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THE isTATIOAL BEPUBLICA3T, FJHDAY MORNING, JANTJAIiY 14, 1881. ' I'V W 'l. bm'1 s ! ? i I .;: - i ,i i n H-Vi - f 5 ft'fi ' i- ! j',1 THE Rational Republican POE 1SS1. PROSPECTUS, The National Republican hegins the new year under new management and with new material. It will be a stahcart Republican journal. It will be the best newspaper in the District of Columbia. It will furnish during the sessions of Con gress a satisfactory report of 'the proceedings, and will at all times give complete information of the official doings in all Departments of the Government. It will ghe all interesting information that can be legitimately obtained concerning the intentions and policies of the ruling power. In District affairs it itill know only the best interests of the people vpon whose favor it re lies, and will at all times co-operate with pro gressive citizens, without regard to their polit ical predilections, who have measures lo.pro pose and advance for the improvement of the National Capital. It will furnish a daily record of all the in teresting social events of the city, making Us society department a special feature. It will give telegraphic news from all parts of the u-orld reached by the wires, and iu Us editorials and foreign, domestic, and city news will keep pace with the times. THU NATIONAL REPUBLICAN Is published dally (Sundays cscepted) by The Xational Itfjiublican Printing Company At 1303 PtarxsYiiVAXiA Avenue. TEKlvlS: One copy one year -. $G 00 One copy one month . . 50 Address National RnrucLiOAN, M'ushtnpron, I). C. E AMUSEMENTS TO-NIGHT, Natiokat, Theatre " Virginius." "Ford's OrEi-A-nousc "Daniel Rocliat." Tiikatki Comiquk Ella May's Blonde Troupe. ABxns's New SIusic IIaix Curti's Spanish Stu dents. WASHINGTON, D. C, JANUARY 14, 1SS1. A new railway is projected from Day ton, Ohio, to Evansville, Ind., 240 miles. Fifty thousand dollars have been sub scribed. Do you know that you can have your spoiled postal-cards redeemed at the rate of four cents for every five cards by ap plication to the nearest post-office? The Governor of Utah has awarded the certificate of election as congressional delegate to Hon. A. G. Campbell. Can non will go off and make preparations for an adverse report. The first section of the new American Union Telegraph cables to Europe will be laid in May next. There is a strong demand for more lines, but the opposition from the old companies has hitherto kept the new projects from being carried out. The oyster isavery singular creature. It drinks in warm weather, but refuses in cold. Consequently it gets thinner in a cold snap. It is thinner now in appear ance and also in quantity, and higher in price. This warm weather will cause it to grow in the first particular and shrink In the latter. Good ! It will he discreditable to the Senate if the pension bill passes without an amend ment making provision forabetter method of determining who are entitled to pen sions. If an ordinary business firm under the same conditions had paid out the im mense sums paid to pension claimants last year they would be adjudged proper subjects for an inquiry de lunatico. Blaine on Grant, Mr. Blaine has spoken directly to the point in his interview with a New York Tribune correspondent upon the subject of the Logan bill for placing General Grant on the retired list. lie opposes any general legislation which would make provision for all ex-Presidents, be cause he looks with disfavor on a pen sion list for civilian officers. "When asked what his reasons are for making a dis tinction for General Grant, he says plum ply and fairly : Simply on the ground of fair play. The people of the United. States look General Grant from a good life position and made him President. There is in many caes a good deal of nonsense talked about " the office seeking theman;"butin General Grant's case, at least for his first term, the office did seek the man. The people asked him to give up his life position and serve them in an office of short tenure; and I think now, on the ground of lair play and square dealing, the people owe it to General Grant to leave him in as good a position as they found him when they demanded that he eliould serve them as President. This is about the fairest thing we have yet heard said by any one outside of Gen eral Grant's immediate friends-. Many of us well remember how glo'omy things looked in 1S67 and 1868, when the use of patronage by Andrew Johnson and the defection of many strong men under a mistaken idea of what was really best had divided the party in nearly ever- State, while the Pendleton scheme for paying the bonds in greenbacks was undermining us among thousands of un reflecting people. There were no rivals of Grant no man wanted the Republican nomination. The universal thought was : Grant alone can win," while the pre vailing fear was that he might refuse to accept. He struggled with himself long, and when he yielded to the general de mand it Avas to lead a forlorn hope, as was thought, and to give up a life posi tion. Southern Democrats who are not hope lessly joined to idolatry of the '"Lost Cause" will, we think, vote for the Lo gan bill. They will realize the truth that General Grant's candidacy in 1S6S was not so much partisan as patriotic. He led the party in opposition to the effort then made to vindicate the confederate cause. Northern Democrats, fresh from the memories of the late campaign, are excusable for not feeling equal to the work. Alluding to the question of General Grant's financial condition, Mr. Blaine scouted the idea of dealing with the sub ject as one would deal with charity. He said: Whether General Grant be worth a million, or only a thousand, has nothing to do with it. If the "Nation owes anything to General Grant it has no right to inquire into his circumstances