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PEiSTDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, JLVltCJl 1001.
SI BQTKIN TRIAL
Incriminating Testimony Ad
duced Against the Fat, Fair
and Forty Defendant.
HER and her chirography
I Her paramour, Husband of One of
the Murdered Women, Admits His
Questionable Conduct and Rela
tions With Mrs. Botkin, and Is One
cf the State's Best Witnesses De
fense Scores by Proving His Gen
eral Bad Character and Poor Morals.
San Francisco, Cal., March 29.
Interest In the Botkin case is In
creasing as the trial proceeds. At 6
tils morning a great crowd or men
tad women filled the corridors lead
bs to the court room and stood In
line over four hours before the
The most Important witness this
nomine was Policeman John Sey-
Eoir, who testified that he searched
tie rooms vacated by the prisoner
son liter suspicion attached to her.
h a effort to find arsenic, or other
fcaiinatlng evidence, but failed
Visit was pointed out to him that
liter the search the seal belonging
to tie candy box sent to Dover had
tta found under the lounge, ho ad-
Bitted he had not looked under the
William Raynaud, of the CaBpcr
drr goods store, where Mrs. Botkin
purchased the handkerchiefs which
she Is accused of having sent in the
box containing poisoned candy, iden
tified the handwriting on a number
of money orders as that of the prisoner.
ARRIVED FROM GERMANY.
Will Be Tried at San Francisco for
New York, March 28. Edward T.
Masterson, wanted in San Francisco
to answer a charge of embezzlement
of $100,000 preferred by the Conti
nental Building and Loan Associa
tion, arrived from Germany this
morning on the steamer Von Moltko.
Ho was arrested at Kiel some time
Murder Also Indicated Police Noti
fied in Advance.
St. Louis, March 29. Attorney
Louts Mayor, aged 6S, once worth
$500,000, notified the lollce by let
ter this morning that he Intended to
suicide. Tho officers found Meyer
and wife dead at home. A pet at
was also killed by cyanide.
Oneida, N. Y March 29. The
Madison county democratic conven
tion met today and chose delegates
to tho stato convention at Albany.
A resolution was unanimously adopt
ed indorsing the candidacy of Judge
Parker for the presidency.
Surveyor of Customs.
Washington, March 28. The pres
ident has nominated J. J. Greenwald
of Utah,, to be surveyor of customs at
More Damaging Testimony.
San Francisco, March 29. John
Dunning was on the stand this
morning. He admitted that during
January and March, 1898, when not
at work, he spent most of his time
win Mrs. Botkin. He said he told
Botkin his wife liked candy,
and identified a number of anony
mous letters received by his wife in
infer, uel, as having. In hia opln
ion, been written by Mrs. Botkin.
Dunning Still on Stand.
San Francisco, March 29. Dun
ning was put through another grill
ing in the Botkin case this after
noon. He was recalled to the stand
at request of the defense and was
asked If he did not have a number
ot other female acquaintances in ;d
dltlon to Mrs. Botkin, especially
Mrs. Kate Corbally.
Jw Sdinl"ei1 he kne- Mrs. Cor-,
SI V'..vln8 at the same htel where
une cad BnaHmt.
w i ,-"'"""". mm once iuuk.
IL . :i Pa!aee batns ' company
Mr. """P'0 denied that
t . . I,5r wore a costume that
was not a reculatlon Whin,, cult
ui I ,nd.t00k ,,er t0 the theater
and r sited her in her rooms. He
with Z. orba"y s young son lived
wn her. but vn. . .i i .u
nii ... .." L 1,10 ume. ho ae-
.ai :ro Mr,el.all ..
tin 7 lcn t0 send Mrs. Dun
ning Lack to Dnvflr TV.I
numw ,"Z.. b:M l siraignten
-- uib accounts here.
Union County Pioneer Dies. ,
McCIure Z arch 29.-Charl9s
of u! T ?' the 0,deft Pioneers
hl. hom' dled 'at nlBht .it
TRIAL OF THE
QUESTION OF PROBATING
SEALED LETTER AS A WILL
Bryan Takes the Position That the
Letter Contained a Gift Outright,
and That Its Contents Should Not
Be Subjected to the Process of
Probating Jury Readily Selected.
New Haven, Conn., March 29.
Tho trial of the appeal of William J.
Bryan from the decision requiring
the probating of a sealed letter
giving him $50,000 of the estate of
Phllo Bennett, was begun before
Judge Gager, of tho superior court,
at 10 this morning.
