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Vol. XV No. 49.
GORVAmiS, OREGON! JANUARY 24, 1903.
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THE FIRST BALLOT.
VOTES BADLY SCATTERED
1IRST DAY OF SENATORIAL
Took Place in Separate Hous9
Senate Voted Quickly'and Ad--,,
journed House Listened to ;
Salem, Or., Jan. 20. Thus did
the Oregon State legislature record
itself 90 the first ballot for United
States senator today. The ballots
were taken by the two branches sep
arately, beginning at noon. In the
eenate the prooees required only the
length of time necessiry for the
clerk to -call the roll. There were
no nominating speeches: As soon
as the result was announced the
senate adjourned. -
In the house 50 minutes was re
quired for completion of the ballot.
To the 28 votes recorded for Ful
ton add his own vote and his total
strength at thepresent time, is.. 29.
Geers 20 votes constitute practical?
ly the number, of votes expected,1
a nd the democratic strength of
Wood is all there. Multnomah
members, according to programme,
divided, but each voted fora Mult
Geer ...................... . ... . . . . . . 20
Wolverton . .
Staples. ....... .
No nominations were made in
the senate. President Brownell
announced that a ballot for 'United
States senator would be taken, and
directed the clerk to call the roll.
The result was aefo'lows: -
For Fulton Booth, Carter, Dim
mick, Kuykendall, Marsters, Band,
Smith of .Yamhill, Williamson,
Brownell 9, " , .
For Geer Croisan, Daly Farrar,
HoboOD, Hpwe, Johnston,' Mulkey,
For Wood Miller, Pierce, Smith
of Umatilla, Sweek, Wade, . Weh
For M. C. George Hunt, Mays,
Smith of Multnomah 3.
For H. L. Pittock Holman, Mc
Ginn, Myers 3.
.Several dajrs ago both the Fulton
and the Gaer; people had been
claiming Steiwer, but he was non
commital, and nobody could - pre
dict authoritatively what he would
do.. It Is understood that Senator
Steiwer regards the Mays law as
binding, and thinks ' its terms
should be complied with, find that
his vote was for Geer for this reas
on. -V ;'r-V:-. ' ' : ;
As predicted the Multnomah sen
ators divided, but each voted for a
Multnomah county man. Judge
M. C. George has long . been a favr
crite son, and has at previous legis
latures been the subject of compli
mentary votes. Tfce senators who
votedfor Henry L. Pittock are his
personal frier ds. ' : . ;i
Senator, Fulton wss not present
when the vote for senator was tak
en. '- '. V: V , A-
In the House , the ' detailed vote
was as follows: -. - r .- 4
Fulton Both, Carnahan Cor
nett, Edwards, Emmitt, Gault,
Pahh, Hale, Hansborough, Her
mann, Hines, Lafollett, Miles, Paul
son, Phelps," Purdy, Riddle, Spelly,
Harris 19. :
Geer Burge'es, Danneman, Da
vy, Ginn, Hayden, Hunteyf John
son, Judd, Kay, Simmons, Webster,
Wood Bilyeu,, ' Blakely, Bur
leigh, Cantrall, Claypool, Murphy,
Olwell, Bobbins, Test 12.
George Bailey, Fisher, Hutch
inson 3. - ; .. . , :
G. H. Williams Cobb, Hudson
2. - -
A. L. Mills Malarkey, Reed 2.
R. L. Glisan Banks 1.
Hewitt of Linn Eddy 1.
C. E. Wolverton Hawkins 1'.
C. H. Carey HodBon 1.
Binger Hermann Jones, of Lin-
col& 1- .',r-Hjr.: ;' ;
George W, Stapleton Jones, of
W' D- Fenton Nottingham 1.
H. J. Kundret Orton 1.
Total 60. . v
When Speaker Harris announced
thai balloting for United States sen
ator was in order, Davey demanded
that in accordance with the provi
sions of the Mays law, the vote cast
at the last general election 'be can
vassed. Speaker Harrison replied
that such action was unnecessary;
that he had in his possession an ab
stract of the vote referred to y-which
had been furnished by the secreta
ry of state, and that this covered
the ground. lavey then arose 'to
placa Geer's name in nomination.
He made a somewhat lenglhy and
flowery Bpeech, dwelling particular
ly on the alleged fact that the people
of Oregon had expressed in positive,
terms at the last general election
their preference for the Marion
county statesman. Hecalled at
tention also ta the fact that some
of ' the legislators now opposing
Geer's candidacy were most active
in promoting the " passage of the
Mays law at the last session. Phelps
of I Morrow and Umatilla made a
brifef speech placing : the name of
Fulton in nomin ition. ' "I wish to
nominate, " said; Phelps "a. man
who ; is . broad - enough and. large
enough to represent the; whole state
of Oregon." .
" Galloway, of Yamhill, nominat
ed C. E. S. Wood, of Multnomah.
