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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia VOL. XXI. GA., PRICE FIVE CENTS. IT STARTS OFF VERY LIV.ELY. THE FIRST DAY'S DEBATE On the National Election Law Bill. 4HE SOUTH HOLDING ITS OWN.: "Mr. Hemphill, of South Carolina, Speaks Plain Words IN DEFENSE OF HIS SECTIOM. Juno first eiim- in light over the national election law bill were li red in The house today. They mode eonsnioruble imUo, but created little ex- citement-, ludoud. tbo discussion started off in a spirit of unexpected calmness aud delibera- tion- There wus nouo of tho excitement that tras looked for. Tlio speeches today were, iowever, only tho opening salutes. The heavy firing and thrilling scenes will come later on. when tho bloody shirt llaimters begin to get in their work. The democrats are goiiig to make a stolid and determined fight, but each and every one oE are deternmied to, keep tbeir tempers. They will simply show tlio iniquity and partisaiiry ot tho measure, aud will trust to the fairness of at least soino of tho republicans. Henry Cabot Lodge opened the fight today in a two speech, which was about as strong an argument of tho case as could possibly be made. It was, however, not an argument that would convince any one of the ju ti e of tho measure. On the other baud the speech of Mr. Hemphill, of South Caro- lina, who followed, was one of the strongest aiguiueiits of tho kind ever heard on the floor of tho house. Ic was, uideed, convincing aud was listened to by a largo number of republi- cans attentively. Mr. liowetl, of Illinois, followed for tlio re- publicans and he was followed by Harry Tucker, of Virginia. All of these men were members of tho committee that reported the bill ami, therefore, had the first right to speak. Tho sensation of the day was created when Mr. Tucker took bis seat and gave the remain- der of his time to Mr. Lehlbacu, of New Jersy, a republican, who made a red hot speech in opposition to Che bill. Just as he had gotten under way and was making it tot for the re- publicans, TOXI HEED STARTLED. Tom. Rceil came rushing in from his private Worn and cried out in a voice loud enough to ae heard all around him: Who in the hell gave that fellow "When informed that it hatl been done by the -democrats, he gritted his teeth and subsided. -Heed has refused to give any of tbe republicans time who are opposed to the bill, and Messrs. Ewart end Columau have requested time from tho democrats. Of course it will bo given them. A large number of republicans in the bouse are opposed to the bill, hut it is not probable that mare than three or four will have tho nervoto bolt over Tom Reed's bars. The bill will, therefore, pass the house, but it is almost certain to meet its death in tbe senate, where there is no Reed to bulldoze tbe republican senators in adopting tlie gag-law. Governor Campbell, oi Ohio, Who is bero i ling to write an open letter on tho subject the b'.ll, severely criticizing it, and it ib txi teteil that Governor Mill, of New York, will do the same. A movement is also on foot to hold moss meetings in the north aud un a general sentiment in that section against the measure. Here are full synopses .of today's speeches Mr- Lodge, of Massachusetts, began the debate upon the national election bill. He said that he did nut think a more grave 'and serious subject had over come before the bouse. It demanded serious and deliberate treatment. He had no personalities or reflections to make, but desired to treat the question dispassionately. The bill proposed to extend the exist- ing laws regarding the election of members, BO that they would be effective throughout the United States whenever the people wanted them so extended. He proceeded to sketch the pian of the bill in outline. Ko local machinery was disturbed. Ho said ballots were lobe cast as at present, and 310 secret ba'.iot system, was to be interfered with "Where it prevailed. Bverythingthat concerned tho government should be open. The business -of the people must not be transacted in dim corners, but openly and before ,tbe people's eyes. The