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TomoL. w-FXXrXV. NO. 250. MIOULA, MONTANA, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, 1909. PRICE FIVE VOL. XXXV. NO. 250. MISSOULA, MONTANA, SUN.DAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, 1909. PRICE . DOCUMENTS "DISAPPEAR" FROM TILLMAN'S DESK Senator Suddenly Discovers That Important Land Deal Papers Are Missing. INTIMATES THAT SECRET SERVICE MEN TOOK THEM Southern Statesman Declares Instruments of Utmost Impor tance to His Reply to President's Accusations, but Confidently Asserts Executive Will Be Hoisted by His Own Petard. Washington, Jan. 9.--In the prepa ration of his speech in reply to the president's charges Senator Tillman has failed to find a number of papers bearing on the Oregon land case in connection with the present contro versy. The papers, he says, were inclosed in a large envelope and were left in his private desk in his committee room at the capitol, when he left Washing ton last October on account of his illness, but they cannot now be found. The senator does not charge that the papers have been abstracted by a government detective, who may have been shadowing him, but he does not say that it would be impossible for, such official to gain access to his room and his desk, both of which were fast ened only with ordinary lock and the papers, he says, are very important in the preparation of his case to sub stantiate his defense. Notwithstanding the loss Mr. Till man expresses confidence in his ability to make satisfactory reply to the president. "He will be hoisted by his own pe tard," declared Mr. Tillman. Never Comes Singly. Senator Tillman is affording an il lustration of the old adage, "Trouble never comes singly." In addition to the difficulty about the Oregon lands, Postmaster Barnes of Washington is trying to collect from him a bill of $16 (or carrying through the mails a government typewriter which the senator had franked from his home in South Carolina to Washington. Mr. Barnes insists the senator should pay postage at letter rates. The post master's notification to Mr. Tillman was contained in a letter in which he said: "Inasmuch as matter of this char acter is not entitled to transmission through the mails under the frank provision, it is being held for the postage. The box weighs 50 pounds and as it is sealed, it is chargeable with postage at the first-class rate, which amounts to $16. Kindly remit the amount due and have the package removed at your earliest convenience." Refuses to Pay. As the. typewriter is government property, Senator Tillman replied to Mr. Barnes by saying in effect that he could collect from its owner. Fol lowing is the full text of his letter: "I have your letter notifying me that the typewriter mailed at Trenton, S. C., under my frank and addressed to me here is held for postage. Dur ing my service in the senate type writers have been franked to and from the same places as public documents and I was not aware of any law or ruling on the subject. The typewrit er belongs to the senate and not to me and has been used in my public oorrespondenoe. Under the circum stances I decline to pay the $16 de manded because it is not justly mine. You may sell the typewriter or deliv er it to the sergeant-at-arms of the senate as you see fit. Had I known that it was not frankable I could have shipped it by express or freight. But in this case it would be one department of the government sending the prop erty of another part of the govern ment and seeking the collection of postage on matter that has always been franked heretofore." Senator Tillman devoted the entire TAFT TO MAINTAIN SILENCE ABOUT CABINET SELECTIONS Augusta, Ga., Jan. 9.-Beyond the reiteration of the andouncement that Philander C. Knox will be secretary of state and Frank H. Hitchcock postmaster general, president-elect Taft has determined that no other cabinet appointments shall be made known until March 4. To make this determination effective, he will deny all cabinet rumors, predictions or an nouncements from any source or quarter whatsoever. In the statement of this policy, attention was directed to the announcement of the Knox ap pointment, made on the day Mr. Taft arrived in Augusta, and to the au thoritative statement by the Asso ciated Press from Hot Springs, Va., of the selection of Mr. Hitchcock as postmaster general, both of which are pronounced correct by Mr. Taft. It is predicted that Mr. Hitchcock will retire as chairman of the repub lican national committee at some con venient time to be determined 'upon after he