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• m fair with heavy frost,
TtuU «' and warn,-
Spß nt Several Hours in Walla
Walla Yesterday
personal Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Burns
and Mr. ?M Mrs. Van De
Walla Walla was visited Sunday
afternoon by about 20 prominent rail
road people, accompanied by their
rives and families, and for several
hours were the guests of General
Agent Robert Burns of the O. R. & N.,
jnt Burns. City Ticket Agent Charles
f Van De Water and Mrs. Van De
fjter. The distinguished party ar
rived from Spokane in a special car
arached to No. 7. at which place they
had gathered to attend the first dis
trict meeting of the Pacific Coast As-
Kfetior, of Traffic Agents, which was
p in that city Saturday night.
View the City.
The party was met at the depot
by Mr. Burns and Mr. Van De Water
and escorted to the city. After a few
moments rest the large tally ho was
secured and the distinguished party
vere taken for a drive about the city.
A short stop was made at the state
penitentiary and then they were
shown about the residence sections,
Whitman college, and the numerous
fine educational and other public
baQdings being passed along the route-
At the conclusion of the ride they
were taken to the Hotel Dacres, where
they were served with an elaborate
dinner. Manager Catron fairly out
o himself in providing an ex
ceptionally fine menu.
Praise for Walla Walla.
The visitors were greatly pleased
with Walla Walla and expressed
peat admiration for the beautiful
tomes, school buildings and churches.
The handsome residences, beautiful
h»ns, shade trees; and flowers were
a revelation to the visitors and
brought forth many compliments from
ftem. So well pleased were they with
*e visit to Walla Walla and the
r iweptton given that just be
•■w '.raving for Portland on the eve
train the association held a short
■Kfag in the office of General Agent
and passed a rising vote of
U V" :? 10 their hosts and hostesses
14 hospitality and courtesies ex
mfl while in Walla Walla.
Those jn the Party.
The list of visitors is as follows:
T ' W. Co.ton, general counsel for
* Hantaan system, first? and Mrs.
' • Poland; W. e. Coman, as
* Seaeral freight agent of the
'- ■ Railway ft Navigation com
jj " Portland; Paul Shoups, as-
Jrj 1 Waeral freight agent of the
. *x- Portland; H. L Lonsbury,
I 8 tre 'S'U agent of the O. R.
*• and president of the Pacific
j. As{K *iation of Traffic Agents,
ld; J ' R Mcßride, general agent
g Denver & Rio Grande, Portland;
general agent for the
P . Cen tral, and Mrs. Trumbull,
-. ; *' Leßoy Tucker , traveling
8W agent for the Great North
. 1 Tucker, Portland; J. R.
I V raVe!inS pis? enger agent O.
trave h : n " P ° rtland: H• H. Hallock,
... -5 representative of the Lewis
fair - Portland: C. H. Gleim,
Ste a^ hi aSent for Pacific Coast
*tow* P Portland; M.
*• t« D s P as senger agent
lar.i; r r^ Ver & Rio Gra nde, Port
age,. . Ba umgartner, general
'or th» r\
<W St€ 01- egon & California
ar. : ;;;^ s nip company, and wife
B h^. P ° rtland: J
*°r o'r e ' lnS passen ser agent
NbJ, man &N - Portland; J. An-
J*h ; 0T^ er of th e Postal Tele
the Portlan [ Presi dent of
City c °uncil, Portland.
Womt " iCr*^ — ■—
*** Top,- G ° lf Ch^pion.hip.
E**kH, J?" a ™ateur golf chatn-
State « began
!~«*^ 0 " of the Morris
I■ 1 eoi at Convent Station,
COni^tio n is open t0 an
the Evening Statesman
Washington State Library
women amateur golfers, belonging to
clubs which are members of the U. S.
Golf association, and to such foreign
players as have been invited by the
executive committee of the associa
The contestants, of whom there is
Quite a number will first play eighteen
holes, medal play. The best 32 acres
will then be taken and the contestants
who made these scores will then com
pete in the 18-hole match play. The
winner will be awarded the Robert
Cox cup and will also receive a gold
medal, the runner up a silver medal
and the other semi-finalists will re
ceive bronze medals. The winner will
be the champion woman amateur of
the year, the title now held by Miss
Georgiana Hopp, of the Brooklyn Golf
club, Bridgeport, Conn.
Texas Murderer Captured.
HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 9.—Early
this morning rangers captured Bonk
Gibson, a negro, for whom $1000 citi
zens have searched 10 days in Jackson
county. He is in jail accused of the
murder of Mrs. Conditt and four
children near Edna.
