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IBT JEALOUS GF BAILEY
Mr. Terry Refutes Statements
Made About llim.
REASONS FOR OBJECTING
Thought There "VVu. to He u Closing:
Debnte Between Bui ley uml D.nij
Je.v Cited the Record in Evidence.
JJis Remarks Were Listened to
"With Much Interest-
The interesting feature of the session
of the House of Kepi esenta lives jesterdaj
was the denial made hy Mr Terr , of
Arkansas, as a qi.estion of peisonal privi
lege, of charges tJiat, thiough Jealousy ami
for otlier reasons, lie had prevented Mi
Bailey Horn making the eloping speech on
the Dingley hill.
Mr. Terry Mid that in tlie couise of
the tarirf debate last Tuesday "ttiere oe
cun ed certain pioccedmgs which luive been
made the pretext upon which certain false
charges and animadversions have been
put forth and circulated against me con
cerning my action a a member of this
House It has been charged by some,
and insinuated by others too cowardly
to make the ditect charge, that I, through
Jealousy toward tlie gentleman from Texas,
or on account of soreness at the defeat of
Mr. McMilhn for the complimentary in
dorsement of the Democratic caucus as
Spcnkei of tins House, had objected and
cut olf the gentleman from Texas (Mr.
Bailey from the prmlege of bib closing
speech on the Dmgley bill.
"I desire to Mate light in that con
nection, Mr Speaker, that I was not a
buppor'er of Mr McMillin in the Demo
cratic caucus. I had entertained no sore
ness at his defeat; I have no jealousy,
nor has my conduct been actuated by any
such motive, toward the gentleman from
Te'cas; and I desire here and now to
state that all such charges and insinua
tions ate utterly and entirely false. If
any sach- action upon my part had the
effect of cutting orf the gentleman rrom
Texas from his closing speech, such was
neither my desire nor my intention, as I
think he now very well understands ncre
Is tlie Kecord showing what occurred, page
' "The Speaker- The gentleman from
Texas asks unanimous consent that 4 o'clock
insteadof 3 lie fixed for taklngthe vote '
"Mark the language in which the Chair
made the submission of the proposition to
' 4Thc gentleman from Texas asks
unanimous consent that 4 o'clock instead of
3 be fixed for taking the vote, being an ex
tension of one hour; and the gentleman from
Maine proposes if such an arrangement be
made, the House vote ou the amnedments
Had that proposition of the gentleman
from Maine been submitted to by this side
of the House, we would have tied our hands
against any separate vote that we, as
Democrats, might have desired as a record
making vote in this House. Afterward we
did, by the action of the gentleman from
Texas, see proper aud think it Democratic
policy to demand a separate vote on what
is now known, and what will be known to
history, as 'the retroactive clause' of the
Dingley bill, the making of which in that
bill is now the subject of animadversion all
over these United States, and, which, I
think, was a mistake, and on which, as a
Democrat, 1 think we ought to have had a
separate vote, and which the gentleman
from Texas, in his capacity as Democratic
leader upon this floor, considered that it
was his duty to demand, and did demand,
a separate vote on in the interest of what
he believed to be his party's policy.
"Such, then, was the question presented
by the proposition of the gentleman from
Maine. "When that was submitted, I,
believing that' it should not go unchal
lenged for the mere purpose of giving
an hour's extension, from 3 until 4. o'clock,
which was the proposition submitted by
tlie Speaker, rose in my place I did not
sit, as some do, and object sotto voce; but
I arose in my place, as a Representative
and as a Democrat, and said: 'I object
to the proposition of the gentleman from
i "Subsequently the following occurred
remember, now, that under the request
made In the House that morning, these
two hours for general debate were to
commence attheclose of the debate under
the five-minute rule; that is, at 3 o'clock
subsequently this occurred la Committee of
".'Mr. Bailey... Mr. Chairman, my throat
Is in such condition that I am unable, at
this time, to occupy "the hour to which I
am entitled, and, after conference with
the chairman of the Committee on "Ways
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on account of the absence of tlie cl adman
of the Committee on Way-iand Means, that
the gentleman fioni New l"oik (Mr. Payne)
"afiei confeience with the chairman of
the Committee on "Ways and Means we ha e
agreed to ask the House to modify the
order which it has herelofoie made and
adopted, and allow two hoins foi gcncial
dchateou "Wednesday next, immediately pre
ceding the vote.'
