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THE BACKWARD CHILD IN
THE MONTANA SCHOOLS
Superintendent Nye Presents Some Ideas
To Assembled Teachers---I. D. O'Don
nell Discusses Agriculture Study
(Special to The Gazette.) Jc
BOZEMAN, Dec. 30.-All the ses- f
sions of the State Teachers' associa
tion through the day today were at.
the agricultural college. The opening
hour had been set for 9 o'clock but E
it was much later when the session
was called to order by President1
Condon. The program was opened!
with a piano quartet from Grieg, by
Misses Hartman, Hollier, Schu
macher and Bancroft of the college. 1
The general topic of the forenoon
was "How to Eliminate Waste and
Conserve the Interest of All the Chil
dren." Superintendent L. E. Mille-'
gan of the Montana School for the,
Feebleminded, Deaf and Blind spoke'
for the defective classes.
Superintendent Ward H. Nye of
Billings discussed the problem of the
backward child in the schools. He
described the Batavia and Princeton
plans and approved some method by
which the more lbackward pupils
could receive separate instruction or
be taken through the grades at a
This address started some lively
discussion, which was opened by Su
perintendent Burger of Miles City
and continued by Superintendent Cun
ningham of Bozeman. Young of Butte.,
Bramble of Phillipsburg and Mr. I. D.
O'Donnell of Billings. The issue was
on the policy of segregating the
bright students and on the hastening
of promotions. After a brief but very
entertaining talk on story-telling by'
Mr. Wyohe the company adjourned to
the Agricultural hall, where the out
of-town guests to the number of
nearly 200 were served with lunch in
the home science, rooms by the col
lege girls under the directions of
Miss Harkins, the professor of domes
tic science. This lunch was one of
the popular events of the convention
and was a splendid advertisement of
the domestic science department's
I. D. O'Donnell of Billings present
ed the first paper of the afternoon at
the session of the higher education
department. His subject was "What
the high school can do for the best
interests of the pupil from the farm,
and in preparation for the farm." At
the close he summed up the substance
BELIEVED YOUNG GIRL WAS
POISONED BY HER RIVAL
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29.-In the
bhelief that her t8-year-old daughter,[
Bessie May Priest, was poisoned,
Mrs. Jennie Priest has asked the dis
trict attorney to investigate the death
of the young woman, which occurred,
in Glendale on Christmas eve, after
an illness lasting 20 days.
It is alleged by the mother that
Miss Priest was engaged to Harry
Sayres, a Newark (N. J.) millionaire's
son, and she had a rival in the per
son of a woman whose identity is
being concealed. Search is being!
made for this woman.
Five physicians who attended Miss
Priest during her last illness agreei
that her death was due to poisoning.
Two diagnosed :l-r malady as pto
maine poisoning, si third as arsenic
poisoning and others have not ven
tured an opinion.
It has been learned that Miss Priest
was the guest of her supposed rival
at a dinner in a. restaurant and that
she became violently ill immediately
afterward. In her delirium she con
stantly accused the woman with
whom she had dined and during lucid
periods she exhibited letters from
Mr. Sayres in which he is alleged to
have warned her against her alleged
rival, though givin- no reason for his
fears. Mr. Sayrce is in Arizona.
TUCSON, Ari. D)ec. 29.-Efforts
today to locate Hlarry Sayres, who
was reported from Los Angeles to bI,
in Aravaca, Ariz... t the present time.
have proven in , ailing. The tele
RESIGNS IN A BODY
Threats and Intrigues in Chamber
Cause Downfall of New Govern
ment-Appeal to Military.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 9.--The
whole Turkish cabinet resigned Inst
night following the resignation of Hil
ml Pashn, grand vizier, who withdrew
from the ministry early in the day.
It is reported that serious conflicts
have occurred at Bagdag, but this is
not offclally confirmed.
The immediate cause of Hilmi Pa
sha's resignation is not known.
It is believed that the committee of
union and progress decided upon a
change in the ministry because they
regarded the accusations against the
former grand vizier, Kiamil Pasha, un
The grand vizier's resignation, it is
understood, was due to intrigues
against him in the chamber and to the
threats by the committee of union and
progress to engmeer a parliamentary
vote of want of confidence.
