Newspaper Page Text
WERE ALIVE END THEIR T.6UBLEL: AND LIVES WITH dUNGS JACK WAITE SHOT HIMSELF Ex-Puglist Became Despondent on Account of Recent Heavy Losses. Helena, Mont., Feb. 18.-"Jack" Waite committed suicide this morning by shooting. He had been drinking during the night and leaving his com panions ,a moment, stepped into one -of the boxes of a Main street saloon and shot himself in the right temple, death resulting an hour later. Waite was well known throughout the north west, and especially in sporting cir cles, having promoted many athletic events at Spokane, Butte and Helena. WVaite served four years as deputy United States marshal during Cleve land's last term. At one time he was the champion pugilist of the north west, but has not followed that pro fession for .15 years. Despondency and heavy loss are the cause for the suicide. SHORT IN HIS ACCOUNTS. Nebraska Postmaster Kills Himself After His Office is inspected. Hastings, Neb., Feb. &8.-Louis B. Partridge, for six years postmaster at Kenesaw. this county, committed sui cide by shooting himself in the head. His act, it is apparent, was due to the discovery of a shortage in his ac coulllts. T'his mornillg an inspector began an investigation of his books and confronited the postmaster with what he asserted ,was a defalcation of $1.5iln. 'artridge made no explana tion or ldefelns,. but went dilrectly to his hom11 and shot himself. He was one of thlI Iprolnillnlnt me1n of tile coi1n ty and has 1held many (lective offices. QUARRELED OVER LETTER. Harold M. Cole Shoots .His Wife Then Kills Himself. i.hlena Herald: in a fit of jealous rage, lialold Morris Cole, eietf clhelm eit and assistant superintendent of the works of tie American Smelting & Relining comlpany at East Hele.,, shot his wife Sunday night at their home, 110 South Benton avenue, and then killed himself. Mrs. Cole was shot twice, one bullet passing through her head, and the other entering her left breast over her heart. She is in no immediate danger, the attending physician believes she will recover. Mr. and Mrs. Cole were alone when ihe tragedy occurred and the exact nature of the trouble leading up to it may never be known. An unsigned letter addressed to Mrs. Cole, and taken by the coroner, with other let ters from the dead man's pockets, is believed to have been the cause of a quarrel, which led to the tragedy. Coroner Brooke will not make public the letter, but it is understood to have been from a young man who professes an interest in Mrs. Cole and who is said to have reminded her of a prom ise he claimed she had made to him. The letter. Coroner Brooke said to day, will probably not be introduced as evidence before the coroner's jury, which will investigate the tragedy. Letter Suppressed. Helena. Feb. 18.-At the inquest Coroner Ben C. Brooke said that he had in his possession an anonymous letter which he had found in Cole's pockets. He stated that he had learn ed that Mr. and Mrs. Cole had had some trouble over the letter, which Cole had found and read. A quarrel had followed and then came the shooting. The coroner would not plro duce the letter, saying that he did not regard it as proper evidence before the jury. It is stated that the letter was from a young man and was never intended for the eyes of Mr. Cole. KILLED IN TEXAS. Montana Man Supposed to Have Been Murdered for His Money. El Paso, Tex., Feb. 18.-News reach ed this city today of the murder of a miner by the burnini of his cabin at Jarilla, 50 miles north of El Paso. His name is Dan Shea. He has a wife and several children living in Montana. When the charred body was found the remains of the cabin were still smok ing. One man has been, placed under arrest. It is thought the crime was instigated by robbers and that Shea was first killed and the cabin after wards set on fire to cover up all traces of the assassins' work. Shea was known to have considerable money about his shack. 'MORGAN AFTER COAL. Rumors of Organization of Conti nental Coal Company. Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 18.-Reports are current in local coal and railroad circles of the organization of a na tional* company by the Morgan syndi cate to acquire 15 independent coal mines on the Hocking Valley & Ohio Central railroad. The new company is to be known as the Continental Coal company, it is'said, and the cap ilalization will he $15,000,000. The new con.bli.e will include all the mining property iti tlie Hocking and Sunday creek valleys with the exception of the new Pittsburg and Glendale mines which have been acquired by the Pittsburg combine., United States Steel Dividend. New York, Feb. 18.-J. P. Morgan & Co. distributed a dividend of $10,000, 000 today to the members of the syn dicate formed to underwrite the Unit ed States Steel corporation. The div idend represents 5 per cent on the $200,000,000 for which the syndicate was liable. SANITARIUM BURNED DOWN NO LOSS OF LIFE AMONG THE PATIENTS. One Woman Jumped or Fell From Fire Escape and Sustained a Fracture. Battle Creek, Mich.. Feb. 1S.