JUMPED THE TRACK Twentieth Century Limited Train Meets Disaster. FOURTEEN DEATHS THE RESULT Cashes Into Op fin Switch at Terrific 8peed and Takes Flra Many Victims Fatally Burnad. Cleveland, O., June 22. While trav Hng at the rate of 70 miles an hour, the famous Twentieth Century Limit), the fastest long-distance train in the world, ran through an open switch at the little town of Mentor, rant of Cleve land, at 0:20 o'clock last night, causing one of the most horrible wrtK'ki in the history of the Luke Hhore road. The engine wan hurled into the ditch. A pari of the train was crushed on top of It, anI the wr.s k waa partly burned. The horrors of the wreck were doubled Jn the horrors of the Are. More than a score of people were killed and injured, and the fatuous train waa demolished. The train was crowded, practically all its accommodations lxdrig taken when it left the city It waa Ixdiind time, and the greatest of speed was Itelng made to make up the lost time. reports gave the numler of in jured as 21, and of these 15 are seri ously, if not fatally hurt. Practically all the injured were burned and had to he extricated from the blaring wreck K ly rescue parties. Traveling at a rate of more than a mile a minute, the heavy train was hurled to its doom with a momentum that was appalling. An instant after the crash of the wreck the Ixtiler of the great engine hurst with terrific force, scattering flro and steam through the wreck in a manner that made escajm tor the helpless imprisoned' passengers im portable. SECOND DAY OF THE TRIAL. Summary of Arguments of Attorneys and Testimony of Witnesses. Portland, June 22. The second day of the Mitchell trial has panned, Fred erick A. Krcls, one of the star wit nones of the government, has testified and has gone, Judge A. II. Tanner the other chief prop of the case to le made t) the prosecution, is on the stand and w ill llnish his story soon. The com plainant is smothering the jury under h maHN of documentary evidence and the defense is playing upon its heart strings. Mr. Ileney is showing the jury the agreement entered into between Tanner and Mitchell and Kribs by which they were to exedite claims held by the latter, is producing checks, account books, letters and testimony in support of his indictment, while Judge Bennett and Senator Tlamto i, so far, have pleaded the honorable, career of their client, have held out the fact that I today ho is to pans his 70th birthday, have entered technical objections to the introduction of the testimony and have made one desperate and spectacular at tempt to block the introduction of Judge Tanner's evidence. The prosecution had its first opening yesterday and brought out its two most important witnesses, upon whose tes timony it will, to a great degree, base its case. The defense had finished eross-exam-inlng Mr. Kribs when Mr. Ileney called Judge Tanner to tho stand, hut Senator Thuiston objected to the testi mony. He called attention to the jour nal of the court in which was entered Judge Tanner's plea of guilty to a charge of perjury. The speaker read section 6302 of the Revised Statutes of tho United States, providing that no person guilty of perjury could be used as a witness in the Federal court unless judgment had been rendered. Mr. Ileney argued that a plea of guilty without sentence was subject at any time to a reversal. Jugde Dellaven held that a judgment was necessary to bar one convicted, of perjury from testifying, and overruled the objections. Cossacks Slash and Slay. Moscow, June 22. The Velchernala Focta piints a report of terrible events alleged to have taken place June 10 in the manufacturing town of Ivanovo Voznesensk, where serious strike dis turbances prevail. The CoBsacks, while dispersing a strike meeting in the sub urb of Talka, displayed ferocious bru tality, pursuing the unfortunate fugi tives, including women, to a neighbor ing forest, dragging them out of their Louses and ruthlessly killing the strik ers and disfiguring their faces. It is said that 28 were killed. Hard Blow to Governor, Honolulu, June 22. A. M. Brown, the Republican nominee, was today elected sheriff of Oahu county, in which this city is included, by a vote of about 2,200 to 1,050, received by the home rule candidate, A. Foepoe, and 830 re reived by William Henry, the persent incumbent and an independent candi date. The closing of the campaign was the most bitter in the history of local politics. (lovernor Carter made an active fight against Brown. Did Right to Surrender. London, June 22. A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company from St. Petersburg says the commission ap pointed to investigate the capitulation of Port Arthur finds that the surrender of the fortress was justifiable. BOWEN KICKED OUT. Preslden Removes Him for Hit False Charges Against Loomls. Washington, June 21, The dis missal