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THE TROY HERALD, DECEMBER 24, 1873.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 1878.
Williams' appointment hain't been
confirmed yet, and we hope for the
uooil nnmo of tho ceuutry it will not
Jefferson City and Colo county, at
n special election on tho 14th went
Democratic by a majority of about
Ttrvman of Howard county iari
hu will run araco with any living
man forty yards for $5,000. We'll do
it for half tho money, but we won't
protutso to como out ahead.
The Washington swindling local
vins aika congress for four millions
to pavo their streets. They'll get It.
a lariro number of congressmen own
property In tho city. Tho people's
money is pnt to atrango uses. Aiost
cities puvc their own streets.
Mr. Cobum from the committee on
military affairs reported a resolution
tn tho lower house, requesting the
President to conveuo a court of
equity to consist ot not loss than flvo
officers of tho army, whoso duty it
shall be to investigate all charges
T..tnt Ttftir. Gen. O. O. Howard.
contained in tho communication of
tho secretary of war, dated Decern
The lower houso has passed a bill
repealing the salary act, which pro
vides that each member shall receive
$o,600 a year and actual travelling
expenses to and from tho capital; all
over this amount drawn by members
of the Inst congress to be disgorged.
The bill doesn't iucludo the salaries'
of President and supreme Judges.
The sennto will amend, favoring an
eutiro return to the old law, except
to the franking prlvllego and the sal
ary of the presidential office
Congress had better allow tho sal
nry ot its members to remain what it
is. Seven thousand llvo hundred
dollars is not too much probably. It
is the back salary grab that has been
cud. a stench in tho public nostrils.
Not so much the money although
that is a desideratum, too as tho
solllsh, unpatriotic principle of tho
thing, and tho precedent an excuse
for future desconts upon the pooplo's
money. Wo bellevo In giving every
member, of whatever branch of ser
vice, ,n stipulated salary, without
miloago or other Incidental expenses,
lly this means much could bo saved
that is now paid out on the dishonest
estimates of contriving officials.
Inflation or contraction of tho cur
rency is an important question with
the peoplo Just now. Tho East de
sires contraction, and a return to
t-peeie payment. It has plenty of
currency to meet tho demands of
business. Tho West, which has never
had Its complement, desires n little
inflation. Money was close hero be
loro the panic ; It Is doubly so now,
mid tho peoplo need relief. A return
to spocle payment any time would
bo seriously folt in the West, but in
-connection with tha present linnnclal
crisis would bo disastrous. We be
llevo with Morton of Indiana. He
recently romarked in tho senate, that
"suspension of speclo payments has
gcucralty been the remedy for a panic,
nut resumption. Ho wished it to bo
'understood that tho truo relief for
panics during the hist hundred years
had nut boon resumption nor contrac
tion, and ho did not bellevo they
would euro ours. Ho favored a small
addition to tho volutno of currency
no tho truo romedy. Tho government
did all in its power to .relievo the
panic at the beginning, and tho issue
of it part of tho forty-four million re
servo did much to restoro confidence.
Tho very kuowlcdgo that tho cur
rency was being enlarged induced tho
people t put their money out. He
believed the panic could bo shortened,
nud overy day that it could bo so les
soned would bo a great blessing, The
Knglish and French governments
never let panics run their course, but
did all in their power to shorten them.
Ho believed that if tho government
had in tha beginning put out tho
whnlo of that forty-four million re
serve, the. panic would hay, been
NEW VHAIU r WM CUBAN IM
Tim latest intellltreneo In the mat
ter of tho capturo ot tho Virgintut
and tha massaero or nor crew, pre
sents the affair in a now light, Indi
cating that our government hat been
slightly outwitted. For aomo days
the Snanlsh srovr-rnmeiit, through ad
miral Polo, has Icon furnishing evi
dence with regard to the Yirgluiut,
and the attornoy general has decided
that tho vessel had forfeited tho right
to bear tho United States flag. It ts
said that In view of thla opinion our
government will, In accordance with
the terms of tho protocol, instltnto
innntrv ami ndont nrocccdiuir against
the Virglnlus nud against any of tho
persons who may appear to havo been
guilty of illegal acts in connection
Tho dispatches also inform us, that
Bnnlii has urovcu to the satisfac
tion of tho United States, according
to tho attorncy-ffencrars opinion, that
tho Virglnlus was at tho tlmo of her
capturo carrying tho united states
flag without right and Improperly,
tho salute to tho flag on tho 25th day
of December will bo dispensed with
as. now not necessarily requirablc,
but the United States will expect dis
claimer of intent of indignity to its
flag in tho net whleh was committed.
