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OFFIOIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.
VOL. 11--NO. 86. NEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS i. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ P ~ O d JOEQ r II IlI I I•I !I I!!IIII III",r,,.. " .IC I/ IO I ~ -: .r EQ . iIm IIlII S3Y TELEGRAPH. 13E HAYES-PINCHBACK IN TERVIEW. *0 Possibility of Packard's Rie ,teilving Aid from the President. The Troops Soon to be Removed from South Carolina and Louisiana. S [pecial to N. O. Democrat.] WAsi crow, March 15.--Pinchbaok had a ang interview with the Presi dent, in which he advised him to recog : als the Nicholls government, which :. alone could and would protect all Slassees, and give peace and prosperity to the State. - The President told Pinchback the .ltimate recognition of the Nicholls government was inevitable, and that it , would be well for the adherents of Packard to know this fact. Pinohback left to-night for the pur pose, therefore, of conveying to the - embers of the Packard Legislature the Utter futility of holding out any longer ntder the hope of Packard being recog aied by the Administration. He will speak authori'atively and will oonvinoce those who will listen to him that Pack ard will never receive the aid of the Federal Government. Soon after the Senate adjourns, all the troops from Louisiana and South S arolina will be withdrawn, and the rival governments left to take care of themselves. Eustis left to-night, satisfied that no action will be taken by the Senate at present on the Louisiana Senatorial question. n. L. J. [.rom Oar Evening Edition of YeSterday.] THE UNITED STATES, SENATE DEMOCRATICe BY ONE MAJORITY. I ellogg Gives Up his Senatorial Fight. Packaird's Last Dying Kick at His Destroyer, Stanley Matthews. The Louisiana and Soulth Carolina Cases To Be Settled in Favor of Nfch oils and Hampton. The Troops To Be Removed at Onee. S [8pecial to N. O. Democrat.] WAsasNerox, March 15.-The Senate irl1 devote the remainder of the present session entirely to executive business and the confirmation of President Hayes' nominations. Owing to the absence and sickness of * number of Republican Senators who v° snot paired off, the Democrats, for the first time in over a dozen years, y ie a majority of one in the Senate. ehis settles Kellogg beyond doubt. He gives the fight .up himself, and will Smake no further effort to get in this ses alon. The correspondence between Stanley Matthews. and. Packard, published by the Associated Press this morning, in which Matthews suggested to Packard to resign his claim to the governorship, aad thus relieve the administration of 'Mayes of a heavy burden, was published for the purpose of injuring Matthews in the Ohio Senatorial contest. It is Packard's dying kick at his de sttoyer. The Louisiana and South Carolina ases may now be considered as settled In favor of the Nicholls and Hampton governments. The action that the Cabinet will take Priday will be a mere formal ratifica Slion of a decision already arrived at. SOive Packard my compliments and - tel him he may as well advertise his St. seaions. Hotel for rent and get ready to iove by the 1st of April. : The troops will be removed Saturday. IBUELL. TI. NETW ELECTION DEAD. iOpatev of the Baltimore American. S Wasaixrox, March 15.- The new ,-election scheme is abandoned by all tarties this morning. The Baltimore American says: The ..scheme of holding new elections for Governors and Legislatures in Louisi : nasand South Carolina appears to have sOW fallen through. President Hayes h .as no authority to order anything of the kind, and there are very serious ob * stacles to its being mutually agreed upon by both political parties. S ATTEEWM AND PACKARD. asklarl Is Kindly Advised to Ferege tiailSlams and Retire From the .ield. WasnIorTox, March 15.--Stanley Mat th ws writes a letter to Packard Febru ary 27: "As soon as the existing mill t..a orders are withdrawn, the Nicholls eat will become the only exist government, and will have to be g tead then as such. In the mean - - will be the duty of the mm. and also to take care that staunch Re publicans like yourself, against whom nothing disreputable can be alleged, should not suffer, and should receive consideration and position in some ap preciable way." Packard replies, March 14, conclud ing: "Though the effort cost my life still that devotion would be a better heritage to my obhildren than the plaud its of the White Leagues of the States, when gained by a surrender ef both manhood and duty. I am the Governor, and no armed force or violence can give my competitor a lawful title. PACEARD'S PROSPECTS. Packard and Chamberlatn llWust Yeld to the Pressure of the Administra tion. WASIxNOToN, March 15.-The best opinion is hardening that Packard and Chamberlain must yield to the pressure. There are signs of impatience and ir ritation in Administration circles at the feeble attempts to thwart the Southern policy. There is no doubt ef an extra session being called. ItEw YORK OPINION. The Troops to be Withdrawn at Once from the South NEw Yonit, March 15.