Newspaper Page Text
ENGINE STRUCK LARGE ROCK ON
GREAT NORTHERN ROAD
passenger Train Meets Obstruction
Near Bonners Ferry, Idaho—A Boy
Tramp Saves Life of Fireman—
Postal Clerk Lang Seriously Injur
ed —Engineer Brokaw Drowned.
Bonjiers Ferry, Idaho, June 4 —The
eastbpund Great Northern passenger
train was struck by a rock slide eight
miles east of here Saturday afternoon
and the engine plunged into the Koot
euai rivor. Engineer Peter Brokaw
of Spokane was drowned. He swam
down the river for a quarter of a mile,
but no one could rescue him. Fireman
A. G. Baumister was hurt and Mail
Clerk Philip Lang was so badly injur
ed he may die.
John Ross, a 15 year old boy, who
was beating his way on the tank of
the engine, saved the fireman's life.
The fireman's clothes were pinned un
der the engine, and the boy pulled him
free with the aid of a shovel and then
assisted him to shore.
The wreck was caused by rocks slid
ing down and shoving the engine into
the river. The engine was completely
submerged in about 30 feet of water,
and the mail and two baggage cars
went otf the track and part way down
the bank. Fireman Baumister says he
noticed rocks coming down and shout
ed to Engineer Brokaw, who applied
the emergency brakes, but the rocks
were too close and hit the tender,
throwing the engine into the river.
Engineer Brokaw was washed out
of his cab and tried to swim ashore,
but, the current being very strong and
no ropes or logs being available, he
sank in sight of about 300 passengers
on the train. It is possible that the
engineer's body may never be found,
as the Kootenai at this time of the
year is very deep and swift and full
No passengers on the wrecked train
The train crew consisted of Conduc
tor A. E. Logan. Engineer P. Brokaw,
Fireman A. G. Baumister, Mail Clerk
Peace in the far east was the subject
of another conference at Washington
between the president and Mr. Taka
hira, the Japanese minister. It was
the third conference on this subject
whch the president had had during the
Accorubpanied by v3ount Hirosama,
a Japanese nobleman, who is traveling
in this country; by Commander Taka
shita, the Japanese mival attache, and
four Japanese naval officers, who are
here on their way from Tokio to Eng
land tc inspect the work on Japanese
warships now under construction in
Bri>iah shipyards, Mr. Takahira called
at tic White House shortly after 9
o'clock Monday night,
Naturally the president was greatly
interested to meet the Japanese visit
ors, and gave them a most cordial re
ception. This, however, did not last
long, and soon, the visitors took their
departure, leaving the president and
Mr. Takahira free to talk peace.
Thus far the minister as not been
able to tell the president, except in the
most general and unofficial way, what
Japan is likely to demand of Russia
when the latter can be brought to dis
cuss peace. Even the minister himself
has no idea what Japan's indemnity
may amount to. The president was
enable to Rive Mr. Takahira any inti
mation of how Russia has viewed tlio
annihilation of her fleet, and until
Count Cassini's report on his visit to
the White House has been replied to
by St. Petersburg no further progress
toward peace oan be made in that
Regarding the general situation it
can be announced that Europe regards
the president as the most available
medium for the preliminary ocuimuni
cations between St. Petersburg and
Tokio, and Connt Cassini, the Russian
ambassador, and Mr.Takahira are both
convinced of the president's sincerity
and friendliness to both belligerents in
his conferences regarding the ending
of the war.
The president, it is believed.will en
deavor to keep Japan's terms within
reasonable bounds, and the close rela
tions of Emperor William to the czar,
it is suggested, will enable the German
sovereign to advise the czar with
frankness that even the Washington
government could not assume.
Air. Takahira says that ''Tokio is al
ways for peace, but," he added signifi
cantly, "Russia must realize the pres
ent situation in all its seriousness and
be prepared to face it."
Harry Buerton, 26 years of age, shot
and killed his sister in law, Miss
Frankie Clark, aged 17, at a dance at
Rockview, Missouri, and then commit
ted suicide. The girl's refusal to dance
with him prompted the tragedy.
