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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. ATLANTA, GA., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 189O. TWELVE PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. :D S fiftYEL GALLS TO ORDER DEMOCRATS Le Defeated and Desperate Re- pablicans iiY AND IN BAD ODOR the Victorious and Trium-; phant Democrats THE POLITICO WELKIN >s, December noon the massive figure of appeared at the east door a speaker's lobby. He paused _____and then, with slow and sol- entered. ii wasbowed just a little. BO demonstration at his ap- -MfttHHsaieWginjai gazed around. There Biggs, o! California, a democrat. was the only state to turn down ia the last election. It elected P olican delegation for the first time in TOB Weaker Keed thought he saw in Mr. w ;i-ortunity for some sarcastic wit. n out as the one democrat who in a boastful mood, and walked 4s tan. tai fw queried Reed with, a smile of California went replied tho old democrat, led did not take the stump ro said Mr. Keed. I retorted Biggs; "I got !lfl ids majority that year." !Ta: aided it. Read laughed and walked off. VIKWIXG THE SCENE. upon the right of the speaker's iaJ if-. Keed remained motionless, survey- r -jid Tse. The democrats were all smiles it 434 sr. All around the hall they were radiant with smiles and tri ipfeau congratulating one another, ironi: Crisp's desk were a score of imtwrv !lmg stories about the campaigns to -pective states, and occasionally i to say be should be the nest >Tr. Bynum and Mr. Mills were also til 'if happy groups. her side of the house there were Each republican member sat 't, downcast. cture Speaker Keed gazed until the i great clock were together. Then ip solemnly, grasped the old ivory ded the desk, and drawled out in "own-east o will bo in order." hurried to their seats. Then blind chaplain raised his hands iivinc aid and supjport. IHI: S-IIXD. ntly at the chaplain and standing n front with his white hair T.. defiantly than ever, and smil- u i as though he had kicked the en- i.-3 into fragments, -was ocr.. Kiigore, of Texas. Across the le Napoleon Mcliinloy, he whose did it." He looked neither to 'nor left, neither did lie smile. His like it had been chiseled in mar- BeMiui, swinging himself nervous- 'ookiug downcast and solemn s Jonathan Kowell, the ouster .mocrats, who met the fate which he sentenced others, i him was the dapper little H. Cabot nppy that he saved his own scalp, al-, LIJ, i of bis conspirators had walked the tefeat; and on the democratic side, 'p teif j front with his arms folded and head TV lib. a smile of contentment about his features, Koswell P l --e man who so successfully conducted w congressional landslide for the inwrn. the man who. in ono bound, has Iwd self in the front rank of astute poli- ce j has always been an able states- Tho should, and perhaps will, be senator from New York. TW" -r the rear of the hall, Nftaic i an immense floral piece 'i- 3 the scales of justice, -was Clifton i of Arkansas, who was un- 3.3- session by a partisan and mratical jujw-iy, bat -who was glonoualy roalected by There he stood ready to be BHHCKISEIDGH SWOBN" IS. amen and Mr. .Bodgers, of he who drove Keed from the chair wcasm and wit last session, was upon announce that Mr. Breckinndgft i 'obeawom in. As tbe Arkansan the aisle upon tbe arm of a col- mighty cheer went up from the To a man they arose and cheered M and cheered. bitter dose for the speaker to have formality of swearing in the 'r-i.Q Arkansas, but be did it with his ty, and then there waa again lond, applause. n J 3SOWST MESSAGE COME3. '2on other members-who succeeded made by death and resignation,   made a passionate appeal to the members to pause before they deposed from his rightful position, as leader of the Irish nation, a states- man, who, by Ins unparalleled services, had earned the gratitude of tho Irish people. He declared that those who, by their voice or vote, induced the sacrifice of a man who had sacrificed 30 much for Ireland, would have to account to the Irish peonle. Mr. Kedmond said that the facts of the divorce were fully known, when Paroell was re-elected leader of the Irish party. This assertion was greeted with cries of "No, no." Mr. Gladstone's letter was withheld. Mr. Kedmond resumed his seat amid great cheering. MB. PAHNELI, SPEAKS. Mr. Parnell, followed Mr. Kedmond. He said in effect: The time has come when I must speak oat against the opposition within our party, which has been created by Mr. Gladstone's letter. Those who are responsible for divisions in the party appear to forget what ia duo to them- selves, to their country and to me. The men whose ability has been most conspicuously ex- ercised against and have to bear their responsibility in all these proceedings. Mr. Healy has been trained in this warfare. Why, I trained him. Who saw his genius? Who telegraphed him in America to come back Who gave him his first chance to enter public life and got him a seat in parliament, prompting, rebuking and