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Ton.gHt and Friday probably VOLUME XXXI. 0\ TAKE OUR ISLANDS Senator Spooner Says We Would Never Yield IE DEFIES THE REST Of THE WORLD Americans May Differ as to Wisdom of Acquiring Philippines, but Would Fight for Them. wxS HiXGTON. March 17.—"There l< ~o government in the world which •an take from the United States in the east or the west, anything which be longs to us." In the above language Senator gpooner in the senate this afternoon replied to the alleged statement of Congressman Hull, of lowa, predicting trouble with Japan over the Philip pines. Bpooner expressed the senti ment that while there might be a dif ference of opinion as to the wisdom of quiring the islands and the policy of the United States would never submit to see them taken away by force. He said none could say what the ul timate policy of the United States to wards the Philippines would be. The United States is going on from day to day, dealing with the problems as pre sented. His statement that no power could wrest the Philappines from us was addressed to the democratic side of the senate and was greeted with ap plause on both sides. SAYS N. P. HAS A MONOPOLY. Montana Man Declares Railroad Con trols Sight-Seeing Yellowstone. WASHINGTON, March 17.—William W. Wylie. of Gardner, Montant, has in formed the interstate commerce com mission that operating under a lease given by the department of the in terior to Silas G. Huntley, the North ern Pacific now sells tickets from all points outside the Yellowstone Na tttrd Park to all points inside the Vlffvation, has obtained a monopoly of transportation within the park and has forced the hotel there to become tributary to the Northern Pacific sys tem. The Huntley lease, Wylie says, stipuates that it is not to be transfer red or used in any manner to benefit the Northern Pacific or its officers. Wylie makes his protest as an in dependent transportation man who is *>eing driven out of the business by the railroad, through the fact that all rail road tickets now sold by the Northern Pacific include stage and carriage fare inside the park. He charges that the railroad maintains its business in the Park by paying rebates to Huntley in violation of the Elkins law. The park is the property of the na tional government, and the question arises whether the government can Prevent violation of the anti-rebate •** upon territory over which its juris diction is absolute. BUSY DAY IN SUPERIOR GOURT J °HN F. BREWER WILL FILED A ND ADMITTED TO PROBATE THIS MORNING. Dr ' Ely Begins Action to Recover From John Chrietiaon for Medical Services. The * in <* the late John F. Brewer admitted to probate In the super- COUrt this morning. By the terms dr the *' U1 each of the Brewer chil •* trJ 1 * t0 receive $5 - remainder Mrs 6State re maining in control of " Brew er so long as she lives and death* 8 a WidoW In event of her Mai ° r niarriage the residue of the jE** reverts to the survivtag chil- C '• Share and Bhar « a »k«- The es " Va *ued at about $25,000. Dr Tc ßUe * f ° r D ° Ctor Bin * • Wa lter M. Ely, through Rader The evening Statesman & King, commenced action against John Christison and wife for the re covery of $202.50, alleged to be due for medical services rendered the Chris tison boy between March 8 and March 22, 1902. The account includes a bill for $150 for performing a surgical operation on the boy. Noble Gives Bonds. Adolph Schwarz and N. A. Patterson will insure William Noble's appearance in the superior court on a charge of attempted murder. Bonds for $1000 with Schwarz and Patterson as sure ties were filed in the superior court this morning. Noble was given a pre liminary examination on an attempted murder charge Wednesday and was bound over to the superior court. Will Buy 160 Acres of Land. Thomas R. Eastman as guardian of the Freeman children was given the authority this morning to purchase a quarter section of land located in sec tion 5, township 8, range 36, with funds of the children now on hand. The land in question is owned by D. H. Cox and can be purchased for $22.50 an acre. The Freeman children own 160 acres adjoining the tract. Stephen Invited. PHILADELPHIA, March 17.—Step hen Girard has been invited to become a member of the National Geographical society. The invitation was received yesterday at a meeting of the board of directors of the city trusts. The communication was addressed to "Mr. Stephen Girard, Philadelphia," signed, O. P. Austin, the secretary of Washington. It said: "I have the honor to inform you that your name has been presented foir membership. Our organization has a a membership exceeding four thou sand and is devoted to the diffusion of geographical knowledge. The member ship fee is $2 a year, but no entrance fee is required. Kindly fill out the enclosed blank and return at your ear ly convenience." Mr. Girard has been dead seventy four years. PEABODY TO KEEP WORD HE WILL RESIGN COLORADO GOVERNORSHIP SOME TIME THIS AFTERNOON. Some Friends Are Urging Him to Hang on to His Seat .but He Won't. DENVER. March 17.