Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 25, 1876, Page 8

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 25, 1876 Page 8
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BLAINE. Ibo Maine Member Beads to (be House Ills Long-Promised Explanation. He Makes a Complete Denial of tko Arkansas Bond Story. tail Explains How and When Do Obtained tho Bonds in question. Utters from Dillon, Scott, and Others in Support of His Statement Hr. Blaine's Views os to the Relations Between Congressmen and Oor- Iporations. XUo Itefutntion Considered Con clusive So Far us It Goes. Tet There Are Points of Vital Interest Be guiling Solution, SptHa l Diivaten to The Chicane Tribune. Washington, D. 0„ April 24.— Mr, Blaine's statement was listened to by a largo audience with tho closest possible attention. Avery gen eral comment at tho close was, "Excellent if it covers tho grounds,’ 5 Tho following points of criticism npon it arc quite current: There is no denial of any kind from Mr. Hollins, made after tbo Harrison publication. Thoro is nothing from James F. Wilson, of lowa, a Government Di rector who has been widely quoted as authority for tho statement that Mr. Blaine had made an explanation of this matter to him quite at. variance with • tho ono modo to-day. Mr. Harrison, tbo Government Director, was carefully Ignored, and also tho fact that this $04,000 transaction was the sub ject of Invostlgotlonby the Government Direc tors. The explanation of bis dealings in various securities of a land-grant railroad, while a mem ber of Congress, In which stress was laid on tho foot that tbo road was helped by tba State and not by Congress, is regarded aa VEST WEAK, since tbo State aid was gitntod ft ß ft oonsegnence of help from Congress. Tbo rowans given for not asking for so in • -tlgfttloo ftte uu to bo valid. Tboqncs «on - «skod on all sides, ~,, ahoQl( i Mr> Blaine bo MJ -loro reluctant to y, VOBt l 0 (, by tbo Doaiw. ra tß than Mr. Brisk, , TllQ latter has within w few weeks demanded iw, % beard by one committal, openly defied another, and demanded to bo beard ny it besides, and boa given two others all the information la bis power as to persons and records that could throw any light on tbo charges mado against him. In ovory case bo has challenged tbo fall oat inquiry. Besides this, In Mr. Blaine’s case the various charges against him cannot bo in vestigated unless be himself or bis friends de mand it, sluco bo was a member of another congress, when all the matters involved occurred. So tbs Democrats aro precluded from ordering an in quiry that will cover tbo whole cose. Tbo sin gle mattor*of the SIO,OOO transaction may eomo putbeloro’tbo Judiciary, but It cannot go out side of that. Tbo fooling is quito common to-night tbat be fore this matter can bo regarded as settled tbo •worn testimony of Messrs. Harrison and Wil son, 'Government Directors; of Mr. Hollins, and of tbe officers of tbe Pacific Boad, must bo taken os to TOG EXACT NATURE OF THE TRANSACTION Mr. Harrison bae mode known, and of wblob nothing more is known sioco Mr. Blaine’s ex planation than was known before. While Mr. Blaine himself did not mention Mr. Harrison, some of bis friends are apparently seeking to discredit him by denouncing blm as a man of no character, and one who cannot bo boliovod. This will bo nows wherever be is known. ANOTHER VIEW OP THE CASE. Svteial JAtmUh to Th* Chicago fribu tu. Washington, D. 0., April 2L—Blainoa friends tod many of bis political oaomlos maintain that bis answer Is unexceptionable and inasaailablo. 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 bis name of the stain which bis enemies had sought to cast upon it. Qen. Garfield, in the midst of a circle of friends, said to Blaino that there was only one point which could possibly bo eriticizod. That was, Blaino bad not stated the amount ot Little Bock Sc Fort Smith bonds ho bought on wbiah ho lost the *20,000. Blaine’s reply wan that be could have easily said that if ho bad thought of it. lie could easily have done it, but that it never occurred to him. lie thought that bo bad 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 Auoeiatetl Prm.l MU, ULAINE’s m-EEOH. IVxsinNQTON, D. April 24.—1 d the Ilouae co-day, lata Id tbo afternoon, Mr. Blaine ob tained tbo floor, and upoko at somo length In denial of the stories concerning his alleged con nection with certain transactions In Pacific Ilail road bonds. The following la tbo full tozt of bla apoooh; . . • Mn.BrE.iKcn; With tbo loato of tbo Ilonae eo kindly granted, I shall proceed to aubmlt cer tain facta and correct certain errors peraonal to myaolf. The date of tbo correspondence em braced in my statement will uhow that it was Impossible forme to mabo it earlier. I shall ho as brief aa circumstances will permit, Tor aomo months past a charge against me has boon circu lating in private, and was recently made public, designing to show that I had in uome indirect manner received the largo sum of $64,000 from the Uuloo Pacific Ilailroad Company in 1871, for what services or what purposes baa never been etatod. Tbo alleged proof of this serious &o-‘ cuaatlon was baaed, according to the original story, upon the authority of K. 11. Hollins. Treasurer of the Union Pacific Company, who. it was averred, had full knowledge that I got the money, and also upon tho authority of Morton, fills* & Co., bankers, of How York, through whom tho draft for $61,000 was said to havo been negotiated for mv benefit, as they con fidentially know. Hearing of this charge six weeks in advance of its publication, I procured the following stslemjnt from TUB TWO miNCII’AL WITNESSES who were quoted u having each definite knowl edge tgelnet me s New York, April C, 1870.— Tht Hon, J. 0. UliUnt, TFoiAmfltoft—Dxin Bin: In amwer to your inquiry we beg to eUte that no draft, uoto, or check, or other eridenc* of Telue, bu ever paued through oar books in which you were known or auppoied to bare my In terest of nay kind, direct or Indirect. Very reapoctful \j, MOBTOM, Ulisi k Co, Also the following i Ojrnoi or tub Union Pacific Km-noAD Company, Boston, Uarcb 81.— The lion. J, U. IHamt, HaiMn?- ton— Dub Bid : In response to your inquiry, I beg lesrs to ststo tbst I biTu been Treasurer of tbu Union Pacific Qallrotd Company since April 8,1871, and have necessarily known of all dlsoursemrots wads since that date. During tbat entire period, up to the nrcs* eat Urns, I im sure tbst no money bos noon paid In Any way or to any person by tbe Company In wblcn Ewers taterested la any manner whatever. 