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"SOONERS" AFTER LANDS O F RED LAKE Nucleus of a Line Commenced Forming at Crookston Saturday Night, but Was Broken Up by Police. 'if Many "Women Sitting on the Stairw ays and in the Lobbies Waiting for the Office to OpenStruggle Expected foi Lands Alang the Kainy Situation at Cass Lake and Duluth. Special to The Journal. Crookston, Minn., Nov. 9:On the eve of the second opening of lands on the Red Lake reservation there are many "sooners" in the city prepared to file on claims that would not ordinarily be considered worth claim ing as homesteads. The rapid ad vance of land values has, however, made it worth their while not only to take homesteads on every foot of land that is out of the swamps, but they will surrender the privilege of commu tation that applies to homesteads out side of the reservation, and will main tain a continuous residence on the land and pay for it at the rate of $1.25 an acre. J1 - .''- J r line Formed Early. On Saturday night at 11 o'clock the nucleus of a line was formed leading from the door of the land office out to the stairway, and men lined up pre paratory to a 60-hour wait for the doors to swing. At the head of the line with his hand on the knob of the door was a man who had come all the way from the north border of the state, traveling from the Rainy river by the,, way of Minnlpeda, a distance of 600 miles, to be promptly on the ground. He had procured a chair, and wrapped in a fur coat with a basket of lunch, was prepared to sit out the long hours. Others joined him, and within half an hour twenty-five men had begun what they expected to be a vigil that would assure them prompt entrance to the office on the morning when the lands will be opened. Driven Away by Police. The upper portion of the building is used for hotel purposes, and the own er objected to their presence during the three days. The police were notified and Chief Cramer took a squad of patrolmen and visited the scene. The men in line were told that they would not be allowed to remain, and tho they protested loudly, the po lice were inexorable, and the line was broken up, the men finally going away peaceably. The greater portion of the intending settlers will pay no attention to the matter of filing, but will go upon the land and be able to swear when the contest days come, as come they will, that, they were living upon it the day of the opening. This matter of prior settlement has held good in the past as against the man who made the filing of even date, and is being relied upon largely in the present-instance. Women as Well as Men* Men and women are sitting on the stairways and in the lobby of the building, where they will remain dur ing the day and night in order to be early at the door when the hour of 9 arrives to-morrow. The greatest interest has developed among contestants for land on the precincts that were withheld when the reservation was diminished eight years ago. The land on these sections is all close to railroads and much of it contains pine. There are as high as a dozen applicants for some of the pieces on these sections. Endurance Race Planned. In one instance, in the town of Eden, sixty miles east of Crookston, a hot contest is on. The land had been squatted upon by seven men, who will remain thereon, making improvements until after the hour of 9 a. m. to-mor row, when they will bestride bicycles in an endurance race with the Crookston land office as a goal. The roads are in excellent condition and bets are being made that the distance will be covered in five hours. In another instance eight families are living on one section which they have agred to divide into eighty-acre tracts and hold against all comers. Fight for Rainy River Tracts. There will be a fierce struggle over the right to file on lands along the Rainy river and a dozen men are do ing some tall fighting to secure filings on each of the townsites there. Beaudette, Roosevelt and Clement son are the towns where the greatest interest centers. People have squatted there bor years, one applicant from Beaudette having lived on the land twelve years. Mayor Hitchcock has detailed a force of several police to keep the crowd In order and two officers will be present in the office rooms to see that the dlsdputants do not carry their difficulties too far. The work of receiving the filings will be systematized, and the appli cants will be handled with dispatch. Four men from the head of the line will be admitted to the office.at one time by a special officer, and these will be waited upon and dismissed by . a side entrance before another squad is admitted. Every man will have his filing papers in hand and the work will be greatly simplified for this, reason. Special Agent M. D. Mclntire, of the Interior department, who is lo cated here, will be present, also an inspector to represent the Washington end of the deal. The land attorneys have been reap ing a harvest the past month In mak ing out filing papers and pocketing retainers from those who know that contests are Inevitable. / I ON TIP-TOE TO SETTLE. Farm-Seekers Camping on Borders of Red Lake Reservation. Prospective settlers on the Red Lake reservation, which is to be thrown open to-morrow, have been forehand ed in