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Wny Indiana Gets Loft and Geor gia Don't Views and Opinions Interesting Resume. Special to the Sentinel. Washington, April 1. I read to-daj a special from this city to an Indianapolis paper, Baying of rae, ' lie is here to try hia luck for Billy Williams' place. He and Hon. K. C. J. Tendletcn are the leading competi tors." It is humiliating to have to confess to gross ignorance, but I am bound to say I lid not know ' Billy Williams' had a place. I do net to this moment know what Hilly Williauu' place is. and furthermore, I did not know before tl it there was a Billy Williams. So if I am Mr. PendUton'a only "leading" competitor, that gentleman may consider himself eure of Billy's place. In an interview with Mr. Cleveland on the -Oth of November, I stated that I WOULD NOT EE AN A I PLICANT for, nor would I acceDt any p'.ec, even had I inch aspirations (which I never had). 1 should not compete for any office with any Indiana Democrat, in whichlSiate I have been but a year. There are thousand of mo;t worthy Deraocra's who by life long service in the Slate Democratic ranks have deserved reward far more than I possi bly could by one brief year of work. For whatever my pen did in the late campaign I am amply rewarded, from a party stand point, by the generous appreciation demon strated by the Democrats of Indiana. Having, then, no favors to ak of Mr Cleveland's administration, I am prepared to give without bias my impressions of it. For a week I have been taking observations of it and engaging in conversations which must fully enlighten me. The CLTCVKI.AND TOLICY IS A STl DY. It commands admiration from some and provokes criticism from others. Not an hour ago I met an acquaintance coming out of a department office. "What headway are you mating?" I asked. "If any at all I don't knew it," was answered. "D d if I believe the al ministration knows its own head; I am difgusted." Here and there is met a disappointed candidate fairly blazing with arger, which he vents in recrimina tions ßgaiest the President, There a-eoae or two Indianians thus on fire. The mcst zealous partisan workers have In instances been passed in favor of men who have been merely dignified figure heads in rjcent campa'ges. Wny the most import ant fortisjn mission fchould have rane to Ver mont, a hopelessly Kepnblicn S:ate. is an enigma on which some ground a charge thit the President ia devoid of party s-?n?e or fealty. Why Georgia should be awarded the Kussian and Mexican missions ia the persons of two Confederate Generato, resii ing in the same city and law partners, while Indiana is disregarded in all iaipor tant appointments vexes the comprehension of some Indianians. But touching the lat ter, let me describe. The Georgia repreasi tation of twelve Congressmen and to Sen ators are all agreed and marching asote man in behalf of the applicaats. It is jest here that Indiana has suffered at the White House. There has been a lack of unity of Eentiment and action. We have bad il lustrated the truth of the Scripture: ' house divided against itself can not stand." Admitted, then, an element of dieaffectioi in oar party ranks; admitted number of appointments which, through stro)ng par tisan glasses, appear Irregular; admitted ths rejection of the applications of men who have contiibuted mach of li'c and fortune toward mala taming th party organization during the long ancend ency cf the Republican party. Theas may, from a strict party standpoint, indicate that the President is not a very ardent partisan But it will be remembered that, with the exception of the New York Toetrr) aster, all the appointees have been Democrats and MEN OF XX1I.TED CHARACTER and capacity. "What do you make of the Clevelanl policy ?" I asked of Judge Holman to-day. "It is far sighted," was the reply. "Per sonally, and for Indiana, I confess to hue suffered some disappointment, but I am not offended at the administration. The gentle men Mr. ClevelaLd has called into his coun cil and selected for important trusts at home and abroad are of the very highest respecta bility. Whatever Individuals or localities may think of Mr. Cleveland's neglect of them, the country at large is destined to ap prove bis administration. We are going to jhave faur years of hocectyand economy ia the Government an