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OF SHERIDANS ,LOCAL BOWLERS PROVE TOO MUCH FOR VISITORS. ERY TAME CAME PLAYED Neither Team Reaches Its Usual Good Form and Playing Is Only Ordinary. From Thursday's Daily Gazette. The eight pins the Sheridan bowl ere had to the good last night when the second match with Billings was begun looked exceedingly small at the end of the fifth game and for all the benefit they proved to them might as well not have been scored. Neither one of thee teams was at its best and the playing was not of the kind that results in new records, not withstanding that as individuals and teams the men "pitted against each other are above the average. Last night proved to be one of the times that come to all bowlers and others who engage in competitions of skill times' when "luck is against them," as the saying has it, and do as they will cannot strike their gait. A Elrge crowd was present, as many were anxious to see the men who had humbled Billings' pride when its champions invaded Wyoming and compelled them to come back defeat ed. But little progress had been made by either side until it became very apparent that no records were in danger and that the match would not be marked by any brilliant play ing. In spite of this interest did not flag and the spectators were generous in their applause, cheering and ap plauding with rare impartiality when ever any play was made that struck their fancy or called for manifesta tions of approval or pleasure. Following is the score: Sheridan-Toomey, 156, 180, 190, 155, 163. Story, 154, 134. Morris, 142, 124, 189. Luce, 159, 167, 144, 178, 138. Total for team, 2,373. Billings-Corey, 167, 169, 200, 177, 146. Salsbury, 172, 173, 182, 163, 168. Darnels, 156, 184, 204, 148, 177. Total for team, 2,586. The next game in which a local team will ,participate will probably be with Red Lodge. SHODA WANTS TO FIND OUT. Japanese Economist Is Learning All About American Methods. New York, Feb. 10.-Mr. K. Shoda, collector of customs at Hakodate, Japan, has visited the custom house for the purpose of gaining information about the American tariff and the methods adopted by the treasury de partment in collecting duties. Mr. Shoda has visited all the im portant countries in Europe with the same end in view. Incidentally he is studying the economic conditions of each country which he visits. Kidnaped by the Officials. Victoria, B. C., Feb. 11.-Two spec ial treasury agents, Dr. Dwyer and Mr. Herron, completed a clever piece of detective work this morning when, unable to secure extradition papers because of the fact that no treaty ex ists with the Philippines, they kid naped Alexander W. Waters, wanted in Manila for embezzlement of $8,000, after having kept him a prisoner in a local hotel all night. Waters,. who had been told he was to: be taken to San Francisco, recog nized the steamer he catme here on and struggled, but he was hustled on board at the last minute and the steamer sailed. Owing to the delay occasioned by Sthe gale of last night an attempt was 'made by a local lawyer to reach S-Waters to endeavor to take proceed i :ngs to release him on technicalities, K:but the two secret oficers kept every - '1?dy away from their prisoner and at i§aylight they put him in a carriage an:d' took him on board the liner. Back on the Bench. -. Butte, Feb. 11.-Judge E. W. Har .ay today appeared on the bench for the first time since the institution ol impeachment proceedings by the leg i slature. His honor granted a divorce Sand set a number of matters for hear 4a Saturday next. SJosephine Wallace, who is charged perjury in connection with the l affidavit involving Judge . W. Harney and Mrs. Ada Brackett, ;!:te Minnie Healey case, did not her plea today. E. S. Booth, 1 for the defendanit, filed a mo quash the Information and a tm /thg nam The comrt WILL DISCUSS TREATY. Senator Cullom Preparing to Secure an Executive Session. Washington, Feb. 11.-Senator Cul lom, chairman of the senate commit tee on foreign relations, said today that he had decided to give the Pan ama canal treaty preference when an executive session long enough to con sidet~ any of the pending treaties can be secured, for the reason that the option of the United States to the franchises and other canal property of the .French Panama Canal com pany expires on March 4 and because of the announced determination of Senator Morgan to talk at length on the treaty. Mr. Cullom said he would move an executive session to take up the treaties as soon as the consent of the advocates of the statehood bill can be obtained. They are still in a po sition to prevent executive sessions of any length which would prevent discussion on the statehood bill. WANT HER SEIZED. Venezuela Says Restaurador May Not Enter Willemstadt. New York, Feb. 11.