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RUSSIAN JSJEL4B AND BRITISH LION.
Approaching its Walls by Land and "Water
Russian Army Bat a Short Distance
AwayMilitary Stronghold Occupied
British Fleet Under WayThe Six Mil
lion Credit TotedThe Situation in the
British ParliamentVoice of King
THE CREDIT VALID.
LONDON, Feb. 8.After debate in com-
mittee, the vote of six millions sterling
passerby division 328 to 124, amid enthu-
siastic cheers from the conservatives. Prom-
inent liberals and leaders of the opposition
including Lord Hartington and Mr. Foster
abstained from voting. Gladstone voted with
the minority, the opposition hissed Lord
Hartington as he left the house.
LONDON, Feb. 8.In the Houf of Com
mons this afternoon, Sir Stafford Northcote,
Chancellor of the Exchequer, communicated
a summary of the terms of the armistice.
He said that they disclose such a stato of
affairs that the government in view of a
possible disturbance in Constantinople, has
ordered a portion of the fleet thither, not as
a departure from neutrality, but as a protec
tion of life and property. The government
has notified this step to the other powers,
asking whether they will join in the move
ment. It has also notified Russia.
IN THE HOUSE O* LOBDS.
Lord Derby, foreign secretary, made a
statement similar to that of Sir Thomas
Northcote in the House. He said he was
justified in his resignation when the fleet was
rst]sent to Constantinople, but ho approved
the present action in consequence of the
altered aspect of affairs.
In the House of Commans Sir Stafford
Northcote's announcement was received with
Official information from St. Petersburg
gives the detailed peace basis as follows:
First-Wthe erection of Bulgaria into a
SecondA war indemnity or territory
ThirdThe independence of Boumania,
Servia and Montenegro, with incieaso of
territory of each.
FourthReforms in Bosnia and Herzego
FifthAn ulterior understanding between
the Sultan and Czar regarding the Darda
SixthEvacuation of the Danubian for
tresses and Erzeroum.
An official telegram from St. Petersburg
confirms tne cerrectness of all the armistice
conditions made public yesterday. The only
additional condition mentioned is the evacu
ation of fortresses and Sulina.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 5, via Syra.The
Russians have occupied Chataldka Silivi on
the Sea of Marmora and Osmanli, and Sulie
man Pasha has gone to Laressa, the capitol
of the province of Thessaly. There is a
cabinet crisis in consequence of parliament
ary criticisms of the government's abolition
of the Grand Vizier, etc., without consulting
Parliament and of the contemplated policy
of Ahmed Nepik Effendi, the new president
of the council of ministers.
KING WILLIAM'S SPEECH.
LONDON. Feb. 8.A Berlin dispatch says:
The speech from the throne on the opening
of Parliament yesterday making no mention
of the three emperors' alliance, but ompha
sizing the existence of friendly relations
with all the poweus, and more especially
Austria, it is concluded that the German
government has not entered into any en
gagement to support the new demands of
Russia. This inference is not a little
strengthened by the roval speech expressly
mentioning the programme agreed upon at
Constantinople as a basis of the coming
The Conservative and Liberal parties in
the Richstag to-day came to an agreement
in regard to the joint interpellation to be
addressed to the Imperial chancellor inquir
ing whether he intends to make any state
ment respecting the Eastern qestion, and the
position which the German empire has tak
en regarding it, and if such declaration is in
tended what day it will be made. The in
terpellation has been signed by the leaders
of the two parties. It is rumored in parlia
mentary circles that Bismarck is expected
in Berlin Tuesday or "Wednesday next.
THE THUNDEBEU'S SAY.
The Times in a leading editorial says
that it does not share in the excitement and
alarm which yesterday's news created in
many quarters, but thinks the time has
come when the whole responsibility of action
ought to be thrown on the government and
generous support be accorded, if the legit
imate interests of the country are to be pro
tected. It says the government may have to
act and to act promptly. It is impossible
for the opposition to act for them or take
their places, and it ought now to be left to
them to take the course they deem necessary
on their responsibility. It is to be hoped
that the division of last night will close the
controversy which, however properly raised
at the outset, is now wholly out of place.
BBUTAL OSMAN PASHA.
The Globe says Osman Pasha will cer
tainly be cour-martialled this or next month.
He is charged with burying Russian prison
ers alive. The Russians are so exasperated
against him that he rarely leaves his lodings.
The police are instructed to pre
vent a public demonstration against him.
STBONOHOLDS TO BE OCCUPIED.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 7, via Bombay.
In accordance with the armistice conditions
the Russians will occupy Widdin, Rustchuk,
Silistria, Belgrade and Erzeroum. The am
bassadors of the powers are still ignorant of
the conditions of peace. Nedjib Pasha, with
twenty-seven batallions has left for Vola.
Accounts have been received here of dep
redations committed by the Russian troops
in the houses of Musselmen in Adrianople,
and in the neighboring villages.