"That was diffeient rrom the request
which had been submitted in the House
This two-hours' debate was to take place
limuedintelv preceding the vote;' that is,
it was to commence at 1 o'clock instead
of at 3, and it was stated that that ar
rangement had been effected with the
leader on the other side, I supposed, and
1 think four-firths of the members of this
House supposed, that that ended that mat
ter. I did not Know at what time tlie re
quest might bae been leferred to tlie
House, because Hie Bouse was then meet
ing eveiy morning at 10 o'clock, mid
sometimes 1 wu-not so fortunate as to be
heie at that hour; but I supposed that the
wiioleatiaiigemiiet had tit-en consummated,
inasit ueh as it was a mere font., under a
positive agreement between the gentleman
fiom Texas aid tlie gentleman I rum Maine
"Now, Mr Sprukei, arter that, when
the gentleman liom Texas submitted his
request for uuunimmis content to proceed
in Committee of the Whole until 2 o'clocl
(which he did on the 30th day r Maren),
and that then the committee should rise
and that two hours for debate should be
had lii the House, I supposed it was
merely intended to change the hour for
the closing of the fie-ianute debate and
the beginning ol the debate be.ween the
gentleman from Texas and the gentleman
rrom Maine That such was the under
standing of others I appeal to Members on
'Evidently no one thought that the
failure to extend the debate one hour
would cut off the debate that was to tome
at the conclusion of the five-miuuto dis
cussiou." "Now, Mr. Speaker, theie are other mat
ters herein the Rccoid, all of which go to
biipport the pioposition that what was
submitted to the House, aecoidiug to my
understanding and according to that oT a
number of members here a majority of
them was simply a piopo-ition to extend
the time for one hour.
"Afterwards, on March 31, about 1
o'clock, one of my colleagues, .Mr. Mc
culloch, came to me and asked me, 'Did
you object to Mr. Bailey making the clos
ing speech?' 1 said, -I certainly did not.
"Who said I did? He replied. 'Mr. Bailey
seems to think that you did ' 1 said,
'You will please inform Mr Bailey that he
is laboring under an entirely erroneous Im
pression. I certainly had intended noth
ing of the kind.' Immediately I went
to the gentleman from Texns, and after
1 had talked with him, according to my
recollection, he assured me that my state
ment upon tlie subject was sufficient.
"Afterward he went to the cloakroom,
and some gentlemen there were talking in
regard to the matter. The gentleman from
Virginia, Mr. Epes, I believe, came to me,
with several othei gentlemen, whosenames
I do not now recall, and said to me. 'Will
you not, in view of the circumstances and
in onsideration of what has occurred, go
to Mr. Dingley, the leader on the other side
of the House, aud see if an arrangement
cannot now be made whereby the gentle
man from Te.sas can still have his time?'
"I then went to the distinguished gen
tleman from Maine and submitted the
matter The gentleman from Maine said
that he would do so Then I went to the
gentleman from Texas, and in the presence
of quite a number of incmliers of this
Bouse, stated to him what r had done
He then said to me that he prefeired that
it be not done. I said. 'If that is jour
prefeicnce, I will go and so state to the
gentleman from Mame; otherwise, he will
presently, when the gentleman speaking
concludes, ask to go into the House for
the purpose of making the arrangement.
So it is due to the gentleman that I should
notify him.' The gentleman from Texas
said that he preferred that it tic not
done, and I called on tlie gentleman from
Maine and stated to him that the gentle
man from Texas picferrcd it should not
"Now, Mr. Speaker, that was the nature
and the extent of my objection and the
circumstances under which it was made."
The Senate joint resolution authorizing
the Secietary of the Navy to charter a
vessel to send corn and wheat to the poor
of India came upland provoked a discussion
in the House, in which Great Britain was
roundly denounced for allowing her sub
jects to suffer from famine.
At lil" p.m. the House adjourned until
Deaths of a Day.
Albert Fink, railroad man, near Sing Sing,
N. T., yesterday, aged seventy.
Father Murphy, of "gold cure" fame, at
Montreal, yesterday, aged fifty.
Rev. Br. Andrew Ritchie, secretary of
the Western Tract Society, at. Cincinnati,
yesterday, aged seventy-one.
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TUHK5 SUDDENLY OPE RRE
Their Guns Turned. on Insurgent
Families leaving flic Hills.
HEAVY LOSSES FOLLOWED
The Cretans. "Were Armed and Fifty
Dead and "Wounded Mussulmans
Were Carried to Canea Turks
Secreted Their Arms After the.
Canea, April 3. The insurgents in the
hills about the town of Akrotiri, on the
peninsula of that name, recently asked the
foreign admirals for permission to leave
their positions as they desired to leave the
peninsula. The authorizations was granted
and today the insurgents with their fami
lies descended from the hills, driving their
cattle before them aud not suspecting nny
They had scarcely readied the lower
ground when ,000 bashi Bazouks suddenly
fired upon them at a jange of only 220
yards. The Bashi Bazouks hud emerged
from Canea last evening and made their
way to the neighborhood of the insurgents'
position, having apparently received in
formation that the Christians were about
to evacuate the peninsula.
