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Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1890, Olean, New York SIXTEEN PAGES. rfae Democrat. VOL. XI OLEAN, CATTARAUGUS CO. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, I 890. NO. 11 WIIKRK THEY STAND. SPEAKER CARLISLE DEMOCRATIC EXPLAINS POSITION. THE ter Hl'-Ct tai.c Be an Address to the Country ilie of the Minority in tho OUT thn Rules Their Position Justified by the of All ON, Feb. 4. An address to the country, explaining the position of the Demo- cratic; ni'Ti.'vs of the house, has been pre- pared b_, Carlisle, and will be signed v nil of the minority members to-day. The a'it.u.-- in full text is as follows: The .ituation in the house of repre- sentau.'-. i.-. vot The icn actually it I.H Ire of the fact and ng mil or motion had vote is not ta'ccu by not cut'Tcd upon the iixt'ii-s the point ;t, d the pro to tho contrary the proceed- ings a "linl lative body are regular and valid, and therefore when the official record does not show that less than a quorum voted, or attention i'. not called to the fact in such a to furuNh legal evidence of it, the qut'tion i.-iii'uit be made afterwards. Many bills have passed when there was no qiKirnni and it is equally true that ma ny have pav-ed w ben there as no quornm pn rent, but this does not prove that the proceeding would have been valid ir either case if the official record had shown the fact. In order to secure certainty and stability in the administration of the law, it is a rule in our jurisprudence that when a particular construction of a constitution or a. statute has been for a long time acquiesced to, not only by those whose duty it is to execute it, but also by those whose personal and property rights are affected by it, the courts will recognize it as the true construction, and en- force it accordingly. Even if this were an original question, it would not be difficult to show that the practical construction of the constitution which has prevailed in the house and senate for over one hundred years is the correct one. Speaker Reed himself, when in the minority on the floor of the house, stated the true meaning and the true philosophy of the constitution when he said: "The consti- tutional idea of a quorum is not the presence of a majority of all the members of the house, but a majority of the present and participating in the business cf the house. It is not their visible presence, but their judg- ment and votes, which the constitution calls for." WHY THEY OBJECTED. Gen. GarSeld, Mr. Elaine, Mr. Hawley, Mr. Conger, Mr. Ptobeson and other eminent Republicans have taken the same position and their arguments have never been an- swered. If any legal or political question can be settled in this country by the long acquies- cence of jurists and statesmen of all parties, certainly this question has passed beyond the domain of discussion. When, therefore, the present speaker repudiated fois settled con- struction of the constitution, and decided that when the official record which the constitu- tion requires the house to keep, shows on a call of the yeas and nays, that a quorum has not voted, he can count members present and not voting, and thus by his own act, outside of the recorded vote, determine that a meas- ure has passed, we considered it our duty, as a part of the representatives of the people, to enter our protests in every f orm available to us under the circumstances. THE JIINORITY NOT TRYING TO EULE. "We are not contending for the right of the minority to govern as the supporters of the speakers have endeavored to make the coun- try believe. On the contrary, we are deny- ing the right of a minority to eject members from their seats, or to pass laws for the gov- ernment of the people. Under the constitu- tion a majority of the members of the house constitute a quorum to do business. We are contending that the majority shall take the responsibility which properly belongs to them and shall come to the house of representatives and vote if they desire to control its prcceed- as legitimate ever since the j ings, and we are protesting against their government was established, cvd when at- j right to carry their measures by counting us tenrots Lave been "iru'e 10 itpp.es ing, has to transact business for A GRIST OF ACCIDENTS. FIVE DROVERS INJURED IN A WRECK, THREE FATALLY. A Wildrat Train KUII Down by a Trull Tiaiii 1 Boiler nt Phila- delphia Kriult-i iu tlio Serious Injury of yifii Natural CHS Blow-t'p at ne, I'a. KAXKEKEE, 111., Feb. Five persons -were badly injured. three of them possibly fatally, by a wreck near Peotone on the Illinois Cen- tral road yesterday morning. The fruit ex- press crashed into the caboose of a wild train. The latter had been made up at Kankakee of sto-k aiiJ ,e, ivvl left for at The fruit express followed five later. The morning was very loggy a D'.'ln this side of Peotone the engineei of the wild train reduced Vila rate of ppee.l and fruit train, being close behind, struck tLe caboose, overturning the stove, which set fire to the car. The caboose and one car of merchandise were destroyed. Five drovors in the car were badly injured, thc-ir mmes being: Hiram Good.vin of Kankakep. both legs broken and injured intcrnallv, con liiion critical; Al. Kinson of Sheldon. Til broken lower limbs para lyzrvl .''