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VOLUME I XXXIX
jnnmous, lINGRiiVINGS, 13»C.
fie Great AUCTION SALE a
which a $50.000 Stock of
[MIRRORS
H..M, nn HQt.l* WHKN (!ALI.IiI) FOR
Oil Paintings, Frames, 4c., wil
hp QlailirhtPrilfl P. COGGESHALi/
1)6 Olfflusmci m lasusu" 1
EXCUnSION TICKIXI.
TEXAS!
FLOEW!
KWORLEANS!
fThcao Excursion Tickets sold from ST.
LOUIS by •• IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.”
Tolesrn all about It, call upon or nddrass J 3.
A FORD. General Panaongor Agent, ST.
LOUIS, MO.
AUTISTIC TAII.OmnG.
TEN PER GENT
DISCOUNT
(d dl Cnrmcnlfl ordered of ns during February.
Spring; Styles Issued.
Standard the Highest.
WARD ELY & CO., Tailors,
Wabash-av. oor. Monroe-st.
CAUPCTS, Etc.
-.-REMOVE
WE SHALL OFFER
n • In CAUPETSI
mm iL WALL PAPER!
JJIU (To saro removing.)
CHICAGO CARPET CO.
PKOPOSALN.
rnOPOSALH FOR MILITARY HUPPJ.IEf*.
UrrorQuAnrsnunsTr.it's Office, >
No. nitouirard-at.. >
rim.Aon.ptiu. .lan. sw, 1870. S
SCALED PROPOSALS, lu triplicate, with a copy of
lUiidreitlietncnt attached, will bo received at this
iSm BOtlt noon. Wednesday, March 5, I*7o. for far
uMnjt Disunited States quartermaster’# Department
the following articles:
•dV?phlfc C {»iT- re<l Bl tlio uartunnM,er ' i Depot, at Phil
i Oap*. •ftlllery* I,MX) Dross Cops. Infantry:
«.IJ£P r S*ilSy? tampons. Infantry: MW Cap Crossed
Nines: eo.wo cap Loiters:
000 Trumpets with extra crooks:
jwimMencll I’latei, complete: mi.kxj yardso-4Sky
•’I 5111 ?;' »*«» yards 0-4 Hark-IRuo
fisasel( a.(XMcampaign flat*.
mscs«S l caf C * <iftlt,lC t i ,Mrt « rmMter '» Depot at San
Dress Cap Pomnons. In-
UiSHTf.t'Ki? Wiles: fw sets stencil Plates,
fOßdtte: ao,toj yards n-4 Sky-llltte Kersey, heavy
<“ , /i-^' , ''7i' r dso-4 Usrkllluo Flannel. * 1
<.«.£i , M,0 "? PUl, Jectio a fluid Inspection,and bid
fitfnV. e i?n 0 i rni . eJ , t,II, i a Dill compliance with specifl*
* nd [ bul no article Inferl
r..., will be accepted,
slibldt rernmeat rMervc * the right to reject any or
SrSJfJS MB? SpSrtSL
ruannnn th ,° Cout >0 III* extent of tlio cop.
ISKiaSSW pubUo ,erv,ce “ J ere.’ 1 -lte.
h n , r f to to«««d In tho States and
SSiS c . 0 ?* 1 win be received and In
*mAS.i t t* n .v anclgco * Cal,
iidiawhliflni 1 V,?!* ln . t,lelr proposals on what dote*
,n l»A D » nmi « ‘bcycau make deliveries ot tho
u OOI6 10 f ' ll ‘nl«h at tho Philadelphia or
•lons to h p J' * • Vor copies of printed Instruc
ts Fnr*wl amlo,, ! e r Information apply at this of
’’lTooMiiiiinV!,a n *f proposals to bo Imlorsca:
ta™SV or n2 nit . ar)f " and addressed lo tho
D ll 1,10 ‘iuartcrmastcr-Oennral.
HK-Hhft. Asalnsnt Quartermaster-General.
DEPARTMENT OF THU INTEIHOR,
Owci Ixdiam Arriinn.
?t»W
Duoul «?*?? Mlndoracd J'ropoial* for tVaxoni,
JJ ,i/Vr ««ao may be).addrc*i«d to the
tirbomu- n «f r v f *»■"«,AII*I ri, will bn received at No.
<»;.M«ch t,^ e ?U\ or i t m m. of Wcdnea*
'SSSSKHJfasi'sW!' ®.?" g 1,10 * o, ’ owlnif
.fisss
•«B KtSaaSSf‘inmi |n . the bcit manner and of
»tth coolier»i* ,, l bcr :. ,l " brenking-plowa, iu inch.
doniii* at l cl F nl,er * < l)0 *tlrrlng*plowa, »
»sf«! ia Cfauiro^^ 1 pl i U . w * 1 15 bUlHomtuu iiiawa, I
»ti; 8 »usri?,rt K , orranllt,n K P>owi; diuundanl mow*
'!n,,fi, a . llur#s • threshing maclilnci H
>«>to»-ctojSnaL^*^X!. l il ,? * .F. n(1 2WW post auger*;
W*M <u croto-ciil »aw*i aouhaml*
'ffi Wund* ,|IJ ox*yok a. heavy; ho, •
>I«IW hoeSVSnJ?h. , ®i , »?*V. wlre * wlvanlxedt IJ dnren
t>*'«« wagon bar*
Uaetapiotr h*f?is«* of w ,lcll to h « without breeching)!
*S%^ on *** tln * bridle, collar, hame*,
AiwK c fh. 4 h. d0 * en «»rueniora’ hammer*.
it* 11 *^ 611101 '® furn,l, ‘ may bo aeen
bldoVttVTMd^mf!. 1 . 1 !^ to furnish aam*
,J abfr, eie *,» «! k * V J,n,lin ufaeturcr• name.Mtr.
A, *otbe fuilowti!i 0 .. V ! c ’ c * Propoacd to be liirnlihcd.
F B ' Uo to be delivered at the
»*•! ' ABeudci, oa or before the lit of June, next,
l j7 , h^^. b ,“h l, / or ,>9 lie r entie lUTcr Agency,
{fwelei, Dikotaftnrf Hlduo omi ItoachuA
ttwhelfen for Omaha Agency.
[*h» old, and ihi U h.. t i?. ,)0 . be,t American atock. a
h^Ajribirfl 0 . fltl> quarter l»ur*
•■4 rfl or Je riey blood, between Ift and a yeara
fej? l sld t ?*P re J »ny op all bid*, or any
H’teaof aayorai? , ? c . r , c ? lo °r dlmlnlih thaquan*
“glut. ,or w * the article* named In the forego*
fStUM*check* fof ward with thelrhld* a
£• r Payable to the order of
JJ -lb* btretnafi**/ ,ln /* l ? n Affair*, ou i<mi« one
"Jailed National Hank*
“tlbtn ot ii.. I'cpoiUonca, for at least a ncr
tbttk #r drift 8 *. r .V M , amount of the bid, which
J h# wmmT , iiiifn rcU,rDed "P™ Ul ® «rcu.
