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PEXDLETOX, U3LA.TILLA COUNTY, OTtEGON, TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 1003
Fn T UN m m
of Thirteen Thou-
Miles by Kail weany
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U,e president's Trip Has
nn nf Interesting
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.... T-morrnu on the Spot
Lincoln and Douglas De-
wis, towT June 2.-West-.m.
ii,p nald her trlu-
UlUIHt.-D I ,
DnncOVPlt .IS )lO jOlir-
ii octnlp pn ro lo 10
The first big demonstration
. i nun enn wnere uiu
over uic i.iw.u w .
!! hrpnufastinc in me
t .. it.ni.fi tnL-fin
nltif frlm tin?
c SlfUU. v W I -
Including the high school
there hundreds of pupils
ghaw and Congressman
nmwi Armv vptnraiiK nnd a
of tae lows iauouui uumu
escort to the president. The
i A - 4 atnntc
speakers biuiiu imu ui-cu
n Irani which luc iivdiuuik.
i crowd of fully 10,000
ifter 10 o'clock Fort Dodgo
nsuar aemonBtration await-
nation had Us little group
rnmpn nnn r-ntmrnn nnvinnc
pimpse or tho chief exec
ute nation as the special
by. Governor Cummins
HPr m nTnoi rltctlnrrtif
rati the presidential train
tie lorenoon and remained
Pj through the day.
Iowa, June 2. Tho must
irangements have been
the reppntlnn nr Prael.lft
mil pventno. Tl,.. tn
.ivii uj lac lllliy-
officials and a laree
... -UKIHUU IU UIl CD-
City Mr. Roosevelt will bo
the resign m nf cnnin.
kh! supper will be serv-
v iuc uit-MueiiL win rn.
tip nttrhf T .
lu llver unu spenu
guest of a numlier nf
"es and towns of
K June 2. Not tlm
tu vresiueni s
?f.!ent trP will he the
"ill U UKR tlUfO turn.
A -.v """luer marK-
m men- crmi Hi,t
... ..r.ulrale. and when
rt" iV sPeaH from the.
"ere these two statesmen
Ch, M.a recorl-l)reaklng
7i llntlne nnrf j.
IBM.. "luicr K. Kllllff
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MORE FhEE DELIVERY.
Citizens of Wlngvllle, Baker County,
Send In Petitions.
Baker City, Juno 2. The citizens of
WlnEville, a village 10 miles wobt of
hero, have filed two monster peti
tions with the postofflro department,
asking for a free rural deliver)- route,
which was promised a year ago.
The country' between here ' and
Wlngvllle is thickly settled, as that
Is the oldest settlement In Baker val
ley. About tno time" the miners were
rushing to Auburn and Pocahontas In
186.1, a largo colony or emigrants
from Missouri, nearly every one a
member of General Prlco's army, set
tled there and the neighborhood has
always been referred to as the "left
wing of Price's army." 'rho entire
neighborhood belongs to the South
Methodist church and Is one of the
most productive regions In Eastern
The iietltion just sent In Is the sec
ond which has been forwarded to the
department and an early rcsjKinse Is
expected inasmuch as a route has
DENIES EXCESS RENT.
Claims That the Management of Pos
tal Affairs In New York State Has
Washington, Juno 2. Postmaster
General Payne this afternoon ex
pressed great displeasure at the re
port sent out by a press association
to the effect that half a million dol
lars excess Is paid in postal rentals
in New- York state. He said the
statement Is entirely untrue and that
the total paid for rent for postofflce
quarters in the entire state. Including
New York City, Is only $4CC,sll,
which also pays for light and heat.
TWO HUNDRED LIVES LOST
ONE OF THE MOST FATAL
CYCLONES IN HISTORY.
Next to the St. Louis Storm of 189b.
the Most Destructive on Record Is
the Gainesville Storm.
Atlanta, Ga., Juno 2. The reports
from Gainesville now place the loss
of life at 200.
The greatest loss of life Is reported
iu the destruction of the cotton
mills, where about SO are believed to
have been killed and a score injured.
hlghteen persons were killed In the
city between the center of the town
nnd railroad station, where four large
stores were blown down. The storm
had driven many people Into these
stores for refuge and they probably
all were killed.
