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_ DRY GOODS. HAVING A BIG RUN ? YES, SIR! It Gould be Expected, and We Have It! YET IK WILL BE STILL LIVELIER NEXT WEEK! l^ =>Improve your opportunity at the earliest possible moment! This sale is for a short period only! Never, never, have DRY GOODS s NOTIONS Been sold at such LOW FIGURES as we are now offering them! 25 PER CENT. DISCOUNT! On any anl all Goods. Io Icriiiitioii All of our Boofts are IiMeJ in is Offer. Our Silks, cheap at $1, now loss 25 per cent., only cost 75c: Our $10 Plush (cheap at $15), now lees 25 per cent., only costs $7.50. Our Silks, cheap at $1.25, now less 25 per cent., only cost 93*£e. Our $10 Broche Sfcawls, now less 25 per cent., only cost Our Elegant .$5 Brocaded Velvet, (we were proud in showing it Our $65 Broche Shawls, now le^s 25 per cent., only cost $48.75. for that price.) now less 25?per cent., onlv costs $3.75. t> *. ™- • ~ ,. - , v~».#». Our SI Silk.Faeed Velvet, now le ss 25 per ee 1. oZ costs 75c. *S&SStf%o? mtm* °ahCO " 5 °' D°W * PW °ent- SPECIAL NOTICE WE BEG TO GIVE OOR CLOAK AND DOLMAN DEPARTMENT! Just previous to Christmas these Goods, as well as our BLANKETS, etc., had undergone a big mark down in price, but from these LOW FIGURES you will still get the extra discount of 25 Per Cent. Gustave Heinemann i IIM Corner Beventli id Msoi tm\ ANNUAL LINEN SALE. Mannheim e r B ro s. ANNOUNCE THE CONTINUANCE OF THEIR (JREITMIILLIIISM! Many Additional Attractions will be Added in X HUIG .M1IIIS, lldjjiliiD, 111 HI bid, Marseilles Spreads, and Housekeeping Goods. OTJR Special Embroidery Sale, EAMBURG, SWISS, NAINSOOK, and IRISH POIMT EDLilNGS and INSERTINGS, at One-flalf Regular Prices! WILL CONTINUE DURING THIS WEEK. GBAND CLEARING SALE OF Lafe'Cloafe&FurCtaots We have made Unparalleled Seductions on Cloaks and Garments of all kinds, in order to make an effectual clearance of our entire stock. The superior quality of the materials and excellent work manship in all our Garments are well known, and as the assortment of styles and sizes is rapidly lessening, parties in need of a flrst ciass garment should give this department an early call. . SDBCial iiikertSTi All Deptnis! W aid Into Streets. Mail Orders Receive Prompt and Careful Attention, j Sunday ST. PAUL, MINK, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, 1884—TEN PAGES, LINEN. i AMAL .SPECIAL SALE OP WHITE GOODS AND LINENS ! Our Special Sale Now in Progress is well worthy of the atten tion of all lei il Iteiirtise Keepers Private Families as well! WHITE & CREAM DA11SKS & lWKIffi TOWELS, Lin gill Cotton swigs anil Pit Oasis, m TOGETHER WITH A FilclflfliteMs! It has been our custom for so many years to hold at this time, such a sale as we now announce, that the mention of the fact io our old customers will suffice, without fur ther comment. We invite the Special Attention of all in terested. The Goods an-d Prices will speak for themselves. Field, Mahler & Go, ffaMsliaw, Tliirfl and Seoaiiil Sts. (KInhE. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. LEADING PIANOS & ORGANS OP THE WORLD! STEINWAY! OHICKERING! HAINES! NOW 18 THE TIME TO BUY ! LOWEST PRICES! EASIEST TERMS! l^r\r yTFr^'¥3a^ W-^fmATflrwi PIANOS & ORGANS Taken in exchange for new goods during the Holiday Trade, all Warranted to be in P rfret Order, and wortn flori' than We Ask for Them! 1 Williams Cabinet Organ $30 1 Pr.nce& Co. (5 stops) Cabinet Organ.... 40 1 Smith (8 stops) Cabiuet Organ 50 1 Shoninger (8 stops) Cabinet Organ 60 1 Estey (18 stops) Cabinet Organ 75 1 Mason & Hamlin (G stops) Organ 80 1 Smith Pedal Bass Church Organ, two banks keys 125 1 Christie Upright Piano 125 1 Gronstoen Hquare Piano 150 1 Kimball Upright, IX octaves 175 Payments from $8 to $15 down, balance easy monthly payments. Sole Agents for Hallett & Davis, Emerson, Kira baU Pianos, Kimball Parlor and Chapel Organs. W. W. KIMBALL CO, 51 West Third street, St. PauL AMUREMENT8. Grand Opera H ouse! L. N. SCOTT, Manager. Two Nights and Matinoe—Tuesday and Wednes day, Jan. 22 and 23—Matinee Wednes day, at 2 o'clock. Fifth year of the conspicuous success of the day OSLY A FAR5IEO DAUGHTER MISS ADELAIDE CHEEIE, The handsomest of all the famous stage boautiea, supported by CAMILLE KIWZEY A-1I> A COMPETENT COMPANY. Usual prices—Evening, f 1.00, 76c, 50c and 25c; matinee, 75o, 50c aud 35c. Advanoe sale of seats commences Monday, Jan. 21, 9 a. m. CLOTHING. 