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PESTDLETOK, TOrATIIiXiA COUNTY, OBEGOK, 1T1UDAT, JULY 11, 1902.
3t Up to High Water in
rers of Iowa and Great
lage is Being Done.
AT DES MOINES ,
WILL EXCEED AMILLION
ng of a Levee Almost Corn-
Brick Buildings Hundreds
tameless and Destitution Will
lolnes, July 11. The flood Bit-
practically unchanged, al-
the great danger that threat-
Bterday Is not as imminent
river in some places is two
. The water Is black and
it is feared there will be an
when the water recedes.
rers are choked and sewag
ig the cellars.
are the only means of travel
flooded district, and are neces-
reaching many houses which
upants refuse to vacate.
estitution Will Prevail.
destitution will prevail and
victims will have to subsist
rity. Hundreds were com
sleep in the parks las
.The property loss will exceed
breaking of the levee in the
district last night almost
tely submerged 23 large brick
filled with costly machln-
houses were washed away.
STRIKE IS STILL UNSETTLED
BOTH SIDES SEEM WILLING
But Representatives of the Railway
Companies Fail to Attend the Arbl
tration Meeting. w
unicago, jury 11. in tne nervous
unrest characterizing the attitude of
the union teamsters, the doubt en
shrouding a possibility of the freight
handlers' strike continues as an
nounced last night
The railroads say they are willing
to arbitrate and the freight handlers
have agreed to abide by any decision
arrived at by the local board of ar
bitration, but up to noon the repre
sentatives of the railroads have fail
ed to appear at the appointed place.
In view of the recent developments
the police fear outbreaks and 2000
patrolmen are held in readiness for
an Instant call.
Sioux Falls Fest
Sioux Falls, S. D., July 11. Sioux
Falls is gay with flags and bunting
in honor of the visitors to the great
saengerfest of the Northwestern
Scandinavian Singers' Association
Trains during the day brought large
delegations from Dubuque, Chicago,
Minneapolis, Fort Dodge, Sioux City
La Crosse, Grand Forks, "West Supe
rior, Fargo and other cities of the
: EPWORTH LEAGUE.
Convention "of the Order In
slon at Indianapolis.
Etpolis, July 11. Delegates
Lblennial convention of the In-
pworth League were up with
this morning and spent a
arenoon listening to reports
iBhowed the flourishing condl-
the organization and to ad
by eminent divines and
pwho pointed out the grand re-
attained in the past and the
for greater activity in "the
auditorium of Roberts Park
spacious though it is, could
ly accommodate tne immensi
assembled when the gathering
illed to order at 9 o'clock. After
liminary service of music and
and the appointment of corn-
on nominations, resolutions
ext convention, the gathering
to a number of stirring ad
dealing with the league
The speakers included the
lorace M. Ogden, president of
jrthweatj Indiana Conference
the Rev. George S. Hennln-
resident of the Indiana Confer-
ague; H. H. Dean, president
North Indiana Conference
lie; Chancellor W, -H. Hickman
Pauw University, and Dr. L.
lunhall, of Philadelphia.
tr luncheon the convention di-
Into conferences for the con-
ion of various departments of
work. Among the interesting
us, all of which wore well at-
were those of the literary de-
ent, mercy and help depart
junior department and spirit-
iepartment This evening the
reassemble in open meeting
en to a lecture by Bishop E. B.
or the Methodist Church,
HIS MAJESTY NOW DOING
BETTER THAN EXPECTED,
Wound Healing Rapidly and it is Pos
sible the Coronation Date May Be
Set for August 9.
London, July 11. The king contin
ues to sleep well and his wound is
healing better than was expected.
His general condition is also greatly
improved and the physicians are now
confident of his speedy recovery.
May Be Crowned August 9.
Liverpool, July 11. The Post to
day, speaking of the king's illness,
says he is so anxious to hurry the
coronation that, it may be held Aug
The doctors believe it would be to
his advantage to have it as soon as
possible, as his majesty is worrying
himself a great deal about the sub
ject Officially Announced.
