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Suggestion of Lolo Man Meets With
Hearty Approval and Committee is
Appointed to Consider Matter and
Make Report-Hortioulturists Have
Interesting Sessions.
Staff Correspondence.
Hamilton, Feb. 10.-As a direct re
sult of a movement' inaugurated to
day by C. M. Allen of Lolo, in an ex
temporaneous address before the Mon
tana Horticultural society, Missoula!
may have one of the greatest apple
shows in the country, with the famous
Bitter Root valley and all of the fer
tile orchards of the western and cen
tral parts of the state to draw upon
for exhibits.
Today Mr. Allen urged upon the
members of the society the importance
of an annual exposition of their prin
cipal product in the light of its educa
tional value and a committee was ap
pointed to consider the idea. The
committee, which was announced at
this evening's session of the society,
has been instructed to confer with the
officers of the Western Montana fair,
with the idea of having the fair and
the apple show held at the same time
in Missoula next fall. The following
were named to have this matter in
charge: J. O. Read and W. B. Sisler,
both of Hamilton, and C. M. Allen of
Tonight Acting President O'Donnell
also announced the society's delegation
to the transmissourl dry farming con
gress at Cheyenne, as follows: George
F. Brooks of Missoula, C. H. Reifen-.
rath of Helena, C. C. Willis of Plains,
W. J. Liedt of Come and Fred White
side of Kalispell. The program for the
evening was opened by W. B. Harlan
of Como, who read 4n interesting pa
per on "The infancy of horticulture in
F. J. Erfert, secretary of the Mis
soula Chamber of Commerce, talked on
S'"Publicity," giving his subject clever
treatment. He said:
Publicity Discussed.
Publicity can be discussed in many
and varied forms, but it would seem
that at this particular time, and on
this particular occasion the discussion
should confine itself to matters con
cerning horticulture, and in this brief
paper we will discuss matters per
taining to western Montana with the
hope that the same ideas can be ap
plied to other localities.
To give proper publicity to western
Montana united action in all common
interests is essential, the cities, towns,
villages, commercial organizations and
individuals must be united in one
common cause to promote and im
prove, and give such publicity of
these facts as will cause other people
and enterprises to cast their lot with
us and assist in making this the best
valley on earth. Our interests are
identical; what will benefit Hamilton
and vicinity is also a direct benefit to
Plains and Missoula. We claim to
have the very best fruit-growing lo
calities, and justly so, but why con
fuse the prospective investor, why
work against each other, why should
one locality say about the other that
they have all the disagreeable winds,
while as a matter of fact this is
quite equally divided? I has
felt just as severe winds from the
Bitter Root valley as ever cani
through Hell Gate canyon, but neither
was a circumstance to what you will
find in the east. You will also hear
discussions on temperature-if per
chance it be a degree warmer in
Plains than Hamilton on a particular
day, that is no criterion that it is al
ways so, because it is not. Our cli
mate in western Montana is not sur
passed by the greatly advertised Cal
ifornia climate as is evidenced al
most daily by old timers coming
back to the land of the red apple and
testifying to the health-giving, brac
ing mountain air of good old Mon
tana. Our interests are such that
some concerted action should be tak
en by the several communities to get
together in their publicity affairs and
avoid duplication of work, and use
less expenditures of money.
Newspapers are among the best
agencies to bring publicity; a newspa
per has a standing in its community
which is immediately recognized by
the newcomer, and if sent freely to
prospective investors will impress
them more forcibly than any other
medium of publicity. Of course l
lustrate4 pamphlets have their place,
but the newspaper should be the fore
runner of all subsequent information.
This has been demonstrated many
times to the satisfaction of those hav
ing had experience in this direction,
It goes without saying that the news
paper will be a correct reflex of the
community in which it exists, and
will, at all times, voice the senti
mants of the people. If we have the
knocker with us (and he is like the
poor) he will make himself felt-if
we have the booster, and we have
many of them, he will make us cheer
ful and happy. It might be fair end
wice to divide our subject, "Public
ity," into two classes, the knock
and the booster, and see what these
two types of people are, and what
character of publicity they i'rdue,
for we all are members of one of
these classes; for instance, the knock
er-he may be a respected citizen In
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In more than one of its details the
work of constructing the tunnel at St.
Paul pass has established a world's
record. Yesterday morning The Mis
soullanl gave in a general way the
figures which represent the remark
able progress which was made in the
tunnel building through the Bitter
Root mountains; these figures are suf
ficiently astonishing to attract atten
tion; they show that there was never
before in the history of engineering
such speed made in the construction
of a tunnel of the size of this as that
which was recorded in the work which
the Winston Brothers company is now
But there are other figures which it
was not possible to give yesterday
morning, and there are yet others
which will not be available for some
time to come, which add to the Im
pressive story told by the measure
ments which record the construction
history of the tunnel at St. Paul pass.
