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The Silver Question.
Chicago, 3Iay 3.—The Journal's Washing ton special says : Some of the Treasury offi cials are a good deal disturbed over the action taken by the Ohio and Illinois Legislatures on making the silver coin of the United States a legal tender to any amount for debts public and private within those states. They do not believe this law constitutional, but they are chiefly concerned because they re gard the action taken by the legislatures of these two states as indicative of a change in public sentiment, the existence of which will be felt at the extra session. A prominent Treasury official who is very decided in his opposition to the silver move ment, said to-day, that he was very much afraid its advocates would press action at the extra session of Congress, and that they would succeed in getting some measures in direct antagonism to the policy laid down by the Treasury Department. Some Eastern Republican Senators are in correspondence with leading Democratic Senators, endeavor ing to bring about an agreement not to con sider anything at the extra session except ap propriation bills. The Southern members of Congress now here assert that those from their section of the country will insist upon general business, and will not be simply con tent to pass appropriation bills. M ' In Contempt, Columbia, S. C., April 25.—In the House to-day the Democrats passed a preamble and resolutions declaring all the members of the late Mac Kay House in contempt of the legal House of Representatives, and referring their credentials to the joint committee of Judici ary and elections to pass upon their title to seats. The Republican members fiercely con tested this action, holding that although the members of the MacKay House had erred, they were prima facia entitled to seats. The committee will report to-morrow, and proba bly all but five or six members of the late MacKay House will be admitted. Approving: the Policy. Washington, May 2. —The Democratic Jackson Association unanimously passed re solutions commendatory of the President's policy. One speaker said the President did as much to harmonize the country and to promote its prosperity as could have been ex pected from a Democratic President. Gentlemen of both parties from New Or leans speak enthusiastically of the good feel ing and conduct of ail, produced by the ro cent pacification. The Republicans say the colored people are treated better than eVer. C ompletion of the Southern Pacific R. at. to the Colorado River. Los Angeles, April 26. —The Southern Pacific Railroad has reached the Colorado river, seven miles below Fort Yuma. About one week's work will be required at this point, when the road will be built north and a bridge thrown across the Yuma. Regular trains will commence running on Monday next, passengers and freight crossing the river by ferry, thence by vehicles to Yuma. Tele graphic communication will be made by the Atlantic and Pacific Thursday next. On the Purchase. a of in On the Purchase. Trenton, (N. J.,) May 2. —The State Ga zeite states that it is reported on good author ity that more than a week ago the Stevens battery was purchased by an agent of the Russian government, and that one contract was signed at that time. It is further re ported that a final agreement will be made soon and that the vessel will be transferred to the Russian government for $1,000,000. Quick Work. San Francisco, April 25.—The Oreville county court to-day sentenced four of the Chico incendiaries to the penitentiary, as fol lows: H. T. Jones, 20 years; James Fay, 10 years; Pleasant Slaughter, 10 years; A. Holderbaum, 5 years. A motion for a new trial in the cases of Jones and Fay was made and denied. • Xew York Custom House. New York, May 2.—Auditor Ogden testi fied before the Custom House Investigation Committee to-day, that there were 99 men in the Department, most of whom knew noth ing about their duties when appointed. If competent a nd well paid men were employed, the department could be managed with twenty per cent, less help. CoulMlana Legislature Adjourned* New Orleans, April 27.—The Legislature has adjourned sine die. All the State officers elected with Governor Nicholls are now in possession of their officer and records. The city is very quiet. General Ord'a Forces. Washington, April 27.— General Ord, who has his headquarters at San Antonio, * ex &8, has barely force enough to prevent raids by Mexican cattle thieves. To Visit New York. New York, May 2. -The Tribune says the President is to visit New York this month, and will be extended a reception by Chamber of Commerce. the " * 1Bt kkermou Tkinka. Washington, April 27.—General Sherman thinks the war in Europe will be a destruc tive and protracted one. — — « IWI — - Arrested for Embeulement. Philadelphia, May 3.— N. C. Musselman, 1 resident of the Union Banking Co., has )een arrested on the affidavit of J. H. Hill, Cashier, charging the President with embez^ samo î the mon , ey °* the band and using the fcamc* in speculation. s offi do but re of in the of Union Leagae. Chicago, May 3.