assurance of honest elections lay in making public every step and-act by which the representatives of the people were chosen to their high office. -To secure publicity at every stage of the election, therefore, was the leading principle of the bill. Under its terms Concealment became impossible without a re- to violence, and violence was itself public- ity. As to the power of congress to- enact such .legislation the constitution and tbe decisions, of the supreme court were con- clusive The power was found, in section 4, article 1, of tbe constitution, relating to the place and manner of electing -representatives. It was not enough that elec- "tioBs were fair; they must be known to be fair The question of expediency was a most uaportant oue. It bad been charged that the Ml was sectional. Observing tbe boat of cer- tain- persons and newspapers and their he was led to remember that sus- picion always came to guilty minds. The acts Which it was proposed to extend had been called into existence by the gigantic frauds, in Sbecity of New York, prior to 1870 and 1871. certainly was-not a sectional origin in :tne sense that the charge was now made. As to the southern states, Mr. Lodge con- tinued it was apparent that many people be- iieved that great frauds were there committed, anu if the belief be true that such a thing as a election in the south was unknown, then it-was high time the United States should put a stop to the evil, if it had to exercise1 every power the constitution put into its hands. 1.ODGK AJTD HIS IFIGURKS. Lodge presented a 'number of abstracts show the insufficiency ot representation in tnasouth. He said tbat hi forty-one -election in tho south members -were by an average of less thai Totes. He compared 'Missassipp 5SS. where the populations in were equal in number. The total vote, in Mississippi was 117.000; in New Jn 1888 the total vote in Mississippi had ert to while in New Jersey i ollen to No intelligent anc c minded man would deny that there haeing and at the suggestion of Mr. an understanding was reached that tho vote on tho bill and amendments would begin it 4 o clock toiiiorroiv. The Mississippi Republicans. JACKSON, Miss., June revmibl'can state executive committee met hero today. A proposition to hold a state conven- iiou and nominate fourteen delegates for tbe state at largo, to the constitutional conven- tion, was voted down, but it was recommended TVITT HAS DISAFI'EAKED. Anil Leaves Two Wives and One by Urevct. Ton days since, A. G. DeWitSj superintendent tho Electric Light wont to Cin- cinnati, to be absent two days, arid since then nothing has been heard from him. It is charged that he is a very much married man, with two living wives, and dwelling with the third one without the formality of a wedding cere- mony. The brother of the second wife is hero to get his sister's children, whom DeWitt lias hidden somewhere. He told DoWitt that if the little ones were not given up a prosecution for bigamy would follow. Do Witt replied that ho would give an answer when he returned from Cincinnati. father is here, and is at a loss to account for his son's disappear- ance. HEMINGWAY CONVICTEIX Mississippi's Ex-Treasurer Makes a Speech Saying He is Innocent. JACKSON, Miss., June jury convicted ex-Treasurer W. TJ. Heming- way upon the count in the indictment of not accounting for or paying over the state money to his successor. A.11 motions for arrest of judgment and now trial were overruled, and Judge Chrisman sentenced him to imprison- ment in the penitentiary forfivoycars.beingthe maximum time fixed by law for the offense, He was released on a bond to appear at the supreme court in October, and the bond to cover untried indictment for embezzlement, etc., holds good. In saying why the sentence should not be passed, Hem- ingway made a passionate speech affirming his innocence and soundly berated the district attorney, charging unfair conduct in the prose- cution. THE KHUKG OF WMATUEX. He Was Quarreling "With, a Negro Gambler, Who Shot Him. COVING-TON, Ga., June particulars of the killing of Kobert Charles Glover, colored, near Almon