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'J. ^iJL VOLUME I. jftft? "^Tivlg NATIONAL SOLONS. DOIXGS OE CONGRESS YESTERDAY. Senator Buck's Proposition to Relieve the People of $30,000,000 of Taxation-Silver Discussion in the SenateInstructive Ar guments Pro and ConWork of Com mittees-General News. Senate. "WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 Senator Edmunds introduced a bill to make the 22d of Februa ry a legal holiday in the District of Colum bia. Referred. Senator Plumb introduced a bill to repeal certain acts and parts of acts relating to the taxation of deposits in savings banks. Re ferred. Senator Howe, from the committee on li brary, reported favorably on the House joint lesolution accepting Carpenter's painting of Lincoln and his Cabinet. Senator Edmunds haid, while grateful to the giver, he did not think the pictme was of that art character which entitled it to a place in the Capitol. After some debate the resolution was agreed to, yeas 43, nays 7. Senator Edmunds submitted a resolution nstructmg the committee on military affairs to inquire and repoit whether at any time since July 28,1876, any person has been ap pointed to the army contrary to section 28 of the act o that date, or contrary to section 1,218 of the revised statutes. Agreed to. During the morning hour Senator Beck called up the lesolution submitted by him last week declaiing it unnecessaiy or inexpe dient to maintain or impose taxes at this time for the purpose of pioviding for $37,- 19(5,015.04, a&kcd for by the Secretary of the Tieasury for the sinking fund, and spoke in favor of passing the lesolution. Beck said he introduced the lesolution for the purpose of obtaining an expiession of the sense of the two Houses of Congress upon what ho considered to be a most im portant question now befoie Congress, and that was: How could taxation best be Te duced so as to lelieve the people fiom the oppressions under which they laboi, and at the same time meet the requirements of the government? He read from a late repoi of the Secre tary ot the Treasuiy, showing that there would be a deficiency at the end of the next fiscal ear, amounting to !$11,438,00 in the receipts of the government as compared with its expenditures upon the piesent basis, and continuing his argument said: His object was to satisfy the Senate that Congress was not under obligation to maintain or impose taxes for the purpose of bonds for the sink ing fund. Ho thought he could show where thirty millions of dollais could be saved from the customs seivice, internal icvenue and management of Indian afraiis, but at present he would confine himself to the sinking fund. He again quoted fiom the repoit of the secretary ot the treasuiy to show that the sinking fund now contained 220 million dol lars in excess of the amount lequiied by law for that fund at the piesent time. He argued that all pledges and obligations of the gov ernment to make pi ovision for the sinking had been piacticallj canied out, and asked why we should be so anxious to pay bonds advance of our pledges and obligations. Our bonds weie high enough now. The pub lic creditors were not sufteiing, neither was their secuiity diminishing. The propeity of the United States is incieasing in value, and the public debt was a moitgage upon the whole of it. The sinking fund was amply provided for at least for five years to come, and it seemed to him clear that it was the duty of Congress now to reduce taxation. He next referred to the passage of the act of March 3, 1875, to further piotect the sink iug fund, and argued that if the same in formation had been before Congress then, in regard to the sinking fund, as now, that the act imposing taxation would never have been passed. He quoted from the debates on that bill and said Dawes, who had charge of the bill in the House of Representatives, had been grossly deceived by the treasury officials. He, Beck, now had faith the commit tees of the two Houses of Congress would re duce taxation in the interest of the people. All that any country could do, and what this country had to do, was to apply its surplus revenues to the payment ot its debts. Senatois Moirell and Dawes gave notice that they would havo something to say about this resolution hereafter. Upon the conclusion of Senator Beck's re marks the resolution was laid over and con sideration lesumed of the unfinished busi ness, being the silver bill, and Mr. Wallace spoke in favor thereof. He said gold cannot be so divided to suit the necessities of the people, whilst gold and silver are just to all classes. Our policy as a people has initiated and maintained the double standard. The constitution and laws up to 1873 lecognized and enforced this policy. Demonetization of silver by the United States leads to its total disuse. The total disuse of silver, as money, reduces the measures of values and increases the value of money indebtedness. It will destroy its use as a subsidiary coinage. It will give the world a scanty instead of a full circulating medium of intrinsic value. *The use of both metals gives healthy piogiess. a basis for confidence, value to curiency in paper, and a just measure of value. The use of but one strikes out of existence a large part of the world'scapitalasa measure of value that is prejudicial to the progress of civilization. There is no foundation either in morals or in law for enhancing the value of the debt, and it is neither just nor expedient to do so. The exercise of the power to adopt a gold standard awakens distrust among the people and tends directly to weaken the binding] obligations of the public faith. Is there, he asked, any safer ground for the best inteiests of the whole people, for the debtor and creditor, tor the bondholder and tax payer, than a restoration of our an cient policy of constitutional money of gold and silver. If we return to the double standaid how shall wo regulate the value of our coin. Shall we reduce the value of the gold dollar by decreasing its weight? This we cannot do without violating our contract made in 1870. Shall we increase the value of the silver dollar