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THE WASHINGTON CKITIO, TUESDAY EYEXG, EBFvUATtY 4, 1800.
DEMOCRATS QUITESATISFIED WITH
THEIR LEADER'S STATEMENT.
lint tlm Mnjorlty lIclIot'eThnttiin l'oit
)ile Will Sniiiil by the I'nrtj Wlilnti
Srekn to rnc.lltnto lhtMnes mid
lvx-Siicnlor Carllslo's address to tlu
country, published In tho morning
jmjicis, waa tho chlot Ihomo of convcr
sntlcrn on tho Door of tho llouso before
tlin hour of assembling this morning.
Tho Hcpubllcnti leaders generally 10
pnrilcil It oh rather below 1 10 lovol of
Jlr. Carllslo's powcis of statement. It
loclm discernment, they said, an I
avoided the point at issue. It deals in
special pleaillnp; and gllttcrlne general
ities It simply quotes tho practice of
Congtcss heietoforo, they say, and re
cites tho nilea and decisions under
thoso rules, and falls to go to tho root
of tho differences between tho1 twto
WHAT ltni'llltLICANS SAY.
lid docs nol, they insist, rccogulro
the fact that the quostiort is not ono of
parliamentary practice and precedent,
as ttifcy have obtained in tho Homo in
tho past, but is a constitutional ques
tion. No ono is disputing, tho Repub
Ucan leaders say, that a constitutional
quorum is necessary (o the transaction
of business and tho enactment of laws.
Tho point at Issuo Is, What constitutes
a cqnstllutional.quorurn? Tho Itopub
licarmliolrf ono vlowj tho Democrats
hold another. Their differences can
not ho decided, tho Republicans in
sist, by quoting tho rulings of former
Speakers or Congicsional usages in tho
It must bo settled, they claim, In ac
cordance with tho plain intentions of
tho Constitution and tho dictated of
coininon-scnso! These, thoy say sus
tain tho lulings of Speaker Reed and
the. action of tub majority of tho House.
Tho Republicans profess their readl
ncsH togO bcfoio the country on the Is
sue as mado up in ,tlio past five legis
lative day's. They point to tho fact
that- their course and tho Speaker's
rulings aro In direct line with tho prac
tice of tho State Lcelslaturcs in recent
times, regardless of which political I
unHv wrte In nnTOHi" H'hn nnrt1n ftiotrT
say, will .stand by tho party which
i-ecks to facilitate business and prevent
llHUustering. As Instances of this thoy
point to tho filibustering indulged In
luring the last Congress by Rcpyoscn
tatlvcs Oatcs, Maud and weaver, who,
by dilatory tactics, lied up legislation
and paralyzed tho House for days and
weeks. Under the now codo of rules
which, they say, will bo adopted iuduo
course, thc-o practices will be either
prevented altogether or rendered pow
oiless for prolonged delay.
Representative Burrows of Michigan
and Representative Dorscy of Nobraska
were quite emphatic In their expres
sion or opinion and very decided in
their Indorsement of the Spoakcr. Mr.
Ruriows said, with reference to Mr.
Carlisle's statcn eat, that ho thought it
ias below what we had to come to ex
pect from tho ex-Speaker. Ho thought
It lacked in lucidity and strensth and was
too n uch confined to speclaL"plcading3.
Mr. Dorscy said that ho was perfectly
confident tho people would sustain tho
Speaker and tho majority, as thoy wcro
tired of filibustering and tho uncon
scionable wasto of time which it en
tailed. DEMOCRATS rUM'EOTIA- SATISFIED.
The Democrats, on the contrary, ap
pear to be-perfectly satisfied with their
leader's address, They claim that It
presents the question at issuo In a re
markably cleav and strong light, and
will sticngthen them with tho people,
who, they Insist, will sustain them In
tho fight they have mado against tho
dangerous power seized by the majority,
and the arbitrary rulings of tho Speaker,
as they term them. They regret Mr.
Jackson was not unseated by a "visible
quotum" instead of a voting one, as
uicy fire tuna stopped irom appealing
to tho Supremo Court, as they had lit
tended, for a judicial determination of
what makes a constitutional quorum.
JivSpeaker Cm lisle Las prepared a
statement of the position of tho Demo
crats in tho House. It will bo pre
sented to the Democrats to-day for their
signature. Ho says:
The present situation in the Honso of
representatives Is so anomalous, and the
unprecedented decisions of the Bpeakcr aro
so full'of danger to the Integrity of future
legislation that wo consider It, our duty to
submit a brief statement of the facts In or
der that the propriety of the course we
have taken may be fairly 'determined.
Tho House met on the 2d day of Decem
ber, 18S9,uiid Immediately organized bytlio
election of a Speaker and other Officers. On
tlm sqme day, by a resolution of the House,
the Speaker was authorized to appoint a
conunlttco on. rules, and the rulriof the
lii6t preceding House Were referred to that
Although nearly two mouths 1j ivo elapsed
slnco tho Committee ou Ruin was ap-r
pointed, It has mado no repoit upou tha
matters referred to It, except tho partial
ono mado on the Uth of DecemBcr, and con
sequently the House has been compelled to
conduct Its business without any rulo or
) stem, except the general parliamentary
lw, as construed by the Speaker.