--Washington specials say it has been determined to withdraw the troops from the State Houses in New Orleans and Columbia as soon as the Senate adjourns. The President has the most positive assurances from the Conservatives in both States that no outbreaks of any kind, shall occur, and that the rights of all citizens shall be respected and pro tected. A WHITE HOUSE INTERVIEW. Protection for the Colored Race Under the Nichells Government. WASHINoTON, March 15.--Col. Lewis and Counselor Chester (colored), quite prominent in Louisiana politics, are- at the White House, waiting an interview with the President. Their idea, gathered from their lobby conversation, seems to be that under the Administration policy they are safe in their political and personal rights. They would prefer that Packard and those on hip ticket throughout the State should be sustained, but are willing to .yield to a course of events which the pressure of public opinion demands. THE ORNATE. The Committees. WASlroGToN, March 15.-Mr. Morton has concluded to take the chairmanship of the Committee on Foreign Relations. Mr. Cameron will probably succeed Morton as chairman of the Privileges and Election Committee. O @REIGN. ,THE EASTERN QUESTION. Ieatenegro Will Declare War Unless Turkey Cedes Certala Territories. CONs'rATINOPLE, March 15.-The Coun cil of Ministers to-day discussed the conditions of peace with Montenegro. It is possible that the Montenegrin dele gates may be invited to a fresh con ference with Safret Pasha on Tuesday. It is said if the Porto persists in re fusing to cede Nicksich, the right bank of the river Morat.ha and a seaport, the delegates will leave Constantinople. If, however, the Porte accepts certain points of the demand, whil eobjeeting to others, the delegates will inquire at Cettinge whether they may continue the negotiations. An agreement, how ever, does not appear probable. THE WHEELER COMPROXISE STORY.. Wheeler Not ax All Desirous of Report. Inc on the Returning Board. The published statement that Wheel er was to be sent South as the head of the new Louisiana Investigating Com mittee appears founded on insufficient information. Mr. Wheeler himself, in conversation with your correspondent to-night, said the subject had not been broached to him, and it such a propo sition was made to him he should con sider it very long and seriously before giving his consent. He decidedly did not want to go on any such mission' thought he had performed his quota of such service, and had positive doubts of the propriety of his accepting any such position under all the circumstances. Mr. Wheeler speaks in the highest terms of Hayes' personal treatment of him, is warm in the eulogy of Hayes and his family, and it is very evident that there is the heartiest sympathy and co operation between the two; but, withal, he does not want to have to re cord judgment again on the Louisiana Returning Board. Another Version of It.' [N. Y. World.j The understanding is at present that Vice President Wheeler, Senator Hoar and Charles Foster of the House, the three to select two Democrats from the Senate or House, shall constitute a Commission, "by invitation of the President," to proceed to Louisiana and South Carolina and make some po litical compromise on the basis of the well-known Wheeler compromise of 1874 in the former State. If this plan should be carried out the present status quo is to be continued in both States and the troops will not be removed. EXPLOSIVE WATER. A VWater Tank Explod~e on Board a Man-of-War. [N. Y. Tribune. ] This is certainly the era of explo sions. Of all peaceable things on board of a man-of-war, the water tank might be supposed least likely to go off with a bang. Butthe unexpected was precisely the thing that happened,when a workman brought a lighted candle near the water tank of H. M. torpedo ship the Vesuvius. An explosion oc curred that tore open the side of the tank. Investigation showed that a gal vanic action had previously taken place between the water, the zinc and the iron-the tank being made of "gal vanized" iron-and a quantity of hy drogen from the decomposed water had been imprisoned in the tank. People who have cisterns of galvanized iron will please take notice. The Sheriff sells at auction this day, at 11j o'clock a. m., on the premises, the balance unsold of the contents of store of James A. Gresham, No. 92 Camp street. To-utorrow, L. )yrn.A C Oo ortshin~tA of all SI 014W s aI my *aft om the NEW APPOINTMENTS. Fred Douglass as Marshal of the District. Boatwell to Superintend a New Edition of the Bevised Sttates. Considrable Dissatlsfaetln at Both the bppelntments. [9peciai to the N. O. Democrat.l] WASHINGTON, March 15.