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I'p to An gnat f, 87 per cent ol tlia teat caaaa were either well or prograaing lavora hlv. There being but 13 per cent. o( (ailurea Ilia partira were aatiaQed and I'lixvd tha transaction. The proceed ing! ol the investigating commiltea and the clinical reporla o( the teatcaaea ware published and will be mailed Ireeon ap plication. Address tha John J. Fulton Company, 40, Montgomery atraet, Han Francisco, Calif. KHTAHMIIl.D II li til right Rmmbr that It It tht tforert). It n our btulueM to winb the ht thity contain In rtOfttlon to Und lntni Hntt or lotiinf inonvr on ml- ST. HCUHS. OR 0011 ft . r Bam- Ita nn mmi nnwr. ana mecnanicaiiy e1 nj every u aiamw Jauin Illustrated artlclei s on sublecta prominently 1 ha socoau na he second half la devoted to the uiter- a FATAL FLOOD Eastern Oregon Cloud burst Kills Many. NO WARNING GIVEN HEPPNER RECEIVES THE FULL FORCE OF THE DELUQE. lone and Lexington Suffer Us-Death List Will Reach Fully 300-Safety Lay Only In Flight-Dead Ara Burled In Hastily Constructed Cofflne-Abaence of Oouhls Notable. lone. Or., Jun 16. A cloud which bur8t on the hllla a mile south of Hepp nor at about 5:30 o'clock Sunday after noon let loose a hungry flood of water, which swept down the hillside In wall 30 feet high and 200 yards wide. Reaching the bottom of the canyon, the liquid avalanche reared Its mighty front over the doomed town, and car ried to destruction nearly every build ing and human being that lay In Its path, leaving a wasto of desolation to mark its trail. The destroying torrent raced down the narow gorge of Willow Creek. Inundating as It reached them the settlements of Lexington, lone and Douglas, but lessening in fury and in volume as the thirsty alkali soil of the valley drank up the water like a sponge. Behind it lay nearly 300 dead, drowned like rats in a trap. The suddenness of the catastrophe gave the victims no warning, overwhelming them for the main part as they sat within their homos. Immediately after the fatal flood had wiped the major portion of Hep- pner out or existence, swift couriers on horseback sped to warn the resi dents of the valley toward the Colum- Dia or the comiBK peri . Leslie Mat lock, son of an ex-sheriff of Morrow County, rode a wild ride for 18 miles ahead of the raging waters. His horse dropped dead, but he secured another, and again another, covering tbe 65. miles to Arlington In seven hours. To this I'aul Revere of Oregon is undoubt edly due the fact that the ranchers of the Willow Creek country below Hep- pner lost so little stock and property. i ne raiace Hotel was the first build Ing to stem the tide, and all the guests were saved; but houses below the Pa lace Hotel were thrown out Info the street, overturned and wrecked. Perhaps the greatest loss occurred at the lleppner Hotel. This house. which was run under the management of Jones & Asbaugh, was carried away. It Is supposed that there were about 50 guests In thla hotel, all of whom are reported to be lost. The proprietors themselves were Baved, hut their families are among the dead. The entire residence portion of Hep- pner was destroyed, but the business houses, being on higher ground, and being generally built of brick and stone, were not so badly damaged The 8choolhouse and courthouse. which stand on a sldehill. were saved, but two churches, the Methodist and Presbyterian, were completely wreck ed. Around the depot the receding flood left great heaps of driftwood piled as high and higher than the roof and the rescuing parties were forced to demolish these pyramids of timber in order to extricate the corpses which were tangled In the brush. Un doubtedly many of the drowned bod lea were carried by the rushing waters down the valley. It Is reported that three bodies were found near Lexing ton, nine miles below Heppner. but there were no fatalities In Lexington. No systematic effort has been made to find the dead, who are undoubtedly strewn along the canyon. Every avail able .man from a radius of 65 miles has been pressed Into service at Hep pner itself. Gangs of men are at work clearing away the piles of debris, rocks and timber, which lie piled In Heppner's streets, and taking out the corpses which are thus concealed. About 100 persons have been burled In Heppner's