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THE MO It MM OKEUUAUM, TUESDAY, ALOIM 11V
OH SUGAR TARIFF
Republican Leaders Predict
Ruin of Industry in South
if Bill Is Passed.
TIME FOR VOTE NOT FIXED
Democrats Confident That Only Two
of Party Will Go Against Meas
ure Minority Members Say
Change Only Temporary".
WASHINGTON". Aug. It. Free susar
was the text of the tariff debate in the
Senate today. Republican members as
sailing the Democratic proposal to put
sugar on the free list In 1916. predict
ing the ruin of the Louisiana cane sugar
Industry and the "gobbling up" by the
trust of the domestic beet sugar in
dustry of the country.
Senators Brlstow, Smith of Michigan.
Sterling. Smoot, Lodge and Cummins
led in the attack on the sugar sched
ule, which bids fair to hold the atten
tion of the Senate for several days. No
time has been fixed tor a rote on the
Democratic rates or amendments pro
posed today by Senator Brlstow, which
would provide for a gradual reduction
of the tariff on refined sugar until
the figure would reach 1.26 a hundred
pounds In 1919.
Democrats Bare of Strensjtau
Democratic leaders asserted tonight
that the Brlstow amendments would
be voted down and that there would be
no Democratic votes to be cast against
the majority except those of the Louisi
ana Senators, Thornton- and Kansdell,
who gave notice of their purpose to
the Democratic caucus.
In today's discussion Senator Bristow
asserted that the American Sugar He
fining Company, which several years
ago started out to acquire the beet
sugar factories, abandoned the plan
because "they found It would be cheap,
er and easier to destroy this industry
through free sugar than to control It
by purchase of stock."
Senator Walsh declared that testi
mony of beet sugar men before the
lobby committee was to the effect that
the reason the American Sugar Kenning
Company reduced Its holdings in the
beet sugar plants of the West was be
cause of fear of the Sherman anti
Senator Makes Prediction.
Senator William Alden Smith
vigorously supporting the Brlstow
"I venture the assertion that the
American Sugar Refining Company nor
any of Its owners has not purchased
any beet sugar stock since the Demo
cratic party came into power and will
not buy any until you have passed your
bill and your three years of strangula
tion have persecuted the beet sugar men
and tremendously reduced the price of
"If the Industry Is going, to be
ruined." asked Senator Williams, "why
should the stock be bought- then?"
"Because the Democrats' -lease of
power." replied Senator Smith, "is but
temporary and there later will be a
"If this party's lease of power is
temporary," Senator Williams returned,
"why picture all this despair, why not
pass the bill, turn the Democrats out.
re-establish your lines and go ahead?"
The Republican Senators unanimously
contended that the proposed rates
would not cheapen sugar to the con
sumer. Senator Cummins said the removal of
the sugar duty In Kit would tend to
abrogate the present reciprocity treaty
with Cuba because it would abolish the
Cuban sugar preferential, the chief
provision of the treaty. He raised the
question, however, whether the pro
posed law or the treaty eventually
Bill and Treaty la Accord.
Senator Lodge, who said he drafted
a portion of the Cuban reciprocity
treaty, declared that the pending bill
made an Immediate reduction In the
sugar rate of approximately 20 cents
a hundred pounds and that this reduc
tion would not be in conflict with the
Senator Williams also Insisted that
there was no conflict between the
troaty and the bill. The treaty, he
said, applied to all Imports, guaran
teeing Cuba a preferential but not
preventing a change of tariff rates by
"Undoubtedly." he added, "the bill
will give Cuba the right to serve no
tice of abrogation of the treaty If she
wanta to take that view of It. But
Cnba may conclude, as she gets many
other things in at preferential rates,
that It is to her Interest to keep this
Senator Sterling said agitation for
free sugar had deterred capitalists
from erecting beet sugar factories In
Senator Walsh, of Montana, ex
pressed the belief that many projected
beet sugar factories In the West had
been kept from entering the field by
the "powers that be" in the beet sugar
VESSEL SINKS; 32 LOST
(Continued From First Pass.)
Juneau and Skagway and presumably
were on the ship when she struck the
rock. Twenty-two passengers were
taken on board at Prince Rupert, Ket
chikan, Petersburg. Wrangell and other
points, and these also were on the boat
at the time of the disaster, making a
total of IS passengers. Forty-three
passengers were rescued and taken to
Juneau by the steamship Jefferson,
leaving 33 who have perished. Seven
of the crew are dead, making the total
Parser's Records Lost.
