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VOLTHE XXXV. NO. 2A ILY M ISSOULIANLA, MONTANA, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1909. PRICE VOL XXXV. NO. 252. MISSOULA, MONTANA, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1909. PRICE FIVE) C] PENS WEIRD CONFESSION THEN CUTS HIS THROAT Minister Writes Uncanny Details of Church Murder, Admitting Guilt, Then Kills Self. SAYS VICTIM HYPNOTIZED AND TRIED TO SLAY HIM Preacher Declares 'owning Exerted a Mysterious Influence Over Him, Inveigled Him to Church Then At tempted to Carve Him With Knives-- Describes Death Struggle. Carutage, Ill., Jan. 11.-Itev. John H. Carmichael, who last Tuesday night, in the little Methodist church at Battle Run, Mich., killed Gideon Browning, the village carpenter, and then burned the body in the stove, committed sui olde here today by cutting his throat with It pocket knife. He died at the county hospital after ne had been tak en from the boarding house of Miss Miranda Hughes where, as a stranger, he had been living since last Friday. A letter of 10 pages had been writ ten by Carmichael admitting his iden tity and confessing that he had killed Browning, cut the body up and burned it in the stove, while under the hyp notic influence of his victim. This letter is now in the possession of the sheriff. Carmichael had been staying here for the last two days at a private boarding house. His attempt at sui cide was made on the premises of the place at which he had secured a room. Assumed Name. Carmichael arrived here Friday afternoon and engaged board at the house of Miss Miranda Hughes. He had no baggage *ith him and gave his name as John Elder, said he was a cabinet maker and thought of locating in Carthage. Saturday morning he telegraphed to Burlington for his va lise and it was sent. He appeared mo rose, had little to say, and would eat but little. On Sunday he slept but little and refused to eat, saying his fast was not over and leading Mrs. Hughes to think that he was a Catholic. He took a short walk during the day. This morning Miss Hughes prepared a spe cial breakfast for him, in an effort to get him to eat, but he continued to fast. He Icted strangely, but the land lady thought little of it. After break fast he packed all his belongings in his valise, and left his room in perfect order, paying his bill and asked Miss Hughes when the train would leave for Bowne, 12 miles south of Carthage. Makes Discovery. At 7:40 he went out Into the yard and nothirg more was seen or heard of him until 9 o'clock, when Miss Hughes, fearing some accident, called the mail carrier, Andrew Lowrey, who was passing. He discovered that the min ister had tried to kill himself. They carried him into the house, where the doctors found that Carmichael had made a small wound in his throat, but the knife had not touched the Jugular vein. ,If he had not remained so long in the cold and lost so much blood, the doctors say they could have restored him to consciousness, but as the thermometer stood almost at zero he had become so thoroughly chilled that he died at 12:40. Coroner Jabarr ordered an inquest. Sheriff Bertschi was given Carmichael's suitcase, con taining two letters, one addressed to Mrs. Carmichael and the other to the sheriff. The letter to the sheriff fol lows: Strange Confession. The confession of Rev. J. H. Car michael follows: "Carthage, Ill., Jan. 9, 1909.-To Mr. Waggonstell, Port Huron, Mich.: Hon ored Sir. I write this letter to explain some things in connection with the Columbus church tragedy. I am guilty only because I am a coward. The man had such hypnotic influence over me that I felt something must be done. I felt greatly ashamed that a man said to be short minded should be able to compel me to yield to his will, but I said nothing about it. At first he said: 'It's all right, elder, don't be afraid,' then he began to talk about how we two could get rich. Three times he came to the rear of my barn and talked to me thrqugh the manure hole; twice he was at the river when I went to water my stock and each time I felt that he was doing some thing that he was proud of. Once, when I was going out to Columbus, he was on the pike near the pink school house. When I overtook him he asked me to rid,e which Pcould not refuse. He asked me if I. had ever driven up the pike to Port Huron, to which I answered no. Then he said: Buys a Hatchet. "'Come, let's drive up,' to which I dissented, but he kept on until he per suaded me to go. He got out and stood at the corner while I went to the b rn with the rig. Then after we had blen at the restaurant for food for which he paid and also for the horse, he gave me a half-dollar and said "he wanted me to go cross and buy a small hatchet for his