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in the effort to carry the pending nomina tions over to the new administration. The upper house . has no * committees j as yet, and had the message been received this morning it would ..have forced a" consid eration, that might, not- haye; admitted -of delay- without trouble.- By to-morrow the standing- "committees "will"- have been ap- pointed, and ..there, will, be one commit tee en Executive 'communications. It will be 'both V natural land easy for ..the Senate to refer all of these nominations to this committee without going out of 'its (w'ay^ to accomplish .a* postponement ¦ . * - ' ¦ ALL HEADQUARTERS, SACRAMENTO, Jan. 5.— Governor-elect George C. Pardee. to- Cday gave to The Call the following statement of his plans and desires during his adminis tration : ¦¦,;•• r -\ . "My most earnest hope is for a harmonious administration that will; be for the benefit of the entire.State, and there is every indication that this will be the case. When all branches of the government are in accord, better results can be accomplished for the people, and it will be my endeavor to have the utmost cordiality between all departments and offices. The har monious organization of both houses of the Legislature and the evident inclination of all. State offi cials to work for the interests of the peopleof the State and for the advancement of the common wealth, indicate that the present session of the Legislature will be of. benefit to the State. So far as I am concerned, my administration will be in the interest of no faction, while '"personalities will not be considered. " This is necessary that the fullest benefit may be derived by_> trie^ people, , % 6i .whom we are simply the agents. I have not been able to give muclr attention to proposed legislation and have no particular plans in that regard. * Those matters have been intrustednby the people to a -careful ly selected. body of men. and can be safely left in their hands. The-only-; forecast that- I . can make is that all branches of the government \yillgive the State a thoroughly' goo<i| administration, and that is all the people can ask for.-. There should be no sectionalism, no personalities^ no factionalism, and no classes— only the benefit of the State as a whole. ' /GEORGE C. PARDEE." gave the Senate one day's grace, and if there is an adjournment to-morrow until after the inauguration on Wednesday everything will then be in the hands of the" new Governor. . The receipt -of the' message from -..the Governor this morning ..would have; sub"; Jcctc'd the Senate to some embarrassment HELENA, Mont... Jan. 5.— The Republi cans of the House of the Montana Legis lature to-day organized the House for thg first time in ten years. Former Governor B. F. White of. Dillon was chosen for speaker. The feature of the fight was that F. Augustus Heinzc was defeated in his attempt to prevent caucus agree ments. The outcome is regarded a3 a vic tory for former United States Senator Carter. The Democrats organized tbs Sea ate • —^ Victory for Ex-Senator Carter. SANTA ROSA. Jan. 5.— Orin V. Howell. proprietor of Orr's Springs, Mendocino County,',, died at his home there to-day after a short Illness. 'Wo Sectionalism, No Factionalism, No Personalities, No Classes," Says Governor-Elect Pardee of His A dminist ration. £;>eclaJ DUratch to The Call. CALL BUREAU. 4% G STREET. N. \v\. WASHINGTON, Jan. 5— President Roosevelt to-day again stirred the wrath of Southern people by nominating for Collector of the Port of Charleston, S. C, William D. Crum, a negro doctor. Crum was recommended by Booker T. Washington, the colored leader, whom the President invited to dine with him several months ago. This appointment, v.Sth the closing of the lndianola. Miss., pestofflce, will stir Southern people to e>ep resentment. Senator McLaurin of Mississippi to-day called upon Postmaster General Payne in J-^half of the patrons of the Indianola j'Ostofflce, who resent the appointment of the negress. Mrs. Cox. He asked that the vostofiice be reopened with one of Mrs. Coxs bondsmen in charge. Decision is reserved, pending further information. The appointment of Dr. Crum had been vigorously opposed by leading citizens of Charleston, headed by Mayor Smyth, and leading white men of the entire State. Charges of political treachery were made against Crum. TELLMAN WILL PBOTEST. South Carolinians are looking to Sena tor Tillman to prevent the confirmation of Dr. Cruro. Senator Tillman said to right "I propose to vote against the confirm ation cf Crum because of my well-known" objection to the appointment of negroes to Federal offices. I can assure my peo ple of the fullest investigation # and hear ir.g before the committee. My personal objection to Cram's color may not have cny influence upon the Senate. I