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Tomght and Tuesday fair.
Made necessary By Growing
Treasury Deficit
Expenditures for Panama Canal Are
Assigned as the Reas on for Issuing
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Seeking Loan of Life Insurance
Money to Russia
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.
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
Among the Injured Were Several Per.
sons From Pacific Coast
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.
He Was Not Given an En
thusiastic Reception
Treaty of Peace Went Into Effect To
day—lnterned Russian Vessels
• 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
Believed to Have Been Incendiary—
Loss Placed at $7000, With Small
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
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
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
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.
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.
Blue Stem, 65 1-2 cents
Club, 63 I*2 cents f.o.b
Companies Refuse to Produce
Their Stock Books
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.
Owl Train Runs Into an Open
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
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

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