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KILLED IN A WRECK
EIGHTEEN PERSONS DEAD AND
MORE THAN 20 INJURED.
Passenger Train Crashed Into Double
Header Freight on Western Mary
land Railroad Near Patapsco—En
gines Reduced to Scrap Iron—All
Fatalities Were Among Workmen.
Baltimore, June IS. —Eighteen per
sons are known to have been killed
and a score more injured in a train
wreck on the Western Maryland rail
road a quarter of a mile from Patap
sco, a small station between Westmin
ster and Fiuksburg.
Passenger train No. 5 westbound
was running at a very high rate of
speed when at tue point named it
crashed into a double header freight
running east. All three of the en
gines were reduced to scrap iron, two
express and baggage cars ' smashed
and a number of the freight cars de
The passenger coaches sustained lit
tle injury, and almost without excep
tion their occupants escaped with
nothing worse than a bad shaking up.
The fatalities occurred among the
crews of the engines aud workmen
employed by the railroads. The work
men were OB their way to their homes
in small towns along the railroad to
spend Sunday. Not being regular pas
sengers they had boarded the baggage
oar and engine. The baggage cars
were badly damaged and crews of all
three engines were killed outright.
Those known killed are:
George C. Covella of Hagerstown,
engineer of passenger train.
John (rouse of Tarry town, engineer
Shoemaker of Hagerstown, fire-
White of Hagerstown, engineer
of one of the freight engines.
John Grouse of Tarrytown, tngineer
of one of the freight engines.
Dorr, conductor of freight train.
The following workmen:
James .Johnson, Charles Kelly, Wil
liam Sweeny, Mccielland Sweeny, Har
ry Sweeny, Frank Sweeny, Charles
Miller, all of Thurmon; Guy Lynn, of
Middlesburg; L. D. Rite, Hagerstown,
and T. C. Lynch, Middlesburg.
PAST WEEK OF WAR AND PEACE.
Big Battle is Delayed Awaiting Peace
The week has ssen no important en
gagements at the seat of war in Man
churia, where Oyaina is gathering
large reinforcements from Japan, but
is apparently delaying his forward
movement in hope that farther blood
shed may be averted by the adoption
of an armistice as the first step in
peace negotiations. Interest in the
war situation has therefore centered
almost entirely in the efforts of Presi
dent Roosevelt to bring the bellig
erents together in a sincere effort to
The week has made it plainer that
Russia has been forced to recognize
the hopelessness of further lighting,
and that she is ready to end the war,
provided favorable terms can be ob
tained from Japan. The czar's gov- j
eminent has assented to the proposals
for a conference, which may be held
in this country after the signing of a
truce by Generals Lineviich and Oya
ma, The summer is likely to be well
advanced, however, before the two
powers will be able to agree to terms,
if, indeed, agreement be possible.
Russia, with her usual policy of
brave bluff, is stoutly affirming that
peace is out of the question if Japan
demands an indemnity. Japan is sue-}
cessfully keeping sercet her terms of
peace, but it is believed that she will
demand the cession of Port Arthur
and perhaps Vladivostock, with a large
area of Manchuria, the -virtual control
of Korea, and an indemnity to cover
her war expenses, amounting probably
to more than $0ju,000,000.
There is thus ample room for a fail
ure of the negotiations, when they |
shall have at last begun. This will
not be for several weeks.
Five Hundred Perished.
An explosion has occurred in the
Ivan colliery at Kharsisk, belonging
to the Russian Donetz company. It
was reported that 500 persons perish
Chicago, June 19. —The Lake Shore
& Michigan Southern and the New
York Central railroad Sunday inaugu
rated an 18 hour service between Chi
cago and New York.
The town of Sulphur, in Indian Ter
ritory, consists of 270 wooden and
stone buildings, is to be moved to an
other location, and bids are wanted
for the job.
The Christian Sabbath is a legal
rest day in Japan.
GRAAT BATTLE SHORT WAY OFF
Marshal Oyama and General Line
vitche All Ready to Fight.
