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JLfeht cloudy; Sunday prob «bfyrain - VOLUME XXXI. PRESIDENT IN COLORADO Makes a Speech tn an Early Morning Crowd IIVEH PRESENT FOR OAU6HTER He Requests Newspaper Correspond ents Not to Follow Him on His Hunting Trip. XFW CASTLE, April 15.—The pres ident's hunting party arrived here at |:4S this morning and were greeted by 1000 people. The president, who was eating breakfast when the train pulled in. went to the rear platform and made a 10-minute address to the crowd. The women of New Castle presented the president with a handsome horse-hair, gilver-tnounted bridle for his daughter Alir. After breakfast the party ac- Mpanied by guides started for their Jp: hunting camp, 15 miles south. The horses which the president will ride are one white and two sorrels, selected f«>r surefootedness, rather than for beauty. The guides are Jake Wells, Jake Borah and John Goff. A dozen hunters and mountaineers went with the president. Doctor Lambert and P. B. Stewart were also with the party. The latter will have general supervision of the entire excursion in the mountains. The first camp will be located 23 miles southwest of this town. A foot of snow is now on the site of the camp. The guides report plenty bear tracks and the prospects for good sport is flattering. SHE SET PRECEDENTS Minnesota Girl Did Things Out of the Ordinary at Launching. •WASHIN'GTOX, April 15—Miss Rose Marie Schaller did several things more than out of the ordinary as sponsor for the battleship Minnesota. Not in all the 13 years existence of the Newport N^ B Shipbuilding company has a ajfeon for a war vessel responded to a toast to herself. Miss Schaller's re sponse won her Virginia hosts, who ■cheered her to the echo. The toast near the end of the luncheon, but «oke up when Mis Schaller establish ed this precedent for the guidance of sponsors of the future. Another thing which Miss Schaller •did was to smash completely the bot tle of champagne. Sponsors who have Preceded her have usually used only about force enough to crack the bottle so that the wine dribbled down the vessel's side. But Miss Schaller's ath fctic training stood her in good stead *t the event. *B« Schaller also wanted to say •omething out of the ordinary in the v 'orJs she used, so instead of saying: 1 christen thee Minnesota," she said "> name thee Minnesota." TOSSED BY LOCOMOTIVE L,tt le School Girl of Wyoming Has a v Remarkable Escape LARAMIE, wyo., April 15.—A little *>rl by the name of CVConnor had a """arkable escape from death under Ihe wheels of a locomotive. The child ltr > two others, was crossing the n ' ou Pacific tracks on her way to s< ho r ,j u er compani o ns passed In front of an approaching train and call- F°n her to follow. She hesitated, * nJ then when the train was barely ten feet away, made the dash. i n the center of the track er feet slipped and she fell on her ' an ds and knees. The pilot of the lo- struck her and threw her ( 0 th e air. where she turned a com lete and again fell on the aclc - The engineer meanwhile, had Versed the engine, and the train * t0 PPej with the pilot directly over P cWWa body. Ha d the engine gone another foot c would have been crushed to death. c was found to be severely bruised. C E. CONVENTION. LVi'M t!L B * Held in Baltimore This Year— f Date Is July Baltimore, April is.—Members of _ c Society of Christian Endeavor will ther in this city next July from all Ver the country and Canada, w-ith del The evening Statesman egations from other parts of the world in attendance at the twenty-second an nual convention of the organization. Elaborate preparations are being made for the reception and entertainment of the hundreds of visitors. The convention will meet in the Fifth regiment armory which will seat 16.509 people, and other meetings will be held at the Lyric theater, nearby, where 3.500 people can be accommodated. The spacious halls will be a Maze with light and bunting. The scheme of decoration will be red and white, and yellow and black, and each state of the Union will be represented by its coat of arms and its colors. Over the platform will be the flags of Great Britain and the United States, together with those of other countries. The convention choir will consist of 2,000 voices, selected from the Balti more churches, and a grand concert will be given in the armory before the formal opening of the convention. The feature bf the convention will be an international festival of praise, which will be conducted by Rev. Carey Bon ner, of London, England. A similar service in Royal Albert hall, London, was pronounced by Dr. Clark, the fa ther of the Endeavor movement to be the most wonderful and ispiring musi cal service he had ever attended. Ambassador White in Rome. ROME, April 15.—Henry White, the new American ambassador to Italy, has arrived here. General John W. Palmer Dead. ALBANY. April 15.—John W. Palm er, former commander in chief of the Grand Army, died here this morning. The Chicago Grain Market. CHICAGO, April 15.