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Weekly Established 1878. Daily 1881. TWENTY-THIRD YEAR. a. m. it was tion to DETAILS OF DISASTER MEAGER Details of the Destruction of the Town of Heppner, Ore., by a Cloudburst are Difficult to Obtain. Spokane, Wash., June 16.—Special telegraphic advices from Arlington Ore., state that the town of Heppner, Ore., was destroyed by a great flood of water that rushed down Willows creek between 6 and 7 o'clock Sunday evening. Reports from lone state that from 350 to 500 people are be liered to have been drowned. At reported that 105 bodies bad been found. Wires are down and only meagei reports of the disaster have been ob tained, which are brought out by mes eengers. Heppner is a town of about 1,250 Inhabitants, the seat of Morrow coun ty, Oregon, at the terminus of a branch of the Oregon Railroad and Naviga tion company. Farming and stock raising are the chief industries. Wil lows creek, which is given as the cause of the disaster, is ordinarily a small stream and early reports indi eate the flood was caused by eithei one or two cloudbursts. Bridges were swept away like so many matches and all means of com munication by wire were destroyed. Residents Had No Warning. The disaster occurred about 5:30 Sunday afternoon. A cloudburst oc curred a short distance above Hepp ner and a wall of water like the Co lumbia river rushed down the valley. The roar of the storm deafened the roar of the water and the people hail no warning of the oncoming flood. Suddenly it rushed through the town sweeping houses from their founda tions, drowning the people in the wrecks of their own homes, dead bod ies and wreckage being borne down the valley. Scores are still unaccount ed for. At last reports 105 bodies had been recovered and it is feared thai three or tour times that number per ished. The flood subsided quickly. At Lexington, Ore., some house* •were wracked, but no one was drowned. At lone, Ore., one house was wrecked. The railway, telegraph and tele THOROUGHLY INTIMIDATED. Residents of Jookton, Ky., Fear Von geance of Feudists. Jackson, Ky., June 16.—This feud ridden town is today the tame timid place as before the state militia ar- rived. When the troops were first 6ent here there was a feeling wrongs of would relief and the people said that some of rally of the Hargis fac the aid with of the men suspected having burned it, the hopeful citizens say the state can render no relief. The Ewen family. Including seven children, are in the military camp and present a pitiable spectacle. Kind hearted citizens, although feeling that In doing so they are risking their lives and property, have sent them clothing and bedding. They were breakfasted by the soldiers. Quartermaster Casey making them an especial bill of fare. The jail was under a heavy guard all night. The prisoners suspected with burnjng Even's hotel were de tained in the camp. They wen^lkept j® the camp guardhouse manacled so they would have no opportunity to escape. They were greatly frightened during the night, fearing a mob would come to release them and that the sol diers would shoot them. It Is believed that these men will be released be cause the grand jurors are residents of Breathitt county and fear ven geance similar to that wreaked upon Ewen if they indict the men. The people of the town are com pletely intimidated and are awaiting the results at the courthouse with greater fear than ever. FORCED TO ABANDON HOMES Residents of New Mexico Driven Out by Flood. Albuquerque, N. M., June 16.—This section has just been visit* «1 by the f? heaviest rain of the year, accompanied by what almost amounts to a cloud burst in the Jemez mountains, north of this city. A sudden rise came in the Rio Grande and Albuquerque is again in imminent danger of being submerged. Los Cerriios, eight miles up the river, is completely under wa ter and the people have flc.l to the hills, taking such of their household gouds as they could load into wagons. Alameda, where the lake that protects Albuquerque is located, is also tinder water and the people have lied, aban doning their homes. A break forty feet wide is reported in the levee near the tracks of the Santa Fe railroad and