SHAM NAVAL ATTACK
Sixteen Warships Also to Assume Of-
fensive Against Baltimore.
Sixteen warships will attack the de
fenses of Washington and Baltimore
at midnight, June It, and continue
their offensive operations for six days
and nighls. Meanwhile the fortresses
along Chesapeake bay and the Potomac
river, constituting the artillery dis
tricts of the Chesapeake. Washington
and Baltimore, will put forth every
defense of which they are capable.
The struggle is to be bloodless, prac
tically noiseless and devoid of the
spectacular, but. intensely interesting
to the army and navy experts who are
playing the game and know the con
structive effect of the unloaded mines
The operations will be conducted
under rules which have been agreed
upon by a joint board of army and
navy officers. Considerable importance
is attached to the distinction between
maneuvers and joint exercises.
Maneuvers are held to apply to
operations where actual condition! are
simulated while exercises mean only
that certain prescribed problems are
to be attempted.
In the present instance the effect
of each of the several forms of attack
by the navy will be to demonstrate the
strength or weakness of some particu
lar phase of the defense.
The hostile fleet has been assembled
under command of Rear Admiral Fran
cis W. Dickens and with his flagship,
the Texas, is lying at Annapolis. On
the loth of June Admiral Dickens will
hold his last communication with
The operations of the defense are
under the general supervision of Major
General James F. Wade, commanding
the department of the Atlaniie. The
men and officers under him for the ex
ercises will number nearly 10,000.
PORTAGE ROAD COMPLETED.
Last Link Between the Sea and Upper
Celilo, Ore., June ,4. —Governors,
senators and state officials from Ore
gon, Washington and Idaho, together
with senators and congressmen from
all parts of the United States, gath
ered here to see the last spike in the
portage road driven at noon Saturday.
It was 10:40 a. m. when the steamer
Mountain Gem arrived with 125 ex
cursionists from Lewiston, Idaho, and
other upriver points. Half an hour
later a special train from The Dalles
brought 100 more enthusiasts, and at
11:30 a. m. an excursion train from
Portland arrived, adding another 150
to the crowd. Among those who came
on the special train from Portland
were Governor A. E. Mead and Lieu
tenant Governor Coon of Washington,
Governor Frank K. Gooding of Idaho,
accompanied uy his staff and Adjutant
General Vickers of Idaho; Governor
G. E. Chamberlain, Senator Fulton,
Congressman liinger Hermann, State
Treasurer Moore, Secretary of State
Dunbar of Oregon, Senator L. S. Over
man of North Carolina, Senator Clark
of Wyoming, Senator J. H. Small of
North Carolina, Congressman Henry
of Texas, Congressman George M.
Southwlck of New York, Congressman
Charles Patterson of New Jersey, Con
gressman Lattauer of New York, Con
gressman Thomas Hedge of lowa, R.
B. Miller, general freight agent of the
0. It. & N., and .a. L. Craig, general
passenger agent of the O. R. & N.
Senator W. B. Heyburn of Idaho ar
rived on the Mountain Gem from Lew
The large crowd bubbled over with
enthusiasm as each excursion arrived,
and the boat whistles * screamed on
every occasion offered. Red, white
and blue bunting, with flags, festoon
ed the entire wharf.
Boy Inherits $30,000,000.
New York, June B.—The will of
Wililam Ziegler, the patron of Arctic
exploration, has been tiled in this city.
The estate is estimated to be worth
$30,000,000 and after provision is
made of some #50,000 annually to Mrs.
Ziegler, together with the use of the
Zielgler city and country homes, the
rest of the estate is bequeathed to Mr.
Ziegler's adopted son, William, 14
years of age. *
Fatal Train Collision.
Los Angeles, June B.—Two men are
dead and others are injured as the re
sult of a collision between the west
bound overland passenger and a news
paper special, which occurred on the
Salt Lake road about four miles from
Score, of Police Fight Crowd.
Twenty policemen fought with a
crowd of 1500 persons at Eighteenth
street and Center avenue, Chicago, for
20 minutes late Saturday afternoon,
two officers being nearly killed by the
Seattle, June B.—When F. A. Cher
rington, the new superintendent of the
VVaHhington Antisaloon league, reaches
Seattle some time between now and
Jully the task of compelling saloons
in the state to olose up on Sundays will
be renewed with vigor.