of Herbert W, Howen, for some years United Htates minister to Vene r.uela, and the exoneration of Assistant Secretary of State Francis It, IMiinis' from the allegations brought against him by Mr. Howen, are the outcome of the Ioomis-IIowen controversy which has attracted wide attention lor many months pant. This disposition of the case is made by P'esldent Roosevelt In a letter addressed to Secretary Taft, made public (tonight, approving Mr. Taft'a rejtort on his findings and con clusions in the case. The president scathingly arraigns Mr. Howen, declar ing that his conduct is "especially .ep rehensible;" that Mr. liowen asked one of his witnesses to enter the employ of a certain company for the purjose of, "in plain words, stealing," docu ments which he hoped might incrim inate Mr. Loomls, and that Mr. liowen has "evidently for many months, In deed, for tho last two years, devoted himself" to hunting up scandal and gossip, until it became a monomania and caused him "to show complete disloyalty to the country he represent ed." The president says he had hoped to promote M r. liowen, as during much of his service he had done good work; but that his usefulness in the diplo matic service is now at an end. The president adds that he would direct that Mr. Rowen's resignation be re quested but for his statement that he would consider a resignation an ad misnion of misconduct, and the dismis sal is therefore ordered. JURY SECURED. Will Past on the Innocence or- Guilt of Senator Mitchell. Portland, June 21. The trial of Sen ator John H. Mitchell began yesterday in the JUnited States court. It was lacking in anything sensational, but it was not devoid of interest. It resulted in the selection of a jury, after nearly eight hours fo effort, that will decide upon the guilt or innocence of the de fendant. It demonstrated what was not thought to bo possible that out of 25 men drawn from the box, 12 could be chosen without opinion or prejudice to try the merits of this, one of the most important caws that ever came before an Oregon tribunal. The jury was chosen yesterdsy after noon after an effort lasting from 2 o'clock until 5 :30, when the court ad journed until this morning at 10 o'clock, at vJiich time the charge will be made to the jury by Mr. Ilenej, the case of the defense will le outlined by either Judge Bennett or Senator Thurs ton, and tiie introduction of evidence will begin. The jury is thought to be a good one, and entire aatitdaction is expressed on both sides with the men chosen. It is a farmer's jury, all with the exception of two being men who follow tlie plow, and those being in loth cases men of high standing in their rcMective communities. SWEEP RUSSIANS BACK. Immense Strategic Movement Begun by Japanese Army. St. Petersburg, June 21. A number of private telegrams which have been received during the past 24 hours from Cidaipudzy indicate that the Japanese forward ami turning movement now lading develojtcd in Manchuria is the largest in the history of the war, and indicates that it is the intention of Field Marshal Oyama to endeavor to sweep all Northern Corea and Man churia clear of Russiau troops of every arm. Three Japanese detachments are re ported advancing from Corea northeast ward. T.he first consists of 6,000 in fantry and 700 cavalry, with several batteries of mountain artillery, who are working toward Chtzamy. The second, the strength of which is now unknown, is moving from Musan, while the third is turning from Kenchan on the Rus sian front. The Japanese lines extend from the sea of Japan at tienaan across Corea and Manchuria to the Mongolian frontier. Negotiate for Separation. Stockholm, June 21. The council of state, at a meeting today, adopted a proposition which will be presented to the riksdag tomorrow. According to the best information, the main points are that Sweden refuses to recognize the one-sided dissolution of the union by the storthing, but that the government asks the riksdeg for authority, to enter into negotiations with Ncrway in order to establish the basis for a dissolution on which both countries can mutually agree. Little good is expected, how ever, from the move. Will Use Captured Ships. Victoria, B. 0., June 21. According to ma.il advices from Japan by the steamer Km press of China, the cap tured Russian ships, with the excep tion of the Orel, which requires exten sive overhauling, will be placed in coinmssion at once, it being necessary to make only a few minor repairs. From Sasebo it is reported that hopes are held of refloating the Admiral Nak himoff, Monomach and Dmitri Donskoi. Investigations are being made. Looking Into Rebates. Chicago, June 21. Railroad rebates, the relationship between the railroads and the packing industries and ques tions concerning icing charges are to be reopened by the Federal grand jury which is investigating the