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CRUISER FLEET TO MOBILIZE ON PACIFIC COAST AT ONCE Almost Entire Strength of Asiatic Squadron Under Admiral Dayton Will Defend Against the Japs WASHINGTON, Aug. B.—Accord ing to the guard the administration plans the mobilization in the Pacific ■of a powerful cruiser fleet to begin at once. Orders have been issued for al most the entire cruiser strength of the Asiatic squadron to be brought across to the Pacific. This new Pacific fleet will be under Rear Admiral Dayton, who leaves Manila shortly with four of the heavy armed cruisers. Navy of ficers say the mobilization is for the purpose of defending the Pacific coast should Japan resent the movements of nfoj.'.ral Evan's fleet. The mobiliza- of tn Dayton fleet is expected to l a possible enemy from sailing the Pacific. At no time will be too far from the Atlantic t|o jJEash back should a hostile fleet come ml rom the far east through the Suez LW canal. It is planned to bring MUCH INTEREST IN STATE El NEW PAVILION IS BEING ERECTED AND LAWNS AND GARDENS BUILT AT YAKIMA. XoRTH YAKIMA, ug\ B.—The state fair grounds afford a scene of great ac tivity just'now'. A magnificent new pa vilion is being erected with the money appropriated by the last legislature, the lawns are undergoing cultivation with 'he added feature of beautiful flower gardens planted in conspicuous locations on the grounds, while the race track is receiving the attention of Superintendent John Lacey and a gai.g el' workmen 'I'll., people of the Yakima valley are taking a greater interest in the state fair this year than ever before in the history of the association. While the prosperous conditions of the valley may he the direct result of this unus ual activity, much credit is due to the fair commission and the efforts put forth by its members to make the 1907 state fair one that will redound to the greatness of this state. Secretary G. A. Graham is daily be sieged with communications from counties all over the state in which applications arc enclosed for space in the buildings. Some one has some thing they wish to exhibit at the fair. Arrangements have been completed with nearly every county in the state for a display of its agricultural, mine ral and manufacturing products. The display of fruit this year will be the wonder of the thousands who will visit the fair. It appears as though a conspiracy has been entered Into by several of the leading fruit sec tions of the state outside Yakima county, in an effort to win from Ya kima county the reputation it now enjoys of being the greatest fruit pro ducing section in the west. Chelan and Spokane counties are- particularly de sirous of robbing Yakima county of her boasted fruit prestige. When the fact is considered that the total cash prizes offered this year for fruit and vegetables amounts to $2700, and that added to these cash prizes are more than $1000 in valuable pre miums, it is not surprising that the fruit and vegetable growers of the state are wide awake to the opportu nities awaiting them. Probably the most attrac'ive feat ure, however, to a majority of the visitors will be the magnificent racing program prepared by the commission. At the present time there are 30 thor oughbreds being trained on the local track for entry in the state fair races. The purses offered are attrac tive to horsemen, and the North Ya kima track is considered by turfmen to be the fastest in the northwest. It is a mile track and is rapidly being prepared for the big meet of Septem ber the 23rd to 2Sth. fair week. Guy Mecklem broke the world's record on this track with his 850-pound automo bile at a public exhibition held here July 28. He made the circuit in one minute and one second. Previous rec ord for these machines on a circular track was 1:05. It is on the North Yakima track that a number of har ness and running records have been established, and none of them have been lowered in the past three years. -'Jorth Yakima is making unusual preparations to receive the big crowds THE EVENING STATESMAN together off the coast of California by the end of December, four divi sions, each representing an aggregate of 159.336 tons. All of Dayton's fleet will be com posed of, first squadron, West Virgin ia, Colorado, Maryland, Pennsylvania all eighteen guns; second divi sion: Tennessee, Washington, with 20 guns, California, South Dakota, with 18 guns. Third division, St. Louis, Charleston, Milwaukee, with 14 guns, and the Chicago—lß ships in all. In the first squadron the vessels are in the 13,080 tons class. If Japan strikes a sudden blow, the Philippines and other Pacific insular possessions will be left at Japan's mercy so far as the navy is concerned. The present force in the far east is insufficient to cope with the enemy. Any attempt to strengthen that force would