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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1906.
DON'T WANT AID OF CHURCH KELSO TURNS DOWN BELLING HAM PREACHER WHO OF FERED ASSISTANCE. An Effort Made to Save Man From Serving Prison Sentence Has Failed. Declaring violently that he did not want to be freed from prison and that he did not care for the aid or the sympathy of the church, E. L. Kelso, formerly a Seattle attorney, now lying in the Whatcom county jail on a charge Oi. forgery with a term of eight months await ing him in the state penitentiary, refused absolutely to talk with Rev. James Thompson, pastor of the South Bellingham Presbyterian church, when he called on the prisoner in his cell. Dr. Thompson, through Rev. A. M. Matthews and others of Seattle, started out with the intention of having Kel so's verdict set aside, if possible, on the ground that the testimony that convicted him was given by a bar tt■nder, but the action of the con demned man in refusing all aid from the church has been a set-back to the plan. "I do not want to be freed and I don't want any of the church people or anybody else to try to keep me from going to prison," said Kelso, • when Dr. Thompson entered the cell and made known the object of his visit. "I care for nobody at all in the world but my poor old father and J don't want anybody to care for me." Dr. Thompson reports that Kelso's actions were exceedingly strange and that lie was taken back by the re buff ami he did not know what to do for a time. The prisoner was exceed ingly nervous and paced his cell like a wild animal. TOWN TOPICS Weather Forecast—Rain this after noon and tonight; warmer; Saturday, rain or snow; colder; high south winds. Change in Bill —It has been found n< c< ssary to change the opera an nounced for Saturday night. In place of "Gipsy Baton" the Roscians will re "El Capitan." On Sunday night "The Telephone Girl." Valuable Prizes—The Sons of Her mann are Announcing that valuable prizes will be awarded at the mas querade ball to be given in Armory hall Monday night. Good music has been secured and the affair promises to be one of the best of the season. Pasco Trip Postponed—The trip that was to have been made by the Knights of Pythias of Walla Walla to Pasco next Thursday night has been post* poned until January 25. The local lodge will at that time send a team to Pasco to assist the Knights there in con ferring degrees on a large class. May Macadamize Road —Headed by U. H. Berney, the people residing east of Walla Walla along Pleasant street are signing a petition which will be presented to the county commissioners asking that a local improvement dis trict be created for the purpose of macadamizing that thoroughfare. Cortnell Lively Town —Henry King, United States land commissioner at Connell and part owner of the Frank lin County Register, was in Walla Walla yesterday on business. 'The county wheat belt is excellent." Mr. King said. "There has been ample moisture and fall wheat is growing Saturday Morning Special. Ba. m. to 11 a. m. Now here is an excellent opportunity for you to get those clothes pins you have needed so long, and then, too. you get the best. The U. S. Spring Clothes Pins will not smut, rust, break, split, freeze or blow off the line. Come early Saturday morning and make a wise purchase. This is only one of the many bargains W« are offering during January Sale. Come In and read the Yellow Tags. r :z I Davis-Kaser Co. Tag Sale stora Everything to Furnish a Home Xow °" fine Connell is forging steadily ahead, several new buildings now being un der course of construction. As soon as spring opens there will be several business buildings erected. Connell is destined to become one of the im portant towns of Washington and that before many years." Entertained Friends—Mr. and Mrs Henry Bacon entertained a few friends at their beautiful home, 619 East Rose street, last evening. Games and music were enjoyed until a late hour, when very dainty refreshments were served. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Ragodill, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Slater, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Henson, Misses Margaret and Mae Slater, Bessie Rice, Jessie Shel ton, Etta Eubanks, Messrs. Roy Bac on, Ray Small, Louis Gardo and Mr. Cole. Backs Race Suicide. NE WYORK, lan. 12.