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THE EVENING STATESMAN.
VOLUME XXXI. NAN PATTERSON IN BACKGROUND Her Case Loses Interest Ow ing to Chadwick Sensation FAIR PRISONER IN 600 D SPIRITS Chemical Analysis to Be Made of Powder-burned Skin From Caesar Young's Hand. NEW YORK. Dec. 13.—Nan Patter son appeared in excellent spirits when siv entered court this morning. She smiled frequently and talked much with her father and her counsel. It was learned today that counsel for the defense last week sent a man resemb ling J. Morgan Smith, brother-in-law of the defendant together with a woman to the pawn shop of Hyman Stem to purchase a revolver. It is re ported the intention was to confuse ► «tern in the identification of Smith should he be produced as a witness. Dr. Lederle, former health commis sioner, was this morning given one of tht- pieces of skin from Young's finger in order to make a chemical analysis of the shots. The defense will select t chemist to make an examination of -mother exhibit. Dr. Charles Phelps, police physician, Testified as to the shot wound. He made many experiments with the re volver and with Young's clothing. He said the fatal shot was fired from left to right at a distance of four inches. A lay figure was then dressed with th.- dead man's clothes and bloody undershirt. Miss Patterson recoiled from the sight. The witness explained his reasons for his opinion as to the way the shot was fired, using the fig ure to illustrate. A Schooner Disappears. WnoDS HOLE, Mass., Dec. 13. —A ♦ We Invite Your Attention j to Our Front Window J YOT WILL SEE A LINK OF j All Silk Kimona's 1 and Kimona Silks A supprisingly beautiful. For Christmas gifts they are just the thing. i The kimonas are priced from $5.00 to $15.00 t The silks are priced from to $1.10 T — j Motter-Wheeler Co. ♦ 103-5-7-9 Main, 6 8 South Third St». Phone, Main 65. The Problem of Present Giving J IS EASILY SOLVED BY A TRIP TO OUR STORE. WE SELL GOODS THAT WILL PLEASE ANYONE. j MEYER & KEENEY S^lsST j For Christmas ♦ We have many new designs in Toilet Sets, Smokers' Sets; also f Perfumes in fine cases. Our Ailegretti Candies are superb as Hol- I s<J ay confections. Have you noticed our beautiful mirrors, single and 4 tri P»cate. We can sell you many nice presents for "him" or her." 'jThie HockettJD^u^Co^£ large schooner caught on a hedge fence on a shoal in Vineyard sound last night and cannot be seen this morning. On account of the snowstorm it is im possible to send assistance to the dis tressed vessel. MUST STAND SECOND TRIAL. Land Thieves at Portland Go on the Rack Again. PORTLAND. Dec. 13.—A1l \he attor neys for the defendants in the second land fraud case this morning having finished their arguments on the point that their clients were not amenable to a second trial, having been tf placed in jeopardy for the same crime in the previous case. Judge Bellinger decid ed that it does not appear from the in dictment that it is the same case and therefore he sustained the govern ment's demurrer. He however, that unless the government on coming to trial succeeds in establishing the fact that the charges to be tried form a separate and distinct conspiracy, he will instruct the jury that it cannot render a verdict. ' The court then ad journed until tomorrow, when it is expected the entire day will be devoted to empanelling a jury. SWAYNE IMPEACHMENT CASE. Resolutions Placed Before the House Today. WASHINGTON. Dec. 13*—The Swayne impeachment resolutions were placed before the house today. The report was made by Chairman Palmer of Pennsylvania, who went into the extended explanation of the charges. The senate today agreed to the house resolution providing for a holi day recess from December 21 to Jan uary 4. Postoffice Thieves Lose Again. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—The court of appeals this afternoon handed down an opinion sustaining the verdict in the postoffice conspiracy cases which resulted in the conviction of August W. Machen, Diller B. Groff, Samuel A. Groff and George R. Lorenz and a sentence of two years and a fine of $10,000 each. Their only recourse now is the United States supreme court. Steamer's Crew Drowned. GARMOUTH. Scotland, Dec. 13 — The steamer Nar from Glasgow cap sized in a gale in Moray Firth and her crew of ten men were drowned. THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1904. ENDOWMENT HOUSE MYSTERIES AS TOLD BY A FORMER MORMON Some Hair-Raising, Blood-Curdling, Oaths that the Candidate Must Take-Living Women Sealed for Eternity tn Dead Men Represented By