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VOL. XIII, SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, JUNE '6, 1903. NO. 134. Aftermath of Heppner Flood The Town Literally Demolished exington is Also Almost a Total Wreck fHE DEAD NUMBER 188 SO FAR IDENTIFIED Conservative Estimates Place the Total Number of Killed at Over 300 Heppner, via Ione, Juno 16. Tha entlro Btnto of Oregon, and many cit ies In all porta of the Northwest nro jshlng supplies to -stricken Heppner. Tho railway tracks anil bridges aro Eone, and ravines flooded, which lakes entrance to tho district dlfll- Icult. Tho number of dead has now aeon placed at 300. Itcllcf work cen ters at Ione, from which point under takers nro leaving for tho scene. Uodles so far recovered number 188. Heppner is almost entirely demol ished, portions of houses, brush, logs Kind dead bodies encumber tho creeks nd streets. Thero was no loss of Mfo at Lexington, although tho prop prty dnrango Is heavy. Tools for bury ing tho dead aro scarce, henco many fwllllng hands nro Idle There Is no way of getting Into town, except by wagon or on horseback. Ralls lnttho Micks aro twisted into rppce. Jsyory, f Jfcllablo horses has boon pressed In- VtoTBOrvIco to carry tools and supplies Into) tho Btrickon district from tho re , Hoi train at Hcppnor Junction, Amilos away. (Portland. Or.. Juno 16. Thirteen families aro homolcss at Lexington as Result 'of tho flood, and aro huddled lino school houso since Sunday :ht. Homos, orchards nnd farms ftwefo swept away In a twinkling. Al KaoSt tho only building that escaped itfuctlon In Heppner was tho Pal- acoi Hotel, which Is on tho high ground, whoro a nurabor of people wint to cscnpo tho avalanoho of wawn Debris Is piled nlno feet high lutK? stretcs of Lexington. Workers atMo'clock this morning uncovered which sucked everything movcablo In to their twisting eddies, and escape was Impossible. 'Many people are sleeping In tha court house tonight, and any place they can raako a bed. Provisions arc not needed, but rath cr help to bury their dead and cleaf away tho debris. Tho absence ohlco or" embalming fluids has necessitated" the hurried burJnl of many bodies', which would otherwise have been pre served for tho arrival of relatives. The accompanying list of dead In cludes all tho bodies burled, a register of which was kept. Three Hvo babies havo been found, whoso parents nro lost, and Identification has so far been alarmed until It was too late. House were surrounded by rnglng torrents. Impossible. jl Families are broken to nlecestho fathor alono remains, or a wifo or son or daughter, and tho little children loft orphans. Dead Will Number 300. Ellas Conner, a stockrnlscr of lone, returned from Heppner at 2 o'clock this (Tuesday) morning He left tho scene of disaster at 0 o'clock, and brings the latest news from tho scend. "it Is now known," said Mr. Connor, "that at least 275 or 300 peoplo were drowned. One hundred and fifteen corpses havo been hastily burled in wooden boxes, and somo wcro merely wrapped In blankets. Thero wero sdvoral wagon loads of dead on their way to the cemetery when I left. Heppner, Itself, has boon pretty well searched, except In piles of debris, whoro it Is thought that numbers of bodies will be found. "Between iono and Heppner,' eald Mr. Connor, 'thero nro great piles of debris, but the flood pansud so quick ly that the roads have not been seri ously damaged. Tho railroad track, however, from Lexington, Is badly torn up. It looks strange to sco tho heavy stel rails bent nnd twitted like corkscrews, and tho heavy timbers 12 bodies. Tho force of tho flood la shown by tho fact that tho body of a woman was carried down tho gulch from Heppner to Lexington, a dlstanco of 12 miles. When tho inlo of water .struck tho Congregational church, tho building was .thrown three blocks away, lodging against tho Methodist church. A- courlor from Hcppnor says It will tnlto 1000 men two weeks to clear tho wrcckogo and recover all tho bodies. Sad Ruin Is Wrought. . Court street. Hennner, on tho bank of tho stream, Is swept clean an a gravel bar from end to end. Not