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I VOLUME XXXII. WORKMEN REPLY TO M. WITTE Bey Want All Their Demands Granted or None 0 FOR JUSTICE, NOT BENEVOLENCE Peasants Not Willing to Accept Czar's of fer of Lands—Are Ready for -» Rebellion. ct PETERSBURG, Nov. 17. —May- er Novikoff of Baku says the czars -ranting lands to the peasants is only a half measure. The agriculturists are ippeased by promises and are ready to rebel at the first opportunity, tesl of the working men's reply - v ■~ shows all or nothing to be r plea. They express astonishment that he should call himself the work- Ingmen's brother. They demand suf ifgM not benevolence. , It b rumored that there is a mu tiny in the Manchurian army. It is H rte I thai Linevitch has reported Hfcevolt among the troops, only sup after a tisht in which many 1 liers were killed. It is said that 45 erg shot for participation in the conspiracy. On Wr.y to Baltic. CHERBOURG, Nov. 17.—The cruis er Minneapolis arrived in port today. A NIGHT OF TERROR. Passengers on Steamboat Warren Have Perilous Voyage. NEW YORK, Nov. 17. —After a night terror just above Hell Gate, 200 Brers aboard the steamer War landed this morning. The vessel started last night from Fall R Her machinery broke down and her captain intended to repair break and proceed, but a secret agent aboard told the cap tain that he was disobeying the law. on meeting was held In n and the passengers forced ft* agent to return to the deck. A gale was blowing, the lights 1 steam from the broken - reeping through the seams ir. the deck created a panic. Texas Baptist Convention. DALLAS, Tex., Nov. 17.—The Bap- ; m g neral convention of Texas its annual session here today, ttendance is exceptionally large, nearly five thousand delegates, rep fesenting more than two thousand -' churches, being present. The convention met In the Auditorium on »« fair grounds, where sessions will »heW every day this week. Many **tinguished ministers and laymen of 11' h are present and many of will address the convention dur five days of the convention. - «y Important matters will come up onsideration in the convention. B them the report on the new w ' /' n • • logical seminary by Dr. B. N, the dean of the theological Favor a Lock Canal. "AbffINGTON, D. C. Nov. 17.— sub-committee of the advisory ' ; Panama canal commis ''■■•> submitted to the commls- Kj • u- ~ . t ' or < n n the best methods to Hiding the canal with report makes recommen -5 1 the number of locks needed to carry the can ' "1" 30. 60 or 90 feet. It that the committee rec r - , , lock canal is decided "7 it at a greater height The report also recom- U .' w "ere the necessary locks ted, indicates their (i n ,! d.ie cost and also the * ~ ■ to build them. Mary| and Fie|d Tria)s Today> 'MORE, Md., Nov. 17.—The land fieM trials of the Mary_ T na , and District of Columbia Field - association began todav on the F.a>-on J?" Edwi " D - Hardcastl e at l ne trials will continue for is m B v y f and the n "mber of entries en larger than in former years. h^T ° ciation is now one of the "mateur bodies of its kind in and numbers about sev !eacr memb «re. each having at an i° ? dogs ' Manv valuable iters. Th oups are offered to the win k>m a ' re W M D e a contest for var and special contests era and setters entered by PLAN. "Whlu E A XpePts Fav °r Sea Level H ivp m T e ( : i x C - ans Fa vor Locks. ' V ' 17 -—Foreign , . e President's consulting fo p m f; ivor of a sea level "*: 1 an araa, while American ' , «* re "nanimous for a lock «< As hav'l\ tne *t a rt. Conclu een reached and reports ■lh! Pa r d 'orthwlth. tt u t of a sea level canal Uer ail <3 more practicable mi evening Statesman for them in construction and agree it ■ould be completed in 16 years. How long the Americans tn'nk it would take to build a lock canal is not learned. In arriving at their conclusions the foreign engineers are not free of a bias due to the popular demand throughout the United States for an immediate appearance of results on the isthmus. Foreigners generally favor a sea level canal as it will better provide for the demands of shipping. The element of cost does not concern them as the United States will pay the bills. It was said recently by one of the Amer ican engineers that it would require seven years to construct one of the big locks needed at dulebra if a lock canal was built. Will Enter Customs Union. CAPETOWN, Nov. 17.—1t has been announced that Northwestern Rhode sia will enter the South African Cus toms union on December 1., next, with the same status as Basutoland and the Bechuanaland Protectorate. One effect of this will be the adoption of the Customs Union preference on British goods by this territory. It is further stated that articles 14 and 15 of the Customs conventions will apply to Northwestern Rhodesia. These ar ticles contain technical provisions which were inserted to meet the re quirements of Southern Rhodesia. FOUR MENHANGEDATCARSON THEY ARE CONVICTED TWICE OF MURDER OF RAILROAD MEN. One of the Four Was Exculpated by Confessions of the Other Three. RENO. Nev.. Nov. 17.