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WEATHER FORECAST: TOMORROW, FAIR. ARE ATROCIOUS LIARS" Senator Mitchell Takes Floor of Senate to Denounce Men Who Accuse Him of Complicity in Oregon Land Frauds. (BcrlppS News Association.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—With dramajljg, fervor Senator Mitchell of Oregon took the floor of the senate this afternoon, denounced his accus ers and publicly branded them ns "malicious and atrocious liars." He proclaimed his Innocence of the charges upon which he und Repre- sentatlve Hermann were recently in dicted In Portland and expressed con fidence In his ultimate vindication. He declared: "I assert In the most positive find Unqualified manner that each and every one of these Charges, in so fat es they involve me. are absolutely, POIKE SIMIKELT BMUP Ml IL "Please direct Chief Waller to re turn my child t« me," appealed Mrs. O. V. Kissel, the mother of little JaponlCS Kissel, to Mayor Boyd yes terday afternoon. The mother explained that the Child, who recently wandered away from home and was found by the po lice, bad been kept away from her parents for several days at the home of a family named Blackburn, friends of Chief Waller. The mayor promptly called up the chief by telephone and asked for tho facts. Tbe mayor said: "Chief, you know you have no right to detain that child." The heartbroken mother then asked: "Is there nothing I can do?" '"Certainly there Is," said the may or. "Oo and get your child." Cheered and made brave as well as happy by this advice, the mother, ac companied by n friend und neighbor, Mrs. Qulnn, went to tlie home of the KIMBALL IS REFEREE IN HACKETT SUITS fttdge Kennan today appointed Hor ace Kimball referee and P. F< Qulnn receiver to attend to property Involv ed In the suit which Wtl brought hy John P, Ptraoh and Worth Belden against Andrew Hackett In an at tempt to secure possession of certain coal land! in British Columbia. The bonds for the receiver and referee were plaoed nt |10,000 by tho court. CHIEF LEROY WALLER SAYS WE ARE ALL SAFE Chief Waller has been In office just five months today and la being con gratulated by ollloers of tbe police Voice and oIIIcIhIh at the city ball. The chief expressed himself as greatly pleased with the harmonious working of the department nnd Ita efficiency. ••Notwithstanding the attacks of the Chronicle and Hpokesma-ltevlew I maintain that Spokane has ns good a police force as any city In the coun try." mild the chief. "Why, a stranger on reading those papers would be led to the conclusion that It would be unsafe for a person to appear on the streets nt night. Now we ull know that tblN la worse than nonsense. It Is positively wrong. unqualifiedly and atrociously false and I here and now Indignantly nnd defiantly denounce, authorize nnd pub licly brand them us malicious, atro cious liars. I defy my defamers and Challenge them to produce any evi dence other than that of condemned thieves, forgers and perjurers to sus tain any such charges," Senator Mitchell then explained in detail his connection with S. A. D. Puter In having certain laud claims passed favorably by Representative Hermann, then commissioner general of the land ofilce, as merely a duty the senator owed his constituents. He declared he had no suspicion of anything wrong with the homestead entries in question and that his per sonal dealing in the case were identi cal with that in hundred s of others. "I have done this invariably with out making any charge or accepting compensation of any kind and so long ns I remain senator 1 shall continue to do these things for my constitu ents, so help me Clod, even at the risk of a hundred Indictments." Criticizing public officers who "knowingly misconstrue public acts of public men and thus seek to dis tort and convert them into badges of dishonesty," Senator Mitchell said in conclusion: "Permit me to declare that the rep resentatives of any government who will tolerate such are unworthy of the exalted positions they occupy. "As for myself, I defy them hero nnd now to produce any evidence worth a moment's consideration which will connect me in any Wrong ful manner whatever with any land frauds in Oregon or elsewhere." Blackhurns at North Monroe and Broadway, whom they describe as good people who have treated the child kindly since tbe police placed her In their charge. The police seem to base their strange conduit upon the fact that the child had once before wandered away and also because a claim had been made that she was not well treated by her parents. Neighbors of the family say the child is kindly treated at home; in fact, the mother is particularly af fectionate and kind to her little daughter. The child Is not always obedient und loves to rely upon her self like n person of mature years, although she is only 7 years old. When the child was found by the police her parents were not not Hied. It was stated at