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VOL, XIX. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1904. NO. 915: Billings Opera otuse MONDAY MARHO 21 JULES IMURRY PRESENTS AMERICA'S FOREMOST ACTRESS ROSE COGH LAN Direct from Her Triumph at the Garden Theatre, New York, In THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD A Play that every Mother and every Mother's Son should See PRICES: $1.50, $1.00, 75c, SOc. Yellowstone National OF Bank BILLINus CAPITAL. - $50,000 SURPLUS - $40,000 A. L. BABCOCK, President PETER LARSON, Helena, Vice-Pres. P. B, CONNELLY, Cashier B. H. HOLIISTER, Ass't Cash DIRECTORS. PETER LARSON Helena ED. CARDWELL, Da. H. E. ARMSTRONG F. B. CONNELLY. A. L. BABCOCK. Doxes for Rent in Safety Deposit Vault. General Banking Business Sell Exchange available in all the princi pal cities of the United States and Europe Collections promptly made and remit ted for. Accounts of firms and individuals solic ited on the most favorable terms tonsi. tent with safe and conservative banking' Yegen Bros. Savings Bank OF BILLINGS, tFONTANA. Transact a General Banking Business. Admiuieter Estates. Buy and Sell Real Betate and Live Stock. lesponsible Capital,$125,00 Collect Rena. and Take Charge of Business Al fairs for :.on-Repidents. FRED INABNIT, Cashier, BillingsState Bank Capital Stock, 5a0,000.00 OFFIOERS: Paul McCormick, President. B. G. Shorey, Vie.Pras. Charles Spear, Cashier. John A. Hoyt, Teller. UIRECTOR8: R. C. Bostwick W. Haneard, C0.. OGruwell, Paul McCormick, A. H. Barth, B. G. Shorey, Qias. Spear. ?rneaot a General Banking Business. GRUWELL BLOCK BILLINGS, MONTANA. -CATTLE WANTED Will take a bunch of three or four hun red head of stock cattle in exchange for luable and paying property in Cody, Vypming. rnett & Wiliiams Rel Etite, Leas and es te. WHITE JOINS HIS VICTIMS SLAYER OF 8PHWINK AND MARY BURNS DEAD. DEATH CAUSED BY HIMSELF Self-Inflicted Wounds and Persistent Refusal to Take Nourish ment the Cause. When the body of John White is interred in the family plot of the cem etery at Ash Grove, Mo., the last act will have taken place in one of the most startling tragedies that has ever occurred in eastern Montana. By one of those manifestations of irony on the part of fate the man who delib erately ushered two souls, unshriven, into eternity, only to follow them him self later, will be given Christian bur ial with weeping relatives surround ing the open grave, while the innocent victims of his maniacal fury were buried with scant ceremony and sleep in pauper graves. 'White died in the county jail last Saturday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock. His death was due to the injuries he inflicted up on himself last Thursday, when he made desperate and repeated attempts at suicide, by trying to bat ter out his brains, first by hitting himself over the head with a heavy iron lid and then with the bucket from which the lid was obtained: Frus trated in this, he sought to accom plish his, end by beating his head on the-.eement floor- of-his cell. Hand cuffed and shackled and a man stand ing over him constantly to prevent him from injuring himself in the last mentioned manner, White, still deter mined to die, persisted in refusing all food and drink.: The resulting feeble ness and the' wounds in his head formed a combination that nature could not overcome and he succumb ed. Manifested Sanity. Saturday morning Jailer Harding looked into White's cell and asked how he was. The man who was guarding him replied that he was "all right." Mr. Harding left and returned again at 11 o'clock and entered the cell. He spoke to White and asked him if he did not want some medicine, the county physician meanwhile hav ing been sent for. To this White re plied by saying, "Medicine won't do me any good; I'm about all gone." This was about the last words he uttered before he died. 'Last Friday m\orning Mr. aHrding attempted to engage him in conversa tion by speaking of his people and asked him if he had ever read the bible. White replied that he probably had never read a dozen chapters froi the book in his life. He was then, asked if he would like to have some one read to him from it. His reply was that it depended upon whom did the reading. Upon this Mr. Harding asked him if he desired to see a minis ter, adding that one lived across the street and he' would be called if White wanted a visit from him. At first White.asked that the minister be sent for, but a moment afterward said he did not want him. On the preceding day he asked that A J. Gilsdorf be asked to call on him, abut before a message could be sent for Mr. Giledorf he changed his; mind and said he did not want to see him. In the same manner a day or two before he spoke of Martin Draper, the man for whom he worked imme diately before his arrival in town. He said he wanted to see him at once. When told that it would be necessary to write to Mr. Draper, he replied not to bother him, .as he could' do him no g0od anyway. As he appeared to be about as well as usual when he spoke about a min ister, Mr. Harding concluded to wait until he could speak to him again, as White changed his