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0LUME4.NO. 25. Mittfr <ZQL> BUTTE. MONTANA: TUESDAY, NOY. 25. 1870. WHOLE NO. 188 iuttc ? 28 ceß[» ^Sitter. ÿLIUHED E VER Y TUBED A Y MORNING BY TÆ n BEOWF, i I I I I » I Bnsiuese M»oager, TERM^BY MAIL: copy one month..........................9 CO copy six months......................... 3 oo copy twelve month* .................... S 00 llvered by Carrier. SO et», per month ; paya the Carrier each month. lvoi'tiMng rates will be furnished on appli er Publishing Company. ELEGRAMS ! JNITED STATES. os Pinos Agency, Nov. 14.—Ouray ear liis point at the Indian council on the t of the 12th inst, and the principal chiefs re White Hiver Utes except Jack, were ent at the Agency yesterday, ready to testimony when called upon, ludiaus testified before the Commissioner were rn by Chief Ouray according to' the cus of the Ute nation. Douglass was the wit ness called at the order of Ouray. He from his seat, and standing erect with raised, he administered the oath to lum as follows : "By the heaven above, by the that will receive me, by the Great it that looks down upon me, 1 dare not ik anything but the truth." This was with much force and gusto. The oath, the Indian testimony, was translated into uisli and then into English by Interpreter rnsend. At first Douglass was somewhat raus and very pale. But towards the close testimony he had regained his wonted posu re. esaw nothing, heard nothing, and took Ait in killing Meeker and his employés, iu the fight with Thornburgh. He found Mis. Meeker in he morning mound and took her to his house took care of her. His time so greatly occupied with •e of his wouuded boy that he did not what was going wrong. At. î he lime killing of the employés commenced he in the warehouse, and does not, know began the attack. He says his feelings vaine him, and it made him cry to think what a condition his ti in friends had i. Meeker told him that iu two days i. days soldiers would come. Douglas replied it ild be better to have the officers come to agency and haue a council anti try and the existing difficulties, as the Indians afraid of iheaoldieis. Meeker promised with Douglas In the morning and meet officers but while they were talking the with Thornburgh was going on, though ier Douglas nor Meeker knew it at the irav has made all préparai ions for the iction of the Commission, and if the te River Utes should make any attempt til an outbreak fifty picked men who are encamped within rille shot of the Com ion, would be ou hand instantly. Secre Schurz and General Sherman are to be atulated on their selection of the mem of the Commission, as mote competent could not be found to perform the im am duties. iter—Johnson lias been on the stand all ort noon, but knows even less than Doug To the question, "Do you know wbetli iere has been any figliL at White River 1*" answered " No." None of his relatives in I he fight so far as lie knew, and he i) not give the name of single Indian en il in the Meeker and Thornburgh affairs. EwYokk, Nov. 17.—The Western Un wliich with the Gold and Stock Telu li, and other associated companies, has the principal telephone business througli the country, has contracted with its cipal rival, the National Bell Telephone by which the latter takes the business, former practically retiring. Their inter nihe Gold and Slock Co., of California, for the present exempt from this nrrange ttIc ago. Nov. 17.—At 11 o'clock this ning the Union Veteran Club escorted Grant from the Grand Pacific Hotel Exposition building where about noon icliool children begun calling iniroops to fini. He did not attempt to shake hands the little ones, as there were many thou s of them, but contented himself with ssioually addressing one, kissing another, accepting the numerous bouquets they . In ithe afternoon at three o'clock ho leave the Exposition buildingand witness ire patrol. tw Yohk, Nov. 17.—A large delegation Je Army of the Cumberland, Army ami y Club, with other veterans and guests, to-morrow for Washington to participate lie ceremonies of the unveiling of the ie of Gen. Thomas. ,j hic'Ago, Nov. 15.—The south bound .71 lit train on the Chicago & Alton road 18 t through the bridge at Biverdale, near n this morning, six freight cars following m tlie river. The brakemau was killed and ngineer and fireman injured. The offi cannot account for the accident, as the was new and extremely well made $7,000. iw Youk, Nov. 17.—The President de * attending the breakfast to be given D tuas Bagley, Potter and George Holyoke Wednesday. tw York, Nov. 17.—The Rev. J. D. Me tara, formerly a priest of the ri der known ie "Congregation of the Mission," was last ing installed Bishop of the Independent »fie Church. After installation, the I made Bishop delivered an address in he said that the Romish faith is a fraud Cl* shame, and a means for getting money I the poor. The usual collect ion was then ii up and the congregation was dismissed. Rev. Drs. J. J. Prime, Philip Schaff, San tm Hulefseti, and other evangelical cler *n were on the stage during the evening. Uladelphi A, Nov. 15.