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LEGISLATORS CAUGHT IN LIFELIKE AND CHARACTERISTIC ATTITUDES"
GOVEBNOR GAGE IN
Executive's Carriage Is "Wrecked, but
He Escapes With a Severs
SACRAMENTO. Feb. 18. — Governor
Gage had a fortunate escape from serious
injury this afternoon. The horses at
tached to the carriage in which he was
being driven to> the Capitol became,, un
manageable and started on a run up K
street. The carriage collided with a heavy
truck and was wrecked, but beyond a
severe shaking up the Governor was not
Injured. The frightened teajn was stopped
and Governor Gage reached his office la
(his More Apportionment Bill.
CALL HEADQUARTERS. SACRA
MENTO. Feb. IS.— Another apportionment
bill has been dumped into ths cauldron.
Ralston Is its author. 'It makes no change
In the Senatorial districts of the Cutter
bill, but in the Asembly districts there
are several modifications. Sacramento 13
given three Assemblymen Instead of two.
and the \ mountain district of Alpina,
Mono and Inyo.is not on Ralston's map.
He puts Alpine In with Amador and
Calaveras In the Twelfth District. Mono
he includes in the Twenty-seventh Dis
trict with Tuolumne. Marlposta and
Stanislaus. Inyo and Tulare compose th»
CALL. HEADQUARTERS. SACRA
MENTO, Feb. IS.— Carter to-day intro
duced a bill to replace the one fathered
by Attorney General Ford, which fell in
glorlously under the Governor's veto. The
object, as before. Is to give the Attorney
General an additional clerk, but this time
the b.111 Is properly codified. Its title pro
claiming it to be an amendment to section
475 of the Political Code.
Ford's Bill in Proper Form.
Some of the San Francisco members,
notably Hourlgan, Gullfoyle and Frank
lin, with Schlesinger to speak for them
and steer them right In a parliamentary
way. were the backbone of the opposition.
Brown of San Mateo, Johnson and Sutro
favored the bill as an aid to the detection
of crime and the recovery of stolen goods.
The vote was taken when there was a
small attendance, and a call of the house
was resorted to by friends of the measure
to obtain its passage.
CALL. HEADQUARTERS, SACRA
MENTO. Feb.' 18.— Muenter' s Senate bin
67, making It a misdemeanor for a pawn
broker to fail to present a register of his
pledges and purchases to an officer for
inspection or to refuse to exhibit to such
officer all articles received by him as
pledges or purchases was the subject of
an acrimonious contest In the Assembly
this afternoon. It was finally passed by a
vote of 50 to 23.
San 1 Francisco Assemblymen Opposs
" the Muenter Measure.
PAWNBROKERS BILL PASSES.
CALL HEADQUARTERS, SACRA
MENTO, Feb. 18.— The Committee on
Elections of the two branches of the Leg
islature held a Joint meeting to-night and
approved a primary election bill reported
to it by the sub-committee, consisting of
Senators Davis. Cutter and Devlin and
Assemblymen Macbeth, Carter and Sher
idan. It will be introduced in both houses
to-morrow as a committee bill and re
ported back to the Elections committees.
After the committees have whipped It into
shape Btlll further, substitute bills will
be Introduced and hurried to final pas
The bill agreed upon la based on the
Stratton law, with modifications In line
with the Supreme Court findings. It pro
vides for one primary election, all parties
to ballot on the same day, at the same
polling places, and to use the same ballot
boxes. Separate ballots are supplied to
each party, the ballot being distinguished
by its color. The test of party affiliation
is a declaration of Intention to support
the nominees of the party for the dele
gates to whose convention the elector Is
Parties that polled less than 3 per cent
of the total vote at the last general elec
tion are enabled to obtain an official bal
lot by petition. ¦€,'}*'
Special Dispatch to The Call.
