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VOL. XLV.- NO. 14,081.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANTJARY 24, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ON THE ROCKS
AI CLOO OSE
'Strikes Base of High Cliff
in Fog at Midnight Off
Straits of Fuca.
MANY LOST IN FIRST CRASH
Survivors on the Wreck Are
in Great Peril of the
BOAT REACHES CAPE BEALE
Steamers Queen and Salver
Hurrying to the Rescue.
SAD SCENES ON VESSEL
Child Drops Into Raging; Water as
Mother Tries lo Give It to Hus
band in Boat Two Men
. on. .Narrow Ledge.
BRIEF STORV OF WRECK.
The Valencia was takirfg the place
of th' steamer City of Puebla, re
cently disabled, on the run from San
Francisco to Pugot Sound and north
ern ports. She left San Francisco
The steamer carried a pawsenger
list of 1)4 and a crew of 00. A num
ber have boon drowned and those on
the wreck arc in great peril from
a heavy yea.
Mining her course in a foe, the '
vcf.el piled up on the rocks at the
foot of a cliff on Vancouver Island,
near Cloo Ose. Ave or six miles from
Carmanah Point, 65 milos from Vic
toria, n. C. at midnight. Monday.
A boatload of survivors brought
word of the disaster to Cape Beale.
on Vancouver Island, at the southern
fide of the entrance to Barclay
Sound, 120 miles from Victoria.
The Ktamer Queen and wrecking
steamer Salvor left for the scene of
the wreck Tuesday afternoon.
VICTORIA. B. C. Jan. 23.-(4:30 P. M.)
The steamer Valencia, which was en
route to Victoria from San Francisco with
?4 passengers and a crew of 00, went
ashore at midnight last night during a
thick fog. at Cloo 0.e. near Carmanah
Point, and a large number were drowned
when attempting to leave the ship. The
steamer is on the rocks against a high
cliff, and is likely to go to pieces at any
One boat's crew readied Cape Beale at 3
o'clock this afternoon, and nine men got
ashore near the telegraph huts, about 15
mile from the lighthouse.
Two men are prisoners on the face of
the cliff near 'which the steamer went
ashore, and cannot get up the cliff nor re
turn to the wreck. The sea will probably
reach them when the tide Is high.
Some painful scenes arc reported. One
woman dropped her child into the sea
when trying to hand It to. lier husband,
who was in one of the boats.
When tho boat's crow left there was a
little boy running about tho deck crying
for his mother, who wag among those
There are still about 125 persons on the
wreck, with almost certain death staring
them In tho face.
The steamer Queen, which arrived here
at 4:30 P. M. from Seattle, landed her pas
sengers and left at once for the scone of
the wreck. She should reach the scene
of the wrick In a few hours. Urgent
messages arc being received for assist
ance. Git EAT AVI KB WAS BLOWING
Valencia Was Probably Driven Off
Her Course In Storm.
VICTORIA. B. C. June 23. (6:50 P. M.)
The meteorological station reports that
a gale has been in progress on the Island
coast for two days. Reports from the
mouth of the Columbia this afternoon
were that the wind was blowing there SO
miles an hour. Off Vancouver Island a
velocity of 40 miles an hour was reported.
A tremendous sea sweeps In on the rocks
near Cape Beale In heavy weather, with
Captain James Gaudin agent of marine,
who received the first message of the dis
aster from the llghtkeeper at Carmanah.
when asked his opinion of the probable
scene of the wreck, said It was probably,
as far as he could Judge from dispatches,
at Pachena Bay, which is about half way
between Cloo Ose and Cape Beale. Sep
arating these two points is a stretch of
coast line probably ten miles long.
Slightly nearer Cape Beale than Cloo Ose
ia a bay .kn-ewn as Pachena, at the en
trance to which are the notorious Sea
bird rocks; on which the .steamer MJchi
gan was wrecked about ten-years ago.
Captain Gaudin believes it was on these
rocks that the Valencia struck.
The rocks stand out bold and treach
erous, and as they stand where both cur
rent and wind seem to .concentrate their
greatest force from the -Pacific, a landing,
unless under most favorable circum
stances, would appear Impossible. If the
ship came to grief in 'this locality she
would be nearer Cape Beale than Cloo
Ose, which accounts for the survivors
"In the absence of information." said
Captain Gaudin, "It is difficult to con
jecture what brought the steamer from
her course, but. in my opinion,, the
strong southeasterly gale blowing at the
rate of TO miles an hour, as tho reports
state, and the great curront which sweeps
toward the coast, were responsible for
driving the steamer from her course.
