Newspaper Page Text
THE BACKWARD CHILD IN
THE MONTANA SCHOOLS Superintendent Nye Presents Some Ideas To Assembled Teachers---I. D. O'Don nell Discusses Agriculture Study (Special to The Gazette.) Jc BOZEMAN, Dec. 30.-All the ses- f sions of the State Teachers' associa tion through the day today were at. the agricultural college. The opening hour had been set for 9 o'clock but E it was much later when the session was called to order by President1 Condon. The program was opened! with a piano quartet from Grieg, by Misses Hartman, Hollier, Schu macher and Bancroft of the college. 1 The general topic of the forenoon was "How to Eliminate Waste and Conserve the Interest of All the Chil dren." Superintendent L. E. Mille-' gan of the Montana School for the, Feebleminded, Deaf and Blind spoke' for the defective classes. Superintendent Ward H. Nye of Billings discussed the problem of the backward child in the schools. He described the Batavia and Princeton plans and approved some method by which the more lbackward pupils could receive separate instruction or be taken through the grades at a slower pace. This address started some lively discussion, which was opened by Su perintendent Burger of Miles City and continued by Superintendent Cun ningham of Bozeman. Young of Butte., Bramble of Phillipsburg and Mr. I. D. O'Donnell of Billings. The issue was on the policy of segregating the bright students and on the hastening of promotions. After a brief but very entertaining talk on story-telling by' Mr. Wyohe the company adjourned to the Agricultural hall, where the out of-town guests to the number of nearly 200 were served with lunch in the home science, rooms by the col lege girls under the directions of Miss Harkins, the professor of domes tic science. This lunch was one of the popular events of the convention and was a splendid advertisement of the domestic science department's work.. I. D. O'Donnell of Billings present ed the first paper of the afternoon at the session of the higher education department. His subject was "What the high school can do for the best interests of the pupil from the farm, and in preparation for the farm." At the close he summed up the substance BELIEVED YOUNG GIRL WAS POISONED BY HER RIVAL LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29.-In the bhelief that her t8-year-old daughter,[ Bessie May Priest, was poisoned, Mrs. Jennie Priest has asked the dis trict attorney to investigate the death of the young woman, which occurred, in Glendale on Christmas eve, after an illness lasting 20 days. It is alleged by the mother that Miss Priest was engaged to Harry Sayres, a Newark (N. J.) millionaire's son, and she had a rival in the per son of a woman whose identity is being concealed. Search is being! made for this woman. Five physicians who attended Miss Priest during her last illness agreei that her death was due to poisoning. Two diagnosed :l-r malady as pto maine poisoning, si third as arsenic poisoning and others have not ven tured an opinion. It has been learned that Miss Priest was the guest of her supposed rival at a dinner in a. restaurant and that she became violently ill immediately afterward. In her delirium she con stantly accused the woman with whom she had dined and during lucid periods she exhibited letters from Mr. Sayres in which he is alleged to have warned her against her alleged rival, though givin- no reason for his fears. Mr. Sayrce is in Arizona. TUCSON, Ari. D)ec. 29.-Efforts today to locate Hlarry Sayres, who was reported from Los Angeles to bI, in Aravaca, Ariz... t the present time. have proven in , ailing. The tele TURKISH MINISTRY RESIGNS IN A BODY Threats and Intrigues in Chamber Cause Downfall of New Govern ment-Appeal to Military. CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 9.--The whole Turkish cabinet resigned Inst night following the resignation of Hil ml Pashn, grand vizier, who withdrew from the ministry early in the day. It is reported that serious conflicts have occurred at Bagdag, but this is not offclally confirmed. The immediate cause of Hilmi Pa sha's resignation is not known. It is believed that the committee of union and progress decided upon a change in the ministry because they regarded the accusations against the former grand vizier, Kiamil Pasha, un just. The grand vizier's resignation, it is understood, was due to intrigues against him in the chamber and to the threats by the committee of union and progress to engmeer a parliamentary vote of want of confidence. Reports hint at a military appro priation, possibly Kwith General Schef ket Pasha as Hil;. Pasha's successor. of it in a few compact sehtences as