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VOL. LV. NO. 83.
THE ARGUS,- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY "24, 190G.
PRICE TWO CENTS
STEAMER ON THE ROCKS
HUNDRED MAY BE LOST
TWO SHIPS STILL WANT CZAR
SQUEEZES PAST HOUSE
ON THE WAV
Head of United Mine Workers
Constitutional Democratic Con
vention at St. Petersburg
Shown to Have Been Cho
sen for New Term.
Valencia Being Pounded
to Pieces on Wash
RELIEF SHIP SENT
Scores Said to Have Been
Drowned Attempting to Es
Seattle, Jan. 24. A resume of the
situation of the wreck of the Valencia
shows at least 30 persons perished and
perhaps as many as 70. About 100 per
sons yet unaccounted for are presum
ed to be clinging to the wreck.
Little Hop RcpreaMeal.
Violorla. Jan. 21. A message from
the Vancouver island coast late last
"It Is feared there is little hope for
those who remain on the Valencia to
night, for she may break up in the
Captain Gaudin, agent of the marine,
received a telegram last night from
Ughtkeeper Dakin. at Carmanah, that
the name board of the sealing schoon
er Fawn had been found in the surf
near there. The schooner left Bering
sea for Victoria last October with
5.502 sealskins, six white men and 21
tiom to Rrwuf.
Seattle, Wash.. Jan. 24. Upon re
ceipt of a message stating that the
steamer Valencia had gone on the
rocks at Cape Beale. the steamer
Queen immediately left here to go to
the scene of the disaster and give
whatever aid i9 possible.
Went Aahore la Fog.
Victoria. B. C. Jan. 24. With 94 pas
sengers and about CO in her crew, the
steamer Valencia went ashore about 10
miles east of Cape Beale in a thick fog
about 12 o'clock Monday night. She
is in the rocks against a high cliff, and
la likely to go to pieces at any time.
One of the boat's crew of six men
reached Cape Beale about 3 p: m. yes
terday. The survivors say that a great
number were drowned. Nine men got
ashore about 13 miles from here. Two
men are prisoners on the face of the
cliff and cannot get up or back to the
ship. The sea will likely reach them
when the tide is high.
Sniar Pat bet le SffBf.
The men report pathetic scenes.
One woman dropped her child into the
sea in trying to hand It to her husband.
A little boy of 3 years is running
around the deck trying to find his
mother, who is among those drowned.
There are still about 125 persons on
the ship, with almost certain death
glaring them in the face. The steamer
Queen left here at 5 p. m. for the
Storm Laated Two Day.
Victoria. B. C, Jan. 24. The Meteor
ological 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 is
"reported. A termendous sea swept in
near Cape Beale in heavy weather with
Reported lOO Dronnrd.
Victoria, B. C, Jan. 24. A later dis
patch from Cape Beale states that the
Valencia went ashore on Vancouver is
land near Clo-Osse. The news of the
disaster was first confirmed by a mes
sage from Lighthouse Keeper Patter
son at Cape Beale saying:
"Steamer wrecked between here and
Clo-Osse. About 100 drowned. Nine
reached telegraph but. Will wire
more particulars as soon as possible."
Clo-Osse is about six miles from
Carmanah Point and C5 miles from Vic
toria. Cape Beale is 120 miles from
Victoria, at the eastern entrance to
A aother Steamer IMt.
Boston. Jan. 24. The loss of the
steamer Trojan of the Boston and Phil
adelphia 'line by collision with the
steamer Nacoochee of a Savannah line
off Vineyard sound Sunday, has been
reported here by the Nacoochee, which
arrived, having on board the captain
and crew of the Trojan. The accident
was due to fog. The Nacoochee struck
the Trojan amidships and the latter
went to the bottom within three-quarters
of an hour.
There were no passengers on the
YATES READY FOB CAMPAIGN
Will Make First Speech in Calhoun
- County Jan. 31.
Springfield. I1L, Jan. 24. Former
Gov. Richard Yates will open his cam
paign for United States senator at Har
din, Calhoun county, on Wednesday,
Jan. 31. This date was decided upon
at the Yates headquarters and it is
not probable that a change will be
WILL J. DAVIS MUST
FACE CRIMINAL TRIAL
Manager of Iroquois Theatre Held on
Indictments for -Negligence
Leading to Fire.
