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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia VOL. XXL ATLANTA, '.43MU PAGES. PRICE FIVE CEKTS.____JJ t I FREE SILVER HOLDS ITS OWN. REED'S DEFER! IN THE HOUSE "When He Attempted to Insert a Falsehood In the Journal. MILLS MEETS HIM BOLDLY. And Turns Him Down Votes. With W.VSHIN-OTON-, Juno poor the moon-faced has at lust been called down. TUo ileiiH'crats took his scalp in a most ar- tistic manner today, and tonight tue big man from Maine lies buried beneath the cold, cold Like all men who have had a great deal of Topf, lU-L-vl has hung himself with his own rope of rules. TKK FALSK EKTRY IN THK JOCJSNAL. Without piving "tho house any notice, tho tyrannical speaker quietly and privately ri'fpvrfl the senate free coinage amendment to the labor bill to the committee on coinage, Tvhore ho intended that it should die. buried in a hole until ho could whip his men into lino ajramst free coinage. THK FORGERY DKSCF-IBKD. When the journal was read this morning Hffii's option was discovered, and Mr. Hills imim-'Untely moved to strike out that portion in rt-jjard to the reference to the bill, from the journal. This meant to place the bill on tho speakers table, to be acted upon by the house. Mr. McKiiiley moved that the journal be approved, but his motion, was voted down by a solid front of democrats and a few republi- cans. Tho vote stood 100 to 117, and Heed was defeated on the first turn. THK SECOND ROUND. tho question being on Mills's motion to strict' nut, debate was in order. There was throe hours' debate, in which Judge Crisp made the leaning speech, showing that Rood, in a recent decision on public building hills liad ruled that the house bad the right to ac on a house bill amended by the senate, with- out reference to a committee. After a number Of roll calls on dilatory motions made by tho Mills's motion was adopted by a vote of 121 to 117, the house, by this action, repudiating Reed. THE THIRD TRIAL. Then McKinley moved to reconsider, a; another of Reed's lieutenants moved to ad journ. The motion to adjourn was lost by a vote of 110 to 120. A number of western re- 1 jmbr'caiis voted throughout with the demo- crats, and, although Reed tried by every mean TO whip thorn into line, they refused to be bull dozed. McKinley'3 motion to reconsider th vote 011 Mills' resolution was lost, by a vote o 121 to 114. THE DEMOCRATS MAON AXIMOTTS. Then, as the democrata, with the aid of dozen republicans, had" completely defeated Heed, Mr. Mills offered to withdraw a pream- ble to his resolution which censured Rood se- verely. The democrats didn't want to hit him he 'was down. McKinley, however, ob- jected. Then tho democrats voted for it, but the vote was a strictly party one and the pre- amble was defeated. However, the day was a great democratic Victory. TWO-FACED WOEK. Reed became so much discouraged at being deserted by his own party that he sent over to the senate for Ingalls, who, after voting for ireo coinage in the senate, lobied against it in the house. The reason he gave was that Heed promised that if he was sustained he would allow a vote in a few days on free coinage, but the combined power of Reed, Iiigalls, McKinley and all the other party leaders did JDOgOod. FRF.K COINAGE MUST COME. A large majority of the house wants free coinage, and they are going to have it, even if "Reed has to be sacrificed. Thifc Heed's first defeat, but it was a Imimhating one, and the big man feels it deeply. It is not known exactly what will bo done tomorrow. Some of tho democrats want to vote on a resolution placing the silver bill before the house for action, while others think that it would be best, as they are now on top, to wait a few days. The silver bill is .now on the speaker's table, awaiting tho action of the house. WHAT KJ5ED MAY TRY TO DO. It is probable that Heed will have the com- mittee on rules bring in a resolution in the morning, referring the bill to the committee from which the house took it today, or some ether kind of resolution, calculated to stave a vote. If, however, tho democrats and republicans determine to pass the free bill, tomorrow will be another very interesting day. Tlio Proceedings in Detail. The journal having been read, Mr. Mills, of Texa-, objected to its approval on the ground the clerk had not read it in full. The jjieaker suggested that the- clerk had only omitted to read such'' portions as it is not to read, but ho directed the fall reading of the journal. The c'.erk proceeding, read that portion ol the journal which disclosed' the reference of tbe bill