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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               PHUT. VOL. XXI. THE FIRST'VICTIM TO IT THE REPUBLICANS. GET A QUORUM A i-ii-h the Cane of vs. St.illh Of Courwjthc cial is misted -Wni-hiiiBtou tioMlp. February 3. his of republicans together Ten ng and legally unseated Jackson and -eiu-d Mi" ih- He had resorted to all kinds of -I--, -uhugs in the preliminary proceed- j., past live dais, but he feared to t coustitiitionuhty of his decisions 1 b. .-e tho supreme court. And con-e- lie ll.ew.-.k. the blind, and the J.e'k to the house in order to register r make a quorum. Although the -i, n-.oi-vats would not i ote the republicans iu the pen and made to vote to L'. i party leader. Smith was iiumc- in and Mr. Jackson ;ii-i-d. This iu-T.-.i.es tho repnblivw.il aii'lm.ikis it that much easier have a present, lint it Mr. K.....Ts high-handed melhods. lit on ruling as he has done, and to oust the next MI'-''-'' 'i-'.i who West Vir- I... wi.l again correll another quorum j. any legal test of his rulings. M, Wil-i-i, of West Virginia, made one of fn.ost and of Ihe most humorous s i-ier heard in Ihe on Heeds .-nd contested case thisciening. q ;M a! lo-ed's expense, kept the hou-e JM'., ouiin.o.is roar of laughter, and iiiuiio 10 rvoiis that he could barely retain It p.er. .'.I his thick hide more of- fo, IIM-IV than any of the ilcniincialions that heaped niioii him by the angry H made bun the laughing stock, ---euk, of the house and the galleries, b g man ivino -1 perceptibly llinler the _ lilow.s dealt him in a humorous vein. ,N -i has a treat in store for her, for this will bo then; on the Hois able, would be very close, but it is understood that Mr. Carlisle will not bo a candidate again, and that even though Judge Crisp may IK opposed, it nil! amount to but little. In- dued it will ho a walk over for the r.eorjian. E. W. B. THE TRACY TEAGEDY. THE A-n'TTZ. CALAMITY I-V WASH- JXOTOJT S' ,1, Tie T'-lcv hoh'C.inst has cast a gloom over iihXlo No su' h calamity 4 ii .June il.n i-i IM-J v ahirg.. gun on Hi- n in-, f-war 1'r ne, s, ex plo'lcd on the ic b. low F, rt I'Volc, and killed the .s, i in if liar and naiy. and 'f, of.or hi- li dignitaries of th" goveiu- nt Tiler, who was on hoard. scape 1. The UM lul catas, rophe of ,'utcring Ibo bousebold of the ablest ,nomb, r of Mr. 1 Il-.n i-oil's cabinet, w hile III.' bo-lv of the .laughter of tho scciel iry of cold in uc.itb at his resiiii uce on ]..if.i.-lle square, has scut a chill to the hearls of those connected with the administration. Death has follov cil iu such quick succession that it VM.i.hl M-em as though soii.c dreadful fatality was or'n" o- tlms.. who l.aieoa-t I heir fort- unes vi Hi, the Harrison reign. Thcdcalh roll in two .....iiihs lias included the sislor-m-Jaw rf the prosi.h lit, the brother, sisler ill-law and soil and daughter of the bereaved I'.l.liuc, the solicil one of the most o.'pahlo men e-.-il wnl. the admiuisllallon. a'- 1 nl.ins of lodaj'-s c. lilhigi.uh u, Mis. and 3h--. TIM- i iVmVoY.k, r. of l.hio. who le.v, K.'-il (...'.ii in of K, cd'-i r- ent action in the house: no Keel iu Ohio! We think In- is doin jn-t I ,hl. The idea of allniiing hose r.-h.-i ohstruct public bll-i- not only ill Ohio, bul in all tho lio-lii. a i Inii-.