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The Army Appropriation Bill as Passed by the Senate. IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS ADOPTED. Continuance of the Financial De bate in the House. IB. KELLKY AS INFLATION CHAMPION. Slow Motion of the Senate Committee in the Louisiana Case. The Deficiency Bill with the President. FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. WasmNOTOS, Nov. 16,1877. TH> LOUISIANA SENATOBXAL QUESTION?DEMO CBATS BECOMING IMPATIENT. The democratic Senators begin to bo impatient with the dilatory course of the Elections Committue in the Spofford-Kellogg case, and in tbo caucus hold this afternoon this was tho subject of an informal con versation. L'nloss the committee reports this wcoic It is probable that the democrats will conclude to make an cflort early next week to bring this case and those of Hess, Euatis and Ilutler before the Senate. This may be douo by a resolution discharging the commit tee from the further consideration of these throe eases. This would bo regarded as a somewhat peremptory proooedtng, but a large part of the demo cratic Senators think that tho committee has taken a long time to do very little in the Spofford case, and that It la not propor to deprive Louisiana entirely and for an Indefinite porlod of ner constitutional represen tation In one branch of Congress. THE NEW COLLECTOR OP CUSTOMS AT NEW OB LEANS?GENEBAL SATISFACTION ALL ABOUND. Louisiana democrats regard the nomination of Mr. Effingham Lawrence to be Collector of New Orleans with satisfaction. They say that so fur tho President's appointments In their State aro not of a kind to mako a break in tho democratio ranks. The straight-out domocrau wore uneasy for a lime lest the President should make eucu a selection lor the iederal otficos In Louisiana as would have made a division in the consorvatlvo party and have earned a large and Influential class over to the republicans. Tboy Bay that they no longer four this. Collector Lawrence Is an old citizen and property owner In Louisiana. Ills appointment Is theretoro unobjectionable, and the removal ol King, his predecessor, gives great satisfaction. But, from a political standpoint, tbo Louisiana democrats say It is all right for tbem, as It loaves their party unbroken. Mr. Lawrenco Is troasurer of tbe Republican Slate Central Committee and was a Warmoth man. FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT. Wasuixqtox, Nov. 16, 1977. THE ABMZ APPROPRIATION BILL IN THE SENATE. Army officers call attention to the Tact that the Senate Committee on Appropriations has reduced the Army Appropriation bill some thousands of dollars, notwithstanding that the strength ot the army Is kept at 86,000, thus showing that tbo committee has prac tised economy while adding to the army as compared with the estimates ot the House. THE MEXICAN AWARDS ALLEGED TO BE BASED ON 7BAUD. The subcommittee ot the Foreign Affairs Commit toe, which is churged with an Investigation ot the propriety of arresting the Mexican awards to Welt and to tho La Abra Mining Companv, will give a bear Ing on Saturday morning next, at ten o'clock, to alj parties desirous of presenting arguments for or against these awards. EXPENDITURES IN THE NAVY. The House Committee on Expenditures lu the Navy Department met to-day, when It was agreed thai a Suh-comiuittee should bo appointed to inquire into the laws relating to expenditures In that department. The committee will probably consist ol Mossra. Carlisle and Hubbell, and iho work of the wbolo committee will not begin until tbo rogular meeting of Congress. THE BAB OF THE HOUSE?A PALING TO BE EKECTKD OUTBID J THE DESKS OP MEMBERS. Tho special committee appointed by tbe Speaker to consider a resolution as to tho expediency ot having a paling placed on tbe outside oi the desks ot the mem bers are ready to report and will recommend tbe orec. lion of a barrier three leet high, about eighteen inches from tho rear of the outside row ot seals. The object In making the railing so low is that It may not bo uaed for leaning and louugiug. The attention of tho committee bolng called to the lact that It would be used as a seat it had beuu determined to havo tbo rail of brass and picketed tho whole Isugtb. it will then he denominated the bar ot tho House, within which overy mombor must be when ho auswors to his nsmo on roil call. CONTROVERSIES BETWEEN COMMITTEE# OP TUB HOUSE. The controversy botwceo tbe House committees on Hallways and Canals, Commerce and the Mississippi River, as to wbut bills shall bo referred to tbem re spectively, has boon referred to trie Committee on Roios, to decide what Is the scope of labors of each committee. SENATOR OORDON'S RE-ELECTION ASSURED. Senator cordon says that tho point bas been passed St which any doubt can be reasonably entertained or his rv-election to tbe Unltod Slates Senate. From latest iulormation received by bim the indications are that be will bo unanimously elected. The opposition to him boa almost entirely disappeared or is, at least, But demonstrative. GENERAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Wasuixutox, Nov. 16, 1877. AMOUNT UP COIN AND BULLION IN HIE TREASURY?STATEMENT OF THE StCBETAltY OP THE TREASURY. In response to a resolution of tbe House of Repre sentatives tbe Socrotary of tbo Treasury to-day trans ratted to tnal body a slnteineul of the amount ol coin and bullion in the Troasury at tho close of busi ness on October 31, 1877. The amounts are given as follows:? Gold coin tn tbe Treasury, sub-treas uries and in in if $101,4*6,9 4 49 Gold bars hi the treasury, sub-treaa uriee <iud mints 11,60 v?.? Gold bullion (estimated) in mints 3,Joo,doo 00 BUVer bullion (estimated) lu mints 6,008,387 ol JSiivur coin lu Treasury, sub-treanuries and mints 3,479,137 40 Total ooin and bullion $117,261,181 48 Tueie aro also yu baud counted as coin the follow ing:? Fractional currency redeemed in silver $IU,8'J& 20 Coin cerliilcaiesilti Treasury offices.... 17,Lib,430 00 Coin intercut, coupons una check* p ud 37o.oUb 99 Note- ol national gold banks, reducing circulation, Ac 8,433 Ed Silver colli, Jcc., in traiirlL 44b,233 VJ Making u grand total of $l.!6.in.u,6?0 i>5 lho oo.li balance ol tt.e treasurer's general account, as per October debt statement, was $131,022,843 04. The difference between tins balance and the grand total above mated Is uecouutud lor by sundry item*, such as outstanding gold checks, amounts in bands of disbursing officers, and tbo coin and coin items re ceived at certain offices, but not charged out ol ac counts ol officers making remittances. The amount of gold iml silver colli and bullion nominally "on baud" as above ($117,251,181 48) is reduced by lbs "balance In transit ' (*4-10,23.1 82) and by tbe difference ul bal r-itt ol remittances, $l,433,Ool 36, showing that the actual amount of coin and bullion on band Is $116,267,863 95 This amount is sobjecl to draft lor the following a mo unto and purposes:?" Dobu contracted prior to ISfll. matured and Interest thereon unpaid ... $268.fl.'l'> 92 Called bonds matured 1871 una subse quently and unpaid Interest thereun.. 