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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia T ATLANTA CONSTIT VOL. XXII. ATLANTA, GA., THURSDAY MORNING, 'AUGUST 28, PAGES. PEICE FIVE CENTS. IT WAS SIMPLE PANDEMONIUM- DISGRACEFUL ACTIONS OF REPUBLICANS Cursing and Fighting on the Floor of the House. UD1ES ME COMPELLED TO LEflVE Scenes that Have Never Been Equaled in Washington. August resolved itself-into a perfect sheol on earth today. There was fighting, riot- ing and language ubed on the republican side, the like of which could seldom be heard in even a low grog shop. Ladies retired from the gallery in haste, and men of respect blushed in shame that their country should produce such vagabonds and men so devoid of decency. But not satisfied with language degrad- ing the national house of reprebentatives below the level of even "The Lilne Kiln the republican members commenced fighting among themselves, and but for the interference of a few respectable men blood would probably have been spilled. However, only fists were used and a little personal damage done, although it was a not of no mean proportions. The low cauie about in this way: ]Ur. McAdoo, of New Jersey, a democrat Tnade a very severe but dignified criticism upon Joe Cannon's resolution, introduced last calling southern members by name .ami .ittempting to censure them. Mr. Cannon then took the floor and re- rted in language nhich even The Police would not pniit, so vulgar and tvas its character. It was language -which no man of self-respect, or even or dm decencj, would use even in the pres- -enfo of men The Indies in the gallery were horrified and teat a hasty retreat, while the gentlemen on floor blushed with shame. Even Tom turned crimson, andforamomeiitseeined enable to speak. AJ soon as Mr. McAdoo regained his com- posure ho interrupted to say he could not de- gratfe himself sufficiently to reply. He simply the words to go on the record as a specimen of Mr. Cannon's vulgarity. Mr, Caruth suggested the propriety of clear- Ing tho gallery of ladies, but that was no use, thej weie rushing out as fast as possible. Mr. Enloe asked that the words bo taken hen Joe Cannon said he would with- draw them, and Bead, sinking down into the himself, to save his lieutenant, ruled 3VIr. Enloe out of order. Sir. Enloe appealed, and the clerk started the roll. At this moment Mr. Mason, of Illinois, re- publican, who has been leading the fight against the lard bill, rushed down the aisle to Joe Cannon's side, shook his fist in the man's face and said in a low tone, but loud enough to be heard ton feet away, "Joe Cannon, had your family been in the gallery you would not have -dared utter that filthy expression. My family Is there, and I want to say to you that no one but n dirty tramp would have made use of such TForda." Cannon turned away, for he saw Mason was areadv to fight at a word from him. At this moment Mr.} Wilson, republican, to Mason and said: "Mason, you not to use such words." "Ves.he chimed in Mr.Becfcwith.of Jsew Jersey, republican, sotto voce; ''Cannon is nothing but a lying tramp. He put sny name on his list when I was here." it's the first time you have been replied Wilson hotly. "You are a blurted out Beckwith. "You'ie replied Wilson. "You are a blank, blankety blank, Beckwith, as he clinched his fists, language too vilo to print. At this moment Wilson struck out straight from the shoulder for Beckwith's face, but the blow landed on his cbest. Then Beckwith struck out in true Sullivan style, but Mr Lehl- bach, who was near, jumped between the men and warded off the blows. Mr. Williams, of Ohio, rushed down the aisle and grabbed Mr. Beckwith by the collar, jerking him backwards. Beckwith, thinking it an attack from the rear, jumped on Will- lams and was about to floor him, when the Ohioan threw up both hands and cried out in fear, "Don't strike me; I am only a peace- anaker." By this timo the house was in an uproar. ZMen rushed pell-mell over one another. Many democrats climbed on their desks to see the fight over the heads of the republicans, who around. "Fighting Joe" Wheeler, of Alabama, became so excited that he ran
