The Austin Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 13, 1890 Page: 1 of 8
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AUSTIN TEXAS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12: 1890.
DASHED TO PIECES.
A BOAT ON THE MISSISSIPPI DRIVEN
AGAINST A PIER AND
SEVEfl LIVES ABE EEPOKTED LOST.
Statement of One of the 8urvlTor-Terrl-ble
Shooting Aftray Between Three
Memphis Februury 10. The towboat Port
Eads of the St. Louis and Mississippi Val-
ley Transportation company sunk this
morning at 7 o'clock at the site ' of the rail-
road bridge two miles below the city. She
carried a crew of about forty men and for
a time the wildest rumors prevailed the
loss of life being placed at from twenty-five
to thirty-live but it is now believed that
only one person a colored chambermaid
. was drowned.
The port heads had had a tow of six
grain barges laden and one fuel barge
destined for New Orleans from Cairo. They
passed the city shortly before 7 o'clock this
morning during a heavy fog hugging the
Tennessee shore closely. A steamer ap-
proached the bridge as slowly as possible
but owing to a dense fog she was unable to
locate the sunken pier. She was seen
to stop suddenly remain stationary for a
moment and then swing around with a
heavy force and settle on one side. Men
ran from every direction to the yawl fight-
ing each other in panic-stricken despera-
tion to reach it. One of the men detached
the ropes holding it and was about to climb
in when the water rushed in over the boat's
deck and all ran to the other side. Another
wave closed over the deck and she settled
lower. Ten of the crew were taken to the
United States hospital near by suirering
from cuts and bruises. The remainder were
oared for at houses along shore. The Port
Eads was valued at $50000. The barges and
contents were uninjured.
It is now known that seyen of the crew
were lost. They are:
VY'm. Hickey watchman.
Titente Jones colored chambermaid.
John McDermott second cook.
Fireman Win. Stewart.
Jas. Walker and an unknown; all col-
ored. The only body so far recovered is that of
The pilot. GusHincr who was on the
watch when the accident hapened makes
the following statement:
Opt. Davis Pilot Townsend and myself
r.ere in the pilot house. I was at the
wheel and owing to the dense black smoke
I could not not see more than twenty feet
in trout. When I discovered the pier 1 sig-
naled the engineer to stop the machinery
b it was too late as the next moment the
fuel barge jiit the pier and went down. I
was powerless to save the boat and left her
to the mercy of the water. When I real-
ized what had happened I ran down into
the cabin and brought Mrs. Townsend out
on deck and was in the act of putting her
on one of the barges when the vessel ca-
reened and sunk. She was thrown into the
river and after drifting down stream some
distance was picked up by the tug Wel-
come. It is probable that suit for damages will
be br ught against the bridge company for
not having the pier protected. The Port
Eads had the most complete and valuable
steering gear ever on a Mississippi river
steamer but the swift current making
more than six miles an hour caused the
tow to float down against the stone pier or
obstruction and knocked the steamer into
a thousand fragments.
As the fleet hit the pier the hull of the
boat was thrown on the top of it hung
there for a few minutes then broke in two
and was carried under and went out of
sight in a moment. Six grain loaded barges
scattered and drifted oil" with the current
below currying Captain Nelson Davis cap-
tain of the steamer together with the mate
and seven of the deck crew who hud
leaped in them. As their vessel went to
pieces the captain and his assistants man-
aged to guide the barge down to near the
foot of President's Island. They bumped
bard a time or two but were n-1
crushed and drilling into slack
water thev were finally lauded
in safety by the tugs Welcome and May-
flower of the Bridge company which the
tugs towed after them very quick after the
mishap. One of the barges is seriously in
jured and is leaking freely. The harbor
boat H. M. Townsend went to the relief of
the wrecked boat and at a late hour to-
night was occupied in trying to stop the
leaks in the injured barge. The others
were made last to the bank and are all
Washington February 11. Postmaster
General Wanamaker appeared before the
house committee on postofflces and post
roads today and read an elaborate state-
ment in favor of the system of postal tele-
graph. CAHINET MEETING.