—The republi can leaders at noon positively an nounced that Governor Peabody's res ignation will be filed at 4 this after noon in accordance with the agree ment under which the republicans unit ed to seat him. While the straight Peabody republicans are trying to in duce him to withdraw his resignation on the ground that it was obtained under coercion. Other friends insist that his word was pledged to resign and he must do so. SAY STRYCHNINE KILLED HER. Honolulu Physicians Who Attended Mrs. Stanford Makes Statement. HONOLULU, March 17.—The phy sicians who attended Mrs. Stanford and who performed the autopsy have issued a statement unqualifiedly re futing the contention of President Jor dan that Mrs. Stanford's death was due to natural causes and reiterating their finding that strychnine was the cause of her death. NEVER LEGALLY MARRIED. The Decision of French Court in Case of the Gardners. PARIS, March"— In the suit of Carrie Swayne Gardner against Frank Gardner, the millionaire turfman and mining speculator, formerly of San Francisco, the procurator today an nounced his conclusion, stating that the couple were never legally married, and that the claim of the woman for damages was unsupported. Also that the woman had no right to use Gard ner's name. Cromwell Denies the Charge. NEW YORK. March 17.-William Nelson Cromwell today denied that he is in any way identified with the San Domingo government or its interests as charged by Senator Morgan of Ala bama in a speech yesterday. ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1906. KUROPATKIN HOMEWARD ROUND ON HIS WAY TO ST. PETERSBURG A Battle is in Progress North of Tieling—The Japanese Keep Up Their Vigorous Pursuit of the Fleeing Rus sians-Remnant of Once Great Army May Be Captured or Destroyed Before the New Commander Arrives LONDON, March 17.—A dispatch to the Central News from St. Petersburg states that Kuropatkin left Tieling on a special train Wednesday night bound for St. Petersburg. Russian Loan Falls Through. LONDON, March 17.—The Evening Standard has received information that the representatives of French bank ers left St. Petersburg without con cluding the loan which Russia had been soliciting. Russia to Issue Domestic Loan. ST. PETERSBURG, March 17.—1t is stated that Russia has determined to issue an internal loan of $100,000,000 bearing five per cent interest. The price of issue will be from 92 to 95 per cent. Russian Loss at Tieling. PRAIS, March 17.—The Petite Jour nal prints a dispatch from St. Peters burg stating that Kuropatkin lost 80 guns and 19,000 killed and wounded at Tieling. Czar's Page a Traitor. ST. PETERSBURG, March 17.—The mystery of letters to the emperor from revolutionaries which were constantly found in the palace at Tzarskoe Selo, has been solved by the arrest of a page named Verkovski. 1 F*4>s& BVrt*L M Tieling. LONDON, March 17.—A dispatch to the Evening Standard from St. Peters burg says that a fierce battle is pro ceeding north of Tieling. Russians Burned Stores. TOKIO, March 17.—A dispatch from the front says: "The railway station at Tieling, a splendid structure with the enemy's provisions and fodder piled around it were set on fire at 2:30 p. m. and the material destroyed. We have captured numerous spoils, but have no time to investigate them. A great number of prisoners have been taken in the direc tion of the right wing, but no figures are g : ven." Oyama Enters Mukden. TOKIO, March 17.—The following dispatch has been received from Muk den under date of March 15th: "Field Marshal Oyama, and staff en tered Mukden this afternoon by the south gate with many troops that had HARD FIGHT ON FOR ADMINISTRATOR An effort to oust Chief of Police Brown as administrator, a mysterious disappearance of a will supposed to have been left by the deceased and the inability to discover the whereabouts of the only heir, a daughter six years of age, are a few developments caused by the death of Ida Synder, alias Hat tie Snyder, who died last Saturday at St. Mary's hospital under the as sumed name of Mrs. Michael Ryan. Dr. N. G. Blalock, who attended the woman during her late illness, and who avers he is the principal creditor of the deceased, made application today to be appointed administrator of the estate. The hearing of the petition was set for March 22 by Judge Brents. Although it is said that Mr. Ryan, who claimed that the Snyder woman was his wife and who placed her in the hospital under that name, announced that she had left a will, Dr. Blalock in his petition stated that no such in strument had been found. It is also claimed that Ruth Snyder, the six year-old daughter of the dead woman and by rights hear to her mother's Mothers' Congress Condemns Smoot. WASHINGTON, March 17.