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lie Tupelo Journal Published Weekly. TUPELO, : : : : : MISSISSIPPI. Man-Developer. The struggle to get away from pov erty has been a great man developer. Had every human being been born with a silver spoon In his mouth—had there been no necessity put upon him to work—the race would still be in its Infancy. Had everybody in this coun try been born wealthy, ours would be one of the dark ages, says Owen Swett Marsden, in Success Magazine. The vast resources of our land would still be undeveloped, the gold would still be in the mines, and our great cities would still be in the forest and the quarry. Civilization owes more to the perpetual struggle of man to get away from poverty than to anything else. It is not poverty itself, but me effort to get away from it, that makes the man. We are so constituted that we make our greatest efforts and do our best work while struggling to attain that which the heart longs for. It is practically impossible for most people to make their utmost exertions with out imperative necessity for it. It is the constant necessity to improve his condition that has urged man onward and developed the stamina and sterling character of the whole race. A youth born and bred in the midst of luxury, who has always leaned upon others, who has never been obliged to fight his way up to his own loaf, and who has been coddled from his infancy, rarely develops great stamina or staying pow er. He is like the weak sapling in the forest compared with the giant oak which has fought every inch of its way up from the acorn by struggling with storms and tempests. Power is the re sult of force overcome. The giant is made strong in wrestling with diffi culties. It is impossible for one who does not have to struggle and to light obstacles to develop fiber or stamina. "To live without trial is to die but half a man.” Strength of character is a thing which must be wrung out of obstacles overcome. Japanese in Texas. Mr. Akioki, a Japanese of distinction, Is in this country seeking information as to the climate and resources of Tex as, where it is proposed to found a col ony of his countrymen. He will short ly bring over 3Q0 families, who will settle on a solid tract of 10,000 acres in Bee county. They will undertake tea farming and silk culture. The mul berry tree grows everywhere in the region to a great size. San Antonio is the nearest town to the proposed colony and the expectation is that the newcomers will make good citizens and intermarry and coalesce with their Texas neighbors. Mr. Akioki says that if the first colony is a success he will buy another tract on which he has an option, and in this there are 100,000 acres, enough to make homes for 3,000 families. There is a small colony of Japanese now in Bee county. They have devoted themselves to raising tea and this year sold their products with a good profit. A free population, ambitious to get the benefit of its own labor and enter prise, is the making of any country. With freedom will come more general education and a great upraise in Mex ican life will result. By way of con-* trast. remarks the San Francisco Call, Mexico and Sweden and Norway offer an interesting study. Mexico, with peonage and restricted education, has a wonderful and rich variety of nat ural resources. Sweden and Norway, with a cold and rather sterile country, have individual freedom, and are the only countries in the world in which every grown man can read and write. Therefore the Scandinavians have pros perity, good homes and a general and splendid civilization, while Mexico, with friendly climate and great nat ural resources, lags behind. But the signs' of advancement are many and encouraging, and there is every reason for taking a cheerful view of the future of our sister republic. The announcement that the Pennsyl vania Railway company is preparing to do away with steam engines and to use electric motors exclusively throughout its extensive system, pre sages the end of the age of steam and the coming triumph of electricity. The statement may seem startling at first, but as a matter of fact the railroads have been experimenting with electric engines for some time, and their eventual use was a fore gone conclusion. Not only in the matter of speed but in every other respect electricity has the advantage over steam as a motive power. A carpenter returned from Panama states that a lunch there t^sts $5. Be fore forming a final opinion on the sub ject inquirers would like to see the complete order. A lunch has been known" to reach that figure in all parts