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Get Quick Rem..,'!* 0, VOLUME XXXII. THEY WANT TO HEAR ORCHARD CONFESS UNION LABOR COMMITTEE Left New York for Boise, Idaho, Today ME DOUBTING THOMASES Governor Gooding Will Probably Not Allow Committee to See Orchard-Prosecution Objects T?< >ISE, Ida., March 26.—A telegram today from New York to Governor Gooding, signed by John C. Chase, ex mayor of Haverhill, Mass., a noted socialist leader, stated that a commit tee representing 120 labor unions would leave New York for Boise in re sponse to the statement that a com ir;itt< * would be permitted to hear the • ■ . :tVssions of Orchard and Adams. It is said here, however, that the com mittee will not be allowed to see Or chard, as the prosecution objects. TOWN OF WRANGEL BURNS. All Stores in Town Except One Burns. JI'XEAU, Alaska, March 26.—A special dispatch says the town of Wrangel was burned to the ground Saturday afternoon. The Are started in the Pioneer house and swept up and down Main street, also burning out fully two dozen residences. The may or and council have appealed to Pacific coast points for assistance. All the lt-ailing stores except that of the St. Michaels Trading company are in ashes. Bank Croaks Arrested, PITTSBURG, Pa., March 26. —There were four arrests this afternoon in connection with the failure of the En terprise National bank. Forest A. Nichols, private secretary to W. H. Andrews: George E. Rallston. Charles Monzonor and Edward T. McMillan, former clerks in the bank, were ar rested. charged with conspiracy to de fraud on information by government officials. Pail was fixed at $5,000, which Nichols and Rallston gave. Brief in Behalf of Burton. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 26. — A brief in behalf of Senator Burton was filed in the supreme court today. It contends that no offense was com mitted. yet he stands committed as an offender. WANTS LOWER FREIGHT JIATE FROM WALLA WALLA The Commercial club of Dayton has taken up the question of securing an improvement in the Vnail service and has also called to the attention of the Oregon Railroad & Navigation com pany the matter of freight rates. In a letter to Secretary McDonald, of the Walla Walla Commercial club, which svas received this morning, a commit tee from the Dayton organization says: "We are enclosing herewith a copy of a letter which we have addressed to the local agent of the O. R. & N. com pany of this place, touching on sev eral matters which we believe to be of great importance to the business interests of your city as wel as to ours. An occasional delay in mails could be overlooked, but where it occurs as frequently as it has in the case com plained of we believe it to be the dut\ of business interests effected to see if the matter cannot be remedied. "The matter of discriminating freight THE EVENING STATESMAN BURNED TO DEATH. Two Men in Freight Perish—Boy Fatally Injured. ST. PAUL, Minn., March 26. —P. S. McGuire an.] E. M. Van Horsem were burned to death and a boy, Charles McGuire, was fatally hurt in a freight car near Fargo, X. D. They were traveling with a stock of household goods to a new farm in the northwest. They upset a lantern in the car. SUIT FOR $25,000. Wife of Montana Physician Brings Charge Against Wealthy Woman, LEAYISTON. Mont., March 26. —Mrs. Maud Hedges, wife of Dr. Ralph S. Hedges, one of the leading physicians ot' this part of the state, has broug\t suit against Mrs. Theodora Hermie Adelaide Belcher, a prominent and wealthy woman of Lovina, to recover $20,000 damages for the alleged aliena tion of the affections of her husband. The complaint alleges that the hus band abandoned the wife and her three children, leaving them without means of subsistence. The charges made in the complaint are of a sensational character and have created much sur prise and comment. Mrs. Belcher is the wife of a well-known rancher near Lavina. CLOUDBURST NEARPRESCOTT Terrific Storm North of Walla Walla Yesterday Afternoon MUCH DAMAGE TO ROADS AND GRAIN ROAD AND BRIDGE GANG NEAR FLATHERS' RANCH HAVE NARROW ESCAPE. A terrific cloudburst occurred neai-j the Summit, two miles south of Pres-j cott. about 5 o'clock yesterday after noon and reports from that neighbor hood today state that considerable damage has been done to roads and growing grain on the hillsides. A terrific thunderstorm preceded the cloudburst, which is declared to have been one of the worst occurring in the Prescott country in years. "The cloud was perfectly visible from rfiy farm near Berryman station," Assessor Berryman said this morning. "A terrific thunderstorm came up about 4 o'clock and shortly afterwards we noticed a heavy black cloud, shaped something like a balloon, traveling eastward. The cloud seemed to almost touch the ground. Trainmen told me that water three and four feet deep in places came rushing