Five, hundred people were at work
In the cotton mill when the storm
came. The mill was a three-story
building. The tornado struck the
town In the southern portion. It
came with a frightful roar and the
day was turned into night. As peo
ple fled from the storm they were
caught In the wind and bodily blown
In all directions. Some houses were
torn into fragments, others were lift
ed from their foundations and carried
Intact for qulto a distance. Itoofs
sailed like leaves In the air and sev
eral persons were carried over three
blocks In a houso by the wind.
Revised Estimate of Losses.
Gainesville, Ga., Juno 2. Until the
debris Is cleared away it will be Im
possible to give the exact number
killed in yesterdays cyclouo. 'iuc
property loss is $300,000. The best
estimate at present is that 80 were
killed. Mony were so mangled they
can't be identified. Twenty-two "nil
been Identified at noon. Several of
those injured are not expected to re
Milton Water Power.
Walla Walla, Juno 2. To submit
a proposition to the Milton council
toward developing power on tno
Walla Walla abovo Milton for gener
al electrical purposes, Arthur Rob
erts, proprietor or tho Waltsburg
Plant, will meet with Milton's bo-u-d
tonight It is said that Mr. Roberts
has obtained control of all the power
facilities left ou tho south fork of the
Walla Walla and is negotiating with
an eastern electrical concern for the
Installation of a plant.
Quotations Furnished by Coe Commis
sion Company R. L. Boulter, Local
Manager, 120 Court Street.
Chicago, June 2.
Sept 71 72
July 46 47
July 34 34'
Minneapolis, Juno 2.
July , 78 78V4
Sept 70 71
LITTLE OR NO CHANGE
IN THF FLOOD SITUATION
Still Higher Water in Soi e Localities! But the Flood is Sut-
sidinc'lin the Interior.
Lower Missouri River Towns tj Danger Launches Brought From St.
Joseph Used In the Rescue Hundreds at Topeka Many People
Drowned In Central and Eas; rn Kansas Enormous Destruction to
All Kinds of Property.
Topeka. Juno 2. It seems that
the property loss from the best
estimates now posslblo will amount
approximately to $1,000,000. Tho
whole of North Topeka Is still under
water seven feet deep. While the 200
people penned up in the second
stories of houses have plenty of food,
they are In great need of good drink
ing water, which Is being supplied
as rapidly as possible in barrels and
The great fear at present Is that
some of the buildings in North To
peka may collapse because of their
foundations being undermined. There
Is no immediate apprehension that
the woolen mill will go down, but
every effort will be made to extricate
Iieople from that point as quickly as
possible to avoid any further loss of
Worst Probably Over.
At S o'clock this morning the Kaw
river is almost at a standstill, with
a slight tendency toward falling.
There Is no rising water from above.
The rain has fallen almost without
cessation for the last 72 hours, but. at
no time has It been In the nature of a
cloudburst. The situation at North
Topeka Is Improving. There is but
little danger of death from drowning.
Except in isolated cases, the refugees
have been cared for. Many are wear
ing Insufficient clothing. Hundreds
are sleeping- In Improvised beds, but
It Is believed all have been cared for.
BoaTs have crossed from tho south
side to North Topeka with abundance
of provisions. A number of people
have been pulled across from the
stricken district over a wire cable
where the Melan bridge stood. A
sand dredge was In operation after
the manner of a breeches buoy.
Today four more boats have arriv
ed and in addition the Chicago Lum
ber Company has constructed rude
boats, propelled by gasoline engines.
This additional transportation expe
dited tho work or relief very much
today. In addition to these boats tho
Hock Island, Union Pacific and Mis
souri Pacific are trying to ship in
some steam launches,
Sickness Follows the Flood.
Topeka, June 2. Boats brought
last night from St. Joseph today res
cued C73 people from buildings in
North Topeka. The Hood is subsid
ing, although heavy rains continue.
