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Today--Bnow Colder. I 2 I L Tomorrow--Cloudy; Cold. MhIOULA O 4 rC O VOL. XXXV. NO. 254. MISSOULA, MONTANA, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14. 1909. PRC LOWER HOUSE AUTHORIZES INOUIRY COMMITTEE OF FIVE WILL BE AP. POINTED TO INVESTIGATE LAND MATTERS. RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED Special Investigators to Be Empow. ered to Summon Witnesses and Take Testimony--Clerkship Question Is Again Before Representatives--Ten Stenographers Are Employed. Special to The Daily Missoulian. Helena, Jan. 13.-Under a resolution offered in the house today by Mitchell of Deer Lodge and unanimously adopt ed the business of the state in connec tion with land grants is to be investi gated by a special committee of five, to be named by the speaker. This committee will be named tomorrow. The resolution under which the com mittee will act reads: "Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the speaker to examine evidence now in the hands of the governor and the state land board pertaining to the sale of state lands, that said committee be given full power to take evidence and call .witnesses and require the produc tion of papers and exhibits in all mat ters pertaining to state lands and the conduct of the state land office. Said committee to report its findings and recommendations to the house." This was the most important business tran sacted by the house, though it was in session for two hours this morning, not holding any session this afternoon. The clerkship question was again to the front, with the result that it was discovered in the course of a debate that the report of the house employee committee yesterday, which it was sup posed had been referred back to the committee as a whole, had been adopt ed in part and that 10 clerks had been added to the payroll. Today two more were added, making the net increase in clerks in two days 12, and still others. in prospect. The house employes committee was early to the front with a resolution providing that chairmen of commit tees could only employ such clerks as had been regula'rly elected by the house, and were not empowered to employ such clerks of their own voilition. A discussion fol lowed the presentation of the resolu tion and Ward, chairman of the com mittee, during its progress, asked to be relieved of his job, but later he re considered. Hammond of Silver Bow declared the resolution was in conflict with that house rule which provided that chair men of committees have the right to select their clerks. Ward said that 8 or 10 women clerks had been rushed in ,by Silver Bow and there was nothing fbr the 15 clerks who had already been employed, to do, because the Silver Bow members had put others to work. Gilson of Park said some chairmen had exalted ideas of their positions and it was well for them to understand that they were answerable to the house and could do nothing without its au thority. Finally, the resolution was adopted by a vote of 46 to 20 and also another recommendation of the com mittee giving a. clerk to each of a num. bher of important committees and two to the printing committee. But that did not end the matter. Hayes of Cas cade said his couny had received noth ing so far and he proposed the names I of two women for clerks and they were elected. Then Norton of Silver Bow 1 proposed two from his county but 1 Burke's motion that the nominations E be referred to the employes committee I was adopted. There are now 27 clerks c on the house payroll. F Bills Presented. The following bills were itnroduced: By Clayberg-Relating to penalty for statutory offense. By Clayberg-Relating to the crime of larceny. By T. A. Cummings-To amend sec tions 1287, 1288 and 1295 of the re vised codes, relating to the soldiers' home. By Kilgallon-Appropriation for pay ment of per diem and mileage of pres idential electors of 1908. F By Kilgallon-To provide a home for aged, decrepit and crippled miners and under certain conditions to admit wives and mothers of said miners or prospectors, etc. Notioes Given. The following notices of bills were s given: C Safely, Gallatin-Relating to quali- d fications of teachers and the issuance a of special certificates. 7 Murray, Beaverhead-To amend se J tion 1794, revised codes, relating to the n exhibtion of hides of slaughtered cat- w tie by prohibiting that they shall be W slaughtered only on premises owned or W occupied by persons slaughtering same. Swick, Deer Lodge-Regulating the ti granting of new trials and reversals at and setting aside of judgment in crim- A ipal cases. Byrnes, Lewis and Clark-Relating w to the proof of corporation existence. 