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WASHINGTON, IDAHO, OREGON AND MONTANA NEWS. A Few Interesting Items Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sur rounding Country—Numerous Acci dents and Personal Events Take Place—Crop Outlook Is Good. WASHINGTON NOTES. Frank Smithers, 22 years old, was drowned in Lake McAleer, 15 miles north of Seattle. With four other men, Smithers, while walking on a boom of logs he sliped off into the water. Two hundred and forty-six marriage licenses were issued during June at Spokane. The Walla Walla section was visited recently by one of the worst wind and electric storms of the year. Farmers report a great change for the better in the crop condition. Fire broke out in the Alton hotel at Pullman Sunday at midnight. The volunteer fire, department responded and after a half hour's work got the blaz'e under control. The loss will Jie about $2000. Lieutenant J. L. Benedict, a batallion staff officer of iho Fourteenth infant ry, U. S. A., stationed at Vancouver, an nounces his marriage to Miss Gene vieve Ardell, a concert hall singer. A shipment of 10,000 small brook trout, direct from the government hatchery at Oregon City, Ore., have been received by C. M. Evans of Clark ston, who will liberate the fish at the head of Asotin creek, with a view to restocking the stream. Myrtle Tipton, the girl horsethief who was convicted at Colfax and sen tenced to a term of two years in the penitentiary, has been released from that institution. For a long time pre vious to her arrest and at the time she was taken into custody she was attired in men's clothing, and worked out in the fields like a man. Myrtle grew up without schooling, and was denied the c.are and advice so neces sary to the wellbeing of a young girl in this age. The following crop report is offered for publication from N. W. Mumford, manager of the Walla Walla Produce company, of Freewater district: "The strawberry crop has been far better than anticipated and has yielded about 75 per cent of a crop. Cherries are coming iu plentifully now and the prospects are good for an excellent crop. Blackberries promise the heav iest crop of all the small fruits, how ever, each rancher stating that the bushes are loaded down with the lus cious fruit, and much money will be realized from the sale of this product. The peach crop will be more than an average one. Apples will be a fine crop and the growers are making extra effort to keep them free from the codlin moth. A jury in the federal court in Seat tle returned a verdict for the plaintiff in the sum of $3,500 in the case of It. E. Johnson versus Seattle Typograph ical union No. 202. The state board of finance has pur chased $15,000 worth of Waterville water bonds, issued by the city in pur chase of a city water plant. The bonds bear 5 per cent interest and are taken .as an investment for the scientific school permanent funds. An agreement has been reached be tween the Portland & Seattle Railway company and the Palouse Irrigation & Power company, which provides that not only shall the contractors be able to resume work on the railroad and carry it through without Interruption, but which also practically guarantees the actual construction of the irrigat ing ditch through the Washtucna val ley. Representative George T. Reid has been chosen by Governor Mead to oc cupy the bench in department No. 2 of the superior court at Tacoma, tak ing the place left vacant by the death of Judge Thad Huston. The governor has reappointed H. T. Jones for two years, J. H. Davis, four years, and Mat L. Piles, six years, as members of the board of control. So far this month the secretary of state of Washington has received about $90,000 in license moneys and fees from corporations under the in creased charges authorized by the new law. While hitching a team to a heavily loaded wagon near Wenatchee William Cox, the sawyer in the mill, was knocked down by the team and before he could recover his feet was run over by the wagon and crushed to death. Owing to the scarcity of farm hands and in particular men to handle the hay crop, wages have adanced around North Yakima from $2.00 to $2.25 a day. Robert F. Jordan, aged 71 years, died recently at Wayside. Director Ingersoll of Natatorium park at Spokane, has signed a con tract with the German Sangerfest and Sängerbund of the northwest, compris ing the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana, for a three days' cele bration to be held August 30, 31 and September 1. All of their concerts and festivities are to be held at the park. Horse stealing and mysterious dis appearance of horses have annoyed the Okanogan country for the last week. Hop prospects were never better, de clare prominent hop merchants of Ta coma. A gain of over $39,000,000 in the bank clearings for Spokane for the first half of 1907 over those of the same period in 1906 is not so slow. The cab companies of Spokane will charge $1 more per carriage