directly above the city. It is reported that the bridge at and Galisteo, on the main line of the Santa top of his Fe, has been washed away. again cut Albuquerque off from com-j cuit munieation with the East and will tie der pbone lines were badly damaged in the valley. At Heppner the residence district suffered must, though the business section was Hooded. Advices at noon stale liiat the county authorities are taking care of the sufferers. Besides the dt-ad between li0 and 2W people are reported injured. the be righted, because the Intimidated citizens could now talk out. Since the burning Sunday of the large new hotel of B. J. Ewen, the principal witness against Jett and White, and the THR£E HUNDRED DEAD. Message Direct From the 8cene of the Cloudburst. Arlington, Ore., June lti.—A mes sage direct from Heppner says 300 were drowned in the cloudbust there Sunday. The water came down in a mighty torrent, sweeping everything beiore it. Among the drowned are: Thomas Howard and family, Krug family. Bob Hinds and family, Mr. and .Mrs. H. A. Dawson, James ones and family, Dr. McSward, family of S. A. Ithea, Mr. Carris and family, Mrs. Charles Andrews and child, Wells, Dr. Yeager, John Ayres and family, several Chinese, Ben Pattison and wife, George Noble and family, occupants of the Heppner hotel, Matty family, Dr. iliggs' child. Mills Elliott, Mrs. Elder, William Cohen and fam ily, Attorney Redfern and family, Will iam Watts and family. RELIEF TRAIN 8ENT OUT. Railway Officials Notified of the Ca tastrophe. Portland, Ore., June 16.—The gen eral oliices of the Oregon Railway and Navigation company have received a dispatch that the the company's de pot at Heppner was washed out by a cloudburst and that many people oi Uie town were drowned. It is generally believed here that the reports of loss of life are exag gerated, as the entire population oi lite town is only 1,200 and the effects of a cloudburst would cover only a part of the town. it is also reported that the village of Lexington has been swept away. The Oregon Railway and Naviga tion company has sent a relief train from The Dalles. OIL STOVE EXPLODES. New York Girl Dead and Her Brother Cannot Recover. New York, June 16.—Enveloped in flames from head to foot Josephine Afenge. nineteen years old. and her brother Alphonse, seventeen years old, were rescued from their blazing apartments in Brooklyn. Josephine died a few hour* later at a hospital and the brother cannot recover. The accident was caused by the ex plosion of an oil stove, which young Alonge tried to fill while it was burn ing. The blazing oil instantly envel oped the brother and sister. ELEVEN MEN PERISH. Belgian Steamer Rubens Lost at Sea on June 10. Christiansand, June 16.—The Bel gian steamet Rubens, bound from Sunderland. Eng.. for Pillau, East Prussia, capsized and sank June to. The captain, mate and six men were drowned. Seven other members oi the crew drifted in a small boat for twenty-two hours, during which time three of them died from exposure. The others were picked up. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. The Kurds are taking up arms In Kurdistan, according to a dispatch from Constantinople. The Russian war minister. General Kttripatkin. is being extensively feted at Tokio. where he arrived Friday last. As the res,.lit of a collision in th" Great Northern yards in Minneapolis Monday morning Engineer Harry Will iams was scalded to death. drowned in East St. Louis by falling from a raft on which they were pla 'through excitement over a base ball Ptetimrrit puiln tribune BISMARCK. NORTH DAKOTA. TUESDAY. JUNE 1«. 