experience of the old time directness and simplicity in public af fairs." Strolling down the avenue with Senator Voorheea this afternoon, I asked him if Iq diaca being passed bad soured him against the administration. Said he: Of course I have been disappointed; first of alt, because Joe McDonald was not called to the Cabinet, and later in not secur ing the appointment of other Indiana applicants; but I am convincsd that no man ever occupied the White Hoaia who wai more strongly actuated by SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE for the public good than is President Cleve land. I shaH support his Administration earnestly. I do net say he will not make mistakes; what man does net do that? But I do say that his administration is going to be a grand success." "Was the reappoint ment of P?ar3on as Postmaster of New York a mistake?" I asked. 4 No, sir; it was the right appointment. I understand that one or two Democratic Senators may oppose Pear eon's confirmation, bat I shall favor it. That matter was local to New York City and was due to 30,000 Independent Republican votes and the etroDg Independent Republican preis of that city, without whose aid the Democratic ticket would not have tri umphed. This one office is all these very strong allies of our party in the campaign have asked. Mr. Cleveland could not grace fully or jestly have refused them. The President is & Democrat, and his Democracy is not compromised by.that selection." Satd a Sou the ru Stator to me: "Remembering that but fur the Independent Republican support we had in New York Mr. Cleveland would.net have been elected, t is certainly only just that tLev should have the New York postcflice. We would have been glad six months ago to agree that they should have that much reward for their valuable aid in DEFEATING THI REPfl LUAX TICKET. I ehall vote to confirm Mr. Pearson's ap pointment." Ninety-nice of every one hun dred Democrats here indorse the adminis tration to date, and express entire confidence in its future. The crcaker3 are few in num ber. Even many applicmts who are "left" feel no teart burnings. A prominent Wf st ern Democrat, who was in the Indiana can vass last year, and made over 100 open air speeches there ia 1S30, said to me: "I ap plied to the President for an office, but he has given it to another. Am I mai? Not a bit, and I don't think that the admin istration has broken its back by not favoring my application. Mr. Cleveland can get aloni without my service, or that of any othtr one man in the country." I am stopping at the same house as Gen eral J. C. Black, Commissioner of Pensions. The other morning I was called for an early breakfast, a little after 7. I found Genenl Black already at the table. Upon iaqniry of the house I learned that he has breakfasted and Is off to his office by 8 every morning. I called on the Secretary of ths Treas sury before 9 o'clock, and found him well. through hia morning's mail. Tis EXAMPLE Or THE DEPARTMENT HEADS is followed by subordinate officers and em ployes. Under the Demccratlc administra tion the country is getting '25 per cent, more werk per day out of its public servants. The visitor to the departments does not. find, as of yore, hundreds of idle employes prome nading the halls, or grouped here and there in conversation. The supercilious air which formerly pervaded these people is no longer apparent. From the Executive Chamber to the departments' chief offices, and rai at irg through every part of every Government building, the atmosphere smacks of industry. Theie are not so many carriages waiting before the Government houses. The great stock of red-tape is missing from the office?. Courteous mancers have succeeded to ths royal bearing of the princely Treasury Clerk, and a plebeiaa taxpayer may now asl information of the employe whose salary he is paying without being made to feel tha . he is presuming when venturing to addre--his clerkship. With increased hours of work reductions are being male in the forces o' the departments, cad expenses are thus be ing lessened. Are not these pretty good symptoms of Democracy? Do they not go to demonstrate Mr. Cleveland's is a Demo cratic administration? Must not such a policy recommend the party to every Demo crat and every honest Republican in ths land? If there is one class of citizens which mor than