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V fif
Horn Houses of tbo Hrlllsh Parliament
will take suitable action on Uio Czar's ussas-
Inntlon to-day.
Sf.natoiis McDili.,o£ lowa, and Cameron,
of Wisconsin, took their seals In the United
Slates Senate yesterday.
Tub Irish members fought bitterly against
voting any salary to Chief Secretary Forster
In Committee of Supply lust night.
About 81,570,000 worth of bullion was
withdrawn from tho Hank of England yes
terday for shipment to this country.
Mayou Vickeuv was reelected Mayor of
Augusta, Me., yesterday by tho largest Ke
publlcau majority given in that city for
Cloudy weather, occasional snow, south*
easterly winds becoming variable, and sta
tionary or lower temperature, for this region
A mr.L was introduced in the Illinois Leg
islature yesterday providing that treating a
person to Intoxicating llciuur bo nmdo a penal
The Emperor of Germany wept bitterly
when ho heard of the terrible fate of the
Czar, who, by the way, was Ids nephew— I tho
son of Ills sister.
The result of tho Moody and Sankcy re
vival meetings nt San Francisco has been to
add largely to tho membership of tho evangel
ical churches In that city.
Kuei.ic Dutton, an old man. of 70, at
templed to murder ids wife, aged 03, with ni
iron bar at St. Clair, Mich, Saturday
Dutton has skipped to Canada.
Someiiody Is afraid. A bag containing
deeds and other valuable papers was stolen
from Mr. Page, a witness before the Phila
delphia Gas Trust Investigation, yesterday.
Sin Ricirxm) Mai.mns, tho English Vice-
Chancellor, has resigned. Hu was appointed
in 180(5, and Is now in ids 70lh year. Ills
salary was 825,000 per year. He retires on a
pension, •
The Local Government Board of England
has issued a circular to the people requesting
them to pay special attention to tho cooking
of pork, so as to prevent disease from
M. Leon Say, speaking In tho French Sen
ate yesterday, alluded to tho dead Czar as
“one of tho greatest reformers of this cent
ury’,” and the statement was greeted with
applause. '
At.kxandku 111., the now Czar, in ad
dressing Ills guard of honor yesterday, said
that ho would not like to have Ids son ascend
tho throne under such* circumstances as ho
himself did
Tun French Cable Company has tiled an
amended bill in the United States Circuit
Court at New York praying that the telegraph
companies bo restrained from perfecting a
As was anticipated, Gov. Plllshnry of
Minnesota has appointed Gen. A. J. EUger
ton United States Senator to succeed Secre
tary Windom. The new Senator Is now on
ids way to Washington.
Thu Polish members of the Lower House
of the Bohemian llelchsrath threatened to
withdraw In a body yesterday from that As
sembly if a resolution of condolence with
the Czar’s family was Introduced.
Maj. Thomah J. Andeiisox has been ap
pointed Postmaster at Topeka, Kas., on the
recommcndatloirof the Kansas Congression
al delegation. Mn{. Anderson Is a member
of tbo present Legislature of Kansas.
Miss Nki.liu 0. M. Butleu, daughter of
J. W. Butler, the woil-kuowu paper-manu
facturer of this city, was married to Mr. W.
B. Linn, a prominent young member of tho
Board of Trade, last evening. Prof.- Swing
Thu Pope hassentamessageof condolence
to tho new Czar. He sent Cardinal Jacobin!
to tho itusslan Grand Dukes Sergius and
Bawl, who wore In Home, to express regret
at their father's death before they started for
St. Petersburg.
Thu testimony for tho defense In tho Kal
loch trial closed yesterday. Kalloch himself
testified. Ho said ho went to tho Chronicle
ofllco to secure tho suppression of Be Young’s
pamphlet reflecting on his father, thot Do
Young llrstdrew his pistol, and that ho (Kul
loeh) fired lu self-defense.
