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THE EVENING STATESMAN.
VOLUME XXXI. JAPS SEIZE BRITISH SHIPS Two Captured While Carrying Contraband ARE TAKEN TO A PRIZE COURT The Meeting of the Dogger Bank Com mission of Inquiry Postponed Till Tomorrow. i ■ qkIO, Dec- 20.—The Japanese seiz .. British steamer Nigretia bound , v'ladivostock with contraband. She . vas sent to Sasebo for trial in a prize The British steamer captured R hiie attempting to leave Port Arthur yesterday was also taken to Sasebo. [I js understood she took supplies to Pert Arthur. Dogger Bank Inquiry Postponed. PARIS, Dec. 20.—owing to the hon- j Va ] of the American member of l;. commission, Hear Admiral Davis, Dogger hank inquiry has been postponed until tomorrow. Loubet Receives Commissioners. •ARIS. Dec. 20. — President Loubet received at the Elysee palace members of the international com. mission of Inquiry on the North Sea incident. Rear Admiral Davis Arrives. ANTWERP, 1 >cc. 20. —Rear Admiral Davis, American member of the com ssion to investigate the North Sea arrived aboard the Finland to day. INVENTS NEW FIRE ESCAPE. Frank Ford Secures a Patent for Device. BELLINGHAM, Dec. 20.—Frank 1 of this city has just perfected an ■ oi a fire escape that is said experts who have examined it to »ne that will greatly improve the saving systems of the world. It -;i device, simple in construction, ig and durable and non-combust and may be attached to a window or other exit of a building with com parative ease. The scheme of the invention is to I from a burning building by s of a car or cage, the receptacle the inmates of a building in a room where the fire may occur. The ght of a building cuts no figure hatever. It can be operated from a fourteen story building as well as a - story building. »i he car or case is made of wire and 'Mchustilde cloth, which is sat ith a solution that will not !,; '"- no matter what the degree of The secret of this solution is 'y to the inventor. The con ts been examined by a num ' ' sperts in this line and all have lounced it to be the most wonder lion "i its kind yet produced. I has applied for and received from tti- coramisoisner of Washington, D. C. WANTS PAY FOR LOST TOE. Spokane Man Says He Also Caught Smallpox at Hot Lake. ' A GRANDE, Or., Dec. 20.—Henry Uu forth, of Spokane, has brought tinst the Hot Lake Sanitarium this county, for $24,000. i recites that the plaintiff Hot Lake in December. 1902, for a sore toe and that he contracted smallpox - the neglect and carelessness 1 s and employes at the sani- He underwent two opera - on the to*>, dna'.ly losing it al ■•etfcer. By eas °n of his confinement with 1 and the loss of the toe, he ! " to follow his occupation »ay, 1904, for which he brings Buit for $24,000 damages. J UDGE BAKER REINSTATED. Bat v ne Tendered His Re signation to President. 20.-The pres dw. ° day '-considered his action in of ,v x -'udge Benjamin S. Baker upieme court of New Mexico, ni after mt fcerit, Ulg a full nearin &* to As t, \° f the ease - revoked his order. long er DdK <"r does not care to serve rts >enat ° VeVer ' he has tendered nls ' 0n ' whl eh will be accepted. DR. KOCH ARRAIGNED. Charged With the Murder of His Bus iness Rival. NEW ULM, Dec. 20. -Dr. George Koch, the prominent young dentist, charged with the brutal murder of his business rival. Dr. Gebhardt; was ar raigned this morning and pleaded "not guilty." The trial was set for Decem ber 27th. MAKING MONTHLY INSPECTION. Member of Board of Control at the Penitentiary. Jesse Mills, one of the members of the state board of audit and control, was at the penitentiary yesterday making the annual inspection of af fairs at that institution. Mr. Mills will go from Walla Walla to Medical Lake to inspect the insane asylum. Miss Davis Denies She Was Murdered KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 20.—Miss Lena Weber Dennis was not the girl shot through the head, burned and poisoned on Cheyenne mountain, near Colorado Springs, as suggested by a dispatch. The girl has been here ten months. President Accepts Invitation. WASHINGTON. Dec. 20.