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Washington Sta
five Counts Are Included in the Letter Addressed to
the Board of Control—First Session of the
Inquiry Held This Afternoon at
the Hotel Dacres
The investigation of the affairs at
the state penitentiary was begun this
afternoon at the Hotel Dacres, by the
board of control and is being
conducted by Assistant Attorney Gen-
I u c D(>nalcl of Spokane, on the
state. The board of con
tro! baa announced that the investiga
. ,„ t 0 !,.. thorough and complete
ud will be broad enough to take in
«ery aspect of the subject. A num
ber of citizens of Walla Walla have
been summoned to appear before the
, sitting as court as provided in
Section •"• of Chapter CXIX. of the
lession laws of 1901. Sessions will be
held until Hie several matters that
are to be called upon for investigation
have been thoroughly gone into,
and the court will convene at sucn
times anj other places as the board
and the assistant attorney general
The time of the first hearing was set
Sunday afternoon by the board of con
trol after formal charges against War
den Kees had been filed by Governor
Albert E. Mead. The governor
filed a letter with the board in which
he called attention to the numerous
complaints that had been made to him
relative to the alleged mismanage-
Unent of the penitentiary by Warden
Kees, and after a consultation with
the assistant attorney general the
fcoard authorized that official to take
the necessary steps for the investiga
Governor Makes Charges.
h his letter Governor Mead files
five charges against Warden Kees.
The first is the alleged part that he
wok in the attempted illegal registra
tion of the guards prior to the city
election held in Walla Walla last July.
Second, that the warden disregarded
the advice of Prison Physician Bla
•ock which resulted | n an epedemic of
fever among the officials and
eonvfeta at the institution.
: that the execution of Oscar
«asnaw, who was sentenced to be
- I for the murder of a man in a
x car at Pasco three years ago, had
delayed by the warden and his
ourtn - that those directly or indi
y co »neeted with the prison failed
with the law relative t Q in
tion of mac hinery i n factories, re
er »n g especially to the jute mill.
• lt • that Warden Kees retained
. pr - as , hief turnkey, when
*M conversant of his moral unfit
*nwgh hi s acts in connection
le convict at the prison,
torn he afterwards eloped from
"alia W-it
a »a after the woman had
larged from the penitentiary.
asked the board to investi
the waiters connected with
for , Penitentiar y that they may judge
stit J S6neral b *tterment of the in-
Governor's Letter.
J tie lf»*roT.
written by Governor Mead
With th * board is as follows:
Sle^ alla WaHa ' Wash - ° ct - 28 > 1905 -
M. p. Kincaid, J. H. Davis and
It, J T
• 'ones, Members of the State
? ard <* Control.
Port s h SOme time past re "
Wan, * V * ema "ated from th e city of
In the aUa ' have been P ubllshed
nature WSpan<%rs °* the state, in the
agement C ° n ' P,aints gainst the man
ual a Tx-° f lne state Penitentiary at
Walla t
any spe . lam not advised that
eeific c °mplaint has been filed
f» addi t h ° norable b ° dy ' however
charges ' ltlon t0 these newspaper
*igr*rt and criti cisms, the under
" governor nf
Cei Ve , ifro r of tm s state, has re-
Haintg dlfferent Persons oral cora-
CifiCally char smg the su-
F. » ° f the P enite ntiary, Mr.
8,(4 best i Wit<l acts Prejudicial to
The* ch a eieStS ° f the institution
arges an d criticisms which
the Evening Statesman
have been made publically are reiter- |
ated from time to time, even though |
some of them were anonymous in char- j
acter, cannot fail to have an effect
for evil on the discipline and conduct j
of the .prison if they are permitted to j
stand without investigation and deter
mi nation as to their truth or falsity, j
Furthermore, as all of the complaints
are based upon the unsworn state
ments of persons who have only hear
say information concerning the mat
ters complained of, I consider it to the
best interests of the state that the
board of control, proceeding under the
law creating that (Chapter CXIX.
Session Laws of 1901). investigate all
and singular the matters hereinafter
leferred to. For the reason that the
persons offering the complaints
against the penitentiary management
have neglected or declined to place the
same in writing before you in ac
cordance with the law, I desire that
this communication be treated as
such complaint, and that you, with
any legal assistance that may be of
fered you by Hon. John D. Atkinson,
attorney general, investigate the
charges and complaints which are, in
substance, as follows:
(1) That o n a date preceding the
municipal election held in the city of
Walla Walla on July 10, 1905, A. F.
