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THE EVENING STATESMAN.
VOLUME XXXI. BOMBARDMENT NOT CEASED Japanese Siege Guns Still Playing on Shipping RUSSIAN FLEET ALREADY RUINED Marty Buildings in Town of Port Arthur Also Demolished —Fall of Fortress Inevitable. LONDON, Dec. 9. —Baron Hayashl is received the following report of the fighting at Port Arthur: "Thurs day evening the Russian cruiser Pal lada after taking fire heeled to port with her stern down. Eleven shots told on the gunboat Giliak. The uiser Bayan took fire at 11:30 and was still ablaze at 4 in the afternoon. The Russian transport Amur was hit ; , the stern 14 times and was sunk. Many shots greatly damaged buildings and arsenals." Fire Threatens Port Arthur. ROME, Dec. 9. —A dispatch from Chefoo states that Admiral Togo is bombarding the docks at Port Arthur. [>.nse smoke is ascending from dif ferent parts of the fortress, indicating possibility of a general conflagra tion. Black Sea Fleet Cannot Go. MANCHESTER, Dec. 9.—The Dis- patch learns that the sultan has as sured Great Britain that Turkey will .idheie to the treaty of Paris and pre vent the passage through the Darda lelles of the Russian Black sea fleet. How Japanese Took the Hill. TOKIO, Dec. 9. —In the attack on 2(»3-tn*»ter hill the the timber works with kerosene and started a furious fire, which was fan led by a strong gale. The advance Red Tag Bargains Ladies' Outing Flannel Gowns No 3824— Night robe made of pure white soft fleecy flannelette, a leader at $1.00. Special 79^ \„. 4T.64— Same as above; worth $1.25; sale price 95^ No. 587—Same as above, worth $1.50; sale price $1.15 No. 708—Night robe, made of fancy stripped flannelette, with fancy scalloped yoke: worth $1.25; sale price 95 £ No. 712—Duchess flannelette gown, made of heavy twilled flannelette, in solid pink and blue, yoke of fine tucked white domestic flannel; trimmed with silk braid: one of our handsomest gowns; regular $2.50; sale price $1.85 ALL OTHER OUTING FLANNEL GOWNS FOR LADIES, MISSES AND CHILDREN, OR MEN AND BOYS, 10 PER CENT OFF FOR THIS SALE. Motter-Wheeler Co. 103-5.7.9 Main. 6 and 8 South Third Sts. Phone. Main 65. Do We Sell Christinas Goods? YIP CI AND KINDS THAT I trO! WILL PLEASE YOU ATHLETIC GOODS, SPORTSMAN'S GOODS. MANY OTHERS. CALL AND INSPECT THEM. MEYER & MENEY^Sr^ i There Is Nothing Finer for a Christmas Present I THAN A DAINTY, LASTING PER t FUME. WE SELL PERFUMES IN ♦ PRETTY BOXES AND THE PRES f ENT WILL BE APPRECIATED BY T THE RECIPIENT. i The Hockett Drug Co 2** was slow as the Japanese were obliged to make roads with bags of earth. They took the hill by a sudden night attack. Golden Swords for Two. ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 9.—The czar has conferred on General Bilder ing, commanding the Seventeenth army corps and General Sakharoff, chief of staff under Kuropatkin, golden swords set with brilliants, bearing the inscription, "For Valor." Officers Killed or Wounded. TOKIO, Dec. !).--The headquarters staff today published a list of 36 offi cers killed and 4i> wounded. It is pre sumed the casualties occurred at Port Arthur. Japan's War Budget. TOKIO, Dec. 9.—Party leaders and ministers discussed the war budget today. It is probable that a loan wUI be floated to meet the deficit. The proposed increase of taxes does not meet with popular approval. DIX AND WIFE AT BELLINGHAM. Division of Sentiment in That City as to His Pardon by Governor. BELLIXGHAM. Dec. 9.—A marked division of sentiment exists in this city over the pardon of H. St. John Dix, convicted of bank wrecking, who has been pardoned. Last night he ar rived home with his wife from Walla Walla. Many of those who lost money in the institution with which he was connected feel that he should have served out his term of punishment. On the other hand, a large element of the community believe that Dix was not alone guilty, and that he should not be compelled to bear the entire punishment. On this theory it is argued by some that his release is wise. Indian Fighter Edwards Dead. CORY, Pa., Dec. 9.—Colonel T. A. Edwards died today. , He was with General Cook in Oregon during the Snake Indian war. He fought with General Canby when he defeated the Modocs and captured Captain Jack. Gone Into Receiver's Hands. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9. —A sen sation was created this afternoon by the announcement that the Xeafie & Levy ship engine building company has gone into the hands of a receiver. THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1904. AMALGAMATED RECOVERS SOME Exciting Opening On Stock Exchange To-Day MOST PRICES RALLIED SMARTLY It Is Believed the Panicky Condition Has Passed —Tom Law son Saws Wood. NEW YORK. Dec. 9.