-o tboro is for -.onie an to in.ike a rep.ilal ion on Ihe lioorof th'e h.mse' 1 don't know that Ohio will be nolM f. r him for pro-idenl in bul lie could doMoi-e." n-ir.M.Tur u Gold-mil- .lames 1'. fampbcll, of Ohio, is hero, ii n before the ballot box ini.'sti- posi-d i isil to Atlanta, to the hninber of com- merce banquet, be said tonight th.it be would lie theie. He had not jet thought about what kind of a spec, h he would make, but it would the subject of Mr. (Irjdy'.s httcr to him, V b'( h, ill uib lance, w as "Come, an-.lwc will show yen that wo are just like the people of Ohio. We aio one people." He su'd it was tho only invitation he hud a, since lie h.id been elected govci nor, and he looked aril to the trip wilh grout TA I.KIM: PIII.ITICS. Iu speaking of tin, recent scenes in tho liouso. ho expressed his opinion that they ivonld hai ,.....m.iten..l effect on cither party l.efolc the connlrv. be said, w.th a laugh, "Uood says tho m..jonly niust rule, and we are the majority. Or perhaps better, 'the .suints on ii tho earth, anil vie are tho sail.in.' do you think of tho political out- look." democrats are absolutely certain to cany this c.umliyat Ihe picsuh nliul SMITH IS Tlie RrpnblicaiiK Succeed 111 Getting a Quo- -W isjUN.iTos, February journal of the house hi" been read in extenso (at tho ilo-nand of the demo-rats) Messrs. O'Ferrall, of Virginia, and of Ohio, -ivere, upon their feet, tho former Vfilh a motion to cor- rect the journal, and the latter with a motion to approve that document. The speaker recognised M r- Me Kin ley, but.subsequently, on Mr. 7.1'tVn-uirs statement- that be was acting In .-ood faith recognized that member, who staled that tbe j. urnal contained no rcfei. nco to the fret that the speaker on Saturdaj la-1, uot allow him to read evidence in the election ca-e as part of his remarks, i he speaker mid that that was not ev.-aolly in lh" form of a filing, hut that tlio joiumil w oi.ld '...mended to show that fact. Mr. McKinle- then demanded the previous piestion on bis motion to approi c tho joe.ri.al. vote rosiiilciHeus nays none, and the sneaker (folloiiing hi.s precedent of ol-iler.ug entered upon tho journal the names of a. dorcii democrats present and not volin-z) and de- clar.-.l tho previous que-tion orilered. the motion lo approve ll.e jo.irna Iho ia.i-i.....nti, c l.roi ailed, tbe democrats rcfruiu- from voiing, and the speaker dco.urod a ip.r.ruin pu-scnl and the motion can-led by a vote of loN l.-ivs nothing. Vilhe'-- h Mr (I'Kcrrcll did not riso to claim thi- lion, "tin- spoiiker declared that that mem- ber was to proceed to the discussion of the elo. lion case. MH. (-H1S1- THE STATKY1 KNT. Mr. frisp said that if tho speaker himself declared that the election case was to ho taken up he would raise a question of con- sideration. The speaker said that there had bivn an understanding Saturday night that the gentle- man from Virginia had Ihe floor. Mr Crisp disputed this statement, sajing tint wlrle there was an a-s to what b-fg'h the debate should be, there no .indeintanding a.s to when it should ho c Mr. Bvnnm moved to adjourn. The motion to adjourn v. as lost: year 120 uivs l.-.T. and the declared the u lo I.e on th" c tio.i case. 1 The usual tornmlitio., ii i .v in.lulged n. us 1 ,-ai-o a quc-tioi, of consideration. Mr. hn, s to the q-lC.ti.ill. Mi (.'i .sp Thou T appeal. Mr. Speaker-Mid the chair declines ti tin- appe-1. The b.u ing be n Mr ins to conlini.e ar in of the claims ot llie t ol u-7'.ee .11 ti .-nutl, v elect.on cas. SEC'Y TRACY'S RESIDENCE BURNED And Mrs. Trncy, Her BauRMor and Maid l.os.- llieir Secretai-y round in an V.icoliscious State. February tern mo ca- Hr.iiiv the household of Secretary Ti-'rv this Hereby three persons hat their lives and throe others wore badly in- jured. The is a three-story and basc- isaituated on I street, between Connc.'iicut avenue and 17th street, and has recently undergone extensive improvements. passing tho lim.se at o clock this morning saw smoke issuing from the front windows and at onco raised an alarm of Ore, ind nolicc denartments fsponded promptly. Tlie nicmiscs were almost concealed by dense si-iok'e which was thioMned by a heavy whirl, was iust lifting. It was soon seen that the house was all ablaze inside, and that the m.i'ii stairway was burnt, thus cutting off com- nini.