to tho committee on coinage, "weights and measures. During the reading, Messrs. Mills and McKinley remained stand- lug, anxious to claim recognition. The latter was and he moved that the journal le approved. Upon this ho demanded the previous question, despite -Mr. Mills's protest that he was entitled to recognition to move to correct the journal. Mr. Springer a question of order, raised the point that the journal contained the' record of something which liad never hap- pened, and which should not be in tho journal.' ._. The speaker replied that that was for the house to decide and directed the clerk to call the roll. SPEINGEK'S PBOPKECT. The clerk proceeded with this dutyr white :J-_ Sir. Springer, amid the applause, of Ms party' olleagues, entered his vigorous protest, ,atlr ressaug the speaker and saying-: can ig- ore the rights-of the representatives ot the eoplo, but tbe people will pull you down-, t the polls next Nbvember.and your .party; with ou." But the speaker tt-as unpertubable and .the oil call continued. J The previous question -was' ms 106; nays 117. The following republicans voted -with the lomocratsin tlie negative: Messrs. Barton, of Iowa, ow and Townsend, of Colorado. When tho loud democratic applausj ceased, ilr. Mills 'was recognized by the speaker. He offered a resolution, reciting that the order of reference made by the speaker referring the liver bill to the committee on coinage, weights and measures was incorrect under the rules of he house, and was made without authority under the rules, and resolving that the journal >e corrected by striking therefrom this entry. CANNON SHOOTS OFF HIS MOUTH. Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, raised a point of or- der against tho resolution. It proposed to strike out the entry in the journal which rec- orded a question of fact. It was not hi order, for the reason that if adopted it would have he effect of changing the reference of a bill, with senate amendments, otherwise than was provided by the rules of the house. He pro- ceeded to argue that the senate amondmonts would require to bo considered in committoeof the whole. That being so, it was the duty of the speaker to rofor it to the committee on coinage, weights and measures. The resolu- tion sought to change something that was in the journal which recorded the reference of the bill- to the committee on coinage, weights antl measures under tbe rules. MK. MILLS TO THE FRONT. Mr. Mills eharacterJ7es Mr. Cannon's posi- tion as the holdo-st, most reckless and absurd position he had over heard maintained in a leg- islative body. It only showed that a bright, ell-stoweil, woU-kiiseiplined mind, might bo- come beclouded by starting out in error and continuing that course. "Vice is a monster of Fiu-h frightful me in, TIjat to be hated uectls but to ue seen, But seen too familiar with Its face, Wo first admire then pity j then embrace." [Laughter.] The gentleman and his party had started out at the beginning of the session by asserting be- fore the country, by a code of rules, that one man or "a triumcirate could control the action of the representatives of Ui.OGO.OOQ people. Under the constitution the journal was to be kept by the house, not by the speaker or his clerks. He was the gentle- man was pursuing his the speaker had not told him, as he had the other gentleman from Illinois (Mr. that this a question for the house to determine. Mr. Peters, oi Kansas, though declaring him- self a, free-coinage man, sustained the speaker's action, contending that under the rules it was the speaker's duty to refer tho bill as he had done. CKISP DOWNS BUTTKIVWORTH. Mr. Crisp submitted an argument to show that under the rules ilie speaker had not tho power to refer the bill as he hud done. In tho course of his remarks he referred to the decision mafle by the speaker in regard to the Washington post-office, bill, which he held was totally at variance with the present de- cision. Mr. Butterworth controverted the construc- tion put upon the decision by Mr. Crisp, aud said that it he had so construed tho speaker's decision ho would, have voted to overrule it. Mr. Crisp suggested that it the gentleman done that it would have been the Jirst tiino he had ever voted to overrule the chair. Mr. Butterworth the chair was always right. Mr. disclaiming any courtesy in so -drew a simile between the gentleman s remark and the remark of tho Hindoo when he approached his hideous god "I know that he is ugly, but I feel that he is great." This sally gave rise to hearty laughter, in hich the speaker joined, though in. a moment ho rose and