Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 6, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 6, 1876 Page 2
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2 BLAINE. Yesterday's Session of the House One of Great Excitement. Tho Maine Member Again Takes Occasion to Make ah Explanation, Trcfiicins His Spnccli with nn Ac knowledgment (lint His Tusk Is Humili ating. Those Fisher Letters Produced and Read by the Clerk. Showing How a Legislator May Be come Involved in Stock Operations. And What Mr. Blaine Endured and Suffered for Friendship’s Sake. Mr. Rlnlno Desires to 13c Remem bered Gratefully for Olllcial Actlou. Said Action Having Seen the Salvation of a Land-Grant Grab, FACTS ANT) OPIXIOX. LATE AT NIHIIT. Special Dispatch la The Tribune. Washington,!). Juno ft. — It is doubtful whether tticrc Ims ever been a greater sensation in the House thnn Mr. Blaine anil his case caused. The central part. «ml the nio-t important part, of the whole atTnir was the production of the letters taken from Mulligan. Tills was preceded hy a se vere charge of unfair treatment at Die hands of the Snb-Comniltlee charged with Investigating the various subjects wltb which hla name liadbcen connected. BLAINE'S CHARGES UNFOUNDED. * This arraignment was severe, and made an Im pression on Die House, though the subsequent statement of Hunton certainly showedtbatlllaine's charge in these respects could not bo made good. THE LETTERS. Ncxtcatno (ho rcadingufuli the letters. The universal verdict Is that, oo far as Dio matters embraced in the discussion were concerned, up on these letters, rend coolly and apart from Die bent of to-day's proceedings, ho must stand or fall. Opinions are divided as lo their effect, and up to 12 o'clock no one lias been Able to examine copies of them, and few care to be guided alone In msiking tip jndgmenls upon so grave a matter by impressions received from their rapid reading on the floor. HUNTON AND KNOTT. The direct charge upon Proctor Knott, Chairman of Dio Judiciary Committee, that he had telegraph ed Caldwell and received a reply fully exonerating Mr. Itlninc, produced nlmoflt as much sensation ns the rending of the letters, and called out a wonder ful buret of sympathy ami nppfduse for Mr. Blaine, and for a Umo ho seemed lo be carrying the House and galleries with him. The reply of Hunton to the charge of unfair treatment which followed this, proved to Dio House that the Sub committee had neither delayed Dio Investigation nor been actuated by any unfairness. Proctor Knott closed. His statement in regard to the Cald well matter showed that HE HAD KOI COMMUNICATED WITH CALDWELL, nnd that neither ho nor any of his colleagues on the Commillco could ascertain his foreign address. But a telegram purporting to bo from Caldwell had come from London; os no onu hud tele graphed him, nnd as his friends here mid he was In Daly and not in London, he had not fully made up his mind that the telegram was genu ine. nnd he had not yet decided that it waa his. A statement of the contents of the dispatch made it of Icsn consequence thnn had been represented, mid, In short, the effect of bis speech was to leave this part of the subject entirely undecided. A POUT TUB BUR-COMMITTEIJ, Tho accusation which him so often been made by Dlalno's friends, nnd which be openly repeated to day. that Procter Knott, the Chairman of the Judi ciary Committee, had given this subject Into the hands of the only two Confederate otllcers of the Committee In order that they might revenge them selves far the damage Blaine had dona them in the amnetty debate early In the session, was probably unjust. The sub-Cmnmltloe referred to was appointed lung before tho illainu Investigation wan thought of. While the Turbos resolution might well Imvo been referred to other members of the Committee, It very naturally went where other resolutions relating to the Pacific railroads were al ready under consideration; but, although his accu sation was not well founded, ft had a very great clTect on the Republican side of tho House. THK TjUTTEIIS. TUETARB NOT CREDITAULB PRODUCTIONS FOR Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., June s.—Following are synopses of tho letters read by Ulalne to-day: FIRST LETTER, AtrnrsTA, 1872.—111a1u0 to Fisher; that Fisher has been trying to get a settlement without con sidering Blaine's counter claims: such u settlement was nut a settlement; one of the rlcimmU (Maine wanted considered was a mile of 810,(HH) given Fisher lu 1803 for Spencer slock; Ulalne wants all Information about this unto; lUntm- explains tbit in November, IHUI, lilnlno was Invited to Huston by Fisher Cheney, of Connecticut, now deceased, » si Ik-manufacturer, to consider about Spencer stuck; the gun rings In Washington were so powerful that these people could not bring (bo gun to the attention of Congress; Blaine said he could; he sumo to Washington two yearn before he was elected to Congress and saw Cameron, Secretory uf War: Cameron did take 20,000 stands; they paid illainu a fee, moderate nut extravagant, which any lawyer would had a right to take; sub lequently, the following winter, Ulalne Ixmebt 110,000 of the stock, but never went to the War Department about it In bis life; the Company is dead—merged In (be Winchester Company; tbu ilorles that lllninc bad a royalty or percentage uro false; be paid for bis stock; the Department was Mily too willing to have the gun. Auousta, Aug. D, 1872.—Uluinuto Flatter; Fish »r bad called fur a note of BH.OOO, with Intercut, on kccmint of references made to dividends of the Spencer Company and to unadjusted dividend ac luunts, and to general business transactions of Ulalne; In every limlunce the Little Bock mutter Is k perpetual and never-ending embarrassment; It Is lencrlbed oa the inoi-t pressing of all demands be ween them; will setile accounts with Fisher, glv ngl.Utlu Bock bonds, four fur one, sumo ns they ire given In Boston; Illainu is us dry us a conirlbu lon-box. THIRD LETTER. Ulalne li ready to settle about tho Northern Pa title Railroad and other matters; Ulalne Invites irupoaitluus from Fisher as to u settlement. ■ fOUIITU LKiTBII. lllalnc to Fisher; Fisher wanted nialnotoact dm a percentage and letter of credit from Jay ,'ook St Co.; llluino could not; his losses in tho PI. Smith affair embarrassed him; he Hill owed learly all (ho (25,1)00 with which be look up the muds; Fisher had charged that llluino whs not silling to settle; Ward Cheney is mentioned as lefcree. BIfTH I.KTTCK. lllalne refers to thu Northern Pacific matterand to lie memoranda held by Fisher; llluino is willing to kettle and sacrifice much for a friendly settlement; go poses Ward Cheney us referee. SIXTH I.BtTKH. Mat 20, IH6I. Hluluc refers to tho fact that the lovcrmnent has decided to tulfe all the Hp»s*«fcr tiles that can be made, und bunds a hill pending s tore the Senate with information about It, in cluding u statement that IHshic had suggested one onendinenl; its piuvisions had referencu to the uct that thu (Juvernment stood losses on certain ties. BKVBNTII I.ETTBB. WatmvuTON, l). April. 1872. Refers to fort Smith mailers and the sale of Little iioek s>ndi; Dlalno hail kept tho money hut forty-eight tours; had labored und suffered much to aavo Inno unt holders; was immeasurably worse off than ho lonld have been had he never touched them; Is ajl willing to make a partial aeUlcinentagalu,BUg- Praia a referee. Btaimi LBTTBU. Plains prtfaceslhls letter by referring to tho fact lialaumo legislation was had for the Lillie Hock load lu that session, but ho himself at that time mew nothing of that road, and those associated f Ith him did nub NINTH LBTTBH. August.