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Large Jiamber ef Dinllnffttlnlied reo-
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srqaiea1 at Xorrlstown.
Kiw YoBK, February 13. Gover
o.'' Island, viaited bv .1 raKii'g
etarin and banked wall Us, waaap
pareullv a) isolated this tuoruinir as
rock in roid-ocoan. TiiB rea'ing o(
steam wiiiMles and the oc agonal
aoands ( dintant log M were the
only evidences of ita nrarntss to a
Kre.tt city. Tbe military colony ai
stir at "ai early hour. The little
rtatoer At'sntic, which darta to and
liO Ik; t nee a the Battery atd the pier
on the island, brought over loads of
officer in uniforms and citizuns in
lrip)i!K overcoat. The privates
who were paring along the brick walk
in fror.t of headquarters looked dis
consolate ennOfih in their wet uni
forms. J,ast evening everybody upon
the island was allowed to enter the
parlor in which (ien. Hancock's body
fay aad take a farewell look at his
-dead rnnntenance. For neaily an
boar otlicerp. privates, servants and
messengers tiled by the cctlin. Many
n eye was filled with Ultra at the sol
emn siiedacle.
This morning Dr. Jeneway reported
that Mrs. Hancock had puoed rest
Iubs night, bnt seemed better at day
break. Her grief poems sJmoet toe
bnvy for her 10 bear.
Between 7 and 8 o'clock
Tin ivari or uoaoa
Jiew np in front of tbe general's man
sion. Then came tbe detachment of
300 soldiers from the several forts and
drew np behind them. In the mean
time the widow of Uen. Uancork, ac
companied by Mrs. L ent Uriffin and
Mrs. Honvler, entered the room in
which the hero lav and took a parting
look at lift ftes. Mrs. Hancock's grief
was I'itftnl. Hhe kissed her husband's
forehead, while the tear fell fait from
hiit vvtrllowing eyes. Then she sank
ipto chair and would fcnve fallen to
the lloor, had kindly hands not come
to her aHsistance. Thecollin lid aai
then put in its place and laurel
wreath, brought to this city by Col.
John II. Weeks (rom the Philadelphia
division of the ruili'iiry order of the
'1oynl lqion, was laid upon it. Biz
Mold ers, bearing a black cloth-covered
bier, rnrne into the room, and placing
tbe colli u upon it, bore the body out
of the house. The detachment of
troops drawn up outside then moved
down to the steamer Chester A. Ar
thur, which was to receive the party.
The mourners were: Lieut, and Mis.
irilbn, Mr. and Mrs. Merrimn, Mr.
and Mrs. Bouvier, Col. Unwell and
wife, and Mrs. W. F. Ludlow. Mrs.
Hancock, en the advice of ber friends,
did not leave borne. Mrs. Konrier
remained with her.
It was precisely il o'clock when the
first gi.n fired at Castle William
boomd ont over the bay, announcing
that the boat wm ready io leave her
dock. The body had been placed in the
abin, nar it sat the mournors and a
few officers, on the decks were gath
ered the cllicerg aad sMdiers. A mo
ment later the Chester A. Arthur
swung ont in! 1 the fctreara had steered
for the New York shore. The fog by
this time lifted suilicionlly to give
those on tnurd tbe steamer u view of
tbe harbor. The passage across win so
short that few vessels were met. At 9
o'clock tbe coffin, which bad tested
for a lew minutes at tbe barge oflice,
was lifted from the trestle by eight
soldiers, who carried it io the haarse
with lonr homei at'ached, which
stood in waiting on the plar.a. Tbe
four companies of the Fi th artillery,
under the command of Miij.U chard
II. Jackson, but preceded tue colli n
and were drawn p in line on the
street, while tbe pall-bearers stood
with uncovered brads ai the coffin
passed. All along Broadway and
Trinity rharoh to tbe barge ollice po
licemen were placed numbering about
HOO. At an early hour the people had
began to gather on the streets through
which trie procession would paa, but
the rain evidently had an eilect anj
the crowd grew eWly, while u I who
could find shelt?r sought such inclos
nres a, doorways and awnings might
were few and far het ween, coi sitting
chiefly of flag. Altera Ihg had bi-en
wrapped around the collin the trojps
broke into 11 rn hi 111 11 of companies and
prepared for tbe march to the church.