—Rev. Owen R. Lovejoy, secretary of the National Child Labor commission, declared yes terday that except in special cases President Roosevelt was mistaken in his crusade for bigger families among the American people. Many men, he said, are working today at the bench and in the factory for less wages than their fathers received for a similar amount of work, and it .is costing them more to live. Such men, he said, if they were of a conscientious type, would hesitate at the responsibility of bringing child ren into the world, to struggle and to toil for a bare livelihood without any prospects for advancement. AMUSEMENTS Tonight the Rosclans opera company will present Auber's comic opera, "Fra Diavolo." This is the opera where Amsden and Leslie, the two comed ians, "shine." Mr. Walters has a part that just suits him. "Linrenzo," the captain of the brigadiers. Hilliard Campbell has the title part of "Dia volo." and John Dewey is "Lord Al cash. Miss Xola is "Zelma" and Miss Daveiport "Lady Alcash." Tomorrow afternoon for the matinee "The Mika do" will be presented. The tickets are now on sale for the matinee, Saturday night, "El Capitan." and Sunday night, "The Telephone Girl." The Roscian opera company gains in popularity with every new perform ance. "The Chimes of Normandy" was the bill at the Keylor Grand last night, and it was witnessed by another ca pacity audience. It is a play with a deep plot as well as an opera full of mirth and melody. It is of thrilling interest from the rise of the curtain to its fall on the last grand chorus. Claude Amsden as Gaspard, an old miser, proved himself to be a most capable and versatile actor last night. Lucia Xola as the lost Marchioness and Hazel Davenport as the good-for nothing pretender, did excellent work. Hilliard Campbell, the superb bari tone, as Henri, Marquis of Corneville, and F. W. Walter, the splendid tenor, as Jean Grenieheux, were favorites with the crowd. Jack Leslie as the notary was irresistibly funny, and John A. Dewey as the Bailli was all that could be expected of that pom pous and pedantic character. The others in the cast performed their jarts acceptably and added greatly to the success of the performance as & whole. Tonight "Fra Diavolo" will be the attraction. The sale of seats to day has been large. Viewed by Father of Nine. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12—Decid ing when his wife presented him with his ninth child, that the struggle to furnish food for his large family was more than he could bear, John Fusi lier, a furniture polisher, locked him self in his little shop, plugged all the apertures, turned on the gas and sat down to die. His body was found in a chair. The eldest of his children is but 14 years old. WHO WILL BE CHAIRMAN? NEW HEAD OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE TO BE CHOSEN TOMORROW. Excellent Prospects for Interesting Fight When Precinct Men Meet at the Court House. An effort is being made by the two factions in the republican county cen. tral committee to reach an agreement on the selection of a successor to Chairman Eugene Lorton. Whether or not this ' can b° accomplished is a question that cannot be foretold at this time. It is not generally believed, however, that the matter can be ar ranged and that quite an interesting fight will result when the committee meets tomorrow. It is understood that Chairman Lor ton will tender his resignation and then the fun will begin. Among those whose names have been mentioned in connection with the chairmanship are Alexander Cameron, Dorsey Hill and Sheriff Charles S. Painter. It is asserted that Hill has stated that he is not after the job, but some of his friends are endeavor ing to prevail upon him to make a try for the place. Cameron is said to be the choice of the opposition to Lorton, and his friends are putting forth the argument that he is the only available man that can cement the two factions in the committee. On the other hand, Lor ton's friends do not look with favor upon the selection of Cameron, and will no doubt strenuously oppose him. The politicians were quite busy today laying- plans for the contest that will probably come up at the meeting. PERSONALS. • • * H A. Mitchell and E. D. Bryson, of YVallula, are among Walla Walla visi tors today. * • * George P. White, of Wallace, Ida., is registered at the Palace today. • * • W. S. Carrol, of Eugene, is register ed at the State today. • * * J. E. Ellsworth and L. H Spawr, well known Prescott residents, are Walla Walla visitors today * • • Dr. H. A. Mount, of Waitsburg, is in Walla Walla on business today. * * » Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Pearson, of Freewater, are visiting friends in Wal. la Walla today. Mr. Pearson is a prominent merchant of Freewater. • • • J. D. Walters is in the city from Prescott. • * * Frank Reese, the "oil king." arrived in the city yesterday from Boise, where he has been looking after busi ness interests. * * » I. M. Bates is in Pendleton on a short business trip. FORESTERS' NEW OFFICERS COURT WALLA WALLA NEW OF FICIALS HAVE TAKEN THEIR POSITIONS. At the last meeting of Court Walla Walla No. 35, Foresters of America, the following officers were installed: Chief ranger, J. Green; sub-chief ranger. T. J. Rose; master of finance, i Herbert Osgood; master of exchequer, | Victor Seibert; senior woodward, L. Mattheson; junior