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V0L.37.—N0. 49- DEADLOCK BROKEN. The Speakership Contest Happily Terminated. Crisp Nominated on the Thir tieth Ballot. Springer of Illinois Held the Key to the Situation. The Maw Speaker Pledge* Himself to Tariff Reform — The Cause of Democracy Strength ened. Associated Press DUpatob.es. Washington, Dec. 7.—The day opened without any apparent change in the ipeakerahip contest. The five candi dates were cheerful as ever, and their followers seemed imbued with the same confidence and persistence which was a characteristic feature of the contest from tbe beginning. The caucus met promptly at 10 o'ck>6k this morning.and without any preliminary proceedings the secretary began to call the roll. There were 227 members present when tbe balloting commenced. Excite ment was intense during the call of tbe roll. It was realized that the hour for solicitation had passed, and the first ballot was devoid of tbe argumentative scenes which characterized the balloting Saturday night. Every member was left free to exercise his preference with out persuasion, and aa the roll call pro ceeded and no changes were noted, it became apparent that the claims of the leading candidates were extravagant, and that there would be no surprises. SATURDAY'S VOTES REPEATED. Aa the followers of all the candidates were firm, the eighteenth ballot showed no change from tbe seventeenth of Sat urday night. It ia true Mills did not receive his 01 votes Saturday, but this waa' due to the absence of Terry, of Arkansas, who subsequently entered the* ball and voted for the Texas can didate on the succeeding ballot, thus bringing his vote np to the old figure, 91. The second ballot of the day, or the nineteenth of the contest, was quite a perfunctory one. It was evident that no choice could be made before 12 o'clock, but that the fifty-second congress must open with the speakership question still unsolved, and that tbe contest must be resumed after the adjournmeut of the house in tbe afternoon. The nineteenth ballot as finally an nounced, waa exactly the same as the • last ballot Saturday night, vis.: Crisp, 94; Mills, 91; Springer, 17; McMillin, 19; Hatch, 5; Stevens 1. But forty five minutes now remained before the meeting of the house, and another ballot was impossible. A hasty consultation was held by the leading partisans of the several candidates, and an adjournment to 2 p. m. was agreed upon. During the two hours and a half pre ceding tne reassembling of the caucus at 2 p. m., the supporters ot the various candidates displayed ceaseless activity in tbe effort to win accessions from the followers of each other. A BREAK IN SPRINGER'S BANKS. Just before the reassembling of the caucus', Cable, of Illinois, notia ed Springer that he had decided to aban don him and vote for Mills. He told Springer that he thought his cause was a hopeless one, and that the interests of the Democratic party demanded the election of Mills. Aa soon as the news of Cable's deser tion spread, it waa seized upon as an in dication of the dissolution of Springer's forces. The announcement that New berry would follow Cable caused further excitement. There was a hasty confer ence of Springer's other followers, but no lino of action was decided upon just then. Stewart of Illinois, indignant at what he denounced as the treachery of his colleagues in deserting Springei, an nounced that he would not support Mills in any case. This announcement was a thunder-clap to the managers of Mills's campaign, as the Texas candi date all along counted upon the solid support of Springer's Illinois colleagues whenever that gentleman was out of tbe race. Just before the caucus met, Springer announced that he was still in the race. The twentieth ballot resulted: Crisp, 92; Mills, 90; Springer, 17; McMillin, 18; Hatch, 6 ; Btevens, 1. Thf twenty-first ballot: Crisp, 94; Mills, 91; McMillin, 19; Springer, 17 ; Hatch, 6; Stevens, 1. CHANGES BEGIN. Tbe twenty-second ballot was destined to mark tbe first significant change of the day. Cable of Illinois abandoned Springer and voted for Mills. Newberry also deserted Springer for the Texan. Tarsney left Hatch