—July wheat. $1.16@'51.14%: corn, 48%@47 7 / 8 ; oats, 30©2»%. WANTS $5000 DAMAGES WILLIAM POWELL DECLARES THAT BARNEY ALLEN SLAN DERED HIM. Powell Says Allen Accused Him of Acts of Thievery and Hie Good Name Has Been Injured. Alleging that his good name has been injured, his business integrity questioned and that he is being shun ned socially as a consequence or by reason of certain stories of a defama tory nature being circulated about him by Barney Allen, a well known Walla Walla county farmer, William Powell commenced a $5000 damage suit against Allen in the superior court this afternoon. Powell complains that Al len accused him of certain acts of thievery purporting to have been com mitted on the premises of Allen, and that Allen has circulated the state ments and defamatory words promis cuously. Powell declares that the statements are false and untrue and in consequence of their having been circulated his reputation has been damaged and his business integrity questioned repeatedly. Cain and Bry son are attorneys for Powell. The case promises to have many interest ing features when it comes to trial. Lake Puzzles People of Chicago CHICAGO, April 15.—Lake Michigan yesterday receded ten feet off Wauke gan, while in Chicago it rose two feet. While the inhabitants of Waukegan were wondering if the lake was going to disappear altogether, the life saving crews along the Chicago river front, were seriously considering a move to higher quarters. The cause of the lake's antics has not yet been fully explained by the Chicago scientists. Professor Cox, when told of what had happened, re plied: "Is that so? That's dynamic pressure. You know we had a fall in the barometer about 11 o'clock, and the air pressure moved off about 15 or 20 miles, and without any air pressure what can the lake do but rise?" Missouri Pacific Train Wrecked. SEDALIA. Mo.. April 15.-The Mis souri Pacific passenger west bound was wrecked at Wards early today. Fireman Anderson of St. Louis was killed and Engineer Rogers of Sedalia was injured. Heavy Snow in Nebraska. LINCOLN, Neb- April 15.—A heavy snow covers the entire state. Fruit growers say that peaches, and early plums are completely ruined. ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1905. EXPLOSION ON THE IOWA Nine Men Injured by Bursting nf an Eight-Inch Gun OCCURRED AT TAR6ET PRACTICE The Gun Had Been Fired 103 Time* Since Brought Into Use —De- tails Lacking. WASHINGTON, April 15—The navy department was informed this after noon in a dispatch from Pensacola, that an eight-inch gun on the battle ship lowa exploded during target practice, the muzzle being blown off. Nine men were injured. The gun had been fired 103 times. GARFIELD AND THE STANDARD. Several Important Witnesses Were Examined Today. CHANUTE, Kas.. April 15.—Com missioner Garfield left for Humboldt today to interview ex-State Senator Stewart, a member of the executive committee of the Oil Producers' Asso ciation and C. D. Webster, owner of the Webster refinery. It i,s said both men have important testimony to of fer as to the methods of the Standard Oil in Kansas. Garfield's three as sistants examined R. C. Rawlins and R. N. Allen, Chanute producers, to day. The Garfield party will remain in this vicinity for several days. Bids Opened for New Cruisers. WASHINGTON, April 15.—Bids were opened at the navy department this afternoon for the construction of two fast scout cruisers, the lowest bid being submitted by the Fore River Ship Engine company of Massachu setts. Bids were called for on two plans. The lowest bid on class one was one cruiser for $1,629,000; and two for $1,557,000 each. On class two, one for $1,540,000 and for $1,468,000 each. The Union Iron Works of San Fran cisco was the next lowest bidder. Mrs. Chadwiek's Bail. CINCINNATI. April 15.—The United States court of appeals this morning decided that Mrs. Chadwick can be re leased from jail on $5000 bail pending the hearing of her argument for a new trial. The decision refers onty- to the case on which she was convicted and has nothing to do with the pending case in which her bail was fixed at $27,000 yesterday. Demurrers of Boodling Senators. SACRAMENTO, April 15.—Ex-Sen- ators French, Wright and Emmons were in court here today. The former had the argument on his demurrer continued two weeks. The others were given one week to file new de murrers. Bunkers' case was set for trial Monday, but will probably be continued: Charged With Manslaughter. LOS ANGELES, April 15.—Rarbee S. Hook, son of the late milionaire traction builder. W. S. Hook, was held this morning for trial on the charge of manslaughter for the killing of Mar garet Burtwistle. He ran down the young woman with an automobile March 28. The Santa Fe Strike. KANSAS CITY, April 15.—The striking Santa Fe boiler makers say that 349 men are out. Many helpers and apprentices have struck. The na tional organization will pay strike benefits of $7 a week to married men and $5 to single men. The men are to arbitrate but will make a hard fight. Paul Jones' Body Coming Home. PARIS, April 15.—The remains of John Paul Jones, discovered yesterday, have been immersed in fresh alcohol and hermetically sealed in a new cof fin. They will be kept in this condition pending arrangements for transporta tion to the United States. Congressman Williamson Arraigned. PORTLAND, April 15. —Congress- man J. N. Williamson was arraigned in the federal district court today to plead to the indictments returned against him by the grand jury for com plicity in the Oregon land frauds. He filed demurrers to both indictments. SULUVAN VS. MITCHELL Former Heavyweight Champion To Reenter the Ring FI6HT IN TACOMA NEXT MONTH Match Arranged by the Sporting Edi tor of the Tacoma News—Settle Old Score. TACOMA, April 15.