of the world. Edward De Mille Campbell, profes sor of chemical engineering and an alytical chemistry in the University of Michigan, is totally blind, yet in his line he is considered one of the best authorities in the country. When the United States transport Buford entered San Francisco bay, recently, one of the first to board her was Major Gen. Shatter. He went out to meet his Japanese housekeep er, Miss Masase, who has ruled the Shatter house for 20 years. She had been visiting fter home in Japan. A wireless telegraph operator in Porto Rico a few days ago caught a message passing between New York and Boston. Even now the marvels of electricity ap pear to be In the first chapter. FROM EXPOSURE ANDJXHAUSTIOli NINE VALENCIA SURVIVORS IN DEPLORABLE STATE. THEY ARE UNABLE TO STAND Are At the Telegraph Hut At Dar ling River, Where They Must Remain I'ntll Succor Reaches Them. • Victoria, B. C., Jan. 26.—The nine survivors of the Valencia, who are at Darling River, telegraph hut, are re ported at Baumfleld to be In a deplora ble condition, so overcome by expos ure and exhaustion that they are un able to stand, much less to make their way along the trail to the nearest place of shelter. One has a sprained ankle, the others are without boots and exhausted, several with their feet raw and bleeding from walking to Darling River over the rocks. Messrs. Logan and Daykin, the for mer a lineman and the latter a son of the lightkeeper at Carmanah, report having reached the scene of the wreck from Cloo-Ose, and say they have found the bodies of a woman and a child, neither identified. Saw Three Meu Oa Shore. Victoria, B. C., Jan. 26—The whal ing steamer Orion arrived at Bamfield creek station from the scene of the wreck, and reported as having seen three men on shore, where they had a firo lighted, about a mile and a half west of the wreck, and it was thought these men were survivors as yet un accounted for. The Valencia lay sub merged, with only a portion of a mast sticking out of the water. RESCUED FROM A UIFE RAFT. Twenty o* the Valencia’s People Picked Up By the City of Topeka. Seattle, Wash., Jan. 26.—Twenty men, unconscious and half dead from ex posure, were rescued from a life raft at one o’clock Wednesday afternoon by the steamer City of Topeka six miles off Cape Beale. They are supposed to be the last survivors of the wreck of the Valencia off Vancouver island, and the list of dead is now believed to number 119 men, women and children. The condition of the 20 men on the raft was pitiable. They had set out from the sinking Valencia Wednesday morning, leaving about ninety persons still clinging in the rigging, but be ing swept, one by one, into the sea by the mountainous waves. When the res cue steamer arrived there was no one visible on the wreck. The Raft Sighted. The men were half-frozen and un- ' conscious from exposure. The raft was sighted about 12 o'clock, but owing to the thick weather it was supposed to be nothing but a log. At last, by the aid of a powerful glass, its true nature was determined. A terrible sea was running. One minute the raft was poised on top of a wave and the next , it would be lost from view in the gully Formed by the mountainous breakers. When the r3ft was within a half mile of the Topeka, a boat was lowered in charge of Second Mate Burke, which, , with much difficulty,succeeded in mak- ! ipg fast a line to the raft. The specta- ' tors on the Topeka watched the strug gling of the gallant seamen breathless ly. One minute they were high in the 1 air and the next lost to sight. At last they succeeded in bringing the raft to the side of the steamer. A Pitiable Sight. The sight of the poor creatures on : the raft brought tears to the eyes of the sailors on the vessel. In the stern of the raft sat an old man. His snow- i white hair and pallid features were j creased and torn by the flying spray, but the instinct of life was strong in , him. and he held to his place. Three j others were lying in a senseless heap i in the rear, washed by every swell, and retained solely by the bodies of the , other men, who were closely packed. < The work of rescuing them -was dan- , gerous. The men were too exhausted to even tie a rope about themselves. j The City of Topeka searched the sea for another raft which had set out from the Valencia earlier in the day, car- i rying eight women, but no trace of it could be found. It is supposed to have 1 lounaerea The survivors say that the doomed ' passengers and members of the crew met their fate like men. The captain was a hero throughout the hours of suffering, making no effort to escape from the ship, but aiding others where ever he could. Three More Survivor*. Victoria, B. C., Jan. 26.