The Assembly Committee on Education
recommends that Bauer withdraw his two
bills increasing the powers of county su
perintendents of schools, known ax the
Webster bills. His bill fixing the salaries
of deputy county superintendents in Sar>
Francisco at J3C00 is recommended for
The Assembly Corporations Committee
reports favorably upon the Tyrrell-Ruth
erford bill, compelling full payment of flr«
insurance policies when there is a total
The law Is to be made mandatory In all
cities containing more than 7500 popula
tion, and In order that there may be no
quibbling over population, those dti?3
are named In the act. Elsewhere the op
eration of the law Is optional. How that
option shall be exercised Is a problem yet
to be solved. As the bill is framed tenta
tively, that power Is vested In the boards
of Supervisors, but It probably will b«
changed by providing that a petition for
a primary election under the provisions
of the lav/, signed by a majority of th»
electors, will make It mandatory upon tho
Supervisor* to call such election.
The Assembly Committee on Public
Buildings and Grounds decided this after
noon to report adversely on Assembly
bill 6S. appropriating J2C00 for the pur
chase of a strip of land containing a
spring, to add to the grounds of the Vet
erans' Home at Yountvllle.
ELECTIONS COMMITTEE AGREES
ON A NEW PRIMARY MEASURE
Will Renort the Bill to Both Houses and Later Make
Such Alterations as Mail Be Deemed Advisable-
WASHINGTON'. D. C. Feb. IS. 1901.—Gov
ernor H. T. Gage: The bill providing for the
purchase or condemnation of the Calaveras
Stquola prove, having been passed by the
fcVnate. Is opposed in the House, but perhaps
|-. can be passed with an amendment provid
es that an appropriation shall be available
irovlded California assumes the management
and expense of maintenance, and protection.
Is H, in your opinion, advisable and prac
ticable for the- Legislature to take early action
in the matter? THOMAS R. BARD.
"In view of the invwrtance to California
of the preservation of its splendid sequoia
forests -which command the admiration
of the world. I respectfully suggest that
your honorable body pass appropriate
resolutions instructing our Senators ami
requesting our Representatives at Wash
ington to assure Congress in the event of
.the passage of a bill making an appro
priation for the purchase or condemna
tion of the Calaveras sequoia grove that
the State of California will assume the
management and expense of Us main
tenance and protection." .
Senator Flint had received the foliow-
Ing telegram which, with the Governor's
message, was referred to the Committee
on Federal Relation!:
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13.— Hon. Thomas Flint
CALL HEADQUARTERS, SACRA
MENTO, Feb. 18.— In both the Senate and
Assembly the preservation of the giant
redwoods of California formed an im
portant-part of the legislation to-day. In
the Assembly D. M. Delmas made a plea
for the preservation of the trees of the
Big Basin In Santa Cruz, and to both
houses the Governor, sent a message rec
ommending some action regarding co
operation with the Federal Government
In the preservation of the big trees ol
the Calaveras grove. The Governor's
message was as follows :
"I have the honor to inform your hon
orable body that I have this day received
the following telegram from United States
Cpecial Dispatch to The Call.
If an Invading army were to come- to tear
down this Capitol you would rush to the res
cue; you would take up arms to repel tho
Invaders. The enemy of the beauty and th*
¦north of the gern of California .is at your
dcor. Will you not stretch your protecting
hand over the most beautiful of the works of
The Coliseum can be restored. The dome of
PL Peter'a might be destroyed and another
Michael -V5ir~!o might build it a*aln. But
ence let the woodman's ax be laid upon thesa
giants of the fcrest a_-.i1 you hare destroyed
God's handiwork, and God defies man to re
Lonir before the Coliseum was reared, lone
before the columns on the banks of th? Nlla
v ere pointed skyward these I trees were old.
When you stand tn thefr presence you fe*l
an awe that no cathedral, no dDme can In
spire. You feel thai you stand In the presence
cf the oldest of tbe living works o* the hand
At the request of the Sempervirens Club I
8i pear before you to advocate the preservation
of at least a fragment of these lorests of red
wood which are ir/llst-ncrus to California. I
represent po private Interests and expect no
Tee except that reward which comes of lendins
aic to achieve a noble purpose.
