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Appointed Cnlted State Circuit
Judge Today.
Succeeds tlie Veteran Jurist,
Henry C. (.'aid well.
Politicians Understood He YVas
to Have the Place.
Endorsement of Nearly
the Entire I5ar.
Already Three Active Candi
dates for Vacant Seat.
They Are Justices Johnston and
Pollock and C. II. Smith.
Washington. June 12. William C.
Hook of I.ea vcnw orth. Kan., has been
selected To succeed Judge Caldwell, who
recently resigned the circuit judgeship
of the Eighth district. Judge Hook is at
present a district judge.
Hook has
by Ka nsas
Caldwell j
The appointment of .Tudu:
been confidently expected
roittioinns v. lienever Jo-ic
f-houM retire rjenera! Solicitor Coch-
ran of the Missouri Paeitio was a promi- 1
Judge William Cather Hook, Named
Succeed Judge Caldwell as Judge
n- r t candidate, but he withdrew from j
trw race several weeks mi:o and renewed
Lis contract with the Mi?-oiiri T'.acitic.
The only o'h"r prcminer.t candidate for
the place was Judqe Smith McPherson
cf Iowa, like Ju ice I look a United
J-t.-it's district judge. Each had strong
endorsements from the politicians of his
rt.it- but 'tie fact that Iowa already has
two cabinet others, and a number of
ether c.tv1 federal places, worked
ayair.Ft Mcpherson. Judge )I,.ok had
f:-' i lahusemetit of practically all the
K.iwis i!t publicans and the liar of the
The Eighth federal circuit, over which
Juou'e Jicok will pr.side with three other
j. ilc.es. tak- s in a large ten Unry. t is
lo.ole up of the states ,.f ArkatlJ-as. Mls
n.iu i. Iowa. Minnesota. North Dakota.
alth Lakota. ''ornin. Kansas, Ne
l:.iska -m'i "olni.i.io. There were for
tt" rly only tht e judges (,n the ciri'uit
ri'-ti of this circuit, hut it i:- so large
t!,:ll r riOKress - snltc tinie y CO added a
f-'iirlh. and Judac ':iinivnUer cf W'yo
r: ir.e- was .-; i-pcinte:! to it. Tin- either
t 1 c at .larle Thayer "f St. i.'U!S and
.lu-lgc Sanbern of St. raid. Judge t'ald--
of Little Koek. who has just re
ared and whom Judge Hook will suc-
.-j, was apjiointed by President l.in
e!n. Tie" ircuit court sirs at three
1 i.ues St. Louis, St. Paul and Denver.
.In Ige Hook is a native of Pennsyl
vania . He was hoi-n in Ireene county
In that stnt'1 on September 9), lv'o.
His fathM. Eno Hook. eniicratd to
Kansas in UOK. arid settlei' :ii i.eaven
worih. and tie- m w circuit .ta'.ge has
alwas lived th'ie He startrd in the
I.oawnuoi 111 s.dni'.ls w h -n p'ivid J.
Prew er. now on the sviprente n, nch of
the United St.'it-s. was su peri n t etlden t
1 the Eea-rr;Worth sc-hools.
In 1T... itnnie.iiateiy af'.er his gradua
tion f'oni tite I,. a -enworth high school.
1 - 'riieifd tile law ot!i,-es of CIoue;h &
V, h ,i. and after reading law there for
e t !!..- lie fnteiei the law school of
v.' as Vtl ton university, at" St. Louis,
peo; 'hieh he graduated in 17 Snon
av'is he formed a law partnership
laaaejj Kaker, afterwards United
; eiuitor. and remained associated
S nator Bak"r and John H. At
until January U:o. w.hcn h
'.I pointed l.v President M, Kirp y
i h
ja.:nshipof th
on t for the .
a e.-j .Ja it.e
1 Ttllcd States dis-
stro t of Kansas,
f. i-osier.
have many of the lawyers
ibiiean leaders bee,) that Judge
1 be promoted lo the circuit
alroa dv a
pirite 1
oi;o.-r o ej- ms successor o n tli OlS
trict bench an i has bee,, f0r weeks.
