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ALL POWERFUL JUDICARY COMMITTEE
WHAT AMOUNT IS CITY
PAYING FOR EXPERTING?
THAT'S WHAT TAXPAYERS WANT TO KNOW
Judiciary Gommittee Employs Seattle Accountants But
Fails to Make Public the Terms of Agreement
Entered Into —Other Councilmen Are in
Dark on Price to Be Paid.
How much is the city council going
to pay Temple & Shorrock, the Seattle
accountants, who were employed by
the judiciary committee and who are
now exporting the books of the city
officials? That is a question that is
being asked daily by a large number
of taxpayers, who have to foot the bills
contracted by the men who were elect
ed to conduct the affairs of the city.
So far no one has been able to ascer
tain the price agreed on by the ex
perts and the judiciary committee,
notwithstanding the committee has re
peatedly been asked to furnish the
desired information. The Evening
Statesman, believing that the tax
payers were entitled to know just what
kind of an agreement had been made
when the experts were employed,
made an effort today to ascertain what
(Jjuid of a contract was made and what
*!Jn* was to be paid for the job,- but
fc*M»~-H)iable to acquire the desired
Will Not Give Up.
According to statements made by a
number of the members of the council
no one except the members of the
judiciary committee are in a position
to give out the information, and this
committee will not give up.
When asked this morning by a rep
resentative of The Evening Statesman
-what amount was being paid the ex
perts, Councilman Cox. who is chair
man of the judiciary committee, said:
"The experts are working under a
contract made with them by the judic
iary committee. All the members of
the council are fully acquainted with
the terms of the contract, but the
committee does not care at this time
to make public the agreement.""
Councilmen in the Dark.
So far as the records of the council
show there has not, at any time since
the judiciary committee was empow
ered to employ experts to check up the
books and accounts of the city officials,
been a report made; neither has the
terms of the contract been made
known to the members of the council.
Councilman McKean stated today
that he knew nothing of the matter,
iis it was handled entirely by the
COSSACKS ATTACK SCHOOL
THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY
STUDENTS WERE KILLED
Resulted From the Throwing of Two
Bombs at Soldiers From
TIFTLIF, Jan. 12.—Nearly 350 per
sons were killed or injured as a result
of an attack by Cossacks upon the
Armenian seminary here following the
throwing of two bombs from ttie in
stitution at a passing patrol. Four
Cossacks were wounded and a boy was
killed by the bombs. The building
was shelled and 30 students were
burned to death. Three hundred were
hurt by the fire of bullets.
Chinese Commissioners Strike.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12.—The
THE EVENING STATESMAN
judiciary committee, and so far as he
knew that committee had not informed
the councilmen in the premises.
Councilman Glasford, when ques
tioned this morning, said: "The em
ployment of the experts was left in the
hands of the judiciary committee and
I don't know what arrangements were
made or what they are to receive for
Mayor Hunt also appears to be in
the dark in the matter, as he stated
this morning that he had no knowl
edge whatever as to the amount of
money the experts are to receive.
Councilman Bridges, a member of
the judiciary committee, when asked
to divulge the essence of the contract
made with the experts, stated that the
desired information might possibly be
gained from Councilman Cox, chair
man of the committee.
It is presumed that each member
of the council is well versed in the
provisions of the city charter, but for
fear that they may have forgotten
some of the most essential portions
the following sections are printed for
••Section 90. The city of Walla Wal
la is not bound by any contract, or in
any way liable thereon, unless the
same is authorized by a city ordinance
and made in writing and by order of
the council signed by the clerk or
some other person in behalf of the city.
But an ordinance may authorize any
officer or agent of the city, naming
him, bind the city without a contract
in writing, for the payment of any sum
of money not exceeding one hundred
' Section 95. No money shall be
drawn from the city treasury but in
pursuance of an appropriation for that
purpose, made by an ordinance, and
an ordinance making an appropriation
of money must not contain a provision
upon any other subject, provided, al
ways, that where a fund has been
created to be expended for a certain
purpose, the council may, from time to
time, direct payments to be made
therefrom for such purpose without
Pacific Mail liner Siberia, bearing the
Chinese commissioners sent to study
industrial conditions in this country,
arrived at 12:30 o'clock from the
orient via Honolulu. Professor J. W.
Jenks, special representative of the
state department, together with navy
officials, is prepared to welcome the
commission upon their landing.