—Peter Hay, ident of the Pennsylvania Association of iers of the war of 1812, died this morning, 91. asuington, Nov. 15.—The Secretary of National Association of Veterans of the lean War lias received the following letter . General Grant : "Galena, 111., Nov. 11. Alex. McKenedy. Esq. >eab Sik— -Your letter of the 8th inst.. eying the invitation of the veterans ot the Mexican war id join in the procession at the unveiling of the statue in honor of the pure, brave and nable Gen. Geo.'H. Thomas, is just received. Jt would affotd roe much g leasure to accept this invitation if I could e present on that occasion, but I cannot . The distance is long and the time is earlier than I can well break up here for the winter, and I wantto avoid two trips to the East so close together. I had also, previous to hear ing of the proposed time of the meet i ng of l/be Society of the Army of the Cuinbeiland, ac cepted an Invitation in this Stare covering the time of your societ y meeting. I would like to testily ray respect and admiral ion tor a sol dier who in life hail no personal enemies, and whose memory will be forever revered lu the history of his country. " Very Truly Yours. U. S. Grant." in of of New Yoke, Nov. 17.—Assistant Appraiser Albert Gilbet i, was suspended tVom duly to day by an order from Washington. Freder ick Snyder, examined In the appraiser's de pa, iinent, and suspended some days ago by appraiser Dutchei, says they are not charged with the same offence, but declines making public the charges pending iuvestlga! ion. Washington, Nov. 15.--The appointment of Col John Elay, the well known private sec retary of President Lincoln, as Assistant Sec retary of State, is announced to-day at the Department. Seward's retirement is in obe dience to controlling domestic considerations. Washington, Nov. 17.—It is generally be lieved here that the resignation of Assistant Secretary Seward will immediately be fol lowed by the retirement of his cousin, G . F Seward, from the position of Minister to China. It is very noticeable that the phrase "controlling domestic situation," employed in the official announcement of the Assistant Secretary's resignation as the explanat ion of its cause, is broad enough to cover not only the illness of his estimable wife, but also any embarrassments connected with the serious charges which are still pending against his cousin, the Minister and ex-Consul. New Yohk, Nov. 17.—President Hayes, his son Webb C. Hayes, and Secretary Evarts, arrived to-day from Washington. Iu the morning many prominent citizens paid their respects to the President at his hotel, and shortly before noon the distinguished party visited a photograph gallery. At three dclock the Seventh Regirneut inarched to the hotel, when the President, Secretary Eva; ts Mayor Cooper aud George William Curris, entered a carriage drawn by four horses, and were es corted to the new armory of the regiment, where the ceremonies of opening ilie grand fair took place. Mr. Cu tis delivered a slioit address, and the President declared the fair formally open. Denveb, November 17.—A dispatch from Los Pinos, dared the 15.h says:—The ou, look for either an amicable adjusime it of affairs with the Indians or proving Ibè guilt of the parties implicated in the while river difficul ties is extremely discouraging, and unless there is a change ol' front on the part of the Indians a speedy termination of . he Commis sion labois may be looked for so taras their dealings wi.'n 1 ha Utes direct are concerned. Ouray's power to-day is trembling in the bal ance, and within the nest four days we shall probably witness the final act of success oil his part in establishing his absolute authority ove the tribe orhisvi.lual dethronement and the ascendency of the war faction. It is preUy weil established now that in ad the councils held by the Indians since the trouble at White River, Ouray lias only succeeded in exacting from the hostiles the promise to ap pear before the commission aud that as to giving lesriuiony aud all further proceedings they were to decide for themselves. Somer wick, who treated Adams so well during his presence in the hostile country, remembering his kindness on former occasions, testified at length, bin lied from beginning to end. Gene al Adams and his escort have already stated that Somerwickaccompanied him from the point where they secured the captives, to the camp of the soldiers, anil that the first night out, on Gtanil River, they held a coun cil -t rvoinerwick's tent at which lie spoke. The council lasted from 11 o'clock, p. in., until six in the mottling. He replied In Gen. ilaich's