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"Old Confeds" Indite McKinley's
Sentiments on Parchment.
"REBEL" BADGE ON HIS LAPEL
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Stirring Scenes at Macon and Milledge
villc. Executive Is Decorated Vl'itU
Colors He Fought Agrulunt and
Saluted by Confederate Flag.
IttlLLEDGEVILLE, GA., Dec. 19.?
The Presidential train stopped here, the
former capital of Georgia, on its way
to Augusta. An intensely enthusiastic
crowd was at the depot and salutes
were fired by the local military. Pres?
ident McKinley addressed the crotyd
from the rear platform of the train,
"It is to me a very great pleasure to
greet the citizens of Milledgeville, the
old capital of the State 'of Georgia. In
my journey through your State I have
been received with a real warmth of
?welcome and I assure you that it is ap?
preciated from the depth of my heart.
i;am glad to know that once more this
country. North and 'South, all the peo?
ple of all sections are animated by one
purpose, one aim, one hope for a com?
mon destiny under the dear .old banner
.Of the free, and nothing gives me more
satisfaction thai* to feel that as the
President called by the suffrage of the
people, I am permitted to premitted to
preside over a nation, rich with glorious
memories of glorious deeds, now united
in an unbroken and never to be broken
union. I have great pleasure in pre?
senting to you General "Wheeler."
GEN. WHEELER'S REMARKS.
General Wheeler was cordially cheer?
ed and spoke as follows:
"My Fellow Citizens: It seems hard?
ly proper, after this beautiful address
f.om the President fo the United States,
for me to detain you for one moment
with any words of mine. It gives me
pieasure which I cannot express to have
to have the privilege, by invitation of
the President, to visit the South with
bim. I was so glad that the President
accepted the earnest invitations from
the various citizens of the South to
come among the people, to see them
face to face, to see the wonderful de?
velopment they are making, how they
arc-bringing their resources to the front
and how they are developing their hid?
den resources in such a way as to add
very much to the wealth of our nation.
"f am glad, the President has brought
with him-his^ubinet:"" I am glad'he has
brought with him the distinguished
commander of the American forces in
Cuba, General Shaftef," (Wild Ap?
General Shafter was warmly greeted
' THE PARTY REACHES MACON.
MACON, GA., Dec. 19.?The President
and his party reached Macon promptly
on time and was received by the large
crowd which has ever gathered in
Macon since the last visit of Jefferson
Davis to the city. At the station was a
reception consisting of a number of the
most prominent citizens of this town,
including United States Judge Emory
Speer, Major J. F. Hanson, who is
spoken of as a successor to Secretary
of the Interior Bliss, United States Sen
: ator A. O. Bacon, and Representative
Charles Bartlett, of this Congressional
Drawn up in front of the station was
the Bibb county Camp of the Confed?
erate Survivors Association. 400 strong.
As the President reached the old Con?
federates he was halted by Colonel
Wiley who addressed him as follows;
WELCOMED BY VETERANS. .
"Mr. President: As commander of
Ribb County Veterans Association and
Bibb county camp. No. 484, we extend to
you and yo?r party a most generous,
hear,ty and sincere welcome of all Con
i?derate Soldiers on account of the
n;6ble sentiment expressed by you in re?
gard to our Confederate dead. I assure
you.that these old, maimed and infirm
veterans ~ who have met here to do
- honor today appreciate such words of
love" and kindness and uttered too, by
the President of this great country and
by one . who was a member of the Union
army in the-sixties. I hope and pray,
Mr. President, that God in His infinite
mercy may so direct the future legisla?
tion of this country that/ the living
Confederates will be remembered. This
country and the stars and stripes be?
long as much to the Confederate veter?
ans' as it does to the Grand Army of the
Republic. The South proved its loyalty
tcTthis grand old country when war was
declared with: 'Spain and now hence?
forth and forever she will be found
xeady to take up arms to defend our
country'and our flag.
IN LETTERS OF GOLD.
""Mr. President, in behalf of these no
bie and brave Confederate soldiers of
Bibb county, Ga., I present to you this
sentiment engrossed thereon in letters
of gold, the beautiful sentiment ex
j-ressed by .you in our capital city in re
. gard to our howored dead."
As the President was about to proceed
lyr. Roland B. Hall, another veteran,
addressed him as follows:.
