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WALLA WALLA* PENNY PAPER
Financial Leaders are in
'Frisco [or Money
SAN" FRANCISCO, Oct. 28.—The
fight for financial supremacy in
N-vada, that has been waged for
years between United States
Senator Nixon and Thomas B.
Rickey has reached a climax in this
ity and Nixon has won first blood.
H lit- struggle has been on for a week
in a quiet fashion. Both sides are cm
i l iving corps of stenographers, mes
gers, agents and attorneys, and
wires between this city and Nevada
cities have been tingling with mes
sages. Nixon came here to get money
in carry his banks over the runs of the
past week. He gof it. Rickey cam* to
prevent him and get the money him
self. He was not successful and is now
looking for revenge.
JAP LOVER SUICIDES.
Fails to Kill Sweetheart and Turns
Gun On Himself.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2>S.—After a
tutill attempt to kill his sweetheart,
George S. Ma Usui, a wealthy Japanese
of this city, tired two shots into his
temple las: night, killing himself in
stantly. K. Nema. the pretty Japanese
girl, fell in a faint on the~tioor and
tvas still lying there when the detectives
torced their way into the room. The
bullet Ma Usui aimed at her grazed her
head and lodged in the wall.
ASTORIA WANTS NAVY YARD
MAKING STRONG REPRESENTA
TIONS TO CONGRESSMEN AND
ASTORIA, Ore., < >et. 28. —Astoria has
l iken steps to make a strong cam
paign for the location of the proposed
Am rican navy yard at that poii.t.
Represen ations are'being made to all
congressmen and senators and the na
\ I committees of both houses.
LABOR FIGHTS TAFT.
Samuel Gompers Calls Fat Secretary
WASHINGTON. Oct. 28. —Organized
bor will uagt open warfare against
tary of War Taft, if President
Gompers of the American Federation
of Labor is accurate in the prediction
n his official organ. He characterizes
Si r< tary .Taft as "the injunction can
lidate for president." and announces
that the federation convention to be
Jamestown. November 11 will
sked to indorse the anti-Taft cru-
FROM SAM ASH
WALLULA MAN SUED FOR AL
LOWING MAN TO FALL
much talked of Wallula damage
titled F. W. Johns, plaintiff,
versus S. A. Ash. defendant, was tak
en up in superior court this morning,
plaintiff brings suit for damages
ng to $5.000 which he claims is
him in lieu of severe injuries re
• ived through the carelessness of the
li tit The defendant, according
allegations in 'the plaintiff's
int, .wned and carelessly caus
t instructed an obstruction in
highway in Wallula. which
in a cellar door projecting
. property and out into the
about four feet. On December
the plaintiff stepped upon this
tion fracturing his right fibula
:urirtg. longitudinally. the
end of the fibula.
T he ; aintiff asks damages amount
- $; and costs. In the answer
complaint recently filed in the
>' court the defendant denies
1 «Jf the plaintiff's allegations,
nly admits that he owns a cel
ar ' r in the* town of Wallula. It
Aas through the negligence of thd
• in not looking where he was
hich caused the accident, al
*** the defendant '
THE EVENING STATESMAN
MILLIONAIRE HAS SLAVES.
Arkansas Man is Arraigned in Court
On Charge of Peonage.
JACKSON, Miss.. Oct. 28.—0. B.
Orittendon. rated as a millionaire, and
principal owner of the Sunnyside plan
tation at Lakevillage, Arkansas, one of
the largest in the Arkansas river val
ley was Before a United
States commissioner on a charge of pe
onage Saturday and bound over for
The plantation employs a force of
1000 Italians and Spaniards and Crit
tendon is accused of holding the former
The evidence on which the arrest
was made was gathered by Mrs. Mary-
Grace Quackenbos, a New York woman
lawyer, who has been aiding the in
quiry as a special assistant in the
United States justice department.
RANCH IS SOLD
GEORGE DAGUE PURCHASES
LARGE FARM IN DRY CREEK
COUNTRY FOR $32,000.
Mrs. Sargent Smith has sold the old
Sargent Smith place of 800 acres to
George Dague, of Dry Creek for $32,-
'l'h»' Sargent Smith place, which is
one of the oldest farms in the valley,
was taken up by Mr. Smith in the
early sixties, after he had crossed the
plains. It has become famous through
litigation, but contestants never suc
ceeded in wresting the land from its
original owner. Smith farmed the land
up to the time of his death a few years
ago and his widow has continued to
live on the place and supervise its ac
tivities until Saturday when the deal
was made transferring the land to a
neighbor, George Dague, a well known
farmer of the Dry Creek country.