9g Duncan, Madison-Relating to the Vi construction of dams, dykes and em bankments for purpose of storing wa- ni ter and providing for the inspection bi thereof by state engineer, to provide t, pepalties for violation and to repeal re conflicting sections. Norton, Silver Bow-To amend sec tion 2257, article 1, chapter 2, title 3, part 4, relating to duties of citiy treas urers'. Zil in the 8enate, da The first bill introduced in the sen. a ate, that by EMdwards, providing for or the submlession of a constitutloal es (Continued oa Page Five.) 'hr SHEEP RAISERS WILL MEET TODAY CONVENTION OF NATIONAL A880 CIATION WILL OPEN IN PO CATELLO, IDAHO. I MANY VITAL DISCUSSIONS Proposed Storage Warehouse Scheme Promises to Be Principal Subject at Issue-Government Regulations Re garding Grazing Upon Forest Re serves May Be. Severely Attacked. Pocatello, Idaho, Jan. 13.-Questions of great concern to the sheep raisers of the United States, and especially of the western range states, will arise at the three days' convention of the National Woolgrowers' association, which will begin here at 2 o'clock to morrow afternoon. The storage ware ljouse plan, which is, in brief, to place the bulk of the wool crop in the hands of a co-operative selling agency to hold for what is considered a fair price, meanwhile borrowing money on the stored product, will be the principal subject at Issue. A com mittee has been busy for several months securing pledges of wool and arrangements have been made to lease a warehouse in Chicago or some other center as soon as the required 25,000, 000 pounds of wool is guaranteed. It is not thought that much opposition will develop, but the details of the plan may be criticized and its feasi bility questioned. Omaha, Boston, St. Louis and Kansas City will con test for 'the warehouse. Pinchot Declines. Government regulationsg in relation to grazing on forest reserves will un doubtedly be attacked. It was the known attitude of the association on this point that prompted Chief For ester Gifford Pinchot to decline an T'In vitation to the meeting in a sharp note, which further strained the re lations between the forestry depart ment and the woolmen. In his letter Mr. Pinchot advised the secretary of the association that he did not care to attend the convention until it should show by its action that it was prepared to view the grazing question in a more liberal spirit. While all the delegates will be in fa vor of a tariff on wool, there may be a debate as to whether the present duty is sufficient. Utah woolgrowers, and perhaps others, have adopted resolutionb asking that the present duty be increased. In other quarters the prevailing tariff is regarded as ample for the needs of the industry. I At the opening session of the conven tion addresses of welcome will be de livered by Governor Brady and Mayor Loux of Pocatello. Fred W. Gooding, president of the association, will make his annual address. The program of the meeting covers a wide range of topics and the speakers will include irrigation experts, government experts, buyers and manufacturers of wool and c others having directly to do with wool growing. The election of officers and selection of the next place of meeting will take place just before adjournment on Sat urday afternoon. MAY SETTLE CLAIM. Butte, Jan. 13.-A special from Bil lings to the Miner says: Documents were filed in the district court today by the terms of which Charles Katz is granted permission by Judge Fox to settle the claim of the estate of Sam uel Slomowits with the Northern Pa cific Railroad company for $15,000. Slomowits was one of the 20 persons killed in the train wreck at Young's Point September 25, 1908. SCHOONER WRECKED OFF SURF RAILROAD LIGHTS ARE MISTAK EN FOR LIGHTHOUSE 81G NAL-TWO DROWNED. Surf, Cal., Jan. 13.-The steam schooner Sybl Marston, which left Gray's Harbor Thursday for Re dondo with lumber, went ashore about a mile south of Surf at midnight Tuesday and is now a total wreck. John McCarty and Dick O'Neil, fire men, both of San Francisco, were washed from the deck by the high waves after the vessel struck and were drowned. The wreck was caused by the mis taking of lights in the railroad depot at Surf for the lighthouse on Point Arguello. The vessel, valued at about $138,000, will be a total loss. Part of the car go of lumber probably will be sal vaged. The crew was unable to land last night on account of the high water, but today a line was run from shore to the wrecked craft and the men reached land in safety. PLAN JEWISH COLONY. Chicago, Jan. 13.