It will be a long time before all the
measurements are made and all of
the calculations are completed, but
the great record stands-a world rec
ord of skill and organization and exe
Yesterday morning it was found,
upon checking up the work that was
finished at 9:42 Tuesday night, that
the alignment of the two sections of
the tunnel was almost absolutely per
fect; the difference on the center was
three-hundredths of a foot-less than
three-eighths of an inch; at the base
of the rails, the difference was only
one-hundredth of a foot; and this in
Albany, Feb. 1.-A bill providing for
the appointment of a commission of
five senators and five assemblymen
to confer with representatives of
other states and territories on the
advisability of a general exclusion act
applicable to Japanese and other na
tionalities was introduced today. If
legislation is deemed advisable after
such conference the bill provides that
the commission shall make recommen
dations to congress. c
San Francisco, Feb. 10.-Paul Pille,
who declares that he is an ablsconding
postmaster from Baldwin, Mass., and
has been in hiding from the federal
authorities for three years, sur
rendered himself to the postoffice offl
cials today. He said that he had be
come tired of his efforts to dodge
the government's pursuit of him.
Pille did not recall the amount of his
Special to The Daily Missoulian.
Wallace, Feb. 10.-Ed Maloney, for
merly employed in the Taft tunnel, was
today granted a decree for damages
in the sum of $15,000 against Winston
Brothers, contractors engaged in build
ing the tunnel. Maloney sustained a
broken leg while working in the tun
nel and brought suit in the district
court for the amount which was
awarded him.
Paris, Feb. 10.-M. Satulle-Abraham
Mendes, the famous French poet and
novelist, who lost his life two days ago
by stepping out of a train before the
cars were clear of a tunnel, was bur
led in this city today with military
and civic honors, but without any re
ligtios ceremony.
New York, Feb. 10.-Louis B. Dutch
er, president of the Hamilton Trust
company of Brooklyn, died today. He
had been for years prominent in re
publican politics.
a tunnel whose actual measurement is
8,750 feet.
In the length of the tunnel driven,
the Montana crew led the Idaho out
fit by 400 feet; the former drove 4,575
feet of the tunnel, and the latter 4,175
feet. As stated in The Missoulian
yesterday morning, the Idaho men
drove their drill through first, but
when the last shot had been fired it
wab the Montana crew that broke
through the wall and stepped out into
the Idaho territory to greet their ri
vals on the other side. The meeting
took place 400 feet across the state
W. E. Dauchy, chief engineer of the
Milwaukee's construction work, re
turned yesterday afternoon from the
tunnel, where he had witnessed the
breaking through. Mr. Dauchy con
firmed the figures which The Missou
lian had given, and added the inter
esting details which are presented this
morning. Mr. Dauchy is naturally
much pleased over the successful com
pletion of the tunnel work; the accu
racy of the work of his department is
one of the notable features of the rec
ord. Combined with the showing
made by the contractors, the entire
record of the St. Paul tunnel sets a
standard that will be hard to follow.
Asked last night for some comment
upon the work, Mr. Dauchy said to a
Missoulian reporter: "The outcome is,
of course, very satisfactory. The rec
ord is good and the results which have
been attained are attributable to the
splendid organization of the forces of
the contracting firm and to the per
feet harmony which has existed from
the start between the engineering de
partment and the contrkctolts."
Helena, Feb. 10.-Thomas Hamby, a
former South Carolinian, was made the
recipient in the federal court here of
what is regarded as the most remark
able sentence on record. Hamby, con
victed on a bigamy charge, was not
only fined $100 and sent to jail for
six months, but also to niarry an In
dian woman. Hamby's first wife,
learning of his marriage to pretty
Mary Labrecht, a Blackfoot maiden,
secured his indictment and then a le
gal separation for herself. Because
of the first marriage, the second was
declared void. Judge Hunt not only
imposed the sentence indicated, but In
structed the marshal to see that it
was carried out immediately, and this
was done, a justice of the peace re
uniting the couple. Hamby made no
Washington, Feb. 10.-Prominent la
bor leaders participated in a "councll
of labor" at the department of conm
merce and labor today. President
Gompers of the American Federation
of Labor and Commissioner Keefe of
the immigration bureau were among
those taking part.
The meeting was called at the in
stance of Secretary Straus.
