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LA W MAKERS BEGIN TH El R WOR X
IX SENATE AXD ASSEMBLY ONLY REPUBLICANS ARE
ELECTED TO OFFICIAL POSITIONS.
.ffiNATE SOOX ORGANIZES.
BEXATOK STKANAIIAVS MORTGAGE
TAX BILL THE FEATURE OF
[l$T CEUCGXAFB TO THK nißrxi.]
Albany, Jan. I.— The Senate and the Assem
bly were both called lo order at 11 o'clock.
The Senate occupied little time in getting or
ganized. It only had two new members to ad
mit—Senator William D. Barnes, <>f Rensselaer
County, and Senator Mertoi E. Lewis, of Mon
roe County. Lieutenant Governor Woodruff
ir.ade no speech upon calling the Senate to or
der, and swiftly the old officers of the Senate,
chosen at a caucus of the Republican Senators
last nifrht, were re-elected. Senators Malby
end Donnelly were appointed a committee to
wait upon the Governor and inform him that
the Senat.? was ready to begin its work, and
Senators Lewis and Ramsperger were appointed
a fciiniiar committee to wait upon the Assembly
and make a like announcement.
• Senator Stranahan introduced his Mortgage
Tax bill in a new form. It provides for a tax
of five mills upon mortpages at the time they
are recorded, and the exemption of these mort
pa'sf-s from all other kinds of taxation. This is
the measure undoubtedly that Governor Odell
refers to In his message as one which, in bis
opinion, would put - OUO.OGG in the State Treas
ury. Under the bill a mortgage would be taxed
five mills at the time It is recorded, and noth
ing thereafter. The former mortgage taxation
bills of Senator Stranahan have provided for an
annual tax on mortages. The Ml] is the first
Indirect taxation measure of the session, and
.undoubtedly will be widely debated.
Governor Odell et noon pent his annual mes
tage to the legislature. After it had been read
the Senate adjourned until Monday next.
Colonel Archie E. Baxter, as clerk of tne As
minhlr of 1001, called the Assembly of 1902 to
order, and prayer followed. Then the- roll was
called, and the members present r . n^ absent
were noted. A vote for Speaker followed, and
6. Fred Nixon, of Chautauqua County, v.as
Mr. Nixon receive! every Republican vote,
while George M. Palmer, of Schoharie County.
was supported by the Democrats. Mr. Nixon
■uas escorted to the chair by Mr. Alldi! and Mr.
The Speaker then at length expressed his
views upon State matters.
Archie E. Baxter was elected clerk, and the
other candidates of the Republican caucus for
Assembly places were also elected. The As
etniblymen followed up this action by choc sing
..their fents by lot. Th Governor's mesFaKe
then r*-ad, and the Assembly adjourned
r until Monday evening next.
bEMOCRA TS ASKED A BALLOT.
BIT REPUBLICANS ONLY WEBB BLBCT
ED—HOUSE a BOWER OF FLOWERS.
I The Aasembly was slower to
eompß m the Benate. There
the fr ting for each oflh c wa«
■i ■ i
■attdste for ■ ■■■• b . T:.- ocH era i ::ost:i,
• - are:
I Clerk— Cole n ( -l Archie i;axt<'r. <;f Elmlra.
ftrg^ant-at-arni! 11 — Frajik \V. Johnson, of Erie.
■JMaeipal Doorkeeper— Jacob Kemple, of New-
Hrrt Assistant Doorkeeper Andrew Kuhn, of
Sfcor.d Assistant Doorkeeper— Charles C. Gray.
Etenographw — Hcr.ry C. Lairmiert. of Kings.
The floral display In th( Assembly was much
SKre elaborate than in the Senate. Back of the
Spt-fcor's <!tsk rfEfd a magnificent floral panel
v ''th a jjod !uck horseshoe. It v.as the gift of
£ ttK ;»erroral ftiendß. Hardly ■ member that
""■a* forfou.-n, ar.d* few desks were without at
Jwt a bouQ^et.
