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Tomorrow--Snow, colder. I AILY MI SSOIAN hou t
Great Volcano Threatens to Become
Aotive-Relief Work Among Strick
en Sicilians Is Becoming More Ef
fective-Pope Will Make Appeal to
Catholic Bishops of the World.
Rome, Jan. 2.-The great danger
which the king and queen of Italy arp
facing in their noble efforts among the
stricken people of Sicily and the south
was brought home to the people when
word was received here that Queen
Helena had been injured. Fortunate
ly her- injuries were not severe, but it
is realized that any moment another
calamity might happen involving the
serious injury or even the death of
theilr majesties.
Not one among the rescuers has
shown more self sacrifice than King
Victor Emmanuel and the queen, too.
has taxed her health and strength to
the utmost in giving relief and ya
:istance to the injured. Anxiety for
the sovereigns is increasing in Rome.
Apart from the great strain which
their majesties are unquestionably un
dergoing, there is danger of earth.
quake shocks, which do not seem
to have ceased, from walls that h4ve
not yet been leveled; from great pit
falls in the broken streets and from
disease. The injuries suffered by the
queen resulted from a panic among
the patients in one of the improvised
hospitals at Messina, when the treumb
ling of the earth and the rumbling
noise indicated another movement of
the earth.
Caught in Rush.
The queen was caught in the rush
of patients who, panic-stricken, were
seeking safety in the open. The pan
ic was soon quelled, however, and the
queen's injuries, which proved to b.
little more than contussions,. were at
tended to.
Dispatches received from all the
Lipari islands state that the earth
quake shocks were very heavy there
and that a panic ensued. The con
victs, of whom a large number are
imprisoned there, attempted an uprh.
ing, but were suppressed.
The Stromboli volcano showed great
activity. The damage, however, was
not serious and no one was injured,
but the people are camping in the
open air, fearing that further shocks
may come and overthrow their homes.
Joins Rescuers.
Nunzio Nais, the former minister of
justice, involved in the late scandal
connected with public funds, has
joined the rescue party at Messina
He was accompanied by six doctors,
several nurses and a number of stu
dents and citizens of Trapani.
Even the presence of Nasi, who is
the idol of Sicilians, did not serve to
infuse life into the depressed popu
It is stated that the pope has de
cided to send an appeal to the Cath
olic bishops throughout the world, to
obtain subscriptions to the earthquake
fund. He will place particular de
pendence on the generosity of Ameri
cans, English and Irish.
Preplier Giolitti tonight said parli
amed't would be convoked as soon as
the king, who is expected to .return
here tonight, could sign the decree.
First of all, the financial question
would be considered.
Portland, Ore., Jan. 2.-Judge Bron
augh of the state circuit court, today
sentenced James A. Finch, convicted
of the murder of Ralph B. Fisher, late
prosecutor for the Oregon Bar associa.
tion, to be hanged February 5. Finch
displayed little emotion while the sen
tence was being passed.
Auburn, Neb., Jan. 2.-The jury in
the case of C. M. Chamberlain, accused
Qf wrecking the Chamberlain Banking
housing of Tecumseh, failed to agree
and was discharged last night by Judge
Denver, Jan. 2.--A box of home-made
candy sent through the mails has
nearly resulted in the death of three
persons, and the police are now try
ing to trace the sender of the candy,
in the belief that a deliberate attempt
was made to poison the people to
whom the confection was sent. Mrs.
Marie A. Smith, the divorced wife of
A. C. Smith, a merchant┬░ of Miles
City, Mont., and Violet and Osie
Smith, her two youngest children are
seriously ill at their home, 1205 Elati
street, as a result of eating the candy.
The box wse received yesterday, but
was not opened until today. Mrs.
Smith and her two children ate some
of it, and almost immediately. be
came very ill. Osle Smith, the 16
year-old boy, may die. The poetmark
on the package is too blurred to be
made out. The handwriting of the
address resembles that of a child.
