Newspaper Page Text
pianos. another STEINWAY TRIUMPH! « . «omber of years manufacturer! bare sought to Tt T* their Instruments the superb lone and rco Tnrof the Steinway Piano by Increasing the dl while the efforts of Messrs. Stelnway & sons directed to » diminution la sire, yet retain- Increasing their power and cencral mu* * l 2!, e SieM« fifteen years the unparalleled success of A? r rriTlrhu has revolutionised the piano trade, the iWt L-nrJrbt of the present day being the wonder of the whole world. *«irlatest and greatest achievement of Messrs. son« U the production of an artistically parlor Grand Plano, smaller In size than a ret possessing the power, touch, and beauty of their former largest sized Grand Pianos. 21. «#w Innrnmeni occupies considerable less space T!. tMsaoarelorra of pleno. and. In addition 10 Ua musical advantages over that style, pos* CT J“r:r ttrl Singly handsome and elegant exterior. no amount of ornamentation can impart to a Sqire Plano. LYON & HBALY STATE & MONROE-STS. TAILORING, Our selections of SPRTXG WOOL ESS is complete, consisting of Stylish Suitings, Clay’s Few Diagonals, for Evening wear, and a very rich line of Elegant SPRING OVERCOATINGS Of all shades, AT VERY LOW PRICES. WM. H. GRUBIY, 107 South Clark-st, Methodist Church Bloch. ORGANS. CLOSING-OUT SALE Organs! Organs! jOpqbs! With a view of withdrawing from this branch of our business we will close out car stock of 300 ORGANS, embracing many new and beautiful stylss.AT PRICES BELOW ACTUAL COST, for cash or on tune. ■IB BUM Cl, 263 k 265 AV ahash-aT., .Between Jackson and Van Bnren-ats. nmciAL. MliMiiitilßtoffi Ilywi wish to buy or sell land la Northwestern lowa ermce choice loans on improved farms, address ORMSBV BROS, i CO.. Emmeuburg, la. Mtotncei: First National Bank, Hibbard, Spencer *Ca, JnflgeE. A. Otis. Chicago. B (MT-BODSB DOM. I «PAl* W ' lltCll 01111 bC eiclianscd for tlie at)oYe fob sale AT a DISCOUNT.'- Otj Scrip and County Orders bought and sold. IRa HOLMES, General Broker, SILTEK and Quarters bought at best market rates. HERMAN SCEAFPNBB & CO.. ISo. 123 LaSalle-st. SIQ-HEBST PRICES „ FAIL FOR Books. FWelJtx Books. S3® savings Book?. S! t iwS ltcltt ' of Brot “ Bank ’- ’ IKA HOLMES. General Brotpr. S 8 Mashlngton-st. SHEET MUSIC. Pitfil, Asd tro thousand other pieces of Standard Music, at 10 cents each. SETH’S CHEAT BOOK & SEWS STORE, -- KMVES, FOR SALS. Holers’ Triple Plated Steel Knives at per doz. Per cent discount in 10 doz. lots. A. W. WHEELEK, REAL ESTATE. ftlc Sale of Oityßeal Estate cornerof Franklin and Tvlcr-sts..bclng by -12 3-10 fc?t on TvJer-kt., < f <l * s^,otß 17 to - G Inclusive, In Block IH bin on > c s* "’hi be offered for sale at Public Auc «lhtnft«\°j day » IJart; b 17, 1979, at 10 o'clock ft. m., nearest to Clark-st., of the City-Hall, bmt «rL;V£? ftud Lasallp-sts. Terms, cash or canal " “r bid to be not less than Sll.oox ■— J. a. Farwkll. city Comptroller.^ LEGAL.' ASSIGNEE’S NOTICE. of - ll3rcyi Kronberg. of Chicago. Cook RtoitoVi. » * are berebv notified that he. on the err. r Z,°Ih7-.1 h 7-. assigned to me all his prop n*yna, ‘ trust for the benefit of his Caiju that they are required to present their c °2Uu f™£ r .Pf l ii or aflirmauon to me within three ChiSJI 01 ? date. Jan. is, J 879 BRADFORD HANCOCK, Assignee, •J’ttnevA-ui,,.- ii>s Laaaiic-st., Chicago. Flower. Attnm.M • iiCALE^i i. MiC3* STANDARD SCALES OF ALL KINDS. FAIRBANKS.MORSEL CO, 111 A: 113 Lake St., Chicago. Be carciui to buy only the G cauinc. t (filjifttgpff P&Ug t’IIKNIITUHE. WE CLAIM To be able to show the largest, best assorted, and finest stock of FURNITURE in the city, including many NOVELTIES not obtainable elsewhere. ¥E CLAIM To sell Furniture of every de scription, at from 10 per cent to 25 per cent below all competing prices obtainable elsewhere. WE CLAIM To be able to demonstrate the above facts to the public by simply, comparing our goods and figures with those of our (would be) competitors. 251 k 258 Wabasli-av., KEAB JACKSOJT-ST. Set of Solid Rosewood Parlor Furniture for Sale. A set of Solid Rosewood Parlor Furniture (adonble set) of eleven pieces. haud-carved, Louis XIV. style, upholstered In Satin Damask drops of wine color; cost Si, 150. Not a handsomer set in the city. Can be had at a bargain. Apply to X. H. TVTTEELEK, &G Reaper Block, fl-5 South Clark-st._ AXIIiLiNERV. D. A. HEWES. NOW OPEN, All the FEW STYLES in Ladies’ and Oliildren’s TRIMMED HATS in all grades. *156 & 158 Wabash-av. Store So. 254 Hadison-st TO SENT FOR WHOLESALE BUSINESS. INQUIRE OF LAZARUS SILVERMAN, Chamber of Commerce. FOE SENT. From May 1. 