mind every few minutes and the jailer was fearful that if he sent for him then, White would decline to see him or at- all events would refuse to speak to him. Had he realised that,tho end was so near, Mr. Hardink says be would have retteuIea the attends of the inls ter ana taken chances on the reception given him by White. Body IS Sent Away. As soon as possible after White's demise the body was turned oven to Undertaker Smith, who removed :i the morgue. From letters found amig the possessions of 'the dead man the address of his father was learned. A, telegram was sent to him notifying him of his son's death. In reply a message as received to forward the body to Ash Grove, provided White had left money enough to defray the cost of shipment; if not the body was to be buried here. As a little over $200 was taken from White at the time. of his arrest, arrangements were made to forward the' remains in ac cordance with the father's directions. They left yesterday, via the Burling ton. No inquest was considered neces sary, as Doctor Rinehart, the coroner, was witness to the manner in which White injured himself, having been called while passing the jail to as sist the jailer and others who were trying to overcome the prisoner at the time he attempted to brain him self. ALSO IN SOUTH DAKOTA. Mange Makes Its Appearance Among Range Stock There. As is well known "scab" or mange exists amof~l the herds of North Da kota to such an extent that the state has been placed under quarantine and all the other precautionary measures have been adopted to prevent the dis ease from affecting the herds of the surrounding states. By the direction of the department of agriculture in spectors and veterinarians connected with the bureau of animal industry are in the field there now and are preparing to conmbat tne malady as soon as the season permits. Thus far they have been able to do only very little because of the severity of the weather. Whether through infection through contact with the animals to the north, or whether because of local conditions is not known, but the news comes that some of the herds in south western South Dakota, adjoining the Montana range, have contracted the disease and some alarm is felt there lest it should assume the same propor tions as prevail in North Dakota. Al through the weather makes immediate action impossible, steps have already been taken by a number of cattlemen to eradicate the pest in the newly affected region, without waiting for state or government interference. A number of those who have discovered that the scourge obtains among their herds have formed a company for the purpose of erecting a dipping station and will begin to dip their stock as soon as possible. This will not be until some time in May, as the cold now prevailing there makes such a proceedure out of the question. Mean while the animals manifesting the disease will be kept together as much as possible and will not be turned onto the range to roam at will until after they have been dipped. IN NORTHERN MONTANA. s Losses Thus Far Not Above the Average. Unless some exceptionally severe weather intervenes during the next few weeks, according to all reports th9 stockmen of the northern part of the state will emerge from the win ter with no more than the ordinary percentage of losses. Those of the weaker of the range animals are al ready dying and will continue to give in until conditions become better, but no abnormal decrease is looked for, with the weather becoming no worse than at present. In all of Valley and parts of Teton counties the winter has been a hard one, and the heaviest losses will prob ably be reported from there, although as yet they are said not to have been excessive. But to make this possible it has been necessary" to feed many tons of exceedingly costly hay, es pecially is this the case with sheep. To even up matters wool will have to bring some fancy fgures in some instances, while in all thqre must be no drop in the lamb crop. The growth of wool is said to be very good and this is the source of much encourage ment to those who are now waiting for. spring to see how they will have fared. All things considered, however, the winter thus far has been productive of much less disaster -in that part of Montana than was anticipated earlier in the season. If the elements will continue to be kind for a little while longerthe pgease will be at an eid. JlURT DOWN TO BUSINESS JURY SECURED AND'SESSION UN DER WAY. FIý8T CASE IS TAKEN UP St e vs. Quarnberg, Carried Over from Last Term, Called for Trial. When Sheriff Hubbard made his re turns yesterday morning on the sum mons given him for the purpose of cummoning 40 men to form the panel of. the trial jury for the present term of the district court it was that he found and served all, except W. Han sard, who is believed to be out of the state. Some of those summoned were a trifle late in putting in their appear ance, having been delayed by bad roads and other causes, and Judge Loud took a short recess to permit the tardy ones to appear. Upon reconvening court excuses were heard from such as desired not to serve. Those who satisfied his honor