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YOL. XLIY. NO. 13,743.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BUSTLE 1ST TBKIO
Great Army Is Now Be
RECRUITS ARE POURING IK
Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery
HALF MILLION MEN FOR OYAMA
Defense is to Be Provided for For
mosa and the Southern Islands in
Anticipation of the Baltic
TOKIO, Dec. 25 (5 P. M.) Tokio is
again a great military camp and the
scenes bf last Spring-, when the first
armies were mobilized and dispatched,
are being- duplicated. Thousands of
recruits and reservists are assembled,
dtilling- and equipping preparatory to
taking- the field. The permanent and
temporary barracks are filled and it is
necessary to billet the soldiers brought
to the city.
Oyama Field is the center of activity,
where Infantry, cavalry and artillery
ore constantly drilling. The batteries
lire blank charges for the purpose of
breaking" in the new horses. The gen
eral military preparations are enormous.
It Is planned to give Field Marshal
Oyama a rough total of 500,000 men,
with a heavily increased artillery arm,
besides providing a defense for For
mosa and the Southern islands in an
ticipation of the Russian second Pacific
squadron's attempt to soize a base.
The port of Kolung, in Formosa, has
been declared in a state of siege and
other positions In Formosa and the Pes
cadores are progressing-. Winter is
not interfering- with the Japanese
transport service. The railway between
Dalney and Yentai is working- well and
the running- time between Tokio and
Xnao Yang- Is six days. X
Rush at Baltic Shipyard.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec 2t.-AdmIral
IMrlleff Is quoted in an interview as
saying- that all the shipyards in the
Baltic are working day and night and
that the third squadron will go out in
two sections. The Admiral pledges
himself to have the first section, which
will Include the Senlavin, Apraxin,
X'shatlyoff, Nicholas II and Kornlloff,
ready by February, and the second,
consisting of the Slava, Alexander II
end Pamaitazova, a little later.
ENEMY IS SURPRISED.
Japanese Successful in a Number of
Attacks at Port Arthur.
TOKIO. Dec. 25 (3:30 P. M.) The fol
lowing report was received this -morning
from the Japanese Army besieging Port
"A body of our right wing surprised
the enemy at Housanyeantun and Siao
fantun at 10 o'clock on the night of De
cember 24 and subsequently occupied
"After gradually dislodging the enemy
our force at 2:55 this ' (Sunday) morning
occupied the whole of Talluchiatun.
"Our repeated attacks of the past few
days have been uniformly successful. All
the enemy's advanced positions, fronting
cur right wing, are now in our hands.'
SHIELDS FOR MACHINE GUNS.
Device Prepared by Japanese to Ad'
vance Under Fire.
HARBIN, Dec 25. Chinese from the
south say that the Japanese have brought
50,000 Chinese into Southern Manchuria,
but have difficulty In feeding them. They
also say the Japanese have prepared
1000 four-wheeled carts with Iron shields
In front and on the sides, which are to
be pushed by soldiers, and which are to
carry rapid-fire and machine guns.
Some frozen Japanese have been found
Jn abandoned trenches.
There is the greatest activity In Har
bin, where the Russians are building en
larged bathhouses, churches and a hos
A scheme has been discovered by which
a Siberian merchant has been sending
vodka to the front marked with a red
cross and labeled as medical supplies.
The perpetrator has beon forced to
leave the country.
Lack of -Chinese silver is causing the
depreciation of the ruble here, but the
reported closing of the Chinese bank at
Tie Pass Is untruo.
TOGO. CALLS FOR VIGILANCE.
Fleet Congratulated for Service at
BPECIAXi CABLE TO THE LONDON" TIMES
AND PORTLAND O REG ONI AN.
LONDON. Dec 26. The Times Tokio
correspondent telegraphs today that Ad
miral Togo, in his order releasing a. sec
tion of the blockading squadron which
has patrolled the. sea approaches to Port
Arthur, congratulates the fleet on the
successful discharge of its long and ard
uous duty, and expresses deep regret
at the loss of several of his warships
since the war broke out. The Admiral
also admonishes the fleet to whom the
blockading duty is now passed on to, to
redouble Its vigilance.
In conclusion he enumerates the Rus
sian ships sunk about Port Arthur, and
his list shows that there remain for the
defense of the sea front to the city only
a second-class cruiser and a few destroy
Two Men Hit by Shells.
