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tuiT?& VOLUME XXXII. INK cm LEADER OF HOLY ROLLERS, KILLED TODAY 111 SEATTLE WAS SHOT BY AN EX-CONVICT Claimed Creffieid Had Rein ed His Two Sisters. CAREER OF CREFFIEID Claimed to Be Jeremiah—Creat ed Scandal at Corvallis—Was Tarred and Feathered. Seattle, Wash., May 7. —Frank E. Creffieid, leader of the Holy Rollers, was shot and killed in the street here this morning by George Mitchell of Portland, who asserts that Cref tleld ruined two of his sisters. Cref tield created a sensation here anil in Oregon two years ago as head of # the new religious sect. Mitchell was re r. inly released from the Oregon peni- tentiary History of Rollers. Creffieid two years ago was the cen tra! figure of a scandal at .Corvallis, in which a number of his women .follow ers were involved. Sheriff Hart's fam ily joined the Holy Rollers and most of the meetings were held at his house, which was stripped of all fur niture and ornaments. Finally the people of the town became so enraged at the disgraceful conduct of Creffieid and his dupes that they tarred and feathered him and rode him out of the town on a rail. He fled to Seattle. Two weeks ago he passed through Oorvallis on his way to the coast not far from Yaquina bay to form a sum ini'r camp for his followers. Several women from Corvallis joined hm there. The settlers in the neighborhood of the ramp pot wind of what was coming ami they invited Crefßeld and his col ony to leave. They left without cere mony. Presumably Crefßeld returned to Seattle, where he has met his fate • t the hands of a man whose sisters he had wronged. Creffield claimed to be the reincarnation of Jeremiah and the lamentations of Jeremiah were imitated in the antics of the Holy Rollers. Crefßeld also claimed to be "Joshua the high priest" and that in the future he would be "Elijah." He organized the sect In 1303. Over one hundred joined and many went insane. He ad vocated free love. His disciples were principally women. SPENDS $500,000 TO MAKE MINE. Hardin Has ths Largest Enterprise of the Kind in Hills. GALENA. S. D„ May 7.—The largest mining enterprise ever put on foot in the Black Hills is that under way by the Branch Mint Mining & Milling I'ompany with ground near this city. For two years Manager James Hardin '■■■■> been working on this ground, and ■ "iit-y in the neighborwhood of 5500,000 lias been expended. The company owns - <">0 acres, practically all of which is patented and extensive development work has been done. An ore body 200 feet wide of syan iding ore of good grade has been en countered and shows up well on the 100. 300 arid 350-foot levels. It occurs in the slates and has every evidence of permanency. The value of its ore will average $4 and the character and occurrence of the ore is similar to that of the Homestake. ,A tunnel 1,800 feet in length connects the bottom of this shaft with the 300-foot level of the t'nion Hill shaft. In this latter shaft "re has been encountered which is an extension of the Gilt Edge Maid ore body. A third ore body, also porphy ritic in character, gives in spots ex ceedingly high assays and is very rich throughout. The evening Statesman It Is the plan of the company to work all these bodies from wall to wall, averaging the low-grade ore with the high-grade after the manner of the Homestake company. A 120-stamp mill has been built and will be in operation by the first of July. As much of this ore is soft, it is estimated that the average crushing capacity of the stamp will be not less than five and one half tons. This will give the mill a capacity of about 700 tons of ore ev ery twenty-four hours. The company has never missed a pay day, and with the mountains of ore which it possesses and its splendid equipment, will make a record. Investigating Insurance Scandals. NEW YORK, N. Y„ May 7—The special grand jury called to investi gate insurance matters began its la bors this afternoon. The grand jury began by investigat ing the purchase of supplies by the Mutual Life Insurance company. Jer ome said that Fields is willing to ap pear as a witness. Three employes of 'he Mutual Life were examined today. Chess Player Diet of Excitement. ST. LOUIS, May 7— Max Judd, for mer minister to Austria, one of the best known chess players, died today of heart disease superinduced by excite ment over the chess tournament pro gressing here. He had been warned by physicians not to play.. DOCK 111 SUTTEE DODOS property Loss Is Estimated at $300,000. IS STARTED FROM CARTRIDGES THE GOVERNMENT TRANSPORT SHERMAN HAD NARROW ES- CAPE FROM BURNING. SEATTLE. Wash., May 7—The Ar- lington dock was practically destroyed by lire at 3:30 this morning. The loss is thre hundred thousand dollars. The explosion of cartridges was the sup- posed cause. Ttie army transport Sherman lying alongside, was saved by the excellent discipline of the crew. The vessel's cargo stored on the dock for shipment to the Orient, was a com plete loss. Governor General Assassinated. ODESSA, May 