Newspaper Page Text
THE EVENING STATESMAN.
Well Known in Labor
PROM THE MINES TO COMMONS
Strenuous Life of a Worker in the
Cause of the Laboring Man—
His Life Work.
London, Sept. 4. —News of the seri
nes;? of Kier Hardie will be re
tired with int< rest in organized la
., [, c in America, for. by reason
several visits to the United
g t2 name is almost as familiar
: . |lt iuntry as on this side of the
severa] weeks he has lain
; lodgings, too ill to be
his home in Scotland. Hi's
h it is feared may be im
n • !oul tt dly would leave a gap
ii rani - i f British trades unionism
v : would be difficult io fill,
• : . mich public opinion may be
regarding the man him-
trs Mr. Hardie has occupied
; vers speak of him as the
t'eatest !. ader England has
>ver luced. Those whose doc
trines ao< coincide with his term
empty fraud, a blather
skite, ' lire and simple. It is evident
that one who draws forth such ex
.\» raise and vituperation
n*- of necessity be possessed of
qualities out of the ordinary.
Hardie is now nearing his fiftieth
ycaT and has been identified with la
gs and socialistic propaganda
he was aide to think for
an I be began to think when
tmere lad. Horn in a little village
ia the mining region of Ayshire, he
v. rj scanty education, and then
go *o work. Like bis father
i\ of his relatives he began
as a driver at the surface
oal mines. When he
ler he went to work under
lay became imbued
lJ.ea that the laborer was
but justice. From
Qgs of his fellow-laborers
rested in the theory of
: and began an extensive
ling. He had a natural
speech—a "gift, of gab" his
- call it —and before he was
: vas one of the best public
; '".<- region wdiere he lived,
was twenty-one his lead
veral strikes had made
■ own in all the border
'-' Qs and from there spread
• Hardie was not satisfied
peaking of socialism
things that might be
shed for and by the laboring
L 'gislation was the only
-■ ag about the desired
a. slat ion and its
* ' tica] politics. Mr. Har
att< ntion. After study
he organized the In
party. The Inde
•'* parly grew slowly in
in 1892 it w r as able to
the house of commons,
leader in the commons the
0I " the party hoped to se-
Other labor parties also
I, and politicians general
■ ■ • some anxiety Hardies
- prise came the day he
8 seat. It is an unwritten law
meffl , ° ou se of commons that each
wear a black frock coat
Mr. Hardie did not
m any way by this rule,
ai peared he had on a
. and a greasy sack coat.
* ated a sensation is
The old member?
. ; at what seemed to them
But jl noa trampling of tradition.
pleajM followers were
TO PAY DEATH PENALTY.
Caruthersvilre, Mo., Sept. 4.—This
is the date set for the execution of
of Charles Austin in the Pemiscot
county jail. Austin s crime was the
murder of Mrs. Carrie Johnson, a wid
ow, who lived five miles from Caruth
ersville. a year ago. The woman lived
on property belonging to Austin, and.
claiming that she was occupying too
much ground for the rent she was
paying, Austin attempted to move the
boundary fence on her section of the
land. He was accompanied by bis
two brothers and a hired man, and
they started to tear down the fence,
when they were driven off the land
by Mrs. Johnson, who threatened
them with a shotgun, it is said. The
day following their first attempt to re
move the fence, the four men returned
to their task armed with rifles. When
the woman ventured into the yard to
protest against the action, she was
shot and killed. The two brothers
and the hired man made their escape
and were never captured. Austin was
arrested and convicted and given the
death sentence. Alter his conviction
he was removed to St. Louis for safe
keeping, it being feared an attempt
\> ould be made to release him by his
Newport, R. 1.. Sept. 4.—High so
ciety went to the dogs today. The
occasion was the opening of the
Rhoiie Island Kennel club show, for
which preparations have been making
since early summer. In number and
class of exhibits the show compares
favorably with many of the mm c pre
tentious metropolitan exhibitions. The
entries include the canine pets of the
Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Belmonts and
other well known families. The show
< ontinues through tomorrow. The
award of prizes was begun this after
noon under the direction of James
Mortimer of New York. Winthrop
Rutherford of Newport, and W. H.