*K"‘‘° 1 ,or ,b »'* Ub -
New virt a » n i e J , . Yorlt ‘ National Broad*
|‘ p |! ,•, l |pli'hla National Hank.
lUaV: riK 1011 !? 1 Hank. Cincinnati t Union
uiilej U0 J,.t ourl . u Notional Hank. tit.
Loufi. butc * A*il*uni*Trca*urara at
iSI r°*ir«a cVcint?« , /» ime ‘ ,lß *® , 7 ~pon «***»•
Wtih?*- I *' o bo numfA ? t,ld . caw °* »tock*caltle.
fop which a rcaaon*
&l“ r SIa 0 hV ri ‘lf o 4 . for wl ». »übiecl ‘o
““Itccepted, * tlovcrnment Impectora before
“j^; | K * IIAYT, Commluloner.
Office ofVu?chl ? V ll AUU v SUi*l* 111 US. '
No. h h^«‘ f is n ‘ 1 . V C|,ot Commlmry,
• «• 8 tail jyn»liinKion-*t., **
»«rtiJl Pr# W«*l*, In duni| 1 IH-. Feb. (L 1870.
I-S. •'ticiiLV i iV 0 ' w Hh a copy of ihliad*
f ell i JfpPfvvJ “Hill J o’clock
JuccV*i Ue r»rt!neni' i» for furiilthlug Die Buu
>» tl,u cii v V.V,:.w b i Ann >/ delivered at auch
Rteium 0 / L,c on «aii*nn.i?. ir r.t e . rL *')uircd. the follmt lug
k& ,l, »d bu« l "'Pmkedcfearildc*. to ho from
]? T "2«iis!!l "«&dflLd^Vu' lU b 0 inoruu * hl y cured
bS U, c \i«Vi' J,:, ' l ,n new . kuonlei.
. c cap In mull Mroug new
un ‘ ui,, * ; e'l elearildc*. thoroughly cured,
net“ hVcet I rmi*} 1 Jc ‘* <horou*fhly cured,
SfflW'Sr P*rtof the
iS?fj iv 7,i,« i£vin“^r's;Kr. J ord " re “' a
wl " b " *“• 10 a ' -
J‘i?ai ftß,, Suor«l* tl . ,U,>^ect ,0 ,htt uiuafcoadi'
or ff.lSi* a, } y . or *HI bid* I* rcierved.
| °° lf PUtatloQ ai will be fur*
—i l :. ll ' Ml ALL, Major and C. 8.
*TMu»lfn,r* t * l, 4uull, up lU March
iM. [^|^rcuj^?J‘ o “* maaenty, brldjluc. and
Caution 1 *» vf^l?. r 11 00 °f the CouiicliilluQa
' te. u '*r Wuyvtltc. >|o., to
” *** at the 000“** Prufllea, aud apcclflca*
i • H, \y, XJlffia, Jr., Prealdent. |
Wbt (jflfrteag# Paflg ©fiSwiw*
AM> OTHI It UIIIMIS AM It!HM;KHT«I».
UKNKKAL NOTICES.
NOTICE.
Our store will be closed
until half-past 9 o’clock
this morning-, to put our
stock in order.
f. A. SIMPSON & CO
113 & 115 State-st.
COAL.
A L. HATHAWAY
COAL,
3S MAMET-ST., COR. RANDOLPH.
1 North Markot-st.
207 Archer-av.
All orders by mall, or either
Telephone, will receive prompt
attention.
Liberal Discounts mado to the
city and country trade.
GKIIJUAN PEARS.
GERMAN PEARS
Just received, which we offer
wholesale and retail at
low price.
O- UZErVUSTEL
no & 11a mapison-st.
REAL ESTATE.
Valuable Chicago Real Estate.
Sale of Fidelity Savings Bank, Safo
Depository, and Hooloy’a Theatre.
«Ili I s™l V J I,os lUTILniNO-Foiir .lorl'.,
f . o .i u . fr ? n J; pro-proof. elegantly flnlihcd, with Furul
mre and Fixtures—Lot 4n*7o feet.
THE FIDELITY BAFK DEPOSITORY-Tonr stories!
fraU? gJO'proof hulIdI«B-l.ot 3mtlßo feet: con
rented ,Co ° * ro Dur « ,ar l‘roof Ssfes, 0501113,000
nJSfcffi'“ ll , "“" 1 <or
,) ».MKiP PO S crI, J w,u be ,oM separately snd for
1 n“ c lur, ‘ on A|>rll |.t,
Tt.nk’v,?. 1 m.. at tlio front door of tho
Jiank, Nos. 147 and M 7 Rnndolph-st., Chlcaao. Ado
mil of ten per cent will be icijulrcd at time of inlu.
Ro 2,‘,''9lonud attract will he furnlilicd to nurclias
rr‘ n,» u > -*n Cl . , ?.' ,, T rov . al °f ,llo Superior Court
f.,.,h^i C £ ( iVi nty .’ D‘‘ta Issutrd at time of sale. For
further particulars, and descriptive circular apply tu
..V’ A. TURPIN, Receiver.
I IKON CASTINGS.
FINE IROS CASTINGS
A SPECIALTY,
BY
raw® BRASS lira. CD..
99 to 109 OHIO-ST.
UUSIIVIiSS CARDS*
ASSAYS.
GOLD and SILVER Orrs and liulliop carefully and
accurately ArfsAM.IL Uold and fillver HOUOIIT?
llf n 6 “wiiUlr 1 , flni J . Go i4. anJ Silver for sale.
Hfth-av., Chicago.
OCEAN STKAAIHIIIPS.
STATE EI.Ve
To Glutow. Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Londonderry,
from l*lrr4J N, It., footof Canal-at., N. V. 7
si ATK OP OKOttOiA Thursday. Feb is
btatk «p pKN\N6vi,VANi.\...::;Tburri«y. pli.:i»
First Cabin, sea to S7o,aci'uriliDg lo accommodation,
lleliirn tickets. |um lo 9l.‘<i. HocoadCabin. S(0: re
turn licked, S7.v bteeraue at lowest rate*.
AUSTIN BALDWIN & CO.. Agents.
Ti llro&dwsv. N. V.
JAMES WARIIACK, (icnursl Western Manager,
l-i W'aslilngtou-si., Chicago.
North German Lloyd.
The steamers of Hits Compauy.wlll sail every Natur
day from Bremen Pier, fool of Thlril.sl., Ilobokea.
{.ate* oflMsage—l roin Now Vork to Southampton,
London, Havre, and Ureraea. lint cabin. Sluu: second
cabin, sou; siceroae.lau. btccroge tickets mail points
In (bo South of hnalamj. Sjo. Fur freight aud passage
apply to OKLIUCHb A CO.. a Uowllug Orcon. N. f.