1 make stateaent In justice to the Company, to you, sad to myself. Very respectfully, K. 11. llolums. Bone persons, on reading tbo letter of Mor tom 01189 & Co., sold (bat Its denial soeraea to bo conflned to any payment tbat bad passed through tboir “ nooks,” whereas they might bays paid ft draft la which 1 wan interested, and yet no entry of It be made on tbeir books. On tbls criticism being made to tbo linn, they at •noo addressed me tdb roixowixa lettbs : HcwToiK.TprUlS. 187« h— fht’u<m'.J, O. Dlaini, tfoMnaton, 4/o.—Dean 8a: It baa been ausgeatod to ua tbit our letter of ibe fltb Imt. waa not aaiuclout* Jy Indualve or excluajve. la that letter wo atatod tbat no draft, nolo, or check, or otbar evidence of value bad ovtr patted through our booka lu wbicb you were buotnorauppoaedtonaveany Intercat. direct or In direct. ]t may be proper for ua to add that nothing baa been paid by ua in any form, or at any time, to any peraon or any eorporatlon to wbicb you were known, believed, or auppoaed to bare any Lutona* whatever. We remain, very respectfully, your obedl. ent Hmnli, Morton, Buss k Co, Tho two wilnoases quoted for the original charge having thus effectually dispoecd of it, the ehargo Itself reappears IN ANOTHER FORM, to thia effect, viz.: that a certain draft was ne gotiated at tho housn of Morton, Bliss & Co. in 1871, through Thomas A. Scott, then President of tho Union Paclflo Railway Company, for tho eum of $04,000, and that $76,000 of tho bonds of tho Little Book A Fort Hmttb Railroad Company worn pledged as col lateral : that the Union Pacific Company paid the draft and took op tho collateral; that tho cash proceeds of it went to mo, and that I had furnished, or sold, or In aomo way convoyed or transferred to Thomas A. Scott tbees Littlo Hook & Fort Smith bonds which had been used as col lateral; that tho bonds In reality had be longed to mo, or somo friend or con stituent of mino for whom I was acting. I endeavor to state tho ehargo In its boldest form end in all its phases. 1 dosura boro and now to doolaro that all and ovorypart of this story that connects my name with It is absolute ly untrue, without ono particle of foundation in fact, and without a tittle of evidence to substan tiate it. 1 novor bad any transaction of «any kind with Thomas A. Scott concerning bonds of the Little Bock & Fort Smith Hoad, or bonds of' any other railroad, or any business in any way connected with railroads, directly or Indirectly, Immediately or remotely. I never had any busi ness transaction whatever with tho 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 SINGLE DOLLAB IN MONET, OB STOCKS, OB nOKDS, or other form of valno ; and aa to tho particular transaction referred to, I never so much as heard of it until nearly two years after Us alleged oc currence, when it was talked of nt (lio time of the Credit Mobihor Investigation of 187.1. Hut, while my denial may be comdnsivo, I shoul I greatly regret to bo compelled to loavo the matter there. lam fortunately nblo to sus tain my own declaration by tbo most conclusive evidence tho caen admits of or human testi mony can supply. If any person or persons know the truth or falsity of theno charges, it must bo tbo officers of the Union Pacific Railroad Com- Fany. I accordingly addressed a note to tho resident of that Coranauv,—a gentleman who had been a Director of tho Company from its organization. 1 believe, and who has a moro thorough acquaintance with its business transac tions, probably, tbau any other man. Tho cor respondence, which 1 here submit, will explain itself, and leave nothing to bo said. 1 will road tho letters iu their proper order. They need no comment. BLAINE TO PRESIDENT DILLON. WistitNOTOK, D. O. April 13.—Sidney Dillon, President Union Pacific fiailroad —Dear 8m: You have douhtlojH observed the scandal now to circula tion in regard to my having been interested in certain bonds of tbo Littlo Rock & Fort Smith Railroad, al leged (o havo been purchased by your Company in 1011. It Is due to no, 1 think, that some statement m regard to that subject should ho made by yoursoif as (ho official head of tho Union Pacific Bulirosd Com pany. Very respectfully, J. O. Blaine. THE REPLY. Omn or the Union Pacific Railroad, New Yobs, April 15.— The lion. Jamss O. Blame, Washing ton—Dear 8m: I nave your favor of tbo 131 b lmt„ and, in reply, desire to soy that I have this day writ ten 001. Thomas A. Scott, who was President of tbo Union Paclflo Railroad Company at the time of tbo transaction referred to, a letter, of-which I send a copy herewith. On receipt of bis reply 1 will inclose It to you. Very respectfully, Sidney Dillon, President. Office Union Pacific lUilboad, New Tons, April 15,1870—Cp». Thomas A. tieott, Pht'adehhia— Dear 8m: The press of the country ate making nl *STfltions that certain bonds of tho Littio Rock b Fort clQo'iwUtdSVld Company, pursued by the Union Pa ths Hon. James Qrwui 1871, wore obtained from lu some form wontlo'ffA. of Maine, or that the avails ediro of these facts rests wlllT'-fit, and that tho knowl nsuy and with yourself. These staffleors of tho Corn eous both to Mr. llloine and to tho Unimts aro Injtt road Company. Thoro wore never any faclflc Rail rant them, and X think that a statement to tho {mar ts duo both to you and myself. I desire, as President of tbo Company, to repel any such Inference in the most emphatic manner, and would bo glad to hear from you ou tho subject. Very respectfully, Sidney Dillon, President. bcott’s letter. Office of the Union Pacino lUilboad, New Touk, April 39, 1870.— The lion. James Q. Biaint, Washington— Dear Bin: As I advised yon some days ago, I wrote CohlThomu A.Heott, and beg leave to luclooo you his reply. I desire lurtbor to say that X was a Director of the Company and a member of tbo Executive Committee In 1871, and to add my testimony to that of Col. Brett's In verification of all that be has sUtcd in tho Inclosed letter. Truly yours, Sidney Dillon, President. Pbrjldeltru, April 91,1070.