Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 25, 1876, Page 9

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 25, 1876 Page 9
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BLAINE. The Maine Member Beads to me Bouse Ills Long-Promised Explanation. Ho Makes a Complete Denial of tbo Arkansas Bond Story. Jni] Explains How and When Hu ObtaimJ tbo Bonds in Question. Letters from Dillon, Scott, and Others In Support of His Statement Mr. Blaine's Views as to the Relations Between Congressmen and Cor porations, TUo Refutation Considered Con clusive So Far as It Goes. Yot There Are Points of Vital Interest Re quiring Solution. fijyrfat Dfivate* to The Chicago Tribune. Washington, D. 0,, April 24.—Mr. Blaine b statement naa listened to by a largo audloaco with tbo closest possible attention. Avery gen oral comment at tbo cloeo was, •' Excellent if it covers the grounds." Tbo following points of criticism upon it are quite current; There is no denial of any kind from Mr. Rollins, imido after tbo Harrison publication. There la nothing from James F. Wilson, of lowa, a Government Di rector who has been widely quoted as authority for the atalemoot that Mr. Blahio bad made an explanation of this matter to blm quite at. variance with the one made to-day. Mr. Harrison, tbo Government Director, was carefully ignored, and also tbo fact that this $04,000 transaction was the sub ject of Investigation by the Government Direc tors. The explanation of his dealings in various BoenriUes of a land-grant railroad, while » mem ber of Congress, in which stress was laid on tbo fact that tbo toad was helped by the State and not by Congress, is regarded as VERY WEAK. sioeo tbo State aid was glinted as a consequence of halp from Congress. Tho reasons given for not asking for an in vestigation are not hold to bo valid. Tbo ques tion t« asked on all sides. Why should Mr. Blalno bo any more reluctant to ho Investigated by the Democrats than Mr. Bristow T Tbo latter has within a few weeks demanded to bo beard by one committee, openly defied another, and demanded to bo beard nyit besides, and baa given two others all tbo information in bis power as to persona and records that could throw any light on tbo charges made against bim. In every case bo bas full est Inquiry. Besides this, in Mr. Blaine's case tbo various charges against bim cannot bo in vestigated unless bo himself or bia friends de mand it, since bo woa A member OP ANOTHER CONGRESS, when all Ibe matters involved occurred. So tbo Democrats are precluded from ordering an In quiry that will cover tbo whole case. Tbo sin gle mattor”of tbe 840,000 transaction may eomo putbelorelbo Judiciary, but it cannot go out side of that. Tbo fooling is quite common to-night that bo fore this matter can bo regarded as settled the •worn testimony of Messrs. Harrison and Wil son, -Government Directors; of Mr. Rollins, and of tbe officers of tbo Paciflo Road, must bo taken as to THE EXACT NATURE OV TUB TRANSACTION Mr. Harrison baa made known, and of wblob nothing more is known since Mr. Blaine’s ex planation than was known before. White Mr. Blaine himself did not mention Mr. Harrison, some of bis friends are apparently seeking to discredit bim by denouncing blm as a man of no character,’ and ono who cannot bo believed. This will bo nows wherever ho ia known. ANOTHER VIEW OP THE CASE. Boeeiat JHevatehfo The Chieaoo tribune. Washington. D. 0.. April 24.—Blaine's friends »nd many of hia political enemies maintain that bis answer ia unexceptionable and inassnilablo. They say It is frank, comprehensible, and con elusive, and that the Democrats could not refute It by an Investigation. They aay that by it Mr. Blaine bos cleared bis name of tho stain which bis enemies bad Bought to esat upon it. Qsn. Garfield, In the midst of a circle of friomla. said to Blaino that thoro was only one point which could poaaibly bo criticized. That wo», Blaine bad not stated tho amount ot Little Bock A Fort Bmltb bonds bo bought on which bo lost the f 20.000, Blame's icplywaa that be could bavo easily said that if bo bad thought of it. Ho could cattily bavo dono it, but that It cover occurred to him. 110 thought that ho had alro&dy said too much lo bis statements obout matters that wore not covered by the charges. Lamar, who listened closely to every word, said that Blaine’s mply to the charges upon him was nuanswerabto. [To the AteoeiaUd PreeeA Mil. ULAINE’fI HI'EECU. PfAEmNOTOK, D. 0., April 24.—1 n the House co-day, late in the afternoon, Mr. Blaine ob tained tho floor, and spoke at some length in denial of the stories concerning his alleged con nection with certain transactions ia I’aoiflo Hail road bonds. The following la tho full text of hia speech; Mn. Si'eakeb; With tho leave of tho House so kindly granted, I shall proceed to submit cer tain facts and correct certain errors personal to mysolf. The date of tho correspondence em braced in my statement will show that it was impossible forme to mako it earlier. 1 shall bo •a brief as circumstances will permit. For some months past a charge against me has been circu lating in private, and was recently made publio, designing to show that I hod in some indirect manner received tho large sum of $04,000 from (ho Union Pacific Hailroad Company in 1871, for what services or what purposes has never been stated. The alleged proof of this serious ac- ‘ ousation was based, according to the original story, upon tho authority of L. U. Hollins, Treasurer of the Union Pacific Company, who. it was averred, had full knowledge that 1 got tho money, and also upon tho authority of Morton, Bliss A Co., bankets, of Now York, through whom tho draft for SOI,OOO waa said to have been negotiated for mv benefit, as they con fidentially know. Hearing of this charge eu weeks in advance of its publication, 1 procured the following statement from TUB TWO FUINCII’IIi WITNESSES who were quoted as having such definite knowl edge against me s Naw Took, April «, 1870.— The Hon. J. O, Blaine, Waehtnaton- Dbab Bib : In anawor to your inquiry we beg to atate that no draft, note, or chock, or other evidence of value, bu ever pasted through oar books in which you were known or supposed to bavo any in- . tereel of any kind, direct or Indirect. Very rcapoct/ul- , ly, Mobton, Hum s Co. Also the following] Orrtoa or tub Union I’aoifio Raiuioad Compant, Boston, March 81.—rAe lion. J. O, Jf atm, |faiAtr»j -ton—Dxahßiu : In rcapouao to your inquiry, 1 beg leave to elate that I bavo been Treasurer of tho Union Paclffe Railroad Company since April s, 1871, and have necessarily known or all dlaburaemvnta made elnce that date. During that entire period, up to the pret est time, I am sure that no money has Wa pud la any way or to any peraon by the Company in which you were Intercated in any manner whatever. 