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Believes But One Bandit Was in
Ballard Oar Hold-Up.
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Pram tk* OatiMe-Rur w "*
Hot Attack** I'a til Shootlm*
Promt lal ef Car Was Over—Pos
itive That «!■ Shot Killed Oscar
Brandt, the Dead Highwayman.
Charles E. Plimpton, who miraculously
•scaped death at the han«s of the Ballard
•treet car bandits, was sufficiently recov
ered to receive callers at Providence hos
pital yesterday, and during the day a
large number of friends visited him. In
the morning Dr. Horton and Dr. Carroll
operated upon his shattered left forearm
and removed In all thirty-four pieces of
bone. The shoulder wound is doing well
tinder soothing applications. Plimpton's
mother remains constantly by his bedside.
When seen In the afternoon. Plimpton
was exceptionally cheerful, and told for
the first time his story of the hold-up and
subsequent battle.
"I am of the opinion that there was but
one man in the attempted hold-up," he
■aid in in Interview. "I was seated on
the right side of the car facing the front
when the car pulled Into the switch. I
had my gun In my overcoat pocket The
llrst thing I heard was a shot outside on
the front end of the car. This was follow
ed by two more in quick succession"^and
then there came a lull It was but for a
moment, however. The next thing I heard
was shooting from the outside Into the
car. The bullets came through the glass
and Woodwork at botn ends and the
center of the car as though some person
or persons were trying to cover all points
In the car from the side.
"Then followed another lull, during
which all the passengers on the car, ex
cept a large man and myself, made their
escape. I felt for my revolver and was
about to go" out to help the man on the
front end. who had by mat time ceased
firing, when 1 heard a tramp, as with
heavy boots, on the rear end, and, look
ing up, I saw a masked man ent«r the
door. This was after all the shooting on
the outside had ceased, and aft->r I had
been struck in the neck by one of the bul
lets from the outside.
"The man's appearance brought me to
a realisation that I had my hands full
inside the car, and about this time the
big man. who was left inside the car with
me. made his escape through the front
"As the highwayman entered he stag
gered as though drunk. He carried his
gun in one hand and supported It with the
other clasped about the wrist, which
made me' believe he had been wounded In
the hand.
"He came up within four feet of me.
where I was crouching behind the seat,
and threw his big gun full upon me. He
never spoke a word, but as tne gun was
wabbling about In all directions I am
sure the man Was drunk, which made
him reckless.
"I>> fired the llrst shot Just'as I was
crawling in toward the wall. My left
hand was upraised and the bullet crash
ed through my forearm. I then threw
up my right hand wfth my gun In It. I
am a good shot, and aimed straight at
.his face which was not tr.ore than four
Vfcet away from me, and flred.
"The robber turned and started for the
door. I flred polntblank at his body
again. He returned the fire, and for a
third time my gun spoke. I am almost
sure that my first shot took effect, and
k that they are my bullets found In the
I body of the dead bandit. My third shot
' may have gone wide on account of the
smoke in the car.
"I am sure there were only three shots
fired on the front end before the firing
Into the car from the side began. This
leads me to believe that the front end
passenger wounded the bandit in the hand
and In revenge he began firing Into the
car from the side after he had been driv
en from the front platform. It Is my be
lief that there was but one man Implicat
ed In the lob. otherwise they would have
worked together and the rear end man
would have been engaged In his work be
fore the front end man had finished."
Mr. Plimpton Is employed In the audi
tor's office of the Pacific Coast Company.
He will probablv be out sreln In a few
days, but doubts sre entertained as to
whether he will ever regain the use of his
left arm and hard.
Nothing new In the hold-up case de
veloped yesterday In police circles. No
trace of the second robber has yet been
found, i The officers detailed on the case.
however, are still of the opinion there w«r»
two men engaged In It. The blood
tracks from where the front of
the car stood on the switch lead
straight to the side of the hill
where Brandt was found dying. From the
rear of the ear. tracks lead to the brush,
and about fifty yards distant Is a piatM
where a man Is thought to have rested.
The belief of the officers is that it Is at
thin spot Brandt's partner waited and
Whistled for Brandt, as Matterson claims.
