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LIVELY TIME IN THE HOUSE
Johnson andMaguiro of California Entertain
Other Members ,
SENSATIONAL ENCOUNTER WARDED OFF
JiiIiiiMiui IlrpllfN Wnrnily to Strlolnri'N
Mml > li > MiiKiilrc lit tinCmiKrrN -
nlonnl llcooril Hocrnl Other *
I 'I'nUc n. llniul.
WASHINOTON , Jan. 12. The house toda >
wltncMed a sensational sequel to the remark
able attack made by Mr. Jolumon of Califor
nia on Editor Hearst. Mr. Johnson and Mr
Magulro , democrat of California , were the
antagonists today. Their wordy duel grew
out of tlio publication In the Record as a
part ot Mr. Magutrc'fl remarks of comments
on the former'H speech last week , In which
Mr. Magulro defended Mr. llearat , and , with
out the mcntloir ot Mr. Johnson's name , de
tailed some matters In the early Ufa ot the
latter when he resided In Sjracusc , N. Y.
Mr. Johnson got the floor on a question ot
privilege. He was at times dramatic. He
denounced Mr. Magulrc's attack on htm as
wanton nml cowardly , and told the story of
his Indictment thirty-four years ago In New
York for forgery and how he had gone out
to California to rear a new home and make
n new name. He described his success nnd
how he had been able to pay back every dollar
lar he mvcil. lie then explained that all
this was an old story In California , where
he had nlwajn avowed It when ho ran for
olllce. Then ultli bitter Invectives he pad !
his respects to Mr. Mngulrc and Mr. Cooper
of Wisconsin , who last week characterized
his attack on Mr. Hearst as cowardly.
Mr. Magulro replied to Mr. Johnson In a
Barcastlc vein. He told how ho had at
tempted to eccure time In which to reply to
Mr Johnson during the debate and had
been unable to do so , and how he had printed
lila dcfcngo of a man nnabto to secure a
hearing for himself. He sneered at Mr.
Johnson for1 whining bcausc his attack went
homo to him , and said ho should have thought
of the grief and anguish he was bringing
to another before ho assailed Mr. llearat.
Mr. I'oolc of New York , who represents
tlio Syracuse district , made a brief statement
In vindication of Mr. Johnson. Ills motion
to expunge Mr. Magulre's remarks from the
record was adopted , after Mr. McMlllln had
Ineffectually attempted to delay action , but
n similar motion to expunge Mr. Jo'mson's
remark about M % Hearst was defeated , 82
to 91 Thly Incident overshadowed Interest
In tlic lioiux ) proceedings.
JiiBt before the adjournment , however.
Speaker Heed announce ; ! the committee ap
pointments made vacant by the death of ex-
Speaker Cilsp. Sir. Unlloy of Texas was ap-
pulntcxl to the vacancy on the rules com
mittee and Mr. Uoatncr of Louisiana to that
on tlio wajii and means. Early In the day
the speaker sustained the point of order
apalnst the motion to recommit the Pacific
l'ACIFIC , FUNDING DILL.
Little Inlerost was manifested In the
speaker's dccltlon of the point of order
ruado yesterday by Mr. Uockcry , democrat
of Mlvsojirl , against Mr. Power's motion
to recommit the Pacific railroad funding
bill after the ile.feat of the measure. Imme
diately after the rcidlng of the Journal the
speaker unstained the point ot order and
the bill will not bo recommitted.
A bill to better dellno and regulate the
rights of aliens to own real estate In the
territories was passed. On motion of Mr
Hnrtman , republican of Montana , a bill was
passed to amend the law relative to the mak
ing of affidavits In the entry of public lands
so as to permit applications before the land
olllco registrar by deposition , and also to
place the burdei' of proof In disputes as to
classification of mlncial and agilcultural
Mr , Bro&slus , republican of Pennsylvania ,
from the committee on reform in the civil
service , called up a bill to a men it the lawgiving -
giving prcfcicnco In the matter of appoint
ments to union soldiers dlschaiged on ae-
rount of wounds or sickness contracted In
the service , so as to create another prefer
ence class , to Include ex-union soldiers and
Bailers or their widows. Aflci some debate
the hill was passed.
Whllo the bill was being debated a storm
was browing. It was apparent that there
was to be an echo of the Pacific railway-
funding bill debate. In the shape of a sequel
to the sensational attack made by Mr John
son on Editor Hearst last I'llilay. Mr. Mn-
Ktilre , democrat of Callfoinla , had printed In
the Record this morning. In conjunction with
Ills remarks on the bill , some very caustic
romaiks on Mr. Johnson's speech , nnd the
latter , who had been waiting for Mr. Ma-
gnlni's appearance In the hall , as soon as ho
saw him enter , asked the spoakci If It would
bo In order to rise to a question of personal
privilege. Being Informed that he could do
BO as soon as the pending bill was out of
the way , ho bided his time.
As soon as the bill was passed. Mr John
son arose and replied to the attack of Mr.
Magulre. Ho began calmly to recite his
grievances , but It was apparent lie was
Loved up to a high tension. Ho had seen
fit , he .said , during the debate on the funding
bill point out some "underlying facts" be
hind the opposition to the bill. nut. he said ,
bo had done so , "openly ami boldly "
Hi ) had cpoKen of what ho know and had
been responsible for what ho had said. Ho
had heard the attack of Mr. Cooper , repub
lican of Wisconsin , but ho said ho had been
unable to get the iloor to reply to It Today
ho had noticed In the Record a pciponal
attack upon himself by Iho gentleman from
California ( Mr Magulre ) , printed under the
privilege granted to mcmbeis ot attending
their remarks. Ho was not familiar with the
privileges of the hout > o In this regard , hut
ho would attmmo that the privilege only
gave a member an oppoitunlty to amplify
his remarks on the pending measure. Yes
terday , he laid , ho had been Informed that
ho was to bo pcisnnally assailed by Mr. Ma
gulre , not for what ho had said of him ( Ma
gulre ) , but of another. Ho had waited all
day In anticipation of the attack , but none
had como , and this morning , Instead of the
open attack , he had found this bitter personal
assault In the Record.
He desired now to say a few words about
the matters touched upon In the printed
lusault , because * he wanted the "antidote to
go with the poison. " Ho went on to de
nounce Mr. Magulre's statements as a wan
ton , malicious dlMogard of the rights of
members. Ho also referred to the fact that
a St. Louis coiiespondcnt had tedcgraphed
to his paper that Mr. Magulre was going to
expose the "skeletons In his closet" to show
tlut tills was no midden burM of wrath upon
the part ot Mr. Magulre. He fnrthct raid
that ho had received a telegram saying that
Mr. Hearst's paper In San Francisco had
already printed Mr. Magulro's remarks and
the chirge-s made ,
DICTATK1) 11Y HEARST.
