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Tonight and Wednesday occa ,ionivl rain. VOLUME XXXI. OLYMPIA HOUSE VS. SENATE They Disagree on Railway Commission Bill SBITE STAHOS WITH THE LOBBY House Committee Led by Crane Will Offer a Bill That Will Mean Business. : , r Lai to the Evening Statesman. OLYMPIA, Feb. 21. —The house and senate this morning passed Baker's concurrent resolutions for the appoint ment of a joint committee to choose some suitable gift for the new battle ship Washington. The speaker ap pointed as the house members of this committee; Crandall, Roth and N. E. Linsiey. The house railroad committee has broken from the joint committee and this afternoon or tomorrow will in voduce its own railroad bill. This Kitt follow the lines of the bill pre pared by the joint sub-committee, which really was dictated by Repre sentative Crane. The joint railroad committee would not stand for Crane's sub-committee bill. The bill to be in troduced by the house committee is still stronger in that it gives not only the railroads but shippers the right of appeal. It exempts street railway and interurban systems. Anarchy in the Caucasus. LONDON, Feb. 21.—The Exchange Telegraph has a St. Petersburg dis patch reporting a state of anarchy in tie Caucasus.- Massax;i^<,ar«-^4MSM**?* ring; on sides. The oil wells are ablaze, trains have been destroyed, river navigation stopped, and the peacable element is in a state of ter ror. The authorities are inefficient. HINTS BIG SUM AS DAMAGES MAHR BRINGS SUIT AGAINST UNION PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY. Alle 9es Injuries Received That Will Doable Him for the Remainder of His Life. Wetfng that he has received in- W« that win permanently disable h 'm fo r t i 1(1 remainder of his life, En**! Kahr ~f Walla Walla, througn attot Mi Donald & Rupp, has fenced suit in the United States tttrfct court against the Union Pa- X Railroad company, asking for m tie sum of $40,000. ane Ses In his complaint that ut, Wyoming, on September f .' 1 ftas a passenger on a : the defendant under an nut the company was to '•anspoit -ma a »a cany various articles 1 turrtiture and domestic v the property of the plaintiff. Ui!h Ptatotlfl, in the ear from Col °- to Walla Walht; that carelessly and negli «msrtu a ° ar lhat was faulty v iJed U ' te l Was not P ro P erl y Pro *mj ha air ' brakes and that other cea f Ol . the safe handling Qf thG lm Pe'fect : that while the car *, ft! 1 * 118 ° n a side track at Look the^ ebv c Same vas m <>ved two feet, 1 causing a heavy door of the feat f thr ° W 11 violentl >- and with in. v ° rce a ?*inst the plaintiff, strlk *^th m b UP ° n aUd across the hea 3. face. i aw . rUlSing and lacerating his head ' burstin S the ear iag ° c teft e ar. partially fractur- " 11 and oth erwise greatly in :id bruiaing plaintiff; that by - Said h,jur »es he has suffered of T has suff ered the total u se of the left eye and the e *Vh* h e Vlslon of the right I anH°" S ° f hearin * in the left ear.. IfmV a seri °us impairment of the **** aJT UltieS ' paral y s is of the face a " lUSCIeS ° f the left side of l4an T b ° dy ' and ° tber serous, per manent injuries. Tuclvening Statesman RIOTING IN THE CAUCASUS Russian Troops Have Hands Full in Province BLOODY STREET BATTLE IH BAKU General Oyama Reports Skirmish Fighting at the Front Not Far From Mukden. Rioting at Baku. ST. PETERSBLTRG, Feb. 21.—Dis patches from Baku state that in a street fight between Mussulmen and Armenians Sunday 35 were killed and wounded. Fighting was resumed yes terday. Reinforcements were sum moned and the rioters are being sub dued today 1 . Oyama Reports Skirmishes. TOKIO, Feb. 21.—Oyama reports a small infantry attack by Japanese on Fang Shan yesterday. The Russians shelled Eapatai Sunday with heavy guns. The Third Baltic Fleet. COPENHAGEN. Feb. 21.—The Rus sian third Baltic fleet today is coaling near the Skaw. preparatory to pro ceeding on its journey to the far east. Russians Fortifying Vladivostock. TOKIO. Feb. 21—In anticipation of an attack on Vladivostock the Rus sians are throwing up entrenchments on the northern bank of Tumen river. THECHADWICK INDICTMENTS Federal grand jury returns another big bunch at cleveland. Several Bank Presidents and Cashiers Are Charged With Embezzlement and False Entries. CLEVELAND, Feb. 21.