They are also convinced that Brandt's
partner was wounded, as clots of blood
nave been found along his trail, which
leads to the railroad tracks and Is then
Brandt's body still lies at the morgue.
It will possibly be burled at the poor farm
County Prisoners Will Be Set to
Work Cleaning Streets.
The board of county commissioners on
Saturday discussed at considerable length
plans for the establishment of a chain
gang for the prisoners In the county Jail.
It wast resolved to ask the permission of
the city to put the prisoners to work im
mediately cleaning the streets In the su
burban districts. Among other things,
Grant street bridge and the Fremont
boulevard will bo kept in good condition
by the chain gang.
If suitable arrangement can be made the
county commissioners will complete the
present unfinished plank road between this
city and Ballard with convict labor. "The
city of Ballard will be asked to furnish
the lumber and the county will donate the
At present It Is the Intention of the com
missioners to employ two guards for the
chain gang. The prisoners will be worked
In gangs of twelve, that being all two
guards can safely handle. The Jail usual
ly contains from ten to twenty-five "hobo"
| Does your head ache? Pain back of I
I your eyes? Bad taste in vourmouth? I
I It's your liver I Ayer's Pilis are I
I liver pills. They cure constipation, I
I headache, dyspepsia, and ail liver
I complaints. 28c. All druggists. I
Wul MU awwtaoh* or boird a beautiful
Jim ,n, mmm ■ ft-r. nru nJ
UlzSSt feet facing on First avenue south and running through to •Rail
road avenue.
Another tract 137x139, Immediately across the street to the southward, and
fronting also on First avenue south and Railroad avenue. Out of this tract we
can sail a forty-foot lot If desired.
These tracts are tilled In and are absolutely the closest In and most availa
ble warehouse and manufacturing sites In the city, and there Is nothing that
offer* a better opportunity for profitable Investment
liny an situated only few blocks crath ef Jacksei street and six
Weeks' SMM of Dexter Norton 8 Co.'s bank.
aoa and *O3 X*ir York Blook.
federal Officers Viable to Get a
Confession Prom L. M. Wlllnrd,
Supected of Counterfeiting.
Secret Service Agent La Salle and the
Seattle police officials were active yester
day In the counterfeiting case brought to
light Friday. During the morning Mr.
La Salle called at the county lall and had
a talk with G. Guy Weiler and John
Doyle, who went further Into the details
of their alleged connection with Wlllard,
and seemed disposed to tell all they knew
about the case. Next Mr. La Salle took
L. M. Wlllard, the third of the suspects,
on a walk, and brought him downtown.
Although every effort was used to make
him tell his full connection with the mat
ter, he still stuck to his original story
of having found $125 of the bad money
and given It to Weiler and Doyle to get
rid of.
The search for the cache was not con
tinued yesterday, owing to the lateness
of the hour when Agent La Salle got
through with the men. This morning,
however, accompanied by Weiler and
Deyle, who have once been to the spot
where the outfit Is cached, Mr. La Salle
will renew the search, which promises to
meet with success.
The t*6 of counterfeit coin which
Weiler and Doyle claim to have thrown
Into the bay at the foot of Union street
has not yet been recovered. According to
their story It was tied up In a towel. After
the tide had gone out yesterday after
noon the officers began to drag the bay at
the point Indicated,, but no trace of the
money was found.
Agent La Salle yesterday morning gave
instructions at the county Jail to permit
no person, on any excuse, to see any of
the alleged counterfeiters, except by or
der of the United States district attorney
or himself.
"The coin I have recovered from the
men," said Mr. La*. Salle yesterday, "Is
perhaps the best, Mgth one exceptloon. I
nave ever seen. We have not accom
pllshd much today, but expect that to
morrow will reveal some interesting
points In the case. The coin Is undoubt-
edly made from a mold. The metal can
be determined only after an analysis."
List of Applicants Who Passed Civil
Service Examination.