The place is one of the most valu
able ones in the valley and the price
paid is considered but a fair remune
ration for the ranch.
ONLY 11 SEVERE REPRIMAND
WAS THE PUNISHMENT OF LOUIS
. CARRYING WEAPON.
A severe reprimand was the medicine
of justice administered Saturday after
noon by Judge Huffman to Louis Coch
ran, the 17-year-old youth who was
arrested Friday afternoon ox. the
charge of carrying concealed weapons.
As an excuse for carrying the large
38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver,
young Cochran says that he accidental
ly kicked one of his companions dur
ing a football game and that several
of the bays "had it in for him." He
did no: say. however, that fte intended
to i ngage In the high art of killing, but
merely carried the gun for protection.
After due consideration Jydge Huff- j
man came to the conclusion that the
boy was not of desperate character,
and after administering-a severe repri
mand, the youthful charge was re
HARRIMAN TO ESCAPE
WASHINGTON. Oct. 28.—There >s
very good authority 'for the statement
that no criminal prosecution of E. H.
Harriman will develop out of the cases
of rebating uncovered at the recent in
vestigation by the interstate commerce
commission into Southern Pacific af
fairs at San Francisco.
When the reports of the investigation
were first published, showing that sev
eral cases of rebating had been estab
lished, some <>f which were in inter
state business and therefore violations
of the Hepburn law. it was believed
here that efforts would be made to fas
ten a case upon Harriman.
It can be stated, however, on the
best authority, that no evidence was
brought out to show that Harriman
had personal knowledge of what had
been done by some of his subordinates
in the Southern Pacific. There is cvi-_
dence against some of the lesser offi
cials of the Southern Pacific which
probably will result in proscutions
1 The Hepburn law makes it a peni
tentiary offense for an officer, director,
agent or employe of a railroad to grant
rebates or suffer them to be granted
Bu - in order to proceed successful
against such an official it would have
to be shown that he had personal
knowledge of what was going on
The question of the action to be
,he Southern- 1 nion
e-iken regarding w .
Pacific merger, which was investigated
by the interstate commerce commis
sion last winter, is still in the bands
of the attorney-general.
Records of Past Twenty Years
WASHINGTON. Oct. 28.—An aggre
gate of 1,300,000 divorce cases during
the last 20 years will be shown by In
vestigation of the census bureau. A
total of 2.900 clerks and special agents
have been at work for months gath
ering this data and about 140 are still
tingaged summing up the work of these
men. There are still 40 000 cases to
be investigated. It is estimated that
two thirds of those seeking divorces
have bean successful.
MRS. JONES GALEY DEAD.
Aged Woman Passes Away at Home of
Mrs. James Galey of this city, late
of Northern county. Kansas, died last
evening about 9 o'clock, at the home of
her daughter. Mrs. K. \V. Mcßeth,
corner Division and Melrose streets.
Mrs. Galey had just arrived here
from the east to join her husband who
has bought a farm six miles south
east of the city, where they intended
to make their future home. Mrs. Galey
has always b#en well, despite the fact
that she was 82 years of age, and her
death comes as a painful shock to her
Deceased is survived by her hus
band, James Galey, and by four chil
dren, J. D. Galey of Oklahoma: Mrs. D.
B. Potter of Missouri: Mrs. J. W. Mc-
Beth and J. T. Galey of this city.
Funeral services will be held from
the residence of Mrs. Mcßeth. tomor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Bain
ton offiidating. Interment will be made
in the city cemetery.
DEATH OF RUTH BRYANT.
Young Girl Passes Away After Long
Ruth viretta Bryant, 'laughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus M. Bryant, died
this morning at the home of her par
ents on Reese avenue, after' a linger
ing illness of thiee months. Deceased
was 10 years of age. Funeral services
will be held from the Central Chris
tian church. Wednesday afternoon at
2 o'clock, Rev. J. C. Reid officiating. In
tdrment wifl be made in the city cem
Akron. 0., Oct. 28. —It has been dis
covered that Fred A. Boren, cashier
and treasurer of the Dollar Savings
bank, who committed suicide Sunday,
is short $25,000.
AKLAHOMA WILL THEN BE DE
CLARED A STATE BY PRESI
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.—President
Roosevelt will proclaim Oklahoma a
state on November 16. The president
made this announcement today to Gov
ernor Franz who brought to Washing
ton a certified copy of the constitu
Killed in Church Riot.
