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fair, cooler. fair ' — VOLUME XXXI. JAPS ADVANCE ■ ALONG LINE Russian Outposts Near Muk den Falling Back 3KTERNAL TROUBLES IN RUSSIA Flfty Thousand Factory Hands at St. Petersburg Went on Strike Again Today. ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 24—A dis patch from Huan Shan states that the forward movement of the Japanese to the south of Mukden continues. The Russian mitposts are falling back. Russians Destroy a Bridge. MUKDEN, Feb. 24.—Russian raiders under Colonel Slenamidt completely destroyed the bridge south of Hai Chang February 21. blowing away 70 of it. Japs May Bombard Vladivostock. ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 24.—Kuro patkin reports that he has received word that 20 Japanese torpedo boats and a warship have been sighted off Vladivostock. His belief is that the presence of the boats may presage the opening of a bombardment on Vladi vostock. Oyama Reports Shelling. TOKIO. Feb. 24.—Oyama reports .shelling at points in the vicinity of Shakhe river. Collisions of scouting praties continued Febr " uy 22 and 23. On February 23 a Ri ' an battery with heavy guns began Celling Lap atai and vicinity. The Russian prison er in Japan now number 44,400, of whom 616 are officers. Russian Cruiser Needs Fixing. COPENHAGEN, Feb. 24.—The aux iliary crui.-ci Ruf* of the third Baltic squadron, has arrived at Libau fur repairs. Her machinery broke down. This May Settle It. ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 24—The czar has appointed Grand JJuohess Elizabeth, widow of Sergius, as com mander ot the Fifth grenadier right at Kief. Both Sides Prepare for Battle. ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 24.—Dis patches from the front state that the ■ss s have tinned all villages on the right Hank into fortified places, with redoubts surrounded with wire entanglements. Roth sides are prepar ng for an early conflict. Ironworkers Also Go Out. ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 24.—The strikers who went out today include ! the employes of the Pitiloff iron works Fifty Thousand Men Strike. ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 24.—Fifty thousand employes of five St. Peters burg factories are today again out on strike. Jevvbaiters Get Off Eeasy. KISHINEFF, Feb. 24.—The trials of Christians charged with the mur ': of Jews during the riots here last » e ar, were completed today. Nine Prisoners were acquitted; 22 were sen nced to on month's imprisonment t nder the czar's amnesty man t-sto these 22 will escape punishment. V| sited Her Husband's Murderer. MOSCOW. Feb. 24.—1t is reported th at Grand Duchess Elizabeth yester y vis ited her late husband's murder er in Prison with the object of dis covering his motive for assassination. The Prisoner was taciturn and re fused to talk about the matter. To Be Tried for Treason. S T. PETERSBURG. Feb. 24.—An ci of the day has been issued by «d Duke Vladinir ordering the trial 5 «>urt martial of Captain Javidoff ores other officers in connection 1 n the affair of January 19, a "' ar ?e of grapeshot was fired in the. ''• of the emperor during the of blessing tne Neva Killed by Students. ARSAW, Feb. 24.—1n a fight at offi stati on this morning a police raihT *** kUled by students - The 'ines are practically tied up strike i s spreading. The stu I nt LVLNING bIM tSMAN dents of Kharkoff university tech nical school struck today. Gorky to Be Released. ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 24.—1t i« reported that Maxim Gorky, the fa mous author and reform leader, will bY released today on giving 5000 rou bles bail. Warsaw Police May Strike. WARSAW, Feb. 24. —A strike of the poiice of this city is threatened. They received but $6 a month and their uni forms. PREPARING CATECHISM. Prominent Methodists Will Adopt a New Book. CINCINNATI, 0.. Feb. 24.—A num ber of the most prominent Methodists, north and.south, are in Cincinnati to day attending a meeting of the cate chism commission of the two M. E. churches. The work of the commis sion is the creation of a junior and a senior catechism and on order of wor ship to be used in common by the Methodist churches, north and south. The northern members of the com mission are Bishop John M. Walden. of Cincinnati, Bishop S. M. Merrill. Rev. Dr. J. W. Jennings of Omaha. Rev. Dr. W. V. editor of the Methodist Review: O. W. Harris, su perintendent of the Jacob Tome Insti tute, and Frank Brown of Brooklyn. The southern Methodists of the com mission are: Bishops W. W. Duncan and A. Ceke Smith. Dr. J. J. Tigert of Nashville, Rev. J. O. Wilson of Green field. S. C. Rev. J. E. Godbey of Ar kansas, Professor O. F. Brown of Van derbilt university, and "President R. E. Blackwell of Randolph-Macon college. PILES WILL KEEP OFF. Will Not Meddle With Patronage Un til After March 4. WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 24.