—Fred Rob erts of St. Louis. T. S. Gorman of San Francisco. J. P. Sevener, formerly U. S. engineer and A. L. Linderman of Stockton. California, convicted twice of the murder of Jack Welch, a rail road man of Humboldt county, Neva da, in August. 1903, were hanged at the state prison at Carson today. Lin derman and Sevener, the elder of the two men. were sent to death at 10:35 and Roberts and Gorman dropped at noon. All the men except Roberts had confessed. Linderman confessed a year ago Sevener and Gorman ad mitted their guilt this morning. All of them exculpated Roberts, saying he was only a witness of the crime and took no action or part in the robbing or murder of Welch. Roberts went to his death with a smile on his lips. A few moments before the trap was sprung a message was sent to the board of pardons asking- if it wished to stay the execution of Roberts. It was answered in the negative, the board saying that by his consent to the crime he made himself guilty with the others. A crowd of 60 people say the execution. Gorman had em braced the Catholic religion and the other three the Episcopal faith. The last words were good-byes to friends whom they recognized in the crowd. In a confession on the scaffold Gor man confessed to a robbery at San Francisco in IS9B for which a man named Barker is now serving a life sentence in California. End of Old Hoffman House. NEW YORK. Nov. 17.—The Hoff ! man house, one of the oldest and most famous notels of this city, is doomed. | It is to be torn down to be replaced by I a new and modern structure. The i plans for the new building, which will ! be erected upon the site of the hotel. ! on the corner of Broadway and Twen [ty-fifth street, have already been [filed with the building department. ! The demolition of the old hotel will be \ begun on March I. of next year. The 'new building will be twelve stories i high, will be built of brick with a dec orative facade of limestone and brick I and will cost $600,000. Held as Prisoner. BERLIN. Nov. 17.—While the Unit ed States has produced a number of gentlemen with many wives, we have gone one step further in this city, and have given to the world a female Bluebeard. A woman of extreme beauty, she married when she was IS years old. but her husband died after three years of unhappy married life. Her second husband died suddenly, and her third shot himself. Suspicions were aroused which pointed to the fact that a re volver had been placed in his hands after death. In Paris she had three or four more matrimonial experiences all ending disastrously to her husbands and now the bodv of the last husband has been exhumed and poison has been found | and the trial is to begin. Gr?.nd Duke Adolph Dead. HOHENBUBG. Nov. 17.—Grand Duke Adolph. reigniner sovereign*- of Luxemburg, died today. Lieutenant Fortescue WASHINGTON, D. C. Nov. 17.-It is officially announced that Lieutenant Fortescue-V resignation has been ac cepted The war department says t did not ask him to tenant says he is going into busi ness. ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1905. INSURANCE MONEY PAID TO GRAFTERS M'GURDY MAKES SOME REVELATIONS Insurance Commissioner Clune of California Levied Blackmail on the Insurance Companies, Using His Brother as a 60-Between —Much Money Paid to Fix Legislatures NEW YORK, Nov. 17.—Members of the legislative insurance investigat ing committee this morning, com menting upon the sweeping changes in the Mutual Life made yesterday are of the opinion that it is a com plete confession by officers of the bad state of affairs existing in the company. Committeemen were of the opinion that the insurance com panies would make no change unless so directed by new legislation. Frank Jordan, son of the former comp troller of the Equitable, Thomas D. Jordan, was called to the stand this morning. He said he hadn't heard from his father since he was on the stand early in the investigation. He had heard from his mother, who is somewhere in Canada. She didn't say where his father was. He don't know when his father will return. Samuel S. McCurdy, assistant regis ter of the Equitable, testified regard ing salaries and expenses. A letter from Jim Hill to Alexander produced a laugh. The postscript says: 'I feel good: congress has adjourn ed and the country is safe. When the legislature adjourns the state will be safe." McCurdy spoke of the money spent for legal expenses in three years, fol lowing a long fight in 1897 with An drew J. Clune. state insurance su perintendent of California. It appear ed that Clune attacked the three com panies and prevented the Equitable from doing business in California for a short time. One of the vouchers s-howed $14,166.66 paid Attorney Chickering. representing the Equitable at San Francisco. At the bottom of the voucher is a statement that the payment did not include the personal services