Chicago, Jan. 24. Will J. Davis
must stand trial before a jury and an
swer to the charge of involuntary man
slaughter. The indictments which hold
him responsible for the failure to obey
city ordinances requiring safety de
vices in theaters and for negligence re
sulting in the fatal Iroquois theater
fire were upheld yesterdiy by Judge
Four of the six counts were upheld,
and the motion of Attorney Levy May
er to quash them was overruled.
After the decision had been read At
torney Mayer said he would endeavor
to secure a change of venue to some
other county for the trial of Mr. Davis.
This motion will be argued within a
Loss of Life and Much Property Re
ported in Portion of West
Weston. W. Va.. Jan. 24. A heavy
wind and rain storm resembling a wa
terspout, passed over the southeastern
portion of the state yesterday, carrying
away bridges, houses and many mil
lions of feet of lumber. The monetary
loss will run into the million. The
number of lives lost is not confirmed.
PITTSBURG BROKERS FAIL
Gartner & Co., With Liabilities of $200,
000 in Distress.
Pittsburg. Pa., Jan. 24. The suspen
sion of E. D. Gartner & Co.. brokers,
was announced on the floor of the Pitts
burg stock exchange yesterday. While
no official statement has been issued,
it is said the liabilities will exceed
$200,000. There are no avalable figures
upon which to base the assets of the
firm. Some large individual losses will
be sustained, as one customer announc
ed he was carrying over :5.300 shares
of stock and that he know of similar
BUSCH'S SON-IN-LAW SUICIDE
Arthur J. Magnus. Prominent Chicago
Business Man, Shoots Self.
Chicago, Jan. 24. Arthur J, Magnus,
one of the most prominent Germans on
the north side and son-in-law of Adol
phus Busch, the millionaire brewer,
shot and killed himself early last even
ing in his residence, 7S9 Fullerton bou
levard. Two hours earlier he had
played billiards and cards with friends
in the Germania club and gave no evi
dence that he contemplated such an
act. The only theory to explain the
suicide is sudden depression due to
His friends all say his J
home life was happy,
BIM, 1IKFORK OHIO LKtilSCATURR
TO I.KGAMZK CIII.OROI'ORM
IXO IIOPKI.F.SS SI KFEREHS.
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 24. Painless
death for pain-racked sufferers who
have no chance for recovery and who
desire to live no longer will be possi
ble if the bill just introduced in the
general assembly of Ohio is passed. If
the proposed measure becomes a law,
persons suffering from incurable dis
ease or from injuries from which there
is no hoje of recovery may be legally
chloroformed to death or killed in any
other painless way in which physi
cians may design.
The measure was introduced by Rep
resentative Hunt, of Cincinnati, at the
request of Miss Anna Hall, who has
for years been a student on the sub
ject. Her interest was aroused first
by the illness preceding the death of
her mother from cancer of the liver.
Mian Hall Weepa front Joy.
When Dr. Osier made his famous
talk on the subject of chloroforming
old men, she concluded it was time for
legislative action on the subject. She
sat in the gallery of the house and wit
nessed the voting down of a motion to
reject her bill. The vote was 78 to 22.
Miss Hall wept when she saw that her
measure was to be received and sent
to a committee.
"People were inclined." said Miss Hali
last night, . "to take . this matter too
lightly whn it was first presented to
them, but I am sure the work of edu
cation which it will at once cause will
secure the passage of the measure. It
would have been a blessing had there
been a way to relieve my mother of her
suffering. Before her death I was
DELEGATES REMAIN IN CITY
Await Outcome of Conference With
Operators Before Leaving for
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 24. The coal
operators of the central cooperative
district, comprising the states of Penn
sylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois are
holding a district convention at the
headquarters of the operators today for
the purpose of unifying the several
propositions which they propose to
present to the United Mine Workers of
America, in the joint session which be
gins tomorrow morning.
Prepare to Klscht for Ilemnndn.
The United Mine Workers' conven
tion yesterday adopted the report of
the scale committee with practically
no changes, and thus made unusual
preparations to enforce its demands.
It was decided that when the joint
conference between the miners and
the operators meets tomorrow morning
the first demand to be presented is
that the districts consisting of the
states of Iowa. Kansas. Missouri, and
Michigan, and the southwest be admit
ted to the conference.
lfeiunln lu City.
