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WALLA WALLA'S PENNY PAPER
THERE IS NO COMBINATION ACCORDING TO WHEAT BUYER Local Dealer Has Never Been Handicapped By Any Restrictions and Has Paid Above X' V Price •As far as I know there is no com bination of grain buyers,', said a prom inent grain buyer of this city today. "There have been no restrictions plac on me and if there is a combination 1 am not in it." "Indication* do not point to the fact that there is any combination of grain buyers. At Dayton recently there have been sold in the neighborhood of 500,- - of barley and it is under stood the Kcrr-Gifford people got more than half of this. The price paid was something like $1.00 per hundred, al though it started at a much lower price than that. If there had been any combination the price would have re mained at fli 1-2 cents where it started and would not have been forced up 7 cents by competition. "I have never been handicapped by any combination restrictions and have usually been able to pay a little more than the other bidder which I certain ly could not have done had there been a combination. "Is it not true, however, that there Is more competition here than else where, in the Palouse, for instance?" was asked. As to that I do not know. There is competition in that country, that I Know, and when we buy grain in ware houses there we have trouble getting it out. But as to the extent of the STEEL MAGNATE KILLS HIMSELF GEORGE W. DELAMATER TAKES HIS LiFE AFTER BROODING OVER SON'S DEATH. PITTSBURG, Pa.. Aug. 7.—George \v. Delamater, former state senator and later candidate for governor of Penn sylvania on the republican ticket, shot and killed himself this afternoon in the office of the Pennsylvania Steel Tie company of which he was presi dent. Melancholia is supposed to have been the cause. He has been worrying over the death of his son who passed away a month ago. Letters were found on his person and are in the possession of the- coroner, which X is thought, contain the real cause of suicide. NEW LIBRARIAN 10 TAKE CHARGE Owing to Serious Illness of Her Mother Miss Smith Compe'led to Resign. ! - :•.!>•• of the continued and se lm ss of her mother. Miss Flor ■ S. Smith has requested of the li brary hoard that she be released from her engagement as city librarian for the coming year, and be allowed to accept an urgent offer from the li brary at Beatrice. Nebraska, where she Previously served, close to her home, : 1 this request has been granted. Miss Smith has made many friends in Walla Walla and has shown great ef v in her work and her request eived and granted with much board announces that as to her ssor they have been fortunate to engage Miss Ellen Garfield * of the John Crerar library, of SO. II!.. a graduate of the library of the University of Illinois. In ' lass of 1902 and very highly ommended by librarians who know ' qualifications and her person ty. She will assume charge of the IJ brary early in September. -Miss Lucile F. Fargo, who has so hiy served as assistant libra 'i:n and who is in full charge this '" win carry out her plan to a regular course of study in ■ work and will enter one vf the • rary schools in fha east in October M ss Lihby of Whitman college, an 1 w Kennedy of -no high s.-hool, will in the library during the year. THE EVENING STATESMAN com pet : t ii i ..no* say. "The price f gu< with us is reg ulated by Liverpoo .narket quotations being received he twice daily. As far as I know there is, and has been no combination among grain buyers. That, I think, is sufficiently demon strated by the competition but the season is too early to tell yet what the result is." "Why have the warehouse peopte put up prices when the farmers' ware house claims it is making money at 40 cents?" was another question asked. "Simply because it is not a paying proposition at the old price. The ware house here, where men can be obtain ed at short notice and steady men are not required all the time, can afrora to do it, perhaps, but other warehouses cannot. Our warehouse operators are offered the earnings of the house in stead of a salary in many cases but they would rather have the salary. It does not pay at 50 cents the year round. "In regard to the wheat of the hmt mer being shipped before he sells it, that is true in many places. Here, however, it Is piled In separate piles and the grain the farmer sells is de livered to the buyer. This is true in this entire district with the possible exception of Prescott. In this locality the buyer gets the grain he buys." ++++++++++++++++ + Fight Declared Off. + ♦ LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7.