-ilioii with tho sleeping apartments on ,e and third noora. Several streams f water were played on the flames, and every [Tort was made to check the fire and to res- ,ie tlio A sceno of the wildest confusion ensued l-enitwus known that all members of the weie in the house. The firemen he- aved like heroes in tho emergency and went hron.'h the fire and smoko iu searchmgjor hem'in tbe dilToreut apartments. Mrs din" tho secretary's daughter and Miss Wilmerding forced their way through the ilindiiigsiiniko and jumped from tho second storv window front. Ladders were raised for hem but in their excitement they failed to ,eo them. Mrs. broke her U-f wrist and was severely bruised. Her daugh- ter was hudly injured the c Mr. O'Ferra'l of alla-rs wlo.h th house found itself, onf.-ontod. He did not b. hevo, he said, th it the time has yet come, an Cod grant that It might n.-i.-r ome, th of Iho Initcl biaics at this end all give tlo iVelelaiion that neecs-ity, Ih'- tjn.uts Ma, -1 as "'nn-eceil'-nu'Vanil unc.-nsli, n-ll ol hlm. Him 1, I a hi.of seas Mould, pri- snn- 01. r the b.-hi-cr.'iions of 11 U b -h. 'jn'-rce slill dwelt in the of the ..ress: .Mid then- would no autocrat plaii'se oil Ihe'deim.. ra lie .1 I MMS Mr -ii'ni-e, of usetl s, said afiei the ,11 ilrii.iii' of a g, ulli man from ir- jjinia, i' niigh, be toeousider the qm-slion before the house involving the right of a mem- ber to his cat. lie then pn.ccede.Uo present "A lid M bo do you think will bo tho can- lli.hites nne can tell. Many changes may take place iMlhin three years. Men .ho and now cm s come to the front. It would ho foolish to attempt to name a man this far ahead." "What about Mr. Cleveland "Higbt now, Mr- t'lciebind is the most priimineiil democrat before llic country." TO IKS! .li TK CUOWING. Judge Stewart seems doterniinod to have the grow-Ill of jute in this country tested. Also to lu.io a U-sl made of tho bust machinery for juvpaiingil for tho loom and at bis request, I'ncle Jerry Husk has promised to ask con- gress for to experiment wilh. Of course. Ihe lest mil have to ho made ill Geor- gia and now is the time for tho Georgia farm- 4.-I-; and investors to come to the front. .UllMiK fKl.Sl' IS SATISl-IKD. tho fact that many of the Georgia papers uro proposing Judge Ciisp for the next governor of Georgia, there is no pos- sibility of his being a candidate. I have often he.iruf him remark that he would rather ro- inain a member of the house than to lull o any I -o' I "T the H-publican-lde-l A III MI.I1.U s SIT.KI-H. echcs b. Messrs. Oulhwiiite, Ohio J on a. Moore, of Tcvns, Mr. Wil 'of West Virginia, w bile not aih'.rcs ,1 in e'ection cis... niuiln all ciilir.-ly good hiiui-.n-o s h in of 'he r, ,-cul rulings of the r, which oil, Hod gicat applause and laughlcr, as in-il from his political Neme.n as from his political fficn.ls, and the speaker could not him-olf repress an oc.-asional smile. l-iU-.VII.I-S IJfl'.STlliN UKllKItl-ll.. The question Ihcii recurred on ordering Iho previous question of tho adoption of the re- port of the oiuumiiue on elections-, and ,t Mas ordered-yeas, loll; nays. none. 'ilns istne tii-'t time since tbo meeting of congress that the republicans have had a quorum voting, and Ibc result was received ivilh applause. Thooulv absentees on the republican side iieie CasMciland Wilbur, both of whom are. sick. SMITH If Four roll cu'ls ivcre required bof.'