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Bluestem, $1.12 to $1.16. Turkey Red, $1.01 to $14)3. Club, 760 to $1.01. Barley, $26 to $2/. SIXTY CENTS PER MONTH Wll TING/ FANG jP Chinese Ministers May Be Recalled for Aiding Gambling Game. SWINDLED VICTIMS ON A MINING DEAL Ambassador Secured Release of Gamblers After Their Arrest. PITTSBURG, April 12.—The recall of the Chinese minister, Wu Ting Fang at Washington, D. C.. at the instance of Secretary Knox, is threatened today because of Wu's alleged association with two of his countrymen in a min ing swindle of which local Chinese are victims. Richard Kelly, the police depart ment's Chinese expert, claims to have evidence that Wu wrote letters threat ening the Chinese with deportation if they testify against the swindlers. He says letters written by the minister are numerous. Lo Si Ki, imperial inspector of in dustries in China, and his companion, Yip Yen, a wealthy Chinese, were ar rested March 29, accused of swindling. Through influence exercised by Wu they were discharged. COLLEGE PLACE BAND CONCERT Interesting Program Was Rendered by Musicians in Chapel Saturday Night. COLLEGE PLACE, April 12.— (Special) —The Walla Walla college band rendered a very interesting pro gram at the College chapel Saturday evening. The band is under the effi cient leadership of Charles C. Rogers and ha - a membership of nineteen. This \vp. s the first public appearance of t!'> l.and this year and they rend ered tla-ir respective parts in a manner that was ;> credit to the college as well as to the individual members. Mr. Rogers Va.- been connected with this organization for many years but as the mi mbership consists of students it is necessary to reorganise each year and the present personnel is probably the best in the history of the organi zation. The program rendered was as follows: I.—March, "Gardes Du Corps" . .Hall -. —S« renade, "Cupid't ChSrms" Miller * —Marengo Ripley 4 —"The Coming King" Roekel Miss Katheryn Foster. 5.- Overture, "Golden Crescent".... Miller 6-—Waltz, "Peach Blossoms" Laurendeau 7.—March, "Horizontal Bars" Peagans S.—Reading "The Swan's Song" Miss Antoinette Burdick WIRELESS TAKES STRAY MESSAGES VOUTHFUL OPERATOR INTER- CEPTS MARCONIS INTEND- ED FOR THE COAST. Young Hackett Is Not Able to Inter- pret the Wandering Missives — Will Get Operator. Paul Hackett, the 18-year-old elec trician of this city, 729 Whitman s;r et, who has been operating a wire i' telegraph station from his resi dence for several months, last night believes that he intercepted messages fr om the Pacific ocean intended for s °me of the coast stations. Coming u th such rapidity that he was unable 1,1 read them, he yet recognized the fact that the code was entirely dif ferent from any he knew and was c ertain that the messages were from ocean liners. Hackett has been interested lr i this work for about a year and starting a club when attending the 1 '?h school for the furtherance of this I urpose, still continued this subject hen the club disbanded and has now _ come quite an authority upon it. p has not yet learned the code with an V degree of proficiency, but when he Has Every Badness Man in Walla Walla Contributed to the Publicity Fund? Those Who are most Benefited Should Give Most Liberally. The Evening Statesman GILLIAM IS HERE Man Who Made Sensational Flight in Balloon Visits City. SAYS HE LIKED IT WOULD DO IT AGAIN After Making Short Stay With Relatives, Will Go to Alaska. Showing no signs of the privation in cident to his recent thrilling experience with the ballooning party in the Sierra Madre mountains, Lane C. Gilliam ar rived in this city last night from Los Angeles to visit his relatives for a few days before proceeding to Alaska where he will remain for an indefinite period. Though Mr. Gilliam was lost in the clouds with his five companions for 72 hours, he is none the worse for hi§ experience, though had it not been for the fact that the party accidentally stumbled upon Colby's Spring camp, there might have been fatalities. "It was a delightful sensation," said Mr. Gilliam, "and I would make the trip again if I had the opportunity. The grand panorama of the earth beneath, the delicate poise of the balloon, giving the impression that it is stationary, while the earth beneath is moving, the still atmosphere, all were attractive features of the trip. I was surprised to learn that the sound of human voic es came up plainly to the balloon at an elevation of 5,000 feet, seeming close at hand. "We became enveloped in dense clouds soon after the ascent, and were unable to land at Altadena, a short distance from the start, as we had planned. When night fell we had some trouble in keeping warm, being dressed in light clothing. Capt. Mueller han dled the big gas bag in a most skillful manner, effecting a landing at an ele vation of 5,000 feet in the mountanis, when we thought the earth many feel below ns. We left the big gas bag and hiked over the snow, following the watercourse of the Tanjunga river, ran