— Uefers to un attempt by Julian to lack Hi the Little Hock UI! as amendment to thu El scheme; says Hoot, of Arkansas, camo for nformaltoa; Hiatus said that Julian's amendment ra»oulu| ordsx; HUiue scut a page to Logan, who made the proper motion and got Id of tho Objec tionable amendment. Jllaine then rend from Login'* apeecb and the Globe, allowing that the Speaker lustaincd Logon’s point. Frye Interrupted Blaine. onda«ked him whether at that timo ho had. nr expected to have, any in* leresi in that railroad. Blaine—Never; what I did. I did to help mem* here. Thla la always done by Speaker*. I never heard of the mad before. I.etirr again refers to a ruling which aared the I.title Hock bill, and re fora for .the drat time to Caldwell, and hopes bn will be pleased. TENTH LETTER. AroooTA, .Tnne IRdr.—Flaher had offered him an Interest; Blaine will go to Boston and see Cald well. ArnnsTA, Oct. 4. '7l.—Refer* to further busi ness details about the $17,000 transaction between Blaine. Caldwell, and Fisher; Blaine has a contract from Fisher for 5122,000 land grants and s.'l2, fiOO first mortgage, and has received only STiO.OOO bonds; Blaine propose* a basis of settlement, and offers deductions. ELEVENTH LETTER. Jitke, IRfin.— Blaine thanks Fisher forofferlng him a chance In the new railroad: hope* Caldwell will make a definite oiler If he Is in earnest; Blaine does not Intend to bn a deadhead in the enterprise; secs various channels In which he know* he can b« useful. [Blaine explains that this plan was never consummated.] ANOTHER LITTER. Washington, May 4, 1870, Believes Caldwell Intends to treat him handsomely; thanks Fisher. NEXT LETTER Blaine explains the causes of delay In transferring tho stock; mink* Fisher misunderstood Caldwell a limit paying those notes; Blaine Is embarrassed; politically Is charged with being wealthy; prac tically Is embarrassed; hope* far help amrni the $17,000 borrowed money; Blaine wanted to go to Washington this winter with tho load off; wants the letter shown to Caldwell. ANOTHER LETTER. Washington, 1). c., April IN. IH72.—Blnlne I* unable to send money; wants copies of bis notes; claims that Fisher still owes him SIOI,OOO In bonds, for which ho paid three years before; refers, nl«o, to s'.’.'.ooo borrowed which he is still carrying; mentions also SO,OOO land-grant bonds of the Union I’adfic Company ho hnd left with Fisher which Fl«bcr bad exchanged for Little Bock: these I'nion I'aclflcs only belonged In part to Blaine; Blaine wants copies of all hls notes, and does not wish any of hls notes put out as collateral to third parties: Blaine explains that a tndv member of his family hnd bought these $n.0()0 Union Pacific bondsonastockholder'sbasls, upon representation of Samuel Hooper; these bonds belonged wholly tu this Indy, well known to be Miss Abigail Dodge. Mr. Blaine said these were nil the paper* Mulli gan hnd, ns specified In the memorandum to which he referred. This memorandum Blaine said he Intended to keep for hls personal protection, as It was a very valuable chart. The Mulligan memo randum wa* then rend at tho Clerk's desk. The .Mulligan memorandum was a very brief di gest of he contents of these several let ters. Tho digest wns, bowevef, made in n way which might be said to «how that Mulligan had some spite against Blaine. One letter.from Flsh'or to Blaine referred to in thla memorandum, Blaine said, was on error, and did not appear lu the pack age, The memorandum a* to ono of. the letters mentions $(11,000. ' Blnlne Interrupted the rending to say that there wa* nothing In tho letter referring to the SOI,OOO. BLAINE FINACIIALLY BMHARUA33BD. To the VTfUfrn Awdatal Washington. 1). u., Jimcifi.—The following are among the must important of Blaine's letters to Fisher: Ai-ijusta, Me., Oct. 1, 1871.—Mr Dear Mu. Fisuku: lam doing a)! In my power to expedite and hasten the delivery of the stock. The delay has been occasioned by circumstances wholly be yond tny control, but I shall reach a conclusion within a few days and make a formal delivery, then it will be an Imraeftse relief to get It off my bandit 1 assure you. You tnnst have strangely misunderstood Mr. Caldwell In re gard to his paying these notes. He has paid me only Just sd,oi)o, leaving 510,000 tine, which I am carrying hereat 8 and H'-i percent Interest, and which embarrasses me beyond all imairlmiDon. I do not really know which way to turn for relief. 1 am so pursued and liarrassed with the Little Rock ,t Fort Smith matter, and If you and Caldwell be- Ifevo you cannot pay me that SIO,OOO of bor rowed money I do not know what I shall do. Politically, 1 am charged with being a wealthy niuti, mid personally mid pecuniarily I am laboring under the most fearful embarrassments, and Die greatest of all these embarrassments la the SIO,OOO which 1 banded over under your orders, and not one dollar of which I have received. Of the 9-ft. 000 original debt Caldwell has paid SO,OOO, and 9*1,000 only. Can you nut give me sumo hope of relief In this matter? It Is cruel beyond measure to leave mo no exposed and bo Buffering. Yours truly, J. o. Blaine. “ MORE THAN SATISFIED.” AuotrsTA, Me., July 1H0I). —Mr Beau Mb. Fisiitn: You ask me if I am satisfied with Dio offer you make mo of a share in your now railroad en terprise. Of course lam moro than satisfied with the tonus of the offer. I think It a must liberal proposition. If I hesitate at nil It Is fromcmisld orations in no way connected with the character of the offer. Your liberal modo of dealing with too In ail our business transactions of the past eight Tears has not passed without my full appreciation. What I wrote you on the 127th was Intended to bring Caldwell to a definite proposi tion. That was all. Igo to Boston by tfio same train that carries this letter, and will call at your ofllco to-morrow. If you don't happen to bo in. no matter. Don't put yourself to any trouble about it. Yours, J. a. B. Mr. Fisiieii, Jib USED WITH POSITIVE CRUELTY. AitouHTAjMu.,4tli October, 1871. My DrarMu. FiNiiKit: You must have strangely misunderstood Caldwell's statement In regard to Ids paying mo all but $2,500 borrowed money which 1 loaned the company through him ami you last January, Cold well paid mo In Juno B>'ksoo nnd In July $2,500 more, accepting at the aamo time a draft for 82, 500 July 10* tun dayti, which draft remains unpaid. I imvo thoreforo received but SO,OOO from Caldwell, leaving 810,000 besides interest duo mu to-day. For that 810,000 I am Individually held, and, considering ail, I think that yon and Caldwell should regard It as an hon orable debt, and you should nut allow me to sailer for the money which I raised under peculiar cir cumstances; and then again I have been used with positive cruelty In regard to thu bonds, and have your posltlvo written contract to deliver mo 825,000 land bonds nnd $32,500 first mortgage bonds. The money duo you on Iho contract was all paid nearly a year and a half ago. Of that whole amount of bonds due me 1 have received but 850,000 of land grants, leaving $75,000 of them, and 832,500 of first mort gage ootids still due. I know that you are pressed and in trouble, and I do not wish to be too exacting, llntber I wish to bo very liberal In settlement. Now I make ibis oiler: Fay me the cash duo on tho borrowed money account. Cal) It SIO,OOO In round numbers ami SIO,OOO in land bonds,‘and wo will call it square. Caldwell has repeatedly assured me that I should bo paid all tho bonds due mo under tho contracts with you, and outside of (but $20,000 due mu from him now, 1 voluntarily oiler to make a very largo reduction if 1 can have tho mutter closed. I nui, without doubt, thu only person who has paid money for bonds without receiving that, and I think you will agree with mu that I have fared pretty roughly. It would bo an immense, Im measurable relief to mo If I could receive the money In lime to pay oil the indebtedness herewith in the nest nix weeks, so Dial 1 can go lu Washing ton Ihis.winter with tbu load taken oil my shoul ders. It was placed tberu In the fullest faith and conlldeticu tlml you and Caldwell would not let me miller, and I still cling to that faith and confidence. You w[ll much oblige me by showing this letter to Caldwell. Yours very truly, JamusU.Ulai.sk. CIIANOKB 11IH MINI). Wasiunoton, May 14, 1870.