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Tonight and Friday cloudy and threatening, with probably light mo"- VOLUME XXXI. ROOSEVELT AS PEACEMAKER MAY OFFER HIS GOOD OFFICES President Bartholdi of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Sug gests This Course to the President-Believes Neither Belligerent Would Take Ottense. WASHINGTON, Feb. ».-At the suggestion of Representative Bar , ~. Missouri, in his capacity as !t!lt of the inter-parliamentary c union, President Roosevelt is ....tously considering the advisability t tendering the good offices of the United States in the direction of peace the far east without waiting for t request from the belligerents. Bar , v ca iied at the White House this morning and presented informally rea sons why the United States could do . hls without offense to Russia or Japan. The president promised to onsu lt Secretary Hay as to the feas ibility of the proposition. Legislation for Workmen. ST PETERSBURG, Feb. 9.—The government's attitude toward the workmen is daily more conciliatory. Another meeting of manufacturers and ih* minister of finance was held to jay. The manufactureres declared fc>y .vould reject the workmen's de fends unconditionally. The minister of finance urged them to make all pos sible concessions. He announced that egislation had been enacted in favor & the workmen. Two hundred factory engineers have issued a manifesto their employers. The manu facturers have decided to dismiss the engineers. Sentences for Rioters. ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 9.—The curt which has been trying the cases t tin**- charged with connection with ihe anti-Jewish riots at Gomel, a year igo have handed down the following Sixteen Russians are ac and thirteen Jews are sen enceJ five months and ten days' imprisonment with the loss of civil :is,'hts. Twelve Russians and 12 Jews ed to the same term with rot less of civil rights. Four Russians and six Jews are sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. Eleven prisoners are xntei ed to a fortnight's imprison- rioting for which the prisoners ■ere sentenced occurred in August, LIEUT. GUSTIN WOUNDED SHOT in ENGAGEMENT BE TWEEN SCOUTS AND PULA JANES IN SAMAR. ls a Walla Walla Boy— OtU Scout Was Killed and Five Were Wounded. Washington, Feb. ».—a cabie ' " h " war department from Sorbin at Manila reports an - Swnent between Philippine scouts - ftOajaneß at San Jose, Samar, in : Be* •:••! Lieutenant M. C. Gustin * led on « scout killed and 8 *'°unded. a thousand Puiajanes '••cated at Mt. Tamo. Am °opa are operating with the •coats • i v "Stooge them. An addi att *uon of infantry has been " J ■■■■■ island. Ueateaant m ~ ... ' *■ ' 'Tustin's home is Walia. He left the city a - December and enlisted ~* COn<l Cavalry. After being .he was for a time de "ecret service of the and eaitt thi tinted . i Year Wa * aP " lieutenant in the Phil- S " Ht * waa an °Ld soldier, S'... ; two enlistments in the ... : When the war with first 1 he was commission • of Company I of I Kington regiment. He ■ pt tae regiment was in VMfti s an<3 waa made first :he Eleventh Volunteer r ' Was mustered out in W* -H I? UrDed t0 Wa «a Walla and w„ " s a member of the I dUa nr. department. The Evening statesman 1903. Fighting in the streets resulted in the death of three non-commis sioned officers, two soldiers, two He brews and two Christians and the in juring of four Christians and four He brews. Two hundred and fifty Hebrew shops were pillaged. Little Change in Situation. WARSAW, Feb. 9.—There is little change in the strike situation, except that most of the strikers who resumed work are out again. The authorities fear a recurrence of rioting. At Kieff troops proceeding to Manchuria were countermanded to remain as long as the local situation requires. Soldiers sleeping in the streets are prepared for action. At Lodz and Dombrova factories are guarded by deputies ap pointed by workmen. The authorities at Lodz have agreed to make conces sions to the strikers, but the govern ment will not permit any concession at Dombrova. General Engagement Is Expected. TOKIO, Feb. 9.—A report from Manchuria states that the Russians continued the bombardment In the di rection of Sha river the night of Feb ruary 7. and continued entrenching in front of Lieu Chen Pao, in the vicin ity of Hei Kou Tai. It is believed a general engagement will take place before a thaw occurs which will ren der the movement of big guns impos sible. The emperor and empress of Japan have contributed 50.000 roubles to the purchase of delicacies for the army and navy, during the celebration of the national holiday. February 11. Vice President Taka HazTof the bank of Japan, will leave for America and England via Vancouver February 17 to negotiate a fourth domestic loan. To Relieve Kuropatkin. BERLIN, Feb. 9.