regard , this selection as a direct bid for the ne gro delegates in the Southern States and for Influence in the Northern and West ern States, where the negro vote holds the balance of power in the Republican party." Postmaster General Payne, in discuss ing .the lndianola pestoffice case, to-night fold: "The situation is very serious. Mrs. Cux is postmistress, a Government offi cial. The office is closed by the willful act of tiic people of lndianola. Postofflce inspectors have been sent there, to Inves tigate the trouble, but I 'do not expect fir report for several days." i&E VIOLATING THE LAW. What Bbout the people of lndianola ope&fac their own (postoffice, as dis j-atehr-s from there state?" was asked. "The Government has .a monopoly on 5»-.ft.jf5re busine-s-a trust, you may tay. Now any one can sell stamp*, but jou do not hav«« to go far in order to vio- \ late Ow law when you set up a postofflce. No one but the Government has the right to set Uji a poMofljcp!" Senator McLaurin asked for permission Jo s-ubmit statements in behalf of those patrons of the office who felt that an in justice had b<H>n done them by the clos ing of the lndianola postofflce. Srna i-.r McJ-aurin then suggested that, jf u were not feasible to r<r.pcn the Indinnola ofScp. .mail for Jndianola Ik- delivered a t * liitlc postoffiet? named Baird, about four miles distant. Decision on this also was reserved. - CHICAGO, Jan. 5.— Grievance commit tees representing every road entering Chi cago met here to-day ami negotiations were started which are expected to re sult in an increase in wages for thousands of conductors, and braKemen on Western roads. Similar committees met In every railroad center west of Chicago. The men are all members of the Order of Railway Conductors or the Brotherhood of Rail way Trainmen, and have made demands in behalf of their unions for a :?> per cent increase in wages, an eight-hour day and overtime pay. While each road will deal with a committee of its own employes, it is expected that any agreements entered into will be uniform. While the committees make their head quarters .here, their chairmen and the grand officers of the two orders will hold conferences with railroad officials at St. Louis, for which city they left to-night. The committees will take final action themselves and the grand officers will simply act in an advisory capacity unless a failure to agree appears probable. EXPLAINS THE DEMANDS. William G. Lee, vice grand master of the trainmen, before leaving for St. Louis wlth th . e olher grand officers to-night, said the trainmen hardly expected to have their full demands acceded to. tie said each road had its own committee, which would meet the management of that par ticular road from which the committee came and he expressed the belief that in creases would be granted at not less than 12 per cent more than the present wages. In explaining the :» per cent increase de mand, Lee said that it did not mean that each man In the service should receive that increase, but that.it was based on a 100-mile run. which is considered a day* work. St. Louis advices say that a meeting of delegates was held there to-night, but it was of a secret nature and just what was accomplished is conjectural. CONFERENCE IN ST. PAUL. Of the four railroad systems whose gen eral offices are in St. Paul, only the Chl- Chicago and Great Western held a confer ence with the conductors anil trainmen to day. The conference was entirely amic able, but no definite results were arrivedV at. The men expressed confidence that a settlement would be reached either to morrow morning or in the afternoon. At Topeka delegates representing th* Order of Railway Conductors and Railway Trainmen are in session. It is probable that the Siinta Fe will be asked for a 25 per cent increase in wages as a result of the meeting. Incident Adds to Tempest Caused by lndianola Affair. Thousands of Employes of • Transportation Lines Affected. Ignores the Protests of South Carolina Whites. Increase of Twenty Per Cent in^ Pay Is Asked Pol Special Dispatch to The Call HEADQUARTERS. SAC JT RAMENTO, Jan. 5.