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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - January 30, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               ATLANTA. GA., THCRSDAY, JANUARY SO, 189O. nvi: CLXTS. ?f if REED Hill president, in, IIill had ruled a-s ho had just done lie said it had been considered here, hating been raised by Randolph Tucker The house had, "What they w ill do no one knows The occasion will undoubtedly suggest a remedy. Tomorrow tlie question will come up on ap-pros ing the Journal, and riot w ill again reign B W present within the meaning: of the constitution Mr Cnsp appealed from the decision and demanded recognition, but the speaker recognized Mr Payson, of Illinois, for a motion in fair play and justice to hesita'e long before you indorse this rci olutionary amJ u i constitutional ruling Having done this to the best of_jn> humble ability has msr maintained the position I assumed I lea-, e the 1 e did sav that if ti is ru t ,j b-tood it mj olu'm in o u ethod of t business in t i" h u- I ir ,n er a hi n Ire- 1 seirs the peoph had U n lha n .t t> in a maj ri s tit.nl could That lib Own Will Controls the afjmiHt it, and the minoritj had the nght to appi al He I hen other in BtUe itures, but took Gosemor Hill s decision a.4 his tctt, as it He cmcludeil by The chair rules a quorum present Tilt GALLVNT qinckK appealed, the appeal upon the table "Tins motion is not open to discussion and Mr Crisp protested against Mr Payson'a recognition For some time there were ap-peamaces of a return of the excitement which had occurred earlier m the day Mr Cnsp exclaimed that it was unfair and unmanly are at least some honorable members can rise abose partisan prcjii 1 ts who can respeet and srill respect, the am ent usages and customs of the house respect the opinions of tho fathers and who be regardful of that eonstit on h sacredness we all and in b I j tl t m I i all that the cc jr s} a i dn Hit Hits would "Kik at luc j ju- t L nttii1 i' c iioluiiva on of Lit >ou tho pet pit Wfcre i V i >M f r tho hrst that am- iinmivrof men UK nc-Ulerable, pass a hill in the h use n i the cpeikd- after looking 01 or tlo deter- Course of tlie the Ascocidted Fress V, Jaiuary 29 Almost imme-diatcH after the h.msc met Mr of renns- called up the election case of Smith ss from the fouith. "West DECL IRES A QUORUM of Illinois, inosed to lay it on the table Judge Crisp demanded to he but Mr Red! rufnsbii, and was ab mtto put the vote Tl en Crist became nuliguaiit, and district, Air Cnsp of C corgi i, raised the question of cons delation Ou this -vote, the democrats, three exceptions Buekalesv, and refiamed from voting While him from pleading his case to his fellow members He appealed to the chair on nis fairness as a man and speaker to give tbe democrats an opportunity to reply to the argument which the speaker has seen proper to Loud cheers from the galleries and general hand clappmg of dtmocra ie members u 1 Mr Crisp's peroration Tht. re was complete stillness and apai-hj ou the republican that there w ero a err i u r ent IHSI los tbo-e that s ti 1 an 1 h d thafi f ct entered on tho jo rnal Isc that w hilt- s< me mt< 11 e had resisted fro-n the nik whuh ha 5 ilu pps-i ailed, rt ssa.