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Tonight and Wednesday part ly cloudy with prob.bly .1 VOLUME XXXII. TYPHOID FEVER AT THE PRISON forty-Five Prisoners Are Un der Physician's Care CAUSED BY IMPURE DRINKING WATER Sufficient Drinking Water Is Now Be ing Supplied From Walla Wal la City Mains. As a result of drinking water that has become polluted and a slight un sanitary condition at the state peni tentiary 30 convicts are confined in the prison hospital with typhoid and about 15 other inmates are ill with the same disease in their cells. The epi demic has been prevalent for about 10 days, but at first had not reached such proportions as to become alarm* in?. During the past few days, how ever, the number of cases increased so rapidly that it has taxed the energy of the prison physician to look after all the patients. The immediate cause of the fever, it i? claimed, has resulted from the con victs drinking water taken from a large well located near the jute mill. Heretofore this water has been con ered healthful, and in fact was thought to be the best water obtain able in or near "Walla Walla. Recent ly it began to show signs of being polluted and the matter was reported to the state board of audit and con trol, which made arrangements with the city authorities for sufficient wa it- for drinking purposes. The city mains have been tapped and now a good supply of water is being re ceived at the prison. Warden Kees and the other officials are taking every precaution to pre vent an increase in the epidemic. Ex tra care is being taken in disinfecting ils and every room in the pris on and workshops. So far there have been no deaths anl all the patients are said to be in a favorable condition. FORTY-MILE GOLD. Good Evidence of the Strike 140 Miles Down the Yukon From Dawson. PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 30. —J. J- Cotter, a Portland miner, has return ed to this city with evidence of the big strike in the Forty-Mile district of Alaska. Mr. Cotter has at the Lewis and Clark exposition a number of nuggets which have attracted much attention. ' The total value of the mineral in the showcase is $10,000, and outside the case, but within the cage, the largest of all the gold specimens is displayed. This is a nugget worth 8,276, found near Nome. The visitor h permitted to put his hand through an opening in the side of the cage and test the weight of the chunk. Besides the nuggets the display f rom the Cotter strike contains a double handful of coarse gold, ex hibited on a saucer. The gold is label ed Must." but none of the particles a: > smaller than a pea. The gold came from a mine on Jack V. creek, in the Forty-Mile dis trict. Jack Wade creek is located at >out 140 miles down the Yukon river ff om Dawson. ON THIRD TERM RUMORS. Bp yan Believes Republican Party Has Had Internal Troubles. LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 30.— W. J. Ryan's Commoner says the fear of s °me democrats that President Roose *elt may be nominated for a third term is groundless. Mr. Bryan gives the President credit for sincerity, and be? i<3es, he says Mr. Roosevelt cannot * et the nomination if he wanted it. Bryan adds: Without questioning the good a «h of the president, it may be add e that he would have a great deal of distance in avoiding another term if were necessary. The re- Cr J a bl . lCan Party is divided as the demo" Hot 0 ran> WaS in 1896, and he ° an " 'pass through the next three years tl »out alienating one element of the «rtv if »u • • 11 th president lives up to tne has made, the corpora the Evening Statesman tions would fight his renomination; if he falters he will lose the popularity upon which another nomination is pre dicted." DIVORCE LAW ASKED FOR. Miss Cornelia Claflin, Lecturer, De mands Basis of "Agreement." CHICAGO, Aug. 30.—"This stress ful and unabated inveighing against a 'divorce evil' arises from misled minds," Miss Cornelia Claflin, lecturer and president of the National Promo tion of Health club, declared at an in formal meeting in the Marquette build ing last night. "The creation of divorce laws Is the expression of well founded and far-seeing judgment, but a few judi cious changes should be made in the statutes regulating divorce." Miss Claflin thought that decree of divorce ought to be placed on a basis of mutual agreement between married couples. MASHER HIT BY WOMAN. Mrs. Gilbert of Cleveland Fears That She Was "Too Hasty." CLEVELAND. 0., Aug. 30.