-There is great dissatisfaction among the law yers of the District at the appointment of Fred Douglass as Marshal of the District. Nearly every lawyer in the District signed a petition to the Presi dent, praying that Phillips, who has ac oeptallly filled the -office of Assistant Marshal for about a quarter of a cen tury, might be promoted, in accordance with the principles of civil service re form, to the Marshalship, but Hayes ignores the petition entirely. Douglass has tendered Philliips his old place, but Phillips refuses absolutely to serve longer in the old rut. The darkies of the District are not at all satisfied with the appointment, be cause Douglass is too aristocratic to suit a good many of them. They object, also, because Douglass, to get this place, had to agree to forego what has hitherto been the principal duty of the District Marshal, to wit: the position of Chief Social Factotum of the presiden tial family; the person who introduced all the strangers visiting the city to the President, and who officiated as Grand Marshal and Master of Ceremonies at all the public receptions and social events. Decidedly the worst appointment that Hayes has yet made is that of Boutwell to superintend a new edition of the Re vised Statutes. The last edition was rendered nearly worthless by the man ner in which it was superintended by those appointed for that purpose, who were either careless or corrupt. The revising of this work needs to be done by a fair minded, astute lawyer, and one of more talent than Boutwell. The bad odor of this appointment is increased by the fact that it was Boutwell who engineered the passage of the act which created the offlce. BUELL. A PL IN 0. ADJUSTNENIT, Editor Democrat-The telegram of yesterday from Washington published in the Picayune announces that Presi dent Hayes' mind is fixed on "one point, and that is to endeavor to pursue a plan of adjustment which will receive the support and co-operation of both par ties." It was in view of this purpose of the President that I addressed you the communication which you were kind enough to publish in the DzEMoEAT a few days ago. You and your correspond ent wasted some superfluous denun ciation upon a purely imaginary inter pretation of the spirit and tenor of that communication. My purpose was sim ply to invoke the exercise of patience and tolerance, on our part,and of cordial good.will and co-operation with the President in his evidently honest and earnest endeavors to adjust our vexa tious case. You apprehended what was never in timated, and was never in my thoughts -that some unworthy compromise, bargaining or dickering was centem plated. This suspiciousness, not to call it intolerance, is quite pardonable in a people who have been harried and vex ed as we have been. But, fully agreeing with you that the question involved is not one to be settled by legal and ju dicial remedies, but by statesmanship and on grounds of political policy, I still adhere to my original idea that a peaceful and satisfactory adjustment is within the reach of the simplest practi cal statesmanship, and does not merit the philippics launched against all legal and peaceful methods, and that it would be wise and proper for us to accept such plan and to carry it out with fl(iel ity. Our neighboring States of Texas and Arkansas acted in this manner. Whep Davis, claiming to be the law ful intumbent of the Governorship of Texas, prepared to resist the installation of Coke, who had been elected by the people by forty thousand majority Gen. Grant, in response to a requisition di Davis for United States troops, made through his Attorney General a lull examination of Davis pretensions, and of Coke's answer to the same, and finally decided that Davis' claim was too doubtful a one to justify the afford ing him Federal and military aid to de fend him. Whereupon Davis packed his carpet-bag and left, and thus Coke obtained complete and undisputed pos session of the office. Congress had either declined or proved incapable of solving the problem. Grant interpreted his authority to furnish military aid to limit him to a clear case of the legitimacy of the gov ernment asking such aid. Here is a safe precedent for President Hayes. Let him notify Mr, Packard, in reply to his requisition or -that of his Rump Legislature that his case is a "doubt ful one," and that the army will be withdrawn, and that in that event hav ing confessed his inability with his own force to maintain his government, the responsibility will attach to him for any of the consequences of resisting the rightful government which has the force to maintain itself and to suppress domestic violence. Mr. Hayes will then be relieved of a responsibility which Mr. Grant assumed and made equivalent to the military aid that prevented the suppression of Packard's usurpatlon, to wit, that of using the troou to prserve 4 peSco a - termination communicated to Packard 1 of the character of that of Grant in the Texas case, the troops should be dis charged from this duty and withdrawn to the proper scene of their services. As long as they are kept here to pre serve the peace they are a continual invitation to 1Packard to violate the peace by resisting the authority of the government which is amply able to maintain the peace as against all dis turbers. We have another precedent set by General Grant in the Arkansas case, where a peaceful and constitutional ad justment was effected, whilst the two factions were marshaled in battle array and only prevented from conflict by the interposition of the United States forces. That adjustment was prepared by Grant, and was acquiesed in by the Democratic Governor, and reluctantly and under protest by the Radical Gov ernor, who held possession of the State House. It consisted in a simple agreement of both to convoke the Legislature to be composed of the members who, accord ingto the commissioners returns, had received majotities in their several dis tricts, and submit to them the perform ance of the