LEGAL.
ASSIGNEE’S NOTICE.
The creditors of Marcus Kronberg. of Chicago. Cook
Comity. Ultimo, are hereby noiined that he, on iho
I IIU day of January, l*7.i. assigned to me all >l* prop
criy. real and iHiraonal. la trust for the oer.eflt of hi*
creditors, amt Dial limy are rcnulrcd to present (heir
asx&hffs.s, r . “ m,m,, ' ou w "• w,ii ““
Chicago, Jan. u, into.
HIiADFOUD HANCOCK. Assignee.
_ , . i.'UJ Lsasllc-si., Chicago.
__Tcatiey.d; Flower. Attorneys. * *
SCALES,
Cl’nlnUAltKO 1
• bi'AKti.WlO
SCALES
OO.
jpP’ggpW 111 A 113 Lake St., Chicago,
,y__ . DecarefultobuyonlyUieGcoiUne,
ci antupoui si.*
Bil in W\tewi w‘ass&a:
UUlllw&wha^
FRIDAY. FEIIRUARY 21. 187!) TWELVE PAGES,
WASHINGTON.
John Roach’s Subsidy Job
Finally Rushed Through
the Senate.
Many Senators Decline to
Vote Upon the Main
Question.
The Great Contractor Ilcdgci
About by Several Unwel
come Provisos.
Which Will Materially Reduce the
Divisible Margin of flia
Bonanza,
The House Democrats Refrain from
Renewing Their Political
Fight.
And Proceed to Vote In n Florida
Man Who Was Not
Fleeted.
Speeches Made at the Eecoption ol
Senator-Elect John A.
Logan.
Printer Donees Gets After Repre
scnlatlre Flnl with a
Sharp Slick.
Marshal Wharton's Storjf Bc
foro the Potter
Committee.
IN THE SENATE.
' tub sunaior fiout.
Special Dlxpatch to The Tribune.
Wasainoton, D. C., Feb. 20.—Tlic Postal
Appropriation bill was again under
consideration by the Senate tills alter
noon, and would have been speedily disposed of
bad it not been for John Reach's Brazilian
steamship subsidy clause, which had been
added ns an amendment, Us friends not daring
to risk it as an' Indeoendent proposition. Tills
incensed the opposition of the subsidy, who
managed by parliamentary strategy to prevent
a decisive vote, on the question, although the
friends of the subsidy bad a dear working
majority of aevcu, with Senator Blaine
as their principal spokesman. The
means adopted by the minority to
postpone action‘was this: A Senator would
offer an amendment reducing the price to be
paid or changing the porta of departure, and
speak in favor of it. This would
riiOVOKB A REPLY
in opposition to the amendment from some
friend of the subsidy, and perhaps a general de
bate would ensue. When an Lour or more bad
thus been consumed, n vole would be taken ou
the amendment, and It would be defeated.
Immediately another Senator imposed to the
subsidy would Introduce another resolution to
bo talked about and voted down, and so hour
after hour was fruitlessly consumed. One of
these amendments, introduced by Senator
Whyte, o! Maryland, was to make Baltimore un
alternate terminus with New York; yet the
Senator very frankly admitted when questioned
that, even should this amendment bo adopted,
ho should rote against the subsidy mid the bill.
TUB MOST NOTICEABLE Sl'EßCll
of the afternoon was by Ben Hill, who repre
sented the cotton midothermanufacturersof the
South as prosperous, and wauled an outlet for
them. If a line of steamers between New Or
leans and Klo could bo obtained by subsidies,
which would also have to be given to a lino be
tween New York and Bio, why he would gladly
vote to subsidize both lines.
Senotor Wudlulffb was prominent among the
opponents of the bill, as were Howe, of Wiscon
sin, Beck, of Kentucky, Dailey, of Tennessee,
Bayard and Saulsbury, of Delaware, and Ogles
by, of Illinois. Meanwhile a number of Senators
who had accepted Invitations to dinner-parties
began to get pairs, cjpeclally those who had
been Invited by Secretary Evarts to his house
to meet Uoldwltt Smith. As the Senators
gradually left,
TUB VOTES GREW HMALLBK
In number, and by half-past 0 there was no
quorum voting, several Senators present being
paired and consequently unable to vote. There
was a deal of talk, mid finally at ten minutes
after 7 the Sergcanl-at-Arms was directed to
request tlio'attendance of absent Senators. All
business was temporarily susnended for an hour,
during which time some of the remaining Sen
ators went down into the restaurant to dine,
while others lit their cigars and formed small
groups and indulged In story-telling.
at 8 o'clock
the absentees began to make their appearance,
wearing their dress suits and while cravats, and
evidently nut over-happy at having been sum
mooed from half-finished dinners. At a quarter
past 8 a test vote to adjourn showed that forty
two. Senators were present, and the considera
tion of tbo subsidy question was resumed.
Morgan, of Alabama, who Is opposed to the bill,
spoke at some length, mid In his remarks al- '
luded to the subsidy as a Job. This brought up !
Withers, of Virginia, mid Basils, of Louisiana, I
who are ■
ADVOCATES OP TRP, MEASURE 1
which elves Norfolk uiul New Orleans steam
communications with Rio Jnniero, and they re
pelled the accusation. At 10 o’clock Oglesby
roso mul said that bo bad been In his scat
eleven hours, and was so tired that he asked to
bo excused. lie .was not paired, and’ Iho oppo
nents of the bill refused to excuse him.
In the debate two amendments very objec
tionable to John Roach were adopted. Mr.
Kustls, of Louisiana, offered the most Important
amendment, Uie purport of which was that the
existence of cither of the proposed lines shonld
depend solely upon the continuance of both.
Air. Kustls frankly announced that he and the
other Southern Senators who were advocating
the bill desired lo circumscribe the blit with such
safeguards as would secure the operation of the
New Orleans Hue. The phraseology of the bill
was
SOMEWHAT AUUIOUOUS
on this point, and It wss possible that while the
New York Hue might be running regularly, the
contractor for. the New Orleans lino might
abandon his contract, und thus thu South would
reap no benefits from the passage of the blit.
Mr. Eustls admitted that be regarded the pro
posed subsidized lines as one enterprise, and bo
expected that thu contract would be awarded to
ouo parly. Tho Southern Senators appeared so
determined upon this point that Air. Ulaluo and
the other managers of thu subsidy came to tba
conclusion that unless they yielded to the de
mands of thu Southerners
TUB UILL WOULD 08 LOST.
Therefore, rather than sacrifice the scheme, they
supported Mr. Eustis’ amendment, which was
carried,—ayes, 85; nays, 15.
This action will virtually compel Mr. Roach to
contract for both lines, and for a time, at least.
lie must sink In the New Orleans Hue all (he
profits of the New York line.
Another heavy blow administered to Mr.