—President Roosevelt today accepted an invita tion to attend the annual Lincoln din ner of the New York republican club, at the Waldorf-Astoria, February 13. CRUSHED IN HOTEL FALLING WALLS DEMOLISH THE CROCKER HOUSE IN MIN NEAPOLIS. Eleven Persons Buried Beneath the Ruins, Which Caught Fire— Many Others Injured. MINNEAPOLIS. Dec. 20— A strong wind caused the walls of the ruined Peek building, burned last Tuesday to fall at 1 o'clock this morning, crushing the Crocker hotel building. Fifty peo ple were in the hotel at the time. The building caught fire. The dead are: WILLIAM BRAY. WILLIAM LILLYBLADE. CHARLES A. CLARK. CHARLES M. KEN YON. JOHN IMMERMAN. JAMES RITCHIE. HATTIE BALDY. WILLIAM ANDERSON. JOSEPH VILLETTE. All were guests. The seriously injured are: J. W. Crocker. Mrs. J. W. Crocker. Howard Crocker. Jennie Murray. Mrs. Anna Monevine. Mrs. Margaret LeClair. Mrs. Evylin Williams. Lottie Kruger. The building which was of frame construction was crushed like a card board. The first body, that of William Lilly blade, was recovered at 7:30 this morning. It is thought that at least ten others are in the ruins. The fire is still burning. The third body recovered was that of James Hamilton. The bodies of a man. and woman are in sight. Union Men Favor Arbitration. FALL RIVER. Mass.. Dec. 20.—The textile unions this afternoon voted to submit their differences to arbitration, but the mill men will probably ignore this move of the operatives. Catholic Bishop Dead. PITTSBURG. Dec. 20.— Bishop Rich ard Phelan of the Pittsburg diocese of the Catholic church died at noon. WILL JOIN NAVY. Recruits Been Examined at Govern ment Office in Ransom Building. The recruiting office for the United States navy opened in Room 421 in the Ransom building Saturday afternoon under the charge of H. Taylor, chief of staff, assisted by B. W. Cole, medical examiner and J. B. Lowe as yoeman. There have been fifteen applicants al ready for admision to Uncle Sam's ser vice of which ten have been provision ally passed. There are divided among the following occupations. Coal pass ers. 5; apprentices. 8; fireman and painter one each. On Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock Lieutenant J. A. Schofield and Dr. B. Dabney will arrive and will pass fin ally upon the list of those who have b een examined. Dr. Dabney will then give the final medical examination. The office will close at noon Wednes day when the examiners will leave for Denver, Colo. THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1904. SEN. SMOOT HAS TAKEN THE OATH Has Undoubtedly Been Through Endowment House APOSTLE SMITH TESTIFIED AGAIN United States Marshal Heywood Tells of His Difficulties in Finding Mormon Witnesses. WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.—Apostle John Henry Smith was recalled at the opening of the Smoot inquiry this morning to be asked whether it was possible for Smoot to became an apos tle or to be married for time and eter nity without having first taken the endowment obligations. He replied this was quite possible, but it was his belief that Apostle Smoot bad been through the endowment house. United States Marshal Heywood. of Utah, testified as to the difficulty of serving subpoenas for witnesses in the Smoot investigation. Many witnesses had left the country. Others could not be located. All those whom he failed to find as reported to be polygamists and have entered such relations since the manifesto. The witness said that polygamy is rapidly decreasing among the old Mormon families. Charles M. Owen of Salt Lake, tes tified that Apostle John W. Taylor, generally reputed to have five wives, has taken two within three or four years. Apostle Cowley has three wives, possibly four. Apostle Merril has nine wives, two of whom he mar ried since the manifesto. J. R. Tannar. superintendent of the Mormon Sunday schools, has four wives. One of the four he married two years ago. Thos. Chamberlain has seven wives and his •>i>th child in his ">oth year, asserted the witness. He told of a number of arrests and convictions for polygamy. In no case, however, did the conviction result in changing the habits of life of the guilty persons. WATER CURE NOT CRUEL. Grant Neal of Board of Control Talks About It. OLYMPIA, Dec. 20.