a few days ago, have not yet been obtained. The facts so far developed show that there was a party of negroes who had been gambling nearly all night, and Whatley had been selling whisky to them. Charles Glover had won the money of another negro and Whatley was giving tlie looser some points about how to- play cards, when Charles Glover asfced'What- fey what he had to do .with this: matter. "What- ley replied that he-had nothing to do with it, biit was willing to "stake" the other negro in" a game between him anc Charles. Charles Glover then cursed him am threatened to_kill him, and in a few moments said that he would kill him any way, drew his pistol and fired on "Whatley, killing him almost instantly. Charles Glover has not yet been captured, and his whereabouts-is unknown. I is suspected that several other negroes were in some way implicated in the and tno have been arrested and lodged in jail. TESTING .fOXi- Alii. An Openinc Blade Into iFarm HJH anjae and Work Stopped tar the Present. ODimBAB, Ba-i "June two days twenty1 men have been cutting a tunnel from Ferguson mine to Hill from anothe direction than those at work in aiahoning s'havev been- leapt as their plan was very dangerous. At to- night they reached withni and "were thoritiesi- A testingr tunueldrlll, a bag. of air frW.the ECill Farm-mine' Was taken, oufc for .testing; .The plugged. ________ MMNIAS HISMEDS; AiKEN, S. C., was on his native heath at Etlgeaeld today, nd the demonstration was as strongly in his avor as that at Columbia was against liim. ?he scene was a remarkable one. A platform lad been erected in tlie grove near the Edge- ield academy, and in the center was largd arm chair covered with ilac and garlanded with sheaves and' ines.'. The lilac was suggestive of royal lurple and the sheaves of agriculture. In "the chair sat Tillman, surrounded by rienda and flowers. Back of liim were ban- ners like these: "Tillman and Reform." i, tbe People's Candidate." With them was a banner with a picture of General Brat- on, and under it tho inscription; "The battle- carred hero of A LOOK OVHR THE A great aud enthusiastic crowd surged about he s'pcaker's stand, and all about the grove rore wagons and baggies -and teams. On another stand over opposite the speaker's datform the Palmetto regiment band, from Columbia, was stationed inspiring airs tirred the people in the intervals of discus- sion. In the forefront of the crowd were some adies and girls attended by young men. The proat mass of the crowd was made up of sun- >umed'yeomanry of a good average of intelli- gence. There wore a number of drunken men xear the speakers' stand, and they were noisy L-om tho first. When the speaking had lasted our hours they were in a maudlin condition. OKB revails. omit Had. Bitten Win Go Sent Off for treatment. ATJGUSTA, June short time ago the son of Mr. Kobert W. Rob- ertson was bitten by a'dog Taelleved to be mad. Before the dog: was it bit two- other -dogs. The little boy was carried on- to the Pasteur Institute, in New York, and, the two -were ,were to_ await developments. 3S6 evidence of hydroK phobia appearing. dogs were released a fetrdaysago, xTtesterday; one of them hit a little seven-year-old negco dog was fastened up to see it it was really mad, anc thia morning it died after foaming and bleed' ins at tho mouth, biting the aides of the cage which it was confined unmis- takable. signs of hydrophobia. A purse will inade npaotonetbe citizens to send the tie negro to New xork for the Pasteur treat- ment. HOW A CHANGE TAKES PLAGE. DOWN IN SAN SALVADOR A General Stalks Right Into a Bail-Room BND SURPRISES EL THE DflNGERS By Stating That the President Must Step Down, flND THEN THE TROUBLE BEGINS. THE SPORTING WOKXD. Result of Baseball Goxnee Races. .At base: hits, 12 errors, .3. 3few York, 5; base hits, 9; er- rors, 3. Mullane and Harrington.; Kusia ad Buckley. At Athletic. 