WASHINGTON, April 6.—Judging from pre-sent indications, the deficiency appropriation bill, embracing about $8,000,000 for the army, will be defeated in its present form.
There is an increasing disposition in Congress to check further movements of the Utah expedi-tition.
The entire military force contemplated to be thrown into Utah is about 5,000 men. Senator Davis' physical condition has become more critical. He has lost the sight of one of his eyes.
April 7 —Much solicitude is expressed concerning the de-ficiency appropriation bill, which is now more necessary than ever, and is threatened with defeat in its present form. The interest is heightened by the fact that the Utah expedition depends upon its passage, and money is wanted for the imme-diate necessities of the service.
The Senate returned the Kansas bili to the House to-day by general agreement. The House will take it up to-morrow at 1 o’clock.
Dennis Murphy was unanimously confirmed to day by Senate, as paymaster at Harper's Ferry.
WASHINGTON, April 6.—The House went into Committee on the Whole on the deficiency ap-propriation bill.
The appointment of P. F. Smith as first in command of the Utah expedition, has exaspera-ted Gen. Harney.
The War Department was besieged by Har-ney's friends to-day, who wish him appointed to a separate command elsewhere. There is great excitement on the subject.
Mr. Colt, it is understood, has made a contract with the War Department for $1,000,000 worth of his arms.
Messrs. Foley and English authorize the contradiction of any reported change on their part in favor of Lecompton.
A bill is soon to be introduced providing for the raising of five additional regiments of regu-lars.
The War Department has already been offered ten regiments of volunteers.
It is intended to reinforce Gen. Johnson with 6,000 men, including two regiments of volun-teers.
Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico and Kansas are to furnish the main body of the regulars.
Gen. Smith will leave on Wednesday en route for Utah, to assume command. Negotiations are again entertained here for the purchase of Sonora and other Mexican Ter-ritories. Overtures for this purpose by Com-onfort's government, were declined, on account of the high price demanded, but it is bel eved that now better terms are to be had
The special messenger sent here by Guarez will not be received by the Administration, in consequence of Mr. Forsyth's action in recog nizing Zulogas' government. The latter will retain Robles, the present minister.
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