the debt contracted
since 1870, and for which gold has been re
ceived that remonetization of silver means
banishment of gold and our degradation
among nations to second r third rank that
it would be a sweeping ten per cent, reduc
tion of all duties or imports requiring the
imposition of new taxes, and to that extent
it would prevent a further funding of the
public debt at a lower rate of interest, and
give to present holders of our six per cent,
bonds'ajgrent advantage, and that it would
reduce the wages of labor to the full extent
of the difference there might be between its
purchasing power and that of gold.
In conclusion he said, should it have be
come law without fundamental amendment,
and the evils I have anticipated not be veri
fied thlfre is no one who would rejoice more
than myself, but I can't shut my eyes to the
teachings of the eminent men who have
adorned history in the conduct of our nation
al affairs, and I can't avoid the conclusion
that while we may coin dollars containing as
little silver as we please, yet they will not
receive more than local recognition, nor
exempt us from frequent and great disasters,
and at last we shall have none of that money
which represents the combined wants of the
poor and ihe rich,""hot less than those great
commercial interests of the human race.
At the conclusion of Morrill's remarks
Senator "Waltars of Pennsylvania, took the
floor with the understanding that he would
proceed with his argument to-morrow.
Senator Allison presented a communica
tion from the Secretary of the Interior, rela
tive to the removal of the Kickapoo Indians
from the borders of Texas and Mexico to the
Indian Territory. Beferred.
House of Representatives.
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 38,A great number of
bills were presented and referredamong
them the following:
By Mr. "Whithorne, to secure the pay and
wages due employees of railroads engaged in
By Mr. Atkins, making the disclosure of
private telegrams a misdemeanor in the Dis
trict of Columbia.
By Mr. Eiddle, providing that in the col
lection of taxes on distilled spirits .the only
allowance to manufacturers shall bo one and
a half gallon of wastage.
By Mr. Lathrop, amending tho act autho
rizing the refunding of the national debt
and providing for issuing of four per cent,
By Mr. Buckner, to retire the circulation
of national banks and to substitute therefor
treasury notes, receivable for all duties,
and to abolish the tax on banking institu
By Mr. Glover, to improve and reform
the civil service in executive departments.
By Mr. Stone, declaring that lands granted
in Michigan to aid in tho construction of
railroads have reverted to the United States,
and donating the same to the Michigan &
By Mr. Bragdon, securing to]all States an
equal measure of patronage in the civil ser
By Mr. Leonard, fixing the number of
representatives in Congress at 150.
By Mr. Cox, of Ohio, by request, to en
force the judgments and decrees of United
States courts in other districts and States
than those by which they have been ren
By Mr. Cummings, to equalize bounties of
By Mr. Caswell, abolishing the tax on
By Mr. Kenna, a joint resolution relating
to the repeal of the resumption act and re
monetization of silver.
By Mr. Banning, to reorganize the army,
to consolidate certain of its staff departments
and to reduce the cost of its support also
to regulate the pay of the army.
Mr. Yeates presented a resolution of a
meeting of a number of citizens of North
Carolina, denying the charges made against
that State by Lieutenant Waldron in regard
to the wreck of the steamship Huron.
At expiration of the morning hour, Mr.
Baker, of Indiana, moved to suspend the
rules and adopt an anti-subsidy resolution.
A motion to adjourn was immediately inter
jected by Mr. Butler, and the vote was then
taken by yeas and nays.
The motion to adjourn being defeated the
qu'estiorrrecurred on adopting the anti-sub
sidy resolution and it was adopted yeas 179,
It declares that in the judgment of the
House no subsidies in money, bonds, public
land, endorsements or by pledge of the pub
lic credit should be granted or renewed by
Congress to any associations or corporations
engpged in or proposing to engage in public
or private enterprises, but that all appropri
ations ought to be limited to such amount
and purposes only as shall be imperatively
demanded by the public service.
The following is the vote in detail:
Baker, Ind., Foshen,
Baker, N. Y.. Franklin,
Boone, Harris, Ga.,
Cobell, Hewitt, N. Y,
Caldwell, Ky. .Hewitt, Ala,
Caldwell, Tenn Herbert,
Carlisle, Jones, N. H.
Chittenden, Jones, O.,
Clarke, Ky., Jorgenson,
Clark, Mo. Jovce,
Clark, la., Keifer,
Cox, O., Lathrop,
Cox, N. Y., Lyon,
Davis, Cal., Lynde,
Aiken, Goode, Rice, ass.,
Atkens, Gunter, Riddle,
Bisbee. Hermen, Bobbins,
Bridges, Harris, Mass. Robertson La.,
Brogden. Hooker, Robinson,Mass.
