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THE, VIRGINIAN to-day. You
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ight, perhaps a huqdred mlle?
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VOL. LI?NO. 24.
NORFOLK, VA., WEDNESDAY/ DECEMBER 18. 189?.
PRICE 2 CENTS'
Republicans and Democrats Delighted With
It and Pronounce It a Noble Document.
THE OMINOUS SILENCE OFTHE GEORGIANS
Allow Their Cabinet ?nicer to no A*
lirrneu Without Defense?The Car?
lisle Kcport-Tlic Southern l>ole.
gntow ?Mr. Pearson's 1H11?Locol
Vlrgiuin Matter? Discussed,
Wnshinuton, Dec. 17. 1S!'3.
?Washington, D. C Dec. 17.?(Special.)
The President's message was received
to-day by Congress with the utmost en?
thusiasm. At the conclusion of its rend?
ing in lite Senate Senator Voorhees
lustily clapped Iiis hands and this demon?
stration extended even to the Republi?
can side. This is unprecedented in the
Senate and Senator Voorhees after?
wards declared that It was the first
time since in his long career that lie
has so broken ifj ? Senate rules. In
the House the excitement was Intense
as the reading proceeded, and at its con?
clusion Republicans vied with Demo?
crats in vociferous applause, without
a dissenting voice, save Senator Tin?
man, of South Carolina.
The members of Congress applaud the
message: tin- Democrats are delighted,
ninl the Republicans unhesitatingly pro?
nounce il a clear, strong and vigorous
Senator Day is, of the Foreign Affairs
Committee, says the President has risen
to an opportunity such as has not been
presented any President In many years,
and has fully stated the Monroe doc?
trine as understood by the American
Senators Stewart and Jones approve
the message In vigorous language.
Senator Gear, of Iowa, says It is n
good message and the American people
will endorse il.
St nntor Vllas says it easily takes rani:
witli any Slate paper that ever einhiated
from the Executive Mansion.
Representative Grosevonor (Rep.)
says it is the demand of the upholding
of ilie Monroe doctrine on more ad?
vanced ground than ever before em?
bodied In official documents.
Representative Stone, of Pennsyl?
vania, says: "[ fully concur with the
message, and will lend my aid to carry
out its suggestions."
Representative MoCall. of Massachu?
setts, says il is a spirited and noble doc?
ument ami will receive the support of
both branches of both party Represen?
Congressman Hooker, of New York,
says the message is ail right. T am willi
Tin- Democratic Congressmen nil
landed the message. It Is a great day
f.o- ( h voland.
The present House of Representatives
has don.- nothing so far except to firm?
ly establish the fact that any mem?
ber of the inability, no mailer how
flighty, youthful or obscure, can obtain
tlie floor at any and all times to abuse
the present administration from the
President himself, down to the hum?
blest Otllcer, who has found employment
under the Government since Mr. Cleve?
land was last inaugurated.
They opened tin- ball with numberless
criticisms upon the President been use
lie sought a few days' vacation after the
preparat(on of his message. They grum?
bled long and loud because Mr. Car?
lisle dbl not have all of bis tabulaiul
statements of affairs up to December
1st ready for their scoflings upon De?
cember 2d. Tho> permitted an untried
member from Massachusetts to make
himself anil the majority ridiculous
toy introducing impeachment articles
against Ambassador Bayard, just to
abuse the administration, ns no sane
?>iii' In the lot believed such a thing was
right or would be done, and now they
allow one Dennis .1. Flynn. from the
Wilds of Oklahoma, to occupy Hie floor
nnd assail the motives and Impeach the
Integrity of Secretary Holte Smith.
Mr. Flynn was graciously given to
earth in 1S62 at Phoenlxvllle, Pa., and
nlthough but thirty-three years of nire,
has successively cast his bit nnd shed
the Indescribable lustre of his manifold
virtues upon the citizens of Buffalo, X.
Y.. Riverside, Tu.. Kiowa. Kan., and
Guthrie, Oklahoma. Now he appears
ns a delegale from Oklahoma with the
privilege of talking, but without a vole,
and Imputes to the Secretary of the
Interior a desire to enrich his relations
by withholding the appointment of the
allotting agents to settle the allotment
of hinds with the Wichita Indians. It
must be conceded (hut this is doing very
Tvell for a Congress two weeks old.
The most noticeable feature .of the
flynn descent upon Mr. Moke Smith
was the fact that In the face of his
tirade of abuse, bristling With reflec?
tions and charges against his honesty
n.nd probity, not a single Representa?
tive from Georgia took the floor In de?
fense of their Cabinet ofllcer. From
Mr. Crisp, up or down, as the ease may
be. they sat as dumb us the sheep lie
fore their shearer.