MUKDEN, Dec 25. A Japanese battery
opened fire December 24 on Cbanllnup and
two men were wounded by shells. A Jap
anese column advanced, but was soon
driven back by the Russian fire.
The Japanese are strengthening their
left flank as though contemplating a turn-
ing movement. On the other hand, the
Japanese In many places apparently are
building "Winter quarters.
Russians Waste Their Ammunition.
GENERAL KURORTS HEADQUAR
TERS, In the field, Dec 23, via Fusan.
The usual Russian artillery fire against
the Japanese left and center has been
heard the past three days, and from mid
night last night and until dawn this morn
ing. According to reports received the
Japanese, suffered no damage from the
fire. There Is no activity in front of the
Japanese right army. The weather Is very
Heavy Loss to the Japanese.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec 23. General
Kuropatkln reports skirmishing December
?l nimr TflnlntJiti. In -which the Russian
advance posts were driven In by the Jap
anese, but afterward advanced again and
occupied the former positions. The Rus
sian losses were trifling, while those of
the Japanese were heavy.
Ordered Never to Retreat.
MUKDEN. Dec 23. General Kuropatkin,
addressing the troops, said today:
You must never allow yourselves tcr
retreat. Even in the case of the smallest
detachment having once formed a plan,
it must be carried out to the end."
Advanced Positions Taken.
TOKIO. Dec 25 (3:30 P. M.) The Port
Arthur besiegers occupied Talluchiatun
Saturday. It Is officially announced that
the whole of the Russian advanced posi
tions in front of the Japanese right have
No News at Chefoo.
nTTR-RYMY Dpp. 25. There was no news
nf tlie onera'tlons at Port Arthur re
ceived here, cither yesterday or today.
Russian Destroyer at Algiers.
ALGIERS. Dec 25. The Russian tor
pedo-boat destroyer Prouzltelny has ar
MASTERS SENT TO JAIL.
Haytlen Court Gives Sentences in
Fraudulent Bond Cases.
PORT AU PRINCE. Hayti. Dec. 25.
In accordance with the verdict of the
Jury in the trial of the alleged fraudu
lent bond case, the court has pro
nounced judgment as follows:
it nonnlts Hebard Rov. ex-Minister
of Finance, and two high officials; con
demns vllbrun Guimaume, ox-aiimsier
of War, to penal servitude for life; the
y,ivh nfflclals of the National Bank of
Haytl are sentenced to Xour years' im
prisonment, and two sons or ex-iresi-dent
Sam Gedo, an ex-Minister, and
Knint Victor. ex-Mlnlster of Foreign
Affairs, to three years imprisonment.
Judgment against, inose persons wno
are in contumacy will be prosecuted
Thft nctlon asrainst the abovemen
tioned persons grew out of an act of
the Haytlen Congress of laoa, autnor
izlng the consolidation of the National
an additional sum of $213,232 to be paid
the bank for financing the deal iioipre
the transaction was completed the gov
ernment of President isora came into
nnwer. The bank officials were im
prisoned a year ago on the charge of
conspiring with the secretary or the
Treasury In fraudulently Issuing from
$200,000 to $8&o,uuu in oonos ana or ni
itttroA hrlberv. The trial be ran Novem
ber 28, and of the 33 persons accused.
among whom were ex-President bam.
13 were present, the others having nea.
Guatemala Repudiates Debts.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 25. News from
Guatemala shows that there is much feel-
ins: on the part of the British residents
regarding the nonpayment of the debt
due to British bondholders and it Is as
serted that the British Legation will be
removed from Guatemala City to either
Nicaragua or Salvador. There seems to
be no prospect of the Guatemalan gov
ernment complying with the obligations
of foreign creditors. The best people In
Guatemala deplore the attitude of the
government and its disregard of its obli
Much Interest is shown by railway com
panies in oil now flowing at Elbano, near
Tamplco, as there is a prospect of secur
ing cheap and abundant fuel.
BISHOP 0EFE0R SOUTH AMERICA
Will Hold Numerous Conferences In
the Southern Republics.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec 25. Bishop T.
B. Neoley, who was elected a bishop at
the general conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church and assigned by the
board of bishops to South America, de
livered his farewell sermon at Union
Methodist Episcopal. Church here tonight
and will sail for South America this
week. On the way to Buenos Ayres he
will make an eight-day stay at Panama,
where he hopes to found a mission.
