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Get Qui** Returns. VOLUME XXXII. SPOKANE FLYER IN FATAL COLLISION MOODY GOES ON STAND Questioned Regarding a Letter Re ceived From President. WILL PRODUCE ONLY COPY Packers Wish to Show a Work ing Agreement Between Two Departments. CHICAGO, 111., Feb. 6.—Attorney General Moody was a witness in the packers' case this morning to prevent the suggested issuance of a subpoena duces tecum against the president of the United States regarding a letter -written to Moody by the president dur ing the investigation by Commissioner Garfield. Moody said the letter wa# a private paper, but he would produce a verified copy if desired, the original having passed from his hands. Moody at recess said he would ob ject to the introduction of the letter and to the interpretation put upon it by the packers, who are trying to show that it proves the existence of a ■working agreement between the de partment of justice and the department of commerce and labor. Moody expressed the government's -position in the case for the first time, saying: "Garfield had no power to promise Immunity or to threaten with punish ment. Immunity is in the law and if "the packers were within the law no action of Garfield's can affect their status. The government did not use the information obtained by Garfield. There is absolutely no cooperation be tween the departments of justice and commerce and labor in regard to the packers' case." STATE BANQUET ON MAYFLOWER PRESIDENT AND MRS. ROOSE VELT WILL BE GUESTS OF HONOR TONIGHT. WASHINGTON, D. C, Fab. 6.—The Ppresident and Mrs. Roosevelt will be the guests of honor of Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. Bonaparte at a formal state dinner on board the United States ship Mayflower this evening. The •dinner company will include thirty guests who will be received in the his toric cabin where the president pre sented the Russian and Japanese plen ipotentiaries to each other on August 5., last. This is the first time that the president will come on board of the Mayflower since that memorable day. Secertary and Mrs. Bonaparte have a home in Baltimore and a country place in the suburbs of that city. They bave rented apartments for the winter In Washington and the secretary will Simply follow the precedent established by Secretary Long, who gave his cab- Inet dinner to the president on board the Dolphin. Lieut. Commander An drew T. Long, commanding the May flower, has brought his ship from Alexandria to the navy yard at Wash ington, where she is berthed along side the landing. It was intended that the Mayflower should come directlv from the navy yard. New York, to thv "Washington navy yard, but it was found necessary to do considerable dredging here before the Mayflower could safely come in. Woman Uses a Razor. MARSHALLTOWX. lowa, Feb. 6.— Mrs. Bernard Campbell, a woman "!*» years of age, cut her throat from ear to ear with a razor. The windpipe was severed and it was thought sb^ the Evening Statesman was dying, but a doctor was summoned and after making several stitches, he announced there was a bare chance to save her life. It is said that domestic trouble was the cause of her rash act. WAS CAUSE OF SUICIDE. Coroner Finds Suicides Increase Amog Men Over 60 Years Old. CHICAGO. 111.. Feb. 6.—That the ex ploitation of Dr. William Osier's chlor oform theories is a contributory cause of the startling increase in the number of suicides in Chicago of men over 60 years old during the last year, is the deduction reached in the coroner's office from a review of the records and a comparison with those of 1903 and 1904. Ap increase of 25.8 per cent over the figures of 1904 for the suicides of men between 60 and 70 years was found. Between the ages of 70 and 80 there was an increase of 33.3 per cent. The conclusion is that Osier's advocacy of the chloroforming of men who have passed the age of their use fu'ness was strengthened by the fact that eighty-three of the suicides were found to have been in occupations where they likely would be readers of newspapers. TO PROBE VALENCIA WRECK Congressman Humphrey Makes Appeal to President. ASKS FOR IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATION President Promises to Do All He Can MetcaJf Says He Is Doing His Best. WASHINGTON, D. C . Feb. 6—Con gressman Humphrey, of Washington, called on the president this morning to ask for a special commission to investi gate the wreck of the Valencia. The president said he would take the mat ter up with Metcalf and see what could be done. Secretary Metcalf says he is doing all he can under the law. Humphrey said he did not question the honesty of the inspectors, but he did not believe that they were competent to handle the investigation. He said: "It is the openly expressed belief in Seattle that the Pacific Coast Steam ship company has too much to say in the present investigation." Say Valencia Was All Right. VICTORIA, B. C, Feb. 6. —Before the Dominion commission this morning Captain Collister, Canadian inspector of hulls, and J. A. Thompson, Canadian inspector