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0. A. DAHL, Publisher. EKALAKA, MONTANA NEWS Of WEEK SUMMARIZED important Events at Home and oo Foreign Shores Briefly Told. PERSONAL. C. P. Taft has given $10,000 for a park shelter house at Cincinnati, to bo named after the president. Former Judge W. W. Howe of the Louisiana supreme court died at New Orleans, aged seventy-five years. Capt. Henry C. Kelly, one of the ex perts who made transportation hy pneumatic tube a success, is dead in Chicago. Paul Stanley, comedian and com poser of the song. "Ta-Ra-Ra Boom de Ay," is dead at Denver after a linger ing illness. Henry Clay Cullom, brother of Sen ator Cullom. died at Peoria, 111., aged seventy years. His death was the re sult of a paralytic stroke. Lewis McClough. formerly president of the state agricultural college of South Dakota, died at New Britain. Conn., aged seventy-three years. Lieut. Herman E. Mitchell, son of former Senator Mitchell of Oregon, has resigned his commission in the army. The action is voluntary, Lieut. Mitchell desiring to live abroad. Mrs. Benjamin S. Edwards, eighty nine years old, daughter-in-law of Nin ian Edwards, one of the early govern ors of Illinois, died at Springfield. Iii. Mrs. Edwards was sole survivor of the adult witnesses of the wedding of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd. CASUALTIES. Two men were killed and a third w as seriously injured by a boiler ex plosion at Gardiner, Me. Clifford La Rue, a young man living near Spencer. Iowa, while hunt'ng, was instantly killed by the discharge of the pun, the top of his head being blown off. M. A. Harlwan of Alden, brakeuia'.i on the Illinois Central, was killed at Reinacker Siding. Iowa. The accident is the fourth to occur there during the past month. A hot flat iron which Joseph D. Druse ,a farmer of Design. 111., took to lied with him two months ago burned one of his feet so badly that he died from blood poisoning. Seven passengers were injured, some severely and two perhaps fatal ly, when a passenger train ran into an open switch and crashed headiong against a switch engine on a side track in the yards at Sanderson, Tex. While crossing the North-Western railway tracks about a quarter of a mile from Daggett station, Mich., where his mother was waiting for the train, George Eck, nineteen years old, was struck and killed by a passenger train. His head was crushed and his Lcdy terribly mangled. FROM OTHER SHORES. A dispatch from Murca de Paneyos, a little town about fifty miles from Braganca, Portugal, says that durng the celebration of a festival there the people sacked and burned the tax collector's building. Dr. A. D. Foster, surgeon in charge: of the American marines ai Amoy, China, reports sporadic cases of the bubonic plague in Amoy. He rettm niends the detention and disinfection of passengers for the Philippines be fore they embark. King Edward witnessed two flights by Wilbur Wright at Pau, France, and, showed an equal amount of enthusi asm with the other spectators in the remarkable accomplishments of the American aeroplanist. The king com plimented Mr. Wright on his success ful demonstration. The reports publishing in the Cnit ed States that serious complications threaten Salvador or any other Cen tral American state are without foun dation. There has been no declara tion of war, the international situation does not cause alarm, and Nicaragua Internally is at peace. OTHERWISE The California assembly passed a bill making it a misdemeanor for one n.an to treat another in a saloon. Norval Baptie, world's champion professional ice skater, again was de feated by Monis Wood of New York at Cleveland in the final contest of the Indoor meet. The constitutionality of the New York public service commission li«w w?.s sustained Ly a unanimous de-i ficn of tie appellate division of the supreme court. BOY IDENTIFIES HIS MAPPERS Man and Woman Arrested at Cleveland Are Confronted by Willie Whitla. accomplice takes poison Suicide Believed by Police to Have Been Implicated in Plot—Grand Jury Takes Case. Cleveland, March 26.