as a pre liminary to payment. I think it in very bad taste to be making an inventory of General Grant's property, or to be discussing in any way his finan cial condition. That belongs to him as a private gentleman and is not matter for public discussion. Mr. Blaine has spoken the right words, as General Logan did the right thing in introducing his bill. "We hope the latter will be sustained by the great body of the Senate in pressing the measure to earl' consideration. Information Given. To the Public: A great deal has been said in the newspapers recently about General Mahone and myself. The great questions that agitate the writers are as to whether I want to be Secretary of the Senate; and, if so, whether General Mahone will aid me in securing it. As the Eepublican Senators have as yet expressed no prefer ence for anybody for that place in the event of being able to control the Senate, it would seem rather premature for any one to go in quest of a single vote. But as I am not to blame for the foolish as sumption that Senator Mahone's vote is alone required to restore me to the position named, so I am excusable for ridding my self, once for all, of these annoying per sonal references to myself. I therefore volunteer the following in formation to all whom it may concern : I. Although I am well acquainted with General Mahone, and am personally his friend, I have never conversed or corre sponded with him in reference to the of fices of the Senate in general, or of the office of Secretary of the Senate in par ticular. I have not, directly or indi rectly, in person or by others, sought or elicited any expression from him as to how he would vote in the Senate concerning the office named or any other, and I do not know what his course wyin that regard. I shall not at any thrtereafter solicit his vote or that of any other Senator for any office. I never have at any time solicited a Senator's vote for myself for election to or retention in of fice, although I served nearly eleven years as Secretary of the Senate, during which time two hundred Senators, less one, had seats in that body. II. It is also publicly stated that I wish to be elected Secretary of the Senate by General Mahone's vote, although other offices and the committees may remain unchanged. To this I reply that I should consider myself unfaithful to the party to which I belong were I willing to accept office under such circumstances. In conclusion, I wish to say that I am simply endeavoring to convince the Republicans who will listen to me that, if Independentism is thirty-two thousand stronger in Virginia than is Eepublicanism, and equally as re liable for all patriotic purposes, it would be a monumental folly for the Bourbons to be aided by a hopeless three-cornered fight this year in a State contest. If my view should be adopted it might enlarge the anti-Bourbon party in Virginia, to the inconvenience of those who see in it only the crumbs of Federal patronage and one or two congressional districts; but it would insure the colored people against being remanded to the political slavery from which General Mahone and his sup porters have emancipated them. Those who prefer a small party will of course cry loudly for the party name ; but in my opinion the time has come when the South should go into the hands of all who have proven themselves zealous in main tenance of the national authority and the equal rights of citizens. GEOEGE C. GOEHAM. The Next Attorney-General. Amid all the discussions of the several Cabinet places nothing is said as to who is to be Attorney-General. And yet, as this place shall be well or indifferently filled, so will the administration of Gen eral Garfield be a success or a failure in the most important part of the work ex pected of it. The present Attorney-General is a thorough Eepublican, and de serves, as he has, the good opinion of the country for his good intentions. But he has been hampered throughout by a Democratic House of Representatives, which failed to make appropriations, to sav nothing of the causes which have led to the selection of feeble or adverse sub ordinates in the Southern States. The incoming administration will have smoother sailing. It will probabby have the support of both Houses of Congress from the beginning. There will be no entangling alliances with law-breakers by whose seeming grace the country was saved from a revolution of which it had been in no danger, and there will be no excuse for allowing the offenders against law to select District attorneys who are to withhold indictments or marshals who are to avoid making arrests. "We hope the Attorney-General that is to be will be a man of thorough insight into character; a man of iron will and nerve ; a man devoted to human rights and the laws enacted in their behalf; a man who cannot be humbugged by a plausible cut-throat or deceived hy the false pretenses of perfidious men. "We hope he will be a man of rare judgment in selecting subordinates, and able to discern earnestness as distinguished from bluster. Then we hope he will be al lowed to control the affairs of his De partment, and that no miserable desire to accommodate Senators who despise our laws and countenance resistance to them will be allowed to control a single appointment. The plain English of the case is that the Republican party believes in the Fourteenth aud Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution, which were adopted to make secure the freedom which eman cipation gave to the blacks. The Dem ocratic party does not believe in those amendments. The' are the written law, to sustain which will be the highest and most determined aim of our party until resistance to them shall cease. Contempt for and disobedience to them are the unwritten law of the Democracy. If we mistake not, General Garfield's administration is to test