—The federal grand jury this afternoon returned several indictments against Mrs. Chad wick and several bankers, including Spear, who is indicted for misapplica tion o fthe funds of the Oberlin bank. L. P. Oliger, president of the Wor cester National bank is charged with embezzlement and false entries; J. R. Zimmerman, director of the same bank, is indicted for aiding and abetting the same offense; C. M. Traver and O. C. Little, president and cashier of the First National bank of Conneaut, 0., are indicted on 18 counts. PLATT LOSES HIS SUIT HE CAN-NOT RECOVER FORTUNE FROM HANNAH ELI AS, THE NEGRESS. Justice O'Connor Dismisses the Suit of the Badgered Millionaire Who Alleged Blackmail. NEW YORK. Feb. 21—Justice O Gorman, in the supreme court this afternoon dismissed the suit of oJhn R. Piatt, the aged millionaire, to re cover $685,000 from Hannah Elias, the negress, whom Piatt alleged by threats of exposure, forced him to give her the large bulk of his fortune. Costly Fire at Boston. BOSTON, Feb. 21—Fire between 1:30 and 4 this morning destroyed Piers 3 and 4 of the Hoosic tunnel dock together with hundreds of thou sands of dollars' worth of freight. It badly damaged the steamships Delton Hail and the Philadelphia. The loss will reach $1,500,000. Two firemen and two members of the Philadelphia's crew were severely injured. THE EVENING STATESMAN • WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1905. ESCH-TOWNSEND BILL DOOMED Senate Has no Time for Such Legislation ELKIHS. MAKES THE ANNOUNCEMENT He Promises That His Committee Will Investigate Subject of Rail road Rates. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—The death knell of railroad rate legislation in the senate at this session was sound ed today when Senator Elkins, chair man of the committee on interstate commerce, on the floor of the senate practically gave formal notice that all efforts to secure such legislation had been abandoned and that it was the intention of the committee to'con tinue its inquiry during the coming summer. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—Speaker Cannon today informed the commit tee on public buildings and grounds that he would not grant a special rule for the consideration of the public buildings bill, carrying $9,500,000 A petition signed by 300 members ask ing that the bill be considered was presented to the speaker, but he was obdurate. The advocates of the statehood bill has abandoned hope of legislation at this session. Senator Teller has served notive on them that he will not allow the bill to go to conference so long as the senate coftfreres are not in favor of the bill which passed the senate. Santa Fe Turned Down. LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Feb. 21.— Judge Welborn, in the federal court has denied an injunction asked for by the Santa Fe railroad to restrain striking boilermakers from attempt ing to keep men from work in the company's shops at San Bernardino. The judge heid that the federal court has no jurisdiction. FATAL RAILROAD WRECKS TODAY Southern Pacific Wrecked In California-One Person Killed and Several Injured-Six Reported Killed in Wreck of North Coast Limited Near Hope, Idaho. SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Feb. 21.— The north bound Southern Pacific Coast Line train was wrecked be tween Santa Anita and St. Augustine early this morning. William Lowrie of San Francisco was instantly killed and many passen gers were injured. Mrs. C. J. Pitceon of Staples, Minn., had her shoulder sprained. Mrs. J. H. McClung, of Berthrand, Kas., had her back sprained. W. W. Blake, mail clerk, of Fruit vale, Cal., is bruised about the body and legs and his condition is serious. P. G. Negricht, fireman of San Luis Obispo, was bruised about the body. A porter is also said to be seriously UTAH HAS A SCANDAL. Money for St. Louis Affair Was Misappropriated. SALT LAKE, Feb. 21.—The inquiry into the financial affairs of the Utah commission at the Louisina Purchase exposition began in the house of rep resentatives this morning. Very grave charges are made regarding missing funds. Ex-Governor Wells was the first witness. Three witness es, one of them a commission official and a member of one of the best known families of the state, cannot be found. Ex-Governor Wells today told brief ly the story of the discovery of the forgery of his name to warrants for $2100 and of his dramatic meeting with his brother-in-law, John Cannon, sec retary of the commission, who did not deny the crime. He said he had not seen him since that day and he did not know where he had gone. ESTABLISHED 1861 Cannon Refuses. ILLINOIS WITH KANSAS Legislature Will Take Action Against Standard Oil PIPE LINES ARE COMMON CARRIERS Standard Oil Stock Takes Big Drop in Wall Street Owing to Fight Against Trust. SPRINGFIELD. Ills., Feb. 21.