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Speaker Orlep and the Di ,crat+ Hiding
Rouah-sbod Over Reed and 11(v Min
lons-The Election Law Will be Rep.al
ed at all Jil zards.
NIVASIINGTON, Sept. 20.-There did
not appear to be a larger attendance in
the House today when it met at noon
than there had been for some days past.
The leaders of the opposing forces were
however, on hand bright and early.
Mr. Loud (Rep.) of California asked
unanimous consent for the immediate
consideration of a resolution calling on
the secretary of the Treasury for infor
mation as to the number of otncs of
silver bullion purchased under the Sher
man act during the months of J uly and
August; and further what the reason
was that the Sherman act was not exe
cited during those mouths.
Mr. Tucker objected.
The Speaker directed the clerk to call
the committees for report.
Mr. Burrows moved to dispense with
the call.
1'ending this motion Mr. Catchings
presented a report from the committee
on rules. Before it was read Mr. B3ur
rows made the point of order that the
report was not in order. 1i is point was
that the committee had not the right to
originate an order of business.
'The Speaker overrulled the point of
ordei, holding that on the question of
determining the order of business the
committee on rules had a right to act.
Mr. Burrows apoealed from the decis
ion, and Mr. Fitch moved to lity the ap
peal on tbc table.
Pending which Mr. Burrows moved
that the House take a recess for one
Mr. Catchings made the point of or
der that pending a report from the com
mittee on rules this motion was not in
The Speaker said he would hear the
gentleman from Michigan on the ques
Mr. Blrrows was surprised that he
should be asked eveu to speak on this
question. Ils motion was obviously in
order. There was no report from the
committee on rules before the Ilouse.
The gentleman from Mississippi had
tendered a report, and he (Burrows) had
objected to its reception aad had raised
a point of order against it. It was idle
to say that there was a report before the
Hlouse. 'T'he report was not in posses
sion of the House until .it, was 3-rad to
the House.
In order to obviate this objection, the
Speaker directed the clerk to read the
report. Despite the angry protests of
Reed and Burrows, (which the Speaker
declined to notice), the clerk read the
re solution. It provides that immediate
ly after the adoption of tnis order, the
Speaker shall call the committees for
reports, and the reports shall be referr
ed to the appropriate calendars; and no
motions shall be entertained until this
order is executed.
Mr. Reed said that it was a recognized
custom in this House, and all other par
liamentary bodies, that whenever any
body had a right to object, the physical
fact of reading a measure would not ob
viate that objection. This was very sim
ple and plain parliamentary law, aboit
which there could be no objection. Tne
gentleman from M-sissippl had pro
posed to present a certain document to
the House to be actea upon. 'rior to
its acceptance, the gentleman from
Michigan had made the point of order
to the Speaker that it was not receiva
ble, without any reference to the con
tents. The question before the llouse
was whet her the report should b)e read.
The Speaker had recognized that that.
was the question by his rulling upon it.
TIhat was the quest ion be fore the I louse.
That ruling was one of the most, stir
prising that had ever been made.
This sally, coming from tihe source It
did, amused the Ilouse, and it was
greetedi with prolong-d laughter.
Continuing, Mr. Ileed (addressing
S himself to the D)e'nocratic side) said
that if the nuijori y otf the I louse were
ready to (10 this thIng they must take
the consequences.
"We are readiy," came ini chorus from
the D)emocratte side.
TIhe Speaker had decided, countinued
fReed, contrary to all parliamentary
rules, and had decided that a comILlittee
had a righlt to originate leglslation.
That was a new departure. The ques
tion was upon the reception of the re
4 Dort of t.he committee 011 rules. T1he
Speaker was undertaking to have it re.
ceivedi prior to actioii of the Ilouse per
mitting its reception. It made no dif
lerence whether the Speaker directedi
the clerk to call thei roll or not. TI'he
llouse had( to decide; and until thme
hlouse had decided, tihe resolutions was
not before the hlouse, lie was aware
that the majority could override the
p lain principles of parliamentary law,
but If it intended to do so lie wvantal3
to know It. It IIeroed was to be-out
IIeriided, llerod wanted to witness the
transaction. [ Loud and( conitinuted
laught"r and appiance.)
TJhe Speamker rulled that the report
wits be fore the Ilouse luntil other wise
determined by the liouse, and being
before the IIouse a motion for a recess
was not in order. [Alpplante.]
Mir. Fitch's motion to lay thse appeal
on the table was egreed to--yeas 172
nays 56.
Several other dilatory motions were
swept away anid then Mr. Catchlings
(demanded the previoue questio,n on the
report of comxmitte on1 rulles.
Alr. Payne raised ti.e question of
considerat ion.
The Speaktr-The chair will not en
tertain the mrotion.
Mr. Payne-I appeal for thm.s dcl
.The Speaker-And chair declInes to
entertain the appeal.| Applause oii the
D)emocratlc stde.J Thie 11ouse had de
cid ed this guestion for itself.
"When'quirred lReed.
"Last Cong mess," replied the Speak
"Last Congress," ej acul1ted Rteed,
with emupahals on trne "last,"
The Speaker then rose from'his chair
and withi great earnestness and with a
ring in his voice, which showed that he
meant every word he said, annountlc, d
that hie woulid entertaIn 1no mll ml1 as
against the report of the commleitee on
rules, nor w ould he entert.aln any ap
peal from his die cision on any motion
wh ich was covered by t he res(,hition
presented bmy the committ.ee on rules.
A fte r this declaratison the speaker
was the recipient of a wave of applause
from his )enocratie c9ll?gues.
Mr. Burrows moved to lay the repor
on the table.
The Speaker declined to entertain th
Burrows appealod, and the Spoake
declined to entertain the appeal.