1903. SOLD TO INNOCENT PURCHASERS. Government Land ir Montana Fraud ulently Jlsposed Of. Billings, Mont., June it)—More than 250,000 acres of government land in this section that has. it is claimed, ^he'StI.o,'iiTnaval"' es'JiTo been illegally fence! in by sheepmen and cattlemen, will soon be reclaimed by the officials in Washington. Gov ernment agents have been at work for the last two weeks looking up records and surveying, and have, It is said, made a report to Washington that up wards of 250,000 acres of the best lands have been practically stolen by the stockmen. On this territory at the present time graze thousands of cattle and sheep, and the owners of the animals have been ordered to remove them at once. Hundreds of settlers have pur chased land from the men who claimed to own it and serious trouble is ex pected when the eviction order comes. Members of the government survey ing corps, who have been assisted by County Surveyor Morris, are author ity for the statement tl^U in other counties in Montana equally as large steals have been perpetrated and that steps are now being taken by the government to get the land. If this is done a great hardship will be worked on hundreds of innocent persons who purchased the land in good faith, not knowing the holders had no right to it and could not, therefore, give legal title. Shortly after the convention met President .Mitchell left the hall and had a conference with Ixmis Hammer ling. who acted as Senator Quay'j representative during the last strike. Commissioner Charles L. Neill and R. A. Phillips, general superintendent of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western lailroad, had a lengthy con ference with William L. Connell, oti3 of the operators' representatives on tiie board of conciliation. Mr. Neill had previously been in conference with Mr. Mitchell. It is the general opinion that these conferences are being held for the purpose of bringing about an amicable adjustment oi the present differences, but none oi the gentlemen who con ferred would discuss the meetings. SAY STRIKE HAS as Donohue was an inveterate An attempt was made early Monday since tn blow up the courthouse at Peters WHILE OUT ON BAIL. Alleged Murderer Commits Suicide at La Crosse, Wi6. I.a Crosse, Wis., June 10. William E. Tippetts, charged with the murder of lr:t Shrake about six weeks ago of court under a (i up the Santa Fe for several days. held in faeptemb r. a shotgun. fVlo J„,*_ This will Tippetts was bound over to the cir j./mi. /mr pf 111 ri uiiufi to have been the^c large mur- tember FAILED. Chicago Employers Discuss Hotel and Restaurant Trouble. Arthur Gibbs. aged eighteen, and Chicago, June 16.—Cooks, waiters Annie lieardon. fifteen years old ".o )a ,. crs w01 ing. torium Annex twelve union waiters Towns! Thomas Donohue. a native of Har- appeased for duty. At the Metropole I rison. N. J.. has become in.-anc| began to troop bad- .k ,'nn-ir the day in some of the sll .jj.c j,141en hotels. At the Audi- two 0(,iis l:ul a number of waiter.-' ^,.,i to be reinstated. Some of tilt UI1 j, wuite.s also returned to the] tan." Chit ago Beach hotel. Similar reports I A dispatch from Warsaw. Russia come from various other hotels and announces that a large apartnn -nt tne situation, according to Secretary, house there cohrpscd suddenly and Hlatrhiord of the ilotelkeepers' asso that the bodies of nineteen person- ciation. looks brighter for a return ot were taken out of the ruins. normal conditions than mine at any time the strike began, in spite of the renewed threat that every restau 1 burg Ind with dvnamite and powder. rant ami i.o.ei in me c.ty wuose The .lvnamite failed to go off. but the ', prietor has not signed the unicn scale I LSrabli damage. I would be tied up the hole. propMetors jjowuti ,j ic )ns have already exhausted their resoutces and have failed. CHARGED WITH MURDER. Prominent St. Louis Horseman Held by Coroner's Jury. St. i.' v.is, June 10.— lne coroner's jury -.a.. .u-.a been inv^tig...ing the death \i.n.ord Haiubly, member of who was killed in a levee riot at East St. I.ouis Saturday evening, has rendered a wr c'kt holding John S. Bratttn. W. A. Brown. S. J. Allen, E. C. O.iver and Frank liale responsible, liration is a noted horseman and the others named are employes. FATAL OIL EXPLOSION. Two Killed and One Fatally Injured in Milwaukee Accident. Milwaukee, June 16.—An explosion caused by pouring kerosene in a light ed stove at the store and residence of John Brozokowski, 714 Mitchell street, Sunday, resulted i.i the death ef two persons, the probable fatal In jury of one other and the burning oi six more to such a degree as to re quire the attendance of physicians. Minnesota Farmer Drowned. La Crosse, Wis., June 16.