that they had 'valid reasons for not serving were R. L. Potter, M. R. Cedergreen, R. J. Diamond, M. A. Jacobs, A. S. Mooney, A. Coll and L. A.. paulding. Those who were retained were Frank Kinney, J. M. Ballow, Frank Carleton, J. W. Cole, Phil Grein, Ed ward O'Donnell, F. N. Wilson, Ole Nor man, J. M. Shoemaker, Horace Met cal, cJ. E. Flood, J. H. Dover, George Spenddiff, A. H. Martin, Arthur O'Don nell, L. A. Nutting, John Miller, John R. (Ceiyway, R. J, Lord, T. E. Gay,. Hen ry Disch, Rolland Potter, William Scott, John Chandler, H. B. Claflin, W. M. Banta, W. E. Bowles, F. H. Brown, Herman Becraft, C. F. Burton, Mark Newman and G. A. Rogers. Probate and ex-parte matters occu pied, the attention of the court until noon, while several motions pending were also disposed of. In.,the matter of the condemnation proceedings instituted by the Billings i Land and Irrigation company against E. G. Summers, et al, for right-of-way across land or the defendants for the purpose of constructing the company's canal, the defendants submitted a bill of exceptions to the court's ruling made in chambers. The bill was al lowed and signed. March 22 was set as the date for hearing the second report of the re ceiver in the case of Rosenbaum Bros. & Co. vs. the Ryan Brothers' Cattle company, the First National bank of Leavenworth, Kani., inter venor. The court signed the demurrer en-, tered in the case of P. B. Moss vs. Gwen F. Burla, county treasurer, and also the order overruling the demur rer submitted in the matter of A. K. Wick vs. Grace Welch, et al. State vs. Quarnberg. The first case to come up for hear ing was that of State vs. Carl Quarn berg, charged with grand * larceny. This matter was heard at the last term of court and resulted in a dis agreement of the jury. In the information it is alleged that defendant June 10, 1902, stole a mare and colt of about a year from Mattie Rue. On his own behalf the defendant claims that he bought the mare and colt from an emigrant whom he met somewhere near Junction; that the animals had strayed from the emi grant and that he subsequently found them and sent the owner the money for them by his brother, who went west and met the owner in the state of Washington. A motion by the defense for a con tinuance was overruled by the court, to which ruling the customary excep tion was taken, after which the task of empaneling a jury was begun. Af ter excuses for cause and peremptory challenges the following were accept ed to try the meter: V. ]. Bowles, J, M. Shoemaker, C. f. Burton; G. A. Rogers, J. W. Cole, William Scott, Frank Carleton, Rol land Potter, Frank Kinney, 'F. A. Wil son, I: A. Nutting, Herman Bdcraft. It is evident that the prosecution is determined there shal be no mis trial this time, so far as the aibsais sion of :a mountain of testimoy, is neoos'n. T ywentry-ih wit aesseS are endorsed on the information. On the other hand only one has been sub poenaed in behalf of the defendant. - Some of the state's witnesses are expected to testify as to facts, while the others will appear in the capacity of experts on handwriting. "BUFFALO BILL" PLAINTIFF. Famous Scout Wants Divorce on Sev eral Grounds. According to a dispatch sent out by the Associated Press from Denver, William F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill," is suing for a divorce. The complaint is said to have been filed in the dias trict court for Big Horn county, Wy oming, January 9, last. Extreme cruel ty is one of the grounds charged. December 26, 1900, it is alleged that Mrs. Cody attempted to kill her hus band by putting poison in his coffee. Another allegation said to be contain ed in the complaint is that the de fendant has made life unbearable for plaintiff by refusing to entertain his friends at his North Platte, Neb., horde. Mrs. Cody, who -is at North Platte, the dispatch adds, denies the charges and will contest the action. Supplemental to the above is an other dispatch, sent" from North Platte, which says that the people of that place are highly indignant at the charges preferred by Colonel Cody against Mrs. Cody, as they have known her for 35 years. Mrs. Cody has re tained counsel, the message adds, and will fight the case to the bitter end, in which determination she has the backing and sympathy, of a host of friends. Rumors of a separation of the Codys have been many for a couple of years past and it is stated that the colonel would have begun proceedings for a divorce long ago, had It not been for the pleadings of his daughter, the late Mrs. Boal, who died at Spokane, re cently. As she is no longer, here to intercede the old determination is now to be carried into effect. The case seems to be another of those that occasionally Odcbil1i4fl "the lives of a couple who married while still very young. Colonel Cody es poused his wife at St. Louis, March 6, 1866, 38 years ago. At that time he was Known only in a small circle. Since then fame, honor and riches have been heaped upon him and tor tune has lrought hi in contact with kings, emperors and other exalted station who have been glad to treat him as an equal. Contact with the world has made him a man