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Get Qui^i'^ VOLUME XXXII. NORTH COAST LIMITED JUMPS TRACK IN DITCH NEAR PROSSER WAS EAST-BOUND TRAIN FOUR GARS THROWN FROM TRACK Railroad Officials State That No One Was Seriously Injured, But Details are Meager-Track Will Be Clear in Time For the Trains Tonight. Special to The Evening Statesman: PROSSER. Wash., Fob. 7.—The North Coast Limited, eastbound, was wrecked near here early this morning. Four ears went into the ditch and were badly demolished. Several persons are reported to be injured, two seriously. A wrecking train with physicians has gone to the scene. The train was running at regular rate of speed, about SO miles an hour, when the locomotive struck a broken rail and before the train could be brought to a stop the first four cars were derailed nad rolled down a high embankment into a ditch. The track was torn up for several "hundred yards and all traffic is tied up for the present. JAIL BIDS OPENED TODAY Commissioners Wrestling With the Figures Submitted. MANY COMPETING FIRMS SHOW] UP According to Figures New Jail Can Be Built for Sum Decided Upon r.s a Limit. Representatives of jail constructing companies, builders and steam heating men (locked down to the hall of records this morning to be present when bids for the erection and equh>ri'-:.t of Walla Walla county's new proposed jail were opened by the county com missioners. Owing to the number of bids submitted it will probably be a day or so yet before the board will be able to intelligently award the con tracts. Separate bids were received for the cell work, steam heating plant and the construction of the building proper. Competition is especially strong among the jail constructing companies, no less than eight different companies having in bids. Several of the better known companies had representatives on the ground and this afternoon w-as devoted to give them an opportuni ty explain the merits of their goods. The Glass & Prudhomme company, representing the Pauly Jail had working models on exhibition. The Pauly people claim superiority in locking devices and general construc tion work and submitted bids on six different propositions. Among locul bidders were the Drumheller company with two bids and Samuel Loney, rep resenting a Puget Sound firm. Bids submitted and opened by the commissioners were as follows: Construction of Building. Nick Weirt, according to plans and specifications, $20,895. Walla Walla Brick & Stone com pany. Proposition No. 1, cement brick backing instead of Denny Clay com pany brick, $19,840; proposition No. 2, concrete blocks outside, $19,400; pro The evening Statesman Porter and Cook Injured. SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 7.—Four cars on the eastbound North Coast Limited jumped the track at Byron near Prosser station this morning. A porter and cook were seriously injured. Report Confirmed Here. The report of the wreck was con firmed at the offices of the Washing ton & Columbia River Railway com pany today at noon. General Passen ger Agent Calderhead received a brief dispatch from Prosser stating that the train had been wrecked, but no one was seriously injured. A special train was sent out over the W. & C. R. this afternoon to meet the delayed train, which was expected to reach Pasco late this evening. position No. 3, 4%-inch veneer blocks instead of pressed brick, $20,000. Thomas Mickleson, $20,838. Steel Cells and Iron Work. Pauly Jail company, represented by Glass & Prudhomme, of Portland, pro position No. 1, $9,619; proposition No. 2, $10,208; proposition No. 3, $11,- 418.50; proposition No. 4, $12,400.50; proposition No. 5, $10,695; proposition No. 6, $11,617. Champion Iron Works. Canton, 0.. $8,350; Meiker & Bros., St. Louis, $9,- 823; Drumheller company, proposition No. 1, $12,489; proposition No. 2, $12,- 489; Diebold Safe & Lock company, Portland, $11,723; T. P. Crowe & Co., Seattle, $8,200; Bushong & Co., Port land, $11,124; Irwin Hodson company, Portland, $11,390. Steam Heating Plant. Adams & Moffat, Portland, $1,152; Walla Walla Plumbing ft Heating company, $1,575; G. H. Sutherland Co., $1,287; Robert E. Lynch, $1,360; W. S. Spinning, $1,225. PREACHER GOES WRONG. Charged With Misuse of the United States Mails. CHICAGO, Feb. 7.—Charged with the misue of the mail, Rev. Justin Goodone Wade, pastor of the First Congregational church of Waukegan, 111., was arrested by postoffice inspec tors today and taken to Chicago. An drew Keno, a boy living at Blooming ton, Illonois, on whom letters written by the clergyman were found and who is also held by the police, will appear against the preacher. PAT CROWE ON TRIAL. Is Accused of Rcbbing Cudahy of the Sum of $25,000. OMAHA. Nob.. Feb. 7.