7. —Zheltonovlski, governor general of Elizavagrad, was assassinated this morning by a revo- lutionist bomb. COMMISSIONERS IN SESSION TODAY Awarding of contracts for County Sup- plies Postponed Until Tomor- row—Much Routine Business. Owing to the absence of Chairman Morrow, the county commissioners, who met in regular monthly session at the commissioners' rooms this morning, postponed the letting of contracts for county supplies until tomorrow. The commissioners arranged at the last meeting to open bids and award con tracts today and in anticipation of this a stack of bids from Walla Walla firms were on file this morning. The schedule of opening bids was arrangeu as follows: Fuel, 9 a. m.; poor and sick, 9:30 a. m.; burials, 10 a. m.; lum ber, 10:30 a .m.; printng, 2 p. m.; ad vertising, 2:30 p. m. The commissioners spent the day auditing current bills and transacting routine business. THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. HGHT BEGINS ON STANDARD Attorney General of Ohio Prepares for Action. HE SAW ROOSEVELT TODflf How the Standard Monopoly Crushes Out Competition by Fictitious Companies. COLUMBUS, 0., May 7—Attorney General Ellis has joined with Presi dent Roosevelt in a fight against the Standard Oil. Prosecutions based on unlawful methods used in Ohio by the Standard to crush out competition will follow. Ellis is today consulting with the president. A special coun sel's report shows that the Standard operates in this state under five dif ferent names, which the reports calls "pirating, fictitious companies which destroy competition by underselling thus preventing any real independents (Irom doing business." SUIT IS SENSATIONAL. Butterfield Says His Wife's Affections Were Stolen. NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., May 7 — A sensational suit was filed here yes terday, involving members of some of the wealthiest and most highly re spected families of this city and of Hamburg, lowa. Charles D. Butterfleld, cashier of the Farmers' National Bank of Hamburg, is asking damages of $30,000 from M. E. Catron, cashier of the Farmers' bank of this city, for alienating the affec tions •of the plaintiff's wife. It is charged that by correspondence and telephone Catron succeeded in inducing the plaintiff's wife to meet him clan destinely in Omaha and other places, and further, that Catron eventually succeeded in inducing Mrs. Butterfleld to file a suit for divorce, Catron engag ing the attorneys and paying the CcJiirt costs. C. D. Butterfleld has been a resident of Hamburg for many years, and is reputed to be worth several hundred thousand dollars. M. E. Catron, the defendant, is the son of one of the wealthiest men in this county, and has been cashier In his father's bank for several years. He secured a divorce early in 1904, a few months after the alleged intimacy between him and Mrs. Butterfleld commenced. The charges made by Catron against his wife at the time he secured his divorce created a sensation, as she was a leader in society and a member of one of the best families in the city. The wife and her family were so br??Ten up over the affair that they moved to Kansas Cit}*, where the wife married again. In his petition Mr. Butterfield says he gave his wife $24,000 when they separated and she left his home. Dam la Giving Way. SACRAMENTO, May 7.—The dam formed by a landslide on Cache creek is gradually giving away. The first berak occurred last night. No danger by a flood is expected unless the dam should reform. Miners Meet Operators. NE WYORK, N. Y., May 7.—The miners sub-cpmmittee began a con ference at 2 p. m. with the anthracite operators committee. Both sides made concessions. The operators agreed to take back all the men who were not guilty of violence during the suspension of work. An award of Gray anthracite arbitration | commission will be the bases of the ESTABLISHED 1861 working agreement. It is learned the agreement will run for three years. The miners will return to .work as soon as practicable. The conference ended at 3:20 p. m. It was announced that an agreement had been reached and that a statement would be issued. President Baer was cheerful when the meeting ended. LEITER ESTATE LOOTED. CHICAGO, 111., May 7. —Burglars last night looted the vault of the Levi Z. Leiter's estate. Securities valued at one hundred and fifty thousand dol lars are said to be missing. Jay Gould Wins Again. LONDON, May 7. —In the amateur court tennis championship contest to day, Jay Gould beat A. Fennel, seven to one. Cigarmakers Strike. BOSTON, Mass., May 7. —Twelve hundred cigar makers struck here this morning. Forty employers of five hundred men signed the scale. Coal Miners Return. SHAMOKIN, Penn., May 7.