"Mr. President: In behalf of our
roble dead and as Confederate veterans
?we are here to manifest our apprecia?
tion of the noble genious sentiment you
??he ve recently uttered. Do us the honor,
sir, to accept and wear this badge of a
Confederate veteran's camp which
tears- your likeness and words which
should endear you to the hearts of every
"I do not know that it will be proper,"
said the President.
"But you must,"s aid Dr. Hall, and
wRh?iit further ceremony the President
marched ahead with Judge Speer.
THE PRESIDENT'S BADGE.
The sight of a Confederate badge on
the President's coat asv he passed
through the veterans called 'forth long
cheering, which continued as long as
he was in sight. The President wore
the badge during his stay in Macon.
One of General Wheeler's old cavalry?
men also pinned a badge 'to the lapel of
his major generaFs coat and the
doughty little warrior proudly wore it
away with him when he left the city.
?The Presidential party was driven, in
carriages to the stand where he was to
- review the troops of General Bates'
division of General Wilson's army corps.
As his carriage passed the Confeder?
ate monument an old Confederate vet
teran frantically waved a Confederate
Pag while by his side was the son of the
colonel of one of Georgia's hardest
fighting Confederate regiments who
vas as vigorously waving the stars and
slripes. When the President was
abreast of- them the two Hags were
brought to a salute side by side. The
incident seemed to appeal to the Presi?
IN ENDURING STONE.
Emblazoned on the base of the monu?
ment were the words of the President
about the graves of the Confederate
The sidewalks were packed all along
the line of march and Mr. McKinley and
the other celebrities were vigorously
The following troops marched past
the reviewing stand: Second Brigade,
First Division, First Army Corps, Gen
ei ai W. W. Gordon, commanding:
Third United States Volunteers, Second
Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Third Brigade,
First Division, First Corps, General W.
J. McKce, commanding; Seventh and
Tenth United States Volunteer Infan?
try, Third North Carolina and Sixth
\ irginia. The Seventh Regular Caval?
ry followed. The troops made a fine
appearance. After a review, a crowd
gathered about the stand, though a
steady soaking rain was falling.
THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS.
Judge Emory Speer introduced the
President who said in part:
"On the 24th of this month, the day
before Christmas, our peace commis?
sioners will deliver to the President of
the United States a 'treaty of peace,
peace with honor, peace with the bless?
ings of liberty to struggles east and
"I congratulate my country on an?
other fact: we have not only triumphed
over our enemy, but have triumphed
over our own prejudices and we are now
a united country.,, (Prolonged Ap?
The President's remarks were fre?
quently interrupted toy cTieers. Then
there were loud calls for General
Wheeler, "little old Fighting Joe" as he
v as affectionately called. He responded
General Lawton would not speak but
appeared on the stand and bowed. The
crowd was most disappointed. General
Bates said a dozen or two words and
then General Wilson took the stand.
He made the speech of the occasion. He
"Fellow Citizens: It is with Infinite
pleasure that I address myself in words
of peace to a Macon audience. (Cheers)
Thirty odd years ago I came into this
town with 15.000 cavalry thundering at
my heels. (Laughter and shouts) I had
met with the roaring of cannon and the
firing of musketry. (Cheers) I was
greeted by the burning of warhouses
and the destruction of property which
I now profoundly regret. (Cheers) * * *
That'was a fact then, but now l cogjej
among you and I receive a. different^
\\ elcome. I was then a victor, today I
am a captive. * * * Now, just one
word more: The President has come
among you, your President and my
President, and he comes as the ex- i
f mplar and the head of the great
American nation. (Cheers) He has
done more for it than any President
since the days of Washington, for he
has added vastly to its extent and
striven to make it a continential re?
public as the fathers designed it to be.
* * * I hope to see the day when our
starry flag shall float everywhere from
the frozen north to the sunny clime of
Central America. We are too big and
powerful and progressive to have
neighbors on this continent, and I trust
trat before the next administration
of the President closes, the flag will fly
over every foot of the continent from
the northern extremety of the Dominion
of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico."
The allusions of General Wilson to his
capture of Macon in the sixties cap?
tured the crowd, but his allusion to the
time when the stars and stripes would
float over the wTtole continent receive1
more applause than any other seria
ment expressed on the occasion. This
ended the speech making. The Presi?
dential party was taken in charge by the
committee and driven about the city
until it was time to take their departure
President McKinley expressed himself,
as greatly pleased with his reception art
Macon, particularly on the part of the
Had the President travelled through
the States that gave him his greatest
majorities the ovations could not have
been more sincere and heartfelt.