getting on the ground. The rush which was expected over the Great Northern and the Northern Pa cific roads to-day did not occur, be cause most of the land-seekers had gone already to the reservation. For some time the Northern Pacific and Great Northern offices have been sell ing tickets to CrCookston, Cass Lake, Thief River Falls, Detroit and Red Lake Falls. Either of these places is within easy reach of the two land of fices at Cass Lake and Crookston. Passenger agents say the crowd is made up chiefly of farmers, mostly Swedish, and the farm-seekers from Minneapolis have been numerous. The attraction for the crowd which went up Tuesday, or a week before, was the regular home-seekers' rate in effect Tuesdays. The land hunters were w forehanded enough to save consider- was not discovered until noon to-day. factor, and let the public profit thereby. '^I^'^'^^V'^^ - ^ & * - ' ' - - - H SS L able on their railway fare. At the same time they had a few days to spy out the reservation and to determine at what point they would settle. It is expected that after filing most of the fortunate ones will return to the twin cities and go back again in the spring. THE "GET-IJAND" CRAZE. Cass Iak Officials Heady for the In undation To-morrow. Special to The Journal, Cass Lake, Minn., Nov. 9.Events the past ten days indicate that there will be a genuine old-time rush on Tuesday, when. the lands on the Red Lake and "White Earth reservations are thrown open. For the first four days of last week every Incoming train to Cass Lake was loaded with pros pective settlers. Altho every means possible have been taken to inform the public that these lands are to a large extent "swamp" and almost worthless, the average seeker for land will not take the government's statement as being absolutely truthful, and imbued with the "get-land" craze will do all in his power to get filing. To increase the credulity of the seekers, some persons have inserted advertisements in city papers, worded in such a manner that one reading them is led to believe that he will, by filing on one of these plats, secure a valuable home. These statements are misleading, and the resfdents of Cass Lake have done all in their power to lay the exact character of the lands before the public. One of the ludicrous phases is the fact that a certain tract of land de scribed in the circular published by the general land office is in Red Lake, three miles from the shore. The sug gestion has been made that Sam Ful lerton be requested to enter this land in behalf of the state, as it would make excellent grounds for a state fish hatchery. Another erroneous idea is that the land to be entered is within the Cass Lake reservation. None of the land is In either the Cass Lake, Leech Lake or Wlnntbigoshlsh Lake Indian reserv ations, nor will any of it be until after the survey of the* lands in these re serves, which is now being made by Chief Estimator Warren, is completed, soon after -Dec. 1, and thai same offi cially declared in readiness for filing by the officials of the general land of fice at Washington.- Register Jones and Receiver Oakley and their clerks are in readiness for the proper handling of the rush of business prophesied for Tuesday. The office has been moved into the rooms provided for it in the new land office building, which is one of the most com plete in the service, according to Mr. Richards, the commissioner of the general land office. NO EXCITEMENT AT DtTLTTTH LETTER HN^y YELLOW EIER'S AVENGE HIM .: - AWFUL, SCOURGE Posthumous Message Received in Dr! Murray, Whd Has Investigated, This Country from Sagatel Sa- Places the Number of Cases gouni Discloses Plot. ^at 25,000. :J 5f*&6k'. -'r , "- '#*" He Had Intercepted Murderous Cor-JHe Says, Also, That the Death Kate Is rally 5 Per !,". -"Ce'nt.-r:' ' ' respondence, Which He Mailed Before His Death. Plot Said to Involve a Prominent New England Merchant i Police at Work. New York, Nov. 9.Thru letters which have reached this country fur ther details have come to light of the Armenian plots which resulted re cently in three murders and one sui cide in London of men prominent in the Huntchakist society. It is said secret service agents and the police Is Not in Great Bulk of the Land That District. BpeoUl to Tho Journal. Duluth, Minn., Nov. 9.There is no excitement in the Duluth land office over the opening of the Red Lake lands to-morrow. Local land office officials doubt if any rush will take place here, tho the outside reports are for it. The chief excitement will be at Crookston in which district the bulk of the lands and nearly alJL the good agricultural lands are to be opened. All that the Duluth office controls are a few fractional townships along Rainy river, from 175 to 200 miles northwest of this city. The bulk of those Red Lake lands in the Duluth limits have always been regarded as of little value for anything, being swamp. The Cass Lake office's interest is also small. Out of 769,000 acres to be opened to-morrow 448,000 are in the Crookston office, 193,000 in the Cass Lake office and but 128,000 at Duluth. ot several large cities in this country are now at work and that evidence in their hands involves a prominent New England merchant and also a resident of this city, said to be widely