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ht and Wednesday snow
T0, " 9l c|ovvly rising tempera-
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ON GREAT LAKES
IL Shipping Believed To
Have Been Lost
\ m CRAFTS REPORTED ASHORE
Jji Blowing at the Rate of Seventy
Miles an Hour—Wires Are
grPKRI° R - Wis - NoV ' 28.—The
Crescent City is ashore near
puluth in a furious storm in which
many craft have gone
jaoreon the " ist °* Lake Superior.
I ke is sw« pt by a terrific bliz-
naeqaaned in 30 years. Wires
jown . it is expected the loss to
gkipping rill be terrific. This city is
B tera ny snowed in. The wind blows 70
an hour and shows no sign of
u fln r ress< Is have been ' driven
•shore at Lake Huron. The City of
Y lis ashore. The Rogers City
iav VTntland sank at Alpena. The
Peney has broken up near Al
pena. Thr Ppaulding is ashore above
j- Gratiot. An unknown vessel is
on Preque Isle. Great loss of
life Is reported. Many American ves-
K ]c thering the storm in Can
adian ports. \
ther big steamer has gone
fg near Superior. She is 400 feet
I fng. The vessel is 400 feet
d is thought to be the England.
Sto'-m Raging on Lake Michigan.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 2S.—Re
i> re 1 n received of a general
y iver the stale, on the Michigan
a ist and in northern Michigan It is
ei| ted the i"ss to shipping will be
lous and probably many lives
be lost on the lakes. At this city
rete breaker is damaged and
i ghtkeeper's house washed away.
At Sheboygan many vessels were torn
from their moorings and two tugs
'•'■ lashed against a bridge and
*n ked. Big vessels are pounding
ashore off Port Washington.
ToeCrescenl City, a steel freighter,
ha total wreck The crew was saved.
The entire northern part of the state
hwowbound. The steamer Appo
r ' : Is aground. Several vessels at
*<h Point have broken up and disap
MARTIN BURKE WINS.
%tana Miner Awarded $20,000 Dam-
BCTTE, Mont., Nov. 28.—The state
t' >url ha? affirmed the judg-
P ' ' t2<),000 damages awarded Kar
onßurke, a miner, whose hands were
' "' • to Btumps by coming in con-
I poorly insulated wire in the
! Parrott mine. This is the larg
awar<3 of damages in the history of
Lucien Young to be Scolded.
Washington, p. c, Nov. 2s.—The
COur t martial In the case of Odm
tr.emw T uow.„ w , * *
i oung who commanded
the Rpnnin ♦
b >n has recommended that
reprimanded. The secretary of
th e navy has not yet acted.
PAT ON RATE BILL
Not Listen to Any Proposition of
C <""promise—Commission Must
D. C, Nov. 28.-It
, earne <i today that th e principal
] a 5. ;;t the White House conference
ni ght between President Gar-
J • Root, Taft and Knox, was rate
Wned President is deter-
: to recede from his position
of ° lle wlu urge the passage
aW aa outl »ned in his Ral-
h an< i will not listen to any
r T" JMt!cn °f compromise.
The evening Statesman
New York Life Aided Central
STOCK WAS EXCHAN6ED FOR CHECK
Insurance Investigation Throws Light
on a Common Practice of Banking
NEW YORK. Nov. 28.—Edmond D.
Randolph, treasurer of the New York
Life, testified in the insurance In
vestigation this morning regarding
syndicate operations. Hughes was
questioned regarding the testimony of
Cashier Banta to the effect that New-
York city stock to the value of $700,-
000 was taken from a vault several
years ago by Randolph nnd a check
for the amount on the Central Na
tional bank substituted. Hughes in
timated and Randolph admitted that
it appeared that the stock was loan
ed so that it could be returned as
non-taxable property. Witness said
he had not permitted this practice
since he had been treasurer.
Jas. R. Keller, clerk for the Title
i Guarantee company, formerly for
j New York Security and Trust com
' pany, testified regarding payments
j made to Andrew Hamilton of a sum
of about $IS.'OOO on the order of the
! New York Life. This payment was
! made in a round-about way. The Se
curity and Trust Co.. received Monday
i on warrants from the Union Savings
j bank and Trust company, a Seattle or
j Tacoma firm. He said the New York
! Life held debentures of this bank and
j as money was realized on the warrants
i deposits: were made to the credit of the
New York Life or paid in checks. The
money paid to Hamilton was charg
ed to the Union Savings bank. Keeler
was confident the payment was made
on an order from the New York
Life. Keeler said that Hamilton was
paid out of surplus funds of the Union
Bank which had failed, according to
the witness after the debentures held
by the New York Life were satisfied.
