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jjiiv coons. Etc.
gai-Oii Silt!
Enormous Sacrifices in
Every Department.
Kited from $6.00 to $4.75 a yard.
Sedated from $5.00 to $4.00 a yard.
Muted from $4.50 to $8.50 a yard.
Niied from $3.50 to $2.75 a yard.
Wilted from $2.50 to $2.00 a yard.
Mated from $2.25 to $1.90 a yard.
{(ted from $1.35 to sl.lO a yard,
ledoced from $1.25 to SI.OO a yard,
(tel from SI.OO to 85e a yard,
(tilted from 90c to 75c a yard.
Our entire atoclt of Dress
Goods vmrlced to less than SOc
jit the dollar.
taftm Hoods.
Muted from $1.50 to $1.25 a yard.
Mated from $1.25 to $1.05 a yard,
ledaced from $1,121 to S7»e a yard.
Mated from SI.OO to 75c a yard.
Maul from $1.50 to $1.25 a dozen,
(dated from $1.75 to $1.55 a dozen.
Motel from $2.25 to $1.75 a dozen.
Motel from $2.50 to $2.00 a dozen.
Motel from $3.25 to $2.65 a dozen.
' Bargain* in Imccs, Hosiery,
Underwear, Gloves, Hdltf's.,&c.
113 & 115 State-st.
Valuable Chicago Real Estate.
Balo of Fidelity Savings Bank, Safe
Depository, and Hooloy’e Theatre.
dimVJS*/ ® r «*Proor, elegantly flulahcd, with rural*
MdFhtun-i-Lut 40x70 foot.
S?sf Sf c ‘Proof Imliuina—Lot 20*160 feels con
nattd'* 0 f 0 ontl burglar Proof Hafca, about u,ouo
Well equipped and leased for
8,1 110,000 per year.
M;k B .^9m r °P<rly wm bo «q]d separately and for
mn.Hii A i uclcilll 00 Tliur-Uuy, April 10,
Bi-iif n - 111 •• at thu front dourof thu
#St «f ?.’» 15 Qn ‘* 147 Randolph**!,. Chicago. Ado*
fiTiti I .**S r s cnt will l>o required nttlmc of talc,
f,™* l l l *, ,n ‘l«t)Bir , ctwlU bu furnlibcd to nurcliw
f robject to approval of tiio Superior Court
luihtrV belalli dinted at llmo of sale. For
Wurptnicalan. and descriptive circular apply to
. .V. A. TURPIN, Receiver,
■— H 3 Randolph-st*. Chicago. Illinois.
#Mh2 lim 1 im wenso of reaching the Slates
lutd's* landViVin l,r T l 'dver when you can act lino
lDt»Sv. a n..... , , ll . no * , . colll lBUou» to tlie line of (lie
fcfitr. ..i* 1 ltlllro »d at rales varying from »4 to M
tic-fij,'ensy tcrtn»v The mil U Rood, and pro
«Wwafi?li9fr» vc .‘1 e,a,,,0, » ana and you are In
rc,tl nwrUeuof Hie country, at
wCt ihlmi R tu ; 'The country Is settled, and taxes
tal f? gysuft
Land Commissioner I. C. R. R. Co.,
—ft oo * ll IE No. 7S Mlchlgan-av.. Chicago, 111.
II Direct His to France.
k»«o e vsl"i Transatlantic Company.
»** hew Tort am} Harm. l»lor 43, N. IL. foot
tUEßionp n.. ofMorton-su
WDKalhiil {)>cdncid»y, March ft, 3 p m
tWCEUJ. r * •v."*'** ll “•day. March IP. Jlpm
JO H\VliF-lw ( ,' K i . 1N ( i°hl) (including tv/aei:
TVrtcfiJn,»j3 nt SIOUj bccoud Cablu, Sdftt
tuimfri bedding,and utensils.
“Villa do Par..." “hi. Uu
tt«kidr.jy7,Vt®raifu Passenger*,
tet. r,WQ t-rcdlt Lyuaals ot Parts in amount to
,. C]luo HTA TE tkwE"
l^ f f r, ' ( i ul, , 1) 5f w,,, • BclfMt, LondonSerTf,
B«KoroVi tifi fo . ulof n. v.
*»*tKOK Vhumlsr. Frb. 13
l lr MCilia 1 • v ,« AJt 1A .*• • •'fliurnluj - , Full, uo
iick’ptj • tn?.?* l * ccor iUnjc to accommodation.
i-% Second Cabin, «10; ro»
“• l n£ 'oweit mica.
UUES „ . Ti Uroadwav. K. V.
« *■ AUUACIk, Ocnerel TVcucm Munstter.
I* VVttililnauiii.it.. Chicago.
North German Lloyd.
fo Vh 1 * L, OjnP»ny will Mil every Batur*
p^™ c , n I’lcr. fool of TUlril-iL, llobolwn.
n ra I ' u ' r York to Boutljtmpion,
tx* ‘Oiihofknir: *' w % hiecrage ticket* loull poima
OAltDs. •
J. FULliEii, Proprietor,
&.S?eoWn'iV.« £ N . TAL WOBIS of every de*crlp.
mam,er « ,u UUUT, DAIIK,
fidT 1 .' 0 - o'J«ua?H^ o . rllu l 1(,ln ? Worlc promptly tt<
wa i «?!**“?rtt°r lliu ueu(juajj tv dark blue
bieaia I'oiuhfog Work*.
Tin; r'Aiit,
Bankrupt Stock
25c on the sl,
And will offer this day, and
every day this week,
Cor. State & Adams-sts.,
122 & 124 STATE-ST.,
Stine’s Kept Store,
The Entire Stock at half the
usual value. Look out for
Immense Bargains
As this stock will he sold
draper Tiian You E?er Saw Tim
Cteper Than Any Sealer Has Ever BoagMTlem.
