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CAPITAL CITY COURIER SATURDAY AUGUST 6, 1892
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AMERICAN STATESMEN CELEBRATED
I FOR THEIR BELLIGERENCY.
Thrrti Were No llt lUliU During IIik
1'mt 8rlon f CnugrPM, lint Mnnjr An
linonltlv Wert KiiKdiilrrnl DnrliiK Ilia
Heat nf Delmle Kilter tnlnlitfc I iirlilenU.
Wasiiinoton, Aug. 4. Statesmen aro
very, very Initnan, and being human
will quarrel one with another. The his
tory of this capital allows that it has for
nearly a hundred years outdouo all tho
other national capitals in tho world in
number of its quarrel and duels bo
tween prominent publio men. Dueling
has gono out of fashion happily, ami
thcro aro not so many quarrels of n se
rious nature as there used to bo. I sup
pose wo aro becoming a more polite and
a less 8avago jieoplo all tho while, but
thcro is still room for improvement.
During tho past session wo havo had
no list fights on tho floor, as wo had iti
tho last congress, when Mr. Wilson, of
Washington, and Mr. Ucckwith, of Now
Jersey, passed tho He over a trivial mat
ter and then sprang from their scats and
let drivo at each other with their rights.
Nor has any senator pulled tho ear of
another senator, as belligerent Joe Black
burn was rojorted to havo pulled tho
car of William E. Chandler In tho sen
ato committco room about a year and a
half ago. Wo havo had our quarrel,
though, and if I could do so without
violating confidence 1 think I should lie
nblo to point out to you about twoscoro
of statesmen of greater or less renown
who do not speak as they pass by owing
to hot words spoken in debate or in pri
; 1 often wonder there aro no tnoro
quarrels than there arc. Not only is
tho heat of debate likely to make sparks
of anger fly, leading to bad cases of tho
rankles and get-evens afterward, but
members havo so many opitortunities in
tho way of objections to unanimous con
tents and in other parliamentary pro
cedures to oxerclso ono man power by
stepping very hard on somo one's toes,
that it is a marvel more personal an
imosities aro not engendered. An illus
tration of tho manner in which an "1
object, Mr. Speaker" may involve n
member in a pertonnl quarrel was af
forded a few days ago.
Mr. Lockwood, of Now York, some
what famous as tho man who nominated
Grover Cleveland for mayor of Buffalo,
for governor of New York and for pres
ident of tho United States, asked unani
mous consent for tho calling up of a lit
tlo bill. It was a measure which carried
no appropriation, and was of small im
portance, embracing no principle or
other cause of dispute. It could have
been disposed of in two minutes, and no
ono expected an objection, for Dan
Lockwood, as ho is generally known, Is
ono of tho good natured and popular
members of tho house. But Mr. Wat
con, of Georgia, the courageous and elo
quent young champion of tho Farmers'
Alliance, was not in good humor that
day, and ho promptly entered tho fatal
' Lockwood pleaded and explained tho
naturo of the bill, but Watson was ol
durate. Then Mr. Fitch, of New York,
added his voico to that of his colleague.
Still Watson held his ground, and the
bill was not passed. An hour after
ward Watson and Fitch met in tho cor
ridor. "Watwm," said tho Now York
er, still angry, "I want to toll you what
1 think of your objection to Dan Lock
wood's bill. It was mean and childish."
"You havo no right to talk to me in that
way," said Watson, "and if you say that
ngain I will slap your face." "No, you
won't," retorted Fitch. And then, to
eeo whether ho would or not, Fitch re
peated the offensive remark. Mr. Wat
fon by this timo had his temper tinder
control and walked away. It was well
for him he did, for Watsori is not much
bigger than a peck of apples, and Fitch,
who was educated in German colleges,
is a clever amateur boxer and an all
Watson is a very good fellow, but he
was unfortunate enough the very next
day to become involved in a quarrel
with General Wheeler, of Alabama. It
was all about something Watson said
Wheeler had once said. To this day no
one knows very clearly what it was.
But at any rate they were at logger
heads about it, and Wheeler wanted to
mako a personal explanation or ilufunsu
on tho floor. Then ensued a funny
scene. In tho course of threo hours
Wheeler made about fifty attempt", to
ppeak his piece. But tho speaker could
not seo that tho question presented was
ono of personal privilege, nor was ho able
to mako General Wheeler comprehend
that ho had decided against him. Four
times did the speaker state his decision
ami fivo times did the pugnacious little
man from Alabama persist in his effort
to deliver his well prepared remarks.
Finally, while every ono was laughing
Bt Wheeler, the speaker was compelled
to declare, "Tho gentleman from Ala
bama is out of order." "But, Mr.