'1 he pall-bearers entered carriages and
fo.liwed tbe military. - A Huad of
police (l'irc.1 the wav. Alter tho
hearse came a bug liue of carriages
wita tbe" family a-ul fiienda and repre
sentatives from the New York cmii
niandery of the militarv orders of the
Loya. Legion; Society oi the Armv of
the Potomac; Niil r-heridan 1'oH 'No.
. M(j. Mfiner; (Jenrge Washington
1 osl, (-.en. Maitin T. MacMahoa ; Hire
Poet, Co;. Umlerdouk. and Wintield
Hott llanrock Post (jw-t organized),
en. Frnr, all under the command
of C.en. Lloyd Aspinwall. The crowd
liy thi nine had enormously in
creased, ami alone State street and up
Lroidw.iy the People Mood in places
even or eight deep. Manv held um
brellas, aid this added greatly to the
crush a toe multitude surged by with
the funeral com ge. Tbe route had
been changed in accordance with .1
nuggeK.on fioin Inspector Steers of
the Metropolitan Police, ami the fu
inertl p1WNd thio'igh the lower part of
bitsbali stree:, through N te ttreet.
passing to the west of the Howling
t.reec and then up Bmidwsv to the
church. It waj nearly io' o'f'ock
when the march t that point wai be
?un in the order above indicated,
there was no musir. and onlv the loo--fa
is of Ult pah. e ami militarv as they
fail upon the pavement biolce tue iin-
jimw.M- mieuee, tbough hum
croBbn.e wa;er came the dull
inir of the minute guns. It w
fisely 10 o'clock when
as pre-
by the carriats containing the pall
bearers, who fallowed the remains
into the Mred erfiuY-i
imiB. r. liayartl
of r-t ; (ien. Wm.' T.
' m- I. Sherman.
i'eut.-iien. I1
I'l'ip ISiieridan. Mui..
fen. a. M
VllOlicbl f:i,n VV 1J
. ,en- Ja!!1eH K- k. Urig.-tieu. A. H.
Terry, br:g..(,en. X. A. Miw Krig..
!-''.?, John Xwt0- Kris.-lien. O. K
V lllccx, Cieu. Francis Walker Mr T
W Uartehorn. Col. W. P. Wilion aud
MJ. 1 W. Miller. As early as 8
clock denee crowds had gathered in
the neighborhosM of Trinity church,
snd at t) o'clock almost every s -at in
the church eiceit those which had
' beer. s.-ecially reserved was occupied
The edshce bore no traces of mourn
ing save a white cress oa a black
border, which rested upon the pulpU
The various H oral gifu were tastefully
rianged at the altar, and the inter
tt.cee in the reading. desk were filled
ritb Bina'l floral designs. A number ,
of eminent civilians bet aa to throng
into the church alter 0 o'cle k, and
among tbem were Algernon 8- Sulli
van, Dr. W. C. McWiliiams ard hun
dreds of others. ,
Hhoit'y before 10 o'c'o kthe vwtry
dour opened and S-iton Broli
ernergrtd at tbe hoad of the procesaioa
of white-robed choriftirf, :ho
marched ro'emnlr to their seats with'
in the chancel. Following them rem
tbe Jtev. Artbnr Hill aud the Kv
Ankeiol of Trinity natish. The boom
ing of raniion and the bohron praling
of the church hells announced the
arrival of ihecoit gaat 10 o'dock,
end Sexton Brown, preceded the
Kav. Dr. Mors an Diz and the Kev. K
H. C. Uoodwin down the main aiale t
the front dear, where the casket end
pall-bearers were. The procession
moved a'ong slowly np the aisle of
the altar, the clergymen in funt of
the cahket, and immediately behind
tnem came Uen. ciheinian aad Secre
tary l htate Bavard. As they went
on their way t j the chancel the words
1 am the reenrrectioa and the life.
which came from fie minister's lips
were dielinctly beard throughout the
ftrtictnre. After the four gentlemen
above mentioned came eight stalwart
soldiers, bearing tbe magnificent cas
ket, and on either side of tbe "boys in
blue" martbed tbe other pall-bearers,
in the following order: Gen. P. Hberi
tan, Uen. W. It. Franklin. Uen. A. II.
