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FATAI WRECK 111 ILLINOIS
TWO PASSENGER TRAINS COME
TOGETHER HEAD ON.
One Passenger and Six Employes
Were Killed—Several Persons In
jured — Telegraph Operator at
Browns, 111., Is Blamed, as He Failed
to Give Meeting Point of Trains.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 26—The pas
senger train which left St. Louis at 9
o'clock last night on the Southern rail
way collided head oh with the passen
ger train leaving Louisville about the
.same hour, near Maude Station, 111.,
Sunday. One passenger and six em
ployes were killed and two passengers
and six employes injured.
Charles Schmidt, Centralia, 111.
Engineer Howen, Princeton, Ind.
Fireman Charles Hutt, Priuceton,
Mail Clerk P. D. Hogan. George
Section Foremau Underwood, Prince
Employe Henry Osken, Tennison,
Employe John Hudson, .
Albert McNelly, Princeton, Ind.,
Albert Oskin, Tennison, Ind., ankle
Express Messenger C. D. Minter,
Employe Eugene Carlton, Dale, Ind.,
Conductor W. H. Beatty, Louisville,
Mail Clerk McMitchell, St. Louis, hip
Flagman Joseph Lowe.
Section Foreman Henry Austin.
The St. Louis-Louisville and the St.
I.ouis-Knoxville sleepers were drawn
by both trains, but none of the passen
gers in these four cars were injured.
Both engines were badly damaged and
four coaches destroyed.
The collision occurred between
Mount Carmel, 111., and Princeton, Ind..
and, according to the Southern rail
way officials, was caused by the fail
ure of the operator at Browns, 111., to
deliver to the eastbound train an order
naming the meeting point for the
All of the employes, with the ex
ception of the trainmen, were in the
combination baggage and smoking car.
Portland, Ore., Dec. 28.—The feder
al grand jury has returned seven in
dictments in connection with the laud
frauds now under investigation. The
large number in the batch and the
prominence of three of the number
with the two mysterious "John Does"
indictments, make the day the most
senstaional since the jury reconvened
in its present sessions.
Thu most important is an indictment
against D. William H. Davis, Mayor
of Albany, Ore., Seoond to this, and
hardly less important, are those of Sal
mon B. Ormsby,formerly a government
agent, and (Jlrak E. Looniis, at one
time forest superintendent. Henry A.
and George Sorenson are not so
United States Senator John H. Mit
chell haa not yet beeu allowed to ap
pear before the federal grand jury to
hear what charges it is alleged have
been, or will be, brought against him
thta might tend to connect him with
the investigations at present beinjj con
ducted by that body.
Idianapolis, Ind. Dec. 28. — High
winds are prevailing thiongthout In
diana. At Elkinville a school bouse
whs unroofed and several children
were injured, and at Vincennea the
wind unroofed the Blackford glass
plant and blew down a portion of the
walls. A lumber plant was also dam
The New York Her lad says:
"It has been definitely decided that
(Uneral Horace Porter of New York
shall retire as ambassadors to France,
aud he will have his resignation in the
hands of President Roosevelt before the
inaugurations This anuoucement was
received by the republican state lead
ers. Utmeral Porter's successor to
Paris will be George V. L. Meyer, the
rpt'Sfut ambassador to Italy.
More than 1500 men employed dnr"
ing the past year on the terminal work
Of the railroads at battle will be laid
off by the first of the year.
Made a Mason
Idianapolis, Ind., Dec. 27.—United
States Senator Faibauks will break the
local^record for Free Masonery in this
city Monday, when he took the entered
appentice degree in the morning took
the second degree and became a fellow
oaftsnaan in the afternoon, and at 8
o clock v, the evening took the mas
lull Hedged mason.
Going to Fight
the Paper Trust
St. Paul. Deo. 28 —Attorney Gene
ral Moody, for the United States,
through Assistant District Attorney
Hnupt and James M. Beok, special
(issistnat attorney generalio the United
States, has filed a petition in the Unit
ed States district court, in which lie
makes the General Paper oompany
defendant and its numerous constituent
oompanies part defendants in a suit to
enjoin them and restrain them from
doing business through the General
Paper company as sales agent, in vio
lation of the provisions of sections 1
and 2 of the act of congress approved
July 2, entitled an act to "protect
trade and commerce against unlawful
restraints aud monopolies.''
