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THE SENATE -WORKS
But the House Is Beating the
- Record on Talking.
A SENATORIAL CAUCUS TONIGHT
Many Bills Introduced, as "Well s
Resolutions to Investigate Each
Stntc Offlce and Institution.
SALEM, Jan. 15. A call for a caucus of
the republican members of the lesislature
has been signed by more than a majority,
not only of the republican members, but
of the entire legislature, the caucus to
meet tomorrow night at 7 o'clock in the
armory-room in the capltol building. This
announcement, which is made on the
best authority, is of the utmost signifi
cance, and means that the republicans of
the Oregon legislature -will settle their
differences by republican methods and
abide by the result. The call, as has been
already stated, is signed by over half of
the entire membership of both houses,
and is being signed now from time to
time by others. If the majority of the
republican members are favorable to
Dolph, he will be elected by the legisla
ture. If the majority are against him,
some other republican will be selected by
the caucus and subsequently elected in
The house's sessions today show not only
that it was a very unwieldy body, more
so than usual, but also that it has a very
poor idea of what it wants, and how to ac
complish it. The daily expenses of the
house are about ?1000, yet it sits and frit
ters away its time in philippics on econ
omy and in roundabout methods of ac
complishing nothing at all. While the
senate has .worked off all customary pre
liminary resolutions as to rules, including
the order of business and changes in
standing committees, committees of in
vestigation for state offices and institu
tions, organized its standing committees,
and introduced 40 bills, which go at once
to the printer for reference, the house
has virtually accomplished nothing at all.
The senate got ahead of it on concurrent
resolutions for the appointment of joint
committee, and its treatment of the sen
ate's resolutions on this head is lamentably
inefficient. They are handled three times
instead of once, and in this way: Resolu
tions are first read, and instead of being
concurred in are defeated. Subsequently
they are called up, read again, amended
and debated and then referred to a com
mittee specially created for this purpose.
This special committee, created at the
instance of Long of Multnomah, has been
entrusted with nearly all the senate and
house resolutions, joint and concurrent,
and ha3 power to report at any time,
which means, of course, that it can reDort
,9Jko'rriDUa.tany time on prettyxiearly-every-
Xhins,wmoiTthas so farcoine-before'-the
Tonight two years ago, the houseworked
off! all this preliminary business, and intro
duced 53 bills. Much of the delay is due
to the inexperience of the speaker and
clerks. All the latter are new hands at
the desk, and while accommodating and
anxious to please are needlessly slow. Mem
bers also seem to have no idea whatever
of importance of facilitating business.
They are crazy for economy, but have no
idea of saving money by doing effective
work, instead of talking for records and
referring things tiresomely back and forth.
What few things ran the blockade of
circumlocution were in the line of reaction
from yesterday's spasm of reform. The
house voted itself three newspapers to
each member, also copies of the house and
senate journals of last session, copies of
the session" laws and the code. Besides
this, they are all nicely fixed with any
quantity of stationary of exceptionable
quality and penknives of elegant design.
The announcement of no railroad passes
seems to have been wide of the mark also.
The time passes are of the usual sort, and
read "void after March 3L" The first aye
and no reform vote In the house occurred
today on a motion to indefinitely postpone
the newspaper resolution. The vote was
Ayes Baker, Beach, Boothby, Burleigh,
Colvert. Conn, Craig, Dunn, Hill. Hillegas,
Jeffrey, Lyle, McCraken, Moores, Nealon,
Paxton, Sehlbrede, Young 17.