—The resolutions committee of the Mothers' Congress at the final session today re ported a clause condemning Mormon - ism and urging the unseating of Apos been encamping near Mukden. They lined the streets of the city, display ing tattered battle flags. The Chinese officials gave Oyama a warm welcome. Thousands of Chinese congregated in the streets. All public buildings were decorated and 1000 Japanese flags were displayed. Several thousand Russian dead left on the fields about Mukden are now being cremated. Japs Still in Vigorous Pursuit. LONDON, March 17. —A dispatch to from General Oku's head quarters states that the pursuit of the Russians continues with the same vigor that marked the early stages of the attack. Disagrees With Representative Hull. WASHINGTON. March 17.—Jap anese Minister Takahira in an inter view denies the assertion of Represen tative Hull, chairman of the house military committee, that Japan will at tempt to secure possession of the Philippines either by purchase or force. He says that Japan and the United States should be good neighbors in the far east and steadily develop friendly ties and mutually advantageous com mercial relations. Alliance With France Weakening. BIRMINGHAM. Eng., March 17.— The Post sa/s that Russia is about to withdraw special privileges ac corded French war correspondents in the far east. This is regarded as the first sign of the weakening of the al liance between France and Russia. St. Petersburg Is Anxious. ST. PETERSBURG, March 17.—1t is reported that railroad communications have been cut behind the Russian army but this is not officially confirmed. News is awaited with intense anxiety. More Trouble in Poland. WARSAW, March 17.—Bands of peasants last night attacked the cas tles of Count Constantine and Count Andrew Vamerski, at Kozlowka, Pol and. Constantine's castle was plun dered. The count had a narrow escape from death at the hands of the peas ants. The state forests in the Pietroff district have been devastated. Workmen at 11 factories threaten to strike if the proposed mobilization of reserves is attempted. Similar dem onstrations are expected at Lodz. property, cannot be located. Many Creditors. It is said that if all the claims which creditors will file against the estate are allowed that little Ruth Snyder will benefit little by her mother's death. Dr. Blalock has a claim for medical services of $528 it is said. In addition to this there are funeral ex penses amounting to $114 besides other bills contracted during her late illness. Mr. Ryan, who placed the woman in the hospital, agreed to stand all ex penses but now it is said that these claims will be paid out of the estate. The nurse bill was paid by Mr. Ryan. There seems to be more mystery at tached to the amount of money and jewels the Snyder woman left. Spe cial Administrator Brown has not as yet had a peek Into the strong box at the Walla Walla Safety & Deposit company*B vaults, which is said to con tain $1500 in gold and jewels valued at several hundred dollars and in all probability the box will remain intact until a permanent administrator is ap pointed. tie Smoot. The senate was commend ed for refusing statehood to Arizona and New Mexico on account of polyg amous conditions. Ex*-Senator Frank J.fl Cannon, recently expelled from the Morman church, was commended on the attitude which led to his expulsion. ROOSEVELTS TO GO. A Wedding This Afternoon, Irish Ban quets Tonight. WASHINGTON. March 17.—The President and Mrs. Roosevelt, accom panied by Secretary Loeb, and Dr. Charles F. Stokes, of the navy, left this morning for New York on the spe cial car Olympia, attached to the reg ular 6:55 Pennsylvania train. This afternoon the president will attend the wedding of his niece, Miss Eleanor Roosevelt, to Mr. Frank Roosevelt. This evening he will be the guest at two banquets, one given by the Friend ly Sons of St. Patrick at Delmenico's. the other by the Sons of the American Revolution at the Hotel Astor. Mrs. Chadwick's Belongings Sold. CLEVELAND. March 17.—Mrs. Chadwick's personal property, valued at $25,000 was offered for sale by the federal bankruptcy court this after noon, about 20 doll dealers from New York, Chicago and Pittsburg are here to attend the sale. A. G. Nelson of New York, secured a lot of dolls at $2520. Several repre sentatives from dime museums partici pated in the bidding. Southern Pacific Trains Running. SANTA BARBARA. March 17.—The tieup on the Southern Pacific due to the storm is practically ended. All trains both north and south are mov ing. The road in many places is still in bad condition and the movement of trains is necessarily slow. American Student Expelled. BERLIN, March 17.