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Tonight and Sunday unset cloudy weather with shower*. | VOLUME XXXI. OIL MEN MEET . AND ORGAHIZE One Thousand in Convention at independence, Kansas ]DA TARBELL AND MONNETT SPEAK Executive Committee With Plenary Powers Will Be Created to Fight Standard Oil Trust. INDEPENDENCE. Was., March 18. —Over a thousand oil producers are assembled here today under the au spices of the Kansas Oir Producers' association. They will adopt a consti tution and create an executive commit tee with plenary powers. Among the speakers will be Ida Tarbell, Frank Monnett, ex-attorney general of Ohio, Governor Hoch and Congressman Campbell, who brought about federal investigation of the Standard Oil trust. Resolutions weer introduced request ing of President Roosevelt that the investigation of the Standard Oil trust he open to the public, attacking the Standard as "notoriously oppressive, unfair and acting in violation of the laws of the United States and of the state of Kansas." Garfield's report on the beef trust is termed preposterous and the presi dent is requested to see that the com ing investigation goes to the root of the matter. B'Nai B'rith Convention. NEW ORLEANS, La., March 18.— Prominent Hebrews from many parts of the country are ann .ngr to attend the annual grand lodge meeting of the Independent Order B'Nai B'rith. The convention will open tomorrow and continue in session four days. The order has a membership of 30,- --009 scattered throughout the United States, Germany and Roumania. It is purely a benovelent and philanth ropic organization and maintains or phanges, hospitals, libraries, technical training schools, etc. The matters that will be given most attention at the present convention is mapping out plans to further the interests of the Jews of this country, and d-n ising means of properly caring for the Russian Jew immigrants, those who are not voluntary im migrants, especially, but who are forc ed to leave Russia. MRS, SMALL SEEKS DIVORCE CLAIMS HUSBAND IS INTEMPER ATE AND CALLS HER VILE NAMES. Small Denies the Accusation and Will Make Fight in the Superior t Court. Alleging that Levens Small, her hus band, is habitually intemperate, has treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner, called her vile names and re peatedly threatened to do her bodily Mrs. Lena Small, through her attorney. Oscar Cain, has commenced a n action in the superior court for di vorce. She sets out in her complaint that they were married in Baker City. 0re &on. November 12, 1892, and since then have lived as man and wife. There are no children as the fruits of the marriage neither is there any com munity property. She asks the court to allow her to resume her maiden ttame. Lena Schaffner, and that Small be COrr Pelled to pay her an alimony of 53,) Per month during the pendency of the and a permanent sum 48 alimony such as the court shall deem proper. Small has filed his answer to the his attorney being S. E. M s- He denies all the allegations Wlfe * complaint alleges that c teft him for the reason he had ob fci &!! t0 her r *l* atedl y solng out of * ts - He claims that his salary is Evening Statesman only $60 per month and that he is un able to provide for an alimony. He desires that Mrs. Small return to his home and believes that they can rive happily together. Mrs. Loehr Gets Divorce. Judge Brents has signed a decree granting to Etta B. Loehr a divorce from her husband, John S. Loehr. and awarding to the plaintiff the custody of two minor children. They were married in Walla Walla, March 30, 1901. Non-support were grounds al leged by the plaintiff. SECRETARY HAY ILL. Collapsed This Morning on Boarding Steamer for Europe. NEW YORK, March 18.—Secretary of State Hay while boarding , the steamship Celtic to sail for Europe to day was seized with a fit of weakness and collapsed. Henry Adams, a friend, assisted him to a pile of freight, from which he was taken in a wheel chair on board the steamer. Mrs. Hay was with her husband. Members of the party said that nothing serious was the matter, the secretary being simply overcome by excitement and fatigue. The news of Hay's serious illness has been kept from the public up to today. When Clarence Hay saw a group of newspaper men on the pier he was heard to remark to his father: "Well, it can't be helped. They know now." This is not the 'first time that Hay has collapsed. Since a severe at tack of grip last winter he has been very weak. * Mrs. Hay admitted that her husband is a very sick man. She said: "No one in Washington except the family and probably the cabinet realized how ill Mr. Hay has been for some time." As the vessel passed Sandy Hook the Celtic signalled, "Hay is much better." ROCK ISLAND BUYING. CHICAGO, March 18.—Efforts are being made to meet demands of in creasing traffic west of Chicago, says John Sebastian, passenger traffic man ager of the Rock Island. "A large amount of new equipment will be de livered during March on orders placed several months ago," said he. "The in dustrial and commercial prosperity of the Rock Island, even before the re ceipt of new equipment has made it necessary to place other large orders for delivery during the early summer. "The rolling stock ordered for de livery this month includes twenty new pattern passenger cars from the Pull man shops. "An order is in for over 4000 freight cars of various kinds for the Rock Is land and for fifty locomotives, in addi tion to the sixty-five locomotives of various types to be delivered in March." ATTEMPT TO LIBERATE MAN. Two Men Caught in the Act in Chicago. CHICAGO, March 18.