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VOLUME HI A LBUQIiKKQUE, NEW MEXICO, MONDAY AFTERNOON, .U'NK t.r 1903 Nl'MHKH A'
i CLOUDBURST IN OREGON TOW ft f Village Washed Away and Hundreds Drowned. WATERSPOUT SWEEPS EVERYTHING Water Came in a Mighty Torrent Upon the Village. Spokane, Wash., June 15. Tele-1 phone reports from Arlington, Ore., state that the town of Heppner, Ore., as destroyed by a water spout last night. It is reported that 350 persons : were drowned and that 105 bodies are ! Already recovered. j j A Mighty Torrent. , Arlington. Ore., June lo.-A mes-; sage direct from Heppner says that . 300 were drowned in the cloudburst, j The water raa one hour and a half. , It came down in a mighty torrent, j sweeping everything before it. Among i the drowned are: Thomas Howard i and family, Krug and family, Robert Hinds and family, Mr. and Mrs. Daw eon, James Jones and family. Dr. Mc Sward, family of C. A. Rhea, Mr. Carris and family, Mrs. Charles An drews and child, Wells. Dr. YIe- ger, John Ayers. several Chinese, Ben Pattisou and wife, George Noble and family, occupants of the Heppner ho tel. Mattock family. Dr. Higgs' child, Miss Elliott, Mrs. Elder, Bill Cohen and fam:ly, Redfield, an attorney, and lamliy, Wm. waiter anci tamiiy. The people were caught in their houses with, no chance of escape. Heavy rains had been falling all the Farland of the anti-policy society was afternoon, and the residents were In si,0t and killed today on the general their houses. Without w arning a ter-' sessions floor of the criminal courts rifle wall of water came tearing down building by William Spencer, a negro, the creek, and the next moment the He was to have been placed on trial houses were wrecked and carried ' on the charge of violating the anti-pol-away, a mass of ruins, on the crest of ( icy law. Detectives who witnessed the immense wave. Many persons . the shooting knocked the revolver were killed outright. Others were rrtira Spencer'f hand and placed him drowned after heroic efforts to save themselves. Others were swept away like so many matches and all means of communication by wire were de stroyed. Messengers arriving at this piace report the scene the most awful to Imagine. - Hundreds Drowned. 4 Spokane, Wash., June 15. Special telephone advices to the Chronicle from Arlington, Ore., state the town of Heppner, Ore., was destroyed by a great flood of water which rushed tlown Wllliows cieek between 6 and 7 o'clock last evening. Reports from lone state that from 350 to 500 people are believed to have been drowned. At 5 a. m. It was reported that 105 bodies had been found. Wires are down and only meager reports of the disaster have been brought by mes sengers. Heppner is a town of about 1.250 inhabitants, the county seat of Morrow county, Oregon, at the termi nus of a branch of the Oregon rail road and Navigation company. Farm ing and stock raising are its chief In dustries. Willows creek, which is giv en as the cause of the disaster, is or dinarily a sma'l stream and early re ports Indicate the flood was caused by K either one or two cloudbursts. ACCIDENT AT LAS VEGAS. Mrs. Leonard Killed Electric Street Car Collision. ? Up In' Las Vegas yesterday after noon there was a serious collision be tween a heavily loaded compartment electric car on the Las Vegas Hot Springs line, and a runaway coal car. As a result Mrs. (bnevleve Leonard, vife of E. W. Leonard, was instantly killed and F. II. Pierce was bruised end badly cut about the face, while the night cashier at rhe liu!"l Casta neda badly injured one of his legs. This ekUiic !ii:r it tie springs was formerly used by the Santa Fe rail road, and is today; that is, they only vse It now for shipping coal and Ice to the Montezuma hotel. The coal car which caused the accident was standing on a switch, loaded with about sixty tons of coal, near the hot springs at the top of the incline. Somehow the brake gave out and it frted down the Incline at a rapid cip. A big electric car full of peo- pie was going up the grade, when the niotornian saw the coal car coming. He immediately reversed his current and started back down the hill, but It was too late. The passengers by this time were In a panic. Several jumped before the coal car got to them. Mrs. Leonard was one of them am, hef heRd hu R telp h , kljUng hpr lnKtant)y Th(? 