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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOTTRJSGHL
PRICE TWO CENTS.
How Shall Vote in Caucus
THE QUESTION TO-DAY
Evans Men in Favor of Fair and
THAT IS THE PARTY CUSTOM
111* Fading Away of the Blxliy Cnu
diclacy—Projjreaa of Lowry
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Roll call vs. secret ballot is a contention
■which is occupying some of the spare. time
of leaders' and privates in the senatorial
The talk in favor of the roll call method
of voting is strong and open, of course;
the argument for the other side is not
loudly spoken, but rather quietly and fur
• Precedent in Minnesota both in sena- i
torial caucuses and state conventions is
• for an.open roll call, every member cast-
Vf. W. P. MeConnell—l would like Dairy and
Food Commissioner for to be.
ing his vote in a frank and manly man
Unless the indications are deceptive, the
caucus when it meets Friday will vote by
roll call. There may be a little contest
over the question then, but it will proba
bly be fought out to-day and to-morrow.
Evans and Clapp, of the candidates, are
known to favor a roll call. Mr. Evans
wants nothing better than a chance to
put his following on exhibition and let
everybody see the men who are support
General Clapp is doubtless moved large
ly by similar motives. He has still an
other one, though he does not talk about
it. It is an open secret that Thomas
Lowry has an underhold on some of
Clapp's followers. In the full glare of
publicity these weak brothers would have
to vote as they talk.
There is much speculation as to what
the caucus will reveal. The general run
of prophets say that it will be a battle
between Evans and Clapp with Tawney
third and Lowry fourth —at least, in the
first stages of the balloting. The Low,ry
men are talking twenty-five votes on an
open ballot and more on a secret ballot.
Bixby la Left Oat.
Bixby is left out of the list, as it looks
as if the vitality was eliminated from his
candidacy by the action of the third dis-
f I '#1
Representative Lommen, Clay County—Am I
a Prohibitionist or a Local Optioner?
trict conference yesterday. Reports this
morning are to the effect that the chill
that greeted the Bixby boomlet at that
meeting would kill polar tundra. Mr. Bix
by's friends say that he is now trying to
make up his mind whether to stay in with
a forlorn hoae of five or six votes. The
friends from his own —Goodhue —county are
meeting this afternoon to consider what
to do with the remnants of the Bixby
candidacy. Senator Dickey will refuse to
vote for Bixby under any circumstances,
although Governor Hubbard lias released
him. Of the other three members Sid
Barteau is the only one who really thinks
that the senatorial toga is In need of such
a wearer as Mr. Bixby. The Choctaw land
allotter can have Sid's vote on any propo
sition. Mr. Bixby haß told of a few votes
in other parts of the state, but his friends
admit that they are hard to get at now.
So it looks as if the sponge may be ap
plied to Bixby's name on the senatorial
The public will be admitted to the
caucus which is to be held in the repre
sentative chamber of ihe oapitol. The gal
lery will be open. Besides the members
of the legislature only newspaper men
and employes will be admitted to the
It now seems certain that neither the
third nor seventh districts will make any
effort to bunch their votes. Evans, Clapp
and Tawney will divide up the third,
Clapp having a little the best of it as
compared with Evans and Tawney coming
in for two votes.
The seventh will probably be divided be
tween Clapp and Evans, the latter having
11 of the 10. The Clapp men are ex
erting themselves to make a better show
ing' and delegations of voters have come
down from various parts of the seventh
in the interests of "the black eagle of
Rvnils' Stock Uolng I'p.
Talk to-day is even stronger than yes
terday in favor of settling the senatorial
succession in the republican caucus. This
talk helps Evans right along. It is gen
erally conceded to-day that if Evans'
strength is of the staying kind, the de
termined staying kind, his prospects are
now better than ever. A keen, cool ob
server iv close touch with Mr. Evans'
campaign said to-day that notwithstand
ing the "fire in the rear" as he desig
nated the Lowry candidacy, Mr. Evans'
chances are now better than ever.
Conspicuous in, the lobbies since Mr.
Lowry announced his candidacy has been
Joe Kiichll of Minneapolis. Mr. Kiichli is
said to be one of the Lowry rustlers.