-The Knights of Zion at their annual convention yester-. day appointed a committee to promote I a plan to make Palestine a Jewish col ony. Plans were also outlined for the i establishment in the middle west of I a seminary for the teaching of He- a brew. TROUBLES OF HIS OWN C-A ---f ______ý/S 4~v ", 6i II I-.Z .. /5 =/~ o .€ ~cc~;~c- - GRANO JURY INDICT1 MILLIONAIRE MINER B. D. PHILLIPS 1I ACCUSED OF CONSPIRING TO DEFRAUD THE GOVERNMENT. Special to The Daily Missoulian. Helena, Jan. 13.-Benjamin D. Phil lips, millionaire mining operator and stockman, former member of the Mon tana legislature, and one of the best known residents of northern Montana, was taken into custody this afternoon to answer to a federal indictment charging him with entering into a con spiracy with other persons, names un known, to defraud the United States of approximately 32,000 acres of land in Chouteau county. Mr. Phillips maintains a home in Helena, where he is living at present. Bail was fixed at $500 by Judge Hunt, which was immediately fur nished and Mr. Phillips released. In the amount of land involved there have been few more important indict ments ever returned in the state. The indictment returned yesterday afternoon and made public today alter Mr. Phillips was taken into custody, charges him with having entered Into a conspiracy with 100 other persons t, have them make, file, swear and sub scribe to false and fictitious first de claratory statements for the entry of desert land tracts of 32,000 acres in the Glasgow, Great Falls, Helena and Yel lowstone land districts. ASYLUM REPORT. Helena, Jan. 13.-The official report of the state insane asylum has been filed with Governor Norris. The popu lation of the Warm Springs institu tion on December 1, 1907, was 646, consisting of 507 males and 139 fe males. During the year there were ad mitted 201 males and 67 females, mak ing a total of 914. During the year there were discharged as recovered 49 males and 10 females; discharged as Improved 41 males and 23 females, while 36 males escaped, of which 25 were recaptured. Seventy-seven pa tients died during the year. The per centage of recoveries on number treat ed yas 13.4 and the percentage of re covbries on number admitted, 45.8, while the death rate was 8.4. ACCUSED OF MURDER. San Francisco, Jan. 13.-Thomas J. Jordan, a private in the Fourteenth coast artillery, was formally charged by a coroner's jury today with the murder of Police Sergeant A. J. Nolt ing. The officer was shot dead while attempting to subdue a disturbance caused by three soldiers on Montgom ery avenue early last Friday morning. STABS WIFE 44 TIMES. Hamilton, Ohio, Jan. 13 -Rudolph Wirtz, a prominent business man. went insane today and ran amuck, injuring six persons, including his wife, who probably will die. Wirtz stabbed the woman 44 times. TENNESSEE COES DRY BY A SAFE MAJORITY Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 13.-The bill to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors in Tennessee passed the lower house of the general assembly to night, 62 to 36. The measure is the one passed yesterday by the senate and now goes to Governor Patterson. He is expected to veto it, but his veto only operates as a suggestion, not as a stay. The bill provides that pro. hibition become effective July 1, 1909. Tonight the prohibition advocates assert the bill will be passed overt the governor's veto by about the [ same vote originally received in each + branch of the legislature. SCHOOL POPULATION OF THE STATE INCREASES Special to The Daily Missoulian. Helena, Jan. 13.-Acenrding to re ports filed with W. E. Harmon, superintendent of public' school, Montana has a school population of 76,969. The figures by counties follows: Beaverhead, 1,504; Broad water, 726; Carbon, 3,384; Cascade, 6,646; Chouteau, 2,780; Custer, 2,320; Dawson, 1,881; Deed, Lodge, 3,158; Fergus, 3,209; Flathead, 4,565; Gallatin, 3,875; Granite, 835; Jefferson,. 1,302; Lewis and Clark, 5,033; Madison, 1,927; Meagher, 540; Missoula, 3,783; Park, 2,769; Pow ell, 1,204; Ravalli, 2,922; Rosebud, 890; Sanders, 720; Silver Bow. 13,353; Sweetgrass, 1,074; Teton, 1,003; Valley, 1,919; Yellowstone, 3,667. CARROLL MENTIONED FOR PLACE C RECOMMENDED FOR APPOINT. MENT AS COADJUTOR BIOHOP OF BALTIMORE. Helena, Jan. 13.