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Blue-stem, $1.10 to $1.12. Turkey Red, $1.00 to $1.02. Club, $0.95 to $0.98 Barley, $26 to $27. SIXTY CENTS PER J § NTH FOUR TRIPS TO ALASKA WILL BE GIVEN FREE TERRIFIC mm Two Hundred Are Dead And Millions in Property Is Destroyed. MUCH SUFFERING THROUGH EUROPE Traffic Is Cut Off And Little Hope of Help for Destitute. VIENNA, March B.—A total of 300 deaths from the blizzard which raged throughout Europe during the last three days is a conservative estimate on fatalities resulting from the storm, according to reports. Property valued at millions was destroyed. The blizzard is one of the worst in the history of this country and the suf fering is great throughout the empire. Many are reported to be dying and are cut off from succor. Everything possible is being done for the relief of the sufferers but on account of the terrible storm little tan be accom plished. It Is wared that when the gale and snow are over that many more deaths will be reported through out the country. Everywhere traffic is cut off and there is little hope of getting commun ication with outlying points, lor days. Poor people are huddled together like sheep before a storm and are simply awaiting the outcome, destitute and helpless. Visiting In Pasco. Assistant Superintendent J. G. Cut lt r. of the Northern Pacific road, left this morning for Pasco, where he is as sisting in completing the new schedule for the Pendleton-Pasco passenger train, wh'oh goes into cffect March 15. MELVILLE W. FULLER Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Latest photograph of Chief Justice Melville \Y. Fuller of the United States Supreme Court, who administered the oath of office to President Taft. J. w. WOLFE, of the Realry firm, Wolfe, Valaer and Brooke, Paine Bldg., picks today's winner of the dollar from the city directory at random. His name appears in the "Want Ad" columns of today's issue. You do not know what you are missing if you fail to read the re pre sent at i\ e Classified Page of Southeastern Washington. It bristles with all kinds of opportunities and gives away a silver dol lar every day to one of its readers. The Evening Statesman if (MR UP MURDER Famous Boscheiter Case May Yet Be Given True Light. SOLDIER RAVES OF MURDERING A GIRL Went Crazy Several Days Ago—ls Thought to Know of Case. SAN FRANCISCO, March B.—While Private Alexander Glass, of Troop B of the Fifth cavalry, lies raving in the Presidio hospital for the insane, authorities here today are endeavoring to ascertain his connection, if any, with the famous murder of Jennie Boscheiter, in Patterson, New Jersey, several years ago. Glass continually refers to a killing which sent several wealthy men to the penitentiary. Several days ago Glass showed symptoms of insanity and was placed in a hospital. He eluded his attendants and plunged through a heavy plate glass and then was con fined to a straight jacket and bound to an iron bed. LITTLE INTEREST IN WALKING RACE Leaders Had Covered 81 Miles of Go- As-You-Please at 10 O'clock this oMrning. NEW YORK, March B.—Dineen and Prouty, long distance walkers, covered 81 miles of a go-as-you-please pedes trian match scheduled for six days In Madison Square Garden at 10 o'clock this morning. Oniy a small crowd was present, indicating the promoters will lose heavily. PORIUND WANTS. SEDUCED RATES Will File Suit Against Lines—Rail- r°ads Will Fight Spokane Rate Decision. PORTLAND, Ore., March S. —It is practically considered certain that every posible legal obstruction will be placed in the way of enforcing the Spokane rate case decision by the rail roads of this territory. While it can not be learned definitely at present' if this step will be taken, nor what processes will be resorted to, it is be lieved the railroads will fight the rate order just made and at least delay its effect to the utmost even if it cannot be defeated. The Spokane rate decision was or dered to become effective May 1. This is said by all to be practically impos sible. The readjustment and publica tion of tariffs made necessary by the decision, causing the checking over of all the rates to the .territory affect'ed, will take months. It is expected the commission will consent to the postponement of the el feet of the decision. Meanwhile the Portland Chamber of READ ABOUT THE FREE TRIPS TO ALASKA AND THE A. Y. P. EXPOSITION. WALLA WALLA'S PIONEER NEWSPAPER—ESTABLISHED 1861 THE PASSING OF ANOTHER NOBLE RED MAN The Head of Lincoln Will Replace the Indian on Our One Cent Piece. —News Item. GAS IN BATHROOM CAUSES ACCIDENT Commerce will bring suit before the interstate commerce commission for lower distributive rates out of Port land. WASHINGTON, D. C., March B.