Speaker, 1 want to" "Tho gentleman
from Alabama will take his seat." Then
General Wheeler sat down, but in a few
minutes lie was up again, and again he
was suppressed. Then tho plucky little
man ho weighs no more than eighty
pounds began filibustering. Ho wa
angry, and proposed to have what ho
thought were his rights or prevent the
houso doing any business. He miulo a
motion to adjourn, and when that wu
defeated, his own being tho only vote
for it, ho moved to tako a recess till 1
o'clock, and whm that was voted tlowi.
ho moved a recess till I! o'clock.
Single handed and alone the nervy
general held the house up by the tail, as
it were, and permitted it to wriggle, but
to do no buhinecs. Onco ho forgot hinifclf
and sat down when votes were asked for
on his own motion, and stood up when
the other members stood up to vote
against him. This raUcd a gieat laugh,
and Wheeler temporarily retired from
tho field. In HV Inhmtcs he was at it
Hgain with more motions to adjourn.
Finally ho carried Ids point, and to save
further trouble tho leader of tho houso,
Mr. McMillin, came to tho front and as.
sured Wheeler that at tho proper time
bo could have his support in a motion to
lo heard for twenty minutes.
It is not often that we see one man,
and ho a very small one, fighting '.'(H)
successfully, but that Is what Wheeler
did in this case and the iiiemlwrs ap
plauded him for his pluck. Though the
most nervous and excitable man in con
gresH, ho Is a great favoiite. His activ
ity is like that of a flea or n monkey,
When ho is in a hurry ho runs through
tho hall of tho houso liko a page.
Though threescore ho runs up and down
stairs as if ho were a mere lniy. I have
seen him traveling bareheaded at a two
forty gait botw'ccu tho houso anil the
building in which ho does his work, -)'
When ho makes a speech ho is a bun
dle of nerves palpitating in clothw.
Every woid is accompanied by a ges
turo, and If It were possible for the hu
man frame to make more rapid motions
Wheeler would Imj a fast speaker. But
his delivery is regulated by tho number
of gestures which it is possible to make
in a given time, and so ho doesn't talk
very fast, though words como out of his
mouth liko bullets out of a six shooter.
A speech by Wheeler would read some
thing like this:
"Mr. Speaker (right arm uplifted), I
denounce (both arms uplifted) this infa
mous (right hand pounds desk) bill (left
arm shoots out aright angle) and declare
(stands on tiptoe and flings both arms
about) it to bo tyrannical (crouches be
hind his desk liko a panther just ready
to spring upon a victim) hud d (hit
desk) a (describes a circle with his left
arm wildly) m (pounds his breast) n
(claps his hands together) a (sweeps
both arms together from extreme right
to left) blol"
There was a congressional row one
night last month in John ChamberlinV
famous restaurant. A far western mem
ber of the house, a New Kuglauder and
a southerner were the combatants. Some
ugly words were passed, when tho far
western member picked upnchampugii"
ltottlc, which was about half full, and
broke it over the head of ono of his an
tagonists, scattering tho sparkling liquid
all over the room. Somo blood was
mixed with it too. At this critical junc
ture the southern man drew a knife and
was about to plunge it into the body of
tho champagne club swinger when a by
stander caught the weajKm and wrested
it from his grasp, cutting his own hand
severely in tho operation. Next day
two members of congress obtained leaves
of absence "on account of sickness."
There havo been a few rows in tho
senate during the session. A publio and
long continued quarrel is that between
Senators Morgan and Sherman. The
former is the great champion of free
silver, the eloquent defender of tho white
metal on all occasions. Ho seems toiiu
agino that Mr. Sherman is about the
greatest enemy his precious metal has in
the world, and that the Ohio senator is
in league with Lombard street and Wall
street and the money kings to make tho
rich richer and tho poor poorer. He
novcr misses a chance to fling at Mr.
Sherman somo words that will bo pecul
iarly unpleasant to that gentleman. Of
courso it is all dono in tho most olitc
manner, as a rule, as beilts seuator'al
courtesy, which requires that whon yo.i
tell a man ho is, in your opinion, a scoun
drel you shall do so in hmguugo to which
he cannot tako exception.
Mr. Sherman endures this ersisteut
goading for three or four days, and then
he stretches out his long body, raises bin
long arm and retorts. Tho retort is not
always mild and sugar coated, and one
day theso great senators, probably the
ablest men on their respective sides of
the chamler, were actually questtoniug
each other's veracity in publio speech.
Two or threo weeks ago the gossips of
tho senate thought they could scent a
duel or a shooting match in tho air. Sen
ators Harris and Sanders had had some
sharp words, in which Mr. Sanders used
language which seemed to question Mr.
