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) TonitfM. rain, cooler. Friday VOLUME XXXI. LAST HONORS FOR SERGIUS His Body Blessed in Moscow Cathedral This Morning MEMORIAL- SERVICE IN LONDON Russian Authorities Fear an Outbreak on the Day of the Funeral- Troops on Guard. MOSCOW, Feb. 23.—The ceremony of blessing the body of Grand Duke .Sergius was performed this morning. The Kiev regiment has furnished a guard at Chaudoff monastery where the funeral services will be held. Im mense crowds thonged the streets to r day and troops were present every where. • After the blessing tlte body was conveyed to the adjoining church. Standards were placed in the cata •VUqne and the coffin was covered with wreaths and crosses. Officials of the Sergius household and aides formed , a circle around the bier, but drew pack to permit the imperial party to enter the <- ; rde. Grand Duchess Eliz abeth took her plac*- at the foot of the toflta. Metropolitan bishops conduct ed the service, accompanied by chant ing by the imperial choir. When the duchess came to kiss the dead she al most broke down and was about to fall, but Grand Duke Constantine gave her support. When the grand duchess had kissed the uniform on the left breast thrice tne booy was borne on"' the shoulders >f the grand dukes and aides to the monastery of St. Andrews and placed in a vault to await removal to St. Pet ersburg. Requiem Mass at St. Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 23.—1n the - c of the emperor and Imperial family at the requiem mass was cele brated" for the soul of Grand DuKe Ser |ptt at Tsarkoe-Selo today. There Ras a .similar service at Isaacs' cathedral attended by Cue officials of i» government The public was not limitted. ■ Memorial Service in London. LONDON, Feb. 23.—A memorial ser vice for (band Duke Sergius was held today in the Russian churc hconnected w:th the embassy. In addition to the embassy representatives of King Ed ward. Embassador Choate and other •il'lomatic attended. i Troops Attack Girls. ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 23.—A dis- Patch from Warsaw states that in a fight between girls of the high school police, Cossacks were called out. viht drove the girls and their mothers ho n»e with knouts. School boys fought ! Cossacks in defense of vhe girls. Three hundred were ar rested. Smashed Windows. LONDON, Feb. 23.—Reuters War- I ! ' correspondent reports that strik ' ■washed the windows of five fac this morning and forced the me" * quit w «rk. A company of infantry red on the strikers. The result is n °t known. CORBETT AND NELSON 80T H MEN ARE IN GOOD CONDI TION AND SURE OF WINNING. Nelson | s Having Some Trouble in Getting Down to Weight—Little Betting Yet. SAX FRANCISCO, Feb. 23.—With . * w eek remaining before they are *ed mto the ring Corbett and Nel « ar e working like beavers to get condition for the fight which takes **84 ° n " Sth insU Corbett is al * hayi > R g °° d Shape ' but Nelson is •%b* S ° me trouble S ettin K down to kelson BetUng ha s not begun but n will undoubtedly be the favor- THE EVENING STATESMAN COULD NOT IDENTIFY REMAINS. Mrs. Ensley, of Cambridge, Idaho, Makes the Attempt. PENDLETON, Feb. 23.—Last night G. W. Farmer, coroner from Cam bridge, Idaho, and a Mrs. Ensley, ar rived from Umatilla. They came down from Idaho for the purpose of inves tigating the unknown dead man found near Umatilla a week ago. After first learning the facts surrounding the finding of the body from the people at Umatilla. Mr. Farmer wired Coro ner Henderson that they would arrive in the evening to inspect the clothing found with the dead man. A man named Ensley, husband of the woman who was here*, last night, disappeared last October while on the road from The Dalles to Idaho. From the circumstances surrounding the case it was thought that the man found might prove to be the lost hus band. The body was exhumed last night and the clothing shown Mrs. Ensley, but it is her belief that the body is not that of her missing hus band. BOODLER IN A SAO PIIGHT SENATOR EMMONS OF CALI FORNIA HAS APPENDICITIS AND OTHER TROUBLES. Has No Money but Bribe Money to Pay His Hospital and Doctor's Bills. SACRAMENTO, Feb. 23.