There must be some renson for tills
that lies way below the surface, it may
be on account of the financial views of
Mr. Smith. II may be Iiis close conilOO
tlon with (he present administration.
He may be In somebody's way to the
Senate or. possohly, he bus failed to
land In the Interior Department nil of
the ofllce seekers from the eleven Con?
gressional districts of Georgia; lint
whatever the case may be. It is certain
that ho was given a most merciless
rubbing ami no hand or voice from
Georgia was lifted in ills defense.
The Carlisle Report.
The report of Secretary Carlisle was
Coldly received by Iho majority of (ho
House, and while but comparatively few
of them have read It In full, then: are
abundant adverse criticisms. The Re?
publicans are thoroughly given to the
opinion that nothing creditable can
emanate from the present officers of tlie
Bovernment, "no good can come out of
Nazareth," Is tlieir cry, and the recep?
tion tliey give it now 1b the reception it
would have received no matter in what
form it cume or what facts It disclosed.
Tliey nre determined to declare that
under tbo present tariff schedules tlie
revenues will never be sufficient for tite
expenses of the Government, and under
this cover they will return to some of
the McKinley tariffs not for' revenue
so much, but for political purposes only.
Til? Sondern llclcglltCN.
The friends of Governor McKinley nre
by no means Idle these days while Mr.
Reed is trimming his sails for tlie
presidential race. Uoth'of thcseasplrants
seem thoroughly aroused to the. Impor?
tance of securing the Bout her n Republi?
can delegates, and while Mr. Reed Is
fixing up his elections committees to
make capital out of contested seats In
the Hou.se the friends of McKinley are
capturing a rule patronage and raising
a. tumpnlgh fund with which to tempt
the impecunious delegates to St. Louis.
A few days ago, while the Ohio con?
gressmen; nineteen of them, were draw?
ing lots for the House patronage. Mr.
Mark Hanna, the millionaire manager
for McKinley. Mropped in on them and
suggested that as they all were of
course for McKinley that they would
yield five of their twenty places to
hint to be used Oblong the Southern Re?
publicans in return for their support
of the Ohio man. Only two of them,
however, responded nil tiiat Manna g >t
was a messenger at $1,200, and a laborer
at $720 per annum.
It is publicly stated that the McKin?
ley managers say that they are raising
large sums to be used in the purchase
of the 'Southern Republican vote, and
the same Republicans are declaring that
if the McKinley folks don't stop such
talk they will not vote for him any
A story went the rounds of the press
alout the time of the Minneapolis Con?
vention. <">ne of tlie Harrison manag, is
dproached the negro headquarters and
said to one of the leaders:
"Whp are you fellows for?"
"Well." replied the delegate, "thar Is
twenty-one of us fur Mr. Harrison,
nnd thar is thirty-two of us fur Mr.
Rial no, and thar Is seventy-eight of us
The Ohio manipulators are evidently
counting on a similar condition next
Mr. Pearson"* ,"Vow Hill.
Representative Pearson, of North Ca?
rolina, has Introduced n bill repealing
or modifying section 4710 of the Relsed
Statutes. The bill Is practically to re?
store the pension rights of such men as
were either volunteers or were drafted
Into the Confederate service, and who
subsequently went over into the Fede?
ral army. Tlie law now provides.that
"no money on account of pensions shall
be paid to any man, his widow, children
or heirs who In nny manner engaged In,
aided or abetted the late rebellion
against the United States.*' This law
has been on tlie statute books for a great
many years, and its repeal now would
open up a new class of pensioners
who were deserters from t he Confederate
armies, and who as long as this sec?
tion sti oil would be unable to gel their
heads into the government crib, atl
which so many undeserving people are
The bill may go through Hie house
all right, but its chances with tlie Sen?
ate would bo slim, and at tile White
House there is no great enthusiasm
over pensions, especially when they
come ns these would do.
Virginia i.oenl .Mailers.
There are reports here left by passing
members of the State Legislature that
Major Raker P. Loo will be easily chosen
as the next Judge of tile counties of 1011
zabeth City and Warwick.
The omission of Senator Martin's
name from the membership of ihe
District of Columbia Committee was
evidently an oversight for it appeared
all right to-day when the caucus dis?
cussed tlie mailer. Senator Martin Is
an earnest and energetic worker and
will be of great importance on a com?
mittee which has such a vast amount
of work to accomplish.
Congressman otey has Introduced a
bill supplemental to his original bill
providing for the payment by Hie
Government of the Interest at 5 per cent,
on the $27.000.000 of confiscated and
abandoned property taken during the
war, which interest is to be divided
nmoiig the Southern States annually
to be applied lo the care and comfort
of tlie Confederate soldiers.
Tlie supplemental bill simply desig?
nates the amount each State shall re?
ceive based pro rata upon the appro?
priations the different States make for
the same purpose. H. I.. W.