— Senator-elect Piles made his first ap pearance in the senate yesterday. He was introduced by Senator Ankeny to many senators. Mr. Piles says he will' do nothing about patronage in Washington until he returns to Seattle. He has no in tention of taking any hand in legisla tive or patronagie matters until he is a full-fledged senator on March 4. Mr. PiUles nithnates that he will in terpose no objections to the confirma tion ot Mr. Votaw as postma*i.<- at Tacoma, and it is known Mr. Ankeny will not interfere. Mr. Piles intimates that he will In the special session of the senate in March. The time before he is sworn in will be spent in getting acquainted with prominent public men. Consumers' League Meeting. OSHKOSH. Wis.. Feb. 24.—The state convention of the Wisconsin Consu mer's league in session here today has attracted club women and others inte rested in the objects of the league from Milwaukee, Ashland, Baraboo, Green Bay, Madison and a number of other places throughout the state. At the business session this afternoon. Mrs. B. C. Gudden of this city presiding, reports were presented showing a gratifying growth tn the consumers' league movement during the past twelve months. Miss Mary McDow ell, of the Chicago university settle ment, will address the delegates this evening. ALMOST SURE OF CONFIRMATION Ankeny Fails to Show Cause Why Sur veyor Should Not be Appointed. WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 24.— Senator Ankeny's opposition to the confirmation of Surveyor General Kingsburay, of Washington state, has begun to wobble. The senator was called upon yesterday to show cause, but was unable to do so. saying that the papers he had expected had not arrived. He was given two days more to make out his case, but it is thought he cannot do so and that Kingsbury will be continued. Boodler Kratz Goes Free. BUTLER. Mo., Feb. 24.—The jury in the case of Charles Kratz, charged with boodling while a member of the St. Louis city council, early this morn ing returned a verdict of not guilty. Juror Evilsizer said: "We found for the defendant prin cipally because we didn't place much credence in the testimony of the state's witnesses and because of the good reputation given Gratz." The circuit attorney expressed great surprise and chagrin over the outcome of the case. Senator in Critical Condition. SACRAMENTO, Feb. 24.—Senator Emmons" condition is more serious. It is feared he will not survive until to morrow. THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1905. LOWER HOUSE STANDS PAT Rejects Amendments to Rail way Commission Bill RAILROADS ARE BEATEN TWO TO ONE Little Doubt Radical Measure Will Pass the House, but Slim Chance in the Senate. Special to the Evening Statesman. OLYMPIA, Feb. 24.—A test vote in the house this morning indicated that the radical railroad commission bill has a good majority in that body. The bill, which is known as House Substi tute Bill Number Six, after an hour's consideration went over with the ad journment until this afternoon. Hus ton of King county offered amendments to the bill in the interest of the rail roads, but they were voted down. A large portion of the King county dele gation voted for the amendments in the interest of the roads, which were defeated by a vote of 61 to 30, with three absentees. The eastern Wash* ington members, except Coate of Klick itat, voted solidly for the radical measure. Youthful Orators to Compete. MT. VERNON, la.. Feb. 24.—Arriv ing trains have brought to Mt. Vernon large delegations of college students whose presence is an evidence of the interest taken in the annual state ora torical contest which takes place here tonight under the auspices of the Cor nell college. Drake university, lowa State college and a majority of the other prominent institutions af learn ing throughout the state are members of the assassination "and as ali have sent their foremost orators together with large delegation's of "looters'" the compensation promises to be a most interesting affair. MAKES SUMMER JOB OF IT SENATE COMMITTEE TO INVES TIGATE RAILROAD RATES AT ITS LEISURE. The Sessions Will Begin in Washing ton and Will Later Go to New York. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.—The sen ate committee on interstate commerce has adopted a resolution providing for an investigation during the summer recess of railroad rates and kindred question. It will make a report within ten days after the assembling of the next congress. There is no doubt the senate will give the necessary author ity for the proposed investigation. It is agreed that the committee will assemble April 15 for a series of ses sions here and later go to New York and other cities to prosecute its in quiries. YELLOW FEVER IN PANAMA. Work In the Streets Has Stirred Up the Plague. SAN FRANCTSCO, Cal., Feb. 24 — Advices by steamer from Panama are to the effect that yeilow fever prevails there and much sickness of other kinds. The tearing up of the streets is believed to be responsible. The cruiser Boston with a number of cases of yellow fever on board, is still an chored in Panama bay. Intercollegiate Debate. COLUMBUS, 0., Feb. 24.