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Biif WITH LAUDNUM.
Wo ien ,ires of Life and S'takes Deadly Drug. S n,. Feb. 1.-Mrs. Charles t era on Saturday night took a s poison that a few hours later e her life. Mrs. Wethern has = lited for nearly 2u years in Bozeman, 'aid her home latterly was south of town, on Bozeman creek. She left a letter saying she could not endure life any longer, and she thought it might be better for her family if she t were out of the way. The letter was found after her death. Mrs. Wethern was 45 years of age, and had had her share of sorrow. Her first marriage was to a man named Sheridan, by whom she had four chil- t dren, and with whom she came to this vicinity. On the day of their arrival in the Gallatin valley her husbana was killed through accident by some hunt era. She subsequently married Charles Wethern and bore to him two sons. When her husband came home on Saturday evening he found her uncon aclous and summoned first the neigh. 1 bors and then the physicians, but re storatives were of no use. She passed away late Saturday night. Coroner Doctor C. W. Jump called a jury yes- 1 terday morning, who gave as their ver. dict that the woman came to her death by an overdose of laudnum, adminis tered by herself with suicidal intent. Order Closes Two Schools. Bozeman, Feb. 1.-The trustees of the reservation school last Friday eve :. g' voted not to comply with the or dIer regarding the vaccination of pu pils. The teacher, Miss Crittenden, notified the county superintendent, who yesterday ordered the school closed. The patrons of the Willow Creek school, which was closed a week ago for failing to compily with the order, have sent in a petition for the reopen ing of the school. The county superin tendent has sent word that the school will be reopened when the vaccination order Is complied with. Singer Badly Burned. Cincinnati, Feb. 1.-As the audience in a local theatre awaited the appear ance of Mamie Hayburn, a concert singer, she rushed out of her dressing room, a living torch, and ran scream ing through the theatre. Several men threw coats over her and a pail of water finally put out the flames, but the singer, burned from head to foot and suffering horribly, is in a hospital today dying. Only the prompt action by men in the theatre prievented a dangerous panic. Irvine Drops His Fight. Philadelphia, Feb. 1.-Reverend 1. N. W. Irvine yesterday issued a state ment that he had given up the fight against Bishop Ethelbert Talbot. In deciding to proceed no further he says: "I do not know what else can be done with Bishop Talbot, who has brought such a scandal upon the church and such a scandal upon others, but to forgive him and I wish freely and without reserve to offer him a full and free pardon, as if we were standing on the last great day before the judgment throne of Jesus Christ, our eternal God." On Panama Affairs. Washington, Feb. 1.-TPhe house committee on interstate and foreign commerce yesterday authorized a Ia vcrable report on the Mann bill abol ishing the Panama canal commission ann placing the government of the canal zone and the work of construc tion entirely in the hands of the pres ident. Added to the bill as an amend Inent is the bill introduced by Mr. Mann providing for the acquisition by the government of the 1,036 shares of the stock of the Panama railroad com pany, now held in private ownership. Latest styles in job printing at The Gazette office. NOTICE The Quarantine Has Been Raised from the Salvation Army pesthouse and people can again call with safety and get the best meats in the city at the Montana Meat Market Each week we have a shilpnent of the choie eat Fish, Oysters, Pork Tenderloins, -Spareribs, etc. Our Fresh Dressed Poultry will please you. Try our Home Rendered Lard. , Wilkinson ;i al :ck :b ---(° -lulill rmvauou !- CUT FLOWERS L DESIS - POTTED PLANTS S#,Su Floral Co. SaU AII 9. P., &.~l*bes* 56t1 hA DIAMrNWD CUT DIAMOND. An Encounter With Tricky Meney Clhangers In China. In the great hinterland of China. the region that lies south of Siberia and far to the west of Peking. ti:ere is a mixed population among which the chief commercial e:vment is the Chi nese. These "Kitats," as they are call ed, are continually on the lookout for some opportunity to fleece the ignor:'nt Tartars who stray in from the country. Fathers Hue and Gabet, Frc:u'' priests, who in the course of t'.ci.' travels in 1845 had reached "Blue I Town," were from their dl'ess mistak en for Tartar lamas, and when they fought to have a silver ingot changed to copper cash found the change short. 4 The weight showed by the scales was correct, but when the chief clerk took the swanpan, or counting frame, and added the amounts the result seemed 4 small. "This is an exchange office," said the travelers. "We are the sellers, you the buyers. You have made your calcula tions; give us pencil and paper, and we will make ours." "Nothing could be more just. You have laid down a fundamental princi ple of the law of commerce," replied the Chinese clerk, confident of their ig norance, as he gave them the articles. A very short calculation sufficed to show the Frenchmen that they were to be cheated of a thousand sapeks. "Superintendent of the bank," they said, "your swanpan is in error by a thousand sapeks." "Impossible! Do you think that all of a sudden I've f-v -'ten how to use my swanpan? Let -ie .,3 over it again." He proceeded with an air of great anxiety to do so and attained his pre vious result. "I knew I was right." he declared, passing