Washington. February 11. All members
were present at a cabinet meeting today
including Secretaries Blaine and Tracy.
This is the first time there has been a full
attendance in several weeks.
Washington February 11. After an
hour's discussion the house committee on
elections this morning by a strict purty
vote decided to recommend that the house
unseat Pendleton and seat Atkinson as
representative from the First West Virginia
district. Chairman Kowell will present
the majority report to the house as soon as
the rules are disposed of and probably Mr.
O'Ferrall will submit the views of the
WANAMAKER S PROPOSITION.
Washington. February 11. Postmaster
(ieneral Wanamaker was before the house
committee on postofflces and postroadsand
iicussed fully the proposition in his an-
nual report for the establishment by the
government of a limited postal telegraph.
He submitted a plan providing for the
lease by the government for ten years oi
wires for carrying on business and the de-
livery of telegrams in fast delivery follow-
ing the receipt of the telegram; proposed
different rates for different distances and
iroioed to make the system applicable to
iM free delivery postolhccs in the country.
The scheme he insisted was practicable
and free from valid objections.
The money order service of the postofflce
department shall as soon as practicable be
placed under such rules and regulations
as the postmaster general may prescribe
hetween such postofflces as may from time
to time be designated by him as postal tele-
pram money order offices and he shall fix
fees to be charged for postal telegraph
money orders which shall not exceed dou-
ble the rates now charged for domestic
money orders in addition to double charge
for postal telegrams of twenty words but
no postal telegraphic money order shall
exceed in amount $100.
The postoffice department shall be en-
titled to a certain sum (not fixed) for each
Eostal telegram originating in postal of-
ces. The charges in any one state shall
not exceed 10 cents for messages of twenty
words counting address and signature nor
over 25 cents for any distance under 1500
miles nor over 50 cents for any greater dis-
tance rates and rules and regulations to
be prescribed by the postmaster general.
The sum appropriated to carry out the pro-
visions of the bill is left blan k.
Washington February 10. Robert
Adams Jr. of Pennsylvania envoy extra-
ordinary and minister plenipotentiary to
the United States of Brazil now credited to
the empire of Brazil.
Harry E. Newberrv of Michigan secre-
tary of legation at Madrid.
Adolph E. Sturrer of Iowa United
States consul at Barmenge.
United states attorneys Benl. D . owter.
for Wyoming: Sanil. W. Hawkins West
ern District of Tennessee; Hugh B.Lind-
say Eastern District of Tennessee; W.
Cole Southern District of California; John
Rhuin Middle District ot Tennessee.
United States marshals G. E. Gard
Southern District of California ; L. Romeo
New Mexico; J. J. Dickerson Eastern Dis-
trict of Texas; D. B. Miller Southern Dis-
trict of Iowa ; E. G. Fengen surveyor of
customs Dubuque Iowa; C. W. Mather
supervisor of census Second Census District
Postmasters E. R. Westfall Bushnell.
IU.;C. H.W.Jones Tyrone Pa.: W. H.
Wellington Latonia O. ; N. O. Clyde Trov
O. ; W. Wells Constantino Mich. ; F. W.
Moore St. Clair Mich.; 1. N. Chappell
Morencia Mich.; B. Dallius Cordillac
UNSEATING THE DEMOCRATS.
Washington February "11. After an
hour's discussion the house committee on
elections this morning by a strict vote de-
cided to recommend that the house unseat
Pendleton and seat Atkinson as representa-
tive from First West Virginia district.
Chairman'Powell will present the majority
report to the house as soon as rules are dis-
posed of and probablv Mr. O'Ferrall will
submit the views of the minority.