FIRST DAY OF BATTLE
STORY OF HOW JAPANESE PUT
RUSSIANS IN DISORDER.
The Defeat of Czar's Fleet caused by
Good Gunnery of Togo's Men—Cen
tered Their Fire on Flagships Un
til They Went Down —Japanese Tor
pedo Attacks Were Persistent.
From the accounts of participants in
the battle of the Sea of Japan, as giv
en at Vladivostok, can be constructed
a picture of the first day of the recent
When the Russian fleet found itself
120 miles south of Tsu island it was
headed for the straits in three col
umns, the battleships and five cruisers
on the left, the light cruisers on the
right and the transports and torpedo
boats between them. The weather
was foggy, and the view, therefore,
At 8:30 in the morning the Japanese
fleet was discovered by the cruiser
Idzuma, which blundered onto them in
The Japanese cruisers disappeared,
and the Russian fleet proceeded
through the strait.
Suddenly, at 10:12 o'clock in the
morning, a silhouette of Japanese ves
sels, their greenish blue paint making
them scarcely visible in the fog, loom
ed up to the westward of the Russian
vessels. This Japanese fleet consisted
of four cruisers and three battleships.
They Immediately opened a heavy lire,
which was especially directed against
the flagships of the various squadrons
of the Russian fleet.
Admiral Rojestvenaky signalled to
the transports to place themselves on
tne right of the squadron'of light cruis
ers, so as to increase their distance
from the fighting portion of the fleet,
which was now hotly engaged and suf
fering under the well aimed fire of the
Enemy's Fire Deadly.
Owing to the precision of the Japa
nese gunners and the concentration of
their lire on the flagships, within an
hour and a half the Kniaz Souvaroff
and the Osliabia were reduced to
wrecks and soon sank.
The battle continued until 5 o'clock
without any further noticeable change
in the situation. Soon thereafter the
battleship Alexander 111. began to list
badly and dropped out of line, but was
quickly repaired, resuming her place
and reopening fire. The Japanese, no
ticing the condition of the Alexander
111., concentrated their fire upon her
and she droppeu out of the line, this
time finally, and disappeared.
The heavy fire of the Japanese 12
inch guns were then directed on the
Borodino, which was soon disabled
Broke Up Russian Fleet.
The battleship Sissoi Veliky was now
ablaze, but was firing every available
gun. At this hour the onslaught of
torpedo boats from the coast of Japan
ami the closing in on the battle
ships from the left broke up the Rus
sian fleet, all of which, fexcept four
liatileships and the converted cruiser
Ural, had been holding together.
During the night the Japanese tor
pedo attacks continued, the result of
which was not known until the report,
of the commander of the cruiser
[zumrud, which sank near Vladimir
The bodies of Lieutenant Machiis of
the cruiser Almaz and other officers
and sailors brought by the Almas have
been burieu at Vladivostok.
Why Inner Channel Was Chosen.
It is reported at Tokio thath the Rus
sian cruisers Admiral Nachimoff, Mon
omach and Dmitri Donskoi having
sunk in comparatively shallow water,
ti is possible to raise them.
A survivor of the cruiser Ural, who
is a brother of the chief editor of the
Huss, and apparently is well educated,
"The second and third squadrons
joined at the island of Koh Tron (off
the coast of French Inod-China.) Our
admiral knew that Korea strait was
strongly guarded, but should a Pacific
route have been followed, a neutral
port would not have been available in
case of disaster, so it was determined
to risk the Tsushima route. Nothing
important occurred till dawn of the
morning of May 27,.except the appear
ance occasionally of Japanese ships far
out on the horizon.
Politics No Field for Women.
Cardinal Gibbons has thrown down
the gauntlet to woman suffragists in
an address before gcaduates of Trin
ity college, an institution at Washing
ton for the higher education of wom
en. He said:
"Woman should be satisfied with
her feminine privileges and not de
mand the rights of men."
Send Prisoners Home.
