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THE EVENING STATESMAN.
VOLUME XXXI. RUSSIAN FLEET AS JAP TARGETS Every Warship In the Harbor Sunk or Crippled JAPANESE WARSHIP SUNK BY MINE The Czar Has Issued an Order Abol ishing Flogging in the Rus sian Army. T< >KIO, Dec. 10.—The commander of the Japanese naval artillery at Port Arthur reports as follows: "Friday's bombardment set fire to the Russian ruiser Bayan, which heeled to port 25 degrees; nearly capsizing. The Retzivan and Poltava are submerged to their upper decks. The Pallada and Pobieda heeled to port at the star hoard exposing their hulls below the ivater line. The Persivats is sub merged in high tide to her stern walk ud the torpedo tube at her bow. The Gillyak is dose in shore and is isting considerably and it is believed is resting on her bottom. The Sevas topol was removed at dawn Friday to anchorage in the outer roadstead, pre sumably for the purpose of escaping >ur shells." The cruiser Saiyen of 134 tons was with the blocking licet at Port Arthur November 13 and struck a Russian me< hanical mine. The crew were saved, except 38, including Captain Tajfma. Flogging Abolished in Russian Army. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 10.—The official gazette publishes a decree abolishing flogging in the army. Russian Attempts to Bribe Sultan. LONDON, Dec. 10.—The St. Peters correal ndent of the Central \« us agency wires that it is reported I Red Tag Bargains i mi wooitw mass coops mpucid t AH 50c Woolen Dress Goods, per yard 33 C ♦ All 60c Woolen Dress Goods, per yard -13^? ▼ All 75c Woolen Dress Goods, per yard 55^ ▼ All SMte Woolen Dress Goods, per yard 65 <^ [ All $1.00 Woolen Dress Goods, per yard Ts^ f All $1.25 Woolen Dress Goods, per yard 95^ f All $1.50 Woolen Dress Goods, per yard $1.15 ▲ All $1.75 Woolen Dress Goods, per yard $1.35 % All $2.06 Woolen Dress Goods, per yard $1.60 ♦ ALL SILKS SALIVATED FOR THIS SALE '? Jap Silks, all colors for fancy work, per yard 24^ » All 50c Silks go at, per yard 38£ 4 All 75c Silks go at, per yard 58< 4 All 85c Silks go at. per yard 65£ T All $1.00 Silks go at. per yard 78£ 4 All $1.25 Silks go at, per yard 95^ j Motter-Wheeler Co. ♦ 103-5-7-0 Main, 6 arid 8 South Third Sts. Phone, Main 65. Do We Sell Christmas Goods? VII s CI AND KINDS THAT I WILL PLEASE YOU ATHLETIC GOODS, SPORTSMAN'S GOODS. MANY OTHERS. CALL AND INSPECT THEM. MEYER cTkEENEyI^ S£ST I There Is Nothing Finer for a 1 Christmas Present i THAN A DAINTY, LASTING PER- I FUME. WE SELL PERFUMES IN f PRETTY BOXES AND THE PRES ♦ ENT WILL BE APPRECIATED BY J THE RECIPIENT. ♦ The Hockett P r uj>£?JH~ in diplomatic circles that Russia has offered to cancel the remaining Turk ish indebtedness to Russia incurred as a war indemnity, providing the sultan allows the Black sea fleet to pass the Dardanelles. Torpedo Boats for Russia. PERTH AMBOY. X. J., Dec. 10 — Nine torpedo boats built for the Rus sian government at local yards will be shipped today. They will be taken on a barge to New York, where they will be reshipped on a liner. A tenth boat will cross the ocean under its own power. Japanese Cruiser Sinks. TOKIO. Dec. 10.—The Japanese cruiser Salyen struck a mine Novem ber 13 and sank. The majority of her crew were rescued. Nan Patterson in Good Spirits. NEW YORK, Dec. 10.—The next session of Nan Patterson's trial will be held Monday. It is likely that the state's case will be presented in its entirety by the end of next week. Miss Patterson is in better health and spirits today than she has been for some time. She is rap'dly improving from the effects of her recent illness. Boundary Settled. WASHINGTON. Dec. 10.—A final settlement of the Alaskan boundary line has been reached. There was a small section of this boundary which was not determined by the Alaskan boundary commission at its meeting In London, for the reason that it had not been surveyed. Mr. Tittman, president of the sur vey, and Mr. King, of the Canadian government, were appointed a special commission to complete this work, which has been done. Lieutenant McDonald Under Arrest. WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—Second Lieutenant Paul H. McDonald, of' the Tenth infantry, who recently resigned, came to Washington to urge the ac ceptance of the resignation. He has been placed under arrest on charges preferred by the regimental command er at Fort Lawton, Wash., alleging various irregularities in financial transactions, including the dpulication of his pay accounts. McDonald has been sent back to Fort Lawton. THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA. WASHINGTON, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1904. TIME HAS BEEN EXTENDED LOOKS BETTER FOR PORTAGE Several Days' Grace Given the Open River Association to Raise the Money-Action Taken By Governor Chamber lain-Walla Walla's Guarantee Is