Harris' veracity, and Mr. Harris had re
lated by expressing his opinion that
Mr. Sanders was a double dyed scoun
drel, or words to that effect. Now, ar
gued the gossips, both are lighting men.
Harris has the reputation of having
whipped his weight in wildcats in hU
younger days, while Sanders was tho
"leader of tho vigilantes in Montana
years ago, when to bo a vigilante meant
being shot at whilo engaged in the
wholesome task of running down and
stringing up enemies of society. But
there was no duel, and so far as I cci
learn there havo been no mutual apolo
gies or anything of that sort. So an
other has been added to the long list d
feuds already existing in the senate.
A bit of senatorial friction which end
ed moro happily was a collision be
tween Senators McPherson, of Now .Tor
bey, and Coke, of Texas. McPheison
suave, polite ami good natured, while"
Coke is gruff, big, blunt, but with i
heart that is just about right in him
This, too, was a financial difficulty
Coke wanted free silver and McPheuou
didn't. They were both Democrats, and
so tho latter thought ho hod a light to
say, one warm afternoon in the senate
cloakroom, that senators from the south
who wanted to have a force bill put
upon them were taking jut the liht
couiso to get it by voting for the lice
coinage of silver.
What Mr. McPherson meant was that
I if free silver canied the Democrat!
might lose tho next elections, ami that
I would possibly bring on a foice bill,
But Mr. Coke didn't happen toun.lei
I stand it that way. He thought so n.
I reflections had been ea-.t upon him. So
ho walked threateningly tow.ud Mr.
McPherson, his patiianhal beard tieiu
I bling with r.itfe, and oulauued: "Ymi
can't talk tc me that way, sii! I'll pull
l your nose! I don't allow any man m
I talk like that to me!" Of couim t lui t
I was a sensation in the uli.ikiiiii
i Senatois iutufnid. Explanations fu).
lowed. Ptace uipued, and Cuke and
McPherson, line men both, aieas goiil
l tiiends as ever, V vt.ll.lt Wci.i.m vn.
I'm aw fully srtrry for inxir Jnck Ilooj
He's tlmt lmy Hint lives with liln stint, roa
Ami lio n) lils lioio Is llllisl Itli doom
Hitiuiu It lins tint mi "iiiutlif rV room."
tell )oii vsliitt, It Is lluu t'liniiitli
To talk uf "Ixiiiilolrn" mill sui'li fnncy tu(T,
Hut tlm room uf rooms Unit m root licst to m
Tlio room wlirio IM Imi & titer Ih
Is mother' room, ulicrou iiov am rcsl
Anil talk uf tliu tliluus lits lieiirt ttivm bent.
Wlintlf liloKi'tillrt hIhmiI,
Anil noiurtlnu'K start lo my mint with n ulumt?
It Is mother' room, anil, If slit' don't luliul,
To tho hints of oilier I'm nlMi)s litlliil.
.Mnylm I lono my thliik's-ulmt tlienT
In mother' room 1 Mini thorn nitnlu.
Ami I'n he it ill' 1 1 fill tlmt 1 litter tlm Moor
With innrliliM mill topoinul ninny thlims morn
Hut 1 till Jon, for Imijs with u tired lu-ml,
It Is Jolly to rest mi mother's hid.
Now jHsir .luck Hue, hen ho vlolts me,
I tiiku him to Mother's room, )ou seo,
llcciiusii It's the- nlctst pliico to no
When u fellow spirit urn Kottlmr low.
Ami mother, she's ninny klml inul sweet,
Ami there's ulwnjs it smile jKHir .luck to itrrcti
Ami somehow the sunbeam seem to kIoiv
More brightly hi mother's room, 1 know,
Thun any whom else, ami you'll inner Mini
Or iiny oM shadow In mother's room.
-New York World.
Noiiienrliitiirn of NrrinnU.
"1 ulwnjs en 11 my cook llerks, my malil
Mary and my iiuiii John. We're con
stantly ('Imaging, nod I can't bo but het is)
learning their real names," It inlulit
have been suggested that this lady's
indolence In learning the names of thoi
who serve her might account soinuwhat
for their frequent change. Not a few tula
tresscM coinphilti ut the Increasing sensi
tiveness of, servants to the use of their
names. If the cook is a married wouiiiu
she wants the sign of her promotion recog
nized. "Mrs. White, Mrs. Drown would
like to see Jon," was the message tho
housemaid In ought from cook to mistress
tlm other day.
The inlstiess remonstrated. "Mary, why
do you not say '.Mrs. White, the cook would
like to see on ' "
"Oh, iiia'aui, Mrs. Drown would not
"Hut I wish It."
