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G. 0; P." SENATORS IN WASHING TON WANT NO COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENTS. Washington, Jan. 1O.-.Efforts by democratic senate leaders to make an agreement with thie republican forces for,a joint committee to go over Pres ident Taft's recept appointments and select those that should be confirmed immediately by the senate, met with failure today. The. attempt at a compromise- was the result of a meeting of the special committee appointed by the democratic caucus in December to -evolve a me thod of handling the hundreds of ap pQintments that have been sent in by the president since December 2. Demo cratic leaders informally proposed to the republicans today that five mem bers be selected by each party, to take up the task of "weeding out" the pend Ing nominations. A number of re publicans were called together to con sider the proposal and promptly re jected it. Will Renew Fight. The outcome of the failure at com promise will be a renewal of the figh't between the two parties next week. It is expected that an executive ses eion of tie senate will be .held Tues day or Wednesday. The' republicans then will insist` that the nominations be taken up in their regular order and that no discrimination be shown against any of the Taft appointments. A democratic caucus will be held tomorrow to determine what action shall be tdken. *Republica'h senators declased today there would be no attempt to fili buster aghinst the democrats or to keep the senate in continuous legis lative session, but that an attempt would be made at once to force an issue with the democrats as to the procedure upon the yarious appoint -ments. "To submit the question of nomina tions to a committee would require the holding of a republican caucus," said Senator Smoot tonight. "That was not practicable and we concluded for that and other reason that the preferable plan was to allow the nominations to come before the dntire senate in the usual way. We shall insist that the calendar be taken up in the order in which the nomina tions appear." The refuisal of the republicans to makp any cotipromise upon Taft 'ap Dpolnnt'ots '-ti~ i-have the effect of haitM. t.hie ce&ise. that the democratic lead.4 Fha 4 peda to ,sppor.t to con firsb es'm A i .st4ih iplomatic ap HIS IHOSTEIRY IS BURNED (Continued Prom Page One) ence hotel was on fire. Kelley ran out of the back door, saw the flames in the sample room and hurried into the office to tell Clerk Coleman. On the way he met a man 'whom he sent to ring the alarm. 'Kelley told Cole man of the fire, and the clerk at once rang all the bells in the house'. Kelley then hurried into the saloon. There he found Warren Shopp polishing the bar. "The room behind you is all afire," Kelley shouted, and Schopp at once began to gather up the books and the cash. Next door the fire's Paul Re vere routed out Frank Keith, who was working on his books, Woman Rescued. By this time the fire department had arrived, and smoke was pouring from the windows on the third floor, while the whole rear ehd of the building was ablaze. As the fire truck dashed up the gathering crowd discovered a woman leaning from a smoking wvin dow on the third floor. "Don't jump," a score of voices 'shouted, but the woman, Miss Madge Bradley, an em ployo in the hotel, was cooler than any in the crowd, and only smiled as the leaned from the window for a breath of fresh air. A ladder was quickly hoisted, and though its top was several' feet below the window sill, Miss Bradley stepped out on a narrow :ornice and started 'o descend. A fire man cautioned her to go back until he could get into the room and help her from above. She coolly clambered ALBERTA The Price of Beef . Nigh se is the prie of attle. For the utPov (Western Canads).was 'rve Many of these sranches today are i mensegrain fields. and the csttle hsvs given plsce to the cultivation of wheaoat l and flax. the change sands of era these plains, wealthy the rice S rinthe newer districts nd o atnd ý .. " dl t '?"yqýYac~i~aysll s x it,-. . }. . K'ý".. .ý 1}. - Af .:ý d..ý, l .'~kkFI ;, .n ,YAay ''~,"Naý`týkr '5, , ,~s , . .. ?" °"i "F,ý"aý?:.,"..t ý+s .c y'" c` t . ? `'ý'}}... ý ';.r," Y<Es y Rgý3a+ €.