1 make (hie aUtement in Justice to tho Company, to you, end to myaeir. Very respectfully, IS. 11. llonuNe. Some persons, on reading the letter ot Mor ton Oliss A Co., sold that Us denial seemed to be*copflned to ary payment that had passed through their " hooka," whereas they might have paid a draft la which 1 was interested, and yet no entry of It ha made on their books. On this criticism being made to the firm, they at moo addressed me tub roxxowiwo ltitib j Nrw Tout. April IS. 1870.— XU lion. J. O. Olainiy irathinatonillSO.— D»a» tint t It baa been auggeated to ua that our letter of tba Gib inat. waa not suiUclont iy loeluilf •or ezcloaiva. In that Utter we atated that no draft, note, or aback, or oibar evidence of velue bad ever pasted through our books to which you were known or supposed tohave any Inteieat, direct or In direct. It may be proper for ua to add that nothing has been paid W vain any form, or at any time, to ■ny p«raon or any aorporation in which you weie kaovtiy behaved, or supposed to have any Intense, whatever. We remain, very reapeetfnlly, your obedi* ml umoti) Morton, Slim > Co ( The (wo witnesses qnotod for tbo original charge having tlmn effectually disposed of It, the charge Itself tcappoara IN ANOTHER FORM, to this effect, viz. i that a certain draft was ne gotiated at tbo bousn of Morton, Bliss fc Co. (n 1871, through Thomas A. Bcolt, then President of tbo Union Paoiflo Hallway Company, for tbo sum of 8G4.000, and that 876,000 of tbo bonds of tbo Little Hook A Fort Bmttb llailroad Company wore pledged as col lateral t that tbo Union Pacino Company paid tbo draft and took up tbo collateral; that tho cash proceeds of it want to mo, and that 1 had furnished, or sold, or in some way convoyed or tiaaaforrod to Thomas A. Scott these Littlo Hook & Fort Smith bonds which bad boon used as col lateral; that tbo bonds in reality bad be longed to mo, or some friend or con stituent of mine for whom I was acting. I endeavor to sioto tbo charge in its boldest form and in all its phases. I desire boro and now to declare thatall and every part of this story that connects my name with It ia absolute ly untrue, without one panicle of foundation in fact, and without a tittle of evidence to substan tiate it. I never bad any transaction of vmy hind with Thomas A. Scott concerning bonds of the Little Rock & Fori 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 bad any busi ness transaction whatever with the Union Pa cifio Railroad Company, or any of its officers, or agents, or representatives, and never In any manner received from that Company, directly or indirectly, A SINOLB DOLLAR IN MONET, OB STOCKS, OS HONUB, or other form of value : and as to tbo particular transaction referred to, I never so much as hoard of it until nearly two yearn aflor its alleged oo curronc", when it was talked of atthotimoof the Credit Mobdlor Investigation of 187.1. Hut, while my denial may bo conclusive, X aliotil I greatly regret to bo compelled to leave the matter there. lam fortunately able to sus tain ray own dcclorailcn by tbo most conclusive evidence the casn adimto of or human testi mony can supply. If any person or persons know tbo truth or falsity of these charges, it must bo tbo officers of tbo Union Pacltlo Railroad Com pany. I accordingly addressed a note to tho President of that Company,—a gentleman who bad been a Director of tbo Company from Us organization. I bolioro. and who baa a moro thorough acquaintance with its business transac tions, probably, tbau any other man. Tbo cor respondence, which 1 here submit, will explain itself, and leave nothing to bo said. I will road tho lotions in tboir proper order. Tboy noed no comment. DLAINIS TO PRESIDENT DILLON. Wasiiimotom.D. O. April 11.—Sidney Dithn, Eeij., President Unton Paciiie f?a<(rond—Dear Slit: You have doubttcM observed the scandal now in circula tion in regard (o my haring been interested in certain bonds of tho LUUo Rock ii Fort Smith Railroad, al leged to have been purchased by your Company In lull. It ia due to mo, 1 think, that soma statement in regard to that subject ahould bo made by yourself as Ibe official head of tbo Union Pacific Railroad Com pany. Very respectfully, J, Q. Jllaihe. TUB REPLY. Office or the Umiok Pacific Railboad, New Yons, April 15.— The Uoru Jam/* 0. tllame, tt'aehtnf feii—Dbah 8m z 1 hare your favor of tho IStb Inat., and. In reply, desire to say that 1 havo this day writ ten Col. Thomas A. Bcott, who was Prtaldent of tho Union Pacific Railroad Company at the time of tho transaction referred to, a letter, of which 1 send a copy herewith, Ou receipt of bis reply 1 will Incloso It to you. Very respectfully, Bidket Dillom, President. Office Umiok Pacific Railroad, New Yons, April 15,1870 Cftl. Thomas A. Mott, PMaddohia— Dear Bib: The press of tho country >re making al legations that certain bonds of tbo Little Rock 4: Fort Hniltti Uallroad Company, pursued by tho Union Pa cific Railroad Company in 1671, were obtained from tbo Ron. James Q. Rlatno, of Maine, or that the avails In some form wont to bit benefit, and that the knowl edge of these facta rests with ilu> officers of tho Com pany and with youmclf. These statements are inju rious both to Mr. lilaine and to the Union Pacific Rail road Company. There were never any facts to war rant them, and I think that a statement to tbo public Is duo both to you and myself, 1 desire, as President of tho Company, to repel ony such Inference In (he most emphatic manner, and would bo glad to hear from you ou the subject. Very respectfully, Sumnr Dillom, President. SCOTT’S LETXEB. Office op the Union Pacific Railroad, New York, April 22, 1876.