The bishop will hold the North Andes
mission, at Lima, Peru, January 18, and
the Andes conference at Coqulmbo, Chile,
on February 8. He will reach the Ar
gentine capital early In March and will
hold the South American conference in
Monteviedo on March 8.
EDNA HOPPER IN COMEDY.
Little Actress Has Abandoned Musi-
cal Roles for a Time.
OMAHA, Neb., Dec 25. Edna Wal
lace Hopper was the star in an initial
performance in straight comedy under
the management of Frank McKee at
Boyd's Theater tonight, for which she
has for the present abandoned comic
opera. Miss Hopper has the star role
In A Country Mouse," by Arthur Law.
She appeared in the principal role of
"The March or Time" as a curtain
In both of these comedies. Miss Hop
per makes the change from comic op
era to comedy with easy grace The
two comedies selected for her are bright
and crisp and lull of amusing sltua
tions and complications.
SNOW STORM IN COLORADO.
Fears That Stock Will Suffer on the
DENVER, Colo., Dec 25. A general
snow storm began this afternoon in
Colorado and Wyoming. Following
suddenly an extended period of mild
weather, it is feared that considerable
damage to stock on the open ranges
will result. No reports of interruption
to traffic have been received at rail
road headquarters, and prompt action
in sending out snow plows may ward
off troublo of this kind.
The storm was ushered in by a high
wind, which soon died down, however.
WEEPING IN CELL
Mrs. Chadwick Grieves
for Her Husband.
SHERIFF OFFTO ARREST HIM
Officer Is Charged to -Treat
SHE DECLARES HIM INNOCENT
Extradition Papers Will Be Procured
Jn New York and Accused Forgery
Accomplice Will Hear News
Off Sandy Hook.
CLEVELAND, Dec 25. Sheriff Barry
left for Albany and New York City to
day, carrying with him the papers for
the arrest of Dr. Leroy 8. Chadwick,
who is expected to land at New York on
the steamer Pretoria Wednesday.
This afternoon Mrs. Chadwick showed.
unusual nervousness. She finally sent
for the Sheriff, with the statement that
she wanted to talk over the trip to New
York and the Impending arrest of her
husband. The Sheriff spent almost an
hour with the woman in her cell, during
which time she wept convulsively.
I know you will treat my husband as
kindly as possible under tho circum
stances, but please remember that he is
innocent of any wrong-doing," said Mrs.
Chadwick as the Sheriff entered the-cell.
During the hour that the Sheriff was j
talking with Mrs. Chadwick she repeated
ly asked him to be kind to Dr. Chadwick.
The woman said It was an awful mis
This is the worst thing that has hap
pened during all the trouble of the last
few weeks," said Mrs. Chadwick. "I
never thought my husband would bo
dragged Into this affair. It Is so unjust,
for if ever an honest man lived it is my
Pleads for Husband'srDaughter.
Mrs. Chadwick asked the .Sria to tell
her in detail of all of his, plans, several
times she referred toithe,otor's .Hlaug-
ter -by -A. former wlfcr vno ia ramming,
with Dr. Chadwick to this country. The
woman also especially asked the Sheriff
to do everything possible to make tho
situation as easy as possible for tho
'Remember all I have told you,"
called Mrs. Chadwick as Sheriff Barry
was leaving. "This Is terrible; but there
is one satisfaction, I will see my hus
Before leaving Sheriff Barry tele
graphed to Albany asking that the pa
pers in the case be made out In advance,
so as to insure no delay. According to
his plans tonight, the Sheriff expected to
call on Governor Odell in Albany the first
thing Monday morning to turn over the
requisition papers from Governor Herrick,
receiving extradition papers from Gov
ernor Odell in return. From Albany he is
expected to go immediately to New York,
arriving there in the afternoon. The
Sheriff will stop at the Hoffman House
It has been agreed to have relatives of
Miss Mary Chadwick meet her at the ho
tel. Whether she will remain in New
York or come on to Cleveland with her
father is not yet settled. It is thought,
however, that she will stay in New York
with relatives and friends for a day or
two at least.
Sheriff Will Be Lenient.
