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THE NOISE OF BATTLE S
Mutterings of the Coming Session
Heard at the Capital.
WILL ECONOMY BE THE WATCHWORD
Forecast o the Organization Facts
Aliout the Senatorial Flfflit Sal
aries for Stale Officers.
SALEM. Jan. S. Salem Is unusually
quiet for a time only five days away from
a legislative session. The usual inroad
of new members looking: up stopping
places, making the acquaintance of the
statehouse, and caucusing among them
selves over their pet measures, is notice
ably lacking. Nobody seems to have a bill
ready, and there are many more members
In Portland than here. The dwellers in
the capital city are not, however, at all
perturbed by this apparently barren out
look. To them it is only the calm before
an unusualy vehement storm of boarders
and lodgers, generous-minded lobbyists,
social functions without number, and,
dearest of all, the less sensational but
more substantial sections of appropriation
bills which carry their perpetual benedic
tion during the two years of Interregnum.
Cruel disappointment is In store for
some one. For while thf campaign and
election justify an expectation that econ
omy Is to be the watchword of the ses
sion, there is a prevailing impression here
that economy Is well enough in its way
as a campaign cry, but that once here "in
the swim," tha legislators will "cut loose"
In some sort of reckless fashion and vote,
each for the other's raid on the treasury,
in the form of sectional appropriations, or
the perpetuation of commissions now in
office or the creation of new ones. There
is a humiliating prevalence of opinion that
much money will be spent during the
session, from the senatorial light down
through all the varied projects of lobby
ists. But talk of this kind is always in the
air, and its promoters are likely to be the
disappointed ones. The business interests
of the state are not those which do the
most talking, and it Is well known that
they have had a good deal to do with the
election of the legislature. It can be
stated, authentically, that the republican
leaders recognize the force of the situ
ation; which is, that the party's burden
of responsibility and its opportunity alike
lie along the line of reduction of the public
expenses. The piuning-knlfe will be
sharpened up for every department of the
state administration. Tet, at no point
will this programme escape opposition of
an active and organized kind. No office
will be abolished without having to over
come a strong effort to retain it. The task
of retrenchment will be a thankless and
an arduous one; yet Its necessity is none
the less apparent, and the party advant
age of its successful achievement is as
promising asfailure. would bepregnantfareeU' messageTiSse 'Cli
with discredit and disaster: The'reaubli
can party in Oregon may now commend
itself to the business interests of the
state by lightening their burdens, or it
may fall to do this and incure the merited
odium of the taxpayers. This will have
to be made clear to the rank and file of
the party, and it seems certain that the
leaders are strong enough to force its rec
ognition and bring about the desired re
sult. As to the organization of the legislature,
almost everything appears to be a fore
gone conclusion. Nobody has yet had the
temerity to offer himself for president of
the senate in opposition to the acknowl
edged proper man for the place, Joseph
Simon. It was a wise choice that first
mentioned him for the senate early last
spring, for a strong and capable person
ality was never more needed for deter
mined and fearless work. The republican
caucus, which comprises 39 out of the 20
senators, will decided upon him the first
thing Monday morning. It will also agree
upon chief clerk, and this will likely be
Walter Sinclair, of Coos county, formerly
a member of the state senate, and a man
of many friends, especially among the
senators. C. B. Crosno, of Lincoln county,
has the strongest following for sergeant-at-arms.
He sat in the last senate, rep
resenting Benton county, then inclusive
of Lincoln. J. B. Huntington, the silver
tongued orator from Harney valley, and
"Press" M. Worthington, of Umatilla, are
out for the reading clerkship.
The 53 republican members of the house
will have more of a struggle to decide
on the presiding officer of that body. The
candidates for the speakership are Charles
B. Moores, of Marion county; J. A.
Wright, of Union, and C A. Sehlbrede, of
Roseburg. Mocres served with distinction
as Governor Moody's private secretary.
Wright made a good record as chairman
of the ways and means committee in the
last house. He was a candidate for the
speakership two years ago, but withdrew,
it was understood, in favor of Keady.
