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Salem Daily News, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1890, Salem, Ohio HE SALEM DAILY NEWS. fO-29. SALEM. OHIO, TUESDAY, .FEBRUARY 4. 1890. of the iccL emale Servant og Furnace. om a Second- Dies Soon I. VThlch fol Form to Tracy, hi8 youngest a French maid, Tracy's f, now lie dead. suffering from f smoke. Mrs. aughter, is in a suffering from soreness. Miss sen years of age, d-daughter, prostration and lock yesterday are seen issuing i roof of Mr. jnce, No. 1634 I od had not yet und was still, ot a sound was igof the flames, fire they came e top floor, e mansion was rvants emerged Figures robed at the windows. rapidly and al- lent responded was enveloped ved. icy occupied the nd story. Mrs. first awakened ke. Mr. Tracy cious and Mrs. rtion attempted rag the inanim- jody of her hus- l to the window. his she partially c e e d e d. Half d and blinded :he smoke, she icd the window, just as the fire- were putting ladder to rescue she leaped to sidewalk. Her f w as picked up" .severe internal leg. She was louse and with- ness died within lich would have had she waited ifore leaping to jlaced under the ands lifted the through it and alk. The Sec- ;ht to be dead, at a small spark e was removed Bancroft Davis, tary's daughter, front room and rribie to behold DC seen at the t flickered in be- >ke and flame tier hands in the er face uplifted fell to the ground. Miss Mary Tracy, who was burned to death, it is aid could also have saved herself if, her trength had held out a few minutes onger. She fell in the hallway of the aecond-story a few yards from the bath oom, which, if she had reached and lofted the door, would have Insured her against the fire and smoke until assist- >nca could bare reached her. Chief Parris, of the fire department, me of first to enter the house, re- ates his experience aa follows: "I paid 10 attention to the fire when I heard here were people in the house. I felt way through the smoke to the second floor and found'a man in bed in a room, tried to pick him up, but he was too heavy. I managed to drag him into a a back room where there air and then I broke the window out and called to a man who was in the alley, to un up a ladder. Then they took the man out, and It proved to' be the Secre- ary. I could not move him any further, Tor I was exhausted and full up to the neck with smoke. Then I went back nto the smoke and fire again and found young Mary Tracy, and as I caught hold of her wrists to lift her up the flesh came off her burning hands. got her out. but she was dead. That exhausted me; I could do no more." Mrs. Tracy was in the sixtieth year of her age. General Tracy, who was born ,nd brought up in Owpgo, N. Y., mar- ried Miss Catlin in ISol. They resided n Owego until 1SG5, vrhen they moved ;o Brooklyn, whore their home has since Deen. Three children blessed their union. Two are daughters and the other a son. Mrs. Emma L. Wilmerding, the eldest daughter, is a widow with one child. Mrs. WilmivJlng has resided with her father's family since her bus- sand's death and went with them to Washington. Frank LI. Tracy, the only son. is thirty years old and unmarried. Se now lives at home, and only spends .n Washington what time he can spare from his father's business. Miss Mary Tracy, the unmarried daughter, one of ;he victims of the disastar. was like her mother in appearance. She was very amiable and had hosts of friends who will be horrified to learn of her dreadful fate. slo-.vlv ilk to the floo: I again by her maid. n.n ad French r in her charred and re found. Mrs. Married dafljrb- Alice. 43. notice that and others would Against tbc V-ry. Th" rote llie With the AMtaaod DEMOCRATIC ADDRESS by MUoritr Which Una Tallla Ottt of Sympathy Cabinet OttcUtU. WASHINGTON, Feb. chaplain of the House in his opening prayer Monday, alluded In pathetic language to the afflictions in the families of Sec- retaries Blaine and Tracy. Then the Ight in the House began anew. When the clerk finished reading the jour- nal, Mr. McKinley moved that the jour- nal be approved. Mr. O'Ferrall, of Vir- ginia, interposed before the motion WM jut to the House, and asked to have a correction made in the journal. He said that on Saturday, when he sent some printed matter to the desk to be the Speaker had decided that under the rules then in force, its reading was notf in order. Mr. O'Ferrall's request that this decision be inserted in the journal was granted. Mr. McKinley's motion to approve the journal was then stated, and on it Mr. Carlisle demanded the yeas and nays. Several Democrats started to speak, and this called forth from Mr. McKinley a statement that if there was to be any debate he would demand the previous question. There seemed to be some dif- ference of opinion among the Demo- crats about pressing this point, but fin- ally the yeas and nays were ordered on the previous question and resulted yeas 154. nays none. The Speaker counted in the names of a dozen Democrats present not voting and declared the previous question or- dered. The journal was declared ap- proved by a vote of 153 to none, the Speaker declaring a quorum present. The Smith-Jackson