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Ga ♦ Bütte, Montana: Tuesday, march io. îæo. LUHE 4, NO. 42. WHOLE NO. 499 lf< 725eclU't) filter. TsïlKD EVER Y T U ESI) A Y MORNING — BY TIIK — er Publishing Company. SOWN, ! I I t t i : Business Manager. TERMS—BY MAIL: ,.ne month..........................8 Ml py six montliH......................... 3 0(1 j,y twelve months.................... 5 00 „v, I hy Carrier, 50 ets. per month ; jiaya tl,o Carrier each month. J^H'rtlslng rates will he furnished on appll LEGRAMS ! ITED STATES. Threatened Disturbance. Francisco, March 7.— The Call to wn ill publish the result of the inquiries ing t In; recent movements in military in t Ins city, from which it appears that arms of the Second Regiment of the ml Guard have been removed from the ny armories and deposited in the old all or central police station, where a ny guard of the First Regiment is kept Wiu. Companies B and C of the First ent are concentrated attlie armory of the company, and the arms of the Second ent have been placed in their charge, inkers' guard arc now mounted nightly armory of llie Third Regiment, which wed to retain ils arms. The arms of iii<l Cavalry have been removed from armory to what locality is unknown, al McDowel, commanding the Division 1'aciiic, was telegraphed yesterday to all avilable troops in liis division to San sco, and companies amounting to 500 re already en route, with more to fol irobably 1,500. It is impossible to lind whose orders these movements of the ml Guard are made, as the officers to give any information, but it is it that the movements are under the oil of Genera' McDowell, and are due representations made tolhe Washington ities by Colonel Bee, a Vice-Consul of regarding the supposed danger in die Chinese stand. It is understood that •esent precautions will be maintained ich time as some settlement of the ig agitation is arrived at. A Dramatic Scene. Vork, Mardi 0.—A dispatch from ays: Jlouvaritl's account ot the visit members of the revolutionary eom to him is decidedly dramatic and sen ti. He states that this morning, while at his hotel, a servant brought him the f a gentlemen whom lie recognized as friend, and he directed that he lie at bown up. This was followed hy the ce of two men, evidently partially dis . who, on entering, locked the door esenting weapons, told Mouvaritf that consented to listen quietly to what they say, they would not harm his person, lie attempted to ring or call for help vould kill him on the spot and get out entered. The advocate had no choice obey, and his visitors proceeded in low tic tones to state the decision of tiie jittce in reference to Mouvai ill 's conuec ith the Hartman case. Mouvarilf says astonished to recognize in these men known professor in a prominent Rus luoat louai institution and a colonel in ussian army who had distinguished If in llie Russo-Turkisli war and bad decorated by the Czar himself, lie 1 lo their threats by assuring them that d his life at no higher rate than they heirs. Wool Harkel. ton, Marc tt.—The wool trade is com ,'ely quiet, but the market retains all of mug features previously noticed, and txiety to secure desirable lots of woo! s to be as urgent as ever. The transac n fleece wool are not large, comprising i week 29b,000 pounds of all kinds, emand is mostly for tleece. The stock s market does not exceed 8,600,000 is,and this embraces about all the iieece bat the manufacturers have to fall back icl'ore the next clip is available. There tuck of domestic combing and delaine consequence, and the trade is running glish combiugs; the sales of this dé tins week amount to 49,000 Territorial wools are very scarce itch wanted. The week's sales include ud Pennsylvania fleeces X and No. 1 'dOc ; Michigan X and No. 1 at 54a58c ; nsiu medium 574c ; New York X and in 60a 59Je ; coarse fleeces 4Sa55c de aiul combing 53a57$c; unwashed dc •l-sC ; unwashed and unmerchantable -êa4.jc ; Oregon 80a35c; Territory 38a uperfine and X pulled 48a(i5c; fall Cal -22a2$c; tub washed tide ; scoured 16a iontiyedlo 40a46c; English and Irish ig ölaOOc; Australia 52Ja53c. Total [Ills week of lorcigh and domestic wools 043,100 pounds. Town Mile Bill. monoton, March 0.—The bill intro in the Senate to-day by Teller is a of that portion of the public ounnissiou report which relates to town _lt proposes to continue the prsent sys entry of town sites by county judges nicipal authorities in trust fur the hi nts, but repeals the alteration system of sale to individual occupants. Only lies, Petaluma, California, and Virginia -■evada, have ever sought to avail tliein of ti e latter law, and aller expensive lo avail themselves of cumbersome ma y they abandoned the effort. The hill squires the insertion of a clause ot res un in town site patents, for the protee |t rights of in* uers, and that similar resel ls shall be instituted in mineral patents fleet the rights of town occupants. Counterfoil tfoui'j. Sttm oTON. March 7.