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PKICE TWO CENTS. LI DEFIES THE COURT He and Prince Cliing Will Sign the Joint Note. SHORT DELAY PERHAPS First Edict, He Says, Justifies Ful ly Their Action. INFLUENCES ON THE EM; Ml»i*terit Fear Trouble If the Em press Will Nut Withdraw the Second. Edict. Mew York Sun Special Service Peking, Jan. 9. —In an interview to-day LI Hung Chang stated that his colleague, Prince Ching, and himself had communi cated to tho foreign ministers only the most important part of the edict issued by the emperor and the empress dowager in which the twelve articles of the pre liminary demand note of the powers, was accepted. The edict contained another clause, which ordered the commissioners to arrange certain details with the minis ters in an amicable manner. This clause, however, would not alter the policy of the Chinese peace envoys. They intended tc act upon the original edict and assuma all responsibility and would ignore ttH later decree forbidding them to sign the note. "In view of this provision," asked the correspondent, "are you justified in sign ing the treaty?" "We' attach more Importance to the first part of the edict approving the twelve articles and will act upon that, whatever the consequences may be to us." "But," said the correspondent, "if the ministers should ask whether in signing the treaty you had the approval of your government, what would you say?" We would refer to the first edict, which we consider justifies us in signing." Retiitonoibility on the Court. '"But if your government should sustain the la?t edict forbidding you to sign the treaty, and should refuse to ratify it after your signatures had been attached, what then?" ■'Then the consequences would be with them and not with us. We have fulfilled our full- duty. We warned our emperor in our telegram of yesterday that we would never again be offered such easy terms and that hostilities will no doubt be resumed if the first edict is with drawn." •'But for your own safety should you not hesitate to sign the treaty until you have received a reply to your telegram?" "We will not hesitate too long. We will assume all responsibility for the good of the country." Anti-Foreign Influences. "Who is helping Viceroy Chang Chih Tung with the court?" "The cabinet and ministers, General Jung Lv and Viceroy Lv Ohwan Lin, who was intensely anti-foreign during the Box er troubles. General Jung Lu's troops fought against the legation guards at Pe king." "Who are on your side with the court?" "Only the cabinet minister Wang Wen Shao, president of the board of revenue, whose liberal influence was exerted on the empress dowager until Jung Lv and Lv Chwan Lin joined the court. The lat ter took precedence over Wang Wen Shao and the first edict was issued on his ad vice. Lv Chwan Lin is a brother-in-law of Viceroy Chang Chih Tung and a sworn brother or friend of Jung Lu. The Han kin viceroy, Liv Kun Vi, another of the peace commissioners, like Chang Chih Tung, without plenipotentiary powers, has made no sign of opposition and is not sup porting Chang Chih Tung. He is on friend ly terms with Prince Ching and myself." This is a good example of the bold stand taken by Li Hung Chang and Prince Ching in assuming a great responsibility, which weaker men would have shirked. The Edict. The following is the text of the edict referred to, including the suppressed par agraph, which will be presented to the ministers to-morrow: We have duly perused Prince Thing's and Li Hung Chang's telegram and it behooves us to agree to the whole twelve articles. But our commissioners shall devise a plan to dis cuaa the details of the sections complacently with the ministers. Copies of the note from some of the ministers were sent to Li Hung Chang and Prince Ching for their signatures. The Chinese commissioners may wait a day or two for a reply to their telegram to the court before signing the note. All the notes would have been signed some days ago If it had not been for the delay of some of the ministers in preparing the documents, and the present trouble would have been avoided. Minister* Are AnxioDH. The ministers are undoubtedly anxious over the situation. They insist," however, that the notification to Li Hung Chang and Prince Ching of the first edict is equivalent to signing. They do not pre dict what will happen if the dowager em press refuses to withdraw the second de cree. NEBRASKA SENATORS RUN PAXIC OVER A SMALLPOX SCARE J'age Eacapes Quarantine and He Won't Leave Inttl He Is Promised His Pay. Haw York Sun Snoclat Sarvfco Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 9.