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ifreet Car Company's
, New Role.
SSM/tS A IABOR UNION
rrades Council Boycotts All
Freight Handled by Non-
has boycotted all
I ! v non-unionist team
i has offered stock to
rs and is has got some
aow 25 non-union
I ~_^ < TH EN SUICIDE.
-en~ lorcc ai the time. The
1 '• son was a baggage mov
:ra- ■ . and w hen
, NIVPP MUST HANG.
I i > s> pt. 2. The motion
I a] for Alfred Knapp. the
I . - had been found guilty
wife, was overruled
• • .2.- The court has
r 12th for Knapp's cxc-
ICE FOR A TITLE.
Sept. 2.—May Godot, of
N « 5 S to $20.1100.000 is to
Duke of Roxburgh. The
-Aem was announced today.
Miss Goelel accompanied by Mrs.
melius Vand rbilt recently arriv-
Englai on the same steam
the duke was a pas'sen
-'" :.. were coming to see the
aces Miss Goelet is the heir
'sß '" ••- •••• • which she will re
is 27; she is now 21
• * Th duke is 27 and owns
ites yield tg an annual income of
is E >w a guest of Miss
mother at Newport.
STREET RAILWAY MEN.
. ©aratoga. X. v.. Sept. 2.—The
y%ty «- nd annual convention of
— Street Railway asso-
' ■ the seventh annual meet
" " Stn t Railway Account
'-.•gan today at the
iti I, both gatherings
ittended, An elaborate
railway devices and
ng he! I in conjunction
gathering. Today's ses
: to the officers' re
-1 " list of subjects to be dis-
n § the remainder of the
• Comparative mer
•' I doable truck cars
freight aud express
.. ' fays; train orders and
' interurban roads:
m ■ '■ anc< and personal
Ptric welded joints;
lasvjj Ga -. 2.—Doug
term tj - opened for the fall
ti - 1 ie outlook is very
Is the 1W a fUcc essful year. It
of t-,, tenß under the direction
Ti si <tent, Prof. W. A.
THE EVENING STATESMAN.
Highlands, Sept. 2.—After the re
quired tour hours wait ar the starting
point, with no sign of a wind from
any direction the regatta committee
notified the skippers of the Reliance
and tiie Shamrock that the race for
today was declared off.
The sailors on the Reliance and the
Shamrock arose this morning with
hopes that the finai race in tiie series
might bo sailed, but there was not a
breath of air stirring, and a heavy
fog hung over the course. The boats
went to the starting point at the cus
tomary hour, despite the unfavorable
conditions. At 1" there still being no
wind, the committee decided to post
pone the start.
Highlands. Sept. 2. —The race has
been declared off.
Harriburg, Pa., Sept. 2. —Demo-
crats of Pennsylvania met in state
convention in the Hoard of Trade
building today and were called to or
der at 10 o'clock by Senator J. K.
P. Hail, chairman of tiie state com
mittee. The roil call showed an at
tendance of nearly 450 delegates, the
largest number thac ever attended a
state convention of the democratic
party in Pennsylvania. After the
openine addresses and forma] ovgan
en to enable tiie committ» i s on nom
act their work.
The nominations to be made are
rior cl"! t.
Several names are n ntioned for
state treasurer, the most prominent
being former Representative G< orge
it. Dixon, of Elk county, and State
Senator Joel G. Hill, of Wayne
county. State Senator Dewalt, of
Lehigh county, probably will be
named for auditor g serai, and the
two candidates for the superior
court apparently will be Representa
tive R.Scott Ammerman, of .Mon
tour county and ex-Judge Calvin
The convention 'platform will be
devoted almost wholly to state is
sues, and. first and foremost, it is
said, will be a plank denouncing the
passage and signing of the Penny
packer libel law.
Boston. .Mass.. Sept. 2.—Boston is
getting its full share of pugilistic en
tertainment just now. but none of the
many bouts of recent date has more
interest been manifested than in
th.at scheduled for the Criterion
Athletic club tonight. when Jas.
Sullivan and "Kid" Goodman, the
promising featherweight of this city,
are to mix L't up for fifteen rounds.
Goodman is regarded as one of the
best lighters for his weight in this
section, and his admirers are confi
dent of his ability to make a good
showing against Sullivan.
South Bend, Ind.. Sept. 2.—nic
Northwest Indiana M. E. Church con
ference convenes in the Firs: Meth
odist church this morning, with Bis
hop Isaac W. Joyce in the chair.
Over 500 ministers and laymen were
present The quadrennial session
of the laymen's conference will be
held Friday and addresses and lec
tures will be given during the week
by several noted divines. The ap
pointments will not be announced
until lite i" the week.
