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THE MORNING OREGONEAN,- FRIDAY , NO VE3IBER, 16, 1900.
Lull in Rainstorm and Colder
Weather Checks Rise of
MUCH DAMAGE REPORTED
Railroad, Telephone and Telegraph
Companies and Lumbermen Heav
iest Sufferers Several North
ern Pacific Bridges Out.
Streams throughout the state -which
have been swollen by the recent rain
storms and the Chinook wind In the
mountains are thought to have reached
their highest point. Some have com
menced to fall and the Willamette was
stationary last night. It is probable that
the river at Portland will commence to
fall today. Except along the Lower Co
lumbia, the danger from high -water Is
thought to be over in Oregon.
The colder weather yesterday seems to
have checked the melting of the snow In
the mountains and with the lessening of
the rainfall, the streams Immediately re
sponded and the floods began to subside.
Trains are again running over the O. R.
& N. to the East. The Southern Pacific
to the South remains clear, but the
Northern racific is unable to operate
trains between Portland and the Sound
because of damage to the main line in
many places. Trains which left Portland
yesterday for Tacoma were turned back
to Kelso because oZ the washing out of
the steel bridge across the Cowlitz River
at Olequa. No reports from the Sound
can bo had, as the Northern Pacific tele
graph wires are out of commission in
A serious slide occurred on the main line
of the O. R. & N. yesterday morning at
Dodsons. AH passengers were brought
down to Portland on the steamers Spen
cer and Kellogg. A construction train
was hurried from Portland and several
steam shovels were put to work clearing
the track. After working all day, under
the personal direction of General Man
ager O'Brien, who had hurried to the
scene, trains were enabled to pass Dod
sons last night. At 9 o'clock the follow
ing message was received from Mr.
Telegram From Mr. O'Brien.
"Slide near Dodsons cleared away at 9
o'clock. Entire O. R. & N. main lines
now open for traffic again."
As soon as the line was cleared, six
west-bound passenger trains, which were
waiting at Dodsons, left that point for
Portland and arrived here shortly after
midnight. Two of these were Northern
Pacific trains from the East and four
were O. .R. & N. trains from Spokane
and the East. A large quantity of
Eastern mall arrived on these delayed
Service to the East over the O. R. & N.
and Northern Pacific will be maintained
as usual today, the Northern Pacific
using the O. R. & N. tracks as far east
as Wallula, switching over to Pasco and
the Northern Pacific main line at that
Two hundred and fifty belated North
ern Pacific passengers reached Port
land yesterday morning over the O.
R. & N., having passed Dodson's be
fore the slide occurr;d and were sent
out over the Northern Pacific tracks to
Tacoma. One of the two trains
reached Kelso and the other Kalama,
when they were ordered back to Port
land because the Olequa bridge had
gone out.. They reached the city last
evening and were quartered at various
hotels except those who had sleep
ing car berths on the trains. To
gether with the storm-bound Northern
Pacific passengers who reached Port
'land early this morning, they will be
kept here at the expense of the North
ern Pacific until the tracks to the
Souna are again in repair. This will
probably be a matter of two or three
Seattle Men Stranded Here. '
J. M. Frink, president of the Wash
ington Iron Works at Seattle, who was
candidate for Governor on the Repub
lican ticket In Washington in 1900, and
Paul C. Hedrlck, a Seattle newspaper
man, were among the passengers who
triod to reach Tacoma yesterday, but
were turned back. They left Ellens
burg Tuesday night for the Sound, but
the trains were sent back to Spokane.
Krom that point they were routed over
the O. R. & N. tracks to Portland.
At Kalama they were told that the
flood in the Cowlitz River was the
highest since 1894, when the stream
tore out a mile of the Olequa trestle.
Lioggers along the lower Columbia
were found to be heavy losers because
of broken log booms and lost logs.
Millions of feet of logs and swingle
bolts have been swept away, making
the damage to millers and loggers
heavy. Rewards of oO cents a log. were
being offered yesterday at Kalama,
said Mr. Hedrlck, by loggers and mill
men for the recovery of their prop
erty and launch owners were busy
towing logs ashore and securing them.
Two men with one launch were said
to be making SjO a day in this work.