The petition alleges that the defend
ants entered into an agreement to com
bine and control the sale of the product
of the different companies through the
General Paper company in that the
(General Paper company regulated the
p rices, sales and shipment and terri
tory for the sale of the same, and after
deducting operating expenses of the
General Paper company divided the
surplus aiuonu the members of the cor
The petition recites thut the General
Paper company was organized under
the laws of Wisconsin May 26, 1900,
with a capital stock of $100,000, divi
ded into 1000 shares, which were dis
tributed among and are now held by
certain of the defendants named, and
tliitt later the others were taken into
the combine, naming them in the order
in wnich they appeared in the trust,
and tfoes on to state that the General
Paper company became the exclusive
selling agent for the defendant, with
absolute power to control the outut of
the variious mills, fix the price of all
the paper sold and to whom and upon
what terms and conditions the paper
should be sold; and into what states
and places it shall be shipped and
what publishers and other customers
each mill shall supply.
The petition alleges that in all con
sequence of the combination all compe
tion in the manufacture, sale and dis
tribution of paper has been restricted
and the price of all paper products
generally increased, particularly that
of newsprint paper, which has been in
creased abuot 50 per cent. It further
states that no dealers or newspapers or
orther consumers in the territory west
of the Mississippi, with the exceptition
of certain newspapers puplishers in St.
Louis and Chicago, can purchase any
paper except directly through the Gen
eral Paper company, and then only on
terms dictated by the latter. " The
court is thus asked to declare the al
leged combination unlawful an that
the defendants be perpetually enbjoin
ed form doing any act in pursuance of
the same; and that the General Paper
company be eujoined from acting as
sales agent for the other defendants,
and that the latter be enjoind from
continueing their arrangment with the
Giiral Paper oempany. The court is
asked also to direct the defendants to
come into court and answer all ques
tions relating to allegations of the pe
tion as may be necessary.
NAN PATTERSON IN JAIL.
Bail Is Refused and She Spent a Sad
New York.—Nan Patterson's last
hope of spending Christmas with her
parents at their home in Washington
vanished Saturday when District At
torney Jerome announced that he
would not agree to a reduction of
her bail. This was taken to mean
that she will again be tried. Her bail
had previously been fixed at $20,000.
When the district attorney made his
announcement Daniel O'Reilly, of coun
sel for Miss Patterson, said:
"This surely means that there will
be a new trial. We are anxious that
it will be called soon and will make
every effort to have it called as soon
Afterward he said that counsel had
decided not to attempt to get any bail
unless the district attorney does not
promise a speedy trial. Counsel, he
said, believed the best place for Miss
Patterson was in the Tombs as she
had been so long there.
The urgency for a new trial was.
Mr. O'Reilly said, due to the fact that
tin- defense has found some new, and
what they consider important, evi
dence. Part of this, he said, was the
finding of some 32 caliber bullets in
Voting's trunk, Mr. O'Reilly said tliiit
Prosecutor Rand admitted the finding
of the bullets, but contended that they
belonged to Mrs. Young.
The news that she could not be ad
mitted to bail was broken to Miss
Patterson as gently as possible, but
she broke down completely, after mak
ing a brave show of cheerfulness all
day. Even though she knew she would
have to remain in the Tombs over
Christmas she had hoped she might be
released on bail next week.
M. T. Eiklor of Colfax was painful
ly injured by the accidental discharge
of a huge revolver he was carrying
In his pocket. The gun fell to the
ground and was discharged, the ball
passing through his leg below the
Irrigation Bill Framed
The irrigation oommission which
waß reoently appointed by Governor
Mcßride have completed their work.
The draft of the new law which they
were working on is completed and
makes a very voluminous report.
This proposed law provides for the
appointement of a state engineer by
the governor at a salary of $3600, with
an assistant at a salary of 12400.