Majority of House Members Have Ar
rived and Many Senators Are on
Hand-Democrats Will Elect Speak
er of Lower Branch of Legislature
Six Candidates Are in the Race.
Special to The Daily Missoulian:
Helena, Jan. 2.-With a majority of
the members of the house in the city,
and a fair number of senators, with
candidates for clerkships, chaplain and
page crowding every hotel lobby and
haunting the restaurants, the stranger
is made aware that a legislature is
not far away. For the first time in
several years the republicans are oc
cupying a secondary place in the
preliminary proceedings. The demo
crats will elect the speaker of the
house, and in the result of that con
test centers all the interest just now.
The pot began to boil this morning
early and it has kept boiling all day,
and tonight it is boiling over.
Five Candiddtes.
There are six candidates for speak
er, and each one silemnly asserts this
evening that he will be the annointed
one. As that is an Impossibility, the
onlooker knows someone is mistaken,
and if he is expert in watching the
signs he gets the impression that W.
W. McDowell of Butte is in the lead
now, with Edward Burke of Anaconda
a close second.
The other candidates are Dr. J. S.
Hammond of Butte, Frank Woody of
Missoula, C. M. Crutchfileld of Ravall
and G. W. Pierson of Carbon.
The announcement several days ago
that John MacGinnis of Silver Bow
was out of the race has evidently dis
arranged the plans of some of the
democratic members, and when they
were assured today that MacGinnis
was not in it they began to figire
out where they would land and make
sure of a chairmanship. The. house
democrats will hold their caucus to
morrow night at 8 o'clock, and it
is thought that before that time there
will be an elimination of some of the
candidates for speaker. It will de
pend largely on the action of the
Butte delegation just how the seat will
Many Applicants.
A list of the candidates for other
positions before the democratic caucus
reads like this:
Chief clerk of the house-Finley
McRae, Helena; E. J. Boxer, Butte; A.
C. Stoutt, Kallspell; Charles Pond,
Assistant chief clerk--Shirley C.
Ashby, Jr., Helena.
Sergeant-at-arms of the house-S. J.
Davis, Bozeman; C. H. Martlen, Hel
nea; J. N. O'Brien, Helena.
Chaplain of the house-I. N. Smith,
Stevensville; H. H. Davis, Helena;
George Hindley, Helena.
Doorkeeper of the house--Moses
Marks, Helena.
Assistant doorkeeper-N. J. Myers,
Pages-John Morgan, Joseph Bub
ser, Fred Bennett, Bill Sweeney, Chea
ter Gareau, Ross Deegan, Craig In
gram, Edward Murphy, Joe McEvoy,
George Mumford and several from
Butte and Anaconda.
Hold Conference.
The republican senators who are in
town this afternoon, held a confer
ference and another was held tonight.
It is understood that they were In
formal and for the purpose, ,not of
discussing candidates and officers, but
policies. The Record printed today a
letter from Senator Carter on primary
law legislation, in which he opposes
the Oregon law, but favors giving the
voter in each party the opportunity
to express his preference for United
States senator at a general election,
the members of the legislature to be
bound by this expression. It has been
understood that Senator Carter was
opposed to any kind of a primary law,
but his letter is taken to indicate that
if this was his position he has changed
it. The democrats will endeavor to
have a law similar to that of the Ore
gon law enacted, and the republicans
in the senate will insist upon a
measure drafted along different lines.
But if the senators are not interest
et in the question of who shall draw
the salaries for clerk, the candidates
are, and there are many of them.
Those whG, have so far announced
themselves make the following list:
Chief clerk of the senate-Nathan
Godfrey, Helena; H. Nell, Anaconda;
C. E. Wight, Anaconda.
Sergeant-at-arms of the senate-O.
Rifle, Rosebud.
Assistant sergeant-at-arms-W. J.
Jarrett, Gallatin; C. T. Rader, Meagh
er county; W. F.Bossier, Helena.