Beside Bryan sat Charles Town,
Henry Newton and Harrison Hewitt,
his counsel. Mrs. Grace Bennett,
the' widow, sat among the score of
witnesses, and" there were many
The Jury waB readily selected,
when the cleric of the probate court
produced the will and sealed letter
and Identified them. Tho counsal
for Mrs. Bennett objected to the In
troductlon of a sealed letter.
Recess till 1 p. m.
CHINESE MAKING TROUBLE
AS RETALIATORY MEASURE
Gen. Ma Snubs Gen. Kuropatkin at MukdenGreat Distress
in Jewish Centers in European Russia.
New Military System Proposed for China, Admitted by St. Petersburg
to Be Modern and Effective Attempt to Blow Up a Troop Train on
the Trans-Siberian Railroad Famine In Sight In Some Russian Prov
inces Russian Securities Suffer a Decline at Home.
St. Petersburg, March 29. Reports taches and correspondents to follow
are received that Chinese, instigat- military operations,
ed by Japanese, have murdered n
Russian civil engineer and several
workmen on the railway near Chi
From Harbin comes the news that
the Chinese government In retalia
tion for the declaration of martial
law at Niu Chwang, has stopped all
vessels taking fruit from Chinese
ports to Niu Chwang on tho ground
that it is contraband.
Ma Snubbed Kuropatkin
Rome, March 29. The Agenzla
At the Japanese legation there is
no confirmation of the report from
Seoul that 50 Japanese and 100 Cos
sacks were wounded In n skirmish at
BAKER COUNTY POLITICS.
Dr. E. B. McDanlel for Representa
tive and George Jett for Assessor.
Baker City, March 29. A careful
Interview of loading democrats In
the city reveals the fact that It Is the
general opinion that Dr. E. B. Mc
Danlel will make an Ideal represen
tative In the leglslnturo from this
county, and that ho should bo nomi
nated In tho forthcoming conven
tion. If hc Is nominated It Is said that
ho can easily bo elected. It has not
yet been doveloped that Micro Is any
opposition In tho democratic rankR
to McDanlel as representative.
In Sumpter there Is but ono Idea,
McDanlel for representative and Jett
for assessor. Tho Sumpter demo
crats say they aro not looking for
honors this year and will unlto with
Baker City on nny ticket put up.
The committee meeting this nftor
noon will dccldo tho time and place
of holding tho prlmnrleH and tho
county convention and then every
body will go to work on a first-class
slate and bo propnred to put it
through when tho time comes.
Berlin, March 29. Der Tag states
that General Kuropatkin has sent
back to Russia from Hnrbln, Colo
nels Tschiscl and Monajeff, declar
ing them Incompetent.
New Military System for China,
St. Petersburg, March 29. The
czar has ordered 100 bottles of wine
Libera reports that a portion of the j from his private cellar sent to tho
Vladivostok squadron has arrived ut
Nlkolalewsk, Siberia, at the mouth
of the Amur river.
A Russian army corps has left
Harbin for Chang Chun. One of the
first nets of Gen. Kuropatkin on his
arrival at Mukden was to try to In
terview Gen. Ma, commanding the
Chinese troops. Ma refused to see
Trouble With the Jews.
Warsaw, March 29. The Moscow,
Kicff and Iver pawnshops aro crowd
ed and charitable Institutions overcrowded.
A prominent Jew named Engleu
ardt, writing to the Novestl, repudll
ates the statement that some Jews
are favorably Inclined toward Japan.
The governor of Odessa announces
a two months' sentenco for an offi
cial named Newman for Inciting a
mob against the Jews.
Port Arthur wounded
Todny's papers comment at length
on the alleged recommendation of
the director of martial customs to
the Chinese government for It to
create a trained army by levying n
universal land tax, ns in Europe.
The Novoe Vremya says tho part Is
very simple, and If China Is able to
create an army Inside of 20 or SO
months the war will last.
The financial situation In many
Russian cities is becoming alarming,
the rise in the price of food causing
Washington Experiment Station.
Walla Walla, March 29. During
the past week arrangements hnvo
been completed for tho establish
ment of n government experiment
station nt Rltzvllle, tho project to bo
under the supervision of tho United
States agricultural department, and
to be conducted In connection with
tho stnto agricultural collego nt Pullman.
Attempt to Blow Up Troop Train.
SL Petersburg, March 29. A re
port is circulated this afternoon that
an Ineffectual attempt was made to
blow up a troop train near Tatarls
Correspondents Turned Down.
1 nnrtnn Mnrnh ?9 Thp KYphancO
by telegraph from Paris, learns that I tho Japanese between Anju and
Japan has decided again to forbid :t-1 Chongju.