boy to play with. I began to tell him to go and do his own buying when he set his eyes upon me in the queerest kind of a look, something like the look of a snake's eye. Then I felt his influence tightening its grip on my mind, so I went, intending to go into the store and out the back way to get the horse and rush off for home. When I turned to close the door he stood looking upon me through the window and I just bought the hatchet and came out again, but by that time he had digQopear94 SO I went to the barn, got aly hg and started for home. When, as "4d turn into Mill tary tree ho was at the corner to get in. He iqde j far as Bouth Park, where he got put to tiae a car. He took the hatcheK wt him and said nothing nob #At Ik , anything at the time about the change. Once at the depot at Adair he came out of the house in his shirt sleeves and exer cised me by compelling me to walk the rails. Panse a Wedding. "When he arranged with me about the wedding he said he w)nl i;u to Port Huron and meet me on hej r,,ad between that place and the church. I thought he really m.aLnt tI get nlar but when we met on the road and he was alone I began to feel uneasy, but he said it was all right, the others would come in a carriage. We went into the church. I wanted to light a lamp, to which he dissented, saying, 'no, elder, no light unl~si they should come,' but presently he sa,'l 'maybe you had better have a little fire,' su I went out and passed ,vood for himn tl'rough the window. When I had put in what I thought would be enough, he said, 'now, elder, the moon is .hin ing right In the front dbor and if you go around there to come in someone may see you. Just put up some wcod here and come in at this window.' I brought a few sticks, laid them across each other, from the top of which he helped me into the building. IHe let the window nearly down again and we kept looking through the opening to see the others come down the .tate road. Hearty Laugh. "Presently he took a big, hearty' laugh and said, 'There ain't no use looking, for there ain't going to be n, wedding.' He was sitting where the gleams of the light shone on his face and his eyes were so brilliant that I was thrilled through and through with the queerest sort of feeling. I asked him why then he had made the pres. ent arrangements, when he sai1l, "Well, elder, I just wanted to have a little fun. You consider yourself an educated man and look down upon a poor, ignorant fellow like me, and I just wanted to show you what I could do. I knowed if I could handle you I could handle other men, too, and make a big thing out of it.' "He said, 'Now, if I say raise up your hands up she goes, see, that's no dream,' and I felt my hand raise with no effort whatever on my part. Then he said, 'If I say let your hand down, down it goes,' and I felt it going down in a singular manner. By this time I was so alarmed that I was in a cold sweat. I then leaned over to see if anyone might be on the road, when he began to laugh again and I saw that he was holding a weapon of some sort up his sleeve. Instantly I made a grab for it and got the hatchet from him and asked him what he meant to do with that. He said, 'I'll show you,' and from his overcoat pocket he drew out a knife in each hand. Desperate 8truggle, "He came at me, striking with both hands, while I backed across the church, down the side aisle and across the front, but I did not dare to turn about to open the door. Then I threw the hachet and struck him and he fell. Then I turned to open the door, when he grabbed me by the leg and threw i me down where my hands came upon : the hatchet. There was a desperate r struggle in which I used the hatchet, i until he laid quiet. I cannot tell all that happened after that. I was wild I to dispose of the body. I was in a I horrible terror so I began pulling off is garments that I might drag the body away somewhere and hide it. Then, whey my eyes fell upon one of those knives I flew into a rage and began to cut him, when he woke up and grabbed me again. Then for a while I used that hatchet until I was sure he was dead. * • Cut Him to Pieces. "Then I saw that the fire was hot enough to make the stovepipe red nearly to the elbow, so I grabbed him by the feet and dragged him down there and cut him to pieces, putting in each part as it was dismembered. Then I began to put the garments in the front stove when I remembered that it was a poor draft and the things (Continued on Page Four.) WOMEN AREARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED ARSON Special to The Daily Mlssoulian: Kalispell, Jan. 11.