We appeal to your appreciation of ths ma
terial interests of the State, to your appre
ciation of your duty to future generations, to
your wisdom, to /your loyalty to California.
Shall these proves, finding no counterpart In
any portion of the world— shall they disappear
and b« blotted out forever?
The Senat? - and Assembly were both
fairly represented In the Assembly cham
ber this afternoon after adjournment to
hear D» M. Delmas' plea for the giant red
woods of the Big Basin. Many citizens
were present In the lobbies and the gal
lery. Mr. Delmas ¦ v, a* introduced by As
semblyman Schlesinj,er. He spoke effect
ively, ranging from an argument based
on economics to an impassioned plea for
the preservation of the most venerable*
living specimens of the handiwork of.
nature. Said he:
Jr. r Weuld the L^-glsIat'-ir* p»»» an act plea*-
Ick the. State ip care for the C&laveras Biff
Trees provided Congress authorizes their pttr
cl-aseT -Kindly answer. JULIUS KAHX.
GOVERNOR URGES ACTION
TO SAVE THE BIG TREES
Sends a Message to Both Houses and D. M.
Delmas Addresses the Assemblu.
WOODLAND/ Feb. 18.— The conference
between the Supervisors of Yolo and Sut
ter counties and ' the railroad con.pany
relative to 1 . the •.construction- of ,,a new
bridgo at Knights Landing was notalto
gether tatisractory. The company wants
to build a bridge that will cost about $90.
000. It will ma ke. it a combination I brldpo
on condition . that I each county; will agree
to pay $1000 a year rental, assume all re
sponsibility for accidents that may occur:
on-the wagon road, keep' the floor of the
bridge in good repair and pay.for the ser
vices of one watchman.', These terms In
dicate that the company prefers to-go- it'
Railway. Submits a Proposition.
CALL HEADQUARTERS. SACItA
MENTO, Feb. 18.— Two. of the three bills
pertaining to the Income o|- the State
university were passed by the Senate'to
day, but the third, providing that. ' begin
ning two Tearfe from now, the support of
the university shall be provided for In the
general appropriation bill, was referred
to a special committee composed of Sen
ators Devlin, Lukens.an* Smith- of Kern
for revision. , The committee has still to
vThe bill appropriating $20O.0OO and that
appropriating 150.000 more went .through
without trouble, but the form of -the third
one was objected to by Smith of Kern as
i an attempt to bind succeeding Legisla
tures to make biennial provision for tho
university." a thing he did not believe tills
Legislature has the power to do. 'He
wished i to have i the £ allowance : put In the
general appropriation bill at once. Short
ridgo opposed the bills on general princi
ples. ¦¦ The bill; was finally. referred to the
special;, committee -mentioned, to be;- so
amended as to make It merely a declara-
TWO STATE UNIVERSITY
BILLS PASS THE SENATE
CALL HEADQUARTERS. SACRA
MENTQ. Fob. K.^Expea»e bill* for jun
ketinp trips «ame in during the morning
•option of the ABSc-mbly with a. frequency
to make the heed of an economical admln
lPtratlon dizzy. The total of those report
cd reaches almost J2-»0rt. and still there are
more of those (.xtravaganoes to follow.
The Committee on State Hospitals and
Arylum? sent Jn a bill for JS16 for a trip
to the Mendocino State Hospital. The
FiFh and Game Committee's Fleijrhinjr
party as fiissons cert the State X(X> 40. A
eub-eommtltee of the Ways and Means
Committee visited the Los Angplc^s State
Normal School, already visited by two
committees, and San I'edro to look over
t"he harbor in relation to a MM Introduced
for Junketing: purposes only, and for those
fcmices the State will pay $312. Th" FUb
"¦nmtrittee of the fit are Hospitals and Asy
1-aros Committee that -visits the Xapa
Ftate Hospital sent in .in expense bill of
t'22. and a trin io Arrows cost $173 80. The
mileage bill of the special committee to
lr.vestl*rate the San Francisco police scan
dnis is itti tn.
