Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 25, 1876, Page 7

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 25, 1876 Page 7
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BLAINE. The Maine Member Beads to Ibe House Ills Long-Promised Explanation, He Makes a Complete Denial of the Arkansas Bond Story. jni] Explains Hon and When Do Obtained the Bonds in Question. Letters Iron) Dillon, Scott, and Others In Support of His Statement Hr. Blaine's Views as to tho Relations Between Congressmen and Cor porations, The Refutation Considered Con clusive So Far us It Goes. Vet Thero Arc Points of Vital Interest Be guiling Solution. Ernrial Diecaten to The Chierm Tribune. Washington, D. C„ April 21.—Sir. Blaine’s statement was listened to by a largo audiouco with tb® closest possible attention. Avery gen eral comment at tho close was, “Excellent if it covers the grounds.’ 1 The following points of criticism upon it aroquilo current: There is no denial of any kind from Mr, Rollins, made after the Harrison publication. Theto is nothing from James F. Wilson, of lowa, a Government Di rector who has boon widely quoted as authority for the statement that Mr. Blaine bad made an explanation of this matter to him quite at variance with ' tho on® made to-day. Mr. Harrison, tho Government Director, was carefully ignored, and also tho fact that this 864,000 transaction was tho sub ject of Investigation by the Government Direc tors. The explanation of bis dealings in various securities of a land-grant railroad, wbtlo a mem ber of Congress, in which stress was laid on tho fact that tho road was helped by tb® Stato and not by Congress, is regarded aa VERY WEAK, since tbo State aid was gftnled as a consequence of help from Congress. Tboro**nns given for not asking foranln ’-tlgatioo ate ».jqd to bo valid. Thoquoa- Uon .. , B kod on all olden. ~,, Mr . qiblqo any -iqto reluctant to . to< , by tho Doniw. ra ts than Mr. BriHi*. , latter has within t> fow weeks demanded v*. beard by one committal, openly defied another, and demanded to bo heard oy it besides, and has given two others all tho information in his power as to persons and records that could throw any light on tho charges made against falm. In ovory case he has challenged tho full est inquiry. Besides this, in Mr. Blaine's case tbo various charges against him cannot bo in vestigated unless ho himself or bis friends de mand it, since ho waa A MEMBER OP ANOTHER CONGRESS, when all the matters involved occurred. 8o tbo Domoorats aro precluded from ordering an in quiry tbat will cover tho wholo case. Tho sin gle mattor*of the 840,000 transaction may eomo out botorelho Judiciary, but It cannot go out lido of tbat. Tho fooling is quite common to-night that be fore this matter can bo regarded as settled tho iworn testimony of Messrs. Harrison and Wil son, Government Directors; of Mr. Rollins, and of the officers of tbo Pacific Road, must bo taken os to TUB EXACT NATURE OP THE TRANSACTION Mr. Harrison has made known, and of which nothing more is known since Mr. Blaine’s ex planation than was known before. While Mr. Blaiuo himself did not mention Mr. Harrison, some of bis friends aro apparently seeking to discredit him by denouncing him as a man of no character, and ono who cannot ho believed. This will bo nows wherever ho is known. ANOTHEU VIEW OF THE CASE. Bvteial hitmlthlo The Chicago tribune, Washington, D. 0.. April 2i.— Blaine's friends and many of bis political enemies maintain that bis answer is unexceptionable and inassailablo. They say it is frank, comprehensible, and con clusive, and that the Democrats could not refute It by an investigation. They say that by it Mr. Blaine has cleared his name of the stain which his onemio* had sought to cast upon it, Gen. Garfield, in the midst of a circle of friends, said to Blaine that there was only one point which could possibly bo criticized. That was, Blaine had not stated <ho amount ot Uttio Bock & Fort Rmitb bonds ho bought on wbioh ho lost the f 20,000. Blame's reply was that he could have easily said that if ho had thought of it. lie could cosily have done it. but that It never occurred to him. 110 thought that ho had already said too much In his statements about matters that wore not covered by the charges. Lamar, who listened closely to every word, said that Blaine's reply to the charges upon him was unanswerable. [To the AuoeiaUd freea.) Mil. ULAINE’fI HI'EECH. IViSJiiNOTOK, I). 0., April 24.—1 n tbo House (o*d»Vi late ia tbo afternoon, Mr. Blaine ob tained ihu floor, and spoke at some length in denial of the stories concerning his alleged con nection with certain transactions in Pacific Rail road bonds. The following Is the full text of bis speech; Mn. Si'EAKER; With tbo leave of tbo House so kindly granted, I shall proceed to submit cer tain facts and correct certain errors personal to myself. Tbo date of tbo correspondence em braced in my statement will show that it was Impossible forme to make it earlier. 1 shall bo as brief as circumstances will permit. For some months past a charge against me bos been circu lating in private, and was recently made public, designing to show that I bod in some indirect manner received the large sum of $(14,000 from (bo Union Pacific Railroad Company in 1871, for what services or what purposes baa never been elated. Tbo alleged proof of this serious ao-‘ cuaatioD was baaed, according to the original story, upon tbo authority of K. 11. Rollins. Treasurer of Ibo Union Pacific Company, who. U was averred, bad full knowledge that I got the money, and also upon tbo authority of Morton, Bliss & Co., bankers, of Now York, through whom tbo draft for 461,000 was said to have been negotiated for my benefit, as they con fidentially know. Hearing of this charge six weeks in advance of its publication. 1 procured the following statement from TUB TWO rUINOIPAP WITNESSES who were (looted as having such dofluilo knowl edge against me > Haw Youk, April 6, im.—rhe Hon. J. 0. Waint, ITtw/unofotv—Dead 8m j In answer to your inquiry we beg to state that no draft, note, or check, or other evidence of value, baa ever paued through our books In which you were known or supposed to have any in* tweet of any kind, direct or Indirect. Very respectful* Vy, MOBTOM, lILW S Co. Also thofollowlup: Ornc* or the Union I’acifio lUii.loid Company, Boston, March 31. —The lion. J, (1. Warn*, Watkins ton—DxarSiu: In rcapomo to your Inquiry, 1 beg have to atala that I havo been Treasurer of tho Union ftdflo Itallroid Company since April 8,1871, and have necessarily known of all dlsborsemrnta made ainco that date. During that entire period, up to the pres ent time, I am aura that no mouoy baa Wn paid In any way or to any person by the Comoany in wbicn you ware interested ui any manner whatever. 