Terry, Uen. Nelson A. Miles, Uen. W.
r. "liaidy" Hmttn.uen. John Newton.
Uen. Jaj. B Fry, Uen. J. M. Bchoheld,
(ten. O. It. Wilcox, Uen. Franris
Walker, Mr. J. M. Hartjhorn, Col. W.
Wilson and Mai. VV. D. W. Miller.
On the casket was an American flag,
and on top of this was Uen.
Hancock's sword in iti gold
scabbard, and his major-general's
chapeau. Fol'ewing the pall-bearers
came Lieut. Uriflin and his wife, who
wai areosed in deep mourning, and
who led her four year-old daughter by
the band. With them was little fins-
sell Hancock, the grandest! of the
dead hero. The casket wai depos'Ud
sn a catafalque in front of the altar.
and the pall-bearers were all allotted
the ArH two pews on either aide of the
main aisle. The choir then chanted,
"Lord, let me know my end," after
which the Kev. 1". H. C. Gosdwin of
Uoverner's Island read the lesson,
which wat taken from the First K pis
tie of the" Corinthians, twentieth verse.
The choir then sang ' Hock of Ages,"
and then grt'hered around the collin,
where "Droit's Burial Service" wai
rendered in an impressive manner.
The aathem, "I hrard a voice from
heaven," was sung by a quarU t. Tbe
Rev. Dr. Morgan Diz then read the
Ixird's Prayer, after which the funeral
preoeeeion re-formed, and tbe strains
of the ' Dead March in Saul," which
was feelingly played by Organist Mes
siter, marched down the aide to the
ma n entrance, where tho casket wui
once aaore placed in the hearse.
After tbe services eight uou-com-miaiioned
olllcers lifted the steel
caskets to their shoulders and re
placed it in the hearse. The funeral
cortege then returned in the same
oi'leraa before to the barge olli-e,
where the it vainer Odseo was in wait
ing to carry the funeral party to
Jersey City, where a special train was
in waiting to carry the party to Nor
riatown. Among those on the 0weo,
besides the family and persona!
friends, were Msj. Jackson, Fifth Ar
tillery, United States Army; Capt.
Beck, ffuited Stttes Army, and six
teen non -commissioned officers, com
priuing a guard o! honor; the pall
bearers and the following committee
from the Loyal Legion, Col. Van Hens
aelaer.MaJ. Evan Calofl", Lieut. Ford
haan Merris, Medioal Director Chas.
Martin, United States Navy; Samuel
B. LawrenceCapt. Samnel Traesdall
and 01. Ivan Baed, United SWtes
Army. Tiie Oseeo then started to
Jontey Oity, where the remains were ,
placed on board the funeral train. The
relativie, near friends and pall-bearers
occupied the rear car, while the for
ward car contained besides the re
mains the military escort. The two
intermediate cars contained the
division ollicers and friends. Promptly
atU:W) o'clock a.m. the train drew
out of the (t tion, the crowd, many of
whom were ladies, ttimling with rev
erently bowed heads. The police
regulations were perfect. There was
no confusion or delay.
Final Obne4dlra al Korrlntown.
Nobristown, Pa., February 13.
The Hancock obsequies in this city
will be of the most informal charac
ter, but il is safe to say that scarcely a
public organization in the city but
will he represented in the piui-ession
which will attend the body to the
cemetery, where it will be quietly de
posited In the vault beside tnat of hiu
beloved daughter, the only otlier oc
cupant ( that cheerless depository,
The city is thronged with people from
the surrounding country even at this
early hour. The only services at the
grave will be the artillery salute un
der the direction of Msj. Randolph,
whose guns arrived herettiis morning
from (ienniiutown. There ure four
csnnon, which were dragged through
the city to the cemtlary at 8 o'clock,
aud excited an immense amount of
attention f-om the streets, already
crowded. The guns were in charge of
a cnriioral and guard, no commissioned
ollicer accompanying there to this
city. Arrangements had been made
to have the F.pisropal funeral service
reul at the grave, but when instruc
tions from New York were received
late last night this part of, the pro
gramme wai abandoned, and there
w ill be absolutely bo religions rites at
the cemetery although all of the cler
gymen will attend the body to the
cemetery, but in an unollicial capac
ity. The weather giows brighter as
the hours wear on, and the gloom of
rain and fog have lifted, bnt the old
cemetery wears a spiritless and mel
anoholy aspect. From the little
hill beaide the vault the Schuyl
kill, swollen and angry, can
be seen rushinir down as if
to meet the coming of the dead sol
dier's cortege. The vault in which
the great captain's remains will find
their resting place is a plain (tone
structure, eight lett high, with a gable
roof of granite and a doorway seven
and a hall feet from the ground. There
is no inscription anywhere on the ex
terior and the vanlt itself is very plain
and rendered especially inconspicuous
irom me tact that it is built in the
faw of a small hill and tbe approach
to it is by means of a roadway which
descends several feet below the level
ff the gtneial 1 lane of the country.