The Committee on Ccmrnorce and Navl-
Paticn has yet to report it* *>xpon3e bill
for its shameK:^ junket to San Pedro on
th* pretext of !nvcstif--ating the, need of
a I:oard of Harbor CommiKsloner*. The
fall rommltter went on this utterly -um
l*«=s trip. Its members knowing that tho
fclil had been Introduced through Ihc
achesjinjc of some of thrlr own number
ff$e]y that * hft Junket might be had.
Juder" Savapc. the erratic orator from
car. VcSro, who has been posing as an
MtWBKmVitwBBilMnmfifmmm turn iwihi w'wih nun
AVALANCHE OF EXPENSE BILLS
FOR COMMITTEE EXCURSIONS
Slnale Dau's Grist Aooreoates Two Thousand Dollars
and There Are Manu More in Sight.
rn<?my of the bill and parading his Inten
tions to go homo at his own expense to
rally the opponents of the measure, did
not hesitate to go ao- a substitute for
Chairman Urady on the committee, and
will draw down more than $100 In mileage.
He knew the bill was to be Introduced
ami could have defeated It. and the jun
keting trip as well, by a denunciation of
the scheme on the floor of the Assembly
but he chose the more pleasant method
of fighting In San Pedro at the Stato's ex
DECIDES UPON NIGHT SESSIONS.
Assembly Bssigns Itself to After-
Dinner Toil. .
CALL, HEADQUARTERS. SACRA
MENTO. 'Feb. 18.-Thc Assembly has at
last endeavored to tfve an earnest of its
Kw>d intentlor.s for the future by deciding
upon night sessions. By resolution ¦ re
torted tc-day by the Committee on Rules
and adopted by the Assembly the hours of
oally session will be from 9:30 to 12. from
_ to 4:C0 and from 7:30 to 10 o'clock. Night
tw-sions will fccjjin to-morrow night.
Oil motion of Treadwcll tho code re
vision "bills were made a special order for
to-morrow night. Webber and Feliz spoke
r''J«S!?» nt £ * gll L nst taking up these bills.
claiming that the task was gigantic and
that more Important legislation ¦ would b2
crowacd out completely.
*y?J\ c Sc ; nate wU1 h o»d a night session on
\\edne5-Jay to consider the reapportion-
SACRAMENTO. Feb. 18.— in th'e Assem-
bly this morning Knowland Introduced
his twp bills aimed at the traffic in Chi
nese slave girls.
CALL, HEADQUARTERS. SACRA
MENTO, Feb. 18.— The aftermath pf "the
contest of Ben P. Tabor for the seat: in
the Senate held by. Lardner appeared-to
day in a bill amounting to $:r.5 nr>. the ex
penses of the contest and\ attorneys' fees.
The allowances are as follows: W. B
Lardner. $303 S5: F. P. Tuttle. attorney.
$100; Charles A. Swisler, attorney, $100;
Ben P. Tabor,' *332: C. T. Jone3, attorney.
550, and El wood Bruner. $50. Jones and
Bruner were Tabor's attorneys, and Tut
tle and Swisler appeared forLardner.The
expenses allowed the principals are' : for
witness fees, mileage and transcription.
Cost of Election Contest.
Bills Passed by Assembly.
SACRAMENTO. Feb. 18.— The follow
ing Senate bills were passed by. the As
Amendinz section 1238 of the Code of Civil
Procedure, extending the right of eminent do
Amending section S70 of the municipal gov
ernment act. ¦ .
Allowlns the claim of John S. Wilkins.
Appropriating Jll.OSO and Interest to pay the
claim of J. C. Daly.
