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Land Contest Leads to Battle Be= tween Musselshell Ranchers. Lewistown, March 24.-James Fen ley and Richard Hall engaged in what Came near being a fatal affray last evening in front of Kearney's saloon here. The men are ranchers on the lower Musselshell and have been partners. They disputed over a desert land claim on Cat creek and the dis agreement was taken into the land of fice, the hearing of the case beginning yesterday. At the conclusion of the session yesterday the case was post pone:i until today. The men met af ter supper, played cards in Kearney's and appeared to be on ordinarily good terms. Later they went outside of the place and engaged in a quarrel. Hall, who JEALOUSY CAUSED THE TIRAiEDY Lewistown, March 24.-Meager de tails have reached here from Gilt Ige of a tragedy that cost the lives of two men and a woman. According to the story told here at 8 o'clock this morning, Jack Pierce and a man named Patterson, whose full name is not known, had a fight over Mrs. Barney Hedigar. Jealousy is said tc have been the motive. ALLECEDBETRAYER FATALLY STABBED Missoula, March 24.- Joseph L. Young, a well-known rancher living at lOvando, fatally stabbed' Carl Dowell, .a well-known postoffice clerk of this city at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The -affair occurred in Young's room in ilAAD USED HIS POCKETKNIFL Little Fellow Stabs to Death Man Who Is Getting the Best of His Parent. Union, Ore.. March 24.-Woods Gray and his 13-year-old son were brought to the Union county jail late Saturday night on a charge of mur dering Archibald M. Halgarth of El gin. The affair occurred in the north eastern part of Union county, five miles from Elgin, near the Wallowa county border. Woods Gray and Archibald Halgarth were neighbors and foes. Gray was a Tennesseean, raised in Kentucky, and a typical mountaineer. The small sons of the men fought at school the battles of their fathers, and in the complication Gray's son was expelled. Gray was taking him back to Frchool with a revolver in his hip pocket when Halgarth, one of the trustees, noticed them from a field and called a halt. There was a narrow lane between them with two fences. As Halgarth crossed the intervening! fences to get at Gray in the county ioads, mutual recriminations occur red and Gray pulled his revolver and told the trustee to stay on his own side. Halgarth walked over to Gray, seiz ing him. In the struggle Gray shot four times, hitting Halgarth once. Halgarth threw Gray down, wrested the weapon from him and began pounding him. Then Gray, according to Halgarth's statement, criep; to his son: "Get your knife and kill the - ." 'The boy opened his jackknife and assailed Halgarth, stabbing him six times, one penetrating the lung. Notice. I am out about 15 head of cattle, branded OL on right ribs and O on right neck. Information as to their whereabouts will be suitably reward ed. OLOF NELSON, 90-4f Columbus, Mont. ELOPED WITH HI Great Falls. March 24.-Local of filers were notified yesterday morn ing of the arrest, in Spokane, of Harry Reid, alias Carl Reeder, who was em ployed for several weeks last sum mer in the ,local wool house and freight office of the Montana Central addn lived, with a young woman then supposed to be his wife, in the Tod block. The couple left here July 28, going to Spokane; and it was about a week later that a request was receiv ed from officers at Moorhead, Minn., to arrest the man. When the request was received, no clew to the where abouts of ,the man, who was known here as Carl Reeder, could be secur ed, but recently he was arrested in -p e, where he was connected estate agency, r is the larger man, is said to have pull ed off his coat. B. F. Lindsay, the first man to see the affair, thinking the men were armed, stepped' be tween them and told them to throw away their weapons. Hall handed Lindsay his knife. A moment later the combatants rushed at each other and were again separated. It was found that Hall was bleeding profusely and he was taken to the office of Dr. Treaty. The physician sewed up five cuts, all seri out ones, one of them nearly severing the win;dpipe. Hall was taken to the hospital where he is reported to be resting easy. Fenley is in jail. Pierce is said to have found Patter son in the company of the woman. He shot Mrs. Hedigar, killing her; shot Patterson, who is expected to die, and then killeldi himself. The sheriff and the county attorney left here for the scene at