and voted for Crisp. During the succeeding ballot excite ment was intense. Shively of Indiana a few days ago served notice on Cable and Newberry that whenever they de serted Springer for Mills he and his friends would offset this by voting for Crisp. This threat was carried out by Shively and Btout changing to Crisp. Cobb and Dearman of Missouri then left Hatch and voted for Mills. Immediately there was the wildestex citement. Catchings and others of the Crisp forces rußhed from the hall and into the headquarters of Hatch. There was a brief conference, aud Catchings reappeared, followed by Hatch. HATCH GOBS TO CRISP. The cry went up: "Hatch is to with draw! Hatch is to go to Crisp!!" They were not mistaken, for the entrance of Hatch into the caucus could have but one meaning. Hatch voted for Crisp, and Kyrnes and Wilson of his state fol lowed his lead. This gave Crisp a lead of five votes, the twenty-third ballot re sulting: Crißp, 100; Mills, 90; McMil lin, 19; Springer, 13; Stevens, 1. On tbe twenty-fburtb ballot Springer lost another vote, and Crisp reaped the profit. McClelland of Indiana 101 l >wed the example of Shively and voted tor Crisp. This was the only change, but it gave Crisp a lead of six over Mills. M'MILMN'S FOBCES ASSAULTED. Then tho assault upon the Springer forces ceased, and terrific efforts were made to break McMillin's ranks. Mem bers rushed hither and thither, but their efforts were in vain. The twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh ballots failed to show any change. Then a recoss was taken until 8 p. m. The two hours' interval was industri ously utilized by the candidates and their managers. Springer and McMil lin held a conference and subsequently dined together, with the result that they decided to act together in the ter mination of the contest, should it be come inevitable that either Crisp or Mills must be elected. BPBIN'GER GIVES UP THE FIGHT. Springer and his supporters held a secret cenference, at which Springer thanked his followers for their loyal support, and stated hie belief that either Crisp or Mills would be elected. "You, gentlemen, have been loyal to me," said he, "and it is now my time to be loyal to you. I am prepared to throw my influence and vote for either candidate you desire to support as a unit, with the positive understanding with tbe man we may elect that I want nothing, hot my friends must be well treated. (Applause.) I leave you to decide what candidate you desire to sup port as second choice, and my vote and influence are at your disposal." After Springer's withdrawal, tho dele gation discussed briefly questions of policy, and finally decided that they would not avail themselves of Springer's generosity, but would leave him en tirely free to vote as be desired on the decisive candidate, and they would do tbe same. SPRINGEB IN GBEAT DEMAND. From now on Springer was greatly in demand. He was in turn importuned by Crisp, by Congessman Johnson, of Mills' following, and Colonel Jones, edi tor of the St. Louis Republic, but the amount of solace or encouragement he gave either or any of them could not be earned., The most of McMillin's followers were decidedly pledged to a second choice when he should withdraw, and that Springer and his immediate friends held tbe key to the situation was tbe general opinion, and the first ballot of the even ing was awaited with breathless interest. The first change came when the name of Burrows, one of Springer's Illinois supporters was reached. Tbat gentleman voted for Crisp, and a few minutes later another of Springer's Illinois friends voted for the Georgia candidate. Bab bitt aud Miller, of Wisconsin, went to Mills's forces. Crisp was now within eleven votes of nomination, but McMil lin's nineteen men were unmoved, and no election was possible while they re mained loyal to the Tennessee candi date. During all this time McMillin has been holding frequent conferences with his colleagues. On the following ballot was onef change, fraught with ominous portent to Mills, Mr. Stahlnecker Who returned to Springer; bo the twenty ninth ballot resulted: Crisp, 104; Mills, 94; McMillin, 19 ; Springer, 9; Stevens, 