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WEATHER FORECAST:
Tonight increasing cloudness fol
lowedby^=Thur.dayrain.
VOLUME XXXI.
TIE BIG STICK
VS, BEEF TRUST
Evidence Against Packers Be
ing Gathered at Chicago
PRESIDENT IS NOW ON WARPATH
The Guilty Conspirators Have Shown
n0 Disposition to Heed Supreme
Court Decision.
CHICAGO, Feb. 22.—The secret in
vestigation of the beef trust continued
today with undiminished energy at
,he office of United States District At
torney Bethea in spite of its being a
holiday. From St. Paul came the re
port that detectives are still busy gath
ering evidence in that section.
Many subpoenaes were served on
packing company employes who could
not be found yesterday. From Wash
ington comes the report that the gov
ernment would have been willing to
atop proceedings, had the packers
shown a disposition to comply with
•ie decision of the supreme court a
Jmth ago upholding Judge Grosscup's
The packers have made no move
toward obeying the injunction," said
a government official, "hence the cail
v,.s of a special grand jury. The presi
dent has found that speaking softly
has no effect and he is determined to
use his big stock."
BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH
DR. HARPER UNDERGOES AN
OPERATION FOR CANCER OF
THE COLON.
Dr. Mcßurney of New York Assisted
by Chicago Surgeons Did
the Work.
JICAGO, Feb. 22—Dr. Mcßurney
Sky York arrived at 10 this morn
fc« to operate on Dr. W. R. Harper,
rresMent of Chicago University, who
■ suffering from cancer of the colon.
Several distinguished Chicago sur
seors win assist. The operation will
I* performed at 2 this afternoon at the
Presbyterian hospital.
Dr. Harper was placed on the oper-
a »ng table at l!: 30. It is reported the
operation is progressing satisfactorily.
NEW MINERAL IN CEYLON.
Viable Find Has Been Reported to
Authorities at London.
L'XDOX. Feb. '12. —A new mineral.
Vulued at U66 per hundredweight, has
en Covered in Ceylon. The fact
* recorded in the report on the results
of Mineral Survey in the island.
ta Issue*, which states that a sample
h **" supposed to be uraninite.
or Pitchblende, proves on complete
yM8 ' t0 be a new mineral, which
■ proposed to name "thorianite."
principal constituent is oxide of
t " armm ' of *Mek it contains 76.22 per
\ - t, an amount far higher than that
mineral known hitherto.
J 0 " 3 ' wbich is used in the manu
js "t nuandeseent gas mantles,
' scarce, and is at present chiefly
Ir °ra the monazite sands of
Brazil Th •
inonanite." says the report,
tia a r '° raJ waetive." an d a footnote to
h w POn SUteS ' 011 the authority of
. filiam Ramsay, that radium is
"•eni in t> ,
mineral, and that it
••■saes considerable quantities of
* ill "givF7ntertainment.
G,fls of St d ~"
Pau| s Will Put on a Play
Tbev Baturd *y N 'ght.
ir? rehe a U " g °* St ' PaU, S sch ° ol
tvea am " g for a P!ay that will be
.. the soh ° ol next Saturday
a ? lonSieUl "' is the piece se-
Hrj. B • • •Gwendolyn Berryman
p s% . u tree Mary Moffatt
' M °n S ie ur - s .. ward
fe tt " u Ed "a Keylor
*W Marsh, Mrs. Bushtree's
S*n e Marjorie Percival
**. Adrienne's suitor
Frances Paine
The evening Statesman
FIVE MINERS
FOUND ALIVE
But They Expired as Soon as
Brought to the Surface
FIFTY-THREE BODIES ARE RECOVERED
The Work of Rescue Is Becoming More
Difficult Owing to the Rush
of Water.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Feb. 22.—Up
to 3 o'clock this morning 48 bodies had
been recovered from the Virginia mine.
It was discovered during the night
that water had broken into the mine
making the work of rescue slow. A
rigid investigation into, the cause of
the accident will be made. It is be
lieved gross negligence was to blame.
Fifty-three bodies had been removed
up to noon. Five men were brought to
the surface alive, but died immedi
ately upon exposure to the outer air.
To Discuss Maritime Questions.
BRUSSELS. Feb. 22.—Practically
all the maritime nations of the world
are represented at a diplomatic confer
ence of admiralty experts begun here
today. The chief object of the confer
ence is to formulate a treaty among
the maritime nations on the subject
of collissions and salvage. The Unit
ed States is represented at the con
ference by former Supreme Court
Justice W. W. Goodrich of New York.
RUSHING WORK ON PIPE LINE
FORTY MEN Eltt? LOVED ON IRRI
GATION PROJECT WEST OF
WALLA WALLA.