Af!<>r r-lpr'.ins oficers the AastjrlAy appointed
tte usual co:nmittees to notify t*;e Governor and
T-fcT -fc Ben&te ■ f the convenine of the House, and
*«» llster.«-d to the reading of the Governor's
I?* 8 **- Thf- annual Appropriation bill was
I^J'.'Mroduped. Ite flgur< f show a decrease of
f"2«2C2. Afttr the fe!'-rtir>n of seatß for the
*^non, the Assembly adjourned until 8:30 p. m.
MOON'S SPEECH TO ASSEMBLY.
REVEALS THE SPEAKERS PERSONAL AT
TITUDE ON STATE AFFAIRS OF
_A!bsny. J an . 1 (Special).— Speaker Nixon of the
■tmMy, upon taking .he chair a^aln as the pre
6.<Jin X offlctr cf that body, d asvereo 1 a ?>pe*-ch which
• *^rreti «o sonic of the matter* also discussed In
terror Odf-ll's mtssaze. It attracted attention
* o a« a revelation of Mr. Nixon's personal views
*<*? tatc * aff a>rs of Importancf. Mr. Nixon
Ci,!L*,* a , ni'afortune that so many \< '• ■ - Intro
th^tl ln lh *' '^t Assembly th< r. TH. In
\ b;. 1.*.-. Of those 1^35 pan - ■■ m
, » e-d 3.»4 it.ftK(i the Senate. Ti i* if
j-tr * aac " d number 7SI. Of all th< i i )i!la
t crii '" th- AcKmblv and Sonan ' " -ily
-■■ WwL, r " ir ' h " w " r " io " ;>! - A larg< " »' a: ■■ . our
-tc£r a l' e «alris to locaUtles whoe« •• . <ty are
I t^™V^ V '' a . t0 munbf-rK of this bedy. with hi- «
r isfl .• thfr cne member, who introduces the ill.
' It .^*' c Stntral rule 13 to accept his indorsement.
c*™»e *™» ta tr.f- that such measures would receive
( '•'•tlniird on irvrnth iimk«-.
tA **<Jtl7 CIRCUITED BY THE NORFOLK AND
■ I, WESTERN,
;' I snw.f l)r "' 111 cf travel between New-York and
SHE shorter than any
tw«en N-w-Vork ;.n«i
ihorter than any
fe' tr »i'e!i», • ••"I offering Ifgß rwlfiancc to the
Jr L *' h " *'"** comfort with quick time.
". u «-jtifi7i rii ail "'" w *y- throuKh sleepers, no dust.
rz &b II *" r J: I y- Imw -V Y. dally, l^nn. R. 11.,
:. Siiku & c*. ?•>* U'wuy, 'Dhoav 2M frttnkHo.
SNAPSHOTS OF NOTEWORTHY GROUPS AT YESTERDAYS OPENING OF THE LEG!SLATUr77Ta^AN^
SPBAKEB KTXON WP TTIP FrmKTAItT.
REPUBLICANS OX GUARD.
SENATE ADJOURNS AFTER RHORT SES
SION, OUT OK RESPECT T< > THE
LATE SENATOR Xl SSELL.
Albany, Jan. 1.- Tin Benat f tl
New-Tork convened at 11 o • iborat*
flc.ral trip;;- n the desks of B<
Ellsworth, Burkett, White. P"eeter, Plunkltt,
i'ullivaii. Green, Wlllard and Davia 'r : .
were Senat loCal
n Minority l.
compliment to the offln I that
the Democratic S< ■ i
; :: of office
resolul ' leath of Ins pi Sen
[t wai • I ad
- Whipple of ■ ■•■ was
early on the eround, and < I i i-« -- - 1 • .1
inarif"- ■ I er < Hi- •rs <■ ;he B< n
ate wh< • ■■.:■
Berg ■ !hai i> b l:. Houghts i
ant-at-artns W W Adai
St^ir . \ B. Sackett, of C
Principal epei John EL Gorss, Tona
First a poi ..<■• per— R. C Du<
Committees were appointed to wait upon the
Governor and the Assembly, and inform them
that the Senate ■■>■■■ : convened. The Governor
replied, extending his compliments of the New
Year, and stating that h»> would soon communi
cate '.i writinjr. The rules of the previous y«:ar
wen? readopted. Other neceanrj preliminaries
to work were thf-n arranged, and just before
r..>c!i the Governor's secretary Mr. Graham, ar
rived with his excellency's message, which was
read by Clerk Whlpple.
