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Get Quick Returns. VOLUME XXXII. BIG STEAMER VALENCIA SANK WITH ONE HUNDRED SOULS ON BOARD POUNDED 10 PIECES R THE HEAVY SEA RESCUE VESSELS ARRIVED TOO LATE Only Nine of the 150 Passengers and Sailors Aboard Are Known to Have Reached Shore Alive — Four Steamers Near the Wreck SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Jan. 24.— Officials of the Pacific Coast Steam ship company, owners of the Valencia, report that up to 10 o'clock this morn ing not a single telegram had been re. ceived from the scene of yesterday's disaster. No news is expected until some time this afternoon, when the steamer Queen City or the City of Topeka, which left Seattle yesterday, returns. The Queen City should have reached the scene of the wreck about 11 o'clock last night. Many anxious people are besieging the offices of the steamship company by telephone and in person. Among the callers at the steamship Offices today was J. S. Hopkins, of Ala meda, who inquired for some word from his son, E. E. Hopkins, second freight clerk on the Valencia. It was the young man's first trip on the Va lencia. At 624 Turk street Mrs. J. J. OfferaU and four children pray for the safe return of their husband and fath er, who was purser on the wrecked vessel. "We are frantic with anxiety over the uncertainty of the fate of my brother," said Miss M. Carrick, sister of T. F. Carrick. first assistant engineer of the Valencia, tnis morning. " It is one of the worst wrecks ever had on this coast." said E. M. Wood, of the board of marine underwriters, "tl is inexplicable how the Valencia came to be so far out of iter course." A revised list of passengers checked up by the steamship office today shows that tlic Valencia had aboard 97 first and second cabin passengers. Several appearing on the 1! .;t as published this morning reserved berths, but did not wail. Among these was G. Xonnen bacher, who just a few minutts before the Valencia sailed changed his reser- A - ation to the steamer Umatilla. Little Hope for Passengers and Crew. VICTORIA, B. C. Jan. 24. —No news ■was received this morning from the Va lencia. althOUgtl three vessels from Victoria and the steamer City of To prka. which was dispatched from Seat tle last night, must be on 'he scene long ere this. The Queen City, from this ]iort. was at Clocoz at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, but saw nothing of the wreckage and heard nothing till *he got to Bamfield. The captain re ported the weather thick and a big sea coming up. He said he could do noth ing if he returned and he was ordered hy the agents here to continue on his trip. This morning private advices from Bamfield, a cable station, state that the weather is very thick with a 'n a\-y sea running and from that point nothing could be discerned of the res cue ships. The belief here is that after last night's rough weather nothing is lift of the Valencia, although the sa loon was dry when the two boats which reached land left her. A heavy sea was then pounding the Valencia and it was not expected that she would last long. The few operators along the government wire are piled up with business and there is the greatest dif ficulty to get even meagre news of the wreck through. A message has just been received from Bamfield saying: "The Valencia is a total loss. Everybody was drowned." The worst fears of all concerned have been realized. The Valencia went to pieces during the night, carrying to death between W and 100 people who The Evening Statesman were still on board. The vessels which went to her assistance were unable to render aid. In fact it is believed she broke up before the arrival of help. The steamer Salvor is now on the way to this port with between 50 and 60 bodies on board. The customs collec tor has given orders to close th e dock gates and keep out . the crowd of anxious friends. Two More Steamers There. VICTORIA, B. C, Jan. 24.—The fol lowing special has just been received: Two more steamers are on the scene, the tug Czar and the steamer Topeka. The sea is heavy and a strong south east wind is blowing. The weather is pretty clear, but the rescuers do not think there will be anything of the ship left. It is likely the ship has broken up. Steamer Edith Heard Distress Signals. SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 24.—The steamer Edith, just arrived from Fris co, heard signals of distress in San Juan straits last night. She stopped four hours, but could not locate the boat nor the people. She saw lights and heard a gun, but the sea was so rough she could not get near. SPEND DAY ON MILL CREEK City Officials Viewing Pipe Line Route and Intake. LEFT WALLA WALLA THIS MORNING Councilman Glasford Decides Not to Go—New Pipe Line Route Surveyed. Mayor Hunt. City Attorney Bland ford, Water Superintendent Knight, Engineer Wilson and Councilmen Mc- Kean, Bachtold, Kirkman. Martin and Cox left this morning for upper Mill creek to make an exhaustive examina tion of the pipe line for Walla Walla's proposed gravity water system. The trip was made in two rigs and the party will return to Walla Walla some time this evening. Councilmen Bridges and Glasford did not make the trip. Bridges leaving last