—Willie Whit la yesterday identified the man and woman held on suspicion by the Cleveland police as the persons who kidnapped him from the school at Bharon, Pa., last Thursday and held him for the $10,000 ransom, which was paid by his ff.t^er, Attorney James P. Whitla, Monday. Willie said the nrnn, who gave the name of James H. Boyle, was the one who took him from school and carried him through a tortuous route to Cleve land, then to Ashtabula, back to this city, and placed him in the hou'je in the East end, where he was held un til the money was paid. Woman Acted Part of Nurse. Willie also declared that the woman was the one who cared for i.im at the house where he was detailed and who acted the part of a nurse. Boyle said the woman is his wife. The police have no other identifica tion of the couple than the names given. So far as the man is concern ed, the police believe the name is correct. Boyle is said to reside in Sharon and is a plumber by trade. The woman, who Is accredited with being the wife of Bovle, declared soon after her arrest tbp.t her identification would cause a sensation in Sharon. When the identifies! ;on was complet ed Mr. Whitla ^ouid say nothing re garding the woman. He said he knew Boyle slightly. Go Before Grand Jury. Immediately after Willie Whitla had seen the men and women ai the central police station they were taken to the county court house and there appeared before the grand jury. They were examined for the purpose of aid Ing the jury in its attempt to find an Indictment against the two prisoners. Immediately after leaving the grand Jury room Mr. and Mrs. Whitla, Willie and the janitor of the Sharon school, which Willie attended, left for Sha ron. Accomplice Kills Self. A woman known as Mary Diener, who the police say may have been an associate of the kidnappers, or was implicated in the plot, committed Buicide yesterday by drinking mor phine. The woman drank the poison while standing in front of a drug Btore in the East end, not far from the house in which Willie Whitla was detained. She died in an ambulance while being taken to a hospital. "That Woman Again?" Mrs. Maud Forker, who is the wife of Harry Forker, brother of Mrs. Whitla. was seen at her home in Nor folk, Ohio, yesterday. When she was given a description of the woman un der arrest here, she exclaimed, "That woman again!" She then broke down and wept bit terly. Mrs. Forker would say noth ing more nor explain her remark. The police were able yesterday for (he first time positively 1o locate the house in which the Whitla boy was held in Cleveland. It is the Granger, a down-town apartment house of the Letter order. CONGRESS. Democratic Leader Discsusses New Tariff Bill. Washington, March 25.—Declaring, among other things, a mistake was tnade in the Payne tariff bill in not arranging the revision on the basis of raising revenue enly on every item, Mr. Clark of Mi^ouri, the minority leader, yesterday l:eld the attention of the house for more than five hours in discussing the measure. Incidentally he pointed out that much time would have been saved in tne consideration of the bill had the Democratic mem ber sot the committee been consulted about the various provisions of the proposed law. ALBERTI BREAKS DOWN. Former Danish Minister of Justice Taken to Hospital. Copenhagen, March 26.—The health of M. Albertl, the former minister of JuBtice, who surrendered to the Dan ish authorities last Septmber and con fessed to a series of frauds by which he realized $2,300,000, has broken down and he has been removed from the prison where he was awaiting trial to a hospital. Owing to the fact that Albertl may commit suicide, he is being carefully guarded day and bight. monger than intended Witness in Wisconsin Primary Inquiry Admits He Wrote Sensa tional Letter. Madison, Wis., March 26. — Leatar Tilton of Neiilsville, who was charged by Senator John Blaine with having received $500 or more of the Stephen son campelgn fund, furnished the sen sational part of the testimony at tha senatorial primary inquisition yester day, when he denied that such an amount was offered by Stephen 's agents as his campaign expenses it he would run for tho assembly and promise to vote for Stephenson for United States senator. However, Tilton admitted the author ship of a letter to John A. Aylward, Democratic candU«*le for governor, in which he toid Ayl ward he had been offered financial support from "Ste