-Senor Myer ston, the Venezuelan consul, has pre sented to the Dutch government of filcials a demand for 'the immediate seizure of the gunboat Restaurador, now flying the German colors, and the return of the vessel to Venezuela, says the correspondent of the Herald at Willemstadt, Curacao. The con sul contends that 'as the captured ship belonged to Venezuela she could not enter Dutch waters under interna tional law. -He has also protested against Germany using Curacao as a base of supplies and as a coaling sta tion. Venezuelan officials assert that neu tral rights appear to be only for strong powers and that international law is a farce when feeble nations are in volved. SUFFRACISTS LACK VOTES ~Helena, Feb. 10.-The woman's suf frage bill got another blow today when it failed to get the necessary two-thirds vote in the house to carry it. But it came within four votes and after the result had been announced Tooley gave notice that tomorrow he would ask that the vote be reconsider ed. There was no talking when the bill came up for final passage. The advocates of the measure had an idea they would do better if the speeches were eliminated, and after the bill had been read it was immediately put to vote. There were a number of women ad vocates of the measure in the house in the gallery, but none on the floor, and they were not particularly hope ful of the result, having learned by experience that the average member of the legislature, when he promises to vote for a woman's suffrage bill, is likely to change his mind when his name is called on the final vote. The bill for submission received 40 votes. There were 24 against it and there were eight absentees. As it was nee essary that the bill get a two-thirds vote, it was declared lost. The vote followss: Ayes-Axtell, Beaudry, Benson, Brownlee, Bonner, Dempster, Downey, Duggan, Dwight, Gangner, Gilitinan, Hefferlin, Hilger, Hilman, Johnson, King, Lancaster, Lanstrum Lynch, Miller, Morrissey, Mullins, McCone, MacDonald, MacGinniss~ Noble O'Keefe, Rice, Self, Schwend, Shan non, Stadler, Stapleton, Swindlehurst, Sykes, Tolman, Whiteley, Williams, Wilson (Lewis and Clarke), Wood -40. Nay-Allen, Bray (Lewis and Clarke), Bray (Rosebud), Bever, Burt, Cannon, Everett, Farmer, Flaherty, Graham, Harrison, Linderman, Mar tin, Miles, Owen, Sales, Story, Teal, Tooley, Vagg, Webb, Wilson of Cas cade, Word, White-24. Absent-Arthur, Buchanan, Faust Lehson, Liennemann, Pearson, Pelle tier, Woodworth-8. BALL TOSSERS IN TROUBLE. National League Pitcher Held for I suing Worthless Checks. (Special to The Gazette.] Butte, Feb. 10.-Roy Evaais, pitche, for the Brooklyn team of the National baseball league, is in jail here for is suing fraudulent checks. Evans came here a few days ago to secure the release from jail of Peter Bowl. ing, another baseball player, and the checks were drawn *to meet Evans expense account while in the city. The latter claims that the drawing of the checks, which were on an east ern bank, was simply an overdraft and says that he can Easily straighten the matter up. Took Morphine. Anaconda, Feb. 11.-John Kelly, a teamster in this city, committed sui cide this morning by taking mor atfla4 ROBBED WITHIN SIGHT OF BUTTE BURLINGTON TRAIN ON THE NORTHERN PACIFIC HELD UP BY TWO MASKED MEN. 4 Last night's eastbound Burlington through train, which leaves Butte at 11:30 p. m., when about four miles this side of that place was stopped by masked men and detained for an hour and 55 minutes while the robbers w.ere. making desperate efforts to rob the express car. Although the des peradoes fired a number of shots only one person was wounded, and he by a man who was putting up a fight with the holdups. When the train reached the point indicated the engineer saw a small fire close to the track, which looked like a signal," and he slowed up. In stantly a couple of men appeared and gave a signal to stop the train. The engineer was not fast enough in re sponding and they fired several shots into the cab. Neither one tock ef fect, but one of the windows was broken and pieces of flying glass struck the engineer and slightly cut his face. One of the robbers now mounted the engine, while the other walked up to the baggage car and de manded admittance, emphasizing his demands with pistol shots. The car was opened and the robber entered and ordered the baggage man to get out, keeping close to him to see that he obeyed, and covering him with his revolver. The shooting and talking was heard by the