the power of the written law against the unwritten law. The Democratic South does not believe we are in earnest. They have had good reason to doubt our sincerity. Our his tory has stained pages telling of faithless ness and desertion of these amendments. The Southern Bourbon blood-hound fawned and declared that he did not like blood. But we have learned that " when he fawns he bites," and now all law-abiding men everywhere are ready to restrain him. Our election laws as they are, or as they may be amended, are to be en forced. Violations of them are to be prosecuted. Foul play, fraud, bull dozing, false counting, intimidation, re sistance to the election laws all are to be met with the power of the law. Offenders must not ;have milk-and-water men to deal with. Our district at torneys and marshals must be made from the best material and above them must be a minister of justice who will sustain them in rigid performance of duty, and cause their removal for any falling short in that regard. If collisions are to come let the strength of the Nation and those who resist its laws be tested. Let us have a stalwart, able, and true Attorney-General. "We have received the advertisement of a New York firm which has ten-cent books for sale. We are not in noed of any, but they are so cheap and apropos that we refer them gratuitously to the following : "How to Flirt" Milton Sayler "How to Dolt" Hewitt "How to Dance" Army and Navy "How to Become Rich" English "How to Write Letters" Barnum " How to Become Beautiful". . .Sparks and Weaver " How to Become a Ventriloquist" The Speaker "How to Entertain an Evening Party". .Sam Ward "Shorty's Jokes" .ditto Cox "Muldoon's Jokes" John Kelly "Ireland'sStruggles" Redpath " The Boys of New York Minstrel Guide and Joke Book" Fernando Wood Has the reign of investigations passed? There is the Morey-letter opportunity, for instance. How Potter would have jumped at it ! But it lingers aud lingers, a tempt ing bait. And yet as great a man as Hewitt has never disclaimed his belief that Garfield wrote it. The committee of five on the suppres sion of the evidence of the abuse of the franking privilege by Democratic mem bers in the late campaign are making a start. They will report contemporane ously with Mother Shipton's catastrophe. Geoege "W. Cams' vigorous bombard ment of the New York Republican ma chine at Albany has resulted in the defeat of all the candidates except Senator Conkling's warm and intimate friend, Hon. Thomas C. Piatt. The only persons who are ever believed to have been really opposed to the frank ing privilege are the late Horace Greeley and ex-Representative Hill, of New Jersev. PERSONALITIES. Madame Thiers was the proof-reader of her husband's speeches. Governor McClellan is oppy$ed to re ducing the stipend of Jersey school techers. Chicago is in mourning. Cincinnati led her by S3.000 for four nights of Bernhardt. It is thought Dennis Kearney's fine Italian hand can be seen in the Chinese treaty. The artist Beard has recovered from his long illness and is again wielding the brush. General Butler's yacht is rejoicing in a fresh expenditure of 10,000 for her spring suit. The Countessof Paris started the habit of wearing a coat of arms on her bonnet strings. Presidents command a higher figure in France than they do here. Grevy draws $20,000 a month. Miss Emma TncRsuy has captured the critics and other people with bad livers at Baden Baden. Governor Hoyt and other persons of note attended the funeral of Colonel Monies at Scranton. Colonel R. C. "Wintersmith, of Ken tucky, has arrived in town, and is stopping at the Ebbitt House. The Empres3 of Russia, recently de ceased, had to leave without a jewel-box valued at 23.000,000 francs. GENERALHANCocKhassent an autograph letter to a little Lancaster girl, thanking her for a Christmas present. The rumored marriage of Vice-President Wheeler is denied. This leaves the track clear for Judge Devens. Somebody wants to know how it would do to have Charles Francis Adams give a stage kiss. Put it ofl' till the first week in August. The Cincinnati Gazette is out with a pict ure of Secretary Sherman. It is understood the injured man places the damages at 510,000. Jay Gould is put down as an elder in one of the Xez Perces Indian churches out West. He will control the board in about three weeks. Hon. H. R. Stephenson, collector of customs at Cincinnati, a position he has held four teen years, died suddenly Tuesday morning after a week's illness. A Minnesota girl, who thought seri ously of going through immersion the other day by a Baptist brother, got a stocking full of water when the thermometer was fifteen degrees below, and exclaimed: "It's too cold; I'll wait till spring!" MissLouisaMcLaughlin, the discoverer of painting under the glaze of pottery, realizing that art, like health, was free to all, told her pro cess to other artists, explained it to reporters, and even published a book giving directions. A man lias now taken her process aud patented it. Sydney Smith's wit was once happily aired on Mrs. Grote, the wife of the historian. This lady, as is related in the memoir of her by Lady Eastluke, appeared at an evening assembly in a large turban, which was frightfully unbecom ing. The witty parson, who was present, called attention to the hideous head gear, and added; "There! you see the origin of the word 'gro tesque.' " IfflRli Old Art. On the day when the guns fired their heaviest charges at the recent trial of Her Majesty's ship In flexible, the Chevalier de Martino, an Italian naval officer long resident in England, and cele brated as an artist for his historic paintings repre senting the battle of Trafalgar, was on board the steam-lug which was in attendance on the iron clad. The weather was extremely rough, but the Chevalier was anxious to make sundry sketches of the ship from a moderate