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' VOLUME LVI.
ASTORIA, OREGO.V, THURSDAY, Jl'Nir 18, 1903.
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TURKISH AND RUSSIAN
B A T H S
AT THE PALACE
539 Commercial street.
Open from i a.' m. to' 1 1. m. daily. On Sunday
from 9 to i a a. m. and 7 p. ra. to 1 a. m.
". T. R. DAVIS, Prop. v v (
s A" great
I' union Globe Wernicke Sectional
Handsomest and most convenient
furniture made. Sold in kectiont
for all uses, sizes and shapes.
Call and see Samples.
R I F F I N.
Our Strong Feature
Is the Wo A We Do
Some plumbers mak a feature of the
bill thy mind that's not our atylv,
1 We aond a good man; he doe rood
work and we charge a right price.
If its New Work
Or Repairs '
; We want to handle It and will handle
It to your Mtlvfactlon.
W. J. SCULLEY
470-472 Commercial. Phone Black 224S
Iwn remnant in 8 and 9 yard lengths, "
- choice patterns,' suitable tor dresses
and Kemonas, at a bargain.
Beautiful, two-toned, mercerized Lawns.
Reduced from 50c to 85o.
All kinds of trimmings, medallions,
t Appliqncs and imitation Clumy.
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bargain in white embroidered
Vlencionne band at 5o yard. '
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Work Of Clearing Streets Commences In
Earnest, And Houses, Not Entirely;
Destroyed, Are iStraihtened
Search For Dead Continues.
Five Hundred People Have Come
Needed To Pay worKmenVoiunteers Exhausted from The
Protracted Strain Of Unceasing Labor And Excitement
Heppner, June 17. The work of clearing th street of the reat pllee vl
wmkari, which were lods-pd In town by Sunday's flood waa -commenced In
emt today. BodUrs are being- recovered' almoxt vry hoar and tonight
the mont accurate intimates place the number of dtmid at 00. though some
say It will reach The esut t numbe r of victim, will probably never be
known as many have been wanhed miles down the creek, and covered over
by the huge accumulations of rock and sand.
Probably 600 more puiple have come here from various points In this state
and the stale of Wuxhlngtort to asulat In the work of donning up the town.
Gitng of men are at work piling a nd burning the wreckage, while bouse
movers have begun to put In shape the buildings which were moved from
their foundations but not destroyed. Provisions are plentiful, large quantities
having leen received by team today from various sections of this county.
Supplies shipped by rail from diatant points are stopped at Lexington, nine
mile away nj frotn there brought in by wagons.
!coiee.f men arc searching the creek bottom for bodies of relatives and
frlenila who are mlaslng. but the unde rtaklng Is a stupendous one, as bodies
have been found more than thirty miles from here. The court house and pub
lic school buildings have been thrown open for those who are homeless and
each night the rooms are filled with cot or blankets thrown on the bare
floor. The Oregon RullraRd & Navigation company Is far the heaviest loser
by the flood, the track and roadbed having be-n almost annihilated for a dis
tance of 10 miles. Several hundred men are at work repairing track, and
Superintendent O'Hrlnn announce that he exriects to have trains running In
to Heppner by Sunday. . t , : ,
A vlKllame eommltiee has been organised and all persons are required to
Secure tmsnes from the chairman. All 'die men have been ordered to leave
town, and severe rules for punishment of looters have been adopted. The
chief ned her now la money to pay "workers, many of, the volunteer hav
ing become exhausted from 48 hour eonstunt strain. '.' ; f
Twenty hurtle were received today and probably sixty more are missing.
The residential portion of town I prne tlcally wiped out, but the business part
I mostly lma f. It will take a long time to restore the tovn to Its normal
condition. ' '
A ivprtrentatlve of the Portland re Hef committee today wired for cloth
ing for 50 children. SO women end 20 men. .
Tntll last evenlnir only rough board boxes were to be had for coffins.
Rough pieces of lumber were nailed t ogether to place the dead In and this
morning when the undertakers succeeded In hauling In some caskets, the
grave of those having surviving turn illes were ojiened and the bodies were
laid In the new caskets. Milliliters from Milton, The Duties and Pendle
ton worked In relays at the public and the Masons' cemetery performing the
last rites. General proceiislons kept g elng lntermlttlngly all day. There has
been little work for physicians, to at tend sick. Of some 14 persons who
were confined to their beds with bruls
StrftSCUIPTIONS POL'RINO IN.
