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PRICE TWO CENTS. ROLL CALL OR SECRET , I How Shall Vote in Caucus Be Taken? THE QUESTION TO-DAY Evans Men in Favor of Fair and Open Vote. THAT IS THE PARTY CUSTOM 111* Fading Away of the Blxliy Cnu diclacy—Projjreaa of Lowry Move. ,: ■." •:... .. Roll call vs. secret ballot is a contention ■which is occupying some of the spare. time of leaders' and privates in the senatorial race to-day. 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 tively whispered. • Precedent in Minnesota both in sena- i torial caucuses and state conventions is • for an.open roll call, every member cast- V^T'/ Vf. W. P. MeConnell—l would like Dairy and Food Commissioner for to be. ing his vote in a frank and manly man ner. 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 ing him. 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 candidates' slate. 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 floor. 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 Minnesota pintles." 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 daie. 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 ble date. 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 himself 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 absurd. 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 others. 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 Mbiim Announced. 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 by Roseman. 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 property. 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* Advice. 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 Coveted Plum.,- 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 ing: Processes. 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 dergone. 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 and sacks. 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 Tilly's Authority. THEY WANT TO PLAY SUNDAYS I So They Petition Commander Tilly to Repeal the Fourth Com mandment. 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 liberties. 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 sionaries. 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 Mr. Driggs: "Why is it, Mr. Deen, that you -emem ber having hazed only Mr. Sheridan and no one else?" Witness —I don't know, sir. Mr. Driggs—What is it, a case of con venient memory? Persons in the audience began hissing. Mr. Driggs moved that the courtroom be cleared, but Chairman Dick did not enter tain the motion. DEMOCRATS EXPELLED 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 ARMY BILL Senate Will Close Debate To morrow. 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 Calendar. 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 his objection. 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 dar. CHAFFEE OX LOOTIXG De Armond Simply "Wanted Official Confirmation. 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 harbor bill. DEADLOGK IN DELAWARE ADDICKS IS SHORT TEX VOTES Legislature Takes Joint Ballot for • Two ■' Senators, but Fails : . to Elect. 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 ballot follows: 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 lican. Necessary to choice, 26. QUAY GOES TO WASHINGTON He Will Qualify and Then Return to Pennsylvania. 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. Senators Chosen. Boston, Jan. 16. —Senator Hoar has been re-elected. •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 declared elected. Columbia, S. C, Jan. 16.—The general assembly of South Carolina to-day unani mously re-elected B. R. Tillman United States senator. 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 SIXTY YEARS 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 South America, 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; Missouri, 41,000. 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 sixty years. 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 feet. 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 Chair. JXromj. Th« Journal Bureau, Room 45, To* HuilUiny, Washington. 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 regiment. SMALLPOX IN AN ASYLUM ATTENDANT FORTUNE THE VICTIM New Patients Designed for Mendota. Win.. Will Be Taken to Onhkosh. . 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 resigning. 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 back window. 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.