ov en- tho foundation of a long lino of beautiful residences aro left. All tho Avors" homes and tho Matlocks' Shutts' nnd Kelthloy's, are ns If they had never been. 13very business house, except tho hotel, Pair, .Storo and QdjlSeHQwi' building, along tho sldo or tno Btrcoi on which tho bank stands, nro wrecks, a largo building Is Jammed Into tho drug storo, nnd several other struc tures are In tho mlddlo of tho samo Btreot. Residences aro turned over or torn to pieces. Mud, sllmo and mlsory nro everywhere. Tho wntcr was 15 feet high In Hopp- nor's strectB, and roso over tho new court house wall. It camo down Dalm Fork, chiolly, but was a torrent on all hlllsldos. Enormous piles of rock and gravol havo been washed down tho canyon, flvo miles up on Buttor creek. One Hour of Horror. Tho flood camo almost Instantly, lasted one hour. The peoplo thought It was only a repetition of tho cloud burst a few days ago, and woro not HHHH tiimn 11 e l ! ! g ffl .- 0 14. I f,n i! uur Lusiumeis say u luuao Like The Carnival m B nu was here, from tho crowds they see at 1 Iff Til MET 6 The crowds are simply the result of our business methods. We sell only goods that give satisfaction. Quality is the first consideration with us. We make the prices lower than regular stores because our expenses are lighter and we have no losses from bad accounts to make up Our great volume of bus iness enables us to buy at the lowest quantity prices. I r7SodX! billing, t Shoes and everything in Ladies' and Men s furnishings. , j Salem's Cheapest One-Price Cash Store. (Continued on Fourth rage.) THE LAW JETT AND THE TROOPS Matlock OtrtRocfe .. TheFIooct Warned Lexington Nine Miles Away and Also lone TWELVE MORE BODIES RECOVERED TODAY i WHITE TRIAL Kentucky has an Army at the Court House Mob Wants a Chance to Hang Three Negroes Without Giving Them a Trial Marysvlllc, Ky Juno 10. Tno trial of tho thro qnogrocs accused of the murder of John Furrow began today, nnd is a big military event Early this morning tho town began to fill with farmors from tho surrounding country, and whun tho troops started to march from tho Jail to tho court houso tho excltoment htgan. Shouts from tho lenders of tho mob caused the officers, In bohnlf of tho prisoners, to order tho mllltlamon to fix bayo nets, then faced tho crowd surround ing It. and held It In a square, whllo nnothor detnehmont of mllltla and shorlffs took the prisoners to court. Tho mllltla took charge of the court houso, bnrrod nil entrance, and placed cannon In Its front. The town Is wildly excited; all business Is us pom!!, nnd nothing but tho uneonv promising front of tho guardsmen pre-, vents a lynching. The prisoners were arraigned, surrounded by soldiers, and tlion taken back to Jail. One Body Carried From Heppner to Lexington a Distance of Ten Miles New King Goes to Work The Militia Guard the Court House Judge Hargis, Head of One Fiction Gives Testimony "r In Behalf of Defendants Jackson, Ky., Juno 1C Tho most Interesting witness this rmjrnlng at the trial of Jott and White was Judgo Hargis, tho loader of their faction. Tho main attempt was to Invalidate the testimony given by Kwon. Ho said ho saw Ewen run Immediately af ter tho shot was fired without looking back; admitted that ho saw Whlto standing In tho mlddlo of tho street. nnd ton seaonds later saw Jett at the times nearly throwing tho rider, yet corner of the court house. Under anot onco losing his feet, and he or rigid cross-axamlnatlon he finally ad- rived at Islington Just a few minutes mltte! ho didn't see Jett nnywhuro ' ahead of tho flood. The peoplo wero when tho shots were flrd. Another loader of the Hargis fac tion Sheriff Callahan, was called to the witness stand this afternoon, ire appeared frightened, and gave his testimony with downeast eyes. He I said he rtv Mareum throw up his hands, stagger and fall, and liwen run. He said he saw one In the hall way, hut couldn't recognise who It was. Hwen never looked bark when be ran. Was shown his testimony be fore the grand Jury, where ho said that Bwen bad stopped and looked at Marcum before be loft the scene, and denied having made