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XLI NO. 286
HOCK ISLAND. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 189
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COMMENTS ON REMARKS OF DUBOIS
A Curtoni Situation In Congress Both
Houses tngaged in a Similar Struggle at
the Sm Time Hot Time in the House
Resulting In the Report of the Klection
Law Ii'ieal Hill The Speaker's Hillings
and the Iccpnblicaii Criticism.
Washington, Sept. 21. The situation
In congresf is becoming decidedly dramatic.
For the foist time in the history of the
government the spectacle is presented of
both houses in a deadlock on different
lines at the same time, and each prepared
to enter on a struggle of physical endur
ance to accomplish the purpose which the
majority iu either chamlxr lias in view.
The dilllciilt it's the house will encounter
in the preliminary stages of debate on the
elections law repeal bill are likely to prove
much less serious than those with which
the Semite has been struggling for four
weeks, and with which it will go on
struggling for probably some weeks longer.
The struggle iu the house is simply to se
cure a quorum of its own members and
keep them 'in attendance, and the commit
tee on rules, aided from tho chair by the
speaker, will do the rest.
That Reference to the Force Rill""
The debate will probably le long and
very bitter and all the resources of parlia
mentary strategy exhausted to de
lay, but there is a clearly de
fined ontconie In sight iutbe
house. It is far different in the senate.
An incident in the debate in that body
has been productive of much gravo com
ment outside the chamber as perhaps in
dicating a serious possibility. When Du
bois rose instead of Teller to pick up
Voorliees' gage of battle, after comment
ing on and criticising Voorhees' remarks
he asked whether the silver repeal bill
might not eventually be lieateu by the
same indirect means that proved fatal to
the force bill. As Dubois truly said the
senate never voted on the latter bill, for
under ono of the peculiar rules of the sen
ate the bill was one day simply displaced
by the reapportionment bill as unfinished
business after occupying that position for
fifty days. Thereby it fell to the foot of
the calendar and was never more heard of
in a legislative sense.
Significant Kemurk by Dubois.
Dubois remarked signilicantly that even
the silver senators might eventually be eo
overcome by administration influence as
to be found supporting the Democratic
senators in their effort to pass the bill to
repeal the federal electiou law. That was
the remark that disturbed some of the
older senators. And the inference they
drew from' it is that the silver senators
hope to prtitract the debate until the
house has passed the Tucker bill and then
join hands with the southern Democratic
senators in voting to take it up in the
senate and, thus displace the silver bill
exactly as was done with the force bill.
Everything KIhc Huh to Wait.
Meanwhile in both houses all general
legislation will remain suspended until a
conclusion is reached on the two topics
daily becoming more closely cut wiued with
each other the repeal of tiie Shertnau law
and of the federal elections legislation.
The introduction of bills goes on, hut the
committees simply receive them in a per
functory way and pigeonhole them for a
future day. Some pessimistic ohlookers
are inclined to think that if Chairman
Wilson, of ways and means, is able to
carry out his present intention of intro
ducing a tariff bill by Nov. 1 that measure
will be just about iu time to take the place
of the two topics now engrossing atten
QUITE LIVELY IN THE HOUSE.
The Fight Ho lug lrinrlpally Retween the
Speaker aui Republicans.
There was little that was exciting in
the senate, the v) hole day leing taken up
with long speeches on the silver question,
George of Mississippi making the princpal
speech against the silver bill. But things
were lively in the house. For several
days the Republicans had prevented the
report of the election law repeal bill with
out trouble and with few incidents worth
noting. This could not go on forever.
There was bound to lie livelier times, and
they began when the work of the rules
committee at the meeting arranged for
after the Democratic caucus as reported
iu these dispatches was presented to the
This report provided that upon its adop
tion the speaker shall proceed to call com
mittees for reports, and that until that or
der is exhausted no motion whatever shall
be entertained. The order is denounced
by Reed ami Burrows as the most drastic
in parliamentary history. Burrows said:
"Iu the Fifty-first congress all that we
ever did was to cut off dilatory motions.