—George Garrett, sporting editor of the Tacoma News, announces today that he has received the acceptance of John Sullivan and Charlie Mitchell to fight in Tacoma early in May. v DROWNED IN LAKE WASHINGTON W. B. Frazier Loses His Life While Attempting to Board Launch. SEATTLE, April 15.—While at tempting to step from the lake steamer Gazelle to a scow, which he had to cross in order to reach his own launch, the Undine, W. B. Frazier, head of the Underwriters* Electric company, of 800 First avenue South, lost his footing and fell into the waters of Lake Washington and was drowned before aid could reach him. According to the report of Captain Tompkins, of the Gazelle, the launch was picked up at Kirkland. It was the intention of Frazier to stay alongside the steamer until he had passed Foul weather Point, where a heavy sea was running. S. E. Cook, who accompan ied Frazier in the launch, remained in it while Frazier went on board the steamer. When near Foulweather Point Frazier started back on the guajrd, rail of the steamer to get on the scow. He slipped and fell into the water. Life preservers were thrown out and the steamer stopped and an effort made to rescue him. He was heard to cry out twice, but in the darkness he could not be located. The body has not yet been recovered. Mr. Frazier was a married man, 28 years of age. and besides a widow leaves one child. He lived at 300 Eleventh Avenue North. He had been engaged in electrical construction work in this city for some years and up to a year ago was with the North west Fixture company. He and his partner, W. T. Klotz, owned the Un derwriters' Electric company. SEARCH FOR VOICE OF SISTER. Cherry Constellation Seeks Phono- graph Record of Sister's Song. DES MOINES, April 15. —A search for the voice of the dead is the novel undertaking of Addie and Effie Cherry, who, with another sister, gained no toriety from ocean to ocean by their barnstorming concerts. These girls and their sister Jessie toured the United States giving entertainments which fulfilled the term only in their ridiculous efforts to sing and argu ments with the audience about the showers of vegetables hurled at them. They now have a new goal. Though the very mention of the trio must bring a smile to those who heard them, yet there is a touch of pathos in the search of the dead. Jessie died two years ago at the Cherry home near Marion, la. Her voice was one which caused uproars of laughter be cause of its coarseness and lack of training. Yet it was sweet to her sis ters. And these two sisters, who made the famous tour, are searching for a phonograph record of her singing. They have heard that at many places records were made. Recently they heard that a man in Portsmouth, 0., had a record and tried to buy it. He placed an exceptionally large price upon it, thinking they would be en ticed to pay, but they refused his of fer. Chicagoans to Invest Millions CHICAGO, April 15—Several Chi cago capitalists are in New York com pleting plans looking to the immedi ate investment of millions of dollars in Philip's pine railroad projects. E. A. Potter, president of the Amer ican Trust & Savings bank; John Jay Abbot, cashier; and Norman B. Ream, capitalist, are in the project. With them are T. P. Shonts, the new head of the Panama canal commission, and Elbert H. Gary, chairman of the United States Steel company. It is understood that A. Delano, late gen eral manager of the Chicago, Burling ton & Quincy railroad, has been en gaged to draw up the plans for the construction of the 700 or 800 miles or railroad which will be the neclues of the proposed system. Ten Thousand Japs for Panama. WASHINGTON, April 15.—The isthmian canal commission today closed a number of contracts for sup plies and ordered the immediate em ployment of 2000 Japanese coolies on the excavation work. The number is to be increased to 10,000 in the near future. A Private Bank Fails. OWOSSO, Mich., April 15.—The pri vate bank of Stewart & Co., with de posits of half a million, went into the hands of a receiver today. It is al leged the inability of the carriage company to meet a $28,000 note caused the failure. Rats Cause Costly Fire. SAN FRANCISCO, April 15.—Rats gnawing the insulation from electric power wires in the five story building occupied by the Crown Paper Co. and the Zellerbach Paper Co., caused a fire this morning which resulted in a loss of $50,000. Heinze and Fellow Victims Resting. BUTTE, April 15. —F. August Heinze, Judge I. C. Bach, Attorney M. L. Gunn and Mining Engineer A. I. Frank, who were injured in an auto accident last evening, are resting easy this morn ing. Reported Explosion on the lowa. PENSACOLA', April 15.—A report is current here that two guns exploded on the battleship lowa and caused loss of life. The report can't be verified. ROJESTVENSKY'S MESSAGE IF HE LOSES NAVAL BATTLE HE WILL LET TOGO TELL IT If Ha Wins a Victory He Will An nounce it Himself —His Last Telegram. PARIS, April 15.