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Get Vuiut llv trns. VOLUME XXXII. PUT NATIONAL BANKS OUT OF POLITICS BILL COMING BEFORE SENATE Tillman Tells o( Abuses of Practice. GIVES SOME INSTANCES Pitchfork Statesman Will Report on the Hepburn Rate Bill Next Thursday. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 13.— Tillman expects to present his report on the Hepburn bill next Thursday. It contains over 5,000 words. The dem ocrats are trying to arrange for a con ference on the matter. Speeches were made this afternoon on the general .subject of rate regulation. Senator Scott introduced an amend ment to the rate bill providing for interchange of cars on the various lines. Court review is provided. A favorable report has been author ized <>n a resolution appropriating $50,- '000 according to the president's recom mendations for the investigation of railroad combines and the alleged mo-' nopoly in coal oil. The senate committee on privileges and elections is to report a bill specific ally prohibiting political contributions by national banks and declaring that officers of banks so doing are guilty of felony. Tillman offered the committee the names of several banks in one city who are alleged to have contributed. He also declared that Rothschild and other Europeans interested in the main tenance of the gold standard in this country contributed to the republican campaign fund in 1896. NOT MUCH FOR THE MY Very Small Appropriation .Expected From Preseot Congress. DON'T LIKE BONAPARTE S ESTIMATES HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS STILL AT SEA OVER MATTER. % WASHINGTON, D. C., March 13.— T?ecause of an utter lack of "team work" between the navy department and congress the present session of congrt*'* promises to go by with little accomplished for the navy. The house committee on naval affairs is dissatis fied that Secretary Bonaparte should have sent in estimates for $120,000,000 in appropriations for the next fiscal year, when the state of the revenues does not permit of such an apportion ment for the sea power. The com mittee has already cut abuot $20,000,- OOOout of the total. Members say they dislike to do this, as it would have been better for the department to have used the knife before the °s- timates were snt to congress. Appropriation Small. When reported the naval bill will carry between $98,000,000 and $100,- 000,000. The members of the house anticipate additions of $3,000,000 to $4.- ■000,000 by the senate. The house elm mittee is still at sea regarding naval increase. The navy department has THE EVENING STATESMAN furnished nothing but division of opin ion as to whether the next battle ship should be 19,'000 tons or more, like the British Dreadnought, recent ly launched. Not only has the depart ment not yet advised the committee ol the type of the one battleship there is a chance of having authorized, but no final decision has been rc\ehed as to the specifications, nor have con tracts been made for the building of the Michigan and the South Carolina, authorized more than one year ago. Menials Profit by Mistake. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 13.— By mistake several days ago Represen tative Hughes, of West Virginia, fav orably reported to the house from the committee on accounts a resolution In creasing $60 to $70 a month the salaries of four colored cloak room men, whose duty it is to hang up coats and hats of members, shine' their shoes, etc. The resolution was agreed to at once. Just as the resolution was announced Mr. Hughes realized that he had been di rected by the committee to report the resolution with the recommendation that it should not pass. Today he moved to reconsider the action. But this motion was laid on the table by a vote of 96 to 41, thus affirming the increases. MAN WITH PINCH BAR BUSY Mysterious Individual Cracks Club Saloon ann .Gets $20.75. LIFTED OFF IRON SHUTTERS IN REAR SNOWY TRACKS IN REAR OF SALOON ONLY CLUE THE POLICE CAN OBTAIN. Instead of the holdup artist the police now have "the man with th-3 pinch bar" to contend with. That mys terious individual followed up his neat job of cracking Peter Werner's saloon a few r'ghts ago by prying off the iron shutters of a window in the rear of The Club saloon at 116 Main street some time af*°r 2 o'clock this morn ing and making iway with $20.75 in the cash register and a pocketful of cigars. Snowy Tracks Found. When the day bartender went on shift this morning he discovered the burglary and notified the police. Snow tracks in the rear of the building and an iron shutter lifted off its hinges game mute evidence of how the mys terious stranger gained entrance to the saloon. The cash register was left open and $20.75 that Nick Schneidisch, pro prietor of the saloon, left in the drawer when he closed the saloon about 1:45 o'clock this morning was missing. The burglar also helped himself to a pocket ful of a choice brand of cigars, showing that he has a discriminating taste. Mr. Schneidisch is not sure but that a bottle or so of his choice brand of whiskies is also missing. HARNESS KETTLE FALLS. Graves Proposes to Generate Electricity for Operation of Lines. SPOKANE, Wash., March 13.