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Direct Primary Attacked; No Jobs for Pardeeites; Insurance Bill Conspiracy
Continued from Pace U Column 1
amendment of the constitution. Their
efforts are not at all unwelcome to the
enemies of the direct primary.
One of the avowed friends of direct
primary reform, pledged to vote for
a straight, simple proposition for con
stitutional amendment, who wants also
to get quick action In the matter of
TTnited States Senator, is Senator J. B.
Sandford of Ukiah. He has prepared
and will introduce on Monday a bill
entitled "An act to enable the people
of California to express by ballot their
preference for some person for the
office of United States Senator." The
bill will not originally be offered as an
amendment to the Political Code. It
does not in its original form provide
either for a method of getting the
names of candidates officially before
the people. It does provide that the
names of candidates shall be placed on
the official ballot, but, probably through
nn oversight, does not prescribe a
method for patriotic citizens to become
official candidates.
Sandford's proposition is entitled to
consideration, and If it be demonstrated
that the people can be given a chance
to express themselves on a direct pri- j
mary amendment and also to advise the j
Legislature whom they wish elected to
succeed Perkins at the next general j
election, well and good, but if both can- I
not be done, both Democrats and Re
publicans owe it to the people to Inter
pose no obstacles to submission of an
amendment. That Sandford is a Demo- j
crat probably will not help his measure ;
out. but It will not be the sole bill of j
the same character. They will all con- j
sume more or less time. That none of
them will be allowed to pass Is not an j
illogical surmise; but it is not in bills i
of this character that the real danger
The real danper lies in the" attempt
to leave the whole question hung up
when the Legislature adjourns in March ;
or the submission of an ambiguous I
self«throttling amendment, which the '
people must in self-defense vote down j
or see any law enacted under it go i
down before the mace of the courts.
One proposition for an amendment
already prepared, and which has the
support of a most estimable association
of reformers, provides for the Interjec
tion of a few words to section 2H of
the constitution, which authorizes the
Legislature to enact laws governing the
election of delegates to the conventions
of political parties. Without striking
out the optional clauses of the section, I
which the amendment does not propose, I
they would have a constitutional au- j
thorization of wholly contradictory i
laws applicable to different political i
subdivisions and defeat their object
before they attempted to enact primary |
legislation. It is through both the hon
est and dishonest propositions of this
kind that the machine hopes to stave
off and ultimately prevent the redemp
tion of the party pledges.
Four More Noses
in Public Crib
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 11. — Four more
names found their way to the Assem
bly patronage list this morning. This
increased the number of attaches of
the lower house to 216. The additions
were made by motion and there were
no dissenting votes. It would have
been bad taste for any of the six
Democrats to object. Two of the ad
ditions were credited to Democrats, one
to Baxter of Meripos^a County and the
other to Davis of San Benlto. Repub
lican advocates of retrenchment and
reform could *iot protest, because that
stanch believer in legislative economy,
E. M. Pyle of Santa Barbara, wae
sponsor for a third. The fourth ad
dition could in no way excite com
ment, "for it was made at the request
of Grove Johnson, who made no pre
tense of opposition to fat patronage.
Pyle came to town expecting $6 a
day patronage. He was appalled at
the thought of SI 6, protested against
$15 and voted against 113. but when
the patronage was fixed at the latter
figure he began to send telegrams
home. He used up about all that was
coming to him yesterday, but he still
had a friend to place; so he induced
o»..er members to let him have left
over fractions until he had hired out
another good job. Those sterling
Democrats, Baxter of Mariposa and
Davis of San Benito. also had to do the
hiring act to add two more names to
the army of attaches.
The latest recruits are a watchman
at $3 a day, a stenographer at $5 and
two assistant committee clerks at $4.
This makes eighteen watchmen, 106
committee clerks and twenty-eight
stenographers. Some of the watchmen
are near-sighted, many of the commit
tee clerks could not write a 200-word
report in less than two hours and not
a few of the stenographers have a
eystem based on the theory that
transcription is wholly unnecessary.