Mr. Hedrlck said the wagon bridge
across the Cowlitz River at Kelso had
been carried out, entailing a loss of
Although the O. R. & N. refused
yesterday to accept perishable freight
for the East, or at its Eastern termi
nals for Portland, it is reported that
the full freight serrice- will be re
sumed today. Reports received by the
railroad officials were encouraging
yesterday and indicated that danger in
the Blue Mountains, as well as in
Western Oregon, was about over.
Marooned on an Island.
A message from the mouth of the
Cowlitz River " yesterday afternoon
asked that a steamboat be dispatched
at once to rescue a number of per
sons who were marooned on an island
which was threatened with inundation,
and the steamer Georgie Burton was
pent to the scene. The people on the
island were rescued without difficulty.
The greater portion of the local log
ging fleet. Is at present engaged in round
ing up the thousands of logs that have
been liberated hy the freshet and are now
floating down the Columbia. These logs
may be seen in largo numbers all the
way from Astoria to Vancouver, as well
as on the Willamette, for all the small
creeks have been swollen to good-sized
rivers and all logs waiting to be towed
to the various lumber mills have been
t away. This will mean a heavy
loss to the mill owners, for a large per
centage of the drifting logs will never be
Some little trouble was experienced by
the local steam boat lines from accumu
lations and drift wood along the shores,
making the landings exceedingly difficult
and often dangerous.
The O. R. & N. Company's steamer
Elmore was ordered out of the "bone
yard" and taken to the Ash street dock,
where she is being held in readiness to
proceed up the Columbia River to Cas
cade Locks for the purpose of transferr
ing passengers in case the railroad
bridges at Eagle and Herman creeks are
rredlcts Lull in Storm.
District Forecaster E. A. Beals. of the
local branch of the U. S. Weather Bu
reau, stated yesterday that the storm was
not yet over, but that a lull could be
expected today. . The rainfall, so far this
month, has exceeded the usual average
for the same period in any previous No
vember and is almost equal .to the total
precipitation for any previous month.
The flood gauge in the Willamette
River at 6 o'clock last evening registered
14 feet and remained at that figure
throughout the night, indicating that the
river is stationary, and promises to sub
side. As a precautionary measure all the lo
cal docks prepared to move freight and
perishable material to the upper decks,
which will be done if the river continues
On account of the large number of drift
ing logs in the Columbia, the steamers
Lurllne and Undine have discontinued
their night runs temporarily. They will
resume them as soon as conditions war
rant. The steamer Mascot left down on her
regular run to the Lewis River yester
day, and will continue to operate as usual.
The Oregon City boats maintained their
Because of the high water In the Colum-
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bia the Port of Portland dredge which is
now being used by the Government In
channel work, has been forced to suspend
operations. The dredge is stationed at
Slaughter's bar, near Rainier. The high
water did not cause as much trouble as
the logs and drift in the river.
Telegraph and telephone comuntca
tlon throughout the state was seriously
interferred with yesterday as a result
of the storms. It was impossible last
night to reach the Sound, both tele
graph companies and the telephone
company being unable to get response
from their operators beyond Kelso. The
lines were clear to Spokane, Walla
Walla, Pendleton. and the East, as well
as throughout the Willamette Valley,
with some few exceptions, and to Cali
fornia. Great damage was done to the lines
of the telegraph and telephone com
panies. Repair crews have been sent
out to patch up the damaged wires,
but it will probably be some time be
fore communication is restored in all
directions. Not in years has there
been- such widespread injury to the
To add to the embarrassment of the
Northern Pacific, about 1000 soldiers
.and officers returning from the Philip
pines are due in Portland today,
routed over the Hill line by special
train to North Dakota points. . They
will be routed over the O. R. & N. in
consequence of the floods on the Portland-Seattle
COWLITZ DESTROYS HOMES
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go out today, says it was a terrifying
Eight and that the crash of breaking
timbers was terrific. The little steamer
Chester, which was tied up below the
bridge, had -a close call and barely man
aged to evade the debris and run down
the river to a place of safety on the
opposite side of the river.
Olequa Bridge May Be Intact.
From Kelso it was reported -this morn
ing that the Olequa bridge had gone out
and when a portion of some bridge went
by here this morning there was consider
able excitement. Conductor Dutton, who
made a special trip to the scene of the
washout on an engine this afternoon, says
the bridge appears to be intact, although
there is a washout Just this side.
