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TOPEK4 STATE JOUHIfiX TUESDAY EVENING. JUNE 9, 1903.
G Crop Looks Well Despite Eleven Inches of Rain. But Little Lviilence of Hust Has Been Reported. IIAYESG IS C03I3IE'CED. Strawberries Are Being Market ed in Barton County. First Crop of Alfalfa Cut in Western Division. The following is ihf vcik!y climate ari'l i rop r. port for Kansas issued to day by Inreotor T. 1'.. .lenrinus, of th'.; Unit- fl States weath- r bureau. Note. Moil i.aoiliii.-s are still such that no current n ports have been re ceived froin the north half of the state west of Jirown. Ja Its' hi, Shawnee and Obai;e counties. GEN I.'IIAI. (. -ON 1'MTT i NH. Tho week ha bf-'n cool: it was cold At the bctimiinK but lnoelerated very rapidly and was marly normal i,y tne close of the week. Much rain fell in the eastern rnuiitii s the hist days of the P'k with lighter showers in the south ern counties, diminishing toward the Colorado line. EASTERN DIVISION. "Wheat pe-nerally is in good condition: it is Improving; in the Cottonwood val ley in Chase, and looks well even m the north part of Jac kson where over eleven inches fell th.- preceding week. It is not improving in Chautauqua hut is ripening in Mont sr.mi.ry. Corn is im proving in the south where it is c-ttiUsT dry enough to cultivate; in Bourbon a little over half of the corn ground has been planted but it is d med too late to plant much more; nine-t. nths of the corn has been planted in Jackson; m Frown there is mm h coi n ground yet implanted, and ouiiifr to washouts there will lie some to r plant: in Cof fey there is much to plant, but some of th.o coin trround will be planted with Kaffir com and cane: in Chas it is be ing cultivated in the southeast paid, but In Woodson some is turninir yellow on account r.f the k weather and weeds. Oats ar" making a tine Krowih. Crass, both for pasture and for hay has made a lnavy growth. Alfalfa is ready to cut. ami hayintr has licitun in AVoodson awl the southeast part of Chafe, but elsewhere it is generally ton wet. Flax is looking fairly well in Cof fey. Cherries are ripe, and tine. m Crawford and Woodson. Clover is do ing' well in Woodson. lic-iurbon Farmw-c irk has been so re tarded that only a little more than half 8 coin crop "ill be planted; oats and hay makimz a heavy growth; the wheat crop promises well. Brown The ground is still too wet to cultivate: fields have been badly washed and some replantins will have to be dene; considerable ground yet unplow cd, and in low ground will be too wet for some time. Chase Continued wet weather still prevents systematic,, farmwork; inunda ted crops not aamagon so mucii as him reported; corn nee, is cultivating badly: cultivation of eorrf and, cutting of. al falfa have begun ' in the southeastern part of the county: wheat is impruv: :s; most potatoes look well. Chauta aqua Still too wet for farm work, though Home has been done the last two days; wheat not doing well; alfalfa is ready to cut but weather too w t ; one dry week w ould improve crop c nditions wonderfully. 'off y Farm work completely par alyzed "during the past, two weeks: a great deal of com ground not planted; some will be planted to Katlir corn and eai.e instead of com; weeds r-rf)w-in rapidly, but too wn tor corn; flax look ing fairly w-di; Xoosho bottoms badly flooded, d 'Stroying crops on low lands. Crav. ford Too wet for i'ai m work; ch.-n i-s are tine this year; s! raw beri ies are slower from not having enough Fuashine Franklin Cround- dry ing -rapidly dur ing the past two days; corn plowing lias begun in places. .lac k.-i.n-We ek has been too wet for any farm week; considerable corn stilt implanted and much replanting to be clone; the corn that is up needs cultiva tion; wh-at looks well: oats not doing v.eU: cornfields washed in places. Moiii-nini i y ( Vicil. cloudy weathT, wir!i light rains during the first halt or week retarded growth and cultivation; latter part of week mine favorable; some ground will do to plant and culti vate; wheat beginning to ripen. S'nnwno Too wet to get into the fields; not moi' than loilf of the corn planted; oass growing tineiy: pastures alej meadows gnol; cauie d,,jng- well; flfriifa ready to cut but too wet; much damage to e raps in Kau bottoms. W iiseai- .'o farm work done this wck on aeiouni of the, heavy rains last week: nun h i f the wheat kiih-l in the bot toms; c orti also baolv damaged hv the floods. Weodse.r;- Coi n is v.r.-dy and ye-lbnc in p! ii "s: ve-rv litti" farm work being don..; n;iN doing- ve ry well; good crops of elo-.--r and alfalfa; some alfalfa be ing u: ; e la 't ii-s rip-1. Mlldd.i: hlVb'lox. Wle-at is in good ci ae i i ; it m . although It 'els ,:Ct with sou,., setbacks s ,om h:g on' tineiy: in Bailer there is some rust in o.'nts but the wheat promises n.