follows: "To save the nation, we must not neglect her agriculture, and as agri- e, culture is the largest single educa- c tional interest in the country it a should be taught in the public schools' and especially in the high school. le Let the industrial department be a s' part of every high school, with its course adapted to its special local; A conditions; make it the people's col- c lege. More money must be spent on F the farm pupils if *we are to be just o to them, to give them a fair chance. Special courses should be provided n for those who can not 'stay for the e full four years or who can only come t in the winter. Education should be 0 kept practical: students must do n things with their own h,and-. Give as ii much variety and attractiveness to the school work as possible. Invite 1 in speakers from the higher institu- n tions, and successful business and I professional men to address the stu- i dents. Encourage athletics, literary entertainments, spelling matches, con versational hours, build up the library and set the students to reading. Get away from the machine system." Mr. O'Donnell's paper was discussed by M. D. E. Fish of the Beaverhead county high school and President J. M. Hamilton of the, agricultural col lege. President Hamilton spoke very enthusiastically of the coming of agri culture into the secondary schools, which he said was certain and close at hand. He announced that the col lege would assist in starting the work in any high school. The primary department was occu pied with the subject of teaching reading. Papers were read by Miss Kremer and Superintendent Cunning ham of Bozeman and Superintendent Young of Butte. The city and county superintend ents met together in a very pleasant I session. Superintendent Jennings of 1 Livingston read a paper on the rela tion of a superintendent to his corps of teachers, and Mrs. Morse of Bill ings read one on the function of edu cation which she defined as to train boys and girls to make the most of themselves. The department of superintendents elected officers as follows: W. E. Harmon, president; Miss Orpha Noble of Lewistown. secretary. phone line, the only means of com munication from Avaraca. is down and all that has been learned here is that there is a wealthy young man now stopping in Avaraca in pursuit of health and that a man named George Sayres is a customs office line rider stationed there. Starving Man Dies While Being Served Eighty Years of Age He Appealed to Restauranteur, Saying He Had Not Eaten in Dayi. NEW\\ YORK, Dec. 28.--As Samuel ! Leiberman was going over' his ac counts at the desk in his lunch room yesterday he glanced up to.see a for lorn and tattered old man with white beard and hair looking " him ap pealingly. He asked wh. - was wanted. The visitor, who yoked as if he might be 80 year. 'old, asked if he1 could have some coffee and bread as he had not eaten in several days and ilt he could not hold out much longer. Leiberman motioned him to a seat at the first table and told a waiter to ibring some hot chicken soup and cof fee. The old man muttered his thanks and as the waiter put the soul) before him,. uttered a cry, threw up his arms and fell backward on the floor. A physician was summoined and said the maln died of staryation. WHEN WE MOVE TO CAN.ADA. NEW YORK, Dec. 28.-- Expressing the conviction that within the next 511 years the surplus population of then United States will be forced to mi grate to Canada. James Domnville. of St. .ohlls, . II.. member of the Cana dian senate, now in New York. last night discussed political conditions in C(anada. mIr. Donmville predicted that Canada would become a great empire. TRAIN WRECKED. TRACEY, Cal., Dec. 28.--The nofth Ibound Owl train from mos Angeles to San Francisco on the Southern Pa cific was wrecked at Halley, a small station four miles from here, today. Three sleepers left the track and two o)f theim were overturned. Passengers in the overturned cars were rescued through the windows and none was injured. According to a report mad,. by the train crew the wreck wa. aolused by a broken rail. DICKINSON RESIGNS. NEW YORK. Dec. 2.--(harles ( I)ickinson resigned the presidency o1f Sthe ('arnegie Trust company today be cause of poor health and a desire to devote himiself to personal business. - Joseph It. Richmond was elected to succeed hIiii. Mr. D)ickinson remai.ns 'a umemlber of tihe ihardl of directors. SWITCHMEN'S STRIKE I IS UP TO PRESIDENTI Taft Appealed to by Mayor of Min neapolls-President Will Re- d celve Perham Today. MINNEAPOIAS, Dec. 30.