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An earneat advocate In the cauaa of Economy, Progression, Conservatism and Reform; the faithful champion and defender of Truth, Honesty and Justice; the foe of Fraud, Incompetency and Corruption In Public Affairs. NORTHWEST STATES WASHINGTON, IDAHO, MONTANA, AND OREGON NEWS ITEMS. * Few Interesting Items Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sun rounding Countiy—Numerous Aeel dents and Personal Events Take Place—Outlook Is Bright WASHINGTON NOTES. H. F. Gibson, a druggist, and Mrs. James Mitchell, wife of a furniture salesman, were drowned in Lake Washington, near Seattle. An up turned boat with wearing apparel be longing to the couple was found on the bank of Union bay. Saturday afternoon during the Ritz ville-Palouse ball game, within 20 rods of the grounds, William, the 13 year old son of John Davison of Pa louse, was drowned while swimming in the river. Harry C. Boyd blew out his brains at Spokane last Friday night He was the assistant general agent of the Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance com pany and had been in the insurance business In the northwest for 28 years. He was one of the largest stockhold ers in the Big Bend National bank of Davenport, Wash. R. H. Chilton of Dayton, aged 65 years, in a fit of despondency placed a 44 caliber revolver to his right ear and sent crashing through his brain a bullet that caused instant death. Unless the state takes some steps immediately toward the appointment of a deputy Are warden with Jurisdic tion in this county the whole country to the north and northeast of Seattle will be in names within the next few weeks, says Oame Warden Reif. The body of Albert Irving was found in Kettle river, about five miles above Danville, and taken to Curlew for burial. Irving was driving logs down the river and was drowned May 12. The place where the body was found was 12 miles from where the acci dent occurred. Ulysses S. Orant, son of the Illus trious federal commander in chief, is spending this week in Spokane. Marshal Lyons of Toledo has arrest ed Hezekiah Hall, familiarly known in his native home in Lee county, Vir ginia, as "Hike" Hall. He Is wanted in Lee county for the alleged murder of John Grubb and divers other seri ous offenses. Hall admits that he kill ed Grubb, but claims that he did it in self defense. He stated to Sheriff Urquhart that he had killed eight men, remarking that some men would never be good until they were dead, and that he had run up against eight men whom he found it necessary to make "good." The man is 58 years old and quite gray. Seattle's foreign export business for June amounted to nearly >4,000,000, being greater than that of any previ ous month In the history of the city. The Northern Pacific hauled 655 cars of lumber out of Tacoma in June. The legality of the $200,000 Issue of school bonds for Tacoma has been sustained by the supreme court. The money will be used for the construc tion of a high school in that city. Graduates of the law department of the University of Washington will be admitted to the senior class of the Yale law school on presenting their diplomas. The Wenatchee cannery has com pleted the first week of its existence. Mr. Foy, the manager of the canning company, says that everything Is mov ing off in first class order, and in the first week's run over 12,000 cans of cherries have been disposed of. Ed Stlckney, J. H. Malone and Jas. Leslie, escaped convicts from the United States penitentiary at Mc- Neill's Island, have been captured. W. A. Davis of Stepto has discover ed a new and effectual method of de stroying squirrels. Mr. Davis sent to lowa for some ferrets, which he uses to hunt squirrels, which are one of the greatest pests of this section. The ferrets are trained to go Into the holes after the squirrels and either catch and kill them or drive them out of the boles, where dogs catch them. Mr. Davis took three ferrets and two dogs and went into the fields. In leas than two hours he had killed 62 squirrels. Solon H. Seaman, aged IT years, was drowned while swimming In the Spo kane river about 2 1-2 miles above the city limits Sunday afternoon. The entire alfalfa crop around We natchee was badly damaged and In sections entirely ruined by the heavy rains of last week. The crop was all down. Fire which started in the basement of F. B. Wright a Co.'s paint and wall paper store at Spokane at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, did damage es timated at more than $90,000. In the person of Louise Colotchl, the Spokane police have unearthed aa heiress to a |150,000 fortune in Ban Francisco. E. J. Lewis, the real estate broker In Seattle, wanted at Wheaton, 111., for frauds amounting to more than $40,000, will return without extradi tion. IDAHO NEWS. Miss Lucy Aiken, a telephone opera tor at Moscow, received a severe shock Sunday afternoon while working at the