—While making what the police allege was an attempt to liberate Frank Gagen in the county jail, accused of the murder of Detect ive James O'Keefe, Frank Ludwig and Frank Glenn were captured by jail guards early this morning. The men were discovered climbing a rope at tached to the eaves of the jail build ing. The guards say two accomplices escaped with a package which is be lieved to have contained dynamite. It is thought the intention was to blow up part of the building and effect Gagen's release. SENATE READY TO ADJOURN. No Chance for Ratification of San Domingo Treaty. WASHINGTON, March 18.—At 2:10 this afternoon the senate appointed a committee to wait on the president to inform him that it is now ready to adjourn, not having been able to reach a conclusion on the San Domingo treaty and having no further business to transact. The nomination of James Wicker sham as judge of the district court of Alaska was confirmed. The senate at 3:39 adjourned sine die. More Beef Trust Witnesses. CHICAGO. March 18.—Twenty-eight additional witnesses were subpoenaed today in connection with the grand jury investigation of the beef trust. The jury will be impaneled at 10 next Monday. Missouri Elects a Senator. JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., March 18.— William Warner was today elected senator to succeed Cockrell on the 67th ballot Warner received 91 votes to 82 for Cockrell aad one for Nied- Hncrhaus. ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1905. ASPHALT TRUST HELD TO BLAME Stirred Up Revolution in Ven ezuela Against Castro DECISION OF SUPREME COURT THERE The Damages Not Yet Fixed —The Government May Rescind the Company's Concession. WASHINGTON, March 18.—Advices from Caracas, Venezuela, say that the supreme court decided on appeal March 15 that the American Asphalt company aided the Mates revolution. The fed eral court will fix the damages. Final judgment may not be rendered for several months. This case is separate from the action of the government to rescind the company's concession. Texas Y. M. C. A. HILLSBORO, March 18.—The state convention of the Young Men's Christ ian association is being held here with an unusually large and representative attendance. A strong programme has been arranged, covering two days and providing for addresses ±»y sev eral noted Y. M. C. A. workers in ad dition to the reception of reports and the transaction of other routine busi ness. Ample entertainment has been arranged for the visitors. To Entertain Fairbanks. NEW YORK, March 18—The Ohio Society of New York has completed extensive arrangements for its nine teenth annual banquet, which is to be given at the Waldorf-Astoria to nightv Vice-president Charles W. Fairbanks will be the guest of honor. Among those who have signified their intention of being present are Secre tary of the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw, Charles A. Towne, Lieutenant Gov- Harding, of Ohio, Lieutenant Gover nor Bruce, of New York, Admiral Coghlan, General Chaffee, Andrew- Andrew Carneige, August Belmont and E. H. Harriman. GOV. M'DONALD TALKS. Says He Stands for Maintenance of Order. DENVER, March 18.—Governor Mc- Donald in an interview today said: "I was elected lieutenant governor on a platform that called for the main tenance of law and order, and I will endeavor to the best of my ability to carry out this and every pledge given by my party. It will be my chief aim to give an economical and business administration. I shall strive to pro mote peace, law and order within the boundaries of the state." Too Absurd for Denial. WASHINGTON, March 18.—At the White House today it was said that the assertion of Professor Musterberg at Detroit that President Roosevelt characterized the Declaration of Inde pendence as made up of "glittering generalities" was too absurd to call for a denial. Thirty-six Fishermen Perish. SAN FRANCISCO, March 18.—A message was received here this morn ing confirming the report that tha fishing schooner Pearl from San Fran cisco, was lost with 36 men off the Alaskan coast ear Sanak. President to Address Miners. WASHINGTON, March 18— The president today accepted the invitation extended by a delegation of coal min ers' offlcils headed by John Mitchell to address a meeting at Wilkesbarre August 10. New Minister to Korea. WASHINGTON, March 18.—The president today nominated for minis ter to Korea, Edwin V. Morgan of New York. Eleoing Preacher Sentenced. BRUNSWICK, N. J., March 18.— J. F. Cordova, the eloping pastor was this morning sentenced to three years in prison on the charge of assaulting his wife, and one year for abandoning liia family. A writ of error was filed. LINEVITCH IS IN A TRAP Japanese Have Executed An other Turning Movement HARASS RUSSIANS ON ALL SIDES A Fierce Engagement Is Said to Be in Progress Forty Miles North of Tieling. ST. PETERSBURG, March 18.