—Grant Neal. chairman of the state board of con trol, was interviewed this morning in relation to the startling story publish ed in The Sunday Times relative to the manner in which prisoners in the state penitentiary are punished. Mr. Neal said that he could not suf ficiently deny the report of cruel treat ment. He admitted that the water cure was practiced and had always been practiced at this institution since a law was passed abolishing whipping, but he said it was never practiced to excess, as told by the ex-convict Toy. Mr. Neal said that when a person absolutely refused to work and be came unmanageable, a pail of water was turned upon his chest through a hose, but as soon as the man felt the cold stream he always became amen able to reason within a. very few min utes. He was then given a* bath and clean clothes. Further than this Mr. Neal refused to talk. When asked if the board intended to make an investigation of the story he evaded a direct reply. BRITT AND NELSON BOTH MEN SURE OF WINNING TONIGHT'S BATTLE—ODDS FAVOR CALIFORNIAN. Big Money Is Being Wagered Today— Sale of Seats Promises to Beat the Record. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20.—Nelson was up with the lark this morning. After a hearty breakfast he went out for a short walk. The Dane is safely within weight and therefore will rest until the hour of the fight. He will come in from his training quarters at 3 this afternoon, bringing with him f-bout $1800 to bet on himself. His confidence is undi minished and his condition perfect. Britt slept late and awoke with a tremendous appetite. He is down to weight but for safety's sake he will do considerable walking and perhaps a little light gymnasium work. Betting continues ten to eight in favor of Britt. The big money was placed this afternoon and bigger odds are expected as a result The sale of seats continued brisk, indicating the fulfillment of the prediction of the biggest house ever drawn by light weights. FAILURE DUE TO CHADWICK Two More Ohio Banks Are Forced to Suspend LOSS OF CONFIDENCE THE CAUSE Depositors Withdraw Money Without Reason —Banks Did No Busi ness With Chadwick. CONNEAtJT, 0., Dec. 20.—The First National Bank here and the Marine Bank at Connueat Harbor closed their doors today. Since the exposure of the Chadwick swindle depositors have been withdrawing their money from the two banks, finally compelling them to close their doors. The bank offi cials say they don't hold any Chad wick paper. The capitalization of the two banks is $75,000. Bought Lace in Brussels on Credit. BRUSSELS, Dec. 20. —It has trans pired that Mrs. Chadwick when last here purchased lace front the Decos ter Company amounting to 5000 francs The bill was not paid, according to the officials of the company. ELOPES WITH MOTHER-IN-LAW. Abandoned Wife Pursues Parent and Erring Husband Into the West. OMAHA. Neb., Dec. 20.—Mrs. J. E. Payne, of Logan. Pa., is hot on the trail of her husband, who has eloped with his mother-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Pippitt. She offers $50 reward for their capture and this afternoon she left (miaha for Rock Springs. Wyo.. where a couple answering their de scription were seen yesterday by a lo cal employment bureau. The young woman is accompairied by her baby girl. According to her story, her mother came to live with them just prior to the birth of the baby, made herself extremely agreeable to Payne, who finally fell in love with her. Before her marriage to Payne, the daughter says, her mother strongly objected to the match, doing everything in her power to separate the lovers. Payne, however, treated her with such courte sy that her affection for him constant ly grew. Mrs. Pippitt is described as having a large mole on her nose, and half her teeth missing, and as being an inces sant talker. The authorities at Rock Springs have been notified to arrest the couple on their arrival there. Mrs. Pippitt is 46 years and Payne 23. The Chicago Grain Market. CHICAGO. Dec. 20.—Wheat. $1.10% @$1.10%; corn, 4. r >rr ! 4SV>: oats, 31%ff? 31%. TIMBER LAND FRAUDS GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION NOW IN PROGRESS—SOME DAMAGING CONFESSIONS. State Senator Pierce Mays Is in a Dangerous Position—Mitchell and Hermann Involved. PORTLAXD. Or.. Dec. 20.