Haiti, dryly: :Tlie chair hopes that- personal matters will not bo introduced into this discussion." [Laughter.] SFUINGKR FOR THE PEOPLE. Mr. Springer contended for the right of the house to revise its journal and make it show what the majority of the house decided that it should show. The purpose of referring the bill to the committee on coinage, weights and measures was to prevent the house from voting on the question of concurrence in the senate amendments. Rules it was claimed, were intended to allow the majority to dp bus- iness and produce results, were now prostituted to tho base purpose of gagging the majority of the house. Mr. Bland held that there was no other course open but to strike the erroneous refer- ence of tho bill from the journal. That would place the bill on. the speaker'a table again and allow the house to get at it. Mr. Butterworth said that the time had not come when the republican party was willing to abdicate its control over the business of the house. The question would bo put next fall not in time to affect this question. Mr. McMillin of Tennessee But it will be in time for this question to affect it. [Demo- cratic applause.] Mr. Butterworth held that the real question before the house was whether or not the cohered tbe question, and tbat treat the bill as lie would treat: any other: measure. -not Di- rected to make any change in regard; to reference. The house must mind, thip was not a question of politics or currettcyw It was a question of parliamentary law, and on the decision of the .house depended, the carrying out of tlie system, of rules the, houae had adopted. IfnotsatisSc'd- with the directed ,by tlie speaker, under present system of rules, the house could change the reference. Did this bill contain provisions which, under the rules, ought to be considered in-committee of the whole? There was pro- vision, in the original house bill by which car- tain'Tjullion was to be purchased and-certifi- cates issued thereon. The senate amendment was an amendment for free coinage, and for this an appropriation was made. It anything was clear in parliamentary. law, it was that1 this bill was one of'ihose which would be prop-, erly considered in committee of the whole, and this being so, it was the ob- vioue duty of the chair to refer it in the same manner in which hundreds and bills had been referred during the present session. The point of order raised by the gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Cannon) put the chair in an embarrassing position, be- cause tho proposed action of the house was a declaration that an error had boon made in parliamentary law. It was proposed to erase from the journal a question of fact. "While the chair might have some doubt about the point of order, he felt that it was a question the house ought to determine. He would, therefore, overrule the point of order and submit the question to the house. THE DKMOCUATS WIN. Mr. Cannon moved to table Sir. Mills's reso- lution. On a standing vote this was to 110. Messrs. Morrow, of California; Bartine, of Nevada, and Townsend, of Colorado, voted with the democrats. They stood in littlo groups on the extreme western side of the hall, and were overlooked by tho speaker in his lirst count, but Mr. Morrow called attention to the omission and it was rectified. The motion to table 118; nays, 123. The question then recurred on Mr. Mills's resolution and it was agreed 121; nays 117. At tlie conclusion of roll call, tho vote stood: Yeas nays 117. A change of one vote would ho necessary to defeat the resolution by a tie vote, and that change was made by Mr. Funston, of Kansas, amid the derisive jeers of democrats. This loft tho vote, yeas, 118; nays, US. TWO WELCOME VOTES. But the change proved unavailing. Mr. Abbott, of Texas, and Bullock, of Florida, (whoso names were not recorded) stated that they had voted in the affirmative, and the speaker accepting their statements, the vote stood: Yens nays 118. Then Mr. McKiuley arose amid democratic laughter, changed his vote to the affirmative, and the vote was finally nays, 117. Mr. McKinley was then recognized to move a reconsideration and also to move an adjourn- ment, Mr. Mills managing to sandwitch in a- motion to lay the motion to reconsider on table. On the motion to lay Mr. Mills's resolution on the table, the following republicans voted with tho democrats in the negative: Messrs. Bartine, Carter, PcHaven, Ewart, Kolley, Morrow, and Townsend, of Colorado. On tlie resolution itself Mr. Ewart did vote. The other gentlemen mentioned voted with the democrats in the affirmative. Mr. McKinley