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Bluestem, $1-12 to $1.16.
Turk®y Red, $1.01 to $1.03. Club, 760 to $1.01. Barley* $26 to $2/. SIXTY CENTS PER MONTH HUM IS MED W WAY North Coast to Come This Way on Route Through Mountains East. ENGINEER GIVES CUT INFORMATION Tunnel Three Miles Through Mountains Will Carry Read Through. Tli;'t the Xorth Coast railroad will run through this city was definitely announced yesterday by one of the en pin« rs on this work and further than this, it was stated that the right of way will be up Mill creek across the maintains and will make direct con nections with a transcontinental road. Although this rumor has been afloat for some time and has been given cre dence by some, it was yet doubted by many who believed that this city would he only connected with the main branch by a spur. The Statement made yesterday by a man who knows, dispels this thought and assures peo ple that when the North Coast rail road is in active operation, Walla Wal la will at last be in communication with the eastern points. A preliminary survey has been made up Mill creek by *E. S. Clark, locating engineer for this concern and the pro posed route crosses the .mountains by aid of a three mile tunnel and runs Frank Clark, Who Denounced Fellow Democrats Lately ( ongressman Frank Clark, democrat • r-m the Second district of Florida, *ho denounced his democratic colleag ues on the floor of the house of rep rt ent tiyes in a speech on the Payne ' " " nil! fur their attitude toward the and incidentally took a shot at Biyanism. ( announced that the people of •• :s district had instructed him to ob l i; :i if possible, protection for certain r ''ducts in which they'are interested, 'f t::e Payne bill contains the pro tft-ti n desired bv them he •will vote for it. Wan Races With a Panther. r>KS MOINES, April 15. —A reaf tain lion was shot yesterday on an ls 'and, in Rush Lake, near Ocheydan. W;titer Strauss. The animal weighed Jt " pounds, was hungry, ferocious ar *d a good runner. Strauss much I nferred running to hunting moun'. '-in lions, and the only reason he did r "'t run faster was because he could n ''t- Wlhea the lion was close upon him, however, he fired, but missed. Af sprinting the whole length of the !s and Strauss fired again, this time billing the beast. Death of Native Irishman. Jacksonville, ore., April is.— ; Irs - Mary Donegan died this morning 59 years. She was a native of lr e!and and the wife of Patrick Done &an, a settler of 1854. The Evening Statesman Prince Louis of the Battenburg - Will Cruise on the Alantic Americans who were charmed with Prince Louis of Battenberg when he visited them a little more than three years ago will be interested to know about his new naval assignment, which will make him a sort of neighbor, ina&much as he will cruise the At lantic ocean. When he went to America he was a fear admiral in command of the second cruiser squadron of the British into the Grand Ronde valley. It is expected that another and more defi nite line will be located in the near future, though and that the work of construction will commence as soon as completed. According to the statements rnade by Chief Engineer F. L. Pitman while giving testimony in the federal court in the condemnation proceedings brought by the North Coast against the Great Northern railroad several days ago, this road will build 100 miles of track this year. The contract for j the construction of the Columbia river i bridge calls for its completion by Oc- ! tober 1 and following its completion 100 miles of steel will be laid on the Yakima line to connect wit£ this bridge. The actual right-of-way already pur_ chased by this concern is about 213 miles between Spokane and North Ya-j kima and 10 or 15 miles west of Ya- j kima. The grading and rock work is finished for a distance of 60 miles. ."• 7" Had Him Fooled- SEATTLE, April 15. —Mike J. Mai- j loy. alias A. J. Mack, has been ar- j rested here charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. Patrick S. Kelly, a machinist in the navy yard , at Bremerton, says he paid Malloy j $725 in the last six months on his rep- j resentation that he is an officer of the federal secret service and would se_ cure Kelly a $2,000 job if Kelly would advance funds with which to "fix officials. FERRY BOATS RUN 1 TOGETHER IN FOG, The Berkeley Hits the Eincinal Amid ships, Tearing Out Her Wheel House Alnd Ripping Hole In Her Side. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 15. —The Berkeley, a Southern Pacific ferry boat, after leaving the Oakland slip this morning, ran down the ferry Encinal, sideswiping her amidships on the port side and tearing out her wheel house, cutting a great hole in the for ward part of the after deck. The Berkeley lost her starboard rail and part of her sid J . The Encinal was run ning slowly, a slight fog having set tled, when suddenly the Berkeley, oui of her course, loomed up. The Encinal limped into her slip a few minutes la ter, with both wheels working. Both boats will be laid up for repairs for some time. 800 Orchard Stoves Imported. LA GRANDE, Ore., April 15—Or chards of Union county will be pro tected from late frosts by the arrival here today of 800 orchard stoves that are guaranteed to keep an ordinary frost from doing serious injury to the fruit. WALLA WALLA'S PIONEER NEWSPAPER—ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1909 navy. Since then he has been pro moted to vice admiral. Recently he was promoted to the command of the Atlantic fleet under the rearrangement of the British navy, which among other important changes, caused Lord •les Beresford, who also is popular in the United States, to haul down his flag after a half century of active service. JUAN NICOLUS WAITS CALMLY FOR HANGING Young Millworker Loses Arm. CENTRALIA, Wjash., April 15.