"It It ) , " Mr * . Johnson mid , "just ai well for
me lo face thKi matter now as inter , and
meet the cowaidly ItiplnimtlonH made .iKilntt
mo at the dictation of William R Hearst.
It Is true that thirty ye > am ago I was In
trouble In New York ; that I was Indicted ,
that I wont to California to roar n new
home and live down the past , but It In nu
ll no tint I ucnt under an assumed name. "
Ho went on to descilljp how he had wuilmt
, In Haciamonlo to make amends for the past
Hl voice shook nd ho told how "by the
J blceslngi of God and the Iiolp ot his good
\ \ lfiho had at last been able to pay back
every dollar ho owed
The house greeted him wltvi hearty ap
plause. Continuing , he toll hmv , ever vlnco
1S78 , ho had returned to Syracuse and hud
been received there at tlio ocsno of hlu
youthful Indiscretion. He told of the honors
ho had been accorded In California , where
the story was known , but It remained for
the man from the Fourth district ) of Califor
nia ( Magulre ) to delve likea ghoul Into the
past in order to disgrace his wife and fam
"I tell this , " he said , "to show that I
am not ashamed of my life , that f have not
concealed thin blot upon It ; con every man
In this house , and In this country , say us
much ? In Sacramento I have built up a
name and a family any man might be proud
In 189C , Mr. Johnson continued , he had
been again nominated , and although the
bitterest fight ever known had been made
against him , he had carried every election
district In Sdciamcnto , and had carried the
" uinty by 1,200. Ho had been most viciously
stacked by editorials and caricatures by
"this person called Hearst. " The honored
speaker of the house and Mr Botitelle had
been similarly attacked while visiting Cali
fornia last summer , but the attacks upon
them had hut the drippings of a brook be
side Niagara as compared with these on
REFERS TO HIS WIFE.
Ho said copies of the paper bad been sent
to his ( Johnson e ) wife , while she lay on a
bed of sickness. In danger of death , and the
caricatures and edltoilals had been put In
envelopes as correspondence , that she anight
not fall to get them. He asked :
"Is It wondcr/ul that I struck back when
the opportunity came ? Is there any man
who would do Ices , except the gentleman
from California. James 0. Magulre ? "
Ho knew that ho would be attacked , but
did not expect It to be In such an Infamous ,
underhanded , cowardly manner. There was
a race in Ireland called Informers , there were
hired acaasslns In Italy and paid spies In
Russia , but any ono of them would have
scorned to do what the gentleman from
California had done.
Referring to his attack on Mr. Hearst , ho
said : "Every charge I made Is capable of
proof. I do not shelter myself behind my
constitutional privilege. Everything I say
ns a member of this congress I am responsi
ble for as a citizen personally and finan
cially. " In a dramatic way Mr. Johnson
appealed to the chivalry of the membcru
from the south , whether their constituents
would not tell them to repudiate such at
tacks on a brother member. Then In an
equally dramatic manner he turned to the
republican side and appealed to those from
the north. He appealed to tlm patriarch of
the house , Mr. Grow of Pennsjlvanla , to
know whether In all his experience he had
known a man to bo attacked In such an In
decent unjust , unmanly way.
Mr. Cooper of Wisconsin had attacked him
and accused him of being cowardly because
ho had assailed a man behind his back. Yet
Mr. Hearst , safely ensconced In New York ,
sent orders to California , 3500 miles away ,
to have him caricatured. "If the gentleman -
man from Wisconsin ( Cooper ) or the gentle
man from California ( Magulre ) think I am
a coward let them repeat to mo outside this
chamber the charges made Inside and their
curiosity will be appeased"
In conclusion , ho said : "There Is n
statute of limitation in every clvlll/ed nation
against crime. Is It right to go back thirty-
four > ears and unlock the secret chambem
and bilng out the skeletons of my pest and
shake them before people ; to forever throw
at a man the follies and crimes of his youth'
Should there not bo a statute ot limitation
against this ? Oh , may the day como In
this nation when men will be Judged solely
by their acts In the present , and no man. no
newspaper , will delve Into his past and bring
sorrow to his wife , his children and to the
gray hairs ho has earned In building up a
good name. "
There was a deep silence when Mr. Magulre
rose to reply. He began"I never printed
anything , I never asked any man to print
anything. I never said anything any w licit !
that I am not willing to repeat before the
man himself. Last week ono of the mcst re
markable , Indecent , malicious speeches I
ever heard anywhere was delivered here
against a man absent from this place , not
even ableto lift up hU voice to bay nay In
this presence. "
Ho related that he line ? prepared the addi
tion to hii speech , which Mr Johnson ob
jected to , had endeavored to get recognition
Friday and Saturday to deliver It. and on
Monday had asked the speaker If ho could
not deliver It as a matter of personal privi
lege , but had been rcfu cd. Ho had no
other way to make a defense of the man who
had been so unjustly attacked. The only
dlffeieneo bctvvccn the speech made on the
Iloor nnd the one In the Rccoid * was that the
latter was mild In comparison. In the part
of the speech to which Mr Johnson objected
no one could find anything unparliamentary ,
but the description titled Mr. Johnson aa the
man who had ho cowardly attacked the boy
hood of another ,
"He whines , " Mr Mngulre continued sar
castically , "at this attack on himself. Ho
thinks only of himself. He doca not think
of the grief and anguish until it strikes him
self. Why did he not think of these things
when he made the attack on another who
was not present aud who was not a member
of this body ? The man who makes this
pleading , weeping appeal to you here today
used tills language with reference to Mr.
Hcar t. "
Mr. Magulre then read the charges made by
Johnson against Mr. Hearst. "Those
charges , " said Mr. Magulre cinphntlcally ,
when ho concluded the reading , "arc false
and It Ill-becomes the author of those
charges to whine because I replied. "
This was greeted with a scattering burot
of applause. Mr. Mngutro went on to say-
that "the gentleman from California need
not canceln himself with my courage or
that of Mr Cooper. "
With regard to the attack upon Mr. Hearst
he said that gentleman needed no defense In
California , but here where the assault was
made a part of the permanent re-cord , he
thought It only proper to make a reply. Mr
Magulre continuing , said sonic very compli
mentary things of Mr Hearst's newspaper In
New York , characterising It ns the greatest
newspaper on earth. This part ot his speech
evoked a chorus of groans from the lioiuc
and amidst much laughter , Mr. Magulre
MOVES TO EXPUNGE
The house was still buzzing with excite
ment when Mr. Poole , republican of New-
York , the member fiom Syracuse , Mr. John
son's old home , moved to cxpungo Mi. Ma-
gulro'd romarXb from the Record. Mr. Poolc
explained that he and Mr Johnson had been
schoolmates fifty years ago. Ho described
Mr. Johnson aa a man of excellent family
nnd a bright scholar as a boy , and he alao
alluded briefly to his trouble1 when he was
Indicted for forgery. "But , " said he. "v.o
Knew ho would redeem himself , and ne did "
Ho concluded by naylng he did not think the
house could afford to have Magulro's remarks
go Into the permanent record.