—The steam- i er Shamrock arrived at Toquart, near Ucleulet, at 1:40 p. m. Thursday with three survivors of the steamer Valen cia, F. Hancock, chief cook; Max Stan lar, fireman, and George Long, fire man, who were picked up at Turret island on Barclay sound by Charlie i Ross, an Indian policeman of Alberni. Another survivor is still on the island, but is lost in the busnes. Convicted of Larceny. New York, Jan. 26.—C. Augustus Seton, who has been on trial before Recorder Goff, charged with the lar ceny of $6,800 from the Houston, Gal veston & Interurban Railroad Co. of Texas, in floating about $3,000,000 worth of bonds, was convicted and remanded to await sentence. ConSrmed By the Senate. Washington, Jan. 26.—The Senate, in executive session, confirmed the nomination of Luke E. Wright, of Tennessee, to be United States am bassador to Japan. Ttvo Cent Fare Bill Paaacd. Columbus, O., Jan. 26.—The senate, by unanimous vote, passed the Rath bun two-cent fare bill. Railway men expressed indignation that the bill was reported and passed without a hearing being accorded to the railroad inter ests. Died la Los Anirelea. Freeport, 111., Jan. 26.—Charles L. Currier, for years prominent in insur ance circles in Chicago and the west, died, Thursday, at Los Angeles, Cal., aged 75 years. 6EN.JOSEPH WHEELER DEAD THE OLD VETERAN OF TWO WARS HAS PASSED AWAY. He Won Fame «■ • Cavalry Leader la tile Confederate Army and In the War With S»aln. New York, Jan. 26.—Gen. Joseph Wheeler, the famous confederate cav alry leader and a brigadier general of the United States army since the war with Spain, died at 5:35 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sterling Smith, in Brooklyn. The veteran of two wars was 69 years of age, but In spite of his age, there jras hope until Wednesday of his recovery from the attack of. pneu monia which caused his death. Gen. Wheeler was taken ill six days ago at his sister’s home, where he has been living recently. He contracted a severe cold, which developed into pleurisy and pneumonia. From the first his age told against him, but the family did not give up hope until Wednesday mght, when the disease was found to have affected both lungs. Gen. Wheeler’s immediate relatives were all with him. The family were summoned to the bedside of the pa tient at midnight, when the doctors in consultation concluded that the end was but a matter of hours. The gen eral was then awake and conscious and his mind was apparently active. He seemed to know that death was ap proaching and, though too weak to speak, he succeeded in giving signs of recognition and encouragement to hiB children. Later the general sank into a peace ful slumber, and at the request of the doctors the family quietly withdrew from the bedside. He lingered until Thursday evening and passed away quietly. STATEHOOD BILL PASSED According to Its Provisions There Will Be Two \ew States, Known as Oklahoma and Arizona. Washington, Jan. 2G.—The house passed the statehood bill,according to schedule, Thursday. The republican ppposition to the measure spent its ?ntire force Wednesday, and no effort vas made to defeat the bill on its Inal passage, but 33 of the “insur gents” voting "against the measure, rhe bill passed by the vote of 194 to L50. The debate which preceded this rote began at 11 o'clock and was prac ically featureles# so far as any hopo vas entertained of changing the meas lre in the slightest degree. The bill is passed provides that Oklahoma and he Indian territory shall constitute me state under the name “Oklaho na,” and that Arizona and New Mex co shall constitute one state under he name "Arizona.” Should the erms of admission be ratified by the ■esidents of the territories in question, .heir respective state constitutions nust contain clauses prohibiting the ?ale of intoxicating liquors and plural narriages. The constitution of Arizona must prohibit the sale of liquor to Indians orever and that of Oklahoma for 21 rears. EARTHQUAKE IN ARIZONA rhe Knrth Trembled In Arizona nnd \ew Mexico When the State hood Bill Paswcd. Flagstaff, Ariz., Jan. 2G.—At 1:33 p. n. Thursday the people of this city vere thrown into a panic by a terrific shock of earthquake that threw down jhimneys, cracked walls of buildings ind shook the plastering from ceilings. Many persons in the city experi mced a feeling of seasickness, so peat was the rocking motion of the sarth. Advices from neighboring towns in licate that Flagstaff was near the :enter of disturbance. The vibrations lontinued for about thirty seconds. A second shock was felt at G:3G p. n. and a third at 7:32 p. m., but these vere much lighter than the first. The shocks were left as far south as Jallup, N. M. N ERE UNABLE TO AGREE riie Question of Immunity In the Case of the Cliicnso Packers Must Go to the Jury. Chicago, Jan. 26.