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TELE AKGU8. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2C. 1891.
TOTED ON SUBSIDY.
The Final Struggle Over the
BOTH PASTIES JUBILANT IN THEN.
The Republicans Abandon Their Orig
inal rurpose and ran a Mail Contract
Measure Senator Blair Gets the Chi
nese Mission The Two Houses Do a
Lang Day's Work and Adjourn Very
Late at Night The Resignation of
Treasurer Huston Capital Items.
Washington Citt, Feb. 2a There was
a hot fight in the house yesterday over
the shipping subsidy bill, and at one
time the Democrats were jubilant over
what seemed to be the death of the meas
ure. The next moment the Republicans
had their innings, and were cheering over
its resurrection. But the bill did not pass.
In its place a mail service bill was put
through after a struggle against points
of order innumerable, all of which were
decided by the speaker'against those who
raising them. During the early part of
the consideration of the shipping bill
many amendments were offered, but most
of them rejected, and a number of vigor
ous speeches were made against the bill,
which the Democrats characterized as a
measure to loot the treasury.
Called on Hoi man to Speak Out.
Holman of Indiana, in speaking to a
formal amendment, warned congress
against the policy of subsidies, and called
attention to the disgrace which had here
tofore been associated with congress when
it had entered upon that policy. Gros
venor of Ohio said that if the gentleman
from Indiana knew of any member who
had been approached corruptly in favor of
the shipping bill it was due to his great
service to the country, and to his high
character that he should make a specific
charge. If there was a representative of
aay American constituency who knew
there was a corrupt villain here, lurking
somewhere, it was his duty to get np and
denounce the villain. Let not gentlemen
wait until the bill was passed, but make
their charges now.
The Final Struggle Begins.
All this debate took place in committee
of the whole. A special order to that ef
fect having been adopted Wednesday,
when the hour of 5 p. m. arrived the com
mittee rose and reported the bill to the
house, and then Farquhar formally of
fered the house substitute for the senate
bilL Springer made the point of order
that this being Friday the house was in
recess until 8 o'clock, but that point w as
overruled by the speaker on the trroun.l
that the -peri:il order superseded the gen
eral rule. Then the house became a scene
of confusion, growing out of the parlia
mentary tangle in which it found itself.
Excitement Over a Vote.
"The substitute having been offered,
Fithian of Illinois obtained permission to
offer a free ship substitute. Iost yeas,
117; nays, 172. The house substitute was
then agreed to 144 to 47. The vote then
recurring on ordering the senate bill, as
amended by the substitute to a third
reading, the roll was called amid intense
excitement. Every resoonse was anxiously
awaited nnd as the call came to a close
and it was known that the motion had
been defeated, there were many manifes
tations of pleasure on the Democratic
side. At the last moment, Dingley
changed his vote to the negative, and the
speaker announced the vote to be: Yeas.
142; nays, 14H. The announcement was
greeted with wild applause by the Demo
crats. The Republicans' Time to Howl.
Then Dingley moved to reconsider a
motion which McMillin promptly moved
tc lay on the table. This motion was de
featedyeas, 146; nays, 149; and the Re
publicans were jubilant. Then came the
vote on the motion to reconsi Jer. This
motion was agreed to yeas, 14S; nays, 143;
and the question again recurred on ordering
the bill to third reading. The third reading
of the bill was ordered yeas, 147; nays,
145. Cannon of Illinois moved that the
"bill be recommitted to the committee on
merchant marine and fisheries, with in
structions to that committee to report
back forthwith a bill similar to the sen
ate bill on the same subject to provide
for ocean mail service between the United
States and foreign ports.
Bombardment of Points of Order.
Bland of Missouri raised the point of
order that the committee could not direct
the report "forthwith." McMillin of Ten
nessee argued that a similar point of or
der had been made and sustained against
Bland when he sought to recommit the
silver bill passed last session. Blount of
Georgia made a further point of order
that the motion to recommit was in viola
tion of the spirit of the special order
under which the bill was considered. The
Bpeaker ruled that Cannon's motion wus
in order, and put the previous question on
the motion, which was ordered yeas, 125;
Confusion During Rnll-Cull.