Cleapar Tban nay fere Ever Soil
Do notfail to attend this great
sale, and procure your bargains
at 60c on the SI.OO.
Tho only House of its kind In the city
Hint buys Bankrupt Stocks and Job Lots
FOB CASH, and retails tlio same at less,
than Jobbers’ Trices, and 25 per cent
lower than those that try to bo competi
tors own their goods. Save 25 to 50 per
cent by purchasing your goods of
108 & 200 STATJ3-ST,,
01, H 3, 05 & 07 ADAIUS-ST.,
122 dfc 124= STATE-ST.
Sheriff’s Sale!
133 & 134 Stote-st.»
In Lots to Suit Buyers.
Also, call special attention to the
Extra Retail Sale overy day this
weok ofFino Goods, consisting of
Majolica Ware,
Parian Ware,
Silver-plated Ware (StHilaril Hale),
HCiisslu Leather Goods,
Jupdiicso Goods.
T. K. fITACV. Deputy Sheriff.
NOTICK li hereby given (tint the BKVBXTII IN
RTAI.I.MKNT of infil awMtncnt. with accrued inter
cir. la due ami iiaynWo at tlie oiilcn of ihn south rark
( iiinnilMloner*. So, <l7 |)earl*»rn-it. |.ot* and land*
delinquent for Mid Seventh lumaUnn-nt after the flrtl
day of March null will bo returned foriuilutncnt and
■ale. WM. 1,. (JUEEM.KAf 1 . Collector.
Ten Per Cent Discoil.
EDWARD ELY & CO., Tailors,
t will *u#ranteon I’OSITIVK PAINUF.SS CUIIIS
In Icm than llireu week* U tbojr will plaee thrinMlvc*
uudnr ircaitm-nt at my rcitiicucu. Call or aildrci* J.
C. HOFFtIAN.V. M. I).. *MSedKwlclt«»i..L'tiloaifo.
H. A. HUBLBUT & 00.,
Wholesale Druggists
75 & 77 KANDOLPU-ST.
*i*u oto (i it a l»| a k
Jill NEr DO., and I VIIAUB. ALL FOlt
w, wuiibi Si. «
T) A "V iUeaant Studio, 85 aud 67 East Uadi
tj* soa-su, oror Uenbey usll.
The Sundry Civil Bill Goes
Through the House by
Bat Will Moot Its Death-Blow
in Conference Com
A Characteristic Address from
the Greenback Congress
War Declared on Everybody
Having a Little Spare (
Upon the Money Power Generally,
and National Banks in Par
Kcnmrknblo Incidents of Monday
Wight’s Session of the
Dignified Senators Dodging the
Assistant Sergeant-at-
And Some Openly Defying (lie Authority
of the Senate,
A Brilliant White Honee Ecooption in
Which Everybody had a
Foretat Vluxudi to The Tribune,
Washington, D. C., Feb. 95.—T1i0 House hod
another busy day, nml,.to tho surprise of the
Democrats themselves, tho Legislative 1 hill
passed with the amendment repealing tho Su
porvisorlaw. Tdls was not hi accordance with
the Republican programme, which was defeated
by ono of those accidents that it Is sometimes
impossible to foresee. Thu debate had been
specially animated, when, at 1 o’clock; it was
closed, and tho question was putupon the naop
tion of tho amendment. This was decided In
tho affirmative— I yeas, 185; nays, 110. This was
in Committee of tho Whole, the Republicans
showing no factious opposition. Thu Commit
tee rose, and, when the Supervisor
clause was reached in the House, on
a rising vote, on its passage, there were but 107
voting, the Republicans withholding their votes,
and making a point of order that there was no
quorum. This forced tho calling of the yeas nml
nays, ami, as the roll-call proceeded, the Repub
licans i of used co vole, with tho purpose of
breaking a quorum. However,
Chittenden, of New York, Fort, of Illinois, and
Kllllngor, of Pennsylvania. This, with Sneaker
Ramlnll’s vote, made exactly 1-17,—Just n
quorum of the whole House, mid Speaker
Randall declared, amid applause from the Dem
ocrats, Unit the Supervisor amendment
was carried. -The Republicans ■ were
dismayed. The votes of Chittenden,
and Fort hod been given inadvertently. That of
Killingor was Intentional. The Republicans had
failed to carry their point,—namely, that the
Democrats should bo obliged to vote on this
amendment by a quorum of their civil party.
They would scarcely have been able to do this
to-day—possibly uot for two or three days—
but fertile votes'of these, three Republicans,
which, although cast lu the negative, bad the
clfccl to secure a quorum and to adopt the
amendment. Immediately afterwards, Uie Re
publicans commenced
forcing a call of two or three rolls, and finally
moving to lay Uie bill on Uie tabic. On
the motion to table, it was again
the Intention of the Republicans not to vote,
mid thus defeat a quorum, but three Republic
ans did vote,—Dntmcll of Minnesota, Patterson
of New York, and Rrentnno of Illinois. Of
these Dunncll voted Inadvertently. The result
was the same as before,—.*) to table ami 143 in
the negative, the Speaker giving the vote neces
sary to make the quorum of H 7. Tills vote hav
ing been taken, the Republicans made no fur
ther factious attempt at delay, but gave notice
that, If the bill come back*from the Senate or
conference with the repeal provisions hi It,
If the bill should ever come hack to the
House with the Supervisor repeal (a it, the Re
publicans will undoubtedly execute their pur
pose, for they are very determined on the main
question that the repeal shall not bo enacted by
this Congress. The Republicans were not united
as to the advislbilityof filibustering at this stage
of the bill/ Many thought it preferable to send
the bill to the Senate, ami have the Republicans
defeat it in conference. On Mm passage of the
bill containing Die proposition to repeal the
Supervisor law the yeas were 144, strictly Demo
cratic, to 117 Republican nays. Thu appropria
tion bills have thus ail passed the House, but
there arc points of difference between the two
Houses which seem Irreconcilable, and thcnucs*
tlon of an extra session Is yet to bo determined,
upon the proposition to repeal the Hupcrvlsor
law was the most animated of thu session. Thu
speech which excited the most enthusiasm was
a (Ivc-mlnulu effort of George C. Ilozcltmi, of
Wisconsin, lie sharply arraigned the Southern*
ers lor attempting to repeal this law, charging
that they did it as a matter of retaliation, ami
that the bulldozers of Louisiana, the murderers
of Chisholm in Mississippi, the committers of
outrages everywhere throughout the tiouth
wanted the law repealed, that the eyes of the
eroat Government might be taken from tile
Qun. Uaunlng, In a personal explanation, sue*
cccdcd in calling tho attention of Urn House to
the fact that Epit Ilollaml, who was
convicted on ' his own confession
of having secured 800 fraudulent votes in lime
nlng’s Congressional District for tho Democratic
ticket, was lodged hi the Dayton (O.) Jail, ami
fed on luxuries furnished by tho Democrats.
