Senator Quay rejected by Senate, April 1900
argument in opposition to the seating Mr. Quay. Only a brief while was regarded as an advocate of claim, but he announced in that after careful consideration had changed his opinion. he said, was not based upon emotion but upon reason. an extended argument Mr. Lindsay fKy.) presented legal and constitutional reasons why in his opinion ought not to be seated. He hld the appointment of senators state executive was provided the framers of the constitution to provide for the filling of vacancies that may be regarded as unexpected. unexpected. They never contemplated, he maintained that the legislative power should be divided with the executive and he urged that in the present Ihe governor did not have constitutional constitutional authority to appoint Mr. Spooner' (Wis.) said his lohg laborious speech two years ago in support of Mt. Corbett's right to a.