by adding to its weight measuring silver bullion in gold coin to-day? This would be unjust to the people for it al lows nothing for an increase in the value of bullion resulting from its use and legal ten der function as money. This bill is not the Bland bill. The free coinage featuie is struck out. The govern ment buys its own bullion monthly, not less than two nor more than four millions per month. The difference between bullion and coin belongs to the government. This gives a regular monthly demand for bullion, and will increase its value. The legal tender function or debt paying power adds to the value of coin. It is this that gives power and value to paper legal tender. Senator Bayard said he did not propose now to give any extended expression of his views upon remonetization of silver. He was not in favor of abolishing silver as coin of the country. Should it be in his power, without disturbance to the business and cred it of the country to restore silver as money, the effort would not be wanting on his part, ^y^jfe. Itj't.'Ai He argued that the silver bill in substance proposed that two men should approach the mintone with silver and the other with gold that the government should stamp sil ver and raise it 10 per cent, in value, and at the same time stamp the gold, but raise it nothing in value. He could not support such a measure. Senator Gordon presented the resolutions of a public meeting held at Rome, Georgia, in favor of remonetization of silver and the repeal of the specie resumption act. Re ferred. Senator Dawes then spoke in opposition to the silver bill. He said, just so far as this bill adds a dollar to the aggregate vol ume of the currency it cheats and deludes the people with false quantities and vain expectations. I cannot stop to argue the evils of inflation, for if any one at this day doubts or disbelieves, he must be given over. I find it in this bill in its most insidious and dangerous character, and therefore its pas sage at this time will be especially unfortu nate and disastrous. Every attempt to force by law a fictitious appreciation upon a depreciated value, is sure to inflict evil and wrong upon those compelled to use it, and most of all upon the poor, who, without capital, are at the mercy of every change. Every business undertaking in this country which is to be Completed to-morrow, or at any time in the future, is by this bill launched at once upon uncertainty. Con fidence alone is the atmosphere in which all human effort breathes and livesdis trust,j the mephitic gas in which it dies. The passage of this bill will be at a terrible cost to the public credit. It makes the entire public debt payable in silver, to-day eight or ten cents below par in the markets of the world, and so fluctuating and unstable that no one can tell what will be its value to-morrow, much less what it will be in the future, when the bonds shall mature. Senator Dawes continued his argument at gieat length, and finally said the spectacle of a great nation, in the vigor of undeveloped manhood and unmeasured health, seeking by such a bill as this, something with which to pay its indebtedness to its own citizens cheaper than the money it borrowed from them, and counting up the total profit of 8 cents on a dollar, saved in thus liquidating with cheap money in the days of its security and strength its indebtedness of two thous and millions, contracted in the hour of its extremity, and to save its life, such a spec tacle is one abhorrent to national hcdror, and destructive to national creditinvolving na tional humiliation and disgrace. Senator Whyte spoke against the bill. His position on the silver question has been plainly indicated heretofore. Senator Cameron, "Wis., submitted the amendment to the silver bill so as to provide that the dollar shall consist of 420 grains standard silver, instead of 412% grains. Ordered printed. Senator Burnside submitted an amend ment to the clause declaring that said dollar shall be a legal tender for all debts public and private amounting to sums over $500. Ordered printed. The Vice President laid before the Senate a message from the President, enclosing copies of the repoit of the commissioner of Indian affairs and the general land office, in answer to the Senate resolution of the 10th mst., in regard to payments to the Indians. Referred. Senator Christiancy then took the floor to speak upon the silver bill, but yielded to Hamlin, on whose motion the Senate went into executive session, and when the doors re-opened the Senate adjourned. House of Representatives. WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.Mr. Dunham, from the committee on appropriations, reported a bill making appropriations for detecting tres passers on public lands. Referred. Mr. Butler presented a memorial of the Norfolk conference of the Unitarian and other Christian churches at Walpold, Mass., declaring that honesty was still a part of religion, and protesting against the passage of the Bland silver bill. Referred. Mr. ButlerMr. Speaker, will you be kind enough to send me the Bible from your desk. (Laughter.) After searching for the passage he desired, amid great laughter, Mr. Butler sent to the clerk's desk and had read a passage from the 2d chapter of St. John, which describes Christ driving the money changers from the temple, and saying to them, Make not my Father's house a house of merchandise." Mr. ButlerAfter that reproof, I have no further word to say. (Great laughter.) After a somewhat amusing discussion of the subject of admission to the floor, a reso lution was adopted directing that the rule be rigidly enforced, and that the issuing of passes be discontinued. The Speaker stated that after to-day he would revoke all passes that ex-members of Congress desiring ad mission to the floor should file a declaration that they are not interested in pending legis lation, and that the execution of the rule would exclude employees and clerks to com mittees and private secretaries. Mr. Stephens introdnced a bill to make importers use the metric system of weights and measures. Referred. Mr. Eenna, from the committee