Many of tho refugees are seriously
III. Sickness among the refugees on
the south side Is Increasing alarm
ingly. There are 60 cases of scarlet
fever and measles. Tho schools are
closed Indefinitely by orders from
the hoard of health. Two died last
night from previous exposure. Tho
Jlst of known dead and missing is now
38, not Including returns from the
Water Still at Highest Point.
Kansas City, Mo., June 2. The
river registered 35 feet on the official
guage at fi this morning, whlc.i equals
the highest point reached during tho
catastrophe This is a misty morn
lug, following occasional rains dur
ing the night.
.Flood Shows Signs of Abating.
Tho relief fund this morning stnnds
between $40,000 and $50,000. There
were no fires last night nnd very
little thieving. Thirteen hundred of.
fleers are patrolling the streetB, nnd
gunrdsmen are still enforcing tho
Sheffield, a manufacturing suburb
east of the city Is experiencing their
worst flood today. The back water
has rendered hundreds of families
homeless. Tho current Is mild, so
rescue work todny Is easily dono
Estimates today show 10,000 people
are homeless. There Is no way of
giving the exact figures as to the
number dead. General estimates fix
It In the neighborhood of 100.
A boatman who succeeded In cross
ing the river from the hills back of
Argentine this morning, says the ref
ugees .there nro comparatively well
cared for A committee took chargo
of several cars of dressed meat con
signed to Armour, which they are dis
tributing. The people are felling shnde
trees for fuel.
River Falling at Lawrence,
Lawrence, Kan., June 2. The Kaw
liver continues to fall nnd Is now 14
Inches below tho highest mark. A
hundred men are still on an island In
North Lawrence, but are safe.
General Scare at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Juno 2. There Is n gen
eral exodus from the lowlands nnd
three thousand people are abandon
ing their homes. Large forces oi
men are removing the contents of
warehouses, lumber ynrdB nnd freight
depots. The water Is at the 30-foot
mark, and the weather bureau says
It will go to 34. Similar conditions
exist in East St. Louis, where the
cellars ami sewers nro nlready over
flowing. The manufacturing plants
are preparing for the worst.
Flood Has Reached Keokuk.
fies Moines, June 2. Keokuk is
now Hooded to tho center of the city.
The river Is six to eight miles broad.
Hundreds of people are In the tops
of trees. I.nst advices sny that sue
ior in many cases Is Impossible owing
to the terrific current. locally, the
situation is Improving. Governor
f'ummlns Is contemplating relief l'
burrowing money and depending on
the next legislature to approve tho
Subsiding In Nebraska.
Lincoln, Neb., Juno 2. There nro
showers, but the Hood Is subsiding
klowly, leaving a trail of utter deso
lation. Tho dn in a go Is Incalculable,
Scheme for Colony Trade Union Is
Liverpool, June 2. Tho Post today
says it has the best authority for
saying that Hicks-Beach, chancellor
of the exchequer, will immediately
lead an attack on Chamberlain's
Jiollverein scheme, while Salisbury
will also attack It In the house or
Will Force the Issue.
Indon, Juno 2. It is rumored to
day that tho chancellor of the ex
chequer will lesign when parliament
reassembles, as his protest against
Chamberlain's zolvereln policy.
Huntington Telegraph Operator Per.
haps Fatally Injured.
ti.....i.v Tnnn 2. Two tele-
graph oporators engaged in a light
last night, when one of them, of Mex
i j.. ... nameA i fl. West, stab-
bed O. M. Thomas in the right breast
with a five-Inch dagger, uiu umue
etratlng tho lung. Thomas was taken
to tho Portland hospital and Is
thought to be fatally injured.
NO GRAND JURY IN HAWAII.
Annexation Aca Does Not Provide for
That Adjunct to the Courts.
Washington, Juno 2. An lmortant
decision Involving the rights of Ha
waiian citizens was handed down by
the supreme court today, In tho case
ot Osakl Manclchl, convicted of man
slaughter, though novcr Indicted by
a grand jury. It establishes tho
principle that under the annexation
act residents of the Islands uru not
entitled to a grand Jury Indictment,
but that tho unanimous verdict or a
petit jury Is necessary to convict.
FOR A CHANGE OF VENUE.
Claim Is Made That Witnesses in
Kentucky Are Terrorized.