lone distance board, and will not be able to work for several days. Fred Sweetman was killed Sunday morning by a train, a mile weat of Iwelser. When seen by the engineer he was lying doubled up in the center of the track. The engineer could not tell wehther It was a man or a bundle of clothes, but applied the air and be gan whistling as soon as he observed the obstruction. Two daughters of John Blemqulst, aged 15 and 20 years, have been drowned while bathing in the Idaho canal. It is believed that one of the girls stepped into a hole and the other tried to rescue her. Both attended school at Welser, and were at home for the vacation period. Tom Henry Moxmox, a Nez Perce Indian, has been arrested by Deputy United States Marshal Schattner, on a charge of Introducing liquor on the reservation and also with committing an assault upon a United States of ficer. Philip H. Craven, inventor of the Craven slimes table, has arranged for the Installation of a test table at the Federal Mining & Smelting company's concentrator near Wallace. The ap paratus Is now being manufactured and will be shipped to the Coeur d'- Alenes Jul/ 15. The lone highwayman who held up the Meadows-Warren stage recently secured between $1200 and $1500. In the registered mall was about $1000 In golddust being sent out by the Golden Rule Placer Mlnli g company operating near Warran. No clew has been obtained as to the identity of the robber. For the first time in the history of Boise the saloons were closed on Sun day, the doors having been closed at 12 o'clock Saturday night to remain closed until 6 o'clock Monday morn ing. ' W. Clayton Miller, assistant general manager of the Federal Mining & Smelting company, in the Coeur d'- Alenes, has been made general mana ger, to succeed Fred W. Bradley, re signed. OREGON NEWS ITEMS. Timothy J. Ryan, pumpman at the E. & E. mine, near Sumpter, was lit erally blown to pieces Saturday eve ning at 5 o'clock by a blast. He was stationed at the bottom of the main shaft when the explosion occurred. It is supposed he left his post to go to another portion of the mine and walk ed directly into the zone of the blast. Only portions of the mans' body were recovered, the lower limbs being all that could be picked up intact. The Preston-Parton flouring mill at Athena, which has been shut down for the past few weeks, undergoing the annual overhauling and repairing, will open up again on July 15. September 14 has finally been de cided upon as the date for Missouri day at the Lewis and Clark exposition. Governor Folk states that he will be present on that day. The buildings of the Eastern Oregon State Normal school are undergoing thorough repairs and preparations are being made for the accommodation of tne increased number of students which every indication at the present time seems to predict. The Trail concessionaires did not at-' tempt to open their attractions Sun day, as they stated was their Intention. The Lewis and Clark exposition au thorities absolutely refused to recede from their position. MONTANA ITEMS. The Swift Current Oil, Land & Pow er company has struck oil in great quantities in Its well in the Swift Cur rent field near Browning, 125 miles northwest of Great Falls. Several hundred gallons of oil of high grade have been moved from the well and there Is now In the well oil to the depth of over 150 feet. The strike has been made at a depth of about 1050 feet. The house of E. B. Carter, who re sides In the Musselshell country, was struck by lightning during a severe thunder storm recently. Mrs. Cinna mon, a member of the family, had the sleeves of her dress ripped open and both arms were slightly burned. The current passed down her body and tore off both her shoes. How she es caped Instant death Is a mystery. The chimney was torn from the roof and the building was otherwise badly dam aged. After an illness of a year or more, resulting from a cancerous growth In his nose and the general weakness of old age, Colonel Wilbur F. Sanders, a pioneer lawyer of Montana, attorney for the vigilantes In the early days of the territory when the community waa overrun with desperadoes, one of the foremost citizens of the state and one of its first United States senators, died at his home In Helena last Fri day. Colonel Sanders was born In Leon, N. Y„ May 2, 1834. educated at Phelps (New York) academy and ad mitted to the bar at Akron, Ohio. He enlisted In the 64th Ohio volunteers, participated In the campaign about Nashville and resigned in ISI2 on ac count of 111 health. Because her husband deserted her to travel with the Crow Indian base ball team and because he sold her share of the tribe's cattle and spent the money for whisky, Tlliie Suis, a full blooded Crow squaw, has begun action to secure a divorce from Geo. Suis. The complaint was filed in the district court at Livingston, and is the first of the kind of record in the west. Miss Nannie Brown, an 18 year old colored domestic girl, while searching for a stray cow near the Homestake, half a mile east of Butte, stumbled In a gopher hole, out of which had been thrown several small particles of quarti in which the gold fairly glit tered. The Russian minister at Rio Janeiro and all his family are Budd hists, while the Japanese minister and his secretary are Christiana. RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON. JULY 12. 