election case was then resumed. Mr. Bynum moved to adjourn, which was rejected, yeas 120, nays 157. Mr. Crisp raised the question of con- sideration. The Speaker declined to en- tertain it; Mr. Crisp appealed from, this decision, and the Speaker declined to ea- tertain the appeal. Mr. O'Ferrall was recognized and resumed his argument in the contested election case in support of the minority report. Mr. O'Ferrall made reference to the state of affairs 'existing in the House. He did not believe, he said, that the time had yet come when, the American people would tolerate autocratic power, whether wielded by the President of the United 'States or the Speaker of the Huase of Representatives, or when the people would submit all their interests to the hands of one man whose eye di- rected the journal; whose will controlled legislation and whose gavel made supposed K> be a and dumb, when it was the sweet will of one man that he Should not be heard. Mr. Greenhalgh, of Massachusetts, said that if the voice of the people was the voice of God, then the voice of God gave to the contestant from the Fourth district of West Virginia his seat in the House. Mr. Wilson, of West Virginia, made a good humored speech in criticism of the recent rulings of Speaker Reed which elecltcd laughter and applause at times from both political friends and oppo- nents and the Speaker himself could not repress an occasional smile. The House votedlGG to Otoseat Smith, who was sworn in and the House then adjourned. SENATE- Immediately the reading of the journal Mr. Cameron feelingly an- nounced the recent afflictions in the families of the Secretary of State and the Sftcrctarr of the Xary and moved an adjournment, -which was unanimously agreed to. and the Senate at once ad- journed. _______________ A COMPLETE WKECK. S Staves Tfm Ktlletf PreUcht Train tfce Ohio. Indiana To the People of the Country Why the Minority In Have For- Policy of WASHINGTON, Feb. to the country, explaining the position of the Democratic members of the Houae, has been prepared by ex-Speaker Car- Lisle and will be signed by all of the mi- nority members to-day. The address "The present situation in the House of Representatives is ao anomalous, and the unprecedented decisions of the Speaker are ao full of danger to future legislation, that we consider it our duty to submit a brief statement of the facts In older that the propriety of the course we hare taken may be fairly de- termined. "The House met and organized by the lection of a Speaker and other officers. On the same day the Speaker was author- ized to appoint a Committee on Rules, and the rules of the last preceding House were referred to that committee. The committee, consisting of tne Speaker himself and four other mem- bars, was appointed on December 5. On the 9th it made a report authorizing the Speaker to appoint all the other com- mittees and defining their jurisdiction. The Committee on Elections, to which was referred all cases involving the rights of members to their, seats, -was appointed December 9. "Although nearly two months have elapsed since the Committee on Rules was appointed, it has made no report upon the matters referred to it, except the partial one made on December 9, and consequently the House has been compelled to conduct its business with- out any rule or system, except the gen- eral parliamentary law, as construed by the Speaker. "On January 29 the Committee on Elections called up a contested election case and the Democratic members de- termined that in the absence 'of ruleo it should not be considered if they could prevent it by any proper parliamentary proceedings. Accordingly they raised the question of consideration, demanded the yeas and nays and on the call of the roll refrained from voting. The result was that less than a constitutional quo- rum voted, but the Speaker, in violation of the uniform practice of the House for more than a century, proceeded to count members who were present, but not vot- ing, and declared that the House had decided to take the case up. From this decision an appeal was taken, and on a motion to lay this appeal on the table the yeas and nays were taken and lesa than a quorum voted, but the Speaker again counted members not voting and decided that the motion was agreed to and his ruling thereby sustained. "The Constitution provides that a ma- jority of each house shall constitute a to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to dey and may be authorised to compel the at- tendance of absent members in such manner and under such penalties as each House may provide. Another clause o: the Constitution requires each house-to keep a journal of its proceedings and provides that, when one-fifth of the mem bers present desire it, tb'b yeas and nays Shall be taken on any question and en tered on the journal. Since the bogin ning of the Government under the Con stitution, more than a hundred years ago, the House of Representatives and the Senate have uniformly con strued the first clause of the Constitution quoted above to mean that a majority o all of the members elect must be presen and actually participate in the transac- tion of business and that whenever, upon a call of the yeas and nays it aV- the journal, which is tho only official record, that less than Tie constitutional quorum has voted on any proposition, the vote was a nullity and no further business could be done until the requifite number appeared and vo- ted. Every presiding officer in the Sen- ate and Speaker of the House ex- cept the present one. has held that when loss than a quorum Toted on a call of the yeas ana nays, no matter how many might be actually present, it was hfs duty to notice of the fact and do- ciafo that the pending bill or motion bad not passed. 