—Al bert, the 17-year-old son of J. E. Gif_ ford, of Centralia, in a sawmill at Lit tel, yesterday, was caught in a drag saw and one arm cut off above the el bow. He was taken to the hospital at Chehalis. His condition this morn ing is critical. IIUUNCTISN TO STOP PUT EX-COMMISSIONER STRUTHERS BEGINS SUIT IN SUPERIOR COURT TODAY. Would Not Let the County Pay the Salaries of Fruit Inspector and His Assistants. Injunction proceedings to prevent the paying of money for inspection of fruit in this country, were started this afternoon in the superior court by George otruthers, who recently wrote the commissioners that he intended to do so, having secured the services of Attorneys Rupp and Bryson for this purpose. Following the filling, a tem porary injunction will be secured pending the final hearing on the ap plication for a permanent one. This suit is the outcome of some former remarks of Mr. Struthers, who in writing the commissioners said, that if warrants were issued to County Fruit Inspector "Whitney or his dep uties, he would bring proceedings in court to prevent the payment of them. -The effects of this can not be pre dicted as yet, but it is known that at a recent meeting of the Commercial -»lub they endorsed the proposition of Mr. Whitney of having deputy fruit inspectors during the fruit season and further, guaranteed a part of their salary, the intention being to clean up this valley and rid it of the scale and disease that keeps its quality down. Mr. Struthers feels that he is doing the valley a good thing in this and declares that the injunction .is not (Contiued On Page- Eight.) LB IS FIRS! TO DEW Filings for Candidacy for City Offices Opened This Morning. CITY ENGINEER WAS EARLY IN THE FIELD Mike Davis Not Slow to Get His Name Before Mu nicipal Voters. Today, under the provisions of the direct primary law, is the first day of the period in which declarations of candidacy may be filed by aspirants for city offices, and from April 15 to May 15 such declarations may be filed with the city clerk. City Engineer L. W. Loehr was the first man to file this morning, and is afforded ample time in which to make his campaign in case there is compe tition. Mr. Loehr filed as republican candidate. There is little stir in the political pot of the city, and but little talk is heard on the streets. However, it is quite probable that all offices will be represented at the primaries by a full contingent of office seekers, and the city clerk is preparing for the extra work that will be occasioned by the num erous declarations. Chief of Police Mike Davis was second in line this (Contiued On Page Eight.) EATS, BLEEPS, RESTS COMFORTABLY IN HIS CELL. Man Whose Life Will Go Out With, Pulling of Drop, Is Waiting. With the silent stoicism peculiar to his race, Juan Nicolus, the Filipino who is awaiting execution at the peni_ tentiary tomorrow morning, rests com fortably in his cell, making absolutely .no manifestation of his knowledge that his life will be snuffed out on the gal lows as an expiation of a heinous crime. Nicolus, who will be hanged some time after 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, has embraced religious be lief, and is to all outward appearances resigned to his fate. That he will walk calmly up the-steps to the trap door, j await the adjustment of the black cap and noose, is the belief of the prison authorities. Nicolus will be the first Filipino ever hanged at the local prison, and the first man to be executed since Miller, of Cowlitz county, shot down ward two years ago. He fully realizes the importance of the situation, and knows that he may expect no assist ance from friends on the outside. With an appetite as regular as though he were at liberty, and with his hours of as restful as might be desired, Nicolus might be said to be enjoying his last days on earth. Only a small number of spectators will be permitted to witness -the execu tion, which will take place some time during the forenoon on the scaffold which has* been erected in the prison yard near the buildings. Newspaper correspondents, medical and sional men and the necessary attend, ants will comprise the assemblage that will see the little brown man go to his death, showing nerve and appar ent indifference that have for the past two or three weeks been a source of wonder to those who have been at tending the prisoner. The Filipino was convicted of a double murder, which was committed at the Port Blakely mills not far from the Bremerton navy yards. One of his victims was a white man by the name of Brown, who was one of the workmen in the great mills and whom :he murderer mistook for a certain Mohammed Ali, Shah of Persia Is Virtually an exiled man Latest photograph of Mohammed All, Shah of Persia, and king of kings, who is at the moment a monarch only in name, without power to enforce his despotic authority in any part of his empire. Accordng to advices from Persia he is virtually a fugitive from his people, living in a fortified camp on the out skirts of his capital, surrounded by a small body of Persian cossacks, com manded by Russian officers, the only troops on which he can rely for his personal safety. North of his capital to the Caspian sea, west to the Rus_ sian and Turkish frontiers, and south deputy sheriff. His other victim was a little Filipino boy 4 years of age, a son of the man upon whom the crim inal had sworn vengeance. The death of the little son was the result of his solemn vow. Both were killed by be ing shot to death on January 2S last. Nicolus was an employe of the mills until a few days preceeding the crime. inn as FOR ANOTHER Bill WOULD HAVE CONGRESS PASS A MEASURE REVISING SCHED- ULES FOR ISLANDS. Head of Bureau of Insular Affairs Says It Will Have to Be Passed to Meet Conditions. WASHINGTON. D. C., April 15.