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Tomght and Tuesday fair. VOLUME XXXII. SHAW TO ASK FOR BOND ISSUE Made necessary By Growing Treasury Deficit AMOUNT WILL BE THIRTY MILLIONS Expenditures for Panama Canal Are Assigned as the Reas on for Issuing Bonds. WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 16.—The coming report of Secretary Shaw will end a $30,000,000 bond issue covering the outlay already expended on the Panama canal. Want Shorter Working Hours. LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 16.—Un es of the Central Labor I an open meeting will be held thi? evening to which all union bar i . 1 the'r employers in this city i been Invited. The object of the • is to discuss the proposition of abolishing Sunday work and redu number of working hours on week days. It is claimed by the offi cials of the labor council, that in no ether city in the country do the bar bers work more hours than in Los Angeles. New Jersey Presbyterian Synod Meets CAPE MAY, N. J., Oct. 16— The cjftod of the Presbyterian church of rsey met here this morning for its annual convention at the First church. About three hundred dele gates are i n attendance. The meeting is of considerable importance, as plans for :hp evangelization of the state un der the direction of the Rev. J. Wil bur Chapman will be discussed. The Libel Suit Resumecf. XEW YORK, Oct. 16.—The hearing of the libel suit of Congressman Rohinock of Covington, Ky., against Robert Irving, of the New Yorker, was turned here today. The widow of Robert W. Criswell, who committed suicide since the beginning of the •uit, has promised to turn over all the papers bearing on the case and some interesting testimony is ex acted. Try to Save Poet's Tomb. NEW YORK, Oct. 16.—The Ameri s enic and Historic Preservation v has taken the preliminary I - to establish a park in the Bronx, f ° P res «rve the grave of Joseph Rod- Ban Drake, author of "Ode to the American Flag," "The Culprit Fay" ' h(l r poems. An appeal has been :o the city authorities and to : >o i n general and it is expect f that the required funds will be 7 T; '- 2r - The site will be com e-- obliterated by a projected ■ ' - e *t unless the park is created. The -rave is one of about sixty in ®ts graveyard on Hunt's Point. bul° e,,letery 18 fiHed at P resent wlth H^f" S WUd growth s of all kinds, the gravestones are broken, some Upside and others are op P e '3 up against trees or other sfavestones. Hort'lnTTale of' School Lands. b.«» r " L ' Man " oct> 16.—Under f rom the department of the t lnten ° r the sections comprising log SUe ° f Tynda ", and adjoin- sections, being part of the school «• were sold today by W. M. In sa!e ' mSpector of school lands. This lands' 168 People llvin * on those lani ° acquire a secure title to the Pied h y them. Similar sales *eek s e WUhin the next feW Edmonton - Leduc, Lacombe, R:v e » Dids bury, Calgary. High in Pin ° her Creek - all situated T S ° Uthern Horse Show - is\ Va " ° ct - 16-Every •anaw « readines s for the second WQ] b /°" thern Horse show, which to *orro*° Pened at the Collseu » nere of the gf T ' le director s and officers general i **** make a tnorou & n j~ inspection of the building f*sei r v e ngements tonight t0 satisfy *t otf!* that Gver y tfl ing is in per- B| *her of 51-631 event> A invited guests will attend The Evening statesman the informal inspection. The horse show of this week promises tp surpass that of last year by a great deal and to prove the greatest social event of the season in which not only the best society of this state but also that of North Carolina i s interested. The number of entries is very large and includes some of the best horses of the south. Between 2'0,000 and 30,- 000 visitors from North and South Carolina and from different parts of this state are expected here during the week and extensive preparations have been made for their entertain ment. The list of prizes aggregates over $8000. Oklahoma City's Fall Carnival. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Oct. 16. —Today is the opening day of the Oklahoma City Fall Carnival which is given for the benefit of the Humane society and the Oklahoma Rescue home, and will last through the en tire week. The program for the week includes street parades, illumin ations, various vaudeville and spec tacular attractions and other feat ures and is expected to attract several thousand visitors to this city. GOULD LINE TO ATLANTIC NEW SYSTEM WILL BE COM PLETED TO SEACOAST EARLY IN DECEMBER. The Old Syndicate Formed to Ac quire a Roa,d From Baltimore Was Dissolved Today. NEW YORK, Oct. 16.