woodward, James ! Allen; senior beadle, S. B. Rose; jun ior beadle, D. Schneider; trustees, Henry Sampson, L. McCoster and Ralph White; physician, Dr. M. Stiles. Fierce Battle With Wolves. HAYWARD, Wis., Jan. 12. —While j on his way to town, about two miles south of here, Nels Krog, a farmer, j came upon a pack of large gray I wolves which were devouring the 1 carcass of a dog they had just killed. ! When the animals saw him they went I for him at once. Krog was armed I only with a heavy club, and with this I weapon he fought desperately a run ning fight toward the town. The brutes would crowd upon him, mak ! ing vicious snaps at his throat when j ever they could pick a chance to get in upon him. One of their number, an immense and particularly vicious creature, ven tured too close and was killed by a | blow upon the head. The club was i broken by the stroke, however, and THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. Krog was compelled to trust to his legs alone for his life. The race lasted until he was almost within the limit: of the town, and the wolves became frightened and gave up the chase. The animals are extremely numer ous in this section this year, but, al though they wrought considerable de struction among stock, this is the first time they have been known to at tack a man. The heavy snow and th< scarcity of food has probably driven them to desperation. Four Weddings On Bets. CHICAGO, Jan. 12.—Four years ago Frank Swigart, then a student in a business college at Galesburg, made a bet with his classmates that he woul< win for his bride a pretty young woman who sat opposite him at din ne.\ When Swigart made his wager, three of his classmates also bet that they would win certain of the girls who sat at the table. Today, as a sequel to the wagers. Swigart, who his sister says, was the third among his assistants to make his wager good, filed suit for divorce from his wife, whom he charges with desertion. Swigart, who is a clerk for the J. V. Farwell company, was married September 22, 1901. On March 10, 1903, he says his wife left him. According to Swigart's sister, the divorce suit of her brother is the latest to be filed by the betters of business college days, all of whom, she says, are either already divorced or have filed divorce papers. BIT RIVAL'S LIP NEARLY OFF A NASTY MIXUP IN THE STAR SALOON AT PASCO THURS DAY EVENING. Charles Gray, a restaurant keeper of Pasco, is under arrest at that place, charged with malicious mayhem. In a fight with R. A. Casselman, a busi ness rival, in the Star saloon Wed nesday night Gray is alleged to have nearly bitten Casselman's under lip off. Casselman, as a result of the in jury, is hardly able to speak and his condition was considered quite grave yesterday. It is doubtful if his lip can be saved. Gray has been released on bonds pending a hearing in the justice court at Pasco. Casselman went to Pasco several months ago and took charge of the Eagle dining rooms and soon built up an excellent trade. This, it is said, stirred up a bad feeling on Gray's part, resulting in the fight Wednesday night. REACH AGREEMENT. No Reconciliation, No Legal Divorce, but Settlement Arranged. PITTSBURG, Pa.. Jan. 12.— W. El lis Corey, the $100,000 a year president of the United States Steel corporation, has found a solution for his domestic troubles. For the sake of their son, Alan M. Corey, the steel magnate has reached an agreement with his wife, which is expected to mark the end of the scan dal. The agreement was made through the medium of common friends, for Mr. and Mrs. Corey did not meet. There will be no reconciliation, but by the terms of the agreement there will be no legal divorce. According to the statement of friends, Mr. anl Mrs. Corey will live apart, but with out a formal settlement. The hus band will make ample provision for the support of the wife. They will remain legally married, but that is all. According to the friends who were responsible for avoiding the scandal of a divorce, Mabelle Gilman was not the primary cause of the trouble be tween Corey and his wife. For years friends of the two knew , that such incompatibility existed that | to all intents and purposes, they were 'no longer man and wife. No blame is placed on either of them. It was sim ! ply, friends say, a case of diversity of ' tastes and opinions. A Peculiar Disease. BROOKLYN, N. Y., Jan. 12— After having suffered for some time from one of the rarest afflictions known to science, Mrs. Katherine O'Neill died Tuesday in the King's county hospital. The woman had a peculiar form of lo comotor ataxia, which caused the bones through her entire body to be ■ come brittle and break as easily as a twig of wood. Several times she snapped them when turning over in bed. Mrs. O'Neill had suffered with the disease for four or five years. Highest excellence In String Instru