The correspondent of the London
Daily Telegraph at Tokio sends the fol-
"The Japanese are continuing their
Aictorious advance in Manchuria. The
Russians have been completely out
flanked on both wings, and news of
Japanese victories may be expected
"The Japanese have considerably
over half ia million men in the field.
Their preliminary operations began as
far back as May 20.
"Two significant announcements
have been made, the first that the Jap
anese consul general has informed the
vioeroy of Liangkiang that Admiral
Uriu's squadron intends to cruise in
the Yangtse rver, and the second that
the British squadron at Hongkong will
proceed to Weiheiwei and begin gun
practice off Shantung province on June
"Your correpondent with the Jap
anese headquarters reports that Cos
sacks were repulsed with heavy losses
near Lianhuapao June 16, but were
considerably reinforced at Teikuto
and that another aid is expected. In
the direction of Hailincheng the Rus
sians have been reiuforced by three
divisions. C-Jeneral Madolariff com
mands the advance lines and is trying
to check the Japanese northward ad
"The Japanese expeot good news
shortly. The Rusisans have construct
ed three strong bridges across the Tu
"A Japanese merchant has been
rgauted timber and fishing concessions
in t^uelpart island, Korea. Another
meichant has been granted similar con
cessions in an island near Sakhalin.
"A German bank will be opened at
Fixing Railroad Rates.
Making railroad rates is like playing
a game of checßers or chess. Com
munities to be benefitted, producers,
manufacturers or shippers to be aided
represent the pieces used. Every poss
ible move is studied for its effect on
the general result by skilled traffic
managers. A false move in the mak
ing of freight rates may mean the ruin
of a city, of a great manufacturing in
terest, of an agricultural oommuuiLy.
Railroads strive to build up all these so
that each may have an equal chance
in the sharp competition of business.
So sensitive to this rivalry are the rail
roads that in order to build up busi
ness along their lines they frequently
allow the shipper to practically dictate
rates. Rate making has been a matter
of development; of mutual concessions
for mutual benefit. That is why the
railroads of the United States have
voluntaritly made freight rates so much
lower in this country than they are on
the government-owned and operated
railways of Europe and Austialia that
they are now the lowest trAnsport^tion
rates in the world.
Arrested President's Chauffeur.
Washington, June 21. —It has devel
oped that President Roosevelt's chaf
feur was overhauled for speeding while
carrying the preisdent, his son, Theo
dore, and two of the latter's friends,
along the conduit road to Grea Falls.
Two policemen, considering that the
chatleur was going at a speed greater
than that allowed by law, gave chase
I and overhauled the automobile. When
[ they learned who the occupants were
they hastily withdrew after the presi
dent had cautioned the chali'eur to slow
up a little.
The two policemen had persued the
automobile for half a mile and on cat
ching up with the it.charged the chaf
i feur with running at the rate of 25
miles an hour when the police regula
tions allow but 15 miles. The police
men notified the chaft'eur that he would
be required to appear in the police
court, when the persident, who was in
I the rear seat, inquired the reason. The
latter's identity becoming known, the
matter was dropped. When the police-
Lmen started after the automobile the
ohafteur, it is thought, probably con
cluded it was part of the program for
the protection of the president.
Proved a Good Floater.
Weiser, Idaho, June 21. —Monday a
ternoon Ed Peak, a carpenter, said to
have been intoxicated, climed upon the
guard rail of the bridge across the
Snake river at this place and fell into
the swollen river. He was about 400
feet from the Idaho shore. In that
place the river is about 20 feet deep
and running like a mill race. He at
tempted to reach the piers of the
bridge, but being unable to do so swam
down stream a short distance and then
turning on his back floated down
stream for nearly a mile and merged
on the Oregon side more dead than
alive. Peak fell into the river at the
same plaoe where a workman on the
bridge was drowned last fall.
"Lid"'Raised in St. Louis.
After being partly on for one Sun
day, the "lid" was lifted in St. Louis
Sunday, and the saloon men did a
rushing business. No arrests for viola
tion of the Sunday closing law were
NEWS OF THE WORLD
SHORT TFI FfiRAPH ITEMS FROM
ALL POinTS OF THE GLOBE.