9; base hits, tO; er- Rochester, 2; base hits, 6; errors, T. latteries SleMahon and Robinson Callaiian and At 12; base hits, 12; errors, 10. Philadelphia, 30; base 28; L Mack and San- Milligan. At 3; base hits, J2; errors, 3. Brooklyn, 3; 'base bits, 0; errors, 3. Keefe and McCullonsh and Toy. At 6; base hits, 8; 1. Alleglianys, 0: base bits, G: errors, 2. and Decker; Clarkspn and Bennett. At Pittaburg Pittsbors, 3; base hits, 11; errors, 3. Now York, 10; base nits, 8 errors, 5, and Carroll; Kect'e nod Brown. At 10; base) hits, 17; errors.S. Boston, base hits, 8: errors, 5. Baldwin and Farxell; Kilroy aud Kelly. At 11; base hita. 9 errors, 3. Brooklyn, base lilts, 5; errors, 4. Bit- and Stpnzel; Ixivctt, Terry and At 4; base bits, 4; errors a. Philadelphia, 8; base hits, 10; errors. 5. and Ziminer; Smith anil Clements. At 7; base hits, 10; errors, 3. Brooklyn, 2; base hits, er- rors, 3. and Sulcliffe; Murphv and Kinslow. At base hits, G; errors, 4. Columbufl, 8: base hits, 4; errors, 0. Healy and welch; Gartriglit and O'Connor. Slteepshead. Kay Races. NETT YOIIK, June feature of today's races was the worlc of Firenze in the Coney Island :np. She easily defeated Cassius and Tea Tray, _md. ran the and a breaking the record made by her last year at Mon- mouth park by a second. First race, one mile, Bella B. won, Devotee sec- ond, Bhbna third. Time. J :41 3-5. Second race, three-quarters of a mile. meath won. Fairy second, Ambulance Time, 1 .-09 '2-5. Third race, seven furlongs, Keclare won, Sir John second, Chesapeake third. Time, Fourth- race, Coney Island cup, mile and a- half. Firenze won, Casaius second, Tea Tray Time, 2 -J33. Fifth race, mile and a quarter, Senorita Stockton second. Time, 2-5. Sixth race, mtle and three furlongs on tmrfV Philosophy won, St. Luke second, Sir Oixon Time, 2 2-5. WasHInerton Park Eaces. CHICAGO, June race, one mile, Racino won, Cecil B second, X third. Time Second race, mile and a furlong, Prophecy won. Wary second. Lewis Claris third. Time Third race, Kenwood stakes, five furlongs. Palestine won, Mount Joy second, High third. Time I Fourth race, one mile, Mora won, Chapman Eceond, Milldale third. Time Fifth race, one and one-fourth' miles, pierre- won. Spokane second, Marion thtnL. Time Bound for Echoing Sea. BAH FBJUSCISCO, June Chronicle special from San Diego says: The British, man-of-war "Espiegle' am ved here today from Acapolico under orders to coal and then proceed direct to the seal fisheries ot Bearing sea. She carries ten gnns and has a comple- ment of 160 officers and men. Stunned by tbe VTIXE, Ala., June a heavy rain this afternoon, a Miss Arnold, young lady in the edge of town, was talcing a sheet from a wire clothes-line, and was struck by lightning and knocked to the ground senseless for fifteen minutes. TIES. Bond offerings, fours at 122; all Five deaths from sunstroke in Chicago yester- day. The Southern. Educational association met afi Jlontgomcry, Ala., yesterday. The supervisor at Nashville gives inofficial fig. urea of the population of Nashville at The international Sunday-school convention afr Pittsburg yesterday got over a largo amount routine work. The race between Cornell and Pennsylvania onf- veraities, resulted in a victory for Cornell by fomr boat lengths. The gradnatlng'gtgrejggs'pf Virginia tary institute took place yesterday. Among thf" .graduates' is.JP. H. prrae, of Georgia. The strike in Philadelphia is at aa tie men-will return to work on at the besMerms possible for them to make. The wife and daughter of Kev. Mr. Brannan, afi Itadeville, "were yesterday thrown from Imgey, -xUie daughter'was' killed and thg wife fa- tally injured- Ed ward-Ward, John Fnlchezr. drowned near Morehead day night. They were in a boat, and thor'. lightning struck it. Itisthongbtaresaltof the passage of the tery biSby tne Ixonisiana legislatore will be a between Of to get voice of the people- The hosiery manufacturmgnrniof John J. rfcr, Bro. Co., of Philadelphia, is ixUnna trooble. r.Execaaons asfpsegatrnff to Issued against them yesterday Tairty-eigot ballcrts isere taken at pubEcan congressional convention for the twBlfttt district of'. Ohio yesterday, .and; resulted. time: Grosvenor TtompsoixTl, Enodes .Sff.; In USB house of cojamons yestaerday -VT. stated .fbs1 other altcrtative, withdrew the proposal tnff purdutss of lic WSPAPERI ;