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WRECKED THE TRAIN
SANTAFE PASSENGER DITCHED
NEAR F«PORIA, KANSAS.
Six Passengers Injured and Two Will
Probably Die—Was Fourth Attempt
to Wreck Passenger Trains During
the Past Four Months—No Clue to
Emporia, kan., May 15.—Santa ft
passenger train No. 14 was ditched by
train wreckers a mile east of town at
2:30 this morning. Six passengers
were injured and two will probably
James Eugor, 79 years of age, of the
soldiers' home at Leavonworth, fatally
injured; right leg fractured in two
places, head and hands cut and back
J. O. Rice, Santa Fe car repairer,
on way from Topeka hospital to
Shawhee, Okla.; badly bruised, left
ear partly torn off.
Nate Hendricks, Roswell, N. M.,
cattleman; back and hips sprained,
long cut across forehead and scalp
wound; condition serious.
J. L. Cooper, Spickards, Mo., farm
er, hands cut, elbow fractured.
E. A. Taylor, Kansas City Mo., con
ductor; deep cuts on scalp, four teeth
knocked out; contusion on right leg,
both hands cut.
P. A. Qrover, fireman, Topeka;
thrown from cab and back and should
Remove Spikes and Fishplates.
This is tho fourth attempt in the
last four months to wreck passenger
trains in the same place. Previous at
tempts were made by piling ties on
the track, and were without serious
results. The wreck Sunday was caus
ed by removing the spikes and fish
plates of two rails on the inside of
a curve. The engine passed over the
loose rails safely, but the mail car
left the track and was dragged 100
yards along the embankment before
the train was stopped. The next five
cars, the express and baggage cars,
the smoker and two coaches, went
into the ditch. The end of the bag
gage car went up in the air high
enough to ground the telephone
wires. Two Pullman sleepers remain
ed on the track.
Passengers Were Asleep.
The passengers were asleep when
the wreck occurred and became great
ly excited, but soon formed a wreck
ing crew and went to the relief of the
men in the overturned baggage car.
A window was broken and of seven
men in the car, six were found in
jured. Stretchers were made from
car doors and the wounded were car
ried to a nearby field, where a hos
pital was improvised. An hour after
the wreck, a relief train arrived from
Bmporia and the injured were taken
There is no clew to the wreckers.
A track wrench and claw bar were
missing, and they were found in a
pool of water near the wreck.
TAMPERING WITH MAIL.
U. S. Inspector's Case Interests the
is manifesting a particular interest in
the case of Marcus Braun, a special
inspector of the United States immi
gration service, who is having trouble
with officials of the Austro-Hungarian
gove/nment, whom he charges with
tampering with his official mail. In
spector Braun complained of his treat
j.ent to Ambassador Storrer, who ca
bled to the state department some
details (if the situation.
The charge is made specifically by
Mr. Braun that the Austro-Hungarian
government is paying the steamship
companies a large sum each year to
bring immigrants to this country, and
also that the immigrants are being
urged not to become American citi
The president cabled for the reports
of Inspector Braun, and will go over
them himself. Tampering with the
mail of an official in a foreign coun
try is a serious matter, and there is no
disposition on the part of officials of
ill.- department of commerce and labor
to treat tne complaint of Inspector
Effects of Tornado.
Snydor, Okla.—All the recovered
bodies of victims of Wednesday's tor
nado have been buried, shipped away
or shipment provided for. The home
li-.-v persons aave found shelter and
the wounded are being carefully at
tended. Eleven members of the Fes-
Benden fami.y were killed. Their bod
ies will be sent to Gridley, Kan., for
Jessie Bartlett Davis.
Chicago.—Jpssie Bartlett Davis, the
well known opera singer, died sudden
ly at her home in this city, aged 46
years, of heart disease produced by
Central Washington will form a
baseball league consisting of the fol
lowing towns: Prosser, Pasco, Walla
Walla and North Yakima.
John L. Sullivan, ex-champion pugil
ist of the world, who is doing "stunts"
»t a Spokane vaudeville show house,
-says: "Regarding my proposed fight
with Mitchell, there is nothing in the
world would suit me better than to
have a go with my old time friend to
show the public which one has de
teriorated the most, and I will clearly
demonstrate t j the world that a man
is some use after he is 40 years of
The Yale freshmen eight won from
the Columbia freshmen eight in their
annual boat race on Lake Whitney.
The double wrestling match be
tween Two Feathers and McMillan,
Jack O'Nell and Jack Curran, came
off at Missoula Friday evening be
fore one of the largest crowds that
has ever attended exhibitions of this
character in Missoula. Two Feathers
won the match in one of the cleanest
and best matches that has ever been
seen in that part of the country. Jack
O'Neil was declared the winner in
the handicap with Jack Curran, but
the purse was split between the two
men. O'Neil was to throw Curran
three times in an hour. It took him
34 minutes and 10 seconds to get the
lirst fall, and in throwing him Cur
ran was hurt badly by being thrown
off the mat and falling into some
chairs, knocking him unconscious for
nearly an hour.