Reports hint at a military appro
priation, possibly Kwith General Schef
ket Pasha as Hil;. Pasha's successor.
of it in a few compact sehtences as
"To save the nation, we must not
neglect her agriculture, and as agri- e,
culture is the largest single educa- c
tional interest in the country it a
should be taught in the public schools'
and especially in the high school. le
Let the industrial department be a s'
part of every high school, with its
course adapted to its special local; A
conditions; make it the people's col- c
lege. More money must be spent on F
the farm pupils if *we are to be just o
to them, to give them a fair chance.
Special courses should be provided n
for those who can not 'stay for the e
full four years or who can only come t
in the winter. Education should be 0
kept practical: students must do n
things with their own h,and-. Give as ii
much variety and attractiveness to
the school work as possible. Invite 1
in speakers from the higher institu- n
tions, and successful business and I
professional men to address the stu- i
dents. Encourage athletics, literary
entertainments, spelling matches, con
versational hours, build up the library
and set the students to reading. Get
away from the machine system."
Mr. O'Donnell's paper was discussed
by M. D. E. Fish of the Beaverhead
county high school and President J.
M. Hamilton of the, agricultural col
lege. President Hamilton spoke very
enthusiastically of the coming of agri
culture into the secondary schools,
which he said was certain and close
at hand. He announced that the col
lege would assist in starting the work
in any high school.
The primary department was occu
pied with the subject of teaching
reading. Papers were read by Miss
Kremer and Superintendent Cunning
ham of Bozeman and Superintendent
Young of Butte.
The city and county superintend
ents met together in a very pleasant I
session. Superintendent Jennings of 1
Livingston read a paper on the rela
tion of a superintendent to his corps
of teachers, and Mrs. Morse of Bill
ings read one on the function of edu
cation which she defined as to train
boys and girls to make the most of
The department of superintendents
elected officers as follows: W. E.
Harmon, president; Miss Orpha
Noble of Lewistown. secretary.
phone line, the only means of com
munication from Avaraca. is down
and all that has been learned here is
that there is a wealthy young man
now stopping in Avaraca in pursuit
of health and that a man named
George Sayres is a customs office line
rider stationed there.
Starving Man Dies
While Being Served
Eighty Years of Age He Appealed to
Restauranteur, Saying He Had
Not Eaten in Dayi.
NEW\\ YORK, Dec. 28.--As Samuel
! Leiberman was going over' his ac
counts at the desk in his lunch room
yesterday he glanced up to.see a for
lorn and tattered old man with white
beard and hair looking " him ap
pealingly. He asked wh. - was wanted.
The visitor, who yoked as if he
might be 80 year. 'old, asked if he1
could have some coffee and bread as
he had not eaten in several days and
ilt he could not hold out much longer.
Leiberman motioned him to a seat
at the first table and told a waiter to
ibring some hot chicken soup and cof
fee. The old man muttered his thanks
and as the waiter put the soul) before
him,. uttered a cry, threw up his arms
and fell backward on the floor. A
physician was summoined and said the
maln died of staryation.
WHEN WE MOVE TO CAN.ADA.
NEW YORK, Dec. 28.-- Expressing
the conviction that within the next 511
years the surplus population of then
United States will be forced to mi
grate to Canada. James Domnville. of
St. .ohlls, . II.. member of the Cana
dian senate, now in New York. last
night discussed political conditions in
C(anada. mIr. Donmville predicted that
Canada would become a great empire.
TRACEY, Cal., Dec. 28.--The nofth
Ibound Owl train from mos Angeles to
San Francisco on the Southern Pa
cific was wrecked at Halley, a small
station four miles from here, today.
Three sleepers left the track and two
o)f theim were overturned. Passengers
in the overturned cars were rescued
through the windows and none was
injured. According to a report mad,.
by the train crew the wreck wa.
aolused by a broken rail.
NEW YORK. Dec. 2.--(harles (
I)ickinson resigned the presidency o1f
Sthe ('arnegie Trust company today be
cause of poor health and a desire to
devote himiself to personal business.
- Joseph It. Richmond was elected to
succeed hIiii. Mr. D)ickinson remai.ns
'a umemlber of tihe ihardl of directors.
SWITCHMEN'S STRIKE I
IS UP TO PRESIDENTI
Taft Appealed to by Mayor of Min
neapolls-President Will Re- d
celve Perham Today.