— President Taft has told Senators Smoot and Sutherland that he will probably accept the invitation to at tend the forty-third annual encamp ment of the Grand Army at Salt Lake City, during the'week cf August 9. He said he is planning an extensive west ern t'our. AN UNPOPULAR JUDGE. JUDGE B. S. RODEY OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT OP SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO, | WHOSE REMOVAL HAS BEEN DE ! MANDED BY THE PORTO RICAN j HOUSE OF DELEGATES. A resolution was introduced in the House of Delegates this week urging President Roosevelt immediately to re ; move Judge Rodey. The resolution is j based on declarations made at a legis lative hearing of charges brought against Judge Rodey of incapacity and ignorance of the old system of law by American and Puerto Rican attorneys. Judge Rodey has taken action in the matter himself and has issued an or der against those who have attacked him to show cause why they are not guilty of contempt WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1909. Taft Will Accept. ST. PAUL'S TEACHER HAS NARROW ESCAPE FROM DEATH Previous Illness, Combined With Escaping Gas, Overcomes Her. Stricken with a serious illness while taking a bath Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Miss Harriett Palmer, elocu tion instructor in St. Paul's school for girls, was in a precarious condi tion up to this morning, when she was able to leave her room, and had it not been for the prompt' action of Miss Imogene Russell, one of the students of the institution. *t is doubtful if the physicians who were summoned could have been successful in restoring the instructor. Miss Palmer had not feeling well, and shortly after luncheon Sat urday signified her intention of tak ing a bath, in the hopes that it would benefit her. One wf her companies endeavorad to dissuade her, but with out avail, and she went to the lath room on the second floor. An hour later when she had not returned, the tcachers became alarmed an i went lu the room, finding the door locked, and hearing peculiar gapping sound-? ema nating from the interior. There was no one in the building with sufficient strength to break the lock, and for a moment those acquainted with the situation were almost panic-stricken. Here was where Miss Russell came to the rescue, and; making her exit! through an adjoining window, she j crawled over the roof to the bathroom, broke the window and unlocked the door. Miss Palmer was lying in the bath-tub, in a rigid position, with eyes wide open and staring; the gas heat er, with which the water in the tub had been heated, had been extinguished in some unaccountable manner, and gas fumes filled the room. The water had left the tub, and the dry heat, to gether with the gas which filled the room and the previous weakness of Miss Palmer, made the situation crit ical. Drs. H. R. Keylor and C. N. Suttner were immediately summoned and, af ter working for several hours, were rewarded by signs of improvement in their patient, who was only this morn ing able to leave her room. Miss Pal mer does not know just what occurred after she entered the tub, and cannot account for the gas heater being ex tinguished. It is thought, however', that Miss Palmer, not being familiar With the working of the stove, had not adjusted it properly. "Wlhen she was seized with the fainting spell, the opening in the tub had been cleared. and the water allowed to drain off. Had not the heater gone out, the ef fects might have be*n much more seri ous, though the gas fumes in the room were well-nigh suffocating, and un doubtedly caused Miss Palmer's at tack to be more serious than it other wise would have been. The physicians who were called to attend the patient are of the opinion that, because of her weakened condi tion, the bath taken immediately fol lowing a hearty meal, had the effect of making the patient still weaker, and other developments, through some un forseen arrangement of chance, added to the severity of the .situation. Had it not been for the prompt ac tion of Miss Russell in going to the rescue of her instructor, it is consid ered doubtful if Miss Palmer could have survived ,as the room was filled rwith the gas, making it almost un inhabitable. Although still weak from her experience, Miss Palmer is re ported to be recovering rapidly, and no permanent bad effects are expected. KILL FIIUI IH HARD LH THREE ARE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AS RESULT OF VARIOUS ACCIDENTS. C. W. Hill Was Burned. His Mother Fell Down Stair ß and Wife Is Nervous Wreck. Filled to the brim and running over, the cup of bitterness is now full for the Hill family, of this city, three members of it now being confined to St Mary's hospital as the result of various accidents, all resulting from the first. . C. W. Hill, foreman of the Mcßriae Auto company, met with the first mis fortune, being burned quite seriouslj in a fire which totally destroyed his residence on Newell street. in order came his mother-in-law, . C Shott who fell down the steps of the Denny building and was badly bruised. . . . As the result of these mishaps, Hill broke down under the strain and was recently taken to tlie hospital suf fering from a nervous collapse Thl patients are all reported as doing nicely and it is not expected that anything serious will accrue from their respective misfortunes. DIMS ADJOURNED Stop Clocks to Complete Work in Both. Houses. DISMISSED AFTER 36 HOURS' SESSION Pass Local Option, Direct Primary, Employers' Liability. BOISE, March 8. —The Idaho legis lature adjourned at midnight after an almost continuous session of 36 hours. The docks were stopped in the house and senate a few minutes before mid night on Saturday. The most import ant work of the legislature was the passage of a county local option law, a direct primary law and an employ ers' liability act. During the Sunday session re-cess was taken several t'imes to allow the legislators to refresh themselves. Pandemonium reigned in the house all day. With it's work practically com pleted and wa ting for the senate to