The balance was turned over to A. R.
Nichols, general agent of the New York
j Life, who had been connected with the
I Union bang.
WITHOUT COMMON COUNCIL
YONKERS, NEW YORK. IS PLACED
IN A PECULIAR PRE
Board of Aldermen Are Unable to
Transact Any Legislative Busi
ness Owing to New Law.
YONKERS, N. Y., Nov. 2S.—The cit
izens of this city are considerably agi-
tated over the prospect that on Jan
uary 1. 1906, the city hall will find it
self without a common council and un
able to transact any legislative busi
ness, sell any bonds or levy any taxes.
Today a successor to Alderman John
H. Coyne, who had been elected mayor
of Yonkers, on the democratic ticket
at the last election, is to be elected. It
is contended that the seven aldermen
who were elected at the last election,
will hold office legally, while the alder
men Southwick, Beckert, Loehr, Fer
guson, Reagan, Stillwell and Coyne's
successor cannot hold office legally
after January 1.. because their terms
do not end in odd-numbered years, as
required by the constitution. They
were' elected last year for a two-year
term. If that opinion is sustained by
the courts, Yonkers will have only sev
en aldermen, while it requires eight to
make a quorum. This state of affairs
is due to a conflict between an act
passed by the legislature last April and
section 3, article XII. of the state con
stitution, which applies to cities of the
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 19C5.
THOMSON FILES BILL
HAS NEW PROPOSITION
NEW WATER ORDINANCE IS TAKEN UP
Engineer Charges Over One Thousand Dollars for Ser
vices as Expert—Will Furnish Competent Man
to Superintend Installation of a Gravity
System at $250 a Month
Engineer R. H. Thomson's bill for said settling basin on Mill creek to
services performed for the city in have a capacity of approximately 12,-
locating an adequate source of supply 000.000 gallons per day and be 20
for Walla Walla 's proposed gravity
water system is $1035.50. The bill was
filed with the council a few days ago
and was taken under consideration at
the executive session of the council last
night. In view of the fact that En
gineer Thomson has been in the em
ploy of the city for nearly two years
and during that time has spent ap
proximately two weeks here in lo
cating a water supply, besides per
forming other valuable service, his
bill is considered by the council to
be quite reasonable and there will
probably be no protest when it is or
Submits a Proposition.
Along with his bill filed with the
! council Engineer Thomson submitted
[a proposition to furnish a competent
j engineer to superintend the installa-
J lion of the proposed gravity system
!at a monthly salary of $200. The man
j recommended is H. W: Scott, first
I chief in Engineer Thomson's office
i at Seattle and recommended to be an
I expert on hydraulics and water sys
Give Weile a Chance.
A majority of the council is said to
be in favor of employing Engineer
Scott, but before deciding on the
matter Engineer Weile of Spokane,
who first recommended using Mill
creek as a source of supply, will be in
vited to make a proposition to the
council. Engineer Weile two years ago
made an extensive survey of the val
ley in an effort to locate a feasible
water supply. His report filed with
the council gave several estimates of
the cost of the proposed system, using
Mill creek as a source of supply. The
only difference in the final conclusions
reached between Engineer Thomson
and Engineer Weile was in the matter
of reservoirs. Engineer Weile rec
ommended that a reservoir be con
structed at a point about three miles
above the city, while Engineer Thom
son is of the opinion that a reservoir
can be dispensed with.
Ordinance Being Considered.
The ordinance submitted by En
gineer Thomson and which was under
consideration at last night's executive
session is as follows, eliminating the
preamble and resolutions adopted at a
former meeting, and superfluous legal
"It is proposed that said city pur
chase or appropriate, as provided by
law. all necessary lands, rights and
privileges, and construct a gravity
water system from Mill creek to a
connection with the distributing mains
of said city water works, including, as
details of said supply system, a head
works on Mill creek, at a point in sec
tion 12, township 6, range north, 37,
conduit to settling basin, a proper set
tling basin and pressure conduit there
from to the city service distributing
mains, together with telephone, tele
graph and power lines, wagon roads
and all necessary appurtances requisite
for the full use and service of said
supply system. The conduit from
GARBAGE ORDINANCES UPHELD.