Russian Securities Declined.
London. March 29. Russian Im
perial fours declined half today on
Seoul reports of Russian defeat by
EDUCATOR IS COMING,
Other Improvements and Extensions
of Facilities Planned for the Near
Future: New Furniture and Oth
Equipment, and a New Location
Made Necessary by Present Bust
ness and Prospects.
President's Brothcr-in-Law is
Not Accused of Being an
THE INQUIRY WILL BE
DROPPED AT THIS POINT.
Incident Illustrates Difficulty of
Maneuvering Complicated Battle
ships Question of Authority Be
tween Secretary of Interior and
the Statutes Relating to the Diet
rich Impeachment Case the Ques
tion Is One of Procedure Code.
CHINAMEN IN LAW SUIT.
i taZ . " e'V with cancer of
tockman ,,i ""'Knier, Packer and
the far. ,Z ?Vwlth c
a numw "nlch ne " Buffered
old tlm of. He was an
throughout if. . ?'a8 wel1 known
"snout the Inland Empire.
argents havl 'K6 Jlaeedonlan In-
rebemav.0u..docId?d not to raise
' 'or the ZnPrlne- Tno dolay
Wwers a ,UI?8e .. f Giving the
Proposed reforms. y carry out
ni.i. Chlcaoo Rraln
97M!Ei My wheat
Pened 9o ' 08cd 95! Pld July
ed &' lSed M5 new Ju y
Dnles the Report.
elvsj the nan-, 29,CardlnaI
" denies "Sf? 60CT0nr of
Elot Valnst t?rcport that a
h ben .. the Pope's lf0
ft no nTered- Th"'e
ATTACKS THE GOVERNMENT.
Partisan Fight Between Liberals and
London. March 29. In the house
of commons Campbell, of Banner-
man, the new liberal leader, attack
ed tho government for lack or cone
slon, and declining to resign, though
It Is obvious tho ministry no longer
remained in the confidence of he
country. Pw;mler Balfour defended
tho government, saying it would not
resign so long as It retained thecon-Science-
of the house of commons,
Sacramento, March 29. There nro
showers throughout the vancy to
day and rain in the mountains. Tho
river Is at 24.3 and rising slowly.
The tributaries are rising fost. Tho
threatened leveo break of yesterday
has been made safe.
Got Two Years.
Baker City. March 29. WHliam
Schull, who robbed tho Palmer Jew
elry store of about $200 worth of
knives and razors, two wuckb uro,
was sentenced to two years ln the
penitentiary by Judge fcakln, last
General Markets Full of Montana
Cattle and Are Dull.
J. fi. ixinercan has returned from
a trip to Idaho, where he has been
uuying came ior iuo ' ...mw
Comnanv. of Seattle. wane awuj-
ho has also been through Montana,
whero he has bought a largo num
ber of otock for tho Seattle urm.
Thr. mnrkfit. according to Mr, Lon-
organ, is very dull, and has been
filled with Montana cattle. He is
not, therefore looking for cattle in
this part of the country, though he
would nlnlf nn a. few if they wero
of an extra choice grade. The prices
that nro quoted are tne sarao mm
hnvn liopn tn nffpet for somo time,
and there Is no immediate prospect
Mr. Lonergan Is looking lor a
sheop, and will send them i nut
housn in n nhnrr time, after which
ho will again tako tho road for a
trip through the interior ui u
Peculiar Oath Taking by the Wit
nesses In the Case.
Tho civil case of Ah Quo, Geo
Gaw. Hawk Can and Yeo Chow (do
ing business under the firm name of
Wuh Ylng Chung,) against Ung See
Chow, was tried In tlie court or Jus
tice of the Peace Fitz Gerald this
afternoon. The case Is ono in whl.'h
the plnintiffH seek to recover $100.05
alleged to be duo for goods render
ed and money loaned. James A. Fee
Is attorney for the plaintiff, and
Charles Carter for the defendant.
The case has been on the docket
for somo time, but the Chinamen
could not got things Just right for
the trial until today, when the case
was set and tried. The witnesses
were all sworn in the Chinese fash
Ion. Each side furnished chickens
which were entrusted to the care of
Deputy Sheriff J. A Maljloy nn
as eacli witness .n. ... .-
out in tho back yard to where Joo
was holding tho sack, borrowed one
Hank. The amount of tho check was
$1S and with this money tho profes
sor and his wife went to La Orando.