on com merce, reported back the bill to recognize the Woodruff scientific expedition around the world. The bill grants, for the purpose of the expedition, an |Americanjregister^to a foreign built vessel. After discussion, the bill passed. Yeas 167: nays 100. Adjourned. Miscella neo us. WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.Col. Wm. Pile, formerly United States minister to Venezuela, appeared to-day before the senate committee on foreign affairs, as counsel for the Vene zuelan government, and other parties inter ested, and was heard in advocacy of Senator Eaton's bill providing for the annullment of the awards of the mixed commission of 1868. and for a new commission to re-hear the claims passed upon by the mixed commis sion, and such other claims as may be pre presented. Pile charged that the acts of the mixed commission were tainted with fraud from its creation. INTEBNATIONAI. MONEY CONFERENCE. WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.The Senate finance committee to-day authorized Senator Allison to offer with its sanction as an amendment to the silver bill, his provision for an inter national money conference to fix a common ratio value of gold and silver. The determi nation of this ratio is not, however, a condi tion precedent to the provisions of this bill. On the contrary, if enacted, it is to go into effect immediately, and the conference if agreed to, will be held subsequently. TWENTY-CENT PIECES. The House committee on banking and currency agreed to recommend the passage of a bill discontinuing the coinage of twenty cent pieces. NAVAL CLAIMS. The House naval affairs committee have decided to report adversely upon the claims of Secor Co., Nathaniel McKey, and Per ine, Secor & Co., fdr extra compensation for building certain steam rams, &c. GENERAL MATTERS. WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.The comptroller of the currency to-day advocated the propo sition to extend to all insolvent national 2"! banks the remission of taxes proposed by the bill of Senator Davis of Illinois. The House committee to-day heard Frank S. Bond, vice president of the Texas Pacific railroad, in favor of that measure and J. M. Crawford, representing the San Diego and Los Angelos in advocacy of the same road. The Committee of the Womens National Christian Union, consisting of Miss Annie Mittingmyer, Miss Francis E. Willard, Mrs. C. Johnson, and Mrs. Denman, are here with a temperance petition representing 23 States, and including more than thirty thousand names. The President sent to the Senate the nomi nation fox postmaster of Asa W. Howard, to Yankton, T. The sub-committee of the House commit tee on elections to-day heard further argu ment in the South Carolina contested case of Richardson vs. Rainey. The sub-committee will probably report there was no election. The Vice President of the Texas Pacific road made a long argument to-day before the committee on Pacific railroads. He said the Texas Pacific bill secures at a cheap cost of construction control by Congress of trans continental rates and a road that shall never become a monopoly, but be open for all time to all without discrimination in charges against any. Miss Bertha Von Hellern, pedestrienne, to night completed the feat of walking 100 miles in 28 consecutive hours, having 8 min utes and 5 seconds to spare. The last mile was accomplished in 11 minutes and 24 seconds. ENGLISH GEAIN MARKET. The Uncertainty of Political Affairs De moralizing Operations. LONDON, Jan. 29.The Mark Lane Ex,- presii' review of the British corn trade says: There is no improvement in the condition of home grown wheat on offer, either on the Mark Lane or country markets, but the of ferings have been more liberal, and the re serve with which buyers operated tended to reduce prices 1 shilling to 2 shillings per quarter for all but a few samples of fine dry corn, for which the sellers were not disposed to accept lower rates. In London, especially, trade has been excessively dull for English and foreign wheat, and there appears to be little probability of increased animation. The uncertainty of political affairs is be coming wearisome. Until it is definitely known what the action of the country is to be in regard to the position in the East, it is almost hopeless to attempt to direct at tention to the probable future course of the grain trade. At present pacific ideas are iu the ascendant, and millers who are holding small stocks have only bought it to meet immediate wants. The country demand has moved within the narrowest limits, so that holders have been seriously tried in main taining firmness, which has been further shaken by more arrivals of wheat and maize. The mild season hitherto has been adverse to selleis, as imports of foreign wheat have undergone but little diminution. Should prices rally the cause of improvement can only be expected from political influence. In this limited business passing during the past week, a decline of one shilling per quar ter has taken place on all varieties of for eign wheat, while mixed common maize, of which the ai rivals have bsen hbe/al, has given way six pence to the quarter. On Fri day the market opened with some signs of excitement, and for a short time a free sale was experienced, but soon alter lnid-daj peace rumors circulated, and the demands stopped. There was. however, st ms le^val of firmness at the close of the market, and six-pence of the decline was recovered. TUE TRADE DOLLAR. Call for Inrrcafct'd Production to Meet the Rapidly Growing Demand. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.The Treasury depart ment is embarrassed as to the proper course to be pursued in relation to the coinage of the trade dollar. The demand for these coins at San Francisco foi export to China is quite ac tive, and is expected to continue to the last of April. The law requires this demand to be met, but at the present price of the silver and gold value of the greenback dollar, trade dol lars can be placed in. domestic circulation at a profit of three to four cents to the owners of silver bullion. A portion of the San Francisco mint coinage of trade dollars is coming East, and bullion dealeis in New York and elsewhere iu the East demand that the Philadelphia mint shall be opened for the same coinage. It is probable that a decision will be reached by to-morrow, and that it will be to allow deposits of silver to be made at the Philadelphia mint for a return in trade dollars. If this is done coinage will be continued at San Francisco and Carson, and all three of the mints will have work sufficient to keep them fully em ployed until Congress acts definitely on the silver question. The director of the mint con siders it important to retain the present skilled force of workmen at the mints in view of the pending legislation regarding silver coinage. WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.The cabinet decided to-day that the coinage of trade dollars should be resumed at the Philadelphia mint. TIMBER THIEVES. Government Defrauded of Millions of Dol lars, by Union Pacific Contractor*. WASHINGTON. Jan. 29.The Secretary of the Interior has received a letter from a prominent citizen of Utah giving an account of the dep redations of the contractors for furnishing tim ber of all kinds, on the the Union Pacific rail road who stated that these depredations are committed all along the line, and that hundreds of thousands of railroad ties, stores for snow sheds, cordwood, logs, and timber are taken from the Government timberlands on the line of the Union Pacific railroad track, all the way from Sidney to Ogden and that these depre dations amount to millions of dollars annually. The correspondent also states that the contrac tors have established a Bystem of espionage similar to that in Mexico, in which scores of honest, hard working, sober and faithful men are being oppressed in violation of every right belonging to freemen in the United States. Proposed Militia Organization in Wiscon sin. [Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.J MADISON, Wis., Jan. 29.A meeting of the prominent military men of the State was held at the Capitol to-day, to take into consideration the re-organization of the militia law. After consideration of the matter fully, they settled on the following bill which will be presented to the Legislature: Two regiments of infantry, of twelve companies each, with two independ ent companies of cavalry, and one battery of artillery the State to furnish a money allow ance for uniforms, drill-rooms, and pay each man'B expense at battalion encampment at a dollar and a half per day for five days each year. Geo. B. Shaw has been appointed lumber inspector at Eau Claire. A Pennsylvania Legislator Jatletl. HABBIBBUBG, Pa., Jan. 29.O. F. Ballard, State Representative from Delaware County, was arrested December 19 for embezzing the funds of the Media Building Association. And pleaded the privilege of a Representative as a bar to his arrest. The legislative committee to-day reported that the privileges of a legisla tor cannot be pleaded against indictible offens es, and recommended that Representative Bul lard be remanded to the costody of the keeper of the jail of Delaware County. The report w,as adopted by 150 to 7, The Speaker pro tern ordered the Sergeant-at-arms to execute the orders of the bouse. .A ^4t^ TT ST. PAUL, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1878 PEACE GOSSIP. MANY RUMORS WITH FEW EACTS. The Treaty*Not Yet Sicned, and Russia and Turkey Still ReticentThe Situation in' England UnchangedThe Liberals Organ izing for Opposition to the Supplement ary VotePapal Allocation Against Rus sia. AMENDMENT TO THE SUPPLY VOTE ASKED. LONDON, Jan. 29.The following is the text of Forster's amendment Having been informed in the Queen's speech that the conditions on which her majesty's neutrality is based have not been infringed by either belligerent, and having sincej[received no information sufficient to justify a departure from the policy of neutrality and peace, the House sees no reason for adding to the people's burthens by voting additional sup plies. The Press Association authoritatively con tradicts the rumors originating in the lob lues of Parliament, of dissensions' in the Liberal party. To-day's meeting was thoroughly unanimous. Forster moves his amendment so that Lord Hartington may wind np the debate. '"Urgent whips" are out, and it is expected that the division will call out the largest vote known for years. BOUMANIAN BESSABABIA. BUCHABEST, Jan. 29Gen. Ignatieff has arrived here with an autograph letter from the Czar to Prince Charles of Roumania. It is feared that the Czar refuses to abandon his claim to Roumanian Bessarabia. OCCUPATION OF CONSTANTINOPLE. VIENNA, Jan. 29.A special from Con stantinople says the delay in signing the con ditions of peace is attributed to the Porte's opposition to the temporary occupation of Constantinople. THE DARDANELLES AND BOSPHOBUS. LONDON, Jan. 30.Additional correspond^ ence relative to the Eastern question is pub lished, which contains the following Lord Derby, telegraphing to Lord Loftus, British ambassador at St. Petersburg, Jan. 28th, states that Count Schouvaleff that afternoon communicated a telegram from Prince Gort schakoff, authorizing him to affirm categori cally that the Russian government consid ered the passage of men-of-war through the Dardanelles and Bosphorus a European question which they did not intend to settle by themselves. FACTS AND BUMOBS. LONDON, Jan. 30.The Standard officially denies that the colonial secretaryship has been offered to Lord Sandon. The Queen offeied to confer the Order of the Garter on Lord Beaconsfield, but the honor was de clined. Parker, Liberal, has been elected a member of the House of Commons for the city of Perth, by 1,351 majority. Grant, Liberal, has been elected member of the House of Commons for Leith, by 3,141 ma jority. A Vienna correspondent says he can state positively that Austria does not object to a moderate territorial aggrandizement of Ser via and Montenegro. A correspondent at Berlin says it is re ported that Count Andrassy had already in formed Prince Gortschakoff of Austria's ob jection to the Russian peace