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VOL. XIV- XO. 14,082.
I SEA GULPS
fifteen Survive of the. 154
Passengers and Crew
of the Steamer.
FIERCE WAVES TEAR UP HULK
Soaked and Cold-Be
numbed Victims Are Swept
Into the Boiling Surf.
HELP CANNOT REACH THEM
Would-Be Rescuers Forced to
Witness Tragedy Inactive.
FEAR TO COME TOO CLOSE
Gradual Submersion of die Vessel
Causes Decks to Be Untenable,
and Xcar the End the
Rise-ins Is Crowded.
saved prom the wreck.
tarJLum1 n- c- Ja"- 2. (3:10
Srafy- -al,e Ko"le- Klftron In all
fc.-"t,5. '.waved, including seven passenpern
aild cicht mrmlimw nf the- ru- Vlnn
men reached Darling hut, a tcje-
i craph hut on the trail between Cape
Beale and the scene of the wreck, at
7 noon yesterday, where they wore
the hut for shelter.
At Beale. Telegraph Hut.
F. F. Bunker, formerly at-vihtant
Superintendent of School? at Vftiita
Rosa, Cal., who lost his wife and two
J. IMchloy, fireman.
Carl Samuel, flrst-claBP partsongar
Mike Hone, second-class passenser,
A Japanese named Hasoda, from
Oakland to Seattle.
At Beale iJchtlioufC
T. J. McCarthy, boatswain.
F. Campbell, a second-class panson
Ker, who lost wife and 10-year-old
B. X. Lcdlios, fireman.
Albert "Wolls, aged 17. of the Uni
ted States Navy.
John Mark, W. Goslln. T. Iainimn,
C. Brown, all of 5an. Francisco.
A'lCTORIA, B. C. Jan. S4.-OI the 154
people on board the steamer Valencia
when she struck near Klanaway rock.
five miles from Cape Beale. at 11:43 P. M
Monday night, but IS were saved. Seven
were passengers, eight were of the crew
The dead number 1S9, the greatest loss of
life In the Northern Pacific since the
"Pacific" was lost In 1S73.
The steamer in whose rigging about SO
persons were clinging, frantically waving
for assistance .which could not be. given
when the steamer Queen left the scene at
11:30 A. M.t broke up about 3 P. M. sweep
Ing to death those few 'who had survived
those terrible hours of privation, chilled
and numbed to tbe limit of human en
durance by clouds of spray, which swept
The tug Lome, which Mayor Morley
ont at 11 P. M. after- the sad news was
brought by the Queen, of .men clinging to
the rigging of the partly submerged ves
sel and the bluejackets who went to
her by order of Captain Perry, of H. M.
S. Bgcrla, with surfboats to endeavor to
reach the wreck, will arrive too late. The
sea had claimed all before the Queen bad
VESSEL BREAKS UP VERY FAgT
Passengers Climb in Rigging From
The steamer Queen arrived at 6 o'clock J
from the Valencia with" F. C. Clarke spe- j
clal correspondent ' of ' the Associated
Press, on board. He reports that when
the Queen left the wreck- at 11:30 A. M.
today, being relieved by the steamer City
ot Topeka, from Seattle, there were still
from 20 to 30 people clinging, to the rig
ging of the aftermast, the fore part of
the steamer being submerged.
The steamer lay broadside against th
shore, and with the high water expected
at 1:30 P. M., the greater1 part of the hull
would be submerged. With the heavy
southwest sea then running the after
houses would without doubt be washed
away with the rigging, in which the few
remaining survivors were still clinging,
frantically signalling for assistance, which
could not be .given from sea.
. The pfll. hQcL aaa that a small .onet
Is that rescue can be effected with lines
from land, or if the sea goes down and
the unfortunates have still survived the
effects of the terrible experience, rescue
might be made from'a smaller tug, which
could approach closer to the wreck than
could the tug Czar, which tried vainly
today to reach the passengers. Tbe
steamer was almost totally submerged,
the masts, smokestack and part of tbe
after cabin on the hurricane deck alone
See, but Cannot Aid.