—The Treasury dment announces the appearance ol erfelt one hundred dollar bills on llie dug banks : National Revere Bank, n; Pittsfield National Bank, Pittsfield ; ant's National Bank, New Bedford; 4 National Bank, Wilkesbarre ; and Die 'urg National Bank of Commerce. The Weit notes oh tbe banks mentioned are aiirably executed that they are liable to r * even experts. Tile Chinese. Washington, March 7.— Rainsdell's Re public to-day editorially reviews General George F. Miller's article on the Chinese question, published in the March number of the Californian, and endorses its reasonin'' and its conclusions in terms of high commen dation. The writer fully agrees with General Miller that the Mongolian and the Anglo Saxon civilizations r.re radically antagonistic; that they can no more mix than oil and water, ami that it is already high time for us to con sider which of the two civilisations, existing side by side on the Pacific Coast, shall pre dominate. The fact that it is not always Llie high type of man that survives in the struggle for subsistence is demonstrated by references to the authorities from whom General Miller quotes in his article, and the review, after presenting the question whether the nation has not a right to discriminate in favor of assimilable immigration as against the hordes of Mongolian heathen, by whom the main tenance of our systems is threatened, con cludes as follows : " If tiie Chinese were to come here to make a conquest ot our country by force of arms who doubts t liât llie whole nation would re sist them ? But llie stealthy and strategic conquest which they are pursuing is just as dangerous, and should be met by just as determined a resistance." The Republic, under the able management of us new leader and proprietor, who was formerly the Washington correspondent of tiie New York Tribune, lias now taken a posi tion in tiie front rank of weekly journals of tiie country, and its advocacy of tiie views of the Pacific Coast people on this question is therefore a noticeable acquisition. Ti'losr rn|»li War, Chicago, March 8.-r-Thisafternoon, in the U. S. circuit court, Judge Drummond entered an order in the case of Llie Western Union Company against the Wabash Railway Com pany and American Union Telegraph Com pany, decreeing that the contract between tiie old Toledo, Wabash & Western Railioad Company and the Western Union Company is binding on the new Wabasli Railway in all respt ets. except as to the right of another telegraph company having acquired the right to build on tiie roadway. The court there upon restrained the Wabash Railway Com pany, its officers and agents from interfering in any way w ith the lines of the Western Union Telegraph Company upon the line of the railroad and the offices thereon, and re quires tiie companies on botli sides to observe tiie terms and provisions of the contracts. Tliis leaves Judge McCrary's order in full force, and relieves the controversy of all question about priority of suit and injunction and restores full use of the wires along the whole length of the railroad to the Atlantic & Pacific Telegraph company. Heavy Fire. St. Pali., March 8.—A hre broke out at five o'clock this afternoon in tlin roof of the wholesale dry-goods house of Auerbach, Finch, Culbertson & Co., tiie largest building and occupied by the heaviest firm in tbe city. The fire smouldered for nearly an hour before breaking out, but the firemen were unable to check it. About six o'clock it broke out from the upper story window and the building was soon beyond salvation. At this hour, nine o'clock, it lias burned to the second story and will be a total loss. Tbe fire departments from here and Minneapolis continue their efforts, while the goods are being rapidly re moved from tbe lower stories. The building cost $90,090 ; insure 1 for $45,000. Value of goods, $850,000 ; insurance, $492,000. Troops in California. Chicago, Mardi S. —Tiie Journal 's New York special says : "In the matter of the use of troops to protect tiie Chinese ( in California, President Iluyes is understood'to bold that the posse i ■omitatws law precludes such inter ference unless assistance is asked hy the executive of California, who is bound to observe Llie treaty widen is a pint of the supreme law. Nothing is known at tiie Chi nese legation of a delegation from the six Chinese companies being on -tiie way, and there lias been no request made by tbe lega tion in behalf of Diese companies. Hostility to tiie Chinese coming in numbers is being manifested. Those coining East now are said to be under contract to take tiie places of the sti iking laundresses in Troy and elsewhere. Threat». San Francisco, March 8.