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Separate. Meetings of the Officers
of the Different Western Ar
mies-The Assemblage at the
Crosby Opera House—Welcome
Address by Lieut. GEn. Sherman
—Orations by Generals of Each
of the Armies.
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
Csricioo, December 15.--Chicago is alive
with soldiers to-day, and what is peculiar,
all of_them officers, ranging from the
General of the Armyto Second Lieutenants,
—men bearing names that have become
historie'and will be handed down to future
generations as inseperably connected with
the, life of
_the Republic. The hotels where.
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are located the headquarters_ of - the - differ
ent armies are with excitement and
enthusiasm. _ Around and, in the hotels are
great crowds-of citizens desirous of pay
ing their respects to the distinguished sol
diers; or -to - catch a glimpse of the great
loaders, Grant, Sherman, Thomas, Scho
field, etc. -
At an early hour -in the different
armies gathered at the various places nam
ed for the purpose of transacting the bu
siness connected' with their organizations.
A meeting of the Army of the Ohio was
held at the Briggs House, at nine o'clock
this morning, Geu. J. D. Cox in the chair.
The Chair stated that it had been proposed
to meet and hear the report of the Com
mittee on Permanent Organization and then
adjeurn, to meet at half past - ten in Cale
donian Hall. •
Gen. Smith, from the Committee on Per
manent Organization, then submitted the.
following list of _officers: President, Major
Gen., Jno. M. Schofield; Vice Presidents,
Major Gen. Geo. Stoneman, New York: Ma
jor Gen. J. D. Cox, Ohio; Major Gen. U. S.
Hawaii, Indiana; Major Gen - . Jos.,-E. Coop
er, Tennessee; Major Gen. L. J. Henderson,
Illinois; Major Gan. Geo. S. Hartsuff, Mich
igan; Col. W. E. Hobson, Kentucky; Col.
Stewart, New Jersey; Col. Thomas, Minne
sota; -M-ajor Gen. A. E. Burnside, Rhode
Island; Recording Secretary, Major Gen.
Julius White, Illinois; • Corresponding Sec
:rotary, Col. J. A. Campbell, District of Co-
lamliia; Treasurer, Col. W. W.Wheeler, Il
linois. The was laid on the table
until the regular meeting.
At•twelye o'clock the Army of the Ohio
met' at Caledonian Hall, Gen. Cox in the
chair. The nominations for officers asgiyeti.,
above were nnanimously confirmed,:o":- •
General Schofield,l President, theii took
the Chair, and General Grant, Lieutenant
General Sherman, Major General Thomas,
and -all the staff officers eonnected with
them, Were made honorary members: The
constitution and by, laws were then adopt
ed and the Society. adjourned.
A meeting of the officers was held at the
Sherman House• this morning, for the pur
posa.of organizing the', Society of the Army
of Georgia. General H. W. Slocum was
appointed temporary Cindrman, and Capt.
Brown, Secretary. -
A Committee appointed fOr 'the purpose
reported the followino• ' gentlemen as per
manent officers of, the Society of the Army
of. Georgia: President, Maj. Gen. H. W.
Slocum; Vice Presidents, Gens. Jeff. C.
Davis, A. S. Williams, Mower, A. F. Ward.
Bayard, Jackson,Carlin, Morgan, Casey .
and Wolcott; Corresponding Secretary,
Capt. B. Taylor; Executive Committee,
Gens. Robinson,arnum and Mitchell, and
Col. T. Jones; reasurer, Gen. Whittlesey.-
Report adopted." • • ' -
On motion of Gen. Barnum, the initiation
fee was dispensed with and all honorably
discharged officers of the Army of Georgia
were declared eligible to membership on
signing the roll. _.The meeting then ad
journed to meet at nine o'clock to-morrow
morning, when a constitution and by-laws
for the governmentof the. Association will
be submitted. •'
FO a 7 -O'CLOC3I. A. DE
A business meeting of the'Army of Ten
nessee was hold this afternoon, in Crosby's
Music Hall. In the absence of the Presi
dent, Gen. John A. Rawlings, Vice Presi
dent. Gen. Giles A. Smith topic the chair:
•The Great Western Light Guard Reid then
discoursed some beautiful and appropri
ate music. .