Bunely, House, Schleicher.
Cain, Hubbell, Seaton.
Caswell, Hunton, Seingleton,
Chalmers, Itner, Sinnockson,
Claflin, S. Jones, Ala., Slemons,
Cravens, Kelly, Penn., Stella,
Culberson, Kellinger, Stephens,
Darroll, Landers, Stewart,
Davidson, Leonard, Strait,
Davis N. C. MacKey, Thompson,
Dennison, Manning, Thornberg
Delerell, Martin, Throckmorton,
Davett, Metcalf, Tucker,
Elaiii, Mills, Vence,
Ellis. Money, Waddell,
Ellsworth, Morse, Williams, Mich.
Errett, Muldrow, Williams, N.Y.,
Evans, Aa. O'Neil, WiUiams, Ala.,
Evans, Ind. Patterson, N. Y.,Williams,Orgn.
Evans, S. C. Peddie, Willis, Ky.,
Erye, Pugh, Wilson,
Garth, Karney, Yeates,
Gaddings, Regan, Young,87.
MATTHEWS' SILVEB RESOLUTION.
Mr. Ewing moved to suspend the rules and
take from the Speaker's table and pass the
Senate concurrent resolution for the pay
ment of United States bonds, the principal
and interest in gold or silver, known as the
Matthews' silver resolntion.
Mr. Garfield moved the House adjourn.
He desired his colleague, Ewing, would set
the time for debate on the resolution.
Mr. ButlerWe do not want debate.
Mr. GarfieldWe have passed a bill on
this subject without a word of debate. I
don't propose to make any factious oppo
sition to getting the sense of the House, but
in questions so deeply affecting the public
credit, reaching far beyond the mere tech
nical legal question to which the resolution
refers, we ought to have a fair decision.
Ms. EwingThe bill which has passed the
House is pending in the Senate. It may
come back with amendments, when debate
on the subject will be had.
Mr. GarfieldDo you want an amend
Mr. Garfield subsequently withdrew the
motion to adjourn and a vote was taken on
passing the resolution which, resultedyeas
189, nays 79.
The following is the vote in detail:
Baker, (Ind.,) Fuller,
Blount, Bouck, Boyd,
Brewer, Bridges, Bright,
Burchaid, Burdick, Butler, Capel, Cain, Caldwell (Ky.,) Hooker,
Conger, Cox (Ohio,)
Cox (N. Y.,)
Davidson, Davis (N. CM)
Deering, Debrell, Dickey,
Dunnell, Durlam, Elam, Ellis,
Errett, Evans (Ind.,)
Ewing, Felton, Finlay,
Mulier, Neal, Norcross, Oliver, Overton,
Powers, Potter, Price,
Predemore, Quinn, Bandolph,
Reed, Reilly, Rice, O.,
Roberts, Robinson, Ind.,
Emails, Smith, Pa.,
Springer, Starin, Stenger,
Wills, N. Y.,
Page, Patterson (NY,)
Pollard, Pound, Price,
i Goode, i
/HA^Ak .035 !V_
Henckle, Henry, Hewitt (Ala.,)
Herbert, Hubbell, v:
Hunton, Humphrey, Itner, Jones (Ala.,)
Kenna, Kellinger, Kimmel,
Lynde, Mackey, Manning, Marsh, Martin,
Mayham, McKenzie, McKenley,
Metcalfe, Mills, Morey, Morgan,
Morrison. Muldrow, Neal,
Pacheco, Garfield? Hall, Hardenburgh,
Harmer, Harris, Mass.
Hewitt, N Y..
Hungerford, James, Jones, N H..
Leonard, Lindsay, Lookwood,
Reilly, Bice (Ohio,)
Roberts, Robinson (La,,}
Sapp, Sayler, Scales, I
Shellenberger, Shelley, Slemdns,
Sparks, Springer, Stella,
Stephens, Stone (Mich.,)
Thompson, Thornburgh, Throckmorton,
Tipton, Townsend (O.,)
Tucker, Turner, Turney, Vance,
Waddell, Walsh, Welch, White (Pa.,)
Whitthorhe, Williams (Wis.)
Wilson, Wren, Wright, Yeates, Young189.
Bagley, Hall Potter,
Baker, N. Y. Powers,
Banks, Harris Mass Quinn,
Beebee, Hart Rainey,
Bisbee, Hendee Ried,
Blair, Hewitt Reed, Mass.
Briggs, Hungerford Robinson, Mass.
Chittenden, Jorgenson Smith, Pa.
