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UP MERRY PAR1Y Ouest at Easter Christening Party Kills Himself in Dramatic Manner. M.RRYMAKtRS IN MAD PANIC Suicide Falls With Crash on Table Whereon Was Laid the Nearly Ended Feast. Chicago, April 14.—Standing' on a chair at a I able surrounded by merry guests at an Easter christening, Al fred Lilja, twenty-five years old, drew s; revolver from his pocket, placed the in izzle in his mouth and fired twice. Lilja was one of the guests at the gay party, which was held at the heme of Charles Beckman. Amid the shrieks of women and the ci ies of children, Liija's body swayed ii moment and then fell with a crash into the middle of the table, where u; en was laid the nearly ended feast. M omen screamed and several fainted, while men, pule with horror, sprang ] a.v ay from the table. The party of I 11 errymakej's was instantly Irans- j i'trnvd into a panic-stricken, horrified | crowd of nitn. women and children. ! The twenty-five guests of the Beck in ns, invited for the Easter cliris- i t> ning of the latest addition to that j J'm.ily. were drinking the health of j 1! < ir host and pledging a long life to j 1 ! > Heel;man baby, when Lilja enter- j «•<! hy a side door from a bed room, j With a merry largh he mounted a I t f:\lr, and the merrymakers, expect i; i\ some soi t of speech turned their • : ■ .- tc-wurd him. "J«>t watch me, people," he cried. * 11 * • 5 i-'s t lit? real show of the even il g". ' And lie waved his arms about his I.' n<i as the guests began to laugh in ant ie:i at ion of the joke they thought vas surely coming. Then, reaching! into hi", trousers pocket, Lilja drew i a revolv r and flourished it before tho diners. The n"xt moment lie had ! pltcccl the muzzle in his mouth and j two reports had sounded in quick ! sur cession. In Horrified Stampede. As the body fell upon the table be fore them the banqueters engaged in i a mad scramble to get away. Several | tumbled over their chairs and dishes were scattered about the floor. Some of the women fell in a faint. Lilja was married and was employ ed by a street ca company. No rea son for his suicid e h as been learned, and it is believed the man suddenly became insane. IS MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD. Neçro Out of Jail Four Hours Murders One of Own Race. Fargo, April 14.—Released from the county jail at 5:30 last night, Edward Simpson, colored, got into an alter cation with Charles Clarke, colored, restaurant keeper, resulting in the cold-blooded murder of the latter at 9:30 p. m. Clark died almost instant ly. Simpson was a member of a gan§ of safecrackers which he helped to break up by turning state's evidence. Scorned by his former companions as a traitor, he resented their reception with bullets. Seven shots were flred. Simpson made no attempt to escape, and at the police station made a full confession. Clarke came here from Iowa and was believed to be a peace able citizen by the police. It is known that Simpson secured liquor after his release from the jail and it is be lieved he was crazed by it. WILL ABANDON HASKELL CA8E. Government Will Attempt No Prose cution in Alleged Land Frauds. Muskogee, Okla., April 14. — The statement was given out from the United States district attorney's office here yesterday that Special Attorney Sylvester Rush and District Attorney Griggs at Tulsa had decided to aban don any further prosecutions of Gov. Charles N. Haskell and the six other prominent Oklahomans recently in volved in the Muskogee town lot cases. This course, it was stated, had been dictated from Washington. HELD FOR EMBEZZLEMENT. Treasurer of Marinette Church Socie ty Arrested in Montreal. Menominee, Mich., April 14.—F. J. Hubert, the alleged absconding treas urer of the St. Jean Baptist society of Maiinette, was arrested in Montreal and brought back by Sheriff Smith. The charge against him is the embez zlement of $2,000 from the society of which ho was treasurer. He will waive examination and be bound over for trial at the next term of the cir cuit court. CUT TAX ON BREAKFAST TABU Bill Will Provide Sufficient Revenu« Without Resorting to Any but Import Taxes. ] I j | ! i j j j j j I i ! j ! i | Washington, April 14.—The amend ed tariff bill is now on the senate cal endar, and, by an agreement reached on the floor, consideration of the measure will begin on Thursday. Soon after the senate met yester day Senator Aldrich presented the amended bill. .As reported the bill does not contain all of the changes in rates which the finance committee proposes to make. Although several important amendments, such as the restoration of the Dingley rates on women's gloves and hosiery, the plac ing of works of art on the free list and the assessment of a duty on iron ore, have been n ade, the revenue pro ducing possibilities of the bill are lit tle changed. The increases are pro vided mainly in the schedule cover ing luxuries, the entire liquor sched ule being materially advanced. Boost Wines and Spirits. The increase on wines and spirits is expected to bring in about $3,000, 000 additional revenue. Senator Aid rich stated that the committee real izes that the increases thus far rec ommended will not lie sufficient to counterbalance the loss in revenue