The annual r* ports of the Attorney General,
the State Architect and th Buffalo Charity Or
ganlzatirr. were received.
The Beuate at r_':'J<t r. m adjourned until next
Monday night at S:3O o'clock, and went in a
body to pay theii r«e|M.ct!> to the. Governor.
GOV. AND MliS ODELI-'S RKC'KPTION.
Albany Jan. I Goveinoi and Mrs • ■•'■
thflr annual rece]
from 4 ■
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.... r wi\ > -
.••n.l !!.• ...
othy L. Wi odi ufl .1
c D 'vi-- i f i md< ■
\\ atertown; Mi - 'I • • ' ■ ■ Hal ■.' 1. r ■
Mrs. Alton B. Park . Mi i '■■ Daw. .
of N< i ruyn. Mn W. ' .
: ,Ilss Murpl
..rvl Mr Wlili im '■'■- •-'■-■• », jr.
< toven or i ; i ■ publl
EJxecullv. Cliai '!• was attended bj
i ■■ vtsltoi
j ture, heads ol
POLICE OOMMISSIONEK JOHN N PARTRIDGE AM' "IMTTV POUCH
COMMIS&IOXEK -NATUANriU- H. Till RSTON.
NEW- YORK, THURSDAY. JANUARY 2. 1002 -SIXTEEN PVGES-* — lsh , ,
: . _ ; J-:'\>~. X a\VJUO. b y The Tribune Association.
T.IKXTKNANT GOVERNOR WOODRUFF AND HT!»
NEW CITY AND COUNTY OFFICIALS TAKE OFFICE.
Auspicious Opening of the Administration Under Seth Low— Vigorous
Work Already Begun.
TAMMANY IS OUSTED BAG AXI) BAGGAGE-THE WEEPING DEYERY.
Nfciyor ' ' :v: v "' -■■'•" • His 'diitics"as^ Mayor -'■'•'!•'> at noon under hap;-: and auspicious conditions. lie took hold of the Mayor's dutie* with cm
grace and .trmiiranty and tjie wheels ol tin- governmental machinery went without jar or noise, in order to bring his heads of departments into closer and
more neighborly touch with the Mayor s office he personally administered the oath of office to all the more important appointees
In reply to Mayor Van \Vyck*s cordial greeting Mr. Low said: "I am not sure that you are not the one to be congratulated.' because yon are lavine it (the
burden) down, rather than I. who am taking it up. But I take it up with the sincere desire to consecrate myself to the welfare of the people " "
After heartily. greeting nil the new city officials at the City Hall, ivor Low attended a meeting of the Board of City Record, at which Controller Grout
moved the rescinding of a con trad with n printing house. "
Controller, (.rout announced reductions in salaries to the extent of about §25,000, and he lengthened the hours of labor in his department by one hour
making the "quitting time 5 o'clock, instead of 4. '
Justice Jerome resigned his office as Justice of Special Sessions, and will become District Attorney this forenoon. It is expected that the Mayor will at
once appoint his successor a? justice. ' w *
Police Commissioner John X. Partridge succeeded Commissioner Murphy, and in a talk to the inspectors and captains gave them to understand that there
would be a new standard ol uiity and lithfulness, and that they would be required to live up to it.
The six Deputy Sheriffs who were succeeded by the appointees of Sheriff O'Brien filed formal protests against their removal, on the "round that their
positions are protected by the Civil Service laws. * s
Jacob A. Cantor. Borough President, has ordered the sealing of the account books in the old departments of Sewers and Highways pendine an official in
vestigation by the new Commissioner of Accounts. ..'•.* °
A REAL MAYOR AT IIKLM
HUNDREDS BID UOI»»PEKl) TO rilE
NEW EXECUTIVE— BEt;iXB PI'TIKS
LIKE AN EXPERT.
