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EAST AUBURN, N. V.. Dec. 31.—An authoritative announcement in regard id the wedding of Elbert Hubbard, head of the Roycrofters, and Miss Alice Moore, is unobtainable here, but the impression prevails that the marriage an'ill be quietly celebrated tomorrow ;is previously intimated by Mr. Hubbard. Since the divorce granted to Mrs. Hub bard, in the trial of which Miss Moore figured as co-respondent, Mr.. Hub bard and Miss Moore have been to gether constantly and that their mar- sole, shape >m to non at an 'r. . ifege is scheduled for an early date, W ' nd probably for t; morrow, is regarded W a certainty. The To«£«><M*y. VOtlT t sci- When looking over your un- derwear you may rim across some garments that are " passe." If so it will nay you to take a glance at our window ana rook over the bargains we are offer- ing in all lines. We were so late in opening for business that v i; . did not get an opitortumty t" unload as much underwear as we should, heme at C. A.! the tab- our windows are telling, : ; THE TOGGERY tyles ml .street SWELL TOGS FOR MEN \ — at the ;ery Co. A New Years' Toast Our Store will be closed all day Friday, Jan. ist. Yours till next year, h»;i-105-107-109 Main " 6 and 8 South Third st. Walla "W^ssii.- 3JGWIB THE TIME W\ To get that wheel repaired and thoroughly overhauled, ready v, irly spring riding while bad weather is on. We take con . able pride in theclass of work that is turned out of our repair partment. But why should'nt we 5 Only experienced and i] tent mechanics are employed and our equipment is high - lor high class work. mm ~ m r Phone Main 264. Meyer & Keeney No . 27 . r, 3i „ s, reet . gifts Coat, j Your Family Cannot Afford that without our White Pine Balsam, it is a cure for Coughs and Colds 25c and 50c a bottle. The Hockett Drug Co. Vasb. State Library. THE EVENING STATESMAN. Elbert Hubbard to Wed. To Walla Walla the Fair, and Her Country Cousins May you be Happy as Hooligan for the next three hundred and sixty-five days and then sonic. Motter=Wheeler Co. No. S £!ast Main. LAKE SHORE LIMITED WRECKED IN OHIO Two Engineers and a Fireman Killed Outright—The Wreck Takes GBNEVA, ".. Dec. 31. —The Lake Shore limited, a double header run wing 60 miles an hour, ran into an open switch west of the city this morning. Engineers Spring and Macintosh and Fireman Kelpin were killed outright. A number of passengers were injured. three seriously. The wreck caught o hre. Bad Year for Cotton Mills. BOSTON, Mass.. Dec. 31. -The year ending today lias been an unsatisfac tory one for tie- cotton mills of New England, as is shown by reports from New Bedword, Low.-11, Fall River and other countries of the milling industry. There have been a number of contrib uting causes for the disaster, but over and above all others the conditions that have ruled in the cotton market for the past twelve months naturally take precedence. The dividends [paid by the different mills during the year afford the best evidence of existing condi tions. The dividends of the Pall River mills for the year averaged 5.06 per in LSO2. The same comparison holds good as regard* Lowell, Providence. New Bedford and the other large cot ton mill centres of .\ew England. Jchn Benson Acjr.in Indicted. WASHINGTON. Dec. 31.—An addi son, the wealthy real estate dealer of ran Kranhsco, who is charged by the head of the alleged land frauds in a dozen . states and territories has been let nine,) |.y the grand jury here. * THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1903. Fire. HORRORS OF HOLOCAUST The List of Dead Reaches Nearly Six Hundred-Several Hundredllnjured-A Coroner's Jury Is Investigating the Responsibility for the Catastrophe- Children in Galleries Perished Like Rats in a Trap- Asbestos Curtain at fault. CHICAGO, DEC. 31. —AT 9 THIS jury's unpleasant task will probably MORNING THE POLICE COMPILED occupy until midnight by which time A LIST OF THE BODIES RECOVER- the last victims will probably have been ED AT THE IROQUOIS HOLO- seen, soon as this is done the hear- CAUST. THEY 591 WITH ing of evidence will be begun. The in- A PROSPECT OF FINDING OTHER J vestigatton will be complete. BODIES IN THE DEBRIS. THE Witnesses will be required to say CORONER