The sight of the people thronged In the
rigging, waving signals to the steamer,
was heartrending. Nothing could be done.
The Queen could not approach eloper
than half a mile, and to lower boats In
the heavy sea would have been madness.
The tug Czar ran toward the wreck,
then in a haze, and returning, reported
not having seen anyone on board. Tho
Queen reported the existence of the sur
viors in the rigging, but the message
probably was not understood, for soon
afterward the tug left and with the
steamer Salvor, proceeded around Cape
Beale toward Bamflold.
The sea rolled high. There was a
strong wind, about 20 miles an hour,
blowing from the east, seas at times
washing over the tug Czar, which rolled
heavily. The Queen stood off until half
an hoflr after the others had left, when
the steamer City of Topeka arrived from
Seattle with Captain Patterson, port cap
tain, and General Agent Pharo, of the
Pacific Coast Steamship Company, on
board, who ordered Captain Cousins back
to Victoria immediately, to continue Ills
voyage to San Francisco, asking him to
report to the City of Tojwka on the way
Guns Fired on Wreck.
The Valencia, as the Queen loft her. lay
ide-oti to a rocky cliff, which runs per
pendicularly almost to the water's edge
and offers small chance of a landing.
"With the aid of glasses the people were
.seen plainly in the rigging, waving sig
nals of distress and tiring guns. Three
guns wore fired from tbe wreck about
10 A. M. and It is believed by those on the
Queen that an effort was then being made
to fire linos ashore.
Mayor Morley, of Victoria, has char
tered the lug Lome, which will leave as
soon as possible for the Valencia, al
though it is feared here It may arrive too
late, as a message from Cape Bcalc at 3
P. M. reports the vessel breaking up. The
Mayor has made arrangements with tho
commanding officer of the naval station
at Esquimau to send a lifeboat's crew
from 11. M. S. Egeria on the borne, to
sue If anything can be done to succor
those who were In the rigging when the
Queen left the wreck.
With the remaining survivors who had
not been battered to death or swept from
the steamer by heavy seas as tho vessel
lay almost submerged, lying broadside to
the shore, about 150 feet from the high
bluff of Klanawaay Point, clinging to the
rigging that still stood, and frantically
JMvhtg signals for assistance that could
not be given, also shouting, though iltelr
voices were unheard In tbe gale, the Va
lencia was breaking up at last advices
from the wreck this evening.
All morning the steamers Queen and
Salvor and the tug Czar stood by. unable
to do anything to rescue the unfortunates.
From the Queen, people were seen hud
dled in the rigging, signaling madly. Some
were draped in blankets, as though men
sought to protect women or children from
the exposure in the clouds of surf which
broke over the wreck as the seas struck
her, fast breaking the few deckhouses
that remained above water on the after
part of the hurricane dock, which alene
remained above water, the fore iart be
Czar Nearly Rolls Over.
The Queen stood ofT half a mile, being
unable to approach nearer, and the tug
Czar, rolling so that it seemed that she
would turn over in the heavy sea, endeav
oring to approach closer. Seen from the
Czar in the haze, the tug's officers said
they saw no one on board, but Captain
Cousins, of the Queen, says he saw cloarly
from 20 to 30 people, and others estimated
the n timber in the rigging at botween 30
and 40. Tholr chances, as Captain Cous-
ins says on arrival, with a sigh, are slim,
Three guns were fired from the steamer
at 1 A. M., and those on the Queen bollcvo
they wore endeavoring to get lines on
shore, whence the only available assist
ance was expected, as the vessel was
Tho cahle staff at Bamfield and Light
keeper Patterson, of Cape Beale, did all
possible to send parties with lines to the
scene of the wreck by land, and It was
expected that some of these men would be
on the rocks with lines by morning.
Making Heady for the Dead.
