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Washington Citt, Jan. 23 -The Demo
crats in the senate yesterday "let up- on
their obstructive tactics in part and con
Bned themselves to raising point, of order
which were generaily defeated The
point in which they -let up-was in ndt
breaking a quorum, as it was in their
power to have done on every vote, there
being no quorum of Republicans present
at any time. As it was, the day was
wholly devoted to an attempt to defeat
Aldrich's motion to proceed with the
consideration of the cloture rule by
the methods noted above. Aldrich,
M soon as the senate came to or-'
ier, charged that the Democrats had at
last disclosed the fact that they were not
fighting for fair debate, but to prevent
legislation unless they could dictate what
that legislation should be a position
which Aldrich declared was wholly revo
lutionary. When Harris remarked that if
the Republicans would proceed with the
appropriation bills there would be no
trouble, Aldrich immediately fastened
upon the remark as proving what Le had
Jnst said. Then he moved to proceed to
the consideration of the cloture resolu
tion. Contention of the Democrat.
This motion was antagonize I by a point
f order that the unfinished business was
the motion to correct Tuesday's journal,
which had been the subject of debate
up to adjournment Wednesday. Dem
ocrats claimed, in brief, in the long
ni technical debate which followed,
that if the journal of Tuesday
wis correct where it said that the mo
lion to take up the cloture rule had been
carried, Aldrich's motion, just made, was
unnecessary; if the journal was not cor
rect, it was in order, and a matter of privi
lege, to correct it. The vice president said
that he was the representative of no con
stituency, and only desired to decide all
points in accordance with the rules.
The View of the Republicans.
The Republicans held that if there was
any unfinihed business it was the motion
to proceed with the cloture rule, and that
the quest ion of the correction of t he journal
could stnd until that question was dis
posed of. Rule 8 was cited, which says
that at the commencement of morning
business the senate shall proceed to the
consideration of the calendarand continne
the same until 2 p. m. On the other hand
the Democrats quoted Rule 3, which says
that the journal of the precedinc day shall
be rea 1 ami mistakes correctetla motion
to do the latter being a privileged motion.
Sherman and Edmunds both declared that
the journal was disposed of immediately
when any other matter was taken up, and
that the senate had the power to so dispose
The Chair Finally Decides.
This remark was greetel with incred
ulous laughter on the Democratic side.
The general purpose of the Republicans
spemed to be that as the Democrats in
sisted that Aldrich's motion to consider
the cloture rule was not carried Tuesday,
they (the Republican) would waive the
point and have another vote on it. The
vii president finally decided against
Htrris, and the latter appealed. The ap
peftl was voted down. Tellsr, Stewart, and
Wolcott voting with the Democrats, a
course they pursued upon almost every
vote. Point of order followed point of or
der and appeal followed each Cacision ad
verse to t!ie Democrats, but all were de
le'ited, and finally the oppositiea began to
live notices of amendments.
Amendments to the Rule.
Notices of amendments to the proposed
rule were given by Stewart and Gibson.
Stewart's looks to allowingother than pend
ing amendments to a measure to be offered
and vol el on, also to allow motions to re
commit an 5 to lay on the table; and Gib
son's r-qmrei the demand for a cloture of
debute to 1, seconded by two-thirds (in
stead of a majority) of the senators
present. Al! this time Cockrell had the
flixr and tad twen readinc an article
written for 'i he Yonth's Companion by
Hoar to show that Hoar did not write as
he talked, bnt without concluding
Cockrell yielded to Aldrich, who moved
a recess to 11 a. m. to-day, which was
carried. The object of taking a ivcess.
Instead of aJjouruing, is supposed to be to
avoid questions being raised as to the
correction of the journal, as there wi!l be
no journal until the legislative d-iy of the
22ud Is finished, which may not ha until
the pending question is finally disposed oL
Quoting Hoar .Afjainst Hoar.
In the article quoted by Cockrell in his
peech Hoar lauded the absolute freedom
of debate in the senate, and said It was ab
solutely unfettered, and the.e extracts
Cockrell read more than once with great
emphasis. Hoar in reply said that on Aug.