United States Supreme Court Renders
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 28.—
The supreme court in a decision an
nounced by Justice Harlan sustained
the validity of the garbage collection
and destruction ordinances of the
cities of San Francisco, California, and
Detroit, Mich. In removing garbage,
the court held that private property
was not taken for public uses but it
constituted only the destruction or
inches inside measurement, to be of
wooden stave, constructed and banded
for a factor of safety of 5.
"That the estimated cost of the ad-
ditions proposed to be made under the
system hereinbefore specified and
adopted is hereby declared, as neai
as may be, to be the sum of $250,-
000, of which it is: proposed to incur
an indebtedness in the sum of $235,000.
"That in event said system or plan
is assented to and adopted by a three
fifths vote of the qualified voters of
the city the same shall be taken as
authority for incurring a bonded in-
debtedness not exceeding the sum of
$235,000 and the issuance therefor of
general city bonds, bearing interest
not exceeding per cent per annum.
payable semi-annually with interest
(outions attached: said bonds payable
after 10 years and on or before 20
years, at the option of the city. Such
bonds not to be sold at less than par
and to conform in all respects with
statutes providing for the issuance
of such bonds.
"A special election shall be held in
the city of Walla Walla at the several
voting precincts thereof on the
day of 1905, at least
10 deys notice of which shall be given,
How to Vote.
Each voter desiring to vote in fa
vor of the proposition and question,
shall vote a ballot containing the
following statement of said proposi
In favor of constructing the additions
to the water supply system of the city
of Walla Walla, as specified and adopt
ed by the city council, of the city of
Walla Walla in section 1 of ordinance
No approved and au
thorizing an indebtedness for the
construction thereof, in a sum not
exceeding $235,000. by the issuance of
general city bonds therefor, bearing
interest at the rate not exceeding....
per cent per annum.
"Each voter desiring to vote against
the proposition will vote a ballot that
will be in every respect the same as
the ballot in favor of the proposition,
with the exception that the words "in
favor" will be changed to "against."
Special Tax to P?,y Interest.
"In case of said bonds being issued
there shall be levied each year by
the city council of the city of Walla
Walla, in its annual tax levy, a tax
upon all the property in said city sub
ject to taxation sufficient to pay
the interest upon said bonds as the
same accrue, and the amount of such
tax collected shall be by the city
treasurer credited to a special fund
for the payment of the interest upon
such bonds, and no part of said funds
shall be diverted to any other pur
pose. The faith and property of
the city of Walla Walla are hereby
irrevocably pledged for the annual
levy and collection of such tax and the
payment of the interest and the prin
cipal of said bonds at maturity."
nuisances. Justices Peckham and
Fire ?,t Sandy Hook.
NEW YORK, Nov. 28.—Fire at the
United States proving grounds at San
ly hook this morning destroyed a num
ber of buildings, including shops.
Another Death From Football.
SEDALIA, Mo., Nov. 2S— Robert
Brown, aged 16. died this morning
from football injuries.
He Called Upon President
HE WILL REINTRODOCE HIS RILL
Believes That Alaska Will Receive
Fairer Treatment at the Hands
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 28 —
Congressman Cushman of Washing
ton today talked to the president
about the needs of Alaska.
"I'll reintroduce my bill providing
for a delegate for Alaska." said Cush
man afterwards, "and I am sure con
gress will pass it. The bill has passed
the house twice. The strongest opposi
tion is in the senate, but Piatt of Con
necticut, one of the bitterest oppo
nents, is now dead."
VESSEL IN DISTRESS.
Lost Her Rudder and Stern Post
! EUREKA. Calif.. Nov. 2S.—With her
j rudder and stern post gone and under
I a jury rig. the steamer Roanoke is now
I proceeding to San Francisco. While
j attempting to cross the bar at 4 o clock
| yesterday afternoon the Roanoke nar
; rowly escaped disaster in the heavy
j sea's which cut away her rudder and
j washed over the helpless croft. Tugs
answered her distress signals. To the
' astonishment of the lifesaving crew
j the Roanoke drifted broadside over
| the dangerous bar and out to sea on an
| ebb tide. The tug with lifesavers
j stood by while temporary repairs were
; made to the rudder. Early this morn
| ing the vessel started to sea. Xo pas-
I sengers were landed. The extent of
j the damage is unknown. but it is
| thought the vessel is leaking.
Report Officially Denied.