—The trial f Pat Crowe accused of robbing Edward Cudahy of $25,000 and kidnapping his son began today. Will Need United States Horses. VICTORIA. B. C, Feb. 7.—Captain Labatt of the United States army who returned this morning from Japan, where he was inspecting cavalry horses as a member of the board of foreign officers retained by the Japanese gov ernment, says that Australian mounts are proving unsatisfactory and the supply is likely to be drawn from the United States and Canada henceforth. WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1905. SHOT BROTHER ACCIDENTALLY Boys Play With Pistol That Was Loaded. EUGENE GRIGGS WOUNDED Bullet Crashed Through Nose and Lodged in Neck This Morning. Corbett Griggs, aged 15, a son of W. H. Griggs, residing at 1105 West Alder street, accidentally shot and seriously wounded his 12-year-oid brother, Eugene, while fooling with a 32-calibre revolver at 10 o'clock this morning. The bullet struck young Griggs fairly on the end of the nose and penetrated the muscles of the throat, where it still remains. Dr. C. P. Gammon, who was called post haste to the Griggs home, made an examina tion of the wound, but owing to the frenzied condition of the wounded boy decided not to probe for the bullet ntill later. The wound bled freely, but the boy was able to give vent to lusty yells at intervals and fiercely kicked about when the physic'an attempted to at tend to his injuries. The brother responsible for the ac cident was greatly excited over the affair and imagined he was fated to a term in the penitentiary. "I was in the barn at the time of the accident and was attempting to snap the re volver when it exploded," young Griggs sobbingly explained. "The gun would not work half the time, but all of a sudden it went off and the bull >t struck Eugene. He was standing In the barn door and fell over when he was struck." Threw Gun Away. After the accident young Griggs went out into the yard and threw his revolver away. Later he went and dug it up to show a representative of The Evening Statesman. The revolver is a double action weapon and was evi dently out of order, as it refused to work when the trigger was pulled. One cartridge that had been snapped several times was still in the cylinder. PASTOR IS SAVED FROM ANGRY MOB EVANGELIST ATTACKS AN IOWA TOWN ADMINISTRATION AND HAS EXCITING TIME. WAVERLY, lowa, February 7. —An attempt to mob Rev. F. E. Olliver, a Chicago evangelist, yesterday, for at tacks on the city's morals and authori ties, was averted by the action of the regular minis'ers of the city. In his sermons Md. Oliver made an attack on the city administration. Soon after, a mob of 200 persons pro ceeded to the church where Mr. Oliver was still speaking. The local mini sters hurried Oliver out of the church and then wired to Governor Cummins for protection, but Sheriff Parrott suc ceeded in holding the crowd at bay. Lid On at Nome. ROME, Feb. 7. —The second indict ment against Bounds on the charge of intent to kill was dismissed. United States Marshal Rands says the gambl ing houses in town are all closed. The gold output of Seward peninsula for 1905 is estimated at six million dollars. ESTABLISHED 1861 HER INJURIES PROVE FATAL Mrs. Nellie Riley Passed Away in Portland This Morning. WALLA WALLAN ESCAPES Well Known Man of This City Was Killed in the Train Wreck. Mrs. Nellie Riley, of "Walla Walla, who was injured in the O. R. & N. wreck at Bridal Veil yesterday, died at a hospital in Portland this morning at 5 o'clock. A telegram received by Colonel H. P. Bowers from Thomas Scally announced the fact this morn ing. Mrs. Frank Ennis and John Scally, daughter and son of the de ceased, left on last night's train for Portland, but Mrs. Riley passed away before they reached that city. The remains will be brought to Walla Wal la for interment, leaving Portland on tonight's train. In the accident Mrs. Riley was badly bruised about the head and body m addition to her left arm being badly shattered near the wrist, which neces sitated the amputation of the hand. Owing to her advanced age she was unable to stand the shock, and after lingering until this morning she passed away. Frank Scally, who accompanied his mother to Portland, was on the plat form of the depot at Bridal Veil at the time of the accident. In relating the incident of the accident Mr. Scally said to a Portland newspaper: "I was standing beside the train and looked back in time to see the collision. I saw my mother thrown