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WEATHER FORECAST. Tonight fair Wfd nesday fair and warmer. VOLUME XXXII. BLACKMAILED LAND THIEVES Old soldiers Extorted Money From Jones et al THREATENED TO REVEAL FRAUDS Testimony for the Defense Begins in the Land Graft Cases at Portland. PORTLAND. Ore., Oct. 10.—The tes timony in the Jones land fraud case this morning showed that the defend. ants were victims of blackmailing plot i on the part of a number of people who discovered the fraudulent character of their operations and ex torted money in amounts ranging from (250 to $500. Several old sol gen under contract with the de fendants joined in the sub-conspir acy. Among those alleged to have received money from Jones are G. !i. Heinz, J. P. Clark and L. C. Cham berlain of Oregon City. Millionaires Close to Death. NEW YORK. Oct. 10. —More than a score of New York's millionaires who daily come into town on the "Mil lionaire's Express," of the New York Central, had narrow escapes from death yesterday. Only the prompt ac tion of the engineer of the train, Ed Blakemati, saved them. While the train was rushing at great ipeed around a curve just north of High Bridge, the engineer saw a cin der car ahead of him on the track. He threw on the brakes and reversed the engine, bringing the train to a stop only a few feet from the ob struction. Had the train struck at the speed at which it was going, Wall street would have been in mourning. STEAMER ARGO IS AGROUND ANOTHER COAST LINER RUNS ASHORE NOT FAR FROM EU REKA. A ; l Hope of Saving the St. Paul or Her I Cargo Has Been Abandoned. EI'REKA, Calif.. Oct. 10.—The Argo is still ashore at the ttouth of the Eel river. Efforts made 50 fioat he r last night were of no avail. .Another attempt will be made at high **ter tonight. Captain Turner of lhe UnJe fwriters stated this morning ; th;lt the steamer will probably be Sen* frr\m c* 1 °ra San Francisco On the trip Pau Wre ° ked St Paul, The St> ul Will be abandoned. There is no J"* of savil1 -S the cargo. She is still . * e same Position and everything ** has been washed away. FORTY YEARS DISGUISED. V/ 0 Poses as a Man Until Old Age Comes. JJre BL °' ° 01 " ° Ct - 10 —° ne of the tity o^" 13^116 cases of hidd e n iden state 6Ver discovered in this br ° Usht t0 u Sht at Trinidad vearV P ° Sing as a man for 40 found to S- Baubau gh. has been *« a W ° man - The discovery <iay. 3 e at the °ounty hospital to- clerk 11 he 0r she has keen score and she P a « d - but at 4- br ° k * dow ShermrirVelOUS constitution tr fc*Dital Went to the coun " ref u?al . as a county charge. Her atter.ti 0n ° a batn first attracted bath^ 1 * hen told that she it be IJJJr She made request that Dr - C. j attenda nce. Yesterday ° CCi W t ° rnam - count y doctor, had exami ne her for a cold, pearly Ttt She had * uarded Ac Btorv ; a cen tury, was revealed. a remark ' he *as born in France of i n£ Evening Statesman well-to-do parents and was given a liberal education. She writes and speaks six different languages, as well as her native tongue. When 23 years old, she came to this country. Failing to obtain employment in any position as a woman, she determined to pose as a man, and in this disguise went to Hannibal, Mo. She worked there six years as a dry goods clerk, then she became cashier of a bank and held the position for eight years. The presi dent of the bank died, causing the in stitution to be closed. Still maintaining her masculine garb she drifted from place to place, and 21 years ago came to Colorado and secured a place as sheepherder. She was held in high regard by those who knew her. Until last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Brown, with whom the woman lived, still regarded her a s a man. She pos itively refused to give her reai name. BENT ON A HANGING. Frenzied La Crosse Man Shoots Wife, Child, Father-in-Law—a Fugitive. SPARTA, Wis., Oct. 10.—Charles Cedarburg of La Crosse is being hunted by posses because of a fatal attack which he made upon Mrs. Ce darburg, her child and John Crowley, her father. Cedarburg appeared at the Crowley home about a mile from Sparta, yes terday, and shot the three persons. Mrs. Cedarburg and the child are ex pected to recover, but it is believed that Crowley will die. Cedarburg fled immediately after the shooting and is still at large. Hastily formed posses took the field, and public indignation is so intense that summary punishment may be meted out to the man when he is caught. The Cedarburg home is at La Crosse, Differences are said to have led to a separation between husband and wife, the latter going to her father's home. The number of men engaged in the hunt for the fugitive is steadily grow ing and all of them are armed. If Cedarburg is not shot down, he prob ably will be hanged. ATTEMPTS SUICIDE OREGON PROFESSOR Instructor at University Slashes His Throat With a Razor —He May Recover. EUGENE, Ore.. Oct. 10.