—The + + Burns-Gans fight was declared off + ♦ this afternoon on account of the ♦ ♦ illness of Burns. + ++++++++ + + + * + + + + FUNERAL OF MRS. WALKER. Body Shipped to Spokane Accompanied by Husband. Undertaker E. S. Hennessey this af ternoon shipped the remains of Mrs. Katie Walker, who died night before last at St. Mary's hospital, to Spokane for burial. Mrs. Walker died Monda*' night at the hospital of hemhorrage following typhoid fever. She was born in Nevada and was the daughter of Joseph Fray. She is survived by her husband. J. W. Walker, who accompanied the body to Spokane. WRECK OF BERLIN EXPRESS FIFTY CASUALTIES REPORTED BUT DETAILS ARE LACKING —AMERICANS INJURED. BERLIN, Aug. 7.—An express train bound to Berlin from Hamburg, col lided with a freight train today at Tremessan. casualties includ ing several Americans are reported. Details of the accident are lacking. Twenty bodies were removed from the wreckage, which was half cleared away. An accurate list of the injured is unobtainable owing to confusion. The trains were running at a terrific rate. This is shown by the wa;| tiu engines wore demolished and the cars piled on top of each other. The head of a girl, severed by the glass, was found 50 feet from the track. Count Keiserlink is among those badly hurt, having been caught in the debris. Prince Alexander Pegotoff, two sons of Kaiserlink. and a Russian captain, are among the dead. DAVIS MAKES APPOINTMENTS ROECKER AND CASHATT ON LIST AND "JACK" WILL CATCH BICYCLES. The following patrolmen and special policemen were reccommended for duty on the Walla Walla police force by the Chief of Police Mike Davis in a com munication to the city council last night. A Patrolmen. Frank B. Morse. Fred erick Roeeker, William Buck. Charles \ndre. Ben Allen. S. D. McCauley. George Wilcox, Bert Cashatt. Bicycle policeman. Jack Lambert: Idle Hour, Thomas Doyle. The appointments were approved. VOLUME XXXVI. +++♦+++++++++++ ♦ Poor Telegraph Service. ♦ + CHICAGO. Aug. 7—Because ♦ ♦ of severe local storms in vari- ♦ ♦ous sections of the Mississippi ♦ ♦ valley telegraph facilities are ♦ ♦ greatly impaired. ♦ ++++++++ + ♦ + + + + + + ATTORNEYS STILL ANTAGONISTIC DARROW AND RICHARDSON RE FUSE TO BE ASSOCIATED IN DEFENSE AT BOISE. DENVER, Colo.. Aug. 7.—There has been no decision of the federation yet as to whether Darrow or Richardson will continue the defense at Boise. Darrow takes the same position as Richardson in rt fusing to act with others. Darrow says he would be glad to be relieved. Richardson has been the attorney for the federation for years. Richardson paves the way for retirement by saying Darrow repre sents the socialises who give the most money for the defense. The federation of miners will hold a meeting tonight to determine wheth er Darrow or Richardson will continue to have charge of the defense of Moyer and Pettibone. Darrow refuses to work with Richardson for the same reason that Richardson refuses to work with him. Darrow is willing to be re lieved. LABOR DAY AT MEADOR PARK TRANSPORTATION ASSURED AND COMMITTEE DECIDES IN FAVOR OF POPULAR RESORT. At a meeting of the general commit tee of the Trades and Labor council at the labor temple last night, it was formally decided to hold the labor day celebration at Meador Park. Manager Allen of the traction com pany was present at the meeting and agreed to furnish transportation fa cilities which would be ample for the crowd. SHELBY VILLE', fit, Aug. 7.— F. H. Holland and F"ank Anderson were killed by lightning last night while gathering hay. BY POOLING THE FARMERS GET BETTER PRICES As an instance of the combination of the warehouses existing, even last year the following example was cited today by a Walla Wallan who knows 1 the details and facts of the case. Last year at Hatton, in Adams j county just across the Franklin coun-j ty line, there were four warehouses' doing business. In these four ware-; houses were several lots of grain be- \ longing to farmers of that section and to whom each of the four warehouses; of that place offered 51 cents and only 51 cents. None of them would offer more and none offered' less. The far mers could not get any other price than the combine price although grain was higher in other places. Finally' they pooled their grain and sent a man to this city to consult in dependent buyers and see if a better price could not be obtained. As a re sult, they got 57 cents for their grain. ANNUAL MESSAGE OF MAYOR GEORGE KELLOUGR Promptly at eight o'clock last nighty George E. Kellough took his seat for his second term as mayor of Walla Walla and put in motion the wheels of the municipal government for an other 12 months with a resounding whack of the gavel with which he has become familiar by presiding at meetings of the council on an average of about once a week since his inau guration a year ago. Following the call of the roll which contained two new names. "Tommy" was instructed to read the mayor's an nual message, which was received with universal approval by the council and spectators. Following is the message spectators. Following is the message which covers recommendations for every department of the city govern ment: Following is Mayor Kellough's message in full: Walla Walla, Wash., Aug. 6. 