That is a fact Hanning brought out/altllQugh ho
rose to his explanation for a very ailTcrout pur
The ofncndmcnt relating to land surveys was
adopted by a vote of I*2l to 02.
'flic* Republicans made no opposition to tbe
repeal of
tub simons* tbst-oatu,
and a division was not even called on it.
The house rejected the bill introduced
by Monroe, of Ohio, appropriating $20,000,000
for the payment of arrears of pension. A two
thirds vote was necessary, and it did not receive
a majority, the vote being, yeaa, 110; nays, 123.
Dio Democrat* «ccrn Imnoaljlc of doing any
thin*,' lint depleting Ole Treasury by largo ap
propriations, ami by a reduction of the revenue.
No provision* hna yet been mode lo pay tlin pen*
Monets, him! without such provision tin: law will
he u mockery, an there Is no money to pay them.
■ Tfl (hr ItVifem Atmttnua Prnt.
Wariiinoton. D. C.. Feb. 25,—The House
went into Commillec of the Whole (Mr. Klack-
Imrn In Hie chair) on Hie Legislative Appropria
tion hill, the question being on SouUiard’a
amendment repealing the Jaw creating the of*
Ik-o of Electoral Supervisors, etc.
Mr. Hanning ouoted from Mr. Garfield's
speech of Wednesday to tint cfTcct Hint nr, many
men had been sent from ClOcimmtl to Ibe Peni
tentiary for election frauds min would take away
the majority of ona oflbo members from Unit
city, fie said? (> So far ns lam aware, this Is
the first time that this Infamous falsehood tins
found any one so reckless of truth ns to be *omo
its indorser upon lids lldor. In 1»72 I was
elected (rum Hie Second Congressional District
of Ohio over 1». li. llurcs ny a majorih 011,505.
In 1874 I was re-elected by ftnmjorllv of 1,535
over Job K. Slovenson. lu 187 U, after the most
exciting contest that badr cvcr -occurred In
Hie district, in wlilehr every appliance
known In corrupt politics was used against me,
Uov. Hayes ccrtlllcd inr majority lo be seventy*
live over Senator Stanley Matthews; I believed
then ns I do now that a fair count, would have
given mu u much larger majority. Judge Mut*
thews cave mu notice of contest, which I an
swered. Sunicc it to say that he abandoned the
contest nml never took a word of testimony.
After the election
were made by both parties, and examined by the
United States District Court, with n Republican
Judge, a KepubihauTDistrlct Attorney, and Re
publican Marshal. What. air. was tbe result I
In thu whole of Hnmiltoa County, comprising
two Congressional Districts, fifteen persons In
all were convicted of illegal practices, of whom
live were sentto the Penitentiary. Ten of Micro
llftuuh were from the Second District, and three
ot these ten were Republicans, one being
a colored Republican. This, sir, is thu
record-regarding Ihu Congressional election lu
187(1 In tuc tfeeond District ot Ohio, us It tins
heen furnished to me,—a district composed of
honorable men, who halo fraud and detcstfalse
hood. In their behalf, In thu Interest of truth,
and ns a matter ot Justice to myself, i pro
nounce the assertion made by the gentleman to
he untrue, and I denounce Its author, whoever
ho may be, os a falsifier. Before uttering Mils,
assertion the gentleman should have been cer
tain that it was true, mid should not have made
himself responsible on tills floor mid before the
country for that which ihu record shows to be
false. 1 am Informed that the gentleman was
wont to clothe himself in the white robes of an
evangelist, and, ascending the pulpit, to preach
(lie Gospel of Him who' commands, ‘Thou
shnlt not boar false witness against thy neigh
bor.' Burety he, of ail men In this Douse,
should satisfy himself of the truth or tulsllv of
ah accusation before placing It upon the records
of tlienntion.
,l One word more. 1 desire to ho understood
about this matter once for nil. If nnv person
means to assert that a single fraudulent vote
was cast at the clcctlou of 187(1 with my knowl
edge, by my authority, or through my procure
ment, 1 here and now pronounce the assertion a
malicious falsehood. . I might follow the Illus
trious example ottered mu mid retaliate hy
gathering up nil slanders connected with the
gentleman’s olllcial record, so well known to
the press mid people of the country, mid pour
them out on this floor; but, os 1 know nothing
of my own knowledge of the truth or falsity of
these charges, 1 scorn to do so, and here I leave
the gentleman to a full enjoyment of the posi
tion he has made for himself.’’