—Despond ent from ill health, P. C. Langemo. instructor in economics at the Uni versity of Oregon, attempted sui cide by slashing his throat with a razor last night, cutting two gashes below the jugular vein. He may pos sibly recover. He arrived here from Berkeley last Friday, where he taught last year. BOOMING THE STATE. Kentuckians Discuss Means of Ad vertising Blue Grass Section. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 10.—Over fifteen hundred delegates representing the various agricultural, commercial and industrial organizations of the state are assembled here to attend the state development convention which will hold its first, informal meeting at the Gait house this after noon. Governor Beckham will preside over the opening session and Judge A. S. Berry will deliver the opening ad dress. The opening session will be brief and informal. In the evening the delegates will be entertained at a smoker given by the commercial club at the Gait House. It will be preceded by a vaudeville performance. The first business meeting will be held tomorrow morning, when many of the prominent delegates will deliver addresses. Amang the speakers who will address the convention during the three days of its session, are Joseph E. Wing, of Mechanicsburg, the alfal fa specialist; Albert Pehnis, of the Manufacturer's Record, Baltimore; P. G Holden, of lowa, a corn expert; Ed ward A. Braniff, of the United States bureau of forestry. J. W. Cammack, chairman of the-committee of the Ken tucky general assembly on the revi sion of the tax laws and many others. In the afternoon trolley and automo bile excursions will be on the program. The great banquet will be given on the evening of the last day. Promi nent speakers from all parts of the state will address the delegates. ' ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1905. CONTRIBUTIONS TO G. 0. P. GALLED LEGAL EXPENSES More Startling Revelations Made in the Investigation of the Three Big Lite Insurance Companies by the New York Legislative Committee. NEW YORK, Oct. 19.—-The insur ance investigation was resumed this morning. Robert Ollphant, trustee of the Mutual, was the first witness. He said that all corporations main tained a "confidential legal fund." He said that he had authority as chair man to draw money on his own vouch" ers for legal expenses. He did not know why the money was not paid to the general solicitor for disburse ment. Oliphant said that eight payments of $25,000 each had been made by him as chairman for legal expenses. He had turned over the cash to the of ficers. He did not consider it his duty to know the specific uses. He supposed some of it was contributed to the republican campaign fund, be cause he had not heard of a contribu tion coming from any other fund. Inquisitor Hughes asked: "If a vice president of the company asks for money do you give it without know ing anything about what it is for?" "I have to," testified Robert A. Grannis, vice president of the Mu tual, in regard to political con tributions. The committee was surprised to hear that George W. Perkins had sailed for Europe. Cuban Independence Day. HAVANA, Cuba, Oct. 10.—Today is the thirty-sixth anniversary of the beginning of the first Cuban revolu tion, which dates from October 10, IS6B, when Cespedes Agramonte at Tara issued the famous proclamation, demanding "Liberty or Death." The day is generally observed as a holi day all through Cuba and patriotic celebrations are being held in every town and village. In this city there GIGANTIC IRRIGATION PROJECT IN VIEW Scheme to Join Waters of Little Salmon and Walla Walla Rivers—Party Now on Headwaters ot Streams To investigate the feasibility of di verting the waters of the little Sal mon into the south fork of the Walla Walla river through an almost inac cessible canyon, forming a natural link between the high range of moun tains separating the two streams, R. E. Allen, manager of the Northwest ern Gan and Electric company, E. C. Burlingame, of the Walla Walla Irri gation company and two guides left Walla Walla last Friday morning for the scene of the proposed engineer ing feat, which is about 50 miles south east of Walla Walla and in the north western part of Wallowa county. Considerable secrecy was maintained in forming the party and the destina tion and object of the trip was not known until yesterday. The party was encountered on the upper Walla Walla river Sunday by a mountain resident, who was in Walla Walla yesterday afternoon. This man's services were enlisted to guide the party through the Blue mountains, but owing to other business requiring his attention he could not accompany the party. Guided by Lee Roberts, owner of the Roberts ranch on the Walla Walla, the party pushed on ahead and ex pected to be in the vicinity of the headwaters of the two streams some time today. * That Mysterious Canyon. Camp will be made on top of the mountain and an effort made to locate the canyon which is said to form