mail clerk, W. M. Bell, and he opened the door of his car to see what was going on. Hearing the robber, who was masked tell the bag gageman to "blow her up," Mr. Bell called to them to wait until he could get out, as he did not want to be blown up with the car, and called the attention of the robber to the fact that the car he had designs on was a mail ear. In compliance with the or der of the robber Mr. Bell got on o the ground. The engine and mail and express car were now uncoupled and the en gineer was forced to run them ahead several hundred feet from the rest of the cars. Mr. Bell was made to accompany the robber and baggageman into the express car, where he was compelled to assist the baggageman to place a charge of giant powder onto the large safe, while the robber stood back and directed operations. The fuse used in exploding the dynamite was wet and refused to burn. After several attempts it was finally ignited and the three men jumped out of the car. An explosion followed, but the safe re mained intact and a second attempt to blow it up was made. This was no more successful than the first, al though one corner of the safe was .badly cracked and one of the hinges partly blown off. The force of the explosions was great enough to al most completely wreck the car and it was taken off after the train arrived at Livingston. While waiting for the first explosion the robber who, was standing guard over them struck Mr Bell on the side of the face with his revolver, evident ly for no other purpose than to vent his anger on some one, for he sub sequently told the mail clerk that he was sorry he had struck him. The man acted as though drunk and stag gered considerably when walking. To this fact Mr. Bell attributes the as sault on himself, as no other offer of violence was made. On board of the train was Super intendent -Boyle, who was in one of the rear cars. As soon as he realiz ed what was going on he got out and began shooting at the robbers. One of his bullets struck Mr. Bell, inflict ing a painful wound in the fleshy part of his body. The bullet hit him in the side and ranged forward and then seemed to be deflected, as it entered the flesh and imbedded itself to a depth of about four inches, where it still remained when he arrived here this afternoon. The wound was dressed by a doctor at Whitehall and as it did not inconvenience him very much Mr. Bell declined to remain be hind, preferring to come home to be treated. In telling about the affair Mr Bell stated to The Gazette that he saw only two men, one of whom was aboul five feet and nine inches tall, while the other was considerably shorter He said they had horses tied at a short distance down the side of the hill from the place where the train was stopped. Both were masked and their features were completely cov ered He said that he and the bag gagsman were made to accompany the robber to the engine, where the fellows had their explosives, and help carry it back to the car. Wishing' t make the explosion as light as possi ble, Mr. Bell dropped a number of the sticks and when he got to the car had only about half of the orig. inal number left, but still enough bo dske nup ithbine badlIy The rm who had them in charge thought at first that he had lost the powder and swore roundly, but became better natured when he found it. The fel low talked almost constantly to his prisoners and as Mr. Bell described him was inclined to be more than ordinarily sociable. The only thing of value obtained by the thieves was a few dollars. This the messenger had in his hand and was in the act of putting it away when the baggageman told him to hurry and get out of the car. The messenger put the money in a pigeon hole above where the safe stood and the concussion of the explosion caused it to fall to the floor and it was picked upl by the fellow. Standing by the big safe was a small box safe, such as messengers use for their local bus iness. This contained a large sum of money and although it could have been opened easily, the robber seem ed to pay no attention to it, devot ing all his efforts and time to the large one, which is said to have had nothing in it in the way of valuables. After exchanging shots with them, Mr. Boyle left the train and hurried on foot back to Butte where he gave the alarm. Train No. 2, which was some time behind the other, was stop ped at Deer Lodge, where the blood hounds kept at the penitentiary, to gether with their keeper were taken on and proceeded to the scene of the holdup. Because of the short time that elapsed between the robbery and the arrival of the hounds it was be lieved that the capture of the