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Get Quick rvo.u.7ii>. VOLUME XXXII. KNOX ATTACKS THE HEPBURN RATE BILL BE INVALID . HE DECLARES Unconstitutional Wilhout Court Review Feature IT WOULD BE TYRANNICAL Former Attorney General Tells Why He Cannot Vote for Bill as it Now Stands WASHINGTON, D. C.. March 28.J— Senator Knox in a speech on the rate bill this afternoon said: "The Hepburn bill is unconstitu tional. Judicial review of all contro versies is a right wrested from tyrants centuries ago. The court function is a balance wheel between contending passions and policies. This right is imw established beyond the power of t rants in whatever guise they may come. It is incomprehensible to me why persons should advocate a bill clearly unconstitutional and refuse to permit explicit provision for judicial review." Consular Service Scandals. The president has barred to congress •scandalous conditions in the consular service. John Goodnow, former consul general at Shanghai, and Robert Mc- Wade, former consul at Canton, are made the subjects of official com plaints. Eighty-two charges are made against Goodnow in connection with the collection of claims. McWade is charged with issuing false Chinese cer tificates. The complaints are in the report of Third Assistant Secretary of State Pierce, who investigated the ori ental consulates. The president argues that systematic supervision is the most essential requisite. Consul Gen eral Wilcox at Hankow is recommend ed as a useful officer. Unfavorable re ports are made concerning Commercial Agent Greener at Vladivostok. FLOODS IN IOWA. Cities of Cedar Falls and Waterloo Suffer. WATERLOO. la.. March 28.—The Cedar river rose seven feet this morn ing and flooded the business district, doing $100,000 damage. The levee was broken and the Y. M. C. A. stores and residences flooded. Hundreds are FLOATER, FOUND 111 SHAKE, BROUGHT TO WILLI WALU The body of an unknown man. found floating in Snake river above the new Ainsworth bridge yesterday afternoon, was brought to Walla Walla over the W. & O. R. this morning by Under taker E. F. Hennessy. The remains, which were badly discolored and muti lated by coming in contact with rocks in the river, were taken to the under taking parlors. Coroner Smith will probably hold an inquest after in vestigating the probable cause of the man's death. On several time books found in the dead man's clothes appeared the names J. Severson, Rosalia, Wash.; E. J. Peterson, Penewawa, and S. J. Fritz. The sum of J6.90 and a pack age of plugcut tobacco constituted the man's effects. The body when found was dressed in a pair of overalls and rough coat, and it is believed the man was a laborer employed on railroad construction work between Riparia and Lewiston. Undertaker Hennessy, who examined the body when it was taken from the river yesterday evening, declared that there was no water in the man s lungs and the authorities suspect that he THE EVENING STATESMAN homeless, the railroads are under water and all roads are blocked. A hundred thousand dollars damage has been done at Cedar Falls, la. It is believed the worst is over. BIG FIRE AT JOHNSTOWN. The Loss Is Estimated at Six Hundred Thousand Dollars. JOHNSTOWN, Pa., March 28.—Fire this morning destroyed three business blocks in Main, Bedford and Clinton streets and damaged others. It was under control at 8 o'clock. The loss is $600,000. The Swank Hardware com pany, six stories, suffered the main loss. TRY IT OVER AGAIN. Pittsburg Steel Magnate Reconciled to Divorced Wife. DENVER. Colo., March 28.—1t is reported that Lawrence Phipps, the steel multimillionaire, has been recon ciled to his divorced wife and that they will remarry and live in Califor nia. Phipps has gone to San Fran cisco. It is reported his wife has ar ranged to go for an indefinite stay in the sani'i place. ROCKEFELLER IS QUITE ILL Brother William in France Summoned Home ALLEGED CABLE QUOTED Condition of Elder Brother Rep resented to be Discouraging —Story Not Confirmed NEW YORK. N. Y., March 28.—A cable from France says that William Rockefeller left San Remo to board a steamer for New York in answer to a dispatch from John D. saying: "I am ill. My condition is not encouraging." This is not confirmed at the Standard Oil offices. Prince Arthur at Victoria. VICTORIA, B. C., March 28. —Prince Arthur was driven through the city environs in a tallyho last evening. He will be given a state dinner tonight at the government house. might have met with foul play. There are several ugly bruises on the head, although these might have been caused by rocks in the river. A report was received from Riparia last night that a brakeman named King employed on the Riparia branch had disappeared from that place a week ago Sunday and it was thought that perhaps the man found in the Snake yesterday might have been King. This, however, is hardly believed by Coroner Smith, as from the appearance of the body found yesterday it had not been in the water over four or five days. The man found Usterday is about 5 feet 10 inches in height, weighs close to 180 pounds, has sandy moustache and was of an athletic build. Boyle Is Man's Name. Special to The Statesman: RIPARIA, Wash., March 28.