There were forty applicants for exami
nation by the civil service commission
ers for positions as registration rlerks
for the spring election. Several failed to
pass recent examinations. The following
Is a list of those who were successful:
C. ThorrfSon, W. W: Feas, A. Turner, J.
C. McGlnnls, Arthur Rlnehart, John L.
Gow, Harvey C. London, Frederick Fos
ter, Correllt E. Bowman, A. Tt. Rail, Ma
son G. Guy, J. H. Darlington, Myrtle
Meyer, William M. Qrecn. M. T. McGraw,
William E. Root, J. P. E. Scc.oncs, A. C.
Nelson, 11. 3. Lea. N. A. Thompson.
Charles S. Carpenter, R. F. Farran, R. 11.
Pearee L. F. Dodge, C. D. Lynch, F. R.
Brine, D. O. Rudy, R. W. Cotterlll, J.
Morrison, H. H. Smith, A. E. Drake, E.
Secretary of the interior Approves
Great Northern'* Map*.
The Great Northern's Washington Im-
Erovement and Development Company
as Just completed five new maps definite
ly locating Its proposed line through the
Colvllle reservation from a point-on the
Columbia river near the mouth/' of the
San Poll northward through the San Poll
valley and along Curlew creek and Kettle
river to the International boundary line.
All Of the maps and papers filed by the
company have. It is understood, received
the sanction of the secretary of the In
terior. and the Great Northern will be
gin the construction of the line early
In the spring.
The district covered by the proposed
line li one of the richest In mining In the
Ealtera portion ot, tlie state.
Rev. Prank ». Whltham Retiree
From the Pulpit of the First M. P.
Church—<Called to Columbia.
Last night's service at the First Metho
dist Protestant church at the corner of
Third avenue and Pine street was the
last of the pastorate of Rev. Frank E.
Whltham. Mr. Whltham will return to
hie own communion, that of the Congre
gational church, and has accepted a call
to the rapidly growing Columbia Congre
gational church, nt Columbia. He will
commence Ills labors there next Sunday.
There will be no Immediate supply for the
pulpit vacancy in the First Methodist
Protestant church. The congregation will
look to the Home Mission board for a
pastor to take Rev. Mr. Whitham's place.
Rev. Frank K. Whitham was born in
England, his father being then the jro
prletor of the Calder Vale iron works, at
Wakefield, Yorkshire, one of the largest
concerns of its kind in the country. Frank
and Fred Whitham, his two sons, early
sought vocations in foreign lands. Frank
Whitliam, after three years of traveling
in almost all lands, and after taking a
degree ill England and later attending a
university in Germany, entered the work
of the Congregational church In the Uni
ted States. He has served churches in
Maine, Vermont and Missouri.
Coming to Seattle nearly three years
ago, he accepted a call to the pulpit cf
the First Methodist Protestant church, in
tending to remain here for a brief period
only. The relationship with the Methodist
Protestant people, however, proved so
agreeable that the Intended brief stay has
extended Into almost three years.
Fred Whitham, (he brother of the cler
gyman, went to South Africa, where lie
enlisted in the famous Cape Mounted Rliles,
but soon thereafter became under secretary
to the governor general. Lord Napier.
Later he tilled a similar office under the
celebrated Gen. Gordon.
A Cape newspaper of recent date speaks
In an editorial of Mr. Whitham as one of
the coming great men of South Africa.
The Pacific Clipper line's freighter Rapid
Transit will beijln the transportation of
eight cars of gun carriages and machinery
for the government fortifications on Ad
miralty head and Marrowstone point to
day. The paraphernalia will be taken op
at Arlington docks.
Machinery for Fortifications.
m mum
Booming Cannons and Screaming
Whistles Greet 1900.
Dying Momenta of 18M Observed In
Widely Varying Ways—Ohurch-
Goers Pass Them la Solemn Son*
lae an Impromptu Celebration—
Uproar of Joyous Enthusiasm.
With the loud boom of cannon, the fir
ing of revolvers, beating of drums and
screaming of the brazen throats of noisy
whistles of factories and water craft, the
old year of 1899 was bid adieu last mid
night, and a new year, full of hope''and
bright prospects, ushered in and bid a
glad welcome. Until the Impromptu cele
bration was over the downtown streets,
were fairly alive with people—men and
women, young and old. all participating In
the festival.
