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STUCK ONCE MORE.
Democrats Still Holding the Fort
in the Senate.
STAVDia OFF THE OLOTXTRE ETJLE.
Ob.trctlv. Tactic, Ve Vp Another
T with Adjournment at Midnight
No Qaoruni of Republican- rre.ent
Keed, In the Hon, tho object of
lUore Abuse, and No Business Com-pleted-A
KeTlew of the Situation
Senator Cameron a Bayer of Silver.
Washington City, Jan. 22.-The fiyht
over the cloture rule was beKnn in the
senate yesterday as soon as that bo.lv had
been called together, Gorman demanding
the reading of the whole journal, and that
it be read slowly so that he could follow
it Then he moved to strike out that part
of the record which declared that Aid
rich's motion to proceed with considera
tion of the cloture rule was determined
"in the affirmative. " The senator from
Maryland explained that he did not make
this motion for the purpose of interfering
with the cloture resolution, but simply to
have the record conform strictly to the
proceedings of the senate, so that an en
try could not be made to declare a motion
carried when the vote had not been put to
the senate. Gorman, in further explana
tion of his position, ivad from The Con
gressional Record the exact language of
the debate which ensued prior to adjourn
ment, the point being corroborated by
The Record that the vote on Aldrich's
motion was not announced to the senate,
the last statement made by the chair to
the senate on the vote being in the words:
"The ayes appear to have it."
Morton Withdraws Ills Ruling.
Gorman proceeded to speak upon the
motion and Spoouer asked permission to
ask a question, when Butler objected that
under the ruling of the chair Tuesday
Gorman could not yield without unanimous
conseut, and insisted upon his objection
although Gorman appealed to him to
withdraw it. There was a long calloquy,
and Aldrich stated that he had no objec
tion to the journal being amended, but
Morgan insisted that it must be done
formally to show that the "rights Gf repre
sentatives of the people shall not be
stricken down." The vice president cor
roborated the statement that he hud said,
"The ayes appear to have it," and later
withdraws his ruling that asenator had no
right to yield to another without unani
mous consent, admitting that it was
Itftnandpd the Ayes and Noes.
Gorman demanded the ayes and noes on
his motion to correct, and the Republicans
insisted that they were not necessary.
Sherm:i!i thought if. was pretty hard upon
the careful un I experienced journal clerk
(Speneento make a record rellectiug upon
the accuracy of his work. Gorman retort
es that he had no intention of reflecting'
upon the journal clerk or other otlicers of
the senate. He believed that the ol'.icers
had done their entire duty. Morgan made
an extended speech on the ruli?s and prac
tices of the senate, during the course of
which he denounced the practice of taking
senators olf the floor as a wrong and an
IluxtU Lets Himself Loose.
Eustis said lie deemed it his clury to dis
cuss briefly the pending q'lestion and the
question involved in the elections bill, be
cause he believed that the s'.-nate was ap
proaching a revolutionary crisis. He spoke
of the elections bill as a political polyphe
nols intended to devour aud destroy the
liberties of the people. It could not have
originated in the classic brain of the sena
tor from Ma-sachusetts. There was such a
thing, he said, as a woman giving birth to
a monster, a leing that had no recogniza
ble human feature. The thing breathed,
but it had never been kho.vn that such an
inhuman monster could ever have had an
adoptive parent. But the senator from
Massachusetts had assumed all maternal
obliat.ons and responsibilities for the
pending bill that hideous, inhuman mon
ster. He had caressed it; he has taken it
to his bosom; he had warmed it in his fond
embrace, and he ha'l freely given to it it's
adoptive mother's milk.
The Galleries MotbiI to Laughter.
Hoar, addressing the seriate, said that
after several weeks of debate, after indi
vidual speeches prolonged not only
through four or five days, but through
nights, the senator from Louisiana had
broken the silence and addressed himself
to the question whether the journal shall
be corrected. He said he thought it the
most extraordinary spectacle iiu would
not say of impudence or insolence, but of
colossal assurance considering the
ground the senator from Louisiana had
stood upon until the state of Louisiana
had spewed him out of its mouth. Hoar,
as he was .caking, advanced in the direc
tion of Eustis, shaking his index finger
vehemently, and the latter, as if to escape
the vengeance of the Massachusetts seua
tor, moved farther away, amid great
laughter from the galleries.
Vest Talks Against Time.