Senator Long, Slate Cliairnian Alba ugh,
Grvinaa- I'.ailey. Cyrus Poland and a
few others have refused to line up in
he contest for th'- district iudg"shin
est for
until Judge HooV was
the citaiit. bench, lint
that Goverror Bailey
iL' iy landed on
is undetiood
nd Leiand and
Albaugh, at least, will support cither
t 'AM i ,yjW
Chief Justice Johnston or Justice Pol
lock of the state supreme bench. Both
are Motive oa nd ida t es for the placer.
Charles Blood Smith is a third active
candidate, and it is supposed that he will
have ttv- support of Senator Burton.
National Committeeman P. W. Mulvane
is loV him. and ho has the harking of
eastern interests which carry with them
the support of corporate intiuences.
Ariotner man who is strongly talked
of for the place is N. H. Lnnrais, hut
Mr. Loomis is not an active candidate.
He has a strong backing among the
lawyers, however, and while the Union
Pacific railroad, for which he is general
attorney, wants to keep him in its ser
vice, his appointment is by no means
an impossibility in case the Republi
can leaders can got tog-ether on none of
the other candidates.
The outcome of this contest is hard
to determine, I31.1t it will probably not
b? drawn out very long. The candi
dates are all able lawyers and there
will probably be no personal bitterness
in the content. It was reported a short
time ag" that President Roosevelt
mieht not appoint a circuit judge to
succeed Judge Caldwell until fall, but
the president stopped this report by
sayiritr that he would postpone the ap
pointment until after his Cleveland
trip, which was equivalent to saying
that he would make It as soon as he
returned from Cleveland.
lie reached Washing-ton from Cleve
land at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon,
and todav he appointed Judge Hook. It
is probable that he will act promptly
in the appointment of a district judge
when the candidates, have presented
their claims to him.
lii case either Chief Justice Johnston
or Justice Pollock should win the priz-.
Governor Pailey will have the appoint
ment, of a justice of the state supreme
court to make.
Temperature Ranges Between 51 and
68 Degrees Today.
" J
The government forecast for Kansas
sent out today
by the government
was: "Generally fair
weather bureau
Today by President Eoosevelt to
of the U. S. Court of Appeals.
tonight and Saturday except possibly
showers west portion."
The wind at noon was northwest
blowing six miles nn hour. The hourly
temperatures recorded by the govern
ment thermometer today were as fol
lows: 7 o'clock el 11 o'clock..
S o'clock r.5 j 12 o'clock..
;i o'clock SS I 1 o'clock,.
10 o'clock X 2 o'clock..
Government Will Send Them
from Fort lii ley.
Tomorrow work will begin in earnest
upon the laying out of the tent city
which is to contain the homeless refu
gees from the flooded district north and
south of the river. A thousand tents be
longing to the United States army are
on the way from Fort Riley in charge
of a corporal's guard which will super
intend their setting up and will remain
in charge of the government property
as long as the tents ate in use.
11. O. Garvey, now in temporary
charge of this feature of the rescue
work received notification from the war
department last night that 1,000 tents
would be placed at his disposal. Five
hundred of them have been expressed
from Fort Riloy and will probably
reach here tonight while the other 500
will come by freight later. They wall be
transferred at once to the Douthitt tract
where they will lie placed in the most
sanitary and comfortable situations
available. In the arrangement of the
illatre and the nrovision of accommoda-
ttons" for the comfort of the inhabitants
many of the suggestions outlined in the
.state Journal of Wednesday will he fol-
! imv.-i nut
With this abundance of tents each
family will be given ample shelter so
that half a dozen persons wdth all the
household furniture allotted them may
not be crowded into a 10 by 12 tent.
