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VOL. XXV XO. 14,083.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SEARCH FOR LIFE
IN THE WRECKAGE
Steamers Patrol Scene
of the Wreck,
VALENCIA IS SUNK DEEP
Only the Broken Masts Appear
NOT A WOMAN IS SAVED
Twenty-Three, Male' Survivors Are
on the Topcka and Nine Others
Arc Hungry and Torn at
rouxD on turret island.
A'JCTOUIA, Tt. C. Jan. 25. The
simmer Shamrock arrived at Toquart,
near Uclurtet. at 10:40 P. M., with
three survivors of the sLcamrr . Val
encia: F. Hancock, chief cook; Max
Sianfllar, fireman, and George Long,
fireman, who were picked up at Tur
ret Island, on Barkley Sound, by
Charlie Ross, an Indian policeman,
of Albcrnl. Another survivor Is fix
ing on the Island, but is at In the
Two bodies found on Turret Island
have been brought by Indians te
VICTORIA. B. C, Jan. 2u. The
wrecked steamer Valencia now lies
submerged and broken but a portion of
a mast stands above water and the fleet
of utoamcrs and tugs have today been
turning their attention to patrolling
iho vicinity, with the hope of finding
boats, rafts or wroekago still afloat
with survivors, though the chances arc
Ashore. scvral parties have been
tolling over most arduous trails, some
carrying succor to those who were
washed ashore, dthcrs scouring the
rugged rocks of the shoreline seeking
for any survivors that may have
i cached shore and be lying hungry and
helpless, and others are ongaged In
the melancholy duty of recovering
Of the total company of 154. but S3
have been definitely accounted for. and
three men, believed to be other sur
vivors, were soon on shore from the
whaling vessel Orion, near the wreck,
huddled about a fire. Six survivors have
been taken on the Salvor; nine, most
of thom so badly cut up and bruised,
without food, and fo overcome that
they could not stand, much less -walk.
jre still camped at Darling Creek, a
telegraph hut. and IS others were
picked up by the City of Topcka.
No Woman or Child Saved.
With the three soon from the Orion
ii mile and a half from the wreck add
ed, the survivors total 3C, loavlng a
death list of lift persons. Not a woman
or child la among the saved.
Scant hope is entertained by those
on board the patrolling steamers that
any others will be recovered, for the
yoctors on rescuing tugs say the limit
of human endurance will have been
passed before that time.
Tne fleet of steamers engaged in pa
trolling were seen this morning in the
vicinity of Darling River. The steamer
Salvor, which left Barofleld Creek this
morning. aftcr sending part of her
crew over land trails to seek survivors,
and the whaling steamer Orion (a ves
sel better equipped than any in this
neighborhood to throw lines to wrecks,
being equipped with -a harpoon gun),
the steamer Queen, which stopped at
the scene on the way to- San Francisco
and tug Lome, sent from Victoria last
night with a party of bluejackets and
a lifeboat on board, were all there and
as far as could be learned from cor
respondents at various points, none had
succeeded in finding other survivors.
Surf Too nigh for Salvor.
The steamer Salvor made an effort
to get one &C her boats through the
surf near Darling Creek this morning
to land supplies for the men at Dar
ling telegraph hut. The surf ran too
high, though, and It seemed impossible
to get a boat through it. The boat was
forced to return
The Salvor soon afterward located
two men and--a boy, seen from the
Orion ar 10:40 A. M., beside a Are evi
dently built as a signal on the beach
between Beegardess Point and Klane
wak, where the- wreck lies. After trans
ferring the survivors taken from Bam
lield to the steamer-City of Topcka the
Salvor went to notify the tug Lome
of the finding-of the party on shore and
asked if the British bluejackets on
"board the Lorn -with a lifeboat would
attempt n landing. Captain Butler re
plied they wouhl -try,- but the under
taking was most dangerous and un
Bluejackets Dare Death.
The British bluejackets, however,
volunteered .to. try .and. made a daring
attempt, but they were unsuccessful,
and the sailors were obliged to return
after getting within three boatlength's
of the shore.