Chaplain of the senate-C. W. Ten
ney, Helena; J. E. McNamee. Helena;
C. R. Neel, Helena.
Doorkeeper of the senate-Archie
Hunter, Helena.
Pages-"Brownie" Burke, Helena;
John Sheehy, Angus McDonald, JKin
ney McCauley and a score from Butte
and Anaconda.
Monterey, Cal., Jan. 2.-Sidney J.
Yard, the noted water color artist,
Iropped dead on the sidewalk yester
day at Carmel-by-the-Sea a few miles
from here. . He was 52 years of age.
Death was due to heart failure.
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Union City, Tenn., Jan. 2.-Asserting
that she had deliberately perjured her
self for the defense, and conscience
stricken, desired to tell the truth, Mr-.
Wade Morris, wife of one of the self
confessed night riders, asked to be re
called. Wade Morris swore he was
present when Captain Rankin was
killed. Mrs. Morris, his wife, went on
the stand and impeached her husband's
testimony by swearing that he was at
home the night Captain Rankin was
She left the stand pale and tremb
ing, went into the corridor and sent
tor the attorney general.
"I have done a great wrong," she
said. "I have told a lie. My husband
was not at home that night. He was
with the riders. I was forced by my
relatives to testify as I did. I want to
see my husband."
Her brother-in-law tried to get her
to leave the city with him, but the
attorney general ordered him away and
took the trembling woman to her hus
band. They are people of few words,
these strange residents of the moun
tain districts, apd the meeting of the
young husband and wife, separated
since October, was pathetic.
For 10 minutes they stood clasped in
each other's arms and not a word was
spoken. Then the wife said:
"I am going to do the right thing,
The husband's only comment was,
Mrs. Morris then went on the stand
tnd corrected her testimony, 'saying
that Joe Hogg and Jack Hogg had
told her that her husband would be
ganged by the soldiers unless she
;wore he was at home the night of
Rankin's murder.
Spokane, Jan. 2.-Stark naked and
raving mad, Frank Mays, a strapping
laborer, 26 years of age, went sud
denly insane in the Billy Sunday
tabe:nacle about 6 o'clock last night
and attempted to mount the pulpit
and deliver an exhortation to the as
sembly of early comers on "The
Devil." The madman was prevented
from carrying out his purpose by ush
ers, with whom he fought like a tiger.
Wrapped in blankets the insane man
was taken to the city jail, bound hand
and foot.
At the station Mays declared that
he had disrobed to prove that he was
an angel from God. Still manacled,
the man was locked up in a strong
cell, where he squirmed out of the
blanket and began to shout that he
was the devil, come to put Billy Sun
day out of business. He. varied these
statements by singing hymns.
Before making this spectacular at
tempt to enter the tabernacle, Mays
quietly entered a waiting room, where
he disrobed. He was half way to the
pulpit when he was discovered. His
Herculean strength enabled him to
fight his captors for several minutes
before he was overcome and bound.
Caldwell, Idaho, Jan. 2.-Fire orig
inating from a hot box completely
destroyed the Imeprial flour mill here
tonight. The loss, estimated at $16,
000. is partially covered by insurance.
Washington, Jan. 2.-Formal an
nouncement of the appointment of
John Carroll of Helena, Mont., rec
tor of the Catholic University of
America is expected to be made
some time during the present
month. He Will succeed Bishop
O'Connell, who is to become coad
jutor bishop of Ban Francisco. The
new rector is popular with priests
and hierarchy of the country. He
is particularly well known in this
diocese and is said to have great
executive ability. He has privately
announced his acceptance of the
new office.
Carroll Denies.
Butte, Jan. 2.-A special to the
Miner from Helena says: Bishop
Carroll tonight 'denied the Associ
ated Press dispatch to the effect
that he had accepted the rectorship
of the Catholic university at Wash.
"I have not been offered the rec
torship of the university and I have
not accepted it," lald Bishop Car
roll. This was the only statement
he would make for the press. "That
is all there is to be said," he said.