Mr. Perkins , republican of lowi , chair
man nf the printing committee , was forced
Into the action. He said It Mr Johnson's
icmarks were to be stricken out they should
luivc- been objected to at the tlmo lho > were
spoken. Ho was not for delay. He said he
was In favor of expunging Mr. Magulro's re-
mirks from the Record.
Mr Towno , republican of Mlnnreota , made
another effort to sccuio an amendment , so as
to strIKe out the speech of Mr Johnson , aa
well as that ot Mr Magulre , but It waa also
ruled out. Thereupon Mr. McMlllln moved
to refer the whale quc3tlon to tlio ' oininlt-
Ice an ruleti. The house evidently was not In
any temper for delay , and Mr Me.Mlllln's
motion wits defeated , 02 to 123 , Mr Poole's
motlefn was then agreed to without divi
Mr Towne. republican of Minnesota , Imnie.
dlatcly pieicnteil aa a privileged matter , a
motion to sirlKo out that portion of Mr.
Jotumon'H remarks constituting the attirk
upon Mr Hearst The .motion tvos defeated ,
; 2 to .M The vpcakcr count ml four mem
bers as preepiu and not voting to make n
quotum. This closed the Incident nud ( he
house proceeded with the call nf commit
A resolution nag pasted to pay the wldo.v
of the late Speaker Crisp J1.1SI , t'.io cxpcciica
of his last lllncBfl and funeral ,
The speaker announced Ihe following com
mittee appointments Agrlcultui * , Stokeri.
democrat of Smith Carolina , pMtotnerK and
peat toads , CrUp , dcmotrat of Georgia ; waiti
and means. Ilratnet , democrat of Louisiana ;
uku. U.illov , democrat ot Tcxai.
Then at C p. m , , the bouse adjourned ,
INVITATION TO FOREIGNERS
State Deportment's Letter to Other
Governments is Heady ,
ASKS THEM TO COME TO OMAHA NEXT YEAR
Only \VnltH I'ronnilKullon of Itiilen
f .r AilnilNHlon of i\lillillH anil
TlioHO Are AlniUHt
I I , Ucmly. , ,
WASHINGTON , Jan. 12. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A draft of the State department
letter to foreign governments , calling their
attention to the Transmlsslcslppl and In
ternational Exposition , and Inviting exhibits
has been prepared and Is only waiting for
the printed rules and regulations governing
the reception of exhibits , which the Treasury
department Is preparing , when It will ho
Issued. The regulations will be Identical
with those for Atlanta last year. Treasury
people arc rushing the rules governing the
reception ot exhibits , and thu proof of same
will probably be sent Representative Mercer
the last of this week , or early nnxt week.
Mr. Mercer filed with the ways and means
committee today the brief of the American
Chicory company of Frcaiont and Omaha ,
asking for a duty of 1 cent per pound on raw ,
burnt or manufactured chicory , and a letter
of John Hrady of Kearney , representing the
cereal mills ot that place , asking that halt
a cent per pound duty be placed on oatmeal.
J. N. H' . I'atrlck appeared before the Board
of Fortifications and Ordnance today In ref
erence to a torpedo In which he Is Interested.
Ho occuple-d about one and one half homu Ir
explaining the merits of his torpedo am
urging upon the * government Its adoption
General Miles , chairman of the board pre
sided at the meeting.
n. A McAllister , land commissioner of tilt
Union I'nclllc Is hero urging upon the In
terior department to issue patents for landt.
now occupied by settlers along the line ol
the railway , and which have been held ui
by the secretary because of alleged discrep
ancies In the bill. Mr. McAllister proposca
to bring senatorial and representative In-
llucnco to bear to hasten the Issuance ol
The Eleventh street viaduct case , which
by decision of the supreme court Is to bo
argued on Its merits , will probably be
leached a year from next March , according
to court olilclals , unless state authorities
should move ) for an earlier argument , which
might be granted.
Senator I'cttlgrow's bill providing for the
remission of payment of $1.25 per acre by
those who commute entries on ceded por-
tlors of the Sioux reservation In South Da
kota came up for consideration before the
public lands committee- the house this
morning. Melklejohn secured the adoption
o' an amendment to Include that portion ol
the reservation In Nebraska and as amended
It wa3 reported to the houoc.
S cretary FrnncU today approved for patcnl
to the state of South Dakota the following
land listsList No. 1 , on account of the
grant to the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb ,
SOO acres In the Huron district ; list No. 3 ,
public buildings grant , 4,102 acres In the
Huron district ; list No. G , educational and
charitable Institutions grant , 39CIS acres In
the Aberdeen district.
J. D. Carder of South Dakota has been ap
pointed carpenter at $900 per annum at the
Pine Rtdgo Indian agency.
G. M. Lambertson of Lincoln Is at the
Arlington. Charles A. Webber and Samuel
J. Long of Lincoln arc at the Wellington.
F. A. Ilrogan ot Omaha Is In the city.
William I. Hill was today commissioned
pcstmastor at Coppock , and William C. Shep.
pard at Genoa , la.
i\PIjA\ATION XOT SATIS FACTO 11 V.
Clt-nriiiicc I'liiitTH to lie * IN-fiixcil tin *
WASHINGTON , Jan. 12. The secretary
of the Interior has received from Collector
Blfbco at Jacksonville a report on the recent
movements of the suspected filibuster Daunt
less , In which he Incorporates an affidavit
made by Captain Mcycis , the master. The
affidavit states In effect that on December
28 the master subscribed to the oath that the
Dauntless was about starting on a wrecking
tour and that he would not violate the
neutrality or navigation laws. On that
day he steamed down the river , but the
weather was too thick for his vessel to go to
hca and so he returned to Jacksonville. On
the 29th he started on his wrecking trip ,
but the weather waa still heavy and lie con
cluded to go Inside through Hawks channel.
While In the channel ho discovered signals
of distress ( lying from a point on No Name
Key. He put Into the Island and fourd
about thirty-five men in great distress , suf
fering from exposure to the weather and
want of food. There was also a quantity
of freight In unbroken boxes and packages.
What they contained he did not know. He
took the men and freight on board on New-
Year's day and as nearly as he could recollect ,
January 3 , ho delivered them at sea. To
whom they were delivered he docs not oay
and the collector In forwaidlng the affidavit
sajs that In his mind It U ver > defective , In
that It docs not state to whom the men and
goods were delivered and also In tevcral other
The department when notified several davs
ago of the application of the Dauntless gave
the collector Instructions not to clear It
and now that the report does not clear up the
record against the vessel It la stated the
bill will not be changed. If , therefore , It
attempts to go to sea without clearance It
P'obahly will be seized by the revenue cut
ters In port for violation of the navigation
nnliiKTH of ( lie Senate.