Washington February 11. On Saturday
last Senator Ingalls' mail contained a
small pink wrapped box four inches long
two inches wide and a little more than an
inch thick. On being opened the box was
found to contain one of the Union Metallic
Cartridge company's "Star" cartridges
with the following inscribed on it: "Elec-
tion pill for old Cull' or for Ingalls; from
Jackson Miss. Come to see us old nut
Senator Ingalls was alarmed at the con-
tents of his mail but both he and his secre-
tary thought it prudent to lay the cartridge
carefully away as there was a possibility
that it might be more -(Instructive
than an ordinary cartridge. There was a
slight fear that the powder and shot might
have been extracted and replaced by some
more powerful explosive. The senator
however was of the opinion that it was a
plain buckshot cartridge and the reporter
stiosequenuy usceriaineu una to ue a iaci
by prying olf the shell revealing a large
buckshot and a large charge of powder.
Even this it was thought was not a particu-
larly pleasant present and too may turn
out to be a sorry one for the perpetrator as
it is a violation of the postal laws to send
explosives through the mails.
Official List of Yesterday's Drawing and the
Lucky Numbers Thereof.
New Orleans La. February 11. Follow-
ing is a list of the lucky numbers iu the
No. G1.345 capital prize Sold in Wash-
ington D. C. ; Boston; Philadelphia;
Chicago; San Francisco and Oakland Cal.;
Denver Col.; Clevland O. ; Carollton
111.; Ottowa and Fairviuw Kan.; Waco
Tex.; Metropolitan Mich.; Xeckesport Pa.
No. 41.I3S second prize Sold in New
Orleans; New York: Cincinnati O. ; Wash-
ington D. C; San Francisco Cal.; Dason
Mo.; Clarksburg W. Va. ; Paxton III.;
Ironosa Tex.; Vancouver. B. C Canada.
No. 4')'J1!) third prize Sold iu Chicago
No. 24.519. fourth pri.e Sold in Boston ;
Chicago; Washington ; San Francisco and
Oakland Cal.; Canton and Cleveland O.;
Denver Col.; Jackson Tenn. ; and other
Nos. 40408 and 74.703 each $10000.
Nos. 51000 060(17 07707 82(103 87701
A FATAL RUNAWAY.
A North Texas Lady Thrown from a Baggy
Lancaster Tex. February 10. Our com-
munity was shocked this morning when
infoiiued of the death of Mrs Virginia
Rawlins which occurred under very sad
circumstances two miles south of this city.
She had accompanied her husband Capt.
R. A. Rawlins in a buggy to a tenant's
house a few miles south of th ir residence
stopping in front of the house. The cap-
tain stepped out on some business. leaving
her alone iu the buggy when the
horse from some cause took fright
and started off'. Capt. Rawlins jumped
in front of the buggy but was instantly
knocked down and run over by the fright-
ened animal. A few steps further the bug-
ty struck the corner of the house throw-
ing Mrs. Rawlins heavily to the ground
and either from the fall or kick from the
horse her skull was fractured ciusing un-
consciousness and death in a lew minutes.
She was a most estimable lady and a mem-
ber of tne Christian church and an early
pioneer of this section of the state Her
father was the late A. Bledsoe who was
comptroller of the state under the E. J.
Davis administration also founder ol this
town. She leaves three children.
Democratic Caucus .
Dks Moines la. February 11. Demo-
cratic members of the house held a caucus
this forenoon and formulated a proposition
to the Republicans. It was pre.ser.ted to
the latter party this afternoon. The Dem-
ocrats claim it to be fair and equitable.
EULES OF THE GAG
FEATURES OF THE MAJORITY REPORT
OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE
CHOKING 0TF THE DEMOCRATS.
The 'Minority Report Signed by Carlisle
ami Randall Shows the Revolution-
ary Tendency of the Majority.
Washington D. C February 8. Though
not formally presented in the house the
majority and minority reports upon the
new code of rules proper have been tiled
with the journal clerk and ordered printed.