BLENDED BLUE AND GRAT.
A unique feature of the demontration
was a company of uniformed veterans
of the Confederacy wit1-, their battle
scarred flags waving with the stars and
stripes. They were under command 03
Major C. A. Withers, aged and bent,
clothed in the historic gray of the Lost
Cause. The spectacle was a most 'touch?
ing one. They stood immediately in
front of the President during his ad?
ds ess and no c'heers in the vast throng
were more hearty than theirs.
The President was formally welcomed
by ex-Congressman J. C. C. Black, who
paid a beautiful tribute to the spotless
purity of his private life, his exalted
administration and his broad American?
ism, but did not forget her who in pri?
vate life gladdened his home, filled his
heart with love, lightened his burdens
and fostered his laudable ambition.
The President made an address ac?
knowledging gracefully the honor done
' him, and was vociferously cheered.
After the speaking, the party were
driven to the Commercial Club, where
a reception on behalf of the citizens and
a delightful reparst was served. At half
past seven the journey to Washington
was resumed over the Southern railway.
Old Dominion Pier.
Three schooners heavily loaded with
buiiding'materials for local contractors,
tied up at the Old Dominion Land
Company's pier and discharged their
cargoes yesterday. They were the Ze?
phyr, with lumber for the Booker
Porch 'Company; the New Light, with
brick for W. H. K. Holt, and the
Eldridge, with tics for Effelfinger &
LOW XMAS HOLIDAY RATES.
On December 23rd, 24 th, iiOth and
31st, the M. & M. T. Co., -will sell over
their line tickets at greatly reduced
rates on account of the Xmas holidays
Tickets limited to January 4th.
For further information and full par?
ticulars, apply to L. C. Saunders, agent.
NEWS, VA., TUE!
Blaze in the Heart of I
SHOPGIRLS LEAP FOR LIFE
Chicago Drummer'* Act of Heroism^
Dushcs Through Maine ami Smoke
and Kneels the Rescue of
Panic Stricken Women.
TERRE HAUTE, IND., Dec. 19?The
wpnft, firc in the history of Terre 1
Haute broke out tnoight, causing a
loss of SI.000,000.
The blaze started in the big show !
windows of the Havens and Geddea
Company, wholesale and retail dealers
in dry goods and notions. The cause
is not definitely known, but it is sup?
posed 'that a live electrte -wire set fire
to the cotton with which the window
was decorated, and before the blaze '?:
could be extinguished the fire spread
to the decorations of evergreens in the.
store and the building was wrapped in
flames in an incredibly short space of
Several large firms are heavy losers'
arid a number of small concerns were ]
totally annihilated in the fall of the
rear wall of the Havens and Geddes !
The fire started at 5:30 o'clock, when
half the employees of the establish- i
merit were at their homes for supper.
There _is a force of 300 or more in the'
retail department of the establishment.;
and had the entire force been present;
the loss of life wouTd ha.ve been fright--,
ful. As ft is, Kate Maloney, a clerk in'
the notions department, is lying at the;
point of death.
JUMP PROBABLY FATAL.
She sprang from a window in the
second story and sustained Injuries
from which she will probably die. Miss
Luela Fergueson, a-clerk in the same
department, jumped jus*t! before Miss
Maloney, but was caught by some men
who were watching for her. She is in-'
ternally injured, but will- recover.
Louis Kramer, the trimmer, was in
the show window when the fire started^,
and ,was frightfully burned abou't the
head and arms. When rescued from
the burning building he was 'insane
from the pain and begged to be killed.
Firemen Austerloo, Walsh and 'Shay
were badly injured in the falling in of
the floor into the 'Albrecht building.:;
The fire-department worked admira-,
bly, arid there were many* narrow es?
capes among 'the fire laddies; Several
of them are now in a precarious condi?
tion from burns and from the effects
of stilling smoke, but it is thought to?
night all will recover.
At 11 o'clock the fire was s'till burning
fiercely, but the firemen had it under
A heroic act on the part of a man
named Peters, a traveling salesman
from -Chicago, called forth'cheers from
the crowd watching the flames. When
the fire first started Peters was stand?
ing in the crowd and saw the Maloney
and Fergueson sirls appear at the sec?
ond story windows. The girls were
panic-stricken and in momentary dan?
ger of going down with the floor. Pe?
ters sprang through the door with his
coat over his head, and, dashing
through the flames and smoke, reached
the window at which the girls appeared,
and. after talking with them, swung
out from the ledge and dropped. His
example was followed by the two girls.