1 make mis statement in Justice to the Company, to you, and to myself. Vary respectfully, *. U. Hollins, Soma portions, on reading tbo letter of Mor* tom Oliats 4 Co., said that its denial Boomed to hocopflned to auv payment that bad passed through tbelr “ nooks," whereas they might have paid a draft la which 1 was interested, and yet no entry of It be mads on tbelr books. On ibis criticism being made to tho ttrm, they at •nos addressed me _ TUB FOLLOWING LETTEB S Hew Tone. April 13, 1670,—r/j« lion. J. O. Dtaint. ytuhinaton, JJ. C.—Vm Bin S It baa Uea auegeated to ua that our letter of the fith luat. waa not auiuuiont* ly Induajfo or exclmiTe. In that Utter wo (Utml that no draft, note, or check, or other evidence of value bad ever paaaed through our booke la which you were known or euppotod to nave any lotexeat. direct or In direct. ]t may be proper for ua to add that nothing baa been paid by ua lu any form, or at any time, to any pettoa or any eurporatlon In which you were known, behaved, or euppoeed to have any InUrert whatever. W® remain, very respoclfnlly, your obedl* ent servants, Monrcm, Bliss k Co. Tho (wo witnesses quoted for tb® original chare® having thus effectually disposed of it, tb® enargo itself reappears IN ANOTillht FORM, to this effect, viz. t that a curtain draft was ne gotiated at tho house of Morton, Bliss A Co. in 1871, through Thomas A. Scott, then President of tho Union I’toifla Hallway Company, for tho sum of (04,000, and that 876,000 of tho bonds of tho Litllo Bock A Fort Smith Railroad Company woro pledged as col lateral! that the Union Pacific Company paid tho draft and took up tho collateral ; that tho cash proceeds of it went to mo, and that 1 had furnished, or sold, or in somo way convoyed or transferred to Thomas A. Scott these Little Book A Fort Smith bonds which had been used as col lateral! that tho bonds in reality had be longed to mo, or some friend or con stituent of rslno for whom I was acting. I endeavor to stato tho charge in its boldest form and in all its phases. I desire boro and now to declare that all and every part of this story that connects my name with It is absolute lv untrue, without one particle of foundation in fact, and without a tittle of evidence to substan tiate it. I never bad any transaction of Any kind with Thomas A. Scott concerning bonds of the Little Bock A Fort Smith Road, or bonds of any other railroad, or any business to any way connected with railroads, directly or indirectly, immediately or remotely. I never had any busi ness transaction whatever with the Union Pa cific Railroad Company, or any of its officers, or agents, or representatives, and never in any manner received from that Company, directly or indirectly, A BINuLB DOUiAIt IN MONET, OR STOCKS, OR BONUS, or other form of valno : and as to tho particular transaction referred to, I never so much as hoard of it until nearly two yearn after its alleged oc currence, when it was talked of at the lime of tho Credit Mobihor investigation of 187;}. But, whllo my denial may bo conclnsivo, I elioul I greatly regret to bo compelled to leave the matter there. lam fortunately able to boh tam my own declaration by tho most conclusive evidence the case Admits of or human testi mony can supply. If any person or pontons know tho truth or falsity of these charges, It must bo the officers of tho Union Pacltio Railroad Com- Pany. 1 accordingly addrosoed a note to the resident of that Company,—a gentleman who had been a Director of the Company from its organization, 1 believe, and who has a more thorough acquaintance with its business transac tions, probably, than any other man. Tb® cor respondence, which 1 bore submit, will explain itself, and leave nothing to bo said. I will road tho letters iu their proper order. They need no comment. BLAINE TO PRESIDENT DILLON. Washington. D. O. April IS.—Sidney Dillon, £>7., Preeident Union Pacific Itailroad—DzA » 8m: You bavo doubtless observed the scandal now la circula tion in regard to my having been interested In certain bonds of tho Llttlo Hock & Fort Bmitti Railroad, al leged to have been purchased by your Company In Kill, it is due (0 mo, I tbiuk, that somo statement m regard to that subject should bo mada by yourself os the oßlcial head of tbo Union Pacific Railroad Com pany. Very respectfully, J. Q. Blurb. TUB REPLY. Office or the Union Pacific lUilboid, New York, April 15.— The Won. ,/nmu O. tUame, Il’uihiny f„n—Dead Sid: I nave your favor of the 13th init., and, Id reply, desire to say that 1 have this day writ ten Col. Thomas A. Hcott, who was President of tbo Union Pacific Railroad Company at the time of tho transaction referred to, a loiter, of which I send a copy herewith. On receipt of bis reply I will inclose It to you. Very respectfully, Sidney Dillon, President. Office Union Pacific Railroad, New Yobs, April 19,1870 Cpf. Thomas A. Scott, PhVadtlvhia— Dear Bin : Tbo press of tbo country are making al 'Motions that certain bonds of tbo Little Rock & Fort dfio'liuit(RM ( l Company, purposed by Uio Union l*a tb# Ron. JamwOlW in 1871, wore fr T In some form went to BVSV of Maine, or that the avails edgo of tbeso facts reals wltiT'-fit, and (bat tho knowl pany and with yourself. Tbeso staffleers of tbo Corn rious both to Mr. lilalue and to tbo UnWlt* aro inju road Company, There were never any farlflc Hall rant them, and I think that a statement to tbo putr 1s duo both to you and myself. I desire, as President of tbo Company, to repel any such inference In the moat emphatic manner, and would bo glad to hear from you on the subject. Very respectfully, Sidney Dillon, President. bcott’b letter. Office ov the Union Pacific Railroad, New Tour, April 3‘J, 1870.— The lion. James a, lilaint, Washington— Dear Sir : As I advised you some days ago, I wrote CoLlTbomas A. Hcott, and beg leave to Inclose you bis reply. I desire further to say that I was a Director of the Company and a member of tbe Executive Committee In 1871, and to add my testimony to that of Col. Hcotl’s In verification of all that be bos stated in tho Inclosed letter. Truly yours, Sidney Dillon, President. Philadelphia, April 31,1070.