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THE 3I0RXIXG OREGOXIAN, WEDNESDAY, JAXUABY 24, 1906.
UNITE ON RATE BILL
Parties Agree on Unanimous
Report to House,.
HEPBURN YIELDS POINT
His Measure Accepted by Democrats.
When He Incorporates Some of
AVill Influence Senate.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. After a confer
ence lasting all the afternoon, the House
committee on Interstate and foreign com
merce today agreed upon a rate bill to be
known as the Hepburn bill and to be re
ported to the House with the unanimous
recommendation of the 18 members of the
committee. In the main the bill is the
original Hepburn bill, but a number of
concessions were made to the Democrats,
and their ideas as set forth In the Davey
bill were freely incorporated In the per
Chairman Hepburn was congratulated
by all the members of his committee on
the drafting of a bill upon which the two
parties could agree, and the members of
the committee assert confidence that the
successful outcome of their long confer
once will have marked effect upon the at
titude of the Senate toward the measure.
Accept Democratic Provision.
Hepburn and other Republicans agreed
to accept the wording of the Democratic
bill in the provision for the fixing of the
maximum rate. The amendment which
was accepted provides that the commis
sion shall fix a just, reasonable and fairly
remunerative rate, which shall be the
maximum rate." It was maintained by
the Democrats that under the original
Hepburn wording the commission was re
quired to fix the highest of the "Just, reas
onable and fairly remunerative" rates. In
case there were several such rates. Hep
burn and the Republicans do not believe
there Js any difference In the two word
ings, but were perfectly willing to accept
the language of the Davey bill.
The amended bill also provides for seven
members of the Interstate Commerce
Commission, instead of nine, as was pro
vided in the original Hepburn bill.
Another amendment incorporated at the
request of the Democrats provides that in
cases where no damages are assessed the
commission may simply state its conclu
sion and need not set forth its findings.
Kates SUuul for Three Years.
A section of the Davey bill requiring
that the Attorney-General in appealed
cases shall tile the certificate necessary
to expedite tlip hearing was incorporated
in the amended bill. Another amendment
provides that orders of the commission
shall continue in force for three years
No existing cases are to be affected by
the bill, and all laws relating to wit
nesses and the conducting of hearings be
fore the commission are to be continued.
Hepburn expects to make a favorable re
Iiort on the bill to the House tomorrow
and expresses confidence that the measure
will be considered by the House within a
CONTINUES EIGHT -HOUR LAW
House Also Knocks Out Perquisites
of Canal Commission.
"WASHINGTON. Jan. 23. The eight
hour law cannot be abrogated for work
on the Panama Canal and canal com
missioners cannot receive additional
compensation beside their salaries as
commissioners. These two changes'ln
the urgent deficiency appropriation bill
now under consideration by the House
was the net result of today's session.
Innumerable amendments seeking to
perfect the bill as to canal ground pur
chases, purchases 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 tomorrow, when the
statehood bill is to be brought in and
to have the right of way until disposed
The two amendments which pre
vailed in the bill were secured without
discussion. The eight-hour day pro
vision went out on a point of order as
"new legislation," made by Williams,
the minority leader, and immediately
sustained by Sherman In the chair.
The limitation of the salaries of com
missioners was offered by Fitzgerald
of New York and accepted by the com
mittee. De Armond of Missouri offered
a number of amendments which had as
their object the requiring of European
competition in the purchase of canal
supplies. Each amendment went out
by Republican votes on the statement
of Tawney. chairman of the appropria
tions committee, that this competition
was secured now and without the ex
pense ' of maintaining purchasing
agents In Europe. Bids of European
manufacturers, he said, were acceptca
now and those manufacturers had
their agents In American cities and
were kept in touch with the demands
of the commission.
One amendment provides that no
member of the Canal Commission shall
be paid any compensation in addition
to his salary as commissioner. This
was for the purpose of preventing the
allowance of additional compensation
to J. B. Bishop, as acting secretary oi
the commission in addition to being a
member of the commission.
Naval Maneuvers in Europe.