Mayor Beth Low! The word "elect" was
folded away at no.m yesterday with the things
that an «on<\ and at half p.ist th~ noon hour.
\ ;.• ri th" handshaking was over, tin- new
Mayor buckled down .to the tu.sk which will
keep Miis mind busy ■ at least two years.
Th« wai no semblarfce of a hitch or of con
fusion. .Mr. Low knew what he had to do, ami
he ■.•..•;,• at it with a simple directness th.it
greatly Impressed all who hail the pood fortune
to see the ceremonies at the City Hall.
Surrounded by manylof those who had worked
to bring about the overthrow of Tammany Hall,
and cheered by the greetings of old and new
friends, the new Mayor began hip administrative
work in an atmosphere that must have been ex
ceedingly pleasing to him.
Not in years has there been such a
, . j ■ ■ ■ . . • hose who m• nt
V , T .. not sattefled t;l they bad grasped Mr.
l,<.\v's hand and wished him good results. The
police • keep order bad plenty "f w..rk
SCENE UJ THE CIVi. HAIL SOON AFTER MAYOR LOW HAD -TAKEN THB*OATH«OB OFFICE.
to do In maintaining even ■ narrow pass.i;r<*
vvay. Payne's band furnished music between
th«- hours of 11 a. m. and 2 p. m.
Mayor Vnn Wyck «i"-tit the morning at thn
City Hall with his secretary, Mr Downes, and
hi-- legit] adviser, XV. W. Ladd, Jr. The crowds
kept cunitng until there was little room left In
the corridors. Mr. Low reached the City Hall
at II I", a. m. In the company of \V. H. II Beebe.
When h* .started up the steps he was con
fronted by a camera brigade, which "shot" him
thoroughly. Ma pissed through the corridor
Into the office of Mayor Van Wyck. Promptly at
11! o'clock he and Mayor Van Wyck worked their
way to the Mayor's desk in the southwest cor
ner of the Mayor's office.
Mr. Van Wyefc spoke to his successor In a
scarcely audible voice, saying:
Mr. Mayor, it Is my duty and pleasure to re
ceive you and turn over this office t<> jou You
come here by right, by the votes of '■!■■ people,
and 1 most sincerely wish you ever" huccess in
this office. I wish you a happy New Ye;>r and
hope that you may have a peaceful and success
Mr. Low in reply *-ii<i
MA you LOW'S ADDRESS.
I thank ;• ■ v sincerely for your kit
t'> rr 11 1 • - and (<>r all jrour kindness. ! speak for
myself and for your fHlnw eitlxens when I wish
>. v success. I wish yon Rre;it proaperlty ati.i
Bucceaa In th.' future. Th.- liur<l"ii that you are
■DTATOit KRfM. SBNATDB aJOKmOIta
laying down seems to mo heavier as I approach
It. I nm not sure that you are not the one to be
congratulated, because you .are laying it down,
rather than I, who am taking it up. But I take
It up wilh the Mrr-erp desire t<> nsecrate my
pelf to the welfare <>f the people! To those who
are t^ be awrxfated with me In the city gov
ernment I wnnt tn say a word of welcome and
wish them a happy Now Year. I want also to
give a word of greeting t« the representatives
of tit.' pro-? am' to the poopt,* of the /nrc^t city
of New-York. I want this to be a pStt of my
first utterance as Mayor. 1 am sure that the
outgoing Mayor will agree with me i:: saying
thnt tJ:*- <ity officials cannot do everything.
The officials can only do their part, and the
people must 00-operato in order that the best
lmer««ts "f the public may be conserved. Tot
this co-operation 1 earnestly ask. I wish you
all a happy New Year.
Then 1 hand king*. * hlch Imatcd
lhan half an hoar. Tl ■ many
■ •'•. now i !>1 then a
K. Orr, president ..f the Rapid
J [so Wallace Kiliai-ri
van Rfi ■ uo Hi.il- v. F. B. Thwlwi,
C C "■' Kane, John D. I'rimmins,
Muni.-iia! Jvatt< « Wor
ip, ex-Controller Coter and
i Mi X I
Full, win. Ishaking and exchange of
complimi ni - In of the heads
of departments. Thia to w place In the Mayor's
(I out IIIIK'II oil oci-lillll pimiM
PRICE THREE CENTS.