Reported Object Is to Devise Plans to
Head Off Jim Hill and George
SALT LAKE, Utah, Oct. 9.—Julius
Kruttschnitt, director of maintenance
and operation of the Harriman lines,
here today at a meeting of the gen
eral managers and superintendents
of motive power on the Southern Pa
cific, Union Pacific, Oregon Short Line
and O. R. & N., declined to state the
object. It is reported that the con
ference will outline a policy to ward
off the Gould Western Pacific inva
sion of Harriman territory and the
Jim Hill invasion along the north bank
of the Columbia.
Massachusetts Federation of Labor.
PITTSFIELD, Mass., Oct. 9.—The
annual convention of the Massachu
setts branch of the Federation of La
bor opened its session at the new
Academy of Music this morning. Over
two hundred delegates representing
every part of the state were in at
tendance. The convention will last
four days. There will be no business
session this afternoon and the dele
gates will be entertained with trolley
and automobile rides to various points
of interest in this city and its vicinity.
Wednesday evening a ball will be given
in honor of the visiting delegates. The
selection of officers will take place on
Mining Town Burns.
9 __The mining town of Big Creek, s'o
miles south of here was destroyed by
fire this morning. Two hundred homes,
stores and a hotel were burned. Two
thirds of the loss falls upon the Stone
Branch coal company.
Dr. Hart Charged With Murder.
CHICAGO, Ills., Oct. 9.—Dr. Oliver
B. Hart was formally charged in a
warrant this morning with the mur
der of Irene Klokow, aged 10.
Vessel Is Still Afloat in Much the
Same Position as When
EUREKA, Calif., Oct. 9.—Hope is
now expressed that it will be possi
ble to save some of the cargo of the
wrecked steamer St. Paul. Captain
Randall and underwriters report that
the vessel is in the same condition as
when it went ashore, save that the
boats, masts and railing have washed
away. The vessel swings in a 30-foot
area and this Is believed to be bad
for its holding together very long.
One horse is still aboard and an ef
fort will be made to rescue him this
afternoon. ... .
Arguments Being Heerd in
Judge Humphrey's Court
Government's Allegation That Pack
ers Control Only 60 Per Cent
of Trade Is Cited.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 9.—Lawyers for
the packers this morning began ar
guments on their demurrers to in
dictments charging conspiracy before
Judge Humphrey in the federal court.
The attorneys for the packers ask
ed for the dismissal of the charges
on the ground that no monopoly ex
ists, even conceding what the gov
ernment claims that the packers con
trol 60 per cent of the trade.
It Is a School to Teach Natives How
to Bring Up Children.
DES MOINES, lowa, Oct. 9— Mrs.
Fred T. Dubois, wife of the United
States senator from Idaho, who has
returned from the Philippines with the
Taft party, will report to the National
Mothers' congress that the chief need
of the islands is nursing schools, to
teach the natives how to bring up
children, and reduce the high death
rate. She says the Ignorrotes are
more animals than human.
Gardener Finds $1,000.
DES MOINES. Oct. 9.—While dig
ging in his truck garden in Hyde Park
this city, George Brown unearthed an
iron case which contained $1000 in
silver and gold coin. The money is
said to have been planted by two men
who enlisted from this city in the war
of the rebellion and were killed in
The relatives will contest for the pos
session of the treasure. All of the coin
is 1860 mintage.
In Criminal Cases a Jury of Twelve Is
Required to Convict by Revised
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct 9.—
In the case of Sam Guis, fined for
keeping a disorderly house, the United
States circuit court of appeals today
decided that the Alaskan code pro
viding for the trial by a jury of six
persons is unconstitutional and in
conflict with the revisecT statutes of
the United States.
Girl Owns to Theft.
To Search for Grindell's Party.
TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 9.—Lieutenant
E. P. Grindell left today for Hermosil
lo to join an expedition of Mexican
soldiers who will leave Tuesday in
a final effort to determine the fate of
the Tiburon Islands party, led by
Tom Grinnell late in June. It is be
lieved that all members of the party
met death at the hands of the Seri
or Yaqui Indians.
Mystery Cleared Up.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9.—The mys
tery of the disappearance of $11,080 a
year ago from a crock in which Wil
liam Schmitz, an aged painter, had
buried the savings of years in the cel
lar under his home, has been cleared
by the confession of his daughter, Miss
Louisa Schmitz, and the arrest of Ed
ward Cordero, to whom she betrayed
the hoarding place as a result of her
infatuation and his threats.