A Review of Happenings in Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Mrs. William J. Bryan and Miss
Bryan have sailed for Europe.
The wheat harvest this year iv Kan
sas is earlier than it has ' been fur
live years before.
A part of the business section of
Johnson City, 111., has been destroyed
by tire. Loss, $100,000.
Senator W. A. Clark of Montana
says he and Mr. Harriman are on
friendly terms in railroad affairs.
Otis Botts, 21 years old, was execut
ed in the county jail at Peoria, 111.,
last Saturday for the murder of his
wife in January last.
The law prohibiting the wearing of
feathers taken from all kinds of birds
except those of domestic fowls, has
gone into effect in Missouri.
Great alarm is felt at Baku, especial
ly among the Armenians, as it is fear
ed that in the street lighting massa
cres may commence any day.
Fm- the first time in the history of
the West Point, military academy, two
representatives of the Chinese empire
have been admitted as cadets to that
The president has appointed a com
mittee of live to report to him on Im
proved methods of doing the public
business in the various bureaus and
A check for $75,000 is said to heve
been given by Charles H. Thaw of
New York to Frances Rush, formerly
a chorus girl, who received a divorce
from Thaw recently.
Frederick Arnold, aged 20, and New
ton Andrews, aged 21, were hanged
at the Colorado state penitentiary Fri
day for the murder of Mrs. Amanda
Youngblood in Denver two years &go.
Mystery surrounds the death of Mrs.
John Young and Miss Media Pyle, 18
years of age, whose bodies were found
close together in Pe^atonica river at
Freeport, 111. A suicide compact is
believed to have been entered into
by the two.
Secretary of War Taft has emphat
ically put an end to reports that he
would succeed Chief Justice Fuller of
the supreme court. A report was cur
rent that Fuller was to be appointed a
member of the Hague tribunal to make
way for Taft.
Mrs. Paul Kress has killed her four
small children and committed suicide
at her home near Kiler, Wis. She
used a butcher knife, cutting their
throats. The eldest was six and the
youngest a baby. The woman had
been in ill health.
General Kuropatkin has telegraphed
to a marshal of nobility at Moscow
expressing his regret at the peace agi
tation among the zemstvos and muni
cipalities, in view of what he considers
the complete certainty of victory by
the Russian army.
Admiral "Bob" Evans, on a recent
visit to a Japanese man of war, was
surprised to be saluted familiarly by
the commander, who, he found, had
formerly served as his "boy" or per
sonal attendant on his flagship. That
is the reason no more Japs are to be
used in Uncle Sam's navy.
Commissioner of Pensions Ware has
decided that after July 1 all orders for
the medical examination of pension
claims shall emanate from the medical
branch of the bureau, under the direc
tion of the medical referee. The pro
posed change will dispense with the
use of more tuan 200 examining sur
In a recent decision handed down
by the supreme court of West Vir
ginia, the ruling of Tax Commissioner
Dillon that oil, gas and coal leases are
subject to state taxation is sustained
and will bring up on the tax books
1400,000,000 of valuation and several
million dollars revenue to the
state and counties.
A requiem mass was celebrated Sat
urday at the naval chapel in St. Pe
tersburg for the repose of the souls
of the officers and other members of
the crew of the battleship Alexander
111., who, the admiralty announces,
went down to a man in the battle of
the Sea of Japan. There was only
one survivor of each of the comple
ments of the battleships Borodino and
Bunker Hill Day Is Observed.
Practically all the business activi
ties of Greater Boston were suspended
Saturday in observance of the anni
versary of the battle of Bunker Hill.
The celebration centered as usual in
Charleston, the scene of the famous
fight. There waa a parade of the
militia and bluejackets from the war
ships. Various outdoor events attract
ed large numbers of people.
A single Greenland whale is worth
more than $13,000.
BOOTY IS RECOVERED.