—Mr Drar Mr. Fisiisic 1 think, on tbu whole, 1 had letter not Insist on $40,000 additional Inmds at the same rate, ily engagement Is nut absolute, and I can break out of it with honor, 1 would rather do this than seem to bo exacting or In delicate, Besides. I have always felt that Cald well always manifested a must gentlemanly spirit towards me and desired to treat mu handsomely In the end. On the whole, therefore, 1 shall bo bet ter olf perhaps to let things remain os they are. hut I will follow your Judgment In this matter If I can find wbul It is. Yours, etc., w ..... J. O. Blaine. In a letter dated Augusta, Me., August 31, 1802, marked “Private and personal,” Ulalne says to Fisher: “No iierson could be mure anxious for a settlement than I am, and, if upon our next In terview we cannot reach one, why then we must try other means. But my judgment is that 1 shall make yen so flljeral an offer of a settlement that you cannot possibly refuse It, ns onu of thu elements which I wish to take into account is the note of SIO,OOO given you In 1803 for tho Spencer stock. 1 desire (hut you will furnish mu with Items uf interest on that notu which you still bold,—(hut y#u did not charge me Interest, possibly omittinguno or two years. I will be obliged if you will give me Information on tbh point, for I Intend to submit to you a full and ex plicit settlement, amt In making It up (t Is neces sary that I should have (his information; please send U os promptly as you may be able to give It to mo. Mil. ULAINT? TOO II.UID UP TO PAT INDBItTED- UUN Bib VAOUBI.V INCUUUBI). [Permmtl,] Atiotrsr*, Me., Aug. 1), 1872. Mr Piau Mk, Fisuku: Un my return home yesterday 1 found your favor of thu tith from Stonlngtcm asking for my notes of Sli, OGU on account. It sunns to mo that a partial settlement of oor matter would only lead to fnturu trouble,—at all uvents to a mere postponement of our present difficulties. 1 deem It highly derdrublu that wo should have a conclu sive eclllvinent. and 1 have been eager for that these months. The account whlehyou staled June 20, 1872, docs nut correspond precisely with thu reckoning f have made of my Indebtedness on tho note you hold. You credit mo April 2d. IHSH. with 112, GUO dividend from tho Spencer Company, hut there were two subscijueut dividends of $.J,7.»0, the other of $5,800, of which no mention Is made In your statement, though I received ill June, 1870. your check for $2,700 or $2,800, which was a part of these dividends, 1 believe. 1 think toy tush memorandum of Junu 25, 18131), for $2,600, with which you charge me, represented at the time a part of the dividends, bur. being debited with that, I am entitled to a credit of tho dividend. In other words, os 1 reckon It, there arc dividends amounting to $0,550 duo mo with Interest, since June. 1870. of which I have received only $2,700 or $2,800, entitling mo thus to a credit of sumo $7.500 besides tho cash memorandum, Jan. 0, 1871, fiioo, which, with in terest. amounted to |IMH, was obviously In eluded in tho consolidated note which was given to represent all my ludebledueas to you, and which you repeatedly assured mo THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: TUESDAY. JUNE 0, 1876; wonld b« met And liquidated In good time by Spencer dividends, If the SO,OOO cash la no lm rnrtunt to yon, I wonld bo glad to assist In raMng hesamn for yon on your notes, using Little Hock bonda as collateral nt tbe same rale they nro used in Boston,—four to one, I think I could gel the money here on fonr or air month" on these terms. If i hnd tho money myaelf I would bo glnd to advance It to yon, but I am a« dry ah a contribution-box. borrowing, indeed, to defray my campaign expense*. Vcrj*fincerply jonrs. WAnnRN Fisher, Esq., Boston. MR. BLAINE KNEW MANY niIAHHELE IN WHICH HE COULD ME USEFUL. AuonatA, June 20, IHCO. Mr DiunMn. Fian sn: I thank you for llm article from Mr. Lewi*. It la good In Itself and will do good. 110 writes liko jt man of large Intelligence mid comprehension. Your otter to admit mu to a participation In the new railroad enterprise lain every respect as generous as I could expect or desire. I thank : yon very sincerely for It, and In this connection I wish to make a suggestion of a somewhat scinsti character. It Is this: You spoke of Sir. Caldwell deposing of a share of Ida Interest to nu«. ff he really design* to do so, I wish he would make (he proposition definite, so that I could know lust what to depend on. Per haps. if he waits till full development of tho en terprise. he might grow reluctant to part with the share; and I do not, by ibis, nu-.ni any distrust of him. 1 do not feel (bat I shall provo a deadhead In tho en terprise. If I once embark In It I see various chan nels In which I know I can bo useful. Very hastily and sincerely your friend, J. (L Blaine. Mr. Fishkr. India street, Boston. MR. RI.AINR DEMURS TO HE REIMBURSED TOR A LITTI.K JOll HR Dll) FOR ONE URAU AT TUB EX PENSE OF ANOTHER. (/Vr*o»nM Ahocsta, Me., Oct. 4. Ifitllf.—Mr Pear Pm: I •poke to you n short time neo About a point of In terest to your Rsllroad Company that oc curred at the last session of Congress. It wns on the last night of the session, when tho bill renewing the land grunt to the Slate of Arkan sas for the Little Bock Boad wns reached. Jnllan, of Indiana, chairman of the Public Lands Com mittee, and by right entitled to thu floor, at tempted to put on the hill as an amendment the Fremont A Kl Faso scheme,—a scheme probably well known to Mr. Caldwell. The House wns thin and the lobby in (ho Fremont Interest bad the thing all set un, and Julian’s amendment wax like ly to prevail if brought to a vote. Bdot mid the other members from Arkansas, who wore doing their best for their own bill, to which there seemed no objection, were in despair, for It wan well known that tho Senate was hostile to the Fremont scheme, and, If the Arkansas bill hnd gone back to the Senate with Julian’s amendment, the whole tiling would Wive gone on the tabic, and slept thu sleep of death. In this dilomnm Boot came to know what on earth he could do nmlcr tho rules, for ho said It was vital to hls constituents that the bill should pass. I told him that Julian’s amendment was entirely out of order, because not germane, but ho had nut sufllclcut confidence In hls knowledge of tho rules to make the point, but he said Gen. Logan wns op posed to the present scheme and would probably make tho point. I sent my page to Gen. Logan with the suggestion, and he nt once made the point I could not do otherwise than sustain It, and so the hill was freed from the mischievous amendment moved by Julian, and nt once passed without objection. At that time I had never seen Mr. Caldwuß, but you can tell him that without knowing It, I did him a great favor. Sincerely yours. J. G, Blaine. \V. Fistir.n, .In., Ksq., Boston. Ttiia was some months before Blaine became In* tcrcstcd in the stock of the road. The following Is an extract from a letter to Fisher from Blaine, dated July 3, 187:2: "It seems to me. as I review and recall our several conferences, that wo ought not to have any trouble In coming to un easy adjustment, as follows: First, lam ready to ful fill the memorandum held by yon In regard to Dio Northern Pacific Railroad, us I always have been: second, you are ready to consider the land-bonds In my possession as surrendered In payment of the debt to which they wore originally held as collateral: third, I am ready to pay yon Inc full amount of cosh duo you un the memorandum held by you. provided you will pay mu half the amount of bunds due mu on the memoranda held by tno, the cash to bo paid and the bonds to be delivered at the same time. As to tbs further sale of the share In Northern Pacific, 1 am ready to do all in my power to oblige you In the matter. If wc cun adjust the first and second points herein referred to, the third might be left, if you desire, to tho future." MORE ADMIRATION FROM MANY SORTS OP SOURCES. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., June ft.—Blaine's speech conimcnccil'Whlmost breathless silence. It ended In an almost perfect thnndcr of applause. Blaine has long been noted for the wonderful fertility of Ids Intellectual resources, for his parliamentary skill, end for bis audacious bravery. He made use of all his resources to-day. Ho was calm and de liberate, Impassioned and audacious, by turn, and always skillful. As the climax approached, ho exhibited a courage which subdued his opponents and electrified the House. There has probably never been a more dramatic and effective scene in Die House than occurred when Blaine, walking down the long aisle from Ida •cat to the centre of the arena in front of tho Speaker's desk, with threatening eloquence ar raigned Proctor Knott for suppressing that excul patory telegram from Joslbh Caldwell. Tho thunder of applause which drowned Blaine's strong voice seemed to turn the red checks of Proctor Knott* lo paleness. Tho following com ments upon tho effect of the results of tho day's work,—its effect upon Blaine as a man and as a Presidential candidate,—have been derived for tho most part PROM HIS PERSONAL AND POLITICAL FRIENDS. They say that his statement has shown his en tire frankness as a man and a politician. It was an effort to tnvite'4o,ooo,ooo of people to his pri vate confidence, hut he did thin In a manner which has satisfied the public demand, nnd has at tho same time preserved hin personal honor. Ills sensitiveness about having those letters printed shows that ho has a fine sense of propriety, nnd tho general judgment Is that ho has been benefited by the production of the letters. Many are convinced that tho letters show Blaine's Integrity and man hood to bo ON THE mniIEST PLANE. The letters, it Is trne, the lilnlno men say. show that He has had transactions in railroad bonds, tint they Also Indicate the hltrbest sense of honor In connection with his business transactions. Two points, It is insisted, are especially established by the letters: First, tboy alTord conclusive evidence that Hlalno Is not the wealthy man ho has been considered to be. for It Appears that, os late ns 1874. tie found it difficult to raise comparatively small sums of money. This seems to have been true both of the period before and after he was tipeaker. Second, that ho had NOT SUFFICIENT POLITICAL INFLUENCE with Jay Cooke A Co. to obtain a letter of credit from them fur Fisher fur SIO,OOO without paying tho money. This, It Is argued, utterly refutes tho sensational stories which have connected Ulalne with thu jobberies of the Jay Cooke firm. Blaine's friends admit It to ba true that (here are one or two sentences In one of the letters that ran bo forced Into a bad construction, lint (hose sentences, they claim, are alsoMiiscoptlbla of a good construction, and Inasmuch ns tho whole of the correspondence CAN BE CONSTRUED WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO BLAINE, It Is fair to construe those sentences in a favorable light. The fact of producing those letters gave lilnlno at unco the sympathy of tho House. Ills prompt explanation of every part which seemed dubious and questionable served to Increase that sympathy. The ctlcctof tho suppression by the cx-Confudoratcs of the Judiciary Committee of the telegram from Caldwell, received Inst Thursday, was Intensified by thu composition of the suh-Coni tnlttee organised to try Ulalne and by thu Intense partisan feeling which Proctor Knott. Chairman uf thu Judiciary Committee, exhibited In his explanation of that matter. These circum stances seem. In a great degree, to Justify the charge ou the part or the Republicans that thu Democrats have been managing the whole investi gation rather IN THE SPIRIT PF A CONBPIRAOT than as a Judicial proceeding. The Ulaiuc people Initial that, as to the sum of Ihc effect ot tho da/, it is entirely in favor of Ululuo ui a man, however much opinion may still differ as to It* effect upon him aa a Presidential candidate. If he made u mls tuku In seising thu letters, it was, Uiey claim to maintain what ho believed to be the personal right of an American cltUen. When thu letters came to be read, there were many Uiuinu men who wondered why Mr. ttiainu should have been anxious to lone prevented their publication. As to thu Kpoucer ride matter, the fact that ho entered thu Company before he was in Congress, they ear, places the whole matter, of coarse, beyond the sphere of CungreMHlunal jurisdiction unit possibly of public criticism. No point, his friends say, can be made upon that letter. Tho fact lhafho has been so en tirely frank with respect to every transaction widen has ever been hinted at lu the testimony, or has been the subject of rumor, Is regarded as very much lu his furor. TUB QKNCIUL EVVKCT is In his favor for entire integrity of purports and for a higher sense of honorlhan U generally sup posed to prevail among Congressmen. Onu gentle man said that he had for some lime been Impressed with the belief, which hu had frequently seen pub lished, that Uluine was simply a “ managing poli tician, ” In un adverse and unfavorable sense; but ho considered that these lexers show him to hu Wiosseased of as nice feelings and of us fine eousu of honor as la oft on thu case with public men. Tho onu fact that this Investigation (s con ducted by two Kabul Democrats. Ills considered, wilt of itself produce an electrifying effect through out tho country, and that thu consequent enthusi asm for illnino us u man will hu irresistible. ** ill'llHKS WHO 11AVB TUIUU 11111 UHMIIUV.” A Western Congressman who has been very en thusiastic fur lUalne says this makes llfaluc'a Dumloatluu absolutely secure. There is no human power that can prevent it. It will have a tendency to create an enthusiasm for him which nothing cun check. A prominent Democrat, himself tho Chairman of a Committee, says that ho believes Dial tho Ju diciary Cummittou has been disgraced, and that Dlalnu In his contest with the Committee is abso lutely victorious. A distinguished Hepubllcan Hoprescntativo from Massachusetts, who has nut been regarded os es pecially friendly to Diaiue, aays; “TUia U a complete vindication of Blaine's manhood. *• An other Western Representative says that, without considering the effect upon film us n CAmlliUto. the statement places Blaine ns mnu In a mnclr higher position than ho has heretofore held, because It strips him naked, as It were, before the country and shows absolutely what was worst about him, and, If this la the worst that ran bo found, hla enemies may as well abandon their content. A number of Conklin# men In a group agreed that to-day*a work not only pare Blaine what he bud before, but makes him much stronger than he was previous to the Mulligan aitalr. BOMB OP THE IMUNCII'AI. SENSATIONS. S}*cial Dtepatch to 771 s THburi*. Wasihvoton. I), r., Jnne fi.