California Statesman Opposes
Rate Legislation
Says He Lacks Faith in Wisdom and
Judgment of Interstate Commerce
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 9 —
Senator Flint tactily declares his
opposition to the president's rail
rial rate plan. In an interview he
"It is certain existing rate condi
tions are bad and should be remedied,
but I am inclined to doubt the feasi
bility of leaving the important mat
ter of fixing rates to the interstate
commerce commission."
When elected last winter Flint an
nounced his intention to support the
The Bennington Court Martial
VALLEJO, Calif., Oct. 9.—The court
cartial of Cammander Lucien Young
was reopened this morning. Judge Ad
vocate Wecst objected to Commander
Winder of the Lawton as a member
of the court on the ground of Win
der's personal friendship for Young.
They were room mates at the Anna
polis academy. The objection was
overruled. The judge advocate also
objected to the testimony of Naval
Constructor Holden Evans on the
ground "that Evans had expressed a
theory as to the cause of the explo
sion. This was also overruled. Lieu
tenant Victor Blue, executive ocer of
the ship until four days before the
explosion, testified that he had made
an inspection for Young while the ship
was in Honolula. No inspections were
made en route from Honolula to San
Case Is Being Tried By Judge Mitch
ell Gilliam of Seattle—Echo of
Building of W. & C. R.
The civil suit started by G. W.
Hunt against C. B. and W. H. Up
ton to collect a sum approximating
$4500 alleged to be due on a contract to
pay for a subsidy for building a rail
way line from Hunt's junction to
Walla Walla, was taken up in the
superior court this morning. The suit
is one of several started by Mr. Hunt
growing out of the failure of many
Walla Wallans to redeem pledges guar
anteed Mr. Hunt at the time he con
structed the Hunt system from Hunt's
junction to Dayton nearly 20 years
The contract* given by the Uptons
dates back into 1889 and originally
was for $2000. Interest since that
time amounts to more than the princi
pal, the aggregate sum being sued
for, amounting to nearly $4500. The
case is being heard by Judge Mitch
ell Gilliam of Seattle. Judge Brents
was disqualified from sitting on the
case owing to having been employed
as an attorney for Mr. Hunt in sim
ilar cases started wears ago. Mr.
Hunt is being represented by Col
onel C. E. S. Woods and William
Muir of Portland and Garrecht &
Dunphy of Walla Walla. Sharpstein
& Sharpstein appear for the defense.
Jury Easily Secured.
The selection of a jury was an eas
ier task than the jurymen on both
sides looked for. Only two jurymen
of the original panel were excused
for cause. J. Harry Abbott was ex
cused on stating that he had formed
an opinion. It developed that Mr. Ab
bott's father, now deceased, had been
one of the men subscribing to the sub
sidy guaranteed Mr. Hunt. He had
paid one-half of the amount and had
been paid on the remainder with other
Walla Wallans.
The following jurymen were select
ed: J. W. Cochran, W. E. Stockdale,
U. G. Bean, F. J. Buroker. A. M. Rob
inson, Dale Donnelly, Jacob Lucin
ger, Martin Hansen, William Saylor.
E I* Baxter, Fred Fontaine, W. H.
Much Testimony Introduced.
The whole forenoon was taken up
in hearing the testimony of witnesses
for the plaintiff. . J. C. Painter,
Charles Sherman, Martin Fletcher, A.
J. Evans, George T. Welch and George
Strutchers gave material evidence.
Mr. Painter was present at the time
the contract was signed and acknow
ledged by the defendants. The burden
of the testimony was to show that Mr.
Hunt had kept his part of the agree
ment between himself and the men
signing the subsidy contracts. A. J.
Evans, George Struthers and George
Welch testified that the road had
been completed according to sub
sidy contracts and that the service
furnished was adequate.
In outlining the defense John
Sharpstein said he expected to show
that the road was not finished in the
time specified in the contracts; that
the road was not built to the head
of Eureka Flat as the contracts, sign
ed by his clients, provided it should
be and that instead of a main line,
the W. & R. C. was nothing but a
branch. The question of what is con
sidered the head of the Flat will have
considerable bearing on the case. The
plaintiff contend that Pleasant
View, the end of the W. & R. C, on
Eureka Flat is considered the head
of the Flat. The Uptons have a large
body of land in that vicinity.
Judge Gilliam adjourned court un
til 2 o'clock this afternoon. Up to 3
o'clock the plaintiff's attorneys were
still introducing evidence in conten
tion of their claims.