Clafflin, Joyce Storm,
Clark, N. J. Ketcham Stenger,
Cole, Landers Stewart,
Covert, Lapham Swan,
Crapo, Leonard Vider,
Davis, Cal. Lindsay Wart,
Dennison, Lookwood Warner,
Dwight, Loring Watson,
Eames, McCook Williams, Mich.
Euckhoff, Mors Williams, N. Y.
Ellsworth, Miller Williams, Del.
Evans, Pa. Narcross Williams, Org'n
Field, Oneill Willis, N. Y,
Freeman, Overton Wood. 79
The House then adjourned. A meeting of
silver men and resumption repealers was
announced to take place immediately after
THE FBANCHTSE IN UTAH.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.Hon. George Q.
Cannon, Mormon delegate in Congress, Dr.
Mary Walker and Mrs. Spenc8r, of this city,
had a hearing before the House sub-commit
tee on territories to-day in opposition to the
Utah elective bill, giving the people of that
Territory the secret baljot and disfranchising
polygamists and women. Mr. Cannon de
nie the existence of a union of church and
State and declared the demand en Congress,
for a secret ballot to be without reason in
fact, as those non-Mormons who are making
such a demand are simply carpet-baggers and
adventurers. Dr. Mary Walker protested
against Congressional interference with Mor
mon polygamists on the ground that the
Utah system of marriage, from a physiologi
cal standpoint is an improvement on mon
ogamy and a more enlightened phase of
social evil. Mrs. Spencer, a strong woman's
rights advocate, based her objections to dis
franchising polygamists in Utah on the
ground that it would be in bad taste for the
Congress of the United States, which she
declared to be composed in part of practical
polygamists to interfere with the Mormons.
It is understood tho committee will soon re
port a bill.
THE 4 PEB CENTS.
Popular subscription to the 4 per cent. loan
aggregated about six hundred thousand dol
lars, making the total subscription to date
about $2,600,000. Eight banks were to-day
designated as depositors in addition to those
already engaged in receiving deposits under
the recent circular of the department.
CUTTING DOWN EXPENSES.
Beductions in the Philadelphia custom
house was decided upon by the secretary of
the treasury to-day. Ten officers will be dis
pensed with, to go into effect the 1st of Feb
S. C. MOONSHINEBS.
The U. S. Attorney of South Carolina wri
ting to tb# commissioner of internal revenue
in response to inquiries concerning the re
cent escape of prisoners while in custody of
Deputy U. S. Marshal Pitman, says he does
not think the deputy marshal connived at
their escape. He writes, in November last
while Pitman was attending U. S. court as a
witness, a crowd of distillers and their friends
went to his house, and driving out his wife
and children, burned his house in their pres
The House committee of elections, by a
party vote of 7 to 3, has agreed that Wig
ginton, Democrat, was entitled to the seat
from California, and that Pacheco, the Re
publican sitting member, was not. The
majority will submit their report Wednes
day* The following is the vote for Wiggin
ton: Harris, Springer, Chandler, Turner,
Cobell. Williams and Ellis. For Pacheco,
Waite, Thornsbergh and Price.
The Secretary of the Treasury to-day in
answer to a resolution of the House, sent a
communication to that body showing the
amount of interest paid in coin and currency
to national banks from bonds held by the
Treasurer for security and redemption of
currency issues of said banks rpm 1863 to
January 1st, 1870. The recapitulation shows
coin interest so paid 244,278,271 currency
interest $8,559,285 total $252,837,556.
FLORIDA TIMBER THIEVES.
The commissioner of the general land
office received a dispatch from Special Agent
Hester, in Florida, stating that the Grand
Jury at Jacksonville, Fla., had found indict
ments in 17 cases against alleged timber
depredators of that State, involving an im
mense value in timber, lumber, tar, turpen
tine and rosin.
TOBACCO TAX DRAWBACK.
Representative McCook, by request, intro
duced a bill to-day providing that from and
after the date of any act of Congress by
which the rate of tax on manufactured to
bacco is fixed at less than 24 cents per
pound, shall take effect, there shall be an
allowance of drawbacks to all persons who
at the time such act takes effect, lawfully
own and possess manufactured tobacco on
which an internal tax of 25 dents per pound
has been paid by suitable revenue stamps
properly affixed to the same provided that
no claim shall be entertained or allowed for
allowance of drawback for a sum less than
ST. PAUL, TUESDAY MORNING,. JANUARY 29, 1878.
ITEMIZED BILL OF COMPLAINT
As Given in ParliamentThe Money Vote
Postponed to Thursday'A Vigorous
Fight in Opposition Promised-Austria
Also Getting NervousThe Peace Pre
liminaries Still Withheld, Russia in the
Meantime Continuing to AdvanceExci
ting War Demonstrations in Greece.
ENGLAND'S BILL OF COMPLAINT.