-c the vote 'tiio cn'il' he was entitled to the sent by votoof yc.is llid, nais mme, amid re- publican applause. Mr Kmilh appeared and look tho oath of illice M hereupon Mr. Springer sarcastically whether this was the proper time to make a motion to adjourn. With a.similar intonation of sarcasm tbe speaker replied in the allirmatiio and tbe house accordingly, at h..Ti. adjourned. GOVEKNOIt t'AMI'ISI-.I-I. THE STAND is right now on the next lo the lop round of the'ho..si- ladder. His next step will be into the .speaker's chair. and that will per- li.ips he at the meeting of the next congress, which even the republicans concede V ilMie doniocriuic ah far as the hoaso is con- cerned. The of tho house is con- sidered next in rank to the vicivproi.idol.cy and ,is Judge Crisp is especially lilted for such a position, it is hut natural that ho would not desire to retire- from the house at present. Should the race for speaker next term be made Letweei, Judge. Crisp and Mr. Carlisle, it to the Ballot- Itox Coiili-iivt Torsery. rvliiu.ir.v Afti-v arostot a wwk, the spi'ciiil l.ou-o .-..niniitti-c mvesti- .-iitine "llio Uiis morning to iii'l'nr.v. si-utauve opur-.-il Mill, tin- Mu'.e- nipntth.it since tin- r-wi.m.tt.-o lii.nsi-irli.icl IK-.-II uiiiiU-iiMintly liy the of the (-011- .liu-t of tin- investigation and buciuso ccrlam hud not been rross-cxaininctl that mornnr Foniker liad beeu dciirived OI crusa- THK GOVKKXOIl KX rovi.rnor I'-uiiplH'll, ol Ohio, then tlio taJul. The chairiHiin him the [oriind apur, ami ho that he nox er bu' broke no hones. They both suffered so- crelv from Ihe shock. 'I hey were taken at Mice'to tl-.c rcsid- uce of Dr. Baxter near by mil restoratives applied. While Ibis sad scene was being enacted in front of the house, firemen were engaged in the sad task of removing other members ol the family from tho rear. -i HACY'S n-KATH. Mrs. Tracv endeavored to escape by drop- from her bed room M imlow, and lu-relTort to doorcase tho distance to the ground, she grasped a narrow stone window sill and low o, oil herself as far as she vi as abio. Those who saw her in her perilous position shouted to her lo hold on, but either sho did not bear or her strength failed her, for after thus bun-ing a moment between life and de-it h sho fell forty into an area way Sho was immediately taken to tlie house of a neighbor, by Dr. Khoom, and placed upon a lounge in the She was perfectly con'ciousand did not seem lo suffer pulii. I she complained of ail oppre-si.m ill the neighbor- hood of her heart, and found dilliculty in bnathiu'. She talked a while, coughed sli'-lilly u'ul tb.cn hccanio silent. The physi- cians looked at each oilier significantly. Mrs. Tracy was dead. Tho immediate cause of her death was supposed lobe from injuries to her heart sustained in her fall from the window, wlm h Hooded her lungs with blood. Her body was soon removed tothe residence of Attorney- General Miller, oil Massachusetts avenue. TIVO .VIOKK r.nniKS. Almost at the time two bodies wore taken Iron, the burning building. One was Ibo secretary's daughter, Miss Mary, a young lady, and the other was that of the French niiiid Jos-phinc. That of the former wa- found by Chief Ti'-rrish Hing on the lloorii the second story hall ar the head of the stairs: The body was not greatly disfigured by the fire. She had evidently died from suffocation The chief lifted the lifeless body in his arms and although the staircase was ablate, hi hrovht it safely out into the street. Of tho French maid little is known, save that 1 dead body wi.-s found ill her room on the top of the house burned beyond recognition lloth tho bodies of Miss Tracy and her man were taken to ail undertaker's establishmeii in the vieiiiity. SFO-KFTARY TRACY'S ESCAPE. I Secretary Tracy, himself, had a mos I miraculous escape, and is now lying in a some I wlrit preiavious condition at the residence o I Hon. J. C. Bancroft Davis, on H street, nea Eighteenth street. Uke all others, he w- overcomo in his slf-op by the smoke ivhi filled Ihe house and rendered him complete! helpless. He was discovered in tlus conditio and with considerable difficulty was remove to a place near one of the windows. Cries f, ladders were quickly answered, and man willing hands were raised to assist him to tl ground. He was at onco removed to a ne.igl bor's house, and was soon surrounded b phvsicians, including Drs. Wales and Kut friends are very sanguine of his complete re- covery. Tlie bouse was completely gutted by fire. The walls are standing, but the interior pre- of ruin and desolation. 