Tonight and Friday cloudy and
threatening, with probably light
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
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
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
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
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
THEY WERE QUASHED BY THE
CIRCUIT COURT IN CHICAGO
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
WILL HAVE AIRSHIP JOURNEY.
Prizes Will Be Distributed Among
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,
One of His Anti-Ostoepath Bills
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.
Accused Senators May Ge£ Out of
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
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
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
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1905.
A FIRM STAND
Is Opposed to the River and
ALSO TO PUBLIC BUILDINGS BILL
Celilo Canal Appropriation Involved
—Effort Will Be Made to Pass
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
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
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
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
The accident occurred at S this
816 GERMAN STRIKE ENDS
TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND MIN
ERS WILL GO BACK TO
The Strikers Were Reduced by Nec
essity to Give Up Fight—Hope
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
ADOLPh WEBER'S TRIAL.
Some Important Testimony for the
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
"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.
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
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
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
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.
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