—A sensation was caused among the senators by the an nouncement that a fugitive from smallpox quarantine was among them. Leavitt Ashenfelter, a page, was caught last Saturday in a quarantine placed over hisi boarding-house for smallpox. He escaped from the house, evaded the police and re ported at the senate chamber for work. When it was announced that Ashen^ felter 'had jumped quarantine, the law makers were panic-stricken. They rushed to the end of the hall farthest from the boy and fiercely ordered him to be gone. But he wanted his salary and would not move till it nad been promised him in full. Then he returned to quarantine and the senators generally resumed their seats. EDWARD STRAUSS SERIOUSLY ILL. Albuquerque, X. M., Jan. 9.—Edward Strauss, the famous musical director, is seri ously ill here, suffering with gall stone. The physicians report him slightly better. EVANS MEN ARE FIRM Do Not Flinch at the Lowry Candidacy. MR. LOWRY'S ATTITUDE Evans Men Consider It Absurd and Tell Why. •r/ Ca , ~T *PP IS AFFECTED ALSO Mr. Kvhiih !**■». e» He Is In the Race to Stay Till the Finish. "I'm a candidate for the United States senate 'And I see nothing In the attempt of Mr. Lowry or the Minneapolis Times or anybody else to cause me to change my position. If Mr. Lowry wants to see my strength I will be very glad to show it if he and his friends will turn in and help me to get a republican caucus of the mem bers of the legislature." That is Robert G. Evans' reply to the extraordinary proposition made to him through the morning papers by Thomas Lowry and approved editorially by the Minneapolis Times. Mr. Lowry's statement has been the talk of the day in St. Paul. It has angered and irritated the Evans men. But it is not only, the Evans support that the Lowry candidacy attacks. It strikes Clapp fully as hard. Mr. Lowry has al ready got a hold on several members of the Ramsey county delegation—if there be any truth in the most positive and direct statements from men who ought to know. Mr. Lowry told the morning papers that he was Robert G. Evans' friend and made the following statement which the Evans men view as most absurd: Robert G. Evans is the candidate of Henne pin county; he is a good man and 1 shall be glad if ho can be elected. 1 have said this to Mr. Evans; 1 have said it to the Hennepin delegation; 1 have said it to prominent peo ple In both cities. It is just and right that 1 should add the statement that Mr. Evans is under obligation to make known his strength. He owes a clear and candid show ing to Hennepin county, to the delegation therefrom, and to those to whom he promised that before the nrst of January of this year he would prove that he had a majority suffi cient to insure his choice in a republican caucus. I say that Mr. Evans should do this, if for no other reason, because without ques tioning his ability, or his fitness, for the Mm, "Doc" Bcebe (pooh-bah of Winnebago City and Murk Ilanna of Paribault county)— Folks down our way are divided in senti ment, you sep, but we are ali in favor of electing a senator. place, Hennepin county has other men equal ly able, equally fitted, and if Mr. Evans caunot be elected one of these should be. I might specify such men as W. l). Wasliburn, J. S. Pillsbury, J. B. Gilflllau and F. H. Peavey. Certainly there is nothing unfriendly or dis loyal to Mr. Evans in the request that he make known to his friends the real basis of his claims for assurance that he will be suc cessful. This he has not yet done. Being asked point blank whether he was a candidate, Mr. Lowry said he was not. But with all due respect to Mr. Lowry, it must be said that this statement is not taken quite literally by any one. It is only taken to mean that he has not lift '4M' •*■-)!