I Each family will be given two or three
; fpn, ,, :th flies so arranged that slen
; jner an,t living apartments may be sep-
irated. It is raobable that these tents
will be floored as manv r.f the families
,,111 have to oeonnv their onarters for
I weeks Water from the citv mains can
I , cHvcm tHcm eaaik- one! o ..lifahle
; ca i-hage system can be instituted. It is
' intended that some one in the employ of
the relief committee shall be given per
1 manent charge of the village.
Walkout in Ten Hotels.
Chicago, June 12. Union employes Jn
ten of the large hotels struck early to
day. Approximately two thousand men.
i chiefly waiters and cooks, ate out.
Murdered Kins and (Jueen Are
Placed in Family Vault.
Further Details of the Coward
ly Assassination.
Wanted Alexander to Sign a
Defamatory Document.
He Promptly Killed the Man
Who Submitted It to Him.
Belgrade, June 12. King Alexander
ami wueen jraga, wno were assassin- ;
atea in the royal palace, were buried
during the night in the family vault of
the Obrenovitchs in the chapel of the
cemetery of St. Mark.
The interment was carried on in com-
plete secrecy between 1:30 and 3 o clock :
this morning. Colonel Naumovics will 1
be buried tills morning. The city is
lavishly decorated with flags and the
national colors. All officers yesterday
removed Alexander's cipher from the
cockades of their caps.
Vienna, June 12. Dispatches from Bel
grade say that since the late King Alex
ander's last suspension of the Servian
constitution the army had been ani
mated by hostile feelings toward both
the king and queen.
The revolution was planned months
ago. Secret committees were organized
in the country rfnd worked in co-opera- ,
tion with the army. The leaders of the j ing to a railroad olfiri.H, who has ar
revolution are said to have been the I rived at Budapest from Belgrade, march
new ministers, respectively M. Shioko- j ing on the Servian capital with full war
vies and M. Ve'.ikovics. and the Sixth I equipment and artillery.
regiment of infantry garrisoning Bel- f'1,ll0,June 1;:'-'!',,!' Serian 'mlni
, , . .i. I ter here has received confirmation of
grade was designated to carry out the j th statement that Eeither Russia nor
plot. It was originally intended that j Austria will interfere in the Servian
the plot should lie executed later, but
fears that the new Servian parliament
would settle the succession to the throne
hastened matters.
Colonel Naumovics, the adjutant of
the king was entrusted with the execu
tion ot the plans. While on duty at U
o'clock at night Naumovics burst in the
door leading to the sleeping apartments
of the royal couple with a bomb and
then entered, accompanied by Mi.schich
and a number of officers. The palace
guard had been overpowered and its
commander. Captain Pauajowio, was
killed. Naumovics presented to the king
a form of abdication for his signature.
The document contained the statement
that by marrying a "public prostitute"
the king had degraded Servia and that,
therefore he must abdicate. The king's
answer was to dwiw a revolver and kill
Naumovics on the spot.
Misohieh then picked up the document
and presented it again, and the king,
who perceived his danger, fled wdth
Queen Draga to the palace roof. bo;h
being in their night clothes. The officers
followed, continuously fighting and ulti
mately shot the royal couple down.
Major Luka Lararewucs, who had been
under the king's displeasure for two
years, is said to have fired the shot
which actually killed the king. At 2
o'clock this morning Queen Draga's two
brothers were shot at their homes, as
well as Premier Markovitch and his !
brother-in-law, M. Milkervitz, the min
ister of the interior, Tudorovicz, and his
daughter, Ethel M. Pavlovitch.
Berlin, June, 12. A dispatch to th
National Zeitung from Zemlin agrees
with other reports that the bodies of
the king and queen were thrown from
their bedroom window into the park.
King Alexander was shot through the
neck at the first fire and the rush of
blood suffocated him. Queen Draga re
ceived several shots and after site was
dead the regicides slashed her body
with their swords and thrust it throu.'h
and through. The rugs in the royal
chamber were soaked with blood which
flowed over the floor. The window
hangings were torn down and trampled
under foot, the wdndows broken and the
objects of art shattered in wanton de
struction. The murderers afterwards
embraced and congratulated one an
other on the success of the plot ancl
called joyfully to those below that
the King and Queen had been dispose!