Galloway created some amusement
byrdeclaring: "When presidential
electors are chosen they are expect
ed to carry out the will of the par
ty! It is eo with democratic sena
torial electors, but when' republi
cans choose senatorial electors, God
only knows what those electors will
"Galloway closed by declaring the
democrats could be depended upon
to vote Eolidly for wood.
Harris then appointed a commit
ted, composed f Kayw of Marion,
J3ne8, of Lincoln, and Olwell, of
JacksoDjto assist him in canvassing
the popular vote for senator. Upon
pre sntation ; of Jtheir ' report, ; the
speaker announced that balloting
would begin, and " directed the
clerk to call the roll. ; "
..... Generally the-result of the ballot
was as expected, but it developed
come interesting features. - For in
stance, Hahn, whose leaning no
body had been able to find out, vot
ed for Fulton; whether he will pur
sue this course throughout, remains
to he seen. Huntley of Clackamas,
who had all along been claimed for
Fulton, voted for Geer, while Haw
kins, of Polk, who had been count
ed for Geer, voted for C. E. Wolv
erton. Jones, of Lincoln and Polk,
who had . been claimed for Geer,
voted for Binger Hermann, and
Miles, of Yamhill, who had been
counted in the Geer column, voted
for Fulton. Gill (rep.) of Multno
mah, voted for..-Wood (dem. ), but
his course is without significance,
as the Multnomah delegation, had
agreed to cast complimentary votes
for whomsoever themembera , might
choose. - ; . :
' Salem, Or., Jan. 21 Three ad
ditional vote9 to Fulton and ; the
los? to Gaer of two is the story of
today's ballot in joint convention
for United States Senator. Tha
Fulton accessions were Representa
tives Huntley and Webster , of
Clackamas and : Representative
Eddy , of Tillamook. "The Tesult
had been fully anticipated, and so
there was no. great surprise when
Eddy rose and in an effective speech
attacked the Geer contention that
he was entitled to the vote, of all
Republicans becaus9 ; he was the
people's choica, and then placed the
Clatsop County candidate in nomi
nation. It has, as statad, been well
understood that the two Clackamas
county legislators have been for
Mr Fulton, and that their- initial
vote for Geer was complimentary
only. ' " . " .
,; The result was: Fulton 31 Geer
iS.MVood - Dam. I7 Pittock 4.
George 5; scattering 11, absent .
The joint convention was marked
by a- superabundance of oratory.
Formal nominating speeches were
made in behalf of the several candi:
dates, and the big lobby gave the
usual demonstrations of approval
when telling points were Bc"ored..
The contention lasted more than
an hour, and the members were
impatient to go long" before , it was
ended. They expected no election
and real developments, - and were
loo anxious to get the 'work done.
TWO SENATES AND TWO HOUSES
IN COLORADO LEGISLATURE.
Trouble is Over the Senatorial Ej
ection, No Promise of Solution
-Stone Elected in M'ssauri
Elections in Other States.
Denver, Jan. 21. There were ru
mors of war and plemy of warlike
preparations at the State House to-
night. Early in the evening" the
story gained currency that a body
01 armea men was nioaen some
where in the State House with the
purpose of seizing the chamber of
the House of representatives some
time during the night and holding
it in tne intereats oi one of the sen
aterial candidates. The 'House
chamber has heretofore been guard
ed by three or four men and early
this morning ladders are .said to
have been found in one of the side
corridors reaching to a window
communicating with the House
gallery. - - -
It is al9o,said that half a, dozen
unknown men were in the vicinity,
of the ladders, who ran when:, dis
covered. - This incident gave color
to the rumor of an intended armed
attack upon the charrber tonight.
To guard against such a contingen
cy, Sergeant-at-Arms placed 30
armed men under charge of Assist
ant Sergeant-at-Arms Sherman Bell
who was a member of Roosevelt's
Rough Riders, in the chamber with
instructions to protect it at all haz
ards. Shotguns and large calibre
revolvers are very much in evidence
and it is not thought likely that a
capture will be attempted, even if
it were planned. - n
The democratic members of the
senate are still in session, although
most of them went too sleep upon
cots early in the evening. They
are protected by perhaps a score of
policemen and deputy sheriffs.
Denver, Jan. 21. A joint session
of the two branches of the general
assembly for the election of a Unit
ed States Senator was held today,
but only democratic members par
ticipated and there was no election.
After concurring in adjournment of
the House until 2 o'clock Friday,
the democratic "representatives pro
ceeded to the senate chambei,
where the joint session was called
to order by Senator Adams, presi
dent pro tern, of the senate.
There were present 2b senators
and 25 representatives, a total of
51, which is the number required
to elect a Benator. Three republi
can senators were in the chamber
during the session, but withdrew
before the ballot was taken. " Sen
ator Theodere McGuire.a democrat,
also retired after the joint eeesion
bad refused to excuse him from
voting, leaving only , 50 members
present. Several members objected
to the proceedings on : the ground
that the joint session was ; irregular
and, five democrats besides Mc
Guire refused to vote for senator.