—Marie Ware and Emma Watson, members of the alleged timber ring, were before the grand jury today. It is authorita tively announced that both, as well as Puter and McKinley, made full confes sions implicating men high in author ity. Secret service men are looking for the leak through which certain persons have been informed of the confessions. They are taking every precaution to insure secrecy, even shadowing jurymen. The first case considered by the jury will be that of State Senator Pierce Mays, who is said to have obtained fraudulent cer tificates conveying the same through the name of his clerk, T. S. Potter. Potter testified that he acted only as agent for Mays. The confessions are said to involve Senator Mitchell and Representative Hermann. Former Governor Dead. LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 20.—James P. Eagle, former governor of Arkansas, died this morning. LAND FRAUD CASE ADVANCED. U. S. Supreme Court Will Decide Frisco Case February 20. WASHINGTON. Dec. 20.—The Unit ed States supreme court today ad vanced for argument the cases of Ben son, Hyde and Dimond. the San Fran i isco land operators, who are opposing their removal to the District of Co lumbia, where they were indicted. The date set is February 2t>. WILL LOSt CAPTAIN MERRIT. The Long Distance Foot Racer Going to Leave School. Whitman College is going to lose her track captain and great long dis tance runner. Howard H. Merritt. Howard is going to start into business with his father, a real estate man of Portland, Or., and when he leaves for his Christmas vacation on Wednesday it will be for good. He will be greatly missed when track athletics begin in the spring, for besides being the cham pion long distance amateur of the Northwest and sure to win ten points for Whitman in any meet he went into, he was a hard trainer and en ergetic captain of the team. GOULD USED A GUN. Son of the Railroad Magnate Shoots at Sophomore. NEW YORK. Dec-. 20.—Kingdon Could, a son of George Gould, fired a pistol at a Columbia sophomore, who molested him at noon today. He chased him down the boulevard and suddenly Gould pulled a gun and fired. No one was injured. Gould then took refuge in the first house. WILL BUILD NEW RAILROAD PENDLETON CAPITALISTS OR GANIZE A COMPANY WITH THAT OBJECT IN VIEW. To Construct. Equip and Maintain a Line From Pendleton to Pilot Rock and Mountains. Articles of incorporation of the Pen dleton Southern Railway Company have been filed with the secretary of state and with the county clerk of Umatilla county. The incorporators are Charles. J. Smith. Charles H. Carter. T. C. Taylor and James H. Raley. The object of the incorporators is to build, equip and operate a railway, telephone and telegraph lines to Pilot Rock. thence to Ridge, thence to Bentley's sawmill in the Blue moun tains, thence to the coal lands at the headwaters of Willow creek, thence down Willow creek to Heppner, and further to purchase and acquire real estate, timber lands, and coal. The capital stock is $10,000 divided into shares of $100 each. The company will proceed at once to secure the right of way. The men back of this enterprise are among the most substantial of our residents and should be able to carry out what they undertake. AN EXCELLENT CONCERT. Splendid Musical Entertainment by Choral Union Last Night. The Walla Walla Choral I nion grave its first concert of the second season at Whitman chapel last night. The hall was crowded and the entertain ment given was an excellent one. The main attractions were Senor Ruiz, the Spanish violinist, and Walla Walla's favorite vocalist Mrs. Grace Bradley Tallman, both of whom received a decided ovation from the appreciative audience. Senor Ruiz is one of the most fin ished violinists that has appeared in Walla Walla and he captivated his hearers last night. His work was marvelous and his fingering, bowing and tone productions were a revela tion to the audience. He performs wonders on the violin and sways his hearers with the dramatic fire with which he interprets. Mrs. Grace Bradley Tallman was in