— The Hon. Jamtt G. Uiaine, H’tuMnufon—Dear Sir : As I advised you some days ano, I wrote ColiThoicas A. Bcott, and beg leave to Incloso you his reply. I desire further to say that I wu a Director of tbe Company and a member of tho Executive Committee In 1871, and to add my testimony to that of Col. Broil's In verification of all that he has stated In the inclosed letter. Truly yours, Sidney Dillom, President. ptrtr.tr>«f.i»iiTi. April 31, 187 6,—Sidney Billon, President U. P. It. It ., Aw York— M» Dead 8m; 1 Uave your loiter under date of New York, April IQ, IBlfl, stating that tho press of the country aro making allegations tliat certain bonds of (Lo LItUo Ilock ii Fort Smith Railroad, purchased by tho Union I’acifle llallroad Company in 1871, wero otiUlncd from the Hon. J. O. Ulalue, of Maine, or that tho avails In some form wont to his benefit; that there never wero any facta to warrant tho statements; that It Is your desire, aa President of the Company to repel any such infer ence In tho moat emphatic manner; and asking mo to make a statement In regard to the matter. In reply 1 b»g leave to say that, much ta Z dlsUko tho Idea of entering into any of tho controversies that are before tho public In these days of seaudal, from which but few men in publlo life seem to bo exempt, I feel It my duty to statu that the UUU Rock & Fort Bmitb bonds purchased by tho Union Pacific Railroad Company In 1871 wero not purchased or received from Mr. Blaine, directly or Indirectly, and that of tho money paid by the Union Pacific llallroad Company, or of avails or aald bonds, not one dollar went to Mr. Dlainn or to any persons whom or for hla benefit in any form. AU statements to the effect that Mr. Ulalno ever bad any transaction with mo, directly or indlrect .u- Involving mouoy or valuables of any kind, aro ab solutely without fouudatiou lu fact, I take pleasure In making this statement to you, and you may use It In any manner you deem best for the interests of the Uulon Pacific Railroad Company. Very truly yours, Thomas A. Scott. MAINE OS INTEBTIOATIONB. And this closes tho testimony 1 bavo wished to offer, Several newspapers, some of them doubtless from friendly motives, bavo urged that I should ask for a committee to investigate iboso charges. I might bavo dono that, and awaited the delay and slow progress that in evitably attend all Congressional investigations. Throo and a half years ago I moved a committee to investigate the Crodu-Mobifier charges, and though ovurv particle of proof in complete ex culpation of myaolf was before the Committee in thirty-six hours after its llrat meeting, I waa compelled to wait for moro than two months, in deed seventy full* days, before I got a publio report exonerating and vindicating mo from the charges. If I bail asked for a Committee to Inves tigate the ponding matter,l ahuld have been com pelled to wail tta necessarily slow action, with the charges all the while banging over mo nn douiod and unanswered ; and. ponding the pro ceedings of nu investigation which 1 bad my self asked, propriety would have forbidden my collecting and pubhuning tho decisive proofs which 1 have now submitted. For those res hods I have doomed that tho shortest and moat expeditious mode of vindication was the one which I was bound to choose by every consid eration of myself personally and ot rav official relations. 1 bavo not omitted the testimony of a single material witness to tho transaction on wuicb tho accusation against mo is based, and, 'unless 1 misappre hend the scope and force of tho testimony, it loaves no charge against mo. la any and all events I am ready to submit the whole matter to tho candid Judgment ofjtho House and country; if tho Hnuso tho thinks matter should ho further inquired into. I beg to express my entire readi ness to givo ail tho aasleranco in my power to make tho investigation as thorough, as rigid, and as impartial as is possible to give a Deeming corroboration or foundation to the story which 1 have disproved. Tho absurd rumor has lately appeared in cer tain newspapers that 1 was owner of from SIOO,- 000 to $250,000 of Little Hook A FortHmtlh Hail road bonds, which I received without cousldura tion. and that it was from these bonds that Thomas A. Scott received his $75,000. Tho statement is gratuitously and utterly false. Ho responsible author appears anywhere far this unfounded story, hut la dismissing it I desire to make tho following EXfUCtT STATEMENT. More than twenty-throe years ago, la the clon ing days of Mr. Fillmore's Administration, the Government granted to tho State of Arkansas kodio public lamia within ita own limits to bo applied to tbo construction of railroads in tbat btato. Tbo X.opialaluro of Arkansas Incorpo rated tbo Little Hock Sl Tort tiumh Uailroad Company tbo same year, and gave to tbo Com pany a portion of tbo land it bad received from tho General Government to aid In tbo construc tion of tbo road, about 5,000 acres to tbo mile, 1 lUlnk. but tho Company wuro uuablo to ralso any mouov for tbo enterprise, though they made the moat strenuous efforts, and when tho War broke out in 1801. eight years after tho Btato had given the lauds to tho Com pany, not a milo of rood was built. ti( coarse nothing was dono during tbo War. After the War all the grants of laud pre viously mode to Buutborn Rtstes wore renewed In gross In the session of IBCS-'CO. - Tbo Little Hook A Fort Smith Company -again received a grant from tbo State, and again tried to raise tbo money to bolld their road. The years 1805- ’6&-'67 poised without tboir getting a dollar. Finally towards the close of 1688 a company of Boston gentlemen, representing considerable capital, undertook iU construction. In raising the requisite means they placed the bonds of ibe Company oa tbo tfsw England market in THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE! TUESDAY* APRIL 25, 1876. the Rnmmor of 18(59, offering (bora on terms which Roomed very favorable to tbo purchaser, and offering thorn at a time whoa in* vestments of this kind wore fatally pon nlor. In common with hundreds of other people in Now England and other parts of the country, 1 bought some of llioso bonds, not a very largo amount, paving tor them at precisely the same rato that other* paid. I never board, and do not heltovo, that the Little Ttock Company, which I know is controlled by blgbly honorable moo, over parted with a bond to any person except at tbo regular price fixed for their Bale. Tbo enterprise, though appar ently very promising, proved unsuccessful, as did so many similar projects about the same tbno. 1 lost a considerable sum of monoy, over twentv trodsand dollars, by my investment, and 1 presume Now En gland made a net loss of 82,000,000 in completing that road for Arkansas, as aho has lost over 8100,000,000 by similar ven tures West and South within tbo last twelve years. In addition to my Investment in bonds, 1 united with others in raising some money for tho Company when it mot its first liuancial troubles. Proceedings are now pond ing in the United States Circuit Court in Arkan san. to which I am a party of record, for reim bursement of tbo money bo advanced. All tbo bonds which I ever purchased 1 continued to bold, and when tbo Company was reorganized In 1874 I exchanged them for slock and bonds In tbo now concern, which I still own. My whole connection with tbo road has boon open an day. If there bad boon anything to conceal about it I never should have touched it. Wher ever concealment isgdoeiiable, avoidance is ad visable; and I do not know any better test to apply to tbo honor and fairness of a business