' The figures of the number of passen
gers are given by the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company. They cannot be
verified by the purser, who lost all his
records. It Is barely possible that some
of the S passengers booked to sail
from Seattle changed their minds at
the last moment.
The vessel and cargo, mail and ex
presa are a total loss. - The sMd tu
valued at S400.OO0. A number of horses
for use on the Shushanna trail were on
the vessel. The steamship Jefferson
of the Alaska Steamship Company.
southbound, heard the wireless call of
the sinking steamship and turned back
to rescue the survivors, who had taken
to small boats and life rafts. Ten of
the passengers had suffered so severe
ly from exposure that it was necessary
to take them to a hospital In Juneau
for treatment. Miss Lillian Ward died
after being taken off a life raft. The
uninjured survivors of the crew and
passengers are being taken to Seattle
en the Jefferson, and will arrive there
The 43 surviving passengers will
leave Juneau for Seattle on the North
western tonight All are able to travel,
having recovered from the effects of
their rough experience.
W. A. Dyer, a student at Marquette
Medical College, was drowned while
his roommate, P. Nearey, pf the same
college, was rescued.
A. J. Wilson, who was drowned, was
from Prince Rupert, B. C.
Mrs. Nellie Ward, of Seattle, was
drowned after getting to the deck from
her stateroom. Her daughter. Lillian,
was struck by a falling steamer mast,
and died several hours later on board
the Jefferson. J. H. Holman, one of the
drowned passengers, was from Corn
wall, England. .
The State of California was going at
full speed when she struck the reef and
a great portion of the ship's bottom
was torn off. letting in a great flood
of water which quickly engulfed the
boat. Most of the passengers and mem.
bers of the crew who perished were In
their staterooms and there was not
time to get them out before the boat
went down. The 'crew numbered 52 men.
Captain Cann and 40 men are on the
Jefferson returning , to Seattle, seven
perished and First Officer Ablnethy
and three men are standing by the
wreck. The ship Is sunk in deep water
and there Is no hope of salvage.
The Jefferson was only a short dis
tance away when she picked up the
"S. O. S." call and when she arrived
HISTORIC STEA1TER LOST
W W-es e
at the scene the survivors were in the
lifeboats and on life rafts. It was
broad daylight. There is no possibility
that any ot the missing reached shore.
Bodies of Tea Recovered.
The dead whose bodies have been
Mrs. A. Blrnbaum.
Mrs. Stella Reardan.
Mrs. Clara Van De Lass.
John Van De Lass.
Miss Lillian Ward, Seattle, daughter
9f Edward C. Ward, assistant .manager
Pacific Coast Steamship Company.
Mrs. NelHe B. Ward, mother of Miss
Four unidentified women.
Following is a partial list of the
missing, who are believed to be dead:
Miss Anna L. Cassldy.
Mtss May Dixon.
W. A. Dwyer.
Blanche Frldd. Monmouth. Or.
Minette E. Harlan. Moamoutb, Or.
Leslie Hobro, manager of the Pa
cific Coast Steamship Company's office
in San Francisco,
Miss Alice Johnson.
Llllias B. Norman.
Mrs. C. E. Splthlll and child.
Ben A. Wade.
Severn of Crew Dead.
Members of the crew dead:
Fourth Officer L Anderson.
Wireless Operator D. C Perkins.
Deck Officer N. Lawson.
Deck Officer L, Mezzene.
Walter J. Clark.
Waiter B. Madlger.
Following is a list .of the passengers
who were saved:
L. Ferris, W. H. Daniel, Albert Gyb
ling, Mrs. E. M. Cardiff, P. Neacy. Mra
J. Mills. May Joseph, Miss M. Smith, J.
F. Pugh. Mrs. J. F. Pugh. C. O. Dickin
son, Miss F. Mull, Mrs. B. V. Drake. A.
P. Wlnnedge, F. C. Russell, O. P.
Opshall, C. V. Nelson, S. D. Grant, J. F.
Dickson, D. R. O'Neill, F. Brown. & J.
Robertson, D. N. Wescott, C. D. Shaw, J.
Mull, R. Shaw. A. Irish, W. Paulsen, &
Gren, H. Olson, P. Raymond, - J.