JCoes Barkley, Blundell, Bridges, Buck
man, Burke, Cardwell, Cleeton, Cole,
Coon, Cooper, Curtis, Daly, David, Davis,
Gates, Gowdy, McGreer, Mintie, Moore
head, Myers, Patterson, Rinearson, Scott,
Shutrum, Stanley, Smith of Polk, Smith
of Josephine, Smith o Linn, Templeton,
Thompson, TIgard. Yates 10. Not voting
Stewart, Smith of Clackamas, Wright
In speaking of his concurrent resolution
instituting an investigation into the affairs
of the Soldiers' Home, at Roseburg, Sen
ator Alley said:
"I have been selected by comrades of
the G. A. R. to lead in doing for the legis
lature what they have done for them
selves, namely make a thorough and care
ful investigation of the expenditures for
its erection, equipment, pay of officials,
and its management generally. It is
known that the department of Oregon,
G. A. R., under the official act of Depart
ment Commander Ormsby, appointed a
committee to investigate the affairs of the
home, and enough has come to light war
ranting an official investigation by the
legislature. It is a desire on the part of
the soldiers of Oregon that no part of
the money generously given by the state
for the support of the indigent protectors
of our nation or commonwealth shall be
used in jaunting trips, excessive printing
bills, and unnecessary expenses of any
officials in any way. I don't say that, to
my personal knowledge, any irregularities
in the management or building of the
home ezist, but such are reported, and
hence, full knowledge of the facts should
be had by the legislature."
Ex-Governor Thompson is here in the
Interest of the Portland school board, with
a bill which Representative Paxton has
taken in charge. It will give authority to
school boards in cities of 2,000 inhabitants
to borrow money for not to exceed six
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
months. It is designed tqenable the Port
land school board to tide' over Its tem
porary embarrassment. Its books being
virtually now closed, with no funds on
hand or in sight, until taxes begin to come
In, next April. The statute now forBids
such borrowing, excepting on an issue of
bonds. It will take some $50,000 for three
months' salaries of teachers, janitors,
etc Another feature of the bill is de
signed to reform the code with reference to
the annual school meeting. It prescribes
the fourth Monday in January as the date
for the annual taxpayers' meeting to
levy taxes, instead of the present conflict
ing arrangement calling for action In Feb
ruary, and a taxpayers' meeting in March.
Senator Calbreath today introduced a
bill for a single horticultural inspector.
An en or occurred int the recital of its
provisions In today's Oregonian. The sal
ary of the inspector isjiut at $1500, and $500
is allowed for the annual traveling ex
penses. The fine prescribed is $25 to $100.
The state board bill will be Introduced in
both houses tomorrow, in the senate by
Raley, and in the house by Moores.
Major D. C. Shorman, of Salem, is
working for a bill, which ha will give to
some friend to introduce, and by which
he thinks some abusesdn connection with
the asylum expenses ?may be remedied.
One feature will provide for the payment
of the expenses of members of well-to-do
families by their estates. Another will
make the counties liable for the main
tenance of persons committed from them.
It is thought that the'eounty courts will
cease sending persons wlio are well known
as not fit subjects fopthe asylum if their
administrations will "have to be charged
with the expenses.
Senator Patterson of Marlon county is
preparing a bill on mortgage taxation. In
view of the demand for a re-enactment
of the mortgage-tax law, It is thought
some conservitlve measure may be de
sirable. This act will provide that, in list
ing property for taxation, a mortgage,
deed of trust, contract, orother obligation
by which a debt is secured by the pledge
of land, shall be deemed an Interest In the
land so pledged. The mortgage or other
evidence of debt is to, bear such propor
tion of the land's value as It represents.
Thus, if a farm is valued at $20,000 and
mortgaged for $5000, thesgland would bear
$15,000, or whatever percent of values is
used in assessing, and the mortgage $5000,
or the per cent used lif -assessing. This
method. It Is hoped, would satisfy the
demands for mortgage taxation, and also
the sense of the business community,
which dreads a renewal of the law of
1SS2. It alms to avcldclouble taxation.
It wlIL. of course, put upon the assessor
the old burden of tracing up mortgages.
Senator Patterson alsohas a bill on In
surance law. It proposes to substitute
a 2 per cent tax on gross premiums for
the present 1 per cent' tax on ne:
premiums, and to divert hisjrevenue from
me scnooi iuno. to me general iuna. jui
censes and fees would rtwft,iR "as at preM
ent, The bill also has'AS3i?mum rate
clause, providing that 1 ereafjfcif premiums
shall not exceed the arSWincs charged
January 1, 1895, as llste irigSliEaciflc In
surance "Union's- rate b ft
his otll killed la. w-nJuutee last session,
fixing tho age of consent -for females In
rape cases at 18 years.