The state engineer will have full
oharge of all irrigation work, under in
structions from the governor.
A committee of water commissioners
is also recommended to have charge of
six different sections of the state, into
whioh it will be divided with refereace
The United States will be given the
right to withdraw water from any of
the streams which are being used for
irrigation purposes for one year's time
with the privilege of extending this
time to two years when any project is
The United States is also allowed
the rijjht of way over state lands for
any project of irrigation.
In case of any dispute the matter
will be left with the state engineer and
one of the water commissioners, with
the privilege of calling in a second
water commissioner if they deem it
The proposed law states that all the
waters in the state belong to the public
and are subject to appropriation for
pubile U9e. Every person, association
or corporation carrying water for the
use ot others bi sides the one carrying
the water will be a common carrier.
The draft of the new law has been
sent to Seattle to be printed, and it t is
expected will be finished in a few
days. It will then go to the governor.
Four Men Killed
By Boiler Explosion
Chehalis, Wash., Dec. HO—Three men
were killed instantly and two injured,
one so badly that he died soon after
ward, by an explosion of four boilers
at the sawmill plant of Walworth &
Neville at Walvlle, Wash. The explis
iion occurred immediately after the
mill started for the afternoon run. The
R. O. Hicks, single, '.)2 years of a<;e;
has relatives in West Virginia.
Frank Dowell, iSB years old,married;
wife and child at Walville; came from
Pres Epling, single, 2(5 years of age;
brother and sister at Walville.
Roy Ickes, single, 26 years of age;
relatives at Decatur, Mich.; died soon
after the explosion.
W. Buchanan, 22 years of age, sin
gle! probably fatally injured.
Klias Pacquette, scalded; wil 1 re
Walworth & Neville is a Chicago,
The cause of the explosion is un
known. The mill plant has been shut
down for repairs, and only sufficient
steam was kept up to run the cross arm
factory and the dry kiln. The boilers
were inspected by the official inspector
of an insurance company not over 10
days ago, and were then pronounced
in good condition.
The plant is located on Rock creek,
27 miles west of Chelais, on the Che
halis & South Bend railroad. When
the mill is running 100 men are em
The fact that the mill proper was
not in operation counts for the small
number of killed.
The mill was badly wrecked by the
explosion, the damage being estimated
ta several thousand dollars.
Portland, Ore., Dec. 2!>. —The barge
Monarch, moored alon^ side the Port
'a id-Asiatic liner Arabia, turned turtle
today and one of the six men working
on the Monarch was drowned.
Portland, Ore., Deo. 29. —It is re
ported here that the O. R. & N. is to
construct a branch next year from Te
koa east to tap the Coeur d'Alene res
evration, the survey having already
been quietly completed. This road is
to go from Tekoa to a confluence of the
St. Maries and St. Joe rivers, thence
across Plummer mountain and down
Portland, Ore., Dec. 89. —A contract
hasb een let by the state portage com
mission to Nelson & White, a Seattle
firm of contrators, for the construction
Of a portage road around the dalleSj of
the Columbia river.
Wholesale r-eed Prices.
Bran, $19 ton; bran and shorts, $20
ton; oats, $1.35 cwt; wheat, $1.45 cwt;
chopped corn, $1.60 cwt; whole corn,
$1.50 cwt; timothy hay, $17 ton; ai
falfa hay, $13 ton; oil meal, $1.85 cwt;
grain hay, $14 ton.
Ya umay know what God thinks
about a man's religion when you know
what his children think.
The church that quarrels over the
bricks takes a long time t obuild the
TUNNELED UNDER RUSSIAN FORT
AND BLEW IT UP.
Forts on Kekwan Mountain Had Long
Resisted the Assaults of the Little
Brown Men—They Made Charge Af
ter Charge—Captured Field and Ma
chine Guns—An Important Position.