—Em ployees resumed work in the collieries in this vicinity today, making repairs preparatory to the early resumption of mining coal. HIBRIRRN OFFICIALS HERE Paid Visit to Walla Walla Yesterday Morning. INSPECT THE NEW RAILROAD SITE WELL PLEASED WITH LOCATION FOR NEW PASSENGER STA- TION FOR O. R. & N. A -number of the officials of the Har riman system spent several hours in Walla Walla yesterday, having come to the Garden City in a special train from Portland. While here they went over the grounds for the proposed new de pot and inspected the location for the new sidetracks and other improve ments to be made in Walla Walla the coming summre by the Oregon Rail road & Navigation company. They ex pressed themselves as being highly pleased with the location for the new depot. The party was composed of General Manager J. P.O'Brien, of the O. R. Sc. N.; William Mahl, comptroller of the Harriman system, with headquarters at Chicago; T. F. Walsh, superintend ent of the Washington lines of the O. R. & N; D. W. Campbell, superintend ent of the lines in Oregon; J. F. Gra ham, superintendent of the O. R. & N. motive power; J. H. Robb, division engineer. RATE HEARING WAS POSTPONED Commission Will Not Take Up Walla Walla Complaint at Colfax, June 6. The "joint rate" hearing set for June 6 by the railroad commission at Colfax will probably go over to some indefinite date in the future, says a dis patch from Olympia. A letter received from Commissioner John Lawrence states that he will not be home until the middle of the month. , As the papers have not been prepared and as the law requires a thirty-days notice before a hearing can be had which would require that they be served this week for the June 6 hear ing. Secretary Lysons says he believes the hearing will be postponed. No in formation has been received as to the views of Commissioners Fairchleld and McMlllin on the matter. MONDAY, MAY 7, 1906 OAKLAND BANKS IN FINE SHAPE Deposits Since Fire Have Increased $20,000,000. IRE BUSY NI6HT AND DM It Is Predicted That Oakland Will Become a Permanent Financial Center. OAKLAND, May 7.—Since resuming business the deposits of the Oakland banks will exceed payments by over twenty millions. The banks are over- taxed and their forces are working day and night. Every bank reports a large number of country correspond ents added. This city will undoubtedly be one of the leading financial centers of the coast for years to come. 'Frisco Water Front Fire. SAN FRANCISCO, May 7—A fire which necessitated calling out 200 blue jackets and marines stationed along the water front and for a time threat ened the saved portion of the city front extending from Union street to Second and Brannan, occurred late last night from spontaneous combustion in a large brick building on Filbert and Sansome streets occupied by the Gib raltar Warehouse. The fire had its origin among thousands of rolls of wall paper. The fire raged fiercely a couple of hours. Great headway was gained by the fire and in a strong northwest wind it spread to the ruins adjacent to frame buildings. All along the water front ships moored at the docks lay in the path of the fire and their destruction seemed imminent. Among the vessels threatened were the Pacific Coast Steamship com pany's steamers Curacao and Umatil la, the Pacific Mail steamer City of Para, the Japanese liner Nippon Maru. the Oceanic steamer Sonoma, and the United States war vessels Chicago, Boston, Burnside and Princeton. The health board has again issued a warning to the people to take the strictest sanitary precautions. The Daily News, the last paper published in San Francisco and the first re-es tablished in the city, was issued today without outside help. The municipal fund for street clean ing is almost exhausted and unless additional funds are provided, work will have to stop within the next four days. A number of banks opened for business today. The Red Cross re ports ample food on hand and no suf fering in prospect in the immediate future. Blasting in the ruins on Market street was resumed this morning. The wnd blew strong Sunday, cracking and rendering more dangerous a number of walls. Hundreds of additional men went to work this morning clearing the debris. The demand for carpenters exceeds the supply, many anxious to begin the construction of temporary buildings today being unable to hire men. Many refuse to work so long as they are supplied with food and sleeping quarters, but with a better systemization of the distribution of supplies from which able-bodied men will be excluded, scores now loafing will be forced to work. Animals as Spectators. NEW YORK, May 7. —"Joe" Weber will celebrate the tenth anniversary of his first appearance in Weber's music hall with his old law partner, Lew Fields, by giving a special performance. One of the unusual features of the per formance will be that the two lower stage boxes will be occupied by ani mals. In the right-hand stage box will be the little trick elephant, ap pearing in ..A Society Circus" at the Hippidrome. The elephant will be ac companied by his regular attendant and a verterinary physician, in case "Joe" Weber's jokes should have an injurious effect upon the Utile ele phant. The box on the other side of the stage will be occupied by two of the performing ponies of the Hippo drome. The animals will be dressed to gaudy costumes for the occasion so that the modesty of the rest of the audience may not be shocked. Price of Coal Reduced. NEW HAVEN. Conn.. May 7. —Hard coal was reduced one dollar per ton here today. Rioting in Gaudaloupe. WASHINGTON. D. C., May 7.