— Sidney Dilion, Jisq., President U, P. It. i?., 800 Fort—My Deau Hm: I have your letter under date of New York, April 15, 1870, aUting that tbo press of the country are making allegations tbat certain bonds of tbo Littio Rock b Fort Smith Railroad, purchased by tho Union Paclflo Railroad Company In 1871, were obtained from the Hon. J. O. Dlalue, of Maine, or that the avails In some form went to hla benefit; that there never were any facta to warrant tho statements; tbat U la your desire, #8 prealdent of tbo Company to repel any auch infer ence in the moat emphatic manner; and asking mo to make a statement In regard to the matter, la reply I bog leave to say that, much as I dlsliko tbe Idea of entering Into any of tho contrororslea that aro before tho public lu those days of scandal, from which hut fow men In public life ocem to bo exempt, I feel It my duty to state that the Little Rook b Fort Smith bonds purchased by tho Union Pacific Railroad Company In 1871 were not purchased or received from Mr. Blaine, directly or indirectly, and that of tho money paid by the Union Pacific Railroad Company, or of avails of sold bonds, not ouo dollar went to Air. Dlalnn or to any persona whom or for his benefit In any form. All statement* to tbo effect that Mr. Blaine over had any transaction with mo, directly or Indirect •ly. Involving money or valuables of any kind, are ab solutely without fouudatlon lu fact. I take pleasure In making this statement to you, and you may use It tn any manner you deem beat for tbe Interests of the Union Paclflo Railroad Company. Very truly yours, Thomas A, Scott. BLAINE ON INVESTIGATIONS. And this closes tho testimony 1 have wished to offer. Hovoral newspapers, some of them doubtless from friendly motives, havo urged that I should ask for a committee to investigate those charges. 1 might havo done that, and awaited tho delay and slow progress that in evitably attend all Congressional investigations. Three und a half years ago I moved a committee to investigate tho CrcdU-Mobilior charges, and though ovorv particle of proof In complete ex culpation of myself was before tno Committee in thirty-six hours aflor its first mooting, 1 was compelled to wait for moro than two months, in deed seventy full* days, before 1 got a publio report exonerating and vindicating mo from tbs charges. If I had asked for a Committee to inves tigate the ponding mattor.l shald havo been com pelled to wait its necessarily slow action, with the charges oil the while hanging over mo un dented and unanswered; ami. ponding tho pro ceedings of an investigation which I hod my self asked, propriety would have forbidden my collecting and publishing tho decisive proofs which 1 havo now submitted. For those roa oons I havo doomed that tho shortest and most expeditious mode of vindication was tho ono which I was bound to chooso by every consid eration of mysolf personally and ot mv official relations. 1 havo not omitted tbo testimony of a single material witness to tho transaction on which tho accusation against mo is based, and, ‘unless I misappre hend the scope and force of the testimony, it loavos no charge against rao. In any and all ovouts 1 am ready to submit tho whole matter to tho candid Judgment ofjtho House and country; if tho House tho thluks matter should bo further inquired into. I bog to express my entire readi ngs to give all tho assisranco in my power to make tho Investigation as thorough, as rigid, and as impartial as Is possible to give a seemlog corroboration or foundation to tbo story which l bavo disproved. Tbo absurd rumor has lately appeared in cer tain newspapers that I was owner of from *IOO,- 000 to *250,000 of Little Bookdc Fortßmitb Ball road bonds, which 1 received without considera tion. and that it was from these bonds that Thomas A. Scott received bis *75,000. The statement is gratuitously and utterly false. No responsible author appears anywhere for this unfounded atory, but In dismissing it I desire to make the following EXPLICIT STATEMENT. More than twenty-throe years ego, in the olos ing days of Mr. Fillmore’s Administration, the Government granted to tbo Hlato of Arkansas some publio lands within Us own limits to bo applied to tbo construction of railroads in tbat Btalo. Tbo Legislature of Arkaneas Incorpo rated the Little Itock «t Fort Smith llailroad Company tbo same yeor, and gave to the Com pany a portion of tbe land it bad received from the General Government to aid in tbo construc tion of the road, about 6,000 acres to the mile, I think, but the Company wore unable to raise any mouov for tbo enterprise, though they made tbo most strenuous efforts, and when tho War broke out in 1801, eight years after tho State bad given tbe lamia to tbo Com pany. not a mile of road was built. Of coarse nothing was done during tho War. After tbo War all tbe grails of laud pre viously made to Southern States were renewed in gross In tbe session of 1805—*00. ■ Tbo Little Kook * Fort Smith Company again received a grant from tbo Btato, and again fried to raise tbo money to build tbeir road. The years 1806- ’CO-’67 passed without tboir getting a dollar. Finally towards tbo close of IBiiß ft company of Boston gentlemen, representing considerable capital, undertook its construction. In raising tbe requisite means they placed tbo bonds of tbo Company oo tbo Mow England market in liil l/ull/AUU luljDlliuj* JiJl -itlLi *. jf lu/u. tba summer of 18C9, offering thorn on terms which seemed very favorable to the purchaser, and offering them at a tlmo when in vestments of this kind woro fatally pon nlar. In common with hundreds of othor people in Now England and other Eartn of the country, 1 bought Homo of thoeo onda, not a Tory largo amount, paying lor thorn at precisely tho namo rato that other* paid. I rotor board, and do not helloyo, that tho Lilllo Bock Company. which I know fa controlled by highly honorable mon, over parted with a bond to any person except at tho regular prlco Qxod for their sale. Tho ontorpneo, though appar ently Tory promising, proved unsuccessful, an did so many similar projects about tho samo limo. I lost a considerable Hum of money, OVER TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS, by my Investment, and I presume Now En gland made a ust loss of $2,000,000 In completing that road for Arkansas, as she has lost over $100,000,000 by similar ven tures West and South within tho last twelve years. In addition to my Investment in bonds, 1 united with others in raising aomo money for tho Company when it mot itsilrst Unauclal troubles. Proceedings are now pond ing In tho United Slates Circuit Court in Arkan sas, to which I am a party of record, for reim bursement of the money so advanced. All tho bonds which 1 ever purchased I continued to hold, and when the Company was reorganized in 1874 1 exchanged them /or slock ami bonds iu tho now concern, which I still own. My whole connection with tho road has boon open as day. If there bad boon anything to conceal about it I never should havo touched It. Wher ever concealment lßodoeiiablo, avoidance ia ad visable; and Ido not know any bettor test to apply to tho honor and fairness' of a business transaction, As to tbo question of propriety involved in a member of Congress holding an InvoHtmont of thin kind, It must bo remembered Uio lands wore granted to tbo HUlo of Arkansas and not to tho Railroad Company, and that tho Com pany derived its life, franchise, and value whol ly from tho State, and to tho Btalo tbo O mipany in amenable and