Rerealinr /the act entitled "An act for the
creation of a commission for the promotion
of uniformity of legislation In the United
States, and to appropriate money for its ex
penses." . .
itpqulrlnB State nnd county officers to ke?p
a record of all public property in their pos
CAT,L HEADQUARTERS. SACRA
MENTO, Feb. 18.— Senator Taylor has
filed a minority report from the Senate
Committee on Municipal Corporations .on
the Broughton franchise bill. In his re
port he recommends amendments strik
ing out tho clause permitting open Bidding
after the sealed bids have been opened;
the Insertion of a provision allowing city
councils to grant franchises without ad
vertising the same upon petition of. the
owners of two-thirls of the
along the route of the proposed fran
chise, and a third requiring a special
bond for the completion of the work guar
anteed. The first two had been voted
down by the committee before the bill
was recommended for passage.
Broughton Franchise Bill.
Senator Taylor Would Amend the
FILES A MINORITY REPORT.
NEW YORK, Feb. 18.— Great surprise
was expressed In financial circles to-day
at the value placed upon the estate .of
the late OolllsT. Huntington by the ex
ecutors,' a3 Indicated by the payment of
the Inheritance tax. The announcement
that a- tax of $700,000 had been anticipated
was accepted as fixing the value of the
estate at $70,000,000. The Increase of
nearly $10,000,000, ' resulting from the
recent rise in the market price of South
ern I'aciflc securities, was accepted as
equally true. . -
While the tax paid Is credited upon the
books of tho. Controller as $700,000, the
check which was* - given by "Isaac T.
Gates for the executors amounted to
$663,000, there having been an allowance
of five per cent because of the payment
of the tax within six .months after the
death of | the testator. Controller Coler
to-day acknowledged the receipt of the
Simon Strassberger and Delcour S.
Potter will act as attorneys ¦ for the
appraisers. Miller. Peckharn & King will
represent vthe executors. A final agree
ment as to the appraisement may not
be reached for many months.
It Is expected that a schedule may be
sent to the State Controller In about two
weeks, and with It will go a suggestion
from the surrogate as to who shall act as
appraiser. There are five collateral In
heritance tax appraisers in New Tork.
any one of whom may be chosen. They
are ¦ Robert Mazet. William Halpin.
Charles B. Page, William Wilson and
Clarence B. Lexow.
,'• The State has tho designation of the
appraiser. '• - ¦ -
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Value Blaced on Huntington
Estate Larger Than
day of Premier Dunsmulr, chief owner of
the mines, he haa, been almost continu
ously at the mouth of the shaft or In the
company's office, personally Inspecting
the measures of relief being put into
force and occasionally making a sugges
tion to the foreman of the relief gang.
These will be the last bodies ¦ recovered,
but many Of those In the upper levels will
be -taken out to-morrow and "Wednesday,
and to be in readiness for the gruesome
work a number of hastily constructed
stretchers are ready at the pithead of No.
r>. ¦ An; coal -Is urgently- needed. ¦ a' small
force will be put to work • at. No. V the
largest-of the three mines, employing 500
men when running In two shifts.. >'
r Late this h afternoon.; the pumps 'began
working and It Is estimated that there Is
forty-eight hours K work ahead for them.
- Elnce the arrival at Cumberland yester
To-night the force of men is being In
creased and by to-morrow It is expected
that sufficient headway will have been
made to recover the first body. The min
ers in the nearest workings to No. 5, in
No. 6 were Munroe and Alclnnes, and it
is expected that the bodies of these men
will be the lirst of- the- sixty-four to bo
recovered. Seven or eight, including
Overman ' D. Walker and Robert Steele,
will not be recovered until ; the forty feet
of water in the bottom of No. 6 ia pumped
out. Walker had just. gone down in the
cage when the explosion' occurred, and
Steele had just signaled for the cage to
be drawn. up. The engineer ; at the. hoist
says he heard the bell ring once, the sig
nal to hoist a cage with coal, and : then
within a few seconds the -, explosion > oc
curred. Steele would have: been right at
the cage.. The other five or six in : the
lowel level were Chinese. ¦ - Some i believe
that the signal given may have been the
first of three bells, the signal to hoist* the
cage with, men. Foreman. Snedden ; was
believed to have been about to "come up
.then with his tools,- he having gone down
*to get them in order to leave for Nanaima
to v bury his child, which had died there.