down the canyon, (Continued on Page Eight.) rates is of more importance and we hope your organization will join with us in an effort to have these matters adjusted, believing that matters of vital importance effecting either of the towns of Walla Walla, Waitsburg and Dayton cannot help but affect, in a measure, the others." Letter to O. R. & N. In their letter to the railroad com pany the committee points out that the freight rates charged from Walla Wal la to Dayton are more In proportion than from Portland to Dayton. A cer tain instance is noted and the commit tee asks the railroad officials to take up the matter and see if a lower rate on freight cannot be given between Walla Walla and Dayton. This subject will be considered at the meeting of the Walla Walla Com mercial club Wednesday evening and it is believed that the club will assist the Dayton organization in its effort to bring about the desired result. THE EVENING STATESMAN,WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. MONDAY, MARCH 26, 1906. ARRESTED FOR MURDER Woman Accused o! Killing Her Husband. BOW FOUND 111 II TRUNK Man Lured From Employment By Woman Who Robbed Him of His Savings. ANTIOCH, Cal., March 26.—Mrs. Emma Ladoux, or McVicar, suspected or murdering Albert McVicar, her di vorced husband, whose body was found in a trunk in the baggage room of the Southern Pacific at Stockton Saturday night, has been arrested here. The woman's arrest was made by Town Marshal P. C. Shine, who took the prisoner to police headquarters, where she is being held waiting for instructions from Stockton authorities. There appears to be no question that the woman under arrest is Mrs. La doux, although so far she has made no statement regarding the alleged crime. Denies Murder. While calmly walking the streets this morning Mrs. Ladoux, the Jack son woman accused of murdering Al bert McVicar at Stockton, was arrest ed there by Town Marshal Shine. The woman admitted her identity without hesitation, but denies that murder was committed. She declares that Mc- Vicar killed himself by taking poison. A man named Joseph Miller, she says, helped her to put the body in the (Continued on Page Four.) FIRE 111 BIG NEW YORK FACTORY Girls Saved by Being Caught in Fire Nets as They Jumped From Windows. NE\V YORK. N. Y.. March 26 — The six-story factory building on Downing and Bedford streets was de stroyed by fire today. The girls were saved by jumping into fire nets. Five firemen were critically injured. The less is half a mililon dollars. All but five persons are accounted for. These are three firemen. Captain Walsh, George Christy and Thomas Halpin, and two Italians, believed to have been caught in the ruins. SlftOOT HEARING IS ON AGAIN Several Witnesses Were Examined To- Day—A Life-Saving Service for Washington. WASHINGTON, D. C.. March 26 — The Smoot hearing was resumed to day. Robert J. Shields, of Salt Lake, a Gentile general sales agent of the Inland Crystal Salt company, was the first witness called to refute the testi mony of C. A. Smurthwaits, who de clared that the Mormon church tried to monopolize the salt trade of Utah. James H. Linford, president of the Brigham Young college, testified after much insistence that he is not a I bigamist, but that he believes in plural marriages. The senate passed a bill appropriat ing $200,000 for a life-saving station and sea tug on the Washington coast. ESTABLISHED 1861 P. C HOLLAND SUED BY WARDEN CONSTRUCTION CO. And still another. The War ren Construction Co., late this afternoon began another suit against P. C. Holland, manager of the Evening Statesman, to collect the sum of $10,000, as damages alleged to have been sustained by the Warren Construction company in the publication of articles in the Evening Statesman during the present month. The complaint is almost identical with the one tiled several days ago, the same articles being set out as libel ous.. The only difference is that the plaintiffs hold Mr. Holland personally responsible for the publication of the same. To Change Capital of Alaska. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 26.— Hoggatt, governor of Alaska, is here arranging for the transfer of the capi tal from Sitka to Juneau. He will be here a week. WANT DAVIS TO HAKE RUN Captain of Police Suggested as Candidate for Marshall HIS MANY FRIENDS ARE GETTING BUSY COMMISSIONER McCAW PICKED OUT FOR COUNCILMAN FROM THE THIRD WARD. Captain Michael Davis, of the Walla Walla police force, is the latest person picked out by some of the taxpayers as being composed of the right kind of material for chief of police. A large number of his friends, it is said, are trying to induce the officer to come out for the position, and they have assured him that if he will become a candidate he will receive their heartl- est support. One of his friends said this morn ing: "Captain Davis has