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VOLUME LXXXI.-NO. 43.
ALL READY FOR THE BATTLE To - Day the Legislature Will Vote for a United States Senator. SHORTRIDGE'S MEN FEEL CONFIDENT. Perkins' Managers in Deep Gloom and They Boldly Lobby for Support. INCREASED DEFECTIONS FROM THE INCUMBENT. Those Who Insist on Carrying Out the Pledges of District Conventions May Violate the Laws of the State Governing the Purity of Elections. SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 11.-There is war and there are runicrs of war around the lobbies to-night, and the interest in the contest to take place to-morrow is intense. An interesting complication is likely to spring up, growing out of an alleged violation of the purity of elections law by legislators who pledg-d themselves before their conventions to vote for Senator Perkins. It is contended that they had i o more right to make such a pledge than they would have to pledge themselves to build a school house or a bridge. MAY VOLUTE THE LAW. Legislators Who Carry Out the Pledges of Conventions Are in a Quandary. SACRAMENTO, Ca.i_, Jsn. 11.—Legisla tors who piedged themselves before they were nominated to vote for Mr. Perkins are said to have violated the parity of elections law. That law forbids a candi date from making any promises or pledges before his election, and the point has been raised that the pledges and the reasons assigned by members wi;y they w:l: vote for Air. Perkins are not hey admire him for his ability, or that they want him elected, but they are ccnatraineti and coerced into doing so by virtue oi those pledges imposed on them Dy the coantj conventions manipulated for the personal advancement of senator Perkins. It is contended that the giving of those --;s or promises was contrary to the purity o; elections law, as much so as a promise to vote for acy other proposition — tor instance, for the erection of a school house or a public building or the aDpoint ment of any nnmber of men to office. COLONELS ARE GLOOMY. Jackson, Hamilton et a!. Staggered by the Defections From Perkins, but They Try to Boast. SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 11. -When Colonel John P. Jackson, Senator Perkins' choice for the coliectorship of the port, THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL raSuroe-? from' San Francisco lasttxilsHt and took up bis station in the lobby of the Golden Eagle Hotel, he ' was not greeted by political acquaintances with teat effusiveness and warmth with which the man on the winning side is usually received, la fact he remained alone and unnoticed for some time, although the crowa was small and there was no diffi culty in seeing him. It may have been tee anxious, almost despairing, look on his face that repelled offers of condolence on the waning star vt the incumbent United States Senator, and tnat made his friends diffident about congratulating him on being selected for the port collector «hip; for if the Perkins star sank below the horizon there would be no job for the clone!. Old-timer 3, as soon as they glanced at the Jackson face, remarked that something must be wrong with the bricade of political colonels who are being so valiantly supported by that stanch "Re publican" paper, the Examiner. Wben ColoaeJ Hamilton and Colonel Milt Green arrived on the next train they brought the blues with them into the fogs of Sacramento. Colonel Hamilton's de pression of spirits was very noticeable. He wa« fliehty and nervous and seemed to be unable to stand for any length of time in one place. The man seemed to have lost all of tnat self-poise which always marks tha demeanor of the military, and it looked as though he was ready to beat a retreat on the slightest provocation. Of course the news that Assemblyman Breilins: of Alameda had deserted the Per kins camp and that Senator D?nison Of Aiameda would not promise to vote for Perkins after the firs, ballot had reached them. They had heard also that several more who had voted for Senator in the SAX FRANCI«CO, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1897. "snap" eancus* were