The residence of the queen's brother
near the palace, was nearly wrecked.
When the brothers, say the correspond
ents were lying dying from their shot
wounds they kissed each other. The
ministers who were killed met their
death at their homes. About 150 offi
cers were in the plot which was aston
ishingly well kept. Ljudomir Schick:
vich has made three speeches to the
populace arguing the necessity of the
Bank director Petrowitch, Queen
Draga's brother-in-law- and one of thi;
bitterest enemies of the king and quee.-,
will inherit her fortune.
Brussels, June 12. The Petit Bleu as
serts that the Obrenovitch dvnasty is
not extinct. King Milan left "a second
son by Madame Cristies, whom he legit
imatized and who will dispute Prince
Karageorgevitch's right in the Servian
Geneva. June 12. Prince Peter Kara
georgevitch, whom the Servian army
has proclaimed king, has been living
in Geneva since ISfl. Over the tele
phone this afternoon he said to the As
sociated Press that he had not yet re
ceived any official notice regarding the
events which took place in Belgrade.
He did not even know whether it was
true that he had been proclaimed king
and he said he did not know when or
whether he would start for Belgrade.
The new ministry, he added, included
several of his adherents, but he was
unable to speak definitely on this sub
ject and a number of names had been
mutilated in telegraphic transmission.
Through the Russian consul, an inti
mate friend of Prince Karageorgevitch
the Associated Press correspondent this
evening obtained the following:
"Prince Karageorgevitch declares
himself innocent of any knowledge of
the tragedy at Belgrade. He s.-iid
through his grandfather, he had the
best right to the Servian throne and
intended taking It if possible for the
sake of his son. but he expected to meet
with great difficulty and hoped for as
sistance from Austria."
From other sources it is learned that
the prince will leave secretly today for
Vienna whence he wdll proceed to Bel
grade. The prince js a widower, aged 53. and
appears older. He is of medium height
and build and his face, distinguished by
a long military moustache, is rather
fierce. He has three children-rGeorge,
his heir, 18 years of age, Alexander, 14
years old, and Helene, aged 19 years. He
lived in an extremely simple manner and
occupies a whole house, an unusual
thing in Geneva, in the Rue De La Bel
lotte. His house is elegantly furnished,
though the prince is not rich and keeps
only a woman servant and a valet. He
has several times proclaimed himself
heir to the Servian throne, but has no
entourage as his poverty is known and
the presence of a court would have ex
cited suspicion.
Russian money was undoubtedly used
in the revolution which, according to
general belief, was planned here. It is
recalled that when the Austrian em
press was murdered by the Anarchist
Luoheni in this city in 1K!8, Prince Kar
ageorgevitch openly applauded the deed.
St. Petersburg. June 12. The tragedy
at Belgrade yesterday caused an im
mense impression here. The newspa
pers express indignation and horror at
the outrages, parallels- for which, they
add, are only fmdabte in ancient times.
At the same time the papers consider
that the interference- of the powers In
Servian internal affairs at present is not
permissible, although., developments
might compel Russia and Austria to 1
take action.
Washington, June 12. The state de- !
partment has received the following ca- j
int-giain irom nai ler a. wusor., secre
tary of legation at Athens, dated yester
! day:
.-No n(nv' Servian kinir officially nro- !
claimed. Rational assembly decides I
rnSv,nM(1JrA AWC tCl jhe
C ologne Gazette from Belgrade tod-,v
says the massacre lasted three-quartos :-
of an hour. The assailants declared the :
killing of the king was unavoidable, be- ;
cause if the queen alone had been mur
dered or removed the court clique would
have incited the king to persecution and
reprisals. A window of the Russion le
gation at Belgrade was shattered by a
bullet during the fusilade at the palace.
