FROM THE J3APITAL
Important Event* of the Week** Work in
Washington, Sept. 37.—The senate
was treated to some lively off-hand
speaking over Mr. Dubois’ resolution to
postpone the measure of finance legisla
tion until the three states of the west
who have no senators shall have sent
Messrs. Hill of New York, Allen of
Nebraska, Butler of South Carolina,
Gorman of Maryland, and Wolcott of
Colorado, took part.
In the House.
Mr. Bland, from the committee on
banking and currency, reported a sub
stitute for the resolution of Mr. Loud of
California, calling on the secretary of
the treasury for information why the
full amount of silver bullion was not
purchased during the last few months,
as required by the Sherman law, and de
manded the previous question.
Washington, Sept. 28.—Senator Tel
ler’s resolution inquiring of the secretary
of the treasury when, in what amounts
and under what circumstances the pay
ment of interest on government bonds
has been anticipated since July 1, 1880,
was taken up and agreed to.
Mr. Hoar then took the floor to speak
on the repeal bill.
lu the House.
The sensation of the day in the house
was that the lie was passed between two
Morse, of Massachusetts, rose to make
a personal explanation regarding his ob
structive tactics, and announced his pur
pose of henceforth abandoning all fili
He said Fithian, of Illinois was the
only gentleman who objected to his hav
ing certain papers printed in The Record.
Fithian said he was not the only one who
objected, and Morse reiterated his decla
A dispute arose between Fithian and
Morse as to a certain conversation be
tween them, and culminated in Morse
charging Fithiau with saying what he
knew was false, and Fithian retorting
that Morse was telling a willful he.
The speaker rapped for order, and the
incident passed without further trouble.
At the conclusion of the morning hour
the house proceeded to the consideration
of the federal election repeal bill, and
was addressed by Mr. Black in favor of
Washington, Sept. 29.—The commit
tee on banking and currency, of the
house, had a hearing on the Oates bill
for the repeal of the 10 per cent tax on
Colonel Oates made an elaborate argu
ment in favor of his bill, which, he said,
maintained federal supervision, with
limitation of what had been declared by
the courts to he a lawful federal tax.
In the Senate.
In the course of the morning business
in the senate, Mr. Cameron presented
the petition of Wharton Barker, of
Philadelphia, and many business firms
asking lor legislation to preserve protec
tion and integrity of silver as a money
The repeal bill was then taken up and
Mr. Harris addressed the senate, con
tending that the Sherman act had noth
ing to do with the business troubles.
Mr. Martin introduced a bill to elect
senators by the people.
In the House.
Mr. Oates, of Alabama, submitted a
resolution authorizing the secretary of
war to detail an officer to act as military
instructor at the Alabama university.
Jerry Simpson objected,and Oates prom
ised to remember him for his unkind
The election law repeal bill was then
taken up and Lacey of Colorado, took
the floor in opposition.
Washington, Oct. 2.—The house
met with a very meagre attendance,
and immediately resumed the discussion
of the federal election repeal bill. This
measure was advocated by Mr. Patter
son, of Tennessee.
Mr. Cooper, of Texas, introduced in
the house a resolution providing for the
submission of the question of free silver
coinage to a popular vote.
In the Senate.
The silver purchase repeal bill was
taken up, and Mr. Camden addressed
Notice of two important amendments
to the silver purchase repeal bill was
given in the senate. One was by Mr.
Wolcott, and provides for the return to
the states interested of the amount of
cotton tax collected from them during
The other was by Mr. Perkins, and
provides for the coinage of silver, of
American production, at the existing ra
tio—the treasury to return the seignior
age of 20 per cent.
Note, from the Capital.
The house judiciary committee has be
gun consideration of the Torrey bank
Two more postmasters are announced
for Georgia—J. D. Stanley, at Lake
Park, and G. D. Greel, at Mandeville.
Chairman Bland, of the house coinage
committee, has returned to Washington
with his wife, who has been very ill in
B. M. Blackburn, of Georgia, has
been tendered choice of two consulships,
one in Cuba and the other in West In
dies. He has respectfully declined both.
