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KEEN LOSS TO LABORERS Many Men Thrown Out nl Work By Yesterday's Storm. CITY LAYS OFF FORCE OF DITCHMEN BRICKLAYERS, CARPENTERS AND STONEWORKERS ARE ALSO LAID OFF. The cold snap has been the means of throwing several hundred laborers out of work and tha consequent loss is keenly feit by laboring men who de pend on their daily work to keep up expenses. The ditch men employed by the city water department were all laid off yesterday on account of the snow and frost on the ground, making ditching almost an impossibility, and many carpenters and brick masons em ployed on outside work have been com pelled to lay off owing to the cold weather. Loss $1,000 a Day. It is estimated that between the Shoes! Shoes!! See Our New Spring Styles For Ladies For Men For Misses For Youths and Children X. SEIL 20 Main Street —La Grippe lets up!— when WmkilW (PERRY DAVIS*) is used. Cures Coughs, Colds, Pneumonia The Beautiful Snow Has covered the earth but it has not snowed in McGrew's Grocermen It means something when we say we can now show pros pective buyers the largest selection of modern styles we have ever displayed. r\ i i ll r> phone 583. Koterts Monument Company STOCKWELL'S Headquarters for GLASS, WALL PAPER and PAINTS Our Imported Goods are making a hit. Get in line and have your Old house made New. Estimates furn ished on all work. None but First class mechanics employed. 121 Main Street Phone US Headquarters for Pine Diamonds And all Kinds of Jewelry-Watch Repairing THE MARTIN JEWELRY COMPANY JESSIE H MARTIN. Graduate Optiriu, 125 Main Street • Ey-M Tasted Free Glasses CorrwMy Fitted skilled mechanics, such as carpenters, | liinpKf CnDPniIQIII IRRPPDRM brick masons, sttmeworkers and mor- I ||[J|||V f [J|| l|UlvuULA[l lIC.I UlllTl tarmen and common laborers, who have been compelled to knock off | work, the actual loss in wages is close to $1,000 a day. The city pays its men 25 cents an hour and these days the ditch diggers are able to get in nearly 10 hours a day, making $2.50. Skilled mechanics receive at present from $3.50 to $4.50 a day for eight hours' work and the loss to the different crafts runs into money fast. Jersey Methodists Meet. NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., March 13—The New Jersey annual confer ence of the Methodist Episcopal church opened its session at the Fir3t church of this city today. The four districts represented in the conference are: New Brunswick, Trenton, Cam den and Bridgeton. In these four dis tricts there were reported last year 4175 probationers and about 51,000 full members, representing a constituency of about 56,000. There are 213 preach ers in full connection and 33 < churches in the conference. SOUTHERN PACIFIC TRAIN WRECKED Six Persons Were Injured, None Fatally, Near Burbank, California. LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 13.— Six persons were slightly injured in a wreck as the result of a washout of a Southern Pacific coast train at Bur bank at 1:30 o'clock this morning. The entire train excepting a chair car was derailed. Engineer Edmond Ryanard was scalded. The injured are: James T. Lyons, San Francisco, din ing car chef, head injured. Charles Nice, San Francisco, express messenger, bruised. Fraifcs Gowing, fireman. M. M. Melger, passengrr. W. C. Kenokeovcois, Santa Barbara. Actors Are Aroused. PITTSBURG, March 13.—Henry E. Dixey, the comedian, has sent an open letter to the president and secretary of the Pittsburg Y. M. C. A. relative to the barring of actors from that or- ganization. "This unjust discrimination, un christian, unkindly and altogether ab horrent 10 any man who has the sense of fair play and an atom of American manhood has touched me deeply," says Dixey. He then states that a meeting will be held in the Belasco theater next Sunday of "actors, actresses and all those who think that a man is a man, or a woman a woman, whether they be members of theatrical, legal or medical professions." He asks that the presi dent and secretary and members of the asociation attend the meeting and ex press their views. Important Conference Being Held At Washington Today. COMMERCIAL BODIES WELL REPRESENTED PROPOSED LEGISLATION ON SUB- JECT WILL BE DISCUSSED BY THE DELEGATES. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 13 — Nearly every prominent commercial and industrial organization in the country will be represented by dele gates in the consular reform conven tion, which opens here today. The great interest shown by the public In general and the civic and commercial interests of the* country in particular, proves beyond doubt that the neces sity of a thorough reform in our con sular system is fully appreciated and that the time has come when the people will insist upon such measures as are considered necessary to raise our consular system and service to a higher standard of usefulness. Reorganization Possible. As far back as last autumn Frank S. Gardner, secretary of the New York Board of Trade and Transportaitou, corresponded with Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, asking him whether Senator Lodge Intended to renew In the Fifty-ninth congress his efforts made in the Fifty-seventh and Fifty eighth tj> get a bill passed reorganiz ing the consular service of the United States upon a rational basis of ap pointment and promotion. In his re plies Senator Lodge seemed to bo much discouraged over the outlook of getting any favorable action by con gress on the subject. He said that he had repeatedly succeeded in get ting his bills out of committees, but that, after that had been done, he had never been adequately supported by the commercial organizations of tne country. As a result of the corre spondent. Senator Lodge took up the matter with President Roosevelt and Secretary Root, and Mr. Gardner him self took it up with the secretary of state. The president and Secretary Root strongly support the plan of a thorough consular reform, and it was agreed to call a convention of repre sentatives of the various commercial bodies of the country for the purpose of obtaining concerted support for anv reform measures in regard to tne consular service, which should meet the approval of the convention. Sec retary Gardner sent out the call for a convention and the commercial and other organizations of the country to whom invitations were sent, respond ed promptly by appointing delegates to the convention. Prominent Delegates. Among the prominent men who are here as delegates to the conven'ion are the following: Guy Van Arminge, George Frederick Victor, Daniel P. Morse, George B. Armtsrong and Leo Alexander, representing the Merc hants' Association of New York; J. Harry Tregoe, ex-president of the Na tional Association of Credit Men; Frederick L. Siddons, of the Commer cial Law League of America, Philadel phia; General Francis V. Green, and Ansley Wilcox, representing the Buf falo, N. Y., Chamber of Commerce, and many others. It is proposed at this convention to create a permanent national commit tee on consular* reform to supplement and make effective the work of the national consular reform convention, the committee to consist of one mem ber from each organization in the United States favoring consular re form, or, at least, one member from each congressional district. The idea is that each member of the national committee shall carry out in his own state and congressional district the purpose of the convention of secure satisfactory legislation by congress. Matters of Importance. One of the subjects that will come up for discussion in the convention is the consular reform bill now before congress. It has already passed the senate and is now in the hands of th 2 house committee on foreign affairs. One of the sections of the bill pro vides for the appointment of five in spectors of consulates, to be known as "Consule-General-at-Large," who shall receive each JSOOO a year and travel ing expenses. These officials shall have a roving commission to go round he world inspecting consulates and vested with the authority to supplant .he resident consuls, taking over their offices and clearing out the entire forces of their offices. There are a THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. great many features to that bill which make it highly -unpopular in the house and also objectionable to the commer cial and industrial interests of the country. The bill will be thoroughly considered and discussed and it is ex pected that the action of the house will be to a great extent influenced by the decision of the consular re form convention in the matter. The sessions of the convention are held in the New Williard and the con vention will be in session for two days. Bank Hoards Swelled by Fe.rmers. TOPEKA, Kan., March 13.