—After the reading of tho letters had been completed, reviewing tho facts In tho case very briefly, Blaine mid that only one bit of evidence was wanting to make It entirely completes that was the testimony of Joslah Cald well. A suggestion had been made, be said, that Caldwell he summoned, and he asked Knott, the Chairman of tho Committee, If he had sent a telegram to him in Europe. Knott replied evasively that he had not been able to learnraldweH'saddress. Then Blaine, roused to the highest pitch of excitement, de manded to know If he had received any dispatch from Caldwell, and. without waiting for an answer, ho strode down Into thu open space before tho Clerk's desk and announced that he had heard yes terday morning that such a dispatch had been re ceived. Still receiving no answer, and tho excite ment in the House being at TRB VERT UtOHBBT PITCH, Blaine charged down npon the Chairman of the Ju diciary Committee with tho accusation that he had received such a dispatch from Caldwell, that It en tirely sustained the testimony of Col. Scotland vindicated him (Blaine) from all connection witli the bonds In question. Tho scenn that followed this beggars description. Tho tumultuous opplansn which v rose from the Republican side of the House, from tho galleries, and which was Joined In oven by some of the Dem ocrats, entirely drowned tho noise made by thu Speaker’s gavel, as for several minutes ho attempt ed In vain to restoru order In tho ilonav. The only sccnu of lateyrars that has approached It In Intens ity of excitement was that caused on thu 4th of Inst March by tho eloquent farewell speech which Blaine mndo on adjourning thu House of tho Forty-third Congress and retiring from the position of Speaker. Anything which occurred after this outburst was tamo and uninteresting compared with it. Ulnlno followed np the advantage which he had gained by Introduc ing a resolution ordering the Committee to report forthwith any dispatch It might have received from Caldwell, and then yielded the Hoar. IN TIItThOUSE. EXCITING SCENES. 7b tfis Weittrn Amodateil JYtt*. Wasuixutox, I). C.. Juno’ ’>.—Dlalno (rising to a question of privilege), proceeded to address the House on the subject of investigation Into the Union Pacific nnd Northern Pacific transactions, la which his name had become involved. Ho read the resolution offered by Mr. Tnrbox, on which the Inquiry ns to the connection of the Union Pacific Railroad with bonds of the Little Rock & Fort Smith Railroad was commenced. The author of that resolution had at the time disclaimed any par* ticuiar allusion to iiim (Dlalnc), a disclaimer which ho (Rtninc) regarded at the time with some little incredulity. It soon became entirely obvious that the resolution was solely and AIMED AT Tim, and that the Union Pacific matter, or any other in cident to the investigation, was secondary, insig nificant, and unimportant, and ho did not complain of that. Ho waa ready to meet it. The gentleman on whom Hie statement of accusation rested (Mr. Harrison) had been the first man called, and had stated what lie knew from rumor. Then Hollins, Morton. Mil lard. and T. A. Scott were examined, and tholr testimony was complete and conclusive in disproof of his (Blaine's) having Imd anything whatever to <lo with the transaction. He had expected to have an early report from the Committee, but It had been prolonged, nnd prolonged, ibid prolonged, and he and been somewhat surprised last week at being told that the Committee would then turn to Investi gate the transactions of the Northern Pacific Rail road Company, on a newspaper report that thoro hud been somo effort on his part with a friend in Poston to procure for him some shares of that Company (which effort had proved abortive). Ho had asked the gentleman from Virginia, the Chairman of the Sub-Committee (limiton), under what authority lie proposed to make that investi gation. and was told that the authority was a resolution offered by Mr. Luttrcll on the (list of January. Ho thought that that gentleman (I.ut troll) would bo surprised to find out that the first thing done under that resolution was to bring its whole force to bearon a little transaction in Poston which had proved never to have been a transaction at all. That Investigation was begun, and three witnesses had testified Just precisely a* the cir cumstances were. He had no sooner got through with that than, in another part of the Capitol, without the slightest notice or warning to him, the Committee on the Real Estate Pool had entered on an investigation specifically aimed at him, so that there were THREE IKVE3TIOATION9 fiolng on at the same time without any of them be ng completed. He understood that the gentleman from Virginia (Hanlon) proposed this morning still another inquiry about thu Kansas Pacific Rail road Company, a transaction which was fifteen years old, oven if it existed, and this was also aimed at him. Now, he would say, and say it boldly, that under these genera) powers to investi gate the Pacific Railroad Companies, the whole In quiry of the Committors was aimed personally at him. Why did they not organize a Committee to investigate James O. Dlalnc? He wanted to meet the thing squarely. Ho did not wish to stir up any blood on this question, but he would say that ever since a certain debate took place in the House in January last It had been known that there were gentlemen here whose feelings had been ex asperated against him. and it was to be remarked that while were seven Democrat ic members of the Judlcli* s'amniitteo, the Chair man of that Committee (Knott) selected on the Sub-Committee to which tticso matters had been referred two members from the South who bad been in the Rebel army. ’ Mr. Knott—One word. Mr. Illalno—After a moment. Mr. Knott—Allow me a word now. Mr. Hlaine—Well, go on. Mr. Knott—The matter of that railroad Investi gation was referred to a Hub-Committee before I overheard your name mentioned In connection with it, I had no act or part in Inciting auy Inves tigation implicating yon at all. Mr. Hlaine—Then tho gentleman from Virginia (Hunton) insisted under that resolution, which was obviously on Its face limited to the $7d,000 bond transaction with the Union Pacific Rail road Company, on going Into oil tho affairs of tho Little Hock A Port Smith Railroad Company aa incidental thereto, ami pursued It to such an ex tent that finally I hail myself, through my col league, l-'rye, to lake an apnea) to the full Com mittee and the full’ Committee decided that thu gentleman (Hunton) RAD WO RIOJIT TO OO INTO IT. Hut when be came hack be resumed the examina tion exactly in tho same way until ho was stopped by my colleague (Frye) acting, not aa my attorney, hut as my friend, and when finally the witness, Mulligan, canie hero loaded with information In regard to the Port Smith Railroad, tho gentleman (Hunton) drew out what he knew had no reference whatever to tho question under investigation, and then and there insisted on all my private memoranda being allowed to be exhibited by (ids man Mulligan, which had mi more connection or relation with tills Investiga tion than with tho North Pole. The gentleman tried his best also (until, 1 believe, that idea has been abandoned) to capture and uso and control my urivatti correspondence. This man had select ed out of a correspondence running over a great many years letters which'he thought would be peculiarly damaging to mo. He came hero loaded with them. He came hero for a sensation. Hu cams hero primed. He came here on that particular errand. I was advised of it, and I obtained these letters under circumstances which have been no toriously scattered throughout the United .States, and are known everywhere. 1 have them (holding up a package). 1 claim that 1 HAVE TUB ENTIRE IIIOIIT TO THESE LETTHRH, not only by natural right, but on all precedents and principles of law. The man who hold them in his possession held them wrongfully, and thu Commit tee which attempted to take these letters from this man for u»u agaiiist-iro proceeded wrongfully. It proceeded In the boldest and most defiant violation of ordinary personal and private rights that bslong to every American citizen. I am willing to meet thu Judiciary Committee on that point. 