From the proof submitted by Spain,
It appears that the clearance papers
of tho Virglnlus were obtained by
It Is further reported that Spain
will demand that tho Virglnlus bo
surrendered again to that govern
ment. This, however, is not credited
in official circles.
In tho mcantimo tho British gov
ernment Is looking after its hniier,
serious complications having arisen
between that irovcrnmcut and bpain.
and will probably demand tho pun
ishment of Burrlel.
Personal Explanation la Coiiejreea
Pointed II uot Dignified Kepar
Mr. Hale of New York, rising to a
ti.M'Eniiiil cxtilaiiution. retcrred to the
amendment ollercd yesterday by Mr.
Wilson of Indiana, in rcgnril to rccs
until In iiiKiiiliHi-aaf t!Oll!?reS8 US UI!Clll8
or counsel of the United Stulcs, and
proposing Unit such members siiotim
IfllVH thi umoiiiit deducted from their
compensation as members. He said
tliia wu intended to tlx on the records
and debates of tho house a stigma on
him (Ha ) It was a deliberate and
pluiiucu instill anu as much uu ac
cepted it. He proceeded to give tho
hlstorv of his uugngemcut ns. agent
and eo'uuscl of the Culled States on
the mixed British and American com
mission, saving that ho uotltled the
secretary or state ulter his election
that under the law ho could not eon
tliiiin to net. and that congress passed
a joint resolution authorizing his con-
iliiucu employment ns cuuusui.
Mr. Kldrid-ro asked whether ho did
uot receive during the time of his
professional service more than he re
ceived as u member or congress even
at the i nto of $7,600.
Mr. Iluln characterized the Question
us simply impertinent, uud declined
Mr. Halo further said that what ho
had done was, under the authority
of congress, properly and lawfully
stated. Within h very short time
alter ho made some remarks day be
foro yesterdny, he.wns kindly warned
liv n distinguished gentleman on the
Door that it castigation was lu store
for him, and that children must, not
cry when hard knocks wcro given.
Tho gentleman from Massachusetts
(Butler) did not see lit to prepare for
tho castlgntlou thus to bo adminis
tered, but ho procured it to be admin
istered by reaching his great arm
around tho gcutloman from Wiscon
sin (Kldrldge) and through him pro
cured the gentleman from Indiana
(Wilson) to present tho amendment.
Mr. Butler: Not u word of truth
Mr. Wilson of Indiana : Tho gtn
tleuinn is entirely mistaken. The
gentleman from Massachusetts never
said one word to ino on tho subject.
Mr. Eld ridge: And I say that
every word relating to mo lu regard
to the mattoris untrue.
Mr. Hulo: If tho gentleman who
gave me the Information will allow
mo I will name
Mr. Butler: Pardon me, I will
give all Information.
Mr. Halo: I will hold tha floor
until I lmvo finished my remarks. I
say that I have the authority of n
geutlcmun on the floor whom I shall
name, if ho penults me, for saying
that tho amendment or tho gentleman
from Indiana (Wilson), camo before
tho liou -oat tlni suggest ion of the gen
tleuinn from Wisconsin (Eldrldgo).
and it eaino pursuant to a warning
which the gentleman from Massachu
setts (Uutler) had given ine. The
selection wjw an eminently, appro-
hMlU Alia . M,iiiaH rj.n I...
n vii.au. .ra jUllll.JlllBll KWHI ,llf
diaua(Wllsou) la the special rcpro
sontative of class of men to whom
the salary law or 1878 was due-wtio
by their votes, when foiccd ton di
rect and square vote, condemned the
proposition, and thon, by their votes
wnen iney oouia eicapo iron; men
responsibility, and carry tho Idea to
their constituents that they were on
posed to tho measure, aided by sub
terfuge in tho passago of tho bill.