—Placards are being posted in prominent places about the city warning the employers cf Chinese to desist from that practice and vaguely hinting at tiie terrible consequences in the event ot refusal. Pointed reference is also made to the condition of tiie unemployed, and signed " Council of Thirteen." Company I, first regular cavalry, and a por tion of company G, 8th Infantry, arrived tins morning from Camp Uallectc, Nevada, and proceeded to the Presidio. The Wostmi-O'Leary walking match open ed at thopavillion at one o'clock this morning. A small attendance at tiie start. Botli men are in excellent condition. A Horrible Crime. Mil waukee, March 0.—Late last night as August Feoger ai.d betrothed were passing the I aim Shore^Park, they were assaulted by four unknown men who felled Feeger to the "round and dragged Ids companion under the 'railway trestle-work. Feeger heard her screams as he ran for assistance, but the cries were soon hushed. Search hy the police failed to discover lier whereabouts, it is thought she was outraged and thrown into the lake over tiie breakwater. The Feeling; In Wan Illusion. W vstiiNGTON, March 8.—Although no or ders have vet been issued by tiie Washington authorities in regard to llie present situation i,, San Francisco, except to keep them con , stantly advised, and meanwhile to have L. C forces ill readiness for orders from the ! President lo respond to the call of the Gov 1 „-„or of California, it may be considered 1 certain that the President's order will be t*l ' egrapbed immediately in ease tiie interposi fr „ of federal assistance be invoked by the r vniuir to preserve the peace, and it is Relieved here mat tbe troops within reach of Sa F Ä together with the U. B. man of-war now in the harbor, will be sufficient to ! Tii-ike the response to any such call amply I m,lent. At the same time it is llie belief ! of llie Washington authorities that the good ' .„«» Of the people of San Francisco will un i i n fhtedlv avert any need lor federal luterpo ' V a d Dint good order w ill be maintained i py'w'lse' emu*el^ and judicious and peaceful ! n essuies. NAN FRANCISCO. Manifesto Issued by llie People. '-AN Francisco, March 0—Tiie following manifesto will appear in the Call to-morrow morning: To the People of San Francisco and State of Californi :— 11 at the motive of the present organization ot citizens, known as tiie Citizen's Protective Union, may be properly understood and ap preciated by thoughtful men, the following statement is submitted: Wo declare the ob jet* 8 And purpose of this organization to be— 1st. Preservation of public peace. 2 d. Protection of life and property. •Id. Restoration of confidence in tiie secur ity of life and property from all violence. 4 1 1 1 . Resuscitation ol legitimate commerce and industries and business of tiie people. All this we intend and expect to accom plish w iilnn the law and by peaceful means. This organization is of conservative power lor public good, it attacks no political party and is formed without regard to party politics. We believe tiie time lias come win n tiie man hood of 8 .U 1 Francisco should be asserted and it is intended that a line shall now be dis tinctly drawn between those who are in favor of law ami order, tiie rights of property, safe ty am! liberty of citizens and peaceful pros perity, and those who are for riot, assassina tion and pillage and anarchy and unrestrained destruction. All good citizens, who agree with us and approve of our objects and purposes are in vited to join themselves to this organization by signing tiie roll. There is no middle ground upon which any Sian can stand. Neutrality in this crisis can only be excused by extreme age or pitiable cowardice. The agitation which was begun and carried on for a long time, ostensibly for the discouragement of Chinese immigration, lias degenerated into a carnival of impudent, blasphemous threat ening!, against life and property, and vinifica tions of private character, until it has become llie scanda! of the time and brought dishonor upon At rican civilization. So long as the agitation is confined to its original purpose, it proceeded without objection, for the whole people of California recognized the evils of Chinese immigration and united to oppose it by all lawful means. But now, when it is made the pretext for llie organization of large bodies of armed men, whose declared pur poses are riet and possibly massacre to be aided by general conflagrations and the actors to be rewarded by the