Kees, superintendent of the state pen
itentiary, by coercion and intimidation
required certain employes of the insti
tution who were not residents of the
city of Walla Walla, unlawfully to
place their names upon the voting
Jists of said city to enable them to
vote at said election.
(2) That because A. F. Kees, su
perintendent of the state penitentiary,
refused to follow the advice of Dr. Y.
C. Blaloek, the penitentiary physician,
in relation to making certain repairs
and improvements in the sewer system
and water supply of the institution, the
sanitary condition ol the penitentiary
became such that an epidemic of ty
phoid fever resulted among the con
victs confined therein.
(3) That the legal execution of one
Bradshaw, a prisoner under sentence
of death by the superior court in
Franklin county, by negligence on the
part of the superintendent of the pen
itentiary and his subordinates, was de
layed an unreasonable period and has
not yet taken place.
(4) That those directly or indirect
ly connected with the management of
the state penitentiary failed to com
ply with the law of 1905 in relation to
the inspection of factories in so far
as it concerned the inspection of the
penitentiary jut e mill.
(5) That the superintendent of the
penitentiary, by retaining in the posi
tion of chief turnkey one Phillip
Barry, well knowing the moral unfit
ness of said Berry to hold that position,
acted in a manner prejudicial to the
best interests of the public service of
the state of Washington.
I further request that, in addition
to the foregoinng charges, you inves
tigate any and all matters connected
with the management of the peniten
toarv that you may judge to be for the
general betterment of the institution.
As governor, I have investigated the
foregoing charges so far as possible
without swom testimony, and I have
ascertained nothing that has shaken
my confidence in the integrity and
ability of the superintendent. More
over that official and the state of
Washington are both entitled to the
fullest and freest investigation of all
of these charges. I would therefore
request that you hold this public in
vestigation at your earliest conven-
(Continued on Page Bight.)
Disastrous Result of Santa Fe
Railroad Wreck
All the Dead So Far Recovered Are
Men—Partial List of
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 30.—
Twelve passengers were killed and 30
injured at 10 o'clock this morning
when passenger train number 1 on
the Santa Fe from Chicago was de
railed a mile east of Sheffield, Mo.,
a suburb of this city.
The train left Chicago at 10 last
night with through Pullmans and
tourists for Los Angeles.
The wreckage of tender, mail, bag
gage, smoking and chair cars was
piled 30 feet high. Ten cars, th e Pull
man tourists and the diner, remained
on the track. All the dead so far re
covered are men, including two mail
clerks, the baggageman and porter.
The wreck occurred in a deep cut.
Hanked with rock walls 50 feet high.
A partial list of the dead follows:
James Seymour, Richmond. Md.
John McGregor, Fort Madison, lo
Extra Engineer, J. F. Capps, Chi
Baggageman, William Harrison,
The porter, a negro.
Luther Richards, colored waiter,
Roy Stafford, Cleveland, Ohio.
Lee D. Montgomery, La Crosse,
Earl Thorn, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Lorenzo Boccio Dominobly, Naples
Plan Has Been Adopted Which Will
Make Mining In the District
• An Easier Task.
DENVER, Col.. Oct. 30.—The serious
problem of draining the Cripple Creek
mining district is to be solved by the
construction of a big drainage tunnel.
For some time the mines in the Cripple
Creek district have been hampered by
the large amount of water which
flowed into the lower workings of the
various mines. Some of the mines
were compelled to tnstal pumping
works to enable them to continue work
in the lower parts of their works.
With the increasing depth of the
shafts the difficulties caused by the
inflow of water became greater and
the drainage question became more
serious every day. Finally the own
ers of the principal mines decided to
employ an expert engineer to report
upon some plan' for draining the dis
trict, which is about three miles wide
and three and one-half miles long. It
lies west of the town of Cripple Creek,
bordering on the city limits and tak
ing in the towns of Victor, Elkton, In
dependence, Globe Hill, Altman and
D, W. Brunton, the engineer, em
ployed by the mine owners, reported In
favdr of a tunnel, which would drain
the district to a depth of over 3000
feet and would permit the marketing
of enormous bodies of low grade ores
from a great depth. During the year
1904 the Cripple Creek district pro
duced $139,000,000 in gold.
Prince Louis' Fleet Sails.
HALIFAX. X. S.. Oct. 30.—Prince
Louis' fleet sailed for Annapolis this
Admiral Train and Son in
Periloos Position
Trouble Occurred While the Two Were
Hunting Pheasants—Marines Fight
tho Mob.
