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Tonight and ly cloudy with probably showers. VOL UME XXXII. EMPLOYEES TO BE DISCHARGED Prison Officials Will Lose Their Jobs SQVERHOR MEAD ISSUES THE ORDER Speculation As to Captain Woods' Successor— Likely to Come From the West Side. After fully investigating the charges filed against a number of employes of the state penitentiary in connection „ith the attempted registration prior to the last city election, Governor Head has directed the discharge from state service of Captain Of the Gcards Charles B. Wood, D. H. Wool ery. H. Kinsman, R. R. Hazelton, T. F. Donaghue. Fred Scott, W. H. Dixon M C L. King. The governor's demand was com- BSiicated to Warden Kees in a letter mailed at Olympia last night. The order of the governor, however, is not to be carried out until after the irrival of Chairman Kincaid of the board of control, who will leave Olym pia for Walla Walla Monday. When he arrives men will be selected to fill fc places of the discharged employes. The governor's investigation is said to have been exhaustive and thorough. The complete record of the court pro ceedings, including the speech that was made by Judge Brents who dismissed the case against the accused when they we given a preliminary hearing, were before him. In the speech the court in the strongest of terms denounced the action of the prison employes in at tempting to register as voters in the city. The governor in reviewing the case spoke very highly of the general effi ceiney of the employes, but points out that their conduct was very imprudent, la part he said: "They might have thought that they had justification for doing as they did. Nevertheless their actions with regard to the election laws of the state were mVess and imprudent and showed a position to trifle with the provis iowof the statutes. Such conduct and 'ach an attitude on the part of men Spying positions of grave respon ■Wirj as they are, cannot be toler at?d. If any class of men should show "spect to the laws of the state, it is that clas s having authority over per sons who are being punished for trans missions of the law." Ke es Regrets Governor's Action. n interviewed this afternoon by 1 representative of the Evening States fian w *«iea Kees stated that he had r °t received the letter from Governor 1 all he know about the exe > action was what he had read in He said he regretted : that the men were to be T ! as they were all capable ! trusted employes. He an ' mat if the governor demand th «r removal he would carry out his Actions. Woods Will Remain Here. ' c aUed up over the telephone r ornin B h >" the Evening States- Captain Woods said that he had to say regarding the action y G ° Vernor Mead - bu * asserted hteju 030,6 t0 WaUa Wa,la With the ; 10,1 of making this city his home, cc *ould remain here. It h a * May HaVC 3 Rece Ption that J* been sug sested by the powers ?ive n t h UUlt a Public reception be the tini 6 dischareed employes, but *r.no,.„ e and place has not yet been iters' that the l e i affalr WiU haVe a " * hen the m a few days and •» the « nien ate given a uttl e note • tt drden anr >ouncing that their n ° longer required the wu, take place *th the lo c Politicians connected We n J*! machine ar e speculating l\ 7«> c Successor tQ Captain P * Priso* Se ° ond best P osi tion r ary of t h ° n f and no doubt there iF r' ke rs Uhful an <* hungry pie fclae, lt like tQ haye : in ne / eneral °P in ion of the r' ac " *m z, , Wa,la this t0 S ° m * Person on the The evening Statesman Sound, and no doubt will be some one who is personally connected with Gov ernor Mead. The other positions, how ever, will probably go to persons re siding in Eastern Washington. LOYAL FILIPINOS PERSECUTED. Rebel Renegades Torture Men and Women. WASHINGTON, Aug. s.—Reports of atrocities being practiced upon the loyal Filipinos by the renegades in Samar continue to reach the war de partment. The tortures inflicted upon the men and women are terrible. Many of them have been murdered. BECOMING AMERICANIZED. Fifteen Filipino Treasurers Arrested for Stealing Funds. WASHINGTON, Aug. s.—Fifteen native treasurers of the province of Occidental island negroes have been arrested, accused of shortage in ac counts aggregating thousands of pesos. One escaped, one was fined and sus pended, three were imprisoned and 10 are awaiting trial. TELEGRAPHERS CONFIDENT PRESIDENT PERHAM SAYS THEY WILL WIN THEIR STRIKE WITH EASE. Government Likely to Interfere Be cause of the Interruption of Official Messages. ST. PAUL, Aug. 5.— G. T. Slade, gen eral superintendent of the Great Northern, issued a statement today that the striking telegraphers will not be reinstated after this date. He says new men will be employed, beginning Sunday and old employes will lose the seniority rights gained by years of service. President Perham says his men are firm and won't return. He claims the full force of the strike has not yet been felt. The telegraphers are sanguine over the conditions so far. Passenger Trains All Running. NEW YORK, Aug. s.—The following from the general passenger agent at St. Paul has been received at the of fices in this city of the Northern Pa cific: "Passenger trains are being operated practically on time. We feel no effects of the strike. I assure you there is good service on the whole line." Moody May Help Railroads. WASHINGTON, Aug. s.