MORK VUSSKLS FOR CURA.
Light Draft Gunboat to be Sent Thereto
? Preserve Feilte.
A special from Washington to the
New York Herald contains the fol?
"Arrangements are being made by
Acting Secretary Allen for the dispatch
of more naval vessels of light draft to
Cuban waters to aid the army in the
coast cities in establishing and preserv?
ing peace and order.
"It was inteitded several months ago
to assign four of the single turreted
monitors to Cuba as port ships and they
were fitted up for this purpose, but it
was found they would be too hot for
service in the South, and it is now
proposed to assign small ptunboats to
the island. In addition three small
converted yachts are being prepared
for serveying duty, and they will be
available for providing protection and
"The Department has finally aban?
doned its purpose to form a Gulf
squadron, and Cuba and Porto Rico will
be continued in the North Atlantic sta?
tion, under the command of Rear Ad?
miral Sampson. It is expected that the
battleship Texas will arrive at Havana
very soon, and the Brooklyn will reach
her destination tomorrow or Monday.
"To prevent the possible occurrence of
another catastrophe like that which be?
fell the Maine, instructions have been
given by the Navy Department to naval
commanders not to take coal under any
conditions from Havana. Under these
instructions the New York reported to?
day her arrival at Key West. She will
return to Havana after she has refilled
That there may be no interruption in
the stay of war ships at Havana, Acting
Secretary Allen has determined to send
colliers from the United States to Ha?
vana, and the war ships will coal from
these vessels. The authorities feel con?
fident it will thus be impossible for any?
one to place a bomb in the coal. Two
colliers are already on their way to the
Cuban capital?the Arethusa and the
"If is pointed out that these colliers,
armed with rapid firing guns, will be
available for service against the city
in case of necessity, and their crews
would make an important addition to
any landing party required to preserve
Volunteers wanted to join the army of
men now wearing our make of suits
and overcoats. Woodtrard & Womble.
Senator Platt Holds Annexation
a Sovereign Right.
ATTACKS VEST RESOLUTION
May lie Necessary, the Senator Thinks, to
Acquire Territory in Africa. Consti?
tution Docs Kot Guarantee
''7 : SulTi-age. Hoar Replies.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19.?The Senate
had a busy day and there were several
important speeches. Mr. Platt, of Con?
necticut, spoke against the Vest resolu?
tion, which declares that the United
States has no power to acquire terri?
[ "i shall maintain," said Mr. Plait,
"that the United States has shown a
great capacity for government in all
rt'rj'ing times and under many 'trying
? conditions, and that it is capable to
meet any emergency that is likely to
arise. I propose to confine myself to
the question of 'the right or the power
denied by the resolution. I shall con?
tend that the United States is a nation
and that as such it possesses every sov?
ereign power not" reserved by the Coi>
stitulion to the States or to the people
themselves; that the right to acquire
territory was not reserved, and that,
therefore, that right is an inherent
right?a sovereign right, a right to
?which there is no limitation. I shall
show, also, that in certain instances,
this inherent sovereign right is to be
inferred from specific clauses of the
QUOTES FROM OPINIONS.
Mr. 'Platt then launched into a con?
stitutional argument, quoting exten?
sively from authorities treating of the
question. In maintenance of his posi?
tion of the right of the United States
to acquire foreign territory, he quoted
from the opinion of Justice Gray in
the 'Chinese, exclusion case. He declar?
ed that during the discussion of the
?annexation of the Hawaiian Islands
the entire question of the government's
right to acquire foreign territory was
considered thoroughly and that the
Senate had settled it safely and rightly.
' "We did not anenx the Hawaiian Is?
lands as a State." said Mr. Platt, "or
With any declaration that the territory
should 'become a State. We 'took it
I by cession. Our title to the territory is ]
perfect and complete and constitution- !
al."*- . ..__,.? _ '
Mr. 'Platt, maintained that our right to
Florida did hot rest alone upon the quit
claim, but upon a broader and deeper
right. He held that the United States
"have the right to acquire territory in
all ways that are conceded to other sov?
ereign nations of the world." v
TERRITORY IN AFRICA.
Further along Mr. Platt suggested
that it might become necessary in 'the
interests of commerce, or some other in?
quire territory in Africa. "Shall we be
bound by the 'Constitution to organize
a 'State from such acquired territory,
and to admits its inhabitants to citi?