Vest then opened lire on the elections
bill, and declared that it was n assump
tion to say that the Democrats were wast
ing time and that the cloture rule was
necessary in order to obtain a vote on the
bill. He didn't oppose the bill as a parti
san; if he were acting on that lino he
would vote for the bill, because it would
help his party. It was very evident, how
ever, that what Vest had to say didn't in
terest the senate, not even the Democrats,
for at 0:110 there were not a score of sena
tors present and business w.n suspended
to wait for a quorum, which did not ap
pear until 8:40, when Vest continued his
Another Democratic Strategem.
Vest's seech continued for a couple of
hour longer, the Democrats having hit
upon a new device to give Vest occasional
rests. The device was to note the absence
of a quorum and demand a roll-call ea;;h
time. The trouble was that the Repub
licans had no quorum in the city, and al
though the sergeant-at arms several times
obtuined enough memlers, as soon as any
vote was ordered the Democrats with the
quorum disappeared. That was the case
when Aldrich moved that absent senators
Ihs "compelled" to attend, and the motion
being agreed to, Gray uiov-d a reconsid
eration which the chair refute I to enter
tain. An appeal was titkan, Gray declar
ing that tiie senate had no power to "com
pel" an attendance. When Che vote ou the
appeal was aoout to lie taken, tiie Demo
crats left tiie chauilier. Finally Aldrich
admitted that nothing could be done, and
agreed to an adjournment at 11:59.
The I'resident Uim Some Lymph.
Washington CiTr, Jan. iJ. The presi
dent has received from United States Min
ister Phelps, at Berlin, five vials of Koch's
lymph. Jfe has ordered the lymph dis
tributed as follows: One vial each to Provi
dence hDspital, this city; Surgeon Gen
eral Hamilton, of the Marine hospital; the
Polyclinic hospital, Chicago; the Charity
hospital, New Orleans, and the Indianap
olis city hospital.
MORE A3U3E OF THE SPEAKER.
House Democrats Pour Out Several Vials
of Wrath on His Head.
Washington City, Jan. 23. .Ths house
Democrats yesterday continued' their tac
tics of obstruction, beginning with the
journal, the approval of which Mills
wanted to debate. At the same time
Bland wanted to have a motion adopted
to take upi the senate free coinage bill,
and said he would keep up the agitation
until March 4 next. Rogers called Reed a
revolutionist, and other Democrats ex
pressed their opinion of the speaker. He
derson of Illinois took exception to the
persistent insults which were leveled at
Reed, and said that hereafter the words
would be taken down.
Recti Makes a Statement.
The speaker then said: "The chair de
sires to say to the house that one reason
why he expects in du- time that his ser
vices will be appreciated is because of
the virulent attacks that have been made
upon him, the personal nuture and char
acter of which this house understand.
The chair has endeavored at all times to
administer the rules of the house as he
understood them, a id us the house has
sustained his decision tit"' chair will con
tinue so to do as li.u.;,:s lie occupies the
exalted position to which he has been
elected by the house o." representatives."
Mills retorted that ti.e chair did not rule
according to law, a n v l-i.i on to say that
the Randall riil:iu-.(; -a.'l- : ;:,l!i.vu made
under speeial rules, o::c- i;f which was
adopted so that the lh pu licans could
steal the presidency; nt Ll?'i several Re
publicans exclaimed: ' 'V:: uui s."
A 'uif inn il Wv;m:k-.
Mills continued to petk m mil shut off
by the speaker, owing to his time leing
up. He said he would continue to-day,
and then the time was taken up for hours
in disputes of the chair's rulings, Reed
victorious every time. Cannon said the
Republicans were in charge and would
pass all bills necessary to protect citizens
in their rights, and the Republicaus ap
plauded. 11 is statements were echoed by
McKinley, who said the majority wonld
stay until noon of March 4 if necessary.
He also said that every criticism aud in
sult heaped upon the speaker was also an
insult to the majority, which indorsed all
his rulings. Dilatory tactics finally re
sulted in an adjournment without final
action on the District bill.
THE SITUATION SUMMARIZED.
Republicans Need a Czar" in the Chair
of the Senate.
Washington Citv, Jan. K The game
of cross-purpose being played in the senatt j
is in such a state that a prediction as tc
the final entente would amount to noth
ing more than mere conjecture. The
Democrats have entered upon a policy ol
delay that can only be offset by some
fl;:nk movement on the pi.rt of the Re
publicans, bached by a ruling favorable to
the majority party by the vice president.