another has cause for gratitude over the ascendency of the Democracy it is the remnant cf the Union army entitled to pensions. No more GALLANT A SOLDIER fought beneath the stars and stripes thn the present Commissioner of Pensions. N member of the Grand Army has a warmer place in his heart for those who, like bimse' f, felt the cruel missiles or suffered the hurtful exposure of the war. His crippled armi a r as zealous now over his desk in securing t. old comrades, from whatever the State r.? their enlistment, under the pension la-v as were the same arms wh: strong in battling for the preservation of tb Union. I venture the assertion that under the management of General Black, a staunch Democrat, the Pension Office will accomplish more for the benefit of applicants for pen sions within a year than it has during the last four of Republican administration. H is not scheming to make the Pension Office a political factor. Let the very poorest ex soldier understand that now his claim is go ing to have the benefit of aa full considera tion and as prompt attention as the more, favored in influence and fortune. When the elements composing President Cleveland's Cabinet are considered one must be most erratic to charge the administra tion WITH EING LESS ttan Democratic. It would be like acou'lDg June of growing December snows to ac:use Bayard, Lamar or Garland of fostering Re publicanism. Did the administration de part from Democratic landmarks not one of these would retain bis position for an hou". Though less known to fame, Secretaries Manning, Vilas, Eadicott and Whitney have lifelong Democratic records. Remembering this, ana that every appointment except at the New York Poatoflice (this a debt to In dependent Republicans) has been of a Dem ocrat, there is surely no warrant for any criticism that Mr. Cleveland has fallen short of his obligations to the party. The policy of the administration maybe Democratic without following the Republican fashion of making it merely a means of rewarding par tisan service. The honorable inference n that what men do in behalf cf their party they do aa patriots, and not as laborers for hire. Mr. Cleveland was elected on the grounds that hij administration would bs in every essential tho opposite of what the last four Republican administrations have been. Is not Mr. Cleveland DEMONSTRATING HANDSOMELY that opposite policy? When has thecaun try been honored by such eminently re spectable, prominent appointments? When has a National administration started out with such measures of reform? The Cleveland policy is looking to result for the Republic. It is looking to wise and economical management of affairs, uadtr which the country will reattain prcsperiiy, and sectional strife be ecnt into its too loa-; deferred grays. Will net such evenluiUoas strengthen the Democratic party? Senator Voorheea1 lot is not a happy one just now. I think he is the recipient of more letters, telegrams and calls than any Senator. His colleague being a deadhead in affairs at present, double duty devolves on Mr. Voorhes. He Is badly overtaxed. As faithfully as a man ever worked he is STRIVING TO EENEFIT INDIANA, and do justice by his constituents. His hands are full just now with applications for postoffices, and the. rivalry for these places keeps hlrn in pretty warm water. In making a chcice of candidates for recom mendation he is actuated by the fairest motives, and no disappointed persons should find fauit with him. Mr. Bynum is urging Dan Lemon for the District Coilelto ship. Eb Henderson is3 up ported by several leeders, while Judge Hol rcan is pressing Dr. Hunter's claims. I think the latter's chances perhaps the best. Bij iess W. XTanna roay secure a foreign mission, even though that to Japan bai been filled. The President stands edmirably the press ure of work, calls ar,d conferences. I had an interview with him to day. He looks no more fatiguad, no more nervous, than when in his quieter executive office at Albany. Changes are occurring more rapidly in the department forces within the last four days, and before many months go by Democratic officers and clerks will be in the majority. Ron Roy. Inrilanlans in Washington, Special to the Sentinel. Washington, April 1. Senator Voorbees eatd to-day that the report that Mr. Fciols, of tne Sen tinel, had applied for an