` } r"Aw :z back, and when the fireman had joined her, stepped out again and climbed down to the ground. At the north end of the building two men, A. K. Goldman, a traveling sales man, and W. D. Wilson of Hamilton, a cripple, were helped from a second story window by firemen with a lad der. They were the only guests in their rooms when the fire broke out, and they were in danger only from the smoke. With Chief Loffness leading and 'di recting the attack, the firemen began. their fight against the flames. When. they arrived the fire had alreadyv spread over the third floor and wadi beginning to break through to th. story below. - Several streams of water were quickly thrown on the building from t.e front and rear, and within an hour it was evident that the fire. would be kept from the Eddy black. For half an hour longer the flames swept through the hotel, and when at last they had been extinguished the two upper floors had been burned clean and the lower floor was flooded with water that dripped from the ceil ings. Total Loss. Fire Chief Loffness, who Is ex-officlo building inspector, declares that the hotel is unsafe, and will have to be torn down. Mr. McLeod, head of the Hammond interests here, was not sure last night what would be done. "We ,will have a competent architect exam ine the ruins, and if the building can be remodeled we will fix it up in the spring. If it can't, I am not sure what! we will do. We haven't made any plans yetL" Sensational 8t.ries. ..y : .tor.Js of the fire were ex tre'niely sensational. Guests were pic ttited rcinifig out of the tlamlhig hotel in their llightgowns, and it was stated that i0 or 60 people were -gotten out only after many difficulties. As a matter of fact only half a dozen peo ple were in the upper stories of the building at the time, and only one exit even bordered on the sensational, The one thrilling .experience was that of W. D. Wilson of Hamilton. This man was confined to his bed, and was res cued only by merest chance. A. K. Goldman, who helped him out, tells the story: "I had been out on the streets for a couple of hours before, the fire broke out, and at 10:30 had returned to.my room. I had just taken off 7y coat and shirt so that I might wash when I heard the fire truck run past. I looked out of the window, but! didn' see anything, and went back.! Suddehly I smelled smoke in the air and opened the hall door. The wave of smoke that rushed in almost knocked me down. I remembered that there was no fire escape in my rooem and could see that the elevator was out of reach, so I crept on my hands and knees to the other room. I looked out of the window and saw that there was no fire escape, and Was just turn ing back when I stumbled over a man who was lying on the floor. I asked him what had happened and he said, 'I don't know,' in a stupified sort of way, as if the smoke had already made hinm unconscious. I didn't know that he was a cripple, and thought that he must be drunk, but I dr.fgged him back to my room and stuck his head out of the window. A ladder came be fore long and we got down. That fel low in the other room was lucky that I happened to go in, for he surely would have suffocated if I hadn't." Of mock-heroic exploits there were many, but none 'more amusing than that of Tommy Stevenson. Tommy and other representatives of the Swift companies remembered, after the fire had gotten 'well started, that all the records were in Tommy's room on the second floor of the building. The cou ple found a ladder and up into the smoke Tommy swarmed. He hopped into the room, and in a minute reap peared, blinding his eyes from the smoke. He held a heavy suitcase, and without looking hurled it from the window squarely on the deby bat of his associate, who was a few feet below him. The lucky scaler "accor dioned" into a foot of space so that the next suitcase flew over his head. "There was only one thing In con nection with today's fire that I care to make any comment about," said Fire Chief Loffness last evening after he had left the ruins in charge of two watchmen who were to remain on '"ty all night in the building. "While I appreciate the willingness displayed I v iverybody to assist us in the f'ght. ing there . was too much assistance forced upon us today and as a result it was very difficult to maintain any kind of organization in the work. An inatnace of this was when we got the ladders out to bring down the won'an ftrom the third story. ;A big crowd rushed ito and grabbed the la 'ders and started them up the wall wrong end firsts While there was no real danger to the woman at the time, there might have been necessity for great haste, and this caused a loss of about five minutes of time. "Tbe tire wais hard to fight because it had spread over such an area hIfore discovered. 