Proxy-President ot Brigham Young University a Polygamist WASHINGTON. Dec. 13—At the Smoot hearing this morning B. H. Wallis, a former Mormon, testified that they went to Salt Lake in 1892. He had had three wives but only one at a time. He admitted that he was four times married in the temple to a dead woman, and was "sealed to his present wife for time and eternity." At other times he stood as substitute for men married to living women. He had "been through the temple" at least 20 times "taking the endowment" cere mony which took two hours. It always preceded marriage to either the living or the dead. The witness told of the oaths used in the ceremony. . He said a candidate swore that if he divulged the secrets he would consent to have his "throat cut from ear to ear, and his tongue torn from its roots." The second oath was that his "breast might be cut asunder and his vitals torn out;" the third that "his body might be torn asunder and his bowels gush out." Other oaths bound the participants to give all their substance to the church and to observe chastity. On cross examination the witness said he took the endowment vows as a sort of vaudeville performance and huge joke. WOOD THIEVES ARRESTED FOUR BOYS TAKEN INTO CUS TODY BY SHERIFF PAINTER AT NOON. Caught in Act of Stealing Fuel on Abbott Farm East of the City. Nick Coler, Johei Joseph. Bolus Joseph and Abraham Rasher were ar rested by Sheriff Painter about noon today for stealing wood from the Harry Abbott place on Mill creek, east of the city. The boys were caught In the act of loading the wood into a wagon when the sheriff and his deputy arrived on the scene and took them into custody. The boys were seen by a man going into the pasture at the time when the loss of the wood was discovered but the whereabouts of the thieves could not be found. Mr. Abbott resolved to set a watch for them with the rssult that they were caught in the act today. The thieves are Assyrian. boys who have lived in Walla Walla for some time. They were in the habit of bring ing the stolen wood in to their homes here and quickly cutting it up into stove wood lengths so that it could not be easily identified. Dense Fog in Chicago. CHICAGO. Deo. 13.—From early morning until noon today the fog was so dense that the light of day did not penetrate it, making progress difficult for pedestrians and seriously interfer ing with street cars. At Humbolt park an elevated train jumped the track in the fog, narrowly escaping being precipitated to the ground. A panic ensued among the passengers. On the north side the cable system was tied up for two hours as the result of the jamming of the cable slot. Trial of an Assassin. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 13.—The trial of M. Sazonoff, murderer of M. Plehve, Russian minister of the in terior, and M. Siderski, his accom plice, opened today. Large crowds as sembled, but were excluded from the building by the police. He Remembers His Friends. William B. Glafke of Portland, is fast gaining a reputation as a nimrod and reports from Portland are to the effect that he is slaying the ducks by the hundreds. While it requires quite a number of the feathered tribe to supply Mr. Glafke's wants, yet he never forgets his friends and there are many others who are enjoying nice He said that others also took them as a joke". George H. Brimhall, of Provo, Utah, president of the Brigham Young uni versity, testified as to the course of study at the institution. He admitted that he had two wives. "I married the first in 1875, the second in 1882. I have 13 children, four by a plural wife since 1890." He said Senator Smoot is a trustee of the university and a mem ber of the finance committee. The witness was a polygamist before his appointment as president, but he could not say whether Smoot knew that fact. Smoot was not present when the witness was elected presi dent, though he was interested in the financial end of the university, and often spoke to the students upon the subject of character forming, of hon esty and of the duty of citizens in up holding the law of the land. SALT LAKE. Dec. 13.—A. Ostler. C. W. Penrose and John Henry Smith left today to testify in the Smoot case. State Superintendent of Schools Nel son was subpoenaed this morning. He is expected to testify regarding al leged Mormon teachings In the Utah public schools. dinners through his efforts. P. C. Holland of this city recently received a goodly supply and greatly enjoyed the feast that the kindness of Mr. Glafke made possible. FIFTEEN WERE INJURED. Collision Between Street Cars in Chicago. CHICAGO. Dec. 13.