WASHINGTON' , Jan. 12. Some lively po
litical sparilng maiked the later hours of
the- senate toeslon today. The free home
stead bill was under discussion , and Mr ,
Allen found opportunity for questioning Mr.
Vllas of Wisconsin concerning the party
differences of last fall. It brought out much
difference of opinion as to whether the dem
ocratic platform was made at Chicago or at
Indianapolis. Mr , Vilas declared that there
was almost nothing In the Chicago platform
not Inimical to the Interests of the govern
ment. Ho Insisted that the Indianapolis
platform was founded throughout In democ
racy Mr Allen characterized the Indianapo
lis platform as a "rump affair. " The con-
tiove'rsy became very lively and took a wide
range. The homestead bill was further de
bated , but a vote was not reached. Mr Vllas
attacked It as a measure giving away $35-
000,000 of government money. Mr. Nelson ,
republican of Mlnnceota ; .Mr. Allen and Mr.
[ 'cflcr. populist of Kansas , spoke for the bill.
Mr. Hill , dcmociat of New York , who has
not often addicsscd the senate of late , bpoko
In favor of a law fixing four years aa the
term of fouith-rlaes pottinastcra.
NorllKTM I'iK'lHc lltillroinl
WASHINGTON , Jan. 12The house com
mittee on public lands today authorized a
favorable report on the bill providing that
settlers on Northern 1'aclfU railroad lands ,
nliOBo rights would have been forfeited Jan
uary 1 , 1SH7. for nan-compliance with the
law , should have an additional term of two
jcars In which to comply with the re > gua- !
Llons The committee also ordered a favorable -
-able report on a bill allow lug settlers on
Indian lands opened to settlement In thu
Dakotas to acquire a 'patent by paving the
minimum price provided by law any tlmo
after I lie oxpliatlon of fourteen months fiom
late of entry _
Dull ) ' 1'iTjiHiiry .SlnliMiie'iit.
WASHING ! ON , Jan. 12 Today's treasury
itatcineiit eio ; Available cash balaneo ,
C ; gold rcecrve , $139,602,023 ,
M'AI.V ACCUPTS KO THUMS
PropoNon to 111) TltlnKN AccoritliiK to
WASHINOTON. Jan. 12. Sejnor Dupuy do
Lomo's attention vvaa directed , today to pub
lished statements purporting jto come from
Madrid to the effect that the ! Spanish gov
ernment had Instructed him to notify the
American secretary of Itato that Spain woute1
accept the terms of a pJaco settlement with
Cuba , submitted by the American govern
ment , and that ho had cabled the author
ities at Madrid of his communication ot the
acceptance to Mr. Olney. The minister ob
served his usual coursev In declining to dis
cuss the details of diplomatic subjects , but
ho was specific In denying the publication
as a whole , stating that It had no basis ol
fact , and that In his judgment It wnu a
fabrication which could not have originated
at Madrid. Further than this the minister
would not discuss the publication In de
tail , as this would necessarily lead tea
a discussion of the status ot negotiations.
I From other sources , however , It Is learnei !
! that the situation has undergone no rccenl
change and that the satus Is exactly whit It
| has been for some tlmo , namely , a purpose.
on the part of Spain to apply extended re-
I forms to Cuba as roon cs th ? pacification
of the Island Is assured. The advices sat
isfy officials of the Spanish legation hero
that this pacification Is progressing rapidly.
A cable dispatch just received from General
Weyler saja that Ihe province of I'lnar del
Rio , which has been the storm center , Is
pacified. This Is not only regarded as Im
portant In Itself , but as contradicting a
published statement by Air. Money that Plnar
del Rio was not and rould not bo pacified.
General Weyler In his dispatch explicitly re
fers to and contradicts this published state
In this connection It Is pointed out by the
Spanish official * that claims were made that
Cacarajlcara , the strategic point of Pina del
Rio , could not bo taken without a tors of 40-
000 Spanish troops , whereas this point , said
to be impregnable , has passed Into the
hands of General Wejlcr with a loss of only
twenty-six men. This pacification of I'lnar
del Hlo , as reported by General Weyler ,
marks nn Important step In the advance of
the general plan of applying autonomy to the
Island. With reports that the provinces of
Matanzas and Havana are pacified , which
are confidently expected at the legation. In
view of the report from I'lnar del Rio , the
reports will cover practically the entire
Island , as Santa Clara province has not
been a scat of recent Insurgent activity and
Santiago do Cuba Is far to 'the eastward and
out of the range of recent military opera
TIII3 CAXAI , MIJASl'Ili : .
Spnilcrr I to CM ! OpiioHcil to Sonic of Its
WASHINGTON , Jan. 12 The supporters
of the Nicaragua canal bill made a strong
effort toJay to secure a rule by which the
bill can he brought before thp house without
delay. The entire dcUgitlon from the Pa
cific coist states , with Representative McMahon -
Mahon of Pennsylvania , waited upon the
committee on rules , and , lts spokesman ,
Mr. Doollttle of Wellington , asked that the
next three davs In the hoiise.be given to the
bill. Speaker Reed rcpllrl that It would be
Impossible to grant this request , because the
time had already been sot apart for other
business. The supporters of , the bill have a
petition with the signatures , of a large ma
jority ot the house that the , bill bo brought
up this session. It dcvoloped today that
the rule * committee would not favor the bill
In Its present form , ami asuggetlon was
mniln KO as to fctliiulatc fhci the government
shall Incur no liability until the surveys
have all been made and definite estimates
for the' work secured. > f. -
Speaker Reed questioned whether the canal
would pay for Us proposed cost , and Mr.
Hermann of Oregon cited the Sault Ste.
Marie canal In answer. The committee on
commerce Irs taking steps to amend the hill
In accordance with the speaker's suggestion.
suwm IN uxnctri'ivc sussiox.
CUiiirmttn of Forririi Hi-IntloiiH Com
mit lor MaKfX I lie 1111(1011.
WASHINGTON , Jan 12. Only a few
senators were prevent when the senate met
today. Almost Immediately after the read
ing of the journal , on motion of Mr. Sherman ,
chairman of the committee on foreign rela
tions , on executive session lasting twenty
minutes was held.
The senate concurred In the house amend
ments to the bill to conform to and ratify
the construction of a bridge } across the Red
river above Fulton. Ark , by the Tcxarkana
& Fort Smith Railway company , and the
bill passed. _ _ _ _
Xeni for i ln > Army.