Jackson, Ky Juno 2. The prose
cution this morning filed ntndavItB
supporting the motion for a change of
venue in tho Whito-Jett cases, based
on tho claim that witnesses nro terrorized.
EGAN'S BODY FOUND,
Great Northern Official Who Perish
ed In Snow Storm, Found In a
Kallspel, Mont., June 2. Tho
body of Benjamin Kgnn, division su
perintendent of tho Great Northern,
who was lost In the mountains near
hero, while on a deer hunt last No
vember, wns found by a searching
party yesterday evening, near Klvo
Forks. Tho body was badly decom
posed, but wns Identified by the
watch and other articles In tho cloth
ing. The hunt for Mr. Egnn called
out overy nvnllablo mnn for 100 miles
around, at tho time he was lost. In 1
a blinding snow storm. Searching'
parties made trails within a few ;
hundred feet of tlio corpse, which
wns found In a denro thicket.
ON LIGHT VOTE
Republican Majority of 7372
in 1902 is Reduced Nearly
5000 in 1903,
ANARCHISTS HOLD BANQUET.
Herr Johann Most, However. Speaks ,
Chicago, June 2. Iterr Johnnu
Most was the principal Bxiker at a
banquet given yesterday nfternoon In
Sharpshooters' Park under the nils-
pices ot tho Arbiter Zeltung. Many I
anarchists were present and a detail )
of police wns stntloned at tho grove, i
Anarchy was not discussed. Most
ndvlscd his audience to upnold thej
I'nn- nml i-nnnt II lit loll nf I III" United I
Stntes nnd refrnln from nets or violence.
HANGED FOR PIRACY.
Arrived From Europe.
New York, June 2. Ambassadors
Choato and McCormJck arrived on
the Kronprinz Wiluelm today.
Mutineers Also Guilty of PJracy on
the High Seas.
Liverpool, Juno 2. Hail and Smith,
the men convicted of mutiny nnd
piracy on tho bark Veronica, were
FOREICN TRADE INCREASES
SHOW HAPPY RETURNS.
Exports to Russia Have Doubled In
Nine Months Indications Point to
Heaviest Foreign Trade This Year
In History of Nation.
Washington, O. C. Juno 2. Tho
alarms which have been Hounded
during tho past two years regarding
tho trndo relations between the
United Stntes and certain other coun
tries of the world find no Justification
in tho figures of our commerce up to
this time. Tho three countries which
have been mentioned from tlmo tn
tlmo nB likely to decrease their Im
portutloiiB from tho United States
nro Hiissln, Austria-Hungary and
A study of tho latest figures or tho
treasury bureau or statistics regard
ing our imports and exports show a
steady growth In tho trade relations
with all or these countries, and Indi
cates that our commerce with each or
them Is likely to bo lorger In the pres
ent fiscal year than In nny previous
This Is true both or the Imports
and tho exports. To each of these
three count rles our exports nro
steadily and rapidly Increasing ami
Irom each or them our Imports are
also steadily Inrreoslng. This is
strongly jnnrked In tho figures of our
trade relations with Russia In the
present fiscal year.
Tho latest figures show that our
exports to Russia for the nine mouths
ending April 1, were neurly double
those of the corresponding period In
any year of tho last docudo, und
that our ImiiortH from Russia are also
steadily and rapidly Increasing, being
double those or 18!) und three times
tr.oso or 18U4. Tho HgureH regarding
our trade relations with Germuny
and AustrlaiHungury show corres
UNION DEMANDS GRANTED.
The Freight Handlers' and Restau
rant Employes' 8cale Signed.
Chlcugo, Juno 2. Tho Nickel Pluto
und St. Paul signed tho freight handl
ers' scale this morning and tho North
western is retried to huvlng ugreed
to sign this afternoon,
Tho restaurants uro signing tho
employes' scale, as demanded. A la
bor crisis Is thus averted.
Rich 8trlke at Auburn.
Baker City, Juno 2.--H. Wlnduii, u
veteran prospector of Eastern Ore
gon, has made a rich find In an aban
doned in I no at Auburn, 12 miles suiitli
of hero. Tho quurl. In pure white,
and assays from $8 to $21 Hir ton.