distance, and effected his object by being lashed to the bridge of the steam-tug as she lay ofTfrom the Inflexible. From tliis effective point of view, with the spray dashing over him, the artist succeeded in taking rough sketches of the big ship as she steamed rapidly through the waves and tired her enormous guns. . Bough on tlie Jlilitarj". If Darwin is right in his evolution theory, it would appear that man must derive a good deal of his military instinct from the baboon.. A gentleman who has resided several years in Southern Africa informs us that the baboons invariably post a sen try upon some precipitous elevation. The sentry sits with his back to the enemy. Upon the ap proaclvofa party or parties of white people, this military man gives the alarm, andthc entire army of baboon, come scampering down the hills, forall the world like an Irish landlord running away from a potato bogaboo. -Vcio York Commercial Ad- vcrtiiCr. Just I.IUc tlie Hoys. A Sunday-school superintendent in Kentucky recently found the followingseulimeutchalked on his blackboard: "Plees Mr. SupkbisTeji-ent don'T FiRe oFF STories evp.Y Sunday at Us boys wiTh an awFuI Exampul of a bAD Boy in eAch oF TheM. i a u Gi 1 US A Kfcdl'! IV IT TO THE GIRLS. O SLOW." Instrnctlusr the Jtirx. Iu a Boston school they have a custom of voting for the best boy in tchool. The boys andgirls both vote and vote as they please, but in counting the ballots a curious system is adopted. Each vote is multiplied by the number of years the elector has passed in the school. In justification of popular suffrage it is said that the pupils generally cnooso the boy whom the teachers think worthy of the prize medal. Buffalo Courier. A Card-In" Giant. The Milwaukee Sun speaks of a person who " turned as pale as the ace of spades." We always supposed the ace of spades was red, aud was hard to distinguish from the jack of of diamonds, as we believe that card is called where the figure wears a crow i.XorrteUmn Herald. Bnyiuc; Short on tho Needle. People who buy chips from the obelisk at high prices will be delighted to know that not a grain of that stone has beeii carried away that every particle broken ofl", by accident or purposely, is safely locked up by Commander Gorringe. New Yorl: Evening Mail. 4 Correct. Senator Ben Hill, of Georgia, declares that Dem ocratic follies brought about the defeat of that party in the late campaign. And follies will de test it so long as such men as the Hamptons, Hills, and Lamara lead it. Haickeye. Hunt the Kascal Down. Mr. S. S. Cox says his frank was forged. Who did it? Perhaps it was the man who forged the More letter. Perhaps Barnum knows. Hunt the rascal down. A LESSON IN LOVE. (ANGELINA, SINGING.) Coo. Edwin, dearest, softly first, then louder; Kiss, Edwin, darling blow your kisses here, Lest you should spoil mv pearly bloom of powder, Or disarrange the curls above my ear. Come, Edwin, with a graceful feline stealing I cannot box your ears with sleeves s-o tight ; I should derange my symmetry by squealing, And, then, high heels forbid my running, quite. We will indulge in love "cum grano salis," We won't'be rough and rude and commonplace; The culminating bliss of wise love's tale is A hand kiss printed with respectful grace I TVhlte or Black Xecbtlcs. To tlie Editor of The National Republican : The undersigned having bad occasion recently to attend a "formal affair" In the "Monumental City," presented himself before liis hosts bedecked in the inevitable white necktie." Observing with some degree of surprise tiiat we were the embar rassing cynosure of all eyes, and apparently ob jects of much curiosity and consternation to our Baltimore friends, one of our hosts was quietly called aside by us and solicited for an explanation of the seeming mystery. Patting us gently on the shoulder, and with a mingled expression of com miseration and disdain, he exclaimed: " My dean fellahs, your ties are not en regie, you know; by Jove, they're not. Aw, weally, had your faces, aw, been concwealcd from view, I'd 'avc taken you for some ofthe garcons; ar,'pon my word, I would weally;" and hereupon he patted us again compassionately, aud pointing in sinuatingly to one of the domettiques, who was then announcing the arrival of a tardy guest silently withdrew, while we, mcchanicall y direct! ing our gaze to the point indicated by our facetious host, shudderedjmd realized tlie truth and justice of his cruel remarks, to say nothing of the awk wardness of our position, as our tear-bedimmed eyes rested upon the. now to us repulsive u-hite tie which adorned the apoplectic-like neck of the laquais to whom our attention had been called. fchortly after this unfortuuafc event, and with the view to avoid being caught again in so em barrassing a predicament, we instituted careful and diligent inquiries as to what was en regie in the matter, and learned, from what we are modest enough to believe the very best authority, that so ciety latest decree with regard to ties is that for a grande panire or "formal ailair" they should be black, in order not to assimilate or conflict with those (white) now so universally indulged in by waiters or lackeys, to whose toilets the w bite .neck ties had some time stficc been relegated. In view of this information, and being fully cognizant ofthe seemingly incredulous fact that Washington at tho soonest'is not less than a whole year behind the bcavjnondc in its adoption of the modes, we concluded that its dictum as to what is and what is not en regie was not the safest or best to be guided by, and at the most faulty, and hence that we had innocently committed an egregious error iu appearing at the ailair above referred to in a white necktie in accordance with such dictum. It scorns, however, that we are are adrift and at sea again, for on glancing over last Sunday's issue ofthe Herald