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Get Quick Rerwfts. VOLUME XXXII. HENRY ROGERS MAY CONSENT TO TALK oriuii corse IIISMS Philippine Commission Favors Government Monopoly GRADUALLY ABOLISH DRUG Teach Its Evil Effects to School Children—Try to Cure Dope Fiends WASHINGTON, D. C., March 12.— Th' committee appointed by the Philip pine commission to the opium traffic recommends that the trade should become a government monopoly. Secretary Taft sent the committee's recommendations to con- gress today. FIERCEST STORM OF WINTER Temperature of 17 Degrees Re corded at Weather Office Today GENERAL ALL OVER INLAND EMPIRE DAMAGE SO FAR IS CONFINED PRINCIPALLY TO EARLY GARDEN TRUCK. WEATHER FORECAST. Snow tonight; not so cold Tuesday; more snow—U. S. Weather Bureau prediction. Walla Walla and southeastern Wash ington were visited today by one of the worst storms of the winter. Reports from many points of the Inland Empire indicate that the heavy snowstorm that prevailed in Walla Walla all forenoon was quite general all over the south eastern part of the state and eastern Oregon. At Dayton and Waitsbzurg there was a heavy fall of snow this morning and the temperature hovered around the 25 degree mark. Reports from Eureka Flat and the Touchet country told of heavy snows and a low temperature, accompanied by high winds that drifted the snow badly in exposed places. Seventeen at Walla Walla. At 5 o'clock this morning a tempera ture of 17 degrees was recorded at the Walla Walla weather office, marking the lowest temperature of the winter by one degree and the coldest weather in March since March 12, 1897, when temperature of 16 degrees was re corded. The lowest temperature re corded during March since 1880 was two degrees above zero on March 3, 1891. The next lowest was seven le grees on the second of the month 1896. The lowest temperature re corded this winter up to yesterday was 18 degrees on November 28. Little Damage So Far. 17. H. Berney, a member of the "VVai la Walla Produce company, stated this morning that he did not believe that the fruit interests of the valley bad been seriously injured by this morn ing's cold snap, although if zero weath er should happen to prevail early peaches and other early fruits might The Evening statesman be injured to some extent. The prin cipal damage so far sustained is by gardeners around Walla Walla, who will probably suffer tlfe loss of early spinach and onions. A telephone message to The States man from the McMinn place, which is in the heart of the Milton fruit dis trict, stated that so far fruit trees were safe. A temperature of 25 degrees was recorded in several sections of the Milton district, which is hardly low enough to damage trees to any great extent. Had the cold snap occurred two weeks later Mr. McMinn said that untold damage would have been done to the fruit interests of the valley. Hard on Sheep and Cattle Men. Sheep and cattle men who are win tering in the Walla Walla river and Hudson bay districts will suffer the greatest loss as a result of today's storm, as they will be compelled to commence feeding stock again. It is estimated that there are 5,000 head of cattle and 30,000 head of sheep in the Hudson bay and Walla Walla districts that will require extra feeding. The:e is no scarcity of forage in those dis tricts and the loss of livestock will be nominal, unless a prolonged period of zero weather should prevail. Wheat Is Safe. "Such weather as this will have no bad effect on growing wheat," Lum Hale, a big Eureka Flat rancher, said this morning. ''Wheat all over the fiat is rooted so well that it would take a temperature below zero to dam age it any. Today'se snowstorm Is just what Eureka Flat wheat needs badly and is better than a rainstorm." George Drumheller, one of the big gest farmers in the valley, also ad vanced the opinion that there is no danger of wheat freezing out as a re sult of the law temperature that pre vailed today. His '-Fatal Potion." SHAMOKIN, Pa., March 12.