—Attorney General Moody has addressed a letter to United States district attorneys along the lines of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads re questing information relative to the telegraphers* strike and the possible effect it is having upon the transmis sion of interstate, foreign and govern ment messages over the Western Un ion telegraph wires, which follow these routes. Moody says he has been in formed that for several days messages have been interrupted and he says it is the government's duty to keep open such channels in order to protect its own communications, therefore has grave concern over the matter. Trouble at Pasco. PORTLAND, Aug. 5.-The telegraph ers' strike is seriously interfering with world's fair traffic. All Northern Pa cific trains are hours late and many trains have been abandoned. The first case of violence is reported from Pasco, where a mob beat a non-union operator, forcing him to leave. CHESTERFIELD IS DYING. Deputy Sheriff Constantly on Guard at His Bedside. SEATTLE, Aug. 5.-Jack Christo pher, alias Chesterfield, the prisoner who tried to break out of the King county jail with dynamite and later at tempted suicide, is in a dying condi tion He tosses about on his cot and holds imaginary conflicts with his old enemies, the police. A deputy sneriff stands constantly on guard at his bed side. Claims He Was Robbed. PORTLAND, Aug. 5.-C. R Metzger. of Walla Walla, Wash., reported to the oolice that he had been robbed of $35, a small check and a return radroad Meket, in the saloon in the rear of the Belvedere Hotel. Teh police are not inclined to believe his story. ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1905. PEACE ENVOYS ON MAYFLOWER WERE INTRODUCED DV ROOSEVELT Japanese Envoys Went to Oyster Bay on the Tacoma end the Russians on tho Chattanooga—Little Hope That Peace Terms Can Bo Agreed Upon NEW YORK, Augr. s.—The Japanese- Russian plenipotentiaries left here this morning on two cruisers for Oyster Bay, where they will meet the presi dent and be presented to each other previous to their departure for Ports mouth, where negotiations will be opened next Tuesday. The Japanese delegation made a trip on the cruiser Tacoma and the Russian envoys were conveyed to their destination aboard the Chattanooga. It was with some what gloomy forebodings that nothing will be accomplished that the two del egations left the city. Constantine Nakokoff of the Russian foreign office, when asked whether Russia would agree to a cession of territory or the payment of indemnity, two points on which it is believed Japan will insist, replied, "I don't think so." Sato, the Japanese spokesman, when asked how the prospects looked said: "Not very bright, but we are hopeful." The Japanese delegates reached the New York Yacht club pier 20 minutes ahead of the time schedule. A crowd gathered near the pier set up cheers as Komura with a cigarette in his mouth alighted from his carriage. Lieutenant Evans, son of the admiral, greeted the Japanese. Launches con veyed the party to the cruiser Tacoma, a salute of 19 guns being fired as they mounted the companion way. The Ta coma then weighed anchor and started up East river. Shortly before 10 o'clock the Witte MRS. TAGGART UNDER FIRE CAPTAIN'S WIFE WAS FREE WITH HER CHARMS AND FAVORS IN SOCIETY. She Will Be Given an Opportunity to Clear Her Reputation on Stand. WOOSTER, 0., Aug. 5. —Harry Pope, a butcher's boy, testified in the Tag gart divorce trial this morning that two weeks ago Wednesday he was in a saloon when Mrs. Taggart ordered three glasses of beer. She drank one and each of her two boys drank one of the others. A deposition of Mrs. Shallenberger, a nurse at Christ's hos pital in Cincinnati was read. She tes tified that Mrs. Taggart when a pa tient there told of her life in Wash ington. Mrs. Taggart had said that she was in society in Washington and when she went to balls and parties a senator and another prominent offi cial would accompany her home. This grieved her mother very much. Mrs. Taggart will take the stand soon to tell her own story and attempt to refute the charges that have black ened her honor. Judge Easor said this morning at the opening of the trial that he would admit all relevant testi mony, believing that all the light pos sible should be thrown upon the case. Captain Taggart is so sure of gaining the custody of his boys he has secured his transfer from the United States transport Shermon to the Eigth In fantry, stationed at Columbus Bar racks where he has prepared a home for his children. When court adjourned the reading of the deposition of Major Charles G. Morton of the war college at Washing ton, was in progress. He was Captain Taggart's superior officer in the Sixth Infantry, in which Taggart, then a captain, was at Fort Leavenworth in 1903 when the Taggarts separated. Morton says that on the days Mrs. Taggart accused her husband of being drunk he was sober. Other deposi tions were nurses at the Cincinnati hospital where Mrs. Taggart was a patient. Twenty Peasants Murdered. CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 5.— Twenty peasants have been murdered by Bulgarians at Doiran, Macedonia, party arrived at the pier, being re ceived by Assistant Secretary of State Pierce. The launches were boarded without delay and a salute of 19 guns fired by the Chattanooga. Reception by the President. OYSTER BAY, Aug. s.