The first annual scholastic field and
track meet at Pullman of the high
schools of eastern Washington \v;is a
greater success than its promoters
had hoped for, which means that it
will be ;i regular event each year in
The following is the standing of the
different towns in the recent Pullman
2—Walla Walla 26
'.] —Lewiston 24%
4 —Waitsburg 12
s—North5 —North Yakima 10V&
ti —wlnatchee 6
10 —Davenport 1
0 — Palouse 0
Chicago.—Jamos J. Jeffries, cham
pion heavyweight pugilist of the
world, has retired. Disease accom
plished what no human being was
ever able to do. A combination of
rheumatism and malaria fever has put
the pugilist out of the fighting game
for all time, according to an an
nouncement made by Jeffries, who
has cancelled all his theatrical engage
ments and started for California in
an effort to regain his health. Jeffries
is going to Los Angeles, where he in
tends to build a home. In the future
it is his intention to devote his lime
to several valuable mining claims he
and one of his brothers possess in
Before leaving for the Pacific coast
"Thank God, I am through with box
ing. 1 have suffered more pain during
the last, few days than in all my fights
put together. Understand, I am not
physically down and out, simply full
of malaria and rheumatism, but I have
decided to retire from the prize ring.
I have two reasons for taking this
course. My present physical condition
is one, and the other is because there
seems to be no one in sight to meet
me capable of giving the public a run
for its money."
Billy Delaney, Jeffries' manager,
and who practically brought Jim Cor
bett to the front, will retire from the
pugilistic field along with the cham
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
Salt Lake 364
New York 444
St. Louis 421
New York 773
Pittsburg C 25
St. Louis 348
Railway Congress Ends.
Washington.—The seventh session
of the international railway congress
ended here Saturday. .Its eighth ses
sion will meet in Berne, Switzerland,
five years hence.
WASHINGTON, IDAHO, MONTANA,
AND OREGON NEWS ITEMS.
A Few Interesting Items Gathered
From Our Exchanges of the Sur
rounding Country—Numerous Acci
dents and Personal Events Take
Place—Outlook Is Bright.
Governor Mead will deliver the
Memorial day address at Olyinpla.
The Pioneers' association of the
state of Washington will hold its an
nual meeting in Seattle, June 20-21.
Exports from the Puget sound cus
toms district to April were the heavi
est on record, reaching a total of
The tallest concrete chimney in the
world has just been completed by the
Taeoma smelter. •It rises 306 feet 6
inches from the base.
A building boom seems to be in
store for AsotlQ this summer. Citi
lena look forward for one of the best
years in the history of the town.
Five thousand people crowded the
Streets of Walla Walla last Saturday
to witness the parade of fine horses,
in which 60 high grade animals were
The present population of the state
is 847,000, according to estimates com
pleted by the statistical department of
! the secretary of state's office. The
same estimates give Seattle about 154,
The $1111,000 appropriated by the
last legislature for buildings at. the
western Washington hospital for the
insane will lie used by the board ot
control in erecting and equipping two
detached ward buildings.
The Columbia Irrigation company,
which is building a canal from the
Walla Walla river to reclaim a large
tract of land, has 107 teams at work
and ten miles of the 24 mile canal is
About 45 members of the Foresters
of America left Spokane Tuesday to
attend the session of the grand court,
which convenes in Seattle May IG.
This will be the fifteenth grand court
to be held in this state.
The library committee of North
Yakima has been notified that An
drew Carnegie has given an addition
al $5000 for the library, making the
total $15,000. Work on the building
will be commenced at once.
Superior Judge Frater of Seattle de
cides that the probate fee law, pass
ed by the legislature of 1903, is uncon
stitutional. The county clerk will
hereafter collect probate fees in ac
cordance with the former law.
In a drunken row between a party
of Finns and Swedes Sunday morning,
John Thornsen was killed by a blow
from a two by six inch plank, which
fractured his skull. Martin Marten
son, one of the BUSpecta arrested, was
held and is now in jail here.
In a row which started in the bar
room of a hotel on Main avenue, Spo
kane, shortly before midnight Satur
day night, William Crane, the barten
der, was shot In the back by an Ital
ian, and his wound may result fatally.
Klelnberg Bros., the old hay firm
of the KlttitEh valley, have bought
from Henry Lutro 160 acres of land
three miles from Ellensburg for $10,
--000 cash. This farm sold for $5000
three years ago and $2200 five years
The countrymen of H. Arao, the
Japanese who murdered a Chinaman
in Spokane and is sentenced to be
hanged in the Walla Walla peniten
tiary on June 3, have petitioned War
den Kees that tne body be given to
them after the hanging to dispose of.