—Counsel for the ndicted meat packers and the gov jrnment were unable to agree on a statement of facts concerning the ac tons of the commissioner of corpora tions, James H. Garfield, while inves igating the beef industry, and it was lecided that the trial before Judge Humphrey and a jury in his court should be again taken up, when wit lesses will be called and the questions )f fact concerning Mr. Garfield’s ac tions as to whether they can be con strued as giving immunity will be ad iuced by testimony. Midshipman Decatur Dismissed* Washington, Jan. 26.—Secretary of he Navy Bonaparte Thursday an rounced the dismissal from the naval academy of Stephen Decatur, Jr., of Mew Hampshire, convicted by court nartial of countenancing hazing. He is a descendant of Commodore Decatur. Surprise For George Ade. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 26.—Friends t)f George Ade, supposed to be on his way to Europe, are arranging a surprise when he returns, in the shape of nomi nation for congress in the Tenth dis trict. Died In Soldiers’ Home. Leavenworth, Kas., Jan. 26.—Colla McCrea, a noted character in the Kan sas territorial days, is dead at the sol liere’ home at Lansing, which institu tion he entered in 1899. He came to Kansas from Vermont in 1854. A Crasy Man’s Deed. Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 26.—At Smith station, William Smith, while suffering from an attack of dementia, shot and killed his brother. He then conveyed the corpse home on his shoulder, and :hrew it down in front of his mother. ILL LEFT ABOARD HIVE PERISHED THE STEAMER VALENCIA RENT BY WIND AND WAVES. NOT A LIVING SOUL LEFT What Hop® There Hlsht Have Been Dissipated By the Continuance of the Storm That Sent Her to Her Doom. Seattle.. Wash., Jan. 25.—The steam er Valencia, wrecked on the coast of Vancouver i3land, was pounded to pieces by the waves and wind and all on board perished. The death list will number 140, ono third of them being women and chil dren. The rescue steamers Queen and Sal vor, with the tug Czar, reached the scene of the wreck Wednesday fore noon. Not a living soul was apparent ly left on the vessel, which was a shape less hulk, rapidly breaking to pieces. Huge waves swept over the wreck constantly, and It would have been im possible for a person to have remained on board. It Is supposed that the passengers left on the vessel were swept off dur ing the night, and the story of the suf fering may never be told. The entire list of passengers, with the exception of the 15 who reached the shore Tuesday, were swept from the deck to drown or be dashed to pieces against the rocks. When the vessel struck such a hole was knocked in her that she sunk un til the main deck was awash. The pas sengers gathered on the upper deck, where they struggled to retain their During the night the wind blew a gale of 60 miles an hour. The waves increased in height, and dashed entire ly over the vessel, sweeping men, women and children overboard. AVhen the rescuers reached the scene Wednesday morning they were too late, and there was no sign of life on the Valencia which was rapidly giving way to the continued onslaughts of the waves. AVithin a few hours, if the storm con tinues, not a vestige of the boat will be left intact. Story of the Wreck. The Valencia sailed from San Fran cisco on her second trip to Victoria, re placing the recently disabled steamer City of Puebla, at 11 a. m. on Satur day. This was the only clear day, and from Saturday evening Capt. Johnson and his officers had to navigate by dead reckoning. Nearing the entrance to the straits the weather was very thick, and the officers thought they were in the vicinity of the Umatilla Reef lightship near Cape Flattery, which has a good fog signal on board. Having made no observations, and unable to make out their position in the thick weather, prevailing sound ings were taken, showing 30 fathoms. Immediately after the men with the lead lines reported 30 fathoms of wa ter the steamer struck heavily against some reefs off shore with a shock that awoke all on board. The steamer did not run up on the reef, and was immediately backed away. As she went into deep water she began to fill, the impact with the rock having greatly damaged the steamer. The engineers signaled to