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CLOTURE OX DECK.
The Senate Changes the Sub
- ject of Discussion.
i BATHES MIXED STATE 0? THES3
WMck. win Prokably R,.ir Some More
Klno-r Before Consideration of the
Kw Rale Will Proceed I nt -bled
Alleged IndtnUndlnj. with Corn...
Mill, BaUe. Ca!a l. the House, and
Kearly Precipitates a Blot A Sensation
Wakhkotov Citt, Jan. 21 -Early in
Ae afternoon yesterday Aldricb moved
lhat the senate proceed to consider the
elotnre resolution, apd Ilarrl made the
point f order that the proposed rale
honld specify particolarly the rule pro
posed to be amended. Discussion on the
point continued until 2 p. m.f wLen George
slairned the floor on the election bill, and
Continued for nearly 3 hours, his closing
remark at that point being that it would
ever come to pass that, in Mississippi,
in Florida, in South Carolina, or in any
Kate of the aonth, or in any state of the
American Union the necic of the white
nee Khould be under the foot of the nero
r of the Mongolian, or of any created be-
Xo Rest fr the Weary.
Butler then propoed, in order to give
Gor a rel, that he (Butler; would read
the chapter of the revised statutes relating
to elections and George was willing, but
Morgan twe and objected to a statement
of the chair that Aldrich was next on the
list for a peech. Morgan said the chair
could not parcel out the floor that way.
The chair merely replied that George hud
the floor and when the latter offered to
yield to Batter, Hoar objected that no
senator had the right to hold the floor and
yield to another except by unanimous
The (img Applied to Batler.
A moment later Butler again aked
George if he would permit him to read a
few sections from the revised statutes.
Absent being given, Butler proceeded to
read, but was stopped by an objection,
which the vice president sustained. Butler
undertook to state the position of the
fietion, but was stopped by an objection
from Sherman, who said that a point of
nrUcr having been made again.tt the
senator from South Carolina, it was his
duty to take his seat and allow the chair
to decide the xiint.
Butit-r intiiiiHted that it was quite un
neoes.iry lor the senator from O..:o to
administer a fei-ture to him.
"Then." s,il Sherman, with a show of
irritation, l demand the eii'orCirnf iu of
The vice president gave it as his opinion
that ShT'j:sin's jrfjtn: of or !er was well
Mill No Kest for Mr. Ceorj;e.
llvr re-umed his sat. -The chair is
of opinion," the vice president said, -that
a senator entitled to the floor cannot trans
fer that right to any other senator."
George then resumed the floor, and com
menced to read a dissertation upon the
Origin and history of African slavery in
the I'nited States. Complaining of being
very weary, he inquired whether he might
ask the seuator from South Carolina to
read the speech, or a part of it, for him,
so that he mischt Lave a little rest. Objec
tion was made, and George resumed.
After ten initiate' reading Aldrich asked
George if he would yield to him for a mo
tion to tak up the cloture resolution.
George agreed, and Aldrich moved that
the senate proceed with the consideration
of the resolution. Here George wanted to
know where he would be as to his right
to the floor, and Butler asked what be
came of the decision that a senator could
not surrender the floor to another.
The Cloture Resolution Revived.
Cullom said that George would have to
take iii chances, and George concluded
that he wouid. and aked Aldrich to make
his motion, but the motion previously
made not having been put, Aldrich re
fused to r-nsw it. and the tired Senator
George picked up his book and began read
ing again. He had not gone far when Al
drich aain a-ked if he would yield the
floor. George said he wouid with great
pleasure. Aldrich then made his motion
again. Morgan arose, but the chair did
not see him. The question was put, and
the chair said the ayes appeared to have it.
Then Aldrish moved that the resolution be
laid before the senate.
iot into a Tangle.
Morgan then wanted to know whether
any agreement had leen made about the
matter, and the chair directed the clerk to
read the cloture resolution, and declared
that Aldrich had the floor. Hansom in
sisted that the chair had not decided
whether Aldrich's motion had been car
ried. Morgan rose to a point of order, and
said: "My point of order is this: The
senator from Mississippi had the floor and
yielded it under some agreement which
has not yet been explained to the senate;
and I now rpectfully ask the chair
whether or not the senator from Missis
sippi has yieldi-d the floor aboii'tely, or
under some agreement?''
The Vice President The chair has no
knowledge of any agreement.
"There is no agreement so far a I am
concerned," Ahlrurh said. l addressed
the chair very politely a i;d resp-ctfnlly"
Morgan was going on to say, wh-n Kd
luuds broke in with an inquiry as to
what the pt-nding question v?is.
liHiisnni Not Sn!isiifi.