-, fir (nr a rt in a. o nse should stanl bj the 1 ru as laid tins is unjust unfair and unman'y on our p irt I appeal to >ou, fi r, as a inau, to allou the to be heard ith this tlie democrats and uth one s oice cried out Wo ere resent and not s oting Before the aniiouiiediient of the -pote Mr Rr of Arkansas, svho had inadsertently decided to withdraw hiss ote, but he as met ss ith a storm of from Illinois will withdrass his motion to lay on the table This is an important question and the gentlemen onrtlie other side the right to be heard [Loud applause on the democratic side CRISP COH-VESS hai e been said beanns; on tl L q u st i bj this great 'ii in, t r b> tliir groit m n s1 is only entitled to respectful c ns.UrUi n After all, the quest tii svas to h di cd hero and now 111 the light of tl e i r u n jndg ment at the of tho nineteenth n m the cri vt tuti n in J ill u u legia-Jath n unlev. pani i ni tj ntj of all >f the n embers t lected to tl o h se 16 as tl e on s saft ru in 1 it AS a rule the house 1 1 c i i in e t sta id 03 f Vp-plause ou the tiem xrat <_ s de _, JIDUURISP'S GALLANT At tins mstint, b g Honest Fen Butter ui Ohio repibl tin, lushed out ons fi oin the republican side _ Mr Kogors tiidei orcd to secure a ruling from the speaker on the question, m order Crisp then obtained the floor, and made an Impassioned argument against thespcaker'a obsers atiou had been tliat as the ji irs rolled round, and as time c insert lem edics and reasonable rei t vln_s had to bi found under the cnstiuiioi fr t LJST S Tbespeaktrs a n of ths d-R 1 'I hiipu the it'dnan Cosert, of Xesv changed his of 100 years, and was going the letter or of tl on tut (10 si lo i j rt i h i IK ir lha v HIM i s Tinnirv MS sdil his motion to lay it tho iiegatne to tho the face of arguments of distinguished As tlitj d agreed, tl rm 1 M i m I illx u i i u I by th i L it L i L tl e f.ii. it t ihh Piel w Itcd tho hrainust man lingers v, is then given permission to ciuige his a.s was also Mr Cow Ies, who had considered this This ssas the first time 111 the history consult the i after all in tht coustitut m thej ha i mi le f ascertaining a quorum is and if bs t Iho i, i M! m t shaker i 1 is hi pr s. t i i n, t LI, r Herei j. i i li t tl t si t no in tho r n irtj- rt fusi d to Riist rth C irohn government that a speaker had i there ss LS a qu >ru n ti u t s-sr-, H uuh i I 1 11 i It u.kfo- 1 1 1 1 1. H 1 1 1 l I 1 arbMi ai 1 di-.h( H u t the ds and si -vote ssas announced as standing he could go behind the roll call proi the if untis is ijuhi sustain tl L h s  mado the {iieatest I nass 2 Mr Cnsp tho point of no quorum THF T 1 OL 15! T III- "by the constitution This ssas more than a mere question of rules It as a constitutional right tho nght to base the yeas and entered on tlie journal audit necessarslj in ind Jting [Cheers on the repubhi an sido Ihe constitution piosi t is f ks Hr in I 1 r-k m ir'isle, tli] ui an (.U u ent u M iji T os prt, C ns i n f J UM 11 Ed-niun Is I i I rt I i 1 m M h J t Hare, v, i 1 in (hi s'i i t U st tl >i s ee h f his hf j ind one i f Ihe tl ar din tts the clerk that sshen the constitution said the 13 <1 quahfitati )ns ol it-- u n n i n i ui it. n 11 IMS if i n l nld- 1 t Me Pi 1 ml tl h sd i e r 1 of it i i st sj c< tht s f tbe km t escr in l le t r 1 tl e f tl' g nMiies of members n ijg should be so entered, thejj could majority of eaeli tutea. i-s M pl uiso fi m the rt j_ ubl eans and of ssas to take from the consatutiDn tho it ssas intended to possess He then quoted from Speaker Blame's ruling oa the constitution sav tl U a mi oritj should be rcomred to s ott fir a n isi n in i tion or resolution in ortlo" t i! ii ill n n n s v M f 1 !s Ji-xney, 1 HI n in an 1 I r i i f t i_ of rourse td u ss ere A iu i J r f 1> i rits