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tf1 VOLUME 20 ALHUQUEKQUE, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY EVENING. JANUARY 25. 1900. NUMBER 30 STMTEEOOD RECEIVES ITY AX MMJOR SUFFERING WAS MOST INTENSE Account of Wreck of Va lencia Makes Heart Grow Sick. WAS HOPELESS FROM FIRST Heavy Sea, Fierce Wind, and Blinding Fog Prevented Escape or Rescue. BOATS WRECKED WHEN LOWERED Seattle, Wash., Jan. 25. A epecial representative of the Post-Intelligen-cer wired from Port Arthur, at 3:30 this morning, that the rescue ship, City of Topeka, picked up a life raft et 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, six nUlea from Cape Beade, with eighteen survivors of the Valencia on board. The condition of the men was piti able. They were half frozen and practically unconscious from exposure. A terrible sea was running when tfhe raft was sighted. The men on the frail raf: battled with a pair of oars to reach the Topeka, which owing to the dangerous coast, could not run closer to theni. When within a half mile from the raft, a boat was lowered and a line made fast to the raft. At last they succeeded In bringing the raft to the steamer's side. The sight of the poor creatures brought tears to the eyes of the sailors. Several were unconscious and were retained on the raft solely by the bodies of the other men, who were closely pack ed. Time and again great seas swept over them. The work of rescuing them was dan gerous tnd several were swept Into the sea while the raft was lashed to the steamer's side. Finally all were lifted aboard except one man, who was swept away in sight of rescue. The survivors tell a terrible story of the wreck. When they left the Va lencia, there were about ninety peo ple still aboard, most of them cling ing to the rigging. Men, women and children were being swept away by every aea. They said another raft had 'left the steamer before they left, and the Topeka is now searching for Description Given. O. Willets, one of the men rescued from the raft, tells the following story of the wreck: "The hlp Btruck at 12:07 on Tuesday morning, January T6. I was on uock at the lime, smok ing and was looking at my watch when the crash came. In an instant all was excitement. The vessel slid off the reef and struck again. The command to back her was given and she went astern at full Bpeed, but It was too late. The waves and the wind swept the vessel ashore. The order was given to get out the boats, but the boats were smashed like egg shells as quick as they struck the wateiv Then the lee boats were tried. One of them, filled' with passengers, Including lour women, fell as it was being lowered from the davits, break lug to pieces. Then an attempt was made to get a life line ashore hut this was unsuccessful. "By Wednesday morning the ship was rapidly going to pieces and had sunk to about the level of the hurri cane deck. In the morning another sad calamity occurred. About fifteen persons, among them two women, had taken refuge in the fore topmast. Suddenly it tottered and fell with its burden into the sea. 1 don't think a single one was saved. When the To peka at last appeared, few cared to take the risk of trying to reach her, but eighteen of us started with only one pair of oars. We fought like de mons against the elements until res cued." Willets express-' the belief that the Valencia is now a complete wreck, and that none of those who remained on board have been saved. Said More Were Saved. At the local ofllces of the Pacific Coast company, operating the wrecked steamer Valencia, the staement was given out this morning that informa tion has been received from the wreck that a life boat and raft which liad beon unaccounted for, had got ten safely away from the wreck. On the raft wore Unlit women, it is slated, while no one knows how many were in the life boat. ANARCHISTS ARRESTED HAVE DAMAGING LETTERS. ' Mouougahela, Pa., Jan. 20. Con- Mailt iue Levi u.ud IVtro Foracika, al- : leged