Berlin, June 12. A dispatch to the
' C t.'"' , I
Alexander was most Vmm.lar ( I
choice of a sovereign. He anticipates
that Fiime Peter Karageorgevitch will
await at Geneva a summons from the
skupshitna, a deputation from which
will probably go to Geneva and escort
the king to Belgrade.
Vienna, June 12. The new Servian
premier, M. Avakumovics, is quoted in
a. dispatch from Belgrade today as say-,
"1 returned from home yesterday frorn
Alexinatiz. where I went on profession
al business. I was at once summoned
to the ministry, wherethe other minis
ters assembled. They Informed me that
the deed was committed at their le
quest. I accept the premiership. The
cabinet meets today and will consid'r
what steps shall next be taken. At pres
ent we are not in communication with
Karageorgevitch. eve.'i ir the army h-
proclaimed him king. His election as ; ture. thrv naturally regretted that their
king is probable however, as there is no efforts had not been directed to better
other course open. It wall remain for 8(iVantage.
the sukphina to elect him or not. j '
"The government will not propose him j Work upon the recovery of the bodies
but will leave this task to the represen- j yPt remaining in the ruins of the Shunk
tatives of the people. We shall then re- ; wiler house at 1513 North Harrison
sign. We don't fear any external in- ; street was abandoned today and will
terference as there was none in the case j probably pot be resumed until the water
of Bulgaria. j in which the demolished house lies has
"Please say that peace prevails : receaed. It is unlikely that this will be
throughout the country and that, it will I before next week- A short drainage
continue. Whatever has happened now,-
belongs to history. We should not judge
the deed nor dwell on the past, but look
to the future.
"Sensational stories, many of which
are undoubtedly being sent forth for po
litical effect are being published, the
most revolting of them being that sol
diets outraged Queen Draga and mutila
ted the body of King Alexander and
that when they were admitted to the
palace to review the remains spat and
stamped on them."
The telegrams from Belgrade differ as
to the attitude of the Servian people.
Some of them say that only the mili
tary element desires Prince Karageorgo
vitch to be king, others sayy the Ser-
.-iee,e. !Hi.' Vf,-trtn.i(,..
mo--! .iiil i i io c .-in ... ...i ..i.i it o-s. '
rule over them while many ot the
more intelligent are in favor of h re
Other European Capitals Not So Sure
About It.
Paris, June 12. The foreign office to
day received a dispatch from the French
agent on the Servian frontier confirm
ing the press announcements that the
new government of Belgrade had abol
ished the legislative secretary created
by the late King Alexander: had renew
ed the ancient skupshtina, which has
been ordered to assemble next Monday
for the purpose of ratifying the procla
mation of Prince Peter Karageogevitch
as king. The assembly just abolished
WHS made up of appointees ot the late
king and did not contain a member
who was opposed to Alexander's policy.
The dispatch adds that Belgrade is
quiet, the people apparently being re
conciled to the new conditions. Officials
here doubt the truth of the report that
Belgrade is quiet as the authorities
here are unable to secure further direct
dispatches from Belgrade. Even the
official dispatches which have reached
Paris appear to have been mutilated.
It is stated authoritatively that thus
far there has been no exchange of com
munications between the powers con
cerning Prince Petef's assumption of
the throne of Servia. but the officials
are beginning to seriously consider the
delicate question of the recognition of
the sovereignty. It is expected that
the Servian authorities will convoke a
meeting of the foreign ministers at Bel
grade and present the latter with evi
dence that the people accept the new
government and that it has the ability
to maintain order and guarantee me
safety of foreigners. When the minis
ters advise their respective governments
that such assurances have been receiv
ed the various powers will determine
whether recognition wall be accorded.
It is considered probable that the pow
ers will act together on the question of
giving or withholding recognition. It
is further stated that if the powers in
dividually or collectively protest
against the bloody methods this is like
ly to occur in connection with the ques
tion of recognizing the new government.