interrogatories in saying that lie did not know whether or not there had been a fight with the soldiers, whether a massacre at the agency, whether there were any women or whether any soldiers or Indians had been killed. General Adams then put the question: •'Was I ever in your house, on the Grand River? " He answered, " No." Some: wick was then discharged and Adams made the following speech to Ouray :—"The lust answer was not true. I did not sleep iu Somerwiek's tent and there we held a council from 11 o'clock until 6 in the morning. Somerwick was present and with the others was fully cognizant of xvhat was being done, and to-day he comes here aud says he does not know anything. For that reason I believe he has not spoken the truth, nor does he wish to speak the truth. I believe also that none of them wish to speak the truth and that it is almost unnecessary to go any further. They have refused to mention the name of a single Indiau while they well know the names of ail, and I now present the situat ion to you so that you can recommeuu some other course whereby we may execute the orders of the Government. The government wants us to ascertain who was engaged in the difficulties at White River. We want the names of the guilty parties aud if you think we canuot Bud " out who they are we had better go home." , Ouray replied:—"I cannot force them to say what they do not- wish. I brought them lie re liât theyjmight speak for themselves.'' He afterwards added :—" Show me any act or law by which a man is compelled recon vict himself." He afterwards acknowledged that he was afraid of assassination. At last accounts the chief was very ill. Rose Meeker lectured here to-night on the Indian question. She goes east.. New Yohk, November 17.—Excitement in stocks continues. Yesterday's recorded I ran sautions were in the neighborhood ot ball a million shares. ... .. , Accouuts of the elopement ot Gen. Sickles daughter continue conflicting- Tlie gentle man who furnished the particulars of the ru mor Sunday said yesterday he had heard the report from several differen sources. He also said that accounts of tic* aflair had ap peared iu the Paris daily paper Le Gäulen, and that it had been the chief topic of con versation upon the European steamers at the time. George D. Sickles, father of General Sickles, when called upon by a reporter yes terday indignantly denied the rumor of elope ment bv his granddaughter. He said.—| "Every' word of the report is a falsehood " J , »nhivalld for oW*r two ot Miss Sickles lias net a an , years. She has had trouble with her brain. For several months sbe has been sick under the care of physicians." A dispatch from St. Louis says,—" The friends of Prof. Wise, the aeronaut were thrown into a slate of intense excitement, to day by the reception of a letter from Zena Fanner, of Metropolis City, Illinois, including a note which was found in a bottle at a point between Metropolis and Paducah, Ky. The note reads as follrtvs :— "Pathfinder, Ohio River, Nov. 2,2:80 p. m. near Paducah, Ky—Going at the rate of 05 miles, southeast, per hour. P. F. in bad con dition. I am almost dead with exhaustion and hunger. Eleven days since Burr's death. Goodbye. Wise." Those who are familiar with the missing man's handwriting say that were it not for the date of the note and the locality iu which it was found, they would swear Wise wrote it. He always capitalized the Pathfinder and it is so in the nianubc.ipt. It is not probable, however, that the story will be generally credited. Augusta, Me., Nov. 17 __ The excitement over the expected counting out of the Repub lican Legislature runs high here to-day. By the early trains ta ge numbers of leading Republicans from all parts ot the State ar rived. jTliis evening hotels are crowded. The Hon. Daniel F. Davis, Governor elect, and ox-Governors Hanibal Hamlin, Israel Wash burn, LotM. Morrill, Anson P. Morrill, Nel son Dingley, and Sydney Pet ham are preseut. The Hon. Nathan Webb, ex-Uniled Slates District Adorney lsher is counsel. Ex-Gov ernots Chamberlain and Coburn have tele graphed that they will come. Senator Blaine is here, and Messrs. Reed aud Lindey, of the House members of f.be Republican State Committee for the current yea,, are in town, and iu addition a lä ge iiuxube • of Senators and Representatives elect whose seats are threatened, are on band. The Governor aud i council arrived during the day, and assem bled in the SUlebouse at four o'clock, lit had been given out generally through the Slate that it would at once proceed to open the returns. A; four o'clock a coinin'itee of one from each • ounly waited upon he Governor, who was enabled o sec them, as there would be no session of t he Governor and council t his afternoon. A sub-coromillee of three was then appointed, and a lengthy consultation with the Governor resulting in an assurance from toe latter