graveyard today. Owing to the entire absence of proper facili ties for caring for the dead, the vic tims of the flood were, for the most part. Interred In common crates. The ghouls who are usually found, like hu man vultures, rifling the pockets of the dead In such great disasters as the one which has stricken Heppner, are tnthls case, fortunately absent, and the vigilance committees and patrols which were so necessary at Johnstown and Galveston floods, seem to be un necessary in Oregon. A relief train sent from The Dalles reached lone last night and will pro ceed to Heppner as soon as possible. A wrecking train, with gangs of men to repair both the tracks and telegraph wires left last night. It Is expected thnt communication with Lexington, 17 miles from Heppner, will be restor ed early this morning. Court street, at Heppner, on the bank of the stream, is swept clean as a gravel bar from end to end. Not even the foundations of a long line of beautiful residences are left. Every business house, except the ho tel, Fair store and Odd Fellow's build ing, along the side of the street on which tho bank stands are wrecks. A large building is Jammed Into the drug store and Beveral other structures are In the middle of the same street. Resi dences are turned over or torn to piec es. Mud, slime and misery are every where. The water was 15 feet high In Hep oner's streets and rose over the new courthouse wall. It came dawn Palm Fork, chiefly, but was a torrent on all hillsides. Enormous piles of rock and ?ravel have been washed down the canyon five miles up on Butter creek. The flood came almost Instantly and lasted one hour. The people thought 't was only a repetition of the cloud burst a few days ago, and were not alarmed until It was too late. Houses were surounded by raging torrents, which sucked every thing movable In to their twisting eddies and escape was impossible. Many people slept In the courthouse last night, and any place they can make a bed. Many people are arriving at Henr ner. There are no beds, and visitors will be compelled to rough It while tney stay. 1'rovlnlona are not needed but rather help to bury their dead and clear away the debris. The absence of ice or embalming fluids has necessitat- ed the hurried burial of many bodies which would otherwise have been pre served ror trie arrival of relatives. Three live babies have been found whose parents are lost, and identifica tion nas so far been impossible. Families are broken to pieces, the rataer aione remains, or a wife or son or daughter, and little children left orphans. Ellas Connor, a stockralser of lone returned from Heppner at 2 o'clock this morning. He left the scene of the disaster at 6 o clock, and brings the latest news from the scene. It is now known." said Mr. Conner "that at least 275 or 300 rieonle were nrownea. une hundred and fifteen corpses have been hastily burled In wooden boxes and some were merely wrapped in blankets. There were still several wagon loadd of dead on theli way to the cemetery when I left neppner itself has now been pretty wen aearcnea, except In d lies of de- brla, where it is thouirht that numbers or oodles will be found. Between lone and Henoner " said Mr. Conner, "there are (treat Dllea of ueurifl, out tne nood passed so quick ly that the roads have not been seri ously damaged. The railroad track nowever, from 1-cxlngton on is badly torn up. It looks straee to see thr- heavy steel rails bent and twisted like corkscrews, and the heavy timber splintered like matchwood. In HeDn ner itself the flood swept a clean path a mne long, and one or two block? wide through the town, following en erally the course of Willow Creek The people of Heppner seem demoral ized by the calamity, and men who nave lost their wives, children anr" tneir all, go dry-eyed to the work of assistance of others." The town of Heppner. the nrlncinal sufferer from the flood is 197 .Ilea from Portland and 45 miles from the Columbia River. It contains a popu latlon of. approximately, 1400, and If the county seat of Morrow County. It is located In tbe valley of Willow Creek, a considerable stream, which nows north into the Columbia. The valley of Willow Creek varies In width from one-half mile to a mile and is bounded on either side by preclpitiour mountains which render sudden fresh