No mail has been received from either
direction today, although a train from
Portland reached Ostrander this after
noon but was forced to return. The pas
sengers on the belated train, while chaf
ing considerably at the delay, are taking
things philosophically, though they have
kept the wires hot all day.
The electric light plant is ruined and It
will be a month or more before the city
can have lights. The pumping station is
also under water and considerably dam
aged, and so the water supply is now cut
off. as a main burst and let all the
water out of the reservoir.
Flood Stops Work on Dam. .
ECHO. Or., Nov. 13. (Special.) All
work on the Government intake dam
on the Umatilla River has been stopped
by the floods pouring over the. uncom
pleted cement blocks. Delay in comple
tion will be the chief loss. The river is
Qulnny, Sprains and Swellings Cured.
'In November, 1901, I caught cold and
had the quinsy. My throat was swollen
so I could hardly breathe. I applied Cham
belain's Pain Balm and it gave me relief
in a short time. In two days I was all
right," says Mrs. L. Cousins, Otterburn,
.Mich. Chamberlain's Pain Balm is a
liniment and is especially valuable for
sprains and swellings. For sale by all
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PERIL OF FLOOD
About 100 Residents of Sub
merged Lexington Are Taken
Off in Small Boats.
GRADE PROTECTS KELSO
Cowlitz Is Rising Fast and Families
at Junction W'ith the Columbia
Are Rescued by a
KELSO. Wash., Nov. 15. (Special.)
Kelso in darkness, with the swirling
river held In check by the railroad
grade. Castle Rock under water and
most of its people camping out on the
uplands, Ostrander under water, Lex
ington completely submerged, and
every bridge out but one that in brief
is the situation along the Cowlitz
River tonight at 9 o'clock.
Millions of dollars damage las been
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I.I.AM ETT E VIEW OF THE RfVER FROM
done today, but so far as is known
there has been no loss of life. But
then the disaster has not reached its
high tide, for the river is still rising
at the rate of an inch an hour. At
this poirft the river is 20 feet above
low water mark and two feet above
A patrol is watching the waterfront
closely, but it is not thought Kelso is
in any danger of serious damage. In
case the railroad grade should let the
water through nothing more serious
than wet feet for the entire popula
tion would ensue.
Rescued From the Flood.
The greatest danger to life today has
been at the little settlement of Lex
ington and among the fishermen at
the Junction of the Cowlitz and Co
lumbia Rivers. Lexington was sub
merged during the afternoon and there
would have been loss of life had not
the people from the surrounding coun
try rallied to the rescue in small boats.
About 100 people were taken off.
Tonight Lexington is under seven feet
of wu.ter, as near ascan be Judged.
The steamboat- Georgia Burton "rescued
the fishermen and their families who
were in danger at the Junction of the
Cowlitz and Columbia Rivers. There were
abQut eight families, nearly . 30 people.
They, had been living in houseboats for
the most part and every, avenue of es
cape had been shut off by the unexpected
rising of the water. The steamer got
there this afternoon and took off all
of the imperiled people, according to
advices received here this evening.
Water Up to the Eaves.
At Castle Rock the high ground back
of the town provided a place of safety
for all in danger there. Dee Blackwell,
of Castle Rock, arrived in Kelso tonight,
having walked down the railroad track
from that place. He reports tha the
lower portion of the town is under from
seven to 10 feet of water and that many
of the houses are submerged to the
Word was received here tonight that
the Ladu country southwest of Kelso is
entirely under water and that the ranch
ers are homeless. They were able to
save their stock, however, driving them
ahead of the flood into the hills.
Damage to the lumber interests runs
into the millions of dollars. It is known
at this time that from along the Cowlitz
above and below Kelso between 15,000 and
1S.O00 cords of shingle bolts and about
8.000,000 feet of Jogs have been swept to
sea. The big boom at the mouth of the
Cowlitz went out this morning.
. Efforts to Save Lumber.
Heroic efforts at rescuing lumber are
being kept up. A million feet of lum
ber and 400 cords of bolts were saved
this afternoon by the Metcalf Shingle
Company. A fleet of steamers is at work
down the river rounding up the booms
and it is reported that at Coal Creek
Slough, near Stella, 2000 cords of bolts
and about 4,000,000 feet of logs have been
The steamer Dirigo is patrolling the
Cowlitz in search of imperiled people.
Whether any rescues have been made by
the boat today is not known, but it
has been running for this purpose be
tween Kelso and Rainier and Rainier and
Bridge Is Carried Out.