the bridge that water was pouring up over the engine-room plates, and they and the firemen were driven on deck, but before they were driven out, in answer to excited jingles from the bridge, they gave what speed was pos sible, and Capt. Johnson turned the vessel again toward the beach. The only possible chance to save any of those on board was to put the vessel ashore again, with the hope, scant though it was, of landing those on board on the rocky coast. Before she struck again on the rocks, the engineers, firemen and all below had been driven above by the inrush of water, and the seas soon began to roll over the main deck. Water was over the deck when the boats were be ing lowered, the lights being extin guished by the flooding of the engine room before the work was commenced. 1UC 1UOO Ui UiU new HUV/U vuv^ boats were lowered. Two boats filled with women and children were swept against the side of the steamer, smashed and completely wrecked, all those in the boats being swept into the sea and drowned. Conflicting Storlea. Seattle, Wash., Jan. 25.—The latest news from the wreck of the Valencia Is conflicting and discouraging. A re port from the steamship Queen that 25 passengers were clinging to the ves sel’s rigging with no possible chance of saving them, is followed by the story that the wreck has gone to pieces. The Queen was at the outer dock at Vic toria when the first dispatch was sent. As only 15 survivors have been heard from so far, it is probable that the loss of life will reach the estimate of 140 sent out late Wednesday afternoon. Notorioua Mexican Killed. Sanderson,' Tex., Jan. 25.—Mariano Garcia, a notorious Mexican, who had given the United States government authorities along this part of the Rio Grande border much trouble, was found dead on the Mexican side of the river below here. He had been shot. Found Dead la the Ruins. Norfolk, Va., Jan. 25.—The body of Jacob Jacobs was found in the ruins of the burned cotton compress. It is now believed that the damage will not ex ceed $100,000, which is covered by in surance. Girl Killed Over Dove Affair. Lawton, Okla., Jan. 25.—Miss Ray Guymon was shot through the heart in Snyder by her chum, Miss Belle Phillips. The quarrel was over a love affair. Miss Phillips was arrested. Sev eral months ago she attempted suicide because of disappointment in love. Texas Woman Fatally Burned. Marble Falls. Tex., Jan. 25—While Mrs. M. D. Williams was sweeping out the room of a sick friend, her clothing caught fire from a stove and sbe was fatallv burned. * WILL OF MARSHALL FIELD INSTRUMENT FILED FOR PRO BATE IN CHICAGO. Specific Bequests of f2S,5fiSpOOO Mule—The Residue Left in Trust fur Heirs of Marshall Field, fir. Chicago, Jan. 25.—The will of the late Marshall Field was filed for pro bate Wednesday. Specific bequests are made to the aggregate of $25,568,000. The remainder of the estate is left in trust for the son, Marshall Field, Jr. (who died November 27) and hiB de scendants. The principal of the resid uary estate is to be kept intact until one of the sons of Marshall Field, Jr., shall reach the age of 50 years. The The largest single bequest is for $8, 000,000 to be used as an endowment and building fund for the Field Colum bian museum. The widow is given $1,000,000, and to the daughter, Mrs. Beattie, of Leamington, England, $4, 000,000 is left in trust. The Field family home at 1905 Prai rie avenue, with all its furnishings and equipment of every kind, is left to Mrs. Field for and during her life. No men tion is mads in the will of the amount given to Mrs. Field at the time of the marriage settlement. The bequest for the museum is made upon the express condition that within six years from the date of the death of Mr. Field there shall be provided for the museum, without cost to it, lands which shall be satisfactory to the trus tees as the site for the permanent home of the museum. If within the six years the site has not been provided, the $8, 000,000 is to revert to and become part of the residuary estate. CUTTER STILL AT LARGE St. Lonla Working Girls Afraid to Venture Out After Dusk With out Male Escorts. St. Louis, Jan. 25.