In the southern part of the city en
thusiasm ran too high to await the hour
of midnight, and so the uproar began la
that quarter about half an hour earlier.
It was general in all quarters down town,
though in the residence districts fireworks
shot high In the air, waving adieu and
welcome as In one breath. It was a Joyous
occasion, and all who remained up so late
had a spectacular reward. M
Today a holiday will be generally ob
served. Banks and business houses will
remain closed until Tuesday morning. The
public library will be closed with the ex
ception of the men's reading room, which
will be open In the afternoon as usual.
The old year, so full of wars and ru
mors of wars, died amid various surround
ings In Seattle last night—the old year,
so full of gladness and victory for some;
so full of sadness and failure for others.
In some places the old year expired as
peacefully ae a child; In others he Joined
the fading pageant of the past to the ac
companiment of the music of brazen in
struments and drinking songs, and in
many places of public worship he faded
out of being amid hosannas from ten times
fourscore and ten of voices uplifted to
the Throne.
Watch-night services were held In a.
number of the churches, and as a rule the
seating capacity of the edifices was taxed
to the utmost. At the First Methodist
church many of the ladies took off their
hats and their wrnps and made themselves
comfortable for their vlrgll. There was a
regular service first, at which Presiding
Elder Whitfield preached. The watch serv
ices were led by the pastor, Rev. E. M.
Randall. They comprised singing and
scripture readings by members of the
congregation befitting the occasion. One
of the hymns was Y 'Holy, Holy, Holy."
which Tennyson said Is the grandest hymn
In the English language.
After the regular service at the First
Baptist church the watch service did not
begin till about 10 o'clock, and was held
in the lecture room on the ground floor.
Attendants at the regular Sunday night
service enjoyed special music, "The Naza
rene," a sacred cantata by Charles H.
Gabriel, and sung by twenty-five male and
female voices. It was splendidly rendered
under the leadership of W. T. Elwell, the
The watch services were conducted by
the pastor, Kev. K I* Bowerman. He
read .1 scripture leseon, and delivered i.n
address, the topic of which was "Aly
Church." ITe sought to show in what way
the most effective work could he done dur
ing the year for "the Kingdom," and stated
he thought it could he accomplished
through the local church by each one re
maining loyal and zealous to the cuurcn
of which he mlxht be a member. Two ad
dresses were also made by laymen. Tliey
were by H. VV. Gilchrist on "Soul Win
ning," and by S. C. .Ohrum on "Spirit-
Filled Life."
A festival watch service was held at St.
Mark's Episcopal church. The full choir,
with orchestra, was in tho chancel, and
at midnight buret out in the strains of
Sullivan's "Festival Te Deura." The time,
the sacred place and the solemn occasion
made this grand martial panegyric very
Impressive. The service did not begin till
11:30 p. m., and was in the following order:
rrocesslonal, 41S—"O God, Our Help in Ages
Past" 8t Anne
Lord's Prayer
Anthem—"Recessional" (Kiplinct DeKuren
Dr. It. 11. Gentle and chorus.
Sermon: the rector
At midnight:
"Festiral te Deura" Sulliran
Miss Tester and chorus, with orchestra and
orjan accompaniment
Offertory—"We Stand in Deep Repentance".,..
* -Mendelssohn
Mies Tester. Miss Trie, Dr. R. B. Gentle,
Mr A. W. Conant.
Recessional, 203—"A Few More Years Shall Roll"
A well attended and very enjovable
watch-night meeting waa held at the First
Free Melhodist church, at Terry avenue
and Pine afreet, commencing at 8 p. m.
It consisted of pralie and ncrtptur# reading
and apMfclof,
Oood 0-room modern house, Ren
ton Hill.
Oood O-room bouae, walking dis
Both foreclosed' properties and
biff bargains. Easy terms.
Second Floor, Colonial Block.
"Shenandoah" at the Seattle.