—President Roosevelt this afternoon introduced to each other the peace plenipotentiaries from the czar of Russia and the em peror of Japan. Baron Komura and Minister Takahira came into the har bor aboard the United States ship Ta coma, and the Russians came on the cruiser Chattanooga. About 12:30 the president left shore in a launch and boarded the Mayflower. The presi dent's salute broke out from the stand ard of the chief executive. The Jap anese envoys accompanied by their suite boarded the Mayflower as a sa lute of 19 guns honored them. They met the president in a specially fur nished cabin. They chatted a few minutes and then retired to make way for the Russians. Witte and suite went aboard, following the same pro gram until greeted by the president. Then the representatives of the bellig erents were brought together and in troduced. They exchanged felicita tions and made speeches. The en voys and the president were all clad in frock coats and silk hats. The ques tions of uniforms was settled last night and it was decided to wear civilian dres». TO ESTABLISH WATER RIGHTS SETTLERS AND CORPORATIONS ON LITTLE WALLA WALLA IN LITIGATION. Papers Filed at Pendleton Today by Rader & King—Biggest Water Suit in Northwest. The Little Walla Walla Irrigation Union, a private corporation of Mil ton, Oregon, representing about forty settlers near the state line below Mil ton, on the little Walla Walla river, filed a suit today in the circuit court of Umatilla county, at Pendleton, against the city of Milton, five private irrigation corporations and about 400 people above them on the Walla Walla river and tributaries, for the purpose of settling all water rights of every person on the stream. The plaintiffs have retained as counsel Rader & King of this city. The papers in the case were prepared in Walla Walla and were taken to Pendleton by Attorney King this morning and filed. The suit is in tended to include every person and corporation claiming any interest in the Walla Walla stream system. The state of Oregon is also made a party defendant in order to bring the suit within the provisions of an act passed by the Oregon legislature in 1905. Made Hydrographis Survey. Under the provisions of this act. when the state is made a party it be comes the duty of the state irrigation engineer to make a hydrographic sur vey of the entire stream system for the purpose of determining all the rights of all parties on the stream. This is the first suit brought under the new act and when considering the number of persons and intricate ques tions involved and the data necessary to collect for a full adjudication of the rights of all on the stream, it is prac tically the largest water suit of the kind ever brought in the United States. Others similar in nature have been brought in the states of Colorado and Idaho, though they were not so com plicated nor were there so many intri cate legal questions to be settled. Water Diminishes. Up to within the last few years the Walla Walla river has furnished an abundance of water to meet all de- mands, but as the country settled up in the vicinity of the stream, compan ies were formed, taking water and carrying it to lands not before irri gated, to such distances away from the stream that large quantities are al leged to be consumed by evaporation and irrigation. The plaintiffs aver that this has been carried on to such an extent that little of the water returns for the use of settlers below. The city of Milton as it has grown larger has also increased its con sumption and all the new consumers taken together, as well as the old con sumers who have increased their ap propriation in recent years have there by reduced the supply to such an ex tent that settlers on the lower stream considered themselves forced to bring the suit for the protection of their rights. These conditions had increased up to the last year until the Peacock Milling company, operating two mills in Milton, deemed it nceessary to bring a similar suit against the city of Mil ton and about 300 others for the pres ervation of its water power for milling purposes, which was filed last March. During the present irrigation season many disputes have arisen over wa ter between settlers below the Pea cock mills and above the plaintiffs bringing the present suit, which is the direct cause of the suit being institut ed. But under the new Oregon law it was deemed advisable to make every one parties claiming water in the rights of all in one proceeding. By so doing endless litigation would be done away with. One advantage expected to be gained by including the state is to receive the benefits of a hydrographic survey, in cluding the measurements of water on the stream and a great amount of other data, necessary for the adjudica tion of their rights which could not well be furnished in any other way. The assistance of the state engineer is expected to greatly aid the courts in determining the real facts; amount of water used; amount required for different kinds of land; carrying ca pacity of str-air*:, canals and ditches to such an extent as is seldom furnish ed in water litigation. BOY SAWS OUT OF JAIL. Given Freedom of Corridor, Youth Makes Good Use of Saw. GRANT'S PASS, Or., Aug. s.