transaction. As to tho question of propriety involved in a member of Congress holding an investment of this kind. It must bo remembered llio lands wore granted to tbo Stale of Arkansas and not to the Railroad Company, and that ttio Com pany derived its life, franchise, and value whol ly from tbo Slate, and to tbo Slate tbo Company is amenable and answerable, and in no souse to Congress. Hmco 1 purchased tbo bonds but one act of Congress has passed in any wav touching the subject, and that was merely to rectify a previous mistake in legislation. I take it when auv security, from Government bonds to town scrip, is offered at public sale to any ono who can pay for it, rVEUT AMERICAN CITIZEN IS FREE TO RUT. If you exclude a Representative from the In vestment on the ground that in a secondary or remote way tbo legislation of Congress baa af fected or may affect the value of tbo article, then you exclude every man on (bis door not only from holding a Government pond or a share in a National Rank, but also from owning a (lock of sheep, or a field of hemp, or a tobacco planta tion, or a cotton mill, or an iron furnace, for all these interests are vitally affected by tariff legis lation ou which we vote at every session, and on which an important measure is oven now pond ing in Committee of the Whole. Jo the seven intervening years since the Little Rock ib Fort timith bonds wore placed on the market, I know few investments that have not been more affected by tbo legislation of Con green. But this case docs not require to bo shielded by any such comparisons or citations, for I repeat tbo Little Rock Hoad derived all (t bad from tbo State of Arkansas and not from Congress. It was In the discretion of Congress to give or withhold from the State, but it was solely in the discretion of the State to give or withhold from tbo Little Rock Railroad Com pany. Whon the Little Rock Road fell into tbo financial troubles of which I bava spoken, there wore certain interests connected with it that wore under PECULIARLY tMrRCSSINO BUBAimASSUENTS, and tbst'neodod relief. There bad been, at dif ferent times, very considerable talk about in ducing the Atlantia 4 Pacific Road, which, on Us southern branch, was to bo a connecting lino oast and west with the Little Rock 4 Fortf Smith and Missouri, Kansan 4 Texas 'Roads, which would bo a connecting lino both north iad south at a paint of junction* to aid the little Rack 4 Fort Smith enterprise by taking some of its securities, a practice very common among connecting roads. To both of these roads tbo completion of tbo Little Rock Rood was of very groat importance. Accordingly in the spring of 1871, wlion only one coupon hod boon paused by tho Little Rock Company on one series of Its bonds, and nouo panned on tho other, and when there was a uangulno hope of getting tbo enterprise on its foot again, tbo Atlantic 4 Paciflo Company took SIOO,OOO of its bonds and 8100,000 of its stock for tbo gross Rum of 870,000, and tho Missouri, Kansas 4 Texas, if I remember correctly, took half tho amount at tbo samo rote. This was dono not for tbo corporation itself, but for on interest largely engaged in tho construction of tho road. With tho circumstances attending tho negotiation with tbo Atlantia 4 Paciflo Rood I was entirely familiar, and with several of Its officers j havo long boon well acquainted. I also knew of the negotiation with tho Missouri, Kansas 4 Texas Rood, though I never to my knowledge saw any of its officers, and novor bad an interview with any of them ou any subject; but in case of both roads I desire to say that tno bonds sold to them did not belong to mo, nor did I have one dollar’s pecuniary Interest in tbo whole transaction with either company. Tbo infamous Insinuation m&do in certain quarters that 1 engaged to uso my iclluouco in Congress for tbo Atlantic 4 Paciflo Road, and also for tho Misaourl. Kansas 4 Texas, in consideration of their purchasing these securities. UAUDLT MUUITS NOTICE. Tho officers and Directors of both Companies, so far as I bavo known one and board of ethers, aro high-toned, honorable gentlemen, and they would bavo justly spurned mo from tbolr pres ence bod I been wilting to submit, so offer so dishonorable and mutually degrading. I bad no pecuniary stake in tho negotiation, and 1 should bavo loved Imfamrjfor Infamy’s sake bad 1 bar tered my personal and official honor in tho transaction, aod X am aura that ovary man con nected with either Company would rope! tho dis honoring suggestion as warmly ns I do myaolf. Tho wholo affair bad no moro connection with Congressional legislation than any ono of ten thousand similar transactions that aro constantly occurring in ttio business world of a iiko chancier, with the insinuation Just answered is that which, in an irtosponslhlo and anonymous way. attempts to connect tho ownership of Little Hook A Fort Smith bonds with the legislation of last winter respecting tho Stale Government of Arkansas. There arc Dome accusations which it ia difficult to repel with sufficient force, became of their mixture of absurdity, depravity and, falsehood. I never hoard this stupid slander until within a few days, and 1 venture to say thoro is not a re sponsible man in the country of tho slightest sense who can discern tho remotest connection between two things that are alleged to have an intimate and infamous relatlou. SUMMING UT Lot mo now, Mr. Speaker, briefly summarize wlmt I have presented s /'in/—That tho story of my receiving SOI,OOO, or any other sum of money or other thing of value,from tho Union Pacific Hailroad Company, directly or Indirectly, or lu any form, is abso lutely disproved by tho most conclusive testi mony. Second—That no bond of mine waa ever sold to tho Atlantic A i’acifle or tho Missouri, Kansas A Tons Hailroad Company, and that not a slngio dollar ofmonoy from either of these com panies over wont to my profit or benefit. Third— That instead of receiving bonds of tho Little Hock A Fort Smith Hoad os a gratuity, I novor had ono except at tho regular market prico, and that instead of making a largo fortune of that Company I bavo incurred a se vere pecuniary loss from my investment in Its securities, which I still retain, and out of such affairs as this grows tho popular gossip of largo fonuuos amassed ia Congress. I can hardly expect. Mr. Speaker, that any statement from mo will stop tho work of those who bavo so industriously circulated thoso calumnies. For months past the effort has boon energetic and continuous to spread those stories lu private circles. Emissaries of slander havo visited tho editorial rooms of loading Repub lican papers from Boston to Omaha, and whisper ed of revelations to como that were too ter rible oven to ho npoken in loud tones, and at last tho rovolatlous havo boon made. 1 am now, Mr. Speaker, in tho fourteenth year of a not Inactive service in this hail. I have taken ana bavo given blows. 