Xx the House of Commons last night the
motion of Sir. Gladstone fur urgency on Sup
ply was defeated, not receiving tho necessary
llirce-to-ono majority. The voce stood 2UU to
313, Sir. Gladstone then appealed to the
members to aid the'Government, and the
House went Into Committee on Supply.
Tub Board of Directors of the Chicago
Lumberman's Exchange elected the follow
ing ortlcers yesterday: President, A. G. Vim
Schalck; Vice-President, S. K. Martin;
Treasurer, John McLaren; Executive Com
mittee. A. A. Carpenter, B. L. Ander
son, Thaddeus Doan; Secretary, George W.
Last Saturday as Thomns McPherson,
Wltllum Old, William Whitehurst, and a man
named Fisher wore leaving Princess Ann
Court-House. Vn., In a wagon, they were
llrcd upon from an ambush. Old and White*
norst were instantly killed. The murderers
are said to Ixt persons who had a lawsuit
with tho victims.
As AimANOKD by the Itopubllcnn caucus,
tho Finance Committee of the Senatu will
consist of Morrill, Sherman, Furry, Jones
(Nov.), Allison, and four Democrats; the
Judiciary Committee of Edmunds, Logan,
Conklin#, Ingalls, McMillan, and four Demo
crats; Commerce, Conklin#, McMillan, Kel
logg, Conger, Miller.
JtuusAKOPF, one of the parties who throw
the bombs, one of which proved so fatal to
the Czar, had boon a student at the St. Pe
tersburg Mining Academy for two years.
The second bomb-thrower Is also u young
man, apparently of tho student class. Doth
were disguised as peasants. Twenty pei>
sons were more or less Injured by tho
bomb explosions. The Czar received thu
Holy Communion, according to the rile!) of
the Greek Church.
The Itemibllcim Senatorial caucus has <lq
cblecl on n list of committees, and the action
of .Mnhono yesterday makes It certain that
the list thus made out will be tho ono adopt*
ml. The riimiico Committee will have ns
Chairman Morrill of Vermont; Allison will
he Chairman of the Committee of Commerce;
Conkline will have the Judiciary Committee,
and liOjpui the Committee on Military Af
Justus SrmvAn, a Communist, who had
himself imported into this country, in an in
terview with n New York reporter yesterday
expressed satisfaction at the Czar’s assaslna*
tlon. and then went on to say that Gould,
Vanderbilt, and other American monopolists
had cause to tremble, ns they were oppressors
of the people. The handwriting was on the
wall, he said. Schwab is obviously a ruffian.
He Is yet at large. '
Alt. the European Cabinets and the entire
European press express profound sorrow for
the death of the Czar. The Emperor of Ger
many is said to be inconsolable. Gladstone,
ilnrllnjgton, and Granville called on the mur
dered monarch's son-in-law, tlio Duke of
Edinburg, to express condolence, and Pres
ident Grevy telegraphed his sorrow to St.
Petersburg. Messages of condolence were
also sent from the other European Courts.
Tub Semite yesterday, an motion of Mr.
Morgan, of Georgia, adopted resolutions
condemning assassination ns n means of re*
dressing grievances of any kind, and ex
pressing sorrow nt the death of the Czar,
horror nt the manner of his taking olf, and
condolence with tho Government and people
of Russia nt their bereavement. The resolu
tions recall the friendly relations widen have
always existed between the Czar's Govern
ment and our own.
It Is said Bradlaugh Ijos tendered his
resignation of Ids place, in order that the
Government may not bo embarrassed by a
long debate on Uorst’s motion for a new writ
for Northampton, of which notice has been
given. Bradlaugh, If Ids resignation Is ac
cepted, will probably seek rejection in
Northampton, and, as Parnell >vlll hardly op
pose, ho will doubtless bo successful. lie
will then go through tho form of taking the
oath, and thus put beyond all cavil or ques
tion his right to a sent.