The majority report in great detail explains
the difference between the proposed code
and that previously in force but in most
instances the explanation is unaccompa-
nied by any argument in regard to the
rule authorizing the speaker to count a
The report says : Clause 3 of rule 19 di-
rects the method of ascertaining a quorum
when members present refuse to vote on
roll call. The process of ascertaining
the presence of a quorum to do business
under the constitution would ordinarily be
under control of the speaker who would
derive his information from his own sense
or by aid of a clerk or in any way which
would satisfy his mind of the accuracy of
the count. Under our system of roll calls
it has been deemed more convenient to as-
certain and announce the votes of mem-
bers and the presence of those who refuse
to vote at the same time and by the same
Discussing the new clause to rule 26 that
"no dilatory motion shall be entertained
by the speaker" the report says: "This
clause is merely declaratory of parliament-
ary law. There arelno words winch can be
framed which will limit members to the
proper motions. Any motion the most
conducive to progress in public business or
the most salutary for the comfort and con-
venience of members may be used
for the purpose of unjust and
oppressive delay. The majority
may be kept in session for a long time
against reason and good sense sometimes
at the whim of a single member and some-
times for a still longer period at the will of
one-fifth who are misusing the provision
of the constitution for the yeas and nays by
the aid of simple motions proper in them
selves but which are improperly used.
In the early days such a prostitution of
legitimate motions caused by anger wil-
fulness and party zeal was not so much as
named among legislators. Today the abuse
has grown to such proportions that
parliamentary law which governs Ameri-
can assemblies has found it necessary to
keep pace with the evil and to enable the
majority by the intervention of the pre-
siding officer to meet by extraordinary
means the extraordinary abuse of power
on the part sometimes ot a very few mem-
bers. Why should an assembly be kept
trom its work by motions made only to de-
lay and worry ? Even If the original de-
sign of the motion was salutary and sen-
sible why should one-tilth even be entitled
to waste half an hour of themselves and of
the four other fifths by motion to adjourn
when the majority manifestly do not want
If the suggestion should be made that
great power is here conferred the answer is
that the approval of the house is the very
breath of the nostrils of the speaker and as
nobody on earth is so jealous of its liber-
ties and so impatient of control we may be
quite sure that no arbitrary interruption
will take place and indeed no interrup-
tion at all until buch misuse of proper mo-
tions is made clearly evident to the
world; but also such action has taken
place on the part ot the hwuse as well in-
surd the speaker of the support cf the
body whose wishes are his law so that in
the end it is a power exercised by the
bouse through its properly constituted
Considering the question oi providing
that 100 members shall constitute a quorum
in committee of the whoie the report states
that tins change was rendered necessary by
members refusing to vote when roll is
called and points out the fact that every-
thing done in committee has to be repoited
to the house and that nothing is in any
In conclusion the majority report says:
"Your committee have thus gone over
briefly the proposed new code of rules.
They believe if followed out in good faith
it will at once enable the house to have due
control over its business and at the same
time provide those safeguards of delibera-
tion to debate which will enable the house
to act wisely.
The minority report signed by Messrs.
Carlisle and Randall reviews the proposed
code and criticizes many of its features.
The first change antagonized is that to rule
24. On this subject the minority says :
"Under clause 4 of rule 24 no bill on the
house calendar can be reached for consid-
eration unless called up by the commiitee
that reported it and under clause 5 of the
same rule no individual member can make
an original motion for the purpose of con-
sidering any particular bill in committee of
the whole liouse on tin- nuteofthe union.