riecrutaries of an anarchistic ' organization, the headquarters of; which were raided Tuesday, and the' president and a number of the band captured together wait a mass of 111-i trature threatening the life of the governois of Tennessee and Ohio, and other pioiuiueut lat-n of the United , States, were arrested today in a min ing shaft near West Klizabeth, Pewi. ' Many Incriminating letters ami a number of ievo,vcrs were futind. I AGED BUT PROMINENT CITIZEN IS DEAD. Butte, Mont, Jan. 25. Gen. John S. Harris, a long time and prominent resident of this state, died today, aged 81. He was surveyor general of the territory under Arthurs administra tion. He ,-civod sis United States sen- ! ator from Louisiana, IKii'.t to 187.!. He also ha.l len prominent in other' states. j FOURTEEN KILLED IN j COAL MINE EXPLOSION. I'orteau, IT., .Ian. 25 Fourteen I lives were ! in an explosion yes-j Jerttay in the, WiKcvil'.e mine, caused j by fire damn. Three bodies have been. resrued. but t is :mpcMble to enter the mine to ..at-mpt the rescue of other bodies, because of gas. OLD GUARD GIVES ITS ANNUAL BALL Most Famous Military Organ ization in the Entire Country. INCLUDE MILITARY PARADE Held in Madison Square Garden to Raise Funds For the Armory. New York, Jan. 25. The Old Guard of New York, the most famous mili tary organization in the country, wM hold its annual ball in Madison Square Garden this evening, and It promises to be even more brilliant than any previous ball of that organization. The balls of the Old Guard have the repu ta.ton of being the most brilliant so cial and military functions held in this country. This time, it Is said, all previous records will be surpassed. The governors of New York. Massa chusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio have accepted invitations and are ex pected to attend, accompanied by their staffs, in full uniform. General Fred D. Grant, Hear Admiral Coghlan, and Mayor McClellan, and many other dis tinguished persons w lilbe present. One of the most interesting features of the ball will be the military parade, which will begin o nthe stroke of mid night, and pass In review before Gen eral Grant and the other Invited of ficers of the army and militia. De tachments of every regiment of the National Guard, companies of the An cient and Honorable Artillery of lios ton, the Worsecter Continentals, the Albany Burgesses Corps, the Provi dence Light Infantry Corps, the Fusil eer Veteran Association and National Landers of Huston, tlrst and second companies of the Governor's Foot Guard of Connecticut; the City Thoop of Philadelphia; a company of the First Regiment of Minute Men of Washington, V. C; United Train of Artillery of Bristol, R. I., the Putnam Phulanx of Connecticut, and the First and Second Corps of Massachusetts Cadets, will take part in the parade. The proceeds from the sale of boxes go to the building fund fir a new armory. GENERAL JOE WHEELER IS SINKING RAPIDLY. New York, Jan. 23. Dr. McCorkle called Dr. Joiiu A. Iugmore into con sultation In General Wheeler's case last night, and the two physicians re mained with the patient all night. When Dr. Longmore left the sick man's chamber this morning he said that Wheeler's life was hanging by a thread. Shortly after 10 o'clock, Dr. Mc Corkle said: ''General Wheeler has one chance in twenty of recovery. His condition Is very low and his strength is lcing kepi up on stimu lants, but nevertheless he has a light ing chance." Geneial Wheeler was very low and sinking rapidly shortly before 2 p. m. unlay. OLD BANK FAILS AT ! SAN LUIS OBISPO. San I.uis Obispo, fa!.. Jan. 25. The Hank ! Sun l.uis Obispo, the oldest institution of tlie kind in the city,) closed its doors this morning by order of b" M.k eoTnr.'.TssIuners. THE STEW RED MAN 1 SEE AMERICA AND THEN GO ABROAD Convention Meets at Salt Lake With a Peculiar Purpose. FIRST OF KIND EVER HELD Jo Induce Home Travel Before Tour of the European Countries. Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 25. The "See America First" Convention which convened here today, In response to a call sent out by the Commercial Club of this city, is the first one of Us kind ever 'held in this country. If the plans of the promoters of the movement are realized, this convention will mean the first step toward diverting a large part of the traveling in this country toward the west and thus greatly ben efit this part of the country. About one hundred and fifty dele gates, representing every one of the western states and territories, were in attendance, when the convention was opened, and considerable enthusiasm was displayed by the delegates. Among the delegates are many prom inent merchants and manufacturers of t!ie various western states, who are greatly Interested In the movement. The object of the movement Is to attract the travelling public of this country to the west, which. In the opinion of friends of tho movement, offers some highly attractive and in teresting features. It Is not yet de cided by what means the convention will try to accomplish Its ends, but It is probable that it will favor the starting of local and state booms throughout the west, the arranging of excursions to the various states and to particularly Interesting points, the advertising of the Important features of interest in each one of the western states, etc. The state governments and the western railroads will be ask ed for their supoprt of the movement, which would be of enormous benefit to the entire west. BREAKS TRIUMPHANTLY INTO THE SMART SET Washington, D. C. an. 25. Mrs. Perry 'iJelmont of Now York, determ ined to overcome the reserve with which she lias been treated hitherto by the ultra "cmart set" of the na tional capital, has taken heroic meas ures to break in'n the xcluiive cir cles and win mi;ui1:i r!ty, and, Judging from the large number of prominent people who have accepted invitations to the brilliant mtisicale which she has arranged fortius evening, she has succeed! d, and cstaM slie.l a heeure footing. Her w ai;h !!n''!-il her to rial.,- h.-r arr.itmeiii.-ut-. resrardleis of expense. Judging from her preparations tho niuslcalp !'! r r..- i.f 'li inost bril liant Midal affairs of ii" winter. She WINTER MANEUVERS BY ATLANTIC FLEET 4 Will Not be Publicly Diseased Lest Some Foreign Countries SHOULD GET ON TO PLAN Will Include Practice on Shore and Camping By the Marines. Washington, D. C, Jan. 25. It has been decided to have a search prob lem for the whips comprising the At lantic fleet during the winter man euvers In southern waters. The Ques tion of thus employing the vessels of Rear Admiral Kvans' command has been thoroughly dlHCusned by the Naval General Hoard, and It was at one time thought that this peculiar exercise would be omitted this year, principally because the shortage In coal required restrictions in the move ments of t'he vessels and would com pel them to remain more in one local ity. Instead of spending a week In ex ercises involving considerable man euvering and constant change of base. The details of the search problem will net be discussed publicly, since they take the form of frustrating the ap proach of an enemy, and publicity of the exercise might disdo-e important j naval plana which It would be desir able to keep from foreigners. The search problem will bp worked out by the battleships and torpedo boats, and will probably take place near Guan-. tanamo, whlt'her the vessels are to proceed after five days or working' on the search problem. While the ships are at Guantanitnio there will be target practice with small arms, and much work on shore, much of it on the lines Indicated by the presi dent as necessary for th better train ing of the enlisted forces of the n'avy, by which they will bee j'lie acquainted with the camp outfits and the means oi taxing care of themselves away from thtlr ships. Spelter. St. Louis, Mo., Jan. lower, at 16.25. 