the department that this inhuman conduct w.is advised by tho prosecuting attorney. Japonlcs is now with her parents at 111 Walnut street. During the trial it developed that Hackett had received 115,000, half of which ahould have been turned over to Flrsch and Belden, plaintiffs In the action, who claim t<> he half ownera In all the property located by Hackett it Ih alaa oharged that Hackett made a large turn of money out of tho location of mining claims which he diverted to nil own use. "If a man In the east contemplates removing with his family to Spokane he generally sends for the newspapers published here to learn Something about the city before coming. What kind of an Impression does he gel from the silly and wicked criticisms published on our police departmentT Why, he naluially concludes that he will not take his wife and children to a town where so little protection Is afforded Its OttlfMllS, "I nm at a loss to know why I am so bitterly attacked snd my depart ment maligned by these newspapers, unless it Is because they are opposed to Mayor ltoyd, nnd are fighting his re nomination, and 1 am an eppointee of the mayor." The Spokane Press. AVALANCHE CHTMSTIANIA, Norway, Jan. 17.— An avalanche of rocks at Naesdal, north of Hergen, Sunday, caused the death of s!i people. Only four bodies were recovered. The mass of rocks was suddenly precipitated from the hills Into Love land lane, sweeping away houses, people and cattle. MINISTRY RESIGNS PARIS, Jan. 17.—The ministry of Premier Combes at the cabinet meet ing this morning signed a composite letter of resignation. The chamber of deputies, hearing of this action, raised their sitting until the minis terial crisis is over. Later M. Combes sent the resigna tion of the cabinet to President Lou bet. NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 17.—The AntO I'm. tlie finest club house in the city; the Young Men's Hebrew association hall, the Evangelist church and surrounding property wus destroyed hy lire today. The loss is $100,000. Corporation Counsel Dudley tiled with the city clerk today the appoint ment of Bills (J. Soule to lie assistant corporation counsel In the place of 10. .'. Ifacdonald, who resigned to ac cept the position of deputy attorney general. CREMATORY DAMAGES ! The case of U P, Stanford against the city for $2400 damages to his property by reason of the location of the crematory, a demurrer wus tiled today In the superior court to the defendant's answer, claiming the charges in the complaint did not con stitute a defense. Mr. Stanford says the property near the crematory is unsaleable ow ing to the offensive odors emanating from the plant making it an undesir able location. (Scrlpps News Association.) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 17. — The majority and minority reports were presented to the house this morning by the committee appointed to Investigate the Nlederlnghus cam paign fund. The majority report, signed by the republicans, recited that they had not time to investigate the charges that promises of patronage were made for senatorial votes for Nelderlnghus and more time was asked. The minority report charges the majority With bad faith because of a failure to make a thorough Investi gation. In the senate the vote stood: Cock rell, S2; Nlederlnghus, 11, A strict party vote In the house gave Nicd rlnghus 80, Cockrell The election of Nlederlnghus on a joint ballot tomorrow Is assured. In the divorce case of Henry Mar tin vs. May Martin. In which the wife has asked for suit money and ali mony pending the trial, a statement was made by the plaintiff wherein he says bo Is willing to take care of the child providing It Is taken to the home of his mother; thai be Is em ployed In a shingle mill In tlie c ity and Is receiving $1« per week as wages. He is willing to pay $7 per week alimony nnd has guaranteed tho at torney's fees. Also the wife hns a comfortable six-room house and is In no need of the necessities of life and he Is unable to meet any amount above what is stated. Mrs. Martin's demands were In ex cess of tin: ordinary amount allowed. WKI.MAK, Germany, Jan. 17.— Grand Duchess Caroline, wife of the reigning grand duka »f Base-Weimar, died at 3:30 o'clOOk thin morning witli Inflammetion of tha lungs. (Scrlpps News Association) (Scrlpps News Association.) FIRE LOSS (Scrlpps News Association.) ELLIS SOUIE IDfUW ASKS TOO MUCH DUCHESS DEAD (Sorlppi Mi « h Association.) SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 190 ). ANOTHER PRESS SCOOP If you want to get the first news of a "hot" story, read The Press. A few days later you will read the same "hot stuff" in the Spokesman-Review or the Chronicle. But it's not news then—if you have read The Press. For instance: Last Friday Tlie Press published tlie. exclusive story of the deal by which the Graves people will put in an immense new water power plant nine miles down the river and enter into