—Kansas gained almost $10,01)0,000 in bank de posits in the 70 days since November 9. The combined deposits of all na tional and state banks in the state January 29 aggregated $129,228,285.D0. or an increase of $9,86,227.38 over the November 9 call. "How do you account for such a re markable' increase," the bank exam iner was asked. "Surplus wheat, new corn and fat hogs," he replied. "That is the only way I can explain it. Farmers have been selling their surplus wheat and have been marketing tneir big corn crop, either in the ear or on the hoof.' FIERCE FIDE IT HUM Hay and Grain Valued at $5,000 Destroyed Saturday. OWNED .BY RAILROAD CONTRACTORS LABORER ASLEEP IN HAY BADLY BURNED AND ANOTHER MAN One man believed to have been burn- Ed to death, another badly injured by the hot flames and hay and barley of the estimated value of $5,000 destroyed, was the net result of a fire at Ripaira Saturday night that threatened for a time to wipe out the commissary depot of Erickson & Peterson, the railroad contractors building the Lewiston- Riparia branch. Word of the conflagra tion reached Walla Walla this morn ing. Man Badly Burned. Among the stores destroyed was 267 tons of baled hay and 2,000 sacks of barley for the use of teams employed on the railroad work. The man badly burned was a laborer on railroad work and was aselep in the hay when the fire was started by sparks from a switch engine. Before he could escape he was badly burned about the legs and back. He told the railroad men that another man was asleep in the hay at the time and he believed that he had perished. As soon as the ruins can be investigated a search will be made for the man supposed to have been burned. Heavy Wind Blowing. Railroad men who arrived in Walla Walla this morning said the fire nearly wiped out the commissary department of Erickson & Peterson, entailing a loss of at least $5,000 with no insurance. A heavy gale was blowing at the time and little opportunity was offered to extinguish the flames. Mr. Peterson directed the work to save the commis sary warehouse, located about 250 feet distant from the fire. Wet blankets were used effectively and by a hard fight the building was saved. Seven-Year Warning. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 13.— There will be a provision in the execu tive legislative and judicial appropria tion bill providing that after 1913 all government clerks reaching the age of 70 years shall be dismissed from the service. This provision is intended to act as a seven-year warning to the old clerks now in the government service. Dur ing the next seven years a scale of pay has been arranged for the old clerks. This scale prohibits the payment et more than $1,400 a year to any clerk 65 years or over; $1,200 to any clerk 68 years or over, and $840 to any clerk 70 years of age or over. Among the first to be affected by this legislation will be the veterans of the civil war, many of whom are reaching the ages named in the bill. Efforts will undoubtedly be made to strike out this provision, but Chairman Tawney is sincere in his attempt to prevent the accumulation of superan nuated clerks. Rims put on for $I.F > each at H. O. Peck's, corner Fourtt and Alder. BELIEVED DEAD. TO LIT NUMBERS OF CATCH Subject Will Be Discussed By Game Wardens IT SEATTLE MEETING MARCH 22 BILL WITH SUCH PROVISIONS MAY BE INTRODUCED IN NEXT LEGISLATURE. A bill providing a limit to the num ber of trout, perch or bass that may be caught in one day, and also provid ing a penalty for any person w r ho may fail to return to the water any fish below a specified weight, may be one of the most important questions dis cussed by the convention of the state game wardens, which will meet ?n Seattle on March 22. There is a strong chance that the meeting, after discuss ing its provisions, will draw up a bill to be introduced at the next session ol the state legislature. Game Warden Rief, of Seattle, in a recent interview, stated that such a law is of vast importance, for the rea son that there are fishermen who de stroy hundreds of fish every season. He considers that another question that will be discussed is the advisa bility of the passage of a law making it illegal for any fisherman to take fish for any other purpose than for his own use. "This," he says, "would do away with much of the waste that is now going on, and would