Hanley H. Waldron of Providence.
..Where King and Emperor Meet.
Berlin, Sept. 4.—The Chateau of
Wilhelmsche, near Cassel, where
King "Edward pays his present visit
to Emperor William, is the old seat
ol' the Electors of Hesse, and is re
nowned for its picturesque park and
its beautiful gardens, with their fa
mous fountains, which rival those at
Herrenhauser, the royal domain near
Hanover. Louis Napoleon resided at
Wdlhelmshehe. as a state prisoner,
from September, IS7O, until Fcbrutry.
MEETING FOR GOOD ROADS.
New Albany, Ind., Sept. 4.—The dis
trict horticultural and good roads in
stitute, under the direction of Purdue
University School of Agriculture, be
gan here today and will continue
through tomorrow. This was "horti
cultural day" and the program includ
ed a number of addresses on "Condi
tion of Success with Small Fruits."
Tomorrow which will be "good roads
cay," the principal speaker will be W.
H. Moore, of St. Louis, president oi
the National Good Roads association.
Los Angeles, CaL, Sept. 4.—Frankie
Neil the new bantamweight champion
is scheduled to meet Billy Decourcey
tor twetv rounds at 112 pounds before
the Century Athletic club tonight.
DOtchers in the west, including Har
notchers i nthe west, including Har
rera Broad and "Young Corbett.
Neil will be giving away weight in
this contest, but is confident that, he
can defeat Decourcey without diffi
Leaders War Over Dinner Party.
r> t c P „t 4 —This even-
Newport, K. 1., sept. _
Ing the Baroness Selliere and Mrs.
Herman Oelrichs give large enter
tainments, and the fact that they con
flict is causing no end of gossip, es
pecially as the baroness had her cards
out first and captured all the young
people Mrs. Oelrichs has two hun
dred for dinner, a dance and a per
formance on the lawn.
Salmon Will Be Scarce.
Portland, Ore., Sept.
figures based on nearly deflate re
ports from all Pacific coast
including Alaska, show that the sal
mon pack of this year will be I.^-
- smaller than that of last
year, and 1.750.000 cases sma er han
the pack of the previous >ear A
general advance in prices appeal, to
_ TWT Vt
a i+ loi-o Sent 4.—General \V. Li
honors here today.
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. THE EVENING STATESMAN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1903.
NEWPORT DOG SHOW.
NEIL VS. DECOURCEY.
Oklahoma the Scene
U. S. GOVERNMENT INTERESTED
Members of the Dawes Commission
Have a Finger in
South McAlester, I. T.. Sept. 4.—
Something of a sensation was created
here today by the publication of a list
of office holders who are said to lie
interested in registered companies
who are allowed by law to do business
with the Indians. Following is the
list: Eufaula Trust Co.; C. R. Breck
inridge. T. B. Needles, members of
the. Dawes Commission: Pleasant
Porter, chief of the Creek nation;
Canadian Valley Trust company:
BfXby, chairman of the Dawes Com
mission; Tishomingo Loan and Trust
company; W. C. Stanley, member of
the Dawes Commission; Tribal Devel
opment, company; Pliny So per, fed
eral attorney; Benjamin Collbert,
marshal; Verdigris Oil and Gas Co.;
.las. Bickleberry, assistant federal at
torney; Watch, Gas and Oil company;
W. H. Darrough, marshal; Jefferson
Trust Co.; J. W. Freeman, clerk of
the court of appeals; F. F. Fannin,
clerk of the district.
PACKERS UP AGAINST IT.