It is officially announced today that
the coronation will occur between
the 8th and 12th of August
" SLIGHTLY DAMAGED, BUT
STILL IN THE
Convict Tracy is Breaking-Down From the Strain of the Long
Chase, and is Once More Surrounded
by the Posse,
Tracy is now surrounded on a hill near Covington Point, and the
posse is closing in on him from all sides. The hounds do not appear
able to follow the scent, but this is not believed necessary, as the posse
is sure of getting the convict this time. When last seen, Tracy was be
ginning to break down and lose his nerve, he resembling a hunted animal.
Seattle, July II. The sheriff's
posse has Tracy surrounded on a hill
near Covington Point and exchanged
shots with the desperado at mid
night He was seen again at 5 o'clock
this morning and the sheriff feels
positive that the convict will bo cap
tured this time.
Tracy tried hard to board a flight
train at 5 'O'clock this morning, but
failed on account of the proximity of
the posse. All trains are being
searched under permission of the
The posses is composed of expert
rifle shots who are thoroughly ac
quainted with the country. They are
now closing in on Tracy and a battle
may be expected at any tlme
Tracy saw a party of boys and
girls last night and asked the way to
Palmer and also the road, to Seattle.
He appeared frightened and Mb won
derful nerve seems to Be breaking
under the strain for the first time
since his escape. He had the ap
pearance of a hunted animal.
Rumor that he had been seen near
Kent at noon were investigated and
Merrill was reported to have been
seen five miles above where Tracy is
supposed to be but the officers are
unable to confirm the report The
sheriff's posse is better selected than
Only One Hold-up.
It now develops, on investigation
at Kent, that Tracy did not hold up
Anderson and McCulIoch, as was re
ported. The convict was seen by
these two men but was not regarded
The Johnson hold-up, as reportod
to the sheriff's office, was absolutely
correct Tracy made himself ngrco
able to the family. He took sevon
women of the household up on tho
hillside back of tho house, holpod to
milk the cows at dusk, and on leav
ing them, thanked them for their
He took $5 from Johnson, which ho
said he would repay.
TRACY MAY BE INSANE.
Believed Excitement of the Chase
Has Unbalanced Convict's Mind.
One of the latest theories evolved
regarding tho reasons for the spec
tacular escapades of Harry Tracy Is
that the strain and excitement of
tho long chase and his frequent dod
ging of the posse has resulted In un
balancing the mind of tho notorious
murderer and that his present almost
supernatural cunning in escaping his
pursuers may bo tho result of mono
mania developed entirely along this
It is urged in support of this tho
ory that his entrance into the Gerald
home, where he came so near but yot
so far from being captured, is lnox
nllcable in view of tho fact, estab
lished beyond a doubt by tho state
ments of John Anderson, his Impress
ed boatman, that Tracy is receiving
THE RUSH IS ON FOR TIMBER
MANY WILL TAKE EASTERN
OREGON TREE CLAIMS.
Crowd of Washington Men Went
Through Pendleton Bound for Lum
ber Lands Near Baker.
Still tho rush Is on for Eastern Or
egon tlmbor lands.
Last evening's train from Walla
Walla boro a crowd of prominent
Waitsburg citizens and business men
who nro on their way to Dakor City
In quest of tlmbor claims.
Thoy wero Colonel H. J. Stratton,
Einmctt Henderson, Osslo Martin
Dennis Lynch, George Lott nnd Potor
Wcllor. Each had boon fired by the
stories of good tlmbor claims to bo
socurcil In Eastern Oregon for n
triflo nnd which would bo worth
many thousands of dollars In a fow
Theso are not tho only onos who
arc coming to Eastorn Oregon for
tlmbor land. Not a train passes
through Pendleton but contains from
10 to a dozen mon going In or out and
many thousand acres havo boon lo
cated within tho past thrco weoks.