that ilie returns would not be considered open iu ilie sense of allowing any | amendment or cor eclions under the statute until be committee of the Coum 4 on Elec- | r tear Grant may be caught in what they indig-j nautly tenu 'Ainuieu's fly trap,' and they have tious should report the resu'l of their canvass to the Governor and Council that there would be twenty days ot gracefom liai lime for any legal correction. It is rumored that he reiuru" of IviUery is to be t,blown out, because, as a'leged, two no tices of election inrtead of three were pos ed, throwing it out. This would change the re sult in York county by tbrow'ng out the Re publican vote aud elect ing three Democra. ic members. A similar ease is reported in the city of Auburn, where it is alleged a notice of election was posted for six days only inyead of seven. If this was thiow.i out it would change the vote in Audro- noggin county. Similar chang es on alleged technical grounds will change the figures in the State Senate and give the Democrats andGreenbackers 19 Sena'.oi a,aud tbe Republicans 12. Tbe actual vote as cast, gives tlie Republicans 19Senato:s and alt oth ers 12. New York, Nov. 17. —There are but few new developments regarding the Southern boom fo Gram. The Tribuiie ridicule;: t, saying that a large number of Southern Dem ocrats are quoted as favoring Grant's candi dacy for a t hi i d term, but nearly all of them request to have their names withheld. Those who allow tlair names to he given are un doubtedly most estimable pinsons in their re spective localities, but the American public lias now the pleasure of resting its eye upon their names lor the first time. The Sun lias along article on a coiuner scheme by Republicans to get rid of Grant al together by giving him the Presidency of the Inter-Oceanic Canal Company. This was originally engineered by Admiral Ammen. The Sun's article closes thus : -'There is a great intrigue going on to take Grant out of politics. 1 know that some of Grant's third term boomers are concerned about it. They warned him that men who are engineering tin' job have always been hiseneraies,through Ainineii who is their tool." Chicago, Nov. 17.—Mrs. Adelaide Roberts, who for two weeks past has been on trial for the minder of Theodore Weber, was, this af ternoon, found not guil y by tlie jury of mur der, since at the time she killed him she was insane. They also found that she has not yet recovered permanently. She will be removed to the Elgin Insane Asylum. New Orleans, Nov. 17.—The Senate sub committee investigating the Kellogg-Spofford case met this morutng. Henry Howson, night watchman at Govern or Kellogg's residence in 1876, testified regard ing tlie visits of the returning board officials to Kellogg. The witness appeared somewhat nervous. He had heard a great talk, but the only conversation to which he could swear positively, was that he beard Kellogg say that tlie House of Representatives of the State Legislature.had gone Democratic. Blanchard and Jewett visited Kellogg frequently, and Blanchard told the witness that they were working on the election returns. These par ties usually came in the back way. The cross examination showed that the Governor and all who came in carriages, came in the same way, the Governor's office being the must ac cessible by this entrance. The witness ad mitted he had tried to get a place in the cus tom house, and a friend of his had written a letter to Seuator Kellogg, to which the name of the witness had been signed, threatening to go before the coimuijI.ee and testify unless the witness got a place. Blanchaid was, at the time, concealed in Kellogg's office. Louis F. Garrick testified that a few months ago P. G. Des) and, Secretary of Stale in 1870, told lum that the Legislature that elected Kellogg to the Senate had no quorum, and if he [Desland,] was not a poor man, lie would make a clean breast, and tell all he knew. Tbe witness advised Deslaml to do so. Witness wrote to Senator Gordon about Des iand's disaffection to tbe Republicans, repeat ing in the letter whatDesland liad said. Des tand seemed sore because he could get noth ing to do; all he had was a clerkship in tbe postoffice, which only paid about $50 per month. Senator Kellogg objected to the admission of this testimony on the ground that the United .states Senate had decided the Pack | ard Legislature was the only Legislature of Louisiana, and the question could not now be reopened. Messrs. Hill aud Vance, the ma jority ot the committee, dee ded the evidence admissableof both above witnesses called by Spofford. Kellogg will not offer direct testi mony. Utica, N. Y. Nov. 17.—Governor Seymour says he is not aware of a movement being on foot to settle the differences in the Democrat ic party of the Stale. In his judgment* the only body to arbitrate in such affaire is the Slate Committee, which, without a doubt at the next meeting will act wisely and judiciously in view of the facts and results ot late elec tion. New Yohk, Nov. 17.