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Won't Say What He
Thinks of Interview
pTHN OUT BY TEDDY HERE
C /ic Boss Held a Conference With
Congressman Dick Today—
Will Stand -Pat.
nd, .May 2f>. —Up to noon
■ ■ Hanna refused to make any
ml upon Roosevelt's Walla
talk about Ohio's endorse
ffre i's holding a conference
iftei noon with General Dick.
- g< nejalry admitted by politic
hai Hanna must either fight or
is tie has been forced intu the
If Hanna waives the point of
invention* indorsement of
If, it will ne accepted as evi
his belief that Rooseveh is
ag h> be beaten, and nothing
irevent' other state conven
- tailing inlo line.
s i rttary to the President Loeb
stertlay gave out the following
1" speakiq • of the sudden polit
si ' velopments in Ohio, the presi
tiis afternoon said:
" 1 have not asked any man for his
ppc.ri 1 have had nothing what-.
>er to do with raising the issue as
imy indorsement. Sooner or later
was bound to rise; and inasmuch
- v has now arisen, of course those
favor my administration ami my
ruination will Indorse them, and
s« who do not will oppose."
The president also said that he
fas leeplj touched by the action of
resident MfcKinley's home courfty.
which Canton is situated, in ffi
ructing so heartily in his favor.
; thing could have pleased him
A FLAT REFUSAL
BY THE RAILWAYS
cage to Consider Demands of
Freight Handlers for Increase
Chicago, May 26. —A flat refusal of
railways 'even to consider a com
i] s< of the d< mands of the freight
for a 25 per cent increase in
ses threatens a repetition of last
,re up when several millions
< is sustained by delayed freight,
ating a paralysis 'of traffic
at ts are sending out rush ord
goods and making every effort
an tilling every available foot
ressional -Election in Kansas.
weather condition today
. sot of Congressman, now
• dot Long, is being chosen. Vi'c
loi k? editor of the Republi
a will probably be elected.
ernal rial Telegraph Conference.
'■■ nd< i May 26.—The International
• conference met today, a
lr< (1 di It gates representing all
leading countries being present.
General Gr. .Ij is one of the American
repr< s< ntatives.
Rev. Dr. W. H. Roberts, stated
cierk of the General Presbyterian
church in the United States, which
recently met a t Lo s Angeles. Cal..
and one of the men most prominent
ly connected with revising the creed
of the church.
THE EVENING STATESMAN.
A BRAVE POLICEMAN
RESCUES MANY PEOPLE
From a Burning Tenement House in
New York—House Totally
New York. May 2K.—A four story
a part m fill house in Fulton street was
destroyed by fire early this morning.
One policeman was fatally and two
seriously burned, while 15 inmates,
including many children were rescued
with difficulty. The fire started in
the walls of the Fargo Express office
on the ground floor. A policeman
broke open the doors and starced to
rescue persons who were cut off by
the flames. He had made several
brave rescues before the firemen
came. When help arrived he was in
the third story trying to save a wo
man and three children.
But tr| e Constitution Gave Her a
Hard Rub—Th e Columbia Was
Glencove, .May 26.—There was a
30-mile coure trial of the yachts to
day . The wind held strong at 1"
knots. The starting gun was fired a
12:15. The Reliance crossed three
seconds later, the Columbia eight
minutes later and the Constitution
later. Short!..- afterward the Consti
tution passed the Columbia, working
weli up to the windward of the other
two yachts and at 12:20 she had gain
ed considerably on the Reliance,
which held the lead. The Reliance
rounded the first mark which was six
and one half miles out, at 12:43:22;
the Constitution 2?> seconds later and
the Columbia a minute and three
quarters later. Tin- Reliance's crew
were slow in breaking out her hal
looner and the Constitution crept up
The Reliance won the race today,
beating the Constitution two minutes
and 20 seconds actual sailing tim<\
finishing the 30-mile course at 3:12:35.
The Columbia finished far astern.