—A Halstead street car was struck by a Belt Line railway car at Fifty-ninth street to day, injuring 15 people, two fatally. The car was cut in two and the occu pants scattered over the street* Mich ael Walderon, motorman. will die. The crossing flagman was struck by a piece of wreckage and his skull was frac tured. FIGHT POSTPONED. Queenan and Taro Will Meet Thurs day Night at Athletic Club. In order to give Queenan a little more time in which to round into shape the fight between the Seattle boxer and Ed Taro has been post poned until Thursday evening. Queen an put in, a hard day yesterday and another one today in order to be in the best possible shape. Taro has been training faithfully for three weeks and is in the pink of condition. Jack Curley leaves for Pendleton this evening to meet Barney Mullin in a ten-round go before the Pendleton Athletic club tomorrow night. Quite a number of Walla Walla sports will journey over to Pendleton tomorrow' afternoon to witness the bout. The Curley-Cuff fight before the Walla Walla Athletic club has been set for December 20, the night of the Nelson-Britt fight at San Francisco. Manager King is figuring on receiv ing returns of the big fight by rounds at the ringside that night. JURORS DRAWN. Those Who Will Serve at Next Term of Court. The jury list for the next term of superior court, beginning January 15, was drawn by County Clerk Hill in the presence of Judge Brents, Sheriff Painter and Deputy Auditor McGhee yesterday afternoon. The following 16 names were drawn: Con Melger, J. H. Cundiff. C. W. Howard, Robert Cline, W. S. Ferguson, T. J. Egg, John Rogers, J. H. Lee. John Alheit, Ira L. Brunton, B. F. Pranger. A. C. Ker shaw, R. A. Stockdale. J. W. Lindley, F. E. Fender and H. D. Grubb. DAVISON WILL PROBATED. Widow Is Made Executrix of the Es tate of Deceased. The will of William S. Davison was probated before Judge Brents this morning. Anna ML Davison, widow of the deceased, is made executrix of the estate, which consists of real estate in this county valued at $9500 and two life insurance policies for $3000 each in the New York life and Mutual Life of New York. After provision for pay ment of debts and expenses of last sickness and burial, and leaving $5 apiece to each of his three children. Mr. Davison bequeathed the residue of his estate without reserve to his wife Anna M. Davison. Excitment on Wall Street. NEW YORK. Dec. 13.—Excitement again reigned on the stock exchange this morning. There was a flood of selling orders and values tumbled all along the line. Sugar. Pacific Mail, steeL common. Pennsylvania and Union Pacific declined from one-half to two per cent. Amalgamated copper proved a strong stock, the list opening from an eighth to a point higher. This proved an influencing factor and other stocks rallied early. The losses were regained. The opinion prevails that the stampede caused by Lawson's ad vertisements is over. The failure of S. J. Callahan was announced on the consolidated stock exchange this morning. Rural Carriers Removed. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—Postmast er General Wynne today dismissed Frank Cunningham, president of the Rural Carriers' association of Omaha, and James Keller, of Cleveland, hold ing the same position. Both were charged with political activity and of attempting to defeat members of con gress who did not obey their orders. Whole Family Asphyxiated. SPRINGFIELD. ().. Dec. 13.—Mrs. Bridget Daughtery 75. Anna Daugh tery and James Daughtery, her daugh ter and son. were found dead at their home this morning, having been as phyxiated by natural gas. Killed by Powder Explosion. NIAGARA FALLS, N. V., Dec. 13.— Three men were killed and probably a dozen were fatally injured by an ex plosion in the Toronto and Niagara Falls Powder company's tunnel shortly after noon today. LEFT LEG AMPUTATED. Jesse Failing Underwent Operation at Pendleton Yesterday. Jesse Failing, who was thrown from a carriage several months ago at Pen dleton and sustained a fracture of the left thigh bone, underwent an opera tion at St. Anthony's hospital yes terday afternoon at Pendleton, for the amputation of the leg. Drs. Smith, Cole, Henderson, Ringo and Dick were in attendance. The condition of the patient and his extreme age make the operation a very dangerous one, and hope for his recovery Is not very strong. The patient is nearly SO years of age. He is a pioneer of Pendleton. Soon after the accident last spring he was taken to Portland for treatment and was in a hospital there until