robbers could be effected without much trou ble. Although one report has it that the fellows were followed into Butte by Mr. Doyle, it being said they were on foot, Mr Bell and some of the pas sengers on the train declared that the men had horses and rode off on them after having completed their job. When the robbers left the engineer backed up to the rest of the train and pulled out. As already stated, the express car was left at Living ston, where the express messenger and baggageman also remained. According to Mr. Bell's account and those of a couple of passengers, who were seen by The Gazette, the first thing the robbers did was to begin shooting at the cars, particularly the forward ones. In addition to the bul lets that went into the cab, a couple also struck the mail car, the places where they hit being plainly visible a short distance below the door on the south side of the car. No attempt was made to rob any of the passen gers, as the robbers did not go near the part of the train Left behind. One of the brakemen ventured, out and two shots were fired at him, one of which struck a rock at his feet. He hastened back into the car and re mained there during the rest of the time. A small dog was in the express car, lying by the side of the large safe. Strange as it may seem he was not killed, but the explosions apparently cracked his ear drums, as he was found to be absolutely deaf afterward, still continuing so after the train ar rived here. During the excitement incident to the attempts on the safe the fireman of the train disappeared and was not seen again. When the train left the place he was still missing and the ex press messenger was pressed into service to fire the engine. The sup position is that he wandered off and became lost. A telephone message from Butte, this afternoon, states that it is known to a certainty that the robbers left there in a buggy with rubber tires and that there were only two men con cerned in the holdup. One Arrest Made. [Special to The Gazette.] Butte, Feb. 12.--Win. McCulla, aF rested here by Detective Murphy, is supposed to be the short man in the train robbery. He had a number o: bills of large denomination which cor respond with those lost by the express company. TOAST THEIR BEAUX. Livingston Basket Ball Girls Give Young Men Good Time. Livingston, Feb. 11.-The young ladies of the basketball team of this city last evening tendered the young men a theatre party. After the theatre the young ladies took their guests to a local cafe and tendered them a complimentary supper. The treat was the result of a de sire on the part of the young ladies to demonstrate their, apprediation of the young men who "rooted" for them durtng their recent basketball games, so many of which rsulted in iving stra vIalx~es· -. OPIUM RING FOUND. Q~ng of Dealers in Illicit Stuff Dis covered in Seattle. Ban Francisco, Feb. 10.-The opera tions of an opium smuggling ring which is said to have its headquarters in Seattle have been uncovered in this city and one of the gang has narrowly escaped arrest. On Feb. 3, the Portland customs officials no tified Collector Stratton that they had seized a trunk" full of opium which had been sent as baggage from Seat tie to Vallejo. They gave the num ber of the trunk check and said that when they seized the trunk it con tained 150 5-tael tins of opium, valued at about $1,000. They left one tin of opium in the trunk and sent it to Vallejo. The local customs officials watched the trunk until it was de livered to the room of E. M. Morgan in this city. Morgan, who is thought to have been warned, was not on hand to receive the smuggled stuff and has not been found. SAVED FROM THE WRECK EXCURSION STEAMER IN CARIB BEAN STRIKES REEF. PASSENGERS ALL RESCUED Reach Wrecking Tug by Rowing Through Heavy Sea-Last Boat Takes Off Mail. HlmilLon, Bermuda, Feb: 11.-The Quebec Steamship company's steam er Madiana, Captain Fraser, which sailed from New York last Saturday with a party of excurionists for a special cruise around the Caribbean islands, went ashore at 3 o'clock this morning. The passengers had a thrilling experience, but all remained on board and were brought safely to land after a perilous trip in life boats, to a wrecking tug standing a mile off. The mails and passengers' baggage were also saved. According to state ments made by those on board, the Madiana was threading her way through the narrow coral reefs which leads to Hamilton harbor, when she struck a reef one and one-half miles northeast of North rock. No explicit explanation is forthcoming as to how the vessel went on the rocks, and the only information obtainable from the