The Turkish force consisted mainly of
refugees who had been brought to Canea
from Selino by Sir Alfred Blllioti, the
British consul here. After their arrival
in Canea thay had been armed by tlie
governor in defiance of the promises that
he had made to tlie aclmirals.
Their arms had been taken from them
when they were compelled to evacuate
Selino, but they experienced not the
slightest difficulty in procuring other
weapons by direction of the goernor.
The insurgents were armed and they
soon recovered from their surprise occa
sioned by the sudden attack of tlie Bashi
Bazouks. They then returned the fire,,
whereupon the latter returned to Canea.
As they approached the town they
quietly deposited their arms and ammuni
tion in places where they would not be
seen by tlie foreigners here. Part of the
weapons were placed in houses in tlie
outskirts, while the remainder were de
posited in the Medjies barracks.
The international forces jishore- did jiot
'take any measures to prevent thecollision
and the "warships in Suda Bay did not lire
a shot to check the Bashi Bazouks.
The Mussulmans lost heavily in the en
gagements. Fifty dead and wounded were
brought to Canea- Some of the Moslems,
UNCLE SAM--" What! Arbitrate these questions! Never!"
presumably not refugees', attempted to
bring their arms into tile tojvn, but they
weie stopped at the gates or fortified lines
by Italian sailors, and-disarmed by the
officers of the gendarmerie.
The Mussulmans are very much incensed
by this action and are assembling in great
number at Spiazza. Itis stated this even
ing that Biitish sailors were landed on the
peninsula, ostensibly to restrain the Hash!
Bazouks, but only when it was too late to
do an j thing.
. FOHISIGN ADMIRALS BLAMED.
Thej Hud Given the Inhiireiitjs
Permission to Leave.
London, April 3. -Several of the corre
spondents of London newspapers telegraph
ing from Canea represent that the foreign
admirals weie seriously blamable for the
fighting that occurred today between the
Insurgents and Turkish irregular torces on
tlie peninsula of Akrotiri,
They state that Admiral Cancvnro, the
Italian naval officer Who is in command
of the combined lleets of the powers, had
given his assent to the request of the in
suigents that they be allowed to leave
the peninsula and pass through Canea to
the intenor of the island.
They evidently trusted that Admiral
Cancvnro would give them safe conduct,
but it seems that no measures, were taken
to protect them.
When I lie admirals learned that flic
Bashi Bazouks were barring; the wny or
the Ghnstians, they ordered that detach
ments of suilors and marines be sent to
disarm them and compel them to return
to Canea, but it was then too late for the
detachments to carry out their orders
It does not appear why the foreign war
ships did not shell the Bashi- Bazouks.
CIJOSS1NG TURKISH: FRONTIER.
Impossible to nold the 6Greehs
Longer in Chech.
London, Aprils. A dispatch from Alliens
says that the news comes from tlie frontier
of insurgent bands already crossing it.
It is said that no one can' hold them any
longer in check. Album's is on the verge
The dispatch adds: "I can also confirm
the report of the existence of a Eecret
treaty between Russia and Turkey, ne
gotiated by 1'rince -Lobehoff, and the
report that the Sultan 'is again trying
to arrange the Cretan difficulty by diiect
negotiations with tGreecJe."
The official Journal of Progress, pub
lished at SofiA, throws some light on the
possible formation of a Balkan confed
eration. It '.says that a comention be
tween Bulgaria, Servia, and Greece, and
'perhaps KoumaniaJ, seems to be demanded
by existing, circumstances, and well un
derstood interests. .
The confederation of the Christian States
in the Balkans under the auspices of Rus
sia, is tlie main object which the statesmen
of the Ealkaus must have in view.
FELL DOWN THBEE STDHIES
Probably Fatal Accident to Cant.
Day. of tlie Navy.
WENT OVER THE BANISTER
Stumbled "While Goiuj; to His Boom
on the Third Floor of the Vuriium
und Plunged Headlong Down the
Open Simee, Striking the Ground
One misstep while ascending the wind
ing stairs at the Hotel Varnum, on New Jer
sey avenue southeast, caused Capt. B F
Bay, of the United States Navy, to reel
against the banister, and losing his bal
ance he plunged headforemost down three
stories and struck upon the biick tiling on
the ground floor of the hotel lobby. In
falling Cnpt. Bay must have turned a
semi-somersault, for he landed upon his
side and one. hip, and when round was ly
ing unconscious upon his back. His condi
tion is serious, and the physicians who have
been attending him fear that he will not
' The accident happened shortly before 6
o'clock last night. At a late hour this
morning lie had not revived sufficiently to
speak coherently. Capt. Day is a member ,
of the naval examining board, and for the j
past four months has boarded at dfie Hotel
Varnum with his wife. After partaking '
of his dinner yesterday evening he threw I
his overcoat upon his arm and started to
go to his room on the third floor of the .