It is expected that the steamer Queen
City, which usually calls at Carmanah
and Cape Beale on her voyages, will ar
rive about 6 o'clock at the scone of the
wreck of tho Valencia and will bo the
first vessel to lend assistance. She left
here at midnight.
The tug Czar, sent by the Canadian
Pacific Railroad, with an Admiralty Mar
shal on board, to libel the schooner M-
Turner, towed Into Kuyquot by the Queen
City on her last trip, also left in the
early morning. She will probably also
arrive at the wreck In the afternoon un-
(Concluded on rge 5.)
PASSENGER LIST OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. C3. Following Is a list of tho passengers on
J. S. WIDMBR.
J. F. NELEY.
N. H. ANDERSON.
MISS VAN WVCK.
ALICE STOLTENBERG AND TWO
F. T. FONDO.
G. W. TAYLOR AND WIFE.
C. A. LOBAN.
MRS. W. C. ROSENBERGER.
MISS I. SHAVE.
D. N. PETERS.
MRS. D. D. STEWART.
MISS J. C. THOMPSON.
A. T. RALPH.
G. J-J. JESSE. .
MRS. E. BODERTSCHER.
THEODORE SHREVE. .
PETER GLUBE. '
J. E. LUCAS.
J. T. DOHRTY.
P. T. CAMPBELL.
J. B. SHANNON.
S. E. DAWSON.
G. P. NORDSTROM AND WIFE.
T. J. CAMPBELL AND' WIFE.
C. A. COSETTE.
LIST OF STEAMER'S OFFICERS
CAPTAIN. O. M. JOHNSON.
FIRST OFFICER. W. HOLMES.
SECOND OFFICER. P. PETERSON.
THIRD OFFICER. J. H. CAMERON.
FOURTH OFFICER, A. A. BERG.
PURSER. J. J. O'FARRELL.
FREIGHT CLERK. F. LEHN.
ASSISTANT FREIGHT CLERK, E.
CHIEF ENGINEER. W. DOWNING.
CTEAMER VAUENCTA. WHICH
J i , .,, , ,, .
Insurgents Now Claim Enough
Votes to Carry Amend
ments to Bill.
WASHINGTON MEN REvoLT
Opponents of Joint Statehood Expect
to Defeat Rule Forbidding Any
-Amendments Both Sides
Lining Up Forces.
"WASHINGTON. Jan. 38. Thirty-four
Republican statehood "Insurgents" hold
a caucus today in Representative Bab
cock's comnilttee-room and outlined thoir
fight against the Hamilton bill. This is
H. T. TELGMAN.
W. C. MERLE.
H. L. HOELSCHER.
J. J. DUSEL.
MISS W. COLE.
CHARLES SAM A EL.
G. NONENB ACKER.
F. F. BUNKER AND WIFE.
G. D. HARADEN.
J. B. GRAHAM.
MATTIE D. IIARRADEN.
W. S. HUME.
For Tacoma. '
W. M. OGLE AND WIFE.
J. II. HERAKAMPER.
D. DAI LEY.
W. A. BEAN. ,
M. S. SMITH.
FIRST ASSISTANT ENGINEER.
SECOND ASSISTANT ENGINEER,
THIRD ASSISTANT ENGINEER.
R. M. NEISON.
CHIEF STEWARD. J. E. HOD
DINNOTT. SECOND STEWARD. N. H. CAMPBELL.
- . I ! ct v. T
WAS WRECKED NEAR CAPE 8 KALE WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ENTER THE STRAIT
tho largest number of Republican mem
bers that has bcn at the anti-Joint state
hood meeting. arfiT'Babcock. Mondell and
other leaders of the fight against the
Hamilton bTll sat it shows their strength
is increasing as the struggle approaches,
The "Insurgent" leaders now, claim 60
Republican votes against the proposed
rule, to prevent amending 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, so that they cannot vote with the
Democratic organization, which is in
harmony with the Republican Insurgents
and wants to prevent the admission of
New Mexico and- Arizona as one state.
Williams Gathers Forces.
Democrats who are out of the city are
being summoned by Representative Will
iams, leader of the minority, to return
in time to oppose the anti-amendment
rule. Although the Democrats had no
statehood caucus, their position has been
plainly ouUlncd by Williams and the Dem
ocratic members of the territories com
mittee made a minority report so strong
ly in opposition to the Hamilton bill that
no Democratic member is expected to
desert his party's stand on the issue, pro
viding he is in the House when the vote
Lloyd, the Democratic whip, said to
night that he expects to be able to have
at least 135 Democrats in the House to
morrow to vote against the rule prevent
ing amendments to the Hamilton bill.