once. They had not returned at 3 o'clock this afternoon and further particulars could not be obtained. the Missoula hotel, where he had tak en Dowell to try and persuade him 1 to marry his daughter, Bessie Young, whom the father claims Dowell had ruined. The physicians state that Dowell cannot live. RIOTERS FIRED UPON. Mob Attempts to Fire Government t Building in Kingstown. Kings own, St. Vincent, March 24. A serious riot was in progress at 2:30 this afternoon in Port of Spain, Trin idad, according to a dispatch receiv ed from that city. The mob attempt cd to burn the government buildings and the police had to fire on the riot ers, killing or wounding several of them. The British cruiser Pallas, at the time the dispatch left, was land ing bluejackets. The rioting was due to the refusal on the part of the gov ernment to withdraw an ordinance concerning the new water works, to protest against which several public meetings had been held. A demonstration was made during today's meeting of the legislative council, an!:1 finally the mob stoned the government buildings and set fire to them. The riot act was read and the police fired on the mob. The city was in a state of great ex citment. ELK ARE HEALTHY. No Truth in Rumor That They Are Starving. Bozeman, March 24.-R. A. Wagner, a government scout of the National park, who is here today from his home in the Gallatin basin, says that the re ports of elk dying of starvation in and around the park are wholly false. He -ays the animals wintered better than in several years. He recently saw a band of about 300 elk in the upper basin and they appeared to be strong and healthy. "The Allen Sheep-shearing Machine .,.mpan-" of Chicago has opened an office at Billings and will be pleased o furnish any information to wool :rowers through their agent, in room Belknap block. A machine will be hown in the office, in operation. A depot where all supplies will be kept constantly on hand will be establish ed. Call upon or write for terms and particulars to A. C. Logan, local agent. d-1-sw-tf IS WIFE'S SISTER - to Moorhead, where he will be tried - on a charge of deserting his wife and r three children. Under the Minnesota - law, this is a felony. The young woman with whom Reid 1 lived in this city is still in Spokane, .1 wheri they were living together. She a is a very pretty girl and attracted H much attention here, particularly af , ter Reid had engaged in a fistic en a counter with a waiter in a restaurant who, Reid claimed, had insulted the woman. Reid, when arrested, admit t ted that the girl is his wife's sister. Reid is alleged to have left Moor n head with about $9,000 in cash, hav r- ing sold all his property at a great n sacrifice within 48 hours. He left d only a very small sum, it is said, for r- the support of his family, and they r- had not heard from him . -dl. b tu. CANDIDATE OF THREE PARTIES. For Once the City of Butte Drops Politics.' SSpecial to The Gazette.] Butte, March 25.-The republicans of the city met in convention this morning to consider the question of nominating a ticket for the approach ig municipal election. After perfect ing a temporary organization the con vention adjourned until 3 o'clock this afternoon. All indicaltions point to the nomina tio of Henry Mueller for mayor, the Butte brewer, who at a time 16 the past served the city in that capacity. Mr. Mueller is already a canldidate on a citizen's ticket, is a candidate of the regular democrats, and if he is nominated by the republicans this ev ening, as now seems certain, his tri umphant election appears a certainty. A large majority of the voters of Butte are inclined to separate them selves as far as possible from politics in the approaching election. They demand a business administration of municipal affairs and in the move ment which they have inaugurated to place Mr. Mueller in the mayor's chair they are confident that they are mak ing no mistake in their selection of a cand-idate. ONCE BELONGED TO IT. Stockmen's Association After the President for Its Meeting. Miles City, March 24.