— Sidney Villon, Tf*?., President IT. V, It. Jt., Sexo York— My Dkau Bin: Z have your letter under date of New York, April 18, 1870, stating that tho press of tbe country aro making allegations that certain bonds of tho Little Rock h Fort Broltb Railroad, purchased by tho Union Pacific Railroad Company In 1871, woro obtained from tbe Hon. J. Q. Rhine, of Maine, or that tbo avails lu some form wont to hla benefit; that tbero never were any fade to warrant tbo statements: that It Is your desire, as President of tbe Company to repel any auch infer ence In tbe moat emphatic manner; and asking mo to make a statement In regard to tbe matter, lu reply I beg leave to aay tbat, much an I dlallko tbo tdoa of entering Into any of tbo controversies tbat aro before tbo public lu tbeso days of scaudal, from which but fow men In publlo Ufo seem to bo exempt. I foci it my duly to state that the Little Rock k Fort Bmitb bonds purchased by tbo Union Pacific Railroad Company In 1871 were uot purchased or received from Mr. Rhine, directly o. Indirectly, and that of tbo money paid by tbe Union Pacific Railroad Company, or of avails of sold bonds, not one dollar wont to Mr. Dlalnn or to any porouna whom or for bis benefit In any form. All statements to tbo effect tbat Mr. Dlalno over bad any transaction with mo, directly or tmllrrct • ly, involving money or valuables of any kind, aro ab solutely without fouudation lu fact. 1 take pleasure In making ibis statement to you, and you may use It in any manner you deem best for tbe Interests of tbe Union Pacific Railroad Company. Very truly yonre, Thomas A, Scott. ELAINE ON INVESTIGATIONS. And this closes tho testimony I have wished to offer. Several newspapers, soma of thorn douUloss from friendly motives, havo urged that I should ask for a committee to Investigate those charges. 1 might have done that, and awaited the delay and slow progress that in evitably attend all CougtcsHlonal investigations. Throe and a half years ago I moved a committee to Investigate the OrodU-Mobilior charges, and though every particle of proof in complete ex culpation of myself was boforo tho Committee in thirty-six hours after its first meeting, 1 was compelled to wait for more than two mouths, in deed seventy full* days, boforo I got a public report exonerating and vindicating mo from the charges. If 1 had asked for a Committee to inves tigate the ponding matter,l shuld havo been com pelled to wait its necessarily slow notion, with the charges all the while hanging over mo un denied and unanswered ; and. ponding tho pro ceedings of au investigation which 1 had my self asked, propriety would have forbidden my collecting and publishing tho decisive proofs which 1 have now submitted. For those rea sons I have deemed that tho shortest and most expeditious mode ot vindication was tbo ono which 1 was bound to cbooso by every consid eration of myself personally and of mv official relatione. I havo not omitted the testimony of a slnglo material witness to tho transaction on which tho accusation against mo is based, and, 'unless I misappre hend the scops and force of tbo testimony, it leaves no cliargo against mo. In any and all events 1 am ready to submit tho whole matter to tho candid Judgment of?tho House and countryj if the House tho thluka matter should bo further inquired into. I beg to express my ontiro readi ness to give all tho assistance in my power to make the investigation as thorough, as rigid, and as impartial as Ih possible to give a seeming corroboration or foundation to tho story which I havo dleprovod. The absurd rumor has lately appeared in cer tain newspapers that 1 was owner of from SIOO,- 000 to $250,000 of Llttlo Hock 4 Fort Smith Hall road bonds, which 1 received without considera tion, and that it was from theao bonds that Thomas A. Scott received his $76,000. Tho statement la gratuitously and utterly false. No responsible author appears anywhere for this unfounded story, but in dismissing it I desire to malts the following EIl-UCIT STATEMENT. More than twenty-throe yoara ago, in the clos ing days of Mr. Fillmore's Administration, the Government granted to the Slate of Arkansas Homo public lamia within its own limits to ho applied to tho construction of railroads in that Btato. Tho Legislature of Arkansas incorpo rated tho Little llock A Fort BmitU Ilallroad Comnauv tho same year, and cave to tho Com pany a portion of the land it had received from tho General Government to aid in tho construc tion of the road, about 6,000 acres to tho mile, 1 think, but tho Company wore auahlo to ralso any muuov for the enterprise, though they made the moat strenuous efforts, and when tho War broke out in 18CI, eight years after tho State had given tho lauds to tho Com pany, not a mile of road was built. Of coarse nothing was dono during tho War. Alter the War ail the grails of land pre viously made to Southern States wore renewed in gross in the session of 1805-’OB. Tho Little Rook ft Fort Smith Company again received a grant from tho State, and again <ned to raiso tbe money to build their road. The years 1606- 'CO-’C7 passed without tboir getting a dollar. Finally towards tho close of 18UB a company of Boston gentlemen, representing considerable capital, undertook its construction. In raising the requisite means they placed the bonds of the Company oo tho Nov England market m THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: TUESDAY, APRIL 135, 1876. tb® snnamor of 1860, offering (bora on toms which seemed very favorable'to tbs purchaser, and offering them at a lira® when in* vestment* of this kind woro fatally pop ular. In common with hundred® of other pooplo In Now England and other Earls of tb® country, 1 bought some of those ouds, not a very largo amount, paving tor thorn at precisely tb® narao rat® that others paid. I novor hoard, aud do nothellovo, that tho Little Ttoek Company. which 1 know is controlled by highly honorable men, ever parted with a hood to any person oxcopt at lb® regular price flxod for their sal®. Tho enterprise, though appar ently very promising, proved unsuccessful, as did ho many similar projects about tho samo time. I lost a considerable sum of money, OVF.It TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS, by my investment, and 1 preaumo Now En gland made a not lons of 82,000,000 in completing that road for Arkannan, aa alio has lost over 8100,000,000 bv nimilar ven tures West and South within tho last twelve years. In addition to my investment in bonds, 1 united with others in raining somo money for tho Company when it mot its iirut financial troubles. Proceedings are now pond ing in tho United Slates Circuit Court in Arkan san, to which I am a party of rocord, for reim bursement of the money so advanced. All tho bondn which I ever purchased I continued to hold, aod when tho Company was reorganized in 1874 1 exchanged them for stock and bonds in tho now concern, which I ntill own. My whole connection witli the road has boon open as day. If thoro had boon anything to conceal about it I never should bavo touched it. Wher ever concealment iejdcshoble, avoidance is ad visable; and I do not know any bolter test to apply to tho honor and fairness* of a business transaction. An to tho question of propriety involved in a member of Congress holding an investment of this kind, it must be remembered the lauds