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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 135.
BLOWS IN CONGRESS.
Disgraceful Scenes on the
Floor of the House.
A Personal Encounter Between
Wilson, of Washing ton, Strikes Beck
with, of New Jersey.
-Cannon, of Illinois, Uses Vulgar Language
in Debate.—The Sfnatoi's Drink
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Washington, August 27. —When the
•house met this morning the opponents
of the lard bill led by Mason of Illinois,
at once began filibustering. 11l feeling
was developed which led to a personal
affray this afternoon between Repre
sentative Beckwith, of New Jersey, and
Representative Wilson, of Washington.
The roll was being called upon a ruling
by Speaker Reed, respecting the calling
to order of Representative Cannon, of
Illinois, by Representative Enloe, of
Tennessee, for words spoken in debate.
Representative Mason was criticising
Cannon for the tone of the remark, to
which Enloe objected. Between them
sat Representatives Beckwith and Wil
son, on either side of Representative
Lehlbach. They all took part, sotto voce,
in the controversy, when suddenly Wil
son and Beckwith were seen to rise, and
the former struck at the latter, lightly
touching him on the breast.
Lehlbach sprang between them and
Wilson was unable to reach around him.
Representative Williams of Ohio,
anxious to stop the affray, seized Beck
with from behind and forced him to his
seat with considerable vigor. At this
Beckwith turned his attention to his
supposed assailant in the rear, and it
required the efforts of two or three Re
publicans to prevent a collision. Wil
liams succeeded in assuring Beckwitli
that he had no hostile intentions, and
the latter resumed his seat. The presi
dent was over in a few seconds and
added but little to the excitement then
existing on the floor, but it was the
occasion of jeering and laughter among
the Democrats, who witnessed it. The
eagle and mace of the sergeant-at-arms
were hurriedly borne to the scene of
conflict, and at its appearance all was
quiet. Wilson said afterwards in ex
planation of the difficulty, that Beck
with had applied a - most offensive
epithet to him, and on the spur of the
moment he had struck him.
Cannon Uses Vulgar Language.
McAdoo attacked Cannon's resolution
bitterly. What right had the hitter to
indict his peers and hold them up to
the country as leaving the ball for the
purpose of evading responsibility?
Alter ridiculing Cannon's statesman
ship and historical knowledge, he cast
his store of ridicule upon Cannon's love
for the farmer.
Cannon rose to reply. He admitted
that he was not a great statesman, and
also admitted the superiority of the
gentleman from New Jersey. His friend
abounded in one thing, and that was
wind, and under pressure it went out.
There was instantly great confusion
McAdoo shouted out that he wanted
the words to go upon the record as a
specimen of Cannon's vulgarity.
Caruth suggested the propriety of
clearing the galleries of ladies.
Again McAdoo shouted out to Can
non: "If you can afford to let that go on
the record as a specimen of your stable
jockey wit, I can afford to have it there.
I cannot indulge in blackguardism with
you. You ought to argue with a stable
jockey. That is your size."
An Inadequate Apology,
Later in the day, Cannon apologized
for bis statement, saying he hoped a
vulgar construction would not be put
The speaker then stated that the vote
recurred upon the question of sustaining
the decision of the speaker holding that
the lard bill was unfinished business.
McAdoo rose to a question of privilege.
The gentleman from Illinois (Cannon)
had made what he called an exportation
but what he (McAdoo), and those
around him, Construed as an additional
attack upon him. He asked two min
utes in which to reply, but at the speak
er's request withheld his remarks for
On the vote on the question of sus
taining the decision, the house was once
more left without a quorum.
The two minutes granted to McAdoo
were then accorded him. He said he
had hoped the gentleman from Illinois,
by a frank and manly statement, would
have purged himself of suspicion of hav
ing injected vulgarity into the debate,
but he had not done so. A gentleman
was justified under no circumstances, in
ever descending to vulgar, indecent and
blackguard remarks, or remarks that
could be construed as such.