T. PETEBSBVB o,Feb, 8The^Atjei^e Iitmo^
contradicts the report that the Servians re
fused to accept the armistice, and that Aus
tria opposed Russian occupation of the
ANNEXATION OF THESSALY
ATHENS, Feb. 8.The members of the
provincial government of Thessaly addressed
a proclamation to the Hellenic government
declaring Thessaly annexed to Greece, and
entreating protection of the mother country.
OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE.
VIENNA, Feb. 8.A special from St. Peters
burg states that an offensive and defensive
alliance between Russia and Turkey is to be
included in the definitive treaty of peace.
HOPEFUL FOB PEACE.
LONDON, Feb. 8.A Berlin correspondent
says that hope is expressed in all circles, that
means may now be found to establish peace
with the church.
A telegram from Paris announces the
Italian fleet arrived at Salonica.
CANADA GETTING BEADY.
OTTAWA, Ont., Feb. 8.Col. Littleton,
military secretary and Capt. Hamilton aid
de camp to the Governor General, have re
ceived orders to hold themselves in readi
ness to gain their corps. It is understood
that all officers of the regular army have re
ceived some instructions. It is understood
the coast defences of the dominion have
been placed in an effective state.
LINE or DEMABOATION.
LONDON, Feb. 9.The summary of the
terms of the armistice communicated by Sir
Stafford Northcote to the House of Com
mons this afternoon is given in a dispatch
from Layard. dated Feb. 7. According to
this the line of demaication fixed by the
armistice places in Russian hands almost all
of Bulgaria and Roumelia up to the lines
of Constantinople and Gallepoli. Three
days notice is to be given before
tne resumption of hostilities Another ar
ticle of the armistice stipulates that the Turks
are to remove their arms, etc., on evacuating
places within the neutral zone which will di
vide the two armies. The dispatch concludes
by stating that the Turks have commenced
the withdrawal of gur 3 from the Constanti
Sir Stafford Northcote said it was quite
evident from this that although the Russians
have not occupied the Constantinople lines,
they have re-occupied the outposts close
to them, and as the lines, under the provis
ions of the armistice, are thorough'y dis
mantled, the Russians are ablo, after giving
merely three day's notice, to advance upon
Constantinople without hindrance.
Sir Stafford Northcote stated that Masurus
Pasha, Turkish ambassador at London, had
positively contradicted the report from
Adrianople that Lord Beaconsfield and
Layard had encouraged Turkey to fight by
promising England's intervention.
Replying to various questions, he said no
answer had been received to the communi
cation sent to Lord Loftus directing him to
call the attention of the Russian govern
ment to the Czar's assurance that the Rus
sians would not occupy Constantinople for
military honor, but only in case of necessity.
The chancellor declared that the present
mission of the fleet was of a different char
acter from that upon which it was recently
ordered to enter the Dardanelles, though
he protested against the mission
being considered an act of war.
He read the instructions to the admiral on
the present occasion which are as follows:
Proceed if possible to-morrow afternoon
with the Alexandria, Temeraire, Ruby, Sala
mis and| Achilles, to Constantinople and
protect the lives and property of British sub
jects" Layard to ask the^Porte to give the
necessary orders to the ports immediately.
The Marquis of Hartington said the dis
patch of the fleet to Constantinople could
not be legarded as a menace to any other
power, but might be beneficial both for the
protection of the lives of British subjects
and as tending to calm apprehension which,
whether well or ill founded, undoubtedly did
exist among the people of England
concerning the Russian advance on
Constantinople. In reference to the money
vote he said what would really have
strengihened the hands of Government,
would have been a unanimous vote of con
fidence. This, however, could only have
been given in response to a full explanation
of the Government's intended policy.
Foster protested against the vote, but
declared he had withdrawn his amendment
so as not to inflame the excitement of the
The statements of the government have
been mere generalities. Lord Huntington
conveyed the impression that it was his be
lief the government did not even know their
policy themselves. He continued, although
he had opposed the vote as long as it was
possible, it might encourage the Turks to
prolong the war. He did not feel it his duty
to continue opposition now. In justification
of this cause he pointed to the ministers,
energetic repudiation of a desire to involve
the country in war, and their expressions of
sympathy for the christians of Turkey.
Sir Stafford Northcote expressed his satis
faction at Lord Huntington's speech.
In the house of lords to night Lord Derby
announced that one foreign government had
already applied to the porte for a firman to
permit its fleet to enter Turkish waters.
ELEMENTS ON A RAMPAGE.
The City of Augusta, Ga., Visited by Hall,
Rain, an Earthquake and a Cyclone.
AUGUSTA, Ga., Feb. 8.About seven o'clock
last evening this city was visited with a
shower of hail, followed by a rain storm, ac
companied by thunder and lightning and
the rumbling and tremor of an earthquake.