Roach was the adoption of an amendment
offered by Mr. Kernan. specifying
that the payment should he made
according to nantleal miles. ami
not according to statute miles. The hill vrrv
cunningly omitted to dcsiguite the kind of
miles Intended, and loft the matter open to
controversy. By Mr. Kcrnon’s amendment,
however, all future disputes concerning this
Point are avoided, mid Mr. Road) Is deprived of
even the pretext lo claim payment according to
Itie number of statute miles truveised, which
would Involve an expenditure of one-slxlli more
than he would he entitled to receive.
After disposing of the subsidy question an
attempt was made to rush through
1118 CLASSIFICATION OP MAI I. MATTER PKO4CCT
without reading. It was truly said It was re
ceived with almost universal approval hyihe
public, and bud been eo thoroughly discussed’
both in and out of Congress, that .Senators knew
all Its provisions. An objection was made, how
ever. and the Clerk commenced reading ihe
amendment, a printed document of twentw
three pages. 3
After 10 o’cloeK, little was accomplished, ex
cept to vote down amendment. Senators re
tnrneu from their evening entertainments, and
sat about the Chamber storv-iclllng. Klnallv,
at 12:30 a. in., the lust vote was taken, and the
great subsidy light war ended. The Roach men
had triumphed hy a vote of 23 ayes to 17 nav«,—
just exactly a quorum. To secure this quorum
one or two Senators felt themselves at liberty to
break their pairs. The Eufitls and the Kernan
amendments were the onlvones that were not
voted down, and they tend to make the hill of
much less value to John Roach.
TUB ARMY 1111.1,.
In the Array Appropriation bill, as reported
to the Senate, all that portion of the House bill
which provides for the reorganization of the
army Is stricken out, except the two sections
which authorize the Secretary of War to codify
and publish the regulations. The proviso that
no allowance shall be made for quarters, which
fixes the rate of commutation at sll per month
In lieu of $lO, Is stricken out. The Iterator
mileage Is Increased fL’O.OOO. The aggregate
appropriation for the Fay Department is In
creased $ US,OOO.
IN TUB HOUSE,
rLOIIIDA BMSCTION CASE.
Special JHtpnlcfi to The Tribune.
Washington, D. C., Feb. SO.—The lioutc did
another partisan act to-day by seating Flu ley lo
the scat that belongs to Rlsbcc, of Florida.
The stake In the matter for Finley was some
SIO,OOO, which the Democrats will pay him out
of the Contingent Fund, that being
the salary for sthe full Congress, with
mileage and costs, and the taking
of certain testimony, Mr. Finley will have
some ten days to serve this handsome com
pensation. The law andjfacls in the case were
clearly In favor of the Republican, IJlsbco, and
there were three. Democrats—Carter Harrison,
Ward of New York, and Turney of Pennsyl
vania—who had the courage to vote with the
Republicans, and thus obey the conviction which
doubtless was held by a considerable number of
the Democracy,
HESITATING.
The fact that the Appropriations Committee
made no serious attempt to tuae up the Legis
lative Appropriation bill, has given rise lo much
speculation os to the Intention of the Demo
crats. Some think that they are not certain of
a quorum, ami wish to bo sure of that before
they begin the long fight upon the political
amendments. The attitude of the Republicans
seems to bo that they will compel IheDemocrncy
to assume the entire responsibility for the repeal
of these laws to prevent frauds at elections.
No Republican shall In any wav aid to accom
plish this, but the Democrats will have to do it
with their owu quorum and their own voles.
This means that the Republicans
WILL HEFUaa
nm! compel the Democrat "to"be In attendance.
A recast ol the roll to-day snows that the
Democrats haae a total vole of 153,
of which 147 is a quorum. Of these
Hinton, Walsh, Alcr Stenhens, mid Randal
Gibson are sick, while Alex Stephens, Gov.
fiwnnu, of Maryland, and Fleming ore too old
and feeble to endure the filibustering contests
of an all-night session. Should the Republicans
adhere to their determination, therefore, the
Democrats will find It very dlfllcult to maintain
a quorum from their own members.
thu rnosi'KCT.
Atkins, Chairman of the House Appropriations
Committee, on being asked as to the prospects
of an extra session, soys that h« considers It In
evitable now. ns the dilatory action of sumo of
the Democrats bad made Inm Innlircrent to the
fate of the appropriation bills. Ho added Uml
he could no more tell what the action of his
party would be than he could state what would
occur lu Ivamscuutka to-morrow.
DICFHUKS.
in TALKS PLAINLY TOItEPHBSBNTATIVE FINLEY.
/•pedal Dltptitcft to Th* Tribune.
Washington, D. C., FeU. 20.—Public Printer
Defrccs has written an open letter to Ucprcscn
latlvo Finley in reply to the charges lately made
by letter against the management of the nubile
printing. After reciting these, Defrccs says:
Thb charges above made nro lies, and, assuming
yon to have sense enough to understand the testl
monr taken before your Committee, yon knew
them to be lies when you authorised tholr publica
tion. They had been repudiated by tho Commit
teo on Pui lie lixpendlltires, a majority of whom
are gentlemen of character of your own political
faith, tun will please observe that ] uso tnu word
lies as (he most appropriate Imho Kngliah lan
guage for the present occasion.
The following extracts from the rest of tho
loiter show
ITS OBNRiIAL CIIAIUCTBH
fho Government has. at great expense, built no
a publishing house of gredier capacity than any
other in thu world, where work Is executed In a
style unsurpassed and with a promptness unpar
alleled, The cost of the work dono here Is thu
con of tho material consumed ana payot persons
employed, who receM only fair living wages. A
book of moro than 1.000 octavo long primer paces
can be got oat in less than fortv-etght hours.
Iho JleeorU of this morning, making otciitv
ctent pages, which would make a nook or ”7:t
octavo pages in long primer, was got out In less
tliun tnulvu hours, and many of tho proofs had to
ho sect out to members during the night for cor
rection.
\ our assertion that the system of bookkefnine in
nil" otllce cannot bo mulcrunod It ilnnhiless (me
bo far ns you arc concerned, us it could not be ex
peered that your limited knowledge of tlmt science
acimlrcd in adilln;'uu clmlk'inurkß on Ilia reverse
Mldu of lho dour of a wlnsky-rlioo, would onaoto
you to comprehend it.
Take tlioadvlcoof atiu who has a proper auiirccla*
(ion of your capacity, coniine your luluro labors In
Uiu poilifojjifmd of deceases before JuHticesof
tlie Peace ol outside townships. You know noth-
Ini; about prlntln/ mid binding, and when a tnnn
attempts loappakonu ■nbjectof which be uas
Ignorant at a llutleutot in- fa euro to accomplish
the feat of Dogberry in writing bimaelf down a« an
unmitigated u«a.
Til 15 TJCLKGUAI»n,
ACTION OP TUI COMMITTEES.