Withiu the vault are six catacombs
seven foet from the doorway and ex
tending bnck eigbt feet upon a marble
cspping-etoue. Above theee catacombs
is tbe simple legend "Hancock." One
of them is closed, that one in which
reUi the body cf Uen. Hancock's
daughter, who died in March, 1875,
nd whose body remained in a receiv
ing vault until the Hancock vault was
built. The body of little Wintield
Scott Hancock, the grandson of the
Ueneral, is buried near the vault, as
are also the bodies of the father,
mother and numerous nephews. Uen.
Hancock's only son lies buried in a
Si. Louis graveyard. The four Han
cock lots, including the one in which
the vault is eiiua'ed, are cluttered
abont a plain granite monument four
teen ftet Ligb, upon which are in
scribed the canoes of those of the
family -who arfi tjoried about- TLw-
were no dtxoratiocs at the grave this
noruicg and the onlv trims of the
approaching bur ul was the presence
t l a guard dtt tiled from Z ok Fust c f
the (l aid Army and a solitary sexton
in charge of the vault nit. In the
rain of this morning nothing more
cheerless could be well imagined than
tbe Hancock tomb and its surround
ing. 1 he cemetery is just within the city
limits, about a mile and a ba'f from
the business cent sr. The town is rap
idly assuming mourning habilimeiu.
The court-house and the headquarters
cf the Jefferson Club is elaborat3ly
decorated, with a portrait of Hancock
heavily draped, aid the headquarters
of tbe Republican Invincibles is es
pecially noticeable. The route of the
procession through the city will pre
sent a solemn and somber appearance.
Preparations have been made to re
ceive the be Jy here at 2:30 o'clock,
aad all tbe carriages to bs bad in the
town have bten engaged by tbe recep
tion committee and the Lojal Legion.
Although the Lgion will attend the
funeral in a body it will net accom
pany the body to tbe grave in a for
mal way, aad will simply take the
same part in the affair as that which
will be taken by the general public,
which will escort the remains to the
cemetery promiscuously. Upon the
arrival of the body at the vault
it will be at once placed in
the catacomb. Tbe burial of the
body in this city is in
accordance with the many times ex
pressed wish el Uen. Hancock. Tbe
general's wife would have preferred
SU Louis, but when his father died
and the grandson was buried at Mont
gomery Cemetery the great soldier's
wtsn to be laid beside tnem was form
ally expressed. After that, however,
the idea of a vault suggested itself,
and instead of being laid below
ground at the side of his fither and
mother, he will rest with his daughter.
The' special train bearing the re
mains of Uen. Hancock arrived here
at 1:50 o'clock this afternoon. Tbe
ceremonies were carried out as pre
viously arranged, and the services at
the grave consisted simply of a salute
of thirteen guns, followed by three
salvos. The body win quietly placed
in tbe ca'uoorab by the pall-bearers,
alter wliicn tne mourners dispersed.
Tbe Election Troubles In Onlwajr-
Kloion nrinonxlrallon of the
Leleealer Striker.
London. February 13. It is rumored
that the government remains undecid
ed as to the advisability of prosecuting
the Socialist leaders, who ure deemed
rosponsible for the rioting which fol
lowed the Trafa'gar Square meeting
last Monduy. The better classes of
London have been thoroughly aroused
to the real needs of the unemDloved.