The Call correspondent accompanied the
working party down No. 5 to-night and
went with it to the face where the fire
damp Is encountered. More than a thou
sand yards was traveled until the single
passage was reached, where, to make a
midwall giving a vent to tnc level, the
boards are being nailed up to extend the
brattices. Wooden mallets ate. used as
an extra precaution, in the fear that a
metai hammer might cause a spark, the
contact of which with gas would cause
another explosion. The work Is Blow, for
many stoppages have to be made to pre
vent leakages of the air current.
CUMBERLAND. B. C. Feb. IS.— The
work of the volunteers in No.' 5 mine has
been carried on bo successfully that now
the miners are in about 400 yards and
within seventy yards of where they ex
pect to find the first body out of the sixty
four who perished in the mine disaster
of last Friday. The work is' necessarily
slow, for It Is a constant light to force
the firedamp and gas back and carry the
air along by extending the brattices with
which they are making a midwall. Along
one side of this partition the air Is forced,
and, after being driven against the face
of the firedamp, it returns toward the
miners and back to the shaft.
Special Dl?patch to The Call.
Are Nearing the Bodies of
tha Cumberland Mine
. Victim 3.
CALL HEADQUARTERS. SACRA
MENTO. Feb. IS.— The bill appro
priating $100,000 to be used In sup
pressing and preventing contag
ious diseases in this State was
passed by the Senate to-day. It is an As
sembly bill,. so its passage by the Senate
la the final act of the Legislature upon It.
It will go to the Governor to-morrow and
will be signed within the week.
It was the programme of the friends of
the measure to say nothing either In its
favor or to combat any arguments that
might be made against it, but when the
opposition began to talk they joined in
v.hat proved to be nearly two hours of
brought "Wolfe to his feet with a
speech, in which he said that should Gov
ernor Gage come before the people at the
next election he would need no other plat
form to stand on than the fact that he
had caused the passage of the bill under
consideration. The vote was 25 to 9, as
Ayes— Bettman. Burnett. Caldwell. Corl»tt.
Currier, Cutter, Darts, Devlin, Hoey, Laird,
Ltavitt, Lukens, Haggard, Muenter, NelsQn,
Or.eal, Selvage. Shortridge, Simpson, Smith
of Kern. Smith of Los Angeles, Tyrrell of
Nevada. Tyrrell- of San Francisco, Welsh and
Noes — Ashe. Belshaw, Flint, Green well,
I.uchsinger, Plunkett, Rowell, Sims and Tav
Absent — Byrnes, Curtin. Goad, Lardner, Nutt
and Pace — 6.
Smith of Kern tried to have another
postponement of a week, but > his motion
was lost. Smith said he would vote for
the bill because he believed there was
contagious disease in the State. He had
consulted his constituents and ascertained
that they would approve such a vote.
•Ashe opposed the measure, saying, as
he did so, that to pa?s the bill was to dig
the political grave of the Governor and
the. Republican party,«a. declaration which
arguments, good, bad and indifferent.
Those who opposed the measure were
Rowell. Sims. Ashe, Belshaw and Taylor.