liberty of unlimited pillage, the citizens of this commonwealth have determined to interpose their power and declare that this contemplated tragedy shall not be enacted here, and that the public threats of the accomplishment of such wicked and inhuman designs cannot and will not be longer tolerated. Duels iuSecret places, the nightly tramp in the streets of irregular armed forces, accompanied by arrogant threats of violence by their leaders, are an intolerable t#»nac » 'S o Ric pence and well-being of socie ty. If no harm is intended, there will be no more threats and the display of force will henceforth be confined to public parades in open day. The city wants peace, an ! it is our purpose to give it that tranquility which will assure its renewed prosperity and again place it in the highway of its grand destiny. We appeal to Lite reason of the men who have been drawn into the vortex of treason to tiie social order prepared for them by tbe visions of irresponsible and selfish leaders. We ask them to rolled that this government of law, by the people and for the people, that there are legal and peaceful remedies for public and private wrongs; that neither the Chinese question, nor any other question, can be solved here and now by resort to unlawful force ; that the courts of this State and the United States are arbiters of ail these ques tions, and that their decrees will be enforced by tiie irresistible force of governmental authority ; that threats of destruction and desolation by dynamite and fire, of hangings and murder, furnish no remedy for grievances nor relief to the destitute, but rather suive to paralyze all our industries and business, check enterprise, and produce that stagnation which ultimately leaves ail laborers out of employment. A few vicious and reckless men, few iu number but devilish in their de signs, who have organized for evil, and in their secret halls are planning mischief to tiie people who have too generously tolerated their presence in this city, we have no word of counsel or warning; but let no man be deceived, whoever would begin riot, violence or conflagration, here let him first count the cost; the honest, unemployed and deserving poor have the sympathy of all just men, and : the appeals of those in want have always been ! met with a generous response throughout California, and so will it be now. Lut all I turmoil coase, and true men unite for tiie res toration of confidence, that enterprise may again be quickened, our industries put in motion and business revived, so that all wlm ! labor may find remunerative employment and want become a tiling unknown. Instead of j meditating upon the destruction of the accu mulations of tbe people it were better to unite in the development of the great resources ot this fertile State, ample in area for us all and millions more. The money spent for deadly weapons, whose disturbing clank is heard on our pavements at night, were better spent for bread and clothing for Die children of warn. There is a peaceful solution for every ques tion, a peaceful remedy for every ovil. Let reason prevail, and Die way to permanent tranquility and general prosperity is easily found. An opportunity will be afforded to all good citizens to join this organization. By order of the Oouncil. No names are signed to tiie above manifes to, but it is understood that it is put forth by a body representing tiie wealth and business interests of the city, including some who have, been prominent in time past in taking measures for Die preservation of Die city from Die designs of disorderly and criminal men. Trade Dollars. Washington, March 8.—The House com mittee on coinage lias agreed to report favor ably on the bill to provide for an exchange of trade dollars for legal tender silver dollars. A provision was added that the Secretary of the Treasury shall cause to be exchanged at the treasury, and at all sub-treasuries, legal tender silver dollars for trade dollars, at par, and shall re-coin trade dollars into legal ten der dollars, and stop further coinage of trade dollars, provided the amount so redoemed and coined into legal tender dollars shall not interfere with the minimum now authorized by law. ! I ; j j ! j j S j : j : ! I ! j Praiilcni'siicnaie on i be Canal Itnestlon Washington, March 8.