It is stated on good authority that
all the Russian naval prisoners in
Japan will be sent home to St. Peters
THINKS HE CAN LICK THE JAPS
HeadquHrters of the Russian Army,
ttodzyndani, Mauchurcia.June B.—Un
dismayed by Rojestveusky's defeat an
full of confidence as to the outcome of
the approaching battle, Lieutenant
General Liuevitoh is for war to the
bitter end, and he believes that the
Manchurian army is now stroug
enough to assume the aggressive.
To a question put to him by a cor
respondent as to whether he was for
war or peace, thecommanderg in ohief
repiled firmly and without the slightest
"Most certainly 1 am for war. I am
a Boldier. The emperor's will is nat
urally my law, but my voice now, is
for the continuation of the fight.
"With the destruction of our fleet
vanishes, of course, the hopes of those
who at the beginning of the war wish
ed to make peace at Tokio, but our de
feat at sea has not interfered with my
plans—absolutely not one whit. 1 con
sider myself strong enough not only to
hold my ground, but even to advance.
"1 am no prophet and have no desire
to be one, but I firmly believe I can
and will defeat the Japanese in Man
"I have asked the war office to send
me reservists of the younger classes,
instead of older ones, not because the
latttr make poor soldiers, but because
with plenty of youn^ and vigorous re
servists it would be unjust as well as
inadvisable to call the older men from
their more settled life.''
Caused a Sensation.
St. Petersburg, June 7.— Emporor
Nicholas ukas virtually creating (Gov
ernor General Trepoff dictator has
given rise to a mighty sensation. It is
the imperial recognition of the crisis
in the internal affairs in Russia, and
instinctively recalls the step taken by
the emperor's grandfather, Alexaduer
11. , immediately after the attempt to
blow up the winter palace in 13S0,
when he appointed a com mission of
public safety, headed by General Loris
Melikoff, except that tha position of
General Trepoff will be more analogous
■to that occupied by Loris Melikoff.
when later, in the same year, he was
appointed minister of the interior,
with full control of the police.
Buried in the columns of the Official
Messenger and coming without warn
ing, the ukas is as yet known only to
The decision to place in the hands of
the strongest executive in Russia,
which Trepoff is universally recognized
as being, the power to crush with an
iron grasp tae political agitation
which has brought Russia almost to
the brink of revolution, according to
public belief, is the fruit of Pobliedon
osteff'B visit to the czar, for so far as
can be learned, not a single one of the
ministers was in the secret.
The ukase came like a bolt from a
clear sky. M. Bouligan, minister of
the interior,could not face the humilia
tion and immediately resigned, and it
is not improbable that other ministers
will follow suit.
It is rumored in the city that Count
Lainsdorff, the foreign minister, has
already placed his resignation in the
hands of the emperor, and that he will
be succeeded by M. MaTßvlefi", former
minsiter of justice and now aaibnsador
at Rome. Admiral Alexielf has also
demanded the acceptance of his demis
To find a precedent for the resigna
tion of a minister as a protest against
imperial aotion it is necessary to go
back to the resignations of Ministers
Loris Melikoff, Milutin and Itrnatieff,
when, after the assassination of Alex
ander 11., Alexander 111. repudiated
the liberal maintenance of the autu
cracy and of orthodoxy, which, stirred
the chancellories of Europe to such
depths that it lasted until the present
liberal agitation began.
M. Sturmor, an extreme reactionary,
who belongs to the Yon Plehve school,
it is commonly reported at this writ
ing, will succeed M. Boaligan as min
ister of the interior,but It matters lit
tle who may succeed to that portfolio,
as its holder will be a subordinate to
General Trepotf in all matters affect
It si stated on high authority that
Trepoff's appointment only tells half
the story and that there is a brighter
side to the picture.
As intimated, it will come in the
shape of an imperial manifesto, and
will immediately realize the popular
demand for a parliamentary regime by
craeting a legislative assembly consist
ing of two nooses. The lower house
will be called the gosudarstvennaia
douma, "imperial dounia," and the
upper house gosudaratvonnaia sovet, or
the present council of the empire.-
Japanese Deadly Aim.