Belshaw tried to amend by striking out a
few words that, to him, seemed- to give
the State power to establish a separate
quarantine service. Ills amendment was
Onlu Nine Votes Are Recorded Against the Measure
and It Now Awaits the Governor's Signature;
HEALTH BILL PASSES THE SENATE
Chairman Broughton of the Corpora
tions Committee was absent from the As
sembly chamber, being confined to his
room by an attack of the mumps. Alden
Anderson was not present at the commit
tee meeting when the telephone bill was
considered, and Schleslnirer enters the
same plea. No member of the Corpora
tions Committee was present this morn
ing who cculd explain the meaning of the
"Colonel" Brady insists that he had no
hand In the framing of the amendments:
that they were reported by the Committee
on Corporations without his knowledge,
and that he was dumfoundVd this morn
ing when they were read. It is certainly
true that he was speechless, and that th--»
Assemblymen who usually make hi6
speeches for him were suspiciously reluct
ant to have a say in the matter.
2 per cent of the gross receipts was strick
en out by the amendment, and a clause
inserted providing for the payment to the
State annually of a lifmp sum of $5000, "ui
lieu of all State, countv and municipal
franchise or license taxes. ' Section 5,
providing for the forfeiture -of certificates
of authority to do business in case of fail
ure to file affidavits setting forth that
the amount paid into the State treasurv
is 2 per cent of the gross receipts, was
also to be stficlcen out.
These amendments were promptly de
feated, the Assembly being in no temper
to further the career of cinch legislation
by the insertion of amendments that
would leave the bill mainly meaningless
and for the rest vicious. The bill goes to
third reading In its original form.
The second amendment to which objec
tion was made was still more obviously
drawn in the Interests of the telephone
companies. The provision relating to the
The original bill provided that a tele
phone company doing business other than
Interstate must procure a certicate of au
thority from the Secretary of State; must
maintain its principal office within the
State, and keep proper books of account
open to the inspection, of the Controller
or Secretary of State, and must pay to
the State lor the privileges it enjoys a
sum equal to 2 per cent of its gross re
The first objectionable amendment was
one' striking out the portion of section 2
by which the keeping of books to be In
spected by the Controller or Secretary of
State is made mandatory. It was passed
without Brady rising to the emergency
by any attempt to save an essential fea
ture of his bill. I>ater a motion by Melick
to reconsider the amendment was de
CALL HEADQUARTERS. SACRA
MENTO. Feb. lS.-Brady's telephone bill
came tip In the Assembly on second reaJ-
Jr.g this morning-, and attached to it were
amendments reported by the Committee
on Corporations, which are more sus
picious than the original bill. "Colonel"'
Brady sat in his seat and would have let
The amendments be adopted, but Johnson
£.nd others interposed with vigorous ob
jections and the amendments were de
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Corporations Committee's Changes Are Promptlu De
feated on the Floor of the Assembly.
SOME PECULIAR AMENDMENTS
TO BRADY'S TELEPHONE BILL
Th<? first plan is to ta'ke the cornmittet
-ubctitute bitl* and, under special order,
i u>h them through both- houses and to
Lbe Governor without amendment or dis-
There are many members of the Legis
lature- v.ho would wish to amend any on*
of a thousand sections in any one of a
hundred oiSOrent nays. They would be
nskeo to take shr» bills as thc>- are and
thon to submit whnt amendments th^y
please in the form of bills amending the
codes; They, after passing both house;--,
v.ould be pigr.ed by the Governor and bv-
CALL HEADQUARTERS. SACRA
MENTO. Feb. !«.— While both houses of
the Legislature are postponing the enn-
cf the code revision bills with
a willingness and regularity that augurs
ill for their passage there is an under
current of feeling in .-idmir.istration circles
:hat f=c:r.ethirg raoic: than to merely ln
iroduce a few bills upon the subject and
let them die should be done with the re
port of the Code Cammission. The com
mission has been working for six years
ind the results of its labors are contained
n a voluminous report; but unless the
ilans of the aunjinifeuation go wrong the
la which embody the recommendations
»f the report will die on the rile and th<?