The Republicans are playing a waiting
game. They think that protracted ses
sions may tire the Democrats to such a
degree that little resistance will be of
fered to some motion that will lead up to
the approval of the journal and the con
sequent resumption of unfinished busi
ness the consideration of the cloture
The Only AVay Out of the Woods.
But the Democrats are determined not
to be tired out. Morgan, Gray, and Kenna
have been stdected as the next speakers,
and they are men of wdtiderf ul physical
endurance. There is apparently but small
chance for the Republicans to carry out
successfully their plan. A thorough dis
cussion of the situation has taken place
among Republican leaders, resulting in
the general agreement that Mortou holds
the key to the situation. But the main
difficulty is for Mortou to find an oppor
tunity to make use of the key. This he
cannot do, it is said, without making some
radical ruling; and it remains to lie seeu
whether he will exercise his power as the
presiding officer of the senate to bring
about a chauge iu the present condition of
Senate and House in Brief.
Washington Cur. Jan. 22 In the sen
ate yesterdi'y the whole time was given
up to a discussion of the cloture rule and
the election bill, brought forth through a
motion by Morgan to amend the journal
by eliminating the statement that Al
drich's motion to take up the cloture rule
had leen carried. The chair stated that
he had said that the ayes appeared to have
it. The debute was continued until 11:511,
when without actiou, owing to lack of a
quorum, the senate adjourned.
The house was in a wrangle n train dur
ing the discussion on the approval of the
journal. The journal was finally npproved
and the Di-trict bill further discussed un
til ft o'clock. At that time no quorum be
ing present tiie proceedings dragged along
until fi:15 p. m.,when the house adjourned,
the bill going over us unfinished business.
Bon Cameron Bought Silver.
WASHINGTON' ClTr, Jan. 2i Senator
Vest created a sensation before the silver
pool investigating committee of the house
yesterday by stating that Don Cameron
had informed him that he had bought
aud sold silver. Cameron did not tell him
how much he had bought or sold, but he
had not made any secret of it, believing
thst it was as legitimate as the buying
and selling of corn or wheat or any other
commodity. Cameron had said that it in
no way affected las vote, although he had
voted for tree coinage, for the purchase
was made alter the vote on the silver bill
in the senate. Cameron had further ex
plained to Senator Vest that the matter
had been managed by David T. Littler, of
Will llusli the Appropriation Bills.
Washington City, Jan. 22. Cannon,
chairman of the house committee on ap
propriations, introduced iu the house yes
terday n resolution providing thai on Sat
urday next at 4 o'clock, unless t:;e legisla
tive appropriation bill has been reported
to the house by tho committee of the
whole, tiie committee is to be discharged
from its nrUiur consideration and the
previous question is to be considered as
ordered, 'i'he same action under si i.ilar
cirenmstauces is to be taken with the
naval appropriation on Wednesday, with
the consular appropriation on Jan. 80,
and the military appropriation Feb. 3.
The Vanderbllts After Another Road.
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 22. Attorneys
representing the Vanderbllts arrived here
yesterday to take the preliminary steps
toward a proposed purchase of the Esca
naba Iron Mountain Ore Carrying road.
But Determi led That Scott Can
Not Get Back.
SITUATION ON THE NICKEL PLATE.
PaKAenger Trains Running, bnt freight
at a standstill The Snitch and Yard
Men Becline to Become Involved and
Sargent Uivea the Strikers the Cold
Shoulder So Does Chief Arthur
.Trains Stopped by Force at Hunting
ton, I nd.
Chicago Jsn. 22. While the Chicago
aud Krie railroad is seriously crippled by
the strike of the train dispatchers, opera
ors and a few conductors of its Chicago
division, it can not be said that the
strikers have gained anyltiing by the
serious stoppage of traffic. In fact, if
there has been any change in the situation
at this end of the line during the first
twenty-four hours of the strike, it would
appear that the strikers have been slightly
worsted in the fight.
Switchmen Will Not Go Out.
At a meeting of switchmen and yard
men yesterday they refused to side with
the strikers, claiming that the cause of
the strike did not concern their organiza
tion at all. This action disconcerted the
strikers very much, and is no doubt the
reason why the engineers have remained
at their posts also.
The Company Will Stand Firm.