Sehlbrede is a very popular man in South
ern Oregon. The speakership contest pos
sesses the merit of being friendly and
dignified. O. P. Miller Is making a strong
canvas for the chief clerkship of the
house. He has served in similar capacities
before, and a more accommodating man
never lived. S. A. Durham, of Washing
ton county, appears to have the inside
track for the position of sergeant-at-arms
of the house. He is a brother of Banker
R. L. Durham and Lawyer George H.
Durham, of Portland, and achieved fame
as the author of the Durham ballot act,
which was deftly transformed into smither
eens by a gubernatorial act. It Is under
stood that Glen O. Holman would not
decline the post of reading clerk for the
house. Glen is a statesman of retiring dis
position and an attorney-at-law of un
questioned powers of voice.
A joint caucus for the United States
senate nomination seems to be on the
1 earns, me impression mat Fulton's
friends would resist it is now freely dis
credited. It is clear that the opposition
to Dolph is Fulton. Everybody knows
that Judge Lord's name has never been
mentioned In connection with the office
In sincerity, never mentioned except for
mischief-making. Everybody knows that
Tongue has an understanding with Ful
ton. Of course, this means that the op
position to Dolph will concentrate on Ful
ton. All talk about a compromise candi-
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
ra a y an25
I date is misleading.' There is no compro- 1
mlse to be made. Any one who will not
ote for Dolph can go, to Fulton. No one
inimical to Dolph can ask for anything
more than Fulton. When a man says:
"It may be this or that, or the other man,
but it will not be Dolph." he simply means
Fulton. The opposition to Dolph is not an
aimless, fatherless, "impersonal something
sprung from nothing It is active, per
sonal, organized, aggressive. That is, it
is Fulton. Fulton'sffrjends claim 41 votes
in the caucus, 37 being necessary to a
choice. The friends of Senator Dolph do
not concede mere th'an 20 votes. The sen
atorial caucus will get together about
Thursday night I
The United States senator, it is pro
vided by the statutes, is to be elected
the second Tuesday after organization is
effected. If the organization is effected
the first day the vole will accordingly be"
taken on the 22d instant, If the speaker
ship contest should put over the organiza
tion of the bouse, tie-delay would set the
senatorial election on the 29th. On that
day an election isheld in each house
separately. If an election is had in each
house, then the two' nouses meet in joint
session, canvas the', vote and declare the
result. If an election is not the result
of the separate balloting the first day,
the joint session continues, for the pur
pose of balloting, until an election is had.
An Important branch of legislation will
be the proposed substitution of salaries
for fees in the statetpffice3. No doubt a
number of schemes will be offered in this
direction, some of which will require
amendments of the constitution. One at
last Is in process, of preparation which
may be outlined ast follows: The governor
to receive $5000 a year; the secretary of
state, $1000; the judges of the supreme
court, $4000; the treasurer, $4000; the state
printer, $4000. Also all fees now paid to
the secretary of state to be paid to the
state treasurer and. made into a salary
fund, out of which salaries to be paid, the
deficiency, if any, to be taken from the
general fund. Those who claim to "know
maintain that the fees received by the
secretary of state and state treasurer for
some years past would be sufficient to
pay all the state salaries during that
time. These salaries, of course, it is con
templated, would be fixed, and no addi
tional compensation would be permitted.
Thus, the governor now receives a nomi
nal salary of $1500 a year. But for other
duties the legislature has voted added
compensation, so that It is figured that
Governor Pennoyer has received about
$3750 a year. The secretary of state has
been receiving fees and compensation
which It is claimed amount to over $20,
000 a year; and nobody has had any means
of knowing what the state treasurer has
received. Allied with this project Is one
of making depositories of state and coun
ty funds, as a precaution against scan
dals, although it may be and should be
said to the credit of the state officials,
that no such scandal has arisen in con
nection with their offices.
Inauguration day should come about
Wednesday. Officers other than the gov
ernor go in the first day of the session.
The legislature mus canvass the vote
for governor and declare it, This is gen
erally done Tuesday Then the governors
are notified that theeglslaturels ready
iu Receive inem.jjrennoyer .wJrearicnis
minister the oath of 'office to Judge Lord,
who will deliver his inaugural.
