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‘ [300] certainly not exceeding $60 in all. The reduced compensation was $148 75, paying his expenses and giving him $11 per day over.’

Jan. 7th. The Printers' Festival was held this evening at Washington, and Mr. Greeley attended it, and made a speech. His remarks were designed to show, that ‘the interests of tradesmen generally, but especially of the printing and publishing trade, including authors and editors, was intimately involved in the establishment and maintenance of high rates of compensation for labor in all departments of industry. It is of vital interest to us all that the entire community shall be buyers of books and subscribers to journals, which they cannot be unless their earnings are sufficient to supply generously their physical wants and leave some surplus for intellectual aliment. We ought, therefore, as a class, from regard to our own interests, if from no higher motive, to combine to keep up higher rates of compensation in our own business, and to favor every movement in behalf of such rates in other callings.’

He concluded by offering a sentiment:

The Lightning of Intelligence—Now crashing ancient tyrannies and toppling down thrones—May it swiftly irradiate the world.

Jan. 9th. The second debate on the subject of Mileage occurred to-day. It arose thus:

The following item being under consideration, viz.: ‘For Compensation and Mileage of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and Delegates, $768,200,’ Mr. Embree moved to amend it by adding thereto the following:‘Provided, That the Mileage of Members of both Houses of Congress shall hereafter be estimated and charged upon the shortest mail-route from their places of residence, respectively, to the city of Washington.’

The debate which ensued was long and animated, but wholly different in tone and manner from that of the previous week. Strange to relate, the Expose found, on this occasion, stanch defenders, and the House was in excellent humor. The reader, if he feels curious to know the secret of this happy change, may find it, I think, in that part of a speech delivered in the course of the debate, where the orator said, that ‘he had not seen a single newspaper of the country which did not approve of the course which ’

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