Mr. Halo thon referred to tho several
votes taken at tho last session, on tho
alary question, intimating that, In
somo or tho votes, Mr. Wilson had
dodged by refraining from voting.
With audi a record ho was not sur
prised that the gentleman from In
diana hnd been selected as tho Instru
ment to make that attack upon him.
It was not an uncommon thing to flud
that those who wcro defiled thorn
selves were anxious to dclllo those
around them. Ho had seen n cur,
going from the puddle with his hair
3rairirled with tilth, forco its Way
among decent pooplo and rubbing
Itscii against mem, or buoko nun
ninonir them. Ho had seen that ex
periment tried, and had seen decent
pcopio amircncu in tuav way, uui no
had never known the' cur that did it
to be anything else than n dirty dog,
nud ho believed that that would inev
itably bo always the caso.
Mr. Wilson of Indiana having got
tho unanimous consent to reply to
Mr. Hale, began by saying that the
liottso liatl just nail a very uno speci
men of a dirtv dog. f Auidnuso and
hand-clanplng, which tho speaker
reproved. Tho record which ho
(Wilson) had made last session on the
salary question, ne nau never auruiiK
from. Ho hnd not gouo about tho
country calling that n salary grub, nor
had he tinder nny clrcumstuncos, con
ceded that ho had douo anything
which ho had not u right to do, and
which was not consistent with his
integrity and honor. Tho dodging
of which ho had boon accused by the
gentleman from New York, ho ex
plained by showing that the votes
retcrred to had been taken while he
(Wilson) was in Boston, by order of
tho house, carrying on the Credit
Ho defended his action yesterday
in offering tho amendments on the
ground that tho gentleman from Now
York (lisle) had been running nliottt
tho house for several da-, s, prescribing
clean linen fur everybody cle, and uh
he did uot wish that that gentleman
.mould weum dirty shirt himself, ho
liuil n:ononcd the amendment. That
gentleman had charged members of
tlie Inst congress witu Having unaeteu
tho snlarv bill by trick, sublerfugu
nud evasion, and he (Wilson) thought
ho would show that that gentleman
had been doing tho same thing him
self in an aggravated degree. During
tho time lie had been drawing u sulary
from tho irovcrnmcut at tho into of
$10,000 a year, ho had been also draw
ing his salary as u mcmucr oi con
gross. Tho law under which he had
done it, had been taken from the
sponkcr's tablo in tho last hours of
congress, and hud been passed with
out a single word of explanation.
Was that manly? Was that honest?
He thought that when that gentleman
was seeking to cast a stlgmn on his
fellow members it was high tlmo that
he should cover Into tho treasury the
money thus taken out of it.
Mr. Eldrldge explained his connec
tion with tho amendment ottered by
Mr. Wilson. If that stigmatized the
gentleman from Now York (Hale) it
was hU own fault. If that gentleman
had bcou wallowing In n pool of mud
and had como out of it, uud if sumo
ono had jostled him so that he fell
himself dirty, he (Eldrldge) did uot
think that ho (Hulu) hud cleared
himself much this morning. By what
ethics did Hint gentleman churgohim
with wrong In taking tho salary or
87,600 as a servant of tho United
Statos, whllo ho himsclfwas taking
$17,000 as a servant of the United
Statos ? Why had uot tho gentlomnn
lort that extra $10,000 in the treasury
and contented himself with his pay as
it member of congress ? It camo with
uu 111 graco from that gentleman to
stigmatize not only the acta but the
motives of other gentlemen. It that
gentleman was dirty, it was uot from
the gentleman from Indiana, nor the
goutlcmuu from Massachusetts, nor
himself, from whom hu got the filth,
hut from tho pool in which he (Ilulc)
hud chosen to wallow.
Mr. Butler or Massachusetts re
gretted very much this unfortunate,
unhappy scene. He was very sorry
that the heat of debate had so fur
misled the cool Judgment of the geu
tlcmun from Now York as to make
linn say what ho was sure ho would
regret. Hu hud boon ou terms ot
quite inttmato friendship with that
gentleman, and knew tho valuable
service which he had rendered to tho
government as agent ami counsel,
nor did he think that $10,000 a year
was too high compensation. But
they had n right to complain that that
gentleinr.n whllo thus drawing $17,
600 a year had been denouncing thorn
for drawing $7,600 n yoar. It looked
like tho rich man taking tho one own
lamb of tho poor man. Laughter.
