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Ex-Puglist Became Despondent on
Account of Recent Heavy
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
Refuse to Haul Coal to Helena Steam
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
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.
Missouri River Power Company's Line
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
cure your cougn. Sold by Chapple
?\ug Co.
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