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Statesman Get Quick i\ciu **"<■ VOLUME XXXII. RATE BILL PASSES HOUSE-VOTE 346 TO 7 DEMOCRATS ALL FOR IT OPPOSITION IS WEAK ML HAVE HARD ROAD IN SENATE Bill Gives interstate Commerce Commission Power to Substitute Reasonable and Remunerative Maximum » Rate tor One Adjudged Unreasonable WASHINGTON', D. C, Feb. 8— The "Hepburn rate bill passed the house to day by a vote of 346 to 7. The bill aa far as possible complies with the presi dent's recommendations. It gives the interstate commerce commission au thority when a rate has been com plained of as unreasonable by a ship per to investigate and if the rate ba unreasonable to name a rate "just, reasonable and fairly remunerative" to be the maximum rate to be charged, the new rate going into effect within 30 days after it is announced by the commissions subject to an order of suspension by the commission or the federal courts. After it finally goes into effect It may remain three years, hut the courts can always set it aside. •"railroad" and "transpor- are so defined as to include all auxiliary instruments of common car riers within the jurisdiction of the com mission. Publicity of railroad meth ods is planned by a system of book keeping prescribed. The commission G.W. BUCHANAN WAS KILLED Expert Accountant Was Victim of 0. R. ft N. Wreck Monday. HAD SPENT DAY BEFORE IN THIS CITY Was on Way Home From Pendleton, Where He Was Witness Against Ex-Deputy C. P. Davis. Qjjt&ge W. Buchanan, a member of I fteflhfc- tinting firm of Clark & Buch an&n, who exported the books of Walla Walla county officials last year, was killed in the wreck at Bridal Veil last Tuesday morning. Mr. Buchanan was listed among the dead as a traveling man and it was only yesterday that the body Iras recognized. Mr. Buchanan left Walla Walla Monday evening for Portland after spending the day here visiting friends. For several days la«t week he was a witness in the case against ex-Deputy Sheriff C. P. Davis, trie l at Pendleton on a charge of lar ceny of public funds. Davis" arrest was brought about by I a shortage in Sheriff Taylor's office, disclosed by Clark & Buchanan while I vxperting the Umatilla county books. Following the trial of Davis Mr. Buch- I anan came over to Walla Walal and I was on his way home in Portland when I killed. Mr. Buchanan leaves a daughter. Madaline. residing at Vancouver. Mrs I Buchanan died last June. The funer.il I will probably occur at Portland. lowa Lumbermen in Session. DAVENPORT, la.. Feb. B.—The ninth annual meeting of the South western lowa Retail Lumbermen's as sociation opened here this morning -with a large attendance of prominent from all parts of the state the southwestern parts the evening Statesman is increased to seven members, each at a salary of $10,000 a year. Those voting against the bill were McCall. of Massachusetts; LittleAe'd, of Maine; Weeks, of Massachusetts; Perkins, Freeland and Southwark, of New York; Sibley, of Pennsylvania, all republicans; Sullivan, of Massa chusetts, democrat, voted "present." La Follette's first bill was introduced in the senate today. It is an anti-pass bill providing penalties for givers and recipients of free passes or special favors withheld from others. Representative Gardner, of Michigan, today opened the debate on the pension bill, urging the adoption of Roose velt's recommendation that every hon orably discharged soldier of the civil war receive a pension. A bill was introduced today by Gaines, of Tennesse, in the house that would make it unlawful to give froe transportation. It provides severe penalties for both the giver and the receiver of free passes. The St. James Hotel, where the head quarters of the association are es tablished, is crowded with members of the association who have come here to attend the convention. Many important matters were dis cussed during the morning session. There will be another session in the afternoon and in the evening the mem bers will be the guests of the local lumbermen at a theatre party, to wit ness a performance of "The Sambo Girl." School Directors Will Meat. HARRISBURG, Pa, Feb. B—The eleventh annual convention of the School Directors' department, of the State Educational association will open in Assembly hall, High School build ing, this afternoon. Many subjects of interest and importance to school di rectors will be considered and dis cussed and a large atendance is ex pected. The convention will last two days. AN IMPORTANT TAX CONFERENCE MINNESOTA STATE OFFICIALS CONFER WITH STATE BOND OF EQUALIZATION. •ST. PAUL, Minn.. Feb. S. —In com-' pliance with an invitation sent out by j Governor Johnson