The question then followed on Cannoa's
motion to recommit with instructions,
and it was carried yeas, 143; nays, 142.
During the roll-call there was great con
fusion on the floor. The first call showed
that there was no party feeling involved
in the question.and Republicans and Dem
ocrats alike voted as they liked. But
then began a series of changes of votes,
the Republicans who had voted in the
negative changing their votes to the af
firmative, and the Democrats who had
voted iu the affirmative recording their
votes id the negative. Twice had the vote
to be recapitulated before its accuracy
could be relied upon. The motion was
announced, and immediately Farquhar of
New York rose and reported back the
bill in accordance with the instructions.
Another Fusillade of "Points."
The bill having been read, a fusillade of
points of order was directed from the
Democratic side. Crisp of Georgia made
the point that Farquhar was the mouth
piece of the committee ana not the com
rnittee itself and that he had no right to
usurp the power of the committee. The
speaker overruled this point, holding
that the committee was but the agent of
the house, and that the gentleman from
New York was in order as the mouth
piece of that committee, which was under
instructions from the house to report
back the bill
Conclusion of the Conflict.
Then Crisp raised the further point that
the bill must be considered in the com
mittee of the whole, pending which the
point was raised that the bill had lost its
privileged character and must take its
place at the foot of the calendar. The
-speaker overruled both points of order.
and the senata wu as amended was
passed yeas, 140; nays, 120. Farqaahar
moved that a conference be ordered, pend
ing which Bland moved an adjournment.
Lost yeas 74, nays, 11 L Pending action
on Farquahar's motion the house at mid
The Republican Opposition.
The Republicans whose votes defeated
the bill on the first test vote were Bayne,
Butterworth, Candler of Massachusetts
Connell, Gest. Hopkins, Kelley, Lacy,
Laws, La Follette, McCord, McComas,
Peters, Pickler and Post. . Of the Demo
crats Cummings, Spinola and Biggs voted
for the bilL On the vote to reconsider,
Gest, Peters and Post, Republicans, came
into line, while two others, Pickler and
McCord, were absent.
Substance of the Measure.
The substitute as passed by the house
merely authorizes the postmaster general
to contract for not less than five nor
more than ten years with American citi
zens for carrying mails on American
steamships between the United States and
foreign ports (the Dominion of Canada
excepted), to subserve and promote the
postal and commercial interests of the
United States, the mail service to be dis
tributed equitably among the ports of the
Atlantic, Pacific and the gulf of Mexico,
and the vessels contracted with to be of
American construction, and officered by
BLAIR IS TO GO TO CHINA.
The New Hampshire Senator Will Suc
ceed Col. Deubr.
Washington City, Feb. 28. The ap
pointment of Senator Blair, of New
Hampshire, to the
mission so long
held by Col. Denby,
of Indiana, was a
decided surprise to
most people in this
,ycity. When it was
s n o wn, however.
it? u.at uis name uaa
been received by the
senate ail the mem-
Si: ' t bers were eager to
H. w. Burn, congratulate him
on his good fortune. . He himself was
manifestly pleased. On Monday last the
president sent for Mr. Blair and eked
him to consider the advisability of accept
ing the Chinese mission.
Took Too Long to Think.
The senator thanked the president and
said that he would think the matter over.
While he was engaged in thinking his
name came to the senate. He said last
evening that he had not yet decided
whether he would accept. The opinion
was unanimus in the senate chamber that
while Blair may have been something of
a bore while his educational bill was under
consideration, he will make a very suc
cessful diplomat. The Chinese mission is
rated as a second-class one, an.l the sal
ary is ?J2,5:X.
The senate in secret session yesterday
confirmed Blair's nomination instanter,
and also the following: Truxton Beale, of
California, minister to Persia. Consuls
J. A. Anderson, of Kansas, Cairo; II. M.
Hard, of New York, Clifton, Out.; .T. V.
Long, of Pennsylvania, Florence; Selah
Merrill, of Massachusetts, Jerusalem; P.
C. Hanna, of Iowa, Laguayra; NY. S. Stan
ley, Wisconsin, Picton, N. s.; S. II. M.
Byers, of Iowa, St. Galle; A. H Xeill, of
Maine, St. Stephens, N. B.; W. W. Ap
person, of Kansas, Vera Cruz. M. A.