for con veyances attending funerals now. The bodies of Roy Linn and Harry Johnson, both of Seattle, were found in Lake Union, after the two had been missing for four days. The tragedy is supposed to be entirely the result of an accident. The Tacoma Bar association has fixed their fees as follows: For ap pearance in the supreme court, $100; for preparing a brief, $50; divorce casés in default, $50; contested, $100; examining of abstracts, $10, and ad vice in the office, $5. The interstate commerce commis sion probably will not decide the Spo kane freight rate case before Novem ber or December. on the part of the administration with the management of affairs under the isthmian canal commission and of the intention of officers engaged in the work to relinquish it and return to the United States. The Eureka Flat crop is good and Charles Pearson estimates the yield at 25 bushels an acre. The work of the Washington state commision having in charge the ex penditure of the state appropriation for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposi tion has been brought to a sudden close for an indefinite period by the suits recently instituted to prevent the sale of Lake Union and Lake Wash ington shore lands, from which the commission was to derive funds for op eration, left them so handicaped, that there was no use in proceeding fur ther with their plans until some dis position is made of these suits or some other arrangements made for finances. "It is a tissue of falsehoods," said Secretary Taft when his attention was called to reports of dissatisfaction IDAHO NEWS. The Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone company has offered a reward of $500 for the arrest of some one understand ing telephone wires, who cut off a ca ble at Pocatello recently. The telephone operators at Wallace who went out on a strike a few days ago have returned to work. Three Italians were buried in a cave in in a tunnel at the Silver King mine at Government gulch, near Wardner, recently and it was 11 hours before they were rescued. None of them were injured. The Monarch Timber company is having constructed two sawmills with in a half mile'of the town of St. Joe. Mrs. Belle Hall of Priest River, in her trial for murder of Jack Burnett, May 13. was freed by the jury. Douglas & Valentine of Pocatello, Idaho, have sold to C. B. Reynolds of Kearney, Neb., 16,600 head of sheep for $66,400. Much interest is being taken in the proposed extension of the B. R. Lewis railroad into the Coeur d'Alene reser vation, where, it is claimed, it will intersect at some point between Chat colet and Tekoa the Chicago, Milwau kee & St. Paul railroad, which is now in course of construction. The annual summer movement of sheep toward the mountain ranges and forest reserves has begun. The steamer Mountain Gem, which has been sold to the Idaho-Portland Cement company to the Columbia and Okanogan Steamboat company, has gone to the Columbia river, where she will become a tramp steamer in ser vice around Pasco. John Broadley escaped from the county jail at Moscow while acting as a trusty. Up to the present time no charges have been filed against Thomas Eagen, the man who shot Miss Hilda Carlson at Cottonwood, and nothing will be done until the exact results of his at tempt are determined. The Nez Perce Indians are holding the celebration of the traditional war dance and parade, the festivities last ing all this week. Delegations from several tribes in the northwest will join in the celebration. In a row among some Italians work ing on the railway near Bonners Ferry, Eli ltigock, who was shot in his left side, the bullet striking a rib and com ing out at the lower part of the abdo men, will recover. Buda Korock, who was shot over the left eye with a 38 pistol, will recover. Reports emanating from Weiser, re port that an'englneer in the employ of the Northwestern railroad company has been surveying a right of way for a projected extension. The striking telephone girls at Po catello have decided to go back to work at the old wage scale, pending a settlement. No permits aro needed to fish and hunt on forest reserves. A most serious coal famine is threat ening the entire Snake river valley. For over a mouth there has not been a pound of coal shipped into Blaekfoot for commercial use. Much activity is noticed around Sandpoiut-*nd Lake Pend d'Oretlle re cently as a result of the Panhandle smelter starting up and the mining in dustry, which has been lying dormant for some time, is beginning to show evidence of active operation. The W. R. C. of the Idaho depart ment of the G. A. R. has elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Laura Dodd of Boise; sen ior vice, Mary E. Post of Rathdrum; junior vice, Ella Hamlin of Lewiston; chaplain, Sallie A. Kimball of Weiser; treasurer, Celia A. Moss of Payette; secretary, Lillie M. Nesbitt of Coeur d'Alene; delegates to national conven tion, Ella Farmin of Sandpoint and Matilda