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FBICE TWO CENTS. 'EYANS TIDE IS RISING Looks Like Victory for Bob To-night. HIS COHORTS ARE FIRM J-ast Night's Evans Meeting Started the Spurt. DESPERATE EFFORTS TO STOP IT But They \re Fntlie—The First Dis trict Vote Likely to Settle It. Five candidates are feverishly awaiting the action of the republican senatorial caucus to-night. Will there be a nomination to-night? Who will win it? Those are the questions that are every where asked and variously answered in St. Paul to-day. The most frequent answer made Is this: "Yes, before the caucus adjourns to night it probably will have named the man who will succeed the late Senator Davis." His name? Robert G. Evans. If death and taxes are the only sure Representative George J. Mallory, Duluth— ' Gil Hartley came down to-day to whoop it up for Lowry, but I'm still for Evans. things in life, political predictions are the most uncertain. But it is safe U> chroni cle the prevailing opinion. During the last two days the feeling that Evans is the coming man has steadily grown. Last night and this morning it bounded up. For the first time since the contest began the friends of all other can didates admit to-day that Evans will lead on the first two or three ballots at least. That is highly significant. The spurt began at the Evans meeting last night. Over fifty members of the legislature attended and every man of them voted to stand by Evans to the last ditch. The effects of this declaration were soon visible. Waverers or men who have with held their decisions have been dropping Jnto Evans' headquarters in a very if jr *«"'(!) Representative J. O. Haugland, Montevideo— ■\Yho is Foanes? I never heard of him. friendly way to-day. There have been some very momentous consultations be tween some of them and Mr. Evans. Another straw that show's the wind's di rection is the desperation exhibited by other candidates and their cohorts. Tre mendous efforts have been made all day to-day tc break the Evans line. Men who have been for Evans unwaveringly from the first have been pounded and pounded. The explanation is simple. Evans appears to be the winner. Something must be done to stop the procession.. The only ■way to stop it is to show an actual break somewhere in the Evans column to offset the marked accessions he has been re ceiving. With between fifty and sixty votes ap parently assured to him until the end, it, seems reasonable to believe that sooner or later there will be a break that will sud denly swell the Evans figures above the seventy-one or any less vote that it may require to nominate. The First District Will Do It. The first district delegation seems to be the pivot. The first district men are say ing to-day that they are going to name the United States senator. This is taken to mean that at the right time to-night most of their votes will be added to the column with the probable consequence that by their help Bob Evans will be nominated United States senator to-night. The enthusiasts §>|feyiat the finish will probably, come on •/-/>' T ' or fourth ballot. , . "lt?d in some quarters that when >. fCSJ a,! s over, James A. Taw ney can Sa. fOo»«X" and thus recover the prestige hteS^^e^?v<^tly lost by go ing into a losing &<- .v £% ' What the Opposite _ r«>«liotn. The above sls the roseate ivans view. The other view holds that "Bob" will be a few shy of the nomination on the sec ond and third ballots and that the field will then unite against him and force an adjournment. Once, they say, adjourn ment has been taken with Evans "almost but not quite there," he will never again be able to muster so ma ay votes. But there are others who insist that the tone of republican legislative sentiment is such that balloting will be continued until an agreement is reached to-night, unless it should appear after many ballots, the hour getting late, that a hopeless deadlock con fronts the caucus. The pessimists say that there are a great many members of the legislature who have been counted twice or more and that there will be keen disappointments to night for several candidates. As the in dications are that an open roll call will be had, the men who have been playing fast or loose, if there are any, will be put on record. With a roll call in prospect members who have given encouragement to more than one candidate are now hastening to square their records before it is too late. A Full Caucus Likely. There is every promise of an almost full attendance of the 140 republicans. The house and senate both adjourned this morning until to-morrow morning, instead of taking Saturday off. This leaves only a limited excuse for the absence of those who may wish to shirk responsibility. It i 3 accounted a very clever Evans move, this adjournment. General Clapp. unless proxies are per mitted, will lose two votes. Senator Shellbaeh is sick himself and Senator Stockton's mother died yesterday. Mr. Tawney will lose one vote through the serious illness of Representative Gait's wife, which keeps Mr. Gait at her bedside. The candidates at their session yesterday afternoon agreed