MINNEAPOIAS, Dec. 30.-Mayor
James C. Haynes today asked Presi
dent Taft to intervent in the switch,
mens' strike. He sent the president
the following message:
"The continuance of the switchmens' I
strike on railways in this section is
highly injurious, not only to interested
parties, but also to the general public.
"Much loss and suffering have oc- I
curred land this will be greatly in-I
creased unless an early settlement is
"I, therefore, trust that you will i
lend your official influence toward such
Similar telegrams went to Martin
A. Knapp, chairman of the interstate
commerce commission, and to Charles
P. Neill, United States commissioner
Maaor Haynes decided to send these
messages after a prolonged confer
ence with James Kelley, president of
the freighthandlers and railway cle ks'
union. A similar request will be
made by Mayor Lawlor of St. Paul. it
President Taft will meet H. B. Per
ham, chairman of the railway depart
ment of the American Federation of
Labor, and Mr. Knapp and Mr. Neill
in Washington on Friday.
LETTER ASKS FOR
RANSOM OF $5,000
First Clew of Whereabouts of Child
Who Disappeared December S
LOUISVILLE, KY., Dec. 30.-Ex
cept to admit that a letter had been
received today from some town in
Ohio, promising the return of little
Alma Kellner to her parents on pay
ment of $5,000 ransom, all informa
tion was refused by the family. The
girl disappeared December 8 and the
demand for ransom received today,
although it may not be genuine,
brought with it the first real hope for
Frank Fehr, millionaire brewer and
cousin to Fred Kellner, father of
Alma, is going to Chicago tonight and
although he said positively his trip
a had nothing to do with possible nego
f tiations with the kidnapers of the
Kellner girl, it is believed he is going
ALBANY. N. Y., Dec. 29.-Governor
Hughes today authorized the extradi-I
tion to New Jersey of Mrs. Caroline i
B. Martin and Mrs. Mary Snead, who
are wanted in Newark on charges im
plicating them in the murder of Mrs.
Ocey W. N. Snead in East Orange.
MAGAZINE WRITER FINED.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 29.-Mrs.
Elizabeth Murray Newman, a maga
zine writer, charged with defrauding
an automobile driver, was convicted
today in the police court and sen
tened to 60 days in jail and to pay a
fine of $60, the extreme penalty.
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SALT LAKE SAYS
COLD IS AT ENDI
Blureau Reports That Approaching
Stormi From Northwest Will
SALT LAKE CITY. Dec. 10.-The
local weather bureau today prophe
sied that relief from the cold spell
which has prevailed for the past 20
days was in sight. This prediction
is based on the reading of the barom
eter and telegrams from the North
Iwest announcing the coming of a
storm which would cause the present
ihigh pressure to nlove on.
The month of December will go on
the records as the coldest December
since the establishment of the local
weather bureau in 1874. Partly
cloudy and warmer tonight with
I probably snow tomorrow is fore
LIKED BY JAPANESE
.Will Demniand Modifications of Root
'Iakahira Treat --Limitation
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. - Among
the first official acts of Baron Uchida,
new Japanese ambassador, will be a
series of steps leading to a proposal
to the United States for a modifica
tion of the Root-Takahira agreement,
which imposes limitations on the im
migration of Japanese laborers com
ing to the United States.
While the subject is not being
.poken of in a conservative vein. it
is said that such a duty is one' of
those espeeIally imposed upon the
new amnbassador by his government.
It is also reported that Japan
wishes to terminate in 1911 its treaty
of commerce and u-viigation with the
This treaty would expirie ini 1912.
hut in view of the fact that other
iowers having similar treatibs that
l expire in 1912 have tentatively agreed
to their termination in 1911 the I'nited
States probably will is. asked to join
To what extent lapan will ask for
t tlt ifi('tation of thi' oot-Takahira
.............t ha,,_ nn'. !,.,sr learnedlol
Local and Personal
R. E. Shepherd spent yesterday as
a business visitor in Huntley. ]
D. H. McNeill, a well-known resi
dent of Park City, was a business visi
tor in the city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Boloivar of Belfry,
Mont., were in the city yesterday vis
iting with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Averill of
Joliet are the guests of Billings i
J. U. Gridley, a prominent coal man
of Sheridan, was a business visitor in i
Billings yesterday, .
Mrs. B. R. Engle and Mrs. P. L. i
Mathews of Butte are the guests of
friends in this city.