—The Senate to day received a message frem the President in response to Die resolution calling for corres pondence respecting a ship canal. He says : "1 deem it proper to state briefly my opin ion as to the policy of tbe United States with respectlo tiie construction of an inter-oceanic canal by any route across the Isthmus. The pol icy of this country is acanal under American control. Tiie United States cannot consent to the surrender of this coutrol lo anv Euro pean power or to any combination of Euro pean powers. If the existing treaties between the United States and other nations, or if the rights of sovereignty of tbe property of other nations stand in tbe way of this policy, a con tingency which is not apprehended, suitable steps should be taken byjust and liberal nego tiations to promote and establish an American policy oil this subject consistently with the rights of the nations to be aflected by it. The capilal invested by corporations or citizens of other countries in such an enterprise must in a great degree look for protection to one or more of Die great powers of tiie world. No foreign power can intervene for such protec tion without adopting measures on this con tinent which tiie United States would deem wholly inadmissable. If the protection of the United States is relied upon, the United States must exercise such control as will enable this country to protect its national in terests and maintain tbe interests of those whose private capilal is embarked in the work. An inter-oceanic canal across the American Isthmus will essentially change the geograph ical relations bet ween the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States, and between the United States and the rest ot the world. It will be a great ocean thoroughfare between our Atlautic and Pacific shores, and virtually a part of the coast line of the United States. Our merely commercial interest is greater than all other countries, while its relations to our power and prosperity as a nation, to our means of defence, our unity, peace and safety, are matters of permanent consideration to the people of the United States. No other great power would under similar circum stances fail to assert a rightful control over a work so closely and vitally affecting its inter ests and welfare. Without urging further the ground of my opinion, I repeat in conclusion, that it is the right and duty of the United States to assert and maintain such supervision and authority over any inter-oceanic canal across the isthmus that connects North and South America, as will protect our national interests. This, I am quite sure, will be found not only compatible with but pro motive of the widest and most permanent advantage to commerce and civilization." Political Notes. Chicago, Mardi 9.— Tiie Times' Washing ton special says : "Justice Field's dissenting opinion is of great interest to politicians be cause it is one of his bids for the Cincinnati nomination. His dissent is confined princi pally to tbe Ohio case, this one being confes sedly a stronger one for the prosecution than either of the others." The Times' New York special says : "An eflbrt is being made to secure unity between Tilden and Tammany, by compelling botli Tilden and Kelly to retire from the political field. In the persuance „f this programme, Tilden was visited last Saturday by a commit tee from the local Democratic Union, and certain overtures made him. Tiie com mittee failed to achieve any satisfactory result, and Tilden very flatly declined to be dictated to by anybody, and spoke tiis mind with some freedom. The substance of his observations from perfectly authentic sources are: "If any body must retire, it should be John Kelly ; but whether he retires or not is noth ing to me, and it can be of very little conse quence to the party at large. The cause which 1 represent is the national cause, and tiie principle which would necessarily be embod ied in my renomination, should such an event occur, would be that the will of tbe people as, expressed at Die ballot box, is supreme, and must be respected. There can be no retreat from nor any compromise of Diese positions, and so lar as 1 am concerned they will be maintained at all hazards. As for Kelly, he is but a gross type of a waul politician, and but for his associations witli my name at St. Louis be would never have been beard from beyond the purlieus of New York city." Tiie Democratic Union committee is not much encouraged by tbe spirit euvinccd in this declaration. There is evidently to be war to Die knife between Die Tilden and Kelly lactions. It is believed, however, that the light will culminate at the State convention to nominate delegates to Die Cincinnati con vention. It is thought that at tiie State con vention Kelly will meet with an inglorious ! defeat, and that the protesting delegation I winch lie will probably lead to Cincinnati will be quietly snubbed by the National cou ; vent ion, after which it is thought very litt le j will be beard of Kelly." Tlie Walking; Match j San Francisco, March 9.