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THE EVENING STATESMAN.
VOLUME XXXI, MORMONS RULE STATE OF IDAHO Democratic Chairman Tells of Intimidation DELATIONS USED IN POLITICS Mormon Apostles and Bishops Can Control Their People by a Word or a Look. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—Charles • i Jackson, democratic state chalr , hi () f*ldaho. resumed the stand this ...(lining in the Smoot inquiry. He de. lared that in the recent campaign the lemocrats had great difficulty in hold e meetings in the Mormon counties, ~ one daring to accept the position of „ai chairman. Open threats were sometimes made against democratic jpeakers and he received many reports , terference by Mormon bishops in politics. Explaining his statement that an apostle of the church visited the state delivering revelations on po litical subjects, the witness said it was always called a revelation when an or other high official of the touch addressed the people. Even presence was enough to coerce i embei s of t he church. The witness asserted that well ;n own Mormons asked the legislature ~ pass a sugar bounty law. They .vanted il for the reason that sugar tnufacture had been hailed as a Mormon institution in Idaho. FOUR BISHOPS TO ATTEND. Will oe Present at Consecration Cere monies at Syracuse. SYRACUSE, N. V., Dec. 17. —A ber of visiting prelates of the Ro man Catholic church are here to at •hi the consecration tomorrow of St. Lucy's church. The event prom- Res to be one of the most notable in listory of the church in this city. \ number of bishops will take part the ceremonies, including Bishop Ludden of Syracuse. Bishop McQuade, ■ Rochester, Bishop Gabriels (>f V>g sburg and Hishop Burke of Albany. The main altar will be consecrated > Bishop Ludden. Bishop Gabriels ill consecrate the altar of the Bles - 1 Virgin ami I'.ishop Burke will con - rate the altar of the Sacred Heart. Th' sermon in the morning will be preached by Hishop M< Quade. EARL GREY SWORN IN. ! s Now Governor General of the Do minion of Canada. g HALIFAX, X. S. Dec. 17.—Earl the new governor-general of was sworn in here today. The : was accompanied by the usual - >: ceremonies. The oath of of ts administered by Justice Sedg •••• k. '!i<- acting chief justice of Can- Prominent among those in at lance were Sir Frederick Borden, L I. Brodeur, Minister of In- Revenue and several ministers v 1 i he crow n. » . c FURTHER RESEARCHES. sor Robert Koch Has Departed for South Africa. IN, Dec. 17.—Professor Rob- Koch departed today for South to engage in further scientific iffation of rinderpest and other ses. His last trip, devoted iscovery of remedies for these 3 - was in behalf of the Britih nent In the course of the investigations some theo ! scientific problems arose ' ■ <ii I not have time to solve. Present n ip will be devoted to the of these problems. Paderewski's Tour. <A >> FRANCISCO, Cat, Dec. IT.—- --"~ ' ' Paderewski, the eminent plan rrived in San Francisco from «>»tralia and will be heard tonight in ' r e initial concert of his American series of three concerts " San Kraiu isco, followed by appear '': ' several other cities on the p,l| H;, coast, he will start east and Tvi;i New York early In the astor Takes Church on Foreclosure. MOINES, lowa. Des. 17.—A ~ ~ $5006 has been given *Win«t »v, 1 property in this city be- t0 the First African Baptist •to secure the salary of the Ull ster p ' Key - F. c. Lomack. . to provide their pastor with I ia ? lUUnI UUnp ° n which to live, and realiz- L_ - liis physical needs must be met, the trustees agreed that a "plas ter" be placed on the church for prac tically all it is worth. The minister ha.s announced his intention of fore closing the mortgage. ' This is the first case on record in lowa courts where a minister took his own church under mortgage foreclo sure to pet his salary. Rev. Mr. Lo mack asserts that he has been paid no [ salary tor four and one-half years. LAW FOR SPELLING BOOKS. Senator Penrose Introduces Bill Cor recting Grievances. WASHINGTON". D. C, Dec. 17.— Senator Penrose today, by request, in troduced a bill "to promote the exten sion of education." The chief purpose of the bill seems to be the correction of certain private spelling grievances entertained by the author. The bill provides that after July 1. 