"Suppose," he continued "that the
Senator from Alabama (Mr. Morgan)
secures the passage of his bill for the
construction of the 'Nicaraguan canal
(and I pray that he 'may): and suppose,
it this connection, it shoul be deemed
necessary for the United States to ac?
quire a strip of land along the route of
the canal of 2,509,000 acres?I think that
is the amount suggested?can we not
take it? If we take it, what clause of
the Constitution directly or impliedly
says we must organize a State of the
acquired territory or confer citizenship
upon the people who inhabit it?"
DECISION A DEAD LETTER.
Referring to Mr. Vest's reliance upon
cei'tain parts of the Drcd Scott deci?
sion, Mr. Platt declared that in the
light of recent years. Chief Justice
Tancy's opinion became a. "mere dic?
tum," and that it was too late, in these
days, to resurrect the Dred Scott deci?
sion as a basis of constitutional action
on the part of the United States.
Continuing. Mr. Platt contended that
the doctrine he was presenting was not
new, but it was the doctrine of the
fathers and he quoted Governor Morris
as advancing the theory that acquired
territory might be governed as a pro?
vince, but not as a State. The gf re?
mark acquired to the possibility of the
acquirement of Louisiana and Canada.
In response to a question from Mr.
Allen. Mr. Platt said that he did not
tlhink there was any limitation to the
power of the United States to acquire
"As complete as the power of Russia,
for instance, in such a matter?" asked
FREE' OF RESTRICTION.
"Yes; the right to acquire territory is
an element of nationality. And I do not
believe that there is any obligation to
give to the people of acquired territory
the right of self-govenHment until such
time as they are fit to exercise that
right. If we believe that the people of
a country acquired are not fitted for
the government of themselves, it Is our
duty to give them the most liberal gov?
ernment they are capable of accom?
plishing, and to educate them up as
bl?st we may to the point where they
will be capable of self government. The
Constitution does not confer the right
Mr. 'Plaitit said that he could not agree
?with those who contended that the
acquirement of such territory as that
embraced in Porto 'Rico and the Phil?
ippines is a menace to he existence of
our republic. This mistake, he said,
arises from the fact that Mr. Vest and
those who agree with bim assume that
the 'Constitution guarantees the right of
suffrage and the right of a citizen living
in a certain territory to have it admit?
ted as a State. mT,^
NO SUCH GUARANTEE.
This assumption was without found?
ation as there was no such guarantee
in the fundamental law. Though 'the
fifteenth amendment prohfbits abridge?
ment of the right of suffrage, for rea?
sons spccilled, ft did not amount to
prescribing the right 'to vote.
20, 1898. PRICE
Mr. Hoar asked Mr. Platt whether
he decried the doctrine that govern?
ments derive their just powers from the
consent of the governed.
Mr. Platt declared that the consent
of all those governed was not always
necessary. 'He referred to the fact that
there was no suffrage In the District of
Columbia, and called attention to the
fact that citizens of Massachusetts who
could neither read nor write were pro?
hibited from voting. Yet these peonle
were governed most effectively.
In replying, Mr. Hoar defeneded the
educational system of Massachusetts.
Returning to the question of expan?
sion he a sked whether Mr. Plat! meant
to seriously assert the claim that the
State provisions regarding suffrage
could not he so construed as to justify
the violation of the principle involved
as it applied to the 10,000,000 of people
in the Philippines.
Replying. Mr. Platt said that he did
not mean to deny the principles of the
Declaration of Independence, and he
added that he wished that 'the Senator
from Massachusetts could be as liber?
al with reference to that document as
somo others. There were, however,
many eiualtfioalions for voting. For in?
stance. wh( r; he first became a voter
he had had pay $134 for real estate
in order to receive the privilege of vot?
ing. I.n conclusion. Mr. Platt said that
he could not understand the sentiments
or motives of those who wished to eir
cumscrfbe the powers of the nation.
Why, he asked, should we "belittle those
powers, or strive, by subtlety and so?
phistry to hamper progress and growth
of the country? Rather than pursue
this course, why should Senators not
wish the nation God-speed in its mis?
sion of extending our free institutions
as far as possible. As for himself, he
knew our people to be a liberty loving
and right doing people, and he had
no misgivings that any administration
of the United States would fail in its
duty toward the people of any acquired
territory. He had faith in the govern?
ment and faith in its future and had
no disposition to condescend to carping
criticism oT~"craven fear.