functions imposed by the constitution of counting the votes for Governor. Either of these precedents would suit and solve our case, and I am not writing to admit that a State which is blessed with so large a share of political wisdom and statesmanship, and such a multi tude of political chieftains and senato rial candidates, is incapable of achiev ing results so easily effected in Texas and Arkansas. To my mind either plan is preferable to the wretched status quo or rolling out system which so many persons thinki will in time effect the complete establishment of the Nicholls government. Either is preferable to the miserable and debasing partisan job bery which is proposed by some in the election of Senator and the distribution of offices and patronage.. All such modes deserve the fiery denunoiation you heaped on them, and have the cor dial approval of your humble corres pondont. A. W. THE ?EOPLE AIMD THEIR REIRE SEN ATIYES. Editor Democrat-I read with much interest the remarks made yesterday by Heon. J. B. McGehee, from the text of editorials in your paper on the sub. ject of the delay in the United States Senatorial election. Accepting Mr. McGehee's conclusion, "that the General Assembly was elect ed on account of two qualifications, in telligence and independence," the hon orable gentleman should remember that the people who elected them as representatives of their interests did not yield their opinions or convictions as to what their interests were or as to what constitute intelligence and inde pendence, and the expression of their opinion by the people, either through the press or in any other public manner, should not be stigmatized as clamor by one whose sole office is as a representa tive of the people. The people may be, and very proba bly are, altogether in the dark as to what is their true interests in the mat ter of enjoying their right of self-gov ernment, and as to what intelligence and independence on the part of their representatives demand in this crisis. But whose fault (if there is any fault) is it that the people are in the dark? They have no information on the sub ject matter but that which comes to them through the press, either over the wires from Washington, or in the daily record of the proceedings of the Gener al Assembly. The people know that on the 7th day of November last they elected their government; that on the 8th of Janu ary they inaugurated their Governor, and on the sth, when their government was interfered with by a band of usurp ers, they showed their power by install ing the officials of their choice. They did this in their own style, very promptly. and without consulting Washington physicians as to when or how it should be done. The result of this action by the people has been that Mr. McGehee and his brother members of the General Assembly, have been ever since left un disturbed by Packard's crowd to dis charge their functions as members of the General Assembly. The people know, also, that Louisiana is entitled tcrtwo members of the United States Senate, and that the only proper recognition which Louisiana can receive from the Federal government is by the seating of said two members of the Federal Senate. It seems to the people that the very first duty of their assem bly was to elect these Senators. But it has not been done, though the whole regular session and nearly all of the extra session of the assembly has passed byWhy has nothing been done ? The only reasons the people have for this do-nothing policy are those they gather from the public press anad the utterances of their representatives. What are they? Nothing beyond the advice of place hunting politicians from this State, here and in Washington, and of Sena tors and other intermeddlers in our affairs, from other States-some ad vising don't (do it; others, do it by electing me; ethers, again, send a Re publican (Imported or home-made), and near all of them uniting in advising, when they elect, to elect somebody who don't represent Louisiana. Beyond this the people have no in formation; and in vlew of all this, how does the( honorable gentleman think it tallies with the idea of intelligent and independent action on the part of the representatives of the people? If the people are in the dark, let them be enlightened, and don't get angry with them for the expression of their common-sense conclusions under the light they have. Respectfully, Fairz. To-morrow KI L. Byrne & Co. offer remnants of all classes of dry goods at Mfay cents on the dllar. DoWrLa D r.--On and after Bonday next, the th ineL, the Jackson Road will have two passengertraise daily, running to and from the oneeroas for al points 5arth, 'u sad West. all > WASHINGTON NEWS. Assistant secresary of state. The appointment of Frederick W. Seward as Assistant Secretary of State is announced this evening. Mr, Sew ard has accepted the position. It will be remembered that he is the youngest son of William H. Seward, private sec retary of his father, and while holding this position he was seriously injured at the time of his father's assassination. In a small way he has figured of late years in New York politics. Fenton'a Mission. Ex-Senator Fenton returned from South Carolina to-day, where he has been in communication with the rival authorities, with a view of effecting an amicable adjustment of the political situation. Le indicated to-night that he had great hopes of a successful ar rangement being accomplished. Why Senator Cameron Rlesigned. The resignation of Simon Cameron is said to be for the purpose of having Don., hisson, succeed him. The latter, having had a taste of public life, seems to like it well enough to want to remain in it. There is beside a desire to be in to assist in opposing the new policy, which does not meet with the approval of all the members of the outgoing Cab inet. iugtler'i Grllef. IN. Y. 