to admit written proxies, but there is a disposition abroad to throw them out. A question being debated to-day ia whether it will take 71 votes —a majority of the entire republican membership—or a majority of the attendance at the caucus to-night. All precedent favors the latter, and any other course would manifestly be an encouragement to absenteeism. The house of representatives' rules will probably be adopted to govern the caucus parliamentary proceedure and they would ! carry with them the rule that a majority j of the quorum rules. So it is more than i possible that about sixty-six may be the number necessary to nominate to-night, allowing for a few absentees aside from those mentioned above. The candidates yesterday agreed upon either Speaker Bowling or ex-Governor McGill as a suitable chairman to-night. Representative George R. Laybourn of Duluth and Senator Joseph Underleak of Chatfleld were agreed upon as secretaries. The impression prevails that General Clapp was to make the choice between these two. This the general declines to do, so the caucus wili probably exercise its Judgment between them. An estimate of the maximum strength that will probably be developed by the five candidates during the first two or three ballots, barring landslides, as as follows: Evans —Between 55 and 60. Clapp—Between 35 and 40. Tawney—About 25. Lowry—Between 10 and 15. Bixby—About 10. Of course it is not meant that all candi dates will develop their maxlmums on the same ballot. The Bixby people admit that j they have a candidate to-day and say he ! will fool "them all." Barring any breaks or landslides in the first two or three bal i lots, exactly thirteen votes can be counted up for Lowry, though the friends of the railroad man say that before the balloting is over to-night, "Tom" will touch forty. The Lowry men don't look for a choice to-night. They are planning for a long drawn-out fight, with the eventual elimina tion of Evans and the fattening of their candidate as residuary legatee. Because Mr. Lowry has a way of being successful, men who haven't the faintest idea where his votes are coming from insist that in the end he will be the winner. But the practical politicians can't figure it out that way. The Dem Canons. The democratic caucus met in room 16 at the capltol at noon to-day,and after electing Senator Schaller chairman and Representative Hickey secretary.adjourned until 8 o'clock next Monday evening, the idea being to await the action of the re publican caucus. Many leading demo crats declared to-day that they did not expect to vote for a republican candidate until there should be a continued dead lock in the legislature. In the meantime they purpose to vote for their own nom inee. The Federation of Labor attack on Mr. Evans made no stir at all in the sena torial fight. Mr. Evans paid no attention to it, and it is effectually answered in another column. —Theodore M. Knappen. CAUCUS ARRAXGEMK.VTS AilmUsion to the Hall To-nieht Will Ue by Ticket. Speaker Dowling has made complete ar rangements for protecting the caucus to night from the invasion of outsiders. There is an antechamber connecting the hall of representatives with the main lob- j by, and in this room there are to be sta tioned a half dozen of the house employes. Ideatification will be necessary at both doors before entrance can be gained to the councils within. Arrangements of the same order will be carried out* upstairs. There are three en trances into the gallery and each of these will be under the watchful eye of a stal wart, broad-shouldered assistant to the sergeant-at-arms. Special men will be stationed in the corridor, lest any noisy demonstrations on the outside should re sult. Late yesterday afternoon it was sug gested that a printed roll call, showing the names of both republican senators and representatives would be a great conven ience to the caucus. The scheme met with instant approval and this morning, after a proof sheet of the copy had been cor rected, an edition of 1,500 roll calls was ordered. The members of the senate ap-1 pear by themselves alphabetically; the | representatives are set apart by them selves, also alphabetically. The candi dates are assigned places also in alpha betical order. This morning admission tickets to the floor were issued to members of the press and certain favored individuals. These lit tle pieces of cardboard have been in great demand all day long. They bear upon their face this statement: "For this day only." It has not been anticipated that there will be an adjourned session of the caucus, but in distributing the admissions it was thought well to guard against any com plications which might result if the re publican majority fails to act this evening. PRESIDENT GOES DRIVING. Washington, Jan. 18.—The president was feeling so much better this afternoon that • he took a drive behind his new team. He will not begin to receive visitors until next week. FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 18, 1901. . . _^i=~ -=--_4l^ FOR TWO-CENT RATE Badger Legislators Go After the Railroad Companies. WOULD CUT PASSENGER FARES Miller's; Bill - for Biennial JKlcctionn for All Cities Save Milwaukee v In .Presented. Special to The Journal. Madison, Wis., Jan. 18.