/ W. L. Windom, Duluth—Ah, there is my dear friend, Mr. Lee Willcutts. How we love eeh other—Lee and me. yet publicly and formally announced him self as a candidate. Mr. Lowry said that his candidacy must rest with the Hennepin delegation. "If," he said, "after a careful view of the sit uation the delegation sees fit to support me, I am a candidate." "Lowry's position is about the coolest thing off the ice that I have ever seen," said a member of the legislature this morning. "He says he is for Evans if the latter can win, and at the same time is exerting himself to the utmost to keep WEDNESDAY, EVENING JANUAKY 9, 1901. "ONLY A FEW OF US LEFT" The Bryan Banquet From Telegraphic Description. Evans from winning! It is a heads-I-win tails-you-lose proposition, any way you look at it. Mr. Lowry won't be a candi date if Mr. Evans can show that he can win and all the time he is leading Evans up with an almost insuperable handi cap." Legislators who know of the sessions with fellow members which are occurring right along in Munn & Thygeson's law offices, which is temporarily the Lowry headquarters, smile at Mr. Lowry's-state ment that he is not soliciting votes. They shrug their shoulders and say: "Mr. Munn does that." No one should be deceived ■who wishes to be informed of the situation. The sim ple fact is that Mr. Lowry is a candidate for United States senator and is striving first of all to get into a position to super sede Mr. Evans as Hennepin's candidate. The Evans men ask if anything could be more absurd than Mr. Lowry's de mand on Mr. Evans for a show-down of strength. As they view it, it is simply a case of one candidate saying to another: "Show me your support. If I hold that you have enough votes to satisfy me that you can be elected —I being the sole judge —then I'll quit." It is pointed out that at no time has Mr. Lowry, who says fie is Mr. Evans" friend, ever been near the Evans head quarters, nor done anything for Mr. Evans nor even conferred with him in a friendly way about the prospects. The Hennepin delegation stands firm for Mr. Evans to-day. If it continues to stand by Mr. Evans the question is asked, where is there a chance for Mr. Lowry's candidacy to accomplish anything? Mr. Lowry is, of course, doing what he can to get an opening in the original ten that are for Evans. Lane and Phillips he has now, of course. Evans never had them. It is possible that Mr. Lowry'f? course will react in Mr. Evans" favor and attract to him the support of some members of the legislature that he would not other wisp have. Evans is determined to stay in the fight to the finish. He is to-day, not withstanding the Lowry move, the lead ing candidate and he does not propose to go iitfo retirement because Mr. Lowry has invited him to do so. A member of the legislature expressed great sympathy with Mr. Evans this morn ing. He said something like this: "Mr. Lowry is wealthy, influential and powerful. He has had a full measure of success and prosperity. Mr. Evans is a comparatively poor man, honest and capable, who aspires to the United States senate; a man who has served his party well and long. He has the coveted goal almost in reach. It looks as if a poo; man hadn't a fair chance in senatorial politics any more." Tarns ißixby conferred with some of Mr. Lowry's friends last night and to-day has been skating all over St. Paul. He says for publication nothing that amounts to anything. He may be a candidate and again -he may not be —that is the way he talks—precisely the same brand of intan gible talk he became proficient in produc ing while talking with the Washington correspondents. Yet Mr. Bixby holds out the hope that he may come to a conclu sion in the next day or two. Although the Lowry people brand as impossible the report that Tarns may be Lowry's manager, the impression prevails that he is very likely to land in that ca pacity if things go right—if, for instance, J. J. Hill should indorse the street cai man. Congressman James A. Tawney was summoned to Washington last night to save the day for the' Grout bill. There are many who think that he will not re turn to St. Paul, and that his departure is the forerunner of his ultimate withdrawal from the contest. It is remarked that it would be a fine move for -the first district now to get a "release" from Mr. Tawney and come out for Mr. Evans as an answej to the Lowry candidacy. In The Journal yesterday there was a reference to a conference between Mr. Lowry and some members of the Henne pin delegation and others, held at the West hotel Monday evening. This refer ence has been taken to relate to a coA'er ence between a committee sent by .Mr. • Evans to Mr. Lowry. But this is a mis take. The committee consisting of Ame Hennepin members was sent to Mr. Lowry to get him to state his position plainly one way or the