Mrs. H. J. Marion left yesterday for
Moulton, Iowa, where she will visit
relatives and friends.
G. L. Blaisdell, general agent of the
Great Northern, has returned to Bill
ings from St. Paul, :where he was I
called on business.
Miss Harriet Maloney left yester
day for her home in Davenport, Iowa,
after spending the past week as the
guest of friends in this city.
I. D. O'Donnell retprned yesterday
from Bozeman, where he has been
spending the greater part of the week
at the state meeting of teachers.
Mrs. Bertha Boone and daughter,
Miss Gladys, of Reno, Nev., are vis-i
iting with Mrs. Boone's sisters, Mrs.
W. S. Hughes and Mrs. R. F. Deekert. I
.1. J. Thornton, a farmer and mer
chant of Edgar, Mont., was in the
city yesterday. Mr. Thornton recently
returned from Colorado, Where he has
been attending to business interests.
David Trepp of the Montana Realty
company left yesterday for Lewistown,
where he will spend the latter part
of the week in attending to business
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Daniels of Mason
City, Iowa, arrived in Billings Wed
nesday and will be the guest of their
son, W. W. I)aniels, who resides east
of this city.
W. M. Johnston has returned to his
home in this city, after being in the
capital the first of the week in the
interests of the fight for a Montana;
product in the construction of the
capitol building wings.
L. Bolton, a rancher living a few
miles southwest of Huntley, was in the
city yesterday to meet his mother,
who arrived on No. I from lowa and
who will spend the winter with her
son and daughter.
Robert J. D. Owens of Fort Collins.
Colo., connected with the main office I
of the Great Western Sugar company,
arrived in Billings yesterday on busi
ness and will spend the remainder of
I the week at the local factory of the
I Mrs. E. Upshaw of Pryor, widow of
Alexander Upshaw, the educated Crow
- Indian who recently died in this city.
was in Billings yesterday to take legal
steps in regard to her appointment as
administratrix of the estate of her
EVICTED HBF BLACK HAND.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.-A bomb, pre
sumably set by the blackhand, wrecked
the entrance of a four-story tenement
in Brooklyn late last night, drove 16
families from the building in a panic
and started a fire in the cellar. No
one was seriously injured.
Thomas Pierro, a tenant of the
building, who has repeatedly received
blackhand threats, is supposed to have
been the object of the attack.
WYOMING WAITRESS HELD.
AINSWORTH. Neb., Dec. 29.-Jacob
Davis was murdf red today while on
his way home and robbed of $400.
George Davis, who has claimed to be
a detective from New York, was ar
rested and charged with the crime.
As the result of 'the coroner's in
quest Helen Leads, a dining room
waitress, was ordered held pending
further investigation, Hier home is in
New Castle, Wyo.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Dec. 29.--Ex
tradition was granted from the gov
ernor's office today for Rev. F. O.
Tilburn. w~ho is wanted in Linton, Ind.,
for the alleged theft of $200 from the
Church of Christ, of which he was
pastor. Tilburn is held in the Los
Angeles county jail.
IN VALUE OF FARMS
Northwest Leads, Some Enhancements
Being 500 Per Cent-Montana
and Wyoming Products Doubled.
CHICAGO, Dec. 29.-The United
States has $30,000,000,000 invested in
farm lands, their buildings, machinery
and livestock, according to a census
taken by the Orange .Judd Farmer.
From 1,000,000 in 1S50, the number of
farms has increased to nearly 7.000,
000 in 1909. The report adds:
"No such increase in agricultural
land values was ever known before
in the history of the world in any
country. The value of farms in the
United States has increased 14 per
cent more than in 1900, the figures
of that year showing an increase of
25 per cent over the previous decade."
The most remarkable figures pre
sented show that the western section,
which includes New Mexico, Colorado,
Wyoming, Montana and other states,
has in the past 10 years shown an in
crease in the number of farms of 500
per cent. At the same time the value
has increased 98 per cent and the
products 211 per cent.
Values of farms in tile south cen
tral states has increased ., per cent
and in the north central states 41 per
In the north Atlantic states there
has been an increase in value of 13
r per cent and in the south Atlantic
states an Increase of 34 per cent
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('OLD IN SO'TH.
n LOUISVILLE. Ky., )Dce. 2!1.-The-'l'
sunny South, from the Ohio river to
r northern (eorgia,. and Alabama, today
a experience(ld the c.oldest weather of
Bartenders Fight Rice Because He
Is Non-Unlon-Church People
(Special to The Gazette.)