19<i5. it shall be deemed an infringe ment of copyright for any book to contain the word •'honor" spelled "honour." or "traveler" with two "l's." The copyright will be nullified if "in quire." "inclose" and "indorse" are spelled with an "c." "Recognize" with a "z" or "antag onize" and "authorize" with an "s" are barred. BIG STEAMER IS BURNED TWO OF THE PASSENGERS AND SEVEN MEMBERS OF CREW PERISHED. Carried Heavy Compliment of Freight Which Was Destroyed With the Boat—Boiler Bursted. STAMFORD, Conn.. Dec. 17.—The Star line steamer Glen Island was burned at the water's edge off Green- j wieh. Conn., early this morning. Two I passengers and seven members of the crew perished. The steamer left New York last night bound for New Haven. J She carried a heavy complement of freight, ten passengers and a crew of 21. When three miles off shore near -Greenwich fire was discovered and • ; two boats were lowered with eight ; ! passengers and a crew of 14 on board, j i Scarcely had they reached the boats when with a roar-like explosion the Barnes swept over the entire deck and i enveloped those left behind. All therej either perished in the flames or were drowned. , The dead are: W. B. HENDERSON, assistant en- I i gineer. FRANCE BUSCH. fireman. NEWMAN MILLER, fireman. : JoHN BURKE, fireman. OTTO ALAZORN, fireman. OTTO BURG, deck hand. R. P. BERMAS, deck hand. A woman supposed to be Mrs. Rose ' Schalski. a passenger. An unknown man. also a passenger. The steamer Corning took the sur ! vivors to New York. The wreck lies Off <'aptains Point in an ice floe. The fire broke out at 11:30 on the : main deck in the center of the ship. ! The passengers were immediately awakened and lifeboats prepared. Th" captain took charge of the lowering ; and filling of the boats. The crew ex : hibited fine discipline but the rapidity ; with which the fire spread prevented I the victims from reaching the boats. Th.- lifeboats drifted an hour and a ! half and the men were picked up by the tug Bully, which transferred the \ survivors to the Corning. New Lake Liner Launched. CLEVELAND. 0.. Dec. 17.—At the yards of the American Shipbuilding company the steamship Juniata, built for the Erie & Western Transportation company, was successfully launched today. The Juniata will have a freight capacity of 3500 tons and accomoda tions for 200 passengers and will run between Buffalo and Duluth. GREENE LIKES LAWSON. Ballicase Colonel Returns to New York in Jolly Mood. NEW YORK. Dec. 17.—Colonel Greene, who had such a friendly meet ing with Thomas Lawson. at Boston, yesterday. Is back in town today. -Everything is smoothed out. Lawson and I found that we were not liars, but good fellows." is all that Greene had to say. Charge of Mayhem Dismissed. S\ NFRANCISCO, Dec. 17.—The charge of hayhem against Buzayel. the \lcerian wrestler. ,was dismissed this morning, Jenkins refusing to prosecute as he was not seriously injured. Jen kins believes he was bitten by accident. Jenkins was awarded the decision be cause the Algerian bit his stomach. The Chicako Grain Market. CHICAGO, Dec. 17.—Wheat. $l.llfi> $1.10% ; corn, 45V 4 @45H; oats, 31V4@ 31%. THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1904. HUMPHREY AND JONES PROTEST German Firm Given Lumber Contract for Panama Canal PU6ET SOUND DEALERS DISPLEASED President Roosevelt Promises That He Will See What Can Be Done in the Case. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—Congress men Humphrey and Jones of Washing ton called on President Roosevelt to day to lodge a protest against the Pan ama Canal Commission's award to the German Cosmos Steamship Company of a contract for carrying lumber from Puget Sound to the canal strip. "The bid made by Americans was just as low as the German bid." said Humph rey, "the only difference being that the Germans offered to ship the lumber in broken lots." The president said he would see what can be done. The house committee on merchant marine has also decided to make a pro test. FOSTER JURY DISAGREES. I Man Is Accused of Murdering His Mother-in-Law. RAKER CITY. Or.. Dec. 17.—(Special •to the Statesman). —The jury in the ! case of Leonard Foster, charged with j the murder of his mother-in-law. i whom he says he shot by mistake as a ! burglar, failed to agree after being out I all night and several hours this morn ! mar and taking many ineffectual bal i lots. It will probably be tried again iat the next term of court. FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION. Three Employes of a Cotton Mill Killed. INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 17.