-The Kellogg, or Seventh D)ay Adventist sanitarium which was located on a hill at the highest point in the city was destroyed by fire early today. The property loss is estimated at from $400,000 to $500,000. So far as can be learned, there was no loss of life among the 401) people in the san itarium, although one or two are said to be missing and it is possible that their bodies may be in the ruins. How ever, those missing may be in one of the houses or hotels which have tak en in the hotmeless patients. irs. H. C. McDaniels of Eldorado. Kansas. is the only 'person known to be serious ly injur ted. bhe jumped or fell from the fire escape at the third story, and sustained a broken leg. The fire started in the bathroom of the sani tarium building, probably about the furnace. A s ill alarm was turned in but the first company of firemen call could not cope with the flames which ran up the elevator shaft to the roof. A general call was sent in but the fire was then beyond control. The water p1ressure was low and this add ed to the handicap of the firemen. In two hours the building was in ruins and the hospital was entirely de stroyed. It is almost miraculous that the 400 sleeping inmates escaped with their lives. Watchmen darted through the corridors awakening them when the fire was discovered. Few of them had time to gather together any cloth ing and escaped in their night clothes. THE LAST REPORT. Firemen Injured By Falling From Ladders-One Patient Missing. Battle ' Creek, Mich., Feb. 18. ('ne life is supposed to have been 1. Abner Case, 83 years, of Bath, N. :,. is missing and it is thought his ody is in the ruins. There were at Ic t 300 people in the main build ing wv.,'.n the fire broke out in the basement. This building -was five stories l igh and as soon as the fire was discovered the night attendants on each floor gave the alarm in the corridors and the patients made their escape, aided by nurses. While fight ing the fire, from ladders, Fireman Henry A. Lucas fell to the ground and received injuries of a serious na ture. Fireman Arthur Robinson also fell from a ladder and was badly hurt about the body. His lungs were also injured by inhaling fire. Assistant Fire Chief Fred H. Webb fell from a ladder. His head was injured and ribs were broken. Fireman Frank C.. Houghtaling also received serious injuries. Fire Captain Fonda saved eight lives. Among the patients were Ira D. Sankey, the evengelist, and his wife, who climbed down a fire escape. When the fire was discovered Mr. Sankey was in the office, and his wife was in her room on the fourth floor. The evangelist hastened to her apart ments and without a trace of excite ment in his voice told her there was need of making a hasty retreat. The couple reached the ground in safety but all of their belongings were lost. Tolstoi Suffers Relapse. London, Feb. 18.-The Moscow cor respondent of the Daily Mail says that Count Tolstoi has suffered a re: lapse; that his fever has returned and that his heart is weak. Calling cards at Gazette office. FIRE IN THE FAR NORTH TREADWELL MINES THE SCENE OF A CONFLAGRATION. MINERS IN CREAT DANCER Underground Workers It Is Thought All Gained Safety Through Old Workings. Seattle, Feb. 1 .-1The great Tread well mines on Douglass island were assailed by fire on Tuesday, Fe'brtary 11, and a large loss of life wag pre vented by the almost superhuman at tempts of everybody who could reach the scene to stay the porgress of the flames. The steamer Dirigo, reaching port this morning, brought accounts of the fire. The Alaskan American compresses building was entirely destroyed. Thir ty-eight thousand dollars' worth of stamps and mill plates, and a 120 stamp mill, with the engine room were saved. More than 100 miners were in the lower workings and in imminent danger of death. H. G. Hall, superintendent of the Mexican compresser, discovered the flames coming out of the corner of the huge structure. The flames gain ed headway rapidly. and before even those in the compresser room could be brought into service the entire in terior of the building was a mass of flames. From the compresses the fire spread to the hoist and tramway, and before warning could be sent to the men down in the mines, the shaft house was on fire and the lower end of the 120 stamp mill was buring fiercely. The firemen confined their efforts to the mill adjacent to the compresser building and though their clothing fre quently caught fire and their hands and faces were badly blistered, they finally got the fire under control, after several buildings had been destroyed. In the meantime the flames in the shaft had been burning rapidly and Cowan Barkist one of the men working on the 