active competition with The Washington Water Power company. This morning the Spokesman-Review swiped enough space from the Olyinpia rot to rehash the story, which is of vast local importance. The reporter went to Jay P. Graves to get a de nial of the story. But Mr. Graves said: "We have bought the power and secured the riparian rights at Nine Mile bridge and will put be tween $(300,000 and $700,000 in a power plant there. "Fred B. Grinnell secured the options on the rights and F. A. Blackwell, president of the Coeur d'Alene electric line, and I have taken them over in our own names. If enough money is subscribed to float the Palouse road and to handle the power plant it will become the property of the Spokane & Inland, but if not it will be incorporated separately and owned by the Spokane & Inland, the Spokane Trac tion company and the Coeur d'Alene & Spokane electric line. "If the money can be secured here the Westing house Electric company will not have any interest in the plant, and in any event it will have no interest in the proposed Palouse line. The Westinghouse company has had an expert engineer out here who has looked over the power site thoroughly and has gone over the Palouse country. The company is de signing the machinery for the plant and the machin ery and equipment for the road." When you see it in The Press it's NEWS. TO ADD IIJUDGES AND PASS 111 LAW OLYMPLA, Wash., Jan. 17—At a joint mo ling of the senate and house judiciary committees last night it was practically agreed that a bill adding two Judges to (he supreme court bench would be pushed. Subcommit tees were named to draft tbe neces sary bill. AGED JOHN 0. PLATT TELLS QUEER STORY (Scrlpps News Association.) NBW YORK, Jan. 17.—1n Justice Btscoffs court today John IV Piatt, the millionaire octogenarian, took the stand to testify in his suit to recover 1685,000 alleged to have been obtained from him hy Hannah IClias, the ne grcss. The woman Is represented by former Governor Hlack and I'latt hy Lyman B, Warren, Piatt told the story of his rela tions With the woman. He said he hist met her while showing some vol unteer men the town. It was at Pop SMOOT CASE CONTINUES (Scrlpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—Judge MoCarty resumed his testimony In the Smoot hearing this morning with the statement that It wa.s the disposi tion among Mormons to turn the ju diciary of the state over to the llen tlleS with the exception of some dis trict Judgeships. The church of" detail tried to keep entirely out of polities, but were continually nagged by politicians. It, W. Young, formerly In the regu lar army, testified that he was a dem ocrat! Mormon, grandson of Hiigham I Young and president of one of tbe ! four "stakes'' Into which Salt Lake Is | divided by the church. He is not a SIX ARE SUffOCATCO (Borlpps News Association.) DBCATUH, 111 . Jan. 17. The list of dMd ns a result of the tlie which j started Monday afternoon in a shaft of the DacatUr Coal company has now reached six. The ileail: August Jagusch. Charles l4UWhlMk.il BntU Know, Henry OollM Tbe senate committee on printing reported favorably on the repeal of the existing libel law in effect since IW>!>. which all awed retraction of false statements. Senator Baker of Klickitat has a new bill modeled on the present Pennsylvania law. Miller's that he saw her and Other women dance the can-can. He saw her there three times after that. Later, while suffering from rheu matism, he went to a massage parlor and found the Ellas woman. She ■loved from there to West Fifty-third street, where he called on her once a we< li at her invitation. He always paid the woman cash. lie produced his ledger, showing a list and may have paid over $30,000 to the woman. All through the book were records of large sums paid her. I polyguniist nnd believed the senti ment ot the Mormon* decidedly hos tile to polygamy, since noo there he«l been no teaching of polygamy i anil the policy of tbe church was to discourage tho practice. ; Attorney Taylor read a dispatch I purporting to give the language of Bgshop Connelly at Kuieka. I'tah. Sunday la St. The bishop was quoted as denouncing those Mormons as j traitors who attempted at tills heal - ing to describe tin- endowment cere ' moiiy. saving he bad known men to be shot for violating this. The wit ness agreed with the sentiment of the I htghop, but took exception to that I part of the speech about men being shot im.l son, Will Pagan, Four minors lire Mill missing. Th* disaster is due to ■ lire which broke out in tho mule stable toasted In ii coiner i>f Hie mine 100 fe» t below the surface. The smoke ami Hie at the entrance shaft cut off the SgjTSSg of the iniiiers. TO THRASH PHYSICIAN D. W. Bechtel Says Br. H.J. Emery Was Not Gentlemanly in His Remarks to Mrs. Bechtel When Refused 'Phone. CARNEGIE (Scrlpps News Association.) OBERT,IN. 0., Jan. 1 I—President King of Oberlin college this morning announced that Andrew Carnegie will make good the losses of those who suffered worst in the failure of the Citizens' National bank. A draft cov ering the losses has already heen re ceived by King. The beneficiaries are students and people of small means, churches, etc. The money will be distributed by a commission. The students alone had $15,000 In the U-ink. Others who are to be bene fitted will add a large amount to this sum. The exact amount is not known. 