Jacob Lltt'a "Shenandoah" company
opened at the Seattle theater last even
ing to a well-filled house. The audience
was appreciative, and, as a whole, the
production was very satisfactory. In this
revival of Bronson Howard's famous war
drama a number of minor changes have
been made which are really Improve
ments and add scmoe novelty. There Is no
stint to the display of horses and men—
In fact, the limits of the stage are tested
In this respect.
The battle scene In the third act la
especially realistic. Minor Incidents of
bloody action, the sullen retreat of the
Union army and the dramatic advent of
Oen. Sheridan who, with his escort, dash
es across the stage fairly choked with
powder smoke, are all presented In un
usually vivid style and work the audi
ence up to quite a high pitch of enthusi
asm. A pretty feature of the response to
the applause which followed last night
was the waving of small flags by the en
tire company In time to martial music.
Robert Elliott's Col. Kerchlval West was
not wholly satisfactory. W. A. WhUecar
aa Oen. Haverhill, J. B. Cooper as Capt.
Heartsease, George A. Wright as Lieut.
Bedloe and Otis Turner as Sergt. Barkett
were all very acceptable. Louis Hen
dricks makes an Ideal Gen. Buckthorn.
Miss Kstella Dale, In the role of <
trude Klllngham, is wltuout doubt an
actress of talent and possesses a melodi
ous voice, but she does not come up to
one's Ideal of the fiery Southern girl. Ju
lia Bachelder as Jennie Bucktho m. Is
pleasing. Probably very few In the audi
ence recognized In the graceful young
woman who so charmingly tilled the part
of Madeline West, Miss Alice Newbegln,
formerly a resident of Seattle and a de
voted young teacher In the Sunday school
of one of the prominent local churches.
Her stage name Is Alice Neal. She la
now In her third season In the profes
sion, and Is an actress of much promise.
"Gay Coney Island" st Third Avenue.
"At Gay Coney Island," that breeiy col
lection of amusing lines, laughable situ
ations and clever specialties, opened last
night at the Third Avenue theater to a
crowded house. 'The play has been seen
In Seattle before, but has lost none of Us
drawing powers. The plot Is based on
the attempts of a rich young herless to
rid herself of a supposedly moribund hus
band secured at her request by a jocular
doctor. The situations are Involved and
ludicrous. -
Miss Marie Storl, a. beautiful young
woman with a splendid soprano voice,
plays the part of Miss An Teek and Mrs.
Aiken Payne. Her songs were well re
ceived. She is also an accomplished vlo-
Ilnlßt. Her first selection captivated the
audience. For an encore she played
Suwanee River" with much delicacy and
The principal factors in the fun-making
are Burt Weston as Dr. Payne and
Charles Belmont as Hi Price, the plumb
er. Their comedy work is clever and ex
tremely amusing. Dick Rlelmrds was
good as Benson Huret, an eccentric Ger
man. Mattle Lockette was a charming
soubrette and sang and danced her way
Into the hearts of her audience. Alf
Holt whistled well and gave some good
imitations of the cries of birds and ani
The chorus girls of "In Gay Coney Is
land" are pretty and sing well. The cos
tumes are handsome and the scenery'all
that could be desired. A special matinee
will be given this afternoon.
Seekers After Light on Socialism
Gather In W. C. L. V. Hall.
Western Central Labor Union Hall was
well filled last night by an audience of
those seeking light on the question of so
cialism. The occasion was a public meet
ing of the Social Democratic party. The
objects of the party and its platform were
explained by the chairman, L. W. Kidd.
Henry Kanouse gave a reading from a
Haverhill paper, which showed the atti
tude of the combined old parties sgalnst
the Socialists. Lyman Wood read a chap
ter on the origin of socialism.
The main feature of the meeting, how
ever, was the able exposition of socialism
made by C. Lux and his masterful an
swering of all questions propounded.
The meeting was closed by a five-min
ute talk of great eloquence by Max Sel
bert. The next meeting will be held on
Monday evening, January 8.
City of Seattle Compelled to Put
Back For Repairs.
Owing to the imperfect packing of a
cylinder head which caused a constant
thumping of her engine, the City of Se
attle was compelled to put back on her
voyage to Alaska and return to this port
for repairs. These were completed within
five hours, and the vessel sailed again
last night for Lynn canal.