, A Committee of seven .was appointed by
the Chair to nominate officers for the ensu
ing year. Gen. D. P. Greer, of Illinois, is
Chairman of the Committee.
A Committee of ten; of which Gen. Leg
gett is chairman, was then appointed to
designate a place for the nest meeting.
Gen. S. A. Hurlbut, after.-prefacing with
some eloquentiand appropriate remarks.
offered 'a resolution that a Committee be
appointed of the Army of Tennessee to
attend the, inauguration of General Grant,
the first commander of this army, as Pres
ident of the United States on the 4th of
March next, and tender fitting congratula
tions. ' -
Gen. Rogers opposed the resolutions pn
the ground of its political bearing, and Gen.
Hurlbut defended it, insisting that it con
tained nothing of a politicalliature.
ieSeveral amendments to the resolution
were offered, that a congratulatory address
be, drawn up to General Grant, &c.,
finally r on motion of Gov. Fletcher, of Mis
souri, the discussion of General Hurlbut's
resolution was postponed until eleien (
o'clock to-morrow.
Gen. Greer offered a resolution n evhich
was held over, that the Adjutant Generals,
Quartermaster Generals,Commissary Gen
erals, their assistants an all other staff of
ficers of the Governors of the respective
States during the war, be admitted to
membership, and all the privileges of the
organization, upon complying with the ex
isting regulations.
On motion, a Committee was appointed to
watt on Generals Grant, Sherman and
Thomas and request them to meet the Mem
bers of the rank and file of their old com
mands some time to-morrow.
The meeting then adjourned until ten
o'clock to-Morrow.
The Armies of the Cumberland and
Georgia held their joint meeting this. after
noon at MoVicker's Theatre.' General
Thomas presided, assisted by the Vice
Presidents of the Society. General Thomas
congratulated his comrades upon the happy
auspices under which they gathered.
General Price ' of the Committee on Me
morials, asked further time to prepare his
report, which was granted.
A Committee on Permanent Organization
was then chosen, with Lieutenant Colonel
Hunter Brooke of Ohio, as its head.
Rev. J. T. Brlstow,'ofi Kentucky; was an-.
nounced as Chaplain for the year. '
General Gross, the Treasurer, made his
report, showingthe receipts of the'Society
to have been 11,866.75, and the ezpvedt-
tures $1,803.62; balance $62,23. • This does
not include receipts of to-day.
A Committee, appointed for the purpose,
suggested the names of three places for the
next meeting, Louisville, Indianapolis and
Cleveland. A ballot was had with the fol
lowing result: IndianaPolls,l4,- votes;
Louisville, 136; Cleveland, 131. Indianapo
lis-was declared the_p - Wict . i. ', • '.--;:'•
Bev. dranvillev - Moody offered ii-long pre
amble and resolutions, that,. whereA the
National Lincoln Monument Aesociation
of the city of Washington has adopted a
design for aMontiment prepared by Clark
Mills, which, when completed, will be un
equalled as a' work of art, &c., ice.; and
that, whereas,am ong the figures already
selected from t e army we are gratified to,
find Generals G ant, Sherman, Howard and,
Wadsworth; a d whereas, the name of
General Geol. H. Thomas has been before
that of artists's:lid will be adopted
liii i
at the ens g eeting; therefore,. - the
Army of the Cum berland
.Resam That we approve the important
enterprise; that we have learned with. plesis
ure that an equestrian figure of General
Thomas will be placed by the side Of the
other heroes named, and that we pledge
ourselves to ecwmerate most cheerfully
with the Board of Managers in the fultite&
anco , and completion of the work.
The resolutions were received with great
-applause.' . ~. -
In this movement General Thomas was
taken completely by surprise. He came
forward, and with great emotion said he_
.felt obliged for the flattering tribute,' but
he had done nothing but his duty, and be
had tried to do,that with all his heart. He
earnestly desired that the Committee would
lay the resolution on the table.
