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Tonight and Wednesday showers,
and thunderstorms'; cooler tonight:
high south to west winds.
THE HEPPNER DISASTER.
More lives were lost in the Heppner
disaster Sunday evening within a few
minutes' time than were lost -lurinc
the week or longer that Topeka, Kan
sas City, St- Louis and other towns in
the Central West were suffering from
the overflow of great rivers. At first
exaggerated reports were sent out re
garding th..- loss of life at Topeka ami
Kansas City. Kansas, hut it is now
known that the total loss of life did
not exceed fifty. At Heppner the loss
of life was probably at least 250 and
it may reach 300. If the town had
been as large as Johnstown. Pa., the
loss of life would have been fully as
great as in the catastrophe that over
took that city in 1889, and in all prob
ability would have been greater, as
Johnstown was given warning while
Heppm r had no chance whatever to
escape from th- sudden disaster tha T
ram. npon her almost like a f lap of
thunder from a dear sky.
It is the worst calamity that ha
ever visited the Pacific coast since its
Occupation by white men. and it is no
wonder that the people of a town so
near to the scene of destruction and
death as Walla Walla should be shock
ed and dazed by the awful catastro
phe tiiat has suddenly swept into eter
nity one-fourth the population of a
neighboring town, closely related
to our own by ties of friendship and
business. Expressions of horror for
the dreadful calamity and of sympathy
for the survivors are universal, and the
Statesman is confident that they will
be prov< n sincere by liberal aid from
our citizens to the stricken town. But
this aid, should not come altogether
from the public tresaury. As much
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wealth as there is in Walla Walla and
as great as has been the prosperity |
of our people for a number of years.!
it should he easy to secure generous
private subscriptions in money, pro
visions, clothing, medicines and build
ing material for the relief of the peo
ple of Heppner in their sore affliction, j
Other cities have been quick to re
spond with donations from private
sources for the succor of the stricken
survivors of the catastrophe and
Walla Walla's citizens will no doubt j
be ready to do their share.
Our own city has been peculiarly
fortunate in escaping floods, torna
does, earthquakes and other calamities
that so frequently visit less favored
parts of the United States. However,
no man knows what the morrow may
bring forth. Communities just as:
happy, prosperous and apparently se-1
euro from danger as ours have been j
suddenly overtaken by some disaster |
that has brought death to hundredsj
and loss and grief to the survivors. ]
"In the midst of life we are in death." ;
No man knows when his hour shall
come. Such disasters as that at Hepp- 1
ncr touch the chord of human sym- j
pathy that makes all the world kin.
Every heart in Wal'a Walla today
is made sad by the sorrows of flood
stricken Heppner. and there is mani
fest a general desire to extend aid
and comfort to the survivors. It
would be well if the people of the
city were called in mass convention
and subscriptions asked for the re
lief of the stricken town. No doubt
there would be a ready and generous
A LOCAL SANTOS-DUMONT.
The Union's enterprising staff cor
respondent, who sent what purported
to be a long dispatch direct from
Heppner before daylight this morning
must be a Santos-Dumont in disguise.
He was still in Walla Walla at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon on his
way to tiie Pendleton train. After
making the forty mile trip to that
place he had before him a sixty-mile
flitrht to Heppner by team. As there
were no wires working out of Heppner
his next flight must have been IT
miles to lone. the nearest point
where he could get telephone connec
tion with Walla Walla. The eorre-
Spondent did all this it seems and
sent his paper a story that so far as
essential facts were concerned could
have been written just as well in this
city. It is noticeable that in his story
of many hundred words he did not add
a single name to the list of the dead
or give any details that did not appear
in the Statesman Monday evening.
This journalistic exploit was cer
tainly remarkable, but it is even more
remarkable that after making such
a wonderful flight to Heppner from
Waila Walla the correspondent did
not send some real news to an eager
and anxious public.