—Having com pleted the work for which it was created, the West Virginia Central and Western Maryland purchase syndi cate was today dissolved. Tlhe syndi cate was formed in March, 1902, to purchase the Western Maryland rail road from the city of Baltimore and to acquire other railroads in Mary land and West Virginia for the Gould interests. The last link connecting these lines and forming a through line from Baltimore to Bellingham, W. Va., a distance of about five hundred miles, will be completed in December, and the final consolidation of all the properties will soon take place. The syndicate consisted of Myron T. Her rick, Winslow S. Pierce, Edward L. Fuller, Alvin W. Krech, Howard Gould and Joseph Ramsey, jr. The extension which will be com pleted in December, joins the West ern Maryland and the West Virginia Central properties. Upon its comple tion it is expected that there will be a considerable increase in traffic from the coal fields, which the rail road owns to its terminals at tide waters. To meet the requirements of the new traffic twenty-six locomo tives and 1800 cars have been ordered. A large area of new coal land has recently been acquired. The securi rities to be distributed, now that the syndicate has been dissolved are $10,- 000,000 of Western Maryland bonds and $15,000,000 of the common stock of that company. STAR BOARDER WAS HURT Andy Lauchbaum Wanted a Warrant for His Landlord and Friend. Andy Lauchbaum, a sprinkler driver, showed up in Judge Huffman's court this afternoon for a warrant for the arrest of "Bill" Johnson and John Doe. on a charge of assault and bat tery. Lauchbaum gave evidence of having been a star performer in a rough house. One eye was closely concealed by a 18-cent porterhouse steak and there were several cuts and bruises on his face. "It happened this way," Lauchbaum explained. "I rent my house to Johnson and his wife and I board with them. I asked Johnson and the other fellow to get Mrs. John son a bucket of water and they jumped me. I could have licked either one of them, but the two were too much for me." Judge Huffman was not at his office when Lauchbaum called this afternoon. Lauchbaum said he would call later in the day and swear out a warrant for the two men. Yellow Fever Report Today. NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 16.-Six new cases of yellow fever and two deaths were reported up to noon. ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1905. GEO. PERKINS IN EUROPE Seeking Loan of Life Insurance Money to Russia REFUSES TO TALK OF HIS MISSION Ran Away From Investigation by New York Legislative Committee—Ac companied by Flint. PLYMOUTH, Eng., Oct. 16.—George W. Perkins of the New York Life and Charles R. Flint arrived here this morning F.lint, who is supposed to have contracts for building Russian warships, goes to Cherbourg and thence to Berlin and St Petersburg. Perkins, it is reported, is going to negotiate a Russian loan in the United States. He refused to discuss his mission be yond saying that he was going to St. Petersburg on business. Fight'rg Theatrical Trust in Detroit. DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 16.—For the first time in the history of the city the independents among the theatri cal managers of this country have ob tained a foothold in this city, by se curing a lease of the Lafayette thea tre. The lease of the Livingstone Stock company terminates today and from now on the house will be open to the independent managers, among whom are Mrs. Minnie Madern Fiske, David Belasco, James K. Hackett and others. Last year the independents played at the Avenue Theatre, and previous to this at Harmonie Hall, which was altogether inadequate for such performances. NOBLE OUT ON PAROLE Promises Judge Brents That He Will b e Good Hereafter. "Bill, you are a pretty good fellow when you are sober, but when you are drunk you are dangerous, and if you are not careful you will hurt somebody one of these days. I am going to let you go this time, but I want you to understand that you are to leave your wife alone and you are not to bother Marvin Evans, your wife's attorney. If I hear of your getting drunk any more I won't be so easy next time." Judge Brents said a whole lot more this morning when William Noble was brought before him to answer to a con" tempt of court charge, but as two weeks in jail seemed to have had, a softening effect on Noble and he prom ised that he would begood hereafter if he was discharged, the court consented to give him another trial. The judge warned Noble especially to leave his wife and Attorney Evans alone, prom ising that dire things would happen if the order was not obeyed. Michigan Baptists in Convention. JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 16.—The an nual convention of the Michigan Bap tist association will open this even ing with a ministers' conference. The convention will last until Friday and will close with a laymen's banquet on Friday evening. Over five hundred delegates will be in attendance and most of them are already here. Among the arrivals today were many notable ministers from various parts of the state. M. P. FLYER WRECKED EI6HTEEN WERE INJURED Among the Injured Were Several Per. sons From Pacific Coast States. DENVER, Colo., Oct. 16.