The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, December 25, 1904, Image 3

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Dodge Makes Startling Confes
sion in Dodge-Morse Divorce
and Perjury Case.
Millionaire Hurries From Cali
fornia to Bedside of Spouse
in London.
Leading Financiers Implicated
Are Making Frantic Efforts
to Silence Him.
(.special lllapatch by Leaaed Wire to The Journal)
Now York, Dec. 24. Charles F. Dodge,
former husband of the wife of Charles
W. Morse, the bunker, after making a
complete and startling confeaalon In
volving a prominent member of the
Tammany hall, a foremost leader of the
New York bar and several other wealthy
New. Yorkers, waa arraigned in secret
, today before Justice Cowing In general
session and releasel on his own recog
nizance. The confession of Dodge, who
reached this city on Friday evening on
the steamship Lampasas, under heavy
guard, after having been extradited
. from Texas on a charge of perjury In
connection with the famous divorce
tangle, will result In arrests that will
startle the country.
' Immediately after his release today
Dodge was spirited away by stats offi
cers who feared that an attempt would
be made by powerful financial interests
to kidnap him In order to prevent his
making an exposure of the amazing di
vorce scandal in the open court.
Former Assistant District Attorney
James W. Osborne, the new counsel for
Dodge, said after the arraignment:
"Dodge will be the guest of the state
for some time. He will be a moat im
portant witness against a number of
very prominent persons. Heretofor.,he
.has not had counsel of his own; he has
About the criminal courts building it
waa reported that warrants would be is
sued Immediately for the arrest of the
"prominent persons" mentioned.
Very prominent men implicated by
Dodge In Ms confession are making fran
tic efforts to get Dodge to silence him.
One of these men Is high In the councils
of Tammany hull, and one held a high
office Ifi the gift of the people. Another
Is one of the beat known lawyers In the
As a prelude to the remarkable devel
opments attending Dodge's return It was
learned from the detectives on his ar
rival that la desperation at the prospect
Of bis being tried for his part in the
gigantic divorce plea, he sought to end
his troubles by trying to leap overboard
while the Urapaiaa was still In the gulf
of Mexico. Dodge, who made his con
fesslon during an all night submission
to i he third degree at police headquar
ters, is under guard of at least eight
officers. Including United States deputy
marshals, detectives and others whose
mysterious Interest in the scandal have
not yet become public.
Forerunners of the Coming Ex
position Hit toe City.
People Should Take Warning and
Patronize Reliable and Estab
- lished Institutions.
Streak of Bad Luck Culminates
in Wife Being Thrown From
Her Horse.
Former Lady In Waiting Make
Remarkable Disclosures
Concerning Court.
Empress Is Seriously Embar
rassed by Lack of Linen
for Imperial Bed.
(By Malcolm Clark.)
(Copyright, Rtarat News Service, by Leaaed
Wire to Ttaa Journal.)
Berlin, Dec. 24. The kaiser Is furious
at and all Germany la discussing the
remarkable disclosures concerning the
private affairs of the Imperial family
made by a former lady in waiting to the
empress In a Paris paper.
To be true, the things told of are of a
nature to exasperate even the meekest,
and the kaiser is said to have ordered
Ills ambassador at Paris to use all means
nt his disposal to Induce the editor of
the paper to stop publishing his moat
Intimate secret!".
It has always been the conviction of
the kaiser that while all his official
nets belonged to the public, and might
even be criticised to a certain extent by
the press, his home life concerned no
body but himself and the members of the
family, and through the articles in the
French paper Oermans are learning much
concerning their Imperial master which
they have never known before.
Kalaer Short of Cash.
The most exasperating thing told by
the Indiscreet woman, who had better
never try to put foot on German soil
agnln. Is probably that the kaiser la
always short of cash; thst In spite of
the millions which he receives aa king
of Prussia and German emperor money
Is often lacking sven for the most nec
essary household expenses
A story is told of how the empress
who. as everybody knows, is sn ideal
housewife upon discovering that the
shelves In her linen closets were with
out paper, ordered onto of her maids to
send for some paper to cover the shelves,
The meld obeyed and ordered a few
marks' worth of paper, only to be dis
charged a few days later by ths offi
cial who holds the privy purse and who
declared that there was absolutely no
money on hand to pay the petty bill.
Household Xooaomles.
It Is also told that the imperial house
hold linen is far from sufficient, and
that the empress is often seriously em
its r rasa ed by lack of sheets for the Im
perial beds, which ths kaiser dsmands
inu- ' be changed every day. She has
for years been changing only one sneet
Instead of both.