EXPLOSION IN MINE
KILLS OR INJURES
A Number of Men—Many Are Miss
ing and It Is Feared That They
Pittsburg, May 26. —Four person.-,
were killed, five fatally burned, a
number slightly injured and several
are missing, as the result of an ex
plosion of gas in Chartier's coal mine
near Bridgeville at 12:30 this after
noon. The dead are all young men.
Eighty men were at work when th
explosion occurred. The mine is on
fire and it is feared that many ol
those missing will be burned t<> death
Paris. May 26.—The prince of Mon
aco while automobiling from Monte
Carlo to Paris was ditched, thrown
out and painfully injured. He re
ported to be engaged to Mrs. Pott r
Hartford. Conn., May 26.—Arrange
ments have been practically complet
ed for the sal.' of the famous Charter
Ork park and race track. Ed Smith
ers a widely known horseman is one
of the most heavily interested in the
New York. May 26.—The explorer
Dt. Cook, has started for Alaska to
attempt the ascent of Mount McKin
lev. beiieved to be the highest and
steepest mountain in North America.
Robert Dun. the geologist, and Ralph
Schiannald, the botanist, accompany
Berlin, May 26.—Yvette Guiibert,
the singer, is still seriously ill with
cancer of the stomach and it is fear
ed her public career is ended.
Constantinople. May 26— It is rum
ored that Russia-Austria. finding
former measures inefficient, have sub
mitted a new reform project for
A Collision on the Pennsylvania.
New Castle. Pa. May 26.—1n a head
on collission of freights on the Penn
sylvania railway near Fast Brook,
nine persons were injured but none
CUBAN HERO DEAD.
Havana. May 26. —General Bodri
quez. a hero of the Cuban revolution,
is dead here.
PRINCE OF MONACO HURT.
To Sell Famous Race Track.
To Ascend Mt. McKinley.
FAMOUS SINGER IS ILL.
a NEW REFORM SCHEME.
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. THE EVENING STATESMAN, TUESDAY, MAY 26. 1903.
In Nebraska, lowa,
Kansas and Missouri
ST. JOE VISITED BY TWISTER
Many Small Ones Cavort Over the
Home State of Bryan—An
other in lowa.
Omaha. May 2H.—Reports from
various portions of the state, espec
ially the eastern section show that
all day yesterday small twisters ami
heavy rains marked the phenomenal
atmospheric conditions in Nebraska.
T'ne total loss of life so far reported
is 22. At Springfield t'ne rains were
so'heavy that Turtle creek overflowed
in two hours until the houses were
flooded with four feet of water. An
ice house was wash ;d away and the
fair grounds destroyed.
The main storm was divided into
five cyciones, which traveled, simul
taneously] in funnel shaped twisters
if terrific force. The Mumm farm
house, near Pauline, was scattere:
three miles. The largest piece pick
ed up w as the bottom of a < hair. Ol
six who sat at a table all were hor
ribly mangled. Mrs. Mumm's body
was stripped nude and disemboweled
A string of beads ami a pair of shoes
were the only articles of her clothing
left. The path of the storm was so
narrow at Pauline that eye witnesses
say that had victims seen its ap
proacfa they could have taken a few
s'eps and escaped. The storm culmi
nated this morning in a veritable
cloudburst in the eastern poition of
he state. It reached cyclonic pro
no; tions in Lancaster county and n
ports received this afternoon say that
in the town of Archer six houses were
demolished and seven persons killed.
It ig reported that the same cyclone
which killed seven at Archer
morning has destroyed Valparaiso and
Raymond, north ot Lincoln. Many
are reported killed. All wires are
down. [n< tuding the Arch >r casual
ties the r'eath roll due to storms up
i noon shows a list of 33. Reports
of a low barometer in the trans-
Dcs Moines. May 26.—A cyclone
struck the home of the t'e ble minded
at Glenwood last night. The roof ol
the giid's dormitory wa s broken in and
a number of the inmates were crush
ed beneath the debris. Two young
girls are dead and ten others are ser
iously injured, but they will recover.