Bellingham, Wash., Feb. 10.-The lo
comotive drawing the southbound
Great Northern "Owl" train, due in
Seattle early this morning, blew up
today about a mile and a half south
of Mukilteo, killing the fireman and
mortally injuring the engineer. No
passengers were injured.
The train was wrecked and the bag
gage and express car were reduced to
matchwood. The dead:
CARL BLOOM, fireman.
Fatally injured: - Lenna, engi
Senate and Lower House of Congres
Listen to Announcement of Result
of National Election by Vioe Presi
dent Fairbanke-Demoorats and Re
publicans Indulge in Applause.
Washington, Feb. 10.--With simple
but impressive ceremonies, the count
ing of the electoral vote for president
and vice-president occurred at a Joint
session of the senate and house held
in the chamber of the lower body.
William H. Taft of Ohio and James S.
Sherman of New York were officially
declared to be the choice of the people
for the term of four years beginning
March 4 next. The count consumed ex
actly 40 minutes.
Vice President Fairbanks, who pre
sided, announced that applause would
not be permitted. This followed demo.
cratic manifestations over the mention
of the name of William J. Bryan in
connection with the vote of Alabama,
the first state called.
The Taft adherents, nevertheless,
disregarded the admonition and liber
ally applauded the first mention of his
name when the California vote was
Arrival Announced.
Promptly at 1 o'clock Doorkeeper
Lyon announced the arrival of the
"vice president and the senate of the
United States."
The procession moved slowly down
the center aisle and the seats assigned
were at once occupied, the vice presi
dent mounting the rostrum and taking
a position to the right of the speaker.
United States Senators Burrows of
Michigan and Bailey of Texas and
Representatives Gaines of Tennessee
and Rucker of Missouri acted as
tellers. When Senator Burrows an
nounced that Alabama had cast her
full vote of 11 for William J. Bryan
and John W. Kern applause broke out
on the demdcratlc side.
Instantly Vice President Fairbanks
rose and admonished the house. "The
chair is obliged to suggest," said he,
"that all manifestations of applause or
approval are in contravention of the
proprieties of the occasion. They of
fend against the dignity and decorum
of the great transaction now proceed
ing in the presence of the chosen rep
resentatives of the American people.
The chair is confident that a repetition
of this admonition will be unneces
Applaud Anyhow.
Despite the admonition of the vice
president, however, the announcement
that California had cast her vote for
Taft and Sherman, thus mentioning for
the first time the names of the suc
cessful candidates, caused some ap
plause on the republican side.
The republicans again applauded
when Mr. Rucker, one of the tellers,
himself a democrat and from Missouri,
announced that Missouri cast her 18
votes for Taft and Sherman.
When Bailey of Texas, one of the
tellers, called attention to the fact that
the certificate of Wisconsin read that
the vote of that state was for "Wil
liam P. Taft of New York and James
S. Sherman of New York," Mr. Bailey
said that "of course, under 'the con
stitution, it is not permissible for a
state to vote for a candidate for pres
ident and vice president from the same
state, but your tellers perfectly un
derstand that this is a clerical error."
For W. H. Taft.
He explained that the tellers be
authorised to report the vote of Wis
consin as having been cast "for Wil
liam H. Taft, for whom all the other
electoral votes were cast."
There was no objection and the vice
president directed that the vote be re
corded for William H. Taft of Ohio.
The tellers then reported that Wil
liam H. Taft and James S. Sherman
had received 321 votes and that Wil
liam J. Bryan and John W. Kern had
received 162 votes. Only 242 votes
were necessary to elect The vice pres
ident announced that Taft and Sher
man had received more than the re
quisite majority and that this an
nouncement should be "deemed suffi
cient declaration of the persons
elected president and vice president of
the United States each for the term
beginning March 4, 1909, and shall be
entered, together with a list of the
votes, on the journals of the senate
and house of representatives."
The senators then filed out of the
After the return of the senators to
their own chamber the tellers an
nounced the result of the count. The
vice president then made a formal an
nouncement of the result.
On board U. S. S. North Carolina, by
wireless, via New Orleans, Feb. 10.-A
northerly blow this morning was the
first heavy weather encountered by
President-elect Taft and party while
making the trip from Colon to the
Mississippi river aboard the armored
cruiser North Carolina and Montana.
On the whole, the weather has been
unusually pleasant.
Indianapolis, Feb., 10.-The senate
today, by a vote of 25 to 18 adopted
the majority report recommending the
passage of the Brolley bill permitting
Sunday baseball. The bill had already
passed the house.
4 .