Ho could rcforthat gentleman to high
authority. Lot lilm look at the
fourth chapter, of St. John, whero
the woman taken in audullory was
brought beforo tho Savior. Ho said
to her accusers, "Lot him who is
without sin ainoug you, cast tho first
atone." Could his fneud, Halo havo
led the atoning party out hat occasion
laughter at, he had lad the salary I
repeal party In tho house ? Thoy all
want out and left the woman standing
alone before tho Savior, and He aald,
"Woman go and tin no more." That
Is what they Intended to. do In this
houso on the question of salary
iiaugninri, omy moir occusors nitl not
gono out. Continued laughter.
Gov. Powers of Mlsstsstnnl hna or.
dercd special elections to bo held on
tha 80th, to fill vacancies in tho pres.
out legislature. This implies that
Micro waa no umnority tor tlio elec
tion recently hold for a governor and
now legislature, and la accepted as an
Indication that Gov. Powers will re
fuse to yield the gubernatorial chmr
to Amos, nud that the existing legis
lature will refuse to yield to tho one
elected with Ames, if this is tho
governor's programme, thero will bo
another contest of hostlto stato gov
ernments, with possibly a complica
tion similar to that which wo had and
stilt have In Louisiana. According
to the doctrine recently put forth by
Sonutor Morton, the president of the
United States and th? supremo court
of Mislssippl will havo to right to set
tle tho dispute. If tho president
should reeognl.o Amos and order
troops to Jackson to install him, and
Ames should, at the saino timo,mau
age to secure somo sort of recogni
tion from the supremo court of the
state that will be tho cud of the
A foul attempt at assassination was
made on S. C. Major, Jr., a prominent
lawyer of Fnyctto, Mo, last week.
His ussallant made attack with a sharp
Instrument whllo Mr. Major, was
wrapped in deep slumber piercing
his neck near the Jugular vein. Mr.
Major, utmost uncouclotis, bounded to
tho middle of tho room, and ns he rose
dealt his assailant such a herculean
blow that ho fell to the floor and ex
pired In less than ten minutes. Tho
assassin's namo was Amos Hector.
Congress has adjourned until after
"Agents wauled for explorations
In Africa." reads an advertisement.
Wo don't want to go ; get Stanley.
Rraoltttlana of tlrttport to the Tlrnt'
ery ?. T. Allowuy, neeenaru.
Lonsvti.i.K, Ky., Nov. 2.Mh, 187:1.
Tn comeniirnce of the death ef Mr. ?. T,
Allowuv, a iiioihIrt of tho rlaa or 1ST2-II, of
the I.oumvlllc Medical College, a meeting of
tliu xtiltlelit or until college, wm eniieu on
the Sflth Inst and adopted the followinc res
olutions . . ...
wiihiikah it iin Moused tne most man
nmt tnl;lity Ruler of human anal rn to remo c
from our mlilot Mr. C. T. Allowny. our
rricnii una iciiow siuucm, inercioro oe 11
reiolved. . .
That, nlthoueh wo mart sincerely lament
tho loii of one whoso hlirh-toncd I'hnrnvtcr
mid manly rndowmcntn woula have roll
iWimI him nn ornament In nny society, and
lo ha been endeared to uh by many tics of
college aoeintlou; weneverinciess, wnu nil
retlgnntlon now to tne win 01 our uou:
ImhliiL' thnt In 111 Infinite wliulnm anil
merev, lie bus Keen tit to remove lilm from
tl In vcciio or toll only to anora mm it more
linppy una pcaveiui uumu 111 wu cicrnm
That, we tender our deepent and mont
bpiirtl'i-lt nvmnnthlea lo the fuuillv or the de
ceased, deprived t.s they are of one whoxc
many nmlublc and endearing qualities our
companionsuip u wukiu i ihcciihc,
nnd who must therefore have been doubly
prized, by those bound to blrn by ties of
That, we will cherish tho memory of our
beloved comrade, and strive to emulate tho
manv Miclnl and lnanlv ouulitles Which cliar-
acterlxeil him, and which have vallscd Ids
early iieatu to uo so uccpiy iiiinciiicu uy an
win, knew lilm.