Some doubt was held on the tug of
whether the party on shore was made -up
of sqryivors of the wreck, for, after the
fee&t started bore, several others .were
seen and they seomcd to make no at
tempt to get off to the boat. Falling to'
make a landing, the-sallors tried to send
food ashore in barrols, but In this they
were also unsuccessful. It Is not expected
'that the surf will be navigable for some
With the failure of the Salvor to land
supplies, the steam whaler Orion soon
afterwards returned to Bamflcld to no
tify those there that aid must be sent
by land. The nine men wore on the side
of Da'rling River nearest the wreck and
Messrs. Richmond, McWha and Mouslcy,
cable operators, who went taking sup
plies, rope ahd telegraph instruments
with them to the scene of the wroek, wore
unable to cross the swollen creek.
' Bunker Swims Darling Creek.
' Darling Crock is now three times its
normal depth and a swift current runs
toward a fall near the month. But one
of 'the survivors had managed to cross.
,F. F. Buiikor,' Assistant S;hotM Superin
tendent or Seattle, a passenger, who es
caped from the wreck, seeing lite wife and
two daughters drown alongside the
steamer- by rhe swamping of the boats,
swam acrofcs -the swift creek. A man of
wonderful energy, he placed a rope about
his waist before -hp started. He succeeded
though he was almost carried down to
the fall, i :
Other attempts were made to crows at
low water, and the. party succeeded, work-!
ing Its why to. the wreck, accompaniod
by the survivors who were able to go.
From Bunker it-was learned how the
nine men had escaped. They were in
Nos. 2 and" 5 boats and were but a Jcr
cottage of the crews of those boats wild
were washed ashore after the boats had
been capsized in the breakers outside the
heavy surf rolling in on the day of the
disaster. Jn No. 2 boat, when it started
from the ship, there were 15. In all and
eight of these were drownod. All had
life preservers on. No. S boat had left
the steamer with very few passengers,
not more than xlx or seven )n all. and
Mr. Bunker and D. Rlehley, a fireman,
who arc all that made the land, after
being thrown into the breakers.
Perished in the JUgging.
The people on board had not taken to
the rigging when these boats left. It
was not until the steamer swung around
broadside to the shore and unk by the
bow. leaving but the housos on the hur
ricane deck above water, that thoy went
Into the rigging. That all took refuge
there perished seems now certain. When
th. life-raft picked up by the City of
Topcka left the wreck they were being
gradually swept away by the seas which
broke against the vessel and before dark
ness last night the hull was submerged
and all who remained were Ipst,
This morning the steam whaler OrJon.
a small vessel, which could approach
nearer the wreck than any of the rescue
steamers, found only a portion of the Va
lencia's mast and derrick standing above
water. There is very llttlxsKind today,
but there is a swell rupnlng which is
very heavy, though notji bo compared
with ihnt of Wednesday." The whaler's
crew picked up a few jackets and cbds
and a numbor of strips of blankets which
had evidently been used as lashings by
those who took to the rigging.
Broken Mast Above Water.
The Salvor's crew also proceeded
to the wreck today, after making three
efforts to land at Darling Creek, but as
the steamer was unable to proceed as
close as the whaler, those on board saw
nothing of the wreck. The butt of the
mast was seen above water, and a boat
went to make an examination. Tho
broken mast was found to be entangled
with canvas, white flannel and calico,
which appeared to have been part of the
cargo, in an attempt to lash some of the
passenger to the mast.
A good deal of the wreckage was seen
adrift, but no bodies. Few bodies have
been recovered. From Pachcna hut.
where a correspondent cut In with an in
strument to send the account of the sur
vivors' predicament at Darling River. It
was reported that three, all Identified, had
been picked up. The Orion and Salvor,
on returning to Bamfield, did not report
finding any corpses, and the tugs Lome
(Concluded on Page C.)