j n -r nt and tl v_ i l us i 11 the f H o bill t 1 Jill of tl s i TII ho, 1 in tho d( n i r i bill, to the effect that crt Ij 1 that a n ij l s tint: f t] t sj At r could in i ai 1 ib 1 ij 1 si L7i h 11  t cat h as r 11 is 1 i 1 i u d cott- 1 1 t It io it e in d it L k i id i i tl e 1 usi f f lemdrits 11 tho lia.1 or command, and declared 1 no lec >1 eetioii duni 1 is soi i it n tlj tl es 11 is i U i, lines ra- l 1 t 1 1C 111 HO V. 1 it jt e n i u i 1 in a in M ii T j'nl not just made by Speaker Koed, of sueh a quiitin hi i i inU 1 (11 1 11 t! L 1 uil> g in Ii HSM a" i inl t t i[ i t il f m th the foundation of tlo greatest dee del tl e (let j a, p il ro i n  here ss as uin'cr the t nsiitution 1 tn a qmf in III- GI OI Gl I M t M HE- l.S T v r t i n f si d-s, 1 i ist, in 1 n L 1 n i i ll o 14 ei hi h i r ll rt up >n b n in_ etu Xl e inoml Mr Blame Ind dee ired (on tliat nt, svhtii ih fi t is cert i n ind s b Me I'ltt Han A J nl lines ha j i i f ll 1 ir tl i n n O uli 1 I ami 1 i f bt th tf wl ut in 1 1 IMIU l i ti 1 ib ir nai f s t illi not tu be a lemeds tint ssas that is a mil in r of in i k i i i it i i i in H i ei 10 mi 1 it nut lit it di il an 1 tl d K no h i 1 d ie fc 1 i u dd t of ll e h mse eou Id ai tl it mt iMiri is i 1 i u 1 win tiit r Mr l i K in ut tl tt_Ilm, i ut of 1 is Kill c u o ih t f t t ri i I thlt -l tod is tbe r< pub itdiis t t'io house co il a moti D, r< s< hitu n 1 1 1 iu j M-I i t i N li 'i Tho iii t n i i t uj i 1 1 i 1 t t u f ft in Sin i 1 i i 1 i 1 hi a i s J n jriN a f H I i i i l i 1 Ilt n x-irt i idi i i M i i ii N ipmg a qn >n m of tl em iu the hou'-o 0 1, gi Oil llUS, I 11 i 1 i 1 Mr r i s b 1 t i1 -hi fed- it i ts M t S] iKt f i is i. in l t il u i tlo si n l 1 s  l i. i i. in I in n lit ih niMhiifiqi nnii 11 e i ies on c f i i i i IN t f Ul !hi n It s f t! C In a i i i e I enki m aj pc be no anj eil from hat the jounial said as to svho ss eie present and otmg by 3 c th in a qi Ji ni in 1 ilk d tin J i n f s) L det ue the n suit f a u i i 1 1 ill e HI f to 1 IM ti f r i t will 1 i II l 1 l 1 l 1 l si 11 til 1 Is-. 11) (II tl f t T! tl h H i i 11 i nU 1 i is 11 b i in 1 1 i of li i i n it dit in 1 1 u u i i in tin 1 sn F i n 1 t. '-I er j Tlu s[ con in i ng sa 1 fi r quoted Mr Garfiehl as denouncing nLs of tl h i J( hi 1 a t t tht ihs tho c institution is i j i n f< n tl p f ut s i _ j in i t ul ura-iiis All tun r il tt n this house L ntil this morning I icieit 10 prosuling in this IKUSO has e d" hi hi that it ssaa competent for lo s than a quorum of the 11 cleot houso uld ]iaaa my motir n or 1 ill "n 1 all h i c fr im the bi of e <1 n t  VY On tbe Bill to Knt-ourigp tlie EmljrrUion at Tin i ir _ i ne ll e or- is.( i T i 1 in 1 en the tleik C f M sj t iki c luinutd InUoCi sn, L apjeil fioin Ihtlhp drunk a qi'iirum Tlu ils Inth 1 il us Hod iiom Iho otlu r cmirso 1 id nr t 1 d n aj irt nt tin n as no and of i pi mse in his 1 manner and cut K ly fiee from esery trice of in ij n it> mi t, m t on s prts i it t t n n tirtt i quoruni but th it the q i r nn nuibt rrt 1 u i- jnr> fr in rt rd i f 1 navy tr..] sin tt p 1 i i 1 r si tary Insn, ,ps ul I ui s I I 11 p s 1 r Hied Lniiud escn Inter ami the (b t u (fill slu 1 il Ii tii tin u to the s 1 jt L is IH i t ii at ll o i dit i. mi I ill tl e housp hise tho kindness to i] alo 111 h itii n Mr Carlisle thru quoted the ROT tu n of ll i1 In is j i t s us i f ll o ca-l i i s. f is in tis t t l! i liffht 111 S II I" VI1- IN I HI- CII 1 itidtd ai 1 1 niched clj nuisi up Jus- c  di nidi