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VOL. V11. MANNING. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1891. NO. 8.
OVERRULING ALL PRECEDENT AND
CUTTING OFF DEBATE.
The Republicans Stop at Nothing to se
cure Control of the Election Machinery
and Prevent the Choice of a Demoeratic
President in 1s9e.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.-lu the Scn
ate to-day, immediately after prayer, the
Vice President directed the readin of
the Journal of yesterday's proceedings.
Senator Faulkner suggested that there
was no quorum present and the roll was
called and disclosed the presence of but
27 Senators. At half-past ten, however,
a quorum appeared and the Journal was
Senator Aldrich inquired whether the
question was on the approval of tae
Journal, and receiving an affirmative re
ply said that he wished to address the
SeDate briefly. le continued :
"The Journal. just read, furnished a
record without parallel in the history of
the Senate of the United States. It dis
closed the fact that it was the deter
min'd policy of the Democratic Senators
to prevent any legislation or any action,
unless their wishes as to certain meas
ures should obtain consideration and be
acceded to. The Republicans had long
ago been aware of this act, but not until
yesterday had all disguise been thrown
off. This purpose on the part of the
members of the minority was of such a
character that it could not for a moment
be acceded to. To accede to that intol
erant and outrageous domination of the
minority would be to strike a serious
blow at free institutions. The action of
the minority was revolutionany."
Senator Aldrich, at the conclusion of
his remarks, moved that the Senate pro
ceed to the consideration of the resolu
tion to amend the rules by the adoption
of the plan of cloture.
The point of order was made on the
Democratic side by Senator Harris that
the unfinished business was a motion to
correct the Journal of Tuesday's pro
ceedings, and that as it involved the
status of Senator Aldrich's resolution it
must be first disposed of.
AN AFFECTATION OF FAIRNE.
The Vice Presidentindicated his de
sire to hear argument on the point, and
the positions on each side were stated
by various Senators, Senator Stewart
arguing strongly on the Democratic side. I
and Senator Sherman arguing that, al
though the motion to correct.the Jour
nal was a privileged question, it did not
necessarily follow that it must be first
considered. Any other subject might
be taken up inpreference by a majority
vote." Up to 1 o'clock a decision on
Harris's point of order had not been
made, although the Vice President, on
several occasions, indicated his readiness
to decide it. But Senator Gorman had
the floor for an hour and went over the
whole ground, discussing general -poli
tics in spite of all attempts to cut him
One of these attempts was made by
Senator Aldrich and was met with a
sharp rebuke from Senator Teller, and a
notification that the Senator from Rhode
Island "must not assume the role of i3oss
of the Senate."
THE MATTER IN A NUTSHELL
Senator Gorman said: "If the Sena
tors on the other side propose to go on
with the public business and to take up
such matters as the whole country is in
terested in we will meet you as we have
done during the session. Itis, therefore,
your fault, and yours alone, if the public
business is delayed. We believe the
elections bill to be in violation of the
Constitution ol the country and we will
stand here ind fight it under these rules
with the fullest and freest debate, and
let whatever consequence come we will
appeal to the American peaople to sus
tain us, because we are looking alone to
their rights." [Applause.]
A VICIOUS RULING.
The Vice President ruled that Sena
tor Aldrich's motion to proceed to the'
consideration of the cloture rule was in
-order, and overruled Senatoi- Harris's
point of order.
Senator Harris appealed, but the
Chair was sustained-yes 35. nays 30.
Senators Teller. Wolcott, and Stewart
voting with the Democrats.
Senator Aldrich moved to proceed to
the consideration of his resolution (clo
ture,) and Senator Gorman moved to.
table the motion.
The Vice President submitted the
question to the Senate and the vote re
sulted-yeas 30,. nays 35. So the mo
tion to table was lost, and a vote was
taken on Senator Aldrich's motion 1-o
consider the cloture rule.
The roll-call was suspended on Sena
tor Ransom's point of order, that the
Journal of Tuesday showed that the mat
ter-had already been taken up.
The Chair overruled the point of order.
and the Democrats .took' an appeal
which was -defeated, and the Chair was
sustained-yeas 36, nays 27-where
upon Senator Gorman made the further
point of order that Senator Aldrien's
motion must be in wri.ing.
CLOTURE TAKEN UP.
The Vice Preeident sustained this
point, and Senator Aldr:chi wrote out
his motion. Senator Aldrich's motion
prevatled-yeas 38, nays 32. Senator
Jones. of Nevada, joined with the
Democrats in opposing it.
Immediately, how'ever, Senator Uiar
ris called up his point of order made
:against tihe cloture resolution on Tues
day (that it was not explicit enough to
aneet the rules.)
The Vice President ru.!ed against him.
But Senater Harris took an appeal and
was permitted to debate it. Hs c oon
began reading from an apparently in
exhaustible mass of manuscript.
At Senator Aldrich's instance Senator
Harris's appeal from the decision of the
Chair against his point of order was laid
on the table-yeas 33. nays 28.
Among the pairs announced onal
votes taken to-day in connection with
the Republican effort to force the coa
aideration of the cloture resolution, Sen
ator Allison appears paired with Senator
Ingalls, who is absent.
Senator Cockrell made a statemlent to
show the large amount of legislative
work done by the Senate in the last ses
sion in comparison with the work done
by the House, the so-called buisness
branch of Congress, and this amount of
business was done, he said, without any
In the course of a long speecli Senator
Cockrell read in full Senator Hoar's ar
ticle published in the Boston Youths'
Companion as to the importance of un
fettered debate in the Senate. and said he
would move to have it printed as a pub
lie document with a wide mnargmn to
enable its being farmed and hung up in
parlors and libraries for the education ef
Some of the leading points in the ar
ie Senator Cockell read more than
once and with much emphasis, particu
larly a sentence that "the previous ques
tion aud every device to cut off debate
was uaknown to Senate proceedings."
Senator Dawes, who seemed to be a
close and interested listeuer, rose and
said that in the absence of his colleague
e-Why, your colleague is right here,"
enat'or Cockrell remarked, looking to
wards Senator lloar, who was sitting on
the Democratic side.