— Declaring that it is important to the welfare of the Philippines that a tariff bill "for the islands be passtd simul taneously with the Payne bili, Presi dent Taft today sent' a message to congress transmitting the proposed measure prepared under the direction of the bureau of insuiar affa rs. The message states that the bureau's meas ure revises the law of the Philippines, revising the tariff to make it conform as nearly as possible with the regula tions and custom laws of the United States. The purpose of the bill is to meet new conditions which will arise under the Payne bill. Accompanying the message was a letter from Secretary Dickinson, who admits his unfamiliarity with the sub ject, but transmits the recommenda tion of General Edwards, chief of the bureau of insular affairs, who says: "Be it understood that the free ad mission of American goods to the Phil ippines will revolutionize business there unless the adoption of the police- Is accompanied by a revision of the present Philippine tariff. It would be disastrous to important industries and would embarrass the Philippine gov- ernment." The schedule regarding tobacco ana sugar in the Philippines' measure Kf identical with that of the Payne bill. to the Persian gulf and the Arabian sea, his power has been usurped by the nationalists, directed by the Anjumans, the political clubs of Persia. The trade routes are stopped, and the cara vans which continue a desperate com merce are looted by the tribesmen," whom the condition of anarchy has placed beyond the control of both the shah and the nationalists. All of the principal cities and towns of Persia — excepting only the capital—are in the hands and under the dominance of the revolutionaries, and the trade routes are rendered precarious and mostly im passable. DRINKS QUART OF BAY RUM AND THEN RECOVERS IN JAIL Barber Gets Lonesome for Business and Mystifies Doctors by Baffling Death. VANCOUVER, Whsh., April 15.—Af ter drinking nearly a quart of pure bay rum in one afternoon, C. C. Fuller, a peripatetic tonsorial artist, suffered no more inconvenience than a series of fits and convulsions, and a night of disturbed slumber in the city jail. That he did not die forthwith is a mystery to the doctors of the city. Fuller came into the city Saturday and went to work in a local shop. Busi ness for a time was dull. Fuller dis covered a quart bottle of bay rum, which had never been opened. He broke the seal. One drink got lone some rfnd called for another. In a short time Fuller was seized with con vulsions. He ran out of the shop to the street and fell on the pavement. He recovered in jail. Buck Gulch Placers to Resume, SUMPTER, Ore., April 15 —Work will soon commence on the Buck Gulch placers, near here. Messrs Hawley & Weaver are making arrangements to start their pipes on the rich ground that has in years past returned them a good revenue for a few weeks' run. Other claims below this ground will be sluiced again this season. STUDENTS ILL GET TICKETS TO THE FAIR Exposition Will Give Season Pass to Pupil Graduating With Highest Honors From Each High School in State. SEATTLE, Wash., April 15.—The exposition will give a season ticket to fhe student who graduates with the highest honors from each of two hun dred high schools in the state, in re cognition of work by the pupils in ad vertising the fair through letters sent to eastern pupils. SUBSCRIBER'S BALLOT. Alaska-A.-Y.-P. Voting Contest 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 1 )istrict No • • ••••••#•••••••••••• ••• • • • • . • • • % •, SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK REGULATE WIN com Representative Townsend Is Preparing Bill to Stop Corners. WHEAT TAKES BREAD UP AND POOR SUFFER May Wheat Opens at $1.29 But Is Forced Down by Patten Sales. CHICAGO, April 15.—May wheat opened at $1 29. the high mark of yes terday's market. It was soon forced down when Patten and the early trad ers sold. The most disastrous effect of the Patten corner is apparent with the poor of the west side neighborhoods, where bread has been raised on# cent per loaf. It is expected that a cor_ responding raise will be made by the better bakeries. WASHINGTON. April 16.—Cabinet members are considering thousands of letters protesting against the Patten bull operations in Chicago. The gen eral opinion is that there is no federal statue to deal w\ h the situation. Rep resentative Townynd of Michigan, is preparing a bill making corners Im possible. A possible remedy Is suggested In a provision of the Sherman law de signed to offer protection from con- Fulton of Oregon May Go to China As an Ambassador Charles t unoi., ul Oregon, who has been offered the appointment as United States minister to Pekin to succeed W. W. Rockhill. He was born August 21, 1853, at Lima, Ohio, at an early age he moved west with his parents to the middle west and his ed ucation was received in schools in lowa and Nebraska, in both of which states he resided for a time. He studied law at Pawnee city. Neb., and was ad mitted to the bar in 1875, Soon after he went to Oregon. For a time he taught school before beginning tho practice of his profession at Astoria. He entered public life as a state sena tor, serving in that capacity from 1878 to 1902. In the meantime he had won fame as a lawyer and appeared as chief counsel in many important ca?e* in the northwest. Four years ago he was elected to the United States sen ate after a long and hard-fought con test. 5 VOTES 6 The Weather. Walla Walla: Shewars to night or Friday. Western Washington: Show* ere tonight and Friday. To Eliminate Corners. (Contiued On Page Eight.)