BI'DA PEST. Oct. 28. —Sixteen per
sons were killed and many injured
today in a church riot in Bozsahegy.
South Hungaria, owing to racial jeal
ousy between the Slovaks and Mag
KAISER HEARS CARUSO.
Man of Monkey House Fame Listened
To by Royalty.
BERLIN". Oct. 28. —The kaiser «Qd
royal family attended Caruso's first
appearance in Berlin in Rigolette Ca
ruso was enthusiastically applauded.
Many After Big Reward.
SPOKANE. Wash.. Oct. 28.—C. E.
McDonald and Ed. Smith, the suspect
ed Great Northern train robers were
taken out of Spokane last night to
Kalispell. by detectives. McDonald
fought fielcely against going back
without extradition papers and had to
be chained. There are over 20 claim
ants after the reward offered by the
road for the capture of the men.
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1907.
Cashier Was Short.
NEW PRESIDENT INSTALLED.
Carl Ryan Succeeds E. A. Reed in
Leadership of Christian Endeavor.
At the First Presbyterian church
last night, the inaugural services of
the Christian Endeavor of that church
took place, E. A. Reed retiring and
Carl Ryan taking his place.
The auditorium was well filled and
the exercises of the evening were in
teresting and instructive. Rev. J. C.
Reid gave a talk of encouragement to
the Endeavorers and after his speech
the retiring and incoming presidents
made addresses which were filled with
concern for the work of the societ*-
and their hope for its unbroken pros
Admiral Charles Thomas of the
United States battleship, Virginia, who
is mentioned, as the successor of Ad
miral Robley D. Evans, as commander
of the Pacific fleet. It is known that
Admiral Evans' health is not the best,
and although, his friends say he will
not retire until afler the eventful Pa
cific ciuise, it would not be surprising
if he were compelled to give up active
woik before that time. The sailing of
the fleet is a subject for greater dis
cussion than ever, m view of the re
cent renewed riots in San Francisco.
SPECIAL COMMISSION IN MATTER
OF IMMIGRATON WLL GO TO
VANCOUVER, B. C, Oct. 28.—Hon.
Rudolph Lemiux. minister of labor and
special commissioner to Japan in the
matter of immigration, will arrive in
Vancouver this afternoon and proceed
directly to Japan. McKenzi> King, dep
uty minister who has been Investigat
ing the Japanese claims for damages
due» : because of the September riots,
went ahead and met his ehi f en route
land discussed the result of the sitting
I thus far. The Japanese claims will be
! greatly reduced, probably well over
! half. Each case is being heard sep
arately and is being cut in each in
j stance. 4
The first sentence was imposed in
the rioting case Saturday afternoon
and the prisoner was given one month
DEFENDANT CLAIMS VICTORY
JURY IN DAMAGE CASE ALLOWS
* DR. NELMS A FEE OF
As the result of their deliberation !
which lasted but 19 minutes, the jury 1
in the case of Dr. M. <). Nelms. versus
Minnie Russell. returned a verdict i
Saturday afternoon, awarding the
plaintiff $l2r». The amount asked by '
the plaintiff being, $1452.
The verdict as returned by the jury,
was apparently most satisfactory for i
the defense, as the amotint named was
exactly the amount offered by Mrs. j
Russell for the services received by j
Mat Sturm up to and including the
month of October. 1906.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28.— 1
Captain Ruhstaller, well known brewer
on the Pacific coast, died here' this
(morning. He was worth $1,000,000 ar.d j
leaves a wife, daughter and two sons.
WEST IS FIRM
Is-the Prevailing Opinion of
J. W. Cookerly, who was a delegate
to the National Undertakers' associa
tion which,met at Norfolk, Va., return
ed home this afternoon after an ex
tended trip throughout the east.
"There is nothing at all serious in
the financial situation in tne east as
nearly as I could find out," said .Mr.
Cookerly to a Statesman reporter this
afternoon. "'I took especial pains t>>
talk with men all through the coun
try about it and none are of the opin
ion there is anything extremely ser
ious in the situation. I talked with
men in Washington. D. C, Indiana
polis, St. Louis. Denver and at Ogden.
men of financial standing who are th ,r
--oughly versed in the matter and un
derstand the situation and know What
they are talking about. .Not one is
pessimistic about the matter and all
are of the opinion it is merely a tem
porary flurry caused by wildcat spec
ulation in the east.