VICTORIA, B. C. Jan. 24. Arrange
ments have been made to convort the
drill nail here into a morgue where all
bodies will be placed when the steamers
arrive from the wreck. All drills have
been cancelled on this account
STEAMERS TOPEKA AND
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY
I SHIP'S RIGGING
Queen Is Not Able to
Reacfi the Wreck.
LORNE IS HURRIED TO SEA
Powerful Tug Takes Lifeboat
and a Bluejacket Crew.
CITY OF VICTORIA ACTS
.Mayor and Chief of Police Take Pcr
sonnl Charge of Preparations of
the Kxpcdltlon to the Wreck
of the Valencia.
VESSHI, REPORTED BHOKKN VV.
VICTORIA. U. C Jan. 24.-A .
patch received by W. F. ItwHen. of
Bftqwimak. (me of the owners T the
steamer Salvor, from hU brother. H.
F. Button, on board at lUrefleH.
t-ayn the Valencia broke up this after
noon. Since about noon i r-Meroay
assistance because of the sea
The vcaeel had broken up. Only 15
furxivod. rartltw have been m over
th- trail. A party expects to leave
tomorrow and will be back en FrS4r.
BY It. E. GOSNELU
VICTORIA. It- C, Jan. 21. (Special.)
The steamer Queen, from the wrecked
Valencia, reached here at 6 P. M. Hor
captain, interviewed from the bridge be
fore she tied up, said:
"We got within one-half mile of the
wreck. Thore are people alive on her In
the rigging. There are probably 25 or
more. We saw them plainly through
the glass. - We lay near the wreck from
early morning till nearly 11 o'clock, when
I was relieved by the City of Tojeka
which will remain with the wreck. We
did vt. 'r!r.s back any of the survivors
or the bodies."
The doctor on the Queen said those seen
in the rigging had reached the limit of
endurance and would not by any chance
survive another night's exposure.
The Queen was met by an ambulance
and a large pw?o of police In the expec
tation that bodies would be brought on
the vessel, arrangements having been
made by Colonel Holmes, district com
mander, to use the drill armory as a
WliHe she was tying, your correspond
ent was arranging to go to the scene of
the wreck on the ocean-going tug Lome,
which had been detained bore, waiting or
ders all day. Mayor Morley and Chief of
Police Langlcy. who had met the Queen,
on learning that there were people still
alive on the Valencia, endeavored to
make Immediate arrangements to go to
the rescue. Tho only available boat was
the tug Lome. The representative Im
mediately placed the tug Lome at their
The Mayor then telephoned to 'Captain
Parry, of H. 2L S. Egoria. In order to
secure the lifeboat and the crew which
she carries. Captain Parry was also ad
vised by Captain Cousins, of the Queen,
as to the best way of proceeding with
the lifesaving operations at the scene
of the wreck. Captain Cousins explained
that It was impossible for large steamers
to approach near enough to be of assist
ance, and, therefore, the only possible
hope Is In a poworful tug and lifesaving
Captain Parry gave orders for the boat
and crew to be ready to go down on the
Lornc. which will be obliged to tow the
lifeboat from Esquimau to the scene of
the wreclc. The Mayor and Chief of Po
lice have gone to Esquimau personally to
superintend the preparations they have
placed at the command of the city and
police department. Your correspondent Is
leaving for the scene of the. wreck.
Women In the Rigging.
SAX FRANCISCO. Jan. 21. A tolegram
to the Merchants' Exchange from Victo
ria says that the steamer Queen reports
THE QUEEN WHICH MADE AN
that the 23 or 20 persons dinging to the
rigging on the Valencia appeared to be
The steamer City of Topeka Is near the
wreck, but. owing to the heavy sea. Is
unable to send boats to the persons still
aboard. It is thought that the sea will
moderate enough by tomorrow morning to
permit succor to reach them.
Victims From St. Paul.
ST. PAUL. Jan. 21. Cornelius Allison
and Fred Erickson. passengers on the
wrecked steamer Valcnccla. are from St.