Ready. The time in which to make good the money for the Celilo portage railroad has been extended. This is the sub stance of a telephone message from Governor Chamberlain of Oregon as received by Dr. X. G. Blalock of this city. At noon today Dr. Blalock called up the governor and after a short conver sation the chief executive announced that the Open River association would be given a reasonable length of time, a week or ten days, in which to se cure the remainder of the subscrip tions and as soon as the money was collected and placed in the banks in the several counties that are assist ing in raising the deficit, and the port age commission was notfied of the fact, contract could then be signed up for building the road. According to the Portland Telegram there appears to be some misunder standing regarding the reported ulti matum that the Walla Walla papers printed after the meeting of the exe cutive committee of the Open River association, which was held in The Dalles Tuesday night. Members of the committee are quoted by the Port land paper as saying that there was no truth in the statement that the Oregon commission had given the as sociation until 3 o'clock this afternoon in which to have the money raised or a sufficient guarantee that the money would be forthcoming when needed. The article as printed in the Tele gram of last night follows: In all probability the contract for construction of the Portage railroad will be closed tomorrow. All that re mains to be completed s execution of the bond of the contractor, which A. J. McCabe expects will be concluded to night. Emphatic denial is made by J. N. Teal, counsel for the Open River asso ciation of a story published at Walla Walla that the railroad portage com mission submitted to the executive committee of the Open River associa tion an ultimatum that the road will not be built unless the sum of money agreed to be furnished by the asso ciation is deposited in Portland by tonight. In addition to publishing a story of this import, the newspaper also con tains a lengthy editorial, Dr. X. G. Blalock, of Walla Walla, a member of the executive committee of the Open River association, being quoted as au thority. It is stated that whereas the agreement of the Open River associa tion to make up the deficit between the estimated cost of the road and the amount remaining in the fund appro priated by the State of Oregon has up to this time been considered a suffi cient guarantee, the Portage commis sion at the last moment served notice that the entire sum must be deposited in Portland by Friday night. "Such a proposition was never made by the Portage commission," said Mr. Teal this afternoon, when asked con cerning the matter, "and I can conceive no reason for such an assertion. That can be denied most positively as with out any foundation in fact." Governor Chamberlain and Treasurer Moore also denied the statement, and asserted that no such proposition had ever been submitted to the Open River association. It is learned that the contract will require about $40,000 in addition to the sum of $151,000 available in the state fund. Of this sum the Open River as- FORGER IS FROM SPOKANE. Betah Smith, Insurance Solicitor, In Tacoma Jail. TACOMA, Dec. 10.—After facing six or seven of his victims and stoutly denying his guilt, Betah Smith, under arrest on suspicion of having passed seven forged checks on Tacoma busi ness men', weakened and made a con fession to the police. The total amount he secured is $143. Smith has a wife living on Tacoma avenue. She was a widow and had one child when he married her. Last night she visited Makes Denial. sociation is reputed to have already pledged $27,000. and the balance must be raised. A. J. McCabe. who. with A. McL. Hawkes is the prospective contractor for construction of the portage rail road, in conjunction with George Mc- Cabe. of Seattle, is in Portland, in re gard to the reported interest of the Xorthern Pacific in the portage road project, says: "While it is true that my brother, Joseph McCabe, is the vice president and general manager of the Washing ton & Columbia River railroad, with headquarters at Walla Walla, that gen tleman has no more to do with the proposed building of the portage rail road than has the man in the moon. In fact, the matter has never been discussed with him, and I dare say he knows no more about it than any other citizen who reads the newspa pers. It seems to be a misfortune for him in this instance that his name is McCabe. •There is some delay in filing the bond owing to the severity of some of the restrictions by the state commis sion on the contractor: these, however, we hope to have cleared up today, whereupon the bond will be, filed and the work begin at once." Dr. Blalock Will Not Talk. When the story was shown to Dr. X. G. Blalock this morning by a rep resentative of