Of the '.'0,000 already subscribed dur
ing tne past three days for their relief,
nearly all has been contributed by
metropolitan merchants' and bankers.
The general public has scarcely given
anyth ing to the Mansion House fund
Tbe Rorlallst Klotera.
London, February 13. Police sum
mons have been issued, returnable
Wednesday next, against tbe Socialist
leaders, who are blamed for inciting
the riots on Monday.
The Ual way Trouble.
London, February 13. The A'ma
states that Mr. Tarnell at Ualway
threatened that if Mr. llealy and Mr.
Biggar did not permit him to have his
own way in giving the party nomina
tion to Capt. O'Shea instead of to Mr.
Lynch, the local choice, he would re
sign and retire from political life.
Commenting on this fact the .Xcvt
says that tbe Irish leader made it
. Itar that be meant just what he raid.
The paper adds: "But this game can
not be played t; often. This threat
is Mr. Parnell's last card and it may
some day bs trumped by acceptance
an oe lo'ioweu, it necessary, by res
ignation." Violent A 1 tuck on Ulmn.irrk'a
follkh Puller.
Yjenna, February 13. Herr Han
euer, a Ualecian Deputy in the Heich-
ratu, last evening made a violent at
tack upon Pr'nce Bismarck's expulsion
of the Poles from Prussia. The speech
win loudly applauded. Thii excited
Herr Menger,u Herman Deputy, who
arose and remarked npon the signifi
cance of tbe fa.t that Herr Hausuer,
who was accepted as the spokesman of
his party, which was conspicuous for
pretending to advocate an Auftro-Uer-muji
alliance, should receive a iplause
from that same party for publicly abus
ing tbe German Chancellor. Herr
Menger declared that he could not but
regard the occurrence as the inaugura
tion of a war a;ainst the Uerman side
ef tbe house.
atlouma Ntrikera.
London, February 13. The striking
boeiery operatives at Leicester resumed
their rioting at midnight. The mob
was very desperate and stubbornly re
fused to obey the police. However,
after considerable of a fight the police
were snccessful aad d Ispersed the mob
Drain of Talented Woman.
Cleveland, 0., February 13, Miss
Annie B. Irish, Ph. D., professor of
the Uerimtn language literature at
Wooster University, died last night,
aged twenty-eight years, of scarlet
fever. Miss Irish was the daughter of
the late Col. O. H. Irish, chief of be
Bureau of Printing and Kngraving
under Hayes's administration. While
in Washington Miss Irish was private
secretary to Secretary Schorr, and li
brarian o! the Depaittnent cf the In
terior. She was a tine linguist.
The Ilojeof I In Trim.
Palestine, Tax , February 13. The
Knights of Labor yesterday declared
a boycott, against the Howard Oi! Com
pany of this city, alleging; discrimina
tion against their organixation. The
mills have shut down. The trouble
urose over the discharge of an en
gineer. Another fane of Nmallpox t hi
rug: Chkaoo, I ix., February IS. An
other rase of smallpox win reported
at the health ollice to-day. The patient
is a colored woman, Delia Jones, wbo
resides at 2507 Butterlield street. The
source of exposure is unknown.
Railroad Disaster In Alabama.
Cuattanoooa.Tenn., February 13.
A dispatch to the Timr$ from Coaling,
Ala,, says the Alabama Urqat South
ern express was thrown from the track
lat-t night and thirteen persons in
jured, none seriously.
The Ridiculous Altitude of the Ken
ate Brgardinff the President's
WAfHiNOTiN, February lZTIfoute.
The Speaker laid before the Houee
the reply of the Postmaster-General in
response to the resolution calling for
information as to whether tbe eight
hour law is n iw applicable to letter
carriers. Referred. The Postmaster
General states that there is no depart
ment regulation prescribing the num
ber of hours during which letter-carriers
are required to work, and that
the eight hour law bas not been
deemed applicable to lstter-carribrs,
because they have not been regarded
as "laborers, workmen or mechanics."
The opinion that the law is not appli
cable to letter-carriers was, the Postmaster-General
ia informed, promul
gated from the depait men t before bis
incumbency of bis office, and no
change has been directed since.
Mr. Payson 111 , from tbe Commit
tee on Public Lands, reported a bill to
quiet, the titles on the Des Moints
river lands in Iowa. House calendar.