officers is that the light which indi. cated the channel for some reason could not be fouhd. All the passengers were in their bunks when the Madiana struck the rocks, but the shock of the impaci awakened them and they rushed or deck, the majqrity of them withoul attempting to dress. Considerable alarm, though not a panic, prevailec .among the passengers when the3 found that the vessel was hard on the rocks, but the officers went amonm them and calmed them, although E number did not' venture below agair to seek their clothing. Part of the crew did not share the coolness o1 the officers, but the latter soonm se cured order among them. Signals o: distress were sent up and the pas sengers passed an anxious time dur ing the latter part of the night. Th. Madiana listed heavily after a tim< and when the morning broke la: broadside to the wind. The passen gers "were huddled together on the hurricane deck and the sea breakin, over the steamer drenched them t, the skin. As the news of the wreck became known here the government and othe tugs proceeded to the scene to en deavor to render assistance. A heav: sea, however, was Tunning and the: dared not approach too closely to the reef on which the Madiana was puond ing. For some time no commnunica tion ,with the Madiana was possible The tug Gladysfen stood about a mile off, waiting an opportunlty to assist but it was not until 11 o'clock thil morning that it became possible t, effect a rescue. The crew of the Madiana launched a boat, but it coul not live in the seat then runningg an( Wholesale Dealer in Agency for WI"S Val. Blati LIQUORS LAENE BEER CICi 1 hite 1K.. was dashed to pieces against the steamer's side. 'A second and. more successful attempt was made a little later and some of the passengers were lowered into it, and after much exertion it succeeded in reaching the Gladysfen. The Madiana's other life boats were then launched in succes sion and the remainder of the passen gers and the captain and crew gained the salvage tug in safety. By\ the prompt action of Engineer Nelson, who had the Madiana's bulkheads broken through, the mail's and the passengers' light baggage were tak en out and brought in the last boats to the Gladysfen, which landed the passengers, crew, mails and baggage here this afternoon. Joseph K. Crofut of Hartforld, Conn., one of the passengers, was interview ed by an Associated Press correspond ent. He said: "I was in my bunk when the shock of the steamer's stranding awoke me. I at once hurried out and rushed on deck, being the first passenger to reach it. Other passengers streamed up from below immediately afterward. There was no confusion among the officers or the passengers .The of ficers faced the situation quietly and quickly assured the passengers there was no danger. The crew, however, who were mostly foreigners,. became disorderly at first, but discipline was soon restored. "Finding that the center of the ship ! was firmly fixed between two rocks and that there was no immediate dan- v ger of her breaking up, the gassen gers gained confidence. Latqr we saw the tug Gladysfen appro hing. She lay to about a mile off, not being able to come nearer on account of the heavy sea. At about 11 o'clock one of the Madiana's boats was low ered, but before anyone could get into it is was smashed into bits. The oth ship boats were then launched with better success. The passengers were attached to slips, the women first, and lowered into the life boats. It was a dangerous journey to the Glad ysfen.. The boats' crews had to pull through a heavy sea, but no mishap occurred and we were all seftly em barked." Was Prof. Giron Bribed? Vienna, Feb. 10.-A story is publish ed here that Professor Giron deserted the Crown Princess of Saxony for a bribe of $100,000. As a consequence the princess is heartbroken. The story is doubtful. ST'IME CARD S-'--orF- TRAINS, AT SILLINGS. CA51T IOUNt I .SVt I C.EPART No. 2 North (oat L'td.. 9:00 a. n. 9:15 a.m. No. 4 Twin City Exoresa 11:10 p. m. (11:20 p. m No ii Pacife Express..... 8:40 a. m. 9:05 a. m. No. 22 Hed Lodge Local I :.0 p. m. No. '4 Bridger ..........., 3:30 p. m. WEFT-SOUND : No. 1 North 'oat L'td 1 10:27 n. m i 10:87 a. m. No. 3 Pacitfic xpro s..... I 2.: a r. j 2:40 a. n,. No. 5 Burl. Pacific Ex p. I 4:45 a. m. :05 a.m No. 21 lied Lodge Local I 9:40 a. m. No 25 Bridger " 7:45a. m. Thrragh Tickets to all poure in the Ur.tt-e Stater, Canada. Alaska, i'laon anti Japan. ' ape and Folders on applicatiln. Exrreasn bgor«y Order for sale at all mice, . Ir h.x .. P kz i , Co. RH nkable everywhere. Vt.ifHU.ED TRAINS--DINING CAPS. 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