"The company concluded to stop freight
trafic for the present," said General Man
ager Tucker last night, "but it may be re
sumed to-morrow. With the exception of
a local accommodation train all our reg
ular passenger trains went out to day and
to night, manned by regular crews." Mr.
Tucker stated emphatically that under no
circumstances would the compauy recede
from its position in regard to the discharge
of Train Dispatcher Scott.
Plenty of Men Applying.
Manager Tucker also said: "The conduc
tor of No. 2 passenger, going out this fore
noon, cut off two passenger coaches and
went out with only the mail and express
cars. He telegraphed from Hammond,
Ind., however, that the coaches would
pull through all right on our regular No.
13 passenger, which left at 7:25 to-night in
good hape. The fact is that the number
of dissatisfied men does not exceed fifty in
all. This includes the six train dispatch
ers wlo struck at Huntington. The rest
are tel -graph operators aud three conduc
tors. The engineers are loyal and so are
the switchmen and yardmen. We have
applications for the vacant places every
minute, so to speak, and if we so desired
we could have placed six new men iu ev
ery vacancy. This has not been dona yet."
Not F.mploying I'inkertons.
Information from other sources points
to the f ict that if there are to W open hos
tilities the scene of them will lie tit Hunt
ington, but the officials of the company
here in Chicago profess not to ! in f ear of
any snc'.i extrems measures, Mr. Tucker
was emphatic last night in his denial of
the statement that the company had sent
I'inkerton men to Huntington. "'J his
statement is absolutely false," he said.
"There 1 as been no occrision for any such
warlike preparations, and I have every rca
son to believe that no such occasion will
arise. The fact is that the men are di
vided in their sentiments, except the six
train dispatchers, who are still solid, but
whose pi ices are at present satisfactorily
filled by other officials of the rond. We
hope that the entire trouble will be over in
a day or two."
Blunt if thr Trouble at Huntington.
It appea rs, however, that things are not
running as smoothly as the local officials
say. The first act of violence occurred
Tuesday night at Huntington, when
several of the railroad wires leading west
were cut I y strikers or theirsympathizers.
The mischief was discovered in time anil
no seriou- consequences ensued A dis
patch rec i veil last night from Hunting
ton says tl. at no trains were run out of
that place yesterday oif the Chicago and
Erie railway but mail I rains. and they con
sisted of ar engine and one mail car each.
Conductor and dispatchers are nil ou
strike. Au attempt was made to run two
passenger trains manned with new men
last eve-nit. a, but strikers boarded them,
applied the air-brake and stopped them.
After tryii g for more t ban an hour the
qttempt was abandoned and the trains
were backed into the yards where they
now stand. It looks as though there may
Not I. ecognized by Sargent.
Tr.r.KE IhCTE, Ind., Jau. 22. Tele
graphic requests have lieeu received here
for Frank Sargent, grand master of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman, to
go to Huntiugtou and take charge of the
Chicago and Mrie strike. Mr. Sargent,
who is also president of the supreme coun
cil of the Federation of Railway employes,
declines to recognize the strike because it
was brought i m against the laws of the
Wh:tt Chier Arthnr Says.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 22. Iu an inter
view last night Chief Arthur, of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
said the eug neers bad no grievances
against the Chicago and Erie road aud it
was very unlikely that they would strike
to assist the men now ou strike on that
THE TEST WAS FATAL.
A Mine Kx plosion Which Seriously In
jures Six Men.
Mai:l;sa, Ills., Jan. 22. A terrific ex
plosion occurred in the O. K. coal mine,
one mile sout-i from here yesterday.
There were twenty-live men under ground
at the time. Six miners were seriously
injured and one is believed to lie fatally
hurt. The mint was filled wit h fire-damp
and the explosion occurred while a test for
air was being made. Nearly all the men
were unconscious when they were brought
to the surface, b it revived in a few miu
utes. The namos of those seriously hurt
are: William D:ake, Kich Barnwell,
William St raker. John Frautuer, William
Harris, Williai:i Dodesou aud John
Itustia'H Faior Is Very MutLible.
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asked to reniousti'ate with Russia against
the harsh treatment of the German set
tlers in Russian Pidand. The settlers
were induced by the Russians to come to
Poland and take up lands Irom which the
Poles bad been expelled. The German
colonies have become very prosperous, the
Berlin company at Doubno owning a rail
road. Now that t tie relations of Germany
and Russia are changed Russia has dis
covered that the Crermans are dangerous
and threatens to drive them out of the
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