"I am here, and I never enjoyed my
self so much in my lire," said Senator
'The inquiry I wish to make was,"
said Senator Dawes. "If the Senator
from Missouri does not draw a distine
tion between freedom of debate and an
eternity of talk." [Laughter.]
Senator hoar defended himself from
the imputation of inconsistency. There
is nothiug in the article, he said. ihat
says that by reason freedom of debate it
shall be in order for the minority of the
Senate to spend days and nights and
weeks in talking about something else
than the subject before the Senate. and
thereby overthrowimg the great con
stitutional functions of the Senate as a
legislative body. There is not a phrase
in it which I do not stand upon and will
not defend. It is a notorious fact that
the Senator form Rhode Island has been
told that if his amendment were brought
in as it was orginally proposed amead
ments enough would be offered on the
Democratic side of the chamber to con
sume the entire time till the 4th of March
next. The attempt to defeat the will of
the people expressed through by Con
gress the process of long debate and' tak
ing up time (as we have seen it this very
session) is as much a conspiracy against
the Constitution and national authority
as was the Rebel congress that met in
Richmond. [Applause in the galler
Senator Gray: "Was that true in
1879 wlhcn that side of the chamber lili
Notices of amendments to the pro
posed rule were given by Senators Stew
art and Gibson.
Senator Stewart's amendment looks to
allowing other than pending amendments
to tile measure to be offered and voted on,
also to allow motions to recommit and
lay on the table, and Senator Gibson's
requires the demand for- closure debate
to be seconded by two-thirds, instead of
a majorsty. of the Senators present.
Without concluding his remarks Sen
ator Cockrell yielded to Senator Aidrich,
on whose notion at 6 P. M. the Senate
took a recess till 11 A. M. to morrow.
The object of taking a recess instead
of adjourning is supposed to be to avoid
questions being raised as to the correc
tion of the Journal, as there will be no
,Journal until the legislative day of the
22d is tinished, which may not be until
the pending question is finally disposed
Between Cotton Bales.
NEW You, Jan. 28.-The Clark
Thread company has. managed to in
duce sixty-seven men to go to Newark
to take the places of the strikers, but
at no time since the strike has the
number at work exceeded twenty-four,
end the others have refused to stay
upon learning that their liberty was to
be curtailed, ant that they would have
to eat and sleep in ths hose house
of the.Newark mill. Those who re
main have unlimited beer, and musical
entertainments are furnished for them
almost every night. They are guarded
from intrusion or attack by a corps of
special officers employed by the com
pany, and all the fresh air they catch.
while crossing the yard to the mill.
The manner of getting the ne w spin
ners into the mill has been a puzzle to
the strikers until it leaked out that
they were taken in between bales of
cotton on one of the company's trucks.
The bales are built up on the truck so
that a space for the men is left in the
centre, and the load goas through the
streets to the mill yard without any
body suspecting that the men are con
ealed in it.
The spinners who are on a strike say
that-it is necessary to keep the new
men in ignorance of the true condition
if affairs, becaus~e the strikers, when
they can get a few miinutes' conversa
tidn with the newcomers, can always
infnence them to turn back.
The Force Bill.
WAshlINGTON, Jan.29.-It nas a mat
ter of talk about the Capitol to-day
that several Republican Senators-su f
icient in number to meet the needs of
the Democrats-had assured the Demo
ratic managers in the Senate that un
er no circumstances would they vote
agan to take up the election bill this
session. An inquiry shows that there
is a basis of truth in the report. it
annot be learned that anything like
formal pledges on the subject have
passed, but it is certainly a matter of
assurance amiong the Democratic Sena
tors that the bill is not to arise again~
to trouble them, and they have notified
their party friends in the lieuse that
there is no longer any necessity to let,
the possibility of the return of the elec
tion bill to the House enter into their1
ealculation when considering the order
of business in that body. So, too, it is
learned on the Republican side of the
Senate chamnber that any effort to re
sume the consideration of the bill will
be resisted by certain lepublicans
Western Repubilicans.-though these
Senators do not care to be quioted in
MAiRinvILLE, Ind., Jan. 2t.-The
town of Afitchell, one of the most law
ies places ini the $tate, has been
changed to a peaceful commutnity by a
crusade of wome~n. The numerous sa
iools say they are doing no business,
andI a .coue opera company playing
there was forced to disbaud. As a re
slt, Fred Brown placed his stock of
liquors in; a shanity boat and started
dlown White Rive-r to Williams, a few
miles below; where the boat was anch
ored. lie (htd a thriving business for
a few d2ays. The ladies had Brown
sent toijail and one Sim pson lined. One
of the women's husbands, nlamed 2ol
ton, who hal be.en gettitng drunk on~
the shanty boat., was hauled ashore
with arope and told to promise to care
for his family or he would be hanged.
He promisedi. Th~e shanty boat and
liquors were destroyed, and now the la-.
(ies are masters of the situation.
"Thankfu"~ n~ot Thankful.
At-oVsTA, Januairy 25.-Thankful
Xlore-d Baptist Church was closed by
the sheriff this mloring, and 31r. E. E.
Pritchard was apipointed temporary re
eiver by ,Judge Roney. The trouble
is caused by the dilssatisfaction of the
congregation with the pastor, the Rev.
James T. Jaibe-rt, who, they claim, is
too ignorant to preach to an educated
cogregtion of this enlightened 'ae,
and who has denied them their rights
at Conference meetings by allowing
the minority, who favored his views, to
rule. In other words they claim that
the Reed rule, which has been so ob
noxious in politics, has ruled in their,
church with Talbert as moderator.
Tihis wrangle has been going on since
last October, and will be settled at a
hearing before Judge Roney on the
2nth of February.
SIDE TRACKED AGAIN.
THE REPUBLICANS DEFEATED IN
THEIR INFAMOUS SCHEME.
The Demeerats With the Aid of Six Re
publican Senators LayA aside the Closure
Rule--The New Received With Wild
Cheers in the House.
WASIIINOTO,-,Jan. 26.-The Senate
met at noon in continuation of the leg
islatve day of Thursday last. the pen d
ing question being the resultion to
amend the rules by -'roviding a method
for closiu debate.