18T9. the very desirable BANKING* OFFICE, No. 128 Washlngton-st.. corner of Kxchange £',:ice, east and adjoining CIIAMBF.U OF COMMERCE, rst available JVmklug or Freight Office in thccltr. Rent reasonable. Also, some choice OFFICES In same building. Apply to JOHN Q. WELLS. Boom 29, No. 126 v,'ushlugton*st. TO REMT. From May 1, LUMBER TARO, 330 feet on river, 126 feet on Lumber-st.. 353 feet deep, with 40.000 feet ground opposite, Ortlce, track, and planking on the premises. ‘Located at loot of Unionist. STORE, cor ner Fifth-av. and Adams-st,, at present occupied by U. U. Sbufeldl & Co. geo. McConnell, isoAcams-st. TO RENT. STORE No. 28 L.AKE-ST, Five stories and base* menu Very strongly built. C. J. HAMBLETON. NEW PUBLICATIONS* H. M. S. PINAFORE, THE GREAT SENSATION!! The “Gems” complete, with words and music. In Ido’s 10-Gent Mnstcal Mm. Numbers 17, 18 and 19 contain the vocal arrangement of the entire opera os presented in the principal thea tres of the country. 10 CENTS PER NUMBER. SO cents for the three numbers, and the complete opera. For sale by all newsdealers, or sent postage free. Ad dress S. L. illl’NUO. Publisher, BASES, BIDES* Etc. FOR SALS. Four car-loads of Hay and Ma nure Forks and Kakes and Hoes. Great inducements ottered to the trade in all kinds of Hardware. A, YV. WHEEHEIt, 141 Lake-st. BUSJXJJSS CAKDS. BOSTON STEAM GarseiClpiflifori's 44 &: 46 "West Adams-st, S. ROTHSCHILD & CO., Agents 00 TO JOHK JONES, 119 Deart>orn-st., and tret your Clothes Thoroughly Cleaned and Neatly Repaired. IsTGK Spring trucks and careful meu furnished to more furniture. Iff j Mlchlgan-av.. near Madlson-st. We Notice that Far-Avrav Closes Has opened a Turslsh Bazar at 107 'iVabash-av., 9ne block south of Field. Letter & Co., with a great variety of Ancient and Modern Rugs, and Carpets, and Em broideries: also, dlifercat Fancy Turkish Goods. HARDWARE.' It having become quite popular for dry goods Incas es to carry a line of Mard warc, I bare a large stock suitable for their wauls. A. W. WHEELER, 141 ILake-st. DEJ.ffILBDrSiS? 1, Is making some of the most wonderful cures on rec ord. Competent lady addUtimu in attendance. TOKENT. GKOCKCIEs. Fresh Siippliss TEAS! COFFEES, AND GROCERIES! G. Jevne’s, 110 & 112 Madison-st. (iiOMG HLONG TEA CO.) TTe Aim to Please Everybody, and Do Business on the Square, as Our Success Abundantly Proves. Our stock embraces ALL GRADES OF TEAS, from the cheapest to the very finest obtainable, and we offer GOOD DRAWS at 40 and 50 cents per pound. Wc do not, however, stoop to the disreputable practice of representing such goods aa “ the very host,'* and be lieve that all Intelligent persons know such pretensions to he simply absurd. We claim the following goods to be unadulterated and Of good value, selected with utmost care: Japan Teas 20. 25. 40. SO. CO. 75 Young Hyson 23. 40. 50. do, 75, «i Gunpowder 25. 40, 50. «o, 75. $1 Oolong.. imperial. COFFEES. Rio, ffreen Roaxtcd Rio Roasted Java Roasted Arabian Aloctia. Roasted Liberia STJO--A.ItS. Granulated Standard 3 White o.x. C 8 Yellow New Orleans While (Clorllied) New Orleans )...o SOAPS Al' JOBBING PRICES. PLorrs. BEST BRAXBS AT POPULAR PRICES, AKB WAR RANTED TO PLEASE. PRESERVES AND DELICACIES Of every description at lowest prices. C2T“ Country Orders have our Special Attention. Send for MARCH PRICE-LIST, mailed free to any address. ' C. JEVNE, 110 & 112 MADISOJf-ST. FIATS. ■LHP & CO, New York Fiftli-av. Hatters. Solely upon their merits have the productions of these celebrated Hat Manufacturers gained a popularity with the fashionable world seldom attained. Their Spring Patterns, both Silk and Pelt, which are a mar vel as to elegance, beauty, and du rability, are now being shown by their Chicago Agent, N. W. Cor. Clark and Mailison-sts. LETTER FIL£. Brown’s Perfect Ifir-Fi, The most complete system for filing correspondence now In use. READ TUB TKSTIMOMALS. Keith Bros, say: “We cheerfully recommend It as, In our opinion, the ocst in use.” The Ludington. Wells & Van Schalck Company say: ■“We can cheerfully testify that it is the most com* plete file we have ever used.” Gammon & Decrlug say: “We have tried almost every device known, and unhesitatingly give our pref* erence to Brown’s.” FostroasterPalmer says: “Superior In every respect. Gives better satisfaction than any other we have ever used In ibis office.” CULVER, PAGE, BOYNE & CO. M-A KrtTFACTUKBRS. 118 & 120 Monroe-st. REMOVAL*. REMOVAL. We hare removed our entire business to our new Wholesale and Retail Wabasli-ov. Stores, where we now exhibit by far the Largest and Richest Lines of CARPETS, FURNITURE. WaLL-PAFKR, BED DING, &c.(cmhractng all the Novelties of the Season), ever shown In the West. Cliicap Carpel Co., N. E. Cor. Wahash-ar, A Monroe-st. FRANCIS T. SCHLEGEL WIRE WORKS REMOVED TO 167 Madisoii-st., Chicago, IE. Heavy Crimped Iron and Wire Railings, Wire Signs, Flower Stands, Wire Forms tor Clothing and Dry Goods, Trees and Stands for Milliners and Hatters. ' FKU23TS, Oranges and Lemons Via New Orleans, free from frost. Dealers’ orders solicited In any quantity by S. P. SLADDEW & CO., Dealers In Fancy Groceries and Fruits, 8S Mlchlgan-ar. UISCELLAIVEOUSt Notice! Notice fa hereby given that Mr. T. Allen French Is no longer in our employ. we having this day severed ail connection whatsoever. All orders taken and unfilled bv Mr. French will In no manner be delayed. o> air. rre w stuo^G FURNITURE CO. March 8. 