— During the day and evening yesterday Weston «as troubled ! with cholic, and was off the track on that j account three times aggregating three and a half bouts. O'Leary walked steadily. Both when returned for the night were in good con dition, Weston protesting against being kept oil'tiie track so much l>v his trainer. The attendance lias been fair, but the cold bois trous weather has militated against it. O'Leary seems to be the favorite thus far, though the choice is not very marked. Since midnight botli men have walked pretty stead ily with short rests. Tiie arrangements of tlie pavilliou are excellent, each man having a track to himself, O'Leary's of seven and Weston's of eight laps to the mile, and the ventilation is so good that smoking is not likely to inconvenience Weston. The score at 9 o'clock a. m. was O'Leary 128, Weston 118. The Grand Central Hotel, at Oakland, and j other buildings on the same block burned S early tliis morning. Fire at Oakland. j San Francisco, March 9.— A tire was dis covered in the Grand Central Hotel iu < >uk land, about 2 o'clock tliis morning. The wind : was blowing a gale, and the fire had made j great progress before Die fire department ar I rived. All around the hotel were situated j other buildings, among which was the Webster House, which with live others and the Grand i Central were destroyed. Losses: Grand Central ' $259,000; Webster House, $20,000 ; uninsured; j other buildings $0,000. j SAN Francisco, March 9. —At Die Oakland : city election yesterday there were two tickets i in the field—citizens'and workingmen's. The former made a clean sweep by majorities I ranging from 200 to 1,400. Washington Gossip. Washington, March 9. —There lias been no change to-day in tbe attitude of the Washington authorities concerning the situa tion of ali'airs in San Francisco. It remains simply one of watchfulness and preparation to respond to a call of llie Governor for assist ance to preserve the peace in case he reports that the State forces are inadequate fur that purpose. The efforts assiduously made by certain parties to convince tiie administration that the board of health's condemnation of China town was merely a pretext lor a forcible expulsion of the Chinese from tbe city, and that therefore the Federal government, in view of the guarantees of tbe Burlingame treaty, ought to interpose to prevent its exe cution, have failed lo produce the desired result, and there is no reason to believe that the personal representations of Die delegation from the Chinese Six Companies, who are rumored to be on their wav to Washington, will he any more effectual. On the contiaiy there is good reason to believe that Die Six Companies are by no means in favor here, even with the Chinese legation. It is felt that the Six Companies, with their immense revenues derived from the mass of their own countrymen in California, might themselves long ago have averted the board of health's order by devoting some of their money to the sanitary improvement of Chinatown, and, as an illustration of their cold-blooded parsim ony, it is known in Washington that the Chinese not long ago were informed that tiie Six Companies positively refused to contrib ute a few hundred dollars out of their own revenues of perhaps one million dollars a year to defend a Chinaman on trial for his life, and that the requisite amount was sent to California from Washington hy the Chinese legation as an act of charity and humanity. The bill passed by Die Senate, yesterday, for the relief of homestead seLtlers is a measure of great importance to a very large number of settlers in California. It was originally introduced by Senator Booth, and his persistent efforts procured its passage, both in the public land committee and in the Senate. Under the existing law the right to preemption on public land attaches from the date of settlement, but the right of a settler under the homestead law attaches only from the date of entry. This bill provides that the land shall be given to the first settler, whether he claims it as a preemptor or homesteader. Senator Bootli said on this point that there is no reason why the right of a homestead settler should not relate back by his alleging the date of his settlement in his homestead affidavits, and the fact that a settler now be fore a survey lias no option, but must claim under the preemption law in order to cut into settlers' grants, is sufficient reason why it should relate back, for many settlers have already used their preemption right, and are now, although in possession of valuable im provements, entirely at the mercy of inter vening preemptor's or railroad giants. The bill next provides that the first settler upon an abandoned homestead entry shall have the preference and right to acquire title to it after