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HOOD 11IVER, Oil., SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1889.
3Cood Ivjver (Slacier.
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MOKXIXK BY
The Glacier Publishing Company.
List of State and County Officials. .
Governor ? Pn"0'?r
fcecreta-y of State 0. W. MoBnde
Treasurer geo. W. We bb
Superintendent of Public Instruction.. K. P. Mctlroy
J J. N. Dolph
Senators '"( J. H. Mitchell
State Printer Frank Baker
Sheriff Geo, Hubert
Clerk G. H. Thompson
Treasurer Ge. Kuch
, . ) Geo. A. Young
Commissioners H A j-eng
Assessor. H. Gourlay
Surveyor E. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools A. C. Connelly
Coroner Win. Michell
Postmaster Geo. T. Prather
Justice of the Pence Henry Howe
Constable K. S. dinger
I j. 11. jHiaueion
) E. L. Smith
TinVOTQ Ta ,rom P""61 points In the
1 1UJL 1 ti United States, Canada and Europe.
Elegant Pullman Palace Cars.
Emigrant Sleeping Cars Run Tnrouga on Exjres Trains
and ST. PAUL
Tree of Charge and Without Change.
Close connections at Portland for San Francisco and
Pugtt Sound points.
For further (t.irticnltiry YiiUiro of aitv Aire nt nf-'I.e
; Coinri"i !)"' A. lU3..5ft.;if A. -St Ja Jt f . JU.'JH
A. L. MAXWELL,
A.G.P. &T. A.
Gen'l. Manager. 24tf
W. C. Allawav Agent, Dalles.
Oregon Railway & navigation Company
Leaving steamship Wharf, Portland, at 12 Midnight,
as follows :
STEAM PR, DAY. BATE.
Oregon Tuesday June 4
State Saturday " 8
Columbia Wednesday " 12
Oregon Sunday " 10
State Thursday " 20
Columbia Monday " 24
Oregon Friday, ; . . . . " 28
Baggage must be checked either at Ash St. during
the day, or by the U. C. k R T. Co. No unchecked
baggage will be received on tho Steamers.
Ticket Office, First and Qak Streets.
Leaving Spear St. Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 A. M.,
HTKAMKR. DAT. DATS.
State Monday June S
Columbia Friday " 7
Oregon Tuesday " 11
State Saturday " 15
Columbia Wedn'jsday " 19
.Oregon Sunday." " 2:1
State Thursday " 27
No freight will be received on morning of sailing,
except Fruit and Vegetables, and these will not be
taken after 9 A. M.
Rates of passace (including meals and
berths,) cabin, $16.00; steetage, $8.00 ;
round trip, unlimited, $30.00.
The Company reserves the right t change Steamers
or Sailing Days.
Sun rancisco -General office, No. 10 Market St.
Ticket ulHces, Nos. 1 and 214 Montgomery Sts.
GOODALL, PERKINS & Co., Agents.
C. J. SMITH, A. L. MAXWELL,
Gen'l Manager. O. I & T. A.
W. C. A I, law ay, A ent Dalles.
Dalles City Oregon.
A UO VST PUCULtER, Proprietor.
The undersigned liuvlng purchased the
above business, wo.t very respectfully In
form the citizens of Tue Dalle . and vicinity
thai ne will alwuy keep ou hand iuperlor
licUix?""" C' tht' public ro i respectfully so
SEATTLE IN ASHES
Fire Sweeps Away the Heart of the City,
Sixty-four Acres in Extent.
MANY LIVES ABE PBOBABLY LOST
The Flame Finally Died Oat for Lack of
FuelHelp Most ba Sent to the
Sufferer No Sleep for
Seattle, W. T., June 6. A tem
pest of flames to-day visited Seattle and
swept away the entire business por
tion ol the city, causing a lossof millions
of dollars, and rendering homeless and
penniless hundreds of people.
The flames burst forth in a wooden
building on Madison and Front streets,
and spread with such rapidity and such
resistless fury that now there stands but
a single large bnsiness house in the
whole business part of the city.