known in Armenian circles. Letters bearing on the plot, have just been received in this country from Sa^atel Sagouni, the first victim of the association in London. These letters Sagouni had intercepted and mailed to agents on this side of the Atlantic before he fell. They showed in detail the plans for disposing of the leaders in his fac tion of . the Armenian society. They were. addressed to the "Armenian Central Committee in London," but were Intended for the eyes of only one man, a trusted agent. How they fell into Sagouni's hands is not known. The evidence they contain is supplemented by a circular bearing the official seal of a secret society in Chicago and signed by its officers, which has been secured in Salem, Mass., and which calls for volunteers to take up the work of killing those opposed to the society, who are de nounced as cowards. It is said the distribution of similar circular/i in Boston, Providence and New York resulted in the volunteer ing of fifty men, who were sent at once to Europe on their deadly mis sion. They received orders, it is said, to act under the instructions of, a central committee in London. x GENERAL TYNER NEARUNTODEATH Man Who Held Office Under Eight Different Presidents at Death's Door. New York Sun Special Servioe. Washington, Nov. 9.Former Post master General Tyner is said to be dying. He has been ill a long time, and since his retirement from the postoffice department at the begin ning of the scandals has grown stead ily weaker. His friends fear the end is not far off. General Tyner has had a most in teresting career. Most of the con temporaries of his youth and early manhood have passed away. Hon ored successively by Presidents Lin coln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Harrison, McKinley and Roosevelt, General Tyner properly belongs to a regime extending from the civil war to President Harrison's retirement from office. He became intimate with President Grant while in charge of the army mails in the west during the civil war. Later he served in General Grant's cabinet as postmaster general, having been in the meantime a member of congress from the district represented by Vice President Schuyler-Cole, whom he succeeded in the house. THREE IN PAMIlflSLAIN Dentist of Saginaw, Mich., Miir ders His Wife and Daughter |^ '.'':. and Kills Himself. SUS Saginaw, Mich., Nov. 9.Dr. W. E. Light, a prominent dentist of this city, committed suicide Sunday night at his home, 813 South Jefferson avenue, after fatally shooting his wife and daughter Ruby, aged 18. The tragedy 1 - - I * * ! FOR A NATIONAL THEATER J. L. C. Clarke Says Movement for Its Erection Is Progressing Most Favorably. New York, Nov. 9.Nearly 2,000 theatrical managers, playwrights and actors have attended a meeting here to discuss the subject of an endowed theater. Addresses were made by many persons prominent in the pro fession. It was the first public dem onstration held by the National Art Theater society, formed last spring. Chairman J. I. C. Clark said that he had practically secured the promise of certain wealthy men to endow the the ater and that plans are progressing rapidly toward completion. Said he: We have plenty of theaters as a com mercial enterprise but none devoted to art. We have theaters opening every night, but it is not our domain to enter Into competition with businesswhat we want is such theaters as have the French, the' Italians and the Germans. We hope thus to do many things, one of which is to encourage the American dramatist who Is in a peculiar position. The manager usually turns to him for plays only after he has scoured Europe. If the play is sold it must be written below the level of his .aspirations. Now this society pro poses to look out for him and for the Ttie Quarantine Regulations Make It Difficult for Refugees. to Get Away. New York Sun SpeoUl Service. Laredo, Texas, jTov. . 9.Twenty- five thousand" cases of yellow fever, with a death rate of fully 6 per cent, is the estimate placed upon the epi demic in Texas and that part of Mex ico Just over the border by Dr. D. B. Murray, the international yellow fever "' A SURPRISE FOE C0NGBJESS The KurseWhat, Two of 'em. I Thought Ther e Was Only One. expert, who has just returned from, a trip thru the infected territory. In addition to these startling fig ures, Dr. Murray declares the deaths greatly In excess of the number re ported in the official bulletin issued in this city-and that fully 500 cases exist in this town alone at the pres ent time. All stations on the line of the Mexican National railroad be tween Laredo and Saltillo, where his investigation ended, he says, have suf fered from the epidemic and con tributed an unknown number of deaths and cases. A condition of the strictest quaran tine is on in nearly all of the cities in this region. Would-be refugees are compelled to wait until a sufficient number have been gathered together to hire a special train. These trains are run thru to the north with stops for coal and water only, aad no one is allowed to leave the cars. Food is taken aboard the train from time to time sfrid wherever there is an oppor tunity to avoid a town by using,a cut off this is done. When this is impos sible the doors and windows of the trains are kept tightly closed when going thru towns. The railroad companies have ceased to take passengers from a score of places, and at many others everyone is compelled to have a certificate from the health authorities showing that he has not been exposed. A number of large cities have been cut off from the train schedules entirely, and refugees are compelled to drive long distances in order to obtain railroad transpor tation at' all. MONSTER EXECUTED Magistrate of Kuehsein Murdered * f 3,000 Persons Before He Was Himself Beheaded. New York Sun Special Service. Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 9.Shanghai advices by the steamship - Victoria state that "Viceroy Tsen of Kwangsl last month executed the district mag istrate of Kuehsien, China, after proof was furnished that the magistrate had1 killed-no less than 3,000 persons dur ing his year and a half of incumben'cy. Evidence shows his innate cruelty arid bloodthirstiness caused him to put to death all who incurred his ill will. NEW NORTHWESTERN POSTMASTERS Washington,-- MINN. VS. MERG ^ 10 BE TAKEN UP The United States Supreme Court Has Consented to Take Juris- - * diotion. , The State's Motion to Advance the Hearing Has. Seen Granted. I It "Was Urged hy the Defense that Constitution Was Not In volved, : , Special to The Journal. Washington, Nov. 9.The United States supreme court to-day granted the motion recently made on behalf of the state of Minnesota to advance the hearing of the case of that state vs. the Northern Securities company, and named Jan. 4, after the other cases already set for that date, as the time for hearing the case. The state's motion followed upon a decision rendered by Judge Lochren of the district court that the formation of the Northern Securities company was not in violation of the state anti-con solidation laws, and that the state anti-trust law did not prohibit the formation of the company, altho it does.not authorize the state to bring suit in equity to force its provisions, and that the state could not sue in equity to compel the observance of the federal anti-trust law. Nov. 9.Postmasters ap-' pointed to-day: ..MontanaAlma, Choa teau county, Minnie-'Keith Roundup, Yel lowstone county, Mary L. Klein Spring hall, Gallatin county, John F. Roll War rick, Choteau county, Kittle Jones. North DakotaMannhaven, Mercer county, Fred Boherer. " -_.._*- The Appellant's Brief. The unsuccessful brief prepared by the attorneys for the Northern Securi ties and the other defendants or ap pellees maintains that the direct ap peal of the state from the decision of Judge Lochren of the district court to the supreme court of the United States can be sustained only on the ground that the case involves the construc tion or application of the constitution of the United States, or that the con stituion or law of a state is claimed to be in contravention to the United States constitution. They, therefore, ask that the state's apepal be dis missed. The counsel for the appellees main taine dthat none, of the four rulings made by Judge Lochren involved the construction or application of the constitution and say: "It is not enough that the case involves a federal ques tion, and so was properly brought in the circuit court as a case arising un der the laws of the United States. The constitution, in its construction or ap plication, must be involved. "It is not material that a constitu tional question might have been raised here by the appellees, had they been defeated below,, or that, if some different decision had been made in the case, a aconstltutional question might have become involved. The de cisions, of this court settle that the constitutional question must be in the case actually and not potentially that is .that the question must have been directly decided by the lower court or have been necessarily! involved in what was decided. "And the constitutional question must not only be present, but it must be the controlling question." ^ ^ , A Constitutional - Atigusnead^' "*" The brief also maintains that the at tornexs for the state do not claim any specific violation pf the constitution andafte r quoting many decisions con 'cludes thus:- ' "The appellant certainly does not seek a areversal of the decision below sustaining the validity of its own statutes. What It seeks to reverse arid all it seeks to reverse Is the decision that the statutes, tho valid, do not em brace this case,do not forbid such .(Continued on Second Page. Citizens of the South American Republic Said^tew to Have Urged This Course Upon the j^^ff Government. In Return They Would Offer Germany TerritoryThis Would Be in ' Violation of the Monroe Doctrine and Would Undoubtedly Cause $ . i TroubleRumors That Foreigners Are Being Massacred at Colom- - bian CapitalThe Government Protests Against Action Taken by 5 the United StatesThe Canal Project How Assured. \ - ""... New York, Nov. 9.Arturo de Bri-! the Rhine lorded It over the dwellers of gard, consul general for Colombia In this city, said to-day that he had heard it had been proposed to his government to appeal to Germany for protection in regard to Panama, of fering in return, certain territorial concessions. Mr. de Brigard said: "I have re official advices from Colombia. Cablegrams which I sent last week asking for