Mathews, D. H. Coman. Harry Agrup,
Floyd Benson. Peter Olson. Mrs. Peter
Olson. A. M. Floyd, Mrs. A. M. Floyd,
M. Nellie Hamilton, K. Hill, H. H.
Towne, T. Hipp.
Seattle Teacher Missing.
Miss May Dixon was a Seattle school
teacher. Her parents live at Superior,
Wis., and a brother resides at Spokane.
The names of John Terrass and his
sister. Miss Clara G. Terrass. both of
Los Angeles, appear on the passenger
list of the State of California, kept at
the office of the Pacific Coast Steam
ship Company in Seattle. They are not
In the list of rescued, which Is complete,
The list of missing is incomplete.
Vessel Built In 1870.
The State of California, an iron
steamship of 2276 gross tons, was built
at Philadelphia In 1879, and-carried a
crew of 76 men. For many years she
had carried passengers between Puget
Sound and San Francisco.
The wrecked vessel was commanded
by Captain Thomas H. Cann, Jr.. who
had command of the steamship Valen
cia on her last trip from Seattle to San
Francisco, and who was transferred to
another command when the Valencia
reached that port, thus barely missing
being on that steamer when she went
ashore at Cape Beala, B. C. January
23, 1906, with a loss of 117 lives.
CAMBER BAY Is DANGEROUS
Scene of Disaster, Bordering: on Big
Kcef, Never Officially Surveyed.
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 18. Gambler
Bay is accounted by mariners one of
the most dangerous pieces of water In
Alaska. Last - year the Admiralty
Trading Company built a cannery on
the bay and made a contract with the
Pacltic - Coast Steamship Company by
which the latter was to handle its busi.
The bay had not been navigated by
large vessels until last year, and It Is
said it has never been officially sur
veyed. A reef must be skirted for a long
distance, and big boats have little room
in which to turn. The State of Cali
fornia went to her doom a few minutes
after leaving the cannery.
Wreek Vletlma oa Honey moo.
LOS ANGELES. Aug. 18. Rev. John
Vanderlas and Mrs. Clara Vanderlass.
who were lost on the State of Califor
nia, were on their honeymoon trip.
They were married here August .
Vanderlass was a mtnister of Phoenix.
Arli. He was iR years old.
OLD SHIP GOES TO
Historic State of California
One of Quartet Associated
in Coast Run.
GEO. W. ELDER ONLY LEFT
Crail Wrecked tn Alaskan Waters
for Many Years Visitor at Port
land Prevlons Acvl- .
dents Not Ffetal.
Plying for tl yearf. on the Pacific
Coast and In that time having churned
its waters from the southernmost end
IN NORTHERN WATERS.
of the West Coast to the chilly waters
of Alaska, the pioneer steamer State
of California, a ship that participated
In historic trsvel from Portland to Call
ifo'a and besides furnished much of
Interest in the period when water
transDortatlon ruled as- her arrival and
departure were leading events, beta
Joined many others In the marine grave
yard of the Alaskan Coast.
The State, as she was customarily re.
ferred to, first berthed at Portland May'
25. 1879. when she completed a voyage
from Philadelphia, where she was con
structed. The steamer reported at San
Francisco May 8. 1879. having speeded
from the Quaker City tn 6S hi days.
Associated with her at different times
on the Portland-San Francisco route
were the steamers Oregon, Geo. W.
Elder and Columbia, and the sole sur
vivor of that quartet now is the Elder,
which Is under repairs at San tran
cisco and In to be recommlssioned soon
with a new lease on life that may
round out for her several years more
in the trade for which aba was built.
Craft Second of Same Jtame.
The State of California was with
drawn from the run out of this port
about 1900. but returned In 1908 and
was operated a year. She waa the sec
ond one of her name constructed for
use In the Coast service, the first State
of California having been purchased
from the Pacific Coast Steamship com
pany by the Russian government and
a duplicate of her was at once or
dered. The 8tata of California had been
on the run until 1886 without getting
into the limelight for other than speed
and comfort, when she collided with
the barkentlne Portland and soon af
ter became disabled off the Oregon
coast and tha steamer Oregon towed
her Into port, the salvage for that
piece of work being 818,600. The
trouble was due to a broken shaft. In
1890 the accident recurred.