The big bridge between this place and
Catlin went out this morning at 8 o'clock
with a crash. It had been piling high
with debris all night and it was known
it could not withstand the terrific strain.
There is one bridge left and that is
the big steel structure at Toutle, four
miles north of Castle Rock, which is re
ported intact tonight.
The population of Castle Rock is about
1200, of Kelso 1700, of Ostrander 200 and
of Lexington 100. Daylight is being
anxiously awaited all over the region
and not until tomorrow will the full
extent of the damage be known.
THE DALLES IS ; IN DARKNESS.
High Water In White River Compels
Close-Down of Electrlc,Plant.
THE DALLES, 'Or., Nov. 15. (Special.)
For 24 hours The Dalles has been
without electric lights, her streets in
darkness and her business houses depend
ent upon electric power ffhut down. High
water In the White River has put the
electric light plant .out of commission for
the time being. As the river is subsid
ing somewhat tonight, it is hoped by the
company that power can- be turned on
A high wind, reaching the velocity of
35 miles, has prevailed here . since last
night and has disabled telephone and
telegraph service east and west and
south of this city. Along the river front
considerable damage was done to small
craft early this morning by the high
wind and rapidly rising waters of the
The steamer Spencer had a narrow es
cape while on her trip through Three
Mile Rapids today from being blown on
to the rocks. Scow men and wood deal
ers are hustling their' wood off the river
banks, the water having raised something
over "nine feet since Monday.
WRECKAGE IN COLUMBIA.
Evidence of Damage by Storm In the
RAINIER, Or., Nov. 15. As a result of
the storm of last night, which almost
reached the proportions of a hurricane at
times, the Columbia River at this place
presents a scene that shows evidence of
the fury of the elements as they swept
along the territory through which It
THE EAST APPROACH OF THE BCRNSIDE
flows. As far as the eye can reach in
either direction of the stream at this
place the vast body of water is covered
with wreckage of every description. Logs
and shingle bolts, lumber, fences and por
tions of what appear to be barns or small
outhouses, are in the mass of debris that
is rushing seaward.
Much damage has been wrought along
the banks of the river. A wooden bridge
from some point on the Cowlitz passed
down the river this morning. The boom
at the mouth of the Cowlitz, broke, and
a good portion of the logs floated away.
Many fishing dories were torn from
their fastenings along the river at va
rious points. Several river steamers were
forced to spend considerable time, at
Rainier, leaving, only when the storm
abated at intervals, so as to allow of
their making the. attempt in safety.
HIGHEST STAGE OF THE RIVER
FOR SEVERAL- YEARS.
Town of Trout Lake Flooded and
Wind Storm Creates Havoc
.In Lumber Camps.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Nov. 15. (Special.)
The biggest flood that has been known
in the Hood River since 1896 has been
raging for the past 24 hours. As a result
of the high water the lighting service of
the city has been affected and the town
has been in partial darkness for two
nights. Candles and lamps have had to
be resorted to and it is possible that
the light, service may be shut off al
Work on the new railroad bridge of the
O. R. & N. has had to be suspended
and the machinery hoisted to a place of
safety. No trains have reached here
from Portland today owing to trouble be
low Hood River and a number of O. R. &
N. and Northern Pacific trains bound for
that city got no farther than Cascacl9
A flood in the White Salmon River has
washed 1.000,000 feet of logs down
stream, where they have become Jammed
and threaten to break loose and go out
into the Columbia, as the Menominee
Lumber Company which owns them was
caught unawares and had not yet placed
its log boom for the Winter run. The
company has been trying to get a pile
driver from Cascade Locks to replace it,
but the same trouble is said to exist
there and It cannot be secured. The
dams of the electric light company and
Oregon Lumber Company are being
watched closely to prevent a possible dis
aster and camps and moveable property
have been moved away from the river.
A terrific wind and rain storm which
came up late last night caused havoc
and threatened loss of life at the lumber
towns of Dee and Green Point by blowing
over tents and falling trees. The terror
stricken inmates fled half elothed out
into the storm to avoid 'being crushed
to death. The storm has gendered many
country roads impassable on account of
the trees which extend across them.
At Trout Lake the town is flooded out,
the residents having been forced to aban
don their houses and go to higher ground
for safety. Two men who arrived from
there tonight report that the water is
up to the second story windows of the
houses and that Trout Creek, which or
dinarily is but a 100 feet wide, has be
come a raging torrent a quarter of a
mile in width.