-ar y a foil crop.; it is very promising; hi Stafford, is tine in Carton and S'-dg-we k and is in bloom in Reno. Corn is beok-A-ar.l. but is now grow irg rapidly; It is be ing euiiivat.d in Barber, and on th- upland in lb-no; hot trim !i"lds in ll'no hav le-en injur.al by .-ivertlows ; til- ef tii corn is epiite ye-iiow- in Ed wards, iiats are doing v.") generally lii'i in r.cii.i are leelinir. Fancy is rine In tio- wesp r-i p .rtion. Alfalfa is a good rrep and is b. ing cut for the tirst time; it r- now in the slim 1; in I'.arber. Crass Is very fine. Kathr com and cane are rie.i'.g so wa-n in Ed '. a i .is. S ; ra .vlerrh s are pcing mark' t'd in partem. l'.a rber -Cood growing week: corn making a line start; farmers busv cul tivating corn and planting forage crops; u heat shows a little rust in soots but prnsp.-ets are for a mu. h letter crop than last ye.ai; ian' and Katir corn growing nic.-lv; oats iloi-ig veil; hist crop of alfalfa cut a.al in she k Barton- Fi:''t cri p of alfail ! is being cut; home' grown st i a w ben ies on mar ket; wheat, barley, ati'i cats line'; other i rops very bac k '.'. a rd. Cowley All irons doing well: wheat ('lining out finely; corn making rared growth; alfalfa lo'ivv. iron bang har vested; grass line-; fruits doing wall, fair veld. Kdward- Com and cane5 -."ry yel low: wheat coming into bloom except nn lowlands vleae it is dieiv.-ee; bav in fine condition: gardens doing well; everything nee.Js sunshine. Kingman Wheat and oats in gmi copelition: damage ftnm wet wcitli f Flight: e rn somewhat backward but .-rowing rapi'Ily now; grass tine. , Xe.es.0 llutli Uauiase by. bigh water; wheat in bloom and generally looking fairly wall, corn is fair but most fields are very u'eedy; sniie- cultivating being done during the lutter part of the week; much com on the lowlands is drowned out. Sedgy, i, k-Vheat. oats and other small grains, are looking line; ,-orn looks well but is very weedy; ground has been too wet to cultivate. Stafford Fine week for all growing crops; wheat looks, line and promises a h:i ge yield. WFSTKRN DIVISION. Wheat in general is in good condition, though it shows some signs of rust ir Hodgeman; it is heading in Finney and ljune, and with a little more rain will make a line crop in Ford. It is too cool for corn and it has not made much growth. Oats are line in Ford ana heading- in Finney. Kye is in tin1 con dition: it is heading in Finney, Hod?.' ninn, and Iane. Uarl'.'y is in good con dition, and in Finney is heading. Al falfa is beginning to bloom in Lane, is bing cut in ilodg-cman. and the nrsc j crop is cut in Ford and Finney, hut ir. 1-mm y it is light. Grasp has improved rapidly and stock aie doine; well. Mil le't looks tine in Hodgeman, where they are still plowing for cane and where some Katlir torn lias rotted in tha in-nund. Finney A good growing week: wheat and rye heading and in tine condition; barley and oats are also heading, first crop of alfalfa being cut; good supply of water in river and irrigation ditches: some good lains in the county during the we-ek. Ford Wheat, barley, oats and rye tine; wheat will he a good crop with but little more rain; tirst crop of alfal fa cut: corn has made slow growth; rain riee devi in wist and northwest por tions of the county. Hodgeman Some wheat shows signs of rust; rye seems to be heading will: farmers are still plowing for cane ; some Kaffir corn has rotted in the ground; millet looks tine: alfalfa is being cut. Kearny Dry. cloudy week: too cool for corn; other crops growing well. T.ane Wheat and rye sire heading: alfalfa beginning to bloom; grass" has improved rapidly and cattle are doing well. IN LY3IAS DISTIIICT. Report from Refugees There of an Encouraging Nature. Th'1 flnnd sHlTrrorR of Lyinnn district are liirin vrry wt li indeed, .u-ottrding to n mmmnnirat inn rirfvrrl from tiiat loc-ility by 1 he Starr Journal. Kvrry Jamily in thi I.y ir,an dist rirt th n t h of Soldier crpk L sa fc a nd dry. SuppI i's arc canine; in in a t' !Pda nee fr"m M . i idon, ' r.lmnnt. 1 1 ia wntha and St. Joseph. FranK Adams' place ht in t h adq uarl'Ts tor tin1!!' distr 'bu tin:,. Tho pinck rf'.-iaird is :n pret ry fair rtvnnition. a IV'W havin.tf p'ood in tho wat-T until th-ir logs have b c nie swollen. Tbeso will iirobably din. Tht1 hmic which hnvr bprn floodod arc ; in f wrctrlK'd condit ion prevail:-: m any othr part of North Tonoka. As tn? wit tor has rt-TPdod mnsidprabiy a number aro alrrady lus' ol,janinK mr Their houses ! wh.-ro olimy mud is sttied depp upon the flonrs. The report tiiat tlo-id refueees ar ! housed on farms all tho way from t he I wat r lino tn loridon is eoiitirmod. Tho I proviPion.1 on h;tnrl in the farm horsn iarrd but n d;iv or two. Th"n the sut plv Matmn at thn Adams' plac 1 beoame fi:1 ht adipiarters for food and has sinep .'0:1 tinued. Tlie death of '. Kd wards, al ready announced in tho Siat- Journal is the onlv one known in the Lyman district. ' Those in the relief station are the A. L. j Rrnokf family, J. I'. Rotr and family. II J. Anderson and family. 