answerable, and in nosomto to Congress. Bmco 1 purchased tbo bonds but ono net of Congress has paused in any way teaching the subject, and that was merely to rectify a previous mistake in legislation. I lake it when anv security, from Government bonds to town scrip, is offered at public sale to any ono who oao pay for It, EVERT AMERICAN CITIZEN IB FREE TO RUT. If you exclude & Representative from the in* vestment ou tbo ground that ia » secondary or remote way tbo legislation of Congress baa af fected or may affect tbo valuo of tbo article, then you exclude every man on this floor not only from bolding a Government ooud or a share in L National Bank, but also from owning a flock of sboep, or a bold of liomp, or a tobacco planta tion, or a cotton mill, or an iron furnace. for all tbceo Interests aro vitally effected by tariff lorlm latlon on which we vote at ovary session, and on wbicb an important measure in oven now pond ing in Committoo of tbo Whole. In tbo bovou intervening years Binco tbo Little Bock A Fort timlib bonda wore placed on tho market, 1 know fow investments that bavo not been more affected by tbo legislation of Con gress. But tbia case does not require to bo shielded by any such comparisons or citations, for I repeat tbo LUtio Bock Boad derived all ft bad from tbo State of Arkansas and not from Congress. It was in tbo discretion of Congress to rivo or withhold from tbo State, but it was solely in tbo discretion of tiio State to Rive or withhold from tho Little Bock Bailroaa Com pany. When tbo Littio Bock Boad fell Into tbo tlnancial troubles of which I bavo spokon, there wore certain interests connected with it that wore under peculiarly imprcsbino embarrassments, and tbat'uoodcd relief. There bad been, at dif ferent times, very considerable talk about in ducing the Atlantic A Pacific Boad, which, on its southern branch, was to bo a connecting lino oast and west with tbo Little Bock A Fort* Smith and Missouri, Kansas A Texas 'Beads, wbicb would be a connecting lino both north and south at a point of Junction* to aid tbo Littio Back A Fort Smith enterprise by taking *pmo of Us securities, a practice very common roßß* conncctin ff roads. To both of these was 6V° completion of tho Little Bock Boad In tbo Bpillft, 'fTiftiVOTrtanco. Accordingly boon passed by wuo xAttlo BotAr one coupon bad series of itr\ bonds, and nouo poßffdiy on ouo other, and when there was a sanguine bopd’m getting tbo enterprise on Us foot again, tbo Atlantic A Pacific Company took SIOO,OOO of its bonds and SIOO,OOO of Us stock for tbo gross sum of $70,000, and tho Missouri, Kansas A Texas, If I remember correctly, took half tbo amount at tbo same rate. This was done not for tbo corporation itself, but for on interest largely engaged in tbo construction of tbo road. With tbo circumstances attending tbo negotiation with tbo Atlantic A Pacific Boad I was entirely familiar, and with several of its officers J. bavo loug been well acquainted. I also know of tbo negotiation with tbo Missouri, Kansas A Texas Boad, though I never to my knowledge saw any of its officers, and never bad an Interview with any of them ou any subject; but ia case of both roads I doairo to say that tuo bonds sold to them did not belong to mo, nor did I have ono dollar’s pecuniary Interest in tbo whole transaction with either company. Tbo infamous Insinuation mado ia certain quarters tbat I engaged to use my influence in Congress for tbo Atlantic A Paclflo Boad, and also for tbo Missouri. Kansas A Texas, in consideration of tboir purchasing theso securities. HARDLY MERITS NOTICE. Tbo officers and Directors of both Companies, so far as I hove known ono and beard of others, are high-toned, honorable gentlemen, and they would have justly spurned mo from their pres ence bad 1 been willing to submit an offer so dishonorable and mutually degrading. I bad no Eocumary stake in tho negotiation, and 1 should avo lorod infamy’s sake bad I bar tered my personal and official honor in tho transaction, and I am sure that every man con nected with cither Company would repel tho dis honoring suggestion as warmly as I do myself. Tho wholo affair had no moro connection with Congressional legislation than any ono of ten thousand similar transactions that oro constantly occurring in the business world of a liko character, with tho insinuation Just nnnwored is that which, in an Irresponsible and anonymous way. attempts to cou'noct tho ownership of Little Bock Si Fort Smith bonds with the legislation of last winter respecting tho Btato Government of Arkansas. Tboro are nomo accnsatlous which it la difficult to repel with sufficient force, because of their mixture of absurdity, depravity and, falsehood. I never hoard this stupid slander until within a few days, and 1 venture to say tboro is not a re sponsible man in tho country of the slightest sonso who can discern tho remotest connection between two things that are alleged to have an iatimato and infamous roiatiou. BDMUINO in-, Lot mo now, Mr. Speaker, briefly eumm&rlzo what I have presented: j», r jf_Thal tbo story of my receiving SOI,OOO. or any other sum of money or other thing of value,from the Union I’aollio Railroad Company, directly or indirectly, or in any form, in abso lutely disproved by the most conclusive testi mony. Second—'That no bond of mine was ever sold to tho Atlantic & I’acitlc or tho Missouri. Kansas A Toxin It&ilroad Company, and that not a single dollar of money from olthor of those com* panios over went to my profit or benefit. Third—' That Instead of receiving bonds of tbo Little Itock 4 Fort Bmlth Hoad os a gratuity, 1 never bad one except at tbo regular market price, and that instead of making a largo fortune of that Company I bavo incurred a so* voro pecuniary loss from my investment in its securities, which 1 still retain, and out of such affairs as this grows tbo popular gossip of largo fortunes amassed in Congress. I can hardly expect, Mr. Speaker, that any . statement from me will stop tho work of those who have so industriously circulated those calumnies. For months past tbo effort has been cnorgetlo and continuous to sproad those stories in private circles. Kmissanos of slander have visited tbo editorial rooms of loading llopub- Itcan papers from Boston to Omaha, and whisper* od of revelations to come that wore too ter rible oven to bo spoken In loud tones, and at lost tbo revelations bavo boon made. X am now, Mr. Speaker, in tbo fourteenth year of a not Inactive service in this ball. 1 have taken ana have given blows. 