Senator McGinn's bill for regulating the
salaries of Multnomah county officers
I provides that the district attorney, in ad
dition to the S5C0 he receives from the
state, shall receive an annual salary of
$3000 and no fees. He shall have two depu
ties, with salaries of $1203 each. Justices
of the peace are to receive $1500 yearly and
$300 office rent; constables, $1200. The
coroner is to receive $900 and no fees. Fees
will be collected as heretofore, but turned
In to the county. Failure to keep a fee
book Is punishable by fine or imprison
ment, or both. The bill also creates a
county auditor for Multnomah county,
whose compensation shall be fixed by the
Representative Paxton seems deter
mined to keep expenses for clerk hire
so far as the house is concerned, within
economical bounds. A number of concur
rent resolutions were passed by the sen
ate appointing special joint committees
to examine Into the affairs of the
various state institutions and the
accounts of state officers. These
resolutions conferred upon the commit
tees in general terms power to employ
such clerical assistance as they desire.
Mr, Paxton offered an amendment to each
of such resolutions limiting the compensa
tion of all clerks to from $3 to $5 per day
and limiting the number of clerks the
committees are authorized to employ. It
Is said that at previous sessions these spe
cial committees have employed a number
of clerks at compensation as high as $10
The Multnomah delegation held a meet
ing after the evening adjournment and
organized by electing Paxton chairman.
The delegation discussed some local bills
affecting only Multnomah county.
The talk here tonight is that the legis
lature will be likely to adjourn tomorrow
In respect to the late Governor Chadwlck,
and may possibly not reassemble until
THE ROUTINE AVORIC.
Detailed Proceeding and Appoint
ment of Senate Committees.
SALEM, Jan. 15. The morning session
of the senate opened with prayer by Rev.
J. Bowersox, at 10 o'clock. During the
reading of the senate journal of yester
day the house committee reported that
the house was ready for business. The
minutes of yesterday were approved.
Gesner of Marlon Introduced a concurrent
resolution providing for a committee of
two from the senate and three from the
house to inform the governor the legis
lature is ready to receive any communi
cation he may desire to make. This reso
lution was adopted.
Alley of Lane Introduced a concurrent
resolution, which was adopted, providing
for a joint session of the two hauses in
the hall of representatives tomorrow at
10:30 A. M., to canvass the vote for gov
ernor. Alley also Introduced a concurrent reso
lution providing for a committee of two
senators and three representatives to investigate-
the Oregon Soldiers' Home at
Roseburg. the committee to be empower-
(Concluded on Third Page.)
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PERIER HAS RESIGNED
Official Announcement Made by
CAUSED BY THE CRBINET'S DEFEAT
Dnpuy, Who Annonnccd Carnot'a
Death, Informed the Senate and
Clitunbcr of Deputies.
PARIS, Jan. 15. It was announced this
evening that Casimir-Perier, president of
the French republic, had resigned his of
fice. During the evening he conferred
with the president of the senate and then
summoned M. Guerin, minister of justice;
M. Leyques, minister of public instruc
tion; M. Polncarre, minister of finance;
and the prefect of the Seine. M. Leyques
had a long conversation with M. Perier,
the result of which is not known. A
second official note was issued at 11 o'clock
tonight, announcing the resignation of
the president and forecasting the Ideas
he intends to develop In his farewell ad
dress to the chamber of deputies. The
note says that in the eyes of the presi
dent, yesterday s sitting of the chamber
and the vote which overthrew the cab
inet were only secondary incidents of the
struggle which is proceeding against the
parliamentary regime and public liber
ties. M. Casimir-Perier had hoped that
the president of the republic, who is de
prived of the means of action, would have
been exempted from party attacks and
the especial confidence of the republicans
would have accorded him power and au
thority. He has also hoped that those
who, in spite of himself, had placed him
in a position where he was unable to de
fend himself, would have undertaken the
defense of the first magistrate. Continu
ing, the note says that the president has
requested the ministers to temporarily
withdraw their resignations, in order to
facilitate the necessary changes.
