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WEATHER FORECAST Tonight and Thursday f.ir. VOLUME XXXI. HOW READY FOR THE BEEF TRUST Federal Jury of 22 Completed in Chicago IKSTBUCTED BY JUB6E HUMPHREY Cautioned to Maintain the Strictest Secrecy—Agents of Packers Hanging Around the Court. CHICAGO, March 22.—The federal grand jury impanneled to investigate the alleged beef trust was completed tail morning with 21 men. These were sworn in and instructed by Judge Humphrey, who said the matter to be presented involved the violations of Unite 1 States statutes. He direct ed the jurors' attention to the law which lixps the penalty for violation of the laws against restraint of trade. He cautioned the jury to exercise the greatest secrecy. Bailiffs were sworn in to guard the jury from improper v intrusion. Eight witnesses were sum- to appear before the jury forthwith. Agents of packers were everywhere in evidence about the building in which the jury sessions are to be held. LAST WORDS DEEPEN MYSTERY. In His Few Conscious Moments Before Death He Spoke of Crime. WESTCHESTER, Pa., March 22.— Domlnick Deluca, the 10-year-old boy who was beaten and kicked into in sensibility at the same itime that his 5-year-old Bister Mary was assaulted and killed, in an old blacksmith shop in Howellville. Tuesday night, 'died today. For a few moments before he expired the boy recovered conscious ness. Questioned by the hospital, phy sicians, he said: . . ■ - "Mother told me not to tell. She said if I did I'd be killed. There was a light in the house. Mary ran out and 3 ran after her. A man followed us—" At this point the boy stopped and, in answer to further questioning, mut tered his first statement that his 'mother told him not to tell. He died without throwing any more light On "he crime. The authorities are working on three theories. One is that the children were billed by a fiend who wanted to wreak vengeance on the parents; the second that the children were slain because they had witnessed a crime, and the third that the little girl had been as saulted by a brute who, detected in the attack by the brother, killed him also. GIVE POSITION TO MRS. GORDON. President Considers Appointment of Confederate General's Widow. WASHINGTON, D. C, March 22.— President Roosevelt is said to be about to show his good will toward the south offering to Mrs. John B. Gordon, "Widow of the famous confederate leader The offlce of postmistress of Atlanta. The president recently said to a Prominent Georgia republican that Gordon was his friend. He considers him to. be one of the greatest all Americans, and would take great Measure in giving Mrs. Gordon a po sition. M rs. Longstreet, widow of General was recently appointed at Gainesville. The pres ident feels especially cordial toward r £ia. his mother being a Georgia Handshakes Betray Deadbeats. CHICAGO, March 22.—Credit men ast night were told how to Judge char. a «er. Dr. Charles F. Berger, select two subjects from his audience, hor> difference between an * st and a dishonest customer. en a man P resses h is thumb aST* your s in shaking hands." he thum he 18 aU rlßrht If ne keepS hiS find bUP he iS a Btlngy one - If you tj a taa ° h o gives you his finger l ° shake, look out for him. If he • v the 'imp shake, tell him to in five year*. ,If th at h UPP6r Ud of a man ' B * ye ' >*n 6 j droops at tne corner, the *hit c IdlShonest1 dlShonest lf y° u <»« •*« „ f th ar ound the eyeball the owner e *>eball will not pay hia bilto. ■HE Evening Statesman •"In the case of a woman, notice her upper lip. if th * upper Hp is thirii is cold-hearted and a shrew. If sh e is sincere, she will have a full lip and will look you in the eye." Pay to Sea a Man In Cress Suit. RENO, Key. March 22.—Willard Hutch, a mining man of Denver, ar rived at Goldfield last week and brought along his dress suit. When he was invited to dinner Sunday night he arrayed himself and set out on foot. He attracted a crowd at once, as his was the first dress suit seen in camp since the first tent was pitched. In front of a saloon he was kidnapped and taken to the back room, where he was placed on a dry goods box #and exhibited at a half a dollar a hear as the wearer of the only dress suit ln Goldfield. Hatch was angry at first, but the humorous side of the affair soon ap pealed to him and when the function was ended the gate-money was spent on champagne for* Hatch and the crowd. DEATH OF MRS. SARAH FOSTER. Prominent Walla Walla Lady Passed Away Today After Long Illness. Mrs. Sarah W. Foster, wife of J. H. Foster and one of Walla Walla's most prominent pioneers died at the family residence 319 South Third street at 10 o'clock this morning of cancer of the liver. Mrs. Foster was aged 71 years. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1834 and came»to Walla Walla in 1873. Be sides her husband Mrs. Foster is sur vived by one son, Amos White, by a former husband. The funeral will take place from the residence Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Mrs. Fos ter was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church and always took a prominent part in church work. THE STANFORD POISON CASE POLICE AND DETECTIVES ARE ; NOT YET THROUGH IN VESTIGATING, ig - Miss Bertha Berner, Private Secre tary of Deceased, Is Not Under Surveillance. SAN FRANCISCO, March 22.