LONDON, Jan. 28.Sir Stafford Northcote
in. the course of his statement in the House
of Commons to-day, pointed out that the
Russian project for the consideration, as an
autonomous principality, of all the districts
inhabited by Bulgarian?, would bring the
southern boundary of Bulgaria almost to the
sea. He said a rumor having some appear
ance of authority, stated that a Prince of
Bulgaria was chosen by the Czar. Thus a
powerful State would be established in the
very heart of Turkey, with a Prince devoted
to Russian interests. After touching on other
conditions as reported in the proceeding dis
patch,, he said referring to the vagueness of
the final conditions relative to the Straits, "I
call attention to this to point out that the
conditions are matters upon which no
separate understanding between belli
gerents can b*e acknowledged by
the powers. We have expressed that opin
ion to the powers and believe that it will re
ceive their assent. Austria has repeatedly
declared that she entirely shares our views.
We cannot disguise the vast importance of
the questions now raised. The keystone of
southwestern Europe is being removed rela
tive to a re-arrangement which must be made
One thing is certain that Turkey must not be
urged to continue the struggle for purely
The chancellor then explained the negotia
tions which immediately preceded therder
ing of the fleet to the Dardanelles.
He stated that Bussia in her reply to the
note dispatch defending British interests,
only promised not to acquire Constantino
pie permanently. Lord Derby on Jan. 13th
sent a dispatch to Count Schauvaloff de
claring the government were strongly of the
opinion that it was most desirable to avoid
even a temporary Russian occupation of
Constantinople which might seriously en
danger the relations now prevailing between
Bussia and England. Bussia replying re
peated her assurances against the perma
nent acquisition of Constantinople but ad
ded that if the Porte's obstinacy required the
Czar to continue Military operations he re
served full liberty of action. The Czar
could not understand bow the course he was
pursuing could affect British interests and
be asked a statement of these interests.
The English government shortly after per
ceiving the Rusians approaching Gallipoli,re
plied that they considered any operations
tending to give the Russians control of the
Dardanelles would impede the consideration
of terms of peace, and asked for assurances
against the occupation of Gallipoli. They
received in reply that Gallipoli would nei
ther be occupied nor attacked unless a regu
lar Turkish army should be concentrated
there, but perceiving that the movements of
both Russians and Turks were tending to
wards Gallipoli, the British government
asked, and on January 18th obtained the
Sultan's permission for entry of the fleet
into the straits. The orders to the fleet to
enter were countermanded in consequence of
the receipt of a telegram from the British
ambassador at Constantinople averring his
belief that Russian conditions provided that
the question of the straits was to be referred
to a European Congress.
After the orders were countermanded a
correction of the ambassador's telegram was
received, stating that the question of the
straits was to be left to the Sultan and Czar.
The chancellor added that from subsequent
information be had not the slightest doubt
that Russia intended this question to be set
tled separately between herself and the
Porte, not, of conrse, excluding England
from ultimate discussion, for Russia cannot
He now asked for a vote, so that when
they went into the council of nations they
might be able to show that when England
had once decided on a course she was de
termined not to leave the sword unsharpened.
The ministry would not consider the vote an
incentive to war.
Sir Stafford Northcote subsequently con
curred in a motion for postponement of the
debate until Thursday.
In the House of Lords this evening, Lord
Derbv said he had tendered his resignation
because the government decided on a step
with which he could not agree, but in 36
hours, circumstances having changed, and
the government reconsidering its decision,
he withdrew his resignation.
A resolution of Lord Stratheden, that op
position to any occupation of Constantino
ple would not be a breach of neutrality was
withdrawn, Lord Derby opposing it as of a
purely abstract character.
The Press Association understands that
upon announcement that the government
would consider a money vote to be a vote of
confidence, Lords Granville, Ripon and
Kimberly, and some of the other opposition
leaders, hastily conferred together, and,
although no definite resolution was taken, it
was understood the opposition will accept
the government's challenge and arraign the
whole eastern policy. Lord Hartington pro
posed a postponement of the debate, so as
to give the country an opportunity to ex
press ite opinion. It is expected the debate
will occupy four nights. If the government
is defeated, parliament will be immediately
dissolved, but a defeat is almost impossible.
The Conservatives are confident of a ma
jority of over fifty.
BRUSSELS, Jan 28.The Independence
Belgae has the following special from Vien
na Austria, like the other powers, considers
that the peace conditions require great modi
fication, and regards the aggrandizement of
Servia and Montenegro, and the retrocession
of Bessarabia as dangerous. The Russian de
mands in regard to indemnity are deemed
inadmissable, because tending to perpetuate
the occupation of Bulgaria. Austria will
immediately send a note to the powers on
MORE TROUBLE FOB ENGLAND.