WASHINOTON , Jan. 12. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Resignations by the following named
officers ot their commissions In line of the
army only have been accepted by the presi
dent Captain William II. Baldwin , com
missary of subsistence , ca first lieutenant ,
Seventh cavalry , December 22 , 1S9G ; Captain
David L. Bralnard , commissary of subsist
ence , as first lieutenant , Second cavalry , Jan
uary 4 , 1S97 ; Captain Carroll A. Devol , ca-
slstant quartermaster , as first lieutenant
Major Charles R. Barnptt. quartermaster ,
haa been ordered from Fort D. A. Russell.
W > o. to Fort Sill. Okl. , to take charge of
the construction ot the- new sewer" sjatcm at
The following transfers In the Seventh
cavah'y have been made : Captain John C.
Greslmm , from troop A to .troop M ; Captain
Montgomery D. Parker , from troop M to
Lcavw of abscncet Second Lieutenant
Charlrs W. Fentan. Sevontji cavahy , cx'ended
one month ; Major Philip F. Harvey , surgeon ,
.Art'lillce-l nf A < > vv KIIIIHIIH PrlHon.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 12. Attorney Gen
eral Harmon has appointed W. S. Hames
of Eamca & Young , St Louis , architect of
the new UnltetJ States penitentiary to bo
built at fort Leavcnworjh , Kan. Mr. Raines ,
Mr. French , the warden , and Major Strong ,
the general agent of Jho Department of
Justice , have been Instructed to examine u
number of the more nlodorn prisons In the
country , with o vlew , of Incorporating In
the Tort Leaven worth building the latest
Impiovcincnts In prison construction. They
will Icavo here tomorrow for Plttaburg and
expect to bo absent about ? a week. Prac
tically all of the woik of ( constructing the
now building will be done ! by convict , ! and
the stone will bo quarried In the Immediate
vicinity , nnd the brick and lime burned on
the land belonging to the penitentiary.
Conflrincil ! > tlie S < 'iint ' .
WASHINGTON , Jan. 12. Tlio ecnato haa
confirmed the follow'luB nominations ;
Postmasters. Temneaso , Daniel D.
Scott , at JelllcO. AVlllam | Farrlng-
ton at Memphis , John W. Clark at
Ilipley ; Wisconsin , D.ivld Thompson at Black
[ liver Falls , James Devcrcauxat Shell Lake ;
South Dakota , M. F. Bawler at Groton.
Postmasters ; Nebraska A , M , Goodlng , at
Carllngton , _ _ _ _ _ . _ _
Km omlilf llfjinrt oil I'riuic-lH ,
WASHINGTON , Jan , 12. The nomination
of Hon. David R. Franc-la to bo secretary of
the Interior was favorably acted on by the
committee on finance today , and afterward
eportcd to the senate In executive session.
The ) nomination has been held up In com-
nlttce ever since the beginning of the xcs-
jlon In December at the request of Senator
Illlllllll AWIlt TIl'CH Of UlN .loll. *
ATLANTIC CITY. N J. , Jan. 12.Tho
resignation of Major T , A. Hymen of thin
city us Imllnn ngemt tit tlijf Ulitah re nerva
tion In Utah has been forwarded to Wash
ington. Major llM7ic * 1 Home on his vaca
tion and ? nyH het has tired of his post Hu
lias been un agent , for aeyoii yt'iirx.
Moriu < > iitH of Oct'liu VrxHt'lM , .Inn , 11 ! ,
At New York- Arrived Werra , from
lenoa ; Uovlo , from Liverpool , Balled-
Spree , for Bremen.
BECAUSE HE BOLTED BRYAN
Fennlty of Political Independence is Made
ALLAN'S ' REASONS FOR OPPOSING M'HUGH '
Ciitinut nlte UN Siinimrl to n Soiniil
Miinry llriiiocTiit Senator Tlmrit-
toti StutuM Sonic of
WASHINGTON , Jan. 12. ( Special Tele
gram. ) W. U. Mcllugh's nomination to be
district judge hns been Indefinitely hung up
In the judiciary committee and his con
firmation removed beyond probability by the
action ot Senators Thurston and Allen. Re
garding their position In the matter , these
senators tonight gave Tlio Bee the following
authorized statements for publication. Sen
ator Allen writes :
I want to deny the right of the press to
cxpreSsiny attitude leBpectlug Mr. Mclluph
before listened I express patiently It to myself. botn hides ' vav , rccolvm ' , '
for and agalust
many let era ami telegrams
la coif rmnUon. I have delayed eM'res-
i < \f \ lii nnlnlon for the purpose of giving
Mr Mcllugli mil his friends , ns well ns
tho' ' < j opposed to his conllrmution. "ullielent
oiportunlly to express themselves. It vvou
nni hnvo been proper for me to have p.isscel
Vudgme-nt on h s ca c Instantaneously ami
vvlthout affording all an opportunity to be
hli"am oaposcd to Mr. Mcllugh's conllrma
tion and shall do want 1 can n n legit ate
way to secure h s rejection by the i e.uiie.
and 1 shall not be actuated by l > er < on.i
hostility , as our relations are of a frlemlly
character. 1 will be actuated by the fp-
Tlin > i
? Man ° hnef i n $ $ &
% &S S % X , $ K
del .crallons . nnd In one or mejre vo es takem
bv It and he was bound oy Its action , but
because It failed to pursue the courHO he
niirpuo. he , with others ,
- - - ' the right to go
so'.e and avowed purpose of \ \ > ' ? v | °
nominations made by
vcntlou of vv-iich he had been a member.
PREACHES PAUTY PEALTY.
tlmieel to bo n member of the "lump orgjn-
" . vvben refused -
lo th" Chicago convention. an.
fused munition. relumed to Nebr.i Ua and
ole pose of
"houVd have received the support of
member of lh.it party. Ine mling Mr
He wns justly entitled to tins
° n W5
nV Suu ? c *
democratic nominee , and
froni the regular
? and nccom-
it that means defeat Hrynn
election of Melilnley ; he could
! " ush . ! i. the ; . . ! nthnr mntlvu Or tlurilOSO.
themselves to thoughtful men 1-Irst , no
.ma nrtlvely hostile to the nominee of his
waa dui RncdI by tleprcsldont as a direct
iVp at Mr Uryan anel his political a oc-
of free silver
- frl.-nds and the
- In this
ver and looking lit no que-btlon
llRht. which I believe Is Ihe correct one. I
nSS , mi elf ins-ionslblc for my nc-
vvl ' I hold ' f
tlon n'Jh'at reject. Ilmvu no rteht to - iy
\ihit my e-olle.igue will do. He will elouui-
lI-BS net for itmVlf. and upon his own u-
inonslbllltv. ml I shall ncl for myso f and
. I " lh-lt
unon my own icsjionnlblllty. "fet -
' "on "trained to this cour eTil so far
WHY THURSTON OPPOSES HIM.