2:. Spelter, has engaged Caruso, the famous tenor, Mme. Karnes Story of tho Metropoli tan Opera company, aad the violin celloist, Gerardy, and they will make the trip from New York to Washing ton and back in a special train en jgned f(,r their special use. Anions , those who will be pro.-"it at the mus 'ale will be Miss Alien Roosevelt, C ongressman Nicholas I.onsworth and i his mother; Secretary and Mrs. Tatt, i Mrs. I.. Z. Ixuterfi and nearly the i members cf t'he dlplon i'ic corps. Sup i Per will be served bv N-w York CHter- ts and the floral d j -"n brought from t "all n which the on I be given has been t-. 1 wn.i.... rations have south. The ainment will J rmt-3 Into a palms and , ""iJ" Hi rnrotil liv m i lowering tropical plants. - - ..V ' J p. ' PEOPLE EXCITED OVER EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS OUT WEST The Tremors, Terrorizing the Merchants and People Generally, Felt From Gallup to Seligman. BUILDINGS SWAYED FROM THEIR FOUNDATIONS Glassware and Other Goods Shaken From Shelves, People Fled in Terror to the Streets and Remained Out Doors Until Shocks Had Disappeared. Special to Ths Evening Citiiec. Gallup, N. M Jan. 25 At exactly 1:35 o'clock this afternoon a slight earthquake chock was felt In Gallup, but no damaae was done. Th neonle of the town were much excited. , SHOOK BUILDINGS. I Special to The Evening Citizen. Gallup, N. M.. Jan. 25. Quits a sharp earthquake occurred here at 1:27 p. m. It shook building and broke window glasses. At Fort Defiance and St. Michaels. Ariz., buildings received a atrona shaking, but no damage was done. People ran out of their house, fear ing a continuation of the shock. MORE FROM GALLUP. Special to The Evening Citizen. GallUD. N. M Jan. 25 An rth. quake of about one minute's duration passed nere at 1:34 this afternoon. Tho shock was very distinct and It seemed to be traveling from west to east Buildings shook, desks and ta bles were moved about. th lama pendulum of the clock at the depot was stopped, and several people were seen to flee 'from their houses In fright. At Winslow. Ariz.. th ahock wii felt very distinctly at 1:33, and a mlrt. ute or two before, Bellemont, Ariz., re ported that the shock there was ao se vere that It cracked the Ice on the pond. No injuries or serious damage has been reported, though the tremors were noticeable to the engineers and train crews en route. j PEOPLE EXCITEDAT HOLBROOK. Special to The Evening Citizen. ' Holbrook, Ariz., Jan. 25. An earth quake shock sufficiently strong to rock the walls of bulldinge, occurred here at 1:33 o'clock this afternoon. People rushed from the buildings to the streets, but no real damage was done. The shock lasted but naif a minute. HOUCK ALSO TREMBLED. Special to The Evening Citizen. Houck, Ariz., Jan. 25. At about 1:30 o'clock this afternoon an earthquake shock was felt at Houck. There was quite heavy rocking of the houses In general. No damage has been heard of, but the few people of this town are much excited'. MERCHANTS FEARFUL AT LIAMS. WIL- Special to The Evening Citizen. Williams, Ariz., Jan. 25. At 1:36 p. m. today a very perceptible earth quake shock was felt here, causing the buildings to tremble, and shaking glasses and bottles from shelves. The duration was about three seconds, and seemed to extend from west to east. Great excitement prevailed among the merchants and shoppers, as goods, OBSERVING BIRTH OF GREAT PEASANT POET Washington, D. C, Jan. 25. Scotch-, eien 1 M 1 uumiuui. iuct weim it re cele brating the one hundred and forty- sevnMi anniversary of Robert Burns,! their greatest poet. Few men Have ; wiui " M li lasting fame aud few are . t:. ar the hearts of the people, as j lltii !,.-, whose immortal songs are sung I a ii. I I.H'.-d by the "people today as they ' i r.. H n innri'ii ami more years ao. i ne i a t'uuiuait i niu, an organiza-1 lion ceinposed of Scotch-Americans livit.i mi this city, will follow its long es:a!ili.