result in the coun ties being able to stock and keep stock ed the hundreds of lakes and streams that are now becoming fished out. I have seen boys in this county catch the Ash when they had no use for them whatever, and continue to fish after they had more than they could carry home. Fish Propagation. ''The matter of fish propagation will also be taken up by the convention and we will probably ask that a law be passed prohibiting any one from plant ing fish without a permit. This action is very necessary on account of the fact that there are some kinds of fish that are of really more harm than good to a section. Some of them eat up everything in sight, like a pig, and make it impossible for other and bet ters kinds of fish to live in the lakes or streams where they abound. In the majority of cases it is these fish that propagate most rapidly." To draw the fire out of a burn, heal a cut without leaving a scar, or to cure boils, sores, tetter, eczma and all skin and scalp diseases, use DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. A specific for piles. Get the genuine. No remedy causes such speedy relief. Ask for DeWitt's —the genuine. Sold by L L. Tallman. MOYER EI HI TAKEN TO JAIL It Is an Unsafe and Unsanitary Shack With Only Four Cells. BOISE, Ida., March 13.—President Moyer, Secretary Haywood and George A. Pettibone were taken from the peni tentiary and removed to the Canyon county jail at Caldwell this morning. The change was made on demand of the prisoners. The jail is a small af fair, unsanitary and unsafe. It has but four cells and 14 prisoners, who are compelled to do their own cooking. It is probable the governor will be ask ed to call militia to guard the jail. Ogden Union Votes Money for Defense. OGDEN, Utah, March 13—The Og den trade and labor assembly last night adopted resolutions condemning Gover nor Gooding, of Idaho, and ex-Gover nor Peabody, of Colorado, for the ar rest of Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone and voted money for their defense. Sioux Falls Mystery. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., March 13.— Twenty men and four women have been arrested by the local police on suspicion of having- been implicated In the supposed murder of Christopher Sven, who disappeared from this city several weeks ago. Sven was a farmer and lived near Humboldt. A sensation was caused when it be came known that the police had made wholesale arrests in this case. It has developed that Edward J. Hargrove, a detective connected with an agency, in Chicago, had been in the city the pas' two weeks working on the case. H> mixed freely with those now under arrest and it is alleged he secured evidence which may fasten on some of them the crime of murdering Sven. Not the slightest trace of Sven has been found. P. R. R. Stockholders Meet. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 13.— The stockholders of the Pennsylvania Railroad company will hold a meet ing at Horticultural hall this after noon for the purpose of receiving and considering the annual report of the road and of acting upon the agree ments in connection with the absorp tion of the Allegheny Valley, the Southwest Pennsylvania and the York Haven & Rowenna railroads. There will be another meeting of th? stockholders on March 27, when four new directors will be elected. May Save Vessel. SEATTLE, Wash., March 13.—The steamer Transport which went ashore Sunday during a gale near Port An geles will be saved. The wind has died down and the boat is resting easily.' Tugs have gone to the rescue and expect to pull her off at high tide. Little damage has been done. whig io inmiiiE Interurban lit ComnKtee Cm- pletes General Details. TO BE CAPITALIZED IT $3,500,000 SURVEYORS TO BE PUT IN FIELD NEXT WEEK—ROUTE ANNOUNCED. John H. Morrow, M. R. Hanger, A. P. Cahill and Frank W. Paine, members of the incorporation committee of th? proposed interurban electric line, met at the office of Paine Brothers last night and completed the details for in corporating the company. Many other minor details were worked out and the data furnished to an attorney, who C now preparing- the articles of incorpor ation. So far the committee has been unable to decide upon a name, but hope to have that settled as soon as the papers are ready for filing. It is planned to incorporate in the sum of $3,500,00, and as soon as pos sible to offer the stock for sale in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties. Survey Begins Next Week. A crew of surveyors will be put in the field next week if the weather will permit, and part of the work will be rushed as rapidly as possible. According to the present plans the survey will be commenced at Wallula and follow up the Walla Walla river to Mill creek, thence along the bank of the latter stream into Walla Walla, thence to Dixie, Waitsburg and Day ton. The proposed route from Dayton to Touehet will be taken up as soon as. the first one is surveyed. Too Poor to Pay. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., March 13.— After digging his wife's grave because he was too poor to hire it done, a Finn of Gowan, Minn., whose name has not been published, was compelled to part with his twin boys and send them to the Children's Home society in St. Paul. The mother died immediately after the children were born and the man had just enough money to purchase the coffin. He made the grave himself and then appealed to the Duluth Humane society to care for the babes, who are buf three weeks old. Death Sentence Commuted. MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 13 — Today was the day originally set for the hanging of Frank Adams, the ne gro of Birmingham, who was con victed of having killed a fellow pris oner in the Flat Top penitentiarv. The execution did not take place, however, as Governor Jelke had com muted Adams' sentence to one of life imprisonment. Tne order of commu tation was issued on the strength ol the recommendations of Trial Judge Dan. A. Green, of Birmingham, and Solicitor H. P. Heflin, of the Birming ham criminal court. Patrick's Reprieve Extended. ALBANY, N. Y., March 13.—The governor has extended Lawyer Pat rick's reprieve to May 18. Punctures repaired 15 cents eadh at H. O. Peck's, corner Fourth awl Alder TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1906. Yesterday's Express Brought Us Some very nobby 45 and 50 Inch Coats in pretty light gray mix ture?, ranging in price from $10.00 to $15.75 Also Some Box Style and SemiTitted Jackets From the celebrated "WOOL TEX" LINE. These Jackets have a Patent shield for the pro tection of the inner garments, which also adds greatly to th 2 wear of the lining of the coat itself. $10.00 to $14.50 Motter-Wheeler Co 103-5-7-9 Hild St. 6&BS. 3d CTIIAV T™ WKDItt SCHOOL. Insfcroe I IIIIW don by mail adapted to ereryooe. W ■ W ■ Recognized by court* and educator*. Experienced and competent instruct or!. Takes spare time on»y. Three ■ ■ ■■■ courses—Preparatory, Business, Cot- In mm lege. Prepares for practice. Will ■N ■■ better your condition and prospect* in business. Students and graduates everywhere. Full _ _ particulars and 4 IT special affer __ TNE (PRAGUE T ,T COMESPtNOOCE IIA Ifl C sara(H - of uw.wiSuH HUME.>4«muotcblm. !■ W W« ■ nCTRDIT. MICH. " ,M ■ fd MEN iißfl WOMEN. Vao Big U tor unnatural i> t to S discharges .inflammation* Ouiuuw) ■ irritations or ulceration*. Pf to itrieture. of musonft membrane! Ca Trmnu Caatigloa. Painter, and not aatriv . yyj»ITH££VAi<SChEMIOAICJ. gent or CINC!NIUH,Oj|ni Sold by Drnrt>«l* V.ft. A. or sent in piain wrappo*, by express, prepaid, foi *1 00. ex 3 bottler 42.79. Crculmr cent on ramM Have your eTioes half-soled on the Champion Sole Stitching Machine while you wait. JOHN GREESHAMER 3rd St. Opposite City Hall. 1 No Pill i s as pleasant and positive as DeWitt's Little Early Risers. These Famous Little Pills are so mild and effective that «hlldren. delicate la/iies and weak people enjoy their cleansing effect, white strong people say they are the best liver pills sold. Never gripe. Sold by L. L. Tallman. STRAYED from my barn on elm street, one six-year-old single-footer, recently clipped, partly shod, color bay; reward for information. Frank George. Phone 703. for sale. $700 down and $1000.00 on easy terms will buy a first-class rooming house about 5 blocks from business center; good barn, and lawn in fine condition. This house rents for $17 per montn. Owner is leaving town and must dis pose of place at once. R. A. SMITH, Over water office. Take a Trip Around th® World with the Ladies of the First M. E. Church. Phineas Foggs record beaten. Time reduced to 5 hours. Watch Statesman for schedule. THE GADSKI CONCERT. To secure best seats for Gadski con cert buy tickets right away at th« Boak Nook.