—After quarreling' with his wife yesterday Al bert De Long, Jr., picked up a bottle he thought contained poison and drank it to commit suicide. The bottle did not contain poison, but liquid mucilage, which drew his jaws together so tight ly doctors had a hard time to save him from smothering to death. When his wife discovered what was wrong with him and that he would not die she laughed heartily over his predica ment. This added to the man's anger. He was unable to reply, as his tongue clung tenaciously to the roof of his mouth. The couple later became reconciled. ENDOFMILL GREEK RAILROAD President Grosscup Petitions to Have it Disincorporated STOCKHOLOEHS SO VOTED IT TACQMA ROAD WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE NARROW GAUGE NOW OWNED BY THE N. P. Application to dissolve and disincor porate the Mill Creek railroad, pur chased by the Northern Pacific railway last year, was made in the superior court this morning by B. S. Grosscup, president of the road. The application was accompanied by a certificate sign ed by President Grosscup and the sec retary, showing that at a meeting of the stockholders held at Tacoma on December 12, 1905, two-thirds of the stockholders voted to disincorporate. On this showing Judge Brents set May 10, 1906, as the date for hearing the application. Old Narrow Gauge Road. The Mill Creek road is what is known as the narrow gauge and was acquired from the O. R. & N. by the Northern Pacific last year. The nar row gauge originally run between Wal la Walla and Dixie with a branch line THE EVENING STATESMAN,WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1906. K BOW TO COURTS' DEUM m COMMISSIONER COCKKLL INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION BEGIN HEARING Question of Rates and Rebates and Relations ot Standard Oil Company to the Railroads is Being Investigated at Kansas City, Missouri-Rogers and Other Magnates Will be Called Upon to Tell What They Know KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 12.— The interstate commerce commission begins its investigation here today in to the charges of the Kansas Oil Pro ducers' association against a number of railroad companies, alleging dis criminations on the part of these com mon carriers unfavorable to the inde pendent oil producers and refiners of petroleum in Kansas and Indian ter ritory. When the session was opened today the following common carriers were represented by attorneys: The Atchi son, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway com pany, the Missouri Pacific Railway company, the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway company, the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway com pany, the Union Pacific Railroad com- to Dudley, now named Tracy station. The road between Dixie and Walla Walla was torn up and the branch to Tracy station standardized. The road is now operated as a part of the sys tem of the W. & C. R. Man BurneJ to Death. WINONA, Minn., March 12. —Emil E. Fugila, a young business man of Ar cadia, Wis., was burned to death to day. He was going into the cellar with a lighted lamp, which suddenly exploded and burning oil fell on his clothes. He ran into the snow, then to the barn, where he fell unconscious. The barn caught fire, and, despite the flames, the young man's mother drag ged him outside, but he was then be yond human aid. He died a few min utes later. The mother was badly burned in rescuing the unconscious boy. Fugila was a member of the Fugila Brothers Fertilizing company. He leaves a wife and two children. BETROTHAL ANNOUNCED. Spanish Parlir.ment Will Allow Queen $50,000 a Year. MADRID, March 12— Premier Moret today officially communicated to the cabinet the king's betrothal to Princess Ena. She will be officially known as Victoria Eugenia. Parliament has been notified and $50,000 annually will be appropriated for the future queen. June 2 is fixed as the date for the wedding. A. S. DICKINSON IS REAPPOINTED Named by President Roosevelt as Post- master at Waitsburg—Other Appointments. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 12.— President Roosevelt today reappointed Albert S. Dickinson to be postmaster at Waitsburg, Wash. Other names of postmasters sent to the senate were: Frank J. Payne, Sut ter Bree, Cal.; W. E. Kitterall, Burke, Ida.; George N. Lamphere, Palouse, Wash., and W. H. Hull, Wenatchee, Wash. ESTABLISHED 1861 pany, the Kansas City Southern Rail way company, the St. Louis South western Railway company and several minor lines. The Charges. The charges upon which the investi gation will be based are as follows: "That the ratees charged by railroad common carriers on petroleum and its products from producing sections 'n the state of Kansas and Indian terri tory to destinations in Missouri, lowa, Nebaska, Illinois, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Indian territory and other interstate destinations are unreason able, unjust and unduly prejudicial. "That producers and shippers cf petroleum in the state of Kansas other than the Standard Oil company and the Prairie Oil & Gas company and those controlled by or affiliated with AHORNEYS WERE NOT READY Injunction Suit Against City to ,be Hoard on March 15 POSTPONEMENT AGREED TO TODAY ATTORNEYS FOR R. H. JOHNSON DID NOT HAVE