27,191 '11 67 Interest due and unpaid 8.674,960 .4 Coin certificates outstanding, leas rnnounis held in coin items 16,101,780 00 Disbursing officers' accounts, check* outstanding, Jtc 3,109,685 26 This being deducted rrom tbe coin and bullion ac tually on hand, leaves a balance of $65,013,686 16. Of the above amount there is in silver coin and (esti mated) silver bullion $8,477,614 74. The net amount o! available gold coin bars sad tusli mated) gold bul lion is, therefore, $57,436,071 42. An accompanying letter from United States Treas urer UilUllun explains that in tho first portion of this statement sliver toin aud bullion are included, bocause the coin balance of the Treasury is mude up sf silver and colu, because the coin and bullion In tho "bullion tuud," which Is a part or tbe balance, cunnot be given in detail with accurucy except at the annual mint etutemeut, which takes place tn July, us tbe bullion containing tho silvor is not separated. In the section portion ol tbe state ment the acoruod interest is not charged against the gold coin In the Treasury, lor tbe reason thai, not being due, It is not s demand obligation, but will be met as It becomes payable Irom time to time by coin receipts of tho government. Tbs statement ts mude asol the ttlsi ol October, because that is the date upon which tbe last statement of balances was atruck and tbs latest most convenient date for tho consolidation of returns received Irom the various assistant treasurers. a TRIBUNAL l'O SETTLE ISSUES AB1SINO IN ink CHOICE OF EUKCTOBS FOB PRESIDENT AND TICK PRESIDENT. The joint resolution oflered In the Senate to-day by Mr. Eaton, amendatory ol the constitution of tbe United States, provides that tbe following article be proposeu to the Legislatures ol the several States us an uinendinoul to section 1, article 2 of tho constitu tion of tho Uullcd States, which, when ratified by three-fourths of said legislatures, shall be valid as part ol the said couslitution, vis. A tribunal lor the decision of all contested issues arising in the choice of the Electors ol President and Vice President shall bo appointed in ouch slate In tho following mauuer:? Not loss than twelve months prior to the time fixed by luw lor llio chotco of Electors the Governor of each Slate shull, by aod with tho advice und consent ol the Senate of tbe -Stale, appoint uot less than live persons learned In the luw and otherwise duly qualified, to whom shall bo rolerred. in such manner l|U ItlUUU) *v n I1UUI wv lUIBIIKU. SO 5UUU IUMIIIIUI as the Legislature of the State shull direct, all cuses ol contested election arising in re forenco to Kloolors ol President and Vice President. 1 lie tri bunal so constituted shall hear and determine every such contest, aud cernty, at leust thirty days before the day upon whieli the electors snail bo called upou to givo their votes, their decisiou to the proper re turning officer or officers of the Stale, and also trans mit au authenticated copy thereof, undor tbe seul or the Slate, to thu President of the Senate. The term of office of said tribunal shall expire upon the day tlxed by law tor the oatu of offico to he taken by the' President and Vice I'residsutor the Untied States for the term ensuing alter their appointment. THE PARIS EXHIBITION?ACTION OF THE HOUSE COMMIT TEE ON MB. HEWITT'S BILL. Tbe Uouho Committee on Koroigu Affairs to-day agreed to recommend Hie passago of Mr. Hewitt's bill to provide for American ropresontation at the l'aria Exposition with a lew amendments, tho only ouo of special Interest being the omission ol the cluuso mag Ing provision lor a display of the various methods of cooltlng corn. The bill, as now agreed upon, proposos a total appropriation of about HCO.UdO. Governor Bwan, chairman ol the committee, will endeavor to bring It before the House lor uctlou to morrow. Tho commilteo also this mormug heard an argument from I>r. Wines, of Boston, iu lavor of action 10 pro vide lor American participation In tho International I'rison Congress to bo held at Stockholm next your. DUTIABLE CBABACTEB OE BALLAST?LETTER EBOM KECliETABY SUEBMAN TO COLLECTOIi ABTIiUB. The Secretary of the Treasury to-day addressed tho following letter to tho Collector of Customs of Now York, with regard to the dutiable cbsractor of ballast before permitting lauding:? To tuk Collkgtuk or Customs, Nsw York;? ,hS:K-U b*s bo8n roPre*uutod to the department thut the practlco now in lorco at your port, requiring the report of the Appraiser as to tho dutiable charac ter ol ballast before permitting landing ol tbe same, is attended with great inootivenieuce to parties interested, and without conferring any special advan tage upon the revenue. Your report of tho 4h of Juuo lust,siutea your objections to granting a request of partios interested lor u modification of tho ox latiug pract:oos upon the ground that tho coo cession wouiu put upon sn inspector in charge ol an importing vessel the duty linposud by law upon the fulled Stales Appraiser of deter mining tho value, if any, of ballast. I uuder stand thut in very few II any cases baa any duty been colloctod upon bailast which parties have claimed was ol no increautilo vuluu. Upon a thor ough examination of the cuse the department pro scribes the following: regulations whore claim is made vslu ? b*llut'1 on b0ttr<1 * vessel is ol no mercantile Au uflldnytt sotting forth such claim, describing tiie i ifV 8 ?iating that it is of no uiercauiilo value, shall be rcauircd from tbe us ner or muster ol tho vessel. Should such affidavit show that the ballast la ol ordlLitry cuaractor, wmcb is out imported us merchandise. a permit will thereupon bo Issued lor the discharge of the ballast Ihe inspector in cburgo of tbe vessel will bo required to uiako un examination, and If be finds u to bo or dinary ballast, not possessing any appreciable mercan tile value, It will be discharged without Hie lormallly ol issuing au order lor appraisement uy tue Appraiser. Tho inspector will make a wrtttou report of the action lakou In each case. Should any Iruud upon ibo revenue bo commuted or attempted to bo committed nudor color of thoso regulaiions yon will ploaso report tho facts in the case to the department Very respectfully, JoHN SHERMAN, Secretary. FliOCEEIUNGS OF CON GUESS. SENATE. Washington, Nov. 16, IR77. The Vice President laid before the ticnalo a comma olcauun from tbe .Secretary ol the Interior In roaporiso to the Senate roeoluitou ol tho Utb inst. In rogard to lands grunted to the Northorn Pacific Railroad Com pany. Koferrcd to the Committee on Railroads, PASSAGE op the OMPicmor HILL. Mr. Sargent, (rcp.) of Cat, from thoCommlttoo on Appropriations, reported, without amendment, the House bill to provide lor cortain deflcioucica in the pay of ibo Navy and Marina corps, uuu lor other pur poses, and It was passed without discussion. Tne bill now goes to tne President lor bis signature. Mr. Eaton fdom.), or Coun., nubuilttod a Joint reso Inilon proposing an amendment to the constitution of tne United States so us to provide lor tho croatlon by the State ol a tribunal lor tbe docision ol all contested Issues arising in the choice of electors lor f'r .'siduut auu Vico President Referred to the select committee bavin* m cbarso the aiaie of tbe law in regard 10 Preaic/mlal election*. TMS NAVAL OliSKKVAToKV. .1 ."URMA}1'J*1?."''' ?'"0. sunmittod a resolu tion instructing the Committee on Naval AU'airs to in quire into the proprioly of removing ui? .Naval Ubser. valory in Wa-hington City to a more eligible ane in Ibo District ol Columbia, necessary oust of buildings Ac Ho sent to the clerk's desk and bad reuu 1 .etter rem Pioiesaor Stone, ol (he Cincinnati Observatory i In 1 tg.trc. to '.lie unhealthy locality occupied by the Naval Observatory ln Ulls cHy, a/d statu,"thst no other institution wa- doing more lor science man ibo Naval Otjrarvalory; that the buildings were not Ore proof and the person* engaged mere tiad their boaith unpttiro't. 1 uc regulation wai agreed to. Til* A KMT Bllele. The morning hour huv.ng expired, me Sensta re sumed the consideration ol me unlluianed business, being the House bill making appropriations lor 11.0 'uU,,|'a-M '0r"'" flsc*' >l"4r June sio. is 1 n, uu <i lor oilier purpose* I Mr. WiaiM.M, (rep.) 01 Winn., chairman of tbe Com ; milioe on Approprl.iliou*, in explanation of the bill said the total amount appropriated, as it cemo from : the House ol K <pre>enutivuM, was $'d6,7ttd,o<X). Im,, rfeu 10 Committee on Appropriations bad 1 educed the I amount $iOO,.?OQ. I be total amount appropriated by tne Army bill for the past ???, wii ?'L o|7 is? j IE the Regular A, my bill and tl,d-tt.VM ' J5.'l Cavalry mil, making a totu. 0: |^j .jgi i<j7 a i> fl.irucyul $:;uo,ouo was provided lor' at \no' last see sion, ..nil sii.iih.