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MONTANA CLUB STEWARD OF INSTITUTION PLAC-I ED UNDER ARREST. OLAIM POKER WAS PLAYED Tabs Which Members of Club Had Signed Taken in Hand by the "Sly Cops." Helena, March 16.-The police of Helena seem determined to carry into effect the order to close all places where gambling is in existence, and likewise where gambling is said to exist. Today the Montana club was the victim of a raid. The Montana club is a great institution, whose mem bership includes nearly all df the lead ing citizens of Helena. It is asserted that the officials of the club do not permit any sort of gaming in the rooms, but it is said that a game now and then has taken place in the club rooms. It is even said that' poker games have been of frequent occur rence at the club. At any rate, whatever the rules of the Montana club are and the orders issued to the police force, the Mon tana club came within the pale of po led rule today, and a raid, was mnade. Henry Meyer, the steward df the club,' was placed under arrest. Mr. Meyer is a member of the council committee which has been ihvestigating gam bling. Mr. Meyer also is an alderman. In addition to the arrest of Mr. Meyer, the officers took in charge the "tabs" which members sign when they order refreshments. It is not stated how the Police will adduce evidence from these signed slips, but it is claimed that many of them will tend to prove that there has been gambling. Two men named Kirkwood and Col lins were under suspicion for a time today on account of an alleged game which they permitted to run in the Murray house on Rodney street. The names of Collins and Kirkwood ap pear on the police records as having been taken into custody, although it is said that after consultation it was -decided to leave the Murray place in peace, on account of a lack of evi dence. It is said that a place on Clore street was raided by the police this morning and that 15 negroes were taken into custody. The rumor is denied by the police officials. Last night those who were arrested during the raid on the Club gambling house were released with one excep tion. That exception was the pro prietor of the place, M. D. Cosgrove. He alone of the .11 men was held. The release of the 10 employes and players followed numerous consulta tions. The greatest danger from colds and grip is their resulting in pneumonia. If reasonable care is used, however, and Chamberlain's Cough Remedy taken, all danger will be avoided. Among the tens of thousands who have used this remedy for these dis eases we have yet to learn of a sin gle case having resulted in pneumonia. which shows conclusively that it is a certain preventive of that dangerous disease. It will cure a cold or an at tack of the grip in less time than any other treatment. It is pleasant and safe to take. ,For sale by all druggists. BUtIIt UI tMEN WElRE IN IANtILIE Butte. March 16.-Lives were en- I no one could touch the wire. which dangered and one of the department horses knocked from his feet by a crossed wire in front of the Arizona fire station last evening. For several minutes combination truck No. 2 was wrapped in sputtering streams of blue flame, and only the courage of Truck man John Sykes, who cut the wire, averted the danger. Shortly after 11 o'clock an alarm was turned in from Box 61. Two crossed wires at the corner of Main street and, Park avenue caused the call. The apparatus turned out and started toward Main street. In frost of the station telegraph and telephone wires, weighted down with wet snow, were sagging low. One of these had crossed the trolley cable, then had. broken and grounded. It was carrying the full 500 volts. As the combination truck swung out for the turn the off horse became 'entangled in this wire. The shock knocked the brute from his feet. In his struggles to regain them he touch ed the wire again and went down a second time, stunned. The men leap ed from their places and tried to help him. They were practically helpless, for WITNESS COMES PRO MFRANCE. I Will Testify in Contest Over Fair Millions. New York, March 16.-A new wit ness in the Fair will case has turned up. ,His name is Lucien Mas, and he arrived today from Havre on the steamer La Lorraine. He will testify, he says, that Mrs. Charles L. Fair died after her husband in the automobile accident which killed imem both near Paris on August 14 last. Mas claims that he saw the accident, as he was near the spot at the time with his bi cycle, and he says he heard Mrs. Fair groan after her husband was dead. He went to the United States consul with his story, but an investigation failed to reveal any person who saw Mas anywhere in the vicinity of the scene of the accident, either before or after the accident occurred. A number of persons, however, were found who said that Mas did not own a bicycle, and could not even ride one. He says he came here because the lawyers who are trying to prove that Mrs. Fair was the first to die were endeavoring to keep him in France. PLAY BALL. Season on Coast Opens With Practice Games. San Jose, Cal., March 16.