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Montana Teachers Meet. ANACONDA, Monk, Dec. 21*.—The ■ Lchers of Montana certainly have iaon to feel proud of this year's i eeting of their state association, ing trains today brought scores legates to the convention, which to be formally opened this evening a meeting in the Presbyterian J. H. Durston and J. W. Dale the Anaconda public schools are elcome tin- visitors for whom re s will be made by Superintend ,; .1 Condon of Helena and EL T. I ton of Powell county. other nt fractivi features of the opening ses . 3 }aj] , ill in- a lecture on "Good Citi . 4ens l by President Stephen P. L. * p,., of Whitman college and the .... iai iddress of the president of the ssociation, John If. Kay of Red In addition to this program aged for tomorrow's general ses- The To«»<>ory. HABERDASHERS Young man did you ever think how nice it would be to wear a n istache? How well it covers ! lop sided mouth and a set of rooked teeth. How it serves to humor tlie ; .| ! ids after you have been out the boys. How it frightens the dickens .vi of the baby. How much attention you at tract while growing one. Now we d" not handle a full line of mustaches but we do handle an up-to-date line of Men's Furnishings. See window for underwear display. ; THE TOGGERY S SWELL TOGS FOR MEN Table Linens and Napkins Clearance prices all day Wedensday, Dec. 30* f No. 49.1 pc. Table Liner Regular.soc value sale price 32c. Xo. 402, 1 pc. Table Linen Regular »;<v value, sale price 39c. I Xo. 550, 1 pc Table Linen Regular 65c value, sale price 44c. *\ 0 103 l pc Bleached Table Damask regular 7©c value, sale price ~c, yard ' 480 .\,, j 1 nc Bleached Table Damask, regular 75c value, sale price per ' 53c rd lOfi 1 DC Bleached Table Damask, regular 85c value, sale price .59 \,. 108 1 nc Bleached Table Damask, regular $1.00 value, sale price 69 v Xo 145 1 nc Bleached Table Damask, regular $1.25 value, sale price , 89 : Xo 410 1 DC Bleached Table Damask, regular $1.20 value, sale price 84 Xo ISOO roc Bleached Table Damask, regular $1.50 value, sale price 1 * 1.09 Xo 1> 3 1 no Bleached Table Damask, regular $1.75 value, sale price 1.29 All Other Table Linens and All Nnpkins going Wednesday at £>*5 per cent off. Motter=Wheeler Co. 105-107-109 Main (i and 8 South Third st Wash. k - _ irx 1 • For Christmas presents you will find Pl3.Vin2* here in many pretty and assorted de- J & signs, either for the home, card parties fHC = = or the club. A nice line of dominos Vai and poker chips. - I 7 Phone Main 364. Meyer & Keeney n*. Your Family Cannot Afford t° be without our White Pine Balsam, it is p. cure for Coughs Colds 25c and 50c a bottle. The Hockett Drug Co. 2«"o. 5 £!ast Main. THE EVENING STATESMAN. sion there will be sectional confer ences for the discussion of matters of particular interest to the superintend ents, high school teachers and those engaged in other branches of educa tional work. The meeting will con tinue through Thursday. Corbett and Hanlon Ready. SAX FRANCISCO, Cat, Dec. 29 — Everything is in readiness for the fight tonight between "Young Corbett" and Eddie Hanlon, on the result of which the featherweight championship title hinges. Around the cafes and sport ing resorts today the contest is the sole topic- of conversation. Corbett is still the favorite, but his friends re alize that Hanlon is a dangerous man and refuse to give the odds asked. I.ittle was done at the training work to keep their muscles alive. Hanlon appears confident of his ability to win tbe decision, tie intends going after the champion and putting him out as quickly as possible. Ten rounds, he thinks, will be enough to do the trick. There is the same feeling of confidence in the Corbett camp. While the cham pion and his trainers all know that Hanlon is one of the cleverest men in his (lass and of his weight, in the world, they feel sure that Corbett will be a'ole to defeat him as he did once before and make the victory even cleaner cut than on that occasion. In tense interest is manifested in the boot and the Hayes Valley Athletic i tub. under w hose auspices the null is to take place, expects a record breaking crowd to be on hand. Sues for Big Money. MANCHESTER, H., Deo. 29.