NEW YORK, Jan. 23. A cable dis
patch to the Herald from Algiers says:
The oruisers Brooklyn, Tacoma, Chat
tanooga and Galveston, under command
of Admiral Sigsbee, which arrived
from Tangier at 10 o'clock yesterday
morning, will remain until Saturday,
when they will leave for Vlllefranche.
On the way here from Tangier Ad
miral Sigsbee put the vessels through
practical evolutions, forerunners of a
more extensive programme to be car
ried out when a suitable occasion oc
curs. Several of the boats' crew are In al
most daily practice for the boatrace
to be held In the quiet waters of Ville
franche If possible. The Brooklyn crew
is handicapped by the loss of the fine
new racing cutter that was swept
away in a storm on the recent east
ward voyage across the Atlantic.
Progress of Drydock Dewey.
WASHINGTON Jan. 23. Rear-Admiral
Dunlap, Commandant of the naval station
at San Juan, Porto Rico, under" date of
yesterday, sent the following cablegram
to the Navy Department regarding the
"Later Information from the Maine gives
position of the drydock Dewey at mid
night, 20th Inst., as latitude 2$, longitude
44.6 minutes. Hosley reports Caesar bur
led seaman, dead of berl-beri."
Elkins Hate Bill Discussed.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. The Senate
committee on Interstate commerce to
day discussed the Elklns rate, bill, fol
lowing the plan adopted for the con
sideration of the several measures j
pending before the committee. The J
discussion was not conciuuea ana win
be resumed Friday.
Wants $2,000,000 for Militia.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 23. The National
Guard Association today reaffirmed Its
approval of the bill pending In the Sen
ate and House, carrying an annual ap
propriation of J2.000.000 to Increase the
efficiency of the militia and to promote
Sends Sympathy to Brazil.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. Immediately
upon receipt of official news of the de
struction of the Brazilian batttleshlp
Aquldaban. Secretary Bonaparte sent a
cablegram to the Brazilian Minister of
Marine extending sympathy.
DRAW LINES ON STATEHOOD
(Continue From Pane I.)
these three men have been convinced that
joint statehood for Arizona and New
Mexico is unwise, particularly as Ari
zona Is overwhelmingly opposed to ad
mission with New Mexico and Is willing
to remain a territory rather than come
Into the Union under such circumstances.
The Washington men arc insurgents sole
ly because they believe the insurgent
causo is right, and not from any desire
to break with the House leaders.
That they are firmly convinced of the
righteousness of their position was shown
today when Mr. Humphrey was sum
moned to the White House and brought
upon the carpet by President Roosevelt,
as" many other insurgents had been be
fore him. Mr. Humphrey told the Presi
dent he was very sorry to have to vote
against a measure which the President
was supporting. He would like very
much to support the President and the
House leaders, but there was a question
in his mind of right and wrong, and he
was firmly convinced that Joint statehood
would be a rank injustice to Arizona. For
that reason he was unwilling to change
his position and so informed the Presi
dent. As he left the White House, Mr. Hum
"I'd like to vote for it to please the
President, but I am opposed to state
hood in any form for those territories
and will have to vote against the bill.
The President has always been very kind
to me. and I'd like to sec my way clear
to help him, but I think the bill is dead
and sec no reason to change my views."
Hermann, who Ls under special obliga
tions to the Spoakcr for having been
allowed to "take the oath, is expected to
vote for Joint statehood In part pavment
for recent favors.
(Continued From rase 1.)
less her master keeps too far seaward to
see the wreck.
The steamer Queen, which loft at 5
P. M., will arrive In all probability at
the Valencia before the wrecking steamer
Salvor, which left before her, but is a
HUNDRED REPORTED DROWNED
Lighthouse-Keeper at Cnrmanali
Files the First Telegram.
VICTORIA. B. C, Jan. 23. A dispatch
from Cape Beale says the steamer lost is
the Valencia of San Francisco, which
went ashore on the Vancouver Island
coast near Cloo Ose. The lighthouse
keeper rays between 50 and W were
The news of the disaster on Vancouver
Island coast is meager, being confined to
the message received by Captain Gaudin,
agent of marine, from Lighthouse-keeper
Patcram at Carmanah, saying as fol
lows: "Scamar wrecked between horc and
Cloo Ose. About 100 drowned. Nine
reached telegraph hut. Will wire more
particulars as soon as possible."