—A joint meeting of the Union League Association and of the National Union League was held here to-day in re sponse to a call from Hon. G. H. Harlow, of Springfield, Grand Secretary of the Union League. About fifty prominent persons were present. Mr. Harlow said the object of the meeting was to discuss a proposition to revive the association which did such powerful work for the Union during the late war, in order to assist President Hayes in carrying out biâ Southern policy. He said the National Union League was formed about four years ago under the supposition that the Union League of Amer ica was dead. He was adverse to giving up the parent organization, which was ready to work vigorously if necessary. After several speeches, a committee of five from each body was appointed to consider whether the two should unite and how. Sad Calamity. Montreal, May 3.—A terrible land slide occurred ou the bank of the river Veillet, a tributary of tne Batiscan parish,St. Genevieve, one hundred miles east of this city. The bank is 80 feet high there. Over an acre of land moved, burying a saw and grist mill and a house at the foot of the hill and turning the course of the river. It is positively asserted that ten persons were buried alive. The bodies of Mrs Massicatti, her three children, aged 3, 7 and 12 ; the owner of the mill, and Mr. Cloutier, the father of Rev. Cloutier, of Three Rivers, have been taken from the ruins hardly recognizable. Fatal Accidents. Fall River, (Mass.) May 3. —Four men were buried by the caving in of a cellar. Owen Riley was killed and others fatally hurt. Patterson, (N. J.) May 3.—A carriage containing five persons was struck by a train near Pompton, last evening. Three of the occupants were killed and the other two se verely injured. Chicago, May 3.—A local passenger train between Des Moines and Keokuk jumped the track yesterday near Ottumwa, killing a tramp who was stealing a ride, and more or less injuring the thirty passengers aboard. To Make a Southern Tonr. Washington, May 3. —The President said to a gentleman from Petersburg, Va., who on behalf of citizens of his place, solicited the President to visit that city on his contem plated Southern tour, that he would with pleasure visit Petersburg, Richmond and other cities, and become acquainted with the citizens of these places and throughout the South after the extra session. The Emma Mine suit. New York, May 3.—On motion of the counsel for plaintiff in the Emma Mine suit, Judge Wallace yesterday granted an order allowing the plaintiff forty days to make a case and serve a notice of a motion for a new trial, and staying all proceedings on the part of defendants until a hearing and decision of the motion, and also allowing plaintiff to turn such case into a bill of exceptions with in twenty days after the decision of the mo tion for a new trial, and staying the entry of judgment by defendants until the expiration of the said twenty days. If the decision should be adverse the case will go to the U. S. Supreme Court. I Injunction Grnnteu. Leavenworth, Ks., May 3. —The Kansas Central Railroad Co. National Gauge, to-day obtained an injunction against the Pacific Railroad, restraining the latter road from electing officers, which was to have token place to-day at Lawrence. The plain tiffs claim that a quarter of a million dollars of stock in the Kansas Pacific railroad issued to the county of Leavenworth by the county assigned to the Kansas Central is the only legitimate stock ever issued. The injunction commands the road to account for all lands, bonds, and other property received for con struction. Will Not be Removed. Washington, May 3. —Various parties, ac ting on the belief that the President intends to remove Simon Wolff from the office of Register of Deeds for the District of Colum bia, are making persistent efforts forthe place. Delegations have had interviews with the President, including one from Alexandria, Va., composed of colored men, in favor of a candidate who had command of the Con federate Black Horse cavalry, but several months before the Presidential election es poused the Republican cause. It is said, however, that the President has no intention of displacing Wolff. Nerved Him Rlglat. Jefferson Citx, (Mo.,) May 3.— Henry McAuliss to-day shot a negro named Jack Graves dead as the officers were conveying tiim to jail at Canton, Missouri. Graves had the day before raped Mrs. McAuliss, forcibly and violently, as she was returning from a visit to a sick neighbor. McAuliss has not >een arrested. Important Decision. Little Rock, Ark., May 8.—Judge Mar tin, in the Circuit Court to-day, held that the railroad aid bond act of the Legislature of 1869, under which six million dollars worth of bonds were issued, was unconstitutional, and the bonds are void. Appeal was taken to to the Supreme Court. canada Items. Quebec, May 3.— Snow fell this morning for several hours. Ottawa, May 3.—A shock of earthquake was felt in this vicinity last night is est the try of to to a a The War in Europe. London, May 3.—A message from Vienna gives the following account of the battle of Kars: The center of the Russian army, 40, 000 strong, under Nelikoff, attacked Makh dar, five miles from Kars, on April 29th. The Turks fought desperately. The Rus sians were supported by powerful artillery, and succeeded in dislodging them from their position. Muckhtar called out his Teserve, and attempted on the 30th to recover his lost ground with 60,000 men, but was defeated and driven back under the guns of Kars. The Russian losses are considerable, and those of the Turks enormous. Bucharest, May3.