At this point Col. Loomis; one of the
Vice Presidents, stepped forward and in a
ringing voice put the resolutions. With
one accord the entire assemblage rose to
their feet and shouted a prolonged "aye"
that fairly shook the building.
Gen. F. T. Sherman announced that he
was authorized by Gen. Stager,. '
of the'
Western Union Telegraph Conipany to
offer on behalf of that Company the free
use of their lines for the official messages
of the Society and the private use of the
members to their families. Vote of thanks.
A Committee was appointed to nominate
an orator for 1866.
After votes of thanks the Society adjourn
ed until to-morrow morning. i
A meeting of the Thirteenth Army,Corps
was held in the Circuit Court Hall - this af
ternoon. Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand
presided. The Constitution of the Society
was read by Colonel Wilson, of Indiana.
The annual fee for membership is ono dol
lar. The organization includes all persons
whoever, reported to the Corps as a mere
ber,vas well as the Generale to whom Gen.
Meelernand reported as his superior of
ficers: A number of officers joined the As
sociation, including• Gen. C. Andrews,
Gen. McOlernand, Gen. ( Fisk., '`Gen. Rug
gles and Gen. Lippincott. A. 'committee
was appointed to perfect the organization of
the Corps and a badge adopted, Which con
-1-tains-sthe monogram •°l3th A. C." The
meeting then adjourned until to-morrow.
The Opera House was crowded this even.
ing to its utmost with soldiers of the grand
armies and our citizens- Major General
George H. Thomas presided, and after mu
sic by the Great Western Rind, and Drum
Taps by StWilaS, introduced Lieut. General
Sherman, who made the; welcome address,
as follows:
Fellow-Soldiers: It is made my pleasing
dutyteaddress youthis evening Wm-oral%
of welcome fur the deeds that have been
spread before you. From the city and from
the country, from the town and the village,
you haye come together, the representa
tires of your grand volunteer armies,which
responded to the country'escall in her hour
of danger and fought her batttles, some
times side by .side and sometimes far,
apart, yet always in unison. [Cheers.]
At her bidding you returned to your homes
as farmers and as mechanics, as artizans
and citizens, and after a short rest you have
again assembled, as it were, upon a pinna
cle to look back toward that vale wherein
you struggled so long, to point out to each
other the spots of,greatest 'interest, and to
live o'er again those• hours and days and
months of deepest anguish or of joy. I
know that `you have laid aside forever the
feelings of aninhoSity and anger which you
may have entertained; and that you have
dropped hatooblivion the little jealousies and
rivalriesof the hour. You now stand here
with hands extended in fraternal friend
ship, whb haye rather gloried in the right
to defend the fiagtf your country on land
and sea. You have fought for the Union of
our fathers,—[cheers]—and the flag of our
whole-country. [Cheers.] No mere self.
glorification now animates you, but a just
pride in your own actions, and a deep, in-.
tense love of the comrades who stood by
your side in the hour of deadly strife and
shouted with you in the hour of. victory.
[Cheers.] Happily, my friends, you did
not belong to that class of our people in
whose hearts was planted from youth the
pernicious doctrine of Statepower, and that
the citizen should loves part of the coun
try better than the whole. [Applaused
You were reared in a better school and
taught to revere, the Constitution of your
whole country, and to love the wise and
genial influences under which are assured
the largest measure of security and happi
ness consistent with the safety of the whole.
We believe that the will of the majority
should rule.,. We believe that in this we,
have discovered a panacea for the ills that
have from the earliest history of thp world
ravaged and afflicted the human family.
But we were no exception to the ( general
rule, that minorities . will not:always bow
peaceably to the decision of the majority,
and - found that we must maintain the priv
ileges of our birthright by force. You
may search history in yam for a more fla
grant violation of faith than that which, re
suited in our civil war. - Never were
a., people more ruthlessly, more un
willingly dragged_ into a long and
' blocidy conflict,.;:and never was the utterly unprepared for the at
tempt. To prepare for danger was called
cowardice, and the whole; civilized world
was taught to'belleve that the broad stripes
on our - flag were to be trailed in the dust,
the stars sunk forever from view, and that
our fair fabric of Union was broken up be
yond recall. Our attempts to reason wore
laughed at. Our laws were derided to
scorn. The public property-was seized, and
a war begun. Men wasted their eloquence
in the vain attempt to avert this storm.