On the joint ballot 45 votes were
cast, all being for Henry M. Teller.
The joint session then adjourned
until noon tomorrow.
- The republican leaders claim that
any action the joint session may
take is illegal and invallid, as the
House had adjourned..
Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 51. Six
ballots were taken tonight by the
democratic senatorial caucus, with
out breaking the deadlock. Over
man is still oh the lead. The joint
ballot of the two houses was held
today. Eighty-four democrats were
voted for on complimentary ballots,
The full republican strength went
to Senator Peter C. Pritchard. .
Jefferson City, Mo, Jan. 21. The
general assembly met in joint ses
sion today and formerly declared
former Governor William J. Stone
elected United States senator to
succeed Hon. George G. Vest, whose
term will expire next march. In
honor of Mr. Vest, who has been a
member of the national body since
1879, a salute of 13 guns was then
fired. ' , "
Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 21. The
legislature, in joint assembly, today
elected ex-Governor Clarke to suc
ceed Senator J. K. - Jones, in the
United States Senate. The vote
was: Clarke, 70; Jones, 55; Remett
Djnver, Jan. 19. Although two
organized senates were in session in
the senate chamber - and two score
or more police officers and deputy
sheriffs occupied the lobbies and
cloakrooms, peaceful air prevailed
at midnight and there seemed no
likelihood of a clash for the pres
ent. There are rumors that the
governor has been asked to sand
troops to the state house - to take
possession of the senate chamber,
but they could not be confirmed. -
The excitement began in the
House of representatives this morn
mi', nunir lxfin n 1 rat. 1, 1 1 1 1 1 'i 1 r r ri 11 i.mh
ing, wnenjtae elections committee,
I. to whicFhad been rafarrfid nnntnsfa
involving the seats of all the 33
democrats who held certificates of
election, reported. .There were two
reports. One, Bigned by four "repub
lican members of the committee.
favored the unseating of six -democrats,
another, signed'by the four
democratic members of the commit
tee, was against the unseating of
any. The first-named report wad
the one which prevailed, and ac
cording to its provisions, four dem
ocrats representing districts of
which this (Arapahoe) county forma
a part were unseated and the repub
lican contestants were given their
laces.. Two. representatives from
as Animas county were also un
seated and republicans seated. This
gave the republicans a majority of
two on joint ballot. Tha House
then adjourned until 10 o'clock to
As soon as the adjournment of
the House was announced the sen
ate which had been in session all
day behind closed doors, admitted
none but the members and employ
es and the reporters, began busi
ness. Rumors had been current
that the republicans had formed a
plan to capture the senate chamber
and the chief of police s?nt thirty
five men in citizens' clothes and
the sheriff sent a force of deputies
to prevent such action. No move
of that kind was made, however.
The elections committee present
ed a report on some of the contests.
Under the new rules adopted by
the senate, this report could be vot
ed on at once. Lieutenant-Governor
Haggott, howeverr declined to
recognize the rule and refused to
submit a motion for its adoption.
The secretary of the senate was
then called upon to put the ques
tion. During the confusion which
ensued a -majority , report by tha
republican members of the elections
committee was submitted and de
clared adopted by the lieutenant
governor. The report unseated eight
democratic senators, giving their
places to the repnblican contestants.
Word was at once sent to the con
testant candidates and, although
the doorkeepers would not admit
them to the chamber, they took the
oath of office before a notary pub-
lie. " .-
from this time, the lieutenant
governor refused to recognize any.
democratic senator. He appointed
a new secretary, and it was an
nounced that the old organization
would not be recognized. Senator
W. Hr Adams, president pro tern, :
took his place at the' side of the
lieutenant governor and the demo
cratic members proceeded with business.-
The report of the elections
committee dismissing the - contests
against democratic senators was
adopted and two republican sena
tors were dspla ed by democrats.
This served to offset the aotion of
the houee by restoring the demo
cratic majority on joint ballot.
The democratic senators declared
seated" were then introduced and the
oath was administered by Justice
Gabbert, of the supreme court. It was
then given outiihat' no further ac-.
tion would be taken by the demo
cratic senators at present. .It was,
however, decided by both sides to
remain in the senate chamber dur
ing the night. - -
No personal feeling was shown
- Jy the senators at any time, the
presiding officers chatting together
in the most friendly manner. Lunch
was served in the chamber.
There are still 14 contests before
the House and nine in the eenate.
It is thought more than likely that
more members of both houses will
be thrown out tomorrow and the
probability seems to be that there
will be two legislatures in session
A move was put on foot tonight
to compromise on an agreement to
elect no United States senator, but.
no information could be obtained
as to how strong it was.