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Wires down; no report given out. , VOL UME XXXI. SEN, STOESSEL DESTROYS RUSSIAN WARSHIPS BLOWS UP DOCKS AND WAREHOUSES IN HARBOR He is severely Censured by Japanese Newspapers fnr His Alleged Breach nf Faith—The Harbor Is Nnw Blnckadnd by thn Wrecks nf Sunken Ships--A General Engage ment Between thn Armies nf Kuropatkin and Oyame in Progress. HEPOO -lan. :i.-The fort where ' negotitions for the surrender of L Arthur were held is called Big W's nest and is near Riplung Midshipman Elisorich, Jading the launch which left p ort Arthur at i o'clock last night, said today: 'N„ snot has been fired at Port Arthur for two -lays. The firing heard .n1 was the Russians blowing their forta ships, magazines, ware- docks and everything valuable, gken I left i'<"> Arthur the fortress ~ toW „ W ere .almost completely mocked. The warships died hard, Kveral explosions being necessary to the wrecking of them. The tortor entrance is blocked with sunken ships. The statement that -mi., fighting men remianed is mis * leading. The majority of these were sick or slightly wounded." Stoessel Is Criticised. TOKIO, Jan. 3.— Newspapers here today criticise General Stoessel for de stroying Russian warships and at pti g to blockade Port Arthur har bor and also for sending destroyers to chefoo subsequent to the offer of surrender. The Nichi Nichi says that . Stoessel made a gallant defense, his action in this matter leaves a lasting blemish on his military repu- Tne Jiji Shimpo character res stoessel's action as mean and un lawful and adds that it should de prive him of any military honor at inds nf his cap'tork The papers the charges of the violations Red Cross at Port Arthur. Both papers contrast Stoessel's little- Ith ihe magnanimity of the mikado. The Russian rank and file of the -urrisoii at Port Arthur will come to Japan as prisoners. Another Battle On. y BERLIN, Jan. 3.—A dispatch from Mukden this morinng announces that a general engagement between the •''■•<■* ot Kuropatkin and Oyama nas begun te the south of Mukden. Attempt on Life of the Czar. LONDON, Jan. 3. —A dispatch from St. Petersburg today states that a ■ amor j s current at the Russian cap ital that an attempt on the life of the car lias been made at his villa. There tt no corroboration and no details are given. The Story Is Denied. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 3.—lt is officially denied that an attempt was ™a.le or. the life of the czar at Vilna. The emperor passed Minsk at 4:30 this afternoon. Minsk is 465 miles west of Moscow. hussi *> Officers on Parole. rOKI0 ' J *n. S.—The Japanese to day occupied a number of Port Arthur ° rts Uis 'earned that Russian of- and officials will be permitted '■'return to Russia on parole, the °w*ra retaining their swords. J»pan ese Destroyer, at Chefoo. Uicago. Jan. 3.-A dispatch from *ntau saw that a Japanese torpedo *« destroy,, entered that port at „ and are outeide. The «*»*r Vina baa arrived from Cochin IT Wlth sevtra l hundred Japanese II" ab ° aid - Kis -Ported that Una* ,0 volunte * r fleet in fo running reinforcements . Arthur. The city is peaceful the presence of many iZr* anCl Russians - The con- P of three torpedo boat Us merely a precautionary S ° n Part of the Ja Panese ,%b! ig expected, unless the U DELAY. + : " lne illness of several ♦ " arriers of the Evening ♦ the dellver y of the Htaq has been considerably de- ♦ r -lT\v tr iurin c the past two weeks. + I* ners have been placed on ♦ r rons v ° f the route s and the pat- ♦ ♦ nishe/ I ,'" thC future ** fur ' * ♦ early / Ith their Paper at an ♦ P Ur ea ch evening. ♦ The evening Statesman Russians attempt to evade their pa role. The Japanese cruiser Akiteu shima entered the harbor this morn ing and exchanged salutes with- the American cruiser Baltimore. News Broken Gently at St. Petersburg ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 3.—The censor today permitted the newspa pers to publish the news of the fall of Port Arthur, no mention of which was made in yesterday's papers. Full recognition is given the heroism of the defenders, while the bravery of the Japanese is spoken of in high terms. The difficulty of the task be fore General Kuropatkin is also men tioned. ' To Reinforce Oyama. ROME. Jan. 3. —A telegram from General Nogi's headquarters at Port Arthur states that 10,000 Japanese be siegers will remain at Port Arthur to repair the fortress while the remainder under command of Nogi will go to reinforce Oyama near Mukden. Russia Building Another Fleet. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 3.—Ad miral Blrilofil, who will command the third Russian squadron, has ordered work on the squadron to proceed day and night. Baltic Squadron Will Wait Awhile. PARIS, Jan. 3. —A Russian naval at tache says that since the mission of the Russian second Pacific squadron was to save Port Arthur, the squadron wiH now probably ~ait' until rein forced by the third and probably the fourth squadron. Semi-official advices from Port Arthur indicate that the Russian officers, but not the rank and file will be permitted to return to Russia. Rank and File to Be Prisoners. LONDON, Jan. 3.