Chicago, Sept. 4.—Threatened with
prosecution under an injunction ob
tained by the federal government the
Chicago packing concerns this morn
ing issued orders to their agents
throughout the country to withdraw
their boycott on union meat shops,
and to sell to everybody who had the
money. The action is primarily due
to the complaint of the Rochester
Butchers' union; but similar com
pliants have been received from a
number of Pacific; Coast points. The
injunction against the packers strictly
prohibited all pooling or discrimina
tion in selling. In the Rochester case
as in many others, they complained
about packers because they had re
fused to sell meat to the retailers who
had signed the union scale. This was
the first violation of the injunction.
It is unlikely that it will he prose
JAIL BIRDS STOPPED.
Birmingham. Ala,. Sept. 4. —A gang
of convicts headed by Tom Fay, a no
torious murderer, attempted to dyna
mite their way to liberty last night.
They were fired on by the guards, and
tour were shot, two fatally. Among
the wounded is Fay. One man es
caped. The men had been saving up
dynamite for months. About "mid
night they blew up one end of the
prison, and made a dash upon the
guards, who, despite their perilous
positions, opened a vigorous fire with
Winchesters, with the effect of drop
ping four men and stopping what
might have been a wholesale delivery.
None of the guards, fortunately, were
NEW POWER IN HYDRAULICS.
Vancouver. B. C. Sept. 4.—Captain
Powers claims to have discovered a
new power in hydraulics by utilizing
the water rushing through the pipe
driven lengthwise through the hull of
the steamer, when the steamer is in
motion. His appliance, as tested at
Vancouver harbor day. w hen a 35 foot
steamer driven ahead several knots
a wheel placed inside the pipe revolv
ed 25 times per minute. The engi
neers here say Powers must yet prove
that his appliance offers no resist
ance on a steamer's progress.
Lecturers to Organize.
Chicago. 111.. Sept. 4.—The reading
lecturers*, entertainers and concert
people of the country are holding a
convention in Steinway hall, the ob
ject being to form a national organi
zation. It is the first assembly of the
kind ever held in this country.
Four Men Seriously
BY THE SCAFFOLD BREAKING
On a Building Just Being Completed
Spokane. Sept. 4.—As workmen,
who are building a steel elevator tank
at the International mill, were placing
the last sheet in position this noon,
i'>s feet of scaffolding collapsed precip
itating four workmen to the ground,
instantly killing George Gerrick. aged
of Gerrick Brothers, contractors;
fatally injuring Oscar Williams, aged
25, am", two others, all from Seattle.
The injured are dying at the hospital.
San Francisco, Sept. 4. —Mrs. Bow
ors and Mrs. Sutton were attentive
listeners in the inquest of Martin
Bowers, whom they are accused of
poisoning. On advice of their attor
neys, they did not take the stand.
Dr. Yon Friedman stated that he
made eighj visits to Bowers, but that
Mrs. Bowers ordered him to stop on
account of the expense. Hi's treat
ment was for ptomaine poisoning.
Twenty witnesses were examined and
all the evidence points to the wo
RELIANCE AND SHAMROCK.
Highlands. Sept.. 4.—The Reliance
left Horseshoe baski this morning in
tow- and started on a triumphant
journey to Erie basin. Whistles
screamed aboard every steam craft in
and about the Hook. The S'namrocn
also left her moorings for a trip up
the narrows. She looked like a de
feated yacht as she trailed after the
Reliance, just as she did in tiie races.
She. however, had her full share of
BURN THEM OUT.
Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 4.—Acting for
the department of justice United
States Attorney Speed today complet
ed his investigation of the expendi
ture of public funds in the recently
opened Kiowa country. As a result
three county commissioners are fugi
tives from justice and indictments
have been returned against several
prominent contractors, and many
RECRUITING MONEY SOUGHT.