—Mrs. Frank Gilbert, prominent in society and noted for her beauty, rained blow after blow upon a masher on a crowd ed Euclid avenue car last night, ren dering him unconscious. Annoyed for some time by his at tentions, she arose and dealt the fel low several blows in the face. Friends picked him up and took him away while the passengers applauded. Mrs. Gilbert is 25 years old and of fine figure. "I learned to box when I was young," she said. "Perhaps I was too hasty." EEST AIRSHIP IN THE WORLD BALDWIN'S "CITY OF PORTLAND" MADE A WONDERFUL FLIGHT TODAY. Lincoln Beachy Steered Ship at Will. Varying Its Height as He Desired. PORTLAND. Ore., -Aug. 30— Short ly before noon today Baldwin's, air ship "City of Portland" made the most successful flight in the history of aerial navigation, with Lincoln Beachy as aeronaut. Thousands watched the ship's course over the ex position grounds. It circled around the towers of the government build ing, then flew about the flagstaffs of other structures. The machine was under perfect control, Beachy steering it at will, increasing or decreasing the speed as he desired, and varying the altitude to a height of 1000 feet as he desired. After three-quarters of an hour the airship returned to the exact spot from where it started. Crowe In Another Escape. COUNCI LBLUFFS, lowa, Aug. 30. —Pat Crowe, the great kidnapper, was undoubtedly in the hands of the police of this city one night this week and made his escape by jumping through the window of a fast moving street car. But, true to his reputation, the elusive fugitive has not been seen since. The police acknowledge that the man under arrest was the much wanted Crowe. Crowe has been loitering around Council Bluffs and Omaha for several months, but cannot be captured. Denver Woman's Club. DENVER, Col., Aug. 30.—One-fourth of the membership of the Denver Wo man's club has been lost and Mrs. Miriam Guerin, recently candidate for corresponding secretary, is threatening a damage suit against certain club leaders because of a row. "The club has been allowing the so cial element to creep in and ruin the organization," said one member. ' The club building is becoming a place to show handsome clothes and to repeat gossip, so what can be expected but dissolution?" EARTHQUAKES IN ITALY. They are Simultaneous With Eruption of Vesuvius. NAPLES. Aug. 30.-Violent earth quakes are reported at Sultana and Palena simultaneous with eruptions of Vesuvius and Stromboli, which are throwing out enormous quantities of lava. Villagers are fleeing in a panic. ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1905. PEACE TREATY BEING DRAFTED ATTORNEYS WORKING ON IT President Roosevelt Being Showered With Congratulations on Successful Outcome of His Efforts to Bring War tn an End—President Guarded in His Statements PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Aug. 30.— There is a growing suspicion here that Russia is to pay Japan a sum of money for some unknown purpose in lieu of cash indemnity. Much se crecy is maintained about certain points and it is believed an indem nity lies concealed in the traffic ar rangement made yesterday for through service on the Chinese East ern railway and the Siberian railway. •Such concession to eomrrercinl Russia is of such value that Russia naturally will be willing to pay handsomely for it. There was no meeting of the peace conference today. At the time of ad journment yesterday no hour for the next meeting was set. No time is being lost by the spe cial councillors of Japan and Russia in drawing up a treaty. Dr. Martens for the Russians and Attorney Denni son for trie Japanese mapped out the outline of their work last night. P.oth were at their desks early this morning with their secretaries pre paring the final draft of the treaty. The telegrtrph was burdened all nigiit and this morning with messages from all over the world congratulat ing Witte. Witte was most pleased by a mes sage from the emperor signed simply "Nicholas." conveying in cordial terms his thanks. The French pre mier, Rouvier, and all the continental chancellors send praise and thanks. Komura got many sincere messages of congratulation. A rough draft of the first two arti cles of the treaty was completed be fore noon today. Clause No. 1 provides for the evacuation of Manchuria by both armies at an early date to be fixed by the commanders in the field. No. 2 provides for the recognition of Japan's predominant influence in Korea, politically and commercially, the only restriction upon Japan being that she must not fortify Masampho harbor, commanding the Straits of Korea. It is understood that the third and fourth articles provide for the territorial integrity of China and the "open door" in China. There will be no meeting of the envoys until the treaty is completed for their inspec tion. Congratulations for Roosevelt. OYSTER BAY, N. Y., Aug. 30.