One msy Imagine how the kaiser must
feel humiliated now that his subjects
are told" by a person who evidently
knows whst she Is talking about that he
Is short of night attire and clean sheets.
And the srtlcles continue and keep
,verbody guessing ss to what will be
told neat.
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Special DUpatrh to The Journal. I
Endlcott, Wash.. Dec. 24. The officera
of the Bank of Endlcott hate presented
lir I). B. Henry with a very handsome
shotgun snd leather esse In recognition
of his services In frightening away the
men who were attempting to burglarise
the bank a few .-eks sgo.
Oregon Is Aeatlned 'To continued no
toriety, of one kind or another.
(Special JUspatrb by Leased Wire to The Journal)
8ah Bernardino. Cal., Dec. 24. Mil
llonalre F. J. Mackay, who has been in
San Bernardino for a week. Is now on a
race with death acroas the continent and
the Atlantic ocean to London to reach
-the bedside of his dying wife. Mr
Mackay la a man of determination and
nerve and the friends he Met In this
city are betting that he will not miss a
connection In his carefully arranged
plans to reach London before the death
of his wife.
. Troubles never come singly, even for
millionaires, and they have been coming
in cycles for this man or money.
To begin with, Express Messenger
Roberts was killed In the car adjoining
the horse car on the Santa. Pe overland
Jarvls and Schwlndler. two of his faith
ful employes who were on the csr were
arrested at San Pranolsoo under the
suspicion that they knew something of
the murder. J I
The prisoners were brought south and
were Immediately foiowed by Mackay,
who abandoned his racing entries and
spent a week In watching the progress
of the Investigation against his men
and furnishing money for their defense
Scarcely were they discharged by the
grand jury when a cablegram v
handed to Mackay which brought the
news that his wife had been thrown
from a horse at their country place In
England and was -near death.
Without comment. Mackay at once
sought the time tables and without de
lay set out for England. He Is speed
Inn east ward over the Southern Pacific
and Rock Island.
At Chicago he figures he will have one
minute working time to change from one
train to another, a fast express to the
Atlantic seaboard. If perchance he
should miss this train there will be no
thing for him to do but secure a special
to land him at the docks In New York
In time to board an Atlantic steamer.
Mrs. Mackay, the stricken woman. Is
well known In Chicago society, aa she
lived in the city by the lake for years
With her hsuband she had gone to Eng
land to spend a season, and her husband
had seen her comfortably settled in a
leased country place when he left for a
brief racing tour In the United States
Prom the meager news given in the
cablegram It Is gleaned tnst Mrs
Mackay's skull Is fractured from the
fall from the horse. '
Successful Invasion of Father
land by American Mission
aries Creates Row.
Stronghold Is Superior to Port
Arthur and Practically
(By Malcolm Clark.)
(Copyright, Hearst News Service, by Leaaed
Wire to The Journal.)
Berlin, Dec. 24. The. kaiser, who Is
very much interested in events In the
far east, and who Is kept Informed on all
events of the war, and especially of the
progress of the siege of Port Arthur,
some time ago asked his military ex
perts to hand In an opinion based upon
the experiences at the Russian strong
hold as to the chances of successfully
defending Kiel, the great German naval
base, against a supposed enemy possess
ing a navy the siie and strength of that
of Great Britain.
Kiel Impregnable.
The experts all agree that Kiel is Im
pregnable. To have reported otherwise
would have been to Incur the displeasure
of the kaiser. The experts say thst
the German port ta In every way su
perior to Port Arthur, which has failed
to offer a safe refuge to the Russian
men of war, principally because the
forts were built too close to the harbor,
the average distance being only about
three kilometers, while modern naval
guns have an effective range of from
eight to 10 kilometers.
At Kiel the forts are built at a dis
tance of nearly 12 kilometers from the
navy yard and anchorage of the war
ships so that the navy would be per
fectly safe until these forts had been
destroyed, a thing which It is deemed
will never happen.
The German uergy Is up In arms
against American Adventlst mission
aries who are holding revival meetings
n all parts of Germany and gaining
proselytes by the hundred. In mnny
places there have been clashes between
these converts an the school authori
ties because the Adventtsts refuse to let
their children attend school on Saturday
aa required by the law.
The minuter for education has been
appealed to, and It is expected that the
government will order that the children
must be brought to school on Saturday,
even If It becomes necesssry to use
force. It la also under consideration to
banish the American missionaries from
Germany, aa waa done with the Mor
mons, unless they promise to stop ad
vising German subjects to break German
(special Maps tea ta Tee Journal.)