bodily from the car and a man's body thrown on the opposite side. I rushed up to my mother, and she was yet conscious. It was terrible. The car was practically split from one end to the other." WALLA WALLA PIONEER KILLED John Frost, Employed for Years by Water Company. One of the men killed in the wreck and who could not be identified late yesterday afternoon, proved to be John Frost, a pioneer resident of Walla Walla. Mr. Frost left Walla Walla Monday night for Scio, Or., to reside with his brother. Mr. Frost for many years was employed by the old water company and was a familiar person about Walla Walla. After the city purchased the water system Mr. Frost entered the employ of F. M. Bowman, the plumber. Last fall Frost suffered a stroke of paralysis and was taken care of by L. L. Hunt at the poor farm. WOULD NOT TAKE A BERTH. Henry Gainey, Walla Walla Farmer, Escaped Death in Wreck. Refusing to take a berth in the Pull man sleeper proved a fortunate oc currence for Henry Gainey, the well known Walla Walla county farmer. Mr. Gainey, in response to a tele gram announcing the serious illness of his son. Henry Gainey, Jr., at Los Angeles, left Walla Walla Monday night for that city. When he went to the depot to board the train he was accompanied by his daughter, Miss Agnes Gainey. who urged her father to take a berth in the Pullman car. He refused to do so and entered the day coach. At Wallula, however, he went into the tourist sleeper, and thus nar rowly escaped being either killed or injured. When the news of the acci dent reached Walla Walla Miss Gainey (Continued on Page Eight.) R. H. THOMSON WAS CHOSEN Seattle Engineer Will Superintend Water Works Construction. WAS UNANIMOUS CHOICE Bid of Pacific Coast Pipe Com pany to Furnish Material Is Accepted. As predicted exclusively by The Evening Statesman, the city council last night decided to employ R. H. Thomson, city engineer of Seattle, to have charge of the construction of Walla Walla's proposed new gravity water system. The selection of Thom son was in compliance with the recom mendations of the advisory committee from the Walla Walla Commercial club. Contrary to all expectations, every member of the council voted for the selection of Thomson, Glasford and Kirkman, who had opposed the Seattle engineer, falling into line. As soon as the council convened Harry H. Turner, chairman of the advisory committee, read the report of the committee, and on the motion of Councilman Glasford it was adopted. In making the motion to adopt, Glas ford announced that he had strongly favored Engineer Weile, but as a ma jority of the councilmen were in favor of Thomson he would stand with them. Kirkman also said that he did not at first favor Thomson, but in view of che fact that the Seattle man was the choice of the other members he would not now object and promised his un divided support to carry out the work of securing the new system. Report of Advisory Committee. The report of the Commercial club advisory committee was as follows: Walla Walla, Wash., Feb. 6, 1906. To the Mayor and City Council ofj Walla Walla: ! Gentlemen: —We beg to report as follows, vix: Engineer. We have consulted with as many engineers as we could reach in the (Continued on Page Five.) JUDGING OF BIRDS HAS BEGUN JUDGE McCLAVE HAS ARDUOUS TASK MARKING CHICKENS AT POULTRY SHOW. Judge Charles McClave of New Lon don, Ohio, arrived in Walla Walla this morning is now busily engaged in marking the chickens at the poultry show. He is covering the large num ber of pens very rapidly and will probably conclude his labors some time tomorrow. He expressed himself this morning as highly pleased with the exhibit which he said was one of the best that he had seen this year. The scoring of 'he 1 irds in many instances are very close i'liti from present ap pearance there will be many ties to be decided by the iudge. Two More Middies Dismissed. AXXAPOLIS,' Md., Feb. 7.—Midship man Desaussure. of South Carolina and Melvin of Illinois, have been dis missed from the academy for hazing. Morroco Situation. BERLIN, Feb. 7.