This was followed a little after one o'clock
by a cyclone-which struck the city on the
southwest near Centre street and demolished
houses. The lower market house was liter
ally lifted and smashed into atoms. Several
brick and wooden buildings were wholly or
partially destroyed, The cyclone travelled
from the southwest to the northeast and
covered a space of about three hundred
yards wide. Some casualties are reported.
The Columbia railroad depot is a total
wreck and some damage was done to the
Central railroad depot. Many private resi
dencence were injured. Chas. Dives and wife,
colored, were found dead in the ruins of then
house. The track of the tornado blazed as
if on fire. Loss $50,000. Reports are rife
of damage in neighboring counties south of
McMfe, Rankin and "The Danites."
CHICAGO, Feb. 8.Judge Wallace to-day
granted a temporary injunction restraining
other theatrical companies than the McKee,
Rankin troupe from performing Joaquin
Millers play, "The Danites." The injunc
tion is mainly directed against a Buffalo
company which had advertised to represent
THE BEAD POPE.
GATHERING OF THE CARDINALS.
Candidates forXhe SaccessorshipBiliopec
ca and Dl Pietro to Govern until the Se
lection is MadeReinaius of the Dead
Pope in the Crypt of St. PeterOfficial
Announcement of his Death in the United
ROME, Feb. 8.The conclave will assemble
immediately at the Vatican. The pope left
instructions which will be unsealed to-day
and read by President Cadavere, chamber
lain to all the cardinals now here. Proba
bly the hall of the consistory will be chosen
for holding the ballot for a new Pope.
the customary walling up of doors of com
munication and the removal of persons now
living on the same floor on which the con
clave assembles. The cardinals have already
been informed of the meeting of the con
clave. The French cardinals are expected
to-morrow and the Austrian and Spanish
cardinals Sunday and Monday. Nothing has
yet been decided. The remains are laying
in state. The Cardinal Vicar's announce
ment of the death of the pope says his fun
eral will be celebrated at St. Peter's Cathe
dral and orders prayers for the deceased.
Prince Chizi, Marshall of the conclave, has C|l*mGO, Feb. 8.In the case of Early vs.
assumed has functions and given orders for, JfcAefitarey, editor of the Chicago Times,
ROME, Feb. 8.The congregation of car
dinals to-day heard the Pope's last wishes
relative to the conclave and his funeral.
Cardinals Biliopecca and Di Pietro will gov
ern the church pending the election of a
pontiff. All the church bells in Rome are
Funeral services will be held in all churches,
but the requiem in St. Peter's is expected to
be very imposing. The remains are to be
temporarily deposited in the choir chapel of
St. Peter's, and finally be placed in the crypt.
The conclave will decide whether the funeral
shall be public or private.
The Pope's last act was to provide for the
continuance of his servants' salaries and the
pensions of their widows.
CANDIDATES FOB THE SUCCESSION.
Forty-three cardinals are now here and
ten more sent notice by telegraph of their
intention to come. A public lying in siate
of the Pope's remains is anticipated. The
ultramontane candidates for the papacy are
Cardinals Luigi, Bilio, and Antonio Panebi
anco. The liberal candidates are Cardinals
Innocente Ferrieri and Camilla DePietro.
NEW YOBK, Feb. 8.Cardinal McCloskey
leaves for Rome to-morrow in the steamship
City of New Yoik, to take part in the elec
tion of the successor of Pope Pius Ninth.
BALTIMOBE, Md., Feb. 8.Archbishop
Tibbons, at 9 a. m., was officially informed
of the Holy Father's death, and requested to
communicate the intelligence to other bish
ops. This afternoon at 4 o'clock a meeting
of pastors will be held in the archbishop's
PBOVIDENCE, R. I., Feb. 8.A solemn high
mass of requiem for the Pontiff was celebra
ted in the cathedral this morning, by Bishop
As soon as the Pope died the ambassadors
to the Vatican asked the Camerlengo to fol
low the ancient usage regarding the funeral
and election of a successor. Cardinal Pecci
replied that such was the intention of the
majority of -the sacred college.
HONOB TO THE DEAD.
ROME, Feb. 8.Prince Amedeus has ar
rived here to assume his place at the head of
the army corps of Rome, of which he is
commander. Cardinal Samoreni has ceased
to exercise the functions of secretary of
state. The conduct of affairs devolves upon
manager LaSaqui, secretary of the sacred
college of cardinals.
The official Gazette of the Italian govern
ment pays a tribute of eulegy to Pius Ninth
and promulgates an order for the suspension
of all public amusements while
the remains are lying in state
CAUSE OF DEATH.
The official declaration of physicians who
attended the Pope during his last illness is
published. It states that the immediate
cause of death was paralysis of the lungs.
The Italian prefects and military author
ities have been ordered to pay the late Pope
sovereign honors, but to await an ecclesias
tical invitation before attending the funeral.
The Italic says the congregation of car
dinals decided only by a majority of three to
hold the conclave in Rome. It will wait for
the arrival of foreign cardinals before taking
any final resolution.