of boilers, testified that on their last inspection the Valencia was in good condition. They thought she held together well and the fact the boats were so long afloat proved that they were all right. They preferred the tulle life belts to any other. One of the bodies brought in yester day has been identified as John X. Bell, waiter. The remains go to San Fran cisco tonight. PRESIDENT AIDS SOLDIER. Man Held Up by Immigration Officials Likely to Find a Hayen. WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 6 — President Roosevelt took prompt ac tion on the telegram of Thomas T. Hayes, department commander of tha Legion of Spanish War Veterans, and John H. Dunn, formerly captain of the Twenty-eighth United States volun teers, of Boston, regarding the case of John J. Bowes, the former United States soldier who. it is alleged, has been denied a landing at Boston, where he arrived from Ireland on Jan. 19. The papers were sent to the de partment of commerce and labor late yesterday afternoon and Secretary Metralf at once replied that the man has not been denied a landing, but that action on his case simply had been deferred — * l in<? the outcome of the FOUR PERSONS KILLED IN WRECK TWO PASSENGERS OADLY INJURED ENGINEER SWAIN OF PACIFIC EXPRESS LOST HIS HEAD Mrs. Nellie Riley, of Walla Walla, Probably Fatally Hurt—Her Son, Frank Scally, Escapes Uninjured-Edward Sinnott, of American Type Foundry, Well Known Here, Among the Dead-Walla Walla Pullman Sleeper Demolished. Special to The Evening Statesman: PORTLAND, Or., Feb. ©. —There was a rear-end collision between the west bound Spokane yer and No. 5 passen ger on the O. R. & N. at Bridal Veil Falls this morning. A special train with wrecking apparatus, physicians and nurses left for the scene at 9:15 o'clock. Four persons were killed and two in- , jured, one fatally. The dead are: Andy Edwards, of a baggage and omnibus company, Portland. Edward Sinnott, 175 Sherman street, Portland. Two men unknown, one of whom gave the name of Henry only. The injured are Mrs. Nellie Riley, of Walla Walla, and Joseph Russell, of East Oakland, CaL, who may die. Engineer Swain was in a frenzied condition and his train was running away when it crashed Into No. 3, which was waiting on the main track. A steampipe bursted, driving the engi neer out of his cab. Engineer Swain was badly scalded. The Portland express was following the Spokane train when the injectof on the engine of the Pacific express broke, flooding the cab. The fireman efforts being made to place Bowes in a national soldiers' home. Bowes was halted because, it is said, he is not a citizen of the United States, although he has served with credit i-i both the army and the navy. No doubt is felt here that Bowes will be cared for in some national home. ELOPES WITH CHAUFFEUR. Only Daughter of Rich Man Is Dis inherited for Her Marriage. NEW YORK, Feb. 6—Miss Grace Ball, member of an exclusive social circle, and only daughter of Thomas R. Ball, whose wealth is reckoned as close to $4,000,000, has eloped with her father's former chauffeur. John Seh ring. This delicate young woman whose every want has been anticipated, whose life up to now has been a dream of luxury, is living with her husband in two small rooms in East Orange, where she has been exploring the mys teries of light housekeeping. Though the marriage took place last Christmas and the couple announced it to Miss Ball's parents a week late-, it was not until yesterday that socie ty learned it. Mr. and Mrs. Ball who are said to have vainly tried to have their daughter desert her husband and come with them, are now speedin-i for southern California, where they will pass the winter. It is said they have practically disowned their daughter and will make no further effort to see her. Woman Hurt in a Runaway. 'HELIX. Or., Feb. 6.—Miss Marie Koepke narrowly escaped death this morning in a runaway. She had taken her brother in to town from their home four miles in the country, and was in the act of taking the lines when the horses began to run. They ran thre? blocks and crashed into a telegraph I pole, throwing the young woman out, dislocating her arm and otherwise in | juring her. Her condition is not con ! sidered serious at this time. ESTABLISHED 1861 WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1906. saved himself by jumping. Engineer Swain, after several futile efforts, reached the throttle and tried to crawl over the tender in an effort to 'Un couple the engine from the train, but the crash came before he reached the coupling. The killed and injured were brought to Portland. Mrs. Riley was en route with her son, Frank Scally, to Portland to make her home. Her left arm was terribly man gled and Dr. Vincent, of Bridal Veil, who was first on the scene, amputated it between the wrist and the elbow. WALLA WALLA WOMEN INJURED. Mrs. Nellie Riley One of the Unfor tunates in the Pullman. Mrs. Nellie Riley, well known in Walla Walla, was one of the passen gers occupying a berth in the Walla Walla sleeper attached to the Spokane- Portland train, and was injured. How severe are her injuries is not known at this time. She left Walla Walla last night in company with her son, Frank Scally, for Portland, where she in tended to make her home with her other son, Thomas Scally, an employe TO SAVE PORTO BIS Dreaded Anasmia Has Been Prac tically Wiped Out. GOOD WORK OF SURGEON ASHFORD Government Will Continue Work by Additional Hospitals In All Districts. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 6.—Cap tain B. K. Ashford, the young army surgeon who has been on duty in Porto Rico, and has practically stamped out the dreaded anaemia, which has killed so many natives in other years, has submitted to the war department his plan for a league which shall continue the beneficient work on a permanent basis. It is proposed to divide the isl and into districts, in each of which there shall be a hospital of forty or fifty beds, under two or three physi cians. The work is to be conducted under a central commission, and ail physicians of the island will be mem bers of the league. The rural school teachers will constitute a means of preserving the health of the people, and there will be, in addition, wetkiy talks to the natives who may not be otherwise reached. It is also proposed to publish pamphlets, which shall give instructions and suggestions. Dr. Ash ford. who is an enthusiast, and who has gained a fine reputation in his pro fession by reason of his achievements in Porto Rico, believes that the preser vation of the health of the population lis entirely a matter of education. Th« , (jjgease which has killed off so many J people is due entirely to the ignorance of the O. R. & X. This morning her daughter, Mrs. Frank J. Ennis, received a telegram from her brother, announc ing the fact that Mrs. Riley had been injured and for her to come to Port land as soon as possible. Mrs. Scally will leave for Portland on tonight's train. Mrs, Riley has been a resident of Walla Walla for about 10 years. She is the widow of the late William Riley, formerly yardmaster of the O. R. & N. in Walla Walla, who died about four years ago. Sinnott Known Here. Edward Sinnott, one of the persons killed in the wreck at Bridal Veil, was known to the printing craft of Walla Walla. He left Walla Walla last night for his home in Portland, having in stalled some printing presses in a local newspaper office. He was here also several weeks ago and superintended the setting up of $10,000 worth of new machinery in The Statesman office. He was one of the best mechanics in the country and had been in the em ploy of the American Typefounders company for many years. of the natives and their methods of living. Killed by Explosion of Bomb. ODESSA, Feb. 6—A quantity of bombs stored in a tenement house ex ploded this morning and killed two children and injured many men. SHEEPMEN SUBMIT TO TERMS. Though Dissatisfied, They Will Accept Grazing Regulations. NORTH YAKIMA, Feb. 6. —A ma jority of the Yakima sheepmen have come to the conclusion that the rate of 7 cents per head, fixed by the de partment for the privilege of grazing on the Rainier forest reserve, is rea sonable and many of them will take advantage of it. The time fixed for filing applications is not later than February 20. The season opens July 1 and closes September 6. The sheep men complain that they are not al lowed to take their flocks on the western slope of the Cascades, where all the good grazing is, but arp com pelled to stay on the east side, where the grass is not. sufficient to keep the sheep fat and in consequence do not come to the valley in the fall in a con dition fit for market. Woman Attempts Suicide. LE MARS. lowa. Feb. 6.—Mrs. Au gust Koch. 50 years of acre! worrying about her health and financial troubles, attempted suicide by shooting herself while her husband was at work. She put a bullet in her temple with a 22- caliber revolver. When he returned she was still working-, but soon col lapsed and is expec'ed to die. Southern Rabbis In Nashville. NASHVILLE. Tenn., Feb. *>.—A large number of distinguished Rabbis from different par's of the south are in at tendance at the convention of the Southern Rabbinical Association, which formally opened its session here to day. The members and delegates be gan to arrive here yesterday morning and in the evening an informal meet ing was held. The convention will last four days and will be highly interest ing. Many distinguished persons are present. The officers of the associa tion are Dr. I. Lewinthal. president: Dr. M. P. Jacobson. of Shreveport. La : vice president: Dr. M. Boeigman, of Xew Orleans, secretary, and Dr. L. Wolsey. of Little Rock. Ark., treasure ■ The executive committee is compose 1 of Dr. If. Bernstein, of Houston. Tex , Dr. W. Willner, now of Portland. Ore., and Dr. E. F. Levy of Selma, Ark. The Jewish congregations of this city have made elaborate preparations for the entertainment of the Rabbis and there will be a number of receptions and other social functions in their honor. Lawson Confers With Cummins. DES MOINES. la.. Feb. 6.