Tho mine was worked 40 years ago,
but had been entirely filled up (with
Race War Broken Out.
Charleston, Juno 2. Throo negroes
were killed and 30 Injured In a pitch
ed battle at tho close of, a picnic hero
DEMOCRATIC LINN GOES
Heavy Falling OH of Republican Voto
In Marion County Total Vote Will
Not Reach Two-Thlrds of That Cast
Salem. June 2. Tho latest figures
UHiu the district congressional elec
tlon are (lint It Is claimed by the re
publicans nnd conceded by the demo
criits by 2.02S for Hermann. Tho
Inter figures aio not likely to muter
tally niter these, though most of tho
counties nro Incomplete, some being
estimated. Tho estimated counties
are known to bo for Hormnnn.
It wns a most remarkable election.
Clacknnins county last year gavo
Tongue, republican. l,37fi this year
It gave Reatues, domorriftlr. about
250; Marlon gave Tongue 1.201. nnd
gives llernmnu only 150. Lime, which
gnvo Tongue S70, gives Hermann
350. Linn county, historically dem
ocratic, gave Hermann 125, Tongue's
majority In tno district was 7,372 last
year. Marlon county nlono shows
1,327 republicans Iohh voting for Her
niaiin than for Tongue. It Is practi
cally the same In Clackninus county.
The total voto will bo probably not
inoro than two-thirds of the total cast
Dr. T. W. Harris, chairman or tho
republican congressional committee,
gives the rollowlng estimates at 3
p. in.; Hermann counties Denton,
70; Coos. 4DO; Curry, 150; Douglas,
I5ii; Luke (not reported); I .a no, 350.
Twenty-seven precincts out of 52 to
ported: In Linn. 125; Lincoln, 200;
Klamath, loo . .Marlon, 125; Tllla
niook. 350; Washington, .150; Yam
Total majorities In Hermann coun
Kennies counties Clackamas, 350;
Polk, 50; .Josephine, 201); Jackson,
200. Total majorities in llcitmcti
TO WOODMEN'S CONVENTION.
Delegates to Leave Portland for In
dianapolis June 9.
Portland. Juno 2. - J. II Simmons,
Htate' deputy of the .Modern Woodmen
of Ainorlct, Is busy today urriugliig
timisporlntlon for the lodge dele
gates who will leuve hero Juno 0. to
attend (he annual ((invention al III
illuiiupolls. rommeiu'lng June 16. The
tiaiisportatlon lines nro offering
special rates to the delegates, tho nr
iniigcmeiits having been completed
some weeks ngo by a conference of
(he competing lines In thin city. It
Is expected that over 100 delegates
will attend tho convention from the
district west of Colorado. Those
who Alii go from heie are; J. II Sim
mons and wife, W. T. Vaughn, A. (I.
Ilurkhnrdt, Albany; Judge H. A. Uiw
ell, Pendleton; S, A. Hullii, Portland,
and R. A. Nudliam.
Deputy Simmons says (bat In ull
probability tho next contention of tho
Modern Woodmen ol Atnorlcn will be
held nt Portland. A htning move
ment to bring tills about U now ou
NEW WEISER BRIDGE.
Bridge Commission Selects 8lte for
llolso, Juno 2 Tho first meollng
of (ho Wulser urldgo commission was
held al Welser mi Saturday, nnd
plans for tho work on (ho now wagon
bridge wuro laid out. The state has
appropriated $15,000 towurds Its con
struction, tho losldonU of (hut sec
tion to furnish $18,000, tho lotul cost
or (ho bridge to bo $33,000.
Tho site decided upon was tho alto
or tho old furry, and work will com
mence In a short tlmo, as soon as
tho funds, which have ull boon mile
scrlUid, uro collected. Tho law of
tho state requires that all necessary
funds bu on hand before tho work I
Tho brldgo will bo u steel one, hav
ing three spans, 250 feet In height,
mid 18 feet In width. Tho dlstnuca
between banks will bo 830 feet.
Too many people mUtako a polllo
acknowledgement for an encore.