—The Local An zieger learns from a Russian official source that Grand Duke Nicholas Nicholavitoh, inspector general of the Russian cavalry, will start for Man churia next week to relieve Kuropat kin. IROQUOIS INDICTMENTS THEY WERE QUASHED BY THE CIRCUIT COURT IN CHICAGO THIS MORNING. Technical Defects Were Fatal —New Indictments May Be Drawn at Any Time. CHICAGO. Feb. 9.—The indictment against Will Davis, manager of the Iroquois theater, destroyed by fire December 30, 1903, with a loss of life aggregating 575, was quashed today by Judge Koersten, with Judge Green sitting on the bench. Errors in the indictment are the basis of the decis ion, which also renders inoperative the indictments against Stage Car penter Cummings and Business Mana ger Noonan. The court held that new indictments could be drawn, as there is no statute of limitations against manslaughter. WILL HAVE AIRSHIP JOURNEY. Prizes Will Be Distributed Among Successful Contestants. PORTLAND. Feb. 9.—Plans are now being formed by the Lewis and Clark exposition management for an airship tournament to take .place during the fair. Prizes will be awarded to tne successful contestants and ambitious inventors from all over the world will enter the competition, and a new era in rapid transit is likely to be inaug urated through their efforts to solve the problem of aerial navigation. The Baldwin airship from San Fran cisco which made several successful flights at St. Louis will be entered and much is expected of that craft. J. E. Paul of Seattle has invented an airship with which he expects to make a successful flight at Portland. THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, DR. WILSON TAKEN DOWN One of His Anti-Ostoepath Bills Is Defeated. HUTSOrS WELL LIEN BILL PASSES Bill Introduced Providing for a Su perior Court Stenographer at $7.50 Per Day. Special to the Evening Statesman. OLYMPIA, Feb. 9.—Senator Hutson's bill No. 26, passed the senate this morning. It provides for a lien on adjoining property for well digging. Senator Wilson's bill, No. 128, to prevent the spread of contagious dis eases and providing for a revised sys tem of births and deaths was defeated In the senate. The osteopaths and other practitioners claimed it was aim ed to injure their business. McCoy in the house introduced a bill prohibiting the unauthorized wear ing of badges of secret orders. Hoch introduced a bill for an offi cial superior court stenographer to receive $7.50 each day for his work. BRIBERY SCANDAL. Accused Senators May Ge£ Out of Their Scrape. SACRAMENTO, Feb. 9.—Thy senate devoted the morning- session to tne discussion of the question of whether or not the four members accused of taking bribes will be allowed to tes tify on oath before the senate com mittee making an investigation of the charge thereby being from prosecution in the courts of law. The chairman of the investigation commit tee presented a resolution asking for instructions from the senate. It is taken as granted that some, if not all, the senators under suspicion would make as absolute confession as Jor dan has done if allowed to do so under oath. Jordan repeated before the grand jury this morning his confes sion of complicity the same as he stat ed to the senate committee last night. After coming from the jury room he said: "If I had done what those sen ators wanted me to do perjured my self before the senate committee I'd be in jail today and they would be laughing.*' Bridgman Is Sentenced. HELENA, Mont., Feb. 9. —Federal Judge Hunt today overruled the mo tion of the defendant for an arrest of judgment and sentenced M. L. Bridg man, former Indian agent at the Belk nap reservation, to three years in the penitentiary for defrauding the gov ernment. CLERKS STRIKE AT COURT HOUSE Three Quit Their Jobs Following Order of Commissioners Reducing Pay From $3.00 to $2.50 Per Day. Following an order made by the board of county commissioners late yesterday evening that hereafter clerks employed in county offices shall be paid not to exceed $2.50 a day and that no extra help shall be employed without being sanctioned by the board, Mrs. Walter L. Cadman and Hugh Bentley. employed in Assessor Berry man's office, and L. C. Goodwin, draughtsman in the county surveyor's office, quit their positions at noon to day, declaring that they would not continue work at the new rate of wages. The two clerks in the asses sor's office have been paid at the rate of $3 per day. As a result of the strike Assessor Berryman is left short of help. "It Is unfair of the commissioners to expect me to secure competent help at $2.50 a day," Assessor Berryman said this afternoon. "The work is very exact ing and is well worth the wages the county has paid for the past eight years. The commissioners called me before them last evening and stated their position. Chairman Morrow said ESTABLISHED 1861 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1905. CANNON