—The young man who ran amuck through the streets Monday evening, stabbing women and girls on their way home from work, is still at large and the police are non plussed, not having a tangible clew to hang on. The latest reports show that at least 15 were cut, only two or three, however vprv sprinnslv hut It is Slir mised that there may have been others, who failed to make report in order to avoid notoriety. Women and girls employed down town, whose duties keep them en gaged until after dark, are in a state of terror, and hundreds remain at their places of business until father, husband, brother or someone else's brother ap pears to escort them home. The mystery surrounding the attacks, the apparent lack of reason for the stabbings, the fact that the youth who has created such a panic did his work without method or cause, attacking all girls and women who crossed his path, adds to the feeling of terror. There will be a feeling of anxiety for women and girls until the man is captured and put safely behind bars, either as a criminal or as a lunatic. ALGECIRAS CONFERENCE An Almost Insmruiouiitalile Barrier Exists Between Freueli mid i German Ideas. Algeciras, Jan. 25.—The confidential exchanges now going on among the representatives of the powers in the Moroccan conference, disclose the ex treme difficulty Of arranging an agree ment that both France and Germany would accept. The German delegates put forward the attractive principle of disinterest edness and equal privileges for all coun tries. The French delegates, on the other hand, maintain that France can not be disinterested. They affirm that, having followed an active policy in Morocco for eight years, and having obtained numerous advantages, France should not now be asked to take the same position as all the rest of the world. France virtually enunciates in a mod ified form the principle of the Monroe doctrine in northwest Africa. She has acquired and holds a position toward Morocco that, according to her view, makes equal political influence with other powers impossible. On the ques tion of economic equality she says “yes,” but on that of political equality she answers “no.” RECEIVED BY PRESIDENT The Chinese Imperial Commission Formally Received By Presi dent Roosevelt. Washington, Jan. 25.—China’s im perial commission, sent to the United States to study American conditions, social, educational and industrial—was received formally by President Roose velt, Wednesday, at the White House. The commissioners, accompanied by Sir Chengtung Liang Cheng, the Chi nese minister to Washington, and oth ers were formally presented to Presi der Roosevelt by Secretary Root. Tai Hung Chi addressed the president and presented to him an autograph letter from the emperor of China. Cotton Expert Dies Suddenly. New Orleans, Jan. 25.—James Debuys, aged 55, one of the best cotton authori ties in the south, died suddenly. Caught In Shaft and May Die. Kingfisher, Okla., Jan. 25.—Norvin Davis, aged ten, son of a local laundry man, was caught in one of the shafts while playing around the machinery and whirled around. Besides losing his right arm, he sustained other injuries, and may die. Missouri Legislator Dead. Clinton, Mo., Jan. 25.—Judge George H. Hackney, member of the legislature from Henry county, died at 8 o’clock Tuesday night of general debility at his home in Urich. He wan 66 years old. Mad Dog Bitea Three. Evansville, Ind., Jan. 25.—A mad dog ran amuck near Poseyville, and bit James Nash in the arm and then at tacked his little son and daughter, bit ing them both. Nash is in a serious condition. A mad stone was sent for and hastily applied. Reported Caught For $3,000,000. New York, Jan. 25.—It is reported in Wall street that J. Ogden Armour was caught in the corner of Reading stock, and that his Tosses amount to perhaps S3.000.000. PASSENGERS AND CREW III PERIL 'V • ; STEAMER ON ROOKS OFF VAN COWER ISLAND. A NUMBER HAVE PERISHED The Steamer Valencia, With 154 Souls on Board, Ran Ashore D«r Ins a Dense Fog—In Danger of Goins to Pieces. Victoria, B. C., Jan. 24.—With 94 passengers and about 60 In her crew, the steamer Valencia went ashore about ten miles east of Cape Beale during a thick fog, about 12 o’clock Monday night. She is on the rocks against a high cliff, and is likely to go to pieces at any time. One boat's crew of six men reached Cape Beale about 3 p. m. Tuesday. The survivers say that a number were drowned in trying to leave the ship. Nine More Got Ashore. Nine men got ashore about 15 miles from here. Two men are prisoners on the face of the cliff and can not get up or back to the ship. The sea will likely reach them when the tide is high. The men report pathetic scenes. One woman dropped her child in the sea in trying to hand it to her husband. A little boy of five is running around the deck trying to find his mother, who is among those drowned. There are still about 125 persons on fee ship, with almost certain death staring them in the face. The steamer Queen left here at 5 p. m. Tuesday for me wrecK: The Valencia’s