-The Port land baseball team defeated the San Jose State league club today by a score of 22 to 5. The Oregonians play ed circles around their opponents af ter the second inning. The San Jose pitchers were given miserable sup port, their team making nine errors behind them. Only sevent hits were made off the Portland pitchers. On the other hand, Portland played an errorless game and secured a total of 17 safe hits. Their stick work came at intervals when it proved most ef fective. Their team work was a feature of the game. Batteries-Portland, Thatcher, En gle, Vigneux and Harlow; San Jose, Steffani, Tyson and Hammond. Los Angeles Loses in Tenth. Los Angeles, Cal., March 16.-The Chicago National league team defeat ed the Los Angeles club of the Pacific Coast league today by a score of 7 to 6. Ten innings were played. Selee t:ied cut three of his pitchers, Taylor, Weimer and Corridon. Taylor and Corridon showed up well, the latter using much speed and unusually wide and drop curves. The eastern infield was in good trim, and Kling and Raub each caught five innings for Selee's side, doing good work. Attendance, 5,000. ONE KILLED TWO BADLY HURT. Boiler Wrecks.Big Toledo Plant-Top of Boiler Blown Half a Mile. Toledo, March 16.-In a boiler ex plosion which wrecked a large portion ft the East Toledo mills of the Repub lic Iron & Steel company today, one man was killed and two others burned so badly that they may die. The, top of the boiler, weighing a ton, was blown half a mile, hurtling just over the tops of 20 houses and finally gouging a hole fully 20 feet deep in the ground. Iron flues by the dozen were driven deep into the earth. One entire end of the mill was blown out, causing damage of $40,000. It will take a month to repair the plant. Eight Months for Horsestealing. I Spccial to The Gazette.] Butte, March 18.-Thomas Cobell, a half-breed Blackfoot Indian, was con victed of horsestealing in the United States court here this morning. The court immediately passed sentence fixing the penalty at eight months in jail at Helena and a fine of $200. was jetting out smoke and fire at a rate that lit up the entire street in a blue glare. Sykes at this juncture leaped from the hook and ladder truck. Getting a pair of nippers, he cut off the current. One horse was so badly stunned for a short time that the team was unable to go to the box from which the alarm was turned in. This morning, how ever, he was fit for service again. Those on the truck at the time of the accident were: Assistant Chief Jerry Shinnock, Captain Chas. Holden, Mort Griffiths, M. Kelly, Pat Cleary and James Dennison. That some of the men did not get the force of the current in their efforts to free the horse is regarded as little short of a miracle. "I thought for the time that we were going to lose the horse," "aid As sistant Chief Shinnock this morning. "The animal was knocked down and stunned. And a horse is not able to stand much of a shock. As a rule we have to respond to a number of alarms any night like last evening. This was the heaviest snow that I have seen in Butte. It clung to everything, and it is strange there were not more crossed wires." HELENA FELT TWO SHOCKS EARTHQUAKE RATTLED CROCK ERY AND. BROKE GLASS. NO SERIOUS DAMAGE DONE Townsend, Winston and White Sul phur Springs Also Made to Tremble. Helena, March 16.-At three min utes to 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon two earthquake shocks were felt in Helena. The direction df the shocks is generally said to be from southeast to northwest ,although there is some ccnfusion in this respect. T'he shocks were close together and were quite se vere. In several places clocks were stopped and window glass broken, and articles of bric-a-brac rattled in an alarming manner. Some of the less substantial buildings were shaken un til their rafter beams cracked. Peo ple who were taking baths at the time of the shock say that the disturbance was sufficient to splash water over the edge of the tubs. Montrose W. Hayes, the observer for the local weather office, has no seismic instrument, and consequently was unable to state the severity of the shock or the direction of the pulsa tions. He said that his government barometer, in case of very severe shocks, would indicate a disturbance, WI ~~ rr ~1 V ~~~ PRESIDENT'S WESTERN TRIP Will Pass Through Billings Twice-=Once on April 7 And Again on April 25. Washington, March 16.