The decision of the joint legislative
caucus committee yesterday afternoon to
call the first meeting of the senatorial
caucus for Friday night was a surprise.
It was generally regarded as certain that
Thursday night would be chosen, and if
not that night, next Monday would be the
Just before the committee met, Con
gressman Tawney told C. D. Allen, his
representative on the house committee,
that Thursday night would be satisfactory.
It is understood that Representative Lom
men was also in favor of Thursday night.
This made the committee four and four
on the proposition, though Allen and Loin
men each seem to have thought that the
other was not devoted to Thursday night.
The consequence was that after some in
formal talk and without any ballot Friday
night was selected as a compromise. As
had been expected, the house part of the
committee was not ready to agree to a
caucus at the earliets possible date, an.d
Senator Greer favored the latest possi
It was proposed that the call specifly a
secret ballot, but Senators Young and
Daugherty made such vigorous resistance
on the ground that the caucus should de
cide that matter for itself that the sugges
tion was not acted upon.
Tblrd Disappoints Bixuy.
Tarns Bixby was keenly disappointed
yesterday afternoon. The third district
republican delegation met and adjourned
without indorsing him. This appears to
have been the easiest way for the mem
bers to let Mr. Bixby down softly. Xo
vote was taken on the Bixby candidacy.
They just adjourned. It has been appar
ent for some days to all who carefully
analyzed the situation in the third that
between positive pledges to other candi
dates and the active opposition of Con
gressman HeatwoJe to the indorsement
of Bixby the man from Red Wing was due
to meet a rebuff. Another element which
contributed to his disappointment was the
feeling among the members that Mr. Bix
by was merely an avaunt courier for Mr.
Lowry. C. H. Pierce of Northfleld, Heat
wole's "trusty," smiled cheerfully when
he heard the news. He has not been
around St. Paul the last few days all for
nothing. Btxby is likely to start in the
senatorial race anyway. He may have
four or five votes i.<> 'he district, and
Says .T. Adam Bede to Grondahl—Are you
going to be librarian?
Says Jens K. Grondahl to Bede—l wish I
could tell you.
claims others elsewhere. Giving him five,
the other eleven will be divided between
Clapp arid Evans with the former having,
perhaps, a trifle the better of It.
l.owry and the Flying Column.
Most of the talk in the hotel lobbies now
is about Mr. Lowry. Everybody is won
dering what is behind his candidacy and
to what extent the way was paved for
him before he showed his hand. The com
mon feeling is that he must have been
assured of considerable support to be de
veloped later, before he ever announced
There is a strong impression that be
tween twenty and thirty members of the
legislature, some unpledged and some in
other senatorial camps at the present
time, some weeks ago organized a com
pact flying column" for the purpose of
naming the senator. It is not unreason
able to suppose that an understanding
exists between this band and Mr. Lowry.
It is conjectured that their plan of
operations will involve the increase of
Lowry's strength by slow accretions from
their number, one or two at a time on
each ballot in the caucus, or if not there
in the legislature. These ractics would
convey the impression that Lowry was the
coming man, and arouse respect for his
candidacy among many who now think it
Strong pressure in favor of Lowry is
being exerted on Mr. Evans' Duluth fol
lowing. One of the Duluth members said
yesterday that the influence being brought
to bear on him in various ways was the
strongest of the kind he had ever experi
enced. Then yesterday the delegation re
ceived a strong petition from Duluth urg
ing them to vote for Mr. Lowry signed by
some very influential business men and
The Lowry interests are also making the
most.determined efforts to break into Mr.
Evans' Hennepin support, realizing that if
the center of Mr. Evans' line can be bro
ken the street car magnate will be a big
gainer. But the delegation stands firm. If
Mr. Lowry has made an opening there is
no trace on the surface.
Again yesterday afternoon a large num
ber of Minneapolis business men made the
trip to St. Paul in Mr. Lowry's private car
and sought by their presence in the hotel
lobbies and headquarters to create the Im
pression that the solid business interests
of Minneapolis are supporting Mr. Lowry.
Many of Mr. Evans' Minneapolis friends
also appeared on the scene yesterday and
there was many a lively debate between
the two sets of partizans.