Lapp of Rathdrum. While a party of 26 Pocatello young people were on their way to an Indian dance recently their horses ran away and the entire party was dumped out ,of the wagon on the rocks in a lava to a at bed. Six were seriously injured, and all were more or less bruised. The preliminary hearing of John ! Grenfell, changed with the murder of John Hunger, was held .recently at Wardner. MONTANA ITEMS H. C. Withrow of Duluth, Minn., committed suicide recently at Helena at the house of his brother-in-law by drinking carbolic acid, He was 40 years old and unmarried. Because the Butte Evening News raised the price of its papers to the newsboys, reducing the number from three to two for 5 cents, all the new sies to the number of about 100 went on a strike. Joseph Stark, charged with grand larceny, and whose case was set for trial Wednesday in the district court at Virginia City, has disappeared, and bis bondsmen have been obliged to forfeit the amount of his bond, which was $500. Gus Beckman was killed and John Feld and Harry Larson were seriously injured in a premature blast at Hell gate recently. Three men under arrest at Dillon, who refuse to give names, robbed the Oregon Short Line section house at Feeley's station, securing $100. William Carmichael, a well-known, old-timer of Butte, sprang from the fourth story of the county hospital re -1 cently, apparently with suicidal intent,] or else in a delirium, sustaining in juries which will prove fatal. Eight men, names unknown, lost their lives in the rush of water down Careless creek during the recent cloud burst at I.avina. Miss Elizabeth Jane Eva, aged 20, a well known Butte high school girl, died recently from the effects of drink ing a quantity of carbolic acid. Sick ness was the cause. There is a slight decrease in the amount of gold received this year and increase in silver at the United States assay office at Helena. Gold received was $2,052,046.67; silver, $59,131.04. The total receipts for June were $110, 758.22, of which $108,581.56 was in gold. Choteau county was the banner producer this month. OREGON SQUIBS. The La Grande jury in the case of Nat Hall, charged with the murder of Isaac Edland at the Indiana mine, brought in a verdict of "not guilty." After several weeks spent in quiet ly soliciting stock the business men of Eugene have reached a point which assures construction by them of a rail rpad to tidewater on Suislaw river. Rev. Clarance True Wilson, pastor of the Grace Methodist church in Portland, startled his congregation Sunday evening by coming out em phatically and announcing himself as in favor of the unwritten law as a plea for defense in a murder trial. The third dry Sunday in Portland passed away quietly as far as the day and evening were concerned, but dur ing the early hours Sunday morning the police broke all previous records in the number of drunks arrested and placed in limbo. Maintaining irresponsibility to the last and without a word to say in part ing, Holiver Megorden mounted the scaffold at the penitentiary at Salem and one minute later was plunged into eternity. He had paid the penalty for the murder of his wife, Mary Megor den. in the heat of passion, near Nyssa, Malheur county, March 28, 1905. While held captive as a slave in Chinatown dens in Portland under threat of death if she dared venture to make her escape, Miss Alma Church became mother of a male child, and it developed through persistent investiga tion by detectives who rescued her that Elmer Lin, her yellow master, gave away the child when it was but a few days old. FRANCIS MURPHY IS DEAD. Apostle of Temperance Was Well Know to Entire Nation. Los Angeles, Cal.—Francis Murphy, the apostle of temperance, died Sun day. Francis Murphy was an Irishman by birth, first seeing the light of day at Wexford on April 24, 1836. He re ceived a common school education and on April 10, 1856, married Miss Elizabeth J. Ginn of New York. He served in the Union army during the civil war and entered upon his fa mous career as a temperance orator by speaking at Portland, Me., April 3, 1870. The organization of the Tem perance Reform Club of Maine was largely due to his 'initiative, and he became its first president. It was at Pittsburg that national renown was perhaps most clearly focused upon him and when he spoke there on November 26, 1876, at a meeting which resulted in the signing of the pledge by 45,000 people in the "Old Home church." His fame spread throughout the country and he made freqment speeches in behalf of temperance with such effect that it is estimated that 10,000,000 people had signed pledges of total abstinence through his efforts. He made a successful tour of England and served as chap lain in the war with Spain. His resi dence was established in Pittsburg, but most of his time was spent in traveling, engaged in evangelistic work. France Is Firm. Paris—The chamber of deputies by a decisive majority of 120, after an ex citing debate, voted