beef indus tries. F.ight members of the traffic departments of as many railroads were today served with subpoenas and the first of these witnesses wijl be heard to morrow morning. VICTIMS OF HEAT Torrid Weather in East Prostrates Many People. TWELVE DEATHS ARE REPORTED Dwellers In Cities Flee to Seashore for 1 heir Lives Children Among Victims. New York, June 20. Many prostra tions and four deaths, the latter all of young children, accompanied the re newal of yesterday's torrid tempera ture, aggravated by a high degree of humidity in the early hours of today. At 12:30 P. M. the thermometer mark ed 8H degrees with every Indication of a further rise, but soon afterwards re lief came in the shape of a cool breere from the sea, accompanied by a rapid fall In temperature and humidity, which continued steadily until tonight, when the air was almost too chilly for the comfort of the thousands who had fled to the seaside resorts to escape the heat of the morning. Nowhere in the city was the suffering so intense as in the East Side tenement section, where little preparation had been made for it. Ordinarily such days do not come until early in July. From hundreds of stuffy tenements, thousands of children swarmed into the street, many of them half clad and others struggling to rid themselves of such fragments of winter garments as still clung to their little bodies. Mothers with haggard faces peered out of lofty windows and shriek ed in vain for their little ones to come in. The police were constantly called upon to quell infantile rioto, and scores of children were reported lost at night fall. Eight Death in Pittsburg. Pittsburg, June 20. At noon today the government thremorneter registered 80 deg., and was rising steadily. One death and several prostrations were re ported up to noon. The maximum reached by the government thermome ter was 02. This evening at 8 o'clock it waa down to 85 with promise of showers and cooler weather tomorrow. In the district including Pittsburg, Al legheny and McKeesport there were eight deaths and six prostrations report ed up to 11 o'clock tonight and no doubt others were not reported. Several Prostrated in Washington. Washington, June 20. Several per sons were prostrated by the heat in Washington today. None of the cases was serious. The temperature rose steadily from 4 A. M. until nearly 1 P. M., when a storm threatened and some relief followed. The maximum tem erature recorded by the Weather bu reau was 03 degrees. IOWA FARMS UNDER WATER. Mississippi River Threatens to Swamp Several Towns. Des Moines, la., June 20. The Mis sissippi river is out of its banks from Clinton to Davenport. Thousands of acres are inundated, and the crop and property loss will run up into the hun dreds of thousands. The situation at Muscatine and Clinton is critical. A iibo of another foot will flood part of the streets in both cities. The river is now rising tit the rate of about one inch per hour. The Pleasure island at Davenport was surrounded today, several thousand people who had gone there on the elec tric line having to be removed by boat, the road having been covered. The river is rising at Dubuque, but is rising more rapidly at Burlington and Keo kuk, where the danger is apprehended. Hundreds of men are working on the levees at Muscatine, the water threat ening to break through at any time. ENVOYS TO CHOOSE PLACE. President Will Not Intercede In Behalf of Any City. Washington, June 20. President Roosevelt today received the invitation of Governor Chamberlain and Mayor Williams to have the peace commis sion meet at Portland, if it is decided to leave Washington after the first formal meeting. It is said at the White house that the president" will not advise the commission on that point, as he does not feel that it is within the proprieties of the situation to do so. He will leave the selection of u place of meeting outside Washing ton to the envoys, only taking care that ample provision is made for their com fort and convenience while in session. Log Raft Across Ocean. San Francisco, June 20. A log raft containing 10,000,000 of spars and pil ing is to be towed across the Pacific to Shanghai during the summer. This is the gigauio plan of a new company just organized under the laws' of British Co lubmia, which is to be a branch of the Robertson Raft company, of this city. At the head of the concern is II. R. Robertson, who is said to have been very successful in rafting lumber from northern points to San Francisco. Mutt Leave Port Arthur. Chefoo, June 20. American and European firms still in Port Arthur have been notified by the Japanese au thorities to depart and to remove their merchandise. Many of the firms are now arranging to charter steamers for that purpose. JUDGE FACE8 DISGRACE. New York Legislature Will Remove 8uprm Justice Hooker. New York, June 20. For the first