Thousands of feet of logs have gone
down the Columbia River today which
came out of the Klickitat River, having
been swept away by the flood. The loss
is estimated at 300,000 feet,
Hundreds of Families Are Driv
en From Their Homes in
TENTING ON HIGH PLACES
North Yakima Is Isolated and the
Further Rise of the River Is
Threatening Still Greater
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Nov. 15.
(Special.) After falling slightly during
last evening and night, the Yakima and
Naches Rivers began to rice again this
morning and the damage to property of
all kinds is growing worse. All com
munication with the outside by rail is
cut off. Every county bridge in the val
ley Is under water and the city is iso
lated from the surrounding country.
The fears of the people tonight are that
BRIDGE LOOKING NORTH. ;
the Naches River may change its course
and come down the old river-bed to the
west of the city. If this happens the
damage will be inestimable, as the'best
fruit "orchards and some of the finest
homes in the valley lie in Its course.
Hundreds of families were washed out
today along the lowlands, many houses
being completely . submerged . and tents
are going up on the higher places as tem
porary homes of the refugees. There
have been no deaths as the result of the
flood, but there have been several nar
row escapee from drowning. Two men
in driving across the Nelson briuge at
Painted Rocks, - five miles to the north
east of here, were caught in the flood.
One horee was drowned and one of the
men was saved only by the efforts of
his companion, who used a lasso to get
him out of the stream.
Course of Stream Changed.
The half mile of Jetty and cribbing
along the Naches River westward from
the Northern Pacific railway bridges
broke at 11 A. M. today and the course
of the channel of the stream changed.
The main current was thrown against
the cribbing and soon, washed it away.
This threw a good part of the force of
(he stream against the southern fill of
the approach to the railway bridge and
the fill went down in a short time.
This evening about 150 feet had washed,
out. and before morning much more of it
The Northern Pacific tracks at Parker
Siding on the reservation are under water
and the bridge over the old reservation
irrigation ditch went down tnis morning.
North Yakima is now completely isolated.
.superintendent Beamer, of this division
of the Northern Pacific, made a trip
through the Yakima canyon between here
and Ellensburg today. He said the ap
proaches to all five of the steel bridges on
the road had washed away and that the
roadbed was washed away for miles.
Train No. 16, that left Ellensburg for
SpoKane, reached here at 6:30 this morn
ing and is still here It will not get
through till after the river goes down.
Miles of Track Washed Out.
The Northern Pacific between here and
the mountains has several miles of track
washed out and all of its bridges have
been rendered useless. It is feared some
of Them may go down. ne damage to
property in the Yakima valley cannot
now be estimated, but it is believed that
it will run to over $200,000. The county,
if it does not lose any of its bridges, will
sustain about $10,000 losses on its dam
aged roads and approaches to bridges.
The North "Vakima & Valley ' Railway
One way is to pay no attention
to it; at least, not until it de
velops into pneumonia, or
bronchitis, or pleurisy. An
other way is to ask your doc
tor about Ayer's Cherry Pec
toral. If he says, "The best
thing for colds," then take it.
Do as he says, anyway.
Wo piiMlsh til formulas
of All our preparation.
J. C. Ayor Co.,
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THE BEST NATURAL PURGATIVE WATER
la Bilious Attacks and Disorders of the Liver.
A WINEGLASSFUL A DOSE.
(NATURAL APENTA CARBONATED),
IN SPLITS ONLY.
A Refreshing tad Pleasant Aperient for Morninf Use.
Sole Exporters: THE APOLI.INARIS CO., Ltd., London.
up the Naches is damaged .to such an
extent that it will be put out of business
for weeks. The bridge across the Naches
has moved out of line eight inches, and
may go down at any time. The -Northwest
Light & Water Company will be
losers to the extent of about $30,000. The
Cascade Lumber Company cannot es
timate its damage at present, but its
losses will be large. This company ex
pects to lose Its big uam in the Yakima
six miles north of here.
No rain has fallen in the Valley since
last night, the weather is cool and it
is believed the waters will begin to
subside before morning.
