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VOL. XVIII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1903. NO.94. IRISH LAND BILL INTRODUCED i, Wyndham Unfolds His Plan for the Purchase of Their H Holdings by Tenants. London, March 25.-The Irish secre. tary, Mr. Wyndham, introduced the government's- long anticipated Irish land bill in the house of commons to. day. It proposes a free grant of $600, 000,000 for the purposes of the bill. The keen interest felt in. this new legislation, which it is hoped will pro mote peace and contentment in Ire land, was evidenced by the crowded house. The peers' gallery and the distin guished strangers' gallery were fill ed, and there has not been such a gathering of members of parliament ciace the opening of the session. Michael Davitt, the father of the Land League, celebrated his tifcy seventh birthday by re-entering the hou.se for the first time s!hci he ,cas ad to no a member in order to hear the chief secretary for Ireland unfol-I nis plans. M-. H.Andham, who was heartily cheercd when he rose to speak an nounced at the outset that the gov ernment thought cash aid was nec essary for the fulfillment of the pro posed scheme, but it attached greater importance to the credit operation than to the cash operation. He then unfolded the scheme which provides for advances of money for the pur chase of land by the tenants. The advances will be in the shape of cash and not of stock, but in order to en able the cash to be raised a new stock is to be floated. The Irish land bill provides that tenants shall pay 3% per cent inter ,DOWDELL HAS CHANCE FOR LIFE Wounded Man Though Dangerously Cut flay Re cover-Assailant Expresses Regret Daughter Starts Home. Helena, March 26.-Miss Bessie Young, the Missoula young woman, who is said to have been the indirect cause of Charles Dowdell being dan gerously stabbed by J. S. Young, the girl's father, has been in Helena for several days. She left yesterday aif ternoon for her home. The sheriff's office in Helena received a message to look up the girl and she was located through a postoffice box which she had rented. Through a frientd it was ascertained by Peter Scharrenbroich, deputy sheriff, that the girl intended to leave for Missoula on yesterday's train. Missoula, March 25.-Carl Dowdell, who, yesterday, was cut and danger ously wounded by J. S. Young of Ovando, is still alive and the sur geons have some degree of hope that he may recover. Dowdell has four knife wounds in his abdomen and was cut five times about the arms during his efforts to ward off Young's thrusts. Young now appears to be sorry for the affair. He says little or nothing cotcerning the stabbing, but it is said I that he has expressed regret that the affray occurred. P Refused -to Marry Daughter. J. S. Young, the man who stabbed Dowdell, says he did it because the young man refused to marry his r daughter, Bessie Young. Dowdell's condition was such that he could not be removed from the hotel. Drs. Crain, Pixley, Putney and Gwlnn dressed the wounds, but could give but little hope of the injured man's recovery. He had been stab bed three times in the abdomen and twice on the arm. Harry Jackson, clerk at the hotel, who had shown Yoting and Dowdell to the room in which the cutting was done, was the first to see the injured man. He returneld to the office after 'showing the men to the room. Anna Munson, a chambermaid, heard the door of the room being iocked from the inside and soon after ward heard a loud cry of murder. She rang the offioe several times as an alarm and Jackson rushed up stairs. On the stairs between the -seeond afnt third floors he passed Yg'ag, who was wiping blood off his est on loans from the government; that untenanted farms and grazing lands will be sold to neighboring ten ants, and that three commissioners will supervise the sales. The advance to the tenants, through the provisions of the land bill, are limited to $2,500 in the congested districts and $5,000 elsewhere. The bill will become ef fective November 1. Mr. Wyndham said $750,000,000 could safely be advanced on Irish land, but he thought the scheme would not involve $500,000,000. The Irish secretary explained that while the maximum charge on the English treasury would not exceed $1,975,000 in a single year, the reduc tion in the cost of the administration of Ireland would amount to $2,250,000. It will be called guaranteed 2% per cent stocks and will be unredeemable for 30 years. Mr. Wyndham doubted if the $500, 000,000 of the stock would be needed. It would be issued at the rate of $25, 000,000 yearly for the first three years, and afterwards possibly in larger sums. In addition to this the government proposeid a free grant of $60,000,000, to be raised by additions to the stock, the itnerest and sinking fund of which will be borne by the treasury, and the maximum annual charge will not exceed $1,950,000. Against this charge, on the British treasury the Irish government pro poses forthwith to commence reduc tions in the cost of administration amounting to $2,150,000; per annum. Proceeding Mr. Wyndhalhi dealt with hands. Young told him he had killed Dowdell and was going to give him self up to the officers. Jackson rushed past him and into the room, where he found Dowdell lying on the bed propped up on one elbow. Blood from the wounds in the abdomen streamed through his cloth ing and soaked the bed covers. A trail of blood led from the bed to the door and another