The wir< s ate all down and additional
particulars are unobtainable.
Oskaloosa, May 26. —>A cyclone
struck Bruxton, lowa, last night and
destroyed two dwellings and several
killed and 30 more or less injured.
St. Joseph. Mo., May 26.—Great
night. Many buifdings were uu'root'e.l
and new buildings wrecked. There
were no casualties.
CHICAGO BARBERS QUIT WORK.
Chicago, May 26.—Four Thousand
barbers quit work at noon. They de
manded a half-hour longer lunch
time. The employers of down town
teamsters and packing yard drivers
aeld conferences with their men to
day to try to settle differences that
may cause strikes unless adjusted.
Governor B. B. Odeil of New Yoik state and Mayor Seth Low of New
York city, who occupy the most prominent places in the celebration of
the 25th anniversary of the government cf New York city this week.
Stcrm Strikes St. Lclos.
TAR AND LEATHERS
Proposed by the Mayor of Bremerton,
Who Wants Law and Order
Bremerton. Wash.. May 2*5. —The
navy yard has been practically ciosed
until social conditions are bettered.
The majority of the town council fa
vors the saloons and refuses to carry
out the wishes of citizens and the
navy department. Tne mayor said
today that the citizens are in a hu
mor to tar and feather the council
men if they persisted in refusing to
pass a prohibitory ordinance.
FLOODS IN OKLAHOMA.
Guthrie, Okla. May 20. —All rivers
in the territory are raging and floods
are rising rapidly.
High Water in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City. May 2*'..—The high
water continues. Two hundred houses
are flooded and trains have been
abandoned. Farmers will sustain
Terry McGovern Looses Forfeit.
Buffalo. May 26. —The McGovern-
Attel contest scheduled to take place
next Saturday has been postponed
two weeks and possibly for good, ow
ing to Terry's illness. Terry loses a
UPTON IS SANGUINE
THAT HE WILL WIN
The Cup This Year—Makes a Fare
well Speech Before Sailing
Glasgow, May 26.—Sir Henry Lip
ton entertained the city council ol
Gourock at lunchecn today. In his
farewell sp< ech before crossing the
Atlantic, he hinted broadly that it
will be his las' attempt He express
ed great hope of lifting the cup.
THE PRESIDENT IN IDAHO.
Given a Hearty Reception at Wal
lace—There Was a Hitch in
Firing the Salute.
Harrison. Idaho. May 26.—President
Roosevelt was given an impromptu
iec< ption at 1 a. m. by the citizens of
Starbuck, where his train stopped for
water. The reception was in the na
tur. of a charivari, the president not
Gun Would Not Work.
Wallace. Idaho. May 26.—The pres
ide tit stopped two hours here. Ca
lets of the state university attempt*,
to make a salute with a cannon near
h i dene. Aftei the fourth shot the
;u ' refused to work. The chief mag
istrate still .has 17 coming to him.
He visit-d Senator Heyburn and
made a speech in the rain.
SPOKANE GREETS ROOSEVELT
Spokane, Wash.. May 26.—Presi
dent Roosevelt reached Spokane this
afternoon over the Oregon Railroad
Navigation company's litp? from
Wardner, Idaho, and was met at th<
Hamilton street station by the citi
/ens' comraitti A military parade
through the residence and business
sections followed, the drive extend
ing along the river to give the presi
dent an opportunity to view the falls,
the fort and other objects of interest.
Arriving at Main and Lincoln streets
the president took his "place on the
reviewing stand and delivered a brief
address. Another interesting feature
of tli. l program was a review of the
school children in Cover d'Alene
The city was crowded with thous
amis of vi.-.itor> and decorated as
seldom before in its history. Ai,
aions; the line of march the president
was greeted enthusiastically by the
SPLENDID OVATION TO
Thousands of People of the Inland Empire Crowded
the City Yesterday to See and Hear Him.
