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LA QHA1IDE. UHX03 COUNTY. OEEOON,
WEDNESDAY, MARCH i 1910
ORGE FORMS s
nrrrnrc mn dicpc it
ifL i ALbLULt) flflll IUOLO At
l aTERVALS DURING THE DAY
AD NO GREAT DANGER NEAR
ItlTKR nAS 1'CT REACHED
ritlTICAL STAGE AS TET
I'he loch rise in three boars today
noon but at Perry, Indications arr
that waters are receding Gorge ai
ferry Is wiuun two teet of tne new
bridge and covers large district
above the structure
With an ice gorge forming in the
Grande' Ronde river just above the
new tp"l -bridge at Perry, and water
receding and rlBing at frequent In
tervals at various points along the
river today, there is both evidence of
danger from that source and again
but little cause for general alarm
along .the shores of the river and in
country likely to sufferat times of
floods. LaBt night the river went up
rapidly at Perry forminf a very for
midable gorge at the bridge. The
bridge was built four feet higher than
the old structure, but nevertheless
the ice has formed a gorge that is
within two feet of the structure, and
should it be raised with increased
flood waters, damage is likely.
Receds and Rises Again.
Reports from Perry today say
that the water has gone down con
siderably today and on the contrary,
officials of the Palmer mill whosi
property is In direct path of high
floods and who keep In touch wit': 1
the river perhaps as closely as any
one, says that the stream rose tiv-s
Inches from 10 a. m. until 1 p. m. At
the present time there Is no danger
in sight at the Palmer mill and the
chief object to be watched today iu
the sudden giving away of the gorge
Tributaries Rising Rapidly
Reports from Hilgard, Starkey and
.ther points up the Grande Rond.
iver and along tributary streams.
i lees encouraging. Tue river is jjqhRE DAIS TO GET
Hing very rapidly in the region or
t u i key, and at Hilgard all trlbu
ntj streams this afternoon are
snowing rapid iacrease In volume.
As soon as the tributaries become
inglng torrents, which they well be
tomorrow provided they am not ef
restively checked by frosts tonight
Ihe Grande Ronde river will read,
real flood stage within 24 hous. Te!
ephone messages from Hilgard ave.
that Five Points has formed an ice
jam at the logging companys bridg-.
an workmen are attempting tocles.
It. T'e Irgflng road is already cov
arv oi a ' onBlderab! distance th -'
Mr FEET OF !!R SWEPT
HAT ELGIN OVER CANYON
IMON PACIFIC TRAINS WILL BE
ROUTED OYER THE 0.R.&N.
IS WORD FROM SALT LAKE
BRA5C1I 1IXE IX SUA?!
ruiMiIou as to when Idaho trou
its' Kill be straightened up Stul-
'u Portland late this after-
f WO PASSENGER TRAINS IN THE
MOUNTAINS NEAR EVERETT
MEETS GMSOME FATE
11VEXTI-TIIREE DEAD RECOY.
; ERED EARLY IX THE DAI.
I'L'ddy M..y Hare ilookwonii
Washington, Mar. 2. Friends uf
Roosevelt are worried over the state
ment of Fritz Duquesne, the note-.
African hunter, that Roosevelt is
likely to be stricken with either tlr:
Hleeplng sickness or African Fevc
nfter hi? return to civilization. New;?
rrotn Africa that fever has been av
t earing in the wake of the party is
prompting the prediction.
Various means of guarding agalnr,!
the disease suggested by sclentlsl.
familiar with the conditions to l;
confronted, were followed out close!
by the members of the expedition.
Our assortment of adies
outer garments is very Com
plete at this store you will be
delighted with the line
Uqu vill find here all the popular nevt
creations in Pongees,vdiagonqls. Jaffetas
5:i rain proof silk.
Jhese popular Coats in style and fit
are' unsurpased in beauty usefulness
short and Jul lengths.
Jhese are the coats you will vant at
this time being especially good for the
Jhe popular demand for tt(s gar-
ments Continues to grov d) not fail to see
Z I . If J I .
our Seiecuon an garments uiiereu jrue.
O encouraging 0. R. A N
'( i i: brief bait ,.
.;n.n Fatl3-j troins to
-rme via Lat Graude.
Afrr bvief trouble 0. R.
& X. is clear.
lO mous landslide be
No tralb trorn the fcaec yet
1 .Ttland trains many
lieu b' late.
T.o tsca-ie and come to Everett to
tell the story of how two passen
ger trains were swept down nioiin
tut nMp n iiM . rum fo,.j
. . Vast amount of anew uccom:anIc
break their way through Into Wel
lington. Official Death List Given.
