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TOPEKA. STATE JOURNAL, MOXDAT EVENING. JUNE 8, 1903. THEY DIDII'T WAIT No Red Tape Interfered With Ht. Joe's Relief Work. History of the Correspondence With Topeka. JIAYOlt BOllDEN ACTIVE lie Personally Looked After the Details. Topeka Commercial Club Recog nizes the Ureat Service. Tho generous attitude of the people of St. Jufi'iiii, Mo., in their work for the rt i.f the Hood rufforers of Noith To peka has bten a sublet t of no little comment by the members of the Topeka Coniinert ial club, us well as other peo ple tsir.ce it has been learned here to what extent the work has been carried on by the St. Joseph Commercial club. The telegram? which passed between the authorities here ami the relief com mittee at St. Joseph will prove an in terestinfr chapter in the history of the flood of 1003. Karly Sunday morning, May the :U, at a meeting at the Commercial club it was decided that the most urgent need Bt that time was to secure boats and txperienced boatmen to handle them in order to get the people in the Hooded districts to places of safety. With that object in view, the matter was taken up with Superintendent C. W. Jones of the Rock Island tailroad. Arrangements were made to secure a special train from St. Joseph. The Rui k Island wires v ere down, so rmssages were sent to the Rmk Island officials in St. Joseph and to Mayor Borden of St. Joseph over the Western I'nion wires . The message to Mayor Borden was from tiie Topeka Commercial club and stated that Topeka was in great distress and that boats and experienced boatmen were needed. The message to Mr. M. O. Gay of the Rock Island was an in struction to get every thine: in ienditiess to run a special train to Topeka and to cooperate with the. authorities at St. Joseph in regard to bringing the needed h"lp. When the messages were taken to the Western I'nion. the few wire? which were beinpf worked were already crowd ed, hut the matter was urgent and the messages were sent at once. Upon receipt of the message from the Topeka Commercial club. Mayor Unrden of St. Joseph called up Top--k.'i on the long distance telephone. Major Anderson answered. Before half a dozen words ere exchanged, however, the wires went out and communication was shut off in that quarter. The telegraph wires were so crowded that telegrams which passed back and forth were delayed hours, and in one or two instaru es for days, so that To peka people had no conception or" the magnitude of the work being done by St. Joseph. C W. Jones had a message from Mr. Cav. of the Rock Island, which said: "Your wire received. Have matter of rpe, jfij relief train up with mayor and authorities. Am prepared to run tram as soon as get men and boats together. Authorities much interested and will du ail the:- can." Trie boats and boatmen from Bake Contrary, ugethor v. ith he officers of the police and tire departments of St. Joseph, were gotpn together and sen; wi'h a carload of supplies on Sunday. Meanwhile J. c. Letts, president of the Ft. Joe Commercial club, telegraphic :1 th" Rarkburst-Davis company of To f ka as fellows: "Commercial club stands ready to as sist special train with thousand citizens. I.-t us know your wants. Command us." Mr. Davis tinned tho message nver to the Commercial club and the following message went back in leply. "Your message to Bat khurst-Bavis Just received. The boats are badly need ed and competent men to handle, them. Others would only be in the way. Many thanks. Hurry up the boats." The ahove message was sent on Mon day, and at that time the bnatmon from Ft. Joe were hard at work in North To peka. Then came the following from Mr. Rous which brought the first au thentic information to the Commercial chili of Topeka of the work of the St. Joe rescue party : "Our mayor with party took you Pun day two naphtha 'launches ami twenty boats on special train, (letting together all boats we can and will forward rromptiy. Keep us advised your needs. If cash, clothing or provisions needed wire. " This messatre was sent on Tuesday to Mr. Letts: "Thanks to your mayor and party from St. .foe. They have rescued every body from danger ami have don most excellent work. B would be manifestly improper to ask St. Joe to do any more. It. InoKs as if the valley was practically laid waste from Manhattan to the month of the river." It has since been learned that a meet ing was held at the ,st. Joe Commercial flub Monday and that more than three thousand dollars woe subscribed. The situation at Topeka was wi known in St. Joe through the press dis patches and on Monday arrangements w re made f-.r school children ail over the city to bring supplies of shots and clothing to the cars on the railway track that afternoon. Food was also loaded and the tra i w-as ready with additional boats Mono ay night. The train reached the seer', of the flood early Tuesday rrinrriiny. John Wilhe'.m and O. II. Quintion came on that train as reoresentatives of the St. Joe Commercial club, and took ohais-e of the distribution of the Furph-s at the Befoiiu school. The wo; k was thoroughly syst ema t ized un der their direction, and alTngether twelve carloads of sutmlies have been distributed trom 1hat roint. Another message was sent from St. Joe on Tuesday. It said: "We had mass meeting today to help flood sufferers. Bet us know immediately your urgent I n r-- ply to a n off Major Aiiijet?'"