—Judge Dettenhoffer has begun an action in belialf of Wach & Co. against Thomas L. James, postmaster of this city, for damages caused by detention of their letters registered, and ordinary money-orders from the Postmaster General, based on the law authorizing him to detain letters concern ing lotteries, eic. It is claimed by the coun sel that the law is unconstitutional, as it makes the Postmaster General sole and ex clusive judge, jury and sheriff, and gives the offending party no opportunity t,o be heard, and deprives tile plaintifft of their property without due process of law, and in violation of the provisions of the constitution. New York, Nov. 17.—A lottery agent here has brought suit against Postmaster James in the Supreme Court of the Sta'e for alleged illegal detention of his letters f ir which he claims $2,500 damages. The cas ) will proba bly be transferred re the Federn 1 Courts. The letters were detained under orders from the Post master General, based ou t be law am hoi izing him to detain le . ers concerning lotter ies, etc., and it is claimed by counsel that the law is unconstitutional, as it made the Post master General sole and exclusive judge, jury and sheriff, and gives the party no opportunity to be heard, and deprives '.lie plaintiff's of the property wilnout due process of law. and is in violation of the prov.s.ons of ihe Consti tution. The American Union Telegraph Company of New Jersey has begun oiiit in the Supreme Court against the Western Union Telegraph Company, Continental Telegraph Company, New Jersey & New England Telegraph Com pany, Amos E. Middleton, Edwin Middleton, and Garrett S. Moil, for $104,000 damages, caused, as alleged, by defendants pro- a ring to be lo.n down rera n telegraph poles and wires of the plain in in ,nat Stare. Detroit, Mich., Nov. 17.--Hon F. C. Brame . reeen.ly appointed U. S. Senator to | fill ihe u.rexpiied e.inofthe late Senator From additional reports concerning the explosion in tbe tunnel on the narrow gauge | railroad it appeal's that three explosions oc- i curred. The first took place at 11:50 p. in.; j tlie second at 11:55 p. m., and the third at r 12:20 a. m. They were changingjshifts when the first explosion took place. Seventeen ! Chinamen were takenout, all terribly burned, Chandler, liar, declined on account, of ill health, and Gov. Crosswell :li s a, e'tioon appointed e:;-Gov. Ilemy H. Baldwin, ofthis city, .ofiii lie vacancy. Chicago, Nov. 17. — M. W. Wlieeler&Co., at wnose place the iga,makers have sliuek, this morning telegraphed to Sa.i Francisco for fifty Cliiue=e cigamiake;s, were will be placed at work as soon as t bey arrive. Wheeler says he prefers union men, but that they will not let him coni ol his own business. San Francisco, Nov. 18.—An. explosion occuhed in tunnel number three on the nar row guage railroad from Sau Jose to Santa Cruz early this morning. From the mea ger accounts thus far received it appears that the blast was let off about 1,700 feet from the mouth of the tunnel, which caused an ex plosion of gas generated by tlie filtration of coal oil through the roof and sides of the tun nel. TWenly-one Chinamen and two white men were at work in the tunnel at the time, immediately about twenty more Chinamen rushed into the tunnel with torches to aid their comrades. When they had penetrated about fifteen hundred feet their torches caused a second explosion more violent than the first, shaking the mountain to its center. The white men, Hinckle & Johnson, were brought out terribly burned,and about ten Chinamen, all seriously injured. As near as can he learned, some thirty Chinamen were killed by the second explo sion, wrecking engines and works. Phy sicians were dispatched to the scene from San Jose, and everything possible is being done for tbe sufferers. and twenty-four dead remain in the tunnel. A Chinaman named Ah Wo was taken out burned about the chest and injured internally; he was found dead In his cabin an hour after wards, strangled with a silk scarf. The Chi namen say that he hanged himself, but the indications are that he was strangled by bis friends to put him out of misery. There is a terrible scene of suffering in the camp aud the men are all around the mouth of the tunnel. The engine for pumping air is disabled, the pipes being broken ; sheds were wrecked and broken Umbers scattered all around. The gas prevents any attempt to recover the bodies at present. Work will be delayed two months. No blame is said to attach to the contractors, ft is believed the white men taken from the tunnel will live, but several of the Chinamen brought out are fatally injured. The scene of the disaster is almost on top of the Santa Cruz mountains, in a region where coal oil abounds, and where boring for wells is actively prosecuted. There is a vein of oil running right through the tunnel, and so it can be ignited in places and will bum freely. Explosions of gas, aud fires resulting from the same, have been of frequent occur rence there, and have already resulted in the loss of several lives. JThe utmost precaution has been necessary in working there, and only by the use of air compressors has progress been possible. It is expected, however, that with a clear tunnel the natural current of air will be sufficient. Denver, Nov. 18.