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VOLUME LXXXI.-NO. 42.
CHOSEN FEW OF PERKINS Personnel of the Senator's Patronage Slate Made " Public. FAT OFFICES FOR SIX COLONELS. George Stone Scheduled for the Superintendency of the Mint 4 FRIENDS OF ELI DENISON ABE FURIOUS. Aspirants Who Have Been Ignored Denounce the Senator's Duplicity. I SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 10. —The Perkins slate leaked out late to-night and created commotion in the ranks of the Perking following;, where it was found that Colonel George Stone was to wnlk into the ' auperintondency of the Mint over the prostrate political corpse of Senator Denlson of Alameda. Senator Perkins seem* to have con ceived a strong; antipathy toward the representative men of his own county. First it was Waymire who was thrown down. Now it is Senator Deniaon. Letters and tele grit from all parts ' of the State continue flowing in to the legislators, saying that their constitu ents are not for Perkins and that they want a man of brains and energy like Samuel M. Shortridge to represent this great State in the United States Senate. THE PERKINS SLATE. Apportionment of Patronage as Planned by the Man In Washington. SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 10.— There was much tribulation in the ranks of the faithful after the arrival of the last train to-night, when it was learned that Sena tor Perkins' slate had been made public through an unfortunate leak on the part of one of its custodians. The path of poli tics sometimes meanders through dark and narrow ways, and the slate is of itself a map of those ways. The friends of Eli Denison are furious. They had speculated somewhat hereto fore as to the reason why Colonel Stone seemed so close to Billy Hamilton, man ager for Senator Perkins, and why Colonel Stone was spending his time ami breaking his neck for Perkins, but the slate of which the following is a copy, tells the story : For Superintendent of the 31int— Colonel George Stone. For Collector of the Port- Colonel John P. Jackson. For Surveyor of the Port — Colonel Paris Kilnurn. For 3faval Officer — Colonel William 11. Hamilton. For Collector of Internal Revenue— Colonel Daniel Cole. For Postmaster — Colonel S. W. Backus. Every mother's son of them, from Alpha to Omega, from the crown of his head to the sole of his foot, a colonel, and Perkins a colonel at thai ! All of them military men for civil offices ! The friends of Senator Denison and of other aspirants lor those fat plums of Fed Senator Andrews of Pomona and Senator Voorheis of Amador Talked Business Even if There Was an Adjournment, THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL eral patronage are inquiring why Colonel Stone and the other colonels should be placed above Senator Denison and the rest. Tdey claim that they have done ten times more for Senator Perkins ana the party than the preferred coloneis, and they are perspirinc in the neighborhood of the collar about it. The late trains brought up Samuel M. Shortrirtge, Charles M. Shortridge, Colonel Isaac Trumbo, Senators Mahoney and Morehouse and a large number of mem bers and others, and the hotel lobby is alive with political buzz. SHORTRIDGE GAINS DAILY. Men Who Feared to Antagonize Perkins Are Now In Open Revolt. SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 10,-The sentiment against the re-election of Georee C. Perkins to the United States Senate is hourly growing stronger, and as a result Shortridge stock is perceptibly advancing. The ballpt next Tuesday will be a surprise to those people who have accepted the talk of Perkins' strength as truth. Men who were on the fence a few days ago, fearinp to antagonize a candi date who wa3 regarded as strong and powerful, now speak their opposition openly. A time-honored Republican who Is not slated for a Federal office said to-night: "I have read Perkins' letter to Waymirej and I declare that it is insulting. The idea that Waymire should be excluded from the cabinet because he is poor shows in what light Perkins holds those who are not rich. I predict that there will be a poor man's ticket nominated for every State office at the next general election. The people will cast about for some effec tive way of resenting this insult which j Perkins has cast on the poor men of Cali fornia. "When the fight was on for President, when Mnjur McKinJey needed roles, who gave of their means to aid the Republican cause? It is history known to men who were in the thick of the light to carry this State that Perkins contributed neither to SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11, 1897. THE DAY OF REST IN SACRAMENTO. the Republican State Committee nor to the Alameda County Committee. When Red field Proctor came out to brace up Repub licans with the sinews of war C. N. Felton offered to give $5000 if Perkins would con tribute a like sum. Perkins pleaded pov erty; said he had lost money in the steam ship business and could not help the party. It was then that John D. Spreckels came forward with $5000. "Perkins is making his fight to-iay on promises of Federal patronage. The old Federal ring has parceled out every thing." SUNDAY AT THE CAPITAL. Members Find Time to Read Let- ters Givinar the Drift of Public Opinion. SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 10.