phenson and tbe liquor interests." After the letter wsa read Tiltsn said it was a lit*ie "stronger" than he mea».t to have it understood, saying he merely had b^en offered money by M. C. Ring if he would "get out and huetie for Stephenson." No men tion, he said, was made of his running for the assembly as a contingency. John A. Ayl ward stated that in a eonver&auon with Tilton the latter toUl him that Stephenson men had of fered him first $500, then $1,000 and finally §jL,COO if he would run for the assembly and make the promise to support Stephenson for senator, and that he (Tilton) had refused. HILL PRAISES FARM SCHOOL. Tells State Agricultural Graduates to Be Proud of Their Vocation. St. Ptul, March 26.— James J. Hill was the guest of honor yesterday at the graduation exercises of the state school of agriculture. His address to the emrients just about to enter upon the real battles of life was prepared and delivered, v. ith the same care and exactitude with which Mr. Hill has always been wont to treat the subject of agricultural betterment and prog ress. Afte- reviewing the history of agri cultural education In this and other com,tries during the past two decades. Mr Hill dwelt on the splendid work done by the state institution. He told the graduates to be proud of their vocation. At the close of Mr. Hill's address President Cyrus Northrop pr5sented diplomas to 108 graduates, 7"> boys and S3 girls, the largest graduating class in the history of the school. VAN DAMME IS FOUND GUILTY. Hennepin County Jury Makes Quick Decision in "Suitcase Baby" Trial. Minneapolis, March 26. — "Guilty" was the verdict returned against Dr. W. C. Van Damme yesterday after noon by the jury charged with prob ing the alleged criminality of the acts which led to his being arrested in a Minneapolis saloon with a live newly born baby in his suitcase. It took the jury just one hour to decide that Dr. Van Damme, who was released from the state penitentiary last summer, after serving four years for a similar offense?, had been guilty of criminal practice in his treatment of Mary Lee and of her baby. SPARK FELL ON POWDER. Cambria Miner at Negaunee Killed in an Explosion. Negaunee, Mich., March 26. — A spark dropping from his candle is be lieved to have been responsible for the instantaneous death of Philip Ab bott in the Republic Iron and Steel company's Cambria mine here. Ab bott was tamping drill holes he had charged with powder and was stand ing directly over one of them when an explosion occurred. His body was frightfully mangled. His son was working with him at the time. He was fifty years old and was a former city alderman. COUNTY TREASURER IS GONE. Second Alleged Shortage Since His Incumbency. St. Paul, March 26.—Peter W. Ehr, resigned treasurer of Carlton county, Is missing fro a shortage of $3,852.95 in the county's treasury was reported to Gov. Jobsson yesterday by Public Examiner Anton Schäfer. Last July it is said a discrepancy of $3,000 was found in Ehr's accounts, but this was made good, it is claim ed, by his bondsmen, and he was re elected to the office. IMMIGRANTS MOVE WEST. 2,000 Pass Through St. Paul During the Past Week. St. Paul, March 26.—About ten spe cial full-car consignments of immi grants, mostly from Northern Euro pean countries, have passed through St. Paul the past seven days. Others have passed through on regular coach es. Immigration officials at the union depot believe that more thaa 2,000 Northern Europeans have gone West, through St. Paul, during the past week MRS. LORILLARft TAKES HER IIFE fragic Death Shocks Social Cir cles at Capital as Nothing Else in Years. suicide denied by family Husband Declares It Was an Accident, but Coroner Issues Certificate of Suicide. Washington, March 27.