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PASSENGER AND FREIGHT TRAINS
COME TOGETHER ON A CURVE.
Two Men Are Dead and Several Bad
ly Injured—Engineer on Freight
Read His Orders Wrong—Both En
gines Left Track —Occurred Near
KiSSOUIa, Mont.. March I. Two men
■re dead and six people injured as the
result of a collision of a freight and the
Westbound Twin Cities express ou the
Koithern Pacific at Hearmouth, Sun
day afternoon, at 2:30. The express
was 80 minutes behind time, and the
freight had orders to wait at Bear
month Biding. Mearniouth is 7. r > miles
wesi of Helena, and has an unenviable
reputation as the scene Of holdups and
murders on the Northern Pacific.
Engineer Pheehan tt/sunderutood
his orders. He hail the impression that
the express was three hours and 30
minutes late. His orders read .TO min
utes late. He proceeded east. As the
freight rounded the curve oast of Hear
mouth. scarcely out of the yards, it
crashed head on into the express. A
hi°h bank shut off the view of both
engineers, and no attempt had been
made to slow down. Both engines
were thrown from the track and the
mail and express cars telescoped, but
the passenger coaches came to a dead
stop and remained on the track.
As soon as the passengers could
reach the disabled end of the train it
was found that the following were
W !•*. Wllcoi of Helena, division
chief clerk of the railway mail service,
on tour of Inspection; instantly killed.
J. L. Bellin of Helena, lireman of
the express; crushed and mangled;
died when removed from wreck.
Joseph L. James, engineer of the
passenger, is ;i cousin of Prank and
Jesse .lames, notorious former outlaws,
riellin (ante to Helena two years ago
Ambassadors extraordinary and min
Wliitflaw Reid, New York, to Great
Britain: Robert S. McCoriniok, Illin
ois, to France; George V. L. Meyer,
Massachusetts, to Russia; Edwin H.
Conger, lowh, to Mexico; Henry White,
Rhode Island, to Italy.
President Roosevelt gratified the last
formal request made oy ex-SeDator
Forste before be retired, and Bent to
the senate the appointment of Thomas
Bammons of Tacoraa, Wash., as consul
general to Newohwaug, China, vice
Henry Miller of Oregon, who was sim
ultaneously appointed to Yokohama,
Jhhm. Mr. Sammon's nomination will
be promptly confirmed by the senate.
The position pays 13000 per annum
The president also sent to the senate
the nomination of Henry L. Wilson of
Spokane, Wash., as jlmuister to Bel
gium. It was announced at the state
department today that Mr. Wilson's
promotion was in recognition of his
services as minister to Chile.
St. Petersburg, March — That th&
battle of Mukden will go down in his
tory with Liaoyaug in the long list of
Russian defeats is the almost universal
belief in pessimistic St. Petersburg,
which has forgotten the meaning of
the word "victory". Tins of thous
ands of men have fallen in fanatical
charges. The war office does not ad
mit that the issues of the great battle,
which already exceed in magnitude of
operations and losses that of the Shak
he, has been decided,, although it is
positively stated in high quarters that
Kur^patkin has telegraphed to Emperor
Nicholas that it will be impossible to
hold Mukden, and that the withdrawal
of the army northward has already
Roosevelt's New Cabinet.
John Hay, District of Columbia,
secretary of state.
Leslie M. Shaw, lowa, sccretray of
William H. Taft, Ohio, secretary of
William H. Moody, Massachusetts,
George Bruce Cortelyou, New York,
Paul Mortou, Ilinlois, secretary of
Ethan A. Hitchcock, Missouri, seen
tary of interior.
James Wilson, lowa, secretary of
Viccor H. Metealf, California, secre
tary of commerce and labor.
Northern Securities Won.
The supreme court has affirmed the
decision of the circuit court of appeals
for the third circuit in the case of
Harriman versus the Northern Securi-
ties company, involving the distribu
tion of the shares in the Northern .Se
curities company. The decision is
favorable to the company.
WAS A BUSY CONGRESS.
Review of Work Done by the Last
The last session of congress was a
busy one. but the number of things
done that ought to have been done was
outnumbered by the things that were
The senate, against the advice of
the president, amended the arbitration
treaties, and this work is now at a
District Court Judge Swayne was
acquitted on articles of impeachment
voted by the house.
The Philippine tariff was revised
and an act passed to encourage rail
road building and other developments
in the islands.
The laws of Alaska were codified
and the appointment of an additional
Two new battleship! were provided
for in the naval appropriation t>ill.