finish work, an effort was made to se cure reconsideration of defeated pet measqres, their advocates taking ad vantage of the absence of many lead ers who were seeking rest. Such at tempts resulted in drowning the speaker's voice, making him a target for inoffensive missiles. The floor was knee deep with paper. The represen tatives then went to the senate gal lery and threw thousands of bills on the heads of the senators. Lieutenant Governor Sweetser then cleared the gallery. Over a hundred bills were passed by the house and the senate on Saturday and Sunday. Marriage License Issued. There was issued this afternoon at the office of the county auditor, a marriage license to D. Wt Sanders of Portland, and Mass Anna Sanderson of this city. Two Will Take Degree. Walla Walla lodge No. 7, of the or der of Masons has two candidates for tonight to take the third degree. MRS. GEORGE WICKERSHAM. WIFE OF NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL. Mrs. Wickersham. who will be quite an addition to the official social set in Washington, is a daughter of Mrs. Cornelius Wend€ll, of Albany. Her father is dead and her sister is the widow of Lieutenant Colonel Taylor, U. S. A. She lives at Poughkeepsie. Mr. and Mrs. Wickersham have a daughter married to Albert Aiken of New York, who owns a plantation in Cuba. They also have a son, who will be graduated at Harvard this year, and another daughter, Constance, 14 years old. They have taken the house of Senator Brandegee, in Washington, and will entertain lavishly. Walla Walla: Showers to night; fair, Tuesday. Western Washington: Show ers tonight and Tuesday. SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK 111 111 CONTEST Other Trips to A.-Y.-P. Are Offered as Prizes To Winners. STATESMAN MAKES GENEROUS OFFER Territory Is Divided Into Four Districts and All Have Chance. The Evening Statesman today takes pleasure in announcing one of the most attractive voting contests ever promulgated by a newspaper. The capital prizes are four trips to Alas ka, while the opportunity Is given every contestant to be sure of a round trip ticket to Seattle; during the Alas ka-Yukon-Pacific exposition. Every young lady who secures a certain num ber of yearly subscribers to The Evening Statesman and Sunday Union- Sc'atesman will be entitled to a ticket to and from Seattle. A pass good for one week at the exposition, and every other courtesy that the exposition management is able to extend to the press of the country. The Statesman has a letter from the exposition man agement in which It is assured that every endeavor will be made to enable all our winning contestants to visit all the concessions, side-shows, etc., free of charge. If this is secured it' means the saving of a great many dol lars, and the full enjoyment of a trip to the great fair. The trips to Alaska will not be made on any of the excur sion steamers that ply between Seattle and Alaska points, but' will be made on one of the regular line steamers which leave Seattle every few days, and stops at all of the little way stations. The excursion steamers hurry along and stop at only the most important places, while the regular steamers give the excursionist and sightseer a won derful chane'e to view the »cen«;ry and study the manners and customs of the native population which swarms down to the boat landings each time a whistle blows in the harbor. The trip to Alaska will cover a pe riod of about' two weeks from Seattle and the ticJket furnished by The States man will include meals and berth. There is not a person in all the states of Washington and Oregon who has not heard of Skagway, Sitka and Juneau, and at various times wished they might see the wonders of that far nort'h land. Many young- women of these two states have gone to Alaska and are engaged in teaching school and various other avocations. They have written highly entertaining let ters of the wonders of Alaska, and now the Statesman offers any and all an opportunity t'o take one of the greatest trips before the American people, free of cost from Seattle. It is planned to run an excursion to Seattle early in June on which all of the winners in this contest will be aboard. After visiting the exposition the winners of the Alaska trips can then go aboard the steamer and spend another two week l ? of sight-seeing. ' Read the advertisement in this is sue of The Statesman and watch for further announcements. A certain number of subscribers will insure you a trip to the exposition and of course a greater number of sub scriptions will secure a greater num ber of votes for the Alaska trips. It will be noted thai? the territory is divided into four districts and the con testants in one are not required to compete with those of the other dis tricts. AUTOMOBILE CLUB TO MEET TONIGHT All Car Owners of Walla Walla County Are Eligible fop Member- ship In Association. mThe first meeting of the Automobile association, recently organized, will be held tonight in the rooms of the Commercial club when temporary offi cers will be elected. Car owners from any place in Walla Walla county are eligible for membership and when the people take hold of the proposition it is expected that the roll will assume large proportions. The idea of this association will be for the betterment of public roads, primarily, but this will detract in no manner from the members having special good times of their own.