Passengers. Following is the Valencia’s passen ger list First Class—For Seattle: J. S. Wid mer, J. Neley, N. H. Anderson, Miss Van Wyck, Alice Stoltenburg and two children, F. T. Fondo, R. T. Brown, G. W. Taylor and wife, Burt Parker. For Juneau: E. Pent!la. For Tacoma: Frank Novoch, Tom Brown, Sem Sam, P. Waughtil, E. Waughtil. For Victoria: J. Fernie, J. McCaf ferty. For Vancouver: A. Karr. Following is the list of officers: Cap tain, O. M. Johnson; first mate, W. Holmes; second officer, P. Peterson; third officer, J. H. Cameron; fourth of ficer, A. Aberg; purser, J. J. O'Far rell; freight clerk, F. Lehn; assistant freight clerk, E. E. Hopkins; chief en gineer, W. Downing; first assistant en gineer, T. Carrick; second assistant en gineeer, S. Davis; third assistant en gineer, R.M. Nelson; chief steward, J. H. Hoddinctt: second steward, N. H. Campbell The Valencia is an iron screw steam er of 1,598 tons capacity, 252.7 feet long, with a beam of 34 and a depth of 19 feet. It was built in 1882 by Cramp & Sons, of Philadelphia. During the war with Spain the Valencia was en gaged for a time in the transport serv ice of the United States, conveying troops to and from the Philippines. A Gale Blowine. The meteorological station reports that a gale has been in progress on, the Island coast for the past two days. Off Vancouver island a velocity of 40 miles an hour was reported. A tre mendous sea sweeps into the rocks near Cape Beale in heavy weather with high breakers. Capt. James Gaudin, agent of marine, w ho received the first message of the disaster from the lightkeeper at Car manah bay. when asked his opinion as to the probable cause of the wreck, said it was possibly, as far as he could judge from dispatches, at Pachena bay, which is about half way between Clo-Oose and Cape Beale. Separating the two points is a stretch of coast line, prob ably ten miles long. Slightly nearer Cape Beale than Clo-Oose is a bay known as Pachena, at the entrance to w-hich are the notorious Seabird rocks, on which the steamer Michigan was wrecked about ten years ago. Capt. Gaudin believes it is on these selfsame rocks that the Valencia has struck. Snccor at Hand. Victoria, ti. v;., jan. z*.—x-uriimuaii reports that a ship’s boat passed there at 1 p. m., Tuesday, with several peo ple in it. It is reported that the whal ing steamer Orion has arrived at the scene of the Valencia wreck from the whaling station at Sechert, and is try ing to save as many lives as possible. SIXTEEN PERSONS HURT The California Limited On the Santa Fe Rear-Ends a Local Ex preas. Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 24.—The Cal ifornia limited, the fast train on the Santa Fe railroad, dashed into the rear end of the San Bernardino local express near Glendora, about 30 miles from Los Angeles, Tuesday evening, while speed ing toward this city at a rate of 65 miles an hour, making up lost time. Sixteen passengers were injured. I'inrr Law Upheld Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 24.—The state supreme court upheld the con stitutionality at the usury law which makes it a misdemeanor, punishable by fine and imprisonment, to charge inter est at a greater rate than two per cent, a month. Both Sides Seem Satisfied New York, Jan. 24.—There is prac tically no change in the printers’ strike situation. Both the typothetae and the leaders of the strike declare that every thing is progressing to their satisfac tion. Barnes Released From Custody. Denver, Col., Jan. 24.—William Barnes, who was arrested here last Saturday on suspicion of having mur dered Sarah Shafer at Bedford, Ind., about two years &go, has been released from custody, there being no Incrimi nating evidence aglnst him. Costly Five at Wanrlk^, Olcla. Lawton, Okla., Jan. 24.—Fire at Waurlka, Okla., 50 miles soujh of here, destroyed the business section of that place, including three hotels. Loss Over $50,000. _• - ^ V ARTHUR J. MAGNUS SUICIDE Son-ln-I.avr of Adolphus Itnseh, th« St. Looli Millionaire, Shoot* Himself. Chicago, Jan. 24.—While his little daughter Aimee was taking a piano les son in an adjoining room, the sound of the piano drowning the noise of his re volver, Arthur Julius Magnus, vice president of the A. Magrtus & Sons com pany, dealers in brewers’ supplies, and son-in-law of ' Adolphus Busch, the widely-known brewer of St. Louis, shot himself through the heart, Tuesday evening, and died Instantly. Mrs. Magnus and another daughter were in another part of the splendid mansion at 789 Fullerton avenue, over looking Lincoln park, and did not hear the pistol shot. At 6:30 o’clock Mrs. Magnus sent her maid to inform her husband that guests had arrived to Join them at dinner and request his pres ence in the reception room. The maid found the body already stiffening in death, and gave the alarm. Physicians hastily summoned said it was apparent the man had been dead for an hour. Mr. Magnus is said to have been a sufferer from acute heart trouble. THIRTY PERSONS INJURED Collision Between Express Trains On the West Side Elevated Railway in Chicaico. Chicago, Jan. 24.