Headquarters of the Japanese Third
Army, Before Port Arthur.—Since the
general assault of Nov. 26-27 (against
the forts Rihlung and Kekwan moun
tains, resulting in furious fighting and
great loss of life and described at
length by the Associated Press corre
spondent in a dispatch filed Novem
ber 28), the Japanese have been en
gaged in tunneling under the north
fort of Kekwan mountain. Two main
tunnels ran under the north wall of
the fort from the moat for a distance
of 40 feet and there were four short
branch tunnels. On the morning of
December 18 seven dynamite mines
were laid, the object of which was to
destroy the north wall and so give the
Japanese access to the fort. The fort
had so long resisted the assaults of
the Japs that it was considered that
the explosion of the mines and the
subsequent attacks should be carefully
General Samejima, commanding the
left division, asked for volunteers who
would be prepared to capture the fort
or to die in the attempt. Two entire
battalions answered the general's call,
one from the left division and the
other from the general reserves. The
first battalion remained in the capon
iere galleries during the explosion of
the mines, while the second battalion
was in a parallel close to the wall of
In order that the dark blue uniforms
of the men might not show against
the brown of the soil, which would
be turned by the explosion, all the at
tackers wore brown woolen under
drawers over their trousers and brown
sweaters over their tunics. Instead
of a cap each man wore a brown wool
en headpiece which extended to the
shoulders, leaving only the face visi
Carried Rifles and Dynamite.
Every man carried a rifle in his
right hand and dynamite grenades in
his left, while a lighted slow match
was attached to his cartridge helt
with which to ignite the fuses of the
grenades. In this peculiar garb with
the lighted matches at their waists,
the troops presented a strange appear
ance. The soldiers from the battalion
in the caponiere galleries, who were
distinguished by white badges on their
anus, were ordered to attack im
mediately after the explosion of the
mines, and those of the second bat
talion in the parallel, who were dis
tinguished by red badges on their
arms, were to make the second as
Part of Fort Rises Into Air.
General Samejirua personally con
ducted these assaults at 2 o'clock on
the afternoon of December 19 after the
explosions had taken place. The first
mine exploded without warning and
the explosion was not entirely suc
cessful, owing to the heavy concrete
about the mine. The explosion of the
second mine followed immediately and
this was succeeded by five smaller ex
plosions. The sight was wonderful in
the extreme. Huge clouds of brown
earth and debris were thrown 200 feet
in the air and it looked as if the whole
fort, had been thrown heavenward.
When the clouds of earth had set
tled down the snow for some 500 yards
around the fort was covered with
brown earth, pieces of timber and
blocks of concrete.
Japs Swarm Through.
The explosions made ' two large
breaches in the north wall of the fort,
through which the Japanese in the
moat, swarmed. They charged so
quickly that 50 of them were either
killed or wounded by the falling de
bris. The Japanese succeeded in gain
ing the ramparts and charged the in
terior of the fort, but they were re
pulsed by a portion of the garrison
from behind a wall at the rear of the
fort which had not been touched by
the force of the explosion. Behind this
wall there were four field guns and
three machine guns. In the meant'me,
the Russians had rushed reinforce
ments of some 300 to the fort through
the covered wall at the rear. The sec
ond battalion of attackers were not
able to advance immediately, as the
sapping trenches from the parallel to
the most were filled with debris. When
this debris was removed the battalion
reached the ramparts through the
breaches that had been made by the
Find Cover by Twos and Threes.
The commander of this enterprise
roalized that any attempt to gain the
interior of the fort would end in dis
aster if his whole force advanced in
one body so he disposed his men along
the wall and ordered them to gain the
lower level of the interior of the fort
by twos and threes and to find cover
In the holes which hariTZT^^^
the surface by the^Z«^M
in the whole /enteVof'Sj? ' *£ ;
holes had been torn by L °rt •*
directed from the rear of tL*" 1 *•
these holes 150 of the a Ua l * »■
.found cover by 5 o'clock „> $
ing. Advancing carefully th^>
ese approached the Russian ! Jai*»- -
in the rear of the fort and J **"•«
from hole to hole under coy *Orkln«
darkness the entire battaS °f «•
the interior of the fort s^.^
perate resistance of the r,?. , he *•■
, The flrßt charge
wall of sandbags proved «8t *•
but charge folio ZZ r T,ZT H
night when the last corner of th le
sion defenses was captured #*1
| The fighting was P desperate In tK .