This Is tho first time In our history that a
I rglf lathe assembly, or even a public meet
ing, has attempted to transact business for
any considerable period without a regular
codo of rulo pi escribing tho order of Us
, THE SfEAKEll UlIIAinNCl).
'the Sneaker has repeatedly during theso
extraordinary proceedings refused to enter
tain parliamentary motions that have been
recognized as legitimate ever stucotljo Gov
ernment was established, and when at
tempts have been made to appeal from his
decisions ho has refused to submit tho
question to the House. TiylilB arbitrary
rulings, sustained In some Instances by less
than a quorum, ho has subverted nearly
every principle of constitutional and parlia
mentary law heretofore recognized In tho
THE 1)10111 U-OIIMJ MATTER.
On Wednesday, January 20, tho Conunlt
tco on Elections called up a contested elec
tion case, and the Democratic members de
termined that u the absence of rules It
should not be considered If thoy could pro
entlt by any proper parliamentary pro
ceedings. Accoidlngly thoy raised the
ipiestlou of consideration, uomanded the
jcasand najs, aud on tho call of tho roll
lefralned from voting. Thorcsult was that
lies than a constitutional quorum voted;
hut tha Speaker, In violation of tha uniform
practice of tho House for more than a cen
tury, piocceded to count members who
were present, but not voting, and declared
that tho House had decided to take the
the coiriruiio in the case.
The Constitution of the United States
provides that a majority of each House
"thai! constitute a quorum to do business;
but a smaller number may adjourn from
day to day, and may be authorized to com
pel the attendance of absent members in
such maimer and under such poualtles as
tach House may provide." Anotherclause
of tho Constitution icqulascach House to
heepn journal of Its proceedings, and pro
tldcB that, when one-ll(th of tho members
present desire It, tho jets and nays shall ho
taken ou any question amtcuicrou on uie
Since tho beginning of tho Government
under tho Constitution, more than a huii
drid jenrsago, tho llouso of Representa
tives aud tho Senate havo uniformly con
strued tho llrst I'lauso of tho Constitution,
quoted above, to mean that a majority of
all tho members-elect must be present aud
actually participate In the transaction of
luttness, aud that whenever, upon a call of
llio yew aud uave, It Bppe,uci Irgn tho
journal, whlih Is the only ofilctal record,
that Ir's than tlm constitutional quorum
ban votul ou any proposition, the vote was
n nullity, and no fiittiirr business could Ijo
doito until the icqulstte number appeared
I'ltAc rli i in tiii; past.
Ktciy presiding olllccr in the Senate and
ecry Hpeakcr of the House, except the
pro-cnt one, lias held that when less than
quorum voted ou a call of tho jcas-and-najs,
no matter how many might bo ac
tually present, It was his duty to tako no
llcoof the fact and dcclaro that tho pend
liur hill or motion had not passed. When
Ihu Mite Is not taKon by yeas and nays it Is
tiotmtcrcd upon tho journal, but if any
memucr makes too point mni no quorum
has voted tho proceeding Is a nullity, aud
tho otc must lie, taken ocr. Tho pre
sumption of the law Is that when nothing
appears to tho contrary tho proceedings of
a legislative body aro lemtlar and valid
and, therefore, when tho official rocord does,,,
not show that tors than nqilbruni voted,
Or attention Is not called to tho fact In
Mich a way as to furnish legal cvldcnco of
It, (the question cannot be, mado afterward.)
Many bills have- been passed when thefa '
was no quorum otlng, and It Is equally
true that many havo passed When there
was no quorum actually present; but tills
docs not prove that the proceedings .would
hao 1 ecu valid In elllicr caso If tho official
rtcoid had rhovui tho fact.
.mil hixii'h foiiMKit rdsmos.
Mr. Carlisle then proceeded to quote
Mr. Heed's former position. when
that gentleman wns In the minority ho
declared; "The constitutional idea of a
quotum Is not the presence of n majority
of nil Ihu members of tho House, but a
mrijbriiy of tho members present aud
participating lit the business of tho
House. ItWnotth'o lslblo presence,
but their judgment and votes, which
Ihc Constitution calls for." Mr. Car
lisle also mentions Gnrficld, Blaine,
llawley, Conger and Roblson as linking
taken tho namo position.
Mr. Carlisle claims that tho Demo
ctats are not contending for tho right
of tho pilnoilty to govern, ns the sup?
porleis of the Speaker have endeavored
to make tho countiy believe. On tho
contrary, they are denying tho tight of
n miuoiity to eject memhcis from their
feats, or to pas's laws for the govern
ment of the people.
KKIT.I'T OP THE 1IUMXI1.