-Mayor James C. Haynes today asked Presi dent Taft to intervent in the switch, mens' strike. He sent the president the following message: "The continuance of the switchmens' I strike on railways in this section is highly injurious, not only to interested parties, but also to the general public. "Much loss and suffering have oc- I curred land this will be greatly in-I creased unless an early settlement is affected. "I, therefore, trust that you will i lend your official influence toward such settlement." Similar telegrams went to Martin A. Knapp, chairman of the interstate commerce commission, and to Charles P. Neill, United States commissioner of labor. Maaor Haynes decided to send these messages after a prolonged confer ence with James Kelley, president of the freighthandlers and railway cle ks' union. A similar request will be made by Mayor Lawlor of St. Paul. it is said. President Taft will meet H. B. Per ham, chairman of the railway depart ment of the American Federation of Labor, and Mr. Knapp and Mr. Neill in Washington on Friday. ---+ LETTER ASKS FOR RANSOM OF $5,000 First Clew of Whereabouts of Child Who Disappeared December S Received Yesterday. LOUISVILLE, KY., Dec. 30.-Ex cept to admit that a letter had been received today from some town in Ohio, promising the return of little Alma Kellner to her parents on pay ment of $5,000 ransom, all informa tion was refused by the family. The girl disappeared December 8 and the demand for ransom received today, although it may not be genuine, brought with it the first real hope for her recovery. Frank Fehr, millionaire brewer and cousin to Fred Kellner, father of Alma, is going to Chicago tonight and although he said positively his trip a had nothing to do with possible nego f tiations with the kidnapers of the Kellner girl, it is believed he is going Smission. EXTRADITION AUTHORIZED. ALBANY. N. Y., Dec. 29.-Governor Hughes today authorized the extradi-I tion to New Jersey of Mrs. Caroline i B. Martin and Mrs. Mary Snead, who are wanted in Newark on charges im plicating them in the murder of Mrs. Ocey W. N. Snead in East Orange. MAGAZINE WRITER FINED. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 29.-Mrs. Elizabeth Murray Newman, a maga zine writer, charged with defrauding an automobile driver, was convicted today in the police court and sen tened to 60 days in jail and to pay a fine of $60, the extreme penalty. -------+ -- - - - SALT LAKE SAYS COLD IS AT ENDI Blureau Reports That Approaching Stormi From Northwest Will Raise Temperature. SALT LAKE CITY. Dec. 10.-The local weather bureau today prophe sied that relief from the cold spell which has prevailed for the past 20 days was in sight. This prediction is based on the reading of the barom eter and telegrams from the North Iwest announcing the coming of a storm which would cause the present ihigh pressure to nlove on. The month of December will go on the records as the coldest December since the establishment of the local weather bureau in 1874. Partly cloudy and warmer tonight with I probably snow tomorrow is fore Scasted. SRESTRICTIONS NOT LIKED BY JAPANESE .Will Demniand Modifications of Root 'Iakahira Treat --Limitation On Immigration. WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. - Among the first official acts of Baron Uchida, new Japanese ambassador, will be a series of steps leading to a proposal to the United States for a modifica tion of the Root-Takahira agreement, which imposes limitations on the im migration of Japanese laborers com ing to the United States. While the subject is not being .poken of in a conservative vein. it is said that such a duty is one' of those espeeIally imposed upon the new amnbassador by his government. It is also reported that Japan wishes to terminate in 1911 its treaty of commerce and u-viigation with the United States. This treaty would expirie ini 1912. hut in view of the fact that other iowers having similar treatibs that l expire in 1912 have tentatively agreed to their termination in 1911 the I'nited States probably will is. asked to join with them. To what extent lapan will ask for t tlt ifi('tation of thi' oot-Takahira .............t ha,,_ nn'. !,.,sr learnedlol Local and Personal R. E. Shepherd spent yesterday as a business visitor in Huntley. ] D. H. McNeill, a well-known resi dent of Park City, was a business visi tor in the city yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Boloivar of Belfry, Mont., were in the city yesterday vis iting with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Averill of Joliet are the guests of Billings i J. U. Gridley, a prominent coal man of Sheridan, was a business visitor in i Billings yesterday, . Mrs. B. R. Engle and Mrs. P. L. i Mathews of Butte are the guests of friends in this