1679. MANUFACTURERS desiring to Introduce their wares In the Australian Colo* tiles will nlcase communlcftte with the advertiser, who will shortly return to that country. Can give all Infor mation desired. Is also willing to represent them at t ‘ip International Exposition in l* e u. References ex changed Address 5. ALTSCHULER, care Cahu.Wam pold & Co., Chicago. ]H. PEBSOISrAL. A lawyer: advice free: will gain yon tometlilnc or char*!* nothing: private matters confidential. Money Experienced. Address A 46. Trib une ofllce. OA-TICJA.VS* MAXAsSE, OPTICIAN. Tribune Uuiidlns. Flue Spectacles suited to *ll sights on scientific prlD' ciples. Opera anil Field Classes, Telescopes, Ml„ro scoped, Barometers, &c. SUNDAY, MARCH 9. 1879-SIXTEEN PAGES. CAGE ’EM! Tour bird will sing better In a new home. Sea will sell you a splendid wire cage FOB, 39 Cts., a larger one for 48 cts.,'a large brass cage. 98 cts., & fine brass cage. 87 cts.: a fancy brais cage. $1.40; as 4 cage for $1.93. YOUiSISPiT nt least be decent about It. and try one of those fancy painted Cuspadores, worth sl. but Which Sea la selling for 39 cu., and they are bcautlca. CUT OUT with a pair of black-lundlcd Shears (that some folks ask a quarter lor, but) which Sea sells for 4 cts. Hut cut what out? Why, those perfect-filling dresses that you are making with trie aid of thfe perfect-fitting, faultless ladles’favorite. Leslie * r CUT PATTERNS; PAPER,. SEA. 5 ® PRICES: 50c, 35c, I I FOB PATTERNS. 40c, 30c, I 'I He, 25c patterns 9c1200 patterns lac patterns ec | 10 patterns .25, 40. 50, CO, 75, $1 ,12W. 15. 17. IS ...15, IS, 20. 25 CATALOGUES FBEJE. TTsAATm Will hereafter be one of l<i Pi EM our principal Dcp’ts. Com jjuuiiu pare tuc s rices sasas STITIOSERT. SIXTH THOUSAND of the famous little Gems of Literature that we have been having such a rush for during (he post two weeks, will be opened to-morrow, and owing to the fact that the Poetical works of .Whittier.,Longfellow. Tennyson. Mrs. Remans. Scott, tmd Bvron are .picked out first, thusspolllng our variety, we audit necessary to In crease the prices of these few lo IS cents, but all the other Books, embracing* complete ’Library of Stand ard Works, will still be offered at the really ridiculous price of U cents. Remember they were Never sold for less 11 Ar\ 1 Bound In cloth. tbanoOccnttf. ll*Twl Many illustrations, and Include beside hundreds or other*, the works of Scott, Thomson. Coleridge, Dickens, Macaulay. Dr. Drown, Goethe, jjhaksfearc,-Kiugslcy, Pope, .Milton, Aldrich, and too many others to name. SEE OUR Books for He; Books for 10c: Booksfor 3Sc: Books for 4>c; and our $2 Books for 5Sc. Tennyson and Whittier (gold edges); any of Dickens' works, Scott's Waverlys; l *Oakriuge,”by J. Emerson Smith; **Memoirs, PcrsonalSketches,” etc., of Barry Cornwall; “Jack,*'by author of l, Sldonlc,” and doz ens, yes hundreds, of other Novels, /Histories, Fictions. Adventures, etc., etc., none worthless than $1.50, some worth S 3, all at ssc. Here Is yonr chance, SEA makes you a bona fide pro posal to sell you 2,000 KOVELS FOR 2Hc EACH! 12 different Novels ( 1.000 of each), every one complete in itself, at 2>£c each, or the full library of 12 for 2sc. These are not trash, but pure, delightful, entertaining reading. Will you accept? s -^■CXTO Albums, greatest variety and lorjesCi.'rfces In Chicago; L’fic album fo» 14c, album for ]§«;• noc album for 2uc, SI albums for 58c, A SCRAP AiiBUM. FOR 17c. BOX PABBR. We open to-morrow an. enormous ’.quantity of the finest quality London made stationery over Imported from Marcus Ward A: Co.. London, Eos. Each box con tatiiivdO sheets of finest paper and 50 finest envelopes. Elegantly perfumed and In three dlSTerent shapes of paper. Their price In London was 4SCU, or over $1 In our money, still we sell them for 29c a box. Ladies that can appreciate fine goods are Invited: to examine this extraordinary bargain- We also sell for 24 sheets of paper la I'Tlcl 24 envelopes In Klee Box. I I 2 I Klee Box. t3f" We now have three times as many Housekeeping Goods as ever before, and offer an uncqualcd variety at uticqu*led prices. An Immense quantity of new goods arc still on the way, to bo opened Thursuay,—sec Thursday’s Tribune. SEA, 7G STATE-ST. SEA’S MONTHLY (or Catalogue of Bargains), the first Issue Is all gone.