-Several e nators and members of the house of i representatives from western states today had conferences with President Roosevelt concerning his approaching 1 tour of the west and northwest. Dates for the president's visit to cities of the several states to be included in his 1 journey were discussed. A few changes were made, bhit the itinerary i of the trip practically has been com pleted, with the exception of the time of arrival and departure of the presi- ( dent from a few places. The itinerary now is in the hands of the railroads for exact determination of the running time of the president's train. The party will leave Washington on the morning of April 1 and will pro ceed directly via the Pennsylvania 1 railroad to Chicago, arriving there the next morning. April 2 will be spent i In Chicago, but the program for the t president's entertainment there has not been completed. From Chicago f the president will go to Madison,'Wis., ' where, on the morning of the third, hv will address the legislature in the i .ate house. Thence he will go to ! Wautaukskee and then to Milwaukee. I He will be entertained at a banquet by the Merchants and Manufactur-i, ers' association of Milwaukee. The ! next morning, after a two hours' stop' at La Crosse, the president will go to i St. Paul and thence to Minneapolis, leaving the latter city late that night and arriving in Sioux Falls, S. D., the next morning. 1 After a brief stop there he will go to Yankton, Mitchell and Aberdeen, S. D., and Edgeley, N. D. -On the morn ing of April 7 he will reach Fargo, N. D., and during the day will visit Jamestown, Bismarck and Medora, all .c in North Dakota. t He will visit Livingston, Mont., on Wednesday, April 8, and will arrive at t Cinnabar, Mont., at noon of that day. Cinnabar is at the entrance to the Yellowstone park. The president's a train will be sidetracked there until 1 Friday, April 24. President "Roose- i velt, accompanied by Secretary Root and John Burroughs, the poet-natural- I ist, of New York, who has been invit- c ad to accompany the party on the t trip, will make an extended tour of , the Yellowstone National park, under 1 :he guidance of Major Pitcher, the r park superintendent. On this trip the president will be escorted by a picked detail of soldiers. It' is under- r stood that Secretary Loeb and the oth- t ar members of the president's party a will remain on the train at Cinnabar 1 luring the president's absence, but c communication will be maintained with the president daily during his @ absence. On Friday. April 24, the president a will leave Cinnabar, and after passing i through Livingston, Mont., and Bill- . tut it showed no indiCation of trou ile. From that he took it that the shock was not severe. So far as reported no serious dam Lge resulted from the earthquakes in SIelena. Severe in Missouri Valley. Townsend, March 16.-At 11:56 yes erday morning a very severe earth uake shock was felt throughout the Missouri valley, lasting about two sec ,nds. Buildings in this town trembled, vindows and doors shook as with a tigh wind, and a great many people -an out of their houses in alarm, think ng an explosion of some kind had oc )ccurred. it cannot be learned if any lamage has been done, but the opin on is that it was not severe enough 'or that. The shock was felt at Winston about :he same time, also at Whito Su!phur 3prings, which incirn'es the tremor 1t running from west to east. LEAPED TO DEATH. •espondent Englishman Makes Des perate Jump. Chicago, March 16.-With a clothes ine about his neck, the end of which was made fast near the window ledge, Henry Pike leaped from a window n the third floor of a boarding house aLst night. The rope with which Pike :hough to hang himself broke, but ie fell to a stone sidewalk in front Af he building and was killed. Pike was an Englishman, 51 years old. He hat been out of employment ind had become despondent. The Reliance Will Defend. New York, March 16.-The name of .he new cup defender to meet the shamrock III will be the Reliance. This was officially announced tonight I by the secretary of the New York Yacht club on behalf of Adrain Iselin. ngs will arrive at Alliance, Neb., late n the afternoon of April 25. After a hort stop there he will proceed to I Irand Island, Neb., where the party vill spend Sunday. During Monday, April 27, the president will visit in he order named: Hastings, Lincoln. Iremont and Omaha. He will spend he night at Omaha and will reach ihenandoah, iowa, early on the morn ng of the twenty-eighth. During that lay he will make a brief stop at Cla inda, Vanwert, Osceola, Des Moines, )skaloosa, all in Iowa. Passing the night on the train, the )resident will arrive at Keokuk on the norning of the twenty-ninth, and on hat day will visit Quincy, Ill., Han libal, Mo., Louisiana, Mo., and Clarks rille, Mo. He will arrive in St. Louis ate in the afternoon. That night and lpril 30 the president will remain n St. Louis participating in the cere nonies inicdent to the dedication of he Louisiana Purchase exposition' :rounds. He