woro granted to the Stale of Arkansas ami not to the Railroad Company, ami that tho Com pany derived it* life, franchise, and value whol ly from the State, nud to the State the Company is amenable and answerable, and in no souse to Congress. Sine® 1 purchased the bonds but one act of Congress lias passed in any wav touching tho subject, and that was morolv to rectify a previous mistake in legislation, t take it when anv security, from Government bonds to town scrip, is offered at public sale to any one who can pay for it, EVERY AMERICAN 01T12EK IB FREE TO HOT. If you exclude a Representative from the in* vestment ou tho ground that in a secondary or romoto way tho legislation of Congress boa af fected or may affect the valuo of tbo article, then you exclude every man on this door not only from bolding a Government nond or a ebaro in a National Bank, but also from owning a (lock of nbeep, or a Hold of hemp, or a tobacco planta tion, or a cotton mill, or an iron furnace, for all these interests oro vitally affected by tariff login* lalion on which we vote at every session, and ou which an Important measure is oven now pond ing in Committee of tbo Whole. In tbo seven intervening years since tbo Little Rock & Foil timlth bonds wore placed on tho market, I know fow Investments (bat bavo not been more affected by tbo legislation of Con gress. But this case docs not require to bo shielded by anv such comparisons or citations, for I repeat tbo Little Rock Road derived all }t bad from tbo State of Arkansas and not from Congress. It was in tbo discretion of Congress to give or withhold from tbo State, but it was solely in tho discretion of tbo State to givo or withhold from tbo Little Rock Railroad Com pany. When tbo Little Rock Road fell into the dnancial troubles of wbloli I have spoken, there wore certain interests connected with it that wore under PECULIARLY IMPRESSING EMBARRASSMENTS, and tbat'ueodod relief. There bad been, at dif ferent times, very considerable talk about in ducing tbo Atlantia A Pacific Road, which, on its southern branch, was to bo a connecting lino oast and west with the Little Rock & Fortj Smith and Missouri, Kudhm & Texas ’Roads, which would be a connecting lino both north and south at a point of Junction to aid tho Little Rock A Fort Smith enterprise by taking <£tno of Its securities, a practice very common roBBK connecting roads. To both of these was 6V° cornpWion of tbo Little Rock Road in tho npri!4ijnVvM® rtanco » Accordingly boon passed by iitoxAttlo RocVrpno coupon bad series of its bonds, and nouo pasnUir on ouo other, and when there was a sanguine hoptJ'to getting tho enterprise on its foot again, tho Atlantic & Pacific Company took 8100,000 of Us bonds and 8100,000 of its stock for tbo gross sum of $70,000, and tbo Missouri, Kansas A Texas, if I remember correctly, took half tho amount at tho eamo rate. This was douo not for tbo corporation itself, but for an interest largely engaged in tho cooetrnctiou of tbo road. With tho circumstances attending the negotiation with tho Atlantic A Pacific Road I was entirely familiar, and with several of its officers j have long boon well acquainted. I also know of tho negotiation with tho Missouri, Kansas & Texas Road, though I novor to my knowledge saw any of its officers, and novor had on interview with any of them ou any subject; but iu case of both roads 1 desire to sar that tuo bonds sold to them did not belong to mo, nor did I bavo ouo dollar’s pecuniary Interest Id tbo whole transaction with cither company. Tho infamous Insinuation mado in certain quarters that 1 engaged to nso my influence in Congress for the Atlantic A Pacific Road, and also for tho Missouri. Kansas A Texas, in consideration of thoir purchasing these securities, HARDLY MERITS NOTICE. The officers and Directors of both Companies, so far as I have known ono and hoard of others, are high-toned, honorable gentlemen, and they would have justly spurned mo from their pres ence had I been willing to submit au offer so dishonorable and mutually degrading. 1 had no pecuniary stake in the negotiation, and I should Lavo loved imfamrjfor infamy's sako bad 1 bar tered my personal and official honor in tho transaction, and 1 am sure that every man con nected with either Company would repel the dis honoring suggestion ns warmly as I do myself. Tho whole affair had no more connection with Cougressioual legislation than any ono of ten thousand similar transactions that aro constantly occurring in the business world of a liko chancier, with tho insinuation Just answered is that wblch, in an irresponsible and anonymous way. attempts to coutioct tho ownership of Little Hock &■ Fort Smith bonds with the legislation of last winter respecting tbo Stalo Government of Arkansas. There aro some accusations which it is difficult to repel with sufficient force, because of their mixture of absurdity, depravity and, falsehood. 1 never hoard this stupid slander until within a few days, and 1 venture to say tlioro is not a re sponsible man in tho country of the slightest souse who can discern the romotest connection between two things that are alleged to have an intimate and infamous relation. BDMUINO tT Lot mo now, Mr. Speaker, briefly summarize what I have presented s That the story of my receiving SOI,OOO. or any oilier sum of money or otbor thing of value,from tlio Union I’aolllo llallroad Company, directly or indirectly, or in any form, in abso lutely diaprovod by tbo most conclusive toali mony. Second—'That no bond of mine was ever Hold to tbo Atlantic i I’acillc or the Missouri, Kansas A Texan llallroad Company, and that not a ainglo dollar of money from either of these com* panics over went to my prollt or bonetU. 2Vib’d—That Instead of receiving bonds of tbo Little Hock A Fort Smith Head as a gratuity, 1 never hail one except at the regular market price, and that instead of making a large fortune of that Company I have Incurred a se vere pecuniary less from my Investment in its securities, which 1 still retain, ami out of sneli affairs as this grows the popular gossip of largo fortunes amassed In Congress. I can hardly expect. Mr. Speaker, that any statement from mo will stop the work of those who have so industriously circulated those calumnies. For months post the effort has been energetic and continuous to spread those stories in private circles. Emissaries of slander have visited the editorial rooms of loading llopub lican papers from Boston to Omaha, and whisper ed of revelations to come that were too ter rible oven to ho spoken in loud tones, and at last the revelations have boon made. 1 am now. Mr. Speaker, in the fourteenth year of a not Inactive service in this hall. I nave taken ana have given blows. I have no doubt said many things in the heat of debate which I would now gladly recall. 