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VOLUME I. CONGBESSIONAI. AXTI-SUBSIDY AND SILVER VOTES. The Democratic House Declares for Both by Overwhelming MajoritiesSilver Bill Discussion Commenced in the Senate Utah SuffrageThe Popular roanMis cellaneous. Senate. 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 brief discussion. 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 abolishedT ifeferred. 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 sideration. Biljs were introduced and referred as fol lows: 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 transportation. 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. Senate adjourned. 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 inter-State commerce. 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 i^'i.' and providing for issuing of four per cent, bonds. 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 tions. 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 & Ohio railway. By Mr. Bragdon, securing to]all States an equal measure of patronage in the civil ser vice government. 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 dered. By Mr. Cummings, to equalize bounties of soldiers. By Mr. Caswell, abolishing the tax on bank deposits. 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, nays 85. 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: YEAS. Aldrich, Finley, Bacon, Forney, Bogley, Fort, Baker, Ind., Foshen, Baker, N. Y.. Franklin, Ballan Freeman, Banning, Fuller, Bayne, Gardner, Beelee, Garfield, Bell Ganze, Benedict, Glover, Becknell, Hale, Blackburn, Hanna, Blonat, Hardenburg, Boone, Harris, Ga., Bouck, Hart, Boyd, Harbridge, Bragg, Hartzell, Brentino, Haskell, Bremer, Hatcher, Briggs, Hoyles, Bright, Hazleton, Browne, Hendee, Buckner, Henderson, urchard, Henry, Cobell, Hewitt, N. Y, Caldwell, Ky. .Hewitt, Ala, Caldwell, Tenn Herbert, Calkins, Hunter, Campbell, Humphrey, Candler, Hungerford, Cannon, James, Carlisle, Jones, N. H. Chittenden, Jones, O., Clarke, Ky., Jorgenson, Clark, Mo. Jovce, Clark, la., Keifer, Clymer, Kughtly, Cobb, Ketcham, OolJins, Knapp, Conger, Knott, Covert, Lapham, Cox, O., Lathrop, Cox, N. Y., Lyon, Crapo, Lindsay, Crittenden, Lockwood, Cummings, Loring, Cutler, Luttrell, Davis, Cal., Lynde, Deering, Maish, Dickey, Marsh, Durham, Mayham, Dwight, McCook, Eanes. McGowan, Eickhoff, McKenzie, Ewing, McKinley, Felton, McMahon, Field, Mitchell, NAYS. 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 ment? 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: YEAS. Aiken, Fort, Aldrich, Foster, Atkins, Franklin, Baker, (Ind.,) Fuller, Banning, Gardner, Bayne, Garth, Bell, -'Gause, Becknell, Gedden, Blackburn, Glover. Blount, Bouck, Boyd, &S$ Jivt^W- tf&wit 7 M^&t}$L$fc ^Z^J' Bragg, Brantano, Brewer, Bridges, Bright, Bragden, Brown, Buckner, Burchaid, Burdick, Butler, Capel, Cain, Caldwell (Ky.,) Hooker, Caldwell, (Ten^House, Calkins. Candler, Cannon, Carlisle, Caswell, Chalmers, Clarke (Ky.,) Clark (Mo.,) Clark (Iowa,) Clymer, Cobb, Collins, Conger, Cox (Ohio,) Cox (N. Y.,) Cravens, Crittenden, Cnlbersm, Cummings, Cutter, Davidson, Davis (N. CM) Deering, Debrell, Dickey, Dunnell, Durlam, Elam, Ellis, Errett, Evans (Ind.,) Evans (S.C.) Ewing, Felton, Finlay, Forney, Monroe, Morgan, Morrison, Mulier, Neal, Norcross, Oliver, Overton, Patterson Cal., Phelps, Phillips, Powers, Potter, Price, Predemore, Quinn, Bandolph, Reed, Reilly, Rice, O., Roberts, Robinson, Ind., Soph, Sayler, Sayles, Shellingburger. Shelley, Emails, Smith, Pa., Smith, Ga., Sparks, Springer, Starin, Stenger, Stone. Mich., Stone, Cal., Swann, Tipton, Townscnd, O. Townsend, N. Townshend, 111. Turner, Turney, Vanvooreees, Vanderwort, Walsh, Warner, Watson, Welch, White, Ind., Williams, Del., Wills, N. Y., Willets, Wood, Wren, Wright174. Page, Patterson (NY,) Patterson (Col,) Phelps, Philips, Pollard, Pound, Price, Predemore, j. Randolph, Be*. Reagan, i Goode, i hi/ Gounter, I Hanna, /HA^Ak .035 !V_ Harris (Ga.,)* Harrison, Hartidge, tHarteell, Haskell, Hatcher, Hayes, Hazleton, Henderson, Henckle, Henry, Hewitt (Ala.,) Herbert, Hubbell, v: Hunter, Tfe Hunton, Humphrey, Itner, Jones (Ala.,) Jones (Ohio,) Keefer, Keightley, Kelly, Kenna, Kellinger, Kimmel, Knapp, Knott, Lathrop, Lyon, Luttrell, Lynde, Mackey, Manning, Marsh, Martin, Mayham, McKenzie, McKenley, McMahon, Metcalfe, Mills, Morey, Morgan, Morrison. Muldrow, Neal, Oliver, Pacheco, Garfield? Hall, Hardenburgh, Harmer, Harris, Mass. Hart, Hendee, Hewitt, N Y.. Hungerford, James, Jones, N H.. Jorgenson, Joyce, Ketcham, Landers, Lapham, Leonard, Lindsay, Lookwood, Loring, McCook, Mors, Miller, Narcross, Oneill, Overton, Wlnjas*^ Reilly, Bice (Ohio,) Riddle, Bobbins, Roberts, Robinson (La,,} Robinson (Ind,) Ryan, Sampson, Sapp, Sayler, Scales, I Sexton, Shellenberger, Shelley, Slemdns, Smalls, i Smith (Ga.,) Sparks, Springer, Stella, Stephens, Stone (Mich.,) Stone (Iowa.,) Strait, Thompson, Thornburgh, Throckmorton, Tipton, Townsend (O.,) Townsend (111.) Tucker, Turner, Turney, Vance, VanVoorhees, Waddell, Walsh, Welch, White (Pa.,) White (Ind.,) Whitthorhe, Williams (Wis.) WiUiams (Ala.) Willis (Ky.,) Willets, Wilson, Wren, Wright, Yeates, Young189. Bacon, Peddie, Bagley, Hall Potter, Baker, N. Y. Powers, Ballau, Pugh, Banks, Harris Mass Quinn, Beebee, Hart Rainey, Bisbee, Hendee Ried, Blair, Hewitt Reed, Mass. Briggs, Hungerford Robinson, Mass. Bundy, Schucker, Campbell, Senneckson, 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 Frye, The House then adjourned. A meeting of silver men and resumption repealers was announced to take place immediately after adjournment." Miscellaneous. 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 ruary. 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 ence. CONTESTED ELECTION. 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. INTEBEST PAID. 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. i i p"4y'tPjh^hj((i, 4?ii **ft" rt.' 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 $500. fyi$8&jF% '-'4 vitfCj* ^Wsi ST. PAUL, TUESDAY MORNING,. JANUARY 29, 1878. ENGLAND'S POPGUN. 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 European objects. 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 exclude England. 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. AUSTRIA NERVOUS. 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 the subject. 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 srgy 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. WARLIKE OBEBCB. 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 3,000 wounded. A correspondent at Belgrade says: It is stated that Prince Buttenberg, son of Alex ander of Hesse, will be appointed regent of Bulgaria. 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 hostile amendment. 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 itself: 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 made public. SITTING BULL. Gen. Miles Reports Hint on United States Soil and Daily Receiving Recruits front Hostiles. 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, Commanding District. 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 -Officers Abolished. 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 years. 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 eral. 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 their husband. 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 Storekeeper 91,600. 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. HTALE RUSK. The Badgers Decide to Reject Him and He WithdrawsLegislative. [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. HUSK WITHDBAWS. 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| T.BOTSTATrVE FBQCEEPiaOS. MADISON, Jan. 28.Both houses had a short session to-night. In the Senate bills NUMBER 15. 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 in. MASTEE THIEVES. WHO STOLE THE PItESIDENCT. Members of the Louisiana Returning Board on TrialStatement of* Gen. Anderson, Alleging that the Jury is Fixed to Con vict. 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 terview: 4XDEBSON INTEBVIEWEP. 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 forty-six names.] 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 his whereabouts. 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 &8sS 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.