SENATORS DAVIS AND RAINES.
•JEROME DIDN'T TAKE OATH
COUNTY WITHOUT DISTRICT ATTORNEY
WHO CAN SAFELY ACT TILL
For the first time in its history. New-Terk
County is, in a sense, with a District Attorney.
Eugene A. Philbin's term as District Attorney
expired with th .-• expiration of the year 1901.
District Attorney-elect Jerome at 12:30 p. m.
yesterday handed Mayor Low his resignation as
Justice of Special Sessions. Then Mr. Jerome
went in search of a Judge to administer the oath
of office to him. But this search was unsuccess
ful, and was at last abandoned for the day. As
the term of office of assistants In the District
Attorney's office expired with that of Mr. Phil
bin, there if at present no officer who can with
perfect safety act In the capacity of District
Attorney for New-York County, and the entire
machinery of this office seems to be at a stand
still. To-day at 13:30 a. m. Mr. Jerome will
take the oath of office, and immediately swear
In his assistants.
At ll:3o a. m. yesterday Mr. Jerome arrived
at the Criminal Courts Building. In the Jus
tices' chambers attached la Special Sessions he
wrote the following letter to Mayor Low. resign
ing his office as Justice of Special Sessions:
January 1. UK-
Hon. Seth Low. Mayor of the City of New-York.
Sir: I hereby, at 12:30 p. m. o'clock, January L
1902. resign the office of Justice of the Court of
Special^ lions for th- First District of the City
of New- York. Respectfully.
"WILLIAM TRAVERS JEROME.
KEEPS RESIGNATION IN HIS POCKET.
When he had finished writing this resignation
Mr. Jerome carefully stowed it away In his
pocket, as Mayor Van Wy. was still In power,
and the District Attorney-elect had no intention
to permit that official to appoint his successor. :
At noon Mr. Jerome left the Criminal Courts
Building to attend Mayor Low's reception at the
City Hall. When ha reached that building th»
crowd was M dense that he could not force hia
•way through. Finally a City Hall policeman
shouted loudly. "Is Justice Jerome hers?"
"Yes," came the taint response through the
Then some of the policemen formed one of
tho?e famous "flying wedges" which Mr. Jerome
employed so effectively in the campaign, and
forced a way for him into the Mayor's office.
There he handed his resignation to Mayor Low,
and after exchanging the greetings of the sea
son hastened to the County Court House to see
if he couk] rind a Justice of the Supreme Court
to administer the oath of office to him. This
search was unsuccessful, and. accompanied by
Assistant District Attorneys Schurman and
Clans, he went to the District Attorney's office.
After exchanging a few words with his suc
cessor ex-District Attorney Philbin began the
formal transfer of his office, with the following
Mr. District Attorney, li Is my great privilege as
prosecuting officer of this county to ham! over to
you the great trust which It has bt-eu my privilege
to hold for over a year. 1 hand it over to a man,
who has the confidence of this community to an
extraordinary degree— a confidence not founded on
statements or promises made during a political
campaign, but upon his record as a public officer
In one of our most important tribunals. There,
during my term as District Attorney, he has shown
not merely an effort to perform hi.- duties con
scientiously, but also determination to award real
Justice, which needs charity in the highest and
best sense of the word.
WHAT JUSTICE MEANS.
Justice does not mean men ly the administration
of punishment, but an offer to th. guilty to redeem
his past and reform his evil ways.
I think the efforts st myself and my staff hay*
shown how much int?rejted we have been In our
work, and I speak fro n the bottom of my heart
when I say that ! am .f. rply <ratin>d to transfer
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Tampa Bay Hotel. Information at 3 Park riace and,
Plant System. 290 Broadway.— A<!vt.
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via Chicago A North- Western. Union Pacific and
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