1 wanted that Committee to introduce it, I wanted the gen tleman from Kentucky (Knflt) and thu gentleman from Virginia (Hunton) to Introduce that question on tho Hour, and they did not do It. Mr. Knott (in his seal)—Oh, nopyou waut to be made a martyr of. Mr. Iliuino—Yes, and yon did not waut It. There's thu difference. I will go a Little further, and say that you did not dare to do it, Mr. Knott-Wu will not Ulk about “daring.” Mr. Hamilton (N. J.) —i rise to aqm-stiunof order. Is the gentleman's language parliament ary 1 Mr. Hlaine—Yes, entirely so. The Speaker pro turn (Cox In chair)— U Is (or thu Chair to decide. Mr. Blaine—l understand thu Judiciary Cora 'mittue to have abandoned (hat Issue against me, but there has gone forth tlw idea or Impression Unit because I would nut permit that man, or any man, when 1 could prevent It, from holding as a menace over my head my private cor respondence. there must bw something la It most deadly and destructive to my reputation. I would like any gentleman ou this lluor. and all of them aro presumed to bo men of affairs whose business hoauuen varied anil whoso intercourse has been largo, to stand up hers and say that he is willing and ready to have his private correspondence fur thu lost ten or twedvu years handed over uud made public! Does It Imply guilt? Does it imply a sense of weakness that a mao will protect bis private cor respondence? No, sir. It is a man's drst Instinct to do it, audit is thu last outrage ou any mautu violate it. 1 iiave DBriBl) TUB POWER TO TAKE THESE LETTERS from me. I do It (>llll. I speak wills all respect for this House. 1 know its powers, and I trust that 1 respect them; but 1 say that this House * lias no muru power to order what shall bo dons or nut done with my private correspondence than It has to order wnat 1 shall do with the nurture and admonition of my children, not oue particle muro. Hut lam now to show the letters (holding them up in his hand). 1 (hank Hod Almighty that I sm nut ashamed to show them. There they are. There Is tho very original package. With some acm e of humiliation, with a mortification which I do tot pretsud to con ceal, wlths sense of outrage which I think any man lu may position would feel, I luvlto the confi dence of 4-1,000,000 of people, and I will read thou letter*. [Applause, wuka Urn bpaakox pro (em endeavored to suppress.] Many of these letters have not the remotest bearing on the subject, hut some of them will rcmilro a little explanation. Bomo of them may nosslblv Involve humiliation, hat I would a good deal rather take that than take the evil sur mises, nud still more evil inferences, that might bo drawn If 1 did not act with this frankness. tiih i.bttbr*. Mr. Blaine thereupon proceeded to read and to make passing comments upon, and ex planations of, various points in the several fetters. Tho allusion to (he Spencer con tract he explained by saying that in the summer of 1801. two years before he first came to Congress, he had been asked If be could not got nu opportunity for the Inventor of the Spencer re penting rifles to tiring that now arm to the atten tion of tho Secretary of War. Ho came on to Washington and had an interview with Secretary Cameron. Mr. Cameron had given orders to have it tested by the Ordnance Bureau. It had been llioronghly tested, and the experiment# wore so satisfactory that a preliminary order for SO, 000 rifles was made. He had been paid, not an extravagant, but a moderate, fee for his services, which he bad Just as mnch liberty to lake as any lawyer or agent had to take a fee. Subsequently* he had taken and paid for SIO,OOO wortn of stock in the Company. That was the whole story. There are the five letters. - There an the whole of them, and hero Is Mtlf.LtOAN’B MEMORANDUM. 1 keen it ns a protect lon for myself, to show tho identity of thu letters inevery respect. Mr. {Rover—Will yon have that memorandum, read? Mr. Blaine—l will do ao. Mr. Hale—Hoes this exhibit cover every pacer that came from Mulligan! Mr. Blaine—Every solitary scrap. Mr. Olovcr—Let that memorandum be read at the Clerk's desk. Mr. Blaine (sending It to tho Clcrk'a desk)—Yes, I win bo clad to have H read. The following 1« the memorandum of Mulligan's: I. Oct. 4, IH6D. Relating to debate In tho House, and Blaine's ruling; also Globe, nud the fa vors ho was to receive from C. for the pressing of bill. 2. Oct. 4, 1800. On satno subject. :i. June 27, IHOO. Thanking Fisher foradmll ting him In participate in L. A F. Railroad, and urging him to make •‘Cald** (Caldwell) say how much bo wonld give him. and for what. Ho knew he would hu no deadhead, but would render valua ble assistance. 4. July 23, IROO, On tho same subject. o. Sept, o, 1801). Contract with dlllcrcnt par ties. 0. Contract with Northern Pacific. 7. May 14, 1870. Caldwell designed to treat him handsomely. 8. Oct S 4, IbTl, Flahcr to Blaine. Urging set tlement of Union Pacific Railroad account, $25, • 000. I). OcL 4, 1871. Ttlainc admits that thoro aro SO. 000 paid on the 825, QUO loan, and to having re ceived $50,000 from Fisher. . 10. Oct, 1, 1871. Admits being paid SOO,OOO on account of loan. Mr. Illalno sold sundry parties $125, 000 first mortgage bonds and common stock, $125,000 preferred do, $125,000 for which was paid them 5125,000 cash, mid Mr. Dlalnc was to receive for his share of the transaction $125,000 laud grant bonds. $;12.500 first mortgage bonds. BLAINE’S DRKBNSB. After the memorandum was read Dlatno said: Now. I would bo obliged for any gentleman, when he reads these letters, t<> see the ohvmns intent in which that memorandum was made up. 1 desire also to call attention to the fact that these woro letters for which 1 was ready to commit snlclde, and sundry and divers other desperate things, In order to acquire them. 1 have one or two more observations to make. The specific charge which went to the Committee was whether I was a party In Interest to that $04,000 transaction, and I submit that np to this time there has not been one partlclo of proof to connect mo witli U. These letters were picked out of a correspond ence extending over fifteen years. The man (Mul ligan) did Ills worst, ids very worst. They were picked out of the most Intimate business corres {umlencc of my life. I ask you, gentlemen, and n»k with some feeling, If any of you could stand closer scrutiny, amororigid investigation of your correspondence. Now there Is but one piece of testimony wanting, there Is but ouu thing to close the complete circle of the testimony. There Is one witness I cannot have, but to whom the Judiciary Committee voted to send a cable dispatch—Joslah CaldwelL 1 ask the gentleman from Kentucky If that cable dis patch was sent? Mr. Knott—The gentleman from Virginia (Hun ton) and 1 have both endeavored to gut Caldwell's address and luivu not yet got It. Mr. BUlne—Has the gentleman from Kentucky received a cable dispatch from Caldwell? Mr. Knott—l will explain that directly. Mr. Dlnlne— 1 want a categorical answer. Mr. Knott—l havo received a dispatch purport ing to be from Caldwell. How did you know I got It? Mr. Dlalnc (advancing do#n the aisle)—When did you get that dispatch? Mr. Knott—l want you to answer my question first. Air. Dlninc—l never heard of It till yesterday. Mr. Knott—How did you hear It? Mr. Dlalnc—l heard that yon got a dispatch last Thursday morning from Joslab Caldwell exoner ating mo completely and absolutely from this charge, and (with great vehemence of manner) yon have suppressed it. (Loud applause and cheer ing on the Republican aide of the House and in the galleries, which caused the Speaker pro tom to clear the galleries and to direct the Doorkeeper to clear thu lloor of the House of oil auautborlxed persons]. After some time spent in having order restored, Mr. Blaine again returned to the charge nnd de manded of Mr. Knott an answer to his question. Mr. Knott (contemptuously)—l will answer when I get ready. Go on with your speech. Mil. ItLAISB OFVBltd A HBBOLUTIOH. Mr. Ilinlnu—l offer the following resolution: Jtetolrfd, That (bo Judiciary Committee bo In* slructod to report forthwith to thu House wheth er, In acting under the resolution of (ho Uouse of Mar i.’d, rclatiru to tho purchase by the Union Pacific Railroad Company of seventy* five land-grant bonds of tho Little Rock A Port smith Railroad Company, said Com mittee has sent a telegram to one Joalah Caldwell in Knrope, and received a reply thereto, and If so, that thu Committee report said telegram and reply, with the date when said reply was re ceived, and tho rconon why tho same has been sup pressed, or whether tho Committee has heard from said Joslah Caldwell in any other way, and what. Tho gentleman (Knott) intended to convey (he idea that 1 had some illegitimate knowledge or how that dispatch was obtained. 