— second edition ready to-morrow evening. Weareover fiooued with letters asking for It, lienee the delay, which please excuse. SEND FOR IT FREE. CABINET PORTRAITS in any desired style. Elegant and Superior to any produced elsewhere in the city, at the uniform price of $6 PER BOZEN. Card Photos, EXTRA FINE, only $3 per dozen. IST CHILDREN Photographed instantaneously. Baud’s Muiim cheap com Hocking Valley Coal 54.00 pc’* ton Hocking Valley Kut Coal 3.50 per ton Indiana Kui Coal 2.50 per ton Hard Coal at lowest Current Prices. The Hocking Valiev Coal, considering lu Cleanliaess and Durability, Is the cheapest fuel m the market. W. r. JBISXJD CO. Principal Office, 141 LaSall^-st. Branch Offices: Hast end Klnzle-«t. Bridge. Comer Klnzle and Peoria-sts. Corner Carroll and Ann-su. Wanted. A first-class business-man to traveL appoint aud su perintend a system of agents In the Northwest. Must have a clear comprehension of men and business, pos sess Indomitable energy and perseverance, and stand **A No. 1” In every way. A party having a knowledge of life-insurance, (sewing-machine, or agricultural-im plement trades will more readily appreciate the work required. Good salary paid, and equivalent expected. Address, with particulars, stating work and experience. Z 97. Tribune office. SITIIATIi fillEß By a first-class office man. Isa thorough accountant, cashier, correspondent, and credit man. Can furnish A l city references. Address V 41. 7 rlbune office. SITUATION WANTED By n. thoroughly competent man. who has had fifteen year*' experience In the who!c>a»e a occry trade, all In one house. as nookkeener. cashier, and salesman; has ;i Jar;:e country acquaintance cast, south, and west of Chlcr.ro; can refer to his preheat employers. Address Z 7* ( Tribune umce. CAGES. PATTERNS, Etc. IF THE NOW, DEAR Owing to the great demand for ART ST CD 80, COAL.. WANTED. WASHINGTON. Speakership Intrigues Devel oped the Last Twen ty-four Hours. Randall’s and Blackburn’s Adhe rents Working with Much Tigor. A Reported Trade Between Blackburn Men and the Greenbackers. Florida Democrats Ready to Confess to Frauds in 1876 Which Will Invalidate the Election of the Democratic Con gressmen. Illinois Democrats Interviewed on the Presidential Ques tion. About an Even Division Between tb© Old Men Tilden and Hendricks. Treasury Circular Segarding the New Four Per Cent Certificates. THE SPEAKERSHIP. LATEST FIOCRIXOS. Special Bisjxiicli to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., March 8.-— Tlie intriprue for the Speakership continues with its usual bit terness and energy. -Ex-Speaker Randall is ab sent in New York City, the supposed inicst of the Manhattan Club, but, contrary to expecta tion, he did not appear at the Club last night, although when he left he did so for the purpose of accepting the invitation. The use which his leading opponents, the Black burn men,' were disposed to make of this visit evidently determined Randall not to make himself conspicuous here. Blackburn himself was invited, but declined to go. The reason was that Blackburn considers that the Club has strong affiliations with Tildcn, whose irreconcilable opponent Blackburn is. The Speakership contest, indeed, is drawn sharply along the line of Tilden and anti-Til den. At all events that is the current theory the Blackburn side is endeavoring to give to the contest, and the Blackburn men declare that Randall’s visit to*New York is for the purpose of ORGANIZING TILDEN INFLUENCE in his behalf. To what extent this theory bolds good may perhaps be gathered from the utterances of some of the leading supporters of the Kentucky delegation. Not one favors- Tilden. HenklCr- of. Maryland, a pronounced unti-Bahdall man, and supporter of Blackburnfvis" T radical]y against Tildcn. Chalmers, of Mis&siopi, a strong anti* Randall man, is opposed to Tilden. The same istrue.of Clark, of .Missouri.;- Ewing, an anti-* Randall man, is radically-opposed to Tilden, and says his nomination would create great dissatisfaction and demoralization. Bright, of Tennessee, a prominent Randall man; and him self a possible Greeback candidate' for Speaker, says: “If the Democracy nominate Tildcn : they will be beaten, and I am not for him.” House, of Tennessee, also anti-Randal], enter tains similar views. Mills, of Texas, who has said that it the Democratic caucus should nom inate Randall for Speaker he would bolt Hie caucus, says that the Democracy WILL NOT UNITE UPON TILDEN, and that his nomination would be disastrous, Goode, of Virginia, who has declined his own candidacy for Speaker in favor of Blackburn,; says that Tilden has no chance whatever. He had his opportunity, but let It slip, and the South cannot forget this fact. On the contrary, some of Randall’s prominent followers arc open advocates of Til den. Blount, of Georgia, inclines to Tildcn. Money, of Missississippi, thinks Tilden will be nominated. Whitthorne, of Tennessee, one. of