— After a week of fog and damp, almost freezing air, a Sacramento winter Sunday has dawned upon the few visitors, left here in a double sense, and has exchanged the tule fogs for a cloudy sky and a light breeze, so raw and cutting that even the acclimated are hupping tbeir grates in doors and telling th<- shivering stranger that this is an exceptional season, and that Sacramento has more sunny days than Genoa, the Riviera, Athens, Algiers, Marseilles, Los Angeles and Milpitas put tosether. When the frozen victim who has been dragged hither in the waka of the legislative ship moans his doubts lie is handed "The Bee Souvenir." which gives columns of figures for the truth of the felonious boast, and which contains photographic pictures of orange and banana trees in full bearing in the gardens of the town in the depth of winter. Against such proof as that of the cam era, which is not like an editor and cannot lie, what can the poor, shivering mortal offer except bis pale gooseflesh. And if the disgustel mortal linds walking difficult by reason of his shoes carryinsr several pounds of mud from the bituminized pavements, which are the dirtiest and muddiest in the world, he is referred to the City Council, one member of which" body declared right out in meeting that river water flowing from a State prison or a manufacturing town was the most wholesome water in this wide, wide world j to drink, and another member of" which j declared that he had known cases where | good . horses had . been poisoned by drink ing water that had come from deep wells. Some of • the few legislators who did not care to encounter the yaried seductions of wicked San Francisco remained here and I went to church and spent the remainder ! of the time reading letters and telegrams in the well warmed and comfortable Sen- j ate and * Assembly ' chambers. Those let- ' ters and telegrams were of a highly inter esting character and iex&^iiitMn-yigot-J ous language the laet ib&t the 'people did not want Mr. Perkins re-elected to a posi tion which he had shown his incapacity to fill.- They said that it was time that California should wake .up and take a more " conspicuous and honored *. place among the States of this Union, which she could never do with men of small mental caliber. It is many a long year since California was proud of her repre sentatives, and ,it is many a long year i since her intellect, her statesmanship, her j breadth of vision, her progressiveuess and j her resistless energy were fittingly em bodied in her 1 representatives in the United States Senate. ' Since that time, long ago, of broad men Califoruians have often had to blush for the effigies which have sometimes repre sented the State in the most august body of statesmen in , the world. She has blushed for shame at their incapacity, j their narrow-mindedness, their selfish ness, and. she has wept with chagrin for their sins. , . v So out of very shamefacedness the Golden State is now raising a wail of pro test against the perpetuation of what is nothing "leas, than a crime against the people, misrepresenting their intellect, their learning, their eloquence, ' their knowledge and their appreciation of true statesmanship. • '■ Her summer suns that know no cloud?, her balmy airs mingling the refreshing saltiness of the quiescent sea with the soft and languorous odors of the orange and the rose, the one ripening, the ; other blooming side by side in the happy Cnrist mastide, have ' created a new nation of poets, orator?, artists and statesmen to fill j up the great blanks left both in the old and new worlds by the corroding tooth of a decaying and a degenerate age. . ; And so there has come to the thoughtful, the no ble of the golden land, a yearning and a regret, yearning for a better ambition in the man who places the ballot of the free man in the. box,. which is the only throne we know or revere, and a regret that the j fairest State in v the fair sisterhood should be so cruelly caricatured in the Nation's Capitol. '' ■': : ;> ~ : -. / ;"' ' '' : People cannot help drawing a contrast between the two., men now standing in the focus of their vision above, all the. rest just now in interest. " t They cannot help compar ing the , learning, the manners, . the elo- I quence, the courtesy, the cordiality and the human warmth of hear tin the one and the lack of these desirable qualities, or the possession of them ; in the lesser' decree by the other. ■ They cannot help recalling the energy,: the V unselfishness' and the commanding influence that have not been the characteristics of ''California represen tatives in the Senate of the United States for lo! these many years. It would not be charitable to name the gentlemen who did not the civilization of the re motest West in the council halls :of the Nation, for some of them have been dead for a long time and ; others are dead in in fluence, instate pride, in everything ; pro ductive of good to the State which has loved and honored them, not • wisely, but too well. ■.•.■■„-•: • ■ i l 'i\C-:>J:f ■'■ .'/'}■ ■ ,■ ■-.•:,"..■.-, -j Tardy though it may be of expression, the sentiment is in the air that the time has come for a'betterWdef, of things. i. It reaches eta here on the perfumed wings of the zephyrs that fly from the v orange groves of 'the 3 sunny south and the foot hills of J the North. It comes hither in letters 'f and a rushes ; hither in tho ' captive lightning that 'flashes through the wire, wiping out both time ; and [ distance, and the murmur of it is growing deeper and loader, like the warning rumble of the earthquake.;, - • * ; ; *;U ■'"'. -'' j.