Tho peoplo aro coming from all
pnrtB of Washington. They nro nono
too soon, as It will only bo a fow
moro weoks until hardly a cholco
timber claim will bo found in tho
stato that has not boon located and
LAND ON RESERVE
QUITE A RUSH TO 8ETTLE
ON UN80LD LAND.
(Concluded on page 8.)
ad, July 1. Because he was
ied by hl8 father for marry-
Uffoid D. Harvey shot himself
the heart in this city last
and died instantly. Harvey
to Vancouver a few days ago
rrled the foster daughter of
woer Harvey. When he came
,nq told what he had done, the
? Vpbralded ' hlra. The young
tered an adjoining "room and
k Must Stay In Jail.
i .Francisco, July 11. Spreckles
ak. of-the San Frinckr co Call,
rjvway aemed a -writ of habeas
P By Chief Justice Seattle, and
f '"fn In custody until their
iDetore the Los Angeles county
F, the charge of libeling Gov
KILLED AT HILGARD.
Laborer Run Over by Passenger
Train Near There.
Hilgard, July iu James welch, a
laborer, was run over by passenger
train No. 6, near this place Wednes
day night and instantly killed. The
body was found by the crew on
freight train No; -21, which passed
over the body Thursday morning,
but upon examination it was found
the man had been dead several hours
and it was evident that the passen
ger train had done the killing. The
body was horribly mangled, frag"
ments being scattered along the
track. Welch was a member of the
Western Miners' Federation, No. 16,
of McKay, Idaho, and the union was
wired for instructions as to the dls
position of the body, but as no re
sponse came he was buried at HU
Monument to French Allies.
Newport, It I., July 11. The anni
versary of the landing of French
troops In America during the Revolu
tion, was commemorated today by a
meeting of prominent citizens of
Newport, at which active steps were
begun looking to the erection of a
suitable monument on the south
shore of the harbor to mark the
landing place. Fort Chastelux, which
was occupied by the -French troops
here, stands at the top of a hill on
land owned by Lorrillard Spencer
and i was decided to use stone from
this Jort.'in. the erection of the monu
ment ' Mississippi Baptists.
-Water Valley. Miss., July llvs-Mort
than 500 JBaptlsts of Mississippi, in
eluding both ministers and lay mem
ber. are here for the annual state
convention of the denomination,
-which will be Jn session during the
next few days. The presiding officer
is Judge- Conn, of Hazelhurst, and the
IMtrticipants include a number of
speakers of note.
FIGHT IS NOW ON.
Seattle. Julv 11 A telephone report from Covineton at 2:15
says a fight is in progress between Tracy and tho posso and
that three deputies have been shot. It is unconfirmed.
IS SHERIFF CUDIHEE AFTER
ESGAPE MERRILL AT COLFAX?
Walla Walla, July 11. It is posl
tlvely declared by parties who know
him well, that Sheriff Cudlhee, who
is supposed to be near Seattle di'
recting the chase after Convict Jlar
ry Tracy, was In this city during the
week, but was keeping dark and
would not give out any information
as to his reason for being here.
Cudlhee, if it was he, did not make
his presence known to the ponce oi
the county officials and his reason
for being in this part of the country
Is a deep mystery.
The only reason which can be as'
slened is that he is after Dave Mcr
rill, who escaped with Tracy, and
who may have been found to wave
taken his flight in this direction after
leaving Tracy near OlympJa. nu
merous responsible parties who
know Cudlheo well saw him while he
was here and are convinced that he
came over to investigate the hold-up
Saturday morning at Colfax, under
the theory that the perpetrator of the
robbery was none other than wer
Till. Chief Kauffman Is one or tne
adherents of this belief. Additional
strength is also idven It by the fact
that the sheriff took the morning
train in the direction of Colfax.