appointment was untrue; that when his friends hal volunteered to present his name he refused to permit it. saying he would accept nothing. Representative Maon stated this evening to the Sentinel correspondent that he was Informed by Peretident Cleveland to day that it was unlikely that the appointment of a revenue collector for his (Matson's) revenue district would be made until the agitation over the appointment already made had disappeared. Colonel llatson Ray Dr. Hun ter, of Lawrencoburg, appears to have a pretty sure thlLg of it whea the appointment is finally made, It is stated in Indiana circles that Senator Harri son will oppose, in executive session, the coafi r mation of John O. Henderson, who wa? api-ointed revenue collector over Kiripatrick. It Is unier stood he objects to Henderson ßo'ely cpm the civil service reform ground, and will contend that inasmuch as there wore no charges against Ki rkpatrl ; t he should te allowed to serve longer than he has. W. J. Victory, of Lvansville, is at the-Ebhilt House. Mail messenger service has been ordered euat llsaed at Connellburg, Davien County, from the 0. and M. Railway flij station for all service re quired. Fostmaster commissions have been Issued to Geo, C. KinDaman. of Olio, Ind.. and Andrew 1 Allen, cf Monon, Ind. NEWS OP NHüXAL IXTE HE ST. Afpiowwll In Aihei The Heoate on Co; firmln; Nominations, Etc , Etc. Washington, April 1. The following dispatch from Commander Kane, of the Galena, ha i just been received by the Hscretary of the Navy: "Av plnwall Is in ashes. It was burnt by the insur gents to escaje captn re by the government corp.. The Faclßc Mail dock, the railroad property on the north end of the island and the canal prop erty at Crispol are the only buildings saved. Tac fchipp-nz is tafe. I have ail my force on shore pro tectiDg property. My snip is crowded with reni pfts Thousands are destitute and without shel ter." The nomination of Henry G. TeArson, to be Pottrsajter of 'ew York City, was favorably re ported from the Henate Committee on Post iR and Postroads to-day, but was not acted upon iu the Senate. The Senate Committee on Cnanrehw reported favorably npon all the nominations referred to it. tbe meet important bein ft that of John T. Mc Graw, to be internal Kevtnue Cellector lor the D:'itnct of Virginia, vice Samuel P. Mc'Jormie, to hirmoTd. Tfipr Ik a nimthtHtT tf amntptt In the Senate over this nomination, s McOormic ! he$ becu in otLce ut a sacrt time. Tne ofhre has r.o lixed term. The nomination of Joseph r, Jc ttf.cn. to Le CoxrciiHLioüer ol Kroüds, was favoratly and tnanlnouslv reported from the Ccmmittee on Railroads. The nomination of Iwis McMullen, to be Appraiser of New York, has not teen reported to the Senate Committee on Commerce there being no quorum at the meeting this morniuc. There is aa iEclinelion among Republican" to make a contest oTer this nomination. The office has no rixed tenure and the present Incumbent has rilled It many years. Hia friends m the 6enate sy he lias ben an excellent officer and that his re moval vwtbout canee, merely to give the p'ace to a Derrccratic puboidinate, ij incensistent with the spirit of civil service reform. The Republicans ere, rowever, not unanimous in this regard: rcsny Ceeminx It best to make no contest except In tte otie of reu ovals witbout couse from of tice to which there is a term fixed bylaw. The Republicans cf the Senate ar in caucus azain on this sublet. Information comes through private channels to Senators that the Ildent does not intend to mate removals from oSice whica have fixed terms. The question ol final adjournment hin?es upon the decision of the caucus. The opinions of Re publican Senators were divided between adjoarn rrenton Thursday and prolongation of thesej Eior. Tle decrease of the public debt for the month of March amounts toSl5.,0v. Two debt statements will tbe ifsncd. oueiaCie ruat form and anotber in the ieroa tucseted by Mr. C. N. Judson, of New York. The latter form will show a reducl on in the amount of cash iu the Treasury es made up from tbe foliowiD count: Goid and silver certificates: United Statrs rotes held for certificate! cf deposit uuder rc: of JuLef. 1S72. The following accounts are reoov nfzid is unavoidable: Fractious! coin, imc coin, Fpealer's certificate, sum placed tnt'ir Jit cf the the ug?rve for the re demotion of leial tend ers (J10 (:r. The debt statement will be inerte I by tte I'ti'-iiic Railroad toads and accrued imer est, about S;5,ciK',0l0. 