A more fitting climax to weeks of
' anticipation and a perfect day could
' not have been planned than the re
ception President Roosevelt received
in Walla Walla yesterday afternoon.
' From the time he stepped from his
1 magnificent special train at the O. R.
& N. depot, smiling and acknowledg
ing the ovation tendered him by
i waiting thousands to the time he
: took his train at !* o'clock in the eve
i ning to be whisked on to other cit
i ies eagerly waiting his coming, the
president was welcomed and applaud
ed as only a president of the United
States should be.
That he appreciated the efforts of
, the people to pay him homage he
■ acknowledged from the steps of
Whitman college, where lor an half
hour he moved the thousands crowd
ed abou'l the big building, sometimes
in laughter, sometimes in serious
thought. The big crowd might have
been more generous in its applause at
times but it was evidently fearful ol
losing a single utterance th,- presi
dent made, and refrained.
Ever since ii was first announced
hat th,' president in his western
trip would visit Walla Walla people
of the Inland Empire had planned to
be here that day and yesterday in
accordance with those plans it is es
timatt d fully 10,000 people from out
side towns in th, Inland Empire
flocked to the city to meet and see
■ lie president. Excursion trains from
every point within 100 miles of the
city commenced dumping their human
freight into the various railway yards
as early as 1" o'clock and from then
m until 4 o'clock, nearly the time for
the president's train to arrive, trains
pulled into the city loaded down with
Crowds Were larly.
As early as 3 o'clock hundreds
wended their way to the O. R. & X
lepof to select points of vantage thai
they might catch a glimpse of the
ir.an who rules tin United States as
he walked from his car to the waiting
carriage. At the time the train pulled
into the depot there were probably
3000 people lining the sidewalks and
open space about the yards. The ar
rangement of the parade was carrh d
aut without a hitch with a slight ex
ception. The 30th battery was sta
tioned to the west of the depot and
fired the president's salute of 21 guns
as the train came swiftly up the
track. The G. A. R. veterans were
Ejiven a conspicuous place on the
platform facing the colored troops,
at res; just opposite, terming a hu
man lane for the president and his
party to walk through to the carriage.
It was really an awesome occasion
as the president's handsomely ap
pointed train drew into the depot and
i' i , 'v,? onrov and thi
lute kept booming away anu tin
thousands that stood within earshot
of the train sent up hearty applause.
Ma.-or Hunt. Dr. I nrose and Thomas
Brents, member, of the reception
committee hesitated a moment and
car and disappeai ■': b< hi id the h-avy;
suspense, bul only in reality a very
few minutes the n avor was seen
coming down tl ■■ step's smiling and
then ever-cae knew the president
was about to make hi-- appearance.
It took but a glance for .lie crowds
o settle on th- all central object,
his stocky built figure and those fa
miliar features revealing bis identity
in a second. He stepped lightly from
the steps and as a wild cheer broke
on the air he doffed his tile and smil
ing and acknowledging the applause,
made his way to his carriage, a spot
less white equippage drown by two
uure white steeds. The president
took his seat with the three members
of the reception committee and wait
ed for the procession to move on.
The military part of the parade
'•onsisting of the Ninth cavalry band,
the Ninth cavalry troops, the 30th
battery was soon under way. the pies- ,
'dent's carriage following close be- ,
hind. As the pageant moved on its .
way up Kirn street the thousands of ,
people lining the sid< walks on both
sides set up hearty applause and the
president was kept continually bow- |
ing and smiling in acknowledeemer*
of the salutes.' Th" march clear to ;
the college was a continual ovation. ,
The president's contaeious smile j
communicated to the crowds an' 1 .
->robablv a more happy assemblaae |
was ever seen in Walla Walla before, j
To add to the animated scene a .
-pankine breeze filled out countless 1
flags the bright colored bunting fes- |
tooned all along the streets was set -
dancing and the two bands played
f .dizzy marches that set the blood ting.