--Ora Reeves and Mrs. Mary Reeves, well known resi dents of Columbia Falls, have been arrested and brought to Kalispell at the instance of County Attorney Stevens on a charge of attempted ar son in setting fire to the Gaylor ho tel at Columbia Falls last Monday morning. Fire was discovered in the kitchen of the hostelry early in the morning, and the quick response. and rapid work of citisens was all that saved the place from being destroyed. After the fire had been extinguished, an examination disclosed the fact that a hole had been bored in the kitchen wall and filled with oil, after which the oil had been ignited. THE CASE AGAINST TILLMAN (From the Spokesman-Review.) Briefly, this is the case against Sen ator Tillman as President Roosevelt has rroved it by the senator's own let ters and telegrams and the Congres sional Record: Many years ago congress gave a grant of lands in Oregon to a railroad company. Within recent years parts of these lands, heavily timbered, have become immensely valuaole. Certain speculative-minded persons discovered two or three years ago a provision of the grant which could be construed as a requirement by congress that the grantee company sell these lands to the people at $2.50 an acre. Acting upon this discovery they organized a widlespread movemn tit to Induce people to contribute to a fund to carry the disputed point through the courts. Senator Tilllnan, while on a lecture tour through the Pactlec northwest, heard of this adventure and on Octo ber 19, 1907, he wrote to the agents at Marahtleld, Ore., directing themit to save nine quarter sections under the proposed contest in the courts for him self and members of his family, and advising them that William A. Lee at Mom.cow, Idaho, was his agent anid au thorized to follow up the details. Under date of Dectemhbr 7 following Tillman's agent, Lee, wrote. remind ing the mnor. Jxploiting the scheme that they woold do well to ttake exceFl lent care of the senator, as he could "he of groat help in getting .matters started from Washington and cause the government to get busy and do somethtng along the line you desire," and adding: "He will set up such a TILLMAN MAKES LAME REPLY TO ROOSEVELT'S ACCUSATIONS REGARDING OREGON LAND DEAL South Carolina's Senator Reads Lengthy Mauscrlpt Which Proves to Be a Choice Mixture of Argument and Invective---Charges Executive With Motives of Malice and Revenge. Washington, Jan. 11.-Greeted by ap plause from the gallery when he en tered the senate chamber today to re ply to President Roosevelt's charge in respect to his connection with Oregon Limber land transactions, Senator Till man of South Carolina read his pre pared remarks with little attempt at oratorical effect. . He was accorded careful attention by senators on both sides of the chamber, the public and private galleries being taxed to their capacity. In addition to his speech, which had been printed in advance, Mr. Tillman had prepared other brief remarks, which he read. "It has been expected and desired," he said, "that, having made my own defense, I should direct my batteries on my assailant. I do not feel that my strength is sufficient for the double task, for my physicians have warned me against overtaxing myself. One of the truest and best sentiments in Eng lish literature is this from Tennyson: 'Soiling another will never make one's self clean.' "The president lives in a glass house, with even a glass floor in it, and should remember the old adage. He has exerted all the power of the government to destroy me, but I feel that I stand unscathed because, if all other arguments fail to convince men, the character for rectitude, truthful ness and honesty which I have builded in 61 years of my life would at least be my bulwark. Men who have al ways been clean and honorable do not suddenly become liars and hypo crites at 61 without any necessity. "Later on this session it is my pur pose to devote some time to bringing Theodore Roosevelt face to face with his true self and let the people of the United States see what character of man they have been so bowed down to. For the present I content myself with applying to him this quotation from Spencer's 'Fairy Queen': "'He ranges throughout the world, neither is there any that can restrain him.' Of late he has grown especially presumptuous and pestilent, barking at and biting all alike, whether they be blameworthy or innocent. None are free from his attacks. He spares neither the learned wit nor the gentle poet, but rends and tears without re gard of person, reason or time." When Mr. Tillman concluded his remarks there was no applause, the vice president having admonished the occupants of the galleries against making the demonstrations. Mr. Till man was congratulated by a number of democratic senators. Not long after he had concluded his speech, Senator Tillman received a cablegram from a London newspaper asking him