Cannon said he could add nothing to
what he had said. He had disclaimed
his intention ot saying anything that
would wound the feelings or propriety
of the most delicate.
A call of the house was ordered and
disclosed the presence of 108 members.
A motion to dispense with further pro
ceedings was lost.
Brosius offered a resolution to arrest
absentees, directing the sergeant-at
arms to telegraph for absent members,
and revoking all leaves of absence, ex
cept those granted on account of ilhiess.
Agreed to, and the house adjourned.
IN THE SENATE.
Senators Resent the Imputation of Being
Washington, August 27. —In the sen
ate, today, the resolution heretofore of
fered by" Plumb, instructing the com
mittee on rules to issue orders to prevent
the sale of liquors in the senate wing of
the canitol, was taken up.
Butler's amendment directing the
sergeant-at-arms to make a daily inspec
tion of the committe" roomi" and other
apartments wa J rejected.
The next question was on ' lie amend
ment offered by Blair to inst rt the words
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
"and their use as a beverage." Blair
said the real evil was the consumption
of liquors by senators in the committee
This charge was combatted by Teller,
Sherman and others, who contended
that the senate was a temperate body.
The resolution and amendment were
referred to the committee on rules.
The tariff bill was then taken up, the
question being on the substitute offered
by McPherson, yesterday, for Schedule
D, wood and manufacturers of wood.
Free Binding Twine Wanted.
Davis addressed the senate. He said
the tariff bill was in its general aspect, a
wisely devised measure, and he should
criticise it not in its entirety, but
in the hope of a modifica
tion of some of its items.
He thought it should be amended in
the direction of reciprocity, so as to
secure for American farmers trade with
foreign nations, especially with South
American, Central American, Mexico
and the West India islands,
but there was one item in the
bill of extraordidary importance to the
people of Minnesota ; that was binding
twine. In his opinion, the article should
go on the free list, and should be subject
to no duty or tax whatever. The matter
affected the farmers of every state in the
union. The entire business, including
the sources from which that commodity
was supplied, was governed by a com
bination of all, or substantially all the
manufacturers of cordage and binding
twine ; that combination controlled ab
solutely the raw material, sisal, jute,
etc., in the places where it was grown,
and also limited the produce of the
manufactured article, and fixed its
price. They were in no need of pro
tection. They were amenable to the
law against trusts, and certainly the
senate should not legislate in favor of
men under the ban of outlawry.
A Blame Convert.
Passing from the special subject, Davis
addressed himself to the "desirability of
unrestricted commercial relations with
our sister republics in the south." He
would, he said, retain the duty of sugar
as an instrument coercive or persuasive
to the enlargement of American foreign
trade, by remitting that duty as a con
sideration therefor. As to wool, he
would give to the American farmer the
fullest protection on the kinds of wool
that he raised, but if found that Ameri
can farmers could not, or would
not produce the coarse wools of
the Argentine Republic, he would
retain the duty on the coarse wools of
South America as a basis of negotiation
for reciprocity that would create a mar
ket in that country for the products of
the farms and factories of the United
States. He would adopt the same
policy as to hides, rubber, cocoa, cabinet
woods and many other articles. He
would also adopt retaliatory measures
against France, Germany and England
for their exclusion of American meat
products. That would be true protec
tion to the American farmers.
Schedules Passed Over.
McPherson's substitute for the wood
schedule, and some amendments offered
by Plumb to some of its paragraphs,
went over without action, leaving the
whole schedule still open.
The sugar schedule was also passed
over informally, and the tobacco sched
ule was taken up. After several
amendments had been offered and re
jected, Schedule G.,'agricultural pro
ducts and provisions, was reached.
Paragraph 236 in that schedule, was,
on motion of Aldrich, made to read:
"Sheep one year old, or more, $1.50 per
head; less than one year old, 75 cents
The paragraph relating to barley hav
ing been reached, Aldrich withdrew' the
amendment of the finance committee
to reduce the duty from 30 to 35 cents
a bushel, leaving it at the house rate,
80 cents. The duty on barley malt was
left at 35 cents.