such a statement. The Dallos, Juno 1C A mass meet ing was hold hero yestorday, and hun dreds of volunteers offered themselves teams and vehicles tn assist In tho work of recovering tho bodies at Heppner nnd vicinity, nnd to aid tho victims of tho flood. A train load of men nnd working material was sent from Tho Dalles at noon, tho O. It. & N. providing freo transportation for all who wished to go. The Man For the Occasion. Tho peoplo did not rcnlUo whsl had happened until tho flood struck tho town. Then It was too lata. Houses wero swept away on tho crest of the river, and turned topsy turvey. In tho Palaco Hotel thero was considerable water, but tho building had a stone foundation, and tho superstructure was of brick, and did not move. Leslie Matlock, a young man thoro, was tho horn of the day. When tho flood first camo hu mounted a borsa nnd rado nt hreak-neok speed down tho canyon In front of tho nulling waters to notify tho peoplo of Lexington, a small town nine miles holow. Ho had to go over a rough and stony road. Tho night was dark and stormy. Ills horso Isaiwd over bowlders, some- warned, and Immediately left or tho hillsides, not having time to tako any thing with theni. livery person es caped, hut when tho flood had passed only two houses wero standing. Lox Ington has a imputation of about COO. Ione was tho next town dawn tho llno. Tho people wero warned by Matlock by telephone. They left their homes, but, as tho town Is built on a wldu flat, very llttlo damago was done. No buildings wero washed away, but somo wero moved from their foundations. Portland, Or., Juno 10. Tho ilrst press dispatch, via lone, says tho Iter. O. 11. tako has stood all day and all night saying burial services over the, dead, as thoy wero lal awy In crwdn co in us. Tho survivors, who have been working since the disaster, uncover (Continued on fifth page.) When You Want GO TO Zinn's 1M State St y ! Phone 1071 Main. -S9 tills testimony was confused. nelgrnuo, Juno 1C Celebrations In ) Tho grand Jury roported that no ov honor of tho new ruler began last Idonee could bo found against tho two night with great Illuminations, nnd men suspected of setting flro to Rw today a thanksgiving and festival Is en's hotel. It has not adjourned, but being held. , '' ' '"'fa' no Inmctmeut whatever Kara (Jeorgovlteb naturally has a will bo found, because it Is composed delicacy about relocating the throne of Hargis men. carefully selected by nrRAFvin nnd bolnc kins. In the tho sheriff. light of the recent vote of thanks ten- .1 I I... .V liii.fBl.tii.d nf fhnt Mlltl. I dered by tho legislature of that coun- M At A f A Ck try to tho noblo gontlemen who polite- lTlV1 v tU vv Arrested l- murdered the recent occupant of tho throne, tho position Is not an al lurng one. Hurt by Washington, June 10, Warrants .have bn issued for two more era- I ploy ofiibe postofflce department, rlaVf1T0r',dDUt'r WOD,t b n,de VDOWn untu JUlVTUtv after tbelr apprehension. v t, tITTp An iovstor V0 declined to say whether the ork, June 16.-An elevator mvrMttA ft ..nw., of fn from the fifth story of a west,""- . . , tie general or new ioi jununma Houston-street building this morning,. Injuring five, cable parted. New three serjously; the Arabians Gone to Virginia; in Revolt Cositantlnapio, June 16. Another revolt bm Msnirred In Arabia, owing Wssblnrt-n 'jue" 16 President la heavy taxation, Osraan I mm. Wasblngt-n j"u mmander at Medina, was wounded R00W.V.!',t SJf the com. and Imprisoned. The people at Moo iixvi.i .-". ...in.i tha local rulera ana -White Shitt Waists Very etylish whfto wai-taftrim. metl in cluster of tucka, lace Insertion and embroidery Sale Price 45c White lawn waists with beau tifully embroidered yokes, also tucked and laco trimmed stylffl regular 92.00 values , Special $.35 Specials in Men's Shoes KinoVIci Kid )mh with silk vesting top. aluo a lino of Un shot worth 340 special to close $2.45 pair Sisnw Hat See oar mw Ateiae sb.ws . $150 to $2,50 ' ail oyt' Sailor 5e. 75e -' MtwFtdcr-J.slf.il. $2Sf . PK .. - nniversl- ca rose sgalnst me cai rewn -- . ' staff. l wife. E. T. Barnes, Prop, HimwmiMMWM"1""