into a rainstorm, and after a nine-mile trip, retraced our steps and stumbled into Colby's Spring camp, where we were cared for. We had a few wet sandwiches and had suffered little from hunger, but were chilled to the bone with cold. At Colby's we stopped for 42 hours, snowbound, and were taken out by guides on the sixth day aft making the ascent, stopping a short time at another camp, and from there going to Aroyo Saco, where we met the searchers, and a thousand friends. "I have been often asked how it hap pened that we did not provide matches to build fires in the mountains and warm ourselves. No matches are al lowed to be taken on a balloon ascent, on account of the danger of the ignition of the gas. All of our party were masters it, believes that he will be able to talk with any of the stations as far as Portland. A station has already been estab lished at Pullman with one of his school friends, and from time to time, the youthful Marconis hold conserva tion without the aid of wires. Frank Moore is also interested in this study and will establish a station at his home on the outskirts of the city at once. Moore will erect a 250_ foot pole, thereby giving him a better opportunity to intercept messages than he would have were the wires nearer the ground. The station that Hackett has, is modern in every particular and was i made principally by himself. Having j studied this question for months, he 'has practically mastered the technical knowledge of it, but is still lacking in practical experience. This will be de veloped in time, however, and then he thinks that he can intercept any of the messages sent out from the var t ious stations. A Western Union operator, who is proficient in this work, will try-out his instruments tonight in order to de termine. if possible, whether the mes sages Hackett received last night came from the coast, or not It is thought that the pulsations of the instrument were caused by static in the air, which sometimes causes the receiver to act in a manner that fools the operator irto the belief that certain messages are being received. WALLA WALLA'S PIONEEB NEWSPAPER—ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, APRIL 12,1909. The "Good Old Days of Roosevelt" Club holds a meeting. EASTER SUNDAY WAS BIGGEST POLICE DAY searched for matches before -we made the ascent. The one match that the party had was there by accident." Off for Idaho. George Rushton left this afternoon for Shoshone, Ida., where he will re main some time visiting with friends and looking after business interests. Goes to Hot Lake, Joseph Rodgers left this afternoon for a short stay in Hot Lake, Oregon. IM SUICIDE BT HHG OLE BRAGGETT SAYS HE HAD NOT SLEPT SINCE CHRISTMAS BUT HAD SINNED. Oliver Mead, an Aged Inmate of the Insane Asylum, Hangs Himself to His Bedpost. TACOMA. April 12.—01e Braggett, aged 22, a former student of the Pa cific Luther academy, and Oliver aged 65, an inmate of the Western Washington hospital for - the insane, committed suicide by hanging yester day. Braggett killed himself in his uncle's barn. He left a note saying he had not slept since Christmas and admit ting that he was a great sinner. Mead suicided by making a noose out of his shirt and fastening the other end to the bed post. CRAZY SNAKE DEAD? HENRIETTA, Ofcla., April 12.— Th? report that Crazy Snake, the > outlaw Indian chief, was killed and buried March 28 by a posse i of citizens is being investigated ' today. Col. Hoffman, command » ing the troops seeking the In • dian, is not willing to believe the 1 story. Ketchel and Johnson Will Fight SAN FRANCISCO, April 12.—"1 have accepted the proposition from Coffroth to fight Johnson." This telegram was received by Will Jacobs, sporting edi tor of the San Francisco News, from Willis Britt, manager of Stanley Ket chel. Returns From inspection. SALEM, April 12.—Railroad Com missioner Atchison returned today from a week's trip of inspection in eastern Oregon. Depots at Ontario, Vale and Nissa were inspected, also the stock yards at Baker City, and The Dalles, a conference was held with delegations from Canyon City, Prairie city and John Day regarding the ser vice on the Sumpter Valley railroad about which complaint has been made. NINETEEN ARRESTS BY PATROLMEN YESTERDAY. All Kinds of Mixups Adorn Book at Headquarters This Morning. Easter services in Walla Walla were well observed yesterday by the church going people, but while the law-abid ing citizens were observing Ihe day, the police department was more than busy taking care of the many trans gressors, and had the biggest day in its history. For the 24 hours of Easter Sunday, the police made 19 arrests, and those who were released in the evening showed up again this morn ing for further instruction. The first of the arrests was made at 12:40 o'clock yesterday morning, when Fagan Scott, Frank Davis, P. J. Ross and William Gordon were found to have been disorderly in a down town noodle parlors. According to the story told the police by Davis', he and a par ty of