111.. Feb. 4. A freight train on tbv Ob5o. Indiana A Western rail- read. of twenty box and a left for the east aijrhv. and Iwforc it. had jfot out ot ty Jt and track the Thr, had hardly Late Happeninfrs Among Citizens of Ohio. BALLOT-BOX CONTRACT. to VCSEVAKD UAVKX. Mass.. James a rcsideatof Squibllwcket. haring a ocwin steamer under a distance off side of Martha's Vineyard all day Sunday. She was blow- ing for aiKSstanoe and eridcatlT diwablHL The fishing rr Ivdwia IL wf at aid Sunday. which la of of a 'ojr. It v--p- tbe vaatod tbe of iption of the WASHINGTON, Feb. select com- mittee of the House to investigate what a known as the Ohio ballot-box forgery, resumed its hearing Monday, after a re- cess of two weeks. General Grosvenor made a statement in which he said that great deal of unnecessary and unjust criticism had been published concerning tho committee anfr-fcitnself. The Com- mercial-Gazette, whose owner was one of the principal persons in the investi- gation, had published severe criticisms on the .committee, and had charged that Grosvenor was derelict in his duty in not cross-examining certain witnesses. General Grosvenor said he was not a prosecuting attorney. He was simply iefending his clients. His clients were being constantly confronted by the as- sertion that they were concerned in some other ballot-box contract. He knew nothing of such a contract. Representative Bu tterwortli appeared before the committee and stated that, speaking for all the gentlemen whose names appeared on the forged document, be denied the statements being con- stantly printed that these gentlemen were not desirous of having a full and complete investigation. Representative Whiting, of whose name appeared on the forged ballot-box contract, was sworn and tes- tified that the signature had Tiot been placed on the paper by him. Whiting said that Mr. AValters, who had been employed by him, and who secured the autographs of members of Congress for Wood, had no wrong connection with the latter's doings. The witness had no knowledge at any ballot-box contract. The next witness was Governor Camp- bell. He was shown the forged ballot- box contract and stated that he had never seen it before. He had never signed his name like the signature on. the paper. Governor Campbell denied any knowledge of the ballot-box con- tract. He had introduced the ballot-box bill as a favor to T. C. Campbell. witness told all be knew of the ballot- box matter. Some throe years ago he had seen a patent ballot-box in the office of T. C. Campbell. The box was manip- ulated by R. G. Wood. Some time after, Mr. Campbell brought one of these pat- ent boxes to Washington to exhibit to the Committee on Elections. It was at this time that the witness agreed to in- troduce the bill. His attention was first brought to his alleged connect! with the ballot-box matter by the publication in the Commercial-Gazette. Adjourned. FROM THE STATJTkoUSE. Proceedings In the State and Honge ol Representatives. Feb. Senate met at four p m the attendance, especially on the Republidan side, being very small. Mr Richards moved to amend the journal of Friday so as to make 11 appear that Mr. Kerr had offered a proles' against the conduct of the Marquls-Lampson case and against the rulings of the chair. The motion was Mr. Wuson offered a funny resolution In regard to the charges againstRepre sentatlvc Egjrerman. In to taking money from Hon. John H. Thomas, which vfent under a notice to discuss. A message was re celved from the Governor notifying the Senate that he appointed W. "W. Pennell. of Brown Coucly, a trustee of the Girls' Industrial Homo at Delaware. The Senate then adjourned. the House assembled the firs order of business -was the introduction of bills and the following were presented: To am-jnt Section 51SO so as to provide that Issnes of law must be tried by the court, unless referred as heretofore provided, and issues of fact arising In action for money only, or specified real or personal property, shall be tried by the court nniess a jurv be demanded or a reference be or dered. and where a reference Is not so ordcrei aud a jury is demanded, said Issue of fact shril be treated br a jury: to authorize the comrois sioners of County to build a bridgs across the rirorat Zancsville: to abolish the Board of Pardons and re-enact the old law; Section to flx the election in civil townships, school section 1G. oa tfce flm Monday of Mar. instead of April plemetitinK Section (wH by providing that an insolvent debtor his gfcsee or may pmprrty in cnobmc'tl the -wife
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