—0n ac count of the illness of Senator Em mons the senate this morning post poned action on the recommendation of the investigating committee for the expulsion of the four senators accused of boodling until next Monday. Em mons' condition continues critical. Aside from his serious illness, his plight is pitiful. While it is generally conceded that Emmons accepted bribe money, he cannot use it because it is marked and he has no other funds to pay hospital, doctors and hotel bills. His fellow senators are lining up with subscriptions. To add to his misfor tunes, his son shot himseif in the leg a few days ago while hunting. The hearing of motions to set aside the indictments in the cases of Sena tors French and Wright was continued till Wednesday. ADOLPH WEBER CONFIDENT HE BELIEVES THAT HE WILL BE GRANTED'A NEW TRIAL BY THE COURT. Is Totally Indifferent to the Enormity of His Crime —Eats and Sleeps Well. AUBURN, CaL, Feb. 23— Adolph Weber, despite his conviction, con tinues to wear a confident air. He slept like a child last night and ate a hearty breakfast this morning. He takes it as a matter of fact that a new trial will be granted and that he will be acquitted. His attorney is prepar ing papers in support of an appeal.j Woman Sells Finger for $500. NEW YORK, Feb. 23.—Sitting back j to back in the home of Dr. A. L. Nel den, at No. 13 East Twentieth street, j one woman permitted the second finger of her right hand to be grafted to the stump of the second finger of the left hand of another woman who had lost j part of her right digit in an accident some years ago. These women are practically i strangers to each other never having j met until a few days ago but for the ; next two or three weeks they will be bound together almost as closely as were the famous Siamese twins. Side by side, they recline in narrow hospi tal cots, their arms from the elbows down tightly wound in bandages, and the' whole encased in a plaster cast. Dr. Nelden, who performed the operation, is the same physician who more than a year ago. declared that he had grafted an ear from one man to another. THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1905. INVESTIGATE OIL LEASES Resolution Passed Unanimous ly By the House TOBACCO TRUST ALSO UNDER FIRE The Two Houses Agree to Make Sen ator Hawley a Brigadier Gen eral on Retirement. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.—The house committee on Indian affairs today fa vorably reported a resolution calling on the secretary of the interior to fur nish the house complete information concerning the leasing of the oil land's of the Osage Indiana, including copies of the lease. The resolution was adopted by the house unanimously. The house today agreed to the sen ate amendment appointing Senator Huwley of Connecticut, who retires March 4, brigadier general on the re tired list after adopting an amendment to the senate propostion conferring the same honor on General Peter Os terhaus, of St. Louis. Representative Kehoe of Kentucky today introduce* a resolution in the house, directing the secretary of com merce and labor to investigate the to bacco trust. The senate on naval affairs has en dorsed the president's naval program by retaining in Ahe naval bill the house provision for two battleships, but limited the minimum trial dis placement In each to 16,000 tons. The senate sitting as a court of im peachment in the Swayne case this afternoon perfected arrangements for closing the trial. A final vote will be taken by the senate next Saturday. The trial continues from 1 to 10 o'clock p. m. with a recess from 6 to 8. The senate today passed the Panama canal zone civil bill and a bill pro viding for the return of confederate flags to the southern states. The lat ter bill has already passed the house. CANNOT MAKE REOUCTION AT PRESENT The O. R. & N. company has decided that it cannot at the present time make a reduction in the rate on grain from Walla Walla to Duluth. This matter was discussed at a meeting of the transportation committee of the Commercial club and the railroad of ficials last week when the protest made by W. W. Raymond was taken up. This morning General Agent Burns of the O. R. & N. company was instructed by General Freight Agent COUNCILMAN BREWER IS AT REST All that is earthly of the late John F. Brewer was laid to rest in the beau tiful Odd Fellows' cemetery this af ternoon. Mute testimony of Walla Walla's sorrow over the death of the late councilman was evidenced by the hundreds of friends who gathered at the Brewer residence in Boyer avenue to attend the services and follow the remains to their last resting place. At the appointed hour, 2 o'clock, members of the city council, represen tatives of the police and fire depart ment and civic bodies arrived at the residence to participate in the obse quies. Nearly 200 members o* the three Odd Fellow lodges of the city GAMBLERS DREAM OF CONQUEST. Sports Go Into Trance, Plan a Monte Carlo Off California Coast. NEW YORK, Feb. 23.—Armed, they declare, with full concessions, "Joe" Ultman and "Maxey" Blumenthal. both well- known in the sporting world, have left this city for Los Angeles to complete their plans for the establishment of an American Monte Carlo on Santa Catalina Island. In this "year-around" resort, they ESTABLISHED 1861 CZAR DOES NOT FAVOR PEACE He Believes that the Internal Troubles Are About Over THE NATION WILL NOW SUPPORT WAR Pride, Patriotism and National Honor Demand the Prosecution of the War. BERLIN, Feb. 23.