1 havo no doubt said many things ia the heat of dobato which 1 would now gladly recall. 1 havo no doubt given votes which, la (alloc light, I would flladly change; but 1 have never douo anything n mv public career for which 1 could bo put to tho faintest blush in any presence, or for which 1 cannot answer to my constituents, my con science, and tho groat f&archor of Hearts. tub ntvuEssioK cntvm>. 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 hall. As ho con cluded there was a murmur of applause from both rides of the hall, and one of a group of prominent Democratic members having tem porary seats near tho reporter exclaimed, as ho iinlsbod his assertion of innocence, “I believe it 5 every word of it.” To which others replied, •• And so do 1." nanaiaoN'a Last. Inpunspous, April ‘24.—ln an interview this afternoon with a reporter, John O. Harmon it.twl tU.t In writing unit dup.tolllng tbo Hon. j. F. Wilson regarding tho swtadle soonocted with the Union raciflo Uailroad, La did not uao (ho name of Mr. Blaine, oat simply remarked that tbo person referred to «m a prominent and Influential member of (bo Bopublicati party, 110 Nays further (bat bo sent Mr. Wilson two or three questions to ho asked witnesses coming before his Committee whlob. if they had been ashed tad properly answered, would have dis covered tbo nam-J very quickly, Mr. Harrioon has copies of bis dispatches and letters soot Mr. Wilson. The correspondence took place in January and February, 1873. SPORTING NEWS. WRESTLING. UEtQBTEn-CliniaTOL. Tbo wrestling match after the Gncco-Bcman style between iloygster and Cbrlstot takes place this evening at tbo Now Chicago Theatre. What little betting baa yet been done has been at alight odds on tbo Gorman, though it seems to bo ackuowiodgod that tbo younger mao, Christo!, has tbo advantage in wind, activity, ond science, —in foot, everything but strength and weight. It will bo an Interesting match, for the reason that avoirdupois will bo pitted against science, and tbo result in therefore very doubtful. Bouor, tbo celebrated wrestler, does not like to soo the wrestling interest in Chicago go ou without bun. and has accordingly signified bis intention in tbo following dispatch : To IS* Editor Of Tht Chleruto TYit.um ; fir, Louis, April 84.—1 leave fit. Laois to-night to bo Jirescnt at the wrestling match to-morrow, and I chat engo the winner for f',oo to |l,ooo. Ctf. iUcnt. It ia on record that Bauer beat Christol in Ronton and in Now York, but it does not seem from the accounts given that there Is. after all, much to cltoorto between tbo mow. An to Iloyg ster, bo is an unknown quantity, and liable to do mnnv strange things. That bo was defeated in his first match after bis arrival In Bouton docs not settle anything. To-night's match is euro to be a good one. and the challenge of Bauer only adds Interest to it. BASE BALL. TQS GAME BETWEEN THE BOSTON AND ATHLETIC OUHJB VKSTEBDAT. OupaUh to The CMcaoo TVfburw. Philadelphia, April 24.—Tbo weather was cloudy and chilly. Two thousand people were present. Moycrlo’a batting and Knight’s pitch ing wore tbe features : T.RIBI Force, a. a.. 6; ll iSssaVbi U'Rourke.l.f : Morn»n, I l> ] Nch*lor, 3 b J.McCimlcy, c ||sl»nnlog,ab Morrill. o. 1 p.. il _ T0U17..... 4i <j ili I,'J tj d! Kaaler, o. f, 0 8 Fiilur, ai>... e s Meyofla, SB. 6, S Hutton, 1 11.. 0 8 Coon*, 0.... 6 1 Hail, I. L... fl| 8 S 5 515| |ii i|- |M|2O 19 371 I'onior, r.'K Kulßbt, i>... Inning*— 19 3 4 6 .3 4 0 3 1 Athletic. Bouton 0 10 0 0 ItunaoarßM— Atblotlo, 8: Boston. 1. Firft Duo by errort—Athletic, 4: Boston, 1. Bstoa ou called ball*— Attilotle, 8; Boston, 8. Umplro-Gconte lloubol. Tlmo o( gatno—3 hour* and 15 mtnntos. PEOESTRIANISM* O'LEABT IN SAN FIUNCISCO. Sait Francisco, April 33.—O'Leary and Bcbmobl, pedoatrianfl, bare agreed npoo a COO milo match, $2,000 a aide, in (his city aomo time in May. O'Leary wilt also attempt 152 miles in thirty-two boors between the Ist and 10th of May. THE TRIGGER. NO MAHKBMBK IN CALIFORNIA, Ban Fiuncihco, April 23.— California will probably not send marksmen to Crcedmoor to compote for a position on tbo international team. Tbo closing match to-day resulted mno ouo making tho score rociulrod to be sent east by tbo lUllo Association. CENTENNIAL. THE CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION. Qurevtl VUvateh to 77m Chuaan Tribune, S pdinofield, IH., April 21,—Tho following joint resolution of Congress has boon for warded by tbo titato Department at Washington to Got. Beveridge with tbo request that it bo made tbo basis of on Executive recommendation to tbo county and town authorities of Illinois, to carry out its suggestions, and tho Governor will accordingly, in a day or two, issue a procla mation in acoordaooo therewith: Joint Resolution on (ho celebration of the Centen nial In tho several counties or towns. He if rewired, by the Senate and House of Repre sentative* of tho united States of America, Thai it l» and Is hereby recommended by tho Senate anil House of Representatives to tho people of tbo several Ktatcs that they assemble In tho several counties or towns ou Uia 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 be tiled In print or manu script In tho Clerk's office of said county and an addi tional copy In print or manuscript bo filed In the olllee of tbo Librarian of Congress, to tbo intent that a complete record rosy thus bo obtained of tho progress of our institutions during th« first centen nial of thulr existence. THE PRECIOUS METALS. Georgetown. Col., April 24.— Tbo eblpment of ores for tho Centennial Exposition from tho Clear Creole country has cotnmoucod. Tbo own ers of tbo Pelican Mine load off with ono mass of oro weighing 4,500 pounds. This mino will bo represented by specimens of great value, pre senting a total weight of 7,000 pounds. The Dives will bo represented by massive specimens of raro aud valuable ore. The Consolidated Her cules and 1100 Baxter, sulphurate, and Colorado Central rend ono ton each. C. R. Fish’s cabinet of rich and raro oro, weighing about a ton, is being boxed up for shipment. Ono foil car-load of oro will ho on routo from the Clear Creek country mines this week. PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia, Fa., April 24.—The steamer Illinois, which arrived to-day from Liverpool, brings additional British exhibits for tho Can toumal Exposition. THE WEATHER. Washington, D. 0., April 25—1 a. m.