-r deficiency 01 ?l,doo.uoo wu esti mated lor W hether lbs amounts reportod in the bill now before tbe Senate wore stulicieut for the euiiro . xponses of Hi. army remained to bo soon Tbe Com in it tee 00 Appropriations did not doom it aavieanic to delay tho paa-uge of tne bill by any ainendnieias Whicn tnigiii bo provided lor in n deficiency bin bore tiler. tie men explained the amend m.'Uie reported by the Commit tee on Appropriations and said 11 was de pict uest to strike out ul the House bill me clause r.quiriug lour cavalry rugtuieuls to bo recruited to loo men in each company ond ho em ployed 111 tbo dolencc el in.. Mexican ami Indian Iron. tii r ol I'oxas, the commttiae believing that Uie I'resl dent would give all necessary protection to the lex in frontier. MU SF.CM ON TIIN ARMV. Mr. BkCK, (Jem J ol ivy , said he proposed to vote for tbo moo y appropriated by this bill, IP; believed It to be me duly of the Konatu to do ?o; but agreed with tbe Chairman ol ibo Committee on Appropria, lions iu striking out ul thu House uili the clause re quiring the President to keep a number of troops at ? given point Ho believed It wus the duty of the ccm maudtr-1 u Chn.l of the at my to order me di. Posillon of troops, uud not tho duty ol Congress. Ho desired to -tute, however, thut the lull as it aloud whs an anomaly. 'I ho whole organisation ol ttiu army was ridiculous. remaps this Is not a proper word to use id the Senate, sutil bo, but U expresses mv idea. As it is now proposed to organize the army by mis House bill w? would uave I7,4ti3meu ?** tn? artillery aud cavalry regirn ut?, leaving i,iJ7 nion for the infantry, or about ouo nuodrud men 10 a regiment or tou man to * coiupauy, wUil? the Revised siutuie* provided that each company aliall bavo tllteeu uon-com miMii.ned officers. lUughtcr.) This was ihu way the tning went to the country. Surely there ants do wis dom in logialation ol this sort He did noi make any Opposition 10 appropriating the moay. ' Squalors would examine the Army Register ror the proaenl year they would llud we had 2,101 commisslouod officer*. The stall officers *1"ue numbered i?3. The pay ol a soldier w*^ ?A3_.* auiiiDorea t?o?x iu? ij?j ~ . inouib or $150 a year, wbile the pay ol tbe command ing general, with hie allowances lor quurters, noiaos, be., excuedcd $17,000 per annum, or more man enough to pay a r, giincui of men. A colonel in tne ariny received as much as a whole company of "'ou. lie hoped tne coinmitieuH Ol tlie Seoule and lloui-e ol Representatives would took Into the orgmuzaiiou of tho army and pui it iu some shape wuere It would not bo ridiculous. He did uol mean to make war ou the officers. Ou the contrary, he would give all those uow bunging around Waahiugton employment in car ing lor the Indians, as he always believed in the man agement o! the Indians tnrough the War Department. Mr Sargknt, ol California, inquired if the senator (Mr Beclc) did not think It would be well to bring up tbe luexpeiiaive pari ol tho army to =ome efficient standard in order to protect our Ironlior. Mr, Bxca roplied that be wauled tbe Irontler tbor ougbly guarded and protected, and he was willing 10 do all thai was necessary lor tdal purpose. II em ployment could not bo found lor officers, let them ro ute to the wulks of private Die. lie boped a piau for the propor orgauizaiiou ol the army would be brought forward ui tbo next session, when proper dellboratiou could bo bad. .... Mr. Tuukman, of Ohio, inquired if tho amendment proposed by the Committee on Appropriations allow ing cavalry regiments to bo recruited to 100 men In each company, and providing thai a sulUcloul force of cavalry shall be employed In the defence of the Mexi can aud Indian froutie's of Texas, would not autborixe an increase ol the army beyond 26,000 men. Mr. Winnow replied he did not think it would. Mr. TuuiiMan eaid he would bo careiul not to pro voke discussion ou the Aimy Appropriation bill now Tne olUcere aud men of tbo army bad suffered loug enough lor wuut of their mouoy. aud he lor oue was willing to pay interest to them, but It did aeein to him that ou an appropriation bill there should be no Icgisluliou. As to tbo organization of ihu army, that wot a matter tor the Military Committee to cousldor. Mr. WiTUkKS, Idem.) ol Va., m. mbur of the com mittee on Appropriations, said the danger ol increas "Ul . . I...S ....v.ut h?y iiis? nmuuiiL Hit I niiutjo on audi vp?i 'tivu?i ~^ lug the uruiy was guarded against by the amount ap I propiluted in the bill. There was not the sligblost i jiiu|?uiiiv? ., _ ...... 11 v> ihu amnimtu possibility of increasing tbo army with tno amounts ""mV^IIl'hnsioe',1 (rep.) ol R. I., said under tno present law as it now stooa the .Secretary ol War could not recruit the army beyond 26,000 mcu. Mr. Allison, (rep.) ol lowu, argued thai under tbe Revised Siatuios tbo fi?cretury ol War could recruit the army to 30,000 men. Cougress bad iu tbe appro priation bills lor several year# past limited the army to 26,000 men, but the general law allowed dO.OOO Mr Bprnhidk said the secretary ol War nimsell construed Ihe law as limiting the army to 25,000. ACTION ON AMHKUIHC.NTS. The utneudnieuis reported by ine Oouimiiieo on AiinroonuliouK. reducing the amount tor espouses of tbe Commanding Oonerul's office from *3,000 to $2 600, and providing lor tllly-lour instead ot llfty * wo paymasters' clerks, wore agreed to. Tbo uext amondraeut roportod by tho eoraraltteo whs to strike out of the House bill tbo proviso ?'that a force ol lour cavalry regiments shall be recruited to 100 men In euch company, aud the same shall bo em ployed in the delence of tho Mexican and Indian iroiitier of Texas," and insert in lieu thereof tbe fol lowing:? That cavalry regiments may bo recruited to 100 inon In cacb company, and sop' as near as practicable at that mim ber, and a sutlicleut lorco of cavalry shall be employed in tbe defence ul the Mexican and ludlan frontiers of toxas. The amendment of tho committee was agreed to. The next amendment of the committee was to strlko out of the House bill the proviso "that nothing horein contained shall authorize the rocruitiug tbo number ol Sen on the army rolls, including ludiau #ooiiis aud hospital stewurds, beyond twenty thousand, ol whom four lull cavalry regiments shall bo kopl in service on tho Mexican Irouller In Texas." Mr Hickman, of Ohio, moved to uow concur lu ibo recommendation of the committee striking out that proviso wluch was agreed to. Ho thou moved to In sort tno word "live" alter tbo word "twenty, so as to forbid tbo recruiting ol the army beyond 25,000 men instead of 20,000, tbo uuniber mentioned in tbo House bill. Agroed to. , Mr Win pom moved to strlko out tbo lastclauso of that proviso the words "ol whom lour full cavalry regiments shall be kept id service ou tne Mexican lruutier in Texas." Agreed to. Other amendments ol the Committee on Appropri ations woru agreed lo as follows: lteduciug iho amount lor construction aud repair ot hr.snitais irotii $100,000 to $60,000, and striking out or the House bill Hie uporopriaiiou of $00,000 lor tbo conversion of ten-inch smooth bore guns into rifles. When tbo last mentioned amendment was befog considered Mr. Heck, ofHoutucky, said lie understood tbal tlioio wero a number of sued guns which eould be made scrviocabia by the expenditure of a small sum of mouoy. . _ Mr. Wisums of Minnesota, said some army officers eutcrtalued tbo opinion that mauy of these guns wuou converted would be lar more dangerous to our own army man tbe enemy. Tbe Committee ou Appropri aliens was not sure that tboy could be suecesslo.ly oonvcried, and therefore thought it host to strike out the appropriation I 5 apnroiiriuiiuue . u tne clause making appropriation tor the engineer depot at Wtllelt's Hoiul, N. Y.f s misprint mado it ro?a?"For tbe purohuso of ouglnierlog materials to continue the present curse of instructions," Aa, In stead of "presout course of lustruotious,' ilO. Upon tbo clork reading it, Mr. Baton, ol Connecti cut suggosten probably it was a ourse. (laughter.) Tlie bill biiviuy u?