—The police are busily engaged today in col laborating with private detectives in preparing an extensive report on the Stanford case which is to practically terminate the investigation so far as Mrs. Stanford's death is concerned, but they will continue the investiga tion into the manner In which poison found its way into Mrs. Stanford's mineral water and bicarbonate of soda. The police declare today that Bertha Berner and other witnesses are free from surveillance and will not be questioned unless some minor point needs explanation. Floral Tributes for the Dead. PALO ALTO, March 22.—Behind drawn curtains, the door opened only to those who have business there, the remains of Mrs. Stanford rest today in the parlor of the Stanford mansion on university campus. All morning long almost an unbroken line of men car rying floral tributes sent from all parts of the state has been making its way up the road to the residence. Among the early caliers was President Jor dan, who came to see that there was no hitch in the funeral arrangements. Miss Berner also called, remaining a few minutes. Her grief shows plainly and only her indomitable will prevents physical collapse. The student body met today and adopted resolutions of respecL NINE STORY BUILDING BURNS. Large Number of Girl Employes Were in Danger. NEW YORK. March 22.—The Em pire State building of nine stories, on Broadway and Bleeker streets is burn ing. The three upper floors are in flames. A large number of girls are employed in the building and it is feared loss of life will result. California Merchant Murdered. LOS ANGELES. March 22.—Rob bers murdered J. W. Shumate, a merchant at Colton last night. Shu mate was sleeping in his store and robbers pried open the front door. It is evident the merchant made a light as a shotgun with one barrel fired was found by hi* side. A revolver with live chamber* empty waa found in hia store. ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1905. RUSSIANS NOT YET OUT OF WOODS FEAR JAP ENVELOPING MOVEMENT General Kamimura With a Strong Force is Said to Be Wait ing to Swoop Down on Linevitch's Weary Troops at an Opportune Moment-Gen. Kuropatkin is in Command of the First Russian Army .ST. PETERSBURG, March 22.— Linevitch reports today that on Mon day the Russian advance posts ob served Japanese cavalry in large num bers, behind which appeared numer ous bodies of infantry near the village of Machantzy. This is taken here to mean that Kamamura's army is 'about to attempt an enveloping movement from the Russian rear and fear is ex pressed as to the probable outcome. Japan's New Battleship. NEW CASTLE, Eng., March 22 — The Japanese battleship Kashima was launched today at the Elswick ship yards. The Kashima is one of the most powerful ships of her class. Russian Army Reported Safe. LONDON, March 22.—A dispatch to Reuters states that the Russian army has reached a place of safety, but ir regularities and stragglers were cut off by the Japanese. The place of Russian rendezvous is not given. Russians Are Much Refreshed. ST. PETERSBURG, March 22.—A dispatch from Gunshu Pass dated the 20th states:' _ -i "Our rear guard now occupies ing Ha, 70 miles north of Tieling. The enemy continues to follow but pufirsuit is slow, the main Japanese army apparently remaining in Tieling. Our foUr days' rest at Tieling gave us a chance to reform our army and re cover from the recent hardships. Since then tbe march has continued in orderly fashion, but so rapidly that FIRST DAY OF SPRING. Would Have Been More in Harmony Had it Occurred a Week Ago. Yesterday was the day set for equin oxial storms and it also marked the first day of spring. If the latter event had been scheduled a couple of weeks earlier the weather conditions would have been more in harmony, but as it was the summer-like weather of a week ago was replaced by signs of winter on the mountains south of Walla Walla and the air had a chill that suggested fires and spring over coats, instead of straw hats and shirt waists. A rainfall of about .08 of an inch in depth was the extent of the equinoxial storms yesterday although according to Observer Newman of the Walla Walla weather bureau severe storms may yet occur as a result of the sun's crossing the equator. Equi noxial storms are popularly supposed to be the result of the sun crossing the celestial equator. This occurs only two times in a year, March 21 and September 22. The event is sometimes preceded by unusual at mospheric disturbances accompanied by rains and sometimes by thunder. Often the storms' occur a few days after the equinox. Flood Danger Past at Pittsburg. PITTSBURG, Pa., March 22— The great flood reached here at 8 this morning. The rivers are rapidly re ceding and the danger seems past. Ohio Is Still Rising. WHEELING, W. Va., March 22.— At 10:30 this morning the stage of the Ohio was 42 feet and it was rising two inches an hour. The crest will prob ably come tonight. The flooded dis tricts are suffering severely. The weather is growing colder and hun dreds of families are without gas. Railroads are tied up. Kansas Oil Men Disagree. CHANUTE. Kas., March 22.