5155 ft « n (Scrlpps News Association.) NAGASAKI, Jan. 17. — General Stoessel and about 500 Officers with their families embarked on the steamer Australasian for Odessa. (Scrlpps News Association.) Washington, Jan. n.—The state department was today officially noti fied that the Chinese government makes sweeping denial of the charges recently tiled with the powers by Russia to the effect that China had been violating the neutrality obliga tions. China's answer will be com municated to the powers by Secretary Hay. (Scrlpps News Association.) ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 17—Ku ropatkin reports that January 11 a strong Japanese force turned both flanks of one of the Russian positions on tlie Shahke river. After a brisk light tlie Russian artillery forced tbe Japs to retire. The Russian losses were live officers and 50 men killed and wounded. (Scripps News Association.) TOKIO, Jan. 17. —A Japanese tor pedo boat captured the Dutch steam er Wilhelmina, with coal from Car diff, Wales, to Vladivostok. HIM fScrtpps News Association.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 17—By a strict party vote the house committee on merchant marine today directed the ship subsidy measure to be favor ably reported to the house. The ef forts of the democrats to amend the bill were defeated by a party vote. The house today agreed to take a vote at 3:30 tomorrow on the Swayne articles of Impeachment Postmaster General Wynne accept ed the offer of the president to ap point him consul general iv London to succeed 11. Clay Evans after March 1. UP TO JURY (Scripps News Association.) NKW 11.M, Mian., Jim. 17. -The case of Dr. Koch, charged with the murder of Dr. Qebhardt, went to the jury today. Chalnat much circumstantial evl- denes stands the word of L'dltnr Brooks that Koch is not the murderer. The state failed today in an effort to impeach Brooks' testimony and Im mediately listed. AFTER SIX WEEKS An answer and CrOtfl complaint was tiled today by Jane Miller in the su perior conn In reply to her husband'! complaint in a suit tot a divorce. The cross complaint reads that after six weeks of married life the husband began a eouise of cruel and Inhuman treatment. He was of a violent and ugly temper and caused the cross complainant much worry and sorrow, in November of the same vc.ir be I, ft her. They were married on January 85, 1004. Mrs. Miller asks the court for possession of a house and lot In Terrace paik. MINE WORKERS INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 17. - The I'nlted Mine Workers' convent lon lii session heie will, before adjournment, adopt measures to establish cooper ative stores in all districts. A thief took a bicycle from the resilience of 11, T. Honiictt at 1!«>1j Dean avenue last evening. THIRD YEAR. NO. 61. PRICE: ONE CENT "If I had been ot home I would have wiped tho lloor with the doctor and I may yet, if I get a chance." Thus spoke D. W. Bechtel of the Bechtel Transfer company this morn ing in referring to tlie attempt made by Dr. 11. J. Kmery to go Into Mr. Bechtel'S house yesterday Immediate ly after leaving a patient suffering from diphtheria without disinfecting his clothing. As stnted yesterday, the doctor rushed from the room where the con tagious disease existed to ask Mrs. Bechtel to allow him to use her tele phone in order that he might have some medicine sent In a rush. Me admitted to Mrs. Bechtel that he had not disinfected his clothing and lie was promptly and emphatically refus ed admittance by Mrs. Bechtel, who upbraided him for exposing her chil dren to the dread disease by appear ing at her door. The appeal of the angered doctor on the ground of the immediate ne cessity for the medicine did not change the determination of Mrs. Bechtel not to admit him. "I never disinfect my clothing when coming from a contagious disease," declared the doctor; and he made the same admission when he was repri manded by the health officer who was appealed to hy Mrs. Bechtel. The health department heard the stories of both sides of the im- FIRST BALLOT (Special to The Press.) OI.Y.MPIA, Wash., Jan. 17.