hur were at all times the most elegant of any ever given in the White House.
When the Forty-eighth Congress convened, December 3, 1883, Judge David Davis retired as President pro tern., and Senator Anthony, five times elected senator, was offered the chair.
This he declined, and Senator Edmunds of Vermont, was finally elected.
General Logan was placed on a committee to investigate the conditions existing on the Mississippi River and the Illinois and Hennepin Canal.
With him were Senators Sawyer of Wisconsin and Walker of Arkansas. Mr. N. T. N. Robinson was secretary and an exhaustive examination was made into the condition of affairs on these two waterways.
The earlier candidates named for the Republican nomination in 1884 were Logan, Robert Lincoln, President Arthur, James G. Blaine, ex-Senator Conkling, General Grant, and Governor Foster, of Ohio; but when the convention met, in Chicago, June 3, 1884, the names put before the convention were Blaine, Arthur, Edmunds, Loga