The question was then put 'n th
demand for the previous ques(ion, ani
on a division no quorum voted. Bin,
rows called for tellers, and Fitch de
manded the yets and nays,. Ever
Demnocrat rose to second the demaind
and, (as it requires biit one-fifth of tt<
members voting to order a roll call
the Speaker, without counting them
announced that asulliAent riumb)er ha(
"The other side," demanded Paynt
"There is no other side," respo.de(
the Speaker.
"Oh," replied Payne, "I thought then
The Speaker said that he did no
mean his remark in any offensive sens
IIe merely intended to say there was
suflicient number rising to order th
yeas and nays, no matter how man
mignht rise on the other side.
Payne was glad to hear that ther
was another side. Ile then proceedei
Ina pleasant manner, to address th
House; but the House was not in i
mood to listen to him, and lie was oi
dered by the Speaker to resume hi
seat. The vote on the motion to ordei
the previous question resulted: Yea!
171, nays 3-one less than a quortiri
and Fitch demanded a call of the Ilouj
and the yeas and nays were ordere
topon it. The Democrats, believinj
that their giorum had ret iurned, vote<
against the im.tion, which was mad
by Fitch in orderta give absentees al
opportunity to return. and the motto1
was lost-yeas 23, nays 161.
The vote then recurred on orderint
the previous <question. Before the voti
was announced, Burrows arose an,
asked to be recorded. The Speaker pu
the sterotyped question as to whethei
the gentleman had been present duriii
the roll call and had failed to hear hi
Burrows replied in the aflirinative.
Richardson kDem.) of Tennesse
showed some Symptoms of questioniri1
the accuracy of the respo'ise; but thi
Speaker said that the gentleman fro!
Michigan understood the rules, and h
(the Speaker) must accept his st at emen
[hereupon. Burrows voted in the aflirm
ative; and as soon as the result wai
announced-yeas 180, nays 3 -moved
Fitch moved to lay the motion on th
table. This was carried-yeas 180, nay
1-and the previous question was o
Mr. Reed said that he could not eque
the liery denunciations of the genth
man from Indiana(Byninm) against th
rules of the Fifty-i.st Congress; nc
could lie eq.ial the choice epithets use,
four years ago by the gentleman fron
Kentucky (Breckinridge) Ile (lhe1
was suffering irom the fact that 11
was not ba,k.d up by such a chorus a
had made the air vocal four years aic
The members on the tepubiican si(1
of the House were too well educat.e(
to indulge in mare noise. [liatughter.
The Republican party in the Fifty-firs
Congres4 tad made certain rule:
First impression were the most power
fil. The Riepublicaps today occupie(
an unusal position. They stood to wir
in any event. [ILiughter.] The De
mocrat ic party h.d either Lo resort t
ever5thing they had denounced or t4
be bea-Len. [Laughter.] The De nocrat
had their cuoIce between humiliatioi
and defeat, and they had chosen hu
miliation. [Laughter.)
Mr. Catchings said tiat it was hardl
worth while to say anything in vindi
cation of the parlianentary ruling
made by the Speaker todt%. 1. t, w
cruel (s trcastically) of the gen lemjja
from Nl tine to adv'se the )emrnortt
that they were ini a state of humilin
tion. lIe (C:atchings) hal not dliscover
edI it himself. Uie thought that tH
l)emnocrats were getting along prett
wvell. [Laung'iter.] T1he trouble wit,
the gentleman fr MAaine was thai
he ha~d dliscovered thiat there wver
other methods than these inv'ented b
himi and his associates in thle Fift
first Congress b)y wh ich the flons
could (10 business. [Applause ] lik
sidcs, the m,ahods now pro pose(f wer
emninenitly fair. [ Applause.] T 1he get
tlemnan had had a little taste of' th
po)wer of the I Louse, andi it was natuiri
that he shouod chafe to find oiut tha
the flouse could (10 businiess wit.houi
resorting to the rules of the Fifty-fire
Congress. This llouse stooti ready t
do0 business whenever It chose, wit.hou
the consent of the gentlemn-m from t h
other side. [ A ppi-iuse.]
Mr. IIendlerson said that the resolu
tion which it was proposed to adlopI
und(er circumstanices that were withi
out parellel, was ai med at the ballo
box. In the namew of the~ great corn
moniwealthi whlichm he renresentedi
which respected the laws, wiliIch loved
libert y and whfichl hionore,l the ballo1
box, he eniteredt his protest against
measure which woul des'troy tie onl.
safet,y valve of the lI epublic, the ballo
box. I lt.'piblican appbltmse.
Mr. I 'ayne of New York said (Con
gress was asked to lace New Yorl
a long withl the Solid South. Let th
genitlemten have a care. There was:
tme be fore the war whten Souithirr
slavery was oppoied by philanithropri
inern in 'he North, hut th feeling wa
niot general. TIhenm thle slavery adva
cates wvanted to deprive K amsas of' It
legal State governmtient., and then thm
liepublIcan party arose. The I )'mc
crats miight deprive the negroes In th
South of their votes, but when they at
tempt to dleprive the white meon of th'
North of their rights, the (lay of Ne
mesis would come. [ Applause'.
Mr. Ilatch Sarlcastically andl vigot
ously alluded to iReed as the man wh<
In the Fifty first Congress, had rule
tihe Ilouse with a hand of' iron, ani
who now came in and protested againsx
at majority of the represenltatives C
the American people controlling it
aictIin. T he action today was not th
aetison of a dlespotic Speaker; It was th
action of the h ouse. & pplause.j I
was not the action of a mnan who cou
te d meon in the cloak room or men wi
were a thousand miles from Washing
ton; it Wvts the atct.ion of a majority oi
dfetermininig that it would come to
Vote on a certain measure. [ Applause,
The gentleman I romn Maine had s.itt
(refert ing t.o a remark of Rleed's) tha
beyond th~is was the ballot; and hi
(hlarch)thanked God for it. [Appbause
lI eferrinig to a remark made by iIen
derson, to the effect thmat if this bil
were ,patssedl in the great cities, th
pollsIwoul be surrou sde I by a rabble
Mr.IIachdeclatred vehemently tha~
today the hteadl andl front of the rabbI<
was .John I. Dveanort, nd his rdnnlo
ration was loudly cheered by the De
t mocrat..