friends, were partaking of scir.c choice Oriental .delicacies when Fagan and his companions came in. They made a tour of the boxes, pulling aside the curtains, and when Davis' booth was reached, the would-be inspectors struck a snag, with the result that a scuffle ensued in which Fagan re ceived several bumps on the jaw. The principals were released on $10 bonds for appearance in justice court this af ternoon. Row in Darktown. John Landers, a colored man, was arrested at 3:30 o'clock yesterday af ternoon charged with assaulting a woman who lives in a small cottage on East Main street between Spokane and Palouse streets. In the fracas, caused by the appearance of a third person on the scene, the woman received several cuts on her arm. The sum of $70 has been depositeil with the officers for appearance in justice court this afternoon, and Judge McKinney stands in a fair way to have to do some over-time. Following is the honor roll at police headquarters which takes up two pages of the blot ter, and breaks all records: Pagan Scott, $10 bonds; Prank Da vis, $10 bonds; P. J. Ross, $10 bonds; William Gordon, $10 bonds; W. H. Jones, $5 bonds; J. Murphy; Pat De vine, John H. Striker, J. W. Dickson, $5 bonds; John Landers, Thomas F. White, $10 bonds; John Johnson. Au gust Weiss; T. C. Farrell, Ray Trimble, turned out; William Ryan, turned out; Archie Hill, turned out, and re-arrest ed this morning: David P.'erson, $5 bonds: Jack Howell. $5 bonds. None of the arrests were made af ter 8:30 o'clock last night, the busy period having- been in the early part of the day. The Easter celebration seemed to have been responsible for much of the disturbance, though among the names on the blotter are those of a number of transients who will prob ably be classed as "undesirables.** The rock pile is being strongly consid ered as an effective method of redu cing the frequency of comolalnt against petty offenders, and Chief Da vis announces that he will make a vigorous campaign against the too regular Sunday disturbances. Gen. Booth's Birthday. NEW YORK, April 12—Gen. William Booth's eightieth birthday was hon ored by the Salvation Army by large assemblages and vigorous praise of the great commander yesterday, and in the evening Miss Evangeline, dressed in rags, described slum work at the academy of music, Brooklyn. Miss Booth will also speak tonight at the Carnegie Music hall. oil cwtii) hi of ens UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT SENDS WATERS-PIERCE FRCM STATE. Commonwealth Charged Company With Pooling Combinations in Re- straint of Trade. WASHINGTON, April 12.—The Waters-Pierce oil company was final ly ousted from Texas today by a de cision of the United States supreme court, which denied a rehearing in the three cases of the Pierce company vs. Texas. The case brought into the courts by Texas, charged the company with pool ing combinations in restraint of trade. The Waters-Pierce is a subsidiary o? the Standard Oil company. "DUTCH J.OE" DEAD. Josephine Wolfe, better kno\\n as "Dutch Jo?," one of the p;o --neer<3 of this city, died at her heme 11 Wkst Alder street at 3 o'clock this\jf ter noon of pneu monia, after an "ttlQess of se\oral weeks. The deceased is one of the largest property holders in alia Walla and owns a great deal of valuable land elsewhere. No heirs to the valuable estate are known. $20,000 Appropriated. VANCOUVER, Wash., April 12 — Word has been received at Vancouver barracks that the secretary of war has made an allowance of $20,000 for the improvement of Reserve street from the Columbia river to the cemetery, o nthe west side of the garrison. Plans and specifications are now ready and work on the improvement will begin m a short time. This means that Reserve street will be brought up to grade and macada mised according to the most modern methods of road construction. The street will be 100 feet wide and th* total cost is to be $20,000. The county commissioners and man> farmers In the county will watch the progress of this road and its construe tion with an idea to improving the roads throughout the county. ROTE IS LURED Senate Makes Reductions in Tariff Bill Passed By the House. LUMBER STAYS AT LOWER BODY'S RATE Three Times More Articles Reduced Than Are Raised. WASHITs'GTOX, April 12 —The Payne tariff bill, as amended by the senate finance committee, was ordered to be reported to the senate today after the committee meeting. In the main the rates as reported from the finance committee are lower than the ones passed by the house. The actual number of reductions is about turee times the number of increases. A considerable number of articles for common use have been removed from the dutiable list and restored to free trade. The house rate of $1.00 per thousand feet on lunjber is retained, being a reduction of $1.00 from the Dingley rate. The hous.e rates on manufactured wood is retained, showing reactions from the Dingley bill in almost every instance. Imported hard woods are placed on the free list by the senate committee, and the