10 he had introduced a rale for cloture,
and that rule was before him when he
wrote the article quoted. The rule intro
duced by him was the same in substance
as that now pending, and there was no in
consistency between the rule and the arti
cle, a stiterent the Democrats answered
by mocking laughter. aid Hoar: '-In the
first place, the rule Is not to apply until
after resonable debate; in the next place,
after such reasonable debate, every senator
Is to be entitled to speak for half an hour;
in the third place, it provides for putting
the question on pending amendments and
on all amendments of which notice Las
JL, Difference of Opinion.
Harris asked if the pending rule provid
ed for "all" amendments and Hoar said it
did; whereupon Harris said Hoar was
wholly mistaken, and Hoar said that if
Mich provision was not made it was not in
- accordance with his judgment. Proceed
ing, he said that the business of the wen ate
was not to Uiik, but to legislate, but
when the generous provision for debate
was used for the purpose of preventing
legislation it was misused,
nothing ia his article
Companion that "' said -unw
of tha - freedom of
that - be
, debate it
tks in tslfc-.-
l iwas in ordt. for a minor
ito speuw dnyi, aihu '
A ftbotit omethiuj.Ps
' "pre the senate, and,
''nJre great consllt
(he senate a leffa
was a ini
lha constitution and against the national
authority as was the rebel congress that
aet in Richmond.
THE HOUSE QUIETS DOWN.
lTe Speaker and Others Make Coocilia
' T Remarks.
Wasiun-gtox Citt, Jan. 23 There was
quite a lull in the house yesterday. Mills
took no part in the discussion and the
general opinion was that he had learned
that his excitable outbursts of the past
two or three days had not advanced him
toward the .speakership of the next con
gress. McMUlin wanted ten day debate
on the District bill, and said that all his
side asked was fair play. His desires wera
advocated also by Springer and others.
The Speaker Talks a While.
The speaker then made a statement of
his position. The debate, he sail, while
nominally upon the approval of the jour
nal, had in reality been upon the propriety
of certain rulings. He did not think the
frequent bickerings of the past few days
added to the dignity of the houss. The
business of a legislative hotly was to legis
late and not to permit its legislation to be
wantonly interrupted ex-en by motions or
dinarily proper. He sincerely hoped there
would be no further personal matters con
nected with it.
Business Reached at Last.
McMillin reminded the speaker that un
der the rules his luot.on was one which
could -not be made more than once. The
speaker repl.ed that the scenes of disorder
Wednesday were su.'H .-.em to satisfy every
liember of the jut:ee of the action of the
thair. He sineerjly fco;ed these scenes ot
disorder would ... Hen ierson of Illi
nois ia a brief speech -;.w ;k d for better
order a::d more court t-. , -lVfatment of the
chair. He d:d n noh-.( I gentlemanly
tritici-m of th- c'i iir n l tnea business
was proceeded wit a.
The Cor.gressifinal P.rivf.
Washington Oty. .i;.u uV- In the sen
ate yesu-rday AUricii mcved considera
tion of his resolut.o-i to atiieud the rules.
A point of order was made by Harris that
the question before the senate was the ap
proval of T uesday's journal. After aa
ixtended debate the point of order was
overruled, and the cloture resolution was
brought before the senate. Discussion on
this resolution continued until 6 o'clock,
when the senate adjourned.
In the house the journal of last Tuesday
was finally approved. The District of
Columbia appropriation bill was then
passed without further difficulty, and the
house in committee of the whole consid
ered the naval appropriation bill, but
without action on it adjourned. The
feature of the proceedings were that they
Another Rule for the Honae.
Washington- Citt, Jan. 23. Grosve
nor introLiced in the house yesterday a
resolution providing that it shall be in or
der, whenever the committer of the whol-
house rises from the consideration of an
appropriation bill, for the member ia
charge of the bill to move that the com
mittee be discharged from further consid
eration of the bill, and that the bill shall
then le read a third time and put upon its
final passage. The motion is to 'be de
cided without debate, and if carried the
bill and pending amendments shall be
acted upon by the house as if the previous
question had been ordered on the bill to
The Raum Inquiry Again.
Washington City. Jan. 2a James
O'Donnell, messenger in Green B. Raum,
Jr's., room at trie pension office, was exam
ined yesterday by the Raum investigating
eommittee. Cooper demanded that Raum.