has assumed his cabinet duties. In this event, he will desig nate a vice chairman, who will head the committee until its meeting in December preceding the next na tional election, when the election of a chairman will be made. Mr. Hitch oock, who is here, declined to discuss any plans he may have in this con nection. Llke a trip into the "grand old days of the past,"' was the experience of the president-elect today in being the guest of the DBech Island Farmers' day to the preparation of his reply to the president's charges against him, which he will make in the shape of a speech in the senate on Monday. He has found himself embarrassed to no small degree by the loss of a number of documents bearing upon the case, but tells his friends that, regardless of the disappearance of these papers, he will make a showing that will sat isfy them and that he had no wrong intention in connection with the Ore gon lands. He has talked freely with visitors regarding the line of his de fense, but has requested the newspaper men to refrain from quoting him be cause of his desire not to present his case piecemeal. His speech will be about 7,000 words in length and will be delivered from manuscript. Mr. Tillman is a rapid talker and it is not believed that he will consume more than an hour of the senate's time. Comparatievly few senators have called on him today, but their failure in this respect, say the senator's friends, has been due rather to a de sire to afford him an opportunity to get out his statement without inter ruption than to a lack of interest in him. SENTENCE REDUCED. Washington, Jan. 9.-Commander Marsh, who is charged with negligence in connection with the grounding of the cruiser Yankee on September 23,. 1908, eff the Massachusetts coast, was found guilty bY a court-martial which sentenced him to a public reprimano and a loss of 40 numbers. This sen tence, while considered to be not ex cessive, was changed by the navy de partment on account of the previous good record of Commander Marsh and his zeal in connection with the sub marine flotilla to a loss of 15 numbers instead of 40. "FATHER" HORTEN BURIED. San Diego, Cal., Jan. 9.-After lying in state all day, where they were viewed by thousands of people, the re mains of "Father" Horton, founder of San Diego, were laid to rest today. Through official proclamation by the mayor all the flags were half mast and city offices closed. Despite the fact that Horton at one time owned every foot of land on which San Diego now stands, he died comparatively poor. ARRESTED FOR LARCENY. Chicago, Jan. 9.-Frederick Richard son, formerly president of the Richard son Shoe company of Elmira, N. Y., was arrested here today on a fugitive warrant charging him with the larceny of $750 from the Chemung Canal Trust company of Elmira. While $750 is the sum mentioned in the warrant Police Chief Cassady of Elmira said $250,000 was involved. COMMITTEE CREATED. Philadelphia, Jan. 9.-The executive board of the National Mothers' con gress today created an international committee of which Mrs. J. E. Cowles of Washington is chairman, and to which a woman from every country will be appointed, This committee is for the purpose of studying questions for the welfare of children. club of South Carolina, at a repetition of a barbecue the club has held once a month without missing a month for nearly 70 years. The old darky, John Hays, made the "cue" just exactly the same as he has been' doing every month since "long before 'de wah." The plain board club house, with its holes in the roof and walls, has been a meeting plate for the discussion of all questions as well as for the feasts served in one of Its two rooms, for more than 50 years. It stands alone in a beech forest about seven miles from Augusta and in and around it to day were gathered half a hundred farmers, with a sprinkling of city folks invited from Augusta for the occasion. These included Senator Bourne of Ore gon, John Hays Hammond and Frank H. Hitchcock. Mayor Henry Ham mond, a veteran of more than 7 years, welcomed Mr. Taft for the farmers and expressed the hope that as the Llama of Tibet is regarded as the incarnation of Buddha, Mr. Taft might be the incarnation of George Washington and have the realization of the expressed desire, "Peace among all nations and the restoration of har mony, equality and fraternity be tween the solid south and the solid north." Mr. Taft expressed his gratitude for his reception. After the barbecue had been served the anioent negro cook ejaculated with tears of joy on his face. "I sho done shook han's with a president. If I nevah shake ban's again I done it today." THE WAY UNCLE SAM DOES THINGS * .t.,j. : :' . .,, .,... 