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I Wt dnesday <* ,r - vO LUME XXXII. [HERE WAS NO COERCION PRISON GUARDS TESTIFY KEES INVESTIGATION RESUMED TODAY Prison Employees, Charged With Illegal Registration, Absolve Warden of Influencing Them—Captain Wood Is the Man Who Arranged All Matters, They Say The investigation of charges made , nst warden Kees, commenced at , lv Hot el Dacrea yesterday afternoon, resumed at l-): 25 o'clock this morning in the warden's private of lc« at the penitentiary, and resulted in little ot no testimony being intro that would tend to substan .}„. charges made against War ;.,s in the matter of penitentiary - illegally registering prior to -i city election, which is being the paramount issue in the_ in gation now being held. At this g's session 'he full board of \ :. Assistant Attorney General *v ; . aid, Attorney John 11. McDon otto B. Hupp, Warden Kees reral newspaper men were pres- Additional Charge. Owing to other legal business de manding his attention, John L. Sharp stein, attorney for Warden Kees, was not present and the witnesses were n ss-ex in ii ed at some length by At torney John H. McDonald. Immediately after convening At ey Jolt;; 11. McDonald filed an additional charge against Warden Kees which was supplementary to the charge of the warden coercing or Intimidating prison guards in regis tering. In substance the additional charge was as follows: just prior to a municipal election held at Wala Walla on July 10th, 1905. a large number of em ployes of the state penitentiary wrongfully and fraudulently registered as voters in the First ward in said city when they wer e not residents of •id ward and were not entitled to •*e at said election, and that Warden A. F. Kees wrongfully aided, advised an-] procured said employes to so - ster as voters in said ward, thereby violating Section 7195 of Bal lir.ffer's Code of Washington. And I further charge that said A. " Kees, knowing that said employes sot legal residents of said First v ar <i and had no right to register as "ws therein, wilfully allowed and 1 raged and assisted said employes s o register, thereby perpetrating a upon the election laws of the state of Washington." The charge was carefully examined ■■ assistant attorney general and ;: i of control and finally ad ■utted and made a part of the case against the warden. Attorney J. H. r '" n nld then requested that no other n * h " witness on the . stand be ad ;,) the room during the taking of testimony. No objections were of «**d, and two guards who had been Omened, left the room. Kinsman First Witness. ard Henry Kinsman, one of the sted last June on a charge • "legal registration, was the first 688 called, l n response to inter r° gationa fey Assistant Attorney Gen- Wal McD °nald he said h e had been m P ! °yed at the prison for seven nthß> coming from Pierc e county to * UaWaUa - When asked his place residence h e said he had attempt prJ° establish a residence in Lewis met, but had been arrested on harge of illegal registration. In re to the first charge made against arden Kees, that of coercing and in lß prison employes to register. Witness said that th e only one had ever talked to him about reei.« teri Gu * UaS ex " Ca Ptain of the Charles b. Wood. He said Kees had never In man _ bteii teniPted t0 coerce him into reg •jv r ' or had he ever discussed &„ ?, aUer before or since with War ej to Ine Questions propound *ere " by the attorney general Wtka ?e . archin S ar "3 took up in rota *hether or not Keeg had eveJ . The Evening Statesman asked him register; had ever de manded that he register; had ever sent anyone to him and asked him to register, or whether he had ever heard of Kees discussing the matter with other prison employes. To these questions Kinsman replied in the nega tive, reiterating that Wood was tfie only man that had ever talked to him in regard to registering. On ci-oss-examination by Attorney John H. McDonald, Kinsman said that he never lived in Lewis precinct. He gave as a reason for registering that he wished to establish a residence in Walla Walla, so that he could vote, as he took a general interest in elections. McDonald then asked him why it was that he had selected Lewis pre cinct. To this the assistant attorney general objected on the grounds that the information wanted was covering too wide a scope and did not come within the charges against the warden. McDonald pressed the question on the grounds that he wanted to show that it was not to the interest of the wit ness to register and vote, but to the In terest of someone else. In answer to the question Kinsman said that the reason the rooms in the Statesman building were