The stairs are not very broad, and there j
is an open space between the winding
bauisteis. Capt. Bay had nearly reached I
the landing on the third floor, when in !
some way he stumbled and fell against
tlie banister. The rail is rather low, and
not sufficient to protect him from falling
or enable him to regain his balance.
Several guests of the house heard the
fall, and a Mr. Little and one of the bell
boys rushed to his assistance and carried
the prostrate man into one of the adjoin
ing rooms, and Dr. F. T. Chamberlin and
fir. W. C. P. Hazen wereatoncesuinmoncd.
An examination of the man's injuiies
showed that he had sustained a bad
fracture of the right hip, where he had
evidently landed, and also a fiacturc of
the right ankle, as well as numerous bruises
about the body. So far as-could ce ascer
tained there was no fracture or injury to
the-rkiill,'but Ins teirible fall had render
ed him unconscious, and it is also believed
thnt-he is iutcinnliyinjured.
Thcdistancc must have been fullytwenty
fie or thirty feet, and the physicians
regard it as almost miraculous thathe was
not instantly killed by tlie terrible shock.
As the space between, the bannisters is
rather narrow, in falling iss legs and arms
struck against the rails and were severely
Capt. Bay Is about fifty-six years of
age, and has been for a long term of
years in the naval service, and litis made
mnuv important voyages under Govern
Mrs. 1.M , who left this city less than
a week ago to go to Glasgow, Va., where
Capt Day owns a large farm, was tele
graphed for last night and is expected
to return today
Late last night it was stated that his
recovery was doubtful.
GIlliKKS SAIL FOR HOME.
Another Squad of Patriots Deter
mined to Fight.
Xew l'ork, April 3 Another squad of
Greek patriots sailed for the home country
to fight the Tuiks today There were 1 05
in the party.
They.gathered in front of the Parthenon
restaurant, at Xo 23 Roosevelt street, and
at 0 o'clock the start was made for the
French Line pier, where they hoarded La
Tourame As the warriors ascended the
gang plank they were embraced and kissed
by many in the throng.
No addresses were made, but in each
eye t here shone a fire which spoke wonders.
Of the men who sailed today, sixty-five
belonged to the' Greek army reserve, the
rest were volunteers.
DID OT COMK OFF.
One of the BroiuKword Contestants
Failed to Appear.
The 'Toadsword contest between Ross
and Baiy, advertised to take place at
Athletic Park yesterday, did not come orr,
owing to tlie railure of Capt. Daly to
There were two preliminary events be
tween W. c. Barber and E. J. Barienlst
and 15 K Longleyand Sergt Henry Meyer
A disparaging remark made by Capt.
Ross, after the second bout, led Longley
to strike him with his fist.
The crowd demanded the return of its
money as sooi as it was learned there vs-
to be no contest. Men gathered around
Ross and for a time affairs assumed a
serious aspect. The appearance of a, po
liceman stopped the disorder, and the
disgruntled visitors were compelled to
return to the city, leaving Ross conqueror
of the gate receipts.
The management of the park were in no
manner responsible for the failure of the
contest, Ross having rented the grounds
for the day.
Two Men Killed b.v Cars.
"White Plains. N.' T-. April 3. "V. G.
Harper, a florist, of this place, ami Samuel j
Smith, one of his employes, were killed
at Kensiko today b being struck- by the
Flttsfield express, while crossing the
tracks of the Harlem rcuilioad.
The Flood Is Gaining Ground
in St. Louis.
BUREAU WARNINGS HEEDED
Bulletins Sent by the Weather
Bureau Have Ctued Extensive-
DreimrutJon. Fceliri; of Security
in East St. Louis Vunishing
Heavy Kuius. Swell Streams.
St. Louis, Mo , AprH3. The river at thl3
point continues to rise. All the river fronS
is under water except a space of six Mock
from Locust to Walnut street. Hundreds
of laborers are emito?ed hi carrying per
inhable goods from the leree warehouses
to higher ground.