The Czarowltz assumed the throne of
Russia yesterday under tho title of Alex
ander 111. In his manifesto to the people lie
announces himself as “ tho Autocrat of AH
tho Uusslas, Czar of Poland, Grand Duke of
Finland, etc.,” and pledges himself to' devote
ids whole life “ to care for tho welfare and
honor of Russia,” and calls on Ids “faithful
subjects to nidto before tho altar of tho Al
mighty their urnyurs” with his, and com
mends them to swear fidelity to him and
his successor, “Ids Imperial Highness the
Grand Duke Nicolai.” I
In tbo list of appointments sent by Presi
dent Garfield to tho Senate! yesterday wort)
the following: Stanley Matthews, ’to bo
Associate Justice of tho Supremo Court;
Don A. Pardee, of LoulMmu, to bo United
Stales Circuit Judgu; Johh W. Powell, of
Illinois, tube Director of tho United States
Geological Survey; Mrs. Priscilla W. Wilson,
to bo Postmistress at Bruidwood, 111.; G. W.
Mitchell, to bo Postmaster at Charleston,
HI.; James 11. Clarke, at Mattoon, 111.; Ed
wahfßussell, at Davenport, la.; George W.
Craiie, at Dubuque, la.; and Justus T. Mock,
ut Watertown, Wls.
A mass-meeting of Socialists, numbering
about 8, 000, was held at tho West Twelfth
Street Turner Hall last evening, and was ad
dressed by Dr. Schmidt, tho. Socialist candi
date for Mayor of Chicago two years ago, and
by Herr F. W. Frilsche, a member of the
Gorman Keichslng, who Is on u visit to tills
country. Hr. Schmidt, referring to tho
Czar’s assnslnatlon, said Ills dentil was richly
deserved,—a somimont which was loudly
applauded. Herr Frltsche was more guarded
in Ids expressions, for the reason that lie
could be held responsible for Ids utterance
•in this country on Ids roturh to Germany.
Sknator Maiioni; solved yesterday what
tho newspaper-men and tho politicians of the
whole country have been trying to solve lor
several months. Ueplying to a truculent and
olfensivo speech by Senator Ben Hill, who,
since Blaine loft tho Senate, seems to take u
leading part on tho Democratic side, Senator
Malionu proclaimed Ids independence Jithe
Democratic party, and ills Intention to vote
with tho Bepubllcnns. Ho denounced the
methods of tho Democracy In Southern elec
tions, their bulldozing tactics, their fraudu
lent tissnn-bnilots, and declared he could nut
act witli such a party. This action decides
that tho organization of tho Senate will be In
tho Interest of the Uepublicuns.
Even though Hr. Blaine Is not in tho Sen
ate, Mr. Ben Hid, of Georgia, cannot with
impunity ludulgu In that bulldozing stylo
which ho Is so fond of. He attempt
ed to browbeat and bully Senator Ma
hone yesterday, and in ids most swag
gering. style, whereupon Senator Hour
told Idm that no ex-slaveowner could crack
his whip over on American Senator, and re
minded Hid, who appeared to bo very Jeal
ous of tho rigljts of Ids constituents yester
day, that hr to carry Georgia Into
rebellion, contrary to Ids pledges to ids con
stituents; and much more tu the same effect.
Thu general impression was that Mr. Hid
gat much the worst of tho encounter.
Tub Tories are the defenders of the liber
ties of tho Urillsh House of Commons. Tho
announcement seems strange, but it is true,
nevertheless. Sir Stafford Northcoto issued
an address to his constituents yesterdaydu
which lie sets forth tho reasons why ho and
Ids party intended to oppose urgency on
Supply, lio says, what everybody knows to
bo true, that the llouso llrst gained Its iuliu
enco and power on that very point,—that
tuunnrehs or ministers should not obtain
appropriations except by a deliberate veto
of tho House,—and ho holds that any
attempt to curtail that authority and delib
eration would ho to establish a dangerous
precedent. Sir Stalford says that tho utmost
freedom of debate should bo permitted on all
Items of supply. Tho Whigs must feel them
selves in a sorry position tvs assailants of tho
liberties of the popular brunch ot tho Legis
lature,—of tho very liberties they claim to
havo established.