Prime Minister Dupuy imparted Presi
dent Casimir-Perier's decision to the
presidents of the senate and chamber of
deputies, who will forthwith call urgency
sittings of those bodies. The greatest
perplexity reigns in all political circles.
During the afternoon it had been re
marked, not without surprise, In the lob
bies of the Palais Bourbon, that the
crisis was not following the customary
course, but appears to be assuming a
graver aspect than usual. When the
facts became known, consternation
amounting almost to stupor seized every
one. There had been ominous hints In
he press recently that Casimir-Perier was
growing tired of hi3 position, yet nobody
aid any attention to them. The high
'character, experience, firmness and In
tegrity of the president Inspired the con
fidence of advanced republicans.
The long conference which M. Casiniir
Perlcr had with Challeme-Lacour, presi
dent of the senate. Is now explained. He
had already resolved to -resign. M.
'Challeme-LacDur-" employed Jils. utmost
eloquence In a vain endeavor to pursuade
the president to reconsider his decision
and quitted the palace of the Elysee under
a sense of deep distress. All the members
of the cabinet, from Prime Minister
Dupuy down, followed Challeme-Lacour
and exhausted every argument to Induce
Casimir-Perier not to resign. Their ef
forts were without success. Dupuy again
visited the palace of the Elysee later In
the evening and was with the president
for 43 minutes, urging every possible in
ducement and appealing to every patri
otic sentiment in order to induce him to
recall his determination. All was with
out avail. After him came M. Spuller,
whose eloquence, it will be remembered,
overcame, on a former occasion, M. Casimir-Perier's
scruples in accepting the po
sition of prime minister. All the presi
dent would concede to these appeals was
to delay the publication of his intentions
As Dupuy and Spuller were leaving the
palace together, they met in the corridors
the president's mother, who is SO years of
age. They begged her to entreat her
son to remain in office, and she promised
she -would do her utmost. It Is stated
that the interview between the mother
and son was very affecting. Neverthe
less, at 9 o'clock Casimir-Perier sent a
short letter to Dupuy, informing him that
his decision was irrevocable, and begging
him to notify the presidents of the sen
ate and chamber and to announce the
fact to the Journal Official. Dupuy ac
cepted the task thus imposed on him
and, as on the occasion of the death of
M. Carnot, finds himself again confronted
with the transmission of powers involv
ing dldlculties of every description, aris
ing from the unexpected position of af
fairs. He seemed to be completely over
whelmed with the sense of his responsi
bilities, but speedily recovered and, with
the energy, coolness and foresight that
he displayed on the occasion of the as
sassination of M. Carnot, proceeded to
inform the senate and chamber of depu
ties. After the interviews of the prefect of
"the Seine and prefect of police with M.
Casimir-Perier, they received from M.
Dupuy the instructions to be followed
during the crisis. Following is the text
of the articles of the constitution relating
to a change in the presidency:
Article 1 The president of the republic
is elected by an absolute majority of the
suffrages of the senate and chamber of
deputies met in national assembly. He is
appointed for seven years and Is eligible
Article 7 provides that, in case of a
vacancy of the office through death or
other cause, the assembly shall proceed
forthwith to elect a president. In the
interval, the council of ministers is in
vested with executive power. The na
tional assembly being merely an elec
toral college, all discussion therein is
The report of the resignation of the
president became generally known about
11 o'clock, but was universally discred
ited, and a general movement was made
toward the newspaper offices, with a view
to learning the truth. Very soon the pa
pers exhibited transparencies of the of
clal note. Even then persons refused to
believe that the event was possible.
Finally they became convinced that the
president had really retired, and assem
bled in groups, discussing the chances of
those who would be named to succeed
M. Casimir-Perier's reference in his
public communication to his inability to
defend himself in the presidency may, ac
cording to trustworthy Information, be
explained by the fact that as he was sub
secretary of state in the cabinet which
concluded the railway conventions in 1S83,
he regarded the adverse vote on the sub
ject in the chamber of deputies Monday
as a personal reflection upon him, al
though he had no vote in the cabinet
when the conventions were made. Wheth
er this is the true reason for his resigna
tion or not, it proves to what lengths he
is prepared to go against the socialists,
whom he regards as aiming at revolution.