—A large boiler in Rower & Love Bros.' cotton mill exploded at 6 o'clock this morn ing fatally injuring John Perkins. En gineer William Watts and Curtis Boyd, fireman. NO BAIL FOR GHADWIGK WAS ARRAIGNED IN FEDERAL COURT THIS MORNING AND PLEAD NOT GUILTY. Banker Beckwith and Cashier Spear. Having Given Bail, Had Re turned to Oberlin. j CLEVELAND. 0.. Dec. 17.—Mrs. ! Chadwick. President Beckwith and I Cashier Spear were arraigned this af ternoon before Federal Judge Wing to j miisw er the charges made by federal I authorities growing out of Mrs. Chad i wick's financial operations. They ! pleaded not guilty. Beckwith and Spear, who are out on bail, have been permittetd to depart. Mrs. Chadwick was returned to jail. Mrs. Chadwick fell t<> the floor of her cell this afternoon in a faint. Dr. Wall, government physician, was sum moned. After seeing the woman he i said: "Mrs. Chadwick has collapsed j mentally and physically." Her son ' Emil attempted to see his mother this ■ morning, but the sheriff refused to admit him. j OLD WORLD PACT FULFILLED. i German Soldiers of War of 1866 Carry Comrade to La Crosse Grave. LA CROSSE, Wis., Dec. 17.—The 1 provisions of an old pledge made j years ago in Germany by seven soldiers in the German war of 1866, were ful i filled today when six of them carried i the body of Carl Radtke, the seventh, ;to the grave wrapped in the national I colors of Germany. The pact was entered into in the '■ spirit of revelry at the close of the i war. By a strange fortune all of them came to America and settled in this vicinity and when Carl Radtke died ; the peculiar pledge was recalled and I solemnly fulfilled. Radtke was a pioneer of this vicinity ' and was 65. Birthday of Whittier Observed. AMESBURY, Mass., Dec. 17.—The I anniversary of the birth of John ! Greenleaf Whittier was observed in \ his home town today. Under the aus i pices of the Whittier Home association j the public schools commemorated the i date with reading of extracts from the j poems of Mr. Whittier. HOOLEY FREE IS ACQUITTED London Gold Brick Promoter Plays in Luck PROMOTED WORTHLESS OOLD MINES His Operations Reached Into the Mil lions of Pounds —Was a Second Whitaker Wright. LONDON, Dec. 17.—The jury in the' case of E. T. Hooley, a former pro- j moter, charged with manufacturing j false capital contracts to deceive the public, returned a verdict of not guilty j this morning and Hooley was dis charged!, Henry •J. Lawson, Hooley's partner, was found guilty and sen- • fenced to 12 months' imprisonment. Hooley has been termed a second J. j Whitaker Wright. The capitalization | of the companies he promoted reached far into the millions of pounds. The charge of which Hooley was ocquitted today was technically that he defraud ed J. A. Payne of 50,000 pounds by sell- j ing him shares in alleged gold mine? ancl other worthless concerns. THREE BURNED TO DEATH. Six Others Were Injured—A Brooklyn Tragedy. BROOKLYN. Dee. 17.—1n a fire which destroyed a dwelling at South Ninth street this morning three per sons were burned to death and six injured. The dead are: ADR EN REYNOLDS. 70. ALICE SIMSON, 3a. CHAS. PAYNTER. 2. The occupants of the house were asleep when overtaken by the tire which started in the basement and cut off escape. Kills Even Kentuckians. ASH?,AND. Ky.. Dec. 17.—Six men are deal at Reaver Creek from drink ing v nod alcohol. COUNTING IN GOV. PEABODY SUPREME COURT OF COLORADO STILL BUSY DOING WORK OF RETURNING BOARD. By Throwing Out Democratic Precincts ifi Denver Republicans Given Leg islature, Governor and Senator. DENVER. Dec 17.—Detective Wil liam H. Green, democratic boss of pre cinct 3, ward 4. known as "Green county." Frank McMahon, Jean Desaye and Thomas Goodman. Local ward leaden were placed on trial in the su- I preme court this morning, charged with contempt for participating in election frauds. "Green county" has! less than 250 registered voters, but the j democratic candidate was given 700. 1 The supreme court threw out all the j ballots in precinct 10, ward 7. and pre cincts 6. S and 9, ward ."> on the ground of fraud. The action of the court sives the re publicans the delegates to the legisla ture from Denver, and control of both branches of the legislature. The re publican managers assert that when all the fraudulent votes are eliminated j Governor Peabody will have a plurality over Alva Adams, whose plurality on the fat c of the returns was over 11.000. WASHINGTON DEBUTANTE. Miss Pauline Morton Presented to So- ; ciety In Washington. WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 17.