'Palmare Atlti.i- .-on and Harry Nash. About TT people won" i fed at the place during the highest w,u5r I of the Hood. j Many amusing incidents of the hish wa I ter have been r open-ted by peatman wori ! iriK from the Lyman district. In one house !a lartfo box of soap f!oUod from the kitchen to the parlor, while tne piano stool i floated from the narinr to the kitchen. ! Then a gust of wind closed the door and 1 shut i he. iwn avarr. At the A. L. Hro.-k horn. a. barrel was : set n to float and lcl.p in the forks of .1 t-e.-- Invest iira lion later showed a h-n ir. ! the barrel industriously covoririar-.a rwater soaked ( st. A boatman reported seeing two water soaked skunks sitting on a u noe in R. I Anderson's vard waiting for the flood to subside. At J. TT. Koter's place he was obliged to leave the house Saturday nig-ht for t'car he would be carrie 1 away before davlipht. He spent the niphr in the tree wadiiu? out In the niorninf- to icturn to his house. There, comfortably slpepinp:. he found' his hs Newfoundland dot? upon his couch, comfortable in a bed of quilts and j blankets. The dnp; was immediately ov?ct ' ed and his place converted to the us1 of i Mr. Koter. who was tired and stiff from : his all niht residence in the tree. The pis' bolonmns to lc rrimiey savj the lit of a frotc, for whom it had become too wot. The pis' was fount! sitting upon a porch whilr the frot; maintained a com fortable and secure place upon his back. AS IN DAYS OF 0LI. P. I. Bonebrake Talks About Topeka in 1859. P. T. Bonebrake said today: "Fo''ty four years ago yesterday I tirst set foot in the townsite of Top-ka. The river was crossed by thP Fapan rope ferry. The river was at flood tide, and a little steamboat :assed up the riWr and out the ro;". Topeka was on the main military road from Leavenworth tu i Santa Fe and Fort 1'nion. As a con. ! sequence the road was full of govern- nif'iil ami Mexican teams and those ! bound fur I'ik"'s Peak. To this was 'added Ihe regular immigration trains. As a result, perhaps 30a wagons accu i latd where Xorth Topeka is now lo (cated. The site of North Topeka was all roads and no homes except theise of ith" French half-breeds and sump Kaw Indians. The people who happened to lie caught on the North side had to j stop there about live days until the old i ferry -ould be fixed ur so as to make I the crossing". We then had the same cry for bread as today, but with tin. ! differ nee: Then we all had plenty of inonev. but supplies u ere not to be had. The principal store o:i the South side was kept by I.. Laurent. This store was located on the northeast corner ef ; First and Kansas avenue. After ths crowd got aoretss all the stores weft? soon emptied of all things eatable." "The New York Limited" leaving St. Louis 1J:"0 noein arriving New York six o'clock next afternoon a solid vestibub-. eloetiie- lighted train ! of Library-Smoking. Si-oping, Dining land Compartment Observation Car., running through Entirely Independent cf any other train e.r connection, from St. Louis to Pi! tsburg. Philadelphia aoel : New York. Connects at Harrisburg for 1 ialtintore atiel Washintein is erne of four New York elaily trains running from St. I.e.uis ever Yandalia-Pennsy 1 I varia Reoite. Find out abenit them by i aeldr 'ssing A. I'.. Rib hie. traveling pas i sen;. v agent. Kansas City, Mo., or J. j M. e'h.-sbrough, A. G. p. l.eiuis. Mo. ent, St. j Harrison Was First. County Commissioner Haines' relief ! f"t tb." liood sufferers of Yalene-ia is now ' the joke going around the court house. ! Mr. Haines went to Yal 'neia Thursrlay j by h"rs-.baek to see what the refugees in that locality needed. Mr. Haines found they n.'e-ded tents, fond anel cloth , ing. He made his return trip to Topeka ; by boat. arri ing here kite Saturday, j He at once seuight a e-onferen.-e with (Jnvernor P.ailey to ask for aid for Va lencia, but he fecund That tents, food end e-lothing had been sent Frielay by County Commissioner Harrison, who iharj staye'd in Topeka. Everybody's u-.hle to itching piles. . Ri : h anf poor, old anel young terrible ithe torture they suffer. e;nly nne pvir je urp; I oan's Ointment. Absolutely safe; i can't fail. FK03I MRS. THORPE. Report on the Relief Work of Her department. At the station we have been doinR whatever work came to us during" the the flu-od. connecting our work as close ly as possible with the relief committee plans, find have kept -in touch with all the relief stations by telephone. The iadies of the Arnicry Industrial school and others of i tfK-rieneti, - have given constant help. We have kept coffee and ready meals for worker,-,-a-f well as dry clothing continually. We have clotht-d over 40 babies, and found homes and work for about 75 people. Have showered many until they found rooms cdsewher-, and hove provided meals for very many sheltered in rooms near. I am personally