The senate consists of 19 republicans, 8
democrats (7 being holdovers) and threa
populists. The house has 53 republicans
and 7 populists: Lane county again, as in
1833, heads the roll call in each house.
There are two Smiths In the senate and
lour in the house, these being the only
instances of like names.
A bill will be Introduced, and fathered
by the State Bar Association, providing
for the codification of the statues. It
will contemplate the compilation by two
lawyers of high standing, to serve with
out pay; allowance being made for the
One bill, and probably two, will be In
troduced, availing the state of the Carey
arid land law.
NOT THE BEST OF FEELING
Judge Edgerton and Judge Dandy
Exchange Some Sharp Letters.
LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 8. Some sharp
correspondence has passed between Judge
Edgerton, who recently came to Little
Rock from Sioux City to preside over the
federal district court during the absence
of Judge Williams, and Judge Dundy, of
Omaha, who was assigned to Judge Edg
erton's court That the correspondence
has been made public was not known to
Edgerton until his arrival here this morn
ing from New Orleans. He found on his
desk a Deadwood paper containing the
correspondence, which has been given out
by Judge Dundy. The epistle is dated Lit
tle Rock. December 18, 1892, and signed A.
J. Edgerton, in which Judge Dundy is
criticised for adjourning court at Dead
wood without giving Judge Edgetron no
tice. The latter concludes:
"You seem to have a determination to
annoy me In any possible way and take
advice of and follow the directions of my
enemies. When I asked for your assign
ment to aid me in holding the terms of
court at Deadwood (but not to supplant
and displace me), I thought you a consid
erate and honorable gentleman. I shall
be glad when the term of your assignment
Judge Dundy replied, under date of
Deadwood, December 25:
"The product is a most remarkable one.
As it Is signed by A. J. Edgerton, judge,
I suppose it must be treated as a judicial
order, judgment or decree. Otherwise you
might think some Intention of annoying
you. But on honor I must say that had
you not signed It as judge I should feel
like treating it the same as I do such pro
ductions emanating from other cranks;
and after looking over the decree care
fully, I have concluded that you are suf
fering more from mental infirmity than
jou are from physical disability. Because
of this conclusion, it may be that I ought
not to write you at all until I have some
evidence of the fact that you have a lucid
Judge Edgerton appeared to be some
what worried after reading what had
"I decline to make a statement, for the
same reason as Judge Caldwell, when
Judge Dundy attacked him nearly two
years ago, that it was unbecoming a judge
to descend to such altercations," said
Judge Edgerton. "I will send the news
paper containing the correspondence to
Latest U. S. Gov't Food Report
ALLITERATION i T
Administration Characterized as
"Brains, Belly and Brass."
SIBLEY CREATES EXCITEMENT
Senator Palmer Defends the Presi
dent's Course in the Hawaiian.
Matter on. Lodge's Resolution.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. General debate
on the currency and banking bill, accord
ing to the common understanding, was
concluded with the adjournment of the
house this afternoon, and the last day was
marked with a most sensational speech.
Mr. Sibley, a democrat of Pennsylvania,
opened the session's debate with an at
tack upon the president, which exceeded
in the character of its description of the
chief executive anything that has been
heard on the flcor.
The first business was a resolution
from the committee on rules authorizing
the appropriations committee to insert a
clause in the sundry civil appropriation
bill authorizing the transfer of the mili
tary prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.,
from the jurisdiction of the war depart
ment to the department of justice. Op
position was made by Broderick, rep., of
Kansas, who asserted the question haa
been before the military committee, and
contended the house was entitled to a report
on the propose change, for which he saw
no reason. The plan was explained by
Curtis, rep., of New York, who contended
soldiers sent to the prison for minor of
fenses were subjected to evil associa
tions. The resolution, after some debate,
was adopted 156 to 125. Debate on the
currency bill being resumed, Beltzhoover,
dem., of Pennsylvania, gave notice of an
amendment. It proposes a section to
enable the secretary of the treasury to
fund the treasury notes, which may re
main in circulation after August 1, 1S95,
which were issued under the act of Feb
ruary 25, 1869; July 11, 1862; March 3, 1863,
and July 14, 1890, by issuing bonds to an
amount not exceeding $500,000,000, to be re
deemable at the pleasure of the United
States after five years, and payable 25
years from date with interest at 3 per
cent, payable semi-annually in gold. The
bonds are to be of such denominations of
not less than $50, as the secertary may de
termine, and to be sold at not less than
par for gold or for treasury notes.