— Miss Pauline Morton, daughter of the Secretary of the Nacy, was presented this afternoon at a tea given by her mother. A profusion of bouquets made the drawing-room fragrant and carried out the color scheme of pink, with a setting of smilax vines. The assistants included many of the ladies of the cabinet circle. Miss Morton is a very attractive girl, and is likely to become a belle in offi- ; cial circles. She is not yet 19 years ; of age and recently completed her ed ucation in Forest Park seminary. TO FURTHER ARBITRATION. Public Meeting Will Be Held In New York. NEW YORK, Dec. 17.—1n order to obtain an expression of local opinion favorable to international arbitration, and especially to the treaties recently negotiated to that end by Secretary Hay. a public meeting will be held in Carnegie hall tonight. Among tin invited speakers are Mayor McClel lan, Governor Udell. Hishop Potter Carl Sehurz. and John Mitchell of tin miners' union. GOOD BOUT EXPECTED. Murphy and Dougherty Will Meet for Six-Round Go. PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Dec. 19.— Tommy Murphy, the New York featherweight, and Danny Dougherty are to meet in a six-round bout to night before the National Athletic- club of this city. The boys will fight at or under 122 pounds. the legitimate featherweight limit, and the bout promises to be one of the fastest of the season. Prayerbook for Senators.* WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. IT. — When the senate convened today there was a neat little book on the desk of each member. It contained the pray ers delivered before the senate during the months of January, February, March and April by Chaplain Hale. The book was printed at Dr. Hale s personal expense. Depot Is Burning. FORT WORTH. Dec. 17.—The Texas Pacific Union depot, which cost $500,000 is on fire and the structure is doomed. MANY ARE AFTER THE JOBS TACOMA PUTS FORTH MANY AP PLICANTS FOR FEDERAL POSITIONS. Politicians Looking Forward to Good Berths If the Foster Bill Is Passed. Candidates for federal judge and for I United States marshal in the proposed I new district provided for by the Fos i ter bill have not been slow in an- I nouncing themselves. Tacoma being j Senator Foster's home town it is ap parently taken for granted by the can i didates and their friends that Ta | comans will capture both plums. The fact that ttle senatorial light is just I ahead and that the attempted ped i dling of federal patronage in a bid for ! support will probably be one of the | means adopted by the Foster people Ito gather in legislative recruits is : arousing th ekeenest interest there in 'the disposal of the offices the creation :of the new district will make room for. Chief among the candidates for fed ' eral judge, providing the district is ' made, are Superior Judge W. I >. Chap ; man. United States Commissioner W. A. Word en and Attorney R. G. Hud son. Judge Chapman being the son ; in-law of Senator Mitchell, of Oregon, i his friends believe he will have some ; help from outside the state when he j goes into the light. Attorney Hudson is said to have the Pierce County Bar Association behind him. He is also : strong with the business element of i the city, and has a standing in politi | caJ circles. The friends of Commis j sinner Worden assert he will have ! loyal supporters among politicians of I national reputation in the east. In the matter of the marshalship 1 candidates talked of are Senator Lin | coin Davis, F. L. Crosby, thief deputy j marshal under Marshal Hopkins; j Thomas Morris, deputy marshal, and ! Sheriff A. J. Denholm. It is conceded I that Senator Davis can get the ap- I pointmenl if he wants it. There Is a ! rumor that he will go back to Alaska j immediately following the adjourn - I men! of the legislature, and would not ac. ept the office. His position as sen- I ator is admittedly strongly in his i favor, however, providing he desires |to exert a pull. Sher iff Denholm de | nies that he is entering the fight ser-> j iously. Nevertheless he is looked upon jas a receptive candidate, and it is not j unlikely that if the present district is J segregated as proposed, he will make a hard light. Crosby and Morris each | have their particular pulls. Morris is ; stronger with the political' element