Mr. Fellows made a brief and hit
0 morous speeoh in which he referred to
the calm and sauve mani er in which
r yesterday and thu day before, Mr. Bar
rows had suggested to the Speaker
B that of course there could be no objec
I tion to this or that. lie contrasted
- that nanner with the manner in
- whil the gentleman had addressed
the House today.
The report of the committe on rules
was then agreedl to--yeas 17, nays 9
and the Speaker proceeded to call the
committees for reports.
Mr. Tucker reported the Federal
election law repeal bill and it was
placed u pon the louse calendar, and
the louse at 5.15 adjourned.
Aftor ithe Storm im Over.
The following is the weekly bulletin
t of the State Weather Bureau iss,ed by
e Director Harmon:
H-uns, which were continued from
e last week, have been excessive and eon
tinuos over all sections except portions
ot the middle belt. Some localities
L have had as muany as five days of rain
I out of the past seven, and some report
3 almost con II inuous rains from the I; to
the lIith. The temperature, while ahov
the normal, has not been accompanied
by sullicient. sunshine.
The heat of last week ha3 opened cot.
ton in some sections too rapidly and
B premattirely and accompanied by the
I rains Iis proven very destructive. But
little picking has been done. The rot
I ting in the boll still continue although
somewhat checked by past few days of
sunshine. There is still comphiints of
a lust and that the plant is going too
much to weed.
Corn own (own has leen daimiaged
by the contintied rain and lies rot ting
I on the ground; that on tottoims is com
t pletely ruined by fre<quvta freshet.i.
- Fodder is nearly all lost. l'1tatoes
( and peas are good a:though som- sec
tions report thei as rott,ing in the lids.
Sorghuim has been da:uaged about one.
third of the crop.
Crops will iot l.e mu11ich, if any bet
ter than last year.
Cotton cont riies to open rapidly, hi t
shows much rust. There will not he
t much of the hate crop; it is not linting
- well. Cotton is still rotting on the
stalk, and picking is progressing slow
ly. The lint sticks in the burr, and is
hard to pick . The' crop will Ie consid.
E erably reduced from last year, arid of a
s lower grade. In sonie sections cottou
picking has been entirely stopped by
rains. It is rotting on L)ttom lands
,1 and opening prematurely on higher
ground. rhat along the Great Pee )ee
e is utterly ruined. Some few localities
r report the crop doing well and picking
I general.
I Corn is being gathoro1 in some coi
) lies along the Savannah river but it ii
t generally rotting in t he fild and can
s not be gathered owing to 'he miry con
dition of the ground. G itdens are get.
ting too much rain. Turnips poo
I stand and much dying our,. Newberry
reports sorghum making in full blast.
Pea vine hay is being harvust.ed; a fine
crop of grass has grown in the fields
which many farmers are turning into
hay. Fodder will not be gathereil
though the to;s will be cut.
('I )AsT iie 11.it N.
> The rains have prevented rie - har
vest.ing. June rice ia-i r ecovere(I
some tron uhe ellects of the g.de, hiit
the large freshets now c.ming down
- the rivers threatened to de:t roy wh:t
rice is left. Some esti mates give the
loss to rice crop at ' .
Mood0<y ina1111411M.
s Su' M;-:ivir.i-:. Ga., Sept. 17.-Yes.
i terd.rv mi 'rin'i trre n m - supvel a
s he ,vbiite, hel uip andr hvateei a nlor'
bound freiM trai 0 o tie G 1i1a Cmi
ral at iy1n. When the train arriv.
at- Iht'ioni MiIls tihe mnen got ott a1tn
V ran1 thro uSZh the~ woodls. Th le coni 'i1
r .eleg.raphred l>r~ M .mtsbaI t'om Murphs
wao s tairted in piiault with an armi es
posase of live hun lre i meon. Whienr n,.n
~'Lyon the meni were overtakenr and stir
roundecl. ,Just, asi the tlosse came ii
. sight, Lihe meni shot,andl killed ani ol mi:i
- on thes edg~e (f the sw'imi p. Whein tiu
posse vurrouni ted the men01 an exJhanrge
1 of shots took pl iee, duri':g whichr Masi
t, Arringtoni receive I ir bullet w.>unld in the
t side, of the face. Marshall Murphiiy wa'
t shot t,hrouighil t,he, but, no:, se-iouisl s
) wounidedl. Th'le posset hadt the mie.1 a I
b ay all <tay. No advance wvill he imaidi
until mroring. Further blooldsher -- is
anit,icip)atedl. Sherit' Moo)re left, f>)r tire
scene last niht on a seal train wit,hi
an anrred posse.
Sc. tlded I o ilcuth .
A NNA PIs' 1, ld. , Sept.- 20.-- -The
Nteame1r MNontgomiery, t- win ship oif the
Un iitedl St:ittes s tmer I )'troitI, niow be
ing bilIt at thle Colt'ula I ron Wo rk<s,
H alt,imtore, on her fthird pivate ltriai
trptdy, when off ThIomnas's l'oitt
Chesapeake I ay, huirst, a st eam prIp
learlingi t o the blower' engine aird Clien'
- iigineter ZAcheury S. Mewshtaw of tin
('11if C lumaut'oir ks and( ilt coal heaver
-.j ohnt I )oylec were scalde<'l to dleathI. TPh
accidenTI occur red beL tire 12 arid I
o'clock. I )oylIt diedt h iiis aft 'rnoo ic0ion
lihe sh ipJ amt i g neer Mle wsha rw ii his
(sl vning int fte Naval A cartemiiy I ospuit
al herte, witere lhe r-- elveil attIeni iore
s from the academy hostl r. TIhte Mont
Sgomery was m iak inrg 1 8% knrots an h :u r
11cr requizremtet Is only 1714. Slit ws..