~ : ; :"\V ho * is there, leaving aside all question of personal friendship, who does not com pare the "^ capacity and the qualifications of Samuel M. Shortridge with those of George C. Perkins, and who does not say that if Mr. Perkins represents the intel lect and the statesmanship of California, Mr. Shortridge would represent it more truly and belter? That is what is being done here to-day in the Capitol building, in the hotels, in the lobbies, in the saloons, on the side walks, in the booses of friends and in ibe family circle. There is only one result, one opinion growing out of that compari son, and that is that Mr. Sbortridge fairly outclasses him on all points. "Republics are ungrateful," is a savin * as old as the big redwoods of California. But it seems to be ever new here, and | there are quite a large number of unfor tunates who are saying it. If republics ao not witbin the next two or three days i cease to be ungrateful, and if they do not display a keener appreciation of neglected merit, the railroad ties for a radius of 100 miles of this place will be measured by a grand arruy of patriots whose claims upon the party "have been whistled down the wind to prey at fortune." Among the discontented, it may be said rebellious, statesmen who have toiled for the party by an incessant wagging of the jaw are about twelve colored men who have been here since New Year's day hop ing against hope, and waiting most patiently for the fulfillment of the prom ises rashly made before election to le re pented of at leisure afterward. Three colnred men have beer, provided with positions of trust and emolument, among them 'Long John" Wilkins of San Fran cisco, who was early in the session re warded fora life of unswerving devotion to the party by the dignified ana re ponsible office of rear porter. The left and the lorn sigh when the tall form of '•Long John" looms up in the lobbies, draped in a brand new overroat. and orna mented with a pair of spectacles which impart to him ati air of great wi«dr,m, the envy of his less lortunate colleagues. The other night the weary waiters or ganized a caucus in a corner of the office of the Golden Eagle Hotel and passed a verbal resolution to the effect that if their claims were not recognizei very soon they would withdraw their support from the Grand Old Republican party and would throw the whole weight of their influence with the Democrats, who appear to be come violently in love with the colored man whenever that party is in a hopeless minority and can't do anything for them. It was stated at the caucus that Lieuten ant-Governor Jeter had expressed the opinion to one of tbeir number, Mr. Lafon, that it was a burning shame and that he would try to do something for them. The caucus decided that if the colored men were not given ten places they would go over in a body, cast their fortunes with the Democracy and ask it for a job. "Long John" deprecates the action of the colored men and says that it does not speak well for the loyalty of any man whon he allows himself to be governed by selfish considerations. James Kiddey, an old-time warhorse, who made some very clever speeches dur ing the last campaign on the subjects of protection and the financial issue, is among the ranks of the unappreciated and unrewarded here. He says that it is hard that a man like himseif, who did so much for the party, should be left out in tne cold, while men who did little or nothing for the cause are enjoying the ease of mind which accompanies a fat joD. A whole lot of women, some of them very good looking, have failed to tret any thing to do in the way of clerkships and 'have gone home convinced that politics i.3 demoralizing. It is against all precedent that a youn? and pretty woman should not be able to Ret an appointment in a California Legislature; but stranger things than that happen in politics every day. Major Don Jose Ramon Pico of the classic shades of Berkeley is here again looking after a claim which he has pre sented for several sessions, and which failed to pass at the last session because it went too late to the Governor. The major raised a company of soldiers in this State and equipped them at his own expense during the war. At that time he had leagues of land and houses and cattle, while he had a regiment of vaqueros in his service. Since the close of the war he has ! become poor, and he asks the State to re imburse him for the money expended by bim in the time of the Nation's peril. Another well-known San Franciscan is domiciled here watching the Senatorial tight. He is Sol Berliner, and he fills the post of caretaker of the Shortridge head quarters in the Golden Eagle Hotel. He is said to be the best judge of i good cigar whom Sacramento has ever seen. WHY PERKINS IS LOSING. Legislators Tlrlnar of the Methods Pursued by "The Echo of Steve White." Since the adjournment of the Legislature last Friday the Shortridge forces of the Senatorial contest have gained a decided advantage. No defections have taken place and some gains of strength are re ported. In the Per Kins camp the swagger ing confidence manifested early last week has given way to apprehension. It is pos itively known tnat some of tho members who were lured into the Perkins corral or caucus at Sacramento will vote on the first ballot for Samuel M. Shortridge. Speaking of this attempted corraling of Republicans at Sacramento an Oakland Assemblyman saii yesterday: "In view of Perkins' treachery in his dealings with Judge Waymire I regard myself absolved from all obligations imposed by the pre tended caucus. Again, it has been made clear to my mind that a caucus represent ing less than the number required to elect a United States Senator on joint ballot has no binding force. Where