the frame to a colleague. "See, brother." The colleague calculated and attained the same result. "You see," said the principal, "there is no error. How is it that our calcula tion does not agree with what you have written ?" "It is unimportant to inquire why your calculation does not agree with what is written," replied the French man suavely. "This is certain-yours is wrong and ours is right. These figures that we have traced upon this paper are very different from your swanpan. It is impossible for them to be wrong. Were all the calculators in the world to work all their lives on this simple operation the result could be no differ ent than to affirm that you are wrong by a thousand sapeks." The money changers were extremely embarrassed and began to turn very red when a bystander, seeing how awk ward was the situation, proposed him self as umpire. "I'll reckon it up for you," he said. And his result agreed with that of the Frenchmen. The su perintendent of the bank made a pro found bow. "Sirs lamas," said he, "your mathe matics are better than mine." "Oh. not at all," replied the French- I men in the polite terms required by Chinese etiquette. "Your swanpan is ex cellent, but who ever heard of one'al ways free from error? People like you may well make mistakes once in awhile, when poor ignorant folks like us make them tens of thousands of times. Our swanpan, however, is in fallible, being composed of the very i figures by which the royal astronomer of the most high emperor at Peking reckons the times and the pathways of the sun, moon and stars. Such figures could not be in error. Now, however, thanks to the pains you have taken, we have fortunately concurred in our reckoning." And so, with "malice toward none" and the full value of their ingot, they left the shop.-Youth's Companion. The Boiling Point. Why is it that in boiling in an open vessel such liquids as cider, etc., wa ter only escapes in steam, while the strength remains, while in boiling it in a retort, as in a still, the strength passes away in the steam, and in dis tilling salt or impure water only the pure water passes off in the steam? This is because of a difference in the boiling points in the fluids and that under the increased pressure of a retort the boiling point is higher than that of water in the open air at the ordinary pressure of the atmosphere. If cider had a higher boiling point than water when the water boils at 100 de grees it takes some little cider with it mechanically. On the contrary, if al cohol were present before the boiling point of water were reached most of the spirits would have passed away. If the increased pressure of the retort allows it on the boiling point of the fluids therein being reached, suppose the heat to be great enough. they will be changed to vapor and pass away, whatever they be. Boyle O'Reilly'. Swordamanship. Boyle O'Reilly was a skilled swords man. He told me that when he first came a fugitive t) this country he thought hie would ir:.iintain himself by giving lessons in broadsword. single stick :nuti foils, addri it used to give him great p:easure to p: a foil in my hands and say to me-fo I profess to know nothin.: of It-"N. . on guard! Now, run Ii:( through. '. !rust me anywhere you can. Kill n'e if you can." .And then, with a Sbl: ' upon his face, he would ward off mi. lunges until suiting his purpose he v >uld send my sword flying across the room. Often on our c':(."ions he wo::ld say to me, "Ned, t';..,, :: ik ail cut me down." liHe wan:, no play a't!,, t it. lie wanted an earnest tight, and, complying with hie wishes, I would often rush at him with a stout stick in my hand only to have him laughingly repel my attack, and these afflairs generally wound up by I1::4 giving me a whack over the shoulders that nearly broke me in two. --Donahoe's Mblaaaae. Illustrated and Historical Edition of j IN BOOK FORM A Comprehensive Review of the Resources of Yellowstone County and Surrounding Country. Profusely Illustrated With Views of the City and Farm and Horticultural Scenes. The Edition will Consist of Ten Thousand Copies Advertising Rates Made Known on Application to The Gazette. NIEDRINGHAUS WILL STICK. Loses Two Votes, But Announces That He Will Not Withdraw. Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 1.--No ele tion resulted from the 13th ballot, tak en today, for United States senator. The ballot resulted: Cockrell, 78; Niedringhaus, 72; Ker- i ens, 12; Pettijohn, 2; Solon T. Gil more of Aansas City, 1; G. A. Finkel enburg of St. Louis, 1. The declaration of Niedringhaus, the republican caucus nominee, that under no circumstances would he con sent to withdraw from the senatorial l contest, even though an important em bassy was offered to him by President 1 Roosevelt, has served to strengthen the opinion that no senator will bei elected at this sssion of the legisla ture. Nedringhaus lost two more votes to day and the bolters now number 16. LOOK OUT FOR IT. Dangerous Counterfeit Bill Being Cir culated in the West. Warning has been received from the west to look out for a clever and therefore dangerous counterfeit ten dollar . bill which a culation. The first heard of the imi tation was in Colorado, in which state the fellows began their operations. In Pueblo alone, it is said, that of these spurious notes last week enough to represent at least $1,000 in actual money were passed before their 'eat nature was learned The men passing them are supposed to be heading for Montana and the banks all over the Rocky mountain region are on their guard. Secret service agents say the bogus notc; are particularly hard to detect e e. ise of their superior worRman, s. . consequently they may be easily It:. ed among people not accu:tomea i, .cndling money in large quartntiee. i perfect is the imitation that it is on,; upon very close scrutiny that the cc: :terfeit money can be distinguish e from the genuine currency: The l.;::s are all numbered 32809292 and • :. a marked with the'letter "D." They ir imitations of the "Buffalo series," 1. t Instead of the silk threads which ta-' to be tound in the government b lis, the counterfeits show tiny blaek I"ancll marks when held up to tk aI gt. Calling eardi at the Gette o08 40 Girls Are Rescued. Camden, N. J,. Feo. 1.