Committee Lists
Somewhat Meager
call. headquarters,
ioot i:h;hth street.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 11. — Forecasters
arQ busy with the Assembly commit
tees, which are to be announced Mon
day by Speaker Beardslee, but their
lists are meager, and omit many im
portant prises. All, slates contain the
name of Miguel Estudillo as chairman
of the committee on ways and means.
Another general concession is that
Grove Johnson will head the committee
on Judiciary.
A. W. Drew of Fresno has been men
tioned for numerous places. Gossips
connect his name with the committee
on insurance, but it is now believed
this important chairmanship will go to
Phil Walsh of Oakland. George W.
Root, formerly Clerk of the Supreme
Court but now Assemblyman from Ne
vada County, is expected to get the
committee on mines and mining.
Nathan C. Coghlan of Ban Francisco
may be rewarded with the chairman
rthip of the committee on Federal rela
tions, a position which is of unusual
importance at the present time be
cause of President Roosevelt's threat
to compel the State to accept' his views
on the Japanese "schoolboy" question.
As far tie known no plum has been
, tagged with the name of Phil Stanton.
chalrmVn of the ways and means com
mittee of the last House. He says he
doesn't want anything, and Speaker
Beardslee may take him at his word.
rile* Cured In 6 to 14 days
Pazo Ointment guaranteed to cure any
case itching,blind,bleeding or protruding
piles 6to 14 days or money refunded. &oc*
States Marshal Elliott wired to fala office from
tMtcrßrnen to yenterday that he was rapidly • lm
proving: from the attack of pneumonia which
proetrated bim a few da?s aim and that he ex
pected to be able to resume nla duties *vr Mon-
Three Appointees— Lindley,
Transue and Elston — to
Be Ousted by Legislature
SACRAMENTO. Jan. 11. — Through
immediate legislation three of the best
appointments given /by Governor
George C. Pardee to his friends In the
last few hours of his administration are
to be made null and void. Al Lindley,
J. P. Transue and J. Arthur Elston are,
through the beneficent offices of the
Legislature, to be turned out into the
political cold. The Building and Loan
Commission is to be remodeled and the
office of Attorney to the State Board of
Health abolished. V
The movement has its origin in the
machine and Governor Gillett emphat
ically disclaims any connection with it
or any desire to play politics at the ex
pense of Pardee and his friends, but he
at the same time admits that a change
I would result in direct and immediate
j benefits to the people. Consequently he
can scarcely be* expected to interfere
with the Legislature for the mere pur
j pose of proving to the world that he
I owes Pardee and his friend no ill will.
One of the clever political tricks em
ployed by Pardee upon the occasion of
his taking the reins of government is
to be turned on him and his friends.
When Pardee legislated Dan Kevane
out of office through his scheme for the.
abolition and subsequent reorganization
of the Bank Commission he set a prece
dent that is to be revived for the dis
comfiture of himself and his friends.
When Assemblyman-Building and Loan
Commissioner J. P. Transne told the
Assembly he could afford to remain in
attendance on the Legislature as long
as any of his colleagues he apparently
did not know about the beautiful rod
in pickle for him. A few minutes later
the odor of the brine made its presence
i felt, and it is not at all Improbable that
when the constitutional sixty days have
elapsed Transue will have nothing but
his legislative duties and a political
sore spot to induce him to tarry in
One of the bills to be Introduced
Monday will provide for the abolition
or reorganization of the present State
Building 'and Loan Commission. An
other will abolish the lucrative post of
attorney to the State Board of Health
and assign the onerous legal advisory
duties of that post to the Attorney
General's ofllce. That It may be later
found necessary to employ another
Assistant Attorney General to carry
the Imposed burden is another story.
The immediate necessity is the ousting
of Eleton, who until Thursday was
Pardee's secretary and who then suc
ceeded Foley, late secretary to Gage, in
the Job Gage vacated for him.