The Italian court and ministry have noti
fied the Cardinal Vicar that they will attend
the funeral if the proper places are alotted
At Naples the bourse, theatres and a ma
jority of the shops are closed.
All the cardinals who are in Rome, except
Monsigners Omat and Panebianco, who are
unwell, attended the preliminary congrega
tion in the hall of the consistory to-day and
decided the Pope should lie in state three
days in Destine chapel and three days in the
Basilica of St. Peter. The ceremonies will
last altogether nine days, after which the
conclave will meet.
QUEBEC, Feb. 8.The provincial legisla
ture adjourned to-day, out of respect to the
late Pontiff. Flaggs are suspended at half
mast from the Parliament house, Lowell
University, and other public buildings. The
bells of the different Catholic churches were
tolled all day, and will toll an hour daily till
Thursday next, when a grand requiem mass
will be celebrated in the ^Basilica.
Arrest for Murder.
ST. CATHEBTNES, Feb. 8,A man named
McGuire alias McCarthy was arrested at
Thorald to-day charged with having com
mitted a murder in Pittsburgh. He is said
to be one of the Mollie Mamires =&
The Wisconsin Law Makers.
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBS.]
MADISON, Wis., Feb. 8.In the Senate bills
were'introduced approprirting eight thousand
dollars to the fish commissioners, authorizing
the sale of unused copies of the supreme court
ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 9, 1878.
W, Reed, and W. A. E. Elmore as members
of the board of charities and reforms, and
H. Strong as a member of the board of
health., Bills were concurred in reorganiz
ing the sixth and eighth judicial rircurt and
to provide an additional court commissioner.
In the Assembly bills were presented
amending the law regulating railroads. A
bill passed to reorganize the sixth and eighth
judicial circuits relative to assessments of
property and taxation relative to offenses
upon importations relative to issuing bonds
in Barron county. Both Houses adjourned
till Monday evening.
THE LAW OP LIBEL.
Important Decision by the Illinois Su
preme CourtPublication of the News
Widely Different from an Expression of
in which the lower court awarded a large
damage to the plaintiff for defamation of
character of his daughter, the supreme court
of this State has reversed the decision and
remanded the case for trial. The principal
grounds of this decision are that in the low
er court the judge gave erroneous instruc
tion, and excluded competent witnesses of
defendant. It is also set forth that the pub
lication of the news as such, differs widely
in the sight of the lawfrom the expres
sion of an opinion by the publisher of the
pap.T in the editorial columns. The decision
was assented to by all but one of the su
preme court justices.
In the case of Law vs. the People, the
supreme court has decided that the city
certificates of indebtedness issued under the
Colvin administration are illegal and void
that whoever buys them does so at his own
risk, and that the tax lexy made to pay them
is utterly invalid. The chairman of the
finance committee, however, states to-night
that these pledges by the city will all be paid.
They aggregate $400,000.
Demonetization, Contraction and Other
Financial Blunders Bearing Legitimate
NEW YOBK, Feb. 8.Joel Hayden & Co.,
manufacturers of brass goods, Beekman
street and Haydenville, Mass., have failed.
The suspension caused great surprise as the
firm had very high credit and was supposed
to be worth over $500,000. The cause of
failure is attributed to depreciation in real
estate and stocks and to the settlement of
the estate of the late Joel Hayden. The
liabilities are about $400,000, nearly all held
at Haydenville. The store at 84 Beekman
street was seized yesterday on an attachment
for $96,489, issued in favor of the adminis
trator of the estate of Joel Hayden, de
ceased. The assets are valued at $600,000,
consisting of factories, machinery, stock and
DETBOIT, Feb. 8.-i-The
Mills company have been adjudicated bank
rupt in the United States district court.
Kerdine K. Moore was appointed provisional
assignee with bond of $100,000.
National Aid to Education.
ATLANTA, Feb. 8.The Southern Educa
tional Convention, which has been in session
for two days, has adjourned. Virginia,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida,
Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Alabama and
Louisiana were repiesented by State super
intendents, college presidents and educators.
Resolutions were passed favoring the crea
tion of a national educational fund from the
proceeds of wild land sales and other sources,
to be applied, under State laws, on the basis
of illiteracy, and a memorial be made to
Congress to hasten such legislation.
Has Evarfcsa Wicked Partner?
SAN FBANCISCO, Feb. 8.Referring to a
Washington dispatch of the fifth instant, to
the effect that no telegram from the Chinese
six companies to Secretary Evarts, propos
ing restriction of Chinese immigration, had
been received at the state department, the
manager of the Washington office of the
Western Union telegraph company tele
graphed to the superintendent of the Pacific
division that the telegram in question was
delivered at Mr. Evarts' office on the morn
ing of the eighteenth of January, and re
ceipted for Wm. M. Evarts, per J. J. C.
A Successful Concert at Minneapolis.
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 8.The Marsh concert
at the Academy of Music last evening was a
grand success. The hall was full to over
flowing, and the concert itself was far ahead
of any previously given by local talent. The
programme included selections of the best
musicians of this city, assisted by Prof. W.