extreme, with bayonets and d y^
hand grenades and the entire 2?* 1
was killed with the excemi on I**
party of 20 who escaped tn^Vt/;
covered wall, which they desuSSi?'
hind by exploding four mines an T^ :
preventing the Japanese fromp^
T , Garrison Died Fightina
Though the numbers engaged .«
the numbers of fighting men *£
small the assault and defense „£!
more furious than any in the prel*
history of the siege of Port *£?■■
I With the exceptions noted the 25"
, son died fighting to the last man Z"
wonderful determination W
The final rushes of the Japan**
were irresistible. Their wounded re
fused to retire and insisted on con
tinning the fighting, saying that they
had vowed to take the fort and that
they must proceed. -
Four field guns and three machine
guns were captured and over 300 us
sians were killed.
The skilful manner in which the
second assault was executed prevented
heavy losses and insured the capture
of the fort, which, though not the
largest, is one of the strongest of tho
eastern fortified ridges. The fort is
important to the Japanese as it opens
a way up the gorge between it anil
the eastern part of Kekwan mountain,
and is the easiest point at which to
protect the principal line of fortifica
tions for the purpose of gaining a
foothold on the higher hills of the
j ridge. The stubborn resistance made
by the Russians was due to the fact
that the captured fort was the key of
the position at this point of their
Late War Notes,
The navy department at Tokio pub
lishes a list of nine officers and 65 men
who were killed while on special duty.
It is presumed that another cruiser has
been mined and sunk or damaged.
The army department publishes a
list of 28 officers killed and 56 wind
ed, presumably at Port Arthur. -
Ariangeineuts have been completed
at Moscow. Russia, for receiving 4000
wouuded toldiers from the front
The dockyard laborers at Sevastopol
have been released from their obliga
tions as members of the reserves in or
der that they may continue work on
the vessels of the Black sea fleet, which
is being pushed to the greatest energy.
It is siad that the Hamburg-Ameri
can liner Phoenicia has been sold to an
unknown purchaser, and tkat she is go
ing to Libau.
Tokio, Dec. 2!t. — Trustworthy ad
vices from Port Arthur confirm tiie re
port that Genreal Kondracenko has
been killed and that General Stoessel
has been injured by falling form his
General Stoessel is also reported
The advices further state that the
stern of the battleship Sevastopol has
sunk in shallow water. Her bow it
damae^d in two places and taesteeriDg
room gear is also damaged.
The garrison is reported to be confi
deut on the belief that relief will ar
rive before March 1. Despite its heavy
losses November 26 and subsequently)
the garrison is said to be cheerful aid
resolved to continue the struggle as
long as a single soldier remains.
The Japanese have occupied the en
tire fort of Rihlun^ mountain.
Spokane Retail Markets.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 1%@2%c lb;
rutabagas, 3c lb; dry onions, 4®sc W
!cabbage, 3@4c lb; celery, 2&@sc »
stalk; parsley, 3@sc bunch; new beets
3 bunches lGc; watercress, 5c bunch;
1 parsnips, 2@3c lb; cauliflower, 200
35c head; green peppers, 12@l8c V>>
sweet potatoes., 3%®iic lb; brussel*
sprouts, 2 lbs 25c; wax beans, 20c lb;
artichokes, 15c each; chickory, 5c »
bunch; lettuce, 10@20c lb; cucumbers,
2 for 25c; tomatoes, 20c lb.
Poultry—Dressed chickens, 14@1*
lb; spring ducks, 18c lb; geese, 16»
18c lb; turkey, 25c lb.
Dairy Products—Butter, best cream
ery, 40c lb; common creamery, 301
35c lb; best country, 25c lb; common
country, 15@20c lb; imported Sw»
cheese, 25@35c lb; American Swiss.
25c lb; cream brick cheese, I»@2'
lb; New York cheese, 20c lb; Wiscon
sin cheese, 15@18c lb.
It gets on a man's nerTes to sit o
,he hard pews at church; with a P« c
et fence at a ball game it's different.