1 be .residence of Judge W. S. Cox, of the district supremo court, which adjoins it on the left, vras badly damaged by water. THE CHIEF'S STOliY. Chief Parrish, of the fire department, told his story as follows: no attention to the fire when I heard there-were, people in the house. I felt my way through the smoke to the second floor and found a man in bed in a room. 1 tried to pick him up. but he was almost too heavy. I managed to drag him into a back room where there was more air am! then. 1 broke a window out and called to Dow, who -was in the alley, to runup a ladder. Then hey took the man out and it proved to bo the secretary. I couldn't move him any further, or I was, exhausted aud full up to tbe neck ith smoke. Then I went back into tho moke and fire again and found a young ladv, lisa Mary Tracy, they toll me it as caught hold of her wrists to lift her up the esh came oil her burning hands. She bad been turned. I got her out, but ehe was Dr. Euth, at the solicitation of friends, visited tho undertaker's establishment and dentified Miss Tracy. Ho made a hurried lamination and found she had died from ufocaUon. Mrs. Tracy was found to have died from rupture of blood vessels. .A gentleman who saw the fire said never m is Hfe-did he sec or hear of such a sight. "It he said, "as though hell had Broken Joose and sent its fire ry tongue tothe earth. The whole building seemed one seeth- ing mass ot llames, bursting from every point. Screanriollovvod scream, each one more hor- rible and blood-curdling than the othcr.'from iateriorof tho building. Only a few people wcro passing at the time, and they seemed lost end bewildered. The engines soon arrived. Tou fcntrw tho rest." E O. Turner, footman at the Tracy resi- dence, says ho was an eye-witness of part of Shenre-. He was up and dressed before i o'clock, and was prepared to go upstairs to dean the silver. He slept in the bascmeiK. "Just as I was starting upstair-." said he. a colored man ianK the bell and told the butler, who answered it, that tho house was on lire. Tho butler ran upstairs ami imnieiliat. Ivrushed shouting: 'My Ood, the hou-e on lire.1 The entire iirst floor was 111 (Ian. We ran out the front door. Mrs. and hor daughter were at tho front sec-, story window screaming for help. Both lad.cs jTinpo-1. -Neither fell their foot, but on their sides." The house of Mr. Ehrcoms, No. S21 Rcycji- teeiith street, itself almost capturM by tho I'ro was thrown open for tho reception of Ihe dead and dying. Mrs. Tracy, slill alive, was brought in by a couple of firemen and P-aced on a sofa in the diniiiKroom. Hero sho lin- gered for about an hour, fully conscious and apparently suffering but little. It was a little after 8 o'clock when she spat up a little blood, hardly enough to be termed a hemorrhage, closed her eyes, and vi ithout a moan ceased to broatiie. -PS- Tho cook scorched and blackened until sho had an appearance, but not seriously injured, wns'iiext brought in. She was pro- vided Milh an np-sliiirs room. Secretary Tt-icy was the third siili'oror to be sheltered under Mr Klin-em's roof. Ho was placed on mattres-.es in the. kitchen, whither he was taken through an alloy, for it was not deemed propirtolu-iiig him through the room in vi hid, his wife lay djing. The president walked over from the white house as s.....i as be board of tho tragedy, lie was weeping as he came out of the house, w-here tlie "secretary lay unconscious, and where Mrs. Tracy was dying. THE 111-. U UNS I.v Till! WHITE IIOUSK. The remains of Mrs. Tracy and Miss Tracy lie toi.i-'ht in caskets in the center of the cast room o! the white house, beneath crystal chan- deliers, whose light less than a week ago shone upon them as they gaylv greeted their numer- ous trii mis at the last presidential reception. The deelh chamber is now dimly lighted and is sombre, gloomy aud quiet, with no one within it save tbe dead and one of tho door- keepers, who will keep watch over the re- TO THE COUNTRY EXPLAIN HATTERS IH THE HOUSE How tlie Speaker Has F.very Precedent ami Violated CoasUUition His Killings. February .t.