H. Lieb and Mrs. H. M. Knox of St. Paul,
and the Orchestral Union and Choral society
of this city, altogether making a strong com
bination. The entertainment was eminently
satisfactoy to all interested.
reports by the State to repeal the law for J. M. Osgood of, Boston, was found in
the protection of wild pigions. Gov. Smith
sent in a communication reappointingi^-
Wholesale Incendiarism in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 8.A special to
the American from Lebanon, mentions
much excitement in Wilson & Co.'s, from
the burning of a house by an incendiary,
while the village of Grant was fired by an
incendiary, and nearly all destroyed Tuesday
night. A white is suspected. Two ne
groes, Wm. Nobles, and Ben Armstrong,
jailed for firing a barn, were taken from jail
by disguised men, Swung up by the neck to
make them confess. Bolder confessed, and
implicated Armstrong, but the latter was ar
ALL AROUND THE GLOBE.
A bill has been introduced in the New
York assembly making the use of language
to any assemblage of people numbering 25
or more, which is intended to incite riot or
criminal violence against persons or property
a felony, punishable by imprisonment in
State prison or county jail not exceeding
two years, or by a fine not exceeding $5,000,
or by both.
A New York telegram says: Henry lews,
the banker and broker, was arrested yester
day by, it is believed, Chatauqua county offi
cers and hurried from or concealed in this
city. His counsel and friends are ignorant
of his present whereabouts and have ob
tained a writ of habeas corpus.
Still, Heller & Co., and Sarmier & Argers,
Cincinnati, Ohio, furniture manufacturers,
corner of Gest street and McKeane avenue,
were burned out yesterday morning. Loss
$33,000. The building was owned by C. L,
English. Loss $26,000. About 40 per cent,
of the losses are insured.
In accordance with the decision of the su
preme court the preliminary examination of
Mr. Jewett, receiver of the Erie railroad
company, before the police justice on charge
of perjury was abandoned yesterday and
Jewett gave bail in $10,000.
The French Chamber of Deputies has
adopted a bill enacting that a state of siege
cannot be-proclaimed without the consent of
The body of a man supposed to be Rev,
dock at Stomngton yesterday morning,
had 9 steamboat ticket in bis pocket
OLD WA CLAIMS I N TH E HOUSE.
Lively Discussion, in milch Partlsanism.
is Ereely Airedr-Claitn RejectedSenate
Still Jingling the Silver DollarDarwin
S. Hall Nominated for the Benson Laud
OfficeThe Venezuela Case and That Al
leged Letter of IF. J*. Murray.
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.Senator White said
it did not seem possible the Senate could
reach a vote on the silver bill to-morrow.
He therefore moved that when the Senate
adjourn to day it be to meet Monday next.
Senator Allison, in charge of the silver
bilL opposadmtiuuttotion and-called forthe
yeas and nays. The motion was agreed to,
yeas 28, nays 24. Senator Hoar submitted a
resolution instructing the committee on ap
priations to consider and report whether
work on public buildings in Washington,
now suspended, may be renewed forthwith
so as to give employment to workingmen
whose families are suffering from destitution.
Senator Chaffee, from the committee on
territories, reported favorably on the House
bill making appropriations for the purchase
of law ubraries for the territories of Wy
oming and Dakota. Placed on the calen
Senator Conkling presented petitions of
ministers and congregations of colored
churches in various States and territories,
asking the passage of a law to protect them
against outrages on account of lace, color,
religious and political opinions. Referred.
Senator Terry presented a petition of the
citizens of Michigan remonstrating against
on* government entering into commercial
and so called reciprocity treaties with other
Senator Cameron, Pa., presented a petition
of the governor of Pennsylvania asking
legislation to carry out the true intent and
meaning of the act of July, 27th, 1861, to
indemnify States for expenses incurred by
them in arming and equipping troops for
the government, so as to pay the State of
Pennsylvania the remainder due that State.
Senator Saunders called up his supple
mental joint resolution providing for the
appointment of eighteen additional com
missioners to the Pags exposition. It was
discussed until the expiration of the morn
ing hour and then referred to the committee
on appropriations, together with an amend
ment appropriating $22,000 to pay the salar
ies of the additional commioners.
Consideration was then lesumed of the
unfinished business, being the silver bill and
Mr. Hill made a speech.
Senator Hill referred to the recent speech
of Eaton, in which that Senator said orgrari
anism and communism would never find full
hold in the United States, and said those
were noble words, worthy of the best men in
the best ages of any country. He'deprecated
speeches charging that the laws of the coun
try had been passed by fraud. The passions
of the people might be lashed
into a fury which no man
could control. Bloated bond-holders were
familiar words in the vocabulary of Ameri
can fanaticism, but there was no possible
excuse which could justify a disregard of
the solemn obligations of the Government of
any kind. There was but one patriotic
course for Congress to pursue,
call back the people to an honest renewed
recognition of the obligation of contract,
Teach the present generation, teach all gen
erations, that fidelity to truth and law was
the best religion, the wisest statesmanship
and purest patriotism.