to express in 50 words his opinion of President Roosevelt, and said if he did so the tolls would be paid at the other end. The senator declined to comply with the request. Senator Tillman today replied to charges made against him by the president of having exerted his offi cial influence as a senator for his own benefit to bring suit against railroads of the northwest in order that he might be able to purchase land held by the Southern Oregon company and granted to the state of Oregon in 1888 for the construction of a military road. Seeks Revenge. "In my public work here," said Sen ator Tillman, "I have not hesitated to criticize and comment on the official actions and utterances of President Roosevelt, and I have doubtless given him good cause for revenge. I have at various times arraigned him in the senate for tyrannical Invasion of the rights of congres, for usurpation of authority not given to him by the constitution, for disobedience of the law and the neglect of duty, and, paa ticularly in the case of Mrs. Morris, howl that it will be impossible to do otherwise. Thli will he Impcrtant for your whole scheme to have a man of his intluence here ,o ai,! you at this end of the line." The longer Tillian thought over the scheme the more it apipaled to him as a good thing. On February 15, 1908, he wrote to the agents urging them "to hold in reserve eight of the best ,luartar secttinb of which you have .letinite information," and promising that he would "In the meantime press the. investigation and other work here which will facilitate the final purchase and In effl't obviate the necessitating of your making any cast' in court st till " Mteanw~hile ile I prttllttte' of the schemŽ', realizing that they had a iow erful mran in Tlllman, began to dis trlbute Irinted ntttter pointing out that he was in on the deall and was "a man w h, usually gets what he goes after.'" Thils indliscrete publicity became em liarra'sing to Tillmatn, who audacious ly arose in the slllnite en the 19th of February, 1l S, foel., itdsys aft"r the had written to the agents expresly direct In the!l(l "to hold in r-·ier- eiht If the blist quarter sectiuons for himself a:nd mnlembecrs of his family," and withl falsehood in his heart atnd falsehood on !ils lips protected In regird to this n;atter th:,t ihe had "'iiit bought any :tland alnywvhere In the west, nor under taken to hbuy tiny " Tilllman then had the meannetss to ttrn on his associates I in the deal and to protest before the senate that he "wanted the people In this country to for brutal and cruel conduct toward a helpleFe woman. I was not aware that these darts of mine had quivered in the executive hide and stupg him so, but the eagerness and intensity with which he has presented his case against me, his making a precedent when none has ever existed before, his taking from the committee to which he has forwarded them, the papers and given them to the press before the committee had considered them, Indi cates that Theodore Roosevelt enjoys to the limit the feeling of getting even with Ben Tillman and lays on the 'big stick' a ith the keenest relish, doubt less believing that the 'pitchfork' has gone out of business." Personal Privilege. In addressing the senate, Mr. Till man arose to a question of personal privilege, declaring that for the first time in the history of the givernment, so far as he had been able to learn, a member of the sanate had been brought to the bar of public opinion before the senate itself to be judged under indictment by no tess a person than the president of the United States. The manner of doing it, he said, and the animus and zeal dis played by the chief executive were worthy of consideration. Mr. Tillman called attention to the publication of these charges by the plesident before they nad been con sidered by the committee of the sen ate to which they were referred, and declared that in so doing the president had treated the senate with "that contempt which had been his wont." He declared that the president was an adept at advertising, and had u-ed the press with more skill than any man in American politics. Distract Attention. "Another probable reason for his great haste," said the senator, "was that he sought to distract "ttention from the action of the house of repre sentatives on Friday in laying part of his message on the table by the sensa tional accusation against a man who has had long service in the senate. "An examination of the president's let ter to Mr. Hale, which might just as well have been a special message of INCREASE IN NAVY IS PROMPTLY APPROVED Washington, Jan. 11.