g( i tlemdi n the ordt r [Liughter] Onh r as rtst red and Mr Cusp went 011 svith his ai journal and f< r tbe ent il i il d s uid n 11 on s] oik of Tntkor s in ih tut h c t ail u ent ss 1 it the tiuo i ilt ssis this time there another groat from   t i b s lu 1 ll K i f rn states ii 1 in i i in f tho t ho SJ.SY 1 u I in 1 to J il_ ti f t! i i i st u s 'i n Iho quosti MI h id hi uj roar Mr Kcrr ami olhtis desiring 1 met of absi nt n d U r v lit In i n ti f i in i j Int utx of bo f n if il en tl r mi ruts t f 1 1 1 is 111 tin i ito ot tin it itt of Ni sonic qur sti jus to Mr Crisp but )ii, Cd tiniu 1 Mr irhsh ill 1 n 1 I i ii i s ll f r r iryof 1 1 M f ill 1 1 i n n 1 tho it was u in Id u 1 nis, ]f Mi t ikd t dt ik JIo pustnt senior tf Ness soon succeeded 111 restoring is in ex prt ST tiris tl tin irVrti 1 r i si t husitirss a r ts f t) o h i sh I 1 t tr is rs to f n -b t i fi f ill Ln-f rn 1 1 i >n 1 1 i i I as i 1 5 N n i iiini is L i it I his an end nit nt an 1 lies id been I losid i _r ibef r ind u[ him Id e tut, but ti at i i f I hi i rs ii j fr ut iir Mr M w bdi i 1 1 pi 1 to U1 >in e 1 for a >U I has t not u id all f a ilut j sin il n t th it hu h n (.n-ipsaul that Mr Outhwaito's a rum t 1 biisii -i 1 k tl i i 1 I 1 i si r h.Mth m ii u t nif 11 1 t is 1 s iv, ii out w 1 1 i irks Mr S[ i r u 1 Tu tt tl at duty in 711 e isi the same m mm nt d ihe rt e ind poss er of Mr pro eeded to nj dislin Is U '1 s of tie hi 1 f r Lht fi i e t dn L0'e ot i fn 1 t 1 u 1 d n t 1 th ddk to re ci r 1 tb in n ih' i i s j IL i i I th nk en to sho i c IK 1 K 1 ly to 11 ti in nt of uld it q H st n n "N f v i rk had imen on tlio tin ti i nal of ngtho eft win uk of Mr O irnelil in tho siine disrussim thit Iho spcaKr r s count of sshith tl o m ij illy e il 1 d Ho nor- I not s ij i a b U like tins msj'-tiiig in a I yart r AS h m Ij put It sud r f n mbors to 01. nstituto a quorum f r i e un hr the existing rules could alwass j ITT that it as L SM 11 Km u r i _i n bill I i s r tl t _ 1 i i of thfl ui ll1 ll an 1 it t s nno list tht distinct is it d sj c ifctr, in dn tl ti r 1 1 lu Id that tin et nstitut >nal r iitrol'ed by a count by tellers We of the on tl at w I d tin i i r 1 f i Mr 11 i j l n e s i i t i 1 i t d i t estK 11 lu 1 i L.IS e n f t r his tb r f ci id' s ud Mr Crisp, "through a or a st itutc 1 1 unit i i d rd t ti i tin i s) it i e sc n tsenate, Iti nt il i ,_ i it ha 1 lie his jKscntid a cltds i [ut stiu c of l'io moi bcis- ev t ii if tbf j- ssar, theie as othois ssero hm 1 l! or f i D U i 1 th 11 i n iti i _ ill i s i 1 ITUIK] j l kt 1 i i i inn i 1 u ill i t i i li me i i 1 i j: t t1 r in trk I v Ib it H F ti tl it i n lie til u l i In jt M tt Ac i r 1 nmy ho h id dntcU 1 1 e icci rdmg i flu er of tho assi n unpii ilicled in tho his-td-y of pail inientary acLu n, jot t1 in ail tlit t je us i man r i this flor e of tho c i st tn i 11 tl n a in i o-i u f membt s t f t sh I nst I (IK 1 H 1 11ISINTFE 1 i u t l i ui n li f d t t i 1 1 i M i 1 t in tl it in ill k s i a i lit of tin rocoid  npc 1 the ro, h ss Man a t{ i ruin c i J i n rits T Mtu h f >r tin Kr-publl. in n 11 i 1 Ji i n in 1 i In _ i h n r t t tustini i n i 1 i b i i' -j f nit 10 IIKO i t. 11 sshn h ssouhlgne the Tht rd" 10 t> i y ha 1 j n i dr 1 t) iji- in I !i< Olu 9 t_j u in n 1 i r i tho t t rr a i f 1 uil di i t s uli] it 1 is bt ii tht c i i o t tin m intu r ssholithcjr f d i la-nig tl e proscni e of men bt rs bj ss than a q i i mi r i1 i d rt rla i tl n r i M d O T i sc n ito-rS r 1 si ik thdr t ts it tl