to repudiate the caucus and would vote for Samuel M. ' Shortridge. * ■ ;'*'* 1 This is why a gloom hung over the lobby last night and why Colonel Hamilton re mained up till 3 o'clock this morning wrestling with Assemblymen and Sena ] tors who had announced their intention j to vote for Mr. Shortridge. It was hoped by Colonels Jackson, Ham ilton and Green that the soothing hand of time would- heal ail hard feeling on the part of Mr. Way mire and his friends, and that they would wheel into line and sup port Mr. Perkins. »i If the defection of Assemblyman Brei-' iiag verrMd rSenatur^Peffcins'^ maosstrj, ' the reports ..: that others were ,f eUowiag; j suit worried them st ill more, and it was necessary for Vaquero Hamilton to ride I into the corral and round up the victims 1 of the snap "caucus" to ascertain which !of them and how many escaped. In order to hide their confusion and to make the evil tidings less believable the two col onels'on the Perkins slate began blowing the bugle of boast and shouting that they | had sixty-eight votes, including one Demo ! crat in the Senate and two Democrats in i the Assembly. But it was strange that ! those gentlemen who had made the elec tion of Senator Perkins a certainty we're not mentioned by name and have not come forward to claim the glory of the victory to which they were contributing and which without their help would not i be possible. But on the. -other hand the gentlemen who bad gone over from Mr. Perkins to Mr. Shortridge made no at tempt to conceal the fact. As soon as Assemblyman Breiliug had made up bis ■ mind that the people did not want Mr. | Perkins to represent them any longer, his name and the fact became known at on;e. ! The other gentlemen who are going to de i sert Mr. Perkins after the first ballot have ! not announced themselves publicly for ! obvious reasons. Nobody except the men on the Perkins i slate believes that there will b? an elec- I lion of anybody on the first ballot, but : everybody who knows anything about the ; situation of .affairs knows that Mr. Per ; kins will lose a very large number of votes ; on the second, and that before the third : he will be out of the fight. Senator Bulla says that he will make a : vigorous attempt to put through both | houses the constitutional amendment on VACATION IS OVER. woman suffrage, which was defeated at the polls last fall. He intends to keep at it until it wins. \ _„ , , ;./4'-i'."> Senator Braunhart introduced a bill to day that will os of interest to the Market street Kail Tray -Company.' Vlt- provides | that no street railway company shall be tween the hours of 6 and 8 a. m. and 5 and 7 P. M. charge ; more than 2)4 cents for a 1 single fare, and that the companies may issue commutation tickets good for sixty | trips at the price of $1 50. . Ji-r^fei I .'! v The Senator says that poor people can ' no longer afford to pay 5 cents car fare. ; and working men and women going to and coi||ing from work -&ouiiJ ? f}a, allowed ' to Hr»v*i >j c cfee tba. is charged to other persons who do not rfCc in the cars during those boors. He is confi dent that -his bill will vastly .'increase traTel, and that in spite of the reduction ' the street railway's receipts will be much ' larger than they are now. If this be true ■ there will no doubt oe a '. strong lobby : of railroad people up here to fight for the i passage of the bill that is destined to till | their coffers. If Senator Braunhart should continue to introduce a few more of that ■ kind of bill? to increase the business of the street car companies he will lay him self liable to the accusation of being a j railroad man. ACTiVE IN THE LOBBY. Perkins' Managers Vainly Trying to Overcome the Increasing Strength of Shortridgre. SACRAMENTO. Cal., Jan. 11.— There was so much buzzing confusion in the As sembly chambers to-day that the mem bers frequently called on the Speaker to put a stop to the noi«e. The Perkins lobby was active in buttonholing and whisper ing to memtifrs who were weakening under the pressure of letters and tele grams from constituents asking that Samuel M. Shortridge be supported for United States Senator. , .