--The damage to Ibrail by the Turkish bombardment is unimportant, Only one Turkish monitor appeared. The Russians speedily compelled a withdrawal. The Roumanian deputies express confidence that the government will protect the country from any conflict with neighboring States, and yet defend the Roumanian Territory and preserve the country from the horrors of Turkish invasion. St. Petersburg, May 3.—Official intelli gence from the Caveassian frontier gives an account of military operations from April 28, being mostly cavalry reconnoissances. One succeeded in destroying telegraphic commun ication from Kars to ErzerdUm for a distance of ten versts. Relative to the operations be fore Kars, the official report says : General Milikoff, with the object of supporting his cavalry, left his camp April 29th, accompa nied by twelve battalions, forty pieces of ar tillery and a large force of Cossacks. His cavalry reached Vizinkeff on the evening of the 30th. After a two hours' artillery en gagement, eight Turkish battalions with field artillery issued from the fortress of Kars and occupied a position piotected by fortifications. The Russian artillery fire dismounted one Turkish gun. General Milikoff on May 1st, leaving the body of cavalry at Vizinkeff, re turned with the remainder of his forces to camp at Ziami. The Russian loss was one killed and five wounded. The Russians took over one hundred Turks prisoners. The pop ulation of the occupied territory are so friendly that Milikoff is about to form a cav alry regiment of native volunteers. London, May 3.— In the House of Com mons, Lord Elcho offered the following amend ment to Gladstone's resolutions : "That the House, while anxious to promote the well being of the Christian subjects of the Sultan and all races under his rule, condemns inter ference of foreign power by force of arms in the internal administration of the Ottoman Empire ; and this house is satisfied that Her Majesty's government, while maintaining neutrality, for so long as our own interest are not effected by the war which Russia is wag ing against Turkey, will not fail to take such steps as would enable them, should the occa sion arise, promptly to protect our interests and maintain our empire in the East. London, May 2.—A Berlin correspondent reports that the Town Council of Metz has refused to vote any money for the reception of the Emperor of Germany. The inhabitants of the town will combine with the garrison to celebrate his visit. Strasburg, May 2.—Emperor William, in replying to the address of welcome of the Provincial Committee said : I am agreeably surprised at the friendly and hearty welcome I have encountered. It is a species of confi dence that if we all do what lies in our power, use and habit will alone be required to bring around the new state of things which Provi dence has imposed upon yon. London, May 2.—The Telegraph , in a lead ing article, points to an omission from the declaration of neutrality issued by the British government on Monday, of a paragraph which appeared in the declaration issued at the out break of the Franco-German war. The declaration then published contained the fol lowing : "We are firmly purposed and determined to abstain from any direct or in direct participation in the war now unhappily existing between these sovereigns, and to maintain peaceful and friendly intercourse with them." The Telegraph says this omis sion can hardly be accidental, nor under the exceptional circumstances of the present war could the government be expected to bind the country to an unconditionally pacific course. Bucharest, May 4. —The Russian advance guard reached Urzetcheni, south of Busco. The road there divides, one branch leading eastward to Gura Ialonica, nearly opposite the Turkish town of Hirsova; the other south to Kalaracb, opposite Tilestiria. The Danube is compressed into one channel, the banks of which are not marshy, and a pas sage here is much easier than at any other point between Silestria and Galatz. Hirzevoa is also much less strongly defended than Sil estria. It is probable a strong corps of Rus sians will be concentrated at Gurajalomici and Kalaracb, either to force a crossing, or keep the garrison at Silestria and Herzova occupied, while a crossing is effected else where. London, May 4.—A special from Buchar est says the Consul at Galatz telegraphs that the Turkish monitor has been firing on the batteries below Beni, since 11 o'clock this morning. A Vienna dispatch says the cannonade was between the Russian batteries and a gunboat which was exploring the mouth of the Pruth. A decree had been issued at Belgrade for bidding the Servians from leaving the coun try without the permission of the authorities. This order is undoubtedly prompted by tfie prospect of a general mobilization of Servian troops. Berlin, May 4.