—The papers pub lish this evening the declaration that Henry White, American representative at Algeciras, has done more to smooth over the difficulties between Germany and France than any other member of SENATOR SMOBT'S CASE MORE EVINCE TAKEN WOLF SAYS POLYGAMY COMMON Tells of the Endowment Oath in Which the Candidate Swears Vengeance on the Nation tor the Martyrdom ot Joseph Smith the Prophet. WASHINGTON", D. C. Feb. 7—The fenot' commi;te€ on privileges and elections today again took up the Smoot case. Smoot was present, ac companied by a number of Mormons inclining Apt-stle J' seff Smith. A. S. Wort ni:i,;ic.n appeared for Senator Smoot and John G. Garfield represented the prosecution. There was a big attendance, chiefly of wom 'ii. Walter Wolfe, formerly professor of i Yo-.mg college, at Provo, Utah, With a witness for the prosecu tion today. Wolfe told of the plural marriage of Professor Benjamin Cluff to Florence Reynolds. Wolfe said that he had taken endowment oaths 12 times, each time taking an oath to pray ceaselessly that God would avenge the blood of the prophet upon this nation. The witness said he be lieved that polygamous cohabitation had increased since Utah was admitted the conference. They declare the American deserves the gratitude of every nation desiring peace. SEAL POACHERS FINED. Alex McLean of the "Sea Lion" Con victed but Not Caught. SAX FRANCISCO. Cal., Feb. 7—E. Z. R. Desmidt, W. J. Woodside and W. J. Wood paid fines amounting to $1500 to the clerk of the United States district court today for conspiracy in fitting cut the schooned Carmencita for seal poaching. Captain Alex Mc- Lean of Jack London's "Sea Lion" was also convicted, but has not yet been captured. Fe.st Train Kills Two Men. SANDUSKY, 0., Feb. 7.—Charles Ash this morning saw the eighteen - hour Pennsylvania-Chicago-New York train a mile away and started to cross the track. He was hit and ground La pieces. A companion barely escaped. The train did not stop. The same train killed an unidentified man six miles aiK-a I of where it struck Ash. Killed by Dynamite Explosion. GRANTSVILLE, Utah., Feb. 7.—A messenger from the Western Pacific grading camp 35 miles west of here reports that the explosion of dynamite yesterday was the cause of two labor ers being killed and seven others in jured. Doctors and the coroner have left for the scene. M. Taigny In New York. NEW YORK. Feb. 7.—M. Taigny, the French diplomat who was refused ad mittance to Venezuela by President Castro, arrived here today. He is go ing to Washington to consult the French ambassador and will go home February 10. Army Officers Promoted. WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 7.—The president today nominated Fred Grant to be major general and Lieutenant Colonels Burkheimer. Palmer. Wood, Henry and Wood, to be brigadier gen erals. Polygamy Apostle Is De?.d. LOGAN, Utah, Feb. ".—Apostle Marriver Merrill of the Mormon church, died at Richmond. Utah, last ii'ght. He is credited with five wives and over fifty children. You Get Today's News Today in The Statesman. as a state. He said Smoot knew of these conditions. Wolfe said as a Mormon he coul<i not become a United States senator, because the oaths of office and the church conflicted and he would adhere to the church. Patterson hurled deflnance at his democratic colleagues in the senate to day. He charged them with attempted coercion and intimidation. He de clared he had been characterized as a "White House democratic bolter, who had sold his vote for patronage." H said that if the action of the demo cratic caucus were approved free thought and freedom of action would be dead. Bourke Cochran and Williams, of Mississippi, for the democrats and Mann and Hepburn for the republicans wound up the debate on the rate bill today. A vote will be taken tomorrow. ELECTRIC RAILWAY WRECK Fatal Collision Between Cars on Seattle Line. FOUR PERSONS WERE BADLY INJURED Two of Them Will Die—Accident Oc curred Through Mistake in Block Signals. SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 7— Fort Lawton and Ballard cars trf the Seattle Electric company collided at 8:30 th's morning during a thick fog on down grade near Interbay on a trestle over the sound. Several persons were fat ally and several seriously injured. Motorman Hurley had a leg cut off will probably die. The cars were a total week. The fatally injured are: W. H. Simmonson. John Heron, motorman. The seriously injured are: Conductor Hurley. Ethel Johnson. Twelve others were slightly hurt. The wreck occurred on a single track. The line operates by the block system. Evidently the motorman at each end of the block pulled lamp sig nals at the same time, showing the block clear to both. The cars met bo low the end of the switches at full speed. General Linevitch Dismissed. BERLIN', Feb. 7- It is reports again that General Linevitch has been killed on account of inability to re strain the mutinous soldiers in Man churia. Mrs. Tolla Reprieved Again. TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 7.—Mrs. Tol la, the Italian woman convicted of murder, Is reprieved again, this time to March 12. NUMBER 225.