culmination of the recent naturalization, troubles in Biddeford. ISND OF Many Time Murderer Die Birmingham. Jail. in the And Oppose the Sub-Treasury BJ111 of the Alliance. GALYESTON, Texas, August demo- cratic convention at Temple, Texas, which met today, unanimouslv reuominated Roger Q. Mills to congress, and adopted the follow- ing resolutions: Whereas, We, the democrats of the ninth con- gressional diefrlct, have watcheilwith. the keenest interest the public acts of Roger Q. Mills, our representative In congress, be it Resolved, That wo view with pride and satisfaction his I great career in congress as a leader of our (party, and that we unqualifiedly endorse his position on the tariff ana on the Bubtreasury bill and his advocacy of the free coinage of silver. Resolved. That we are unqualifiedly opposed to any system, which converts the government into a loan and brokerage agency, and that we oppose the system of tne government loaning money on any commodity whatsoever, whether United States bonds, silver, farm Or other products. THE REPUBLICAN SPLIT. The Color SJne Is Being Drawn by North. Carolina Republicans. EALEIGH, N. C., Angost The political excitement is now higher than at any time this year. Delegates to the re- publican state convention are arriving here on every train, and most of the delegates to the negro state convention of yesterday have remained here to watch the white republicans. The color line is being drawn by some white republicans. The committee of fifteen negroes, appointed last night by the negro convention to go to "Washington and lay the grievances of the negro before the president, met today and or- ganized, with John S. Leary as chairman. Kev. J. C. Price will he spokesman and will address" President Harrison, after which he will present the resolutions adopted last night by the convention. The negroes hold the balance of power today and the white republican leaders, Mott and Eaves, are trying to placate them. Mott today made a bid for the negroes by offering the place of permanent president of the state convention tomorrow to a negro for the first time in North Carolina. Eaves, the present chairman, who is Mott's bitter enemy, makes a bid by promising, if he is continued In the position as collector of the western district, he will see that negroes are appointed to positions there. The negroes lean toward Eaves. The attendance at the convention will be larger than was expected, with a larger pro- portion of whites. P. Canady was sent for to entice the negro delegates from the eastern counties.________ Tbe Texas "Way. SAST AKTONIO, Tex.. August S. B. Cox and "William Ewers, tvro prominent and wealthy ranchmen resfding miles south of here, became iuyolved in a quarrel over a trivial matter morning which re- BultcuinCox procuring a "Winchester rifle and following Ewers. He shot turn three times, inflicting fatal injuries. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., August Henry Smith, a white man confined in the county jail under sentence of death, died today of consumption. Smith was only twenty-four years old, but had committed five cold-rblooded murders, besides a number of attempts at murder. Eight years ago he murdered a wliite woman and a little girl near Home, Ga., robbed them of and set fire to the house to burn the evi- dence of his crime. Six years ago he killed a farmer in Jackson county, Alabama, and then came to Birming- ham. Three years ago he shot a negro dead with- out provocation near this city, and. a year later shot two white men and a woman. One of the men died, but the others recovered. Two years ago Smith went to the house of John Shngart, a lawyer at Morris, Ala., and shot him while he lay in bed, severely wound- ing Shugart and his little son, who was in bed with him. He then left here, but Shugart recovered and hunted him down. Last June he was tried and convicted of murder, and sentenced to hang in July, but hia case was appealed to the supreme court, and today he died in jail. TRUNK. ANOTHER QUESTION SPRUNG. Will the People be Allowed to Vote on tlie New Constitution? JACKSON, Miss., August constitu- tional committee went through its xisual routine call, reference of hills and adjournment, after less than an hour's Tho franchise committee was hard at all day, and made some little The apportionment branch of the suiliagc question, may bo regarded as settled. It seemed v hits majorities in both houses of tho legislature, and is reported as being satisfactory to the del- egates from the black counties. A question has arisen as to whether tho conbti tntion now being framed is to bo submitted to the people for ratification. No such sub- mission was originally the act of the legislature under which the convention, was called distinctly invests that body with joower to enact a constitution, and an amend- ment offered in the legislature to submit tho new constitution to tho people for rnliiieation. was voted down. The people who'gsent the delegates here understood that tho work of tho convention would be final. Now some papers in and out of Mississippi. are insisting that the people should be allowed to ratify. Itis highly improbable, however, that this will be done. Members of tho convention, are being impressed with the belief that tha votes of those who arc now qualified electors, and who are legislated against in the proposed, constitution, will certainly defeat the ratifica- tion of that instrument. The best legal minds in the convention are unanimously of the