The extremist newspaper men received
the news with jubilation. The editors of
La Petite Republique were wildly elated,
but considered it certain that Casimir
Perier would be re-elected if he would be
a candidate again. Otherwise, there is a
consensus of opinion that Brlsson is, cer
tain to be elected to the presidency.
PARIS. Jan. 16. The senate and cham
ber of deputies have been summoned to
meet this morning to receive government
communications. It is believed the na
tional assembly will meet Thursday. Those
best informed as to the political situ
ation believe Perier will be re-elected by
a large majority. Dupuy, Waldreck-Ros-seu,
Challeme-Lacour and Spuller are
mentioned as candidates, if the re-election
of Perier falls. The socialist members
In the chamber have Issued a manifesto
saying they do not believe Perier will
present himself for re-election. The mani
festo finds his flight shameful, and says:
"In the dishonor of his flight, the cap
italist class will perish. The downfall of
M. Casimir-Perier is the downfall of
capitalism and the reaction. Let us re
main united as the supreme crisis is ap
proaching and desert not our post of
Astonishment at "Wainlnston.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. Diplomatic
circles here were astonished tonight by
the news of the resignation of President
Casimir-Perier, of France. So unexpect
ed was the announcement that many of
ficials were not inclined to believe it.
Neither the secretary of state, the French
ambassador nor any members of the for
eign relations committees of house and
senate had any intimation of such a
thing or any reason to expect it, Ambas
sador Patrenotre said he had received no
news on the subject, and added:
"The resignation must have been on
account of the failure of the president to
form a ministry, but it is entirely unpre
cedented that a president should resign
for such a cause. In France the presi
dent is a sort of constitutional king. He
is not supposed to have any special pol
icy, his ministers being expected to gov
ern. If the ministry finds itself opposed
by either of the chambers on any point,
no matter how trivial, it will resign, but
this does not affect the president, I do
not know what will be done, the condi
tion is so new. President Caslmlr-Perler
was elected by a very large majority, and
I do not think his popularity has dimin
ished". I do not believe his resignation
will be accepted. He might be re-elected.
This would be something like a vote of
confidence, and would strengthen him.
The whole thing Is a very great surprise,
and I can hardly realize that it is true."
THE PRUSSIAN DIET.
That Body Opened With a. Speech
From Emperor William.
BERLIN, Jan. 15. The Prussian diet
was opened at noon today by Emperor
William, who read the speech from the.
throne. He began hy saying the Prussian'
would disappear on. the accomplishment of
proposed financial reforms by the reichs-tag-
After announcing bills for the ex
tension of state railways, and other do
mestic measures, the emperor drew atten
tion to the fact that heavy gales and floods
during thelast few weeks had caused great
devastation on the Prussian Islands off the
coast and in the North, sea, adding that
necessary steps would be taken for the
raddptlonJoPr measures- to"rsalr'-the dam
age. Regarding husbandry, his majesty
regretted its condition continued unfavor
"To counteract this will be the object of
my unremitting paternal solicitude, and
the most pressing duty of my govern
ment." In conclusion the emperor appealed to all
patriotic men for concord and unanimous
co-operation against the growing attacks
upon the institutions of state.
Another Inninp: for Bixmarck.
LONDON. Jan. 15. The Daily News
correspondent in Berlin has much to say
of the new Bismarck era, which he be
lieves about to open. "Despite all de
nials," he says, "there are persistent ru
mors that Frelherr von Marschal, Dr. von
Boettischer, and Freiherr von Berlepsch
will resign, and that Heir von Radowitz,
ambassador in Madrid, will come to the
frcnt, probably to succeed Count Hatz
feldt in London.
Itnllnn Troop for Africa.
ROME, Jan. 15. General Baratieri has
telegraphed to the war office from Mas
sowah that the necessity for an immediate
reinforcement of the Italian troops in Af
rica is most urgent, It has been decided
to dispatch several battalions of troops to
Africa vithout delay.