back to the bed. On the knob of the door was more blood, indicating that Dowdell, when attack ed had endeavored to escape from the room but could not on account of its having been locked by Young. When Jackson entered the room Dowdell sat up on the side of the bed and said: "My God, I'm murdered; get a doctor!" Jackson returned to the office to call a doctor. In the meantime Young had passed out of the hotel and meeting G. L. Burrill on the street told him he had killed a man and wanted to give him self up. With Burrill he started in search of an officer and on Main street, near the hotel, they met Sher ift Thompson and Undersheriff Ster ling, to whom Young surrendered. He was taken to the county jail by Un dersheriff Sterling. Young says he came to Missoula Monday night in answer to a letter he received from Mrs. C. Gillen of South Missoula with whom his daugh ter had roomed while attending the Gardep City Commercial college. Mrs. Gillen had written him a letter tell ing him that his daughter had left Missoula and intimated that the girl had been wronged. Yesterday morning he went to the Gillen home and was told that the girl had left Thursday without telling the woman with whom she roomed where she was going. Mrs. Gillen had heard her crying in her room the night be fore her departure. There was a man in the room with the girl at the time, whom she believed to be Dow dell. After his conversation with Mrs. Gillen, Young went to the business college, but could learn nothing there of the whereabouts of his daughter. Professor Reits informed him that he considered the girl one of his model pupils and that the night before she left she had made arrangeme ts to the points of the bill which contain a bewildering mass of figures, showing bow advances would be made and the terms of repayment; but it seems in the main to be on the lines laid down Ly the land conference report and will be satisfactory to landlords and tenants. In the course of his speech, which was punctuated with cheers, Mr. Wyndham said the lords of Ire land were being ruined financially and that the tenants were being ruined morally and the taxpayers of England were paying $700,000 per annum to the land commission and $7,000,000 to Irish police, whfch large force was needed to deal with the irregularities growing out of the land question. "Is it surprising, under these cir cumstances," said the secretary, "if the landlords and tenants came to gether?" Mr. Wyndham did not think any recondite or veiled reasons need be looked for. Past experiences show the state incurred no risk in giving such aid. From the taxpayers' view point, it was stated that aid for the land purchase was a safe commercial transaction. By the aid of the state 80,000 tenants have already bought their holdings and the state had not lost a half penny. Mr. Wyndham also said that the number of anomalies which had to be dealt with rendered the work most embarrassing, complicated and very difficult to present to the house in an intelligible manner. The state of things in some parts of Ireland was such as could scarcely be believed in England. take up a course in banking, upon which she was to work during her leisure hours. Yesterday afternoon Young says he went to the postofice to talk with Dowdell. Ije knew his daughter and Dowdell had been keeping company for some time and the young man had visited the ranch at Ovando. He says the young man grew pale when he spoke to him. He requested an inter view but was told by Dowdell that he could not leave the office till 6 o'clock. Young was admitted to the rear of the office and after talking the mat ter over for a while finally induced Dowdell to accompany him to the ho tel. There he says he talked with the young man in a fatherly manner and asked him to do, what was right. He says Dowdell asserted that it was all a plot concocted to catch him. Young then asked him to take him to his daughter and Dowdell said he knew nothing of the girls' where abouts. By this time they had reach ed the room on the third floor of the hotel and Young says he had about exhausted his patience. He told Dow :Sell that a smooth oily city man should have more principle than to trap a country girl as he characteriz ed his daughter. & Loses His Temper. When Dowdell refused to accede to his request Young says he lost his temper entirely and does not remem ber what happened. He does not know where his daughter is and believes Dowdell to be the only one who does know. The knife with which the cutting was done is a large clasp knife with a blade about four inches long. Young purchased the knife in Missoula yes terday morning. He says he bought it for skinning cattle and game. Mrs. Gillen, with whom the missing girl roomed since last October, does not know where the girl went, but be lieves she heard something said about going to Butte, during the conversa tion between the girl and the man on the night before Bessie's disappear ance. Drowned in Arkansas Flood. Memphis, Tenn., March 25.-J. R. Hood, an employe of an Arkansas saw mill, returned from the flooded 'dis trict of Arkansas today, and reports that, while at Gavin, a station on the FriJco railroad, Saturday afternoon, he saw a skiff containing four drum mers and two negroes swept under a railroad bridge by the swift current. The boat was overturned and all of the six occupants were drowned. Mr. Hood does hot know the names of the traveling men, but says they had em ployed the negroes to row them across the submerged district to Mound City, Ark. GETS HIS REWARO. E. E. Clark Is Chosen Assistant to ' Secretary Cortelyou.. Washington, March 25.