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Tonight and Tuesday fair. VOLUME XXXII. HILL GETS MORE RIGHTS OF WAY Columbia Navigation Deal at Spokane Made Public MORTH COAST BE6INS OPERATIONS Ne .. Road From Spokane to Colum- I-3 River —Earling Refuses to Talk About Plans. It now develops that the transfers ... ri ghts of way along the north k , f the Columbia by the Colum bia Railway Navigation company .. Spokane several days ago, were • , the Seattle & Portland Rail mpany, which is generally sup be backed by the Northern • Northern. What lends col or to the rumor that the Hill interests i ,c secured the easements of the Navigation company is the . • that Saturday a Walla Walla owns land in Klickitat e ir iii" river and over whose company had an option for i : way, deeded the right of way . Seattle & Portland. Other Wal la Wallans who have given options ;o said to have closed deals eby a portion of their lands will ed over to the latter com- Railroad Steamboat Line. A railroad from Spokane to the Col river to connect with a line of ats to Portland, is the latest railroad proposition that is an noui -1. At Spokane Saturday the • -Columbia River Railroad & X station company awarded a con • t to M. P. Zindorf of Seattle for the grading of 63 miles of railroad from \W Columbia river to Fletcher, ounty. According to E. E. pTar.snn. secretary of the company, the new organization is fully financed and it will build its line at once. As s the grading of 25 miles of the • is completed a construction com pany will begin laying rails and build in? the line. ' From Spokane to the Columbia. 7 proposed new line from Spo ;,; vers a distance of 133 miles and passes through the towns of 1 ' her and Connell, with a termin al the chief engineer de - as "a splendidly located point • Colombia river." It is stated most of the right of way has s< un i. The farmers along trie in most cases donating the of way and besides are sub g stock in the company, les tli,. railroad, the company and operate a line of ■■"■'> on the Columbia, thus mak : lino to Portland and the the C<lilo Portage road. °st of the railroad and the steam will more tha'n North Coast at Work. ''•in? to a report that comes !h e North Coast Ball company has begun active lW * on construction of its line Korth Yakima to Walla Walla. 1 on good authority that a force is encamped near the Col ia r ivor between Wallula and ' About 100 men and a like num teams are engaged in the work the mouth of the Snake and a arger number of men are to be ; 0 work as soon as they can b e ' ■■'le the definite route Is not known j * Sieved that after the road ] * s the Columbia at Richland, a I ew ♦ j 10wn immediately north of " v i' kit will pass through Pasco h ' '■• paralleling the Northern • "oss the Snake at Ainsworth, nc e to Wallula. From Wallula it To u f ° lloW the Walla Walla rlver to T 6t or L °wden and then come di citv WaUa Wa,la and enter the For e . ar the nortnern boundary of Walla military reserva tion. ; a E^jneer E. s. Clark, who left Wal **« with a gang of surveyors two the S °' has not yet returned from **».M Pl ° ration trip up Mill creek ex^ct* 80 BlUe mounta,ns - He it ba, ' k 5n a few days, when - Probable that he will be ready The evening Statesman to report on the feasibility of the road securing an easy pass through the mountains. Earling Will Not Talk. A. J. Earling. president of the Chi cago. Milwaukee and St. Paul reached Portland Saturday from Chicago. It was generally supposed that when he came to the coast that he would announce in some degree what were the plans of the Milwaukee and either confirm or deny the many rumors that have been circulated concerning the Milwaukee's reported move to reach the coast. This, however, he failed to do. When questioned by a news paper reporter in Portland Mr. Earl ing absolutely refused to be inter viewed on the subject. All that the newspaper man was able to get out of Earling was the statement that the Milwaukee was on friendly terms with both Hill and Harriman. Earling left Portland Saturday night for Ta coma and Seattle, and he is now on the Sound. O. R. & N. in Wallowa. Parties in Walla Walla from Elgin state that practically 10 miles of the O. R. & N. grade on the Wallowa ex tension \s now complete out of El gin, excepting the bridges. There is every indication that tracklaying will commence in the spring as soon as the frost is out of the ground. Prop erty values are rapidly advancing in Elgin as a result of the railroad activity. Definite arrangements have been completed for the erection of a TiOO.OOO saw mill plant at Elgin by the Palmer Lumber company. Electric Line. County Surveyor J. Swain of Aso tin and a crew of men are now en gaged in surveying for an electric line from Rogersburg, at the mouth of the Grande Ronde river, up that strenin to its junction with the Little Salmon river. The survey is being made on the south bank of the stream and is intended to connect with the Cook electric line system now being constructed from Elgin. Oregon. Rog ers brothers of this town, who are having the survey made, are the own ers of the townsite of Rogersburg. They state that their plans are not yet fully matured, but that every ef fort will be made to have the line built at an early date. FOOTBALL IS DOOMED. Chicago Suburb Authorities Start War On Game in "Prep." Schools. CHICAGO, Nov. 13.