Washington, Feb. 10.-Following
close upon the discovery that Senator
Philander C. Knox could not, without
violating ai provision of the constitu
tion of the United States,. accept the
state portfolio in the Taft cabinet, the
senate today took prompt action to re
move the constitutional objection. Sen
ator Hale introduced a resolution
which was referred to the committee
on judiciary providing that the salary
of the secretary of state be reduced
from $12,000 to $8,000, the figures at
which it stood before it was increased
along with those of all other cabinet
officers two years ago.
In view of this resolution, Assis
tant Attorney General Russell held
that if congress restores the salary
Philadelphia, Feb. 10.-A ten-minute
windstorm of almost tornado propor
tions struck the upper part of Dela
ware and southeastern Pennsylvania
this afternoon, causing the death of
one man and a child and doing much
damage in the narrow path it made
through the two states.
In Philadelphia the roof of the
Blockley Baptist church was blown off,
and one of the heavy timbers struck
Robert G. Weightman, who was so
badly injured that he died. The storm
did considerable other damage in this
city, blowing the roofs off dosens of
houses. An unidentified child about 11
years of age was rolled into a culvert
in West Philadelphia and drowned.
Philadelphia, Feb. 10.-Committees
representing the Christian league of
Philadelphia and the state and county
federation of Catholic societies, called
on Mayor Reyburn today and protest
ed against permitting the opera "Sa
lome" to be produced tomorrow night.
The mayor told the committee that he
doubted his power to stop the perfor
Albi, France, Feb. 10.-A double ex
ecution was carried out publicly in
Albl today. An immense crowd was
present. There was considerable op
position to the execution and during
the night a crowd of workmen, who
paraded through the streets, sang
revolutionary songs and cried, "Down
with the executioners."
Seoul. Korea, Feb. 10.-Prince Ito,
the Japanese resident general in Korea,
left Chumpol today for home on board
the cruiser Adsuma. The prince has
been seriously ill here and is return
ing to Japan to recuperate. An im
mense crowd gathered to bid him
Pensacola, Fla., Feb. 15.--Wllliam J.
Bryan in a speech here last night said:
"The country does not hope for a
revision of the tariff at the hands of
the present congress. The reason is
that the republicans cannot afford to
lower the tariff, for every man who
has a schedule has contributed to
their campaign fund and must be pro
tected. It is true that the contribu
tions to the national fund were pub
lished, but moneys received by the
congressional fund were so tainted
that the republicans dared not publish
them even after the election."
that case falls outside the purpose of
the law and is not within the law.
Mr. Russell said:
"An examination of commentaries
on the constitution and of the debate
on the convention which framed It
leaves no doubt that the purpose and
the sole purpose of paragraph 2, sec
tion 6, article 1, was to destroy the ex
pectation of a representative or sena
tor might have that he would enjoy
the newly created office or the newly
created emoluments.
"The reason why the framers of the
constitution sought to destroy that
perhaps was to prevent the vote of
the representative or senator from
being Influenced by it.
"In my opinion, therefore, the case
presented falls outside of the purpose
of the law and is not within the law."
I)enver, Colo., Feb. 10.-In an effort
to destroy herself, Miss Violet Brierly,
aged 28, step-daughter of R. A. Pow
ell, leaped from a window on the sixth
floor of the Mining Exchange building
today and landed on the stone pave
ment below. Fifteenth street, where
the spectacular attempt at suicide oo
curred, was thronged with people at
the time, and the body struck the
pavement in the midst of horrified
spectators. The girl was picked up
unconscious but still breathing and
carried into the building and surgical
aid summoned. In the pocket of Miss
Brierly's coat was found a note di
recting that communication should be
had with "C. M. W., a civil engineer,"
in case of her death.
Miss Brierly died at the hospital
about two hours later.
Miss Brierly had been engaged to
G. M. Wood, a student at the state
agricultural college at Fort Collins,
Colo. She had not heard from him in
several weeks, and brooding over this
fact is supposed to have been the
cause of Miss Brlerly's suicide.
New York, Feb. 10.-The barking of
a collie dog owned by Cresto Giolito,
proprietor of the Hotel del Europe, on
West Ninth street, probably saved the
lives of the dozen guests who were
asleep in the hotel when the fire
broke out in the basement early today.
Glolito, who slept on the second floor
with his wife and three children, was
awakened by the dog barking. He
found the hotel filled with smoke. An
alarm was sent in and the fire
checked. Several of the guests were
overcome by smoke and had to be car
ried to the street.
Boise, Idaho, Feb. 10.-The count'
local option bill was passed by the
senate today by a vote of 17 to 6. The
bill differs in many respects from the
local option bill passed by the house.
A committee of the whole of the house
today recommended the passage of the
Parsons direct primary bill.