A telephone message from Heppner
this morning to the Statesman says
that the supply of provisions taken to
the stricken Town by relief trains is
inadequate am 1 , that additional sup
plies are urgently needed. Concerted
action should be taken by the good
people of Walla Walla to give the
stricken town the help required and
there should he no delay. A mass
meeting of citizens should be called
THE EVENING STATESMAN, TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 1903.
at once tthat every one may have an
opportunity to contribute according
to his means.
It is now confidently asserted that
Wall street is almost solidly for the
nomination of Roosevelt by the repub
lican national convention next year
and that the stock brokers will con
tribute liberally to the party cam
paign fund, which is expected to reach
a total of ten million dollars. If it is
true that the republican leaders deem
it necessary to raise such an enor
mous corruption fund as that, it must
be that they expect a pretty stiff fight
to be put up by the democrats, whose
campaign fund will not be a hundredth
part as great.
TOWN OF HEPPNER IS SCENE
OF DESOLATE HORROR
(Continued from Page One.)
most easterly gulch a few miles south
of Heppner. The terrific rainstorm
fell over the territory drained by these
streams, each of which in an unac
countably short period of time from
the beginning of the downpour was a
raging torrent, pouring its devastat
ing flood upon the defenseless city in
the narrow valley below.
In the Narrow Path.
Willow creek at the site of Hepp
ner, flows through a narrow valley.
The major part of the business and
residence sections of the town lying
to the west of the creek in a low bot
tom, covering an area of about 1300
by 1200 feet, the longer distance being
along the creek and the width in
places between the high hills with
which the town is. flanked being less
than 1000 feet. Beginning at the
creek front there are three streets
running north and south, until the
high bluff on the west of the town is
reached. The first of these is Chase
street, between which and the creek
are located some of the finest resi
dence properties in the place, includ
ing farthest north the Episcopal
church. Coming south from the
church edifice were located the resi
dences of I). Wells, J. Keithy, W. O.
Minor. George Conser. A. C. Giger.
Dr. P. B. McSword, C. A. Rhea, and
across May street, which runs at right
angels with Chase, I). W. Byers.
East from Chase street and parallel
with it is Main street, on which is
located all the principal business
houses of the town. These number
about 50. more or less. On the corner
of this street and May street stands
the Palace hotel, a three story brick
building, which was moved 20 feet
from its foundation by the force of the
rushing waters, and as this is the best
built structure in the town, it is safe
to say that there was little left of the
smaller wooden structures that were
below it and in a narrower portion
of the valley.
Y. M. C. A. SECRETARIES.
Lake wood, N. V., June 16*-The
thirty-tirsi annual session of the as
sociation of general secretaries of the
Young Men's Christian Association of
North America began today with sec
tional conferences of the physical di
rectors, educational directors, rail
read secretaries state and provincial
secretaries and metropolitan secretar
ies. There are about 200 delegates
present from tiie United States. Cana
da and Mexico. By Thursday, when
the conference proper begins, an at
tendance of nearly 600 is expected.
The meetings will then assume more
of a general interest.
RAND TO BE INVESTIGATED.
Washington. I). O, June Pi. —H.
Rand, confidential secretary to Post
master General Payne is to be inves
tigated. The publication of the
charges of his hewing been connected
with Machen has embarrassed Payne
greatly. He has known Rand person
ally for forty years ami vouches for
his integrity, but he has ordered Bris
tow to investigate the case.
SCHWABS GIFT DEDICATED.
State College, Pa.. June ft;.—The
new auditorium of Pennsylvania
state college built through the gener
osity of Mr. and .Mrs. Charles M.
Schwab, was dedicated today with in
teresting ceremonies. Mr. and Mis.
Schwab were present, together with
a numl ►er "t other friends of the in
THE MODERN WOODMEN
At Indianapolis—Welcomed by the
Mayor —Response by Northcott
Indianapolis, June 16.—The Modern
Woodmen's convention today devoted
its attention to seating delegates. The
mayor turned the keys of the city
over to the Woodmen. They were
accepted by Lieutenant Governor
Northcott of Illinois. A hundred thou
sand visitors are expected to be here
by Thursday when the prize battalion
drills will take place.