COLLISION IN THE HARBOR.
A Ferry Mounter Ilium Into n Small
By a collision between the ferry
steamer City of Portsmouth and an oys?
ter canoe early last evening, the canoe
was demolished and three men came
near losing their lives.
The ferry Steamer was near the Nor?
folk dock on her 5:30 trip from Ports?
mouth when she ran Into the canoe, the
OCOUpantS of which were .lohn Hardy.
Win. Hundley ami hud Simmons.
Hardy Jumped and caught on Ihe rud
don chain, while the other two held on
to the deck of tin- ferry bont anil were
rescued by those on board. The canoe
The steamer entered the slip in Nor
folk with great force, bumping heavily,
breaking the float chains and doing
some damage to tin- boat,
'I'iie men had a very narrow escape
from death, Hardy being rescued after
the dock was reached.
Tlio Northern Flonfcil.
The schooner ICmlly F. Northum,
which went ashore sometime ago, nenr
Cape Henry, floated yesterday morning
and was towed out by a Baltimore pilot
boat. In the afternoon a crew from
Iho Cape Henry Life Saving Station
boarded her nnd brought her up to Nor?
folk under her own sail.
Um, Von Keen?
Haven't you seen Dr. Week yet'.' ?
A WILLFUL AGGRESSION
So Cleveland Designates England's Propo?
sition to Encroach on Venezuela,
VIGOROUS AND SIGNIFICANT LANGUAGE.
KtiB'iKiMl Declines Arbitration 1?|m?h
.lio?t tln?ntii>rnctorjr Uronntln-ills
appointing tint! Our Anneal Prow
ilnrvil No Heller ItCMlH- Suggests ii
< omiiilssioii t?i Define True I.inc.
Washington, Dec. 17.?Tlie President
seilt to Congress to-day the Venezue?
lan correspondence, accompanied by the
tollowlhg significant message:
To the Congress?In my animal mes?
sage addressed to the Congress on the
3d Instant. I called attention to the
pending boundary controversy between
Uicat Britain and the Republia ot Veite
zuela, and recited the substance of a
representation made by this Govern?
ment to her Britannic Majesty's Clov
ernment, suggc.-ting reasons why such
dispute sliottbl be submitted to orbltra
t'on for sett'emcnt, and Inqulrm; wlio.h
L> n ivouiti i bo submitted.
The answer of the British Government
which wilh then awaltcO, lias since
been received, and tdgethor with a dis?
patch, to which is a reply, Is hereto ap?
pended. Such reply is embodied in the
two communications addressed by the
British Crime Minister to Sir Julian
Pauncefortc, the British Ambassador at
Ii will be so n that one of tin sc Com?
munications Is devoted exclusively to
observations upon the Monroe doctrine,
ami claims that in tile present instance
a ne w and strange extension and de?
velopment Of this doctrine is Insisted on
by the United states: that reasons Jus?
tifying an appeal to the doctrine cnuiv
elated by Presld at Monroe are gene?
rally Inapplicable "to the state of things
in which we live at the present day."
and especially inapplicable to a con
U.oversy Involving the boundary line
between Great Britain and Venezuela.
Without att! noting an extended ar?
gument in reply to these positions il
may not' be ainl-s to suggest that the
doctrine,upon whi' h we stand Is strong
and sound, because its enforcement is
important to our peace and safety as a
nation, and is essential to the integrity
of our free institutions and the tranquil
maintenance of our distinctive form
of Government. It was Intended to
apply to every stage of our national life,
and cannot become obsolete while our
republic endures. If the balance of
power Is Justly a cause for jealous an?
xiety-among the Governments of the
old world, and a subject for our abso?
lute non-interference, none the less Is an
observance of the Monroe doctrine of
vital concern to our people and their
Assuming, tin refoi'e, that we may pro?
bably insist upon this doctrine with?
out regard to "the state of things in
which we live." or any changed condi?
tions hen- or elsewhere, it is not appar?
ent why Its application may not be In?
voked in the present controversy;
If a ESurppi mi power, by extension of
its boundaries, takes possession of the
territory of one of our neighboring re?
publics against Its will and in deroga?
tion of Its rights, it is dillicult to sec
why. to that extent, such European
power does not thereby attempt to ex?
tend Its system of Government to that
portion of this Continent which is thus
taken? This is the precise action which
President Monroe declared to be "dan?
gerous to our peace and safety." and
It can make no difference whether the
European system is extended by an ad?
vance of frontier or otherwise.
It Is also suggested In the British reply
that we should net seek to apply the
Monroe doctrine to the pending dispute,
becuus it does not embody any princi?
ple of International law which "Is found?
ed on the general consent of nations,"
nent, and no nation, however peace
nent. and not nation, however peace?
ful, is competent to insert Into the code
of International law a. novel principle
which was never recognised before, and
which lias hoi sine:' been accepted by
the Government of any.other country."