The miners decided that all the dele
gates to the convention will remain in
the city, and should the operators re
fuse to admit the districts named the
conference will end until a session of
the convention of the miners is held
and the delegates will then be called
together to consider further action.
The ' operators, it is believed, will
firmly resist the demand of the miners
for the extension of the central com
petitive field by the admissions of the
district designated by them.
lltehell Attain Klected Chief.
The report of the tellers showed the
election of the following:
President John Mitchell.
Vice President T. L. Lewis.
Secretary-Treasurer W. B. Wilson.
Delegates to the American Federa
tion of Labor John P. Mitchell, T. L.
Lewis. W. B. Wilson. John Dempsey,
II. C. Perry, and John Fahey.
Delegates to the international min
ing congress in London John P.
iVJuie. Iowa, and T. L. Nichols, Penn
sylvania. PRESIDENT MADISON'S
GRANDDAUGHTER IS DEAD
Mrs. Rebecca Wagner Passes Away at
Toronto, Canada, Aged 104
Toronto. Ont., Jan. 24. Mrs. Rebec
ca Wagner died yesterday, aged 104.
She was a daughter of Humphrey May,
who married Sarah Madison, daughter
of President Madison, of the United
Doctor Hunting Drops Dead.
Pekin. 111., Jan. 24 Dr. W. O. Pow
ell, aged 55, a prominent physician and
postmaster of Mackinaw, 111., dropped
dead from heart disease while on a
hunting trip near that place yesterday
awakened every hour of the night by
her cries and prayers for death."
Could I-ettnllj- Chloroform Patlenta.
Miss Hall is a woman of wealth, and
is a member of a highly respectable
Cincinnati family. Her father, who
was an arctic explorer, died a few
Under the provisions of the bill ft
person of sound mind, who is sick
unto death and who is suffering un
bearable agony, can ask a physician to
administer an anesthetic until the pa
tient loses consciousness and dies. The
physician must consult with three oth
er physicians before administering the
drug, and also must admonish the pa
tient that certain death is. to follow.
The physician,- after death ensues,
must notify the coroner of all the facts
of the death in "signed statements.
SON FOLLOWS HIS FATHER
Oldest Son of Joseph Chamberlain
Elected to English Parliament.
London, Jan. 24. The east, or
Bromsgrove division of Worcestershire
has elected James Chamberlain, liberal
unionist, the eldest son of Joseph
Chamberlain, and former chancellor of
the exchequer, by the immense major
ity of over 4,000. The full returns are:
Liberals, 279; unionists, 124; Irish na
tionalists, 79; laborites, 43.
Illinois G. A. R. to Meet in May.
Galesburg, III., Jan. 24. The coun
cil of administration of the Illinois G.
A. R. met here yesterday and made ar
rangements for the next state encamp
ment of the Illinois Grand army. It
was decided to hold the convention
here May 22, 23, and 24.
French Cruisers Leave
Island of Trinidad
m ri n ntt m nw nnnnini r- I
A bLUUttAUt rUOOlbLt
Denied at Paris That Any Defi
nite Action Has Been
Port of Spain. Island of Trinidad,
24. The French cruisers Desaix
and Jurien de la Graviere have sailed
from here, presumably for La Guayrn,
Correspondence published at Cara
cas demonstrates, it is claimed, the
connivance of the French government
iu the Matos revolution. It is admit
ted that the fact that the French cable
company had been the French goven
ment's best news carrier justified the
action by the government against the
company. Hence tne position wnich
Venezuela assumed towards M. Taigny,
the former charge d'affaires of France
at Caracas, when in his protest, in be
half of the company he accused the
Venezuelan government of despoilin
the company, was correct, according
to the Venezuelan point of view.
Krnnee'a Conrne Not Determined.
Paris, Jan. 24. Further inquiries at
the foreign office confirm the state
ment made that a decision regarding
what action shall be taken towards
Venezuela has not been reached. It is
pointed out that entire accord exists
between France and the United States
and that when France is ready to move
it will be with the full knowledge and
approval of Washington. The officials,
however, decline to discuss the eventu
al intentions of the French govern
ment. Keportx of nioeknde.
The reports circulated to the effect
that a blockade has been ordered are
evidently founded on the statement re
ceived from Ambassador .Tusserand
ihat the United States will not oppose
a naval demonstration, coupled with
the dispatch from the Port of Spain
saying that the cruisers Desaix and
the Jurien de la Graviere had left there
for an unknown destination.