1 have liad no commu nication with Joslah Caldwell, and no means of knowing from the telegraph office when It was re ceived. but I tell tho gentleman from Kentucky that murder will out, and that secrete will leak. I am prepared to statu to this House that at 8 o'clock or thereabouts last Thursday morning the gentle man from Kentucky received and receipted for a message addressed to him from Joslah Caldwell, In London, entirely corroborating and sustaining tb testimony of Mr. T. A. Hcott, which C'aldwt. Itad just read In a New York newspaper, and entirely exculpating me from charges which I am bound to believe, from the suppression of that dispatch, the gentlemen are anxious to fasten upon me. 1 move the previous question on the resolution. Mr. Holman suggested that tho resolution could only be voted for under a suspension of the rules. Mr. lllalnu—Nut at all. The resolutloncmbroces the highest of privileges, and involves tho good faith and honor of thu Judiciary Committee. Mr. Ilnnton, the Chairman of thu Sub-Commit tee, stated that he would make a short statement of the matter to which the gentleman (Hlaine) had alluded, and he trusted ho would do It calmly, dis passionately, and fairly. The Houle had witnessed this morning a remarkable, not to say an unexam pled. scene. Dnrlng.this session two resolutions had been adopted by thu House, each of which or dered an Investigation, each of which had been referred to the Judiciary CommUtuo by the House, and each of which had been by this Committee referred to a sub-committee consisting of Moasrn. Ashe, Lawrence, and himself. Before the Committee had reached any conclusion, or had finished taking testimony, an ef fort was made bythe gentleman who was supposed to be most deeply concerned In those Investigations to take the consideration of those questions from tho organ of tho House ami to rejtort upon them In person. He need not remind the House what sort of a report would come from that Committee if tho gentleman from Maine were allowed to make It. After thu House had ordered an Investigation, it was not only unexampled, but entirely against Ichlslalive practice, for a gentleman tQ rise and un dertake to ANTICIFATB TUB CONCLUSION!) OP TUB COMMIT TEE, or to state what tho action of (ho Committee bad been. When tire Sub-Committee was organised tho gentleman from Maine bad expressed Himself not only satisfied but pleased with its personnel, and now that genllcnian complaint*! that two mem bers of the Bith-Committcu were ex-Confcdcrolcs. At tho Instance of the gentleman from Maine, a day had been appointed on which thu Hub-Committee was to enter upon Its daties, and now the gentle man told the House that he hud learned first from the Hub-Committee that ho was tho party to be in vestigated and not the Union Pacific llalfroad Com pany. Ho fur from (but being so, the first that lie (Hunton) had heard from any member of the House or of tho Committee on the subject was from Mr. Hlaine himself, to (be effect (hat the resolution offered by Mr, Turbox attached to him, and that ho warned the Investigation com menced on a given day, and proceeded with as much dispatch as possible. On the very day fixed the In vestigation nad begun, and from that day to this every hour that tho Committee could devote to it had been devoted to It, except when the gentleman himself prevented It. Muru Hum two weeks hod been lost to thu Committee because of the conduct of tho gentleman from Maine, and now that gentle man tried to make the impression that It was tho purpose of thu Committed to prolong the Investiga tion for sumo sinister purpose. He might just as well have said that it was the purpose of thu Com* mlttce to postpone it until after the 14th of Juno. Every member of tho Committee would besr him witness that tho Committee had worked in season and out of season, sitting on one occasion neatly an entire day in order to get through with the Investigation prior to thu 14lb of Juno. Every delay that had occurred had been either because tho gentleman from Maluu was absent or ruqueslud an adjournment. In regard to the Northern Pacific and Kansas Pa cific Railroad investigations, he hud told Hlaine that the Committee would taku up first the mutters which touched him If ho desired It. iliuino had desired tho Committee to do so, and yet lie seemed very much surprised now to find tbut an investiga tion was to be undertaken by thu Coimnlttcu that involved an examination Into theso Pacific Rail roads, and it was prolonged. tud prolonged, and prolonged, while the Committee liaa agreed for his sake and for his purpose to stop all other inquiry under Luttrsll’s resolution until thuCouuuUUu disponed of that which Roomed to attach tn Plalno. Mr. Frye—Did not Mr. lllalne object that under Lnttrflira resolution the Committee had no Jnrla dlcflon of a Block transaction between twolndl vldiialif Mr. linnton—t think It very likely he did, and T think (hat If thn qncation of Jurisdiction wan left to Mr. Hlalne thoro would be a great many quea- Ilona ruled out! but the Committee had to decide the question of Jnrlmllctlou fur Itaolf, and It decld ed that It had Jurisdiction. MUI.UOAK. Coming down to Hie Mulligan matter, Mr. linn ton spoke of Mulligan as a Mnifnn pentleman whrwo character war nnlmpeachcd and unimpeachable. Ho said that Flshur had boon asked the question, on the aland, what sort of a man Mulligan war, and that tho reply wna aniiatnntfnlly, not literally, that Mulligan waa ns good a man aa ho ever knew, If not tho neat man he ever knew; and Mr. Atkina, another vvltncaa. had mono substantially the panic nnawer. Mulligan bad mentioned, when under examination, that ho had certain letters, and tho mention of those* let- tera had seemed to have an linmedlato olTect upon Mr. Illaine, who Immediately whispered to Law tonco to ntuv* an adjournment, and Lawrence hud got up with great solemnity on Ida countenance and aald: ''Mr. Chairman, I am very sick." [Laughter.] Mr. Lawrence rose to explain/ Mr. Hanlon—l hope tho gentleman Is belter to oar. [Langhtcr. ] Mr, Lawrence—l ask my collcngus whether, when I wont Into tho Committee-mom that morn ing, I did uot say that I had been exceedingly sick. I waa ao alck that It wna very dlillcutt for me to alt there at nit, and about half-past Hi, at tho time the Committee usually ndjourna, I aald 1 waa quite unwell and moved that tho Committee adjourn. I hare been quite unwell ever since. [Laughter on the Democratic aide. | Mr. linnton—That la exactly ns It occurred. The gentleman from Ohio came In In the morning sick, hut ho went to work In the moat vigorous style for two honrs, and when the letlera came the gentleman became sick again, and somebody else became sicker. [Laughter.) Mr, Lawrence—lt ought to ho said. In Justice In Mr. niiiine, that, as to hi* Indicating his pnrpo«o for me to movo to adjourn, it wae not because of any fear of what waa going on. Mr. linnton—l never Intimated any such a thing. [Laughter. J The gentleman Is raising a man of straw just to knock him over, Iml I do any that, after these letters were mentioned Incidentally, tho gentleman, tin the suggestion of Mr. Hlalnc, moved an adjournment, and pul It on the ground that ho was sick. An adjournment was had, aa we did not like to keep our colleague In misery and distress. When Mulligan was put on the stand tho next morning, ho proceeded to make a personal explanation. (Hunton hero recounted Mulligan's explanation substantially. It has been already printed. 