the Evening Statesman he appeared to be much surprised at it. After he had carefully read it he announced that he had nothing to say. He absolutely refused to make .any statement for publication. Dr. Bla lock has been holding telephone con versations nearly all day with the other members of the board and now that the governor of Oregon has given his assurance that the time for rais ing the money has been extended he feels confident that the entire amount will be pledged early next week. "Nigger in Woodpile."' There appears to be a general opin ion among the open river enthusiasts of Walla Walla that there la "nigger in the woodpile" somewhere. and that there is something behind the sudde.i change in the policy of the < )regon portage commission toward the Open River association. It is hint ed that the fact that the McCabe Con struction company was given the con tract for the work was taken up by the Portland contractors, and as a re sult the effort to cause a delay has resulted through their solicitation. It is known that after it had been an nounced that the McCabe company was to do the work, the Portland con tractors raised an objection and through the Portland newspapers claimed that they had not been given an equal show with the Tacoma firm. This was fully answered in a state ment from Dr. Blalock which was printed in the Evening Statesman at the time. One of the gentlemen who contributed to the Walla Walla county fund said this morning that it looked to him as thought the attempt to hold up the matter was made purely in the interest of the Portland contract ors. Walla Walla's Money Ready. Walla Walla county stands ready to guarantee its $5000 toward the pro ject. Already about $3000 has been subscribed and there are a sufficient number of enterprising citizens who have announced that they stand ready to guarantee the remainder at any time they are called upon to do so. him at the jail and urged him to make a clean breast of it and tell. all he \ knew. Until a year or so ago Smith was a second lieutenant in the regular army, and served in the Philippines. When his regiment returned to the United States, and while he was at Boise, he was cashiered from the service for debt. Shortly after this he was married and a few months ago he came to Ta coma from Spokane, where he had ob tained work as an insurance solicitor. He claims he was not successful and that when desperately in need of money to support himself and wife he resorted to forging, issuing checks purporting to be drawn by Nelson Bennett, railway contractor. Election Officers Sentenced. DENVER. Dec. 10.—James F. Mul lens, Patrick Reid, William Bergman, and J. P. Kitson, election judges, and officials in precinct 6. ward 5) were found guilty of fraud in connection with the election by the state supreme court this morning. Mullins was sen tenced to nine months in jail and a fine of $. r >00: Bergman and Kitson were given six months and $500 tine each. Reid was given three months. Blown to Atoms by Nitro-Glycerine. ASHLAND, Ky.. Dec. 10.—Three skiff loads of nitro-glycerine with two men in each skiff exploded near Sis terville. Ky., at 1:30 this afternoon, blowing the men in the skiffs to pieces. The concussion broke many windows at Ashland. Cattlesburg and Hunting ton. The names of the dead men are unknown. They were employed in railroad construction near Myasville. Paymaster Bound and Robbed. ALTOOXA, Pa., Dec. 10.—Two masked men knocked down and gagged William Ale, a clerk in the Leahy coal mining offices, the Masonic temple in this city this morning, bound him to the safe and stole over $2000. The money was in a satchel ready to be taken to pay off the miners. Death From Boiled Cabbage. SIDELL. 111.. Dec. 10.—The Rankin family of six were found dead in bed this morning from eating boiled cab bage. Three other deaths have oc curred in the vicinity from the same cause. Arizona Rangers on the Trail. SAX BERXARDIXO, Dec. 10.—Ari zona rangers have taken up the trail of the Santa Fe express robber. All suspects have been turned loose by the sheriff. It is rumored that Williams, the negro, held under bonds, has given important information, clearing him self. The rangers are in hot pursuit of the suspects. Attorney General Will Help. AUBURN, Cal., Dec. 10.—District Attorney Robinson received a letter this morning from Attorney General Webb stating that he would be in Au burn Monday to look over the Weber case with him. The grand jury will bring in an indictment against Adolph Weber for the Placer bank robbery. Will Not Turn Back. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 10.