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The Evening statesman. [volume] (Walla Walla, Wash.) 1903-1910, December 10, 1904, Image 1

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Every Warship In the Harbor
Sunk or Crippled
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
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
'? 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?
I There Is Nothing Finer for a
1 Christmas Present
♦ 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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-
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
•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
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
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
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
Arizona Rangers on the Trail.
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
Effort Being Made to Secure Release
of Henry Creamer From the
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.
Her Physical and Mental Con
dition Much Improved
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
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.

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