1. .. . , M'MILLIN GOES TO MILLS. At the beginning of the thirtieth bal lot, before the •call had been begun. McMillin, who had been standing in the rear of the lobby, entered the hall. In stantly there was a burst of applause. McMillin obtained recognition, and thanking his followers, formally with drew from the contest a aid applause. As the ballot proceeded his followers began to scatter. Covert, Enloe and Kyle went to Mills, Washington to Crisp. When the name of McMillin was called that gentleman rose and voted for Mills. Changes now came in rapid succes sion, and at tiie conclusion of the bal lot Crisp stood with 114 votee, and Mr. Mills with 108. The Georgia caudidate was one short of nomination, with Springer and his little band of followers holding the balance of power. It re mained to the Illinois leader to say who would be speaker of the fifty-second congress. SPRINGER'S VOTE NOMINATES CRISP. Great applause greeted Springer as he entered the hall. There was a breath less pause as Springer proceeded to his little group of supporters, aud shaking hands all around, thanked each for his loyal support. The house applauded this graceful little act, and when Springei asked recognition from the chair and prepared to vote, the suspense was painful. "I desire," said Springer, "to be re corded as voting for Mr. Crisp." The vote of Springer nominated Crisp, and the applause which greeted the an nouncement was deafening. A dozen members rushed simultaneously to grasp the lllinoisau's hand, and he was the recipient ot an enthusiastic ovation from the supporters of Crisp. Busey and Stewart of Illinois and Hol man of Indiana followed their candi date, and after Springer's withdrawal voted with him for Crisp. Snow of Illinois. Bryant of Nebraska and Martin and Fatton of Indiana re mained on record ac voting for Springer. So the result of the final and decisive ballot was: Crisp, 119} Mills, 106;- Springer, 4: Stevens, 1. THE DETAILED VOTE. For Crisp—Alderson.Alexander.Allen, Amerman, Bacon, Bankhead, Beeman, Beltzhoover, Bentley, Blanchard .Blount, Branch, Bullock, Burn, Busey, Byrnes, Cadmus. Campbell, Castle, Catchings, Clark, Cobb of Alabama, Cockran, Compton, Cowles, Crawford, Cummings, Daniel, Donovan, Dungan, Dunpby, Durbrow, Edmundß, Elliott, Ellis. Eng lish, Espey, Everett, Fellows, Fitch, Forney, Follet, Qantz, Geissenheimer, Gillespie, Goodnight, Gojman, Grady, Greenleaf, Hallowell, Hatch, Haynes, Hemphill, Henderson, North Carolina; Herbert, Holman, Houk, Ohio; John stone, Jones, Kribbs, Lawson, Virginia; Lawson, Georgia; Layton, Lester, Vir ginia; Lester, Georgia; Lewis, Little, Livingston, Mallory, McAleer, McClel lan, McDonald, McCann, McKay, Mc- Rae, Montgomery, Mobbb, Oates, O'Fer rall, Outhwaite, Owens, Page, Rhode Island; Page, Maryland; Pattison, Painter, Peel, Pendleton, Pierce, Price, Rainer, Reilly, Richardson, Robertson, Rockwell, Rusk.Shell, Shively, Springer, Stackhouse, Stahlnecker, Stevens, Stew art, Illinois; Stockdale, Stout, Stump, TUESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 8, 1891.TEN PAGES. Tarsney, Tillman, Turner, Turpin, Van Home.'Warwick, Washington, Weadock, Wheeler, Alabama; Whiting, Williams, North Carolina; WilsoD, Missouri; Winn—ll9. For Mills—Abbott, Andrew, Arnold, Babbitt, Bailey, Barwig, Bland, Boa tber, Bowman, Brawley, Breckinridge, Arkansas; Breckinridge, Kentucky: Bretz, Brickner, Brookshire, Brown, Brunner, Bunting, Bushnell, Butler, Bynum, Cable, Caminetti.Caruth, Cate, Causey, Chapin, Chipman, Clancy, Cibb, Missouri; Coburn, Coolidge, Coombs, Cooper, Covert, Cox, New York; Qo& Tennessee; Cram, Crosby, Culberson, Dearmond, De Forest, Diek erson, Dixon, Dockery, Enloe, Fithian, Forman, Geary, Hal), Hamilton, Hare, Harrise, Harter, Hayes, Heard, Hour, Hooker, Mississippi; Johnson, Ohio; Kendall, Kilgore, Kyle, Lagan, Lane, Lmharrj, Lapham, Lockwood, Ixmg, Lunch, Magner, Mansur, McCreary, Mc- Kinney, McMillin. Meyer, Milier, Mitch ell, Moore. Mutchler, Newberry, Norton, O'Neill, Missouri; Parrett, Patterson, Pearson, Sayers, Scott, Seerley, Snod grass, SDerrv, Stewart, Texas; Stone, Kentucky; Terry, Tracy, Tucker, Win