Captain J. M. Lachlan brought the
State of California from Philadelphia
to San Francisco, but he was succeed
ed on arrival by Captain Gerald Deb
ney. who held command until 1888.
when Captain H. S. Ackley succeeded
him. Records at the Merchants' Ex
change show that Captain Green, later
on the Columbia, held sway on the
State- of California, also Captains
Thomas, Gage, Parsons and GoodalL
The steamer had been returned to the
route In 1908 to replace the steamer
Sister Ship Precede "State."
The Geo. W. Elder had come to this
coast In 1876. She waa built In 1874 at
Chester, Pa., and two years later the
Oregon Steamship Company brought
her around. She waa commanded by
Captain Francis Conner and her first
arrival at Portland was September 6
of that year. Other masters In order
were Captains Lachlan, Relchmann.
Hayward. Ackley, Carroll, Hunter,
Lyons, Lewis, Patterson, Stannard, Jes
sen and a number of others In later
years. The San Francisco & Portland
Steamship Company, which finally fell
heir to the Elder through the various
corporation changes that followed pi
oneer steamship days, operated her un
til she went on the rocks at Reuben,
near Goble, almost, ten years ago. She
was sold as she lay. After several
fruitless attempts she waa finally
floated and rehabilitated and has re
mained on the Portland-California run
until ordered out of service last month
to have new boilers installed.
Colombia In Fatal Wreck.
The steamship Columbia came here
In 1S80 from Cheater, Pa., also. She
was built for the Oregon Railway &
Navigation Company and Captain Fred
Bolles was her first master, he having
brought her around the Horn, and she
reported here July 22 of that year. She
held probably the most remaraaDie
retard of the early ships in the regular
trade, for only once In 16 years waa
she lonsrer than one night at sea on
the voyage south from the Columbia
River to San Francisco. She was with
drawn from service In 1895, drydocked
and thoroughly overhauled, and she
ran with her usual good luck until the
night of July 21, 1907. when off the
coast of Northern California aha was
struck by the steam schooner San
Pedro, and sank, and 83 lives were lost
Captain Doran had been commander for
a lengthy period and waa lost with her.
The steamship Oregon arrived here
April 23. 1879, from New Tork. and was
65 days and 4 hours on the way, call
ing at Rio de Janeiro and Valparaiso,
Captain Francis Conner being her mas
ter. She made regular trips until 1894,
when she was laid off and thereafter
used largely aa an extra steamer. In
December, 1889. when on the way down
the river the Oregon collided with the
British ship Clan Mackenzie and was
damaged to fhe extent of several thou
sand dollars. She wag lost In 1906 on
the Alaskan coast.
Names Not All Lifted.
LOS ANGELES. Ang. 18. Relatives
here declsred today that Jack Terrass.
a Los Angeles hlsrh school student and
his sister. Miss Clara G. Terrass. sailed
on the State of California. Their names
did not appear In the first lists of
drowned or rescued.
WIRELESS OPERATOR WEALTHY
Adventure at Sea Sought by Young
Man Lost In Shipwreck.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Aug. 18. (Spe
cial) D. C. Perkins, first wireless
operator of the State of California,
whose name appears tn the list of the
missing, la the son of wealthy parents
In San Francisco, where he made his
home. He went to sea because he was
attracted by the adventure and oppor
tunity to see the world afforded a
wireless operator. He had with him as
second operator. Walter Chamberlain,
who is among those saved.
The wireless men of the State of
California did excellent work in sum
moning the steamship Jefferson to
their assistance. In the short time of
three minutes after the vessel utruok
the wireless men of the Jefferson had
the Ill-fated California's "3. O. S." dis
tress call and their vessel was on her
way to the scene of the wreck at Gam
TWO OF LOST FROM PORTLAND
Blanche Fridd and Minette Harlan
Listed Among Missing.
SEATTLE. Aug.- 1. The records In
the office of the Pacific Coast Steam
ship Company contain the addresses of
some of the passengers listed among
the dead and missing in the loss or
the- steamship State of California.
Mr. and Mrs. John van DeLass were
from Los Angeles: Blanche Frldd and
Minette Harlan were from Portland.
Or.: W. A. Dyer was from Milwaukee;
Miss Alice T. Johnson was from Van
couver. B. C, and Mrs. C. E. Splthlll
and Miss Lillian B. Norman were from
Port. Bolivar. Tex.