<ju conaniered inconnoin?? ol ibo whole wss reported lo the Hinalo, aud tbe question being on concurring in the auieudiiieuiH uiudo >u ooui miitoe ol' the whole, Mr. Katun demanded a separate vo,0 ou the amcudineul limiting tho army 10 2?,000 mou instead of 20,u(i0. He said iu his opiniou xU.PuO men were enough to lako care of our tuterest* on the frontier. If the soldiers had not been stationed where they should not have beou six mouths ago there would nave been no need of that carnugo ou our lroulier V11 leu wo buVG 6C0U. TUK VOTK. The amendment uia.lc lu tho couiiaiUoe was agreod fo veas ??, naysi'"^"nihnny. Bayard. Booth. Bruce. Uiirnside, Ouraerou o Pennsylvania Cameron ol Wiscon sin Chaffee, ChrUtlnncy, Coke, Coukllug, Conoyur. Davis ol illtuols, Dawes, Horsey, Kdraunds, Osrland. Haiiiltn, tluar Howe, lugnlls, hirkwoon, Lamar, McMillan. Matthews. Maxey. Mitchell, Morrill,Ogl-.hy, l'sdifook. Ran dolph, Ito llus, Bargain, sauudore, spouter, teller, Wad lsnrn and Wlndom? lift . ., , ,, ? , , Nat'i Me-ars. Bailey, Barnum, Beck. Cockrell, Davis of West Vlrninla, halou, Cordon. Harris, llsrelord, Jones of Florida McGreery, Mcl'berv.u, Meiriiuoii. Morgan. Uan som. fh'urman. Voorhees. Wbyte and Withers-lb Other umuudmeuts made in couiinltteo of the whole wero concurred lu without a divisiou aud tho bill was then road a third time and passed. It uow goes back to the House of Hepfesentnlives lor the action of that body on mooonaio amendments. Mr Davis, (Uoin.)ol W. Va. gave notice thai to morrow be would call up bis resolution lu regsrd to tho discrepaucioH iu tbo books and accounts ol tho Treasury Department, and would submit some re marks in regard thereto. The Senate then, at twenty llvo ininutos past two o'clock, weut into cxecutivo session, aud when the doors were roopoued udjournod. UOIMK or BU'llKBKNTATIYKA. Wmuuotoii, Nov. li, 1877. A number of bills were Introduced mid reforrtd to appropriate committees. Tliu iioutio then resinned Uio consideration ol the bill for the repeal ol tho Resumption act. Mr. Uk.huki, (tup.) of Vt, united the gentleman wbo bad charge ol the bill wbon ttio previous ques tlon vu to bo vailed upon it? Mr. Ot'CicxiB, (dent.) ol Ma, said tbut his colleague (Mr. Jt wing) won not prcsor.l, and ho (Mr. Buckucr) could not nay when the debute would he closed. I'ne M'NAiiKii bald that he underatood that Iho do butu would continuu to-day and to morrow, mid that the gentleman who hud etiargo ol the bill (Mr. Kwiug) would take hi* hour on Saturday, aflor which tho pre vious question would bo eullod. Mr. AhDiticn, (rep.) ol 111, offered a substitute re. pealing so much ol the Resumption set as authorir.es the Secretary of lbs treasury to redeem tho k'gaf tender notes In excess ot $?uj,OUO,Ouo, directing that no further reduction ol tho legal louder currency shall b? made and authorizing the rr.ssue 01 such local ' tender notes es may be redeemed in coin alter Juuu- I try, lulu. Mr. &TKXOKR, (ilcin.) of I'a., oflered a substitute sliuply rupeuling the resumption dute clause in the ' Hi nd suction of i he act. Mr. Cnxua, (rep.) ot Iowa, ollersd a substitute amending loo mini section <J| the Resumption uct so as to reoeu. the law limiting the aggregate amount of uhuoii.iI bank circulation, and to provide thut an oltuu ? es bunk note- are issued the Hacreury shall redeem legal leiiuei notes >u exuess ol $J6o,>)oo,lRH> to the itiuouui ol eighty per ccntol the bans notes no is ucd, 1 uud to couth.iiu such redumption until tho limit ol ; m- iO.UuU.ooo ul legal touuei uoies is reached. Aiso author.ziug the accumulation in the treasury of |8uo,ooo,(WO in c<un. as ? epvoial luaU, to he used lor the iedom j'tioii of I -gal louder notes, an I ibeu, altor I public notice, authorising ttie redemption ol legal lenders IMS prsnuuteU lur that purpose. Mr. Hciiiigu. (rep.), of Mien., declared himself la 1 favoroi the resumption ol specie payments because. In lug opinion, the country had reached that period win n its commerce and general business should be provided lor. He explained and advocated the amendment oi fuiud by hlmsell to the pending bill. Sl'KgCU OK MR. klLLCV. Mr KsnLsr (rep.), oi i'a., was iuu next speaker and | preiaced his speech by sayirg that bo was going to d<-. liver whul, in religious parlance, would be called a due trinul discourset He piOp'IWUd to continue an argu ment commenced i?y him lu this hail on the 8d ol Jan u ir.v, 1807. Ho read some quotation- irotn that speech, , lu winch lie spoke ol the llnaucliil measure tn?u peud- , Ing as one that wouoi mage tho uiniiiy ul the rich uisn moru va.uahie ami would deprive Hie poor man ol tho | value ol his labor. lie also road from an aril- 1 ule iu the .Ve?<A American iUview over the ( signature of Mr. Hugh McCulloch, which, he fsid, exhibited such ignorance uf the very elements ol me queatiou si Issue as .elt no csuso lor wonder that a I country under tho guidance of such a m.n as us-ho rei.try ol toe I'rcisury snuiiid have gone iroin pioa- 1 purity to uankmplcy. f wo opening paragraph ol that annuo iiidic.aled an ignorance discreditsbio to the country whoso Socreiufy uf the i'reaaury its author j nad been and a mendacity which uivokud all tha on- 1 probrlnui epithet* that over hail been burled from lha reporter's desk. The first or tb?M paragraph* w >t that all the great financial trouble* that have occurred in ibe United Slate* have bo n the result of i plethora , of paper mouey an<1 that the crime hail aiways been j reached when it* volume was largest. Ho bad referred to Mr. McCallocb not in much to critici*# him a* to Qua * standpoint 'or hi* doctrinal discourse. Ho bud con ver-au confidentially with many banker* una ho bua not fouml on# of the In who, thus speaking confidentially. did not iuy Hi it ailtiongh the l'reusury might, uy law, resume specie payment ou the l?l 01 Jaudury, laTu, Ha *up|>ly ot bullion would be exhausted on that day by th? bolder* ul certificate* ol depoeil, ana by banks, who would *ond forward Urge ainouuta ot nolee tor redemption, and that the gold, having thu* Iwii truu*.erred to banka, and ua llouai suspense having again occurred, ibe tune lor the profit* ol tlio banka which happened to got in would have arrtvod, fur, under a now suspension, there would be no calculating how higb the pre* tuiuiu up gold would go, or how long snsponaiott would couliuuu ah d vet, eaid he, geulle nun talk a* tlippuutly about bulling two hun Crud million* of four per cent bonds lor gold, end bringing the result Dome aa though gold were manufactured tu Manchester, and that Hie Bril ibb mauuiacturera would bo glad to tell n l'he gold tu uot la the pusseaaion of uuy govorniueul or people oh thu face ol tbe globe, and where it I* in ancU amount a* It ih it la treasured, and will not bo allowed to come to a debtor nation whoau bonds may be sent homo, lie recapitulated the debta of the country? national, Slate, city, couuty and corporation?and contrasted with their aggregate the pitiful supply of coin in the treasury, and showed that when the Geneva award ol Sla,500,u0U was made some years ago that award, wbioli was payable in coin, wua not so paid, because tbe Kugliab government was ulraid that the withdrawal ol so much gold would cuuso a fluau ctal crisis in h-uglaud. lie went ou to say that Cou gress, lu legislating lor a resumption ol specie pay ments, w..s legislating an impossibility. The laws ol trade could not bo couirollod by the wisest and most potent government. They might as well attempt to regulate the iaw* of gruvitalioQ or rofracllou as to legislate the How of gold Irom creditor to debtor nations in an epoch llko the preeeul. l'he banks understood all tin*. I hey kuew thiiro cotild bu do reaumpliou of specie pavmeuls in lt)70. Their representatives were lu Washington sud had yesterday luvuded various committee rooms. 