sugar schedule is left as it came from the house; but the house rates on sugared biscuits and wafers Is reduced. The senate bill increaftes the duty on lemons from one-fourth of a cent a pound to one-half a cent. Pine apples in packages are reduced from eight cents to seven cents per cubic foot, and in bulk from $8 to $7 per 1,000. Other citrus fruits are un changed, excevt where reductions by the committee restored the Dingley rates. The committee gave the opinion that any necessary increase should be made upon luxuries rather than upon neces saries, and apparently followed this policy in the construction of the bill. Rates on wines are increased through out by the committee. It is estimated that the additional revenue derived from this source will reach a total of $3,000,000 annually. A great part will be from the increased duties on champagne. Plan Teachers' Meeting. SALEM. April 12.—The executive board of the state teachers' association is mteting here today to determine definitely the date of the next teach ers' convention. Some fav<rr June and others December. Prominent teachers from all parts of the> United States will figure in the program. BOARD OP PARDONS FINISHES SESSIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULING BY GCVERNOR, NAMES ARE NOT MADE PUBLIC. Fourty-Four Paroles, 17 Discharges and 25 Final Discharges Were Grant- Ed by the Board. The state board of pardons, which has been in session at the irtate pen itentiary for the past week, finished the consideralion of applications for pa role, pardon and final discharge this morning and the members will leave this evening for Olympia. In accord ance with the recent ruling of Gover- SUBSCRIBER'S BALLOT. Alaska-A.-Y.-P. Voting Contest 10 VOTES 10 This coupon when cut from the paper and neatly trimmed will count the above number of votes for Miss of for the Alaska trip from District No The Weather. Walla Walla: Showers to night; Tuesday fair and wartnar. Western Washington: Show ers tonight; fair Tuesday and warmer, except near coast. SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK CLEMENS IS IE Has Brought Suit Against Men Who Charged Him With Defrauding. ASKS FOR $16,250 DAMAGES IN COURT Bases Claim on Business Loss, Injured Feelings and Reputation. W. B. Clemens, the horse dealer, who was held in this city on th» charge of John Woods, and is now awaiting trial at the next term of the superior court, yesterday filed suit against M. C. Gray of Pullman, and asks the court to allow him damages to the sum of $16,250 and costs of trial to ba paid by Gray. Clemens asks $5,000 for mental anguish caused by the charges preferred against him and another 55,000 is asked for be cause of the Injury done to his repu tation. The other $5,000 is for the loss to Clemens of the business that he would have been able to have done this season had the said Gray not filed suit against him and made the charges of obtaining money under false pre_ tences. The $1,250 is the cost to Clemens of defending himself in the recent suit that was brought by Gray. Should tne case against Clemens In this court result in his favor, it is more than probable that he will, in turn, prefer charges of libel against Wood and as the complaint has been sworn to by the latter, and not the prosecuting attorney as formerly. This having been objected to by the at torneys of Clemens, he himself will be held directly responsible for all charges made against him. » Norfolk's Home Coming. NORFOLK, Va., April 12.—The ad vance guard of the old residents and sons and daughters of this now great city who came here on this opening of Norfolk's Home Coming, already shows its force in the streets and shows that there will be a big col lection of people in response to the invitation of the 200,000 league. Leave for Monterey. On a special O. R. & N. train con sisting of 11 coaches and stock cars. Troop D, of the Fourteenth cavalry, left this afternoon for Monterey, Cal., where it will be stationed for some time while taking instruction in the use of the new uachine gun. Troop D has been recently reorganized into a machine gun detachment, and mem bers are to be given a course in the and advantages of the new fighting machine, nor Hay, the names of the recipients Of leniency are not given. Out of 68 applications for parole, the board granted 44; 22 applications for discharge* from parole were received, and the board passed favorably upon 1." of that number. Applications for firal discharge numbered 37. of whi h the board granted 26. All but four of the applicants for final discharge ha I but three months to perve. Two were r< commended for deportation, and two were discharged because of their psy sual condition. During the session of the prison brard, 54 prisoners appeared before tNat body to give oral testimony in support of their applications, and 17 favorable recommendations resulted. Ten applications for parole will be granted a= soon as .they have com pleted the record, or can depend upon suitable employment when released.