300 foot level was the first to gain knowledge of the fire above. He shouted a warning to the miners on the 440 foot level. After some delay an old gallery communicating between the new and the old works was dis covered and after a hard struggle, in the smoke and gas laden levels, the men reached the bottom of the pit in safety. In the meantime with the help of ad ditional fire apparatus from Douglass, the fire had been confined to the com presser building, shaft. shaft house and a nearby mill building. These were destroyed. When the Dirigo left for the south she was not certain all the men in the mine had escaped, but the mine officials believe they are safe. SPANISH STRIKE RIOTS. Troops Fire on Mobs at Barcelona and Surrounding Vill..?es. Barcelona, Feb. 18.--Roing was re newed here this evening and crowds of ,strikers parade the streets doing extensive damage. The troops charg ed them repeatedly but only succeed ed in dispersing them on opening fire. The strikers then assembled in large numbers in the outskirts of the.city. It is feared they meditate an attack upon the factories. Troops have pro ceeded to the factories to be in readi ness for an emergency. A serious collision between the troops and the strikers occurred to day at San Martin, a village in the suburbs. Here the troops fired on the mob, killing three and wounding six. At Badalena, the mob attacked the gendarmes and the cavalry who were protecting the street cars, and a seri ous melee followed in which six per sons were killed apd three wounded. At Sabadell, also in the suburbs, the strikers burned the Octroi tax of fice and a convent. Troops have been sent to Sabadell and other places to suppress the dis orders. Morton-Rutherford. New York, Feb. 18.-Miss Alice Morton, daughter of the ex-vice pres ident, and Winthrop Rutherford were married in Grace Elpiscopal church today, Rev. Huntington officiating. Quick, reliable shoe repairing. Post off~ce basement. 74-tf Music. Music furnished for anl occasions. Orders taken for sheet and orchestra music." Music arranged' from the voice. W. J. Carter, violin teacher, residence 312 North 25th street. Box 535. 81-26 FOUGHT DESPERATE BATTLE. John Kent Stabbed Five Times and Then Disarms Assailant. Helena Herald: News Wasi fic~iv ed h(ere today of a fight in a cabi oed Burke borthers' sheep ranch, ne'F Hogan, in which John Kent, aftet' having been stabbed five times by Thomas Devine, disarmed his assail ant. forced him to beg for mercy, and then let, him go, leaving the badly wounded man lying on the floor of his cabin, where he was found several hours later, Kent's most severe Wound is across the small 6f the back, and is two an'd a half inches deep and ten rihdtes In length, and elsewhere on his body are four .tab wounds, none of much con sequcltMce. Kent and Devine are employes of Burke brothers. They engaggd in a digplte concerning some trivial mat ter and Devifne clled Kent a liar. The latter threw a stone at him and then Devine rushed upon Kent, who was sitting down, and struck at him with a butcher knife. Kent rose to ward off the blow and turned sidewise, and as he did so Devine struck him in the back with the knife, inflicting the most severe wound. The men grap pled. .r~.t in the scuffle that followed Kent "'as cut four more times. He fell to the floor weak and sick, and as he lay there Devine rushed at him again Kent hurriedly rose, and, seizing a chair, struck Devine's arm and knocked the knife from his grasp and himself secured it. Devine begged piteously for mercy, and Kent, too weak to give an effec tive blow, did not strike him but asked him- to go for help. Devine promised to do so and left, but notifi ed no one of the occurrence and Kent was not found until several hours later. He lost much blood and is in a serious condition. Devine has disappered and is prob ably a long distance from the scene of the encounter, as he could reach the railway within a few miles. UNION TEAMSTERS BALK. Refuse to Haul Coal to Helena Steam Laundries. The Helena Teamsters' union has decided that no union men could here after haul coal for the two steam laundries of Helena. It is stated that thb proprietors of the laundries re fuse to permit their drivers to join the Teamsters' union and also threat enid to discharge their employes if they joined a proposed union of laun dry workers. The coal dealers wore informed of the action of the union. and they in turn notified the proprie tors of the laundries that they would sell them coal but could not deliver it. CONFESSION CORROBORATED BODY OF NOAH LONG FOUND IN THE RIVER. Deah Was Caused By Drowning Was Robbed and Thrown From Bridge. Kansas City, Feb. 18.