JELLYFISH HOLD UP SHIP
Great Mass of "Portuguese Men-of-
war" Delays Schooner for 2 Day?.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18. (Special.)
For two days the three-masted schoon
er Azalea, which arrived In Los Ange
les harbor today, was surrounded by
men-of-war." No shots were fired, and
the schooner drifted lazily in the fleet.
striking the "men-of-war" on all sides
and ramming them with her .prow when
sir would dive down a long swell,
causing an enormous mortality among
The "men-of-war" were fish, a spe
cies of jellyfish, termed by seafarers
"Portuguese men-of-war. and were
met by thousanda a few miles out of
San Pedro. The vessel loaded at urays
Harbor and bad a good passage until
within sight of the San Pedro hills.
Then It was that thousands of tne
Jellyfish surrounded the schooner until
hundreds or acres of tne suriace oi tne
water in all directions from the
schooner were filled with the fish.
ENTIRE FAMILY IS SLAIN
Death of Wife, aud Four Children
Laid to Husband Now Dead.
NEW YORK. Auk. 18. The bodies of
Mrs. Mary Lake and her four children,
Horace. 17, Walter. 8, Stella, la, and
Dorothy. 14. were found naked in their
Brooklyn home today badly mannled.
Beside them, dying, was the husband
and father, Henry Lake, a restaurant
chef. Apparently he bad killed all Ave
and then fatally wounded himself.
The trageoy occurred aa early aa last
Thursday, possibly Wednesday.
In the corner, huddled in a pool oi
blood with a wourvl in his head, was
Lake. He was in a semi-conscious
condition and could only mumble in
coherently. The room was a wreck. .
Lake was rushed to a hospital, where
he died. The police are at a loss to
fix a motive for the crime.
TROOPS TO STAY AT MINES
Governor Ferris Not to Order Re-
moral Until Situation Is Quieter.
CALUMET. Mich.. Aug. 18. Accord
ing to General Abbey. In command of
the state trcops in the copper mine
strike zone. Governor Ferris jwlll keep
the troops here until It is believed the
situation can be safely turned over
to the Sheriff and his deputies. The
Governor believes his course In keep
ing the militia here fully justified.
The troops probably will be here two
Hoisting Is under way in five Calu
met & Hecla shafts. No. 15 resuming
operations this morning. Large bodies
of strikers appeared in tne vicinity
of the shafts this morning, but tbey
Fraternal Bodies May Unite.
CHICAGO. Aug. 18. Six million mem
bers of the Fraternal Benevolent so
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during the next three days to form a
plan for the coalition of the two or
HART N0WJSJN CHARGE
Republican Executive Quiets Fears
of Washington Democrats.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 18. (Spe
clal.) Lieutenant-Governor Louis T.
Hart, Republican, took active charge
of the Governors office today, but re
Ueved the anxiety of Democrats by an
nounclng that he would Interfere with
no matters under consideration at the
present time by the absence of the
Democratic executive. In this class
he included the much-discussed propo
sal of an extraordinary session of the
Mr. Hart announced, however, that
he proposed to shirk no responsibilities
of the office. His first action was to
commission a Seattle friend as notary
public. Next he Issued a requisition on
the Governor of Oregon for the return
to King County of James Kyan, want
ed in Seattle under the laxy husband
act. Ryan la under arrest at Prlne
vllle. Mr. Hart also found time to sign
a number of vouchers and frighten
Democratlo officeholders by aaklng
them why they hadn". handed 'In their
resignations, since It waa now a Re
GIRL OF 13 WINS HONORS
Lass Defeats Older Contestants in
Test for University Scholarship.
FORT SMITH. Ark., Aug. 18. Adeline
Lincoln, 18 years old. won a scholarship
today In the University of Arkansas.
She defeated a class of 82 applicants,
all of whom were several years ber
The girl, a high-school graduate. Is
the youngest to get a university schol
arship in the state.
Mining Experts In Session.
BUTTE. Mont., Aug'H. Mining engi
neers and metallurgists irom many
parts of the world gathered here today
to attend the Summer session of the
American Institute of Mining Engi
neers, which will continue tour days.
It is the 105th meeting of the institute.
Deaf and Dumb Congress Opens.
GHENT, Belgium, Aug. 18. Tho first
International Congress of the Deaf and
Dumb was opened here today. All the
proceedings were conducted in tne sign
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