Senator Thurston's reasons for opposing
Mr. McIIugh arc hero stated
In regard lo Mr. McIIugh'B appointment ,
'idt-d Ills confirmation.
I i mvo de - to oppose
I have done this after most
ildor.Uloi i of the situation and after con-
Sullfni- Ith " d ' - ' fr ° m Ul ° ? Ini5
Htnte. The position Is
republicans of the
the 1 L'l e"t judicial olllco In our Htate. It
Is for life. It hcems to me this Judges hip
Hhotild certainly go to some one of the
ipndlnB and lifelong practitioners of our
bar , and one who Is generally recognized
n the state as a leader In the profession.
1 have not one word to say which vvlll In
anv way rcllect upon the- personal or pro
fessional character of Mr. McHugh. but
his IB absolutely and literally true : He has
been in Nebraska but about eight ycais.
During that tlmo I have been a general
practitioner In the United States court , and
I liavo not known of Mr. McIIugh as bc-
Ini' engaged In the trial of important canes
n that court. I have no doubt that ho
stands equally well nt the bar as any one
of the young practltloueis who have
luid the s.imo number of years' practice' In
our courts. Mr Mellugh has been the iinit-
ner of ono of our best e'stabllched and nl > est
Invvsers , Gcneial Covvln , but It Is the under
standing among the profession that his
imrtncrhhlp association with CJencrnl Covvln
IniH been sueh an ono ns Is generally fonned
by an established Inwjcr and u young man
taken in to assist In the transaction of bus
iness. I know ot my personal knowledge
that It Is not more than a year since Mr.
McHugh was endeavoring to secure u place-
In tlio olllco of attorney of the e-lcvatci ]
loads in New York City , nnd had dctci-
mlned to leave Omiilm and Nebraska If he
could ttecuro the place In that ofllec.
DDKS NOT RANK HIGH ENOUGH.
Whatever , therefore , may bo said of'hln
character as a man nnd his professional
ability. It does not seem to mo that he
can bo said to fairly lank with those law
yer * of Nebraska whoso long experience ,
whoso established professional reputation
and whoso Identity with our people mark
them for judicial preferment.
While. I nun at Omaha , also many of the
leading me-mbcrH of tlio Omaha bar , some
of the Judges of our courts and practi
tioners from various parts of the stateml -
vlbcel mo that they had been nolleltcil and
Importuned to Hlgn petitions for Judge Me-
Hugh's confirmation upon thu unqualified
ntatement that It was my express desire
and wish that such Indorsements nhould be
given. T , ill rrnny s gnaturen were obtnl ied
to these petitions on tiuch statements the-ru
can bo no posulblo doubt. I never , directly
or Indirectly , authorl/eel any living man to
make nucli statements. 1 wired all friends
of McHiigh that I Hhotild hold myself ab
solutely aloof , should take no hand In the
matter of securing endorsements , and that
I should icinaln absolutely free to not on
the appointment after I had consulted fully
with my friends and the * leading puic-tl-
tlonerB nnd leimblleaiis of the Htalo.
These are among the reasons which have
Influenced me In re-nehlng the conclusion
that I have. When I vole to confirm the
nominee for judge of the United Htntrs
court of Nebraska , whether Kiich nominee
bo a demociat or a lepiihllean , I Khali Insist
that he bo ii man thoroughly Identified by
long U'HliHnco nnd otherwise with Ncbrneki
Intel cuts and who tanks HO high among
thc > people and profonMon that It will not
be ne-cessary for lilii filcmlH to pass around
petitions and Importune for Hlnnntiiri-H.
JOHN M. THURSTON.
Solilli-r ICIIIril Ity I'ullliiK WnllM.
CHEYENNE , Wo. , Jan , 12. ( Special Tel- '
cgiam. ) While Bsalstlug III tearing duwn ,
the walls of an adobe bairnck at Foil Him-1
toll today Private ) Cllno of company II ,
Eighth Infantry , \sas caught under the fall-
ng vvall add received Injuries which will re
sult In hU death. Cllnei's kull was frac-
urcd ; his rlbd aud none broken and his body
SUIT 1,0ws A SMV STOIIM.
Full of I'lvc InctifH \i-lirHMUn mill
In SunnrincMN llluh Wlinln.
BENNINGTON. Neb. , Jan. 12. ( Special. )
A heavy stow storm has been raging hero
slnro 10 o'clock today. Fully five Inches of
snow has fallen already.
FREMONT , Jan. 12. ( Special. ) About four
Inches of snow fell here today. Tile-re has
been scarcely any wind and It has not
drifted. If It remains calm the sleighing will
bo fine Thu tralnH are all reported on time.
Some of the farmers and grain men arc
manifesting much anxiety about the corn
crop. The corn Is so damp It cannot bo
shipped and a part of It Is piled up In the
fields , where It cannot dry out aa well as
If In cribs. In npltu of the large amount
ot stok that will bo fed In this section this
winter there Is an unusually largo quantity
ot corn for shipping ami It will be moved
ns soon as It It , In suitable condition.
05CEOLA. Neb. . Jan. 12 ( Special. ) The
biggest snow storm of the season began here
nbout 0 o'clock this morning. The snow con
tinued to fall meat of the day ami Is ac
companied by a high cast w Ind.
NEBRASKA CITY. Jan. 12 ( Special. ) A
heavy snow- commenced falling at 10 this
morning and continued all day. The wind
Is In the boutheast with every prospect for
a heavy storm.
SYRACUSE. Neb , Jan. -Special ( Tele
gram. ) A heavy snow storm from the south
east set In at 9 o'clock and hns continued at
Intervals all day. This evening the snow-
has changed to rain , freezing as It falls ,
making traveling quite dangerous.
DUNCAN , Neb. . Jan. 12 ( Special ) After
eight days of line weather a snow set In
here this morning with wind In the south
east. About two Inches of snow fell and
at noon It began sleeting , with an cast wind
blowing a good gale. Indications are fa
vorable for a bad storm.
CENTRAL CITY , Neb. , Jan. 12 ( Special
Telegram ) Some three inchro of snow fell
here this forenoon. This afternoon and to
night It turned to sleet. It Is almost warm
enough to rain.
WEST POINT , Neb. , Jan. 12. ( Special. )
It Is snowing steadily , but there Is no wind
and the MIOW Is llng as It falls About
six Inchra on the level has fallen up to
FORT ROBINSON , Neb , Jan. 12. ( Spe
cial Telegram ) Snow has been falling con
tinuously since morning. The warmth of
the ground absorbs It nearly as test as It
fell , BO that there Is not more than two
Inches on the ground and no wind blowing
ELKHORN , Neb. , Jan. 12 ( Special Tele
gram ) A miniature of the memorable bllz-
? ard of January 12. 1SSS , raged here nt In
tervals all afternoon. Tonight it Is getting
GOTHENBURG. Neb . Jan. 12. ( Special.- )
Snow and rain began falling heio this mornIng -
Ing , and by noon over an Inc'i ' of wet MUU
covered the giound. The temperature has
been rlalng slowly all day.