also voted in the affirmative, but only for tho purpose of moving a reconsid- eration. ADJOURNMENT DEFEATED. The motion to adjourn was 119, nays, 120. The vote recurring on Mr. Mill's motion to table tho motion to reconsider it, was agreed 121, nays, 114. Mr. Mills then moved the approval of the journal as amended, asking to withdraw the preamble, which recites that the order of ref- erence made by the speaker, referring the sil- ver bill to the committee on coinage, weights and measures, was incorrect under the rules of the house, and done-without authority under said rules. IS G01M TOMEETUlMGaTON, flHD FUN Ml BE EXPECTED. The National Election Bffl Pre- sented. ITS, TERMS OFFIC1ELY SJflTED Cabot Lodge Confident That it Will Pass. June Stewart wrote a letter to Colonel Livingston yesterday, announcing that he would he ready in a few days, to go to Georgia, and meet the alliance chief on the stump. Judge Stewart requests that Colonel Liv- ingston appoint three friends to meet three of bis friends In Atlanta, on "Wednesday next, and I'or this committee to arrange the time and place for a joint debate. The judge will pair with some republican, who also desires to go home to look after bis fences. THK HISSING VOICF. OF MR. LODGE. Mr. Lodge, of Massachusetts, the author of the federal ejection law bill, said he felt very Ms bill would pass tho senate. "It is certain to pass tho house next he said, "and I have assurance that the senate will change its rules and pass tho bill, not- withstanding democratic opposition. Yes, the THE PAY IN ;TKE SENATE- Qnay's Resolution Protecting Pages -the Senate. Jane the senate, Mr. Quay's resolution, offered yesterday, forbid- ding the sergeanfr-at-arms to remove any of bis subordinates before the July without consent of the senate "was taken np. Mr. Cameron offered 'a substitute for it, di- recting the employment of an additional page (lor the present session) of George H. Mann, an employe whose removal was tbe cause of Mr. Quay's resolution being offered. Both resolutions were referred to the com- mittee on contingent expenses. After a short discussion, in which Sir. Sher- man spoke of Mr, Quay's resolution as "slap- ping a nmu in the face just as he was leaving his and said that the employe had been removed because he had passed the limit for a page, aud because of the "urgent request of a senator who had the right to claim something" at the hands of the sergeaut-at- arjns for another very worthy jversou. The senate then resumed consideration of the legislative, executive aud judicial appro- priation bill. In tlie course of consideration 0f the bill, several omissions or defects Laving been no- ticed Mr. Cockreli said that the recent reported interview with Speaker lleed, in which the speaker Is represented as having "thanked heaven that the house is not a de- liberative body." might account for the shape in which this and other bills came to the sen- ate. In the same connection, he recalled a one of the house clerks a message from the'houae had announced, some weeks ago, the passage of certain bills by the speaker. All amendments of the committee on ap- priations having been disposed of, the bill was open to general amendment. Mr. J'addock moved to increase tho salary of the commissioner of the general land ofiice from to and of assistant com- missioner from S3.000 to Mr. Allison, the vice-president being in the chair, renewed tlie point of order wliicb he had made when the aoieiioment was offered and when Mr. Platt was in the chair, and which was then the salary was fixed THE MINERS ALIVE AND THROWING PICKS. THE SOUNDS FROM THE INSIDE As They Dig Their Way to Open THE Air. JOYFUL NEWS SPREflD. Thousands of People Flock to the Mine. speaker had referred the bill to the committee that it waa or was not properly referred. Mr. Springer argued that the silver bill was not properly under the rules, before the house yesterday, because business on tho speaker's table had not been reached. The debate ran along on these lines for some farther time, participated in by Messrs. Mills, Butterworth, Springer, Anderson of Kansas, Conger, Crisp, Williams of Illinois, Cannon, Payson, Burrows and Breckinridge, of Ken- tucky. THIS SPKAKEK'S DECISIOJT. The speaker, in rendering his decision, said that he desired the members of the house to divest themselves of the idea that any unusual procedure had taken place in connection -vrith this bill. The reference of hills this kind and in this way, hail been of daily occurrence since the adoption of the present rales. The chair desired also, that the house should know that this particular transaction did not take place in B comer. In the regular course of business, the jour- nal clerk had informed tho speaker' that among the list of bills to be referred under the rules to appropriate committees was.the bill, with senate amendments. The speaker had been asked whether he iad any particu- lar direction to make in itegard to it. Knowing the bill to bo one of grave public importance, and anxious that ho should-havc all the possi- ble light on tno-subject, the chair had con- sulted the democratic mem hers of tpe cpm- roles, Messrs. Blonnt andMcMil- lin.anfl the gentlemen, frojn Misuari and Illinois, and ;Springer, Jnot.fol tho, purpose. 