city. Mrs. H. J. Marion left yesterday for Moulton, Iowa, where she will visit relatives and friends. G. L. Blaisdell, general agent of the Great Northern, has returned to Bill ings from St. Paul, :where he was I called on business. Miss Harriet Maloney left yester day for her home in Davenport, Iowa, after spending the past week as the guest of friends in this city. I. D. O'Donnell retprned yesterday from Bozeman, where he has been spending the greater part of the week at the state meeting of teachers. Mrs. Bertha Boone and daughter, Miss Gladys, of Reno, Nev., are vis-i iting with Mrs. Boone's sisters, Mrs. W. S. Hughes and Mrs. R. F. Deekert. I .1. J. Thornton, a farmer and mer chant of Edgar, Mont., was in the city yesterday. Mr. Thornton recently returned from Colorado, Where he has been attending to business interests. David Trepp of the Montana Realty company left yesterday for Lewistown, where he will spend the latter part of the week in attending to business affairs. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Daniels of Mason City, Iowa, arrived in Billings Wed nesday and will be the guest of their son, W. W. I)aniels, who resides east of this city. W. M. Johnston has returned to his home in this city, after being in the capital the first of the week in the interests of the fight for a Montana; product in the construction of the capitol building wings. L. Bolton, a rancher living a few miles southwest of Huntley, was in the city yesterday to meet his mother, who arrived on No. I from lowa and who will spend the winter with her son and daughter. Robert J. D. Owens of Fort Collins. Colo., connected with the main office I of the Great Western Sugar company, arrived in Billings yesterday on busi ness and will spend the remainder of I the week at the local factory of the Colorado concern. I Mrs. E. Upshaw of Pryor, widow of Alexander Upshaw, the educated Crow - Indian who recently died in this city. was in Billings yesterday to take legal steps in regard to her appointment as administratrix of the estate of her husband. EVICTED HBF BLACK HAND. NEW YORK, Dec. 29.-A bomb, pre sumably set by the blackhand, wrecked the entrance of a four-story tenement in Brooklyn late last night, drove 16 families from the building in a panic and started a fire in the cellar. No one was seriously injured. Thomas Pierro, a tenant of the building, who has repeatedly received blackhand threats, is supposed to have been the object of the attack. WYOMING WAITRESS HELD. AINSWORTH. Neb., Dec. 29.-Jacob Davis was murdf red today while on his way home and robbed of $400. George Davis, who has claimed to be a detective from New York, was ar rested and charged with the crime. As the result of 'the coroner's in quest Helen Leads, a dining room waitress, was ordered held pending further investigation, Hier home is in New Castle, Wyo. EXTRADITION GRANTED. SACRAMENTO, Cal., Dec. 29.--Ex tradition was granted from the gov ernor's office today for Rev. F. O. Tilburn. w~ho is wanted in Linton, Ind., for the alleged theft of $200 from the Church of Christ, of which he was pastor. Tilburn is held in the Los Angeles county jail. IMMENSE INCREASE IN VALUE OF FARMS Northwest Leads, Some Enhancements Being 500 Per Cent-Montana and Wyoming Products Doubled. CHICAGO, Dec. 29.-The United States has $30,000,000,000 invested in farm lands, their buildings, machinery and livestock, according to a census taken by the Orange .Judd Farmer. From 1,000,000 in 1S50, the number of farms has increased to nearly 7.000, 000 in 1909. The report adds: "No such increase in agricultural land values was ever known before in the history of the world in any country. The value of farms in the United States has increased 14 per cent more than in 1900, the figures of that year showing an increase of 25 per cent over the previous decade." The most remarkable figures pre sented show that the western section, which includes New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and other states, has in the past 10 years shown an in crease in the number of farms of 500 per cent. At the same time the value has increased 98 per cent and the products 211 per cent. Values of farms in tile south cen tral states has increased ., per cent and in the north central states 41 per cent. In the north Atlantic states there has been an increase in value of 13 r per cent and in the south Atlantic states an Increase of 34 per cent --·- -+--- - ('OLD IN SO'TH. n LOUISVILLE. Ky., )Dce. 2!1.-The-'l' sunny South, from the Ohio river to r northern (eorgia,. and Alabama, today a experience(ld the c.oldest weather of the year. APPOINTMENT THAT DISPLEASES BOTH Bartenders Fight Rice Because He Is Non-Unlon-Church People Are Hostile. (Special to The Gazette.) SHERIDAN, Dec. 30.