Aprr/oI flltpaten to The TrUune,
Washington, U. C>, Fob. 10.-Tho Western
Union Telegraph Company, which haa been eu
gaged lor moru than a week in an aggressive
tight against the Jones hill, authorizing railroad
companies owning telegraph Hues to-transact a
commercial business over them for the
public, unit Indirectly to defeat the
liutlcr amendment lo the Army bill,
width accomplishes substantially the samu
tiling, has succeeded before one Committee to*
day, ami been defeated, temporarily at least,
before the other. The Committee oil Railroads
has reported In favor of the appointment of a
Commission to sltduriuz the recess of Congress
mid report Us conclusions on all subjects dis
cussed bv the Committee to the President, who
Iu turn ts to trunsmit the document to Congress
at the beginning of the next session. If this
report should bo adopted, it would leave the
telegraph business practically
IN ITS PRESENT CONDITION
for the next month, at least, and the Western
Union Company would besides bare the chance
of defeating the whole scheme even If It should
be reported favorably on next winter, in secur
ing this report the Western Union Company
have gained a point.
On the other bond the Appropriations Com-
mlltea of the Senate In reporting the Army hill
to day recommended that everything Incorpo
rated Into It hy the House of Representatives
which Is not In the nature of an appropriation
to carry out existing laws ho stricken out except
the Butler telegraph amendment. This action
Is subject to further revision by the Committee
before the hill Is taken up hv the Senate for
action, fills amendment accomplishes all, or
nearly all, that Is conteinolaled hy the dories
hill, and whether It Is agreed to hy the Senate
or not was so strongly snuporlcd by the House
that the latter body would probably Insist upon
It In conference with the Committee with great
earnestness. To a dispassionate observer It
looks as though the railroad companies nave a
little the best chance of success in this contra*
Versy,
LOGAN.
IIIS AfUUVAI. AND KBCBPTIOB.
Rnfdat Dtinatcft la The Tribune.
Washington. J). C., Feb. 20.—Senator-elect
Logan arrived hero this evening, am) was re
ceived at the depot bv a committee of citizens
am) a militia company. There was a salute fired.
Ocn. Logan was escorted to hfs hold by a pro
cession, which moved In the following orders
Mounted police, -Marine Band, Chief Marshal
mid staff, Illinoisans, the Jlou. John A. Logan
nmt Reception Committee, Veteran Club,
Soldiers' mill Sailors’ Organization, bund,
Southern Republicans, civic societies. A. re
ception committee of Senators mid Repre
sentatives had been selected, but both Houses
of Congress were In session, which was
SUFFICIENT OItOUNU Foil THKIIt AHSENCB.
Ihe Illinois delegation In Congress has made
arrangements to call upon Gen. Logan 10-mor
low at tils hotel, but the delegation as such was
not at the reception to-nigbi. Some of them,
however, were there In their Individual capacity.
Senator Oglc&by was at his duties In the Senate.
Arriving at the hotel, Gen. l.oean wss Intro
duced, as Matt Carpenter had been, by ex-Publlc
PHntcr A. M. Clapp, editor of the AaUonol /*.
jmhlicau. Mr. Clapo, In hit speech, welcomed
Logan back to the city, and thought the country
would especially be gratified because be was a
stalwart. The only allusion to Grant was the
fact that he had taken charge of the Potomac !
Army as a carpet-bagger, mid had moved South. I
which circumstances were perhaps a reason to 1
explain why the South ulsltkcs earnct-bagger* I
OBN. LOGAN,
on being presented, made a speech some half
an hour in length, which was received with
much enthusiasm. He said. In substance, he
considered the manifestations of confidence In
the public acts of the man os Involving a tribute
of respect to the private citizen, and In this
double capacity ho returned as one who has
learned by rough experience how beset with dif
ficulties Is the path which leads up to an assured
position of recognized usefulness. He renewed
the vow which be made upon his first entrance
to public life, which was* “To devote myself
to the great Interests of the people, and look
by my nest reward In the simple knowledge
that I hud been true to those Interests, and Imd
done something towards promoting them.”
Gen. Logan referred to his Democratic an
tecedents, and declared that his early political
belief was an Inheritance from his political
parentage, which ho accepted os the pupil chose
thomaxlmsol his teacher. He had progressed
since those days, although taunted now by his
adversaries with
TIMS EARLY RECORD.
Ho said, to be a representative lu the National
Senate of a commonwealth at this time only
third ns regards population and wealth, Id a
nation admitted in advance of any other, to
assist in making laws for a people enllgntencd,
wise, and virtuous, is certainly an honor of which
any man may be proud. “ To the fellow citizens
of ray own state 1 am profoundly grntlllet
for the mark of conlhlencc and esteem signal
ked by my re-election to the responsible post
tlon 1 have heretofore held.”
In conclusion Gen. i.oirun said:
1 HPe-jtmnyof my Illltioi* friends hero lo*nlcht
ycullcmeii wqo lute loin; ueen Intimately connect’
*•« with me in the clfort u» advance the bent inter.
"t« of our Slate mm Nation. 1 wish to euy thai
rhllc wc are determined lu know no acctloiia) til
j-loiin in Hits i;roai country, unr people are erui
rady to lay their llm upon thu altar of national
tutor, tinny, and equality, to
CONTHIIIUTB MILLIONS,
If necil be, to »nvc the lives of pcsillcncc-strlcke*.
cltlr.enn ut other Kates. I see here represented
alao various wormy representatives of Janor.
All loaltlmuto interests should he fostered
am luoor. wiitcU la the rock upon
which is built our national wealth,
ami power, should be protected iu all the wants
which bolonuto it, mid derated to a reco-miaed
position of honor and alirnlty. Wo nro a nation of
laborers,u community of traders. We should have
no Class interests mimical to the ponvral cooa in
this free country. Util, reccnintaimr our national
dependence, wo should earnestly endeavor to ad*
vanco (ho interests of each and every member of
our notional family.
To you, my friends, the soldiers and sailors of
onr country, wno have -stood in the deadly tiroacti
and faced the iron hall of treason. I must say a tew
words In conclusion. Wo need no Introduction.
>\ o have been comrades in arms. We have shared
and faced dangers together lu dufunso of our
country. Anasolalcrl never old a worlhr act
tint my fellow-so Idl era did nut unsoldshly apulsud
there are no politicians amoncyou.
iionuu and MBiirr
arc the standards by which vou Judge roar fellows
and (he humblest private who ever stood up in da'
fence of his country's cause Is the peer ul the
wisest statesman. lam proud to have been one
of you, oml to have received this recognition at
your bunds.
Comrades, I greet you with all the entbnslasm
of a fellow-soldier. lint, my friends, my remarks
have grown to a greater length than they should.