!!! o of cash assistanec Monday sent th" follow!...: "We are so deeply n ppreoia t i ve rf char vou have done and are doing in rescuiri'-r the peoole that it would seem ungrateful to ask more at this t hue. "When vce bear from the valley above and helnw Topeka. conditions may be changed for the worse, jn which case t. e v ill let yon know. Your mayor and rrten with boats are here doing: noble ork." Today a letter came from Mr. Letts, dated June 3, in which he said: "Last night at 12 o'clock I received your- dispatch that you undoubtedly pent from Toneka the 2nd. It came thrnneh under the circumstances in very rood time. Very glad, indeed, to hear from you direct, and on behalf of tr:e Commercial club I can only stae tnat in a certain sense vee annreciat tiie pr sirion that your people have been tut in. and it was indeed a pleasure for us t j help you out in your dire neces sUy. .We iclt that it was an urgent case, and even though the reports wen; out that Topeka asked no assistance, and in tact one of your citizens, Mr. Bowe. told our Commercial club at a mass meeting that Topeka was able to take care of herself, we did not let that influence us; we went right ahead, had our committees appointed, established headquarters at the Reform school siding with our own representa tives on the ground, had our boats working, sent over supplies and beg-in helping humanity, and trust that they succeeded in doing good to those in need. "We are in hopes that Topeka, or in fa-et any city In this part of the coun try or any part of the country will never be called upon to pass through what you ha e been pa.ssing through the last few days. But you can rest assured of this fact, that if it ever does full to your lot to again go through misfortune, the citizens of St. Joseph stand ready to respond not only with money but their own personal person ality, even at the risk of their lives, to help those in need. "Trusting that the water is going down and that you are finding tilings better than you had anticipated, I am vours very trulv, "J. C. LETTS." Accurate reports of th? work of the St. Joseph people who had headquar ters at th" reform school did not reach the Topeka Commercial club on the south side of the river 'until after ihe great work of rescuing the refugees and supplying them with provisions was accomplished. The representatives from St. Joe came to Topeka as soon us they could iind time to present their letters of introdiu tion. John K. Frost today wrote Mr. Letts in regard to the relief work whoch was accomplished by St. Joe and made for mal acknowledgment of the appreciation of the citizens of Topeka for the assist ance rendered. After reviewing the situ ation at the Refoi m school where repre sentatives of the Topeka Commercial club have relieved the representatives of the St. Joe Commercial club in the work of the distribution of supplies, Mr. Frost sa ys : "The relief contributed by St. Joseph at heavy expense and at great risk of life by the representatives of your city wdio came with it is profoundly appre ciated by our people. I do not know how we eouid have got along without it as we were powerless for several days to reach the north side of the river. "The naphtha launch and row boats with their crews and managers of your people's work over there rendered splen did service andd undoubtedly saved the lives of hundreds of our people. They could not communicate wdth tis nor we with them when they first arrived. The first Pews we had was when Superin tendent Jones of the Rock Island told us that they could hear your engine whistling somewhere near Shorey sta tion on the north side. "This welcome news thrilled our hearts as did the words of Scotch Jessie the hearts of the beleaguered garrison at Bucknow. We knew- that your relief train had arrived .and that help was be ing given In a region where we had been unable to do anything up to that time. "A little later our rescue commit tee re ported that some of our boatmen had seen the St. Jos ph launch and row-boats at work and your help has been coming ever since, "While the Reck Island people were bringing your train to our relief, the San ta Fe people here were building row boats and maktntr oars for us and had commenced the construction of a naphtha launch which thev built and with the a!d of the Smith Automobile Factory here equipped with remarkable rapidity, that did excellent woik. while it was in ser vice. Yesterday we were advised of tha arrival at M riden on the Santa Fe of an other car of supplies froin St. Joseph which is very timely. The Missouri Pa cific and I'pion 1'aeifio. people were also doing what they could to tiring us help, "We feel that St. Joseph find done so much that we desire to pav for supplies now coming and beg to ask you to send us bills for them, which we will take care of. "Our roll- f committee desires me to ex press our deep gratitude to you all for your splendid unstinted assistance and for veur kind in ssages of sympathy- and com fnrt. The river is falling rapidly- and our peo ple are bravely working to rehabilitate ttieir homrs and places of business. "The city and county authorities are do ing everything In their power to rr-irnve the debris and clean up the streets. The health board is taking effective measures to nrorooto good sanitary conditions and police regulations are being str.etly en forced. Sinccrtdv vours. "Ji.'iHX K. FROST. "President Commercial Club." A FEW WIIL MOVE. Iftost