Cloo Ose is about five or-six- miles from
Carmanah Point and 65 miles from Vic
toria. Cape Beale ls 120 miles from Vic
toria, at the easterly entrance to Barklcy
TWO REPORTS OX STATEHOOD
Republicans Favor, Democrats Op
pose, Joining Two Territories.
WASHINGTON. Jan." 23. Representa
tive Hamilton (Rep. Mich.), chairman of
the House committee on territories, today
submitted to the House a favorable re-'
port on the Hamilton Joint statehood bill,
which provides for the admission of Okla
homa and Indian Territory as the State
of Oklahoma, and provides Joint .state
hood for New Mexico and Arizona under
the name of Arizona.
The report reviews the bill In detail, ex
plaining that the capital of Arizona I to
be at Santa Fc until 1S16, and that the
capital of Oklahoma is to be at Guthrie
for the name length of time, when the
people can choose their canliiU lt v! with
Justice to all parts of the states. The re
This committee considers the criticism
as ill-formed which finds fault with New
Mexico because of its foreign population.
Out of a population of 195.31G. New Mexico
has only 1C.465 foreign-born inhabitants, a
smaller percentage of foreign-born than
most states of the Union.
Were it not that the two-fifths of its
population which are native-born but of
Spanish descent have been heretofore er
roneously referred to as foreign. It would
be an aspersion upon a patriotic people
even to refer to their loyaltv. The re
maining three-fifths of its population are
of the same character as the people uf
Of the alleged undervaluation of
property in Arizona for purposes of
taxation, which was warmly discussed
in hearings, the report says:
It has a total assessed valuation of tax
able property, as shown bv the report of
the Secretary of the Interior, of $S..!30.372.
but it is probable that its property is re
turned for taxation at a co mpa fa lively
small percentage of its market value In
omo Instances, as indicated bv Govern
ment reports, at not over 5 per cent of Its
Concerning laxes in New Mexico, th
The assessed valuation of property with
in the territory for the year 1803 was 542,
o7R.V2. but it is asserted that for purposes
of taxation property Is not returned at
much more than 20 per cent of Its markot
The report concludes as follows:
Inasmuch as Congress intended bv the
organic act of the Territory of Oklahoma
that all of the original Indian Territory,
together with what Is now Beaver Coun
ty, should become one state, and inas
much as the present Territory of Okla
homa has for some time been qualified for
statehood, which has been deferred until
the Indian Territory should be ready to
be joined therewith in statehood; and.
Inasmuch as conditions In the Indian
Territory Imperatively demand some bet
ter form of government than now exists
Inasmuch as Indian lands will be allot
ted In severalty before the time when
statehood can go Into effect, this commit
tee reports In favor of the Joinder of the
Territory or Okluhoma and the Indian
Territory in one state, not. however, be
fore March 4, 1907. such state to be known
as the State of Oklahoma.
To that end, and to the end that the
Territories of Arizona and New Mexico
may be joined in one state, to be known
as the State of Arizona, this committee
recommends that the bill do pass.
The Democratic members' of the
House committee presented a minority
report In opposition to the bill. After
reviewing the resources of the four
territories of Arizona, New Mexico.
Oklahoma and Indian Territory and de
claring In favor of Joint statohood for
Oklahoma and Indian Territory, the re
port says there Is no more reason for
joining New Mexico and Arizona than
there would be for joining Alaska and
Porto Rico. The manifest and unjust
purpose of the majority Is to keep
Oklahoma out of the Union unless they
can, with greater injustice, force Ari
zona in, says the report. It continues:
We regret the President's action In rec
ommending, without assigning any rea-
on. joini biaicnoou lor .Arizona and New
Mexico, and thus Ignoring the last expres
sion of the Republican National platform
on the question of statehood for the re
The report concludes:
Should the Republican partv.pass this
hill, wicked as it is. in the denial of equal
rights in representation and partisan In
nil of Its material details. It will but af
ford another Indecent example of the sup
pression of individual, territorial and Na
tional rights to subser'e party ends.