night for an eastern trip. Councilman Glasford went over the ground several times at the time the Sayles survey was made. The trip today was made for the purpose of acquainting the councilmen and city officials with the topography of the country through which the pro posed pipe line will pass and to view the intake and watershed above the source of supply. The survey made by Engineer Sayles will be investigated as will a new projected hill route which was surveyed out by Engineer Wilson and Superintendent Knight last week. The last named route follows the hill, side on the north bank of Mill creek from the intake to the Wickersham bridge, a distance of two miles, and WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1906. from there to Walla Walla follows the main county road. In the survey just completed a hydraulic grade was se cured sufficient to carry the proposed line over two high points above Dudley station, which will do away with the necessity of excavating deep to carry the line over these obstacles and main tain the proper levels. The projected route carries the pipe line entirely away from the channel of Mill creek, thus avoiding- the dangers from floods and also avoids the neces sity of securing rights of way over valuable property. Governor Receives Legislators. ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 24.—Exten sive preparations have been made at the executive mansion for the recep tion to the members of the state legis lature which Governor and Mrs. War field will give this evening. Mrs. War field will be assisted in receiving by Mrs. Oswald Tilghman, wife of the secretary of state; Mrs. Clinton L. Riggs, wife of the adjutant general: Mrs. Joseph B. Seth, wife of the pres ident of the senate; Mrs. Carville D. Benson, wife of the speaker of the house and a number of other ladies who are personal friends of Mrs. Warfield. DIFFER OVER APPOINTMENTS Ankeny and Cushman Would Name Postmasters. SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN TO DIVIDE Olympia and Vancouver Offices Are the Bone f Contention Between the Two Men. The appointments of postmasters at Olympia and at Vancouver are the only patronage questions upon" which there is any serious difference of opin ion among members of the Washington delegation in congress at present, is the report that comes from Washing ton. Representative Cushman is at odds with Senator Ankeny in both of these cases, and the outlook now is that the congressman and the senator will divide honors in the final result. The nomination of Dan Crowley as postmaster at Vancouver was opposed last winter by Senator Ankeny, and upon the recommendation of Mr. Cush man the president gave Mr. Crowley a recess appointment after the adjourn ment of the special session of the senate in March. This recess appoint, ment was sent to t" e senate upon the convening of congress last month, and now awaits confirmation. Some un certainty exists as to the continued opposition of Senator Ankeny, but it is believed that he wi] yield to the extent of allowing the nomination to go through. The postmastership at Olympia is a case of quite a different kind. W. T. Cavanaugh has been the postmaster for a number of years, and his second term wil expire in a short time. Rep resentative Cushman secured Mr. Cavanaugh's appointment originally, but the two fell out and Mr. Cushman is bitterly opposed to his proposed ap pointment for a third term. The post master, however, has the backing of Senator Ankeny, and the postmaster general is inclined to recommend the appointment to the president. Mr. Cavanaugh will also have the advantage of the rule laid down by the postoffice department recently that postmasters who have served accept ably for one or two terms wil be re appointed. Representative Cushman has talked with Postmaster General Cortelyou, protesting against the ob servance of this new rule in the case of Mr. Cavanaugh. but the chances are that the protest will not affect the action of the postmaster general or the president. ESTABLISHED 1861 PACKERS WILL WIN Their Victory Is Doe to Blunder of Jimmy Garfield HE PROMISED UNITY Judge Humphrey's Rulings Plain ly Indicate He Will Decide in Favor of Packers CHICAGO. 111., Jan. 24.—1n the fed eral court this morning District Attor ney Morrison expounded the common law which provides immunity for all persons who turn state's evidence. Morrison said his understanding of tne law was that a witness cannot claim immunity unless he testifies under oath in court, and must claim the constitu tional privilege in open court. The court disagreed wit> the main points of Morrison's plea. The case this afternoon took on a phase that promises to release the de fendants. At the cOncrasion of the argument of Morrison, Louis C. Kratu thoff, attorney for Armour, who ar ranged the meeting between Garfield and Arthur Meeker, was called to the stand to prove that Garfield had prom ised immunity to the defendants pro viding they furnished the evidence sought. Morrison then went into a consultation with the packers' lawyers. Shortly afterwards it was announced that the attorneys on both sides had agreed to a private conference "to get together on the facts," in which event they would submit