"I suppose it will be a severe blow to
Dr. Chadwick to be met with papers for
his arrest upon his arrival In this coun
try," said the Sheriff tonight. "I Intend
to do everything possible to ease the situ
ation as much as the circumstances will
ncrmlt for both Dr. Chadwick and his
The exact course that the Sheriff will
follow Is to be determined Tuesday morn
ing after a conference with New York of
ficials. The Sheriff expects to go out to
meet the Pretoria on either a Govern
ment lighter or a police patrol boat. He
plans to catch the steamer outside of
Sandy Hook and to notify Dr. Chadwick
of his arrest before the landing is made
"If Dr. Chadwick Is not a sick man I
shall return with him on the first train
I can make out of New York Wednesday,
reaching Cleveland some time Wednes
day night or Thursday morning," said
the Sheriff. "If he Is a sick man my
nlans may necessarily -have to be
changed. At any rate, I shall remain in
New York long enough to be certain of
tho proper care of M.ss Chadwiok."
Sheriff Barry left Cleveland at I
o'clock tonight over the Lake Shore Rail
road. He Is due in "Albany at 5:20 Mon
FATAL BATTLE WITH NEGROES
Policemen Attempt to Arrest Men De
mandlng Money for Drinks.
NEW YORK, Dec 25. Two policemen
fatally Injured, a third badly hurt and
four negroes locked up is the result of
a battle that took place ear.lytoday in
North Plainfield, N. J., between firemen.
policemen and citizens on one side and a
gang of negroes on the other.
Marshal Joseph Flack and Special Po
liceman William Kelln are dying In
Muhlnberg Hospital, the. former with t
deep knife thrust below the right shoul
der, and the latter with razor cuts qver
his entire body, 60 stitches having been
required to close the wounds. A third
policeman, Walter O. Smalley, Is at his
home, his face battered and bruised. The
prisoners are Samuel Hunt, Walter Terns,
Albert Tunstall and Joseph Henderson,
all residents of Plainfield.
The negroes had been standing on the
street corners yelling Merry Christmas"
at everyone who passed and demanding
money to buy drinks. Two policemen
attempted to arrest the gang and were
knocked down and beaten; They did not
shoot, for fear of hitting onlookers. The
firemen and, citizens Joined in the battle
which was waged for nearly half an hour.
When the negroes were about to be
taken to Jail there were cries from the
crowd of "bring a rope," and "lynch
them." Policemen warned the hot headed
to keep away, but members of the crowd
got close, enough to strike the negroes. A
crowd hung about the Jail for hours all
through the day, and in both Plainfield.
and North Plainfield there were frequent
tilts between white men and negroes.
SAMBO GIRL LEFT BEHIND.
Colorado Springs Authorities Wire to
Company for Description.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., Dec 25.
Although" Chief- Reynolds wired the Chief
of Police at Syracuse, N. Y., last evening
for a complete description of the missing
Miss Kempter, whose parents claim the
victim of the Mount Cutler murder,
no word was received today. The posi
tive way In which the telegram was
worded, that the description tallied with
that of Miss Kxnptr; as io- dental work,
height and oSlor of her hair, has raised
the hopes of the officers that they will
now have something tangible to work
A telegram from the manager of the
Glittering. Gloria Company was to the
effect that none of his company was left
in Colorado, but the manager of the
Sambo Girls Company wired that he
left a girl in Denver, and a message ask
ing for a description of the girl has been
Merchant Beaten and Robbed.
CHICAGO, Dec 25. Beaten Into insensi
bility by four masked robbers who en
tered the dry goods store of O. L. Larson
& Co., early today, A. G. Krogsted, a
partner in the firm, was compelled to Ho
with his hands and feet tied while a safe
on an upper floor was blown open and
$1800 In money taken.
After dismissing the employes Saturday
night, Krogsted fearing that robbers
might be attracted to the store because
of the heavy. Christmas business trans
acted In the place during the day, decided
to remain In the store all night and guard
the money. While dozing In his office
at daybreak, four men broke into the
place and attacked Krogsted with clubs.
He was soon unconscious from the blows
and the men ransacked the store.
Soldiers Shot in Quarrel.
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec 25. Private
Henry Hackett Is fatally and Corporal
Riley dangerously wounded as the result
of a drunken brawl which occurred at
Fort Douglas. The two men, who belong
to the Twenty-ninth Infantry, quarreled
with Silas Smith, an ex-aoldler, employed
as teamster at the fort.
The quarrel culminated just as the men
left the streetcar at the fort, and Smith
drew a revolver and shot Hackett and
Riley. Smith was placed in the military
guardhouse, where ho wade a. plea of
i r ! fcf -
'.coast iho&ed nr wreck.