The members flocked around Sibley,
dem., of Pennsylvania, when he began a
characteristic address against the bill.
He was applauded. He said: "If ever a
rebuke was needed for one who has at
tempted to trample down the prerogatives
of the people, it is needed for him who
has attempted to usurp this entire gov
ernment to himself. The time has come
when there should be something more
than brains, beUy and brass to this'gov
eminent." He referred to George IH,
and said Jiffed been given out that any.
cur the displeasure of the kings. Four
days after the repeal of the Sherman act
members had told him they had been
promised revenue collectorships if they
would vote for repeal.
"The gentleman makes a very broad
assertion," said Coombs, dem., of New
York, and asked Sibley to mention names.
"I went three days ago to a member
and asked him to allow me the privi
lege of calling him up here," replied Sib
ley. He said, 'Mr. Sibley, you will place
me In a bad position with my Constitu
ents,' but" continued Sibley, "within 10
feet of me sits a man who heard him
make the statement that he had been
offered federal offices for his vote."
"But do you consider it fair," asked
Coombs, with a perceptible tremor in
his voice, "to make so grave a charge
against the administration and not give
the names and places in order to permit
"Every man Is the guardian of his own
conscience," declared Sibley, "already
padlocks have been on my lips too long,
and I intend to throw them off."
"When were the padlocks put on your
lips?" interjected Outhwaite, dem.,
of Ohio. There was great confusion and
excitement foil owing the question.
"I have not thrown them off before,"
continued Sibley, "because I hoped to see
the administration redeem its promises,
and I did not wish to utter a rebuke when
there was the hope of an honest perform
Outhwaite had pushed forward and
again uttered the question: "Who put
padlocks on your lips?"
Sibley hesitated a moment, and with in
creased earnestness said: "Let me tell
the gentleman, I am not talking today
with men who believe in going to hell
in a handcar instead of heaven support
ed by the truth. Let me tell him also that
I am not addressing men who believe more
in a bob-tall flush than a contrite heart."
A shout of applause and laughter greet
ed this statement.
Sibley proceeded to relate the experience
of Dionysius, when he was again inter
rupted by Outhwaite.
"Was it Dionysius who put a padlock
on your lips?"
Sibley made no reply and proceeded to
address himself to the details of the pend
Mr. Sibley was frequently interrupted
by hisses, and when he demurred from an
swering he said his time would not be ex
tended, although "not a man who spoke
in favor of the gold trust of the world but
was not given unlimited time." Pence of
Colorado asked that he be permitted to
finish, but Outhwaite objected. Sibley
"We saw your distinguished executive
after the election of 1832 hie himself away
for a recreation. Where on earth did he
go? To the classic shoes of Hog island.
The Bible says that, when they are set
at liberty, each man will go to his own
place. Where did he go? To Buzzard's
bay. And ever since the old ship of state
has been bumping her nose into Hog
Island and foundering in the waters of
Buzzard's bay, with prosperity but a
cable's length away."
There was a panic being precipitated
by the vultures of the banks, Mr. Sibley
shouted, beside which the last panic was
a gentle zephyr to a shrieking cyclone.
He had figures, which he had prepared
last June, and which, at the solicitation
of friends, he had refrained from using,
showing that banks and trusts could not
pay 80 cents on the dollar. The adminis
tration had so carried out the declaration
that the parity of all kinds of money
would be maintained, that all other kinds
but gold had become mere promissory
notes for payment of the gold. Speaking
of his democratic principles, Mr. Sibley
said that if he got into what he supposed
was a mahogany wagon and found it was
veneered basswood being driven over a
rocky road by an inexperienced driver, he
would jump out, and would not care much
where he landed. He drew a picturesque
sketch of democrats sitting around ban
quet halls tonight worshipping at the
shrine of Andrew Jackson and talking
theories as different from his as the
throne of hades is different from the
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Jackson's spirit were to appear, it would,
he concluded, kick over the table and ban
ish those apostles in disgust.
