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Tonight fair with frost, cooler; Sunday fair. VOLUME XXXI. SPECIAL TRAIN WAS WRECKED Several Distinguished Persons Were Killed THE COOK WAS BURNED TO DEATH Among the Injured Is the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle and Bishop McVickar. I V GRB:EXVILLE, S. C, April 29—A special train bearing Robert C. Ogden and a party of prominent New Yorkers was wrecked near here today. W. W. Canning, a cook, was caught in the wreck, and burned to death. Several of the party were injured, including Robert M. Ogden, sei: etary to Robert C Ogden; Professor Henry Farnum of TaiP- Mrs. J. G. Thorp, daughter of Henry W. Longfellow; Dr. St. Clair, T. LC. Kelway, editor of the Brooklyn I; and Bishop W. N. McVickar, of Rhode Island. The dead are: CHARLES M. COOP, flagman. J. LITTLE. W. CUM MINGS. J. F. HAYNE, negro employed in the dining car. The train was composed of ten cars, four of which were burned. Some of the injured were pinned under the week. The train left Columbia this morning for this city, where it was to be received by the mayor. TO BUILD IN LEWISTON Louis McMorris Plans to Improve Idaho Property. Louis McMorris, a prominent citizen of Walla Walla, and well known in Lewiston, is a business visitor here, says the Tribune. Mr. McMorris came to Lewiston to arrange for the erection of a fine brick block on his property now occupied by the Lewiston Foundry 'and Machine works, but on account of pthis company being unable to secure new quarters he has deferred the erec tion of his building until the foundry is installed on a new site. Mr. Mc- Morris came via Pomeroy and will re turn by Spokane this morning on ac count of the lack of transportation faciliites between Lewiston and the country lying to the southwest. "I can remember 30 years ago when we had a daily stage between Lewiston and Walla Walla," said Mr. McMorris, "and a person could pass from one Place to the other in about 12 hours, but under the rapid changes of pro gress it now requires 36 hours to make the trip." GUT ON PAROLE P W. D. Mays Was Released From Prison This Morning. • P. W. D. Mays, the ex-minister, poli tician and newspaper man of Pomeroy, was released from the state peniten tiary this morning, after serving one year of a three-year sentence for al leged criminal assault on a young girl. He was about the city this morning failing on a number of his friends. He will return to Pomeroy where he will Probably engage in business. STILL UNSETTLED Controversy Among the Meat Men and Union Remains Same. The trouble between the Butchers' t'nion and the proprietors of the meat markets in Walla Walla is still unset -B*4. Contrary to expectations the question was not referred to the Trades Council at its meeting last hi &ht. This morning it was agreed that the subject would be taken up at the next meeting of the Union when it is expected that some definite action will taken. NOW A WAITER. "Harlem Coffee Cooler" Wears Full- Dress These Days. M TLWAUKEE, April 29.—Frank | Crai S. the colored heavyweight boxer, known aa "The Harlem Cot fe * Cooler," la now engaged as a waiter at the Planklnton hotel in this city. THE EVENING STATESMAN Five years ago he was injured in a street car accident in Syracuse, N. V., which forced his retirement from the ring. For two years Craig traveled with the late Peter Jackson's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" troupe as the understudy of Jackson. He has been all over this country and through most of Europe, having made a great hit in England Barred From Montana. HELENA, Mont., April 29.—Because the laws of Montana contain no pro visions for the regulation of such com panies, H. R. Cunningham, state audit or, has denied the application of the American Birth Insurance company of Boston, Mass., to enter the Montana field. The company places a premium upon births, paying the insured from $200 to $500 upon the birth of a child, the exact amount being determined by the number of payments made. Mr. Cunningham said he was a firm believer in President Roosevelt's "anti race suicide" policy, but was compelled to shut out the company from this state for the reason stated. when he was at his best. Many of his best battles were fought in London and he made a hit there with the sporting dukes. Craig started fighting in 1890, and met all the best middleweights of that time. Among some of the best men he met were Joe Butler, Steve O'Donnell, "Billy" McCarty, Johnny Gorman, Dan Cleary, Peter Maher, Frank Siavin, Dick O'Brien, George Gardner, Tommy Ryan, George Crisp, Jack Root, Phila delphia Jack O'Brien and Dan Creedon. It was in 1599 that he gave Tommy Ryan a terrific ten-round battle, Ryan finally winning. Millionaire Packer Dead. MILWAUKEE. April 29.—William Plankinton, the millionaire packer and hotel owner, died this morning, aged 60. He leaves a $15,000,000 estate to his widow and son. He owner the Plank inton hotel and a dozen big business blocks. CONFERENCE ON RATES KANSAS OIL PRODUCERS MEET TRAFFIC OFFICIALS OF THE SANTA FE. They Demand a Fifteen-Cent Rate From Kansas to the Gulf of Mexico. KANSAS CITY, April 29.