Merchants Will Resume on North Bide. "While a profit majority of the Xorth To poka rrorc-h;i n : s ox port to I'lirriirtKP nr-w t-w-k?" of muls nnrl rppume biipin.; on the notth sirl tlic-r are others who are rnt irp; build ines ;uii pin lining- to t-staMish tin m.l vps on t his sicte of tho riv.r. Among these- art' 5-rry Bros., who have a groi-fry at North Kansns avenue. This store i.s - n mm pie to wirk and the silviigf.' will be verv light. The proprietor nf thp store w-re hard hit all around. AH tht ir household gxd-s at their homes w-tc ruined and they say that the property which th'-y supposed themselves to pes sss is almnpt entirely wiped away. Some of the me re h ants will opn tem pore ry stores on this side of the rive;-, at which they will hold "bargain sals" of what is left of their goods. PLANT FROM -MEXICO. Takes Away Seri3os of Those Who Come Within Its Influence. St. Txuiis, .lime S. The Institute Medico of Mexico Cily. says the Mexican Herald, will send to the world's fair an exhibit of about 5o medicinal plants of the eountry aud the products derived therefrom. Ac companying the exhibit will be a complete explanation as to the place whi re the plants are found, the procedure for con verting them into medical products and the ailments which they are destined to cure. Included in the exhibit will be. a plant ef marvelous rpiaiilics. It grows wild and abundantly in the state of Michoaoan. The Indians eiaim that whenever they en ter a w itufl or place w here this plant prows, its aroma makes them lose their way and they are unable to return to their homes or to reach thrir destinnt ion until they cease to smell the plant. The state nii t.t is said to have been fi.Uv centirmed a number of times by learned people. The institute is pnintr to makc a scientific study cf its physioi-e;i( al effect and an analysis 'f its prepeiuies. A delegate has been s-mt to Michcaenn to obtain a specimen of the plant. II has been further added that a terser, wearing a branch of this peeu'iar plant in his buttonhole will often be lost in nis native city, but lhe bitter statement has not been confirmed. This plant will he an intrrtstina: exhibit at the fair and if it is sent in laiue quantities and keeps its qualities in a tereig-n and distant land 1 he police cf S't. l.nuis will have many visit ors to spiido during the exposition. Stock Bitten by Mad Dog. VVashinp-ton. Kan.. June S. Iir. X. 8. Mayo, state veterinarian, from Manhattan, w;ts ht re to lettk at seme eanle bep,ntins to flay McNitt. Kleyen head had .licit and two more wiil die. Slock raisers were set ton? alarmed. I r. Mayo says there is no cause for farther alarm. Tiie cattle have bten bitten by a mad tl"e ami hnve hy drophobia. Only those bitten will die. M'r. McNitt has no knowledge of a mad dog being there. Send to Mrs. Thorpe. Mrs. I. K. Thorpe, police matron, who is actively engaged in helping flood suf ferers, requests people who can spare them to send her brooms and dust-pans, which will be used to good advantage in cleaning out North Topeka homes, or straightening tip the quarters of the refugees. There is a dearth of dust on the North side, but a dust-pan is a weapon, which, in the hands of a wo man, will do service as a mud remover. DEiiioniAfi m. Belleville, 111., Citizens Burn a Segro in Streets. First Hanged Him But Didn't W ait For Death. HE HAD SHOT A MAN As the Kesult of a Political Quarrel, They Beat the Burning Body to Pieces With Clubs. Belleville, 111., June 8. County School Superintendent Hertel, of St. Clair county, was shot and mortally wounded in his office here today by W. T. Wyatt, a colored school teacher, of East St. Louis, whose certificate to teach he had refused to renew. Wyatt was immedi ately arrested and taken to jail. Two hoins later a mob stormed the jail, se cured Wyatt. and despite the appeals of the mayor and other officials, Wyatt was hanged with short ceremony. Superintendent Herttd was removed to the hospital, where the , physicians probed for the bullet, but they stated there is no chance lor his recovery. iir tel was aroused sufficiently to tell mat Wyatt had shot him because of his re fusal to renew the certificate. A young man named Fielder Tas in the office when the shooting occurred. He grappled with Wyatt, but the tieirto beat him off with the butt of his revol ver, indicting; a severe scalp wound. A passing policeman hurried into the room and succeeded in arresting the negro. He was carried to the county jail and the place was surrounded with police men, as it was feared that a mob might form. A couple of hours passed, when suddenly an orderly crowd of de termined citizens appeared before the jail and forced a passage to Wyatt's ceil. Securing the prisoner, they drag ged him out and hanged him. I'.efore being executed Wyatt asstav'.ei the shooting was the result of a political grudge. The mob hanged Wyatt to 1 telephone pole in the public square. Kven while his body was jerking in the throes of death f l om strangulation members of the mob began building a fire at thi foot of the pole. The flames flared up and licked at the foot of the victim, but this did not sat isfy the mob, and another and larger fire was started nearby. When it had begun burning briskly the negro, etill half alive, was taken down, an.i after being covered with coal oil was cast into the fire. Oroans of pain were heard from the half roasted victim of the mob ami these