Victoria, 1. C., Jan. 2.-News was
brought by the steamer Monteagle,
which arrived today from the orient,
that some survivors of the lost Jap
anese steamers Ginsi Maru and Naga
to Maru, which was wrecked near
Chee Foo road, were murdered by the
inhabitants of thie Chinese coast vil
lage. The death list of the two disas
ters totalled 750, and as fast as the
bodies were washed ashore they were
nut only stripped of their clothing
and rubbed of money and valuables
found on them, but even teeth were
pulled out to get gold fillings and
fingers were cut off for the sake of
the rings.
Among those lost were many la
borers returning from Manchuria
with their season's savings and a num
ber of merchants who had been to
Antung to purchase wild silk cocoons,
produced north of the Yalu and carried
yearly to Chee Foo to be relaid and
Special to The Daily Missoulan:
Butte, Jan. 2.-Justice of the Peace
John Doran, who heard the testimony
in the "John Doe" proceedings in
stituted by County Attorney Murray
to ascertain who secured the $92.50
paid ofi a city warrant issued to Joho
H. Smith, announced today that he
could find no one to decide against.
"It is apparent to me," he said, "that
there is nothing to be decided in this
case at the present time. It was a
'John Doe' proceeding from the begin
ning, and as no one was personally
brought before me, no one can be
bound over to the district court for
trial. I have carefully gone over
the evidence and I will make several
recommendations, which I think the
evidence shows are advisable." These
recommendations had to do with the
practice of city officials in assigning
their time and also commends the
work of County Attorney Murray and
trusts that the alleged graft will be
still further probed by his successor.
Special to The Daily Mlssoulian.
Helena, Jan. 2.-Governor Norris
today Issued a proclamation calling
upon residents of Montana to contrib
ute to the relief of the Italian earth
quake sufferers. The proclamation
"The recent earthquake in Italy
caused the death of thousands sad
brought acute suffering and want to
countless thousands more, while all
mankind stands appalled by the daily
additions to the details of the catas
"The world is not at large but that
suffering in one part instantly awak
ens in all other sections the deepest
sympathy and a desire to render aid.
In this age 'all men are brothers and
the whole world akin,' and the ezx
ample of the good Samaritan finds
frequent emulation.
"Our brothers in Italy are suffering
and in want, and to the end that some
assistance may be rendered them by
the people of Montana I appoint
Messrs. Savin Lisa, Bernardo Dolsa.
beli and D. J. Charles of the city of
Butte and the mayor of each city in
the state as a committee to solicit
funds and forward them to the au
thorities in the stricken district.
"I request of the citizens of Mon
tana generous contributions."
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 2.-The steam
ship Texas, bound from Ch'istiana to
Havana, which put in here yesterday
on fire, is still burning, and it may be
necessary to sink her. Much of the
cargo has been thrown overboard.
The ship is valued at $200,000 and
the cargo at about the same sum.
STATE IN 1908.
Helena, Jan. 2.-There were shipped
from Montana during the year 1908 a
total of 241,000 head of cattle, accord
ing to the report of W. G. Preuitt,
secretary of the state board of stook
commissioners, which has been sub
mitted to Governor Norris. Of this
number 219,899 head were shipped to
the eastern markets, 12,277 to the coast
markets, 10,152 to Canada, and it is
estimated there were used by local
consumption 5,000 head.
"The season of 1908 was a favora
ble one for the stock interests," says
Mr. Preuitt in his report. "The mar
ket was good for fat stock and the
shipments went in regularly, not
crowding the market at any one time."
There was a decrease in the number
of horses shipped from Montana, the
total number of head amounting to
10,159. During the year there were
2,028 brands recorded by the secretary.
During the same period there were 63
arrests made for cattle and horse
steallhg. Of this number 37 were con
victed, 11 acquitted and 15 cases were
dismissed and are pending.
Baltimore. Md.. Jan. 2.-The pier
which was burned at Canton yester
day was owned by the Atlantic Trans
port company, not by the Atlantic
Coast line, as stated in the dispatch
about the fire yesterday.