-Unless there is a change in his program, J. J. Omarr, elected mayor in the Demo cratic landslide in Sheridan early last month, will ask the city council Mon day night to confirm the following appointments: Chief of police, Harry Rice, bartender; night sergeant of police, Russ Hoop, who holds the position; city attorney, Carl L. Sack ett, local lawyer and active in Demo cratic politics; city treasurer, Dr. Earl Whedon, chairman Democratic city central committee; 'water com missioner, Dell Church, retired busi ness'man and former alderman of the Second ward; street commissioner, Oliver Welch, cement contractor; city clerk, James Withrow, formerly army clerk at Fort MacKenzie. Politically the coming city council will be equally divided. The mem bers of the present council, includ ing Mayor L. B. Glafcke, are all Re publicans, but at the last municipal election the Democrats carried every thing. The council will contain four Republicans and the same number of Democrats, leaving the mayor the de ciding vote in case of a tie. Upon his own appointments the mayor is not permitted to vote. Sheridan Trades and Labor council has so far made the only open fight on any of the men whom Mayor-elect I Omarr is likely to name for office. The central body has authorized a protest circulated among the mem hers of the coming council against Rice for chief of police on the ground that Rice refused to join the bartend ers' union. It is reported that members of the civic league are taking steps to pre vent, if possible, the confirmation of Rice. The civic league is composed largely of men and women closely identified with local churches. The church vote, as well as the labor ele ment, went strongly for Omarr at the recent city election. -- -4-------- Rurales Murder Cattle Rustlers Shoot From Ambush, Killing Four anad Capturing Two-Much Stoek Is u Recovered. s TUICSON, Ariz., Dec. 30.-News was i received here today of a desperate e battle which occurred four days ago o between Mexican rurales and a band s of desperadoes near Altar, in Sonora, /p Mexico. I Four of the band, including the . leader, were killed and two captured. e The rurales .were unhurt. The band . had for some time operated between i Altar and the Salt river valley, steal- r ing horses and cattle, crossing the i line along an unguarded gulch, known I as No Man's Land, west of Sasabe. j The rurales fired from ambush. Much i valuable stock was recovered. ,t NOBODY LOVED AND EVERYBODY CARELESS I IDomestic Tangle Growing Out of Di rorce Suit Involves Two Families and Brings Several Suits. NEW YORK, Dec. 30.-A remark I able tangle of domestic troubles was revealed in New York today with the arrest and arraignment on charges of criminal libel and perjury of Mrs. Jane Humes Parker, wife of John A. Parker, a Wall street banker and broker. Mrs. Parker was released on $2,000 bail and the hearing was ad journed. Mrs. Edith Moser Ellis is the com plainant. The alleged libel and per jury was committed in affidavits made by Mrs. Parker to support a motion for prope." counsel fees in defending an action for divorce brought by her husband. Parker, in the divorce papers, t charged his wife with statutory of fenses with an Austrian while she was studying music in Vienna last year. Mrs. Parker immediately filed another suit for divorce, naming Mrs. Ellis. As a side issue to the divorce case, d Mrs. Ellis' husband. Samuel D. Ellis, I who lives in Philadelphia, has sued Y Parker for $200,000, charging aliena S tion of Mrs. Ellis' affections, and Mrs. r. Parker, according to her counsel, is Of contemplating a suit against Mrs. Ellis for the same amount and on similar grounds. 1 The Parkers were married in Chat Stanooga, Tenn., in 1892. Barge Captain and Crew are Drowned Broke I.way From Whaleback Consort and Sunk In Storm Off the Jersey Coast. NEWPORT NEWS. Va.. Dec. 30. Carrying down to a watery grave Capt. Joseph Wyman and a crew of lfive n(in. the coastwise barge John A. ltricggs, which broke away from the whaleback steamer Thurmond off P'oint Pleasant in the blizzard last SundAy., sank Sunday night off the ( coast of New .Jerse.y. Captains of vessels arrisving today reported passing foull masts projectine ablo\v water above this port where the Blriggs was last sighted. That the u. masts are( thlose of the Blriggs owners of the barge do not doubt, ald theuv f have abandoned all hope for the V\sse(' and her crew. MAGNIFICENT VICTORY IS WON BY BILLINGS BOOSTERS S(Continued from Page One.) that the bill be printed. Recess was then taken until 2:30 that this