TAKES A FIRM STAND Is Opposed to the River and Harbor Bill. ALSO TO PUBLIC BUILDINGS BILL Celilo Canal Appropriation Involved —Effort Will Be Made to Pass Bills Anyway. WASHINGTON. Feb. 9— Speaker Cannon today declared his opposition to the passage of the public building bill and the river and harbor bill on the ground of economy. An effort will probably be made to put the bills through despite the opposition of Can non. A petition is being circulated in the house calling upon the chairman of the republican caucus to call a meeting tomorrow to outline party action on the statehood bill, recently amended by the senate to strike out Arizona and give separate statehood to new Mexico. Hepburn of lowa, closed the debate on tl|e railroad rate bill in the house at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Thi Davey bill, the democratic sub stitute for the Esch-Townsend bill was lost by a vote of 151 to 18t>. The Esch-Townsend bill passed the house this afternoon by a vote of 326 ayes to 17 noes. FROM ST. LAKE TO LOS ANGELES The First Passenger Train Over the New Route. SALT LAKE, Feb. 9.—The first pas senger train from Salt Lake to Los Angeles over the Salt Lake route left this morning. It was a special carry ing Vice President Clark. General Manager Wells and a party of railroad officials and friends. The road is not to be opened for regular traffic before the end of April. Brings Survivors of a Shipwreck. NEW YORK, Feb. 9.—The Standard Oil company's steamer City of Everett, bound for this port from Sabine Pass, Texas, returned today with her bow damaged and 20 shipwrecked seamen from the Norwegian steamship Leif Erickson, which was sunk in a collis ion with the Everett February 4, off Cape Pomaine, Fla. Two of the Erick son's crew were drowned. George Lorens Is Improving. TOLEDO, 0., Feb. 9.—The condition of George E. Lorens, convicted with August W. Machen of postal frauds, and who is ill at his home in this city, is rapidly improving. He expects to leave for Washington next Monday. that taxpayers were complaining of the heavy expenses incurred in con ducting the affairs of the county and that they looked to the new board for some relief. I pointed out that the work in the assessor's office is three times greater than it was four years ago, but still the board expected the work to be done with less help. Now the commissioners have gone still fur ther and reduced the salary paid clerks from $3 to $2.50 a day. It will be im possible to secure help at this rate and I surely will not assume the re sponsibility of incompetent clerks." The commissioners are looking after road matters in the Touchet country today and no expression as to what course the board will pursue in the matter could be obtained. Assessor Berryman finds himself in a very em barrassing position as a result of the strike. If the commissioners do not rescind their action as far as the as sessor's office is concerned the as sessor will be compelled to train new clerks, provided he can secure them for the wages paid, which he says is very doubtful. PASSENGER TRAIN JUMPS ORIDGE THREE MEN DEAD; MANY INJURED Overland Limited on the Milwaukee Road Runs Off the Track While Going at the Rate of Seventy Miles an Hour-One Hundred Passengers Aboard. DES MOINES, la.. Feb. 9.—A tele phone message from Melbourne. 25 miles from Dcs Moines, says that the Milwaukee passenger train which left Chicago last night for Dcs Moines, broke through a bridge two miles west. Five persons are reported killed and many injured. Eight coaches were overturned. The train was the "Overland Limit ed" and it left Chicago at 6:05 last night. According to officials of the road upwards of 100 passengers were on the train. The injured were tar ried to Melbourne and Rhodes, the two nearest towns. The accident occurred at S this 816 GERMAN STRIKE ENDS TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND MIN ERS WILL GO BACK TO WORK. The Strikers Were Reduced by Nec essity to Give Up Fight—Hope for Relief. BERLIN, Feb. 9.—The strike of 200,000 miners in Rhine province has been ended by the capitulation of the miners whose funds were exhausted. Work is to be resumed tomorrow. The miners are relying on the gov ernment's promise to enact laws to improve their condition. The failure of the strike is the most crushing blow ever inflicted upon German labor unions. ADOLPh WEBER'S TRIAL. Some Important Testimony for the Prosecution. AUBURN, Cal.. Febrl. 9.