Philippine Tariff Bill Will Win.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 12.—
Representative Watson, republican
whip, said today after a consultation
with the president that the Philippine
tariff bill will win. He said about 70
republicans will vote against it, but
100 democrats will vote for it.
Longworth began about 4 o'clock
speaking in the house in favor of the
Philippine tariff bill. He said that no
American industry will be hurt by it.
He could not agree with General Gros
venor. He said the character of the
Filipinos was noble and the future of
the islands was bright.
Frisco Safe Blown Open.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12.—A safe
in the Building Trades Council build
ing, 927 Mission street, was blown
open between 11 p. m. and 7 a. m. and
about $540 taken. The safe was
blown to atoms. There is no clue.
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1906.
GREAT FIRE THREATENS TO DESTROY PANAMA
THE WATER PRESSURE IS FOUND INADEQUATE
PANAMA, Jan| 12—A great fire is
raging and the whole city is threat
ened. Firemen are finding the greatest
difficulty in contending with the
flames. The fire originated in the
Chinese shops and it is alleged was
OF FUR SEALS
This is Threatened By Ruthless
Methods of Slaughter.
PRESIDENT IS VERY MUCH ALARMED
Congress Will Be Asked to Suspend
Privileges of North American
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 12.—
Senator Elkins, of West Virginia; D.
O. Mills, of New York, and Isaac
Libes, of San Francisco, lessees of the
Fur Seal islands of Alaska, under the
name of the North American Com
mercial company, of San Francisco,
will probably lose their privileges be
fore the end of the present session of
congress. The administration is
alarmed at the threatened extinction
of fur seals and steps will be taken
before adjournment to stop the
slaughter. It will probably be done
through an agreement with Canada or
through the suspension of the work of
the lessees on the islands. The re
ports of government seal agents for
the past year include severe indict
ments of the work of the lessees and
declare that the killing has been the
sole cause of a decrease of 58 per cent
of the surplus virile breeding bulls in
a year. >
HAVE DISTRIBUTING POINT
NEW COMPANY BUYS SITE AT
MEETING PLACE OF O. R.
& N. AND N. P.
PORTLAND, Or., Jan. 12.—T0 es
tablish a distributing point for all of
Oregon at the meeting place of the
Oregon Railroad & Navigation com
pany and the Northern Pacific roads,
seven miles from Portland, on the Col
umbia slough, is the purpose of the
Columbia Arm Investment company,
incorporated today by articles filed in
the county clerk's office.
The company has secured 100 acres
and a 1,500-foot frontage on Columbia
slough, on the line of the Portland
Railway company, and plans to make
this the distributing point for th e en
tire state. It is the first point where
the Hill and Harriman lines will meet
after entering Oregon. Seven miles
will be saved each way by making this
the distributing point, instead of hav
ing the freight trains running on into
Portland. The company includes
among its stockholders many of the
leading citizens of Portland and Ore
gon. The capital stock is $65,000, and
it has all been placed. z
First Letters From the Dock Dewye.
NORFOLK, Va„ Jan. 12—The first
mail from the dock Dewey arrived to
day. It was posted at Bermuda when
the consort put in. Captain Wood,
commander of the Dewey, says that in
one bad storm the dock fared better
than any ship in the fleet.
due to the carelessness of Americans
in fumigating. It is spreading rapidly
toward the heart of the city. The
water pressure is poor on account of
defects in the new aqueduct. One
Dlock has already burned out. Santa
GOES TO PRISON
All Efforts to Escape Sentence
ORDERED A NEW RUG FOR HER CELL
This Is Her Second Term in Psniten
tiary—Served First Under
CLEVELAND, 0., Jan. 12.—Mrs.
Cassie Chadwiek was, taken to the
Columbus penitentiary this morning
by the United States .marshal. Sne
wag veiled. The last thing she did
here was to arrange to purchase a
rug for her oell.
This will be her second term there.
Her first was served under the name
of Madame Le Vere, the clairvoyant,
for bunkoing a man out of a large
sum of money. She was paroled in
ROGERS' CASE BEING HEARD
OIL MAGNATE'S ANSWER IS FULL
OF QUIBBLES AND EX
Decision of New York Court Will Not
Be FinaU-Will Go to
NEW YORK, N. Y. ( Jan. 12.—When
the question, whether H. H. Rogers
should answer the questions pro
pounded by Attorney General Hadley,
of Missouri, before Comissioner San
born, came up for argument in the
supreme court this morning the Stan
dard Oil company's attorney sought
delay. The court decided the case was
' ready." Rogers* answer divides the
questions into classes, embracing the
ownership by the witness of stock in
the respondent companies, of stock in
companies other than the respondents
and by parties other than the witness
in stock of companies other than the
respondents. The operations of re
spondents in other states than Mis
souri are involved. The answer de
clares that the questions refer to
operations of individuals and corpor
ations other than the respondents.