eta not uncommon, although at ordin ary seasons the stream Is easily ford ed at almost any point. At Heppner, wiiiow creek Is Joined by Hinton'f Fork, which enters at the north end of the town. Some 20 years ago a cloudburst occurred on Hinton's Fork and a wall of water 30 feet In height rolled down the mountain sides Into Willow Creek At that time the towr was built principally on the south side of a high backbone extending irom near the mouth of the Fork back to the mountains. There was little damage to tbe town and no lives were lost. Of recent years, however, the town has grown considerably and a large portion of it Is on the north side or this natural dyke and alone the banks of the two streams, directly in tne patn or the Hood. North of Heppner nine miles Is the town of Lexington, containing a popu lation or three or four hundred, and nine miles further Is lone, which has eight to nine hundred people. Accord ng to the latest informat on. both of these places were destroyed. A branch of the O. R. & N. follows Willow Creek south from the main line at Heppner Junction to its terminus at Heppner. Officials of the company have received advices that their track Is washed away between Douglas and Heppner, a distance of 30 miles. ACTION ON CANAL TREATY L'RQED. President Olvea Colombia to Understand That Dallying Must Cease. Washington, June 16. The Presi dent today sent for William Nelson Cromwell, attorney for the Panama Cannl Company, te confer with him on the canal situation. Mr. Cromwell spent half an hour with the President In the forenoon, and the conference was resumed by appointment at S M. It is understood that the President is .much concerned over the canal out look. The Administration is not In the least disposed to be impatient with Colombia, and ia willine to allow the Bogota government a reasonable time to execute Its obligations to the united States. At the same time, the Washington authorities regard these obligations as more bindine than those of an ordinary treaty, and cannot admit the right of the Colombian gov ernment to recede from them. If no' carried out by ratification of the canal treaty, which comes before the Colom bian Congress at its meeting this month, the United States hopes Col ombia will find some other means of executing its obligations to this coun try as regards the Panama Canal. Mr. Cromwell declined to see callers after his conference with the President. Route to Crow's Neat Pass. Butte, Mont.. June 17. Official word has been reclved In this city to the effect thst he cut-oft from Columbia Falls or Kalispel, on the Great North ern, to Jocko, on the Northern Pacific Is to be built at once. Work will be commenced within 60 days. The new line will open up the richest country In the state of Montana and furnlsb direct route from the Crow's Nest coal fields to the Butte and Anaconda mines and smelters. Cable Ship Neara nidway. Manila, June 17. The cable ship Colon, which is laying the Pacific ca ble from Guam eastward, is nearing Midway Island, and it Is expected that the laying of the section from Midway Island to Honolulu will commence next week. Bandlta Raid Cavlte Towns. Manila. June 17. Disorder continu es in the province of Cavlte. Two ban dlU named Fellzartio and Montalon. with somo followers recently raided a number of towns. The government is planning a campaign to suppress the trouble. HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON SURVEY OF PORTAGE ROAD. Engineer Hammond Will Oa Ahead With Preliminary Work. The State Board of Portage Railway Commissioners hald a conference with A. K. Hammond, tbe engineer recently selected to make a preliminary survey ol the route of the portage road be tween The Dalles and Celtic Mr, Hammond was directed to proceed at once with the survey, and he will do io as Soon as be can organize a sur veying party. Hlg work will be to examine the ground and run preliminary lines where the road will probably be con- utructed. He will make plats and charts showing all the topographical conditions. He expects to be ready to report to the board ia about 30 days. and until that time no further action can be taken by the board. Receipts of Columbia County. The reports In the County Clerk's of fice show that the receipts for May rere larger than at any time in the aistory