will arrive at Kansas :ity on the morning of May 1, and vill remain there several hours, vis ting Kansas City, Kan., Lawrence. (.n., and Topeka the same day. The Light will be spent at Topeka. He vill make brief stops the next day at Vlanhattan, Junction City, Abilene, Sa ina, Ellsworth. Russell, Hays and Vakeney, and arrive at Sharon springs, Kan., late in the evening. unday will be passed at that place. )n Monday, May 4, he will visit Chey nne, Wells, Denver. Colorado Springs, 3eblo and Trinidad, all in Colorado. He will be in Santa Fe and Albu iuerque on Tuesday, May 5. The treater part of May 6 will be spent t Grand Canyon, Ariz. After a brief top at Seligman, Ariz., on the night if May 6, the president will proceed 1 o Barstow, Redlands and San Bar lardeno, Cal., on May 7, arriving at he latter place late that day and wiill pend the night there. On May 8 he will stop at.Claremount ,nd Pasadena, Cal., reaching Los i ingeles early in the afternoon, where i te will remain until the next morning. 1 )n May 9 he will visit Ventura, Santa t larbara and San Luis Obispo. Sun- t lay, May 10, will be spent at Mon- I erey, Cal. Pajaro, San Cruz and San i ose will be visited on Monday, May 1 1i. that night being spent at the last amed place. During the morning of lay 12 the president will stop at Palo ilto and Burlingame, and' will ar ive at San Francisco early in the af ernoon. The remainder of that day nd Wednseday, and Thursday. May 8 and 14, will be spent in San Fran isco, Oakland and Berkeley, Cal. The president and party will then o to Raymond. Cal., where four days r rill be spent in the Yosemite Valley t nd Big Tree region. On the morn ag of Tuesday, May 19, the president rill enter Nevada, stoping at Reno a LOST LETTER TO BURDOICK VAS SHOWN TO FRIEND OF MUR- C DERED MAN. a NRITER HINTED AT SUICIDE t .ommunication Was from New York and Was in Regard to Di vorce Suit. Buffalo, N. Y., March 16.-Witnesses who were in the Burdick home just )efore and after the discovery of the t nurder of Edwin L. Burdick will be :alled to the stand at tomorrow's ses-. dion of the inquest and Mrs. Hull may )e recalled. The Express tomorrow will print an nterview with a person who at one :ime was a stockholder in the Buffalo Nnvelope company, and for 12 years x close friend of Edwin L. Burdick. the interview in part is as follows: "I have been acquainted with Mr. Burdi~k for 12 years prior to his leath. I came in almost daily con tact with him and for some time past' nad been more or less in his confl lence. Will Cutting Off the Wife. "Though I knew in the early part )f December that Mr. Burdick had 1 made a will cutting off his wife, :it was not until shortly after Christmas :hat I learned anything about the; di 'orce proceedings. "I can completely believe all : I .nd Carson. That evening he will re urn to Cal.iornia for a four days' I tay at Sacramento. On Wednesday, c day 20, he will be at Redding and uisson, Cal., and at Ashland, Ore. Thursday morning, May 21, he will pend at Salem, Ore., reaching Port and early that afternoon where he vill remain until the next morning. prom Portland the president will go nto Washington, stopping at Chehalis, :entralia, Olympia and Tacoma. At 'acoma the president and the entire arty will take a boat trip Saturday, I Iay 23, on Puget sound, touching at 3remerton and Everett, the trip end ag at Seattle late that afternoon. The pecial train will be run empty from 'acoma to Seattle. Sunday, May 24, will be passed in leattle. Other Washington cities will e e visited on May 25 in this order: :llensburg. North Yakima, Pasco, Vallula and Walla Walla. Early on he morning of May 26 the president vill arrive at Spokane, remaining here for several hours. During that lay he will stop at Tokae, Wash., Har ison and Wallace, Idaho. On May 27, at 8 a. m., he will reach lelena, Mont., and during the same ay will visit Butte from 2 to 4 p. m. le will go into Idaho and on Thurs ay, May 28, stopping at Pocatello, loise, Nampa. Mountain Home and lhoshone. Early on Friday, May 29. o will reach Salt Lake City, Utah, emaining there several hours. Dur ag the afternoon and evening he will I top at Ogden and Evanston, Wyo. aturday morning, May 30,. Laramie, Vyo., will be reached. At this point he president will leave the train. He -ill spend May 30 in a mannersuit- 1 ble to Memorial day, and will rejoin t is train at Cheyenne. Sunday, May , 1, will be passed at Cheyenne. On Monday, June 1, the trip home- f rard to Washington will begin. The t nly stop that day will be at North E latte, Neb. The president will enter rwa on the morning of June 2, touch ig at Council Bluffs, Dennison, Fort lodge, Cedar Falls and Dubuque. At le last named place he will spend t he night. The next morning he will r lake brief stops at Freeport, Rock- e 3rd, Rochelle, Aurora, Joliet, Pontiac, 1 Lexington and Bloomington all in Illi- f ois. The night of June 3 will be a pent in Bloomington. . On June 4 he will visit Lincoln, Ill., n pringfleld, Ill., and Decauter, Ill., and t 'ill arrive at Indianapolis that night. 