SwctoJ DltveteU . o Tht CkUttgo Wttuns.
SruisariKLO, 111., Maroh I*.—Tho work ot
tearing down tho old Central llouso begun o»-
day. This hotel was built In 1537. and wusknowu
for yuan us tho American House, being in those
early days tho best hotel in the tttalu and bond
quarters fur the ptillUcluns. Tho building Is to
bo replaced by u hue busluusj block.
The United States Govern 1
ment Returns to Repub
lican Hands.
That Fortunate Event Due to
the Readjusting Senator
from Virginia.
Highly Sensational Scenes in the
Senate During Ycstcrduy’s
The Democrats Worked into an Dm
easy State by the Sarcasm
of deciding.
Cracking of the Bulldozer’s
Whip Around the Ears
of Mahone.
Reply of the Virginian to the Low
Taunts of Ben Hill, of
He Declares Unequivocally that
He Is Done with Bour
bon Democracy.
Masterly Speech of Senator Hoar) Cost
lug Hidlctdo mid Disgrace ou
tho Georgian.
Stanley Matthews Renominated for the
Supremo Court—Officesaokera
sptc(/it Ditpaleh to The C'Atccipo TVibunc.
Washington*, I). C. t March H.-Senator
Mahone, of Virginia, has cast his first vote
and made his first speech In tho Senate. He
lias dismayed the Dourbon party by Ids
audacity, and has silenced their most trucu
lent leader by his manly courage. This
morning no one could safely say what posi
tion the mysterious little General from the
Old Dominion would occupy. To-night tho
most confident Democrat will admit that ha
has burned all tho bridges behind Idm, and
bus become the determined and dangerous
foe of Dourbonlsm. Theclrcumstaiiceswhleh
led to tbo climax of the day’s debate were
peculiar. The passage betweeußea Hill and
Muhone will become historical In American
Congressional nnuais. Never sinco tbo War
dared to crack Ills widpjQdtjt such ferocity
ns did Ben Hill to-day over the head of whut
he, perhaps, thought was the timorous new
Senator from Virginia. Never have the vio
lent threats of tne swaggering bulldozer be
fore been so answered with arguments which
paralyzed retort. Ben Hill is a representative
of the old Southern system, which seemed
always to connect the idea of energy with
violence. Ho appeared to think that tho
readiest way to prevent-Muhono from becom
ing an ally of the Bepubiieuus was to de
nounce him as a traitor.
whoso courage lias been tried upon many
Helds, and whose body bears tho scars of
many wounds, was not tho man to cower be
fore Insolent swagger, and lie demonstrated
to tho Senate and the country that the most
formidable opponent that Bourbuuism tins
yet found Is In tho person of the man who
has disintegrated politics In tho Old Do
minion, and who to-day, through indecent
treatment, pronounced upon tho Dem
ocratic party Ids anathema mnrnnatha.
The. proceedings of tho Senate were
opened by Die suave and unctious
Pendleton, tho mouthpiece of ttie Democrat-
1c caucus, who urged that the resolution pro
viding for the organization of Uic Senate bo
passed. They were closed by
when the clear, piping voice of Mnhone,
ringing through the Chamber, had notilied
Bon Hill that Ids " swaggering Insolence”
must cease. The.pcmocrats have believed
that they would bo ..'do to organize tho Sen
ate. They thought so this morning. They
know that they cannot do it now.