Jr., leave the room before the examination
was begun. Raum refused, but the com
mittee sustained Cooper's demand. When
Raum had retired. Cooper asked O'Don
nell if he did not spend much time at the
races, a ud O'Donnell refused to answer.
Cooper then added the question what con
nection Raum, Jr., had with the race
track, and O'Donnell again refused to re
ply. Other witnesses testified to nothing
That Silver Pool Investigation.
Washington Citt, Jan. 23. Before the
committee investigating the alleged silver
pool yesterday, Senator Stewart made a
statement to the effect that he knew of no
such pool at any rate he had nothing to
do with it. E . Hill, a newspaper writer,
said that one Hedenhcrg had showed him
In April last some slips of pa;er which
Hedenburg FaiJ were silver pool certifi
cates. Hill did not examine the slips, and
knew nothing of the pool. Another wit
ness swore that Hedenburg told him there
was a silver pool, but no names were
siven. Senators Teller and Wolcott buth
Jiscla:meil any knowledge of the pool
Lake Coramerre Statistic.
Washington Citt. Jan. 2a Secretary
Windom has appointed C II. Keep, of
Buffalo, X. Y., an agent of the treasury
department to collect information upon
the coast-wise commerce of the great
lakes. The information will subsequently
le published by the treasury department
Increase ia Revenue Collections.
Washington Citt. Tan. 23. A state
ment prepared by Mr. Mason, commis
sioner of internal revenue, show.; that the
total collections for the first six months
nf the current fiscal year are f7.),6i)T,143,
an increase over the first half of the previ
ous fiscal year of 6,C19,G6'i
WHY TENANTS SURRENDED.
The League Failed to Send Foal to Keep
I p the Fight.
London, Jan 23. Many of the evicted
Irish tenants who have surrendered to
their landlords had been without remit
tances from the National league for three
months. To some of them William
O'Brien had written that cheques would
arrive, but the cheques never came. The
landlords are treating the tenants with
some generosity. In several instances in
Tipperary tenants had abandoned valua
ble properties where they paid only a nom
inal ground tent, the improvements hav
ing been made by them. One tenant, for
instance, pai 1 an animal ground rent of
3U and had erected a building at a cost of
3,000. All have been allowed to reocenpy
on payment of the old rent, and in some
cases of much.. less, Tne agrarian aspect
ef the league agitation skeins t6 be out of
The Insane lwUe itidu't Work.
Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 23.4wiibur F
Barker, who shot' his wife five times on
Monday at th Basset street public school, '
where ha was a teacaer, was unabla to
work-bis insanity, dodgeon the examining
physician.'-! waa declared sane. He
Illustrated by Proceedings in the
nrrrj&ESTiKG contest in Illinois.
Held ing Hark the Committees oa Ae
con at r.f the Senatorial Fight Only
Oik Hallot Taken Trouble Develop
for Alii higan Democrat The Grangers
Hai-d to HcM Vilas Ntruiiuated to fcuc
reel Spanner in Mconin An Appeal
Spring F1FLD. Ills., Jan. 23 There was
another ballot taken in joint legislative
session for United States senator yester
day 'vith the same result as these pre
viously taken. The Democrats wanted to
take another, but the Alliance men voted
with the Republicans and adjourned the
session. The Republicans cheered enthus
iastically, but the incident probably
amounts to nothing as indicating in an;
way the intentions of the Alliauce men.
They simply said that at this stage of the
fight one ballot a day is enough, and their
polic; is to take that ballot and go on
with t he legislative work.
Naming of the Committee.
There is a curious situation in the mat
ter of naming the house and senate com
mitte s la the house the Republicans
want them named and so do the Alliance
men. In the senate it is the Democrats
who are in a hurry. Of course there is a
politic al reason; each party thinks the
naming of the committees will hnrt the
party doing the naming as to the sena
torial fight. Cockrell offered in the
house a resolution calling upon Speaker
Craft to announce the list ot committees.
He Wf ited until after the joiut session was
adjou-ned to introduce it, but liefore he
could get, on Lis feet arter the senators
had -'one back to their own chamber
somebody iutroluced amotion to adjourn
which was carried with a whirlwind ot
"ayes;"' of course the "noes" were not
noticed. Cockrell will try again and the
Repullicans will help him.