Butte, Mont., Dec. 24. The Jury In the
case of Jerry Slattery. charged with the
murder of Patrick Mahoney. has failed
to agree on a verdict after being out
more than 40 hours, and thla afternoon
was discharged by Judge McClernan.
The Jury waa divided six to six, but
whether Tn a first degree of murder or
manslaughter could not be determined,
the Jurors refusing to talk.
Slattery Is a well-known sporting man.
Mahoney wss a bartender snd wss shot
to death aa ths result of a saloon qusr-rat.
During the coming Lewis snd Clark
exposition many traveling spectacle
venders will visit Portland to locate
temporarily until the fair Is over. Some
of these fakers are already In the city
distributing their booklets and photo
graphs broadcast over the city.
Only yesterday a poor, pathetic little
old woman, who looked like a wisp of
last year's hay, and made a miserable
living by sewing, called on a well-known
concern for advice In regard to. her
eyes. She sat in their office and wept
with disappointment while she told how
she had paid $26 but a few days ago to
ons of these fakers for a pair of glasses
she wss unable to see with
"I will not tell you this man's name,"
said she, "but I saw his photograph and
advertisement several times and I
thought I would give him a trial and
see if he could help my eyes. He said
he waa an 'eastern specialist' and was
equipped with all the latest Instruments
for fitting glasses. After testing my
eyes he said that my left eye had com
pletely 'dried up' and that I was surely
going blind. The way he explained my
case to the 'head doctor frightened me
and I paid him $25 for a pair of glasses
I could have bought anywhere else for
16.50. When I went back to have the
glasses exchanged, he wanted $10 more
and I knew then that I had been duped
It la not to be wondered at that these
quacks should go to small, out-of-the-way
towna and reap a rich harvest In a
few weeks, but when a concern follow
lng fakers' methods can exist for several
months in a big city it looks very much
aa If there was a large number of people
who prefer to be swindled.
Of course, these spectacle venders wll
"guarantee" their glasses to be the best
that's made, but after they have gone of
what value Is the guarantee? Where
will you find the man who Is to make It
good? He has departed with your
money, leaving you a pair of cheap.
ready-made glasses and a supply of vat
uable experience. But don't give him
the chance. Consult a concern of estab
lished reputation that you know la here
to stay. Among the reliable and per
manent Institutions In the city la the
Oregon Optical Co., located at 172 Fourth
Street, In the T. M C A. Building. Their
practice Is the largest In the city and atl
transactions are guaranteed. Mr. R. A.
Thompeoh, who personally examines
every case, hss had over 17 years ex
perience In fitting glasses, and you may
depend upon an honest opinion every
time. Hours 11:30 to (. Closed Sundays.
Phone Hood 7.
A Mason Cot Ten Thousand Dol
lars From Deputy Syveton for
Betraying His Order.
Royal Family Shares None of the
Burdens of the War in the
Far East.
Nan Patterson Now More Calm
and Resigned to Observe
Holiday in Tombs.
y sfarouls De Oastellane.)
(ebprrigat. Hearst Nawa Service, by Leaaed
Wire to The Journal.)
Paris, Dec. 24. The means by which
"Le Figaro" and other papers secured
the Important slps of paper upon which
members of Masonic lodges In France
had Informed the next minister of war
of the character and the political and the
religious opinions of officers In the
French army was for some time a mys
tery. The secret, however, Is now out.
A Mason sold "the documents to "1st
Figaro," and Deputy Syveton, he - who
struck the minister of war In the face
in open parliament, bought the papers.
At first Bldegaln, the Mason In ques
tion, tried to get sf most extravagant
price for his merchandise (20.000 or
not a document would he supply. Syve
ton offered this sum and negotiations
were going) on for three months before
the parties came to an agreement on a
basis of $10,000. For that sum Bldegaln
handed over evidence almost sufficient
to wreck' the ministry, It not ths repub
lic It was deemed cheap at the price.
But Syveton saw that, despite the
revelations obtained by means of theae
documents, the ministry would by some
means or other hang on to power, and
It was because of this that he was In
duced to commit what was. It must be
confessed, an act of brutality. He
had a desperate hope that he might ob
tain by violence what he had been unable
to do by a very skillful strategy. What
might have been the result had M. Syve
ton lived, there Is no knowing, but he
Is dead, mysteriously, and for the pres
ent it Is not decided who shall con
tinue the fight.