London. Sept. 4. —Eugene Lazaro
vich, an organizer of the Macedonian
revolutionary committee is now in
Ivondon seeking to raise a loan of
$10,000,000. With this money the
committee hopes to recruit an inter
national army of 60,000. He says
there are 18,000 insurgents now in the
field. He looks to America for sub
stantial help and asserts that a rich
American has promised a half million
Seattle. Sent. 4.— H. Borsener, a
Bremerton teamster, caught his
daughter sitting on the lap of Thomas
Mahoney. a Seattle morning newspa
per solicitor. Grabbing a revolver,
he chased Mahoney out of the house
and down the street, firing as he ran.
Mahoney- was winged in the arm
which he will probably lose.
THE GOBBLER SCARED.
Milan. Sept. 4. —The latest advices
from Constantinople say that the
Macedonian committee has notified
the sultan that they have decided on
his death. The sultan and court
councellors are said to have become
at nnce terror stricken, and every r pre
caution possible has been taken to
WOULD MODERNIZE PAPACY.
Rome. Sept. 4. —Younger clergy are
agitating the starting of a world wide
movement to induce the pope to mod
ernize the papal system so as to
accord with modern progressive ideas.
Desire to Save Uncle Sam.
Fort Leavenworth, Kds., Sept. 4. —
The officers gathering the names oi
privates who desire to serve in the
Philippines, are surprised at the large
number who are willing to go there.
In one company 35 men out of 08 vol
unteered and this percentage is about
maintained in all the regiments.
EXTENSION OF CIVIL SERVICE.
Washington, Sept. 4. —An order is
expected soon from Oyster Bay, the
president's summer home, that will
virtually have the effect of placing
a thousand or more government em
ployes, designated as laborers, in
classified service. The proposition is
to create an eligible list of laborers.
WOULD PUNISH REGICIDES.
Belgrade, Sept. 4. —At Nish and at
other Servian towns, a number of
officers have been arrested for having
in their possession a proclamation
against the murderers of the late
King Alexander, which demands the
punishment of the regicides.
ANOTHER WHIRL MAYBE.
New York. Sept. 4. —Upton said to
day that he is willing to make an
other try for the cup if he can find
material on which he can depend for
a chance of winning. He says that
Fife has done his best, so he must
look for another designer.
THE FIELD WIDENS.
Seattle. Sept. 4. —The state organ
izer for the International Team Driv
ers' association ts now forming a
hack drivers' union to help teamsters
in their .strike. The transfer com
panies are paying non-union men
more than the scale demands.
WOULD TRAIN LONGER.
New York. Sept. 4. —Jack Monroe
today wired the manager of the Coun
try club of I.os Angeles that, he
could not fight Jeffries on October
16. He offers to fight in January and
claims that there is no enough time
in which to train.
STEAMER DISABLED ARRIVES.
New York, Sept. 4. —rdsabled. the
steamer Barbaroosa arrive! safely
this moraine;. Ar no time was she in
danger, the only trouble being a brok
en tail shaft.
PAID THE PENALTY.
Norfolk. Ya.. Sept. 4.—Julia War
ten was hanged at Courtland today
for murdering her former husband.
Allen Wilson and his mistress.
Congress Games Coming Home.
London. Sept. 4. —Congressman
Games of Tennessee, who has been
spending the summer in Europe is
among the passengers booked to sail
on the Celtic from Liverpool today.
KAISER IS ROUGH.
Berlin. Sept. 4.—-The German army
maneuvers were again too realistic
today and one officer was killed, and
six men were wounded.
Number 444—"Sometimes I git reck
less an' think I'll *ro west an' make
me pile hohlin' up trains." Phyllis Mc-
Clink —"Wouldn't dat be romantic!
You could marry me when you got
out of jail!"
In the superior court this afternoon
Ilallie McElhaney was granted a di
vorce from James McElhaney, on the
grounds of cruel and inhuman treat
ment. The McElhaneys were married
in Walla Walla in February of 1901.
Mrs. McElhaney resumes her former
name, Hattie M. Cooper.