Material for Pipe Line Crossing Pine
Creek Being Delivered —Con-
tractor Burlingame Here.
E. C. Burlingame. who is interested
in the Walla Walla Irrigation com
pany and has charge of the work now
being carried on west of Walla Walla
in opening up the Gardena contoured
tracts, was in the city yesterday af
ternoon. "We have a crew of 40 men
and as many teams employed and the
work is being prosecuted as fast as
possible." Mr. Burlingame said. "Ma
terial for the new pipe line, which will
span Pine creek, is being unloaded at
Lowden and transported to the ditch.
We expect to begin work on the pipe
line within a few days when we expect
to increase our force to 50 or 60 men.
"We figure that it will take about
30 days to construct the mile and a
quarter of pipe line but as soon as this
is completed we will be ready to turn
water onto Gardena. There is some
little excavating to be done yet, but as
soon as the Pine creek line is finished
we will consider our work practically
finished."
The Walla Walla Irrigation company
has just issued a prospectus of the
Gardena contoured tracts and has al
ready received hundreds of-inquiries in
regard to this new section which will
be placed on the market within a short
time.
The company which owns something
like 7000 acres has had the tract sur
veyed into acre tracts ranging from
one to 40 acres. Land will be placed
on the market at $100 an acre which
includes a perpetual water right.
Pete Villa Bleeding to Death.
SALINAS, Feb. 22.—Pete Villa, .an
employe of the Southern Pacific, is
bleeding to death at Pacific Grove as
the result of a quarrel over the just
ness of fhe assassination of Sergius.
Robert Boynes struck Villa on the nose
and fractured a bone causing a hem
orrhage which physicians are unable
to stop.
Killed by Bursting Mill Stone.
MONTREAL, Feb. 22.—The bursting
of a millstone in the flour mill at the
Trappist Monastery at Oka resulted
in the death of - Brother Marie and
Brother Abel. An assistant was in
jured.
THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1905.
ESTABLISHED 1861
BRYAN DENIES
THE CHARGE
Has no Interest in Standard
Oil Leases
MORE EVIDENCE AGAINST THE TRUST
Proof That Other Railroads Besides
the Santa Fa Are in League
With Rockefeller.
LINCOLN, Feb. 22.— W. J. Bryan
today denied the charge made by the
Kansas Oil Producers' assertion that
he is financially interested in the Osage
Indian oil land leases.
More Evidence Against Standard Oil.
CHANUTE, Kas., Feb. 22.— W. E.
Connelly, one of the signers of the
charges filed by Congressman Camp
bell against the Standard Oil trust,
has forwarded much additional mater
ial including the charge that Missouri,
Kansas and Texas railway is equally
guilty with the Santa Fe in conspiring
with the Standard Oil.
TOPEKA, Kas.. Feb. 22.—Mayor
Bowen, -of Independence, is authority
for the statement that the consolidated
and interstate companies, of Independ
ence and I. N. Knapp, the biggest pro
ducer of Chanute, have sold to the
trust. Knapp has had a big fight with
the railroads about rates. It is fltaid
his books are invaluable to the gov
ernment investigation. ,
WEBER JURY CAN'T AGREE
THEY DIFFER ONLY ON THE
QUESTION OF MANNER OF
PUNISHMENT.
One Favors Life Imprisonment and
All the Others Would Hang the
Murderer.
AUBURN, Cal., Feb. 22.—The Adolph
Weber jury was still out at 11 a. m.
They cannot agree on the punishment,
one juror still holding out for life im
prisonment, the others voting for
hanging.
The Weber jury this afternoon
brought in a verdict of guiity of mur
der in the first degree without recom
mendations.
QUESTION AS TO LEGALITY.
Of Indian Form of Marriage to be Set
tled by Court.
A most unusual case has been taken
up in the United States federal court
at Portland. It was a case which in
volved the legality of Indian tribal
marriage customs. The complainant
was Wa-lits-pum. an Indian woman,
and the United States and Tse-lap
tse-lap as defendants.
The complaint states that Wa-lits
pum is a full blooded Indian women
of the Umatilla tribe, and a resident
on the Umatilla reservation, and she
seeks to recover lands which were
owned by Suokkop-up-kop-up, her
brother, now deceased, and asserts her
claim under |he rights of inheritance
as the sole surviving relative. Tse
lap-tse-lap also claims and holds pos
session of the property, under the con
tention that she was the wife of Sook
kop-up-kop-up.
To disprove this the complainant de.
| scribes at length the Indian custom of
marriage in which man and woman
j were united simply by the declaration
lof the man that he had taken the
woman as his wife. She states fur-
I ther that the duration of this mar
i riage was entirely dependent upon the
I husband, and could be disavowed at
| the will of the male. The complainant
alleges that during a certain period
Tse-lap-tse-lap was, according to In
dian usage, the wife of Sook-kop-up
kop-up, but that prior to his death
in 1897, he had renounced the defend
ant and that she is therefore not en
titled to participate in the estate of
the deceased.