-An afternoon paper prints a special from Baltimore, stat ing that it had been authoritatively stated in Washington that the name of Right Rev. Bishop John P. Carroll of this city was among the list of names sent to the pope, by Cardinal James Gibbons of that city, recommending that he be appointed as coadjutor bishop of Baltimore. The dispatch also mentions Bishop Carroll as having re cently been appointed as rector of the Catholic university at Washington. Ac cording to the dispatch the selection of Bishop Carroll by the pope would mean that he would eventually be selected as archbishop. Bishop Carroll was asked in regard to the dispatch and refused to make any statement. He is already super intending the erection of a high school building, a cathedral which will be among the finest in the west and plans have been completed for the erection of a $1,000,000 college, the site having been purchased, plans drawn and ex cavation commenced. The work on the cathedral was given new impetus by an offer from a prominent man, who refuses to give his name for publica tion, to donate $100,000 toward the ca thedral providing an equal amount was donated. HALF FROZEN MINERS CRAWL THROUGH SNOW Reno, Jan. 13.-Joe Markley, a ranch employe, reported two unknown prospectors on Ross & Peterson's ranch, 28 miles north of here, almost frozen to death and crawling through the snow. Markley aided them as best he could, as no cabin was near, and walked 10 miles through snow several feet in depth to a ranch telephone and reported the men's plight to Sheriff Ferrell.' Markley said he was badly frostbitten, but would try and reach the men. The sheriff and deputy left this afternoon with food and medi cine. It is hardly possible the men will be found alive, as it is intensely cold and snow is 10 to 15 feet deep in the mountains. MUST GO TO PENITENTIARY. Special to The Daily Missoulian. Butte, Jan. 13.-Tony Clark, charged with holding up a saloon and who has been in jail for 15 months after his trial and conviction, was today sen. tenced to serve 19 years in Deer Lodge for his crime. He is said to be an old offender and his attorneys have fought strenuously every attempt to send him to the state prison. RECOVERY OF DEAD PROGRESSES SLOWLY REMAINS OF 47 VICTIMS OF MINE EXPLOSION ARE BROUGHT TO SURFACE. Bluefield, W. Va., Jan. 13.-A total of 47 bodies have been taken from the mine at Lick Branch, the scene of the disastrous gas explosion. A carload of necessities was shipped to the scene of the disaster today. James W. Paul of Pittsburg, repre senting the cUnited States geological survey, is expected to come here with a number of assistants. West Vir ginia mine inspectors are arriving at the mine with every train, but they are almost continually in the mine and efforts to talk with them concerning the cause of the catastrophe are fu tile. One of the most remarkable features of the accident is the escape of Cleve Bowers, a mine foreman, who crawled on his hands and knees from the mine while fire, smoke and deadly gases were about him. He is the only man who reached the sur face alive, and, although he lies at the hospital with two broken ribs and other injuries, he will probably recover. It is still impossible to ascertain definitely the number killed in yester day's explosion. The list of names, which is kept on a board at the mouth of the mine, which ordinarily enabled officials to form an opinion as to how many men were on duty in the col liery, was blown down by the ex plosion and the names scattered, go that it is very hard to find who was at work. This hinders identification. There is a remarkable lack of ex citement. No weeping women or frantic old men and children create scenes such as usually accompany like catastrophes. The inhabitants of the little village in which the miners lived and saw 50 funerals less than two weeks ago had become somewhat in nured to the sight of death in the mines. MURDER 18 CHARGED. Butte, Jan. 13.-A special to the Miner from Great Falls says: An in formation was today filed in the dis trict court by County Attorney Speer against Tom Carr, charging him with the crime of murder in the first de gree. The crime for which Carr is to be tried is that of killing Sam Leland in a deserted farm house near Sun river, and the destruction of the body by fire in the building, which was also burned down. CHILDREN'8 PLAYGROUNDS. Washington, July 13.-Practically the whole session of the house today was devoted to a discussion of an amend ment to the District of Columbia ap propriation bill appropriating $15,000 for children's playgrounds. The ques tion occasioned a lively debate. The supporters of the proposition prevailed and the measure was adopted. The bill was still pending when the house, at 5:04 p. m., adjourned. SECRETARY APPROYES SCHOOL LANDS LIST Butte, Jan. 13.