— With the B prompt and peaceful disposl ?ft^ —^^ tion of the United States Sen- atorshlp and the Speakershlp of the Assembly, it looks as though the Thirty-fifth Legislature had settled down to a.very qnlet and business like session. Both houses were organized to-day .with the usual ceremonies, but without any untbwatd incident save a. very marked- backhanded slap at Gov ernor Gage. This occurred in the Senate. When the committee appointed to notify the execu tive that the upper -house was ready for business had returned. Chairman Devlin reported that Governor Gage had pre pared . a message which, would be deliv ered in five minutes. The echoes of Senator Devlin's words were still romping fn the far corners of the chamber when Senator Leavitt curtly proposed an adjournment until to-morrow morning. This motion was seconded and adopted so swiftly .that it was all over and Gage's expected appointments were sidetracked .before the uninitiated had time to wonder where the retiring Gov ernor was "at." There was method in the move, too, for It was explained that there was no com mittee yet appointed to which the antici pated nominations could be referred, and the Senators did not care to be forced into acting upon them at once. In other words, delay is sought so that Governor Pardee can exercise his preferences in the premises. " All signs, by the way. , indicate that Pardee will be the boss of his own ad ministration. He has already dictated the important chairmanships of the Sen ate, and will probably do the same with the Assembly. A suggestion of this was revealed to-day. Almost immediately fol lowing his defeat for the Speakersbip F. E. Dunlap announced his expectation of securing the chairmanship of the Ways and Moans Committee, but qualified his statement with the proviso that it all de pended upon what Governor Pardee had to say about it. , The Speakership fight, which promised so much in the way of exciting Interest at the beginning, has turned out some thing of a fizzle after all. When the caucus convened Dunlap withdrew from the contest and at the opening of the As sembly placed Fisk's name in nomination with a prettily termed speech. The rivals of the night before were now bosom friends and the strife of battle had been transformed into a love feast. In the minor offices in both houses there was practically no opposition. Lieutenant Governor Alden Anderson made a "statement late to-night that he would not be inaugurated until Wednes day,'} and as the Senate had not yet de cided upon the number of committees it wanted he. had given no consideration as to whom he would appoint on those com mittees- When the Senate is ready, he added, he will make his selections, alwajs bearing in" mind Governor Pardee's pref erences in the matter. The charges of boodle and bribery in connection with the contest for the United States Senatorshlp are given no credence here and are greeted by politicians with ridicule. The statement or some unknown legislator that he had been offered money for hls^vote by some other unknown and unnamed individual, they say, does not prove anything beyond a morbid desire for questionable notoriety on the part of the -self-labeled magnet of alleged Sen atorial gold. The practical absence of op position and the ease with which Senatur Perkins secured the Indorsement of the Rcpublipan majority demonstrates the fallacy of all such rumors far better than' any verbal denials. Special Dispatch to The CalL • CALL HEADQUAR TERS, SACRAMEN TO, Jan. 5.— Governor Gage made one desper ate effort to-night to control ab solutely the appointments that have been made .by him -with in the last two years. When it was found that the majority of the Republican Senators were favorable to passing the new ap pointments up to the incoming administration, an effort was made to line up the six Demo cratic votes in the Senate for the confirmation of Governor Gage's appointments. Senator Curtin of Sonora was appealed to upon the ground that Governor Gage had appointed Thomas Hender of Sonora us Yosemite Valley Commissioner, Hen der being a great friend of Curtin. Cur tin announced to-night that he would vote to-morrow to confirm the appointments of Governor Gage, but at the same time he refused to commit his Senatorial col leagues. "I shall vote to conrirm all of Governor Gage's appointments," said Senator Cur tin to-night. "What the other members of the Dem ocratic party will do I cannot say. I have only talked to two of them and they think that the matter ought to be settled to-morrow. The others have not been seen as far as I know." Lieutenant Governor Neff decided to night that It would take a three-flfths vote of the Senate to make a special or der to-morrow of the confirmation of these appointments. This would mean twenty-four votes out of the forty in the Senate. It is generally believed to-night that there will be at least twentv votes in the Senate against confirmation, which 'would throw all of the nominations into the hands of the Incoming administration. It is said to-night by friends of the in coming' administration that Governor elect Pardee has intimated to several of the Senators that he would consider it a personal affront If an attempt was made to-morrow to confirm these appoint ments and that acting upon this intima tion the Senators will no doubt allow the new Governor ;to settle the Question of State patronage. P'-"^^; f" The Senate to-day took the first step in the move to hold up all of the interses slon nominations of Governor