The magnificent Occidental hotel, the
San Francisco store, Union block,
Porein block, Yesler and Leary blocks,
the rod-Intelligencer building, and
indeed the , whole line of business
buildings bounded by Seneca street on
the north and the water front on the
south and east, has been laid waste by
the furious element.
Front street is now a scene of ruins.
At the present time (8:30) the fire is
near Stetson & Post's and the Oregon
Improvement mills, and there is little
doubt that they also will go. The rail
road offices, all the docks on the water
front, wharves everything is gone as
far up as Almond & Phillips' foundry.
There is good chance now that this foun
dry will be saved, and that the fire will
', jjor.nn further, - .., . . ,
The burnt district, as near as can be
stated, is bounded by Union on the
north, by Second as far a3 James on the
east, and then below James. The fire
is now at South Third, and down to the
water's edge. There are no serious
casualties that are definitely known, biit
it is reported that several men were
burned to death. There were a number
of minor accidents. The loss, at a
guess, is $10,000,000.
HOW THE CITY WAS DESTROYED.
Seattle, June 011 :30 F. M. The
fire' is still burning, south, but has
about burnt out for lack of material.
The burnt district covers Bixty-four
acres of ground, and comprises thirty
two solid blocks of business houses.
The distance covered is fully one mile
and a half. '
The northern boundary is at Univer
sity street on Front, and from the
water's edge south to the mud flats
wharving. In this district, from four to
ten bloeks wide, theie is not a single
business house left. The eastern boun
dary is the west side of Second street to
At this hour the city is as light as day.
The coal bunkers are burning and all
the lumber yards, and mills are adding
to the blaze.
A great deal of thieving is going on.
The militia is patroling the streets, and
citizens have been sworn in as deputy
sheriffs and provided with rifles.
It is reported that one thief has been
shot and another man badly cut with an
The scenes about the edges of the
burntdistrict beggar description. House
hold goods are piled up, and women
ana cnnuren are Huddled in groups
about the piles. The citizens, whose
fortunes have gone up in smoke, stand
gazing spellbound at the smoking ruins
THE HEART OF THE CITY IS GOXK.
12:30 A. M. At this hour no est!
mate can be made of the loss. The
whole business portion of the city is
gone. The loss will be away up in the
millions. All that portion of the city
south of James street for ten blocks
wide is gone.
The fire is out, and is only blazing in
the district already burned. The last
building to go !was the huge transfer
company's warehouse, which went
Nothing remains of the business por
tion of the city.
i i n .t.i . I ii . n .'.1. i it i i i
ai n o cioctc :ne uceiaentai uotei ieu
into the street with a crash. It is sup
posed that two persons were buried
underneath the ruins. Reports of the
burning of five men are considered au
thentic, but details .are impossiole to
get at this hour.. t is also reported
that ten men were Caught by the fire
and have not beea seen since It is
supposed that they are dead.
One man was killed by the blowing up
of a building.
The whole city is simply paralyzed,
and at everv corner stand groups of
sleepless merchants, gazing at the ruins.
Sullivan in Great Peril.
Chicago, May 30. It is rumored that
the police, in their further search today
of the cottage in which Dr. Cronin was
murdered, found a pick and other ice
tools, presumed to have been the
property of Sullivan, the ice dealer.
The authorities are reticent as to the re
sult of today's investigation, and refuse
to a.Tnn or deny this rumor. The theory
is advanced that it was with blows from
these instruments that Dr. Cronin was
so foully murdered. When it is remem
bered that a notable discovery of the
post mortem examination was that the
ull was in no place fractured, this con
jecture does not appear reasonable.
The tools today discovered, it is under
stood, have been hidden partly under
ground and in a rubbish heap in an out
room or shed adjoining the cottage.
The greatest importance is attached to
this report, as it is construed into the
crowning evilence of Ice Dealer Sulli
van's complicity in the murder.
New Zoolei-Ical Park,
Washington, iity ' 2'J. The site of
the new zoological park for which con
gress appropriated $200,000 at its last
session, has been selected by the com
mission to whom the matter wa9 referred.