selected was because they were close in and handy. He denied that he knew there was a con test on in Lewis precinct. Kinsman was then asked if it was not a fact that Wood had rented the rooms and afterward told him where to go. He replied that Wood had told him where the rooms were and a few days afterward he had paid Wood $4.75 for the rent of the room. Kins man said that it was his own money and that he held a receipt. He then reiterated the statement that Warden Kees had never spoken to him about the registration matter, either before or after his arrest. Kinsman was questioned on the typhoid fever epidemic, but his tes timony was unimportant in that re spect. Warden Kees Protested. Immediately after Kinsman was ex cused Warden Kees entered a strong protest against the manner in which Attorney John H. McDonald was conducting the cross-examination, contending that the attorney was try ing to create a wrong impression in the respect that there was only one contest in the last election. He cited the fact that several days before the election in two wards at least there was likely to be a contest for coun cilmanic honors. Attorney McDonald denied that he had any ulterior mo tives in his examination and apolo gized to the warden if he had of fended him. Other Guards Testified. Guards Hazeltine, Woolery and Cox were placed on the stand and gave substantially the same testi mony that Kinsman had given. Each of the men denied in toto that War den Kees had ever attempted to coerce them into voting or that he had ever sent anyone to them. All said that they had paid for their rooms, which had been engaged by Wood. Cox said that he registered on his own voli tion. On cross-examination he said he had not voted, as Attorney Sharp stein had advised him not to. Hazel tine said that the reason that he did not vote was because Judge Brents had advised him not to, referring to the preliminary hearing in the super ior court. Quinn on the Stand. Chief Engineer William Quinn gave expert testimony as to the location of the sewer and its position in relation to the prison well. He said the mouth of the sewer was 360 feet from the well and that the general slope of the (Continued on Page Eight) ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1905. PRESIDENT AT WHITE HOUSE Made a Speedy Voyage on the West Virginia BEAT RECORD IN SPITE OF STORM Remained on the Bridge During Most of the Daytime—ln Excellent Health. WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.—The pres ident arrived at the navy yard at 11:55 this morning and was given a salute of 21 guns. The marine band played "The Star Spangled Banner." Mrs. Roosevelt was at the wharf with a phaeton. The president drove with her to the White House, followed by secret service men in buggies and Secretary Loeb and Dr. Rixey in a carriage. The president appeared to be in excellent health. A wireless message from the West Virginia says he spent the greater part of each day on the bridge. The cruiser's trip from the mouth of the Mississippi was ma;le in three days and ten hours, breaking all records in spite of a stormy passage. i-'ecretary Loeb says the president was a trifle seasick during the gale Sunday night, but remained on deck and broke bread with all the officers the squadron. Admiral "Bronson in vited them aboard in relays unt'l all had been honored. WEST VIRGINIA TOWN BURNS. Fire Started From a Natural Gas Ex plosion. PARKERSBURC}, W. Va.. Oct. 31.— Fire started this morning in the Pins grove hotel at Pinsgrove from a nat ural gas explosion and destroyed practically the entire town. The bank, Methodist church, an office building, seven stores and ten dwellings were de stroyed. Dynamite stopped the pro gress of the flames. It is reported that several lives were lost. The loss is $200,000. Cripple Creek Dividends. DENVER, Col.. Oct. 31.—Nine of the Cripple Creek Mining companies have declared for this month's dividends amounting to $443,750. bringing the total dividends paid for the ten months up to $3,011,790. The dividends paid this month are distributed in the fol lowing manner: Portland, $300,000; Vindicator. $33,000: Findley. $25,000; El Pasco. $24,500; Strong, $20,000; Elk ton, $12,500; Granite, $12,500; Mon trose, $10,000; Dillon, $6,250. The div idends of the public companies are not far short of $3,500/000 for the year. If the profits of the lessees and close cor porations could be estimated the prof its of the year would easily exceed $6,000,00'0. WERNER RUPP CITED TO APPEAR Judge Brents Orders Newspaper Man to Appear in Court Tomorrow Morning and Show Gause Following his refusal to answer questions put to him by Assistant Attorney General McDonald