In Tacoma Yards
TACOMA, Dec 25. The - North Coast
Limited, which left this city for the East
at 8:30 o'clock, was derailed while run
ning out of the yard tracks Into the main
line track across the Tacoma draw-bridge
trestle works. The tender of the engine
and the mall and baggage-cars were
thrown from the tracks. The engine was
brought to a sudden stop by Engineer
Drew and no other cars left the tracks.
No one was Injured.
A wrecking crew was put to work and
the tracks cleared within three hours.
The North Coast Limited loft the city two
hours and 30 minutes late. The derail
ment was caused by tho bridle of a
switch breaking after the engine had
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Cloudy, with probably Upht ram at
Intervals; variable winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 42
dee.; minimum. 30. Precipitation. 0.05 inch.
War la the Far East.
Half a million men will be sent to Marshal
Oyama. Pace 1.
Recruits are Dourlnc Into Tokio and drill-
Inc of all arms Is golnp on. Page 1.
Japanese successes at Port Arthur. Pace 1.
Three men drunk in barricaded room are
choked to death at Philadelphia. Pace 1.
Seven killed and eight Injured In wreck on
Southern Railway. Page 3.
Fatal collision of Ice-boats at high speed
on Lake Onondaga. Page 1.
Dawes Commission says rights of ab
origines have been well guarded in In
dian Territory. Page 4.
General X.ew Wallace will leave death bed
to light for New Mexico's statehood.
Morocco desires to trado with the United
States, says ex-Vice-Consul-General Lang-
crman. Page 4.
Peabody may retain Governorship of Colo
rado, despite apparent defeat at tho polls.
Republicans have lash for Washington coun
ties that refused to vote for Mead for
Governor. Page 3.
Russian editor arrested for publishing story
of brutal conduct of officer toward con
vict convoy. Page 3.
Free press, freedom of conscience and com
pulsory elementary education promised
In Russia. Page 3.
Mrs. Chadwick in hysterics over prospective
arrest of her husband. Page 1.
District Attorney Jerome denies that he has
preferred charges against attorneys In
Morse-Dodge divorce tangle. Page 1.
Bad weather on the Atlantic keeps Christ
mas revelers at home. Page 1.
Airship Arrow makes a demonstration of Its
value near Los Angeles. Page 1.
Children of The Dalles attend Christmas
tree festivities given by the Elks. Page 4
Land Agent "West denounces predecessor in
state office. Page 5.
Geo. W. Elder has very rough passage on
the way south. Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Christmas observed In all the churches. Page
How Christmas was spent. Page 10.
Football teams ready for today's struggle at
Multnomah gridiron. Page 11.
Manager F. M. Butler, ot Pacific Construction
Company, says Morrison bridge "extras" are
not excessive. Page 12.
Boy severely burned while impersonating Santa
Claus. Page 8.
Legislature convenes two weeks from today.
Holiday -rush continues unabated at Portland
Postofflce. Page 11- '
KE III II TRA
Three Men Get Drunk
in Barricaded Room.
FIRE STARTED BY CANDLE
One Is A wakened'from Stupor
Too Weak to Open Door.
DIES AT THE HOSPITAL
Occupants of Another House Are
Rescued by Firemen, to Suffer In
Heavy Snow Storm That
Rages in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 25. Four men
were suffocated and eight others were res
cued from fire in different parts of tho
city early today. At a boarding-house at
1543 Wood street, Charles McCusker, aged
44 years; James Merry, 4S years; Joseph
McGlll, 24 years, died in a trap mado by
Against the wishes of their boarding
housekeeper, three men tcqk a quantity
of whisky to their room. They placed
one of the two beds of their apartment
against the door to prevent interference
by the boarding-house-keeper. After the
men had retired a lighted candle fell from
a mantle on the greasy working cjpthes
of one of the boarders. The clothing was
Ignited and the room was soon filled
with thick smoke.
McGlll was awakened by the smoke, but
was unable to move the bed from the
door and fell to tho floor unconscious,
The boarding-house-keeper discovered the
smoke and when the room was broken
into McCusker and Merry were found
dead. McGlll died soon after being re
moved to a hospital.
Cigar ignited Bed Clothes.