1 ling at a rapid rate.
All Central Figure.
1 At the college several thousand
. people were In waiting and as the.
3 president's carriage rolled into view
. a mighty cheer and several of them,
_ led by J. (j. Cutler an old classmate
of the president were sent up. Thou
' sands followed in the wake of tlx*
parade to the college to hear the pres
ident's address and a.- he appeared
through the south door of Memorial
hall and advanced t,, the front of the
■ stage, smiling and bowing his ac
knowledgements—then the multitudes
below set up a mighty cheer that
echoed back and forth across the
j city. It was here that the waiting
' crowd had its first chance to obtain
Ma good look at the strong Features of
"Li! l president, am! it was a goodly
.-■-lit to see. Th.' strong athletic;
fissure stood out in bold relief. The
scmare jaw was as much in evidence
in as his thousands of portraits and
his quick decided manner, strenuous
as it is sometimes called, made an
immediate hit with his thousands of
Bowing and. smiling to the audience
th.- president took his seat. A few
' minutes afterward .Mayor Hunt, look
-1 ing straight at the president, wel
comed him to the city. Finishing h$
turned to the vast assemblage anx
ious to hear the president and said:
"Ladies ami gentlemen 1 have the
1 honor to introduce to you the presi
' dent of the United States." As the
1 president rose from hi.- seat and ad
; vanced to the edge of the stage, a
1 strenuous Harvard yell was turned
loose and before its echoes ha.! died
; away the familiar Whitman yell
1 welled up in a manner to cause the
president to smile and show those
famous teeth ol his.
Address to tne People.
The president spoke in part as fol
': 'It is perfectly easy to see that
Iwe are in th- home of the higher edu
"Mr. Mayor, and you. my fellow cit
izens, men and women of this beau
tiful Garden i Ity, I am delighted to
be with you this afternoon. I have
t n joyed thoroughly seeing your city
and you. and want to say a word or
two of special greeting: first of all.
of course to #the men of the Grand
Army. They Always come first. They
have the right of the line on all oc
casions; and th'ea a word to my own
comrades of the Spanish-American
war. All day it has don >me good to
see, as I hav.e ecm< through place
after place, the liveliness of your
memory, ol what was done in 1898.
;i was only a skirmish compared with
what you, the men of '61 to '»'..".. did;
but the effects were momentous upon
[this country and upon the world.
For. as the result of tnat struggle.
I the United States found its work it
[had to do—a position of dominance
lon the Pacific; at:d here i.i Washing
ton, the gateway to Alaska, with her
[wonderful variety of sources of
.wealth; with Puget Sound, that abso
lutely unparalleled body of water.
"Here 1 tun prati'cularly glad to
have the chance of speaking in the
presence 'f this institution ol learn
ing- an institution which commemo
rates the name and the great, deeds
of one of America's worthies.
rfCheers). Of Whitman, who stamp
ed his mark deep on the history of
the nation, who was one of the lead
ers in that movement which settled
that the region now making the great
states of Washington and Oregon was
to stand and flourish under the Amer
"And I cannot sufficiently congratu
late you. Mr. President (addressing
President Penrose) of what has been
done here with this college, and I
wish to pay a special tribute here in
Washington to t tie work done by the
educators in Washington. Nothing
has pleased me more, or impressed
me more, than the sedulous care given
by your people to school study—to
college study—in your (ity: nothing
has pleased me more than to see the
children, and the teachers and pro
fessors representing her schools, nteh
schools, normal schools and colleges,
as I have met them from cxXj
to city through this state.
"NOW. Otte word in conclusion to
the graduates and und< rgraduates or
,his college. To whom much DU
been given, from them much ougnt
rightfully to be expected. You ar*
here to receive a training wnic noes
not confer on you special privileges,
because it Is in itself a special pnv
-i > » ir dee- impose upon you
iai burdens or responsibilities.
We have the right to expect that
from the man we shall ■
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