SHANGHAI, Oct. 30.—Rear Ad
miral Train, commander-in-chief of
the American-Asiatic squadron, and
his son. Lieutenant Train, were at
racked by Chinese outside Nanking.
While pheasant shooting the admiral
accidentally shot and slightly wound
ed a Chinese woman. Villagers sur
rounded the officers, took their guns
and held the lieutenant as a hostage.
Forty U. S. marines landed and were
attacked by a mob of Chinamen who
tried to pitchfork the marines, who
fired twice. Chinese officials re
fused to restore the officers' guns.
Nanking is active in the boycott of
American goods.
Train Asked to Report.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 30.—
Orders have been sent to Admiral
Train to cable a report of the mob at
Sends a Wireless M ssage to Governor
PORTSMOUTH, Va„ Oct. 30.—A
wireless message from President
Roosevelt, aboard the West Virginia to
Governor Herrick of Ohio answering
a telegram of congratulation, was in
tercepted this morning. The president
is proceeding up the coast in heavy
seas at a remarkable rate of speed.
Having a Rough Voyoge.
NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 30.—A wire
less message from Cape Hatteras to
the Norfolk navy yard says that
the West Virginia at 10 this morning
was 50 miles south of Cape Hatteras
in the midst of a severe northeast
gale and will not reach Virginia capes
until 8 o'clock tonight. The president
is in the midst of a coast storm and
is having an awful rough passage.
New Steamer Line to Egypt.
BREMEN, Oct. 30.—As the result of
a contract which has just been con
cluded between the Roumanian gov
ernment and the North German Lloyd
company with respect to the exten
sion of the Constanza, Constantinople
and Swyrna line to Alexandria, the
journey between Berlin and the Egyp
tian coast has been reduced to four
days and a half, and at the sam e time
the postal service between Germany
and Africa and Australia viz Port Said
has been proportionately accelerated.
It is believed that this arrangement
will probably hurt the business of the
Austrian Lloyd company.
Railroad Pays Rebates.
LA CROSSE, Wis., Oct. 30.— Claiming
that the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul railway gives rebates to the
Goodyear Lumber company of Tomah,
Wis., Percy M. Holden, former freight
clerk at the Tomah depot of the road,
will make this the base of his defense
on a charge of embezlement of $6000.
He claims that the money which the
road laid aside to pay rebates to the
company was handled by him and that
his own money was kept with the
fund. The shortage, he asserts, came
about in the payment of rebates.
Holden is on trial at Sparta, Wis.,
before Judge J. J. Fruit of the Sixth
Wisconsin circuit.
Library for Children Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 30.—Special
exercises in honor of the opening of
the children's branch of the Louisville
free public library were held this noon
at the rooms of the First Christian
church. Several of the trustees spoke
and W. F. Yust, the librarian, gave a
short talk on library work. At the
conclusion of the exercises the child
ren's room of the library was opened
to the inspection by the public. The
children's library will be open every
day from two to six o'clock in the aft
ernoon and on Saturday from 10 a. m.
to 6 p. m.
Claimed That His Right to the Throne Is Stronger
Than That of Czar Nicholas, Who Has His
Valuables All Packed Ready to Flee
at a Moment's Notice
CHICAGO, Ills., Oct. 30.—The Daily
News correspondent at St. Petersburg
cables that there is open talk of a
dynasty. It is persistently rumored
that Prince Paul of Dolmonnukoff will
be elected to the throne. It is claim
ed that his right is greater than
that of the descendants of Romanoff.
J. P. Morgan, Jr., George W. Perkins
and other foreign financiers are try
ing to charter a steamer to London. It
is impossible to leave by rail.
Tonight the autocracy of the Ro
manoffs and the old order of things
will cease to exist in Russia. Witte
has telephoned from Peterhoff, where
he spent the day with the emperor be
fore his departure for this city that
the emperor has surrendered and af
fixed his signature to an imperial
mandate comprising the conditions up
on which Witte has promised to ac
cept office. Witte now comes into
power as prime minister and will be
able to convert the farcial national
able to convert the farcical national
purely representative, and to confer
upon the people the fundamental civil
liberties of free speech, free press,
freedom of religion and freedom of
General Strike in Finland.
HELSINGFORS. Oct. 30.—Factory
workers in this city aroused by agita
tors, have determined to join the
strike. There are only 4000 troops
in Finland. The authorities are great
ly worried because St. Petersburg can
not spare soldiers in the prisent
Witte Is Dictator.