Vanduscr of Nevada Is at home on ac
count of illness In his family, and Hearst
and Cockran. both of New York, Mc
Dcrmott of New Jersey and Hill and
Bynl. both of Mississippi, arc Democrats
who will not be here. Nearly 23 Repub
licans are out of the city and both forces
are working hard to gather in the ab
sentees. Close Vote Is Expected.
Although the "insurgents" say they feel
sure they will have plenty of votes, more
THE STATEHOOD FIGHT.
The divlMon on the Hateheed bill
arises on the question whether Ari
zona and New.- Mexico shall be ad
mitted as onstate without the op
tion of voting on the union, or shall
be allowed to vote separately en
union with each other, or shall be
admitted each a a separate state
The Speaker and Republican lead
er In the. IIous and Senate, to
gether with the President, favor
Joint statehood without atlowlng the
two territories to vote on union.- The
insurgent In the Republican ranks
favor one or th other of the two
alternative mentioned. The Demo
'crats are with the insurgents.
The Hamilton bill provides for
Joint statehood without option. The
leaders in the House propose a rule
allowing no amendments, the adop
tion of which rule wotj4 shut out
either alternative-. The lsue will be
Joined on the aJt&fKion t .tola- rule.
If It sh'eutd be aefeatcd. Joint state
hood will almou certainly be de
feated. conservative members- of the anti-Joint
statehood force admit that six of these
votes may fall them, but that under no
condition can they fail to have low; than
50 votes against the rule. This number Is
sufficient to defeat the Republican or
ganization. If It docs not succeed In
rallying most of its absentees.
WASHINGTON 3IEN INSURGENTS
Members Oppose Joint Statehood.
Humphrey Resists President.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Jan. 23. Representatives Jones.
Cushman and Humphrey, of Washington,
will tomorrow vote with the Insurgents
on the rule governing consideration of
the joint statehood bill. From the first
(Concluded' on Pace 5.)
BROUGHT TO RUIN
By ILL STREET
Mann Tells What Caused Him
to Become Editor of
VANDERBILT HIS -FRIEND
Got Loan From Ryan on Whitney's
Recommendation Rich Men
Who Refused to Subscribe,
for "Fads and Fancies."
NEW YORK. Jan. 23.-CoIoncl E. D.
Mann, editor of Town Topics, was re
called to the witness'-stand todny when
the trial of Norman Hapgood. editor of
Colliers' Weekly, on a charge of criminal
libel, was resumed. The charge Is
brought by Justice Joseph M. Deuel, a
stockholder in Town Topics.
A copy of Town Topics issued in 1S90
was shown tho witnoss. who denied that
Abraham H Hummel, tho lawyer, had
consulted him about an unpleasant para
graph in that Issue of the paper. Colonel
Mann then told of the beginning of his
connection with Town Topics and how W.
K. Vanderbilt came to be a stockholder
of the paper. Colonel Marm said:
"In 1S73 I was connected with the Pull
man Car Company. When the crisis came
In Wall street, or. I might say, the con
spiracy. I found myself suddenly changed
from being a millionaire to owning not a
dollar and being JICO.OOO In debt. It was
at this time I became interested in Town
Topics, and I went to W. K. Vanderbilt
and asked him for a loan. I think he
gave me about S5.CC0. I told Mr. Van
derbilt that I wished to get out of debt.
and wanted him to help me. Ho told me
that what I owed him I need not worry
about. I sent to Mr Vanderbilt and told
him I needed more money, and I asked
him to take some Town Topics stock as
collateral security. Later he returned my
notes and the stock and said he did not
care to loan me any more money, but he
said lie hoped I would get on."
Asked how he came to be sufficiently
well acquainted with J. P. Morgan to
borrow from hm without security,
Colonel Mann -aId:
"I met and knew his father. I think I
know him well enough to ask him."
No Trouble With Ryan.
"Will you tell the jury." said District
Attorney Jerome, "what reason there" was
for Thomas F. Ryan to lend you JIO.00O?"
"Well, that was three or four years ago.
As I remember, Mr. Whitney Introduced
me to Mr. Ryan. He said I was a friend
of his. He said: 'Mr. Mann Is a gentle
man and an honest man. and any time you
can do anything for him or lend him any
money. I want you to do It.