Mention is made of the extreme pub.
licity and the sensational taking of
flashlight photographs which were re
pugnant to Rogers. It finally stated
that Rogers would answer all ques
tions the court deems proper, but
Rogers did not mean that this court
should have the final decision, as is
sues raised are entirely new and must
go to the highest courts in the land.
The Chicago Grain Market.
CHICAGO. 111.. Jan. 12.—Wheat, 88 %
@88J4c; corn, 45%@45%c; oats, 32%
Anna square, in the heart of the city,
is menaced. Mobs are creating ex
citement and the people are greatly
incensed against the Americans. The
police are hardly able to maintain
Charles A. Seton and Pals
Were Big Swindlers.
THEY COUNTERFEITED RAILROAD STOCK
Operations Amounted to Over Four
Million Dollars at Present
Value of Stock.
NEW YORK, N. Y., Jan. 12.—The
fourth arrest in the case of Charles
A. Seton, accused of counterfeiting
securities of the Norfolk & Western
railroad is expected to clear up the
mystery as to the identity of all con
nected with what has developed to be
probably the greatest swindle Wall
street has known in many years. It
now develops that $4,300,000 worth, at
the present value of stocks, was issued.
Following the arrests of Seton and
Humphries the police have appre
hended John Bough, aged 66 years, a
broker of Brooklyn; Jurdon Seeley, a
lawyer and former judge, and Thomas
Gibbons, clerk of this city. Bough and
Seeley are ex-convicts, having served
terms for forgery and embezzlement.
Still another arrest is expected.
LIVE STOCK MEN TO MEET
ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE
STATE ORGANIZATION BE
HELD IN SPOKANE.
Walla Walla Stockmen Will Attend—
Program of the Session Is
The annual meeting of the Washing
ton Livestock association will be held
this year in Spokane, the dates being
January 16 and 17. Quite a number
of stockmen of Walla Walla county
are preparing to attend the meeting.
The program arranged for the meeting
is as follows:
Addresses of welcome. Mayor Dag
gett and President F. E. Goodall, of
the chamber of commerce.
Tuesday morning—Business session
and reports. Afternoon, address of
President E. F. Benson, Prosser,
Wash. "How We Raised Moses Aar
on," Professor E. E. Elliott. Pullman;
"Then and Now," D. M. Drumheller.
Spokane; "The Future Outlook of the
Sheep Industry in the Pacific North
west," Peter McGregor, Hooper; "Cat.
tie Diseases; Their Prevention," Dr. S.
B. Nelson, Pullman; "Does It Pay to
Raise Thoroughbreds?" A. J. Splawn.
North Yakima; "Feed for Live Stock,"
C. L. Smith, Spokane; "Hog Industry
in the Palouse," Henry Larkins, Col
Wednesday morning—"Open Foreign
Markets to Our Meat Products," L. G.
Monroe, secretary Spokane chamber
of commerce; "The Thoroughbred,"
'professor H. T. French, Moscow;
LEGAL ADVICE COSTS
WALLA WALLA $200.00
PEDIGO AND 60SE PILED THEIR BILLS
For Services Rendered the Jucidary Committee and for
Drawing up One Thousand Dollar Saloon Ordi
nance —Finance Committee Will Have
Final Say on the Subject.
If the finance committee of the
council allows the bills, Attorneys J.
H. Pedigo and C. O. Gose will pull
down $100 each from the city's strong
box for drawing up the new $1,000
license saloon ordinance and advising
the three members of the judiciary
committee on matters connected with
che cases of the five saloon keepers
whose licenses were revoked by the
council several weeks ago. The two
bills were filed with Clerk Reynolds
a day or so ago, following the resolu
tion passed by the council at the last
meeting, requesting outside attorneys
in the employ of the city to file their
bills for services.