-An effort is being made by the officers of the Mon tana Stockgrowers' association to se cure the presence of President Roose velt at the spring meeting of the as sociation at Miles City, April 21. The first replies received from Secretary Loeb indicated the impracticability of this change in the president's western itinerary, but it is now hop ed that the plan may succeed by the possible change of a few days in the date of the Stockgrowers' meeting. President Joseph E. Brown and Sec retary Preuitt are making every effort tc secure the attendance of the pres ilent. While he was in the cattle business near Medora in 1884-5-6, he was an active member of this associa tion and a regular attendant at its annual meetings, which have always been held in this city. It is believed he would enjoy meet ing his old comrades and that he is willing to make some sacrifice to be able to attend the convention this year. SOUFFRIERE VERY ACTIVE ERUPTIONS MORE VIOLENT THAN EVER BEFORE. Wind Carrying Everything Northward -People Fleeing Before the Destruction. Kingston, St. Vincent, March 24. The eruption of Souffriere continues. The volcano has been cannonading all day, and the quantity of ejecta is apparently greater than at the time of either of the previous eruptions, but stormy winds are driving the clouds northward. There has been a heavy fall of ashes and black sand in the northern districts, which caus ed a few casualties. The inhabitants are going southward in great num bers. Barbadoes reports that darkness spread over that island at 11 o'clock in the morning. The obscurity iWs accompanied by a fall of red ashes. Kingston. St. Vincent, March 24. The activity of Souffriere during last night was less formidable than during Saturday night, but the volcano is now again in violent eruption, throw ing a black clodudl over the entire col ony. The people are terrorized. The lands beyond Georgetown and Chateau Bel-Air, where the erosion of the former deposits has been reported since last October ,are again over whelmed, causing serious hindrance to, if not the complete abandonment of future cultivation, as the arrow root exposed in the drying grounds has been spoiled by volcanic dust and the growers are in a state of despon ency. At Georgetown windows were broken by falling stones and 'the streets are covered with three or four inches of sand. Earth tremors are felt constantly. Roseau, Dominica, March 24.-Fre quent muffled detonations were heard during the afternoon of Saturday and on Sunday morning from the southeast and the clouds traveling westward were laden with dust. Bridgetown, Island of Barbadoes. Sunday, March 22.-Sudden darkness spreald over this island today from 9 until 11:15 a. m. Dust fell and the t lamps were lighted in the churches r and other buildings. Money to loan on .city ind trmn a I-ss. AAAM~: WAS MELANCHOLY AT TIMES Mrs. Burdick Identifies Endearing Letters from Lover --Pennell's Veiled Threat of Suicide. Buffalo, March 24.-Mrs. Burdick, the widow of the late E. L. Burdick of Buffalo, who was murdered at his home in that city, in a mysterious manner, has been on the witness stand for two days. She is testifying before the coroner's jury anti is being sharp ly examined by the district attorney. Her testimony thus far has been in regard to her relations with Lawyer Pennell, who ,together with his wife, met a tragic death by riding over a cliff in an automobile. Mrs. Burdick admits a degree of intimacy with Pennell that can be re garded as criminal. She acknowl edges clandestine. meetings with him scores of times, an.d, identifies endear ing letters written by him. She has recounted, the part taken by Pennell ir. the divorce proceedings, through which she hoped to become legally separated from her husband. She states that Pennell promised to get a divorce from his own wife and mar ry her. Mrs. Burdick disclaims any knowl edge of a certain bond of $25,000 which Pennell is alleged to have furnished, as a guarantee for her main tenance through her life time. Much" of the testimony thus far offered at1 the inquest relates to illicit meetings I with Pennell and trips hither and thither made in his company. The woman is breaking down under the searching examination. Just before court adjourned her evi dence had been brought down to the time of her husband's death, regard ing which she testified, as followss: Hears of Husband's Death. "When you got the telegram from your mother announcing Burdick's death, what reply did you send?" "I replied that I would be home the ENGLAND WANTS HELP. A Demand That Self-Governing Col onies Build Ships. London, March 24.