— The Turkish circular of to of the be last and The loss ing of 40, of an of May 2d has been presented to this govern ment. The Porte protests against the Russo Roumanian convention as illegal, and facilita ting invasion, and says the Prince authorizes Roumania to be in the power of the hostile government. The Montenegrins hold Duga Pass, blockading Mesics and Goransko. Suleiman Pasha, with 20,000 men, is march ing to relieve Goranska, and severe fighting is'expected. The Turks have persuadée 20,000 South Albanians to take arms on con dition that Montenegro will be given up to plunder. Cairo, May 4.— The Committee of the As sembly having decided upon the imposition of au extraordinary war tax of £480,000, the Kedive has telegraphed to Constantinople that the Egyptian contingent now in Turkey, numbering 9,000 men, will be raised to 12, 000. The remainder of the Egyptian con tingent will be kept in Egypt for the protec tion of the Suez canal Constantinople, May 4.—The Press law of 1865 has been suspended, and the news papers placed altogether under administrative control. The Chamber of Deputies are discussing a ministerial bill for proclaiming a state of siege here. The Porte notified the representatives of the powers yesterday that it had declared the blockade of the whole of the Russian coast of the Black Sea. A delay of three days will be granted vessels wishing to enter, and five days those wishing to leave the Black Sea. Moukhtar Pasha announces the Russians advancing in great force toward Kars, with the object of cutting off Turkish communi cation with Erzervum. The Turkish com mander at Kars has marched out with nine battalions and occupied Ichilakli. A telegram from the Turkish commander at Batoum, says the Russian military opera tions were arrested by rainy weather. Bucharest,' May 4.—The official journal publishes the Prince's assent to a convention with Russia. It is reported that the bombardment of Ibrail and Barboski recommenced yesterday evening In the chamber of Deputies yesterday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in reply to a question concerning the bombardment of Ibrail, stated that the Russian batteries fired first upon the Turks, who replied. Five bombs fell into Ibrail, two of which struck the residence of the Prefect. There was a slight loss of life, and one house was destroy, ed. This occurrence, although deplorable, was not intended by the Turks. The Minis ter concluded by saying he had opposed every solicitation to ^declare the independence of Roumania, and that country did not consider herself in a state of war for Turkey. London, May 4.—In the Austrian Reich rath and Hungarian Diet to-day, the Minis ters made identical replies to the interpola tion of the Eastern question, to the following effect: Austria will maintain an attitude of benevolent interest in the Christian subjects of the Porte, and while she observes a strict neutrality, reserves the right to protect its own interests, or intervene with efforts for the cession or localizing of the conflict. The Ministers recognize the empire's intimate con nection with the interests and affairs of European Turkey, but deem the resort to warlike measures for their protection unne cessary in view of the attitude of other pow ers, and cordial support the government can command from the representatives of the peo ple whenever action becomes necessary. London, May 4.—Amongst other consider able quantities of stores which are being sent to Gibraltar and Malta, seventeen 38-ton guns are ordered to be sent to the former fortress and the works for mounting them have been ordered to be completed. It is understood that the dragoon guards have been placed on the list for service if required ; also, two of dragoons, one of hussars, one of lancers, one brigade of horse artillery, one of garrison artillery, two of field artillery, thirteen separ ate battalions of infantry and twenty-three complete regiments, two battalions of rifle brigade, the 2d grenadier guards, 2d battalion of Cold Stream Guards, and 1st battalion of Scots Guards. The guards never leave the kingdom except for active service. The last occasion was when they went to Canada at the time of the Trent affair. The Times , in its naval news from Ports mouth, reports that the Boadice is ordered to be out of the shipwrights hands by the 22d inst., when she will be placed in the steam reserve, to be in readiness for any service. Efforts are also making to complete six gun boats similar to the Medina. Two of the three building at Jarrow are ready for deliv ery. These boats are especially designed for river navigation. They draw six feet of water and carry three 64-pounders. Within the last ten days the construction of ten large boats for landing horses have been ordered, and twelve similar boats are already in a for ward state of construction. Halifax, May 4.— The forts in the neigh borhood of the city are being supplied with improved guns and ammunition. Much ac tivity is displayed by the military authorities. Three iron-clads are to be stationed here. Another regiment of the 42d Highlanders is expected shortly. Destructive Fire. Cleveland, May 4.— Akron, Ohio, was visited by a disastrous conflagration last night destroying L. H. Lambert's furniture ware rooms, Brown & Robinson's Plumbing estab lishment, Gorman's saloon,- Berry's tailor shop, Hoffman's saloon, and two barns. The total insurance is about $14,000; total loss $40,000. The fire was caused by turn ing over a coal oil lamp. to the in ten & tow to a The Extra Session of Congress. Washington, May 4.