A peculiar feature of me proposed
legislation lies In the well-established
rumor that the bill for the abolition or
reorganization of the Building and
Loan Commission is to be presented
by Senator J. B. Curtin, Democrat. That
will make it a reform measure and re
move it from the pale of polincs, where
an undi seeming public might otherwise
be Inclined to place It. The system
adopted by Pardee was first to secure
the abolition .of the Bank Commission
of three members and then the pro
vision for a commission of four mem
bers. Accepting this as the most likely
method to be pursued in the matter of
the Building and Loan Commission, the
political wiseacres have today ex
pected that a new Building . and Loan
Commission of three members would
be created after the relegation of
Lindley and Transue, appointed Mon
day by Pardee. In it they ccc nothing
but a play to put Pardee and his
friends outside the candy shop. Now
comes the Governor of California to
go them one better, and he has said
that if the commission was to be re
organized it should be done with an
eye single not to politics, but to re
trenchment and a betterment of the
service rendered the people of Cali
fornia, and that the one Commissioner
would be all sufficient.
What between an organization dis
position to take a speedy revenge on
Pardee and avowed disposition of the
Governor to work an economy to the
State, the chances of Lindley, Transue
and Elston of clinging to the plum
trees planted by Pardee are not flatter
ing. There is not a question about the
ability of the Legislature, either in law
or fact, to amputate the Pardee limbs
from the body government. The places
were created by the Legislature, and
while he who glveth cannot always
take away, the Legislature occupj&s
the latter enviable position in these
instances. Not only has It the power
in law, but it has the votes, in fact,
and may reasonably be relied upon to
work the State a decided saving in
salaries and emoluments.
Governor Gillett asked about the pro
posed legislation yesterday, em
phatically denied that he knew any
thing about it or that he wished to
play politics at the expense of the men
appointed by Pardee. He did, however,
admit that legislation of that char
acter would not be ungrateful to him,
as he believed if the Legislature de
cided to make any. change such change
could be made to redound to the benefit
of the people. He said:
"I have not heard of any such legis
lation and I have no Immediate inter
est in it. I bave no desire to play poli
tics with the governmental machinery
of this State. If the Legislature should
see fit to wipe out the present Build
ing and Loan Commission I should rec
ommend not a commission or three or
more members, but a single Commis
sioner, working under a system simi
lar to that provided for the Insurance
Commissioner. California is unusually
prolific of opportunities for sane re
trenchment. I see no reason why if
there is to be a change made the num
ber of salaries should be increased.
"Obviously I cannot take an interest
in this particular matter, beyond the
proper interest the Governor should
take in any proposed legislation. My
interest might be ascribed to political
motives and I don't want to play that
kind of politics. Ido think that a sav
ing of one-half of the expense of the
Building and Loan Commission \u25a0 could
be effected and the work quite as satis
factorily done through a provision for
a single; Commissioner, wJth adequate
assistance and a single office."
Governor Gillett also admitted he
could see no real reason for the main
tenance o£ a special attorney for the
State Board of; Health, suggesting that
he thought the work not so heavy that
it could no/. be performed by the staff
of the Attorney General.
of F. B. W*U /eiterday, in the United .states
District Court, default of tbc defendant wu en
tered Is toe case of J. B. Reynolds and other*
aralnet the wnaler Herman. The rait . was
broiipbt to recover $47,000 damarea , for breach
of contract and failure to supply, proper food
and medicines to tit* complainants while on a
crui«e In. the Arctic. Wall called the attention
of the court to the fact that the defendant had
tmtlma ta fiat la an answer. • —-\u25a0 •
California Statesmen as They Appear
to Ewer, Cartoonist of The Gall
Senators Frank VIV Lravlt t and Ed
ward I. Wolfe have a flsht on their
hands. Xotirlthstandlner the declaration
of these legialators that they" would
countenance no amendment to the Ju
venile Court law that aimed to place
probation officer* on nalnry to be paid
by the. various counties, unless the ap
pointive power 'were removed from the
hands' of the vnrlons probation com
mittee* and transferred to the Judges
of the Superior Court,, a conference of
rfprwM-ntathcii of <h« varluiiit uouirn'*
dabs" and probation committees, held
yesterday at Calvary Church, decided to
propose such an amendment to (he leg
islature at Its prenent session and to
use all available Influence to secure It*
The conference was held at the invi
tation of the California Club, Mrs. J. W.