Seattle, Mar. 3. The traffic mane
Ker of the Great Northern officially
announced today that 25 are dead,
and 16 to 25 mlcslng and 12 injured
in the Wellington avalanche. The
Great Northern has a man strugglinr.
tcrotigh the snow, from Wellington
to Scenic Hot Springs, where li
il; graph the list of the dead. T.
man had not reached Scenic at one
Patten Will Xot KeUre.
, New tork, Mar. 2. "Speculation is
the spice of life" said Wheat King
fatten today as he was departing for
Knrope. "There is nothing like tak
ing chances. It keeps you young unci
lie denied the report thut life would
retire within a short time, having
mane $12,000,000 In speculation. He
sbld it was impossible to corner the
ALL TICKET HOLDERS URGED TO
ATTFND A CALL? D MELTING
DIRECTORS TO TRAXSACT
ALL BUSIXESS SECESSARI
A jk. A A. A. A. a
..n avalan.'bo of mud measuri-.ij.
100 feet in length and averaging r
depth of 20 ifc3t has effectually pu
c crimp in Lu Grande Joseph traffic
for a period of many days. In addi
tion to this vast amount of trouble,
there are several minor slides in tho
canyon and for perhaps two -days or
t ore Conductor Grady and his crew
will he kept snugly secluded in Wal
Iowa county, plying between Wallowa
and Jossph. It i3 Impossible to trans
rr acros3 te Elgin slide as eeventl
-rfr.or elites in the canyon keep the
tr Ins many mi'.es a;:art at the lies.
I rn.'ciat'cn sent In to the dispatch
?r'rf oftice today from Conducto
.ugh'-n, says that it will requi:'.
bout fo"r daya to clear the new
u:d enortricip -Hle which covers tin
track! a ittle les3 than a mile be
The exact rture of tha other nn.l
minor slides is not yet known. ThI
Is already the third day of isolation
for Wallowa county, despite all ttv
O. R. & N. with augmented gangs of
men and machinery can do to clear
the right of way. The mainline of
the O. R. & N. is clear again this af
ternoon. Teleghaph dispatches from Salt
Lake say that the Union Pacific 1b
going to route Its trains ovar the O.
S. h. an dthe O. R. & N. for a period
of 10 days until slides between Od
den and San Francisco have been
Stub Train From East
This afternoon a stub train from
Huntington Is marked up for
o'clock. Loial officials have no In
formation as to when rhe O. S. L,
troubles will bo righled and Eastern
trains reach La Grande. It will not
likely be today at any time. The
Portland train arrived about 4 o'cloc!
this afternoon. '
Derailment On Went Ei.d.
Studying American Newspapers
Evemtt, VVaih, Mai. 2. Twen'y
three bodies recovered, 25 still miss
i:ig,and 20 injured is a summary o!
the casualties of tho snowslide tha'
-swept two Great Northern passenger
tt'aiiiS down the mountain side earl)
Tvd trains, three engines, fou
lectiic motors, one rotary and Su
leiluiend.nt O'N'eai'e private ca
wer hurled to the bottom of a dee'
anyn at the West portal of the tur.
u. Though tii9 sllie occurred
!(! Jn the mornlur; it was 10:30 b-
;i: the passenger train could b
IvvBtod, so enormous was the amount
i snow and debris. Everything was
I reports that Welli'iipton was h
swept ..way by the Klklesj are ei
San Francisco, Mar. 1. Will vIr-v-i,
a newspaperman, magazine writ
r: and author, is here today gather'
V3 material for a series of articles
vn the Amer!can rewspaper and its
- elation to the tlm?s. Ke expects
r spend several months on the coast
-liking a Btudy of thi Bubject. Ke
New tabernacle on Fifth street Is the
meeting place of all ticket holders
, for in Important meeting tomorrow
plete organisation will be order of
Definite organization and banding
together of all tlcketholders in the
Chautauqua guarantee will take place
tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 when all
thos? who subscribed for tickets are
S called to meet at the new tabernacle
111 visit the important cities of thecu Fifth 'street. At this meeting ev-
vorthwest, and lieuies he is a muck
i .iker. .
rwln sayea tkit In a general way
iif Americau yaxr is rapidly Im
. ifl'-g. SenSilioLal Journalism Is
ng out of fashion. Ho does not
',' ow why it Is but perbapa the pub
. i Is growing tired of too much sea-M-nlng.
Trains from the West, Portland anil
other points, were many hours late
today. A derailment at the extreme
West end held Number Six until a
late hour In the afternoon and for
this reason there will be a complete
isolation here until late in the after
noon from either direction.
Xumbcr 10 Annulled.
For the first time since tho flood
period commenced, there was no mail
from Portland today. Number 10,
the fast mail train which arrives hens
In the morning from Portland was
annulled early in the day.