be re sented by Japan as an unfriendly act. fair week. In the last year new ho tels and lodging houses have been built at a cost of $200,000, and t?ve problem of taking care of the crowds will not be a difficult one to solve. It is estimated that at least 2500 more people can be accommodated this year than could have been a year ago. PEACH DAY FOR FREEWATER. Prominer'i Men of Northwest Will Help With Celebration. At a meeting of the Freewater Com mercial club last night L. D. Mitchell was chosen secretary pro tern. Much progress was reported by D. C. Sand erson, chairman of the committee on arrangements for peach day, who said he had received assurance of the fol lowing that they would be present at the Peach Day celebration: United States Senator C. W. Fulton, of As toria, Oregon; Congressman Ellis of Pendleton: General Passenger Agent William McMurray; J. M. Scott, assist ant general passenger agent of the O. R. & N. company: Attorneys Garrecht and Barker of Walla Walla, Wash.: Secretary H. C. Willis, of the Third (>regon Development League: officials of the Walla Walla Valley Traction company and Walla Walla Commercial club. KILL TRIBES TO SAVE SOULS GOVERNMENT WILL STOP SAV AGE PRACTICES OF INDIANS IN CANADA. WINNIPEG. Aug. B—The two Cree ! chiefs are being tried today for the murder of one of their daughters in-law, with all the tribal formality in the presence of several hundred In dians. They are accused of murder ing 20 Itnfians. The government is determined to stop the savage tradi tion that all members of the tribes I who are stricken with de lirium in fever or possessed of an evil spirit, must be killed at once or their soul will be . lost. ++++++++ * + + + + + ❖ ♦ Kellough Has Sensation. ♦ + WASHINGTON. Aug. B.—A + ♦ sensational confidential report of ♦ ♦ Attorney Kellogg who investigat- ♦ ♦ Ed the oil trust management of + ♦ the government suits for the dis- ♦ ♦ solution of the Standard Oil is in ♦ ♦ the department of justice awaiting ♦ ♦ Secretary Bonaparte. ♦ *.}. + + + + + + + + + + * + + + Williams Is the Choice. JACKSON. Mill. Aug B.—The dem ocratic state committee today de clared Williams as the party nominee for state senator. Williams had a majority of 648. There was no con test Direct Primary Valid. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. S—The supreme court has handed down a decision sustaining the validity of the primary election law passed by the last legislature by which a voter is obliged to announce his political affil iation on registering. U. P. Declares Dividend. NEW YORK. Aug. B.—The Union Pacific today declared a' regular quar terly dividend of 2 1-2 per cent on common and a regular semi-annual divident of 2 per cent on preferred stock. VOLUME XXXVI. STRIKE OF 70,000 LOUISVILLE, Aug B,—A vote • on whether the tobacco workers • all over the country will strike ■ against the American Tobacco • company is being received tocfay • at the headquarters of the Inter- • national Tobacco Workers union. • Should the American Federation • of Labor decide to assist the to- «i bacco workers the strike of allied i trades would effect 70,000. i WELLS EXHUMES BODY OF BARNES COLORADO GENERAL FINDS RE MAINS IN PLACE DESCRIBED BY STEVE ADAMS. TELLURIDE, Colo., Aug. B.—The I body of W. J. Barney, a timber man | employed as a smuggler in the union i mine, who dissappeared June 19, 1906, was exhumed near the Alta mill yes j terday and brought here today by gen | ecal Wells. Steve Adams told where i the body was buried. Barney, it is said, incurred the enmity of the union lof working men at the mine after the } strike in 1901. Adams says Barney's body was stripped of all clothing be fore interment. THE NEW JERUSALEM. MEXICO CITY, Aug. B.—Philip Shabin, Abraham O. Desiatoff and Efin A. Urin, of Los Angeles, are here negotiating for 10,000 acres of land for a Jewish colony of a hundred and fifty thousand. Two thousand will come from Califor nia, the rest from Russia. PERSIANS KILL WHEAT KING MERCHANT REFUSES TO SELL TO STARVING PEOPLE—TERRIBLE VENGEANCE REAPED. CHICAGO, Aug. B.—Mrs. Loretta Vanhock, Chicago missionary in Ta briz, Persia, says in a letter to head quarters that the merchant who re fused to sell two mill.on pounds of wheat to the starving people, was dragged from his home along the streets by mobs, who beat and stabbed him. While he was still alive they cut off his ears and nose and hung his body to a post in the street. His fam ily gave a mililon pounds of wheat to recover the body. FARMERS COME TO TOWN. Rain Causes a Holiday But No Dam age Is Expected, Owing to the rain which made it necessary to stop work with the com bines, a large number of farmers and harvest hands are in the city today. Little fear that the rain will do any damage is expressed, however, the ma jority of them are looking for it to clear away