—The correspond ent of Echo De Paris wires from St. Petersburg that the last telegram sent by Admiral Rojestvensy before leaving Nossibe was: "I will not telegraph again before the battle. If I am beaten you will learn it through Togo. If I defeat him I will announce it to you." Russian Iron Works Close. ST. PETERSBURG, April Putiloff Iron Works closed today as the result of a renewal of the labor troubles. The works are under the guard of troops. Purged of Treason Charge. HELSINGFORS, Finland, April 15.— The court at Abo discharged General Schaumann, charged with high trea son. Schaumann is the father of Eu gene Schaumann, who killed General Bobrikoff, governor of Finland last June. He was charged with complic ity in the crime. The Landtagen has appropriated 100,000 marks to aid Rus sia in the prosecution of the war. Yellow Journalism in Russia. ST. PETERSBURG. April 15.—A prominent illustrated weekly appeared today with an illustration, depicting the imperial family, the empress hold ing the heir to the throne. In the background were shadowy forms of practically all the living members of the Romanoff family in coffins. The publishers disclaim responsibility. They say the picture was the work of students employed on the paper. The picture caused a sensation. M. Witte Will Resign. ST. PETERSBURG. April 15. —M. Witte. president of the council of min isters, has announced his intention to resign and become president of a com mercial bank. Coal for Rojestvensky. HONG KONG, April 15.—A number of colliers from Cardiff. Durban, have arrived here awaiting orders. It is be lieved the coal is intended for Rojest vensky. Baltic Fleet Is Lost Again. AMOY, China, April 15.—N0 reports of the whereabouts of the Baltic fleet have reached here. Officials here say it is certain the Russian warships have not entered Formosa straits. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS, Blue Stem, So cents Club. 74 cents f.o.b NUMBER 337. WILL FIGHT TO A FINISH All Efforts to Settle Chicago Strike Are Futile ANOTHER CONFERENCE TO-DAY Peace Now More Remote Than Ever— No Disposition on Either Side to Yield. CHICAGO, April 15.—After a fruit less effort to reach an agreement in the Montgomery Ward company strike the union labor leaders left Mayor Dunne's office at noon declaring that they were going to fight the employers of Chicago "to a finish." Peace is now more remote than ever, as there seems to be no disposition on either side to yield. The police guarded all wagons today. There were some demonstra tions but no bloodshed. The conference between the mayor, labor leaders and employers adjourned this afternoon without reaching any agreement toward settlement of the strike against the Ward company. Blockades and assaults continued to day in the down town streets. Cara vans moved with difficulty with the aid of the police. "OPPRESSION IN OOFFICE." Unusual Charge Made Against Two Officials of an lowa County. MARSHA LLTOWN. la., April 13— S. Meekin, a justice of the peace, and George Mable, a constable at St. An thony, Marshall county, have been ar rested charged with oppression in of fice. Frank Buchan claims that under cover of their office and by threaten ing him with arrest they got him to sign an affidavit that he voted illegally at the recent election. There was a bitter fight between factions and the result was a tie vote. The affidavit was secured in an alleged attempt to change the result. MISER KILLED. $7000 Found on Talmohlen of De* Moines, a Coal Picker. DES MOINES, April 15.—With cer tificates of deposit in Dcs Moines banks for $7000 and bills worth $125 wadded together in the lining of his coat, William T. Talmohlen of this city was killed while picking up kindling, presumably for a living, in the rail road yards here. He was dressed in rags and had for months been a fre quent visitor to the yards, where he picked up coal and wood, which he either sold or burned. Drunken Children in Schools, He Says. WHjMINGTON, Del., April 15—"I can prove every word I said in refer ence to children coming into school when intoxicated, but publication at this time would defeat the object of the inquiry which I have started," de clared Superintendent of Public Schools George W. Twitmeyer today. The superintendent added that he had heard of more than one case of the kind. He declared that if these children received liquor from their parents, the board should know it, and if they received it from someone else their parents should know it. Until this investigation is completed, how ever, he will say nothing. Three Workmen Condemned to Death. WARSAW, April 15.—Three work men found guilty of wounding a po liceman in recent labor troubles have been condemned to death. At Lodz two men killed a policeman today. . One was arrested. California Beat Washington. OAKLAND, April 15.—California beat Washington one boat length in the race this morning at Oakland. The estuary course was two miles. Wash ington broke an oar half way neces sitating a second race. Joseph Jefferson Better. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 15.—The condition of Joseph Jefferson is improving, but he is still weak.