the mmbers of the new state board of equalization and the auditors of the various counties of! the state met in conference at the state house this morning. Governor j Johnson. Attorney General Young and State Auditor Iverson. being ex-offi cio members of the board, were pres ent at the opening of the meeting. The object of the conference is to discuss tax matters and to decide, if possible, on some uniform system of listing property in the state. There has been a great deal of trouble and confusion in former years owing to the fact that every county had its own, pecu liar system of listing taxable prop erty. The conference will probably last WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1906. all day and it is hoped that some defi nite system will be agreed on, which assessors will be asked to follow. CONVICT WINS $25,000. 4 Frank Campbell, Nebraska Embezzler, With One Year to Serve. LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. B.—The win ner of a $25,000 prize for correctly naming the attendance at the St. Louis exposition in 1904 was Frank Camp bell, a convict in the Nebraska state penitentiary, who still has one year more to serve for embezzlement. The winner, however, will receive only $1,- 500, as fearing that he might have difficulty in securing the money while imprisoned, he agreed to pay a lawyer half of the prize in case he was suc cessful in securing it. PREACHER ATTEMPTS SUICIDE. Illinois Minister Charged With Mailing Obscene Matter. WAUKEEGAN, 111., Feb. B—Rev. J. G. Wade, the minister arrested yes terday accused of sending obscene matter through the mails and admitted to bail last night, attempted suicide this morning by jumping In front of a passenger train. He was badly in jured, but will recover. WALLA WALLANS IN WRECK Attorneys Enroute Home From Olympia Have Lucky Escape BROUGHT TO WALLA WALLA LAST NIGHT Will R. King and John Sharpstein Hurled From Berths, but Es caped Serious Injury. Walla Walla people on the North Coast Limited, wrecked at 4 o'clock yesterday morning seven miles west of Prosser, were brought to the city from Pasco in a special train last night. Attorneys Will R. King, . John I*. Sharpstein and Oscar Cain, who were returning from Olympia, were passen gers on, the wrecked train, but aside from being slightly bruised by being thrown from their berths were unin jured. "It was the luckiest wreck I ever heard tell of." Attorney King said this morning. "Just what caused the acci dent is a mystery, although the gen eral opinion of many of the passengers was that the train was exceeding its speed limit. Some say the train was running between 50 and 70 miles an hour. The last coach was the first to leave the track and it pulled the next three coaches off before the train could be stopped. Mr. Sharpstein, Mr. Cain and myself were asleep in tb*i Pullman and I consider we had lucky escapes from being killed or danger ously injured. The first intimation I j had of anything being wrong was a terrific grinding noise, accompanied by sharp jerks. I raised my head and just then the car toppled over. I was pitched out on my head in the aisle, but was not injured except for slig.it bruises. Mr. Sharpstein, who w r as asleep in an upper berth, was hurl-d across the car into another berth, I alighting on a passenger. The shock put out all the lights- and from The noise I expected to find the coach a wreck. The coach was pitch dark, but, strange to say. the passengers kept I cool and got out of the car without injury. A porier in the observation i car was badly hurt. We took him out through a window. He will probably i die. , "After the injured were attended io the passengers were placed aboard the train and taken to Prosser. Walla Walla people were brought on home last night on a special train." The Chicago Grain Market. CHICAGO, 111.. Feb. B.—Wheat, 85 Vi @84%e; corn, U l /*® 44c; oats, 30 %@ 30% c. - ESTABLISHED 1861 HAMILTON'S BIG GRAFT Lobbyists Paid Keif lillion for Unknown Purposes. PRES. M'CALL RESPONSIBLE Armstrong Insurance Committee Makes Public the Result of Its Investigations. ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. B—The Arm strong insurance committee has maJe its report. The committee notes that from 1900 to 1905 Judge Hamilton, the lobbyist, received half a mililon dol lars for purposes unknown. The committee says that Hamilton also received $700,000 for his own uses. It says the work of watching threat ening and harmful legislation is all right, but it should be done only when a proper accounting is made. It recom mends that suits be instituted to re cover $75,000 sent to Hamilton to pay taxes, but authorizing him to use it for other purposes, and $225,000 remitted to Hamilton upon McCall's order from the Paris office. These Paris remit tances are new developments. The committee holds McCall primarily re sponsible for the money paid Hamilton. HOCH WILL HANG. Unless Governor of Illinois Comes to His Aid. SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. B.