D. Cheney, supervising engineer, and
Joseph Jacobs, consulting engineer, of
the Reclamation Service, had a narrow
escape this afternoon on the Union
Gap bridge below here. They were on
their way to headgate of the' Sunny
side Canal, and when on the eastern
approach of the bridge it began to go
down and they had to run for their
lives. They Jumped a space of four
feet over the raging waters, with a
dozen other men who were working on
it to keep the logs away from the piers.
The reclamation office here started
out a searching party this afternoon to
hunt for their chiefs, and there was
great excitement over the reports that
they had fallen into the river, until a
telegram came late this evening that
they had reported the headgate of the
they had reported at the headgate of the
canal. Tncre is danger -of the head
gates going out, and if they do there
will be thousands of acres of land in
the lower valley inundated and much
INTAKE IS IN DANGER.
Fertile Lands of Sunnj-slde Would
Then Be Flooded.
PROSSER, Wash., Nov. 13. (Spe
cial.) The Yakima River is a raging
torrent, being the highest in history,
and there is grave danger of heavy
loss of life at the intake of Sunny
side canal, between Toppenish and
North Yakima. Forty men, under En
gineer Jacobs, of - the United States
Reclamation Service, have been work
ing for hours, trying to save the in
take by piling bags of sand and throw
ing dirt around the masonry.
Telephone wires to North Yakima
are down, but the Washington Irriga
tion Company's office at Zillah gives
this news: "Water was 134 feet at
the irtake this evening, the highest
previous record being 12 feet 3 inches
in 1S96. The wind is rising rapidly.
If the intake goes out the entire irri
gated country around Zillah, Sunny
side, Granger and throughout the ter
ritory of Sunnyslde canal will be
flooded, causing loss of many thou
sands of dollars."
The scene of disaster cannot be
reached tonight. Train No. 1"), which
Kirschbaum suit and al
ways feel right about it.
It is distinctly good form
and good fashion. It has
none of the ill-advised
frills that make the or
dinary ready-made suit
advertise its ready-made-ness.
. We don't
look at the clothes
you buy on some maker's
name or some dealer's
say-so wc do know that
as soon as you are a good
enough judge of style
and material you will
ask for Kirschbaum
clothes and insist on
Ask for Kirschbaum
Good stores Every
to m -.n - -xr ,r l i .... m
leaves here at 10:50 P. M., will- only
go through to Toppenish. Train No.
16 has been hold all day between Top
penish and North Yakima on account
of the bridge going out and the river
cutting away a portion of the road
bed, which workmen are endeavoring
The big wagon bridge across the
river at Union Gap, four miles east
of North Yakima, has gone out, also
the wagon bridge at Mabton. The
river here is rising very fast and the
town is in darkness, as the electric
plant can hardly be operated. Tnere
is danger of the flumes of both com
panies going out, which would leave
the town without water in the midst
of the flood.
A message from Zillah says cries of
men xurrounded by water are heard.
The night is very dark and they can
not be seen, while the wind has been
high, making great waves in the river,
and there is danger of relief parties
drowning in the work of rescue. The
wind has abated as this is being writ
ten and it is hoped conditions at the
place where the men are surrounded
hy flood are better. Relief parties are
braving every danger in the work and
it is hoped loss of life may bo averted,
but property damage will be heavy.
HIGHEST WATER KNOWN.
Wenatchee Valley Is Flooded by
Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers.
WENATCHEE, Wash., Nov. 15. (Spe
cial.) The flood still rages unabated.
Added to the destruction of the rain and
water, the wind is blowing. The damage
done by the flood between Cashmere and
Wenatchee, In the Wenatchee Valley, can
not be estimated at the present time, but
it will be heavy. The Wenatchee and the
Columbia Rivers are higher than they
have ever been before. The former Is
eight Inches higher than its former rec
ord. At 10 o'clock this morning three bridges
had been washed out. The wagon bridge
at Monitor, the bridge at Cashmere and
the Great Northern bridge between Cash
mere and Livingston have been washed
out. This makes traffic impossible out of
this district to the We.st.
Part of the town of Cashmere Is now
underwater. The schoolhouse at Monitor
Is momentarily expected to be swept
away. Water has covered portions of
many ranches along the Wenatchee River.
In many places the ' banks of the river
have caved in. bearing large parts . of
ranches with them.
T. P. Johnson, Insurance Man.
NEW YORK. Nov. 13. Theodore P.
Johnson, Vice-President of the Atlantic
Mutual Marine Insurance Company, died
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