might be accomplished. It was not until 5:15, however, that the senate reconvened after the morn ing recess, the bill being delayed in printing. It was considered, com pared and referred to general orders. Donlan moved that the senate resolve itself into a committee of the whole with McCarthy in the chair to con sider the bill. It was read, section by section. No amendments were of fered until section 14 was reached, when Cowgill moved that after the words "the wings of said capitol, building shall be constructed of granite building stone procured from some quarry in Montana," the words "provided that no more shall be paid for such granite than like granite can be procured elsewhere" shall be added. The amendment was seconded. Donlan arose and said he hoped that the amendment would be defeated. Long agreed with the Missoula sena tor. The amendment was lost by a vote of 10 to 4, the four voting for the amendment being Everett, Cowgill, Mc Donnell and 'Sykes. There had been rumors that the machine wa.s going to recede from the position it took in the morning, and again, hold out for foreign stone, but this decisive stand dissipated the fears of the supporters of the bill who were packed in the gallery and on the floor, and the dignified chamber resounded with cheers. Without further ado, when the bill had been read in its ent.rety, Donlan moved that the committee arise and report the measure back for passage. This was carried and when the senate again convened he moved the bill be considered engrossed and placed on third reading which was done. It carried by a vote of 13 to 8. When Edwards' name was called, he arose to explain his vote, this being the first time he has vouschafed the 'public his confldence. First, he declared that the original bill placed the responsibility for the construction of the wings with the state board of examiners, where it should remain. He then intimated, that the Billings boosters, though, good fel lows, were not sincere in shouting for home industry, declaring that P. B. M.oss, who came here to advocate the use of Montana stone, had bought stone in Minnesota for his Billings mansion and that W. B. George had gone to Omaha for his brick for build ing. He declared that the board of examiners had had time to go thor oughly into the question of the most suitable material and has in its re port advocated Bedford limestone, he Ibelieved it should be used. Lastly, he declared that with interest, the enlarged 'building will cost the state $1,200,000, while the highest value placed on the land from which the revenue is to be obtained is ten dol lars per acre, and that this value is not its present value, but a future one. In 15 years, he declared, the interest will be $900,000 and that pos terity, instead of getting a building, will be handed a lemon. When Long voted, he answered Ed wards, declaring that the land today was worth $10 per acre, and that if the state would give him an option at this price, he would agree to sell every acre within a year, the aggre gate being $1,600,003. In the house, the report of the con ference was adopted without a dis senting vote and in the evening the bill went through like clockwork. It was received there at 5:55 p. m. Pier son moved a suspension of the rules and that it be read first and second time by the title only. This was adopt ed and referred to the committee on ways and means, which immediately retired. The bill was returned in two minutes, witn a recommendation for a concurrence. This was adopted and it went to general orders. Dynamite Hoists n Hoisting Engine Exploshe Used to Discourage Con-It strtictlon Company From Contin- v uance of Open Shop Policy. J SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 30.-Dyna mite has become a factor between the unionists and the structural iron con tractors over a building at South Tem ple and Main streets. Last night two charges exploded in , the pit containing the hoisting engine and derrick. Little damage was done. The perpetrators of the outrage have not been detected and the ironworkers' union disavows any connection with it. Since the Jones Construction com-e pany of San Francisco attempted to'i maintain an open shop on this job, the 1 guy ropes of the derrick have been cut and two employes of the company have been assaulted by thugs. ACCIDENT QUEEN TO BE TRIED AGAIN Northern Pacific Railroad Alleges r That She Secured Substantial Sum for Alleged Injury. t VANCOUVER. Wash., Dec. 30.