1 hoy bad uvea gouo, us the news papers mud, with three Cabinet Ministers to the While House, but Do did uot believe that story, lie was uuwiiliuu to bellovo Hi be would not heiiuvo it .1.1.1 It wan proven, lie Oould not believe that lorty or lilly men owniug money bags came here and had Cabinet Ministers ready 10 drop their business and to escort them with servility to tno kliecutive cnauiiier. Why did tho.v uot ruiuer hear the voices ot uioihors and orphans, of luuu, women aim children pleading lor tno poor privi lege ot selling their tauor, and lake counsel about that? (J lie would not believe tuo f.ilau and slanderous story! (Laughter.) He went on to say that thu hunks were not prcpat mg lor resumption; they were not accumulating specie, sud they were in creasing their circulation. Tno natioual banks had tailed onco, lu September, 1S7U, and would not pay their notes even in greenbacks. These greenbacks had noon denominated a* the curse ot the country, uud yet it was tiiu greennacks?"the rug baby"?that hud g.ivcd thu Union. Whou gold, deflowered, bu i lelt the country the "rug baby" hud stepped forward and had kept in the tlcld tho armies and -ap plied munitions, lood and transportation. That which served so woll ill war was uot deserving ol tho con tempi which was being heaped upon it in puace. Ttiul which gnvo the ualloii credit to the amount of $'g. 700,1100.000 w as certainly enough to sustain a credit ol $2,ixio,ouo,oou. llore Mr. Citn-TKXbB.v made an cflort to bo heard, but Mr Kellcy waived him aside Impetuously, und Imitating Mr. Chittenden's own request the other day, asked the speaker lu protect him Irotn interruption. He proceeded to road n paragraph from the Philadel phia Punas, ol tho 6th ol Novoiuuor, culling attention to a sheriff's sale ol the largest number ol pieces ol property ever exposed lor sule in Pennsylvania?1,601) diUoroul places ol properly, Some suventy-Uvu of these, he said, wore furecioaud mortgages ol buildlug ussuciatioua, for utouey advanced, mostly on tho small homes ot the laboring classes. These homos were being disposed ol to "tho wrecker" lor a nomi nal price. He poiuiod to the shrinkage ol value in real estuto lu llostou?$1*1,000,01X1 last year, and to the slirihkugo lu the assessed value of reul aim porsouul property in Massachusetts last year?moru than $100,om),000. He predicted, Ih spite of Jeer uud icolf, tuut 11 tne Uesutuptiou act wus to bu maiuiuiuod the sufferings ot the lust two years would bo, whou com pared with tho sufferings yet to come, as light as tbe chili thul blights tropica! plants, when compared with the Arctic cold that builds up the mountainous ice berg. At ibis point his hour expired, bat ausnlmous con sent was givou to huu to Uuisb his speorb. Resuming, Mr. kulley asked the Uou*e to wlpo out that ru.nous statute. It stood a menace to confi uouce?the steady destroyer of credit. It aus uolico to every capitalist that tno body ol money was to be contracted; that the banks must heard specie for re suuipliou; that prices must lull, aad that, therefore, the hesi use of mouey was to bury it elthor in their own ccllais or in iuu vaults ot the bauks. It was no wouder, lli ere I ore, that the gentleman Irom New York (Mr. Chitteudeu) could say yesterday that tuoro never had been so much money to land. There was no use fpr money whou men saw that that which they proouocu must bu sold ul less than cost, ou what ciuld men borrow money? Could they borrow mouov In Philadelphia on itoading Railroad stock, ou Dela ware and Lackawanna, ou Jersey Central or on any other ranroad stock r Coulil money be borrowed ou lurma, factories, lorges or luruucc*7 Nol And why? lie-cause under the Resumption uct their vuiue must shrink, he hud liuurd of moneyed institutions in Now York that were not only loregoing interest ou mort gages, but were puyiug the luxes on mo mortgaged properly cathur than take it in at its present depre ciated value mid thus no up llieir working capital. Uo kuew ol similar Instances in I'biladolpbiu. 11a knew ol mortgagors who were begging the mortgagees to tuko the property and ireo ttiuiu Irom the resulting judgment, which would blight the hopes ot their future dtv. In conc.uslou he s.dd:?Repeal tb.it net; restore coulldeuee; allow the tramps and the millions oi workinguiiii aud wouiuu who are now living in despair to go to work on your raw material uud supply eueli other's work. No nation, no individual, was ever freed from debt by idleness and wuul ol Industry, hot Uie miners 01 l'eunsylvaiilu ana tno other coal Slates at work tu producing power. Let the real winch tliey mine quicken your machinery. Lot wages bo earned by tbe working people to ouablo them to to pay their debts uud to consume dutiable and taxable commodities. Wo have gone at tins thing bull-headed, aud havo thu* elluclually disabled ourselves, deprived ourselves of confidence, impov erished our people, dlmlulslied the rcvouues ol tbe government and put our*eives In a position that, in lire midst ol abouiidlug crops, our poo (no are hungry. Willi our notion (tho largest crop tbal wo evur pro duced) tbuy uro naked or in rugs. I he examples ci Prance are worthy the siudy of American IIIIMBM0. Lot t lie in study those examples, uot book* written by jxtlU maitrn, men who hold seats 111 colleges, who have read Riourdo or Adam Smith, and who begin at oDcu, hku un apothecary, to compound prescriptions lor rick nations by pulling id a luuu Iroiu each bottio aud giving It a common lltlo. Take the management ola nation, study the details oi history lor a series ol years; grasp the snbiect; remember that Hugb McCullocb does not know what a boy of leu yours does know, that a promise io pay is not money. I trust that no olbor ctliseu ul ludlaua is so ignorant. Remember that you are to deal with live thou sand millions of it dnbtortuess. You aro to pro vide a reset voir Irom wliiuu every old wouiuu iu llurk.s county nun till her -toeKing, You are to provmo a luuu Irom which every hoarder may draw his hoard ing:-- You are to say lu every huropcuu creditor, '?Weinke the risk ol your mat ki-ts, ol your necessi ties lor gold; we will go it higher. We havo got leu or lllteeii millions ol dollars to do it with." (Laugh ter and applause.) Mr. llAiirza.ni., (detn.) ol 111., laid that the resump tion act hud destroyed tail thu business transactions of tho country uud bad lukeu the money irotu thu pock els ol thcpeoplo uud placed It 111 the possession ol the Snyluuks aud mouey lenders. He dcleuduu the action ol luu House in psssiug the stiver bill uud declared that history would ereci 'or the projectors ol the bill demonetising silver a monument un mortal in iln Hi (amy. I he duauuial policy of the last luu years had been to kill the people and malum the national minus ?o mat Walt street might prosper. "Ropudiati >n" was now the cry of thu rich, but wholesale robbery was the well sustained cunrgo by the poor. 1 he peo ple demands i the repeal ol tho resumption act and tuo ruinunctizuuuu oi silver. In conclusion ho en tered Ins protest against the whblo llminoial policy of the republican party. Mr. Ha.wa, (rep.) ol lud., declared hlmsell opposed to the lie'sumption law aa it now stood. He wus nut In luvor ol wild aud reckless iuflutioii. What was the oilier extreme? Kqually uuwtnc aud duastruus um-u lurced resumption aud contraction, llv wus in luvor ol keeping the Icgtl tender currency luiuct until it should have the same puichuKublo Value as gold. As a republican bu scorin d tno idea ol ropuduiiun In bo Imil of un honest constituency, who would bring their ah, II necessary, and lay it on the counter ol the I roasury as a Irro oflenug in ordor to sustain too honor and tile credit ol the country. He huricd hack the charge that (he projectors ol the prcneol nlil were taking a step toward repudiation by demanding the re peal ul the Ko.