Kvery step in tho day’s proceedings
was a "feeler.” They were groping in
tho dark. Two of the Bepublican vacancies
were Idled tids morning by tho induction
Into oflico of McDill, of lowa, and Cameron,
of Wisconsin. The two remaining vacancies,
it was announced, would bo Idled, at the
latest, on Thursday.
alone was in doubt There seemed to bo a
deliberate purpose on the part of the Demo*
cruls to compel Mahone to dcllne ids posi
tion. Pendleton, ».,lth his oily voice, could
not. lie spoke with dignity and stately
phrase of the forced paralysis of the
powers of Iho Senate. lie ridiculed
Conklins’* declaration on Friday that
the llepublicans would have a con
stitutional majority when all the
seals were tilled, and Insinuated that there
had been meetings at which champagne and
satisfaction had been discussed, lie was
confident that no Democrat would vote with
tho Kcpubllcans. lie Insisted that It was
the constitutional duty of both parties to go
onward, and denounced what ho called tho
unparalleled proposition that the Democrats
should pair two live votes with the votes of
two persons not yet elected to the Senate,
although Senator Yoorheus subsequently
made It clear that
came from him, and he uttered a solemn
warning, ho said, that such a proceeding
should not become a precedent, and lie ap
pealed to all that tho Senate should bo or
ganized—namely: that tho Itepubllcuns
should consent that the Democrats shall con
trol the body in which they are to be a mi
nority. Maliono, meanwhile, sat intent upon
a distant sofa, conversing with a blind editor
friend, a Virginia guest, liuyord, then,with
stilted speech and great pretense of candor,
camo forward, and, with his voice as full of
pathos as If • lie were delivering an
eulogy upon tho memory of the la
mented Carpenter, to whoso crape-cov
ered chair ho referred with grace,
suggested, with sumo hesitation, that
tho Kepubllciui minority, if it be a mi
nority,— ucondition which no longer uxlsts,—
should recognize the fact that
should prevail, tho major party being that
one whoso vanishing majority of nine, which
disappeared March 4 at noon, .Air. Bayard
subsequently bewailed. Still Mahone sat
silent, ami Bayard’s pathos brought no sign,
save this, that Mr. Bayard placed himself on
rerun! an not intending to ho an obstruction
ist to the Itcpubllcuns when the tide of num
bers should boar tho power to them,
which It will at the flood tide
of votes In a full Senate, on
next Thursday at. high noon. Tho Ilepnb
llcans thought It well to go into executive
session, or to adjourn. Mr. Allison, speak
ing for the caucus, made tho former motion.
Tho Democrats look advantage of It, ami
forced a roll-call, thinking that by thatnioans
they might compel the mysterious Virginia
Senator to show his hand.
as the roll proceeded. Davis, of Illinois, was
callus!. No response came. Ills chair was
vacant. Edmunds’ name was called. Ills
voice was silent. He was so 111 ho had been
compelled to leave tho Chamber, and bad
paired with his friend Garland. Tho Clerk
approached tho letter “M.” There was a
painful silence in tho Chamber and n hush of
suspense in every gallery. That pe
culiar electrical condition which is said
to exist in American crowds when
wrought up to excitement was brought
to tho consciousness of perhaps every
man in that Chamber to-day. The
Cleric, with a voice which seemed mnflled
with agitation, spoke tho word '* Mahone.”
Thu silence deepened. The suspense grew
greater. Scarcely had thethlck-volced Clerk
muttered the last sound, however, when,
sharp and strong, from the rear sent at the
Jelt of the Chamber, there rang out a crisp,
clear “ aye,”
It was with tho solid Republican parly, to go
Into executive session. There was a bustle,
a confusion, almost a tumult, In the Cham
ber. Tho Iloor was crowded with mem
bers of the new Congress and mem
bers of tho old, and ofllcescckers
hunting a sensation, to relieve themselves of
the tedium of waiting. The galleries were
llllcd with the Inst few hundreds of strangers
left over from Inaugural week. There sud
denly burst from the Repuolicau side a
hearty round of applause, joined on the
Democratic side by some smothered groans,
ami, in the galleries, where some noted
Southern sympathisers sat, a few sharp
hisses. Grim smiles were visible upon tho
faces of
solemnity settled like a pall upon tho rest.