—Weary of the gay whirl of society and face to face, as she believed, with years of physical suffering, Mrs. Pierre Loril lard, Jr., aged forty-nine, wife of the tobacco magnate, eommitteed suicide by asphyxiation at her home near the fashionable Du Pont circle in this city yestèrday. Her tragic death has shocked the first social circles of the capital as nothing else In years. In spite of the coroner's certificate of death by suicide, mem bers of the family declare that Mrs. Lorillard died of heart failure. De^th Was Dramatic. The death was made more dramatic by occurring only a few hours after Mr. and Mrs. Lorillard had been the guests of Mrs. Townsend, on Massachusetts avenue, at a ilinner given in honor of Lady Paget. In fact, it is believed that as soon as Mrs. Lorillard arrived at her home, shortly after midnight yesterday morning, she began to pre pare for her death. About 8 o'clock yesterday morning the butler detected an odor of gas. His Investigation led him to the bathroom of Mrs. Lorillard's suite, where he dis covered the body of his mistress stretched lifeless on the floor. Physi cians were immediately summoned and every method known to science was resorted to in an effort to restore life, but without success. Accident, Says Husband. Coroner Nevitt, after an investiga tion and autopsy, issued a certificate of death by suicide from gas poison ing. Mrs. Lorillard was subject to attacks of despondency, it is said. Last night Mr. Lorillard stated that in his opinion the death of his wife was due to an accident. He says that Mrs. Lorillard was seemingly in the best of spirits when they separated to go to their apartments Wednesday night. The I.orillards were prominent in social and diplomatic life of the cap ital. MAY ABANDON OIL TRUST SUITS. Government Wiii Await Decision in Case Coming Up at St. Louis. Chicago, March 27.—United States District Attorney Rims and Special At torney James H. Wilkerson returned from Washington, where they went last week to confer with Attorney General Wickersham. Both men preserved an absolute silence regarding their trip. It is learned from other sources that the 4,000 counts pending against the Standard Oil company will be held in abeyance until the federal courts have passed on the pending suit to dissolve the Standard 's charter. This case will come up in St. I -ouis on April 6. If the government loses the dissolu tion suit, it is probable that all the Chicago indictments will be quashed and the cases wiped off the records. MAKES FOR PEACE IN BALKANS Abdication of Crown Prince Lends New Aspect to Situation. London, March 27.—'The Balkan dif ficulty has assumed a somewhat new aspect owing to the sensational news of the abdication of the Servian crown prince. The prince hitherto has been considered the leader of the war party ftt Belgrade and his firebrand speeches have done much to inflame the feelings of the Servian people. There are not wanting both here and at Vienna those Who believe that a political move un derlies the renunciation Whether or not this is the case, it is certain that the removal of the crown prince from the scene is a step making for peace. It will be easier under present condi tions for Servia to retreat from a dif ficult situation. COOL HANDS HOLD UP TRAIN. Highwaymen Get Away With About $400 in Cash. Denver, March 27.—Two highwaymen entered a Pullman car In the Denver & Rio Grande yards at West Denver early yesterday morning, held up the passen gers, six in number, and the conductor and porter, and got away with about $400 in cash. The only woman passen ger, Mrs. N. R. Hussey of Booth Bay Harbor, Me., was not moleosted. So far no trace of the robbers has been found Counterfeiting Charged. Kansas City, Mo., March 2i. Pharged with being counterfeiters, Charles King, Dan Kelley and Mary Cook were arrested here yesterday after a raid on -e house Tn' which sup posed counterfeiting material was found. Rockefellers Go to Virginia. Augusta, Ga„ March 27.—John D. Rockefeller and party, including Mrs. Rockefeller, Mrs. Spellman, Master John Rockefeller Prentice and Miss Mathilda McCormick, left here yester day tor Hot Sprin gs, Va. river floods are imminent farmers Along Low Lands on the Min ncfeou River Report Dangerous Overflowing. St. Paul, March 27.