—The Cabinet was in session nearly three hours to-day, and it was decided to postpone the extra session of Con gress until the 15th of October next. This change of the original programme was made uponuareful consideration of the general in terests of the country, with almost unanimity. The desire of the business community as well as the members of Congress themselves, so far as they could be consulted, was that there should be no session of Congress this sum mer, and upon mature inquiry into all the circumstances of the case, it was found that without any immediate appropriation of money the army could be clothed and sup plied with all its necessaries, and that only one regular pay-day has to be passed. It was also considered that if Congress meets in October it may remain in continual session and finish its business before next summer, so as to avoid the inconvenience of the hot season next year as well as this. A procla mation calling an extra session on October 15th is to be issued without delay. A member of the Cabinet says of the extra session change in date, was not in any degree caused by apprehension on the part of the administration as to the consequences of an early Congressional discussion of the Presi dent's Southern policy. Utah Troubles. New York, May 4. — A Times special from Salt Lake says: The indignant feeling aroused throughout the United States by the testimony at John D. Lee's trial, relative to the Mountain Meadow massacre, has led the Latter-Day-Saints to apprehend the arrest of Brigham Young and othor heads of the Church, who are accused of sanctioning the commission of that horrible crime. They have determined to resist any movement, and to this end are secretly arming and drilling throughout the Territory of Utah. Orders have been privately issued by the military commanders of the famous Nauvoo Legion, requiring that dilapidated organization to be , in readiness for active service on the 21st of the present month. The Herald's Lalt Lake special say : Fur ther preparations for hostilities are particu larly active among the Southern settlements, to which four boxes of breech loading rifles were shipped last week from the Co-operative store at Salt Lake City. Last night the meet ing and dfill of squads of Mormons was go ing on in Salt Lake City, and they reported some of the proceedings conducted within the enclosure in the immediate vicinity of the Lion House. Young has boldly asserted within the last few days that the Mormons who had been driven so often and so far, will drive no longer. Cause and Effect. Washington, May 4. —The Department of Justice will suffer much inconvenience by the postponement of the extra session, as there will be a deficiency of at least $500,000 by the first of July to be provided for by Con gress. There is no money to pay the officers of the navy for the months of April, May and June. The amount required is about $800, 000, for which they will have to wait until the extra session. The army officers are also considerably embarrassed, as they cannot re ceive their pay after the first of July until the army appropriation bills have passed. Sustained Them. Trenton, (N. J.,) May 4. —The Presbytery to-day unanimously sustained the charges of heresy against the Rev. John Miller, and he was suspended from the ministry of the Pres byterian church until he will make manifest his renunciation of his errors. He holds that the matter announced that it was a moral and intellectual impossibility to renounce his views, and he appealed to the Synod. The Sioux. Camp Robinson, Neb., May 4.—A courier just in brings a letter from Red Cloud party, which will reach this point early on Sunday morning. Its camp to-night is only 20 miles jiorth of this post. Forty-seven lodges have gone into the contonment on the Yellowstone to surrender to General Miles. » — — After Sitting: Bull. Chicago, May 4. —The 7th Cavalry, with eleven hundred men, has left Fort Lincoln and gone in search of Sitting Bull, who is supposed to be north or South of the Yellow stone with some 500 warriors. The com mand will hunt him down and bring the hos tiles when found to the agencies. Tweed's Kelease. New York, May 4.—The Daily Bulletin says the Attorney General has decided that the public interest will be beet served by Tweed's release, and this will probably occur in a short time. Hanged. Columbia, (S. C.,) May 4.—Three of the ten colored Lowendsville murderers—Wight man Allan, John Allan, and Jenkins Whit ner—were hanged at Abbeville courthouse this morning. The other seven were com mitted to imprisonment for life. John Allan admitted his guilt, hut the other two pro claimed their innocence. Crooked Whisky case. Chicago, May 4. —The Journals Wash ington special says : Secretary Sherman has approved the opinion of Assistant Secretary French adverse to the claim of Roelle, Janker & Co., of Chicago, for release from civil prosecution for about $500,000 of unpaid whisky tax and penalties for violation of the revenue laws. The plea that Secretary Bris tow and Bluford Wilson pronounced com plete immunity for the "squealers" was not deemed good. This is a test case.