—The su preme court this morning' refused to interfere further with the Johann Hoeh ease. The governor has twice reprieved Hoch so he could go before the su preme court. He is sentenced to hang February 23. MUTINY ON MARBLEHEAD Sailors Resent Their Treatment by Captain Mulligan MADE TO CARRY COAL FROM SHORE Conference of Commanders of the Pa cific Squadron Was Held at San Diego Today. SAX DIEGO, Cal., Feb. B.—A con ference of commanders of ships of theJ Pacific squadron was held in the ad miral's quarters on board the Chicago this morinnig to consider the condi tion of affairs bordering on mutiny on the Marblehead. Officers say the re ports of dissa'isfaction are much ex aggerated, but admit that the seamen expressed disapproval of Captain Mul ligan's orders. The man say that while the ship was at Pichilique a mess of officers was ordered to %n ashore and help load coal. Afterwards they were ordered to prepare meals while in a dirty condition. When the commander of the Mulligan ordered boat races the men refused to pull at the oars. There are also other griev ances. The men will present their case to Admiral Goodrich. No further | trouble is expected. Captain and Lieutenant Dismissed. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 8. —Sen- tences of dismissal have been given Lieutenant L. E. Lewis, of the Thir tieth Infantry, and Captain A. F. Cur tis, of the artillery. Both were tried at San Francisco, Lewis on the charge of duplicating pay accounts and Curtis on the charge of drunkenness. PROBLEM IN EMPIRE GOWN. Where, Oh Where, Shall the Dancing Man Place His Right Hand? LONDON, Feb. B.—Turning to the lighter side of matters of social inter est, dancing men would appear to be finding themselves in a serious dilem ma this season, owing to the university of the empire dres among the young and graceful girls. The salient feature of this classic dress being a very short bodice which raises the waist line from the usual position to a place just beneath the armpits, what the dancing man ner vously asks himself is this, "Shall I clasp my partner around the waist where the waist ought to be, or shall I elevate my arm until it reaches her shoulder and there let it rest?" Harvard Opposed to Football. BOSTON, Mass., Feb. B.—Official an- nouncement was made today that Har vard college faculty favors the pro hibition of football. ATTACK ON MISSIONARIES Chinese Boxers Playing High Jinks at Chang Pu. LOOT AND WRECK MISSION HOUSES All the Inmates Escape Except an Aged Presbyterian Clergyman Named Oldham. LONDON, Feb. B.—Advices today give a brief description of an attacks by revolutionists on the missionaries ai Chang Pu near Amor. The revolution ists invaded the premises and looted the premises. All the misionaries ex cept an aged English Presbyterian clergyman named Oldham escaped. The band is well armed and is now proceeding to commit further depreda tions. It is believed to be marching upon Chang Chow. NEWS BY WIRELESS. Tests Are in Progress and New Tele graph May Supplant Cables. NEW YORK, N. Y., Feb. B.—Tests made tonight by the Associated Press may determine whether a trans-At lantic wireless telegraph system is a possibility for the transmission and re ception of news. The trials have been in progress for more than a week be tween stations on the coasts of scot land and Massachusetts and while the results so far have not borne out the success promised the system by its projectors, on the other hand, suffici ent encouragement have been derived to have high hopes built up on the out come of tonight's experiment. The re sult will not be known until late to morrow. Abandon Big Scheme. CHICAGO, Feb. 7.—John Alexander Dowie's great Mexican plantation scheme, which has cost him so much toil, promises to be practically aban doned under the plans of the troum virate now ruling the fiscal affairs of Zion City. It was declared today by a member of the triumvirate that outside ven tures wlB receive development at present and that all efforts will be concentrated into bringing order into affairs at Zion City itself. The same man said that <the land acquired cy Dowie in Mexico had turned out to be largely of poor quality and the litiga tion necessary to use it will probably occupy a number of years. For these reasons the triumvirare will check the operations in Mexico, DALLES CITY GOES DOWN SINKS IN THE COLUMBIA PASSENGERS AND GREW ESCAPE Well Known Steamer Had Many Passengers and Heavy Cargo —She Struck Rock Near Lyle, Rapidly Filled and Sank in a Few Minutes PORTLAND, Or., Feb. B.