Practically the principle for which we
contend has peculiar if not exclusive
relation to the United States. It may
not have be n admitted in so many
words to the code of International law,
but since in International counsels every
nation is entitled to.the right.--, belong,
lug to It. If the enforcement of the Mon?
roe doctrine is something we may justly
claim it has its place In the code of
international law as certainly and as
securely as if it were specifically men?
tioned, and when tlie United States is a
suitor before tin- high tribunal that ad?
ministers International law, the ques?
tion to be determined Is whether or not
we present claims which the justice of
that code of law. can lind to In- right
and valid. The Monroe doctrine finds
its recognition in those principles of In?
ternational law which arc based upon
the theory that every untion shall have
its rights protected and Its just claims
of course, this Government is entire?
ly confident thai under the sanction of
this doctrine we have clear rights and
undoubted claims, nor is this ignored in
the British reply. The Prime Minister,
while not admitting that the Monroe'
doctrine is applicable to present condi?
tions, states: "In declaring that the
United Statis would resist any such en?
terprise If It was contemplated. Presi?
dent Monroe adopted a policy which
received the entire sympathy of the
English Government of that date."
lie further declares, "though the lan?
guage of President Monroe is directed
to the attainment of objects which most
Englishmen would agree to be salutary,
it is impossible to admit that they have
been inscribed by any adequate Authori?
ty In the code of international law."
AgaJn he says: "They (Her Majesty's
Government), fully concur with the view
whioh President Monroe apparently en?
tertained that any disturbance of ex?
isting territorial distribution in thai
hemisphere by any fresh acquisitions on
the part of an European State would be
a highly Inexpedient change."
? 7 .
In the belief that the doctrine for
which we contend was clear and definite
ihut It was rounded upon substantial
considerations and Involved our safety
and welfare, that It was fully applica?
ble to our present conditions, and to the
state of the world's progress, and thin
It was directly related to the pending
controversy, and without any convic?
tions as U> the final merits of the dis?
pute, but noxious to learn In it satisfac?
tory and conclusive inahner whether
Croat Britain sought, under a claim of
boundary, to extend her possession's on
this Continent without right, or whether
she merely nought possession of ter?
ritory fairly Included within her lines
of ownership, this Government proposed
to the Government of Great Britain a
resort to arbitration as the proper
means of settling the question, to this
end that a. vexatious boundary dispute
between the two Continents might be
determined and an exact standing and
relation in rcopect to the controversy
might be made clear.
It will be s/een from the correspond?
ence herewith submitted thai this prop?
osition'has been declined by the Brit?
ish Government upon grounds which,
In the circumstances, seem to me to
be far from satisfactory. It Is deeply
disappointing that stub an appeal, ac?
tuated by the most friendly feelings
toward both nations directly concerned,
addressed to the sense of Justice ami
magnanimity of one of tin- great powers
Of the world, and touching Its relations
to one comparatively weak and small,
should have produced no better re?
The course to be pursued by this
Government in view of the prosenI
condition, does not admit of serious
doubt. Having labored faithfully for
many years to Induce Great Britain
to submit this matter to Impartial ar?
bitration, and having now been finally
apprised of her refusal to do so, noth?
ing remains but tp accept the situation,
to recognize Its plain requirement!!, and
deal with It accordingly. Great Bri?
tain's present proposition lias never thus
far been regarded as admissible by
Venezuela, though any adjustment of
the boundaries which that country,I
may deem for her advantage and
may enter Into of her own free will,
cannot of course be objected to by
the United States.
Assuming, however, that the attitude
of Venezuela will remain unchanged
the dispute baa reached such u stage
as to make it now Incumbent upon the
United States to take measures to de?
termine, with sufficient certainty for Its
jtlStlflctUlon, what Is the true divisional
line between the Republic of Venezue?
la and British Guiana. The Inquiry to
that end should, of course, be conducted
carefully and judicially, and due weight
should be given to'all available evi?
dence, records and fnct.Tv In support of
the claims of both parties.
In order that such examination should
he prosecuted in a thorough and satis?
factory in.inner. I sugt; ,-st Hint the
Congress make an adequate appropria?
tion for expenses of a commission, to he
appointed by the executive, who shall
make the necessary examination and re?
port upon the matter with the least pos?
sible delay. When such report is made
and accepted, it will, in my opinion,
I bo the duty of the United Stales to
j resist, by every means in its- power. |
as a willful aggression upon Us rights
and ihtcrsts. the appropriation by Unat
Britain of any lands, or the exercise
of governmental Jurisdiction over any
territory which, after investigation, we
have determined of right belongs to
In making these recommendations I
am fully alive i.. the responsibility In?
curred, and keenly realize all I he con?
sequences that may follow. 1 am nev?
ertheless, firm in my conviction that
while it is a grievous thing to con tem?
plate the two great English speaking
peoples of the world as being other?
wise than friendly competitors In the
onward march of civilization, and
strenuous ami won by rivals In the arts
of peace, there Is no calamity which
a great nation can invite which equals
that which follows a supine submission
to wrong and injustice, and the conse?
quent ioss of national self-respect and
honor beneath which Is shielded and
defended u |.pie's safely and great?
ness. GUOVER CI.KVKl.AN'll.