-hed custom and celebrate the in. i: .ory of Iltirns by a banuuet this ev.nlng. Many prominent Scotch- ai Ani.iiians will be present at the ban-! q'l.'t and s vera! Interesting addresses on Ii i run. his life and works, are on the ; rog.rat'1 for the evening. Minister Chief 6peaker. (Vim:.!. Mich., Jan. 25. The Score :ni:e,i of this city will celebrate ! 1,,,'Mttv of Robert Burns wnth a j I, , h:,i...i.' under the auspices of the -i ' A li i I l' W U l' 1.1 . I "CI HI M .111 lieaton el ('!.!' one of the most j ministers in this (!:, ini'iMn 1 ri' "ti-!i ministers in this COtltil ! V. 111 li'' t he principal speaker. The It.'V. Ii Stalker will also deliver i 1 ! --. Tin' Calumet aud . I iifnibh the music. W I Wear Kilts. i . jun. M.i utter tne or the birth of Koheit liurns this evc-n-iliinis Anniversary Aa-j lng, by a number of entertainments nt. riaiuinent In honor and banquet. Ullnplt'.'.i s.iciat :oi: at etc., became disturbed on shelves and tables, which caused them to rush excitedly Into the street in awe of the fearful feeling. FLAGSTAFF 8HOOK VIOLENTLY. Special to The Evening Citizen. Flagstaff. Ariz.. Jan. PS A 1-ao o'clock this afternoon a distinct earth, quake shock was felt here, and for a minute or two the people were much excited, many running out of their houses Into the streets, fearing the buildings would fall upon them. The shock was so strong that buildings trembled as If a powerful explosion had occurred; ahelf goods tumbled to the floor, and other evidences of the shock are seen all over the city. MORE FROM FLAG8TAFF. Special to The Evenlnn Citizen. Flagstaff, Ariz., Jan. 25 At 1:37 p. m. today the severest earthquake shock of years was witnessed here. Buildings rattled for more than half a minute, and It seemed that they would certainly fall. Bottles and other goods on the shelves In business houses fell to the floor. The brick chimney en tlie Santa Fe section house was shaken down and pieces of plaster fell from the celling of the hospital. Every one rushed out of the buildings and con gregated In the streets In great fear. The ' force seemed to come from north to south, with a great quiver, but did no material damage. The hock was felt from Gallup to Sellg- "ail. SELIGMAN GOT A TASTE. Special to The Evening Citizen. Seligman, Ariz., Jan. 25 This sf ternoon, thl town, mostly of railway employes, got a good taste of a genu ine earthquake shockwhlch was felt at about 1:39. The depot and other buildings trembled perceptibly, and those who were In the company's reading room ran out of the building terror-stricken. Men who risk their lives In the cab of their engines, or traveling over box cars on the moun tain division of the Santa Fe, without any fear whatever, showed great anx iety for their llva uhH en.- was shaken by an earthquake this af ternoon. ASH FORK DID NOT ESCAPE. Special to The Evening Citizen. Ash Fork, Ariz., Jan. 25 This town was treated to a genuine earthquake mis afternoon at about 1:38, and at this hour, 3 o'clock, the people have not yet calmed down from their excitement and fear that other shocks are to follow. Glassware and other goods rattled from the shelves, and several houses are reported to have cracked almost in twain. A number of people fled from their homes, and men, women and children are hud dled together in the cold outside. The sensation experienced cannot be told In this dispatch. of the birthday anniversary of Robert Burns, tho great Scottish noet. will lie'1 given here this evening. It will take' the fnrni of a Unrnirt -irh i....,- estlng program of addresses and mus- leal numbers. The members or the organization will, cn that occasion I appear In kilts, wearing the sporrans' I dirks and ckean dims the raps and. piatds and breeches, which their fath irs used in wear Follow His Example. vmeenng. . va., Jan. -The New Jersev Takes Part Trenton, N. J.. Jan 25. The Tren- ? lon Caledonian 'club' whiek ... . (.l,Ilt, rKanl!U.,,, ,,as arranged for a 0,.,ebratlon ln honor of Robert Burns' hirihibtv VUH;it. aioaori ka ...i ,,,., of thft club H,.t' oast. ,..., , i,anf...t ,llt.nt K)1.ak.rs w, aellvc-r addresses. Chicago Follows Suit. Chicago, III., Jan. 23. The Scotch men of this city will celebrate the one hudred and forty-seventh anniversary scotch Thistle Societl, composed of 1 ui,uu lue laclB ln Scotch-Americans living in this city ?a8e 'ore 'ruItlfMe up to noon today, will, as cu.tomarv. celebrate the an ""' 1 UU in pro- nlversary of he birth of Robert Burn, f, J0 uy a banquet ttt the Windsor Hotel. ,""T ,,-'.. ' ,2"" " .."1 An interest ng program has been nre- .i, i . , , , ' w U.,...i v k a uttn l,re i them by Commissioner Garfield and majority grew muoUarger Statehood Bill Swept the (louse By (94 to 150. OPPOSITIONIST HEART Polled Fifteen Less Votes Than Yesterday, Organ ization Two More. STROM ARGUMENTS PRESENTED a. Sound the loud Smbll, 1M ACCOUNT OF HOW . THE THING WAS DONE. Washington, n n T. . only twenty membe In tho aVi he house at 11 o'clock today took Us special order on statehood T debate Is to run until 3 o'clock a vote on the bill will be S& a2 opmen't VT D the ot me nourishing west will oblect n eaPsrterclaa,tl0n 3 ty. A brief speech in opposition -T. wade by Lloyd, of ArkaSSSTJK 7 deba.te shifted to the other sidV.2 his point, cole, of Ohio? was to substituting bills tor h2S Em .ni8 ,peech ln 'ortttI "Hi, and then aaM thi Jl?vbu he wouI1 recoaot-. Hepburn conapMaa . . BeSEH,r He,pburn that tho people of Iowa rejected statehood, and when she acceptod It. k was by the ,a're8t.m.aJorlty: four times The terr? ory of Maine refused to come Into u6 0a,' nd her fl"J acceptance was barely carried. Should th peo Pie of the territories now In quesUoa "e.,8?lnst coming m. they shoald not be dragged in. Upon the assertion that 98 per cent of the people of Arlaona opposed b- w2 kg Vtat-e wlth New Mexico, Webb, of North Caroi.'un, Used his gument against the bill. WHO MADE SOME OF o , , THE LEADING) TALKS. Special r& The Evening Citizen Washington, D. C, Jan. 25. Mon dell, of Wyoming, Adams, of Wiscon sin, and Towns nt v.i. i the principal speakers against the joint statehood bill. They were fol lowed by Lloyd of Missouri, and Moon of Pennsylvania, Keppler,. of Mla Bouri, republican, defended New Mex ico. Hamilton, of Michigan, and Brick, of Indiana, closed the debate for the bill. Smith, r Arizona, made a strong speech against Jointure, which at tracted marked attention. Speaker Cannon . paid ' to Delegate Andrews a higher compliment than to any other man on either side. An drews has Introduced bills for the set tlement of land claims in certain states and territories, and a pension bill fur Christopher Buchanan. STANDARD OIL VET DEFIES THE COURTS Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 25. Frank Rockefeller refused to appear before Attorney Uenoral iladley and testify today in the hearing In connection with tho slate of Missouri against the Standard Oil company. A deputy sheriff served the subpoena upon Rockefeller last evening. This morn lug the deputy reiortd that Rocke- ieuer nad replied: "I won't appear. 'ii"iot appear and there is uu use al,,ut ll- They may send me ' J;'il lf Ihey want to." No servlcA ilrt ol,,ain,"l n John Teagle, W. K. Jl"1'1, W" ow0- or H. T. McCue. L"owe ls of tn Navarre OH company Bn1 Mc('ue the Republic company, 881,1 to bw BUUHl(Ii'lry to the Staudard. PACKERS STILL UN WHIPPED OF JUSTICE. Chicago, Jan. 25. The efforts of the lawyers ln the packers' case to reach such promise lf made, would not have nau any "earing on the case. The "er waa declined by the government lawyers. GREAT GRANDFATHER COULD NOT 8AVE HIM. Washington, Jau. 25. Stephen De catur, great grandson of Commodoru Decatur, of the first class, L'ulted States naval academy, was today dis missed from iho academy by Secretary Bonaparte, iu conformity with the sen tence of the court martial In his case on the charge of encouraging hazing. ft. Loula Wool. St. I ouis, Mo., Jan. 25. Wool mar ket steady and unchanged.