-An increase in the navy by the addition of equipment to cost $29,000,000 was agreed upon today by the house committee on naval affairs. The following naval program for appropriations at this session was adopted by the committee: Two battleships of 26,000 tons placement, $19,000,000; five torpedo boat destroyers, $4,000,000; three crlliers, $3,600,00; four submarines, $?.000.000; one sub-surface boat, $400,000. Two battleships are recommended by the committee instead of four, as estimated by the navy depart ment. The estimate for destroyers was cut in half, the navy department asking for 10. An ammunition ship. a repair ship and two mine-laying ships, es timated for by the navy depart ment, were refused by the com mittee. The estimates for the three colliers and the four submarine boats were agreed to except that the committee added one sub-sur face boat. be put on notice that this swin Her at Portland had no warrant whatever for endeavoring to inveigle tlhers into his game." This was playing it pretty low down, for subsequitent investigation conclu sively proved that the man publicly brunded by Tillman as a swindler was quite within the facts when he pro clalim.d that the senator was in on tlhe deal, and Postoffice Inspector s O. C. Riches and E. C. Clement, in their report to the inspector in charge at Spokne,. found that there was no evidence that Iteeder & Watkins were not acting in good faith in recelving applications for the land, and further that Bryan T. Dorr, by Tillnan hrandrad as a swindler, "had no crimi nal motive, and sincerely believed that he would make good his prom tee." These are the plain documcentary proofs and Tillman, with all his arts of abuse and hluster, can not wipe out the record. lie will atttt,i lit, from his place in the senate, to bellow down the evidence and will emit a lot of glittering generalities, protestlng that ill the while lie was h)t-footing after eight quarter se.ctions for himself and family he had at heart the public wel fare. Biu oinly the ignor'ant will he de ci..tl by the! s Ti'llItaneslue Ltactics. lEvery intelligent person who has even a Iimoderate capacity for weighing evi ldence will sae that he has been con victed of gross improl,lety and of the conten-]tllhle nmanness \i hlni discovery was threatened of trying to blacken anl ruin his associates in the deal in order to save himself froIni expoisure. L the type with which we are so fa t miliar, will show that the president's 1 charges, boiled dqwn, amount to two in number. I "First, he promotes me to member ship in the Ananias club, and chargeP t in this that I have deliberately lied to i the senate. ' "Seenod, ho charges that 1 have ex ;1 rted my official influence and work 3 as a senator for my personal benefit alone to secure the passage of a reso I lution and to press the department of r justice to bring suit against the cor poration which holds so much of the !public domain in the west, and will ,not sell it to settlers on the terms of their grants from the government. Even Cunning. "He has prepared his indictment with consunminate ability and skill. He is even cunning int the apparently Inno cent' pretense that in making a eearch through the secret service for one kind of malefactor he has run d.,wn an other, and the case of that one was of such serious importance that his sense of official obligation coml ellea him to prompt action. Mark you, he has been in possession of ,i11 the facts in this case since July last, and men will be curious to know why, if his zeal was honest, he did nut make them known then." Quoting from the president's mes sage to the house on JaPuary 4, in which he said he had no charges of corruption against congress nor against any member of the present house, Mr. Tillman, said: "It follows that he found no grounds for indicting me in the courtn, which no doubt would have rejoiced him overmuch, and all this fuss, fury and fustian about the seriousness of the case and the gravity of the offense with which he charges me can be at tributed to personal malice alone." Unlawful Use. Referring to the president's letter to Senator Hale, Mr. Tillman declared that the president recognized the ex traordinary character of his action, "as well as the unlawful use he has made of the secret service." Mr. Till man said he did not deny the authen ticity of the letter or the telegram of which photographs had been made, and he presumed the letter from Wil liam E. Lee was also a correct copy, but he was not aware of its existence until it was brought to his attention by the president's statement, and ad ded that he was not in any way re sponsible for Mr. Lee's ideas expressed in it. Taking up the president's statement concerning Dorr, a land agent making his filings through Reeder & Watkins of Marshfield, Ore., Mr. Tillman said: Outrageous Falsehood. "It will be noted that I accused Dorr in the senate