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Get Quick Returns. . VOLUME XXXII. LARGE WARSHIP IS BLOWN IIP IK THE PORT OF RIO JANEIRO 300 MEN KILLED DETAILS MEAGER FIRE ON SHIP REACHED MAGAZINE Accident (tared on the Coast of Brazil —111-Fated Vessel Was One of the Finest Vessels in Brazil's Navy LONDON, Jan. 22.—A dispatch from "Rio De Janerio says that the Brazilian battleship Aquidian was blown up to day and 300 men are reported killed. It is understood the ship took fire and WILL WORK THE CONVICTS Spokane Commissioners Accept the Offer Made By Governor. EXPERIMENT TO BE MADE IN SPRING Will Determine Practicability of Using Prisoners to Improve High ways in State. In order to experiment with con vict labor on the public roads Gover nor Albert E. Mead, Saturday, made an offer to the county commissioners of Spokane county to supply as many convicts as would be desired. This of fer was at once accepted by the com missioners, and the governor w-ill be asked to send 15 convicts to this coun ty, says the Review. The offer of the governor was made through Highway Commissioner J. M. Snow, who attended the session of the commissioners. Mr. Snow said there would be a bill introduced at the next session of the state legislature provid ing for the employment of convicts on road work, and the governor desires to experiment in order to determine the advantages and disadvantages of puch a system. By the agreement made the state will furnish the convicts and agrees to guard and board them, the county in return to furnish medical attend ance, housing and bedding. "We do not know how soon the ■convicts will arrive, but we expect them in a short time," said County Commissioner George W. Collin, Sat urday. "The men will be put to work on the county's rock crusher at some quarry in the county. We expect to crush rock and to start macadamizing roads throughout the county." FOR RELIEF OF HOMESTEADERS WASHINGTON SENATORS CONFER WITH FORESTRY OFFICIALS ON ANKENY'S BILL. Senators Ankeny and Piles have conferred with the forestry officials on Ankeny's bill permitting homesteaders within forest reserves to recover their lands whenever they have relinquished the same to the government in the ex pectation of making a lieu selection but were unable to perfect such selec tion because of the special lieu land law, is the report that comes from the Evening Statesman the flames reached the magazines. The Aquidaban was blown up in the port of Rio Janeiro. The bodies of vic tims were scattered hundreds of yards. The accident is thought to have been due to defective boilers. Washington. The bill will be imme diately referred to the law officers for report. The senators also filed a protest against the encroachment of Oregon sheep on the Washington end of the Wenaha forest reserve. Only last week Senator Fulton protested against Washington sheep occupying the Ore gon end of this reserve. There is evi dently a tangle which will be righted as soon as permits are issued. Investigate Farmer's Death. SIOUX CITY, la., Jan. 22.—The mys tery at'ending the death of Ole John son at Emerosn, Neb., two months ago, has culminated in an investigation with the view of an immediate disin terment of the body. Interested per sons have obtained the services of an officer and Coroner Robbins of this city, in anticipation of an autopsy. It is reported that the day before Johnson's death he made a will giving a sister-in-law his $14,000 estate. It is also claimed that an alleged il legitimate daughter obtained a portion of the estate by compromise. Saloon in Cabbage Patch. LOUISVILLE. Ky., Jan. 22.—The house occupied by Mrs. Mary Bass, the original "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbag« Patch," may become a saloon. At least to make it such is the intention of David Klotter, who has made applica tion to the license board for a permit to sell liquor there. SENATOR ANKENY MAKES RECORO LIST OF BILLS THAT HE HAS IN TRODUCED IN THE SENATE. In the United States senate Sena tor Ankeny has introduced the follow ing bills, in addition to 'the private ones, including twelve pensions and in creases: To erect a monument to John R. Monaghan; for the payment of volun teers who served in the Cayuse-Indian war in the fifties; to establish fish increase the cost; of the public build ing at Spokane; to allow a bridge across the Spokane river, and to erect a public building at Walla Walla. Senator Ankeny's private bills in clude increase in pensions for Nathan iel L. Badger. John C. Barr, James L. Cowell, Charles Duby, John C. Eberly, Edward Irwin, Jane Livery, William Lownsberry, John Pieper, William H. Satterwaithe, Charles Edwin Smith and John A. J. Taylor, for the relief of John M. Hill, and for the issuance of a certificate of merit to Matthew Kelly. The Chicago Wheat Market. CHICAGO. 111., Jan. 22 —Wheat. 