7i ot0 r .' .M, "?i" s-is RELIEF MEASURES ARE MODIFIED SLIGHTLY EARTHQUAKE ZONE 18 EXEMPT ED FROM TAXATION ON BUILDING. Rome, Jan. 9.-The parliamentary committee, which is examining the relief measures proposed by the gov ernment in the chamber of deputies, has modified them, with the consent of the cabinet. The changes provide that the building taxation be 2 per cent for five years instead of 5 per cent for two years and that the earthquake zone be exempted from all taxation on buildings for four years. A further provision is that all un claimed valuables in the devastated district be devoted by the government to the relief of the survivors. Miss May Sherman of Elizabeth, N. J., who was active in the measures taken at Taormina for the relief of the earthquake sufferers and who is now in Rome, gave further details of the conditions of the refugees who came under her observations. Some of the wounded, she said, were so seri ously hurt that there was little chance for their reaching Catania alive. They were therefore taken from the train and given every attention possible at Taormina. The local Italian doctors and an English physician, Dr. Dash wood, and his wife were indefatigable in their labors. Four of the wounded died during the first two hours. "All the bakers of Taormina," said Miss Sherman, "were kept at work making bread, and they were paid by contributions from the foreign colony. We all did everything possible to ob tain clothing to cover the shivering and naked people. There were many children among the refugees who had been made orphans by the earthquake. "Lady Hill and her daughter, who have an embroidery school at Taor- 1 mina, gave themselves up to nursing and caring for the sufferers, housing some of them in their villa." IHREE MEN KILLED IN TUNNEL CARPENTERS' HELPERS CAUGHT BENEATH COLLAPSING "JUM BO" ON FLAT CAR. * Salt Lake City, Jan. 9.-Officials of the Western Pacific railroad company in this city tonight received informa tion of an accident in Flower Lake tunnel, 14 miles west of Shafter, Nev., I which caused the death of three men and the serious injury of two others. At the time of the accident the five men, all carpenter helpers, were riding through the tunnel on a flat car. A "Jumbo," or improvised scaffold, which was erected over a platform on the car, came in contact with some timber work on the roof of the tunnel and the "Jumbo" collapsed. The men were pinioned beneath the pile of wreckage, three of them being in stantly killed. When the news of the accident reached Wells, Nev., a number of physicians volunteered their services and a special train was started for the scene of the accident. The com pany's officials here have not learned the names of the dead. BOWMAN 1S ELECTED. Butte, Jan. 9.-Professor C. H. Bow man, president of the state school of mines, was today at Great Falls elect ed president of the Montana SIbciety of Engineers. Butte was selected as the meeting place for the next session of the society. SENATE AWAKENING TO IMPORTANT DUTY WILL RIGIDLY SCRUTINIZE FIT NESS OF APPOINTEES TO PUBLIC OFFICE. Washington, Jan. 9.-That the United States senate is awakening to its con stitutional responsibility in rigidly scrutinizing the fitness of appointees to public office and that the body will exercise that function in the full est degree in the future, was, in effect, the declaration of Senator Depew of New York tonight. The senator stated with emphasis, however, that this would not be undertaken in a spirit of antagonism to the president. "It has been the general rule in the past for the president to consult with the senators from the state of the appointee and if they assented and the name was sent In, to have the senate confirm without further question," said Mr. Depew. "If they did not as sent and the senators or either of them from the state of the appointee objected, then the senate refused to confirm, throwing the whole responsl bility upon the senators from the state. But the practice of the senate within the last two years, and espe cially within the last year, is develop ing a distinction between officers whose duties are wholly within the state and those whose functions em brace matters of administration which are of interest to other states or to the whole country." MUST HANG TENNESSEE JUDGE SENTENCES CONVICTED MEN TO PAY DEATH PENALTY. Union City, Tenn., Jan. 9.