conditions, stating at the same time that Austria would never accept the extension of Bulgaria so as to include Philipopolis or Adrianople. A Berlin dispatch says it is reported from Warsaw that the manageis of the railway companies f western Russia were recently summoned to St. Petersburg, to confer rela tive to the organization of train service to Prussian Baltic ports, in the event of the Russian Baltic ports being blockaded by the British fleet. AUSTBIA AND BUSSIA. A St. Petersburg correspondent sends the following: There is no longer any doubt that there has been what is called here a little misunderstanding between St. Petersburg and Vienna, Austria, it seems expected that the conditions of peace would be submitted to a European congress, or at least submitted for approval to the members of the triple alliance. Her suspic ions were aroused by Russia's extreme re serve. When this misunderstanding occurred the Russian Ambassador at Vienna, who was on a furlough, was ordered to return to his post, and took explanations, and assurances, by which it was hoped the little misunder standing would be completely removed. How far his efforts wore successful has not yet transpired, but there is reason to believe they had not the instantaneous effect which was anticipated. SIGNING THE PEACE CONDITIONS. A special from Pera says Odessa is named as the place for signing of peace conditions Hence the expectation that Grand Duke Nicholas would pass with his escort through Constantinople. The same correspondent says he has been told, as a possible explana tion of the delay in the signing of peace preliminaries,, that the order to sign was telegraphed to Shepka via Vienna and Bucharest, and would thence go to Eezanlik by courier, who might take some hours, if he found that the peace delegates had started for Adrianople, for his journey thither, and might occupy two or three days. AT CONSTANTTNCPI/E. A Vienna correspondent telegraphs: Whether the preliminary conditions have been signed or not has become of purely secondary importance. The Porte at any rate has approved them, and according to all accounts is quite ready to accept almost any thing else the Czar may propose, merely to prevent the Russians from executing the threat of marching on Constantinople. The population is kept in a constant state of alarm by the daily rumors spread by those working in the interest of the Russians, of a project of the Turks to burn the city, blow up the Mosque of Sofia and make a general massacre of Christians and foreign ers before retiring to Asia. It looks very much as if all further steps in the negotia tions with the Turks would in a great meas ure be made dependent upon the issue of in terchange of communications among the powers. The mysterious delay in the signa ture of preliminaries may have been pro moted by a wish to see the view Europe would take of the matter before proceeding further. f4 f^ATHENS QUIET. A dispaich ~from Athens Tuesday says tranquility reigns here to-day, the vigorous measures of Sunday having sobered the pop ulace. Many volunteers are leaving for Thessaly, and it seems not impos sible that the government will support A later dispatch from Athens dated Tues day, states that addresses are arriving by tel egraph from the municipalities of Greece ex pressing the willingness of citizens to sacri fice their blood and property in defense of Hellenism, and demanding immediate war. f"'* THE POSITION OF AUSTBIA. A Vienna dispatch says Austria's refusal to annex Bosnia and Herzegovina is confirmed on ministerial authority. Count Andrassy r^pjisisHfciM *j#'-*N**-?igi ^sktBtmrnm '"'"JWMHi. i will sanction no measure calculated directly or indirectly to bring about the ruin of the Ottoman Empire. This resolute attitude of Austria within the last few hours has within a certain measure been made known to Russia by Count Andrassy, as well as by Lord Derby, in the form of an identical note. A Galiipoli dispatch Tuesday evening says Baker Pasha has just arrived with 5,000 men. A Berlin correspondent under date of Tuesday night says some excitement and un easiness is caused here by reports that England has partially succeeded in detaching Austria from the triple alliance, and securing her conditional opposition to the Russian peace programme. I have good reason to believe that reports are at least ag gravated, but it is evident some slight fric tion exists between Austria and Russia. ELASTICITY OF THE PEACE PBOPOSITIONS. LONDON, Jan. 29.A correspondent at Vienna telegraphs: Among the rumors cur rent is one that no regular armistice will be concluded, but that immediately after the ar rival of the Grand Duke Nicholas with the Tuikish plenipotentiaries and Gen. Ignatieff in Adrianople, definite peace negotiations will be entered into on the basis of the pre liminaries accepted by,the Porte. There is nothing improbable in this preliminary. The questions are so general and elastic that they will only receive their real significance by their definition. In the final peace in strument they may be made infinitely harder than they are already, or else softened down so as to leave Turkey the semblance of exist ence as a European power. He would be a bold man who would now venture to affirm what will ultimately best suit the purposes of Russia. Whether she will aim at a radical solution or merely prepare the way for it. Much will doubtless depend on the course of plenipotentiaries with individ ual powers which seem to be going on sim ultaneously with negotiations with Turkey. Whether Russia may think it more advanta geous to crush Turkey or protect her, an armistice with a fixed date would certainly be more iu the way than that sort of tacit suspension of hostilities which seems for a moment to exist, but which Russia may put an end to any moment she likes. AN ALLOCUTION AGAINST BUSSIA. LONDON, Jan. 29.A Rome dispatch says the Pope is preparing an allocution against Russia for persecution of the church in Po land and against King Humbert on his acces cession to the throne for the assumption of the title of King of Italy. Tha Queen of Portugal, daughter