—Dispatches received here from Los Pinos dated Nov. 17, indicate that the peace commission is making rather slow progress. Only a short session was held on Monday, Ouray failing to come in until 12 o'clock. When he did come, contrary to Ins custom, he wore his Indian clothing; lie was very sullen, and indicated a decided ill feel ing towards General Adams, who, he said, was incompetent as commissioner because, lie al leged, of his want, of knowledge of the Utes and of their affairs. Ouray maintained that Jack had done nothing wrong, but had failed to come to Los Pinos on account of tlie ill feeling towards members of his tribe. Ouray proposed that Adams be recalled, and stated bis desirel to go with a number of the Ute chiefs to Washington to lay the matter before Schurz. The escort of military arrived at Los Pinos yesterday, many of them will) frozen feet having come through a severe snow storm. The Commissioner will remain a few days longer at Los Pinos, come from thence to Denver, and here take the testimony of the officers engaged in the Milk River fight, and then proceed to Washington. Chicago, Nov. 18.—Lieutenant General Sheridan, who contracted a severe cold during the Grant Reception, and has kept indoors most of the time since, is much better ; but, owing to the advice of his physicians, will probably not attend the services connected with the unveiling of the statue of General Thomas and the meeting of the army of the Cumberland at Washington. Washington, Nov. 18.— "In view of the gravity of public affairs, and the imminent peril to representative government, we, the undersigned chairmen of the Congressional Committee of the Natiqnal Greenback Labor party, and of the National Committee of the National parly, hereby invite a union of the Greenback and National Committte chairmen and the members of the various Slate com mittees, representatives of the Greenback and labor organizations, and editors of news papeis throughout the country friendly to the principles of the Greenback and labor organ izations, to meet in conference at Washington on tbe 8lh of January, 1880, the Congressional Committee of the National Greenback Labor party and the National Committee of the Na tional party, for the purpose of agreeing upon a time, place and basis of representation of the National Convention to be held for the purpose of adopting a platform of principles, and placing in nomination candidates for the offices of President and Vice President. Signed, J. H. Merchant, Chairman of the Congressional Committee of the National Greenback Labor Party. F. Demer, Chairman of the National Com mittee of the National Party. SEATTL^November 18.—A million feet of logs, recently seized on Moliowish River by the Uuited Stales special agent of the Interior Department, for being cut in violation of the lumber laws, were sold yesterday at private sale to the Port Gamble mill for four dollare per thousand feet. This is the tiret instance where such logs have been sold here at market value, it usually being the custom to sell at auction the buyers clubbing together and bid ding them in at nominal figures. This, and several other seizures recently made here, hare the effect to put a stop to the illicit cut ting of timber and general satisfaction is ex pressed among timber men at the result. Washington, November 18.—The annual report of United States treasurer, Gilfiillan, says the aggregate of gold coin and bullion aud of silver coin aud bullion, including standard silver dollars which are being coined under the Act of February 28, '78, and do not appear in the st .temeut prior to that year, is shown to have increased from $61,452,420 in '76, to $114,464,982 in '77, to $163,969.444 in '78, and to $222,807,368, in '79. The note assets ranged as follows on the above dates : In 1876, $98,419,685; in 1877, $107,664.287; iu 1878, $88,772,800 ; and in 1879,$59,699,080. The decrease in note balance arises from various causes, t otably from receipts for cus toms and internal revenue, from coin paid out in the purdhase ot bullion for the coinage of standard silver dollars, from the exchange of notes for gold and the payment of notes for foreign gold received at the assay office, New York; from purchase of gold bullion with notes and payment of interest of public debt in U. S. notes and