ner, Wheeler, Mississippi; White, Wike, Wilcox, Williams, Massachusetts; Will iams, Illinois; Wilson, West Virginia; Wise, Wolverton —105. For Springer—Bryant, Martin, Patton, Shaw—4. For Stevens—O'Neill of Massach ueetts. On motion of J. D. Brown, of Ir.diana, the nomination of Crisp was made unanimous. TIIE NOMINEE'S DECLARATION. Applause and cheers greeted the ap pearance of the statesman from Georgia, who expressed his gratitude aud said : "I pledge myself here and now to de vote whatever industry and ability I possess to the advancement of the real interests of the Democratic party. I beg to say to you now, as I speak to you my first words since I am your selection for speaker, that my election means no step backwards in tariff reform. [Pro longed applause.] I beg to cay to you that there is in our party today no man who more earnestly believes in the Democratic doctrine of tariff reform than I do." [Renewed cheers. I MINOR NOMINATIONS. The following nominations were then made for the minor offices: Kerr of Pennsylvania, for clerk, unanimously. Voder of Ohjo, for sergeant at arms, unanimously, after it was seen that he was far in the lead of Murphy of lowa. Turner of* New York, for doorkeeper, by 178 votes to 27 for Fields of Virginia, and 8 for Coitt of Connecticut. Dalton of Indiana, for postmaster, by 122 to 29 for Wright of North Carolina, 36 for Barney of Wisconsin, and 36 for McClammy of North Carolina. Then Springer stated that he would in the open house, tomorrow, renomi nate old Chaplain Milburn of Illinois. MILLS HAS NOTHING TO BAY» After the caucus Mr. Mills «/as in vited to speak upon the result, but answered: "I havw 'nothing to say te the press." HATCH IS HAPPY. Hatch said he was entirely satisfied. He voted for Crisp because tbe latter possesses in the most eminent degree all the qualifications of an able, conserva tive and successful speaker. He did not share in the belief that Crisp was not a conscientious tariff reformer, and was better satisfied with bis record on the silver question than that of Mills. springeb praises the new speaker. J Springer said he had chosen the course he deemed best for tbe interests of the , Democratic party, generally. "Crisp ( will make an able and impartial presid- < ing officer; there will be no scenes of i disorder or rulings which would cause any Democrat to regret Crisp's elevation t to this position." "I bave always insisted," said Mr. Springer, "that the office of speaker should be filled by a man of judical 1 mind, who would under all circum- ! stances be able to maintain order and ( preserve the dignity of the body. So ] far as the question of tariff reform is i concerned, I have taken pains to satisfy i myself that in Crisp's election it will be i preserved as the paramount is- Bue in the presidential cam paign of 1892. But there are other issues, especially that of economy in public expenditures. We must make a record in this canvass which will con vince the people that we are in favor of honest and economic administration, and that no money should be expended except such as is absolutely necessary for public purposes. The election of Crisp will not complicate the presiden tial contest. No candidate for president will receive any advantage or disadvan tage from it." BAN DIBGO STEEL WORKS. Dr. Barnes Says the Plant I* Nearly Completed. San Fbancisco, Dec. 7.—Dr. J. C. Fames, who is associated with a syndi cate of capitalists interested in the con struction of a steel works plant at Rose ville, a suburb of San Diego, is in the city on business connected with the en terprise. He thinks that the works will be in operation by the latter part of the month, as only one more carload of ma terial remains to be put in place. Negotiations have lately been completed by which iron will be shipped by water to the works direct from the Tepustete mine at San Ysidro, Lower California, fifty miles south of Eneenada. Tbe vein averages 125 feet in width, and has been traced on the surface for a distance of over 2000 feet. Dr. Eames says at least 86,000 tons of metallic iron ore is in sight, which averages 63 per cent of iron. It was intended to have the works running early last month, but the failure of the San Diego national bank retarded operations. Escaped Luckily. Chicago, Dec. 7.