Statesmen exhausted the last , peaceful rem
edy. And not until this time.was the last ar:-
biter resorted to. The voluntary sol
dier then stepped forth into the
field and offered his life and his'
service to defend and maintain the
Government- against all its enemies, and oath that Rebellion and Anarchy
should not rule this land of ours, but that
Liberty, Justice and Law should be restor
ed to their rightful throne. [Cheered( Ha
has kept his word, and you now ; behold
the good Ship of State again full rigged and
once more on her free course towards a
glorious future. You know that mu gag is
Not a star has, been
still the [Cheers,]
lost, not a star dimmed. That Same flag we
have followed so often in the'
_glare' of a
scorching owl, by the mo,pn'ffi pge,bea;ms,
by the light of the blazing> pine torch, now
waves alert . victory and peace. Shall I
not, then, claim for you. who repre
sent this ideal volunteer, the higher honor,
yea, the highest honor that is conceded by
mortal On - Wet., You can easily recall
how long the war seemed`to us snits prog
ress; but how sbort, even now, looking
back on it; ifter a period of a little more
tium' three lean. How.- inconceivably
short, then, will !. it appear to those who
a hundred years hence will pope,throngh
the pages Of histeryto learn of the events
and causes that led five millions of people
to - rebel when cilifigliabt of oppression - or
tyrant' was ever alleged. _We owe it to,
them, whilst' still in the vigor of life
and health, to record the parts we ' '
played played ' in • - the . grand ' rams- of life; •
with the motives and f hags that ac
tnited tue,Wengh'its Vane stages. Many •
.s.' time an oft you have:lain upon the bare
ground; 'with no Canopy above'you but that
of heaven with its - hosts of glitterl4
stars, andel: know;you:have , dreamed- of a'
time to'come, when seated in peace and se
curity, surrounded by admiring." friends,
you would be crowned with a light such as
now hangs over your heads. Accept this,.
then, as•tlie fruition of;:yeur - dreams, and
enjoy the hour. [Chders.], ' ' ' --
Four of your Comtadea r onefrOm:each of
the armies specially represented here, will
address you on the deeds you have done.
Give them a willing - and attentive ear; and
when you go back to your homes, tell them
all that these armies,,though dispersed in.
the flesh, yet live in the shirit as strong
and enthusiastic aS they were four years
ago, when in 'the very death grapple with
the enemies of our country and civilization.
Arid now, in the name of the Committee
that haves made these preparations, I ex
tend to you all a cordial greeting—to the
veteran of 1861, to the recruit of 1865, yea.
to the convert of the very last hour of
grace: In the name of the people of Chi
cago, who have provided the means, I bid
you welcome and assure you that a seat
awaits you at every fireside, and in the
name of every patriot of the land I give
you welcome, and tell you that the light
ning's flash is not swift enough to satisfy
their yearning hearts to know what is done
here this night. The presence of the men
about me, their high office, and the duties
they have left to be - with you here, all at
test the interest anclgrandeur of the occa
sion, and in their names, too, comrades all,
I. bid you thrice welcome. [Tremendous
applause.] .
Song by Hie Glee Club, ',America."
General Belknap spoke to his comrades
of the. Army of the Tennessee It all
seems like a dream. The insult to the flag;
the President's call for troops; the great.,
uprising of the people; the unfurling to the
breeze from every mast and stall and spire
of the North of the nation's emblem; the
enthusiastic meetings of men to deVise
ways and means to strike a blow to save
the nation; the prompt response of the
young men of i the - laud; the mustering of
the argued hosts; the waving of handker
chiefs; the baud shaking; the kissing at
parting; the first battles in the West; the
cage; demand for men; the victory of Tort
Donelson; the field of Shiloh; the opening
of the Isitssissippi; the siege of Vicksburg;
the ilankings, and, finally, the surrender
of the iebel armies; the ,joy. of that hour
turned to grief by the death of.the nation's
chief; the final march to Washington; the
grand review oat the -nation's Capitol; the
muster out. All of those events were
passed in review by the speaker.