of the world, polished and courtly, a desira ble companion and one whose society is courted by about every one. The wife of his youth has fared differently. She has remained at home, caring for the family that has grown up about her and has been denied the oppor tunity for advancement that has been forced upon the more fortunate hus band. There is no longer any sympa thy between them and they have grown apart. The ties that once bound them have been severed and the wife who was a companion for the unknown hunter and guide is no longer a companion for the feted and courted man whose reputation is world wide. It seems like a sad ending to a marriage that undoubtedly promised to end as happily as any undertaken under, like circumstances. WANTS A DIVORCE. Husband Accuses Wife of Habitual Intemperance and Desertion. Because he says she wilfully and without cause or reason deserted him, Vincent Nigro demands a divorce from his wife, Goldie Nigro. The complaint in the case was filed with the clerk of the district court last Saturday. Plaintiff alleges that he and defendant intermarried at Leadville, Colo., October 10, 1890, and that in August, 1893, She left his bed and board. As a second cause of action he charges his spouse with habitual intemperance, a practice of which he declares she has been guilty for more than a year past. H. C. Crippen is for the plaintiff. Opticians, Dra. Harshman I& ildon, scientiflc opticians, of Chicago, are'at Cottage Inn for a few days on their regular semi-annual visit to Billings, Byes tested without charge and satisfac tion guaranteed. (lo to Miss Panton, at Billings greenhouse for roses, $1.50 per dos; carnations, 75. Bell phone 62 F. 1~0 Montnua avenue. 9,H Sharrooks free at ti Batop ANXIOUS FORI ITS CESSIO T H E P R E S I D E N T W A N T S C R O W ' !,: ' RESERVE OPEN. MADE ONLY ONE DEMAND Insisted That Lands Sold Should Bring Amount Stipulated Ip Treaty With Indians. Information received by letter by The Gazeette from Washington is 'to the effect that no one there is more anxious to see a portion of the Crow Indian reservation opened to settle ment than President Roosevelt. The president so expressed himself to the Montana delegation in congress and in the conference held with him, he desired only that provision be made' to have the sale of the lands yield as much as was provided in the treaty: made with the Indians in the autsmn of 1898. In discussing the subject the president showed that he was quite familiar with the Crow reserva tion and the class of lands proposed to be segregated. The knowledge he gained of eastern Montana when a resident of this section some years ago has been of great advantage to the representatives in congress front the state and no amount of argument. on the part of those opposed to the: main features of the measure intro duced by Congressman Dixon swayed the president to the side of the oppa In the case of this bill it was the probably the first time that a presi dent of the United States showed that he was competent to pass upon the actual merits of a measure affecting the interests of the people of a small section of the state without having to rely on the statements of others. The president, of course, listened pa tiently to all arguments presented for and against the passage of the measure, but, after all, his familiarity with this section enabled him' to pass upon the merits of the case from his own knowledge. President Ktoosevelt was in accord with the demand for the reduction of the reservation and never for a mo ment intended that the Dixon measure should be defeated, if his' voice and influence would add strength to the movement. BANDMANN COMPANY. Large Audience Witnesses "The Mer chant of Venice." What was probably the largest au dience that ever assembled in the lo cal opera house gathered last night to see Daniel Bandmann and his com pany in their production of "The Mer chant of Venice," with the famous actor in the role of Shylock. The performance was under the direction of the labor organizations of the city and was for the benefit of the strik ing miners in Colorado. With the evident desire of making as large a profit as possible all needless expenise was avoided, even to the extent of failing td provide the customary .print ed programmes, in consequence the audience was in total ignorance as to the identity of the several perform ers, save, of course, the star, and it was taken for granted that the lady who played Portia was his wife, as the advertising matter had so stated. some of those participating did really remarkably well for. amateurs, and some did not. As a whole, how ever, the play was presented in a highly credit ai manner. Mr. Band, mann's Sbylook was the. supreme character and appeared as a tower above all the others, although the gentleman who essayed Gratiano was very evidently not a tyro; his reading and: acting were suggestive of the old professional actor. While in the' opinion of some who had seen Ba,# mann in the same' part many year. ago he did not impart that .gor o:a.S re. to Shylock that made bt Ai.Qt-. the .world over, he still a5 "iR ,t .t ehaim tl preeminence 11i 4~ ·