Constantinople. Sept. 2.—An Insur
gent band under Jankoff has appeared
on the railway to the south of Adrian
ople The object evidently is to de
stroy the bridge over tbe Marital and
\rda rivers, thus cutting off the line
of communication from Adrianople to
the south. A fight is imminent ami
refugees are arriving In large num
bers. Most extraordinary precautions
are being exerted here to prevent the
attempts of incendiaries to con
depredations. The authorities fear
the revolutionists will start man
fires and thus cause a great panic
among the inhabitants.
Seattle. Sept. 2-For the purposes
of preventing a tie up.
strike, the street car coW
footed the organization of a senate
union of disgruntled members o the
old union. The new union
incorporated under the stete chatter.
No unions will recognize it anda -
era! meeting of all unions will be heu
vT* +n decide whether a strife*
tonight, to dec me this
shall be called as a result
1.0 mrt of the company,
move on the pait o. v =
Sullivan vs. Goodman.
M. E. Church Conference.
CAR COMPANY IN NEW ROLE
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, THE EVENING STATESMAN, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2,1903
PLAN TO ASSASSINATE
! PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT
Demented Man Prowled About His Home at Oyster
| Bay With a Gun—Arrested by Secret
j Oyster Pay, Sept. 2. —-A man sup-j
| posed to be demented, male an at
tempt hast, night to reach President
j Roosevelt He was arrested by secret |
J service men who were guarding the
j president. On his person was found j
a 34-calibre revolver. It is believed
he intended to assassinate the presi
' Oyster Bay. Sept. 2.—The man's
| name is Frank Weinbre nner and he
lives at Syoscett on Long Island. It
lis a small place about seven miles l
I. . , . .
j : .ie seciec service n. a, who 13 ut
that he had an engagement with the
president. He gave his name and
said the president had telegraphed for
him. The guard having examined
the list and. finding no such name,
ordered Weinbrenner to drive on. The
kitier objected-, but left after being
threatened with arrest. He returned
half hour later, and again insisted up
on seeing the president He again
was refused aud departed apparently
much chagrined. An hour later he
put in an appearance again, and this
time the guar.', as a matter of precau
tion, placed him under arrest. He
was immediately searched and the re
volver with every chamber loaded
was found on his person. Later a
3earch of the grounds was made, and
footprints were found in the rear of
tne house. A heavy guard was placed
about the house and Weinbrenner was
taken to Oyster Bay, where he was
HUMAN CONTRABANDS CAUGHT.
San Diego, Sept. 2. —Ten Chinamen
Were captured last night, as they
were being smuggled across the Mex
ican line into the United States. A
gun play was necessary, the Mexicans
showing fight. Tne white men hired
the Mexicans to take the chinks to
Anaheim to work in vegetable gar
dens. None of them have certificates
anil will be deported. The Mexicans
will be vigorously prosecuted. An
effort will be made to find the white
smuggler, who was to meet the bunch
at Santa Ana.
NEW YORK STOCK MARKET.
Xew York, Sept. 2. —The stock mar
ket opened tiiis morning with appar
ently little more a imation than was
manifested at yesterday's close, and
with prices slightly reactionary. A
large part of the list lost some. The
loss in amalgamated copper reached
%. Steel is firm and advanced a
quarter of one per cent, while Pacific
mail lost one per cent.
BIG LOSS NO CASUALTIES.
Cincinnati. Sept. 2.- —A fire tiiis
morning gutted the building occupied
by Seheeikopf and the Hartford
Hanna Chemical company. Several
of the adjoining firms suffered some
losses. A number of the firemen nar
rowly escaped death by the falling of
the walls. The property loss will ag
gregate about $120.00u.
TALKED ABOUT THANKFUL.
London, Sept. 2. —Holbein, the
swimmer, who started to swim across
the English channel last night, gave
up the job this morning, when he was
eight miles off Calais. He had been
in the water for 17 hours and 20 min
London. Sept. 2.—Sir Thomas Lip
ton has raised the price of jams a
penny a jar. His customers say this
has been done to pay the expenses cf
LIPTON WILL WIN.
Incarcerated. He was questioned this
morning and from his manner it is
plain that he is demented. Probably
he will be thoroughly examined later
in the day.
Weilbroner's son, German, is a truck
driver about 23 years of age.
The secret service men have no
doubt that he intended to kill the
president if he had been able to
Oyster Bay. Sept. '1. —Wienbrenner.
who was arraigned in the police court
this morning is plainly erratic. He
insist:,: he iiad called at Sagamore
E-lii] by request of the president He
was asked how and when called there
and he replied:
"President talks and I hear him.