Vandiver's Authority Sustained.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 23. State
Insurance Superintendent Vandlver re
ceived notice today that the Federal Court
has dismissed the suit filed by the New
Tork Life Insurance Company to prevent
him from enforcing his order of ouster
from the state.
WHALER GOES TO THE RESCUE
Orion Is Said to Be Trying to Save
VICTORIA, B. C, Jan. 23.-G P. M.)
Carmanah reports a ship's boat passed
there at I P. M., with several people In It.
It Is roportod here that the whaling
steamer Orion has arrived at the scene of
the Valoncla wreck from the whaling sta
tion at Sechart, and ls trying to save as
many Ih'es as possible.
SEATTLE OFFICES BESIEGED
Friends of Passengers on Valencia
Insane From Grief.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Jan. 23. (Special.)
Almost crazed by grief, friends of
passengers on the steamer Valencia,
failing to get any Information of the
peril of the ones they cherished, beat
upon the barred gates at the Pacific
Coast Company's docks tonight, de
manding In Impotent rage that they
be permitted In some way to go to
Cape Beale to search for bodies or help i
in the rescue of Imperiled passengers.
Big watchmen barred the entrance to
the Pacific Coast docks and the gates
were closed against curious visitors
and those with friends, or relatives
aboard the boat. The company had, no
vessel that could be sent on a search
from here and refused to allow passen
gers to be taken on .the steamer Tope
ka. sailing tonight for California ports.
The Topcka Is to hunt for the Valen
cia and to stand by with the boats sent
ont of British Columbia jorts to ren
der any possible assistance. She will
transfer any passengers or members of
the crew rescued to the vessels which
will return to British Columbia ports.
Then she will sail for the south.
The Topcka was ready to sail before
any of those with friends aboard the
Valencia knew of her departure. Be
fore they had reached the dock she
had pulled out.
Frenzied relatives and friends de
manded that special boats be sent out;
a prominent attorney, whose Chicago
brother is believed, to be aboard the
Valencia, offered to charter a boat if
one could be had. Another demanded
Tearful women besieged the offices of
the company begging for news. The
company had nothing to show. The
meager telegrams received by the ves
sel owners told no more than the press
dispatches and it was absolutely im
possible to tell whether any person haJ
been saved. The passenger list was
mutilated in transmission and it was
with difficulty that many of the names
were deciphered. This confusion over
misspelled names added to the dismay
and grief of relative.
W. A. Peters, of the prominent law
firm of Peters &. Powell, had a brother
aboard the boat and he spent most of
the night at the offices of the steamship
company demanding information or
begging to be permitted to charter a
boat to go to the rescue. There was
none to be hsd.
N. It. Sibley, manager of the firm of
Stone, Fisher & Lane, has a son aboard
the boat and he Joined with Mr. Peter
in offers to cotttrlbute anything tnat
could be done toward saving the Imper
iled passenger. By telephone others
who believed relatives were in danger
besought information or a chance to
The passenger list has not been fully
identified yet but it Is pretty certain
a dozen Seattle men and women were
on the Valencia. Few of them are
Officials of the Pacific Coast Company
maintain the captain of the Valencia
must have mistaken the lights. They
say he was about 23 miles off his
course when tho vessel struck the
rocks. A dense fog made navigation
extremely hazardous and the company
believes the fog rather than storms
Bingham Names His Deputy.
NEW TORK, Jan. 23. Rhlnelander
Waldo was today appointed First Deputy
Police Commissioner of New York City,
under General Theodore A. Bingham,
HUNDREDS OF LIVES AND VALUABLE CARGOES LOST OFF
CAPE BEALE, CAPE FLATTERY AND WEST
COAST OF VANCOUVER ISLAND
Few if any other regions in the known world arc more dreaded by mari
ners than Cape Beale. Cape Flattery and the west coast of Vancouver
Inland. Hundreds or lives, and ships and cargoes valued at millions, have
been lost In this wild region where wind and wave run rlou A complete list
of the casualties which have occurred In the vicinity of the place where
the Valencia Is pounding to pieces would run into the hundreds, hut among
the more Important wrecks that have occurred there In the past W years
arc nearly 60 which were total, and o t theso 32 were accompanied by loss of
life, more than 70) people perishing. Among the craft whose bones are rest
ing on the west coast of Vancouver Island xnd In the Flattery rogion arc
King David. British shin, from Salinas Cruz for Pugct Sound, wrecked
on reef off Nodtka Sound. January. IA; even lives lost.