—Jay P. Graves has paid $77,'000 for the falls of the Columbia river at Kettle Falls Wash., 75 miles north of Spo kane. The river there can produce 100,000 horsepower of electricity at ex treme low water and the falls are credited with being the largest in the United States after Niagara and the Shoshone falls on the Snake river in southern Idaho. Mr. Graves is ex pected to install an immense electrical generating plant to supply his Inland Empire electric railway system, radi ating out of Spokane, and also to sup ply the mines and smelters in the Boundary district of British Columbia. THE EVENING STATESMAN,WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. TUESDAY, MARCH 13 1906. GEN. RIVERA A SCRAPPER Attacks Sagiano (or Criticis ing Spanish Generals. CRITIC IS KNOCKED DOWN General Weyler Gives Notice That He Will Take Defense Into Own Hands. MADRID, March 13.—A nephew of General Rivera, former commander of the Spanish troops in the Philippines, today attacked savagely Deputy Sogi ano for criticizing the acts of the Span ish generals in Cuba and the Philip pines. Sogiano was knocked down and lost two teeth. General Weyler, after the attack on Sogiano, said that '.ie would take his defense into his own hands. Linares and others threatened to resign if the government did not defend their honor. COLONEL MANN INDICTED. Charged With Perjury in Libel NEW YORK, N. Y., March 13.— Colonel Mann, editor of Town Topics, has been indicted on the charge of perjury. R. J. Collier, publisher of Collier's Weekly, was complainant. Turkish Troops Are Cannibals. LONDON, March 13.—A traveler re turning from Arabia says that Turkish troops have massacred 50,000 natives during their operations, resorting *.o cannibalism. IS COUNCIL BUMMER? Hack and Dray Ordinance Agitates fourth Street People. WANT IT BROUGHT UP UNO PISSED CLAIM COUNCIL PROMISED TO HELP PAY FOR PAVING THOROUGHFARE. Property owners on Fourth and Elm streets are anxiously waiting to see whether the council at tonight's meet- ing will take up and pass the hack and dray ordinance, which has been pigeon holed so long that the papers have become musty with old age. For sev eral weeks prominent property owners on Fourth street have been hot foot after members of the council to get the ordinance up for consideration, and it is said that two members of the street committee promised last week to bring the ordinance up tonight and dispose of it one way or the other. Stand Part of Paving. Property owners on Fourth and Elm streets have a decided interest in tne hack and dray ordinance, as its pas sage depends on whether or not the council is going to make good a prom ise made several months ago to help pay for the paving of those two streets by levying a quarterly tax on all hacks, drays and express wagons in the city and applying the proceeds to the cost of the proposed improvement. It is asserted on pretty good author- ESTABLISHED IS6I ARRANGE FOR BIG LEAGUE MEETING. At a meeting of representa tives of the Walla Walla and The Dalles districts of the Ep worth League, held at the First Methodist church this after noon, it was decided to hold a joint convention in Walla Walla 'May 24 to May 27. A commit tee was appointed to prepare a program. It is expected that fully 1,000 delegates will be pres ent from the two districts at the convention. ity that if the council turns down the ordinance and leaves property owners on those two streets to shift for them selves in paying for the proposed im provements that some interesting his tory regarding the way property own ers were inveigled into giving their consent to pave will be brought to light. As the story goes, two mem bers of the council went among the property owners and promised that if the selection of the kind of pavement was left to the council the hack and dray ordinance would be passed and the revenues would be applied to the cost of the improvement. In other words, the hack and dray men were to help pay the cost of paving Fourth and Elm streets. Bait Was Alluring. The bait was an alluring one, and property owners, seeing a chance to shift half the expense onto the hack and dray men, bit