al most a complete link between the two streams. Considerable mystery is at tached to this canyon which was found several years ago by an old prospec tor while crossing the Blue mountains from a summer's camp on the Little Salmon where he was engaged In placer mining. The old man spent several days in Walla Walla and to a I few friends confided in them that Grannis said he had never heard of campaign contributions. He was not acquainted with Hamilton. He could not recall whether he conferred with the New York Life represen tatives regarding legislation any ywhere in this country. He said fThummel looked after legislation but ihe could not recall having given in structions. Gillette, another vice president of the Mutual, was called. He was shown vouchers of $35,000 each bearing his Isignature. He said they were for legal expenses. Hughes asked "what are legal expenses?" Gillette said the general solicitor told him the money 'would be used for "legal expenses." 'Hughes persisted. Gillette said he was not toM the specific purposes. Gil lette's attent'on was called to the fact that the "legal expenses" of the Mu tual last year were $365,000, of the •New York Life, $172,000 and the 'Equitable $204,000. When asked to ex plain why the Mutual's expenses were so much larger than the others he indicated that he thought it a mat ter for the general solicitor to ex plain. Richard A. McCurdy, president of the Mutual, was called this afternoon Jto testify. will be special exercises in the after noon and a memorial performance at the National theatere in the evening, with speeches and music. | Fight Over Fight Pictures. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Oct. 10.— Judge Seawell has been appointed re ceiver of the Nelson-Britt fight pict ures over which Nolan and Coffroth are waging a legal battle. An appeal will be taken by. Coffroth. A $10,000 bond has been furnished by him. while coming across he had encounter ed a defile in the mountains that formed a natural passage between the mountains separating the Little Salm on and the south fork of the Walla Walla. At the time he remarked that the only barrier was a small hill at the east end of the canyon and proph esied that some time or other the waters of the little Salmon would be flowing down the Walla Walla. The old man said that the only thing necessary to divert the waters of the Little Salmcn would be either to blast out a cut through the hill or else tunnel for a pipe line through it. The distance, estimated from a cursory examination, is not to exceed a quar ter, of a mile. The principal difficulty would be in handling the rock which is of a hard basaltic nature. The old man said that to one unac quainted with the lay of the country it would be almost impossible to locate the canyon as it is surrounded by lofty mountains covered with timber and undergrowth. He sa'd he had only accidentally stumbled onto it in trying to avoid a high range of hills rising up from the Salmon. A Tremendous Project. Tt is believed that the object of the, trip being made by Mr. Allen and the other members of the party is to es tablish the authenticity of the old prospector's story with a view of di verting the waters of the Little Salm on into the Walla "Walla if it proves true and the project is feasible. The fact that one of the company's en gineers is accompanying the party lends color to the statement. The add ed waters of the Salmon would be of untold benefit to the Northwestern Gas and Electric company in the way of added power for its Walla Walla plant and also to the numerous irriga tion companies using the waters of the Walla Walla for irrigation pur poses. The Little Salmon is a turbu lent mountain stream running about the same quantity of water as the Walla Walla during the spring season. The country contiguous to the stream, at a point nearly opposite the head waters of the Walla Walla, is rough and mountainous and almost totally uninhabited except for prospectors who make periodical trips up the stream in search for placer claims. To Meet in Philadelphia. ST. LOUIS, Oct. 10.—The executive committee of the republican league of clubs today decided to hold their next national convention at Philadelphia. Yellow Fever Report Today. NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. ID.—Ten new cases of yellow fever and four deaths were reported up to noon to day. * WOMAN IN BLUE AGAIN CAUGHT AT WHITE HOUSE Same Woman Who Annoyed President Roosevelt at Oyster Bay—Now in Jail. WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 10.