5l .throwing, any .responsibility, bn thote but In orflerlfoat he mifjnt r, 1_ .-A'-ftJPCr- Mr. McKinley objected and the question re- curred on the adoption of the preamble. It was 109, nays 121. [Republican applause.] Mr. Springer moved the approval of the journal as amended, pending which, on mo- tion of Mr. McKinley, the house, at 7 _ o'clock, adjourned. The following members did not vote, being absent or paired: Messrs. Allen, of Missis- sippi; Andrew Atkinson, of Pennsylvania; Earwig, Bayne, Berber, Blanchard, Bowden, Browne of Virginia; T: M, Brown, of Indiana; Bunn, CaldweTl, Campbell, Cheatham, Chip- man, Claney, Clark of Wisconsin; Cole- man, Council, Cooper of Ohio; Crain, Dargan, Darlington, Dibble, Dingley, Dorsey, Ewart, Featherstone, Flower, Forney, Gest, Gibson, Grosvenor, Gront, Harmer, Hatch, Henderson of Iowa; Hermann .Hooker, Hopkins, Houk, Kennedy, Lansing, Lawler, Lee, Lehlback, Lester, of Virginia; Mai-tin, of Texas; Mason, McCarthy, McComas, Mc- Cord, McDufiie, Morey, Morgan, Nufce, O'Ferrall, Outhwaite, Payne, Perkins, Peters, Phelan, Pierce, Price, Quackenbush, Qninn, Ray, Rogers, Rowland, Ross, Scranton, Screll, Smith of Illinois. Stahlnecker, Stone of Ken- tucky, Taylor of Illinois, Taylor of Tennessee, Townsend of Pennsylvania, Venable, Wade, Walker of Missouri, Washington, Watson, Wheeler of Michigan, Wike, Wilson of Wash- ington and Yoder. The republican absentees outnumbered those on the democratic side considerably, and of the former, thirteen were absent without being paired. STATUS .OF THB The status of the silver bill, after the action of the house today, is purely problematic, and LVB to be decided after another discus- sion of parliamentary law. Even though its reference was erroneous, as the bouse today decided, it is in the possession of the rferfc of committee on coinage, weights and measures, and be has no authority to surreu- ded its custody except upon order of "the house. ol the speaker. No such order has been made by tEe house (tho resolution merely expunging the state- ment of tlie transaction from the journal) and the speaker not being liable to recall it, the bill is somewhat in the position of Mahomet's coffin. There is no record ou the'journal tbat anj reference of tbe measure has been made and, therefore, it is doubtful whether a motion to discharge tbe committee of tbe whole from further consideration measure in order, or even whether the committee on. rules can report aresolutaonfixiaigadayforthfl the other hand the mllisia possession oiChalrman and he, refuse to take any action in dissonance with, the wish, of the majority of bis committee The journal of Wednesday, not yet been, method may be to cut the gorotaai knot which now 'jbimlatlfie silver "bill, and some "means tnay invented to relieve tb.3 touso from its present k republican party.of the country is combined on this bill and it will become a law." Mr. Lodge today submitted the report of the committee upon the federal election bill. The report first takes up the question as lo the power of congress to enact such legislation. The language of section 4, article 1 of the con- stitution, declaring that congress may, at any time, by laws, make or alter the regulations with regard to tho election of representatives in congress, it says, is so plain that it would seem almost superfluous to enter into argument or discussion as to its meaning. If mean anything, those words mean that the power of congress over the election of members of this body is abso- lute and complete. The constitution says that congress may make all regulations with regard to the election of representatives, and the power to "make regulations" thus conferred is in terms exclusive and paramount. AN "ABUNDANCE" OF CAUTION. But, oat of the abundance of caution, the framers of the constitution went further and added words "to is, under the constitution congress has power to assume complete control of the