—Res olutions were introduced in the legis lature today expressing sympathy with Kansas in the fight against the Stand ard Oil company and providing for a committee of investigation of the Standard Oil pipe line with a view to decvlaring it a common carrier. The legislators are apparently eager to as sist Kansas in his struggle with the oil monopoly and an immediate hear ing in demanded on the resolutions. Illinois Will Help Kansas. NEW YORK, Feb. 21.—Standard Oil stock todays sold for $600 a share, a decline of 31 points within a week, the esult of the agitation in Kansas and other western states. The drop rep resents a shrinkage of $31,000,000. Government Upholds Osage Lease. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—Represen tative Campbell of Kansas, called on Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock today and requested him fully to in vestigate the blanket lease of 700.000 acres of the best oil and gas lands in the Osage Indian reservation to the Standard Oil company. He alleged the lease was obtained by fraud. The subject was discussed at the cabinet meeting today. Secretary Hitchcock at the*' close of the meeting, said that the view of the administration is that the parties owning the lease had cer tain vested right with which it would be unjust for the government to inter fere. General Stoessel in Crimea. THEODOSA, Crimea. Feb. 21.—Gen eral Stoessel arrived here this morn ing enroute to St. Petersburg. injured. The wrecked train was~"the first sec tion of No. 9. While going at a mod erate rate of speed it struck a land slide which had almost completely filled up the cut. The engine, mail baggage and three tourist cars were hurled from the track, turning partly over. Relief trains were immediately sent out and the track was soon clear ed, the train proceeding to San Fran cisco with the injured. Coast Limited Wrecked. SPOKANE, Feb. 21.—The North Coast Limited was wrecked at Hope. Idaho, and seven persons are reported killed. G. A. R. VETERAN DEAD. James C. Mason Passes Away in Walla Walla—Funeral Yesterday. James C. Mason, an old G. / A. R. veteran and father of George Mason, pharmacist in the Martin drug store, died Sunday at the residence of his son, No. 162 East Chestnut street of cancer of the stomach. Mr. Ma son was aged 72 years and came to Walla Walla three years ago. He was born in Gennessee, N. V., and was a first sergeant of Company E, First Regiment Washington Territory Vol unteers. He was honorably discharged at Fort Vancouver in 1865 soon after the close of the civil war. The funeral took place from the Mason residence yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Morton Gregory. pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. Interment was in the G. A. R. cemetery. PROSECUTE BEEF TRUST Federal Grand Jury is Galled at Chicago MANY WITNESSES ARE SUMMONED Persons Named in Judge Grosscup's Restraining Order Will Probably Be Indicted. CHICAGO, Feb. 21.—Upon orders from Washington, a special federal grand jury venire was ordered today and ten deputy United States marshals were sent out with supoenas sum moning more than 25 members of the socalled beef trust. When the jury is sworn in these men will be taken before it and an attempt will be made to indict the persons restrained by Judge Grosscup's decision in the beef trust case, which was recently sus tained by the United States supreme court. District Attorney Sol Bethea. who has been quietly mapping out the cam paign for months, will direct the fight for the goveftiment. More than ISO witnesses have been subpoenaed. These will testify concerning the oper ations of the packers. It is believed the investigation by the grand jury will occupy several weeks and will be the most exhaustive ever conducted. Among the witnesses summoned is practically every man prominently identified with the packing house bus iness in Chicago. Officers have been dispached with subpoenas to 15 other cities including St. Paul, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Boston. New York." Oniana and St. Louis. The work of serving the sub poenas in Chicago was practically completed this afternoon. Most of the witnesses are clerks, managers and private secretaries of packers. The grand jury r which is to be drawn will report March 2, and from that date for several weeks the probing body will delve into the workings of the al leged trust. DOWLING IS ENJOINED COURT SAYS HE MUST NOT IN TERFERE WITH YELLOW HAWK SCHOOL HOUSE. Matter Will Come to Trial February 27 —Dowling Explains His Side of It. The controversy between the school directors of District Xo. 