8kuU w fractured at the base of th? b,.aln Mrg heon&r( wag a young woman am, exceedingly prettVi an(1 hr mother Jg ft rp8l()ent of T.Veland. p()o The deceased's husband is somewhere on the road between Las Vegas an San Francisco. After Mrs. Leonard Jumped and sev eral others, the coal car hit the pas senger car, and both were going at a high rate of speed, but were got un der control lust In time to save an other co,8ion wth a gtring of flve other parg wjth ppop,e Those whQ remalnet, anoar(l wcre only shak. en up and glvpn a baJ scare . . , ,,,,,,, B ...... tery u wl ,)(? fuly ,nvestigated. ' Shot and Killed. New York, June 15. Charles F. Mc- uniler arrest. A postofflce has been established at Analla, Lincoln county. It is about half way between IMcacho and Hondo. THE TRAINS. The Arrival and Departure of Trains Very Confusing, TIME UP TO PRESS HOUR. The nearest possible correct report on trains arriving from the north ob tainable at 3 o'clock this afternoon gives the following: Train No. 3, the California limited. first to cross the bridge, 5 o'clock this afternoon, arrive tonight between 11 p. m. and 1 a. m. Trains Nos. 1 and 7, due here last night, will follow close behind. No. 8, from the west, is reported on time. No. 27, the El I'aso train, will leave shortly atter'the arival of the trains from the north. There was some confusion in the de parture of trains from the local sta tion last night, and some few passen gers wishing to go south were left. No. 27, the El I'aso outgoing train, left about on time, although thirty minutes In-fore leaving was reported to lay over until this morning. No. 8 left about on tini", but on reaching Pernalillo, was held there un til this morning, when it returned here. No 2 arrived on time and, following close behind No. 8, left for the east shortly before 10 o'clock. No bridge was washed out on the (Jalisteo river last night. One bridge was found to be weak and for that reason train No. 8, of last night, wa held at Hernalillo. The bridge that went out and is causing the delay of trains from the north, was the tem porary structure over the Pecos arroya at Las Vegas, which replaced the structure washed away there last week. Two freight trains, this side of the washouts, got in from the north at 9 this morning, and one freight train pulled out fur the north at 10:30 this morning. POSTOFFICE SCANDAL. Startling Developments Expected to - Appear This Week, New York, June 15. Developments of great Interest In the Investigation of the postofflce scandals are expect ed here this week. The many Inspec tors sent from Washington pursued , their Inquiries with evident haste all day yesterday and Indications are that the crisis Is soon to come. Rit- . mors of acllD.i by the grand jury and of Impending arrests were discussed yesterday in the hotel corridors and wherever politicians gathered and j talked of postofflce matters the polit- j ical moment of which they recognize j fully. The federal grand jury for the I June term Is to meet on Friday, and rumor has It that various charges af fecting the postofflce will be presented to It. Two passenger trains conveying two battalions of the Second United States Infantry from Philippines to Fort Lo gan, Colo., passed through the cltv this afternoon. Tbev are ordered to Logan. OPERA HOUSE SCENERY. Committee cf Elks Make Selections Yesterday. FROM KANSAS CITY COMPANY. The Elks' opera house building com mittee took one more step yesterday towards the construction and equip ment of the new opera house by buy ing the scenery. J. E. Miggins, repre senting the Kansas City Scenic com pany, was In the city and for two hours in the morning entertained the committee and a few other enthusias tic Elks with an endless display of samples of stage scenery. The sam ples were shown in a miniature stage set up in D. J. Rankin's office. The stage was cleverly equipped with elec tric lights and the scenes were shown with the lest effect. The scenes were so many and v tried in grandeur and beauty that it was confusing even to the committee. Nothing was done in the morning In a business way and a recess was taken until afternoon, when the committee again met, but this time they were alone w-ith the agent. They gave out that they had purchased $2,000 worth of scenery, but would not say what their selections were. They could not make a mistake In their selections even if they selected from Mr. Miggin's stock at random as they were all of the latest designs and colorings. There will be a treat in store for Albuquerque theater-goers in the way of scenery, when the cur tain goes up In the Elks' new opera house next October. The main drop will probably be a chariot race scene from "Ben Hur." It Is of the most expensive kind; rich in color and tex ture, and will stand out bold In detail. NEW DIRECTORS. Commercial Club Hold Annual Meet ing and Hear Annual Statement of Affairs. The memb.