CRESTON. la. . Jan 12. ( Special Tele
gram ) A heavy snow storm struck Cieston
at noon and has continued with anoro or leas
feoverltj all the afternoon. At G o'clock th's
evening It Is still snowing heavily.
CHAMBERLAIN , S. 1) . , Jan. 12 ( Special
Telegram ) A heavy snow storm commenced
thU forenoon and Is still In prosicsrs through
out thto section. A strong wind ; l blowing ,
but the temperature Is quite mild.
VERMILL10N. S. D. Jan 12 ( Special
Telegram ) A blinding snow storm Is rag
ing here today , with a fair prospect ot Us
turning Into ono of the worst blizzards of the
winter Aa jet the temperature is warm.
The snow Is very soft and adheirs to overv-
thlng It touches , which makes It bad foi
atock. Already theio Is about five Indus
of enow on the ground.
A UMTHl ) STATES PARTY.
Coxoy mid 11 "jcoro of Oilier Itcformorx
Ilrrnl ; IOOH < froi.iI'oiiullxiii.
ST. LOUIS , Jan. 12. Twenty-three mlddle-
cf-thc-rcaders were present today when
Jacob S. Co < ey called together his eonfer-
cnce of reformers for the pi'rroEe of forming
a new organization to take the place of th > <
people's party. The conference waa held
behind closed doors. Mr. Coxcy presided
and Carl Browne served r.s iccrctnry. Mc'srs
Ilutler , Weuvei , Jones and other ponulUt
leadeis were denounced , the speakers charg
ing tint they sold out to the democrats In
the recent election. A resolution was adopted
declaring that tlila action has to crippled the
people's party as to kill Its fu
ture usefulness. The newparty
was chrlstcneel the "United Stntea
party. " Resolutions were adopted declailng
In favor of Iho Initiative and rcforendunj as
ono of the un lerlj'.ng principles of the party.
The "national piovlslonal organization com
mittee" was Instructed to organize clubs
throughout the United States , tluse clubs to
send delegates to a national e.cwvcntlon to
bo held In Nashville , Tcnn. , July 4 , 1S97 , to
outline a policy of a campaign for 189S and
1900 , "based on a nonlntcicst bond plan as
a means of providing sufficient legal tender
money to do the business of the country. "
Adjourned until tomorrow.
SIIKS TO PIT AX IJMI TO THOI'III.KS '
\YHIi tin * Ilipnrlnriof I'roHi
Di-Hlrc lo ! , ! VanlMlir * .
SAN FRANCISCO , Jan. 12. Henry Mil
ler , a middle-aged German , entered a Kear
ney street gun store and asked to see some
plstola. He was accommodated , and while
fitting a cartridge In the chamber of a 10-
volver shown him he deliberately turned the
weapon upon himself and fired. The bullet
struck him In the left chest just over the
heart and lib fni to the floor fatally
wounded. At the receiving hospital ho said
that up to within the past few years ho had
been a member of the Llvo Slock exchange
of Chicago and had been a heavy handler
of cattle. At ono time ho hai1 been worth
$200.000 , mcst of It made In cattle deala.
Subsequent lofscs liaj left him practically
penniless. About a month ago ho left Chicago
cage and went to Portland. OIL- . From there
ho came to San Fianclsco two weeks ago
Miller tajs ho has three married daughters
in Chicago , hut doc ? not care to have them
notified of what ho has done for fear that
his act may stain , the family name.
'I'll I n Ii-c nt St. IiiiulH -Hionnllile | fern
n < liilntiiilr | DroM nlniT.
ST. LOUIS , Jan. 12. Flvo children were
drotfncd In this city this afternoon while
skating.- Kosmith avcnuo nnd Ashland
Place , a crowd of children were skating on
the Ice In an old quarry. The Ice gave way
and the children wcro precipitated Into the
water and diowhcd before help could icach
them. They are :
AMANDA ARNOLD , aged 1C.
ARTHUR ARNOLD. 13.
GEORGE MATTHEWS. 9.
SADIE MATTHEWS. 14 ,
JOHN GLEASON. 15.
Oleason made a heroic attempt to rescue
his playmates , fell Into the water and aa a
result Is In a serious condition. In another
part of the city , Al Volner , aged 11 , was
drowned In a pond while skating.
CoiiiIue-lorN1 Dlrfcloi-N .Mci-l.
CI3DAR RAPIDS , Jan. 12.-Speclal ( Tele-
gram. ) The Board of Directors of the Order
of Railway Conductors was In session nt Iho
general officca In this city today. This com
mittee Is composed of the general office ) a
and members of the Insurance committee
and the business transacted by them pertains
only to the Inside workings of the organisa
tion , ThuKo present were : Grand Chlof
Clark and Grand Secretary Clancy ot llil.n
city ; C , H , Wllklna of Chicago ; Assistant
Grand Chief A , I ) , Garrctson , Osccola , la. ;
Grand Senior Conductor W. II. Mooneiy , Con
cord , N , H. , W. C. Wright , Montreal ; J. E ,
Archer , Hounlon , Tex , ; W. C. Durbln , Mil
waukee , Wls , , and W , K. Maxwell , 1'arnaiu ,
Coal MlniTN' hfrlUiKnilnl. .
I'lTTBIJUIia. Jan 12 , The lrlko of the
coal miners on the Wheeling division of the
Baltimore & Ohio roud IH ended. All the
men returned to work today , agre'clim to
accept the iU-cent lute often d by the oper-
DOUGLAS COUNTY CONTESTS
Gfxncnsca Ponder the Propositions In All
HOUSE WILL NOT VOTE TO POSTPONE
Itcinilillcnii Motion to lie * Met Ity tliQ
UnltiMl Kronl of ( IpiKinldoii uiul
the Mntlor > i-nt ( o
i , Committee.
LINCOLN , Jan. 12. ( Special Telegram. )
The Douglas county contiktej election caeca
occupied the attention of two raucucvs for
thieo hours tonight. At the republican
caucus both sonatots ami representative * *
were present , Mr. Crow of Omiha presiding.
After much dUcus&lau It wat voted to press
tlio motion for Indefinite postponement
offoreil by Jenkins of Jefferson county In tlm
It Is the feeling among scene of the repub
licans that Jenkins' motion to Imlellnltcly
ixwtpone the Douglas county contest was pre
mature , but now that It has been made , tlio
republicans of the house will stand by him.