Senator Davis (West Virginia) took the
floor, but yielded to Senator White, on
whose motion the Senate went into execu
tive session, and when the doors re-opened,
adjourned until Monday.
House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.This being Friday,
bills of a purely private nature were consid
Mr. Sapp introduced a bill to aid in the
construction of a railroad from a point op
posite Memphis on the Mississippi to Jeffer
son, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas, and
thence to a point at or near El Paso. Re
Mr, Bright, chairman of the committee on
claims, reported a bill appropriating $132.-
617 for the payment of claims allowed by the
accounting officers of^the treasury. Passed.
Mr. Harris, chairman of the committee on
elections, made a report in the Louisiana
contested election case, that Darrill, the sit
ting member, is not entitled to the seat, and
that Joseph H. Acklin is.
Mr. Price presented the views of the mi
nority with a resolution that Darral is en
titled to the seat.
Mr. Thornburg stated for himself, Messrs.
Wait and Hiscock, that they had signed
neither report and they would file their
The reports were ordered printed and Mr.
Harris said he would call them up for action
The House then went into committee of
the whole, Mr. Yestes in the chair, on the
The first bill taken up was the one appro
priating $184.30 to pay W. H. Newman and
L. A. Vanhoffman, of New York, in full com
pensation for use of the Pioneer mills in
Alexandria, by the United States authorities
during the late war. The bill was advocated
by Hunton, Finley, Robinson, of Indiana,
and Wilson, and opposed by Jones of Ohio,
and Conger of Michigan. In the course of
the discussion Mr. Tildon's letter adverse to
the payment of war claims was frequently
alluded. Conger in his opposition to the
bill declared that if there was ever a case
where the houses and lands, and mills, and
all other property of a city had' been
captured in the war, it was the
case of the city of Alexandria. That city
had been captured by the troops of the
United States when the brave and lamented
Ellsworth was shot down, and had never
been released from military occupancy du
ring the war, The goyernment had the
right, under the laws of war, to take all the
property in the city of Alexandria for its
own use, to drive out all its inhabitants and
to destroy the city if it chose to do so.
Mr. Eden asked Conger whether he had
not united in the report of the committee on
war claims of the last Congress in favor of
the same bill.
Mr. Conger denied that he had done so.
Mr. EdenIt was a unanimous report,
and the gentleman from Michigan was a
member of the committee.
Mr. CongerI am surprised that the gen
tleman from Illinois' should endeavor to
make a personal question on this subject,
but if he desires to he can have it. (Laugh
ter, caused by Conger's advance towards
Eden in a comic heroic manner.) If there
was a contract to pay for the use of the
mills, I would-say perform the contract and
pay tiie money, But the parties themselves
did not regard it as a contract, and the re
port of the committee does not show that
there was a contract Then I say that the
case falls to the ground for lack of a con
tract. Referring to the Tilden letter, Con
ger expressed his surprise at the suggestion
made by Mills last Friday that Tilden
would not be ihe standard bearer
of the Democracy in the next
presidential campaign, and he asked the
meaning of that intimation. Did it mean
that the standard bearer of Democracy in
the next campaign would write such a letter,
and would not endorse such views? Was
that a foreshadowing of what was to come,
and did the gentleman mean to nse this case
as a test one to commit themselves upon, to
commit representatives onjand to commit
the country upon. It seemed to him that
question had been brought in to prepare the
country for a different letter from the next
standard bearer of the Democracy. What
would that letter contain? How would the
phraseology of Tilden's letter be changed in
the nest campaign?
Mr. Bridges asked Mr. Conger whether he
asserted that there was no contract to pay
for the rent of these mills.
Mr. Conger replied that in the report of
the committee there was no proof more than
the assent of Commissary Bell to the sug
gestion that there should be pay for the use
of the property by saying that if the owners
vere loyal they would be paid.
Mr. BridgesDoes the gentleman deny
that Bell had authority to make that state
Mr. CongerI do most emphatically. Bell
could not bind the country for all the mil
lions that are to follow the passage of this
Mr. Townsend, of New York, argued that
in this case there had been an agreement to
pay rent for the mills, and that therefore it
should be paid.
Mr. Frye characterized the claim as per
fectly honest, a just and fair one, and said
that there was a contract by implication
which ought to compel the government to
Mr. Potter sent to the clerk's*desk and had
read an extract from the decision of the su
preme court, announced forty jears ago, to
the effect that a military officer charged with
a particular duty, might impress private
property into public service, or take it for
public use, and that the government was un
questionably bound in such cases to make
full compensations to the owner.
Mr. Hanna said he v.as apprehensive that
the House by passing this bill might commit
itself in a direction which it v,ould after
wards regret. He argued that there was
nothing in the case as shown by the report
of the commissioner that amounted to a con
tract, and that therefoie the war department
was justified in claiming for sixteen
years to regard-it as a case of contract.