Tho gentlemen who had been for a week
chairmen of endless committees upon paper,
the lank, long-haired, ungalnlyyouths about
the Senate lloor, who were waiting to bo
clerks and messengers of committees that are
not to be, tho Democratic politicians who
thought that they were to remain behind Ujo
Inst bulwark of Congressional power, In
order Umt they might have some Influence
upon Executive action, were all alike dis
mayed by Uio certainty of their Impending
rnln. The little man on the backseat had
dashed their hopes. The slang cry went
upon from one of the galleries from a disap
pointed Dourbon
The first man to recover from the din'and
daze was Farley, of California. The an
dadty of tho plaudits had annoyed him. Ho
moved that Uio Vice-President attend to his
business, and preserve order, and scowled
savagely at Uio galleries, which ho threat
ened should be cleared. This burst of spleen
umyliavo cleared tho speaker’s temper; It
did not clear Uio galleries. Mahono menu-
wldle sat quietly talking with Ids friend,
Pcmllelon renewed his motion, ami proposed
to vole upon the resolution to create com
mittees appointed by the Democratic cau-
In view of the fact that Mahonc's voice had
hardly died away. The roll was about to bo
called upon the motion when Conkllng rose.
Ills opportunity had come. Ills prophecy
of Friday was fullllled. No one doubted
that Urn Bcpuhllcans were to organize the
Senate. Everyone believed that Mahono
would cast his vote with them. Colliding
was at his best. His irony has seldom been
surpassed. Ho turheiMho batteries of his
sarcasm upon Pendleton, who is, compared
with him, a pigmy in stature and In speech,
and declared that ho ought not to ho
In haste;. that there were still two
vacant chairs; that Pcmllelon himself
had allowed his great constitutional sword
to lie a sluggard In Its scabbard until that
congregation of Infallibility commonly
known as tho Democratic caucus had com
pleted Its work. Tho Somite had grown
weary watching for tho caucus to determine
how best it might
David Davis, of Illinois, and had linally seen
him running by tho side of tho Democratic
chariot-wheel. It had united for that
marvelous report of committees—defect
ive In some respects, hut uttluent
In this, that it had placed two
Ohio men upon tho Judiciary Committee, In
order that Ohio might not only furnish tho
laud tho law, but tho law of tho land, mid
they had united for the announcement by
tho Bourbons of tho itob-Uoy doctrine in
politics: “Let him take who has tho power,
and let him keep who can.”
atConkllng’s taunts, and jibes, and Jeers.
Morgan Interposed a resolution of con
dolence with the Imperial family of itussla,
which wassubsequently adopted. It seemed
possible that un adjournment and execu
tive session would follow, when Ben
Hill made tliat speech, which will be
read us a model of Indecorum, so long as par
liamentary proceedings are read among men.
No one had constituted Uto Senator from
(leorglu the censor of Uto Senate. Hu had
received no warrant which could authorize
him to sit In judgment upon Uie morals of
Ills peers. It did not lie in tho mouth of a
nmn to speak of consistency except, perhaps,
to say that consistency Is tho vice of u little
man, who, having boon elected a Unionist In
lb(U to the Georgia Statu Convention, dls
regarded Uio Instruction ot his constitu
ents and voted for secession, lint Bon
ilill rose as the Nero, tho Caligula, thn
DomUlan, of tho Bourbon party, to terrify
Uio Virginia Senator into submission, to
bully him into unmanly acquiescence, and,
iby tho force of swagger and of tho hiss of tho
party’s scourge, to goad tho wretch to order,
in thu slung of tho cloak-room they said Unit
Bun Hill was going
mt lietwosgoing to ruin him In Virginia;
that 50,000 copies of the speech were ’to
bo sent Into the Old Dominion.