Executive Mansion. Dec. 17. 1895.
Although tho matten- submitted to
Congress in connection with the fore?
going message consists of three diplo?
matic notes only, they an- very volumi?
nous. Mr. Olney's note to Mr. Bayard
concerning the threatening aspect of
affairs between Great Britain ami Ven?
ezuela Is nisi in the correspondence.
It is dated .Inly 20th last, and deals
with the boundary question "at great
length." Beginning at the very Incep?
tion of the dispute, which has now as
sullied so serious an aspect. Mr. tllney
carries his argument of the American
claim tor arbitration based on the Mon?
roe doctrine down to tin- present time,
and gives emphasis to his statements
by quoting the sentiments of President
.\i.-oe. in full and notes that "its pro?
nouncement by the Monroe administra?
tion at that particular time was unques?
tionably du.' to tin- inspiration of Great
Britain, who al once gave to It an open
and unqualified adhesion, which has
never been withdrawn."
Mr. Ol hey gives in his note a linn en
dorscmenl to the principle enunciated
by Monroe and defines Great Britain's
position in this frank and unambiguous
"She (Gieat Britain) says to Vene?
zuela: "You can get none of the de?
batable land by force, because you are
not strong enough: you can get none
by treaty, because I will not agree, and
you can**take your choir? of getting a
portion by arbitration, only if you first
agree to abandon to me such portions
as I may designate,' "
Continuing. Mi'. Olney says ll Is not
perceived how such an attitude can be
deluded.nor how it is reconcilable with
j Hint love of justice ami fair play so
eminently characteristic of the English
race, and holds that if such position be
adhered to. It should be regarded as
amounting In substance to an Invasion
and conqui si of Venezuelan tenr ltoi-y.
in conclusion, Mr. Olney says that in
these circumstances the duty of the
President appears to him uumlstnkabie
and imperative. To Ignore Great Brl
(Contlnued on Fifth Page.)
NO UNCERTAIN MEANING
In President Cleveland's Vigorous Message
In Relation to the Venezuelan Question.
STRONGLY APPROVED BY BOTH PARTIES.
"No lll^titliing I in' UcilliliiR otTtiut"
Sntil Senator Morgan ? Senator
Frj o lle|illcd. ??'I'liat Im Capitol'*?
(?rerleO b.v lieiuoiiNtrnlliiiiN of v p
lilahao?Nemttors Cense i.ubor.
, Washington^ Doc. 17.?Sonata?Mr.
Cull offered a restitution, which went
over till to-morrow, for the appointment
of a select committee to investigate the
subject of organized efforts of corpora?
tions to control the elections nf mem?
bers of Congress and to inlluence legis?
Mr. Ilnnsbrough's (Hep.), of North
Dakota, bill lb prevent the desecration
of the luitlPtMil Hug. was Introduced and
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
At 12:40 o'clock the Senate, on mo?
tion of Mr. Morgan, proceeded to the
consideration of executive business. At
I p. m, the doors were reopened and
the Vice-President laid before the Sen
ale the President's message, accompa?
nying the Venezuelan correspondence,
and die Secretary of the Senate proceed?
ed to read It. The reading was listened
to with an intense degree of Interest,
and attention by every Senator. There
were but few spectators In tile gallery
and when the reading of the message
was finished thpsd spectator.! Joined
Senators in demonstration of npplause.
The evidences of approval were equal?
ly strong and significant on both sides j
of the chamber?perhaps even more so j
on Hie Republican than on the Demo
era tic side.
Mr. Morgan, looking over to the Re?
publican side, remarked that (here was
"no mistaking the meaning of that."
and Mr. Frye gave an assenting noil,
with the remark: "That Is capital."
Mr. Sherman moved that the message
ami documents be printed, and that
order wns made.
Mr. Lodge suggested that the corre?
spondence should nteo be read, but
yielded bis own wish on the subject
when the remark was made that the
correspondence was too long to be read
Mr. Morgan, chairman of tin- Com?
mittee on Foreign Relations, then moved
that the message and accompanying
papers'he referred to the Committee on
Foreign Relations, and the motion was
On the further motion of Mr. Mor?
gan, the Committee on Foielgn Rela?
tions was authorized to sit during any
recess of the Senate.