election of its members, and conduct, them at such times and places, and through such officers and under such rules as it may see fit. On the other hand, congress may, under this clause, leave the entire regulation of the election of representatives to the states, or It may take partial control of a necessary procedure and have what remains to the state, or it may alter and amend the state regulations and supervise and enforce their execution. The report then quotes from the debates in the constitutional convention cf 1737 to show the power of congress over the election of representatives is not-only para- mount, but can be exercised to any degree, from total control downward, which congress may deem wise, and also from the opinions of the supremo court in the Siebold and Yarborongh cases. In these cases the court holds that this constitutional pro- vision gives congress power to interfere, either wholly or partially in elections, and that the power of congress is paramount. The court also held that under this clause congress had power to treat the state officers conducting elections as federal officers, or to appoint offi- cers of its own to act as police at the polls for the purpose of protecting elections. AN "ALLEGED" LACK OF NEED FOK ARGUMENT. In view of the language of the constitu- tion, of its intention as explained by its framers and of full and elaborate decisions of the supreme court of every point which could be involved therein, there can be no the report, for the committee to offer further argument as to the constitutional powers of congress to pass such a bill as that reported. Tlu's bill is only a partial exercise of the plen- ary power of congress in regard to the election of representatives. It pro- vides merely that tbe United .States shall watch over every stage of an election which concerns the choice of a member of this body, shall give to all these proceedings the utmost publicity which, in this country, is the surest safeguard of the rights of the people, and shall, by a single act of control, if neces- sary, prevent the false certification of a mem- ber" by any state officer or officers, who may be ready to violate tbe laws. On the second point involved the expediency and need- of such a measure as committee do not feel that it is necessary to enter into a detailed argument in this report. They conceive that the fact that, in many dis- tricts of the country, elections are tainted, and their results prevented by fraud, violence or corruption, is too' well known to require in this report an elaboration of the evidence. They believe it to be also well known, that whether fraud, violence and corruption exist to the degree which is generally supposed, or not, there can be no doubt tbat such is the popular belief, aud that the popular confider.ce, which is the only in the general statute and could not he changed in an appropriation bili. If it could be done as to one othcer, it could be Uouo as to all officers of the government and as to sena- tors and representatives. Messrs. Cockreli and Ingalls took the same view oi the question, aud argued in support of it. Mr. Manderson opposed it. The question had not been decided at 4 o'clock, the hour fixed for the memorial exercises of the iwo deceased Now representatives, Messrs. Nutting and Wilber. The bill was laid aside. A message of the president vetoing the bill to change the boundaries of the Uncomphagre Indian reservation was presented, read and referred to the committee on Indian affairs. Also a message of the presiduiitiu relation to reciprocal commercial treaties with the Latin- American nations. Laid on the table. In connection with the last mentioned subject, Mr. Hale presented an amendment to be offer- ed to the tariff bill in these words: And the president of the United StaU-s is hereby authorized, without further to declare ports ol tho United States free ami i.-peii to all products of any nation of the Amerk-.ui hemis- phere npon which no export duties am impoteu, whenever and fo loiii? as such nation thai! admit to its ports free of all national, provincial, btiste, municipal and other, nour, corn and other breatlstuffB, preserved meats, ftsli, vegetables and fruits, cotton-seed oil, ru-e and other provisions, including all arcw.lus of fund; lumber, furniture and all other articU-s of wouil, agricultural implements and tnnciifmrv, mining and mechanical machinery, iKirtlcnliurAl steel and iron, steel rails, locomotives, raliway cara and supplies, struct cars, retiucd petroleum or such other products .of the United. States as mav 1 o airreed upon. Eulogies