Grand Ducal Scandal.
It was expected that the Russian
grand duke would, despite the war. man
age to maintain their reputations for
creating scandals. Perhaps the greatest
scandal of all Is that not one of all the
grand dukes is at this moment fighting
In Manchuria by the side of the common
people. The sort of moral sense (J may
say In paaslng) which would compel the
leaders of other races to share the bur
den of a war like the present cannot
be taught.
If one la not born with It, one never
gets It.
A few days since the Grand Duke
Alexis, uncle of the cxar and grand ad
miral of Russia, went to Michael theatre
When he entered the royal box one or
two among the audience more venture
some than the rest cried out:
"Give us back our ships."
As the sdmlral could not give them
back their ships, he beat a hurried re
treat, .
C Kristmas!
3SO Washington Stmt
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Spokane, Wash.
Seattle, Wash.
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Oakland. Cal.
Itooktra, OaJ.
Mr. Bacon Seeks a Reason of the
Dense Vapor Hanging
Over London.
Hope That She Would Be Given
Freedom Dashed by Dis
trict Attorney.
(Special Dispatch I y Leased Wire to The Journal)
New York, Dec. 24. Nan Patterson
will be retried for the murder of Caesar
Young. She will not be allowed to go
free by the district attorney, aa was at
first expected beaauee of the disagree
ment of the Jury. She heard this crusti
ng news today while she was In her cell
bemoaning her fate because she would
have to spend her Christmas in prison
Instead of with her mother in Washington.
Ho to the very last minute the girl
had hoped that District Attorney Jerome
would give her aa a Christmas girt ner
liberty, and when this hope was dashed
to the ground she threw herself on her
cot In a paroxism of grief.
Today she received hundreds or letters
and telegrams from sympathetic friends
who had hoped that Bhe would be free by
this time. One telegram read: "Your
friends know you are Innocent and wish
you the happiest Christmas that is pos
slide for one to have behind prison
She read this, and the tears begun to
flow anew. Letter after setter fHled
with sympathetic words and each one
seemed only to affect her more deeply.
and from her mother there was a long
letter which she read a dosen times.
Her hopes had been raised earlier In
the day by the Information that a prom
inent business man In the city was
ready to furnish ball in any amount
Her counsel began an Investigation of
this offer to see If it waa made In good
faith, and It was found that trie man
was really willing to put up the bond.
The district attorney was then asked
If he. In the event of Levy and linger,
counsel for Nan Patterson, accepting
the offer, he would consent to have the
girl released. He replied: "No. I shall
go into court and fight against any ef
fort that la made to give a bond. We
want her to stay In the tombs until her
case Is finally disposed of.
Lawyer Levy declared that this un
doubtedly meant a new trial and that he
waa already making preparations for it
He Is making every effort to get In com
munication with Ida Blake, the tele
phone girl who was at the St. Paul hotel
the day before the shooting of Young
In the cab on West street.
"We were unable," he said, "to get her
for the first trial, and she will be prac
tically our most Importsnt witness when
the case comes up again. Through her
we will show that there could have been
no premeditation and that Miss Patter
son was done with Young."
Ambassador Choate Defines Re
lations Existing Between Eng
land and America.
Countries Stand Together for
Righteousness Among Na
tions of the Earth.
Planes and Piano-Players are called
Beiaaee tkey have Ike moat natural touch, aad
- the construction I.
rnr aale oalj at
E. U. Wills' Musk House
Ths hosts of the
SHO Aider at.
(By Lady Henry Somerset. )
(Copyright, Hearst News Berries, by Leased
Wire to The Journal.)
London, Dec. 24. At the great banquet
organised by the American society In
London In celebration of Thankaglvlng
day American Ambassador Choate made
an extremely happy speech. He said
that on Thanksgiving day Americans
must claim the turkey as their national
bird, and that on the Fourth of July
they would revert to the American eagle
and let him scream as best he could.
He said that the election of Roosevelt
had brought about an era of good feel
ing between America and England such
as haa not been since the days of James
Monroe, the man of the doctrine. Some
people found a difficulty In understand
lng what that doctrine was.
To Choate it was simple enough; It
was the plain end simple doctrine of
"hands off, under which peace between
the two hemispheres for the last SO
years bad been preserved, he said. He
told a little diplomatic Incident which
had recently given him great pleasure.