.. , ot;xmiAr.. criorr. ~• •
'General Charles Croft;t6. delivered an
oration of over an .hour's length on the Army of the Cumberland His discourse
was principally devoted to the considera
tion of the following topics: Ist. The prom
inent characteristics of the rebellion; 2d.
the origin of the Armof the Cumberland
and its exploits in the
great struggle for
the. life of the Republic; 3d. Its peculiari
ties as a distinct army in the field; 4th. The
teachings of the war. He briefly alluded
to, tho long chain of causes, stretching
through more than a generation, which
had estranged the North and South. .It
was not any single cause which brought
abont the war, but a combination _of
many. - Tho• most noteworthy 'of the .
-causes . was - the persistent effort made by
the South SAM shape federal' legislation
as to foster ettid extend the institution of
African slavery, and to establish certain
dogmas known as the doctrine of- State
rights. This rebellion, Stripped of all polit
ical and other surroundings, was an effort
on tho part of eleveri States of the Union by
force of arms to throw off the Federal Gov
ernment and establish ' a Confederation:
which should perpetuate the barbarisms of
' African'. slavery and perpetuate the polit
ical -heresy of State rights. It was
a . fratricidal .._; war.' .. The hand of
brother. was arrayed against brother
and lather against; son.. •It was a war
of sentiment. The South:. was fighting •
for a cherished set - of social and political
ideas which had been instilled from the
cradle upwards. The
_North, at the start,
contended for the integrity of our Govern
ment, but as the contest deepened the free
dom of the negro assumed a prominent
position, and before the war closed this be
came ti,(ruling sentiment. -
. The Army of the .Cumberland had its
origin as follows: The germ of the arnifof
the Cumberland consisted of that porti n
of the Federal soldiery first organized it
Louisville, 'Kentucky, in the summer f
1861, by uen. Robert Anderson. The bu k
of these original troops were Western volt n
leers, chiefly from the States of Ohio, In T
ana and Kentucky. Gen. Anderson NS
succeeded in command by Gen. W. T. Sh r
man, and he by Gen. Buell, who was in is
,turn succeeded by Gen. Rosecrans, a d
finally General George 11. Thomas beca , e
its leader. <Gen. Croft minutely detai ed
the operations of the Army of the Cumb tr
land from the beginning to the close of its
exertions. .
Gen. J. D. Cos spoke for the Army of the
Ohio. 'Although he was here as the repre
sentative of the Army of the Ohio, he would
speak only briefly of what related to that
organization, and hasten to the inquiry,
How an Army Society may be made to pro
duce 'some desirable results? By throwing
light- on the history of the war, or ,by a
thorough and. scientific criticism of
its events? The Army of the Ohio,
which' last bore that name, was
organized in the summer of 1863 and con
sisted at that time of;the. Ninth and Twen
ty-third corps and a cavalry corps, besidei
garrisons of tromps in various parts of the
Department. Its regiments came from
Ohlo,,lndlana, Illinois, Kentucky and East
Tennessee, and diming the first year of its.
new organization had the benefit of the
systematic discipline of General Hartsuff.
After a brief period it passed under the
control of General Stoneman, and finally,
just before the opening of the sprhig of 1884,
the present Secretary of War, General
Schofield, became its permanent com.
General Cox then traced the fighting his
tory' of this army of Ohio from its inaugur
ation to its close. His oration was more
than an honed length.
• • •
General Coggswell 'ipO. ke ior:tho".A.irify
of Gebigie.- Wile following is- the 'opening
paragraph : More than three...years d a
half have now-passed : since we laid, down.
our arms and were
Since turning from the arts or war Ire took
up the better arts of
. peace, and - although
now neither wars nor rcunere-'lit_idis
turb us, but peace rather is everywhere as
sured, the old. flag, more than'evernow the
emblem of true nationality; liberty--and
valor, floats under every" sky respected and.