She first put to sea yesterday afternoon
and got as far as West Point, when Capt.
Connell decided It prudent and best to
turn back and make the repairs needed.
There were eighty passengers aboard, all
of whom took the delay without complain
Bloemfonteln Out of <)iiarantlne.
Stoamer Bloemfonteln, the British-
American line's Honolulu freighter Which
was detained several days at the Port
Townsend quarantine, will arrive at the
Arlington docks about 11 o'clock this
morning. She will begin taking on cargo
at once, sailing on her maiden Hawaiian
voyage about the middle pf the week. The
Bloemfonteln last sailed coal-laden from
New South Wales with a cargo for Hono
Marriage Llcenae Record Broken.
The month of December was a record
breaker in the matter of marriage li
censes In King County. County Auditor
Evenson Issued 106 during the month, the
highest number recorded for a like pe
flakes the hair grow. Clears
the Complexion. Softens and
whitens the Hands. Preserves
and beautifies the skin of In
fants and Children.
0* Absolutely pare, dclk.-.te IT medicated, surpriftagly
Ctteettr*. CvjtrvßA g«,Ar U notably tho m«t eflcactoM
of «kTo purlftera aad beta titer*. Ititthe HUfHulwX
Mtof tohat, bath, aad ba»r —p<T
IBusiness for the first few days after New :f I
Year's day is supposed to be quiet. We f* j
determined some time ago that it should be | I
otherwise at this store, and have provided I
the following— ' I
Carpets. Satsuma
For the next week, to liven things For a week, or m lon*
up In the Carpet Department, we last, the following prices «Sn 25 T
will Mil: vail on Batsuma Run at tbSi JSL A r
-hardly necessary to hint that •2 T
Moquette Carpet*- con,e early f
„ . „ , * Slxe 3x« feet
Made, lined and laid, OS Size 4x7 feet
per yard OO CIS 3lie 6x« feet ifm^
_ Slxe 6xß feet •...!*■»£ 'l''
Axminster Carpets—
Hade, lined and laid, || |A llxe m l fee^ 8 •:
P»T yard # lllfi Bin Sxli feet, hall #;■
«u m "Daisy" I
Jlir-Cigbt Realm.
The DAIST has Inside hot blast down draft, nickeled regulat- '" ;
lngi damper and pipe check, heavy steel linings, cast Iron collar, •§
top heavily braced, swing-off cover and urn. Special for the MMM . >
week, 22-Inch slxe, without foot rails ..... 9wMv'i
.— r?mnTOM>- tAhPrr* . tijaztzmßf
♦ evenyrwiMamfunwiaiaT
1 W. m. RUSSELL, Ltsia mt —|i M '
.....TONIGHI_. •f||
"At Gay Coney Island!*
At least 2,000 turned away last night upil4ii£jjj|
get even BREATHING ROOM. .
NEVER CHANGING PRICES-lOc, 20c. 30c, 4*. Mfc
Germauia Hall,
Carbonado Fund
Admission, 30 Cents.
Entire proceeds will go to the Car
bonado sufferers.
Free Instruction every afternoon. Muslo
Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Spec
tator!, 10; skaters, 25c. Manager A. D.
We are experts In Eye flttinar.
112 Cherry Street. Gr*du*te OpUcUn.
•'Guard Your Bight."
* XI/ E fume yet A fine tine
2 ZmL of Wtiches. DU- X
* monds. Jewelry, etc., for *
1 I2 1 v pjlA/rw Year's presents. £
< WtjjJSm W. W. HOUGHTON, Jeweler, »
M rißt An ,
i; Instruments. J
• ■ musical Instrument It wHI-B>f
]| to buy that^ holds^jj
• dolins and Guitars art J
'" In workmanship, llnlsh
.. We have good string liiMWNWfB*
.. from 18.00 upwards.
II winter &mm
• • Second Ave. and Marten J
• f>
Kemovfd From
BUI. ****§? |M j
Wisdom's Robert** caffM' j
blemishes of the faoe fMfIHK j
tor the trad* (n#f njHß^j9|^lK|

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