~testinig new coal. A Ie ik tecgarn in thit
pipe arnd Engineer Mewshtaw wen t be
low to stop it, wheni the pipe bu'rst
Hoyle was cauight in a coal htitkr
Ith mnern rushl ed out of' thle room11 antd
fell onl it' Iloor. TIhe'y sitffered iin t'nst'.
' v.. TIne .\Iontgorniery returnedu to r;:r.
Stimforte tonight.
t N.-aroe Atuoct wthgen.
F.wma ()nbi.\ Ns, '-ept. 20. ---Tlhe Tli mies
5- I)"mocra', ihrimitnhatn, Alai., special
B says: The nuiegro es, fri einds of N .i
5 Giily, who wais lyn-i-hedct a ft' w dliys ago
t ntear l'inr'apple, in l).dlas C umuty foer
-crimlially arssautltirg. a white wintait
) living t,hcre', inae at at.t-rek t ol bry upon0
-the whites. F"routm t' h 't iinwi t
I received there was a re-oa Itr b itle'.
t Two negrmts were kiie"d a i-l- 'veral
I badly wotuntde1. As far as canr bie
I learned none of iii' whit. 's w're'
t serIously huiirt. it, is t',tre'd ihart t'ere
5 wIll be~ a general otbrt'ak anri rac
war. Threnc'groes are piroci r ig all the
- ams heycanandeverything is on thtt
1 outlook. T'here are bit a lew whtites
SIn that section, threefouirrt of the~
Spoputlationn beling neg ro)es. Tn re're is no0
telegraph communiication with I'it'
apple and informnationr so far is
"Drnnk mnd Diordorht" atid Ctarrying a
"concelaId JVeapOnm" l-itored A;g4inAt
Ilt at Pol'ea Ileitdquarterr, to IVhitch
lie V II .ve to Anower.
CoLUM11A, S. C., Sept. 20.-Senator
Ir* y ctim,, to Columbia via the Atlantic
Coast Une from Washington, arriving
here at 7 o'clec< yes Lerday inrning. lie
was assistcd by the Pullmnan porter, get
Lt,m out of the car late. lie cime
through the ladies waitin- room, and at
the outside door pulled out his pistol and
made the only two hackmen there at
the time flee. Then the Senator went
in one (i' these carrialas--deepin o most,
of the way, according to the driver-to
the Govnor's mansio. The Gtover
nor hrougtL him lown' town, and atter
ward took him to the de-pot. accom-.
panied by his porter William I use, and
sent him home 01. the II o'clock train.
Tihe Sentor had i brace of pistiols, ac
cordin,r to one of the fright, uene back
len, which he did not, 11nwid disp!aying
to the gaze of the public.
It happened to be the tie when the
police olicers were "-clieving"l each
oter, or the junior Senator woul I
have been arrested. Th:,-. is shown by
the fact that, on the police court rod
this mloni1g by the chief of police's
santtion, the charige of "drnk and (dis.
orderly" and anotier of carrvin- ca.
cealed weap:mis'" will h:- eniered lp)
an.rainst Senat,or Irby. The two hack
men who were at the station, and all
othier who sawC Senator Irby, spokc
very freely about it. Mr. A. C. Mlnck
ton was in the station tlk1n: to a gen
leman at the time. Mr. M nckton says
he noticed that a drunken man was he
in(g ass' sted oil the train by the Pullman
car porter, and tulrlied hits back, not wish
iv- to bother with any such people
Shortly aftcrWards the gentleman to
whom he was talking uld lium that the
mai was ahost to shoot sonic one out
there. Ile lool:e.!, and then saw that it
was Senator Irby. lie says he dti not
see the pistol, becas5 Senator [rb'.s
b.ck was turnedI to him, he SuppIoses.
T1he Senator was very in h thished, an
seemed to be considerably iu oxic,teil.
Mr. Monckton says he talked to a
gentleni Irom Sumter who was on the
train with the Senator. This gentleman
ItIt Vshingtonl ou the samel train with
Senator Irby. lie hal n'-ver met Sena
tor Irhy and did not ktow him, but soon
struck ilp a travvl;ng ac(llaintance. ite
did not know that Col. Ituy was drink
in1g at, the tiue hilt soon dic'vered it,
13efore ed t1 ile Ie Lound that le was
COLsideral)ly uider tlh, influence o
li(ior. IIe then asked the Senator to
excuse him and went to bed Ile
thought the eifect of t,ie I;quor would
Welar ofl'd urlm the night. In the morn
i o, however, he found the Senator in a
worse con-lition than before, it possible.
The- l'allman porter had disregarded this
geitle u,man's ordvr to wAke him Ior Sun
ter iand he wa:t; broui-ht on here. Ile
itltimated t'it the port r % ati pe.-haps
inlebriat'ed too. Iie said ie Ired it) get
tle condmutor to keep the S ,n tor on
Ll.h- trainl, anlifintiln1 hii willofru L,t. )
so, Wits surlrsed to see 1111 get (il.