-President Roosevelt- has decided to appoint as assistat tJecretary of the department of commerce and labor Edgar E. Clark of Cedar Rapids, chief of the Brother hood of lRailway Conductors, and one of the members of the anthracite coal strike copnmission. Judge feorge Gray, president :f the strike .,cqimission, reco.lu~iLed Mr. Clark, td. the president as one of the best executive officers he had ever come in contact with, and said that some of the most important work of the investigation of the coal strike had been done by him. The other members of the commission also. com mended Mr. Clark's worth, and Pres ident Rodsevelt was gratified because the recommendations harmonized with his own opinions, formed last summer; When he met Mr. Clark at Chattanooga and heard him speak to the railway men's convention. There has been a desire to select an assistant secretary who would repre sent organized labor, as the depart ment is to represent labor as well as commerce. Mr. Clark represents .or ganized labor, and he is also recom mended as a most efficient executive officer to aid Secretary Cortelyou in organizing the new department. THE CILT EDCE TRACEDY PARTICULARS OF SHOOTING AT LITTLE MINING CAMP. Lewistown, March 25.-A wholesale killing occurred at Gilt Edge, a little mining camp of 500 population, lo cated in the Judith mountains, about 20 miles northeast of this city, at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. Mrs. Barney Hediger over whom the trouble occurred, and W. P. Pat terson, who did the shooting are both dead, and latest dispatches from the camp, this evening say that Jack Pierce, who was also shot by Patter son, is likely to' lie at any moment. Patterson, who was the accepted lover of Mrs. Hediger, went to the }home of Mrs. Ellen Lee, where Mrs. Hediger was staying and found the Hediger woman cooking breakfast. He upbraided her for alleged faithless ness and then struck her with his fist and knocked' her down. As she arose he struck her with his gun, knocking her down again and while she was on the floor shot her twice. One bullet entering the body under the right arm, coming out just above the col lar bone and the other bullet entering the head just above the left ear, car rying away a portion of her skull and killing her instantly. While the shooting was going on Pierce came down stairs and was met by Patterson, who shot him in the breast and then turned the gun on himself, sending a bullet through his own head. Rosie Lee, a little 8-year-old child of Ellen Lee, was in the room all of the time the shooting was going on, which was but a few seconds. She ran and informed the family of Frank Barnes of the shooting and a large crawd gathered in a few moments. A horrible sight greeted their eyes as they entered the house. In the kitchen the bodies of Mrs. Hediger and Mr. Patterson were found lying together and in an adjoining room Pierce lay mortally wounded and almost uncon scious. The officers of this place were notified. County Attorney Bel den and Sheriff Slater went to the scene of the tragedy at once, arriv ing there about noon. This afternoon Coroner Sawyer empaneled a jury, who, after hearing the testimony of the child, who was in the house, re turned a verdict of murder and sui cide. In a small note-book found in Pat terson's pocket, was found a note ad dressed to "Our Friend," stating that he and Mrs. Hediger had been married September 2, in Denver; having gone there from Glendive, where Mrs. Hediger was visiting her, mother. They returned to Montana about the first of the year and he gave the wo man money with which to secure a divorce from her husband, who is a rancher living near Gilt Edge. The note also stated that he was being badly treated and was going to make some trouble, out of which he might not .come alive. The divorce proceedings were to have been commenced in the district court today. All the parties concerned are of poor reputation and the affair has created great excitement in the lit tie mining camp. INDIAN'S BODY FOUND Remains Badly Bruised and Nearly Stripped of Clothing. Kipp, March 25.-Joseph Fast-Buf falo-Horse has been found dead in Oliver Sanderville's field under very suspicious circumstances. He had been missing for some time, and, al though vigorous search was made for days, he was only recently found. Two weeks ago last Saturday, Oliver Sanderville sent Joe Head-Carrier and Barney Calf-Foot to Dupuyer with a wagon for some provisions, another young fellow named Day Rider accom panying them on horseback. It was known that they met Fast-Buffalo Horse in town, and that he left there with them for home, and when asked what had become of him they said they had not seen him since. When the body was found it was seen to be badly bruised, and Major Monteath, with Dr. Martin, drove over to the place. The body laid at the bottom of a small coulee ,partly in the water of a spring. A few inches of snow had recently fallen, but it did not wholly conceal a narrow furrow coming idown the slope, as if some thing had been dragged there. Brooms were secured, the new snow swept away, and the fact that the body had been dragged to the place was plainly evident. The tracks of two men were found in this trail, one hav ing worn boots or shoes, the other moccasins. The three young men who