LONDON, Jan. 28.A dispatch from Cal
cutta has the following: A doubtful rumor,
though transmitted through official channels,
says the Amur of Cabul is massing troops
at Cardohar. This might mean a menace to
Persia or England against both of whom the
Amur is hostile. Hitherto in considering the
possibility of a Russian invasion of India,
Englishmen have been accustomed to look
upon Afghanistan as all but an invincible
barrier between English territory and Rus
sian aggression, whereas now, fox all military
purposes that barrier has ceased to exist.
i^S.' i "T^IfABX OFEBAHONsfgft
The Russians, Servians, Roumanians and
Montenegrins are pushing military operations
with great vigor about Widdin, Prisrend,
Lake Scutari, and Silistria, and in Maretez,
a valley east of Adrianople, and Sulieman
Pasha's army continues to embark. Six
Egyptian transports have been ordered to
Karaia to assist in the operations.
i THE PORTE SNUBS ENGLAND.
A Pera dispatch to the Times says the
Porte persisted in its determination not to
permit the British fleet to enter Dardenelles,
except as an ally of Turkey. England in
formed the Porte that the fleet must enter
without permission. The Porte entered a
formal protest, which was forwarded to the
plenipotentiaries at Russian headquarters,
but did not actually oppose the entry.
Peace will be signed on Russian territory.
ATHENS, Jan. 27.The warlike manifesta
tions were renewed Sunday by crowds of
people shouting outside the residences'of
the ministers. A mob of 2,000 from the
Piraeus were dispersed with troops, after
some shots had been fired and three rioters
wounded. The city is now (Sunday night)
quiet. The Debate, organ of Minister De
Cegeongis, says Greece would incur inevitable
ruin by declaring war against Turkey now.
WISH FABTHEB TO THE THOUGHT.
LONDON, Jan. 28.The Times authorita
tively denies that part of the Russian army
will traverse Constantinople and embark at
that place for home.
LATEST MELANGE OF NEWS.
LONDON, Jan. 9.A special, dated Bel
grade, Monday, says after a four days' battle
the Turks have been defeated near Rotsch
aruikby 40,000 Servians. Hospitals have
been ordered to prepare accommodations for
A correspondent at Belgrade says: It is
stated that Prince Buttenberg, son of Alex
ander of Hesse, will be appointed regent of
A correspondent besieged in Erzeroum
writes under date of Jan 15th: Typhu is
raging here and 250 die daily. There are
10,000 sick and wounded in hospitals.
The News says we understand the oppo
sition leaders will meet to-day to consider
the form in which they will oppose the sup
plementaiy vote. There is little doubt that
the Marquis of Hartington will move a
W. E. CHANDLER.
He Propounds Some Significant Questions
the People Would Like Answered.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.The following tele
gram sent to New Orleans to-night, explains
Maj. E. Burks, New Orleans: Referring
to the denials in a recently published inter
view of yours, I have the honor respectfully
to ask you this question: Were you as a
representative of the Nicholls government
with other southern men and Messrs. Stan
ley Mathews, John Sherman, Chas. Foster,
and Jas. A. Garfield, all, or any of them, or
other northern men, present at the confer
ence at Wormley's Hotel, in Washington,
about Feb. 26th, concerning Louisiana affairs.
If so, was any written paper, whether signed
or unsigned, and whether with or with
out names affixed as witnesses of its
correctness, made then or subsequently, em
bodying, or purporting to state the whole or
any part of any agreement, understanding or
intention, resulting from such conference or
conferences, concerning the Louisiana affair,
or concerning the Packard or Nicholl's gov
ernment, or federal troops in New Orleans.
If so, have you now, or have you ever had,
that paper, or a copy thereof? Is it in ex
istence? if so, where? Is it now, if not,
when, where, and by whom was it destroyed?
and will you make it, or a copy of it, public,
if you have it?
Signed. W. E. CHANDLER.
Mr. Chandler said to-night: It has never
been charged that the written memorandum
authorizing the alleged bargain made at
Wormley's Hotel comference of February
26th, was signed by Stanley Matthews or
Charles Foster, or any other republicans.
That written memorandum was drawn up
showing an understanding that had been
reached by the conferences. That this was
read over and agreed to is substantially cor
rect, and that at the same time
the Southern Democrats, or some of them,
affixed their names to the paper as witnesses
of its correctness, and the paper was then
deposited with Majr.r Burke. I have been
informed that General Garfield was not quite
satisfied with the way the bargain was ex
pressed in Burke's memorandum, and so he
made a memorandum of his own which he
says he will publish if Burke's paper is
Gen. Miles Reports Hint on United States
Soil and Daily Receiving Recruits front
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.The following
dispatch was received here Saturday evening
through Gen. Terry, commanding depart
ment of Dakota.