confidence iu the government's policy regarding the winegrowers' movement. Premier Clemenceau's victory was more de cisive than his most ardent friends had expected. Hatred is love at low tide. ! -1 : a in it NEWS OF THE WORLD SHORT DISPATCHES FROM ALL PARTS OF THE GLODE. A Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. Judge Edgar Aldrich of Littleton, N. H., has been appointed master in chancery to determine the competen cy of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy. In England 623 divorce decrees were granted in 1905, and in the United Slates something like 70,000. Count Peter Heyden is dead. He was a member of the first Russian parlia ment, founder of the peaceful regener ation party, leader of the zemstvo movement, and headed the delegation which was sent to Emperor Nicholas by the zemstvo congress in 1905. According to the Wall Street Journal the receipts of the Great Northern for June promise to show an increase of 25 per cent over June of last year, aggregating $58,000,000 or more for the year, and showing a surplus of $22, 000,000 for its stockholders. The grand jury in the case of Monk Gibson, the negro boy charged with complicity with Felix Powell in the murder of Mrs. A. J. Conditt and four children in October, 1905, near Edna, Texas, returned a verdict of guilty, with punishment at death. Harry E. Ricker, formerly treasurer of the Metropolitan theater in St. Paul, was found guilty of stealing $3,500 from the theater and sentenced to serve three years and six months in state prison. W. F. Bechtol, former president of the Northewstern Life Insurance com pany, has been sentenced to Minnesota prison for five years. He was con victed of grand larceny from the com pany. William Stulz, a San Francisco butcher, while temporarily insane, shot and killed his wife, Louise, seriously wounded his mother-in-law, Mrs. L. Bechtel, and then killed himself at their home on Dolores street recently. United States Senators Perkins and Flint of California recently presented the name ef William C. Ralston to President Roosevelt with the recom mendation that he be appointed to suc ceed the late Jacob Jacobs as assist ant United States treasurer for the Frisco sub-treasury. Mr. and Mrs Nicholas Long worth, now touring in Yellowstone park, are to live the simple life in a bungalow oi> a beautiful beach in Hawaii. Judge Chytraus of Chicago has de cided the law passed by the last legis lature prohibiting the sale of cigar ettes in Illinois invalid. The general committee of the gen eral federation of labor in France, in retaliation for the government's de cision to prosecute members of the fed eration who signed the manifesto felic itating the Seventeenth regiment on the mutiny, has begun to agitate for a general strike throughout France. The Russian emperor and members of the imperial family are about to leave Peterhof for a cruise in the Fin nish fjords. Ten thousand carpenters in New York have made a demand for an in crease in wages to go into effect today. Italian residents of New York joined this year with Americans in celebrat ing July 4. The reason is that July 4 is the birthday of Garibaldi, the deliv erer of Italy, and this year is the 100th anniversary of his birth. COLDEST JUNE KNOWN IN EAST Weather Bureau Tells of Frigidity Along the Atlantic Coast. Washington, July 1.—The weather bureau announces that the month just closed was the coolest June on record in Washington, D. C., in the last 75 years, and that the same is prob ably true of New England, the middle Atlantic states and the lower lake re gion. In other parts of the United States the temperatures were also low er than usual. The bureau's official statement says in explanation: "As in previous Junes the distribu tion of atmospheric pressure over the Canadian maritime provinces and the north Atlantic states was such as to cause a predomination of ocean winds in northeastern regions." Big Fire at Mineral Wells. Mineral Wells, Texas, July 2.—Min eral Wells, with nearly 10,000 visitors from all over the south, was threaten ed with total destruction by Are recent ly. The Are started in the skating rink of the Palace Amusement com pany. a new $5000 structure, just fin ished, but not yet opened. From there the fire spread to me Mineral Wells sanitarium, a four story brick, filled with patients. These were all moved out and no loss of life is reported, but the skating ring, sanitarium, bath house, pavilion and other structures were destroyed. King's Birthday Honors. The list of the king's birthday hon ors. that usually are conferred as a reward of political and civil service, is more interesting than usual this year because of the recognition accorded art, science and literature. Four new peers have been named by the king— S4r James Kibbon, the former ■ lord mayor of Leeds; Sir James Blyth, who has devoted his wealth to the cam paign against tuberculosis; Samuel Montague and Alexander Peckover, the two latter being