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Chicago Tribune Jan 10, 1894
RING IS DYING HARD.
NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATS ATTEMPT TO ORGANIZE A RUMP SENATE. Nine Holdover Members Lock Themselves in the Chamber and Elect Robert S Adrian Temporary President--The Four Holdover and Seven Newly-Elected Republicans Meet Soon Afterward in the Cloak-Room and Defy the Orders of Their Opponents. Republicans Force an Entrance. Threats of Violence Made. Receive the Governor's Message.
New York Times April 15, 1909
FORCE SUPPRESSES JERSEY SENATOR; Sergeant at Arms, on Orders, Compels Gebhardt to Sit Down and "Shut Up." FIGHT ON UTILITIES BILL Most Exciting Scene Since the Days of the "Rump Senate " -- The Senator Defiant to the Last.
TRENTON, April 14. -- The most exciting scene witnessed in the State House since the breaking down of the doors years ago in the year of the "rump Senate" was witnessed to-day, when Senator Gebhardt of Hunterdon was suppressed by the Sergeant at Arms and told to "shut up."