— Preliminary papers ivere filed today in saw in which Miss Delena Curtiss, a prominent society woman, enters claims against the estate of the late . rank Jones for *!00.000, the principal item h. ing for the board and enter tainment of Jon.es' friends for a period covering years prior to his death. Jones, a brewer, who left an estate valued at 110,000,000, was an ardent admirer of .Miss CurtiSS up to the time Of his death. THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY DECEMBER 29, 1903. JAPAN READY She Has Been Voted Unlimited Credit. HAS A LARGE STOCK Of FLOUR The Pope Is Using All His Power to Prevent War in the Far East. RDME. Dec. 29.—Pope Pius is ad dressing all the Catholic heads of gov ernmnets to use their utmost endeav ors to prevent a war in the far East. TOKIO, Japan. I>ec. 29.—Practically unlimited credit for military defense was voted to the government at the meeting of the government council last night. Three ordinances passed which provide for closer official con trol of the Seoul-Fusan railway, revis ion of military headquarters in war time, and the creation of a war coun cil. Japan is now prepared for all emergencies. HONOLULU, Dec. 29.—Admiral Evans' Beet sailed for Cavite today in older to be near to protect American interests in case of a war between Japan and Russia. Japan Suopned W!th Flour. STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. 29. —The Japanese government has been buying flour from Stockton aiul other Pacific coast mills since last August. J. 11. Welsh, president of the Stockton Mill ing company, is authority for the statement that shipload after shipload of flour had been Shipped from tlie coast to Japan during the last four months and Japan has a stock now on hand sufficient to supply her army and navy for one year of war at least. The buying has been done quietly, bat has not been done by the Japanese govern ment direct. TOOK SIX SHOCKS TO KILL NEGRO Frank White Electrocuted at Auburn for Murder of His Employer. AUBURN, N. V.. Dec. 29.—Frank White, colored, was electrocuted this morning for the murder of his employ er, Ceorge Clare, a farmer, in Septem ber, 19t»l. Six shocks were necessary to kill White. The first one carried 1700 volts. The head of the electrode emitted sparks and there was an odor of burning hair. Just as the sixth shock was being given Dr. Stein, of Buffalo, fainted and pitched forward from his chair almost, into the elec trical box. Pacific Coist Drummers Meet. SAX FRANCISCO. The. 29.—The thirteenth annual meeting of the Pa cific Coast Commercial Travelers' as sociation. R. H. Davis, president, was held at Elks' hall today. The total funds on hand amounts to $16,450.77, 1 net gain in the general - fund of $1.445.41. The membership is 759, an increase during the year of over 200 members. There will be a banquet to night. Cuban Minister Insane. MADRID. Dec. 29.—The Cuban min ister to Spain. Merchan. became sud denly insane and is under constant supervision. According to the present program he will be placed aboard a steamer and taken to Lamar, Colom bia, Friday, from which point he will be returned home. Later arrangements were made to take the insane minister to Havana direct. Treaty With Italy Approved. PARIS, Dec. 29.—The council of ministers today approved the Franco- Italian arbitration treaty. Cannon Factory Burns. ST. DENNIS. France, Dec. 29.—Fire this morning partly destroyed and greatly damaged the Hotchkiss cannon factory. KENNEWICK ROBBERY Johnson and Fuller ton's Store Looted. ROBBERS SECURED ABOUT $40 Entrance Gained to Building by the Aid of a Crow Bar—Ray Fox Arrested on Suspicion. Special to Statesman. KENNEWICK, Dec. 2N.- Sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning burglars entered the store of Johnson & Fullerton and blew open the safe. They succeeded in getting about $4<i in change, besides notes and papers; also a. package of valuable papers belonging to John Prentice of this place, which had been left there for safe keeping. They overlooked a package containing about $30. They gained an entrance by prying open a window on the east side ol" the build ing, with a railroad crow bar. They made their exit by the back door. There was about an eighth of an inch of snow on the ground and the foot primes were traced to the railroad tool j house and back to the store, but could not be traced any further. This morning Special Deputy Sheriff A. Y. Mcßeynolds arrested Ray Fox, ; alias "Dutch," on suspicion of being one of the burglars. Fox is now in jail land will be given a preliminary hear ! ing tomorrow. Never Sur.h an Election. WASHINGTON, Dec. 2!'