Knapp, of New York, interstate commerce
LONG SESSIONS IN EOTH HOUSES.
The Senate Stays Vp Till 11:10 and the
House Till Midnight.
Washington Citt, Feb. 2S. In the sen
ate yesterday the message of the president
vetoing the bill establishing a record and
pension office of the war department was
referred. Papers supporting the claim of
William H. Claggett to a seat in the sen
ate from the state of Idftho for the term
beginning March 4 next (the seat for
which the credentials of Dubois are al
ready on file), were presented and filed.
The Nicaragua canal bill was laid aside
for this session. The legislative appro
priation bill was passed with a number of
amendments and the immigration bill,
together with a number of other bills,
were taken from the calendar and parsed
Rough on the Pure Food Bill.
Paddock's pure food bill was made un
finished business, but later it lost its posi
tion because Vance raised an objection to
unanimous consent to take up the Indian
appropriation, thus forcing Dawes to
make a formal motion to take it np.
Berry objected to the consideration of the
direct tax bill, and it went over. The In
dian appropriation then came up and
there was a world of talk until 10 p. ni.,
when the bill was laid aside and the cal
endar taken up again, but it was noticed
that there was no quorum, and after wait
ing half an hour, the senate at 11:10 p. in.
The Doing of the House.
The house devoted the entire day to de
bate on the shipping bill, and bean vot
ing on amendments to the measure at 5
o'clock. Farquhar moved to amend the
bill by substituting the house bill, and
after several votes in one of which the
bill was defeated and only saved by Ding
ley voting with the opposition and mov
ing reconsideration, which was carried
the bill as amended was ordered to third
reading. Then Cannon moved that it be
recommitted with instructions to report
forthwith a mail contract bill, pure and
simple. This was done, and the latter
bill finally passed. There was much con
fusion and excitement and points of order
innumerable to decide during the debate.
Pending a motion to ask the senate for a
conference the bouse adjourned at mid
Leancke to Succeed Huston.
Washington Crrr, Feb. 28 It is gen
erally accepted here that United Stales
Treasurer Huston has resigned and that
J. A. Lemcke will be appointed his suc
cessor. None of the parties interested
will authorize any statement on the sub
ject and the truih of the rumors can not
be either officially denied or affirmed. It
is thought, however, that Mr. Lenicke's
name for United States treasurer will be
Bent to the senate to-day. He is in the
city. The reasons assigned for Mr. Hus
ton's resignation are both political and
social dissatisfaction with the administra
tion in that he and his family were not
properly recognized in either respect.
The Wstohinsn Didn't Know Foster.
Washington Citt, Feb. 28. Secretary
Foster, on his return from cabinet meet
ing yesterday, was refused admittance to
the treasury department. A friend to
him explained to the watchman that the
gentleman with him was the secretary of
the treasury and he was admitted.
WILL PAY HIS WAY
Comedy-Drama in the Legisla.
t jre of Nebraska.
ONE GEEAT EEF0EJI INAUGUEATED.
A Member Dramatically Tears Cp His
Railway Pass and Another Takes a
Tumble While Reaching for His To k
t I-em-cke and the United States
Treasurtrship Wisconsin Cltizers
Want a Big Cot in Official Salaries
The Illinois Solons.
Lincoln. Neb., Feb. 28. There was a
comedy-drima scene in the bouse yester
day. The bill abolishing free passes on
railways was under discussion. The bill
declares it to be unlawful for any railroad
company to give a pass or to carry free
any persoc over 8 years of age, excepting
railroad eriployes. It is also made un
lawful to accept a pass or to ride free.
Persons violating any of the provisions of
the act shall be deemed guilty of a misde
meanor, and upon conviction shall be
fined not less than $500 nor more than
$1,000, or imprisoned in the county jail
for a per od of not more than thne
Where the Drama Came In.
After st me hours spent in discussing
the bill, a motion prevailed to recommend
it for passu ge. Church Howe, of Nemaha,
arose in h s place and suggested that, as
a crowninp act of the great reform accom
plished during the session, he wOuld move
that all tie members come forward and
publicly dt stroy their passes. He empha
sized his it otion by tearing up his own.