—The re mains of Thomas E. Cai", a well known farmer residing near Browns ville. Minn., who disappeared about four weeks ago. were found near his home at the bottom of a slough which was under ten feet of water during the recent rise in the river. His boat was found nearby. GOLD IN KIDDER COUNTY Reported Discovery of Placer Gold in Kid= der County by a Man Who Wants to Locate a Mineral Claim. E. S. Elliott of Kidder county was Mr. Eliott brought with him sam in the city this morning, and made ap- P' rix at the land office for mineral loca-! tion papers, to file on a claim in Kidder Scranton. Pa., June 16.—The United Mine Workers' convent.on, call foi the purpose of taking action on th~ refusal of the operators to reccgniz: District Presidents Fahey, Nichols and Dettrey as the miners' representa tives on the conciliation board, was called to order at 10:20 a. m. Presi dent Mitchell was unanimously cho-en chairman and George Hartlein of dis trict No. 9 secretary. There were only 450 delegates present. es plication through Attorney A. J. Hed-! county that he desires to file upon. It '»ken from the claim in Kidder is san1 wi,h a ,iberaI »uantl,-v of placer gold. The discovery was made wh| a we] wM )eing (Jug Mr E] county. This was the first call had jjott believes there is a arse territory at the local office for mineral papers that has placer gold. and none were on hand. Officials of Samples of the gold bearing sand the local office sent for the necessary have been sent on for assay to deter blanks. mine how rich is the deposit. MINERS AGAIN TALK STRIKE United Mine Workers Convention Again Called into Session and Question of a Strike is Discussed. ALL WORK STOPPED. Master Builders in New York Order Lcckout Continued. New York. June lt.—The members of the Building Trades Employers' as sociation announce that not only wili the present lockout continue, but also that other work will be stopped, thus completely tying up all the building work in the city unless the labor unions shall consent to adopt the plan of arbitration to prevent future strikes which has been proposed by the em ployers. The new condition of affairs came as a thunderbolt to the majority ol the walking delegates, who had ex pected that about ,10,000 out of the 120,000 men who had been out of em ployment since May 4 would be able to resume work at once. SUBWAY STRIKE IS OFF. Twenty Thousand Men Will Apply for Work Unconditionally. New York, June Its.—Official an nouncement has been made at the weekly meeting of the central feder ated union of the abandoning of the strike in the subway by the ex cavators. This means that over 20, 000 men will apply for work uncon ditionally. The latter stated that the union would be built up and intimated that at some future time its demands, which it failed to enforce this tim?, will be submitted again. ST. PAUL PLUMBERS STRIKE. Demand an Increase in Wages of Fifty Cents a Day. St. Paul, June lf».—Because the t)OR~ plumbers refused to grant the ultima tum presented by the men Saturday asking for an increase from $1 to $1.5') for an eight-hour day 12u members of the crali quit work during the morn ing. Second Strike Voted Down. Chicago. June lfi.—The Laundry Workers' union, by a referendum vote just taken, has decided against an other strike, l/oss than one-third of the members voted anil the majority against another walkout was small. ACTION BY MINE WORKERS! a i„ .c ti i«.n board of conciliation was adopted sep Soranton, Pa., June 16.—A res lie ion ..... „,v. arately by the three districts. he ac endorsing the district presidents. Nlcholls Fahey and Dettrey as the ||on fo]lowe( PresWent vice an workers representatives on the .silenced. ,j Mitchell's ad- a jj a strike was Prince Peter of the Unpronounceable Name Accepts the Jot) of Bossing the People of Servia. Belgrade, Juno 10.