Shortly after the girl returned. "Mrs.
Drown says, iiia'aui, she wasn't baptized
Mrs. Drown had been in tho house live
years as cook and was Indispensable. Mrs.
Drown accordingly she remains.
In the south negro house servants make
this demand imperative. The cook Is not
only Mrs. Drown, hut the housemaid Is
Miss Mary, the right to waivu tho inlu
she will admit alone to those in authority.
The butler calls Miss Mary from tliu chain
Ut above and the cook addresses her as
Miss Mary through the open disir, and
both speak of her respectfully us Mlsa
Mary to those above them. Confusing aim
inconvenient, in a household as this polite
address is apt to Imj where some daughter
of the household also may bo Miss Mary,
there is no escape from it if one desires to
be served. New York Evening Sun.
A Llttln K.my on "Notion."
"Nannlo has been away visiting," said ft
mother the other day, "and has come home
"Nonsense!" cried Nannie, who was pres
ent. "Mainina laughs at me because 1 put
parsley around the cold meatat siipperaml
make butter halls."
A heightened color on each face showed
there was a little more beneath the re
marks than either speaker cared to have
appear. ! was the old story of tho daugh
ter going abroad to discover that other and
better ways of doing some things existed
thtiA were practiced at home. All mothers
will do well to let these Nannies mnke
their little innovations and give lling to
the "notions," even when they are more
pronounced than garnishing the meat plat
ter and serving the butter in halls. It, l
tho compensation of the busy mother, if
she will only see It so, that the day comes
when tho young aud fresh energy of her
daughter arises In her behalf.
A fuw years ago, in tho happy time of
hoineinakiug, it was her prldu and effort
which showed everywhere, hut the care3
of motherhood, the "hearing, nursing and
rearing," of which Jean Ingelow so ten
derly sings, together with thu combat of
life, have dulled the edge of ambition In
small things, and the home misses little
details of comfort ami attractiveness in
Dut here is tho buoyant spirit eager to
supply all dillicieucles of that sort, to give
a touch of grace to the plain dignity of the
household it is the wise and fortunate
parent who will penult and enjoy the as
sistance thus within her reach. Her Point
of View iu New York Times.
Away with I'lfly Mourning.
WLy do we still continue to wear mo.irn
iug? The custom is outworn; it is an
anachronism In the Nliietcerth century.
It is unchristian; it clouds thu spiritual
significance of thu resurrection with the
everpiesent expression of temporal loss.
It Is cruel; it forces helpless and innocent
pcoplu into action which entails a priva
tion and unnecessary suffering. It Is un
truthful; It makes false outward show of
changes in sentiment. And it is essential
ly vulgar, for it presses private affaira
upon public notice; it thrusts claims of
fashion and frivolity upon a time which
most greatly moves the heights and depths
of being, a id It forces its superficial world
lines Into the llercest throes which can
ever rend human nature. Mary K. Dlakc
iu North American Heview.
Sli-eplnn In Lighted Idioms.
Among thu most pernicious habits of
foolishly tender mothers Is that of keeping
r. light in the loom iu which little chil
dren ate supposed to he trIllg to go to
sleep for thu night. It Is true that there
may be now aud then an abnormally timid
or lien ous child, for whom a light at such
a time is a ueiessfty, hut the vast majoilty
f infants are readily accustomed to going
to sleep iu the dark, and the habit once
formed need not be broken over, unices Ill
ness intervenes to overthrow all rules aud
Ulil'u Iti'ilpe fur Wrinkle.
Take equal parts of beau and barley
meal and mix with raw egg. Wheti the
mass is t hoi (Highly hard and dry it should
he ground to a Hue powder aud made into
mi ointment with melted tallow and honey.
A thick laerof this applied to the face
every night was wai ranted lo smooth out
all wi inkles and make the skin as soft as a
A Iti-nl Piettj (llrl.
All Augusta ttia. i ueuspapei speaks of'
"an Independent western girl" as "slender,
Ki acef ill, with ejes lit with azure llieand
H shapely lit ad pol-id on the litc; MplliliK.i
Hs the A IfMiiidilau shaft thai lifted Pha
ros to light the .hi. loiiimauiliug 'is thf
ton i of oi) that louki th towiid Dauius '
Did'nt Know It!
Of Course not.
How could You?
Fact, nevertheless. We nrc
now In the News business In
"dead earnest" and wnnt ou
to buy nil our
papers, nnd stationery goods
In gvuend of us. We have a
line of novels unequalled In
the city, besides all the latest
and most popular Fashion
nnd Art journals, etc. nil
nnd sec our beautiful quar
ters nnd this new department
Wessel-Stevens Printing Co.
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