— The "woman in blue," Mrs. Lucy Lee of Manhasset, L. L, who persisted in trying to call on the president at Oys /ter Bay last summer, was arrested Jthis morning at the Whit House by a secret service officer as she step ped into the corridor. Se is in jail pending examination. GENERAL WILLIAMS AT FORT DEPARTMENT COMMANDER ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS AT LO CAL GARRISON. Inspected the Grounds and Buildings at the Post—No Parade J Made. Brigadier General Williams, U. S. A., commanding the department of the Columbia, with headquarters at Vancouver Barracks, arrived in Wal la Walla this morning on the O. R. & X. train at 10:50 and is now at Fort Walla Walla, the guest of the com manding officer at the garricon. General Williams i s making a tour of the military posts in the depart ment. He spent the day in inspect ing the grounds and buildings at the fort. At his request there was no demonstration made in his honor and as there is only one troop at the gar rison the usual parade made in honor of an officer of high rank was dis pensed with. WOULD TAX ROADS MORE. May Deny Canadian Pacific Fire Pro tection Unless It Pays Taxes. WINNIPEG. Oct. 10—If a section of the Winnipeg city council carries its point, in case of fire in any build ing of the Canadian Pacific railway, citizens may stand by and see it burn without the fire brigade making any effort to check the flames. There is a movement to deprive the Canadian Pacific of fire protection, the alder men contending that the road does not pay sufficient taxes and i 3 not there fore entitled to the services of the brigade. The matter was first brought up when the railway company applied to the council to have Its private fire alarm system connected with the city's system. It was then pointed out that the company did not contribute any thing to the support of the brigade and was not entitled to its services. The fire and light committee is now engaged in the task of estimating the cost of the brigode's maintenance in proportion to the total assessment of the city, and the Canadian Pacific's share will be computed. A meeting is to be held tonight when the whole matter will be submitted. The rail way will be asked to pay Its share and if it refuses, fire protection will be withdrawn. The company's prop erty liable to destruction by fire is valued at over six millions. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS* Blue Stem, 65 I*2 cents Club. 63 L 2 cents f.o.b NUMBER 123. RAMSAY-GOULD FIGHT NOW ON Stockholders of the Wabash Hold Meeting Today. SOME PRELIMINARY SPARRIK It Is General! Believed That the Gould Forces Are in the Majority. TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 10— When the Wabash meeting was called to order |this morning Ramsey formally pro tested against George Gould as chair man on the ground that Gould also acts as chairman of the Missouri Pa cific board. A recess was taken to permit the bond holders to caucus. The bond holders announced that they would take advantage of the privilege accorded by law to take six directors, allowing the stosk - holders seven. The roll of stockhold ers was called to see who held prox- ies. Ramsey protested as fast as they were announced. Ramsey's pro tests were filed without comment. A fight was announced by Ramsey's at torneys, preliminary to the contest in \the courts to oust the board of direc tors and air the internal affairs of company. Gould anticipates a long battle. Ramsey announced that he wouM use the cumulative system of vot ing proxies. As a stockholder he will vote one-sixth of the stock for himself, thus assuring himself of a place on the board of directors. WAS A NOTORIOUS BANDIT MAN KILLED IN ATTEMPTED BANK ROBBERY AT BERKE LEY IDENTIFIED. He Was Matthew Kennedy, Alias Kid McMunn, Fugi ive From Ohio— His History. CINCINNATI. Ohio, Oct. 10.—Chief of Detectives Crawford has a letter from William Pinkerton saying that he identified the picture of the man "killed in the attempted raid on the bank at West Berkeley, Calif., as Matthew Kennedy, alias "Kid'' Mc- Munn. McMunn was rescued by the ' Blinky" Morgan gang at Ravenna, Ohio, in 1887. while being taken to Cleveland charged with implication in a big robbery. In a battle between de tectives and rescuers and officer was killed and another wounded. Mc Munn was wounded and was supposed to have died and to have been buried by his rescuers. Later he was located in Europe and then all trace of him was lost. Cigarettes Light Way to Cells. NE WYORK, Oct. 10— "It's a crime to smoke cigarettes, and anyone who uses them should be sent to jail." "With this as part of his discourse on the evils of smoking. Magistrate Crane fined two small boys in the Harlem police court, and discharged a third, who had been arrested with them, because he did not use cigar ettes. The boys were arrested for malicious conduct. The magistrates discovered cigarette stains on the hands of two of the culprits. "You are poisoning your bodies and minds and souls," said the magistrate. "You are smoking your way into state prisons. I have n 0 use for anyone, man or boy, who smokes cigarettes. Thieves and murderers are made by cigarette smoking.' Leprosy Among Chicago Chinese. CHICAGO. 111.. Oct. 10.—Two cases of leprosp among the Chinese in this city were found by the police today.