—The Tokio corre spondent of the Central News agency wires that it is officially announced that the Port Arthur garrison will re main prisoners of war. The officers will be paroled retaining their arms, but the rank and file will be disarmed for which purpose they will be as sembled at some appointed place. United States Won't Butt In. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.—lt is stated on the highest authority this afternoon that neither Russia nor Japan has approached the United States for the purpose of securing peace with the United States as the intermediary, also that the United States will make no advances in the matter without the request of the parties. American Gold for Japan. NEW YORK, Jan. 3.—lt is reported that the $5,000,000 in gold recently shipped from New York to Japan by way of Seattle, was the proceeds of the bond sale. Japanese Attack Repulsed. MUKDEN, Jan. 3.—The Japanese effort to break the Russian center yes terday failed. It was repulsed with great loss. RUSSIANS ARE STUNNED. The Czar Is Hurrying Back to St. Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 3.—The emperor, who was reported to be at Minsk, is now on his way to St. Pet ersburg, where he will have immediate consultation with his advisers regard ing the situation in the far east. In official circles all the talk of the pos sibility of peace a tsuch a time meets with nothing but expressions of in dignation. The public is stunned by the announcement of the fall of Port Arthur, which the government author ized this morning. It is expected the announcement will be followed by a big demonstration on the part of the revolutionary element, who will spare nothing to harass the government. The last dispatch from Stoessel dated December 28, stated: 'The position of the fortress is becoming very pain ful. Our principal enemies are scurvy, which is mowing down the men and eleven-inch shells which know no obstacle and against which there is no protection. There only re main a few not attacked by scurvy.^ "The taie of the losses pi higher ot THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1905. fleers is an indication of the enormous losses sustained. Of ten generals two, Krondratanko and Tserpitsky were killed, Raznatowsky is dead, two are woundede, myself and Gennaroire, while Gorbatowsky is suffering from contusions. Of nine regimental com manders, three have been killed and four wounded." Towards the end of the year the supplies of ammunition completely gave out. Fourteen thousand sick and wounded are in the hospital, with 300 fresh casualties daily. At the end siege only 10,000 men were under arms. SAVES EVEN THE BY PRODUCTS. Great Things Expected of New Ore- Reducing Process. DEADWOOD, S. D., Jan. 3.—Dr. J. A. Ogden, a chemist, is building an ore reduction mill in the lower part of town which is destined to do wonders in the cheap handling of low-grade ores. Foi- several years he has been working on patents covering his dis coveries and inventions and is getting a 112-ton mill ready to treat ores by his new process. The ordinary cya nide process does not secure all of the gold and silver in the ore, there being a loss in most mills of 20 per cent. Dr. Ogden says he will not only save all the gold and silver in the ore, but also the by-products, such as lead, copper, zinc and nickel. In several in stances here in the-Hills, also at Vie - tor, Col., and at a mine in British Co lumbia, his tests have saved enough of the by products to pay for the en tile cost of mining and milling the ore, leaving the gold and silver profit. The mechanical part of the mill is simple. The ore is crushed very fine and is kept automatically in constant motion. The finer the ore is crushed the easier it is handled. In the ordi nary cyanide process the fine ore forms "slimes" which are hard to handle. Over twenty-five years ago, Dr. Og den began experimenting to find a so lution of chemicals that would take out the values in gold, silver and other metals. He lived at Philadelphia and came to Deadwood six years ago to be nearer the mines. He has had hundreds of samples of ore sent him from all over the world. Some of the most difficult ores of Australia, others from Mexico, have yielded up prac tically all of their values by the Og den process. All of his extractions are made by a combination of chemicals, which are helped by electricity. The time required for reducing the hard est kind of ore is from three to six hours. No zinc is used in the precipi tation of values, an acid taking its place. A cleanup can be made every day instead of semi-monthly. Dr. Ogden will treat 100 tons daily of custom ore and twelve tons daily in the twelve-ton tanks which will be used for the testing of ores entirely. Here in the Hills it will mean the handling of ore running as low as $2.50 a ton gold. Several mining companies are waiting to use the Ogden process in