— Telegrams are pouring into President Roosevelt as fast as operators can take them congratulating him upon the conclusion of peace. Emperor Wil liam and King Edward were among TROUBLE AT PRISON IS NOT SETTLED No Action Taken Regarding the Discharge of Employes- Governor and Warden Held Lengthy Conference Up to 3 o'clock no action had been taken at the state penitentiary either by Governor Mead or Warden Kees relative to the dismissal of the em ployes at the institution who were connected with the alleged illegal reg istration last June. It is probable, however, that before Governor Mead leaves Walla Walla tonight some defi nite conclusion will Have been arrived at regarding the subject. This morning the governor and the warden held an extended conference, at which, it is said, the matter was gone into thoroughly and discussed at every point of view. It is also stated that the governor interviewed a number of the employes and obtained their version of the proceedings. Yesterday afternoon Senator An keny, ex-State Senator Cornwell and Senator Pauly called at the warden's residence and met the governor. The subject of the dismissal of the em ployes was freely discussed and it is reported that the governor was urg ed to recede from the position first taken. It is said the governor was the first to extend greetings, both de claring that the president was largely responsible for the successful issue. W. J. Bryan was among those to offer congratulations to Roosevelt. Senators, governors, diplomats and sovereigns from all over the world credit the American president with having achieved peace. The wires are continually bringing from them .hanks an 1 praise. Realizing that a mistake might now easily upset the delicate situa tion and spoil all chances of peace, which is now otherwise assured, the president is very careful in his state ments. It is likely that he will en tertain the envoys at Sagamore Hill before they leave. In order to avoid a possible unpleasantness, it is prob able the Russians will be entertained one day and the Japanese on another. AD PEACE OYSTER BAY In reply to a letter from Komura, which has been made public, the pres ident sent the following: "Baron Komura, I have received your letter. I ask you to convey to the emperor of Japan my earnest congratulations upon the wisdom and magnaniimity he and the Japanese people have displayed. I am sure all civilized mankind shares this feeling with me." Victory for Both Nations. ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 30.— Prince 1 Outhtmosko, editor of Viedo mosti, today says that a diplomatic victory for Witte, but a great moral victory for Japan was scored in the ronciurion of peace. Japs to Get $200,000,00. LONDON, Aug. 30.—1t is estimated here that the Japanese will receive about $200,000,000 as reimbursement for the care of Russian prisoners and railroad concessions. Russia and Japan to Float Loans. NEW YORK, Aug. 30.—Wall street heard this morning that both Russia and Japan will float large loans here. The general opinion is that Europe and North America will suffer a stringency of the money market as a result of the conclusion of peace. In anticipation of Russia's having to pay indemnity great sums were gathered, which will now be used to prevent a possible squeeze. All Stocks Advancing. LONDON, Aug. 30—All stocks are advancing. Russian bonds jumped this morning 3% points. Japanese bonds advanced from % to 2 points. very guarded in his statements to the gentlemen and did not hint as to what action he wourd take. A number of local politicians who are classed as being opposed to the dominant faction of the republican party in Walla Walla county have endeavored to secure a private in terview with the governor, but they assert that they were unable to gain an andience with him. At 3 o'clock this afternoon, in re sponse to an inquiry over the tele phone Warden Kees announced to the Evening Statesman that no ac tion had been taken. It is generally believed, however, that the governor and the warden have reached a conclusion on the subject and that it will be made pub lic either late tonight or tomorrow. It is the general opinion that the gover nor is standing pat and that the em ployes will have to go as rapidly as possible. None, however, it is ex pected, will be discharged until com petent men are secured to fill their places. The selection of their suc- cessors, it is claimed, was one of the principal points taken up by the gov ernor and the warden. It is known that since the governor first an nounced that the employes were to go he has been besieged with appli cations from parts of the state for the positions expected to be vacant. MAN GOES INSANE. John Kleasck of Chicago Thought Too Much About His Simplicity. CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 30.—The logic of the simple life was rudely paired when its chief exponent in Chicago. John M. Kleasck, was declared insane and ordered to the asylum. Kleasck "lived close to nature." He wore nothing but a loosely fitting cot ton garment, cut low in the neck. His breast was exposed and he wore nothing on his feet but sandals. He wore no undergarments, yet often walked the streets in the coldest weather. He urged those who listened to him to forsake the strenuousness of the streets, the business house and the countingroom, to throw off all clothing and wear only the simple "kown." By this way, he declared, lay health, happiness and complete mental rest. Kleasck was taken in custody sev eral days ago and declared insane only after a close examination. Germans Spying at Esquimault. VICTORIA, Aug. 30.