—The Mis souri Pacific Flyer, bound from St. Louis to Denver, was wrecked at Sugar City this morning. Eighteen were injured, among those seriously being E. Britner of Los Angeles. Mrs. J. H. Walton of San Francisco, Mrs. H. E. Blazier of Ontario, Calif., and Mrs. W. E. Heigh of Los Angeles. BARON KOMURA REACHES TOKIO He Was Not Given an En thusiastic Reception WAS MET ONLY BY OFFICIALS Treaty of Peace Went Into Effect To day—lnterned Russian Vessels Released. • TOKIO, Oct. 16.—Komura arrived today. He was not given an enthu siastic reception. Only officials were present. The streets were strongly guarded. He drove to the palece in an imperial carriage. The treaty of peace goes into effect today. The text was published this afternoon. The min ister of war has ordered officers and men to refrain from criticism of the treaty, on the ground that the treaty is the outcome of deliberations of sovereign powers. Russian Interned Ships Released. WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 16.—Or ders were issued today for the release of the interned Russian ship Lena at San Francisco and of the three vessels of Admiral Enquist's squadron at Ma nila. WOODWORKING PLANT BURNS THE SEVERANCE-BROUGHTON PLANT DESTROYED BY FIRE SUNDAY MORNING. Believed to Have Been Incendiary— Loss Placed at $7000, With Small Insurance. Fire, fully believed to have been set by enemies of the firm, practically de stroyed the wood working plant and damaged the machine shops of Sev erance & Broughton, located in the northeastern portion of Walla Walla, at 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon. Mr. Severance this morning placed his firm's loss at $7000, with insurance of less than one-third this amount. Several peculiar circumstances con nected with the fire leads the firm to believe that the shop s were deliberate ly burned by enemies. The .whole matter was turned over to the police for investigation this morning and Mr. Severance said that some startling developments may be looked for with, in the next day or so. Mr. Severance, however, refused to divulge the names of the persons believed to be respons'- ble for the fire, saying that when the whole matter had been sifted down it would be time enough to make a statement. The plant burned stood on the site of the old fanning mill property. An alarm was turned into the central sta tion at 10:40 by an employe of the Myers foundry, which is located clos e to the Severance & Broughton plant. When iirst discovered the blaze was confined to the wood working part of the plant. Owing to the distance of the' burned plant from city fire hydrants, some little time was lost in getting water on the blaze. Steamer No. 1 was set at the Weber pond and it was nec essary for the firemen to lay 1100 feet of hose to reach the burning buildings- The steamer from the sub-tation was set at Touchet and Oak and 900 feet of hose laid. Although only two streams could be generated, the fire men after a half hour's work succeed ed in saving the brick buildings used as machine shops. The roof was burn ed off the machine shops, but an ex amination of the lathes and other machinery this morning leads the firm to believe that they are not se riously damaged. The principal damag was to the machinery and material on hand and the wooden building in which the wood working plant was located. Incendiaries Unloubtedly. "I do not feel like accusing anyone at this time of firing the shop, but I am satisfied that the buildings were deliberately burned," Mr. Severance said. "The fire started in the north end of the wood working plant, and in a place where it would be almost im possible for a fire to start unless de liberately set. The building at that point had a dirt floor, and the only combustible material was several hun dred staves used in building water tanks. These were damp, as the floor was wet from the rains of the past few days. There was no one at work about the shops yesterday and conse quently there could have been no fire. The shops were thoroughly cleaned of shavings a few days ago when we took an invoice of material On hand. Since then there was little work done in the wood working plant. Rebuild at Once. "It is our purpose to replace the burned buildings with a substantial brick building, 50x120 feet in size, and with an iron roof. We will start work as soon as the insurance is adjusted and we can clean up the debris re sulting from yesterday's fire. I ap proximate our loss at $7000. We had $2500 insurance on the whole plant, so our actual loss will go well over $5000. The machinery destroyed was lately installed at an expense of sev eral thousand dollars. "I desire to express my appreciation of the good work done by the firemen. They did everything i n their power to save the property." Prince Philip's Divorce Suit. GOTHA, Oct. 16.—Prince di vorce suit against Princess Louise was heard today before the usual court, the prince having waived the right of a special tribunal according to the laws of the rayol family. He al leges extravagance and misconduct with the Austrian lieutenant, Mat tasch. Printers Strike at St. Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 16.