BIUDE-TO-BE OF YOUNG KING OF
Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena. of Bat-
The fair, slender English Princess. I
Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena of Batten- 4
berg, granddaughter of Queen Vic- 1
torla. who is to be the wife of the 2
young Kins of Spain, is a namesake 4
of ex-Empress Eugenie of France. She
was born In Scotland in 1SS7. being
the first royal child to be born tn
Scotland since King Charles I. in
1C00. Another coincidence between
the history of Charles I and his
pretty girl descendant of three cen
turies later may be mentioned. When
Charles I was Prince of Wales be
went a-woolng In Spain. A marriage
with the Spanish Infanta had been
projected, and Charles went to Spain.
Just as, reversing the situation, the
young Spanish King Alfonso went
a-woolng to England last year, but
Prince Charles took with him as com
panion on his romantic journey the
.haughty Duke of Buckingham, and
Buckingham's arrogant waysao an
gered and repelled the Spanish court
that, the inatch was broken" oft.
Portland Firm Will Construct
First Unit of Irriga-
jjjVILL FINISH IT IN YEAR
Hitchcock Awards Work to Mason,
Davis & Co., Lowest Bidders on
Aggregate Other Contracts
: Will Soon Follow.
w OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Jan. 25. The Secretary of the In
terior today awarded contracts for the
construction and completion of the first
unit of the Klamath irrigation project
in Southern Oregon. This is the begin
ning of the big Jl.fXO.OO) project recently
approved. Otlicr contract will follow, as
plans are completed and the demand for
The larger part of the contract awarded
today goes to Mason, Davis &. Co.. of
Portland, who underbid 13 competitor?
from Oregon as well as other states.
Their aggregate contract amounts to
TS77.S30. The rest or the contract, amount
ing to only JCS2S. wan awarded to the In
ternational Contract Company, of Seattle.
Xcarly All Tor Portland.
As Indicated by these figures, practically
the entire first unit of the Klamath pro
ject will be constructed by Mason, Davis
& Co. They will dig a canal to take water
out of Upper Klamath Iake, bring it
through a deep cut out onto the low land
adjoining the town of Klamath Fajls,
after turning it Into the Ankeny Canal,
which the Government has agreed to buy.
In the construction of this canal approxi
mately '718,100 cubic yarde of material
must be excavated, 3100 feet of tunnel
must be cut and lined and substantial
hoadgatcs installed to control the flow of
water through the canal, the gates being
set in solid concrete work.
The water carried through this canal
will be used In the vicinity of Klamath
Falls and will for the most part Irrigate
land already under cultivation. Not much
new land will be opened up under this
Other; j&nEsxlsp Be lict.
Probably before this first canal is com
pleted, contracts will bp let, for another
unit of the Klamath project, as there is
ample money at hand, five times as much,
in "fact, as Is" called for by the first con
tract. But the Government does not pro
pose to rush this project through. It
would be bad policy to throw upon the
market the 237,000 acre? in the Klamath
basin at a time when transportation facil
ities are limited. The Government rather
proposes to proceed slowly, opening up
new land only fast enough to meet the
demands of settlers.
Lowest Bid in the Aggregate.
Mason. Davis & Co.. whose bid is ac
cepted on schedules 1, 2 and 3 of the
Klamath project, are a firm of good
standing, and the Government Is satis
fied that they will be able to carry the
work to successful completion. The Re
clamation Service recommended that the
award be made to them, notwithstanding
that their bldg on several items were
higher than those of other bidders. Their
aggregate bid was far below that of all
the others and J150.OM below the bid of
Robert Wakefield, of Portland, the only
other Oregon bidder.
It is expected that work on this new
canal will begin as soon as Mason, Davis
& Co. furnish bond and are able to get
their machinery and workmen Into the
Klamath country. Work should be well
under way by Spring and 12 months ought
to sec the first unit of the Klamath pro
ject completed and in operation.