At U3o Falrmount avenue, Edward
Rathaine, aged 25 years, and believed to
be a resident of Ncw Jersey, was also
suffocated. It is. believed he set the bed'
clothes on fire with a lighted cigar and
in trying to leave the room crawled into
a closet, where he "was found dead. His
The occupants of a house at 4226 Ger-
mantown avenue, woro more fortunate,
The property loss by tho fire at this place
was greater than at the other two houses.
but Mis. David Dean and the other mem
bers of her family were cither rescued
by firemen or saved themselves by jump
ing from windows. They suffered much
from exposure, as a driving snow storm
was prevailing at the time.
SNOW FALLS IN" NEW YORK.
Christmas Festivities Toned Down on
Account of the Day.
NEW YORK, Dec 25. New Tork City
was treated to a Christmas snow storm.
accompanied by a high wind and a de
cided drop in the temperature. Soon
after noon the first flakes began to fall.
With the snow came a gradual Increase
in the velocity of the wind, which by
10 o'clock tonight was blowing 30 miles
an hour. At that time between four and
five inches of snow had fallen, which
brought the record for tho month up to
29 inches, the heaviest snowfall for De
cember recorded hero in many years.
Today's snow was considerably above
the snow-removal contractors' minimum
of two inches, but the work of removing
It from the streets was begun tonight.
as to morrow will be generally observed
as a holiday and the traffic will be light.
In spite of the storm there was no lack
of Interest In the celebration of Christ
mas throughout the city, although the
festivities were toned down by Sunday
solemnity, and in some Instances were
held In abeyance until tomorrow.
Churches were well attended and reli
gious services were held In nearly all the
charitable Institutions and at the police
Owing to the late arrival of Saturday's
ships an unusually large number of Im
migrants were obliged to remain at Ellis
Island over Saturday night, and to spend
their Christmas morning there. The first
surprise came at breakfast. On tho long
tables were a large number of little lour
foot-high Christmas trees. All the chll
dren received toys and candy and tho wo
men fruit and candy, and the men pipes
and tobacco, cigars and cigarettes.
RAW WEATHER AT WASHINGTON
Most People Stay Indoors Except to
WASHINGTON, Dec 25. Christmas day
was spent uneventfully In Washington
The weather was cloudy and raw. Most
people remained Indoors during the day,
but In the morning large numoer3 at
tended the churches, where especially
prepared programmes of Christmas music
At the White House the day was cele
brated as a family holiday. The Presi
dent remained In the house during most
of the day. In the afternoon. In com-
nany with the older two boys and a friend,
he went out for a walk. The dinner to
night was limited to the members of-the
family and R. H. Ferguson, an intimate
friend, from New York, who Is a guest
at the White House. The members of the
President's family exchanged gifts, but
there was no Christmas tree. In place
of this the 'children enjoyed the delights
of the Christmas tree at tho house of
Mrs. W. S. Cowles, Mr. Roosevelt's sis
tcr. the festivities taking place last night.
At the home of Vice-President-elect Mr.
and Mrs. Fairbanks, three of their sons
joined the family for the Christmastlde,
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Fairbanks, of Chi
cago, being detained In that city.
All of the Cabinet officers with the ex
ceptlon of Secretary Metcalf, of the De
partment of Commerce and Labor, are
passing the holiday season at their Wash-
ington homes. Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf are
at Annapolis with their son, Midshipman
Late in the day Senator Fairbanks left
Washington for Indianapolis to make a
short visit before the reconvening of Con
Generous- Sums for Clarity.
LONDON, Dec 25. Christmas day
.passed quietly throughout the United
Kingdom. The most notable feature of
the day was the large amount of .charity
distributed as the result of the generous
sums of njoney collected for this purpose
through the newspapers and other chan
ELEGTIONS WERE REGULAR.
Canadian Finance Minister Not Wor
ried Over Charges of Corruption.
NAPLES, Dec 25. W. S. Feilding, Fi
nance Minister of the Canadian Govcrn-
men, arrived hero aboard the steamship
Cretic at 6 o'clock this evening. Inter
viewed by the Associated Press concern
ing the petitions filed in the Supreme
Court against himself. Sir Frederick W.
Borden, Minister of Militia and Defense,
and other leading Liberals of Parliament
from Nova Scotia, asking that their
seats In Parliament be declared vacant
on the ground of alleged bribery com--
mitted by agents on their behalf In the
general election of November 3, Mr.
Filedlng said the reports of corruption
in the election were absolutely without
foundation and that everything was per
fectly regular in connection with the
elections which occurred three days pre
vious to his departure.