Cox, of Tennessee, followed with a care
ful argument in favor of the bill. Stone,
of Pennsylvania, did not think the pend
ing bill would relieve the treasury situa
tion, not did he In fact believe the retire
ment of all greenbacks and treasury notes
would check the demand. Johnson, of
Ohio, followed with a caustic speech in
opposition to the measure. He said he
thought he owed an apology to the public
for speaking against a bill which was
as dead as this was. He denied that this
bill was designed to take the government
out of the banking business, and assert
ed no bill could be devised for sound cur
rency issues which would not place them
under the government supervision
and In effect make them alter
nately redeemable by the govern
ment. It was the office of the government
to furnish money. This bill proposed to
confer on banks without limit a right that
could only be conferred on a monopoly.
It gave them a monopoly, or it was a
failure. He attempted to demonstrate
that the bill would confer the same mo
nopoly on banks that the Bank of England
and the Bank of France had. This was
true, he said, because the greenbacks and
treasury notes on which circulation could
be taken out were limited in number.
There were but 5475,000,000 of these notes.
When they were deposited for circula
tion, the monopoly would be complete.
Johnson sketched a scheme by which a
dishonest man, entirely within the terms
of this bill, could make $52,500 in two
weeks by starting a bank.
"Could that not be done under the pres
ent law?" asked Springer.
"No, sir," replied Johnson, "because he
must deposit $114,000 worth of bonds to
get $90,000 in circulation."
"Could not the Canadian banks perpe
trate the same frauds?" asked Springer,
returning to the assault.
"No," replied Johnson, "because the
Canadian system is a government mo
nopoly." Morse, of Massachusetts, made a brief
speech in opposition to the bill, and then
Bland, the leader of the silver democrats
of the house, took a stand against it. He
spoke with great feeling. This bill, he
declared, was an attempt to temporize
with a great people. He called attention
to the democratic platform of 1S92, the
pledge to settle definite questions on lines
of bimetallism. He traced the course of
those whom he alleged were carrying out
a conspiracy, first the repeal of the sil
ver purchase law, and now the consumma
tion of their, plans. Bland predicted if this
bill became a law, the greenbacks would
disappear and to secure the gold standard,
they would be entirely eliminated. In
conclusion, Bland protested against the
bill "in the name of outraged democracy."
"Neither this house nor this adminis
tration is the democratic party," said -he,
"and I appeal to the masses of the dem
ocracy to reorganize on the lines of the
principles of Jefferson and Jackson."
Coffeen, of Wyoming, concluded the de
bate for the day in opposition and the
house took a recess until 8 o'clock, when,
under special order,, the bill prepared by
thefoensionl'eoinmlttee' for the modiflca-
PAMIEE. IS SARCASTIC.
He Thinks LodgcVi Hawaiian Reso
lution Is Impertinent.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. The speech of
Senator Palmer in opposition to the Lodge
resolution as to the withdrawal of Ameri
can vessels of war from the Hawaiian
Islands, was the only matter of much in
terest in the senate today. The Illinois
senator has the faculty of expressing his
ideas in terse and vigorous language, and
his speech today bristled with sharp and
pointed sayings; thus, after arguing that
it was absurd for the senate to demand
reasons for the president's actions, unless
it had also the right to compel an answer,
he declared that organized curiosity was
often simply organized impertinence, and
he asserted that the president was main
taining the most rigorous policy of non
intervention in the affairs of the Hawaiian
islands. As to the existing government in
those islands, he said it was infinite im
pudence to characterize it as a republic.
It was an aristocracy based on wealth.