WILIi GIVE SETTLERS TITLE
Senate Pusses Bill in Bcgard to
Overlap Iind Grant.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Jan. 23. Senator Fulton this eve
ning called up and passed through the
Sonate his bill for the relief of certain
entrymen and settlers within the limits
of the Northern Pacific Railway grant
between Portland and Wallula. The bill
as passed provides:
That the provisions of the act or July 1.
1803. which provides for the adjustment by
the Land Department of conflicting claims
to lands within the limits of the grant to the
Northern Pacific Railroad Company, and also
the provisions of the act of March 2. 1001,
entitled, "An act for the relief of settlers
under the public land lawn to lands within
the Indemnity limit of the grant to the
Northern Pacific Railroad Company." be. and
they hereby are. extended to Include any
bona nde settlement or entry made subse
quent to January 1. 1S3S, and prior to May
31, 1005. in accordance with the erroneous
decision of the Land Department respecting
the 'withdrawal on the general route of the
Northern Pacific Railroad between Wallula,
Warn., and Portland. Or., where the same
has not since been abandoned.
This bill in effect proposes to give title
to settlers and entrymen on land within
the limits of overlapping grants between
Portland and Wallula, where entries were
made after January 1, 19S. and prior to
May 31, 1905. The whole difficulty arises
from conflicting decisions of the Interior
Department and the General Land Office,
which made it possible for settlers o
Initiate entries on this disputed land.
But for the decision of the Supreme
Court on May 31, 1S03, which reverses the
"Department, dispossesses these settlers
of their lands, there would be no neces
sity for special legislation of Jhis char
acter. The equities of the case-arc all on
the side of the settlers, who acted in good
faith, but unfortunately acted upon un
sound rulings of the Interior Department.
It.'Is proposed that the raJlrpad company.
zbku s peraiuea te eKe indemnity se
lections In payment for the land which
it surrenders to bonaflde settlers in case
this bill becomes law. The prospects for
Its ultimate passage arc bright.
BUILD SA3IPLE GOOD BOADS
Government Will Give Salem and
' Pendleton Each One.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Jan. 25. Two samples of good
roads will be built In Oregon this Sum
mer under the direction of Government
experts. Through the efTprta of Sen
ator Fulton and Samuel Hill, the good
roads enthusiast, the Agricultural De
partment has agreed to send experts
and machinery to Oregon to build two
specimen roads, each one mile in
length. It is the understanding that the
roads .shall be built near Salem and
Pendleton, the respective counties to
bear the expense of materials and la
bor, the Government to pay Its experts
and furnish machinery.- -
Similar work is to be. done in other
Northwestern States. an&it is planned
to hereafter build two sample roads
In Oregon every year, until each coun
ty has had at least one such highway.
The object is to demonstrate to farm
ers how good roudo can be built and
ARTILLERY FQR OREGOX GUARD
JJInzcr Secures Promise od Four
Guns From Government.
OREGONIAN NEWS BL'REAUt Wash
ington. Jan. 25. Adjutant-General Y.
E. Finzor. of the Oregon National
Guard,, who has been attending tlie
convention of National Guardbfllcers
in this city, left for home today, bear
dng a virtual promise of the "jVar De
partment that 556.000 worth of equip
ment would be turned over fQjKhe use
of one battery of field nrtllleijyf of the
Oregon National Guard. The Equipment
will include four field pieces; and 140
revol vers. I
Buy St. Clair's Order Book.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,.-Washington.
Jan. 25. Senator Fulton today
Introduced a resolution authorizing the
purchase for J5'0 from John T. Nolun,
of Portland, of the "Order book of
General Arthur St. Clair, covering mil
itary opemtlons in the Northwest Tcd
rltory under Presidents Washington
EARLING STARTS WEST
St. Paul President Will, Inspect
Route Through Mountains.
ST. PAUL. Jan. 25. President A. J.
Karilng. of the Chicago, Milwaukee &. St.
Paul Railway, arrived in St. Paul'thls aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock on his special train
and departed for the West -at 3:30.