of Columbia county. Tlus tttal amount received was 62.08, appor tioned as follows: Recording deeds And other instruments, 1272.75: court fees, 1228; redemptions, 61.33. High School Contract Let. The Eugene school board has let the contract to Welsh & Mauer, of Salem. for the construction of the new High School building. The contract price 11 SZ4.Z5. Rich Find In Southern Oregon. J. A. WTiltman and J. D. Hard are iow in control of what promises to be he biggest placer mining propositloc n Southern Oregon. The property it located on Steve's Fork of Steamboat Lake, and comprises some 880 acres ?f mining ground, nearly all of which prospects rich from "grass roots to bedrock." Some of the prospects ob tained are so big that it is bard to be lieve they were taken Irom just a few tana of dirt. Tbe property was pur chased from Messrs. Shearer, Lewis Armstrong 4 Scott, and the new own srs have already been offered an ad ranee of two and a half times the pur hase price. The water supply It abundant Lane Oats Will Be Short. The effect of the recent hot wsve If unquestionably very disasteroua to al' growing crops in Lane county, with the possible exception of hops. Farm ?ra have been complaining for twe weeks past about insufficient rain for the grain crops, and this hot spell coming at this time, will hare the ef feet of cutting short the crop very ma terlally. There has been insufficient moUture for nutrition of growing grains, and now the heat comes and forces maturation without any possl bility of growth. Wheat will undoubt sdly be cut short 25 per cent, and oatr d0 per cent already, ana the damage wili be even greater unless thla spel' of heat is followed by a soaking rain Will Cheapen Transportation. The preliminary survey of the elec tric rosd from Baker City to the Johr Day country is about finished. The route as laid out, commences at Bow ?n's ranch, not far from Baker City, and extends along Burnt River to the di vide, and thence into the John Day Valley. Prairie City, ao doubt, will be tbe destination for the present. It If considered by many that a far cheaper route could have been selected, haf the survey been by way of Auburn through the Sumpter Valley over tc Burnt River. Several miles of roar? building could be saved as well as the road being laid out on an easier grade. Rainier and St. Helens Want Seat. Rainier and St. Helens have each Bled their petitions as candidates for the relocated county f&t There are 76 names on the Rainier petition and 115 names on the one field by St. Hei- ns. Clftskanie was the first town to tie a petition, having 125 names on the document. It Is now a settled fact that these three tovns will be the only candidates for the county seat loca tion to be voted on the first Monday in July. Good for Marion Crops. That crops have not suffered by rea son of the recent hot weather is declar ed by farmers, fruitgrowers and hop- growers in Marion county. Hops anri fruit, except strawberries, will be im proved by the heat of the last few days. While the ground Ib dry in the hill country, and rain would be bene ficial, the hot weather will do no dam ige unless it should continue several days. Shipping Cattle From Pendlctoa. Fourteen carloads of cattle will be shipped from Pendletoa this month. Fred Phillips will ship nine carloada to Carstons Bros., of Seattle. He will also ship five carloads to Kenewick. The stock brought $4.35 for good beef; tome of the best brought a little better, but not much. A month ago the price was $4.75 and scarce at that. Now here is plenty of cattle to be had at $4.35. To Resume Operation. Operations at the Gold Bug Grizzly group of claims in the Ibex district. Eastern Oregon, will be resumed in stbout ten days. Tbe machinery is be ing overhauled and the pumps and hoists put in shape for work. The rhaft has filled up with water which will be pumped out immediately, and sinking of the shaft will commence as soon as it is free from water. Survey Excites Curiosity. A Southern Pacific survey party is operating between Milwaukle and Gladstone Park. Diligent Inquiry fails to disclose the purpose of the survey. It was leraned from a member of the party that a route Is being established from Milwaukle, via Gladstone Park and the Chatauqua grounds to Oregon City. PAY FOR VETERANS. Indian War