-rs of the Commercial ciub held their annual meeting on Saturday evening and elected these directors: For the three year term 0. N. Marion. M. S. Otero, H. E. Fox, For the one year term W. S. Strick ler. The finaneiil condition of the club, as reported by the secretary, was ap proved and ordered spread upon the records. Messrs. C. V. Hall, R. P. Hall, L. Ilfeld. C. E. Newcomer ami Ivan Grunsfcld were made a commit tee to help increase the membership. The club Is in a nourishing condition 1. nd is a great credit to the Duke city Domeftic Tragedy. Chicago, June 15. A dispatch from Plttsfleld, 111., says that Fred Mink yesterday shot and killed Newton T. Harris and then killed his stepmother. This morning he was beseiged in a i deserted house at the edge of town j while a mob und sheriffs are trying to Irppture him. The refusal of Harris to allow Mink to pay attention to hia (daughter Is thought to have Inspired the first killing, but the death of Mrs. 'Mink Is not explained. Subscribe for The Citizen. KENTUCKY FUED People of Jackson Terrorized by Outlaws. THE KING OF SERYIA CHOSEN Servian Lieutenant Commits Suic'de Because He Was Not Invited. RIOT IN BELGRADE BETWEEN FACTIONS Jackson, Ky., June 15. Inter- N est in the tr'al of Curtis Jett and and Thomas White for alleged N murder of J. P.. Marcum was sec- N ondary today to the preliminary N hearing of teamsters of Harris Brothers, arrested by the soldiers on the charge of burning the ho- N tel yesterday morning of B. L. Ewen, the principal witness of N the commonwealth against Jett and White. Although this place has been accustomed to assassi- nations and to Incendiary fires during the feud of the past three years. It had never such a night of terror as last night. Many spent a sleepless night, not as N members of any vigllenee com mittee patrolling the streets, but within their own doors, as many N are expecting the torch to be applied to their houses next. Fourteen residences and stores, N V owned by those known as Card- V well-Cockerill sympathizers have been burned In Jackson since 1900, and the number of lfves lost greatly exceeds that ' num- ber. King of Servia. - Belgrade, June 15. The Skupschtl ua and senate assembled today and then proceeded to church. Upon re assembling In joint session they will pass a resolution of general amnesty and then proceed to the election of a king. Complete tranquility prevails. Prince Peter Karageorgevitch at 12:15 p. m. was unanimously elected king of Servia by the senate and skuptsch Una in join session. Accepts the Throne. Geneva, June 15. Prince Peter Kar ageorgevitch has telegraphed his ac ceptance of the Servian throne. He also telegraphed to the emperors of Kussla and Austria and to the king of Italy announcing his election and add ing that he hoped to work for the. good of Servia. Going to Servia. Geneva, June 15. Prince Peter Kar ageorgevitch and his cousin, M. Neva itbvics. remained In close communica tion until 4 o'clock this morning. Late last night, Prince Peter telegraphed to a friend in Vienna asking him if it would be wiser to traverse Vienna se cretly or to announce his arrival. Prince Peter Is prepared to stait for Belgrade immediately on receipt of LAS YEGAS AT WORK. People Up There Circulating Reports Albuquerque is Washed Away. N A passenger, who arrived here Saturday night from the north, N stated this morning that he was told by a Las Vegas man at the depot up there not to conic to Albuquerque, as llle floods bad N practically wiped Albuquerque N S off the face of the earth, and that four feet of water was running through the principal streets; that a number of pi ople had al- ready been drowned, and those who escaped the Hood had aban- doned homes and business, flee- S ing to the mountains. Tills passenger, feeling positive that the report was a falsehood, came on to Albuquerque, and was agreeably surprised t find hero N no floods of any kind, and no in- dications of a flood, except the wild talk of a few excitable peo- pie, who should have better judg- ment, and the scarry headlines in the Morning Democrat ; the announcement of his election to the throne of Srrvia. A Tool Commite Suicide. Belgrade, June 15 I lent. 1 nzar Jav adovlcs of the Sixth Infantry, shot and killed .himself yesterday evening because bis fellow officers did not per mit him to participate In carrying out the plot against the lnte king and queen. The provisional government has re fused the necessary permission to sev- c.al Belgrade families who wanted to emigrate, saving that until normal conditions are restored such permits will not be granted. Fight at Belgrade. Geneva, June 15. King Peter re ceived at 2 o'clock this afternoon a telegram from Belgrade announcing that a sharp fight had taken place In the streets between partisans of the new king and those of Milan, legitimiz ed son of former