Pass of Melfort. British bark, from Ancon for Puget Sound, wrecked
oft Uclulet Arm. Vancouver Island. January. UOS: 24 lives lost.
Lamorna. British ship, from Tacoma for Queenstown, wrecked off Ucle
lut Arm. March. 1004: 25 lives lost.
Triumph. British schooner from Clayoquot for Boring Sea. wrecked oft
Clavoquot Sound. February. l&M: 32 lives lost.
Condor. British warship, from Victoria for Honolulu, foundered off Van
couver Island. December. 1&02: F8 lives lost.
Libcrtad. Peruvian bark, from Pisagua for Victoria, foundered off Cape
Flatter'. November, HOO.
Jane Grey. American schooner, from Seattle for Alaska, foundered off
Cape Flatter'. May. 1S9S; 34 lives lost.
Uncle John. American barkentlne. from San Francisco for Puget Sound;
wrecked on Carmanah Point. October. 1SKJ; two lives lost.
Keewcnah. American steamer, from Nanalmo for San Francisco, foun
dered off Cape Flatter". December. 1H4: 31 lives lost.
Montserrat. Nfcaraguan steamer, from Departure Bay for San Fran
cisco, foundered off Cape Flatter. December. 1KS4: 30 lives lost.
Ivanhoe. American ship, from Seattle for San Francisco, foundered off
Cape Flatter'. September. 1SS4: 23 II vs lost.
Michigan. American steamer, from San Francisco for Puget Sound,
wrecked near Bonllla Point, west coast of Vancouver Island, January. 1S53;
one life lost. ,
Leonore. Chilean bark, from Valparaiso for Puget Sound, wrecked Octo
ber 4. 1S83. between QuIIllute and Flatter: six lives lost.
Sarah. Nova Scotian ship, from Manila for Puget Sound, wrecked on
west coast of Vancouver Island. November & 1581; two lives lost.
Dare. American schooner, from San Francisco for Puget Sound. WTccked
near Bonllla Point, west coast Vanco uvcr Island. December. 1K0.
Nellie May. American bark, from Puget Sound for Callao. foundered off
Clayoquot Sound, west coast Vancouver Island. January. 1STO: 13 lives Ioau
Port Gordon. British ship, from Androssan for Tacoma. wrecked near
Destruction Island. February. four lives lost.
Cassandra Adams, American bark, from San Francisco for Tacoma,
wrecked near Destruction Island. August. 1S5S.
Duchess of Argyle. British bark from Liverpool for Vancouver, wrecked
near Port San Juan. Vancouver Island. October. 1RS7.
Austria. American bark, from San Francisco for Tacoma, wrecked on
Flatterv rocks. January. 1SS7.
St. Stephen. American ship, from Seattle for San Francisco, wrecked on
reef off Kuyoquot Sound, west coast Vancouver Island, April. 1SS7; 22 lives
Eldorado. American bark, from Puget Sound for San Francisco, foun
dered off Cape Flattery. April, 1SS7; l lives lost.
Belvldere. American ship from Wilmington, Cal.. for Pugct Sound,
wrecked on Bonllla Point, west coast Vancouvor Island. November. If?.
Harvey Mills. American ship, from Puget Sound for Francisco, foun
dered oft Cape Flattery. December. 1SSS; IS lives lost.
Ella S. Thayer. American bark, from Puget Sound for San Francisco,
foundered off Cape Flatter'. December. 1RS6.
Sierra Nevada. American ship, from Seattle for San Francisco, foun
dered off Cape Flatter". September, 1SS6: 13 lives lost.
Lizzie Marshall. American ship from San Francisco for Seattle, wrecked
near Bonllla Point, west coast Vancouver Island, February, JSS1; one life
Thomas R. Foster. American bark, from Esquimau for Honolulu, foun
dered off west coast Vancouvor Island. December. 1SS4.