been a mem ber of the Walla Walla police force for many years and has proven an efficient officer. The fact that he was chosen captain of the force is evidence that he understands his business, and he would make one of the best chiefs that Walla Walla has ever had. I would like to see him become a candi date, for I believe that he could be elected." McCaw for the Council. Quite a number of property owners in the Third ward have proposed the name of County Commissioner McCaw as a possible candidate for councilman from that ward. They say that Mr. McCaw has been one of the best coun ty commissioners that has ever sat on the board and they are sure that he would be just the man to represent the taxpayers of the Third ward in the council. AT GREEN OLD AGE. Pennsylvania Woman Was 108 St. St. Patrick's Day—And She's Irish. UNIONTOWN, Pa., March.26. —The oldest person in western Pennsylvania is Mrs. Mary McKitterick, of Union town. who celebrated her 108 th anni versary the 17th. She is in better health this winter than at any previous time in the last four years, and had a birthday party the 17th, at which she danced -with her guests, as she did last St. Patrick's Day. The Chicago Grain Market. CHICAGO, 111., March 26. —Wheat, 75%@77%c; corn, 44@43%c; oats, 30%@30%c. HADLEY IS USING PROBE John D. Archbold Was on 1 Stand Today ROCKEFELLER A DUMMY Has Not Been Active in Stand ard Oil Company's Affairs for a Decade NEW YORK. N. Y„ March 26.— Hadley examined John D. Archbold. a Standard Oil official, this morning. The Missourian is - still confident he will get all the evidence he wants in this city. Archbold said that John D. Rocke feller had not been active in Standard Oil offices for ten years. He was merely the nominal head. He said that no "master mind" ruled the Standard aggregation of minds. He was ques tioned concerning the ownership of stock. Not Hiding From Hadley. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 26.— Fear of a subpoena from the federal court in this city to appear and testify in the oil rebate case brought by t?ie French refining firm against the Penn sylvania railroad is believed to be the reason why John D. Rockefeller has been hiding since last December. The Missouri summons is inoperative out side of New York and there is no rea son why he should hide to avoid that. The magnate was ordered to appear here April 2, but the officers have been unable to locate him. MINERS AND (MORS STILL TMK Little Prospect of a Settlement Being Reached Before Thursday— Operators Disagree. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 26 — The delay in reaching a settlement in the anthracite fields will result from the conference. It was predicted this morning that the joint scale conference will continue in session several days yet. A miner representative declared that an agreement will be reached Thursday. The bitter strife in the conference is said to be mostly among the operators themselves, not between miners and operators. The joint committee met again this afternoon. There is no immediate prospect of a settlement. SAYS CHARGES ARE FALSE. Counsel for Duluth Fire Chief Makes DI'LUTH, Minn., March 26.—Coun sel for John T. Black, chief of the fire department of this city, now on trial on an alleged charge of grafting, says that indisputable testimony will be in troduced when the hearing is resumed next Friday that will clear the atmos phere and show the charges that are made against the chief to be false. Attorney John Jenswold, who is ap pearing for Chief Black, says that the assertion that his client received $25 from John Barrett, of Barrett & Zim merman, horse dealers, after Black, as alleged, was called to the barn by telephone, is false, and that no such transactions ever occurred at that place will be proved beyond a doubt. He said that the prosecution of prac tically all of the accusations against Black is spite work and of a political nature. "Mr. Zimmerman, of Barrett & Zim merman, read an account of the hear ing. said Mr. Jensworld, "and I have in my hands a telegram from him in which he says the incident testified to in effect that Barrett handed Black $25, is an unmitigated lie, and we ex pect to prove it so. I cannot under stand why the firm s bookkeeper siiould make such statements. Will Disprove All Charges. "We will show in a general way that the entire prosecution of this case is spite work, and the political phase of the matter may be developed. We are glad that exhaustive reports of the tes timony have been published, for they have recalled to many people incidents that the chief had forgotten. The re sult is that witnesses have come for ward and volunteered to tell what they know. Our evidence in regard to the charge that Chief Black and Secretary Wilson drew relief money and pay at the same time will be a satisfactory explana tion, I think, that there was nothing wrong in connection with the mat- "Chief Black will testify on direct examination and will be cross-examin ed. Other witnesses will be summon ed in rebuttal of the charges, and what is left of the charges against Mr. Black will be annihilated." BIG FLOODS IN CALIFSHNIA Fresno Ss Threatened By the High Water. VISALIA IS ALSO VERY MUCH ALARMED HEAVY RAINS IN THE MOUN- TAINS MAKE THE SJTUA- TION WORSE. VIS ALIA, Cal., March 26.