1905. MUTINEERS GIVE UP HAVE SURRENDERED TO GOVERN MENT OF ROUMANIA. The Battleship Knlaz Potemkine has Been Formally Transferred to Rus sian Navy—All Supplies Had Been Exhausted—Everything Portable of Value Had Been Carried Away. Kustenji, July 11. —Following orders received from the Roumanian govern ment, the Kniaz Potemkine has been formally transferred to the Russian navy. Admiral Kruger sent a flag lieutenant on boaru the vessel and no tified the ollicer in command that he was ready to transfer the Russian crew to the battleship. This was done, tne Roumanian flag hauled down and the Russian hoisteU after the usual sa lutes had been tired. An Inspection of the vessel revealed everything in the wildest confusion. All of the supplies had been exhaust ed, the oliicers' cabins had been looted, the money taken from the ship's strong box and everything portable of value carried away. For the last three days the vessel has been navigated by a sublieutenant, who was kept at his post by a guard with a revolver at his head. It is de clured that all of the mutineers want ed to surrender at Udessa, but that they had been cowed by their leader, Alaluschanko, who knew that if he was captured by the Russians he would be promptly hanged. The crew of the Potemkine was sent into the interior today and the muti neers were given an enthusiastic re ception. Seven officers were prisoners aboard the Knlaz Potemkine. They were in a pitiable condition from ill treatment They declare that Matuschenko him self killed 10 officers of the battle ship. All Papers Destroyed. All the papers and books belonging to the vessel were destroyed. It appears that the decision to sur render the Kniaz Potemkine was made when it became evident that no other vessels would Join in the mutiny. The crew of the battleship seemed to be unaware of the surrender of the Georgi Pobiedenosnez, and thought she was also coming to Kustenji to capitu late. Three Junior officers of the Potem kine, who had been forcibly detained on board of her after the mutiny, were released here and are awaiting orders from Admirable Kruger. Their swords were returned to them before they were sent on shore. They declare that the men were respctful to them all of the time that they were on board, but that they were kept under surveil lance all of the time. They are appre nenslvc as to their treatment when they get back to Russia. Torpedo Boat Goes On. After the surrender of tho Potem kine the Roumanian officers boarded torpedo boat 2t>7. which bas accom panied the battleship on her wander ings. To their surprise, they were told by the men on board of that craft that they were loyal to the czar; that they had not mutinied, and that they bad accompanied the battleship under compulsion. They asked that they be given coai enough to see tbem to Sebastopol. The Roumanians feared a trap aud demanded that the torpedo boat either be surrendered or that she leave port within half an hour with out taking on either coal or supplies. After consultation, the men In com mand of the torpedo boat decided to return to a Russian port, and sailed. $20 PER MINUTE WAGER. Guarantees to Carry Cowboy 2656 Miles in 48 Hours. Los Angeles, Cal. 10. —The special train of Walter Scott, the "Cowboy Croesus," left Los Angeles for Chicago over the Santa Fe at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon on what Is expected to be a record breaking trip between the two cities. The Saiua Ke has guaranteed to get Scott into Chicago, a distance of 265G miles, in 48 hours, which is four hours quicker than the run has ever been made. In addition there Is an agreement be tween Scott and the passenger depart ment of the railroad by which the com pany is to forfeit $20 per minute for every minute they run over the spe cified 48 hours up to a total of $1000. On the oiher hand Scott is to pay the company $20 per minute for every min ute that the company beats the guaran teed time up to $500. It is Scott's in* tention. if he succeeds in lowering the record between Los Angeles and Chi cago. to charter a train when he reaches the latter city and make a try for the record between Chicago and New York. Strangled With His Queue. Strangled to death with his own queue, the body of Lin Moon Chuck, a Chinese physician, was found lying in the entrance of a squalid Chinese house in Chinatown in San Francisco. It is supposed that he was decoyed to that place by a fictitious call to attend a sick person and then killed and robbed. He was