—The name of the man found in Snake river near Ainsworth bridge yesterday afternoon was James Boyle, a laborer in the employ of Erickson & Peterson, the railroad contractors. Boyle fell off the Riparia bridge on March 18 and was drowned. Although search was THE EVENING STATESMAN,WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 1906. PROMINENT H MEASURE IBIHIC HINT Oscar Drumheller. Dr. H. R. Key lor, Thomas Drumheller, Councilman Cox and a number of other prominent citizens measured the thickness of the bitulithic pavement laid in front of the Walla Walla hospital this morning and conclusively proved the contentions of The Statesman that the Warren Con struction company has not, in at least several instances, followed the specifi cations under which the pavement was laid. An excellent opportunity was afford ed this morning to citizens interested in the paving controversy to satisfy themselves as to the merits of the bitulithic pavement laid in Walla Walla. Water Superintendent Knight commenced laying a water main in Spokane street, and to make connec tions with the Alder street trunk line it was necessary to take out a section of the bitulithic pavement about 30 feet in length and IS inches in width in front of the hospital. As soon as the force of excavators commenced cutting out the pavement prominent citizens visited the scene and took the measurements. Only in one place was the pavement found to be up to the required thickness, six inches of fin ished product, and the thickness ranged from four to six and a half made for the body, it was not recov ered and it evidently floated down stream to where it was found yester day. Identification was made through Boyle's teeth, two being missing from the upper jaw. The general descrip tion also tallies with the man found yesterday. DATE FOR CONFERENCE SET Secession Question ill be Dis cussed at Waitsburg APRIL 10 IS THE DATE SELECTED WALLA WALLA COMMITTEE WILL MAKE EFFORT TO FORE- STALL MOVEMENT. A report received from Waitsburg this morning was to the effect that the Improvement club of that city had re ceived the communication addressed to it by President Catron, of the Walla Walla Commercial club asking for a conference on the question now being agitated for the cutting off of a town ship in the eastern end of Walla Walla ccunty and attaching it to Columbia c:»unty, and that April 10 had been set for the date. The information was conveyed to the special committee appointed by Fresident Catron, and the committee will arrange for several of its mem bers to go to Waitsburg at that time. The committee propose to go loaded down with information to prove the contention that Waitsburg would not gain anything by going into Columbia county, but on the other hand would bo benefited greatly by remaining in this county. Passengers Shaken Up. LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 28 — There was a collision of Santa Fe pas senger trains at Cosenino. Arizona, last night. The trains were running slow. The passengers were shaken up. A score were bruised, but none were killed. ESTABLISHED 1861 inches, the average being found to be five inches. Average Was Five Inches. "I took six measurements and found the average to be but five inches." Oscar Drumheller, president of the Drumheller company, said. "The thick ness ran all the way from four inches to six inches, but in only one spot did I find the pavement six and a. half inches thick." While Mr. Drumheller was taking the measurements Councilmen Cox and Bridges were present, and Mr. Cox put the rule on the pavement in several places to satisfy himself. When questioned as to their opinion. Councilman Bridges stated that the councilmen had decided not to discuss the subject, - but added significantly that it might be well to agitate the scheme of Walla Walla owning its own paving plant, but neither he nor Mr. Cox disputed the accuracy of Mr. Drumheller's measurements when they were made. Dr. H. R. Keylor and Thomas Drum heller both measured the pavement in different places and found it to run from four to six and a half inches in thickness. At the crown of the street, where traffic is heaviest, the greatest thickness found was not to SIX 111 SLAIN IN TENEMENT Mysterious Fight in a Min neapolis Hovel SEVEN GREEKS ARRESTED Priestly Robes and Much Coin Found in House Where the Battle Occurred MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., March 28.