Olympia, Wash., Feb. 10.-By a peti
tion unanimously adopted in the house
today, the governor is asked to inform
Secretary of State Bacon that the
legislature will not require Japanese
attending the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
exposition to give bond for their re
turn to their native land.
Salem. Ore., Feb. 10.-Senator
Hailey's anti-Japanese resolution was
defeated in the senate today when the
majority report of the resolutions com
mittee was accepted.
nInsen of Roosevelt, INMettU
Stanton Brings Abut a O oan'gL
Sentiment and, Depite Sier
by Johnson, the Lower Hone B.
lots to Kill Objeotionable Measros.
Sacramento, eb. 10.-YIelding to
the pressure brought to bear by Pres
Ident Roosevelt and Governor Gll1etL
the Californla assembly retired from
its previous position on the aaut
Japanese matters today by reeasider
ing the former vote on the eegratklm
of Japanese students in the puble
schools and finally rejecting the imess
ure by a vote of 41 to 3i. An effort
by the supporters of the bill furtbr
to reconsider was lost by a tie vote,
and the assembly Is now clear of any
anti-Japanese measure objected to by
the national administration. The Sght
for the suppression of the bil was
won only after many hours of heat"t
debate on the floor.
The struggle started at 10:3 o'cloek
in the morning, on the presenatsion o
a resolution by Assemblyman J. P.
TraRsue of Los Angeles, afflrming the
right of the state to govern' its
schools, but withdrawing the Jape
nese segregation measure becauol of
the president's objections to it, sad
lasted until 4 o'clock in the afternoom,
when Grove L. Johnson's motion fur
their to reconsider was defeated on a
tie vote of 38 to 88.
Still in Senate.
The school bill is still to be cenrid
ered in the senate, having bees pre
sented there by Senator A. Camanstti,
but there is little chance that the
measure will be approved when
brought up.
"I am highly pleased with the ae
tion of the senate today," said Gover
nor Glllett. "The east has been deep
ly concerned in the measures pending
here, and I feared if the anti-Japa
nese legislation were pressed at this
time it would have a disastrous et
The anti-Japanese forces in the as
sembly were led today by Grove L.
Johnson, author of the segregation
bill, on which the flght hinged, and
Louis W. Julillard, democratic floor
leader, while the opposition was di
rected by Transue and Richard A.
Melrose. Transue's resolution openeu
the debate and the fight was really
made on this measure, the recon.id
eration motion not being put until
there had been a lengthy argument
Johnson repeated his defiance of the
president, and called upon the assem
bly to "stand by Its guns." He was
answered by Transue and Melrosea
every phase of the question being re
Foreed to Vote.
Transue suddenly withdrew his reso
lution and the fight centered om the
reconsideration motion, presented b!
Walter Leeds of Los Angeles. Thi
was finally forced to a vote and was
carried, 48 to 34. The roll call on the
bill itself immediately followed, and
it was rejected by a vote of 41 to ST.
Johnson was at once on his feet with
a motion to reconsider, which was put
to a vote and resulted 38 to 8, and
the motion was lost.
Governor Gillett said tonight that
the next matter to be taken up. by
the assembly would be the propeosd
appropriation of $10,040 for the eon
piling of a census of Japanese In (l
Ifdrnla. He said that if from the data
so gathered it were found nseoary
to do so, congress would be urged to
enact an Asiatic exclusion measure.
Japan Is Piedged.
"Under the agreement between
Japan and our government," soid
Governor Gillett, "the former is
pledged to restrict immigration so
much as possible. If Japan had
grounds for abrogating this arrange
ment and decided in view of unfriend
ly acts upon the part of the Califor
nia legislature to remove these re
strictions upon the emigration of her
people, all our ports would be open to
the latter. If then, we went before
congress and asked the east for sup
port for a general Asiatic exclusles
law, the latter might advance the ad- "
verse argument that we had the sit
uation well in hand at one timeq
through federal negotiation, and lost
our advantage by acts of our egisla
ture against the wishes of the presi
dent and secretary of state."
Telegrams Sent.
Washington, Feb. 10.-A telegram
from Governor Gillett of California to
President Roosevelt, notifying him
that the anti-Japanese school bill had
been killed, was given out at the
White House tonight, along with an
other from the president to Mr. Gil
lett, congratulating that offlcial and
all others who aided him upon the re
suit accomplished.
Charleston, W. Va., Feb. 10.-Theo
dore Alvord, legislative agent of the
anti-saloon league, was before the sen
ate investigating committee today to
answer to the charge that he gave as
interview stating that liquor men used
$110,000 in the senate last year to de
feat prohibition and that they have a
million this year. Alvord denled the

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