at the penitentiary investigation held yes terday afternoon, Werner A. Rupp, a representative of the Tacoma News, was this afternoon cited to appear in the superior court tomorrow morn ing at 10 o'clock and show cause why he should not be committed for con tempt. At 1 o'clock Assistant Attorney Gen eral McDonald filed a motion in the su perior court asking the court for an order directing th e issuance of a war rant for Rupp for the purpose of producing him before the court to answer for contempt committed before the state board of control. The motion was supported by affi davits of the three members of the board and E. J. Lake, the official stenographer, in which it was set out EMMONS IS SENTENCED Galifornia Senator Convicted ot Taking Bribes 6ETS FIVE YEARS AT SAN QUENTIN Prisoner Made Pathetic Plea to the Court for Leniency—Will Appeal. SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 31.— Judge Hart today denied Senator Em mon's motion for a new trial and sen tenced the ex-senator to five years in San Quentin for bribery. Weak from illness and trembling with emotion, the former senator and brilliant law yer pleaded with the court to exer cise leniency. "I am 46 years old," said he, "a physical and almost mental wreck, and I cannot again practice my profession." He asked that he be sent to San Quentin instead of Folsom. Judge Hart refrained from severe criticism of the defendant and expressed pity for his wife, but he said he could not make the sentence less than that of Senator Bunkers. Mrs. Emmons sat by her husband during the ordeal, her face twitching with emotion, but oth erwise she controlled herself. drove Johnson applied for bail of $10,000, pending an appeal. The court took the motion under consideration till to morrow. WADE COURT MARTIAL IS NOW IN PROGRESS Defense Will Attempt to Prove That Wr.do Simply Acted Under Orders. VALLEJO. Calif.. Oct. 31. —A. H. F. Yates, executive officer of the Ben nington was on the stand in the Wade court martial today. He stated that early on the morning of the ex plosion he went ashore to see Com mander Young as to the hour of seal ing. Young said to get up steam at once, but not to force boilers A. and B. Yates returned to the ship and repeated the orders to Wade. Wade reported that he would be ready to sail in one hour. The defense will attempt to prove that the accident resulted from over pressure caused by getting up steam before the time announced to Wade for sailing. Lord Curzon 111 With Fever. LAHORE, India, Oct. 31.—Lord Cur zon is stricken here with fever, due to the exposure on his farewell trip. that Rupp refused to answer ques tions put to him. Upon the filing of the petition Judge Brents then issued a citation directing Rupp to appear at 10 o'clock tomor row. Mr. Rupp's Position. In explaining his position in refus ing to testify before the board yester day as to the source of his informa tion that formed the basis for an article on the penitentiary, which ap appeared some weeks ago in the Ta coma News, Mr. Rupp said: "I have no desire to harass or Im pede the work of the board. I do not think that knowledge of the iden tity of these informants will help the board. "Newspapers are, as everyone knows, conducted more or less on a confiden tial basis. Any such confidence must be held sacred by a newspaper or Its employes. It cannot be violated."' GENERAL REJOICING THROUGHOUT RUSSIA ENTHUSIASTIC OVER CZAR S MANIFESTO Odessa and Other Cities Present Holiday Appearance —Workmen Parade Streets With Flags- Some Misgivings, However, Among Socialists and Radicals ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 31.—This morning the people assumed a critical attitude toward th e czar's manifesto. The emperor's advisers must go far beyond the wording of the edict to assure the people of liberty. All classes recall previous experiences and are suspicious of imperial prom ises. It is unlikely that the strike will end until political amnesty is extended to all offenders. It is expected that amnesty will be granted as soon as crowds gathered at the churches give thanks for the emperor's manifesto. Workmen this afternoon are parad ing the streets carrying flags. Houses are decorated. The revolutionists are determined to free all political prisoners. They have had several skirmishes with troops. It is reported that Professor Tarle was wounded. M. Witte to.lay summoned a con ference of the editors of all the news papers in this city and asked their aid in restoring normal conditions and securing the confidence of the people in the new regime. He says his purpose is to give to the fullest measure civil liberty. Dispatches from Odessa say that persons