"It must be evident," ho maintains,
"to anyone who understands tho posi
tion talsen by tho Democratic minority
in tho House, that it cannot possibly
tcstilt in nny injury to the country, or
in any injustice to the majority. Its
only effect will bo to compel tho Re
publican tnnjoiity, elected by tho peo
ple, to assume the responsibility im
posed upon them. On the other hand,
no ono can forsec tho evils thnt may
tesult fiom tho inauguration of the
piacllcc of counting votes not cast in
older to make a quorum. Under it a
minority of tho members-elect to thc
lloutc nnil Semite may pass the most
tyrannical laws for tho oppression ot
the people and the most corrupt laws
for the spoliation of the public
iiostim: to couiiin.
Ills Oionentn Ituj a Controlling 1 li
ferent in Hoailluc Stock,
New Yoiik, Teh. A. The Timcsssyi
thnt a syndicate of New Yoik aud
Philadelphia capltalists.hostilo to Presi
dent Corbin, has succeeded In purchas
ing a conttolling interest in the stock of
thcRcading Railroad Company Among
the tttembcis of the syndicate aro Johu
AVanamaker, Thomas Dolan, Mayor
Filler, Messis. Elkins and Widoncr
and a number of Stoudatd Oil capi
talists. A tcprescntatho stockholder, it i3
proposed, will suo Mr. Corbin for a
large sum of money, on the ground
that, through Mr. Corbin's misman
agement, the Reading Company has
been an enormous loser. Some facts
that havo been disclosed suggest that
this suit may be for as much n3 $2,000,
000. There arc hints that other suits
in addition will be begun nlso to try to
tccover on other accounts, and it is said
that tho Contral Railroad of Now
Jeiscy is nlso to bo mado defendant In
a suit for damages aud asked to dis
gorge lnigc revenues diverted from tho
Reading pioperty Into tho Jersey Ccn
tral treasuiy. Rcpicsentatlvcs of tho
syndicoto aro at work upon plans,
which their friends declare will tesult
in inducing President Corbin to resign
and tetiro from the property without a
contest. It is understood that a con
fetenco between Mr. Corbin and theso
new owneis of Reading stock Is being
arranged and Is likely to bo held within
a week. Tho impression scents to bo
growing that Mr. Corbin will prefer to
rellro gracefully, rather than tisk tho
dangcts of being deposed by tho
Hill: .STRUCK A ICKt HI IN.
A Noel Experience of n Now Oconn
RAirnioitE, Feb. '1. The new Joln
ston Lino hteamer, Quecnsmorc, Cup
tain Trencry, nnived yesterday 'morn
ing from London, via Roston, on her
ill si trip to tills side.
Captain Trenery rcpoi Is that ho en
couuteicd a shower of red rain off tho
Ranks of Newfoundland. IIo wa
startled when his attention was called
to It by one of hlsolllcers, but c.ttinotas
yet account for It. After the shower,
which lasted but a short time, tho
weather grew extremely cold. As soon
us It bilghtcncd up the red tain titled
like blood nil over tho decks and sails,
almost dyeing them a light carmine
hue. It could be rubbed off like dust.
Tho story of the strango colored rain
is confirmed by a repoit given by Cap
tain Inch of tho bteamer Rossmoro of
the samo lino. "While Captain Inch did
not tun through red rain ho reports
that ho hlghted largo quantities of red
ice llonting on tho waves, which was
undoubtedly colored by tho rnln or
whatever it may havo been. Sovetal
natuial philosophers in shipping circles
say that tho fogs for tho past few wcoks
on tho Atlantic' havo been so low and
dense that tho heavy deposits of red
from tho lioq-oio sshpres may havo pos
sibly been canied up anil afterwaid
dioppcd toward tho ocean.
dull' 1'iillj Kxoueriiteil,
CiiAiti.usio.N. W. Va., Feb. 1. Tho
investigating, comntltlco on Harris'
chatgo teported to-day, ovonciatlng
Golf from any attempt to coituptaity
members of tho Legislating but that
theio was sullleient ovldenco to couo a
suspicion against Slolllngcr. A voto
was then taken on Judgo Maxwell's
tesolutloii to heat (loir, icsultlng ayes
10, noes -la. It was a htilcl party vuto,
Piesldent Carr voting with-the Demo,
.uinls. A voto was then taken, on
Chairman Kee's tesolutloii to' seat
Fleming, resulting ayos I'i, noes -lo,
Carr again voting with tho Dcnjoerats".
Tr,Uiic,to liKS Jnekson.
MiuiiiRcrKernan Is negotiating with
"Pnison'L.DaVls ifor it two-wooks' en
gagement of Peter Jackson, tho coloicd
nu'cilist ono week in Washington and
ono week In Rnltlmorp. Jackson wauts
ir 1,000, but Manager Kcrnan offeis
.Iliinuy for .School' Hoys,
Thltly school boys above tho ago of
12 can leain how to inakosomo ntonoy
without Interfering with their school
woik by calling at Tin: Ciiitio olllco at
Von can orderTun Ciiitic iiy postal card.
It villi bo sent to jour address every even
ing for !)5 coins,
SPLIT AT THE CENTRAL BUREAU
OF RELIEF MEETING.