When iiiiwvcr u motion has been made
by direction of a committee to go into
committee of the whole on the
stale of the union to consider a
particular bill au individual member
may have to amend by designating another
bill". This is the exttmt of his rights under
the proposed rule and it is evident that he
will be placed at great disadvantage. We
are unable to discover any sufficient reason
for this discrimination against memliers
who may not be fortunate enough to secure
the co-operation of committees in making
their motions. If a majority vote is suffi-
cient to suspend the rules and fix a
day for the consideration ot a
bid whea the motion is made
by direction of a committee certainty the
same vote ought to be sufficient when
made by an individual member upon his
responsibility and in behalf of his constit-
uents. The only reasonable explanation for this
discrimination is that it is the policy of the
proposed rules to suppress individual mem-
bers of the bouse as far as possible and in
crease tne power ot tne committees in
fact under the proposed rules individual
members will have scarcely a right to
i - c l: l .
inuko t& motion ui any &iuu eAcryi
when he acts as the representative
of a committee and by its direction he will
neither introduce a bill or make a report
except by delivering it to the clerk or
speaker and it ins bill be erroneously re-
ferred he cannot himself move to correct it
unless he does so within three days after its
Relative to the change in rules govern
ing the committee of the whole the minor
"It has always been so universally con-
ceded that a committee of the whole house
was simply the house itself.that it has never
been considered necessary to prescribe
in the rules what number of members
should be necessary to constitute a quo-
rum in such committee. The constitution
requires a majority of all members to con-
stitute a quorum to do business in the
nouse and witnout any rule on tne subject
the same number has always been recog-
nized as necessary in a committee of the
whole and whenever it found itself with
less than that number present and voting
it has been compelled to suspend its pro-
ceedings. In addition to the proposition
to reduce the number necessary to consti
tute a quorum it is also proposed by a
modification of the old rule 23 to confer
upon the committee of the whole the power
to close all debate on any section or para-
graph under conside ntion. Such a power
has never been heretofore given to the com
mittees but Iibs always been exercised by
tne House and in our opinion it will be un-
wise to make a change in this report espe
cially if a hundred members are to consti
tute a quorum in committee.
In pursuance of this same policv of re
ducing the number of representatives nec-
essary to pass laws and transact other busi-
ness it is proposed by the majority to in-
sert the following clause in rule 15:
"3. un tne aemano ot any member or at
the suggestion of the speaker before the
second roll call is entered upon the names
of members (sufficient to make a quorum)
in the hall of the house who do not vote
shall be noted by the clerk and recorded in
the journal and reported to the speaker
with the names of members voting and be
counted and announced in determining the
presence ot a quorum to do business. '
This is the most radical and in our opin
ion the most dangerous innovation pro-
posed by the majority. If agreed to it will
not only overthrow the construction that
has been uniformly given to the constitu-
tion for more than a century but it will en-
able less than a majority of the representa-
tives of the people to pass the most import-
ant laws affecting the interests of the whole
country. The personal and property
rights of citizens protected heretofore by
laws enacted by the votes of the majority
may be impaired or destroyed by a mere
fraction of the members of congress. For
if less than a majority nav constitution
ally pass measures in the house of course
me same kuuig may ue uune 111 uie bciiulk
In the same way enormous sums of money
may be appropriated from the public
treasury for the mast unconstitutional pur-
poses and the interests of the
taxpayers completely subordinated . to
to the selfish demands of private
individuals and corporations. 'Without
entering here into the discussion of the
constitutional question involved in this
proposition we earnestly protest against it
as a measure of the most dangerous and
revolutionary - character. - Any . rule . .or
practice which enubles the speaker or the
clerk to pass bills by counting members
present and not voting will inevitably re-
sult in destroying the confidence of the
people in the integrity of legislation and
engender controversies and litigations
which might be easily avoided by an ad-
herence to the mandate of the constitution
as heretotore interpreted.
Discussing the abolition of dilatory mo-
tions the minority is emphatic in its pro-
tests. It says:
"The proposed clause allowing the
speaker to refuse to entertain any motion
which he may consider dilatory is abso-
lutely inconsistent with the other pro-
visions of the rule. To provide that mem-
bers shall have a right to make certain
motions and at the same time to provide
that the speaker may refuse to entertain
them and may also refuse to entertain an
uppeal from his decision is simply
to place the whole law in the house so far
as parliamentary motions are concerned in
the hands of the presiding officer and de-
prive members of every right in this respect
which the rules purport to conler upon
A rule abolishing all parliamentary mo-
tions heretofore recognized in the house
and simply providing that members may
luulce such motions only bb the speaker
may see proper to permit and take only
such appeals from his decisions as he may
see proper to allow would at least have the
merit of directness and simplicity. Such a
rule would be no more unreasonable or un-
iust than the one now proposed and would
prevent contlicts upon the Moor by advising
members in advance precisely what their
THE SUGAR MEN.