The law says there is nothing to hin
der him from granting the request.
Grain merchants on the Sound are
expecting a large flour trade with Jap
an, due to the new Japanese war tariff
which will go into effect July 1. At
least two steamers have been especial
ly chartered to load with flour from
B. F. Onstot, whose daughter, Miss
Mac Onstot, was drowned by the col
lapse of the foot bridge in Colfax on
the night of April 5, has offered to
settle with the city of Colfax for
$1500. The city council refused the
The new "cow onMnance" at Sedro-
Woolley, prohibits all stock from run
ning at large within the corporate
limits of the city, except milch cows,
which are allowed to run from (', a. m.
to 7 p. m. The cows, however, are
prohibited from wearing bells, but
must wear a license tag.
St. John lodge No. 9, F. and A. M.,
the oMest Masonic lodge in Seattle,
will erect an appropriate memorial
over the grave of its first master,
John Webster, who. 45 years ago, pre
sided over the lodge sessions, mak
ing the journey from Port Madison,
where he then resided, in a rowboat
by himself, returning to his home the
same night in brder to be at work in
the sawmill next morning.
The summer science school for the
teachers, which is to be reestablished
at the Washington State college dur
iiiK the summer vacation, will be a
boon to teachers who are desirous of
Improving their vacation by taking
special courses. The college faculty
will teach, and there will be many
special courses which may be taken
by any teacher in the state.
Oregon'! new U. S. marshal. C .1
Reed, in full accord with pro ecutor
V. A. Smith, who lives on the res
ervatiun six miles south of Adams.
has ;i must Interesting collection of
<>id firearms gathered daring ins life.
The death of Mrs. Bltia Blame. ,vi
Oregon pioneer of 1847, recalls the
fact that Mr. Itlaine was for a time
editor of the Oregon Spectator, the
first newspaper publication in Oregon.
The Morning mine of greenhorn
was sold last week at public auction
by Attorney Fred Fontaine at Canyon
City. The sale was made for the pur
pose of satisfying claims of creditor!
agalnsi >..e property amounting to
A Portland man has begun to raise
mushrooms. He recently obtained
spawn fn.ni the east, and experienced
no trouble in raising the plants after
they were once started. The plants
must be grown in a cellar or other
It is charged by the coroners jury
thai .lames Fobs, whose charred body
was found in the ashes of his cabin.
IN miles from Hood River, came to his
death from rifle shots at the hands
of Frank Rles. Jealousy is the only
motive known for the crime.
Strained relations which have for
some time existed bet ween the Lew
is and Clark corporation and the Ore
gon stale Lewis and Clark commit
Bion have come to a head, and the
stale commission has issued an ulti
matum to the fair company to adhere
Strictly to section six of the slate
Lewis and Clark law.
United States District Judge Wil
liana B, Oiliert, presiding Justice of
the United States circuit court of ap
peals, has announced his intention of
detailing United Slates District Judge
He Haven to the United Slates dis
triCt court in Oregon, to take the place
caused by the death of Judge Kel
W. T. Booth is the new president
of the chamber of commerce at Boise.
The Caldwell Qourmlll was destroy
ed by tire Saturday. The loss is about
125,000, with $M) 00 insurance. S. S.
Poote was principal owner of the
The Clearwater river is to be made
feasible I'm- barge navigation. A gov
ernment engineer says work will be
gin May 1. There is a fund of $25,000
at hand for the work.
The election for authority to issue
bonds to the amount of $7000 for the
purpose of erecting a new school
building was carried unanimously in
Coeur d'Alene. A light vote was cast.
William Hynon, an employe of W.
T. Hooper, lessee of the Standard
mine, was instantly killed by coming
in contact with the trolley wire of
an electric railway in the mine, at
C. L. Wilson, a pioneer and highly
respected resident of the Coeur d'Al
enes, died of cancer <f the stomach
at Wallace recently, after a long ill
ness. For a year past he had been
in poor health.
C. H. Fisher, former editor of the
Capital News, has brought suit to
procure the appointment of a receiv
er for the Capital News Printing com
pany, a corporation which owned the
paper prior to August, last year.
S. A. Button and Charles Hall, who
have recently come west from Kan
sas, have purchased of W. F. Ketten
bach and Dr. Boston 800 acres of raw
land, located live miles south of South
wick, for $10,000.
The civic improvement committee
of the Woman's Columbian club of
Boise, will give six cash prizes to the
school children who take 'are of their
home yards in the most attractive
manner. Pupils over 15 years of age
can not compete.