Then at 12:20 p. m., as ordinary legis.
latiVe business was UllKUltcd to the ex?
cited mental condition of the Senators,
the Senate, on motion of Mr. Sherman,
adjourned until to-morrow.
The motion of Senator Morgan to go
Into executive session made, as it was.
within a few moments after the re?
ceipt cd' tin- Venezuelan message, led lo
the unfounded belief that part of that
part of that message was Intended foi
tin- cars id' tin- treaty malting power of
the CongreSs alone. The object of the
session was to enable the Senate to ex?
tend for a pel hid of one year the treaty
between this country and Mexico tinder
which the boundary question is being
settled. A large number of recess nomi?
nations were also favorably reported.
ThiB Senate Will hold an executive ses?
sion to-morrow so that the men now
holding recess appointments may se?
cure their commissions.
Add Washington?trlnocdKOE-1 fuw
House.--The proceedings of the House
tO-tlay were enlivened by a partisan de?
bate, growing out of Mr. Cannon's
amendment lo the rules providing for
the appointment of three committees on
Elections. In support of the amendment
Mr. Cannon spoke of the'great prepon?
derance of contests from the South and
quoted allegations that notwithstand?
ing the repeal of Federal election laws,
fraud still existed in the elections in
that part of the country.
Mr. Crisp led the opposition to the
amendment, declaring that the effects
of Its adoption would he to work Injus?
tice to Democratic con test ees; that
there was nothing In the history of the
Republican parly to warrant the as?
sumption thai election contests would
lie decided by this House upon other
than partisan grounds. Propositions to
amend tin amendment were made, but
were all rejected and after four hours'
debate, the proposition was agreed to.
Mr. Cannon Inti iduccd a resolution
discussed yesterday In the Speaker's
room, amending the rules so ns to pro?
vide for the appointment of three com?
mittees on elections of nine members
each, to be known as one. two and three
respectively, and Increasing the mem?
bership of other committees. Certain
changes in the rules made necessary by
tin- increase in committees and mem?
bership since the Fifty-Ill q Concuss
Were also proposed. All of the changes
were agreed lo by unanimous consent,
except those relating to the Committees
Mr. Crisp led the opposition to the
proposition to Increase the number of
Commit tees on Election. "What was
there," he asked, "in the history of the
Republican parly to Justify the asset,
tion thai ejection contests would be
decided upon their merits'.'" lie referr?
ed to tile UCtlOll of tile House ill the
Flfty-flrsl Congress in election cases,
and had the Clerk read from the record
the proceedings in the Mtiler-Elliott
case fr? m South Carolina, where the
contestants were seated without de?
late or the reading of the report of the
Committee tin Flections, and when he
had been sworn in "these judicllllly
minded gentlemen," said Mr. Crisp, "de?
manded that the 'next ease' bo called.
And," he continued. "If the eases had
been on the calendar so that they might
be considered, I have no doubt that the
'Judicial' majority would have voted
to unseat every man on this side of the
An interruption by Mr. Walker led
to a colloquy between him and Mr. Crisp,
In which the history of "counting a
iitiorutn" in tho Fifty-first Congress was
brought under discussion.
Mr. Crisp was made the target for a
volley or questions by several Republi?
can meintiers respecting tho action or
Hi" t>:-moornts In the Fifty-first Con?
gress. Mr, I ton tulle asked If he thought
the Democrats did right In retiring
from tin- House bodily In order "to ob?
struct tin- consideration of public busi?
Mr. Crisp?"I believe they were Jus
tllled in proceeding In any lawful way
to prevent the consummation of the out?
rages projioscd by the Republicans. Tho
people or the country evidently tool:
the same view, lor they reversed the
majority in the next House, giving the
Democrats 150 majority. (Applause.)"
Further along, the results of the elec?
tion of ist?! were i tu- subject of repartee
between the two gentlemen. Mr. Crisp
said he bad lead somewhere that the
gentleman from Maine (B??telle) con?
sidered the result as a vindication of Ills
course in regard to Hawaii.
Mr. Ilotilelle: The gentleman from
Georgia certainly cannot claim that
It was a vindication of his course on
tlie I lawtillan matter?
Mr. ttotltellc then caused general
laughter by assuming a serious till'
and saying. "Ry the way, before the
gentleman from Georgia proceeds,
would he kindly yield lo mo for a few
minutes for some reflections In regard
The ex-Speaker did not comply with
the request, but said there was a mes?
sage from the President regarding the
Venezuela frontier question on the
Speaker's desk, and yet this Republi?
can House, because or a partisan de?
bate projected hy the gentleman from
Illinois (Cannon) could not take time
to have It read,
Mr. Huliek asked was not the delay
really due to the absence of the Presi?
dent duel; shooting?
Without answering the question Mr.