But now, if the Capitol Bhould fall down
or take tire while the committees were be
ing called, we could not even take recess."
And so when Burrows made his usual mo
tion to dispense with the call for reports of
committee, and Catchings presented a re
port from Che committee on rule?, the issue
was joined and the real fight begun.
Burrows immediately made the point
that the rules committee had no right to
originate an order of business, but the
speaker overruled the point promptly.
Burrows appealed, and after Fitch had
moved to lay the appeal on the table Bur
rows moved a recess of one hour. Catch
ings made the point that this motion was
out of order pondiug a report from the
rules committee, and Burrows said there
was no report from the rules committee
before the house. Ue had objected to that
report and had raised a point of order
against it. Besides, it had not even been
read. No report was in possession of the
bouse until it bad been read.
The speaker wasn't troubled to get over
that objection. He ordered the clork to
reuTi Clie report. aespue lue angry objections
and protests of both Keed and Burrows.
Reed said that it was a recognized custom
in this and all other parliamentary bodies
that, whenever anybody had a right to
objqct the physical fact of reading a
measure would not obviate that objection.
This was very simple and lain nurlia.
men wry law auuut wnicn there could be
no question. The gentleman from Missis
sippi had proposed to present a certain
document to the house to be acted upon.
Prior to its reception the gentleman from
Michigan had made the point of order
to the speaker that it was not receivable
without any reference to the contents of
it. The question before the house was
whether the report should be received.
The speaker hvi recognized that was the
questjon by Ids rulings upon it. That
was the question before the house. That
ruling was one of the most surprising that
had ever bee made.
Democrats laughed at this, and Reed
continued and said that if the majority of
the house were ready to do this thing it
must take the consequences. "We are
ready," came in a chorus from the Demo
cratic side. The speaker had decided,
coutinued Reed, contrary to all parlia
mentary rules, that a commit tee had a
right to originate legislation. That was a
new departure. The question was upon
the reception of the report of the commit
tee on rules. The speaker was undertak
ing to have it received prior to tl.e action
of the house permitting its reception. It
made no difference whether the speaker
directed the clerk to call tho roll or not.
The house had to decide, and until the
house decided the resolution was not be
fore the house. He was aware that the
majority could override the plain prin
ciples of parliamentary law; but if it in
tended to do so he wantgd to know it. If
Herod was to be ouf-Heroded, Herod
wanted to witness the transaction. Loud
and continued laughter and applause.
The speaker ruled that the report was
beforn the house until otherwise deter
mined by the house. Then there were
more motions and Reed said that the
chair had decided Burrows' motion a dila
tory motion, the speaker contending that
he simply ruled it not in order. Burrows'
appeal was laid on the table and the
speaker said that Burrows' motion to dis
pense with the call was next in order, but
being corrected by Reed recognized Catch
ings to call up the rulescommittee's re
port. There were more motions and ap
peals which the speaker refused to enter
tain, and when Catchings demanded the
previous question oil the rules commit
tee's report Payne raised the question of
consideration and the chair refused to en
tertain it. Then Payne appealed and
again the chair declined to entertain, say
ing: "The house has decided the question
When?" queried Reed. ''Last Con
gress,'' replied the speaker. 'Last con-grerr-:-"
ejaculated Mr. Reed, with an em
phasis on the "last." Crisp then rose and
'gave it out cold" that he would enter
tain no mot ioti nor appeal on tbe matter
pending. When Burrows moved to lay
the reimrt on the table Crisp refused to
put it, nor would he entertain an appeal.
So the vote on the demand for the previous
question was reached and after three
trials carried 1H0 to 1 the Republicans
exhausting the list of parliamentary de
lays, which was very short.
SE! REED OPENS THE ORATORY.
lie Attacks Democratic House Methods
Tbeu the talk began. Reed said he could
not equal the fiery denunciations of tho
gentleman from Indiana (Bynum) against
the rules of the Fitty-first congress, nor
could he; equal the choice epithets used
four years ago by the gentleman from
Kentucky (Breckinridge). He (IWd) was
suffering from the fact that he was not
backed up by such a chorus as had made
the air vocal four years ago. The mem
bers on the Republican side were too well
educated to iudulce in mere noise.