Morgan resumed the floor ana con
tinned his argument lie began Saturday
in opposition to the proposed rule and
to the election bill, both of which meas
ure he claimed (on the authority of the
New York Times) to be for the advance
ment of Harrison's project for a re-clec
At 1:20 Wolcott asked Morgan to
yield the floor to him so that he niigZht
move to take up the apportionment bill.
Morgan said that lie would do so
although he was at a very interestiqg
point in his speech which he trusted he
would never have.the opportunity to
Wolcott then made that motion and
Dolph moved to lay it on the table.
The point of order against the latter
motion was made on the Democratic
side, but the presiding officer overruled
it and held that the motion was in order.
The vote was proceeded with amid
great excitement and there was much
confusion and some ill feeling in rela
tion to the pairs.
Daniel said that lie had been paired
with Squire, but as he was informed by
the Senator from Nevada (Stewart) that
the Senator from California (Stanford)
was in favor of proceeding with the
business he would transfer Squire's pair
to Standford and would himself vote.
Aldrich objected to the proposed
transfer and- insisted that there was no
authority for it.
Stewart admitted that he had no direct
authority to pair Standford with the Sen
ator in favor of the proposed rule, but
said that Stanford told him before leav
ing the citv for New York that lie was
in favor of taking up the.apportionment
Aldrich asserted, on the contrary. that
tanford had toli him distinctly on sev
eral occasions that lie was in favor of
the pending resolution and of its con
sideration, and lie (Aldrich) intimated
that the proposed transfer would be
taking an unfairadvantage of Standford's
The controversy developed some acri
mofnious feeling en both sides, but the
matter was settled by Daniel saying that
if there was any doubt or dispute about
it he would let his pair with Sqeire stand
-and that was the upshot of it.
Some question also arose as to the
pairs of Shoup and Moody ; but the final
result was that the pairs stood as fol
lows: Pierce and Brown, Plumb and
Gibson, Pettigrew and Pasco, Squire and
Daniel, Shoup and Colquitt, Sanders and
Ingalls, Chandler and Blodgett, Moody
anI Hearst, Higgmns and Voorhees.
Standford stands as absent and not
The result was announced as: Yeas
34. nays 35. So the motion to laj on
the table was rejected.
The announcement was greeted with
applause on the Democratic side and in~
the galleries. This was resented by
Edmunds, who insisted that the chair
should enforce the rules of the Senate,
and that if there was any repetition of
the disturbance the galleries should be
Tihe following is the vote in detail:
Yeas-Aldrich. Allen, Allison, Blair,
Carey, Casey, Cullem, Davis, Dawes,
Dixon, Dolph, Edmunds, Evarts, Far
well, Fr-ye, Hale, Hawley, Hliscock,
Hoar. McConnell, McMillan, Mander
son, Mitchell. Morrill, Paddock, Platt,
Power, Quay, Sawyer, Sherman. Spoon
er, Stockbridge, Warran, Wilson of lowa
Nays-Barbour, Bate, Berry, Black
burn,~.Butler, Call, Cameron, Carlisle,
Cockrelh, Coke, Eustis, Faulkner,
George, Gorman, Gray, Hampton, Har
ris, Jones of Arkansas, Jones of Nevada,
Kenna, McPherson; Morgan, Payne,
Pugh, Ransom, Reagan, Stewart, Teller,
Turpie. Vance, Vest, Walthall. Wash
burne, Wilson, of Maryland, Wolcott
The vote was then taken on Wolcott's
motion to take up the apportionment
bill and it was carried by a like vote
yeas 35, nays 34-the only divergence
bemng that Pettigrew's pair was trans
ferred from Pasco to Call.
There was no distict outbreak of
applause at the final success of the
movement against the election hill and
the proposed rule, but the feeling _of
jubilation was no less great on tne
Democratic side ; and Blair interposed
the remark that when a man was down
that was the time to get up. and so now
this was the time to take up and pass
the education bill. [Cries of "Order"
r the Democratic side.]
The resolution for the amendment of
the rules having been thus displaced and
relegated to the calendar (as the election
bill had previously been) the Senate pro
ceedd to the consideration of the appor
The reading of the bill and the report
continued ill 3 o'clock and the bill was
then laid aside till to-morrow at 2 o'clock
when it comes up as unfinished buisness.
The Good News in the Heouse.
When the vote was taken in the Seni
ate the lHonse was taking a vote on the
same question, and the Clerk had called
but a few names when Mansur and
Heard. returning fromi the Senate sidle,
spoke a few words to their Democratic
colleagues, whereupon lRogers rose, and
interrupting the call, informed the House
that the force bill had been defeated.
Then the Democrats gzave cheer after
Trhie Speaker's effort was ineffecttial
for some moments to chieek the Demo
crats in their enthusiasm.
"Another Bull Run." ejaculated
Hatch suggested the propriety of dis
pensng with the further :ai'.mg of the
roll. There was no longer any necessi
ty for the roll call.
The roll call was continued and the
House went into committee or the whole.
But the battle was not yet over.
Breckinridge of Arkansas, in criticis
ing McKinley's action in cutting off the
debate on the approval of the jominal,
denounced the McKinley bill.
Kelley of Kansas said that the gentle
man on the other side had said that good
news had been received from the Senate.
~e did not doubt that it was good news
to the assassins of John M. Clayton.
[Democratic hisses.] They would
throw. up their hats and cheer and say:
"That will give us lurthier power to as
sasinate and kill."
Something had been said about the
betrayal of party pledges. le knew of
no such betrayal so far as this end of the
capitol was concerned. The gentlemen
on the other side who had betrayed their
party pledges (it they had been betrayed)
were responsible to their constituents.
If there was any betrayal it caine from
those men who had been instructed by
their State Legislatures to vote for a
certain bill. and who had turned around
and voted against it. le had no doubt
that the person who killed young
Matthews of lMississippi could take the
news as good news.
Lewis declared that the killing of
Matthews grew out of no p'litical causes.
The causes were purely personal.
A Romance of the War.