of being a swindler and asked the postoffice department to issue a fraud order against him. Dorr declared in his circular 'so sure is Senator Tillman of our success that he has subscribed and paid the neces sary fee for a quarter section himself and 10 other sections for 10 of his nearest relatives.' It was this bold and outrageous falsehood mainly that caused me to denounce Dorr as a swindler as well as to declare in the senate that he had no warrant for the assertion. The sleuths whom the president put upon my trail have made their report and a perusal of it will show to any fair-minded person that so far from endeavoring to justify the fraud order against Dorr, they were really put to work to investigate me and endeavor if possible to discover something to my discredit, while the president directed the investigation. I say this because it is hardly possible (Continued on Page Three.) COAST CITIES EXPERIENCE OUAKE SEISMIC DISTURBANCE ADMIN ISTERS SHAKING TO PUGET SOUND TOWNS. PORT TOWNSEND SUFFERS Shock Causes Fragile Roofs to Col. lapse, Breaks Windows and Water Mains, Flooding Streets of City Other Plaoes Report No Damage Mount Baker Emits Smoke. Port Townsend, \'ashh., Jan. 11.-An earthquake shock caused considerable damage here at 3:50 this afternoon, lasting from 10 to 15 seconds. The trembler took the form of a vibratory convulsion, swaying buildings and breaking many windows and fragile roofs. Reports from adjoining locall ties available by telephone state that the force of the shock extended over an area of at least 50 miles square, and in several districts two distinct shocks, separated by more than a min ute, were felt. In many places in this vicinity, where water pipes had been frozen, the earthquake broke the mains and flooded the streets. For a time it was feared the city's entire water supply would ne shut off, so great was the damage being done. Officers at Fort Worden state the investigation so far made shows no apparent damage to the fortifications was caused, although both Fort Wor (oen and Fort Flaglor were badly shaken. The signal corps officers re port the parting of the Alaskan cable several hours previous to the shock here. Investigation will be made to ascertain if there was any connection between the circumstances. Shock is Felt. Vanouver, It. C., Jan. 11.-At 3:44 o'clock this afternoon a distinct shock of earthquake was felt in Vancouver. The shock was felt In many other cit ies on the coast. A telegram from Victoria says that bulltllngs were shaken there to a no ticeable degree. Immediately after the first news front Seattle dozens of tele phone Inquiries reached the province asking for information. The quake ap peared to have lasted only 10 to 30 seconds. No damage Is said to have been done In any place. A shock was felt heavily in Fair view. People ran to the streets and wondered what had happened. Bellingham Shaken. Bellingham, Wash., Jan. 11.-Belllng ham was shaken by an earthquake at 3:45 o'clock this afternoon. The build ings in all parts of the town were jarred, but no damage was done. Hun dreds of people rushed Into the streets. The duration of the shock was about 10 seconds. Some of the brick build ings were so badly shaken that the plaster fell to the floor, and in some places there was almost a panic, as it was thought that the structures were tumbling to the ground. The re ports of the tremor came from all parts of the county. Only one shock was felt. It Is reported that immediately after the shock smoke was seen arising from Mount Baker, an extinct or dormant volcano. At Blain several buildings were slightly damaged by the trem bler. Causes Alarm. Seattle, Jan. 11.-Reports of a slight earthquake shock come here from Vancouver, Victoria, Sumas, Tacoma and Belllngham. The same tremor was felt here at 3:44 o'clock and lasted from 7 to 30 seconds, according to various reports from different points. No damage was done, but citizens in some instances rushed from the buildings. Tacoma in Grip. Tacomra, Jan. 11.--A tremor of the earth was felt in Tacoma at 3:45 o'clock this afternoon. It lasted be tween 10 and 15 seconds. Two Shocks. Everett, Wash., Jan. 11.-Two dis tinct earthquake shocks were felt at 3:51 this afternoon in Everett and vi cinity, traveling from east to west. No damage was done. MARSHALL INAUGURATED. Indianapolis, Jan. 11.-Thomas R. Marshall was inaugurated governor of Indiana today, the first democrat elect ed since 1892. COURT HANDS DOWN IMPORTANT DECREES Helena, Jan. 11.