and left it to the council to select the payvement, which naturally went to the bitulithic people. oT make a Mu/m keeping faith with the property owners the hack and dray ordinance was drawn up and went 10 its second reading, but for some mys terious reason it was pigeonholed and there it has remained ever since. Prop erty owners began to smell a mouse several weeks ago and since then have been hot foot after the two council men, with the result that they prom ised to have the ordinance brought up at tonight's meeting. FIRE IN SANTA ROSA. Grand Central Hotel and Other Build- ings Burn. SANTA ROSA, Cal., March 13—The little town of Guerneville, in the heart of the redwood region and a summer residence for thousands of people from all over the state, was visited by fire early this morning, which destroyf-d the Grand Central hotel and other wooden buildings in the business sec tion. The loss is about $20,000. The origin of the fire is a mystery. TERRIFIC STORM AT SALT LAKE. Much Damage Done to Power Plants. SALT LAKE, Utah, March 13.— There was a terrific storm here last night and extensive damage was done by the wind to trees. Wires are down. Store fronts were blown in and the power plants were all damaged. It commenced to thunder after midnight. The hail then turned to snow, drifting 12 inches deep. It is still snowing. SEGRETARYTAFT WILL COON BENCH It Is Practically Settled That He Will Succeed Justice WASHINGTON, D. C., March 13.— Secretary Taft will accept the position of associate justice of the supreme court vice Brown, who has signified his desire to retire on account of fail-- ing eyesight. Taft held a conference with Root after the cabinet meeting today and it is believed he has finally decided. Taft will go to New York to consult his brother regarding his ac ceptance tonight. The acceptance w ill remove Taft as a probable presidential candidate. WRITE GIRLS MURDERED Horrible Conditions in Negro Assignation Dens. SLEUTHS GETTING PROOF Revelations Are Result of the Evidence Given in the Trial of Bertha Claiche. NEW YORK, N. Y., March 13.—As the result of a raid today and the ar rest of five inmates of a resort the police think they have secured informa tion as to the fate of white girls al leged to have been murdered in a den kept by a negro politician, Robert Spriggs, now under arrest. It is known that two girls were beaten to death and it is almost certain there were other victims. Each hour as the re sult of Bertha Glaiche's trial is reveal ing cases of women and girls kidnapped and forced to lives of shame in a man ner beyond belief, according to the police. PASTOR CONVICTED. Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Criminal Relations With Woman. ASHEVILLE, N. C., March 13.—Rev. W. H. Jones, a Baptist minister and former pastor and circuit rider of seven churches in Henderson county, was convicted at Hendersonville Sat urday of criminal relations with Mrs. Angeline Cagle, and sentenced to im prisonment for one year. The woman also was convicted and fined $100 and costs. SHOULD SHOW WAtTSBURG Her Interests Are Closely Allied With Walla Walla. PUN TO OFFSET JWIIEMTION MOVEMENT COMMERCIAL CLUB WILL SEND COMMITTEE TO CONFER WITH IMPROVEMENT CLUB. The proposition of cutting off three townships in the eastern end of Walla Walla county and attaching them to Columbia county, which is being agi tated by a number of people in Waits burg a nd Dayton, was the topic of dis cussion by prominent members of the Walla Walla Commercial club today. It was the general opinion that such a movement would prove very detrimen tal to Walla Walla county and some action should be taken to stall the proposition. Immediate Action Needed. One prominent member of the club said this morning: "Such a proposi tion as advanced by the leaders in the movement is a matter that should re ceive immediate consideration by peo ple of Walla Walla and every effort put forth to show the people- of Waitsburg that their interests are closely allied with those of this city and that they would be the losers by breaking away and joining onto Columbia county. As 1 1 understand the matter, some of the ' Waitsburg people have for some time felt that their community had not re ceived its share of attention in coun ty affairs and that while that locality contributed largely toward paying the running expenses of\he county, the re turns from improvements In the way of road building and other matters have not been anywhere In proportion to the amount of money contributed. This may be true in a certain degree, yet it seems to me that it does not justify the plan of seceding from Walla Walla county." Club Will Act. President Catron