—Represen tatives of the Kansas oil producers and the chief traffic officials of the Santa Fe met here today for a con ference regarding the demand of the producers for equitable freight rates. The officials are expected to answer the charge that the Santa Fe is in col lusion with the Standard Oil Trust. The producers demand a 15-cent rate from Kansas to the gulf. If refused the receivership fight against the Santa Fe will be pressed. COMBINE TO CHECK HARRIMAN. Rockefeller, Morgan and Hill Interests Would Block His Plans in West. NEW YORK, April 29.—A harmon izing of powerful and recently antago nistic interests in the financial world has been accomplished, the effct of what are termed the "peace-disturbing ambitions of E. H. Harriman. It is learned from excellent sources that an understanding has been reach ed by the so-called Rockefeller inter ests, the Morgan interests and the Hill interests, by which the holdings of Un ion Pacific stock by these men ad their friends will be devoted as a unit for purposes of deciding all questions af fecting not only this property but its relations to other railroads as well, and that as a consequence of such under standing it is probable that the pro posed $100,000,000 issue of preferred stock of the Union Pacific may not be authorized at the meetinfi which is to be held on May 5 at Salt Lake. Although all the men directly con cerned in the matter decline to talk about it for publication or to make any direct statement, enough has been gathered from various sources to war rant the foregoing statement. Earthquake In Switzerland. GENEVA, Switzerland, April 29.—An earthquake was felt thoughout a great portion of Switzerland and Southern Prance between 2 and 3 this morning. It did some damage. ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1905. WILL PETITION ROOSEVELT STRIKERS ASK ARBITRATION When President Visits Chicago on His Return from the West Committee ot Lador Leabers Will Wait Upon Him—Wish tn Gaurd Against Use of Troops to Preserve Order CHICAGO, April 29.—The president may be appealed to, to end the teamsters* strike, which now threatens to assume proportions dangerous to the peace and business interests of Chi cago. A resolution asking the presi dent to stop here and force the em ployers to arbitrate the issues now be ing fought and thus avert the neces sity of bringing federal troops to Chi cago will be introduced at a special meeting of the Chicago Federation of Labor tomorrow. The petition to the president may be presented to him upon his expected arrival in Chicago next week. Business men not directly involved in the strike will probably be asked to join in the appeal to the pres. ident. If this course is not decided upon, it is said the meeting tomorrow will result in laying plans for a gen eral labor struggle which will involve all unions that can be drawn into the strike. Meanwhile both sides are pre paring to continue the struggle today. Manager Reed of the Employers' Teaming company has several hun dred wagons in readiness to handle whatever business is offered and make a test,of the efficiency of the federal injunction issued yesterday to protect employers in efforts to haul goods through the streets. No troops have been sent yet from Fort Sheridan, al though 400 regulars are there in readi ness for immediate service. If troops are sent they will be used, first to in sure the prompt handling of govern ment money between the railway de pots and the sub-treasury. The dry goods houses and express companies delivered goods to all parts of the city and suburbs, during Fri day night free from interference by the strikers and with little police pro tection. In the down town districts the express wagons had heavy police guards but there was no attempt at violence. The shutting off of the Chicago coal supply will be the policy of the strike leaders, who believe this is the best way to win the struggle. Carefully aid plans have been made to tie up the delivery of coal all over the city. Disturbances began early today. Ignor Mulcahy was attacked by a col ored non-union teamster of the Em ployers' Teaming company and severe ly cut. Mulcahy jeered the non-union men. His assailant was chased by a crowd of union sympathizers but es caped. It was announced at noon that the federal officials had ordered two wagons under escort of troops from Fort Sheridan to haul bullion from the railways to the sub-treasury. This A JOB FOR JOHN BARRETT HE SUCCEEDS MINISTER W. W. RUSSELL AT BOGOTA, COLOMBIA. Minister Bowen at Caracas Is Suc ceeded by Russell —Barrett's Successor Not Announced. WASHINGTON, April 29.—Official announcement was made at the state department today of the recall of Min ister Bowen from Caracas, of the ap pointment of Minister W. W. Russell, now at Bogota, Colombia, to succeed Bowen, and of the appointment of Min ister John Barrett, now at Panama, to succeed Russell at Bogota, David E. Thompson, now ambassador to Brazil, will be transferred to Mexico after Minister Conger now on his way home from Pekin, has served there as ambassador a month or two. The Chicago Grain Market. CHICAGO, April 29.