—For lbs Upper Lake region rising, followed by falling, naromater, north to oast winds, partly cloudy and warmer woalhor. LOCAL OBSERVATIONS, CHICAGO. Ap Time. |] Wind. jltatn lUar.iThr flu. ' 1 1 6;C3». m.KW.ISI 43 Cfi N. E.. fresh... .... 11:1(4 a. m. 30.13 44, C7N„ fresh 3:uo p. ni. 30.16| 48| CO N,, freak | I 8:33 p. 1U.,MJ.17. 47) 4H N„ truah ) I V:OU p. m. SO.ID; 44 67jN., fresh lOjld p. m. 30.10 , 441 1.71 N., freak I I Maximum thermometer, r>o. Minimum, 40. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS, Cmoauo, April 34—Midnight. iTtiri W’lmi, ;lUln gentle... j 60iN, K. t gentle 1 ..... ' 4618. K„ fresh..l I MiN, K., lro«*U.i CH'H. W., gentle . aslcdtu M N. B„ frenh ft 11N. K., f resit C3|H. W., fresh MOalm 41 N., gontlo 60 N., gentle 6(|B. fret I) 43 W., fruU 63 Calm !~|: Cheyenne ! 30.041 Ulauurk 120.011 llret-kiurlilso.luo.il' Davenport....|3o.2l| Denver ,30.00 Duluth M. 21 . Tt. 011*0n....'30.11 Kookuk j 30.18 LaCroae*,.. .. 30.17 Leavenworth,, >30,21 Milwaukee,,..l3o,2l Omaha 30.21 l»Uit« p.7l HI. Halt Lake 1%>,08 tj tattoo. il OBITUARY. Bvtfial THtwUeh to The Chteaao Tribune. Mauihon, Wia., April 24.—Francis Mossing, a prominent Herman citizen of this city, a resi dent oiuco 1848, died to-day after a lingering Illness. Ho was a Republican Borgcant-at-Arma of tho Assembly of 1858, a Liberal in 1872, and u Reformer in 1878. aud Stato Librarian under Taylor, tbs last two years, as a reward for his active efforts for tho Reform party. Kvansviu.il lud., April 24.—Ex-Qov. Archi bald Dixon, of Kentucky, died at his house iu Henderson. Ky., last night at 7:20 o’clock, after au illness of many weeks, caused by a complica tion of disorders and softening of the brain. Ho succeeded Henry Clay iu tho United Utatos Hcnato m 1852, aud was for many years distin guished in Huto and national politics. Ho was 71 years of age at tho turn) of his death, aud lived iu Henderson ciuoo 1805. Ilia native place is m tho deepest monruiug. aud tho public busi ness is suspended by otliciai proclamation. Ha will bo buried from tho Presbyterian Church iu Henderson to-morrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. VESSELS PASSED PORT HURON. Port Huron, Mich., April 34.— Down— Prop J. Rortseby. Ur—Prop V. Dwam and consort; eebra Sweet heart, SuuDjßide, Reindeer, Moutlcello, Mont pelier. Wind—Northeast, fresh; weather clear. Asuobb—Tho scow Louise, which was towed oat yesterday, Rant, wont ashore 1 mile south of Lexington last evening during a severe fog. Assistance has boon sent to her. BRISTOW. Ho Has No Explanation, but Wants an Investigation. And It Must Be Prompt, Thorough, and De cisive. le Demands Ilia! (he Milwaukee Ktngslers Shall Como (o the Freni. Spirited Scene Between the Secretary ond His In vestigators. Further Interesting Facts Concerning the Mary Merritt Case. BEFORE THE OMMITTEE, BBIHTOW AND CATE, Washington, D. C., April 2i.~Tbe Committee on Expenditures in tbo Treasury Department met to-day for clio investigation of tbo charge# against Bccrclary Bristow in relation to the re lease of the bark Mary Merntt. Mr. Brietow ap peared to bis own behalf, and Judge Cato ap peared in bis own behalf. Judge Cato, who in troduced tbo resolution in the House, was called upon for tbo names of tbo parties who furnish ed him with tbo Information. 110 gave the namosofll.il. Chittenden, E. E. Johnson, 9. E. Weiss, Eovi Uubbcll, 0. W. Hazleton, and Mr. Nonbrup. He suggested that perhaps it might not bo necessary to summon more than one or two of them, os all tbo facts could bo ob tained from that number as well as all, ond tbo expense of summoning all of them might bo saved. Ho did not think it noccesary to sum mon Judge llubboll. Mr. Bristow said it was late to tulk about economy in this matter. Ho bad boon arraigned beforo tbo country, and bo wanted fullest and minutest investigation, and desired tbo attend ance of all tbo witnesses, {particularly Judge llubbelt, as *bo desired to show under what circumstances Judge llubboll went out of office. Ho questioned Cato as to all tbo sources of bis information, and do sired a list of all tbo persons with whom bo had conversed upon tbo subject. Members of tbe Committee having objected to his questions. Secretary Bristow said ho had no hesitation in saying that these charges had been instigated by what 1h known in tbo country as tbo •• Whis ky Bing of Milwaukee," and bo interrogated Cate to bring out those facts and pat tbo infor mation on record. TiKiM 67 R B 0 8 8 4-30 0 0 I I— 8 Cate said tbe Committee would try to take care of their side of the case. Ho btmsolf did not wish to appear as tho prusasotor. Secretary Bristow— •* But you will do so. You cannot help it.'* After further discussion tho Committee de cided to summon all the witnesses named. Secretary Bristow said that newspapers had charged that bo dad declined to furnish tho original papers in the case. He wished to state that while id obedience to an Executive order be should decline to fumisb tbe original papers in tbe cases under investigation, yet in every case against himself bo would take the responsibility to produce before tho Committee every original paper. Ho then gave tho Committee tbe follow ing names of witnesses to bo summoned: D. Lyman, 0. F. Conaut, Linford Wilson. J. 11. Robinson (of tbe Troasnrv, Department), John Frelaud, W. L. and S- E. Trice, of Hopkinsville, Ky„ and Walter Evans, Louisville. Tbo Committee then adjourned. THE MOIETY LIE. A FULL EXPOSITION OK THE CASS. 20 Ms Editor Pf The Chieaao 7W6nn< Milwaukee, April 21.—-The charges against Secretary Bristow, as mode and reiterated by an evening paper of this city from day to day, bare finally found their cnlminatiou. Judge Cato, tbe Representative of tho Eighth Wisconsin's trict, has secured tbo adoption, in tbo House of Representatives, of a resolution calbng for an in vestigation of tho Mary Merritt cose. But bow little Mr. Cato and tbo man who drafted tbo reso lution know about tbo matter becomes apparent from tbo foot that tbo resolution states that tbo Mary Merritt bad boon seized for a violation of tbo customs laws. I showed in a former commu nication which appeared in Tan Thibons of Bat day, that TUIB STATEMENT IB FALSE, just aa 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 his moiety, hut did not fright en Mr. Bristow from perpetrating a direct steal from tbo Treasury." In view of this fact I doom it properto devote a little attention to tiiia "legal document.” Under tho act of March 8,1787, the Secretary of the Treasury baa power to remit fines, pen alties, and forfeitures incurred under the reve nue aud navigation laws, aud this power ex tends also over tho moiety of tbo customs oill cers, to which they wore formerly entitled un der tho law. RUT THIS POWER