'tnate Proceedings. Washington, April 1, After the reading or tha journal the Chair laid before the Ssnate severa communications which be had received ia regard to the failing health of General Grant, and asked if it was the pleasure of the Senate that the ecra tary should read them. Several Senators responded In the affirmativ?, whereupon the Associated Rreks bulletins wera read from the Secretary's desk. Upon motion of Mr. t?berraan the Chair was authorized to appoint the committee provided for in the Allison rtsolutiou adopted yesterday, to sit durlug tne reeuss and take into consideration the contingent expenses of the Senate The following Senators were named: MeesM. Allison. PJatf, pjunir. Miller, of Now York, Cock reli, ba.ristnd i'ayne. I'ron motion of Mr. Miller, of New York, the Senate et 12:10 went into executive stssion. PrecautloHary Circular. Washington, April l.-Commisfiioner Black to day issued the followiLg circular to Pension Agents: "Investigation now in rroces shows that In some Inst, nces very gross frauds have been perpe trated upon the Government throngh the instru mentality of clfrfcn employed in pension agencie. You must exercise the greatest care In regard to the t election of jour subordinate?. The Govern ment, it is true, may be reimbursed from your bond for such loses as are above referred to, but this do s noi. prevent the resulting scandal to the service. This meisaze of ear nest caution is sent you to call yocr attention particularly to your own risk and duty in the preiseb. investigate your Kerncies thoroughly. Take all possible pre cautions to cleanse the service of evcrv suspicious or unworthy person. John C. llnru. "Commissioner." Nominations. Washington, April 1. The President sent la the following nominations to the Senate to-day: A. Leo Knott, of Maryland, to be Second Assist ant Tostmaster General. To be Postmasters: John A. Showalten, at Latrobe, Pa,: Adelbert Shepherd, at Waverly, low: Pay ard S. Gray, at Portland, Ind.: Thomas R. FibucL.at Alexandria, La. ; Chfirlea K. C. :t. at McPher'on. Kas.; (i. Marion Moore at Pleasmtoa, Kas.: Michael J. Dougherty, at Galesbur, 111.: Ansel Watrou8, at Fort Collin, Col.: Palemou VMlfy. at Central City, Col.; Wilber F. nora, at Idaho fcr.ring. Col. Confirmations. Wa-hingtox, April l.The Senate, in executive eetsion, to-day confirmed the following nomina tions: Brown, Shipley .t Co., of London, Eag lauT, to be special fiscal agents of the Navy De partment; Captain William J. Volmar, Fifth Cavalry, to be Assistant Adjutant General, with the rank of Major: Captain George H. Barton, Twenty-first Infantry, to be Inspector General, with the rank of Major. To be Postmasters Michael J. Dvjzhertr. at Galet-bnre, 111: Ansel Watrous, at Fnrt Collins, Co).: Palemon Wiley, at Central City, Coi.: Vilber T. Horn, at Idaho Springs, Col. ;lm:i:al grant. Another Dargerona Attach Canned Great .Apprehension of the Demise of the Great Soldier, New Yoi k, Apr;l 1, :2J p. m.Hon. Cyrus W. Field, Senator Leland Stanford, of California, ex Commlssioner of Public Works Hubert 0. Thornp. son, have called at the house within the last honr. Four detectives from police headquarters are pa trolling In the vicinity of the Grant mansion. The windows of the General's bed-room are being opened, every now and tnen.as though to gire tie patient air. y to p. m When Mr. Stanford came out of t:ie bouse at 'J :15 he said, in reply to inquiries from an Assscciated iTcs reporter, "General Grant is now propped up in two chairs. He is suüer.ng very much pain. The doctors hope he will pull through the nlht, I beiisve he will live until moriiinjr." 10:S5 p. m.