of Chickering. McCurdy said Judge Pillsbnry asked for $250 a month which was paid supposedly to a brother of the insurance com missioners. There is no record of the payments. The payments continued over three years. McCurdy said that at the end of 1599 the California com missioner asked the society about 40 questions and it was impossible to answer the same. He did not have a like experience in any other state. He said the commissioner's brother did nothing to earn his salary. Mc- Curdy said that former Governor Budd of California came to New York to make an investigation. He SECURITY HOLDERS UNEASY VENTURE OPINION THAT RUSSIA MAY REPUDIATE ITS WAR DEBT. Article Printed in German Newspaper Causes Consternation Among Many of the Investors. BERLIN. Nov. 17. —German holders ] of Russian securities are beginning to feel extremely uneasy over the sit uation in Russia, as they realize that it is bound to affect adversely the eco nomic conditions of the Russian em pire and the financial standing of the government. Popular upheavals, like those in Russia at the present time unsettle more than a war commercial and industrial conditions, paralyze capital and cripple the resources of the government. The foreign holders of Russian securities are greatly in terested in the future of the empire and devour the disquieting reports of riot and bloodshed with avidity. Many millions In Russian securities are in the hands of German capitalists and to that extent they are interested in the preservation of Russia's financial integrity. An article published by Professor Ballod. an official of the German im the greatest consternation among Ger man investors in Russian securities. In perial statistical department, causes that article, which is considered semi official, he states that the Russian government has been considering the advisability of declaring partial bank ruptcy, partially repudiating the coun try's foreign liabilities. for several months past. In June. he de clares, the Russinn government com missioned a number of experts to elaborate reports on the effect that a partial repudiation of foreign liabili ties would produce on Russia's own spent his time with Attorney Chick ering. The New York Life and the Mutual also paid $250 monthly to Clune's brother. McCurdy mentioned the trouble which Commissioner Clune caused the company by de mands which if enforced, would have driven them from the state. McCurdy said that was the reason the pay ments to Clune's brother were made. McCurdy showed vouchers paid for "legal expenses," a number of $1000 each to various political leaders of New York state, and one payment of nearly $3000 to Robert Luscum of Milwaukee for legal services in Mil waukee and $1000 to S. S. Olds of Lansing, Michigan, for legal ser vices before the Michigan legisla ture. Senator Depew was recalled by Hughes. Hughes said that two letters in connection with the vouchers were placed in evidence this morning. The letters were sent by John A. Nichol to Depew. The first is dated in 1896 and an extract says: "Our friend who usually gets around at this time of year is here and wants help as usual." Depew didn't recall their "friend's" name, but thought he had some kind of claim against the company. An other extract was: "Our friend up the river is getting cantankerous again and wants to know —you know." Depew said that both persons men tioned were the same and declared he was not a legislator and he thought not a politician. Depew said he knew nothing of the Chine matter In Cali fornia. He was excused. Tarbell was called. He told of syn dicate operations, saying he partici pated in them personally and did not know the Equitable was in until after he was in. He said he had nothing to do with the legal department and had bitterly opposed in the society the methods used to defeat bad leg islation. Tarbell said that with the combined policyholders and the companies be hind them no legislature would dare to pass laws derogatory to the best interest of the companies. The com pany, according to Tarbell's theory, votes, not dollars to kill bad bills. Mc- Curdy of the Mutual said that Tar belTs idea was not practical, accord ing to the witness, while Perkins of the New York Life supported him. economic development. The Mittag Zeitung describes Professor Ballod's revelations as a bombshell to all inves tors in Russian securities. The same panicky feeling which has been caused here by the article, also seems to exist in England and the Manchester Guardian is authority for the statement that the scheme to em ploy British capital in rebuilding the Russian navy has been abandoned and that the plan for Americans to under take the same work has also been dropped. The reason given for the abandonment of the project is that it has been found that the establish ment of shipyards and shops in Rus sia would not pay, and there is not much chance of profit% in the develop ment of a state-assisted merchant shipping project. The