the following meets our eye : "Some curiosity is felt to know whether the two young gentlemen who appeared at Marini's Hall Wednesday evening in black neckties thought they were at a kindergarten. If the Bachelor's German is not, the soeietv of Washington will be at a loss to understand what is a formal atfair." This-insinuates, as will be observed, that black neckties are not en regie for " formal affairs." Or is it that we are to be governed in such mat ters (as would seem to be the case) by the custom or fashion of each particular place? Will you, Mr. Editor, induce some authority in such matters to step forward and settle beyond cavil the mooted and much perplexing question, so that there may be no uncertainty in the minds of those gentlemen who contemplate participating in the inaugural ball fas to whether a black or a white necktie is en regie for such a formal affair? R. F. F. i Dr. Ranlcln's Rejoinder. Dear Brethren: Had it not been for the kind ness of a friend I should have entirely missed the graces and amenities of your card in The Republi can of Wednesday. My intention at the Sunday meeting to which you allude was to give you both the credit, which has been widely accorded one of you all over the country, of having inaug urated the movemennbr the enforcement of the license law in this District. I am suro I read a paper written by Presiding Elder Brown at the first public meeting in Lincoln Hall, where Dr. Lanahan presided. I am sure, too, that Dr. Lana han made the first suggestion I ever heard in ref erence to a removal of the Commissioners; and this at a meeting ofthe pastors in his own church. But if I have been mistaken as to your real views, or you have since changed your minds, I owe you an humble apology. I do not admit that the re port of The Republican, other than above ex pressed, gives cither the intent or spirit of my re marks. But as Dr. Lanahan had an opportunity to ask me personally if it did in his church on Monday morning last, after my remarks had been reported, I do not think it worth while to speak of that now. Perhaps an inquiry at that time would have addled the incubation in progress. I am frank to say toyou,gcntlcmcn, that, though my personal feelings toward Commissioner Mor gan are those of entire kindness and if I have injured him personally I sincerely regret it I hold him mainly lesponsible for the failure to enforce the license law. Tlie contents ofthe letter he sent marked confidential had been made public by himself before I saw 'it, and I replied to him at once that I could not treat it as confidential. He was appointed to office on recommendation of yourselves and the W. T. U. ofthe District as a pro nounced temperance man. He asked to have the subject of licenses assigned specially to himself. And from his thorough acquaintance with the city and the haunts of crime and vice here, as chief of Solice, no man knows so well as he just where and ow the license law is violated, nor, would he do his duty, is there a betler man for the place. You will excuse maif I suggest what may not occur to you, that some good people may possibly think that, having raised this storm, now that you see on whose devoted head it threatens to burst you seek to allay it. I know of no personal ends thought of or sought to bo advanced at the Sunday meeting. I have no candidate, and know of none who call themselves so. I did not know that you protested against the calling ofthe meeting. 1 was not present when it was voted to call it, asd if either of you were I have been misinformed. I believe that, having raised this entire question yourselves, the pastors have gone forward in examination of it, until the Commissioners are convicted of neglecting to en force the law. of violating its provisions, of inter preting it in the interest ofthe liquor traffic; this, when thej have given their solemn oath that it shall be laithfully enforced. And I know of no reason why I should not say so. If this be a gross abuse of anybody, I must stand convicted of it. With entire respect for you personally, and with thanks for the courteous and gentlemanly tone of your card, may I not say in the language of a dis tinguished Southern correspondent of the Secretary- ofthe Treasury, that mv residence is 91 Grant Place. Very truly yours, J. E.RANIUX. Correspondence on "Virginia Aflhlrs. The following correspondence will be read with interest: Washington, D. C, January 8, 18S0. My Dear Sir : I have been so much surprised in the last few days at the tone of The National Re publican oi tins city in its editorials on Virginia afiairs that I have concluded to call your attention to the matter. As I know from my personal ac quaintance with you that you are devoted to the cause of Republicanism and hold a well-merited position in the councils of the party in Virginia, I would like to know, as a Republican voter iu the fatate, whether the position which has been and is being advocated by The National Republican in regard to Virginia afiairs iu connection with Gen eral Mahone and his party meets with the ap proval or indorsement of the Republican execu tive committee of theState" The result ofthe last election in Virginia shows a strong and grow ing tendency in favor of the Re publican party, and however plausible and appa rently satisfactory the statement ofGeneral Mahone (as published in The National Republican of this date) may appear, I am well satisfied that under the Republican banner a platform can be presented to the intelligent voters of the State which will be considered honorable alike to the Old Dominion and its creditors. As we are well aware, the Readjuster vote in the last election was not one-tlurd as large as that cast by the Republicans, and the proposition that the latter should surrender to the lomier appears to me very much like asking that the "mountain