There always were some persons among
the opposition, Mr. Fielding said, who
spread cries of corruption and other sim
ilar reports, but notwithstanding all
these efforts by the opposition, tho gov
ernment was returned by a largely In
creased majority and the opposition was
hopelessly beaten. Mr. Fielding out
lined the main Issues on which the elec
tion hinged, as, first, the proposal to
build a new transcontinental line and.
second, the fiscal question. Sir Wilfrid
Laurler's fiscal policy, he said, was sup
ported by the people and meant moderate
progress In the direction of free trade,
while the policy of the oppposition fa
vored a higher protective tariff.
Mr. Fielding said that he would not be
able to be present at the opening of the
Canadian Parliament January 11. He
will remain for some days In Italy and
will then go to Vienna, whence he said
would return to Canada by way of Lon
don. MURDERED EROM AMBUSH.
Three Men Killed as They Accompany
Young Woman Home From Church.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va., Dec. 25. Spe
cial.) Luclen and Ira Lucas were shot
and Instantly killed and Octavo Adkins
was probably fatally wounded tonight
while walking home from church with
Miss Martha Wellman.
Tho party was in close proximity to a
small piece of woods when the shooting
occurred and the girl, the only one In the
party not hurt, says the shooting came
from the woodland. When the shooting
, began Ira Lucas drew a revolver from
his pocket and fired toward tho woods.
Later whon his body was found his re
volver with two empty chambers, was
still clutched in his hand.
The girl clung on to Luclen's arm until
a bullet pierced his heart and he fell
dead. She then turned back in the direc
tion of the town and ran screaming.
while the assassins, she says, fired after
her, the bullets whistling about her head.
It was pitch dark, but Luclen Lucas car
ried a lantern and this, no doubt, save
the assassins an opportunity to get a
good view of their victim, as the bullets
were well aimed..
The girl soon after reached another
party of people going home from church
and. telling them the news of the terrible
affair, became exhausted from excitement
and is now reported to be In a critical
condition. Adkins was found uncosnclous
on the roadway with a bullet through his
WILL BATTLE FOR NEW MEXICO
General Lew Wallace Will Leave Sick
Bed to Aid Toward Statehood.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Dec. 25. (Spo
claL) General Lew Wallace, who has
been 111 for months, and who Is believed
to be dying by inches. Is very indig
nant over the statehood bill, and de
dares that it Is a great outrage on
New Mexico, of which he was once Ter
ritorial Governor. He said:
"I consider it nothing short of a
criminal mistake that Congress seems
able to force New Mexico to accept
statehood with Arizona. It means that
the name 'New Mexico' is to be for
ever. lost. It means the practical dis
franchisement of the whole people of
As he warmed up to his subject, his
old vigor returned. Fire leaped into
his eye3 as he leaned forward In his
chair and raised his hand'with the lean
index finger tremblingly shaking with
pent-up emotion hi3 anger brought out
as he said:
"And this thing will never be
brought about as long as I can fight it.
I'll go back down there to those peo
pie and help them fight this battle at
OHIO IS RISING SLOWLY.
Riyermen Expect to Float Out Large
Amounts of Coal.
PITTSBURG, Dec 25. Pittsburg harbor
was a lively place today. Rlvermen, In
anticipation of a sufficient rise in the
rivers by tomorrow to take a heavy coal
shipment to Southern points, have been
busy preparing for it. Forecaster Rldg
way Is not overly sanguine, but the coal
companies, encouraged by the continued
mild weather and favorable reports from
up-river points, have had steam up all
day ( in every towboat In the harbor and
making ready for the down trip.
If the expected rise materializes it will
be the first since early In July and at
least 5,000,000 bushels of coal will be
shipped before sundown tomorrow. There
are about 15,000.000 bushels in the Pitts"
burg and Monongahela pools ready for
shipment and as fast as barges and boats
can be rushed to this point they will be
loaded and returned South.
At 10 o'clock tonight, the Ohio River
registered six feet and rising slowly at
Davis Island dam. Both the Mononga
hela and Allegheny at this hour are rising
Ex-Congressman Price Dead.
DENVER. Colo., Dec 25. H. H. Price,
Congressman from Wisconsin In 1SS7,
died in this city today. His home was
in Black River Falls, Wis. He was a son
of W. T. Price, for many years Congress
man from the Eighth Wisconsin District,
and succeeded his father to Congress.
Arrow Shows Its Paces
at Los Angeles.