Ju-t t-n-n Aldrich luovvd an aijourn
nieut, and insisted on the qne-tion, al
though Kausom was trying to gt the
floor to press tiie point that the question
of consideration of tlw cloture rw-ulution
bad not iweu decided. The motion to ad
journ v.t's put and carried. Afi'-r tiie
Vii e prcsiili::it had left the chair, but
while the secretary and clerks were
still at the lick, jK:itiso;u walked
up to the desk and declared
eniphat: aiiy iha the qu's:iou of taking
up the resolution had not In-en decided by
the senile, and th'it the result of the vote
had not iiti :: declared bvtiie vice president.
The oiik-..:! .i.orter tead his saort-hand
notes, whii 'c showed that the vice presi
dent had said that tiie ayes apH-ared to
have it, and that he had suhM:-queiitiy laid
the resolution before the aviate. Hansom,
however, was not satisfied, and may bring
tiie question tip ugain.
Itavenport Iteiulfed No Arconi.l.
Washington City. .Ian. 21. Iast Satur
day the senate adopted a resolution
offered by Morgan directing the secretary
of the treasury to send to the senate copies
of the accounts of John L Davenport as a
commissioner of tke circuit court of the
United State for the aouthern district of
New York for the years from rft to 1991,
inclusive. The first comptroller reports
tbatit does not appear fro.n the records
M tin office that Davenport rendered any
scconnt for services as ci'cu.t court com
missioner for the years mentioned ia the
MILLS LOSES HIS TEMPER, -
And Charges the Speaker with Praetle
iB a Fraad on the House.
Washixgtox Citt, Jan. 21. The house
yesterday was the scene of wild cotkfusion,
precipitated by the refusal of the speaker
to allow debate on the question of the ap
proval of the journal. Mills, in a very ex
cited manner, ran down the aisle, and,
shaking his fist at the speaker, denounced
him as practicing a frid upon the house.
But the speaker w4ls immovable, and
called upon those opposed to approving
the journal to rise, and declared the mo
tion to approve the journal carried. Fur
ther demonstration, were ma le by Mills,
snd the time was consume! until 1
o'clock, when the journal was finally ap
proved. The district of Columbia appro
priation bill was then carried into com
mittee, bat beyond a namoc-r of political
speeches no action was taken on tne bill
proper, aad the house adjourned. During
theMiiLs d:rmoa.5tratio.i the sergeaut-at-sruis
had to carry the u.acs down the aisle
to restore ork-r.
In the s.-n ,te A'dri. h at 1:.V ake-l for
the consideration of his resolution for a
etiangeof the rules. Ttieque-tion was
a.SCUsfseU Uiltli a o'fi
tions bill was laid
George, wiio h.-vl tiie
yield to Ktijbody. sl ;.
sgaiast tue ti
weary that he vi :. .
k-iv, uea ::e eiec
re t!.e s-nte, and
!io ?. !-!. ne-1 to
'Kit i ins speech
if.i-.iie r-c-me so
moved th:t in ci-jtu:e r-s.iu-o.i i-e taken
up. The ntOLion ws ieciH.vi.earrietl, al
though Hansom in s:e i th-i it h.l nyt
been. A rnotioa t adj ;xrr,i v.a- aI-o car
ried, with the c:.. n-e r .-olution the next
thing tor cvas; l.-raMoj as tiie record
THE ROMANCE JOURNALISTIC.
A Washington CitT Taper's Sensation as
v to the Civil Service Board.
Washington City, Jan. 2!. On Dec 25
a letter from the civil service commis
sioners to the president, criticising por
tions of Post master General Wanamaker's
report ia reference to civil service exam
inations as applied to ostal employes,
Was given to the press, apparently in ad
vance of its delivery to the president. The
Post yesterday printed a sensational
story of the president calling the civil
service commissioners before him and ad
ministering a stinging r)uke for their
action in the matter. The statements are
sai l to be on the best authority, and the
president is quoted as having asked the
commissioners what right t i .y had to ad
dress a letter to Lin refl-cting
up.n a member of the cabinet aud
ru.sh it into the public prints; how they
k'twthe president wanted it publishe 1,
and if he himself ought not to be the best
judge., and to have been consulted with
in the matter; and the president is said to
have told the.u that many f.Skials had
been sumruariiy rt moved for a lesser
offense. Commissioner Lyman said yes
terday that there was more fiction than
truth in the story. Commissioner Thomp
son said the story was a fabrication from
beginning to end. He had not had an
interview with the president for six
months. Commissioner Roosevelt said he
had had but one interview with the presi
dent in six months, and that wa.s on
Saturday last, when the president treated
him pleasantly and courteously.