Prince Poteaten is among the wound
ed Russians in the hospital at Manila.
Rear Admiral Enquist states that the
gravest damage done to his ships was
when the Japanese were firing at tlve
Fort Sherman Sold.
With little spirits bown in the bid
ding, the choicest pieces of ground con
tamed in the old Fort Sherman rcsei vo
at Coeur d'Alene, City Idaho, was sold
at aution recently.
AROUND THE WORLD
TELEGRAPH SHORT NOTES 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
The national convention of the Elks'
lodges will meet in Buffalo, N. V. ( on
Vive Admiral Urlu, with a Japanese
squadron, is at Uutzlaff island, in Han
The Tweedmouth collection of pic
tures was sold at Christies Saturday
afternoon and realized over $235,000.
Forest flros are raging northwest of
Escanaba, near Northland, Midi. Much
damage has been done.
H. L. Corley, station and express
agent at Bolignum, Ariz., confessed
hkoseli a defaulter and shot himself
through the heart.
The Japanese celebrated the victory
at the battle of the Sea of Japan Sat
urday night, by a torchlight and lan
tern procession at Honolulu.
Gen.Tal Sir William Nicholson, who
was- recently appointed governor gen
eral of Gibraltar, has been compelled
lor private reasons to resign his com
General H. V. Boynton, president of
the Chickamauga Park commission,
died recently in Atlantic City, N. J.
II" suffered from a complication of
"Bluebeard" Johann Hoeh la to be
hanged June 2A. Judge Kersten, who
some time ago sentenced him to be
hanged, fixed that date as the day of
The British steamer Killing has ar
rived al Shanghai, towing in a Rus
sian destroyer which was found help
less north of Shawaihan with three
Lord Bduard Talbot, conservative,
who was seeking reelection to the
house of commons lioni ChJchester on
his appointment as junior lord of the
treasury, has been reeleded.
The war department has received a
cablegram from Governor Magoon of
the Isthmian canal zone, reporting two
new cases of yellow fever among the
canal employes on the isthmus.
Mayor Tom L. Johnson of Cleve
land says the main issue in the state
and municipal elections in Ohio next
November will be city ownership and
operation of public*service utilities.
The death roll resulting from the
hurricane which recently swept over
Natal and the subsequent bursting of
the reservoir at Piaetown, was nearly
500 Hindoo laborers and 50 Euro
Governor Higgins of New York has
signed both the Raines bill and the
Ambler bill, designed to abolish the
disreputable hotels operating under
the present provisions of the liquor
Papers in an action for divorce
wrought by Brodie 1.. Duke have been
on Airs. Alice Webb Duke,
whose marriage to Mr. Duke in De
ceniber last was the beginning of sen
The British ship Afghanistan, from
Hamburg tor San Diego, Cal., has
been in collision with the British man
of war Caesar, the former sinking
with ■!?, of her crew. The Caesar has
put into Dungenesß.
The st rikc wit nation in St. Peters
burg is again attracting attention. T< :i
thousand men struck Friday and Sat
urday. A number of minor demons!ra
tions have been broken up and su"me
are announced for this week,
Diplomatic activity in Washington
indicates that the European powers
are prepared actively to assist the
president in any efforts he may make
in the interest of peace. It is learned
on high authority that the German
emperor heartily shares the wish of
President Hoosevelt for an early end
ing of the war.
The Neve Freie Presse announces
that Baron Ferjervary has formed a
cabinet for Hungary and that the
names of those who will accept port
folios under his premiership will De
made public at the beginning of next
A fatal storm swept over Minneap
olis Saturday. During the few min
utes that it raged Elizabeth Cann, 8
years old, was struck by lightning and
killed. Several houses were fired and
telegraph and telephone wires were
In consequence of the intention to
exercise legal control over emigration
from Austria-Hungary representatives
of commercial and industrial tocJetlea
and .steamship companies will meet
June 2H at Vienna to investigate the
conditions of emigration.
A lawsuit between two of the old
est families in Spain has been in the
courts for 338 years. An announce-
ment has just been made by both
parties that the case will be finally
Bettled in the highest court in Spain