PrrrsBUR, Jan., 25.-Mile Gaston
and his bride arrived here last night from
Georgia. and they are spending their
honeymoon with Mr. McLain. Gaston's
brother-in-law. McLain tells this ro
mantic story :
-In 1862 Gaston. who is a natiye of
New Hampshirejoined a regiment from
that State and went to the front. He
was captured, and while on his way to
Andersonville prison escaped. le wan
dered about through woods and swamps
for nearly three weeks. When famished
with hunger and crazed by what he be
lieved to be continued pursuit he decided
to give himself up. One evening lie
scrambled out of the thicket and made
his way to a large old-fashioned south
ern home. A cold rain had set in. and
caring little whether lie lived or died, lie
walked boldly up the driveway and
"The place seemed deserted. A few
minutes later he became conscious that
some one was scrutinizing him from a
window a few feet away. He was finally
admitted by a young woman who car
ried a revolver in her hand. She got
him some supper and said she was alone
in the house, but expected her father,
who was home from the confederate
army on a sick leave, to return at any
She seemed to taxe an interest in
Gaston. and laid him in a dark corner of
the garret. There she fed him for two
weeks and showed him how to get in
and out at night without arousing her
parents, till lie finally escaped.
"After the war he returned to Elber
ton and heard that his benefactress had
married. Gaston is now a railroad con
tractor. Last summer he was building
a branch on the Georgia Pacific when lie
learned that his old love was a widow
and had a family of five children. He
immediately went to the old home near
Elberton, made himself known. and the
result was a marriage. which took place
yesterday. The pair will soon leave for
Mr. Gaston's home in New York."
The Fair and the Force Bill.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 25.-Senator
Gorman characterizes as fiction the re
port that a deal has been arranged by
which the Democratic members of the
Kansas Leaislature are to vote for Sena
tor Ingalls in return for his opposition to
the force bill.
This same story was circulated sever
al weeks ago, and it was then said that
Senator Gorman, as leader of the De
mocracy in the Senate, was authorized
to pledge certain Democratic votes in
the Kansas Legislature to Ingalls if lie
would openly oppose the force bill.
When Senator Gorman was interviewed
on the subject tonight he said he could
not undertake to assume the responsi
bility for all the ingenious statements
sent out from Washington at this time.
The opponents of the force bill are
greatly encouraged in their fight by the
general drift of public sentiment in their
favor. The action of several States in
refusing assistance to the World's Fair
unless the bill is beaten causes alarm in
A dministration circles. The promoters
of the Fair now tear that the Legisla
tures of New York and New Jersey
will follow the example or those States.
As the force bill is said to be aimed dir
actly at New York and New Jersey as
well as the Southern States, the Demo
cratic Legislatures in the North should
not hesitate to join with their Southern
brethren in any scheme calculated to
preserve the rights of their people.
Three Wrecks in the Gulf.
MOBILE, ALA., Jan. 28.-Capt. OS
borne, of the schooner Georgiana, re
ports three shipwrecks in the lower
part of the Gulf of Mexico during the
last (lays of December. The first was
the foundering or a bark at Caymnan
Brae, on December 25, name unknown;
six of the crew were drowned, others
drifted ashore on the ship's house. The
second disaster was the going ashr e
of the American schooner Maggie si.
Gray, of Baltimore, on the northwest
end of Little Cayman Island. Capt.
Osborne offered to try to pull her off,
and also offered to save a portion of her
cargo, but he was warned off by G:
Henry Williams, agent of the phos
phate company where the vessel lay.
The schooner soon went to pieces and
proved a total loss. The third case was
the capsizing at sea, fifty miles east of
Bianote, on Decemt.r 28, or the schoon
er Contest, of Ruatan. The v'essel had
set sail the day before for Jamaica with
thirteen persons, including the wife of
the captain, Kirk Connell. Only three
persons escaped, makng their way in a
skiff with an oar for a mast and a shirt
for a sail to the mainland, reaching
there on the 26th. One of these was a
colored mani namied L. Johnson, who
gave Capt. Osborne information of it.
Sacretary WInduom Dies Suddenly.
Ni:w Yo~i~i. Jlan. 29.-) tust as Secre
try Windom concluded his speech atI
the Board of1.ade dinner to-niight, he
grew deadly pale, his eyes shut and
opened spasmo?dically and he feli on his
chair. theince he slipped to tthe floor,
where hie lay unconscious. The moss
itanse excitement immediately en
.Judge Arnor, ex-Secietary Bayard
and Captain Snow were the first of
several who ran to .\r. Windom's aid.1
They found hum app.arently uncon
scious. They lifted him gently and
carried him into anr ante-room, where
several physicians proceeded at once to
A later dispatch from New York than
the previnius one says Secretary Win
domi's attack resulted in death. Alr
Windoma left here to-day in apparent[
good health to attend the banquet of
his New York Board of Trade, where
he was to respond to the toast: "Our
Country's Prosperity D~ependent Upon
its instrumjents of Commerce." His
address was prepared in advance and
embraced about 5,000 words.
Appoinited to Onfice.
COLUMBIA, S. C., dJan. 24.-Govern
or~ Tillman has appointed HI. RI. Thomas.,
of Sunter county, a member of the board
of state railroad commissioners, to fill1
the vacancy cauised by the death of exf
Governor Bonham. The Governor
states aa. a reason for the appointment
that as the vacancy occurred in the case
of a member from the middle section of
the state, he felt compelled to appoint
some n from that sein.n
THE BOYCOTT OF THE FAIR.