-Six night riders were today sentenced to hang February 19. Two were given 20 years in the penitentiary. Judge Jones today imposed the death penalty on Garrett Johnson, Tid Burton, Bob Ransom, Fred Pin ion, Arthur Cloar and Sam Apple white, the night riders who were found guilty of the murder of Captain Quentin Ranken, and sentenced Bud Morris and Bob Huffman, the two other defendants, to 20 years' impris onment. The attorneys for the defendants gave notice of an appeal to the state supreme court. If this tribunal does not interfere the first named six men will be hanged on February 19. In applying to Judge Jones today for a new trial, the defense attacked the competency of Jurors McKinney and Dahnke, asserting that they had expressed opinion as to the guilt of the defendants. After having heard the testimony of three witneses introduced by the de fense in their effort to prove that Juror McKinney had expressed an opinion as to the guilt of the men, the state proved by members of the Jury that he insisted on mitigating circum stances being included in the verdict. POISON IN CANDY. Denver, Colo.. Jan. 9.-Poison in the shape of Paris green sufficient to kill 50 people was found in the candy sent through the mails to Mrs. Marie Smith and Mrs. Amelia Witwer, according to State Chemist Edward C. Hill, who analyzed the contents of the boxes re ceived by the two women last Satur day. Ode and Olvie Smith, children of Mrs. Smith. ate of the candy and were made seriously ill. The police are trying to locate a former suiter of Mrs. Smith for the purpose of questioning him. DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR MISSING MINISTER PREACHER ACCUSED OF MUR DER BELIEVED TO BE IN HIDING IN CHICAGO. Port Huron, Mich., Jan. 9.-With the exhaustion here today of every known clew that would tend to clear up the Battle Run Methodist church murder mystery, interest tonight is centered in the search being made in Chicago for Rev. John H. Carmichael. Three detectives who have been working on I the case here are in Chicago search i ing for Mr. Carmichael, for whose arrest on the charge of murdering Gideon Browning and burning his body in the church stove a reward of $500 is offered. Except for the report that a man answering to the minister's de scription took an early morning train from the tunnel station for Chicago on the day of the murder, there were few real developments in the mystery today. Mrs. Carmichael was brought here for further examination by Prosecutor Brown. She told the prosecutor that her husband had for some time suffered from an affection of the head, which caused pus to form and dis charge from his ears. This trouble is taken to support the belief that Car michael must have been Insane, if he killed Browning. In support of the belief that it was Carmichael who took the train for Chicago on Wednesday morning is the fact that the minister's horse was found a few miles from the tunnel de pot headed back toward the scene of the murder. In corroboration of the belief that the murder was committed by some one familiar with the church, it is pointed out that one of the two stoves in the edifice did not draw well, and that it was in the other stove, capa ble of developing a roaring fire that the body was cremated. Browning was evidently attacked and killed in the rear of the church and then dragged down the aisle to the stove with the better draft. WfILL INYADE BRITISH TERRITORY GREAT NORTHERN BILLED TO ENTER MANITOBA DURING COMING SEASON. Winnipeg, Jan. 9.-Notice appeared today in the official gazette of the Manitoba government that the Great Northern will be run into Winnipeg from the south over its own roadbed by mid-summer. Application has been made to build a line this year west from Winnipeg paralleling the Cana dian Pacific to the western boundary of the province, also a branch from Morden to Rothwell, Man., and con necting with the main line west, and to build from the boundary lines at Noyes, Minn., to Winnipeg. Work on these lines will start In the spring. I The company two years ago pur chased $1,000,000 worth of property in 4 the center of the city for terminals 4 and recently secured permission to connect the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific lines at the bound ary with the Manitoba system. VESSELS ARE COALING. Port Said, Jan. 9.-The vessels of the American fleet still in port, are! being coaled as fast as possible and!] as soon as their fuel supplies are on 1 board they are being dispatched to the 4 various Mediterranean ports embraced in the new itinerary. The Nebraska left here today for Marseilles and the Ohio proceeded for Greece. SERIOUS FIRE1 DEVASTATES THOMPSON ALMOST HALF OF BUSINESS DIS TRICT REDUCED TO PILE OF SMOLDERING RUINS. ENTIRE BLOCK IS BURlED Flames Originating in Restaurant From Unknown Cause Spread Rapid ly and Lack of Apparatus to Fight the Confligration Necessitaties Use of Dynamite to Check Destruction. Special to The Daily Missoulian. Thompson Falls, Jan. 9.