on Messrs. Nutting and Wilber were delivered by Messrs. Evans andlliscoefc. The usual resolutions of regret aud sympathy were adopted, and, aa a further mark of re- DuztBAA, Pa., June imprisoned miners have heen heard from. At 4 o'clock this evening meu working in the head of the? entry, through -which the rescuing party is working" its way, sent word down the entry to keep quiet. Everyone did so, and in a moment for a dozen times carao tho signal froufthe inside. The men went to work with renewed vigor. Tho men inside cannot be reached (or many hours yet. The rescuing 1-irty is within a few feet of the line leading from Mauoniug to Hill Farm mine. Bat after that is reached tno meu will have to drive through seventy-five of coal to reach their comrades. rEOFLE FLOCK1KO TO THE MINE. The news that the entombed miners had been heard from spread quickly throughout the little mining town, aud in a short time the mouth of the Mahoning was crowded. About 8 o'clock Mine Boss Gray came up from the -with the report that the sound of tapping against the wall had been heard and that the rescuers were working like> heroes. At 11 o'clock, a thousand people wero at tho mine. In some way or other, tho news was spread that the men were safe. Every 0110 who had friends in the mine was there. WHAT THK GENKUAL MANAGER SAYS. General Manager Hazzard was seen late in the evening. "You may aay that there are men down in. the mine alive. They Lave been heard from. We do not expect to reach them till 2 or 3 o'clock tomorrow They will he taken oare of. Catholic priests are down in the mine at the present time. They will stay there till an opening is ina'de. I have ordered a corps of phyHJcians to be on hand ready anything. We don't want to Jet people know outside, because the excite- ment would'be too great. We will reach tbe NINETY ABROAD, spect to the memory of the deceased, tho sen- ate, at adjourned. THE RIGHT MAN KIIXED. A Negro Desperado Attacks an Officer fatal Result to Himself. CHARLESTON, S. C., June Another homicide occurred here tonight about S o'clock. Mike Hamilton, a iiecrro jaii bird, JUad been arrested on King struct for beiiiR drunk and disorderly aud jostling pedestrians off the.sidowaik. The policeman, H. Fogel, who arrested him, took his prisoner to the nearest police patrol station, to call for the patrol wagon. While trying to open the box the prisoner whipped out a knife and began to slash the officer, at the same time endeavoring to break away from him. A tussle ensued, in which tlie policeman used his pistol, firing three shots. Hamilton fell dead In Market street. There was a tremendous crowd, and much excitement, but a platoon of policemen speedily cleared the street of the thousands of black people from the slums, who had gath- ered there and threatened to make a disturb- ance. Tho inquest will be held tomorrow. The policeman claims tbat he acted in self- defense. His coat was literally cut to pieces, and the knife was found in the hands of the dead negro. _ _ _ STREET DGEX. IN Greatest, Crime Is- Tfceir Political. Affiliation. Va., June iiiiH-ty members of the Indiana Republican Editorial association arrived here this eveiunff, a special train of three Pullman cars. They came to Richmond from Natural Bridge, where they spent yesterday, and where they were addressed by ex-fJovernor, with speed; they were much pleased. The train left Indianapolis Monday morning, but most of the excursionista joined the party at Cincin- nati. They have been to the White Sulphur Springs, and go from here tomorrow to Old Point, iind thence to Washington, where they will disband. This association, formed twenty- five years ago, makes an excursion cvdry and choose Virginia this time localise many of the editors wanted to visit the battle-fields on which, they fought. TWO HUNDRED 3IK5T OUT OF WOKK. guarantee of a peaceful acceptance of tbe ver- dict of the ballot-box, has been seriously im- paired in regard to the congressional elections in many districts in the United States; Evi- dence on these points, which has accumulated duriilg many years, be more fitly exam-. ined in debate than in a report, if the house desires to enter upon its BBUEVE rs FHAUD. committee deem it sufficient to say here that they believe that fraud, violence and corruption .exist to such a degree, and popular confidence has been so largely shaken in re- gard to elections in many congressional dis- tricts, that they have little doubt ,of the ex- pediency of such a measure as this, which. nhey propose, as they have the fall and .abso- lute power of congress to enact legislation of