—A debate between representatives of Western Reserve university and Ohio State university takes place at the latter institution tonight and it promises, to be the event of the college year. The Western Reserve debaters will have the affrmative and the home team the negative side of the question "Re solved. That the Present Tendency of the United States to Rapidly Increase Its Navy Should be Continued." ESTABLISHED 1861 CHADWICK'S JEWELS FOUND Fifty Thousand Dollars Worth Located in New York ND DUTY HAD BEEN PAID ON THEM The Possessors Gave Them Up to a United States Officer Without Protest. CLEVELAND. Feb. 24.—Customs Collector Leach returned from Wash ington and New York, this morning with considerable jewelry which at one time belonged to Mrs. Chadwick. He said it is worth $50,000:' It had never entered for import duty. The pos sessors surrendered the jewelry with out protest. Mississippi Masons In Session. Miss., Feb. 24.—The most important matter to be consid ered and acted upon by the Masonic grand lodge of Mississippi now in session here is the selection of a lo cation for the Masonic home, for which funds have been in process of collection for some time. A number of the principal cities of the state are de sirous of securing the home and a spirited contest is looked for before a final decision is reached in the matter. Among the places mentioned as a possible location for the institution are Jackson. Vi.cksburg, Meridian, Bi loxi and Oxford. lowa Editors In Session. ..COUXCIL BLUFFS. la.. Feb. 24.— The third semi-annual meeting of the Western lowa Editorial association began here today and wiH continue over tomorrow. The large attendance atj the interesting programme com bine to give promise of a highly suc cessful meeting. ABANDONED WESTERN TOUR BOOKER T. WASHINGTON WILL NOT VISIT WALLA WALLA IN JUNE. Was to Have Delivered Address to Whitman College Graduating Classes in June. Booker T. Washington has aban doned his western tour and will not be present at the Whitman college council dinner during commencement week as was planned. In a letter to President S. B. L. Penrose the noted colored gentleman announces that ow ing to the present condition of affairs at Tuskagee Institute, of which insti tution he is the president, it will be impossible for him to make a trip through the western states. Mr. Washington was to have been the guest of President Penrose during commencement week and was to have delivered an address to the graduating class. Rebellion in the Caucaucus. ST. PETERSBURG, eFb. 24.—Cure ria, the largest district in the Cau cusus with more .than 75,000 inhab itants has revolted and established an insurgent government. It is feared that Poland will follow suit. Two army corps have been detailed to crush the Caucasion rebellion. The notorious Jew baiter, General Igatius, has been appointed governor-general of Poland with unlimited power. The general sit uation is developing alarming symp toms. THEY LOSE IN COURT. Validity of Biennial Elections Amend ment Sustained by lowa Judge. DES MOIXES. Feb. 24.—Every of ficeholder in the state, from governor to road supervisor, has had his term of office extended by virtue of the decision of Judge Evans of the Story county district court, in sustaining the validity of the biennial elections amendment. The "standpat" element of the re publican party opposed the amend ment and instigated the attack upon it. The defeat* of this element means chat there will be no state conven tions this year, and that Cummins wi,! defer his campaign for United States senator a year. The court holds that the five divi sions of the ..amendment which the contestants insisted shouLl have been submitted to the people as separate amendments were integral parts of the' one proposition, and were necessary to make the measure properly operative. According to previous agreement be tween the persons to the suit, an ap peal to the supreme court will be taken immediately. Kills Father In Defense of Mother. CLEVELAND. (>., Feb. 24.—1n de fense of his mother. William Avis, Jr., a boy of 14 years, yesterday afternoon shot and killed his father at their home, near Noble, a village east of Cleveland. William Avis. Sr.. was a large man and addicted to drink, and when un der the influence of liquor became brutal to his wife and children. Yesterday afternoon he came home dr.unk and seizing the woman, began to beat her. The son remonstrated, but the father paid no heed. Then the lad told him that if he did not stop he would shoot him. Suiting the action to the word he secured the shotgun. The father, in his drunken frenzy, hurled the woman to the door and turned toward the boy, who fired, killing him. The neighbors justify the shooting, and it is not likely that the boy will be arrested. SAVE STOCKHOLDERS $500,000. Co-Operative Association Has Mads Good Through Thirteen Years. LAKE LINDEN. Mich.. Feb. 24.