E, H. Harrlman Cables From Paris to
Portland, June 7. Subscriptions for
the relief of Heppner sufferers are
pouring In" from nearly every city and
town In Oregon and from many in
Washington and Idaho. About 111.000
has been raised In this city and S2500
In cash has been forwarded to the
committee at Heppner. Mayor Gilliam
of Heppner . today wired. President
Mohler of the O. R. N. company,
and Mayor Williams of this city that
the most urgent need Is for
E. H. Harrlman cabled from Paris
to President Mohler of the O. R. ft N
as follows: "Do all you can for relief
of destitute 4and for devastated cities
on Heppner branch."
WOODMEN TO THE FftONT.
Head Camp Donates $1000 to Flood
v 'f ' Sufferers.
. Portland, June 17. F. A. Falkenburg,
head consul of the Woodmen of the
World, With headquarters at Denver,
today wired that the head camp had
appropriated $ti0 for the relief of
tha Heppner sufferers and that the
grand lodge has issued an appeal to
very camp In the Pacific Coast states.
All donations should be sent to C. V.
Cooper care Ladd ft Tllton, bankers,
L TOTAL NUMBER BODIES FOUND
Heppner, June 17. The number of
dead bodies recovered so far Is 140.
ARGUMENT IN JETT-WHITE CASE
Jacksonville, Fla., June 17. In the
Jett-Whlte trial Commonwealth At
torney Byard will make the cldblng ar
gument for the prosecution tomorrow
after, which the case will go to the
Subscribe for the Semi-Weekly As
1 or tan', $1.00 a year.
From Abroad To AssistMoney
es and wounds, only one, Abrahamalck.
South i African Parliament Believes
There Is Something Greater Than
Cape Town, June 17. Premier Sprlgg,
In the course of a detute In parliament
cn the South African customs convex
tlon, haa taken occasion to refer In
terms of warm approval of Colonial
Secretary Chamberlain's preferential
tariff proposals. He said that, although
he had always been au ardent free
trader, he was bound to admit that
there was something greater than free
trade, namely, the consolidation of the
The .premier's remarks were cheered
on both sides of the house.
' CANNOT BE COMFORTED.
Russell Sage (Jot Mixed In His Dates
and as a Result Ho Is Asseesed
New York, June 17. Because Russell
Sage made a mistake In the date of
"swearing' oft" and corrections could
be made In taxes, he will have to meet
personal taxes this year on an assess
ment of $2,000,000. It was presumed,
when Mr. Sage did not appear at the
tax office for the purpoe of "swear
ing off' his assessment of $2,000,000
before March 1, that he was willing to
allow the Increase to go unprotested,
In past years he has been assessed or
only $600,000. The multl-mllllonalre haa
sent a letter of protest to the tax com
mlaatonera explaining the matter, but
the books are finally closed.
COFFIN MAKERS ON STRIKE.
Employers Refused to Grant Their De
New York, June 17. Because of the
refusal of their employer to grant
their demands for a nine and half hour
work day and a three hour day on Sat-
turday, coffin makers have gone on
strike In several of the large factories
In this city. ' ,
TO FKOTECT THEMSELVES
FKOM 8TK1KR EVIL
President Parry Announces a Company
to Be Formed to Kafe-Guard Em
ployers. Chicago, June t". A dispatch to the
Itecord-Herald from Indianapolis nays
Ivid M. Parry, president of .the
National Manufacturers' association.
commenting on the proposed organiza
tion of a company to insure employers
against strike, ay the company will
undoubtedly be formed. He said that H
would necessarily be a mutual company
and that the membership would be
kept secret, only the officer being
known. ; '
'Organized labor will never know,1
he said, "when It orders a strike.
whether It ( to really fight combined
capital or merely making an onslaught
on an Individual. The object of the
company will be to protect Its policy
holders from .losses . resulting fr from
strikes and also to protect Independent
v-orkmen. The company will have a
legal department and will prosecute
any man who attempt any coercion or
commits ar.y violation of the law."
MILLIONAIRE IN JAIL.
Edwin D. Moera I Being Sued for Di
vorce by Destitute Wife.