—An exciting opening was the aftermath of the last two days semi-panic and prices as the stock exvchange fluctuated vio lently for the first ten minutes. Prices were from one to two points under last night's close. Buying from bank ing and other big interests started at low figures and prices rallied smartly. Amalgamated opened three-quarters of a cent off and fell to 62y 2 , after which it ros to 68 at 11 o'clock. There was a better feeling on the board this morning. It is believed the panic con dition has passed. Law son was silent this morning. Secretary Taft in Jamaica. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec. 9.—Sec retary of War Taft and party who have been in Panama, arrived here this morning. While here they will arrange conditions under which Ja maica labor may go to the isthmus. The party will sail for Pensacola this evening. ARRESTED ON SUSPICION F. W. CLASS TAKEN INTO CUS TODY BY WALLA WALLA OFFICERS. Suspected of Being the Man Wanted at Wallace to Answer Charge of Burglary. A man giving his name as F. W. Class was arrested last night by Chief of Police Brown and "Officer Davis un der suspicion of being the person wanted in Wallace, Idaho, for burg lary. A jewelry store was robbed in Wallace several weeks ago in broad daylight and about $100 worth of jew elry stolen. A description of the sup posed thief was sent out to all the cities and towns in the country. Last night the officers ran across Class in a saloon on Main street and as he answered the description and photo graphs of the supposed thief, he was taken into custody. When arrested the man gave his name as Class and claimed that he had been in Walla Walla several weeks, but denied ever being in Wallace. The description furnished the Walla Walla officers tallies very closely with that of the man arrested and Chief Brown believes he has captured the thief. The Wallace officers claim that the man's name is Frank Bush and under that name served a term in the Oregon state penitentiary for burglary. Class is known in Walla Walla by a number of old regular army soldiers who say that he served in the First cavalry in 1876 wdien it was stationed at Fort Walla Walla. Class is about 50 years of age and has been in Walla Walla several weeks. He has been hanging around the saloons and spending considerable money for liquor. FAVORABLE REPORT BE MADE. Yakima Indian Reservation Land May Be Thrown Open. WASHINGTON, Dec. 9—The senate Indian committee today unanimously ordered a favorable report on the bill opening to entry the unallotted lands of the Yakima Indian reservation, in volving seven or eight thousand acres, largely agricultural and grazing lands. The bill provides lands shall be classified and appraised and sold for not less than value. The manner of disposal is to be prescribed by the president. The bill has already passed the house. It is expected to pass the sen ate this session. MRS. CHADWICK STILL IN TOMBS She Pretends to Be In a Dazed Condition DESIRES TO RETURN TO CLEVELAND Her Attorneys Are Opposed to Her Go ing to Ohio—Will Plead Insanity as Defense. NEW YORK. Dec. 9.—Fearing that she might attempt to take her life a close watch is being kept over Mrs. Chadwick in her cell at the Tombs. This morning the prisoner made her toilet the best she could in her narrow cell and partook of a light breakfast ordered from the Tombs caterer. She then asked for the morning papers and spent the early hours reading them. According to Warden Flynn, Mrs. Chadwick appears to be in a semi conscious condition and acts like a person dazed. At 10 o'clock her son Emil appeared at United States Marshal Henkels' and inquired if any progress had been made in his moth er's case. Emil intimated that if bail were not speedily procured his mother might waive further hearing here and return to Cleveland. Emil and the maid Frieda, went to the Tombs at 10:30 and were admitted to Mrs. Chadwick's presence. The maid car ried a valise supposed to contain clothing and other necessities. Attorneys Carpenter and Powers were closeted at noon with Chadwick in a room at the Tombs. Before the interview Carpenter intimated that if the woman insisted on going back to Cleveland her attorneys would aban don the case. He further intimated that if she remained the question of her insanity will be gone into. It is learned that Mrs. Chadwick is most anxious to return to Cleveland. At 4 o'clock this afternoon Mrs. Chadwick notified Marshal Henkel that she had decided not to waive ex amination. She had reached the de cision to remain here chiefly through the advice of her counsel. Up to 4 p. m. no bondsmen had been secured and it is likely Mrs. Chadwick will spend a second night in the Tombs. At 3 o'clock this afternoon Emil Hoover, reported to the United States marshal that his mother had not de cided whether to make a trip to Cleve land or not. She wanted to consult further with her attorneys. Her re quest for another hour in which to de liberate was granted. Grand Jury After Mrs. Chadwick. CLEVELAND. 