Two Yottns Couslne Have an Impromptu Meeting Over Private Matters. COLUMBIA, S. C-, June Dr. "William "Weston Kay and Mr. Frank H. Western fought a duel at arms' length in the center of the principal street in Columbia, at 6 o'clock this afternoon. They 4are two as prominent young men as there are in this sec- tion. Dr. Kay a practicing physician and of ex- cellent family. Weston is of high socialstand- ing, is the law partner of J. O. Marshall, sec- retary of .state, and is one of the city magis- trates. The young men are first cousins, but recently had. a misunderstanding about a personal matter. The feeling grew bitter, and and this evening they met in front of the city hall. They drew self-cocking revolvers and exchanged shots, then walking into the middle of the street, each seized the other by the arm, and fired until both weapons were empty. Dr. Bay was shot in the temple, and Weston was shot tiirough the left breast, and in the thigh near the groin. The wounds are not dangerous. The clothing of both men were scorched by the powder from the pistols. GOU> IK ALABAMA, Some Bis Discoveries of tfie Metal Eeported. AsTKisTOiCAla., June 19. [Special The daily, Hot-Blast of "tomorrow; will contain the one of the most wonderful {gold discoveries, ever, made' in 'the United States. mines are located in ihlrfcy miles from this city. Hie specimens irotight; hero today are ;ot amazing richness, and would yield nearly S300 per ton: Solid jjnggets.havfi! been found, weighing from ten to one hundred A company was whenever circumstance they-do to demand A. iiffAttmrier> stair Mr- formerly of Garaesnlle, now secretary of the Southern Investment company, Tras reamed yesterday to Mrs. Yost, of "Warrenton.TTa. Mr. Justice 3uamar and. Senator left tonight for Oxford, the college Caused By tlie Burning of the Birmingham Supply Sbops. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June The shops of the Birmingham Ilailway Supply company, manufacturers of cars and railway supplies, were burned at 3 o'clock this mornr ing. The loss on buildings and machinery Is with no insurance. The fire started in the blacksmith shop, but the cause of it is not known. Two hundred men are thrown out of employment. Endorsed tbe Carpenters. CINCINNATI, June the exam- ple of the brick-layers, the plasterers, hod-car- riers and iron-workers have endorsed tho car- strike and refuse to work until the trouble is settled. Almost a general tie apiz> tho building industry is the result, Ohio Prohibitionists, COLUMBUS, O., June prohibition state convention this forenoon adopted a lengthy platform, demanding the passage by congress of a law prohibiting tbe introduction. and exportation intoxicants as a demanding a free and secret ballot to prevent the corrupt use of money; favoring a fair share of profits to la- borers and shorter hours; universal adoption of arbitration for the settlement ot labor disputes; favoring a tariff for only; .the free coinage of si Iver; a service pen- sion, and woman suffrage. The following ticket was nominated: Secretary M- C, Lockwood, Hamilton county; supreme judge, O. J. Koss, Highland; member of board of public works, J. M. Scotfc, Licking Trouble in Texas. CHICAGO, June dispatch from ton, Texas, says: The Houston are under arms by order of General Kiug> being in readiness to respond to a call from Sheritt Hammond, of Polk county, in which trouble is expected. A negro at Livingston, who cut the throat of a white man named Morris a few days ago, was lynched by a posstt of armed men. In revenge a band of negroes killed two of the men alleged to be implicated. A bloody race war is feared. Vermont Republicans. MCKSTPELIBK, Vt., June republican state convention met here today. Carroll S. Page was nomiiiaited governor, and Henry A. Fietdier lieutenant-governor. Other nomina- tions were: State treasurer, .H. T. Field, Eutland; secretary of stats, C- "W. Btownell, Burlington; state auditor, E. F. KIclifcrd. BREVITIES. formed a to develop the property wit-h- Wflliani celebrated iron inanti- as _ Mrs. Afeernaan Convicted. Tenn., Jane XSzzie Akerroan, who has been on teal tot several days for the- murder of her Jacob on .JQth test, tonight con- victed of nnxrder ut the second degree" and: sentenced to ten. years in the penitentiaryv ocgarredrlG. tho the trial of Akcrmai; lo Memorial day was observed at Norfolk, teruay, yesterday. St., complains censos returns ot are inaccurate. Bond offerings yesterday an accepwd afc lOSforfour ana ahalfs and 122 for fours. liie Mate Eecord states that an En- to defeat tfietin plafe clause in the and brafcemcndTtfafc