Joins In the Protest of the Staxtes Against
the Iniquity of the Force Bill.
iNDIANAPOLS, January 27.-The
House yesterday, after a long and vig
orous debate, adopted the following
resolutions by a strict party vote:
Whereas, a bill has been introduced
in the General Assembly providing for
the appropriation of $200,000 to make a
display of the industries and resources
of this State at the World's Fair, to
be hell at Chicago in 1893; and wbere
as, the measure now pending in the
United States Senate, known as the
force bill, is revolutionary, which, if it
passes the Senate, it is believed will in
volve the people of the SouthernStates
in a race war, will prostrate the indus
tries of many of the States of the
Union, will disrupt amicable commer
cial and social relations existing be
tween the North and the South; and
whereas, if said measure shall become
law and such conditions thereby be
brought about, the World's Fair will
fail to adequately display the magni
tude and Tariety of our country's re
sources, will fall short of the purposes
for which it was contemplated, and
will bring shame and reproach upon our
whole country; and whereas, it is the
sense of this General Assembly that no
appropriation should be made by the
State of Indiana unless it can be made
in fact as well as in name a world's fair,
and can exhibit the magnitude and va
riety and advancement; therefore,
Resolved, by the House of Represen
tatives, the Senate concurring, that no
further consideration of the said appro
priation bill be had until the Senate has
fially disposed of said force bill, that
this Assembly may know what is to be
the character of the exhibition of said
The Democratic members of the Sen
ate concurred in the resolution and de
cided to vote for them solidly to-day.
NEW JERSEY JOINS THE COLUIN.
TRENTON, N. J, Jan. 27.-The Sen
ate this morning concurred in the reso
lution adopted by the House last week
denouncing the Federal elections bill,
and asking New Jersey Congressmen
to oppose the same.
A resolution offered last night, that
New Jersey withhold the appropria
tions from the World's Fair if the elec
tions bill passes Congress, was adopted
by the Assembly this morning. The
vote on the resolution was a party one.
ILLINOIS IS IN EARNZST.
SPRINGFIELD, ILLS, Jan. 27.-In the
House to-day the resolution instructing
Senators from Illinois t. - vote against
the Federal election bill was passed by
a strict party vote of 77 to 73, the F. M.
B: A. men not voting.
Mr. Springer on behalf of the Demo
crats gave notice that if the Senators
from Illinoisshould vote for the Fed
eral elections bill, the Democrats in the
State Legislature would nit vote a dol
lar in aid of the World's Fair.
The Senate this afternoon, after a
long debate on the merits of the force
bill, adopted the House resolution not
to make an appropriation for the
World's Fair if the force bill becomes a
NEBRASKA CONDEMINS CLOTURE.
LINCOLN, NEB., January 27.-Reso
uations were adopted in both branches
>f the Legislature this morning ap
proving the action of the Senate in lay
ing aside the cloture rule. The Inde
pendents, with only three exceptions,
voted with the Democrats. -
WEST VIRGINIA IS THERE TOO.
CIHARLESTON, W. VA., January 27.
The Legislature yesterday, after an ac
imonious discussion, passed by a vote
f 40 to 20 a resolution that in case of
he passage of the- elections bill the
state will make no World's Fair ap
NORTHI CAROLINA FALLs IN LINE.
WASIIINGTON, January, 27.-A spe
ial from Raleigh, N. C., says: "The
leneral Assembly, in session here has
assed a resolution opposing the appro
riation for North Carolina's exhibit at
he World's Fair in Chicago until the
Ilections bill, now pending in the
nited States Senate, is voted down in
hat body. The resolutions are very
trong and passed with high enthusi
sm. Governor Fowle had recoin
nended an appropriation of $25,000 for
Imagination Killed Her.
CINC1NA TTI, Jan. 28.-A remarkable
nstance of the hold superstition has
pon the mind of even t'he educated
~nd religious was recently exhibited in
he case of Mrs. Rebecca B3yrnes. of
[Iena, Ark., a lady noted for her in
ellectual attainments and pious life.
ne morning, arising in what seemed
er usual health an~d spirits, she sum
noned her children to come to her.
One son was r esiding in Topeka, Kan.,
ne in New Orleans, two daughters
were married and living in Sadalia,
~do., but obedient to their mother's call.
bey came at once, though ignorant of
he reason of their summons. When
1 were about her the lady informed
~hem that she had a dream, in which
er husband, who had been dead for
early fifteen years, bad warned her
Lhat she had only ten days more of life.
he sent for her children to bid them
ood-bye, which she proceeded to do
with much calmness, but with the air
f one who had not t he slightest doubt
~hat she was already dying.
11er friends attempted to reason with
-rer and to point oul 'he foly of placing
iuehi perfect confidenice in a dream, but
il to no purpose, for the lady persisted
nf asserting that she would deiart
rrom earth on such a doy and exactly
Lt a certain hour.
11er pastor remonstrated with her,
nd even brought the severest censure
o bear on her superstitious credulity,
nd at last Mrs. Blyrnes ceased to speak
)f the matter, so that her family had
egun to think that she had conquer
d her fancy. She continued in good
-realthm ani pulrsued( her usual daily
ife. but just before the hour she had
rdicted wouil be that of her death
ihe sought he-r children anid bade them
ood-bye, then, seating herself qumetly
n an arm chair, expired j-must as the
iour was struck. The physicians declare
hat her death was due solely to her
stealing Another State.
HIAIRTORn, Jan. 28.-Thme Ilous. met
d received the report of the commit
s appointed to canvass the vote for
state ollicers. T he committee finds
.at 1,289 ballots were rejected for in
umlicient cause and that in many towns
.he number of votes returned exceeds
he total number of votes cast. The
~ommittee states that it is unable to
letermine that any person was legally
;hosen to filll any of the State cilices
~xcept the Com'ptroller's, to which the
'ace of the returns indicate that Nich
)las Straub, Democrat, was elected.
h Ilouse accepted the report and
idopted resolutions olfering to join
with the Senate in a general recount of
he vote of the State. The Senate,
without important action. took a re
ess at 2 o'clock. Ini the Ilouse, after
.he presentation of the reports, general
lebate was opened, which bids fair to
~ontinuu for a day or two.
NING KALAKtUA, of the Hawaiian
[slands, is dead. le died suddenly at
.m Franciscone nay nast week.
INGALLS MUST GO.
HIS CHANCES FOR RE-ELECTION TO
THE SENATE ARE POOR.
The G. A. R. Ietitions in ilis Favor Is
Spread on the Records, But Reported
on-Alliance Candidates State Their
Qualities to the Caucus.