(Continued on Page Two).
.fu iwu principal bui'.Jluns in th
llliige, the depot unT the hotel, a r
!'-!ii'l'i'K and no uauiage was do:i
I mom. 'J ie tnins were all stauri
1:.k on the 3ldc track a few hundro
nis troin ihe st tt'e... A partl.i
I ?t of the dead Is.
Trainmaster A. R. Wackbnrn, K
R. Longccy, secreta. y to aupririnteo''
utU O'Neil; Ixiuis A'alker, porte. .!
he private tar; W.'itchman .ToIidhc!
O'Neil is believed to be safe
Newp from the tte-ne cf the catas
viophe i coming In slowly, owing tr
i he blockaded condition of tha track
uiul prostration of tslegrapt lbies.
J.;hn S. Rogers, a real estate man.
"ho with nin others strugglej
through the diifts from th estall-sd
train, told the foMcwIng story today.
"By the time we reached the moun
tains there were about 70 passen
gers aboard. Early Wednesday moni
Ing we were stopped at the Enst pov
tal of the Cascade tunnel. We stayed
there until Friday. On Friday nigh'.
ve loft the East pcrtal and a few
hours later an avalancha wiped ou
the bunk house, killing two mn. W
pulled through the tunnel as far nK
Wellington. Sunday we noticed or
the top oi the old switch back of v
an enormous cap of snow hanging
I lecarlouflly on the side and clinging
(o hoaroe timber. The sumo day 1
su wthe nnow elide coming down oi.
tl'.e eant hide of the hotl. carryln
the- timber with 't in a great ava
lanche of snow. That night ther
was another slide that tilled a T.o
.saw the :ifow silrto loming down on
of the rtain. Th'Jmcn.ire of that Im
menes snow ca; was a pall on on'
spirits. It wfis the most enormous
accumulation of snow ever known lu
the mountains. D'lrlncr nil the time
we were there it snowed continuous
ly with a terrific wind driving the
Wires to Scenic have boon down all
morning cutting off news from the
K.cene of the avalanche. One of the
relief trains is due back this evening
with some of the injured, according
to Great Northern olllclals.
Frisco Fires Numerous
Ran Francisco, Mar. 2. The Ban
oft Building and contents was dam
ii.ed to the extent of about $50,000
. y fire last night. The origin is, un
t i'!oa. ThW-Ja. the fle.cQpd fire Jn
'. i; building within aweek." The val-
;.nle 'stunk ul Butler-Schultze com
, : ny, whclssalo uull'ners, on the 3d
'tier, bird!y da'uaged by water.
Frt"i?h VMlr r.tl c- Here
.ew Yo k. Ma.-'-3' S -KMenne Emilt!
l:uie Boutrc.i, th1 Fionch philosop
her, accompe.nied lv his vife, arrived
.r.r today from Pari to iclivera sor
es of lctiiref; at th j Ha: atd Univer
":ty. M. Boutrou ind h.s wife whilt
r. the United States will h the guest
f William James, formerly proffes
por of philosophy at Harvard and will
visit Washington paying their res
lie"ts to the Prslftf.nt
ery subscriber for Chautauqua tick
ets is expected to be " present that
definite organization can be made. A
set of directors from which .officers
will be chosen, will be elected and
every subscriber will have a voice
In the organization.
This meeting ts all-important and
every lady or man who has a voice
coming should make It a point to
attend -ne meeting. It will not be
a lengthy affair, transaction of busi
ness and then adjournment, being the
It . Is not permissable to allow a
drag or, postponement of business in
thts" affair. The time Is rapidly draw
ing near when a well organized asso
ciation must take the reins and per
fect all details for the coming initial
Chautauqua in this city. "Attend the
meeting" Is the watchword and an
urgent cry from Chautauqua promoters.'
Pittsburg. March 2 The Fifth Nat
ional Archetecural Exhibition was
opened today In the galleries of the
Caruegie institute, where It will re
main In public view until March 16.
Over 88,000 people attended the last
exhibition in 1907 and 100,000 are ex
pected this year.
we dDoce anmcfl
Yotfl (Comme AoaooD
You like to trade at a store where
yu are so treated that you have a de
sire to come again.
We try always to provide that sort
of treatment for our customers.
We apprec;ate the trade of the pub
lic and this appreciation finds ex
presslu lu a constaU endeavor to
make our customers feel at home and
to make them feel that we are endeav
oring at r.ll times to furnish the beji
possible goods at the most reason
Seventy men with provisions left j
Everett this mr.rnlng nrd will go asj'v
far as possible Into the mountains, i'
and then leave the trails and try tow
I Newlin Dtus Co. I
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