—Two bills re ducing railway passenger fares to two cents were introduced in the assembly to day, one, by Miller, making the reduction apply only to railroads earning over $3,500 a mile; the other, by Silkworth, making a straight two-cent fare on all roads in Wisconsin. Another important bill by Assemblyman Owen delegates to city councils the power to alter the franchises of quasi-public cor porations, such as street railway com panies, without the consent of the owner of the franhcise. The supreme court has held that under the present law this pow er is held only by the legislature. The contest over the reapportionment committee was settled this morning by an amendment, passed by both houses, making the membership of the commit tee one senator and two assemblymen from each congressional district—thirty in all. In the senate Mr. Mosher introduced a bill making insurance companies liable for loss by fire on buildings which fall or are blown down through no fault of the owner and afterwards take fire. Biennial Elections for Cities. A bill which has the backing of the Wisconsin League of Municipalities, pro- x viding for biennial elections in all cities in the state except Milwaukee, was intro duced in the senate this morning" by Sen ator Miller of Madison. It provides that in all cities except those of the first class the term of the mayor shall be two years, and of aldermen four years, election of one alderman in each ward being held every two years. The bill also fixes a salary for the mayor, which in cities of the sec ond class (of which there are none in the state) shall not be more than $1,500 per year, and in cities of the third and fourth class not more than $1,000 per year, the exact amount within this figure to be fixed by the common council. The mayor's sal ary is not to be increased or diminished during the biennial period. All city officers not elected by the peo ple are to be appointed by the mayor, except the members of the school board, who shall be elected by the council. J^t the appointments by the mayor must be confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the council. The president of the council is to be elected by that body. Another provision of the bill, which set tles a long-disputed point, is that the mayor shall not have a vote in the coun cil except in case of a tie. Bill* Passed I'pon. The only committee that reached a re sult in its deliberations yesterday after noon was the house judiciary, which passed upon four bills. It was decided to report favorably Mr. McGiH's bill which will amend the law requiring lumber com panies to give their employes time checks when the cash is not available so that such time checks shall be negotiable. One of Mr. Erickson's bills was also favorably reported. It repeals chapter 106, laws of 1876, a private law which re quired the clerk of Barron county to keep an abstract of tax sales, and giving him certain fees therefor. Now there is a general statute which covers the case and cuts off the fees. The committee agreed to recommend for indefinite postponement Mr. Collins' bill relieving undertakers from Jury duty. The Overbeck bill, amending section 3187 aof the revised statutes, which sought to cure omissions in filing notices with registers of deeds of applications to lay out highways, was also Hilled. Mr. Over beck said he introduced the bill by re quest and did not think it would pass. TWO PLUMS SHAKEN (iov. Van Sant >Itike* Two lipnp- Ituintnif ntN. Governor Van Sant to-day appointed C. N. Co3grove, of Le Sueur, to the board of managers of the state public school at Owatonna, and John H. Rich of Red Wing, to the board of corrections and charities. Both are reappointments, practically. NO SHOW FOR THE DONKEY. The G. O. P. —Ain't goin' to be no core. STOP THE ARRESTS Candidate Edward Rosewater Asks for an Injunction. • THEY INJURE HIS CANDIDACY Charge Against HJi.Vl* Vf*»!n(2on «if . .'*■' "r-.tlie;Cerrnpt^Rractleeit ■ i> -.--' Act. " v-\'- ' -; Qmaha, Jan. < IS.—Edward Rosewater to day obtained an injunction restraining Po lice Judge King of South Omaha from Is suing any more-warrants for. his arrest, County Attorney Shields '- from filing < any more complaints against him and Chief of Police Mitchell of South Omaha from serv ing any more warrants upon him until fur ther orders of the court. These injunctions apply to the com plaints warrants and arrests on charge of violating the corrupt practices act by un lawful expenditure of money to secure votes. Ii his application for the inpunction, Mr. Rosewater declares that issuing and serv ing these papers is injuring his candidacy for United States senator. The case was set for Jan. 26. Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 18.—The vote in the legislature on United States senator to day was without result as follows: Allen, 53; Hitchcock, 56; Thompson, 32; Crounse, 10; Currie, 19; Hainer, 6; Kincaid, 4; Hin shaw, 16; Meiklejohn, 28; Rosewater, 15; scattering, 15. Willmington, Del., Jan. 18.