should go to Mohammed." Hoping that you may give me nu early answer, I remain, yours, verv truly, M. TRIMBLE. General A. A. Spitzer, Secretary of Virginia Repub lican Executive Commute, Richmond, 'a. Rooms op Republican State Executive Cojimittee of Virginia, Richmond, January 10, 1S31. My Dear Major : Yours of the 8th instant to hand, and an agreeable surprise. You ask me if the foreshadowing of The Republican recently in regard to Mahone and Virginia politics meets with the approval of mv committee. I answer emphat ically, "No! We do not believe in, nor will ice make, ant entangling alliance. We will pursue the same policy which carried us so near to victory in No vember last, feeling assured that we will have all to gain and nothing to lose. If General Mahone means good to Virginia Republicans, the way for him to prove it is to declare himself a Republican; but the moment he does it lie become of -no value to ns, for he will lose all his following by reason of that very declaration in this Stale, and make more solid the Bourbons. No,sir. We are Republicans, and as such we arc going to 'fight it out on Uial line, f it lakes ut all summer." ARTHUR A. SPITZER. M. Trimble, Washington, D. C. The Home JTIissionary Field. Some philanthropist sent a Bible to a Milwaukee editor in hopes of doing him some good, aud he thought it was a new publication and wrofe a re view of it in which he said the production was a failure. If It was intended for a novel it lacked plot, and if for a history it was full of improbable incidents. He couldn't recommend it. Boston I'lantcrtpt. Sure Remedy. Two fast young men of Galveston were talking about matters and things. One of them said: "I am in bad health. I toss about in bed all night long. Can't get a wink of sleep." "I've got a remedyforthat," responded thcother. 'What is it?" " Don't go to bed at all. Set up all night and play poker." For the 3Ien on the Hill. Arkansas can afford to snap her fingers at pol itics. With plenty of bread and meat to feed her people, and as many more as may choose to cast their lot with us, nothing is wanted to keep on the high road to prosperity nnd progress but wise, equitable, and common-sense legislation. Little Rock Uazcttc. Inning Called For. The SweetSinger of Michigan has'writtenapoem eulogizing General Garfield, and soul the President elect a copy. If there is any silver liniii!;tothi3 cloud wc should be pleased to havesomebody point it out. Chicago Tribune. 1 Hill in the Front Raub. Ben Hill says hointends to open the Kelloggcase in the Senate as soon as possible. Mr. Hill is not going to let any one in the Democratic parly get the start of him in 1SS1 in blundering. llaickeye. Foot nooin for the Girls. Lake Michigan has so completely frozen over that even a Chicago girl can skate as far out as the Crib without any serious danger to the rest of the skaters. Commercial Advertiser. CONGRESS YESTERDAY. The Franking; Privilege, Army Bill, and Funding? Diacnaiicd. Tlie resolution extending the franking privilege to Senators and members was again discussed in the Senate yesterday, and the discussion ofthe previous day on the army appropriation bill was resumed and continued until adjournment. Sev eral amendments were agreed to. In the House several committees reported, and the balance of the day was consumed in discussing the funding bill in Committee of the Whole. Several impor tant amendments were adopted, aud, pending dis cussion, the House adjourned. THE SEXATE. Mr. EATON, from the Committee on Foreign Af fairs, reported adversely the bill in relation to the Japanese indemnity fund, and favorably, as substitutes therefor two new bills. Several bills were introduced and referred : By Mr. DAVIS, of Illinois: To amend section 4 ofthe act to fix the pay of letter-carriers, approved February 1.1S79. By Mr. DAVIS, of West Virginia (by request): To authorize the taking of certain parcels of real estate for public use, known as square 59, where the present citv poct-officc is situated. Mr. MCMILLAN, from the Committee on Com merce, reported favorably a bill recently intro duced by him providing for the payment of dam mrcs which mnv bo oeensinned to Indians on Min nesota reservations by the construction of reserva- J tions at the headwaters of the Mteisippi under j the act of last year, and also providing that the appropriation heretofore made for the construction ofthe dam at Lake WinnibagOshish shall beapplled immediately. On motion of Mr. McMILLAN.the bill was taken up. and, after explanation by him, was passed. On motion of Mr. LOGAN, the resolution extend ing the franking privilege to Senators and members was taken up. Mr. WALLACE referred to an allusion to himself in connection with a recent instance of complaint of alleged abuse of the franking privilege, as con tained in a statement in the Reconl ofthe previous day. He desired to say that the statement pertain ing to himself was without foundation. He had at no time authorized the use of his name on any matter that was not frankable, and would con tent himself with this statement in his place as a refutation of any charge against himself. A motion of Mr. Davis of West Virginia, to refer was then agreed to ayes. 2S; noes, 25. Tho morning hour expiring, the Senate resumed consideration ofthe army appropriation bill, the question being upon amendments to the item for the payment of Government transportation on land-grant railroads. The discussion ofthe previous day was resumed, and various suggestions were urged", with a view to perfecting the item, so as to limit the discretion of the Quartermaster's Department and require that any settlement for transportation by that depart ment shall be made in accordance with recent de cisions in the controversy between the Govern ment and the roads, the latter having their legal remedy in cases of dispute as