—The authorities say that no information has reached them that the Japanese have cut the railroad in Linevitch's rear. They admit that communication with the army has been cut off for the past 24 hours. A dispatch dated Chang Tv Fu, 40 miles north of Tie Pass, at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, states that the army is retreating in good order, destroying the railroad as it proceeds, but is constantly pressed by the Japanese, the rear guard action being continuous. The dispatch con cludes: "We believe the Japanese are mak ing a wide turning movement north and will be ready to fall upon us when we get out of the mountains surround ing Tie Pass gorge." Linevitch must make a retreat along a single road, a railroad and a wagon road. If the Japanese succeed in throwing a strong force across his line of retreat, it is recognized here that his army may be forced to surrender. The mobilization of a new army has already begun in the central provinces. The division of imperial guards at St. Petersburg received -orders to move today. There is a rumor here that a fierce battle between Linevitch's rear guard and the Japanese flanking armies is proceeding 20 miles north of Tie Pass. No official news has been received on the subject. Railroad Asks Military Protection. WARSAW, March 18.—The directors of the Vistula railroad have requested troops to guard the bridges between Siedles and Malkin because of letters threatening their destruction. A party of strike leaders at Lodz tried to force the workmen at the Pabianica mills to quit work. The men refused and in a fight which followed an agitator was killed. Others were wounded. Rioting in the Caucasus. LONDON, March 18. —A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph from St. Pet ersburg says that rioting has been re newed in the Caucasus and the popu lation is in a state of panic. Officially Announced. ST. PETERSBURG, March 18— It is formally announced that Kuropatkin has surrendered the command to Line vitch, who telegraphed the czar ac cepting the office of commander in chief. Kuropatkin reports that a force of Chun Chuses has occupied Facu meng. Russia Arranges Internal Loan. LONDON, March 18. —A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph from St. Pet ersburg announces that an internal loan of 200,000,000 roubles at 5 per cent interest has been arranged. Russians Are Very Credulous. BERLIN, March 18.—Russian offi cial quarters here are in a state of consternation over a Paris dispatch which alleges that Japan has entered into an arrangement with an Ameri can syndicate by which, in return for a war loan, Japan agrees to force Rus sia to cede to the Americans extensive sealing and fishing rights in Siberia and Behring sea at the close of the war. Russians Driven From Heights. PARIS. March 18. —The Japanese le gation issues an official dispatch from Tokio as follows: "Our detachment on the right bank of the Liao routed eight Russian squadrons with artillery which were occupying the heights north of Tieling on Thursday." Russian Army Demoralized. TOKIO. March 18.—The evacuation of Tiding by the Russians was a treat surprise to military experts here. Considering' the advantages that the position offered they believe that its surrender shows the demoralization of the Russian army. There is ao place beyond offering as many advan tages at Tieling. In the opinion of experts it is doubtful if Harbin can afford an effective stand. GIRL LEAVE HOME. Young Woman of Walla Walla Sought After by Relatives. Because his sister-in-law forsook a comfortable home and kind relatives for a life of shame, G. S. McKenzie, of the Walla Walla wheat belt, has asked the Portland police force to locate Miss Dolly Brown, so that he may offer in ducements to her to return to her inno. cent life, says the Telegram. Wtlh the aid of Mr. McKenzie, the police learned that the Brown woman was making the Queen Annie saloon, a no torious resort of the North End, her headquarters. She had her mail ad dressed to that place, but the police learned that the woman had left there. Search still continues, but it is be lieved she has left the city. It was reported that she was at Oakland, Cal.. and steps are now being taken by the police to find if the report is true. If she can be found, it is likely that Mr. McKenzie will go to Oakland to see if he can get the woman to return to her home. She is said to be 19 years of age. GOOD BALL GAME. Whitman Defeated High School by Small Score. The rainy weather yesterday after noon made baseball rather hard but the 2 to 1 game between Whitman and the high school was exciting all the way through. It was a pitcher's bat tle and in spite of the slippery ball very few errors were made m the field. Whitman turned her two hits into tallies while the high school lads were only able to get one man across the home place out of the five which started around. Tommie Dutcher presided at the slab for the mission aries and Crocker did the twirling for the high school. The game was fought out with enthusiasm all the way through. Both the pitchers had a goodly list o* strikeouts to their credit Crocker 13 and Dutcher 11. The teams are very evenly matched and will prob ably play another game in the near fu ture. The game between O'Connor's kids and the Whitman lads has been post poned from April 1 to April 8. TWO WILLS FOUND. Were Those of David C. Coward and Olive L. Coward. In the superior court this morning the wills of David C. Coward and Olive L. Coward were filed for probate. Both wills were made and executed March 5. 