Mr. Hale from the conference com?
mittee on the urgency deficiency appro?
priation bill, presented the conference
report on the bill, and it was agreed
Mr. Proctor, of Vermont, and Mr.
Hale, of Maine, exchanged divergent
views upon the subject of a commission
of Senators to visit Cuba and report
upon the conditions prevailing there.
Mr. Proctor thought such a commis?
sion necessary, while Mr. Hale said he
thought it would be in extremely bad
taste and useless. The question was
Tire Nicaragua canal bill was up dur?
ing the last, part of the day and Sena?
tors Berry, Allen, Hoar, Caffery and
Morgan discussed the measure.
Mr. Berry explained the provisions of
his amendment. The first would elimi?
nate the provision in the original bill
for the issuance of bonds, and this he
considered a most essential desidera?
tum. The second amendment closed
the Maritime Company out entirely as
a stockholder in the canal enterprise,
leaving the United States, Nicaragua
and Costa Rica as the only stockhold?
ers, and leaving the majority of the
stock in the name of this government.
ALLEN NO ANTAGONIST.
Another amendment prohibited the
appointment of any one interested in
the present Maritime Company from
acting as a director under the govern?
ment management of the enterprise.
Mr. Allen (Neb.) followed Mr. Berry.
He was not opposed to the canal
scheme, he said, because he antago?
nized certain features of the bill, and
one of its most pernicious features
would be eliminated by the adoption
of the Berry amendments; namely, the
?bond feature. He was opposed to the
provision for the adjustment of the
claims of the Maritime Canal Company.
He wanted the government protected
frohn all loss and all possible fraud
and peculation by that, company.
MOTIO NTO POSTPONE.
Mr. Caffery, at the request of Mr.
Turpie, who was unavoidably absent,
renewed the latter's motion to post?
pone, the consideration of the bill until
January 1. .
Mr. Hoar said he thought the canal
should be built at. once. The canal, he
insisted, should be built by the govern?
Mr. Morgan scouted the idea of post?
poning the consideration of the bill un?
til England's consent was obtained. If
England had sail We could not build
the canal, without- her consent, the ca?
nal would have been built five years
At 5:10 P. M. the Senate went into
executive session, and, at 5:35 P. M ad?
Plan To Have Another Steamer Touch
Here On Her Way To Norfolk.
Sager Again Fulled.
The steamer Hatteras, which makes
daily trips between Norfolk and James?
town, ctopped at the pier of the Old
Dominion Land Company yesterday.
The steamship company has under con?
templation the question of scheduling
the H'atteras to touch at Newport News
tiaily on her trip down to Norfolk.
With the Luray running on her regular
schedule this would enable passengers
to leave Newport News in the morning
and return on the evening of the same
Superintendent Christian, who is in
charge of the pier, states that, while
the question has not been decided, there
is every probability that the company
will have both vessels landing at his
wharf abouti January .!.
PARIS, Dec. 19.?Another stormy de?
bate was precipitated in the Ohaimber
of Deputies today over the Dreyfus af?
fair. The Minister of War. M. de
Freyeinet, during the course of the de?
bate, said that he did not desire to ap?
pear as wishing to influence the deci?
sion of the Court of Cassation. But,
the Minister added, while willing to
submit to the court all the official doc?
uments in his possession, he was abso?
lutely determined not to submit the
secret, batch of documents in the case,
which, he pointed out, contained papers
; effecting the security of the nation.
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Hurls the Lie in the Teeth of the
IT PASSES UNNOTICED
Texas Congressman's Ire ISelng Aroused
by a Newspaper Ksport. He Denoun?
ces the Author, and Seeks to
l.earu His Identity.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 19.?This was
suspension day in the House and sev?
eral bills were passed, the most impor?
tant of which was the bill appropriat?
ing $350,000 for the Philadelphia expo?
sition of 1S99. The vote was exceed ing
iy close. It had but two votes more
than the necessary two-thirds.
Mr. Bailey, of Texas, introduced a
resolution to investigate and report on
the question as to whether the mem?
bers of the House who accepted com?
missions in the army had forfeited their
seats in the House.
Mr. Bailey said the resolution was
privileged and added:
"Last Friday my attention was called
to the fact that the journal of the first
day's proceedings shows that two mem?
bers of the House who are understood
to hold commissions in the army had
arswered to their names on the roll
call and upon an inspection of it I find
tl;is statement to be correct.