within the next 12 hours and the predictions of the weather man are for fair weather. Women In Upper House. WELLINGTON, New Zealand. Aug. 8. —The bill making women eligible to election to the upper house passed the committee stage today. PLEASANT VIEW FARMERS SHIP FROM PLATFORMS Some of the farmers around Pleasant View have at last solved the warehouse problem. R. J. Thompkins, Ben Holt, J. E. Painter and Charles Pearson have joined forces and built a platform on the spur from Eureka Junction and are loading from it at much less cost than they have loaded wheat in a long time. WILL USE PRIVATE WAREHOUSES AT EUREKA "Private warehouse owners on Eu reka flat have agreed among them selves to allow farmers of that local ity to use their warehouses for load ing wheat at practically cost," an nounced John Hoffman, one of the most extensive wheat raisers of Eu reka Flat, today. "The exact charge which will be made." said Mr. Hoffman, "has not been decided upon, but it will be be tween 10 and 15 cents per ton. By stacking "their wheat in the field and covering it well with straw. Eureka flat farmers will be able to evade the excessive charges imposed by the, ESTABLISHED WALLA WALLLA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1907. NEW SERVICE BEGAN TODAY NO MORE CHANGES AT PASCO AND DIRECT CONNECTIONS MADE FOR THE SOUND. Following the promise of General Manager Nutt to give better service on the present train from here to Pas co, a modern day coach was put in I commission this morning and will be ! continued in service between Pasco I and this city. The new sleeper will [be put on as soon as it can be brought j out, which will probably be about a | week or 10 days, according to a state ) merit made by Manager Nutt last I night. The new day coach is a large, com fortable, well equipped and up-to-date coach. It seats 68 passengers and is much wider than the antiquated coach heretofore used on this branch. The new sleeper which is to supplant the time honored "Coppei" will be or the latest pattern standard Pullman sleeping coach and it will not only run to Pasco and make direct connec tions with the train there for Seattle and Tacoma, but will be a through car to Spokane, thus doing away with the changing of cars for that place and the long wait in the depot at Pas co. MORE FIGHTING AT GASA BLANCA JEWISH SECTION IS SACKED AND MANY MASSACRED —EUROPE- ANS SAFE BUT FEAR ATTACK TANGIER, Aug. B.—Two thousand additional men were landed at Casa Blanca today and the street fighting continues. The Jewish section of Casa Blanca has been * sacked, many were massacred and the streets are filled with bodies. Shells from the warships set fire to and destroyed the Moorish quarter. Great distress is prevailing among the poor owing to the closed stores. All Europeans are safe. It is feared Jerras tribesmen near Tan gier may attack the city. •j. tjt »|» «ji »ji ■!• + Operators Strike. ♦ * LOS ANGELES, Aug. B.—The * •> Western Union operators struck ♦ 4" last night and there ar e only six ♦ 4* operators at work this morning. ♦ ♦ It is charged there was discrlm- 4» <• ination against union men. Bugi- 4» + ness is accepted subject to delay. + FUEL FAMINE NEXT WINTER PEOPLE ADVISED BY INTERSTATE COMMISSION TO BUY COAL AND WOOD NOW. WASHINGTON. Aug. B.—The In terstate Commerce commission today issued a warning to the people of the Northwest to prepare for another fuel famine next winter by buying coal ana wood at once. Coal is expected to go to $25 per ton in Montana. These farmers stack their grain in the fields and haul it as they wish to ship. It costs less than 50 cents per ton to handle wheat in this manner and in cases where the farmers wish to ship early in the season, the lack of warehouse facilities is not felt. Mr. Thompkins says he and the other farmers who built the platform are anxious to have the farmers of that [warehouse men. This will protect the wheat from the elements and the farmers can haul as they wish to ! ship and use the private houses for • loading purposes. I "The small charge which will he i Imposed will give the farmers use of the scales and trucks and allow them to truck their wheat into the car. Owing to the lack of sufficient ware houses, this will not entirely remedy the situation, but will relieve it to a great extent as there are about 11 warehouses on the flat." In regard to the present rain, Mr. 1861 ++++++++ + + + + + + + !♦ ♦ + Standard Oil Company Appeals. + ♦ CHICAGO. Aug. B.—The Stand- + + ard Oil attorneys today filed a for- ♦ ♦ mal notice of appeal from Judge ♦ ♦ Landis" decision, fining the trust. ♦ ♦ Indictments are being drawn by ♦ + government experts against the ♦ ♦ railroads alleged to have granted ♦ ♦ rebates and concessions to the ♦ + Standard. + ++++++++ + + + + + + J MDYER WANTS TO KEEP DARROW IS IN DENVER TO CONSULT IN REGARD TO ATTORNEY FOR DEFENSE IN COMING TRIAL DENVER, Aug B.