-Eikbop Harris. M. L, of Penn svlvsnla. Rev. Dr. Charles C. Tlfiany, and General Clinton B. Fisk called about 10 o'clock, but came away immediately. L'r. Douglas has just statel that there would be no new bulletin lor a little while. The military order of the Loyal Lezlon was to have held its meeting and banquet at Delmoaio s to-night, but. on account of General Grant's ill iif m, adjourned after a brief session for the trans action of necessary rcutine business. General Molineaux, Cochrane, Viele. Gardner and Ora tain. Admiral Nicholson and Commander Hooker were among those present. At ll:iOp m. Dra, Douglas and Shrady and the ire-inters of tne household were all in the Gen eral a room, moving about wnen necessary, on tiptoe. From the outs:de the house seeru?d quiet aud pe&ccfuL Neither cf the doctors would be u-en. At lltsOex-Senstor Change and General Gsger left the house Mr. CbaftVe raid: "1 can't give much encouragement. The doctors feel more fa vorable to the opinion that the General will live until morning. The trouble is that the General is vejy restless, moving about or trying to mo about. We is now lying on his cot, with h.s eye clewed, but is not sleeping." Adjudged Iuaane. Special te the Sentinel. Maeiok, Ind., April 1 John W. Gugenham, of our city, was this day adjudged insane by Justice Wallace and Tinny and ordered to be taken to t"ie Insane Asylum at Indianapolis, to which place he be will conducted to-night by Marshal Fltzerald. Mr. Gugenham was a prominent saloon keeper of our city, and well connected at Urban, O.. witi fome cf the most prominent businesj rnea of that place. Cause of insanity not known. A Saw-Mill Uurned. Special to the Sentinel. M fx iE, Ind., April L Fire cousumel D. M. Solder's saw mill and some lumber at Saideler, this county, last night. Lo s oa property. fJ,200. with no insurance. The loss is quite serious to the little vLiaae. since a goodly number of citi zr were dependent uxon it for employment, ax.d therefore icpi-oit Ic. ihemseJTeeaQd families. FR03I ACROSS Til 3 SEA. A Peaceful Solution of the Afghan Ques tion Fading AwayBoth Govern menls .rushing Preparations. British Cavalry Found the Araba at Tama!, as Surmised by General Graham. TUE AFGHAN QUESTION. The Situation Looks as Warlike as Ever lhe It nasi aus Actively Pushing For. ward and the Jngllsbi 2Xaklug Preparations. New Yofk, April L -a London special to: the Times savs: The temporary relief caused by the pacific talk of the Marquis of Harticgton is almost wholly dissipated by the statement that Rassia concede no single vital point at issue. The war x reparations are polrg ahead as briskly as ever, ana there is absolutely no reil reason to couut ou a pesee.'ul solutir n - Rumoifi cf Bttc-xnpti bv Russians to influence the tribes on the frontier line into posLions. en abling Russia to claim certain snots. Lonik'N, April 1 Under the subsidence of the scare, speculators who had bought ammunition s ot ks, expecting a rite through a war with Rus sia, are tow stiiiiig. Trlvate k Petersbnr ad Vices tay that the overnment, on the advice of the military council, will 8;are no eflort to avoid a war. The Elrmicgbam Company, which the govern ment has purchased, has the largest rife factory ia Lneland. It pesscs-es patents on the Martini Henry rlfie. The company collapsed in the con clusion of the Franco-German war. The pur chase Includes a stock of rifles valued at 750.000. It Is expected several tnousand workmen will bo started immediately. It is believed that the Cabinet Council dnrlns the wet k will tconsider DeGrler's reply. Harting ton remains in London during the holiday. The Ameer has sent a crcuiar to lhe Gove-nor of all the Afghan towns on the Amu-Daria River to watch ai d report any Russian movements, es pecially in Kojo talah, which if once in the pos session cf the Rr.ssitLs, would cpea the rcd to Bcfkh andCabul. Polish rapers slate that at a recent tarq'iet at Odessa, Russian officers, ordered to join their Cau casian regiments, responded with enthusiasm to the toast, "The coming war with Fneland." Russia is rapidly pushing a canal from Merv to Tejend with the object of supplying ths road with, water the trocps moving from Askabadto Merv, also for the purpose of cultivating tie desert It is reported that the Tekkes of Merv are disap pointed with the Russian conquerors because they are unable to obtain epoila by raiding. The Tall Mall Gazette ou the Kasso-lf-&han Itoundary. London, April 1, The Pall Mill Gazette, this afternoon, states that r.uss:as answer to En gland's proposals on the Afgia-i question amounts to a cordial acceptance of the proposal as made by Earl Granville, the British Foreign Minister. The Gazette says that Russia cousenH to accept as debatable territory the zoae laid out as such by England, and accepts the princ p:e that the frontier line shall not ba drawn further south than