HOUSE RECORDS ERRED.
"As to one of the gentlemen, Mr.
Campbell, of Illinois, I am perfectly
certain that the House records made a;
mistake, because, in a conversation I
had with him on the subject, he told '
me that, after a full investigation, he
had concluded that by accepting a com?
mission in the army he had vacated his'
seat as a member of this House and
that he did not intend to resume or to
attempt to resume his duties as a mem?
ber. The other case it will be more'
proper to speak on when the Committee
cn the Judiciary makes its report. It is
apparent, however, to the House, as it
will be to the country, when a member,
a right to whose seat is doubtful, an?
swers to his name on the roll, he as?
serts his right as a member.
MR. BAILEY'S CHALLENGE.
"I have nothing further to say on that
aspect at this time, but I desire to call
the attention of the House 'to a very
j remarkable statement that appears in
I a paper in this city this morning." Mr.
Bailey said the article Implied that he
had been conferring with the Republi?
can leaders and pursuing, his course
at their instigation, 'tand";' said he, "it"
implies further that the reporter ob?
tained that information from some Re?
publican member of this House. For
my part I do not believe that there is
gentleman on that side of the cham?
ber so lost to all sense of truth as to
make that statement; but if there be
ore, I do not intend that he shall escape
and I therefore deliberately denounce
that statement as an infamous He and
if any Republican made it he ought*
at least to have courage to stand up
and say he made it. With that I ask
a reference of the resolution."
SILENCE THERE. NOTHING MORE.
No one answered Mr. Bailey and the
resolution was referred without objec?
Mr Dingley, from the committee on
ways and means, offered the resolution
for a holiday recess from Wednesday,
December 21, to Wednesday, January 4,
and It was adopted without division.
A bill wits passed to authorize the
distribution of the assets of the Free
r.ans bank. Mr. Lacy (Rep.), Towa.
n oved to pass under a suspension of
the rules the bill to enlarge the scope
of the Fish Commission to include game
birds. The bill was passed.
The House at 2:45 P. M. adjourned. ,
CITY NEWS IN BKIKF.
Newsy lin-al? and Pointed Paragraphs
Prepared for Hurried Readern.
Edmond Kirby, who has been acting
secretary to Major Calvin Dewitt at Old
Point, has been transferred to Augusta.
Ga., where ho will become the private
recretary to Lieutenant-Colonel A. C.
Girard, chief surgeon. Second Army
Corps. Mr. Kirby will leave today
for his new home and in a few days will
accompany his command to Cuba.
Deputy Sheriff A. B. Shackelford, of
Bunenburg county, yesterday brought
to- Newport News the negro "Money"
Jackson, who was arrested in that coun?
ty at the request of 'Chief Harwood on
a larceny charge.
The Edgemoor Bridge Works, at
Wilmington, Del., have received from
the Newport News Shipbuilding and
Dry Dock Company a contract to fur?
nish and erect the steel work required
in a railway viaduct 730 feet long, now
to be erected at the shipyard. The. steel
work will weigh over 1,000,000 pounds.
Mr. Aaron Baum, of Boston, is vis?
iting his uncles, Messrs. A. Klaskey and
Great Sachem C. W. Adams, of New
port News, visited Wyoming Tribe, No.
?e>, I. O. R. M., last nigh:. Several
palefaces lost their scalps and great
chiefs made brief talks on the good of
Mr. Charles M. Thalman, assistant
manager of the Newport News branch
of the Robert Portner Brewing Com?
pany, leaves today for Danville, 'where
he will bo wedded tomorrow evening at
8:30 o'clock to Miss Rosa Pascucci, a ?
pretty #nd popular young lady of 'that
city. The ceremony will take place at
the residence of the bride's parents. No.
323 Union street. Miss Mamie Pas
cueei, sister of the bride, will act as
I maid of honor, and Mr. C. A. Gordon,
also of Danville, as best man.
CINCINNATI NOT DAMAGED. '
SANTIAGO DE 'CUBA, Dec. 19.?Af?
ter forty-eight hours of hard work,
with the assistance of the United States
collier Southery and the gunboat May
ll'ower, the United States cruiser Cin- .
cinnati, which on Satur?ny evening ran.
full speed upon a rock in Santiago har-.
bor, is now in deep water. Apparently,
she is not damaged, _ .)