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CHILD'S pur IN CONGRESS.
How TiKt is Wasted in the [yowcr Honw. r , ul Miiii" •' mi'*—"'! **»«" oo the Direct Ta* HD-nt M( *t r " T Ttm '- Corm-pondcnee 5. Y. But> W i-tat*"™*. I>ec. S».—Any man , n a fish line, but not one in can untangle it. It is easy to In volve a deliberative body in a parlia entsry sr.aH, but not one in a bun dr*i can unravel it. Score* of young men interested in deliating societies . [runed to their -orrow that the nadv of Oushing • Manna! doe* not ,r-T with f * P ra tical knowledge of it«rul<~ Tbe brightest of wa is apt U) Ir»«* l"*' * h * n ' n the f 'h«ir. Kind, *. shrewd as his own are below him ready t" pro" b >' u " !«*« of his All remorselessly badger him on tbe first opportonity. Point* of order are made, and puzzling ques tions of privilege momentarily con front him On<* rattled, lie is gone. Erery effort to release hi*»«elf fixe* him more firmly in the parliamentary mud. He must either counsel with dearer heal" or tru«t to an adjourn ment for relief The poa-ihJitie- of parliamentary —jfti e were aptly iUu»tr«ted in the home last April The plummet sounded depths never reached before. Tbe bon'e finally surprised itself. It wotißil itself ' n '" a kn " l al only the sword of an Alexander could untie. Mr Carlisle i- a* clear-beaded as any of hi"- predecessor*, yet he lost him iwlf in the maze of his own decisions, and onlv regained his footing by the Mn i ( oh*i<n-nitiun of equally clear headed parliamentarians on the floor. Tbe detail* may be dry, but they will jatercsi thousand* who enjoy such tilt' The trouble arose in the considera tion of the direct t« x bill. It was de bated in the committer of the whole for one afternoon. On tbe next day lira Taylor, who had char: >■ of it, tried to limit deliate to an hour. Its opponent* wanted six hours. Taylor would not (rive way. and after a sharp fish; succeeded in making his limit. !?«• then moved to go into committee on the bill. The opponents of the aira-'-ure were fighting for time. It was of vital importance to them to keep tb<' hill out of committee. These four motion* indicate their line of de fense ti«n nates. I more that the house take arece- nntll&o'flock this •renins. (Jen Weaver —1 more to amend that siotl-m by striking out "i o'clock" an>l lu- grftirii? "4o'clock. ' Mr Breckinridge And I more au memlincnt t" the amendment that the re nih be taken outll I 30 o'clock. (rt ii Weaver pending those motions, I more the house do now adjourn. The speaker put the qiiesUon to the Utter motion. and said "the noes stem to have it < «en. < late* wasted all the time portable by nei-uring tin yeas and nay*. It taken about 40 minutes to call them. The motion wa* lost. Dates, however. voted with a view of moving a reconsideration. He had bitten off more than he r-nuld chew The -peaker ruled hi* motion out, bating the ruling upon the de rision of the chair on a jsjint of order made during tlie second session of the forty-fifth congress. He declared the reconsideration of a vote on ad journment out of order, because a motion to adjourn can lie repeated again and niter other business ha- intervened. The question next came on the I f' amendment of Mr. Breckinridge. Hen. oaten moved to table It. The speaker said that a motion to table an amend ment was not in order. Mr Taulbec then moved to table 4ien. Oates' motion for a > o'clock rc ce-"i and all the pending amendments. The s|ieaker replied that it was not in order to lay • tlher a motion to adjourn or a motion for a recess upon the ta ble The full parliamentary mill ua* then applied to the Breckinridge amendment The yeas and nays panned out 3to 177 I hi* left the sit uation thus t. < tales motion Mr a recess until r » p.m. I Weaver - I o'clock amendment The tangle grew worse under these complications X Amendment to Weaver's 4 o'cloek ameadment making the time 10a. tn. of fered t»y Krra Taylor, who demanded the merlons question. 