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Get Quick ?«turns. VOLUME xxxil. RUSSIAN FREEDOM SEEMS A DELUSION rail ffi I ME LIBERALS ELECTED ARE BANISHED Socialists Are Planning Another Revolution as Soon Spring Opens-High Officials of Autocracy Plot tiny to Discredit Witte ST. PETERSBURG, March 14.—The election of representatives to the popu lar assembly is slow, as people general ly r>re afraid to vote. Many liberals eUc'd were immediately banished to Sit ria. It was confirmed today that the offi cers of the first regiment of artillery palace guards resigned in a body when ordered to the Baltic to pacify the province. The Warsaw socialists have issued a decree denouncing the election as a farce. They declare the revolutionists "must fight mercilessly in the spring to gai'i their aims before May 1." A conspiracy among reactionaries to oppose Premier Witte by inciting a SPLINTER CAUSES DEATH Charles W. Lambert Succumbs to Blood Poisoning Today. WHS A PROMINENT BERRYWHt FARMEH CAME TO WALLA WALLA 2S YEARS AGO—LEAVES A LARGE FAMILY. Flood poisoning, resulting from a splinter run in his finger a week ago. caused the death of Charles W. Lam bert, a prominent Berryman farmer, at St. Mary's hospital this afternoon. Mr. Lambert's death is quite a shock to many old pioneers of the Walla Walla valley. A week ago, while working around his ranch, he accident ally pricked his finger with a splinter. Nothing was thought of the occurrence until a day or so ago afterward when the member grew painful and began to show symptoms of swelling. Mr. Lambert sought the services of a physician, who saw that prompt ac tion was required if the wound did not prove serious and ordered him to St. Mary's hospital. The swelling com municated to the arm and gradually through the whole system, despite the efforts of his physicians to arrest the poison. Mr. Lambert came to Walla Walla from Missouri 28 years ago and for the past 24 years resided on his farm near Berryman station. He was one of the best known farmers in the val ley and Wad just accumulated a modest fortune. He was making arrangements when he was taken ill to move to Wal la Walla to spend the rest of his life. Mr. Lambert was 62 years of age and leaves five sons and four daughters, most of whom are grown. The funeral will take place from the Christian church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Morton Gregory to officiate. In terment will be ii\ the city cemetery. The body was removed to the Cookerly undertaking parlors, where it will re main uniil the hour of the funeral. the Evening Statesman counter revolution has been discovered. Witte at today's cabinet meeting in sisted upon the suppression of the Black Hundred. The conspirators in clude Trepoff, Vonderlaunitz, Durnovo and other of the highest officials. The plan of the reactionaries is to provoke riots and Jewish massacres in order to justify to the czar the necessity of still more repressive measures and set at naught the liberal manifesto of Oc tober. Witte's opponents in the cabi net control the governors general throughout the empire and through them the soldiers. Meantime the pro letariat is organizing another general strike. An outbreak about Easter seems certain. WIRELESS FOR WALLA WALLA Stations to bo Established io Walla Walla and Spokane WALLA WALLA MAN FOR MANAGER MILTON HUBER IS NOW IN SPO- KANE ARRANGING DETAILS WITH OFFICIALS. Special to The Statesman: SPOKANE, Wash., March 14.—1t has been definitely decided by the De Forest Wireless Telegraphy company to establish stations at Walla Walla and Spokane, work to be commenced as soon as material can be delivered in the two cities. Milton Huber, of Walla Walla, district manager of the Equitable Life Insurance company, is now in this city arranging to represent the De Forest company in the territory embracing eastern Washington. STANDARD OIL VESSEL MISSING One of the Largest Sailing Vessels in the World Lost Since September. NEW YORK, N. Y„ March 14.—The British ship Daylight, which sailed for Japan from New York August 28, has been missing since September 29 and was posted at the maritime exchange as missing today. She had a crew of 37. She belonged to the Standard Oil company and was one of the larg est sailing vessels in the world. She had a cargo of refined oil. Captain H. Nickerson was in command. $5,625,000 Book Loss. NEW YORK. N. Y.. March 14.