"It Is the general opinion that peo
ple in the east have been living be
yond their means in this time of gen
eta! prosperity and have hid their
money invested where they could not
get Immediate access to it when it
was needed, hence when money was
needed, no one was ready. Banks had
their money invested in wildcat Spec
ulations and some of these have prov
en bad, consequently they have gone
under. There is nothing at all serl
ous in it and nowhere did 1 hear an
expression that there is anything per
tfianent or dangerous in conditions.
"Everyone has confidence in th
west. The general prosperity and con
tinued success of western institutions
has given a t tone of solidity to the east
which is permanent and no one thinks
for a minute that this flurry in Wall
street will affect the west in any par
ticular. In Ogden they laughed at the
prospect of the west being affected by
the financial trouble of the east. Their
• pinion there is that it is merely a
touch of local financial colic which
will soon pass over.
| "In the east the bankers respect the
western financiers and admit they are
much more conservative than tney.
Their securities are good and all have
confidence in the west.
"At the undertakers' convention
thehe were about 400 members pres
ent and we had what is said to be one
of the best conventions ever held.
The next meeting will be held in In
dianapolis. I had the honor of being
elected third vice-pesident of the as
"But as all others say when they re
turn. I will say. and lieartily, '1 am
glad to get back and I would not live
in the east if it were given to me.' I
like the west and Walla Walla."
EXPEDITION TO TAKE POSSES
SION IN INTEREST OF MRS.
SAX DIEGO, Oct 28.—A report is
current here that an . expedition has
been organized to take possession of
the Tiburen Island in interest of the
present owner. Mrs. Gudaloupe Blinn,
widow of General Andrade Blinn. who
died recently in Los Angeles. Blinn
claimed the island and made one fruit
less attempt to get possession from
the Indians. It is under nominal Mex
Leaving on Parole.
Fourteen men are leaving the state
penitentiary this afternoon as the re
sult of the recent action of the state
board of control which met here some
time ago. Acting upon the wholesale
recommendations for parole, made by
the board, the governor has signed pa
pers for 14 prison inmates and they are
inmates of the prison and they are
leaving this afternoon to take in the
outside air of freedom, for many of
them, the first time in years.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28—An un
identified man shot and killed himself
at the corner of Third and Morrlso-i
streets, one of the cities busiest cor
ners, this morning. He was evidently
a German who had recently arrived
from Guatemala as he had many busi
ness cards from that country on his
person. His clothes are marked E. S.
NO PROTEST CAME FROM TOKIO.
Root Says No Reason for Not Sending
Fleet to Pacific.
WASHINGTON., Oct. 2S —"No such
| relation exists between America and
i Japan as would make it improper to
jsend the American tleet into the Pacific.
|If there were, the relations between
j America and Great Britain, and the
'relations between America and Frame,
■which are the same, would forbiel the
| maintenance of the battleship fleet in
'the Atlantic ocean."
I This was the reply returned by Sec
/retary Root to the direct question as
to whether Japan had entered any pro
test against the dispatch of Admiral
Evans' fleet to the Pacific next Decem
ber. The statement was made after a
conference between Mr. Root and Am
YOUNG WOMAN SHOT BY HIGH -
WAYMAN— SHERIFF AND POS
SE STILL HUNTING.
PORTLAND, ore.. Oct. 28.—Packed
by a picked force of deputy sheriffs.
Sheriff S.evens is beating up the Cor
nell load today in an effort to cap
ture the lone highwayman who shot
and painfully wounded Miss Susie
Thompson last evening while she was
returning to Portland from her home
at Cedar Mills. This is the third hold
rip that has occurred In the vicinity of
Portland in the last 10 days. In every
case shooting lufs occurred. One death
and two serious injuries are the re
sults. Miss Thompson had spent the
day with her parents. Taking a buggy
.-.he was driving back to the city when
at a dark point in the road a man
suddenly jumped out from the brush
wood arid ordered her t.> halt and
thi.w up her hands. The rorse be
came tightened plunged forward and
th" highwayman firei. The bullet
struck the girl in tin- er and
smashed her collar bone-.
YESTERDAY WHITMAN DAY
SPECIAL COLLECTION RECEIVED
At the Congregational churchdj| of
this city and throughout the state yes
terday was observed as Whitman day
and a special contribution was taken
Ito apply on the debt on the monument
I which is situated about six miles
south of the ci y.
At the First Congregational church.
Prof. W. D. Lyman made an able ad
dress on the subject of Marcus Whit
man, under the five fold head of mis
sionary, statesman, patriot, hero, mar
tyr. In an interesting manner he deal'
with the work and accomplishments
of Whitman, in whose memo: y the
local college was built and to whom
the monumi nt was erected.