4 Motion to adjouru, by Mr. Hreckon ridge V Motion that w hen the house adjourns It tie to meet on Friday, by Oen. Oatcs. it. Atnendmeiit to strike out "Friday" and Insert "Saturday." The latter was ottered l>\ Mr. llrock inridßC He at first moved to amend hy making it "Friday at 10 o'clock." The *]*aker ruled thi* out of order I*- eiit-e it involve*! a i hanpeof the ruti *. The house might take a recess until to, hut it could not adjuurn until that hour. Gen Hayne nnule a j*oint of or der ipiinet motion ■'> in the li«t above. He '-aid that the motion to adjourn had the priority Mr. Carlisle replied that a motion to fix a<lay took the ira<i over a motion la adjourn or take a free*- The >ixtli. tiftli and fourth motion in the li-t went to ra> Fully t*o hours Here sivat in roll calls, the yea- and nay- Uinc drawn out on tneb This left the list thus: I. Oat»' motion for a rece#» until p. nj. : Weaver * amendment until 4 p m. 3. lor's amendment to imrndtMßl i «tll Ida m Oeii. Weaver then moved that when ; th t house adjourns it adjourn to meet j on Mondav As the motion was made on Wfdii. day. Mr. TanlUc ruined the |H»int of order that neither house could adjourn for more than three M-lative <lav - without the sanction d thr Other The s|*Mker -aid that it »ii •vkctlv three legislative ila>- Tk«r*»!ay, Vriilav and Saturday. Mr T»«lbee replied that "if the house nil journ- to meet attain to-morrow, that »on»d.i\ If we adjourn to meet on TriiUir, that i two days, and if on SatonUv. that is three days. The Huir ruled the motion out of order for * different reason, thus: Th* las t vote preceding the one ju*t *kt\i on a motion to adjourn over lanl Knd*r l? ha* l»een decided. and is pra -iit «• of the houi®. that although motion to adjourn over may be re totue intervening business must i uken pls»e before the motion ean •ci.'j toe in order, aud It has been held | ttui? « Motion to a v»urti In n«>t such inter | *wiat bntine*> tien. Weaver Uien wanted a reces* ; * r. to. The speaker remintW binith.it there wa< a motion for a re J Spending (nee 1 on the li*t). and two j J**ndm«nt- to it. which were thelitn-. of amendments m that direction ''nought up the Ki r:i Tavlar 10 « ; ■ fttt>entiute!i It began to loi»k as the fib-j were lo>-' • >rrt< lrol On intro- [ 4orinc hi<4 amendment. Taylor had tie- j the i>revio\n qtie-tion. Tbi" ' tpparcnlilv a wa>te of time. He! saw ht* m>!.ike;uui withdrew his ' JJttvtnd Mr M. Mtilin renewed »t. B. He« 1 protested on the that Un' » niy object of the pre question i« t»» limit debate, and airea-iv linuU d by the rule tfUtfhouM . n thU queatioiv If there W no debate bow an there l»e a fUfKms question ' Tbat Dia\ \H- a f.l reason why j *■* bouse bus question, relied the >i>eak ! ••"but toe mot ion for the previous IPmUou in onier a-ideti that if or«K\re<l now it JtW operate upon the wbcile series * ttotion*. e»jH>n t ; e pending Syfooetit* ind then «;wm r.en, original motioit for a p* I n the !>t.» Thi> He quickly withtlrew the Mr Heed prompt It renewed • Tbeceupnn Mr Hreikinridjfe W *o tie a > knv't He moveii Mr \f Miiiin U* used from I***? or. the p<oiditif* question. Tin 1 first "l:i*pe*<. fom Keeslwith r** Ms demand f«»r the previous ttid the question fe!l hack " |o a. tn. atuend -21 rbt speaker wa« alniml to w )X Mr Breckinridge re- i min4e>i him that b« had ari*ec to a privileged motion. "The from Arkar,«as." replied Mr. Carlisle, "asked that the gentleman be excised from on the jiending questier., which has since been withdrawn.' He referred to Tom Reed < action. The yea* and nay* were ordered oa Taylor'* amendment. Before they wer* taken Breckinridge renewed hi* motion to eiciw Mr. McWiilin. The knot caught and defied all at tempts to untie it. The motion tu put and teller* were appointed on the point of no quorum before tbe frend-. of the MMm recovered from their astonishment. Then Mr. t.asweil in quired whether Mr B. « motion was privileged. "So. ' replied the tpeaker It in tervenes now because tbe role direct* that a member shall vote on each question put unless he U excused by the house, and it is al-» provided that the motion to excuse him -hall be made before division or the i-eelnning of a roU-cal! .' On a point of order made by Mr. Burrow*. Mr. lariisle acknowledged that under the rules the motion would not he in order pending a motion to adjourn or to adjourn over, nor after the main question is ordered nor pending the demand for the previous question. The rules sper.ificallv ex cepted those cases, and no others. The pending question here was not to ad journ, but to take a re<ejs. Mr. Bur rows reminded bim thauhe admission of tbese motions indefinitely might prevent the house from t in in g a re cess. The speaker replied that they did not prevent the house front adjourning, thereby terminating its session. As it was. the point of order was made too late, because the bouse was actu ally voting upon the que-tion when it was raised. Tom Keed