Paul. Allison's initials were wrongly
given in the passenger list as W. E. He
Is a contractor for the Chicago Great
Western Railway. Fred Erickson Is his
Allison is a naval veteran and has lived
In St. Paul 22 years. Erickson lived in
Family From Montana JiOst.
SAX DIEGO, Cal.. Jan. 24. Several
of those on the Valencia have relatives
In this city or vicinity. First Officer
William Holme is a brother of Justice
Holmes, of Coronado, and is well
Mrs. Alice StolcnbcrR- and her two
children were here only a short time
ago. visiting: Mrs. Stolcnbcrg's father.
A. 31. Harding', of this city. They were
on their way back to their home in
VAIX SIGNALS ARE WAIVED TO
STEAMERS OUT AT SEA.
City tif Topeka Heads in Toward
Treacherous Shore In n Final
Effort at Kcscuc.
By R. V. Butter, who went on steamer Queen
to tbe jvroek.
VICTORIA, K. C. Jan. 2l.-(SpociaU
The steamer Valencia is a total wreck.
She lies ton miles off Carina nab Point,
on the rocky shore or Vancouver Island.
The vessel is almost totally submerged,
her masts, smokestack and part of the
after-cabin of the hurricane deck alone
The rigging Is thronged with frantic
people vainly signalling to the steamers
on their way to the rescue. It Is esti
mated that there are between 20 and 2d
people still on the wrecked steamer.
When the steamer Queen left Victoria at
o P. M. Tuesday for the scene of the
wreck, she had on board, besides Captain
Cousins, her commander. Captain John
Irving, Captain Wallace Langley. two vot
oran British Colombia seamen, two pilots,
newspaper reporters ami half a dozen of
her passengers oi the way to San Fran
cisco, who had not left the steamer upon
her arrival in Victoria from Seattle. The
Queen was given full steam ahead, and
made one of the quickest trips ever made
to the cape.
Cannanah Point was reached at S:3)
o'clock, and a tremendous sea was run
ning. After cruising up and down the
coast for hours and seeing no signs of
tho wreck, the Queen put back to the
straits, as nothing could be done In the
darkness, and In the heavy sea.
At daybreak the search was again re
sumed, and Carmanan lighthouse was sig
naled. They replied that the wreck was
ten miles farther north. After a half
hour's steaming, the Valencia could be
plainly discerned through the mist, al
though almost totally submerged. She is
lying side on to the rocks, about a quar
ter of a mile from shore, with the waves
breaking over her at every roll of the
surf. Her position Is a particularly bad
one; a steep, rocky cliff runs perpendicu
larly down to the very water's edge, cut
ting all chance of passengers reaching the
beach. If it were possible to leave the
With the aid of glasses, the jwoplc were
plainly visible clinging to the rigging,
waving signals of distress and firing gunc.
while three powerful ships lay by unable
to lend aid, two having left Victoria
shortly after the Queen.
The sea was still running mountain'
high when the City of Topeka. from Seat
tie, with Captain Patterson and Assistant
General Manager Pharo. of the Pacific
Coast Company, hove In sight. When
within speaking distance. Captain Cousins
through a megaphone explained the posi
tion of the wTeck, and then received or
ders to go to Victoria, pick up his pas
sengers and proceed south to San Fran
cisco. When last seen the Topeka was heading
at full speed towards the wreck, with all
boats ready for lowering If It Is possible
to do so In the sea that was running.
The survivors' last chance depends upon
the Topeka entirely. If she Is successful
In getting her rones to the ship, some
lives may be saved; If not. the case Is
UNSUCCESSFUL EFFORT YESTERDAY TO RESCUE THE PASSENGE
TRACING TIL :
OF TOWN TOPICS
Mann's Idea of Reciprocity
Exposed by Baltimore
HARRY LEHR'S TROUBLES
All Due to Mann, hut lie Xcvcr
Thought of Thrashing Editor.