Claimants I Can Now Oct Their Money. Secretary of State Dunbar baa re ceived 98 vochers for claims of Indian War veterans and will begin Issuing warrants in payment of the same this week. It Is believed that 800 claims will be filed with the Adjutant-General, and that 750 of these will be allowed, In amounts averaging about $150 each. If this expectation shall be fulfilled, the total claims allowed will amount to $112,500. The total appropriation la $100,000, so that a deficiency of $12,500 Is probable. Under advice of the Attorney-General Secretary of State Dunbar will issue warrants for claims In the order in which the vochers come to bis office, and no In tbe order the claims are filed with the Adjutant-General. All claims will be paid In full as long as the money lasts, and when the appropria tion is exhausted the Secretary of State will Issue certificates of allow ance, which are recognized as legal evidence of a valid claim against the state. These certificates will not draw interest and must await an appropria tion by some subsequent Legislature before they can be paid. Coming Events. Western Oregon division Oregon State Teachers' Association, Portland June 24-29. ' Street carnival, Ashland, June 15-20. Pioneers' reunion, Brownsville June 10-12. School election in all Oregon dis tricts, June 15. Convention of the Sunday schools of Lane county, June 10-11. Street carnival, Roseburg, J'une 21. Christian camp meeting, Turner. June 19. Street carnival. Salem, June 29 to July 4. Mazamas leave Eugene to climb the Three Sisters, June 9, returning in ten days. Worma Eat Yamhill Wheat. The farmers In the vicinity of La Fayette are becoming somewhat alarm ed about their Fall-sown wheat The indication that there was something wrong was that the grain was turning red, and. upon closer examination a small, red worm was found in n. the first joint of the stalk. Some will cut their grain for hay, while others claim the crop will not pay for the harvesting, being so badly damaged. These fears may prove to be greatly exaggerated. Getting Ready to Operate. The Sumpter Lumber Com nan t baa succeeded in floating all the sawloga on Cracker Creek to the mill site jusl south of town. The total amount put in wag over 1,000,000 feet. The frame tor the new mill will soon be up, and is aoon as the logs at the old nlant are consumed the big mill will be ready Work on the Balsley-EIkhora. Machinery and sunnlies fire firrlvln. almost daily for the Baisley-EIkhorn mine In the Baker district. A large rorce or men has been engaged to work on this property this season, and from now on the plan is to ruah thA work of development as fast o nn..i. ble. . Work On Sumpter Water Plant. Work on the Sumnter water wnrtra will soon be commenced. The plant will be 600 horse power, and half of this will be used in the electric plant to light the city. Oregon, Cattle to Nor'h Dakota. M. K. Parsons, of Salt Lake, la ahln- ping 5000 head of Eastern Oreaon cat. tie from Ontario stockyards this week to North Dakota. This means about $125,000 distributed among cattlemen. Land Patents at Oregon City. During May there were 64 timber land filings and 62 homstead filings in the land office at Oregon City. PORTLA.ND MARKETS. Wheat Walla Walla. 70C473c: al- ley, 76c. Barley Feed, $20.00 per ton; brew ing, $21. Flour Best grades, $3.95 4.30: graham, f3.453.S5. Milletuffs Bran, $23 per ton: mid. dlings, $27; shorts, $23; chop, $18. Oats No. 1 white, $1.10 a 1.18: gray, $1 05 per cental. Hay Timothy. $2021; clorer. nominal; cheat, $15(316 per ton. Potatoes Best Burpanks, 60(360? per sack; ordinary, S5-iSo per cental, growers' prices; Merced sweets, $39 3.50 per cental. Poultry Chickens, mixed, ll12c; young, 13 Ur; hens, 12c; turkeys, live, 16 17c; dreesed, 20(8 22c; du ks, $7.00(37.60 per dozen; geese, $6.00(8 6.50. Cheese Full cream, twins, 15)0 16c; Young America, 1615ic; fact ory prices, Kilc less. Butter Fancy creamery, 2022c per pound; extras, 21c; dairy, 203 82Kc; store, 16c318. Eggs i6ne per dozen. Hops Choiie, 1820c per pound. Wool Valley,12J,17c;Eastern Or egon, 8914c; mohair, 35(937ie. Beef Gross, cows, 3ic, per pound; steers, 65Jo; dressed, ge. ' Veal-78c. Mutton Gross, $3.50 per pound; dressed, 7To. Lambs Gross, 4c per pound; dressed, ?Xc Hogs Grow, eoeji'c per pound j dressed, ?8e.