nnassailed, yet are we, the former members
of Sherinanra armies, once more assembled
at the call of.oureommanderM"` But it is to
meet as citizens, quietly and in,peace, in , a
loyal eity;' irith no clank of _the shbre, no
!Bound Zif-the musket, _ no sound of the- artil
lery,, pp wagons. blocking up the roads, and
with neithe r warner panoply of war. We
meet-not,begge ,we Are soldiers, but be
cause w 6 have been soldiers, and because
, hero and-at this time we want to revive the
associations of oUrpast, to recall to memory
- the experiences of the camp, the bivouac
and the fieid;'• to strengthen those friend
ships, which are friendships only known
to those who have fought by each other's
side, and which are not broken by every
breeae thabblows. We meet to refresh our
memory or thoseuleeds which go to make
up the brilliant record of our countrymen
in antis' on so many fields of battle. In
flney•weseet, to bring again to mind that
communion of exposure, of hardship, of
daring, of pleasure and of pain, of glory
amp of victory, which has already rna'fle
present and absent, brothers forever more.
Gen. Cogswell then detailed the "March
to the Sea." in which this army bore a con
spicuous part. This was followed by "Re
treat" by the Band and "Taps" by the Drum
Corps, and the audience dispersed.
Gen. illatney's Account of His Superin
tendence—Statement of Gen. Sully. .
CEy the Pittsburgh Gazette. ]
Sr. Louts, December 15.—General •H'ar.
ney arrived here last, evening from the
Upper Missouri River, where he has Been
superintending the lecation of the Indians
upon reservations. Gen. Harney's head
quarters were at Peoria Bottom, about
fifteen miles below Fort Sully. The differ 7
ent tribes have been settled on separate resL
ervations, as follows: First,'at the mouth
of Whetstone creek, thirty miles above
'Fort Randall, are established a portion of
Brutes and Ogallallas from Fort Laramie.
and the Platte. Among these are the French
half-breeds, Bordeaux, Carey Bissoute and
Charley Garreau. The. Indians here num
ber two thousand five hundred. About
one bandied buildings were erected this
season, including the Agency building, a
saw mill and school house. Some two hun
dred acres of cotton land have been broken
up, and seed corn, wheat, peas and beans
had been procured for, sowing in the spring.
, This is supplied with provisions enough to
last nntilthe first of May next. The Indi
ans seemed to be contented, enjoying their
dance and keeping a drum going all night.
The next reservation is called the'Clie
enue reservation,. and is located ten miles
below the mouth of the Big Cheyenne river.
The tribes settled here are the two Kettles,
Sacs, Ares, Minecoryous, and,a portion of
the lower Yanktons, numbering in all about
two thousand.. The number in Spring will
amount in all, at this point, to six thousand
three hundred. Agency buildings, a steam
saw mill, store house, . physicians' resi
dence, oesides other buildings, have been
erected; ind working cattle and farming
utensils have been purchased. Lieut.
Ladley was left in-charge of this settle
ment. (
.The next point established by Gen. Har
ney is at Grand River, one hundred; miles
below- Fort Rice, where pardons of the Up
per Yanktons, Uncapphas, Cut heads, Black
feet and Sioux, numbering forty-Tive hun
'dred, have been assembled. The balance
,of the above tribes are out hunting buffalo
near the Black Hills, it being desirable to
keep them out on account ef the prospect
of a lack of provisions should they all
mime in, whiCh would swell the'total num
ber at this point to eleven thousand... ..
" Some of the Ynnktons were Permitted to
make to temporary settlement ion the east,
side of the river, outside the .reservation,
Gen. Harney taking the responsibility of
allowing' them to 'stay for the present. A.
saw mill and other buildings have been
erected on this reservation. ..
Spotted Tall was at the forks of theiWhite
river with Swift Bear, Standing 'Blk and
Big Mouth, all notedrlndian celebrltles re
cently from the North Platte. Some of the
, Brute war parties were with them. 1 'They
said they were hunting buffalo on the Re
publican and got into a fight. Spotted Tail
lost nearly all his horses, they being worn
out and the General gave him a supply of
stock to with again.