stated this morning that he would take up the subject with the Commercial club within a few days and suggested that a committee be ap pointed to confer with the Improve ment club of Waitsburg, which seems to be the prime mover in the annexa tion question. Naturally the people of Columbia county are very desirous of having the new territory added to Columbia coun ty and the Commercial club of that city is doing everything possible to boost the movement. A meeting of the Waitsburg Improvement club is to be held at Waitsburg March 20, when the matter will be taken up. Judge M. M. Godman, Judge Chester F. Miller and Dr. M. Pietryzcki have been selected as a committee from the Dayton or ganization to attend the meeting. OLD MAN BADLY INJURED Thomas Ray Tumble Down Base ment of Ransom Building. SUSTAINS MANY BROKEN BONES LATELY ARRIVED IN WALLA IN SEARCH OF MISSING DAUGHTER. Thomas Ray, an old man from Okla homa, who arrived in Walla Walla a few days ago in search of a missing daughter, fell down the basement of the Ransom building yesterday morn ing and sustained a broken arm, a fractured shoulder blade and three frac tured ribs. The old man was removed to St. Mary's hospital, where Dr. C. N. Suttner attended to his injuries. Ray was on his way to Dr. Suttner's office in the Ransom building when the accident occurred. He mistook the door leading down into the basement for the elevator door and before the elevator boy could interfere the old man went tumbling headlong down the flight of stairs, landing in a heap at the bottom. Dr. Suttner was called and the old man was taken to the hospital, where it was found lie was badly injured be sides the fractures, suffering greatly from the shock. Ray is 76 years of age. He left a little town in Okla homa a few weeks ago in search of a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Howard. He traced her to Walla Walla, but on ar riving here was unable to learn her whereabouts. Two sons in Idaho have been notified of the accident and it Is expected that one of them will arrive in the city in a few days to look after his father. SENATOR DEPEW IS ILL. Feels Crushed by Reception in Senate. NEW YORK, N. Y., March 13.—A friend of Chauncey Depew this after noon admitted that the senator is home sick in bed. There is no immediate danger. It is not likely that he will '•etnrn to the senate, being crushed by his reception there. The Chicago Grain Market. CHICAGO, 111., March 13.—Wheat, 77%®77c; com, 43@>44%c; oats, 29% @29% c. You Get Today's News Today in The Statesman. STANDARD OIL INVESTIGATION Witness Tells of Sys'en of Espionage. INDEPENDENTS WATCHED Railroad Agents Are Bribed to Give Information Regarding Shipments by Rivals. KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 13.— The interstate commerce commission today continued the inquiry into freigat rates in the oil district. Witness E. L. Wilhoyt ( district agent of the Standard, told how he and others in like positions paid railroad clerks to give the details of independent oil companies revenues written on plain paper and unsigneJ. He said the Standard kept track of every independent shipment from the refinery to the consumer. ANNA VALENTINE WILL HANG. United States Supreme Court Rulos Against Murderess. WASHINGTON, D. C. f March 13.— This morning in the case of Anna Valentine, the New Jersey Italian mur deress, the supreme court affirmed the verdict of the lower court and the worn- an must hang. S. P. Freight Train Wrecked. REDDING, Cal., March 13.—A south bound Southern Pacific freight train was Wrecked two miles south of Greg ory last night. Seven cars were hurled from the track and it is reported that three tramps were killed. A wrecker has gone to the scene. DARING ROBBERY JIT ECHO Alex Frazier and James Rand, Sandbagged and Held Up. FORMER VMS RELIEVED OF 816 SOI MEN WERE IDLING ABOUT WAIT- ING FOR TRAIN WHEN ROB. BERY OCCURRED. Special to Evening Statesman: ECHO, Or., March 13.—Alex Frazler and James Rand ( while idling around the depot at this place, waiting for a train last night, were sandbaged by two men and robbed. Frazier was robbed of $125 and a ticket to Port land and Rand was relieved of & smaller amount and a ticket to Spo kane. The robbers escaped In the darkness and. the officers so far have been unable 'to > get a clue of them. Both of the men were dazed by the blows rained on their heads and could offer but little resistance after the first few blows. F*azier was badly cut about the head and face. Rand and Frazier have been employed on the irrigation works here for several months and Intended to leave last night, Frazier going to Portland and ' Rand to Spokane. NUMBER 254.