ments. "Washburn, Regal, Stuart, at Stanley's, 23 Main St. Phone 255. NEW ROUTE IS SUGGESTED UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD MAY BUILD LINE FROM UMATILLA TO SEATTLE. North Coast Is Sr. d to Be Ready to Commence Work—Strahorn in New York. Railroad rumors are coming thick and fast again and the question as to what transcontinental line is backing the North Coast is still unsettled. The latest is that it is the Union Pacific, which is one of the Harriman system. According to the Seattle Post-Intelli gencer recent purchases of Seattle tid« lands, believed to be for Union Pa cific terminals, caused a great deal of speculation among railroad officials there as to the probable route to be adopted by the Harriman line in ex tending to Seattle. A well-known rail road man stated to a reporter for the Post-Intelligencer yesterday that the most feasible point for the Union Pa cific to commence the construction of a line from the other side of the moun tains to Seattle is Umatilla. Would Give Straighter Line. Starting at UmatiUa would give the Harriman system a much straight«r line than by coming from Walla Walm, which is the starting point in eastern Washington of the projected North Coast railway. The line to Seattle will be the main system of the Union Pacific, and Umatilla is the point where the present lines of the Harri man road to Portland and Spokane diverge. While the extension of the Union Pacific from Portland was under con sideration at one time it has been known in railroad circles for more than a year past that when the Harri man road is extended to Seattle It will be the main line and not an ex tension from Portland. The Portland project was dropped and the right or way, at one time secured by the Union Pacific for a part of the distance, has been abandoned. The extension of the big railway systems to the Pacific coast at Seat tle is for the purpose of participating in the oriental trade, and to be able to compete with other lines the Union Pacific must build a more direct line to Seattle than the extension of the system from Portland would afford. Systems Are Allied. The Harriman and the Vanderbilt systems are known to be very closely allied, and by the extension of the Northwestern to the coast the two lines would tap eastern as well as western territory that is not covered by the established transcontinental roads or the line of the Milwaukee as now projected. It is believed by rail way men, who have been watching the recent movements with more than or dinary interest, that the Union Pacific main line from Omaha and the line to be built westward by the Northwest ern system will Join forces at some point in eastern Washington and for the first few years of the operation of the two roads to tide water at Seattle they will come in over the same system of tracks. An official announcement of • the Union Pacific extension is expected during the present month. In the last issue of the Railroad Ga zette, a statement is published to the effect that the Baldwin Locomotive Works now has orders on hand for the construction of a total of 261 new locomotives for the Harriman system. STRAHORN KEEPS HIS SECRET. Harriman Officials Will Not Admit or Deny Their Interest. BROOKLYN, N. Y., Jan 12.—Mr. Strahorn, of the North Coast railroad, is in New York and in daily confer ence with railroad, contracting and banking interests. Announcements in regard to the project are expected at any time. He says that his plans are proceeding satisfactorily, but he will not affirm or deny rumors at present. Harriman officials and interests will not deny that the North Coast is a Harriman undertaking and it is gen erally believed here that it is. Reports received here today of heavy pur chases of tide lands at Seattle by Hel len and a trust company in which Jacob Schiff is interested are taken to indicate that the Harriman road will build to Seattle, but Kuhn, Loeb & Co., and Harriman officials, including Hellen, are simply noncommital. CONFLICT WITH STATE ROADS. Railroad Engineers Appropriate Lines Already Laid Out. OLYMPIA, Jan. 12.—The surveys of the new railroads that are seeking entrance to Puge' Sound are appropri ating surveys for state roads com- J pleted under the direction of the state | highway commission, according to j Highway Commissioner Joseph M. Snow. Mr. Snow tias taken up the matter of the conflicts with the attorney gen eral to ascertain the state s rights in the premises. The surveys so far com pleted have been at the expense of the several counties in which they are located and the state is not out any money itself if it is necessary to re survey. The surveys have been made under the direction of the highway commissioners, however, so that the roads could subseqnently benefit by the appropriations made for their im provement and construction. Ready to Begin