HOW IT WAS BROUGHT ABOUT.
Aldrich and Gorman Responsible for the
Washington City, Jan. 21. The action
of the senate in taking up the cloture rule
last evening was the result of an under
standing between Aldrich and Gorman.
George, who yielded the floor for Aldrich
to move that the cloture rule le taken up,
endeavored to ascertain whether he would
be allowed to proceed with his speech if
the rule was adopted; but the senate ad
journed ln-fore George succeeded in obtain
ing a definite answer to his question.
Under the present rules George need not
have yielded to Aldrich. and a number of
Democratic senators think that the Re
publicans will be obliged to allow him to
continue his speech today.
C laim of the Kepnblicans.
Republican senators, however, claim
that the discussion of the cloture rule is a
question of highest privilege, and that it
has precedence over all other measures,
and may be brought up at any time with
out regard to a pending meaur-. To-day
it is tx;iet-ted that the tight oa the cloture
rule will U.-,dn in earnest. Whiie it can
not be learned definitely what the Repub
lican programme will be, it is certain that
the policy of the Republicans will be vig
orously aggressive, and that much depen
dence has been placed in the ability of
Vice President Morton to make rulings
favorable to a speedy disposition of the
Defrauding Colored IVole.
Washington City, Jan 21 The United
States and Congo Emigration company,
whose circulars proposing to give a ticket
to Africa and ten acres of laad there for
f 1 are being circulated in the south, is
subject to a great deal of attention from
the local press. Its headquarters here are
located in a small shoemaker's shop, and
its general manager, tne lev. T. Green, a
colored man. admits in a conversation
that Its plans for carrying out its promises
are very dimly defined, and that it has
no definite idea when the 1,4' JO or more
colore.l persons who have paid their dollar
would get the transportation promised.
Amending the Commerce Law.
Washington City, Jan. 21. The house
committee on commerce reported favora
bly to the house yesterday a bill amending
the inf. st ace commerce biu-m as to al
low r..ih-.ia 1 companies to make reduced
rates oi trati-prtalioti and to permit
them to carry a weight of sample buggaae
to commercial travelers who travel for
vhohstale houses. The bid also permits
the companies to carry th.:ir own employes
Sago Flour Is Dottaole.
Washington City. Jan. 21. The treas
ury department has decided that the sago
flour of commerce is starch, and subject to
duty at 2 cents p-er pound. Ths collector
of customs at lio-ion, who has been pass
ing it duty :ree, is directed to exact duty
on it in the future.
Honors for Joe Iionoghue.
NEWBfliGH, N. Y., Jan. 21. The New
burgh Skating association has in prepara
tion a medal for Joe Donoghue, champion
skater of the world. On the night of Joe's
return he will be welcomed home with a
torchlight parade, to be followed by a re
ception aud banquet.
TO SAVE ONE MX
Five Hundred Railway Employes
Go on a Strike.
"EACH FOB ALL LSD ALL FOS EACH"
The Labor I'nioa Motts Pat Into Eieen
tlon on the Chicago and Krh Train
Dispatchers ami Operators I-e-e Their
Post with the Demand That C. C.
freott Be Reinstated Why He W as Dis
chargedA Prospect That Other Iea
TI!1 Join with the Strikers.
Chicago, Jan. 21. All the train dis
patchers and operators employe"! by the
Chicago and Erie road, formerly the Chi
go and Atlantic, struck at 10 o'clock
last tight. The places of the dispatchers
sere promptly filled by officer of the
road, who w i'.l dispatch trains until new
men can ife secured. It is expected by the
management that a number of trainmen
'ill aL strike. All the trains in motion
t 10 p. ni., when the strike began,
u-iil 1 allowed to proceed through to des
tination. The cause of the difficulty is
leculiar. C. C. Scott, secretary of the Xa
tional Order of Railway Conductors and a
t -ain dispatcher for the Chicago and Erie
at Huntington, InL, was suspended for
t suing a train order which nearly precip
itated a disastrous collision. In conse
qaencethe trainmen and operators em
ployed by the company threatened to
st rike if Scott was not reinstated, and sev
eral conferences have been held between
tlemand the management at Munting
tc n, Ind.
fceott Said To Be I nreliable.
The company learned that Scott had
ptoviously bt-n discharged from the New
York, Lake Erie and Western, where his
superiors giva him a bad record for unre
in; bility. General Manager Tucker de
cided that it would be unsafe to leave
Scxt in charge of train orders, and
determined to make his supenion per
manent. This roused the anger of the
conductors and operators, who determined
to strike. An effort has been
mde to draw a'l the employes of the
rotd into the strike. General Manager
Tucker, however, thinks that the engi
ne rs and firemen will remain loyal, a
thfir committees express satisfaction with
the company's course regarding Scott.