—George Rice, a young Canadian, escaped luckily in the Federal court. Several months ago he went from St. Catherines, Ont., to Vic toria, B. C, to engage in business, but not finding a suitable opening deter mined to return. A friend told him he had better smuggle some opium to Chi cago, and that the profit would pay ex penses. Ho tried it, was detected and ■ convicted, but the intercession of Dis i trict Attorney Milchrist and many mi i fluential Canadian friends softened • Jndge Blodgett's heart and Rice got off . with a $50 fine. CONGRESS OPENED. The First Session of the Fifty-second Begun. The House Adjourned Without Organizing. Many New Senators Take the Oath of Offlce. Sherman Gives Notice That Krlce's Seat May Be Contested—The Oath With held from Call, Danols and Chilton. Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, Dec. 7.—The heavy rain storm which visited the city this morn ing had little effect in dampening the ardor of the persons desirous of witness ing the opening of the fifty-second con gress, and at an early hour great crowds surged through the corridors of the cap itol. In the house tbe galleries were crowded, and all the available seats on the long benches were occupied. As the Republicans entered the hall of the house they were greeted by their Demo cratic colleagues and congratulations and condolences exchanged. The cham ber presented a bright appearance, not withstanding the gloomy day. Many desks were ornamented with flsral de signs more or less beautiful, although they were not as numerous as in former years, and the speaker's desk waa con spicuous by tbe absence of adornment. the nousE MEETS AND ADJOURNS. At noon Clerk McPherson called the house to order. The clerk immediately proceeded to call the roll. As ex- Speaker Reed responded to his name, his Republican colleagues gave him a round of applause. The clerk having announced the presence of 326 mem bers, the house immediately, on motion of Holman of Indiana, adjourned to meet at noon tomorrow. ASSEMBLING OF THE SENATE. The senate galleries were crowded with spectators today to witness the opening of that branch of congress. There was an unusually large number of new senators to be sworn in, count ing up seventeen, without the senator from Florida, neither the name of Call nor Davidson being on the printed list. At noon the vice-president took the chair and the session was opened with prayer by Chaplain Butler. After this the 'vice-president laid before the senate the credentials of the new senators, the resignation of Senator Reagan of Texas, and the appointment by tho governor of that state of Mr. Chilton. Other cre dentials were those of Felton of Califor nia, to fill tbe vacancy caused by Hearst's death; the resignation of Ed munds of Vermont, and the appoint ment of Proctor, and the credentials of Call and Davidson, each claiming to be senator from Florida. After tbe latter two were read, Harris moved that they be referred to the com mittee on privileges and elections, so that the question might be decided in the light of a thorough investigation. He asked that they be laid on the table. George said he would not object to this request, but that tomorrow be would insist that the senate bad both the facts and the law before it, and ought to proceed at once to seat Call as the legally elected member. After a few remarks by Hoar the mat ter went over. SENATOR BBICE SWORN IN. When the credentials of Senator Brice, senator-elect from Ohio, were presented, Senator Sherman said: "Before the oath of office is administered to Mr. Brice I desire to say that a large portion of the citizens of Ohio have contended that he was not an inhabitant of that state at the time of his election, and was, therefore, not eligible to a seat in this body. On an examination of the precedents (of which there are several in the history of the government, and some of them most important) I am entirely satisfied that Mr. Brice is entitled to be sworn in on the prima facie of hiß credentials, which are regu lar in form. 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