1904. In his will Mr. Coward be queathed to his wife a life estate into any and all property and bequeathed to each of the children after the death of his widow one-fourth interest of all property. Mrs. Coward's will was of a similar nature and at the death of her hus band it was her request that the prop erty be divided equally among the children. Grant S. Bond was named as the administrator in both wills. BAKER SCHOOL WON. Defeated Whitman Academy Team on Ball Field Today. An interesting ball game was played this morning on the college grounds by the first team from the Baker school and the third team from Whit man academy. The Baker team won by a score of 14 to 3. The lineup of the two teams was as follows: Baker Position Whitman Meicher catcher Burch Grindle pitcher Niles Severance Ist base Fancher Tuttle 2d base Henderson Birchum 3d base Baumeister Miller shortstop Parker Stradley left field Sawyer Freeburn center field Marshall Hail right field Marchett Spain Honors Eehegaray. MADRID,, March 18.—The installa tion of Jose Eehegarey as professor of applied mathmatics in the univer sity was made the occasion for a na tional demonstration today. The gov ernment granted free transmission of congratulatory telegrams addressed to him, and the Bank of Spain put out a special issue of bank notes hearine his portrait. Eucharay divided the Nobel prize for literature with Fred erick Minstral of France last Decem ber and was publicly congratulated bj the king of Spain. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS. Blue Stem. 80 cents Club. 74 cents to.b RECOMMEND APPROPRIATION For Exhibit at the Lewis and Clark Fair COMMITTEE OF 45 HELD A MEETING Charles L. Whitney, Dr. N. G. Blalock and Mord McDonald Selected as Commissioners. The true Walla Wala srjirlt cropped to the surface this morning when the committee of taxpayers appointed from the three commissioner districts to pass on the matter of an appropria tion for the Lewis and Clark fair rec ommended that $4000 be appropriated for a county exhibit alone; that $1000 be appropriated for a school exhibit and that the Walla Walla County Fair association be given $2000 toward holding a race meet and county fair this fall. It is very doubtful however, if the commissioners will consent to appropriate the latter sum to the coun ty assocition unless the board has as surances that it will be upheld in the matter by the law. Twenty-eight out of the 45 taxpayers appointed on the committee responded and were present at the court house this morning. After President H. H. Turner of the Commercial club had been appointed president and School Superintendent Myers secretary of the meeting little time was lost In getting down to work. President Turner ex plained what the meeting was called for and read an opinion from Prose cuting Attorney Wilson that the board of commissioners had the au thority to levy a half mill tax for the purpose of the county's making an ex hibit at the Lewis and Clark exposi tion. Dr. X. G. Blalock started off the In formal discussion that followed by j stating that it was merely a waste of time to argue the importance of the county making an exhibit. He stated that it was an unusual opportunity for Walla Walla county to exhibit Its resources to eastern capitalists and Investors who were seeking an oppor tunity of investing their funds ln regions such as the Walla Walla valley was. He said that the taxpayers ln I his judgment had not asked for suf ficient money for the exhibit* He closed his address by making a motion that the committee recommend that the commissioners appropriate $5000 for a county exhibit; $1000 for a school exhibit and $2000 for the county fair association. J. C. Painter nearly created a riot by making a motion that the whole mat ter be referred back to the county commissioners. The motion was later withdrawn but it had the effect of a motion being put and carried that each of the three propositions before the committee be acted on separately. C. W. Preston of Waitsburg offered a resolution to the effect that tbe commissioners levy a half mill tax to cover the three propositions, the mat ter of an exhibit and the appropria- I tion of a sum of money to the county fair associtaion. The resolution was ruled out by the chair on the grounds that it was doubtful if the commis sioners had any right to appropriate money to the local association which I would make a half mill tax illegal. At this juncture J. C. Painter moved j that the committee recommend that $4000 to appropriated for a county ex hibit and the motion was carried. The recommendation that $100'» !be given for a school exhibit an 1 $1000 be given for a school exhibit and $2000 be turned over to the county fair assocition were speedily made. Commission Selected. The selection of a committee of three to be officially designated as tbe Lew is and Clark commission prove I to be a hard matter. It was suggeste 1 that the matter be left to the director•* of the Commercil club but it was later decided that the committee should not attempt to shirk the responsibility and nominations were declared open, re sulting In C. L. Whitney, Dr. N. Q. Blalock and Mord McDonald beln« •*» lected. UMBER 18.