TOPA:KA, KAS., Jan. 24.-The c
mittee to which was referred the memo
rial from Lincoln Post, G. A. R., of To
peka, praying for the election of Ingalls
to the United State Senate, submitted
its report to-day. The committee was
composed of three Alliance members, all
old soldiers. The committee recom
mended that the memorial be spread on
the record, but made an adverse report
on the prayer of the petitioners. The
report was adopted, all the Alliance men
voting in the alirnative.
It transpires now that the thirteen
Alliancemen who voted with the Repub
licans yesterday do not favor Ingalls' re
election, but voted as they did yesterday
because they thought the reference of
the memorial to committee was disre
spectful to the veteran petitioners.
As an offset to the petition in favor
of Ingalls, a numbei of old soldiers
to-day presented a petition condemning
the senator. and begging the Legislature
to elect in his place an Alliance candi
Ingalls arrived last night and was in
conference all day with the Republican
The first caucus of the Farmers' Alli
ance members of the Legislature on the
senatorial question proper was held to
night. It was governed by the rules of
the Farmers' Alliance, and was strictly
a star chamber session. The members
were pledged to secrecy. and little can
be learned of the proceedings.
The Alliance senatorial candidates
were called before the caucus one by one,
and were permitted to give an account
of their accomplishments and qualities
which they thought would entitle them
to the honor of succeeding Ingalls.
Before a candidate was permitted to
even address the caucus, he was obliged
to bind himself by oath to abide by the
decision of the caucus and not bolt the
noninatien. This leads to the conclu
sion that the caucus nominee will receive
the full party vote.
All candidates were on hand to-night,
that is, all who were Alliance men and
who were not ruled out at the caucus of
last Thursday. The ineligibles are Alli
ance congressmen-elect and those mem
bers of the Alliance who have joined the
organization since the gecent election
and who did not contribute to the Alli
ance victory on that occasion.
This ru!cs out Jerry Simpson, con
gressman-elect from seventh, the most
popular man with the rank and fle of
Alliance, and John Davis, congressman
elect from fifth district; Col. W. A.
Harris, ex-Confederate from Leaven
worth: Gen. C. W. Blair, Democrat,
Ex-Governor John P. St. John. and two
or three less others prominent.
The candidates who appeared before
the caucus and pressed their claims
were: Speaker Elder, of the lower House;
Judge Pfelfer, editor of The Alliance
Advocate; Judge Doster, juage of the
district court at Holton: John F. Willets,
Alliance candidate for gov ernot at the
late election; S. M. Scott, farmer, C.M.
Scott. State lecturer, Frank McGrath,
president of the State Alliance, Judge
Hiram Stevens of Kansas City, Kan,
who made a vigorous campaign against.
Ingalls at tile election, and Rev. A.:
Cc le, Representative from Hutchinson's
The Chillax Convuilon.
Loxnox, January 28.-Dispatches
received in this city from Chile, via
Buenos Ayres, brings further particu
lars concerning the revolution in
Chile. Rebel Ciliian war vessels oc
upied the roadstead at Ponto Co quimbo
or, a day not specified, but supposed to
be abcut four or live days ago. The
war vessels also fared shots into the
own and probably at the troops defend
ng the coal depots.
Troops from Valparaiso are occupy
ng La Serena in force. Coquimbo, or
Ponto Coquimbo, is some distance by
ail from La Serena, or Coquimbo City.
The .Balmiaceda troops were quartered
n the hospital and schools of La Serena
and are supposed to have been driven
ut ofPortooqu'.mbo. The insurgents
ave blockaded Tongoy Bay, about
thirty mliles Irom UCoquimbo. Tongoy is
onnected by rail with Tamaya and
Dalle, the latter town being in turn
onnected by railroad with Coquimbo.
Tarbarallis is also announced to be
blockaded by rehel forces. Three thous
and Government troops hlave been sent
to reinforce the garrison at Tongoy.
Later advices state that it is reported
that a battle has been fought at Tongoy.
The rebels have occupied Limache-AI
to, a town only fifteen milies from Val
paraiso. At Linmache-Alto the rebel
forces took possession of the nationat
factories, and expelled the director and
adnerents of President Balmiaceda from
the town. Thue rebels have also occupi
ec Quillota, in the province of Vralparai-.
so lifty miles from Santiago, en the An
onaua, twenty miles from the Pacific.
The property of foreign residents is
suffering considerably from the rebellion
i spite of the efforts of the representa
tives of foreign powers to protect the
interests of their countries. The diplo
matic representatives, becoming dlis
ouraged, have fornmally informed the
Chiian Government that they will em
ark on board of~ foreign vessels if tihe
odfict continues. Presidlent Balmace
ia'mn reolv, has asked the foreign repre
sentatives'to dlely embarkation for a
Sheds His Skin Eyery Yuar.
CmIcaGo. Jaii. 18.-lIn one of the
yllice rooms of St. Elizabeth's hospital
angs a frame containing four photo
raphs rep)resenting a man In tihe act of
sieddng his skin. One of the photo
raphs shiows this strange human phe
omerton with his arms outstretched,
the old skin peeling off and hanging
from his body in shreds like a tatteredi
shirt. while the new skin can be detected
v the whiteness of the phlotographl.
Last July lie left his home nt Phillips
urg, Mont.. and arrivedi in Chicago the
latter part of the month, and as his skin
eeling spell of sickuess always begins
July 25 of each year, he decided to use
letter of introduction from a Montana
riend to Dr. Jacob Frank, of No. 17
incoln avenue. Hie -.nformed tihe doc
tor what lie expected would happen to
him shortly and applied for a room in
the hlospital. Dr. Frank suspected that
the man was insane, but lhe nevertheless
ae the patient a room. At the ex-'
>Cctd timle the skin shledding began,and
in two weeks lie was covered with tihe
kin which is to last him another year.
ie is the second oldest child of a family
>tirteen, all of whom are living. is
~randnothler is 97 years old. He (de
ine ta have his name published.
INGA L LS'S SUCCESSOR.
Pfefler Is the Mau and he was Noinihated
by the AHiiance Caucus.
Toi:.:i, KANS, January :2.-.- In the
House the ballot for United States Seua
tor resulted as follows : Pfeffer 96. In
galls 23, Blair 5 ; in the Senate. Inzalls
35, Pfefler 2.