Just as Senator Aldrich had got the floor
to criticize the president's recent utter
ances, the morning hour expired and the
resolution lost its place of precedence, and
was again remitted to the calendar. A
resolution was agreed to calling on the
president for reports and documents relat
ing to the enforcement of the sealing reg
ulations and to the claims of the British
government on account of seizures of seal
ing vessels in Behnng sea. Tne confer
ence report on the military academy ap
prlation bill was agreed to. The remain
der of the day session was devoted to the
delivery of eulogies on the late Senator
Alfred H. Colquitt, of Georgia. The sen
ate adjourned at 3:40 P. M.
THE CANAL BILL.
The Prolonged Debate Forces Other
UusInesH to Wait.
WASHINGTON, Jan. S.-,There is going
to be some Impatience in the senate on
the part of the champions of other bills
over the prolonged debate on the Nicar
agua canal bill. The advocates of the
bankruptcy bill are growing especially
solicitous. It is rumored today that Sen
ator George, who has the bankruptcy bill
in his keeping, would soon attempt to havo
it taken up, even if in doing so he would
have to ask that the Nicaragua bill be
unplaced. Mr. George pronounced this
rumor as without foundation, but ad
mitted that he had been disappointed that
the debate on the canal bill had continued
for such a length of time. He said it had
been understood, when the order of con
sideration had been agreed on, that debate
on the canal bill would not continue to
exceed six days. Senator Morgan said, at
the close of the session, that he did not
think there would be a great many more
speeches, and he believed two more days
would bring the debate to a close if it
could continue without interruption. Mr.
George expects to encounter considerable
opposition to the bankruptcy bill. It Is
understood that the advocates of the Terry
bill will oppose the pending bill. The
fight will be in a general way between
the advocates of voluntary bankruptcy
and those of involuntary bankruptcy.
To Protect Postal Emplojcs.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. Senator Lodge
Introduced a bill today making it unlawful
to remove, or to require the resignation
of, any letter-carrier, postoffice clerk or
railroad postal clerk, except when arrested
for crime, until written charges are pre
ferred and have been acted on by the post
Glnd to See the Czar.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. Ex-Speaker
Reed appeared In the house today for the
first time since the holiday recess, and
was congratulated by his associates. Ow
ing to an injury to his foot. Reed remained
in his seat while receiving and replying
to the felicitations cf his friends
The- Great General Talks.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. General Coxey
appeared before the house subcommittee
on ways and means today in support of
his good roads and nonlnterest-bearlng
bonds bills. He made a rambling harangue.
THE CONTEST PLANNED
California Republicans Are Pre
paring to Oppose Budd.
THEY ARE Y0RKING IN SECRET
The Anniversary of Jackson's Vie-.
tory at Xevr Orleans Celebrated
by Democrats in the East.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. S. There is every
probability that before tomorrow night
the republican members of the legisla
ture will have declared their intentions,
and that Governor-elect Budd will know
wnat opposition he will encounter in or
der to become governor. The republicans
of the assembly had two caucuses to
day, at which a concurrent resolution,
providing for the appointment of a non
partisan committee of five members from
each house to investigate the recent gu
bernatorial election, and providing also
that Budd be prevented from taking the
oath of office, pending such Investigation,
was considered. At the morning caucus,
this resolution was knocked out by an ad
journment by a vote of 43 to 9. In the
afternoon caucus, the assemblymen ap
pointed a committee to urge the repub
licans to enter a joint caucus to be held
tomorrow for the purpose of taking final
action on the gubernatorial quest'on. A
resolution that the vote for governor bo
canvassed was voted down. The republi
cans in the senate also voted down a
similar resolution. Thus far, the legisla
ture has transacted no business beyond
the appointment of employes.
The republican senators were in caucus
tonight from 8 o'clock until 10. They
were waited upon by Powers, Thomas and
Phelps, the committee from the assembly
caucus. The consultation lasted over half
an hour. When the three members from
the assembly withdrew, George C. Ross,
of Redwood City, and Edward J. Taylor,
of Alameda, members of the sub-committee
appointed by the republican state cen
tral committee to inaugurate a contest,
were called before the caucus. They were
in the caucus-room an hour, and ex
plained in detail the method by which they
proposed to contest the election of Budd.