— One of the most successful institutions of its kind in the country is the store of the Tamarack Co-operative associa tion at Calumet, which since its orga nization thirteen years ago has done a business aggregating $4,400,000. and has paid out in dividends and rebates to stockholders $501,000. Recently the.rr was disbursed to ali patrons of the store who hold stock in the association an annual dividend of 8 per cent, and a rebate of 10 per cent on goods purchased the past year. Most of the customers are stock holders: these number 811, aside from which there are more than a hundred patrons who do not hold stock. The directors are prominent mining men for the most part, and the stockholders midei ground men and other employees of mining companies. REGENTS WERE TO BLAME. Report of Committee That Investigated Shortage at State University. SACRAMENTO. Cal.. Feb. 24.—The special committee appointed to in vestigate the financial affairs of the state university handed in its report this morning. The report recommends that steps be taken immediately to re cover from the board of regents the $51,000 lost through the defalcating of Secretary McKown, now in San Quen tin for embezzlement. The committee says the money was lost through the negligence of the regents. UTAH'S BOODLE CASE. World's Fair Funds Used for Private Benefit. SALT LAKE. Utah, Feb. 24.—Inves tigation by a committee of the legisla ture into the crooked work of the Utah commission at the St. Louis fair was resumed this morning. A number of former state, officials bankers and others were examined. This afternoon an attempt was made on the part of the committee to show that S. T. Whittaker, director general of the commission, kept private and state funds in the same bank account. New Judge for Panama. WASHINGTON. Feb. 24.—The Pan ama canal commission today appoint ed Consul Cudger of Panama, jttdge of the canal zone, in the place of Judge Kyle, who is on an indefinite leave of absence. Miss Wilson to Christen Cruiser. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.—The navy department has announced the selec tion by Governor Mead of Washington, of Miss Helen Stewart Wilson, daugh ter of former Senator John L-. Wilson, as sponsor of the new armored cruiser Washington, which will be launched at Camden, N. J., March 18. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS: Blue Stem. 80 cent* Club. 74 centi f.o.b. NUMBER 294. TWO RAVISHERS ARE CAPTURED Suspected of Having Attacked Young White Woman ARE IN JAIL AT JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI Governor Vardaman Has Offered Five Hundred Dollars for Capture of the Guilty Men. JACKSON. Miss.. Feb. 24.—The po lice here captured two negroes, who, they believe, attacked Miss Mamie Marsh, and for whom Governor Vard amann has offered a reward of $500 if taken alive. They are now in the county jail which is surrounded by militia. When arrested one had bloody clothing ami scratches on his face. OVER ONE HUNDRED BODIES. Ten or Twelve More Believed to Be in Virginia Mine. BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. Feb. 24.—Up to noon today 103 bodies had been recov ered from the Virginia mine. Three more are in sight, and it is believed that at least ten or twelve are in other parts of the mine. Many fun erals were held today. The relief fund now amounts to $15,000. TROUBLE FOR MITCHELL HE MAY BE INDICTED IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BY GRAND JURY. Williamson Also in Danger—lt Is Al most Certain That Hermann Will Be Indicted. WASHINGTON. Feb. 24.—United States Attorney Heney was in con sultation today with Attorney General Moody in regard to having indictments found in tiie District of Columbia against Senator Mitchell and Repre sentatives Hermann and Williamson. That procedure is a possibility in the case of Mitchell and Williamson and it is stated as a certainty that in the case of Hermann he will be charged with destroying public records when he retired from his position as com missioner of the general land office. Judge Bellinger Takes a Hand. PORTLAND, Feb. 24. —Federal Judge Bellinger this afternoon re moved from office James M. Stuart, United States commissioner at Fossil, Oregon, on account of alleged complic ity in land frauds. GRAND JURY FOR BEEF TRUST. It Will Spend Several Weeks in Hear ing Evidence. CHICAGO, Feb. -4. —A special fed i eral grand jury to investigate the beef ; trust was drawn today at the office of ; the clerk of the United States dis ! trict court. The names will not be made public until a few days before March 20. This will be done in order jto prevent prejudiced persons from getting on the jury. It is expected it j will take the jury six or eight weeks !to hear the evidence. The evidence is I likely to hit the railroad companies i and refrigerator lines, and the belief jof those interested in the prosecution jis that indictments will be brought ; against prominent railroad officials. Missouri Opposed to Poolselling. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24.—The house to day repealed the breeders* law licens ing bookmaking and poolselling or horses. A bill making it a felony to engage in bookmaking was then in troduced. Attempt to Assassinate Morales. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.—Minister Dawson of Santo Domingo, rabies tht) state department that an attempt was made this morning to assassinate President Morales. Five assailants were captured. The others escaped.