The Alliance caucus that noiniiated
Judge Pfeffer' last night f.or Urited
States Senater, to succeed Ingalls, did
not adjourn until 1.15 o'clock this mniorn
ing. There were seventeen candidates,
and on the "drop-one" rule it took an
equal number of ballots to arrive at a
choice. The list of candidates in the
order of their strength on the first ballot
was as follows: W. A. Pfeffer and Elder,
Speaker of the House; John Willets.
the defeated Alliance candidate for Gov
ernor; John Davis, Congressman-lec t
from the 5th district: J. W. Briden
thal, from Chetopa; Frank Doster.
Judge of the District Court of Holton;
A. 11. Snyder, formerly Union Labor
organizer; Judge Vrooman. of Kansas
City; Gen J. II. Rice. of Fort Scott;
W. 6. Cogswell, David Overmeyer, a
Democrat. of Topoka; S. M. Scott,
James Maxson, W. A. Olds, John Hart,
of Sedgwick County ; J. R. Osborn, de
feated Alliance candidate for Secretary
of State, and W. A. IHarris, a stock rais
er, of Leavenworth County.
On each ballot the candidate receivlng
the lowest number was dropped from
the bottom of the list in about the order
named. Balloting finally narrmwed it
selt dowon to Pfetfer, Willits, Elder and
Doster. The latter was dropped on the
fourteenth ballot. The next ballot
threw out Elder, and the final ballot
stood Pfetffr 76. Willits 38. The Elder
forces, it is said, took this defeat very
Pfeffer is 60 years of age. six feet tall
and slim as Ingalls, with a deep guttural
though pleasing voice, and slow and de
liberate in speech. Up to a year ago he
was a staunch Republican. Ile favors
the unlimited coinage of silver and a
conservative expans!on of the currency,
moderate protection of home industries,
but dbes not believe in protection as a
principle. He favors the Government
loaning money at 2 or 3 per cent on farm
The House was half an hour late in as
sembling this morning. The attendance
of spectaeors was large. The Senate's
chief clark appeared at II o'clock and
presented a request from the Senate that
the House returns for further considera
tion to the Senate its concurrent resolu
tien providing for a joint session of the
two houses to-morrow at noon, for the
purpose of electing a United States sen
ator. The request was refused by an
Mr. Douglass. of Sedgwick. moved for
the reconsideration of the rcsolution and
granting of the request. The debate de
veloped the fact that the Alliance Leared
that the request of the Senate concealed
a snare. The motion wss finally voted
down. There were no nominal ing speech
es. The result of the ballot was as giv
At noon the Senate proceeded to bal
lot for Senator. There were no nomina
ting speeches. and the result was as giv
en above. Ingalls was declared the
choice of the Senate amid considerble
enthusiasm. and the Senate then ad
journed till 2 P. M.
There is talk of the Senate declining
to meet with the House in Representa
tive hall. Speaker Elder issued all
passes to outsiders- and the IHouse de
lined to return the Senate joint ses
sion resolution to be amended so as to
permit Lieutenant Governor Felt to al
so issue passes. The Republicans are
n caucus this evening to consider the
The Fated Seventh Cavalry.
TOPEKA KAN, January 29.-The par
iculars of a bad collision between a
assenger train and a special bearing
roops from Pine Ridge, wvhich occur
ed last evening on the Union Pacific
Railroad at Florence, a small station
ear Irving. Kansas, have been received
The special was carrying about four
undred soldiers, part of' the 7th cav
Iry, and Battery E, light artillery,
ound for Fort Riley. The train con
isted of seven passenger and twenty
four freight cars loaded with horses
and several pieces of artillery and am -
mition, bautled by two large engines.
and several cars are a complete wreck.
Many of the soldiers were seriously
and at least t wo fatally injured. The
ead so far as can be ascertained are
Sergt Scharsbalt Battery E, artillery,
:ut all to pieces, and .Private Meil,
roop G, 7th cavalry, left leg cut off
and head mashed.
Among the wounded are Capt. God
rey, Troop D. 7th cavalry, and ten en
isted men. None of the passengers on
he other traiin were in.jured. A brake
an was hurt.
The conductor of the military train
s held responsible for the accident, as
le was running on the express train's
ime. Ie has disappeared. A large
umber of cavalry horses were killed. ,
Hie Loved His~ Native Land.
MormIIs. Tenu.. Jan. 27.-A crim
ual withi rather a remarkabhe history
as been lodgzed in jail at Lexington,
Mss. At the December term of ihc Cir
~uit Court of that County Eugenie Story
ascovicted of murdering Barney Clein
elde and sentenced to be hanged. IHis ai
tttorneys appealdl to the Supreme Court,
mnd while the appeal was pending~ Story
~vas forcibly released byV his friendls.
Ie nmade his way to Central America,
~ut did not ike the country and return
d to thte t'nitedh States, saying he would
ather be hiaused here thtan live there.
ie wandereid over the South and w asI
inally trailed to (Gallatatin, La.. we re
ast ~Thursday a detective and a shierhi
valked in on him whiile he was dinmug.
ie drew a revolver and fataliy shot the
etective and wounded the sherill', and
ras himself wounded in the cheek.
SmI:Lilpox Raging in Texnts.
SloFvoRD. Texas., Jan. 2t.-Smnall
>X is becoming a ragmi . epidemic
~hroughout the cntral and Southe-rn
arts of Texas. The facts have been
vthiheld from the press on account of'th~e
upposed injury to the commercial inter
~sts of th3 State.- It is learned. how
~ver, that there are at least 500 cases of|
rell-developed smallpox in this cit,.|
hie city hospital has been converted
ato a pest house. The city hiigh school
as yesterday adjourned indefinitely.
iotwithstanding that every precautin
rv measure is 'being used to stop the
piead of the disease. it goes steadily on.
aiming new victims_.
Worldl's Supply of Cotton.
NE~W OiR, -Jan. 24--The total vis:
)le supply of cotton for the world is 4,
16.302, of which 2,885,502 is Amnericanl.
gainst 3,093,t002 and 2,0,502, respect
ely last year. Receipts of cotton this
eek at all .interior towns. 104,813; re-'
eipts fronm plantations, 14.28: crops
H UNDE'S OF 'ILES OF POLES AND
WIRES IN A TANGLE.