Jurisdiction Of the forest reserves
was transferred from the interior to
the agricultural department.
By resolution of the house the de
partment of commerce was instructed
to begin an Investigation of the oil
The secretary of war was authoriz
ed to return union and confederate
battleflags to the states from which
they were originally borne.
The American National Rod Cross
society was incorporated.
A river and harbor bill was passed
carrying an appropriation of nearly
There was a failure to pass the
measure for the immediate opening of
the south half of the Colville reserva
The bill reducing the membership
of the Panama ranal commission and
giving the president larger directory
The F.soh-Townsend bill for the reg-
ulation of freight rates by the inter
state commerce commission was pass
ed by the house, but died in the sen
The Btatehood bill which, as it
passed the house, admitted Oklaho
ma. N»\v Mexico and Arizona as sep
arate states, was amended so as to
admit Oklahoma and Indian Territory
as a single state and New Mexico.
leaving Arizona a territory. The house
refused to accept the changes and the
bill died in conference.
There waa a refusal of the demand
of the people tif Alaska for a delegate
The town of Reardan now has elec
The legislature closed work at Olym
pia Thursday night.
Dr. E. C. Hamley has let the con
ract for a $12,000 hospital at Sprague.
The Seattle Times has declared it
self supporter of President Roosevelt.
A number of representative citizens
of Twisp organized a commercial club
The city of Palouse has voted a
school tax of ten mills to erect a much
Robert Wingate, a pioneer of Taco
m;i. and one of its foremost citizens,
died recently at his home in Tacoma.
The railroad commission bill was
delivered to Governor Mead Monday.
The governor intends to sign the bill.
Memorial services for the late Sena
tor J. I. Sharp of Kittitas county were
held in the hall of the house Sunday
The flght between Jim Burrows and
.lack Overdorf was pulled off at North
Yakima Friday night. Burrows won the
decision on a foul in the sixth round.
A new boat will soon be running on
the river between Kennewick and
White Bluffs and from Kennewick
down the river, also up the Snake
Cedric Ramsey, the 12 year old smi
of E. Ramsey, me! a horrible death re
cently at bis home. live miles south
west of Cheney, by being dragged over
the ground by a horse.
A. H. W. Ooold of TaCOma has re
ceived the civil service appointment
to the position of superintendent of
construction at Vancouver. Wash.,
with a salary of $ 1 r^oO a year.
Edward Whitson of North Yaklma,
who will probably be judge of the now
federal district of eastern Washing
ton, is a native of Oregon. He was
born in I,inn county 52 years ago.
The outlook for business in Spokane
for 1906 is most encouraging, and trade
in all Hues is opening with a start
that bids fair to outdo any of the great
growing eras in the history of the
The $100,000 appropriated in the
public buildings bill for Spokane and
Tacoma buildings is supplemental to
the $-11)0.000 previously appropriated,
making a total appropriation for each
building of |500.000.
In the name of the city of Seattle,
Samuel Hill, member of the board of
overseers of the Harvard university,
has subscribed $50,000 to a special
fund of $1,000,000 to relieve the annual
deficiency existing at the institution.
Viedmosti Printers on Strrke.
St. Petersburg.—The Russian Vled
mostl did not appear Sunday owing to
the fact that the printers are on strike.
GRANDEST ON EARTH
INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT
AND VICE PRESIDENT.
Hundreds of Thousands of People
Hear Theodore Roosevelt Take the
Oath as President—The Decorations
Were Gorgeous— Parade Was a Mag-
nificent Sight—G. A. R. as Escort.
Washington.—Theodore Roosevelt of
New York and Charles Warren Fair
banks of Indiana Saturday were inau
gurated president and vice president of
the United States. A few months ago
theirs were names to conjure with in
one Of tlu> most noteworthy campaigns
in the history of American politics.
They were elected with the greatest
popular acclaim ever accorded candi
dates by the electors of this republic.
Today their names again are on
every lip. The verdict of the people
rendered on November X was confirm
cd In the presence of such a throng as
the national capital rarely has wit
nessed and with a setting of brilliant
The inauguration of President Roos
evelt was made a festal ceremony in
this city: The city is a symphony in
color. A blaze of decorations greets
the eye at every turn. From every
Staff the national ensign breaks to the
gentle breeze; great buildings are en
folded In the soft embrace of the stars
and stripes, and entire blocks are a 1
mass of patriotic color. Above the
white dome of the capital float im
mense American flags and from the!
topmost point of the graceful granite i
shaft erected in memory of the first ]
president, springs a single American J
emblem —a vivid splash of red, white
and blue against the sky.