0.. Dec. 9.—The Cuy ahoga county grand jury this morning took up the investigation of the Chadwick case. Banker Ira Reynolds, the man that Mrs. Chadwick said held her valuables and securities has re turned home and has been summoned to appear. The Cleveland Press this afternoon told the story of how Banker Reynolds came to attest that he held $1,000,000 in Chadwick securities. Reynolds was a warm personal friend of Dr. Chad wick when the latter was married and was introduced to his wife, whom he supposed was an estimable lady. The woman come to Reynolds' home and said she was immensely rich and asked him to keep a package of securities for her as she didn't want her husband to know of her wealth. She produced a package for which the banker gave her what he intended tp be a receipt. He never dreamed the woman would us the receipt as a means of obtain ing loans. Reynolds was not to open the package which was to be delivered to Mrs. Chadwick January L 1907. He dared not open the sealed bundle for fear the woman would accuse him of abstracting her property. Soon after he was notified that a Cleveland law yer held a power of attorney on the securities to secure a loan of $300,000. Then came the Banker Newton suit as a result of which the woman was forced to give an assignment of the securities. Simultaneously she wired to Reynolds to hang on to the securi ties as he hoped for heaven. Reynolds probably will not be held responsible by the victims hold him blameless of intentional wrong. Cashier Spear and Directors Whit ney of Oberlin bank were the only witnesses at this morning's session. After their testimony a recess was taken. The Chadwick securities in the hands of Banker Reynolds were open ed this afternoon In the presence of attorneys. Their face value is $5,- --000.000; the actual value is not one cent. These securities had been in a safety deposit vault at Jersey City for some time, and were brought here today by Reynolds. NAN PATTERSON'S TRIAL. The Hearing of Testimony Began This Morning. NEW YORK. Dec. 9.—The hearing of testimony In the Patterson trial be gan at noon. Miss Patterson sat be side her father and listened intently to the testimony, much of which was a repetition of that adduced at the first trial. The young woman wore a black dress while a black veil concealed her features from the spectators. There were but few curiosity seekers in the court, women being excluded by the judge's orders. The Six-Day Bicycle Race. NEW YORK, Dec. 9. —Sulkins and Rockowitz dropped out of the six-day race early today, leaving ten teams still in the race. Root, Dorton, Van derstuyft and Stoll, still hold the lead by one lap with a score of 1774.7 miles at 8 o'clock this morning. At 2 o'clock this afternoon Root- Dorlon and Vanderstuyft-Stoll were still leading by a lap. Their score was 1863.3 miles. Eleven Fishermen Drowned. LONDON. Dec. 9.—While going to the assistance of the Norwegian steamer Anglia, which was wrecked on the rocks near New Begging, North umberland, today, eleven fishermen were drowned. The men put out in a fishing boat which was swamped. One fisherman was saved. The Anglia's crew is safe. WILL KNOW KING'S CHOICE ITS LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION MEETS SATURDAY TO AGREE UPON A LETTER. Said That Repudiation of Wilson's Claim for Support Will Follow at Once. SEATTLE, Dec. 9.