Would Be Easy,
Merrill could .easily have beat his
wnv across the mountains after
leaving Tracy, and made his haul at
Colfax. With the amount oi money
he secured from Shultz and the gam
bling tables he would have sufficient
to take him to Europe if he wanted
to go there, or be could disguise him
self and easily take a train to the
Sound without .much chance of de
tection, Mutual friends could direct
him to Tracy and tho two could gel
out of tho country effectually dis
guised. The plan is feasible and
could be successfully worked by such
daring men as Tracy and Merrill havo
proved themselves to be. Perhaps
In telling around that ho killed Mor
rill, Tracy has concocted a scheme
for the purpose of allowing Merrill
to sneak Into some town and make
a good big stake.
He Looked for Arms.
In giving an account of the robbery
Charles Shultz, the Colfax saloon'
keeper, tells of actions of tho high
wayman that bear the earmarks of
Merril land Tracy's work. After lln
lng up the men In the saloon the rob
ber went to the roulette table and
began scraping all money In sight
off into a sack. Ho took all the mon
ey from the three tables in the room
and searched all the men, some of
them twice. He took no money from
the men, but seemed to be bunting
for arms. After be had faisaed get
ting the money from tbe tables be
ordered the men to not move. Two
of them, Hank Sparks and George
Gerlitz, looked around over theli
shoulders and each received a knock
on tbe bead with one of the guns.
Completing his robbery, the man
ordered every man In tbe room not
to make a move for IS minutes un
der penalty of death and then faded
into the night. Not a trace has been
found of tbe man since he stepped
out of the back door of the saloon
and made his way off Into the darkness.
Fact of Moody BUI Allowing 90 Days
First Choice to 8ettlers Causes
Many to Squat Now.
Tho Moody lnnd act, which rocontly
passed congress and has bocomo n
law. is causing consldorablo excite
mont among tho squatters on the
Umatilla reservation. Moro thnn
90,000 acres aro affected by this act
and qulto a rush Ib being mndo to get
a hold on tho land nnd to bo on hand
when it Is nuctionod.off.
Theso aro tho last of tho unallottod
lands belonging to tho big Umatilla
rosorvo. Twolvo years ago this land
wns appraised by tho govonmont
board and values fixed. Tho values
rnngc from I1.2G an ncro to $25, ac
cording to tho grade of land. Much
of It Is scab land and Ih worth little
fdr anything othor than sheep pas
ture 'although quite a llttlo Is good
Tho fact thnt tho now Moody law
cives tho squatter 90 days prior right
to purchase theso lands has caused!
many Individuals to rush ror mo nesi
nortlonB and Btrlko camp in order
to havo tho advantage of thoso who
havo not so fortified thomsolves when
tho day for sale comoB, which will
not be far off although tho date has
not yet been set.
Practically all tho best lands havt
been located. In fact, mon havo boon
living on somo of tho land for years,
cultivating It and paying no taxes
and others had wholo soctlons foncod
and wore using It for pasture
This will all bo dono away with now
and tho man who Is lucky enough to
got a quarter section whon sold win
bo able to realize qulto a prom irom
It. Slnco It was appralBod twolvo
years ago valuei havo advancod from
60 to 100 per cont. It Ib expected
miirh of tho land will bo bought slm
nlv hh a speculation and will bo sold
nnn after, the nurchaBor from tho
government being ablo to realize a
largo profit from tho deal.
NEW YORK MARKET,
Bodies of Many Victims of tho
Great Mine Explosion "Are
LOSS OF LIFE IS TERRI
BLE TO CONTEMPLATE.
Of the Hundreds'of Men Known to
Be In the Mine at the Time of the
Explosion, Hardly One Escaped
Alive Loss at Least 160.
Johnstown, Pn., July 11. At dawn
today tho bodies of 40 victims of the
Cambria mlno horror woro brought
up. Tho rcscuo party countod 40
moro hut could not roach thorn on
account of tho deadly gas.