other in respect to Mr. Evans" candidacy. No satisfactory ex planation was secured from Mr. Lowry, although there was a long session. After wards Messrs. Phillips and Lane, supposed to be Mr. Lowry's friends, had a consul tation with him. It was to this second meeting that the statement in The Journal referred and not to the first one. —Theodore M. Knappen. ALLEN FAVORS GROUT RILL He Will Vote to Report It Favorably. TAWNEY IS IE DEMAND Heatwole Mapped Cut Campaign for Burleigh Bill. ALL MINNESOTANS VOTED FOR IT It Will Increase the Electorial Col lege From 447 to 470— Division Of the Parties, From The Journal Bureau. Room 43. Pot Building, Wathington. Washington, Jan. 9.—Hearings . before the senate committee on agriculture on the Grout bill will close to-morrow, when Secretary of Agriculture Wilson will"tes tify. Representative Tawney is expected to reach Washington this week, but to as sure his early coming representatives of the dairy interests have telegraphed him to come immediately. As soon as he ar rives there will be a conference at which the future plans of the friends of the bill will be determined. As the time for closing the hearing ap proaches it is becoming apparent that Senator Allen of Nebraska will support the Grout bill and vote for a favorable re port. Charles Y. Knight, .secretary of the Dairymen's National Association, author izes me to quote him as follows: '"For some days in the earlier stages of the hearing fears were entertained that Senator Allen was against us, and those fears gave rise to some biting comment, which I am now convinced did Senator Al len an injury. v He is friendly to the but ter interests and will help it in all ways possible." Members of the Indiana and Maine dele gations and Congressman Heatwole of Minnesota are being congratulated this morning for their sslendid work in or ganizing for the passage of the Burleigh reapportionment bill yesterday. The scheme of organization was mapped out and in large part directed by Mr. Heat wole. Every member of the Minnesota delega tion now in the city voted for the Bur leigh reapportionment bill yesterday. Mr. Spalding of North Dakota, resisting the blandishments of Chairman Hopkins, sup ported the Burleigh bill by voice and vote. • Assuming that the bill will pass the Bryan's Great Grandmother Dying Mmw Ymfk Sun Snootal S&pvtoe. Indianapolis, Ind..* Jan. 9.—The great grandmother of William J. Bryan, Mary Gano Cobb, is dying of old age and general debility at her home near New London. Mrs. Cobb is the eldest of the living descendants of Francis Gerneaux, a French exile of 1636. She was the second wife of Louis H. Bryan, great grandfather of the democratic nominee for president. She is now in her 9Sth year, having been born in Frankfort, Ky., in January, 1803. -»-«■» — ».«■ ♦...«■»■»■». • ■»• • ■»■ ....<»...«.«.».».»♦♦ ■»■ • ■—»— «.«■»■«■»■«■»■».» »,««»« , „ ,.,.,., Confederates Don't Want McKinley Atlanta, Ga.. Jan. 9. —A special from New Orleans says: At a meeting of the Camp of the Army of the Tennessee, United Confederate Vet erans, the strongest of the confederate associations in New Orlans, a resolution of fered by General Stephen Chalaroo, commander of the camp, protesting against the invitation of President McKinley to the confederate reunion in Memphis next spring, was unanimously adopted. General Chalaron explained that "it was understood the president would be in vited to Memphis and the resolution was intended simply as a warning to Memphis not to do it." Memphis, Term., Jan. 9. —The protest of a New Orleans camp of Confederate Vet erans against inviting President McKinley to attend the confederate reunion here next May will be ignored so far as Memphis is concerned. The invitatiou will be carried to the president by a committee. senate, the electoral college will now have 476 instead of 447 members, the democrats getting ten and the republicans nineteen of the new votes. The division of the house on the bill was remarkable. Of the 165 votes cast for the Burleigh amendment 89 were cast by republicans and 76 by democrats. Of the 102 votes cast in opposition to the Burleigh amendment 53 were cast by re publicans and 49 by democrats. Consul-General Goodnow spent a part of to-day with his sister, after which he reported to Assistant Secretary Cridler at the state department. He says he made no report but only talked about personal matters. Mr. Goodnow later went to the capitol and had a long interview with Senator Nelson in the latter's committee room. Washington Small Talk. Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota —Tremont, Winon*. county, John A. Kelley; Upsala, Morrison county, Alfred Peterson. Xurth Dakota—Shields, Morton county, Joshua W. Murphy; Wade, Morton county, Mrs. Mary L. Clark. Senator Nelson has prepared an amend ment to the river and harbor bill providing $45,000 for the improvement of the harbor at Warroad, Minn. This item was left off the bill in the house. Representative Morris went before the sen ate committee on Indian affairs to-day and urged an appropriation of about |6,000 to pay certain merchants for advances made the Fond dv L.ac Indians, of Minnesota, in 1596 and 1597. The item will be put in the bill. The subcommittee in charge of the bill has voted not to restore the agencies at Sisseton, S. D., and Sac and Fox, lowa. GOLD WING CHAIRMAN HOPKINS CHOSE V IN ILLINOIS Kansas City Platform Embodied Democratic Principles I ntii the Next Convention. Chicago, Jan. 9. —Former Mayor John P. Hopkins of Chicago, who was recog nized as one of J.he leaders of the gold wing of the democratic party in Illinois in the campaign of 1896, was to-day elected chairman of the democratic state central committee. A resolution was passed with but three dissenting votes recognizing the Kansas City platform as representing the prin ciples of the democratic party until the next national convention. HARBOR BILL IN THE HOUSE Attempt to Limit the Debate to Three Hours Kails. Washington, Jan. 9. —The house to-day took up the "river and harbor bill. Mr. Burton, chairman of the committee, sug gested that general debate be limited :to three hours, but all attempts to secure an agreement failed. Mr. Burton opened the debate. ; Call for More . Troops. , Cape Town, Jan. 9.—General Brabant has issued an appeal for more mounted troops. He asks employers to give their, employes leave to join the mounted forces. Recruit ing for the town guards is satisfactory, but General Brabant particularly desires men that will go anywhere in the colony to meet the invaders. . COURSE IN STOCK JUDGING. Special to The Journal. Ames, lowa, Jan. 9.—This is the first week of a two weeks' special course in stock judg ing at the I. S. C., About 250 students from all over-the United States are In attendance. 16 PAGES-FIVL .CLOCK. CZAR RACKS NAPOLEON He Wants to See Louis on the Throne of France. GIVING ACTIVE HELP Relations Between Russia and France Are Strained. FRENCH LOAN FAILURE A CAUSE Berlin Official* Insiitt That Russia's Actiou In MuiicliuriH la ~Sot Innocent. Mmw York Sun Special Sorvfco Berlin, Jan. 9.—lt is learned from a re liable source that the relations between the cabinets cf Russia and France are even more strained than rumor has made them. As a matter of fact, the two gov ernments are completely at odds with each other. Russia has given energetic support to the cause of the French nationalists, be lieving that 'the republic cannot last in definitely, and the czar is known to favor the candidacy for the French throne of Louis Napoleon, an officer In the Rußsian army, who is betrothed to the Grand Duchess Helena, The most important cause that led to the present estrangement between the two countries was the refusal of French capi talists to grant the loan, which M. De Witte, the Russian minister of finance, re cently tried to negotiate in Paris. As to Manchuria. Official circles here are greatly amused at the effort of some newspapers in the United States to represent Russia's action in Manchuria as perfectly innocent and harmless. One well-informed person said to-day: Russia's attempt to gain the ascendancy over the other powers in China is not to be denied. The report, however, that the United States and Russia are at variance with each other is absurd. The only difference between them is that Russia is following out political interests in China while the United States, like Germany, is concerned only with com mercial interests. Alliance Xot Mentioned. Paris, Jan. 9.