BERLIN, Nov. 2S. —It is announced
officially that the report that the em
peror will undergo an operation Is
unfounded. His health is declared
good in every respect.
ODESSA IS THREATENED
REBEL FLEET HAS SAILED FOR
SEVASTOPOL FOR SOME DEV-
Lieutenant Schmidt Freed From Prison
by Mutineers and Is Placed in
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 28.—Ad
vices say that two revolutionary ships
have sailed from Sevastopol for
Odessa. The Odessa batteries are
manned and are preparing for defense.
Sailors ashore at Sevastopol have lib
erated Lieutenant Schmidt, who
was in prison accused of being a rebel
sympathizer. Schmidt went aboard
the cruiser Otchakoff and assumed
command of the rebel squadron. The
governor ordered the ships to leave
the harbor. Schmidt refused to obey
and notified the governor that if any
sailors under arrest were court
martialed he would bombard the city.
Schmidt's offense was placing
wreaths on the graves of sailors killed
in the mutiny last July.
Rebels Control Fleet at Sevastopol
LNDON, Nov. 2S. —A dispatch says
that the entire Russian fleet at Se
vastopol is in command of the revo
lutionary admiral, who threatens to
shell the town.
Kaiser Lauds Roosevelt.
BERLIN", Nov. 28.—The kaiser
opened the reichstag today. During his
address, in which he dwelt upon peace
between Russia and Japan, he said that
it was with unbounded satisfaction
that he was able to second President
Roosevelt's successful efforts.
LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS!
Blue Stem 65 1-2 cento f. o. b.
Club. 63 1-2 cents f.o.b
ACRES FOR GAME
Biggest Reserve in the World
WILL BE AT BASE OF THE ROCKIES
Game Wardens of Montana, Washing
ton and Idaho Have a Plan for
BUTTE. Mont.. Nov, 28.—A 4.000.000-
acre game preserve, embrac ing the fin
est big game hunting grounds In
the west is proposed by Game War
den W. F. Scott of Montana and the
wardens of Washington and Idaho,
who are at the head of the plan to be
presented to the next congress. It Is
proposed to reserve several hundred
miles of territory adjacent to Lolo
pass into "Idaho Paradise." There
are hundreds of elk, moose, bears and
deer in this section. The proposed re
serve will be the largest in the world.
Mining Man Lost in Mountains.
BASIN, Mont., Nov. 28. —J. H Rule, a
well known mining man. of P.asin, was
lost in tlie mountains while hunting
last Friday and it is believed that he
perished in the extreme cold Two
searching parties are out.
HAS BEEN ORGANIZED
Congressman Tim Sullivan Is at Its
Head —Orpheum and Internationa!'
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 2S.—Papers
were signed'at Minneapolis and St.
Paul today for the Orpheum Vaude
ville and International circuits to
consolidate and form a gigantic trust
to control all vaudeville on the Pacific
coast. In the west and middle west.
The Orpheum people are at the head.
Congressman Tim Sullivan of New
York. Senator O'Brien and John F.
Ryan of Chicago are directors. Mil
lions are involved. One hundred and
fifty houses are included. It is the
biggest combine since the Klaw-Erlan
ger trust was formed.
Looks Like Murder.
RIVERSIDE, CaL, Nov. 2*. —A. W.
Ashley, an aeed resident of Murrietta
county, was burned to death early this
morning in a fire that destroyed his
bomp. It is believed he was killed and
the house fired to conceal the crime.
The Chicago Grain Market.
CHICAGO. Nov. 2S. —Wheat opened
S3 7-8, closed 84 1-8; corn opened 43 3-4,
closed 43 7-8; oats opened 29 1-8, clos
ed 29 3-8.
Devote Life to Lepers.
VANCOUVER. B. C. Nov. 28—Thre*
Franciscan nuns left last evening for
Japan, where they will devote their
lives to ministering to lepers
BLOOD CLOT ON BRAIN
KILLED LIEUT. BBANCH
May Hav» Been Caused by Blows of
Fist or byFall to
ANNAPOLIS. Md., Nov. 28.—Dr.
James D. Gatewood, naval surgeon, re
ported the result of the Branch au
topsy in the Merriwether court mar
tial this morning. The autopsy shows
that Branch died from a clot on the
brain. AD his organs were sounu ex
cept a slight affection of one kidney.
Dr. Gatewood gave the opinion that
repeated fist blows might have caused
the clot, but it was more likely the
result of a fall to the floor.