Algeciras Conference Adopts Rec
ommendations of Commit
tee on Contraband.
ECONOMIC QUESTIONS NEXT
Business Suspended Yesterday in Or
der to Do Honor to'King
Alfonso. .' -
Algeciras, Jan. 24. The - Moroccan
conference at its session today accept
ed all articles of the report of the com
mittee on contraband relating to the
prevention of trade in contraband arms
and passed to the consideration of
Honor the Klncr.
Algeciras, Spain, Jan. 24. The dele
gates to the Moroccan conference de
voted yesterday to a series of brilliant
events commemorating King Alfonso's
feast day. The Spanish, French, and
British squadrons in tlie harbor dis
played a full eomplemi-nt of colors.
and from daylight the warships and
land fortifications saluted.
The most spectacular, feature was
the official reception of the Spanish
minister for foreign affairs, the duke
of Almodovar, in honor of the dele
gates, affording for the first time an
opportunity for the representatives of
the many nations to assemble in the
gorgeous uniforms of their high diplo
matic military or naval ranks.
GEN. JOE WHEELER IS ILL
Veteran of Two Wars In Critical Con
dition at New. York.
New York, Jan. 24. Gen. Joseph
Wheeler, veteran and hero of the civil
and Spanish wars, is very ill in this
city. Gen. Wheeler contracted a cold
recently, and his condition is now seri
ous. Owing to tne advanced age or tne
distinguished patient, an unfavorable
outcome is feared.
Are 500 at Meeting.
Urbana, 111., Jan. 24. The coming of
200 additional delegates yesterday
brought the attendance at the conven
tion of corn growers and stockmen at
the University of Illinois up to 500.
Fanners are present from all parts of
for a limited monarchy
Held People Would Recognize No Oth
er Form of Government
St Petersburg Jan. 21. The atti
t,Kle of ,he Pple towards the mou
archy, showing that the peasant as
well as the soldier would be quick to
resent anything directed against the
person of the "Little Father," has beei
recognized by the constitutional demo
cratic convention now in session here
which, in spite of the objections of
many theoretical republican delegates
has incorporated In its platform
clause declaring that "Russia is a con-
stitutional parliamentary monarchy."
WlMlieil to I)ile" iMMue.
The republicans, though recognizing
that the acknowledgement of republi
ian claims would spell ruin for the
p:irty, wished to dodge the issue al
together, but the majority adopted tin
view of Professor IJadouin De Courte
nay, who said:
"Our demand for a republic would
lead to military rule, a dictatorship
nnrl ruin" u'pnmct civo nn ihi Hrwric
I, come out p,ainly and unequivocally
in favor of a monarchial form of gov
ernment. Our people will recognize no
Aim nt Word "Unlimited.
A change in the historic fundamental
position of Russian sovereignty is rec
ognized as necessary in the government
camp also, and the result of minister
ial conference on the subject will prob
ably be the issue shortly of a mani
festo eliminating the first article of
Russia's fundamental laws, namely
"The emperor's power is autocratic and
unlimited." doing away with the word
"unlimited" and thereby recognizing
the exercise of the rights of the na-
I tional assembly
OFFICERS IN DRESSES
SEEK ST. LOUIS STABBER
List of Victims of Mysterious Crank In
creased to Fourteen By Later
St. Louis. Mo., Jan. 24. Many police
detectives in women's clothing trav
ersed St. Louis streets last night in the
hope the mysterious young man who
stabbed a number of women. Monday
night would attack them. In addition
to these decoys, all other available pa
trolmen were placed about, the busier
streets and corners to capture the
crank In the event he should again ap
pear. The list of known victims is now
Increased to 14, and the police believe
there are others who have not reported
being attacked because of the unpleas
ant publicity they might receive.
Norfolk. Jan. 24. The International
Compress company's compress togeth
er with much stored cotton burned to
day. The loss is $250,000.
ROGERS ABir.lELEGH'S ARMOR BEARER
FOUND A $200,000 BRICK
Buried Loot of Quartz Mill Discovered
Albuquerque, X. M., Jan. 24. In dis
mantling the Elf Albemarle mill in the
.Temoz mountains, north of this city.
employes of the firm of Morris Bros.,
wrecking contractors, discovered hid
den under the foundations a big solid
gold brick, supposed to be worth about
$200,000. It is .supposed to have been
stolen and hidden there by some form
er employe of the mill, when the mill
was in operation It) years ago. The
contractors have been taking out the
machinery to ship to the United Verde
mine In Arizona. Great secrecy has
been preserved about the discovery,
but the fact of the find at last leaked
BOY ASLEEP STOPS TRAIN
Unconsciously Moves Air Pipe With
Foot With Riding Buffer.