Mr. Geddea O , from the Commit
tee on War Claims, reported Back Mr.
Blanchard's resolution calling on tbe
Secretary of the Treasury for informa
tion as to the moneys and funds seized
or co'lected by Gens, tanks or Butler
while in the Department of the GulL
Mr. Bragg Wis. from the Commit
tee on MihUry A Hairs, reported a bill
providing for the location of a branch
soldiers' home west of the Rocky
mountains. Committee of tbe whole.
Advene reports wtre submitted
from tbe Committee on PoetofQoes and
Poetroads on bills to enable the people
to name their postmasters; to regulate
the naming of postolUces; t- facilitate
the delivery cf mail matter, and to
regulat3 the sub-lotting of mail con
tracts, and they were laid upon the
Mr. Campbell Penn. from tbe
Committee on Manufactures reported
a bill authorizing the appointment of
a committee to examine and test iion,
trtael and other building material.
Committee of tbe whola.
Mr. O'Neill Mo from the Commit
tee on Labor, reported a bill to pro
tect mechanics, laborers and servants
in tlieir wages. House calendar.
Mr. Gibson W. Va., from the Com
mittee on Kxpenditures in the De
partment of Justice, submitted a re-
Sort on the resolution relative to the
ell-I'an-Klectrio telephone contro
versy, and it was referred to the House
The pending business in the morn
ing hour wai the motion to table the
mo'iou to reconsider the vole by
which the House 03 Thnisday passed
the bill authorising national banks to
increase their capital stock and change
their location and names. The motion
to reconsider was tabled yeai, 115;
nays, 04.
Mr. Dunham III., on behalf of tbe
Committee on Commerce, called np
nod tbe House'passed a bill authoriz
ing the Mississippi Water Power and
Bcom Company of Brainerd, Minn., to
construct a dam across the Mississippi
Mr. Irion La., q,n behalf of the
same committee, called up the bill au
thorizing the several executive depart
ments to loin the New Orleans Expo
sition certain articles for exhibit,
Pdnding action the morning hour
expired and the House went into com
mittee of the whole (Mr. Springer
III. in the chair) on the FiizJofin
Porter bill.
Mr. Swinbnrne N. Y , who was en
titled to the door, being in ill health,
his remarks were read by tbe Clerk.
He favored the bill, aod expressed the
opinio a that the country owed Gen.
Porter gratitude instead of punish
ment. Mr. Hook Tenn. said that if the
measure were one praying pardon,
asking for amnesty, demanding that
fometbing should be done to piomote
that conciliation of which the country
had heard so mnch ; if it were a plan
for the purpose of removing some dis
qualification imp'oied for political con
siderations, it would have received bis
cordial, cheerlul and earnest support.
But be would vote against tbe pending
bill, because he believed it absolutely
destructive of the very fabric of the
government itself. Mr. Porter had
been charged with and convicted cf
the highest effense known to militiiry
law, and to pass this bill was to de
stroy the discipline o the whole
United Slates army. This was no is
sue of mercy and amnoety, but it was
a fair issue c f treachery oi the boldest,
blackest and moA infamous kind 011
the one band, and simple devotion
and simple obeilience to ofters on the
Mr. Wolford IKy. attacked wba' te
called tbe incounittencies of the oppo
nents of the bid. The President
could only pardon to a limited extent;
Congress had no power, they said.
Now where wai the power? They
(00k tbe absurd position that there
was no power to remedy. The inno
cent must suffer and niuet be blasted.
All the boattsd liberty, all the toaited
grandeur o! the power of the Ameri
can republic, was a sham. If they
contended that there was a fair con
struction of tbe constitution then it
ought to be amended.
Pending the conclusion of Mr.
Wolford's speech the committee roBe.
. On motion of Mr. Tucker Va. the
House bill authorizing the Ireaiurer
of the United States, in his discretion
and with the consent of the Secretary
cf the Treasury, to appointjone of bis
clerks to discbarge the duties of Treas
urer or Assistant Treasurer in the
event of the illmai or absence of either
of tboie officers, was taken up.
Rlallrnlona Altllade on Rerrrt Ken
ions Joe lllnrkbnra'a 1'ovlilon
he lhl One.