The latter thus far has not addressed
anv communication to the powers, the
latter receiving all their information
from their own minitr or ae-eit
Vienm. June 12. Prince Alexis Kara
georgevitch. a nephew of the newly pro
claimed king of Servia. who has him
self ben a pretender to the throne dur
ing the course of an interview here to
day, announced that he had abandoned
(Continued on Page 6.)
It Was Formed by the Flood in
North Topeka.
Now a Block Long and Very
Like Quincy Street Hole, It Is
Absorbing the Sides.
Hoys Are Using the Pond for
A miniature lake has been left on
Morse street in North Topeka by the re-
cent flood. Beginning a block west of
Central avenue and extending a block
arther west the street has been washed
i out to a depth of twenty feet in some
j places. The basin is partly rilled with
water and more water is draining into
the pool. The surface of the water is
nParly ten feet below the level of the
street. Two boats from the lot brought
t( Topeka from Lake Contrary are
, ,- .
floatlS in the pool. Most of the time
they are manned by a crowd of small
boys. The bottom of the little lane can
only be touched in some places with the !
oars and in other places the oars do not !
reach the bottom at all.
The earth which has been washed out j
at this place is a sort of sand and clay j
loam which is displaced verv readilv. !
The walls around the pool are slowly
crumbling and hour by hour the lake is
It has taken in the sidewalks
on both sides the street and huge trees
with immense roots have been under
mined, leaving them without a foothold i
in the earth.
Laughable incidents are occurring
all the time in North Topeka despite
the fact that sad things meet the eye
everyw here.
Yesterday several young men from
the offices in the business district of
South Topeka were working with
shovels on the North side. They went
lo a large house and discovered that
nothing had been done towards clean
ing the mud from the house, and de
cided they would work there. They
worked half a day and succeeded in
cleaning the mud from the front hall
way and part of one room when a man
came along and asked them why they
were cleaning out that house. They re
plied that they had been directed io go
ti that neighborhood by a man at the
fire station and that they were doing
charity work.
When they learned from the stranger
that the house was the property of a re
tired banker who had moved away
from Topeka to make his home, and
that he had not yet moved bis furrl-
fliccn nas neen aug m sucn a mannei as
to drain off a lot of the water standing
in west North Topeka, hut the process
is slow at best. It is unlikely that an
effort will be made to remove the ruins
of the two houses which are piled up
together in the hole left by the flood.
The bodies remaining are those of two
small children. Five bodies have al
ready been taken from the place.
Several stories have been reported of
houses in North Topeka settling into the
ground. One of the most remarkable
instances is that of what was the home
of a man named Harold on
street near Tyler, a few y
right of way of the Rock
road. During the high water the earth
! i. .1 c 1
was w asneu em u ei a w ay n om ai ou ut-i
f he foundations of the cottage. The
foundation collapsed and let the house
into eight or ten feet ot mud and water
so that but three or four feet of the
building still remain visible. It stands
submerged in a hole about thirty feet
In diameter. Today Mr. Harold has been
fishing in the hole w ith a rake, securing
a few articles of clothing from the
wreck. The house had been abandoned
before it collapsed'. It is badly wrecked.
In order to help pome of their friends
pet the mud out of their hmises in NniM
Topeka the members of the Santa Fe wa
ter service gang laid off work Thursday
and went across the river, where they
spent the day shoveling. These who par
ticipated in the excursion were: Jonn
Thomas. John Linn. W. J. Wilson. Chas.
Boeman. Peter Carp, J. Y aldron. John
Wood. J. Davis, Jo1 Euler, John Pagan,
lllllKJ, J. A'iiVir. JO- r.lliI , Ji'llll i-.rtn.lll
J j. r. Bancroft, w. Bur-bank. Elmer Brent
nail. F. Overton. Jack Butler,
Brown. Al Person, H. W. Williams. A.
Barraclnngh, F. J. Errlf-stnri, John J.