known to carry con siderable money, and also had some valuable diamonds and jewelry. Lotters are dropped two or three times a day on to a wren which la alt ting on her eggs in the letter boi of O. Baker, an English draper, but the IMrd keeps its place. ANOTHER SCANDAL LIKELY. Department of Agriculture Is Under Fire. If the scandal in the department of agriculture, involving the integrity of the crop reports, should develop Into such gigantic an affair as is now inti mated may be possible it would far overshadow the postofflce department's troubles. Originally It was merely charged that there bad been a leakage, by which advance information reached speculators concerning the report on the cotton crop. This causcd tho sus pension of Edwin S. Holmes, assistant statistician of the department. Then came the more serious charge that the figures of the crop conditions had been tampered with and the public had been given a dishonest report, while favored speculators had been permit ted to know iue truth. On the heels of tills report of the manipulation of the figures came the intimation, from Secretary Cheatham of the Southern Cotton association, that before he was done he would raise seaious question as to the honesty of all the crop reports. This brings the matter up close to the northern and western farmer, as it has already been brought to the southern planter. The allegation involves the reports on corn, wheat, oats, fruits, hay and every agricultural staple. The gov ernment reports have been supposed the most reliable. LATE NEWS. Walter St. Clair, aged 11 years, hanged himself in San Francisco last Monday. The boy was ordered by his mother to obop some wood and he be came sulky. Later Mrs. St. Clair found the lad's dead bodv hanging in the cellar. James Hamilton Lewis, formerly congressman from the state of Wash ington and now a resident of Chicago has been appointed by Mayor Dunne to be corporation counsel for the oity of Chicago. The Chicago Daily News correspon dent at Stockholm cables as follows: War between Sweden and Norway, with the Norwegians as the aggressors, is declared to De an imminent danger by Dr. Sven Hedin, the well known ex plorer, who has addressed a passionate appeal to the Swedes in America to oome to the rescue of the father land by raising a naval defense fund of $6,- 000,000. Hedin asserts that the people of Sweden have lapsed into unbeliev able apathy with regard to the nnion orisis and require urgently to have ag gressive patriotism preached to them by Sweden's sons and daughters across the sea. Norway, according to Hedin, is realizing Sweden's indifference and unpreparednesa and is preparing for at tack. It has pade all. its plana for falling upon Sweden, when it deems the psyohologiosl moment hss arrived. Ten deaths and more than a score of prostrations resulted Mondsy in New York oity from the intense hest wsve whioh visited the city. A grateful breeze from the in a measure to tempebr the torrid tem|ierature and exoeasive humidity, but the suffering, especially in the swarming tenement house quarters, was intense and throug hout the day the ambulanoea were Kept busy removing sunstroke patients to the various hospitals. The news of the mutiny in the Blaok sea reached the Rusaina army through the Japanese, who fired night shells obarged with proclamations conveying the information to[the Russian advanc ed poaitions and scattered the procla mations broadcast. Rain is fall in tor rents, and all activity at the front bas oeaaed. RACE RIOT IN NEW YORK. Two Persons Shot in Bsttle at Base ball Game. New York, July 11.—Two persona were shot, one probably fatally, In a light between mobs of whites and ne groes in West Sixteenth street. The trouble began when Henry Hart, a col ored man, was attacked In the street by a number of white youths, who ac cused him of Interfering with a ball game. A shot flred from a negro tenement struck Mrs. Mary Donohue, who was ittempting to lead a child out of the tenement, in the head, inflicting a probably fatal wound. The police broke Into the house and arrested Albert Mlddleton, who Is sup posed to tiave flred the shot, and Ave other negroes. In spite of the presence of a large body of police reserves, desultory fighting between whlteß and blacks continue until a sudden downpour of rain scattered the combatant*. Llnevltch'a Army It Mutinous. The Toklo correspondent of the Lon don Dally Telegraph declares that General Linevitch haa sentenced sev eral Russian officers to death for cir culating seditious circulars, and on the authority of the paper's Japanese cor respondent at Mojl, Japan, asserts that all Poles and Jews In Linevitch's army are mutinous and are constantly sur rendering so as to enjoy a pleasant captivity as prisoners of the Japanese. Cashier Stole *309,000. Hageratown, Ind. —Cashier Bowman of the Hageratown National bank, who committed aulclde on July 3, waa a de faulter to the extent of at leaat $309,- 000, It has developed. In Memory of Hay. Philadelphia, July 10.