—Theodore M. Kcappen.
WEDNESDAY, EVENING JANUARY 16, 1901.
MR. STOUT'S BILL IN
Applicants for a Marriage License
to Be Examined,
CONSUMPTIVES MAY BE BARRED
Memorial for Anti-Football Legis
lation— AVIk. House Chairman
Special to The Journal,
Madison, Wis., Jan. 16.—An amendment
to the marriage law, which requires all
applicants for a marriage license to under
go an examination at the hands of a local
board of three physicians, to be appointed
by the county judge, was introduced In
the senate to-day by Senator Stout. Per
sons suffering from consumption and a
form of insanity or certain loathsome dis
eases are prohibited from marrying.
A bill by Senator McGillivray provides
for a state inspector of deaf and dumb at
a salary of $1,000 a year.
The memorial of the Winnebego county
board asking the passage of a law pro
hibiting football was presented in the sen
ate and referred to the committee on edu
cation. A bill providing for the taxation
of bank stock and that debts shall not be
an offense was introduced in the assembly
But little was done in either house
Saturday night aside from introducing
bills. Senator 0. G. Mills of Superior in
troduced a bill to give the oil inspectcr a
fee of 3-5 of a cent per barrel of oil in
spected, and limiting the salary of depu
ties to $100 per month. The maximum
salary of the inspector is $1,500 per year,
all fees collected above salaries to b3
turned over to the state.
Senator Mills also introduced a bill pro
viding for the taxation of street railway
properties on the same basis as all other
la the assembly the most important an
nouncement was Speaker Ray"s list of
committees. The chairmen are:
Judiciary, Orton; state affairs, Rasmussen;
cities, Keene; finance, banks and insurance,
Williams; railroads, Thomas; educaticu,
Johnson; manufactures, Thiessenhauaen; as
sessment and collection of taxes, Hall; cor
porations, Sturdevant; town and oounty or
ganizations, Middleton; public lands, Evans,
Jr.; military affairs. Dodge; public health and
sanitation, Willott, Jr.: legislative expendi
tures, Galloway, privileges and elections,
Steiger; federal relations; SaLrau: roads arid
bridges, Frott; agriculture, Holland; ways
and means, Gverberk, Jr.-; lumber and mill
ing, Smith; public improvements, Clark:
dairy and food, Slade: engrossed bills,* Bar
low: enrolled bills, Jensen; bills on third
reading, Ela; claims, Hartung; printing, Ole
K. Roe: charitable and penal institutions,
Dahl; fish and game, Zlnn.
LANSDOWNE AGAINST IT
HE OPPOSES AMENDED TREATY
It . Will Be Rejected If the British
„ Cabinet Follows Hi*
London, Jan. 16. —The United States em
bassy officials appear to be hopeful of the
acceptance of the amendments to the Hay-
Pauncefote treaty. But there is excellent
reason to believe that if Lord Lansdowne's
voice predominates in the cabinet, Great
Britain will not accept the amendment.
Some of Lord Lansdowne's advisers fa
vor, taking no action whatever, allowing
the treaty to lapse. Lord Lansdowne's ad
visers favor the latter course. One of them
, replying to a remark that the canal Was
j not worth a row.
"Perhaps not. But it does not do to
apply the principle in every case."
FRANCHISE NOT EVERYTHING
Telephone Companies Have Some
KiKlitN Inder the State Law.
Special to The Journal.
Duluth, Minn., Jan. 16. — Judge Cant
has filed a decision in the case of the city
of Duluth against the Duluth T?lephone
company, brought to stop the company
from doing business in the city. The
company claims the right to maintain
wires on streets under the state law giv
ing telephone companies rights on high
ways in the state. The city contended
that this did not cover the streets of the
city. Judge Cant decides for the company,
holding that the streets are highways
within the meaning of the act. and that
though its franchise has expired, the
company has rights obtained by reliance on
the state law that cannot be taken from it.
WHO WILL CAPTURE THE CAW CUSS?
MR. O'DONNELL WINS
Minneapolis Plumber Lands the
HEAD OF THE LABOR BUREAU
Hammond of St. Paul, A»»iatant Un
; der L.G. Powers!, Get* .
r - I -' Second: Place."