Crisp said the inesnge should be rend,
lidding: "II Is a frank, manly defense
of the Monroe doctrine." (Applause.)
Mr. Dalzell replied to Mr. Crisp, and
Hie debate was continued by Mr. Bnrt
lett and Mr. Johnson.
Mr. Bailey (Hem.) of Texas asked
Mr. Cannon If lie would consent to
modify his resolution so ns to provide
that the members of the proposed elec?
tions committees should take a special
Mr. Cannon responded that long ob?
servation as a lawyer had satisfied
him that a man who would lie when
I he truth was called for, would swear
The debate was further participated
In by Messrs. Wheoloek (Dem.) of Ala?
bama. Mllllken (Rep.) of Maine, Lacy
(Rep.) or Iowa,-and Powers (Rep.) of
Pending hit arrangement for closing
debate, several amendments were pro?
posed, one by Mr. Terry, proposed to al?
low six hours debate In the House on
each cane. This was defeated by a vote
of yeas, 51. to nays. l!)9. several contcs
tees being excused from voting.
Tin original amendment to the rules,
offered by Mr. Cannon, was adopted
Without a division.
The message on the Vchozuelean
boundary matter was then laid before
the House and rend by the Clerk. When
thai portion disclosing that the Culled
Stales must properly deal with the
situation as It exists, was reached
there was a vigorous outburst of hand
flnpping on the door, led by Republi?
can members. This was repeated in an
intensified form over the declaration
that the United Slates would resist as
an aggression upon Its rights any ap?
propriation by Croat Rrltaln of terri?
tory found by the proposed commission
to belong to Venezuela and again at the
Mr. Crisp endeavored lo get recogni?
tion lo offer a Joint ??(.solution, appro?
priating S 100.01)0 to pay the expenses of
a commission to be appointed by the
President to investigate and report
what is the true divisional line between
the Republic of Venezuela and British
Otlluntt, but Mr. Dlnglcy's motion to
adjourn was put. and at 4:50 o'clock the
House adjourned till to-morrow.
A Sloiy With n Moral,
Last night Officer Russell arrested a
young white man up-towh Tor drunken?
ness. When tnken to the station the
man gave Ills name as .lames Brown:
A Tew minutes later three gentlemen
entered the station and asked if Charles
Hlckmnn had been arrested. They
were told that no Blich name had been
given, but upon investigation found
that Brown and Hlckmnn were one and!
the same. The man denied, however,
that his name was Hickman, with tho
result that he was compelled to remain
all night In a cell. The police say that
such cases frequently occur through Hie
giving of wrong names by prisoners.
Cloaks, Dress Goods, Cloves, Table
Linens, Towels, Handkerchiefs, Ho?
siery, Blankets, Winter Underwear,
and the greatest, display of beautiful
Fancy, Celluloid, Leather, Plush, and
Silver Finished Goods ever shown In
Norfolk Dressing Coses, Manicure
Sets. Collar and Cuff Boxes, Glove and
Handkerchief Boxes, Jewel Cases,
Shaving and Smoker Sets, Odor Bot?
tles, Plated Silverware, Picture Frames,
Mirrors, Fine Fans, Pictures, Albums,
Pocket-Books, Card Cases. Chatelaine
Bags. Aprons, Perfumes, Jewelry, Rib?
Such good values as we are now of?
fering, no oilier house has ever had the
courage to give the Norfolk public be?
fore. Don't delay your Christmas pur?
chases. Come before the rush to the
174 Main street.
Open evenings until Christmas.
Food lor Thought.
Think of the wonderful bargains in
dress goods, holiday goods. New line
of plaids. Many lines of new goods
at half price. Art silks, art wool, and
stamped linens, embroidery silks, fancy
uovelt|est Call and save money.
It. A. SAUNDER3.
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General SenlimelToTTpproial From AI.
Sources Evoked by Ills Vigorous Message* ?
STRONGEST EXPRESSIONS MOST FAVORED .' -
Republicans More Pronounced lu Ap.
planne Tlmn ilcmocrnts-Various
evidences of WruillK-ntloit ?F.j*?
|>i-oknIoiin of tliv I.enrtcr? orilo'V
Parties Highly Commendatory.
Washington, Dec. 17.?The demon.- -M
stratlon which followed the reading of '"''
President Cleveland's message to the
Senate to-tlay was 3trongly Indicative ' o
of the general sentiment. Without anjlift$
division on party Hne3, and with the M
Republicans even more pronounced in,
their applause than the Democrats, tu?-V.j
message met the heartiest approval? .;
nearly all the Senators clapping thelr.!^
hands and giving othsr evidences of. v',
gratification. While the few upeotatora i
in the galleries?the doors of which hadV SB
been opened only live minutes betorer-^.5?
joined in the applause without any ap- ;y.
prehension of being reproved by the '
presiding of itcer.