1 have no doubt said many things in the heat of debate which I would now gladly recall. I bavo no doubt given votes which, in fuller light, 1 would f;ladly change; but 1 have never done anything n mv public career for which I could bo put to tbo faintest blush iu any presence, or fur which X cannot answer to my constituents, my con science, and tbo groat Searcher of Hearts. tub mimuaaioN cuxatpd. Mr. Blaine’s speech was delivered very im pressively from written Blips, and was listened to with eager attention by every member and person within tbo crowded ball. As be con cluded there was a murmur of applause from both rides of tbe hall, ami one of a group of prominent Democratic members having tom }>orary seats near tbo reporter exclaimed, as bo Inisbod bis assertion of innocence, “ I behove it; every word of it." To which others replied, “And so do I." UABBISON'S LAST. Indianapolis, April 21.—1 nsa iolorrlow this afternoon wllb a reporter, Jobs 0. Harrison stated tbai la writing and dispatching the lion. J. f. Wilson regarding ibo swindle sonnocted nilbtbo Union racilio llailcoad, U» did not use the name of Mr. Blaine, Dot simply remarks'] that the poison referred to was a prominent and lollnontlal member of the Republican party, lie says nuttier that ho sent Mr. Wilson two or three questions to ho asked witnesses coming before his Committee which, if they had boon ashed ami properly answered, would bavodis coTorod the name very quickly. Mr. Harrison has copies of his dispatches and letters sent Mr. Wilson. The correspondence took place in January and February, 1873. SPORTING NEWS. WRESTLING. BETOBTXR-CURISTOL. The wrestling match after llio Gricco-Roman style between Heygstor and Chrlstol takoe place this evening at tbo Now Chicago Theatre. What little belting baa yet been done has been at slight odds on tbo Gormao, though it seems to bo acknowledged that the younger mao, Christo), has the advantage in wind, activity, and science, “In fact, everything but strength and weight. It will bo an interesting match, for the reason that avoirdupois will bo pitted against science, and tbo result is therefore very doubtful. Racer, tbo celebrated wrestler, does not like to boo the wrestling Interest in Chicago go on without him, and has accordingly signiGed bis Intention in tbo following dispatch j To (A< falttor of Tfit ChUit/to Ttifttin* ; At. Locm, April 24.— 1 leave Bt. Lonls tonight to bo firercnt at the wrcatling match to-morrow, and I chal engo the winner for s'oo to SI,OOO. Clf. 2lAi*cn. It is on record that Dauer beat Cbristol in Ronton and in New York, but it does not scorn from tbo accounts given that there is, after all, much to chooso between the men. As to Uoyg stcr, ho in an unknown quantity, and liablo to do mnov strange things. That bo was defeated in his first match after his arrival in Bouton docs not settle anything. To-night's match is sure to be a good ouo, and tbo challenge of Rauor only adds interest to It. BASE BALL. TUX GAME BETWEEN THE BOSTON AND ATHLETIC CLtnia 7ESTERDAT. Rrneial DUpatch to The Ckitaaa Tritium. Philadelphia, April 24.— Tho weather was cloudy and chilly. Two thousand people wero present. Moyorlo's batting and Knight's pitch ing were tho features : £i*s| o'lwriaht, a. a. Ot|ly*noard, 9 h 01 O'Rourke,l.l I Mnrnan, I li V Kcliaier, 3 b til McGinlej, c II Manning,9b 0 Morrill, o. f 3 Joaeptu, p.. al Total Force, a. a.. Hitalar. o. I. Filler, 9b... Merorie, 8 b. Hutton, I b.. Coon*, 0..., Hall, I. f.... Fnusor, r, I. KolohU p... lanloßt 1 £ 8 4 6 Athletic 8 4 (I S 1 Uonten 0 10 0 0 Hun* otrned—Athletic, 9: lloiton. 1. Klnt But hi orrora—Athletic. 4: Boston, h liaso* on celled belU-AUUotic. 3; Boston, 2. Umpire—George Houhol. Time of gemo~3 hour* end IS minute*. PEDESTRIANISM. O'IXABT in BA.N TOANCISCO. San Francisco, April 33.—O'Leary and Bchmohl, pedestrians, have agreed apoo a COO mile match, $2,000 a aide, in this city some time la May. O’Leary will also attempt IS2 miles in thirty-two hoars between the Ist and 10th of May. THE TRIGGER. NO MARKSMEN IN CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, April 23.— California will probably not send marksmen to Creedmoor to compete for a position on tbo international team. The closing match to-day resulted in no one making tbo score required to be sent east by the Hide Association. CENTENNIAL. THE CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION. Special IHevateh to The Chieaao Tribune. Springfield, IH,, April 24.—The following joint resolution of Congress has been for warded by tho State Department at Washington *IL»Got. Beveridge with tho request that it bo to thotabftßis of on Executive recommendation to carry ont iAnd town authorities of Illinois, will accordingly, mentions, and tho Governor motion in accordance thoior two, issue a procla ims? Resolution on tbo celebration ulal in tbo several counties or towns. **,3 CcnUn- He it rttoixtd, by tbe Senate ami House ot scntatlvee of tbo United Stales of America, Tba»*. bo and la hereby recommended by tbo Senate amt House ot Representatives to tbo people of tho several Htatos that they assemble In tho several cuuntlea or towns on tbo approaching centennial anniversary of our national Independence, and that they cause to have delivered on such day an historical sketch of eald county or town from Us formation, and that a copy of sold akotch may bo filed In print or manu script In tbo Clerk's office of said county and an addi tional copy In print or manuscript bo lUed In tbe office of tbo Librarian of Congress, to tbo intent that a complete record may thus be obtained of tbe progress of our iusUtutlons during tbe first centen nial of their existence. THE PRECIOUS METALS. GEOnoETOwN, Col., April 24.—Tbo shipment of ores for tbo Centennial Exposition from tbo Clear Crook country btß comraouced. Tbo own* ora of tbo robcan Mino load off with ono mass of oro weighing 4,000 pounds. This mino will bo roproHootoU by specimens of groat value, pro* Routing a total weight of 7,000 pounds. Tbo Dives will bo represented by massive specimens of rare and valuable oro. Tbo Consolidated Her* culch and 1100 Baxter, salpburotß, and Colorado Central send one ton each. C. It. Fish’s cabinet of rich and raro ore. weighing about a ton, is being boxed up for shipment. One full car-load of oro will bo on route from the Clear Creek country mines tbia week. PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia, Pa., April 21. —The steamer Illinois, which arrived to-day from Liverpool, brings additional British exhibits for tho Cen tennial Exposition. THE WEATHER. WAsmsoTOM. I). 0., Apnl 25—1 a. m.—For the Upper Lake region rising, followed by falling, barouster, north to oast winds, partly cloudy ami warmer weather. « LOCAL ODSEBVATIONS. Chicago, April 21. (Bar.iTbrllu, 43 MH.Kh fresh... . 41. 