news have not been answered. From an official source, however, I learn that the peo ple in the interior are very much ex cited over- the recent developments and have appealed to our government to send a delegation to Germany to offer the emperor certain pieces of land on both seas in return for Ger many's protection. Of course, I do not know whether this will be done, but if it is I imagine the land con ceded to Germany will be that lying next to the Panama border on both sides of the isthmus." Colombia Will Grant Independence. Panama Nov. 9.A cablegram has been received here from General Reyes, containing the information that he has been appointed by the government of Colombia as peace commissioner, with the duty of mak ing arrangements with the govern ment of the republic of Panama to the end that the national honor may be saved. Everything is quiet in Pa nama to-day, but the circulation of the news of the appointment of Gen eral Reyes resulted in enthusiastic celebrations, not only because the general has many friends here, but for the reason that his mission is looked upon as assuring the inde pendence of the isthmian territory. The ^steamships Manavi and Quito have been detained at Buena Vista by the Colombian government. . Rumors at Colon. Colon, Nov. 9."Wild rumors are In circulation here that American and other foreign residents of Bogota are being massacred. The rumors are not confirmed and are looked upon as altogether improbable. ASKED TO APPEAL TOl&ERMANY COLOMBIA PROTESTS r Bogota Government Doesn't Like the United States^ -Procedure, Washington,- Nov. 9Vf--Cplonibia has lodged a protest . with ilie, state id& partment against? i&fe- a?tJoi of" thje, United States in conneqtibii yr^tit events on the isthmjusv- f - Its terms cannot be ascertained, but it is known that strong objection is made to the attitude of the United States in general and .against inter pretatlons* made by this government of the treaty of 1846 between the. United States and Colombia. Beyond admitting that such a docu ment has been filed, the officials will say nothing about the matter. Word has reached the navy depart ment of the arrival of the United States cruiser Boston at Panama. The president's yacht, the May flower, has left the navy yard for Co lon. Aboard her is H. A.. Gudge'r, United States consul general at Pana ma, who goes to ..assume full charge of the American consular affairs. The Mayflower will arrive in about eight days. Mr. Gudger will do business with the new government of Panama, Admiral John G. Walker, president of the isthmian canal commission, also is a passenger on the Mayflower, as is Rear Admiral Joseph B. COghlan, who is to assume general command of the naval forces on the Atlantic side of the isthmus. THE HERALD ILOPS New York I'ajMj* Decide* to Support Panama Canal Project. New York Snn Speoial Servioe. New York, Nov. 9.The Herald, which .has vaged a d?tevmh ed flgh. against the Panama car:al route and in favor of the Nicaragua route, comes out squarely to-day in support of the .Panama, route and President P.oosevelt's pol'cy. This change of front Is made in an erUtersal which says- Politicians up in the mountains of Co lombia can no longer suppress Panama from a distance as the robber barons of : The action of the supreme court to day, therefore, means a rebuff for the Northern Securities company, whose attorneys sought to have the appeal dismissed on technical grounds. mMBMmmm...-...-..1.............._J... ""TTTrTTtrtf Ttt t a CONGRESS OPENS SPECIAL SESSION Lively Scene Harks the Occasion Attendance Largest in History - , of Nation. The Weather Is Ideal and Opening ,*- of Session Proves Gala \$ A- _ T v :*, New Members Are Seated" and Desks Are Gay with Huge : Bouquets* ffljllfl Washington, Nov. 9.The fifty eighth congress convened in extraor dinary session at noon to-day in ac cordance with the proclamation of President Roosevelt, for the purpose of enacting legislation necessary to make effective the Cuban reciprocity treaty., The day was devoted simply to * personal greetings and organiza tion. The house assembled the largest membership in its history and the Bcene before the gavel fell in that body was, one of animation, both on the floor, in the cloakrooms arid in the lob bies and corridors. The day wagjjrisp and bright and the capitol building presented the appearance of a new structure with its coat of white paint and complete renovation within. Crowds of eager spectators, both men and women, thronged the corri dors and rotunda of the capitol early *' the plains. That consideration should make every American support the gov ernment. The die is cast. President Roosevelt has decided to recognize the new repub lic of Panama. As patriots, as practical men, Americans of every shade of opinion, should accept the accomplished fact and support the government. The question whether Mr. Roosevelt be right or wrong is one that concerns the future. As an independent newspaper and there fore as one without political prejudices or obligations, the Herald frankly admits that the time has gone by when contro versy about the superiority, respectively, of the Panama and the Nicaraguan routes could be profitable. Such a' controversy, in fact, is no longer possible. The latest uprising