the Randall Chairmen in the last Congress and bis active supporter in this contest, thinks there is a growing sentiment among the masses in favor of the renomiuation of Tilden. In fact, the only Tildcn men in the House are found supporting Randall. The Randall men to-night claim ninety-five votes, Blackburn to-night says' that McMahon, of Ohio, is thoroughly his friend, and will not make an independent canvass. TUB STRENGTH OF THE GREENBACKERS is still an uncertain quantity. The pledges that they have secured from the soft-money Demo crats arc probably conditional, and in the event of Mr. Blackburn receiving the regular Demo cratic nomination, or even if he should stand as a bolting'candidate, the votes of the soft money Democrats* from the South will nat urally gravitate toward him, and it is quite probable that all votes from Northern soft money Democrats, who are pledged to sup port their caucus nominee, arc similarly con ditioned, and pledged to them only upon the event of Mr. Randall not receiving the regular Democratic nomination. In the event of a reg ular and a bolting Democratic candidate being in the field, the • balance of power, wtf ch the Nationals claim to hold, would be easily ab sorbed by the two Democratic candidates, and if the Democrats should finally agree upon a compromise candidate from their own party, such a man as Mr. McMahon, of Ohio, a solt monev Democrat, then the whole of it would go to McMahon, and the original straight-out Na tionals would be LEFT WITHOUT A FOLLOWING. The Democrats seem tA be much worried at the Greenback movement, and are moving heaven ami* earth to get all their membcrs-clcct from the Pacific Coast and other , distant localities here, and to have all their sick on the well list ami present in the House on the iSth. Reports received from Florida foreshadow one important disclosure affecting the Presidential election of ISTO in that State. Some of the men who were active in perpetrating the frands in Bisbee’s district last ‘ autumn, and who were caught, have come, to the conclusion that the candidates in whose interest IKey acted cannot save them from the Penitentiary. They arc now ready to confess not only the frauds of which they were guilty in ISTB, but also similar ones by which the greater part of the Republic an majority in that State was destroyed in. the Presidential election. THE EARLIEST REPORTS ' from Florida in 1870 represented the Repub lican . majority in that State as at least 1,000, and that * the returns from many of the Democratic counties were held back, as the Republicans then be lieved, in order that it might be ascertained how inudufc would be necessary to doctor the re turns from those counties in order to overcome the Republican majority in the remainder of the State. The recent confessions; which are to be used in prosecutions iUlhe Uniced States Courts in Florida, show that this theory of the Repub licans WAS CORRECT, and that the chances which the Democrats made In the returns from a single county* were suffi cient, if they were corrected, to take Florida out 01 the list of doubuul States, and make it Ke- publican on the face of the returns by so large a majority that if cvemhing which the Democrats claimed before the Canvassing Board bad been conceded to them, the Republicans would still hare been hundreds ahead. A TRADE. The Blackburn Democrats claim to-night that they have made a trade with the Grccnbackers on the following terms: The Grcenbackers to support the political amendments, and the Democrats to nominate for Speaker some one of the following five, any one of whom the Grcenbackers pledge themselves to support: Ewing, Ohio; New, Indiana; Blackburn, Ken tucky; Phelps. Connecticut; Sunset Cox, and one other. This Is one of the numerous plans submitted. DE LA MATYR. tfptcial Dispatch to The Tribune. Indianapolis, March S.—Dc La Matyr is at home, und, in an Interview, expressed an opin ion that the Grcenbackers would be able to con trol the organization of the House, although he is not favorable to putting in one of the Nation al party as Speaker. They are not of sulll cient experience. His own choice would be Gen. Weaver, of Illinois, for a Nation al, hut he favors a man of experience, and would be pleased with Randal], who is a brainy man, although he is for hard money. Kelley he wants as Chairman of the Ways ami Means. When asked directly, Do La .Matyr said he himself would accept the Speakership, but he did not want it. He avowed himselt to be thoroughly familiar with parlia mentary rules, but said the knowledge and ability to put them in practice were two dif ferent things. He said that his trip through the South in the interest of Greeubaekism he found no cases of bulldozing, ami did not be lieve such a thing existed. The Republican agi tation of the subject he declared the worst thing that could happen for the colored man, and be wanted the whole subject buried for ever. IN ST. LOUIS. St. Louis, March S.