acquainted with nine tenths of the applicants, and those who were strangers wore introduced by peo ple well known to us. so we have had but few cases of grafters. One family, fitted out frenerously the first day. furnished a room and stove and bedding and provisions to last 2 or 3 days, were in the next day barefooted and raaed ajruin. and were sent away. That afternoon they were pitifully pos ing: as starving' beprs'ars in the front rows at other stations. Meanwhile the man of the family was earning his usual waeres every day at his work. Very many worthiest families have been "fitted up in rooms with all neces sary thirds who would not take the help except as a loan. This is the satis fying and blessed work which overbal ances the annoyance of impostures. The workers can never forset an imposter who has been discovered and black list: d once. The donations have been eenerous and constant. The out of town donations received to date are: Four barrels cloth insj from Os?ip;e City, 6 barrels clothing- from Richland, 1 barrel clothing- from Junior Kpworth laegrue. Rurlintrame, 1 bundle clothing from Mrs. Kenneson, Oklahoma. 8 boxes clothing from police matron and King's Tausrhte.rs,with' promise of "more," from Wichita. Cash donations, in all $23.S5. Our work is subject to orders of Chief Goff and relief committee. MRS. LAURA E. THORPK. Police Matron. AN ATTACK ON TRUSTS Is Made by One of the Leading Newspapers of Mexico. Mexico City, June 9. El Impartial (newspaper) publishes an article toilay . which attracts much attention as de- j velopinfj the policy of the federal gov- I eminent towards railways, dealing: es- pecially with the government's recent purchase ef a controlling interest in the Mexican railway in conjunction with its control of the Inter-Oceanic railway, these two lines extending from the Rio Grande to Gulf of Mexico at Vera Cruz, becoming a part of one great unified system. El lmparcial, declares with the ut most frankness that the trusts are bru tal concentrations of capital against the immense legion of the defenseless, oth erwise called the general public. It goes on to argue that the Standard Oil com pany, which it asserts is now the owner of the main central system, has main tained its continued "predominance in the Tnited States by the acquisition of the piineipal railways giving an outlet to the oil pioducer in petroleum yield ing regions, and saya this monopoly if extended into Mexico might inflict great isijury to Mexicans. Bound, to Climb ML McKinley. Keittle, Wash., June 9. Frederick A. Cook, a scientist of New York: Gilbert A. Dunn, a young geologist of Harvard, and Ralph Shainwald, a young botanist graduate of Columbia, forming the Coek expedition en. route, to A,)a ska,, to'makti an ascent to the summit of Mount Mc Kinley, the highest peak on the Amer4 ican continent, have arrived here. The party wil be taken to Cook's Inlet at once. "My work will yet take a high place in the world." said the proud author. "It has already taken it," replied the bookseller "Keen on the top shelf two years." Atlanta Constitution. 1. Experienced. He (after being promptly acecnt e;:l) Why didn't you say "No" at first and keep me in suspense for awhile'.' I under stand that is the -,ay women gener ally do. She Well. I did . try that once, and anel "And what?" "He didn't ask me .the second time." Not Dangerous. "Windig is a nice fellow, but he is liven to exagger ating." "Y'es. but that 'ault is counter balanced by ...one thing." "What is that?" "The general in 'lisposition of -pf'O-P 1 e to believe him." His Experience. Publisher Did the people of Stringtown receive you warmly? P.e;ok Agent Well, I guess yes. They made it so ! ot for me that I :ook the first train out of the place. A rf'. . T OR HEW BRIDGE. Street Car Bents I sed For an Approach. These Will Carry a Temporary Structure. SO STREET CAli TRACKS 51r. Myers Withdraws Propo sition to t'se Bridge. Gas and Water Companies to . Have Mains on Bridge. At the council meeting last night, the city railway withdrew its otfer to build a line across the bridge, and the county and city entereel into an agreement to immediately construct a pile bridge in place of the old north approach. The pile bridge will be constructed on the bents of the old street railway bridge, and will therefore "jog" out of a straight line. This will leave an open waterway for the construction of a per manent approach, or additional span, lor the Melan bridge. L. E. Myers offered to give the city, free of charge, all the valuable bridge timber left of the city railway bridge. There is almost enough of this to build the bridge. The county contributes two car loads of piies and a lot of salvage from the Kansas liver bridges, and agrees to deliver this salvage on the ground. The city will pay the cost of building the pile structure, and John Rogers, county surveyor, will serve as superin tendent of the