He's in his house and I'm in mine,
bur 1 can always hear him. He calks
about his daughter, Alice, and I want
to marry her. I've seen her a num
ber of times. She came to my house
in an automobile about a month ag ■-.
accompanied by her brother Theo
' As he is plainly demi nted. the court
I cut short the examination, and re-
I manded him back to the cell He will
he examined as to hfs sanity this af-
I ternoon and will likely be committed
ito some institution. One brother was
in the courtroom this morning an.!
j stated tiiat while he had always been
more or less Highiv. none of the fair,
; ily had suspected he was insane
i Weinbrenner is shori ami stockily
I descent, with a three days' growth of
i beard upon his cheeks and a closely
cropped moustache. He kept his
hands across bis vest. v. ith his eyes
; the questions fired al him in a low
monotone. When asked if/he had any
statement to make 1 after he had been
examined, replied no.
Harris burg. Pa.. Sept. 2. —The dem
ocratic state convention met at noon
today when candidates for auditor,
state treasurer and two judges of th<
supreme court were nominated. The
platform deals with state questions
Madrid. Sept. 2.—An investigation
of the methods of taxation in vogue
in Andalusia has revealed the fact
that a conspiracy existed, whereby
the government has already been de
frauded of about 36,000,000 pesos.
There are several bishops involved in
BAD ON THE BURGLARS.
Baldwins, N. V., Sept. 2.—One burg
lar was killed, another wounded and
the third captured by a deputy sheriff
who discovered them attempting to
enter a tenement house early today.
The men were Italians. Their names
GOLF CHAMPION BEATEN.
Glencovo. L. L, Sept. 2.—Louis
James, of the Chicago, the national
golf champion, was beaten today ir
ih efirst round by Archibald Graham,
of Paterson. N. J. Graham won b;.
four up and two to play.
WOULD WAFT WAGES.
New Orleans, Sept. 2. —All the
members of the freight handlers un
ion along the wharves have struck
for 4o cents an hour. They are now
getting 30. There is little freight be
Even in Russia.
Balku, Russia, Sept. 2—While r
contractor and 190 men were attempt
ing to extinguish a fire in a Napths
well at Bibleybat, an explosion oc
curred which resulted in killing 16
men and injuring many others.
Chicago Wheat Market,
Chicago. Sept. 2.—Wheat opened at
S2! 4 : closed at S3.
RIFLE MEET AT SEA GIRT.
Sea Girt, X. J., Spet. 2. —Riflemen
of ability and world-wide reputation
were on hand in force today, when
tbe annual shooting tournament of
the National Hide association was
formally opened. Prominent specta
tors were numerous, and the prelim
inary shooting was watched with
The tournament will continue ten
days. One of the principal rifle
events will be that for the national
trophy, in which teams of twelve
men each, representing the army,
the navy, the marine corps and the
national guard, will compote. In
this event, which is scheduled for
next Tuesday and Wednesday, tbe
ranges will be 200, 500, (Job, 800,
|900 and 1,000 yards, each competi
tor to fire ten shots at each range.
Tbef team making tbe highest score
wifj receive $500 in cash and the
• national trophy, valued at $1,000.
The second team will receive $300
and the Hilton trophy and the third
team $thh> and the bronze "Soldier of
Manhattan." The fourth, fifth and
sixth teams will receive $lu<>. $100
! and $5b respectively. The entries
j for this event include, in addition to
tbe army, navy and marine corps,
national guard teams from Georgia.
Vermont. Rhode Island. Conneeti-
CUt, -Massachusetts, Ohio. Maryland.
Pennsylvania. Xew Jersey. New
York and several other stales.
Another rifle contest of important-,
is known as the President's .Mate';.
This is for the military champion
open to al' members of the army
M ' 1 t' l i
will shoot tor the academy cup. In
addition there wil] be shoots for the
Leech cup. open to all. aud for tbe
I Seabury long range military prize,
also open to ail. During the week
Lhe Unite;! States Revolver associa
ROMANCE OF A STENOGRAPHER.
Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 2.—The
wedding of Miss Kate Tobsy, th<
pretty stenographer whose romances
tinents, and William H. Gross, tin
millionaire "Marble King of the
Berkshires." took place today. The
ceremony was performed at the mil
lionaire's mansion at Lee, only the
relatives and a few intimate friends
>f the contracting parties being ores
?nt The honeymoon will be spent
it Saratoga and other fashionabh
The career ol' the bride of today
makes a bright romance of a clevei
American girl, w'.io solved the prob
lem of self-help in a most praisewor
thy fashion. The girl's family wen
poor and she decided that she would
intake her own living.