Felton, of Nuckolls, took umbrage at Lis
remarks, and indignantly denied that he
had a pass, or that ever in his life he had
had one. A scene of disorder ensued, and it
was some time before order could be re
stored. The Comedy KflTcct.
When, however, this had been accom
plished chaos was again precipitated by
the violent efforts of Storms, of Nemaha,
to reach his pass. In making a dive for
his pocket where it was supposed to be he
lost his lalance and went, chair on 1
all, over btckward into the center aisle
which divides the grangers from the allied
Republican and Democratic forces.
Chnrch Howe sprang to the rescue and
arrived in lime to assist him to rise. The
eight-hour bill was then read a third time
A TALK WITH LEMCKE.
He Gives the Exact status f the Treas
New Yokk, Feb. J. A. Lemcke, for
mer state treasurer of Indiana, arrivt d
here yesterday from Washington City.
Mr. Ierncke has been prominently men
tioned as Mr. Huston's suct-i'ssor as tr; s-uri-rof
the-United States. He admitted
that he had been offvred the position, but
has not yet decided to accept it. I have
been with President Harrison mot of the
afternoon," said he, "conversing upon the
treasuryship question. The president has
not yet accepted Mr. Huston's resigna
tion, and I have not yet been appointed.
Nothing Certain o Far.
"Mr. Harrison will, however, offer me
the office if he accepts Mr. Huston's resig
nation. II ; asked me Thursday whether
I would accept the appointment. I can
not say wh ither I will or not, and I told
the preside it I rould not make up my
mind immediately. I have engaged past
age in the steamship Victoria for a trip
abroad with my entire faxily. We are to
sail early in May. If I can postpone this
trip I will probably accept."
Madison. W is., Feb. 2S. In the senate
yesterday Kempf's bill prohibiting child
labor in factories came np and was indefi
nitely postponed by a strict party vote,
the Republicans being for it and the Dem
ocrats against it. Otber bills meeting a
l.ke fate were those giving notaries pub
lic the right to solemuize marriages
and adm iting to practice at tie
bar without examination persons
who have studied law five yea;
In the assembly a discussion was had over
the bill giving the right of action to a de
pendent sister or brother in a suit for
damages w here death has resulted while
the victim was in the employ of corpora
tions. It was recommitted. A petition
was received from citizens of Fayette. La
fayette county, asking that the salaries of
all 6tate officers, from governor down, be
reduced from one-third to one half.
Michigan Patron of Industry.
Lansing, Mich., Feb. 28. The state
association of Patrons of Industry, rep-
senting 80,(00 members, yesterday adopted
a report recommending to the legislature
that the tax law be so amended as to
relieve farm property from taxation to the
amount of the mortage thereon; that the
legal rate of interest be fixed at 5 per cent.;
the repeal of all Fpecial railroad charters:
the creation of a dairy and food commis
sion, with power to examine all articles
of food and prosecute all persons guilty of
adulterating the same; the property of all
building, nan, and savings associations
to be taxed the same as all ot her assess
able property, and that the rates for lej.al
advertising be reduced.
The Illinois Legislature.
Sfringfild, Ills., Feb. 2a Owing to
the refusal of the three farmers to partici
pateinjokt sessions of the bouse nnd
senate on Saturday and Monday the Dem
ocratic steering committee at its meeting
ordered a truce until Tuesday, and most
of the members left for their homes.
There was no ballot in joint session. The
bouse refused to adopt a resolution direct
ing the speaker to name the standing com
mittees, by a party vote, Cockrell voting
with the Democrats. The bill fixing
rates oi interest was postponed lor a
week. In the senate a number of bills
were introd need.
The "Tltree Americas Company."
Washington Citt. Feb. 28. Green
halge of Massachusetts introduced in the
house yesterday (by request) a bill to in
corporate me inree Americas company
for the purjose of promoting trade and
commerce by engaging in any lawful
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Arrest of a State Treasurer.
Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 28. -Ex-State
Treasurer Woodruff was arrested late
yesterday on a warrant sworn out by
Prosecuting Attorney Pembertou. on the
coarge oi violating tfie law in the im
proper use tif the public funds during bit
term. The shortage of over $03, 'WU was
paid last week. He at once save bond in
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