; ;x ytars' work wiil go for nothing. To
purd against suiii a conclusion two
¦ themes are bein* hatched, one some
fth.it complicated «iVi requiring the pro
gramming of both houses, the other sim
ple am] vitv much in the nature of a rtli-
TWO PLANS FOR THE DISPOSAL
OF THE CODE REVISION MEASURES
One Continues the Commission Two Years and the
Other Calls for Final Action This Session. '
come amendments to the new bills just
previously adopted. Then the Code Com
mission would be continued for two years
more to classify these amendments and
to revise the codes once more after their
introduction. By the next session of the
Legislature the new codes could be in full
force and if any amendments would then
be necessary a very few bills would be
sufficient to make ?hem.
The other plan is to force the consider
ation of the code bills to the exclusion of
other important legislation and then to
remain a few days over time on such
matters as the gentral appropriation bid
and reapportionment. Few outside tho
lawyers of the -Legislature would stay
overtime on the code bills without a pe'r
•iicm. but there are few who would not
stay to see their counties put into good
Republican districts by a favorable bill
on apportionment, or their State institu
tions properly supplied with funds. A
quorum might not na:ig over for code re
vision, but it would for apportionment o v
the general appropriation bill and so tho
plan is to leave for the last the two bills
more likely to hold the members.
There are now three revised codes be
fore the Legislature— the Code of Civil
Procedure, the Civil Code and the Penal
Code, the latter of trhich went in to-day.
The first plan, or a modification of it.
probably will be adopted as soon as the
last code, the Political Code, shall, have
come In, and then i7. one or two night
sessions the four Dulky measures can be
hurried to the Governor, with a lot of
lesser amendments, like the tail of a
comet, trailing after.
Special Dispatch, to The Call.
Ayec Aehe. Caldwel!, IVvlln. Lardner, Mufn
tpr." S«>Ivai?<?. Pimpeon. Smith of Ken, Taylor,
Tyrrell of Nevada and Davis— 11.
Wolfe. Shortridge. Oneal. Curtin and
T,ukens declined to vote, and Cutter and
Natt were absent.
and these gentlemen representing various
interests of San Francisco: Isaac Ipnam
of the Board of Trade. Robert Swayne of
the Shipowners' Association. J. L.. Howell
of the real estate men. W.ikefield Baker
of the Chamber of Commerce, \\. W.
Roussell of the dairy produce men. F. A.
Van Sicklen of the Produce Exchange
and P'rank J. Symmes of the Merchants'
The bill was discussed adversely. by
Wolfe and Shortridse. and was supported
by Harney and Holmes and the members
of thr committee. Finally en Caldwell's
motion that the measures (for there are
several of them, among them a constitu
tional amendment) be reported back fa
vorably, the <it bat«» was closed and the
roll was called. The vote was as fol
Special Dispatch to The Call.
CAT. I. HEADQUARTERS. SACRA
MENTO Feb. 1«.— The hand of th» South
ern Pacific against the lease of China
Basin vaa shown in the Senate Judiciary
Committee to-day. It is a significant fact
that fcur Republican Senators who are
suppofed to take orders from the South
em Pacific declined to speak or vote in
favor of ratifying the lease. When the
roll was called. Wolfe. Shortridge, Oneal
and Luker.s were silent. If persistent ru
mor may be credited, the silence was not
cf the nature that gives assent, but was
of tie character that threatens opposl
tior.. The attitude of members of the Leg
islature on this subject well be closely
studied by the public.
The committee, however, recommended
for passage the bills Indorsed by the
State Board of Harbor Commissioners.
1 There were in attendance at the moet-
Ir.s Major r\ J. Ilarney of the Harbor
Commission. W. D. English, its secre
tary, and Howard 'Holmes, its engineer.
Southern Pacific Against Bills Indorsed bu
FOUR MEMBERS REFUSE
TO RECORD THEIR VOTES
SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES LEASE OF CHINA BASIN
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY 1 , FEBRUARY 19; .7.1 901.
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