1 must bn-deti, Wo arc oiuwlng along over the sea
of progress. It would bo strange Indeed it there
wen- m> rocks to avoid, noshallows to evade. Grave
1-h.os will ho before the country. Wo must
ity to Ana their Pest solution. 1 despise the nar.
low Idea of location. 1 know no boundary hues
except those beyond which the title of American
cltt/.eii ts lost. I will go ns fur as any nun can
go to accomplish unity and fiutermty among the
prople of the .state; bull will not conscnltoihe
crucifying of thu national life upon the stunted
tree of sinlo sovereignty.
My friends, wo now sea our country again be
ginning lu march m the road to prosperity. There
are curium (nines wo should all stand by and Insist
upon: First, that specie resumption
MUST HE MAINTAINED.
Honeat money alike for the poor and the rich.
Second, that proviaion should be made to forever
bar claims acamst the Government of any and ail
persons not poalllvvly and openly favorlmt the
Union, for damages, supplies taken, etc., during
the itebelHon. 'third, that every cltizeu owes to
hla Government his lest etiorla for iu protection
and preservation against foreign and domestic
enemies, and tlmt the Goverument la bound to
give such protection aa it can to It* citizens on land
and sea. at home and abroad. And when political
rights are guaranteed under our Canautiitlon there
should be no distinction made, thoae guaranteed
to one being aa sacred ns those guaranteed to
another, between white or black, rich
or poor. In Illinois or in South Carolina,
and where the authorities or a Slate
are powerless, or when they refato lo protect dll
or communities apalnst armed mob« while
attempting to exerciso such political rights as have
been grained thorn, it ta the duty of the Govern*
mcatto use such power aa it possesses lo protect
the citizens in too exercise of auch nshts.
Tnusu propositions I propose to aland by, come
what will. Again, my friends, 1 thunk you, one
and all, for lids Haltering demonstration, end 1
assure you that it is responded to by my heart of
hearts with one regret, which is that the full
depths of my appreciation cannot dad wore elo*
guent utterance.
WIIAUTON.
THE LOUISIANA UNITED HTATKU MARSHAL UB-
FOHB TUB rOTTBit COUHITTBB.
Washington, I). C., Kcb. iiO.—Thu Potter
Committee to-day examined United Slates Mar*
sbal Wharton, of Louisiana.
Wharton said he was a Ilupubllcan, and bud
been a supporter of the Packard Government.
During Uiu time the Returning Hoard of 1670
was sitting he was Iu New Orleans, but he never
attended any of their sessions. There was o
great deal of scandal at the time about public
men, and be heard among other things that
Wells was trying lo make money out of tits po*
rltion. “It Is uol my charge, ll said Wharton,
lo explanation. “ The charge was that the
Democrats hod men down there, with money,
and they were making an offer to buy, and It
was believed that If matters could be arranged
Qov. Wells was ready to treat."
Wharton continued i Maddox told me he was
satisfied Wells intended to sell out the result of
the election to the Democrats; that he enjoyed
a good deal of Wells’ conlldcnco; ami that Qov.
Wells was Inclined lo make him negotiator. Ho
thought he had better encourage (heconfidence,
he said, so that he would be In an attitude, Just
about the lime It would culminate In an actual
trade, to post us (the Republicans) so that we
COUI.P niIEAK IT UP
and prevent any consummation of It. Witness
did not know of any financial arrangement
being made with Wells.
Q.-Here Is a letter dated New Orleans, Dec.
3.18Tt», and published in the Chicago Jnler-Oceau.
Did you write (hat f
A.—l do not know. If I did It wos in the
belief that Maddox would be able to carry the
thing to a point and give us Information about
Q.—Thls letter says: “I think you had bet
ter advise them to abandon all hopes of gelling
anything from us, and advise htm to make or
authorise you to make a distinct proposition to
the other Ridel”
that Is, J wanted him to bring the
mtiltor to a focus. I was ntrald the matter
might drift into other h imls, ami that
A TRADE MIOHT 118 MADS
and we not know U. 1 wanted Maddox to go
on «o that he might know the amount to be
paid; that so much money was paid hero and so
much there, mid no on, and so be enabled to
break up the trade.
Subsequent lo your talk with Maddox
about Gov. W ells did you go to blm with Pack
ard f
A.—Yes.
Q.—What did he say then I
A.—He said he believed that If the State Ad
ministration would give Gov. Welts what was
regarded os It* biggest offer, that Wells would
he satisfied.
Q.—. Maddox claimed to represent W«lk, did
be!
A.—Not exactly representing Wells. but prob
ably as acting as a Kind of go-bclwocnaml keep
ing un well posted.
...Q*—Go-between! You mean Packard and
Wellsi
A.—Well, I don’t know. All through we re
garded Maddox’s action from the purest mo
tive*, and os a strong Republican, and as being
as much Interested lu preventing anything oi
lids kind as anybody.
S^’ooot** 11,0 W ®** B would be satisfied with
A.—l don’t remember. Very possibly hodld.
A I.KTTBH
was here road from Jewett, former Sccrctarv of
tin: Republican Campaign Committee of Louisi
ana, to .Senator Kellogg, in which he savs that.
Louisiana politics must be run after his fashion,
uml that unless Richardson gels a position, anil
unless Pit kin latitude -Marshal, uml his other
friends taken care of In a manner entirely satis
factory to him, he (Kellogg) must lake the con
sequences.
'i he Committee adjourned until to-morrow
morning, when Wharton's ero>s-cxamlnatlim
will be commenced bv Gen. Butler.
THE AXTI-CHINESE lULE.
A REPORT THAT CHIN TA JIN SBCRETI.T UKGBI
ITS PASSAGE.
Pupate* to ytte York Time*.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 17.—Mr. Brlsbln
Walker, editor of the Republic, of this city, who
was formerly In the Chinese military service at
rckluand Tieu-Tslo, having accompanied Hoes
Browne to China under appointment from .Min
ister Burlingame, informed the Times corre
spondent that ho believed the Chinese bill,
which passed the Semite on Saturday, was In
accord with the desires of the Pekin Govern
ment, and that within a few days he had heard
from competent authority that the Chinese
Minister in tills city had been privately employ
ing agents to urge tta passage. '
This Is the reverse of tlie commonly-accepted
Idea with reference to the feeling he Chi
nese Eiiibasuy, the public generally believing
that the Cuhiese Government la anxious to pro
mote the Interest* of its subject* resident in
this country. But Mr. Walker, who, during a
portion of his residence at Pekin, was the truest
of Koliert Hart, Prince Kung’a principal adviser
In foreign affairs, ami had an excellent oppor
tunity to get at llm Inside of Chinese polities,
says that the Pekin Government Is scarcely
aware of the existence of a Chinese element In
tuts country, and that its people lit America arc :
never thought of In the consideration of Htide
affairs. Lvcr since the Invasion of Pekin hy tlie
allied Luropeun forces, the Chinese have steadily
opposed concessions to foreigners. If a port
has been opened; If missionaries have been al
lowed to take up their residence In the Interior:
iu a word, If anything looking like a further
Influx of foreigners Into China Ims been done,
It has only been through some coercion prac
tjeed by foreign Stale* upon the Impe
rial Government. Nothing bus been con
ceded willingly. Instead of troubling them
selves about the Introduction of Chinese
Into the United Stales, thev have been
striving to devise some means to exclude the
American “foreign devil” from China. Mr.