—William R. Mor rison, member of Congress from Illinois, arrived here to-day, and has expressed him self very freely about the contest for the Speakership of the House. He declares most positively that under no circumstances will he be a candidate himself; that he is op posed to Randall and in favor of a Southern man for that position, in order to test the ques tion whether Southern men can be put into prominent places with safety to the interests of the nation. He regards Air. Blackburn, of Kcntukey.as a brilliant ami able man,who would make an excellent Speaker. The Dost and Dispatch, of this city, published a strong editorial this afternoon against Ran dall, insisting that no member of Congress from this State, or the West generally, can vote for him without betraying the interests of their people. Ex-Gov. Throckmorton and Mr. Giddings, members from Texas, are also here en route home, and express the opinion that most of the Texas members and the Southern delegation will vote for Blackburn, and that Randall’s de feat is certain. PRESIDENTIAL RESULT OF INTERVIEWS WITH ILLINOIS DEMO- CRATS. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., March B.—ln the course of a scries of interviews on the Presidential question, the Illinois Democratic Congressmen are reported to have expressed the following views: Robert M. Knapp, Eleventh District, ex pressed the belief that Tilden is the coming man. He thinks that circumstances point to him as being unquestionably the best man in the nation for the position. William M. Springer, Twelfth District, thinks the Democratic nomination rests with Thurman, Bayard, Tilden, or Kendricks. As to the inves tigation of the cipher dispatches, he docs not think Mr. Tfldcn is in the least injured, but, on the other hand, it has been a great help to him. In his opinion, bad not the cipher dispatches Deen investigated. Mr. Tildeu’s . nomination would have been impossible. The investigation brought his nomination within the possibilities. His nomination, it might be said, depends upon how New York goes,, John P. Eden, Fifteenth District, has no matured opinion. Since the publication of the cipher dispatches and the testimony of Mr. Til den, he thought it was not improbable that TfLDEN WILL BE NOMINATED. Mr. Tilden’s testimony helped him greatly. His (EdenV) choice was Hendricks. Sparks, Sixteenth District, says the Demo cratic nominee must be Thurman. Since the last investigation Mr. Tildeu’s stock has in creased. This feeling’,* he thought, has gone out toward .Mr. Tildeu, in the .West especially, and makes his strength much greater.. Yet he thought the West was solid for Thurman. Morrison, Seventeenth District, declined to converse, as he did not know anything about the matter, and. moreover, the time for the nomination is too far ahead. flartzeil. Eighteenth District, Is of the opin ion that the fight for the Democratic nomination is between Thurman and Hendricks. In the West it looks that way. He declined to express an opinion relative to Mr. Tilden’s chances further than to say that future questions might affect him one way or the other. KichardW. Townshend, Nineteenth District, preferred not to express an .opinion as to the probable Democratic nominee. He was inclined to tnink that Tildcn will not be nominated, aud that he has but a small following in the South or West. The investigation had not affected him in the estimation of Democrats, so far as his integrity is concerned, but sound policy dic tates that the nominee should be some other man.. THE TREASURY. TUB FOUR PER CENT CERTIFICATES, Washington, D. C., March B. —The Secretary of the Treasury has issued a circular calling at tention to the 4 per cent refunding certificates of the United States to be issued under the pro visions of the act of Congress approved Eeb. 28, IST9, entitled, w An act to authorize the issue of certificates of deposit iu aid of the refunding of the public debt.” Each certificate will be of the denomination of $lO, will be made nearly of the form and size of the United States note, and will bear on its face and back the conditions of its Issue. Such certificates will be SOLD FOR LAWFUL MONEY afc par and accruing interest to dateof purchase, by the Treasurer of the United States at Wash ington and by the Assistant Treasurers at Bos ton, Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Philadel phia, Su Louis, and Sau Francisco, and the Treasurer of the United States at Washington and Assistant Treasurer at New York Trill also receive in paymentdrafts infavorof themselves, respectively, drawn on New York, which will be collected, and the excess, if any, returned to