Orr president, and was well attended.
The proposed amendment to the exist
ing law was presented for the con
sideration of the delegates by J. W.
Todd, probation officer of San Fran
cisco. It, provides that In San Fran
cisco there shall be one chief proba
tion officer at a sajary of $200 a month,
four probation officers at $125 and three
assistants at $100; in Los Angeles two
probation officers and three assistants
at salaries yet to be fixed; in third
class counties one probation officer and
one assistant; in Santa Clara, the only
fourth-class county, , one , probation of
ficer at a salary of $100 a month, and
In all other counties one probation
officer to be paid $3 a day for days
actually employed.
Former Probation Officer Decota of
Alameda County said that while he
favored the bill he was. of opinion
that the probation committees would
have to J>e sacrificed before the Senate
would pass the proposed measure, as
Senator Leavitt had stated frequently
that'so long as the appointive power
was not delegated to the Superior
Court he not only would refuse to
vote for the bill, but would fight It
It was this feature of the measure
another delegate pointed out that had
caused Senator Wolfe to express his
disapproval. Both of the Senators had
agreed to vote for the measure, how
ever, if the question of patronage were
settled' to their satisfaction. M. J.
White pointed out that to amend the
measure to conform to the Ideas of
the Senator's named would be to throw
the whole probation system into poli
tics ahd forever destroy its usefulness.
He said the supporters of the proposed
measure should ask for the support. of
the Legislature on broad grounds,. of
public welfare and then If if were
defeated all right, for it were better
that there be no probation officers un
der, pay than that* the probation com
mittees be retired, as their work had
been of Inestimable value.
Probation Officer Todd agreed" that
this was the proper view to take of
the situation and as a result the con
ference decided to "stand pat" and
fight for the amendments the. pro
ponents of the- measure deemed to be"
just. Delegates Lee of Santa Clara,
King of Salinas, Pringle of San^Fran
cisco and Mrs. . Baldwin and Mrs.' -.Pal-,
mer of the California Club were ap
pointed a committee to attend a meet
ing of other bodies favoring tJVe pro
posed amendment,". which was held \u25a0in
Oakland I last ' evening/""-; . '
Yesterday's meeting, which. was pre
sided - over by W. Almont- Gates, sec-"
/'are made of strong,; wHitt,- durable and flexible: .
fabrics which laundrymeii say^ wear* longest <^
200 STYLES IN ' OUARtIr . SIZES. .-jhjjj|^g tBC 'ca'chV 2; FOR .'a 5C.^ *
• ci.wtfir^yiA«ODYlyco?.: makers oVcLueTT shirts.' iJ" :'i~{[ : '
SACRAMENTO. Jan. .11.— Jake Step
pacher, assistant secretary of the Re
publican t State ' central committee, has
both hands on- ; the lemon passed Gen
eral George Stone and himself -and
philosophically declines to let go. That
Steppacher Is somewhat |In the* situa
tion of^the good citizen with a grip on
the caudal appendage of the legendary
.bear deprives the, situation of hone of
the dignitythat Steppactaer*s manly at
tltude has - graced : it • with. : nplr any of
the indignity heaped. upon him' and his
chief, the chairman of "the' State central
committee. . ,\u25a0\u25a0:, .-. ; £ "• . •-,-'• -- . :
- With all the patronage" pie parceled
out and no piece of'ifon>the one plate
Chairman Storie presented, " Steppacher
declines to put his chief deeper in a
hole or lay himself open to the criti
cism that must attach to a further at
tack on the treasury already looted to
the amount of $25 a day. for each Sena
tor and 1 13 a day for each Assembly
Stone originally -asked~:that* Steppa
cher be elected chief clerk of the As
sembly. That was his only request for
recognition in the organization of that
body. He deemed it >. a reasonable re
quest, based not alone on the theoreti
cal pull he, as chairman of the State
central committee, ought ; to have, on an
almost exclusively Republican body, but
also on the faithful party service of his
.After Steppacher was permitted to
pose as a tentative candidate for two or
three days, Stone arrived and was told
that his man must make way for Clio
Lloyd. Later, that his candidate could
not have his former position as minute \
clerk of the Assembly. A little rustling
and a promise to take care of Steppa- !
cher in the Senate was forthcoming.