Republicans have attained the highest degree of intel ligent independence the rule of King Caucus is despised. *'A caucus for the purpose of discussing the merits of candidates is one thing and a caucus called to bind men hand and foot to the cause of a singie candidate is quite another. In every State of the Union Republicans of intelligence and public SDint have emancipated thennelves from the obnoxious slavery of the old-time caucus system, which forced men to sur render their convictions of right and wrong at the bidding of a majority. "I observe." continued the Assembly man, "that Perkins is aptly named the 'Echo of Steve White.' Tnat's what he is. The Democratic United States Sena tor guides him and leads him in Wash ington. Why cannot we have a straight forward Repub ican of character, firmness and intellect to represent California in the United States Senate? In my judgment the time is ripe for a change. If Perkins fails to get elected on the first ballot, as I believe he will, his followers will leave him." It transpires that in the letter which Perkins wrote to Waymire, seeking to ex plain his double-dealing in the indorse ment of Horace Davis for the Cabinet, Waymire was told in language that can not well be misconstrued that Cabinet offices were reserved for the rich. Way mire was inferentially advised to look for some other position or increase his income. The ex-Union veterans are decidedly sensitive on this particular point. One who served at the front through the war, when Perkins was at home righting against giving any mire recognition to the negroes, expressed his indignation freely : "It is not enough," he said, "that the rich should manage the trusts aud con trol the industries of the land, but here we have a United States Senator from California saying to an old Union veteran: 'You are too poor to live in Washington and hold a position in President McKinley's Cabinet?' It is my opinion that Major McKinley will take the measure of Perkins when Fedeial patronage is to be given out. It's com mon talk, you know — and no one disputes it — that Perkins refused to contribute money to the Republican State Central Committee. While b.3 was holdine back John D. Spreckels pat up $",000 for the cause of protection and prosperity. Per kins gave his jawbone in bi3 own behalf, and so complicated the fight that Califor nia would have been lost to the party had it not been for the ability, generosity and loyalty of John D. Spreckels, Major Frank McLaughlin, Samuel M. Shortridge, Judge Waymire and a host of other Republicans who stand in to win tights." PRICE FIVE CENTS. CHOICE OF THE PEOPLE Senator Morehouse Pre dicts Certain Victory for Short ridge. WILL PLACE HIS NAME IN NOMINATION. Confident That Merit Will Win in the Contest Beiore the Legislature. SAN JOSE CITIZENS EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS. Enthusiastic Support Given to the Caniidacy of Their Former Townsm -n. SAN JOSE, Cal., Jan. 10.— To-day's Mercury contained the following: Slate Senator H. V. Morehouse returned home from Sacramento yesterday for a two days' visit. In the hot right for United States Senator now being waged at the Capital, Senator Morehouse is an enthusi astic supporter of Samuel M. Shortridge, and he is very hopeiui of the latter's ulti mnte success. "The chances of Samuel M. Shortridge," said Senator Morehouse yesterday after noon, "are growing brighter every day. The Perkins managers are maicing great claims and lota of noise, but it is a case of whistling to Keep up courage. The real facts of the case are that they are alarmed over the present status of affairs. There is a great deal of feeling against Perkins at tha Capital. His betrayal of his life-lone friend, Judge Waymire, in the matter of indorsement for a Cabinet position has lost the present Republican United States Senator many adherents. "The claim of the Perkins managers that they hod sixty Senators and Repre tentatives in their caucus is baseless. They bad just lifty-seven members all told. The general sentiment is that unless such a meeting haa enough members present to carry oat its action it is not a caucus. As there were not the necessary sixty-one members present several who were in the caucus do not consider themselves bound to vote for Perkins and h.ive come over to Shortridge. "We have now fourteen votes sure for Shortridge, and there is every indication that we will have twenty on the first bal lot next Tuesday. Perkins' only hope is to spcure enough Democratic Senators and Representatives to swell his vote to the required sixty-one. It is my opinion that this hope will be blasted, as I have been informed that the Democratic mem bers have held a conference and have agreed to vote only for members of their own party. "All we have to do is to prevent the election of Perkins on the first ballot, when his vote will be at the maximum, because a number of members were in structed to suppoit him by the conven tions that nominated them. On the sec ond ballot the friends of Wavmire will break away from Perkins and the vote of Shortridge will ba materially increased. The third ballot will in all probability witness a breaking up of the Perkins forces, as the instructed members, having fulfilled their obligation, will then exer cise their own choice. This will be the t-reat opportunity for Shortringre, and I believe that the efforts in his Dehalf will be successful. "The fight for Shortridge has been clean cnt, mnnlv and atreresiiv. based solely on NEW TO-DAr. 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