07 N., fresh , 4ft C 0 K., fresh |, 47 1 4H'N., frydtl I, 441 07|N., fresh I, 44 iff H., fresh |, ,130.15) ,30.13] .30.15) ,iPo.l7i .130.101 .(30.10, 6:CSa. dl 11:10 «. m, 2;W) p, ra. 3:53 p. m. 0:00 p. m. 10:18 p. m. Maximum thermometer, no. Minimum, 40. OENEIUL OUfIEBVATIONS. CuiOAuo, April 24—Midnight. Htatlon. ißar. iThri Wind. ;llalu Weather. Cheycnse llW.Oi' 53)8.. gentle... 1 Clear. lllsmark 29.941 WiN. E., gentle'... . Clear. Breckinridge. 30.11; 4ft|fl. F...fresh..) Clear. Davenport..,.l3o.2ll ftftiN. K., Iresb.) Fair. Denver :SO.OU 63'H, W., geullu (Clear. Duluth 30.21 . 39|Colti) | Fair. Ft. Gibson...J3o.ll M N. K„ frwthj Clear. Keokuk 130.18 fil iN, F.., frost Clear. LaCrosoe... .. 30,17 621 H. W.. fresh !H»ry, I*avenworlh..'3o.2l 63 Calm .Cloar, Milwaukee,,.. 30.21 41 N., goutlo (Clear. Omaha 30.21 60 N,, gentle (Clear. Platte 29.74 6t|H. £., fresh Fair. Ht. Paul 30,1 t 48. W., fresh Clear. Halt M.Caltn |Clcar. OBITUARY. Bptflal Dispatch to The Chieaao TVibunr. Madison, Wla., April 21.—Francis Massing, a prominent German citizen of this city, a resi dent siuco 1818, died to-day after a lingering Illness. Ho was a Republican Borgcant-at-Arma of tho Assembly of 1858, a Liberal in 1872, and a Reformer in 1878. and State Librarian under Taylor, tbo last two years, as a reward for his active efforts for tho Reform party. Evansville. Ind., April 21.— Ex-Qov. Archi bald Dixon, of Kentucky, died at bis house in Henderson, Ky,, last night at 7:20 o’clock, after an illness of many weeks, caused bv a complica tion of disorders and softening of tbe biain. Ho succeeded Henry Clay in tho United Stales Senate m 1822. and was fur many years distin guished in State and national politics. Ho was 71 years of ago at tho time of his death, and lived in Henderson since 1805. His native place is in the deepest mourning, and tho public busi ness la suspended by official proclamation. Ho will be buried from tbo Presbyterian Church iu Henderson to-morrow afternoon at 2:90 o’clock. VESSELS PASSED PORT HURON. Pout Huuon, Mich., April 21.—Down—Prop J. Bortseby. Ur—Prop V. Dwam and consort; echra Sweet heart, Suunysldo, Reindeer, Uouticollo, Mont pelier. Wind—Northeast, fresh; weather clear. AsHoas—The scow Louise, which was towed oat yesterday, ligtit, went ashore 1 mile south of Lexington last evening during a severe fog. Assistance has boon sent to her. BRISTOW. He Has Ho Explanation, but [Wants nn Investigation. And It Must Be Prompt, Thorough, and De cisive. He Demands that the Milwaukee Rlngsters Shall Como to the Front. Spirited Scene Between the Secretary and His In vestigators. Further Interesting Facts Concerning the Mary Merritt Case. BEFORE THE OMMITTEE. BRISTOW AND CATE. Washington, D. C., April 24.—The Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department mot to-day for the investigation of tbo chargee against Hccrolary Rristow in relation to tbe re lease of tha bark Mary Merritt. Mr. Bristow ap peared in bis own bobalf, and Judge Cato up pcarod in bis own behalf. Judge Cato, who in troduced tbo resolution in the House, was called upon for the names of tbo parties who furnish ed him with the information. Ho gave the names of H. 11. Chittenden, E. E. Johnson, 9. E. Weiss, Lori Hubbcll, Q. W. Hazleton, and Mr. Northrup. Ho suggested that perhaps it might not ho necessary to'summou more than one or two of thorn, as all tbe facta could bo ob tained from that number ae woll as all, and the expense of summoning ell of them might bo saved. He did not tlimk it necessary to sum mon Judge Uubbell. Mr. Bristow said it was late to talk about economy In tbls matter. Ho bad boon arraigned before tbo country, and bo wanted fullest and minutest investigation, and desired the attend ance of all tho witnesses, Jparlicuiarly Judge Ilubbetl, as *ho desired to show under what circumstances Judge Hubboll went out of ofiico. Ho questioned Cato os to all tho sources of his information, and de sired a list of all tho persons with whom be had conversed upon tbe 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 wbat Is known in tbo country as tbo “ Whis ky Ring of Milwaukee," and bo interrogated Cate to bring out those facts and put tbo infor mation on record. Till !) Pi, 111*1 *O, 4i 1> I 3 <1 0 1 8 4j 0 (l 14 4 0 11 4 011 49 2 8 40 0 9 4 0 11 8 6 27 67 8 9 0 8 8 4-30 0 II 1 I-l Cate said the Committee would try to take care of their aide of the case. Ho himself did oot wish to appear as tbo prußMUtor. Secretary Bristow—-‘But you will do so. Von cannot help it." After further discussion the Committee de cided to summon all tbo witnesses uamod. Secretary Bristow said that qomo newspapers had charged that ho dad declined to furnish the original papers in the case. Ho wished to state that while in obedience to an Executive order he should decline to furnish the original papers in the cases under Investigation, yet in every case against himself ho would taho too responsibility to produce before the Committee every original paper. Ho thou gave tho Committee the follow ing names of witnesses to ho summoned: D. Lyman, 0. F. Conaut, Bluford Wilson. J. 11. Robinson (of tbo Treasury. Department), John Froland, W. L. and S. E. Trice, of Hopkinsville, Ky„ and Walter Evans. Louisville. Tbo Committee then adjourned. THE MOIETY LIE. A FULL EXPOSITION OP TOE CASE. xo (As Editor of The Chteaco TVftuns Milwaukee, April 24.—The charges against Secretary Bristow, as made and reiterated by an evening paper of this city from day to day, have tjj'Jly found their cnlmin&tion. Judge Cato, trid* present alive of tho Eighth Wiaconßln|Dla- Bairo«onu7 nce< * a{ *°Ption, in tbo House of voetifcation ii° M ’ 01 R roßoluti °n calling for an ln llltlo Mi w ‘*Mary Merritt case. But how lutlon from tho fact , 0 m **tcr becomes apparent Mary Merritt iMOv solution states that tho tbo customs laws. I slluViSld for a violation of nicatlon which appeared in The Tinner comma day, that ** Bat- THIS STATEMENT IB FALSE, just as are many other statements made by tbia same evening paper In connection with tbo charges. In the paper referred to, roforonco is frequently made to a “legal document that it cost 67,000 to suppress"—or to a “brief that secured Mr. Weiss his moioty, but did not fright en Mr. Bristow from perpetrating a direct steal from the Treasury." In view of this fact 1 deem it proper to dovoto a little attention to this “legal document." Under tho act of March 8,1707, the Secretary of the Treasury has power to remit tinea, pen alties, and forfeitures Incurred under the reve nue and uavigattou laws, and this power ex tends also over tho moioty of tbo customs otli ccrs. to which they woro formerly entitled un der tho law. nnr this powm ceases when tho petition is dismissed, and