All Society Made to '
XEW YORK. Jan 21. More sensational
evidence was brought out today at the
trial of Norman Hapgood. editor
Collier's Weekly, for criminal libel on
Justice J. M. Deuel, owner of Town
Topics. One man after another, includ
ing Bernard X. Baker, of Baltimore, presi-
' dent of the Baltimore Trust Company and
j former presidcrit of the Atlantic Trans
I port Company, and Harry Lehr told how
he was attacked in Town Topic?, or
threatened with attack until he came to
tcrmss. District Attorney Jerome aston
ished the court by asking 3Ir. Lehr why
he dkl not thrash Colonel W. D. Mann,
editor of the paper.
It was also revealed that men and
women of all classes from the highest to
the lowest, were omployed In furnishing
pocloty gossip ami scandal to Town
Topics. lawyers, doctors, ministers, tele
graph operators and servants betrayed the
secrets of their employers.
It Paid to Advertise.
Bernard X. Baker, of Baltimore, presi
dent of the Baltimore Trust Company,
and president of the Atlantic Transport
Comimny from 1SS0 to 190O. was; tho first
witness. Mr. Shepord. of counsel for the
defense, showed Mr. Baker two copies of
Town Topics of December 15. 1S05. culled
hUs attention to the Item under the head
of "Sauntering?." and asked if they re
ferred to Mr. Baker's family. Mr. Ba
ker said they dkl.
Mr. Shepord then read them to the jury.
They referred, to the "blossoming forth"
of Mr. Baker's family Into Baltimore
society. After reading the Item, Mr. Ba
ker said he visited Colonel Mann, editor
of Town TodIcs. In his office. He had
no acquaintance with Colonel Mann, but
he Introduced himself. Continuing, Mr.
Mann's Idea of Kcclproclty.
. "I saw Colonel Mann, we talked over
"these objoctlonable articles appearing In
Town Topic? and I said I wanted them
stopped. He told me that It was only
the best people who were mentioned In
Town Topics He said that other steam
ship line had advertisements In Town
Topics and that my company ought to
secure one. He said that all the steam
ship men. were after something and that
I might want something which Town
Siplcs could help mc to get. He Rild
ere ought to be reciprocity. I told him
that. If he wanted our advertisement he
ought to say so. He said Town Topics
had friends as well as enemies.
Colonel Mann showed him the advertise
ment of the American line of steamers
and told him that of the Atlantic Trans
port Company should be of equal size,
said Mr. Baiter. He then authorized the
Insertoii or the advertisement. The wit
ness Identified It In an Issue of Town
Topics of January 2S.
Roasts of Family Ceased.
"Did those articles referring to you and
your family cease after the Insertion of
the advertisement?" asked Mr. Shcpard.
"I think so." said Mr. Baker.
The witness said the advertisement con
tinued to be published In Town Topics for
about a year. Three years later. In 1501.
an Item concerning bis family appeared
again In Town Topics, said Mr. Baker,
and he consulted counsel about stopping)
thttgjf After that, witness said. Moses E.
"Wgostcr. the agent, visited him and asked
him to subscribe to "Fads and Kanclcs."
"I was surprised that Town Topics,
would ask me to subscribe." said Mr.
Baker. "He told me the subscription
price was 51500. After he called again,
showed me copies of Town Topics, and
told me that the paper was saying pleas
ant things, and that, if I would consult
Coblncl Mann. I could find out what J
Touched Again hy Woostcr.
Mrv. Baker said that on the second visit
Mr. Wooster showed him clippings from
Town Topics and again urged him to sub
.scrlbe to Fads and Fancies, but he did
not do so. After that the witness said
more items aoout nimscu ana iamuy ap-
pearod In Town Topics. He went again
to see Colonel Mann.
"He informed me that there had been
a definite change in the running of Town
Topics, and that it was to be run on a
higher plane, because he was associated
with better people," said Mr. Baker. "I
told him I wanted to be let alone, and he
promised that I should not be troubled
Post Had Not the Price.
Edwin JI. Post, a broker, was called.