Gage. In the face of the statement of the special ccmmlttee that was appointed to an nounce to the Governor thafthe Senate was organized and ready to conduct the business of the State that Governor Gage would have a message ready for that body in the short space of five minutes, the Senate adjourned without waiting to re ceive that message. The Governor's message that was due in so short a time consisted of an an nouncement of the long list of appoint ments that have been made within the last two years, since the adjournment of the last session. The Senate had no de eire to consider that, or any other mes sage from his Kxcellency, and rather than be faced with this list upon me very first day of the session they at once post poned all action until to-morrow morn ing at 11 o'clock. The Senate has decided to turn the en tire State administration over to Gov ernor-elect George C. Pardec, patronage and all. Dr. Pardce will be Inaugurated on Wednesday, and from that time on h-t will l«3 Governor in very truth, if the Senate can postpone the consideration of the announced messago of Governor Gage until after noontime upon that day every thing will then be in \hc hands of the new Governor, and he can*act as he may see fit. " The hasty adjournment this morning All Western Rail roads Receive Demands. Names Negro Col lector of Charles ton Port. Boodle Story Causes a Laugh. Fear Seizes on the Fav= orites. TRAIN CREWS STATE THEIR GRIEVANCES PRESIDENT STIRS IRE OF SOUTH Votes Needed to Retain Places. Upper House Plays Its Cards. NEW STA TE EXECUTIVE SPEAKS OF HIS PLANS A MONG the more important matters may be mentioned bills to carry into effect jc\. the constitutional amendments recently adopted, such as the use of z'oting machines • in lieu of the old style ballot.' In the event of the old style ballot being continued it will be necessary to rearrange the present ballot so as to' avoid mistakes such as zvere dcz'cloped in the recent recounts. There zvill undoubtedly be legislation affecting irriga tion and zvater rights. An effort zvill be made to pass a measure to introduce civil service into State offices.' It is generally understood that many bills of this character zvill be presented by representatives of the Labor party. Measures calling for large ap propriations fornczv buildings zvill be offered in behalf of most of the State institutions. Bills zvill also be introduced for increased appropriations for maintenance. There zvill be legislation looking to the improvement of the Sacramento and San Joaquin val'cys waterzvays. An amendment zvill also_ come before the Legislature in behalf of direct legislation. The establishment of a school at the University of California for: the preservation of our forests is also contemplated. It is too early to predict just zvhat policy the Assembly zvill adopt as to final legislation, but it is -safe to say that the members will l bc in favor of appropriations large enough for the needs of the State and zvill also keep in inind the necessity of aiding the Governor in maintaining an econom ical administration. — From^an. interview zvith Speaker Arthur G. Fisk. OXE of the first matters that will be taken up will be a bill to revise and reform the present election law. The main effort will be to simplify it. The demand for. such action is general from all over the State. All of the public institutions' will be on hand with requests for additional funds. Napa zvants to put' in a water plum and San Bernardino zvants a nerv building. Stockton ivill also be on hand zvith a re quest for money. I understand that the Yosemite Commission will, ask for an appropriation zvith zvhich to build a hotel in the z'alley. I do not knozv just zvhat else this commis sion may want, but the members have a disposition to make numerous improvements. The mining interests will receive considerable attention. • A bill continuing and 'matt tng more effective the provisions of the hydraulic and restraining dam lazvs ,zv ill prob ably be passed. I expect a bill looking to the improvement of the San Francisco zvatcr front with respect to zvharfage. There is no question that the present accommodations are entirely inadequate to the needs of the seaport. While it is true that a bill having this same object in view failed at the last session, I do not doubt that it would be suc^ cess ful this time. The last two years have witnessed a wonder fid growth of the shipr ping .interests there and the people, generally speaking, understand the situation bet-* ter. — From intervir^v with Lieutenant Governor-elect Anderson. '¦ , BALLOT REFORMS REQUIRED WHARVES NEED ATTENTION GAGE SEEKS AID OF DEMOCRATS TO SAVE HIS FINAL NOMINATIONS PRICE FIYE'-CE^TS. VOLUME XCIII-NO. 37. SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, JANUARY* 6, 1903. The San Francisco Call