Mr. Frye asked Mr. Hanna whether he had
not a week ago voted and worked in favor of a
proposition to pay for the use and occupa
tion of the agricultural grounds in Indian
apolis where there was no more contract
than there was in this case.
Mr. Hanna excitedlyI did not so vote,
and in that case there was a contract in
writing which could be executed in a court
of justice, and on that contract the Govern
ment had paid money.
Mr. Bragg said the claim was so honest on
its face that he was afraid to vote for it. It
was a little suspicious to him that a loyal
Republican, living in the city of New York
from 1861 till 1877, with a Republican ma
jority in both Houses *of Congress, with a
Republican executive and Republican heads
of departments, with New York influence,
and backed by a President and secretary of
state, should have been unable to get their
claim allowed while their loyal friends were
in power, and come here now to beseech
confederates to do them justice.
Discussion was closed with an argument
by Tucker in favor of the bill. The com
mittee then rose and reported the bill to the
House with a recommendation that it pass.
The bill was then rejected, yeas 94, nays
100. The affirmative votes came principally
from the Democrat side and the negatives
from the Republican side, but there were
exceptions to the rule on both sides. Be
fore the announcement of the vote the ques
tion arose as to the right of a member who
was absent during roll call to vote. Mills
taking the ground that a member could not
be deprived of his constitutional right by
any rule of the House.
The speaker decided with some warmth
that the question had been agtated for years,
and had been uniformly decided against that
position that this was not in contravention
of any constitutional right, because it was
the duty of members to be present and to
attend to their puplic duties and the
only porsonB aggrieved in such
cases were the people whom such
members represented The decision
was applauded, particularly on the Republi
can side. The vote having been announced,
the motion to reconsider and to lay on the
table was made, but pending action the
House adjourned, after an announcement by
the speaker that he had appointed Mr. Wig
ginton to fill the vacancy in the committee
on public lands.
To-morrow will be for debate only.
The Venezuela Case.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.The sub-committee
on the Venezuela case examined Rev. John
C. Nobles, of Newark, N. J., brother of the
late Col. Nobles, to whom Wm. P. Murray
addressed the letter that has since been so
extenstvely published, in which Murray con
fesses he divided $15^00 out of the $250,000
awarded by the mixed commission to Beals,
Nobles and Morrison between the American
minister, the American commissioner, the
umpire and himself, his own share being
$37,500. Nobles testified that he obtained
the letter from his brother that he once
showed it to Secretary Fish, but the latter
informed him he was too late as Congress had
ratified the awards, and the executive de
partment considered such action a finality.
Mr. Nobles remained in active duty until
the advent of the present administration,
when he called on President Hayes, by
whom he was referred to Assistant Secretary
Seward, Secretary Evarts being then out of
town. Seward suggested that Dolla Costa,
the Venezuelan minister, would be the
proper person to communicate with. Mr.
Nobles visited Dolla Costa, who directed him
to see W. A. Pike, who was attorney for the
Venezuelan government, who resided in
Philadelphia. Mr. Nobles did so, and hand
ed the Murray letter to Mr. Pike, who agreed
to compensate Mr. Nobles liberally for his
assistance in exposing the fraudulent char
acter of the mixed commission.
WASHINOTON, Feb. 8.The President sent
the following nominations to the Senate to
day: Alfred V. Dockery, North Carolina,
consul at Leeds Darwin S. Hall, Minnesota,
register of the land office at Benson, Minn.
Robert S. Renitage, Arkansas, receiver of
public money at Harrison, Ark.
The committee of the territorial delegates
unanimously adopted the following resolu
Resolved, That the committee on public
lands of the House of Representatives be re
spectfully requested to report House bill No.
2,442, introduced by Mr. Maginnis to regu
late the cutting of timber on the public
lands in the Territories, with a favorable
WILT WARRIOR MEANS MISCHIBT.
Visit in Force This Side the LineEffort*
to Form a Confederation to Extermi
nate the Border Whites-An Unpleas
ant Condition of Affairs |if TrueThe
Canadian Government Anxious to be Re
lieved of His Presence.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.The following dis
patch containing an account of the visit of
Sitting Bull's Sioux over the border, and
their attempt to form a confederation to at
tack the whites has been received here, and
is vouched for as reliable in every respect.
FOBT BENTON, Mont, Feb. 7.Charley
Buckmann arrived from Fort Blodgett last
evening with the following important infor
mation: On the 18th ult., the Crows and
Gros Ventres camped at Fort Blodgett dis
covered moccassin tracks of about 100 Sioux
in the vicinity of the camp, and pieces of
tobacco tied to a stick were found, which
signified the Sioux desired to smoke and
hold a council. The Crows and Gros Ventres,
however, considered the tobacco a decoy,
and were afraid to venture out. The fol
lowing day, Major Reed,who was at the fort,
started for his march in company of one of
the braves. When a few miles out they dis
covered a large party of Sioux mounted, and
were compelled to turn back. That night all
the Indians camped near the fort and tied
their horses to the lodges, but in spite of this
precaution 50 head of auimals were stolen,
evidently by the mounted party the Sunday
previous. The party on foot are supposed
to be still prowling near the fort. Lame
Bull, a Gros Ventre, has gone with the
Crows into the Judith country, taking the
lodges of his war people with him and ad
vising the rest to follow.