King Milan, father of murdered King Alexander. Young Mi lan bad recently been living In Con stantinople. His partisans posted a proclamation on the walls of Belgrade and It was torn down by Peter's sup porters after a free fight. DEATH'S DOINGS. Aged Father of J. C. Baldride and Mrs. H. C. Baldtidie Dead. TWO OTHER DEATHS. J. N. Bald ridge, an old and respect ed citizen of Albuquerque, died on South Fourth street yesterday, hav ing reached the ripe old age of 87 years. He was the father of J. C. Baldridge, the lumber merchant, and Mrs. H. C. Baldrldge, both of this city. Death occurred at the letter's home. He had been very feeble for some time, and death was not unex pected. The deceased was born In Pennsyl vania, but spent a greater, part of his life at Oakland Bluff, Iowa. The re mains will be shipped to the latter place and Interred there In the family cemetery. The son will accompany the body on its last earthly journey. The remains are resting at the par lors of Undertaker J. W. Edwards, where funeral services were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. T. C. lleattie, pastor of the Presbyterian church presided. Miss Anna B. Fletcher. Last Saturday evening Miss Anna B. Fletcher of Aurora, Ind., who has been In the city some weeks suffering from consumption, succumbed to that dreaded disease while en route In an ambulance to the depot, where she would have taken a train home. The remains are In care of Undertaker J W. Edwards, and will be shipped to the Indiana home for Interment. The deceased was In very poor health when she came to Albuquerque. She continued to grow worse and her sister. Miss Mirnle Fletcher, who ac companied her west, decided that the end was near and It would be better if the sick one could pass away at home ami among friends. Death de feated the plans. The body will be shipped out on the first train east. Samuel A. Wickard. Samuel A. Wickard of Chanute, Kas., was taken from a west bound train here Saturday suffering from a severe stroke of paralysis, which proved fatal, life becoming extinct a few hours later. The deceased had been in III health some time, and at the timeo f the paralytic stroke which ci. used his dejih, was en route to San Diego, Cal., accompanied by his wife, son and daughter In law. The trip to the coast was being made In hopes that the sait air would afford relief to the sufferer. Samuel A. Wickard was an obi resi dent of Chanute, Kas., and had been successful tlieie as a grain merchant. He was considered a man of means. He was .V.l years old ami leaves a fam i:y of a wife, and five children. The remains were embalmed by O. V. Stron's Sons, and will be shipped to the Kansas home for Interment. The county commissioners nel this n.ornlng, but on account. of t r threat ening condition of the river adoiirned and are at Alameda this afternoon. They will probib'y reconvene toiim-row. KANSAS TOWN BADLY DAMAGED Flood Leaves Armourdale a Scene of Desolation. RIVER FALLING AT Walters' Strike In Chicago Broken and the Hotels Running. Kansas City, June 15. Edward T. Devlne, general secretary of the Char ity Organization of New York City, left today for Denver, after having made a critical Inspection of the flooded dis trict around Kansas City, He describes the conditions at Armourdale, which received the brunt of the flood here, as worse than that following the floods at Johnstown and Galveston. He said: "Armourdale Is the worst wrecked city I have ever seen. The newspap ers could not exaggerate the condition there. In fnet It cannot be described ho a person who has not seen the ruin can realize the awful devastation by the waters. I had read about the Hood and thought, of course, that the condition of Armourdale was bad but 1 wns not prepared for what I saw." "I was at the Johnstown flood and I also made a study of the terrible disas ter that visited the city of Galveston, but the condition of Armourdale Is much more serious than at either of those cities. East Et. Ixmls Is suffer ing and 10,000 people are homeless, but the loss there will not begin to compare with that In Armourdale." River Failing. St. Louis, June 15. The river has so far receded that several of the eastern roads that have been cut off from connection with St. Louis since Monday last are today entering the union station and it Is expected that others will also be enabled to do so either over their own tracks or the rails of competitors by tomorrow or Wednesday. This morning's reading of the official guage showed a stage of 35.3 feet during the past twenty-four hours. THERE IS NO DANGER To This City, Although the Lowlands of Alameda are Inundated. LET'S SLEEP IN PEACE. Iast night a break occurred In the