Governor Van Saut- <£.s uiornkig an
nounced that he had appointed John
O'Donnell of Minneapolis labor commis
sioner and W. A. Hammond ;of St. Paul
i assistant. Mr. Hammond was in the de
partment under L. S. Powers.
Dr. H. M. Bracken of Minneapolis was
last night appointed to succeed himself
as secretary of the state board of health.
' . All three of these appointments have
I been expected.
DOWA" OX BOBL.ETTER
Sleepy Eye Republicans May Protest
Against His Appointment.
Special to The Journal. j ...
Sleepy Bye, Minn., Jan. 16. —The reported
appointment of Joseph Bobletter as adju
tant kicked up a storm of protest among
local republicans. A protest to be for
warded Governor Van Sant by telegraph,
signed "Grand Army men," is being con
sidered. ; ....'-.
Bobletter is regarded as having had all
the public honors he is entitled to. Fur
ther, his work as chairman of the republi
can county committee is not regarded here
as having been'directed to the securing of
votes against Lind. *
TERROR OF MILLMEN
Idle Plants at Superior Infected
With Mediterranean Moth.
WEAVES A WEB IN MACHINERY
MillM Either Incapacitated, or Sub
jected to Expensive Clean
Special to The Journal.
Duluth, Minn., Jan. 16.—Some of the
flour mills at Superior, those which have
been lying idle since the collapse of the
Mclntyre flour trust, are said to be infested
with the Mediterranean moth. Every flour
mill owner will know what that menas,
for the moth is a terror. It thrives in
flouring mills, evidently feeding on flour
dust. It multiplies at an enormous rate.
and thus far no effective way has been
found to get rfd of it.
The moth plays havoc in any mill it gets
into. It is about half an inch ldng, or a
trifle more, and It has a silvery color. It
lays eggs at a rapid rate and these eggs
develop a worm, which in turn develops
into a moth. It is the worm which plays
the mischief in the mill. It weaves a web
in the machinery in the dust collectors and
various chutes of the mill. It is a pulpy
like web, being tough ai/i somewhat 3hiny
and sticking together closely with much
power of resistance. This stuff, when it
gets into the machinery and appliances of
the mill will block operation, and then an
expensive cleaning process must be un
In one of the mills at Superior the moths
got into some of the wooden chutes, and
finally it was necessary to take out the
chutes and burn them. The moths are
transferred from mill to mill, it is be
lieved, through the interchange of bags
The mills at Superior which are infested
are satd to have had the pests .for about
two years, at least they were discovered
about two years ago. That was before the
plants closed down.
The Duluth millers are greatly exercised
for fear the moth may in some way get
entrance into their plants. Indeed, all
millers in the northwest will guard vigi
lantly against such a calamity.
There are no Mediterranean moths in
Minneapolis mills and will be none. The
Minneapolis millers have known for sev
eral weeks of their existence and have
taken stringent measures to keep them
out. This is easily done by a little care.
REPEAL MOSAIC LAW
Samoans High Idea of Commander
THEY WANT TO PLAY SUNDAYS
So They Petition Commander Tilly
to Repeal the Fourth Com
4t*w York Sun Spmoiml Smfviem
Washington, Jan. 16.—Our nevr fellow
citizens at Tutuila in the Samoan islands
have got things slightly mixed. They have
an exalted idea of the authority and power
of Commander Tilly, their naval governor,
and not only respect and obey him, but
have invested him with some of the at
tributes of omnipotence. ,
When Tilly took charge at Tutuila there
were in force many regulations imposed by
the German officers who preceded him In
authority, which, after consultation with
the native chiefs, he revoked or modified.
All of his orders have been respectfully
received and obeyed.
The Samoans are a docile and obedient
people, but it appears that they have their
troubles like the rest of us, and recently
they appealed to Commander Tilly for re
lief from some of them.
Their first demand was for a repeal of
the fourth commandment, supposing that
he was big enough to have jurisdiction
over the mosaic laws.