from the payment of pen sion arrears. The most constant influence iu the decrease of the note balance is that which proceeds from the purchase of silver bullion for the coinage of silver dollars, thereby de priving the treasury of an equal amount ot note receipts. All the above mentioned causes of diminution, except this, can be con trolled by the Departments. Since resump tion, however, the treasury is deprived by receipt of coin paid for bullion of a like amount of U. S. notes, amounting, probably, to seven per cent of the annual revenues. The annual receipts from all sources arc $274,000,000. Of this amount at least $24, 000,000 is in silver dollars or in silver certifi cates, that being the minimum paid aunually for silver bullion for coinage, which amount | speedily finds its way into the treasury; the i more certainly because payments for bullion j are made either at New York or San Frau cisco, which are both centres of large receipts by the government. The maximum net note ! receipts are then $250,000,000, against which are payments of $267,000,000 for general ex penditures, interest on public debt, war and navy establishment, aud pensions made In notes, or, if made in coin, its return decreases the note receipts to that extent. The excess of note expenditures over note receipts is therefore $17,000,000, which is the annual de crease of the note balance from silver dollar coinage alone. The Treasurer says unless the rules of the New York Cleariug House are changed so as to permit payment by the treasury of all or a certain percentage of bal ances in silver it may become desirable for the treasury to withdraw from a relation which renders over thirty millions of lawful money in its vaults invaluable for payment at New York, the point of greatest public dis bursement. The silver bullion on hand has decreased during the year from $9,634,034 to $4,299,124, on account of the difficulty In making pur chases as required by the provisions in the Act of February 28, '78, at the market rate, which is held by the Department to be the equivalent of the London rate. A considera ble of the report is devoted to subjects of re sumption of specie payments and refunding operations. Augusta, Me., Nov. 18.—The situation here is virtually unchanged, the examination of returns by the Republican committee and legal advisers of parties claiming to be sena tors and representatives elect not yet being allowed. Some correspondence has taken place and the councillors have been wailed upon, but permission to examine the returns has not yet been granted. The Republicans to-night aver they will pot be permitted to see the returns, and counsel for the parties claim ing te have been elected in the disputed dis tricts protest earnestly against not being ! allowed immediate examination of membets of the Council. On the other hand it is de clared that no one excepting members of the Council shall inspect them. The Republicans claim that the Democrats, having an opportu nity to examine tlie returns, have also had a chance to correct all errors on their side in advance of the returns being officially opened. It is generally understood to-night that a resort to judical process will be had totest at the outset the preliminary question whether tliose claiming to be elected as senators and representatives nave not the right of exaini nation of returns as an essential step prepar atoiy for corrections. Augusta, Me., Nov. 18.—A large number of Republican senators and representatives, supposed to have been elected at the last election, applied to tbe Council to-day for permission to examine the returns, but that body, being engaged, took the application into consideration. The impression is gaining ground that a majority of the Council will prevent the Republicans from seeing the re turns until at least a part of the twenty days has passed. It is known that tlie returns have all been tabulated, aud that these tables have been submitted with the report and accepted, but the tables themselves are not on file, but in the possession of the committee who do not consider them part of the record. It is stated that the committee will submit their final conclusion after the twenty days have elapsed for correcting errors in the return. There is very little excitement, and the Re publican leaders claim that the conspiracy will yet be attempted, though a temporary halt in operations has been ordered. New Orleans, Nov. 18.