SHERIDAN, Dec. 30.-Unless there
is a change in his program, J. J.
Omarr, elected mayor in the Demo
cratic landslide in Sheridan early last
month, will ask the city council Mon
day night to confirm the following
appointments: Chief of police, Harry
Rice, bartender; night sergeant of
police, Russ Hoop, who holds the
position; city attorney, Carl L. Sack
ett, local lawyer and active in Demo
cratic politics; city treasurer, Dr.
Earl Whedon, chairman Democratic
city central committee; 'water com
missioner, Dell Church, retired busi
ness'man and former alderman of the
Second ward; street commissioner,
Oliver Welch, cement contractor; city
clerk, James Withrow, formerly army
clerk at Fort MacKenzie.
Politically the coming city council
will be equally divided. The mem
bers of the present council, includ
ing Mayor L. B. Glafcke, are all Re
publicans, but at the last municipal
election the Democrats carried every
thing. The council will contain four
Republicans and the same number of
Democrats, leaving the mayor the de
ciding vote in case of a tie. Upon
his own appointments the mayor is
not permitted to vote.
Sheridan Trades and Labor council
has so far made the only open fight
on any of the men whom Mayor-elect I
Omarr is likely to name for office.
The central body has authorized a
protest circulated among the mem
hers of the coming council against
Rice for chief of police on the ground
that Rice refused to join the bartend
It is reported that members of the
civic league are taking steps to pre
vent, if possible, the confirmation of
Rice. The civic league is composed
largely of men and women closely
identified with local churches. The
church vote, as well as the labor ele
ment, went strongly for Omarr at the
recent city election.
Shoot From Ambush, Killing Four anad
Capturing Two-Much Stoek Is u
TUICSON, Ariz., Dec. 30.-News was i
received here today of a desperate e
battle which occurred four days ago o
between Mexican rurales and a band s
of desperadoes near Altar, in Sonora, /p
Four of the band, including the .
leader, were killed and two captured. e
The rurales .were unhurt. The band .
had for some time operated between i
Altar and the Salt river valley, steal- r
ing horses and cattle, crossing the i
line along an unguarded gulch, known I
as No Man's Land, west of Sasabe. j
The rurales fired from ambush. Much i
valuable stock was recovered. ,t
NOBODY LOVED AND
EVERYBODY CARELESS I
IDomestic Tangle Growing Out of Di
rorce Suit Involves Two Families
and Brings Several Suits.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30.-A remark
I able tangle of domestic troubles was
revealed in New York today with the
arrest and arraignment on charges of
criminal libel and perjury of Mrs.
Jane Humes Parker, wife of John A.
Parker, a Wall street banker and
broker. Mrs. Parker was released on
$2,000 bail and the hearing was ad
Mrs. Edith Moser Ellis is the com
plainant. The alleged libel and per
jury was committed in affidavits made
by Mrs. Parker to support a motion
for prope." counsel fees in defending
an action for divorce brought by her
Parker, in the divorce papers,
t charged his wife with statutory of
fenses with an Austrian while she was
studying music in Vienna last year.
Mrs. Parker immediately filed another
suit for divorce, naming Mrs. Ellis.
As a side issue to the divorce case,
d Mrs. Ellis' husband. Samuel D. Ellis,
I who lives in Philadelphia, has sued
Y Parker for $200,000, charging aliena
S tion of Mrs. Ellis' affections, and Mrs.
r. Parker, according to her counsel, is
Of contemplating a suit against Mrs.
Ellis for the same amount and on
1 The Parkers were married in Chat
Stanooga, Tenn., in 1892.
Barge Captain and
Crew are Drowned
Broke I.way From Whaleback Consort
and Sunk In Storm Off the
NEWPORT NEWS. Va.. Dec. 30.
Carrying down to a watery grave
Capt. Joseph Wyman and a crew of
lfive n(in. the coastwise barge John A.
ltricggs, which broke away from the
whaleback steamer Thurmond off
P'oint Pleasant in the blizzard last
SundAy., sank Sunday night off the
( coast of New .Jerse.y.