It appears that the missionaries of the
London Mission society who have charge
of the religious work in the Samoan is
lands, are unusually scrupulous in the ob
servance of the Sabbath, and they have
instructed the native preachers not -only
to require the natives to attend church,
three times and also school on Sundays,
but they must also go to the "Wednesday
evening prayer. Amusements, diversions
of all kinds, are prohibited, and they are
expected to spend the entire time at their
devotions and study of the scriptures from
Saturday night to Monday morning.
There was no complaint of the strictness
of these rules until the Americans came
to town and neglected to observe them.
Their freedom in this respect was noticed
and envied by the natives, who finally de
cided to make a formal appeal for similar
So one day they got up a great feast and
invited the people of every village to come
to t'ago-Pago to attend it. They asked
Commander Tilly to be present, and after
a native barbecue of baked pigs and other
delicacies they presented a petition for the
repeal of the forth commandment and re
lease from the Sunday rules of the mis
There was great excitement among the
native preachers, who had not been ad
vised of the plan and had no suspicion of
the mutiny against their authority. Com
mander Tilly was in an embarassing situ
ation, but he took refuge behind the con
stitution of the United States- and in
formed the people that under our form of
government the civil autherities had no
jurisdiction over spiritual affairs.
LOOK INTO HISSING
Went Point Incident Will Be In-
vestigated by the Snp't.
West Point, New York, Jan. 16.—When
the congressional hazing investigation
committee met at tbe military academy
to-day Congressman Wagner of Pennsyl
vania said that in some newspapers army
officers were charged with taking part in
the hissing yesterday. He expressed his
firm belief that no expression of disap
proval was made by any army officer. He
was pleased to hear that Colonel Hem»
acting superintendent of the academy, had
instituted a thorough inquiry.
The committee has unearthed thirty-five
pugilistic encounters since the summer of
1897. Cadet Deen of Texas was asked by
"Why is it, Mr. Deen, that you -emem
ber having hazed only Mr. Sheridan and no
Witness —I don't know, sir.
Mr. Driggs—What is it, a case of con
Persons in the audience began hissing.
Mr. Driggs moved that the courtroom be
cleared, but Chairman Dick did not enter
tain the motion.
Harrisburg, Pa.. Jan. 16.—At a joint
caucus of the senate and house democrats
thi3 afternoon, resolutions were adopted
expelling from the party the democrats
that aided the Quay republicans in the
organization of the house, and William
J. Galvin of Shenandoah. who also voted
for Mr. Quay* for United States senator.
16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK
VOTE ON THE
Senate Will Close Debate To
AGREEMENT IS REACHED
Mr. Allen's Temporary Objection
Will Be Withdrawn.
THIS WILL END THE FILIBUSTER
Pension Appropriation Bill U Re
ported and Goe« to the
Washington, Jan. 16.—1n the senate to
day Mr. Carter asked that the final vote
on the army reorganization bill be taken
at 4 o'clock to-morrow. Mr. Allen said
that tor the time being he would object,
although subsequently he might withdraw
This objection, it is said, is only tempo
rary as an understanding has been reached
that such an agreement will be made.
Opposition senators say the vote will be
taken at that time.
Mr. Qallinger reported the pension ap
propriation bill and it went to the calen
CHAFFEE OX LOOTIXG
De Armond Simply "Wanted Official
Washington, Jan. 16. —Before proceeding
with the river and harbor bill to-day, Mr.
Hull, chairman of the committee on mili
tary affairs, reported back the De Armond
resolution calling uapn the war depart
ment for information relative to the al
leged action of General Chaffee in pro
testing against the looting in China, with
the recommendation that it lie on the ta
ble. Mr. Hull submitted a letter from the
secretary of war explaining the difficulty in
obtaining the required information.
Mr, De Armond of Missouri said that
he had desired only to procure official
confirmation of the statement that neither
the American commander nor the American
soldiers we're responsible for the barbar
ity and dishonesty in China. The resolu
tion was laid upon the table and the house
resumed the consideration of the river and
DEADLOGK IN DELAWARE
ADDICKS IS SHORT TEX VOTES
Legislature Takes Joint Ballot for
• Two ■' Senators, but Fails : .