real cause of the abandonment, however, is believed to be the uncertain financial conditions existing in Russia. ENTERS THE COTTON MARKET. Rival for America, the London Import ers Believe, Is Found in Africa. LONDON, Nov. 17. —Is Rhodesia be coming a rival to America in the cot ton industry? Consignments of cotton continue to arrive at Liverpool from there, some of which arrived this week. The firs few bales, which ar rived rather more than a month ago, were pronounced of good staple, fine and strong. Charles Wolstenholm. of the firm of Wolstenholm & Holland, who have been testing the cotton on behalf of the British cotton growing association, has the utmost faith in the possibili ties of Rhodesia as a cotton-producing center. Samples of Rhodesian cotton grown from seeds in various parts of the country, have yielded the most sat isfactory results possible. "We have applied every test," he says, "and find that Rhodesian cot ton is the duplicate of Texas cotton, which is lar?ely used in Lancashire, and which it has been impossible to grow in any other colony." According to information received by the British cotton growing asso ciation. Rhodesia can produce three quarters of a million bales a year, which is considered sufficient to steady the world's market and protect the Rritish cotton industry from specula tion which of recent years has hamp ered it. Capital to any extent is in readi ness to develop the Rhodesian project and the only difference that is antici pated is that of colored labor planta tion*. A number of experts who have in spected the samples agree that they ire of excellent character and may be grown in such abundance as to jus tify the prediction that Rhodesia will in the course of a few seasons provide the solution of England's cotton prob lem. Baron Rosen Delivers an Address. PHILADELPHIA. Pa., Nov. 17.—The American academy of political and so cial science will hold a session this evening to listen to an address by Baron von Rosen, the Russian ambas sador to the United States, on the subject of "America's Industrial Op portunities in Russia." In the discus sion which will follow the address the following persons will take part: Her bert H. D. Pierce, third assistant sec retary of state: John Hays Hammond, of New York; George Westinghouse of Pittsburg; Melville E. Stone, general manager of the Associated Press. Hen ry C. Rouse, president of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railway, and Clar ence Cary of New York. HEARST SLOWLY GAINING EIGHT THOUSAND PROTESTED BALLOTS ARE TO BE COUNT ED AGAIN. A Discrepancy Is Discovered That Gives Hearst r. Gain of 82 Votes. NEW YORK. Nov. 17.—Justice Giegerieh today begin consideration of the protested ballots of which there are 8000. Additional election districts can vassed today brings Hearst's total erain to 82. Two men indicted for election fronds, pleaded guilty today. Sentence was postponed. A discrep ancy was discovered this afternoon that gives Hearst 33 more votes if the protest is allowed. Virginia Baptist Conference. CHARLOTTESVILLE. Va.. Nov. IT. —Baptists from all parts of the state are assembled here in large numbers to attend the eighty-second annual conference of the Baptist General as sociation of Virginia, which opens its session here this evening. The ses sions will be held at the First Baptist church, where the conference will be onened this evening by President W. W. Moffatt. The Rev. J. D. Rosser will deliver the opening sermon. J. B. Turpin will deliver the address of welcome and R. A. Williams will de liver the response. The conference will remain in session until Monday evening. The question of education and the establishment of a female school by the church in the central portion of the state will be one of the most im portant matters that will be consid ered by the conference. Many dis tinguished ministers and laymen of the church -are in attendance and many of them win address the conference. KISS PRINT IS CAPER. Girl's Album Records of Her Friends' Osculatory Impressions. LONDON. Nov. 17. —A clever young Kensington woman. Miss Evans, has devised a new kind of autograph al bum that is likely to be popular. It is so contrived as to enable a young wo man not only to collect the autogroph signatures of her friends, but to pre pprce also the imprint of their kisses. This book is equipped with a little pad of soluble, carmine-tinted sub stances upon which the Hps are first lightly pressed, so as to take up a lit tle of the pigment. Then a kiss is im printed upon the page in a space pro vided for the purpose, leaving a clear carmine record of the pressure of the lips. By the side of the kiss imprint is another for the autograph and date, and together, kiss and signature make a very precious and intimate keep sake. "It is really marvelous what a lot of character there is in kisses.'