How Oier tlm Selection of u I'rMtillng
Olllccr i:x-Mlnlter Tumor An
uufcd of tliivliiR an Axe to Grind
Last night's session of tho Central
Htucati of Relief lasted until 12:43 n.
m. To say that tho convention was1
miner turbulent ouo but mildly ex
pi esses the situation. Ry 8 o'clock,
the time announced for the commence
ment of tho business" of tho evening,
the Doors and galleries of tho spacious
Metropolitan ''A, M. 13. Church, on M
street, near Fifteenth, were crowded to
suffocation and contained, it is esti
mated, more thnn 2,000 persons. Re
sides these tho basement wns nlso
crowded with young people and it
sprinkling of older ones, attending a
woman's chinch fair, which, like the
convention, seemed to bo running In
full blast at high pressure.
Colonel Perry Carson, who presided
in the afternoon, was disabled by sick
ness from attending In tho evening, tho
convention til Ills nbsenco being ably
presided over by E. P. McCabc, rx-Au
(lltor.of tho State of Kansas. Hon. C.
11. Tnylor, Into United Stales Minister
to J.iuctia ami ntitnorjot a clover wont
ricntlyion liandfictlngjis n sort of as''
sistant secretary aim lcprcscntincr, as n
correspondent, several inilucntlai booth
ENTHUSIASM 1 OU SU.VAT011 lit, Mil.
After the meeting had been called to
order tho secretary proceeded to call
tho toll, which had -cono on fifteen
minutes, when ho was "Interrupted by
the entrance of Senator RIair, who was
CEcpttcd to n Seat upon the platform
amid great enthusiasm, which ho ac
knowledged by lepcatcdly bowing and
smiling to tho vast crowd of delegates
After roll-call a motion was made to
appoint a committee, whose duty it
should bo to select and report to the
convention the names of suitable per
sons to act as pctmanent chairman and
secretary of tho convention. Immedi
ately a doen men popped up and ob
jected, and it was with difilculty, and
not until a wait of at least. ten minutes,
that tho chahmnn could make himself
heard sufficiently to state tho motion.
After considerable excited discussion
the motion was lost. It was next
moved that a roll-call of States lrtsvjiad
for nominations and seconds to nomi
nations. This motion wns also vio
lently opposed, but, after much discus
sion, finally pievalled.
Jiidgc l'cnoycr Jones of Aikan
sas nominated Governor P. R, S.
Pinchbeck of Louisiana in an
eloquent ten minutes' speech. The
nomination was, seconded in spirited
speeches by J. Middulcton Turner of
Missouri, who, liko Mr. Taylor, is an
rx-Mlnistcr to Liberia; Rev. Ross of
Yiigiuin, Rev. Cray of Illinois, and
otheis. During Mr. Turner's remarks
ho said: "Wo citrao hero for the pur
pose of devising measures for tho
amelioiation of our race and, especially
that portion of it in the United States
south of Mason and Dixon's line. Wo
nsk this at the hands ot tho patty we aro
in; if that party fails us, then weptoposc
to seek a paity that thinks It can help
us; but If that, too, does not assist us,
then wepiopose to help ourselves,"
3IINI.STEK TUUNEIl INTEltltUPTEI).
Mr. Turner was interrupted at this
point in his speech and not allowed to
ptoceed. Amidst voices of dissent thero
were cries of "order," '"What way do
vou voteV" "Didn't you vote tor Cleve
land?" "I tiso to a point of older," etc.
Finally a motion that all seconding
speeches should bo limited to five
minutes prevailed, and Mr. Turner sat
Rev. Win. R. Derrick of New York
and RIshop Waynian were also nomi
nated for chairman, both gentlemen be
ing seconded in telling speeches by
numbers of filcnds. It now being 10:50
o'clock Secretary R. A. Dawson an
nounced that a committee from tho Dis
trict of Columbia had kindly volun
teered to entertain the convention with
music and literary exercises, but as tho
hour was lato and tho convention far
from their object tho ladles and gentlo
men would bo excused with the thanks
of tho delegates.
Virginia next nominated John Mitch
ell, jr., editor of an agitating paper at
Richmond called The Planet. Mr.
Mitchell's nomination was nlso ably
seconded. At 11:25 P. M. Mr. Dei rick
wllhdtew, followed by Mr. Mitchell in
a lively speech. Droadaxo Jones aioso
to spcaK, out ins voice was urowueu uy
tho cry, "Oh, sit down, you'vo got nn
ono to giind!" "What axo?" lnno-i
cenlly asked the colored humotlst.
'Why Rroadaxe, of course," shouted a
ohoi us of voices.
Thcchaiiman said that it was 11:30
o'clock, and if tho gentleman knew that
nttusteeof the chinch stood behind
lilm, teady to put out tho lights,
piobiibly ho would kcop quiet and pro
ceed with business. Order was then
restored, and theic being two candidates
left Governor Pinchbeck and Bishop
Vaymon tho secretary commenced the
tedious proceeding of calling tho names
of delegates and recording tho votes, at
tho close of which ho announced that
Bishop Wnymnn had received 110 votes
and P. B. S. Pinchbeck 120.