—Prime I*. iiv. georgevitch has been una .i.i el'ited king of Servia by 'ho and skupshtina in joint session. (Xi., plete tranquillity prevails The pu-sdding officer of ill- joint session of the Servian parliam nt p. posed the election of I'l nice Pettv a. king Loud cheers g:e te 1 the pro posal. which were iepia ed the an I nun enient that the vole was unani-l mous. The minister of justice hasieiiol te the bal'-ony and announced the ia-t the waiting crowd, 'i lie people ceived the notification with t-.aivos oi cheers and a royal salute of 101 gun-i was II red. Lieutenant Lazar Jovanovics of the' Sixth infantry shot and killed him self Sunday evening because his low officers did not permit him to parti' ipate ill carrying out the pi against the late ldng and queen. The provisional government has re fused tne necessary permission to sev eral Belgrade families who wanted to emigrate, saying that until normal conditions are restored such permits will not be granted. Is Notified of Hi6 Selection as King of Servia. Geneva, June 16.—Prince Peter Kan1 jeorgevit: has telegraphed his acceptance of the Servian tiirone. Prince Peter also telegraphed to the emperors of Russia and Austria and to the king of Italy announcing bis election and adding that he hoped to work tor the good of Servia. King Peter has received a telegram from Belgrade announcing thai a sharp fight has taken place in the Kt:eets between partisans of the new ARMED MEN AFTER HIM. New Yorkers Searching for Alleged Incendiary. New York, June lfi.—Armed with shotguns and rifles the farmers and summer residents of Mount Kisco and New Castle, N. Y., are looking for the incendiary who has set fire to more than a dozen houses anil barns and poisoned almost every dog in the town.:'nips since the first of the year. It wi'l go hard with the firebug if they catch him. The town board ha* offered a lew.trd of $1,00) for his cap (ure i.-.d conviction. JEWS SEE HOOStVELT. Tie£tment of Their Countrymen In RuS'ii-i Discussed. Washington, June 16.—The exex'U tive ccir.mittee of the Independent Order of the B'Nai B'Hith waited on the president and Secretary Hay and made repiesentations to them regard ing the massacre of the J«-ws at Kish. neff ai, 1 the treatment of Jews in Ku* 6ia generally. The interviews with both the pres dent and Secretary Hay were ex tren.cly satisfai torj- to the council. a\ though it soon became apparent thai positive at'ion could not immedialch be had upon the subject nearest tc them, cani'dy, the betterment of thr cor.'ii'io:. of the Jews ir. Russia. Tl." lews realized, alter hf-ari: what 'he president and S-f rotary 11 had to cay that theiu was i.'jthi.j! that this swv*!ntnei.t could d«. a» «b.: nioir.'-'.' to undo what had been dot.' in liessaiabia So. looking to the fu tuie, tile: 0'incil besought the presi dent to use his good ofii'«'S seii« the ar of th" zar. Th"v declare-] that he was being deliberately kepi in ignorance by the bureaucrats wjt il. VVORSF. TK.'N JOHNSTOWN. ,-it'On K:. Ai rrici' dale, Kan., Dc sci ibed. ras City. Juno 10.—Edwin I ....... .. p. t:«': al .-•• i.-tary of Hk 'h'i-ity Or.' n:/.ation -oi -ty of N'e.. ion,, iia.- :e:t ,r -nv-r niter having 11 in.- of the Hoo td ii-tri'i aro'ii.'l Kansas-. City. de.- ri 1: th' cenditi..: at Arnnui dalc. the Kansas Ci'y iKan.l suburb, as wors than following th II iod-. at .lohn-tov. a and Galve&ton. lie iid: •'Ainiomdale is the worst wrecke 1 city I have ever seen. The newspa per.-, could not exaggerate the ond. lion? there In fact, i" cannot be do scribe'', so a person who has not s'-en the ruin cau realize the awful devasta tion by the waters. 1 had read about the l'.ood and thought, of course, tlia' the condition of Ainiouidale was bad, but I was not prepared for what 1 saw. 1 was at the Johnstowi flood and 1 also made a study of the terri- Bismaich, the :*~opclk of the Grejt Mi.-qi rl Sl Country of Nt ,- Dakotc PRICE FIVE CENTS PETER HAS TAKEN THE JOB king and those of Milan, the legitima tized son of former King Milan, father of the murdered King Alexander. Young Milan had recently been living in Constantinople. His partisans post ed a proclamation on the walls of Bel grade and it was torn down by King l'eter's supporters after a free light. King Peter received calmly, but with evident satisfaction, the tele graphic notification of his election as king. Subsequently, as he received congratulations, i'eter became more excited, laughed hysterically, marched vigorously tip and down the room and finally flung himself into a chair, trembling with excitement. NOW UNDER CONSIDERATION. Future Diplomatic Relations Between England and Servia. London, June 16.