the despositors. The Secretary of the Treasury will also ac cept in payment certificates- of deposit of National banks specially designated to receive deposits on this account, but the refunding cer tificates will not be delivered until the certifi cate of deposit issued by the bank has been paid for by a Treasury draft or by deposit of A LIKE AMOUNT with the Treasurer or some Assistant-Treasurer of the United States, or until United States bonds of an equal amount arc substituted in their £tcad. All National banks, upon complying with Sec. 5,153, Revised Statutes of the United States, are inylted to become financial agents of the Gov ernment and depositories of public moneys ac cruing from such certificates. Money received by depository banks for such certificates will re main on deposit with said banks, subject to the order of the Treasurer of the United States, and calls for the redemption of bonds will issue from time to time, as the Secretary mav direct. All bauKs. bankers, Postmasters, and other public officers, aud all other persons are in vited to aid in placing these certifi cates. They can make their , arrangements through the National banks for the deposit of the purchase-money. Commissions 'will be al lowed on the purchase of these certificates as follows: On an aggregate of SI.OOO and not exceeding 5103,000 in any one calendar month, i/ ofl per cent, and any amount. rxceediug §I OO,OOO in like period a commission or -of 1 per cent on the excess, and parties purchasing at one time 51,033 or more of certificates will be entitled to receive them FREE OF CIIAIIOE FOR TRANSPORTATION. The certificates will be ready far delivery PRICE FIVE CENTS. Anril 1,1879, at which date they will begin to bear interest, which will bo payable npon the conversion of the certificates into 4 per cent bonds. The Secretary also announces that as soon as practicable $lO certificates will be issued under this law similar in form and upon like similar conditions to those above described, to be regis tered on the books of the Treasury in the name of the owner, which name will also be entered on the face of the certificate. THE FOUR PER CENTS. Subscriptions to the 4 per cent Government loan, since yesterday’s report, ' aggregate WILLIAM E. CHANDLER. PREDICTIONS. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., March S.—William E. Chandler appears as the Samuel among the prophets. In a published letter he vouches for the stalwart Kcbablicanism of President Haves, predicts impending ruin to the Democracy as the result of persisting in their revolutionary plans, and declares that as a consequence Demo cratic fatuity and obstinacy will sound the knell of the Democratic party. He refers to an old statement of Murat Halstead that Hayes was liable to become the most radical of Presidents, and confidently asserts that this radicalism is going to manifest itself in a distinct and uncompromising veto of any effort, whether in au appropriation hill or to wipe out the safeguards of elec tions, and predicts that Hayes will unite cor dially with the Republicans of every grada in fighting the momentous battle for vital Re publican principles which is to be waged without intermission from the 18th of March until No vember, 18S0. Finally, Mr. Chandler has no doubt of the issue of the battle. He believes the extra session will make an end of the Dem ocratic danger. The greed of the Democracy will destroy them. The devil Is m them ail,'aml their fate will be that of the crazy herd of swine. NOTES AND NEWS. INELIGIBLE. Washington, D. C., March S. —The seat of Daniel O’Reilly, from the Second Congressional District of New York, is contested on the ground that he is a deserter from the Union army. .O’Reilly was elected by the independent Democrats and Republicans over Lltchtield, the regular Democratic candidate. EX-SENATOR PATTERSON has received a letter from the Attorney-General of South Carolina announcing the canceling of the indictments against him in that State. Mr. Patterson leaves soon to take an important trust under the Southern Pacific Railroad Com pany in Arizona. TUB EIGHT-HOUR SYSTEM. Congressman-elect March will introduce a joint resolution, at the special session, declaring eight hours a legal day’s work for all laborer* and mechanics employed by the Government. CONTRACTS AWARDED, The Post-Oflice Department has awarded con tracts for four years* mail service in Wisconsin, to begin with July next. A COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION is ordered for clerkships in Class 1, in the Pen sion Bureau. PETROLEUM. A Blttl* Bight Thrown upon the Oleogin* oas Mnddlo In Pennsylvania. Special Dispatch to The Trioune. Philadelphia, Pa., 3larch B.