The check was cashed at tho Ex
change saloon, nnd when present id
at the bank was declared to bo
worthless. Tho officers wero noti
fied and the man was located at tho
Iji Grande hotel. Sheriff Taylor loft
this morning and will return with his
prisoner this evening.
Le Conte Is nn accomplished musi
cian and appeared once in this cHy
at a Presbyterian musloale given
some time ago. He Is a French do
scent and Is supK)sed to bo of noble
BEAR CREEK UP.
High Water Making Trouble In Pllo
Word comes that Bear creek 1h on
n ramnaee as tho result of the rains,
Thomas Edwards, who lias a largo
place on tho creek near Pilot Rock
spent most of lust night in remov
ing things to a place of safely, onu
of the chickens and cut Its iiaa on. )arfie Jart o Mlf I))aco )g ml,or
Ho then returneu 10 iu u , ., i water,
and presumably told the iro n oui
tho cose as Me unnersiuuu
A Bloodbound Oath.
Thic a,-i nt Kacriflclng the chick
on possesses the same solemnity to a
a the tak nK of an
ththoAmeHcan. By this shed-
ding of tho bloon oi ui
Chinaman stands bouna ui
r," . ,ui i his test mony, and
i ,i.,.i,t fhnt iieriunr can be
told by the appearance of tho blood
of the slain fowl.
Many of tho Chinamen who have
been born ln this country do not
oiiw trnnw- the history m u.v.
or what it in fact represents, but
they are all of the belief that to vio
late it Is to stand in tho disfavor f
LE CONTE IN TROUBLE.
Pianist, Collected Cash on a Suppos
edly Forged Check.
D,rccni ITnnrv La Conte, who
has been in this city for somo time
looking for a class in music, is now
In the hands of the city marshal at
t - n.on.in i.oinir held until Sherirr
u. -- .- , , .1,..
Taylor can bring turn duck iu
city on a charge of forgery.
Lo Conto left town the other day
after n stay of some days, and be
fore leaving trlod to pawn somo of
hut was unablo to do
nn th! dav of his departure ho
passed a chock indorsed by hlms 'If
anu some oiuer puoic, um. jin,tu. -Ing
to bo drawn by a man named
Ferris on tuo i'euaioion bviub
J. A. Owens, another ranchman n
that vicinity, was unablo to get ou
of his houso this morning when ho
awoke. During tho night tho creek
had risen around Ills dwelling until
it was on a little Island in tho mid
die of the torrent.
It Is not thought that tho water
yet high enough to more than wash
off the lower corners of a fow alfalfa
fields, but should It rlso to a much
greater height it will cause much
FITTING UP THE NEW BANK.
Will Be Done In Time to Handle This
W. O. Thompson, of Lowiston, is
In the city on a business visit. Mr,
Thompson will be tho cashier of tho
new bank which Is soon to bo start'
ed in tho Judd building, and is hero
to award tho contracts for fitting up
tho bank's rooms. It is intimated
that It will cost about $5,000 to fur
nish the bank, counting ln tho vault.
uiiu iuib win wku ui iuai a uiuiuu.
It will be nearly two months before
tho doors of the bank open for buB
The plans for tho arrangoment of
tho bank will reach the city this
evening and tho contracts will be
awarded soon, so that the work can
bo started and the business opened
as early as possible.
At best a hero ouly lives in der
minds of der people, und der people
change dalr minds efery day.
Professor E. M. Churchill,
North Ynklmn, will arrive In l'e
dleton in a few days, and will lie
associated with Professor E. Kay
Jones In the Modern School of Com
It Is the intention of the imimtgo
nient to branch out In the near f
turo. Tho school will bo moved
a more prominent locution In tho
city, and a great deal of Improve'
ment will bo put Into It in llio wn
of cnulnmontH and furnishings,
Now office and bunking furniture
will ho Installed, new typewiltln
machines will he bought, new desk
and, In fuel, nearly everything will
lie renewed nnd repaired.
Negotiations nro being curried o
for a location near tho center
town, which will bo fixed up perma
nently as a homo for tno .college, an
It will thou bn placed on a sound uu
Professor Churchill Ih n man o
liluli educution. and has hcen con
nected with business colleges for
number of years. For the past yonr
he ins been In Norm Ynkinia anu
was formerly from Mlnnesotn, whuro
he held u responsible position In
largo business college.
Moyer Still a Prisoner.
Tollurldo. Col., March 29 Prosl
Hon of Miners, Is still a prisoner In
Jail. No effort Is being made to n3
cure bondsmen. Attorney Murphy,
of Denver, arrived last night to do
fend Moyer. Ho wns Immediately
waited upon by a number of men
and warned to leave tho district.