Mr. Hayes took tho flour, but ho was asked to
yield It to Mr. Garfield, and 1m compiled with
the generally expressed will of the House.
said that ho bad no particular desire to say any
thing In reply to his colleague. lie had mauc
no charge against tlmt gentleman. Hu had
not named his natno or Ids district, ilo han
nut said anything implying that any member
had dono any corrupt thing. If bis colleague
was ambitious to gob into n’,controversy mid to
elevate himself to thu position of a controver
sialist with him, liu had failed, fur ho (Garllcld)
hud not ehallungcd 'clthcr'hls colleague’s per
sonal character, or his nnth'u or Ids district. Ho
had been talking about tho necessity of thu
law remaining on (he statute-book to protect the
purltv of national elections, and, after calling
attention to tho frauds practiced m Now York,
hu had mentioned also thu election frauds
practiced in Cincinnati. All that" ho knew
anout them was what any intelligent render of
current history also knew, ills only authority
was the testimony of one Kph Holland before
a court ot competent Jurisdiction, and in the
nature of a confession, to thu effect that ho was
an experienced repeater, and engaged under
promise of pav (not from his colleague) to carry
on the work of lucrcaslng thu majority of a cer
tain party in Cincinnati, and that he
himself had put somewhere In thu
neighborhood ot SCO fraudulent votes
pi thu box. JSph Holland was sent to thu
renllcntlury, and it was said In the public prints
that one ear took seventeen of Ids associates to
thu Ohio Penitentiary. If that statement about
thu general stalo of facts had rendered his col
league restless and troubled, he (Garllcld) was
nob rcsiKinslblo fur ft, because Utu records boro
Idm out. Hu had made no personal allusion.
Mr. Ewing look Uiclloor, but was Informed
by Mr. Townsend (N.Y.) tlmt theru was nothing
about greenbacks in thu discussion. Ho asked
Uarileld whether Kph Holland had not been
pardoned out of thu Penitentiary by Gov. Hayes,
mill whether ho was not now* an active Repub
lican worker.
Interposed tho remark that Eph Holland had
been (ho delegate to thu lust Democratic Con
vention In Cincinnati.
Mr. (iurliehi rculled that-, os the Republicans
had never any success In tlmt section, hu did not
believe Unit Holland would prove himself u sue*
cess under Republican auspices.
Mr. Hanning denied tlmt Kph Holland had
been suit to tlie Penitentiary, He had been
Kent to the Duvtun Jail, where ho had unjoved
all the luxuries of life, and hu had been par*
doned at the Instance and request ul Republic*
aus only.
Mr. Poster suggested that tho luxuries hud
heeu furnished by Democrats,
Mr. McMahon took occasion to cay that the
Davtou dull was the best Jail west of the Alto*
cheny Mountains.
.Mr. Hanning protested (amid loud shouts of
order) that his colleague (Clarllold) had not ex
plained or Justified I lie sentenca which he
(Hanning) hud quoted from his speech, ami
which he declared was not true.
Mr. Hayes characterized (hu attempted amend*
ment us a note of alarm and signal of distress
from the Democratic party. That party was In
trouble, and this House was called upon to help
It out. If these laws wore enforced, the Demo
cratic party knew tlmt the Penitentiaries would
bo tilled with Democratic voters.
Mr.' Dovls (North Carolina) criticized the right
of tint elective franchise In Rhode Islam! nml
Massachusetts. In the latter State tin emu wan
allowed ti» vole who could not read the Consti
tution. if that were «tent in the Southern
Males, nine-tenths of the Republicans in those
Mutes would ho oxelmlcd. In 1871). by fraud,
hv perjury, hv forgeries, hy Improper use of (he
army uml of Federal ollk-crs, the voice of tho
people had been of no avail, uml their will had
been defeated. The pending amendment was a
Protest against fraud uml aguiunt the Improper
use of Federal olliecrs. Not it gentlemen on his
side ol the House unproved of fraud In elec
tions, while known perjurers hud been reworded
In Louisiana by the Republicans.
Mr. FiitUius opposed the amendment. Ho
eulhjd attention to the tin t that»few years ago
there had lieen seven colored Republicans in lliu
House. Now
Next year there would be none. Whither was
the country drifting! Thu Democratic party,
once a great historic party, was now a reactiona
ry parte, endeavoring to drag this country back
to old States' Rights doctrine. Tills was a con
certed jurty movement to strike down the few
safeguards which law had thrown around the
Air. llowlll (N. Y.)taid that the opposition ex
pressed by gentlemen uu the other side showed
how impossible It was fur them to understand
the motives which iron-rued Hid Democratic
party In their desire and tlxed determination to
erase from the statute-books every provision
which infringes upon the personal liberty of the
citizen. All such provisions had been placed
upon the statute-books during or slnco the close
or the War. Once only hud un attempt been
made to violate tho prim lutes upon which Jef
ferson, and Madison, and Hamilton had planted
free government, ami that obnoxious
law had been swept from the statute-book.
So tho Democrats planted themselves
on the old stronghold that there was no safety
(u rentralblug power, that the only security for
liberty was tu the people themselves, if abuses
occurred they could he much more readily mid
effectually remedied by the people than by a
centralized power. )Vneu the gentleman from
Maine (Frye) n few day* ago alluded to corrupt
looked the fact that Judges McCuun and liar*
mini had been driven ironi the Uoticli. not by
Federal power, hub by the Indignant voice of
Urn people of New York. Tlio gentleman from
.Maine bail also said that there law* must he ru*
pealed in order lo enable thu Democrats to ear*
ry New York in the next election. Did not
Hint gentleman know Hint the election of 1870
had neon an honest election in the State of New
York, and had not Gov. Tlhlcu received a tun*
jorliy In that »lalc of over 30.0001 The Dum*
m-ratn had curried that Stale with constantly-hi
creasing majorities ever since those laws hud
been enacted, and would have continued to do
bo to the end of time but for
by which free citizens were prevented from vot*
lug. Dnvenjiort, following an example which
had been sat littn in New Orleans, had, on adi*
davits hv Ids own party, issued in one night
warrants which had resulted In the arrest of
4,000 tree citizens of New York.