—With a book loss to syndicate mmbers ot $5,625,000 —equal to 11% per cent on their investment, the $50,000,000 syndi THE EVENING STATESMAN,WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. cate organized by J. P. Morgan & Co., nearly four years ago to float $170.- 000.000 International Mercantile Ma rine company bonds, will be wound up March 1. Under the agreement sub scribers receive $50,000,000 of the col lateral trust 4Vi per cent bonds, sold at par. with a bonus of 4 per cent in preferred and 40 per cent in common stock. These securities, for which $50,- 000,000 in cash was paid at current market prices, are now figured to be worth $44,375,000. J. P. Morgan & Co. receive as their commission $5,000,000 of common and $500,000 of preferred stock, which at market prices is worth $843,750. MAY AVERT STRIKE. Indianapolis® Convention Will Consider Proposed Concessions. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 14.— Officials of the miners' conference pre paratory to adjournment of the con vention will consider the possibility of averting a strike. The personal dif ference of Mitchell and Vice President Lewis will not be allowed endanger the fight that the miners are waging against the operators. THREE BOXERS BEHEADED. They Attacked and Looted an American M ission. HONG KONG, March 14. —Kwangsei, a rebel leader, and three followers were beheaded today for an attack on the home of Dr. Andrew Beatties, in American missionary at Fati. At the time of the attack clothes and jewelry worth thousands of dollars were stolen. FIGHT TO BUY STOCK. Securities of Chinese Railroad Demand. CANTON, China, March 14. —Stock of the Hankow-Canton railroad was offered for sale today. The rush <;f applicants was so great that streets near the offices were blocked and it was necessary to call soldiers to man- age the crowds. Big Land Deal at San Diego. SAN DIEGO, Cal., March 14.—A deed was filed today for the transfer of 10,000 acres of land valued at $250,- 000 near Ocean Side from the Fletcher Salmon Investment company of San Diego to the South Coast Land com pany of Los Angeles. It is reported that water will be brought from San Luis Rey to develop the property. Clark's Road to Garfield. SALT LAKE, Utah, March 14.—1t is announced that the Lasvegas and Tonopah railroad being constructed by Senator Clark is in operation as far as Indian Springs, 44 miles west of Lasvegas. Freight and passengers for Goldfield are being handled. The con tractors expect to complete the road to Bullfrog by May 1. Arrested on Feiony Charge. ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 14.—John H. Tennant, St., the oldest shoe manu facturer in this city, was arrested this morning, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses in the failure of his company, in which stock holders lost a million dollars. General Corbin Relieves Weston. ST. LOUIS. Mo.. March 14.—General Corbin arrived this morning to relieve Weston in command of the northern division of the army. General Weston goes to the Philippines. Two Turkish Generals Killed. CONSTANTINOPLE, March 14. —In another battle fought in Ismen pro vince it is reported that Generals Souliman and Riza Pasha were killed. Norris Wins at Billiards. CHICAGO, 111., March 14.—1n the championship billiard game this after noon Wright made 300 in 22 innings and Norris 179 in 21 innings. Strike Follows Mine Disaster. PARIS. March 14.—Following the mine disaster at Courrieres 5,000 min ers declared a strike. The Chicago Grain Market. CHICAGO, 111., March 14.—Wheat. 76%@77c; corn, 42% @ 43c; oats, 29% @29% c. ESTABLISHED 1861 DEADLOCK ON MOROCCO French and German Dele gates Are Obdurate. NEITHER WILL NOW BUDGE King Edward of England Is Using His Influence to Bring About Agreement. PARIS, March 14.—The Algeciras conference was unable to proceed to day on account of a deadlock. The French and German representatives are bound to allow no more concessions. King Edward is exerting his influence toward an agreement. NEW FRISCO THEATRE COLLAPSES It Fell This Morning With a Deafening Roar—Tvve Persons Have Close Call. SAX FRANCISCO, Cal., March 14.