—The vote for United States senators at Dover to-day showed little change. The anti-Addicks republicans still declare that enough of them will stand firm to defeat his election. The democrats declare that they wilTnever go to Addicks, and thus the continuance of the deadlock is assured unless the Ad dicks men should make a break, and no one expects that. Springfield, 111., Jan. IS.—Shelby M. Cul lom was renominated by acclamation for United States senator in the republican legislative joint caucus last night. Portland, Oregon, Jan. 18.—The supporters of H. W. "Ccrbett, who are circulating the call for a caucus on the senatorship Monday night, say they will obtain the signatures of forty-six members, a majority. Senator Mc- Bride's followers are equally confident that the caucus will not contain a majority of the legislature. DEPORTATION A SUCCESS RESULTS SHOW IS- PHILIPPINES Insurgent*)' Activity la Reduced and \ative* Are Freed From Domi- -' " ■.. nation by Rebel-Army, " ■ New York, Jan. 18.—A dispatch to the "World from Hongkong says: >* 1- The adoption by General Mac Arthur of Consul Wildman's plan to deport the in surgent . leaders to > Guam i has had * a marked , effect. The activity -of . the - in surgents has been reduced, the Hong kong junta has been breaking up :; and the. people in the Philippines are being freed from the domination of the native army. , ' , -:.;;;.:.. ._, . ■ ..■ . ■ Chicago Girl's Queer Prank Special to The Journal. Shell Lake, Wis., Jan. 18.—Charles Miller of Chicago arrived here to-day and will leave lor home this evening with his sister Freda, who has been held by direction of the Chicago police. It appears that Freda, who is only 15 years of age, conceived the idea of running away from home and making it appear she had been kidnapped. Her parents re ceived on Jan. 4, an anonymous letter to the effect that something was to happen to the home. On Sunday evening, the 13th, Freda went into the woodshed for some fuel and was not heard from afterwards. Her parents immediately notified the po lice and it was supposed she h?d been kidnapped. On Monday afternoon Captain Bourne found her on the road between Barronett and here. She inquired for the road to Clam Falls, but as she was out of her way, Captain Bourne took her to Shell Lake, where she was questi ned and told a pitiful story of how she had been kidnapped by two men and a woman in Chicago, placed in a closed carriage and put on the train blindfolded. At Eau Claire she said her ab ductors went to sleep and she hid until their train had departed, when she came on to Shell Lake. District Attorney Mead of this city wired the Chicago authorities, but they answered that the number she gave as her home was a theater. She gave the name of Dora Allen when questiond. On Wednesday the Chicago papers arriving here had a story that a girl ftamed Freda Mueller of 28 Webster avenue was missing. When confronted with this article she confessed to Judge M«ad that she was the parson and that her kMaae story was a fake. She had $13.50 on her person when searched. IRELAND TO STEP UP Influential Friends at Rome Urge Him for Cardinal. j MARTINELLI TO BE PROMOTED him n ■ iid im liinnl nHiiMffiiriiU Said to Be Mgr. Faluonio, i - N ' of Canada. Haw York Sun Special Service ' London, Jan. 18. —A dispatch „■; to the Chronicle from Rome says the nomination of : Archbishop ; Ireland to be a • cardinal is warmly discussed. It is understood that he has disavowed his earlier ' opin ions, and has given : a guarantee that he will be favorable to the restoration of the pope's temporal power. Several cardinals support the nomination, including Car | dinal Vanutelli, who is. now one of the I pope's most devoted adherents. .The correspondent adds that it is be lieved that Mgr. Martinelli, the papal del egate to the United States, will be made a cardinal at the next consistory, Mgr. Falconio of Canada replacing him at Washington. ALARM ABOUT VICTORIA REPORT OP 11. I. MOSS IS DENIED But the Public Is Alarmed and the Stock Exchange Im Affected. London, Jan. 18. —3:13 p. m.—Alarming rumors were circulated to-day that Queen Victoria is seriously ill and that her fam ily had been summoned to Osborne. They are groundless. In spite of the denials from Osborne and Marlborough House, the rumors about the queen's illness have alarmed the pub lic and adversely affected the stock ex change. According to early Cowes telegram the queen was not well yesterday and had not improved to-day, but later news from Cowes says the queen had been suffer ing from insomnia, but was better this evening. Sir Francis Laking, surgeon to her majesty, has been called into consult with Sir James Reid, her majesty's resident physician. CONFIRMED_BY CONGER He Cnlile» That the Ponce Protocol In Signed. Washington, Jan. 18.—A message was received to-day from Minister Conger at Peking, dated last evening, stating that the Chinese plenipotentiaries had signed and delivered this protocol. This removes the last doubt as to the signing of the agreement. Paris, Jan. 18. —The council of state has re jected Count Esterhazy's appeal against the decree cashiering him from the army. 