A reservation will be established at this
point for the Brutes, and it is in contempla-
tion to open another at Moreau, forty miles
below Grand river, for the Blackfeet Sioux,
who are at present 'drawing 'supplies ftom'
Grand river. Although it was late In the
season when operations were commenced,
'9,ooo,lndians Kaye been .induced to settle
on the reservations, and fed and comforta
' bly housed, with the - elements of civiliza
tion placed within their reach. '
General Harney will visit Washington
before- returning to the Sioux 'country,
With a view .Of obtaining from Congress a
ratification of 'the Sioux treaty made at
Fort Rice last July, and to await the adop
tion of such legislation as will enablethem
to carry out the work so auspiciously be
gun. An additional appropriation is need
ed. The General has the utmost confidence
in the plan now inaugurated on the Sioux
reservation. He says the greatest fear that
fills the mind of the-Indian is starvation.
Feed him and he will be content.
An Ellsvrorth, Kansas, letter' of the 10th
inst. says: General Sully arrived at:Fort
Harker, from General Sheridan's camp, be-
low Fort Dodge, a few days ago. The Gen
eta thinks that with the exception of some
roving bands of young. braves, who still
continue to infest the roads and attack
small parties, the hostile 'lndians have
taken . refuge in the . Carnanche country on
and near the staked plains. Here the cam
paign will' be conducted this winter, but
General Sully thinks it will be impossible
to end this war this winter, on account of
the character and extent of the country in
which the savages; have taken refuge, and
that it will be transferred in the spring to
the country north - of the Arkansas river
and :along the line of the Kansas Pacific
ItailrOad. General Sully, does not know
preelifielY what 'are Gen. Sheridan's plans,
bat thinks he is returning northward by
way Of Forts Arbuckle and Gibson..
lEy Telegraph to the Pittibargh Gazette.)
WASHINGTON, Dedember 16, 18438.
-AMU has been proposed, which will be
probably be introduced in Congress in a
day or two, which will - provide for the re
demption or the present nickel coinage at
the office of the Treasurer and Assistant
tmeasurer of the Unitedi3tates, its place. to
be supplied by a new series of small coin
in circulation. t • .
senate Contnittee have postponed
:action on , the House tariff bill •to allow the
opposing tikteteiti to be heard.
Th e insurgents at Cadiz Surren
dered—Great Distress• Among
the Poor—Reactionary Neve
• merit Spreading Throughout
gpaiss—The English Parliaw
went—Queen Victoria's Speech
.—Pardon of Fenians Asked—
War Speck in Turkey:
1.133- Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
CA,DIZ, Sunday Afternoon, December 13,
via Xeres, Sunday night.—The Insurgents
surrendered their arms to the American
Consul, who, according to arrangements
previously made, turned them over to the
military authorities. From eight to nine
'thousand troops and nine war vessele were
ready to attack at noon. All is quiet now.
The flag carried by the Insurgents was tri
color. Over thirty thousand •persons have
left the city. There It great distress among
the poor whoremain, and among those who
fled to the adjacent towns. All foreign
Consuls and their families, except . the
Swedish andiArrierican, have left the city.
There are thirty-seven barricades In Cadiz.
The American Consul's house was. tilled
with refugees, women and children.
General .Deroda entered Cadiz at two
o'clock this afternoon, with all his troops.
The Insurgents sewn satisfied with the re
sult. Their feelings are .in favor of a Re.
public. There were five hundred persons
killed and wounded on both sides during
the week. The 'United States steamer
Swatara arrived yesterday. Heavy rains
prevailed _lately, causing interruption to
telegraphic communication, , and adding
greatly to the suffering or the refugees.
No arrests have been made, nor any con,
templated. The Government promises to
act magnanimously. Distinguished honors
were paid to the American flag during the
MADRID, December 14.—Notwithstanding
the surrender of Cadiz by the insurgents, .
there is a reactionary movement spreading
throughout Spain. - Disturbances are prev
alent in many places. The National Guard
was called.out yesterday to prevent the
workmen from rising. Families continue
to leave Madrid infear of coming troubles.
The poor are in a fearful condition' and
buSiness is ;paralyzed.