bankers. a 8PORTING NOTES. Tom Riley won his battel with Tom Kinsley at Havre, Mont., a few days ago, with a clean knockout blow admin istered in the fifth round. The Seattle high school baseball team is now in Pennsylvania, and is still winning games. Arrangements are being made for a boxing exhibition between Maurice Thompson of Butte, Mont., and Perry Queenan of Wallace, at Burke. Walter Johnson, the famous boy pitcher of the Weiser baseball team of the Idaho State league, has signed with the American league club of Washington, D. C., and will leave for that place July 15. Johnson's record as a pitcher is without a parallel in baseball history. He has pitched 75 innings without a run being scored against him and has struck out 166 men in 99 innings. The Weiser team has played seven straight shutout games and have made 9S runs while their opponents have made but 5, a phenomenal record. Harvard was victorius against Yale in the final contest for university base ball honors at the Polo grounds Satur day. The crimson beat the blue by a score of 7 to 2. The game was played in a rainstorm. Miss May Sutton of California in the all-England lawn tennis championship games at Mimbleton Saturday beat Miss Morton, 2-0. At Milwaukee, Wis., Packy McFar land, the Chicago lightweight, defeated Charles Neary of Milwaukee in a 10 round bout. The "spite" fight, Jimmy Britt ver sus Battling Nelson, will not be held on the night of July 3 a soriginally planned to kill the Burns-Squires card of July 4. The promoters of the for mer bout have decided that vengeance on the head of James Coffroth might be more expensive than they can af ford for the present. The fight will now be held July 31. In the all-England tennis champion ship games at Wimbledon Norman E. Brookes, Australian, beat Karl Behr, American, by 3-2, after the most ex citing match of the championship se ries. The scores were 6-4, 2-6, 3-6, 6-1. Miss Sutton of California beat Miss Lowther, 6-4, 6-4. Harvard won the freshman eight by one and a half lengths and Yale the varsity four-oared race by about 10 lengths on the morning tide on the Thames river, and the result confirmed predictions. Coming with the great victory of a Yale varsity eight the day before, the win of the four was a source of gratification to Yale men and an evidence of the efficiency of Coach Kennedy's training. It was an easy race for the blue to win, while the freshmen race was a hard one for Yale to lose and correspondingly a tri umph for the Cambridge youngsters. Seattle has traded Stis, shortstop, for Bruyette, shortstop on the Butte team. He will report on Sunday. Jack Drennan has been signed again by Manager Shroeder of the Tacoma team. The greatest running race meeting ever held in Spokane is predicted for the two weeks' program offered at the Interstate fair by Ed Getchell, one of the most prominent figures in Cali fornia racing and a veteran trainer of more than a score of years on the coast. Dugdale will strengthen his Seattle outfield by the addition of a left fielder, Howell, who arrived this morning from St. Paul. S. F. Edge, the London automobilist, who Friday started to drive a 60-horse power car around the new Brookland cement motor track at an average speed of 60 miles an hour for 24 hours, completed it at 6 o'clock Saturday, beating all endurance records. He covered 1,000 miles in 14 hours 54 min utes and 15 seconds. At the 19th hour he had completed 1,263 miles, or 612 miles better than the record. At the end of 24 hours his total distance cov ered was 1,581 miles 131 yards. Edge broke the motor record. He not only carried out his declared intention of driving an average of 60 miles an hour for 24 hours, but he added another six miles an hour to it. At times Edge reached 72 miles an hour. He was in splendid condition when he finished. Charles (Mike) Golden, known throughout the west as a trainer of trotting'horses and of pugilists, died Sunday in a hospital at Seattle after a lingering illness. Golden was trainer of the late Jack Dempsey. After the 'Nonpareil's" retirement from the ring Golden turned his attention to the ponies and gained recognition as the trainer of the famous Maud S. He came here four years ago and has been employed in various capacities in con nection with race meets. STANDING OF THE CLUB8. Northwestern League. P.C. Aberdeen__________________ .637 Tacoma ________________________ .571 Seattle............. 542 Spokane ........................517 Butte __________________________.509 Vancouver________________ 189 National League. P. C. Chicago ..................... .750 New York_______ .631 Pittsburg........................583 Philadelphia ___________________.561 Cincinnati______________________.444 Boston............. 439 Brookly ________________________.367 St. Louis........................246 Amerioan League. P.C. Chicago ......... .670 Cleveland ...................... .619 Philadelphia ........ 