Mr. Post made charges of blackmail
against Charles Ahle. a solicitor for the
publication called America's Smart Set.
Mr. Post testified that Ahle came to his
office with a letter from Mr. Wayne, of
Town Topics, on June 20, 1S05.
"He said," continued Mr. Post, "that
stories had been printed of my connec
tion with the races. I told him I was
sorry and that I hoped that it would not
"We have an article In Town Topics
about you." he said, "and the boys want
to put It In."
"At this I became suspicious and asked
him how much the book cost. He said
5500. I said It was a pretty good price
and I asked how much the book really
cost. He replied 550. I asked who got
the difference and he replied that the'
boys got a part and the rest went higher
"I told Ahle that I was sorry that I
did not have the money there and I
hoped there was no hurry about It. He
said they were anxious at Town Topics
to use the story about me and that I
could not afford to have It printed. I
told him I expected to get the" money
nexi wcck iwo or tnree uay3 later ne
and 5aU, henad not yct got from me tng
JoOO. He added that they had me dead
to rights and that I had better settle
up. and settle quickly. The next day I
presented the case to the Assistant Dis
District Attorney Jerome opposed
further testimony from Mr! Post, mak
ing the following statement to the court:
Cotcrlc of Blackmailers.
"My theory of the Society Editors' As
sociation is that It was composed of a
coterie of blackmailers who carried on
their scheme under Colonel Mann's nose
In the office of Town Topics. I do not
think that any logical view will permit of
Concluded on Page ft.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TESTKItDAVS Maximum temperature, ."B
dep.: minimum, IS. rreeipltatlon. 0.25 ot
TODAY'S Occasional light rain. Southerly
Difference between France and Ocrmany on
Morocco hard to reconcile. Tage 1.
Rosebery's 50 n elected to Parliament though
Irish oppose him. Page 4.
Franoc In no hurry about Venezuelan dis
pute. Pag-p 4.
House leaders defeat insurgents on statehood
and wilt pass bill today. Page S.
Lodge defends Roosevelt's foreign policy.
Senate committee favors repeal of timber
and stone act, but Fulton opposes It.
More exposure of methods of Town Topics.
Large gang of Italian anarchists captured
In Pennsylvania. Page 4.
Doctor admits killing patient to end agony,
Portland men will go by water from Port
land to Jamestown, Page 3.
Xew York will spend S3O.000.0O0 on good
roans. Page u.
General U'heeler near death. Page 4.
More record!? broken In auto races. Paze 7.
Wreck of the Valencia is swallowed up by
the sea. Page 1.
Willamette Valley Development League In
session at Albany. Page 6.
Great Increase In valuations of property in
Oregon. Page 8.
Insurance companies in Washington accused
of evading- anti-trust law. Page B.
Walla Walla woman made insane by Holy
Rollers. Page 6.
Dora Jennings Jury stands eight to four for
acquittal, rage o.
Commercial aad, Marlae.
Local wheat market weak and lower.
Selling causes break in wheat at Chicago.
Heavy trading In stocks at New York.
San Francisco orange auction postponed.
Explosion or ol tank kills Second Engineer
Wade and Fireman Stayton of steamer
Regulator and flames destroy steamer.
Steamers Senator. Jeanle. F. A. Kllburn and
Cxarlna arrive from San Francisco and
report stormy weather off the coast.
Portland aad Vicinity.
Lawyers argue plea In abatement for Har-
rlman and Hill before Judge Frazer.
Land-fraud cases will be pushed against
Puter and his gang. Page 12.
Northern Pacific officials grow anxious un
der delay of Swan Island bridge applica
tion, rage 11.
Mayor Lane censured by Counoil In regard
to Richard "hotel" case. Page 20.
Republicans of county form league at party
love feast. Page 11.
Council committee finds that charter's civil
service provisions have been violated.
Pacific States Telephone Company will build
threa new exchanges on East Side; to
spend 5130.000 In Portland. Page 0.