Jake Terry Effect* Return of $864,000
Through the agency of Jake Terry,
who once was a cellmate with "Bill"
Minor in the San Quentln, Cal., prison,
MHMirities having a face value of $864,
--000, taken from a safe of the Domin
ion Kxpross company in the robbery
of a Canadian Pacific train at Mission
Junction last September, have been
recovered. Miner, who is now at large,
is said to have given the information
which made the recovery possible at
a meeting with Terry near Olympia,
It was through relatives of Miner
that the meeting between the two men
is said to have been arranged. Terry
is authority for the Statement that
Miner will not be arrested, though
the arrest of other persons for com
plicity in the robbery is probable. Ter
ry, among other things, said:
"I knew that, the Canadian Pacific
train was to be robbed before the
robbery took place."
Jacob Schaeffer, one time world's
champion with the bilXard cue. gave
an exhibition at Spoivaue Monday af
ternoon and evening.
Great Card at Spokane.
Eddie Quinn, match maker for the
Spokane Amateur Athletic asocial ion,
has closed negotiations for a 20 round
boxing contest between Young Corbett,
once the lightweight champion of
America, and Kid Goodman of Boston,
and both men have posted their for
feit money. To bind the match both
men have posted forfeit money of $2<H)
each. In addition to this, a weight lor
t- it that each will make 132 pounds by
the afternoon of the match has also
been posted. It is not absolutely cer
lain when the bout will be held, but
the probability is that it will be July 4.
Jack Reilly of Spokane recently
knocked out Tommy Wallace of Phil
adelphia, in the loth round of a fast
light at Great Falls, Mont.
Tne fight between Barney Mullin
and Jerry McCarthy, scheduled to go
20 rounds to a decision at. Spokane
last week, was awarded to Mullin in
the sixth round after he had floored
the ex-Butte boy a dozen times in the
last three rounds.
The match between Kid Sealer of
Spokane and Kid Oglesbee of Montana
has been clinched. Burke, Idaho, is
where the fight is to take place, July 3.
The men are to weigh in 12S pounds,
and the fight is to be for a side bet
Paris. —The match between Ameri
can and French polo teams for the
international championship Saturday
resulted in a victory for the French
men, six goals to four.
In the games of the Pullman Ath
letic club Saturday Edward Parry of
ihe University of Chicago established
a new world's record for throwing the
12 pound hammer from a seven foot
cirole. Parry threw it 184 feet 6 in.
One northwestern record was brok
en, in the intercollegiate field and
track meet, which was held in the
Lewis and Clark stadium, under the
auspices of the Multnomah Amateur
Athletic club, Edmuiulson, University
of Idaho, running the half mile in
2:00 1-5. The record was previously
2:02 3-4, made by Barney Burnett, of
Multnomah Amateur athletic club, in
The prettiest contest of the day was
the finis'i of the two mile run, the on
ly two entries, Gates of Pacific and
Matth< vvs of Idaho, running neck and
neck the entire distance. Gates took
the race in a sensational sprint just
before crossing the tape.
The two days' meet was won by the
Oregon agricultural college, with a
grand total of Co points.
Hartford, Conn. — M. Chevrolet, the
French motorist, defeated Barney Old
fleld Saturday afternoon in the one
mile free for all race at the automo
bile meet. The best time was 1:03.
There are no league games at Spo
kane this week, but a three weeks'
series begins June 27. The Boise team
now leads the Pacific National league.
Escort of Paul Jones' Body.
Rear Admiral Sigsbee's squadron,
which was detailed from the North
Atlantic fleet to bring the body of John
Paul Jones, the first admiral of the
American navy, to this country, start
eu on its voyage to France today. The
squadron, consisting of the flagship
Brooklyn and the cruisers Chatta
nooga, Tacoma and Galveston, arrived
at the anchorage off Tompkinsville
two weeks ago and remained there
pending the arrangements by the
French authorities of the ceremonies
Incident to the embarkation of the
body of the admiral at the port of
Cherbourg. The squadron will proceed
from Cherbourg to Annapolis, where
the final interment will take place.
Pest of Caterpillars.