A Gros Ventre came in from Marion to
day and reported as follows: A number
of the Blackfeet tribe recently came to his
camp on Marion to learn how he and peop
ple felt about joining the Sioux. It appears
that the Sioux have held a council with the
Larcess, at Cypress mountains, when the
Sioux stated that they wanted to form an al
liance with all the northern tribes to kill off
the whites before the latter became too
numerous. The Larcess communicated with
the Blackfeet, and the latter sent this Indian
to negotiate with the Gros Ventres and
When the Indian from whom the infor
mation was obtained, left Marion, a run
ner from the main camp of Milk river camp
had come with news to the effect that a
delegation of Sioux had come to the camp
to get the Gros. Ventres and Asseneboines to
join them against the whites. The Gros
Ventres profess to have threatened the party,
whereupon the latter went outside the camp,
dug a hole and dared them to come on.
They say they would have attacked him but
were afraid of the Assinebomes.
CANADA SICK OF HIM.
OTTAWA, Feb. 5.The Dominion parlia
ment was opened with a speech from the throne
by the Governor General. He alluded with
satisfaction to the settlement of the fishery
question, and referred in the following lang
uage to the American Indians on Canadian
soil. Early in the past summer a large
body of Indians under Sitting Bull, from the
United States, crossed into Britisth territory
to escapo from the United States troops,
and have since remained on the Canadian
side. The United States government made
a friendly but unsuccessful attempt to in
dues these Indians to return to their reserva
tions. It is to be hoped such arrangements
may yet be made as may lead to their per
manent peaceful settlement, and thus relieve
Canada of a source of uneasiness and heavy
Protective Tariff Demonstration.
PrrTBfeBUGu. Pa., Feb. 8.The demonstra
tion to-morrow in favor of a protective
tariff promises to be one of the biggest ever
witnessed in this city. The arrangements
are all complete, and reports received by the
committees are to the effect that fnlly twenty
thousand men will be in the procession. The
iron and glass and other manufacturing es
tablishments will be closed to allow the
workmen to take part. Immediately after
the demonstration a meeting will be held in
the exposition building. Twenty stands
have been erected, from which addresses will
be delivered by speakers representing the
different branches of business.
Xegro Ka^isher Lyncked.
ST. JAMEb, Feb. 8.A special from
Boonesville reports the lynching of an un
known negro near Franklin. Howard county.
An educated colored woman who taught
school was on her way home and enooun
tered two negroes in the woods. They over
powered her and outraged her. Upon her
arrival at the nearest house she reported the
facte and a party was organized toB pursue.
They traced the ravishers to a vaca house.
One saw them coming and fled. other
crept under the floor. He was taken out
and hang to the nearest tree.
A Brisk Fire.
CLEVELAND, O., Feb. 8.A fire occurred at
Millersburg this morning, destroying the
Commercial block, owned by J. Mulvane, M.
Shrup and Harpsted &, Hull. Loss on build
ing $7,000, of which Mulvane is the heaviest
White & Cunningham, proprietors of the
Holmes County Republican, lose $4,600 on
printing material, engine and press Rudy A
Hull, damage on hardware, $200. It is
supposed the fire was the work of an incen
The Shot and the Scalded still Living.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Feb. 8Officer Restem
eyer who was shot by Bob King Tuesday
night is still alive but there is little hope of
his recovery. None of the men scalded by
the bursting of the steam-pipe on board the
steamer Parker Tuesday, are dangerously in
.Still Struggling with the Insane.
An adjourned meeting of the joint and spe
cial legislative omraittees upon the insane
was held yesterday morning. A long, desultary
conversation consumed nearly an hour without
any definite result being obtained. It was
palpable, however, that wide diversity of
opinion prevailed as to the advisability, or
otherwise, of the State's accepting. The Ro
chester inebriate asylum for conversion into a
hospital for the insane.
The chairman. Senator J. B. QilfilUn., said
he was actuated in moving for the special com
mitten upon the subject simply by the desire
for the benefit of the State in the premises, and
unbiased by any personal preference for any
particular Bite for the proposed institution.
He had hoped that the labors of the committee
would, perhaps, have developed into something
like the appointment of commissioners, whose
duty it would have been to collect facts and
figures and report to the next Legislature.
The House and Senate committees having,
the* previous day, reported and made recom
mendations in their respective chambers, it
was believed by some that the labors of the
special committee had been thereby somewhat
forestalled and crippled^ ~*x