Other Matter of Interest.
Cocl.rell raised a row in the house yes
terday by a resolution to appoint another
bill cl. rk, a he holds that the force is not
now sufficient. There was a hot debate iu
which "economy" was a frequent word, but
the met ion was lost.
The Taubeneck inauirv is comnleted.
and the rtport will be made up in a day or
1 oe "uiCL-er in the woodnile" in this
matter is that the Democrats are charged
with responsibility for spreading the
charges against Taubeneck.
The investigation into the alleged abuses
at tht Anua Insane asylum is causing
tome friction. There is a decided feeling
on boti sides that it will develop nothing.
Green Reed said as much yesterday. The
committee on public charities will do the
Assembly Routine Work.
SpniNGFiELr. 111., Jan. 2a-In the senate
yesterday bills were introduced: Prohib
iting life insurance agents from giving
policiei to persons who solicit business for
them tinier such persons pay premiums
like ot tiers; to require life insurance agent.
to take out licenses. In the house: Pro
hibiting any public officer or legislator
from tcepting railway passes; requiring
bogus liutter and cheese to be dyed a dis
tinctivi color; requiring railways to pro
vide ai tomatic brakes on freight ears be
fore June 1, lv.3. including all boilers under
the boiler inspection lams.
A "COMBINE" THAT DOESN'T STICK.
Still Another Break in the Allied Itanks
Landing, Mich., Jan. 23. Last night a
chasm yawned between the Democratic
memtx rs of the senate and Senators Bas
tone, teuton mi Brown, Patrons of Hus
bandry It i understood that these men
are figuring on a combine with the Repub
licans. Thi-y will control the matter of
redistrcting tl.e slate, so far as the senate
is couCi-rned, that body standing fifteen
Democrats to fourteen Republicans, and
three Patron holding the balance of
power. Yesterday aiternoou the trio fell
squarely in line with the Republicans,
Tvted down a resolution authorizing the
president of the senate to appoint the com-mate-on
redisricting, and adopted an
other providing that tne senate shall elect
It lrrd the Democrats.
The Democrats sat still iu a dazed sur
prise atid heipV-.-siy watched the con.-uni-matiou
of luc scheme, which promises
them a Lemp of trouble hereafter. Sat
only cm the Republicans and Patrons
elect jn-t such a committee as they please,
bat it -is iu the power cf the combine to
block i he . restricting plan completely.
Tue tw. nty-eight patron members iu the
house s'and firm with their Democratic
allies. They indignantly denounce the
three teuator lor their action and say
they h tve soid themselves for a limited
amount of patronage in the way of per
ilas W ill Be a Senator. "
. Maihon, Wis., Jan. 23. William F.
Vilas vas yesterday formally placed in
nomintition by the Democratic caucus of
the WLccatin legislature ior the office of
United States senator, to succeed John C
bpooner, a Keiutlk-an. The nomination
was a uxit-imous one. It has been devel
oped th.it the Democrats are not altogeth
er unanimous on the matter of repealing
the Bennett iaw, some of the Germans op
posing any Hcrt of a compulsory law.
The Republicans have introduced two
substititU-s for the Bennett law of identi
cal meaiing, with the parochial and pri
vate sciioois ieit to do as they please.
A New Move for lagalls.
Abilene, Ktu., Jan 'Si. Huge petitions
from the old soldiers aud laboring men io
various counties of western and central
Kansas were sent out for signatures yes
terday, asking Alliance representatives to
vote for In gal Is' re-election to the senate.
Thousa -idi ot names will be secured by
Saturday, when delegations of old soldiors
will ta.;e t he documents to Topeka and
present them. ,
Keeping Vp the War on McGrath.
Tor Ei A, Kan., Jan. 3. The Non
Con f orb ist and The Allianc Advocate,
the two most influential of the Farmers'
Alliance newspaper contain, bitter at
tacks it this week's issue upon President
Mctiratii, of the state Alliance. The war
fare of these papers upon McGrath will,
it fs predicted by many, cither force his
rwigna4 oa or disrupt the farmers' move-
is Ernest. Meiaaonier,tbe fa
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