565 Detroit_________________________.544 New York ....... .474 St. Louis ................... .419 Boston....... 350 Washington .....................339 ROCKEFELLER GONE CHICAGO JUDGE WANTS HIM TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. Oil Trust Business Is Being Investi gated—Strict Seach Is Being Made Where It Is Thought the Oil Mag nates May Be Stoping—All Officers of Company Are Subpoened. Chicago.—United States w r rit serv ers from the court of Judge Landis began preparations to circumvent steps that may be contemplated by John D. Rockefeller, head cf the gi gantic Standard Oil monopoly, in evading the necessity of coming to Chicago to answer certain questions that the court will put to him concern ing the business of the oil trust which will be put on July 6. It was said at the federal building that the local govement officials are following out the desire of the na tional administration to bring Rocke feller to the witness stand where the financial secrets and inner workings of the giant corporations may be had. According to some statements Judge Landis is in reality aiding President Roosevelt's trust investigation policy. United States Attorney Sims recently went east for a mysterious conference at Washington and it is believed that he received instructions from the pres ident to go after the big guns. Copies of the subpenas issued for the appearance of Rockefeller have been sent to every place where it is thought the oil magnate may be stop ping. Dispatches from the east today were unsatisfactory as to the present whereabouts of the president of the Standard Oil company of New Jersey, but wherever he may be there does not seem much of a chance for him to keep out of the reach of the federal officers who, it is stated, may use force in the serving of the writ. Judge Landis also requested the United States marshal's offioe that all the subpenas issued be served on all the officers of the Standard Oil com pany, including Mr. Rockefeller, as soon as possible. Where is Rockefeller? Cleveland, Ohio.—John D. Rocke feller is lost. He is not at Forest Hill, Pontico Hills, with his relatives in Massachusetts, at Lakewood, N. J., nor in Georgia. There are two other places where he is not. These are in Chicago and Findlay, Ohio. NATION'S FAT BANK ROLL. Fiscal Year Begins With Surplus of More Than $87,000,000. Washington—So far as working pur poses are concerned the fiscal year of the government closed recently with a surplus of substantially $87,000,000, one of the largest net balances ever shown. In the fiscal year 1902 there was a surplus of $91,391,872, but that was the largest since 1890. While the official figures for the fiscal year will not be announced for a few days, the figures available are approximately accurate. They show that in the year just closed the reve nue was $665,306,134, and expenditures $578,376,709, as compared with receipts of $594,454,121 for the last fiscal year and expenditures of $568,784,799, the surplus in that year being $25,669,322. There has been a tremendous in crease in receipts in the year just clos ing, while the expenditures have been only about $10,0UO,tKL in excess of last year. The largest increase in receipts has been from customs, although in ternal revenue has shown a big gain. The receipts this fiscal year in customs ■were $333,230,126, and in internal reve nue $270,309,388. The customs receipts last year held the record up to that time and this year's income from that source is about $33,000,000 in excess of last year. Earnings Are Large. All records in the matter of gross earnings have been broken by the Great Northern road in the fiscal year about to close. June earnings will show an increase of $1.000,000, or 25 per cent over those of the correspond ing month last year. The road, with its auxiliary lines, is expected to have total earnings for the year of some thing like $58,000,000. Out of these it will have a surplus of some $22,000, 000, or the equivalent of 15 per cent on the $150,000,000 of its outstanding preferred capital stock. Japs Hover on Mexican Line. Immigration officials at San Antonio, Texas, have received information that there are 4000 Japanese in Mexico awaiting a chance to slip into the United States. The news comes from the construction camps below Tuxpa mom, on the Manzanillo extension of the Mexican Central railroad. Explosion Kills Two. A 10-ton steel cylinder filled with steam at the plant of the Schnectady Sandstone Brick company exploded, knling two men, wrecking a portion of the plant and twisting a steel water tower into scrap iron. The dead are C. Servey, a brickmaker, and John Curns, laborer. Chinamen Die in a Wreck. Winnipeg. Man., June 30.—Train No. 27, the regular westbound Canadian Pacific express, and a Chicago special going east, collided at Butler, 275 miles east of here. Five Chinese were killed and E .0. Connor of SL John, N. B., a guard on the special, was se riously hurt. The wreck was due to a misunderstanding of orders.