of j the county, but Crosby will rank first !of the two. if it comes to a showdown of strength between them in depart- I ment circles. MORE PRISONERS AT PEN Two Received From Whitman and One From Adams County. Three more prisoners were brought to the penitentiary today. Sheriff Joseph Canutt of Whitman county, brought A. S. Kutch who will serve five years for robbery and Joseph Tallman, who will serve one year for larceny from person. Sheriff J. C. Schanno of Adams county turned over to the prison officials A. S. Whitman who has four years to serve for ob taining money under false pretenses. NUMBER 235. s. P. EXPRESS IS WRECKED Train Bound From Frisco to Portland In Collision SECOND SECTION RUNS INTO FIRST Engine Strikes the First Pullman- Several Passengers Badly Hurt- No One Killed. SACRAMENTO. Cal.. Dec. 17.-The north bound Portland express which left 'Frisco at 8 o'clock last night was wrecked by a rear-end collision at Berg Station, two miles north of Btarysville at 2 o'clock this morning. No one was killed. Mrs. George Smith of Calgary, Northwest Territory, was bruised and badly Shocked. William Hilkinson. of Portland suf fered contusions on the head. Barney McLaughlin, a well known character on Portland trains, had his collar bone broken. Mrs. Robert Delaney of Seattle, suf fered contusions on the head. Brakeman Henry Lewis had his right foot almost severed. The first section of the train had a broken coupling which it stopped to fix and sent a brakeman back to flag the second section. He claimed he heard an answering whistle from the coming engine, but a moment later the engine struck the rear Pullman of the first section. No cars were de railed. Asks Protection for Hospitals. TOKIO, Dec. 17.—A telegram from Port Arthur states that General Stoes sel has opened negotiations with Gen eral Nogi to obtain protection for the hospitals inside the fortress during the bombardment. He has furnished Nogi with a plan of the fortifications, indicating the hospital positions. Japanese Ships Collide. MOJI Dec. IT.—The Japatiese trans port Manshu and the hospital ship Rohilla collided today off Shimoneski and both were damaked. The Rohilla was beached and the sick and wounded were landed. Heavy Bombardment. TOKIO, Dec. 17. — Isy the Japanese direct heavy bombardment on Port Arthur yesterday the new town was badly damaged. The arsenal was strin k many times and several of the shells hit the magazine. The house passed the general war budget yesterday. ROCKET'S INCOME CUT DOWN. Decrease In the Dividends of the Standard Oil Company. NEW V< iRK, Dec. 17. —To the stock holders of the Standard < >il company checks were mailed today for amounts representing a dividend of 7 per cent. ,on their holdings. This is the last quarterly dividend for 1!>04. It makes I a tota.l dividend for the year of $36 a j share as compared with $44 last year, i and $45 in I*o2. Despite tins cut in their income it is cot probable that the fortunate stockholders of the "greatest trust on earth" will be pinched for Christmas money. John D. Rockefeller, who is credited with the possession of 400.000 shares, receives this year from his oil investment only $14,400,000, as com pared with $17,600,000 last year. The decrease in his income of $3,200,000 will be partly, if not wholly, made up by .Mr. Rockefeller by the increase in his dividends on Consolidated Gas and virions other companies that are largely owned by Mr. Rockefeller. RESULT OF MOBILIZATION. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 17.—St. Petersburg is gradually becoming more and more accustomed to military uni forms In civil occupations, as many reservists, clad in regimentals, con tinue working in the various banks and offices where they are*employed until their despatch to the seat of war. Nearly a score of prominent lawyers have been called to the colors, and pending their departure to the front, are appearing in court dressed in mil itary uniform. The municipality of St. Petersburg is losing a large number of employes owing to the general mobili zation. It has been decided to keep their posts open for these men until their return, and even to continue pay ing part of their salaries. Twenty-four Greeks Killed. CONSTANTINOPLE. Dec. 17.—A Greek band of 28 men encountered a body of Bulgarians near Sarakinvo and 24 Greeks were killed. Many as sassinations of Bulgarians by Alban ians are reported from the Uskab dis trict. _ *