Captains of vessels arrisving today
reported passing foull masts projectine
ablo\v water above this port where
the Blriggs was last sighted. That the
u. masts are( thlose of the Blriggs owners
of the barge do not doubt, ald theuv
f have abandoned all hope for the V\sse('
and her crew.
MAGNIFICENT VICTORY IS
WON BY BILLINGS BOOSTERS
S(Continued from Page One.)
that the bill be printed. Recess was
then taken until 2:30 that this might
It was not until 5:15, however, that
the senate reconvened after the morn
ing recess, the bill being delayed in
printing. It was considered, com
pared and referred to general orders.
Donlan moved that the senate resolve
itself into a committee of the whole
with McCarthy in the chair to con
sider the bill. It was read, section
by section. No amendments were of
fered until section 14 was reached,
when Cowgill moved that after the
words "the wings of said capitol,
building shall be constructed of
granite building stone procured from
some quarry in Montana," the words
"provided that no more shall be paid
for such granite than like granite can
be procured elsewhere" shall be
The amendment was seconded.
Donlan arose and said he hoped that
the amendment would be defeated.
Long agreed with the Missoula sena
tor. The amendment was lost by a
vote of 10 to 4, the four voting for the
amendment being Everett, Cowgill, Mc
Donnell and 'Sykes.
There had been rumors that the
machine wa.s going to recede from
the position it took in the morning,
and again, hold out for foreign stone,
but this decisive stand dissipated the
fears of the supporters of the bill
who were packed in the gallery and
on the floor, and the dignified chamber
resounded with cheers.
Without further ado, when the bill
had been read in its ent.rety, Donlan
moved that the committee arise and
report the measure back for passage.
This was carried and when the senate
again convened he moved the bill be
considered engrossed and placed on
third reading which was done. It
carried by a vote of 13 to 8.
When Edwards' name was called,
he arose to explain his vote, this being
the first time he has vouschafed the
'public his confldence.
First, he declared that the original
bill placed the responsibility for the
construction of the wings with the
state board of examiners, where it
should remain. He then intimated, that
the Billings boosters, though, good fel
lows, were not sincere in shouting for
home industry, declaring that P. B.
M.oss, who came here to advocate the
use of Montana stone, had bought
stone in Minnesota for his Billings
mansion and that W. B. George had
gone to Omaha for his brick for build
ing. He declared that the board of
examiners had had time to go thor
oughly into the question of the most
suitable material and has in its re
port advocated Bedford limestone, he
Ibelieved it should be used. Lastly,
he declared that with interest, the
enlarged 'building will cost the state
$1,200,000, while the highest value
placed on the land from which the
revenue is to be obtained is ten dol
lars per acre, and that this value is
not its present value, but a future
one. In 15 years, he declared, the
interest will be $900,000 and that pos
terity, instead of getting a building,
will be handed a lemon.
When Long voted, he answered Ed
wards, declaring that the land today
was worth $10 per acre, and that if
the state would give him an option
at this price, he would agree to sell
every acre within a year, the aggre
gate being $1,600,003.
In the house, the report of the con
ference was adopted without a dis
senting vote and in the evening the
bill went through like clockwork. It
was received there at 5:55 p. m. Pier
son moved a suspension of the rules
and that it be read first and second
time by the title only. This was adopt
ed and referred to the committee on
ways and means, which immediately
retired. The bill was returned in
two minutes, witn a recommendation
for a concurrence. This was adopted
and it went to general orders.
Dynamite Hoists n
Exploshe Used to Discourage Con-It
strtictlon Company From Contin- v
uance of Open Shop Policy. J
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 30.-Dyna
mite has become a factor between the
unionists and the structural iron con
tractors over a building at South Tem
ple and Main streets.
Last night two charges exploded in ,
the pit containing the hoisting engine
and derrick. Little damage was done.
The perpetrators of the outrage have
not been detected and the ironworkers'
union disavows any connection with it.
Since the Jones Construction com-e
pany of San Francisco attempted to'i
maintain an open shop on this job, the 1
guy ropes of the derrick have been
cut and two employes of the company
have been assaulted by thugs.
TO BE TRIED AGAIN
Northern Pacific Railroad Alleges
r That She Secured Substantial Sum
for Alleged Injury.
t VANCOUVER. Wash., Dec. 30.---Mrs.
' Mary M. Johnson, alleged by many
railroads to be the "accident queen,"
v will be brought here from Portland,
where she ,was recently acquitted of
P a charge to defraud, and placed on
trial under a complaint brought by
the Northern Pacific Railway company.