Laughter. The Republican party ia
the Fifty-first congress had made certain,
rules. First impressions were the most
powerful. The Republicans today occu
pied au unusual position. They stood to
win in any event. Laughter.
The Democratic party had either to re
sort to everything they had denounced or
to be beaten. Laughter. The Demo
crats had their choice between humilia
tion and defeat, and they bad chosen hu
miliation. Laughter. They had delib
erately settled themselves into the traces
that they had affected to despise. Not only
had the house violated all the precedents
of 100 years, but it had added a new sect to
the occasion by violating all principles of
parliamentary law. It had announced
that committees could originate leglsla
tion. It had destroyed the sacred right
of appeal, for which the present occupant
of the chair had argued vigorously four
Catchiugs said it was hardly worth
while to sny anything in vindication of
the parliamentary rulings made by the
speaker today. It was cruel of the gen
tleman from Maine to advise the Demo
crats that they were in a state of humilia
tion. He (Catchings) had not discovered
it himself. He thought that the Demo
crats were getting along pretty well.
Laughter. The trouble with the gen
tleman from Maine was that he had dis
covered that there were other methods
than those invented by him and his asso
ciates iu the Fifty-first congress by which
the house could do business. Applause.
Besides, the methods now proposed were
eminently fair. Applause. The gentle
man had had a little taste of the power of
Henderson of Iowa said that the bill that
it was proposed to get before the house by
methods without a parallel was for the
destruction of the only national laws
against ballot-box corruption. If the bill
were passed in ten years there would not
be a Republican elected to the house from
the south except from eastern Tennessee.
"Oh," exclaimed Henderion, "applaud
your own infamy if you will."
Hatch alluded to Reed as the man who
in the Fifty-first congress had run the
house with a hand of iron, and who now
came in and protested against a majority
of the representatives of the American
peopie controlling its action. Most of his
speech was denunciation of John L Daven
port. Fellows referred to the suavity of man
ner which had characterized Burrows'
"motions to dispense" on former days and
contrasted it with his vigor now, when he
had all the ferocity of the blizzards that
originated in his state. Then the gen
tleman from the pine trees had come for
ward, and although he might be "suaviter
iu niodo" he was "Tortiter in Reed."
Laughter. He referred to Tammany as
a thorn iu the Republicaus' side laugh
ter, aud said that with 11.000 "ruffians"
aoseut irom tne pons lauimany wocta
be a worse thorn.
The rules committee's report was then
agreed to 176 to 9 aud the election law
repeal bill was reported and put on the
calendar, ending the day's proceedings.
The Congressional Hrlef.
Washingtson, Sept. 21. Morgan in the
senate presented a petition from Alabama
for the unconditional repeal of the Sher
man law, saying that as it emanated from
New York capitalists it was rather an or
der from them than n petition from Ala
bama, Voorhees did not propose his long
sessions resolution, nor did Piatt his clo
ture proposition. George of Mississippi
spoke against the repeal bill. In the course
of a debate on the quorum question Teller
said he did not propose to acquiesce in
anything that would limit the power of
the minority for "obstruction." Then the
repeal bill talk went on, George yielding
and Gray, Hoar and others speaking, after
which the senate adjourned.
After a hot opposition by the Republic
ans in the house, during which the speaker
refused to entertain "dilatory" motions
and appeals, the rules committee's report
providing that the speaker shall entertain
no motion whatever until the roll of com
mittees for report is concluded, was adopt
ed, and the election law repeal bill re
ported and placed on the calendar.
Alabama Keeps l"p the Record.
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 21. David
Jones, colored, suspected of robbery at
McDowell, Smith county, was caught by
citizens and strung up to a tree in order to
extort a confession from him. He did not
Confess, and when half dead was taken
down, terribly whipped, and released.