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. CONGRESS HAS THE POWER Report Regarding Supreme Court Decision. IT MAY BE UNANIMOUS Information Said to Come From an Authoritative Source. NO PRONOUNCED OPPOSING VIEW Two Jndges Lean the Other Way ami One In in Doubt—Shown in Neely Case Discussion, Mow York Sun Spmolal Sorvlca Washington, Jan. 18.—Important infor mation concerning the attitude of the su preme court in the great constitution and flag cases comes through trustworthy channels. The decision of the court is likely to be nearly unanimously in favor of the gov ernment's contention that the constitution gives congress plenary power over ac quired territory. It may in the end be unanimous. At present, it is understood, two judges lean the other way without being pronounced in their views, while a third is troubled with some doubts. The information comes from a man who has excellent opportunity to learn the trend of opinion among the justices, and he predicts that there will be only one or two, if any, dissents from the opinion, which will once for all put an end to all doubts of the power of congress to legis late for territory as a governmental entity under the sovereignty of the United States, a part of the United States internationally, but not a part of the United States na tionally. This information came out during the discussion of members of the court upon the Neely case, which was decided a few days ago. " This ' intelligence is imparted with no other reservation than the admission that the informant may possibly be mistaken. THIRTY THOUSAND ME\ ENOUGH j . i Fighting -in - the Future Will Be' on ; • ■•■'. the Sea and Not on the ' Land. \ . :.-. Washington, Jan. 18.—Mr. Hale: of ; Maine,- in the senate, said he would pre-| fer | a temporary ■ increase in the [ army [ rather. than a permanent one. He would vote for this bill because he could not! get anything better. He thought that the argument that the army should be . in-' creased according to the increase of pop ulation was fallacious. Mr. Hale said that aside from the emer gency in the Philippines, 30,000 men were sufficient for our needs, 15,000 for coast defense, 5.000 in Alaska and the rest on the frontier. He did : not know where the men would come from. With all the war feeling, men did not seem to enlist. It was not true the army should be in creased to keep pace with the navy. ' The fighting of this country would be on the sea and not v upon land. : • ■- — -,-- MURDER HOT PROVED DEFENSE IV PATEHSOX CASE Judge Hoffman Say* He Will Hide His Face If the Men Aif Found Guilty. Patterson, ?J. J., Jan. 18.—The Borsch eiter murder case went to the jury at 3:45 o'clock this afternoon. Paterson, N. J., Jan. 18.—It is generally expected to-day will close the trial of Walter C. McAlister. William A. Death and Andrew J. Campbell for the murder of Jennie Bosschieter. It was just three months ago to-day that the girl was killed. Ex-Judge William T. Hoffman said in the closing address for the defense: If it can be shown that .lennie did not die from chloral or assault then this case faiis. There is no legal proof that she died from chloral poison or that an assault was com mitted. The state charges that this de fendant (pointing at MoAlister) put chloral into the girl's drink that night. If he had chloral, where did he get it? The state used all its machinery to find this out. The whole case is consistent with the in nocence of the defendants under a proper application of the law. If they go to the scaffold I will not be here to see it. I will shield my face and say shame, shame, to the hitherto good name of New Jersey. Like a Death Knell. There was a dramatic episode in the courtroom as former Judge Francis Scott aroae yesterday to make the opening speech for the defense. The three prison ers were leaning forward eager to listen to his words, when the great bell of St. < John's church, just opposite the court house, tolled out in deep and solemn tones for a fnneral. The accused men looked at each other with startled eyes. Death's florid face turned pale, Campbell shivered in pal pable fear, and even the imperturbable McAlister looked frightened. The crowd in the courtroom seemed to feel inslinc tively that the ominous toll was the death knell of the prisoners at the bar. GIFT FROM CARNEGIE Aurora College of lilinoia "Will Get $50.000. Plttsburg, Jan. 18. —It was announced to-day that Andrew Carnegie has donated $50,000 to the Aurora college of Illinois. WORK EIGHT HOURS. ', Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 18.—The report ,of Chief 1 Organizer Thomas , ODea of 7-\ the Bricklayers' and; Masons' International union showsr,that*; ninety unions have been organ ized during the year, making the grand total 492. The secretary's report relates that the eight-hour rule is in force in about 1 200 cities. • ': %■ . ■. FOUR CHILDREN BURKED. r.^i-, I: Elkhart, - Ind., ' Jan. '. 18.