served further to infuriate hi3 torturers. They set upon him with clubs and knives and cut and beat the burning body almost to pieces, and not until every sign of life had departed did they desist and permit the flames to de vour the body. EASTERN DROUGHT. No Kain in Fifty Days Hay Selling at $20 a Ton. Boston. June 8. With the exoeotton of two or three very trifling showers, no rain has fallen in New Kngland in fifty days, and the loss to the agricul tural interests in this section is enor mous. At the office of the Massachusetts board of asriculture today it was said that unless rain and warm weather came at once the estimate of a loss to the farmers of New Kngland of $70,010, 000 will not nrove too large. This esti mate is based on the value of agricul tural products in a normal year of J13f.. OOO.OOO, divided as follows: Hay and forage. J4.3. 500,000: cereals, $7,500,000; vegetables, SS4.50O.O0O. The loss on these crops is already i5 per cent., and the probable loss on live stock and live stock products owing to the fa, lure of hay and forage brings the total loss up to considerably more than 70 millions. Drouth conditions throughout New England are about 'equally bad. In Vermont the hay crop is already so far gone that hay is selling at retail in the country at $20 a ton, an unprecedented price. In New England hay and grain prom ise to be almost complete r'niiurcs, and in Maine, where great quantities of po tatoes are raised, ruin faces the farm ers. In tbi.s state the tobacco crop will be a failure, and truck farmers are al ready plowing up their crop to get the land ready to plant again when rain does come. Rhode Island and Connecticut are slightly better off, owing to the char acter of the soil, than northern New England, but their losses will be enor mous. Hay in F.oston this week jumped from !8 to $23 a ton. and is very scarce at that. In all sections fruit wiil be a very short and poor crop. Added to the drouth loses. the forest tires of the past month have been very severe. On Cape Cod are immense tracts of burn ing woods, and P.oston for three davs has been densely overhung by the clouds of moke. Maine and Vermont have lost many thousand acres of forests, and the f.rea are still raging. Several small villages in Maine have been aimost completely wiped out by fires. Ixeal weather indications do not promise any relief. WAS NEARLY A RIOT. Crowd Kan Over the Guards at Brids-e. A disturbance which took the propor tions of small riot, was caused at the south approach of the Melan bridge Sun day afternoon by the throng of sight seers in attempting to force a way past the guards, who were under orders to keep people out of North Topeka. Sunday the people who have been un able to visit the scenes in North Topeka through the week, were anxious to get a glimpse of the wreekage of the flood and thousands of them fiocked to Kan sas avenue, the only place of entrance to the north side. In the afternoon so many people had already crossed the bridge that the work of the people on North Kansas avenue was being imped ed and Mayor Bergundthal and Chief of -Police Ooff issued a joint order against admitting any more sightseers. At 3 o'clock the guards were instruct ed to close the way absolutely for half an hour. At no time during the day were any but persons owning property in North Topeka intended to be admit ted. For fifteen minutes after the clos ing order was issued the three or four guards who watched the wire at the end of the brifi-e prevented anyone but Eg r- sons driving teams to cross. Then the crowd began to be unruly. A half dozen men pushed and shoved, abused the guards and threatened all sorts of per sonal damage to them if they were not permitted to enter. Then bunching themselves the dis turbers besan a united effort to force a passage. Around them were a hundred people, all of whom wanted to cross though most of them were content to bide their time. But when the wedge began to move the crowd advanced with it. Down went the wire and over went the people. The guards were helplesa. A few of them caught Individuals and attempted to force them back but seventy-five or a hundred got through upon the bridge. At the other end the guards attempted another Ktand but without effect. For a little long-er the guards held back the part of the crowd that had not gotten through with the "rush" and until the half hour was up tney kept the restraining wire in its place. After that the way was practically thrown open and people came and went across the bridge without interference. The work in North Topeka is neces sary conducted under difficulties and It i.s absolutely necessary for convenience to the workers to keep the sightseers out. But the sightseers don't want to stay out. It will be their last chance to see how a flooded town looks and they don't want to miss the opportunity, guards or no guards. The situation is dillieult enough for the officers of the law on week days, but on Sunday when all the stores and offices are closed and the working people are at liberty, there is no holding them hack. KUTZlODY FOUND. It Is Recovered Near Where He Went Down. Two bodies of flood victims weie found Saturday afternoon and one Sun day. Two have been Identified while the third, that of a boy about 10 years of age, is still unknown. The body of the 12-year-old daughter of George M. Story was found almost in front of the home of County Com missioner S. H. llaynes