of the late King Victor Emanuel, and the Pope's God-daughter, is refused admission to the Pope because she is residing at the Quirinal. THESSALEAN INSUBBECTION. ATHENS, Jan. 29.The Turks attacked a band of Thessalean insurgents on Mount Pelion, and were repulsed with a loss of 60. Loss of insurgents trifling. An insurrection has begun the district of Armyros, in Thessaly. PABLIAMENT WIND. LONDON, Jan. 29.In the House of Cm mons this afternoon, the Under Foreign Secretary said Crete is not in a state of insurrection but is much disturbed. Sir Stafford Northcote said we had no knowledge of an alliance betv/een Rus sia, Germany and Austria for the partition of Turkey. Regarding one of these powers he has strong reason to doubt that it has en tered into any alliance. A few weeks or months would probably prove this. The Chancellor in his statement last night in the House declared that Austria coincides with Great Britain. Wm. Edward Forster Liberal, gave notice of an amendment to the vote of credit Thursday, doubtless a hostile amendment agreed upon by the Liberal leaders. THE SITUATION. LONDON, Jan. 29.The concentration of Russians at Adrianople continues. Scouts have arrived near Chorlu, about seventy miles west of Constantinople. Suleiman Pasha is at Baulair Mahemet Ali is at Con stantinople, but returns to Chalalja immedi ately. There are ten British iron clads in Besika Bay. The Egyptian garrison has evacuated Bazardjet and retreated to Varna. The Turkish government is having difficulty to maintain order in the capitol. Among the thousands of refugees from Roumelia are many armed Circassians. These have al ready plundered Sulch, Baurgas, Charlu, Ro dosto and other towns, and are now flocking into Constantinople laden with booty. The government wishes to disarm them and send them into Asia, but it is doubtful whether they will be able to do so. Appalling misery prevails from the Bosphorous to the Gulf of Salonica. The whole coast is crowded with terrified Mohammedans seeking transporta tion across the straite. Hundreds are per ishing from cold, hunger and exhaustion, and no succor is possible until the panic and confusion in the capital has abatedV Advices from Athens up to last night say order has been reestablished but the exasper ation is very warlike and many volunteers are crossing the frontier. BAMPANT GBEECE. ATHENS, Jan. 29.Horrible threats against the ex-ministerstraitors, they are called are heard on all sides, and scarcely less vio lent against the king. The people of the country are furiously exasperated. Satur day's movement was a genuine expression of popular feeling, but since then it has been a political manouvre. It is said Gravais, ex-minister, is organ izing a revolution or civil war, and it is fear ed there may be much blood shed. The Chamber passed almost a unanimous vote approving the repressive measures of the government. Tricoupis made a speech which had good effect, pointing out the evil impression the rioters would produce in Eu rope. Investigating the 1 Paso Troubles. CHICAGO, Jan 28.The following order has been issued by Gen. Sheridan: By di rection of the President tbe following named officers of the army are detailed to act in conjunction with one person to be designated by the Governor of Texas as a board to in vestigate the recent troubles in El Paso county, Texas: Col. John H. King, ninth infantry and Lieut. Col. "Wm. N. Louis, nineteenth infantry. The board will assem ble at Fort Bliss, Texas, and then in such places in El Paso county as may be deemed necessary to secure a thorough understand ing of the matters presented by the papers which will be laid before it. First Lieut. Leonard Hay, adjutant of the ninth infantry is detailed as recorder of the board. A Comparatively Small Fraud. fr [From the Pateraon Guardian.] De facto President Hayes, Private Secretary Rogers, and Commissioner LeDuc appear to make a trio of frauds. Several years ago Rogers and LeDuc were partners in the com mission business in Minnesota, and gave Hayes as one of their references. A firm in Milwaukee sent them some money, and of course the parties who sent it never saw it again, as Rogers and LeDuc became insol vent, and absquatulated. The swindled credi tors now claim that they sent the money isSi&s^ Z,:^4:l^MtiLi^M^^ sjj-a* ST i? solely on the recommendation of Hayes, and intend to hold him responsible for it. Their counsel, Judge Lynde of Wisconsin, called at the White House yesterday and demanded payment, but with what result is not known. This is a small affair, however, to the swind ling of the people out of the Presidency of which Hayes has been guilty. HORRIBLE CRIME. The Murderer of His Own Child Arrested While Attempting Self Murder. PrrTSBUBG, Jan. 29.Frank Lynch, a would be suicide, was arrested on the Fort Wayne railway bridge, over the Allegheny, last night, the officer coming upon him while he was pre paring to jump. While being taken to the station house Lynch confessed to having mur dered his little child, a boy two and a half years old, by throwing him into the river on the night of the 15th of December. At that time Mrs. Lynch was living at Glenfield, a mile down the river, she having separated from her husband and retaining the child. She came to this city, bringing tha child with her. She was met at the station by her husband, and on her way over the river they quarreled. Lynch knocked the woman down and seizing the child, fled. He secreted himself until dark, and then started over the river. On his way over, he says, the thought struck him that now was the time to end the little one's troubles, and lifting him in his arms, dropped him into the stream. He got work on a steamboat next day, and went down the river, but his conscience troubled him, and when he came home a few days ago he went to his wife and confessed the deed, and while she was overcome with the tidings, he again made his escape. An information for murder was made against him, and the officer following him to this city, was just in time to prevent self murder. Lynch has been committed for trial. RETURNING BOARD TRIAL. Jury of Persons