the entire case to the court and eliminate the jury. The attorneys for the packers believe that they have won their case, declaring that the court's position inlicating that it disagreed with Morrison assures them of victory. BANQUET FOR BUSINESS MEN Commercial Club Arrannges for a Gathering on February 22. PLANS TO INCREASE THE MEMBERSHIP Consolidation Question Taken Up Again—Willing to Assist City in Water Bond Election. With a view to inducing more of the business men of AValla Walla to be come members of the Commercial club, at the meeting of the directors of the organization, held last night, it was decided to give a banquet on the even, ing of February 22. Every merchant in the city is to be invited while invita tions are to be extended to citizens who are not engaged in a regular line of business to be present. A program of speeches is to be arranged and it is the intention to secure some orator from Portland or Seattle to make the principal address of the evening. Rob ert E. Allen, Fred W. Kaser and Philip M. Winans is the committee that will have charge of the banquet. Will Try for Consolidation. J. B. Catron, F. S. Dement, H. H. Turner, Dr. X. G. Blalock and W. H. Kirkman were named as members of a committee to confer with the Walla Walla club and the Country club and seek to effect a consolidation with either one of the organizations. If this plan cannot be carried into effect the club will secure rooms in the Ran. som building for a permanent home and employ a secretary to look after the affairs of the club. It was sug gested that by paying the secretary of the club a sufficient salary he could devote his entire attention to the work and carry out any plans that may be adopted by the club for the welfare and progress of Walla Walla. To Secure Railroad. The question of securing a trans continental railway line for Walla Walla was discussed at length and as a result the transportation committee was appointed to confer with Engineer E. S. Clark relat've to making a sur vey from Walla Walla through the Blue mountains to the Little Salmon river. It was the general opinion of the directors that Walla Walla should take some steps toward encouraging the construction of railroads in this section of the country and that by united action of the people possibly some of the projected coast lines could be induced to come to Walla Walla. Favor Water Proposition. J. B. Catron, F. S. Dement and H. H. Turner were appointed as a special committee to confer with Mayor Hunt and the city council and' ascertain if there was not some way that the club assist in carrying water bond proposi tion at the special election January 30. It was brought out in the discussion of the subject that some opposition to the water question was being developed and the directors all believed that ex tra efforts should be put forth to insure the adoption of the bonding proposi tion at the elecfon. COMMITTEE TO HEAR OWES TRAINMEN WILL ASK FOR A RE ADJUSTMENT OF WAGE SCHEDULE. BALTIMORE, Md., January 24.— The conference between General Man ager Thomas Fitzgerald and the gen eral grievance committee of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen which was arranged some time ago, will open here this afternoon. It is understood that the trainmen this year have but few complaints to make and the conference, which may last several days, will therefore not be very exciting. It is understood that the trainmen will ask for a slight read justment of wages, by which it is thought some of them will be more justly compensated, and this, with pos sible changes in some of the rules gov erning the service of the trainmen, are the only matters of importance that are scheduled to come up at this meeting. WILL OF MARSHALL FIELD. It Will Be Filed for Probate This Afternoon. CHICAGO. 111., aJn. 24.—The lawyers of the Marshall Field estate this after noon said that the will will b e filed as soon as the papers can be prepared, probably late this afternoon. It was read last Saturday to the family and eexcutors. No estimate of the size of the estate has been made by the executors. COUNTY JUDGE JAILED. Arrested for Charging Excessive Fees. BRIGHTON'. Col., Jan. 24.—County Judge A. H. Guthiel was arrested this morning after a fight with Sheriff James P. Higgins and a deputy and was thrown into jail on the charge of assessing excessive fees in the recent contempt case against two lodge trustees. Indiana State Diary Association. ANDERSON, Ind., Jan. 24.—The sixteenth annual meeting of the In diana State Dairy association opened here today with a large attendance, representing every part of the state. Many prominent representatives of this important industry are here and some will deliver addresses before the convention. At this convention particular atention will be given to the problems of the milk producer. One RED-HOT DEBATE ON STATEHOOD SILL TEST VOTE ON PREVIOUS QUESTION Dalzell's Amendment Carried By a Vote of 192 to 167 -Vote on Main Question Will Be Reached Some Time Tomorrow Afternoon. WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 24.