Mr. Jenkins admitted In cnuciM tonight that
ho acted without consulting his fellow mem
bers , hut that he felt Justified In adopting :
the course ho did from personal Interviews
he had held with a great many of the popu
lists and free silver democrats.
The motion to Indefinitely postpone tlio
contests will he met with the united opi > osl-
tlon of the free illvcr forces In tlio house.
This much XV.M decided upon by the caucus
of the majority , oxer whleh Speaker Gamn
hlim-cir picsldcd. It was determined to vote
ns a unit against the JcnUns motion. Tlio
five Douglas county democrats In the house *
will vote with their populist colleagues on
The dcfiat of the Jenkins resolution doca
not , of couroe , end the matter. It was the
general ! ) expressed rcntlnicnt that the con
tests should go before the committee on
privileges and elections , and that both sides
will be given full opportunity to present
their cases. All of the evidence will ho
heard , the arguments lUtcned to , and the
pi luted briefs tonsldeied. When the com
mittee's llnal report Is presented to the houco
the vote may not be to unanimous against
a motion to Indefinitely postpone. Hut at
picscnt the free silver fortes arc united.
KCOMOIICAI. Kiton Tim woitu < : o.
SCIUltOfN lllHlKt (111 S Tlltllll/lllK All
I'ropoHtMl i\iiriiil 11 M r > N.
LINCOLN , Jan. 12. ( Special. ) The oratorical
torical talent of the senate was on parade-
this forenoon and "economy" was preached
from a half a do/cn texts by a large number
of the members. The debate on two or
tluee Ubolullons Involving the expenditure-
of funds brought out the fact that there are
In the present senate many good strong ,
forcible and even eloquent debaters. Not
In many years has the senate found itself
addressed by better speakers than Senators
Deal , Hansom , Dundsa , Ilowell , Farrcll Fcltz ,
Mutz , Murphy , Holler , Caldwell , Lee , Qond-
rlng ami Conaw.iy , all of whom took au
active pait In today's debates.
The debate started this morning as soon
as the Journal had been read. It was pre
cipitated by a resolution one-reel uy Barren ,
populist of MeriiLk , providing for the ap-
pnlntmcnt of a committee of three , to act
with a like committee from the house , to
take action In regard to the printing of the
govoinor's nicsiage. Senator Dundas of
fered an amendment rtipilrlng the proposed
joint committee to flrat ascertain and re
port the cost of printing the message Inlets
lots of 1 000 , r,000 and 10.000 copies.
Mr. nansom of Douglas opposed the amend ,
incut In a most vigorous manner Ho de
clare 1 that the fcncte had wasted a great deal
of valuable time la quibbling over to small
a nnttcr ns the expense of printing the gov
ernor's mctsage. He said the ocnato should
drop the foolish talk of economy. IIo hoped
that the effort to commit an act of manifest
discourtesy to the governor of the state would
HOUND TO FIND OUT.
Mr. DiindaH Insisted that It was simply a
good business move to ask the price bcforo
making an Investment. He had no deslro
to alap the governor In the fp.ce as asserted
by the senator fiom Douglas.
Mr Murphy , icpubllean of ( lage , favored
the amendment. He could not understand ,
he said , why the Inquiry us to the price was
not a proper o-ie. The senate would bo
false to Un duty It It did not practice ) hero
what Its members preached on the stump.
Tarre'll of Mcrrl"k supported the amend
ment and expressed himself as pleased with
the sentiments of economy urged by the sen
ator fiom Ongc. for , ho said , It was the first
tlmo on rccoid when a republican senator
had shown the slightest disposition to prac
Mr. Heal , populist of Custor , v\ho had op
posed the proposal to print the governors
imssago In pamphlet fonn from the Mart ,
stated that It behooved the senate to excrclso
economy becaiMo later In the session It
would bo called upon to maUo liberal ap-
piaprlatlona for the TiannmlssUslppI and In-
teinational Imposition and for an exhibit
at the Nashville exposition. If a halt was
not called soon the total appropriations this
sct-slon would largely exceed the aggregate
of anv session ever held In the history of
After the discussion had continued for some ,
tlmo the amendment offered by Mr Dundau
was arfiecd to by the assistance of the re
publican senators The- president thereupon
appointed as the senate membcis of the
proposed joint committee. Messrs. Fairell ,
llundas and Hansom.
The balance of the forenoon was taken up
with an equally warm discussion over the
lowlutlon directing the hccrctaij of state to
fuinlsh each number of the penalo dally
with llvo 1 cent wiappei.i and ten 2 ce-nt
stamp * The lines of the dUcusolon were
slmllir to thcso followed upon the resolution
referring to the govninnr's rnrimago. The.
scnato finally by unanimous consent , laid the
matter on tlio tiiblo Ileccsswas then taken.
now ovnu THK HULIH. :
Upon reassembling at 2 o'clock the report
ot the special committee on lilies was pre
sented , and It provoked ft dliru'Hlon which
consumed the greater part of the afternoon.
The rhaiigro In the old inlrs werefoi the
most purt unimportant ; hut I hero was an
open revolt at the piopohlllon of the rulc.-i
committee to make. It nerc i. < ary for a de
mand for a call of the house to he1 seconded
by ten senators Instead of live , as under the
old rules. The tulo propoucd would aliio-
lutoly bar the republican minority from de-
mamllng a call of the house.
Mr. Muiphy led the protest. Hr said the
commlttc' ) on rules piopoaed In utilko down
a puillamcntary right that hud been nc >
e-ordcd to u minority for more * than a cen
tury. It absolutely dopilved the minority
of eight republican senatom ot all protection
In critical points. Ho recalled the fact that
In the senate two years ago , when tbero
were twenty-five republicans In ( oiitrol , tlm
minority was treated nlth the utmost fair
ness. Ho movnd that Iho ruin n spoiled
by the committee he amended no as to per
mit llvo members to accino a call of the
After u vigorous discussion the amendment
offered by Henutor Murphy wae aciucd to by
a vote ot 17 to 1C.
The next contest came over the proposition
n make a sifting committee one of the utauel-
Ing committee's eif thp Fcnate > . The piouonl-
tlon wan denounced In unmeasured terms by
Oomlrlng and Ilaller , On an n > o and nay
vote but two ( senators wcto toconled In Ho
A final effort was mmlo to make an amend
ment to the amended rule , cou'rlng the call
ut the hoiifio. The nile as amended and
tigrci-d to permits five member * to dotmind a
en 11 of the ho i'to , but enables a majority to
lircak the rail , h'enutC'f ' Talhut nf L.incuiiter
nndoitook to tecutc a tccond amendment
ruulor'iig ' the rule to UK old wording , which
prctciucd tin. uwpoudhn of a call as loon oj
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