arrested for the disorders of Sunday have been released. The greatest excitement pre vails. The police are utterly powerless to preserve order. Red flags are wav ing everywhere. Tomorrow the funer als of victims of Sunday's riots will occur. A big demonstration is plan ned. Forty thousand people gathered in Kazan cathedral square this morning while services were held inside. For the first time in the history of the church of Russia the word "autocrat" was omitted from the prayer for the czar. It is reported that the workmen have decided to continue the strike until amnsty is granted and universal suffrage assured. TO MEET PRINCE ALEXANDER BRITISH NAVAL SQUADRON EX PECTED TO REACH UNITED STATES TOMORROW. Rear Admiral Evans and His Ships Will Meet Visitors at the Naval Academy. ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 31.—Rear Admiral Evans' battleship squadron, consisting of the eight battleships of the North Atlantic fleet, arrived here from Hampton Roads this morning and anchored in the harbor, to await the arrival of the British fleet under the command of Prince Louis Alexan der of Battenburg. The British squad ron is expected heer tomorrow. An elaborate program has been prepared for the entertainment of the visitors from the day of their arrival until November 8, when they will said for New York, escorted by the American squadron. There will be a number of receptions to the guests, dinners In their honor and a football game between the ca dets. While the fleets are lying off Annapolis, Prince Louis and his offi cers will go to Washington to be re ceived by the president. On November S, the six armored cruisers of which the British squadron consists, will sail for New Tork, escorted by Rear-Ad miral Brownson's division of four armored cruisers. They will arrive In New Tork on the morning of Novem- LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS! Blue Stem, 6$ 1-2 cento Club. 63 1-2 cento f.o.b N NUMBER 141. Witte promises th e immediate re lease of all political prisoners who can be released without danger to the public peace. Joy at Odessa. ODESSA. Oct. 31.—The people of this city did not learn of the czar's manifesto until early this morning:. There is wild enthusiasm and the city has a holiday aspect, soldiers and po licemen joining In the demonstration. It is expected that the strike will end Immediately. May Not Check Revolution. LONDON, Oct. 31.—British Press comments indicate doubt as to whether the Russian people will ac cept the terms offered to keep the present dynasty i n power. Stiil Ominous at Moscow. WARSAW. Oct. 31. —The strike con tinues here. Revolutionists demand political amnesty for all offenders. Newspapers reappeared today. Offi cials are at a loss to know what atti tude to assume. Two men believed to be working under orders from the rev olu'ionary committee today broke in to the Vulcan iron factory, killed the cashier, stole $7000 and escaped. The social democrats have issued a proclamation calling upon the peo ple to rise and declaring that Rus sia is not free. Russia's New Cabinet. "WASHINGTON, D. C. Oct. 31.— Spencer Eddy, charge d'affaires for this country at St. Petersburg cables the official announcement of the es tablishment of a constitutional gov*, ernment with the following cabinet: Minister of the interior, Obolensky. Finance, Romanoff. Justice. Koni. 7 Education. Krohovsgy. Communication, Shaffhausen. ber 9, being the king's birthday. All the American ships will be dressed with flags and that nteht they will be illuminated with electric lights. On the same evening Prince Louis will be the guest at dinner of Mayor McClel lan, while private dinner and theatre parties will be arranged for the offi cers of the fleet. Every day after that, until November IT, when the British visitors sa'l. there will be dinners, re ceptions and other public functions In honor of Prince Louis and his offi cers. Polar Expedition Located. CHRISTIANA, Oct. 31.—Captain Amundsen and party, who sailed In June, 1903. in search of the north pole, has been located. He is conduct ing scientific experiments on King William's Island. All are well. SCOTTY WAS INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT He Is Temporarily Paralyzed—Will bo Arrested for Violation of Speed Law. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31.—Scotty Is suffering greatly as the result of an auto accident last night. He says he will never ride in an auto again. Doctors say that he is temporarily paralyzed. There are no fractures. A plaster cast has been placed over his body and limbs. Scotty is re pentant. He Win be arrested for vio lation of the speed law. His wire Is nursing him.