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THE EVENING STATESMAN.
VOLUME XXXI. NELSON AND BRITT FIGHT Battle of Little Giants To morrow Night OIOS STILL FAVOR THE FRISCO LAD Bo th Men Will Have No Difficulty in Making the Agreed Weight of 132 Pounds. SAX FRANCISCO, Dec. 19.—Britt tnd Nelson continued their tapering off work today, the program calling prin ,pally for brisk walks and light bag work. Both are a few ounces over the stipulated weight, but the drying out process) tomorrow will easily bring them within the limit and permit them to light at their strongest. Betting is very light, odds remaining ten to eight. Nelson's followers are hoping to get ,„,.!< of two to one. but the Britt men ire holding off because they feel their man should not be more than a ten to [ tvtae favorite. The sale of seats is Queries from many eastern cities this morning indicate that a rumor is In circulation to the effect that Nelson's arm is broken. It is unfounded. He is in tiji top shape. His condition is per fect. He is lit to fight the battle of his life. v I THE SMOOT INVESTIGATION APOSTLE JOHN HENRY SMITH WAS ON WITNESS STAND BLAND AND PLAUSIBLE. He Swore That He Had No Know ledge of Plural Marriages Since the Manifesto. Washington; Dec. is.—investi gation hi the Smoot case will be con tinued by the senate committee on privileges and elections until Wednes day, when a recess will be taken till after the Christmas holidays. Apostle John Henry Smith was under examl this morning. A. S. Worthing louisd for Smoot conducted the f% «s-examination. The witness said id 1 n sent to Mexico by Presi- I Snow to investigate the case of -V F. M« Donald, who had been charged with performing plural marriages, but could find no evidence of such mar riages having been performed. Under if the church no person could * ire a plural wife except by consent of the president, but since the mani the witness had never known of which the president had Riven such authorization. S s the suspension of the c '>t' polygam) by the Mormon hurch was the result of a revelation it would take another revelation lit in force' again. It would not g on the people, however, un i the} believed it. The witness said ipostle were to take a plural he would affect his standing the council and he would be prose ' the courts. Smith admitted he was practicing adding: "Neither the* law the land nor that of the church can S my obligations to my fam '■■ which were entered into between : ' and my God." kaac BirdsalL formerly a Mormon rs, Utah, testified that his lighter was compelled by the church 8 to give up her title to 60 acres an d to Janus Leaveitt on pain of Communication and torment by evil When she yielded she was I received into the church. IT WAS PARENTS' DAY' uplls of the Baker School Exhibit Their Work. 's the biggest day of the " for the pupils of the Baker Al z o'clock school was dis „, ' scores of papas and LS c am e to inspect the prettily ! r( >oms and see the work chUd ren had been doing. Every L / from the first to eighth grade had been tastefully decorated by the pupils under direction of the teachers and the walls and boards were covered with specimens of the efforts of the young students. The quality of the work was a revelation to th* visitors who expressed to the teachers their delight again and again. In the lower rooms colors and pretty pictures pre dominated while in the higher grades specimens of compositions and exam inations characterized the display. The children have been working hard for two months in several of the rooms to make pretty things for "parents day," but most of the work is like that in Principal Ryan's room, a sample of the every day work of the pupils. His boys and girls did not even know that the work they were handing in was to be placed on inspection. SENATE'S BRIEF SESSION THE UPPER HOUSE ADJOURNED AFTER FOUR MINUTES OF HARD WORK. The Lower House Spent the Day Con. sidering Bills Under Suspension of Rules. WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.—The ses sion of the senate today lasted four minutes. Perkins of California, was in the chair. Less than a score of sen ators were present. The senate ad journed until Wednesday. Today was suspension day in the house. The bill opening up to home stead entry portions of Round Valley Indain reservation, California was taken up. Livernash of California, at tacked the bill. He said the land should not be given to squatters but to 15,000 homeless Indians in northern California. The house adjourned un til Wednesday. SEATTLE STREET CAR ACCIDENT. Five Persons Seriously Injured—Car Ran Down a Hill. SEATTLE, Dec. 19—The Virginia street car this rooming ran away down a hill and was 'demolished. The lives of six people aboar d were miraculously saved. Five were