---Mrs. ' Mary M. Johnson, alleged by many railroads to be the "accident queen," v will be brought here from Portland, where she ,was recently acquitted of P a charge to defraud, and placed on trial under a complaint brought by the Northern Pacific Railway company. V The railroad asserts that a Mrs. Peter son who collected $1.250 for a sprained ankle was in reality Mrs. Jolnson On Pierson's motion the house went into committee of the whole with Dr. Smith in the chair. Edgerton moved the bill be considered, read at length and open to amendment. This was done and as there were no amend ments the 'bill was recommended for concurrence and the report was adopt ed by the house when it reconvened. It was then placed on third reading, read' at length, and passed with only Safely and Wood voting no. Eliel, who voted before ISafely and Wood, ex plained he was against the bill 'but he would vote aye to avoid being "un necessarily conspicuous." A few others explained why they voted for the bill. Safely opposed it because of the in terest, he declaring there would be a deficit to meet in the after years. Back to the senate the bill went at 6:45 and was referred to the enrolling committee. 'The bill had been enrolled earlier in the day on the chance that there would 'be no amendments, and it was immediately reported back cor rectly enrolled. At 7:05, it was signed by Lieutenant Governor Allen, and at 7:08 by 'Speak er IMcDowell. While its history was being writ ten by 'Secretary of the Senate God frey. a committee consisting of Ed wards, Cockrell and Sykes, was named to notify the governor that the senate had concluded, all business before it and was about to adjourn sine die. A similar committee was appointed by the house, consisting of Woody, Safely and Kelsey. To notify the house to the same effect, 'Lieutenant CGovernor Allen named McGarthy, An nin and 'Tooley, 'while Speaker Mc Dowell named Crutchfield, Eliel and Metzel, as a committee to notify the senate. While waiting for the committees to discharge their duties. Senator An nin of Yellowstone, on behalf of the Billings Chamber of Commerce, thank ed the senate for the patriotism it displayed In coming to the rescue of Montana stone, and he closed with the assurance that Billings returned home carrying no grudges but only the best of wishes for the future suc cess and hap.iners of the toga wear ers. At 7:17, the house adjourned, Crutch field making the motion. At 7:21, the senate adjourned. PRISON WAS REAL HELL (Continued from Page One.) similarly punished. One girl was put in the whipping machine for the appli cation of the lash. The lash is a heavy leather strap ,with large rivets studded in its surface. The girl was so small that she slipped through the chair and the guards gave up the attempt. ZELAYA IS GIVEN HINT (Continued from Page One.) donate $20,000,000 to assure peace in Central America. In the district court today a motion was made to annul a promissory note for $60,000 in favor of Zelaya, on the ground that he obtained it under threats. A number of similar actiona are in preparation. Chimney Vomited Offending Sweep Elevated as if by a Catapault, Turns a Somersault. Strikes Roof and Is Covered With Brick. NEW YORK. Dec. 30.--Isaac Kesing, a chimney sweep, had just lowered his partner, Albert Glickman, down a chimney of a tenement last night when there was a loud explosion and Glick man shot up from the chimney, turn ed a somersault and fell on the roof. A lantern, which he carried, filled with gas, had exploded. Before Kes sing had recovered from his surprise the chamney, weakened by the explo sion, toppled over on him. Iloth men were slightly 'hurt, but a doctor patched them up and they went home. 1- - Million Jacks Must Hit Kansas Trail Thousand Men Will Slaughter Them for Relief of Farmer and Sus tenance of the Poor. OBERLIN, Kan., Dec. 28.-One thousand men, mounted, on foot and in wagons, will scour Decatur county today in a monster jack rabbit drive, organized to rid the county of these pests. With outstretched wagons, driven 200 yards apart, so that no rabbit will I be left undisturbed, a large section will be covered. A refrigerator car has been furnished by the railway and the results of the kill will be shipped to the Salvation Army in Kan sas City for distribution among the poor. DEATHBED STATEMENT DOUBTED. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30.-An Inves tigation of the peculiar circumstances surrounding the death of Bessie May Priest, the 18-year-old daughter of Mrs. Jennie Priest of Glendale, a sub urb, led Sheriff Hammill to assert that in his belief the statements made by the girl preceding her death were un founded. The funeral of Miss Priest was held today but the body was buried in a sealed casket so that disinterment may I be made any time evidence is found to warrant such a procedure.