Kimberly, South Africa, Jan. 24. -A
train running between Orange Rive
and Kimberly stopped suddenly with
out any apparent cause. On investiga
tion a boy was found sitting on a buf
fer, fast asleep. He had unconsciously
moved the vacuum brake pipe with his
foot, allowing the air to escape, and
thus stopping the train.
Lord Mayor of Dublin.
Dublin, Jan. 24. Joseph Patrick
Nannetti. member of parliament in the
Irish nationalist interest for the college
division of Dublin, and the chief com
positor of the Freeman's Journal, was
yesterday elected lord mayor of Dublin.
WORLD'S AUTO REC
ORD TWICE BROKEN
Marriott Lowers Time for Mile to
31 4-5 Seconds Fast Going at
Ormond, Fla., Jan. 24. The world's
record for a mile was broken twice
yesterday in the opening events of the
international automobile event. Roth
falls taken out of the old record were
by Marriott, who lowered its first to
32 1-5 seconds, but that mark did not
last through the afternoon. In a later
event the same driver lowered his own
time to 31 4-5 seconds for the mile.
Marriott's first record was made in
a freak racer in the first preliminary
heat for the Dewar trophy, which be
won, with Earp second. His second
record came out of the mile race for
steam racers and was made in a cigar
shaped car. Marriott also won the fin
al heat for the Dewar trophy, with
Cedrino second. The winner's time in
the final was :33 and Cedrino's was :38.
Lancia won the heavyweight cham
pionship race for gasoline cars, dis
tance one mile, in :37. Fletcher was
second in :37 3-5.
RUNNING 65 MILES
TRAIN IS WRECKED
Fourteen Injured When Santa Fe Lim
ited Strikes Local at dan
Los Angeles. Jan. 24. Fourteen per
sons were slightly injured in a col
lision yesterday at Glander, between a
Santa Fe limited westbound train and
a local train. All the injured were
passengers on the local. The limited
was running C5 miles an hour when
the collision occurred.
KILLS SLAYER OF HUSBAND
Widow Fires Six Shots at Murderer,
Five Taking Effect.
Memphis. Tenn., Jan. 24. A special
dispatch received by the Commercial
Appeal from Marks, Miss., says that
W. B. Fairless was shot and killed at
Marks yesterday by Mrs. E. B. Whit-
ten, the widow of a man whom Fairless
killed several months ago at Essex, in
the same county. Mrs. Whit ten enter
ed a store as Fairless was leaving.
Seeing Fairless she emptied her pistol
at him. five of the bullets taking effect
He died almost instantly.
Illinois Clay Workers Meet.
Champaign. 111., Jan. 24. The 28th
annual convention of the Illinois Clay
Workers' association commenced yes
terday afternoon. The meeting is a
celebration of the. establishment of the
department of clay workers at the uni
versity. The committee appointed to
look after a clay workers' school re
cently established at the University of
llilnois reported good progress. The
speakers at this evening's session in
cluded H. F. Bain, state geological sur
vey; Walter Pratt. Earleville; Frof. C.
W. Rolfe, Walter Attner, Belleville.
WII.I.IAM AI.I.KN WIIITi: DHAWS
KTKIKIMi COM PA II ISO I1KKOHK
KMI't: AMI t'OIIK CM II.
Kansas City. Mo., Jan. 24. William
Allen White, of Kansas, the author and
editor of the Emporia Gazette, Miss
Ida Tarbtll of New York, and Prof.
Martin C. Brumbaugh of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania were the guests
of honor here last night and delivered
addresses at the monthly dinner of the
Knife anil Fork club. Miss Tarbell
spoke on "Commercial Machiavelism,"
dealing with Standard Oil and other
Mnki-M Chnraeterlntie Tnlk.