Smoko there was, and lire; but
who was burned? The verbatim record
of tho proccedmgs (printed elsewhere) will
show. Hill did not montlon Mahone by
name. That was tho most cowardly fuuturo
of his assault, fur, subsequently, after much
subterfuge and shullilng evasion, ho admit
ted that ho iiad the Senator from Virginia In
his mind. Hill loudly announced that Uio
Senate would contlnno to bo Democratic, as
no Senator elected us a Democrat would be
guilty qf party treason. Where was Uio
Democrat who would betray his party? and
us ho made his inquiry ho searched thn Sen
ate Chamber round, dually allowing his with
ering glunco to rest upon Mahone, who was
still quietly sitting upon his distant sola.
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As ' In’hls denunciations of the
suspected traitor,
speech ohew hotter,
h!& x Agnago grow uncontrolled. Ho de
nounced the suspected, unknown, but clear-
Iy-lndlcntod person ns a man unworthy to
associate with men, as a person only to bo
remembered as infamous. Tho air of uncon
cern quickly departed from tho little man
upon the sofa as this sentiment echoed
through tho Senate Chamber. lie re
turned tho withering glance of his
assailant with a look of calm
but ‘lntense determination. "No man
elected ns a Democrat will prove
false to his trust. No Stale Is to
blush at the exhibition of such Infidelity 1”
said Ben Hill, with defiant arrogance, as he
fairly glowered upon the object of his de
nunciation. The lithe, wiry, gray-boarded
man coolly left his sofa and took his own
scut in tho outer row. Ho sat upon the edge
of his chair, keenly eyeing his accuser, ns
tho torrent of vituperation continued. Mr.
Hill had not fairly resumed his scat before
the small gentleman, who had been sitting
at one of the desks hi tho outside row
on the Republican side, sprang down
between tho desks and chairs, until he had
made his way Into tho area before the Chair
of tho presiding ofllcer, a place from which
Senators rarely speak, lie was rather un
dersized, with but little flesh on his bones,
and wore long gray hair, covering a massive
head, while a heavy mustache and long
sweeping grizzly beard concealed the lower
part of his face. His cheekbones were high,
and one of Ins dark steel-gray eyes hud a
blemish In It, although they
When he found himself In the'area, he
turned towards IHII, placed his hands
upon his hips and leaned forward, like a
lion about to spring upon his prey. Ben
lllll’s face blanched, and he became very 111
at ease. Tim lithe Virginian began to hurl
quick, hot, Impassioned sentences ut tho
Georgia Senator. Never has the Senate
Chamber, in modern times, echoed with such
a succession of delimit expressions or con
tradictions. The magnetism of his applaud
ing audience appeared to stimulate him, and
he stood like Vulcan forging his thunder
bolls of wrath at his discomfited assailant.
He had not spoken two sentences before
there was
ns to his position. He arraigned Bon Hill
fur umunnly Indirection, lie denied the
right of n mAn to Question Ids Inconsistency
who wns elected to n State Convention to
support the Union and voted for secession.
Ho said that he was responsible to tho peo
ple of Virginia and not to tho Senator from
Georgia for his acts, nnd that he cmno to Ujo
Senate not by tho election of any Legis
lature, but direct from the people, who had
elected n Legislature to ratify their act.