One ol the Irickmen, S!hd t eSs,
the ian who took Snatr 'iiry to the
eX(ctlivo miansion, whel m-oln. aul thi it
ke ld Iolll H1 chard.,101, anlother. h :.ck.
wa111ith roSm in tti oh h l ir 41k11
wih n the Senator i camne througiih lie
m0an p or'ter. lIe t ried~ to gel someu
nonevt'\ OUt ofi is poicket. [ichaird-cn
asked him if lie wintedl aL im:, to take
him up. The next th!nn lie knew the
Sen:ar hiad a pistol tIl >rishit d he:t 'e
I chardnt's' bii, andl lookedt as ii heui
1gbIts ha,: iartmdiii by the eaingi ltense
kitchenc t,>get. out os the wa% y. After
awhile lie came ha.uk an,l .nul that
Ji,chardenii h-d lphictid thel ena:tor ini
his (l"urgess') h:ek. Senator lri-i thl
hiimi hie was nt.t goin g to hurt himi. ain,l
to carry him (. t Go;ivernorl's maiiiion.
(On ti,e way to the iimashin lie toik out
the pistol once or tw.c 3, but slepat mmait
of th:e way. WhIen hie got ',erel he
plledIIc out his itistol Ifirst., so he ccui e
is pocketbook, but paidlu hi l fart-,
cenlts, andlihe drove off' hearing th ii ci
ator say he was ini a butf fix.
The othier haickmn says lie dlid no't
see the Mcenator get off the car hact .na w~
hiii wheii hei got to' tLe door of the
walltmig room opeiniig into theo stat!in.
lie was staggermng and t,he PallIman por
ter was supporting himii. The p)orter
led hIm tip to thet outside door. IIe
IlillIed his laitket, book out of his leig
ii poiket. Th'fe backan saw a p)isto0
im thfat pocke't as the Seinator took that
boo0k tilm. lie let tie Pocketbook drop
on UL i i tWe. 'liteii be wven l in to some
othier 10icki-t1 antd iave the l)orter somlie
chanige,. 1f as ked the Seniator if h~e
wan teid a caiurage anti hie at, once pul Iled
a ptistol (out of ius righit fill ptocket and
stuck it in his blue, il s a ya "I was scared
anit roi hefhindi liy carrniuge. Shed run
arioiiud behaind ithe station. iIe toldl me
hue wa'lit goui to hurt iimiian I came
out. iIe hail his pistoi p> ilited at, mty
hotrse . I told hlimi no t in) shoot, my
hiorsie. lie then aiskedl me which earri
alife was min1e. 1 didtn't. wtiil him ill my
carriage atnd I toldt him Stied 'H carriag~e
was mine. lie theni got in Stied's car
raiibe andu Shied hadlt to comel( ouit and take
him 11u p. lie got tfie carriage fioiding hisi
piustot l i his hiandt an: the last I saw of
him hie hail Itill his tiand yet. Ile fook{et
prett*y shabb'y anrd his ('yes looked red,*
it was aifter train time, atlt the're was
niohboiy aroundii but us, Mr. Monck ton
anld a few raiilroadl nm.'
Mr. WN. II. G rtliau, the yardmaster of
the South Carolbioa I ilIway, wats tust,
ablove on the piaizz t Ot the station, when
hei~ beal the 11iss and1 looked over the
ft.iustra.ie. lie 51aw an: intoxicat,ed man
dowi~n therewt itli i ad
butp dver y little att.ent.ion to t,hie dis .
tirb't.inet. One or two otber rethable
white mten were wit nesses to the aiffair,
biut, t,he lil i/C covers thieir stor y 01 tile
evenuts. 0t1ctlu'st is is not kntow~u what
tranisp.redi at the executve ma-nsuton, as
that i' entirely a pirIVate matter. 1t
suifT..es to 5ukv that tveno.. Ti -a
The E.Arthquake Subsidence andi the
"y CHAULESTON, S. C., Sept. 20.-Judge
Wm. M. Thomas has sent to the News
and Courier the following correspond
ence and memoranda, which explain
themselves, and which will be read
o with great interest both in Charleston
and elsewhere:
r- WASHIINTON, D. C., September 16,
,Y 1893. My dear Judge: Enclosed please
B- find reply received to your memoran
rs dur, which was forwarded to the hy.
)s drographic ollice. [Perhaps it would be s
j, well to oiler this to the News and Cou
:0 rier, as no doubt it would prove inter- C
eating to many of our citizens, Yours t
i sincerely, Wm. 1I. BILAWLEY. it
>r lioN. WM. M. TitOMAS, Charleston, 1
S.CU. --n
WASHIINtTON, September 15, 1893. P
Sir: 'T'he receipt of your letter of 1
September 13, enclosing a memoran- j
e dum to this bureau, signed "W. M. T.," j
d and relating to the recent cy-lone on
i the Southern coast, is hereby aicknowl
d edged.
3 'There was nothing peculiar about a
,e the storm referred to, except that it
was very severe and took rather an un- r(
!0 usual course. Cyclones coming from U
. the West Indies generally follow the u
course of the Gulf Stream. They move d
In general north westerly direction b
from the West Inaies, and on reaching o
ithe (ulf Stream to the Southward of a
H latteras commonly curve to the b
Northward, and then to the North- h1
- ward and Eastward up toward the a
Grand Banks of Newfoundland and on
across the Atlantic or disappear in
; high latitudes.
h'lhe general shape of the curve taken P
) by the cyclone in question was the us- r
fi ual one, except that it proceeded far ['
n inland before recurving. Since in a jr
cyclone the baromet ric pressure, or inl re
other words, the presslire of the at- LP
mosphere. decreases toward the centre, si
there Is an eleviation of the sea toward di
and in the centre. This difference of p
elevation oftentimes causes great dam- w
age on the coast. It is frequently mis- i
named tidal wave. In India hundreds c
' of thousands of lives have been lost by i
le a similar elevation of the water. E
It is doubted by this ollice that there
has been any subsidence of the land on
c- the coast of Soulth UJ1rolina, but of C
ig course this Ollice is not ili a positionl to L
I). state positively.