1 Mr, Hunton. resuming, "aid, who ha* a right to complain? The gentleman from Maine or thu Committee? The gentleman from Maine, or this House? Here was a witness anmmoneil from Bos ton, who did not appear oa a voluntary witness but came under compulsory process of the llouau. *Jo was entitled to the protection of the House. This Is a question which concerns the House nmro than a committee. I claim that, according to well* settled principles of law, those letters belonged to Warren Fisher from the time that ho received thorn until ho delivered them to Mulligan, and from that lime forth Mulligan was entitled to tho ownership of them, Mr. Dlalno had no more property In llicso letters than he had In my watcli, or In any other pieco of my proper* ty. Mr. Frye—Did not Mr. Illaine offer to submit those loiter* tn be examined privately, and did not Mr, Hunton eay that he wonld not examine thorn privately? Sir. Hunton—l refused to rccelvothem privately. I said to illafne over and over again: f, ldo not want to sec yonr correspondence, cither publicly or privately. I have got no right losco Itcxcapt as a Committeeman, and those gentlemen who sit on cither side of mo nave tho samo right aa 1 have.” 1 have the honor of an Invitation to Mr. Ulnlnc’a house to rend those letters, butlreplled on tho samo day, “Ills for the House to determine whether tho Committee did write or wrong. If I have erred it has Iwen an error of Judgment, and I eay to*day Hint It is a Job that I never fancied.” KNOTTY llltMAltlCfl. Knott, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said ho had listened to Imputations' upon himself within tho last two hours which, coming from a different source, ho might perhaps answer very differently from the manner In which he should now attempt to answer thorn. Those who were Intimately acquainted with him knew that ho was the lost man in tho world to seek a personal controversy, and he assured tho ITonao that of all men In the world the gentleman from • Maine (Blaine) was the last man with whom ho would seek such a controversy. That gentleman wo* entirely too Immense In his proportions: ‘ W hr, man, he doth bestride ibis narrow world puke a Colossus, and wo putty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about To find ourselves dishonorable graves," A* a friend of Ids would say, tho gentleman was entirely too bumptious and too usurptlous for him. [Laughter on tho Democratic side. ] Two-thirds of the time the gentleman was la the House ho did nut seem to realize whether he was Speaker or only simply a member, and ton stran ger It would bo an imsolTahlo enigma to know which ho was. Tho gentleman had unnecessarily lugged him (Knott) into this personal matter of his own. Id tho first place bo had Intimated thut from some unworthy motive be (Knott), as Chair* man of tho Judiciary Committee, had appointed on tho Sub-Committee which had chargo of these Investigations the gentleman from Virginia (Hun* ton) and the gentleman from North Carolina (Ashe). In answer to that ho had tn say, first, that cither of those gentlemen was his (Dlatno's) peer in any sense of tho word, and that in point nf hon or ft was no disparagement for the gen tleman from Maine to say they woro his superiors. [Hisses and other marks of disapprobation from tho Kcpubllcan ■rue of the House.) Mr. Knott—Thatis all right. There aro throe kinds of animals In the world that hiss, vipers, geese, and fools. [Laughter.] In the second place, this Sob-Committee was selected long before there was any Insinuation, public or private, that tho gonliemun from Maine was In any manner Implicated In any of tho alleged fraudulent transactions on tho part of any of these corpora tions, and it did seem to mo wben the gentleman flung hla Imputations at me It Isa little strange that be could ascribe such motives to mo under the circumstances. Even granting that the gentleman from Virginia and tho gentleman from North Caro lina woro bis persona) enemies, It does seem A LITTI.B RBALARKARLD that you cannot touch one of these railroads but the gentleman from Maine will squeal, and I have no doubt that it Htrttck Mr. Harrison as a HUlo re markable that when that $76, 000-bond transaction was mentioned in.the meeting of Directors the Treasurer of the Union Pacific Railroad Company ahoaid say, “Do not aay anything about that. It will Involve Blaine.” Dut this Committee was raised long before I had any Intimation that Ulatmi was Involved In it in any manner. I went to Ids personal friend and colleague, Frye, undaskcdhlm to take a position on the Sub-Committee, which he declined. The gentlemen from Maine seems to in sinuate that It la the settled purpose of the Judi ciary Committee to do something or other which might, poraclvoutnro, prevent him from receiving the nomination of Ids party at the coming Conven tion at Clnclnuntl. I ucg the gentleman to bellevo that, so far os I am concerned, wo aro perfectly willing be should receive that nomination. If, in the pending.campaign, wo cannot defeat the gen tleman from Maine, then our cause In entirely hopeless. [Langhtur on the Democratic side. | If he should receive the nomination and bo elected by tbe American people in the face of ail the facts, then all I can say Is ‘ ‘ May the Lord have mercy on the American people.' 1 [Shunts of laughter. 1 The Judiciary Committee has done the gentleman no wrung. It has not even decided what shall bo done with those letters. The Committee has not taken any action on the subject at all, and the gentleman ought to be Informed that to-morrow mortdng the question was to be brought up. Yet in defiance of all |>ar)lnmontary law, nn ox-Speaker of the House comes here on the pretext of explanation, and takes tins mutter away from the (ho Committee. That U the condition In which thin thin? aland*. It (a a matter still tuhjudiee, not decided nt all. and there waa no intimation that a military word of one of Ihoee letters would he (riven to the public, but the gentleman waa very positively ammred that he would not be martyred by the Judiciary Com* tnltteo. TUB CALDWEM/ lIIHPATCII. As to tho cablu dispatch from Jobluli Caldwell, It le true that last Thursday morning I did receive a dispatch. Thugentloman from MsmedtinlmOtieemn to Itnow precisely tho hour ut which 1 received It, and Its contents. Hu seems thoroughly posted on the subject, bnt permit me to say with regard to the Insinuation that that telegram has been sup* pressed, that any man. high or low, whoever no may be, who will elsewhere tnako such an Insinua tion. will have to taka the consequences. I hurl tho falsehood back Into the teeth of any man who makes a suggestion as to tho suppression of that dls fistch. (Applause on tho Democratic side. ] I have L 1 did not suppress lint all. In less than thirty minutes after I received It 1 read U to several gen tlemen, but there was no particular address In London from which It purported to come, ami I did believe, and am not altogether certain yet that I do not believe It was a ilxod-up Job. [Mur mere of dissent from the Republican side. 1 Mr. Knott said: 1 have nut the dispatch here. It to at my house. Thu contents of ll are substan tially oa stated by the gentleman from Maine (Blame). {do not Know that 1 can repeat it in ex act terms. Thu purport of it Is that Cald well bad seen Thomas A. Scott's testimony In the Now York papers, and that It was sub stantially correct; that he had not let Mr. Dlalno haw any bonds, and tbit bo would send an affidavit to that effect, bnt that he was engaged in a railroad enterprise over (hero, aud could nut come to give his testimony without serious pecuniary lons. This la substantially what Is in it, and if tbu gentleman bad only waited that dispatch would nave been ? resented to the Committee for whatever use the Committee might ses proper to make of IL 1 hud no desire to .Injure the gentleman personally. And especially not politically, but 1 deelro that tbu truth may bo told. 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