Mr. White made a characteristic
talk on "Present Social and Political
Movements." and said:
"The fight for recognition of the
partnership of society is started, and
honest citizens, both rich and poor,
are enlisted against the Abimelech of
aggrandized capital, which sets itself
up as prince in Israel and no mat
ter who began it, at the close of thl3
contest, we shall hear Abimelech say
to Ma armor bearers, after the up
per millstone has hit bis head and
broken it: 'Draw thy sword and kill
me, that men may not say a woman
Mar Be- II- H. Hcer.
"Without for a moment desiring to
be captious, without wishing to make
any unpleasant comparison, one is con
strained to wonder if Abimelech did
not pick out H. H. Rogers as his dead
ly armor bearer, and wonder further if
the sarcasm which he flourished at
Missouri's attorney general may not be
the blade by which Abimelech shall
Long Debated Measure
Carries by Vote of
192 to 165
TO GIVE ISLE OF PINES
Senate Committee Favors the
Treaty Yielding All Rights
Washington, Jan. 24. The statehood
resolution was adopted by a vote of
192 to 165.
To Cede lle f Pine.
Washington. Jan. 24. The senate
committee on foreign relations today
voted to report a treaty with Cuba, ced
ing the Isle of Pines to that republic.
The treaty was not amended.
I pbolil F.lKht Hour Rule.
Washington, Jan. 24. The eight hour
law cannot be abrogated for work on
the Panama canal and the canal com
missioners cannot receive addltionjl
compensation besides salaries as com
missioners. These two changes tn tne urgent de
ficiency appropriation bill, now under
consideration in the house, was the net
result of yesterday's session. Innum
erable amendments seeking to perfect
the bill as to canal purchases, purchas
es of coal for the navy, etc., consumed
time in discussion, but met defeat when
a vote was taken. When the session
ended, about half of the bill had been
considered. It will be laid aside to
day, when the statehood bill is tn
be brought in and have the right of
way until disposed of. Two amend
ments which prevailed in the bill were
secured with discussion.
Ont On Point of Order.
The eight hour day provision went
out on a point of order as "new legis
lation," made hy Mr. Williams, the mi
nority leader, and immediately sustain
ed by Mr. Sherman in the chair. The
limitation of salaries of commission
ers was offered by Mr. Fitzgerald, of
New York, and accepted by the com
mittee. Mr. Dearmond, of Missouri,
offered a number of amendments,
which had as their object the requir
ing of European competition in the
purchase of canal supplies.
Amendment Are Defeated.
Each amendment went out by repub
lican votes on the statement of Mr.
Tawney, chairman of the appropria
tions committee, that this competition
was secured now, and without the ex
pense of maintaining purchasing
agents and advertising in Europe. Tho
bids of the European manufacturers,
he said, were accepted now and these
manufacturers had their agents in
American cities, and were kept in
touch with the demand of the commis
sion. Inauritenfa Claim (ialna.
Washington. Jan. 24. Thirty-four re
publican statehood "insurgents- held
a caucus yesterilay and outlined tneir
fight against the Hamilton bill. TbJ
is the largest number of republican
members at an anti-Joint statehood
meeting, and Mr. Babcock. Mr. Mon
dell and other leaders of the fight
against the Hamilton bill, say that it
shows their strength Is increasing as
the fight approaches. The insurgent
leaders now claim CO republican vote:
against the proposed rule to prevent
the amending of the Hamilton bill, and
say there is no truth In the rumor that
democrats are leaving the city and
have been induced to remain away, ho
they cannot vote with the democratic
organization which Is In harmony with
the republican insurgents and want
to prevent the admission of New Mex
ico and Arizona as one state.
Spnonrr In tne Senate.
For more than three hours Mr.
Spooner occupied the time of the sen
ate in explanation and defense of the
course of the administration relative
to the Moroccan conference at Alge
ciras, Spain, and in connection with
Santo Iomingo. The sixjech was de
livered to crowded galleries and to a
well filled senate and received careful
attention. It was In effect a response
to Mr. Bacon and Mr. Tillman, and Its
purpose was to justify the president '
acts in both matters.
NO WATER IN STANDPIPES
Condition at Burned West Hotel
Brought Out at an Inquest.
Minneapolis. Jan. 24. There was no
water in the West hotel Btandplpes on
the morning of the Are that claimed
11 lives. This fact was established by
James Wood and Arthur Atwater, em
ployes, of the hotel. In their testimony
before the coroner's Jury which con
vened in the grand Jury room in the
courthouse to formally investigate the
death of J. S. Peislnger, who was kill
ed by Jumping from the so vest h floor.