—German sail ors from the warship Falke, now here, were discovered at the naval yard at Esquimault examining the fortifica tions. A detachment of marines mounted the guard in the yard and will remain until the inquisitive Ger mans are gone. The German sailors were also ordered out of the canteen, grounds at Esquimault. TALKFEST OF PEDAGO6UES THIRD DAY'S SESSION OF EDU CATIONAL ASSOCIATION COAST MEN PROMINENT. Normal School Training Was the Principal Topic of the Day—Was Ably Discussed. PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 30— In creased attendance marked the third day's session of the educational con gress. Prof. E. D. Rossler of the Monmouth, Oregon, normal school presided. There was a general dis cussion of "Normal Schools and the Education and Training of Teachers" and an address on "Social Conditions and Elementary Education" by Prof. Yoder of the state university of Washington. The discussion was led by Prof. Sheldon of the University of Ore gon. An address on "Manual Train ing" was delivered by Prof. H. M. Liepziger, supervisor of lectures, New York. The discussion was led by B. W. Johnson of Washington. Yellow Fever Report Today. NEW ORLEANS, La., Aug. 30.— Thirty-two new cases and three deaths were reported up to 3 p. m. NEW ORLEANS, La., Aug. 30.— Twenty new cases of yellow fever and five deaths were reported up to noon. WASHINGTON, Aug. 30.—The sur geon-general of the army this morn ing was notified by the surgeon of the post at Barrancas, Florida, off the peninsula that the mayor of Pensa cola has officially announced that yel low fever has broken out in that city. The Report Confirmed. WASHINGTON, Aug. 30.—The ma rine hospital service confirms the re port of the existence of yellow fever at Pensacola. There are three cases, all convalescent and quarantined. Joys Over His Twenty-Third Child. ALLENTOWN, Pa., Aug. 30.—Mr. and Mrs. Allen C. Deppe' of Hickory Run, with the appearance of twins today, became the parents of 23 children. They are only 40 years old. They make the proud claim, age con sidered, of having the banner family in the United States. They were married when they were 22 years old. Seventeen times has the stork came to visit them, and on six of those visits left twins. The father of this family is a sec tion foreman. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS. Blue Stem. 63 cents Club. 58 cento f.o.b NUMBER 88. BONAPARTE DISPLEASED Disapproves of Report on the Bennington Disaster COURT MARTIAL FOR CAPTAIN YOUNG Other Officers Besides Young May be Brought to Trial—Secretary Makes Recommendations. WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 30.— Secretary Bonaparte has ordered a court martial to try Captain Lucien Your,g of the Bennington for neglect of duty. Secretary Bonaparte is dissatisfied with the report of the board of ln cf inquiry which exhonorated Young. It is reported that other of ficers nay have to stand trial. The secretary is finishing a special report on the Bennington case. He also ex presses his views on the advisability of recommending legislation for the reestablishment of the naval engineer corps. The secretary also ordered a court martial for Ensign Wade in accord ance with the findings of the court of inquiry. SUES FOR MINING INTEREST. Involves Mine Worth Now Over Five Millions. JUNEAU. Alaska. Aug. 30.—Charles Pearce, a former manager of the Alaska Perserverance Mining com-* pany has started a suit here for one third of the present value of the prop erty, which is five and a half million dollars. He alleges President Jerome, the New York district attorney, is a figurehead, owning only one share of stock. He claims he had a contract for one-third of the profits over $200,- 000 value and that Sutherland of the new company worked him out. Case of Caleb Powers. WASHINGTON, Aug*. 30.—The case of Caleb Powers, convicted of the murder of Governor Goebel, reach ed the supreme court of the United States today. The papers received were documents for consideration at the October term. Wisconsin Adventists Meet. JANESVILLE, Wis., Aug. 30.—The Seventh Day Adventists of Wisconsin ppened their annual camp meeting and conference here today. Nearly two thousand are in attendance. BETZ RUINS ARE CONDEMNED BUILDING INSPECTOR GLAS FORD DIRECTS THAT THE WALLS BE RAZED. Portion Pulled Down by Using Steam Roller This Afternoon —Work- men in Danger. j The wals of the Betz building on East Main street which were left standing after the fire several weeks ago, were condemned this morning by Build'ng Inspector Glasford and the work of tearing them down was commenced this afternoon. This morning during the brisk wind that was blowing the west wall showed evidence of being unsafe and when ever a gust of wind would come they would sway to and fro. Several men employed on the Quinn building be come apprehensive of their safety and were compelled to quit work. At 12:30 a heavy rope was attach ed to the extreme western point of the wall and hitched to one of the steam rollers used In the pavement work. By a steady pull about 20 feet of the wall was pulled down. A scaf fold is being erected this afternoon and the bricks from the remainder of the walls will be removed at once.