—ln view of the state ments that the Franco-Russian alliance is practically ended, the messages pass ing to-day between the French minister of foreign affairs, M. Delcasse, and the Russian minister of foreign affairs, Count Lamsdorff, attain more than usual sig nificance. M. Delcasse, congratulating Count Lamsdorff on his appointment as minister of foreign affairs, recalls, their close personal friendship, which, he be lieves, will be utilized for the common interests of their countries. Count Lams dorff expresses a sincere desire to con tribute to the consolidation of the unal terable friendship which has united the ■two countries. It is noted that the words "alliance" or "allies" are not contained in the dis patches. WAITING FOR DEATH No Chance to Rescue the People in the Wrecked Russie. MORE THAN A HUNDRED ABOARD They Signal That They Are Alive and They Beg for Help—Nearly Under "Water. Mmw York Sun Samotaf Sei>y/cc, Marseilles, Jan. i>.—The mail steamer Russie, with a crew of eighty-five and forty or fifty passengers on board, went ashore Sunday on Faraman island during a gale. Repeated attempts by the life boats and steamers to reach the stranded vessel have been frustrated by the high sea, and she lies so far on* shore that rockets cannot reach her. The forecastle and part of the forward deckhouse are all of the vessel remaining above water. A signal message was received this aft ernoon from the Russie saying that all on board were alive but begging for succor. The sea has slightly moderated, but all attempts at rescue have failed. SENATORS HAVE THE GRIP Many Vacant Seat* When That Body Meets To-day. Washington, Jan. 9. —When the senate convened to-day vacant seats were nume rous. Many senators are away from the city and several are confined to their homes by attacks of the grip, which is al most epidemic in the city. The reapportionment bill was received from the house and referred to the com mittee on census. Mr. Lodge of Massachusetts offered a resolution calling upon the president for copies of papers regarding an adjustment of the claims of B. R. Henry and other American citizens against Great Britain in regard to lands in the Fiji islands. The resolution was adopted. SALVATION_ARMY RIVAL Christian Comrade* la to Be a, New Organization. New Tork Sun Special Service New York, Jan. 9.— T. C. Marshall of Jersey City." formerly a major in the Sal vation Army, is now forming a rival or ganization to be known as Christian Com rades. Similar movements are already in progress in France and Switzerland, and in each of those countries as well as in the United States, the new organization will be made up at first of persons that have left the Salvation Army. For a nucleus of Christian Comrades in this country the pormoters say there are at least 7,000 persons that have left the older organization, and many of these were officers. SHORT TEN THOUSAND Messenger and Bookkeeper ,of » ■ Pennsylvania Bank. - ; Pittsburg, Pa., j Jan. 9.—Harry :K. Deer, messenger and assistant bookkeeper of the Farmers; and Mechanics' ■! bank of : Sharps burg, Pa., is missing. It is alleged that his accounts are short $10,000. Deer, it is said, has been : speculating in stocks. He is 22 years old THE GAGE IS TAKEN UP Dramatic Incident at the In auguration ot Van Sant, LIND SPRINGS SURPRISE And the Newly-Inaugurated Gov ernor Makes Prompt Reply. DETAILS OF THE INAUGURATION Chief Justice Start Administer* the Oath—Gov. Van Stunt's Aged Father In Present, The issue is joined, and joined in a manner probably unpremeditated by the principals and certainly unanticipated by the people of the state at large. The in auguration ceremonies in the house this morning developed a dramatic climax which surpassed in. interest even that sol emn moment whon the governor-elect stood with hand upraised and bound him self before his Maker sacredly to fulfill and discharge the responsible duties of his office. Ever since election day in November there has been a persistent effort on the part of democratic leaders to impugn the accuracy of those returns which declared Captain Van Sant the successor of Gov ernor John Lind. The attempt was car ried so far that at one time a direct chal lenge was submitted to the republican state central committee, a "defi" to can vass the returns in a certain limited sec tion. The answer returned by the repub lican party leaders gave no satisfaction to the fusionists, and it was believed that the matter had been dropped. tiov. l.inil'n Surprise. But in spite of all expectations, Gover nor Lind broached the subject in his bien nial message this morning, under cover of recommending the passage of a law which should provide for a canvass of returns in case it