He said to Lord Lansdowne the other
"Are you ready to enter into a treaty
of arbitration with the United .states'
and Lord Landsdowne replied: "Why
It goes without saying that we are," and
Choate went on: "Many things go with
out saying between the United States
and Great Britain. It goes without say
lng that on both sides we are determined
to avoid all possible csuse of offense
that might raise any question that ran
not be settled by arbitration, and It
goea without saying that aa long as
these two great English speaking na
tlons stand together In support of all
that makes for righteousness. Justice
and peace among nations, the peace of
the world will be preserved.
"It seems to me that we must not
limit Thanksgiving day any longer to
the continent of America; but rather we.
In England, too. must celebrate that
same festival, only our thanksgiving
will be for the peace of the English
speaking world.
Experiments Show That Elec
trical Energy Clears the Air
in a Few Moments.
(By Lady Henry Somerset.)
(Copyright, Hearst Nawa Service, by Leaaed
Wire to The Journal.)
London. Dec 24. Mr. Bacon haa late
ly made a Journey In a balloon In order
tu ascertain the reason for the London
fog. He certainly had a most admirable
year In which to experiment, for we have
been living in darkness for some weeks.
A beautiful sight like ocean waves Is.
ww are told, the upper surface of a Lon
don fog, but, however delightful It may
appear, from a balloon, those who have
to dwell beneath Its black and yellow
hue lose all its picturesque properties.
The result of Bacon's Journeys Is thst
he hss discovered that the tall factory
chimney la not so much the cause of ths
trouble as the multiplied domestic
smoke. It Is said that the fog costs
London from 12,000.000 to 6.000,000
every year, in fact, a single fog may cost
f 100,000.
But perhaps the most crushing con
demnation of the fog ;s to be found
In the museum, at Edinburgh, where
three lungs are preserved. One Is white.
another la quite black, and the third Is
dirty gray. The white one. we" are told,
belonga to an Esquimaux, who had
breathed the pure air of the Arctic; the
black lung was the property of a coal
miner, and the gray belonged to a fel
low - cttlsen who had breathed the fog
tainted air of this great London.
Sir Oliver Lodge has come forward
with a practical suggestion as to the
possibility of removing this deadly en
emy of our metropolis. He has made
an experiment from the roof of the Bir
mingham university, where he erected
Rasmussen & Co.
IS. E. Cor. Second and Taylor
Wish You a
Merry Christmas and a Happy
"777771 New Year
Sash and
The Pendleton Savings Bank was organised In ISO. since 1224
Its affairs have been directed by lta present management. In 1224 the
bank had a capital of 260.000 and no surplus. Since that date It hag
paid semi-annual dividends of 4 percent, the balance of earnings being
carried to surplus. At the present time the capital la 2100.000. and
surplus and undivided profits 2100,000.
The subjoined statement of deposits on dstes named ahows not
only the growth of this bank's business, but fairly reflects the pros
perity that has attended Pendleton during the period named:
"""'December 21, 1224 .. 74,(88
December 21. 1826 128.11
December 21, 12 122.074
December 21, 187 272,222
December 21, 128 414,738
December 21. 12 612.280
December 31. 100 660.726
December 21. 1 no l 702.44
December 21. 1203 , 7(6.201
December 31.' 103..... (17.211.01
November 1. 104 1.063.729.(7
The officers of this bank are: W. J. Furnish, president; 3. M.
Teal, vice-president; T. J. Morris, cashier, and J. W. Msloney. assist
ant cashier.
an electrics! machine, terminating In a
number of fine points of wire, separated
as widely as possible. The arrangement
much resembles s station ror wireless
telegraphy. The electrical energy was
poured out into the surrounding fog.
with the result that the space was ab
solutely cleared In a few momenta.
(Copyright, Hearst News Service, by Leaaed
Wlra to The Joarsal. )
London. Dec. 34. Recent statistics of
alcoholism In Prance are Instructive and
give ample proof that the active cam
paign which has been Inaugurated Is
fully Justified.
out of 170,000 cases of tuberculosis.
130.000 sre due to alcoholism, while
every year (0.000 persons become par
tially or Incurably Insane from the
same nsuse. Drink was the cause of E2,
ooo crimes and offenses, and 1,769 sui
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This has been the busiest holiday season
that this store has experienced. You have
made it so, which fact we appreciate.
Next week we will begin a Clearance Sale
of odds and ends. There are many beautiful
pieces that we do not care to carry over.
Our buyers go east next week in search of
1905 goods. They will visit every furniture
district of the east and middle West and pur
chase the newest and best in the furniture line.
We will tell you more about this in the near