Organization of the Sugar Men's Association
with Headquarters at Honston.
Houston Tex. February 8. The Texas
sugar Planter's association met here this
morning and was called to order by Major
Thomas J. Goree president and Geo. W.
Kidd secretary. There waf a full attend-
ance of the Texas membership and several
from Louisiana among them Capt.
Dymond president of the Louisiana Sugar
Men's association and Dr. W. C. Stubbs
director of the Louisiana experimental sta
tion. The first business transacted was the
adoption of the constitution and by-
l.nu Unnulnn vnB iwlpftpil AHtllR nprilia-
nent'home of the association and a meeting
. . . . . i i- m. . i .. :n nnnu
will De iieia on ine nrsi. Aucfiunv m catu
month. Maj. T. J. Goree Col. T. R. Hon-
rvri v r r'limiftiLriifim Vrnf. I.. L.
Mclnnis Prof. F. A Gully. W. D. Cleve
land and R. 8. Willis were appointed a
committee to present a memorial to con-
gress asking aid from the general govern
ment to establish and equip
experiment stations in order to study
the growth of the sugar cane sorghnm and
ia u..ok twukt make exnenments ill
different methods of extracting the juice
I I 1 A An ttrmn nilll 11 (' fl (F t tlfl
necessity of securing an appropriation from
nnnaml IMiUaril ITlpnt. II IP thft DIirtrOHfl
of esublishin and equipping an experi
ment Biauoii m ACAtto w
branch ot the agricultural experiment
a it Kotrj Hint a mwtini? of Lhe hon-
orable members of the senate and house
from Texas be called to conler upon wis
question and if it meets with their ap-
..n..r.i .ml hov will an nfwirt such ft meag-
ure that acts appropriating $200000 for es-
tablishing and equipping a sugar experi-
ment siaiiuu iu iCAo w --
or included in the regular agricultural
THE QUEEN'S SPEECH FROM THE
THRONE AND ITS EXPRESSIONS
ON THE IRISH QUESTION.
GLADSTONE'S SPEECH IS COMMONS
On the Motion to Denounce the "Time"
in the Matter of the Plggott
London February 11. This afternoon be
gan a parliamentary session which if
present anticipations are realized promises
to be the stormiest and most obstinate as
far as opposition is concerned that has en
gaged the attention of her majesty's legis
Inters for a long time. Those who are in
a position to judge express the opinion
and it seems to be accepted by Tories and
Liberals Nationalists and Radicals that
there is much o be dene before the house
can settle down to business.
The Tories have bills and schemes to pre
sent but before any headway can be made
with them tne Liiberalsliavea tew questions
to ask about the dispute with Portugal and
will inquire into Lord Salisbury's purposes
of doing anything about Crete or Armenia.
The Nationalists intend either by them-
selves or throuerh their allies to raise a ones-
tion about the Piggott forgeries while the
Radicals under the leadership of Labou-
chere promise to make it hot for the gov-
ernment in regard to the Cleveland street
scandals and other West Knd filth of more
The debate on the address will ensue.
The debate on the queen's speech is ex-
pected in any case to last a fortnight but
in the present aspect cf affairs no one will
be surprised if it is extended to Easter. The
budget will not be reached until after the
Sir James Ferguson under foreign secre
tary promised to lay on the table at an
early date papers relating to Portugal and
Sir Michael Hicks Beach president of
the board of trade gave notice of the intro-
duction of the Tithes bill.