— Six Italians were murdered in a hovel on Tenth avenue south last night. The police heard the fight and saw eight men run from the building. The offi cers thought the trouble had ended and left. This morning some one entered and found four bodies hacked to pieces with knives. In the basement were found two more bodies. No trace of the murderers has been found. Nine men rented the house two months ago. Their movements were mysterious. The victims evidently fought for their lives: There was no robbery, for a box was found with $500 in Italian coins, $400 in American coins and a $375 check in favor of "Nicoli Demtri." A grip bearing that name contained the expensive robes of a priest of the Greek-Catholic church, also French, Italian, Greek and Turkish passports and addresses or- a card case, which read "315 Austin avenue, Chicago; Lincoln, Illinois, box 345; New Salem, N. D.; also the name Kreisten Rovko. New Salem, N. D." Other grips belonging to Araco Demtri, Dakon Capiona and Cami Teay were found containing Catholic priestly garments. Seven Greeks have been arrested in connection with the murders. They were found in a shack in St. Paul, one terribly slashed and the others cut and bruised. The gang were not Italians, but are believed to be mostly from exceed five inches, and in the main only four and a half inches. The bind er had not percolated down through the gravel base and pieces of crushed rock were easily picked out with the fingers. City Engineer Wilson visited the scene and had to acknowledge that the pavement was not six inches in thickness all over as called for in the specifications, although the engineer did not put a rule on the pavement, as it was clearly apparent that the re quired thickness had not been obtained in places. Witnessed by Councilman. Councilman Cox. who was present when Mr. Drumheller took the meas urements. was not inclined to talk of the matter when seen this afternoon, stating that the council had appointed a committee, composed of Councilmen JlcKean, Bridges and Bachtold. to in vestigate the pavement, and that the other councilmen had decided not to "butt in." as it might have a tendency to embarrass the committee In making a report. Mr. Cox. however, said he found the' pavement to run from five to seven inches in thickness, the aver age being about six inches. He added that the specifications called for pave ment six inches thick all over. Balkan states and are believed to be in a political or religous plot. The Chicago Grain Market. CHICAGO, 111., March 28.—Wheat. 77%@77c; corn, 43 1 /&@44*4c; oats, 29%@30%c. ADAMS FAILS 10 MAKE GOOD Confessed Dynamiter Does Not Find Explosives THE* WERE HIOCEN IN SAWMILL OLD BUILDING IS NOW BEING USED AS A STABLE—SEARCH NOT YET ABANDONED. 1 POCATELLO, Ida., March 28.—Up to noon today the search for alleged concealed explosives in an abandoned " sawmill described in the confession of 1 Steve Afiams failed to reveal anything 1 important. Workmen digging over the ground found nothing but the glass ? i I stopper of a bottle and the remains of a tin bucket. Adams insists this is the location where he buried the package, but he cannot remember the point in ) the building in which the explosives were concealed. The old building Is now used as a stable and many parts r are so changed as to confuse Adams. > It is believed that if stuff was hidden 1 is was done by others who told Adams, 1 who now claims to have been the ' original plotter. The search will be ' continued until the w r hole ground in ' the vicinity has been covered. : CUT OFF WITH FORTY CENTS. i Joseph Medill Patterson Disowned by Father. J MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 28 — Victor Berber, national committeeman ■ for the social democrats, is authority ! for the statement that Joseph Medill r Patterson has been cut off by his father with 40 cents on account of 1 espousing socialism. He says Joseph r intends to make his own living by ? writing and speaking. I . Patterson Denies It. i CHICAGO, 111., March 28.—Joseph Patterson denies that he has been cut iff by his father and that he is going to start a daily socialistic paper. FELL FROM CHURCH STEEPLE. Two Men Dropped 104 Feet at Dayton, Ohio. DAYTOX. 0.. March 28.—George Al lison and Charles Saunders fell from a church steeple this morning 104 feet and were killed. Cyclone at New Orleans. NEW ORLEAXS. La., March 28. —A cyclone struck the fair grounds race track this afternoon and struck terror to the people. Xo one is reported killed. The Dukes Divorced. XEW YORK. X. Y.. March 28.— Brodie L. Duke was today granted a divorce today from Alice Webb Duke. Nobody Was Killed. TOPEKA. Kan., March 28.