The government enters into the
controversy by reason of still retain
ing a trusteeship over the lands until
full patent is issued as provided in the
allotment acL f .
PEACE REMOTE
IN THE FAR EAST
Germany Has Nnt Offered to
Act as Mediator
RUSSIA'S INTERNAL TROUBLES
Grand Duke Paul, Restored to Royal
Favor, Arrives at Moscow—Rail
road Strike.
LONDON, Feb. 22. —Baron Hayashi.
Japanese minister, speaking today
said: "So far as Japan can see the
actions of Russia all tend in the direc
tion of continuing the war. There is
no real indication that Russia desires
peace."
Has Not Offered Mediation.
BERLIN. Feb. 22.—The Cologna
Gazette in an editorial apparently in
spired by the foreign office denies that
Germany has offered to mediate be
tween Japan and Russia. It adds that
the internal disturbance is Russia re-
tard rather than aid the conclusion ef
peace.
Opposed to a Revolution.
WARSAW, Feb. 22.—The Polish na
tional democratic party has issued a
manifesto discountenancing a revolu
tion as it would only result in needless
bloodshed.
Railway Service Suspended.
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb.
railway service between Warsaw and
Vienna and Moscow and Kieff has
ceased owing to disaffection among tlae
railway workers. Today the czar or
dered the concession of all
demands of the railway employes in
order to prevent the complete cessa
tion of railway traffic.
Grand Duke Paul at Moscow.
MOSCOW, Feb. 22— Grand Duke
Paul arrived here today. He was met
at the station by his children Dmitri
and Mary, who have been under the
care of Duke Sergius.
Czarovitch Has the Grip.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 22.—The
infant heir to the throne is reported
suffering fiom the grip, although his
condition is not serious.
Rioting at Riga.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 22.—A re
port from Riga this afternoon states
that during street fighting there many

persons were wounded and several
buildings were badly damaged.
Students' Strike Spreading.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 22.—The
strike among the students is spreading
throughout the provinces and numer
ous conflicts between police and stu
dents are reported. Nearly all the
schools in Poland have closed. Sev
eral hundred children under 16 have
been arrested.
Japan Building More Torpedo Boats.
TOKIO, Feb. 22.—The Japanese gov
eminent has ordered the immediate
construction of 25 torpedo boat de
stroyers in the 15 government yards
and 10 private yards.
Russian Bombardment Continues.
TOKIO, Feb. 22.—Oyama reports q
continuation of the Russian bombard
ment of various parts of the Japanese
lines. The Russians recently placed a
large number of heavy guns at Chia
ciatum, two miles west of Ta moun
tain.
Flees Mexico After Wreck of His Train.
AUSTIN, Tex., Feb. 22.— J. H. Do
rem, an American railroad conductor,
has reached Texas after a terrible ex
perience in escaping from Mexican
officers who were seeking to arrest him
on the charge of being responsible for
the recent disastrous wreck of a pas
senger train on the Mexican Nation
al railroad, which resulted in nine per
sons being killed. The wreck occurred
at Ventura, 300 miles south of the Rio
Grande border.
Conductor Dorem knew that, by the
Mexican law, he would be arrested and
kept in prison a long time pending an
investigation into the accident. He
fled to the mountains, then made his
way to a distant- station on the rail
road, where he was picked up by an
American conductor of a freight train
secreted in a car and brought to this
city from the border.
■ mm r.ta
LOWER TARIFF
RECOMMENDED
Reduction on Philippine Sugar
and Tnbacco
HOUSE COMMITTEE FAVORS IT
Ways and Means Committee Votes for
a Twenty-five Per Cent Cut
in Duties.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—The house
committee on ways and means by a
vote of nine to one today authorized
a favorable report on the bill reducing
the tariff duties on tobacco and sugar
from the Philippines to 25 per cent of
the Dingley rates.
Senator Perkins, of California, for
got he was to read Washington's fare
well address in the senate today and
he kept that body waiting for 30 min
utes. When his absence was discov
ered he was telephoned for and arrived
much out of breath, but performed the
assigned duty.
Armenians Wreck a Train.
BERLIN Feb. 22.—The Morgen Post
reports that Armenian Revolutionists
near Baku, derailed a number of trains
on the Caucasian railway, hurling them
over a precipice. Ali the occupants of
the train were killed. The number of
victims is not known.
TREE PLANTING AT FRESNO
TWENTY THOUSAND TREE!
PLANTED »3Y CHILDREN
ALONG PUELIC ROAD.
The Line Will Be Extended Across
the County, a Distance of
Sixty-five Miles.