seriously injured. They are: Motorman Isman. S. R. Wagers. E. M. Scott. Mrs. B. E. Stone. An unknown man. The car dashed across a sidewalk, knocked the corner off a saloon and crashed into a telephone pole. RAILROADER LOSES AN ARM HERBERT ALEXANDER, EMPLOYE OF NORTHERN PACIFIC, MEETS WITH AN ACCIDENT. Falls From Car at Pasco and Run Over —Brought to Hospital in Walla Walla. As a result of an accident which j happened Saturday at Pasco, Herbert I Alexander an employe of the Northern I Pacific Railway Company, is lying at ' St. Mary's hospital in this city with ! his left arm missing and his left leg I encased in heavy bandages. ! Alexander was employed as a | switchman in the yards at Pasco and i Saturday morning while hanging on j to the side of a box car he fell off and j was run over by the car. His left arm ! was so badly injured that he was j brought to this city Saturday, after ' noon on the W. & C. R. and taken to i the hospital where the physicians am putated the arm near the shoulder. His right leg was badly lacerated and it was necessary to take several i stitches to close up the gaping wound. While the injuries are very severe ' uexander was reported to be im proving today and unless compliea j tions set in he stands a good chance |to recover. GREAT NORTHERN WRECK. Engineer Killed, Fireman and Brake man Injured. SIOUX CITY. Dec. It.—A Great Northern freight engine ran into a mis placed switch at Hinton today, kflUng Engineer Gilbert**! and fatally injur ing" Fireman Handon and Brakeman Hale. THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 19. 1904. SEVASTOPOL BADLY DAMAGED ADMIRAL TOGO REPORTS ATTACK Many Japanese Torpedo Boats Were Engaged-Many of their Officers Were Killed or Wounded-The Extent of the Damage Done to the Big Russian Battleship . Not Definitely Known-Oyana Has New Modern Siege Guns TOKIO, Dec. 19.—Admiral Togo re ports as following regarding the Jap anese attacks against the battleship Sevastopol outside of Port Arthur, De. cember 14: "The attack was made at midnight. Ashell struck Commander Mitamura's torpedo boat and four shots hit Com mander Nakamuta's boat, wounding three sailors. The flotillas advanced to the attack separately. While re treating one torpedo boat received several shots, her commander. Lieu tenant Nakahara, and five of her crew being killed. Lieutenant Nakahara"s boat came to the rescue. He had one man killed, but he rescued her crew and abandoned his boat to its fate. Commander Kawse's boat was struck by a shell, killing one of his crew and wounding Lieutenant Takahashi and two sailors. Lieutenant Shono's boat was hit, one of his crew killed and five wounded. His boat was tempor arily disabled. All the other boats succeeded in delivering attacks with out receiving any damage. The result of the attacks is not definitely known, although it is evident the torpedoes took effect." Plot Against Life of Czar. MANCHESTER. Eng., Dec. 19.—The Dispatch reports that Russian secret agents have discovered a plot against the czar in which a nihilist organiza tion was engaged. Two men suspect ed of connection with the plot left the country hurriendly on the capture of EXPLOSION KILLED FOUR FOUR OTHERS SERIOUSLY IN JURED BY BLOWING UP OF STANDARD OIL BARGE. A Million Gallons of Oil Burned—Sur vivors Taken to New York This Morning. NEW YORK, Dec. 19.—Four men were killed and four seriously injured in the burning of the Standard Oil Company's barge, number 91. off the New Jersey coast yesterday. The fire was caused by an explosion which blew up the dock and set fire to 1.000,- --000 gallons of oil. A tug of the Stand ard company picked up the survivors and brought them here this morning. The dead are: CAPTAIN G. P. STOKES. A. SALT, engineer. L. BRANDT, fireman. A seaman, name unknown. LYNCH PLEADED GUILIY ADMITTED THAT HE STOLE HORSE AND SADDLE FROM JAMES M'INROE. Was Sentenced to Serve Three Years at Hard Labor in the State Prison. Robert Lypch, for the crime of horse stealing, was this morning sentenced to three years at hard labor in the state penitentiary. The prisoner when arraigned before Judge Brents this morning seemed very contrite and repentant. He told the judge he was very sorry when he plead guilty but his honor said that most people were sorry in his position not so much for what they had done as at being caught. That some were sorry for their crime, but the time to be sorry was at the time of the crime and not afterwards. Lynch seemed greatly affected during the proceedings, his efforts to keep back the tears and keep from crying were very evident. He was remanded to the custody of the sheriff and will probably sleep on the bill tonight. incriminating correspondence by the police. Rioting Students Killed or Injured. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 19.