work, together with City Engineer McCabe. There were really two separate coun cil meetings last night, and a meeting of the streets and wa Iks committee. All had to do with the Pood situation. Th first meeting was in regard to the street car light of way ac ross the bridge. Mr. Myers, vice president of the company, had discovered tiiat the county com missioners were' prepared to tight the propositiem to a finish, and had a long resolution of protest ready to spring on the council, and he therefore made a brief speech in which he stated plainly that the -company did not consider that its offer to reconstruct the Melan bridge had been taken in the proper spirit by the commissioners, and that he would absolutely withdraw all propositions w hich he had made. The council seem ed to agree with Mr. Myers that the railway had maeie a good offer, but ac ceded to his request to be allowed to withdraw it. Next1 the council called Jesse Shaw, of the water company, before it anl secured a statement from him as i,j what the water ct rnpany proposes to do about the main which it laid across ther bridge on Monday. "1 am sorry we could not lay a larger main," said llr.Shaw, "but tins was ah we had. We will turn the water into that, main Trfesday as soon as we can fix a hydrant at Norris and Kansas avenue which has been washed out." , The city aftprney asked if the main which the 'company has laid was in tended to be termanent. or if the eom pany claimed the right to lay a main on the bridge permanently. "We do not expect to leave that main where it is." said Mr. Shaw. "It ought to be under the pavement. We believe that we have a right on the bridge, but I believe that the city will find that the water company is willing to Uj whatever is right in this matter.' It was deoieled -to. postpone any action in regard to the water main o.uestion. The principal thing seemed' to be that the main was across the river, just a everybody wanted, but that at some THE FATAL COLLAR. I! THEN HE THOUGHT IT OVER. . : C-n hi X ' . -' '"vUf :- h ---: i , . ibTi s":" ""-'.'' '."'." - - , 'f"-".' i - Mr. Knownothing: "I really hope you will excuse me for saying what I did. I I didn't think." Miss Knowitall: "Oh, I'm sure you didn't, Mr. Knownothing. It wasn't to be expected of you." future time a change might be neces sary. GAS COMPANY'S CONTRIBUTION The. Excelsior Coke and Gas company, through C. K. Holliday, handed Mayor Bergundthal a check for $:K) last night for the flood sufferers, with a prom.se to raise this to Jl.oOO or more it neces sary. This handsome contribution was made just after the city had passed the fol lowing resolution: "Be it resolved by the mayor and council that the Excelsior Coke & Gas company be permitted to lay a gas main across the Melan bridge for the purpose of supplying North Topeka with gas; the privilege of laying said main being only temporary and to b" laid in a temporary manner and to hi removed upon the order of the mayor and council upon reasonable notice be ing given to the gas company." The temporary pipe will be laid across within the next two days. A resolution was also adopted thank ing Mr. Myers and the street railway company for the use of all the bridge material which the company had left. It is probable that the city railway will run a trolley- wire across the river, and tiperate its cars in North Topeka as a sort of a sideshow to the main system over here. It has two cars over there which have literally been there since "before the flood." When the council had finished up the discussion of the street tar tracks, the water main and the gas pipe, it hael exhausted the scope given it by the special call. So it was decided to call another special meeting instanter for th purpose .of talking about building the pile bridge. Meeting No. 1 adjourn ed, and meeting No. 2 convened at 8:45 o'clock. Meeting No. 2 did nothing except rcf'-T the etuestiein of repairing the bridge to the streets and walks committee with power te) act. IMPORTANT COMMITTEE MKKTIN'i. It was decided to hold a meeting of the streets and walks committee immediately and the three county commissioners were en hanel to participate in the consultation. The meeting was hclel in the city attor ney's eitfie'e. It was at this meeting that the details previously mcntiemeel for the construction of the pile bridge were fixed up. The Bradbury pilodrivor, which is undr contract with the county, will be used to replace bretken piles and set ones in The prey.oscel bridge. All bills tor labeir up to trie prese'iit time will be paiel half and naif hv the county anel city. Beginning teilav. all bills for maintaining the pontoon brielge and building the pontoon oiidge will be raid by the city. The men will be paid tff em the 18th. The committee and commissioners ad iomned with the best of feeling existing between them. The commissioners sem to he trving to do the square and liberal