Dover, Del., Jan. It;.—Th* general as
sembly met in joint session at noon to
day and voted for two United States sena-
'to»-rone for the full term begfaning
March 4, the other for the unexpired term
of four years. The vote was practically
the same as In the separate sessions yes
terday, the twenty-nine republicans again
dividing on both of the positions. The
For the long term Kenney (dem.), 23; Ad
dicks (union rep.), 16; Dupont (rep.), 8; scat
tering (rep.), 4.
For the short term: Saulsbury (dem.), 22;
Addicks (union rep.), 16; Richards (rep.), 9;
scattering, 4. Absent, one regular repub
Necessary to choice, 26.
QUAY GOES TO WASHINGTON
He Will Qualify and Then Return to
Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 16.—Senator M. S.
Quay left this morning for Washington.
The private secretary to Governor Stone
went to Washington this afternoon with
the senatbts commission. Mr. Quay ex
pects to qualify to-morrow as a senator
and then return to Harrisburg.
The senate and the house met Jointly
at noon and verified the vote for senator
at yesterday's session, after which Lieu
tenant Governor Gobin formally declared
Mr. Quay's election.
Colonel Quay received 130 votes in both
houses yesterday, three more than neces
sary for choice.
Xo Choice in Nebraska.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 16.—The legislature
in joint session to-day balloted for senator
with the following result: Allen (fusion)
56; W. H. Thompson (fusion) 58; Crounse
10; Currie, 20; Hainer, 5; Hinshaw, 18;
Meikeljohn, 26; Rosewater, 14; D. H.
Thompson, 32; balance scattering.
Boston, Jan. 16. —Senator Hoar has been
•Concord, N. H., Jan. 16.—Both houses,
voting separately, elected Henry E. Burn
ham to succeed Senator Chandler.
Lansing, Mich., Jan.\ 16.—Senator Mc-
Millian has been re-elected.
Augusta, Me., Jan. 16.—The legislature
has re-elected Senator Frye.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 16. —At a caucus of
the fusion members of the legislature,
David Overnieyer of Topeka was nom
inated for United States senator, defeat
ing Jerry Simpson.
Nashville, Term., Jan. 16.—8. W. Car
mack, congressman from the tenth dis
trict for four years, has been elected
United States senator.
Denver —Jan. 16. —The two houses of the
legislature met in joint session at noon
to canvass the vote for United States sen
ator. Thomas M. Patterson was formally
Columbia, S. C, Jan. 16.—The general
assembly of South Carolina to-day unani
mously re-elected B. R. Tillman United
PIG IS ALL POWERFUL
LARGE FACTOR I.\* COMMERCE
L. G. Power* Tells the Stockmen It
In as Potent In Foreign .Mar
• . kets as - Steel. ■ ,
Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 16.—L. G.
Powers, of Minnesota, chief statician in
charge of agriculture at the census office,
spoke at the National Live Stock conven
tion to-day on "Our National Wealth in
Live Stock." He said in part:
The cow, the steer and the humble pig are
playing their part quite as effectively as the
horse and mule in the struggle of America
for the industrial supremacy of the world.
The American hog, by furnishing cheap meat
to the workers of Europe, is undermining the
power of all the old vested Interests of the
nations of that continent, and will in time
be a factor for toppling over even the thrones
of -kings and the power of aristocracy.
: The Americans are masters of the situation,
and ; our I live - stock? Interests,'; more than ■' our
steam engines and water wheels, occupy the
highest • seat of power. ■ .
NO TIMBER IN
Present Rate of Cut Will
End the Supply.
AREA OF THE FORESTS
Cut in Minnesota Below Average
for the Decade.
LUMBER EXPORT IS DOUBLED
Most of It la Shipped From Pacific
Coaat Port* to Ania and
Mew York Sun Bs»mclml Smr-vloo
Washington, Jan. 16.—A valuable report
on the lumber trade is now being prepared
by the bureau of statistics, which esti
mates that the standing timber in th«
United States now covers an area of 1,094,
--496 square miles, and contains a supply
of 2.300,>)0O,00O,000 feet.