Then Steppacher was drafted for the
hard work incident to the preliminaries
for the inaugural ceremonies. : In that
capacity he covered himself with dis
tinction. His work done to; the satis
faction of every one, 1 Steppacher dropped
around to find out in what capacity he
had been attached Ito the Senate pay
roll, and to his pained surprise discov
ered that the whole- ° $134.0.00 -worth of
pie had been shoveled out and that he
had befn overlooked in the unloading.
Steppacher mildly raised a point of
order and got voluminous and effusive
excuses. The excuses lasted ; s twenty r
f our. hours, and then it was proposed to
recognize the claims of Stone and Step
pacher by a special resolution creating
a place for Jake, if unanimous
consent could be- secured.
consent : was necessary to Bave Sena
torial honor, because, \u25a0 had not the Re
publican Senators j agreed to : mulct j the
State of not more thaiT s2s' a' day. each?
Steppacher had; pne large, juicy lemon
and , did not want another. He "saw
whore he and Stone, In- order to^ get one
measley Job from the* Legislature. .were
to be put in the light ; of sandbaggers.
The legislative ; Insult perpetrated
upon his; chief was ; sufficient for the
San ; Francisco man."-: {He: did, hot f pur
pose ;to put Stone up . for , public ' exe
cration also, and he told the Senators
today that they -would 'confer; a .favor
on him by permitting ; the j question of
his employment to be ; forgotten;,
retary of the State Board : of ' Charities
and Corrections,- adjourned to the' call
of the chair. \u0084./..
San Francisco Delegation
Detects Scheme to Ham
per Pending Legislation
- 1007 EIUaDH j STREET.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 11;— Behind a
resolution "to. proceed to the, introduc
tion of bills, which was Introduced in
the Assembly ; today, \u25a0 Representatives
from San Francisco saw :a scheme to
hamper insurance legislation and bring
about complications calculated to make
defeat probable if *not certain. They
stood solidly together, and, with the
aid of country members^ defeated the
motion by the margin of. six
votes. . ,
L> All the Los Angeles members and all
but , one of -the representatives from
Alameda County voted against San
Francisco.' ;
Assemblyman . Phil ; Stahton of Los
Angeles made the motion for the Im
mediate s introduction' of , bills and &r-,
gued at length In support of it. He
was' vigorously" backed by his Siamese
twin colleague, J. P. Transue. The op
position was led by Assemblyman Nath
an C. Coghlan of, San Francisco.
- According to the 'rules of the House,
bills must be referred to some standing
committee.- No such, committee "had
been "appointed and .< none -! will be be
fore Monday morning. .'Opponents of
immediate action suspected a trap; They
figured out that if the resolution were
carried; .zealous /.members, some \u0084of, of
whom had insurance bills to' present,
would i unload at once. ,The bills would
reachYthevright committee, but it was
feared *;that after they were reported
a week:or,two hence some wise member
would; raise the" point that they were
Irregularly referred at a time when
there' were no committees in .existence.
'J.he probable outcome would be the en
forced withdrawal of the bills. This
would make it necessary for/advocates
of all of the early bills -to -do their
work over and in many;cases the delay
would give lobbyists .time to encompass
the v defeat of measures distasteful to
corporate .interests.