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 30.—1t was
quiet in this city all morning. It is
reported that preparations are being
made in the southern part of the em
pire for the massacre of Jews and that
the slaughter has already commenced
at Rostoff, where part of the Jewish
quarter has been plundered. Ten Jews
were injured in the attack. A large
part of the Russian workmen have es
poused the cause of the Jews and
are determined to be avenged. So
cialists were active today. At War
saw they forced the banks to close
and stopped most of the traffic, over
turning many street cars. Peasants
Old Man Jumps From Third Story
and Dies From Injuries—Some
SAX DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 29.—Fire
shortly after six this morning burned
two wooden lodging houses at the
corner of Worth and A. streets. J.
J. Light jumped from the third story
and died of his injuries in a hospital.
A blind man named Lynn wrapped his
head in a wet blanket and led his
mother through a blazing hall to safe
ty. It is feared one or more of the
lodgers are in the ruins. The loss is
$10,000. One of the buildings was the
scene of a murder several months ago,
when W. H. Robinson ran amuck and
killed five people and himself. The
fire started in the room where the
first murder was committed.
Chamber of Deputies Reassembles.
PARIS, Oct. 30.—The chamber of
deputies reassembled today for its
regular session. In his opening ad
dress Premier Rouvier stated that
France had in principle accepted the
Blue Stem, 66 1-2 cent*
Club. 63 1-2 cents f.o.b
in many Polish provinces are re
volting and destroying government
The strikers number 120,000 and
the strike contributions amount to
10,000 roubles daily.
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 30—Fifty
students and instructors of the school
of technology have sent up a pro
visional government. Troops have
surrounded the building in which it
was established.
Czw Shipping His Plate and Jewelry.
MANCHESTER, England, Oct. 30.—
It is reported that the czar'has ship
ped all the royal plate and jewelry
to Copenhagen. The vessels and car
go are insured for $3,750,000.
Germr.n Fleet to Rescue Czar.
KEIL, Oct 30.—A German cruiser
and a complete torpedo boat division
have sailed for the Russian coast. It
is reported that the kaiser has or
dred the fleet to hold itself In readi
ness to protect the czar and his
family in case of necessity.
Warsc.w More Riotous.
WARSAW, Oct. 30.—The crowds
were more riotous this afternoon and
they appear to be getting beyond the
control of the military. Shops were
pillaged and wealthy citizens' houses
destroyed, one of the ruined resi
dences being the governor general's.
Troops fired into the air. There was
no bloodshod.
ODESSA, Oct. 30.—There is a per
sistent rumor that sailors of the
Black Sea fleet 'mutinied at Baloum,
killed Admirals Birileff and Chuknine
of the squadron and then set sail for
Sebastopol, flying a revolutionary flag.
Odessa Populace Cowed.
LONDON, Oct. 30.—A correspond
ent wires that the casualties at
Odessa Sunday were 25 civilians kill
ed and 287 wounded and two Cossacks
killed and two wounded. Business is
at a standstill. The populace is
Lieutenant Commits Suicide.
BUFFALO, Oct. 30.—Lieutenant
Brandie, a cavalry officer at Fort Por
ter, shot and killed himself at the
post headquarters this afternoon.
invitation of Russia to take part in
another peace conference, which is to
be held at the Hague. The details
have not yet been arranged. He also
informed the chamber of the terms of
the Franco-German agreement in re
gard to Morocco.
Want Newfoundland.
LONDON, Oct. 30.—The Morning
Post says that the question of the In
clusion of Newfoundland in the Do
minion of Canada is again the sub
ject of confidential negotiations. This,
it adds, is of particular interest in
view of the present fisheries dispute
between Newfoundland and the United
States. The belief prevails here that
England will play a prominent part
in the settlement of the fisheries dif
ficulty and Newfoundland, as a mark
of appreciation for England's partici
pation in the question, will consent to
the inclusion of the island in the Do
minion of Canada.
The Albany Carnival Opens.
ALBANY, N. Y., Oct. 30.—The two
days" celebration of the Carnival be
gan this morning with a businessmen's
parade, which included many elaborate
floats and advertising features. To
morrow there will be an automobile
parade In the afternoon and a Hall
owe'n parade in the evening.
The Chicago Grain Market.
CHICAGO, Ills., Oct. 30.—Wheat
opened 89 3-4, closed 90 3-8; corn
opened 48 1-2, closed 46; oats opened
30 1-8, closed 30 1-2.

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