Tnat, a copy of these resolutions bo for-
warucu to tue isuiiiy 01 mo uccciisvii
.1. It. Maiiiox, 1
J. II. I.KAKK,
.1. s. Wui.cn.
WiS. II01.MHAY, J
THE STAGE LINE
THE UNITED STATES MAIL.
81. L., K. C Sc N. Railway.
This Ltno has pasted Into new hands, the
hacks lmvo uecn nvmo comiorinnie. ami me
travellliiB public are onereu (treat improve
menu 111 tilt! comfort of tMVellllllf.
An Kspress lii cmbraeed In this line, and
all mutters win do promptly acavereii,
OtUce In Woolfolk ti Co.'s drug store,
nnlvS WllXIE UltAUO, Agent.
A DMINISiItATOU'S NOTICE
J. Notlco Is hereby (jlven Hint letter of
administration were runiou to me uimor
sluned l the l'robnto Court of Lincoln
county, Mo., on the estate ot Andrew Vance,
HmM. iin tho 3d day of December. 1873.
l'erson IiuvIiik claims uitnlnst said estate
aro rcqtiiiod to exhibit them to the admin
utrntor for allowance within ono year from
the date or said letters, or they may be lire-
eluded from uny uencnt or sain csiaie : ami
ir not exhibited for allowance within two
rears they will oe lorover iinrnm.
dcJ JAS. W. WKLCII.adm'r.
Die Uonib Son. The letters or my
uredccoMor. ss aduilnUtratrix or the estate
or Wm. S. Unchrun, deceased, buvlnp ceased
to be or any legal force, letters of adminis
tration de bonis non were granted to the
undersigned on said estate on the 14th day
r October, 18T.1. by the Clerk or tlie Pro
bsts Court or Lincoln county Mo. All are
otltted nottoiwy the rormer administratrix
aorl Wls'TfOUNa, AdaVrd.b.
FINAL SETTLEMENT. -Notlrt
r, i. .' . V. ; J. ' . .' ' 1 aasi sememe ns.
SLA". J!in!Stt' f eststs at th
l"l V!'1? -0"" or I.ineoul
Troy on the second Monday fit January. 1HT4
uecn 80N1IA A. MlLLKJl. Aum'x.
"DMNAL SETTLEMENT. Notice!
j. tntvuj given mat ids UBdsmtsacd
administrator oi the cnUte or Barney Hone
administration of hold cststn at the next term1
or tlie rrobntc Court or Lincoln county, trf
uo irexun anu nrhi at tne court nouae In;
j .4 aionuav m January ibis
a. u. on sua, Annrr.
Jsy Is hereby irtven that the undent? nuli
Administrator of tho cstnto or Jsmsx K. 8ltf
ton, rii'd, will make a Una iftttlcmcnt ol
Ids administration orald citato at tho next
term or tho Lini!oln;county Probate Court Si
to be begun and bold at the court house lit
1 roy on the second Monday In Jsn'y, 1874.J
E, . ai'l'TON, Adm'r.
FINAL SETTLEMEMT. Notice
is hereby Riven that the uadentfmcd.
ell, doccanoa, will make ft tint! cttlcmnt
of hit ftdmlnUtrfttlon of nMd tnttit at tlH
,I.V. ll,M tkt ltm llu.K.i ....... r t l...1.J
cwuiiiy, Missouri, io ue uegun snu nsni in
lroy on the second Monday 7n January, 1874.
dcclO W. W. SHAW, Adm'r.
hereby given that letters tcstamen-
tary wero granted to the undersigned on tbtij
estutn or Lewis Duncan, dcurd, by the
I rolmto Court or Lincoln county, Mo., ouj
tho .Id day or April, 1873. It
aii persons naving claims ngalnst said s-f
tate are required to exhibit them to the cx-i
eutor Tor allowanct within oao yeoi.i
precluded from any beuetlt ol said estate J;
anu ii iioiexiiioitcu witiiiti two rears irom
ibedsto of said letters tbey will be forevet y
bsrrsd. fdieJJ KOB'XL. DUNCAN, Xx'r.
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