pit i In re fr 1 in I s i 1 il tl i i h is ei 1 1 t uiu tot int ot tbo tl ai h iJ ad ptt snioofinepci on [Ajplause on iu ling mi lc tl s m rmi as t  Midi ad pt it, Mr unt stand tii the bimk s on ei ulil not it d as in am s( utisin at least is h( it There c< i inn 11 esory mcmbor on his side, hf d< in in It 1 that thoro slit uld be a public re ss is no i or SM f j iti 10 si n f t i constitution deliiiu _ 1 it less tl an a u ij< coul 1 d iin, s n t I f r t i mor- tl 1 til 1 H lilt 1110 been a di is n m tlie st ite r f 1 nnosst n of the qm stir n a public rt C' rd m iion an 11 to 1 i I sid t s i t i '1 w r How- SSINU inn tii it there should ho rs if iu i i n i rf ara i h i i u 1 i. n ot itiifks ru 1 i i t U fi nt xi id 111 0. OLC e uf tbu i h lion Han.1 n r f Yd c ism Tskcd h it ss is the result of the deeiaioii m tbe members to d ustitute l quoi. um, In the It gis iturc of tho bill had bcpn l d liu jf bit h as t b jt i ted to by that theic should be the jeas and iiajs if domamh d, ind that the jeas and na-< i f rk up n s h i J n u di i t GmLTnrr Hi 1 s Id s TI h i 11 u T i 1 d d n i 1 I r t in rrats pn an il i h r 1 Tbo j 1. 1 i J. i i th ti h jss each n cinbor of orK ti nst in i n r s j i 1 1 t t n t! i ins ji t i r 1 _ v in l) i eon- Id i i e t ic sj j.1 cr in rcsf i Liiiq t  qimte 1 t, lu.cs I ike a scnrrj t in of certa n bnls tl iti. liftb- f tin i it t ai 1 UK L 1 sl! nifnt. hit ill the rtmtbhc in menibds, t> the spoal -.it, the things he d ics sh juld a ju r tin b L it, 1 aft r 1 f 1 nfl i M M w r t np fii m Mi I insnic; in w on this ih i r i 1 diro cd tl o cloi k tn count as j i< sdit 1 hi M n t s otu g ai 1 h id ui d but UK re as in tiitni s( jit II s Ts iu t is I 11 s j t it nt 3 i 1 r  r Id me bt i TFT nnr 1 1 is sx r i K vi 'Vlfn -t. r But notlin _ 11 st >p it Mtn bors t not until i ou sud Mr r, i i 1 ro the opinion of tie cldiiis nt ilt tibli 'once rif rr rognil Cnsp ss asked from tho republican 1 Tt >t agrt f  t an d is otcuinnie n SSTS anissered bs Mr Spring- r to should ti tb< w i L 'fs i r d ll J i 1' dii.il Int ho him 1 eed innouii nl tl i ta u stT_t.s c f tl f sossn 11 for ti s to be that the ictidi of Mr ITill on that oct 1 1 em s r' its f i r j f j, i i 1 i min- hen Ci sp yielded, he up n r r d bj tho ch in t la nina louslj 1 T hot n ddionnroil all tlio df i i rrcf donts sshieli Cd 1 be it j d r jit rr T fd tl c j if cwnment, tl on is n i s( qn< n in t t if the T r i the ork h   res mufli d li ii i' i> tl 6 erf den' i s t f Ii r i adoc an 1 IL ii md piif tl> 111 'i Vs udttL.rs qiKtel ill not >icl 1, then ir is not m idc thn bill ss as aln iss docl ir  (_ri p svas proceeding to read the press roporuof the last republican caucus, but is thensst nt on to arg IP it at as tl c jri rn tl of tl e house s-. as j 1 h tl oomt-, c f T 1 i r-i at, cnsr r r rs 11 1 min- velh is in i iiknou n id, ii n to i ct b isis a id th it ss as tuat es t rjborly [in Is c illed to ordor by Mr Korr, a-) oon tentdr> n ir in U.tha 1 hi S} o ikt r a. nm iiru ir> name 11 Hit d t sens': I'ood t silt ilt Iv ag-d d to the f ct that there as ohj  the tho house, it vndfs irx tl i nf f A jt br ken i i bin i iVi xir I 1 i I w ith i Dentil jinn t 11 the thd s Ic I bis t not oted .ill the w tL iv an 1 I don un ro hi in 1 ben anotlx r sin t w i i t n[ O'l int. 11 cried out, point liu: bis r it Kte l Itisi Hf rj ou, sir, to ij hot her I gliall o-- n t I am nils re poiisiblo to nij const 'uents f u m> >to Mr OuthwaiLe of Ohio thundered out Sir I i_s not i iLseiit u 1 en m> name was