-As the re suit of a fire which started in a res taurant adjoining H. Florin's Silver Dollar saloon, from causes that are unknown at this time, one of Thomp son's business blocks is a pile of smoldering ruins. The fire started abuot 5 a. m. and gained rapid head way, wiping out nine business estab lishments in a short space of two hours. The fire was checked by the use of dynamite applied to the build ing belonging to Mrs. Scott Barnes and occupled by the First State bank, Attorney Ainsworth and a lodging house. To save the block to the west ward extraordinary measures were necessary. The following business houses were destroyed: Silver Dollar saloon, prop erty of HI. Florin; a restaurant ad Joining the saloon, totally destroyed; D. V. Herriott's general merchandise store, totally destroyed, only a very small portion of the stock being saved; the Blue Front saloon, owned by Scott Barnes, totally destroyed. Most of the stock of liquors was saved. The adjoining property, owned by D. V. Herriott, was next consumed. It was occupied by E. C. Day as a barber shop. Mr. Day saved his fixtures. The corner structure, a two-storey build Ing, was afire when razed by dyna mite. The ground floor was occupied by the First State bank and the law offices of A. S. Ainsworth; the upper floor was used as lodging apartments. The building was the property of Mrs. Scott Barnes and was totally de stroyed. Fixtures Saved. The bank fixtures, books and valu ables not locked up in the safe, which is enclosed in a brick vault built around it, were saved. The vault is still Intact but it is impossible at this time to find out how much the safe has suffered from the terrific heat. Attorney Ainsworth's law library and office furniture were saved. Here the fire was controlled and though the occupants of the next block moved their effects into the street, the fire did not get beyond the street inter vening. The Exchange saloon build ing was scorched, but not seriously. The big window facing the Florin sa loon in the Thompson Falls Mercantile company's store was reduced to frag ments from the heat, otherwise the store escaped damage. The buildings destroyed were all frame structures, built in the early days of Thompson, and although the buildings proper were not of great value, the stock they housed repre sented a large amount of money. D. V. Herriott suffered heavily and he carried no insurance on the building or stock. The male population of the town responded nobly and worked like Trojans to save what they could. Ev ery building in the block beyond was stripped of everything movable and goods were piled in the street, only to be carried back again when danger from the fire had subsided. Seriously injured. E. H. Dowell met with the only ac cident and it is feared that his hurts are of a serious nature. He was one of the first to lend his help and was hurt by being struck with a piece of (Continued on Page Twelve.) ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVISION HAS RECORD-BREAKING DAY Without question, yesterday was the one day which will stand out In the history of the Rocky Mountain divi sion as a record-breaker for stalled and delayed trains. All yesterday morn ing the Missoula yard was full of pas senger trains from the east, awaiting an opportunity to proceed on their way. A rotary snow plow was started from Missoula at about 10 o'clock yes terday morning, to break a way to the top of the Evaro mountain. At 2 o'clock the snowplow had passed Reid. but encountered bad going through Nagos, a small place about three miles west of Reid. At Nagos the wind was blowing hard, driving a heavy drift from the cliff. The snow at Na gos is reported from five to nine feet deep and was packed hard. The plow did not force a passage until about 4 o'clock, reaching Evaro at about 4:30. Pro*ession of Trains. As soon as the rotary had passed Reid the local officials started No. 1 of the 7th out, and at 5:15 that train was reported at Evaro. This train made an attempt to get out of Mis soula on Thursday night, but had to abandon the effort before reaching DeSmet. At 4:15 yesterday afternoon No. 1 of the 8th left, and was closely followed by a combination of trains of No. 5 of the 7th and 8th, and No. 15 of the 8th. At 5 o'clock last night Nos. 8 and 5 of the 8th and No . 