—Thomas Lawson. accompanied by Governor Broward, of Florida, and former Attor. ney General Monett, of Ohio, arrived this morning for an insurance confer ence with Governor Cummins. Senator Heyburn Is Better. WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 6.—Hey- burn is slightly improved this morning. Peritonitis has set in, but it is said to be less troublesome today. Worry ag gravates the case* WALLACE IN OWN DEFENSE Secretary Taft Made His Position Unbearable. WAS ONLY AN AUTOMATON AND DUMMY The Rate Bill Will Probably Reach a Vote in the House by Thursday. WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb. 6—The examination of former Chief Engineer Wallace, of the canal, was resumed today. Among the causes for delay, Wallace declared that Commissioner Grunsky yielded to friends on the Pa cific coast to point out parts of the work where redwood and Oregon lum ber could be used so purchases of that character might be made, although yel low pine was preferable. He said Sec retary Taft had refused to accept the benefit of his experience in such a con temptuous way as almost to crush him. In the rate debate today Murdock. of Kansas, attacked the railroad mag nates and favored the Hepburn bill. The house agreed to close the general debate on the bill tomorrow afternoon. The senate recognized bills providing for dental surgeons in the army and improving the medical corps and sent both to the calendar. The senate agreed to Tillman's resolution looking Into the Chinese boycott in order to learn what remedies will remove Chi nese hostility. Fire in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA. Pa., Feb. 6—A big fire is raging among the wholesale dry goods and rubber warehouses on Fourth and Market streets. Three men were injured and a four story building gutted. The loss is $80,000. Pacific Squadron at San Diego. SAN DIEGO, Cat, Feb. 6.—The Pa cific squadron, commanded by Admiral Goodrich, and including the flagship Chicago, the cruiser P.ostnn and tor pedo boats, arrived here this morning It is now anchored in the bay and will remain a week. Lost Labor Leader Returns. CHICAGO, 111. Feb. 6.—Michael Don nelly, the labor leader who disappeared from Cincinnati and was gone several days, returned here this morning, ac cording to labor headquarters. Callers are denied admittance at his home. The Chicago Grain Market. CHICAGO, 111.. Feb. 6.—Wheat, 84% ®Ss%c; corn, oats, 3d}* You Get Today's News Today in The Statesman. TRAIN WRECK IN MONTANA Northern Pacific Wreck Last Night Near Helena. SEVEN PERSONS ARE KILLED Freight Train Crashes Into a Passenger Train—List of Dead. HELENA, Mont., Feb. 6.—A runaway freight on the Northern Pacific crashed into the rear of an overland passenger train two and a half miles west of here at 11:20 o'clock last night, killing flw persons and seriously injuring several others. All the passenger cars burned. The dead are: Conductor Charles Bricknell, of He lena. J. B. Robertson, bridge inspector, Missoula. Edward Jozick, express messenger. Foster Senegal, butcher, Helena. One unknown passenger. Injured: Brakeman Jen* Brown, Rossrr.an, fatally; a Woman and sev eral others. To Dismiss Midshipmen. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 6.—Sec retary Bonaparte has approved Ad miral Sands' recommendation that he dismiss Midshipmen Desaussure. of South Carolina, and Melvln, of Illinois. A SPECIAL MESSAGE ON HAZING PRESIDENT THINKS DISMISSAL IN ALL CASES NOT PROPER THING. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 6.—Th*> president in a letter to the congres sional committees on naval affairs asks that the law be remedied so as to make the punishment for hazing- accord with the enormity of the offense. He says dismissal is the only punishment pre scribed and is too severe in some cases and not severe enough in others. He suggests that minor cases should not be tried by court martial, but should be left to some administrative officer. To Teach Dairy Management. WINNIPEG, Man., Feb. 6 —The new dairy section of the Manitoba Agri cultural college was opened today with a large attendance of students from all parts of the province. The course will take eight weeks and. it is ex pected, will be of great value for the development of the dairy industry of Manitoba, which has hitherto been rather neglected. The object of establishing the cours? is to assist dairymen In the province to a bet'er understanding of the most approved methods in modern pra<"tf<-". It will also strive to seek a solution of the problems peculiar in themselves that from time to time confront ttv makers of dairy products. In doing this the college will assist in making dairying more profitable to those who engasre in it. and also encourage the development of the industry In the province. The college staff includes lecturers on butter-making, cheese-making, milk-testing, dairy chemistry, dairy bacteriology, dair;: bookkeeping, steam fitting and dairy' machinery, and *he selection, breeding and management of dairy cattle. Mr. W. J. Carson, profes sor of dairy husbandry, is In charge of the dairy section. NUMBER 224.