HEADQT/ABTEBS DISTBICT OF YELLOWSTONE.
T. KEOH, Montanna, Jan. 26.
To Assistant Adjutant General, Depart
ment of Dakota, St. Paul, Minn. Quite a
large band of Indians from Red Cloud and
Spotted Tail agencies crossed the Yellow
stone at the mouth of Cabin Creek, De
cember 23d. Reliable information reports
Sitting Bull's camp as 500jftflge9 at Woody
Mountain, Dec. 20. Also that almost daily
additions of Indians from the agencies
above named have been received, one party
of 100 warriors. Indications show the camp
was making preparations to move South.
In addition to the large camp above named,
many lodges of hostile Indians were camped
this side of the line on Rock Bud, French
mans Creek. The previous report of Sitting
Bull having been on this side is conformed.
The order from the Adjutant General's
office regarding recruits for field infantry is
received. I would recommend that they be
fully armed and equipped, furnished with
government transportation, and sent under
charge of officers of regiments now East, via
the Stanley Trail to this place. The winter,
thus far, is unusually mild no snow.
(Signed) NELSON A. MILES,
Gen. Sherman to-day received a dispatch
from Lieut. Gen. Sheridan, stating that the
reported crossing of Sitting Bull into United
States territory is not confirmed, but should
the rumor prove true he would at once
despatch troops to Col. Miles at Fort Eeogh.
Fire at San Claire. r*
[Special Telegram to the Daily GLOBE.]
EAT CLAIBE, Jan. 28.A fire broke out at
9 o'clock last night in a frame dwelling, in
the eighth ward, owned by Charles Christen
son. and before the arrival of the engines
the building was almost totally consumed.
Contents mostly saved. Loss about 91,000.
Insured in Home, N. Y., for 9400. The fire
was caused by a defective flue. T-: *S?ib x-*
Northfield may well, be proud of hex new
hotel. Archer's Hotel, built last summer, is a
model of neatness. The proprietor, Mr. James
Archer, is a courteous gentleman, whose pride
is in the comfort of hi" guests, and we can
cheerfully recommend his house, to the atten
tion of the traveling public -**'?-f$#& P~^
THE SOLDIER BOYS.
CONSOLIDATION AND REDUCTION.
Plan of Army Reduction Proposed by
Bill of Representative BanningA Peace
aud War Footing: Provided ForStaff
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.A bill introdcsxl
in the house, to-day by Gen. Banning for
reorganization of the army.
It reduces the number of enlisted men to
2,0000, and the number of regimental organ
izations as follows: Cavalry regiments from
10 to 6 Artillery regiments from 5 to 3
Infantry regiments from 25 to 15 makes
infantry regiments consist of three battal
ions of 4 companies, each of which
battalions shall constitute a
peace eateWwhment provides for
the reorganization and reduction of adjutant
generals, and inspector generals of depart
ments, and for filling certain of the staff
grades by details from the line of the army
abolishes the bureau of military justice, and
provides for the detail of officers, and a judge
advocate with the rank of colonel: provides
for the consolidation of the quartermaster's
and subsistence departments into one organ
ization, to be known as the department of
supplies, and making a great reduction in
the number of officers, and filling the grades
by details from the line of the army.
It requires the secretary of war to report
to the next session of congress what reduct
ions can be made in the medical department,
reorganizing the pay department making the
paymaster-general a colonel, abolishes the
grade of deputy paymaster-general and
fixes the number of paymasters at 25, being
a reduction of 27 paymasters.
It provides for the constitution of a board
to consist of three major generals, to report
a plan for the reorganization of the corps of
engineers and ordnance department, for rid
ding the army of officers rendered super
numerary by the provisions of the bill, and
for a reduction of the number of major gen
erals and brigadier generals to one of the
former and three of the latter, as_fast as va
cancies occur in those grades.
It provides that general officers shall have
the following aids: General 3, no limit to
rank Lieutenant General 2, not above the
rank of Major Major General 2, not above
the rank of Major Brigadier General, First
and Second Lieutenants, no increase of rank
or pay on account of detail, to have first
served five years with their commands and
no detail to made for more than five
No officer below the rank of Colonel shall
be promotions until he shajl have passed an
examination before three officers of his own
branch of service, senior to him in rank.