1 have no doubt given voles vhich, in fuller light, 1 would «• change; but 1 have never doue anything public career for which 1 could bo put to the faintest blush in any presence, or for which 1 cannot answer to my constituents, my con science, and the groat Searcher of Hearts. TUB IUVUBBBIOK CIUATUU. Mr. Blaloo'a upooch was delivered vary lm* preselfoly from written elipa, and was listened to with eager attention by over? member and person within tbo crowded ball. As be con* eluded there was a murmur of applause from both rides of tbe hall, and one of a group of prominent Democratic members baring tera j>orary aeata near tbo reporter exclaimed, aa bo lluUbod bU aeaertion of Innocence, •* I bobovo it; every word of it." To wbtcb others replied, “ And bo do I." uinnjßON’a last. Inpianapous, April 21.—1 nan interflow this afternoon with a reporter, Joha 0. Harmon stated that iu writing and dispatching the Hod. J. !>'. Wilson regarding the swindle eoonoctod with the Union I’aclfio llailroaj, Ua did not ueo (ho name of Mr. BUlne, Dot simply remarked that tljo poison referred to was a prominent and Influential member of tho Itopubllcau party. 110 nays further that ho soot Mr. Wilson two or three questions to ho asked witnesses coming hoforo his Committee which, if they had boon asked and properly answered, would havn dis covered tho name very quickly. Mr. Harrlnon has copies of his dispatches and letters sent Mr. Wilson. The correspondence took place In January and February, 1873. SPORTING NEWS. WRESTLING. IIEIOSTEB-cnBISTOL. The wrestling match after tho Ortcco-Reman style between Heygater and Christol takes place tills evening at the Now Chicago Theatre. What little hotting bae yet been done has been at slight odds on the Gorman, though it seems to bo acknowledged that tho younger man, Chrlstol, has the advantage in wind, activity, and science, —in fact, everything but strength and weight. It will ho an interesting match, for the reason that avoirdupois will bo pitted against science, and tho result is therefore very doubtful. Bauer, tho celebrated wrestler, does not like to soo the wrestling interest in Chicago go on without bun, and has accordingly signified bis intention in tho following dispatch : To 1A« Editor of Th* Chteaon TYit.vnt : fir. Louis, April 24.—1 leave fit. Louis tonight to bo fireront at tho wrestling mated to-morrow, ana I chal- Gtigo the winner for |’.oo to 1 1,000. On. JUurn. It is od record that Dauor beat Christol In Benton and in Now York, hut it docs Dot seem from the accounts givcu that there is, after all, much to choose between tho men. As to Iloyg ster. ho is an unknown quantity, anfl Hallo to do mnnv strange things. That ho was defeated in litH first mutch after bis arrival in Bouton does not settle anything. To-night's match is sure to be a good one, and Ibo challenge of Bauer only adds interest to it. BASE BALL. TUB GAME BETWEEN TUB BOSTON AND ATHLETIC CLUBS TESTBHDAT. Nr Hetal OitpeUeh to Ihe Chieaao Tribunt. Philadelphia, April 21.—The weather was cloudy and chilly. Two thousand people were present. Moyorlo's batting and Knight's pitch ing wore tho features : iH|Dil'|A| o'lWrifht. a. a. ■ o;jL»on»ra, 3 b 1 01 O'Rourke.l.f lilMarntn, 1 I) U| Hclitlor, 3 b 3, McUmlcj, e 1 |MaDnlaa,3b 0 'Morrill, 0. I S [Joieptu, p.. 11l ToUl 0! i! il o, O' 81 4i 4l e: 2 1 11 6, a 4> 8. « A 3:111 61 2 3 6 3 19' c 4 3' 3: oj 1 3] l| H 3120 19,371 Force, i. a., Hauler, o. f. Flilur, 3 b... Meyotle, Sb. Button, (b.. Coon*, 0..., Hull, 1. f.... Fouior, r. I. KolnbU p... T0ta1...... Innings— 1 3 8 4 6 Athletic n lull Boston 0 10 0 0 Itunaearned—AtbloUo. 8: Boston. 1. Flrat Dug br errors—Athletic, 4 s Boston, 1. Hates ou called ball*—Athletic, 8; Boston, 2. Umpire—George Houbol. Timed game— Sbouraand IS ralnutoe. PEDESTRIANISM. o’LEAUr IN BAN FIUXCIBCO. Ban Francisco, April 23.— O'Leary and Sclimobl, pedestrians, have agreed upon a COO mile match, $2,000 a aide, Id tbia city some time Id May. O’Leary will also attempt 152 tnilea In thirty-two boars between the Ist and 10(b of May. THE TRIGGER. NO MARKSMEN IN CALIFORNIA. Ban Francisco, April 23.— California will probably not send marksmen to Croodmoor to compete for a position on tbo international team. Tbo closing match to-day resulted mdo ouo making tbo score required to be sent east by tbo lUQo Association. CENTENNIAL, THE CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION. SDfeuit IHevaleh ta 7'M Chuman Tribune. Springfield, IH., April 24.—Tbo following joint resolution of Congress has boon for. warded by tbo State Department at Washington Beveridge with tbo request that it bo to of an Executive recommendation to carry out iAud town authorities of Illinois, will accordingly, irrwstious, and the Governor matlou in accordance tboior two, lasuo a procla- JoINT ItIfIOLUTIOK on (ho colobratm.. niai in tbo eovoral counties or towns. *ti 6 Ccnlcn lie if ruoited, by the Senate and House ot Bontatlvea of the United States of America, bo and is hereby recommended by tbo Senate ana House of IlopreaeuUtlroe to tbo people of tbo several States that they anscmblo in tlio several counties or towns on tba approaching centennial anniversary of our national independence, and that they cause to have delivered on such day an historical sketch of said county or town from its formation, and that a copy of said sketch may bo filed in print or manu script in the Clerk's oßico of said county and an addi tional copy In print or manuaenpt bo filed In the ofllce of tbo librarian of Oongroaa, to tho intent that a complete record may thus bo obtained of tho progress of our institutions during the brat centen nial of thdr olistenco. THE PRECIOUS METALS. Georgetown, Col., April 21. —Tho shipment of ores for tbo Centennial Exposition from tlio Clear Crook country baa commenced. Tbo own* ora of tbo Pelican Mine load oft with one mass of oro weighing 4,600 pounds. This mine will bo represented by specimens of groat value, pro* Moling a total weight of 7.UOU pounds. Tbo Dives will bo represented by massive specimens of rare and valuable oro. Tbo Consolidated Her cules and Hoe Baxter, sulphurate, and Colorado Central send one ton each. C. It. Fish's cabinet of rich and rare oro. weighing about a ton, is being boxed up for shipment. Quo fail car-load of oro will bo on routo from the Clear Creek country mines this week. PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia, Pa., April 21.—The aUamor Illinois, which arrived to-day from Liverpool, brings additional British exhibits lor the Cen tennial Exposition. THE WEATHER. Washington, D. 0., April 25—1 a. m.—For tbe Upper Lake region rising, followed by falling, naromster, north to oast winds, partly cloudy and warmer weather. LOCAL OOSEEVATIONS. OincAQo, Aprihll. lllar.tThr Uu, Wind. |iloln .130.161 43 CON. E.. frcili... . . 