Here liewiit’a time expired, and ho asked
Icayo to print the remainder of Ida remarks, hub
Mr. ilutler objected, saying that Davenport was
a friend of Ids, mid ho did not want lu sou him
Mr. Hnxcllon raid there had been three
propositions presented to the House bv the
Democrats. Tin: llrst one repealed the* test
oat h. 110 favored It Itocausc it opened the jury*
box to the Intelligence of the South. The
second was to make the jury-box of .America a
political Jury-box bv providing that jurors
should be of dliTcrcul political parties. That
proposition was not mul never would he accept
able to tbe American people. Thu third proposi
tion was to destroy the muniments of timbal
lot-box. Who asked for a reiwnl of these laws!
Not a voice from thu sentiment that had stood
by the Government since 180.1 naked for It. Did
the detnand come from Louisiana, whoso rcgii
lar diet fur the last ten -years had been fraud,
Intimidation, and blood f Did It come from Mis
sissippi. whose escutcheon was Just now black
ened by the murder of Chisholm, of that hov,
ond of that young trlrl whose memory would
outlast tlie memory of that Homau mother
whusu name she bore.
Mr. Whlttliome said that greater than his love
ot section or ot party was his affection for the
Republican form of government, and, ns this
Supervisor law Interfered with and usurped the
right of popular sovereignly, bo was in favor ot
Its repeal. -
Mr. Davidson stated that the South did not
desire absolute control of the Government, as
had been stated hy gentlemen on the other side,
hut it did dcslru (hat the laws passed in the heat
of the lute struggle should uo longer prevail,
mid that the lowa used us political machines
should be repealed.
Mr. Dunucll argued against the amendment,
ns tending to break down thu only safeguards
the Federal Government had thrown around the
Mr. Halo said tlmt (ho House might as well
understand exactly how this matter stood. The
gentleman from Ohio (Southard) in pressing
tills amendment hail thrown down to the Repub
lican side ot Uio flouso the gauge of battle. Thu
gentleman from New York (Hewitt) had taken
the position this morning that the Democratic
party stood hero to-day, and would stand, in
favor of sweeping from tho statute bonks all
that body of law which, bo said, interfered with
the ouurntion ot Stalo Governments und State
lows in the matter of elections. There was
As strong as the feeling was on that sldo of
the House, euunlly strung was it on the Repub
lican side. These laws lor tho protection of the
ballot would not and should nob be repealed in
an appropriation bill. Ills sldo of the House
would novor consent to the project being pushed
forward and carried through to repeal. Thu
gentlemen might os well understand that now
us heruutlcr.
[A voice on Democratic side—“ You said that
Mr. Hale went on to state tho efforts which
the Republican side of the House had made
during the last week to have the Legislative Ap
propriation bill proceeded with, ami showed
how thoso efforts had been antagonized by thu
Democratic sldo.
in conclusion, he said: “We have done every
thing in our power to push this bill, ondat sumo
stage of thu proceedings between now mid thu
final adjournment of Congress thu other side of
tho Xiouso must vluld Us position, for these laws
cannot mid shall nut bu repealed.” [Applause
on Republican side, and derisive laughter ou tlie
Democratic side.]
Mr. Southard replied to Mr. Hale, und closed
thu debate. Ho declared it to bo thu sentiment
of his sldoof the Honso that those laws which
had been enacted for the purpose of corrupting
the ballot-box and of securing thu ulcetion tu
ono party by bribery and by force should bo
and must bu swept from tho statute books.
[Applause on the Democratic side.] Let It be,
sold lie, distinctly understood that on (ids sldo
of thu House amt with the Democratic party
rests the responsibility, ami tlmt when It is a
ifuestluu ot pure ballot ana of personal liberty,
tlie man who yields thu Issue deserves the con
demnation of a free and independent people.
[Lund applause on tho Democratic side.] This
KleelUm law Is simply lor the purpose of per
petuating the dynasty which has been con
demned by the public sentiment of tbe country,
it Is a Northern outrage as well as a Southern
outrage. This side of the llousu Is determined
on this measure, not as a question of dollars
mid cents, but as n Question ot absolute right,
and fur the purity of thu ballot-box.
Wo do uot mean In this free coun
try that anv man shall bo arrested and
Imprisoned without duo complaint and atlldavd,
und without due process of law. We mean to
protect thu citizen in his personal rights, and to
protect the ballot-box in its freedom mid iU
purity. If the Republican party can beat tlio
Democratic party at the (tolls in a fair election,
we will submit willingly, but we Intend to con
tend us freemen to make thu ballot-box tree,
mat we are willing tu let the Issnu come hero
ami now. [Renewed npulauso on the Demo
cratic side.]
and the amendment was adopted,—yeas, 135;
navs, 110.
On motion of Mr. Caldwell, the Item of sls,*
000 for three Assistant Attorneys-tlencrat (was
amended* by making It slH,o(>il for four As*
sistant Atlorneys-Ucncml at $4,500 each, one of
whom almll be for the Pust-Ulllcc Department.
The Committee then rose, mid the bill and
amendments were reported to the House.
All (lie amendments were concurred la (In
cross), except a few on which separate votes
were demanded.
The amendment Increasing the Item for con*
tlnccnl expenses of the Hurcau of Education
from $11,400 to SIO,IOO was agreed to,—yeas,
HOI navs, 111.
Thu next vote was on nn amendment tho
effect of which Is to continue In force the ores*
cut system of public land surveys mid olllcesof
Hurveyors-Uoiicral. The amendment was agreed
to.—yeas, I‘J1; nays, o'.’.
The next vote was on the amendment fixing
the pay of Jurors at $2 per day, prescribing the
method of drawing them a'nd repealing the
Jurors' test oath, aiid it was agreed to without a
The next vote was on the amendment repeal
ing the Jaws in regard to United States Super
visors of Kleclion.