The states having the largest supply of
timber are, Texas, 64,000 square miles;
Oregon 54,300; Minnesota 53,200; Washing
ton, 47,700; Arkansas, 47,000; California,
44,700; Montana, 42.000; Georgia, 42,000;
Timber is cut at the rate of about 40,000,
--000,000 feet a year, and if the same aver
age is continued the supply will last about
la Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan
last year the lumber cut amounted to
6,153,940,000 feet, which was a decided fall
ing off from the average during the last
ten years. The maximum was reached iv
1890, when the total lumber cut waa
8,898,583,000 feet, but it has been getting
less annually until it reached the mini
mum in 1898 with a total of 6,153,297.000
The export of lumber is becoming a very
important feature of foreign commerce,
having nearly doubled within ten yeara.
The total exports of wood and manufac
tures of wood last year were valued at
$50,589,000. Most of the lumber was sent
from the Pacific coast to South America
and the Asiatic countries.
TOWNE IN THE CHAIR
Minnesota Senator Presides Over
the Senate To-day.
BALM FOR KANSAS CITY DEFEAT
Tliough He Is Not Vice President
He Sits for a Time In His
JXromj. Th« Journal Bureau, Room 45, To*
Washington, Dec. 16.—For the first time
since becoming a member of the senate,
Charles A. Towne presided over the de
liberations of that body to-day while the
army reorganization bill was being de
bated. Thus, notwithstanding his failure
-to get the nomination for the vice presi
dency at Kansas City,, he has at lost sat
la the vice president's official chair.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota—
Turtle River," Beltrami county,: A. O. John
son. lowa—Fruitland, Muscatine county, Ad
dison Hopson; Owasa, Hardln county, Arthur
Sanders. Stevensville, Ravalli "
county, W. E. Baggs. Wisconsin—Dedham,
Douglas county, Andrew Mulllner; Denson,
Waukesha county, Christopher, Dohein; May
field,, Washington county, Henry Schmahl;
Shultz, , Green county, M. E. - Schultz. ,
Representative Burke is preparing an
amendment to the general land laws to allow
settlers'who purchased Indian lands to make
a second homestead entry. The privilege is
now enjoyed by settlers on other lands. .
Captain George H. Gibson, Thirty-fourth
infantry, is in Washington on sick leave from
Manila. Captain Gibson was shot through
both jaws in an engagement with Filipinos
but he is recovering and he expects to reach '
Manila again in time to come home with the
SMALLPOX IN AN ASYLUM
ATTENDANT FORTUNE THE VICTIM
New Patients Designed for Mendota.
Win.. Will Be Taken to
Special to Tbe Journal.
Madison, Wis., Jan. 16.—A strict quaran
tine is being maintained at the state ; hos
pital for the insane at Mendota. owing-:
to the development of. a case of smallpox
there. The victim is W. J. Fortune, an!
attendant, whose home was ~in Milwaukee.
How he was exposed to the disease is a
mystery, as it is said he has been away
from the institution but ; twice during; the v
last three months, coming then to Madison.
No patients are being received at the | in
stitution, those committed there being tak
en to the northern hospital at Oshkosh in
stead. AH the employes at. the hospital,
all the patients ni the ward where Fortune
was an attendant and all with whom' he
came into contact have been vaccinated and;
should; there be ■ another case every per
son at the hospital will be similarly
treated. . -
Fortune has been isolated in an upper
ward and every precaution is being taken
to prevent a spread of the disease. No
other cases nave developed as yet.
County Judge H. S. Comstock of Barron
county has sent his resignation to Gover
nor La Follette. He gives no reason for
BAD CASE OF SMALLPOX.
Special to The Journal.
Faribault, Minn., Jan. 16. —A case of ma
lignant smallpox is reported three miles south
of Dundas. Isaac Illsey is the victim.—Mrs.
N. S. Flynt died yesterday of congestion of
the lungs. She was one of the oldest resi
dents, having come in 1857 from Xew York
state. Her husband established what is now
the Faribault Furniture company. The fune
ral will take place to-morrow at 2 p. m.—
Lieb Bros.' safe was robbed on Monday even
ing of $12. Entratace was made through the
TWO ALTERNATIVES OFFERED.
Special to The Journal.
Marshalltown. lowa, 'Jan. 16.—The grand
jury of this .county,:has Issued .instructions
to the county attorney that all slot ■ machines
i must be I removed? or destroyed.