Mr. Earllng said ills mission Wa to look
Into the matter of lenai.Is f6rthe Mll-"jvauktv-
road' Pud tic Coast extension,
and that he would Inspect three routes
which he had in view for crossing the
mountains. He declined to say where
these three routes were located.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TESTE It DAT'S Maximum temperature. iZ
dec.: minimum temperature. AS dey. Pre
TODAY'S Probably occasional light rala;
wlnca mostly southerly.
Moroccan conference dltcusses tax collection
system. Page S.
Castro defends action toward Talcny. Page 5.
BrltUh elections draw near do. I'ag -I.
Alarm in Germany at Socialist agitation.
Pase S. i
Revolt of Letts in Rus-sla hard te suppress.
Statehood bill passos. Heu?e after more pro
tects. Page 5.
Money speaks In Senate against Roosevelt's
foreign policy. Page 3.
Bonaparte proposes new bill against hazing.
Contract let for Klamath irrigation canal.
Germans aceuse moral reformer of abusing
Senator's frank. Page S.
Pitiful transformation of Senator Depew.
Will of Marshall Field. Page S.
"See America" conference opens at Salt Lake.
Death of General Joseph Wheeler. Page 4.
Old friend of Wheeler commits suielde en
hearing of his death. Page -f.
Collier and Ilapgood testify In Town Topics
trial. Page 1.
Earthquake In the Southwest. Page 3.
Lawyers In packers case fall to agree
Hadley has good criminal case a galas t
Standard OH. Page 3.
Mob attempts to lynch negroes at Chatta
.noega. but is repulsed by cavalry. Page -I.
Willamette Valley Development League holds
closing session at Albany. Page C
Charge of dodging the anti-compact law Is
brought against Insurance companies in
Washington. Page 7.
Dora Jennings Jury disagrees and Is dis
charged; Jasper Jennings sentenced.
Wreck of the Valencia.
Steamers patrol the scene of the wreck of
the Valencia, searching for survivors.
Page 1. ,
More men reach telegraph hut on Darling
Creek In a pitiable condition. Page a.
G. Wlllets." a survivor, gives a graphic pic
ture of the wreck. Page C.
Commercial aad Maxlae.
Strong position of canned salmon market.
Rapid decline in grain options at San Fran
cisco. Page 15.
Slight gain In May wheat at Chicago.
' Page 15.
Stock-market recovers from early weakness
and closes strong. Page 15.
Members of Port of Portland and river pilots
Inspect site for proposed railroad bridge
across the Willamette. Page 14.
Tug Pioneer sights schooner floating bottom
up off the coast. Page 14.
rortlasd aad Vic laity.
Backers of Willamette Valley Traction Com
pany are New Tork capitalists. Page. 10.
Travelers' Aid Association is disbanded.
Man accused of passing bad check excuses
hlmselr as possessed of dual personality.
Advocate of high bridge gives his reasons.
Efforts of Haniman to keep North-Bank
road out of Portland may be resented by
merchants. Page 11.
Rankin wins his suit. Page 10.
.Effort will be made, to indict Martin Ready
for. pooIsHrag. Page 11.
Ladd secured, of , maintaining a slaughter
house in 'Portland. Page 10.
Xer. Q.. L. Tafts held tip by highwayman, but
aa he had only 58, cents- robber declined to
take, money. Page 9.
Dr. Brovgher aad Dr. Wilson declare that
eertakt: saloeakoooers cosKlred for thi
swjtHe -of ',M&okesias; xpt&tie& , ei
ALL MEN NOW 1
Transformed From Apostle of
Happiness to Broken- '
Down Old Man.
SHUNNED BY OLD FRIENDS
Pathetic Contrast With Former Self.
Driven Out of Business, 'Put
in Coventry. JIc Would. '
NEW TORK. Jan. 25.-(SpccIal.)
Bright-eyed. . smiling, always happy.
Honored at clubs, welcomed at banquets.
Thoroughly enjoying life and calling
upon everybody to see the bright side of
Ar broken-down old man, as much alone
In New York City as if he were, on a
desert island. Out of business, out of so
ciety. Shunned by his friends, assailed by
the public His fortune- - impaired, his
health broken, and rumors afloat that his
mind is giving way.