— Four children of |Jen jamin Miller were burned Ito * death early i i-day. A -lamp s exploded . while» Miller was a-JBeat, setting fire' to the bouse. - , DELAY THE CANAL BILL Division of the Republican Senate Caucus. WAIT FOR ENGLAND Hanna's Ship Bill When Nothing Else Is Pressing. WAR REVENUE TAX REDUCTION Hanna la Reminded That the Ap propriation Bill* and Other Mutters Mast Come First. Washington, Jan. 18.—The republican senators decided to-day not to set a day, at least for the present, for taking up tn% Nicaragua canal bill. The decision was unanimous. The caucus was called large ly because of Senator Morgan's impor tunities in behalf of the bill, but the senators concluded that so long as Great Britain's attitude towards the amendments to the Hay-Pauncefote treaty was un defined, it would not be wise to agitate the question of the construction of the canal. Senator Allison, chairman of the caucus, stated that the question of what attention should be given to the ship subsidy bill and to the appropriation bills was not dis cussed. "That matter is in the hands of the sen ate," he said. The decision of the caucus was em bodied in a resolution presented by Sena tor Lodge, who stated that the conclusion was the result of the best deliberations of the committee on order of business. Some Objection. Notwithstanding the decision to leave the canal question in abeyance for th« time, several senators gave notice that if there" should be a motion to take up the canal bill, they would not be bound by the resolution adopted, but would vote for a motion to consider. In the expression of independence Senator Platt of New York was the leader. He considered the oaiia] 01 prime importance and woald not refrain from voting to take it up whenever a motion to that effect was made. Senators Simon, Foster and Bard fol lowed with similar declarations. They did not, however, express determination them selves to initiate a movement in behalf of the canal bill, but it was suggested that Senator Morgan would be prevailed upon to allow the present status to remain. No decision was reached upon other questions because no formal action waa considered necessary. There was, how ever, considerable discussion of other questions. Among these were the ship subsidy bill, the war revenue reduction bill, the confirmation of Mr. Harland a» attorney general of Porto Rico, the rat ification of the treaty with Spain for the acquisition of some of the Philippine islands not included in the original treaty and the appropriation bills. Subsidy BUI. Senator Hanna expressed his desire to have the ship subsidy bill passed upon at the present session. He said that with the army bill out of the way he should ask that the decision arrived at early in the session to press the subsidy bill be ad hered to. There were several responses in accord with Mr. Hanna's request. He was re minded, however, of the necessity of giving first attention to the appropriation bills, and he said that he fully under stood that and he meant to ask that the subsidy bill should receive attention only when the appropriation bills were not up for consideration. There was general assent to this prop osition, but it was suggested that there were other subjects which should b« passed upon before adjournment which it was believed would require a great deal of time. War Tax Heduction. Senator Aldrich explained the neces sity of getting the war revenue reduction bill through at this session. He hoped to he able to report it from the committee on finance early next week. Mr. Aldrich hoped to secure a unanimous considera tion of the measure. To get the bill through promptly it was necessary that there should be no effort to amend it by putting on traiff amendments. There was general assent to this proposition and as surance was given that the caucus -would sustain him in that position. Senator Foraker stated that he would again seek to get up the Harlan nomina tion at the first opportunity, and he asked that republican senators remain in suffi cient numbers to guarantee a quorum, because of Senator Pettigrew's notice that he should require a roll call on the vote to confirm. The importance of getting the Spanish treaty through was presented by Senator Lodge, who said that the ratification of the treaty was necessary to clean up our dealings with Spain. Grout Bill. Senator Proctor asked time for consid eration of the oleomargarin bill. Senator Hale replied that the bill had not yet been reported from Senator Proctor's com mittee. The Vermont senator replied that the committee would be prepared to report next week. PRISON INVESTIGATION Michigan Legislative Committee to Visit the U. P. Next Week. Lansing, Mich., Jan. 18.—The senate and house committees on Marquette state prison agreed to-day to start for Mar quette next Monday night or Tuesday morning on its mission of investigation of the charges of alleged malfeasance on the part of Warden Freeman. The house committee wanted to start to-morrow, but the senate committee, of which Senator Nims is chairman, succeeded in postpon ing the trip until the first of next week. Senator Weeks of Kent county is a mem ber of the senate committee and will ac company the two committees to Mat* quette.