1907. To the Honorable Council of the City of Walla Walla: Gentlemen —In presenting to you my second message. I wish to call your at tention to the condition in which you ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLLA, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1907. Meeting Tonight. Harvesters Killed. BONOS OE CITY WILL BE SOLD NO AGREEMENT WITH HARRIS COMPANY BUT OTHERS ARE WILLING TO INVEST. "Hot air!" said Councilman Dun ham of the finance committee when asked by a Statesman reporter what there was to the report that an agree ment had been reached with the Har ris bonding company whereby funds would be supplied and work on the city hall could proceed. "The work which was started this morning consists merely of lathing, the contract for which was let to George Snell by Contractor Bailey and the work which he has started in to do today will not represent an ex penditure of over $100. He started this work now because he was able to get men and he feared that should lie wait until the matter had been finally ad justed he might have difficulty get ting men who could do the work. •'Tnough no agreement has been reached there is no uneasiness felt by jthe contractors over the situation and j had they money of their own to put ' into the building, work would be pro gressing today. There is no doubt |that the matter of financing the build ing of the new city hall will be sett tied without difficulty. We are now in I negotiations with several companies I two of which seem very favorably in j clined. I think however, that the pro | position first made by the Harris peo- I pie is the best we will ever get. It was made when money was free and al most immediately after the contract had been signed the money market stiffened to the extent that it made the proposition a highly undesirable one from the Harris people's stand point." i Other Offers. The two companies which have shown the strongest disposition to take up the bonds rejected by the Harris people are the Title Guarantee & Trust Co., of Portland and E. H. Rollins & Son of Chicago. Just prior to his leaving for Port land, City Attorney Cain in investigat ing the city's case in the matter found a decision handed down by the su preme court of Washington in 1895, j which upheld the city of Vancouver. Washington in a case practically iden- | tical with the one in which the city j of Walla Walla is involved. J* SAYS THE WEATHER MAN. * ❖ Showers tonight and Thursday. * ********»>***** h 6 cents more than the price offered them by the warehouse combination. Independent buyers found that to buy grain they must be In the ware house business. They could not com pete with the warehouses, they had to have store room to get the wheat. When the grain was brought in they were receipted for No. 1 grain. When it was sold the buyer got what is No. 1 grain but instead of the maximum weight, if the grain was of the maxi mum weight, he got 58 pounds of wheat, the minimum for that grade. While in this locality the grain usu ally is piled in separate poles, in the neighboring localities it is piled all together and the buyer gets wheat the farmer never saw. Another fraud put up on the farmer is the advantage taken of the increase in the weight of wheat. Wheat, as any one who is posted knows, increases in find our city today. We have, during the past year made some improve ments that have added materially to the appearance and convenience of our city, but owing to the financial condi tions which have prevailed here there has not been as many civic improve ments as I would like to have seen. However, the improvements that have been made are substantial and will not have to be changed for a great many years to come. I trust that during the coming year, with the limited amount of money at your command, you will be able to ou'- strip the improvements made in the past and at the end of the year you will be able to point with pride to what you have accomplished during your term of office. I trust that while you are using your most earnest endeavors to keep the name of Walla Walla in the front rank of the progressive cities of the northwest you will also maintain her reputation as a city of law and order. I feel that during the past year the ordinances of the city have been en forced, and I hope you gentlemen will ♦+♦**♦**♦++***♦♦ [♦ Mother of Secretary 111. + + MILBI'RN, Mass.. Aug. 7.