30.131 44, 07 K,, fresh I, .30.16) 46 CON., fresh {, ~«U7. 47| 48 N., fresh i, ..30,101 441 67|N., fresh I, ■ !30.10. 44| U7|N.. froth I, 6:63 a. m. 11:16 a. m. v:W) p. in, 3:63 p. in. V;UO p. m. lo:ld p. m. Maximum thermometer, 60. Minimum, 40. GENERAL OUHERVATIONS. Chicago, April 24—Midnight. jllar. | Cheycnae 130.041 Ills mark.... ..riti.Olj ItrocklDrldgs ■ 30.1 l; Davenport....|3o.2ll Denver jao.o'j Duluth 30.21 Dt.U1bn0n....1:10.11 Keokuk jno.lH L«Orow„. ..j:t0.17 Leaven worth. ..30.21 Milwaukee,... 30,21 0maha....... 30.21 Plains 29.74' HI. Puui 3ti.Hi Balt Lake 20.98 iTUri Wind. ;Ualu >. ' Kilt*., guuUo... Clear. j 50iN, K., Keutlo 1 ... . Clear. 4618, K.. (rcah..l Clear. I OAiN, K., IreaU. Fair. CB'H. W., geutlo (Clear. • aslColm [Fair. 6»|n. K., frcu'j Clear. f.liN, K., frciili .. Clear. 63 8, W., fresb 'Mary. 63 Calm ...[Clear, 41 N,, gontlo [clear. 60 N., ueulle [Clear, 6l|U. £,, frcall Fair. 43'W., fresh Clear. 63 Calm [Clear, Station. OBITUARY. Spiflal Dispatch to The Chieaoo TViftun/. Madison, Wis., April 21.—Francis Mossing, a prominent Gorman citizen of this city, a resi dent since 1818, died to-day after a bugering illness. Ho was a Republican Borgeanl-at-Arms of tbo Assembly of 1858, a Liberal In 1872, and a Reformer in 1678, aud Btato Librarian under Taylor, tbo last two years, as a reward for bia active efforts for the Reform party. Evansville, ImL, April 21.— Kx-Qov. Archi bald Dixon, of Kentucky, died at bis bouse lu Henderson. Ky., last night at 7:20 o'clock, after an illness of many week*, caused bv a complica tion of disorders and softening of tbs brain. Ho succeeded Henry Clay iu the United States Heiiato m 1852, aud was fur many years distin guished in Btato and national politics. Ho was 71 years of ago at the time of bis death, and lived in Henderson since 1885. Uw native place is m the deepest mourning, and the public busi ness is suspended by oilicial proclamation. Ho will bo buried from tbo Presbyterian Church iu Henderson to-morrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. VESSELS PASSED PORT HURON. Pout Hduon, Mich., April 31.—Down—Prop J. Bortseby. Ui>—Prop V. £)msu and consort; sebrs bneot hoart, Suuoysldo, Reindeer, Monticello, Mont pelier. Wind—Northeast, fresh; weather clear. Abuoub— Tbo scow Louise, which was towed oat yesterday, light, wont ashore I mile south ofLsxlpgtou last evening during a severe log. Assistance has boon sent to her. BRISTOW. Ho Has No Explanation, but Wants an Investigation. And It Must Be Prompt, Thorough, and De cisive. II« Demands Dial the Milwaukee Ulugsltrs Shall Como (o the Front. Spirited Scone Between the Secretary and His In vestigators. Further Interesting Facts Concerning the Mary Merrill Case. BEFORE THE OMMITTEE. BiIISTOW AND CATE. Washington, D. C., April 2t.—Tbs Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department met to-day for the investigation of tho chargee against Secretary Bristow in relation to the re lease of tho lark Mary Merritt. Mr. Bristow ap peared in his own behalf, and Judge Cato ap peared in his own behalf. Judge Cato, who in troduced tho resolution in the House, was called upon for the names of the parties who furnish ed him with tho information. 110 gave the names of H. 11. Chittenden, E. E. Johnson, B. E. Weiss, Levi Hubbcll, O. W. Hazleton, and Mr. Norlhrup. He suggested that perhaps it might uol ho necessary to summon more than ono or two of thorn, as all tho facts could bo ob tained from that number as well oe all, and tho expense of summoning ail of thorn might ho saved. He did not think it necessary to sum mon Judge Hubheit. Mr. Bristow said it was l&to to talk about economy in this matter. Ho had boon arraigned before tho country, and ho wanted fullest and minutest investigation, and desired tho attend ance of all tho witnesses, {particularly Judge Hubbeh, as *ho desired to show under what circumstances Judge Hubbolt went out of oflico. Ho questioned Cato as to all tho sources of his Information, and de sired a list of all tho persons with whom be hod conversed upon tho subject. Members of the Committee having objected to his questions, Secretary Bristow said ho had no hesitation in saying that those charges hod been instigated by what is known in tho country as tbo “Whis ky Bing of Milwaukee." and bo interrogated Cate to bring out those facts and pot tbo infor mation on record. 37|l| 8 37 15110 67 8 9 0 9 11-9 Cate Maid the Committee wonld try to take care of their aide of tbo case. Ho bitnaolf did cot wish to appear aa tbo pruseeator. Secretary Bristow—•‘But you will do eo. You caunot help it," After further discussion tbo Committeo de cided to summon all tbo witnesses usmod. Secretary Bristow said that newspapers bad charged that bo dad declined to furnish tbo original papers in tbo case. He wished to state that while to obedience to an Executive order be should decline to furnish the original papers in tbo cases under luvcstication. yet in every case against himself bo would take tbo responsibility to produce before tbo Committee every original paper. Ho then gave the Committee tbo follow mg names of witnesses to bo summoned: D, Lyman, C. F. Conaut, Bluford Wilson. J. 11. llobinaou (of tbo Treasury. Department), John Preload. W. L. and 3. E. Trice, of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Walter Evans, Louisville, Tbo Committee tbou adjourned. THE MOIETY LIE. A FULL EXPOSITION OF TUB CASE. lo the Editor »f The Chieaao TYibune Milwaukee, April 24.— The charges against Secretary Bristow, as made and reiterated by au evening paper of this city from day to day, have ti,'Jly found tboir culmination. Judge Cato, of tbo Eighth tt«iroßonw* nrod 1110 ad °Ptlou, iu tbo Uouso of vofltibvti on oa ' 01 a resolution calUug for an iu littlo Mi c at v "° Mary Merritt case. But bow lulion knofVj and who drafted tbo reeo from tbo fact®, , becomes apparent Mary Merritt bul K° rofl olutiou states that tbo tbo customs laws. 1 slioifft!? for a violation of uication which appeared in Tac Turner comma day, that Sat- Tins STATEMENT IS FALSE, Just os are many other statements made by this same evening paper in connection with tbo charges. In the paper referred to. reference is frequently made to a “legal document that It cost $7,000 to suppress ” —or to a “brief that secured Mr. Weiss bis moiety, but did not fright eu Mr. Bristow from perpetrating a direct steal from tbo Treasury." In view of Ibis fact I deem it proper to dovoto a little attention to this “ legal document." Under tbo act of March 8,1797, the Secretary of the Treasury has power to remit fines, pen alties. and forfeitures incurred under the reve nue and navigation laws, and this power ex tends