opin- ion that under the law no ratification is iieo" essary._________ THE CZAR IS WItJLING MTNNIK'S Girl The Remains of the Unfortunate Shipped to Her Former Home. MONTGOMERY, Ala., August 27. [Special.] Coroner Campbell this morning sent the body of the young woman, Minnie Barganeer, who died yesterday morning from an overdose of morphine, to Fort Deposit, her former home, for burial. Yesterday afternoon the proprietor of a pri- vate boarding house, at 122 North Perry street, sent to the office of the chief of police a small trunk which was the property of the dead woman, who engaged board with her and remained there several days, giving her name as Blinnie Taylor. The trunk contained sun- dry articles of clothing belonging to the dead woman, and two poorly written an spelled notes signed "E: asking the girl to meet the writer at the postofSce corner, telling her that he had some news to tell her. These notes were written in pencil on sta- tionery from the Exchange hotel, and were addressed to "Miss Minnie Taylor, 122 North Perry Besides these notes there was a letter dated Mobile, Ala., July 15th, and signed "A. M. Barnett." Thia letter was a testimomalof tho capacity of Minnie Taylor as adressmaker, an4 a recommendation of her to any one needing the services of a good dressmaker. HUNTINO FOB THE MAS IN THE CASE. There is nothing known concerning the man who, it la alleged, made arrangements for the accommodation of the dead woman at the hotel in which the death occurred. Kumpr connects tho names of two or three different men with the dead woman, "but there is nothing to identify any one as tbo man, though, it is said everything possible will be doue to ferret To Withdraw His Troops If Germany Will Set the Example. LONDON, August Telegraph's St. Petersburg correspondent says: "The czar gave Emperor "William strong proofs of bis peaceful intentions. Ho agreed to consider the advisability of accepting the status quo in Bulgaria if the proposal emanated from Bul- garia, and to withdraw Russian troops from the frontier, if Germany would set that example. He would connive at the practical connection of Bosnia and Herzegovina, provided Russia ba allowed to exert a pressure to prevent radical changes in the government of Sorvia. He disclaimed any wish to interfere with; Turkey. But ho proposed fco hasten Armenian, reforms by tho collective pressure of tho powers. A new commercial treaty botweea Russia and Germany was alfco discussed. An interview between tbe czar and Emperor Francis Joseph is considered probable. I understand that Stambuloff, Bulgarian prime minister, is willing to make every possible con- cession to Russia." Terrific Storm In Austria. VIENNA, August terrific storm has visited Trieste, causing a great losb of life and property. Many -wrecks are reported on tho Adriatic sea, and tho crews of several vessels have perished. At Wittingau three persons were killed by lightning. Will Show Up Boolantflsm. PABIS, August Editor of tho Petit National and M. Castehn, member of tha chamber of deputies, will shortly publish a paper revealing the inside history of Boulangism. It will bear tfie title, "Lea Coulisses du Boulangism." The Cholera In Spain. MADRID, August continues in Valencia and Alicante. In Toledo today eight new cases and four deaths were re- ported. The director of the military academy there has succumbed. _______ Breafclne Cp tno Vendetta. LOUISVILIE, Ky., August letter from Hazard, Ky., where court is in session under the protection of troops, dated August 23tb, says twenty-three men engaged in the French.- TSversole feud have been indicted for murder and as accessories, and many of them have been arrested. The grand jury was reluctant to bring in Indictments, but were called up in court by the prosecuting attorney, who told them tlisy must do their duty or ho would. discharge them and call another jury. Judge Lilley added to this statement that if they sought to protect the lawbreakers he would, re- fuse to sign their warrants for pay. Explosion of a. Locomotive. MANSFIELD, O., August boilerof ft locomotive on a freicht train on the .New YOKE, Pennsylvania and Ohio railroad exploded morning at 3 o'clock while the train was run- ning, six miles east of this city. Engineer Albert Graham, of Galion, and Fireman Jo- seph Murphy, of Urbana, were instantly killed and horribly mangled. Fire was com- municated to oil cara in the train and fifteen. were burned. _______ __ The Trial Was SnccessEoI. SASTA BAKBABA, CaL, August San Francisco's trial trip this morning was successful. In a four hoars' ran she made aa average speed of slightly over 19j knots. AH Ife Notr. Crrr OF MEXICO, via Galveston, August Dispatches Salvador state that a spatces av col of peace today. Similar have beemeceiYed t fSPAPEJRI
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