25th SEMHSEAL RED FIGUfcE SALE! TERRIBLE SLAUGHTER OF Hen's ami Boys' Oraats I 1-3 OFF! We want the money more than we do the Overcoats. $20.00 Overcoats for $12.50 $22.00 Overcoats for $16.00 $1500 Overcoats for $11.50 All the cheaper and better grades, and all Children's and Boys' Overcoats at the same pro portionate great reduction, i BOSTON "ONE-PRICE" CMTBKG BOUSE, EGorner of Thira ana Roliert streets. ST. PAUL. DRUGGIST. IN NEW QUARTERS" P, J. DREIS, General Druggist Is settled iu his elegant New Store Cow Kyi aiiu Saint Peter streets, Where can be found the finest and best of Drugs, Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Patent Medicines, etc. Also, all kinds of Garden and Flower Seeds in their season. PEESCBIPTIONS A SPECIALTY « FITZ JOHNPORTER. COXTIXVATIOX OP TME DEBATE IX THE BOUSE OX HIS CASE. Mr. Cmtcheon, or Michigan, Fights the Second Battle of Ball Run Over Af»i«— And Concludes that Porter's Sentence was Just and Mast Stand—Some Lively Fnsilades with Rosecrans and Others. Houee of Repreeetitativee. Washingtoh, Jan. 19. —The honse met to debate the Fitz John Porter bill. Mr. Catoheon, member of the minority of the oommittee on military affairs, said, it was embarrassing to stand and bear Ihe opinions of military men so distinguished as the gentleman from California and New York, Roeeorans and Slocum, and to differ from them in regard to military mat ters, but the embarrassment disappeared when he remembered that the principal question in the oase was not the matter of military strategy, but the sifting of the faot that the laws of the country had drift ed away from the stern realietics from a period of war to profound peace, and the further he got away from the period of war the stronger became the sway of sym pathy end weaker the iiotates of reason. It was not for tho house, sitting here iu august tribunal, to be swayed by the feel ingB cf sympathy. He asser.ed, referring to the denial of Grant's letter, no one would go farthor than himself in admiration of that groat soldier, but oould not forget that for eight long years General Grant sat in the presi dential chair and Fitz John Porter stood knocking season in and season out at the doors of the White house, asking Grant to permit him anew hearing. He could not forget what Grant aaid in 1869 and 1870, for ho had examined the papers submitted and had not prepared the Grant review asked, but in 1881 when both houses of c ongrtss were in the hands of the opposi tion, and when a bill was pending ! before congress to reappoint Gen. Grant ' general of the army and place him on the ■ retired list, there camo a burst of sunlight ! as from heave a, like the light which struck down Paul at Damascus. All at once light broke on his mind, and he found that for eighteen years Le had been doing Fiiz John Porter injustice. [Applause on the Republican side. ] Therefore the opi of Gen. Grant could not have inflt with him; otherwise it would b i Passing on to give a brief outline of the ! events that led to Porter's dismissal, Mr. Cutoheon said: Porter's action could only be explained by his hatred of Gen. Pope. Wr.tn his country cried "Fitz John P I this way!" he thought it was the voice oi' ; Popa and not his country, and refn go. If there ever was a time when a manV country called for him, when the destiny of th-) republic hang trembling in the balance, it was on the 27th of Augnst, 1862. If ever there was a time when a miliury leader had need to feel that tbe ot Mb ;;ubordinafce t»3iecrs h unison, it was on the 27th of August, 1862. When Porter disobeyed his orderd, two reasons were assigned for not doing so, that the night was dark and the road bad. Porter oould not march that night, but Stonewall Jackson marched his entire corps, Lee marched that night, bnt this brilliant leader of the Union army oonld not march, because, forsooth, it was dark. He went on to describe the battle of the 29th of Angnst, and pictured Porter lying under the trees at Bethel church without making an attempt to aid his comrades in arms because there was a little pine bush iu the way. The Bfthlehemio song seemed to have fallen upon Porter's oorps that day, "Peace on earth and good will to the other side." During the battle on Aug. 29, where was Porter? Reclining nnder Iho trye? two and oee-half milen from the front. Where was the finest oorpe in ihe army? Gone into