C. L. Taylor. American bark, from Puget Sound for San Francisco,
foundered oft Cape Flatter'. February. 1SS3: two lives lost.
Revere. American ship, from Honolulu for Puget Sound, wrecked near
Port San Juan. Vancouver Island. September. 1SS3.
Malleville. American bark, from Shanghai for Puget Sound, wrecked
near Hesqulet. west coast of Vancouver Island. October. 1RS2; 20 lives lost.
Rainier. American bark, from Seattle for San Francisco, foundered off
Cape Flatter'. January. one life lost.
Twcnty-First-of-May, Chilean bark, wrecked near Race Rocks, Straits
of Fuca. December. 1SSI.
General Cobb, American ship, from San Francisco for Puget Sound,
near Cape Beale. west coast Vancouver Island. January. 1FS0: one life lost.
Beevcrdass Ambldiass, British bark, from Shanghai for Paget Sound,
wrecked near Cape Beale. west coast Vancouver Island. July. 1S73.
Marmion. American ship, from Turret Sound for San Francisco, foun
dered oft Cape Flatter'. November S. 1S79.
Gem of the Ocean. American ship, from Seattle for San Francisco,
wrecked near Port San Juan, west coast Vancouver Island. August. 1573.
Grace Darling. American ship, from Nanalmo for San Francisco, foun
dered off Cape Flattery. January. 1S7S: IS lives lost.
Commodore. American ship, from San Francisco for Seattle, wrecked
near Tatoosh, January. 1S77.
Cambridge, American bark, foundered off Cape Flattery, June, 1577: one
Swordfish. British ship, from San Francisco, for Moodyvllle, wrecked
near Race Rocks. November, 1S77.
Pacific. American steamer from Pugct Sound for San Francisco, sunk in
collision In Straits or Fuca, November. 1S75; 200 lives lost.
Orpheus. American ship, from San Francisco for Puget Sound, wrecked
near Cape Beale. November. 1S75.
Emily Farnum. American ship, from Pugct Sound for San Francisco
wrecked near Destruction Island. November, 1K75: two lives lost.
Pellcano. Nicaraguan ship, from Callao for Puget Sound, wrecked In
Ncah Bay. January. 1S75.
Christopher Mitchell. American ship, rrom San Francisco for PuceL
Sound, wrecked on Dungcness Spit. March. 1R74: three lives lost.
Diana. America ri steamer, from San Francisco for Pugct Sound, wrecked
on Flatter' Rocks. January. 1S74.
Edwin. American bark, from Puget Sound for San Francisco, foundered
off Cape Flattery. December. 1S74; tour lives lost.
Hattle Besse. American bark, fro m San Francisco for Burrard Inlet
foundered off Cape Flattery. November, 1S72. '
Maria J. Smith. American bark from Pugct Sound for San Francisco
wrecked near Barclay Sound, west coast Vancouver Island. November 13
John Bright. American bark, from Puget Sound for Honolulu, wrecked
on reef near Hesqulet, west coast Vancouver Island. March, 1&9; 14 lives
Lizzie Boggs, American ship, from San Francisco for Puget Sound
wrecked near Cape Flattery. September. 1S67.
Ellen Foster. American ship, from Callao for Puget Sound, wrecked In
Neah Bay. December. 1S57.
Mauna Kea. Hawaiian bark, from Puget Sound for Honolulu, wrecked
near Quatslno Sound, west coast Van couver Island. Nevembcr. ISfiS- two
Mustang, American bark, from San Francisco for Puget Sound, wrecked
at Schooner Cove, west coast Vancouver Island. January. IKS.
William TelL American ship, from San Francisco for Puget Sound
wrecked on reef near Port San Juan, Vancouver Island, December, 1SS3
were responsible for the wreck; This
Is all speculation, though, for the com
pany itself has no definite Information.
The company sent boats from Victoria,
Vancouver and Seattle to the rescue.
GRAVEYARD OF MAXT SHIPS
Barren and Dangerous Stretch of
Coast on Vancouver Island.