L. F. Williams of Lewiston has re
ceived his appointment as deputy min
eral commissioner to the Lewis and
Clark fair to assist Mineral Commis
sioner l-\ C. Bradley in the collection
of a mining exhibit, and will also as
sist in the work at Portland during
the fair. Mr. Williams will give spe
cial attention to collecting ores of
Nez Perce and Idaho counties.
A carload of Minnesota potatoes has
been sent to a colony of Hollanders
on Burton beach, in Teton county, for
Anaconda is planning the biggest
kind of a Fourth of July celebration.
Butte and all the surrounding cities
are to be invited to join in the fes
Senator Clark of Montana astonish
ed tome people In Wew fork by pur
chasing an entire bronse foundry sole
ly because he was unable to secure
work from it as soon as he wished.
Four children of Alber' Nordstrom,
a butcher, bad a hairbreadth escape
from b« -ing run down by an engine
of the Montana Central at Sanders
ros.sing in Helena.
JOLQ ISLAND FIGHT
11. S. TROOPS UNDER GENERAL
WOOD FIGHT PHILIPPICS.
Moro Chief Pala, With 600 Men Well
Armed, Give Battle—They Prefer
Death to Capture—Have Lost 300
Already—Pala and His Band Are
Manila, May 10.—Serious fighting
has boon going on tho past two weeks
on tlu« island of Jolo between the out
law Moro Chief Pala. with GOO men
well armed, and troops under the per
sonal command of Major (ieneral
Leonard Wood. Pala's losses thus far
are 300 killed, while those of General
Wood are seven killed and 19 wound
cd. I'ala and his remaining follow
ers, according to sworn tradition, pre
fer death to capture.
The troops under General Wood
have driven I'ala and his follower*
Into a swamp, which has been sur
I'ala was a noted slave trader and
warrior when the American! occupied
tin 1 islands. Later he escaped with
his followers to the island of Pulse*
kar, Dear Borneo,
While on this island one of Pala'l
leaders escaped to a neighboring Is
land. I'ala made a demand on the
government of the island for his re
turn, hnl was refused. I'ala then or
dered a massacre Of all the inhabi
tants of the island, and in the Hulit
itiK Which followed 80 persons wer<>
killed. I'ala then escaped to the
island of Jolo, and upon a request
from the governor of Borneo for
I'ala's capture and return to Borneo
Qeneral Wood undertook to carry out
the request, with the above results.
Pala and his hand will undoubted
ly be captured, dead or alive.
FLEETS GETTING CLOSE.
Houtf Kong, May 17.—From infor
mation received here it is now believed
that the Haltio fleet is vow anchored
off St. John's island, one of the two
islands owned by France, 90 miles
south west of this place and 800 miles
north of Kauiranh bay. If this report
is true it shows that the K'uhmhun are
within 400 miles of Admiral Togo's
base in the Pescadores group Two
day's steaming would bring them to
That the Kussiau fleet had sailed
norhward from the vicinity of Jlonko
he bay early in the morning of May 14,
is the latest news available in London
rearding the movements of Vice Ad
During a great storm several days
a^'o the Japanese converted cruiser
Nokhowas damaged by striking a reef
It is said that during the last month
the Russian warships consumed 1 UO,
--000 tons of coal and adds that where
it was obtained is a mystery.
A correspondent says that it has been
ascertained that the Russian fleet es
tablisehd ti wireless station on French
territory and communicated with St.
i'etresburg by the way of Saigon.
VEILED MURDERESS IS DEAD.
For Fifty Years in Jail and Conceals
Newburg, N. V. — Mrs. Henrietta
Robinson, 89 years of ago, who was
known as the veiled murderess, li
dead at. the Matt<>wan State hospital.
She was convicted of the murder of
Timothy Lanagan and Catherine Lube
in Troy in 1853. She was sentenced
to be hanged on June 19, 1853. Her
sentence was afterward commuted.
Only once in her long confinement did
she ever reveal anything about her
self, and then she told a physician
that she came from the English royal
Chicago—The veil of'mystery"which
more than half a century hid the iden
tity of "the veiled murderess," who
died in prison at Matteawn, N. V. . has
I been lifted by the hand of Mrs. Char
lotte P. Norris, Chicago. The so call
ed "veiled murderess" as a olassmteof
Mrs. Norris at the famous Emma Will
ard school at Troy, N. V., 60 years
The maiden name of the woman,
who was a puzzle to the authorities
ever since her arrest for the murder in
1853, was Charlotte Ward. She mar
ried an Englishman of rank Sir Wal
ter F. Elliott, but she ran away from
t hhis home in England two years after
the marriage. She came back to
America to find the house of her fathet
a Canadian merchant, shut] againsr
General Thomas Churchill Is Dead.
Little Rock. — General Thomas
Churchill, a former governor of Alas
ka, is dead la this city, after a linger
j ing illness.