'I'ribur,..] Gen. B. F. Butler is reported in a Sunday paper to be annoyed at the re ports in circulation that he was opposed to the confirmation of Judge Devens. Whether this be true or not, it does not appear to check the course of a story that is going the rounds in Congression al circles. It is that the General waited upon a New England Senator on Wednesday and besought him to vote against Judge Devens, saying: "Why, it he is confirmed there will be a major ity against us in the Cabinet." The Dlstrlet Commisseloers. President Hayes is understood to have decidea thatof the three commissioners of this district, two shall be residents of Washington-one a Democrat and the other a Republican-and one shall be selected from the country at large. If this is done, the commissioners will represent substantially the sources of revenue from which district expendi tures are paid. Two-thirds of the ex pense is theoretically collected from the taxpayers, anl one-third is paid by the General Government. The Louisiana Appointments. It is reported that one of the earliest acts of President Hayes's administra tion will be to change some of the im portant Federal officers in Louisiana. Several of these are negroes who can neither read nor vrite. Even the import ant position of Naval Officer at New Or leans is held by a negro whose accounts come up to the auditing officers of the Treasury signed by his mark. This person is notoriously unable to read or write, and is reported to divide the large emoluments of his office with outside persons. Key's Southern Polley. Mr. Key says he was invited to a seat in the Cabinet to represent the South, and his purpose is to give personal at tention to that section. He will weed out all the inefficitent officials who may be found in that section, and where it is advisable to do so will appoint men, without regard to politics, who have the requisite ability to faithfnlly perform their daties, and the capacity and dis position to aid the Administration in bringing about that reconciliation be tween both sections of the country so ardently desired by all good citizens. The Indian Cemmlssionershlp. [N. Y. World.J WAsm.roToN, March 11.-It is report ed to-night that William W. Wilshire, a member of the last House, from Ar kansas, is to be appointed Commission er of Indian Affairs. Wilshire is a na tive of Illinois, and served through the war as the Major of an Illinois regi ment. He then settled in Arkansas, and was at one time Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. He was elected to the Forty-fourth Congress as a Con servative and always voted with the Democrats. New England's Representatives In the Cablnet. [From the Cincinnati Gazette.] Three gentlemen from Maine visited the President and inquired whom lhe thought of naming as the New England member of the Cabinet: "The Presi dent took from his pocket a card bear ing a number of names, from which he proceeded to read. He first read the name of John M. Forbes, of Boston. 'What do you think of that name ?' he asked of his visitors. Mr. Blaine promptly relied 'I see nothing about him, Mr. President, except his nose, that would be prominent fn the Cabi net.' ' Well,' said Mr. Hayes, 'there is Gov. Rice, of Massachusetts. What do you say to him ?' ' He was buried five years ago,' answered one of these pre cious gentlemen. 'Well,' said Mr. Hayes, reading on, 'there is ex-Senator Cragin of New Hampshire. What do you think of his name ?' 'Oh, well, he belongs to the vast too. He would not do,' answered Mr. Hale. Next the Pres ident read from his card the name of Senator Edmunds, of Vermont. 'What have you got to say of Mr. E:imunds, of Vermont, gentlemer ?' This was too much for Mr. Hamlin, who could not restrain himself longer and broke in with, 'Mr. President, go into some graveyard, for God's sake, and take your man. THE FOREIGN MISSION. A New Beal All Around. [Cinoinnati Oemmercial] The belief is that Hayes will make immediate changes in all the first-elass missions. Whatever slate is agreed upon is kept so quiet that the public will only know it when the list is sent to the Senate for confirmation. Wash burne, who is now here, would like to stay in France, but expects to walk the lank. His greatetregret will be if he succeeded by such material as enters into the composition of Indexer Noyes. George Willia Curtis will undobted ly get a god staton and Bristow is e tsn he guidaumnS' list for a sea o-igkt1 i u-rinata er nor the PreAldent's private secretary knows the slate to-night. I Obests'a lunst Aet. (Washinagtcn 3,,elal to the Chicaso T.fs.] .Secretary Bobeson signalized his re tirement from the Naval Department to-day by rescinding his order of last summer placing upon the furlough list a large number of naval officers then on waiting orders, thus reducing their pay by about one-half. The amount in volved in operations of this order is uite large, something more than. 1,000,.0 . 