Kareiellas and Chanoenlbeid or further north than Sherkepe am Sirva. Thij leaves as the only point to be di-eusscd the Ru s eian suggestion that it would be rnor j practical If the zone of survey overlapped the roughly de fined zor e of debatable land. In order to allow for topopraptical and ethmographical conditions, it is not expected that thla suggested extension of the zone survey to the pouth of the boundary lice run by M. Lessor, the P.ussian Commissioner, ap pointed to meet Sir Peter Lurrsden, the British Commissioner, to arrange the Afghan bomdary dlfpute, will be serious enough to cause further difliculty. GENERAL FOKEI'tN NE ITS. Germany Celebrates With a Grind Holl day Bismarck's Hlrthday. Bef.i.in, April l.Tnls being the seventieth an niversary of the birthday of Prized Eismarck, the day is being celebrated throughout the Empire at a holdiay cf extraordinary interest. The Em peror and his son, the Crown Prince Frederick William, attended by all tho resident Princes of the Imperial family, called noon the Chancellor at 10 o'clock in the morning" end congratulate! him. The Kaiser was especially warm and earnest in his expressions of regard. During the Imperial visit the Emperor personally presented the won derful oil copy of tne great portrait of himself to Prince Bismarck as a personal memento The Emperor himself decortd Count Herbert Bia mark. son of the Chancellor, with the Order of the Red Eagle. The Imperial visitors epent most of the remainder of the morning at the Chancellor's residence. After their departure the Federal Councillors and Ministers called and presented their congrat nlat'ons. Tha Bismarck Birthday Testimonial Ccmmittee subsequently visited the Chancellor, and formally p-esented him with the title deeds of the great Schoenhausen estate Tha entire after noon was taken up by delegations which had come to present testimonials from all classes of the German people, and from all parts of the Em pi ie. It is rumored that two Russian Generals of high rank, who l ave quietly arrived here, bear from the Czar a 6lgcal favor to Prince Bismarck, as a prtsent In honor e his birthday. Gereral Graham armle About Oiman D gaa Yer fed. Si akim, April L A detachment of cavalry wag sent out this morning to rcconnoilcr ia the neigh borhood of lanal. They found Tarnai occupied by a large force cf the enemy. The general ad vance of the British forces will beeln tomorrow eoi ning at day:brait. The troops wiil stop a: the zreba to-morrow üisht, and will ma:ca cn Tarrai Friday morning. The enemy suddenly appeared to-day with a large force in the direction of Handoub, and the men who were at wort on the railroad were rap idly withdrawn. China Accepts leny's Proposal. Paris, April 1. M. Ferry to-day handed Presi dent Grevey a dispatch which had just been re ceived, statlDg that the Chinese Government had accepted M. Ferry's proposals for peace, and wished to fix a date for the evacuation of the po s tions now occupied by the Chine. The di patch was dated subsequent to the defeat of the French forces at Lsne üon. RIEL'S KEBELUON. The Town of Jiattleforrt Ituined and Ten CltirePH Ktllfd. WiNMi r., Man.. April l.The latest dispatch received from Eattleford !ast nUht, was a brief announcement cf thekilllniof ten citizens, and the burning of the town. No particular, nave been received. Haufan, N. 8.. April l.The Sixty third Rifiea have been ordered to hold themze've in readicess to proceed to the North st Tf rritorv. St. Paci- April l.The Dipth's Winnipeg special says: ihesuonies and Crees, who joint-l other bands yesterday In an attack oa Baitieicrd, killed Jamca Payne arjd George Api-lfgarth. f.irm. instructors, and two settler.. Tuey aiso br.ri.ei a large number of settler-.' houses. All the buildlDgs at Eattleford were plllaeed and burned. It is expected that i; Bar'6 bacd and the Fot Pitt Indian will also join in th re bellion. Big Bear, with 8"o wa-riors, is with Rid, wir o I now said to have 2,10) armed mei b it no fivto pieces. It i not known when Mid Lctoa wlii order an advance cf the troops. CfcflVe FuaDd Uallty. Special to the SentlneL Cr.AUior.tsviM.E, April l.The juy this even ing returned a verdict of cuilty against Join W, Coffee. barged with the murder of Jarae M Vfui kn id wi e. of Coal Crt-ek Townshtp. ou Janu ary 7, ls, and fixed &is punishment at oeath.