CEASES when tho petition is dismissed, and a warrant of non-remission is granted aud tiled with tbo court. lu tho case before us, a petition for re mission was made simultaneously with an ap peal to the Supremo Court, and it is known that this first petition was dismissed bv tho Secre tary of the Treasury, March 20, 1874, for tech nical defects, aud upon tho oniniou of tho Solicitor of tho Treasury, Mr. Dautlold, “That the petitioner could, not, on appeal to the Su preme Court, claim that there was no forfeiture, and at tbo same time, by petition to tbo Secre tary, admit forfeiture.” prll 34. jWethe Clour. Clear. I Fair, Fair. Clear, Clear. IT IB ALSO KNOWN that afterwards, in May, 1874, a motion was mode for a rehearing; that Secretary Richard son, upon tho strength of an affidavit of the pe titioners that their attorney had grossly neglect ed the case, granted a reconsideration of tho pe tition on its merits; that, upon consideration of those merits, tho Secretary of tbo Treasury decided, May 21, 1874, that no remission or investigation could b« granted, and that tbo warrant of non-remission should stand aud re malu in full force. Weather. IT IH A MATTER Of FACT ASP LAW that when tliia decision was made. ami tho war rant of non-remission was filed with tho court m the manner required by law, the suit of remis sion became res adjudtea as far as tho claim of Mr. Weiss, or any other private individual claiming a moity, was concerned. Now. when Messrs. Poland aud Evans potl tfouod the Secretary of tho Troasurv, under tho administration of Mr. Rrlaiow, by letter dated Sent. 1,1871, for another hearing, with a view of obtaining a discharge of the Judgment en tered against (ho vessel nod her boudsmou, Mr. Weiss, to protect bis vested right in said Judg ment, protested against a reopening of tho caso in a letter dated September, 1874, printed in brief form and addressed to tho lion. U. 11. Rnstow, Secretary of ttio Treasury, claiming that a reopening of (be suit of remission, with a view of remitting the i ehole forfeiture, was un authorized by law, and in support of tho protest ho quoted freely FROM TUB DRIB? Of MU, RUIB fOVT on bis argument for tho claimants tiled with Beorotary Richardson at tho tiiuo of tho rehear ing in May previously, Mr. liristow having thou maintained “ that such a reopening tho law nowhere allows 5" that "no Court dismisses a ' suit in order to make tho parties bring it again, ami that there is no sort of doubt, if the peti tion is dismissed, tho cusfoms officers will insist tee are barred, (As law having been exhausted by the first actum.” Aud this doctrine, as advocat ed by Mr. Rristow while pleading as counsel in behalf of tho vessel-owners, was quoted by Mr. Weiss iu his protest. In order to show that (lio claim of the customs officers to the forfeiture bad become ATOSTXD Ufllltl and, furthermore, so far as this Maim or moiety was concerned, tho case was placed beyond tho scope of further Interference by the Secretary of the Treasury or any one Use. True, tbia protest, or brief, was mailed to the Secretary of the Treasury for the purpose of defeating the petition of Messrs. Poland and Evans, above referred to j butU is also true that this protest was BNTIHELT UNNKCBSBABT AND BCI’ERVLUOtB, —», 4.11411 4 V** *■ 4W—4l, 4 —V, " • "", as it will appear Crum the flies of the Treasury Do- partoiont tbal Secretary Bristow had dUpoted of V*petition several d&yi before ibis brief reached the Department br referring the petition to tbe bolicitor of Ibo Treasury. Mr. Wilson, with in structions to notify tbo parties tbat the petition could not and would not bo entertained. Thun it wilt bo observed tbat Secretary Bristow was in no wise Influenced by tbis brief, and tbat when he declined to entertain tbo petition so in* discreetly preferred to bim by Messrs. Jfcland and Kvans, bo was actuated only by a uioit sense or omen*, ntnr akd momrETT. Tbe doctrine of Mr. Bristow, “that when a petition for remission la finally decided, and a warrantor non-remission is issued, tbo claims of the customs officers to tbo forfeiture become a vested right, and tbo Secretary of tbe Troaa urv haano power to Interfere with this right," has boon adhered toby tbo Treasury Depart ment Binco the law was in force, and it was not departed from in tbe cane of the Mary Merritt, when her forfeiture was remitted by Acting Hccrolary Conant, for tbo petition of Mr. K. Johnson presented ample proof that the right and Interest which tbo customs officers had in aud to the forfeiture wore FL'LLT COMrilOMlfir.D and legally assigned to the petitioners, viz; to parties who could not ho wronged by tbo remis sion, and who could not and would not object to I understand that Mr. Weiss, who is intro duced in the sensational charges against Mr. Bristow as the witness 0 willing to give hta tes timony fatty and freely," has been subptcnaod to appear before the Congressional Committee to give evidence In the case. Mr. Weiss has here tofore refused to bo interviewed on this subject, though ho la supposed to know all about the cose. Ho is a Democrat of tbo purest water, hut the reputation ho enjoys in this community warrants me in assuring tbo readers of Tub TnniDNE that ho will not injure the character of Mr. Bristow, or any other Uopublican candidate for the Presidency if tbo lads within his knowl edge do not justify it. llepohucan. CRIME. A FRIEND IN NEED. Locibvtllb, Ky. f April 2L— Tho capture of James Wilkinson, who is charged with a $15,000 embezzlement In Now Orleans and elsewhere, has proven au important arrest. On Saturday evening ho received a dispatch in jail from J. D. Phelps, at Indianapolis, slating that bo would arrive on tho 1 o'clock (morning) Chicago train, and go immediately to tbo Jail. Photps Is the party to whom Wilkinson sblnpod (bo packages from Sow Orleans to Chicago, and tho detectives conjectured that be was a partner in tho crime with Wilkinson. They accordingly decided to arrest him as a suspected felon on his arrival. Phelps, on reaching tho city yesterday morning, took a hack, telling tho driver that ho was going to tho Jail to rcloaso a prisoner, and wanted him to wait for him at the door, whether bo camo out alono or not The detectives woro in the Jail when Phelps entered, 110 was allowed to go Into tho room whore Wilkinson Was confined and see him. As soon as ho started out ho was arrest ed, and two detectives searched him, while & third wont into Wilkinson’s room ami stripped him of ail his clothes. In the bool of his stock- ing no found $3,600, which looked os if it bad just boon placed there. Wheu Phelps was ac cused of giving Wilkinson money be denied ail knowledge of it, and be protested that bo bad not given him a cent. Borne important papers were found on his person. Phelps was then locked up as a suspected felon. To-day write of habeas corpus were taken out for the prinoner. ond tho Court released Phelps, but remanded Wilkiußon to Jail. Tbo money was not restored, Phelps having said that it was not hie when ho was arrested. A horrible'crime. Cincinnati, 0., April 24.