upon the Isthmus and the atti tude of the Washington administration toward it have at least the merit of settling the canal question. The water way is to be constructed along the Panama route. To-day, then, it - is of vital importance that opposition to it should cease. Neither the New York Times nor Senator Morgan could undo the events of the last few days or hope to change the attitude of the government, now that it is pledged to a certain line of action. The country is at what proves to be a turning point in his history. At such a moment there can be neither democrats nor republicans, neither supporters of theTanama project nor advocates of the Nicaragua route there are only Americans, and it is their duty to support the government, right or wrong,, ....,, The ground upon which republicans will oppose such a resolution, Mr. Spooner says, are that when President Cleveland was called upon to furnish instructions sent to diplomatic agents in Cuba, he refused. This established a aprecedent to which this case is very similar and as President Roosevelt would certainly Invoke the Cleveland precedent, it would be useless to pass the resolution. '^3# DEMS. WANT TO KNOW. Will Ask for Information About Pana- . ma Affairs and Intrigues. - ., From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building, . Washington. Washington, Nov. 9.The' adminis- ~ tration i likely to be attacked by the r-'a* democrats on account of the Panama t& revolution. Resolutions have been pre pared for introduction into both C& houses, asking the president to furnish f" information about the revolution and i'4l all papers connecting with it, and it will be the democratic plan to show that the revolution wa,s, encouraged in Washington and tljat "guarantees were given Panama of'protection from civil war, prior, to the issuance of-its deefc. / l^ration of independence. ^IDt wijl be charged further that the - revolutlori Is, being financed by the *" Panama Canal 'cofhpany- GPParis and that there was the closet understand- ' - ing in Washington between the agents , of that company, who are here for the purposes of lobbying, and the American government. The demo crats will proceed on the theory that 41* the country will not indorse such a -%4 KV policy, which they say is .contrary tol|o' s the long-established foreign policy of'^^ytf" this country, and will join with any/,%%P political party which stands against it. * ,&- %*i This, democratic position will be '"/* f" consistent with the old anti-imperial- -,*i/? , lstic ridea, and it may revive that is- -'-^f !-' sue - for the campaign next year. - -61 - J, The republican leaders have con-^'^j/'k sidered what to do when the attack Is i},"? made and have decided not to oppose it altogether. Senator Spooner says^l that in his opinion the republicans' will offer no opposition to a resolu- ' tion calling upon the president andf ~*""- secretary of! state for all papers tend ing to throw light upon the admini stration's connection with the revolu tion in Panama. Should the demo crats go further than this, they will meet with opposition. They may of fer a resolution calling for instruct tions sent to the American diplomatic agents of the isthmus and in, Colombia generally. Such a resolution, Senator Spooner says', will be opposed, which, of course, means that it will be de feated. .' & vfr fca w " J f W. W. Jermane. in the day, and the galleries, to which admission was had by card only, were taxed to their- capacity long before the hour for assembling arrived. Many high officials of the government left their desks at the department to wit ness the opening of the session and greet their legislative friends many strangers in Washington had their first glimpse of congress, while the capitol was the Mecca of the Washlngtonians. Committee-rooms, which had been in the hands of the renovator during the recess,were thrown open and many informal receptions were held. With the speakership question out of the way in the unanimous republican in dorsement of Mr. Cannon, there was nothing to worry the legislative mind and the day was given up to the senti ment of the occasion. Many handsome floral tributes to members were borne in unusual pro fusion to thet lobbies back of both the senate and house chambers to be placed later on the desks of mem bers. The new members of the house received their initiation to doorkeep ers and house employe's and many were turned back for identification because of their slight hesitation on presenting themselves for admission. Such incidents contributed to the gen eral lively animation and good humor of the occasion. Event. j&**'' ^^OANNOM CHOSEN ' ": "Uncle Joe" Is Elected Speaker, Re ceiving 193 Votes. The house of representatives con vened to-day at noon in extraordinary session. The day's session was full of Interest to the spectators, and to the new members, but to the veteran It was mere routine. The fact that a speaker was to be elected and that this was the first session of a jiew congress added to the interest. Long before noon, when the gavel fell, the galleries were filled, the ladle* being largely in the majority. Many more were dis-r appointed, holders of cards of admis sion even being among this number. Among the spectators were public offl '