time In its history, the legislature of New York will meet in special session this summer for the purpose of form ally ci el ling a justice of the Supreme court. The last time that this power of the leginlature was invoked was during the exposures following Tweed's downfall, when three Supveme court justices who had worker! hand in hand with the old Tammany boas, were stripped of their judicial ermine. But that was at a regular session. The machinery of the law is now be ing invoked by a Republican governor to enable a legislature overwhelmingly Republican in both branches to retire a Republican judge. The person who will be removed is Warren B. Hooker, long a congress man and longer still an influential Re publican politician in the upper section of the state. There is not a doubt in the world hut that he will be put out, and every big Republican in the state has begged and implored him to resign, but he is stubborn. New York state rewards its judicial oflicers more liberally than any other section of the Union. In New York city a justice of the Supreme court re ceives $17,500 a year for 14 years, witL a court day lasting from 11 to 1, and 2 to 3:30 or 4, together with nearly four months' vacation in summer. And the United States Supreme court, the highest judicial tribunal in the land, only pays $10,000. Hooker is an "up state judge," but was transferred here by the governor soon after he ascended the bench, and, in consequence, is paid as highly as the men who were elected by the city voters. The charges against Hooker are many, and are involved in the case against Machn, the celebrated, or rather, notorious, postal official. Hooker's young nephew wanted money to go through college. Hooker had him appointed a clerk in a post office. He never did any work, but he drew the salary. A man in the district owed Mrs. Hooker, wife of the judge. $2,500. He was promptly appointed a letter car rier, and each month turned over his check to Mrs. Hooker. This man ad mitted on the stand that he never did any work for the government and never expected to. He simply adopted an easy way, suggested to him, to pay off a bill. A building owned by the judge was leased by the government for a post office at what was admittedly an ex orbitant rental. Despite this the amount was twice raised at intervals of a few months. SPY OUT TRADE CONDITIONS. Government Sends Out Five Special Agents to Foreign Countries. Washington, June 20. The depart ment of Commerce and Labor has com pleted preparations for send.ng five special agents abroad to investigate trade conditions, with the object of promoting the foreign commerce of the United States. The five agents selected are: Professor Lincoln Hutchinson, University of California; Charles M. Pepper; Harry R. Burrill; Raymond F. Crist and Dr. Edward Bedloe. As the appropriation is only $30. 000, it was decided to limit the several fields of investigation in order that the best results may be obtained for pre sentation to congress early in the ap proaching session. Messrs. Burrill and Crist will go to the Orient. Pro fessor Hutchinson will go to South America, and has already entered upon his work. He will visit all the ports of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of that continent. Mr. Pepper will go to Canada, and subsequently to Mexico, extending his investigations to the Central American countries. Dr. Bedloe will be sent to the West Indies, Venezuela, British, Dutch and French Guiana. It is ex pected that the investigation will be completed in the field by the close of the present year, and that all of the agents will have their final reports ready for congress in January. Driven From Jewish Quarter. Warcaw, June 20. In connection with the discussion of the proposed law which prohibits Jews obtaining the right to the National assembly, the Warsaw Socialists yesterday organized a street demonstration, ostensibly to protest. A procession was started to ward the Jewish quarters, and when it reached the principal street there it was fired upon by the soldiers and two persons were seriously wounded. The soldiers then charged the crowd and wounded a number of persona withthe butt ends of their rifles. Swedish Prince for the Throne. Stockholm, June 20. It is openly asserted that the plan to have a Swed ish prince ascend the throne of Norway has been perfected, and I hit it will be brought before the Rikadrg soon. King Oscar, according to those who are cog nizant of the plan, will protest at first, but will finally reluctantly consent. It is positive that one of the conditions to be expected will be that the Nor wegian fortifications on the Swedish frontier be dismantled. Fatal Explosion in Colliery. Ekaterinoslav, Southern Russia, June 20. Five hundred persons were killed in th explosion which occurred at the Ivan colliery at Khartsisk, belonging to the