STILL BELIEVES THAT why the doors of the children's galler- THE TOTAL WILL REACH 700. AS ies were not left open so every means THE EASEMENT. UPPER DRESS- of exit could be used and also why the ING ROOMS. THE STAGE AND asbestos curtain failed to work and PART THE UPPER GALLERIES whether or not all building laws were HAVE NOT BEEN THOROUGHLY complied with. All information now SEARCHED. AT THE CITY HALL j shows thai had the asbestos curtain WHERE A LIST CF VICTIMS AND j worked the loss of life would have DESCRIPTIONS OF UNIDENTI- beep small. pi ED ARE BEING COMPILED. MEN. i The city today has an air of profound WOMEN AND CHLDREN THRONG fflo The death list is so great that THE CORRIDORS. THE DEATH hundred, of thousands number either LIST IS BEING ADDED TO BY HOS- relatives. friends or acquaintances PiTAL REPORTS WHERE THE IN- among the victims. Business in many JURED WERE TAKEN. THE PO- lines is practically suspended. The LICE BELIEVE AT LEAST 250 WERE Board of Trade closed at noon out of INJURED. PUMPS ARE WORKING respect Lo th« disaster after the morn- ON THE BASEMENT WHICH iS ing's apathetic trading. FLOODED. AT EVERY STEP IN From morgue to morgue weeping THE BUILDING THE POL'CE FIND ones hurry in quest of missing, or DIAMONDS, JEWELS AN 0 FURS.! emerge from channel houses bearing NO ON E IS PERMITTED TO ENTER j evidence that their search is ended and THE BUILDING WITHOUT A SPE-jthat their worst fears are realised. CIAL PERMIT FROM THE CHIEF The mayor's office is buried in tele- OF POLICE AND ACCOMPANIEDj grams of injury and from all cities of 3Y A SPECIAL GUARD. fAmerica and Burope come messages of THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS' condolence. WORTH OF WRAPS AND JEWELS Equal almost to the heartrending HAVE BEEN HAUL ED TO POLICE scenes at the morgues is that at the HEADQUARTERS. ' j police custodian s room w here anxious The rear and side walls of the stagelones are going over heaps of garments are In danger of falling. Architects to- and trinkets left behind in the mad day warned the firemen that the rear rush to escape from the burning the of the building might collapse at anyiater. Little children's clothing soiled moment and crush to death all in that | and torn, sealskins of value, slippers portion. and skirts torn from struggling women William Dee, a wealthy contractor and portions of waists complete the whose two children. Edward, aged 8, tragic evidence of that last kerrtDle Louise, aged 3. and their nurse are rush. rive bushel baskets are tilled missfng, chartered a special train from with purses, gloves handkerchiefs and Mecca. Indiana. Today he found the'jewelry. Two barrels are required to nurse and Louise. The latter was hold the overshoes and shoes alone. picked up crying in the streets in front of the theater. The nurse is badly in jured and is in a hospital. The hoy is missing. A Revised Statement. 1 p. m. —Still confronted by chaos- that will take days to straighten the police and the coroner's office at noon today after twenty hours of continu ous toil admitted their inability to com- sued at that hour cuts the number probably 100 are fa-tally hurt. ious morgues and hospitals up to noon vary, the lowest being r><".4 and the highest 576 Coroner Traeger impanelled a jury early this morning and conducted them into the numerous morgues where each body was viewed separately. Several times the men were compelled t<> cease dren affected them most. Two of the jurors were unable to go farther than the first morgue, where they were ex- cased and other men substituted. The VISIT TO MENELIK PROVES SUCCESSES King of Abyssinia Will Make an Ex- hihit at St. Louis —Sends Lions to Roosevelt. I.oNDoX. Dec. 31.