—Clarence Gear was the star witness In the Adolph murder trial today. He testified to assisting in bringing the bodies of the Weber family from the burning building. He also corrobo rated the testimony of Walter Crosby, who saw the defendant pass by his livery stable shortly before the fire was discovered. J. A. Powell had previously testified that the defendant had entered the American hotel wash room just previous to that time and May Clark saw him coming from the direction of the Weber home and to ward the American hotel. Gear also testified that he found the pistol with which the murder was evidently com mitted under the Weber barn. He said the pistol was covered with blood and it had five unloaded shells in its cham ber and five loaded, ones lying along side. The witness was on the- stand most of the forenoon. Promotion for Calvin. PORTLAND. Feb. 9.—lt Is officially announced today that E. E. Calvin, general manager of the Oregon di vision of the Southern Pacific system, will be promoted to be general man ager and vice president, vice Markham resigned. B. A. Worthington, former ly secretary for C. P. Huntington and now assistant director of mainten ance and equipment, suceeds Calvin. Says "He's the Worst Villian Living." ST. LOUTS, Mo., Feb. 9. —A letter from Mrs. Celestine Barton, first wife of "Lord" Barrington, who is now in the Clayton jail under sentence of death for the murder of J. J. McCann, was received by the police today. Mrs. Barton urges the authorities to exe cute her husband without further de lay, as she fears he will find a way to escape the gallows. She denounces Barrington as a monster. She writes: ' You have, without exaggeration and impartially speaking, captured the smoothest, slickest, most hypercriti cal and worst villian there is on Cod's universe today. "He is an ingrate, ticket-of-leave man, convict, burglar, house-breaker, murderer, bigamist, forger, swindler and a villian of the worst order." LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS: Blue Stem. 80 cents Club. 74 cents f.o.b. NUMBER 281. morning. The train was double and was running 70 miles an hour to mak up time. The wreck was caused by a broken rail 300 feet from the bridge. The engines jumped the track and ran on the ties. The first engine passed the bridge safely but the sec ond broke through and went into the ditch, carrying eight coaches. The coaches were overturned imprisoning the passengers in the cars. So far as known three are dead and 30 injured. The dead are: CONDUCTOR M. If. MARSH. BRA REMAN L. A. MORROS. SHARPSTEIN IS OUT OF RACE WALLA WALLA ATTORNEY WITH DRAWS FROM THE FEDERAL JUDGE CONTEST. Seattle Lawyers Making Hard Fight for Whitson—Judge Brents' Friends Confident. * * ' As predicted in the Evening States man several days ago, John L. Sharp stein is out of the federal judgeship rate. Upon Mr. Sharpstein's return from the Sound cities yesterday af ternoon he publicly announced hn withdrawal from the contest. Hm withdrawal was evidently brought about at the solicitation of B. I>. Crocker, with whom Mr. Sharpstein held a lengthy conference at Tacoma Monday. Whether or not the inducement of fered was the promise of the appoint ment as superior judge of Walla Wal la, in the event of the advancement of Judge Brents, is not known. Many local politicians believe that this was part of the deal and that Governor Mead will name Mr. Sharpstein should the Walla Walla attorney accept th-i position. Reports that come from Seattle are to the effect that quite a number of the attorneys of that city are backing Whitson of North Yakima for the federal judgeship and that they are working as hard as they know how to land him on the bench. In the withdrawal of Sharpstein Judge Brents' friends feel greatly encouraged in the fight they are making for the Walla Walla jurist. They assert that it means the appointment of their candidate and that as soon as the new district is created that President Roosevelt will sign a commission with the "long-fingered" judge's name written on the face of the parchment. Others Not So Hopeful. With others among friends of the Walla Walla judge there is not such a hopeful feeling. The fact that there is a strong fight being made for Whit son, they claim, may result in a com promise being necessary. Should this prove true then it is pointed out that neither Brents nor Whitson would re ceive the appointment, but that "slate" makers would select some of the other aspirants for the place. There are plenty of them and if Brents does not pull down the plum it is hard to tell on whose plate the much coveted piece of "pie" will fall. Are Against Brents. It is stated on good authority that a number of attorneys in Walla Walla have been solicited by friends of Whitson to endorse the Yakima man, and that they have complied. It is also said that affidavits have been pre pared by local attorneys reciting Judge Brents' age. the poor state of his health and other objections which will be forwarded to President Roose velt. In all probability the Walla Walla Bar association will be called upon to take some action regarding the judgeship. If the matter should be taken up by the association it is possible that the friends of Judge Brents will have a hard job on their hands to secure an unanimous en dorsement for him.