—The Minnesota River is rapidly becoming dangerous as the result of the heavy thaws dur ing the last week. Reports from low places along the river are to the effect that the water is already overflowing the banks and damage is imminent. The ilrsi overflow occurred Wednes day and the waters &! e rapid. y rising. The ice has begun to break up and within a v/fjek high water is expected. Farmovs along the river have been notifierl and are making all possible preparations to prevent damage. The overflow comes unusually early this year and is made ail the more dangerous by the heavy snows which have been prevalent. With complete data of the river from Big Stone Lake to Belle Plaine the surveying party of the Minnesota drainage commission returned yester day afternoon from a trip of nearly three months. The time was taken up securing data for straightening tho river, deepening the channel, remov ing sandbars and establishing im pounding reservoirs to take care of the unusual amount of water which annually dues millions of dollars dam age to the farms along the river's banks. The engineers in charge of the work report tluit the plan which is being carried out is the most feasible and that the floods ca-i be obviated. PROBERS IN DISPUTE. Wisconsin Primary Investigators in Acrimimonius Debate. Madison, Wis., March 27.—After t <•!l suming the entire forenoon with a seemingly profitless examination of ex Senator D. F. Riordan of Eagle River, the senatorial investigating committee yesterday got itself embroiled in an acrimonious debate which lasted for nearly two hours. The scrap was over the propriety of discontinuing the Stephenson investigation, although most of the speeches were made to a motion by Assemblyman Bray that W. W. Powell, a former Hatton worker, ho called to the stand. The upshot of tho whole matter was that Powell vas agreed upon as the next witness, tho three senate members voting .against calling him. HEAR HISSES AND CHEERS. Noisy Demonstration Before Iowa Sen ate Committee. Des Moines, Iowa, March 27.—Hisses and cheers alternated yesterday after noon at the monster demonstration he-, fore the senate committee on constitu tional amendments and suffrage (11111111? the prohibition hearing, at which two thousand persons attended. Speeches against the adoption of tho resolution submitting prohibition to the voters were made by Judge M. J. Wade of Iowa City, national Democratic com mitteeman; Father Joseph Nugent of Des Moines; William Milchrist of Sioux City, and Lamonte Cowles of Burlington. 8 YEARS FOR WOMAN SLAYER. Manslaughter in First Degree Verdict Against Aurelius Bowen. Pierre, S. D.. March 27.—An eight year sentence on a charge of man slaughter in the first degree given to Aurelius Bowen. at Highmore yester day, Is the result of one of the most brutal murders in this part of the .state. The victim, Katherine Kible, was shot in the back of her head in her claim shanty near Fort Pierre, and Bowen, a nearby homesteader, was charged with the crime. JENNINGS, SLAYER ACQUITTED. Morris, a Merchant, Cleared of Man slaughter Charge at Rapid City. Rapid e'ity, S. D., March 27.—Ed Morris, a merchant of Washta, S. D., who shot and killed David Jennings of Sioux City, was cleared of manslaugh ter on trial here. The judge instructed the jury to find a verdict of acquittal. It was shown that Jennings and tho wife of Morris were intimate. Jen nings was employed as clerk by Mor ris and was caught when the latter set a trap for him. RENOUNCES SERVIAN THRONE. Crown Prince George Accused of Caus^ ing Servant's Death, Takes Action. Belgrade, March 27.— George, crown prince of Servia, has renounced his right of succession to the Servian throne. This action is the result of a bitter press campaign in which the crown prince was accused of being the cause of the recent death of one of hia servants, a man named Kolakovitz. Protests Innocence in Tears. Bemldji, Minn., March 27.— In the district court William Lee, convicted of grand larceny in the second degree, was sentenced to serve an indeterminate term in the reformatory at St. Cloud. Lee, when asked if he had anything to say, cried and safd that the court was sentencing an innocent man. Sues Harriman for $800,000. New York, March 27.— A suit for $800,000 has been begun here against E. H. Harriman by John Donovan, who claims that this sum is due him as commission on the sale in 1901 of the St. Joseph Railway, Light. Heat and Power company of St. Joseph, Mo. Farmer Hold-ups Confess. Sioux City, Iowa, March 27.— The "rube" highwaymen. Win and Charles Beeken, farmers from the Winnebago reservation country, have confessed to robbing S. G. Graves of Nacora, Neb., of f400. Their confession implioates Fred Kelso of Pend er, Neb.