—Premier Balfour announced in the house of commons (luting the day that the future diplo math. relations between Great Britain and Servia were under consideration. The subject was brought up by Tiie new constitution closely fol sassination of the king and queen of lows that of and is even more Servia, who had now assumed govern democratic. It is described as inak nent of Servia what attitude the ing Servia virtually a republic with the king at its head. PRINCE PETER ACCEPTS. a question of Gibson Bowles, Conserva tive. who inquired if the government proposed to continue diplomatic rela lions with those concerned in the as- government intended to assume in consequence of recent events and whether any communications were passing between the powers with a view to concerted action. Mr. Balfour replied that he could only say at present that the matter was under consideration. So far as diplomatic relations were concerned these came to an end with the death of King Alexander because the British representative was only accredited tc the late king. The premier added that his answer would probably be considered inade quate and intimated that if Mr. Bowles placed his question on paper in the regular way he might be able to give additional Information. disaster that visited tne city oi Galveston, but the condition of Ar mourdale is niiirh more serious than at either of those cities. East St. I.ouis is suffering and lO.OOO peop are homeless, but the loss there will not begin to compare with that In Armourdale." Mr. Devine has wired Mayor Low at New York tha' immediate aid in the largest quantities possible will be re quired to alleviate the distress of the sufferers now quartered in Kansas City, Kan. MILITIA ORDERED OUT. Troops Will Protect Negroes Accused of Attempted Murder. Cincinnati. June lti.—Sheriff Rob ertson of Maysville, Ky., has arrived in Covington, Ky., to take the three negroes, Mann, Morris and Sanders, back to tuat city to answer to the charge of having robbed and shot, with intent to kill, John B. Farrow, an aged and respected farmer of Mays ville. The people of Maysville are highly enraged and lynching is feared. To prevent this two companies of Ken tueky state militia have been ordered to Maysville. The feeling has been intensified by Farrow being in such a condition that he could no longer be held for tlio trial, but hail to be taken to Lexington asylum. CONTINUES TO RECEDE. River at St. Louis Four Feet Below Highest Point. St Louis, June 16.—The river has so far receded that several of the Eastern roads that liuve been cut oft from St. I.ouis since Monday last are .entering I'nion station and it is ex pected that the others will also stir:'," :ed him of the te.r'bl- treat uient 'hat w: being meted out to tli I enabled to do so in a day or two. Ihe Jews in every ioincr of U'issia when official gauge Mio.vs stage of 3.r.:i lh»\v were allowed to le.-.id Th" feet, a decline of 1.H feet during the i. ||.w 1 a onviciir.ii 'hat if 1 ... ty.i past w"iiiy-ioiir hours. l-:i v.' 'A ihe "i..(iUiiit•and utricjti Continued dry atlier and falling tired r. i''n 'he unf iitunate Jew rivers above lead the weather officials '-.-in 11 his '.oval subj cts to predit a steady decline from now ... it .i!.ly take st'ps to alleviate on until normal conditions are reached. \:'!on. Official Crop Bulletin for the Province of Manitoba. Winnipeg, .dan., June 10.—The gov ernment's ollicial bulletia "ports crops in all set tion. of the province of Mani toba sown under most favorable condi tiens and the outlook lor a large crop most prouii.iirig. Th-.' season is two weeks earlier than heretofore. The Manitoba wheat acreage li increased about _o pT cent. The in' rease 1 acreage in Manitoba is likely to be exceeded the Northwest Terriioib"-:-, as a laige pioportion of the imiMP ation of last year wenl to ir .-c n.ii of the cout:tr. Cast Postponed for a Week. Tr. nton. N. J.. June? Itj.— The appli cation for a lereiver for the 1.nit 1 Slates Shipbuilding conip-ny went over lor a \.e 1, in the Cnlted States cir nit court. It i- understood that the l.iou nm'-nt was for the purpose of giving th" defendant!- -iore time to prepwie an answer to iae applica tion for a lecelver.