-The body of Noah Long. the old man who, accord ing to Rhoda Taylor's confession, af ter being robbed on the night of Tan-i nary 30, was thrown from the old Southern bridge, which spans the Kaw river between Argentine and Armourdale, was found today not 20 feet from the spot indicated by the woman's confession. There were no wounds on the body and the doctors who held an autopsy over the body decided that Longs' death was caus ed by drowning. The body. was found by some laborers who were trying to release some sand scows from the ice. They will receive the $300 re ward offered for the body. The coroner immediately summoned a jury which will hold an inquest to morrow. The finding of the body cor roborates the statement of Rhoda Taylor that the old man after being robbed of the $210 pension money which he had received that,day was thrown into the river. POWER FOR BUTTE. Missouri River Power Company's Line Completed. Helena. Feb. 18.-The largest and longest transmission of electric power in 'the world has just been completed by the Missouri River Power com pany, transmitting power from its dam and plant at the Missolri river to Butte. The length of this line is 65 miles, crossing the main range of the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 7,200 feet and a spur of the main range of almost equal height. At present this ine conveys 12.000 horse power, but it is intended to double the power by the construction of another dam. ST. JOHN'S COUGH CURE will cure your cougn. Sold by Chapple ?\ug Co. IEY-YORK RIBU$E FARIIER ] For sixty years the NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE has been a national weekly newspaper, read ost entirely by farm era and ha. enjoyed the confidence and support of the Ameri can people to a tie.ree ne-e' attained by any similar publica THE NE NEW-YORK TRIBUNE FARMER SE is made absolutely for farmers and their families. The flrt nuomber was issued November 7th, 1101. Every department of agricultural industry is covered by speeal contributors who are leaders in their respective linen. and the TRIBUNE FARMER will be in every sense a high class, up-to-d te. live, enterprisina agricultural paver pro fusely illustrated with pictures of live stock, model farm build. ings and homes. agricnltural machinery, etc. Sarmers' wives sons aid daughters will find special pages for their entertainment, Regular price $1.00 per year, but you can buy it with year favorite home newspaper, the BEMI-WIEKLY G-AZETTE one year PiPEfor So.25. Send your subscriptions and money to THE GAZETTE. AP E R Send your name and address to the New-York Tribune Farm er, New York City, and a free sample copy will be mailed to -DO YOU KNOW vAt THAT The Gazette Job Department Turns out a better class of e work than any other printing . establishment in the Yellow stone valley................ We are prepared to do any class of printing on short notice. ................... SWe enemploy only first-class t workmen, and consequently an .7 garantee............. FIRST-CLASS S1WORK 'Vi . Vaccinate Your Cattle PARKE, DAVIS 4 CO.'S BLACKLEGOIDS (Blackleg Vaccine Pills) WILL POSITIVELY PROTECT THEM FROM BLACKLEG. Our Blacklegoida afford the simplest, safest, surest method of vaccination. No filtering is necessary, no measuring, no mixing. Each Blacklegoid is an exact dose, and itis quickly and easily administered with our Blacklegoid Injector. While still marketing our "Blackleg Vaccine Improved," we recommend the use of our Blaclklegoids because of their abso lute accuracy of dosage and their ease of administra -L tion. Ask your druggist for them and you will get a vaccine that is reliable, a vaccine that has stood Skleold every test. Write us for literature-free on request. PARKE, DAVIS & CO., Detroit, Mich. A('l~k, W.ik. Ka.nH " C,. oon.o' To VESTIBULED TRAINS-DINING CARS. ST. PAUL * MINNEAPOLIS TIME CARD-BILLINGS. DULUTH EAST S ND ANIVE IDEA AND POINTS No, 12, St Paul Ltd.. 8:45am. I 885 a.u EAST & SOUTH No. 4, Atlantic Mail..... p. m11.20p.m. No. 6, Helena Local...... ]1:30p, m.i BUTTE No. or an t .... 107a.m. 10:37 a. m. HELENA No. 8, Pacific Exprets.... 2:15a.m. 2:.5 a. m. SPOKANE No.5, Helena Local...... 1:55 a. m. SEATTLE DAILY lIXOPT i.UNDAT TACOMA Red Lodge Local........ 5:10 p. 7:15a.m. PORTLAND Bridger Local............ p.m. 0 a. CALIFOF 'IA Thron ughTickets to all points in the United ?AN States Canada Alaska. Chi and Japan. p Map INAand mfolders on application. Expresa Money ALASKA Orders for sale at all oces of the N. P. Express KLONDIK= Co. Bankable everywhere. H. N. KeA , , , Pullman First-Class ~Tourist Sleep'ngCars 30 years ago and Now. Ask one of the local old-timers how long it took him to get here when he came west, twenty or thirty years ago. Chances are he will tell you: "'Bout a month." Then consider how quickly the jour ney is made nowadays. And it is comfortably as well as quickly made-if you take the St. Louis Special. No changes; no de lays; no chance of missing connec tions. All meals served in dining cars. I H. B. SEGUR, GENERAL AGENT, BILLINGS, MONT.