—Mover will prob ably decide tonight on which attorney he wants to defend him. He is con ferring with Darrow today, and if the matter is left to him entirely, Darrow will be selected. ++++++++++++++++ ♦ Will Please Farmers. + ♦ "Fair tonight and Friday," says ♦ ♦ the weather man. ♦ ++++++++ + + + + + + + + MAY NOT BE EXECUTED. Baron Yon Lindenau Makes Charges Against Olga Moliter. BERLIN, Aug. B.—On the strength of a statement made by Baron yon Lindenau, now under arrest, that Ol ga Moliter and not Carl Hau under sentence to be beheaded, killed her mother. Olga has beer, arrested at Baden Baden. The baron makes the charge in a letter to the prosecutor at Carlsruhe. BOATS MEET f iN WILLIAMETTE ON TRIP TO GET PASSENGER OF COLUMBIA, CITY OF PANAMA IS WRECKED. PORTLAND, Aug. B.—While mak ing her initial trip to this port to take aboard the survivors of the Columbia on the run between Portland and San Francisco, the steamer, City of Pana ma, rammed the steamer, Alliance, stoving a large hole in the latter's stern. The collision occurred at the mouth of the Willamette at 5 o'clock this morning, where the Alliance has gone ashore on the sand bar. NEW SHOP FOR Y. M. C. A. Barber Will Take Charge When Build ing is Opened Sept. 1. Joseph Hull of the O. K. Barber shop will have charge of the shop in the Y. M. C. A. building when the opening is made about' the first of September. The barber shop will be up-to-date and thoroughly modern in every ro spect. The room allotted for this pur pose is in the southeast corner of the building and opens upon Spokane street as well as having an entrance through the interior. neighborhood use it and will grant its use free of charge in preference to seeing the warehouse companies patro nized. Mr. Thompkins says he has been making an effort for several months 'to get permission from the railroad company to build a warehouse on its rightofway, but so far has been un successful. Hoffman said he thought it would have little effect on the crops, none whatever o n the wheat harvested and in sacks. If rain falls in any quanti'y, however, he says the uncut blue stem will be in danger, as its stalks are light while the heads are full and heavy and it would not take a great deal of rain to cause the grain to fall down so that it could not be harvest ed. Club wheat and other varieties, he says are not in dangt r from this source. He believes, however, the rain will not continue long enough to do any damage. NUMBER 344. BETTER SERVICE TO DAYTON RESULT OF OFFICIAL VISIT Commercial Club Committee Will Confer With Dayton in Regard to Proposi tion of Manager Nutt Although nothing could be done by the Northern Pacific officials wi'h he gard to giving Walla Walla a M% train to Pasco, it is hoped that the visit of the officials here may result in a betterment of the service be tween this place and Dayton. Heretofore the train for Dayton has departed about an hour after the ar rival of the train from Pasco. It is the plan of the Commercial club to have this train leave here in the evening and return from Dayton in the morn ing, thus giving Dayton, Waitsburg and way stations a better service into this city. Speaking of the proposed change, Ben Holt, chairman of transportation committee of the Commercial club said this morning: "We don't see why Dayton should object to the proposed change. She has three trains out of the city and none of these leave in the morning. One leaves about noon and the other two in the afternoon. It would be a much better service for her to have one train leaving early in the morning, another about noon and the other later in the afternoon. This would give Dayton the best possible service. "Dayton's only objection would be that through passengers for the Sound would come down in the morning and have to lay over until evening to get the train out. While this is true, still there are a great many people going to the coast who would gladly avail themselves of the privilege of staying over a day in this city. If it were really urgent that the connections be direct, the passenger could take the af ternoon train over the O. R. & N. and make the connections just the same. WILL WED IN WISCONSIN. Originator of Sophomore Play at Whit man to be Married Soon. Invitations are out for the wedding of Miss Edith Blackman Merrell and Mr. William Reese Davis. The wed ding will take place at the home of Miss Merrell's parents in Ripon, Wis., August 22. Miss Merrell is well known in sn | ciety and college circles of this city, i She was formerly head of the depart iment of public speaking ar.d professor |in the Greek department of Whitman college, as well as being dean of women in that institution. Miss Mer rell also was well known as a trainer of amateur theatricals, it being under