New York, June 17. Edwin D. Moera,
reputed to be worth several million
dollars, spent last night in a cell in
Ludlow street Jail. He is booked to
sail for Europe today, bis name aind
Uiat of his mother appearing on the
llirt of the liner New Tork. tjnlew $10,-
000 la deposited as bond for his ap
pearance to answer a suit for divorce
brought by his wife, whom he married
at El Paso Tex.. March L 1900, he will
be unable to sail today. Moers Is a
well-known figure In New Tork, Chi
cago and San Francisco.
In her affidavit, upon which Judge
Clark issued the order of detention.
Mrs. Moera describes herself as being
without property or Income. She says
that abe appealed to her husband last
month for a contribution to her main
tenance, and that he refused It, and
told her he was going abroad for a
long time to "get rid of the whole
thing.' 'She says she has lived apart
from her husband since October, 1902.
Mr, Moers, who is not yet SO years old.
declined to d!rcuss the matter for pub
lication. V " ' 1 "."'
ZEOROWSKI'S WILL FIIJED.
Count Killed by Auto Accident Leaves
. . Fortune to Son. -
New York, June 17.-The will of EUi
ilt Zboronski, sometimes known as
Count Zborowskl, who was killed near
Nke, France, In an auto accident April
1, has been filed for probate here. It
was executed in England March 31,
one day before his death. No amount
of the estate Is mentioned, but $250,000
Is left to the urn, Louis, for life. Up
on his dtath It reverts to the widow,
unless disposed "f by will, or children
Inherit it In the event of neither, the
money goes to the woman's hospital of
the state of New York.
ASK FOR ANOTHER INDICTMENT
New Charge Against Machea Is One of
Forgery. 1 ' '
Washington. June 17. It la believed
the grand Jury will shortly be asked by
postal authorities to find another in
dictment against A. W. Machen. The
charge Is said to be forgery, alleged to
have occurred In 1894, when Henry l.
Lorens, as commissioner of the court of
claims, was engaged in adjusting
claim of the letter carriers. Machen la
accused of Indorsing Lorens' name to
check Issued on a voucher drawn on
the postmaster at New York.
STUDENTS ARE BRANDED..
Boys May Die as Result of Initiation
New Bedford, Mass, June 17; Clar
ence Mason, son of the chief of police
Is suffering from an attack of blood-
polsln as a result of being branded ,at
an Initiation of the secret society of
the local high school It Is feared he
will dlei . Joseph Mclntyre, another
student, is In a serious condition. If
the boys recover they will be marked
for life. ,. ,' ; .
BIO ' FOREST RESERVE CREATED
Butte,, June 17. A Helena special
to the Miner says that the Lewi and
Clark and Flathead forest reserve has
been consolidated, creating the largest
forest reserve In the United States.
TO INVESTIGATE FIrfHEKY
Dr. David Utarr Jordan Will Report on
. Seattle, June 17. Th fish commis
sion steamer Albatross sailed tonight
for Nana imo bay. Vancouver Island,
where an effort will be made to se
tare trace of a rare food fish of which
thera are anly two specimen known
to be in existence, ' ,
Before sailing, the head of the expe
dition. Dr. David Starr Jordon. said:
Part of our work will be to find how
far out from shore we are able to find
salmon that' have not a tendency to
spawn, besides a general Investigation
of salmon and cannery method.
"The commission is made up of al
most every specialist who haa to do
with fish and fisheries, and In my opin
ion I the most important that ha ever
been appointed for work In this dis
trict: : - " -..
At some other time it is the inten
lion 10 nave the Albatroea come to
Puget sound for the purpose of mak
ing a aalmon Investigation, here. In
ttSO, I exploited the water here and In
the Columbia river, and I believe Ihat
I the last attempt ever made. What
la known about these waters ts mainly
contained in our report at that time.
"One of the most toothsome fish that
know of Is the eulachon. which Is
fcund in the Frazer river, Lynn canal,
the Stlckeen river and other parts of
the North. While we are up there we
ill also look Into the conditions sur
rounding this fish, and If we have time
will make some. Investigations concern
ing the cod and halibut."
JEROME WILL STIR UP THINGS.
District Attorney to Air "Dock Privl-
. leg" and Other Scandals.
New York, June 17. , District At
torney Jerome 1-as announced ' I
startir.g'of John Doe proceedings in the
matter of the alleged dock board scan
dals beofre Justice Mayer of the court
of special sessions.