Executive Will Send Message to Con.
gress Tomorrow Urging That it Ap
propriate ,500,(i0 for the Relief of
Sufferers in Sicily-Other Contribu
tions Are Growing Daily.
Wathiii.gton, Jan. ..-President
Itoos,:vclt tonlglt aminnoutn.ed that he
has sent two supply sht1 a with 1300,
i,ns worth of supp.c to Italy, that
he will ask congress for additional
aid and that he has offered the use
(o the battleship fleet to flaly.
The announetllnlnt is matte ina tel
egram made public at the White
Hiouse, which tlhe {reident sent to
Patrick F. McG;owan, chairman of the
Italian gener;l relief committee, New
York city. Tthe te.egram fo.lows:
"I earnestly wish success to the
Ame.\ rican Italian general relief com
mittee in its great mass meeting at
Madison Square garden. It is, of
course, not possible for me to at
tend in person. I am doing everything
that can be done to get aid to the
sufferers, and on account of the ex
treme urgency of the case have sent
two supply ships with $300,000 worth
of food and provisions without walt
ing for the authority of congress, be
ing confident that congress will ap
prove my action. 1 shall also ask
congress for additional aid and
throughout the coming week will keep
in the closest touch with oongress and
through the state department with
Italy so that everything possible to
be done by the United States may be
"Furthermore, I have cabled the
Italian government proffering the ser
vlces of any or all of the battleship
fleet if such can be of use in this
crisis. Signed.
Congress will, on Monday next, ap
propriate $500,000 for the relief of the
sufferers in Italy. Both houses will
receive a special message from the
iresident recommending the granting
of this sum. Then the two bodies will
vie with each other in the speedy pas
sage of the relief message. . The sum
to be appropriated will cover the val
te of the supplies already forwarded
to the sufferers on the order of the
president. The appropriation will be
greater by far than ever made in the
past for similar purposes; the largest
grant heretofore made was that of
$200,000 to Martinique.
Naval Stores.
The president has not yet begun to
frame his message, but it is under
stood that it will be short and will
recommend that congress authorize the
use of any naval stores aboard the
fleet, on the Culgoa or in the New
York and other navy yards, and In the
naval stations that may be needed in
Meanwhile, the American Red Cross
society is continuing to send money
for the sufferers' relief and $100,000
went forward to Italy today. Fifteen
thousand dollars additional came from
the New York society today, while
the California organization announces
it is sending $10,000.
Thanks Expressed.
Thanks for American generosity is
expressed in a telegram received by
the president today Irom President
Massiglia of the Italian comlittee at
New York city.
Mr. Griscom today cabled that no
names of American citizens killed or
injured by the earthquake had yet
reached him.
Ambassador Gri.com at Rome is do.
lng what he can to help the situation.
He has notified the department that
several persons attached to the Amer
ican service in Italy left today from
Naples for Messina to assist in relief
work and to report on the conditions
of American citizens who may be in
the danger zone. They include Bay
ard Cutting, Jr., the consul at Milan:
Major J. F. R. Lundis, the military
attache at Rome, and Winthrop
Chanler, a private cit zen and a
brother of former Lieutenant Gover
nor c'hanler of New York.
Rome, Jan. 2.-The American gun
boat Scorpion will arrive at Messina
Morday, when her commander will
place his vessel at the disposal of the
embassy officia's and the consular au
thorities for the assistance of Ameri
cans and the protection of their in
terests in Sicily. The Scorp'on, like
other foreign ships, will trans prt ref.
ug es from the a'fe2ted districts,
carrying messages and co-operating
in all possible ways it:h the a!levia
lion of distress. If, in the meantime,
the bodies of Consul Cheney and wife
are found the Scorpion may trans
port them to Naples, whence they will
be :hippse to the United States.
Returning from a visit to the Ca
labrian north coats of Reggio, King
Victor Emmanuel sent the following
telegram to Premier Giolittl:
'I have visited Cannitello, eight
miles north of Reggao, which was lit
erally razed to the ground. Villa San
(Continued on Page Four.)