to the amount to be allowed. The pending amendment offered by Mr. Alli son was to make the fifty per cent, payment apply to "the amount audited and approved," instead of "the amount found to be justly due" by the Quartermaster-General. Mr. EDMUNDS moved an amendment to the amendment, making the entire item read as fol lows: "For the payment for army transportation lawfully due such land-grant railroads as nave not received aid in Government bonds, to be adjusted by the proper accounting officers in accordance with the decisions of the Supremo Court in cases decided under land-grant acts, but in no case shall more than fifty per cent, of the full amount of the service be paid until a final judicial decision shall be had in respect to each case in dispute, Sl'25,000." Agreed to ayes, 23; noes, 18. Mr. EDMUNDS suggested that the amendment reported from the Senate committee appending a proviso that " such payment shall be accepted as in full of all demands for said services," being ap parently superfluous, be stricken out. The discussion was then renewed, and was par ticipated in by Messrs. Beck, Carpp.ntek, Ed munds, Plumb. Burnside, Hoar, McPherson, Withers, and Brown. At 4:10 a motion to adjourn was negatived ayes, 12; nays, 35. "The amendment was finally agreed to ayes, 23 ; noes, 22. Mr. BLAIR offered and advocated a substitute, paying the land-grant railroads whatever sum the Quartermaster's Department finds justly due, the same to be not over fifty per cent, of a reasonablo price for the same service if performed by a private individual or corporation for the Same road ; pro vided such payment shall be accepted in full of all demands forpayment for such services, but no pay ment shall be made in any disputed case until the dispute is settled. Laid on the table ayes, SO ; noes, 17. The amendments of the Senate committee to other items ofthe bill were agreed to as reported. Pending action upon the bill, the Senate, at 5:40 p. m., adjourned HOUSE Or REPRESENTATIVES. Under the call of committees several bills, &c, were reported : By Mr.COLERICK, from the Committee on Elec tions: Minority report declaring that neither J. C. nolmes nor W. F. Sapp has been legally elected from the eighth congressional district of Iowa. Also, a similar minority report in the case of Wilson vs. Carpenter, from the ninth congressional district of Iowa. Both reports were ordered printed and laid on the table. By Mr. FERNANDO WOOD, from the Committee on Ways and Means : Resolution for the distribu tion of the Pre-ident's message. Referred to the Committee of the Whole. By Mr. STEELE, from the Committee on Agri culture (adversely): To incorporate the American Agricultural Soeietv. Laid on the table. By Mr. JOHNSTON, from the Committee on Mili tary Afiairs: For the relief of Brigadier-General and Brevet Major-Gcneral E.O.C. Ord. Referred to the private calendar. It authorizes his retirement with the rank, pay, and emoluments of major-general. The call of committees having been concluded, the House, at 12:40, on motion of Mr. Fernando Wood went into Conimitteejof Whole (Mr. Covert in the chair) on the funding bill. The pending amendment was that offered yester day by Mr. Randall, authorizing the issue ofbonds in an amount not exceeding SS-'iO.OOO.OOO, which shall bear interest at the rate of three per cent., re deemable after years. Mr. FERNANDO WOOD hoped that the gentle man from Pennsylvania Mr. Randall would ex plain his proposition, which was rather novel. Mr. RANDALL said he had never thoroughlv understood the difference between a bond and a certificate bearing the same rate of interest. He desired merely to simplify the bill by making the debt of one description. Mr. FERNANDO WOOD could not see the neces sity for a change in the historical practice ofthe country Mr. 10WNSHEND, of Illinois oflered an amend ment to the original bill, fixing the amount of bonds at 5100,000,000 and the amount of notes at S3fi0,000,000. Mr. RANDALL, modified his amendment so as to read as follow. 'J: "The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to issue bonds or certificates in the amount of not exceeding $6T0,000,000, which shall bear interest at the rate of three per cent, per annum, redeemable at the pleasure ofthe Govern ment after two years from the date of issue." Mr. MILLS oflered an amendment to Mr. Ran dall's amendment, making the bonds and certifi cates redeemable in one year and payable in ten years. Mr. SPEER said that he could not sympathize with the gentlemen who, after determining upon refunding, contended that the present generation should bear all the duty of paying the debt. Twenty years hence the people of the country woulu oe uettcr aoie to pay tne acot than they would ten years hence. " What had posterity done for us?" Gentlemen talked about a large surplus revenue. Let Congress get rid ofthe surplus reve nue by repealing taxation. The citizen could do more with it in his pocket than could be accom plished with it by Congress. Mr. HASKELL expressed his opinion that not a countrv national bank in the West could stand on its feet'if this bill was passed fixing the interest at three per cent. Mr. REED thought that the most sensible thing that could bo done would be to agree to a thirty year three per cent, bond and take the tax ofT the banks. But the only thing that could be done was to agree to an option bond, bearing three and a half per cent. Mr. FERNANDO WOOD said that the House had yesterday fixed the rate of interest at three per cent. The next question of importance was as to how long the bonds should run. Ho regretted to find that very intelligent gentlemen were running into what he conceived to be a very radical error in limiting toavcry short period of time the option of tho Government to redeem the bonds. The proposition that in issuing a grave and great obli gation