—The senate committee on foreign relations has decided to report in favor of a treaty confirming Cuba's title to the Isle of Pines. In the house the galleries were crowded. The members were nearly all present, anticipating the battle for statehood, which, after long skirmish ing, was fought out 0 n the floor today. The first test of strength came in the vote on the previous question after Dalzell had presented a privileged re port consisting of a rule providing that debate on the statehood bill con tinue until 3 p. m. Thursday and at that time it be reported to the house, where, upon immediately and without debate, intervening motion or appeal, the vote would be taken on the bill to final passage. The previous question was sustained by a vote of 192 to 165. of the interesting features of the meet ing will be a cow judging demonstra tion by experts. The development of the field work and the educational but ter scorings conducted by the Purdue Experiment station have been of great value to the dairymen of this state and have greatly incerased the interest of the farmers and dairymen in a more scientific method in dairy work. COLUMBIA STEAMER BLOWN UP. Second Engineer and Fireman Were Killed. PORTLAND, or.. Jan. 24.—There was an explosion today aboard the steamer Regular, which plies the Col umbia river. While on the dock be ing repaired at St. Johns, a visitor threw a Sighted match into an oil tank, which exploded, killing Second Engi neer Wade and his fireman. The ves sel took fire and is now burning. DAViS FACES JURY AT PENDLETON EX-DEPUTY SHERIFF NOW ON TRIAL FOR ALLEGED EM BEZZLEMENT. PEXDLETON. Jan. 24.—0. P. Davis, ex-deputy county sheriff, is now on trial in the circuit court here on a charge of embezzlement. The princi pal witness for the state is Oeorgt Buchanan, who experted the books of the former officer. In outlining the case Assistant District Attorney Phelps said he would show that Davis had been in entire charge of the office work, receiving money from the clerks at the close of each day, and also handled all the banking: that on July 12, 1905, he appropriated to his own use $4,200. He also detailed the sys tem used in the office. For the defense. Colonel Raley, in outlining his course, said he would show the report of Experts Clark and Buchanan to be false, garbled and made for the purpose of showing a shortage. He said that no blame can be attached to Sheriff Taylor or ex- Sheriff Blakely. Frenchman to Attend West Point. PARIS, Jan. 24.—Lieutenant Bru- You Get Today's News Today in The Statesman. A rule was adopted after a hot de bate fixing the ime for a vote on the statehood bill Thursday at 2 p. m. by a vote of 187 to 157. WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. 24.— Lodge in the senate today made a splendid defense of the administra tion's foreign policy. He characterized many of the discussions of Roosevelt's foreign policy as smacking of a moot court. Incidentally he denied the re port that Roosevelt will stand for an other term. He declared that he be lieved the differences existing as a re sult of the Venezuelan situation would be adjusted by pending negotiations. Lodge expressed surprise for the oc casion of the attack on the president. He said the same cry had been raised before the election and had been passed upon by the voters. gere, son of General Brugere, eom mander-inehief of the French army, has accepted the invitation of Rodse velt to go to the United States to visit the government military schools and take courses therein. MINORITY REPORT FILED. Panama Canal Engineers Submit Plans of Construction. WASHINGTON, E>. C, Jan. 24.—The essential features of the minority re port of the consulting engineers 0 n the Panama canal, which is the one favor ed by Chief Engineer Stevens and which probably will be adopted, was made public today. It provides for a lock canal at an elevation of 85 feet, with a flight of three locks on the Colon side and two o n tile Panama side. The cost is estimated at $147.- 000.000 and will take seven and a half years to complete it. One of the prin cipal features is a dam at Gatun to control Chagres river and to form a lake. The dam would be about 95 feet high and a quarter of a mile long. WANT TO PLAY BALL. Many Cities Seek Admission in Pacific Coast League. SAX FRANCISCO, Cal., aJn. 24.— The claims of several cities asking for admission to the Pacific Coast baseball league are being considered today by the board of directors in executive ses sion. Fresno has a strong delegation and apparently has good prospects of getting in. Pasadena and BakeTSfield are also presenting claims. The ar rangement of the schedule for the coming season will require consider able time and the session probably will continue two or three days. 1 Must Prove Charge. SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 24— J. EL Riley, the contractor who declared in the municipal convention that the de cision of the superior court holding that the eight-hour law was unconsti tutional was bought by a syndicate of contractors, was arrested and put up $5,000 bail. His case will be heard on Thursday, when he must prove the charge or go to jail. / Five-Mile Auto Record Broken. ORMOND. Fla., Jan. 24.—Larcia broke the world's five-mile automobile record today, going the distance in 2:54%. Hemery then beat this by 20% seconds, going it in 2:34. NUMBER 213.