camp for ths Light. Cowardliness was no excuse, for Porter had shown he was a brave man. Ignorance was no excuse, for he was trained. He had no excuse knowing the will of his commander, for the order was explicit. Already oleamnoy haB been exercised toward Por ter. His disability has been removed. He stood a free American citizen, meroy to him was cruelty to thousands. A cen tury ago, Admiral Bayne, of the English navy, clisobejed the order to take his phip into action. He was tried, convicted and shot to death for that disobedience, and from chat day to this no English officer has ever refused to take his ship into ac tion when ordered by his superior. [ Ap plause on the Repuhlican side.] Were General Garfield alive, this bill would not be hero. It never would reoeive his signature. Bnt Garfieid was dead and the bill was here. He expected it would pass by the aid of the votes of men who ionght against the Union. But in the name of the brave men who died on the bloody field that August evening, crushed by the very troops that Porter should have engaged—in the name of their widows and orphans—in the name of his wronged '• mntry, he protested against the bill. [Applause on the Bepnolioan side] He honored the gentleman from New York. Slocum, for his devotion to hi3 ife long friend, but this hour should be r civen to law and justice, and not to sym pathy and tears, except tears for the brave iiien who perished through Porters in subordination. [Applause on the Republi can side. ] Slocum —I understood the gentleman i say, that if Garfield was living, this bill ivould not be here. It he will refer to the iionse report 144, second session of the •i3d congress, he will find that Jas. A. Garfield was father of this bill. [Applause on Democratic side]. Send for your report. This bill was Drought nere by Garfield himself, and the official records of congress will show it. Mr. Calkins—The gentleman refers to the commission. Mr. Slocum —I refer to this. I say that James A. Garfield introduced the resolu tion appointing this board, [jeering, laughter and cries of oh, on the Republi I can side] and the board was appointed pursuant to his desires, and if he is going to refuse his own bantling, or if his friends are going, to do it. let him start and do so. Mr. Calkins —The gentleman does not aid his bill by traducing Garfield. Mr. Slocum —I do not traduce him, but he demanded that this investigation should be made. Mr. Reed said, this is a fitting adden dum to the speech that this gentleman made yesterday. In reply to Mr. Slocum's remarks, Mr. Catoheon quoted from a letter from Gen. Gdrfirld to Bon. J. D. Cox, dated Febru ary 18,1880, in which he stated that he NO. 20. w".i by tb.3 decision of the S field board. Mr. Slocum—I am no defender of Jame3 A. Garfield. Mr. Miller (.Feunsjlvania)—He doe* not need it. * Mr. Slocam oontinning said: I am no defender of General Grant. Mr. Calkins. I know that. Mr. Slocam said: For the first time ia my life I stand on the floor to hear Repub licans attack the military reputation of Gen. Grant. (Shouts of "oh no" from the Repulioan side.) The gentleman who has just taken his Beat has done it and in the most violent manner. Mr. Cutoheon —No man, living or dead, in thiB world or any other, holds General Grant's military ability higher than I do. Mr. Slooum —If I understood the gentle man's language correctly, it was an im peachment, either of his integrity or his military reputation. The point I make is his. In the Forty-third oongress General Garfield introduced a resolution asking for the appointment of a board to inve« this case, and the board was appoint Mr. Reed asserted that the res< was never agreed to, and ridiculed the idea that the conrt could have been appointed in pursuance of it. Mr. Slocum—General Garfield inrro duoed the resolution asking that just suoh a board be organized by the president and should make a report to congress. What I say is, either the friends of G mn?t accept that report or repudiate i he whole thing. Mr. Calkins—On the contrary, he such confidence in the court martial that he had no idea but the commission would sustain it, as it vould have done if proper ly constituted. Mr. Cutcbeon saidGuneld understood that it would be a perpetual claim, that injustice had been done Porter, and from that view of the case he wished it to be fully investigated. He was favorable to the commission, but not as oommi * himself to the report. Mr. Greenleaf spoke in Bupport of the bill, claiming that the circumstance-* in tho case of Porter not only justified his disregarding Pope's orders, bat he would have been liable to censure if he obeyed them. The old couplet, "Y.