called >n utLcr an untruth j ou saj I v piesont JI on Mr Bland and a doren others do nrnmred (ho spc ikor in the most ijxorous td.il s j.m d the i in li s of tho democrats and jteis of tl e rt public, ins Mr Cowlcs, of Noilh Carolina, became so CM tint he cued out c U fight foe it, and throw that man out of tbo chair' i h tl is no starto 1 toward-, tho speaker, up his coat blet es as he walled Ii Jio w is lit idul ff ex-c 1 dcnifi riE'j, and jeisuideil to from 8 icii a course ED KF4.DS. HIS PIFCF After pdhats dits ininu ea of such wild set nt s, the. inemtK rs rjuu ted dow n from mere evlnu-tion ind then the chair proceeded to si that tho i imontj had the nght to appeal from be of the chair He said ho 1 i 1 seoii tho members present, and had cti d that the record slum a quorum piesent as d roe ted by the constitution. Thou he cited a question of tlie kind that had been raised in the New York senate deeisu ns and ci mpletelj took the hide oft him so t i ik At the com 1 is on of Tudnt Crisp s speech, the i its ipj 1 uuled tsso or nice minutes, and crowded u .mud to ate him ou his mastti oiToit Mr C union ff llossod .Tudcce Cn--p in a verj ft >rt to tustaiu tbe speaker in ho as ipi laude 1 only once in 1 tli it bv his is lid itioii, he struck a passing boj CART ISLE ON THF FLOUR Then ex Spe iker Carlis e the floor, and made a spkndul argument against liced s ruling, in which he completely dissected it, short -ing that, if the speaker has the to eou it a quorum, could If the decision is con'irmed, he said, there is no longer anj safety for the people of this c und on which, h> 115 possibility, such a b 11 could bo pa.ssed c .institution a Is unit ss the r once of a quorum as inferred, and it as infirretl from the faot tli it no one had the question All mi thods of dcteimimi v ote ssore of equal ilue A count by the cnair and a coant bj tellers and a count b> the jcas ami iiass ss ere of equ il s ilue The hoi se had the nght on thi. t all of ne fifth of the irembers, to h ise a jea and naj sote and Then on that the qnos-tioii vas ('cuded, bi't the decision in each of the other cases was of prec the same It had alssajt been the practice in parliament iry bodies of this character, and especially in tho parliament of Great lintain, for tho speaker to determine the question of which ssas or not a quorum present by the count It ss is because that was a determination of an actual fact, and the determination of that was entrusted to the presiding- oihcers in almost all instances, so that sshen the question was raised sshetber tl ere was a quorum or not, -H ithouE a special arrangement for determining it, it ss ould be determined by a count b> the presiding onicer Again there was a on in tho constitution which dec arcd that the might esiablish rules for com pelling tho attendance of -members If mtm-btrs cjuld be present, and to exercise their functions, anJ jet not be counted as a quorum, tliat pnnismu would seem to be entirely nugatory Ihe speaker then read at length Hill s decision, when presiding othcer of the "inrk ana laughter and app'anse by the greeted the reading of the "sentences w4pe the action of the minority as denounced as rebellious and revolutionary THE SPEAKER'S Tue reading basing been, completed, the speaker said "Tlie chair, therefore, rules that there is DECISION IS LJ.JljST Mr Crisp I will say wHh perfect franliress and candor tliat I do not myself believe what I about to read would throw any light on tho question as to whether an appeal should be