-Advices received here state that the secretary of the interior has approved Montana list No. 2 for 5,576 acres of land in the Glasgow district for the state indem nity school fund. In connection with the Yellowstone irrigation project, the secretary of the interior today with drew 128,000 acres of land from public entry in the Billings land district, 216,900 acres in the Bozeman district and 200,000 acres in the Buffalo and Lander. Wyo., districts. ITALY VISITED BY ANOTHER OUAKE LOMBARDY, VENETIA AND TUS CANY ARE SUBJECTED TO A SEVERE SHAKING. NO DAMAGE IS REPORTED Tremors Most Noticeable at Trevise, Near Venice, Extend Through North ern Portion of Peninsula to Leim bach, Saxony-People Become Panic Stricken and Flee From Houses. tHome, Jan. 13.--A slight earthquake shock was experienced at an early hour this morning throughout Lom hardy, Venetia and Tus.uanly No dam age was done and no one was Injured, but, owing to the general uneasiness from the visitations In Calabria and Sicily, the people for a moment were thrown into a condition bordering on panic. According to the records of the ob aervatories, and espcclally the estab lishment mailntained at Florence by the Jesuit fathers, the center of the disturbance was near Lelmbach, Sax ony. The quake was strongest in Italy at Treviso, 16 miles north of Venice. Riesi, the birthplace of the present pope, is located in this territory. Longer accounts from Vonetia, Lom bardi and Tuscany describe the panic caused by this morning's earthquakes, which, according to certain reports, were repeatd with slightly diminlshd strength at 10 o'clock. Everywhere people rushed out acreamlng "earth quake." To women died of fright at Bologna. There were no other victims. The damage was limited to broken' windows, cracked cornices, etc. The Italian government has agreed that the American consulate at Mess ina be removed to Catanla, according to the recommendations of Ambassador Griscom. Mr. Griscom today tele graphed Stuart K. Lupton, vice con sul at Messina, to move immediately Slight Shooks. Vienna, Jan. 13.--light earthquake shocks were felt today in southern Austria and Tyrols. The disturbances extended from Sarajev, in southeast ern Bosnia to Moran, in the Tyrols. Among other places where the shocks were felt were Trieste, Pole and Trinot. No damage has boen re ported. Creates Excitement. Florence, Italy, Jan. 13.--Several earthquake shocks were recorded here this morning at intervals of two sec onds. The people rushed out from their houses in considerable trepida tion, fearing a repetition of the Mes sina and Calabria disasters. No dam age was done and calrn was soon re stored. Rush Out of Homes. Venice, Jan. 13.--Two earthquakes K were experienced here this morning. E The people rushed out of their homes I and gathered in the open squares. No c damage was done, and this la thought I to he due to the fact that the houses of Venice are built on piles. d People Excited. Milan, Italy, Jan. 13.--A earth shock was felt here this morn ng, causing considerable alarm. People rushed from their houses and !ongregated in the cathedral square. there was no repetition of the quake, 0 Ind calm was speedily restored. No n iamage was done. 0 BUT SMALL INCREASE IS SHOWN JAPANESE IMMIGRATION AND EM. IGRATION ALMOST BAL ANCE EACH OTHER. Washington, Jan. 13.-Some remark able figures were made public today at the department of commerce and labor relating to Japanese immigration and emigration. They indicate that during the 12 months ended November 1, last, the total number of Japanese admit. ted to the United States was 6,017, and the total number which left the United States was 5,583, an increase in the Japanese population of 185. The net increase of Japanese non-laborers was 653 during this period, and the net decrease of Japanese laborers durinj the same period was 468. The total number of Japanese admitted to the United States and Hawaii during the period was 12.093 and 7,084 departed, the increase in Japanese population of the mainland of the United States and Hawaii being 5,000. These figures in dicate to the immigration authorities that Japan ts living up to its agree ment with the United States respect ing the immigration of Japanese to this country. TIMMONS FOUND GUILTY. Salem, Ore., Jan. 13.