—Officials of the Santa Fe deny that any one was killed, but say that perhaps some persons were hurt in the Ashford col lision. HABEAS CORPUS FOR PERKINS Supreme Court of New York Takes a Hand II TEST CASE FOR JEROME Former Vice President of New York Life Under Arrest for Grand. Larceny NEW YORK, N. Y., March 28.— Justice Greenbaum, of the supreme court, this morning issued a writ of habeas corpus and certioari for George W. Perkins, who, he declares, is re strained without the order of a tribunal of proper jurisdiction. Officers were ordered to take Perkins into court immediately. The prisoner was taken into court. His defense is technical. Adjourn ment of the case was granted to Fri- day afternoon. The warrant upon which Perkins was arrested charged larceny. He was re leased from custody. His counsel re fused to talk. BENJAMIN BUTZ MET WITH FATAL ACCIDENT AT PASCO Benjamin Butz, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Butz. pioneer residents of Walla Walla, was run over by a switch engine at Pasco some time last night and died from the injuries re ceived this morning at Lamar station as he was being brought to Walla Walla on the Washington & Colum bia River Railway company's passen ger train. Found by Trainman. Just how the accident occurred is not known. Butz was found lying on the main line track of the Northern Pacific at Pasco about 3 o'clock this morning by a trainman, who was walk ing down the track toward the round house. Both legs were cut from the body, one arm broken and one foot was so' firmly fastened in a switch frog that it was necessary to use a crowbar to release the foot. As soon as he was extricated from the position Butz was taken to the depot and a physician called. The physicians did everything possible to relieve the suf ferings of the young man, an nounced that he could not live. He was unconscious and remained in that condition until he died. When the | You Get Today's News Today in The Statesman. WRANGLE OVER SCALE OFWAGES Miners and Operators Have Not Adjourned AN ACRIMONIOUS DEBATE One Operator Says That He Spends Ninety Days a Year Discussing Wage Question IXDIAXAP( >LIS, Ind., March 28.— The miners and operators this morn ing' resumed the consideration of J. H. Winder's motion to adopt the present wage scale with basing points at Dan ville, 111., and Hocking Valley, Ohio. The debate was acrimonious. A. J. Moorehead, an Illinois operator, said he has wasted 90 days each year in trying to adjust differences and mak ing agreements, which he declared the "miners break nearly every day in the year." , r Walker, mi -miner, replied, declaring that 1 Moorehead's re marks were for effect. He said such statements were worthy of a person who never saw the interior of an Illi nois mine. His statements were abso lutely false and could not be sub stantiated. Mitchell entered the debate vigorous ly. He told the operators that they would have to give the public better reasons for refusal of the miners' de mands than they have done so far. Mitchell demanded to know the re lations of the companies represented and the railroads. He put pertinent questions calling on them for a show down for the statement that they were unable financially to grant the miners' demands. Several operators answered, some frankly admitting that their mines are owned by the roads and others denying railroad connection. The debate was brought out by Operator Hammond, of Illinois, saying he would be glad to have a committee appointed 'by President Roosevelt or the miners' committee to investigate the books. Mitchell demanded to knrtw if this ap plied to the books of the Rock Island railroad. There was an exhaustive discussion of the proposed investiga tion. It is likely that all branches of mining will be investigated. W. & C. R. train left Pasco he was placed on a stretcher and taken into the baggage car. He gradually grew weaker as the train proceeded toward Walla Walla and when the train reach ed Lamar station he breathed his last. Left Walla Walla Last Night Butz left Walla Walla last night for Pasco on the W. & C. R. Being unable to secure a bed, Butz was last seen walking about the town. It is supposed that he started for the depot and in crossing the track he stumbled and fell across the rails in front of a swicth engine, which passed over his legs. The young man was about 25 years old and was born and reared in Walls Walla. Not First Accident. Last fall while riding on a passenger train near Wallace young Butz fell from a coach, sustaining a number of severe injuries. After lying along the track all night in a fierce rainstorm he , managed to reach Wallace by crawling into the place. He was picked up and taken care of by the city authorities and then sent to his home in Wall*. Walla. i . , . .. M « k - kit.- £■> —JL Ori* NUMBER 267.