87 % @8~Hc; corn, 45%@45%c; oats, 32%@ 32% c. VENGEANCE OF A MINER He Shot Four People at Boise in a Jealous Rage THREE FATALLY WOUNDED His Sweetheart, OUie Powell, is Slightly Wounded—The Murderer Is Dead. BOISE, Ida., aJn. 22. —Henry Neue baumer, a wealthy returned Alaska miner, shot OUie Powell, his sweet heart, who rejected him. Lafayette Gray, his successful rival, and the mother and sister of Gray, in front of the Gray residence at 9 o'clock this morning and immediately afterwards blew out his own brains. Neuebaumer supplied money and clothes and edu cated the Powell girl. He made a rich strike at Dawson and was to have been married in November. The night before the wedding ne ran away with Gray, the pair coming to Boise. Neue baumer followed and a tragedy was prevented then by the police. He re turned to Alaska, but - came back to Boise last Wednesday. All the victims of the tragedy will die except Ollie Powell, who is wounded in the left arm. NORTHERN PACIFIC A MONEY MAKER TWENTY-EIGHT PER CENT OF EARNINGS CAME FROM STATE OF WASHINGTON. According to the report of the Northern Pacific filed with the state railroad commission 28 per cent of the gross earnings from the operation of the road was earned in the state of Washington. The gross earnings from operation of the entire system were $5'0,771,'070.95 and in Washington $14,132,304.62. The total mileage of the system, including leased lines, is 5,675.26, of which 1,- 535.14 miles are in the state of Wash ington. The average receipts per mile from each passenger and the average re ceipts per mile from each ton of freight in the state of Washington are slight ly in excess of the average in these particulars for the entire system aa follows: Average receipts per mile per pas senger: Washington, $.02326; entire system, $.02231. Average freight re ceipts per mile per ton in the state, 8.78 mills; entire system, 8.32 mills. Vote for Water Bonds! One of the most urgent needs of the city of Walla Walla is an adequate supply of good, pure and wholesome water for domestic and fire purposes. For years each summer there has been a scarcity of water and the department has been put to endless annoyance and trouble in supplying the wants of the people. An opportunity is now presented to settle the serious problem and every registered voter in Walla Walla should not forget to go to the polls on January 30 and cast his vote in favor of the bonding proposition. Not only should all vote for the proposition, but each one should insist on his neighbor being there. Water is needed and Walla Walla MUST have it. ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 1906. ED SUNDAY CELEBRATED Socialists Throughout the World Hold Memorial Meetings VIOLENCE IS PREVENTED Anniversary of the Bloody Mas sacre of Thousands of Workingmen ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 22.—The various nihilistic and socialistic groups all over the country celebrated the an niversary of "Bloody. Sunday" today in a rather quiet manner. Several at tempts were made in the provinces to commemorate the day in an open way by demonstrations, but in every case the police authorities interfered and hostile demonstrations were suppress ed. Many arrests were made. BUSSELS, Jan. 22—The socialists of this city celebrated the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" by meetings in which imflammatory speeches were made. Funds for the Russian revolutionary propaganda were collected at all the meetings. BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 22.—Under the auspices of the socialists of this city a meeting will be held at Faneuil hall this evening, to commemorate "Bloody Sunday," protest against the slaughter of the Jews in Russia and for the pur pose of collecting funds for the revolu. tionists in Russia. Many fugitive Rus sians will attend the meeting and some good speakers have been engaged for the occasion. TORONTO, Ont., Jan. 22.—The soc ialists of this city will hold a meeting here tonight to commemorate the an niversary of "Bloody Sunday" and to collect funds for the socialistic strikers in Russia. CINCINNATI, 0., Jan. 23.—The soc ialists of this city and vicinity will commemorate the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," which was the be ginning of the Russian revolution, by holding a mass meeting this evening. Several prominent socialists will ad dress the meeting and it is expected a handsome sum will be realized which will be sent to the revolutionary com mittee in Russia. NEW YORK, Jan. 22.—Nearly 200 labor unions of this city took part in the parade today, which was held to commemorate "Bloody Sunday." In the evening a big meeting will be held for the purpose of raising funds for the Russian revolutionists, fighting for their liberty. In Brussels. At Boston. In Toronto. In Cincinnati. BIG STORM IN THE EAST Snow and Sleet Impede Traffic and Paralyze Communication BELOW ZERO IN MINNESOTA Blizzard Is Raging in Nebraska —All Trains are Many Hours Late CHICAGO, 111.. Jan. 22.—The city is practically isolated by a sleet storm. Telephone and telegraph wires are down. Communication with east and south is broken entirely and with the west it is nearly as bad. Transporta tion is demoralized. Elevated trains were entirely stopped in the early hours and the surface lines were hardly adequate to handle the throngs seeking to reach the busi ness districts. There were a number of accidents. A crowded suburban train on the Chicago and Western In diana was hit by a switch engine and many persons were injured. Blizzard in Nebraska. LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 22.—1t is 16 degrees below zero in this state and growing colder. There is a gale from the north. Heavy Fog on Atlantic Coast. NEW YORK, N. Y., Jan. 22.—This city and the entire east is enveloped in a fog. Collisions of elevated trains and ferry boats were frequent, but no one was hurt. Trains Blockaded in Minnesota. ST. PAUL, Jan. 22. —Trains are from one to twenty-four hours late east and west. It is 9 degrees below zero and growing colder. Business is de moralized. LEWISTON TO GET MILWAUKEE BIG RAILROAD COMPANY FILED ARTICLES OF INCORPORA TION IN IDAHO. LEWISTON, Jan. 22.