— Tbo Commercial's Forest, 0., special says that about a week ago John Banmock, a farmer residing Smiles from that place, while working in a Sold with a son aged 16 and a daughter aged 7, became; enraged at tbo lad and foiled him senseless with a hand spike, following up too blots till life was ex tinct, and then buried tho body in an adjacent log-heap. He threatened to kill bis little daughter If she did not preserve si lence. Ho then reported tho boy bad absconded. Yesterday tbo Uttio girl, in an swer to a question: said she knew the where abouts of nor brother, but was afraid to tel). After some questioning, she told the story of tbo murder, but c&uld not exactly locate tho hiJing-placo of tho bodv. To-day tlio entire neighborhood began a search and discovered tho remaiua, partially decomposed. Hanmock attempted to escape, but was arrested and Jailed. ARREST OF TWO FURIES. Laramie Cm. Wy. Tor., April 21.—The Sheriff has arrested and confined in Jail bora two women, supposed to be the old woman and Kate Bender, of Kousaa-raurdor fame. A description of Eato and Mm. Bender wan sent here by telegraph to* day from the Sheriff of Parsons, Kan., and ox* aetly answers to tho description of those prison* ors. ' They are tough cases, anyhow, and will be bold for further Investigation. DESERTER WOUNDED. Colcm.*,., o M April 24.—A soldier named Johnson, place if residence unknown, impris oned ot tno United bucee barracks boro, under sentence of imprisomnoat to Vort Leavenworth for desertion, attempted tq escape to-day by throwing a handful of red popper in bis guard's face. Johnson attempted to run, but was tired upon by the guard, the ball passing through bia body, injuring him, it is supposed, fatally. KANSAS TRIALS. Topbka, Kan., April 23.—'1b0 jury In the cane 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. Tbo cmo of Lappin. nx-Stato Treaßtiror and perpetrator of school-bond frauds, is sot for tbo lstb of May. ALLEGED INCENDIARISM. Social DitvaUh to The Chicago Trtbunf. DcnuyuE, la., April 21. Ihoao Smith a gen tleman of color, nan arrested boro thin after noon for netting flro to tho PullmanHoußO ol that wan burned noma time eiuco. BUSINESS NOTICES. To Iloimrltrepcrn.—Tlto attention ol brads of famillcH is mvttcd to the siijwnor quality of Uurmtt's Flavoring Kilncts. They are highly con centrated, have ah thu ireshuesa and delicacy of the fruits from which they are prepared, aud ore leu ex pensive. _ Thin flout* All 1-T. 11. Piilmuta, Cov ington, I'a., wan cured of kidney diatusoby using only Adi/ a bottle of Wuhan's lino Troo Tar Cordial, while Mr. Packard (druggist in same town) waa also beneflt i<d by what nmnliu-d in the bottle I Thoroughly surra «lire throat and diseased lunge I NOTIONS Pans! Fancy Jewelry! Elegant Geo is, Richly U unN. New Do signs constantly added hi Uridal, Ojiera. and Tockct Funs, I'lain, Pulled, and Flowered, Pearl, Ivory, Ebony, and Silver stick, Russia Leather, Feather, Mikado, MandarPu, and Russian Straw with rare bargains in French and Juii.vne.'O Fans at quarter value. Our slock of Fancy Goods contains all the Novelties of the season, “ Juan d'Arc Hells, Fog Collars, Shell, Silver. Ivory, and Onyx Combs. Sets, Ear Kings, Necklaces, Lockets, Velvet Neck Hands, Silver Filligreo, Fauglcs, Roman Head Necklaces, Porcelain Jewelry* und other articles* of elegant Bijouterie now fashionable, At Moderate Prices. Chas. Gossage Co. Stato-st.—W asliington-st. BILKS* W.A.S.&CO. Special Silk Sale! Having nmelo extensive pu^cUuscal. BW te Grain Sit* At the recent AUCTION SALES lii Now York, wo arc offering them at 1110 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 CACHEMIBE FIN ISH (foods, tbo products of tho most noted and reliable Lyons manufacturers. Wc arc also offering full linos of Moral 6k Grain Silts,. In nil tlio desirable shades, at SI.OO, $1.35, $1.50, $1.75, $3.00, $3.50„ UncQualcd in vnluo at tho prices* 25 PIECES COLORED STRIPES' AT 75 CTS., ■Worth fully SI.OO per yard. USiiMMCB, SUCCESSORS TO SIMPSON, NORWELL & CO., IT THE DU) HAD, 79 & 81 State-st. DRESS GOODS, “It Pays to Me on tie West Silo," MOST ATTRACTIVE BARGAINS DRESS GOODS AT TUB West EM Dir Goods louse, Madison and Peoria-sts. GAM, pmiE & co. Oflbr tho following among many other bargains bought in tho pres ent doprosaod state of tho market at serious loss to tho importers, and. novor before oii’orod so ohoap: iJVgeg, Poplins, and At 20 cfs. Twilled Plaids i worth .M > i .. At 25 eta. Silk Mtwd M-Vur*. Plaids, aud Strjl)CS, to IDHlrll : WOI lb U» ctrf. At 25 cUC Plain (M il .Mohairs, Serge Stripes, *c ; formerly 11} cU. * * AtSOclA Finest Camel's Hair hnitinip, light riiades t previously sold for GO as. At 30 els. Handsome Diagonal Costume Cloths, Twill'd D’beges. and Arabesque Poplins j cost 45 eta to import. At 37 1-2 cte. Extm-Fino All-Wool D bogie t regular 50c quality elsewhere. At 50 els. Superfine ifcriuoWoolSergeD beges; previously 05 els. At 50 eld. Elegant quality All-Wool French Ilatistca, choice eliadea i formerly 75 cU, At 50 cts. Damusses Fr’cb Cashmeres. Camel's* Hair effects in Btripcs and plaids} worth* 05 eta. At SI.OO. (1-4 Camel's Ilalr Suitings j regular. $1.50 goods. At 12 1-2 ctb. 10 Cases finest Printed Percales i regular 25c quality. , « Elegant lines of ull Latest and Choice Dress, Fabrics in the most fashionable shades. I Special bargains .in Bl‘k Cashmeres and Drap. ! D’Eles. Our Sale of Col'd Lyons Ores Orains at thoas- I (onisliing prices previously advertised stilt | continues. PAPER HANGINGS. A.E. LANCASTER & CO., SUCCESSORS TO ALLEN, MACKEY & CO., 233 S'I'ATK-ST.. corner Jackson, AU« OFFERING PAPERHAN6INGS To close iho stock, lower Uiau orar before kaowo, llrowu Hinnies Co White Blanks 0,10, and 12a Bronze Goods 20, 25, and 300 Stamp Gold 30, 35, anddOo 20-inch Tint 12 and 150 40-inch Tint 50 and 000 Borders 1 to Go per yard Decoration* of all kind* 20 per cent below mtaofao* * U CarpcUOß«!‘oil Clollu, Millings. Bedding, CurUlo Goods, UpUoUUry Good*, and Window Bnsdee al price* lowor then hu Iwon known for IbeUet teq tsars. SHIRTS. THE SCHOOL Ofozperioaoa teaches many metal letcoaij Oar EXPBBTENOJB ia Hid BHZBT SUBI* NBAS enablu oa to five our emtomara whal all duML * PBBPBCT- FITTISfQ 6H£BT. BAB 818 ft COBB, 171 South Olark-n. 5

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