excellent voice and her several num bers brought forth well merited en cores. Every selection was given in a most artistic manner and demon strated that she is one of the best vo calists in the state of Washington. The concert numbers by the Choral Union under the direction of Professor Pennell were given in an excellent manner and showed careful training by the instructor. Miss Alice Rey nolds ably presided at the piano as ac companist. NUMBER 237. STANDS FIRE AS A WITNESS Nan Patterson Passes Ordeal ot Gross-Examination TELLS OF RELATIONS WITH YOUNG Repeats Her Statement That Arrange ments Were Made for Her to Join Him in London. XEW YORK. Dec. 20.—Miss Patter son took the stand this morning and was cross-questioned by the prosecu tion. The court room was crowded to the doors. The defendant was ner vous and her gaze shifted nervously from her father to her counsel. Re plying to questions she said she was an actress by occupation. She was not a wife nor a mother. Again she told her story, mentioning Young and of her return to New York, where she stopped with her Sisters, May Queen and Mis. .1. Morgan Smith at the Navarre hotel. That was until May 2. when she and Young went to the Wellington hotel. He registered "Caesar Young and wife." She was compelled to leave the Imperial hotel because Miilan, Young's partner, told the proprietor who she was. Young supported her and often gave her large sums of money. The witness said that Young intended to go to Europe. He was unhappy and thought he ought to go. She also testified that Young said that he feared his wife would do him harm. The witness said the reason she did not take the trip to Europe was that she was afraid to go alone. She loved Young affectionately, devotedly and would gladly have laid down her life for him. She admitted that J. Morgan Smith and his wife were familiar with her relations with Young. Yesterday the witness denied that Young struck her. Today she admit ted that after they left the Flannery saloon they had a dispute, that Young pushed his hand into her face and that she was crying. The witness told of taking a cab next morning and of joking Young about his hat. when the bookmaker told the driver to drive to a hat store. Young had hal 40 drinks since the night before. She knew Young was going to Europe but she thought he would be gone for not more than a month. The witness then replied to questions regarding the shooting. She was look ing out of the cab window when she heard the shot. She did not see the revolver nor the flash, but saw the smoke. The witness denied the ac counts of the shooting which she gave to Reporter Marston. She said she told the truth to her counsel, but not to other people. She denied that an operation was performed on her. The defense rested. A recess was taken until '1 p. m. Miss Patterson half staggered out of the court room with the aid of the warden. Lawrence R. Levy will sum up the defense in the morning and Rand will close for the state in the afternoon. It is expected the case will go to the jury later tomorrow afternoon. CHARGED WITH STEALIN6 WHEAT. William Barker Taken Into Custody by Police Last Night. Officer Davis last night arrested William Barker and locked him up in the city jail on a ( barge of stealing. It appears that several sacks of wheat were stolen from the narrow guage cars near the O. R. & N. depot several days ago. Shortly after Barker sold six sacks of grain to a feed store, and it is believed that he stole it from the cars. The wheat was the property of the Jones-Scott company. Barker is an old offender, having served a term in the penitentiary for burglary, com mitted in Walla Walla several y«ars ago- CARRIED TWENTY-EIGHT PERSONS. Pendleton Excursion Train Was Not a Success for Oregon Merchants. In their efforts to secure more Christmas trade the Pendleton mer chants ran an extra excursion train from Walla Walla to that city today. The train left here at 7 o'clock, but had no passengers. When it arrived at Pendleton there were just 28 per sons aboard. Another train will be run Friday. Tomorrow the Walla Walla mer chants will run a train from Pendleton and the other Oregon towns to this city. .