-The supreme court today handed down three opinions, in which two important principles of law are laid down. In the personal injury suit of Longpre versus the Big Black foot Milling company, the court ab solves the lefendant from damages be cause it is held that an employer does not have to inspect the common tools furnished to day laborers. In the suit of Cohn versus the dis trict court of Silver Bow county, it is held that notice of an intention to move for a new trial must be served at the office of opposing counsel or personally and that the malls will not suffice where the address is known. IS the Madison county water suit of Pierson against McKay the lower court is reversed, thus favoring the defendant. LOWER Hl COMMITTEES NAMED SPEAKER M'DOWELL ANNOUNCi LIST OF APPOINTEES ON VARIOUS BODIES. DONLAN PRESENTS BILL Missoula Man Gives Notioe of AnaMdt Measure Providing for an Intoera in Salary for All State Offiolal Derry Lands Positions on Seeral Important Committeea. Special to The Daily Misoulian: Helena. Jan. °11.-There were a number of disappointed men today la the house when Speaker McDlowe named his committees. The dieap pointment of Kilgallon of Silver Bow was probably the moseet poignant. He wanted the chairmanship on mines and mining, and, instead, Byrnes at Lewis and Clark got it. But Kllgal Ion really fared better, beanuse be get a more important committee, in fact the most important in the house, that on appropriations. The interest It the session centered about the com mittee announcements, and bl.yed that only the regular routine b1nee occupied attention. Among the notice. given of bil were some very important ones 1i both senate and house. Amoaag the former was one by Donlan to rasea ti salaries of state officers. and une the house by Hunter providlg county commisatoners shall devote 4a of their time to the dutles at thbt office. In the senate the ermlnttee on mileage reported, and Sykes at Custer got the largest allowa..e, U1K4 The senate committee oa lanuranee was announced to consiat of Annh Selway, Tooley, Haviland and Muffli Two bills were introduced as fel lows: By Donlan-Amending the law re lating to the issue of bonds by Iril* gating companies. Ily Romney-Appropriating $6,010 for the benefit of the widow and orphans of Charles B. Peyton. Notices of bills were given as ftl lows: Notioe of Bills. By Donlan-Providing for the addi tion of two wings to the state capi tol. Also to increase the alary af the governor to $7,000 a year and the state officers to $5,000. Also reducing the mileage of state and county offi cers from 10 :ents to 5 cents a mile, Also providing for a publicity by reau in connection with the bureau of agriculture. By Cowgill-Altering the boundarlk of the Eighth and Eleventh judicia districts, annexing Teton to the Eigotlt and providing for an additional judg$ for that district. Also for the trans fer of school moneys. By McCone-Amendlng the law re lating to the sale of mortgaged prop erty. By Romney-For a pioneer day. By Meyer-Relating to new trials is criminal cases. By Cockrill-Relating to questlios propounded to electors. By McCarthy-For a legislative ref erence bureau. The senate authorized the secretary to employ a stenographer. In the House. In the house no business was trans acted beyond the reading of his com mittee assignments by the speaker, the introduction of bills and the giving of notices. The committee appoint ments follow: Ways and Menas-McGinnis, Ham mond, Whaley, Burke, Wilhelm, Cusm mings, T. A. Chrisler, Gray, KU gallon, Woody, Conley. Appropriations - Kilgallon, Cluaton, Burke, Wilhelm, Shoemaker, Woody, Harbert Ellel, Hunter, Owenhouse. Metzel. Judiciary-Frank, Duncan, Crutch field, Pierson, Gray, Woody, Pomeroy, Clayberg, Gibson, Hammond, Ward. Banks and Banking-Largey, McGln nis, Lehrkind, Woody, Bogart, Ward, Shaw. Crouch, Wood, Connelly, Mur ray. Privileges anl1 Elections-McCoy,. Duncan, McGinnis, Edgerton, IAh. kind, Cummings, H. T. Largey, O'Don nell, Colt. Mines and Mining-Byrnee, ilgeai Ion, Dowling, Berkin, Cummings, H. T. O'Donnell, White, Lowney, Gib son. Townships and Counties-Duneaa, Warren, Roy, Whaley, Connelly, Thompson, Pierson, Colt, Mitchell Education-Roy, Crutchfleld, Ellel, Christer, Hall, Hammond, Frank, Hutchinson, King, Woody, Maxwell. Derry Appointed. Military Affairs - Colt, Chrisler, Hammond, Hall, Derry, Lowney, Buts erin. Federal Relations-Lowney, Roy, Smith, Giovanetti, Safley. Internal Improvements-Norton, Al len, Bogart, Clayberg, Brewster, Buts erin, Coit. Development and Publicity-Chrliser,. Berkin, Metzel, Crutchfeld, Kelsey,. Byrnes, Swick. Improvements and Manufactriag- Mitchell, Warren, Brewster, Roy, Wni mer, Thompson, Smith. Agriculture-Elliott, Chrisler, Bogart, Owenhouse, Jacobson, Norton, Hall. Horticulture-Grofft, Ourber, Butasr in, Arnett, Pomeroy. Conservation of Resourcee-C- yberg,. Largey, Edgerton, Byrnee, Arnett, in liott, King, Cummings, H. T. Waterways and Navlgation--a].bs%, (Continued on Page PtF )..