should be desirable at any future time to canvass the vote for governor. Governor Lind declared in substance that twice recently have certificates of election, been issued to a candidate receiving a mi nority of votes cast. If those in the hall of representatives this morning enter tained doubt as to the manner in which Captain Van Sant would repel this in sinuation they were speedily enlightened when the newly installed chief executive had taken up his inaugural message. If the plein people love a fighter, a man who is willing to put away every condition to his own advantage that he may contend with an adversary upon grounds of perfect fairness, then this day Captain Van Sant endeared himself to the voters. Gov, Tan Sam's Reply. This is the reply he made to Governor Lind, breaking into his set address for the purpose of taking up the challenge which had been flung down: < T desire to thank Governor : t Lind for many courtesies, and : t then to add something to this : t message. I want to concur in : t what Governor Lind has said re- : : garding the passage of a law : : regulating election contests. I : : want that law to act on my case : i also. I make no exception, and! : 1 I want to say that if such a law : I is ever enacted and it is shown : j at any time that I was not fairly : : and honestly elected, I will then : I and there step down and out. : A Round of Applause. The assembly was electrified. There was an instant's silence, a calm that seemed to presage the tumult due to break out, and then prolonged applause followed. Every one in the hall understood that the gage of battle had feeen taken up, and that it rested with the accuser to produce the proof, without which, his assertions were trifles light as air. Governor Van Sant's delivery was em phatic, adding to the significance of his 1 terse sentences. As he spoke a blush suf fused itself over Governor Land's counte nance. Governor Van Sant made his ad dendum just before the last paragraph of his message, and when the retiring gov ernor stepped down from the seat he had been occupying next to Speaker Dowling there was still a trace upon his cheek of that color which had betrayed the emo tion he felt when his successor replied so forcibly and so unexpectedly to the chal lenge. The spontaniety of the applause argues conclusively that the republican majority of the house and senate was heartily pleased over the promptness and vigor Governor Van Sant exhibited in meeting the references of Governor Lind to the last election. The Inauguration Ceremony. The Inauguration ceremony proper im mediately preceded the delivery of the In augural address. Chairman Dobbin, of the committee on notification, mounted the stairs leading to the speaker's ele vated seat and informed the assembly that the oath was about to be adminis tered. Speaker Dowling had previously mentioned the fact that this was th» ninety-first anniversary of the birth of Governor Van Sant's father, and that that patriarch was present. When Chief Justice Start arose to pro nounce the solemn words by which the governor-elect would pledge himself, Cap tain Van Sant took a position immediately behind his aged sire, with one hand affec tionately resting upon the latter's shoul der. Grouped about father and son were the (governor's wife, his son Grant and some half dozen relatives from lowa. S. Smith After Records. There was an incident of the morning which should not escape notice. Mr. Pen nington of the minority had prepared a resolution commending the Lind adminis tration, and when the governor had con cluded his address, this was offered" for the action ot the joint convention. Sherman S. Smith of Hennepin. unwilling to lose any partisan advantage, considered this too good an opportunity to let go, and therefore, demanded the ayes and nays, that every member might be put on rec ord. "Do ten members demand the ayes and nays?" interrogated the speaker. Ten members did not, and Mr. Smith subsided. It is customary to indorse the administration of a retiring governor, and to have made an exception because the chief executive affiliated with the minor ity party did not appeal to the house and senate as being either courteous or in good taste. There was no business transacted In the house during the morning aside from that of the Joint convention, unless exception be made of a communication received from Continued on Twelfth Page.