Secretary Smith has replied to Senator
Manderson’s resolution relating to the
consolidation of land offices, that the
consolidation complained of was com
manded by congress in the last sundry
civil bill, which reduced the appropria
tions for salaries.
The house foreign committee will re
sume consideration of the Geary law
amendment next Tuesday, and. it is un-
THE LIVING ISSUES ATLANTA, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 5, 1893.
derstood, hold daily sessions until action
is taken. The Chinese minister is urg
ing prompt action by the government in
The house military committee, after
hearing Delegate Flynn in support of
his Cherokee strip resolution, authorized
Mr. Lapham to report a substitute. It
requests the secretary of war to inform
the hou— what part the United States
had in the opening of the Cherokee
strip, under what orders and whether
the orders were violated and outrages
committed on any citizens of the United
Jackson, Miss., Oct. 2.—The story
that Mississippi owners had been warned
by White Caps not to gin cotton until it
reached 10 cents per pound was st orted
by the burning of the gin of Colonel
Jones, in Claiborn county. Colonel Jones
says there was not a White Cap in thia
county. A notice near a gin in Lincoln
county forbidding ginning of cotton un
der threats of vengeance by White Caps
is believed to have been posted by boys
as a joke.
White Caps Not Responsible.
Meridian, Miss., Oct. 2.—lnvestiga
tion shows that there is no real founda
tion for the reports that White Caps are
intimidating farmers to keep them from
ginning cotton until the price is 10 cents
a pound. Some individuals may have
posted such notices for personal revenge,
and to avoid detection signed them
“White Caps.” but in the large territory
tributary to Meridian there is not the
least trace or fear of White Caps.
They Were Warned Here.
Little Rock, Oct. 2.—The farmers
of Miller, Union and Lafayette counties,
Ark., have been warned by White Caps
not to gin any more cotton at present
prices on threats of burning their cotton
as it stands in the fields.
Jennie Mehl Retracts.
St. Paul, Sept. 30. —Miss Jennie Mehl,
daughter of Millionaire T. Mehl, Las
yielded to the entreaties of her parents
and friends and consented to take steps
to have her marriage to the negro ele
vator boy annulled. She has also con
sented to go to New York, and will en
ter a convent. Mr. and Mrs. Mehl are
now in New York, Colored people have
persuaded the young negro to give up
his white wife. It is stated that consid
erable money was given him.
Japan Will Study Silver.
Vancouver, B. C., Sept. 80.—The
steamer Empress of India, brings word
that the Japanese government will, it is
expected soon appoint a commission on
silver. Officials and private individuals
versed in the project, with the possible
exception of the cabinet officials, are fa
vorable to maintaining the silver stand
ard. Finance Minister Watanabe is sup
posed to share the opinion of his prede
cessor, who was a strong advocate of the
A New Party.
The grange teaches the farmer to
think for himself, to use his influence
and word for the promotion of truth
and virtue, and to discountenance all
wrong wherever it may be. Such
teaching tends to make him an inde
pendent, politically speaking. There
is much that a thoughtful patron can
not endorse and shouldnot support in
both the leading political parties of
No doubt there is more good than
bad in them, and if you vote the
straight ticket things will go on in the
future as they have in the past. But
if you would do the greatest good to
your country and to mankind, break
loose from party lines and vote for the
man who will stand for principle and
for right, be he democrat or republi
A new party composed of the best
Republicansand the best democrats is
what is needed in this country, and is
what there will be ere long. Call it
the reform party, the farmer’s party,
or what you like. Foremost in it you
will see the men who have been
taught in the grange to uphold and
respect right and to discountenance
and condemn wrong and sin.—Our
Preamble and resolutions as adopted
in New Hope sub-alliance, No. 472,
Aug. 19th, 1893.
Whereas, we see in Grover’s message
a total surrender to gold-bugism, an d
a total disregard for the interests of
the toiling masses, therefore be it
Resolved, that we earnestly ask the
wealth producers of the United States
of America to unite at once and put
their stamp of indignation on this bold
attempt to crush out the last vestige of
rights left them.
2. We believe that the starving mil
lions of people of this government
should at once go to Washington, D.
