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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.
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.
" * 1Bt kkermou Tkinka.
Washington, April 27.—General Sherman
thinks the war in Europe will be a destruc
tive and protracted one.
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Berlin, May 4.— The Turkish circular 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
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
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.

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