VICTORIA. B. C.. Jan. 23. The stretch
of coast between Cloo Ose and Cape
Beale. where the Valencia has been
wrecked, stretches for ten miles, all rock
bound, and has earned the name of "the
Graveyard of Ships."
Seablrd Rocks, on which the steamer
Michigan was wrecked ten years ago or
thereabouts. Is the most dangerous of all
the points in the vicinity. It is thought
by local marine men from the descrip
tlons received that It Is on these danger
ous rocks that the Valencia has been
Seablrd Rocks stand at the entrance to
Pachona Bay, 20 miles east of Carmanah.
They stand about ten feet above water,
and two large rocks He off them nearly
hair a mile away, awash at high water.
Navigators say the rocks cannot be ap
proached with safety within a mile and a
Pachena Bay, which lies between the
Seablrd Rocks and Cape Beale, Is open
to the southwest, with a heavy swell set
ting In such weather as that of yesterday.
The light station at Cape Beale is the
nearest place to the scene of the wreck
where assistance can be scured.
The lighthouse is situated on a small
Islet at the extremity of Cape Beale. the
easterly entrance to Barkley Sound, about
ICO miles from Victoria. It Is a square
lighthouse, painted white, with a red lan
tern. -42 feet high, with Its light a flashing
white light ever" half minute, showing
at a height of 173 feet above the sea and
visible In clear weather for ID miles. A
red sector Is shown from the light across
the channel and western reefs in the en
trance to Barkley Sound. There Is a fog
alarm at Cape Beale, and also at Carma
nah. both of which are In operation In
Cape Beale Is a bold, rocky point. 120
feet high, with the tops of the trees about
SCO feet above the surface of the water.
Some rocks extend off the lighthouse
rock, from two to four miles distant.
Passengers From Seattle.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Jan. 23. Among
the passengers on the Valencia, bound
for Seattle, are Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Bun
ker and two children, of San Francisco.
Mr. Bunker was recently appointed As
sistant Superintendent of Seattle
Schools, and "was on his way north to
enter upon his duties. His home has
been in San Francisco. v
Miss Van Wyck. another San Fran
cisco pass6nger, is a sister of Mrs. W.
A. Peters, wife of a prominent Seattle
attorney. She was to visit her sister.
who Is ill at her home in this city..
E. T. Fondo, another Seattle passen
ger, is a commercial traveler whose
home is in this city.
Charles Samuels, a sawcutter. Is also
a Seattle passenger. He has been in San
Francisco on a pleasure trip.
W. Lombardin. who lives at D32
Twelfth avenue south. Is returning
from a pleasure trip to San Francisco.
CALLED AT PORTLAND TWICE
Vulcncla Carried Crouds Between
Portland and San Francisco.
Last Summer when traffic between
Portland and San Francisco was unusual
ly heavy the Valencia called here twice
for crowds that tho regular Portland-San
Francisco liners could not handle. This
was done by special arrangement between
the San Francisco &. Portland Steamship
Company and the Pacific Coast Steam
ship Company, owners of the Valencia.
She was one of the prettiest model boats
on the Coast, and was well equipped for
the passenger service, although the small
est of the regular liners. The Valencia
was a one-screw steamer, built at Phila
delphia In 1SS2 by Cramp & Sons. She
registered 1137 tons net. Her dimensions
were: Length, 252.7 feet; beam. 31 feet:
depth of hold. 19.7 feet. During the war
with Spain the Valencia, was engaged for
a tlm In the transport service of the
United States, carrying troops to nnd
from the Philippines.
"WEALTHY CLACKAMAS FARMER
SUES TO RECOVER LAND.
Alleges That While Intoxicated He
AVas Induced to Sign Away
Title to Fine Land.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Jan. 23.-(Spec!aD
Judge McBrlde in the State Circuit
Court this afternoon heard argument and
took under advisement the suit of John
Gaffney. a wealthy farmer residing near
Mllwaukie. against his two sons. Michael
and Dan Gaffney. This is a suit brought
by the father to have set aside deeds by
which he two years ago transferred to
the sons the title to about 70 acres of
rich land of the value of about 314.000.