Express Messenger Was Fatally
Redding, Calif., Oct. 9—Robbers held
up the Redding and Delamar stage
three miles west of Pitt river bridge
today, shortly before noon. Express
Messenger D. N. Haskill was shot
in the abdomen and foot and it is be
lieved is fatally wounded. A sheriff
and posse are now pursuing the ban
dits. The stage carried a large
amount of money to pay off the Bul
ly Hill smelter employes. The driver,
Ed Durfer, succeeded in eluding the
robbers. No money was secured.
Fire Threatens Berkeley Campus.
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 9.—Eight
hundred students of the University
of California are engaged in fighting
Are on the hills east of the unicer
sity campus. The hills are black
with smoke and it is impossible to
determine the extent of the Are, which
is raging in the tall, dry grass and
threatening the university campus.
The fire is spreading. The deaf
and blind asylum is in danger, also
the homes of Professors Rieber, Mous
er, Price and Judge Garber. Five
thousand people and the fire depart
ment are fighting the fire.
The university dairy farm in in
danger, also the Suchs dairy. Pres
ident Wheeler and faculty are on
the scene directing the fire fighting.
Anniversary of the Chicago Fire.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 9.—Today is the
34th anniversary of the day on which
Mrs. O'Leary's famous cow kicked over
a burning kerosene lamp in its stable
on DeKoven street and started a fire
which swept through the whole city
and destroyed it. The event is not
generally celebrated, but several socie
ties, among them the Old Settlers and
Pioneers, will hold anniversary cele
brations this evening.
The great Chicago fire burned about
twenty-five hours and during that
time destroyed within a district, about
four miles long and one mile wide,
17,450 houses, including the city hall,
the court house with all its records,
the post office and many other public
Funeral Directors' Convention.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Oct. 9.—
The annual convention of the National
Funeral Directors' association opened
here today with a large attendance,
representing every state and territory
of the United States. The convention
will last four days and will consider
matters of great Interest and im
portance to the profession.
Blue Stem, 64 cents
Club, 61 1-2 cents f.o.b
Former's Attempt to Gain Con
trol of Wabash Fails
Stockholders' Meeting to be Held at
Toledo Tomorrow Will be Con*
trolled by Goulds.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 9.—Judge Tay
lor this morning denied the pettition
for an injunction to prevent George;
Gould and others from voting the
Wabash stock held by the Missouri
Pacific and Iron Mountain roads at
the annual election to be held at To
ledo tomorrow.
Judge Taylor denied the injunction
on the ground that Ramsey sought to
prevent others from doing what he
had done himself at previous elec
tions. The court severely criticised the
Goulds and others managing the Wa
bash, but it declined to issue an In
junction. The court remarked that the
suit showed gross violation of Mis
souri's laws.
Gathering for Battle at Toledo.
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 9.—Forces are
gathering here for the Ramsey-Gould
battle tomorrow. Ramsey, E. B.
Pryor, Wells Blodgett, C. N. Travery,
B. C. Winston and G. A. Francisco
arrived this morning. The eastern
delegation will arrive this after
Ramsey says that the St. Louis
court's decision is just as if he knew
a man intended stealing and then let
him do it. Gould's attorney declares
that the withdrawal of Ramsey's ap
plication is an admission of defeat.
Ramsey's attorney denies this and
says the election will see another
At the opening of court this after
noon Ramsey's counsel announced a
telegram from St. Louis regarding the
adverse decision, in view of which
fact there was nothing to do but with
draw the application for different In
spectors. Attorney Doyle said he
did not agree with the decision, but
accepted it and withdrew his appli
Colonel S. C. Reynolds, a Wabash
director, declares that Gould has
already won the contest. He says
that " Gould has been conducting a
"gumshoe campaign," which is al
ready victorious.
Ramsey has given up the fight for
control of the Wabash.
Daughters of Liberty Hold Meeting.
YORK, Pa., Oct. 9.—The Pennsyl
vania state council of the Daughters of
Liberty opened its annual session here
today with a large attendance. Nearly
five hundred delegates are present and
the local members of the order have
made special efforts for the entertain
ment of the visitors from other cities.
The convention is of particular Im
portance, as several vital changes In
the constitution and by-laws will come
up for consideration.
Identifies Letters He Wrote to Land
Department Urging Approval of
Bogus Claims.
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 9.—Senator
Fulton was called as a witness In the
Jones land fraud trial this morning.
He identified letters written by him
self urging the approval of the al
leged fraudulent claims in question
and recommending the defendants.
The letters asked that proceedings be
delayed until Fulton had time to In
troduce in congress modifications In
the land laws that would be more
favorable to old soldier applicant*

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