on Noun Jack- j son street, between Norris and Ijuurent. ; It was later identified as air. Story's child. The body of Forrest Kutz, the Shorey school teacher whose home was on North Harrison street, was found a short dis tance from his house, in the west part of Holman's addition near Soldier creek. The funeral will be held at Auburn. Ex-Sheriff J. M. Wilkerson recovered the body. An unknown lad, 10 or 12 years of age, was found in front of 1319 North Jack son street, under a pile of drift. Th's i body was at first supposed to he that' of Raymond Garrett, who was lost itt ! the caosizing of a boat, but It was j proven not to be. The body is at Dc- I moss & Penwell's undertaking estab-j nsnment. these discoveries add but on7 to the list of dead. This list now num bers 31. It. is: EDWARD GRAFSTROM. mechani cal engineer of the Santa Fe. J. W. HOrsER, employed at Wolff's Packing house, fell from Santa Fe bridge. FORREST KI'TZ, teacher: recovered. MISS LOUISE SEAHAVEN. employ ed at woolen mill: bodv recovered. HENRY JORPAN. colored. MRS. ALICE BISHOP, Oakland, died at Christ hospital. JOHN ADAMS. MRS. KIRRTE R I "FORD, colored. 109 Adams street, died at the hospital. An old soldier named WARD of Oak land. RAYMOND, the 5-year-old son of Fireman G. PI. Garrett. Twelve-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.' George M. Storv; recovered. SIMON TAYLOK, colored; body re covered. ' JAMES PHILLIPS, colored, son of above; bodv recovered. JOHN JONES, colored. MRS. SALLIE HALYARD, colored; body recovered. MRS. KENNEDY, colored. MRS. TILDA WATSON, colored. MRS. MINNIE KING, colored. MISS MINNIE PI'RYEAR, colored. MRS. NELLIE WATSON, colored. 60 vears old: body recovered. GEORGE McDONALD.eolored; body recovered. MRS. NANCY SHONKWILER, 1513 North Hayrison. GEORGE SHONKWILER, 1513 North Harrison. MRS. JESSIE STOFT and four chil dren, 1513 North Harrison. P. EDWARDS, colored; body re covered at Central avenue and Soldier creek. MRS. DORA REYNOLDS, colored, bodv recovered. NELLIE M'REYNOLDS, colored, bodv recovered. UNKNOWN BOY", twelve years of age: recovered. The report that the family of J. R. Eskridge of 1419 North Kansas avenue is among the missing is wrong. Mr. Eskridge is working in Topeka while his wife and two children are with relatives in Jackson county, safe and sound. The others who have been reported mirs Ing. but ar3 not known to hp dead, are; George Turbill and family of Central avenue. Dan Faunworth and' family, who moved here recently from Nebraska. Miss Eunice Brown of YVilsey. Kan. .who was visiting here at the time of tiie flood. The fart that many people were rescue,) and taken to the farms and towns north of the river and have been unable to get to or communicate with this side, gives good e-round for hope that they may now be safe on the other side of the river. BFKGLAHS AT WORK. They Are Operating on the South Side. Burglary by the wholesale, due to the excitement of the times anl the shortage of police, has become a practice. Se.-eral small burglaries have been reported during the past week and last ni-rht live houses in I.owman Hill were entered and small articles stolen. The house of D. P. Seott. at Arch street, seemed to be the first of the series. The robbers retrieved it sere, n from a hack v.iiii'icw, lit n lantern thev found, and senrehed the lower .'art of the hou--e while the family slept above. Among the things stolen was a piiir ef valuable biaee lets. The house ef the two next door neighbors. Van Smith and Newton Gran don, were entered in a like manner, out little ef value was taken. Scott's lantern was left at Grandon's bark yard. Two blocks away, at the corner of Tenth end Morris avenues, the bouses of a Mr. Crowe and a Mr. Barnes were broken tnto but the loss was slight. The robbers will no doubt confine themselves to the .sub urban districts, which are poorly policed on account of the extra work thrown upon the force. A Benefit for the Flood Sufferers. There will be given in the First Meth odist church next Friday evening a con cert for the benefit of the flood suffer ers. It will be under the auspices of Mrs. G. J. Mulvane. assisted by our best local talent. The cordial support of the public is desired. Admission 2. cents. Carrick Signs With Philadelphia. Toledo. O., June s. William Carrick. the pitcher who has been playing with the To ledo American association team, has been signed bv the Philadelphia National league and will leave, for that city to night. . THE TE.iT CITY. It Has Been Established on the Douthitt Tract. Ten White Families Are the "Oldest Citizens." SO MOIIE MEALS THERE Food H'on't Be SerTed at the Auditorium. Great Dray Loads of Supplies Arriving Daily. On the Douthitt tract, a tent city has been established with ten families as "oldest inhabitants." The ten families are all white people, and the tents are furnished by the state. It is probable that the tent city will increase rapidly in population from now on. Today is the last day that refugees will be furnished meals and sleeping quarters at the Auditorium. At a few of the other refugee headquarters, meals and beds will be furnished for a fhott time longer, but for the most part, the refugees who are unable to shift for themselves will be required to take up tent quarters on the Douthitt tract. Instead of being a hotel, the Auditor ium is changing into a wholesale gro cery and clothing store. The relief committee will henceforth devote