"I did not sec Mr. Ryan again for some
time. When I asked him to lend me the
money and offered shares as collateral.
3Ir. Ryan said he would take the matter
under consideration. Next time I called
on Mr. Ryan he said: 'I do not want the
shares, but I will lend you the J10.0CO.
Give me your note and I will give you
the money. "
Clarence Jones, the witness said, loaned
Colonel Mann was then questioned by
James W. Osborn, of counsel for Mr.
"Do you remember the scandalous para
graphs written about E. C. Jones?" tho
"I do not.' '
Before and After Taking.
"After you got the 510,000. did you write
"Possibly then and possibly before; why
should I not?'
"Why. of course, after you got the
money." said Mr. Osborne.
Colonel Mann left the witness stana at
Edwin J. Yorkman. a reporter, was the
OK JUAN DK FUCA. THE
next witness. He said Justice Deuel told
him that he (Deuel) was the owner of
Town Topics. The witness said that the
Justice also said that, when Colonel Mann
was away, he (Deuel) was the edltor-ln-
chlef. "and that at all times he was con
suited by Colonel Mann.
Lehr,- the witness, said, called on Colonel
Mann; who afterward- told the witness
that Lehr should not have been treated so
badly and told the. witness to see Lehr
and get him to pay the subscription to
"Fads and Fancies." Lehr. however, re
fused. Witness said to Lehr that he
(Wooster) was interested In Lehr's sub
scription.to the extent of $200. and Lehr
gave him a check for that amount. The
witness said .that pleasant stories were
.then printed about Lehr for a time, but
later the unpleasant ones reappeared.
wooster continued his testimony after
reecss, stating that Colonel Mann told him
he was not to exploit the columns of
Town Topics for the purpose or getting
subscriptions to "Fads and Fancies."
The witness said he had asked Bishop
cotter to subscribe, to "Fads and Fan
cles." meeting him In Washington.
Tho witness said that the price for a
small paragraph In "America's Smart
Set' was $230, and for an extensive write
Among 60 persons who, he said, paid for
cemg written up In this publication.
(Concluded on Pane 4.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
cklfai a .Maximum temperature, 36
dep.: minimum. 30. Precipitation. 0.38 of
TODAY'S Occasional rain
American delegates act as peacemakers at.
Algeciras. Page I.
France not read- to whip Castro. Page 4.
Csar will chanse his title to ptcase democ
racy, rase 1.
jiod tortures and robs Jews at Kishineff.
insursenta claim majority against Joint
iiidicuoua. -raire I.
apooner uetends Roosevelt's action on Mo
rocco and hanto Domingo. Pae S
All Washington Representatives Join lnaur-
scms. -rage i.
jaurion renews pledge of aid to fnlnmhis
jeny. i-age a.
House committee unanimous on rate bill
House decides for eight-hour law on canal
anu cuts ore Bishop's perquisites, rage 3,
Colonel Mann tells more about how he got
muney ior lown lopics. I'age 1
Splendid gift of France to Miss Roosevelt.
.Mill tries to get rid of Ilarrlman hfnr
cumng Dig meion. rage
uisinci Attorney tears to pjeces packers'
ciaim io immunity, rage
Tacoma baseball franchise wilt go to some
,aniornia own. rage 14.
Marriott breaks mile record In automobile
SfMmcr Valencia piles up on rooks near
entrance to Straits of Fuca. Tage J.
Trial of Dora Jennings delayed by Illness of
jurors, rage a.
Mayor of Tumwater Is divorced from wife of
nis ioousn nays, i'age v.
Clackamas County farmer says sons made
uim uruiiK. io get nis iana. rage o.
Six important decisions In Oregon Supreme
uuuru J age v.
Commercial and .Marine.
Local hop market holds Its own. Tag 15.
Heavy receipts of Oregon potatoes at San
rrancisco. rage 13.
Bear raid in stock market. Page 13.
Chicago wheat market lacks support.
Strong demand for territory wools at Boa
ton. Page 15.
Steamer F. A. Kilburn disappears in mys
terious manner oft the bar. rage It.
Steamer Olympian meets with her first acci
dent on way to New York. Page 14.
Big log raft goes adrift. Page 14.
Fortland and Vicinity.
Technical fight against North-Bank road's
entry into Portland begins in court.
Site proposed for bridge for Portland &
Seattle Railroad will be Inspected by rort
of Portland Commissioners. Page 11.
Colored prisoner in County Jail tries to end
his life by cutting wrists with scissors be
cause his wife failed to call on him.