-uinpliou iaw, and lie branded tl as un warrantable and onirim. I'ho opponents of the bill characterized the legal lender note- us "r?g money," Hid called Ijpuu the peopii- to llsteu to the -wool mii.MC ul the Jiugl.hg of the single wtatldard. II ag money, indued I When thai charge uutuc irum the Uourbcii uemocrai* who opponed us ia*ue and from the government who issued It, It was nl i?a-1 consist eney; but hu would not attempt to disown the offspring of the republican party. It was won r.igs thul the government Intd heuu enabled to build ships which carried the United .Status dug over every ocean. It em with these rags that the grandest aruiy that ever buttled Hi deleuce of iuw aud right wus equipped. It w is by virtue ol those rug* that me flag ul the Union floated to-day ovur the < apilol of me nation. I nose saino rags every member gladly re cuived from the sergeant si-Arms. (Laughter.j ihe people liau uolunkud lor thu demonaiisulioii ot silver nor :or the Ke -umpiiou act I'ho practical i-floct ol tlie Resumption sot has been to foster distrust, tu im pair coutldencu, to luck up tho currency, to puruiy/o industry, to shrinK values, to swell the docket* o. the Mate court* wun suits lor collection and to swell lue docket* ol llie United Hiitl'i* courts with petition* in bankruptcy. It uad wrought ruin enough, ami, ther* lore, he Was in luvor ol iia repeat. Ho appealed to all SiU< n and sections to aid in removing from the statute tiook a throat by means of wbiou labor and enterprise hud suffered quite enough. At the close ol Mr. H.anna's speech the House, at bull-pusl four o'clock, adjourned. HIE UTESJ. lUwtisa, Wjr. T., Nor. 15, 1H11. itin L'tos bave rono back to ihoir camp at Uheroace Hpriugl pticclnii/, and it tH uuiloiatood will be (it tmtioil to draw iMtf flour haro as aoob aa tbu nccci aery arraugvmouta cau be made. the a ii m y. Report of the General to the Secretary of War. WHAT TUB mm COMMANDERS SAT. An Urgent Appeal for an In crease of the Line. ANOMALIES IN MILITARY LIFE. The Authority Exercised by the Heads of Bureaus. GENERAL SHERIDAN ON THE BORDER TROUBLE! The Nez Perces War and How ard's Famous Pursuit. W ASUI.NOTOS, Nov. 13, 1ST7. The General ot the Army has submitted his annual report to the Secretary of War. Hie lest report, deled November 10, 18*0, wus addressed to Hon. J. D. Cameron, thou Secretary ol War. General Sheruiun b?yn the following In givon >h the "return or aciuul strength" of the urtny up to October l'l, 1877, show, trig that at that dale the regular army waa composed of:? General officers 11 General a tall officers 000 Hospital stewards ISO kngiueer baltaltou If'J Ordnance eulisleil men 040 Knl.sled in on ol alull' corps 731 Tuu regiment* ol cavalry?officers, 432; ea listed men, 7,'JU 8,360 Klve regum-nts urtlllery?officers, 284; enlisted men, 2,321 2.606 Twenty-live rogiiuuute ol tolantry?olllcors, 877; enliatod uieu, 8,778 0,666 Besides which iboru are retired as uou-coiu missioned stuff uuutuic.lied to roglment*. Mili tary Academy recruits, unasolgned ludiau scouts und prison guards, awouuting to mou.. 1,877 Sigutl euros 404 Retired officers 801 And captain Unttod States Army by act ul Con gress 1 Aggregating ollivorii and men ? 24,601 Ui this uuinbur tuu force uvuilablo lor war is made up ol tho cuvalry, artillery and inluntry regimunta, amouulliig to 20,601 officers and luen, to whicn should be added uli'vou general otllcers uud the officers of ths gcueral stall serving witu them, together with 670 In dian scouts. Til k DKPAItTMKNTH for oouvonloncv ot admiuistraiion and to Qx re sponsibility lue couulry is divlUed into ton military departments, each of which Is commanded by a brigadier general or tne senior colonel serving In tbo department, especially empowered by the Trondeui of the Uulled Slates. Thiso dopartmeuts are then grouped into three geographical divisions commanded by the l.ioutonant General and by two ol llio major geueruls. there is also the Department ol Wost I'onil, commanded by Major General MchoUclu, which is somewhat exceptional in its nuturo, dualgnod to give duo Importance to the Milltury Academy uud to vest tho commanding gouorul tlieruof with power to exoroise all the lunotions necessary to insure perfect discipline and thorough adiuiuialrullon. Kacli di vision und dopurtineut commander has uiadoan annual report, accompanied by similar roporls Iroui bis sev eral staff officers, but as theso latter are very volum inous 1 havo taken the llbcriv to scgreguto lor priut lug only such as uru necessary to illustrato tbo prin cipal points, loaving the original manuscripts on (He Willi tbe Adjutant General lor rolurouco w hen ueodol. Tho Mitiuiry Division ol the Missouri, Ltoutonuiii (funeral Sherman commanding, euihracos the depart ments ul Uakulu, riatte, Missouri uud Texas, com manded respectively by Brigadier Generals Terry, Crook, Tope uud Ord. The Military Division ot tho Atlantic, Major General Hancock commanding, umbracos the departments of the Kasl, Mouth and Gulf, commanded by hiiuuolf. by Colonel K. H. Roger and Hrigudtor General Augur ro spoclively. Tho Military Division of tbo Tucillc, Major Geuornl McDowell commanding, embrucos the departments of tho Columbia, Caliioruia and AriKuua, commanded b/ Brigadier Goucral Howard, by himaoit and Colonel A. V. kuutx. Ksroars or bivisio* cosmaniikiis. Inviting attention to uunual reports of the officers In charge ot military divisions and dupuritueuu, the General, reviewing suou roporls geographically aud not in nrdor ol rank, says:?"General Hancock's com mand emhracos substantially all country east of tbo Mississippi bordering tho northern lakes, tbo Atlantic aud Gull coasts, including tint many lurls long since built In the interest.- ol cuiutuorcu." TIIN LAHOK THOUliLKS. During tho past summer ho waa i o in polled to aban don most ol them to use troops lu protecting property against rioters, a lull account ol which is omhruced in bis report. Huppily ibosu disorders have ceased aud th^lroops have neeu returned to their proper posts, except too second aud third regiments ul inuntry, which have been dotucned to tho Indian frontier. I beg to invito your special attention to tbo following extract Irom Gouerul Hancock's report:? The same day (July 23) I received at Philadelphia a despatch Iruiu the Adjutant General, which 1 quote iu lull. It was of tho utmost imp rtance In tun In the gravo slitla tiun ul affairs wiUiiu ths limits of uiy division. the de spatch was as follows: ? ?*Th>- Secretary ol War directs rn ? Necietary ol War directs me to say that the Presi dent dnaires you to understand that you havo lull authority to move any troops aitlilu your divislun as you iu?y.tfiiuk urccsaary during these disturbances, only tuforuiing tlite office. All Information wliuli may alu you concerning auy point within your division will no sent truin hero, aud ths President relies on tour dlscroiinu to do ail that is pos elhlo wlllilu the low to preservu peace." I tilt greatly ampllllod my authority, as under the t> stem which has asuaily chai actsriacd uui periods of peace, hut which hus received aatraordinsry dev. lupincul during the past t w years, there were many military stations aud organisation* In uiy command over which I had no control; lor instance, tho engineer DOCi at W diet's Point. Will: Its partisan ol ahoul one hundred and filly men, the recruiting depots at l' oi t Columbus, .New York Harbor, and Columbus barracks. Onto, the various arsenals, whl li I need not enumerate. with their material aud garrisons, as wail as the hid-pendent depots of the tjuai term aster's and MeJical departiusiits. I lie miles required ol lue could not have been properly performed without tho authority conferred, and. lu tact, no Important uiilitaiy operations mold be conducted to a successful Iseoo without that authority being invested In the Commanding General. 