ObtainedNumerous Ex ceptions MadeAppeal to Supreme Court in Case of Conviction. NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 29.The trial of Ander son commenced this morning. At a quarter past 8 o'clock the last juror was empanelled, when the jury was locked up for the night, Anderson remanded to the parish prison and the court adjourned until to-mor row. The jury is composed of ten white and two colored men. The colored men are young and comparatively intelligent niulattoes who stated they had never taken any part in poli tics. A bill of exceptions was taken by defense when Judge Whitaker excused a colored brick layer from the jnry whom the defense would have accepted as a juryman. There were also a number of bills of exception taken to the courts ruling on cases where the juror had stated they had opin ions formed which it would take considerable testimony to remove, but on being questioned by the court stated they could go on and try the case impartially, notwithstanding previous ly formed opinion. In case of a conviction the case will go to the supreme court on a large number of exceptions. In the company of Sheriff Houston. Gen. Anderson, special deputy of collector of cus toms, visited the custom house to-day. He is treated courteously by his prison keepers, W. E. CHANDLER. Mayor E. A. Burke inunicatlon With rect. Replies to His Coin i Denial and Cut Ii NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 29.Referring to the question asked Mayor E. A. Burke by W. E. Chandler in a telegram from Washington last night, Major Burke disclaims knowledge of any corrupt or disreputa ble bargains on the part of Hayes at the conference of Southern Congress men last winter, or that Southern men did anything to prejudice Tilden's chanceb in the electoral court. He claims that whatever assurances were given or derived were openly submitted to the Nicholls' Legislature, gener ally discussed and approved, and having been voted and acted upon by eighty-five members, the subject could not be regarded as a secret. He has contemplated the preparation of statements of all the facts coming under his observations, to be published if any good purpose can be served, but thinks the country has heard enough of the whole business, and has other more important subjecta to consider. If any publication is made by him, however, he indi cates a determination to use other channels of communication than Mr. Chandler. The Wisconsin Legislature. [Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.] MADISON, Wis., Jan. 29.In Senate the name of Gen. Busk as. K. R. Commissioner withdrawn. Bills were introduced regulating banking associations and telegraph companies. The latter bill provides for a tax of four per cent, on gross receipts. In the assembly bills were introduced rela ting to the charter of Eau Claire for the relief of the State prison warden for publi cation of Supreme Court decisions provides for letting the printing to the lowest bidder, the maximum not to exceed one dollar and seventy-five cents. Bill passed authorizing the city of Hudson to issue bonds for the liquidation of its in debtedness. The Double Standard in France. PABIS, Jan. 29.The Senate, Monday, unanimously approved the bill renewing the temporary suspension of the obligation of the French mint to coin any silver taken thither. During the discussion, Leon Say, minister of finance, said the measure was made necessary by the American solution, to the internal commerce with India and the condition of the German money market, and that the latter monetary standard would have to be discussed and settled hereafter. In this view M. De Parien, the eminent states man senator from Cantol, agreed, while urg ing the adoption of the gold standard. Railroad War Brewing. CHICAGO, Jan. 28.It has transpired that some eastern roads have been cutting pas senger rates chiefly on second-class tickets, the reduction being about $1.50 per ticket from here to New York. Unless this is stopped a general reduction in passenger rates is expected. LIGHTNING GLOBLJSTS. German newspapers stated that J. & G. But terhausen, the Hamburg cotton importers whose failure was announced last week, have both committed suicide. The mass meeting in New York city in favor of remonetizing silver, which was to have been held to-morrow night, has been postponed until Friday evening in order to accommodate some Senators and Congressmen who could not leave Washington to-morrow. KThe steamer San Jacinto with a portion of the Western excursionists, arrived at Savan nah, Ga., yesterday. Twenty-six of the party remained at Havana and twenty stopped at St. Augustine. An attempt last night to blow up the Insti tute Canadian building, Montreal, was arrested by the timely discovery of an explosive pack age in the main halL This is the Institute Guibord excommunicated for belonging to Donovan. Williams & Shannon, boot and shoe maufac turers. Montreal, Canada, are in financial diffi culties. Liabilities large. Mrs. Marcy, wife of Gen. R. B. Marey, In spector general TJ. S. A. at Baltimore, died yes terday after a brief illness. A fire last evening at Indianapolis, in the boiler shop of Senker, Davis & Co., Dickson & Bro.'s brass supply store and John Knight's brass foundry, damaged the bnildings, stock and machinery to the extent off 16.000 fully ensured. ill "--fn iHi ifflVr- fojJifttffclTlMftiMii &rt*i3iwiiilllHlfTB HTfflltWffl' Mift iHirrNnfliiiHWTiif HwUmrnatfi'tw NUMBER! 