tiie original entry is cancelled ; and the last section substitutes for the present round about and dilatory method of cancelling relinquished homesteads and limber culture entries in Die general land office, the* common sense proyision that such relinquishments shall be effectual as soon as they are filed in llie local land office. Bootli, in explaining this section, said these relinquishments are nearly always made as Die result of the pur chase of tbe improvements by some person who is looking tor a homestead, and if the cancellation was immediately noted, lie, by reason of bis being a party in the matter, would be able to enter it before any one else, but as long as cancellations iu such cases are made as at present he lias no advantage by reason of such purchase, for in tiie interval it becomes widely known in the neighborhood of that land office that the claim to that tract lias been relinquished, and all the jumpers and speculators of the locality are immedi ately on the alert to ascertain in advance of every one else Die moment of cancellation. This desire is no small source of corruption in tiie local land offices, and reporting can cellations by telegraph, which go by mail, forms a considerable part of the business of some land attorneys in tliis city. The Oakland Fire. San Francisco, March 9.— The fire in the Grand Central Hotel at Oakland, broke out in the rear of the dining room, near the cen ter of the building. It burned slowly at first and tiie occupants of the house, about 75 in number, had time to dress and save most of their personal effects. Though there was necessarily much confusion there was no panic. A witness says it was the quietest thing of the kind ever witnessed. The guests were busy packing up their property, while many stood about tbe halls watching the slow progress of the flames. After the fire had fairly gamed access to the open air the destruc tion was rapid, owing to a high wind. Burn ing brands carried by Dio high gale started several fires at a distance to Die leeward of the hotel. Most of the furniture on the first and second floors was saved. Porter. Chicago, Maren 8.—The Journal's Wash ington special says : " It is the intention of General Porter's friends to try and have a debate on the pending bill in the Senate this week, but failing in this they will move to lay it aside and proceed with more pressing busi ness. Bayard docs not expect to speak more than one day, and will be followed by either Burnside or McDonald. Before tiie vote is reached Conkling and Blaine desire to partic ipate in Die discussion, which promises to take on apolitical aspect." FOREIGN. A Hairs 111 St. Petersburg;. London, Mardi 0.—A letter from St. Petersburg dated the 3d instant, illustrates the condition of aliairs there by extracts trom the diary of the correspondent cpvering Die past few days. He says the military attachées of the French Embassy were dragged before the Chief of Police for looking too attentively at the fortress. The correspondent called on a friend in the evening, but was refused ad mission by the Dvornik ball porter. Next day be bad a similar experience at another friend's resdence. The only reason given by the porters for his uon-adnnttauce was that lie did not live there and so he could not go in. The correspondent says within the limits of his own street which last night was illumina ted at every window by command of the i' police I witnessed three quarrels with Dvor liiks who refused to give admission lo persons wishing to visit friends and relations, and in an adjoining street lie saw one arrest for the same reason. On Sunday there was a very violent stonn of wind and drifting snow, and lew people were out. The Emperor in pas sing front the winter palace to the usual parade at the riding sciiool, was escorted by Cossacks and followed by one of the district police masters in a sleigh. Those who saw his Majesty's cortege of course removed their caps. One unfortune individual whose sight was impeded by a large baslilik over his head, did not dot! his head-dress, and «'as diagged oil' lo the police station. The latest instruc tions to Drorniks is that they must not sit at their posts. 