1i hence he will proceed directly to Vashington makinfg only necessary p tops and arriving home on the ev- 1 ning of Friday, June 4. a During the trip the president will o take many speeches. A majority of b nem, quite naturally, will be deliver- n il from the platform of his car, but p zany of them will. be sustained ef )rts of notable importance. eard of Mr. )r the crime migh't he'hBiei e ie esire to "suppress the scandal' that ould have been incidentt to the triral a a divorce suit. "Soon after Mr. Burdick told me of is havink begun divorce proceedings, e showed me a letter he had Just re eived from New York. In this letter ie writer was trying hard to bring bout a reconciliation between *Mr. .urdick and his wife. She pleaded rith Burdick to take 'Allie back.' "The writer also wrote in this lpt er something that Burdick consider d as a threat that unless there was reconciliation there would be a dou le suicide. I cannot remember the xact words, but they were something ke this: "'Do you want to put an end to all ur lives?' "Mr. Burdick pointed out that par icular part of the letter to me and aid: "'That means suIcide. Well, let hem go ahead and do it.' "It seems to me that this letter ught to be found. What has become f it? Did he have it in his desk in is den at his' home and was it taken y the mutrderer when rifling the draw rs that was found open? "Another paper that should be found is a list of 20 meeting places that Mr. lurdick had secured for use in his Ivorce pr6ceedihgs." NEW4AdG'NT WAS 'KILLED. ast Mail on the Union Pacific Collid Sed With a Freight.: Grand Island, N.b., March 16.-Fast eafj, train No1 I.o9, eastbotmd, on the Jnion 1.1ie', cp.ilided heapl on with freight at Spady's Islandearly today. lerman Hopkins of Omaha, the news Lgent, whowas standing on a. plat orm, was killed and Conductor M. C. Vallace of Opmaha had a leg broken. None of the passengers were hurt. Harrison Renominated. Chicago, March 16.-Mayor 'Carter larrison was renominated for a fourth erm in the democratic city conven ion here today. The remainder of the slate agreed ipon at a caucus of the democratic eaders yesterday was as follows: For ity treasurer, Ernest Hummell; for ity clerk, William Loeffler; for city ttorney, John E. Owens. Just before the hour set for the pening of the convention, however, ,oeffler declined to run and the name f J. J. Boehm was substituted. First' Publication Feb 20, 1903.-4t High Line Ditch Co. Notice is hereby given that at a neeting of the trustees of the High, ine Ditch Co., held on the 12th day f February, 1903, an assessment of per cent per share was levied upon he capital stock of the corporation, payable on or before the 14th day f March, 1903. to the secretary, at is ranch, or by mail at Billings, Mon ana. Any stock upon which the assess nent shall remain unpaid on the said 4th day of March, 1903, will be de inqueint and advertised for sale at lublic auction, and unless payment is lade before will be sold on the 31st .ay of March, 1903, to pa; the de inquent assessment .together with osts of advertising and expenses of ale. E. B. HASTINGS, Secretary High Line Ditch Co. Billings, Mont., Feb. 12, 1903. First Pubilcation Feb. 27, 1903.-4 Contest Notice. )epartment of the Interior, United States Land Office, Bozeman, Mon tana, February 19, 1903. A sufficient contest affidavit having *een filed in this office by Patrick iuinn, contestant ,against homestead ntry No. 5935, made March 15, 1901, or NSWY1, SE% SW%4 and SW/4 IE1, section 10, township 1 S., range 0 E., M. P. M., by William A. Whit 3ck, contestee, in which it is alleged hat said William A. Whitlock has not t any time since June 10, 1902, lived n said land, and has abandoned it ,r more than six months past; and hat he has not lived upon or cultivat d said tract as required by law. And. hat his said alleged absence from aid land has not been due to his em loyment in the army, navy or ma ine corps of the United States in ime of war; said parties are hereby otified to appear, respond and offer vidence touching said allegation at 0 o'clock a. m. on April 10, 1903, be )re L. Whitney, U. S. Commissioner t Joliet. Montana, and that final earing will be held at 10 o'clock a. i. on April 21, 1903, before the regis ýr and receiver at the United States Lnd office in Bozeman, Montana. The said contestant having, in a roper affidavit, filed February 14, 03, set forth facts which show that t fter due diligence personal service' E this notice can not be made, it is ereby ordered and directed that such otice be given by due and proper ublication. M. R. WILSON, Register. A. J. Edsall, leceiver.