Russian Donets company. Conquest 53s Great American Desert Irrigation New and Hereafter. No Irrigation exhibits of prominence were In evidence at the St Louis World's Fair as such, yet In everything agricultural they formed a leading pnrt and their withdrawal would have left huge gape and taken away the best Had the products of the dam and ditch all been labeled "Grown by Irrigation," the Irrigation exhibit would have been very large. But few of the hundreds of thousanda of peo ple who viewed with amazement tbt magnificent fruits and grains from the Western States, far more notable In size, appearance and yield than any thing they ever aaw In the East, were fully able to realize that thoee prod ucts were raised upon lands which a few years ago were useless deserts, but now made fertile by the art of Irrigation. Practical methods of irri gation were demonstrated at the Gov ernment building by a model of Salt Hirer Valley in Arizona, where a sys tem of ditches and laterals, by which the water Is distributed onto the farms and orchards below, are now under construction to the mountains. Real water was running through these ditches. This great work of Uncle Sam's In Arizona Is progressing rap Idly. A cement mill, to make the 200, 900 barrels of cement needed In the masonry, Is completed; a $100,000 mountain road, to convey the dam material from Phoenix Is finished and, most remarkable, the river Itself has been carried through tunnels around the dam site and la furnishing 1,000 electric horse power with which to build the dam. This Is to be used to construct the giant works and thus the river will build its own dam and form the greatest reservoir In the United States. Of all sizes and classes were the Irrigation pumps exhibited In the farm and Implement department; but more striking than these were the wldnmllls. These busy machines rear ed their tall heads above the surround ing buildings and whirred gaily In the breeze, forming a striking exam ple of man's Ingenuity In harnessing the elements. The highest of these, built by one of the largest windmill manufacturers, spread its steel wings 120 feet In the air, and with a moder ate wind pumped 40,000 gallons an hour. The water gushed up like a fine srteslan well, enough to irrigate thor oughly a good-sized farm. The West Is at the beginning of tremendous progress in agriculture. The govern ment has undertaken the work of na tional reclamation of the desert and Is pushing the work vigorously. Vast engineering works huge dams and canals are being constructed In the Western States and Territories, and as the work proceeds the people will real ize Its wisdom and worth, and It will be extended until the former desert places shall become the most fruitful of any In the land. Twenty years hence. If the government's irrigation work continues along right lines and Is kept free from politics and graft, we may see a West with nearly double Its present population and the splen did products of American Irrigation reaching to all parts of the world. Agricultural Epltomlst DUCHES8 OF MANCHESTER. Former New York Beanty Whose Mar ried Life Waa Unhappy. When, about 1874 or 1875, the gay Lord Mandevllle, son of the then Duke of Manchester and heir to the title, showed a strong inclination to "a-courtlng go," the butterflies of so ciety In England and in our own "title- flOWAOER DVCHE88 OF MANCHESTER. hating," democratic country fluttered their shimmering, silken wings, looked longingly toward the ducal prize and waited. After whispering a pretty sentiment here and snatching a kiss from inviting Hps there, for his lord ship was Indeed a merry dog, he dis covered that better than anything else he liked to look Into the shy eyes of an American girl. He spent a lot of time Just doing Unit, but he didn't con sider the time wasted. The girl was a creole pinned Consuelo Yznsga. daughter of Autonlo Yznaga. She had lived for some time In New York, where her father had large mercantile Interests, but she didn't fit there. Her dark beauty would have harmonized w;ell with the sunny, southern atmos phere of her futher's Louisiana planta tion and his Cuban estate would have made for her still a lovelier setting. But Consuelo was one of the butter flies and New York Is where human butterflies seem happiest, so It wus in that city that th yonnf heir to fh Manchester dukedom courted hr. For . court her he did, ardently and with apparent sincerity, and when on Ma 22, 1870, he made her his bride after, figuratively speaking, walking over the heads of the hundreds of young Amer ican men who were at the feet of the beautlfal creole, the social world sighed, envied and applauded, for though "all the world loves a lover" the world of pleasure loves beat of all a lover with a title. They went to England and the young wife waa happy for a while. Her homo waa a castle, hT new friend