—Be cause of discord in the ranks of the Kansas Oil Producers' association a new suit against the railways and the Standard Oil trust will be filed. Lo cal producers are dissatisfied with the sudden retirement of Frank Monett of Ohio, special prosecutor, who was asked to withdraw because of his sen sational methods. The Chicago Grain Market, CHICAGO, March 22.—July wheat $1.15911.14%; corn, 48%®48%; oats, S1H0?O%. many horses and cattle died of ex haustion. The columns that moved along a half dozen roads parallel to the railway report that he force of ir regulars, which was operating east ward, was cut off before the news of the battle of Mukden reached them and were compelled to retire to the Ihlrthiast, probably making for Kirin." Kuropatkin to Command First Army. ST. PETERSBURG, March 22.—A dispatch from Gunshu pass, 108 miles north of Tie Pass, states that Kuro patkin arrived there yesterday to as sume command of the first army. He received a great ovation from the troops. This place, which has a large railroad station and Red Cross settle ment with all army facilities is now an enormous camp, overflowing with soldiers. The booming of guns is heard on the right flank today. No Equipment for Fourth Fleet. ST. PETERSBURG, March 22.—A telegram from Libau states that the authorities are not able to organize the proposed fourth squadron on account Of the inability to secure seamen. of the officers are mere boys without sea training and the crews are composed largely of peasants never before aboard a ship. Wounded by Bomb Explosion. WARSAW, March 22.—Three of six soldiers were wounded by a bomb ex plosion last night. The bomb was thrown from a window in Volsk street. No arrests have been made. JAIL BREAK AT PENDLETON. Four Prisoners Escaped Yesterday Morning From County Jail. PENDLETON, March 22.—Tom Moss, Otto Hackinsmith, Albert Mur ray and Maynard Brown escaped from the Pendleton jail yesterday morning, by sawing an iron bar on one of the windows. Later in the day Sheriff Taylor captured Moss and Hackin smith on the O. R. & N. track near the agency of the Umatilla reservation, and William Murray was found hiding in an out house in the city. Moss was to have been taken to the penitentiary at Salem yesterday to serve a term of three years on a forg ery charge. Hackinsmith was await ing sentence on a similar charge and the other prisoners were serving terms for minor offenses. Extradition for Appleyard. BOSTON, March 22. — Governor Douglas this morning signed papers granting the extradition of Arthur E. Appleyard, a street railway promoter, wanted in Buffalo for obtaining money under false pretenses from the Ger man bank. The supreme court today granted a writ of habeas corpus for Apple yard. The writ will be argued April sth. Million Dollar Endowment Fund. The international committee of Young Men's Christian associations with headquarters in New York city, has an endowment fund amounting to a million dollars. This committee has general supervision of the association work on this continent, and also sends men to many foreign countries to es tablish associations there. Czar Favors Compulsory Education. ST. PETERSBURG, March 22.—1t is reported that the czar intends to is sue an order making education com pulsory throughout Russia and that the Zemstvos will be invited to send delegates to St. Petersburg to discuss the matter with the minister of public instruction. Bulgarian Band Annihilated. SALONICA. March 22.—1n the Ghev gheli district a Bulgarian band of 40 members was annihilated by Turkish troops after three hours of fighting. The Turks lost three killed and nine wounded. Votaw Postmaster at Tacoma. WASHINGTON March 22.—The president today appointed Henry L. Votaw, postmaster at Tacoma, BENT ON OUSTING HYDE. Policyholders Will Bring Euit if Dum my Directors Gain First Round. NEW YORK, March 22.—Should the directors behind James Hazen Hyde in the fight in the Equitable Insurance society prove numerous enough at Thursday's meeting of the board to delay the mutualization of the com pany for four years, the Crimmins committee of policyholders will at once take a hand in the fight along broader lines than legislation at Al bany. The plan is to have a policyholder living in another state bring suit in the United States courts. This will enable counsel for the plaintiff to ask for the designation of a United States commissioner to take testimony and by following the methods adopted by Samuel Untermyer, when he exposed the scandal in the United States Ship building company, get at the bottom of matters in the Equitable. If such a suit is brought one of the ,rst witnesses called will be James H. Hyde, an,d others will be the 38 al leged dummy directors in the corpor ation. Special efforts will be made to show to what extent the directors have per sonally profited by their inside con nections with the company. The ma nipulation of the hundreds of millions of the policyholders' money through the Mercantile Trust company and» the Equitable Trust company will be gone into exhaustively, also the loans made and the securities put up as collateral. Sales of securities to the Equitable Life during the past few years will be examined into closely to show just how tney were bfought about and who reaped the profits. INSPECT THE TEST WELL COUNCILMEN TAKE A TRIP TO HARBERT PLACE THIS AFTERNOON. To Return to