—Advices from Abyssinia state that the American ex pedition under Skinner which has been visiting King Menelik has been highly successful. It has arranged a treaty between the Americans and the Ethi opians assuring friendly and commer cial relations. Menelik has .also accept ed an invitation to attend the St Louis exposition. Menelik is going to send two hens, and a pair of elephant tusks AT THE IROQUOIS THEATER | All night long and yet today crowds ; till the streets around the scene of the [catastrophe giving way to traffic and pedestrians only through active efforts of the police. The Iroquois stands t<> outward gaze intact with all its glamour of new con struction, iis marble eqlumns and sculpture figures of tragedy and com edy were not even blackened by the i tiamable was left. Frozen into two feet of ice which formed near the Iroquois the police to- tion of a thigh. It is believed that sh< either picked up or ground i-> pieces j beneath the dead trucks. Searchers I this afternoon are continually finding fragments of chaired bodies within the theater. The ice hacked wall has buckled out towering far above the j stage ruins. Giant props alone pre- Ivenl a fall which must come if the wind sweeps strong. is a present to President Roosevelt. Ie offered to decorate each member >f the party. War Cioucfs Lifting. PARIS. Dec. 31. —A dispatch from St Petersburg says that Russia's re ply to Japan will be delivered Jan uary 13th. It is intimated, that it will he conciliatory in its terms. , ROME. Dec. 31.—The Japanese min ister went to Genoa this morning to in spect the two Argentine cruisers pur chased by Japan. The guns have not yet been mounted but the ships could be made ready for active service with in a short time: Engineers Go on Strike. CHICAGO, Dec. 31. —An engineers' strike is on at the Masonic temple and the Schiller building. The engineers struck at 2:30 and probably 150 other buildings will be without heat by Monday. Chief O'Neill resented the suggestion of persons demanding the arrest of the owners of the theater and refused to comply. He said that if he believed any of the syndicate owning the theater intended to leave the city he would ar rest them as they are required to at tend the coroner's inquest. The play house was the pride of the syndicate, and the calamity will doubtless have a depressing effeel on theaterical .pro ductions under its control. The mana gers of. the Powers and the Illinois !closed their houses i ;t st night and are undecided when they w ill reopen. The [syndicate owning the Iroquois will hold [a meeting to discuss the advisability of closing the house until the horror ■is effaced from the public mind. Mayor Harrison'this afternoon is sued a proclamation suspending all New Year's festivities tomorrow, which will be a day of mourning. Saturday pended until funeral services are over. In order to end the death march ol sorrow which is being made by hun dreds from morgue to morgue. Chief O'Neill has requested the coroner to Coliseum, turning this huge structure into one great morgue. Tins will prob ably l»e done. Tile police dope to have half the dead identified by night.. Of the other half many will never be known they are so charred and dis torted. Identification this afternoon was very t low. full 99 per cent of the uniden tified are girls ranging from t) to 17 years" old. There are few men am! hoys among them, and probably not more than a score of women past the age of 20. There was a .pathetic identification today when Dr. Alexander, who had searched among the dead all night, recognized the headless trunk of his eight-year-ob? son by a watch'given him for Christmas. E. Frady, provident of the St. Louis Piano company, identified five out of a theater party of six given by his wife, all at different morgues and all relatives. The sixth oW still missing, is ins sister. London Offers Condolence. LONDON, Do.-. 31.—The lord mayor today sent to - Ambassador Choate the following: "The citizens of London offer their deepest sympathy and sin tin'' fire in Chicago." Roosevelt Exorcise? Sympathy. CHICAGO Dee. 31. -Mayor Harrison this morning received the follow lap from President Roosevelt: "In . -in land i extend through you to the | pie of Chicago my deepest sympathy in the catastrophe which has befallen them." Condolence From Czar. WASHINGTON*, Dec. 81.—Count Cassini tailed at the state department this afternoon and presented the per sonal condolences of the czar over the Chicago lire. MILLIONAIRE BANKER COMMITS SUICIDE Cashier of the Bank of Staten Island Shoots Himseif —Cause Is a Mystery. NEW YORK. Dec. 31.—Otto Ahl mann, a reputed millionaire and for 18 years cashier of the Bank of Staten Island at Stapleton, suicided today by shooting. He was practically the. sole owner of the bank. The cause of, his act is a mystery. The bank has closed its doors pending an investigation. Chicago Wheat Market. CHICAGO. Dec. 31.