its attention to supplying pro visions instead of meals. A family wi'd have to locate itself in a house, if it can, and if it can't do that, it must take a tent. Then the committee will .sun ply the provisions, clothing and some furniture. It is the plan of the committee to give each family which is left destitute about $'0 worth of furniture. This w ill include cots, chairs, bedsteads and a stove. The committee also has a very large stock of second hand clothing, and will be able to supply a great many familes. Instead of issuing orders on the retail groceries for provisions the relief com mittee will buy goods at wholesale, and issue them from the big grocery depart ment which was established this morn ing at the Auditorium. The first of the stock was purchased this morning from Morns &. Myers ut 900 North Kansas avenue. This firm had a great quantity of groceries which had been through the flood but which were perfectly good. The committee bought the stock. It is probable that the committee will buy up all the groceries which north side mer chants have to offer at reduced figures. The bulk of such purchases are canned goods, such as vegetables, fruit and meat. The committee also purchased today 200 pairs of shoes out of the McMaster stock in North Topeka. The committee stands ready to purchase in large quan tities for spot cash any other merchan dise fro mNorth Topeka which is us able. In this way the committee gets Its supplies at a low price, and the North Topeka merchants can move off their unsalable goods quickly and re alize the money to invest in new stocks. It is of advantage to both sides of the transaction. E.'ll. Crosby says that the committee will probably not buy largely of dry goods and clothing because such things are not in very good condition for use. "If we should buy damaged dry goods to use in making clothes for the refu gees," said Mr. Crosby, "it would raise a great howl of protest." SUPPLIES FROM OUTSIDE OF TOWN. Great dray loads of boxes have been pulling- up "at the auditorium all day today, unloading the supplies which are being sent in from outside towns. There are probably 300 packing boxes on the auditorium floor, waiting to be unpack ed. They contain almost everything; canned goods, shoes, clothing and ma terial for dresses. About 25 bushels of potatoes have also been received. A carload of nrovisions and supplies from St. Joseph. Mo., has been received from St. Jor.enh; that is, it has been received in North Topeka. It will be placed in the hands of A. L- Brooks, the well known North Topeka man, and be distributed hi" him to those on the north edge of the Kaw valley who were left destitute. The carload from St. Joe was accom panied to Topeka by C. C. Pierce, man ager of the Stock Yards Journal, and R. H. Pyles, proprietor of the People's Shoe company, representatives of the St. Joseph Commercial club. A great many of the supplies at the Auditorium have come from Winfield, Dan Wyatt has been placed in charge of the unpacking and sorting of these supplies, and will keep a list of th-: donors, so that the city can extend its thanks to the proper persons. MAYOR OK THE TENT CITY. H. O. Garvey ought to be the mayor of the tent city. He will probably get that position ex-e:'ficio. for be is chairman ot the committee which is looking after he tenters, lie says: '"The state furnishes these tents, but the committee is held responsible for them. Thev must be returned when we are through with them. We do not intend to isue tents indiscriminately. We went th;-m all to be set up on the Douthitt tract, it would be impossible to lock after them properly if we allowed them to scatter all over town and locate on every vacant lot. It would be lik.ly to make oonsideraDle complaint from the neighbors " The establishment of the tent city ousht to put an end to the holiday which the "drones" have been enjoying. There are stili a great many of the North Toneka refugees. especially among the col. red ptople. who are able to work and who will not because they expect the committee to continue to feed them. When the commit tee has the families located and in some measure self-dependent, it will be easier to discriminate between the deserving and the indolent. . The demand for laoorers in .n.iuh i prka if so far in excess of the supply that there is no possible excuse for any able bodied man being idle. A great many girls and women tire getting positions as waitresses and kitchen girls anil the tree employment department of the relief work is busy ail the time. Fate of Mrs. Banilovsky. Chicago, June S. Lured from home bv fellow countrymen who believed she carried a large amount of money, robbed of $00 t.nd then murdered, is be lieved by the police to have been the fate of Mrs. Marie Danilovsky, whose body has been found in a lonely spot on the Illinois and Michigan canal. The police ate also huntin0; for Edward Danilovsky, nephew of the murdered woman, who is believed to, know some thing about her disappearance. An ex pressman also is being sought. Canfield Sends 530. A Topeka gentleman has received from James H. Canfield. formerly pro fessor of the state university at Law rence and now librarian of Columbia university of New York, a check for $10 for the relief fund with a characteristic letter from which we quote the follow ing: "But we cannot wait longer with out sending you the expression of our keen appreciation of the terrible condi