sustained or not But I do allege that it ssouldthron some light on the question of the purpose of the majority, and that it would go far, or -vsholls to justify the minontv in resisting an> method, rather to allow "an unfair and unjust decision of the speaker [Democratic applause But I shall jiot violate any rule of debate or decorum, as suggested bv the speaker Air Cnsp went on to say, "I thank you for tbe attention given to my remarks I hase beon in earnest, and it occurred to me that under the stress of circumstances and considering >ourselses to be in a desperate strait, >ou ere about to violate the precedents of a hundred years, and that you were about to take from us that which many of your distinguished statesmen hase said was a high constitutional I rlesired to present to 3 era a deci-sion which has been made on that point I desired to call vour attention to made on this floor I desired to remind you tliat our failure to vote is onlv a temporary th-oarting of your purpose If -von have a ma-joritj m the hoube ssno tlcaired to appeal to you, lot for the purpose of accomplishing this more temporary objection to deface the precedents of the past, not to do that hich you most feel a doubtful act under the const, ution, you jean not but feel there is some doubt of the constitutional right of the speaker to pursue the course which he has marked out for himself Yon are in no bound to enter on that desperate career AFPEAXIKG TO THEM I only desired to appeal to yon, as fair minded men, to regard fully your to protect the constitution as men -who should record the r or f u i It might be caid that arn- r ir t ti ri 1 i K f the speaker the um il f t T is 11 is tn r-He denied tely the ri J t of tj r- s lit; oraocr of tlio house to make tbe journal on tne demtxntie s le The journal a rt rd of tbo prorf f 1 ngi of the hoii.se itself a id c ul 1 nt t br n a e in plv to show aiis f.ict tl at the sj r m SupixAe sppikrrwasi gl t then one man could pass a bill AS i1- K hundred and sixty If tbe sj-eaktrba-! nght to inAke tlie jdirnal an 1 to a quorum and to have the olerk of tl under his-direction put uprn the j mrnal the fact that there is as a quorum then there was no longer anv use for rcj i sentati i of the people in this liu-use [Api j-uie on Uic democratic side j The journal was the jourral of the itself, not the journal of the speaker, w ho sv simply an organ of the hoiif-c and not iw [Applause on the deuiocratH --j-le n the noose had directed the yeas and 1111 to be taken and entered on the journal tha-i w as the only evidence of what traasjired Cou'-l it- be safe that three or or fn e gentlemen here could jass most m legislation comjng before tins bods I i it ftould, if the s nil i 4 cr rrert It was no answer to KH tb tt oil f r members nvght s ote if they v- anted to Tli was, their business, and the of t1 eir constituents, and not of tl e speaker It had been said bv the speaker that the provision of the constitution which al-owed less a quorum to the attendance of memberb woa'd be nugat >ry That might be so So was the provision nugatory if a member concealed himself BO tliat the officers of the houfce could not find him But he was responsible, not to the house, or to tbe speaker, bat to his eonstiweiits t Ha was not here to deal m it c ri ir J 'f 1 lull] r L 1 J lum, pr t 1 lli'ir -la j.unies were II 'lOblm1 r r "f 'i rl T 'tt T IS cL_tr f n ,t< H s 1' rn rt 'fM a, K .arcs A. t k- 
                            

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