—Offi cers are hunting the country to' cap ture J. C. Maddox, a 17-year-old boy who made his escape from the Joseph ine county jail by sawing a hole through the floor. Because of the ex cessive heat of the steel cells, Sheriff Lewis took pity on the lad and allowed him to remain in the outer corridor. The corridor is more roomy, and is made secure by heavy bars at the win- Cows. Young Maddox was supplied a saw in some way, and with this a hole was cut in the four-inch wooden floor of the corridor. By crawling under the jail he was able to make his escape. Maddox was employed as night clerk at the Palace hotel, this city, and the charge on which he was held was rob bing an insane man of $60. The In sane man was kept at the hotel over night while on his way to the asylum, and while at the hotel he was robbed of his purse, which, with a part of the money, was later found in the pos session of Maddox. The boy spent the greater part of it treating friends, and when arrested was on his way to the Portland exposition. Fitzgerald to Meet O'Keefe. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 5. — Jack O'Keefe of Chicago and Willie Fitzgerald, the Brooklyn lightweight, are slated for a fight here tonight be fore a local athletic organization. The articles call for a 15-round go at 135 pounds. As the two are regarded as evenly matched a lively and interesting bout is expected to be the outcome of their meeting. Russia Will Get It Back. BOSTON, Aug. 5.—A special to the Globe from Gloucester says that Rus sia will grant the Japanese demands to pay an indemnity and cede Sagha lien, but the contest in the negotiations will be over Manchuria but Russia will more than recover in his next war with Japan. The special declares that the indemnity will only be lent and some day Russia will collect, with interest from the "presumptuous little brown men." China Will Purchase Roads. LONDON, Aug. s.—Advices from Pekin state that the Chinese govern ment is proceeding to carry out the purchase of all railways in the em pire, whether they are built by foreign or native capital. The British line has already been bought for £700,000. t LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS* Blue St»ea. 65 cento Club. 61 1-2 cento f.e.k NUMBER 67. GAMBLING BEEN STOPPED Chief Brown Follows Out In structions of Mayor PERSONALLY SAVE THE FINAL OUEI Every Game in Walla Walla Closed] Last Night and Paraphernalia t # The expected order to close down aH gambling' in Walla Walla came last night when Chief of Police Brown, per* sonally visited every place where? gambling was being carried on and notified the proprietors of the same* to close up. Chief Brown acted on ex plicit instructions from Mayor Hunt and Councilmen Bachtold and Martin, two members of the committee On po lice. As soon as the orders were given every game was shut down and the paraphernalia was packed up and moved away out of sight Many of tha gamblers said they recognized the "jig" was up and took the matter philosoph ically. "My instructions to close down all games was given me yesterday by Mayor Hunt and Councilmen Bachtold and Martin and last night I personally visited every place where gambling was being conducted and notified the pro prietors to close down," Chief Brown said this morning. "As far as I know there was not a game running in Walla Walla last night, nor will there be un less ohlf are • tfl 'raise the lid.'" It was stated that Sheriff Painter had taken a hand in the matter and ordered the gamblers to close up. Begardlng that statement Chief Brown said that Sheriff Painter informed him this morning that he had sent word down the line that the games must be closed. When Chief Brown made the rounds of the places last night he found all the games running at full blast and the proprietors asserted that they had not been notified that they must close up. GOVERNMENT IS IN CHARGE WILL LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINBT YELLOW FEVER IN THE SOUTH. New Cases and Several Deaths Re ported at New Orleans —Deten- tion Camp Established. NEW ORLEANS, Aug. s.—At 10:30 the official reports show four deaths and no new cases. No new cases outside of New Or leans in Louisiana has been reported during the last 24 hours. Eleven new cases and six deaths were reported officially at the office of the city board of health up to noon to day. The deaths were all at the Emergency hospital of persons pre- » viously reported ill with the fever. Surgeon White left this morning for Fontane Bleu, Miss., where he is at tending the completion of a detention camp. It is expected the camp will be ready for occupation tonight. In the absence og White Dr. Guiterns has charge of the marine hospital work here. Government Assumes Charge. WASHINGTON. Aug. s.—The gov ernment has formally assumed charge of the yellow fever situation in the south. The expenses will be borne by the government out of the general epi demic fund. After the Land. SALT LAKE, Aug. s.—Over 12,000 registrations on land in the Uintah reservation have been recorded. Pros pectors are making a rush to post lo cation notices covering mineral bodies on the land which they have already located. This new complication prom ises interesting developments before the rush ends.