—One result, and perhaps the most important to the public, of the "death by football*' of 17.-year-old Vernon Wise of the Oak Park high school second team, Friday, will be a campaign by the school au thorities against all football in sec ondary schools. This will begin Tuesday, when a mass meeting of the students and fac ulty will abolish the game in the village of Oak Park for the season. Then, by trying to substitute some other form of athletics, which still will arouse "school spirit," the Oak Park school will begin its propaganda. La crosse or hare-and-hounds may be substituted. At the same time the Chicago board of education is expected to take up the action. It appears that several mem bers of the Hyde Park second team, which fought Oak Park when young Wise was killed, had been forbidden to play by Principal Hiram Loomis of Hyde Park. Those boys will be ex amined and on the result of the de cision Superintendent Cooley will frame his recommendation to the board. It is possible that sweeping action may be taken. SAVED BY FALSE TEETH LUCK OF BUTTE GAMBLER Billy Semper Shot in Jaw by Dutch Swede—Gold Plate Deflects Bullet. BUTTE. Mont., Nov. 13.—Billy temper, the gambler, was shot by Dutch Swede, another gambler. in the Turf gambling rooms at Ana conda this morning. The bullet en tered the jaw and was deflected by a g old dental plate and Semper spit it out He lay under the table feigning death until the assailant left. His phvsician says the bullet would have entered the brain if it had not been for the false teeth. Semper as not seriously injured. ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1905. PROBE REBATES SOITS FILEO Government Takes Action Against Railroads PRIVATE CAR LINES ARE INVOLVED In the Opinion of the Government They are Merely a Subter fuge. MILWAUKEE. Wis., Nov. 13.—1n the federal court today the govern ment filed a suit against nine rail roads and one brewery in an at tempt to ascertain whether or not the railroads can lawfully pay indirect re bates through private car lines own ed by large shippers, such car lines being in the opinion of the govern ment a mere device to secure a *e luction over other shippers and competitors. Gustav Pabst, president of the brewery denies all the charges made. He says the whole scandal is based on malicious lies. He says that once he was officer of the Milwaukee Transit and Refrigerator company, but is not now interested. He de clares that he had no illegal deal ings with the road named. Judge Seaman ordered that an answer to the complaint be made within 20 days. WHAT DID HE DO WITH MONEY QUESTION IS BOTHERING INVES TIGATORS OF LIFE INSUR ANCE. Hamilton Will be Called Upon to Tell What He Did With Quarter Million. NEW YORK. Nov. 13— The insur ance investigation was resumed to day. It is believed that Hyde, Har riman. Tarbell and others of like im portance will be examined this week. John R. Hegeman, president of the Metropolitan, was recalled this morning. He showed statements of financial transactions with brokerage firms. The figures showed that he al lowed large rebates on interest on personal accounts. John A. McCall, president of the New York Life, was recalled and ask ed for the adress of Andrew Hamil ton. He said he had heard that Hamilton was ill either in London or Paris. McCall promised to cable Hamilton to come home, or if he is unable' to do so. to rush the account ing of the $70,000, which amount was given Hamilton with the other quar ter of a million unaccounted for. DEFEATS RANKIN PLAN. lowa Governor's Opposition to Con stabulary Causes Consternation. DES MOINES, lowa. Nov. 13. — Governor Cummins has put a tempo rary quietus on the movement for the establishment in this state of a con stabulary for the enforcement of the liquor laws. Several years ago A. C. Rankin started this movement in lowa, and it has attained considerable proportions. The bill to establish a system of marshals was largely defeated by the last legislature. In the' intervening two years Mr. Rankin has steadily progressed in his work and his move ment gained much additional strength, so that he and his advisers have felt encouraged to believe that the bill will become a law the ensuing win ter. They were dumbfounded, there fore, when Governor Cummins, in an address before their state convention this week, declared his opposition to their scheme of enforcement of the li quor laws, a declaration equivalent to a notice that he would feel impelled to veto their bill if the legislature of the coming winter should pass it. OHIO GAMBLING LAW IS UPHELD United States Supreme Court Declares It Valid THE STATUTE IS RATHER PECULIAR Allows Anyone to Recover Money Lost By Anybody in a Gambling WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 13.