—A meeting In memory of John Hay waa held In the synagogue B'nai Halberatam Sunday by Roumanian Jewa. The attendance waa very large. EIGHT MEN , KILLED PREMATURE EXPLOSION OF BIG BUST OF ROCK POWDER. Accident Happened Near New Cumber land, Pa.—All Victims Were Em ployes of Pennsylvania Railroad— Jury Returned Verdict—Unknown Cause and Contractors Not Blsmed. • Harrlsburg. Pa., July 10.—Eight men were blown to pieces and two others were injured by the premature explos ion of a big blast of rock powder on the Pennsylvania railroad improve ments near New Cumberland at 7:30 o'clock this morning. The accident occurred directly acrosß the Susque hanna river from the scene of the Pennsylvania railroad wreck on May 11, in which 3 persons were killed and many others injured. All of the victims of today's disas ter were employes of P. S. Kenbaugh & Co., incorporated, contractors, who are now building the double tracks for the Pennsylvania railroad to connect with the Enola yards. The bodies of the men were terribly mangled and particles of flesh and bone were scattered for a distance of 200 yards from the scene of the explo sion. The dead: James Wiseman. Arthur Green. Robert Thompson. Frank Mullach. Three Italians and one Slav, known only by numbers. An inquest was held this after noon. The Jury rendered a verdict of premature explosion from an unknown cause, and no blame attached to the contractors. NEW CZARIS WANTED A special telegram to the Chioago Daily News from St. Petersburg says: From a most reliable sooroe yoor correspondent is informed that the looal reform leaders of Moeoow, most of whom hold offioial appointments, have resolved that if the esar should persist in his unyielding attitude they will convoke a national assembly and elect another ozsr. Nicholas, however, seems to appre ciate the gravity of the situation. His objeot in selecting Washington as the site for pesoe negotistions and Count Mnravieff as one of the envoys was to gain time. He hoped that in the mean time the Interior troubles wonld sob side and that Ueneral Llnevitoh, hav ing been reinforced, wonld show the Russians in a favorable light in the field. Events have npset the oalonlations. The country is torn by revolution. Moscow itself threatens to name a pro vincial government. Japan has now ocoupied the islsnds of Sakhalin and brought the war into Russian territory. Ueueral Hasegawa is hastening to invade the provisoe of Ussnri, and thus the Japanese envoys will have a right to demand a cession of territory. Mnravieff will now prooeed to Wash ington at k once. The osar will also leave for Moaoow. He will instrnot various mayors of oities now in con ference there to meet him at the Illen sky palaoe, where he will declare his readiness to yield to their requst forte forms aud will ask foi their support. HILL ROADS MADE MONEY. G. N., N. P. and Burlington Ars Blq Profit Esrners. The fiscal year of 1904-5, Just con cluded, waa the greatest In the annala of the Hill system of railroad lines. Profita for the Great Northern are es timated at 18 per cent on Us stock, Northern Pacific profits at 13 per cent and Burlington earnings are placed at approximately $9,000,000 for Its Joint owners. The latter fact is given spe cial stress, as Indicating the remark able development of business since the road was purchased by Mr. Hill four years ago. Striking results have been attained by placing the Burlington un der the direction of exceptional oper ating talent. The Hill system of roada haa In round figures 20,000 miles of main track. On this main track there are outstanding a little more than $400,- 000,000 of bonds, making $20,000 per mile of bonded debt and a little less than $400,000,000 of stock, being a lit tle less than $20,000 per mile of stock. This excludes the Burlington joint 4s, but includes the Burlington Btock. The whole is selling at a market value of about $63,000 per mile. This valuation Includes iron ore lands held by the Lake 9uperlor company In trust for Great Northern. The fixed charges of the system average about $1160 per mile, while the net earnings are about $3400 per mile, or substantially three times the fixed charges. No "Pull" Goes. An important order haa been Issued by President Roosevelt, announcing the policy hereafter to be followed by the administration In making appoint ments or promotions in the military branch of the government. The pres ident orders that If any offlcer of the army or navy hereafter a hall aollclt In fluences, aalde from the recorda of his service on 111* In the war or navy de partment, in order to obtain promotion or assignment, he should be debarred thereby from the advancement or de tail which be la seeking. RITZVILLE the bent town on earth pure air and pure WHter the garden spot of Ka*t ern Washington. VOLUME 8. NUMBER 28. JAPAN'S ENVOYS EMBARK. Amid