It lies along tho banks of Hock creek,
northwest of the city, between Woodley
lane and the Klingel road, and com
prises about 150 acres, delightfully situ
ated and admirably adapted for the pur
poses. Senator Stanford has sent to the
Smithsonian institution a young ante
lope from California, to add to the col
lection for the national zoo. It was
eleven days on the trip, and reached the
park very weak, but is recovering, and
Captain Weedin, the keeper, hopes to
bo able to save it. Heretofore it has been
found impossible to keep antelopes in
confinement for any length of time.
Heavy Siiowt in Michigan.
Detroit, Mich., May 30. A heavy
fall of snow for this season of the year is
reported from several parts of the state
today. At Schoolcraft the snow is four
inches deep and still falling, while a
Portland Flint the average depth is two
inches, but owing to the heavy wind,
it has drifted to a much greater depth.
The damage to the crops is very great.
The Proposed Siiar Keftnery.
Baltimore, May 30. The subscribers
to the proposed sugar refinery attended
a conference at the rooms of the board
of trade yesterday , afternoon. It is
stated that the prospects of raising $800,
000 of the $1,000,000 desired are encour
aging. The conference appointed com
mittees, and gave the existing commit
tee fuller powers of action.
The Report Denied.
London, May 30. In the commons
this evening, Sir James Fergurson, par
liamentary secretary to the foreign of
fice, denied the report from Victoria, B.
C. that three men-of-war in the Pacific
had been ordered to proceed to Behring
sea in June to protect the British sealing
vessels from interference by the Ameri
THAT HACKING COUGH can be so
quickly cured by Shilo's cure. .We
A CITY DESTROYED
Johnstown, Pa., Swept Away by a
I1VNDREDS OF LIVES WERE LOST.
Many People Swept Down the Boiling
Torrent Past Terror-Stricken Peo
ple Who Were Po we. less to
Derby, Pa., May 31. A flood of death
swept down the Allegheny mountains
this afternoon. Today and tonight al
most tho entire city of Johnston is
swimming about in a rushing, angry
tide, dead bodies are floating about in
every direction, and almost every piece
of movable timber is carrying from the
doomed city helpless humanity, drifting
with the raging waters, God knows
where, The disaster overtook Johns
town about G o'clock this evening.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 31. A sudden
freshet is reported in tho North Fork
river, east of Johnstown, Pa..in the Al
legheny mountains. Two-thirds of
Johnstown is said to be under water
and the railroad and telegraph lines are
Pittsburg has had no wire communi
cation with Johnsiown for three hours.
HUNDREDS OF LIVES LOST.
Greensbvuo, Pa., May 31. A repot t
has just been received here that the
greater portion of Johnstown has been
flooded and hundreds of lives lost.
Houses are floating about, and the peo
ple who are free are panic-stricken and
fleeing to the mountains.
At a point near New Florence eighty
fi've persons have been seen floating
down the river on drift wood.
One "report comes that' but two roof a
of houses in Johnstown could be seen.
The Covetown and New Florence
bridges have been washed away, and all
the buildings along the Conemaugh,
between New Florence and Johnstown,
have been carried away.
The railroad towers have been aban
doned by the operators,
WILD SCENES ON THE RIVEK.
Greensburg, Pa., May 31. Johns
town is completely submerged and the
loss of life is inestimable. Houses are
going down the river by the dozens,
and people can bo seen clinging to the
roofs. At Camptown, a village of sever
al hundred inhabitants, the houses are
almost entirely covered, and a great
many dwellings at Blairsville are sub
merged. Scarcely a dwelling in the vicinity of
Sang Hollow can be seen. The bridges
at Bolivar and Minerva, it is reported,
have given away, and that at Salesbnrg,
it is feared, will be carried away.
People here who have friends in the
flooded district are eagerly waiting for
news at the telegraph office. Great un
easiness prevails. Tho river at Liver
more is rising, and great destruction
A DESCRIPTION OE THE RESERVOIR.
In order to understand the nature of
this calamity it is necessary to describe
the respective localities of the reservoirs.
The Johnstown reservoir lies about
eighteen miles northeast of Johnstown,
and is the site of an old reservoir, which
was one of the feeders of the Pennsyl
vania car.al. This sheet of water was
formerly known as Conemaugh lake.