their new mills. Statesman Circulation the Largest ♦ To prove that the Daily Evening Statesman on this day, January ♦ 3, 1905, has a larger circulation than any other paper published in ♦ Walla Walla, daily or weekly, the management of the Statesman ♦ Publishing company has deposited with R. B. Caswell the sum of ♦ $100, the same to be forfeited if said claim can be disproved. Chal ♦ lengers to this statement will be required to deposit an equal amount ♦ with any responsible party, and in event of an investigation, the ♦ claims and conditions to govern the same shall be as follows: First —The Evening Statesman has a larger net paid circulation ♦ than any other newspaper in Walla Walla. ♦ Second—The Evening Statesman has a larger net paid circulation ♦ than any other paper in Walla Walla county and the country direct ♦ ly tributary to Walla Walla advertisers. ♦ Third—lf any investigation committee be appointed its member ♦ ship shall consist of one representative from each of the respective ♦ papers concerned, who shall select a third party, the committee as a ♦ whole to make an impartial investigation and submit its findings ac ff cordingly. ♦ Fourth —It is understood that should any newspaper accept thie ♦ challenge, the aaid newspaper ia to deposit a like amount, and the one ♦ judged to have the smaller circulation as stated in articles one nnd c- two urlalf forfeit the amount deposited to the Ladies Relief Society. ESTABLISHED 1861 JIM HILL WINS nVER HARRIMAN United States Circuit Court nf Appeals Makes Decision THE NORTHERN SECURITIES CASE Control of Northern Pacific Is Not Given to the Harriman System— Lower Court Reversed. PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 3.—The United States circuit court of appeals has reversed the decision of the state circuit court of New Jersey, which enjoined the carrying out of the Hill- Morgan plan for distributing the as sets of the Northern Securities com pany. Te decision is in favor of the Northern Securities and against the Oregon Short Line. This is a victory for Hill over Harriman. Judge Dallas wrote the majority de cision. Judge-' Ac-heson concurred. Judge Gray dissented. The majority decision is extremel yvoluminous. Harriman Claims a Draw. NEW YORK, Jan. 3.—Referring to the decision of the court in the North ern Securities case, E. H. Harriman said: "The matter has now been before four judges and so far it is an even division, two haying declared for us and two against us." He declined to talk further con cerning the case- An adjourned meeting of the North ern Securities stockholders was held in Hoboken today. They again ad journed until January 9. Will Be Appealed at Once. NEW YORK. Jan. 3.—lt is learned from an authoritative source today that the Northern Securities case will be appealed to the United States su preme court on certiorari proceedings. James J. Hill, president of the Se curities company, said today: "I am more pleased than surprised at the decision of the court of appeals. There will be no unseemly haste, however, in the redistributing of the assets." Piatt's Co. May Lose the Business. NEW YORK, N. V., Jan. 3.—Senator Piatt's bonding company, which has had the held to itself in the matter of bonding federal employees, is threat ened with the loss of its monopoly by a reform contemplated by Postmaster General Wynne in the removal of all postal bonds on Jan. 4. If the reform is ordered, postoffice clerks and car riers will be bonded directly to the postmaster, instead of to the postmas ter general, and clerks and carriers will be allowed to take out their bonds in any company they may select. Complaints of excessive rates charged by the Piatt company have been made by the postoffice clerks. The profits of the Piatt company from this source alone have been placed at $30,000 a year. The new order will affect not only the postoffice employees in this city, but postal officials throughout the country. PUTER REITERATES CHARGES MAKES A PUBLIC CUNFESSION Declares He Gave Senator Mitchell Two Thousand Dollars fnr Promoting Land Frauds and That Dinger Hermann Was . Influenced in thn Same Way. Special to Evening Statesman. PORTLAND, Jan. 3.— S. A. D. Puter. head of the Oregon land fraud ring, today gave to the Evening Tele gram his first public confession. He said: "I paid Senator Mitchell $2000 to use his influence to get the land claims in which I was interested through in a hurry. He accepted the money and did the work, and there is no use for him to deny it. He has called me a perjurer, but what I have said about him is the truth. Ringer Hermann while commissioner of the general land office was also similarly influenc ed by me. "Senator Fulton has given out an interview in Washington, in which he declared I am perjuring myself to get revenge on Mitchell. Fulton had bet ter watch out. for he once accepted money for handling a case for me, and the case was proved to have no stand ing in court. Despite this Fulton kept PEABODY TO RETAIN SEAT THE COLORADO LEGISLATURE IS NOW FIXED TO COUNT HIM