The G rent Snow and .S!eet and Wind Storm
Wreccd the Wires -Telezraphic Com
munie:ti:m AhInost (;ompletely Cut Off.
Ni:w Yo . Jai. 2.- it is just three
days since the terrific storm swooped
down upon this great city.
The first authentic account of the
wreckage caused by the snow and sleet
and gale is given in the Sun. That pa
per devotes more than a dozen columns
in describing the situation in New
York city and state, and surrounding'
country. The greater part of this vast
amount of information was received by
incoming trains and special service
not by telegraph, for the wires were all
in a tangled mass on the ground.
The first wire service has just been
established, and other are being righted
as rapidly as men can work, and in a
few hours regular outside communica
tion will be established again.
In speaking of the storm, the Sun
Within the city the wreck of aerial
lines was unheard of. 'Rows of poles
toppled, broke off and fell. overbdrne
by the snow coating of the wires. Such
was the maze and tangle of wires of all
sorts that it might have been man
slaughter to turn on the are light cur
rents last night. The streets were left
to the moon, as they were when the
mayor's ax was falling on the poles.
After this dose it is not likely that any
electrical company which can get itself
underground will want to inhabit the
upper air. As for the magnitude of the
event, look at these items. for instance:
Philadelphia was a dead city to us.
Every wire by which she is usually
reached was gone.
. Every instrument in the olice of the
Postal telegraph was silent, for every
wire out of the city was lost. Even the
blizzard had not so absolutely demoral
ized the service.
The Western Union could boast of
just three wires in use at 8 o'clock Sun
day' night. These ran to Buffalo and
Albany, and by these routes all busi
ness, northsouth, east and west, was
The- long-distance telephone lines,
which withstood the blizzard bravely,
surrendered completely to this storm.
The state of New Jersey is a tangle
of wrecked poles and wires from one
end to the other, and it will be a week
before the telegraph service is restored.
Five lines of wires across the Newark
meadows look as if a cyclone had passed
over them, so completely have the damp
clinging masses of snow done their
The destructive effects of the storm
extended over a comparatively limited
area. A short distance below Philadel
phia was the southern limit of telegraph
demoralization, and Boston was the
northern limit. The storm was prad
ticallv confined to the coast, and ex
tended no further north in this state
than Peekskill and Haverstraw.
It started as a comparatively harm
less affair down in Texas. At 7 o'clock
on Saturday morning its center was in
Alabama. while the entire gulf was de
luged with rain. By 8 o'clock on Satur
day night the storm center had jumped
up to the neighiborhoodof Cape Hatter
as, with a lively wind coming down to
meet it from the centre of high barom-.
etric pressure to the northeast. The
storm slid un from Cape IHatteras un
der cover of darkness at lightning
speed, and was upon us before the sig
nal service folks were ready for it..
Philadelphia caught it early in the
evening, and the advance guard came
to us in the rain which began at 10.45
p. m. The mercury fell, and snow be
gan just before midnight, when the
temperature was just a degree or two
above freezing. That was what play~ed
havoc. The snow hatl come down
through an upper statunm of cold air.
The 11akes took on their most clinging
nature when they got down near the
earth in a warmer temperature. Every
thing was wet with the rain, and the
lakes clung to whatever they ~touched
This condition of things kept up until
10 o'clock Sunday morning, with the -
snow coming down continuously and
the mercury trembling around the freez
ing point. .
The poles began to go down when the
wind freshened from the North. through
the early morning hours, At ~4 o'clock
a. m. it was blowing a thirty-five-mile
blast. The storm centre, though, had
lready wyhipped to the northeast, and
now it is out of the grip of the civil.
service men somewhere ott Ihalifax.
It was such a storm as the telegraph.
ompanies have not been called upon to
ombat in ten years. Old telegraph
hands say that there has been notlune'
,ike it since the famous sleet storm of
unday, Jan. 23, 181. just ten years ago
almost to a day, when the telegraph
ines all through the east were par
At 11 o'clock Sunday night only one
Eispatch had reached the Sun oitice
romn its hundreds of telegraphic corres
>)Ondenlts through the country. This
ispatch came from Scranton by way of.
hicago. The correspondent said the
oly wire working from Scranton con
eeted with Chicago. Of the scores of
ires ibetween Chicago and New York
one was in wvorking order, and the
Scranton item reached the Sun by this
oundabout route. The land conn.ec
tnons of the cable service were almost
,holly out of order, though a few
ords were occasiona lly received.
With all the wreck and tangle there
ere only tw-o persons reported injured.
rs.( Caherine Mc(.ormnack was cut
about the face, h:uids and neck by fall
nii v wies.IJohn .J. iurke wals struck
ithe shul~dier by a bunchi of wire and
i'shouler was dislocated.
TeGoat 's iiood Cuiro.
lirg, of the Nantes fDculty, have cre
ten ee'nside-rable stir in me~dical circles
ere. TIhe two doctors, aftrer mucii
>rtssoa discussion in and out of
he medical journals, exhibited to-dlay
otheir colleagues in this city another
ew treatmfent for tuberculosis. D~rs.
etin~ and Pieg; explained that they
njected lifteen itrams of goat's blood
ntot the~ muscular tissues of the thighs
f two patients and asserted that cures
an: be arought about by renewing such
ijetion~s Svery ten days.
A iar~ng safe ]iobber.
,I.:>ON, Tenn., .Jan. 28.-A daring
ale rot~bery was committed at Saitil
lo, TJenn., ~vcsterdlay mo ding. The
afe of C rav'en & 'Williamson. fier
hants, was- crackedl by dynamite and.,,.,.
everal' tim'usand dollars stolen. The
xQlsin aok anber of citizens,
o' the bura'lars escaped in a skiff
'o we the~ Tenness:o river. They were
"idently excperts, and it is believed
h er'~ cane fromt Lomsville or St. Louis.
Ths ould be a happy land if a
-an' own faudlts were as apparent to
ite ocl~i to his neichhor.