-Guilty, as charged of murder in the first degree, was the verdict brought in by the jury in the case of C. Y. Timmons, who confessed to having killed his wife by cutting her throat with a rasor about two months ago. At the same time Timmons attempted to commit suicide by the same means. MAKES RECRI HORSEBACK RIDE STRENUOUS PRESIDENT TRAVELS NINETY-EIGHT MILES IN ONE DAY IN SADDLE. NO10 SIGNS OF WEARINESS Executive Leaves White Houre at S o'Clook in the Morning and Rides From Washington to Warr.nton, V4, and Back-Gives Object Leeson to Army Men, in Physical Enduremee. Washington, Jan. 13.-Prealdent Roosevelt rode 98 miles on horseback today and when he dismounted tonigbt at the White House door, more than 17 hours after having departed there from, he did not show any markel signs of weariness. The object of bis long day in the saddle, he explained to a representative of the AssoeiateS Press after his return, was to "prow to the critics who have found falt with the recent order requiring O. army and navy officers to make a p•b sical test,'that if a president who Is not in training, can ride 90 mlla plus, in one day, without bei laid Wp in bed thereby, it should not be t1 much to ask the men who are asppos to be in the best physical training the time, to ride 90 miles In thw* days." Mounting his faithful charger jumper, "Roswell," in front of White House at 3:30 o'clock this ing, he dismounted at the same at 8:40 o'clock tonight. The m was to Warrenton, Va., and back.. With the president were Dr. Ilxey!r surgeon general of the army; Dr. Carey Grayson and Captain Archibald Butt, one of the president's aides. OQg the return trip the last 80 miles 0t the journey were made in sleet and rain, while the last 15 miles were In almost pitch darkness. There were four relays of horses. TO ROB BOYS OF BOYHOOD. Chicago. Jan. 13.-No more are the small boys of Austin to be supplied with air guns, toy pistols and othr weapons with which to kill pigeote shoot cats and jeopardise the lives of their playmates. To complete the ex Unction of any martial spirit that may have been implanted in them they are to be deprived of soldier uniforms. The womans' club of Austin has de rided the slaughter of birds Is in vio lation of the conservation of natural resources and the boys are to be dis rossessed of everything that tends to breed in them the desire to kill. n OFFICERS ARE ELECTED. Philadelphia, Jan. 13.-Announce ment was made tonight of the reslit of the vote for national officers of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. The new officers are: Pres ident, William D. Huber; general see s retary, Frank Duffy; general tressur. er, Thomas Neale, all of Indianapolis; Sfirst vice president, Arthur A. Quinnt 0 of Perth Amboy, N. J.; second ves t president, Leonard Funk of Spokaae, Executive board member for sixth district, W. A. Cole of San Francisooe seventh district, P. C. Foley of Ildmon ton, Alberta, Canada. NEW NAME ADOPTED. Salt Lake City, Jan. 13.-Before ad journing sine die today the hoteimen of the west changed the name of their new organization to "The Western HRo telmen's Protective association," and. took measures to eradicate the dead beat, the hotel swindler and similar classes inimical to the business. A se cret service has been created and a plan of operation Adopted to this ea.l BIRDS SAVE FAMILIES. Chicago, Jan. 13.-Twenty-five ca nary birds, chirruping and thrilling ln the glare of a blazing fire, spread an alarm that saved 14 families last night although the litle golden songsters I.st their own lives. The fire deptroyed a three-story brick flat building and drove the 14 families into the eaM.. Two firemen were injured. KELSEY RESIGNS. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 13.-Otto Kelsey,. state superintendent of insurance, wvhom Governor Hughes twice uptu. c.esslully tried to remove from office. tonight sent his formal resignation to the governor and tomorrow will as sume the duties of first deputy state comptroller. TO CAUCUS MONDAY. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 18.-Both hoause of the legislature have decided to cau cus Monday night to name a candi date for United States senator to su~ ceed Thomas C. Platt. That Seare tary Root will be the republican choice is assured. CARRIE IS ARRESTED. Newcastle-on-Tyne, Eng., Jan. IL Carrie Nation, the American anti-ea loon crusader, was arrested here to day while engaged in a raid on a si loon. MAY USE PENSION BUILDINO. Washington, Jan. 18.-The sesite today passed a bill permitting the use of the pension office for the Inau.ral ball, in connection with the inaugura tion of Mr. Taft.