Special to the New York Hernld:
At the last caucus of .Democratic Sen
ators, held ten days ago, they resolved
"That we approve the views and ac
tion of the President, communicated
to the Senate through Attorney-General
Garland in his letter of January
2D, l HStt, and that we cordially support
the Executive therein."
The issue then was supposed to be
confined to the refusal to send t the
Senate in executive session the papers
on tile relating to causes of suspension.
During the discussion it bas become
known that the resolution offered by
Senat or Piatt of Connecticut, to con
sider nominations in open session, was
considered, and- as it had been re
ferred to the Committee on Rules,
the two Democratic members of
that committee would be culled
npon to vote on the proposed
change. The two Senators are Messrs.
HarrjfW 1 enneeeee, and Blackbnm of
Kenfuj. The latter announced that
he waaln favor of abolishing executive
sessions, and wanted all such basinets
transacted as openly at legislative mat
ters were now. Senator Harris was
opposed to thd Piatt resolution and
said he fcbonl J vote sgainst it. It was
then uutiifeet that tbe sentiment of
the Committee on lin es would be di
vided without regard to the rxlilictl
ptawof the question. Senator Black
burn, it is undent od, plainly t :d his
colleagues in caucus thi-t he should
vote for the PiaU n-scluMon.
Tbe joint was then made that tbe
action of the caucus did not ailirm
anything but an approval of the views
and action cf tb President iu with
holding 1 a pern called for by tbe Sen
ate in executive resFion. Senator
Iin k, it is caid, thought perhaps he
inigut favorably repojjd to a resolu
tion if the same papers were calltd for
in open session and it was proper to
except Seuttnr Bluckburn from the
conEtt nation the proposed resolution
would otherwise have. Other Sera-
tors objected and it was finally decided
that as a party mt a-ure t le two Demo
cratic SeLators on the Committee on
Kules thould vote against the Piatt
restlution. At tbe meeting of the
committee on Siturdaylast Senators
Harris and Blackburn obeyed their
instructions. As the latter had re
peatedly said he was in favor of the
(ulldtt and freest consideration of
nominations in open session, aad that,
with the exception of treaties, no ex
ecutive business choulj be had with
closed doore, Senator Blackburn's
vote against the resolution was a viry
great surprise to bis friends.
To-day your correspondent called
Senator Blackburn's attention to the
alleged discrepancy in his declared
opinion and his vote oa the resolu
tion, when be replied: "I say now
that, from cenviction and from expe
rience I am opposed uioit emphati
cally to the continuance of secret ses
sions with, one exception, and that
only when the open discussion of for
eign treaties would be unlalr to the
country with which negotiations are
pending. With that exception I am
in f ivor of no distinction whatever be
tween legislative and executive busi
ness, and untiammeJied i would so
vote. But since my party colli ajnee
have seen proper to make it a party
issue, in deference to their instructions
I voted against the resolution proposed
by Senator Piatt. I do not know what
will be the positioa of the President
in regard to the resolution of Senator
Dawe', involving the dt mand for pa ers
in tbe Indian iuspectoru'ca?e. Neither
am I piesumed to know for publio
or tven private information whet tbe
Democratic caucus did, if such action
involved inf .ruction obtained in ex
ecutive session. All I can say is that
to long ai my party colleagues agree
t keep the doors closed, as a caucus
measure, 1 am bound to respect it.
Otherwise my vote will be unques
tiora1 ly for open sessions."
A Common Cold
Is often the beginning of serious affec
tions of tho Throat, Bronchial Tubcn,
and Lungs. Therefore, the Importance of
rally unj effective treatment cannot be
ovrretiinntcd. Ayers Cherry Pectoral
may ulways be relied upon for tbe tecdy
euro of a Cold or Cough.
Lat January I was nttnrked with a
severe Cold, which, by neglect and fre
quent exposures, beeamu worse. Unnllv
settling on my lungs. A terrible cough
soon followed, accompanied bv pains in
I be chest, from which I suffered intensely.
After trying various remedies', without
obtaining relief, 1 commenced takini;
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, and was
Speedily Cured.
I nm satisfied that this remedy saved my
life Juo. Webster, l'awlneket, R. 1.