The ntrringest expressions in the n-.ea-.--.v
s-nge were I hose that were most favored.^',1:
Among these were the following sett- ? ::
"The course to be pursued by this
government In view of the present con-V;
dltlon, does not appear to admit of ae-;
"The dispute Jia3 reached such,
stage as to make it now Incumbent
upon the United States to take mea?
sures to determine with sufllctcnt cer-:
talnty for its justification, what-is the/i
true divisional line between the repub-ffiB
Ho of Venezuela and British Guiana."
"It will. In my opinion, be the duty off
the (Jutted States to resist every nieas-T
ure In Its powert as a wilful aggression.';
upon Its rights and Interests, tho ap-'
prop rim ion by Great Britain of any:'
lands, or the exercise of governmental
jurisdiction over any terltory which Vi
after Investigation, we have determined-I;
of right belongs to Venezuela."
It was In connection with this last;
sentences that Senator Morgan, of Ada- ?
bnma, Chairman of the Committee on\ti
Foreign Relations, remarked. In Jan tin
dertone, that there was no mistaking ?j
the meaning of that, and that Senator^'
Frye (Rep.) of Maine remarked, "That:
Tho trend of opinion as expressed...)
by.Senators und Representatives aftcr>j
the adjournment of the , respective^
houses was In line with the ,foregolng?
sketch of the scene in the Senate, chani^. 'j
Mr. Livingston, of Georgia, who liqsyf,
been conspicuous in his championship'^'
of Venezuela, found much to commend^'
In the President's message. He said: =
"Mr. Cleveland's message is clear cutifi,
An\erlcan. He distinctly recognizes'the'^i
Moliroc doctrine In all its length and };j
breadth, and as specially applicable IA |
the dispute pending between Great Brings
tain and Venezuela. He declares em
phatlcally for resistance against Brl->'.'<:.
tlsh oppression, and like the man ?he/.y'J
is, against further delay and furthej. r,
appeals on our part for orhitra'.li.i. fc;
He suggests the very method contalue$v.';>
In my resolutions now before CongressVK
for a commission to ascertain for outr 1%
selves the true bnunary line and thena?
enforce the findings of that commission^
even If war shall bo tho result. His:!-:
message will find a warm response In.f.S
(he hearts of all Americans. He reeog- ,
nl/.es tho terrible conflict that would fol?
low If fight we must, between the ttvtfig
great Kngllsh speaking people, yet n?-,y
mils that there is no calamity which'ai
great nation can Invite which oqXlttla**
supine submission and loss of national
honor and self respect." , .,
Representative Sherman (Rep.), oE-yV
New York, said: , : ?'?'xSX&bU
"If the utterances of the President;-^
contained In his message on Venezy^jBras
are in any manner the result of bin re-'
cant ducking outing, I very mudt^ire^!?
grot that his Secretary of State did not ?j
accompany him on that trip. The
message has to it an American ring thjuH
I is as gratifying as It has been unusual ^
during this administration. I mlghtgg
almost use the word "jingo" lnrefetjUS?
once to It did noL that word gratovprfg
Democratic ears. I am glad to '.COTO*,:?
mend It without qualification."
Mr. McCall (Rep.), of Massachusettt3^%W
The reply of Lord Salisbury attempt^Vj
In effect to do away with the Monroe;?
doctrine. Since Great Britain declines'^
to submit the Venezuelan boundary .td?Jg
arbitration, we must ascertain that'Jg
, boundary to then resist any encronoh'^j
ment upon It. The message of th0->,
I President Is a spirited and noble dO?|Jj?8|
I ment and should receive the united stip^a
port of both parties."
Mr. McCrea.ry (Dem.), of Kentucky,
who was chairman of the Foreign
fairs Committee in the last Congrest^;||
"It Is vigorous, positive and able. As.qS-f
reafllrmntion of the Monroe doctrine: lt.^
will attract wide attention and I.beii
lleve be gfinerally endorsed by., tho "a
people. The President, having trledAp
faithfully to lnduco Great Britain to0
submit the Venezuelan boundary dIs-^4'
pute to impartial arblti-ation, and hay^'-j!
Ing been appraised of the refusal oS^j
Great Britain, he very properly sug-X;
gests that Congress make an approprl&>dg
tlon to pay expenses of a commlsslQ?)r&
to he appointed by the Executive, t??j
make the necessary Investigation tiljoV^
report without delay as regards tllo>^
boundary dispute. I admire the firn*E??
and positive course taken by the Presl-. |
dent and I believe the House will sup-i-:.:
port him In his efforts to uphold thtrtfe
Monroe doctrine and iprovent Gre&ti/g
Britain from making Illegal encwt?*h?|
merits on the territory of Venezuela. Y^KS
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