A noticeable feature of the debate
was that Grove L. Johnson, who i, ob
jects to insurance companies being re
quired to make a deposit with the State
Treasurer, had nothing to say. Johnson
is the most skilled parliamentarian In
the House, and is invariably generous
with advice, but today he kept - silent
through all the discussion. '
Stanton pleaded that time could be
saved by getting bills to the; Statue
Printer at once. He did not want to
stay In Sacramento more than the sixty
days . for which legislators are permit
ted to draw pay. ';•-,
Peter Kelly of San Francisco moved
to adjourn, but Speaker Beardslee: de
clared him out' of order and. expressed
a hope that thoughtless members would
not retard the work of the Legislature
by making motions of that nature at
inopportune times. ' \u25a0. -_' ;\u25a0 t
: CoghlahJof San .Francisco moved to
lay the resolution on | the table. He
was . ready^; to stay, at his post seventy
days If necessary.* : . /..^
V Stanton took',' the -floor. ; again. " "I
have* no personal interest af stake,",, he.
replied. . "I stand here without a. single
bill to present at this session.' '
Such a statement "could .only, serve to
increase the . suspicions of the .opposi
tion. As for the spectators, discerning
ones wondered if Stanton had ( takenthe
trouble to be ) re-elected for the sole
purpose of getting his sister on the
Assembly payroll, and that, having ac
complished his object,, he' was content
to let others do the lawmaklng. „, :. .
Stanton warned the legislators £ that
any delay would mean a seventy days'
session. ! \u25a0 .
Coghlan made-- reply. "I did .not
think there was any one here for the
mere' compensation," he said. '"We are^
here to serve the . people." s . * i
"Why not begin it now?" inquired
Stanton, and the House laughed.
Phil Walsh of Oakland favored the
resolution. He also stated that he had
no bills to introduce.
Transue of Los Angeles talked earn
estly In favor of what Stanton "pro
posed. Like Stanton and Walsh, he
had no bills to introduce.'i§J6gSlBS3iSpJß
• : By this time the San Francisco dele
gation \was convinced that there_ was
some underground work -.in. progress.
They i decided that V they wanted ; the
question settled, quickly, and Coghjan
withdrew, his: motion; to ' table. This
brought about a vote -on the original
resolution. ,
When Grove Johnson's name was
called he ' broke his» silence by voting
"aye." This convinced -the -San Fran-
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SACRAMENTO, Jan. 11.— What looked
like a fight over the. matter of pre
senting bills came up \yhen the Senate
met this" morning, but 'no part of the
wrangling came out in open session,
Senator Frank Leavitt of Oakland
clamoring for a recess and having his
During the recess Leavitt main
tained that all the talk about present-
Ing .bills was premature and absurd.
His own bills were in Oakland, he said,
and he was not ready .to present them.
, • When j the Senate reconvened Leavitt
submitted a resolution calling for ad
journment until Monday, and again had
his way. Most of the Senators will be
prepared to unload their' bills on Mon
day, when" "there will be considerable
more jockeying for preferential hear
ings. ' ' " ' *
"> Balzac's "Comedle Humaine" does- not
present a more variegated subject of
topics than the array of bills with
which ; the Senators aye primed up.
They range all the.way.Jn human in
terest from measures restricting false
representation among nursery- men in
selling virgin trees to bills designed to
save a gullible commonwealth from the
machinations of "grasping corporations
and/ "sixbit" insurance underwriters.
Prizefighting, racetrack gambling, pa
tent medicines, vaccination, employers'
liability,, the, police, judiciary and mu
nicipal reform all have their champions
ciscans who had not yet voted that they
were on the right tack and not a break
occurred in the delegation.
, "John Wessling, known as Hearst's
recreant independence Leaguer, was ab
sent, but the other seventeen cried "no!"
when their names - were called. The
complete vote was as follows: Ayes
Bell, Blrdsall, Burk. . Campbell, Case,
Cogswell, Collister, Cornish, Coster, Cut
ten, Davis, Eshelman, Finney, Ham
mon, Hans Johnson of Sacramento,
Lemon, Lucas. Lynch, McClellan, Perci
val. Pierce. Pyle./Root, Sackett, Stan
ton, Stetson. Thompson of Los Angeles,
Transue, Walsh", Wesk, and Speaker
Beardslee — 32. .' ;-\u25a0>.. \u25a0.-.