—The first gun in the battle of ballots for the I'nited States senatorship was fired in both houses of the legislature at 1- o'clock today. In the senate the nominations were as follows: John 1.. Wilson, by Ruth; Samuel 11. Tiles, by Tucker; Addison (}. Fos ter, by Christian; Chartes) Sweeny, by Henry. The house nominations were: Wil son, by Falconer; Piles, by Todd: TO OPEN BROWN STREET After months of deliberation the city has taken up the matter of forc ing the Northern Pacific Railway company to vacate Brown street so that the street may be extended over the company's right of way. Today Corporation Counsel F. M. Dudley began the suit for the city In condemnation proceeding! against the railroad before Judge Huneke. R. K. Vincent, assistant city engineer, drew up the map representing the ground DISCREDIT STOESSEL LONDON, Jan. 17. A Port Arthur dispatch uyi that whin Qonora) No* gi entered Port Arthur he found 31,- --000 effective fighting men, a large quantity of ammunition, rifles to equip 50,000 men and enough food to have supported the garrison for months. Many Japanese Officers say the sur render was unnopeisary. IU 111 AUBURN, Cal, Jan. 17.—Judge PfeWelt today issued an order for a venire of 100 jurymen, returnable January 20, when the trial of Adolph Weber for the murder of his mother h< Kins. Should Weber be found guilty of a lesser crime than murder In the tirst degree he will be tried on the charge of killing his father, sister and mother. BOUNTY FRAUDS SALT LAKB, Jan. 17—The pelt frauds are growing. They have been practiced also In Idaho and Nevada according to the confession of Arthur Conltsk, son of a former chief of pol.ee of Ogden, this morning. A number Of prominent I'tah people are ssld to be implicated. The gang sec ured 114.000. An cx deputy county clerk of Weber county was arrested today, other srrea&s followed this morning The sheriff declined to,guv tbe names. TO DISCUSS ROADS Commissioners Martin, til-ay and Miller of Lincoln county arc in the city for the purpose or Mooting with one cent ' promptu controversy and promptly decided that Mrs. Bechtel did right In refusing Dr. Emery permission to enter the house. As the doctor left tha house he called hack to Mrs. Bechtel: "You are a pretty thing. When a child is dying for the want of medi cine you won't let me use your tele phone." Mr. Bechtel took exceptions to tho remaurk and when he learned of the doctor's careless act declared himself ready to punch the physician. Finding his children had really been exposed to the dread diphtheria, Mr. Bechtel was thoroughly groused, and fiercely denounced the doctor, person ally, and through the health depart ment. "No person should be allowed to practice who has no more regard for humanity than Dr. Emery showed yesterday," said Mr. Bechtel fiercely, "In trying to save one life he deliber ately risked five others, to my knowl edge, and how many more Is un known. Me admits he rode down town In a street car." It did not seem to occur to Dr. Emery that he might have called to Mrs. Bechtel from a distance and ask >d her to telephone his message to the druggist. Bechtel and the physician have not yet met so the battle is still "pending on the Yalu." Foster, by Cfandall; Sweeny, by Iylnddley. The result of the first ballot was: Wilson, senate 5, house 10; to tal. 15. Piles, Senate 11, house 21; total, 32. Foster, senate 12, house $1; to tal, 43. Sweeny, senate house 19; to tal, 27. CosgTOVS, senate 2, house 3; to tal. 5. Turner, senate 4, house 4; total, 8. The senate passed the repeal of tho libel law. to be covered, which shows 200 feet, or about one block. Property owners on Browne street have been fighting for the extension. Years have been spent In an effort to get the city to put In a crossing at this point, but the many attempts met with failure. The improvement asked for will not only enhance tho value of Browne street property, but will be of benefit to all property south of the railroad. the Spokane county board in regard to road matters. Mr. Martin Is chair man of the Lincoln county board. Mr. Gray and Miller were elected last fall. This Is the first act of the new* ly organized board. MURDERER Five hundred dollars reward Is of fered by the authorities at Jopliij, Mo., for the capture of Kstills But ler, alias Sam Benton and James Woodsrd. Sheriff Doak has received word that Butler is a murderer and when last heard of he was coming to Spokane. THIWI CASE (Scripps News Association.) PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17.—Rey. Dr, 1. N. Irvine this afternoon in the common pleas court took out a sum mons in a suit against Bishop Talbot This means the beginning of a suit for damages. The papers filed reveal no particu lars. It Is understood Irvine Is pre paring to renew his appeal for a pre sentment against Talbot. DESERTED Mary K. Bellinger wants the courl to set aside her marriage with Joseph H, Bellinger, which occurred In Port land, Ore., In 1!>03. Insertion Is al leged In the complaint ami the re storation of her maiden name, Mur] B. Miller. Is asked for. • w IN NEBRASKA (Scripps News Association.') LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. IT.—Blmef J. Burkett wus elected I'nlted States senator today, receiving a majority In both house and senate.