- Whatever the sentiment may be in the Legislature the truth is now known that four-fifths of the Republicans of Califor nia desire that Mr. Perkins be retired to private life, and that Mr. Shortridge be elected to the United States Senate. The following letter from a : leading Republi can of Santa Clara County is a sample of hundreds received from other sources: . -; . - ' > Sax Jose, Jan. 9, 1897. Matthew Arnerick, . Sacramento— Desr Sib: I 1 am requested to write to you ,to ask you to do ; your. tamos; for the election of Samuel M. ?hortridge as United States Senator. , This re quest is made by every voter of this district. Republicans and Democrats alike. We are all \ for him. and sincerely hope that we win have \ the pleasure to see you and our friend More , house cast your votes for him. ;: * : Colonel J. P. Jackson, Colonel B l!y I Hamilton and Colonel Dan T. Cole held! many wuUpered interviews with members .on the tloor of the Assembly. Daring the : reces« Colonel Frank L. Coombs, the i j Speaker, wa< called into consultation. The news from Washington to the effect that the fending bill had been" defeated in t he House .bad been defeated f caused (a. - /ippf l~ct i eicitetcent it tn* l,ej;;.-s!&ture. Speaker Coombs read lliis dispatch from Senator Perkins; - J ''Funding bin defeated in the House fay a majority of 66." S \ Assembfymun Beishaw read the follow ing message from Congressman S. G. HJ burn: 'Glory be to God in the highest — funding bill defeated by 66 majority." The reading of tbe foregoing telegram evoked applause and laughter. The Assembly adopted resolutions of respect to the memory of Spencer G. Mil lard, Lieutenant-Governor, and Cyrua W. Col -man, ex-member of the Assembly, de ceased. Speeches of eulogy were made by 3evera! members, and engrossed copies of resolutions ordered. A resolution was introduced by Assem blyman Jones asking our representatives in Coneress to vote in favor of extending belligerent rights to tha insurgents in Cuba. The measure was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. The Legislature decided to-day to hold a joint convention on February 3 to elect live Trustees of the State Library. The concurrent resolution was intro duced in the Senate by Mr. Vooriieis, and on adoption there was immediately trans mitted to the House. The Republicans of the Legislature are determined to wrest She patronage of the ctate Library from the Democrats. The crafty politicians of the Democratic party got their grip on this institution many years ago, and have held it despite a Re publican majority strong enough to effect a change. Tbe standing committees of the Senate and Assembly were announced to-day. As Continued on Second Page DEFEAT OF THE FUNDING BILL Lost in the House by a Majority of Sixty- Five Votes. DECISIVE BLOW DEALT THE MEASURE. Brought About on Motion for the Third Reading and En grossment. SUBSTITUTES COME FIRST TO THE SLAUGHTER. After the Proposition to Refund the Debts of the Pacific Railroads Is Beaten by a Vote of 167 Noes to 102 Ayes Powers of Vermont Tries to Secure a Rehearing. WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 11.— Fate overtook the Jfacific railroad refunding bill in the House to-day. It was defeated, by the majority of 65 votes, and its sup? i porters were even prevented from sending \ it back to tbe committee for reconsidera- ; tion. The motion on whicn tbe decisive blow j was dealt called for the engrossment aad tbe third reading of tbe bill. "When the roll had been called and tbe resnlt was announced tbe oDponents of tbe measure indulged in some hand - elspping, but made no attempt at * more noisy demon ' gtration. The final vote was 167 noes, 102 ayes. A full attendance of members was evi dence of the interest taken in the funding bill, which was debated last week and upon wiiicb, under the special order, a vote was taken to-day. The speaker stated the first question to be upon tbe amendments adopted in the committee of the wbole, and they wera agreed to without