The rice paragraph was reached, and
then the senate went into executive
session, and soon adjourned.
A LEAK SOMEWHERE.
Rations Issued to Indians That Are Not
Washington, August 27. —The Indian
bureau recently received the report of
A. T. Lea, who had been engaged in
taking the census of the Sioux tribe of
Indians. He completed ' the count of
the Indians on the Rosebud agency, in
South Dakota, and found that there
were 5,106 men, women and children
located there. As the Indian office for
the last several years has been distribut
ing rations at the agency on the
basis of a population of 7,500,
naturally inquiry arose as to
what had become of the other* 2334
Indians and their rations. This query
was put to Indian Agent Wright, who
reported each quarter the number
who drew rations, and in reply he asked
to be allowed to take an enumeration
himself. At this enumeration only 125
more Indians were found than in Lea's
count. He thereupon accounted for the
discrepancy by stating that an epidemic
among the Indians last year, had taken
off a large number. The agency
physician however reports only nineteen
deaths during the year. An investigation
will be had.
TROUBLE IN HAWAII.
The Flagship Charleston Ordered to
Return to Honolulu.
Washington, August 27. —Orders were
today issued for the flagship Charleston,
which has just arrived at Seattle, AVash
ington, from Honolulu, to return imme
diately to that port to assist in protect
ing American interests in tt,e Hawaiian
islands. This action is based upon Act
ing Rear Admiral Brown's report of the
serious aspect of affairs in Hawaii at the
time of his departure far this country.
Washington, August 27. —The amount
of silver offered to the treasury depart
ment, today, was 1,911,000 ounces. The
amount purchased was as follows : 138,
--000 at $1.19; 115,000 at $1.19 l v '; 325,000
A Storm on the Adriatic.
Vienna, August 27. —A terrific storm
visited Trieste, causing great loss of life
and property. Many wrecks are reported
on the Adriatic sea, and the crews of
several vessels perished. At Pittingau
three persons were killed by lightning.
George Peck for Governor.
Mii.waukke, Wis., August 27. — The
Democratic state convention met at
noon. George W. Peck was nominated
for governor, and Carl Jones, of Racine,
for lieutenant governor.
THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 1890.
A Reply to Some of Powderly's
How He Came to Snub the
The Locomotive Engineers Minding
Their Own Business.
The Knights of Labor Play Their Last
Card Against the New York
Associated Press Dispatches. I
New Yoke, August 27. —The Tetter
given below was written by I. M.
Arthur, chief engineer of the Grand
International Brotherhood of Locomo
tive' Engineers, to an engineer of the
Third avenue elevated road. The letter
is in response to a letter on the subject
of the Central strike, and is the first
utterance of Arthur, which fully defines
his position toward the Central strikers
and Knights of Labor.
Cleveland, Ohio, August 23d.
11. R. Holman —Dear Sir and Brother:
Your letter of the 23d inst., in which
Powderly's letter and other clippings
from New York papers are enclosed,
received. In reply will say, have not
received any letter from Powderly.
He claims to have written me a private
letter on the trouble, and wants me to
define my position. If he con
siders his letter that appeared
in the newspapers a private
one, I don't, nor will I answer letters
that reach me in that way. It is un
necessary for Powderly or anyone else
to ask me to define the position of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
in the present trouble on the New* York
Central. The policy of the brotherhood
is well known to him and the public, as
it has been repeatedly explained from
the public platform and published in
the newspapers. He says : "Some time
ago I telegraphed him, (meaning me),
that I would meet him in Cleveland,
and when I arrived there I could not
find him, high or low. I learned that
my telegram had been received by him,
but my efforts to locate him were fruit
less." Now the facts in this case, as
near as I can recollect, are these:
Some four years ago I received
a telegram from Powderly, requesting
me to meet him at the Union depot in
Cleveland on the arrival of a certain
train on the Lake Shore road. Owing to
my absence from my office I did no*
receive the message until after the
departure of the train, and so informed
him by letter, addressing it to him at
Scranton. I do not believe that he
stopped over and looked for me. If he
had he would have had no difficulty in
finding me at my oflice or at my home,
as I am always at one or the other when
in Cleveland. He tells a wilful false
hood when he says other leaders were
unable to find me when they tried to do
so. Any man who tries to find me when
I am in Cleveland, can do so with little
effort, and no man, whether a
leader or a private in the ranks,
ever came to my office, that was not
treated courteously. While I differ with
men as to the best methods to be em
ployed to secure a certain end, I have
always been liberal enough to concede
to every man the same rights and privi
leges I ask for myself. Wiien the pres
ent trouble on the New York Central
firsc occurred, I advised the engineers to
abstain from all participation in it and
to attend strictly to their own business.