—Before the Sen ate sub-committee Peter Williams testified in regard to the election iu the 7th ward of this city iu 1876. Moare, declared elected to the Legislature from this ward, told witness that the clerk in the Packard Legislature used to answer for members when roll was called ; Moore gave witness to understand that he could tell tales about Kellogg's election that would be useful to the Democrats, out of which they could make a pile of money ; but Moore, being offered a place in the custom house, which he accepted, would not testify to the contrary. Blanchard, now dead, gave Moore three hundred blank registration papers to use in the 7th ward ; Moore said the ward went Democratic, but was counted for the Republicans; after election the registration books were taken to the custom house and the names erased. D. H. Moncru, supervisor in the 7th ward election of 1876 testified that the election was very fair ; no trouble occurred nor no protest was entere 1, yet poll No. 3 was thrown out by the Returning Board ; nearly 500 votes were cast at ibis poll, giving about 170 major ity for the Democrats. Witness said the re turns had all been made according to law. London, Nov. 17.—Lord Henzeancein the Court of Arches has ordered the enforcement of a writ of prohibiton against Rev. Alexan der Maekouochie, for ritualistic practices at St. Albans church, Halbem. The writ of prohibitiou was issued in June 1878, but was stayed pending appeals. Rev. Mr. Mackon ocliie will be suspended from his evlesiasti ■al functions for three years from tlie 23d inst. Lord Henzeance said be would be wil ling to bear any application for relaxa. ion of tbe sentence founded on a promise to obey the law. St. Petersburg, Nov. 17.—The tirai of Nihilists Mei-ski, a Russian General's as ail ant, and twelve ol hers accused of complicity n crime will begin hete SaUudav before a •ourt martial. CabUL, Nov. 17.—Forty-nine Afghanshaye been hanged for complicity in the massacre of the British Embassy. It is reported that trouble is apprehended in the Ghuezin coun One of the KUaus aud his brother are inciting insurrection iu Khasion. City of Mexico, Nov. 10.—A local revo lution occurred in the Chilmalma State gov ernment. The ptonunciados have occupied the capitol and captured the government with all tlie State officials. Gen. Trevino, at the head of necessary forces, has left Seacatecao and is marching on Chihuahua to put down the rebellion. Congress has approved the contract for lay ing a telegraph cable across the Gulf of Mexico to the Uuited States. New difficulties have arisen in Y ucatati ; the government has apparently instructed Geu. Palomina to intervene in the elections of that State. Governor Ancona immediately organized a force of 1,500 men to oppose such Intervention, and occupied the heights of Merida. Gen. Palomina asked for new in structions from the federal government and reinforcements, which left Yera Cruz the 5th inst. The local opponents of Gov. Ancona joined the federal troops. Paris, November 18.—A dispatch from St. Petersburg reports that all Russian officers or. leave of absence have been ordered to return to their regiments immediately. Le Pere, Minister of the Interior, has is sued a circular to the prefects calling their attention to the omission of the priests to pray for the safely of the Republic. He wishes to be informed whether the omission is prompted by the bishops. He also desires to be informed whenever a bishop leaves his disocesc without authorization and more par ___________________________ j ticularly if he visits Rome] ! * „ London, November 18.—A Berlin corre spondent announces that Baron Daiibril, Rui sian Ambassador to Germany, has been sum moned to St. Petersburg to explain the rela tions between Russia and Germany. Vienna, November 18.—Arch Duchess Marie Christine will arrive in Paris Wednes day where ex-Queen Isabella will give a state dinner in her honor. Madrid, November 18.—Cuban senators and members of the Chamber of Deputies have resolved to support the bill for the abo lition of slavery ia Cuba in the form in which it was proposed by ihe government. London, November 18.—A dispatch from Halparaz says the Chilians hope to completely repair the captured Peruvian iron clad Huas car in two weeks. Paris. November 18.—The publication of two new socialist newspapers has been an nounced, Le Tocin Federal to be started by commuuist refugees in Switzerland, aud Le Fraternité, which is to appear on the opening of the Chambers. Constantinople, Nov. 18.—The Sultan has appointed Baker Pasha to superintend the • introduction of reforms throughout the whole of Asia Minor. Baker Pasha leaves Constan tinople in the course of a week to assume the post. A dispatch to the Moniteur (Paris), from Alexandria, gives tin' public decrees recogniz ing the funetious of the Anglo-French coinp Irollers-General. and declaring the govern ment pledged to secure the Rothschild loan from seizure. The English and French comp a i trollers generally rank as ministers, aud are not removable without the consent of their respective governments. Their functions re specting the service oi'the Egyptian debt give | them absolute control. The proceeds of the I Rothschilds' loan will be applied exclusively to the liquidation of the floating debt.