also over tbo moiety of tbo customs oili cers. to which they wore formerly entitled un der tho law. IIDT THIS POWEH CEASES when tho petition is dismissed, and a warrant of non-remission Is granted and tiled with the court. In tho case before us, a petition for re mission was tuailo simultaneously with an ap peal to tbo Bnpromo Court, and it is known (hat this first petitinu was dismissed bv tho (Secre tary of the Treasury, March 30, 1871, for tech nical defects, and upuu tho opinion of tbo Solicitor of tho Treasury, Mr. Bonlleld, “That tbo petitioner could not, on appeal to the Su premo Court, claim that there was no forfeiture, and at tbo same time, by petition to tbe Secre tory, admit forfeiture." [Wa’ther Clear. Clear. (Fair. (Fair. lOlear. |Cloar. IT IB ALSO KNOWN that afterwards, in .May, 1874. a motion was made for a rehearing: that Secretary lUcbard son, upon the strength of an aflidavit of tbe po tltionors that their attorney had growth- neglect ed tbo cueo, granted a reconsideration of tho pe tition on its merit# ; that, upou consideration of (hose merits, tho Secretary of tbo Treasury decided, May 21, 1874. that no remission or investigation could be granted, and that tbo warrant of non-remission should stand and re main iu full force. i Weather, IT IH A MATTCII OF FACT AKD LAW that when tbit) decision was made, and the war rant of non-romlßßiou was filed with the court m the manner required by law, the suit of romis men became res adjudwa as far as tbo claim of Mr. Weiss, or any other private individual claiming a moity, was cnncornoil. Now, when Messrs. Poland and Evans poti tiouod the Boorelary of tbo Treasury, under the administration of Mr. Bristow, by letter dated H«nl. 1, 1871, for another bearing, with a view of obtaining a discharge of the Judgment en tered against the vessel and her bondsmen. Mr. Weiss, to protect bis vested right in said Judg ment, protested against a reopening of tbo case in a letter dated boptomber, 1871, printed in brief form and addressed to tbo lion. I). H. Bristow, tiocretary of tuo Treasury, claiming that a reopening of the suit of remission, with a view of remitting the lehote forfeiture, was un authorized by law, aud iu support of the protest be quoted freely from run imiEP nr am. musrow on bis argnmont for tbo claimants filed with Secretary Richardson at tbo timo of tbo rehear ing in May previously. Ur. Bristow having thou maintaiuod ** that such a reopening tbo law nowhere allows that “ no Court dismisses a ' suit iu order to make tbo parties bring it again, and that there is no sort of doubt, if (be peti tion is dismissed, tbo custom* officers will insist we are barred, the law having been cxlmusledhy the first action Aud this doctrine, as advocat ed by Mr. Bristow while pleading as counsel iu behalf of tbo vessel-owners, was quoted by Sir. Weiss in bis protest, In order to show that tno claim of the customs officers to tbo forfeiture bad become ATB9TBD UlflUT; and. forthonnore, so far as ibis claim or moiety was concerned, the ease was placed beyond tbo scope of further loterfsrenoe by the tiecrolary of the Treasury or any ons ©lie. True, this protest, or brief, was mailed to tbo Secretary of the Treasury for tbo purpose of defeating tbo petition of Uossra. Poland and Evans, above referred to; but It is also true that this protest was KNTIBKLY UNNECESSARY AND sm’EUFLUOCB. u it will appear from the files of the Treasury Do- partment (bat Secretary Bristow had disposed of U* petition several days before this brief reached tbo Department by referring tbe petition to the Solicitor of tbo Treasury. Mr. Wilson, with in* sirnctlons to notify tbo parties that tbo petition could not and would not bo entertained. Thus it will bo observed that Secretary Bristow was in do wise influenced by tide brief, and that when he declined to entertain tbo petition so In discreetly preferred to him by Messrs. Poland and Evans, bo was actuated only by a nion sense or orncut. ntnr and mornirrr. Tbo doctrine of Mr. Bristow, "tbat wboo a petition for remission Is finally decided, and a warrantor non-rcmlssion Is issued, tbo claims of the customs officers to iho forfeiture become a vested right, and the Secretary of tbe Treas ury has no power to interfere with this right,” has been adhered to by tbo Treasury Depart ment since the law was in force, and it was not departed from in (he case of the Mary Merritt, when her forfeiture was remitted by Acting Secretary Consul, for the petition of Mr. E, Johnson presented ample proof that tbo nght and interest which the customs officers bad in aud to the forfeiture wore coMi-nnsusr.D and legally assigned to the petitioners, viz i to parties who could not bo wronged by the remis sion, and who could not aud would not object to I understand that Mr. Weiss, who is intro duced in the sensational charges against Mr. Bristow as tho witness 11 willing to give ids tes timony folly and freely,” has been subpoenaed to appear before tbo Congressional Committee to giro evidence in tho case. Mr. Woiaa has here tofore refused to bo interviewed on this subject, though bo is supposed to know all about the case, tie is a Democrat of the purest water, hut tho reputation ho enjoys in this community warrants mo in assuring tho readers of Tub TnniUNE that ho will not injure the character of Mr. Bristow, or any other Itepublican candidate for the Presidency if tbo facts within bm knowl edge do not justify It. llepudlican. CRIME. A FRIEND IN NEED. LoorenLLE, Ky., April 21—Tbo capture of James Wilkinson, who In charged with a $15,000 embezzlement to Now Orleans aud elsewhere, has proven an important arrest. On Saturday evening bo received a dispatch in Jail from J. D. Phelps, at Indianapolis, stating that ho would arrive ou tho 1 o'clock (morning) Chicago train, and go immediately to tho Jail. Phelps is the party to whom Wilkinson shipped the packages from New Orleans to Chicago, and tho detectives conjectured that ho was a partner in tbo crime with Wilkinson. They accordingly decided to arrest him as a suspected felon on his arrival. Phelps, oo reaching tbo city yesterday morning, took a back, tolling tho driver tbat bo was going to tbo Jail to release a prisoner, and wanted him to wait for him at the door, wbotbor be camo out alone or not. Tbe detectives wore in tbe jail when Phelps entered. Ho woe allowed to go into tbe room wbero Wilkinson Was confined and see him. As soon as bo started out bo was arrest ed, and two detectives searched him, while a third went into Wilkinson’s room and stripped him of all bis clothes. In tbo heel of bis stock ing ho found S2,GDO, which looked as if it had Just been placed there. When Phelps was ac cused of giving Wilkinson money bo denied all knowledge of it, and be protested tbat ho bad not given him a ceut. Homo important papers were found on bis person. Phelps was then locked up as a suspected felon. To-day wnta of habeas corpus wire taken out for the prisoner, and tho Court released Phelps, bat remanded Wilkinson to Jail. Tbe money was not restored, Pbolps having aaid that it was not bis wboo ho was arrested. A horrible'crime. Cincinnati, 0„ April 24.