-The report that the Russian second Pa cific squadron will turn back is de nied. ASK GOVERNOR FOR PARDON WILL FILE PETITION PRAYING FOR EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY FOR BRUTAL MURDERER. Effort Being Made to Secure Release of Henry Creamer From the Penitentiary. Henry Creamer, now confined in the state penitentiary under a life sen tence may be pardoned. Within a few days a petition will be presented to Governor Mcßride asking the chief executive to grant a pardon to Cream er. While John R. Rogers was gov ernor an attempt was made to secure a pardon for the man. but the gov ernor refused to do more than com mute his sentence to imprisonment for life. Creamer was brought to the pen itentiary March, 1898. Creamer was convicted of a most brutal murder in Seattle. One night he called at the home of John Meller. The two men were friends and Cream er frequently called at the house. On this particular night Meller was not at home and after being in the house a short time Creamer asked Mrs. Mel ler for a glass of water. She started to get him a drink when he struck her on the head with a hammer crushing her skull. Then Creamer took Meller's 18-months-old child and dashed its brains out. After blacing the bodies of the woman and child beside eath other he piled furniture over them. Then he poured coal oil over the pile and set it on fire. He then took a tin box containing $300 and left the place. The fire was discovered and exting uished before it had destroyed all ♦races of the crime. NUMBER 229. CHADWICK'S NERVE GOOD Her Physical and Mental Con dition Much Improved WOMAN FOR6OT TO SWOON TO-DAf Her Hypnotic Power Has Not Yet Bean Able to Bring Her a Bonds man for $15,000. NEW YORK. Dec. 10.—Mrs. Chad wick still languished in the Tombs this morning, but before the day is over her lawyer, Philip Carpenter, ex pected to deposit $15,000 bail, which would give the woman her freedom. After breakfast this morning she read In the morning papers the account of the discovery that the $5,000,000 se curities held by Banker Reynolds are worthless. This was the lirst she knew of this fact having been made public. After reading the papers she paced her cell. Mrs. Chadwick has quite regained her remarkable nerve. Dr. Levin, city physician, declared this morning that the woman is prefectly sound physically. To the guard be fore her cell this morning she said: "Well, this is the last day of this tor ture. Thank heaven." It is practic ally certain that Mrs. Chadwick will not go to Cleveland if she secures bail. She is under the order of United States Commissioner Shields to ap pear before him one week from today. It is learned today that two lawyers, one from Chicago and one from Phil adelphia, had an interview with the prisoner last night. In case she is re leased on bail secret service men will keep a close watch on her movements. At 11 a. m. Attorney Carpenter had not obtained bail and he seemed to have lost confidence that the cash would be forthcoming. After a conference with Mrs. Chad wick. Attorneys Powers and Carpenter announced that the prisoner still wish ed to waive examination here and re turn to Cleveland, but she would not leave before Monday, if then. Her at torneys have not given up hopes of securing bail but still think they can Hind bondsmen. No Indictment at Elyria. ELYRIA, 0., Dec-. 10.—The grand jury in the Chadwick case reported to day that it would return no indict ment as none of the criminal acts un der consideration were committed in Loraine county. The Chadwick Securities. ! CLEVELAND. Dec. 10.—The mys ! terious • securities" held in trust by Banker Reynolds for Mrs. Chadwick, | which were announced valueless yes terday. consist of the following: A note for $5,000,000 signed. "Andrew ! Carnegie;" a certificate of trusteeship ! which states that Carnegie has in his possession stocks and bonds to the j amount of $7,500,000 held in trust for I Mrs. Chadwick. This paper also bears the signature of Carnegie. These papers represent the principal basis !on which Mrs. Chadwick conducted : her financial system. The note for , $5,000,000 is believed to have been I written and signed by the same person ; who executed the notes for $500,000 j and $250,000 held by the Oberlin bank. I The note for $5,000,000 was executed in 1902. All these secur ties are likely to be placed in evidence before the j Cuyahoga county grand jury for in- I vestigation here today. Banker Rey- I nolds is said to have loaned Mrs. j Chadwick his entire fortune, expecting 'to receive a princely bonus on the loans. Receiver of Forged Securities. CLEVELAND, 0., Dec. 10.— H. W. Bell was this morning appointed re ceiver of the Chadwick alleged securi ties held by Banker Ira Reynolds. Got Nearly a Million at Pittsburg. CLEVELAND. 0.. Dec. 10.—On au i thority it is now positively known that , Mrs. Chadwick borrowed $800,000 at Pittsburg. The names of those who ; advanced the money has not been dis ! closed. Russian Squadron Still Going. JIBUTIL. Dec. 10.—The second di vision of the Russian second Pacific squadron has sailed for Madagascar.