Murphy appealed to (loneri-.l Bell for
protection and is now uHcortud by u
squad of soldiers.
Flvo deported unionists who at
tempted to return to Tollurldo, wero
arrested by tho military at Oplilr
Iop and thrown into tno lumpen.
Heavy Railroad Loans,
Now York. March 29. It Is cur
rently stated that two loans of $5
000,000 and $7,000,000, havo boon
mode by well known railroad mag
nates, tho collateral for which Is
Union Pacific stock. Tho purposo :s
CLOSING LENTEN 8ERVICE8.
Catholic Church Will Hold Special
Lenten Services on Thursday, Frl
day and Saturday.
Sncclal services commemorating
the close of tho Lenten season will
bo held at tho Catholic church on
Thursday. Friday and Saturday.
Special services will bo neia, uo-
i? nnlnir at 8 a. in. on Tliursaay in
commemoration of Holy Thursday,
the day preceding tho crucifixion of
tho Savior; tho Passion of tho Savior
will bo celobratod on FTiday, begin
ning at 8 a. m., and on Saturday the
service of blessing tho Pascal Can
dles and tho Easter water will begin
at 7 a. m,, and high mass will be
celobratod .at 8 a. m. AH the serv
ices will be conducted by Father Van
der Velden, of this parish.
Washington, March 29, Tho sec
retary of tho navy today approved
the recommendation of tho court ot
Inquiry In the matter of tho recent
collision of tho battleship Illinois
and Missouri, nnd theru will bo no
The court finds Hint Captain Brad
ford, of the Illinois, acted with
consummate seamanship, but doos
not find that Captain Cowles, thn
president's lirothur-ttt-lnw, displayed
the proper slgnalH to avoid a collis
ion. In view of the fact, however,
that the Missouri Is n now ship and.
her officers nnd crew wore unaccus
tomed to her meclinnlsm, tho court
and Ail in I ml Dewey recommended no
Question of Jurisdiction.
Washington, March 29. Tho sec
retary of the Interior Informed the
sonatu today In reply to a recent
resolution of Inquiry Into his reason
for a pension order. Tho secrotnry
holds Ills order wnn clearly within
exeeutlvu authority nnd In conform
ity with tho existing law and tho
methods heretofore prevailing.
In tho house today tho service
pension order prompted Bourko
Cocliinu, iloniocrnt of Now York, to
Introduce a resolution directing tho
coiiimllteu ou Judiciary to report on
tho secretary's authority to lasuo an
Relating to Impeachment Cases.
Washington, March 29. Hoar,
chairman of the Judlclnry, has re
cured unanimous consuut of tho sen
ate to nil during the sessions,
Jt has under consideration tho
Dietrich case and a resolution :!
reeling It to report whether the sun
ato can try liiipoiiehinont proceed
ings In the same maniior as the Eng
lish house of lords, nnd a bill pro
hibiting tho sale between status and
territories, or shipment tu or from
n foreign country of snlmon fish ri
tended for food was taken up.
Hold-up Artist Caught,
linker City. March 29. W. J. Pow
ers, uceused of holding up the
Wright roHtuurunt In this city lust
week, has been nrrested in Reno,
Nov., and Sheriff Drown will bring
him buck this wook to stnnd trial.
Diphtheria at La Grande,
m Grande. March 29. Tho C-year-
old son of E. L. Hckley, editor of tho
Iji (Iriindu Chronic o, has a severo
case or diphtheria, and the homo Is
St. Iritis. March 29. Sonntor Bur-
Ion appeared in court this morning,
but was instructed to report Wed
nesday for sontence.
Truce During Rushing of Ammuni
tion to the Front,
Thn nraniro war la Still grumbling,
but tho shots aro fow nnd far be
tween for tho reason that tho am
munition bus all bean used up and
liMuilllllos aro Hiisnendoil until mora
arrives from tho arsenals at Port
in, i nnn rlrm has ordered 1C0
cases at a figure which will muko It
possible for tho management to sell
at 10 cents for Just as long as tho
firm wishes to handle tho fruit, and
as long as tho people want tho
,.nU nihnr houses havo also got
lurgo shipments on tho rond, and In
day or so mo city win uo uni u
a man mltould onoinles Is der same
relation to dls earth as a cbplly-UsU
is der ocean,
Drunk and Drowned.
Berlin, March 29, deneral
Lettow Porboclc, tbo well
known military writer, while
rldlug on a towpath near Old
enburg today, fell into tho ca
nal and was drowned. Ho was
under Influence of liquor,