The father bases his suit for the set
ting aside of the deeds on the grounds
that the sons caused him to become In
toxicated, and then secured his signature
to the papers by which he claims to have
been defrauded out of his property.
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of tho electric line that as soon as con
ditions relative to the rights of way have
been perfected immediate construction
RAILROAD TO GRAXGEVILLE
Northern Pacific Preparing to Build
LSWISTON. Idaho. Jan. 23. (Special.)
Word reached here tonight through a re
liable source that the announcement Is
expected this week from the Northern
Pacific that a contract for the construc
tion of a line from Culdesac to Grange
vllle. a distance of 55 miles, will be let
to Erlckson & Peterson, who are now en
gaged In building the Rlparla branch for
the O. R. & N. Co. It Is estimated the
cost of the Grangevllle line, which will
be owned Jointly by the O. R. & N. nnd
Northern Pacific, will reach J2.500.COO.
It Is also learned tonight that, begin
ning tomorrow morning, laying of steel
on the Rlparla branch will commence
from the Rlparla end. About 10 or 12
miles of steel has been assembled In the
yards at Rlparla. and a force of men en
gaged to do the work.
The O. R. & N. Co. hopes to have the
line to Lewi a ton in operation by June, and
to that end work ls being rushed all along
the line. Over ICO men are at work here
on tho cement pier sites, which will sup
port the steel bridge to span the Clear
water River. . .
R. D. Jones, of San Francisco, one of
the men who propose to finance the
building of the Lewlston-Grangevllle elec
tric line, arrived here tonight to confer
with local promoters of the enterprise.
Much secrecy is maintained relative to
the plans for the building of this line
during the past few weeks, and Mr. Jones
refused to discuss the object of his visit
at this time. It Is asserted by promoters
Chlnoc Accused of Embezzlement.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. . 23.-Detective
Thomas Ryan left for Seattle today with
requisition papers for Wong Loy, a Chi
nese, who Is wanted here to answer a
charge of felony embezzlement. Loy was
employed as a foreman on the ranch
owned by the Mow Sang Company, of
this city. In the San Joaquin Valley. He
Is alleged to have kepi the proceeds of
the sale of 2C0O packs of potatoes, and
also to have drawn ?200 from the com
panyf store, sta'tlng that he wanted It to
pay the laborers.
Pacific Coast Telegraphic Briefs.
Tehama. Cal. A shipment of 1.00O.C0O
salmon eggs to New Zealand has been
made from this point by the Mill Green
Hood River. Or. Another fight for the
division of Wasco will be made by the
citizens of Hood River and the western
end of the county.
Billings. Mont. Judge Loud. In the Dis
trict Court, sentenced James Meddles,
convicted of murder in the second degree
in killing Roy McLaren, to 50 years In tho
Seattle. Wash. From the bench Judge
Albcrtson. in the Superior Court, ordered
the arrest of J. E. Rilsy, a contractor,
who. It Is alleged, last Saturday, In the
Municipal Ownership Convention, stated
he had been asked to contribute money
to secure a decision against the eight-hour
law. which decision had afterward been
rendered. Riley wns in ,the courtroom
Walla Walla. Wash. Gust Hcppner. a
Colfax carpenter, has brought suit In the
Superior Court at Colfax against Walter
B. Moore, the eldest son of ex-Govcrnor
Miles C. Moore, of Walla Walla, to collect
damages In the sum of $10,000 for Injuries
received by being run over by an auto
mobile driven by Moore in a race at th
Walla Walla Fair Grounds, last Septem
ber. He-also asks for 513.000 on account
of being incapacitated from pursuing his
DID NOT GET HIS GOLD BOND
Insured in National Life Applies for
CHICAGO. Jan. 23. A bill for a receiver
for the National Lite Insurance Com
pany of Chicago has been riled In the
District Court at Des Molrffes. where the
Company has 51,700.000 on deposit with the
State Auditor. The bill was filed for A.
I Watson, a policy-holder, who also asks
that the Chicago company be restrained
from transferring or disposing of funds.
Dr. Watson alleges that promises made
for the payment of gold bonds have not
been fulfilled. Officials of the National
Life assert that the suit is the outsome
of an attempt to "hold up" the company.
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