were of. noble blood and ahe was the wife of the hlr to one of the proudest titles In the realm. But It wasn't long before there was a at range feeling of discontent She smiled tim sweetly as ever on her new friends, entertained as lavishly, danced as gay ly but there was a tiny rift within the lute and It spoiled the music. She found that the ardent love of her husbsnd had cooled, though he waa still kind, very good-natured and de sirous that ah should thoroughly en Joy life, if position could rive enjoy ment Well, she could stand that One could not expect one's husband to be quite tike a lover. So she kept on with her duties as wife and hostee and all commented on her fine mind and gra cious bearing. After a time there came to box ears rumors of her husband's flirtations and behavior unbecoming a gentleman. She learned, an time went on, that he belonged to that class of titled Englishmen who admire and like to make companions of the queens of the concert ball and the ballet On his father's death he became the Duke of Manchester March 21, 1890, but still kept on with his disreputable conduct He waa associated with the London music hall singer. Bessie Bell wood, and on one occasion appeared In a po lice court as a wltneea against a cab man who charged the singer with as sault Three children were born to the duke and his American duchess but paternal cares did not weigh heavily on this pleasure-loving Englishman who made domestic happiness an Im possibility. He died in August 1892, after having lived a life of uselessnes and unfaithfulness to the woman who bad given the keeping of her life into his hands. Through it all, Consuelo Yznaga, Duchess of Manchester, never complained to anyone. She gained the sympathy of a wide circle of friends who realized that her youthful dream of happiness had not been realized. The son of this ill-mated couple, who la the present Duke of Manchester, was born March 3, 1877. He married Miss Helen Zimmerman, daughter of Eugene Zimmerman, of Cincinnati. The twin daughters of the dowager duchess died when quite young. At present the dowager duchess lives quietly, but elegantly, In Paris, Berlin and London. Her husband squandered most of the ducal estate and for a time the duchess was not wealthy but through the death of her brother, Fer nando Yznaga, a few years ago, she came into a fortune -of f 1,000,000.. In the French capital, where she spends most of her time, her social position is an enviable one and continual court Is paid to ber. She is still a superbly beautiful woman, richly gowned and the possessor of many lovely gems. She has the largest diamond necklace of any of the noble ladies of England. For long, Mrs. Willie K. Vanderbllt looked upon it with envy but its equal was at last secured for her. The marriage of Consuelo Yznaga to this English nobleman was one of the thousand Instances of international marriages resulting In sorrow and un happiness for the wife, but stHl the strife for title goes on among the de votees of society In the United States and apparently it will continue as long aa position It put ahead of real worth. A Remarkable Cure. The proceedings of the Royal Soci ety were not always taken so seriously as they are now. A hundred and fifty years ago a sailor who had broken his leg sent to the Royal Society ail ac count of the remarkable manner in which he bad healed-the fracture. Hla story was that he had dressed it with nothing but tar and oakum, and waa now able to walk well. This remark able story naturally caused some ex citement among the members of tho' society. No one had previously sus pected tar and oakum of possessing such miraculous healing powers. The society wrote for further particulars, and doubted Indeed whether the leg had been really fractured. The truth of this part of the story, however, was proved beyond a shadow of a doubt. Several letters passed between the Royal Society and the sailor, who con tinued to assert solemnly that his broken leg had been treated with tar and oakum, and with nothing else. The society might have remained puz zled for an indefinite period had not the sailor added In a potscrlpt to his last letter: "I forgot to tell your hon ors that the leg was a wooden one," A Ijong-ButTnrtng Kye. A teacher In English composition had been giving lessons In the use of the active voice. "For Instance," said he, "Instead of saying a 'tree might have been seen on the lawn,' say, 'a tree rose from the lawn.' " The next dny a boy handed In n composition which begun: "Every morning when I look out of the window a brick wall falls on my eye." I'retty Good Scheme. A Somervllle man is thinking seri ously of keeping his furnace fire go ing all summer long. He heard hla wife soy tho other day tuut it Isn't any use at all to begin cleaning housa until after the furnace fire hud gout out. Somervillo Journal.