In the division there were 107 votes in the
Qillrmntlve, but the Republicans refused to vote,
and raned a point of “no quorum.' 1
The vote was I lien token by veas and navs,
and again the Republicans declined voting, the
only exceptions being Chittenden, Fort, and
Klllluser. who votcdjht the negative. The vote
stood: Veas, 113; navs, 8, one less than a
TJte Speaker (hereupon voted Aye,” making
a quorum, mid declared the amendment agreed
to amidst great demonstrations ot applause on
the Democratiu side.
Then Mr. Hole, resorting to dilatory tactics,
moved that when the House adjourn (t ho until
The motion was creeled with derisive
laughter on the Democratic side, and Hale was
asked, Jeerlngly, whether he did not wont to
have the Appropriation bill passed.
The moiluu having been voted dawn (only
one vote being cast In the alUrmailvc),
Mr. Hale moved to lay the bill uu the table,
remarking that he wished to sec whether the
Democrats could (without auv Republican
votes) puss the hill, uml that he hoped uo Re
publican would vole.
’Die vote was taken, but previous to Ua an
nouncement Mr. Tucker stated that, having no
idea that gentlemen uu the other side intended
to refrain (rum voting, he had made a pair with
(Jon. (Jarliuld. He'had, therefore, nut voted,
but bad written to Hen. Uarlleld desiring him to
return to the House and release him from bis
Mr. Waddell inquired whether auv memberof
the House had the right to mage a pair which
should Impede legislation. He denied the moral
right of the gentleman from Virginia (Tucker)
to make such a pair.
Mr. Tucker said that bebsdaU Ida life acted
upon the priuelulo that wh«ro ttmre was guy
doubt about a question of honor, to decide that
doubt always on the side of honor, and ho there*
fore had refused to vote.
The Republicans who voted were Urogden In
the negative and Brcnlano, Patterson (N. Y.),
ami Donnell, the latter having voted by mis*
take, which* ho tried afterward, without avail,
lo realty, In (heaUlrmatlvc.
Thu vole was then announced os yeas 3, nays
143. one less than n quorum.
Tim Speaker again marie a quorum fir voting
in the negative, and declared the motion to lay
the bill on the table defeated.
Ihe Speaker then slated that Ids vote made
147, uquoruiuof n full House, but hudid nob
think that 1c needed 147 votes to make a quo*
rum, us
Mr. Hale—ls the Sneaker determined to make
n ruling Hint less than a majority of a full House
constitutes a quorum (
The Sneaker replied that he did not desire to
make any ruling. There was tm necessity for It,
He, however, had read n decision adopted by
Speaker Grow to Hie effect that n majority of
the members chosen constituted a quorum.
Mr. Hole said that the point on which that
decision of Hjieaker Grow hud ruled was not
analogous to Hie present case, and he was glad
the Speaker had not madoa precipitate decision.
Bo If this matter did not end hero he (Hole) re
served oil the points as to nquorutu.
The Speaker said that lie had bod Hint decision
read during a moment of calmness, so that If
this matter came up again it could not ho said
Hint a decision had been made precipitately.
The bill os amended was then passed—yeas,
143; nays, 112.
On motion of Mr. Hewitt (N. Y.) a committee
of conference was ordered on the Armv and Ap
propriation bill, and the House adjourned until
■ Special Di&atrti to The Tribune.
Washington, D. .C., Feb. 25.—Tlic Senate
tills afternoon rejected the motion to take up
Urn South Caroline contested Sunalorshlp case
by a vote of 24 to 35, and thus summarily dis
posed of the claims of Mr. Corbin to the scat
occupied by Senator Butler. Four Republicans
voted with the Democrats against considering
the case, Messrs. Conover, Cameron (I’a.J,
Matthews," ami Patterson. Judge .Davis, of
Illinois, also voted with tho majority. This Is
considered to bo tho termination of the contra*
versy, and it is not believed another attempt
wilt ever be made to bring the' subject
to (he notice of the Senate. Senator Wadlctirh,
Chairman of the Committee on Privileges and
Flections, intimated privately tiiat ho consider*
ed to-day’s vote ns an effectual disposition of
the case, mid would respect it accordingly. A
resolution to pay Mr. Corbin 53,000 out of the
Contingent Fund for the expenses of the con*
test may be looked for w,th : u n day or two.
The Senate wont through the Deficiency bill
this afternoon In Committee of the Whole, but
it is understood Uiat some of its items will be
made a subject of discussion when they aru re*
ported to the Senate to-morrow, especially on
item of $250,000 for defraying tho expenses of
the enforcement of the Election act. Senator
Edmunds scrutinized closely a clause directing
the Secretary of the Treasury to credit the dif
ferent Pacific Railroads with the amount with
held from their transportation accounts against
the United States.
Latdr in the afternoon eulogies on the late
Frank Welch, a Representative from Nevada,
were read before empty chairs, as not half a
dozen Senators, In nduillon to those who eulo
gized the deceased, remained in their scats.
The Senate Is evidently not impressed with
the Idea that there will be a called session, as It
provided to-day for the monthly payment of
Senotore-elcct, whoso credentials have been
filed, Irom the 4th of March to the beginning of
the first session of the next Congress.