—The wat er is slowly rising and the courthouse, the Southern Pacific depot, the two grammar schools, the Masonic and Odd Fellows' halls, many business houses and a large residence district are surrounded by water. Heavy rains last night are reported from the moun tains and higher water is expected this afternoon. Great damage will result. A tremendous volume of water is pour ing into Tulare lake. It is estimated that 30,000 acres of wheat will be ruined. The town of Alpaugh is re ported cut off. Much Danger at Fresno. FRESNO, Cal., March 26. —The Herndon canal, four miles from this ciyt, again broke this morning, cutting a hole 35 feet wide. Water three feet deep is pouring through and spreading over the land. It is heading toward this city. A force of men is out to PLANNING TO MAKE WALLA WALLA MORE BEAUTIFUL To make Walla Walla more beauti- ful, healthful and attractive Is one of the movements that has been launch ed by the Fifty Thousand club, under the direction of Secretary Menkus. In carrying out the work the cooperation of all the residents of Walla Walla will be asked for and all will be invited to join hands with the club and begin work at once to accomplish the re sult desired by the members of the new organization. "Our plan is to get everybody in the city interested in the movement." said Secretary Menkus this morning, "and I feel certain that we can do it. We want all to work for a clean city, which will contribute to the healthful ness of the community, and labor for a beautiful city so that Walla Walla shall be a source of justifiable pride of her citizens of the present and the future. We want to create a senti ment in that direction and secure the hearty support of the people. In a few days we will take up the work and You Get Today's News Today in The Statesman. GOV. CURRY ALL RIGHT Reports His Battle With the Pulajanes WON SPLENDID VICTORY Captain Jones of the Constabu lary Lost Half of His Com mand—Americans Safe MANILA, March 26. —Governor Cur ry is safe and well. He reports to the government as follows: "We had a hard fight, in which Cap tain Jones of the constabulary lost half his command, gaining a magnificent victory under the greatest odds. The Pulajanes fired and charged while un der a flag of truce and promising to surrender. With the assistance of fed eral troops we will be able to exter minate the fugitives. The natives of Samar are in sympathy with us and are lending aid from every town. Judge Lobinger and all other Ameri cans are safe." General' Wood has sent federal troops to aid the constabulary and has given the native soldiers Jorgen sens to replace the antiquated rifles they have eben using. stop the break. Further breaks are expected this afternoon, which may flood the lower section of the city. Trains Make Long Detour. SALT LAKE, Utah, March 26.—A1l business on the Salt Lake route is now diverted via Ogden from Sacramento to Los Angeles, owing to washouts covering a hundred miles of track west of Caliente. It will be ten days before the track is repaired. San Jacinto in Path of Floods. RIVERSIDE, Cal., March 26.—The city of San Jacinto that a few years ago was nearly destroyed by an earth quake is threatened with a new danger. The San Jacinto river has changed its course and is coming with irresistible force toward the town. Hundreds are working to avert the danger. A cloud burst in the mountains added to the immense volume of water in the river. It is feared that nothing can stand before the rush of waters. hope to carry it along with the great est of success." Secretary Menkus has received from the One Hundred and Fifty Thousand club of Spokane a letter showing how the work of beautifying that city was taken up, and from it many valuable pointers have been obtained. Many of the plans will be used in Walla Walla by the local organization. To I ntarast Children. The women and children of this city are to be enlisted in the movement and all citizens will be asked to lend a helping hand. The planting of trees, laying out driveways, lawns and parks will be suggested. Keeping streets and alleys clean, enforcement of city ordinances relative to such matters and public sanitation will bp sug gested. Walla Walla is now renowned for its beautiful surroundings and its attractive homes, but the members of the Fifty Thousand club believe that much work yet is needed to make the city perfect in this connection. NUMBER 265.