division. The next vote was taken on the substi tute offered by Bell (D.) of Texas, fixing the rate of interest on the bonds to be is sued at 3 per cent, instead of 2, as pro vided in the bill. The substitute was de bated. Ayes 110, noes 156. The question then reverted to the sub stitute offered by Harrison (D.) of Ala bama, constituting tbe Secretary of tbe Treasury, tbe Secretary of the Interior and the Attorney-General a commission with full power to settle tbe debts of tbe bond-aided Pacific railroads upon such terms and in such a manner as may be agreed upon, the apprcvai of the Presi dent being necessaiy. If unable to reach an agreement with the owners of the roads, the commission to recommend to Congress what legislation they deem ne cessary to protect the interests of the Gov ernment and to enforce the prompt col lection of the debt. This substitute was also defeated — ayes 53 to 214 noes. Ayes aod noes were also ordered on the ! engrossment and third reading of the bill and the rote resulted: Ayes 10*J, noes 167, j and the bill was defeated. The following is the vote in full on toe Pacific railroad funding bill: Ayes — Adams, Aitken, Aldrich of New Hampshire, Apsley. Arnold of Pennsylvania, j Arnold of Rhode Island, Atwood, Avery. Bab. I PRICE FIVE CENTS. cock, Bankhead, Barney, Bennett, Berry, Bouielle, Brewster, Brosiui, BalL, Caiderhead, Cannon, Catching*, Cmcfceriag, Clark of Ala bama, Cobb, Codding, Connolly, Co wen. Crow- ; ley, Cnlberson, Curtis of lowa, Curtis of New York, ; Dalzell. Daniels, Dayton, Denny, Dove ner, - Draper." Evans, '.'■ Fart«, F:s<:ner. Foote, Gardner, Giltett of New York, Giile;: of Massa- setts, ; Grow, Haltennan, Hardy, Harmer, Hatch, Henderson, Henry of Connecticut, Hepburn, Hill of ( Connecticut, Hooter, Haling of ; West , Virginia, Hunter, Jenkins, Joanson of California," Kirkpatrick, Knox, Knile, Leighty, Linton, Lang, Low. Mahou, MeCleilan, Meredith, Miller of West Virgin!*, Mtucbeii, • 3ior*e. ? Moseiej w Murray, Oder ; <.--ver3U««t, Patterson. Payee. Poiie, Powers, '<^ui?g, Sasey, ReeVis, Robinson of | Pennsyl vania, Koyse, Rusk, Rnasell of Connecticut, Sherman, simitn of Illinois, Southwics, spen cer, Sperry, ; Stahle, • Stone (Charles W.), Snlzer, Taft, Thomas. Van Voorhl.«, . Wad» worth. Watson ot Ohio, Wellington, Wilson of New York, Woodman, Wright— Noes— Abbot, Allen of Utah, Anderson, Bailey. Baker of Kansas, Baker of New Hamp shire, Barnaul, Bartholdi, Bartlett of Georgia, Bortlett of New York, Beach, Belkn«p, Beil cf Colorado,' Bell of Texas, Bingbam, Black, Blue, Boatner, Bowers, Broierick, Buck, Barrell, Burton of Missouri, Barton of Ohio, Clardy, Cockrell, Cook of Wisconsin, Caokeof lilinoU, Cooper of Florida, Cooper of Texas, Cooper of Wisconsin, Corliss, Crisp, Crowther. Cam ming*, Curtis of Kansas, Danford, Cc Armond, Dewitt, Dinsmore, Dockery, Doliiver, Eddy, Ellett, Ellis, Erdman, Fairchild, Fenton, Fi« gerald, Fletcher, Foas, Gamble, Gibson, Grout, Hager, Hainer of Nebraska, Hall of Missouri, Harrison, Hart, Hartman, Heatwoie, Hen drick, Hermann, Hirks, Hilborn, Hopktas, Howard, Howe, HoweU, Hubbard, Huff, Hull of lowa, Hutcheson, Hyde, Johnson of In diana, Johnson of North Dakota, Jones, Joy, Kern, Kendall, Kiefer, Kleberg, Lacey, Lati mer, Lawson, Leonard, Lester, Lewis, Llnney, Livingston. Loud. Msguire, Mahany, Marsh, Martin, McCleary of Wisconsin, McClure, McCormick, McCreary, McCulloch, McDear mon.McEwan, McLachlan, McMillin, Melk eijoun, Mercer, Milnes, Minor ot Wisconsin, Moody, Neiil, Newlands, Northway, Ogden, Otey, Otjen, 0" ens, Parker, Pearson. Pendle ton. Perkln«, Pitney, Prince, Pugb, Richard son, Rinaker, Robertson of Louisiana, Sayera, Scran ton, Shafroth. Shannon, Simpkins, Smith of Michigan, Snover, Sonthurd, Spalding, Sparkman. Stalling:, Steele, Stepnenson. Slew art of Wisconsin, Stokes. Strode of N<?bra.-kv, Swanson, Talbert, Tate, Tawney. TaTlo.r. Terry, Thorpe, Tovrne, Tracy, Treloar, Turner of Georgia, Turner of Virginia, Tyler, Upde graff, Vanhorn, Walker of Virginia, Wnnger, Warner, Washington, White, Williams, Willia, Wood of Idaho, Wood—