Murdered In Thibet.
SHANGHAI, Jan. 15. M. Grenard, the
French explorer, who was arrested as a
rebel by the Chinese in Thibet last fall,
has arrived here. He is in good health.
Rhlns, who went to Thibet with him,
was murdered near L'Hassa.
For Keeping- Betting ItinRs.
NEWMARKET. England, Jan. 15. Sum
mons was granted here today upon ap
plication of the Anti-Gambling League,
against the stewards of the Jockey Club,
for keeping betting rings on Newmarket
Australia. Beat England.
ADELAIDE, Jan. 15. The cricket match
betwen teams of England and Australia
was concluded today, the Australians be
ing 3S2 runs ahead at the finish.
Believed He Exploded the Bomb.
PARIS, Jan. 15. The police today ar
rested the anarchist who it is believed
caused the bomb explosion In the Rue
Monceau Sunday night.
A Russian Legation at the Vatican.
ST. PETERSBURG. Jan. 15. A proposal
has been submitted to the, council of the
empire to establish a Russian legation to
Lord Brassey Governor of Victoria.
LONDON, Jan. 15. Lord Brassey has
accepted the governorship of Victoria,
THURSTON NOT INFORMED
He Docs Not Know of Hatch's Pro
posed Visit tt Washington.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. L. A, Thurs
ton, minister from the Hawaiian republic,
has received no communication from
Hatch, the secretary for foreign affairs
of the republic, indicative of the hitter's
intention to visit Washington. He said
today that If Hatch were coming, some
notification would certainly be sent in ad
vance. Thurston said he could readily see
why Hatch should visit San Francisco in
the interests of the proposed cable con
necting this country with the Hawaiian
islands, for reasons already made public,
but that he was still without information
as to the object of Hatch's mission.
The Denver Mint.
DENVER, Jan. 15. A special to the
Times from Washington says: The sen
ate committee on finance today authorized
a favorable report on Wolcott's bill to
establish a coinage mint at Denver. Sen
ator Teller said to the Times' correspond
ent that there would be an effort to get
the bill up and pass it tomorrow, and he
was hopeful, from what he knew of the
feeling- In the senate, the bill would be
J passed with but little difficulty.
MUST BE IMPEACHED
So the Judiciary Committee Re
ports in the Ricks Case,!
FOR MALFEflSRM.CE IN OFFICE
Only a- Few Tlmei Before in the His
tory of the Country Have Simi
lar Charges Been, Made.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. Congress waa
given a decided surprise today by tho
committee on judiciary, which decided by
a vote of 7 to 6 to report the resolution
for the impeachment of Judge Augustus
J. Ricks, of Cleveland, for malfeasanco
In office. Not for many years has a
United States judge been called before the
bar of the senate to defend his right to
wear the ermine of office against criminal
charges, and only three or four times m
the history of the government has an im
peachment trial of a member- of the fed
eral judiciary been conducted. Few mem
bers had looked into the charges preferred
by the Central Labor Union of Cleveland,
the accuser of Judge Ricks, that while
sitting on the bench he paid to himself
fees which he claimed he had previously
earned as clerk ofthe court and to which
it was now ascertained he was not en
titled. The number of years which have elapsed
since the transaction and the contention
of the judge's friends that the proceed
ings were inspired by a ruling prejudicial
to the Interests of labor which he made
recently, tended to lessen the Interest
that would ordinarily have been taken In
the case. Now that the judiciary com
mittee has deemed the matter. of suf
ficient gravity to warrant Impeachment,
it has become suddenly a decided sensa
tion. The minority members of the com
mittee declare that there are large pos
sibilities that the impeachment may not
be undertaken. They depend on members
who were absent from the committee
meeting today to join them Friday in
voting to substitute a minority report of
the one which Mr. Bailey will prepare,
and which will be a strong arraignment
of the judge, if couched in the tenor of
his speech today. There is doubt of the
parliamentary precedent of such a stroke,
but the short time remaining to congress
inspires the belief that this will go over
to the next congress. Jn that event, the
impeachment probably will not be under