—July wheat, 88@87%; corn, 46%@45T«; oats, 28% @28%. will be the first appearance of troops in the strike. A caravan of wagons enroute to the J. V. Farwell company without escort was attacked at the corner of Franklin and Madison streets. The non-union drivers armed with 38- -calibre revolvers, fired on the crowd indiscriminately. Charles Lidinsky, a spectator, was shot behind the ear. Police arrived and dispersed the crowd and arrested several strike breakers. A few minutes later 2000 enraged boys and men attempted to lynch Roy Youngblood, colored. The negro drew a knife and kept his assailants at bay until rescued by the police. The em ployers have imported negroes from the south as strike breakers. Eugene Cole, a colored non-union teamster, was attacked by a crowd of wagon boys, discharged by the Marshall Field company at Franklin and Madi son and when closely pressed he drew a revolver and shot Peter Butler, aged 17, in the arm. Cole was chased but was rescued by police, who placed him under arrest. He is one of 30 colored men employed by Field to displace un ion boys. Victor Grimes, aged 15, a messenger for the Chicago Drygoods Reporter, on his way to the express office was held up on the Madison street bridge by ttu-ee boys, who stab bed him in the chest. He was ser iously injured and was taken to the hospital. His assailants escaped. Charles Dold,, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, said today that the federation would not call a gen eral strike, but the strike would be come general though natural opera tions as the union men would resist all efforts to force them to deliver goods to unfair firms. George Nelden, president of the stock yards teamsters, has notified the packers that no goods will be delivered to unfair firms. The issue is clearly drawn and a strike of the packing teamsters seems inevitable. The whole sale grocers, employing 800 teamsters, this afternoon delivered an ultimatum to the effect that deliveries must be made regardless of the boycott. Oth erwise the drivers will be locked out. The packers today delivered an ulti matum to their teamsters that they must deliver goods to the boycotted firms or be discharged. This practic ally means an extension of the strike to the stock yards involving 2500 addi tional teamsters. George Bartlett, a non-union colored driver for Marshall Field & Co. was attacked on Franklin street by a mob. He fired five shots at the crowd. The police arrested Bartlett and found 40 cartridges on his person. Five per sons were wounded in the melee. ALL IS READY FOR NETTING INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY CON GRESS WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK IN WASHINGTON Program for the Gathering Completed -—Many Foreign Delegates Are Expected to Be Present WASHINGTON, April 29—Secretary Brown and the local committee fn charge of the arrangements for the In ternational Railway congress, an nounced today the completion of all preparations for the gathering, which is to begin its sessions here at noon next Wednesday. The foreign dele gates to the congress are due to arrive by special trains from New York and Philadelphia on Tuesday. The next morning they will have a view of the city from the Washington monument, and in the afternoon a trip through the city will be made in automobiles. Stuyvesant Fish, president of the Illi nois Central railroad, will receive the delegates at his temporary home here. At midnight the delegates will assem ble at the appliance exhibition to see the time signals to be flashed from the naval observatory. Illuminations on a huge map of the world will trace the signals, which are to encircle the whole globe. A trip to Mount Vernon by steamer is planned for the afternoon of the first day of the congress, while a spe cial view of Corcoran Gallery of Art is the evening plan for that day. The af ternoon of Friday is to be marked by a reception by Vive President Fairbanks at the White House. The capitol and the library of congress are to be view ed on Saturday. Other public build ings are to be inspected and a minute investigation made of the new union station, now under Construction,, as well as of the Washington navy yard. Fort Meyer is to be visited and a spe cial drill and rough riding exhibition witnessed. The evenings of May 9 and 11 are to be devoted to dinners. The speakers at these dinners at which 600 covers will be laid, include the French and German ambassadors, the secretary of war and Samuel Spencer, president of the Southern railway. TO EQUALIZE FREIGHT RATES. Interstate Commerce Commission Acts for Livestock Iterests. CHICAGO, April 29.—The interstate commerce commission today* brought a suit against the Chicago and Great Western and 17 other railroads to com. pel them to equalize freight rates in the matter of livestock and dressed meats. The suit is expected to have an important bearing on the future governmental treatment ot railroads. Letcher Asks for New Trial. TOLEDO, 0.. April 29.