— The supreme court upheld the pecu liar Ohio law which permits any res ident of the state to recover money lost at gambling regardless l of by whom it was lost. A woman brought suit against the owners of a building in which money was lost and her lien against the building created by the state law was declared valid by the highest court today. A Fatal Collision. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13.—As the result of a collision between the gas oline schooner Non Pariel and the lighthouse tender Madrona off the Pa cific street wharf at 7:30 this morn ing. Deck Hand John Boer of the Nonpariel was drowned and Captain Murphy was seriously injured. The Nonpariel was badly damaged. WALLA WALLA GETS A MEDAL JUDGES DECIDE COUNTY MADE BEST DISPLAY AT PORT LAND FAIR. Silver Medal Given for Collective Exhibit of Black Locust, Box Elder and Elderberry. In the forestry awards the states of Oregon and Washington were victori ous in leading all other sections in the exhibits at the Lewis and Clark exposition. Oregon received 67 gold, 12 silver and seven bronze medals and seven honorable mention: Wash ington 33 gold and 10 silver medals; California, eight gold and five sil ver; Louisiana, two gold, one silver and two bronze: one gold medal each to New York. Michigan. Colorado, Canada, England and Queensland. Walla Walla county was awarded a silver medal for the best collective exhibit of black locust, box elder and elderberry. SAVES THE FLYER. Illinois Man Finds Bridge a Death Trap—lnjured in Repairing It. PANA, 111.. Nov. 13 —William Mc- Manaway saved the flyer on the Balti more <S: Ohio Southwestern from dashing into a broken bridge, over the Okaw river late last night. The fact that the train was fifteen minutes late was all that saved the train, as Mc- Manaway had been informed that it was late, and was going across the bridge when he heard the timbers giving way with a loud noise. Invest igating, he found one of the large pil lars had been shoved from under the track, leaving it wholly without sup port. Knowing the train was about due, he ran back across the bridge and flagged it just in time. MeManaway assisted the men in repairing the bridge, and fell sixty feet below, receiving injuries which may prove fatal. SQUANDERED FUNDS. T?.bor Bank's Vicepresident Is Watched By Director for Two Days. COUNCIL BLUFFS, lowa, Nov. 13. —Director Gregory of the state bank of Tabor, lowa, played detective and watched Vice-President H. C. Dye of the same institution for two days, and as a result he caught Dye in Omaha drinking heavily and squandering the bank's money in bucket shops. Dye has confessed to forging notes ind indorsements, to borrowing the bnak'a cash and to forging accounts to cover up his shortage. Aside from his shortage at the bank, which will amount to $20,000. he has confessed to in outstanding indebtedness of more than $40,000, making the total more than $50,000. The bank is closed and the state bank examiner is in charge of its af gairs. Dye is now at the home of his father in Council Bluffs. Tabor is the seat of a big Congre gational college and many students had the money with which they ex pected to pay their year's expenses, in the closed bank. A panic resulted among these students when they dis covered that the bank was in the hands of the state examiner. The Chicago Grain Market. CHICAGO. Nov. 13.—Wheat opened 85 7-8, closed 85 5-8; corn opened 44 5-8, closed 44 3-8; oats opened 29 7-8, closed 29 1-2. lowa Man Kills Himself. DES MOINES, Nov. 13—After fighting all night with his wife, who tried to prevent his suicide. Clarence Reeves, aged 24, took acid this morn ing and died. LAND CROOK CAUGHT IN NAWAIAN ISLANDS G. L. Brokaw, Who Is Wanted in This State for Land Frauds —Now in Jail. HONOLULU. Nov. 13.—United States Marshal Hendry returned Maui on the steamer T,ikelike, hav ing in custody G. L. Brokaw, who is under indictment by the federal grand jury of Washington state for land frauds. The prisoner was taken to Oahu prison after a preliminary hearing. It is expected that Brokaw will be returned to Spokane. Brokaw gave himself up to the sheriff of Maul. BENSON FILES DEMURRER. Millionaire Land Grabber Seeks a Looohole. WASHINGTON, D. C. Nov. 13.