tion now prevalent throughout such a large portion of Kansas; a condition 7f)c Mills Going to Boston r Going to the Mountains FOR THE SUMMER OUTING You will surely need to prepare yourself for the trip, and one of the most necessary things is a costume suitable for traveling either a Wool that will stand the hardest kind of treatment, or a Silk that will be durable and still be cool and pleasant to wear. We have fair showings in both kinds may be there'll be a Cut Price attached. See our Wools and Silks by the yard. See our Ready-to-wear Costumes (2d Floor). For a perfection in fit and shapeliness, the new costume should be made over a New La Vida Corset. The lady in charge of that Department being an accom plished Corsetier, will be pleased to demonstrate these goods by giving a private titling. which we realize affects a host of our friends, both directly and indirectly, in whose welfare we still have an abiding interest. With the indomitable spirit of your people the state wiil soon right it self and ride on even keel, but the im mediate suffering must be very great indeed. Will you he good enough to see that the enclosed mite goes to the pro per committee. We wish we could in crease It a hundred fold." WHO WILL PAY IT. Legal Questions About Some of the Flood Losses. Important and interesting legal ques tions which the courts will more than likely be called uion to settle have grown out of the recent Hood situation in Topeka. One of the most important questions and one which threatens to nak? addi tional expense for the railroad interests in Topeka is the question of the narrow in? of the channel of the Kaw river by the Rock Island railroad an l others. The river bed in the vicinity of Topeka has been narrowed from an original w idth of from I'OO feet to about 650 feet. Farmers and property ownrs in the valley wpst of Topeka now threaten t bring suits against the Rock Island rail road for damages to their propertv re sulting from an overflow from the river caused by the filling- in and narrowing of the river bed. Should such cases be brought in the courts, interesting litiga tion would result. Another question which will arise will lv in regard to who shall bear the Iosh of freight in transit which has been dam aged or destroyed. I'nder ordinary olr cumstances the railroad is mad.' to stand the cost of goods lost cr damaged while they aro in transit. But under the present circumstaiires. where the !"s hae b-on occasional by the elements and where the railroad has been powerh'hH to prevent the loss, the question ariep in regard to whether the railroads may be made to Kiand the loss in view of the extraordi narily heavy losses they have already sus tained. The argument is made that in view of the h"avy losses of the railroad the loss of freight ought to be in equity distributed, and others made to share the burden. The shippers will undoubtedly hold another view of the cae and merchants and those to whom goods have been shipped will un doubtedly refuse to pay for goods not de livered or for goods damaged while in the custody of the railroad. SUPPLIES ARE LOW. More Are Needed for Refugees at Reform School. Robert Stone, who has assumed oharfre of the distribution of supplies to the refu gees from the reform school, has reported to the Topeka Commercial cbib that fi.llv 4,(X people are depending on ! nd were be ing supplied from tbat point. "The present stock of groceries is low." he said in a message to President John K. Frott of the Commercial club, "and -Authority is desired to order more from St. Joseph." Arrangements have been made to secure more supplies from the wholesale houses of St. Joseph for the refupees in tbe hills of North Topeka. The iiock Island is maintaining a somewhat regular train service on the St. Joseph branch trorn St. Joe to Hoyt and Klmotit. Goods shipped from St. Joe are delivered on a siding built from the railroad to the reform school. An Injury Done Emporia. Kmporia, Kas., June 8. Emporia is suffering from sensational correspond ents. In Kansas City papers were dis patches stating that Kmporia was suf fering from a famine and that the peo ple were on the verge of starvation and also that an epidemic of smallpox was ragiiiir. The facts are that Kmporia is so well supplied with the necessities of life that the wholesale mercantile estab lishments here hnve been supplying the merchants of neighboring towns v.ho usually deal farther east with groceries and provisions and at no advance in pri"os There is an abundance of provisions here and no increase in the price. The smallpox story is about as baseless. Three families in the north part of the county have been quarantined, but so far as known thre is not a sinsde case of the disease, the quarantining heir,:? done simply as a preventive, as two piersons from Oklahoma were reported to have been sick, of the disease in the neighborhood. Suspects at Menoken Sheriff Lucas and T'nder Sheriff I'.etts went up to Menoken last night on a T'nion Pacific engine and returned witli ! three suspects who are charged with a robbery in that locality. If they are guilty they had evidently hidden the plunder, but were brought in without it. and booked at the county jail as "sus pects." They pave the names of John Leviz, Stanley Petitt and Paul Syot. Teachers' Resolutions. The teachers in the Shawnee County Teachers' institute have adopted the following resolution. regarding tha death of