-Mr. CariWo has prepared for publication the following stale- nioi.t of the present p.aitipu of the democratic members of the huase, nhich is to be signed bv all of them STATHMKNT. The present situation in the of represen- tatives IB ho de- cisions of the speak, r arc so full ol dang-, r to tin- inU-'-rityof future h-gi-hitiou. tn.it-ve r it our duty to submit a brief statement of in order that the propriety of the course ivc .ial e taktu may be fairly determined. The luiiise met the 101 ,Ui of Iiecciuber. ls--ui and immediately by the of -p.-.k'-r i-iid other o'li-.ers. On tin' sum, diy. liy 'resolution of the lion -c. the sp.-akor was izcd to appoint a on rule-, and in.- ru-c. of tl-e 1 h-.ii-e n fcrrcd to th u coniu.iuce. The cominhtoo, oons.-ting "I -peukor himself and four other member-, wa- ap- pointed on the Ml, d-i.vof aiuloutae nil, it, i.I.de a report au.lliorizing the user to iurisdietiaii. Th- comiuitLce oil to which wan referred all coses involving the jf members to their seats ivas appointed on the yth of December. WUKIiIN.1 WITHOUT Although nearly two months have elapsed since the committee on rules lias upi-inte.l. it I. .s mideno report the matte.s rclci-r.-d to It except a partial report made the l-th ol ber, and consequently the house ha- com- pelled to conduct Its bu-mess witho-it an> rules or sx stem except the gen. ral Uw reeeive reports iroiu roiuni.to'c-1. or -iu M VJolllTV's- APIl'Itl' CI 11VI. Tlie chiim of tie luijorT... Unit i'i-' nuetlie right to govt rn tki- house vnthout .itu its rules uikiug 1 in the -I- IMI-U- u.-ss, is tin. U. r It mu.-tbe oil, l.it to -r-t ,n-ls Iho position tuk, n by thr I --..c ui-.noiili I" t'JO hoie-o. that it culm." inlury i to the eiimilrv.   l..e of'lfe'ia true construction, :n.d enlorce it ac, oril- ingly. Fvcnifthis were an original ,pie-.Lion. it not U; difficult to show that- th" pr.ietnal- on-true- ii the correct d himx-11. Je miiToritv on Coo, ol tl.L- house, .ti.u-l the true meaning and ths trae the of a miorum i- not the presence of a maiority of ali tlie memls-r- of t he bat a mi-jority of li the constitution ea-lte for.' General Garfieid. BUline. llawley, f "ngf r. Kot- erson, and other prominent baie token the Fame position, and have never If any legal or Ica! question can be in tl.iji Jo, ,nd the domain the present speaker repiidi- seulf d'construclion of the consiiiotion and decided that vb..-n the ial rtco-.rl, the conftitutlon the boe.se to on a call of the and r.avs that not voted he can count n.emlit-rs .in.l voting and thus by his own act. oi tut rded vole. determine 1- from I ieJ; certainly this has passed bey -'reninoftl-co la maue'r thx should do I av not contending lor the right of to eovern, as the .supporters of the si-eaker hjxecii- aeavored to make the country believe. On tlK contrary are denying the right oi tbe minority to elect from their beats or to paiss laws for the eovernnient of the people. the coastiui- t aTmajorny of oj the house const, tnu a quorum to do bufcineiiB, and we are Famp.T i Saluting tnat less than a majority foall not do t to kwp a men in Hie Mr. Iiiinan Wai-tod Mr. Kow.ll wante erring' u, th I: 11 i Mr rg-iment the I -11 his remarks to Meaior, iNEWSPAPERl iNEWSPAPERl   

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