IN. The Supreme Court's Opening of Denver Ballot Boxes Won't Change Result. DENVER. Jan. 3. —The republican leaders in the legislature declare that one of the first things they will do will be to unseat two dernocratis sen ators. Born and Healy, who two years ago were given seats of two repub licans. Dicks and McDonald. Four other democratic senators may share the same fate. The holding of returns in Denver indefinitely, as now is like ly to happen, means that Peabody will remain in the executive chair. Former Governor Thomas, acting foi Alvah Adams, stated to the supreme court this morning that he would withdraw the petition of Adams for the reopening of all the ballot boxes in Denver unless the court's order be so modified that Adams will not have to pay half the expense incurred. He said sue ha procedure would bankrupt Adams. Are Afflicted With Strange Disease. LYNCHBURG, Va.. Jan. 3.—Atten tion has been called to the condition of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, who live in Bedford county. They have five children who are afflicted with a congenital disease known as Friedrich's ataxia. Their ages range from 8 to 19 years. They are all ab solutely helpless, cannot walk or even speak intelligently. They have no use of their hands, and have to be fed like animals. There is always the danger of their falling into the fire; for they can neither sit up nor stand steadily for more than a moment at a time. The doctors of the Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore say that there is absolutely nothing that can be done for them. RAILROAD TRAIN WRECKED. Huge Boulder on the Tracks —Five Persons Hurt. SEDALIA, Mo., Jan. 3—The south bound Missouri, Kansas & Texas flyer was wrecked near Franklin, Howard county early this morning. No details have been received. The baggage car and three coaches were ditched. A huge boulder from a bluff on the track caused the wreck. Five persons were injured. NINETEEN MEN INJURED. YORK. Pa. Jan. 3. —A work train on the Northern Central backed into a freight train here today, injuring 19 men, five probably fatnJfy LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS: Blue Stem, 7854 cents Club, 75 cen s f.o.b. NUMBER 249. the money. Fad ton * had better be careful." BIG FRAUDS IN IDAHO. Senator Dubois Submits Evidence to the President. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.—On a com plaint riled by a prominent firm of attorneys in Idaho through Senator Dubois, the secretary of the interior has dispatched a special inspector to Idaho to investigate what is said to be a systematic defrauding of the government in the matter of timber lands of greater magnitude than the Oregon cases. The charges according to Dubois, involve four prominent cit izens, one of whom is his lifelong friend. The charge is accompanied by voluminous affidavits alleging frauds to the extent of nearly $1,000,000. The papers have bee nturned over to President Roosevelt by Dubois and by him forwarded to Secretary Hitchock with instructions for a thorough in vestigation and prosecutions if war ranted. KNOCKS IOWA LIQUOR LAW THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT RENDERS AN IM PORTANT DECISION. State Cannot Prohibit Sale of Liquor in Original Packages From Another State. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.—The Unit ed States supreme court today in the ease of the American Express com pany against the state of lowa held that the national constitution by re stricting interstate commerce when the c onsignment originates in other states. Girl of 13 and Boy 14 Married. CLARKSVIL.LE. Term.. Jan. 3.—One of the most remarkable marriages that was ever solemnized -in this section took place at the home of John Taylor, in Stewart county. The principals were Miss Grace Morris of Dorsey, Trigg county, Ky., and Richard Parker. The bride is only 13 years old and the bridegroom 14. The boy met the girl only one week before the marriage, and had been to see her but three times. WHOLE FAMILY CREMATED. Man, Wife and Seven Children Perish in Fire. ELMIRA, N. V., Jan. 3.—Frank N. Nil Willi I. his wife and seven children, were burned to death in a Are which destroyed their home at Morris Run, Pa. i Railroad President Dead. NEW YORK. Jan. 3.—William Henry Baldwin, jr., president of the Long Island railroad since 1896, died this morning at his home in Locust Valley, L. L Advertising Chat Go after what you want. Peo ple won't take the trouble to bring it to you. Nobody will go out of his way uninvited un less he is certain that it is to his interest to do so. Remember that the public has no interest in you or your goods, and can not be expected to patronize you voluntarily. If you can prove that it is to the self inte rest of people to buy your goods you will have to keep increasing your store capacity in order to fill orders. If you can present facts that are convincing, your success is assured. Use the Evening Statesman to advertise your wares. It ia the popular paper of Walla Walla and ad jacent countryside.