IIItEAKH I'I' IN DISOlIDKn.
The announcement was received with
much excitement and disotdor, tho
Pinchbeck men testifying their delight
with cheers and ciles of "Pinchbeck,
fbiever," while tho "Wayman men
gioaned, hissed and denounced the
proceedings, deckling that tho count
was unfair, and thnt Wayman was
elected by a clear majoiity. Tho chair
declared Mr. Pinchbeck elected, and ho
mounted tho platform to make a speech.
hut order could not bo restored, mid tho
convention adjourned at 12:15, without
electing oinar omccis,
The convention convened at 12
o'clock, Governor Plndibcck presiding.
Mr. Pinchbcok, after calling tho con
vention to order, said that In view of
some dissatisfaction prevailing among
tho delegates ho wished to wlth
diitw from tho position of chair
man of tho convention. This
announcement-cioatcd a profound sen
sation, which was Intensified when
Bishop Wnyt'inn arose and said ho had
no.' dcsiio to preside, and theioforo
beggtd tho convention to 'accept tho
withdrawal of his panto as acaudlflato
for tho position of permanent chalinian.
The convention refused to accept tho
withdrawal of either candidate,' al
though Mr Flnclibec'k last night was
formally declared elected
A conunlttco on resolutions and ono
on tulcs was appointed by tho conven
tion to icport a chairman to bo voted on
by the convention.
W. 11. Duprco of Boston Introduced
H resolution to Congiess commending
and indorsing tho Blair bill now ponding
in Congiess. - Hon. J, P. Mnck of Kan
sas Intioduced n lesolutlon commend
ing the Blair bill, denouncing Southern
mabsactes of tho blacks and uiemnrlal
Jing Congress to puss measures abollsh-
Ing "Jim crow" cars and other unjust
discriminations ngaiust tho blacks on
tho ai ions systems of ptibllo travel.
i.axorton liiyinrt.Y oHiiBir.it.
Hon. John M Langston enteicd tho
convention lmll nt this timo and was cs
cot ted to the plntfoint nmldst gicat ap-
'plnusc. Tho convention ceased pro
ecedinps and upon motion Hou. John
M. Langston of Virginia nddicssed
t Aiuum: other things tho eloquent
man inqutml: "now cau wo bo a black
man anil a whito man, too, In this coun-
try? Wo me in a peculiar position, my
friends, but wn nro In no more peculiar
position than the law."
Mr. Langston's address held tho audi
ence deeply interested for tin co-quarters
of nn hour, after which tho convention
sui;o roil imtfAUtt ov i-komise.
IVlillo IVtltlonlnir for HUnrco Captuln
llltlice 1 Asked ror 2.-, 000. .
PnovmKNCE, R. I., Fob. 1. Captain
Aillus M. Blsbec, lcprcsontatlvo of tho
Cliinese Government nt tho leccnt
Mnrltlino Conference at Washington,
has been ancstcd at tho Nurrogansett
Hotel on a suit for bicach of promise.
Tho complainant is Miss MaryF.
Locko of Kast Harrington, "Vt., and
damages "nro laid at $25,000. A weekly
journal recently published a sketch anil
picture of Coptalil Blsbce, and, aided
by tho picture', Deputy Sheriff McCabo
identified tho Captain In tho lobby of
the hotel and handed him the writ of
atrcst and informed him that lib was a.
prfsoncr. Captain Blsbec, rcmorlslng
that ho did not care to make a scene,
nsked permission to call on bU attorney.
This was gtantcd. and tho prisoner icft
Tho captain and his attorney then
went before one of tho Supremo Court
fudges, and ball was fixed ut $10,030.
Bondsmen were seemed and tho prisoner
It Is alleged that Captain Blsbco once
COurtcd Miss Locko and secured her
consent to mauingc. Then tho Captain
departed for China, vowing, it Is
Hiargcd, that upon his roturn ho would
nt onco make Miss Locko his wife.
After tho captain had been in China
some years tlic Government ordered
him to Ibis country on ofilctal business.
Miss Locko claims that boforo and
after his depnitutc from China ho wrote
her letters, in which ho lcnowcd his
promise of maniage. Upon arriving
here, however, he did not visit her, but
went to Cape Cod and mariied auother
woman, whom ho took to China with
him. On ono of tho Captain's trips to
this country ho hi ought his wlfo and
two childieu to this city, whcio thoy
This maniage gtcatly incensed Miss
Locke, lo whom tho Captain paid no
futthor attention. Tho alfaiis of tho
Captain aic complicated nt picscnt, as
he is a petitioner lor divorce from his
wife. He says she beat him with a
poker and pulled his whlskeis.
VICTOltlA'S HEALTH IN O.YNGKi:,
.She llpcretft Hnvlnir Miulo Itiittnntiflri;
London, Feb. 4. Distuiblng rumor
concerning tho health of tho Queen aro
in circulation. She Is said to bo very
appteciably -losing the energy that has
heretofore marked her, and she is in
crcnsingly In Stable in business affairs,
while any hint of abdication throws her
Majesty into a violent passion. Thoso
about the couit explain this condition
by the oft-repeated Battcnbeig story
and tho Queen's regret that she should
have permitted Beatrice to wed a par
Iloldn ess of Western Trump.