At lonst 100 moro bodies aro be
yond in tho Impouotrnblo ronton of
death, uomo say, whllo othors nlaea
tho ostlmato at only CO moro, but It
snfo to any thnt tho loss of life
Reported by I. U Ray A Co., Pendle
ton, Chicago Board of Trad and
New York Stock Exchange Broker.
New York. July 11. -The wheat
mnrknt .onened this morning, at 78U
L lower. This, however, was tho
low point for tho dsy, as Jt took a
steady upward movement, closing i
70tf, half a cent higher than Thurs
day's closing. Liverpool s lower V
point, closing at 6 34. Corn high
or '4, closing at 66.
Wheat closed Thursday, 78ft,
Opened today, 78
Range today, 7814079.
Stocks are up.
St. Paul, 178.,
Union Pacllc, 105,
Wheat tfi tan rrnsUM.
San Francisco, July 11. Wheat
81.164, per cental.
Wheat In Chlcat.
Chicago, July 11. Wheat 737i
will paBs 15 Oantl may roach 200.
'I ho scones around tho mouth of
tho mlno whon tho bodies wore
brought up woro hoart-rondlng.
Wives, mothers and children of tho
doad had gathorod oarly and whon
tho first body nppenred mndo for It
with pitiful shrieks and fomenta
tions. Tho ontlro pollco force of the
city nnd of tho Iron company was
prcsont to koop tho frantic women
All Were Scarlet.
Tho fnces of tho doad woro a deep
scarlet. All of tho poor fellows had
their stiffoned hands upllftod close
to tholr faces. Tho head of ono wa
coinplotely blown off.
Tho work of Idontlfylng tho victims
wns featured with scones pnst de
scription. Only tho wives, children
or pa ion ta of dead mon wero admit
ted to tho morguo. Wlvos threw
thomsolves upon the llfeloss bodies
of their husbands nnd tholr cries
movod tho stoutest hearted to tears
At noon 37 Identifications had
been mado. An ofllclnl statement ls
Hiiod by tho mlno olllclals Buys the
explosion wan duo to fire damp.
No Second Explosion.
ltwas bolloved that another sort
ouh explosion had occurred In the
mlno and that ono branch of tho
genernl ronculng party, including a
number of physlclnns, hnd boon lost
but this roport was proven Incorrect.
Bight llvo mon were found In
tho mlno this afternoon. Thoy se
cured air by breaking tho air pip.
At 1 o'clock 87 bodies had boon removed.
Died While at Lunch.
At 8 o'clock sevon adltlonal bodies
woro brought up.
All tho dead, It was provon, died
whllo oatlng tholr lunches, as they
wero seated In groups of fivo and 10
with their buckets and tho remains
of tholr lunchos scattered over the
floor, and tho ovldoncos woro that
their lives were snufTod out quickly.
Fire Damp Did It
It Is evident that fire damp of
treacherous force swept down on the
mon with the speed of a high wind
Most of tho victims woro foreign
ors. Beyond tho four mon In the hos
pital, It Is almost a certaluly that not
ono roan escaped allvo.
Officials Say Eighty Dead.
Altoona, Pa.. July 11, Officials of
tho Cambria Mining Company stated
this morning that tho list of dead
would not exceed 80. A most rigid
Investigation Into tho disaster will
bo made as soon as possible.
Democrats After Heahurn.
Osceola, la., July 11. Influential
democrats of tho Eighth district met
In caucus here today to Informally
discuss the matter of selecting a as
dldate to make tho raco against Co
gressman Hepburn this fall. Opin
ions were expressed by the district
leaders indicating their belief that
with a candidate of unqueatloaM
strength tbey could win out Among
the names mentioned In connect)
with the nomination were those of
V. II. MefJInnlB, of Leon, Senator
Claude Porter, of Centerrllle, and J,
B, SuUlven, of Orestes,,
All the vacancies In the naval .
leal service are new SHe
first time since the elvH