-iu can and you can't, you will and you wont; Yon'il be damned if you do, you'll be damned if you don't," pretty ol<' abed Por ter's position on the 29th of August, but . true soldier he took the respoa ity and saved men from unnec slaughter. Cora lay in doing an act of e to a meritorious, bat a much abused soldier. Mr. Brown, of Indiana, in bill, said he knew the defense w »nld find ry to attack the living and de th dead, but ho had not sapposed a lemon so do^L ■ .;-hed soldier, as the gentleman from New York, Slocum, would a ooart ma* military tribunal which h H been sustained for centuries by the intelii . of ali civilized oountrie-. Xn • oourt mar tial was the strong right una of the mili tary power, wilhoiit them military d plino would be at an end. Tne court •od enough for the pcor s<> who sl^j.t At hia | gentleman who wore epaulets shoald be brought before a justice of the peace, in order that he might be w from tne dutches of the law by the village lawyer under a writ of naueas on Here congress waj called upon to over.urn the solemn adjudication of tho conrt, cen snre its judgment, aDd go to the very verge of impaugiug its integrity, when it was safe to say that not one member in twenty ever attempted to read the voluminous record on which the judgment was found ed. He went into the history of the case, quoting evidence and deducing therefrom the conclusion that the decision of the court marshal was just, and that Porter wilfully disobeyed the orders of the com manding officer. The excuses presented for his disobedience were shallow and shadow'esx. .Mr. McAdoo supported the bill. Mr. Slocum said ther6 never was nob an absurdity perpetrated on any ropreBenta v >jdy as has been enaottd here. For three hundred gentlemen, knowing noth ing about military matters, to diser.ss gravely a subjeot about which they knew nothing whatever and never would know anything. [Laughter.] Ho moved I the oommittee rise. The last remark of Mr. Slocum was re ceived with indignation by the Republi cans, and as they were in the majority they voted down the motion to rise. Mr. J. S Wise asked Mr Slocum wheth er his statement was in truth and fp.ot his view of the oase? He, Wise, was here an utter stranger to it, and he supposed -he houae would be called to vote in telligently on tho matter, but if the gentleman was in earnest in saying hat the m'em'oers did not know anything ahout it, and never would, he felt disposed to vote,<«o as to leave the jadgment of the court martial stand, because it was sap posed they know something about it. [Laughter and applause on the Repub lican side.] Mr. Slocam said, what he meant by nis statement was simply this, that tho house was composed of men who never made a study of military matters, and were incom petent to understand the question; utterly inoompetent. The idea of a man stand ing here and talking about the effect of throwing a brigade to the left, or a divi sion to the right, when niuety-men ont of one hundred did not know whether a brig ade was larger or smaller than a division. [Contemptuous laughter on the Repub lican side. ] Mr. Horr —Then why did yon bring this bill in? Mr. Slocum said: We did not bring the bill here. James A. Garfield in the Forty third congress introduced the resolution that brought the bill here. Ho is the author of this bill. It oomes from hi3 own recom mendation. A representative— Go on. If yon can't kill this bill, we oan't. Mr. Taylor, of Ohio, said he never thought that anybody could Bay members of the house were not competent individ ually and aggregatedly, to dispose of the business brought before it. But that was the statement of the author of the bill and he left it for him and the house to consider how much respect or disrespect to the house was included in those words. He knew no collective body that could arrive more surely at a juit conclusion relative to all tbe faots in this case, than the hou.se of representative?. When the gentleman from No* York suggested to him that he was not competent to decide tho question for himself, he denied it. 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