— The new Sixteenth street theater be ing built by the Sixteenth Street Amusement company at the corner ot Sixteenth and Capp streets collapsed this morning with a deafening roar. Although no fatalities were recorded, much damage was done and the streets were strewn with debris. In a frame building adjacent to the theater Dr. C. E. Dyer, a dentist, and his aged mother lay asleep and in the collapse of the theater walls they were buried under a pile of brick and mortar. Both miraculously escaped death. The the ater building was to have been ready for occupancy June 1. The loss is about $20,000. JUDGE LOWELL WILL READ PAPER Will Be Guest of Honor at the Monthly Banquet of Local Bar Association. The regular monthly meeting of the Walla Walla Bar association will be held tomorrow night at the Hotel Dacres at 8:30 o'clock. Arrangements have been made to have Judge Stephen B. Lowell, of Pendleton, a candidate for United States senator from Oregon, attend the meeting and he will read a paper on a subject to be selected by the gentleman. After the meeting the usual monthly banquet will be served. BRITISH' SOLDIERS LEAVE CANADA Last Garrison at Esquimault Sup- planted by Canadian Militia— Marched Out Today. VICTORIA. B. C., March 14. —Colonel English, R. G.. commanding the Last British garrison in Canada, has re ceived orders to hold his command ii readiness to march out of the Esqui mault barracks some time in May. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 1906. With him will go about 350 men of all branches and ranks of the service, to gether with many families. A Canad ian garrison will supplant the British forces. Spooner May Succeed Taft. WASHINGTON, D. C„ March 14.—1t is predicted that if Taft finally decides to accept the justiceship Spooner will be appointed secretary of the navy. It is understood that in case of Taft's retirement the Panama canal will be placed under the state department and Assistant Secretary Bacon will have direct control. PRINCE TSE IS OPTIMISTIC. Believes United States and China Will Be Friends. NEW YORK, N. Y.. March 14.— Prince Tse and his fellow Chinese commissioners sailed for Europe today. He said he believed the friendly atti tude of the two nations would produce a good understanding and settle all differences. BLISS ON THE CARPET. Treasurer of Republican National Committee Sees Jerome. NEW YORK. N. Y., March 14.—Cor nelius H. treasurer of the re publican national committee, had a conference of an hour with District At torney Jerome this morning. It is sup posed it was in relation to political contributions by insurance officials. NEW CABINET MEETS. Submits Declaration of Policy to French Parliament. PARIS, March 14. —The first meet ing of the new Sarrien cabinet was held this morning. It submitted de clarations of its policy to President Fallieres to be read to parliament this afternoon. Are Triplets. TRENTON, N. J., March 14.—Mrs. Stephen Worbs, wife of a shoe dealer of this city, has given birth to trip lets —two boys and a girl, weighing four and a half pounds each. It Is said they will be named Theodore, Alice and Nicholas, in honor of the president and the Longworths. There are now IT children in the Worbs family, the oldest being 22 and the youngest, except the new comers, 4 years. All the other children were born singly. The parents are Polish and have been married 24 years. Californian Accidentally Killed. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 14.— George Burnap, of Santa Cruz, Ca!., came here to attend the funeral of his father, Captain Burnap. U. S. X., re tired. His brother Arthur entered George's room to get paper in the dark, knocked a revolver to the floor and shot and killed George this morn ing. FIRE ABOARD THE OHIO. Four Thousand Dollars Damage Done to Battleship. MANILA, March 14.—There was a fire today aboard the battleship Oh : o, Admiral Train's flagship, in this har bor and $4,000 damage was done. Piatt Says Depew Is Very 111. WASHINGTON. D. C., March 14 — Senator Piatt states that Depew is very sick in New York. He denies that Depew and his wife have separated. WARNING TO WATER CONSUMERS. Although Water Superinten dent Knight has kept every pump going, water in the city reservoirs has been steadily sinking since yesterday even ing and the situation became quite serious this afternoon. Superintendent Knight requests that consumers refrain from running open faucets this even ing. Cold weather the past few days has clogged the many springs flowing into the city reservoirs and in an effort to keep up the supply every pump at the command of the water department was pressed into service this morning. MICH'S CHALLENGE io moil HE IS READY FOR VOTE ON RATE BILL Advocates of (lie Bill Are Sparring for Delay-Many Senators Wish to Make Speeches-Court Review Amendments Will Give Test Votes WASHINGTON, D. C., March 14.