—Mrs. ♦ + Louisa M. Taft, mother of Secre- ♦ ♦tary Taft has suffered a relapse. ♦ ♦ Her condition is serious. She ♦ ♦ has been ill three weeks. + ++++++++ + + + + + + + + NEWSPAPER MAN HAS SHADY NOOK H. H. SHOWERMAN WILL QUIT PRINTING BUSINESS AND OPERATE DAIRY. One of the largest real estate deals of the summer was consummated this morning by the B. S. Woodruff real estate company in the sale of the Kendall dairy at College place to H. H. Showerman of this city, the con sideration being $14,000. The Kendall property embraces an 80-acre tract near College Place, and the Shady Nook dairy. The dairy is one of the best in the country and will be operated by Mr. Showerman along the same lines as it has al ways been. About 40 head of fine Jersey cows are included in the trans action and all the dairy fixtures. In the deal Showerman turned in all his city property valued at $7000 and will close his printing establish ment and devote his entire time to the dairy business. The balance of | the deal was for cash. Mr. Kendall will move to Walla Wal la and engage in business here, just what, he has not yet decided. SOUTH AND WEST FOR BRYAN DEMOCRATS OF GEORGIA WANT THE "BOY ORATOR" NOMINATED. WASHINGTON. Aug. 7.—Chairman James Griggs, of Georgia, of the dem ocratic congressional campaign com mittee, says Bryan can have the presidential nomination if he wants it. "The west and south will be for him," said Griggs. "Even if the east objects, those two sections will be strong enough in the conviction to control. If Bryan should decide not to run, the south will furnish a nominee. May Meet Deilvuk. TOKIO, Aug. 7. —Champion wrestler Sitaehiyama, starts today for Amerl- weight from one to four pounds per sack during the winter. Thus the far mer's wheat when taken out will weigh much more than when taken in. This the farmer never gets the advan tage of, it is pocketed by the ware housemen. "To say that the warehouse will mt pay at 50 cents is not true,' said an independent grain buyer today. "Per haps there are three, four, or perhaps half a dozen little system that do not pay, but there are so many more larger ones that do that the loss is more than made good. Warehouses pay and pay well at 50 cents; the farmers here are making money at 40 cents, and this raise of 25 cents is simply a hold-up on their part. Wages are no higher this year and other material is no costlier. This extra money taken from the farmers will amount to about $37,500." pay the same attention to this part of the work as did your predecessors. We may have some ordinances that are not what they ought to be: if ther* are any such ordinances we should re peal them, but while they remain, en force them. Give to every one a square deal: "Justice to all and favors to none." Guard yourselves in tWI particular and do not let personal pre judices enter into the consideration of the cases that may come before you Take each case upon i's own merit and work upon it to the best of your julgment. I feel that if you will do this ye>u will give the citizens of Wal la Walla an administration they will be proud of. We have a good start now for a city park and I feel sure that if you give the present commission a little encour agement it will be able to build up a system of parks which are so badly needed in the city. Let us try and do all we can for this improvement. The city, as a whole, is in a very good condition, and strangers coming (Continued on Page Two) NUMBER 343. ROCKEFELLER AND HARRIMAN TO EACE CRIMINAL CHARGE Standard Oil and Railway Magnates Will be Prosecuted as Result of Recent Disclosures I WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.-There is no longer any doubt that the federal grand jury which meets in Chicago, August 14, will inquire particularly into Harriman's management of the Alton road at the time it is charged the railroad gran'ed thousands of re bates to the oil trust. The belief is growing that criminal prosecutions of Harrlman and Rockefeller and others will be the one result of the recent +++++++++++++♦4+ + Order Restored. + TANGIERS. Aug. 7.—Two hun- + + dred and fifty sailors and sol- ♦ ♦ diers from the warships are now ♦ ♦ guarding Casa Blanca and order ♦ ♦ is temporarily restored. ♦ ++++++++ + + + + + + + + No Murder Charge. DAYTON, 0., Aug. 7.—Harry Jacob and Bertha Markowitz, arrested in connection with the death of their sister Anna, who, with Abe Cohen, was shot Sunday night, were released this afternoon to attend the funeral of their sister. They will not be be charged with the murder. TO BE TRIED FOR CONTEMPT. Zimmer Must Answer For Refusing to Testify. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7.—Emil J. Zimmer will be tried by a jury for a misdemeanor on the charge of con tempt of court by refusing to testify in the Glass trial, next Wednesday. This morning fln /poftce court he pleaded that he had already been pun ished on the charges by three sen tences to the county jail and a $500 fine but his plea was not well taken and the case was set for trial. WOMAN EXONERATES HUSBAND. Is Shot in Quarrel but Says Accident Was Her Own Fault. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7.