Ce Many storms of as great severity as at
it the recent one pass along our coast, al- r
id though the centres of few actually L
c- reach or may be expected to reach the -
A coast. of South Carolina.
e- All storms are cyclor-es, cyclone sim1- t
is ply meaning blowing in a circle. Iy tj
p- this it is ineant that in all storns the .
ts movement of the wind is rot ary, amid in
it. direction, i this hemisphere, the rc
in verse of the movement of the hands of
-a a clock. '' phoon is the naine givenL
ty to storms in the China and I idlan seas
he and a hurricane is a severe storm of 1
e- the West Indies. All are cyclones and
v- vary chiefly in intensity. In general C
Df characteristics they are very much i1
q- alike.
is I have referred yoir letter to the a
,e United States coast and geodetic fur- s
- vey, which takes note of physical hy- W
>f drogaphy relating to otir own coast aid
d is in a position to make any inveitiga- 9
4, tions thought neces3ary by your cor
e respondent. The hydrographic ollice
a takes cognizance of' all foreign surveys i
d and charts pertaining to the sante, and f
,r of marine ineteoroloLy everywhere. at
if Very respectftilly, .
C. 1). SmIs 1: - w
o Commander, United States Navy, fly
1. drographer. Rt
The lion. Wim. II. Birawley, Mt. C., Lit
i Iotuse of' Iepresentatives,Vasinglon, i
e l).C. n
ii l'he <f iestioni was: \V hetiher the ele
4, vatio)n o,f the sea water in the storm be
s was the effecot of a temporary typhoon gi
hi or f romn a sitbsi dence of the land, occa- h
di slonedl by thee recent earthqutake agita- s
tion ?
ni i\vy ipressioin was the former. 1 o1
a thinik the G ove,rn ment inquiry shouldi
u heo encouraged; for If' the earthquake a'
L subsiedenmce is correct the islands would e
I - no l onger be hiabtitLable. L
c Camn you give the history of iEngineer e
s hi ir bot 's "bench mark" on the Custom s
v I ioue steps ? When and by whom,1)
e amnd f or wheat was it put there ? D)Id it
5 repesenmit a hiigh tide at any storm
at whene it was so placed V Iit cannot hie a
e-nere arbit rary munark. It mu est. re'prt -o,f
e sent, somiethinmg. 'lThis in form itioni is
ii ntecessary fer it,s usefulnmess to the hy- to
elrographeic butreaui. ti
TIhe "betncho mnark'' mnay, its''ll, h ave il
r subsid;e ed in t lhe earl h<apiak e or other- in]
e wise. The t est,i m k midght be thiei d:I- ti
>f. I forenc 'in g radie of thle S me th eCarolinTIa ol
r- Itail way f rotn A ikeni to the sea, if any w
k such exists. MIr. I )cCar'a<t ee ti tmy be
Is able to tell if it, has varied sinitce the
g earthgel'take.
v' The wn'tie Elng teau it. ii
i, igIht, ptracticalliy allI the mneni whof( haud h
I., antyt I, ing to do wit, thiLbe robbery ofC lehe i I
b~N Aineral Ilunge express lh-t Friday of i
>-$7 Si,( m~ are In jil or undieer espi on age, Cit
d andC up to dlate Sel ,i)i of the booty fhas itu
b e'en re'covere'd. Tiodaty G eorge lit bert, w~
d a former fireman onu the I )eeIuth, South
.Shore anid A thanitic road, was arresteel
d heee bty the Itolice on a teh'graph ic or
ii de'r of t.he sheriffi of IIloutoni county, er
-ande made a clearm breast of the whole BL
.affir. Th'Ie other finen uneder arrest thi
r. are A. S.C( annoen of II ancock, a young b
man ef good family, whose trunk was t
e uise'd te) carry away the money; ,J olhn
,Kmtg, an athlete; Chiellew, a saloon 01
keeper, of' Ne'gaunee; Michael and ,John i
Shea, saloonists here; 'Tomr Winters, m
f baggage muan; ID. W. slogan, the mes- mU
seniger onc the robbed car; Eld. I logan, at
L' saloonists; WV. S. lloupe, flack driver; at
- anid 0. uLnler, an habitue 01' Chellew's rc
Mat ciCuesh for iiomes~t.
G tiln +:. 0. T', Sept. 16.--Thle scenes di
that were enacted here to-day beggar x
all description. People fought like nr
wild animals to get aboard the trains to
Bget into the Chernkee strip, and huin
dres er ijuied smefaaly.Men
forgt ther mnhod, wmen osttheir
self-respect in the wild struggle for ad
1 Fata inel.
- BIR M INOII AM, Ala., Sept. 20.-A spe-C
cial to the [email protected] from ECvergreen
. Ala., says: A pistol contest here today
i between RLay Fountain and Juliad Duan
110i,- both prominent cit izens of Belle
:I ville, resulted in D)unl in being shot in
ai the arm and Fountain mortally shot
throagh the boy e hot n sa were'....d
brought the Senator down in his carrial
and put -hitn on the train bound f
Laurenq. Before leaving the Senator se
to Mr. Cartlege's dispensary and got
pit bottle of oflicial "booz3."
Police Olicer Jones .ent on du
soot) after the eventi recirded tran
pired. The alair occurred just, as Of
cer Jones was relieving 01i::er Slop
lour bleks away, and consequently r
oiieer was at the station. Oflicer Jon
says I-hat the only reason he did not a
rest Senator 1rby before he left the ci
was that lie could not secure the witnes
es in time to intercept him. lie sa)
lie will arrest hii as so0n as he com(
to Columbia again. Mr. Jones reques
that tie following be pu)lbsled in justic
to him:
'"Tihe statemeint has been iade that
was on duty at the dlepot when Senate
Irby arrived, and create(t a disturbati
of the peace, annd that 1. did not arre
him. This statement is false. I was n,(
on du11ty it the depot until 11 o'clock, 1
which time Senator Irby caine to tak
the train for home. At this time I di
not know of the early morning action
Senlator Irby, otherwise the caie wou
have been ivestigated, the witnesse
been rea(y, and the arrest would hav
beeni made. E. J. JONES.'