—A dis patch from Moscow states that in the anti-war demonstrations in which 3000 students participated yesterday four students were killed and 60 in jured. Three hundred students were arrested. Oyama Has New Siege Guns. ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 19.—A tel egram from Mukden states that Oyama has received a number of heaVy cali ber siege guns from Dalney of the newest types and thirty of them have been posted opposite Kuropatkin's right flank. Terrific Fighting at Port Arthur. TOKIO, Dec. 19.—Terrific fighting occurred at Port Arthur yesterday evening along the northern line of for tifications. The Japanese carried by storm the north fort of Tung Kik Wan Shan and captured seven guns. Inquiry Commission Meets Tomorrow. PARIS. Dec. 19.—The first meeting of the Dogger bank investigation com mission is set for 2:30 tomorrow after noon. Japanes Capture Another Fort. TOKIO. Dec. 19.—The report that the Japanese stormed and captured North Fort, east or Keewan moun tain, after exploding a mine under the fortification, is confirmed. MRS. CHADWICK'S CACHE HER MONEY AND JEWELS BE LIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SE CRETED IN SAFE PLACE. Testimony Was Given by Her Son and Her Nurse in Bankruptcy Pro ceedings Today. CLEVELAND, Dec. 19.—1n the hear ing today before Referee Remington of the Mrs. Chadwick bankruptcy pro ceedings her son, Emil Hoover and her maid, Frieda Swan son, testified that the steamer trunk and valise supposed to contain jewels or papers of value were sent from the Holland house, New York, to "some safe place" where they are supposed to be now. This was done by Mrs. Chadwick at the time Emil Hoover delivered to her a mys terious package, to get which he made an unexplained visit to Cleveland. RAISE ROUGH HOUSE. Negro Disturbs Lodgers and Assaulted Proprietor Last Night. A warrant for the arrest of George Barker, a negro bootblack, was issued from the justice court this afternoon. Braker has been living in a room in the Union lodging house. Last night about midnight he and a man and woman companion were getting pretty noisy and were told by J. A. Gonser, the proprietor to quit. Barker became abusive according to Mr. Gonser and hit him in the face. Gonser went down stairs in order to phone for the police when the negro following him down and coming up behind him smashed him across the back of the neck knocking him down. When the police had arrived Barker and his con sort had gone. His trial will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. On Friday night Barker had a "rough house" breaking a bedstead and other furniture. WILL NOT RAISE HACK RATES. Mcßride Brothers Company Will Not Make an Advance in Tariffs. For several days a rumor has been in circulation that the Mcßride Broth ers' Company had decided to raise the hack fares in Walla Walla from 25 cents for each passenger to 50 cents. A representative of the Evening Statesman interviewed one of the members of the firm this morning and he said: "There is no truth in the statement whatever, and the patrons of hacks can be assured that our pres ent fates are to maintain. It is true that the Mcßride Brothers Company has been figuring on making a limit rate, but as yet have not reached am definite conclusion. As the city of Walla Walla is extending over a much greater space of territory it may be come necessary to revise our hack fares to cover certain • distances. In all large cities the hack companies have fixed rates for long and short distances and we may in the future follow that plan." DITCH COMPANY LOSES. Oregon Court Decides Against the Freewater Fruit Growers. Special to Statesman. PORTLAND, Dec. 19—The Oregon supreme court's decision in the case of the Little Walla Walla River, Irri gation District versus O. N. Preston, affirms the ruling of the lower court. It holds that the act of 1895 does not authorize such an organization to con trol the water of private individuals. MURDER IN SEATTLE SALOON CHARLES EDWARDS, A LUMBER MAN, FOUND DEAD IN A POOL OF BLOOD. Bloodstains on the Barkeeper's Clothes —He and Two Other Men Ar rested on Suspicion. SEATTLE, Dec. 19.—Charles Ed wards, a lumberman, was probably murdered in a saloon early this morn ing. His body was found in a pool of blood and Bartender Hugh Ryan had blood on his clothes. A bloody towel was found near Edward's body. Ryan, Frank McArdies and P. J. Murphy were arrested on suspicion. They were too drunk to explain the affair. STATE SENATOR BRIBESEEKER. Missouri Court of Appeals Upholds Lower Court. KANSAS CITY, Dec. 19.—The court of appeals today affirmed the fine of $100 imposed on State Senate W. H. Sullivan for soliciting bribes for his vote on the pure food measure in the last legislature. Killed by Live Wire. MARYSYILLE, CaL. Dec. 19.