23 and Pat rick Dowling. involving title to the plot of ground on which the Yellowhawk school now stands, took a new turn today when the directors secured a re straining order in the superior court enjoining Dowling from interfering with the school house. The order is effective until the case can come u\> for hearing next Friday. In petitioning for a restraining order the directors cited the fact that the ground has been in possession of the District for 30 years. They pray that the court issue an order declaring the district the legal owner of the prop erty. Dowling. who lays claim to the ground, fenced up the school yard sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning. When the teacher. Miss Jones, and her pupils assembled for school yesterday they found the school house door nailed up and a formidable lot of barb wire strung around the grounds. Speaking of the controversy be tween himself and the directors Mr. Dowling said this morning that he was not desirous of closing up the school, but that his action was merely to force the directors to come to time. He said he had offered the ground to the district for $125 and the matter was voted on last Saturday afternoon, but through the efforts of a number of school patrons in the district it was voted down. He claims that in fixing the boundaries of the land a mistake was made and the school house had been erected on ground not included in the deed. The matter had drifted along until the present time. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS: Blue Stem. So cents Club. 74 cents f.o.b. LITTLE HOPE FOR MINERS One Hundred and Fifty En tombed Near Birmingham MANY RESCUERS ARE AT WORK There Is Hardly a Chance That Any of the Buried Miners Have Survived. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 21.—Res cuers are at work in the Virginia mine where an explosion late yesterday af ternoon imprisoned 150 miners. They labored all night, digging through tons of debris in the effort to reach the en tombed men. It was reported early this morning that 60 bodies had been found, but this was not confirmed. It is known that the rescuers are near ing the spot where the men are im prisoned. Practically all hope of find ing the men alive has been abandoned as the mine is filled with after damp and many rescuers being overcome had to be taken to surface to be re vived. By 9 o'clock nine bodies had been taken from the mine. The faces are so blackened that they are almost un recognizable. Three hundred rescuers are at work 1000 feet below the sur face. Progress is slow on account of the great mass of earth between them and the dead. The numbeft of men in the mine at the time of the explosion is now placed at 116. including the bodies already recovered. It is definitely known that the cause of the explosion was the action of the,day shift just before they left the mines at 4* o'clock in over charging one of the shots. When the nitfht shift came on and a "dry shot" was fired it set fire to the gasy air and a sheet of flame 100 feet high shot up ward from the of the mine. A great fall of timber and earth fol lowed, completely closing the mouth of the mine. DROPPED DEAD ON STREET MRS. THOMAS BAKER, PIONEER OF? UMATILLA COUNTY, DIES VERY SUDDENLY. While Passing Along Street Fell Over in Death —Had Been in Oood Health. PENT>LETON, Feb. 21.—While pass, ing- down Webb street, in front of the doorway of the Masonic hull, anl while in apparently the best of health, Mrs. Thomas Baker, one of the oldest pioneers in Umatilla county, dropped dead from heart disease yesterday af ternoon. • She was the wife of Thomas Baker, who has resided on the Umatilla river about two miles west of Horse Shoe curve, for the past 3"> years, until re cently, when they removed to this city. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her. She was 65 years of age and has been in good health. Little Czarovitch Is 111. BERLIN, Feb. 21.—The Lokal An zinger reports that the czarovitch of Russia is ill and several physicians have been summoned to Tsarkoe-Selo. ♦ BIG LAND DEAL. • ♦ ♦ ♦ Harvey McDonald today com- ♦ ♦ plete.3 the purchase of 378.54 acres ♦ ♦ of land in Walla Walla county ♦ ♦ from Mathew Strum and wife, the ♦ ♦ consideration being an even $20,- ♦ -♦- 000. The land is located in sec- ♦ ♦ tion 5, township 7. range 32; sec- ♦ ♦ tion 32, township 8, range 36 and ♦ ♦ section 25, township 8, range 35. ♦ ♦ The deed which was filed in the ♦ ♦ auditor s office this afternoon is ♦ ♦ one of the largest filed this year. ♦ Mr. Sturm continues in possession ♦ ♦ until April L "* NUMBER 291.