Deferring to' the War, he said that
he had done Ids duty then, and
thanked God that tho past was over, nnd that
he did not belong to tho Democracy which
was represented by Hill and Ids associate
Dourhons. Ho believed In the whole coim
try, not In partisanship. Ho maintained that
he was a belter Democrat than Hill, "and,”
he said, raising himself to his full hlght, and
lifting his voice to Its highest pitch, '
that 1 Intend to bo tho judge of my owa
Democracy. Ido not Intend to be run by!
your caucus. I am, in every sense,
a free man. I Intend to defend’
my own Interests,—tho Interests of Uio pea-*
plo I represent,—nnd I certainly Intend to
defend myself,” and as ho uttered tills Indlg-J
mint defiance no one doubted Uiat tho gal-:
lanl little soldier would keep Ids word. Ami,
addressing Deu HIM in a manner that every
Southern man could understand, he said: “I
want the Senator from Georgia to under-
stand, Just here, that we shall got on more
harmoniously if he will abandon Innuendo
and Insinuation and speak openly and direct
ly. I come hero without being required to
slate to my people what 1 am. They oro will
lug to trust me.”
there whs a tremendous hurst of applause.
Ben Hill tried to answer, hut he destroyed
the strength of his former violent speech by
shutting evasions. He undertook to make It.
appear that, because ho had not mentioned
Mahono by name he did not mean him, and
had mudu no personal assault upon him, and
then he went into tho graveyards of Vir
ginia, ghostlike, to summon up some great
names whose owners, ho said, would not
havo played tho purtof traitor. Mahono grew
more Irritated at this attempt to evade ro
sponslbllliy. Ho interrupted Hill, and, in a
manner not altogether parliamentary, but
which left no doubt us to his meaning, ho
said: “I cannot allowyou to make such in
sinuations. They nro unmanly.
X can never allow you, or any othor man, to
make such charges without a proper answer.’*
Southern men seemed to kyow what that
meant, and Bon Hill, who Is very bold of
tongue, did not cure to Invito what Southern
men call “u personal dlttlculty” with tho
little soldier, and tho torrent of denuncia
tion censed. .Many Uepubllcans, meanwhile,
had become Indignant at tho unprecedented
assault upon a now Senator, before oven
he had indicated what action ho might take.
Mr. was tho first to bring Ben Hill to
hook. Hu arraigned Hill for the Inconsis
tency of his own record upon the subject of
secession, und dented to him tho right to set
himself up as the custodian of tho morals of
the Senate. Incidentally speaking of Sena
tor David Davis, Senator Logan said:
“Judge Davis never was a Democrat, und Is
not to-day.” Mr. Logan was tho first to
clearly bring out the point that the Imputa
tion of treachery could not be placed ut
tho feet of Mahone, inasmuch as the
Democratic party hud a regular nominee.
Withers, against whom Muhuito run, ami
whom ho defeated.
denounced Hill’s speeclias on Insult to tho *
Senate, and stated ttmt It was no business of
his what Mahone might do. In tho conclu
sion of his speech, Air. Honrsald: -
Ttioru are inoa at the Booth wbu bellovo that,
deeper than Democracy, is tbo right of every
Aniurleua citizen to voto as bo pleases. Tbore,
aro Democrats at tbo Buutb wbu mean, if they ''
eun, to voto down tbo man vrltb whom
tboy differed, but who do not mean to
ussaslnute. Tbero aro Democrats in tbo
Buutb wbo do nut moan to live any longer In tbo
gmveyurds.wboßu faces aro toward tbo morning, *
and upon wbose brow tbo rosy light of tbo fat*
uroglory of ibis country Is begun to bo visible.
Ouo suub Democrat, tbo avant courier of tbeir
column, bus at length reached (be Beuato
Chamber. Tbo Ilepublleans of tbo North ex
tend forth a friendly bond.
the ground they have wined—three votes
stronger than they were this morning.
The Democrats, disheartened, admit
that when the expected Senators from Malm?
and Minnesota arrive, the casting vote
of the Vice-President will give the organiza
tion to the Republicans, and Voorheev, of )
Indiana, proposed to-night to bo one of two
Senators who will to-morrow abstalnfrom
voting. This would permit an Immediate
conclusion of the contest, and the Republic
ans could organize the Senate to-morrow.
There qrua number of Democratic Sea
atom who say to-night that the course of the
Republicans with Mahons will compel the

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