—A demurrer was filed today in the district supreme court to the indict ments against John A. Benson, the California millionaire, charged with connection with land frauds and with conspiracy in the case with Frederick H. Hyde, Henry P. Diamond and H. Schneider, jointly indicted for de frauding the government of timber lands in California and Oregon. The demurrer states that several counts of the indictment are bad in sub stance. Northern Securities Director. NEW YORK, Nov. 13—Northern Securities stockholders elected to day to serve three years the fol lowing directors: "James J. Hill, George P. Baker, George W. Per kins. Nicholas T. E. Hunt, James N. Hill. The last nomed will suc ceed the late Daniel S. Lamont. Soldiers in Finland Mutiny. HELSINGFORS. Nov. 13 —The gar rison of the fortress at Sveaborg has mutinied. The Russian soldiers are demanding better treatment, free choice of books and a furlough for soldiers having served time. The de mands will be partially granted. The conflict continues. How Hr.igh Did It. DAYTON, Ohio. Nov. 13— The po lice believe that Dr. Oliver Haugh, accused of the murder of his parents and brother, embalmed the bodies in oil before igniting them. It Is believed that he killed them with hyocide. Eldredge Is Reinstated. WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 13.— The president has ordered the rein statement of Walter Eldredge, chaf feur of the bureau of standards, who was dismissed for getting his ma chine in the way of the President's carriage. Republicans Get Minor Ohio Offices. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13.—The democratic chairman says there is no doubt that the minor candidates on the republican ticket from gover nor down were elected by safe plu ralities. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS* Blue Stem 65 1-2 cento f. o. b» Club. 63 1-2 cento f.o.b NUMBER 152. NEW EVIDENCE OF BIG FRAUDS Jerome's Assistants Are Going to the Bottom SUPERINTENDENT MOR6AN IS BUSY Many Witnesses Were Before the Grand Jury This Morning—Se crecy Is Maintained. NEW YORK, Nov. 13—Jerome's assistants, Sanford and Perkins, this morning instituted John Doe pro ceedings in the Sixth, Fourteenth and Twenty-ninth assembly dis tricts in election fraud cases, The proceedings are said to be the result of new evidence obtained by Super intendent of Elections Morgan's men, who this morning took several men to the district attorney's office. Se crecy Is maintained. The grand jury resumed its inquiry into the election this morning. There were many wit nesses. The grand jury this afternoon re turned eight indictments for illegal voting. Six of the men indicted were arrested election day and warrants were issued for the others. It Is un derstood the jury has ordered other indictments drawn. The arrested men are John Kroup. Albert Farar, Thom as P. Orady, John P. Foley, alias Mead, Thomas D. Prennan and Thom as Hall. It is reported that Kroup has confessed, implicating one "high er up." RUSSIA'S TROUBLE CONTINUE Riots and Revolts Reported From Finland. ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 13—The city is reasonably quiet today. The police dispersed a crowd of roughs at Nevsky Prospect, who started an attack on the "intellectuals." The fashionable quarter of Moscow Is deserted. An attack on the students is feared today. Polish Revolt Continues. WARSAW, Nov. 13—Despite the proclamation of martial law through out Poland and the declaration by the government that there will be no consideration of the demands for au tonomy, the revolt continues. Today the railroads are closely guarded. There is desultory firing. WILL NOT RELIEVE MONEY MAR KET. Secretary of the Trez.sury Shaw Makes Statement. WASHINGTON, Nov. 13—Secretary Shaw authorizes the statement that he will not go to the relief of the mon ey market until convinced that bus iness interests are likely to suffer. Should any business concern be de nied deserved credit at reasonable rates the secretary says he wants to know the facts. A PECULAR ACCIDENT BEFALLS INDIAN PARTY Guns Stacked by Camp Blown Down and are Discharged With Disas trous Results. ALBUQUERQUE. K M.. Nov. 13.— A peculiar accident occurred to a party of Santo Domingo Indians near the Enchanted Mesa of Acoma. They had been hunting and at night stack ed their arms like soldiers and went to sleep. During the night a gust of wind blew down the guns and dis charged the loaded weapons onto the sleeping Indians. One was shot through the kidneys and died Instant ly; one had his left arm blown off; another receive a charge in his right leg, which will have to be ampu tated; the fourth was Injured and may die.