—The cor oner's jury tonigiit returned a verdict of accidental death in the case of Mrs. Frank Clems, who, Sunday morning, during a quarrel with her husband, received a fatal wound from a re volver. The police state that there had been a struggle. The woman's eye was discolored and severely scratched. The husband was intoxi cated at the time of the alleged shoot ing, but Mrs. Clems in an ante mortem examination, exonerated him and said she turned the revolver upon herself in order to scare him and pulled the 'rigger by accident. CONCERT AT PARK TONIGHT SPECIAL PROGRAM ARRANGED BY SENESCU'S ROUMANIAN ORCHESTRA. Eenescu's Roumanian orchestra will give a special concert at Meador park this evening, the selections being both heavy and light music. "Les Huguen ots." " La Cingreantaine" and "La Barcarolle" having never been played here before. Such lighter music as "Battle of the Waves." "Apple Blos- Bonut" "Darkies Jubilee*" "Southern Roses," and selections from that fam ous opera "Fra Diavolo." Every evening sees an increase In the number of people at Meador park. For the last two evenings, the benches in the pavilion have had to be doubled. Plenty of accommodations have been provided, and an extra large crowd is expected this evening. Every selec tion Senescu's orchestra has played, has been rendered with such skill and per fection, that many persons have been heard to remark, that they thought it the best orchestra Walla Walia has seen for many years. The car service is perfect, there be ing cars every 30 minutes to Meador park in the evenings. Following is the program for this evening, 8:3" to 10:30. x March _"Battle of the Waves" Hall 2 Waltz—"La Barcarolle" Waldtenfel 3 Overture—"Fra Diavolo" Auber 4 Reverie— "Apple Blossoms" Roberts 5 "The Mill in the Forest" Eilenberg 6 Selection—"Les Huguenots" Meyerbeer 7 "La Cingreantaine" Marie 8 "The Darkies Jubilee" Turner 9 Waltz—"Southern Roses". .;Straur?s 10 March—"The Electric Wave" Sutton 25 CENTS PER MONTH disclosures at •"'hicago. Secretary Bo naparte said: "In some cases it is the Opinion of most of the prosecuting offi cers that the law can be much more clearly arid effectively enforced through the imprisonment of the indi vidual defendan's. The immunity given Rockefeller's associates from personal prosecution when they ap peared as witnesses In the Chlcag» case will not be extended to the re bates accepted from other roads. GOVERNOR COMER STILL FIGHTING IS BACKED BY LEGISLATURE IN STAND TAKEN AGAINST RAILROAD COMPNIES. MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 7.—The house today adopted a resolution strongly backing Governor Comer in his fight against the railroads. The resolution virtually asks the execu tive to tell the house what he wants and the same will be granted. There is still an acute possibility that it may be necessary to recall the militia unless the strained relations between the roads and the state officials is ter minated. X the Southern road takes off the local trains as the revocation order requires, a riot will follow and add to the present trouble. It is th*» threat of railroad employes, tired of squabbling, to strike. 600 D RAILROAD AT PENITENTIARY COMMODORE NUTT INSPECTS THE TRACK WHILE GUEST OF WARDEN KINCAID. H. C. Nutt, general manager of the Northern Pacific who is in the city today, left the special train as It was being switched from the (). R. & N. tracks to the Northern Pacific and took advantage of the opportunity to inspect the new track up the hill to the penitentiary, and be entertained aa the guest of Warden Kincaid. This is the track built by convict labor and which did not cost the sta'o a cent except from the contingent fund of the state prison for the salary of the two guards, the material being furnished by the N. P. and the (). R. & N. companies. The track is an excellent one and saves a great deal to the state by se curing better facilities for transporta tion to the "pen." Heretofore it was necessary to cart all coal, wood and other supplies up the hill and no ef fort was made to furnish supplies in car load lots. It was predicted that a track would never be built on the hill on account of the steep grade but the track now completed is an excellent one with only a three per cent grade. General Managel Nutt Bald, con cerning the track: "I am highly pleased with the con- I struction. I did not suppose there wa» so much enterprise out there. The tracfc is a good one and satisfactory in every : detail. " ASK REDUCTION OF TAXES. City Council Hears Complaint About Assessments. Of the three petitions for the re duction in taxes presented to the city council last night the most sensational was that of Mrs. P. B. Johnson wno alleges that she was unjustly taxed through misrepresentations made to the assessor by a tenant to whom sho rented and upon whom she passed an. opinion highly derogatory to this ten ant's integrity. She wanted her personal tax re duced to the amount of $315. J. G. Thomas prayed exemption to the amount of $300 and Joseph Tash and John P. Kent registered an ob jection to the assessing of a certain parcel of ground at $12,000 whereas in former years it was assessed at $10,000. The finance committee was given jurisdiction over these cases.