that will result from the reductions and 1 lie lengthening of the free list. This shortage will necessitate further increases on certain luxuries, and the committee intends to report some changes at an early date which it will ask the senate to adopt. In discussing the revenue features of the bill Senator Aldrich insisted that, as it will lie amended by tin senate, the Payne bill will provide sufficient, funds to meet expenses of the government without resorting tc any but import taxes. Bid for Popular Favor. By restoring the Dingley rates to barley and barley malt and by reduc ing the taxation on the breakfast ta ble by cutting* down the duties on coffee substitutes and placing cocoa on the free list, the senate amend ments to the Payne bill present a bid for popular favor. The numerous in creases in the agricultural schedule, intended for the protection of the American farmer and provided for among t lie amendments largely through the effort of Senator Me Cumber, a n-w member of the com mittee from the West, were framed with a view to gaining favorable criti ci?m. Would Correct "Joker." The house was in session two hours an<] fifteen minutes yesterday. The first action taken was the adoption of a resolution calling upon the senate for a return of the Payne tariff bill next Thursday in order that it might be corrected so as to include prod ucts of petroleum in the free list. During the confusion incident to the passage of the bill Friday last it was believed that this provision was em bodied in it, but it developed that such was not the case, although it clearly was the intention to include those products along with crude and refined petroleum. DUTCH ARE WORRIED. Pessimistic Rumors Regarding the Qu:en's Health. The Hague, April 14.—The expected birth of an heir to the throne of Holland has gjven rise to anxiety on the part of the whole population, and in some quarters alarm is felt, owing to pessimistic rumors concerning the queen's health. It was officially announced at the palace, however, that Queen Wilhel mina was in good health and good spirits, and that her attending phy sicians were well satisfied with con ditions. WATERS-PIERCE MUST PAY FINE. Supreme Court Denies Rehearing and $1,600,000 Judgment Stands. Washington, April 14. — The su preme court of the United States yes terday denied the motion for a rehear ing in the case of the Waters-Pierce Oil company, in which the supreme court affirmed a decision by the Tex as courts imposing a fine of $1,600, 000 on the company and ousted it from the state. EXECUTED FOR MATRICIDE. New York Murderer Pays Death Pen alty at Ossinlng Prison. Ossining, N. Y., April 14.—For the murder of his mother, Susan Carlin, in her home in Brooklyn one year ago, Bernard Carlin, aged twenty-two, was put to death by electricity in the state prison here at 6 a. m. yesterday. One shock of the current, consisting of 1,840 volts only, was applied. Blackmailers Are Caught. Erie, Pa., April 14. — Three young men were arrested yesterday charged with having sent blackmailing letters to Charles H. Strong, president of the Erie & Pittsburg railroad, demanding $500 on penalty of death. The me« were bound over. MONTANA NEWS ELECTIONS IN MONTANA. Local Democrats Had the Best of Contests in the State. The municipal elections held throughout Montana were on the whole favorable to the Democrats, but in some cities party lines were not drawn. The chief interest center ed in Butte and Helena, where the Democrats and Republicans, respec tively, won. A special election will be required in Helena to determine a tie for alderman in the Sixth ward. The feature was the small vote polled by the Socialists. The results are summarized as follows: Helena — Five Republicans, two Democrats and one tie in aldermanic contests. Butte—Democratic mayor, treasur er, police judge and four of eight aldermen. Anaconda — Democratic mayor and aldermen. Great Falls—Democratic mayor and aldermen. Kalispell—Two Democratic and one non-partisan alderman. Livingston—Democratic mayor and judge and one alderman, Republican treasurer and two aldermen. Missoula—Two Republican and two Democratic aldermen. Glendive — Citizens, mayor, treas urer, judge and two aldermen; Re publican, one alderman. With the ex ception of mayor, however, all are Republicans. Billings — Republican mayor and aldermanic ticket, with an independ ent treasurer. Bozeman—Democratic mayor, police magistrate and four aldermen; Re publican treasurer. Glasgow—Entire independent tick et. ELECTRICAL SHOW PLANNED, at Students of Agricultural College Bozeman to Hold Exhibition. Plans are now being made at the state agricultural college at Boze | man for the annual electrical show, which will be held this year on May IL A general invitation will be ex tended to the people of the state to visit Bozeman at that time and note the work being done in the institution here. The exhibition will be given by students in the department of electri cal engineering. Invitations have just been received at the sheriff's office at Bozeman to attend two hangings in Montana on April 2. One is of William Hayes, who will be hanged at Deer Lodge, and the other ir? the hanging of Fred Le Beau at Kalispell. Both were convicted of first degree