—Wheat opened at 34»»; closed the same. NUMBER 248. GERMANY WANTS ISLAND AFTER ST. THOMAS The United States Will Protest ta Denmark Against Sale to Any Other Power. WASHINGTON, Dec. 31. -Informa tion ha? been received at the state de partment that Germany has been ne gotiating quietly to buy the island of St. Thomas in tin- West Indies from Denmark. The state department has directed its agents .it St. Thomas and at Copenhagen to investigate and if tin- reporl proxes true, it will immedi ately notify Denmark that tie- United States w.m't permil the sale <»f th« island n. any power other than the United State--. The government takes the position that as treaty for the pur chase was agreed upon between Den nark and this country the Tinted Slates has the Brsl right and that the sale to any other power would be a violation of the Monroe doctrine. Tenderloin Lights to Shine Again NEW YORK, Dec. 31.—Unusual ac tivity in the Tenderloin region served as a reminder to those who strolled that way today that a change in thf> administration of dealer New York was at hand. Notorious resorts that have l n closed during the Low ad ministration have been refurnished ami redecorated and otherwise prepar ed tor a grand opening. Wh n Trinity chines ring in the New Year tonight and also the.hr:a day of the adminis tration ol Mayor M Clellan and his Tammany associates there will be cel ebrations and festivities in the» region about Twenty-ninth street and Broad way which promise to pat ail past performances in the shade. The Haymarket, it is said, will sbii..- again hi all its glory and tin •Tivoii. Berlin and other reports b* a similar character that have been dark hi- at least subdued for months nasi will throw wide open their doors.-Host interesting "f all the reports current today is one to the effect that there ..ill if a re-opening of the Emolre, in West Twenty-ninth street. This place has been closed ever since a waiter named Tobin murdered Captain r*nift (here and hid his body in the cellar af ter beheading it and casting the head into the furnace. It is said the resort A will be 1 pened under the manage- / meat oi" James Gilmore, an ex-convict, f Whatever the ■ •*h may prove to be in regard tn the* rumors, the im pression is general in the ierloiu that there will i>e no police interference vith the proposed gayety. one old Tenderloiner. v. !;<> has be, a through previous reform eras, voiced the gene ra! sentiment today when he said: "The last election meant that the peo of Xevv York wanted ' times a.al it' the- <m\ ity or the officii to va >• _H. If the ■>• -a ;•■ ■ '"■ h- ye The San Dor ryo Mixup. WASHINGTON, Dec. HI. -A dispatch from Minister Powell dated yesterday states thai two sailing vessels from Curacao bound for Azura loaded with inns aad ammunition for the Insurg ents have been captured by the pro- visional Dominican government The latter assuming the offensive was suc cessful at Queren. Prisoners are be am s.-et t<? San Domingo city. Stone River Veterans Meet. SHEL.BTVIL.US, Ind., Dec. 31. - Stir- ' .Ivors of the battle of Stone's Itiver (Tdnn.) mcl here today to revive mem ories ai d swap stories of the famous conflict, which was fought forty-one years ago today. The occasion of the gathering is the fourth annual reunion of the association composed of the vet erans who took part in the encage* ment A two flays' program has been arranged. A majority of the six hun dred members of the association are present and several noted speakers will \>o heard at the annual campfire to night. Close of Teachers' Meeting. SPRINGFIELD. 11l- Dec. 31.—Th* most successful meeting in the fifty years' history of that Illinois State Teachers' association came to a close today with an interesting program of papers .addresses and discussions. The final session of the general asso ciation was held this forenoon. The general topic of discussion was the question, 'Should Education Follow the Lines of Lease Resistance." Sev eral papers dealing with this subject were presented by leading educators and a generaf discussion followed. The various sections of the association their concluding sessions this after noon.