With the sauction of Chief of Popc
Radeliffe, Olli%er Joues will put, the fi
lowing charues upon the peolice court r<
cord book this morninv:
"J. L. M. Irby; offense. drunk at:
diRorderly conduct; ofler, E. J. JoncE
witnesses, .10no. IVchlardson, -hed pu
-res, A. C. Monekton, Warren Itcart
".J. L. M. Irby; offeic,, carrying cot
cealed weaponll; olieer, E. .1. 'Jonef
saelic witnesses antd W. II. Gvriflin.ll
It will be noted that there are tw
cases a:aint the S.maLor. One
tteim, last, wIll undoubtedly be sent it
to a trial.inistice'.
I)etakIl <1t Iote Aectduont--S..verai Pbrsot
KANKAK-:n, 1 11.i , S-pt. ).-At, 9i.2
o'clock last night one-fourth of a mi
South of the little village of Manteo
eightt miles North of this city, the se
onl section of No. 45, which is the H
Four express leaving Chicago at 8.1)
in., crashel into the rear end of' ti
first section with awful results. Eig
persons,it is kinowin positively are de
with a probability of three more I
1inis still utinder the wreckage.
score of others are more or less sever
ly injare'd, a number of them it
thought fatally. The first section sto
ped at a water tank and here accout
die 11r as to the cau.se of the accide1
One is that no flagman went back fro
the first section. Another is thail
liagnan went back and did his d,.
properly, but, that the engineer of t
second section was a,leep and the lir
man feeding his furnace. Both, ho
ever, discovered the train in front
theti in time to jump at(l escape wit
out serious injury. The track
straight for three miles at the pa
where the accident occuirred. The ila
tan h;t4 disappaared. The rear cars
the first section were t!he Ohio ai
Mlississippi sleeper and two chair car
all fairly filled with passengers. T'
collision reduced the rear car to
shapeless mass of sp] i titered tubers an
twisted iron. The wreck of the rea
car was thrown high in the air, falli,
bac-k on the ei ginie, The terrible im
pact forn-el ti ie forward sleeper int
the rear f the day coicth jist ahea
This c.ach was filled with sleeping pa:
senlgers and tihte scenti which elstle,
was (;ne. of atlmtost initiuitea horror. Tlli
enilit piloughedo its dre,adlfutl way lite
alily th trough the hod ies of' sleepint
mhent and womitet. lIlood be'stmteared th~
iron and wooli of the Hhatttared cat'
and it the darkniesi the a w fitl scret
ofI the intj it red ati Oyin g mtintgled wit
the Itiss of steamn ft on the torn an
twiste'd hoiler.
'T'he p)assenlgers In the rear trai
e5e apei wth ttoth itng more thtan
severe shaking tip. Alany of thet
ifrmessedl tttl itnirried forward to0 assis
ii te work of rescuiing the unforti
itnti ts who were still peinlined in th
wrte'ek. The1 crasht of the coIllision w;
plinly hetard itt Manteon, and ini a Ie
uailu -s the residetits of that villag~
were mlim Tt the scene in force. II oust
nte'ar lie sl> were htastily thrown op'
tilnd til eahubeamtlt ant improvised hosp
tal.Local su rgeonts friome th is cit y wet
fhasttily sitttmottedt and' several of them
togae'the tr w it,h tthtr restidetts ofi Kat
l.ak e'e' hasened to .\ atnteon.
Theii ariivals were ittel y anid tthe
i lots~ muI)itch appeem tt'd by thte tl
e'rror-strickett passetige'rs, tian y<
whlomo, other wise intjucired, wet-e stulfec
lut i.rom1)1 the su id'nneliss of thie shoti
atnd gocing about wringingi the'ir hat
atnd (cryinlg historically. 'Te folllowir
is theo list of' killed' Emil Kim me,
1)tyton, O hio, .1. W. P'owell, Ne
Vilenna, O hio. L. T. S weet, L ouitisv ill
Mmtnie l)uvers, Laower A lbany, it.
MIss 0 . Eel wards, Chicago, .J ac(
~Stimiler and Johti (Cirratt, both of C
li nnhits, Ohio. Sonto of* theo wo undo
will ,untdoubtedly die.
It is not belie vedl mtany of the lrinjur
nlow in the flospita;l will dlie. I i'spot
si billity of' the dIisast,er cannoll t, bit yhitc(
on any one or set of inilvidutals ut
the coroner's i nq test hias si Itid mta
ters. Allf the train met iexce'pt thet e't
tgm eer wer'e emiiptoye'd by t,he lI ig l"ou
.-,hotld the blame he placed ont the ei
gi tteen, the Ill iois Ceinta will I.
blamned ; if upotnI) Dncanm the t lagmuta
the .ltig 'ourn will lbe re'sponistible.
T'he coroner this afternoonu at atnkt
kee began itnq i est over t he nrtumis u
t,he victtms of t.he wreck. Only thire
witnesses were examti nedl before th
iinest, was adjocirned, bult etnouigh Lie
ti mnoty was heardnu to develop the fac
that thiere will be a hitter fight be'twee
thue liig F"otur amid lltinois Cenltral Rioad
to avoid t,te respotnsibiility for the din
A 'AI t"Fgt.
of a bloody tragedly wichl was enacte<
at, Blacks Springs, an Isolated vtlfagt
Ia bAw days ago htasjttst reached the ait3
.J. L. Mflhamn anid, 1 I. Cochran becam
in vol ved in a (liarrel over a horse whte
a desperat,e li'enit wit,h knives ensued
Mtlhamn was stabbed several times b'
C>chiratn and died almost inntantly
Cochran was arresto I and while il
custody of a dep'it,y snoriifY was assault
oil by a son of Milh in, who attempte
to shoot him but was preventrd fror
doing so.
rhe Vicm11118 ,r ths Mob's Vongiance
Shielted a Iourtha Brother, who Mar
dered a .udg, lu the court Roomrul
Partfcnlar, of the Attiir.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 17.-There was
triple lynching alnost within the
hadow of the city last night, but it wai
onducted sa quietly that the account of
he horrible affair published this morn.
ig was a surprise to the community.