AFFIDAVITS IN READINESS. The injunction suit brought by R. H. Johnson against the city of Walla Walla, set for hearing in the superior court this morning, was continued un til 10 a. m. March 15. The hearing was postponed by Judge Brents on the attorneys for both sides signing a stipu lation agreeing to the postponement. Owing to a death in the family, the law firm of Garrecht & Dunphy, at torneys for Mr. Johnson, were unable to prepare the necessary affidavits in the case and requested of City Attor ney Blandford, representing the city, that the hearing be postponed, which was agreed. Somewhat of a Disappointment. The postponement of the hearing was somewhat disappointing to the city officials, who are anxious to have the case settled one way or the other as quickly as possible In order to de termine whether or not the contem plated paving improvements are to be carried out a s originally planned. HAS TWO WIVES. Yakima Girl Accuses Seattle Man of Deceiving Her. SEATTLE, Wash., March 12. —Bert S. Frye, a well dressed young man, was arrested yesterday afternoon charged with obtaining money under false pretenses from Mrs. Bert S. Frye No. 2, or, as she prefers to be called now, Miss Addie Street. Mrs. Bert S. Frye No. 1 conducts a lodging said companies or either of them are by reason of said unjust, unreasonable and unduly prejudicial rates practically confined in the marketing- of such traf fic to the state of Kansas. Unjust Discrimination. ''That the said carriers also wrong fully and unjustly discriminate against complainant's members and other pro ducers and shippers of oil from points in the state of Kansas and Indian ter ritory, to interstate destinations, in favor of said Prairie Oil &Gas com pany and the Standard Oil company and persons or companies controlled by said companies or affiliated therewith in the provision of tank cars, box cars, storage facilities at various points o-f destination, and in the return of tank cars and empty barrels to points of production." house at 1629*4 Fourth avenue, and it was near there that Frye was arrested. Mrs. Frye No. 2 is stopping at a hotel. The charge against Frye is made in an information filed in the superior court on the statement of Stacey Shown, a jeweler and pawnbroker, and of Miss Street, who arrived in Seattle Thursday from California. The information sets up that Frye, posing as the husband of Miss Street, and while in possession of an order from her obtained $50 on diamonds that she left in the possession, of Shown. Frye is alleged to have produced his marriage certificate, showing that he was married to Miss Street. Frye has been married for a number of years to Mrs. Frye No. 1, but left her last fall, when he went to Cali fornia with Miss Street, who came here from Yakima. Miss Street says she believed Frye to be unmarried and married him in San Francisco. He may be also prosecuted for bigamy. ASSASSIN IS SENTENCED. He Will Be Executed on June Thirteenth. ATHENA, March 12— Gherakaris, the gambler who on June 13 killed for mer Premier Delvannisat, was sen tenced to death today. He addressed the jury asking them to inflict the ex treme penalty, as he wished to expiate his crime. His accomplice, Mitsa, was sentenced to prison for eight years. U. S. DEPUTY MARSHALS KILLED Were Ambushed by Full-Blooded Cherokee Outlaws in Indian Territory. VINITA, I. T., March 12.—Three of ficers and six horses were killed last night when a posse of United States deputy marshals was ambushed by the Wyckliff gang of outlaws on Saline creek. Three deputies escaped. The dead deputies are John Longstrap, Otis Little and Dick Territ. The Wickliffes, three full-blooded Cherokee Indians, have been hunted in the hills over a year for the murder of Deputy J. H. Vior. It is reported that other Chero kees are joining the desperadoes and a posse of a hundred men is being or ganized to capture the outlaws. Another Woe Aired. NEW YORK, N, Y., March 12. —To the list including Corey, Phipps, Leeds, Reed and others of the Pittsburg group of capitalists who came to this city to spend and add to the fortunes amassed in steel, iron and tin, and whose mari tal woes were aired in court here, must be added James S. McQua vice president of the National Powder com pany, who is heavily interested in the Pressed Steel Car Wheel company and the Douglas-McQuade company, which controls the automatic switches now in use on surface railroads. He Is preparing to fight bitterly in court his wife's suit for separation and alimony. McQuade married Miss Sara Side botham, of Philadelphia, in 1890. Tn an interview Mr. McQuade said he had spent two fortunes already upon his wife and that in seven years It cost them $700,000 to live. Attempt to Kidnap a Woman. LARIMORE, N. D., March 12.