I gave advice when the strike occurred
on the Gould system a few years
and my advice to the brother
hood of engineers, when men
employed in other branches of
railroad service have been on
a strike, was to mind their own busi
ness and not do anything that did not
properly belong to them as engineers.
Can Powderly say the same? I think
not. Whenever the engineers have been
on a strike we have never asked any other
labor organization to assist us. It is
true some of the members of the order
during trie C. B. A Q. strike importuned
the switchmen to quit, but they did it
on their own responsibility, not by the
authority of the organization. Conse
quently I hold that we are perfectly jus
tified in maintaining a strictly neutral po
sition when others are engaged in a con
flict with their employers. Powderly
accuses members of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, of taking the
places of striking firemen. If that is
true, the division of which they are
members, will deal with them. It is not
within the province of my authority to
deal with individual members. I won
der if Powderly had the Knights of
Labor expelled who took the places of
our men on the 0. B. & Q. ?
P. M. Abthub.
Tho Solution of the Chicago Stork
Chicago, August 27. —At the stock
yards this morning, while business was
not at a standstill operations, were not
being conducted with their former
facility. The engines except those of
the Lake Shore railway, were manned
with officials of the respective compan
ies. All the packing houses
were killing today. There seemed
to be a difference of opinion
as to whether the switching association
was dissolved. Its secretary and
manager asserted that it had not dis
banded, while an official of the Illinois
Central railroad said it had. The
striking switchmen marked every car
that left the yards with a private mark,
and they claimed to believe that they
would not be handled by the regular men
on the various roads. It was rumored
this morning that the switchmen on the
Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago rail
road had struck.
The general managers of all the roads
centering in Chicago wjere in session
nearly all day discussing the strike of
the Stockyards Switching Association.
The most positive action taken during
the day was the adoption of two resolu
tions touching a kindred subject. The
first declared that under the circumstan
ces they would recommend that the
demands of the striking switchmen for
increased pay, be granted. The sec
ond re-emphasized the action of
the roads in dissolving the
switching association. The switching
association, while it may be held in
abeyance up to this time, is now cer
tainly dissolved, and it is hoped by the
general managers that this will offer a
speedy solution of the strike, as the
roads are doing their own switching.
Considerable time was consumed in the
discussion and the adoption of certain
needful regulations to control the inter
change of freight traffic. The general
managers declared their action in regard
to the strike to be final.
The strike of the switchmen on the
Alton railway continues. This morning
the firemen and engineers decided not
to go out in support of the switchmen.
Later in the day a number of non-union
switchmen were secured and set to work
under police protection.
Gas Stokers, Seamen and Coal Miners
Melbourne, August 27. — The gas
stokers wcntouton a strike today. Their
grievance is that the company employs
non-union men. The New Zealand
Steamship Company's hands will strike
tomorrow, stopping all seaboard traffic.
A dispatch from Sydney says great ex
citement prevails among the strikers at
Newcastle, and troops have been dis
patched to that town in anticipation of
trouble. The leading engine foundry in
Ballarat has been closed, owing to a lack
of coal arising from the strike of the
coal miners. The associated mine own
ers will close all the coal pits in New
castle, the men having broken their
agreement with them.
THEirt LAST CAKD.