restraining him; that Healy is here today to destroy ine is due to myself. But I am glad he is here, even to destroy me, if he understands the meaning and effect of hie proceedings. Mr. Paniell continued to denounce Messrs, Hoaly, Sexton and Barry, and then proceeded: "E have been askod about the conference at Hawarden. I am told there that Mr. Glad- stone's communication, is not to be revealed to any of ray colleagues, because I did not de- nounce his proposals at once. I am accused of deceiving the party. Gladstone told me that none of the proposals were final. The chief proposal of retention of thirty members in subject to revi- sion. Foe me it was a question of drafting a bill. THE GARBCXOTJS OLD NAN. "It was a question of weak judgment on the part of an English politician. It was a ques- tion of dealing with a garrulous old gen- tleman, who monopolized the con versa- tion with me, and as everybody who knows him, knows it is difficult to get in a word edgeways. "Before vou vote on my deposition be sure you are getting value for it. On Saturday were all agreed that we would not have this Gladstone bill. [Cries of 'Hear! and cheers.] Not a man here has said a word in favor of it.' Are you sure you will be able to get anything better? If Healy or McCarthy, or Sexton, sees the way to get any- thing bettor, for God's sake let them say it. I won't stand a moment in their way. Saturday, I made this proposal to McCarthy, A PHOPOSIT1OS. ".Let Gladstone, Harcourt and Morley give him letters declaring that in the event ot tbe return of the liberalo to power, a home rule bill would be proposed by which the control ot the constabulary would bo vested iu an Irish executive, who would bo responsible to an Irish, parliament, empowered to settle the land question. "McCarthy went to Gladstone with these 1 proposals. With the assurance that these concession would bo made, I would retire from public life. Gladstone has replied that he will not hold any communication with me as leader of tbe party." Mr. McCarthy, no. j 3Ir. is perfectly welcome. TIio same proposals were placed before Sir William Teraou Harcourt, who replied that under no circumstances will he give any promise what- ever, now or hereafter, to any Irish party. Be member, Harcoart will be yoar leader when Gladstone dies.' i Mr, our leader. Mr. will not be Morlev. Tou "will not deny thmt this crefct man you icoini; to !put on your necks, has the reversion of the leadership. TbJj woe declared that bis limits to home rule arer in scheme of local government. If Harcourt ever comes into power he will give you local government, with plenty of coercion. [Cries of "Hear, NOT A SINGLE ONE TO EE TRUSTED. I know what Harcourt will do for you, and what Gladstone and-Morley will do. I know there is not a single one of them to be trusted. Unless you, trust yourselves, be to your own selves true; 'and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.' If I am to leave you tonight, I should like to leave you in security. It ia not an unfair thing for me to ask to see you within sight of the promised land, or that I should come with you, having come so far, until you are abso- lutely sure of Ireland, and I can go no further." An enthusiastic outburst of cheering followed Mr. Parnell'a remarks. Mr. McCarthy followed Parnell. He ex- plained how he went to Gladstone on Satur- day to reopen negotiations, although he was unwilling to undertake the mission, believing it would do no good. He thought the party ought to settle its quarrels among themselves without reference to English statesmen. Gladstone told him that he regretted the dis- organization of the Irish party, but could not regard him as representing the party and therefore could not treat with him. He would offer no suggestion nor would he sign any document or give any message to be conveyed to the party. .Mr. did not want any document, only your word, if Gladstone accepted. Mr. McCarthy, continuing, said Mr. Glad- stone informed him that he could not any document with any certainty that it might not be printed by some others concerned. He (McCarthy) alao saw Harcourt, wbo did not say be would not make any promise of any kind to any Irish member, but simply said that iu view of the disclosures made- in the mani- festo, lie would not give anybody, verbally or in writing, assurances which were to be brought to the notice of Mr. Parnell. As to general question of Mr. Parnell retiring, Mr. McCarthy said Mr. Par- nell'a leading error had been his keeping private until now the Hawarden convention. Mr. am perfectly willing to admit the blame, but I am glad that I have told all now before the full xntachief been done. At G o'clock an adjournment was taken for one hour. A MOTION FOR HIS RETIREMENT. A motion for tho retirement of Mr. Parnell was made by John Barry, member from South Wexford, who aided the late Isaac Butt in founding the home rale confederation of Great Britain in 1872. Joseph Nolan, member from North Lonth, submitted an amendment to the effect that the