Failing to pass the first examination, he is
to be suspended for one year, then to be re
examined. All promoters shall be lineal to
all grades below the rank of*Brigadier Gen
All appointments to the grade of Second
army. Worthy officers shall each year be
sent from regiments before tho board. No
officer to be detailed to service to any staff
department until he shall have served five
years with his command. Details cannot
exceed four years on any one staff depart
ment at any time. Headquarters of the ar
my in time of peace to be at Washington,
and all orders to be issued through
the general of the army. Details of officers
as presidents of colleges, etc., shall bo only
made from officers on the retired list.
Officers to be retired at the age of 62, or
after forty-five years' service. Officers who
have received a vote of thanks from Con
gress may be retained until they have served
fifty-five years. Laundresses are abolished,
except wives of soldiers, who continue until
the expiration of the term of enlistment of
The bill localizes recruiting to be done by
details of officers from each regiment abol
ishes the grade of company wagoner, an extra
Lieutenant as Adjutant and Quartermas
ter abolish such offices to be filled hereafter
by regimental details of the same rank.
Military divisions and department headquar
ters Co be established on Government pro
perty authorizes the President to make
regulations for the army provided that all
chiefs of staff departments in mat
ters, of accountability and administration
shall be under the Secretary of War and on
matters connected with military operations
shall be chiefs of staff to the General of the
Army. Hereafter no civilians are to be pro
fessors at the academy, but professorships to
be filled by details from the army.
The army pay bill introduced by General
Banning fixes the annual pay of officers of
the army as follows:
The General, $10,000 Lieutenant General,
98,000 Major General, 96,000 Brigadier
General, 95,000 Colonel, 93,000 Lieutenant
Colonel, 92,500 Major, 92,000 Captain,
mounted, 91,800 Captain, not mounted,
91,600 First Lieutenant, mounted, 91,600
First Lieutenant, not mounted, 91,400
Second Lieutenant, mounted, $1,200 Second
Lieutenant, not mounted, 91,000 Ordnance
The second section makes considerable re
ductions in allowances for forage and for
rent of quarters. Section 3 increases the
monthly pay of non-commissioned officers
as follows: Sergeant major, from 923 to 934
per month quartermaster sergeant, from 922
to 933 chief trumpter, from 922 to 924
first sergeant, from 922 to 933 sergeants,
from 917 to 924 all corporals, from 915 to
920 per month.
The bill reduce! the pay of commissioned
officers, including allowances for quarters,
fuel and forage, in round numbers per an
num. It increases the total pay of non-com
misstoned officers obout 95,500 a yaar, but
this will be much more than compensated
by'the reduction in the number of these men
provided for in Gen. Banning's bill to reor
ganize the army. The two bills reduce the
cost of the army between five and six mil
lions of dollars.
The Badgers Decide to Reject Him and He
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 28.At a caucus to
night of Republican members of the Senate
sixteen were present. It was agreed that all
would abide by the action of the caucus. On
a vote being taken as to whether the name
of Gen. Rusk be confirmed as railroad eom
missioner it was voted 5 to i against con
firmation: His name will be withdrawn by
Gov. Smith to-morrow.
Gen. J. M. Rusk this afternoon handed to
GOT. Smith a letter withdrawing his name as
the appointee for railroad commissioner.
He says the appointment was a surprise to
him, that he has at no time suggested or de
sired it, and he thanks the Governor for his
kindness in the matter. f&*j|
MADISON, Jan. 28.Both houses had a
short session to-night. In the Senate bills
were introduced appropriating $2,500 for the
Industrial School at Milwaukee, and for fix
mg the salary of the Attorney-General at
^,000 per annum. Bills passed to make
valid the acts of certain timber agents, and
appropriating $1,500 to the widow of the late
Mosee M. Strong, Assistant State Geolgist.
A large number of bills were introduced in
the assembly, none of special importance.
The bill appropnating 1,500 to the widow
of the late Moses M. Strong was concurred
WHO STOLE THE PItESIDENCT.
Members of the Louisiana Returning Board
on TrialStatement of* Gen. Anderson,
Alleging that the Jury is Fixed to Con
NEW OSLEASS, La., Jan. 28.The Superior
Criminal Court room was crowded to-day
when the three accused members of the re
turning board, Anderson, Cassenave and
Kenner, were brought to the bar. Counsel
for Anderson filed a motion of change of
venue, alleging he couldn't have a fair trial
in the parish, the prejudice against him hav
ing increased within the last few days. Af
ter argument, Judge Whitaker stated the
jury bed been drawn in the most impartial
manner, and was composed of conservatives,
honest men, of unimpeachable character.
What could the accused demand more? The
court had said Friday it wouldn't be trifled
with, and considering the motion for a
change of venue an attempt to delay, denies
the same. Defense took a bill of exceptions.