— Thomas Meade, an employe of the Bay Counties Power Company, tripped over a live wire near Colgate Power house Sunday and receiving 30.000 volts, died a few hours later. FELL FROM MOVING TRAIN MORRIS DOLE MET WITH BAD ACCIDENT AT WALLULA SUN DAY MORNING. Right Leg Fractured Near the Hip— Brought to Walla Walla on W. & C. R. Train. Morris Dole, a young man 1!) years Old lies at the Walla Walla hospital with a broken leg as a result of fall ing from a moving railroad train at Wallula Saturday night. Dole was standing on the rear plat form of the Spokane flyer as it passed near Wallula yesterday morning about 2 o'clock when he claims that some one pushed him off the car and he fell on the ground within a few feet of the track, breaking his leg near the hip. His cries for help attracted the at tention of the men on a W. & C. R. work train who found him and carried him to a house near by. He was brought up here yesterday by William Nave, deputy sheriff, and taken to the Walla Walla hospital where Drs. M. Stiles and J. F. Cropp reduced the fracture. This morning he is resting very comfortably. Young Dole is a cook by profession. His mother and uncle live near Endicott. Wash. He is a member of Camp No. 7389, Modern Woodmen of America at Stevensville. Mont. ORMSBY AND LOOMIS GONE. PORTLAND. Dec. 19— S. B. Ormsby and C. F. Loomis. special land agents, wanted by the grand jury for making false reports, cannot be located. NUMBER 236. NAN PATTERSON BEGINS DEFENSE Ten Witnesses Testify On Her Side To-day DEFENDANT HAS TAKEN THE STAND Witness Who Saw Young Holding Revolver in His Two Hands Be fore Shot Was Fired. . NEW YORK. Dec. 19.—Nan Patter son will go on the witness stand to tell the story of her relations with Caesar Young and all the circum stances which led up to the bookmak er's death. Ten witnesses subpoe naed by the defense were called to the stand today to refute the prosecu tion's case. Miss Patterson came into court this morning dressed in black. She greeted her father affectionately. The earl of Suffolk was present and took deep Interest in the proceedings. Miss To wnsend, telephone clerk at a hotel, testified regarding the message which passed between Young and the defendant on the night of June 3. ar ranging for a meeting. Edward Grossman, son of a cigar dealer, testified that he was in the vi cinity of West Broadway and York streets the morning of June 4 and saw a handsome cab with a man and a woman holding each others hands. He saw the girl drop her hands and then he saw a red flame and the fell over. The revolver was in his two hands. Then she put her hands to his head. Miss Patterson took the stand after a recess. She answered the counsel's questions in a faint and constrained voice. told of ncr marriage and divorce and of meeting Caesar Young on a train going to California and of their subsequent relations. She ob tained a divorce at his suggestion. She accompanied Young to various race tracks to Chicago and to New York. She was with Young on the evening of May 4 at the hotel Navarre. Several drinks were ordered. She then took a drive with Young. The witness denied the pawnshop story, also the story of a previous wit j ness that Young struck her In the face 'in front of the Pabst restaurant. On j the evening of June 3. she and Young I took a cab to ride to the park. Young asked her to take a slow steamer and i meet him at the hotel Cecil in London, iHe gave her $200. She did not give I him a decided answer. The witness i then recited the events leading up to the cab ride following. She said '• Young was very iihk'i wrought up and told her he wished she could go with ' him. but he knew it could not be. He said: "If you don't come it may be j three months before I see you and it | may be never." Young was excited. I Then the witness heard the report of the gun and Young fell over In hef lap. To the direct question whether |or not she killed Young, the witness I replied: "I did not." Court adjourned I until tomorrow. MORE DEMOCRATS IN JAIL REPUBLICAN SUPREME COURT OF COLORADO WILL HAVE NEED OF BULL PEN. The Work of Counting in Peabody by Throwing Out Precincts Going Merrily Along. DENVER. Colo., -Dec 19.—The su preme court today sent another batch of democratic election officials to jail for alleged frauds in precinct 2. ward 7. Former candidates for state sen ator Rogers. William Adams and Louis Hamburg, were given three months each and $100 fine. Thomas Kinsley was given three months. The trial of City Detective Rogers, boss of the ten derloin district, and his cohorts charg ed with election frauds, was resumed this morning. Still Investigating Land Frauds. PORTLAND, Dec. 19.—The federal grand jury resumed its session this morning to investigate the land frauds.