Walker also says Unit he was in Pekin about
the time that uiu Burlingame treutv was under
discussion there, uml that it wa* with the great
est reluctauco that it was accepted. Mr. Bur
lingame certainly got no thanks from the Chi
nese lor it, ami came very near being recalled
fur his action In tlie premises.
In regard to the report that Chiu Ta Jin had
bcou bccretly favoring the poasago o! the bill.
Mr. Walker said lieu be would not be at ail
surprised It such was the case. It was lu thor
ough accord with Chinese methods of diplo
macy; uml there are, he thinks, no more skill
ful diplomats In the world than the Chinese.
Faking advantage of the prejudice against the
Chinese lu tnw country, ami desiring the abro
gation of the treaty, It would bu natural for the
Chinese auibonilca to pretend opposition,
while secretly dated at the prospect of Us pas
sage.
THE COIK-KESEUVE.
MB. FBIINANDD WOOD'S “ rUOI , O9ITSON n TO
UTILIZE HOME OF IT— HE SAYS Ills MBABUKB
WILL NOT INTEHFBIiB WITH ÜBSUMPTION.
Jilivutch t» yta i I'nrk UrraUt,
Washington, Feb. IT.—Mr. Wood saysto-dav
that your correspondent did not correctly repre
sent him or his proposition In regard to the pay
ment of the arrears of pensions. Hu says Uiat
the measure referred to was not presented In
the shape of a bill, hut rather as a proposlllou
on which to base legislation, stating such views
as he (Mr. Wood) honestly entertains. He pre
fers that the proposition shall bo considered pro-
dscly a a It was made by iilm, rather than fn such
a summary of it us vuur correspondent scut vou
last evening, ami for that reason ho asks that it
•hall bo printed verbatim, it Is in these words:
TBXT OF Mil. WOOD’S RESOLUTION.
VViikiikab, The amount necessary to he provided
forthc “arrears of pensions” created hr the act
of Juo. 113. IH7O, as officially reported to the
House of Heprescntailvcs by the Fecrolaryof the
Treasury m his teller of Fob. Ilf, JH7U, will be
$41.1100.000; and ?
W’iibiiba*, Tbf Secretary of the Treasury further
ataies in bis letter tbsl (lie esllmated receipts ond
exuemlllurcs. if the arrears of pensions be pro
vided for, will leave a deficiency at the end of tbo
next fiscal year of 8”*.00u’,4U».71; and
Wiibubas, Tbo Secretary further stales that thera
are but two means nr aunuiymg this deficiency
vu.: by audlilonal taxation or by the rale of 4 nur
cent bonds, tbo latter method of whlcb he recom
mends: ami
\\ iiEitßAs. The people cannot bear Ihedinnlen of
addilional taxation, and U is luexpedlent to In.
crease tbe bunded debt; and 1
Wiibubas, llv - iM ; monthly atatemenl of tbe pub
lic deot issued by the Secretary of the Treasury
Feb. 1, IM7P, there was» cush-balanci la tbe
Ireuuryof sl4-j.U7L,01U.U4, a part of whlcb Is
resened fur purpose, of resumption under the
Act of Jan. 14. lS7f»; and
Whkiibas, Thera cun be no rood reason at this
tlmu fur the reserve of so large a sum, widen pro
duces no Interest, and atmiust whlcb there can be
no lanru ;»robable demand, ami ip v( cW 0 f n, w f ttCt
(bat tho Secretary has authority to sell bonds for
rosuinptlun purposes whenever required for that
purpusu; therefore.
liuoktd. That tbo Secretary of tbe Treasury Is
authorised to pay out of the cash-balance m the
treasury now on hand and unexpended any money
that may be required to pay lb. arrears of pensions
required by the Act of Jon. g:». INTO, or to issuu
temporary certificates of indebtedness, redeemable
at the pleasure of tbe (lovrrumenl. bearing 4 per
cent Interest, the proceeds of which shall oe ap
plied to this object.
TUB ACTUAL DEFICITS.
Air. Wood sold to your correspondent further
this evening: “in my opinion, this does not
attack the reserve fuud for resumption pur*
poses. The bill from thu Appropriations Com
mittee concerning the payment of arrears of
pensions, which passed to-day, appropriates but
$37,000,000, whereas the amount required by
the Socretaryof the Treasury In his letter was
$41,500,000; consequently there Is only a de
ficiency of between $13,000,000 aud $18,000,000,
PRICE FIV
j: W i .1 11
--A i h . ftro Is , m /> nn Dint In the Treasury
le lL the coin ro
n««Vi for rcsu ?s& ® ,OHfI>oso», Besides, there
r.?f^nli C no » anx °. ut 1,10 reserve for ro.
sumption, bccadjTy / Hcsmnollon act gives the
nu!fod a 7oJ U r
n>r *™s -‘on purposes. Therefore,
even If anj of present reserve should ho
taken to pay the in.'caroire of pensions, and tho
ImlanceJ 0 Hint credit did not, In the estimation
of thu secretary, apnear to lie largo enough, he
lias power to procure cold whenever the cmer-
BCUcr snail arise. Moreiwcr, In my Imlament,
Ihero need he no apprehension of anything im
pairing resumption. It Is mi accomplished fact.
I here has been more coin paid Into the Trens
nrv since the Ist of January, when we resumed,
thau has been drawn out /or purposes of re
sumption,”
WIM. IT nBTARD ASSUMPTION 1
Mr. Wood continued: ”1 have voted for
every hill and proposition looking to resume-
\ lo *?l*W\*mmvntaSor the lost ten years,
1*!1! . w n /? a . ku a "y "acriflco to maintain Ittn
-1,‘n.l iJ’h 1 c) not tllln,c ,L Dcccssarvto keep
die la Hie Treasury so largo a sum of coin, for
hlch wn receive no Interest, whllo wo arc nav
ng interest on the bonds with which wo orb
cured It. Nor do 1 think that, when the
Treasury gets the benefit of the reduced Interest
consequent on Hie conversion ol Hie 0 per cents
Into 4 pep cents, Hierc win bo any deficiency at
* rvoort to the House to-morrow,
from he Committee of Wavs and Means, a bill
reducing the time during which double interest
runs on the O mul 4 per cents from ninety to
th rty days, which will save us at least $2,000,-
. 1 ? n “tvreM-account alone during Hie balance
of the lineal year, and, with the Increasing pros
perity of Hie country, the revenues will bo
jatgely Increased, so that I think that,
bvti... end of the tlscal ycnr.lt will bo un
necessary to touch the resumption-fund,
or to ismic additional obligations, or resort to
taxation. W hat we require now is n temporary
provision to meet this additional expenditure,
mid I think Hmt my proposition will do that
w ithout justly ucatlng any distrust as to the
ability of Hu* Government to maintain resump
t cn. 1 think it will be very soon apparent to
Hu* friends of resumption that thcro can bo no
necessity for maintaining so largo a coin-reserve
i!ow ” f° r that purpose as we have
A HAZARDOUS PROPOSITION.