The Knights of Labor Conducting an
New York, August 27. —The Knights
of Labor have played their last card
against the .New York Central. All they
can do now is to await the result, lly
tonight they will have called out every
man who owes them allegiance, and
the strike will be enforced as strongly
as organization can enforce it.
The railroad officials laugh at the ef
forts of Powderly to tie up the road, and
say they are managing their business
better than ever, notwithstanding the
shouting of the strikers.
No Records Broken at the Meet at Niagara
Niagara Falls, August 27. —On ac
count of mud, the time in the wheel
men's league races today was slow, and
no records were broken. The results
are as follows:
A. YV. Palmer, of Hamilton, won the
mile novice safety race ; time 3:3 i) 2-5.
Mile handicap, fifteen starters. —Won
by S. B. Bowman ; time 3:00
A. G. Harding won the mile safety,
' three minute class; time 3:13 2-5
W. I). Banker won the mile safety
championship ; time 2:5!) 2-5. The other
contestants in this race were withdrawn
because Banker rode a large tired wheel.
W. F. Murphy won the mile L. A. W.
championship ; time 3:0(i.
H. E. Laurie won the half-mile safety,
open ; time 1:28.
C. M. Murphy, of New York, won the
half mile ordinary ; time 1:2(S 4-5.
W. F. Gossler won the quarter mile
safety, open ; time 4:0 3-5.
E. C. Anthony won the 5-mile ordi
nary championship, L. A. W.; time
Van Wagoner, of Newport, and Mer
rill, of Boston, won the mile tandem,
open; time 3 :W^.
W. F. Murphy and C. M. Murphy
won the two-mile tandem, L. A. W.
championship; time 6:68 3-5.
In the team race, New York vs. Chi
cago, three New York men were dis
qualified. Clark rode against Lumsden,
Winship and Githens, of Chicago, and
came in fourth, Lumsden first, Win
ship second, Githens third.
THE BERING SEA QUESTION.
The Canadians not Satislicd With the
Ottawa, August 27 —Sir John Thomp
son, minister of justice, has returned
from England where he went to lay
Canada's case in connection
with the Bering sea question,
before the British government.
That the situation pending negotiations
between Great Britain and the United
States is far from satisfactory, is not dif
ficult to discern, from the way in which
the matter is referred to by the
members of the cabinet. Sir John
Thompson says England will not
recede from the position she has taken
to protect the rights of her Canadian
colony. It appears that the Canadian
government is opposed to having the
matter referred to arbitration, and
urged the British government to at
once proclaim the right of Ca
nadian sealing vessels to enter
Bering sea, and insist upon
the United States reimbursing the own
ers of siezed sealers for losses sustained.
Sir John found that the British govern
ment had fully determined to propose to
arbitrate as a means of settlement, in
the absence of any satisfactory under
standing being arrived at with the
LONDON, August 27. —The Standard's
St. (Petersburg correspondent says: It
seems certain that the czar is
determined to discuss Emperor
William's proposals. It was remarked
that the German emperor was
in a hurry to leave, his haste compell
ing the curtailment of the fete. His
hurry is attributed to socialistic activity,
and a rumor of insubordination in the
The Standard's Berlin correspondent
says: It is reported that influences due
to the mediation of a friendly court, are
at work which point to an approaching
reconciliation between Prince Bismarck
and Emperer William.
Pbtaluma, Cal., August 27.—The at
tendance at the fair grounds today was
much larger than yesterday, and the
races were more hotly contested. There
were three races on the program.
The first was for yearlings owned in
the district, mile dash, $100 added —won
by Nonpareil, Rustic second; time 2.05.
The second race was a special trot for
$500 —won by Redwood, Maggie second;
best time 2.23%.
Third race, also special —won by Mat
tie P., Alcona second; best time 2:3o}^.
NO CHOICE YET.