of the Government Congress should predi cate its power to meet it at maturity on revenues not yet received was in itself a very dangerous one. Gentlemen referred to an existing large surplus, and to the great prosperity ofthe country, to show that the surplus was likely to continue. They were entirely in error, not only as to the real surplus revenue, but also as to the continuance of a large surplus. In 1S72 the revenue from customs had been S216,000, 000, and in 1879 it had fallen to SISO.OOO.OOO. It was very evident to him that for Congress to farm out those supposed revenues in advance was not the policy which a great government should adopt. But even admitting that this large surplus should continue, were gentlemen willing to tic their hands in advance to be responsible by their votes for the continuance of the cnormous'burden im posed upon the Government by taxation? Ho would not consent to that. He wa willing to re duce the time as low as was consistent with the successful sale ofthe bonds. Mr. RANDALL accepted the amendment offered to his amendment by Mr. Townshend. of Illinois, limiting the amount of bonds and certificates to be issued ; whereupon Mr. Mills offered an amend ment fixing the time for the bonds and certificates at 1-10 ; which was also accepted by Mr. Randall. Mr. CLAFLIN moved to amend by making the bond 5-10; which was agreed to without division. Mr. RYAN moved to amend by making the bonds payable in twentv vears. Rejected 73 to 103. Mr. GILLETTE moved to insert in lieu of the bonds and certificates the words "-5700,000,000 of Treasury notes." Mr. Randall's amendment, as amended, was then adopted 120 to 2, (Messrs. Weaver and Gil lette) and then proposed a further amendment relative to the interest on the six per cents.: which was adopted. The section now read as follows : "That all existing provisions of law authorizing the refunding of tho national debt shall apply to any bonds ofthe United States bearing a higher rate of interest than four and one-half per cent, per annum, which may hereafter become redeem able Provided, That in lieu ofthe bond being au thorized to be issued by the act of July 11, 1870, en titled" An act to authorize the refunding ofthe na tional debt," and the acts amendatory thereto, and the certificates authorized by the act of Febru ary 2G.1S79, entitled "An act to authorize tho is sue of certificates of deposit in aid of the refund ing ofthe public debt, the Secretary ofthe Treas ury is whereby authorized to issue bonds la the amount of not exceeding SIOO.OOO.OOO, which shall bear interest at the rate of three per cent, per an num, redeemable at the pleasure of the United States after five yeara, and payable ten years from the date of issue; and also certificates in the amount of not exceeding 8300.000,000, bear ing interest at the rate of three per cent, per an num, redeemable at the pleasure of the United States after one year, and payable in ten years from the date of issue. The bonds and certificates shall be in all other respects of like character and subject to the same provisions as the bonds author ized to be Issued by the actor July 11, IS70, enti tled An act to authorize the refunding of the na tional debt," and acts amendatory thereto: Yo vided, That nothing in this act shall be construed as to authorize an increase ofthe publicdcbt: Ami pinciilrdfurtlier. That before any or the bonds or certificates authorized by this act arc Issued it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the. Treasury to pay on the bonds accruing during the year 18S1 all the silver dollars of 4 iy. grains and all the gold over and above STiO.OOO.OOO in the Treasury for redemption purposes: And provided further. That the interest on tho six per cent, bonds hereby authorized to be refunded shall cease at the expi ration of thirty days after notice that the same have been designated by the Secretary or the Treasury for redemption." Mr. KELLEV stated that he would not noivprcss his substitute, Inasmuch as its provisions had sub stantially lieen incorporated in the bill. Mr. WEAVER offered an amendment providing that the portion of tlie public debt now payable in lawful money shall he funded under authority of this act into obligations payable exclusively in coin. Rejected ("fi to "JG. Mr. CHITTENDEN offered an amendment re pealing the tax on bank capital and dejosIts. and providing that the tax on the circulating notes or national banks Issued upon Iwinds authorized by .this act shall not exceed one-half of one percent. Mr. MILKS made the point of order that the amendment was not yet made, and gave warning that Hit should be admitted he would bring for ward amendments imposing an income tax and revising the tariff. The point of order was sus tained, and the amendment was excluded. Mr. WEAVER offered an amendment fixing the rate of interest on the certificates at three and a half per cent., aud providing that they should not be issued iu smaller denominations than SoO. Ruled out on a point of order. Mr. ANDERSON offered an amendment prohib iting the incorporation of national banks after the 30th of June, 1S81. A point of order was raised against the amend ment, pending which Mr. Dibkell olfercd an amendment imposing an income tax. Pending which the committee rose, and the House at (4:10) adjourned. Boston House. 921 PENNA. AYEXUE. Special Announcement ! Wefresrto call Special JSotieeto our GRAND SALI3 of FINE UNLAUORIED Dress Shirts! Exceptionally Low Prices. FOB EXCELLENCE IN Cut, Fit, and Finish THESE GOODS ARE UNSURPASSED. WOODWARD, LOTHROP k COCDRAKE, 921 PENNA. AVENUE. MRS. C. DONOVAN Ui5 FirtH Ave, New Torlc City, will open at PARLORS C AND V. ARLINGTON HOTEL, "Washington, D. C., ON MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 1381. LATEST IMPORTATIONS. 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