* says Miss Evans. "People who are not stu dents of the subject simply have no idea how they vary. You know no two person's finger prints are alike. Well, no two persons' kisses are the tiniest bit alike. I have 200 in one album and there is not one of them that you could possibly mistake for any other. These kiss prints look like kisses, too." This kiss albu%n bears on the title page the motto, "Give me a kiss for a keepsake," and the quotation "Dear as remembered kisses." To be complete, the kiss album should be liberally sprinkled with kiss ing quotations from novelists as well as people. Open New Street—Road Supervisor R. A. Stockdalehas a force of men at work opening up the new road, grant ed by the county commissioners be tween Alder and Pleasant street. The new thoroughfare wiU prove a great accommodation to travel in the eastern end of the city. An effort will be made by property owners to extend the road through to the Miles C. Moore road, which will open up some nice residence property. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS* Blue Stem 6$ I*2 cento f. o. b. Club, 63 1-2 cento f.o.b NUMBER 156 PHYSICIANS ARE WARNED Liable to Prosecution tor Form ing a Trust HAVE A6REED ON A SCALE 0F PRICES Prosecuting Attorney of lola. Kansas, Threatens t 0 Prosecute Members of the Combination. IOLA. Ka-n., Nov. 17.—The prose cuting attorney has warned every physician in the county that he will be prosecuted for violation of the anti-trust laws unless the organiza tion which yesterday fixed the scale of prices for professional services is immediately disbanded. WEDDINGS COSTLY. Parents Must Begin to Save Dowries Er.rly In Daughters' Lives. BERLIN*. Nov. 17.—The expense of marrying their daughters is on the whole far greater for parents in Ger many than in other sections of the civ ilized world. As a general thing a bride in Germany has not only to be supplied with an extensive trousseau and a substantial outfit of linen for the house, but, in the great majority of cases, with a considerable sum of money as a dowry. German young men of good families are not often inclined to enter matri mony unless their partner can offer them some monetary compensation for the sacrifice of their freedom as single men. A young man with an in come of $1500 to $2000 a year expects that his wife will receive a dowry of at least $15,000. On a Dowry Basis. Many marriages ar<- contracted in Germany solely on the basis of the amount which the bride is to receive as a dowry. Questions are asked and answered without the least reserve and it frequently happens that when these arrangeents are concluded the young man stipulates that the dowry shall be paid to his banking account before the wedding ceremony is per formed so that he shall be quite sure of receiving it. The provision of a dowry and an outfit is a problem which in Germany is often taken in hand while the bride is still in her childhood. When a girl is born many parents take out a kind of insurance by which the girl receives a certain sum on her 21st birthday. The collection of a girl's trousseau also begins at an early age. Some parents put up so many linen articles every Christmas or year by year on the occasion of the girl's birthday so that by the, time she grows up she is not only the possessor of a sum of money, but also of the greater part of her outfit. A father who has an income of approximately $4900 a year must first of all provide his daughter with a dowry of about $2500 and linen for her household at a cost of $150. He must also present her with a trous seau costing at least $300. In fact, as a general thing, by the time the wedding is over it will be found that the wedding outfit costs at least $750. This added to a dowry of $2500 makes $3250 or nearly seven-eighths of the father's annual income. Women's Press Association Jubilee. BOSTON'. Mass., NOT. 7.—The New [England Woman's Press Association [celebrated its twentieth birthday this j morning by a breakfast at the Ven ! dome. Many prominent members of 1 the association from all parts of the i state and a number of invited guests j were present and some interesting ad i dresses were delivered. Alimony for Mrs. Madden. CINCINNATI, Nov. 17.—Judge : Swing today decided the alimony j suit of the wife against John E. j Madden, allowing her permanently i $250 monthly and $6500 court costs | and attorney's fees. . Attempt to Assassinate Failed. PISA. Nov. 17.—An attempt was made to assassinate the governor while he was passing an alley in a carriage. The shot fired missed and the assailant escaped. Count of Flanders Dead. BRUSSELS. Nov. 17.—The Count of Flanders, brother of King Leopold, died this morning. Don't Regord It Seriously. HAVANA. Nov. 15— Government officials do not regard as serious the reported attempt of Americans in the Isle of Pines to establish terri torial government. A Cuban official says that should Americans propose territorial government in the Isle of Pines and attempt to assume the of fices they will be promptly arrested and Cuban rural guards will be sent to the island prepared for any emer gency.