'Ihen it was sor concealh ed that it was hard to reach. I vestig:a tion shows little question as to the or ;gin. Hot ashes or something started the blaze ill the old elevator .haft that runs through the kitchen. The draft through this carried the flames up r erd'to the attic, where they spread a"'a.ur.d through the dry timoers, a!urst ink forth on every side all at once. We had plenlty of water, :s there'. were soot: 10 line, of hose, abotut 5,000 feet in all, strung to the block. The pres sure was fine as soon us it was tulrn.ied on direct fromn the high line main. \AWe had no need of the steamer at any time. "It was the heavy f're wa\'ll-the nl-th wall of the hotel part of thie blttck which extends up through the roof-that made it possible to save the Eddy block. We chopped holes in the roof along this wall and put four streams at work backing the fire away. This caused the flooding of Kohn's and Price's stores, but it saved the rest of the block with lpractically no damage. "The boys all worked hard today and I give thqm credit for splendid vwork. The volunteers regularly em ployed also did splendidly. Things might have resulted muchll worse, but for their efforts." A Bit of History. The lorence hotel block was fin ished in 1889 and the first lessees were Chaney and Stevens. After a short time Mr. Chaney became the sole proprietor and has remained in charge] of the hotel continuously. Under his management the place has always been one of the most popular host leries in the west . Its dining room became famous all over the country and all of the old-time traveling men were fond of the place. During its history many noted guests have stopped at the Florence, among those of more recent years having been General Merritt of the department of the Dakotas, James A. Garfield, when secretary of commerce and . labor; James Wilson, when secretary of agrl culture, and Colonel Roosevelt. The destruction of. the hotel will bring regret to many. H. A. Bisbee of the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph company had two arteries sevcrcd in his hand dur ing the fire. lie was going upstairs to get the telephone from Hurry Chancy's private office, when a heavy piece of glass fell through the elevator shaft and glanced sideways to cut his hand. Several stitches closed the wound. The Kohn Jewelry company moved stock twice yesterday; first from the Eddy block to the Paxton block and then to the First National tIank block. Two moves are as bad as a fire, says Mr. Kohn. A. D. Price's stock never looked bigger than it did yesterday after noon, heaped on the floor of the Forbis building on East Cedar street. A traveling man was overhead to say yesterday afternoon: "1 was sit ting ill miy room01 in the Florence hotel when a brave fire laddie crashed through the window, trlrode to the middle of the room, raised his axe and with a mighty blow split thie II brary table in two and then dashed out of the room." "Where in thunder did they put the suitcases?" an anxious-eyed young mnan was inquiring through stores and offices yesterday afternoon. A $10 dresser was being lowered from the second-story window and Il transit knocked a hole in a $200 plate glass window on the first floor. A ghastly ruin was the Florence hotel last night. That horrible smell of drowned embers hung over every thing, and from the dark interior of the lobby that was so warm and cheerful 24 hours beforb caIne the dreary drip of water upon the tiled floor. A couple of unfortunate fire men prowled through the wreck of the old hotel and the ruined room that was once Oweli Kelley's poolhall. Tile outside of the building looks cold and forbidding with a ghostly sheeting of ice from top to bottom. It is a real wreck. CHILD SCALDED TO DEATH. Miles City, Jan. l0.--(Special.) Vera Elizabeth, a four-year-old dughter of Mr. and Mrs. Goldsmith of Milwaupark, east of here, was scalded to death yesterday evening. She was playing tug-of-war with a boy playmate, each pulling the end of a stick, and her hold slipped, the fall throwing her into a 'boiler of hot water - AMUNDSEN VISITS. New York, Jan. 10.-Raold Amund sea, discoverer of the south pole, ar rived today for an extended visit to this country. At quarantine Ainund aen was welcomed by a committee of Scandinavian Americans. On Wednes. day next a reception in his honor will be given. NEWS IS DISIORIED BY DEMOCRATIC PAPERS (Continued From 1'ag ()e) (Igogett of Broad\:iwt,.r. 