These are two "thumbnail sketches of
Chauncey M. Depew. as he wns a year
ago. and as he is today, and they are
true to life. He is the most pathetic fig
ure in the United States. If not In the
world, today, and the loss oC the public's
love and applause is killing him. as sure
ly as If he had been slowly poisoned. He
Is a second "man without a country." and
the punishment inflicted upon him is the
most severe that could possibly have
Day after day he sits brooding in his
lonely house at No. 27 West Fifty-fourth
street. His wife has gone abroad and
the time of her return is problematical.
Nobody calls to see him nobody Invites
him out. Occasionally he Is seen in his
carriage driving In the park. In the old
days his progress was marked by eheory
words and waving of hands from his
friends on tho sidewalk, and he always
had a smile and a Joke to throw back
But" It is different now. He lies back
on the cushions like an Invalid. There is
no light In his eyes, no smile on hi3
face When he notices anybody- looking
at him he shrinks as if he expected a
blow. There are no smiles, no jests. It
Is only a weary old man out for an air
ing, and nobody -knows him and no one
cares whether he lives or dies.
His Sin Was Only Smallt
And yet what Depew did was a very
tiny sin. judged .by the standards of Wall
strceL He accepted a retainer of $20,000
a year from the Equitable Life Assur
ance Society and induced his associates
to advance a loan on worthless Depew
Investment Society securities. It wasn't
much. Other men have been far more
wicked. But the fact that It was Depew
was the fact that hurt, and which
brought such swift punishment.
Everybody knew there were thieves in
Wall street. Everybody knew that finan
cial institutions were crowded with graft
ers, great and small, but sunny Chauncey
Depew was regarded as honest, and
everybody trusted him.
When the Armstrong committee dragged
him into the limelight and showed him
in his true colors, the public indignation
was great, and It has been growing stead
ily and quietly every day.
A few weeks ago Depew announced his
retirement from the board of directors in
79 corporations, railroad and Industrial.
It is known that he didn't want to do It,
but he wa3 told that in a number of cases
he would be summarily removed, and
that In not a single instance could he
hope to be re-elected.
His latest statement has just been Is
sued. He declares through his son that,
on account of his health, he has decided
to cancel all hlsr social engagements, and
to accept none for the future.
"And the pathos of it is," said a mem
ber of the Union League Club tonight,
"that poor old Depew cancels his engage
ments because he hasn't any. and is too
proud to say so.
Xo Longer Seen in Tils Clubs.
"Depew has been one of the greatest
club men in New York. Here Is a par
tial list of the organizations to which he
belonged up to the time of the Investi
gation. "Metropolitan. Union League. Lotos.
University. University Glee. Yale. Cen
tury Association. Lawyers. Republican,
Players. Sons of the American Revolu
tion. Riding and Driving. Society of the
Colonial Wars. New York Historical So
ciety. St. Nicholas, Tuxedo. New York
Yacht. Historical Society. Phi Beta
Kappa. St. Nicholas Society. Authors.
Ardsiey. Transportation. West Side Re
publican. New England Society, Chamber
of Commerce. Press, Lafayette Post G. A.
R-. and the swell Oxford and Montauk
Clubs in Brooklyn.
"There are others In other cities, but
in everyone of the list I have given
Depew was regarded -as a- star member.
He visited about, was always treated
with great . consideration, and where he
sat was the head of the table. In many
of the organizations he has served as
President. In practically every one. he
has at one time or another been a di
rector. Depew was an Ideal clubman. He
swore by his clubs, and they swore by
"He has not been In- any one of them
in months. He made a few visits here
and there, slinking and furtive, not at all
the Depew we have loved for years, but
everywhere he met with cold glances and
even open affronts. -
"When he came among 413, Jve. found itis
old friends did not know him. He found
himself to be a mo.re. sorrowful., rejected
'Man Who Was than could -ever be por
trayed by KlpUBg.