a warrnut of non-remission is granted and tiled with tho court. In tho case before as, a petition for re mission was made simultaneously with an ap peal to tho Supreme Court, and it ia known that tills first petition was dismissed by tho Secre tary of tho Treasury, March 20, 1871. for tech nical defects, and upon tho opinion of the Solicitor of tho Treasury, Mr. Dautleld, “That tho petitioner could not, on appeal to the Su premo Court, claim tlmtthoro waa no forlcituro, and at tbo same time, by petition to tho Secre tary, admit forfeiture." jWe'tlier Clear. Clear, j Fair. [Fair. ) Clear. Icioar. IT IB ALSO KNOWN that afterwards, in May, 1874. a motion was made for a rehearing; that Secretary Richard son, upon tho strength of an atiidavit of the pe titioners that their attorney had grossly neglect ed tho case, granted a reconsideration of tho pe tition on iia merits; that, upon consideration of those merits, tho Secretary of tbo Treasury decided, May 21, 1874. that no remission or investigation could be granted, and that tho warrant of noii-romlssioo should stand and re main In full force. IT 1H A MATTEII OF PACT AND LAW that whou this decision was made, ami tho war rant of non-remission was fllod with tho conn in tho manner required by law, tho amt of remis sion bocamo res adjudtea as far as the claim of Mr. Weiss, or any other private individual claiming a moity, was concerned. Now, when Mosers. Poland and Evans peti tioned the Secretary of the Treasury, under tho administration of Ur. Bristow, by letter dated Sept. 1,1871, for another bearing, with a view of obtaining a discharge of tho Judgment en tered against tho vessel and her bondsmen, Mr. Weiss, to protect his vested right in said Judg ment, protested against a reopening of tho caso in a loiter dated September, 167-1, printed in brief form and addressed to tho Hon. B. 11. Bristow, Secretary of tno Treasury, claiming that a reopening of the suit of remission, with a view of remitting the whole forfeiture, woe un authorized by law, and in support of tho protest ho quoted freely MOM TUB OIUE? or HD. BElflfOW on hit argument for tho claimauta fllod with Secretary Richardson at tho timo of tho rehear ing in May previously, Ur. Bristow having thou maintained “ that such & reopening tho law nowhere allows that M no Court dismisses a ' suit iu order to make tho parties bring it again, and that there is no sort of doubt, if tbe peti tion is dismissed, tho cu atoms ofilcers will insist we are barred, Vie law having been exhausted by the first action.” And this doctrine. as advocat ed by Mr. Bristow while pleading as counsel iu behalf of tho vessel-owners, was quoted by Mr. Weiss in bis protest, In order to show that tne claim of the customs officers to tho forfeiture had become o tested niotiT; and, furthermore, so far as this claim or moiety was concerned, the oaae was placed beyond tho scope of further Interference by the Secretary of tbe Treasury or any one else. True, this protest, or brief, was mailed to tho Secretary of iho Treasury for tho purpose of defeating tbo petition of Messrs. Folaud and Evans, above referred to; but Uis also tree that this protest was SNTtBKLX UNNZOISBABT AND BDPEIIFLUOCfI, 8.,1 .I. M,. V.. ** WW. MW * > os it will appear from tho flies of the Treasury Bo* parimeot that Secretary Bristow had ditpned of O*pa(iilon several days before this brief reached tbo Department by referring tbs petition to tbs Solicitor of tbo Treasoiy. Mr. Wilson, with In structions to notify tbo parties that the petition could not and would not bo entertained. Thus it will bo observed that Secretary Bristow was to no wise influenced by this brief, and that when bn declined to entertain tbe petition no in discreetly preferred to him by Messrs. Feland and Evans, be was actuated only by A n|OH SENSE OF OFFICIAL DDTT AMD PIIOPTUETT. Tbe doctrine of Mr. Bristow, “that when a petition for remission Is finally decided, and a warranto? non-reralaaion la leaned, the claims of tbo customs officers to the forfeiture become a vested right, and tbo Secretary of the Treas ury has no power to interfere with this right," bae been adhered to by tbo Treasury Depart ment since the law wan in force, and it waa not departed from in tbo case of the Mary Merritt, when her forfeiture was remitted by Acting Secretary Conant, for tbo petition of Mr. E. Johnson presented ample proof that the right and Interest which the customs officers had in and to the forfoitnro wore FULLY COMI'ROMISP.n and legally assigned to the petitioners, viz: to parlies who could not bo wronged by tbo remla sioo, and who oould not and would not object to I understand that Mr. Weiss, who is intro duced in tbe sensational charges against Mr. Bristow as the witness “ willing to give his tes timony fully and freely," has been subpccnaod to appear before the Congressional Committee to giro evidence in the case. Mr. Weiss baa here tofore refused to bo interviewed on thia subject, though bo is supposed to know all about the case. Ho ia a Democrat of tbo purest water, but tbo reputation bo enjoys In this community warrants me In assuring tbo readers of The TnuiDNE that be will not injure tbo character of Mr. Bristow, or any other Uopubhcan candidate for tbe Presidency if tbo facts witbm his knowl edge do not Justify it. llepublicam. CiCIMIS. A FRIEND in NEED. Louisville, Ky., April 2L—Tbo capture of James Wilkinson, who is ebargod with a 815,000 embezzlement In Now Orleans and elsewhere, has proven an important arrest. On Saturday evening ho received a dispatch ia Jail from J. D. Phelps, at Indianapolis, stating that bo would arrive ou tho 1 o’clock (morning) Chicago train, and go immediately to tbo Jail. Phelps is the party to whom Wilkinson sblnpod tbe packages from New Orleans to Chicago, and the detectives conjectured that ho was a partner ia tho crime with Wilkinson. They accordingly decided to arrest him as a enspcctod felon on bis arrival. Phelps, on reaching tbo city yesterday morning, took a back, telling tho driver that be was going to tbo Jail to release a prisoner, and wonted him to wait for him at tbe door, whether be came out alone or not Tbe detectives were in tbe Jail when Phelps entered. Ho was allowed to go into the room whore Wilkinson Woe confined and see him. As soon as bo started out ho was arrest ed, and two detectives searched him, white a third wont into Wilkinson’s room and stripped him of all his clothes. In the heel of bis stock ing ho found $3,600. which looked as if it had Just been placed there. When Phelps was ac cused of giving WilkiußOQ money he deuiod til knowledge of it and he protested that ho had not given him a cent. Some important papers were found on bis person. Phelps was than locked up as a suspected felon. To-dsy writs of habeas corpus wore taken out for the prisoner, ami tho Court released Pbolpg, bat remanded Wilkinson to Jail. Tho money was not restored, Phelps having aaid that it was not hie whoa ho was arrested. a horrible'crime. Olmcdwati. 