—There is an evident purpose on the part of the Common wealth’s counsel and oil prodneers to show cor rupt collusion between the Pennsylvania Rail-- road and the Standard Oil Company. It must be confessed that so far they have signally failed. The contract telegraphed you.ycsterrtay • was very plain as to its specifications, and tCKlay Third Vice-President Cassatt Eraiikly the conditions which led to the making of the ■ contract with the Standard Oil Company. He said that the transportation of oil over the Pennsylvania Company’s lines in January, 3877, was by the Empire Transportation Com pany, a private corporation, and various other lines to New York and Philadel phia. The work was done by contract with the Empire Company, which, in addition to 1,000 trucK-cars and 400 other cars, also had control of certain pipe-lines, ana had an interest in refineries. The Standard Oil Company ceased to transport its oil by the Pennsylvania Rail road* according to the combination, in March, 'the Standard Oil Company and the Empire Transportation Company, being distinct corpo rations. did not harmonize well together. This led to competion, and the prices of oil in the. oil regions were raised, while at the seaboard they were depressed. This was due to the manipulations of the market by the Standard Oil Company, In the combination against the Pennsylvania Railroad the New York Central, Eric, Balti more & Ohio, Lehigh Valley, Reading, Lake Shore Great* Western Railroad Companies and the united pipe lines combined with the Standard Oil Company. It was a war upon the shinpers of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany, and it was intended as an opposition . to the Empire Transportation Bine, and u in Au gust, 1877,” said Mr. Cassatt, “Mr. Rockafeller, President of the Standard Oil Company, Will iam E. Worden, of this city', and others, entered into negotiations with 1 the Pennsylvania Rail road Company. I acted on behalf of the latter Company. The first meeting was at St. George’s Hotel in this city, and the subject of discussion was whether some contract could do made with the Standard Oil Company by which this competition should cease. The Standard Company insisted that they could made no con tract or' arrangement while the oil business of the Pennsylvania Railroad was carried on through the Empire Transportation Company, which came up as a rival and menace to the Standard Oil Company. The Empire Company had a refinery at New York, which the Standard Company did not like, anti threatened to with draw its patronage from the Pennsyl vania Railroad Company; but the final alarm was given when, subsequent to the complaints by the Standard Com pauv, the Empire started refineries at Philadelphia. The Standard Company Insisted that the first condition of coming back to the, Pennsylvania Railroad Company was that the Empire Company should cease to refine in com petition, and the standard was supported by three trunk tines. The Standard Oif Company wanted the Pennsylvania to buy the united pipe lines, but the Pennsylvania Railroad had no negotiations with the latter Company. Aa agreement was finally consummated with the Standard Oil Company about the Ist of Octo ber, 1877, bv the purchase of the Empire Trans portation Company by the Pennsylvania Rail road Company, the Standard Oil Company fur nishing all the money required. FINANCIAL Saw Francisco, March S.—The failure of Godchaux, Bros. & Co., is now known to be more disastrous than the most panic-stricken of its creditors would have dared to suppose. A care ful examination of their affairs shows that the assets of the firm amount to only $475,000, of which $75,000 is in stock, and the balance in book-accounts, notes, etc. The liabilities are over 51,000,000. The creditors are gamiabceiug debts wherever dne. Much of the $400,000 due the firm had been assigned to the creditors previous to the announcement of the failure, and much of it being due from retail houses in this city, which have also become embarrassed. It is asserted there will be a shrinkage of prob ably 50 per cent in the amount of assets stated. St. Paul, March B.—Henry Breidcr, whole sale hardware dealer, has been dosed by attach ment. Liabilities, $33,000; assets, $38,000; thought to be solvent. THE UPPER MISSOURI. Yankton, D. T., March B. —The 1 Missouri River opened to-day from Yankton to Fort Randall, and the ice is running out rapidly. Three of the Coulson boats will be launched from the dock Monday, and these and the bal ance of the fleet will be ready for the season’s work by the end of next week. Great excitement exists in the upper coun try over a peremptory order from the Indian Department removing all wood-choppers and ranchmen from the Sioux country. Uow steam boats are to be supplied with fuel this season, and how Government wood and hay contracts are to be filled without wnite men to do the work, is an interesting problem.