:ever a ,au& ias been sent to Cov
entry, it is Chauncey Depew and I pity
him from the bottom of my heart."
Chauncey Depew has for years been
the recipient of honors, trifling in
themselves, but which delighted him
to the heart. Ever since he was elected
to the Assembly, over 40 years ago, he
has annually attended his old district
convention ana made a speech to the
delegates. He was not invited this
The aristocratic Montauk Club, of
Brooklyn, has annually given a "birth
day dinner" in his honor. There will
not be any dinner this year. The olfl
cers or the club do not say why. They
simply say there win be no dinner.
Depew has for many years addressed
the new officers of. Lafayette Post, of
which he is a member, and has been
enthusiastically cheered by his old
comrades. He did not, attend the an
nual meeting- No explanation was
given. Nono was asked.
Kane Lodge, aristocratic among Ma
sonic bodies in New York City, has
Depow- as a member. For many years
he was a teller at the annual election,
.explaining laughingly that it was the
only office he wanted, lie didn't get
it tnis year. Of course he couldn't be
appointed, for he failed to appear.
Tile Players' Club was fond of De
pew. Every prominent actor who was a
member, and that .Includes practically
everyone in the profession, was accus
tomed to sending him tickets for first
nights in New York, with a cordial
wish for a personal opinion of the play
nd the star's work. And Depew al
ways attended if ne could, and would
afterwards deliver himself of a bright,
snappy criticism in the presence of an
audience of admiring players. They
don't send him tickets any more. "An
invalid docs not care to go to the the
ater, you know." And besides
Cares Xo More for Office.
For years Depew has been a member
of the Yale corporation, and was al
ways re-elected unanimously. His term
expires thi3 Spring, and he will not
stand for re-election. It "was unneces
sary for various members to organize
a movement against him. "Of course
he does not care for the otfice any
Depew was always one of the star
speakers at the Press Club ban
quet. Hf likd newspaper men,
and would get up in the middle
of the night to chat with re
porters. They liked him and. when
reporters were discussing the big men
of the city, somebody would always be
bound to say that Depew was the easi
est man - to interview and the nicest
mair to meet in the whole city. And
everybody would promptly agree with
the speaker. It is different now.
The life of Senator Chauncey M De
pew used to be filled with business',
joy and happiness. He was engaged
all day in attending to the various en
terprises in which he was engaged. At
night oaatajrurjrurnd of club, .visits
and banquets kept him out until late.
In polite society he was known as "the
famous after-dinner speaker." On the
Bowers", where his fame was also, wide
spread, they called him 'The Peach.'
The "Depew smile" was unique in its.
class, a benevolent beam, that was al
ways on his countenance. He preached
happiness, practiced happiness, and ra
diated happiness. Men looked up to him
as one immune from the s6rr6ws or
Would Welcome Death. t
A lonely old man. with lack 'Itlstrfe'
eyes, sits in a mansion in a fashion
able prt of New York City. He has
plenty to eat, plenty to wear and more
servants than he really needs. But he
has lost all that life holds dear to him,
and it Is whispered that the "apostle
of happiness" would wearily welcome
Twenty thousand dollars a year! It
really Isn't much for a wealthy man,
and the amount is far too small, when
one considers the price that Dapew has
paid for It.
Do you wonder ne is a sorrowful,
broken old man. and that those once
his friends, when they mention his
name, speak in hushed whispers, as
one mentions the dead?
Poor old Depew!
Crosses Spain in Balloon.
MADRID, Jan. 23. A Spanish aeronaut
named Duro has crossed the Pyrenees In
a gas iSiIIoon. He ascended at Pau and
descended at Guadic. in Granada, cover
ing about 550 miles in 14 hours.
SUED BECAUSE HER SKIPPER- SET
YACHT ON ITKE.
Sirs. Sasaa DeForest Day Parker.