A PREMIER RESIGNS.
Bula Pest. June Hi. —Premier Des
zell announced in the lower house
today that he had tendered his resig
nation to the king last Sunday and
that it aad been accepted.
NEGRO PLEAD SNOT GUILTY.
New York. June 16. —Negro Spencer,
who yesterday killed McFarlane, of
the anti-Policy society, was arraigned
before Recorder Goff this morning and
pleaded not guilty. His trial was set
for June 30th.
Jackson. Ky., June 16. —The grand
jury has reported that no evidence
could be found against the two men
suspected of setting fire to Captain
Ewen's hotel. The grand jury has not
adjourned; but it is feared that no
indictment whatever will be found be
cause it is composed of Hargis men
carefully selected by the sheriff.
Only One Line Working.
San Francisco. June I»'>. —There is!
only one wire into lone and that is
crowded with messages from anxious
friends and relatives. The nearest j
(dear line is '2H miles away. Reports
are being sent there by messengers.;
| The Portland phone is out of order i
j hence the delay.
AND DRAGA'S SISTERS
Are Given the Fortunes Left by the
Murdered King and Queen.
Belgrade, June 16. —The government
has decided to hand King Alexander's!
fortune over to his mother, the form- '
er queen. .Natalie, and that of Queen
Draga to her sisters, who are still in!
TO REPAIR FLOOD DAMAGE.
Topeka. Kas.. June 1»'«. —Governor
Bailey decided today upon June l' 4.
as the date for convening of a special
session of the legislature to take ac
tion regarding providing funds for the
repair of flood damage.
The Shamrock Dismantled.
New York, June 16. — Dismantling
the Shamrocks i and 111 proceeding
expeditiously today. They will be
dry docked tomorrow when yachtsmen
will have an opportunity to inspect'
the lines < f the new challenger.
POTOMAC IS NOT INJURED.
Washington. June 14>. —The com
mandant of the naval station at Sad
Juan cabh d the navy department
day that the Potomac has been saf< ly
floated. She is uninjured.
Alfred A. Knapp, the Indianapolis. 1
Ind., "Bluebeard" whoso trial begins
today. Knapp has made a written j
confession of strangling five women
NEW YORK BANKER SUICIDES.
New York. June 16.—Frank Ream
vice president of the Seaboard Na
tional bank, shot and killed himself
in the cellar of his home this morning
after bidding his family good bye.
Temporary insanity was probably the
cause. His accounts are straight.
ELEVATOR FALLS FIVE STORIES.
New York. June 16. —The elevator
fell from the fifth story of the West
Houston stret building this morning,
injuring five persons, three seriously.
The cable parted.
U. S. MINISTER AT BELGRADE.
Belgrade, June 16.—United States
Minister Jackson arrived here today
and will remain until order is re
ROOSEVELT GOES TO VIRGINIA.
Washington. June 16.—President
Roosevelt this morning left here on a
special train to attend the commence
ment exercises at the University ot
Virginia. He was accompanied by
his wife, Ambassador McCormick and
Drs. Loomis and Rixey.
Strike Averted by the
It VOTES FOR ARBITRATION
Approves the Action of the Executive
Committee in Voting for
Scranton, Pa.. June 16.—Another
anthracite strike was averted by the
Mine Workers' convention this morn
ing by endorsing the action of the exe
cutive board in electing miners rep
resentatives in the hoard of concilia
tion. When the meeting was called
the delegates were slow in assembling
and there was a noticeable falling
off in strike talk. The committee on
grievance.- carefully guarded its re
port until after the convention was
called to order. When i; was an
nounced that if had endorsed the exe
cutive committee's appointments on
the board of conciliation there were
some small objections but they were
speedily overcome. The acceptance
of the peaceful solution seemed to
cause genera] relief among those pres
The convention adjourned until 2
this afternoon. In the meantime they
will communicate with representatives
of the mine operators to learn wheth
er they will now recognize Nichols.