'rho solid democratic vote, and lthl, majority of the republican vote whais ý': 't to sustain the ' ruling of the tch!ir. This ef fectually disposed of the matter. Unappreciated Courtesy. It will be observed that there is a distinct difference bt-tie.,'n the two motio.nsoffered'by Annin. In the first motion it was provided thai the speak er himself should apptiint a co'mmitteel on committees. In thl la:tter Annin motion the appolntment of this com mitte.e was distinctly It't.ild in the hands of the house itself. The first motion was, as its readingl very clearly indicates, designed to ,imalairrass the speakcr just as little is possible. It is true tilf actual nminiit iof the en tire. list of committei s of thle house was to be taken out If his iantdsi. but it was so worded Itlht t'h splenker might have the prit oife iIf naminng the conmmittee which ' mhail do this work for the house. No such spirit of courtesy was mani!fstted bIy the democrats in tile, I:al ii nal house of representatives w\hein tile power to ap point the committees of that house was by them taken away from Speak er Cannon. The Annu'n motion was based upon the highest of all dm.mlcratle party precedents. First, tile precedemnt set yiv tile democrats in control of the last national henls'e ,f representatives; second, the pre.ed'iuit afforded by the decision of the I.,mnerats who are to he in control of 1Ite next Utnited States senate, ailnd !t, the precedent set by the diet eHr;itie state senators but a few days sinll,, and who are in control of the de.nmoratic state senate in Montana. ulrely tihere was not the slightest o.casilin for tile progres sives to prestllle tlitt tile delmocrat.c majority in the houlise wvOllld not cher fully acquiesc.' in tlhe prorposal for the application of stlnlld democratic doc trine to tlhe gttv'lrnment of that body. 'ITh progressivs ilmay not fairly be presumed to hae\. lhought otherwise, unless it be assentttl to that they had knowledge that majhrity of tilhe hiou'se dmolnctrats wo\\uld be disloyal to tone of their highest party principles. Conferences. In the interio IhetIween Montlay'i lad ournlellnt of the ihouse, and its con veninlg Tue'sd:lty itrni ng. IKirschwiltg ,of t'ascade canlte II t'rippen, one oIf the progressveo floor Ilolers, asking for a 'tonference w'ilth Irlty, democerat, of Lewis and (lark\, looking to a. pla.n which would i\le' lhe progressives aull opening to ren'lli'\V It. i nItlotin for a coll mittee on (conltllill, si . In tile confter ence whitli follo,.ed between those three, it was a'iretd that Day shoulhd at an aplpropriht minomnt nn the fol towing mnorning', ofifer ai motion to re consider the Il' i'li l 1,y which tiii' rules otf the lpre.'din't iss.emitly had beien adopted. 'Thi's motion, if passed, would have pr lr idl the opening in tended. ()it T11ouesda y Inmolrning I)lay sent the motion .iirieed uponi in writ ing to thel slpaker's desk. The speaker qtuietly requested the pres once of Iray atl Ill, desk. This was followed very sloon after by a mnotion from Diay for a 1r:re..eSs, which Imotion prevailedi. ltpakier Maclonald had Crlppen. Daiy anil Kirschwing In conference, arl tsought to have the movement for a nn olmittee on comn mittees ;a.tiiltionit'I The' assulrances which he ithhi oitl wire not eonlsil 'ered satisfaitiry by the three inmem bers, anti the confeirence waits brought to a close. During the satll day there were various conference.'s between the pro gressive ltalers and the Ilay-Kir.ich wing elencnlt of so-called platform democrats. It was not, however, until the following morning that the progressives werl, given to under stand by ithl'se di'nocrats who hadl promised not only aid in securing a committee on committees, but had guarante.ed suhl leadership on the floor of the house as would have made that result practically certain, that the matter was all off. Inducements? When the progressives learned- that the platform democrats had flunked, and were going to lay down, abjectly, they determined to carry on their part for right principles for the gov ernment of the house Without respect to the attitude of other members. 'Whether the leaders of the platform democrats were induced to abandon the fight by reason of assurancee as to committee aBelgnmtelt@, or whether the pleas of the nmehalne politicians LET THIS STORE SERVE YOU THROUGH THE PARCEL POST. FREE INSURANCE ON ORDERS AMOUNTING TO $5 OR MORE. yOUR overcoat, with empha sis on the "your," is here if you have not already gotten it. Not a few garments in duplicate or similar models---smart, roomy ulsters, overcoats, with detachable leather lin ings, swell fur-lined coats and good de pendable fur coats, many novelties that B no one else can show you-- every standard model, too. And they're priced your way---any price you care to pay, $13.50, $15, $18, $20, $22.50, $25, $30, $35 and up to $90. M ACKINAW coats ---you see hun dreds of them worn this season--- ' are here too. Plain dark colors or lively fancy patterned affairs in bright colors. All-wool, warm ' and wearable, $5, $6.50, $8, $10. W ARM caps, good warm gloves, good warm socks, good warm flannel shirts and Wool-Worth