ANSWERS RUDDER WELL
Good Headway Made Against
RAISED AND LOWERED AT WILL
Machine Runs Out of Fuel, and Is
Unable to Land at Starting-Place,
But Comes to the Earth
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 23. Captain
Baldwin's airship California Arrow, driven
by Roy Knabenshue, who made several
successful flights in the same machine
from the World's Fair grounds at St
Louis, was given Its first trial In Califor
nia today and was successful, with the
single exception of its failure to land at
the starting point. A landing was effected
half a mile away without damage to the
machine, and it was safely towed back
to its anchorage.
The Arrow started from Chutes Park
baseball grounds, In the southeastern part
of the city, at 3:17 P. M., sailed with the
wind northeastward 'for a distance of be
tween eight and ten miles, thence east-
ward for two miles and returned in the
face of a 12-mile gale to a point directly
above the starting place, but owing to the
supply ot gasoline running short, was
unable to effect a landing at exactly thq
desired spot. From the time the airship
arose from the Jaaseball grounds until it
was safely anchored at Pico and Stanford
streets it was in flight an hour and 13
minutes, and in that time sailed a dis
tance of orobably 20 miles.
When flying with the wind the Arrow
traveled at a speed of 20 miles an hour,
and in returning directly in the face of
the strong southeastern gale, was able
to make a rate of speed reckoned at .be
tween six and eight miles an hour. The
airship was maneuvered by Knabenshue
in every direction, responding readily tt
Its rudder, circling and turning In either
direction, sailing directly In the face of
the wind or at any angle, and rising and
dipping as the operator directed.
The Arrow rose at times to a height
of probably 3000 feet or more, with Kna
benshue regulating the height by shifting
his weight and raising or lowering tho
bow of the craft, as he desired to ascond
DETECTIVES GUARD DODGE.
Jerome Denies That He Has Pre
ferred Charges Against Lawyers.
NEW TORK, Dec 25. Charles F.
Dodge, who was brought back to this
city from Texas, Friday, to stand trial
on a charge of perjury in connection with
the Morse-Dodge divorce tangle, and who
was released on his own recognizance yes
terday at the request of District Attorney
Jerome, was guarded today by several
members of the detective staff attached
to the office of the District Attorney. He
received no visitors and did not leave hl3
hotel. His attorney, James W. Osborne,
said that whatever had been done by Mr,
Jerome In providing suitable guards for
Dodge has been wholly acquiesced in by
"I shall do nothing further in tho caso
until Mr. Jerome takes up the matter,
probably on Wednesday," said Mr. Os
borne. "I have not seen Dodge since yes
terday. I do not think he objects at all
to the guard placed over him."
It is said that there will be no move
made in the case until Dodge goes before
tho grand jury, and that he will remain
under guard until the District Attorney
no longer needs him as a witness.
District Attorney Jerome today stated
that he had not called on the Bar Asso
ciation to take action against certain
lawyers In connection with the Dodge
"I wish fo deny the statement credited
to me," said he, "that I have asked the
Bar Association since the return 'of Dodgo
to take cognizance of the manner in
which certain lawyers Interested in tho
case have conducted themselves. I put
that denial bluntly."
Mr. Osborne, speaking of the probable
action of the Bar Association, said:
"It is almost certain that the Bar As
sociation will take some steps In tho
matter, but not until Mr. Jerome ha3
completed his Investigation of the case.
I do not think it likely that the Bar As
sociation will make any move until Mr.
I Jerome is all through with the case; then
If there has been anything done amiss by
any counsel in the case the Bar Associa
tion can feel that It has the right to act
If the TJIstrict Attorney does not"
Late tonight District Attorney Jeromo
called at the hotel where Dodge is stay
ing and remained with him more than an
hour. On leaving. .Mr. Jerome declined to
make any statement.
A member of the grievance commltteo
of the Bar Association said tonight that
the Bar Association had taken no action
in" reference to any lawyers connected
'with the Dodge case. The committeeman
said the association was prepared to re
ceive a communication from the District
Attorney and meet and consult with him
if he should so request, but that he un
derstood the District Attorney had no de
sire to Interfere in the matter.
KING ALPH0NS0 ENGAGED.
Princess Marie Antoinette of Meck
lenberg His Choice.
BERLIN, Dec 2C The Lokal Anzeiger
confirms the report that the announce
ment of the engagement of King Al
phonso, of Spain, and Princess Mario
Antoinette, of Mecklenberg, can he ex
pected in February