FRESNO. Feb. 22.—What was pos
sibly the greatest tree planting in the
history of California was that in
Fresno today when all the school chil
dren formed a line along the road
across the plain and planted 25.000
trees. Special trains, automobiles ann
all other varieties of vehicles carrle 1
people to points between here and
Kingsbury. 22 miles distant, armed
with shovels and spades. People from
Fresno, Fowler, Selma. Reedly and
Kingsbury divided the road into dis
tricts and ranchers from along the
route joined in to work. The plan is
to plant trees along the road and
across the country, which is 65 miles
wide. Nearly half of the work will be
completed by sundown.
WOMEN BUNCOED BY MEN.
Invest Their Savings In Swindling
Scheme In England.
LONDON, Feb. 22.—Nineteen thou
sand widows of the poorest class lost
their- savings in the collapse of the
Nelson tea scheme, under which
every widow who purchased a pound
of the company's tea for fifty-two
consecutive weeks, at 70 per cent
above the ordinary price, was guar
anteed a pension of 10 shillings a week
for life. Immense profits were made
by the company in its early stages,
but when the pensions became pay
able these diminished, and Labouchere
assailed the scheme as fraudulent.
It would not take $90,000,000 to
liquidate its pension liabilities, so the
undertaking has gone into bank
ruptcy. Several promoters, including
a prominent member of parliament,
made considerable fortunes out of the
enterprise. Now the widows, who
often pawned goods to make the re
quired payments, are left in absolute
destitution.
Big Fire in London.
LONDON, Feb. 22.—Fire today de
stroyed several establishments of the
Long Acre Motor Car and Carriage in
dustry, causing a loss of $1,250,000.
Rome Bakers on a Strike.
ROME. Feb. 22. —The strike of bak
ers has become general and the gov
ernment has ordered army bakers to
prepare bread for the people. .
LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS,
Blue Stem. 80 cents
Club. 74 centi f.o.b.
SCANDAL IN
HOOSIERDOM
Attempt to Bribe a Member of
the Legisbaturs
TOBACCO TRUST A6ENT ACCUSE!
Member Asserts He Was Offered One
Hundred Dollars to Vote Against
Anti-Cigarette Bill.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Feb. 22.—Dur
ing the discussion of the anti-cigarette
bill in the house today Representa
tive Baker announced that man. then
on the floor, who said he was a repre
sentative of the tobacco trust, offered
him $100 to vote against the bill. Ba
ker said he had three witnesses to
prove the assertion.
Baker produced an envelope con
taining $100 but refused to give the
name of the briber. Speaker Cantweil
called a meeting of the judiciary com
mittee to consider the bribery charges
and begin an investigation. The anti
cigarette bill then passed the house.
The bill makes it unlawful to have
cigarettes in one's possession.
HOCH HELPED BY EXPLOSION
THE STOMACH OF HIS VICTIMS
IS BADLY SCATTERED
Doctor Making the Chemical Analysis
Has a Narrow Escape—Has Not
Given Up.
CHICAGO. Feb. 22—By an explo
sion in the laboratory of Professor
Walter Haines this morning much of
the material used in making the analy
sis of the stomach of Mrs. Walker
Hoch, wife of Johann Hoch, the al
leged bigamist, was destroyed. Pro
fessor Haines narrowly escaped death,
the hair being burned off his head and
receiving other painful injuries. He
announced today that enough of the
stomach remains to complete the
elaborate analysis necessary to deter
mine the cause of the woman's death,
and the prosecuting attorney will con
tinue the attempt to fix a murder
charge against Hoch.
LOUIS LAUER UNDER ARREST
OHIO MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
BY THE MILTON AUTHOR
ITIES.
Alleged That He Appropriated Money
of His Employer Who Trusted
Him With Funds.
PENDLETON, Feb. 22.—Swift retri
bution has overtaken Louis Lauer, who
was arrested at Milton yesterday and
brought here. On February 4 Lauer
left Delaware, 0., with $6000 of his em
ployer's money and he is now wanted
there on a charge of obtaining money
under false pretenses. Lauer was for
merly a cattle buyer, and as such was
entrusted with the money, which he is
said to have stolea.
Lauer has a brother living near Mil
ton, and because of that fact it was
thought he might be captured there.
Through the assistance of Constable
Dykes, of Milton, he was located, hav
ing arrived last Sunday. On being ar
rested Lauer admitted being the man
that was wanted, but asserted that i{
was his intention to return the money.
Three thousand dollars of the amount
he is said to have left in his brother -
care at Milton, while he claims to have
lost another J2OOO. His brother s name
is Fred Lauer. The authorities at Del
aware, 0.. have been notified of Lauer'*
capture and it is expected that a guard
will at once be sent after him.
NUMBER 292.

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