thing 'with the city in the present diffi culty. Flying Squadron Abolished. Washington, June 9. As a result of the postofiice investigation, what is known as the flying squadron of special agents of the rural free delivery service has been abolished as useless, anel the five men engaged in the work trans ferred to other fields. These men in vestigated matters in all other divisions and re;iorted direct to Washington, while all other special agents report.! to the headeruarters of their respective di visions. Big Gold Strike Near Yuma. Dallas, Tex., June 9. A special to the News from El Paso says: Authentic re ports from private sources ree-eived here today tell of a big gold strike made by a Mexican prospector, four miles north of the King of Arizona gold mine, sixty miles from Yuma. The.claim is said to be far more promising than the King of Arizona and has created tremendous ex citement. Constance Gracia Crushed to Death. Paris, June 9. Constance, the young daughter of Archibald Gracie of New York, was erusheti to death in an ele vator accident at the Hotel De La Tremerlle last night. Mr. Gracie is a relative of President Roosevelt. Negro Murderer Lynched. Macon, Ga June 9. W. Cope Win stow, jr., whose father was one of the leaeling members of the Georgia bar, was instantly killed by a negro named Banjo IS' 9 I f III. Robbed All Round. Merchant Yes. I've lost my entire fortune. Our most trusted employee robbed us o( enough to force my company into bankruptcy. Friend But you surely saved some thing from the wreck? Merchant No. We found the re ceiver as bad a the thief. ft..-' ? His Line. The oid gentle man was serious. "You should de cide now what you wi!i do," he wrote. "What line do you think you wili take up?" In his reply th toy was equaliy serious. "The rush line," he said. Sorry She Speke. "Mr. Highball." saiei the landlady, "why are you stir ring your coffee sr. strenuously?" "I am trying the physical culture cure on it for weakness," re sponded the come dian boarder. mm. Peavy, on the former's farm near Fort Valley, yesterday afternoon. The negro owed Mr. W'insiow a small amount of money and was asked to work out the debt. " He refused impudently and shot Mr. Winstow through the forehead. Be fore instow cieei he fired twice at his fleeing assailant without effect. When the news was brought to town a posse was organized and the country searched. Peavv was soon eaptureel and turneel over to the sheriff. At S:;',0 o'clock last night officers and guard 'were over powered and the negro taken to a grove within the corporate lhnits, where he was hangedd and his body riddled with builets. The dead young man was the main support of his widowed mother and three sisters. ROCK ISLAND OPEN. Passenger Trains How Enter Topeka Depot. The Rock Island train service is nou as extensive as coulel be expected con sidering the existing conditions. That roail has had a great many more mis fortunes tei contenel with in this vicinity than the Santa Fe. Trains are no v run into the Rock Island depot. The wen'k was eleme ejuie-kly eonsieiering the fact that its trucks were washed out by the new channels in North Topeka, which had te be bridged before trains could be run. Now that the line has at last been opened the trains are beifM run on schedule time as near as it' is possible to do so. The Colorado line has not yet been opened up, but Colorade passe-ngers are now being handleel by way of Hortoti, Belleville and Fairbury. Neb. These trains strike the main line at the lat ter point. It is stated that the Rock Island's tracks between McFarland and I Manhattan are washed out for a dis tance of about twenty-five miles, but in spite of this the officials say th it they expect to have trains running be tween those points by Thursday night. The Rock Island has no Kansas City service as yet. Rock Island trains run over the Union Pacific tracks between here and Kansas City, and the Union Pacific has not yet made mue-h head way towards repairing that line, al though they are doing- their best under the e-ircumstar.ces. H is not thought that trains can be operated over that line for at least a week. The Santa Fe expects to get thcii Kansas City line epen in about four days. One of the officials made a state ment to this effect this morning. They expect to be into Holliday in about two days. Holliday is only about thirteen miles west of Kansas City. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. The funeral of Dr. Peter McViear was held from his residence at Washburn college at 2 p. m. this afternoon. The funeral of Robert Monterth was held yesterday afternoon from the fam ily residence, 700 Fillmore street. Mr. Monteith was born in Forteviot, Perthshire. Scotland, in 1840, and was in his sixty-third year. He came to America in 1S71. ami has lived in To peka twenty-four years. He worked for the Santa Fe for sixteen years, but has been operating the planing mill bearing his name for the past eight years. He was a member of Orient lodge" No. 51, A. F. & A. M., the Royal Arcanum, No. 11 A. O. IT. W. and Columbia lodge No. 60, Knights and Ladies of Security. Mr. Monteith is survived bv his wife and four children. Robert Monteith. Jr., who lives in San Luis .Potosi. Mexico; Wm. B. Monteith. who was associated with his father in the planing mill; Miss Anna R. Monteith, a teacher in the high school, and Miss Mary Monteith, who teac'hes at Clay school. Nels Anderson, S3 years of age, died at Christ hospital this morning. Explosion on British Warship. Gibraltar, June 9. A boiler explosion occurred today on the British cruiser Good Hope. An officer and six men were injured. LOCAL MENTION. Lane Chapel Colored Methodist church has contributed $5 to the fiexid relief fund. The total subscribed to the flood relief fund by the school children of Topeka is $406.25. The Commercial club has an inquiry from Randolph. Illinois, for the familv of Wichliff Miller, of North Topeka. Leave word at the Commercial club. The county commissioners will call on the assessors in the flooded districts in the country to report the families that were left in destitute circum stances by the flooel. Mr. and .Mrs. M. F. Kvprs. and two children, of Hancock, Mie-higan, arrive.! in the city Monday for a visit -with Mrs. Evers' parents. Mr. and Mrs.Thos. S. Lyon, 1401 College avenue. John Comstock is trying to interest the relief oejmmittee in the establish ment of a repair stati-m on this side of the river where household furnishing, such as furniture anel stoves, that were injured in the flood can be repaired. Mrs. O'Riloy Th' top av th' mornin' yz. Mrs. McNutty. An' how is yer ould man this fe.in mornin"? Mrs. McNutty Shore, an" it's terrible bael he do be. Mrs. O'Riley. ptorra a bite can he ate .-xoipt phwat he drinks. Chi cago Daily News. Iondon F.obby AA'hitechapel is over that way, sir, but it's a dangerous neighbor 'ood. Personnllv Oondueted Tourist Oh. T ain't afreerd. Why. hies? your soul, I've been j t h rou gh C h ica go Funk. TODAY'S MAKKET KKPOHT. Chicago Livestock Market. Chie-aco June d.C ATTT .F Tiiwint s to- I ela-. 3.e head. Market t. ;uly. ;.o.l to prime ste-ers. $4..'i pefor to medium, $l.eH'.i4.S": ptockers anel fee'.l.'rs. .ny,i J.ve.: rows, Sl.''-'i 4.7o; heife.TF. i'l.-yi ".'lr, .'an ners. ?l.eie'(.,3.u0; bulls, $2.:JU l.oo; calv.-.s, $2. --.(. 75. 1-KJS RccPipis to.lHy. .-.iv head. Mnr ke t l'ie hieher. Mixeel an.l hutrhr', $.r).eiH.ti; gofiel to e-hoie-e he'Jlve-. .'n .12's: rruSh heavv. ?r,.7'""i .".. : lisht, $:'-' 5i': hulk of Kile. $5.; sS-iH.fm. SHEKP Receipt? to.lny. .W hei.l. Sheeje anel leimhs te;ieT . Gooel to eli'Me-e weth.-rs. $4.515.25; fair to choice mixe.l. 511.4.25. Chicago Wheat Market. Chicago. June YI? liAT Thre won; pressure to . I1 m.-mile sted in the wii:vH j pit at the opening teidny. but ni(K w.r. ; a trills easier on continued i-on-1 weath'-r ' July heinsr line hnnsHl to -c Seiwer. aT 75 'a 7540. lK-al irae'er? V re :j e-oru'a I : somewhat by 1h- steady lone of e-abl.-.-. anel boutiht epiite lre'ely. but trading in ; general was not lare;e- anel prie- s sh .w. d little change. Ree. ipts at M inn.-apolia, i Dulnth and CP.ieaco were ;l"i ceirs. ' Cl 'RX 1'orn e.p. neei eeisi. r on lowr : cables and liberal ce.untry ofierincr. with 1 July 1ii.ic l"Wer. at 47r,sf 47:-4e-. ('ennmls- i sion houses Id fre-e-lv. but a lair demand j pi e vented any ep edine. in i-es heldin ste-wdy arounel the opening figures, locul ite-eii'ts wt re 447 e ars. OATS Further lains in the east, tev ! srether with the e-asi r te.ne in e,ihe-r (Trains, j hael a e'u pressing intiuenee- in oats at lhe; start, Jtdy lieinn t'rie lowr. at .157f.'e? t :',i;'.-se. I..cai trailer? were pne:d btivers ot July and the market was firm at the dec-One- I.or-al re-.-eiots were 3' car:t. I'KOVISR'iNS B. Iter prions for hn.is pave an upward trend to provision? at rhei openir.e. hut trad hie was dull and featur--1pss September jierk opened 5c hi.srher, at JlS-iO; lard 8Sg5c t BSTVae higiier, at ART'S CHLORIDES THE ODORLESS DISINFECTANT Use according to the instructions on the bottle. A little extra care just now may prevent mue:h sickness and ex pense. Make your home perfectly san itary by sprinkling a little of Hobart's Chloiides in your cellars, sinks and cesspools; pour a little in the waste pines and drains. It makes the air sweet and pure. No disease germs can live where this preparation is used. Its use prevents Typhoid and Malarlt. Don't be negligent, but DISINFKCT before it is too late, disease lurks in every damu corner. You may obtain Hobart's Chlorides at Hobart's cut-rate drug store, 500 West Tenth -street. Price 30c per quart bot tle. Your money back if you want it. 500 West Tenth Avenue. Both uhones 450. --,2'SS.05, while ribs were up 2!ac. a: Xanga of Pnoei Furnished by J. E. Gall. Commissions. Gram, Provisions, Cotton