—The official police journal publishes an administra tive order expelling from Berlin How ard Board an American student of mu sic from Coalville, Utah. No reason is given. WILL TOBACCO TRUST COME? REPORTS RECEIVED HERE INDI CATE THAT IT MAY INVADE THE NORTHWEST. Reported System Is to Undersell the Retailers and to Buy Up the Larger Concerns. Word comes to Walia Walla that the American Tobacco company or the to bacco trust, as it is better known, has started in on a campaign in Portland and Seattle, to gain control of the re tail tobacco trade. The trust made a fight in San Francisco and for a time there was no telling where its invas ion would end. Later, however, the retailers are said to have regained their foothold to some extent, although it is admitted that the trust cut into their trade. The system of the trust it is reported is to undersell the retailers and to buy up larger concerns. This plan may soon be put into operation in the coast cities, according to advices re ceived here. Some of the larger to bacco retailers in Walla Walla express the idea that although they have heard nothing to the effect that a like move will be made in Walla Walla it would not surprise them greatly should the trust people start a campaign here. The trust moves quietly and it may be hard for the local men to know exactly when it has commenced operations. 15,000 Seamen Under Contract. CHICAGO, March 17.—Wage con tracts affecting more than 15,000 sea men and marine cooks on the great lakes were completed today, when an agreement wtas signjed between the Lumber Carriers' association and the Marines Cooks' union. The question of employment of women cooks was finally compromised by the vessel own ers agreeing not to hire any new wo men as cooks and the men agreeing to let the present women cooks ship for another season. The Marine Cooks' union is affiliated with the International Seamen's union and the signing of the contract insures peace between all vessel owners on the lakes and their seamen. Turks Fight Macedonians. BERLIN, March 17.—The Frank furter Zeitung reports an engagement between Turkish troops and Mace donian rebels at Gewgeli in which 39 Macedonians were killed. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS, Blue Stem. So cents Club. 74 cents f.o.b NUMBER 312. ASK MANDATE IN MERGER CASE Supreme Court Considers En forcement MUCH PROPERTY IS HOW TIED BP Attorneys for Jim Hill and for E. H. Harriman Make Arguments to the Court. WASHINGTON, March 17.—Appli cation for immediate issuance of a mandate enforcing the recent decision in the Harriman-Hill case was made to the supreme court this morning by W. P. Clough, general counsel for the Northern Securities company, and op posed by Maxwell Evarts, representing; the Harriman interests. Clough argued that unless the mandate is issued im mediately, the injunction of the cir cuit court of New Jersey preventing the distribution of the funds under its Northern Securities decision will re main in force, tying up property worth a half billion dollars. Chief Justice Fuller took the motion under advise ment. HOME GROWN NUTS ON EXHIBIT Gathered by Fruit Inspector Morse end Intended for Portland Fair. An interesting collection of nuts and cereals grown in the Walla Walla val ley were placed on exhibition in the Green & Jackson Drug company** show window this morning by Fruit Inspector Morse who collected the ex hibit during his travels about the county. I*he collection in ali proba bility will be turned over to the com mittee to be appointed tomorrow to gather an exhibit for the Lewis and Clark exposition to demonstrate that Walla Walla county can raise almost anything that grows. Sixteen varieties of nuts, all home-grown, are shown as follows: Hard shelled almonds, Amer ican sweets, Alberts, Japanese hazelnut, large butternut, small black walnut, hazelnuts, hickorynuts, Italian hazel nuts, Swedish hazelnuts, English wal nut, white oak and buckeyes. In ad dition to the nut exhibit Mr. Morse has collected six different varieties of corn, four varieties of wheat, and samples of Tom Thumb corn, beans and other seeds. Each of the different varieties of nuts and cereals are exhibited sepa rately in glass jars. The collection at tracted considerable attention from Walla Walla people today who were unaware that so many varieties of nuts could be grown in the valley. PROTESTS HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST APPOINTMENT OF GEO. H. BAKER AND JOSEPH LINDSLEY. Now in Hands of President Roosevelt —Nature of Protests Cannot Be Learned. , WASHINGTON, March 17.—Pro tests from the state of Washington have been filed with the president against George H. Baker, recommend ed for marshal, and Joseph Lindsley, recommended for attorney of the new eastern Washington judicial district Until the protests are examined, there will be no appointments to these two positions. The nature of the protests cannot be learned. To Defend Oregon's Congressmen. PORTLAND, March 17.—Congress man Binger Harmann is expected to arrive from Washington tonight to stand trial. The attorneys for Her mann, Senator Mitchell and Congress man William are today planning a concerted scheme of defense of the in dicted members of the Oregon delega tion.