— Tho Commercial's Forest, 0., special aara (hot about a week ago Johnßanmock, a farmer residing 0 miles from that place, while working in a field with a son aged IS and a daughter aged 7, enraged at the lad and foiled him senseless with a hand spike, following up tno blows till llfo was ex tinct, and then buried the body in an adjacent log-heap. lie threatened to kill bis little daughter if she did not preserve al ienee. lie then reported tho boy had absconded. Yesterday the littlo girl, in An swer to a nueation: said she knew the where abouts of nor brother, but was afraid to tell. After norao questioning, she told the story of tho murder, but cbuld not exactly locate the liiding-placo of tbo body. To-day tho entire neighborhood began a search and discovered tho remains, partially decomposed. Banmock attempted to escape, but was arrested and jailed. ARREST OF TWO FURIES. Laramie City. Wv. Tor., April 21.—Tho Sheriff has arrested and confined id jail boro two women, supposed to be the old woman and Kato Condor, of Kausas-murdor fame. A description of Kate and Mrs. Bender was soot here by telegraph to day from the Sheriff of Parsons, Kan., and ex actly answers to tbo description of those prison ers. They are tough cases, anyhow, and will bo *'«id for further investigation. CoLCKUw DESERTER WOUNDED. Johnson, place .April 24.—A soldier named oued at the United bUeuce unknown, impns sentonco of imprisonment urracks hero, under for desertion, attempted tq escl|A*vcnworih throwing a handful of red popper in his V* by face, Johnson attempted to run, but was in. upon by the guard, the ball passing through his body, injuring him, it is supposed, fatally. KANSAS TRIALS. Topeka, Kan., April 29.—lire jury In tbo case of Taylor, the LaCygno Postmaster, after being out twouty-six hours, failed to agree aud wore discharged. Au effort will bo made to dismiss the case. Tho case of Lappin, ox-Plnto Treasurer and perpetrator of school-bond frauds, is sot for tho 16th of May. ALLEGED INCENDIARISM. ff/xeial OitmUh to The Chicago 'l'ribmif. Dmuigoe, It., April 24.—Isaao Smith a gen tleman of color, was arrested hero thin after noon for sotting fire to tho PullmAnUouso of Cedar'Bspids, that was burned some time ituco. BUSINESS NOTICES, To Hotißolcwcpora.—Tlio attention of heads of famlllett la invited lo tho Bii)>enor cjunlity of Ilunu U’H Flavoring Uxtracia. They are highly con centrated. have all tbo fraalmesa ami delicacy of the fruit* from which they a™ prepared, aud are Icm ox pcnitTO. Ttilw Ruuu All I—T. 11. rittmnn, Cov ington, I’a., was cured of kidney dlstuto by nttiug only Au</ a bottio of Wifhart'a lino Tree Tar Cordial, while Mr. I’ockard (drngcrlat lo aaiue town) was alao benefit ed by what remained lu the bottle I Thoroughly otir« note throat and UUoaacd limga I NOTIONS Fans! Fancy jewelry! Elegant Geo is, Richly M nntcil. New De signs constantly added I a llndal. Opera, and Pocket Fans, Plain, Pulled, and Flowered, Pearl, Ivory, Ebony, and Silver stick, Itussla Leatlier, Feather, Mikado, Mandarfn, and Russian Straw with rare bargains in French and Jupane.'G Fans at quarter value. Our stock of Fancy Goods contains all the Novelties of the season, " Joan d'Arc Pells, Dog Collars. Shell, Silver. Ivory, and Onyx Combs. Sets, Ear Kings, Necklaces, Lockets. Velvet Neck Rands, Silver Filligreo, Ranglcs, Roman Read Necklaces, Porcelain Jewelry, and other articles* of elegant Itijouterio now fashionable. At Moderate Prices. Gluts. Gossage <f* Co, Stato-st— Wasliington-st. SILKS. W.A.S.&CO. Special Silk Salll Having made extensive pufChascN, BlacUros Grain Sts’ At tho recent AUCTION SALES' In Now York, wo aro offering then* at the lowest prices ever sold. Examine our qualities at $1.35, $1.50, $1.75, $2.00,: $2.25, $2.50, $2.79, $3.00. They are all CACHEMIRE FIN ISH goods, tho products of tho most noted and reliable Lyons manufacturers. Wc nro also offering* full linos of Gird 6k 6ran Sis,, In all tlio desirable shades, at SI.OO, $1.35, $1.50, $1.75, $3.00, $3.50„ XJncqunlccl In value at tho prices. 2S PIECES COLORED STRIPED AT 76 GTS., Worth fully SI.OO per yard. ff. A. SiBPSOH & CO, SUCCESSORS TO SIMPSON, NORWELL & CO., AT THE OLD STAND, 79 & 81 State-st. DRESS GOODS. “It Pays to Me on tie West Side. 0 MOST ATTRACTIVE BARGAINS DRESS GOODS AT TUB M EM Err Goods Use, Madison and Peoria-sts. CARSOI, PIRIE & CO. Offer tho following among many other bargains bought in tho pros* stf.doprossod stato of tho market at novor wloss to tho importers, and .. „ , _/*.piTorod so cheap: At 20 cts. Twilit,. At 2*“ ’silk ■'Jll«3 l ! ,|K ‘ Be ‘' roilli,Ui ' ani ....? 1 ': i l !CS \,!"- raat A' I ',.'. rialds, ani At2scU Flam Cold Merge Stripes, Xc. i foniiMw 40 cts. *U At 31) cl#. Finest Camel's Hair si&ings, light shades x previously sold for 00 c*j. At 30 cts. Handsome Diagonal CostunitClolhs, Twill'd D’bego#. and Arabesque Fcrjius i cost 45 eta to Import, At 37 1-2 cts. Uitra-Fino All-Wool D'bcg* * regular 50c quality elsewhere. At 50 clh. Superfine Merino Wool Serge IVbegeaj previously 05 cts. At 5U cts. Elegant quality All-Wool French Batistes. choice shade# i formerly 75 cts. At 50 cts. Damasscs Fr’ch Cashmeres, Camel‘» Hair effect# in stripes and plaids i worth (15 cts. At SI.OO. 6-4 Camel’s Hair Suitings \ regular $1.50 goods. At 12 1-2 cts. 10 tes finest Printed Percales i regular 25c quality. . . Elegant lines of all latest and Choice Dres. Fabrics in the most fashionable shades. Special Bargains .in Bl’k Cashmeres and Drop. IVKtes. Our Sale of Col’d Lyons flros Grains at the as tonishing price# previously advertised stilt continue#. PAPER HANGINGS. A.E. LANCASTER & CO, HDCGUSSOOa TO ALLEN, MACKEY & 00., 233 STATB-ST., corner Jackson, ARK OFFERING PAPERHANGINGS To close the stock, lower thaa ever before known. Brown Blanks fto ..0,10, and 120 20, 2ft, and UOo ,GO, 35, and 400 White Blanks. Brunzo Goods. Stamp G01d.... ~..12 and 160 ...50 and 000 20-Inch Tint.. 40-inch Tint 1 to do per yard Decorations of all kinds 30 per coat below muufM* * U C»”pc\mßel*OU Clothe, UeUlnge. Sodding. Our Ula Goods. Upholstery Goods, end Window Unidee el pricoe lower then bae been known for tbo Ual taq years. Borders SHIRTS* THE SCHOOL Of oipurieno# teaoboa many meful leaaonaj Our BXPBBIBNoa In Uio BKIBT BUOI. NSBB at to give our caatomtrs whal tb»y ftU aomir*' A PBBPSOT-ffXTTINQ Rtmtu. 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