Th'-re has however, been so much feeling
stiired up by the conductors that many
fireaien and engineers may go out.
The Tltiniatnm of the Strikers.
T - the communication addressed to the
ofiv-ers of the r.nion by Manatr-r Tucker
sta ing in exienso the reasons for dis-cha-gitig
Sc.tt. rbe followinc reply wa.
recti vel last ni-ght:"Wehave l-c-n appoint
ed . committ' e with instructions t notify
you that, relieving that bad fai'h hsljeen
sLo vn on the prt tf the companj in dis
missing C. Stott at the expiration of
the term for which he was suspended, nn
les he is reinsrared lefore th.u time all
the aiembvrs f theO. R. C. and dispatch
ers in the employ of this company will re
tire from worK at 10 o'clock p. rii. to-day.
Possible extension of the Strike.
General Manager Tucker said that the
difni uity did not extend berond the Chi
cago and Erie division of the Erie system a
yet. The Chicago and Erie extends from
Chic ico to Marion, Ohio. There are alout
5f0 train dispatchers, operators, conduc
tors, brakemen, engineers and firemen.
Of these Mr. Tucker thinks the engineers,
fire rc en and passenger conductors will re
main loyal to the company. The fast Chi
cago express from New York, which
was delivered to the Chicago and Erie at
Marian. Ohio, at 11:20 last night, was
promptly manned by its retruiar crew, and
start'-d west on time. Ii-p.-.tcl.cs from
Huntington. Ind., say that the different
brothei hods of enirineers. conductors, and
firem n will stand by Scott, and that the
employes on the Xew York. Pennsylvania
and Ohio divisions of the Erie system will
stand bvtiie Chicaso and Erie strikers.
The .'ew York. Pennsylvania and Ohio
extends from Marion, O., to Sal tmanca,
X. Y.. with branch lines into t'iucinnati
ami C level.-tnd.
Agreed to strike and Barked Ont.
Chk ago, Jan. 21. The strike of the op
erators and station agent employed on
the CI icatro, Milwaukee and St. Paul rail
way system appears to lie at an end. The
strike committee complains bitterly of
thelarje number of operators who signed
the agreement promising to strike when
ordered to do s i, and who refused to ful
fill the r agr.-ement when the crisis came.
REALISM ON THE STAGE.
Sair'nli Committed Before an Australian
New Yor.K. Jan. 21. A Press sjiecial
from iran Francisco says: Advices re
ceived from Sydney say that a sensational
scene w as witnessed during a performance
by Mrs. Potter and Kyrle lJellew in
"Hero and I-ander.n The curtain had
fallen on the first act aud Mrs Potter and
Beliew were bowing in front of it in re
sponse to a recall. At this moment John
Payne, a seaman of H. M. Orlando,
sprang on tiie stage, drew a revolver and
shot Lli lselt in the abdomen. The wildest
excitement prevailed. Women screamed
and Mis. Potter fainted. Payne was
taken ti the hospital, where he died soon
afterwaifl. The performance was con
tinued. Mrs. Potter was much upset by
tiie event, but struggled bravely through
to the et d.
Miles Ouiets the Indians.
Pine Kiim.e, S. D., Jan. 21. Gen. Miles
has suoeeded in allaying to a great ex
tent the exciteau-nt under which the In
dians lal sired Monday. Late in the day
he called a numlier of the chiefs together
and explained to them how the Few Tails
killing was committed, aud assured them
that both l.iniseif and the army considered
it a cold-hiooded aud brutal murder, and
the arm v was in no manner responsible
Another (ot!ile by the Siauilanl.
FlNDLAY, O.. Jan. 21 Negotiation"
were concluded yesterday by which the
Standard Oil company will acquire all the
projH?rty of C. C. Harris, the largest indi
vidual producer in the northwestern Ohio
oil field. The amount of the salt: will
reach alK'Ut tiT"),0t)0. This is property the
Standard has long tieen trying to buy, and
adds larii dy toward giving that corpora
tion the c miroi ling interest iu the Ohic
Irish Tenants Paying Their Rents.
London. Jan. 21. An official report
shows that 900 of the tenants w ho allowed
themselves to be evicted from their farm
under the league plan of campaign havt
paid their rents, and resumed occupation
since the Pt.rnell division of the Irish
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in all stales
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
house that are suitable for Xmas
and builders' hardware.
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Always t ear 4 oil.
specialty of selun'o the beat Shoes made at Lowest possible
prices. A trial will convince ycu.
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