'he victims of the veugeance of the
i0h were three negro brothers named
uliano, and the crime which they ex.
iated in so summary a manner was the
lieldiig of a fburth brother. llselius
uliano, who on Friday atternoou shot
ud,_e Victor Eistopinal to deat.h while
ie latter was tryIng him tor a trivial
tiense, seriously wounded the 'juIe's
>n, and then made good his escape.
The shooting occurred in the court
)om, and the murderer continued firing
atil the Judge, who followed to close in
pon him, fell mortally wounded imime
tately outside and to the left of the
iilding. The brutal negro then stood
ier the prostrate from of his victim
id fired it shot, which is supposed to
3 the one that passed through the
3art. The negro then made a dash
.ross the grounds for his cabin.
Just at this time, August Estopinal, a
in of the murdered official, who is em
oyed as a conductor on the Carrollton
iad, was coming in from his work, and
3 gave cliase to tl man whom he had
*st seen murder his father. The negro
ached his cabin, and coming out, fired
ro shots at the young man, who sought
fetv in a house adjoining the resi
mce of Mrs. Charles Flory. The nogro
-ovided himself well with ammunition
hitle in the cabin, for during his short
ay he grabbed up a valise and a Win
Iester rille. It was from this rifle that
lired the two shots by which young
itopinal was wounded. The negro
iade for the swamps in the rear of the
ty, and being Iertectly lamihar with
IeU was soon m1 sale hiding.
A posse was iinediaLtely organizAd,
lid all night and all Saturday the sur
.unding country was scoured, but
ic search was fruitless, so far as the
al criminal was concerned. The
iother, two brothers and two sisters, of
be negro Roseli!xs were arrested yester
ay atternoon at. the Black Rlidge, in the
ar of the city, by city police, and were
ien taken to the little jail. Another
rother was arrested later in the day in
iv same neiglitiorhood andl taken to the
ama jail. All were charge with assit..
Iw the fugitive.
About, II o'clock. a body consisting
7 ibout, 25 men, some armed with rill is
Id shotguns, caMe up to t,h3 j Ail and
t a lantern. They unlocked tihe door,
ad then lield a conference among them
.lves as to what they should do. Some
ero in favor of hanging the whole flve
bile others raised objections, and in
,ted that only two of the brothers, the
tort one anl the tall one, "Valsin"
id "Bakile," should be taken out and
rung up. This was finally agreed to,
id severa! of the men went into the
.il, and coming out afterwards brought
Ith them the two doomed negroes.
They were hurried across to a pasture
)0 yards distant, and there asked to
ke their last chance of saving their
res ini making a confession. The
groes made no reply. They were then
Id to kneel down and pray. One did
, the ot,her remained standmig, but
>th prayed1 fervently. The taller ne
'o was then hoisted up. ic remained
mLinlg fully five minutes before the
cond one was hanged. The shorter
gro stoodl gazing at the horrible death
his brother without flinching.
TIhe mob remainied at the p)lace for
>out, halt an hour, when some one sug
sat,ed that, t,hey go hack and hang }he
are others. This was op)posed by sev
al, and :t was finally decided that they
mild go back and take thme remaining
olier out to Camp P'arapet and hang
mn there. The other two were taken
it and 11gged, with an ordler get out
thre parish in less thain halt an hour.
TIhe mob then start,ed back to the jail
put, their threats int.o execution. The
ird brother, P?aul, was taken out to
e camp, which is about a mile distant
t,ie interior, and1( th ere he was hanged
a tree, his body hranging in full view
a monr'>d er'mv during the (lay "as a
aringi to t,he negroes that they can
>t go) aboult, killing white people," as
iC ofI the umembers of t,he mob put it.
Dur:ingm tire searah for Julian on Sat
dayi. onc1 branch of the posse visited
c housn~e of a negro family in the neigh
rhood of Camp Parapet,, and tailing to
d the object of their search tried to
luce ,John Willis a young negro to dis
>se the whereabouts of Jullan. Hie re
uedl to (10 so, or could not do so, and
is kicked to death by the crowd.
Torriaic Fires.
G UT H itni , 0. T., Sept. 18.-A coal
just in Irom the Paiwnee reservation
ites t.hat a terrific prairIe lire is raging
ere, andl hundreds of set,tlers have
en compelled to abandon wagons,
uits and out(its andl flee for their lives
their horseir. Several dead bodies
.ve been found and it is feared that
any more will perish. The boomers
e returning to-dlay by the hundreds
d there is a line several hundred
rong at the barber shops and bath
oms waiting their turn to get cleaned.
Heware of the Trap Gun.
SAN ANTNIO, Tex., Sept. 20.-A
sp)atch was received here to-day from
okum, Tex., stating that John New
an, a prominent merchant of that
ace, was killed this morning by a trap
an, which he set for a burglar. Mr.
[ew man had forgotten about the deadly
ifair, and was opening up the store,
rhen lie came in contact with the string
rhich pulled the trigger of the gun, the
barge passing through his body.
D)eath in the Mine.
LONDON, Sept. 20.--Part of the shafp
>f D)olootth Mine In Cornwall feil to
lay entombing thirty miners. T wenty
sere gotten out alive, but eIght are
itill In the mine and are believe3i to
e dead.

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