insisted that the application for an excuse ought to i-ome from the gentleman who -ought to be excused, but the speaker de< ided that, when made, it was a proper par liamentary motion, and he supposed that a gentleman coultl make any proper parliamentary motion he de sired. After much discussion and more confusion. Mr. Sowden appealed from the decision of the t-bair. The ques tion was put and a division ordered. Gov. Mc< reary «ecured the yeas and nays, and the'i lerk wa» about t«; call tbe roll, when Mr. f'annon of Illinois ilumfounded the *[ieakcr by tuovini; that Mr. McMiUin be excu-eil from voting on the ap)<eal. A division »i (ieman-le<i. The speaker saw the liilemma. The hoase was rapidly drifting into the anoma lous nidation of iiaring two «eti of toilers upon the floor at once in the ascertainment of a uiiorutii upon dif ferent question*. Mr. MeMilfin came to the rescue. He 'aid he had not sought t'> lje relieved hv the interposi tion of the gentleman from Illinois. Tom Ileed seemed to enjoy the snarl caused by the overruling of hi» point of order. Mr. (tolisle said that he bad no feeling in the matter. He simply desired the hou»e to give it l>e*t ju'll'- nient on the question without regard toan\ decision of the chair. Then he ap|K'aliiiKly Mr. Brarkinridge whether he insisted upon his motion to e*ruse tbe gentleman from Tennes »ee. " No, I do not." w-a* the prompt re ply. i.ov. [-one then diagnosed the par liamentary status. He said that two points of order were pending. "One! is. the motion to excuse is not in order ] and the second is that one member has not the right to move another member shall lie excused. The chair has overruled both points." He wanted a division of the Question on Mr. Sowden's appeal Mr Carlisle said that if the appeal was withdraw n he could submit to the house whether it wa» competent for one memlier to move to excuse another from voting on a motion for a recess. Mr. Howden withdrew hi* appeal. Here Mr. Breck inridge settled the whole matter by withdrawing his motion to excuse Mr Mi-Mdlin from voting. There was some question as to the precedent es taUisheil by the speaker's action. Mr. liandali .-aid that the chair had de cided nothing except that the mere motion of Mr. Breckinridge was in or der. Business then proceeded as fol lows: I. The Taylor 10 A. M amendment ■l. A motion to adjourn. i. \ motion to adjourn till Monday. I Amendment to Friday. .">. Amendment to the amendment to Saturday 6. \o quorum voting oil motion 5. 7. V motion for *:he call of the house. s. A motion to adjourn (lost.) A call of the house ordered. 10. ijuorum nbtaiued and amotion to I dispense with further proceedings under call carried 11. A motion to consider No. 10 lost. !_•. A motion to adjourn lest. IS. A second call of the house- ordered. 14. A motion to adjourn lost. 15. A recess taken at 2-7 A M. to 11 4.'i A M Day after day »a< lost, in similar motions, until the legislative day of Wednesday lasted nearly a week, when a compromise was effected uixin a tbiee day- discussion of the bill. At the end of three days a rate was taken and the bill waa passed. AMOS J. t'l MMIM.- Puck. What doe* Denim say ' inquired Uloojeans of l.inzer. wlio had been standing 15 minutes at the telephone trying to «• rew the receiver into his ear "He "ay* 'err r r r-r r cr-r-r r-rr-r-r trttrtrVl-li r r-r r .r r r-r r-r-r-r-r click." responded! Linzey, "anil I don't know what that ha* to do with my wanting twoc«*e* of white nood*. I j:ucs* I'll step down to hi* office and find out." AN <>I»K OK MKKKV MONTANA. Helena Independent l.tH.k you bow white >1? Helena gleam* Knwrapt in mow. the hahbliuc streams. Their prattle 9.(tll«»vt in frozen dreams Halt on their road. And each relnetant pine tree leans Iteueath It* !«>ad. Pile on the lof*—no stinted atore - Fast the it a men leap ut» and rt»ar Wa'H drink • onfu* < n o'er an 1 o'er To old Ja< k Frost, And pledge the maid we each adore A gen rou« toast. All In food time the anew will die. A warmer snn will cheer the »ky. soft furfflinc hr*>*>kletft wamper by With mirth and «'ee. And earth n« v* bom delight the eye \\ itb harmony Euotigh for t aeh da* each dat • woe. whate'er our span on earth beiow We il think it train, and. thinking so. While youth i* -»urs. With «ome fair maid on lithesome to# We 11 speet! the hour*. While crabbed f'd a»r»- i* far off •t.lll. In sbadv grove, ou moonlit hill. 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