Alameda dyke on the Rio Grande, about eight miles above this city, and today several thousand acres of land Is under water. There is little danger of the over flow reaching this city. A large force of men under Don Rankin, county surveyor, and Thos. C. Outlerrez, county commissioner, are mending the break in the dyke, and the gap will no doubt be closed this afternoon. The village of Alameda is flooded and the people have moved their household goods to the foothills. Mr. Schultz, the village merchant, was the only man left iu the place at 11 o'clock this morning. At noon today the water was about three feet deep above the dyke, and the break was about fifty feet. long. The whole upper end of the valley Is flooded to this side of Alameda. The crops will be greatly damaged, and many of the adobe houses are ruined. The Corrales bridge Is entirely sur rounded by water, and nearly the whole of that village is inundated. If the break Is mended this after noon further damage need not be ap prehended. The water Is not within three feet of the top of the dyke. If it had been closely watched, no break could have occurred. There is no danger In this city from the overflow at Alameda. It would take several feet more of high water to semi the flood Into Albuquerque, and there was no indication of a further rise this afternoon. Pitt Hons, civil engineer, also visit ed the dyke section luut night, after CITY OF ST. LOUIS a telephone message had been sent to this city regarding a break la the dyke, and returned this morning on ft short train which had been sent up to Alameda by F. L. Myers, the Santa Fe railway agent. Mr. Ross says he and County Surveyor Ra-nkin walked over every foot of the dyke, and glrea it as his opinion that, while that sec tion of the valley Is practically Inun dated from the heavy rain yesterday alternoon and the natural overflow, the people of this city should feel no alarm at a flood here. Mr. Ross also stated that had some one been on the ground yesterday to have directed work being performed by farmers In their attempt to keep the overflowed waters from their farms, that the dyke would not have broken at all. He found the water considerably lower at the Corrales bridge than several days ago, and says that the great trou ble comes from the "Intake" at the river of the big Chamlsal ditch this side of the bridge and the Alameda ditch, thus flooding the lowlands. lie also stated that the break wae caused by mismanagement not from any rise In the river, and that the trouble, u fear of any flood, can be remedied by float drift and filling up certain sec tions near the Alameda ditch. Herman Blueher and others also vis ited the dyke country, and they are Z the same opinion that It will take more than the Rio Grande In 1U pres ent stage or with a rise of several feet to do any more damage than what has already been done In the lowlands of the Alameda preclfict Commissioners Harsch and Outler res are at the scene of the break In the Alameda dyke this afternoon and have a large force of men closing the cre vasse with bags of sand. STRIKE FAILED. . Hotels of Chicago Peat fna Cooks and Walters Unlpn, .. Chicago, June 15. Cooks, waiters and bartenders began to troop back to work today la lome ot the strike,, ridden hotels. At Auditorium an net twelve union waiters appeared for duty. At Metropole two cooks and a number of waiters asked to be rein stated. Some union waiters also re turned to the Chicago Beach hoteL Similar reKrts came from various oth er hotels and the situation, according to Secretary Ulatchford, of the Hotel" Keepers' association, looks brighter for a return of normal conditions. In spite of the renewed threat that every restaurant and hotel In the city which has not signed the union scale would be tied up, hotel men say that the un ions have already exhaueted their re sources and have failed. THE RIO GRANDE. At San Marcial. Special to The Citizen. Sun Marcial, N. M., June 15. An other big rise is expected In the Rio Crande today or tonight, which la re ported to be a very large amount ot vter. The Santa Fe has a large force of men working loading and sacking sand, and building levees at the weak spots along the river north and south of here. Another rumor is circulated that the large canyon from Ilosedale, a mining camp thirty miles west of here, la full and will reach here soon, but no dam age can be done here with the excep tion of old town. It. S. Piatt, w ho was hurt Ic a runa way accident yesterday a week ago In the Hell canyon neighborhood, expecta to be up and around among his friends tomorrow. It was a narrow call, but Mr. Piatt Bays it will take more than a runaway to get rid of him from this earth.