City This Evening— Bedrock Struck Monday Makes Work Hard for Crew. At the invitation of Water Super intendent Knight several members of the council and Water Registrar Mc- Lean are inspecting the test well being sunk on the Harbert place this after neon. Superintendent Knight report ed yesterday that a depth of 25 feet had been reached. The workmen struck bedrock Monday afternoon and the work of excavating has necessar ily been rather tedious since then. The party left the city soon after 2 i'clock this afternoon expecting to re turn late this evening. TO FREE NAN PATTERSON. Her Counsel Claim New Evidence Will Clear Her. NEW YORK, March 22. —Counsel for Nan Patterson state today that they have new evidence which will free the actress when she shall be again brought to trial for the murder of Caesar Young. The evidence is said to prove that Young owned the revolver, which was always denied by the prosecution. The will be brought to trial early in April. The Cody Divorce Case. SHERIDAN, Wyo., March 22— The principal deposition for the defense in the Cody divorce case was torn to pieces today by the objections of Judge Ridgely, Cody's attorney. But a short time wili be allowed for argu ments. A decision will be passed down Saturday. Charged With Election Frauds. SAN FRANCISCO. March 22.— Commissioner of Public Works Frank Maestrettl was indicted today on the charge of fraud alleged to have been committed in the recent primary elec tion. A warrant was immediately is sued for his arrest. Mrs. Chadwick's Case Monday. CLEVELAND, March 22. —The mo tion for a new trial for Mrs. Chadwick will be argued Monday next according to the agreement of attorneys. Should a new trial be denied she is likely to be sentenced that day. Gay nor and Greene Still in Canada. MONTREAL, March 22.—1n the Gaynor-Greene case today Judge Davison dismissed the motion for a writ of prohibition, leaving the case in the hands of the extradition commis sioner. An appeal may be taken. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS, Blue Stem, 80 cento Club. 74 centt f.o.b NUMBER 316. TRAIN GOES INTO DITCH Four Trainmen Are Reported Fatally Injured TWENTY-NINE PASSEN6ERS ARE HURT All the Cars Were Destroyed by Fire —Wreck Occurred on Wiscon. sin Central. MILWAUKEE, March 22—As the result of the ditching of a Wisconsin Central passenger train near Eau Ciaire this morning four trainmen were fatally injured and 29 passen gers were injured more or less ser iously. All the cars were destroyed by fire. DR. RICHARDSON COMING. Will Lecture Before the Walla Walla Greek Club. At the close of the meeting of the Greek club yesterday it was announc ed that Dr. Rufus B. Richardson would address the Greek club Friday, March 24, at 4 o'clock. People who know Dr. Richardson say that he is one of the most enthusiastic and delightfully en tertaining speakers ever on ihe plat form. For some time the Greek club has been working for and have suc ceeded in bringing Dr. Richardson here to deliver three Illustrated lec tures on Ancient Greece as revealed by modern archaeology. These are "Mycenae and Crete," March "Athens." March 27; "Corinth," March 28. Dr. Richardson has had the great est success in this line and no one who has the' least artistic taste or a desire to know history should fail to come. Is Rockefeller After Oil Bonds? TOPEKA, March 22. — Governor Hoch says he has heard no report that John D. Rockefeller is trying to buy the Kansas state oil refinery bonds. He says: "The Standard Oil magnate would have some trouble in obtaining the entire issue. It is our intention to sell the bonds to people in denominations of $100 each, and not more than five bonds to any one purchaser. Possibly we will have to limit the sale to one bond to the purchaser, to satisfy the demand of citizens who want to give substantial aid to the refinery project. If Mr. Rockefeller buys any of the bonds, the investment will be gilt edged, although the interest won't add much to his fortune, as the bonds run only ten years at 4 per cent. Russians Preparing for Defense. TOKIO, March 22.—Reliable reports from the front state that the Japanese vanguard is still on the march north of Kayunkan. There is a trace of the enemy south of the great wail. Indi cations are that the Russians will make a stand between Chang Chun and Kirin, as they are constructing defenses on a line between these two places. Hayes Faction Wins. WASHINGTON, March, 22.—The district court of appeals this after noon reversed the decision of the lower court in the case of John W. Hayes and others versus Simon Burns. Knights of Labor and others and de clared that the Hayes faction are the lawful officers. The fight started In 1902, when the organization split. France Easy With Castro. PARIS, March 22.—The Matin says that Ambassador Jusserand will con fer with President Roosevelt today relative to Venezuela affairs. France will allow the case to take its course in the courts. An ultimatum has not been sent to Castro. President of Tufts College Dead. MEDFORD. Mass., March 22. —Dr. Elmer Hewitt Capenm, president of Tufts college, died this morning of pneumonia. Roosevelt Sticks to Wickershem.' WASHINGTON, March 22.—The president today reappointed Jud§>» James Wickersham Judge of the third district of Alaska.