murder. W. W. McKee of the Westinghouse Church-Kerr company of New York has just arrived at Bozeman to su perintend and have active charge ct the construction of the electric inter urban railway which will lie built this summer through the Gallatin valley. TO BE REMOUNT STATION. Quartermaster General Confirms Fort Keogh Report. That the government has fully de cided to establish a remount station for cavalry and artillery horses at Fort Keogh is set forth in a commu nication received fram the quarter master general, who was requested by stockmen in Miles City to grant them, if possible, pasturage conces sions on the reservation. The gener al replied that the remount station was to be established and the con cession must be denied, as all of the 57,000 acres of the reserve would be required for the uses of the station. Governor Appoints. Gov. Norris made a number of ap pointments, including the following; State fish and game warden, Henry Avare; to represent the state at the conference of commercial organiza tions in Detroit April 22 and 23, W. T. Hull of Helena, P. J. Brophy of Butte and W. A. Selvidge of Billings; executive board state reform school, W. W. D. Terrett and C. M. Butler of Miles City; executive board or phans' home, P. Carney of Waterloo and E. D. Marsh of Sheridan; execu tive board state normal school, J. T. Murray and R. R. Rathbone of Dillon, Reduction Ordered. The state board of railroad commis sioners, as the result of a recent pub lic hearing at Helena, ordered a re duction in the rate on limerock from Burlington & Missouri Siding to Great Falls from 60 to 45 cents, but decided to make no changes into Butte, Helena, Anaconda and other smelting points. Montana Gold Output Increases. There has been a gain of $106, 378.72 in the amount of gold received at the United States assay office at Helena from Montana mines in the quarter ending March 31, 1909, com pared with the same quarter in 1908. IN THE SCA NDINAVIA N NORTH : Gleaning» of Important New» of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, with Occasional Comment», By MARTIN W. ÖDLAND. NORWAY. It is highly probable that a monu ment to the memory of Asbjorn Klos ter will be erected at Stavanger this year. Gustav Laerum, the sculptor, has promised that he will finish a statue of the honored dead before the first of August, so, if it is decided to go ahead with the work, the unveiling will probably take place during the convention of the total abstinence so ciety Aug. 12, 13 and 14. • • • According to the following dispatch It seems that the anti-emigration so ciety of Norway is not having as clear sailing as it might: The association formed to oppose emigration sent ap plications to all parts of the country for the purpose of forming branch or ganizations. Some have been formed in certain districts, but the replies re ceived from the southern part of the kingdom were not favorable, the peo ple there maintaining that emigration is a benefit to Norway, chiefly because the emigrants send back so much money from America to their relatives at home. The new association there fore is strenuously opposed. • • « A dispatch from Christiania says: Roald Amundson, the Arctic explorer, lias written to Dr. Harry Edmonds, manager cf the magnetic observatory in Sitka, Alaska, accepting his offer to accompany the projected Fram ex pedition to the north polo. No Nor wegian physician having expressed a d< sire to make the trip, the American will be given the post of medical offi cer. The doctor made the acquain tance of Mr. Amundson in Sitka when the ex| lorer reached that place after finishing his journey through the Northwest passage in 1900. Lr. Edmonds is forty-three years eld. He was engaged in the practice of medicine until eight years ago, when he began his magnetic studies. He is also an expert mechanic, black I smith, instrument maker and photog rapher. He will lie the chief mag netic expert of the expedition, and will : lie assisted in this work by Amundson ; lr'm-ielf. The offer of Dr. Louis A. Bauer of the Carnegie institution in Washing I ton to send an expert in magnetic study with the expedition, will have to be declined, but several instru ments, offered by the institution, will be thankfully accepted. SWEDEN. "Ir. B. A clone, vice consul for Swe den at Galveston, Tex., has, by the king, been named a knight of the Yasa order because of his services to his country. * • • Bislop Ritter of Stockholm is soon to leave for Rome to deliver to the poi e the collection of "Peter's pence," v. hic h h.a.