Saloonkeeper Instructed by Judge Cameron
that policemen have the right to enter
hja place. Page 10.
Wallula Pacific secretary refuses to talk In
suit at Vancouver. Page 11.
Detective Murphy accused of arresting a
man because he would not promise to
-vote for Chamberlain, Lane and other
Democrats. Page 10.
Owl saloon raided and arrests made for pool.
selling. Page t.
Chinese celebrate their New Year. Page 16.
Council committee favors granting franchises
with low tolls to power and light com
.panies. Page 16.
Rabbi Abrahamson held up and robbed.
THE LOCATION OF CAfX BEALE.
BOATS SMASH ON
SIDE OF VESSEL
Women and Children
VALENCIA FILLS VERY FAST
Driven as Far Ashore as Pos
sible When Sinking.
WATER OVER MAIN DECK
"When Boat's Crew Leaves Tor Help
"What -Was Left or Passengers
Were Huddled Together on
the Saloon Deck.
SURVIVORS AT CArE BEALE.
VICTORIA. Jan. 23. (10:J0 P. 31.)
The survivors of the Valencia who
reached Cape Beale on one of the
Valencia's boats were: T. J. Mc
Carthy, boatswain: Charles Brown.
Thomas Shields. John Monk. W. Gos
Hn and T. Lampson.
VICTORIA. B. C. Jan, 23.-U0 P. M.) A
special from Cape Beale states that when
the steamer Valencia left San Francisco,
at 11 A. M. Saturday, the weather was
clear, but since has been thick, and Cap
tain Johnson had consequently to navi
gate by reckoning. The officers of the
steamer thought they were near Umatilla
Reef lightship when the vessel drove In
on the Vancouver Island coast. Sound
ings has been taken, 20 fathoms having
been secured a few minutes before the
When she hit the rocks her engines were
reversed, and the steamer succeeded in
backing off Into deep water. She imme
diately began to fill, so quickly that the
engineers, and firemen were driven from
the engJne-room. Before leaving- their
posts the engineers put the engines
full speed ahead in obedience to orders
from the bridge, taking- the only
chance to save the lives of those
When the six survivors who have ar
rived at Cape Beale left the Valencia she
was lying head-on to the sea. and was
out CO yards from the high bluff on shore,
with the water over her main deck. What
were left of the passengers (and a large
number had been previously drowned)
were huddled on the saloon deck.
When the boats were lowered, soon after
the vessel was-driven Into the shore after
she began to sink, there was a great los3
of life. The boats filled with women and
children were smashed against tho side
of the steamer and all in them were lost.
The lights had gone out by this time.
and the crew could not see to work. Seven
boats and three life rafts were lowered.
Only two of them have been heard from.
There were thought to be about 100 per
sons still on the wreck, and the survivors
who reached Cape Beale say at least 50
were drowned alongside the steamer be
fore they left.
The boatswain and five seamen were sent
to secure assistance, and are the only ones
that reached Cape Beale, arriving thera
about 3 o'clock.
LITTLE HOPJE FOR SURVIVORS
Wind Has Veered and Southwest
Gale Springs "Up.
VICTORIA. B. C. Jan. 23. Tonight
it is reported from Carmanah that a
southwest gale Is starting; which had
been blowing- from the southeast, having-
chopped around. A message from
the Vancouver Island coast tonight
"It is feared that there is little hope
for those who remain on the Valencia
tonight, for she may break: up in the
Lineman Logan has gone from Cape
Beale to the scene of the wreck, to en
deavor to lend all assistance possible
QUEEN" CITY MISSES WRECK
Weather Is Very Thick and Nasty
Sea Is Running.
VICTORIA. B. C. Jan. 21. TTn tn irt
o'clock efforts to secure further details"
from Cape Beale of the wreck of the Va
lencia have been unavailing. Three steam
ers are on the way. The steamer Queen
City, which left here, early this morning;
passed the wreck without sighting her.
The weather was thick at that time.
Captain Townsend. of the Queen City,
telephoned from Bamfleld Creek, asking
if he should return to the wreck, but was
ordered to proceed on his voyage, as
other steamers are on the way. He re
ported the gale increasing from the south
east, with a nasty sea running near Cape
Beale, which he rounded this afternoon.
SALVOR IS SENT TO WRECK
Steamer With Appliances Leaves Vic
toria in Afternoon.
VICTORIA. B. C., Jan. 3. Tlie wrecking
steamer Salvor left this aftenaeaa to as
Mist the w recked jatea in ValMoia 8hs
to la a. bad ptecjj