Work. GRANGER. Wash.. Jan. 12— F. L. Pitman, chief engineer of the Nortli Coast railway, was in Granger today. He declined to talk for publication, but remarked that the connecting links in the survey between the Col umbia river and the summit of the Cascade mountains were being rapidly dosed up. MICHAEL P. KELLY IS DEAD PIONEER GROCERYMAN PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT AFTER LONG ILLNESS. Michael P. Kelly, proprietor of the Kelly grocery, at 26 East Main street, and for 20 years a resident of Walla Walla, died at the family residence, 216 Sumach street, at 7 o'clock last night after an illness extending over a per iod of four years. Mr. Kelly was a native of Ireland and was 45 years of age. He is survived by Mrs. Kelly. Four years ago Mr. Kelly was taken ill and in hopes of benefiting his health spent several months in the high altitudes of Arizona. He retuin ed to Walla Walla in much better health, but close confinement in Ma store brought on the old trouble and the past six months he failed rapidly. The funeral will be held from the Catholic church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, Rev. M. Flohr to officiate. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery. TUTTLE GIVEN SMALL FINE LIGHTWEIGHT BOXER PAYS FOR HITTING DAN FLOWERS IN THE EYE. "Jack - ' Tuttle, the lightweight boxer, was fined $20 and costs in Judge Huff man's court yesterday afternoon for slugging Dan ('lowers, the well-known farmer, in the eye in Caswell's cigar store Wednesday. Trouble between the two men arose over giving change after Flowers had eaten his breakfast in the Eagle restaurant, where Tuttle is employed. Tuttle claimed that he had overpaid Flowers 50 cents. The met met in the cigar store and Tuttle asked that the 50 cents be refunded. Flowers insisted that he had been given the right change. One word led to another and the first thing several spectators to the fracas knew the pair were mixing it at a lively rate. Tuttle's knowledge of boxing served him in good stead and he "hooked" a couple onto Flowers' face before the irate farmer knew what was up. The Fancy Vests ■ Young men, we would like you to see our line of fancy vests. New patterns; different weights; while smart and with the proper dash, there is nothing loud or off-colored to be found in our line of vests. They are garments that appeal to good dressers; very much so. Come in at your first opportunity and see offerings. McKEAN'S Fourth and Main Streets. A Good Winter Shoe. Requires to be more than good looking. It needs to be warmth giving and warmth k< e >ing. Wet and weather resisting and well wearing. That's just the sort of shoe we are offering at the present time for Ladies' tfndjGent's wear. IV. SBIL 20 Mala Street ■ tight was stopped by bystanders and Flowers went before Judge Huffman and swore out a warrant. Tuttlo claimed that Flowers called him a vile name, which started the fracas. TRIES TO ABDUCT GIRL. Dr. C. H. Long of Chicago Attempts to Run Off With Miss Hirn. ESC ANA BA, Mich., Jan. 12—After enticing Miss Mary Hirn. a prominent young society woman of this city, to the home of a friend, Dr. C. H. Long, of Chicago, and formerly one of the most prominent physicians of Be ana - ba, it is alleged, caused tho young woman to enter a sleigh against her will and attempted to escape with her from the city. Within an hour after the alleged ab duction, the father of the young wom an, Petri- Hirn, a prominent merchant of the city, together with Officer Geo. McCarthy, were on the trail. At Bark River the physician and the girl were overtaken. After a stormy scene in the coach of a Northwestern train in which the father was only prevented from assaulting the physician by the inter ference of the officer, the young wom an, who had made fruitless attempts to escape, flew to the arms of her father and .accompanied him back to the city. The story told by the yming woman at her home today reads like a page from a modern melodrama. She said she was shadowed by detectives al leged to have been hired by the phy sician; then threatened if she did not comply with his wishes. She said ■ meeting was arranged by a ruse. She is prostrated at her home. May Succeed Harper. PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Jan. 12.—The death of President Harper has revived speculation here as to the possibility of President W. H. P. Faunce, of Brown university, becoming the head of the University of Chicago. At the time of President Harper's critical ill ness last February when it was ex pected he would resign. President Faunce was generally talked of as his successor. The latter declines to make any statement concerning the matter. Rev. Dr. Faunce came here from the Fifth Avenue Baptist church, New York, which John D. Rockefeller at tended. John D* Rockefeller, Jr., is a graduate of Brown in the class of 1897. PAGE FIVE