At the olivet Congregational
church, Rev. J. H. Bain on preached
on the same topic and spoke eloquent
ly on the life, ideals and teachings of
the great missionary. As a result of the
two services, about 70 was received at
the free will offerings, which will at
once be applied to the debt.
The local Presbyterian church did
not join in the collection yesterday,
but postponed its collection until it
could learn what the deficiency of the
general collections is, which amount
they will try to raise.
WHITMAN ORGAN RECITAL.
Large Audience Greeted Prof. Schofield
at Second Program in Series.
At Whitman college chapel yesterday
afternoon. Prof. Schofield was greeted
with a large audience to hear the sec
ond in the series Of Sunday afternoon
organ recitals which he is giving this
fall and winter.
The program rendered was full and
varied and his playing was up to the
usual high standard. Perhaps the best
number of the afternoon was the
last, the grand march from "Aida" by-
Verdi. The violin number by Prof. R.
A. Williams was also a phasing num
ber of the program. Prof. Jackson, who
was to have appeared, could not sing
on account of having a bad cold.
The audience was as appreciative as
it was large and the concert was re
cognized as one of the best Prof. Scho
field has ever given here. Ano her will
be given next month, and each suc
ceeding month throughout the year.
Mrs. Laura H. Ives has returned
from an extended visit to the east and
on Puget sound.
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25 CENTB PER MONTH.
Millions Have Been Imported
to Prevent Paoic
NEW Y(»RK, Oct. It.*—A general
restoration of confidence is indicated
this morning. The stock market
opened strong under buying orders
from London and advances from one to
three points were made on all dividend
paying stocks. The engagement of
000.ana in gold for immediate Importa
tion to New York from London added
to the strength. The run on the Lin
coln Trust company of America, has
greatly diminished. The Union Pacific
showed strength and closed two points
higher. Isolated selling eased the
market oft" a bit and tin D relapsed Into
dullness and tradings became lifeless
with a narrow fluctuation. During the
Una] hour a sharp break occurred in
some Stocks and the market closed
gen< rally weak.
Calm in St. Louis.
ST. Boris, ect. 88.—-The banks
here today adopted the clearing house
Nevada Is Quiet.
RENO, Oct. 28.—A1l banks in Re
no opened today. There were slight
runs on all, but none of the banks were
affected to any extent. Business men
are making heavy deposits.
MOTTETT CASE IS CONTINUED
NOTED LIQUOR CASE WILL NOT
BE TRIED AT PRESENT
The case of the state versus Wm.
Motett, charged with si lling liquors
without county or ci y license on the
county fair grounds during the iccent
county fair, will undoubtedly be con
tinued over the present term of court.
While it was at first expected that
the trial would come up for hearing
during 'he present term, it was later
coi sidered the wiser plan, for reason
that Judge Thomas Brents would he
disqualified to hear the case, So con
tinue the trial until the ni xt term.
"Owing to the fact thai Judge
Brents would not be qualified to hear
the i ase, and for the reason that the
present term expires Thursday even
ing; the case will not be tried at this
term." said assistant Prosecuting At
torney McDonald this afternoon. "The
present jury will be occupied during
the remainder of the session."
i SERVICES OPEN
REV. H. C. HART PREACHES FIRST
OF SERIES OF EVANGEL
At the tabernacle on the corner of
Poplar and Hast streets. the united
Methodist revival services began yes
terday morning with the sermon by
Evangelist H. <\ Hart.
The sermon was one of the most
powerful ever preached in Walla Wal
la and was heard by an immense
crowd. The great tabernacle was well
filled and more- than 1006 of the people
of this city were on the inside of the
building to hear the eloquent evangel
ist open the meetings.
The text was taker, from John 16,
Beventh and eighth verses: "Neverthe
less I tell you the truth: it is expedient
for you that I go away: for if I go not
away the Comforter will not come un
to you: but if I depart I will send him
unto you. And when he Is come, he
will reprove the world of sin and of
righteousness, and of Judgment."
I 'sing this as a basis. Rev. Hart
pleaded for better conditions, socially,
morally and religiously, dwelling par
ticularly on the latter. The main idea
of his discourse was to tarry until the
spirit of the Holy Ghost is bestowed
and the speaker made use of this in
a most effective way.
Rev. Hart is a fine speaker and the
meetings under his leadership will
prove popular. Meetings will be held
twice daily, at 3 p. m. and 7:30 p. m.
All are invited and urged to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. George B. Kidder of
Athena, are visiting friends in the city
for a few days.