Fahey and Duff, v as the miners' rep
resentatives on the conciliation board.
When tiie convention reassembled
Mitchell announced that he had a tel
egram from President Baer represent
ing th.- anthracite operators announc
ing that he was willing to abide by
the action of the convention and recog
nize the district presidents as bona
fide members of the board of concilia
tion. The announcement (rented a
pandemonium of cheering which last
ed five minutes. Mitchell was com
pelled repeatedly to bow thanks for
what was in reality a personal ovation
he having advised and carried all his
points to a successful termination.
A session ef jubilation followed in
whicb congratulatory speeches and
songs followed in rapid succession.
All danger of trouble is now past ami
the board of conciliation will meet in
a few days to pass on ail disputed
TWO MORE EMPLOYED
OF POSTAL SERVICE
Under Arrest at Washington for Al
leged Fraudulent Transactions.
Washington. June 16.—Warrants
have been issued for two more em
ployes of the postoffice, alleging fraud
ulent transactions. Their identity
won't be made known until after their
Postmaster General Payne dec lined
to say whether the men to be arrest
ed are employes of the general depart
ment or of the New York postoffice.
Report Is Denied.
Washington. June 16. —Bristow
this afternoon says that he has no
knowledge of the issuance of warrants
today. Inspector Myer says the story
was probably started from his having
visited the district attorney's office
this morning where papers of another
nature were issued him.
Washington, June 16.—A dispatch
from Minister Jackson at Belgrade an.
, nounces the election of Peter Kara
j Georgovitch, and says that quiet pre
STANDARD OIL COMPANY.
And Harriman Enter a Lively Race
for Control of Oil Fields.
Seattle, Wash.. June If..—The fight
between the Standard Oil company
and E. H. Harriman for control of
Alaska oil fields began yesterday with
the sailing of the steamship Albion
with the Harriman party. This party
includes experts. engineers. ma
chinists, and everything necessary for
a full exploration of the Kayak and
ether fields and the purchase of pres
ent locations. The Standard Oil par
ty sailed a few days ago. taking a full
equipment and prepared to secure con
trol of all promising fields. Both par
ties are under instructions to spend
any amount of money to gain control
Of what is now believed will prove the
largest oil fields in tin 5 world.
ASK PARDON FOR BARKER.
Trenton, N. J., one 16.—Among the
petitions to he considered at the
meeting begun today by the New Jer
sey court of pardons is one asking for
the release of Thomas G. Parker of
Ulington. whose case has attracted
wide-spread attention. Barker f a
serving a five years' sentence for hav
ing shot the Rev. John Keller, rector
of Trinity Mission, Arlington, for an
alleged Ensult to Barker's wife. Bar
ker has now served nearly two years
of his sentence.
"QUICK LUNCH" STAND
l.onrlon. June 16.—An \.
'•quick lunch" stand op( m
Strand today. It attra< t d . „
crowd which blocked tie- str< >
the window watching th< cook fli
pancakes and sinkers. Th< place i
doing a rushing busim -
of quality to
suit you and
at prices that
Come a n d
J. B. CRAM
7 First Street.
) Formerly "Wilson's."
and all other items kept in a
first class clothing and
i'KICKS WIH PLEASE YOU.
6. I KELLOUGH.
Exclusive Men's Furnisher,
201 Ham St. Cor. Fourth.
A Meat Market
That sells you the meat
you prefer to eat
G-XJS TTATITI AS
Jour- Bid. Alder st. Ph *»c Main 7"
Quenches the Thirst
and is Delicious
SERVED RIGHT AT
Phone White 121
128 Main Street
TO OUR PATRONS.
As w-e will be absent from the
city for several weeks our Pre
scription books will be left wK
Geo. E. Hedger. 21 Main St.
MR. and MRS. H. C. CURRY, oi
the Curry Optical Co.
J Superior Meats sold at »
| Alder E Market j
j Try this market for a change. ,
« C. n. HcKINNEY, Proprietor
« Phone Main 3°-