It is from 200 to 300 feet above the level
of Johnstown, being in the mountains.
It is about three and a half miles long,
and from a mile to one and a quarter in
width, and in swne places it is 100 feet
in depth. It holds more water than any
other reservoir, natural or artificial, in
the United States. The lako has been
quadrupled in size by artificial means,
and it was held in check by a dam 700 to
1000 feet wide. It is ninety feet in
thickness at tho base, and the height is
1 10 feet. The top has a breadth of over
EKiHTEEN MILES Of DESOLATION.
The course of the torrent from the
broken dam at the foot of the lake to
Johnstown, is almost eighteen miles,
and with the exception of one point the
water pansed through a narrow V
shaped valley. Four miles below tho
dam lay the town of South Fork, where
South Fork itself empties into the Cone
maugh river. The town contained
about 2000 inhabitants. It has not been
heard from, but it is said that four-flfths
of it has been swept away.
Four miles further down, on the Cone
maugh river, which runs parallel with
the main line of the Pennsylvania rail
road, was the town of Mineral Point.
It had 800 inhabitants, 90 per cent, of
the houses being on a flat, and close to
the river. It seems impossible at this
time to hope that any of them have es
caped. Six miles further down was the town
of Conemaugh, and here alone there
was a topographical possibility of the
spreading of the flood and the breaking
of its force. It contained 2500 inhabi
tants, and must be almost wholly
Woodvale, with 2000 people lay a mile
below Conemaugh, in the flat, and one
mile further down was Johnstown and
its cluster of sister towns. Cambria
Citv and Conemaugh, with a total popit;
lation of 30,000 on "made" ground, and
st-etehed along the river were the im
mense iron1 works of the Cambria Iron
& Steel ConiDany, who have $5,000,000
invested in their plant. Besides this
there are many other large industrial es
tablishments on the bank of the river,
how badley damaged cannot be esti
mated. At It P. M. a railroad man says the
loss of life will reach hundreds and pos
sibly over a thousand. Tho report cf
the loss of these towns above, can not
yet be confirmed.
A HORRIBLE HOLOCAUST.
Johnstow.v, Pa., June 1.-10:40 P. M,
Most of the 'accumulationof building
which were swept away by the angry
waves to the Pennsylvania railway
bridge, and piled up fully fifty feet high,
have been burned to the water's edge.
Before the buildings took fire many
people dead and alive were taken from
them, andin several instances the un
fortunates were so wedged in that it was
necessary to chop their legs-oil to re
Tho Catholic church was also de
stroyed by fire this morning. Many
people were on the roof when the
structure took lire. All of them were
consumed in the flames.
The aamage is as yet inestimable, re
gardless of the great loss of life. Tho
Pennsylvania railway's loss will be
EIGHT THOUSAND DEAD.
Sang Hollow, June 21 A. M. The
first accounts sent out of the Johnstown
disaster are far above the wildest esti
mates placed upon tho extent of the
calamity, and instead of 2000 or 3000, it
is probable the list of the dead will
reach 8000. .
It is now known that two passenger
trains, two sections of an express on the
Pennsylvania railroad, have been throw
into the maddened torrent and the pas
sengers drowned. Theso trains were
held at Johnstown from Friday at 11 A.
M., and were laying on the siding be
tween Johnstown and Conemaugh sta
tions. The awful torrent came down the nar
row defile between, a distance of nine
mites, and with a fall of 300 feet in that
distance, 8 reaping away the villages ol
South Fork, Mineral Point, Woodville
and Conemaugh, leaving but one build
ing standing, a wooden mill, where but
an hour before had stood hundreds, and
dashing on with the roar of a cataract
and the speed of the wind upon the fair
city at the foot of the hills.
The plain, in which but yesterday sat
Jobmstown, sits in the mountains like a
jewel in a diadem. The great Gautier
steel works sat in this place, and the
city below it,, the raiiroad tracks bound
ing it at the baso of the mountains on
the north. Here is where the trains
were standing when the tide of water
( Coii'.liukd Oi Fourth payr.)