. —The state department last night received a dis patch from Minister Buchanan at Pan ama saying there never before had been such an election as that for dele gates to the constitutional convention Of the new republic. The dispatch did not state the results. E4GTS CONTRADICT PERRY HEATH'S STORY Some Doubt About McKlnley's Having Declared Hanna as His S accessor. WASHINGTON. Dec. 29.-- There is much gossip here regarding the dates mentioned in an interview by Perry Heath, secretary of the republican na tional committee, at Louisville, Heath was quoted as saying that President M Kir.lev told him in the White House a few days before hi'- assassination that he hoped Mark Hanna would he his successor. Now it is said McKin ley left the While House July f>. 1901. and never returned. He was shot a; Buffalo on September 6. The friend of Heath are awaiting his reply. Ohio Ice Gorge Breaks. CINCINNATI, Dec. 29. —The ice gorge here broke today. Warnings were sent to all points down the river, "out much damage is predicted. A fleet of coal barges belonging to the Cincinnati Coal company, was carried away. Florida Wants Canal Treaty. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 29.— Following the action of Pensacola and other cities the board of trade this af ternoon holds a meeting for the pur pose of calling on Florida's senators to vote for the ratification of the Pan ama canal treaty. Mad Mullah Wants Peace. ROME, Dec. 29. —Messages say tha' Mad Mullah has appealed to the Ital ian go\ eminent to use its endeavor.' to secure peace between his tribesmen and England. Murray Succeeds Loree. NEW Y<»RK. Dec. 29.—The Balti more & Ohio directors today acceptec* Lorees resignation from the presi dency and elected Murray, first vice president, to succeed him. Loree has been elected president of the Rock Island. RAIEROAD DISASTERS Another Bad Wreck on the Pennsylvania. TWO ENGINES WERE TELESCOPED A Number Killed or Injured—Burling ton Freight Ran Into an Open Switch. FT. Wayne, Ind., Dei-. 29.—The West bound limited on the Pennsylvania railway this morning collided with a freight train near Larwill. Fireman Stafford and Baggageman Raifsnyder are missing and they are believed to be dead beneath tbe wreckage. Engi neer Herbert was pinned beneath the engine and is probably fatally injur ed. A number of passengers are re ported injured. A relief train lias gone to the scene. Raifsnyder's body has been ret over ed. Fireman Stafford has been round probably fatally hurt. Seven others were injured but none fatally. The passenger train was running 30 miles an hour when she collided. The loco motives were telescoped into each oth er. The property loss exceeds $30,000. B'-iHir.oton Freight Train Wrecked. GAIJESBURH, His.. Dec. 29. A Bur lington freight train ran into an open switch at Denbck tins morning. Fire man Bangor and Brakeman John Long were killed atui Engineer Healy was seriously hurt. The engine and 15 cars were demolished. To Test Demc-'-aqe Charges. WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.—A case involving the right of railways to charge demurage on privately owned cars was filed by the Clark oil com pany, of Cleveland, against the Cin cinnati. Chicago and St. Louis railway, today with the interstate commerce commission. The plaintiff charged $29 per car demurrage on two private tank cars. The decision will settle a ques tion which has been disputed for many years by shippers. Missionaries Massacred in Liberia. WASHINGTON, Dec. 29. — A report received from Minister Lyon at Mon rovia. Liberia, tells of the massacre of Missionary John G. Tate and Is of hi" followers by Doos tribesmen, who hor ribly mutilated th»- bodies of their vic tims. Bryan Back in London. LONDON. Dec. 29.