Patrick Russell was placed under
bonds of $1000 to keep the peace for
a period of six months in Judge Huff
man's court this afternoon. Accord
ing to the evidence of neighbors of
the Russells, Mr. Russell's chief di
version and amusement seems to be
the whipping of his wife and children.
The police arrested Mr. Russell last
night for threatening to kill his wife
and he spent the night in the county
jail. In court this afternoon he said
that all he required of his family was
obedience, as head of the house.
Local produce firms are in a quand
ary how to fill their orders for
The prunes are plenty enough—never
more so. but baskets cannot be se
cured to pack them in. The baskets
are made on the Sound and the girls
who make them have gone on a strike
for higher wages. The consequence
is that the supply of baskets in Walla
Walla is gone and no more can be
shipped here. Just what the outcome
will be is hard to tell, but prunes are
ripening and will be lost unless they
can be marketed in the old way.
Believes That He Can
COTTON RECEIVES HIS ORDERS
Other European Powers Are Becom
ing Interested in the
Paris, Sept. 4.—lt is send-officially
announced that France has decided to
order the French fleet to hold itself
in readiness to proceed to Turkish
waters as a result of a dispatch re*
C( ived from the French ambassador
to Turkey saying that the presence
of warships is desirable. It is said
that Great Britain, Russia, Italy and
.ustria have made similar prepara
■ ions and the various fleets are ex
pected to act together in case of a
EETTER THAN REPORTED.
Constantinople, Sept. 4. —The num
ber of persons who lost their lives In
the explosion of the steamer Vaskatia
has now boon placed at 14.
CONSTANTINOPLE NOT A PEKING
Washington, Sept 4.—United States
Minister L< ishman today informed
the state department that Russia and
Austria had 1 land< .1 a few marines at
Constantinople to do guard duty
within the legation enclosures.
MAY LAND JACKIES.
Washington, Sept. 4. —In view of
the extremely unsettled condition of
affairs within the Turkish possessions
the navy department today is consid
ering the advisability of ordering Ad
miral Cotton to land a force of ma
rfnes from the vessels of his squad
ron immediately after his arrival at
THE PORTE UNCERTAIN.
Washmgb n. Sept. 4. —The only re
cent advice.s received by the state de
partment on the Turkish situation
consists of a dispatch from Minister
Leishman yesterday. It recites a
warning sent, out to th< various for
eign legations by the sultan, stating
that Turkey will be able to protect
the exterior of the legations. bu t that
he cannot be held responsible for
fanatics or cranks who may gain ad
mission to the buildings, and then ex
plode a bomb, or procure assassina
tion by other means. According to
Leishman the only precaution ob
served by the diploma:Jc corps was
the appointment by each of additional
BAD GROWS WORSE.
Vienna. Sept. 4. —A dispatch from
Odessa says that all the coast from
Adrianople to Stetfan is ablaze. Hun
dreds of villages have been destroyed
and hundreds of Turkish women and
girls have been maltreated and bon
ed to death. Another dispatch says
that the Macedonian town of Tavenik
has been partially destroyed by Are,
and many lives have been lost. Seven
mosques are in ashes.
GOVERNOR TAKES A HAND.
Denver, Sept. 4.—The governor to
day ordered 750 troops to proceed to
the Cripple Creek mining district im
mediately. It is supposed that men
acing disorders exist there. The
order was issued at the earnest appeal
of the mine owners and against the
protest of the sheriff of Cripple Creek
who feels fully able to cope with the
situation, although it is ominous.
HAVE CROSSED RUBICON.
Sofit, Sept. 4—The insurgent lead
er Jankoff, with 400 of his followers,
crossed the frontier last Monday with
out any opposition from the Turkish
posts. " The date set for a general in
surrection has been postponed.
NEW YORK STOCK MARKET.
New York. Sept. 4.—The stock mar
ket opened this morning narrow and
irregular. Amalgamated copper lost
a quarter. Bonds showed a much
better tone than did the stocks.