her direction that the sophomore play, now one of the most popular features of commencement week, originated at Whitman college. MUCH INTEREST IN CARNIVAL BIG MEETING OF COMMERCIAL CLUB TONIGHT TO DIS CUSS PLANS. Snuggestions for the name for the amusement street during the street carnival continue to come in. Many and varied are the suggestions and undoubtedly the name w ill be a winner when finally picked out. | The new ones are, "The Highway," "The Divide," "Sheridan's Ride," j "Whitman's Path," "The White Way," I "Best Yet," "Ten Strike," "Walla Wal jla Lane," "The Front," "The Skirmish ! Line," "Thoroughfare," "Ant Hill," | "Blunestem Lane," "Fairy Bower," ! "Beauty Path," "Bowery"; while from j Dayton come the following, "The Hub," "The Jungle, "The Maze," "The Path way," "Amusement Street," "The Hum i mer," "Away Down Yonder," "Walla Walla Boosters." Main Thing," Fairy land." "Cultus Street." "Potlatch I Street," "Clatawa Nanich." These are all to be taken under consideration and the one best suited to the street will be picked for use. A big meeting of the Commercial club will be held tonight to further the plans for the harvest festival. ! Everything is running smoothly and j one of the biggest events of the kind is j assured to Walla Walla. ! The vote for queen stands as fol- I lows: Frances Griffin 323 Amie Pellisier 18" Zona Corn 49 Olive Voth 15 Lucile Fisher 11 25 CENTS PER MONTH "As it is, there is no way fojr Day ton and Waitsburg to Walla Walla without; staying over night. All three have the same schedule, none fafnish opportunity to come to this city and return the same day. "This is a great inconvenience. , Waitsburg wanted to withdraw from j Walla Walla county not many years I ago for that very reason. They I couldn't come to their coun'y seat ; without staying over night, however | trivial their business might be. Kor I this reason they wanted to go to Day ton where they had thre e trains a day in the right direction at the right time. ! "As for the layovers caused by the ! reversal of the present schedule. n«» | great trouble would be caused for .there is little through travel fntrn Dayton to the coast. About 12 pas sengers a month. 1 think it is. If these cases were urgent, arrangements could be made over the O. R. & N. as 'I have suggested. "W e will take the matter up with the Dayton people and will try to have it settled as soon as possible. I think there will be no trouble in ar ranging the matter when they see the advantages it would bring. "While we are disappointed in not getting the extra train to Pasco, yet we are greatly pleased to thir.k we will soon have a through sleep« r ser vice to Spokane. This will greatly bet ter traveling conditions and I hope it will not be long before we have the extra train which we desire." General Manager Nutt has agreed that the train should change time as suggested by th e Commercial club If Dayton will consent. MORE STORAGE NOT NECESSARY FARMERS AND WAREHOUSE MEN SHOULD GET TOGETHER AND SETTLE DIFFICULTIES. I "Where there is any real need shown for a side track to a warehouse we I will try to grant the request/ said I General Manager Mutt of the North lem Pacific yesterday in an interview . "'I think there are enough ware i house facilities now, there is no need I for more. The thing to be done is for (the farmers and the warehousemen to j get together and adjust the difficulty. I The matter should not be made a j contention, it would be much bet : ter for the two sides to get together and fix the thing up without trouble. "We have enough stations on this branch and we will not consider any applications for sidetracks where there are no stations. Where there are stations and there is shown to be a need for a side track, we will al ways give the matter consideration. "If any of our right-of-way is needed for warehouse purposes we are iic,i ->qj jo; it .»si:.»| 01 Xiu|[i.\v we would rattn r see the facilities now exis'ing used than for the farmers or any one else to build more ware houses. ,"This would only mean added ex pense to both railroads and people and it would do no better service than that now constructed if it were prop erly used. Where necessity is shown, however, we are willing to grant the desired privileges and build side- (Continued on Page Two) RAILWAYS WILL SETTLE WILL REDUCE PASSENGER RATE IF ALABAMA WILL NOT RE VOKE STATE CHARTER. MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. B.— Governor Comer has announced that he will give an answer before night to •he Southern railways. An offer was made to lower the passenger rate to 11-2 cents and withdraw all suits against the state if the commonwealth will not enforce the revocation of the road's charter in Alabama. The im pression prevails that Comer will re fuse on the grounds that the state is entitled to a low rate.