V The railroad asserts that a Mrs. Peter
son who collected $1.250 for a sprained
ankle was in reality Mrs. Jolnson
On Pierson's motion the house went
into committee of the whole with Dr.
Smith in the chair. Edgerton moved
the bill be considered, read at length
and open to amendment. This was
done and as there were no amend
ments the 'bill was recommended for
concurrence and the report was adopt
ed by the house when it reconvened.
It was then placed on third reading,
read' at length, and passed with only
Safely and Wood voting no. Eliel, who
voted before ISafely and Wood, ex
plained he was against the bill 'but he
would vote aye to avoid being "un
necessarily conspicuous." A few others
explained why they voted for the bill.
Safely opposed it because of the in
terest, he declaring there would be a
deficit to meet in the after years.
Back to the senate the bill went at
6:45 and was referred to the enrolling
committee. 'The bill had been enrolled
earlier in the day on the chance that
there would 'be no amendments, and
it was immediately reported back cor
At 7:05, it was signed by Lieutenant
Governor Allen, and at 7:08 by 'Speak
While its history was being writ
ten by 'Secretary of the Senate God
frey. a committee consisting of Ed
wards, Cockrell and Sykes, was named
to notify the governor that the senate
had concluded, all business before it
and was about to adjourn sine die.
A similar committee was appointed
by the house, consisting of Woody,
Safely and Kelsey. To notify the
house to the same effect, 'Lieutenant
CGovernor Allen named McGarthy, An
nin and 'Tooley, 'while Speaker Mc
Dowell named Crutchfield, Eliel and
Metzel, as a committee to notify the
While waiting for the committees
to discharge their duties. Senator An
nin of Yellowstone, on behalf of the
Billings Chamber of Commerce, thank
ed the senate for the patriotism it
displayed In coming to the rescue of
Montana stone, and he closed with
the assurance that Billings returned
home carrying no grudges but only
the best of wishes for the future suc
cess and hap.iners of the toga wear
At 7:17, the house adjourned, Crutch
field making the motion.
At 7:21, the senate adjourned.
PRISON WAS REAL HELL
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similarly punished. One girl was put
in the whipping machine for the appli
cation of the lash. The lash is a heavy
leather strap ,with large rivets studded
in its surface. The girl was so small
that she slipped through the chair and
the guards gave up the attempt.
ZELAYA IS GIVEN HINT
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donate $20,000,000 to assure peace in
In the district court today a motion
was made to annul a promissory note
for $60,000 in favor of Zelaya, on the
ground that he obtained it under
threats. A number of similar actiona
are in preparation.
Elevated as if by a Catapault, Turns
a Somersault. Strikes Roof and
Is Covered With Brick.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30.--Isaac Kesing,
a chimney sweep, had just lowered his
partner, Albert Glickman, down a
chimney of a tenement last night when
there was a loud explosion and Glick
man shot up from the chimney, turn
ed a somersault and fell on the roof.
A lantern, which he carried, filled
with gas, had exploded. Before Kes
sing had recovered from his surprise
the chamney, weakened by the explo
sion, toppled over on him. Iloth men
were slightly 'hurt, but a doctor
patched them up and they went home.
Million Jacks Must
Hit Kansas Trail
Thousand Men Will Slaughter Them
for Relief of Farmer and Sus
tenance of the Poor.
OBERLIN, Kan., Dec. 28.-One
thousand men, mounted, on foot and
in wagons, will scour Decatur county
today in a monster jack rabbit drive,
organized to rid the county of these
With outstretched wagons, driven
200 yards apart, so that no rabbit will I
be left undisturbed, a large section
will be covered. A refrigerator car
has been furnished by the railway
and the results of the kill will be
shipped to the Salvation Army in Kan
sas City for distribution among the
DEATHBED STATEMENT DOUBTED.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30.-An Inves
tigation of the peculiar circumstances
surrounding the death of Bessie May
Priest, the 18-year-old daughter of
Mrs. Jennie Priest of Glendale, a sub
urb, led Sheriff Hammill to assert that
in his belief the statements made by
the girl preceding her death were un
The funeral of Miss Priest was held
today but the body was buried in a
sealed casket so that disinterment may
I be made any time evidence is found
to warrant such a procedure.