and Stocks. Office llo West Sixth street Teleph n 4m. Correspondent Christie Gram and Stock Company, Kansas Cite, Mo.J Chicago, June .. Clo&a !::!0 Yes. if""- e;:' -" 4- 4k l'J',8 47V -.; 33 37 Od is (ia lb 0 1 ",5 S i'o S 'j0 WHEAT July (old) Si jit (old) . C Ut.N- Julv Sept OATS Julv Sept PORK Julv S. pt LA KIT Julv Sept Rins Julv Sept Open. 47 '.16 SO . S SO Kansas City Grain. Furnished by J. K. Gall. Commissions, Grain. Provisions. Cotton and Stocks. Office lie West Sixth street. Telephone 41. Correspondent Christie Grain and Stock Company, Kansas Citv, Mo. Kansas Citv, June 9. C:en. 10; ;o &y hi-.3 &7s 43; 4?i ta WHKAT Julv Sept CORN July .... Se-pt .... Cotton Market. N'pw York, June 9. COTTOX Oppninf? in the cotton market today vas one of the noisiest and mast exeitinpr nC the sfson. July advanced to $U.f8, September to $!".:. 1, Angupt to $11.30 and IVcmbfr to The advance was a continuation of tne pcare of shorts started yesterday and was attended by further talk of s July corner and reports of crop damage. The Liverr 4 cable s Wfr-re lower than expected on ihfl old crop, but higher on the n-w, while w Orleans was aeain strong with July selling up to $13.(7. After the call b re there w-is tremendous realizing and Juiy deciinc! :o $11.5. while August reacted .o $il.!. The nf-w crop mom hs, however, bf'ld mot of their advance and the undertone was ner vous and unsettled. Xew Orleans, Ti., June f. C OTTO X The chi't" feature of thf cotton market oprung here tiday was the ndvanee. of H IHunts in September to- $l'..T5 under The rapid tire of bidding by tlv bull leaders. The remarkable rise in Ju!y continued, that option going to JKi.o, at the cini.g. August advanced 21 points. Chicago Produce Market. Chicago, Hi.. June 9. BUTTER-M.1 rkct lirm. Orenmerv, 3,i22c; dairv. lrisic. KOGS Market steaJv. V.;t Wr, POULTRY- Market steady. live tur keys, hYa 2e ; live chickens, 13c. Jfew York Stock. Wall Street, New York, June 9. STOCKS Heavy selling orders appeared in the stock market at the outset and car ried down the principal J'aciric coalers, southwesterns and specialties from - to a point. Kansas and Texas lest points. St. Taul also, after going diwn down point, recovered to nearly a p'.int over last night. Dealings were on a very large sea le threugh the list and small gams in a lew specialties were the only exceptions to tho weaknciss. lopeka Market. Toneka June 9. GRAIN. NO. 2 XEW tVHKAT 6O0 NO. 3 NEW WHEAT 5,i0 WHITE CORN 4-0 YELUtW AND J1IXKD CORN c NO. 2 OATS 3K! NO. i OATS 2sa FliUlTS AND VKGETABLE8. Furnished by S. E. Lux, successor to W. O. Anelersun & Co., 210 Kansas ave nue. 1 The-se are ruling prices, but until train service can again be ersiabiisheel, supply Is very low. ORANGES California tVashineton ra vels, best sizes, $S.(K3.35: off Slz. s. I2.75J S.imi; choice brands, $2.75'y 2.'jc; St. Michaels, all sizes. f:).&i I"-r box. LEMONS California. 3'10 and 30 sizes, $T..ii per box; 2H and i sizes, ja.ni p.-r be.x. JiANANAP Fancy Tort I.imopp. $2.25 ? 75 per bunch; extra large bunches u be $3."''. T'lNF.M'PI.ES Sizes 24. 30, Zo per crate, $3.5'..i4..'. STRAWRERRIES Arkansas .-took. Jl o 5i2.'"J ir 24-bi.x date. .Missouri stock, fan cies 2..'"''2.5.i: Kansas b.-rries. J2..- . 2.75. ULACKHEKWFS-f'er crate. ii.CO. TA1U.E 1 'OTA TOES Minnesota Bur banks. 75''itle- pi r liu.; Minn, s ita Rurals, I.e.- bu., .."'ei&ec; Colorado 1'caris, p.-r bu.. NEW POTATO ES -Texas, s-u ked. bn . $!."".: 5-sack lots, per b'l.. l..'o. per HOME GROW N A EGETAiSEES. GREI-:N R.EANS 1-3 bu. Ih.x. 5c. l-lAE'lSHES l'.-r el.JZcn bunches. I2!2c: 11 d'.zen lots. P'c elozen; Ktee-,i oniotis," per ooze u bunches, 15c; 10 dozen Ida, ;c .cr de)zn. SI ' I N'ACH-Pe r hti.. 43c. NEW T CRN IPS 4"C per dozen. KlU'RAKH-ln small lets, 2c lb.; lb. lots. Pre ,. SPA RAG I'S 5cc per dozen bunches. ).! ,'1'TL'C E 1 2 bu. basket. PAHS1.EV Per ele.zen bunches, 25c. SWEi-IT POTATO, I'l-ANTS 7.t( $J M "c.XBT-iAOK I'EANTS-J1.2:,'r-l.ie) per l.fr. Crct"Mlil-:RS ,5c'J1j.' p. r elozen. d zen. T( 'M A TOES Florida. fi-basket crate, v.5 choice . jS.v; ..-liask. t-crate. TEXAS NEW ONIONS, per Me. 3c. LiATEri Fair, 4;2l'5c per lb.;KarJ. S9r-4a er lb. ' CejCOANTTS Per K). U; per de-,z.-n, 51 c. CHEESE Kansas Y. A., :4c lb.: New York Slate, 15c lb.: brick. 1,'c lb.: Limbur p.r. 14,. lb.: block Swiss, iOc lb.; 20-lb. L"ais-. 'eic 11). IiejN E y Colorado. 32-rark cas. Vi.50 W'TTKK. EGOS, POULTRY. P. PTTE It Creamery. 12Tc. T-l'le ',S C:ise count, 10c. POn.TRY-H.ris, sc lb each: eic.cks. 5c lb.: .Eeese, 0c lb.: vejuns: roeistrrs, 5c 7c lb.; live spring e-hicke-ns II AY. Marliet verv lirrn. PRAIRIE HAY Ry car . roosters. 15a 5c lb.: turkeys, lb.: live spriua I2c lb. ...$7.5o- PRAIRIE HAY Hy ton (bal.tli PRAIRIE HAY (loose) Topeka Hide Market. To-,,. fca. June . Piie-e? pairl in Topeka this week, based on Rcston ep.ietations : GREEN SALT CURED FIVT 7a NO. 1 TAJ-J-OW 45