—George E. Letcher, the California millionaire, has filed in the Williams county court a motion for a new trial on the ground that he has a witness who claims that he was with Letcher in Fayette at the time of the fire at Montpelier for which Letcher was sentenced to five years In the Ohio penitentiary on an arson charge. OREGON GOOD ROADS ASS'N DECIDED TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING AT PENDLETON MAY 15 AND 16. Be State Convention but One of Na tional Significance—Secretary Richardson Will Be There. PENDLETON, April 29—A conven tion of the Oregon Good Roads asso ciation will be held here on May 15 and 16. Such was decided at the meeting of the Development League yesterday, and was announced by County Judge H. J. Bean, who returned from Portland this morning. "It will be a state convention, but will be one of national significance on account of the fact that Colonel R. W. Richardson, secretary of the na tional association, will be present and will assist in the session," said Judge Bean this morning. It is also possible that a session of the State Development League will be held in Pendleton at the same time with the roads convention. Such was suggested at the recent meeting in Portland, but no definite action was taken on the matter, as it was not known what rates could be secured for the delegates from the railroad company. SUSPECTS ARE FREED Rewards for Murderers of Miss Kintop Likely to Be Increased LITTLE, FALLS, Minn., April 29.— The two negro suspects held at Clo quet for the murder of Annie Kintop, have been released, officials from here finding that they were not the mur derers. Waseca sends a report that it is holding a strange negro on suspi cion, but it is not believed here that the arrest is important. Citizens of Little Falls will ask the governor to increase the state's reward to $1,000 and the county commission ers may offer another $1,000. Vetoed Merger Bill. DENVER, April 29.—Governor Mc- Donald has vetoed the bill passed by the late legislature permitting railroad mergers of any and all kinds. The bill was boosted by the railroads. British Destroyers Ordered to China. GIBRALTAR April 29.—Six torpedo destroyers have reecived sudden orders to start for China. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS! Blue Stem, 80 cento Club, 74 cento f.o.b NUMBER 349. WIPED OUT BY WILD TORNADO Town of Laredo on Rio Grand! Is Stricken FIFTY PEOPLE REPORTED DEAD Communication by Wire Is Cut Off and Details of the Catastrophe Are Lacking. AUSTIN, Texas, April 29.—The town, of Laredo, county seat of Webb county on the Rio Grande and the Mexican border was wiped out by a cyclone last night. This city is cut off from com munication with that district. It is reported that 50 persons were killed. The large hotel, the cathedral and other buildings were destroyed. The town had 15,000 inhabitants. FARMERS RE6ISTER KICK Say That Automobiles Exceed Speed Limit on Russell Creek Road. i Farmers came to Walla Walla «s --j pecially today to register a protest I against automobilists racing their ma j chines at a high rate of speed over certain sections of the Russell creek road. For three miles this side of the ! Russell creek school house the road j makes many crooks and turns and the j farmers say that the lives of stock and | even human beings are being jeopar j dized through the desire of certain au j tomobilists to make this section of the thoroughfare a race course. One farmer, who did not desire his name mentioned for certain reasons, said this morning. "I believe that If I the 'danger was pointed out to owners of automobiles they would be more careful in passing farm houses. Yes terday a machine was driven past my place at a speed of fully 30 miles an hour. The road for some distance is very crooked and in making the turns at this high rate of speed teams and I persons going in an opposite direction ' have little chance of escaping a col lision. Several chickens in the road have been killed within the past week and on several occasions live stock has been nearly run down. This reckless speed will result in serious injury to some of the automobilists one of these days." PARDONS REFUSED Paul Underwood Must Serve Term in the State Prison. Governor Mead has refused to grant pardons in the case of Paul Under wood, convicted of child murder ; Frank Zennon, who was the first person con victed under the law making it a felony to live off the earnings of a fallen woman; A. J. Symnes, under sen tence of 16 years for manslaughter, and Sigur Paulson, convicted of burglary. In the case of Renwick McCammon, sent up from Spokane county for bur glary, the governor denied the pardon, but expressed a willingness to parole the prisoner, if the approval of the superintendent of the penitentiary could be secured. The same decision was rendered in the application for pardon of A. Quillar Justas, sent up from Chehalis county for robbery. The governor has agreed to pardon Fred Hoyt and Charles E. Clark, con victed in Lewis county of assault with intent to commit robbery, provided the trial judge and prosecuting attorney will sign their applications. TWENTY-ONE CHARTER MEMBERS Foresters of America Will Organize Uniform Rank at Early Date. Plans for organizing a uniform rank by members of Court Evening Star. Foresters of America have progressed so far that a committee was appoint ed last night to perfect the organiza tion. The committee is composed of William Cauvel. Hugh Bentley and George Beisner. The new lodge will start off with 21 charter members. At last night's meeting nine new members were initiated into the local lodge. The Initiation ceremonies was followed by a banquet served in the banquet ball.