The Governor. of Tarragona telegraphed.
the Carlists were fomenting agitations in
the • environs of Mina Blanc; that associa
tions formed have branches all over the
country, and Marquis , Viluna is President
of the organization.. his ostensibly formed
for the pretecttion and unity of Catholicism,
but is really established for the propaga
tion of absolute principles, preparatory to
a rising in favor of Don Carlos. •
It is stated that the peaceful termina
,tion of the insurrection in Cadiz had been
effected owing to the good offices of Amer
ican Consul Farrel. • •
MADRID, December 15.—Political affairs
are still unsettledi throughout the country,
and great distress is experienced among the
poor here. Trade is almost at a stand still.
Several joninals here have been prosecuted
by the Government for 'favoring the . Cadiz
insurrection. General Dulce went to Cadiz,
to embark for Havana: Duke Mohtpensier,
has returned to Lisbiin, findinrthat the
Cadiz insurrection was pot in his favor, but
in the interest of the Democrats.
Connor, December. 14.—Asivices from
the Western -coast of Africa report that
the Spanish inhabitants of Fernando PO
were holding a great jubilee over the d own
fall of the Spanish Bourbons.
LONDON:, December 15.—The members of
the House of Commons attended at the bar
of the House of Lords to-day, when a brief
speech from the Queen was . read, by the
Royal Commission. It is as follows
"Since the time when her Majesty deemed
it right to call yon together for the consid
eration of many grave and important mat
ters, several vacancies have occurred in
the House of Commons, owing to the aa
ceptance of office from tluz Crown by mem
bers of that• House. It is, therefore; Her
Majesty's pleasure that an:opportunity may
be given to issue writs kir supplying the
vacancies so occasioned, and that after a
suitable recess you may pioceed - to the
consideration of such maters as will then
be laid before you." -
At the conclusion of the reading -the•
:Commons withdrew to their chamber. The
ilouse of Lords then adjourned . to meet on
the . llth of February, and the House of
Commons also adjourned to meet on the
29th of December.
x:iiiihave been issued foilhi elections
to filliiicant seats.
John Bright has.issued an address to his
constituents in Birmingham, preliminary
to his' re4lectiorc. 'He says:, hare ac
cepted office in Mr. Gladstone's administra
tion, and must obtain .your sanction. I
trust the chnfidence you have so long placed
in me will not be withdrawn.".
Baxter, member of CoMmons for Mont
rose, has been, appointed Secretary to the
The new Ministry have decided to recall
Earl Mayo from India and retain Sir John
Lawrence as Vicerey for one year, at the
expiration of which the Marquis of Sails
burV will be appointed to that post.
Memorials to the Queen; asking for the re
lease of fenians imprisoned in various parts
of the kingdom, were circulated and ex
tensively signed at all the Catholic churches
on. Sunday last. •
VissNA, December 14.—1 u compliance
with the demands of the Turkish !ultima
tum, the Greek government is rep:ested
to disband its voltmteer corps; and, $o fer- -
bid Grecian officials from participat , in
the Cretan insurrection, and also to:permit
families of insurgents to return to Crete.
Greece refuses those demands and looks
upon themes offensive. The Turkish min,
later is preparing to depart from Athens.
VIENNA, December 15.—The semi-official
correspo . ndence of this city has the folio*,
ing special despatch: "Constantinop/e;More
day Night—The Greek Minister and_sevseral
of the Greek residents here have left Con
stantinople." 1 f •
The same paper, 'publishes a despatch
from Athens stating the , puirish Minister.
has left that eity'and. the people made en
thusiastic deMonstratlcine before the Abler
lean, English, Prussian - and Russian embus
SourmsiturroN, • DOcember 15.=The
steamship - Uniori from •New York arrived
to-day. -
QUE LIZOTOww, December 15.= Arrived,
the steamer City of Washington, from New
York. , . .
.Lorrnoar, , Dectimber* 15.--Consols 92% for
money, and 92%022% account. , Five-teen-
ties quiet and steady atl4%. Stocks quiet.
Erie,27olllnoia.96. •
Fic&rmrowr; December -15.—Bonds 78jf.
- Piiire; December . Ib.--Bourne dull At7K,