—An attempt at kidnapping took place here last night, when two men entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. Cornforth and took Mrs. Cornforth out of the house after quite a struggle. Her son inter fered and was struck by one of the men. The woman's dress was torn and she was taken a block away, when she broke loose and ran into a neighbor's house for protection. One of the men followed her into the house, but the woman grabbed a butcher knife to defend herself, when he pulled a re volver. The chief of police was sent for, but so far no arrests have been made. The supposition is thait the two men, who were strangers, had been sent for to do the kidnapping by people who had a grudge against the woman. Storm Does Much Damage. VIRGINIA, Nev., March 12. —A storm last night destroyed five buildings. Trie damage will reach $10,000. Chinatown suffered the most. Many houses were blown from their foundations, but no one was injured. J. P. Morgan Sees the Pope. ROME, March 12.— J. P. Morgan and a number of New Yorkers were grant ed an audience by the pope today. HABEAS CORPUS DENIED Moyer, Haywood aod Pettlbone Stay in Jail STATE SUPREME COURT DECIDES ARE ALLOWED TO CHOOSE BE- TWEEN PENITENIARY AND JAIL AT CALDWELL. BOISE, Ida.. March 12. —Judge Stew art, of the district court, heard argu ments on the petition for a writ of habeas c.orpus for Vincent St. John, president of the miners* union at Burke, this afternoon. It was taken under advisement. There is no indict ment against St. John in connection with the death of Steunenberg. The supreme court this morning in a written opinion denied a writ of habeas corpus for President Moyer, Secretary Haywood and George A. Pet tibone, of the Western Federation of Miners, remanding the prisoners, " the care of the sherifT of Canyon county and commanding him to strictly keep them either in the county jail or the penitentiary until tried by the district court. Option is left to the prisoners in which jail they will be confined. Attorneys for the federation gave (Continued on Page Four.) You Get Today's News Today in The Statesman. FATHER GOPON IS ARRESTED Labor Leaders Say it is Only a Trick TRYING TO FOOL PEOPLE Priest is Exonerated by the Min ister of Commerce—Charged With Duplicity ST. PETERSBURG, March 12.— Father Gopen was arrested today upon the eve of the inquiry which he de manded into the charges made against him by labor organizations that he was subsidized by the government. The minister of commerce exonerates Gopon, but his enemies declare that the priest has arranged his arrest to make people believe the government is persecuting him. Elections for the na tional assembly are being conducted. In Moscow about a third of the factory employes refuse to vote, declaring the elections a farce, the law favoring the rich against the poor. RULES AGAINST TRESPASS Reserves to lie Used Only by Those Who Pay MUST PUT UP CASH FOR GRAZING PERMITS TRESPASSERS WILL LOSE ALL FUTURE RIGHTS UPON THE FOREST RESERVES. Stringest will be the enforcement if the rules of the forestry department against trespassers on the reserves. This is pointed out plainly in a lettor writen by Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot. In the beginning of his letter th® chief forester points out the fact that permits for stock to graze in the for?st reserves will be issued to their full capacity, consistent with the other uses of the reserves. As a subsequence of this fact any infrustion of unpermitted stock on the reserves will not only damage the reserve interests by over grazing the range but will also inflict an injustice upon the permittees who are paying for the full forage capacity of the reserves. "Therefore," continued Mr. Pichot in his letter, "persons who allow their stock to drift and graze on the forest reserves without a permit, whether they do so intentionally or otherwise, will be regarded as trespassers and will lose all right to be permitted priv ileges of any kind upon the forest re serves." The forest officers are instructed to refuse fo consider the applications of such persons for special privileges: also the officers are instructed to In form them that even upon reinstate ment in the future they will have lost any preference in grazing permits to which they might otherwise have bean entitled through priority in occupation of the range. The letter mentions further that any person Intentionally driving unpermit ted stock on the reserves is liable to» prosecution for trespass and suit for damages. NUMBER 253.