— Senator Aldrich, representing the op ponents of the Hepburn rate bill, to day announced that he was ready for a vote. The challenge was not ac cepted. Many speeches against court review are scheduled. It appears the administration forces are sparring for time. Senator Raynor, democrat, of Mary- ST. JOHN WAS RELEASED Taken From Penitentiary on Writ of Habeas Corpus HE WAS IMMEDIATELY REARRESTED SHERIFF FROM COLORADO WAS WAITING WITH WARRANT CHARGING MURDER. BOISE, Ida., March 14.—Vincent St. John, president of the Burke miners' union, held in the penitentiary 23 days for the murder of ex-Governor Steun enberg. was released this morning on a writ of habeas corpus. The court held that the imprisonment was withoat authority of law since March 2, when he was to have had a preliminary ex amination. The failure to hold it lost the jurisdiction of the probate court over the body of St. John. As the re leased man stepped out of the court room he was arrested on a warrant Issued by the justice of the peace of Canyon county, charging him with murder, and he was placed in the county jail here to be taken to Cald well tomorrow for examination. Sheriff Rutan and Deputy Melder, of Telluride, Colo., are here with a requi sition for Vincent St. John, charged with the murder of Arthur Collins, and will endeavor to take him to Colorado. The removal will be resisted by attor neys fot the Western Federation of Miners, who are preparing to apply for a writ of habeas corpus when the war- rant is served. To Visit Kentucky. LOUISVILLE, Ky.. March 14— Mrs. Mary Anderson De Navarro, the most famous of all of Kentucky's daughters, who has not been in this, her home city, since her retirement from the stage and her marriage, probably will attend "home coming week" in Louis ville in June. She has written to friends here that she will endeavor to leave her home at Court farm, Broad way. Worcestershire, England. She is anxious to visit the scenes of her childhood. The Louisville Commercial club is managing the homecoming and today began mailing invitations to 600.000 former Kentuckians who now reside in other states and countries. This event promises to be one of the most novel reunions ever planned. You Get Today's News Today in The Statesman. land, this afternoon made one of Ms most powerful speeches In favor of government rate regulations. The senate adopted a resolution call ing on Secretary Taft to serul to the senate all reports and communications between the war department and offi cers respecting the battle of Joio. The house committee on elections to day decided the Hawaiian contest in favor of Delegate Kalanianal. STANDARD OIL INQUIRY Prouty Admits Evidence Over Trust's Pretest. INDEPENDENT COMPANIES CRUSHED SYSTEM MAINTAINED BY WHICH ROCKEFELLER TOUCHES EVERYBODY. KANSAS CITY. Mo.. March 14.- Commissioner Prouty, in the inquiry concerning oil freight rates, today would not allow the railroad attorneys to combat the statement that their rates forced independents out of busi ness. He declared the fact was well established. Witnesses told of the Standard's private telegraph system and said that communication with John D. Rockefeller's private office could be established from any part of the system in about five minutes. STEAMER BRITISH KING SINKS Twenty-Seven Men Were Carried Down With Hei—Some of the Crew Saved. BOSTON, Mass., March 14—The steamer Bostonian today reported that the steamer British King foundered at sea in a storm last Sunday. Only 28 of 56 men aboard are known to have been saved. She carried hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of general merchan dise. Part of the chew was picked up by vessels. Captain James O'Hagan. aged 58, died later of exposure. Eleven were picked up by an oil steamer. Sat urday night a crew manned a boat. As it struck the water a wave dashed it against the side of the ship, crush ing the boat and threw a dozen men into the water. The Bostonian hove in sight Sunday morning, but could not get near at once. Late in the after noon she succeeded in saving some of the crew just as the .British King went down with 27 men aboard. NUMBER 255.