In employing the two attorneys the
judiciary committee ignored C'ty At
torney Blandford and did not even
have any understanding with them as
"Some Sheep Diseases." Dr. C. JSH
Deming, Spokane; "My Experience
With Shorthorns." William Caruthers,
Chattaroy; "Is a 36-hour Shipping
Law Feasible," Colonel William Seel
ing; "Swine Plague," Dr. M. Rosen
berger, Pullman; "Is Further Legisla
tion Needed?" O. T. Cornwell, Walla
Walla; "Horse Diseases; Their Pre
vention," Dr. Arthur Dammon, Ellens
Wednesday afternoon —"Grazing on
Forest Reserves," D. B. Sheller, su
perintendent forest reserves, Seattle;
"The Live Stock Industry of the Walla
Walla Country," E. S. Waterman, Wal
la Walla; "Why We Should Have Bet
ter Meat Inspection," Dr. C. V. Geno
way, health officer of Spokane; "The
Horse Industry, Its Future Prospects,"
M. C. Gray, Pullman; "The Thorough
bred Hog," John L. Smith, Spokane.
Marshall Field's Condition.
NEW YORK, N. Y., Jan. 12,—©r.
James issued a bulletin pn. the candid
tion of Marshall FhH this merning
readinf i "The condition con
tinues about the same. He Is no worse.
He passed a fairly comfortable night."
The attack is more serious than was
at first admitted. His physician said
that the disease has attacked both
lungs. His physician refrains from
publishing the temperature and heart
action, on which in pneumonia tells th e
story. It is understood that the heart
action is all that could be desired.
Big Dam Goes Out.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., Jan. 12.—The
40-foot dam in Big Sulphur creek,
near Geyser, went out as a result of
the heavy storm. Several men in the
vicinity had a narrow escape, owing to
the sudden rush of water. The dam
was the property of the Socrates
Quicksilver Mining company and was
used for the storage of electrical pow
er for its mines. The los s is about
Decatur's Second Trial.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 12.—Theall.
of Washington, addressed the court
martial this morning in behalf of
Decatur. Judge Advocate Harrison
stated the case of the prosecution and
the case was then taken to the court.
If Decatur is dismissed his case will
probably be appealed to congress.
Morales Will Resign.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 12.—A
state department dispatch from San
Domingo says that Morales has re
signed and has announced his inten
tion of going to San Juan or Porto
Rico. This action will probably end
the troubles in San Domingo.
You Get Today's News
Today in the Statesman.
to what they were to charge for their
services. One member of the council,
who is not in harmony on the moral
ques'ion with the judiciary commit'ee.
stated this morning that the work per
formed by the two attorneys could
easily have been handled by the city
attorney's office, thus saving to the
"I don't think the bills are exorbi
tant, but still they are high enough,"
he said. "I do not know what the
finance committee will do about them.
Current bills will be audited next
Tuesday, when the two bills will be
taken up and considered. Fifty dollars
apiece for the work performed would
be about right in m y estimation, al
though I may not be competent to
judge what constitutes a reasonable
WOMAN AUGUSES A SINGER
STARTLED AUDIENCE HEARS
STORY OF HERSHAME WHJLE
AUTOR SITS DUMB.
Member of a Minneapolis Choir Se
verely Denounced After Singirr
Solo in Church.
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 13,—Sitting
in the choir of a church at River Fall*.
Wis., a Minneapolis man faced a
startled, audience, wftll* a standing
woman denounced him in burning
Words, A young babe was held up in
the woman's arms as proof of the
charges she made against the man,
who was dumb.
The Minneapolitan, who formerly
represented a Minneapolis music firm,
but has now left the city, sang a solo
in the River Falls Congregational
church last Sunday. Immediately af
ter the sermon a young womna, clasp,
ing an infant in her arms, rose from
her seat in the front pew and, pointing
her finger dramatically at the singer,
who sat in the choir, denounced "nim
in piercing tones as a villain and the
author of her shame. Holding up the
infant she loudly accused the Minne
apolis man as the cause of her ruin,
accomplished upon the strength of
false promises to make her his wife.
In burning words the woman related
the whole story of the man's alleged
perfidy before an astounded congrega
tion that listened with a death-like and
The accused man sat immovable,
pale as death, while the woman hurled
her anathemas and the people gazed
at him. When the young woman final
ly ceased and resumed her seat the
minister turned to the man and asked
him to deny the charges. He did not
"If this be true," said the pastor,
"then the curse of the Lord be upon
you. Let no such man desecrate God's
temple with his presence."
The present whereabouts of the Min.
Neapolitan is not known by his former
employers. He left there three or four
weeks ago and has not been seen
since. His accuser lives at River
Falls and is said to have gone to
church for the sole purpose of de
nouncing him, knowing that he was
to sing that day.
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