a month ago. when he was brought home. Mr. Failing is the proprietor of the Failing music store in Walla Walla. GORE 6ETS JUDGMENT. Judge Brents Decides Case Against Sheriff Painter. The case of L. O. Gore versus Charles S. Painter as sheriff for the wrongful seizure of his horse "Kingbolt" was decided by Judge Brents yesterday in favor of the plaintiff. The judgment demands either the return of the horse to plaintiff or the payment of the value of the same, $500 and costs of suit taxed at $22.20. The seizure of the horse was made on attachment Octo ber 15 out at the race track where Mr. Gore had brought it to enter in the races. ROBBERS MADE 600DHAUL. John Berg Residence on Fourth Street Burglarized. While the family of John Berg were absent from their residence Friday thieves entered the house on the cor ner of Fourth and Cherry streets and made a good haul. When the Bergs returned home they found the house all torn up, with the contents of the lockers and closets scattered all over the floor. -.Upon investigation it was found that about $50 in money had been stolen and jewelry to the value of, $100 taken. Supreme Court Releases Boodler. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 13.— The supreme court today reversed the St. Louis boodle case against Louis Decker on the ground that the intor mation was not verified by affidavits. The court affirms the case against Harry Faulkner. NUMBER 231, I MRS. CHADWICK CANT GET BAIL. Her Attorney Abandoned the Attempt Today SHE STILL APPEARS II HAPPY MOOD The Grand Jury at Cleveland Is In vetigating the Worthless Chad wick Securities. NEW YORK. Dec. 13.—Mrs. Chad wick was up bright and early thla morning and ate a hearty breakfast. Her two lawyers Carpenter and Pow ers were eiirly callers, having come at the urgent request of Mrs. Chadwick. At 4 o'clock this afternoon Cnlted States Marshal Henkel took Mrs. Chadwick from the Tombs to the fed eral building in a cab. The woman waived hearing. She will leave foe Cleveland tonight. Judge Adams is sued a warrant of extradition. Attorney Carpenter practically ad mitted today that Mrs. Chadwick had given up the attempt fo secure bail. His client has not yet decided whether or not to go back to Cleveland. The Grand Jury Investigation. CLEVELAND. 0.. Dec. 13—The> Cuyahoga county grand jury investi gation of the Chadwick case was re sumed today. Receiver Bell took thai securities held by Ira Reynolds before the jury. Reynolds also appeared. The grand jury voted an Indictment against Mrs. Chadwick on the forgery charge in connection with the $5,000,- --000 note held by Reynolds, and signed "Andrew Carnegie." Dr. Chadwick Was in the Game. OBERLIN. Dec. 13.—President Beck with of the Citizens' National bank, in an interview today declared that Dr. L S. Chadwick had full knowledge of his wife's financial transactions. He produced two telegrams and two checks both signed Leroy S. The checks for $10,000 each. Beckwith claimed that Dr. Chadwick had many conferences with him con cerning his wife's business affairs. Concert at College. The Conservatory of Music of Whit man college will give a concert pro gram at the college this evening com mencing at 8 o'clock. A splendid pro gram of five numbers has been prepar ed and those who will take part are Professor Pennell. Professor Fisher. Miss McKy, Miss Jones and Miss Rey nolds. Victim of Amalgamated Slump. BUTTE. Mont., Dec. 13—Heavy losses as the result of the slump in Amalgamated copper, together with the loss of his position, caused Aza Van Gorder. general bridge foreman of the Great Northern railroad, to com mit suicide this morning by blowing his head from his shoulders with a shotgun. Queen of Klondike Goes Free. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13.—The charge of felony and embezzlement against Lena Walton, so-called "Queen of the Klondike," was dismissed today. She was accused by Max Gutter of selling him an interest in a mine to which she had no legal right. ■ * • Rockefeller Gives Millions. CHICAGO, Dec. 13.—1t is authorita tively announced this afternoon that Rockefeller has given between $2,000,- --000 and $3,000,000 to the Chicago uni versity to establish a school of engi neering. Firemen Have Narrow Escape. BOSTON, Dec. 13.—The Webster hall building in east Boston, burned this morning. Thirteen firemen were caught by the falling roof and were removed unconscious. Russian Squadron Located. LISBON. Dec. 13.— Twenty-one ves sels" of the Russian sepond Pacific squadron have arrived at Mossamedes. Portugese West Africa, bound east ward. _ „