Dkcatuk, Ind., Feb. 4. Twenty-one
tiamps met In this city Sunday, oulcied
meals at n lestauiant, and aftcrthcy had
eaten compelled the proprietor to accept
ten cents as payment in full. Thoy then
made their way beyond tho city limits
and camped. Ycsteiday a posse from
Willshlrc, Ohio,a town about ten miles
easlofhcie, came in quest of persons
who had Satuiday night buiglarbcd
scveial stores at that place. Among
thoso in tho posse were John Seaman, a
clothier,' who had several suits of cloth
lngstolen,andahardwaicmcichant,who had been robbed of about twenty-ftvo
revolvers and a lot of cartridges." On
visitlnc tho camp Seaman observed
that hfs missing clothes weiowornby
several of the tramps. On attempting
to atrcst them they produced the stolen
tovolvcts and defied tho police. Fin
nally three of thoso wearing stolen
clothes were captured. No one wns in
jured in the fight, excepting Policeman
Smith, who received a slight wound on
the head. Eighteen of the tramps es
caped. It. & O. Tracks Cuto In.
Piiii.ai)EL1'iiia, Feb. 4. A cave-in
of tho Schuylkill River bank this
morning In this city carried away about
200 feet of the Baltimore and Ohio
Raihoad tracks and traffic Is suspended
for tho present. A big force of men is
at work repairing "tho tracks, and
trains will piobably bo running to
night. Kdltor .Smith' .Mission.
l'mi.ADEi.i'inA, Feb. 4. The appoint
ment of Charles Emory Smith to tho Rus
sian mission is now generally believed. Mr.
Smith, when seen yesterday regarding his
appointment, maintained his usual reti
cence, and declined to cither affirm or deny
tho report of his being otfered the Russian
mission. It Is understood that Colonol
Lambert will return to tho 1 Vfs' staff, but
not to the editorship. It Mr. Smith should
go to St. Petersburg ho will not entirely
abandon the profession In which he Is a
How He I'elt Aftur Heine In Jail.
"Well, Jennings, how do you feel
after you've been In jail four c-r ilvo
daysV" was tho gieellng Judgo Miller
gave to Richaid Jennings, a man who
had lost both of his legs, as ho stumped
into the dock of tho Police Court this
"Pretty well, boss. Rut do Catholic
League is still after mo, and they want
mo, too. Soon as 1 git out o' heio
they'll bo otter mo ogaln."
"Oh, no. Since you'vo got somo of
that whisky out of you they'll let you
nlono. Now, tell mo w hat you wanted
with that carving knife?"
"I was going lo kill do Catholic
League, that's what," said Jennings,
Tho man Is n bootblack, who woiks
about tho Pennsylvania Station. Ho
was found with a largo carving-knlfo
concealed on his person, and to day Or
Stilcklaud examined him as to his
sanity, LTpon his lccommendatlon tho
case was certified to tho Secretary of
tho Inteiior, who will older him to tho
lewelrj Thlet Smitem'eil,
Stephen Faulden, tho man ancstcd
on Sunday by Detectives Mnttingly and
W heeler, on tho charge of liuceny of a
number of vttluablo tings front John
Cair. Max Goldsmith and Carl Petersen,
jewelets, was sentenced to Jail for
eighteen months by Judgo Miller to
Saition On, Is tho pioduct of well
directed study and Intelligent elaboration
Of all cough remedies we havo over used
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POPULAR MEN IN TOWN.
FAMILIAR FACES OF THE NATION AT
THE BIG l-OTELS.
Colnntl I'red. E. farnmi ortli llim to
Attend tho iNlltlolml tiniiril Con-
lriitlotttloteriior Cmii tilitill anil
Colonel Fied II. Fainstvorth of Detroit
Isheio for several puiposc?, chief of
which Is to attend tho Nation il Guard
Convention. Colonel Fainsworth Is a
handsome vounc man, who earned his
title In the put stilts of peace, and is on
Governor Luce's mlllloiy staff and a
member of tho Michigan Mllitaty
BoAtd, Ho is, however, best known to
fomc nt homo as tho "Universal Secre
tary." No matter what is going on In
Dclioitof a public character, Colonel
Fred E. Fnrnsworth is always secre
tary. IIo is hero now also to secure
spiakcrs for tho annual banquet of tho
Michigan Club on February 22 and ho
is also secretary of tho club. When tho
National Editorial Association mot In
Detroit last August, Colonol Fnrns
worth made many friends by his kind
attention to tho editors and his manage
ment of their entertainment. Ho Is it
Republican, n great friend of cx-Seua-lor
Tom Palmer and expects to visit
him in Spain while be Is Minister. As
to the politics of Michigan, Colonel
Farnsworth considers tho State still
faithful to the Republicans, and be
lieves that Congicssman J. Logan Chip
)nan will bo succeeded by a Republican,
possibly Hibbaid Baker. "Wo elected
a Republican mayor last fall," said the
Colonel, "and he is tho first Republican
ruler Detroit has had for years. While
natutally Dentociatic, Wayne County,
which comprises tho First Congressional
District, can be mado Republican.