16. SITTING BULL. STILL SAJf'E OX BRITISH SPOTTED EAGLE sent him a message at the same time saytng he was awaiting the arrival of 160 lodges of his people who were coming from Spotted Tail agency that they would obey the require ments of Major Walsh if they could remain with him. If not, thej must go back, and he, too, would move to Cy press Mountains. It is not improbable these latter are the Indians re ported to Gen. Mike. Maj. Walsh says that at no time since his ar rival has Sitting Bull's camp crossad the line to American soil. He has receiveddaily mes sages from him since the Terry commission returned. Their movement across the line without his knowledge would be impossible, and he would promptlj advise Gen. Gibbon in that event. The Sionx camp is now scattered. Spotted Eagle with 100 lodges is at Pento Butts, and the others are scattered along White Wood River and the Wood Mountains, where the buffalo are plentv. This condition is irre concilable with warlike intentions. CoL McLeod, commander of the mounted police is here, and corroborates the above. No credence has been attached here to the rumors of Sitting Bull having crossed the line. Maj. Walsh's statements are deemed in the highest degree trustworthy. Destructive Fire at Mnssillon, Ohio. CLEVELAND, Jan. 29.A special to the Herald from Massillon, Ohio, states that a fire early this morning totally destroyed L. Bammerhn's large malt house, John Snjder's barber shop, Julius Beckel's saloon and Hartell's bilhard room, besides damaging adjoining property owned by James Jacoby to the amount of $3,000, which was fullj "insured. Loss on tha malt house and contents, .^37,000 insured for $8,000 in the following companies: Lycoming, $3,000 Western, $1,000 Richland, $2,000 Kixox, *2,0Q0. Origin of fire unknown. .1 Hero and a Doughface. [New York Sun.J Senator Lamar, an ancient rebel himself, could stand up iu the Senate of the United States and pronounce an elaborate eulogy on his compeers in rebelbon. R. M. T. Hunter, John Slideil, J. P. Benjamin, Robert Toombs and Albert G. Brown, concluding with a bril liant pyrotechnic display over his fallen chief, the arch traitor Jefferson Davis. He could approvingly repeat Davis' defiant chal lenge to the advocates of liberty to govern the country as well as the slaveholders had governed it. The conduct of the bra\e Senator contrasts strikingly with that of the sycophant and doughface, Hayes, who while traveling through the South, and trying to curry favor for his debased administration, coldly turned his back on the graves of his fallen comrades, and said to the rebels at Atlanta: 'With no discredit to you, and no special credit to us, the war turned out as it did." The South.during his short lease of power, will flatter Hayes, but in no part of the countrj is he more heartily despised. A Manu-ith Thirty Children. [Mauch Chunk Coal Gazette] The Strohl family, of tins county, is prob ably the largest family in the United States. The head of the house is Nicholas Strohl, a Pennsylvania German, now about 76 years old. By three wives he has had 30 children, 27 of whom are living. His first wife pre sented him with eight, his second with 11. and his third with 11. The youngest child is now 3 years old, and was born when its father was 73 years old. Of the 27 children 19 are married, and their families average about 8 children. Mr. Joel Strohl, one of the well-known farmers in the lower end and child of his father's first wife, has 17 chil dren, and he is not an old man. He is the father of two pairs of twins, a distinction which his father, Mr. Nicholas Strohl, never attained. If the families should gather to gether there would be over 200 persons. They nearly all reside in this county. Old Mr. Strohl is still hearty, and bids fair to live many years. Weddrd Bliss. [Lake City Leader.] Friday last Justice Whipple issued a war rant on the affidavit of Mary Rother, charg ing one John King, of Bloomington, IU., with bastardy. The warrant was placed in the hands of Deputy Sheriff Lyons, of this city, and brought to this city. On Wednes day evening about nine o'clock, the trouble was settled so far as it legally could be, by the marriage of the "happy couple" by Esquire Whipple. After the ceremony, how ever, the two started down engaged a very animated conversation, and at a corner they finally stepped, and the language they used was just as far from being nice and loving as it could be. At last, they shook their re spective fists under each others respective nose, and in the most emphatic manner, in vited each other, respectively, to go to hI then tbey parted, probably forever, after so brief a married experience shaking fists until each lost sight of tbe other. Perils of Conundrums. A rash young man in Boston asked a small but select dinner party the other evening the following conundrum: Why is Longfellow like Lord Dundreary and when they had all given it up replied, Because he has got a Brother Sam." An icy silence fell upon the company, his father resolved to leave all his fortune to an asylum for horse-car conductors, and his betrothed, casting upon him a glance of indignation that well-nigh fused her specs, said that henceforth, and even in a railroad collision, they must meet as stran gers. Sam. Bowles' Discernment. [Cincinnati Enquirer.] Dr. Timothy Titcomb Holland, who was formerly a partner of Samuel Bowles in the Springfield Republican, says of the deceased: It was not my privilege to come near Mr. Bowles." Dr. Bowles was a man of discern ment. Joe's Last Chance. [Austin Rebublican.] The Pioneer Pres* is made happy by Beecher's repeal of the law of God creating a holl for incorrigible sinners. Through Beecher's open door Joe Wheelock hopes to enter paradise. 'Drowning men catch at straws." ^____ Robert Minis succeeded in securing bail bonds, and went to Shakopee yesterday to have them approved by Judge MacDpnald. OUncoe Heqiiter. i-r-vr*s. SOIL. Major Walsh Arrives at Helena and Punc tures the Rumor of Sitting Bull's Retnrn to American Soil-Location of the Diller ent Bands. HELENA, Mont., Jan. 29.-The Independent publishes the following: Major Walsh, of the Northwest Mounted Police, commandant of Fort Walsh, Canada, near which Sitting Bull and other hostiles are now located, arrived in Helena to-day, eight days out from Fort Walsh. When the Major left, Sitting Bull, Little Knife and 550 lodges were at the east end of the police post, at Cypress Mountains, where they intend ed to remain dnriug the winter. The night before leaving, Major Walsh received a message from Sitting Bull, saying he had heard that the Americans were coming to fight him and his people that they were tired of blood, and would move nearer the police post. He desired Major Walsh to speak to the white mother for him.