—William J. Bryan arrived from the continent to day. He sails for America on the Cel tic tomorrow. He says he doesn't enre to discuss the presidential nination, but will support the democratic lead ers. Excitement in Cotton Market. NEW YORK. I>r. -There was another turbulent scene on the cotton exchange this 111011110?. Buyers beat May and July down 4/) points in a few minutes. The bulls rallied and carried it back to the I t-cent level. Night Watchman Unwilling Witness. WEST POINT. Ya.. Dec. 29.—A night watchman last night was held up by three bandits bound and gagged, inarched to the postoflice and compell ed to witness the blowing open of the safe. The robbers escaped with $2100. RUSSIAN LAWYER IS UNDER ARREST His Offense Is Having Acted as Coun sel for Jews in Trials at Kishineff. BERLIN". Dec. 29.—Solokoff. a lead ing Russian lawyer and a son of the -zar's chaplain, has been arrested or orders from the Russian minister of :he interior. Plevne, because he repre sented the Jews at the Kishineff trial Plevne has decreed that gentile law ,-ears shall not be permitted to repre sent Jews in the law courts. NUMBER 246. CABINET MEETING - Many Important Ques tions Discussed. PANAMA ISSUE WAS PARAMOUNf The P. *ations of Jews Regarding Pro* posed Massacre at Kishineff Considered. I WASHINGTON, Dec. 39. —A special meeting of the cabinet was held late this afternoon, the first since the ad i i jour nment of congress. It is supposed | that Panama was the chief topic, al i though a number of minor depart* mental matters were considered. It is likely also that the proposed massacre jof the .lews at Kishineff on Jewish Christmas was brought up, the presi* , j dent having received many appeals I from Jew ish Organizations to intercede I with tlie czar. It 's believed the only thing that ( in he done by America is :to direcl Ambassador McCormick at St. Petersburg to acquaint the Russian j foreign offi< •• with these appeals. A i request to the esar »■> take action on the predicted outrage would give s**r | ions offense without any gain. Simon Wolf'of the Bnalßritta called, at the i state department this morning and I personally presented a petition. Wr»- With Colombia Expected. WASHINGTON, Dec. 29. Or, good authority it was stated this afternoon that secret orders have been issued to the commanders of troops at various stations on the Pacific '-oast to pre pare their men for instant service at Panama in case necessity should arise. These orders were senl at the instance of tli" general stair which believes that fighting will occur. The three trans ports. Sherman, ("rook and Hu ford, have been ordere ' t<> be held In readi ness ai San '•'ran is< > to carry soldiers. Lieutenant Colonel Sh.i! -. an ex perl on fortifications has been ordered! ni proi I to Panama to select strat egic points that can be speedily occu pied by the American forces. The bares ordered to prepare for Panama ne the first, fifth and Thirty-fourth, batteries of tlie Held artillery now at the Presidio; the eighth battery of field artillery at Vancouver; four troops of th.' Ninth avalry, colored, now at Monterey; the Nineteenth In fantry al Vancouver, and a battalion of ihe Thirteenth infantry at I-1. Ma son. Ft. McDowell and Benecta .bar racks. General ' McArthur*s recall from Honolulu is said to be in pre paration for the Panama campaign. Lieutenant Hsiir-s Is on Trial. SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 29. —Lieuten- mt Oscar O. Haines, Of the 1 "nited States revenue cutter Manning is be ing courtmartialed today <m the charge of conduct unbecoming an officer. It Is alleged that he seduced under th** promise of marriage Miss Fannie Fahs, wh<> has Bued Elaine for $15,000 for breach of ["'"mis.-. Banquet Was Called Off. SACRAMENTO, Dec. 29.—The painters' union last night was to have; its annual banquet at the Palace res taurant, but was forbidden by the council •ol Federated Trades because Chinese cooks are employed there. THREE REVOLUTIONS IN SAN DOMINGO Nobody Seems to Know What It Is All About —More Warships Sent There. WASHINGTON. Dec. 29.—Minister Powell cabled the state department to day th.it three separate revolutions are now in progress In San Domingo and that warship Newport is inade quate for protection of American in terests. The navy department imm"- liately instructed the South Atlantic squadron to send one more ship to the cene.