Robert Monteith: "We. the tearheis of Shawnee county, in institute assem bled, hereby extend to our friend and instructor. Miss Mary Montirth, our earnest sympathy at the loss of. her j father, Robert ilonteitti." (pmpan. ON THE EXCURSION, TODAY'S MARKET REPORT. Chicago Wheat Market. Chicago, June S. WHEAT Improved weather conditions brought rut a general selling movement in wheat today arid opening prices were weak, July being 4f?) Ho lower, at 75S,-&7irV:. and with only a moderate demand the prices declined still further. July selling down to 7ir'nVj TSc with in the first hour of trading. Receipts at the thrie points were 45o oars. CORX The firm cables in corn were over-baianced by the excellent weather throughout the entire corn belt and with the weak wheat market the opening prices were lower, July being off Viji,e. t 4hr'i 4so. With little supplies, the market con tinued on the downgrade, July declining to M'n 47TaC OATS Oats opened weaker on the de cline in who;it and corn and on rains from the east and improving weather in the east and southwest. July was 'a'1?? low er at tbe start, opening at ''.'aMec. ar.d with small trading prices showed practical ly no change during- the first part of the day. I'ROVISIONSThe weakness in prams had a depressing influence on provisions and opening prices were easier, with Sep tember pork 5c lower, at $16.75: lard 2:;C lower, at $h.5, and ribs down li'-c, at $S.lo. Chicago Livestock Market. Chicago. June 8. CATTLE Receipts to day. 2tM" heai. Market slow. 7ood to prime steers. M.!Va5.3i; poor to medium, $!. !''(!. S"; s tockers and feeders. ja.rtva4.S1i: cows, $l.i)0i4.75; heifers. $2.5i n.o; cann-rs, $!.& 3.1W: bulls, J2.a'a4.40; calves, (j.TTc HOGS-Receipts today, ?.IMv head. Mar ket steady to oc lower. Mixed and butch ers', $b.H"n7..r, good to choice heavy, 3o e,r 6."f; rough heavy, Js.KVfio.S; light, $5.5. ..1, 5.7S: bulk of sales. Jo.Vitfj5.90. SHKEP- Receipts today, 1K.' head. Market steady. Xative wethers, i&.Svrco , native Iambs, J4.5Mii.00. New Xork Stack. Wall Street. New Tork. June STOCKS Selling of stocks were rt newel at the opening t his morning anil heavy blocks of tbe principal speculative issues were thrown over. The advance in the. discount rate by the Imperial Hank of Germany caused some selling here for foreign account. Canadian Pacific and Twin City were carried down 1! poims. Sugar i1 points, Atchison lJg points. Wis consin Central. Pennsylvania and Missouri Paeitic 3t jwint. Blocks of l.iio to 2.Ji3 shares were dealt in the stocks specified. Chicago Produce Market- Chicafrn, 111., June S. BUTTER Market firm. Creamery, l;V'22o: dairy, l.v-i ls'jc. EliGS-Market steady. Vi'i Hue. I'Ol'LTRY-Market firm. Live turkeys, ItiAl-'c; live chickens. 2Vgl3c. Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas City, June 8. Close WHEAT Julv 5Wo; Sept., f,4c CORN July, 43 '4 44c; Sept., 42tt42-c Topeka Market. Topeka, June . GRAIN. NO. 2 NEW WI1KAT (Wj NO. 3 NEW WHEAT 00 WHITE CORN 4cc YELLOW AND MIXED CORN 4oc NO. 2 OATS 3 w NO. 3 OATS 250 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Furnished by S. K. Lux. successor to W. O. Anderson & Co., 2i0 Kansas ave nue. These are ruling prices, but until train m service can agaio be established, supply is very low. ORANGKS California Washington ra vels, best sizes, $S. '.' 3. 25: off sizes, Vi.7Z0 3.00; choice brands, J2.75''f 2.90; St. Michaels, all sizes, $3.5o per box. LKMONS California, 3u0 and 3V) ize, i3.2T per box; 240 and 4tW sizes, Jo.Ou pr box. BANANAS Fancy Port Limons. S2.!"y"j( 2.75 per bunch; extra large bunches up to $3.. PINEAPPLES Sizes 21, 30, 36 per crate, $;i.jv'c 4.' STRAWKKRRIES Arkansas stock, J1.7S (J2.eu per 24-box ciate. Missouri stock, fan cies. ili.Oe'u 2.5"; Kansas berries, $2 "yt 2.75. BbACKBKKKlES-l'er crate. Sa.00. TAiil.E POTATOES Minnesota Bur bank?. 75f8"c per hit.; Minnesota Runls, per I'll., Tryii'iuc; Colorado Pearls, per bu., .'. '3e. NEW POTATOES Texas, sacked, per bu 1 75: o-sai k lots, per bu., D.to. " HOME GROWN VEGETABLES. GREEN BEANS 1-3 bu. box, S5c. P. A DISHES Pf r dozen bunches. 12'jc: 1" dozen lots, 10c dozen; green onions, per dozin bunches. 15c; 10 dozen lets, 42t-c per dozen. SI'J N'ACI T Per bu., 45c. NEW TURNIPS 4"C per dozen. KiinuhL-In small iots, 2c per lb.; lw lb. lot.-. IV-'. ASPARAGUS 50c per dozen bunches. LETTUCE 2 bu. basket. ?oc. PRSUEY Per dozen bunches, 2.V?. SWEET POTATO PLAN! o :xa .04 PCAWHAOE PLANTS ?1.2o'ji 1.40 per 1,0, CUCUMBERS 75c'oJ1.00 per dozen, dozen. TOMATOES Florida. 6-basket crate. 1?, choice, ?3.5c-: fc-basket-crate. TEXAS NEW ONIONS, per lb., 3c. DATES Pair. 4"'x,'5c per lb.;Fard, fc'dS'io per lb. COOOANl'TS Per 110. J4.M; per dozen, 5ec. 1 'HEESE Kansas T. A.. 14c lb.; New York Stat--. 15c lb.: brick, 15c lb.: Limbur ger. 14e lb.: block Swiss, i6c lb.; 2-lb. Liaisv. lije ib. IP )NEY Colorado. 32-raek case. $4.50 PUTTER. EGGS, POULTRY. PUTTER Creamery, 12" 2c EeJGS Case count. 10c. P il' 3 .TRY Hens, So lb: roosters. T5c each; ducks. 5c lb.: geese. 5c lb.: turk-vs. Pc lb.; young roosters. 5c lb.; live spring 7c 11 : live spring chickens, I2c lb. HAY. Market very firm. PRAIRIE HAY By car JT.&'fci.'iu PRAIRIE II AY By ton (baled) S...1 PRAIRIE HAY (loose) 6.5c-'a7.ii) Topeka Hide Market- Topeka. June Pi iff s paid in Topeka this w-eek, based en ile.s'on piotations ; GREEN SALT CURED FLAT 7o NO. 1 TALLOW 4e City Ticket Ofrice. Union PaciOt Railroad. 525 Kansas avenue.