—The King coun ty legislative delegation has been call ed for a caucus to be held Saturday in the headquarters of the Piles senator ial committee. This caucus is in ad dition to the regular meetings that are held by such members of the delega tion as may be able to attend. The noon-day conferences are held in the Maison Barberis, where the delegation lunches together. At the Saturday conference the text of a letter to be sent to all members elect of the next legislature will be submitted to the delegation. This let ter, quite lengthy in form, merely re affirms the resolution adopted by the delegation at its first caucus, though it elaborates upon the spirit of that resolution. In the letter, which it is proposed shall be signed by members of the del egation before it goes out. the fact is made plain that King county has but one senatorial candidate. The pur pose of the delegation to support Piles is explicity explained. The object of the letter is to min imize the effect of the constant reiter ation of John L. Wilson's claim that he has a chance to secure the sup port of the King county delegation. In effect the letter will be a repudiation of Wilson's claims. Despite the plain terms of the reso lution adopted by the delegation, both Wilson and "Brother Harry" have been industriously circulating the story over the state that the King county delegation is not with Piles. Both men are claiming that Wilson will have the support of the lawmakers from this county, and a studious effort is made to belittle the resolution and Piles' candidacy. While many of the members-elect of the legislature understand the posi tion of the King county delegation, it is feared that the persistence of the Wilson story might influence some to believe the delegation is split. By sending out the proposed letter it is believed this question can be set at rest. Such a letter could not. of course, be sent out without inferent ially at least, denouncing Wilson for his activity. NUMBER 228. CIVIL SERVICE SAVED AGAIN Hepburn's Motion Was De feated By House To-Day APPROPRIATION FOR COMMISSIOI A Public Buildings Bill for Less Than Ten Millions Will Be Reported at This Session. WASHINGTON. Dec. 9.—The house today passed a concurrent resolution providing for adjournment December 21 to January 4. Hepburn's motion to strike out the appropriation for the civil service commission from the leg islative, executive and judicial appro priation bill was defeaied. The pen sion bill went over until next Monday. The house committee on public buildings today decided to report at this session an omnibus public build ing bill. The bill will be moderate in amount. probably one-third of the previous bill which called for $19,000,- --000. The house committee on judiciary today decided to report additional tes timony to the case of Judge Swayne of the northern district of Florida, ow ing to the strength of the demand for impeachment proceedings, impeach ment resolutions will be a special order of the house December 13. Adolph Weber Accuses Another. AUBURN, Cal.. Dec. 9.—The grand jury did not take action today in re gard to the robbery charge against Adolph Weber, as was expected. It is believed, however, the jury will file an indictment tomorrow. Fred Rene macher, on whom Weber is trying to throw suspeeion ' for the crime, visited the prisoner today and urged him to confess. Weber was impassive and re» fused to deign a reply. Fatally Burned. MONTEREY, Cal., Dec. 9—Kathlyn, the 13-year-old daughter of Charles Rollo Peters, a noted California paint er, was fatally burned this morning in the Peters home, dying a short time afterward in great agony. She was playing in front of an open fireplace when her clothing caught fire. Big Fire at St. Joseph, Michigan. ST. JOSEPH. Mich.. Dec. 9.—Fire originating: in the enders of the Moore department store today destroyed sev eral business houses. The loss is esti mated at $200,000. Dividend on Southern Pacific. NEW YORK. Deo. 9.—A dividend of 3 per cent has been declared on preferred Southern Pa< ifis, payable January 15. MAKING THE FINAL EFFORT WALLA WALLA CITIZENS EN DEAVOR TO RAISE MONEY FOR PORTAGE ROAD. Meeting Held in Office of Dr. N. G. Blalock This Afternoon—Still in Session. A persistent effort was being made this afternoon to reach some conclu sion as how to secure the necessary pledges for the amount of money re quired to carry on the portage railway scheme at Celilo. A meeting was held at the office of Dr. N. O. Blalock which was attended by a number of open river enthusiasts who immediately went into a discussion of plans where by the demands of the Oregon com mission can be met and the $33,000 re quired pledged by 3 o'clock tomorrow, the date set by the commission as the last moment for action. A telephone message from Clarkston to Dr. Blalock announced that that town had secured its proportion of the amount and according to the Lewiston Tribune of yesterday the committee there was meeting with splendid suc cess. Telephone calls were in for Pendle ton and the counties in southeastern Washington, but up to 3 o'clock no, responses had been received.