had been with him were at once arrested, separately confined, and have been put through the sweating pro cess. Their stories of that night's experience differ considerably, but as yet they have admitted nothing that really implicates them. They say an substance that when they arrived at Dupuyer they met Joe Fast-Buffalo-Horse in a saloon, that he had three bottles of whisky and was pretty drunk. They all start ed home as soon as the provisions were put up, and stopped. on the way at the Rutherford ranch, where they had supper. After leaving there Fast Buffalo-Horse, who was then riding in the wagon, got on the fight and John Head-Carrier and Barney Calf-Foot, took turns setting on him and- holding VASQUES IS FIRED OUT HIS GOVERNMENT IN SAN DO MINGO OVERTHROWN. HE HAS A WARSHIP LEFT Minister of War Surrenders and Other Officers Seek Refuge in American Consulate. San Domingo, Republic of Santo Do mingo, March 25.-Quiet has been re stored in this city by the warships in port. The minister of war, Senor Pichar do, has surrendered to the revolution ists and the minister of posts and telegraphs, Senor Oastillo, has join ed the foreign minister, Senor San chez, in seeking refuge at the United States consulate. The inhabitants of the villages around this city are joining in the revoluntionary movement. No news is obtainable from the southern and northern parts of the island. There was severe fighting yester day at La Vega, but the result is not known. If the north and south refuse to join ip the revolutionary movement the situation may become more seri ous than it is. Commerce is at a standstill and there is considerable anxiety as to the future. A. warship is going to San Pedro de. Macoris ,to the eastward of this city, in order to compel it to surren der. The warship Presidente, which is off the northern coast of the island, is in the possession of President Vas-' quez. Paris, March %.--The foreign omce him down, While one of them drove the team. At the gap, however, they claim that he became unmanageable, and breaking loose from the one who was holding him, jumped out of the wagon, mounted his horse, and rode away on the back trail. Day Rider, who was also mounted, followed him a short way but was unable to over take him. That, they claim, was the last that any of them ever saw of him. The body was found to be pretty badly bruised. The neck was broken, well stretched out, and there were marks on it as if it had been encircled by two lariets. The forehead and face were bruised, the arms also, as if they had been struck while he at tempted to shield his face. The shirt sleeves were torn off, and the overalls he wore had slipped down and were in a bunch at the heels, the left ankle was broken and turned completely around, and the heel on the boot of that foot bore a red dent, as.if it had been caught in the spokes of a wagon wheel. The dead man's horse was found outside of the field, and a mile from the body. While some of the bruises co'ild have been caused by falling from the animal, the rope creases around the throat cannot be accounted for in that way. Young Fast-Buffalo-Horse was the handsomest man on the reservation; his companions of that night were all married, and were, it is claimed, all very jealous of him. A significant fact is that his over coat and silk handkerchief have just been found in the house of Calf-Foot, Barney Calf-Foot's father. Major Monteath has sent for a de tective to help unravel the case. j[Special to The Gazette.] Helena, March 26.-United States Deputy District Attorney Bailey has been called to Browning, in the north ern part of the state, to investigate the death of an Indian of the Black foot tribe known as Fast-Buffalo Horse. has received a dispatch from San Do mingo, confirming yesterday's advices of the Associated Press, saying that two revolutionary generals have taken possession of that city and adding that President Vasquez has been ex pelled. The dispatch, is brief, owing to the revolutionists having cut the wires but the officials here construe it as meaning that President Vasquez's government has been overthrown. No information has been received at the foreign office regarding the re ported revolution in Nicaragua. AMERICANS ARE HELD. Gautemalan Government Refused to Give Them Passports. San Francisco, March 25.-Eleven passengers booked at San Juan de Guatemala on the Kosmos liner The ben, which has arrived from Central American pcris. were detained, as the government would not give them their passports. Colonel Clemens, who joined the vessel at Valparaiso, mysteriously dis appeared during the run up the coast. He once held a commission in the French artillery, but for the last five years has been drilling and organiz ing Peruvian recruits. At Corinto he heard of the impending war between two Central American states and left the vessel to visit San Jose de Guate mala. -He has not been heard from since. His baggage is on the Theben. PREVENTED HOTEL FIRE. Rare Presence of Mind Displayed by Representative Macginnis. [Special to The Gazette.] Butte, March 26.-Representative Macginnis, one of the Silver Bow county members of the legislature, played the part of a hero at the Butte hotel last night. In a room occupied by his mother a coal oil lamp explod ed and the young representative pro- vfs vented a conflagration by selsrt. the burning lamp and casting it into tice. street. The lamp fell u -.a the of a hack-driver and re. ei erzt of aste o haty