Throughout eastern and southeast
ern Texas there is a pest of caterpil
iars and reports indicate that they are
doing great damage to fruit trees, corn
and truck gardens.
BOWEN IS DISMISSED
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT REMOVES
HIM FROM VOIEZUALA.
His Conduct Toward Asst. Secretary
Loomis Was the Cause—He Was
in Line for Promotion in the Dip
lomatic Service —Taft's Report on
the Case a Long One.
Washington, June 22. —The diHmis
aal of Herbert \V. Bowen, for some
years United States minister to Venez
uela, and the exoneration of Assistant
Secretary of State Franois B. Loom is
of the allegations brought against him
by Mr. Bowen are the outcome of the
Looniis-Bowen controversy, which has
attracted wide attention for many
Thai disposition of the case is made
by President lioosevelt in a letter ad
dressed to Secretary Taft, approving
Mr. Taft's report on his findings and
conclusions in the case. Thy president
scathingly arraigns Minister Bowen,
declaring that his conduct is "especial
ly reprehensible;" that Mr. Bowen
asked one of his witnesses to enter the
employ of a certain company for the
purpose of " in plain words, of steal
ing" documents which he hoped mi^ht
loorimiliatelMx. Loomis, and that Mr.
Bowen has"evideutly for many months
indeed, for the lust two years, devoted
himself to hunting up scandal and gos
sip until it became v monomania,"and
caused him "to show complete disloy
alty '' to the country he represented.
The president said that he had hoped
to promote Mr. Bowen, as during much
of his service he has dove good work,
but that iiis usefullness in the diplo
matic service is now at an end. The
president adds that ho would direct
Mr. Bowen's reusination bo requested
but for his statement that lie would
consider a resignation an admission of
misconduct, and the dismissal is there
for ordered. The letter quotes corres
pondence and testimony.
The president states that it appears
that Mr. Bowen, while minister, se
cured the pubicatiou of attacks on Mr.
Loomis and furnished to the press docu
ments pending before the state depait
ment for approval^ and that his expla
nation is inexcusable and shows his en
tire uufiness for the service. Even,if
Mr. Loomis had been guilty, says .the
presiduet, Mr. Bowen's conduct would
be unpardonable. The letter quoted
cenrtain correspondence and testimony.
The report of Secretary Taft on the
case, on which the president's action is
based, is a voluminous document, re
viewing the charges and the evidence
MAKING ARMY HONORS EVEN.
Generals Bates and Corbin to Advance
An official announcement is made at
the war department that Major Gener
al John C. Bates and Major General
Henry C. Corbin would successively
serve as chief of staff with the rank of
lieutenant general after the retire
ment of Geneual Chaffee next April.
General Corbin becomes of retiring
age in September, 1906, and General
Bates in August, 1906, but the present
plan contemplates that General Bates,
who will be the immediate successor
to General Chaffee, will be retired in
advance of his regular time in order
that he and General Corbin, who will
succeed him at the head of the army,
may divide the time between the re
tirement of General Chaffee and the
date of General Corbin's retirement
Bugle to Replace the Drum.
Paris. —After a record of five and a
half centuries the French army drum
has had to give way to the bugle as
being handier, smarter and easier to
carry. The minister of war has issued
an order to this effect, which has
evoked such deep feeling in the army
that he may be induced to revoke it.
Crisis at Madrid.
Madrid. — A ministerial crisis is be
lieved to be imminent. The govern
ment candidates for the presidency of
the chamber of deputies were defeated
on Saturday and other government mo
tions were rejected. There is much ex
citement in political circles.
Death of General Wagner.
General A. L. Wagner, U. S. A., of
Washington. D. C, went to Asheville,
N. C, about six weeks ago in search
of health, and died suddenly Saturday
of tuberculosis. General Wagner had
just been advanced from colonel, his
commission having been signed Sat
To Purchase Gonzales Ranch.
Gladstone Dowie and Judge Barnes
of Chicago have practically completed
the deal for the purchase of the Gon
zales ranch of 1,000,000 acres, in the
state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, where a
tropical Zion city is to be established.