bpeelal Dltnatch to The Tribune. -
Washington, D. C., Feb. 2o.~ Tlic Demo
cratic majority of the House of Representatives
does not intend to trivo the Secretary of the
Treasury any funds out of which to pay the
arrears of pensions, unless at the same time it
strikes a blow at rcAimptlon. Mr. Monroe of
lercd a btll to-dav, which had the approval of
Secretary Sherman, setting aside $20,000,000
from the proceeds of the $lO certificates recent
ly authorized by Congress* to pay this largo
bill, hut it was defeated by the solid vote of the
Democrats. Mr. Monroe nml Secretary Sher
man believed that if ibis bill should pass
many of the pensioners who are entitled to ar
rears would Invest their money In Um now cer
tificates, mul thus become interested in the pub
lic debt of Ihu United Stqtcs. The Democrats
have now refused twlco to make any provision
for raising the money necessary to pay these
arrears of pensions, and the Republicans have
on both occasions voted In favor of the means
proposed. Now some of the inflationists among
the Democrats will propose that the Secretary
of the Treasury bo directed to issue new green
backs to meet the demands of the pensions
under the law, aud, failing la that, to Instruct
Mr. Sherman to pay them out of the : fund
reserved for resumption purposes. Kllhcr of
these measures will undoubtedly command the
votes of a majority of the Democrats of the
House, but neither will get the necessary two
thirds. The position of the Democrats bn this
question is characteristic. They vole that pen
sioners shall be paid a largo sum for arrears,
they appropriate the money, but they refuse to
give the Secretary of the Treasure the ways and
tncaua of obtaining the necessary funds oat of
which to pay lu
Last week a portion of a remarkable circular
signed by a number of pension-claim agents
was published. • Thu circular set fori it that a
certain pension-claim agent named therein had
been clnelly Instrumental iu educating Con
gressmen, the press, and the public upon tho
matter of arrears of pensions, ami hod secured
the passage of the Arrears-of-PenMous bill. An
appeal was made to all beneilclaneA of the Ar
rears bill Unit tiiey subscribe a portion of Uiclr
arrears as a testimonial to Urn man who claimed
to have served them so elllcicntly ami disinter
estedly. The circular was signed by a
number of Arms uud individuals in this city en
gaged In (he pension vlalm-ugeney basinets, and
by a few others. The Secretary of the Interior
has now come into possession of a letter writ
ten by one of these signers to a pentum-clalm
agent at a distance, setting forth a plan for
making money out ot tiendoncrH, of which
plan the circular described above terms a part.
It promises tlie agent addressed Ift percent of
all tho subscriptions ho can get to the testimo
nial, mul suggests that circulars and blanks for
signature he distributed at the pension agency
on the next quarterly pay-dav, which Is evident
ly tho plan to bu adopted elsewhere.
The writer odds that subscriptions In re
sponse to the * circular already sent out
are coming lu first-rate. Tim evidence of
what tho Commissioner considers to lie a con
spiracy or confidence game seemed to he so
complete that tho Secretary has ordered a sus
pension of the following-named pension-claim
agents,, nil of whom are signers of the circular:
H. A. Dcmmlck, T. W. Talimadge, L. Lowe,
George IlancroH, He lb Johnson, and George
Ward, constituting tho firm of L. lilngham &
Co.; J. M. McNiill and W. T. Birch, constitut
ing the linn of McNullAlilreh; William Con
anl aud Hlcltard McAllister, constituting the
linn of William Couard & Co.; K. H. Lacy and
A. I', iaicy, constituting the linn of U. 8. & A.
I*. Lacy; R. W, Walker, U. I*. Halstead, and L.
11. Parsley,
Washington. D. C., Feb. 25.—The following
address was Issued by tlio Greenback members
elect at their meeting lu this city to-day:
TotA4 TtopU ofth* UnitedSlultt; Tliu National-
Greenback Representatives elected lu the Forty
sixth Congress, fueling tlio grave responsibility
Imposed upon them, tisvo met mcuasulutlou, and
deem It proper lo advise you uf toe results. Tlio
neon of mure perfect organization engaged our
serious attention as against labor and capital In
vested in productive and commercial enterprises.
The money-loaning interest Is elaborately and
thoroughly organised. Tula gigantic power eni
bracca tlio National Administration and the
legislative machinery aad leadership uf tba
Republican and Democratic parties, and
more than 2,000 National banks, forming
a bossing lyslem yet lu the Infancy of
It*. power, whoso oper/ -'\sJak transferred the
control or leaning and/ f tha volume of
paper money from tf 'WernmonU where tho,
Coiiflitutltm verts it. y , corporations, whoso
Iwcctorsarcnnitcsp/ to tho people. Hade'
prthls organization./ *ngnnd. controlling lv
Is arrayed the colo-ai? J Y power of'Europe,. It
has controlled Login/ _ /and executive officers'
Inrcrly, subsidized f Seas; and endangered tho
purity of the <fndicl/ ta — means of usury nnd tho‘
appreciation of money by contracting;
It has absorbed tlu.mated wealth of tho tin*
Uon and pained n/*£ .pc upon tho productive
power of tho/* J re. Tho indebtedness
of tho people, corporate, municipal,
ntatr. and * more than tho entire
property of the ctiuW.ry would bring In money.
This indebtedness expresses Immense capital trained
by tho money-brokers. Through the terrible pres*
sure of its annual Interest productive and com
mercial energy ham been paralyzed, nnd tho masses
of our people have boonplunpcd Into a <OOOlllOll
of Increasing poverty, want, and misery which Is
embittering them to a degree perilous to tho penco
of society nnd tho atAbllilyof our Government.,
The agents of tho money-power hare Bought to
blind thu people to Its speculations by charging
their distress to their extravagance, by a fabio
clamor for •• honest mtAey,” and by the promise
of speedy relief through tlm resumption of spcciu
patmenis. What they call resumption had fcomn;
but distress lnfcuslnes,and{ltio prospect under their
policy darkens. Wo have reached n dread crisis. -
It Is the mission of our party to meet this crisis,'
and avert the measureless ruin it threatens. To
do ttiis we must overthrow the powerful and on- -
trenched bonking system, and restore to tbe Gov
ernment. where tho fundamental law places it, tno
solo power to Issue money, regulato Us value, amt
determine Its volome. We most stop the Incruaso
of iiitorest-bearing indobtcdnoss, and speedily as
possible. In accord with the letter of tho original
contract, cancel that which has accrued.* We must
accnro a volume of;foll legal-tender money cqnal
to thu demands of prusporous, productive enter-’
Ours Is a cieanKc task. Only hy the united of
furls of those who suffer can wo accomplish It/
We are fully convinced that separation from tho
old parties whoso loaders, machinery, and press
are mostly allied with the money-power, is demand*
ed. Impelled or this conviction, wo have resolved
to act together In organizing the next lionso.of
Congress, that we may thu bolter secure such legis
lation us will accomplish tho desired- result. Wo
nre assured thatcnniißh members' entertaining on£
views have been elected to.’ huh! tho balance or
power. Wn propose to wield that power for the
solo pnrposo of embodying our principles in law;
Wo cull upon you to unite In precinct, city,;
town, county, Congressional district, and State
organizations for tho name ends. Wo also invite
oil Greenback and Labor Clubs, by whomsoever or
ganized ur chartered, to place themselves in com
munication with their respective county nnd State
organizations, miilthrougn them with tho head
quarters of tlm National Uxecutlvo Committee.