- just been taken in I he Catholic churches of Sweden. • * • The bill abolishing capital punish ment in Sweden was defeated in both chambers of the riksdag, and no fur ther attempt along this line will be made for a long time to come. • * * Erik Wiik has recently donated the Gothenburg high school the handsome sum of 100.000 crowns. Mr. Wiik has made himself famous in his home city by his donations to charitable and philantropic purposes. • * * The opening of the Tingstod-Gothen burg railroad in March was the source of much gratification to residents of this fertile country. Traffic has been heavy from the start, this section be ing largely agricultural. * * * A common school kindergarten was o; ened at Upsala a short time ago. Mrs. Agnes Peterson is head of the school. She lias studied kindergarten methods in a number of different schools, and is eminently fitted for thv? place. » * * An international anti-tuberculosis congress is to be held in Stockholm this sun: m r. July 8 to 10. The riks drg has apropriated $10,000, and the city of Stockholm will contribute $5, 00*0 for the expense fund of the con gress. No efforts will be spared in making this congress important and ; enjoyable to ail who attend. * * * The death of C. M. Jentzen, which occurred last month at Stockho'nt, re moves one of the city's most piomi l nent and well-known citizens. For i many years he followed the prrfes ! sion of medicine, but o? late years he : h;:s been a hanker. He was a gradu ate of Upsala university, taking his j ; degree in lS-i2. He was associated j with bis father-in-law, C. G. Cervi:i, In i the banking business. Dr. Jentson was over seventy years of age at tha tiuie of his death. From answers received to a circular sent out, it appears that labor condi tions in the province of Norrland are about as good as usual for this time of the year. One parish only, that of Mala, has had to give special aid to the poor this season. • • • Gustaf Geijerstam, the author and dramatist, died recently at the age of fifty years. He was one of the most popular writers of the modern era, and his pen was a prolific one. His best known works are the drama "Per Ol son and His Wife," and "Woman's Power" and "Little Brother." Gei jerstam was born at Hed, in Vestman land in 1859. He was well educated, having taken a degree at Upsala in 1879. • • • The anniversary day of the poet, Runeberg, was fittingly celebrated at Helsingfors. There was a gathering in the square before the statue of the great writer at noon, when a company of student singers sang a number of selections in the Swedish and Fin nish language. In the evening there was a grand torchlight procession and more music, while the theaters gave performances in which the anniver sary was remembered. The festival of the Swedish Literary society was especially noteworthy as being one of the most impressive of the many pro grams arranged. Addresses were de livered by the society's president, Prof. M. C. Schvbergson and Prof. Ed ward Westermark. • • • Riksdagsman Bogren of Falkoping l as stirred up a hornet's nest by a recent speech in the house in refer ence to a motion in regard to slioot ing and sportsmanship. Mr. Bogren took occasion to deplore the fo.ct that pleasure and luxury seemed most im portant in many of the gun clubs now adays, and this the Falkoping club understood to reflect upon them. A circular of protest has been sent, stat ing that they have never had dances, or used liquor at their shooting tour naments. Furthermore, they claim that Mr. Bogren does not know the condi tions in his own district, not having shown any interest in the affairs of the club, or even joined as passive mern er. And in the meantime Mr. Bo gren is busy trying to square himself ,ith his enraged district. DENMARK. A report from Copenhagen says that it is now asserted that Alberti, the former cabinet officer, misused his of ficial administrative power as minis ter of justice in the most reckless way to make money. The public has al ways thought this was the case, bqt proof of it was lacking. Alberti's son-in-law, Trepka Bloch, who is the son of the Danish painter, Carl Bloch, and a well-known judicial officer, has acknowledged in court that he received large amounts of money for assisting corporations and private persons in obtaining privileges and benefits from his father-in-lay, who, regardless of all law and rule's, award ed drug store privileges, theater licenses and other documents, pro vided Bloch obtained enough money \:>r them. On the other hand, if the applicants did not ask for Bloch 's assistance, it was impossible for them to obtain anything from Alberti, notwithstand ing that they had the best of qualifica tions. i This is looked upon as the most sen sational development in the case: Pen ning Matzen, the noted professor of international law, says it has become necessary to summon a great state court for the trial of Alberti and his colleagues in the cabinet. • • • The March elections this year were of unusual importance because of the active participation of the women of Denmark, who, for the first time, were accorded the right to vote and to seek election to office—that is to say, in local or communal affairs. They are still disfranchised so far as national or state affa'rs are concerned, and consequently cannot vote for members of the rigsdag. Owing to the slow ness of the Danish statisticians, we do not yet. know how many women availed themselves of the right of suf frage last month. As to the number elected to offic-3 a dispatch says that in Copenhagen 11 per cent of the new ly elected officials are women, and that throughout the country 7 per cent are women. A rather unexpected result of the elections is the falling off in the so cialists in many cities where the new propaganda has been firmly estab lished. In the rural districts, how ever, the socialists made a better showing, but on the whole they have no particular reason for exultatioa over the outcome.