Music of Bands and Dischar of Fireworks. Yokohama. —The steamer Mlnne: ta of the Great Northern line, havi on board the Japauese peace plenli tentiaries, sailed for Seattle at 4: Saturday afternoon. The governor Yokohama and civic bodies escort the envoys to the pier, where tli were received by a military euard. At the pier the plenipotentiaries at their suites entered launches and we conveyed to the Minnesota, which w dressed with flags, as were all tl other ships in the harbor. The Mi quis Ito, Premier Katsura, the oth members of the cabinet, Mr. (irlsi oi the American minister, and staff we among those who accompanied Han Komura and his party to the Minn sota. An enormous crowd with bands • music assembled at the water froi and general enthusiasm was manifet ed, bands playing patriotic airs at the crowds discharging fireworks. On arriving on board the Mlnnesot Baron Komura and those who accot panted him partook of a collation, ti ter which the ship sailed amidst storm of banzais. The Japanese guar ship Takoso fired a salute of l'J gut as the Minnesota put to sea escort) by a torpedo boat and a naval stean er. The Japanese plenipotentiaries at Baron Jutaro Komura, the forelg minister of Japan, and Kogoro Tak: hlra, the minister to Washington. A< companylng Uaron Komura frot Japan are Colonel Tachibana, of tli war office; M. Yamaza, director of th bureau of political affairs; M. Salti director of the bureau of.informatlot and H. W. Dennison (American), at viser of the foreign office, and a nun ber of Interpreters, clerks and other appointed to assist the plenipoter tlarles. Premier Katsura will act a foreign minister during the absence o Baron Komura. SAYS ENGLAND IS UNPREPAREI Lord Roberts Delivered Hot Speed on Their Military Protection. London.—Field Marshal Lord Rob erts created a sensation in the house o lords Monday evening when in length; and well considered speech he deliber ately expresssed his opinion as a praci teal soldier that the military force o Great Britain waa inadequate, imper feotly trained and totally unfit to ap hold Great Britain as a first claw power. Lord Roberts did not blame the rot eminent, which, he said, was actuate! by a national feeling, but he soathiugl} attacked the people of England, who he said, showed no antional feeling to ward the military until danger arose. Then, said Lord Roberts, the soldiei was the pet of the people, but this wai only an evanescent euthnniasm which did not entail self sacrifice and psssec away aa soon as the danger disap peared. The speech was delivered in connec tion wiht a motion introduced by tht Earl of Wemyss and March (conserva tive) traversing Premier Balfour'* statement regarding the impossibility of the invasion of Great Britain and urging the neoesaity of keeping u| sufficient lnad forces to repel any poss ible invasion. Lbrd Roberts said the lessons of the ttonth African war bad been forgotten. He had no hesitation in saying that the armed foroes of Great Britain as s body were now aa absolutely unfitted and unprepared for war as they were when the Sooth African trouble broke oat. He deolared emphatically that the choice lay between o< ntcr.ption 01 some practical system of univein.il training, and that only by such means would it be poaaible for Great Britain to possess armed forcea organized and trained to meet tLe demands of the empire in the event of war. Lord Roberts, continuing, asserted that any discussion of Great Britain's military position within the limits of the motion proposed by the Karl of Wemyss and Msroli would be entirely unavailing. The oountry had to deal with a question of infinitely great im portance, the Jqoestion of the life or death of the empire, the issue of wl.icb depended upon Great Britain being ready to defend her eaatern possessions and at the same time take psrt in any affair nearer home, either of which necessitated the placing in the fle.d of an army as large and efficient as that of any of the European countries, all of whioh might be regarded as nations in arms. INDIANA TRAINS IN COLLISION. Were Going at the Rat* of 60 Milaa an Hour. While running at the rate of CO mile* an hour an eastbound New York fast mall train on the Big Four collided with the westbound freight, No. 99, which was pulling Into a Biding at Oak all, Ave miles west of droenrastle, Ind. Fireman Tippy, aged 40, of Indlan apolls was fatally, and Engineer A. M. Carner of Mattoon, 111., was seriously Injured. Both of the Injured were on the mall train. The engine, one mall car and the combination car left the track and ran 50 feet Into a corn field. Cigarette Smoker Jailed. Edward Hammel, traveling salesman for a medicine company, who has been convicted of smoking cigarettes, and la serving a sentence of 2d days in de fault of payment of a fine of $26 and coats assessed by Judge Foster of ut terbein, Indiana, will In all probability be compelled to serve the entire sent ence.