Special Graft Prowouter De.vere Ad4
dress to Philadelphia Audiimtm la
Which He Declares That + R*ft.w
King" as Head cf Seutlhen !Pas
is the Real One to Blaehn
Philadelphia, Jan. 2.-Speakng g be
fore, the City club here today, Francis
J. Heney of San Francisco declared
that EI. H. Harriman, through his cm
trol of the Southern Pacific rSlroad,
was responsible for the graft and cor
ruption that has been found In the
Golden Gate city. With Abe Raee and
Harriman was linked the head of the
United Railways corporation of den
Francisco, by Mr. Heney, but the real
boss, he said, sits in New York anad
has one of his agents in California, W.
F. Herrin, general counsel of the
Southern Pacific railroad.
"San Francisco is no worse and no
better than the average American
city," Mr. Heney said, "with the hn
gle exception of Philadelphia, and
even here you have nothing like we
unearthed in my city. But the cause
of corruption are the same in aS
cities. In San Francisco we touod
two elements at work. Coming from
one source was the public servies eet
porations and from another wia the
saloons and dives, while behind ear
backs these forces joined hands.
The Small Dumks.
"In this unholy alliance the bese
was the connecting link, but be wee
simply the agent of the real boes-the
big busintess man who wanted t4 ex
plolt the public service corporatin.
The political boss was really the anmai
duck in the pond. Behind him wee
the public service corporation and the
Southern Pacific railroad.
"According to my deduction, the
head of the legal department of tIe
Southern PacificA railroad, W. 3e. Her
rin, was the boss behind the apparent
boss. But I am convinced that HeRain
was, after all, the tool of the actual
Great applause followed Mr. Heney'e
Cause to EfHet.
"We must reason from cause to ft
foct," Heney went on. "The corrup
tion of the city lifo in San Francisco
was not found in the deals made by
RIuefr, but was due to the fact that
Harriman wanted to use certain men.
Our real boss sits in New York and
reaches across the country in work.
Ing out his schemes.
"They say, when these things are
discussed, that they must employ such
means. They argue from the same
premises that 'Jimmy Logue' planned
to rob a bank-that he was in need at
money. The public service corpora
tion and the railroad wanted some
thing for which they were not wiring
to pay the public, which owned the
franchises they wanted to get under
their control. It was easier to pur
chase the political boss and the coun
cllmen as a respectable business man
sends his agents into the public mar
ket to get the goods.
Why is This?
"Other cities have had similar ex
periences, and I have even heard it
said that something of the sort has
beetn attempted in Philadelphia.
"I would like to talk to you about
the San Francisco fire, but it would
take me an hour or more, and my
physlcian says I must not make any
speeches. But what is the remedy for
this corruption in municipal life?
The American people, who have tried
popular government for much more
than a century have been slow to work
out their problems. Why is this?"
Cleveland, 0., Jan. 2.-Michael Rgan,
convicted of ballot-box stuffing while
acting as primary election judge, and
formerly a well-known local politician,
surrendered himself today and was at
once taken to the state penitentiary to
serve his sentence of one year. Ryan
had been fighting a penitentiary sen
tence for three years.
Special to The Daily Missoullan;
Butte, Jan. 2--Perjury is the charge
Igainst Mrs. Louis Eakley and John
Eakley, who were arrested this after
noon on an information filed this
norning by County Attorney James
Murray in open court. Mrs. Eakiey
s James Barrett's sister, Louis Ehley
s his brother-in-law and John oak
ey is also a brother-in-law. All three
)f the parties arrested testified in the
rial of James Barrett and also In
hat of Patrick Rodgers that James
3arrett was at Mrs. Eakley's home,
,54 North Franklin street, during all
he evening of November 9, and that
w was lying on the couch reading a
nagazine at the time of the holdup
if the Dreibelbis drug store, for whish
Lodgers and Barrett were convictd.,
. urred.

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