I contracted a Severn cold, whirl) sud
denlv developed into Pucimioiihi. present
ing 'dangerous and obstinate symptoms.
Jlv phvsielan nt ncc ordered the uc of
Aver's'Cherrv Pectoral. His instruction
were followed, uud tbe result win a rnphl
and permanent cure. II. K. Simpson,
Itoyers Prairie, Texas.
Two years fipoT suffered from A severe.
Cold which settled on my Lungs. 1 con
sulted various physicians, and tork the
medicines they prescribed, but received
onlv tem)Kirai"v relief. A friend Induced
me'to trv Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. After
taking two bottles of this medicine I whs
cured. Since then f have 'iv 11 Hie Pec
toral to luy children, and cuu.-iil. r it
The Best Remedy
for Colds, Coughs, anil all Throat and
j.un diseases, ever used in my family.
Itobert Vanderpool, .Meadville, 1'a,
Pome time ago I took a slight Cold,
which, being neglecte d, grew worse, and
rcltlcd on my lungs. 1 bud u backing;
cough; ami was very weak. Those wbo
knew inc. best considered my life to bo
in preat danger. 1 continued to Miffer
until I commenced using Aver' Cherry
Pectoral. Less than one bottle of this val
uable medicine. cured nie. and 1 feel that
I owe I lie preservation of my life to its
curative powers. Airs. Ann l.ockwood,
Akron, New York.
Ayer's Cherry rectum) i considered,
here', the one great rciiicdv for all diseases
of the throat and lung's, mid is more
in demand than anv other medicine of its
class. -J. F. KoberlH. Mugnnliu, Ark.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
rrrpaml y Vr. J. C. Ayer 11 Co., t.owrlt, Mm.
fold by Jirun'im. l'rlct tl; Iwttln,
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Swift's Specific
Is naturt'i own remedy, made from roota
gather' d from tbe forests of Oeori. The
method by which It ii mad. wm obtained by
a half-breed from the Creek Indinns who in
habited a certain fortion l Georgia, which
waa rommunieiteJ t. on. of tb. .arlya.t
tiers, and thus tb. formula bas been handed
down to the present day. Th. above eut rep
res.nts the method of manufacture twenty
years aio, by Mr. C. T. twilt, on. of th.
present proprietors. Th. demand baa been
aradually increasing, until a ilOO.000 lab
oratory is now neewary to supply th. trad.
A foreign demand hm been created, and en
larged facilities will be necessary to met it.
This great
Vegetable Blood Turi Iter
Cancer, Catarrh, Scrofula,
Eczema, Ulcers, Rheuma
tism and Blood Taint,
hereditary, or otherwise, w ithout th. use tr
Mercury or Pota.sa.
Books on "Contagious Blood Fouton" and
on "Blood aad Skin Distant," maiUdlfrM.
for sal. by all druggists.
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No. 39 Madison Street, Memphis, Tenn.
Board of JOlreotorsj.
C. C. GRAHAM, President Desoto Oil Co.
W. D. BKTUEb, Pres't State National Bank
W. F. TAYLtiR, of W. F. TmtI r A to.
RIB. BNOWDEJf, Director in B'k Commerce.
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on, Discount Paper, act as Trustee, Administrator, Executor or tiuardian, et.., Keoei-er
for Individuals, Corporations and LITIGANTS. Also, have a Hafe Deposit Vault, wbereitt
valuables f all kinds ar. to be sat.ly sent. Kavlugis etperlHlly aollelieO.
o-Business to oommeno. February 1. 1M6.
Cotton Factors and Wholesale Grocers
SOG-28 groat St., Memphis, Tenn.
Cotton Factors, Commission Merchants,
Ho. 11G Btontli Main St.. St. LonU
stewart, mm I CO.,
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BscceBwrs to PORTER, TAYLOR ft CO
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Liberal AdTauoen Jfatlc oa ConHlgnmentA,
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Litn , Cement, Plaster, Building and Fire Brick, Etc.
Cor. Front and Union, 1 Howard's Row, Memphis.
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tain ing 225 Liarge and Elegant Rooms.
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w. have a commodious Vnult for th. deposit el valuables, which is at the service of
our customers, t'rrr f t'liara;..
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Cotton Factors&Commission Tlerchants
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