Washington, 1). C.
Wo earnestly cnotlun all against seeking (o in
spire dftdojral acts or oven threats. The treason
would be muiliau*, becuuto tho ballot Is In our
1 Ihe Administration Is what tho votes oP.Uufpco
plo have mode lu and within two years they cati
change It by the same peaceful process. We sees
relief only through thuuallot. Tho future In full
of hope. Our party has pained more than n million
votes within the last year, and wo are fissured
from ail part* of Hie nation (hat the momentum
which cave ns that unparalleled advance is so tn*
creasing as to mako success in 1880 certain.
Therefore, let not the suffering yield to despair,
nor the Justly Indignant resort to violence. i •
UitnmiT db LaMatvii.
Chairman of Committee on Address, j
flprrirtl Dispatch to The Tribune.
Washington, D. C.» Feb. 25.—The Post-OHloo
Appropriation bill, to widen th« Senate append
ed the Brazilian subsidy scheme, was this morn
ing taken from thc Speaker’s table, and referred
to the Committee on Appropriations. A meet
ing of the lattcrwlll probably bo hold to-morrow
morning, when, judging from the expressed
opinions of Us member#, the subsidy amend
ment will bo reported upou adversely. Tho
Committee will then recodirhend to Uic House
to mm-coneur iu the Senate’s action, and ask for
a conference committee. The motion will doubt
less prevail, and the matter of difference be
tween the two Houses will bo then discussed
for the next few • days by tbo Confer
ence. There Is not the remotest probabil
ity that the Conference Committee will
reach an ogreemont. The conferees on the pin t
of the House will iu all likelihood bo Messrs.
Blount, Clymer, and Baker, all of whom have
pronounced thcmsolvesdrrevocnbly antagonistic
to subsidy. Indeed, Mr. Blount Informed a
trlend recently that ho for one would rather see
the bill fall than t that (he subsidy should be
come a law. Tho Senate conferees, who will be
headed by Senator Dorsey, will be, as unconi:
promising as the House conferees upon tho
question of subsidy. The subject will, therefore,
hate to be finally decided by both Houses, and
one or tho other will bo forced to
recede from its position, uultss it is
desired that the Post-Office Appropriation bill
should full, an event which would alonu neces
sitate an extra session of Congress, for. without
the necessary approprlationo all the post-offices
in the country would bo compelled to atop July
1 next.
Several New York mid Northern members to
day received numerous telegrams uud letters
from their constituents asking them to oppose
time feature of the subsidy section which'pro
vides fora New Orleans Hue, upuu.tho ground
that the establishment of the proposed South
ern lino would prove detrimental to the com
merce of New York by withdrawing considera
ble of Its codec imports from Rio to Now Or
Njwftil Ifltpateh in The Tribune.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 25.—'There was an
Immense Jam at tho White House to-night, and
the great reception-rooms, like Um Scripture
net, were full of Osh of every kind. In the out
set it was (mended as a strictly ofllclal reception
of a high order, but one after another of tho
lines drawn were broken over, until ub last tho
assembly us made up was promiscuous, with tho
very much that this word implies lu Washing
ton. Thu chief officials of every Department of
the Government aud of the foreign Legations
were there, but beside them wero a number who
in various ways had been smuggled in on foist
pretenses doubtless, uud thruugh want of
knowledge of tho diameter of many to whom
invitations wero issued. There were
of guests,—those who wero invited to the part
lore, and those who were offered admittance by
official card to Um vestibule. To tills portion of
(lie White (louse Ute entire corps of Journalists
in Washington was consigned after full dolib
cruiiou. As this Is the third official occasion on
which this mark of distinction has been ctm
terred unasked upon Ibis class of gentlemen,
none of them attended. The society correspond
ents, who are ladies, uud whoso papers bad
signified a desire to receive an account
of the crowd, were kindly furnished with
cards like tho following: “ Admit tho bearer
to the vestibule of Executive Mansion to-night.
Thomas Lincoln Casey. Brevet-Colonel United
States Army, Commissioner Public Buildings
and Grounds.” Ollier correspondents received
the very cool and Insulting intimation ■ that U
they would come up and slip In
Several ladies who have tho misfortune to bo
connected With Um press, but who were attend
ing at Um Invitation ot members of Congress
and llu-ir families, were stopped at the door, mid
Um whole party subjected to general mortifica
ill-luck attended the distribution oi Invita
tions about Uie Department. The un
demanding was that u line was to
be dmwu at some of the hlger ofllcluls, but at
the close luvllatious drifted down to clerks and
copyists, mid so alt grades are dissatisfied. The
same Is true of thu army mid navv, arftd through
various blunders all ranks of Waahhtglou so
ciety are attended where none would have
thought of ollense if thu oiZuh' bod really been
nu otllcial gathering instead of a promiscuous
assembly gathered through formal luvUttUous.
Special Cornipondnut of T/ts TVtbuns.
Washington, D. C. t Feb. S3.— l met Tom
Keough at thu ifbbilt last night, und of
course I pumped him in regard to political af
fairs lu North Carolina. Tom was formerly a
Wisconsin boy. having studied lair in Milwau
kee, whore bo followed the rest of the Irish pop
illation with the Democratic party. AJtcr the

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