-Fire in the plant of the Victor Talkirg Machine company yesterday causeid - 's esti- j mated at $60,000. There wiec ,, girls = in the building when the fire Droke < out. They became pamcstricken and many fainted, but all were rescued un injurea. To Call Caucus. Washington, Feb. 1.-The republl can leaders of the house have decided to call a caucus of the republican members of that body to decide on a programme for railroad rate legisla tion. The call will be issued in the near future. Refugees Drowned. Chee Foo, Feb. 1.-'Thirty-six ltus sian refugees from Port 'Arthur were lost off the Miatao islands January 28, the junk in which they were passen gers striking a rock. May Vote for President. Topeka, Kan., Feo. 1.-A bill grant ing to women the right to vote for presidential electors was favorably re ported to the Kansas house of repre sentatives today. It is believed the bill will pass. Good for the Standard. Pittsburg, Feb. 1.-The Standard Oil company yesterday reduced the price on all grades of crude oil. A reduction of three cents was made on high grades and two cents on the lower grades. Just Before an Earthquake. An earthquake is likely to be attend ed with great atmospheric 'disturbance, such as explosions, thunder, lightning, etc. At Mlllittello there was an ex plosion In the fog which overhung the city for several days before the great earthquake, many houses having their roofs and urper stories completely ru ined as the result hours before the shock which completed the awful work of destruction. In other instances queer looking clouds, in some cases not larger than a good sized balloon, will hang over a spot threatened by an earthquake for several days prioir to. the beginning of the terrestrial dis turbances. This was the case at Lon L don in. the year 1149, af Munster in 1612, at Lisbon and at Rlo'banda, Sonth America. At Dunastal. ngland, all the water in the lake "slbod up like a p Uamld to the height of 100, fet," d in several eases all the water was thrown out of the wells BiUe I:P',i' \V'. ;t r ll 1mi i i8, ". a t the so c(allcl fa:iry story is true il nil its esscntial ,:tail:. il;1:e l r. i was B:aroll (illes die Rais, an eno'rmous.y rich I:r'-ton nobleman, who fought with distinction ulnder the lbanIl'r of Jeanne d'Are and was numrshal of France at the age of twenty-five. After the war he plhn1111ed ntoI the wildest dissipation. HIis great f)rtune was i" gely increas ed by t!he dower of his iir.it w!fe. Cath - -ine de Thou::rs. His f:avorite di er sio: was m.;::vO.ring h l'les and dab bling in their blood. The church caus ed his arre-t and trial. Ile was con denlned and l :is hnn',ed at Nantes, but was converted in prison, and his last words were to impl1re the forgiveness of those whoie families he had deci mated by murder. cUndre1uang Made Eaty. A gentlein.nl who near the close of the eighteeith century accompanied Baron von Swleten on a visit to the old Duke of Sachsen-Iltldburghausen relates the following in his memoirs: "The duke regularly goes to bed ev. ery night at 8 o'clock. When leaving the sitting room to proceed to his rather distrnt sleeping apartment he has a number of his valets posted all along the lipe of route. One of them takes possession of his wig. the sec. ond divests 1hIm of his coat, and so on, until by the time he has reached the goal he Is ready to slip into bed without more ado." Women SIMves In Palestine. In Palestine the mother of men is the servant of men. Being a part of the household chattels, she is sold for as large a sum as her father can extort from the prospective bridegroom. She is a thing, a piece of goods. The father of a firstborn son proudly calls himself after the boy's name, but his girl babe is not reckoned among his children. Her infant shoulders learn to bear the burdens. Her little feet patter their way to the fountain even from the mo ment their tiny strength can support the weight of the jar. Her whole life is one of grinding, baking, fetching water, waiting upon others. At twelve she is sold into married service. Grow ing old in middle life, she may see her self supplanted by a younger wife, of ten being robbed of her sons by the military conscription, and finally she Sis put away as the last breath is leav ing her body.-Corwln Knapp Linson in Metropolitan Magazine. 'Whe Midaliht Prom.nad.. SShe--Henry! He-Huh? She--Just im r gine baby is one of those sick friends I you sit up all night with.-Harper's r l5M t is he who has found his I work. e;t blm ask no other blmssed t TIME CARD -*--OF TRAINS. BILLINGS ABtAT aOUND *.IVI I OcPAI, No. 2 North oat Ltd.. 1:10 a.m. 100 a. m. No. 4 Twin City Express 1110 p. m. 11:20 p. m No ti Pacific Express..... 8:40 a. m. 9:05 a. m No. 22 Red Lodge Local I 6:80p. m. No. 4 Bridger.......... 4:40 p. m. 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