Mrs. Susan DeForest Day Parker Is
being sued in New York by an in
surance company for a portion of the
921,000 paid to her for damage done
by fire to her yacht. Scythian. Cap
tain James Cardiff, who commanded
the yacht, testified In court that he
had set fire to the boat by order of
Dr. Charles Thomdyke Parker, hus
band of the famous yachtswoman.
Mrs. Parker was the first woman to
whom a yachtmaters certificate was
. granted in this country. She Is
wealthy and prominent"" socially. Her
yacht was originally, a tramp steam
ship in the South American fruit
t f I
B HIS CHARGE!
He Told Hapgood to
HAS GOOD JOKE ON JEROME
Prosecutor Given as Authority
WHAT PROVOKED "LIBEL"
Attack on Miss Roosevelt Aroused
Collier to Wrath Shepavd Ad
dresses Jury' With Cutting
Words on Blackmailers.
NEW YORK. Jan. 25. The last stage of
the trial of Norman Hapgood. editor of
Collier's Weekly, charged with criminal
PRESIDENT OF BALTIMORE TRUST
COMPANY BLED BY TOWN
Bernard N. Baker.
Bernard N. Baker, president of the
Baltimore Trust Company and presi
dent of the American Trust Company,
is one of the men bled by Town Top
ics. Certain objectionable" articles ap
peared in' Town Topics' regarding his
family. He protested. Colonel Mann
told him other steamship companies
advertised. He advertised. The at
tacks ceased. He refused to subscribe
to "Fads and Fancies." Items again
commenced to appear In Town Topics.
libel In the publication of a paragraph
commenting upon City Magistrate Deuel's
connection with Town Topics, was
reached today when the taking of testi
mony was ended and Edward M. Shepard,
of counsel for the accused editor, made
the opening argument for the defense. At
the conclusion of Mr. Shepard's address.
In which he declared that everything
stated in the paragraph in Collier's was
true and In which he denounced Town
Topics as a blackmailing publication, an
adjournment was taken until tomorrow,
when District Attorney Jerome will sum
up for the prosecution.
The striking feature of the testimony
was given by Mr. Hapgood himself, when
he took the stand In his own behalf and
declared that what he had written about
Town Topics was based upon information
furnished to him by Mr. Jerome himself.
Mr. Jerome here caused some merriment
by his statement that it showed that,
after all, he was the writer of the article
Involved in the trial.
"That Is true In a measure." assented
Robert Collier, of Collier's Weekly, tes
tified that Mr. Hapgood had written the
article concerning Justice Deuel and
Town Topics under instructions from him.
Mr. Jerome recalled Colonel W. D. Mann,
editor of Town Topics, to give his ver
sion of his dealings with Bernard N. Ba
ker, of Baltimore, and also to deny the
statement that Harry Lehr and several
other society people had furnished para
graphs to Town Topics.
The last act of Mr. Jerome for the pros
ecution was to place In evidence a letter
from ex-President Grover Cleveland, who
had been given an honorary subscription
to "Fads and Fancies," stating that he
had examined the publication and thought
It an "admirable book."
Mr. Collier was the first witness. He
"What Provoked the "Iiibcl."
"In Town Topics, in October, ISOi, I saw
an article referring to Miss Alice Roose
velt only by her first name. When I
went down to the office, I called Hap
good's attention to that article and told
him J. .thought It was the vilest article
ever printed in any newspaper and sug
gested that he write something about it.
He did so in an editorial headed 'The
Most Degraded Paper In the United
States. Hapgood. in hl3 article, how
ever, did not name the paper, but, when
I read the proof of it, I wrote in the
name 'Town Topics, telling Hapgood at,
the same time that my action would
doubtless Involve us in personal abuse."
After the arrest of Charles Ahle, the
solicitor, Mr. Collier said, Mr. Hapgood
wrote another editorial, and, while he was
doing so. Mr. Collier told him to say In it
that it was a disgrace for any Judge to
be connected with Town Topics.
Under cross-examination by Mr. Jerome,
t Bernard N. Baker.
Concluded on Pago 4.)