15 of the 8th formed a procession of westbound pas senger trains, dragging into Missoula. and showing all the effects of the de cidedly bad weather encountered on the trip. No. 3 had been stalled in the Mullan tunnel for three hours and de layed No. 5 about two hours. All of these trains were double headed into this place and were held in the yard until the eastbound trains were tak en care of at about midnight. The passenger trains from the west. which had been held at Dixon, were received here at midnight. No. 2 of the 8th and No. 16 of the same date leading. Nos. 6 of the 8th and 4 of the 9th were consolidated at Dixon ans run as one train. No Attempt to Operate. There was absolutely no attempt to operate trains, either passenger or freight on the Coeur d'Alene line, and none will be run until a plow has been sent over the district. On the Bitter Root, only one passenger train was run yesterday. That train left here at 6 p. m. and was towed by two en ginee. No freight traffic will be at tempted until late today or tomorrow There has not been a train rln on the Marysville branch for three days and it is impossible to say when tatine will be able to make the trip orve that branch. There has been no troahbl on the Philipaburg distriet as the anew was light in that territory. Extremely oold weather h! bees (Continued on Page Sr.) LOWER HOUSE KEEPS BALL ROLLING WILL APPOINT COMMITTEE TO KEEP SECRET SERVICE "TROUBLE POT" BOILING. RESOLUTION IS PASSEI Measure Presented by Tawny Prey1 . Ing for Appointment of Five Repm sentatives to Investigate Aplreple. tions for Government Detective Work, is Adopted Unanimously. Washington, Jan. 9.-That the house doqxs not intend to stop with its ac tion of yesterday in rebuking the pres ident in connection with his strictures concerning the secret service was evi denced today, when, at the instanee of Mr. Tawney of Minnesota and with out a dissenting vote. It adopted a ris olution of inquiry Into the amount of moneys appropriated for the present tiscal year for detecting frads and the efforts made to bring to trial offend ers against the law. The resolutle called for the appointment of a Oao mittee of five members and to d minister oaths. The sum of $6,000 was appropsatt. It is understood that there wil he nothing further from the presdent a the matter of the secret servie res olution adopted by the house les.t day. After providing that the coomittee shall ascertain the amount of ma9g appropriated for the presat geal year that could be used to prevet frauds upon the several bteaphesr . the public service, with partiular ref erence to the public lands, the rese lution instructs the committee to as certain "what branches of the pubtil service, paid for in whole Or iS past, out of the United States treasury, ase authorized or are in existen.e ao supported by appropriations made by congress whose principal duatie ar to detect and prevent frauds, or to ap prehend and bring to trial psrage s charged with violating the laws of the United States; whether seab branches of the public service or any persons employed therein have bar or are engaged in any duty not con templated by the law or the approp.. atlon establishing or providing fge such service; the names of the per sons employed, for any period, i each branch of such servies during the current and last fiscal year, the rates of compensation and allowaned paid or being paid to each of thse;. by whom they are appointed and at whose recommendation, and a state ment of the specific duty performed ar engaged upon by each of such e ployes. Acting Chairman Hale of the s ate committee on appropriations today appointed Senators Gallinger, Hess enway and Clapp as a sub-oommittge to consider President Roosevelt's re. erence to congress in the portion of his annual message which deals wth the secret service. At the meeting o the appropriation committee today the communication of the president in re ply to Senator Hale's request fer in formation concerning the activities K the secret service under the diferentt executive departments was exhibttd but not read. MAY ACT TOGETHER. The Hague, Jan. 9.-The foreign ef fices of Holland, France and Great Britain have been in consultation re cently with regard to their disputes with Venezuela and it was intimated here today that the three banoolloaris probably will act collectively in deal ing with Jose De Paul, the Venezsueli envoy sent over to Europe by Pred dent Gomes to effect a settlement of Venezuela's difficulties with the pow ers of Europe.