There has been some talk of running
Dan J. Campau, late revenue collector,
pn thO Democratic side, although tho
friends of William O. Maybury think
he ought to have tho honor airain. Don
31. Dickinson interfered four yeais
ngo, and Moybuiy was beaten for ro
nomination" Among those who will go to the
Michigan Club banquet me Senatois
Btockbiidgc and McMillan, scveial Re
publican Congressmen of Michigan and
Secretary Noblo of tho Cabinet; also
AVIth Colonel Farnswoith is the Re
publican mayor of Detroit, Hon. II. S.
Pingico. He is a tall, heavy, handsome
man, with a pleasant fncc." and bears
his honors with dignified composure.
He is a wealthy shoo inaniifactuior and
one of the most successful business men
Colonel J. Sumner Rogers, another
memberof the Michigan Milltaiy Boaid,
is in the parly and will take pat tin the
proceedings of the National Guard
Convention. Colonel Rogcis is an ex
soldier and member of the Loyal Legion
of Honor. Ho Is also superintendent of
the Bovs' Milltaiy School at Oichaid
Chailcs F. Hurm'of Cincinnati is at
the Normandle. 1 lo is piopiietor of an
nit store at home, paying especial at
tention to embroidery, and Is one of
the most icsthctic young men on caith.
Captain I. T. Whiting of Detioit, a
vessel owner, Is here to piotest agalst
bridging the Detioit River, as is con
templated by the railroads, and for
which a bill Is now pending in Con
gress.. Governor Campbell of Ohio is hero a
witness in the Ohio ballot-box forgeiy
case, which was designed to make ox
Governor Fotakcr, not only a witness,
but a dofendant. Independent of his
connection with the investigation. Gov
ernor Campbell Insists that "the Demo
ciatlc party in Ohio Is to day In better
condition than for years. Of course ,1
have only been in office for a month.
You can t tell how much meat is in a
smoke-house by looking at the roof.
Wo hope to nrnke Ohio a Demociallc
"Will you ic-dlstiict the State In
older to elect a majority of Democratic
"Of course; hut wo will be generous.
We will give tho Republicans ten mem
bers and tho Democrats eleven, whcio
they now havo but five. Tho Repub
lican municipal boards of Cincinnati
w ill be reorganized, but I will give tho
Republicans a minority representation,
thicc Democrats and two Republicans."
"As an ex-member of Congress, what
do you think of Speaker Reed's de
cisions?" "Simply outrageous!" was tho an
swer. "No party can altord to stand
by such lulings. Unless tho Repub
lican members of Congress tepudiato
Reed his course will do his pattv
It at in.
Dining tho day Governor Campbell
met ex'Coimrcssman J. B. Clark
ofMUsourl aud Editor C. II. Jones of
the St. Louis liepublie. Both told him
In a veiy enthusiastic manner:
"Governor, wo aio for you for any
thing, and so is the West."
I'ortlilsi'iestdcnttal nomination tho
"1 nm for the nominee.'
Afterwnid to ft lends Editor Jones
"Wo aic for Campbell for lust or
second place In 1892, not forgetting
lhat in six" months past Giovcr Cleve
land has become more popular than ho
was lu the four years of his Administra
tion. It wns thtough tho Influence of
my paper in 1888 that Gray of Indiana
was defeated. Wo have a gicat inter
est lit Campbell and look upon hint ns
tho coining man of tho Democratic
Hon. J. M, Manlcy of Augusta, Me.,
Is heio to attend the f uncial of Mrs.
Copplnger. Thero is no personal or
political ft lend of Sccictaiy Blalno
more valued and beloved than J. M.
Manley. IIo has for years been Blalna's
political manager in Maine, with a gen
eial supeivisoiy inteiest in tho for
tunes of the Sccictaiy in his national
.Mr. F. D. Stnuwood or Sow Yoik, a
brother of Mis. Blaine, camo in with
Mr. Mauley and both me at tho Ebbltt.
Mr. Guild A. Copeland, who found
$ 000 just whcio Mrs. Tiaey fell, is the
special correspondent of tho Boston Ad
tertUer nnd ono of tho most iiidustilous
and brilliant of tho newspaper coteilo
Mr. B. Shaw Is fiom Pittsburg and
Is a warm-hearted young man of wealth
and high social position. Ills father,
William Shaw, was a Pennsylvania
lallioad magnato, and is famed throit.U
out the western pait of his State as a
llbcial, generous giver to tho poor.
IIo was tcally nUi in ids charity and
erected thereby a monument lu tho
hem Is of thoso who enjoyed his bounty.