Jteeder case taken under advisement by
Judge Clelana. Page 15.
Local Ice plants complete consolidation, but
will not raise prices. Page .
RS . FROM THE VALENCIA
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Committee Points Out
BRUIN CASE IS FLAGRANT
Charter Provisions Are Disre
garded and Evaded.
City Attorney Is Requested to GIt
Opinion and to Invoke Legal
Remedy Which Sttch Vio
Mayor Harry Lane and Civil Service
Commissioners W. L. Brewster and P. L.
Willis arc declared to have violated
charter privislons in the sweeping
changes made by. them In civil service
rules, and Patrick Bruin's appointment
as captain of police is held to be illegal
by the select committee of the City
Council, which submitted Its report at
last night's session of that body. It
recommends that, in view of the dis
closures. City Attorney MeNary take up
the matter and give an opinion as to
what. If any. remedy lies, and calls for
prompt application of whatever course
may be outlined by him.
Councilmen A. N. Wills was chairman.
and H. A. Beldlng and Thomas Gray com
prised the committee. Dan J. Malarkey
HOW BRUIN' FEELS ABOUT IT.
Captain Patrick Bruin, the object
of the lnveHtlgatln? committee' re
port, was not materially affected by
the fiaUlnss. He leaned up against
one of the pillars of the Council Cham
ber all through the tedious reading,
and seemed to enjoy the limelight
more than anybody, noting each per
sonat allusion with his characteristic
sallies of Irish wit. After Auditor
Devlin and Chief Deputy Auditor
Grutzc had finished reading- the long
arralngnment of the civil service,
which embraced 2tf pages of tjpe writ
ten paper Captain Bruin stated.
In answer to an inquiry upon the sub
ject, that be did not think much of
the report. "I had an Inkling of
what was coming several weeks ago,"
said he, with a sleuth-like expressiou.
"Malarkey wrote the whole thing, and
I could tell from the line of examina
tion during the Investigation what to
cxDect. I don't believe any of the
committee ever read the report." he
continued disdainfully, "and some of
the Councilmen can't read."
acted as special counsel. The findings
and recommendations have to do prin
cipally with the Patrick Bruin affair, as
his appointment seems to have been the
most glaring feature of the Lane admin
istration's revision of civil service rules,
and. In fact, the sweeping changes ap
pear to have been made in his interest.
The report gives an exhaustive review
of the testimony heard before the com
mittee, which was fully reported in The
Oregonlan. and then gives the findings
and conclusions of the committee as fol
lows: Patrick. Br n In Sol a Resident.
FIRST Patrick Bruin did not, by rea
son of his eight months sojourn In Port
land In 1893-9, acquire- such a- residence
or fixed place of abode In Portland as
would make him a resident thereof during
COMMITTEE'S ARRAIGNMENT AN
THE ARRAIGNMENT These evas
ions and violations of the civil ser
vice nrovlslons of our charter, which
culminated In the appointment of a
stranger In our city as captain of po
lice. In the face of a law which pro
vides that vacancies shall be filled
by promotion, must greatly discourage
all honest, efficient and ambitious
members of the Police Department
and tend to the demoralization of the
police service a a whole.
TUB RECOMMENDATIONS In con
clusion, we should recommend that the
City Attorney be. requested to slve an
opinion as to what remedies are avail
able and appropriate for the violations
of the charter herein pointed out. Any.
legal remedy which Is available, and
Appropriate for such violations should
be promptly Invoked.
all the time he was absent therefrom,
between August 26. 1839, and July 22.
1M5. He had not resided in the City of
Portland for three years next preceding
his appointment as .captain of police on
November 4. 1305. If section 23 of the
charter applies to a captain of police,
Patrick Bruin is holding office contrary
to the provisions thereof.
Xot a Registered Voter.
SECOND We are satisfied that section
128 of the charter, which, amongst "other
things, provides that ''all municipal offi
cers, except women, shall be registered
XCeaclaed-oa Pace 13.x