The decorations throughout the city
are more elaborate and beautiful than
on the occasion of any previous in
augural. Twice as many flags have
been used fhis year by the inaugural
committee as ever was used before
and the splendor of the scheme adopt
ed for the city's adornment never has
Full 200,000 visitors gazed with won
der and enthusiasm at the district's
handiwork for honoring its president.
Garden of Flags.
The whole city was a garden bIOB-
Boming with flags. The liny of march
WRB artistically decorated to a degree
never before attained. Acting under
a suggestion from the inaugural com
mittee, the board of education had re
quested its 50,000 school children to
see that each one of their homes dis
played the (lap;. It was a request re
sponded to by an army of children.
The light and airy stands, conform
ing everywhere to elementary architec
tural rules as to construction, painting
and decorations, supplanted the huge
and unsightly lumber piles which wore
formerly tolerated as outlooks for the
crowds. The scene by day was mag
nificent; by night, under the commit
tees scheme of illumination, the tre
mendous crowds wandered in fairy
At the Reviewing Stand.
The president's reviewing stand, in
front of the White House, was the
center of the court of history, which
extended two long blocks from Fif
teenth street. Along each side of the
avenue were noted historical figures
in great numbers from the St. Louis
The triumphal pathway, along which
the kings of the earth might have
deemed it an honor to be conducted,
was cleared and closed to cara and
vehicles at an early hour. Police man
agement was perfect. It was a royal
highway upon which the president
early entered and proceeded to the
The Grand Army ol :he Republic, as
is Us habit, insisted on acting as the
president's escort, and the presidents
rat.> of progress to the capitol was re
duced to the pnthet'> pace of men who
were fast approaching the scripture
limit of life. Hut the delay had its
compensations. Many thousands had
opportunity to see and greet the presi
dent as his cortoge slowly passed
along the miles from the White House
to Capitol hill, where congress was
concluding its labors.
In the Senate Chamber.
The five minutes remaining at the
close of the session was given to in
augurating the vice president. The
president was escorted to a seat near
the presiding officer, where he deliv
ered brief inaugural remarks and re
peated the oath of office after the
presiding officer. Senator Frye.
President Roosevelt led his inaugu
ral parade in quick marching time
from the capitol to the White House.
No procession in recent years has been
as prompt in moving from one end of
the avenue to the other. The troops
marched in ideal weather, the sky be
ing clear, the sun warm and a fair
breeze blowing. The president lost no
time in formalities. He descended the
steps which were put in place in front
of the inaugural stand and took his
carriage without reentering the capi
tol. The inaugural march began at
1:20 o'clock and as the president's car
riage followed by that of Vice Presi
dent Fairbanks and those of the mem
bers of the cabinet proceeded through
the capitol grounds, the vast throng
hastily placed itself on either side of
the line of march and cheered without
The procession moved slowly and
Mr. Roosevelt, in acknowledging the
salutations from either side, rose to
his feet repeatedly and with his silk
hat in his hand bowed to right and
left. The buildings facing the capitol
grounds through which the procession
passed were occupied to their full ca
pacity with cheering people who wav
ed flags and handkerchiefs. No inci
dent marred in the slightest degree
the inaugural procession as it left the
s~ene of the inaugural address and
proceeded down past the Peace monu
ment and took its way toward the
White House on the broad avenue.
President's Reviewing Stand.
The president, with Chairman Cor
telyou, the members of the cabinet and
congressional committee, with Gen
eral Chaffee and siaff and General
Wilson, with the same escort that ac
companied them to the capitol, return
ed to the White House at 2 o'clock,
and through the northeast gate joined
the ladies and children of the family
and the invited guests at luncheon,
which was served Immediately. At
2:45 the presidential party left the
While House and walked across the
lawn, took their assigned places in
the reviewing stand, where a thousand
or more specially favored ones had
The end of the parade passed the
reviewing stand ::t 6:13 p. m. The
president then returned to the White
House with his party.
"It was a great success, gentlemen,
and did you notice that bunch of cow
boys. Oh, they are the boys that can
ride. Oh, it was all superb. It really
touched me to the heart."
This was the comment made by
President Roosevelt as he was leav
ing the reviewing sland for the White
House, at the conclusion of the mag
nificent parade arranged in his honor.