—Thirty passengers were injured, a number seriously, and hundreds thrown into a panic in a rear end collision between express trains on the Metropolitan West Side elevated railway near Morgan street Tuesday. The crash occurred at the height of the rush of workers and morning shop pers. All cars of the wrecked cars were jammed with passengers crowding ev ery available Inch of seat and aisle space in the trains. A motor ground its way into the rear of a car nearly six feet, crushing and maiming the unfor tunates who were caught in the way. Seats were torn up and thrown against the passengers, and nearly every win dow in the colliding trains and in one side of a loop train that was endan gered was broken. “GET RIGHT* YOURSELF Senator Long, of Kansas, Responds to An Admonition From Wichita Chamber of Commerce. Wichita, Kas., Jan. 24.—United States Senator Chester I. Long, of Kansas, has sent a letter regarding his attitude on the freight rate situation to C. L. Da vidson, president of the Wichita cham ber of commerce, which recently adopt ed resolutions asking him to “get right” on the question. Senator Long says “The Dolliver and Hepburn bills more nearly express my views on ad ditional railroad rate legislation than any other measures that have been in troduced,” and adds: “I advisfe the chamber of commerce to ‘get right’ with the last recommen dation of the president, and show such activity in supporting him at this crisis in railroad r^te legislation as it did be fore his recommendations were made.” • SHE SAVED TWO TRAINS Prompt Action By a Track Walker’s Daughter Saves Two Passenger Trains From Wreck. Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 24.—Two pas senger trains on the Northern Central railway were saved from being wrecked by Mary McCall, aged 16 years, the daughter of a trackwalker, living at Clark's Ferry. The girl saw a huge boulder roll from the mountainside onto the tracks near her home. Tak ing a lantern she ran down the track and stopped the Erie express within a few yards of the obstruction. She then hurried in the others direction anil stopped another Erie fast train. CADET SITMAN NOT DEAD Alleged Victim of College Hnxeri In Mississippi Is Said to Be Alive and Well. Natchez, Miss., Jan. 24.—Cadet Jos seph Sitraan, of Greensburg, La., who was said to have died from injuries re ceived at the hands of hazers at Jef fonoAm wi i UtH'tr onl 1 r rra ic ny\l dond U i a ilncle, D. C. Lee, who is said to have reported the matter to the grand jury, appeared before that body and said he had received a telephone message ac quainting him with the fact that the boy is alive and well. As the grand jury has failed to uncover any attempt at hazing at Jefferson, the entire mat ter will be droppsd. ILLNESS OF GEN. WHEELER The Famona Southerner Who Has Fonelit “Under Two FlaKs,” Confined to 111* Bed. New York, Jan. 24.—Brig.-Gen. Jo seph Wheeler, U. S. A., retired, is se riously ill at the residence of his sis ter, Mrs. Sterling Smith, at 173 Co lumbia Heights, Brooklyn. He has been confined to his bed for three days with a bronchial affection, following a stubborn cold. Pratt and Depew. Washington, Jan. 24.—The state of New York is again fully represented In the United States senate. Both Mr. Platt and Mr. Depew were present Monday and again Tuesday. Neither had been present at a se6sion of the senate since the Christmas holidays. Noted Cleveland Meaaase Gone. Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 24.—Grover Cleveland’s famous veto message, writ ten when he was mayor of Buffalo la 1882, which made him known to the rest of the country, has disappeared from the vaults in the city hall. Nesroea Object to White Man. Talladega, Ala., Jan. 24.—Over 100 students have left Talladega college (colored) because a southern white man, L. 0. Parks, of this county, was employed as superintendent of the col lege farm. Thawed Dynamite, Two Killed. Arkansas City, Kas., Jan. 24.—Two laborers, Crist and Mclver, on the Mid land Valley railway, were killed at a camp fire miles south of Silverdale, Kas., by an explosion of dynamite They were thawing the explosive.