The Republican Convention
Ineffectual Attempts to Choose
Twenty-two Ballots Taken Without
Lindley In the Lead and Drawing Votes
From Rowell.—Bowers a Close
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Fkesno, August 27—The sixth congres
sional district Republican convention
was called to order at 2:15 p.m. John
Brown, jr., of San Bernardino, and
James McLachlan, of Pasadena, were
made permanentjehairman and secretary
respectively. A committee of seven was
appointed on credentials, another one
on platform and resolutions and a recess
When the convention reassembled the
platform was adopted. It approves the
national platform of the Republican
parly of 1888, and the state platform
adopted at Sacramento, August 22 1890,
and endorses the entire state ticket;
thanks General William Vandever for
his past ssrvices and zealous devotion to
the interests of the people of the sixth
district, advises legislation to be se
cured by the Republican representatives
in congress, pledges the nominee of the
convention to advocate such legislation
as will secure increased appropriations
for harbor improvements and coast
defences in the district, and to secure
appropriations foi all necessary public
buildings, and further to promote such
legislation as will foster and develop agri
cultural industry among our people.
Judge M. A. Luce, of San Diego, nom
inated Senator W. W. Bowers.
M. T. Allen, of Los Angeles, placed
Hervey Lindley, of Los Angeles, in
nomination. Mr. Allen claimed that
the Republican candidate for governor
belongs not to Los Angeles, in partic
ular, but to the whole of California.
"Los Angeles," continued the speaker,
"is the battle ground in this campaign,
and the Republican column in Los An
geles county asks for all the support that
can be given."
Scipio Thompson, a colored delegate
from Los Angeles, and Barnes, of Ven
tura, seconded the nomination of Her
Chester Rowell's name was placed be
fore the convention by Dr. A. J. Pedlar,
Taylor, of Tulare, seconded the nomi
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IT IS NEWSY AND CLBAN.
nation of Rowell, in a brilliant speech.
He said that Rowell, if elected, would
be a friend not only to Fresno, Tulare
and Kern, but any county in the dis
trict. His nomination would wheel
Tulare, Kern and Fresno into the Re
publican column, and ensure a victory
Underwood, of Monterey, Byron, of
Kern, and J. A. Farnham, of Los
Angeles, eulogized Rowell.
Balloting began with the following
First to fifth ballots—Rowell, 44;
Bowers, 88; Lindley, 58.
Sixth —Rowell, 44, Bowers 81, Lindley
Lindley steadily increased.
The eleventh ballot stood—Rowell,
35; Bowers, 77 ; Lindley, 75.
On the twelfth Rowell recovered, the
result being: Rowell, 41; Bowers, 70;
The 22nd ballot stood: Lindley, 73;
Bowers, 71, and Rowell, 43.
After the twenty-second ballot the con
vention adjourned at 11 p. in., till 10
o'clock tomorrow morning.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC TRAINMEN.
A New Pay System to Be Adopted.—
The Giievan«e Committee Angered.
San Francisco, August 27. —The re
fusal of the Southern Pacific officials to
treat with the grievance committee, re
presenting the trainmen of the various
divisions, has angered the members of
the committee, and the outcome cannot
be predicted. Superintendent Fillmore
said today the company had decided up
on an entire reconstruction of its pay
system. The new system will go into
effect October Ist, and will extend to con
ductors and brakemen on both passenger
and freight and to switchmen.
While the company will virtually con
cede all the demands of the men, it will
treat with them only as employees and
not as representing various labor organ
Warning the Poachers.
San Francisco, August 27.—From
information received by the schooner
Arago, which has arrived from the
north, it is learned that the revenue
cutter Rush was at St. Paul's Island,
August 15th. She is not making
any seizures, but is simply ordering
sealers out of the Bering sea, under
threat of seizure. In every such case
the sealers have left the Bering sea. The
Corwin had not arrived at Onalaska
when the Arago left.
A Storm on Long Island Sound.
New Haven, Conn., August 27.—This
morning there occurred the worst wind
and rain storm on Long Island Sound for
many years, and it is feared many ma
rine disasters will be reported. Consid
erable damage was done to this harbo .
Peace Protocol Signed.
City of Mexico, August 27. —Dis
patches state that the protocol of pea
■ was signed today. Similar advices
I received from Guatemala.