Mr. Wood has, ns lie sura, atcodfastly sup
ported all measures looking to resumption for a
good many years, mid nu one has a right to
doubt Ids sincerity In ttds matter or to attack
ids motives. Bui It is a fact that his “proposi
tion,” whidi, by the way, ho says ho moans to
Jay before tlie Committee of Wavs and Means to
morrow for Its consent, Is regarded here brail
friends ol sound money as u very dangerous
playing wltlrllro; while his assertion that there Is
do need for the maintenance of a largo coin-reserve
tor resumption finds assent only with Mr.
Kdle.% Mr. Ewing, and others declared and
zealous paner-money Inflationists. .Mr. Wood’s
“proposition,” If it. ever beonraesaldll. cannot be
come a law. It Is thought dangerous by the
friends of resumption, because It Is the first offer
to attack the resumption-fund of coin, mid be
cause It seems to show that Mr. Wood, who has
been counted among the friends of resumption,
docs not comprehend the simple truth that a
grucnbucK Is a promise to pnv, mid that Urn
necessity fur a large coin-reserve arises from
tlie very fact that the Government offers to re
deem Its promises In coin, and must therefore
keep coin on hand to do ho. ills movement is
only another evidence of what everv trlend of
sound money here secs: that resumption
will never he accomplished until the legal
lenders arc canceled as fast os they are re
deemed, or until they cease to bo legal-tender.
But It is the opinion of the ablest friends
of sound money here, of both parties,
that, so far from the present resumption-fund
being needlessly great, It ought to bu consider
ably increased to make the Treasury and re
sumption safe against any sudden drain of gold
to Europe.
HOW TIIU MONBT KO» PENSIONS CAN 118 RAISED.
Several ways arc proposed to raise the money
required to par Ihe arrears of pensions, beside*
Mr. Wood’s. One Is to Issue 4 per emit bonds
for the amount required; but the Democrat*
think it would look bad fur them to increase the
bonded debt. Another Is to lav nu Income tax,
ami this meets witii considerable favor among
-Western meo, but ts no; liked by others, on uic
ground that It would injure thff Dfimonnlic
prospect* in New York ami mher Eastern Slater, ■
uml ulho because it would necessitate the'uo
polntment of a largo number of new tax-olUcors,
whom the Republican Administration would of
course appoint, uml who, It Is supposed, would
strengthen tlie Republican inacolne. for next
year. Ihe most sensible proposition so far
made Is to renew th j duty on ten and toffee,
lids would raise tlie needed money, and would
jo.v «'• imperceptible burden on the taxpayers,
lor It Is well known that the consumers In this •
country gained nothing by the foolish aoulmun
of these duties somu yours ago.
XOTES AND NEWS. •
tub iiorciiibs field-gun.
Special PtKjtMch to Tin Trlbvr* .
Washington, D. C., Feb. SO.— The Army and
-Far// Gazette announces that the War Depart
ment has ordered ten* of the new Ilotebkls*
mounted field-guns for use on the frontier.
This is the most powerful field-artillery arm yet
Invented. The order was sent by cable, and
tlie guns will be delivered In a few days.
OOLESIIV AND TUB ÜBKMN MISSION.
The Republican Senators have generally
signed a paper to-day presenting to the President
Hie name of Richard J. Oglesby lor some posi
tion suited to Ids claims, Ids services, and hi*
ability. The purpose of this is cald to be to se
cure Oglesby the appointment to the Berlin
Mission.
MEDAL* TO HEROES.
Several Northwestern papers have lately criti
cised Hie Superintendent of the Idfc-Saviue
Service for failure to distribute medals lor
heroic conduct In saving life uoon thclakcs,
charging that the distribution of medals was
confined almost exclusively to such deeds In
connection with disasters du the eeacoast. The
facta are that, since the passage ot the law.—in
June, 187-I,—milhorlzlnlng the dlstrlbuilou
of such medals, - twcnty-flvu hove been
awarded, aud ten of these have
been given for acts performed in connection
with tllsoslers upon Uie lakes. The report has
probably arisen from delay In making certain
contemplated awards for acts of heroism on the
lakes occurring last autumn. This delay, how
ever, has been caused wholly by tbe necessity of
having In Hie Department the requisite formal
evidence required by law to be on the tiles pre
vious to any award being made.
OIN. SHIELDS.
The Senate gave a half-hour of Its time to-day
to Gen. Shields, mid paid verv respectful atten
tion to hl» appeal for a peuaiun for hi. old Mex
ican War comrades. The galleries were well
filled with an audience la which the “ Milesian "
cast of countenance wus predominant. Thu oc
casion was a resolution oy Senator Voorhees.
providing that the survivors ol the Mexican
War ho placed on Uio pension rolls,
hut, as it hui no possible chance
of receiving the attention ot Cootrross
during the present session, the concession of
time 10-duy muy he considered as a graceful act
of courtesy toward a bravo old veteran who will
probably never make his appearance ogam In
publlu life.
APPOINTMENT.
The President has nominated John W. Chap
man for Marshal of the District of lowa.
TUB rouu PBU-GBNTS.
Subscription! to the 4 percent loan slnco
(•esterday’a report aggregate $1,700,700.
TII.DUN Olt THURMANI
Dlioatch to ctnann-itf Knuutrtr iDetn,)
Wasiiinuton.D.C., Feb. 10.-U has leaked
out that there has been u very hirge-suted differ
ence between the National and Congressional
Democratic Committees as to the conduct*of
the next eatoalgn. The National Committee,
with Hnrnuni at Its head, wants to run iho cum
palen In the Interest ot Mr. Tllden. ThuCou
gressiunai Committee, with Wallace at fu head,
wants to run It m tlie Interest of Tlmrmsn. Tim
fight between these two Committees on this
point was hut and unrelenting. Neither would
yield, and the debate at times got high. Alter
a number of meetings, and hours and hours of
debuting ami discussing ami conferring, both
Committees have agreed that (heycaunot agree,
and have compromised (he matter by dividing
to form a new Committee of ten, to consist of
five members from each of Urn old Committees.
This new Committee is to have headquarters
here at Washington, and to have general super
vision of the campaign; but It must fight It out
between itself as to whether it will support
Tllden or Thurman, or some other man. This
la reliably stated to be the present status of the'
fight. The question will be discussed In aiuuo
at the Conference of the National Committee
called to meet here at an early day.
TUBS! PB PARLOUS TIMES.
Publie-Friuter Dofrces has written an open

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