—Saturday af ternoon articles of incorporation of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul com pany of Idaho were filed for record at the county auditor's office by Attorney L. N. Smith, of this city, who is the counsel for the company in this state and a director of the company. The articles cite that Lewiston is the prin cipal place of the business of the com pany in the state. The capital of the company is $2,- GARFIELD ROASTED BY PACKERS' COUNSEL CHARGED WITH VIOLATING PLEDGES General Gowen, Who Went lo School to Elder Garfield, Arraigns Son tor Inducing Packers to Give Him . Evidence ot a Combine CHICAGO, 111., Jan. 22.—"God forbid that the son of our martyred president should be here to prosecute citizens of the United States in the manner of this prosecution," fervently exclaimed General John C. Cowen. counsel for the Cudahy Pat-kin" company in the federal court during the trial of the beef cases, this morning. Pointing his finger at James A. Garfield, Jr., he con. tinued in the same vein, eulogizing the commissioner's father, shaming the son and arraigning the government for compelling men to testify and then seeking to make criminals of them by depriving them of their constitutional rights. General Cowen said he first 000,000, divided into 20,000 shirrs of the par value of $100 each, of which 1,500 shares are subscribed by the in corporators. The incorporators are designated in the articles to be I. N. Smith, of Lewislon; H. R. Williams and A. H. Barkley, of Seattle. These gentlemen are also named as directors until their successors are elected. The officers named are as follows: H. R. Williams, president; E. W. Cook, secretary, and A. H. Barkley, treas urer. Lewiston Gets Milwaukee. The route designated in the articles to be followed by the Milwaukee in crossing Idaho to reach the lower Snake river corroborates the informa tion sent out from New York in the press dispatches about two weeks ago. which information said the line would follow the Montana line down the Clearwater to Lewiston and thence crossing to the south bank of the Snake river proceed to Wallula. Injured in Explosion. CEDAR FALLS, la., Jan. 22.—Chris Madsen, employed on the Pfleffer farm, was injured Saturday in an explosion of dynamite he was preparing for blasting. He lost one eye and his con dition is critical. He came from Den mark a few months ago. SHUGAL WAS RUN OUT BT POLICE OLD MAN WHO WAS FOUND IN SNOW BANK HAD TER- RIBLE EXPERIENCE. Dan Shugal. the old man found wal lowing around in a snow bank on Dry creek Saturday morning and brought to town by John Cochran, is recovering somewhat from the effects of nis ex perience at St. Mary's hospital, where he was sent by the sheriu's office late Saturday evening. Shugal is some what frostbitten about the hands and feet, but the attending physicians do not believe that any serious results will occur. It develops that Shugal was sent to Walla Walla by some Pasco sports as a joke on a friend. Shugal stayed around town a couple of days and as he did not appear to have any means of sain, ing a livlihood he was rounded up by the police and placed in cold storage at the city jail for a few days. Friday he was given orders to leave town and to see that they were obeyed it is said (Continued on Eighth Page.) You Get Today's News Today in The Statesman. learned the doctrine of compulsion from Garfield's father, to whom he went to school as n boy. He learned then that when a command is given and backed by competent authority it must be obeyed. He said that Com missioner Garfield was armed with such authority when he sent an agent to Cudahy with the command for them to lay their business secrets bare, promising immunity. Cowen declared the government had no right to indict the defendants upon evidence thus se cured. He said the packers' pleas would operate as an injunction against the government. Former Judge Haines, one of the packers' counsel, character ized young Garfield as a trickster. RESPITE FOR "KID" WHITE Governor Mead Postpones His Ex ecution Until March Second NOTIFIED WARDEN KEES AT NOON TODAY Attorneys Will Now Make Effort to Get the Sentence Commuted to Imprisonment for Life. "Kid" White, who was under sen tence to be hanged at the state peni tentiary next Friday morning for the murder of John Murphy, an old man, in a Seattle saloon, was granted a respite until March 2 by Governor Mead this morning. Warden Kees re ceived a telegram from the governor at noon today stating that he had postponed the day of execution until that time. In the meantime White's attorneys and influential friends will make every effort to induce Governor Mead to commute the death sentence to imprisonment for life. The murder of Murphy was a cold blooded affair and occurred while White and John Hildebrand, now serv ing a life sentence in the penitentiary for the part he took in the affair, were attempting to hold up a Seattle sa loon. Hildebrand is one of the most notorious desperadoes in the northwest and that he should escape with a life sentence while White was sentenced to hang, the young murderer's friends contend, is tribesty on Justice. They claim that White was led into crime by Hildebrand and at the latter's sug gestion confessed to Murphy's murder in order to save Hildebrand. While confined in the Seattle jail awaiting transportation to the penitentiary Hil debrand made a desperate attempt to dynamite his way to liberty. He was overpowered by the Jailor, assisted by several prisoners, and disarmed of a revolver that he had obtained in some mysterious manner. Enjoined From Wooing. PARKERSBURG, W. Va., Jan. 22.— Judge H. H. Moss has issued an in junction prohibiting a man from woo ing a woman. The woman is the man's wife, and he has been trying to win her back after an estrangement. NUMBER 211.