'The original and only catse f' the issuance of the order was that Robeson desired to use the money that should have gone to pay the salaries of these meritorious officers for other pur, poses. Chief among these purposes was to settle some of Robeson's old fraudulent contract debts, created in the Bureau of Engineering and Rspair., The fault of the action lies primarily with Congress, as the appropriation bf last year Ufr the support of the navy was made mainly in bulk, and subject to the discretion of the department head in its disburserment. In the lately passed defluiency bill is a provision for arrearages on this account, and under Robesou's rasrinding order of to-day the officers thus uinjustly dealt with will be allowed back money to the extent of full waiting-order pay. This - order was the last official act of the late Secretary. Chil Servl ae lrfo -mn. WASPiUNToN, March 12.-At the Cabi net meeting to-slay the question of Civil Service Reform came up and was dis cussed for nearly an hour. Two orthree members of the Cabinet expressed the opinion that the recommendation of a member of Congress for an appoint ment ought to be sufficient grounds for the rejection of the applicant, especially if it were for a position of much re sponsibility. It was urged that, the House being the impeaching body and: the Senate the jury. members of either would would not be capable of perfturm ing their duties if they were salled upon to aet in a case where they had procured thes ppontment. While this looked directly only to the highest offices, yet it was held that it had great bearing on minor offices. A committee apE two members of the Cabinet was ap pointed to draw up Civil Service rul.s by which the President and members of the Cabinet will be guided in making appointments. The committee, it Ii understood, is composed of Messrs..',i Evarts and Schurz. The Supreme Court. Boss Keyes, of Madison regency no-. toriety, is still here, with his delegatlob _ of Wisconsin Republicans. The bose is planning to get kfowe's seat in the Sen-, ate, and is, therefore, doing his best toe get Howe out of the way. He appears. as a champion for the sanctimoniolll."_ Senator Davis' old place. For the sam.., reason 2ach. Chandler is urging (OChrisb: tiancy's claims, and it seems settled that if Bristow does not get the ap pointment, Christiancy will. Chandler has the strongest possible ;. reasons for asking this favor fro. : Hayes. He dees not conceal his desl. to come back to the Senate,, uk bringing to bear influence from a ber of sourees to induce Hayes to Bristow and take up Christ .t Hayes seems to be makfngall quest and all preferences subservienf t# the South, and refuses to be dissuaded[evsi by a man who shares with Jo Bre4a. and J. Madison Wells the reson of placing him in the White Houts The contest is rapidly narrowing wd.is to a point. Ti-s r " only is l.eft wire-pulling ,d oaol'ng the PresS . On Tuesday o;ne n,-me will undoubt edly be sent tW the Menate, and, UaIsc appearances tc" ,vei, Bristow Is the man. - THE NEW ARMY REGIULATIONS. stratr Oppoealte by Bends of Boteaams . tlry Prop sed Chanses, PIpecial to New York World.] WASHIsGTOa , March 11.--The new. army regulationa compiled by GeneraS Schofield, by order of the Pesident, under the act of 1875, concentrates so much power in the hands of the Geis eral-in-Chief as to meet with opposito from the heads of the various bur of the War Department. It places the branches of the military esta ment under the command of the eral of the Army, and directs all or whether originating with the Prc1iu or the Secretary of War, to be Issued the General of the Army through t office of the Adjutant General. Alth heads of bureaus in the Depart have protested against this change. Gen. Humphries (Chief of a gineers, Gen. Dunn (Judge Advoea General), Gen. McFeely (Comm General) and Gen. Benet (Chief of ' nance) have all written letters the new system. Gen. Humpr his letter says that it is unconstitu as it deprives the Secretary of r the functions now conferred upon a by law. Gen. Dunn declares that t heads of bureaus cannot be put on staff of the .General-in-Chief under s isting law. Gen. Benet is opposed any transfer from the orders of the W4r Department to that of the Genern - Chief, and says the law of 1875 pro that the regulations for the govera of the army must be inaccerdance existing laws, and then adds: Ordnance Depqatment has been, the law, subj et to the orders of ti Secretary of War for half a century." O0IO'a SHARE. The Favorite 'on's State Surely Well ((preseunted. [Philsaelpoia Beccrl.] Ohio ought to be satisfied. She has now the President of the United States, the General of the Army, the tint ant General, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one Associate Justls (making two out of the line mnmb of the Court), and one of the two hJ eat Cabinet officers. No other States combined can make such au in the chief ofe es. A )ear also had the meaton to first f foreign em at r have iawgUQ ~ CI ~~