Jones' friends have armed themselves and
attacked the whites. In the fight two ne
groes were killed and one white man w'aa
fatally wounded. Further trouble is ap
prehended. LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago, Sept. 20.-
Live Stock: The price at the Union
Stock yards today ranged ai follows:
H gs Estimated receipts for the day, 22.U03;
quality fair; left over, about 2,000; iuarkei
active with prices lo&lac higher; sales ranged
at f5.0VUitt.40 pigs, ftt.OOji'i. ij light. fc5.7Djl5.91
rough packing, fj.aj,0.7J mixed, and t&Ui
2,9.50 heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated, receipts for tho day
17,(0.'; qual ty fair; market rather quiet
on local and snippng account; good grades
rather firmer and price higher; quotation!
ranged at tb.&iQSAt choice toextra suipplffa
steers, f 4.(W35.2U good to choice do., li.CR
Q4.55 fair to good, $3. 0 J.SU com
mon to medium do, f3.0,J,&1.7J butch
ers' steers, $2.0 '32.75 Blockers. J.'. 502,1 0C
feeders, $1.0 42.8 coin, heifers
$1.50(13.50 bulls, $2.00&iSJ Texa steers,
$.5'(il.25 western rangers, and 82.50.i5.5J
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day.
18,000; quality fa r; market rather dull but
prices 6(2.10c lower; quotations ranged at
$2.253.70 per 100 lbs. Westerns, $2.25415
Texas, fl.D0il.2o natives and $2.505.9)
Following were the quotations oa ths
Board of Trade today: Wheat September,
opened 07c, closed d'H'- '- December, opened
fljgc, closed 71-; May, opened "8c.
closed "S4c. Com September, opened 40sc,
closed 4t$4c; December, ope led tlje, closed
ilip; May, opened itic, closed Hygo. Oats
September, opened 2ii9sc, c osed Oc
tober, opened ilic, closed .WJc; May.
opened Bifnc; cloi 31jc. Pork October,
opened fll.W, closed fli.tfj; January,
opened, $11.45, closed $14.15. Lard Sep
tember, o eued t.75, closed JS.50.
Proauce: Butter Fancy separator, 245
Sjo per lb; fancy dairy, SlQZic; paoklng
stock, 14o. Egs Fresh stock, lie per doz.
loss off. Live poultry Spring chickens, 8a
per lb; rojitrs. tij; tarkeys. liijllc; ducks.
8cj gees'. $3.0033.00 per doz. Potatoes
Wisconsin Kose. "ic per bu; fancy, 78c;
home grown, $VMl.2b per li-bu sack.
Sweet potatoes Jersey, fj.OJ per bbl; Bal
timore, i 1.2jJ,3.5i. .Apples New, fair to
choice, $2.uur!i2.7i per bbl. lloney White
clover, 1-lb sections, 12ri14j; broken comb,
He; dark comb, g jol uu a, UUc; ex
' York. ,
New York, Sept. 20.
Wheat October, 73 8-16&74c; December.
77 15-1 ttTTHc; May, 833S4V4C Oats-No,
nil ant easier; state, 374(&416c; western,
33(2,4l.Ljc; October, Vc; November, agfcia
SS; December, 33M,aBc; May, Slo. Corn
Not quoted. Pora Dull but firm; new
mesa, $17.M)017.5u. Lard Quiet and arm. .
The JLoral Ilarlteta. i
M heat 74&76e. t
New oils 36c.
llay Timothy. OOSS9.00 mpland. $8.005159.00
slfUS',ttt OOf7.00; baled, $10.009.00.
Butter Pair to choice, S2Hi23c ;creamery,25c
EKg Freh, 13c.
Poultry Chickens, 13c; tnrkejs U ; ducks
124c; gvese, 10c.
rariT ano vegbtables. 1
Apples fj00fi.0U per bbl. l
Onions title per bu. r
Turnips 40c per bu.
LI VI STOCK.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed Fteertf'
4?fc4Kc; cows and hcifcis, i','i'6Uc calve
1 1 x -.:......xiir:Umi I
k wncn luu Unil W I
TRt PRICE OF, OTHER BRANDS.
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