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Witness to the Young Republic: A Yankee's Journal, 1828-1870 Paperback – June 15, 1989
"The Most Wanted Man in China" by Fang Lizhi
My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State | Check out "The Most Wanted Man in China".
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- Jason H. Silverman, Winthrop Coll . , Rock Hill, S.C.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"... During Thursday another of those scenes, so disgraceful to the House of Representavies, occurred in that body. Mr. Wise had made some remarks to which Mr. Stanly alluded in a manner that W. thought malevolent & unkind. He went to Mr. Stanly's seat to remonstrate with him when angry words passed between them, and Wise, as he says in his statement to the Committee, since called Stanly "a mean, contemptible puppy and miserable wretch," to which Stanly replied[.] "You are a liar," when Wise struck him, and fight instantly ensued ...The Speaker crying at the entent of his voice[.] "Order - order - order," exclamations from the crowd of "Damn him[,] down with him" -"Where are your Bowie knives"--"Knock him down," etc. Mr. Clarke, the Clerk of the House, seized the mace & went into the midst of the melee & exclaimed[,] "Gentlemen, respect the symbol of authority, respect yourselves." Mr. Arnold & Mr. W. O. Butler of Ky. Were seen in violent personal contest, & Mr. Houston of Ala. Held an uplifted cane over Mr. Arnold's head, which some member arrested in its descent, & thus, probably saved Mr. A. a bloody coxcomb. In two or three minutes order was restored, mainly, I believe, by the exertions of Dixon H.Read more ›