They presented their proposed bill under
which the vote of San Francisco could be
thrown out, in the event of a hurried
legislative investigation, as proposed in
the Phelps' resolution, and a report that
fraud had been perpetrated, and asked
that the proposed law be enacted. Soon
after the withdrawal of Ross and Tay
lor, the caucus adjourned. The partici
pants were pledged to secrecy.
It became known soon afterward, how
ever, that the plan of the republican
assemblymen for a joint caucus at noon
tomorrow was not accepted. The senatora
argued that at the time proposed, the
senate would probably be listening to the
HreadingofiGoxernor Markham's message.
It was suggested, however, that thesen
ators wou"id consider a request for a
joint caucus some time-Thursday. It can
not be learned tonight that any action be
yond this was actually taken, but tho
Budd men are feeling better.
They declare that the plan of contest
has been abandoned, and that the re
fusal of the senate caucus to take ac
tion was a practical surrender. Galvin
McNabb, of San Francisco, who is a close
friend of Budd and was with the governor-elect
tonight, declared, at a late hour,
that the republicans had agreed to per
mit the vote for governor and lieutenant
governor to be canvassed and published at
a joint session of the house and senate, to
be held at 2 o'clock Thursday, and that
this agreement would be made known to
morrow. He had it from Timothy Guy
Phelps, he said, that the plan of contest
had been abandoned, and that Budd would
probably be inaugurated Friday. Not
withstanding these assertions, Lawyers
Ross and Taylor declare that their fight
has not been lost.
Proceedings of the Senate.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 8. The senate met
at noon. Nominees of the republican cau
cus were elected and installed in office
and a committee appointed to wait upon
the assembly and governor and announce
that the senate was ready for the transac
tion of business. Seawell offered a reso
lution that when the senate adjourn it
be to meet at 2 P. M., In joint convention
with the assembly for the purpose of
opening and publishing the election re
turns. Voorhles, evidently desiring to pre
vent the organization of the two houses
for business, moved to lay this motion on
the table. The democrats, who are anx
ious to have the vote for governor offi
cially declared, urged the adoption of Sea
well's resolution. It was laid on the
table, however, by a vote of 22 to 17, all
the democrats voting no. On motion of
Hart, rep., the senate then adjourned
until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The Senatorial Contest.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 8. The senatorial
contest between the forces of Perkins and
De Young is still being waged under
cover. There is an unusual dearth of sen
atorial talk among the legislators. It 13
generally conceded tonight, however, that
the Perkins men have failed in their
efforts to force a senatorial caucus tomor
row night or Thursday. They have not
secured the necessary signatures, and the
caucus plan seem3 to have been tempo
rarily dropped. The appearance here of
the two leading candidates for senatorial
honors is eagerly awaited.
"WAITE'S SUCCESSOR. .
Innugnrnl Add rets of Governor Mo
Intyre, of Colorado.
DENVER, Jan. 8. Governor Mclntyre
was inaugurated at noon today. The cer
emonies, which were very simple, were
held in the Tabor opera-house before a
large audience. The oath was adminis
tered to Governor Mclntyre by Chief Jus
tice Hayt- The governor's inaugural ad
dress was devoted chiefly to state topics.
He recommended strict economy, and sug
gested many reforms in the management
of state institutions. He advised steps to
replace the outstanding excess of war
rants with bonds; recommended the con
struction of reservcira out of the internal
improvement fund for the purpose of
storing water for irrigation. Legislation
was suggested to ccmpel coal companies
to pay wages in cash Instead of scrip: to
stop the sale of real estate on trust deeds
without foreclosure proceedings, and to
prevent injustice to debtors under attach
ment laws. The governor called atten
tion to the fact that the present laws are
inadequate to suppress gambling in the
smaller town3, and suggested legislation
with that end in view. On the subject of
railways the governor said: "If it be the
fact, which can be ascertained by investi
gation, that unjust discrimination is wil
fully practiced by railway corporations,
subject to legislative control, in this
state, then legislation should be enacted
to prevent it, and such legislation should
be wise, just and effective." The governor
pronounced equal suffrage a success. In
conclusion he said; "We do not expect