.r. vjhiistens of Sheldon, injured internally; Mr. Isley of Oilman, 111., injured internally a drover from Sheldon, badly injured. __ BOILER EXPLOSION. KNIGHTS OF LABOR. The Troy Conference Propoicd THUY .Labor BC v.t. but not r, id de- clared that the b..d flncidt-1 r-.V tin case up. fiis an taken, 1 on to lay tbi Ad- Into tin- the b-i and Tru' The Ui in their d in full. -V of CIcxu-u I VO.sIiingtoii lin- ]Vb. feature of tho l.lilmstoring. The blind l-i aver feelingly alludul to of both i'vci Llairie Tf. 1, to the LA T DAY'S CESSION Of thp I'r intruding the committee on the -1 imbia to inquire into the con- i t' C .H ration of ti-. I ch'.inl. 'T Britain an-1 It. .an 1 f-rr-cil. -h ct fully the ,.ud Re- 'JL Great 'i "hortt le in f v> as the rm-Ajtariaa minst r ju. Dr. Hcht'.'T en to read, "The allaiy-e of churches of the world." Dr. White the amendment. A vote n. than taVn on the amendment offered by Rev. Dr. White and it pissed, The second of the first paragraph was then tak.'n up and The last paragraph of the overture then taken up and read. Dr. Hall said he hoped God v.o'iid rescue the Presbytery from embarrassment. He said it was stated and again that the missionaries in India can- not bi ing inhabitants to comprehend confession. "I do not said, '-that the inhiibltaiits cannot be made to under- stand wh. n our own people here are so mixed. on the subject.'1 The paragraph which reals as follows was adopted: believe thas there is a demand for such a creed, not as a substitute for our confession, but only to summarize and supplement it for the work of the church. Vv'e would and we must retain oar standards, wbieb' we have as our family inheritance, and as the safeguard of our ministry and our u> stitutions. But a brief ani comprehensive- creed at once interpreting those standards would be welcomed by our churches as most helpful and benefieient for the exposition of what we have meant through all these years by -the system of doctrines taught iathfr Holy Pcripturrs. We want no new doctrines but only a statement of the old doctrines made in the light and in the spirit of our present Christian activities, of our high privileges and our large obligation8: a state- ment in w hich the love of God, which is in Jesi.s. our Lord, shall be central antf dominant.'' The vote was then taken on the overture as a wLoK and it was passed almost unani- Prayer was offered by Dr Hall, and tha loner d'lscustion of the confc-ssion was over- SUPREME COURT BANQUET. a b.ii at of Vr.. i-Inzton fire department. yr. ITT-' 1 -.r-il the resolution was based upon tLe f I'-ii flrt-at Secretary Tracy's house. lie ui'I bfiwever, to imply any cen- sure i p MI u.'irtraent. 3Ir.Dav.e--. 1." ing moved that the senate d to if of executive busi- ne's, Mr. i iai sai.i he had intended asking to take up the bill for the organi- zation of the territory of Oklahoma, but would yW-1 to the senator Massachu- and to-day the senate to consider the bii! fc'i- t-ie organi'ation of a government for Oklril-oma. A Fitting Wind-ap to Centennial Celebration at York. NEW YCTIK, Feb. 5. Tlie banquet in con- nection with the celebration of the supreme court centenary took place at the Lenox Lyceum last evening. Chairman Jaraes Carter of the entertainment committee sided at th3 principal table, where were seated Chief Justice Fuller and associates of the suiyfii.e ct cx-Preadcnt Cleveland, Matihe'.v Hale, pre-ident of the State Bar association: es-Jrd-ze Amoax, C. 5L Depewr Rev. W. R. Hun-.iirgtos. William Allen But- ler, F. R. Coudf rt. Senator Evarts, Mayor Grant, President Low of Columbia colleSB and Chief Justice Paxson of At the other tables sat tha state supreme court judges. Chancellor HcGill of Tcr- sey and many others. Rev. William Taylor opened the ings with prayer. After the banquet j were responded to by Justice KaiLia, tor Evarts. Chief Justice ter HiH of tVorjria. C. I W. R. Kii Chi-f J the Paxson, Wal- Depew. ifot and others. .c-t Passon, in his .ho future will have '-I- There are jp-ave qya.t. 'i Low, of bo- at work to do. fore us. There are disturbing work in our society. There is a he.-r swell under an apparently surface. There is an irrepressible 00-3 1i and capital, v.ith the Anirchl-S" bomb thrott-n. The have been very liberal towards trusts, but the judiciary alone can grapple w ith the serious are-ing out of these and like con-plications. Mr. DCS? wn- he A- find at 5 p that the unfinished busi- 'M.-jntional bill, which he had .'-I [-v tak-n up at but as he would address the vnato v.cnt into arijoumed. secret session of AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES. Condolence from the O WASHINGTOX. Feb. 5 Tho following mes- sage of condolr-noe was by Serretary Tracy last evening: Mift at Albany ihe Deane ALBANT. and Adjt. Gen. Rrport- S, Feb. 5. Tb0 of Adjt, Gen. Kelt- -a UTOB the mil: tic. force of United has been sent to the It shows the strength of the milst.a of the to consist af 7.0'J7 3T3 enhjted and n.en j. -t izcd. but available for military duty; 214 officers. availables: of tue Distnct of 141 officers, l.CVn mm and avaiiaMGt, making a crawl for the UniieO of men and availaliles. of the states either no regular nui.tia or have nade DO report to the adjutant p- i.eral. Among stalW are Arkansas'. Florida. South Pak- ia and Washington. York is the har.rec militia state, with 743 men and (vV 7. 171. -xr, Feb 4. :t IT ores c.-iH-'ity IT Mr. r .17