C., and demand help of this govern
ment, and never leave until they get
the relief needed.
3. That a copy of this preamble and
resolution be sent to the Living Issues
The above was unanimously adopt
ed. W. W. Bauchamp, Pres.
W. I. Hakpkb, Sec’y.
An Unmitigated Snob.
After a century of diplomatic experi
ence with the highest rank of minister
plenipotentiary, during which period
the most important treaties were suc
cessfully negotiated, this policy was
recently changed at the suggestion of
England to accommodate a promotion
for their minister at this capital. That
example was followed by the principal
powers, and in the spirit of reciprocity
we accepted the proposed new condi
There was not the least necessity for
tne change, and the contention that it
would improve our standing at the fore
most foreign courts ami give our repre
sentatives there personal advantage of
intercourse with the soverigns to ■whom
they were accredited, is a flimsey ex
cuse for a departure of the w’ell tried
system which had so long been main
tained under all parties.
When this new policy was accepted
it was naturally supposed the best
ability and character would be employ
ed to give it dignity and influence.
Ministers to England, Franco and Ger
many had been appointed before it went
into operation, and these incumbents
were subsequently raised to the dignity
of ambassadors for the first time in our
experience. Under the executive power
conferred by the Constitution to ap
point ambassadors and other diplomatic
agents. Gen. Grant offered to ap
point Mr. Conkling in that capacity to
represent the government at the court
ot St. James. But Mr. Conkling re
spectfully declined the proffered honor,
not only on his own personal account,
but as is well known, he doubted the
wisdom of the departure from an ac
It is now an open secret that the
fund for the presidential campaign of
1892 halted at a critical time and was
far from encouraging. Mr. Whitney,
who was the Cleveland leader at Chica
go, felt a deep interest naturally in
providing the ways and means to pro
mote the election of the candidate he
had virtually nominated, and he took
charge of the financial plans, after
making a large investment to aid that
object from his private resources to
strengthen the faith of the rich men
who held back, and had shown little
concern for the fate of the contest.
Among the largest contributors to
that fund was J. J. Van Alen, a name
almost unknown among democrats,
who had taken no part in public af
fairs, was in no sense a politician, and
was only a nominal resident of the
country, az most of his life was passed
in England to whicli he is alleged to be
more devoted than the United States.
When it became known that Van
Alen had donated $40,000 for the cam
paign. and subsequently increased this
big subscription, the curious began to
inquire into the motive of such excep
tional liberality. Then his name was
associated with the mission to Italy,
and it was assumed he would lx; ap
poited to that post, which had not yet
been raised to an embassy. He had
procured recommendations from the
leaders in Rhode Island, in which
state lie has a house at Newport, and
being rich, utilizes his wealth for per
Mr. Cleveland is an inquisitive man
in campaign matters, and he could not
be ignorant of the subscription of Mr.
Van Alen, and of any others of import
ance. He did not know him person
ally, but he knew Mr. Whitney well
and he accepted his relations with Van
Alen as entirely satisfactory.
It is not claimed that there was any
direct bargain Whitney and Van Alen,
as they were too shrewd to enter into
a contract that might be exposed to the
injury of the ex-Secretary. But they
understood each other thoroughly with
out conditions. And it was easy for
Whitney to let Mr, Cleveland know his
wishes without any compromising cor
The failure to act early on Van Alen’s
application showed at the outset that
trouble was feared, but the vacancy
was kept open for future use, when it
was supposed the opposition would be
cooled and disappear. Meantime Italy
had followed the examples of England,
France and Germany, and Van Alen
was nominated to an embassy of a first
ciass instead of a second class mission
for which he had applied.
There is no other example in our his
tory where such an elevated position
has been conferred without the slight
est pretense of merit upon a man who
delights in British habits and customs,
and who is said to boast to his circle of
Anglo-maniacs of his success in that
society of cockneys and dudes. If ever
there was a mere snob such as Thacke
ray has described, here is a full grown
specimen, and equipped to the letter.
Is it any wonder the senate should
be indignant at this attempt to impose
a daring sham on the highest rank of
the diplomatic service? Reject him is
the word now.—Washington Sentinel.
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