0., April 24.—Tbo Commercial's Forest, 0., epeclal says that about a week ago JobnDanmocb, a farmer residing 5 miles from that place, while working io a Hold with a son aged 15 and a daughter aged 7, becamq enraged at the lad and foiled him senseless with a hand spike, following np too blows till life was ex tinct, and then boned tbo body in an adjacent log-heap. He threatened to kill bis little daughter if she did not preserve si lence. Ho then reported the boy bad absconded. Yesterday the little girl, in an swer to a (mention: said she knew tbo where abouts of nor brother, but was afraid to tell. After some questioning, she told tbo story of tbo murder, but cbulu not exactly locate the hiding-place of tbo body. To-day the entire neighborhood began a search and discovered tbo remains, partially decomposed. Unnroock attempted to escape, hut was arrested and Jailed. ARREST OF TWO FURIES. Lauamib City, Wy. Tor., April 21.—The Sheriff baa arrested and confined m jail here two women, supposed to be the old woman and Kato Bonder, of Kansas-murdor fame. A description of Kate and Mrs. Bender was sent here by telegraph to day from the Sheriff of Parsons, Kan., and ex actly answers to the description of these prison ora. ’ They aro tough caeca, anyhow, and will be ’•“Id for further investigation. CoLUXDi,* DESERTER WOUNDED. Johnson, place .April 21.—A soldier named onod at tbo United bUenoe unknown, impna sentence of imprisonment ur'acka hero, under for desertion, attempted 19 escljsavcnwortb throwing a handful of red pepper la hisVv by face. Johnson attempted to run, but wne in. upon by the guard, the ball passing through bis body, Injuring him, it Is supposed, fatally. KANSAS TRIALS. Topeka, Kan., April 29.—1h0 jury in tbo case of Taylor, the LaCygno Postmaster, after being out twenty-six hours, failed to agree and were discharged. An effort will bo made to dismiss the case. The caso of Lappin, ox-Slato Troaenror nud perpetrator of school-bond frauds, is sot for tbo 15th of May, ALLEGED INCENDIARISM. Social Dnuatch to The Chicago Tnbtme. Dubuque, la., April 21.—Inoao Smith a gen tleman of color, was arrostod hero thin after noon for setting firo to tho PuUmnnHoußO of Cedarplapida, that was burned some time since. BUSINESS NOTICES. To Iloiisnknepor*.— I Tho attention ol bents of faiullleN la invited to Ibn (mjwnor qunUty of liumett'n Flavoring Uxtracla. They are highly cod rentralcd, have all Iho freshness and delicacy of the fruits from which they are prepared, and are Icaa ea iwniive. This Routs All I—T. 11. Piitnmn, Cov ington, Pa., wae cured of kidney disease by uatugouty hutf a bottle of Wivhnrt’a lino Tree Tar Cordial, while Mr. Purkarrt {dnigtftst to aame town) was also benefit ed by what remained to the bottle] Thoroughly euru Boro throat and diseased tmitfs 1 NOTIONS. Fans! Fancy Jewelry! Elegant GcoJs, Richly H anted. New Pc- Elgas constantly added hi Ilridal, Opera, and Pocket Fans, Plain, Puffed, and Flowered, Pearl, Ivory, Ebony, and Silver stick, Russia Leather, Feather, Mikado. Mandarin, and Russian Straw with rare bargains in French and Jupaneao Fans at quarter value. Our stock of Fancy Goods contains all the Novelties of tho season, “ Juan d'Arc Kelts, Pog Collars, Shell, Silver, Ivory, and Onyx Combs. Sets, Ear Rings. Necklaces, Lockets, Velvet Neck ItamU, Silver Filligreo, Rauglea, Roman Read Necklaces, Porcelain Jewelry, and other articles* of elegant bijouterie now fashionable, At Moderate Prices. dim. Gossage $• Co. Stato-st.—Wasbineton-st. BILKBI WI.S.&CO. Special Silk Sail! Having made extensive purchase!!. Black Bros Brain Sil£? At tho recent AUCTION SALES' In Now York, wo are offering them at tho lowest prices ever sold. Examine our qualities at $1.35, $1.50, $1.75, $2.00,; $2.25, $2.50, $2.75, $3.00. They are all CACHEMIRE FIN ISH goods, tho products of tho most noted and reliable Lyons manufacturers. We are also offering full linc.of CM Bros Grain Sis,, In all tho desirable shades, at SI.OO, $1,25, $1.50, $1.75, $2.00, $2.50„ Uncqualcd in value at tho prices. 25 PIECES COLORED STRIPES I AT 75 CTS., Worth fully SI.OO per yard* i A. SIMM & CO, SUCCESSORS TO SIMPSON, NORWELL & CO, AT THE OLD STAND, 79 & 81 State-st. DRESS GOODS. "It Pays to Me oi tie West Side. 0 MOST ATTRACTIVE BARGAINS DRESS GOODS AT THE West EM Dry Cools Hob, Madison and Peoria-sts. CARSON, PIRIE & CO. Offer the following among many other bargains bought in tho pros stJ-doprossod state of tho market at never ..loss to tho importers, anti . . _'v offered so oho apt At 21) rfs. Twilitw * At 25“ 9 'Silk'‘ AI1«3 VOVV ' M - oni A t 2 f«i.r& t« ids - 11114 Serge Btrlpes, i-c. ? foniMy 40 cts. -*l3 At 30 cUI Piucst Camel's Hair Strings, light shades 1 previously sold for CO cq. At 30 cts. Handsome Diagonal CoslnnuCloths, Twill’d D’begcs, and Arabesque Pbjiufl; cost 45 cts to import. At 37 1-2 cts. Extra-Fine All-Wool D’bcg* j regular 50c quality elsewhere. At 60 cia. Superfine Merino Wool Sergo D’bcgesj previoußly 05 cts. At 50 elk. Elegant quality All-Wool French Batistes, choice shades 1 formerly 75 cts. At 50 cts. Dainasees Fr’ch Cashmeres. Camera Hair effects in stripes and plaids 1 worth (55 cts. At SI.OO, (1-4 Camel’s Bair Suitings 1 regular. #1.50 goods. At 12 1-2 cts. 10 Coses finest Printed Percales 1 regular 25c quality. , „ Elegant Hues of ail I>otest and Choice Dress. Fabrics in tho most fashionable shades. Special Bargains .in Dl’k Cashmeres and Drop. D’Etes. Our Sale of Col’d Lyons (Iron Amins at Iho as tonishing prices previously advertised still continues. PAPER HANGINGS. A.E, LANCASTER. & CO, snccEssons to ALLEN, MACKEY & 00., 233 STATK-ST., corner Jackson, ARII Ot'FEIIINQ PAPERHAW6IN6S To cloao the atock, lower ihea over before known. Drown Blanks Co 10, and 120 ...20, 25, and UOo ...30, 35, and 40 o White Blanks. Bronze Goods Stamp G01d.... 20-lncU Tint 40-lnch Tint..... 1 to Uc per yard Decoration* of tU kind* 30 per cent below nunufko* tU C*rM»m«#!*Oil Clolh*. Matting*. Bedding. Curtain tiootls, UptioUtery Good*. end Window Untdea al price* lower Ui«a ha* bean known for the Uat ten utr*. Borders SHIRTS. THE SCHOOL Ofozperieaoe teaches man/ useful lessoosj Our EXPBBTBNOB la the BHU£*P DOBI. NEBB enables os to give our customers whet they all dostnb a PBBPJDOT.BTTTIwa SHIRT. bahhih ft COBB. ■ X7l Sobth Clark-sl* 5 .12 and 160 .50 and 000

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