underwear are here aplen ty---no need of a man complaining of the cold with this store right at hand to supply every cold weather need. Get a $5.00 Hat Free! How? Come here and buy a suit of clothes or an overcoat at $15.00 or more and get the hat with our compliments. You choose the hat yourself-any Stetson, Knox, Won derfelt or Montana hat in the store. This offer is made to induce men who have never worn it to give M. M. Co. Clothing a trial and old customers are privileged to take advantage of it, too. of both the old ilprtie were stuiff'l o'et to that tnd, nmutters little or nothing at all, in any conslderation to be given as to the motive of the progressives, whoso lositioln in ttlo entire tilttcr was consistent anld opeon and iabove blard. It is a fact known to all \twho wevre ahlnt the legislative halls and In the hotel Iobbhies. dltring Thuriday :nt11 T'hurtdny night, that such ( inhill i republitnn i Icetlers as Senalltor Johnny! iidwards and ltepreecntitive EIiil, werte workting jllqt Ia ant 'voly to break up the ,omtlnllittiec-o-mohnititt tees mvement, t t a wire iellnatori Whites:de and Callhvey, and Speakler liacl)D.naid iand his lieiutenants. SNot only so, but every lobbidest of whatso ever alleged political brand, \whose services could I h enlisted, wits brouxht Into tlihe game.. It will be of interest, also, in this connetliinl, to re. ",i lih f:-t that em.isnrites clatim in1 toli reprtr i'it Speatker Maottiionnht Ilp'ýo:i,.F d the progressives '.tuesday i:'ht with al l usigi t stion that sail'l f:i:tlr)y ornTn-ilttort assignmtentO i Wiltl a given thei,. if thri.v wouldl drop lthe whole mutter. Motions Different. AttentLion has ben called to a dif ference in the wording oif the twlo Annin motions. The Itst motion of fered put the namlling of tlhe t r enll rnittee on comminitttees ill the h:and of the house itself. The first inotion gave that authority to tbhe sletier. Thlle change was mltadoe at the ret'i(tet of qlut .^ a Illllnller it the platifirm democrats, who declared it to he lheir beliet that the anqlintml ni' of the coninittttee onil eotlllltters by the :pletker, ats providled in the origtinal Anin mnotion, would not rolheve the a'taition in which they found them selves, but that, to the contrary, the power of the spltakter w\tould only ihe apparently transferred to thrnee demo cratsa who would he his personal friends Iantd tldhelrents, and permit of the pacjing of the c.onltittees in the interests of the dlernmratlc tmac hitle. This Is a plain, recital of the h's tory of this whole contes.t, andl not all the misrepresenltationsii of the cor piorationl press or the staito will he sufficient stui(t -.essfullly to distort or supprcess the truth of what is here set down. Had tihe protgressives ien stc eesN ful they woild hav'e put it in the rpower of the boasted pilt tIfr i demollt crats in the house, If they are in the majority in their party Int. tihat tiidy, to have. provided an etrfeeual way In which the platform pledges of their party could have heen enacted into lawiv so far ts the hliouse was cion corned. In the senate the pIlatformn democratls, acoitrding to their loudly accrltlnloid state.rilcents, hatd tliietn vie torltus int securing ia majority of a similar committen e on committleos in that body. Therefore, success'in the housne would have mlteant joinlt con trol by the platforn denmocrats of the committees In both houses. If there was any honesty whatever of their profession of loyalty to the platform upon which they were elected, these platform democrats in the legislature, could have, and would have, redeemed every promise made to the people of this state, and upon which they were elected. The lay-down of the house platform democrats broke the hack of that element in, the Thirteenth as sembly so far as control of the work of the session goes. The responsi billty is theirs. They are welcome. to it. LOS ANGELES STORY STRENUOUSLY DENIEO 'wln th ll e l'hl ,n, Jn.n. 10 --(Ro al.) Th story from in .1 :eh A leo' yes'tier idtly alhging the salt- ofi a girl tl in ed iv: l\'l l 1 l(ellill 1ih n but 7 ,,l ars oili t n t I ravo'lting yy i' llt i by tih' stoy o not, which i;i vcry IIIlch ldoubted. It ostll ce1rt:111 y 'was not tho stnalt orplhl's home from whichh tlho hlhd wtns obtained. Th, eiexoative Ihourd wVIii lit seission hler- toiay, It bitin the regu.tnr mithly etiniti and In rmtponiee to ttinirlits thin htourd iitde Ia ruT go )li sm ittalll ll on'l of tllt reo.l)rrl of thf o ilstlitution witllut ri v,-:tlig not trty of a i. 't n l ll Imlllatel bI the lianme of .Mitchli ill. Chronic Constipation Cured. 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