1 luilofoo uuttqui vocally every word that Gonerul Ilaucook reports. lu liuio oi Mar Hie power deecnLtud by Gcui rid liaucock is never questioned, but lu liuio 01 |Miace ill In power is exorcised by beads of ouruuus in y> aabihglou and lulcea Ironi ibo division com muudcr, llieicby crippling bilu so tb.it Hi Incl be ciui not with any decree of confidence supply his troops on a sudden einerconoy. by exieudluii Genera! Han cock's com maud ovor ibo ualubiishiueiila lie de scritioN, the President would be Certain that tbuse vstabiisbineuts would be kept in |ieriecl order at ult times, and tin re ts no more danger ol General lluiioock abutting mcb power than in u.trusting bim w in me lives o: bis men and Ibo buuor ol bis country, as is now ibe cusu. okMaAi*snKHinas'a cussimi. Goueial ribei ldau's couiinaudeinoiuees substantially Iho vast territory west ol tbo Mississippi to and iu cludiug the rtocky Mountains from tbo c'ensd.aii Hue to the Mexican ironlitr, communis: the great mujority ol ibe tioinadiu an I lioslilo Indians ol mo couuiry, complicated also by troubles always Incident to i foreign border North ami -South I'lin territory Is divided into lour departnionts, commandod by General* Terry, Crook, I'opo and (Ird. Iho report* ol all those ulllcors urn so lull and complete that I can udu nothing but compliments to thniu and thr.r subordinates lor courage. skill and cheerlul p.rlormau.e ol bard duty wmi b merit NUUsUnilai lucosillliou at lliu bands oI tile governmotil. 1 quote lioui General Slicridau'a ro port:? MOW Tlin * KM V IS WOKSk.li. The troubles on U.o Mexican bordsr, ti n Indian outbreak on the wc I rn Ir.ittlfe ol Ne* Mrs leu and the Inition wal ls the dspailinenta ?l lbs Platte and i'ak.ila l.ava k pt ths Moail and inadequate f"i ce Hi tins division In a cin.tuut maieof e.-llvuy anil almri-l aiiuoul rest uliibt and day. Moras el the eavauy regiments bav- . during ins -prnig and summer, travelled In pursuit of Indians and lor lb. pur posu ol proiuuilua eapusnd ??ttb insula a ins tall.* of over 'our t leu fan i mun nnd the luiiU work and wear nod tear upon but'i in-n arid anlmau In thos? Iruutlsr cainpai/ns .an he lully ap preciated only ay those who are familiar with ilio country op-rat, d In slid ? bo know itscnai .niter. lbs long itsi uncus to be nvrrcoins sod lbs great d.iUoqltj ol luruisbiag >uppiina This condition of aflairs Is not only irne for the past rear, bui It has io" n nearly lbs same Hung loi tin, oa-i ten years, ami I tlilok 1 San solely say tGat u< Ibis lenr' h of Vims no men liavc evsr wnand harder or shown a higher souss ol duty thai! the Utile array win. h ha.daiendcd . in , *p Idly extending Westsru telilunieiile. I tie sspei.se an I very g,sat loss ol ule attending thess operation* have an-sn uiluclpaby Iroui hsliiii obliged to use an Inadequate fi.rou to perform services which, to accomplish qmcaly and prop erly. ? equlrod at least d.ioh s Its nun* <?rs. If tlis r-?j.upa nie. had oesu hllcd to lUUmen ea* n the a.bllt|,.iial oxpvuss would uoi havs bscO ?u ureal ID tbs suit as II ha. now proved lu bs with companies ranging from Hurt) to forty men I'hen llm Indian truuhias might liavs been settled promptly, and thai i is a strong prob .Inlity that thay would not hava occur red at ad, and I therafora re si.e.tfully rscooimano an lucreasc f all the . .impantes In lliu service to It*, men each 1 hell, v.- n would uo Ires sconuiiiy and at the same time It would suable tne aruiy to satisfsctorily perform the work required of It busses or ma sisur. During the last two years the ratio of lose of officers and rasu. in proportion to the number engaged In this u.vi.l- n tn ths Indian wars, baa been equal lo or greater than I .a ratio ol loss on eilhur stile In the present' Kiissu luislsli campaign or In tho late civil war ... tuls country. While the Indian troubles In Ibis division are ..ver for th present, 1 cann.u e..y that they are finally ended. Ih.mp,lean die are still liable tn erlse, and our experience should teach at to be bellei prepare I than we have hitherto been. OHO AMI/A rl'lV OP ritK ARMY. General Sherman agro.i* with General Sheridan , poriuctly is what be ataica. and cure farther that our weakness '? ??>! known 10 the Indian, our laveteraM enoray, the enemy to cultivation, to labor of any aorl ? uJ to all civilization, sod that this vary wea.nraa ?alalia on the general government ilia eoat of Indian wart, He continues:? We now nave urmv organization yet susceptible ol improvement. cou? snug of icu cavalry regiments of twelve eolupant** e.irn, ilve artlllory roginivui* of twe.ro companies eweh, and tvrenti -11 ve regiments of Iniuiitry oi van comptnto* each, making forty regt in elite ol 4at/ Companies. uli.ch. tl flilod up to 100 so listed men aaoli. would malt- 40 000 men. besides tin) nuiuerou* establishments aliicb have alwaya been maintained, aiiu probably alwaya will be, in apile of tile necessity lor Weeping irta regiments to their maxi mum strength; an it would necessitate an army o( nearly Ulty tbouaand men to luilli General riueridan'n ruOomnienUalioii. arrzAt. mi *ohi. mix. 1 despair ol success tu ansb an applicailou to Con gress, but earneatly reeoiumuiiu sucii legislation an will give ua do,iiijj men lor the regiments of the line. Tbia would make lor ibo praaeut t o companies an average of Ully-nighl nu n to lue company. 1 beliovu it to be wrong and damaging to Iucreate tho cavalry at the expense o! the artillery and infantry. TUa latter do ua good aervice ua too cavalry, are aa neceiaary, uud coat murb lata tor main- . teuanco. All are equally necessary, and should bo on it par; but tho i'rcsincut nbo'iid have tbn rtgbt to Uicro.iae companies stationed at oxp ised points at Ibo lost ol Wiu oilier* not similarly situated. In referring to the >'??* Pencil war J ahull ugatu rofvr to the troops under Ganoral hheridnn's command; lor, although that tvaa originated iu tin) Department of Uolumbm, the retreat ol the No* Perch* brought them into tho theatre ol oporattoua of General rldun's troops, who, in fact, made tbc capture. It'lMi.VKLI.'H DIVISIO.V. General McDowell'* divwlon eiubraoea the Slates and Territories bordering on the Pacific Ocean. iin roporl, with thoae of Ibo departments ol Culuinbli and Arizona, conlnins all material (nets. Tho Indiana of that region Dave bouti gradually assembled or tribes and families on email reservations w Id* apart, aud by reason of the natural antagonism ol the races the troops bavo been subdivided Into small detachments, occupying points near or ou those reservation*. The settlement of the I'aciUc ritales and Territories baa beon v ery rapid, und. In consequence, conflicts of intareal belwoon the two race* have been frequent, as, lur ezniuple. the lioguo Hivor war, in 1864-66; Moptoe's war. la 1867; Wright's, In lti'iH; tb* Mouoc war, in 1871, ami tin Met Percds in lt?77, besides tbo luierinlouule lOuUicta with tn? Apacbca and other tribes ol Arizona, which ?? In horned Iroui Mexico uud which we still it thll* very tuonient continue. TUZ .MiZ I'KUCKS Wig The report oinbruces considerable spue with refer once to the recent war with the Noz farces. Its origin, progress, Ate., tliodotuils ul which, Iroiu lima to tuna duriug its continuance, liavo been substantially rotated in various reports. Tint l'uuauir op juairu. General Howard's movutuouls aru detailed at con siderable length, and General friidnnau says:? 