7 he streets at night present pictures ot groups ol big, drowsy ltouse por ters, muffled in their slieep-skins, leaning against each gateway, carefully nursing large keys which have turned locks' on the'whole town within doors. As each person passes by they return themselves, each watching him until liedissappears from sight and passes into the jurisdiction of another watchman. English Affairs. London, March 9. —Beaconfield's letter to the Duke of Marlborough furnishes the key note to the Conservative campaign, which is i' 1 , opposition to Home Rule and tiie main tainancc of English influence in foreign affairs. The Times says it must be allowed to have been in Die past a characteristic of Lord Beaconsfield that all of his most startling ut terances have been found to be animated by serious purposes, and to have realities behind them, and the important declarations made at the close of this letter must carry all the «eight «diich belongs to the utterances ol one of the most responsible statesmen in Europe. They are strong, expressions, and perhaps imprudently strong, but Die countrv will not fail to be impressed with the impor tance of tiie fact which must be assumed lo have prompted them, 'iliey are a declaration that there are dangers in Die present position of affairs iu Europe, and that in the judgment ot the Primier, they can only be successfully avoided by due exercise of English influence. Miscellaneous Dispatches. Reading, Pa., March 0.—The employees in Die extensive iron works of E. & G. Brook, resumed work to-day at an advance of ten per cent. r San Francisco, March 7—A Portland dispatch says orders have been received at the headquarters of the Department of tiie Columbia for one hundred men to bold them selves in readiness to proceed to San Fran cisco. They expect to leave Tuesday next. London, March 7.-Twenty-three deaths have resulted from the boiler explosion at Glasgow, on Friday. Washington, March 8,— Booth, in the benate, and Page, in the House of Repre sentatives, this morning introduced a bill to confirm the Stratton survey of Pueblo and ol San 1* rancisco. The bill was referred in each house to the committee on private land claims. Chicago, March 8.—Being interviewed on the subject at Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mrs. liicks-Lord denies that she is going to marry Charles O'Connor. She is fond of him as a lawyer, nothing more. B ashington, March 8.—The select com mute 3 outlie inter-oceanic canal gave audience this morning to DeLesseps. San 4 rancisco, March 8.—A Seattle dis patch says an engine and eighteen coal cars were wrecked yesterday by Die giving way of the trestle at Little Lake. A man named Stewart, from Nanaimo, was killed and sev eral others were injured. Washington, March 8__Gen. McDowell. commanding Die military division of the Pacific, has been ordered to move all of the available troops to San Francisco, to be posted where they can be most effectually used, in case their services are required. ' This is a precautionary measure. Washington, March 8.—In the case of Clark, election judge in Cincinnati, involving the constitutionality of the Federal election laws, the Supreme Court affirms the law con stitutional and orders Die prisoners remanded to the custody of the United State* marshal. Justice Field read the dissenting opinion. Panama, Mardi 8.—An explosion in the artillery barracks at Santiago, Chili, killed twenty-four persons and destroyed a portion of the buildings used fer tiie manufacture of shells, etc. Several persons are missing. New Orleans, March S —The Democratic State Convention is called for April 12tli to select delegates to Cincinnati. St. Louis, March 8 __Hon. Ilenry F. Scar rott, a planter ol Pass Christian, Mississippi, is hero, and says that in view of the negro exodus trom the South and the disturbed condition of things in California, the planters in his section of the country have canvassed the question to some extent of attempting to obtain Chinese laborers. Correspondence lias already been had with one Chinese company, and probably some Chinamen will be set to work in Southern Mississippi in a few weeks. Pottsvili.e, Pa., Match 9.—The puddle» at the Palo Alto Mills have resumed work on a basis regulating the wages iu accordance with Die price, of rails. St. Petersrurg. March 9.— General Meli koft asked for four members of the municipal council to take part in the deliberations of the executive commission. Paris, March 9.— Prince Orloff, the Rus sian ambassador, who will shortly depart on a leave of absence, contemplated making the journey in February but postponed it in con sequence ot the Hartman afl'air. He will return to Paris in April, after the Czar has gone to Livida. San Francisco, March 9.—It is ascer tained that the removal of arms from the various armories of tiie companies of the second regiment was done hy the direction of tiie Governor for their better protection. A go d attendance was at the walking match to-night. At ten minutes to nine o'clock O'Leary completed his hundredth mile and left the track. Weston continued walking and at nine o'clock scored eighty-six miles. Harrisburg, March 9.— Several persons concerned 111 the legislation bribery cakes pleaded guilty to-day.