Noes— =-Barry, Beban, Beckett,- Berry.
Bishop. Boyle. Butler, Coghlan. Cullen,
Devlin, Drew, Estudillo, Fisher. Forbes,
Fratessa, Hartmann, Held, Hewitt, Hlg
gings, John Johnson of San Diego> Jury,
Kelly, I Kohlman, Ludlngton, McGuire,
McKeon, McMullin, Snyder. Spaulding,
Strohl, Strobridge, Thompson of San
Francisco, Toomey, -Vogel, Whitmore,
Wilson and Wyatt — 38.
After the triumph of the San Fran
cisco delegation Stanton took no fur
ther interest in the day's proceedings,
and a motion to adjourn was soort put
and carried. .
- ; . It is not charged that all the mem
bers who voted for Stanton's resolution
had an ulterior motive, but not a few
of the opponents of the plan to present
bills today are of the opinion that cer
.tain'wise members: of the House, con
ceived the idea to put a ball and chain
on objectionable bills,- and by specious
arguments Induced ; many of their col
leagues to give them aid.
The purpose of our Saturday Night* Special Sale f
Chma-Crockery is for the benefit of those unable to do |j
their shopping during the week. |j
Bona Fide Reductions I
Attendance at* one of our Saturday Night* Special [
Sales will convince you that* you can save money by i]
purchasing China-Crockery from BrittouTs.
Saturday Evening, Jan. 12,7 to 10 I
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unable to frame so ingenious a defense
as that with which ne floored the con
stitution, he made no mention of its
existence. But the Recorder's omission
in no way operates to repeal the char
ter provision and it is there, pointing
out to the Mayor the way to duty.
Should Mayor Schmitz refuse, aa It
is believed he. wiU. to remove Nelson
from his office as Recorder, the law
may be carried into- effect by the At
torney General through quo warranto
proceedings, or action to enjoin Auditor
Horton from auditing and Treasurer
Bantel from paying Nelson's warrant
on the treasury may be Instituted hy
any citizen. The . question has been
raised that the bondsmen of Horton
and of Bantel may be liable in event
Nelson continues to draw his salary as
Recorder, for it Is manifest that to it
he has no right. \
Today may see John H. Nelson
either a plain Senator or a plain Re
corder. The Mayor has the chanctf to
make good his claim that hts path
leads far from the footsteps of Ruer.
and opponents seeking remedial legis
lation. From figures obtained today It
was estimated that each Senator has
from two to thirty bills that he believes
should be given preference over all oth
ers on Monday.
Lieutenant Governor Warren R.-Por
ter has said that he would not an
nounce the chairmen of committees until
! the Senate . should meet again. It is
practically decided, however, to whom
the more important assignments will
be made. The chairmanship of the in
surance committee looms up at present
as one of the most Important posts in
the Senate. It is to go to Senator
Leavitt. Senator Belshaw will head the
finance committee, Senator Lukena the
judiciary, and Senator Wolfe the com
mittee on contingent expense.
During the session today Senator
George' Keane of San Francisco pre
sented a resolution calling for the ap
pointment of a committee to secura
fifteen more rooms for the Senate com
mittee. Keane set up a cry of cramped
quarters In Red Men's Hall, and the
resolution was adopted. The additional
quarters will cost the Senate an extra
$600. The State is now paying $6000
rent a month for Red Men's Hall.
Noise Disturbs
the Assemblymen
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 11. — Because the
noise in the rear of Red Men's Hall
makes it difiicult for members in back
seats to hear. Assemblyman Hewitt^ of
Yuba City offered a resolution todi*y
calling for the removal of the Speak
er's stand from the west end of the
hall to a central point on the north side.
As this would mean the switching
around of all seats and cause consid
erable expense objection was made to
immediate action on the resolution, but
it will come up Monday as a special or
der of business.
To Cure n Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money if it falls. E.
W. Grove's signature in each box. " 25c. •

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