1 recogmxo the lull luuu.suru ot the labors, exposure, fatigue uud lighting ol General Upward uud bis com. uiuna, having personally wen muen of the route over which be putted, anl knowing the grout difficulty ol procuring food lor men and burses in Ihul mountain region. It Is simply Impossible lor iiilutitry or oven cavalry with their single horses to overtake Indians who drlvo along a herd, changing I rout a tired liorsu to oue comparatively iresb at pleiteuro and knowing the uounlry as these Indians do; ready to hide m the many rocky canyons, raviu.s und dense woods in wlilcn tuat country abounds, and ablo with a small roar guard to hold .it bay any number in pursuit, who, ollcu for tntlos, luual lol.ow trulls lu stugle tile. Happening to be lu Mom tana at tho nine, and not wishing to complicate mat ters by exercising uny command except to hhsis) where possible, 1 gave up my cavalry escort, which 1 had brought up Horn tongue Hivci,uud was pleased to learn that It was of material asslftlnucu to Uuueral Howard at (Jamas on the liOlff ol August. (Several despatches puasud between General Howard uud tuysell, which I insert here entire because they explain themselves. They have never heretofore heeu published in lull, while garbled parts of them have somehow without authority reached the press und wore misconstrued. Hill.UMAX TO HOWARD. Hkuxa, August31* 1877. TuGsusral Howards? .lit,l arrived .at Helena; will remain till I know you ars all runt ana nuve everything. Telegraph ins sums account ol affair- that I can uiidursi and Wiiut it your lor car wliot riltuti Huure uotblug to insure success. W. T. allKIIMA.N, GmcraL ?oWAItll TO HUkltMAX. Viroima. M. T., August 24. 1*77. To General \t'. T. muciiwa.i, Kurt ."haw:? Just arrived here to couimutiimttc with General Me Do?<dl. Alter extraordinary etlort to overtake Gibbon with horses much Jaded 1 moved rapidly to in-si o0 In diaot at or near Pleasant Valley Tltey duinyro me e little by lltelr appurout luove westward. Hem a -mall force to lleiirv's Lake to skiruiltli with and do.a} thstu. oBtcor staid foot days and ronelu-led tlioy bad broana lor Wind Klver country. I lie next day (2dd), however. Indians passed Henry's l.aas through I.oohes Post, with Illy force in close pursuit At Camas Meadows Uinv stampeded a part of in V mules Ju?l before -lawn, an I tu the ellort to rocover litem brought on u soarp skitmisli, alter allien they hod. as us.otl. My com mand stays at Henry's Lotke tor supplies, while my Indian scouts watch an I nothur the bostties. tvh.it 1 wish is that liv some Kaslcrn force the hos tile;) he headed off betore they ilisalTaet the t'roal or untie with the M.aix. T'Uey ba>o had some reiiiioi a menu In Montsua; picked up plenty ol cxc-llent stock ami. ihougu worried and dapletod ill iiuuthars, are still ablt to give battle and do much damage. I liey have lUu best o arms unit pl'-nlv ot ammunition. I bear that .11 lies, prop uiilv Sittrirla, Is ou Ihs Yellowstone, not lar Trots my Iront. Is toat true 1 My force, all (obi. I, about 2ixi uavulty. Ik"' tnlantry. btJ font, and M armed pioneers. My command is so mucli e v*n by ovet tannic ami J.I Jed animals that 1 a tnuot p^li it iiiucX further. II Miles or nlurgis it near liv wilo N ur woo I's company,just cent to i.lli-, uud the nliy iadiati scouts tliut I will send thither on the heels of the boat! lee, I think I may stop no or alien f inn. und In a few days work ray way hack to Kort Boise slowly and oi tribute m. troope b?*lora muv talks in the mountains Wiieatou has returned to DowistoU, Idaho, from his eueeessliii march northward, and w ill pick up any email hostile par tie - s mil kins In hi neigh borhood. HOW AMI), I out mending i'uparuueut. HIIF.KMA.v T > HOWARD. Tout Hit AW, Molilalia. AiitiisI 24, 1H77. General Howard, Virginia City : I don't want to give orders. Us tills mav eonliisn Sheridan nod Terry, but that force of ymire should pursue the Nee Porous to the death. H ud where they may. sties ts loo far off and. 1 tuer, Murgis Is too slow. Il you aru tired give the command to so.no young ener getic officer, and let htm fallow tnera. go where they may, bolffln ; hl? turn well In han-l, aahsi tin.- I he in on boel gathered Hi the country, with coffee, sugar and salt .11 pails-, l'or such a stem chase iuigntry areas good as cavalry, l eave to Sltirgls tu head thstn off If In. can. f will he at Helena oil Tuesday next. No linio should o? lost. I uou'l know y uur officer-, nut tou can select a r iintnandef and order accordingly. When tho Indians an- caught n can niariih to the Puellir Itallroad. . and reach their posts by rail uud stnainbout. They ur<- not no -ded tiara in ? 'ailfornla and Ureiron now. but are needed Ju-i where they are. rill KKMAN, Ueueral. UOWAKll TO SIIKUM.t.V. IlKAiigi Auraaa Dm'aiitu> sr or I'oLrwniA ( August 27. In77. j To W. T. SiiuttMAX, General United mates Array, lielene. Mo. T. Yours ol 2'ltb 12411.) received 1 ou mi understood mo; I never (lag. It was ti.e command, tries tiding tho must ener getic young officers, that were warn out and w.-srv l,y a most extraordinary inarch. You need uui t.-ar lor tint campaign. Neither you nor isencial McDowell can doubt my pluea and energy. My Indian scouts are on tho hauls ot tin- ens ny. My supplies have Just com-, anl we move In tus morning and will continue to tho end. 1 sent 1 iishtinr .-,1 1 Norwood, liow cm routs two days ago to operate hum hills and 1 row Agency. I unions captured a partv of eight gentlemen and two lodius on Lower Geyser Haslii. I n lay evening last. Ilostiles will probably ci.ois Aliuslng Itlvor a out one hun dred miles southeast Horn 1 row Agency HutV tiiD, Hrigudier General t'o niiiaudliig Department. Mll.lt*' rinllT. following 1 lie details of this war thrUyDdral, reach tog tho Hurrooder ol Jor-oph, atya ol the iiglil ituuitidis utoly prccodiug it: ? Ilia rc.-uil wm ciiinplotn, viz., tho cipturo of Joseph and the surviving lumnant of hit biuve but dangeruUMkbody ol Indiana. The Indians in Una light lost Hi killed six ol tbuir Irvliug Clilels and twenty-live warrior*, with Inriy-elX wounded. Colonel tines reports his loss at ,1 two oflkort and twifity men killed, and lour officers and forty-one n.uit wounded, the h.lines ol ?H of wlioiu have born already publ shod. General Howard, itith* oiuall escort, arrived 011 llie bold a abort lime beloru the .surrender, but Uid out exor< 'aa auy r mnininL Of courao Cotolici Miles and Ins offIcor* an I men iro entitled to all honor and prai.-o lor tlietr protnpi. rkiil ful and euoceaafol work ; while the others, by Itioif long, loilsoluo ,pursuit, aru eutitlcd to correup-Hid ing credit, bee luse lliey inado tli.it uccc o p ii.le. Ail tbc troopa thus engaged are now en real' back to liifltr several posts ami sinuous by various mulOA 1 Uus b 1* terminated OBc of tho uiunt extruordlu-iry Indian wars of which there la any record, flic Indians throughout dlaplayel a c nirtgt and akill that elicited universal Praise. I buy ub.Laiued fTOtil scalping, let captive women go free did not com mit indiscriminate murder ol paauelul Inmilias, which Is usual, and lougut with aim oat acieutiUn skill, using advance att i rear guards, skir mish lines and IP-PI fort 111 cations. Nnvcrthe hunt they would not settle down ou land* K 1 apart lor tbi'iu, aiuplti for theli inaihtuuaooe, sad when commanded by the | roper authority they oe, ,n resistance by tuordi-riug per-on* ill do manner con in. cud with their alleged grievance*. Willi your approval these prisoners sro now en route, by tho most ei.iiuuin icaI way, to Kort l,--avcn wortb, to be ilicru Hold prisoner- ol war until tbo spr.ng, when I trust (tie Indian bureau will provide them homes id the Ibdisn rsworvatluH near the Mod-tea, where, by modi-iate labor, they '-an eo- n tn< able to support themselves in p.cut. fney should never again bo allowed to return to Oregon or to l.apwal. Alt MY INTULLIOKNCE. 81'1'Eni N'i'LNI'l .N r OF N.ii'JNAL CKVKTRKIEg, W ??i: >i wn, Nov. 15, lbit. Murgeou Husl! Norrli, U811*4 Nlolcs Army, and it ijorn CJoorgo E. Hunt, Firm cafalry, una 0. H. Carl ion, I hiM oavaiiy, nava boon appmnod a board to mucl in llna city lurxainlri'i tin- qa il.II?' tl'Ous ot np. poiulinoula ol pori-ona aa aupenutetiduuu ot national ooiuatortoa. NAVAL INTI LLlUKNCIi ORUKUa AND AO-.IO.NMh.Ni*. WaMIXOTOX, Not. IS, 1ST?. I'assod Aiiliunt Kugtnoor. It. 4. Koa* im ordorod t? axpcmnunui duty at Scar York. Aaoatanl Kaginoor* K J. Hoflmm and A. V. /.im, to ap clal doty at Choater, Fa. Pa-?*d Aaalatxnt Knginoor ttoor,'? H. Koaruay i* datactiad lri>m aspartmental duty at Now i Y urk. aud ordorod to tUo training auip JtuiuoawM.