Mr. Balfour announced that on Monday
next he would introduce the Irish Land
Purchase bill. One clause of the bill pro
vides for the creation of a land depart
Mr. Harcourt. sneaking in support of his
motion contended that a breach of privi-
lege committed during one session could
be punished during another session. He
"Since the suit for libel has been decided
in favor pf Mr. Parnell and since it has
been admitted that the letters used as a
cover to make an assault on him were
forged the house is a Honied an
absolutely sure basis upon which to act.
It is now obvious to all that the object of
the publication of the forgeries on the day
when the coercion bill had its second read-
ing was to inilueitce a division in parlia-
ment. It was a gross and palpable outrage
uuon the house. A more ilagrant breach
of privilege could not be conceived.
some reparation snouid be maue ior tins
use of poisoned weapons. He urged that
all sides shall unite to brand with the stigma
of parliamentary reprobation this practice j
UI LilO Hi b u. I'UiHittti ivjiwjr vy..bb.o.j
Sir John ttldon Uerst under secretary
for India responded. He said the time
was passed for the liscussion of a breach
of privilege. Moreover such a discussion
would be inopportune wnue tne report oi
the Parnell commission was pending. He
moved that the house decline to consider
the motion as to a breach of privilege.
Mr. Gladstone who was loudly cheered
as he arose spoke in support of the motion.
He said that he could not consider that the
Times' oflense against the house had been
purged by apologies which had been made
before the Parnell commission through Sir
Richard Webster which apo g.es grossly
exaggerated the original oil'en.Mj. He was
surprised that Sir Richard Webster allowed
himself to be made the vehicle
of such an apology. This was the earliest
chance the house 'had had and it was the
most opportune moment for it to express
its indignation over the publication ot the
forgeries. If the conspiracy against Mr.
Parnell had been successful the result to
him would have been absolute political
death and a mortal blow struck at him
would have been felt throughout the Irish
nation cheers. The Times had aimed
to affect the judgment of the
house and it had really had
in that direction comparative success.
He did not wish to dwell upon the horrible
and loathsome character of the whole af-
fair. He trusted the house would vindicate
its right to deal with the olfense. The
government owed it to itself to deal fairly
toward Mr. Parnell and the Irish people
for the injustice done to both through the
forgeries. Surely the house should not
hesitate to express its full sense of injus-
Washington February 10. Among the
petitions presented and referred was one
from the Indianapolis board of trade ask-
ing for the total repeal of the interstate
commerce act also petitions from Mbsis-
sippi and Georgia praying for the passage
ofa national law to secure the right of suf-
frage and for the enforcement of the fif-
teenth amendment of the constitution.
On motion of Senator (jihson senate bill
appropriating $0000 for a site for a pub
lic DU11U1IIK afc lCW Ui 1CUIIO v US panDu.
Senate resumed conid''ration of the bill
to provide a temporary government for the
territory oi uaianonia.
Senator Plumb offered an amendment to
include within the boundaries of the terri-
tory all the tract of land bounded on the
east by the hundredth meridian on the
.. . . . . F 'H . I a
soutn by ine state oi iexas on ine west iy
tho territory ot New Mexico and on the
north by the states ot Colorado and Kan-
sas and known as the public land strip.
Mr. Ingalls inquired of his colleague
whether that was the region known at No-Man's-
Mr. Plumb It is.
Mr. Ingalls I believe it Is not contigu-
ous to the territory provided for -in the
Mr. Piatt It is a tract of land 125 miles
from Oklahoma territory.
Mr. Plumb It will be admitted that
was one of the difficulties of the situation.
But he argued nevertheless that the juris-
diction of the territory of Oklahoma should
be extended over No-Man's-Land.
Mr. Flatt argued against the amendment
stating that it would be just as incongruous
as it would be to unite a county iu Eastern
Kansas to a county in Western Kansas
The organization of No-Man's-Land should
be left until the Cherokee outlet which in-
tervened shall be open to settlement and
shall be attached to Oklahoma. Then he
might be disposed to have the publio land
strip attached to the Territory of Oklaho-
ma although some people favored its an-
nexation to the State of of Texas.