—Con- Bowen at Gaudaloupe, French West Coast Indies, reports rioting there dur ing the elections. Pennsylvania K. of C. Meet. WILLIAM SPORT, Pa., May 7.—More than two hundred delegates from all parts of Pennsylvania are gathered here to attend the annual convention of the Knights of Columbus of tills, state. Among those present are many distinguished members of the order. The opening meeting was held this morning In the Knights of Columbus hall on Fourth and Pine streets. This evening there will be a grand recep tion in honor of the visiting delegates. WILL OPEN THE NEW ROOMS Commercial Club Will Entertan Citizens Torrofow Night GOOD PROGRAM IS D r ING ARRANGED HEADQUARTERS IN RANSOM BUILDING HAVE BEEN TASTILY ARRANGED. All arrangements have been com pleted for the official opening of the new rooms of the Walla Walla Com mercial club in the Ransom building tomorrow night. All of the members have been notified to attend and an in vitation has been extended to all citi zens to be present. The board of directors are arrang ing a nice program for the occasion. There will be speeches by a number of prominent members and music by an orchestra. The rooms have been furnished in splendid shape and the place now pre sents a very attractive appearance. The membership of the club is rapidly increasing and the organization is now on a better footing than ever before. FORIER WALLA WALLA BOY MARRIED Frank N. Parker Takes a Papular Young Lady of The Dalles, for Bride. At The Dalles. Saturday night, Frank Parker, son of Colonel and Mrs. Frank J. Parker, was married to Miss Clara Terresse Nlckleson of The Dalles. The ceremony was performed at the Zlon Evangelical Lutheran church and was attended by a large number of rel atives and friends of the bride and groom. The next morning after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Parker left for San Francisco which will be their fu ture home. The groom was born in Walla Walla and was at one time con nected with the Evening Statesman when Colonel Parker was owner of the paper, but is now employed by the Pa cific Mail company. 4 O'CLOCK EDITION FRISCO MUST STAND ALONE Congress Will Not Guaran tee Her Bonds. it is Kmsmun The President iThii Morning Signed the Bill Civing Alaska Delegate in Congress. WASHINGTON. D. C., May 7—The senate committee on finance today unanimously reported adversely to the Newland's resilution providing for the creation of a Joint commission to con sider measures to extend financial aid to San Francisco through guaranteeing city improvement bonds. They re ported that the "proposition is without the legitimate province of congressional action and inexpedient." The president has signed the bill providflig for" a del egate to congress from Alaska. t Senators Carter, Flint, Perkins and Ankeny, consulted with Roosevelt in reference to the railroad rate bill. The president sent for the senators. The senate today considered the terms of the railroad rate bill applic able to private car 6. The house claims committee voted down a proposition to allow the claims of the heirs of victims of the Slocum disaster. The report of the international waterways commission for the preser vation of Niagara Falls, was sent to congress today. It recommends that the water to be taken from the river be limited and that a treaty be nego tiated with Canada to limit the diver sion. Ordered to Gaudaloupe. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 7.—The gunboat Scorpion has been ordered to Guadaloupe to protect American inter ests. The house adopted an order making the pure food and naturalization bills privileged matters and providing a night session for the consideration of the bill to codify the criminal laws. No Mors Passes. WASHINGTON, May7.—The senate has passed the Culbertson anti-pass amendment Jo the railroad rate bill making It a misdemeanor and provid ing a penalty for any railroad which free transportation to anyone but Its own employes, ministers. Inmates of hospitals and eharltable Institutions. MOTHER KILLS DAUGHTER. n Home of One of the Four Hundred NEW YORK, N. Y., May 7.—Miss Agatha Waters, a young member of the "Four Hundred" was shot and killed early this morning in bed, by her mother. Mary Waters, aged 52, wife of a prominent banker. The mother then committed suicide. It is believed that the mother was temporarily in sane. Murdered by Burglars. NEWBRIGHTEN, Staten Island. May 7. —Charles Shier, and Henry H. Rogers, the confidential man and the president of the Richmond Light and Railroad company, were shot to death by burglars in their home here today. Receiver at Missoula. WASHINGTON. D. C.. May 7.—Ed ward A. Winstaley has been appointed receiver of public moneys at Missoula, llont . NUMBER 301 of Gotham.