—The German court has been advised that the czar has decided to continue the war on the ground that the domestic situation in Russia is now under control. It is said to be the judgment of the chief staff of the army that Oyama not only cannot defeat Kuropatkin, but that he stands in danger of defeat himself. The facts of the military situation, love of country and the arguments of expediency are all said to favor the pressing of the war hopefully. Taffy for Both Sides. PARIS. Feb. 23.—1t is learned that the report of the Huil inquiry com mission in addition to justifying the action of Admiral Rojestvensky in fir ing on the trawlers, ajso contains other paragraphs which are satisfactory to England and which counter balance the pro-Russian paragraphs published. Revived Rumors of Peace. WASHINGTON. Feb. 23.—Renewed Russo-Japanese peace rumors were occasioned today by calls at the state 9 apartment of the Russian and British ambassadors, followed immediately by a half-hour conference at the White House between the president and Sec retary Hay. Third Baltic Squadron on the Go. COPENHAGEN, Feb. 23.—The thirl Russian Baltic squadron which yes terday anchored near the Skaw, sailed westward this morning. Seven Hundred Killed at Baku. BERLIN. Feb. 23.—Vorwsarts re ports that 700 persons were killed as the result of street fighting in Baku. Miller to inform Chairman Catron of the CommercNil club that after con sidering the matter the company had decided that it could not grant the concession asked for at this time. The railroad people maintain that notwithstanding that the rate from the Palouse country is lower than from Walla Walla, still the Walla Walla grain growers have at all times been able to secure a much larger price for their product than the Palouse farm ers. were also in attendance. Washington lodge, of which Mr. Brewer was a member, conducting the services at the grave. Following a selection by a quartet. Rev. Albert Dale Gantz pastor of the First Presbyterian church held short services.. Following the services the casket was removed to the funeral car and the procession headed by a platoon of police under Chief Brown was formed. Following came the paid fire depart ment, apparatus and men in uniform, next in turn being members of the city council and civic bodies in carriages. Scores of carriages containing friends followed the funeral car. have told their friends, they intend to lay %ut parks and build casinos, the like of which have never been seen in the western hemisphere. There, untroubled by laws of any kind, they say. they will afford every person that cares to, an opportunity to play against any game of chance, ancient or modern, for any sum that may be named. Before leaving they said that every thing was so well arranged that al most their first task would be to take over to the ieiffhd, landscape archi tects and engineers, who would select for them a large enough site to answer their purposes. These chosen architects, builders and gardeners will be employed to carry out the plans. Both men are known as daring betters, not alone on race tracks, but in various clubs with which they have been connected. Ullman was known for several sea sons as the bookmaker willing to ac cept the largest wagers offered at a track. Reports of $25,000 bets made by John Gates and "Pittsburg Phil" were freely circulated two years ago at Saratoga. Last year a published account said there had been only a slight decrease in the amounts. That the two men have obtained a foot hold on Santa Catalina Island comes as a surprise to sporting men in this city. MOTHER CONFESSES SHAME ALICE BATES SAYS SHE BORE BABY BOY LEFT AT WIN GARD RESIDENCE. Makes Affidavit in Superior Court and Gives Consent for its Adoption by Mr. and Mrs. White. Miss Alice Bates, a 15-year-old girl residing across the state line west of Walla Wulia. is the mother of the lit tle baby boy left on the door steps of the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Wingard a week ago. The disclosure came in the superior court this morn ing when Miss Bates voluntarily made affidavit to the fact that she was the mother of the little baby and giving consent to its adoption by Mr. and Mrs. Heber White of this city. Bates will bear her disgrace alone. She refuses to divulge the name of the father of her baby, merely stating in her affidavit that he is a non-resident of Walla Walla county, ft is alleged that a Baker City man. married and with a family is the fath er, but that he will escape prosecution at the hands of Miss Bates through her disinclination to cause trouble in the family. Adoption papers were signed by Judge Brents this morning and the little baby was legally turned over to Mr. and. Mrs. White. The little fellow has been named Robert Arthur White. Charged With Burglary. Information charging John Stanford with burglary was filed in the super ior court this morning. Stanford was arrested by the police yesterday for the alleged theft of a set of harness j valued at $40 ' from the Washington j stables in Sixth street. The harness was the property of A. G. Evett, a Walla Walla county farmer. INDIANA'S BRIBERY CASE. Tobacco Trust Alleged to Have Dis pensed Money Freely. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Feb. 23.—De tectives are probing the alleged legis lative bribery story told here yester day and are still looking for C. A. Ba ker. A letter was found in Baker's room at the Denison hotel referring to an enclosed check for $5000 to be used in the legislature. James Hamilton, doorkeeper of the house, testified before the investigat ing committee that several other mem bers received envelopes similar to that in which Baker received his $100. The Marion county grand jury will take up the bribery charges. Awoke in Blindness; Girl Recovers Sight. APPLETON, Wis.. Feb. 23.—The cause of Miss Sadie Clark, of Neenah, Wis., a high school student, who today recovered her eyesight as suddenly as she lost it nearly two weeks ago, is at tracting much attention. She had never had any eye trouble until she woke on the morning of Feb ruary 6 to find herself stone blind. She was on a train today going to Milwau kee to undergo an operation when her sight suddenly returned and is unim paired by the mysterious period of blindness. Dr. Harper Resting Easily. CHICAGO. Feb. 23.—At 7:30 this morning Dr. Harpers physicians stated that the patient was resting easily and from all indications will re cover from the effects of the operation. But his physicians hold out no hope of ultimate recovery. LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS, Blue Stem. 80 cents Club. 74 cents f.o.b. NUMBER 293. PAULY'S BILL PUT TO SLEEP Measure to Regulate Price of Gas and Electricity IT IS INDEFINITELY POSTPONED Big Fight in Senate Over Bill In tended to Restrict Practice of Osteopathy. Special to the Evening Statesman. OLYMPIA, Feb. 23.—The senate to day indefinitely postponed Senator Pauly's bill permitting cities to regu late the price of gas, electric lights, water, etc. Senate bill 90. providing for an amendment to the present law regu lating the reporting of deaths and births and the regulating of contagious diseases, was up In the -house this morning and was fought by the osteo paths. Christian scientists, and their friends who regard it as a bin to hamper and prevent them from prac ticing the science of healing in their lines. The opponents of the bill at tempted to amend it but were not strong enough. A heated discussion was participated in by various mem bers. Lyons made a motion to indefi nitely postpone the bill. This motion went over till afternoon. HUGHES GIVEN HEARING. Wronged Husband Makes Attempt to Assault Prisoner. NORTH YAKIMA, Fob. 23.—Dr. J. E. Hughes, who was brought here from Seattle on the charge of adultery, has had a hearing. A new information was filed '"against him, charging crim inal assault upon the person of Kosa Hatch, the 15-year-old daughter of. Theopolus Hatch. Hail was fixed at $15,000. Hughes claims to have mar ried the girl in Ftah. Since she and her mother were brought back they have not spoken in complimentary terms of Hughes. Mrs. Hatch claims the doctor spent ali her money since they left here last falk and abused her. During the progress of the trial Hatch made two attempts to assault Hughes, but was prevented by officers. ROBBERY, MURDER AND ARSON. Wealthy North Carolina Woman Mur dered by Coachman. MONTCLAIR. N. J., Feb. 23.—Mrs. Hannah B. Ross, an invalid, aged 70, and reported wealthy, was burned to death in a fire which this morning de stroyed four residences. The woman's coachman is missing. The police are working on the theory that it is a case of robbery murder and arson. Extra Session of Senate. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.—The pres ident today issued a proclamation calling the senate in extraordinary session March 4 at noon to dispose of executive business. HOCK 6AVE WIFE ARSENIC ENOUGH TO CAUSE DEATH FOUND IN THE STOMACH OF ONE VICTIM. Charge of Murder Will Be Brought Against Chicago's Much Mar ried Man. CHICAGO. Feb. 23.—Seven and six tenths grains of arsenic, sufficient to> kill, was found in the stomach of Mrs. Marie Walker Hoch, wife of Johann Hoch, according to the official report of the chemist who made the analysis. Coroner Hoffman is authority for the statement that sufficient evidence has been obtained to hold Hoch to the grand jury on a more serious charge than bigamy. The coroners jury re sumed the inquest this afternoon. The jury returned a verdict of death due to arsenical poisoning administer ed by Hoch, and held him to the grand jury.