Mr. Coke said it was already attached to
Texas lor judicial purposes. The discus-
sion was continued by Senators Vest Cul-
lnra Jones of Arkansas Plumb and Piatt.
Finally the question was taken on Mr.
Plumb's amendment and the vote was:
yeas 14. nays IS. No quorum. Af
ter can ot roil - ana ascertain-
ment of the presence of a quorum the bill
was laid aside without final action on Mr.
Plumb's amendment and the bill to aid in
the establishment and temporary support
of common schools was taken up as '"un
finished business." Mr. Blair resumed Lis
argument m favor of the bill.
After executive session the senate ad-
The journal of Thursday was read and
although the Democrats did not demand
a detailed reading of that document they
insisted upon a yea and nay vote upon its
approval. It was approved yeas 149;
nays 100. Mr. Bucsalew (the speaker)
counting a quorum.
i ne journal oi Fridays proceedings con-
tained no ruling by the speaker on the
point of counting a quorum and Was ap-
proved without demurer.
Mr. Cannon of Illinois from the com-
mittee on rules reported back a new code
of rules and the house proceeded to con-
sider it. It was understood that for today
the debate should be carried on without
limitation and no arrangement was ar-
rived at as to when the discussion would
terminate. In explaining the provisions
of the code Mr. Cannon stated thatof forty-
seven rules which governed the last house
twenty-nine were reported without ma-
Released from Jail.
San Antonio Tex. February 11. Dr. R.
L. Munroe the San Antonio dentist who
was last Thursday arrested at Brackett on
a charge of attempting to outrage a young
girl while under the influence of morphine
which he had professionally administered
was released from jail today on $2000 bond
his bondsman being his brother R. R.
Munroe city attorney of Waco and Judge
Goodrich of Seguin. Public opinion here
and at Bracket! is decidedly in the dentist's
Caught It In Mexico. .
Van Hcrn Tex. February 11. A party
coming from Winn and Phinney's ranch
this evening reports a well developed case
of smallpox in the person of Robert Levey
a work hand on said ranch who visited
El Paso a few days since and went over to
Paso del Norte. Mex. and is supposed to
have contracted the disease while there.
The ranch Is twenty miles from Van Horn.
There is little danger of the disease spread
A Sharp Trick.
San Antonio Tex. February 11. Duch
Rische local agent of various lottery com-
panies has been swindled out of $250 in an
ingenious manner. Last Wednesday two
men presented to Mr. Rische a ticket No.
62385 of the Little Louisiana Lottery com
pany entitling the holder to $250
whih Rische paid. He forwarded
the ticket to headquarters at San Francisco
and today's mail brought the ticket back
protested i ne company s oiucers at Ban
Francisco discovered tne ticket to be a
forgery. Tie men had delicately and
skillfully cut the numbers from other tickets
and pasted them on the one which Mr.
Rische redeemed. The forgers ate said to
live at Galveston and Houston.
They a)t"j relfov D1l!f
nua from DyLT'pUi.
ITnilipjttjjii ana to
W-f.y Etlntj. A pet I
foot remedy for Dlzai I
nets Xaunea Drcwil-j
lues Pud Tuta in the!
Mouth Coated Tongue l'.iln ki tho"ldeTOK-(
VJD LIVER so. They rojf'iJiit the lloweb
tnd prevent CoD'ptloii aud Pile.
mallest and eaKlunt to take. Only onopUli
Ion ' Purely Tolerable. Prk Ki coot.
owder never varies. A marvel of
strength and w hoi esomeness. Mort
raical than the Old ins ry kinds and
cannot be sold in competition with the
mulvitude of low test short weight alum or
phosphate powders. Sold only by the
Koyal Baking Powder Co. i Wall street
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