taken, as the decision today was practi
cally on party lines, the republicans sup
The function of the committee is that
of a grand jury In such a case. It de
cides whether sufficient cause is shown to
justify a trial, and appoints managers
who act as prosecutors. The senators
sit In the capacity of judge or jury with
the judges of the supreme court sitting
The senate has nothing to say whether
an impeachment Is to be conducted, but
IC.it.dQeSjnot see flLJo finish this trial, bc-
XSre th"i?"4lh dfTtar'ffi, dt pToreeaingS
taken will be void. .,
Proceedings of the Committee.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. The house ju
diciary committee today decided to report
a resolution for the Impeachment of Judge
Rlcks, of Cleveland. The vote was: For,
7; against, G. The vote was nearly on
party lines, but one republican voting for
impeachment, and one democrat against
it. Mr. Bailey will present a majority re
port to the committee and Mr. Broderick
a minority report. The supporters of
Judge Ricks entertain hopes that the de
cision will be reveired. Three members
were absent today, and at Friday's meet
ing there will be an attempt made to
adopt the minority report. The resolution
will be reported to the house Friday, as
privileged business, taking precedence
over everything else. If the house adopts
It, the managers on the part of the house
will be appointed to notify the senate of
the action and to institute proceedings.
The vote was:
For Impeachment Culberson, Stockdale,
Boatner, Lane, Bailey, De Armond, demo
crats, and Updcgraff, republican; against;
impeachment Ray, Powers, Broderick,
W. A. Stone of Pennsylvania, Childs,
republicans, and Goodnight, democrat,
Harrison, democrat, of Louisiana, who
was present, refrained from voting. The
absentees were Layton of Ohio and Wol
verton of Pennsylvania, republicans, and
Terry of Arkansas, democrat. It is
thought both Layton and Wolverton are
opposed to impeachment, and although
Terry is thought to favor it, Friday'3
meeting may change the result. The dis
cussion lasted three hours after theroem.
ber.3 of the subcommittee had submitted
their views, and was rather informal. Mr
Bailey spoke several times very warmly
and Mr. Boatner was very ardent in hia
advocacy of impeachment, while Brod
erick -was the most actively opposed to the
movement. The republicans accused the
democrats of holding prejudices against
federal judges and of losing no opportun
ity to strike at them.
It Prostrated the Judge.
CLEVELAND. Jan. 15. United States
Judge Ricks was prostrated by the news
from Washington last night that the ma
jority of the senate judiciary subcom
mittee favored his impeachment. The
judge has been under a great mental
strain since the charges were preferred.
Spirited Debate Bet-ween Senators
Allen and George.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. Touching ref
erence was made in Chaplain Milburn'a
opening prayer in the senate today to the
bereavement of Senator Hansbrough, of
North Dakota, in the loss of his wife.
Voorhees, from the finance committee,
favorably reported a bill for coinage at
a branch mint in Denver.
Manderson secured the passage of reso
lutions calling on the secretary of the
treasury for Information on the tariff.
One of the resolutions asks for a statement
of the qualities of spirits and high wlne3
taken out of bond during the 60 days be
fore August '8 last, when the new tarlfE
law took effect, and the names of parties
or concerns who took the goods from bond,
and all other detailed information con
cerning the same. Another resolution
call3 on the secretary for full information
as to the amount of sugar Imported dur
ing the 60 days prior to August 2S, the
names of importers, amount of imports,
country whence it came. etc. ,
Debate was then resumed on the income
tax item in the deficiency appropriation
bill, and Call of Florida addressed the sen
ate in favor of the appropriation.
Quay submitted a statement in the
stock books of the Lehigh Valley Railroad
Company showing the Income tax would
fall only on stockholders having small
amounts of stock. It gave the total num
ber of stockholders as 5000. while more
than 70 per cent of this number had In
terests below $4000. Quay said the show
ing of this company was undoubtedly
the same as that of other corporations.
Allen of Nebraska spoke of the fact
that Gorman and the senator from Iowa,