-There is un doubtedly a growing demand by the people of this country that the self governing colonies should bear a larger share of the cost of. the im perial defence. The Saturday Review, referring to the subject, argues as follows: "Supposing for a moment that Can ada was a separate country. She would be forced; especially as her wheat expo:t increases, to keep a con siderable fleet to 'defend her mer chantmen andl yet Sir Wilfrid Laurier maintains that Canda is doing her full duty in the imperial defense by build ing railways, most of which were made possible by English capital." The real meaning of this and sim ilar arguments is that John Bull in spite of his broad back is groaning under an income tax of 15 pence on the pound. and is anxious to be re lieved. TROOPS ARRIVE. Mindinao Town Held by Ladrones Re lieved by Soldiers. Manila, March 24.-The town of' Surigao, in the northwestern part of! the island of Mindanao, which was captured Sunday by the Ladl'ones, was relieved today. The American officials and foreigners were found to be safe. Eightey Ladrones, led by ten es caped convicts, participated in the at tack on Suriago. They had 20 rifles: and 40 bolos and succeeded in sur prising and rushing the constabulary barracks and stampeding the con stabulary. Inspector Clarke was killed at the first rush. The Ladrones captured 80 rifles. The American officials, the women and foreigners sought refuge in the treasury building, where Treas urer Killey, a former Indian scout, as sumed command. The defenders of the building were armed with shot guns and refused the demand of the Ladrones to surrender. They held out until the town was relieved to day by a force of constabulary from Tacloban. The Ladrones fled at the approach of the constabulary. Three companies of Unitd: States infantry will reach Surigao and then probably will start in pursuit of the Ladrones. The government forces in Albay province, island of Luzon, have established a conceitration zone in the center of the province, 27 miles long and 10 miles wide, and have a series of detachments of troops fol lowing the various Ladrone bands. For Sale or Trade. Four room dwelling and five lots In West Side addition, will sell at a bargain, or exchange for live stock. IEgar .. Camp, Billings, Mont., Real anshm dskW ~an awakASeFtt following morning." "Did you also telegraph to Pen nell?" "Yes, I wired him to meet me at the station." "You arrived that Friday morning; did you see Mrs. Hull?" "Yes, sir." "Did' you have, a talk with her?" "Yes, sir." "Did you ask her how it happeaed?" "Why, yes. I said 'Mama, what in the world has happened,' and, she said, 'Ed is dead and he has been murder ed right in his own house."" "What diZd she tell you about it?" "She told me the servants had found the kitchen window open and how Ed could not be found, how the den door was closed and how they were all frightened by the strange appearance of the den when they opened the door and about telephon ing for the doctor." "Did your mother tell you when she looked into the den she saw Ed lying there?" "No, she did not know it was Ed." "Did you hear from Pennell that day?" "I got a brief note from him in which he said he was sorry that he hadl been at the falls when my tele gram arrived so that he could not meet me." She did not reply, she said, nor did she communicate with him in any way after that. She never saw Pennell af ter he left her on the train going to Atlantic City. A recess was taken at this point. It was after 3 o'clock when the af ternoon session of the inquiry was begun with Mrs. Burdick again on the stand. Hint at Murder. Mr. Coatsworth read a letter from IS PROMISED HER FREEDOM STATEMENT OF ENGLISH GOV ERNMENT TO LAWYERS. BE RELEASEL NEXT YEARA Promise Is Given to Secure a Post ponement of Lawsuits Over Valuable Land. Lown.on~,. March 24.-Mrs. Florence Maybrick, the American woman who was convicted at Liverpool in 1889 on the charge of poisoning her hus band, ja mes Maybrick, by arsenic and whose sentence of death was com muted to penal servitude for life, will be released in 1904. The announce ment came from the home office, which now authorizes her Washington lawyers to use the fact of her re lease, next year as a reason for se curing the postponement of the trial of the law suits bearing on the pris oner's interest in land in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Those who are in a position to, know, say that Home Secretary Akers Douglas has shown great courtesy 'in connection with the suits now pending in America. The decision to release Mrs. Maybrick was entirely due to efforts on this' side of the Atlantic and Ambassador Herbert has never been called upon to act in this matter. Mrs. Florence, Maybrick was the central figure of one of the most cele brated criminal trials of modern times and has been for 