—The strike of printers has become general. No papers were printed today. TVoops are stationed at all printing establish ments and large forces are held in reserve. The Chicago Grain Market. CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 16.—Wheat 85 7-8, corn 43 7-8, oats 28 5-8. Young Court Martial Adjourns. VALLEJO, Calif., Oct. 16.—The Young court martial was in session only 40 minutes this morning It Ad journed until afternoon to allow Lieu tenant Commander Bartlett to go over and verify his testimony given last week. PUT MORE CREWS TO WORK MUCH ACTIVITY BEING DISPLAY ED ON THE NORTH BANK RAILROAD. Several C?.mp s Established on the River Opposite Wallula —Head- quarters Several Miles up River According to Wallula people who are taking a lively interest in the building of the north bank ralroad, the grading crews on the right of way opposite Wallula have been aug mented by the arrival of several more grading outfits the past week and active construction work on the new line is well under way. The greatest activity is at a point seven miles above Wallula and nearly op posite Ainsworth where Simms & Shields, the contractors, have es tablished their headquarters. Con struction crews and material are being rushed in as fast a a possible and a force of several hundred men and teams will be at work on the right of way by the last of the week. Much of the material is being ship ped to the river below Pasco and then taken across by the steamer Hannaford, which has been pressed into the river service. Wallula peo ple say that the rushing of grading outfits and engineers into the field below Wallula early last month has practically resulted in the iHlll in terests securing the right of way through the strategic Wallula gap and it is believed the first track of the road will be laid at that point. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS* Blue Stem, 65 1-2 cents Club, 63 I*2 cents f.o.b NUMBER 128. OIL COMBINE FIGHTS HARD Companies Refuse to Produce Their Stock Books FEAR INCRIMINATING THEMSELVES Missouri's Attorney General Is En* gaged in Legal Battle With Stand ard Oil Trust. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 16.—Deposi tions were taken today in the injunc tion proceedings of the attorney gen eral against the Waters and Pierce, Republic, International and William son Oil companies, which are alleged to have formed a combine. Attorney Gen eral Hadley expects to force the com panies to produce their stock books. The companies are fighting upon the ground that if they produce their books it will be equivalent to giving testi mony incriminating themselves. North Carolina State Fair Opens. DALEIGH, N. C., Oct. 16.—Several thousand visitors from all sections of the state visited the great state fair, which was opened here today under the most favorable auspices. It is by far the largest and best arranged fair ever held in this state and the number of entries in all classes and departments is larger than ever. The railroads have ma/3e larger conces sions than ever and it is expected that the attendance will be far above that of former years. THE ENGINEER AND FIREMAN ROTH KILLED Owl Train Runs Into an Open Switch. FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 16—Engineer William Cole of Bakersfield, and Fire man Butts of Fresno were killed In a wreck of the north bound Owl train this morning at 2 o'clock, as it was pulling into the local yards. The train ran into an open switch. The engine rolled over on one side and the cab was crushed by the tender. The fire man and engineer were imprisoned un der the wreck. The mail and buffet cars were piled on the engine. A ho bo riding on the blind baggage was fatally hurt. No passengers were in jured. Yardmaster Crowley says It was the work of a train wrecker. An employe said he saw the switch light flash as he turned just before the train struck th e switch. The dead fireman was H. L. Butts, aged 23, of Fresno. Engineer Cole recently averted a wreck of the south bound Owl train which took a switch at Kingsbury, by stopping the train. Today's wreck was evidently caused by the same miscreant. The sheriff and posse are scouring the country for a man, said to be a well known railroad man. Tflie name of the hobo was William Knickerbocker, aged 19, from Mis souri. He was asleep behind the oil tank. He has regained consciousness at the hospital. He is severely bruis ed and his spine is injured. Connecticut Baptists in Convention. MERIDEN, Conn., Oct. 16.—The an nual convention of the Baptists of Connecticut opened here this morn ing at the Main street Baptist church. The attendance is unusually large. The convention will remain in ses sion three days. Pioneer Grain Dealer Dead. CHICAGO, Ills., Oct 16.—Harmon Spruance, a pioneer grain dealer, died today. He was the husband of Rose Clawson Spruance of L*>s Angeles and brother-in-law of Mrs. Eugene lAhee of Covina, Calif. He leaves four chil dren. Mrs. Edward P. Bailey, Miss Eu genia. Miss Harmon and Mrs. Edwin Ogden.