question of retirement of Mr. Parnell should bo postponed till the members had personally ascertained the views of their con- stituents; that the party then meet in Dublin and decide the matter. THE MKETING ADJOURNS. Mr. Parnell ruled "but of order any reference to his conduct in tho O'Shea case, and this brought him into frequent collisions with dif- ferent speakers, especially Healy, with whom Parnell exchanged hot words Mr. Parnell displayed great passion through- out. At o'clock the meeting adjourned till noon tomorrow, TELEGRAMS FROM FRIENDS. Telecrams were received from Harrington, Pierce, Mahone and of whom support Patnell. T. P. Gill, one of tbe delegates now m America, sent a cable dispatch expressing his personal grief at the action his conscience forced him to take toward a leader whom be loved and to defend whom he would give up hia life. "I would gladly follow him to says Mr. Gill, "but I cannot follow him to what seems to me to be dishonor." He concludes with a request that the dis- patch be read 10 Mr. Parnell. Mr. Parnell put the motion to adjourn, and declared it was carried without calling for tlie negative vote. The wrangle between Parnell, Healy and others was resumed and continued for some time, but finally, through the ex- haustion of the members, adjournment was agreed to. The Telegraph calls tbe meeting a full-dress rehearsal of an Irish parliament, which it showed it to bo more than Saxon, fancy ever painted it. and says: The display of eloquence was impassioned and profuse. The confusions on collisions on ques- tions of procedure wero Interminable and mex- trloable, antl progress of business was imper- ceptible. The unconscious bumor of the whole affair was indescribable. The Times says it thinks that Parnell is the best nucleus of a new party, and that he still retains a powerful and useful following. It adds that the point of yesterday's meeting was the wholesale rejection of Gladstone's proposals. After adjournment Parnell's friends ex- pressed themselves as being more confident of success than earlier in the day. The Standard says: Even those who lintl little to attract and much to repdl In the character of Farnell cannot with- hold tfceir admiration for the extraoadinary dis- play of cour.igo and tho rebources with which he foucht for supremacy. It would he nard to find a parallel for it in the annals ot parliament. Over a conclave crowded with fooe be presided with a calmness and an air of Indisputable authority which kept the boldest in check. Hia defense was a masterpiece of art. A cabinet council has been called for today. A DEMONSTRATION AT CORK. CORK, December the fact that Jtr. ParneU did not arrive in tbis city this nioruing, the crowd which assembled at the railway station to welcome him in ihe event of his coming, was enthusiastic in their demonstra- tions in his favor. The mayor of Cork and Mr. Patrick O'Shea, an ex-member of the house of commons for West Donegal, ad- dressed tbe assemblage outside the station. They declared that the demonstration was the largest Cork had seen for years. It indicates that Mr. Parnell had the pulse oi his constituents In his and that they would have no other leader. The speakers said they regretted that before some of the colleagues of Paraell had repulsed him they had not consulted the views of their constituents. The names of Gladstone and Morley, when mentioned by the speakers, were greeted with hisses. Later in the day copies of the cable dispatch sent Dy Dillon and O'Brien and Gill, who are now m the United States, advising the retire- ment of Parnoll, were posted in various con- spicuous places about the city. They wen eagerly read, and the unfavorable opinion o; such prominent men in the party appears to be causing reaction among Parnell'a constitu- ents in favor of retirement. INSTIGATED PBK27SYZ.3r ASIA. BEN'S DRIVEL ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS. HE WANTS THE FORCE BILL So that Federal Returning Boards May Rule. IN FflVOR OF THE M'KIEEY BILL And Fighting Awfully Shy of the Silver Question. TIRESOME, TEDIOUS AND FLAT Dec. vraa a plain, simple, wishy washy statement of !act that every one already knew. That's all there is to it." This was the opinion of every one who read, or heard read, President Harrison's annual message sent to congress today. There ia nothing new in it; nothing unexpected. says the McKinley tariff bill should not IB tampered with. It is all right, ho says, and the people will find it oat later. He Tree coinage of silver would bea mistake. Ha tavors steamship subsidies, and he wants an international copy-right law. The meat of the message, the only thing containing a phase oC novelty, is the iatter portion in which he advocates the passage of a national election [orce Dill. He does not mention in distinct terms tho bill passed by the house last session, and now- pending in the senate, but he repeats the recommendations of his last message, that the country wants and needs an election law that will take out of the hands of state