12 years the inmate of an English prison. She was con victed of having poisoned her hus band, who died in Liverpool May 11, 1 1889. Her friends have asserted ever since the trial that the evidence on which the jury found her guilty was insufficient, and constant efforts have i been malde to obtain for her either a new trial or a pardon. It was charg ed by the prosecution that she gave arsenic to her husband, and a solution i of this poison was found in her pos session. Her defense was that the solution was a face lotion, and it was shown that her husband had been in the habit of taking arsenic as a medi cine. Mrs. Maybrick is 40 years old. We want hay, oats, wheat, potatoes and farm produce. Call at our store or write us and we will name you I price on above. C 9" DONOVAIN-MCCORAI'C KCO. Mrs. Pennell to Burdick, in which she pleaded with him' to take Mrs. Bur dick back and hinted that Pennell might commit suicide and take Bur dick with him. Mrs. .Burdick said she did not know what Mrs. Pennell meant by it. A letter written December 28, 1902, by Mrs. Burdick to Burdick was pro duced. In it she told him she in tended to go to Atlantic City. The 'letter also contained a veiled threat aitsuicide. The witness said she had not talked to Pennell about the sui cide of either. Several letters written by Pennell, in which he intimated suicide, were read by the district attorney. The tone of all the letters were the same,: expressive of extreme unhappiness be cause of his separation from Mrs. Burdick and stating that life was not worth living; that he would welcome death as a relief. Mrs. Burdick said she had receiv ed letters from Pennell written in a melancholy vein. He said he would rather be dead than crippled or maim ed. HZ had never said anything defi nite to her about ending his existence. In reply to a question by the dis trict attorney, Mrs. Burdick said she had no knowledge of duplicate keys of the front door of the Burdick home being made while she was in New York. Pennell did not have her key in his possession at any time. Pen nell never borrowed the key from her. Mrs. Burdick said she had received no information as to who hald' killed her husband. She swore that she had no knowledge or information as to who killed him. She never heard anyone say that he or she was going to do ft.. "That's all," said Mr. Coats worth. FIGHTI'NG IN' SAN DOMINGO. RevoIrtioniists Capture a Fort and Many Are Killed. Santo, Domingo,. March 24.-The revolutionists have attacked and cap tured one of the forts defending this city. Many men were killed on both sides. The fighting continues. The garrison of Fort San Carlos, two railes from this city, has declared it self in favor of the revolutionists. President Vasquez is absent in the interior of the republic. Washington, March 24.-United States Consul Maxwell at Santo Do mingo has cabled the' state department that a revolution has broken out in that city and at the hour he filed the cablegram heavy firing was in pro gress. Great I;nventor Dead. Decatur, Ill., March 24.-George D. Howarth, inventor of the first corn planter and a dealer in implements, and for years a leading manufacturer of Decauter and owner of much valu able manufacturing property in Chli cago, died here at his home today. WILL WELCOME SCHLEY. Helena is Preparing to Make Ad miral's Visit Memorable. Helena, March 24.-Helena will give Admiral Schley a hearty welcome on the occasion of his visit to this city, April 2. The commitee appointed at a meeting of the Helena Business Men's association Saturday evening to plan a reception to the admiral met this morning in the association's room in the Pittsburg block. While no plan was determined upon, the general form of entertainment was discussed land arrangements matte for another meeting soon, when a program will be announced. Working Overtime. Eight hour laws are ignored by those tireless, little workers-Dr. King's New Life Pills. Millions are always at work, night and day, cur ing indigestion, biliousness, constipa tion, sick headache and all stomach, liver and bowel troubles. Easy, pleas ant, safe, sure. Only 50c at the Chap pie Drug Co. Notice of Dissolution of Partnership. Notice is hereby given that the co partnership heretofore existing be tween W. D. Story and F. W. Lee, under the firm name of W. D. Story & Co., is hereby dissolved by mutual consent. 41 F. W. Lee will pay all outstand ing obligations and collect all accounts due the late firm. W. D. STORY, Dated Park City, Mont., March I,.