, "The information was sworn to by
myself." said Mr. Jerome,, but he would
not Indicate what it was. -
It waa understood several of the old
dock board officials will be called to
give the testimony as to the alleged
letting of dock privlegea to favored
persons at much less than the proper
rental, and that many of the alleged
favored contractors and others will be
put on the stand. "
Jerome will also start similar pro
ceedings, he says, in the acqueduct
LOCKED UP WITH MONKEYS.
Boy Put Through Training
Chicago, June 17. A dispatch to the
Tribune from East St. Louis, III, says:
Locked up In cages with monkeys
and other animals, his face discolored
to disguise him, and his clothes taken
away to make him as near as an ani
mal as possible, was the experience of
John Laytbn. a six-year-old boy, ac
cording to his story just told to the
POliCe. 1 ' ;V -'' ,
. It was a training to be a "wild boy,"
with a circus the little fellow was
given and for a week after he was kid
naped from his parents he underwent
tortures that have driven him almost
The faee and hands of the, boy are.
stained and scratched and scars on his
body bear evidence that the story of
his treatment la true. Slyvester Bak
er, a negro attache of the show, ia un
der arrest and has been taken to Belle
ville to prevent a possible .lynching.
F ORG I B L,
ROBINSON SELLS FURNITURE
Sells Good, Stylish Fur
nishings At Low Prices.
Carpets, Mattings, Lino
Hums, Rugs, Fancy Rock
ers, Stoves, Tables, Bed
Room and Parlor Sets.
Everything' for the House
ROBINSON'S FURNITURE iSTOIE
; 588 Commercial G.trcct
Sultan Warns Young Prince, Ad
vising His Mother To Guard
MUST KEEP OFF THE STREETS
Thoiiyta There la Xo Pronprct Of
Him Succeeding To Throne x
, T&ere Ma I$ A Plot To
Constantinople, June 17. The Sultaa
has warned Mme. Chrlstlnlce, mother
of Milan, son of the late King" Milan of
Servta, to carefully guard her son. She
Is advised to keep him in the house.
and not to allow bim to appear on the
streets. It Is presumed that this ad
vice was the outcome of fears that an
attempt may be made to murdrr young
Milan, although it I not believed that
there will ever be any prospect of hi
succeeding to the throne of Servta,
PETER'S RECEPTION THE TALK.
Cxar's Telegram Settle All Possibility
" of Complication.
Belgrade. June 17. With the receipt
of the csar's telegram to King Peter, .
in the oplnioi of the best informed,
the possibility at the International up
rising against the provisional govern- '
ment has passed. Nothing Is now heard
but talk of the approaching reception,
cf the king. The skuptschina and the
senate today adopted a modification of
the constitution of 1888. ' ' V
FIRST CASE UNDER NEW LAW.
Recent Gambling Legislation of Wash
ington to Be Tested.. ,
Spokane, June 17. The first case un
der the state's new gambling law came
before Judge Richards In the superior 1
court today. Frlta Dietrlrk pleaded
guilty to the' charge of dealing atud
poker. Judge Richardson sentenced
Dletrick to one year In the penitentiary.
Appeal has been taken on the ground
that the law is unconstitutional.
Graves ft Graves have been retained,
and it ia said that all boss gamblers in
Washington will contribute.
BASE BALL SCORES
At Seattle Seattle 1; Lo Angeles 1
At Spokane Spokane 5; San Fran
cisco S. .;. , ,
At Helena Helena 5; Portland '1
At Butte Butte 2: Tacoma 1 ' ,
At Los Angeles Lo Angeles 4; Port
land i. Seventeen innings.
At Sacramento Sacramento 13; Oak-,
land . , r , . , . , ; .,
At San Francisco San Francisco ;
Seattle f ; ;' f
At Boston Morning; Boston $;
Brooklyn . 2. . Afternoon; Boston I;
Brooklyn it I- ' , ...
Ae Philadelphia Phaldlelphla 4; New
York I. ..... , .
At Boston Morning; Boston '
Cleveland I Afternoon; Boston S;
Cleveland 12. , .'. , ,
At New York-New York 1; Chicago
0. :; v'
, At Philadelphia Philadelphia 11; St
Louis L . '; :. ,e.. . ;-, ;
B P AC T S