—The steamer Dalles City, carrying passen gers, a cargo and general freight, this morning struck a rock near Lyle and quickly sank. She lies entirely sub- although a few hundred acres will be held in order to furnish a nucleus for taking up the project again, if it eevr becomes possible to do so. BROKERS SUE PASTOR. Green Bay Charges Minister With Re fusing Shares He Ordered. •GREEN BAY, Feb. B.—Rev. Alex Dewareegers, pastor of ths Spiritualist church, is defendant in a suit brought by the Wallace H. Hopkins company, brokers of this city. Some days ago the pastor bought of the firm 115 shares of mining stock, which with the broker's commission, cost him $2,371.50. He bought the stock outright, not on a margin, consequently he had to wait several days before it could be se cured. In the meantime the market went down two points. It is said thnt notice was sent Dewarzegers several times to come and close the deal and that he paid no attention; also that when the stock was tendered him he refused to accept it. Now the com pany has brought suit to recover damages. Denied Motion of Ds.vis. PE.NDLETOX. Or., Feb. B.— W. R. Ellis has overruled the motion for a new trial filed by the attorney for C. P. Davis, the convicted deputy sheriff. The motion was based on points contested during the trial. Judge Fee, for the defense, announcing that he would not present the charge that a juror had expressed himself improp erly during the trial. Thursday. Feb ruary 15, has been set as the time for passing sentence. LUNA WILL VEIL HER FACE TONIGHT AN UNUSUAL ECLIPSE WILL OC CUR BETWEEN 9:30 AND MIDNIGHT. Sky gazers are advised to keep in eye on the midnight heavens tonight it they wish to see brilliant colorings preceded by darkness. In describing the eclipse Weather Observer Newman says the midnight sky will wear it darkest hue. relieved only by the glit ter of starlight despite the presence, high on the meridian, of the earth's satellite, the moon. Being in opposi tion to the sun, its entire disk can probably be seen nearing the brigat star Regulus to the east, though bereft of its light-giving power and inade quate to dim even an orb of sixtn magnitude. Those who wi'nessed the total eclipse of the moon on October 18, 1902, will scarcely fail to view again the beautiful series of changes thPt will occur. Between 9 and IV) o'clock tonight those accustomed to the aspect You Get Todays News Today in The Statesman. merged in the Columbia river. The passengers and crew escaped with difficulty. The steamer is the property of the Regulator Line and cost $50,000. Ef forts will be made to raise her. of the full moon may notice that the disk has less of a glare than usual, for at that stage our intervening glob<\ like an immense shield, will hinder more or less of the sun's disk from radiating light in a moonward direc tion. Having passed through this region of half shade or penumbra in about an hour the eastern side of our satel lite will enter the cone-shaped shadow, but as diffuseness at the limb delays immediate recognition of contact, some minutes will elapse before we realise that a more distinct phase has com menced. WEIGHED UPON CONSCIENCE Witness in Smoot Case Tells of Endowment Oath. HE LEFT THE CHURCH TO AVOID IT Enlisted Twice to Fight for Country, Not to Avenge Blood of Joe Smith. WASHINGTON', D. C, Feb. B.—Pro fessor Wolfe resumed the stand this morning in the Smoot case. William J. Thomas, of Spanish Fork, Utah, told of going through the "endowment" house twice. He said that oaths weighed upon his conscience so much that he left the church. He said he had enlisted twice to defend the na tion in contradistinction to "avenging the blood of the prophet on the na tion" as he had pledged himself to <io in the endowment oath. Smoot Has Friends in lowa. DES MOINES, In.. Feb. B.—Tlie house today killed a resolution pro testing against the seating of Smoot. Bouler Wrecks a Train. REDDING. Ca!., Feb. B—An im mense r 'Met weighing over a ton fell on til« 3 track two miles above Lamoine at 3 o'clock this morning. A freight train struck i' and the engine and seven cats were thrown from the track and narrowly er-eaped going into the river Ar. r.nki own man stealing a ride was k'lled. Traffic is tied up. Jury for Pat Crowe. OMAHA. Neb.. Feb. B.—The jury to try Pat Crowe was completed at noon Attorneys presented the case to the jury this afternoon. They will begin taking testimony tomorrow. NUMBER 226.