authorities the certification of the election of mem- bers of congress. He wants federal returning boards to do the work. In other words, practically advises the senate to go to work at once and make the force bill a law, basing his advice upon the intimation that the south ia disloyal, and in it there are no fair elections. And thus ends the long, tiresome, weak, common-place document, a disappointment to his party and a subject of laughter to the dem- ocrats. Here it is in full: To tho Senate and House of Representatives: The reports of the several executive departments vihicU will be laid before congress, In the course, will exhibit In detail the operations of tho eoverninent for the last fiscal yoar. Only the mure important Incidents and results and chiefly such as may ue the foundation of the recommend- ations I shin submit, will be referred to In this annual message. The vast and increasing busi- ness of the government has been transacted by tho several departments during the year inni faithfulness, energy and succebS, without reveal- ing so far as I can ascertain, a single case of deialcattou or embezzlement. An earnest eijort has been mada to stimulate a sense of reupon-lbHity and public duty In all officers and employes ot every grade, and tho work done bv ttiom has almost waollyCBcaped un- favorable criticism. 1 BlieAk. of these matters with freedom because the credit of thin good work is not mine, but Is shared by the heads ol the seve- ral dep.rtmentB with the (.Teat bddy of falthlal officers and employes who work under them. Tho closest scrutiny 9! congress iuvitcd to all the methods of administration and to every Item oi expenditure. INTEEKATIOSAL CONrEREXCES. The friendly relations of our country with the nations of Europe and of the east have been un- disturbed, while the ties of good will and common, interest that bind us to the states of tlie western hemisphere have been notably strengthened by the conference held in this capital to consider measures for the, general wellarc Pursuant ta Influential epoch m the history of the western heit ilPn1oecc3worth.v that Brazil, Invited while under an imperial form of government, shared, as a rcDUbhc In the deliberations and re- sults of the conference. 'Ihe recommendations of this conference were all transmitted to congress at the labt betslon. The international marine conference, which met at Washington last winter, reached a very Sifymg result. The regulations sUEgestod have been brought to the attention of all the gov- ernments represented, and their creneral adoption ly expected. The le floonL became evident that measure proposed would tax the resources of tba Congo basin be- vond the revenues available under tho actof Berlin of 1884. The United States not being ?3artvto that act could not share in its revision, Imt; bv a separate act tbe independent state of the Coniru irom the restrictions upon a customs revenue. Tho demoralization and de- structive traffic In ardent among tribes also claimed tho earnest attention of the conference and the delegates of the United States were foremost m advocatine measures lar its accord was and the independent state of the Congo. EECOO.MTIO.X OF ZUAZII.. Toward the end of tbe past year the only Inde- pendent monarchical government on the western contlnent-that of lir-Mil-ceased to exist and wao succeeded by repuUic. Diplomatic relations were at once established with tUe new govern- ment but itwaiiiot completely recomued until an Six Thousand Alabama JlZinerfi Go Oat On a Strike. Ala., December The strike OE tlie coal miners of Alabama went into effect today, but all the men did not go oat as expected. Of the free miners in tlie state itis estimated are out. The only senbational feature of the strike is a report that it was brought about by the efforts ol Pennsylvania iron manufacturers who want to cause a of the furnaces in the district, and it is claimed these iron men have promised the miuers strong financial support in the event of a prolonged strike, and a number of tho mine operators here are going to fill the places ot tho sinkers with negroes, and they expect to immediately operate their entirely with negro labor. What the outcome of the strike will be it is impossible to say, bnt a number of furnaces will shut down and probably all in tbe district. Politics in Americas, AMEEICUS, Ga. Decemcer The mass meeting called loday, to order a primary for municipal officers, deferred that work until another meeliiiK. to be on Wednesday night A fuller eipresuon ol opinions was wanted. of tHo nrm-iilonal government, h is bnira Leen SonlnnA in tiie ny tnc assembly, and diplomatic duly of One'rul j-arr-rt'ia on board tfce Pacific mail steamer Acaim'w anchored in transit in the port of Sen tie do- manded careful Inquiry. I-ulcd in j, revo- lutionary attempt to Snvade G.i-itcman from Jlcsicjii territory. General toeffecc icixurey .irst thebceamcrtom fced- a Tae vte "pl r with H't rniteu-tot-- 1i s t'te   

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