The stretch of low ground beginning at
Carr street and running north four miles
to Cham of Rocks and two miles wide,
is under water. Lumber-yards in the
icinity are in danger of being swept
Ltse have been nwitertally reduced by
the warnings en ou by the Government
Weather Bureau. Telegraphic reports of
the weather bureau here have come toduy
from ten points in this district and repoit
an increase in the veiwuie of the river
Hood, due to heavy rains for the past
River men fear the Missouri more than
ihey do the MtasiMtippi. Yesterday the
former rHer was rising slowly, with in
dications that it TCoiitd come to a stand
before night. Today's bulletins showed
more waterh.idfallenin thufcterritory than
had been estimated.
Thf Osage and Gasconade Rivers, rising
in the Ozark Mountains, aad subject to
rapid and extreme fluctuations, had today
overflowed their t anks and were reported
rising. The reeling of security in East
St. Louisisgivingaway toanxiety. There
all relianceis j laced In the thirty-five-foot
load Leds of the railrcads But Chokia
Creek, which cleaves the city at about
its central longitude is to be considered.
Back water from the river can find an en
trance hehind the railroads throwgn tho
Cahokia, andall the terrors or the 1 S92 fleod
would t.e repeated.
An evening paper prints thirty-three brief
telegrams from as many points in Illinois
Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, ami Nebraska,'
and all note heavy rains and riMiig rive,'
since Friday morning. Railroad traffic
here is not satis factory, but is not ,r
the paralyzed condition reported by some
sensation venders here The Iron Mountain
branch of the Missouri Paeifir road, which
was reported at a standstill, is running
trains on time.
snoprLN's ix skiffs.
Ladle- Vis.it the Store- in Boatx
at Rolling Fork.
Jackon, Miss., April 3. The citizens tJr
that portion of the delta alreatiyoverftowed
get, more rout Tort from the warnings Of the
"Weather Bureau sent out today than do
those below Vnksborg where no breaks in
the levee have yet occurred.
A private letter from a merchant .-it
Rolling Fork, Si.arky county, which is
forty miles south of Greenville. and fifteen,
from the Mississippi River, but directly
ou Deer Creek, says: "It's water, water
everywhere and more coming. I have
been forced to move my entire stock up
stairs and am all right, provided the build
ing don't float away." Shoppers are
traveling m skiffs, dugouts and all sorLn
-Ine situation is- critical and the over
flow is a serious matter for this country,
but.iT the water goes off by May we can
make a crop, if not till June, we can mate
a half crop."
Gov. McLaurin received the following
telegram this morning:
'Please report immediately the number
of people suffering for food and shelter in
the flooded districts of your Statu and the
sum required in your opinion for relieving
theirdistresa Keep thedenarfnent prompt
ly Informed of particulars by telegram and
mail. R. A. ALGER,
"Secretary of War."
At S o'clock tonight Gov McLaurin re
ceived replies from only two counties, buC
he wired the following:
"Gen. R. A. Alger, Secretary of "War,
Washington, D C. Communication with
the flooded districts is so interrupted by
overflow that it is impossible to give
anything like an accurate estimate of the
number' suffering But I think S10.000
would relieve the present desire. Many
thanks for your generous interest in our
stricken people Will keep ou promptly
informed as requested.
"A J. McLAURIN, Governor."
RAILRO.r.S GISKAT LOSERS.
Frequent "Washouts in the "West
Sioux City. Iowa, April 3. The rise m
the Missouri River by the hacking up of
tributary streams is again making trouble
neur here. Local orfletals of the Omaha
and Milwaukee roads were notified today
that washouts are occurring everywhere
an 1 bridges and culverts constantly going
On the Milwaukee communication be
tween Sioux City and Mitchell Is at an
end; the trade tetween Wcscfield and Elk
Point is ml&-ing,aud atl repairs made since
the recent floods destroyed. Nebraska
agents of the Pacific Short Line reporC
their track a quagmire, and all stream
baiiktull or overflowing In the Southern
part of the country it is announced that
the Little Sioux is again flooding the
LKVKFS TAXED TO THE OMIT.
Already Wheat I-ai.dN at Alton Are
Alton, Ills., April 3 Tlje Mississippi con
tinues to rise. In addition the Government
service gives warning of a two-fcot rise by
The best levees will not stand much
mote, and even now hundreds of acres of
the best v. heat land in the State are being
claimed by the flood everj- day.
Heavy Hulii in Dakota.
nuron.R.B., April 3. Two inches of rain
have fallen here the past forty-eight hours
and it is still coming down in torrents.
Therein water everywhere, bridges are torn
out and thousands" of acres of low lands are
Inundated. Trains on the Chicago and
Northwestern Rail way, eastand South, aro
being operated without Interruption, but
those west and north have been abandoned.
Immense quantities of mail and freight for
those directions have accumulated here.