The Attorney General moved a severance on
the trial of accused. He said the State had
wished to try the case versus Wells first, but
as he had not come forth, he would now call
up the case of Thos. C. Anderson.
Lieutenant shall be from graduates of West Look for instance at this list of names of
Point and non-commissioned officers of the persons composing the panel. [Here Gen.
Judge Collum, of counsel for the defense,
opposed the motion for a severance as it
would be detrimental to the accused, de
priving them of their combined jperemptory
challenges. The court granted the motion
for a severance and the case against Thomas
C. Anderson was then considered fixed for
trial, witnesses were called and the empan
nelling of a jury proceeded with.
The Picayune publishes the following in
Gen. Anderson being asked if he was will
ing to give his reasons for his course during
the last two days, especially with reference
to his resistance to the execution of State
writs in the custom house said: "I have no
objection. My information in regard to the
character of the panel was such as to con
vince me that it was organized to convict
without reference to the testimony in my be
half or the absence of testimony against me.
I believe if I had appeared Tuesday last I
would have been tried and convicted before
Saturday night, not because I am guilty of
the act charged in the information, or that
evidence implicating me in it could have
been found, but because it was so deter
mined and, I believe, arranged in advance.
Anderson produced a printed list containing
I have searched that list diligently, and
can find on it the name of only one person,
Mr. Becker, with whom I have any personal
acquaintance, and I am told, and believe it
to be true, that not only does this list not
embrace a single colored man, but there is
not one Republican on it from beginning to
ond. Does any fair minded, impartial man,
believe, before a jury thus made up, I could
have any assurance of an impartial trial. It
is said Republicans would be sure to acquit
me. On the same principle, Democrats
would be sure to convict me. In South
Carolina, where political feeling is as strong
as it is in this State, both Republicans and
Democrats were placed on juries in trials of
Cardozo and Small, and yet no difficulty was
found in obtaining convictions.
I am willing to submit to the impartial
judgment of any fair-minded men, but this
studied exclusion of Republicans from the
panel is an outrage on every principle of
justice, and it gires me a right to say that
the jury is organized expressly to convict.
Under these circumstances, my right of
challenge would be of no avail. I have
twelve challenges, and when those are ex
hausted, the character of tho panel would
remain just what it was before.
I wish to say here that I am entirely ignor
norant of the Vernon parish matter. The
record will show that I was not present.
The Vomou returns were opened in presence
of the visiting statesmen. The certified re
ports of both parties show this. The re
turns appear to have been passed over to
clerks for tabulation without remark and
when they were presented to me for signa
ture I signed them as I did those of other
parishes as a matter of course. I had no
idea and had no reason to suspect any alter
ation had been made on them, and was sur
prised when the matter was called to my at
tion before the congressional committee, and
testified that I knew nothing about it. I had
no interest in Vernon parish, or any of the
local candidates in that part of the State.
The vote for electors and governor was not
at all effected by the alleged alteration.
For the reasons which I have given I was
determined not to be tried before a packed
jury if I could help it. My counsel will use
every legal effort to avert it. I suppose they
will ask a change of venue.
CONTEMPT OF COOBT.
The collector's office to-day was in charge
of Chief Clerk Tomlinson. It is held while
Special Deputy Cuderson is in the city there
is no vacancy in the office to be filled. Judge
Whitaker ordered writs for contempt to issue
against Chief Deputy Marshal Wurzburger
and Special Agent Tomlinson, made return
able at 10 a. m. to-morrow for molesting
Sheriff Houston while in the discharge of his
duty serving writs of the court.
A motion to fix bail for the accused was
made by Mr. Castellanos. Assistant Attorney
General Egan suggested that Anderson's
bonds be for 920,000, Cassenave and
Kenners 95,000 each. The court
adjourned at 10 o'clock p. m.
after 4 jurrors were impanelled they
are all merchants of this city, Messrs. G. M.
Bayley, Jr., J.K. Bayley, N. E. Bayley, Jr.,
E. W. Herrick. Anderson was remanded to
the parish prison. Cassenave was released
on 95,000 bail his bonds were signed by
Aristides, Marie and Joseph Masion, cok
ored property holders of large real
estate. Kenner is in jail awaiting bonds.
Wells is still non est, the search on the
part of the sheriff having failed to discover
i i Fire this Morning.
An alarm was turned in from box 5 about
ft quarter after one this morning, and was
promptly responded to by Companies Nos. 1
and 3 and the Hook and Ladder Company.
The fire proved rto
be the notorious
cave. bouse, above Stahlman's
brewery, on the Fort road.
It was unoccupied, and was, of oourse, set on
fire. There being no water at hand the fire
men could do nothing. The house belonged
to George Kimball, waa of little value, and
was a good riddance.