She became a stenographer am 7
worked as such in several New York
hotels. She met Mr. Gross, who was
much attracted by her. But about
that time she went to Paris where
she earned fame as the "petite
stenographer Americaine," and wrot<
letters at the dictation of United
States Senator Clark and scores of
Dther Americans at Paris. Later shr
became head of the bureau of the
Then she went to Algiers with tin
Countess Machin-Boule, and while
there two Frencb army ofhVers
fuuglu a duel en her account, though
the American girl had given encour
agement to neither. She went to
London an! became well known
there, and later she was secretary
to C. P. Alexander and Theodore
Price, millionaires. Then she be
came secretary to Mr. Gross, who
decided that, while she was a most
efficient amanuensis, he would be
more delighted to have her as his
To Act on Church Merger.
Kansas City. Kas., Sept 2.—The
Kansas annual conference of the
Methodist Prostestant church con
vened today in the Gordon M. P.
church, this city, and will continue
in sesion through the week. The con
ference will choose delegates to the
general conference to be held In
Washington next .May and instruct
them how to vote on the proposition
to unite with the Congregational
and United Brethren churches, which
is the most important matter now
before the three denominational or
Test of New Destroyer.
Washington, I). C. Sept. 2.—The
final test of the torpedo boat de
stroyer Lawrence takes place today,
orders having been issued for the
destroyer to strain seaward from
Sultan Would Have Him
TO PURSUE POLIC VY 4 * HANDS OFF.'*
Macedonian Insurgents Gaining Ev
erywhere as Result of Sultan's
Constantinople, Sept. 2. —The sul
tan has sent an autograph letter to
Kaiser William dealing with the
Balkan situation. He looks to the
emperor to use his influence with the
powers to pursue a policy of "hands
off" in dealing with th.- Macedonian
situation, leaving Turkey to put
'own tiie uprising, lie promises that
every respect will be paid to the in
.crests of various nations.
Sofia. Sept. 2. —Fears of a general
uprising are growing. The revolu
tionists are gaining strength rlaily.
The sultan is showing extraordinary
vacillation. X;> decisive work on a
comprehensive plan is being done. As
a result the insurgents in Monastir
and Adrianople have no trouble in es
caping from the Turkish troops. A
H >neral feeling of optimism on the
part of the sultan and advisers is
proving of the greatest help to the
BAD FOR TH-! R. F. D.
Effect „<f the PcstoffifPce Scandals
en the Extension of the Service.
Washington, Sept. 2. —"I am afraid
■ these postoffice scandals will have
i bad effect on the rural free deliv
iry s >rvice," remarked one of the
sti t( insu actors who is now in Wash
□ ton. 'I notice now a disposition
>n tin part of'department officials to
scrutinize details in a way that is
inhealtbful. They seem bent on cut
ting off such routes as prove unre
tnunerative. This is academic. In
practici few route s once established]
.•an he cut off. at least without re
mlts that will make- more trouble
han their continuance would have
tost Wlum we go into a locality
and establish a route we assume cer
tain obligations to stay there; we
ask the people to bu..- letter boxes,
and much of their hesitation ia duing
so has resulted from a fear that the
service would not be permanent.
"T'ne department seems to think
that a route which is distributing
less than 3,000 pieces a month is in
a had way. ami of course it is from
the point of view of profits.' We
have routes that are not distributing
more than a thousands pieces a
month. How much this yields to the
postal revenues may be roughly com
puted. Newspapers, tiie hulk of the
posial business. pay one cent a
pound, unless they are the country
weeklies, which go free. Of the
small-sized newspapers of the hack
districts, it take., a great many to
weigh a pound. Letters pay two
[cents, and, e:>f course, parcels of mer
chandise still more, but I feel sure
that the average receipt in my state
is cons' ierably under one cent for
each piece. A five-thousand piece
business ar one ce-nt would be neces
sary to pay the rural carrier's salary
alone, to say nothing of the other
charges of the postal service But
the str.vernment can never judge ru
ral delivery e>n a dollar-andcent ba
is: it is tiie greatest educational
force ever brought into play, and as
such should be contiued and enlarg
ed regardless of financial conse
quences. The route that yields the
least revenue is the one that needs
the stimulation most
Belgrade, Sept. 2.—An unconfirmed
report that Adrianople is in flames
again is published here.
Ascum —How are the plans for
your new house coming along?
Subbubs —Splendidly. My wife has
finally laid out all the cupboards she
wants, and now all the architect's got
to do is to build the house around