The president had been standing for
three and a half hours reviewing the
great parade and receiving the enthu
siastic congratulations of the plain
people of the land. His acknowledg
ment of the tribute thus paid tc him
personally and to his exalted office con
stituted a fitting ending of the formal
ceremonies incident to his inaugura
tion as the 26th president of the Unit
The Kongo is one of the widest wa
terways on the globe, if not the finest.
It is 25 miles across in parts, so that
vessels may pass oae another and yet
be out of sight.
Some are wise to guide; some try
AROUND THE WORLD
SHORT TELEGRAPH NOTES FROM
ALL POINTS OF HEMISPHERE.
A Review of Happenings In Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Events Tersely Told.
Rear Admiral Stirling will be suc
ceeded in command of the Asiatic
fleet by Rear Admiral W. M. Folger
on March 23.
Father Gopon, leader of the Russian
workmen on the fatal Sunday, Janu
ary 2, has left Geneva for London by
way of Paris.
The London Globe positively asserts
the Earl Cador has been elected to
succeed Lord Selborne as first lord of
Nan Patterson, who has once been
tried on the charge of murdering Cae
sar Young, must be given another trial
by May 1 or be released on bail.
The Swedish steamer Vegga, from
Barry, December 10, for Hongkong,
was seized by a Japanese warship. The
place where she was captured is with
Andrew Carnegie has arrived i»
Cleveland in response to a subpoena
by the federal authorities to appear as
a witness in the trial of Mrs. Chad
St. Petersburg.—lt is reported that
General Maxlmovitch has been ap
pointed governor of Warsaw and
Count Da.shkovitch commander of the
An official of the United States Steel
corporation says that, a general In
crease in wages of the employes of
thai company is under consideration.
The announcement will be made offi
cially about April 1.
The German battleship Mecklenburg
and Wittelsbach grounded recently off
Hat ten reef, east of Samsoe island.
rhe Wittel3bach was floated, but the
Mecklenburg is fast. She is leaking
tnd her bottom is damaged.
South Shields, England. The recent
Ire at the coal landings on the north
irn bank of the Tyne caused damage
to the amount of |1,000,000 before it.
a;is uiuler control. The Lowden and
other docks were saved.
Hames Moran of Superior, Wis., was
killed and three Duluth men sustained
injuries recently in the collapse of a
section of an extension to the Duluth.
Vlesaba & Northern ore docks at Du
luth. The section which fell was iv
course of erection.
Paris. —The church marriage of M'ss
Elsie Porter, daughter of the Ameri
can ambassador, to Dr. Edwin Winde
of Zurich, Switzerland, took place Sat
urday in the church of the Holy Trin
ity and wa.s followed by a reception
at the American embassy.
The German government, it is be
lieved, has inquired, or is about to in
quire, through Baron Sternberg, the
German ambassador to the United
Stales, if a proposal to discuss a re
ciprocal trade arrangement would be
favorably received in Washington.
A week ago the Maxville and Alex
andria, Canada, hockey teams were in
the last half of an exciting match,
when Allan Loney struck Alcide Lau
rin of the latter seven on the head
with his stick. I.auiin dropped to the
Ice, and when bis comrades reached
him he was dead.
The University of Chicago is to be
transformed into an American Oxford.
Elaborate plans Involving the erection,
in the near future, of two solid blocks
of new buildings at a probable cost
of $5,000,000 and a complete change
in the original university, were an
nounced by the faculty.
The "High wall," one of the finest of
the private dormitories of Yale stu
dents, was damaged recently by fire
to the extent of $10,000. The injury
to the costly furnishings of Sheffield
science school students who occupied
the apartments is estimated at $10,000
more. The fire is supposed to have
started from a cigarette stub.
A pleasing incident occurred during
the last hours of the national house.
Speaker Cannon was presented with
a handsome loving cup. the tribute of
affection and esteem of the members,
regardless of party. The presentation
speech was made by Mr. Bell of Il
linois and was punctuated throughout
with applause, the members several
times rising en masse and cheering.
When the enthusiasm had subsided
Mr. Clark of Missouri produced a sec
ond demonstration by presenting to
John Sharp Williams of Mississippi
the minority leader, a loving cup, the
gift of his democratic colleagues.
Tax Commission Bill.
Olympia, Wash., March.fjß.—The
Reid tax commission bill, identical in
all assential particulars with the Eaet
erday bill which was vetoed by Gor
ernor Mo Bride two years &go on the
ground thta it was weak and abortive,
passed the senate and with minor
amendments. The house will probably
concur in the amendments.