His son, flibl mentioned, Is nt tho Ar
llnglon, with his wife, two clilldien and
Govoinor Campbell of Ohio om
timo ago accepted tlio Invitation of tho
Atlanta Hoard of Trado to malso a
hiioeclt at their banquet February ltf
ll accepted mainly boiauso invited by
the late Henry W. Grndy, for wlnm the
Gocrnor had a warm admiration. In
Mr. Grady's letter was tho sen'tnre
"Come c, tho people of thoSmth,
will show you that wo nre as loy.il as
tho people of tho North." Tho Gov
ci nor replied that he would accept, and
that tho sentiment above quoted would
bo a good loast for n lesponso fiom an
Ohio man and a Democrat. So It will
thus appear on tho menu card.
A tnll, thoughtful-looking man
named C. L. Fiecr, resldenro Detiolt,
occupation secretary of tho Peninsular
Car Works, is hero today, conforilng
with tho Chestcrficldlan Charles Mooro,
prlvnto secretory of Senator McMillan,
and correspondent of tho Detroit
C. II. Weeks and C. II.
Rav Citv. Mich., nro here.
nicy want nas ocen torn in coniiuonco
to Congressman Bliss and Senators .Mc
Millan and Stockbtidgo.
General Llo3'd Rrycc of New York Is
at the Arlington. Ho is an author, a
novelist and has been tho editor of tho
"North American Review" since the
death of Allen Thorndlko Rice. Ho
takes particular care to spell his naino
with a "y," although ho comes from
the same stock to which Senator-elect
Rilcc of Ohio belongs.
In the com so of a general conversa
tion, Governor Campbell was asked If
Iheio would bo a Lcglslatlvo luvesllga
tian of Brlco's election. "No," was the
reply, "I don't bellovo Brlco paid nny
member a cent for their votes, and what
money he gave was given to the Stato
committee in bulk to bo dlsttlbuted as
they thought best. For a fow yeais
past Btieo has given money to the State
campaign fund, but In no very extrava
gant amounts, and ho has nlso helped
some of his ncrsonal friends in cloc
Frederick 1C. Fraloy of Philadelphia
istitWillatd's. Ho Is over 80 years old,
but for ho many years Is very uctlvo.
IIo is president of tho National Board of
Trade Association aud Is hero to attend
the meeting of tho exccutlvo council.
Wllhhimis Hamilton Hill of Boston
nnd Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D Poarco of
Philadelphia, the latter being n daugh
ter. Colonel Bichard C. Parsons of Clove
land is at tho Arlington, He was onco
a member of Congiess, marshal of tho
Supreme Court and bank examiner of
Ohio. Ho looks with longing eyes at
Shcimnn's scat in tho Senate. Tho
ambition of Colonel Parsons bus always
been to toiind up his caiccr as Senator.
Mr. GeorscW. Ctitcsof Canal Dover,
Ohio, K heic. lie is now a ptlvato cit
izen. Ho Is a young man yet, very
mild nnd hopeful in disposition, and
was, tbciefoie, a clover politician when
he served three terms In the Ohio Lesr
islatuie. WIilii the Democrats held
tho national citadel, Georgo W. was
made a deputy revenuo collector
thtough the kind, benignant influence
of Hon. Bciiah Wilkins. Mr. Crltes Is
too cautious to mention tho putposc of
The Ainvrlciin Shlppem' r.fMiRiic.
Memhcis of the American Snippets'
League, which meets to morrow after
noon in Willaid Hall, have commenced
to nirlve. A large American Hag has
beep Hung to tho brec70 from a rope
stretched from Willard Hall to a build
ing on the opposito sldo of F street.
To tho banner Is attached a motto in
large letters which reads: "Amcilcan
Shfppeis' League and American ships
is American soil."
I'nwntirohern' Itcculiitlona. ""
The Dlsttict Commlssioncis havo
wiittcn to tho Hon. L. E. McComas,
House of Itopicscntatlves, stating thnt
they favor the Junk Dealers' and
Pawnbrokcis' bill, and asking thnt, if
he thinks well of It, to introduce it;
also stating that now theso merchants
hnvo tho advantage of the District, in
that it has lo provo both a purchase
and a sale, in order to subject them to
NfKlecttHl Hit Children.
"I'se had do grip, yo' Ilonah" said
Cornelia Hampshire "an 1 can t sup
poit de chlllun." Tho woman was
charged by OOlcer O'Nicll of tho Hit
mano Society with neglecting her chil
dren, and Judge Miller put them under
the cnic of the society.
rollce Court N'ntm.
George Washington was In the Police
Court again to-day, this time charged with
an alTray. He will Join tho other (?coi go
Washington In tho District Jail.
Ella l'iuckuoy nonchalantly admitted
that she carried a pistol in tho folds of her
dress this morning In tho t'ollco Court aud
Judge Miller Just as nonchalantly fined her
James Ware aud Joseph Cole, two col
ored bojs, wcro fined $5 cacti In tho Police
Court to-day for an assault on James Maun,
a countnmun from Cornstalk Harbor.
Thoy carried him Into tho woods of the
country to Initiate him into a club, and
when ho refused to buy whisky for them
they heut him.
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