Frays. H. J. BurFl. TV. IT. Gilpin. V. Ste
venson, Carl R hn1 ps. S. Ct lines, it'orge
TVilson, F. Rice and F. A. Myers.
The first North Toprka merchant who
has ben 1'nrcf-ct into bankrupt cy by : he
flood is TV. D. Iacey. who ypstonlay liiod a
voluntary petition in bankruptcy in tne
United Statf-s court. Lac-y owned a drug
store, a larpe part of the stock of whic'i
had been but rr r ntly purchased. Mr.
X,acey was not able to meet immediate and
pressing obligations.
Two of the Ilobbers Canght
One Got Away.
Rochester, Ind., June 12. Last night
an express car, attached to the east
bound train on the Erie railway was
entered by robbers just outside of En
glewood, who oomph tely looted it. The
robbers threw undesirable express
packages aiong the road all the way
from Hammond to Rochester. The
crew of a freight train followed the ex
press car and discovered the packages
beside the track and notified the offi
cers at Huntington.
The express car door was forced open.
As this -was done one of the robbers
dashed out firing two shots and made
his escape. The police then made their
way into the car and found two other
robbers hidden behind some packages.
They were placed under arrest. In all
the 'pockets of their clothing they had
valuable goods stored away. Every
paekage in the car with the exception
of one. had been torn open. This pack
age contained about $5,000 worth of val
uables. The crew of the freight train
'picked up goods to the amount of $4,000.
Dog Imprisoned in a Trea Near Santa
Fo Tracks,
Who wants to rescue a dog?
When Santa Fe passenger train No. 5
from the east pulled into the Santa Fe
depot late Thursday afternoon, a woman
climbed off and handed the following
note to Ponotmaster Pat Sherman with
the request that he do something to help
an unfortunate dog:
"Dear Sir: A tine brown dog is cap
tive in a tree lust a. short way from
Lawrence going toward Topeka, on the 1
right hand side of the city railway
tracks. The poor fellow was eidently
washed up there with a lot of aeons.
Couldn't some of your workmen rescue
him? He looks so pitiful there. Very I
truly yours,
'Passenger on Santa Fe train from
.L.?h,T?2P ,Zn:TVHA i
is trying to organize a relief expedition
to go to the rescue. Who will volunteer?
Coal Dealers Fined $500 and
$200 liesj ectively.
Chicago. June 12. In an opinion de
livered today by Judge Horton, mem
bers of the Northern Illinois Coal
Dealers- association were found guilty
of conspiracy in restraint of trade and
were fined $500 each. The members of
the Retail Coal Dealers' association of
Illinois and Wisconsin were denied a
motion for a new trial and fined S2O0
Veteran Union Civil War Officer
Passes Away.
Dayton. O.. June 12. General Alexan
der McDowell McCook, U. S. A., retired,
suffered a third stroke of paralysis this
morning and died in half an hour. Gen
eral McCook came from Washington a
few weeks ago and shortly afterwards
suffered a mild stroke of paralysis.
This was followed a few days later with
a second stroke more serious than the
i first hut despite this fact it was be-
, ; - - . t.. - .1H 11. an.
' VVo he steadily improving untl
peared to be steadily improving uritri
this morning- when the end came sud
denly. Mrs. McCook, the widow, Mrs.
Chauncev Baker of Washington, a
daughter, and Mrs. Craighead, another
daughter were at the bedside at th
hour of parting. The funeral arrange
ments have not been made.
General McCook wr.s born in Colum
biana county. Ohio. April 22, 1831. He
graduate.! trom West Point, July 1.
152. He was married in ISfiS at
t ,1.:. rUlllin A t Vi
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frn'n th- : opening of the civil war in 1S1. he was
k Island rail- appointed colonel of the First Ohio vol-
Ulll ers, .tllti l.diir-! v.T iii.ui'- a ifipiain
in the regular army, brigadier genera
: . iiD,,toint , , n.?. y.
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infantry, colonel of fith Inlantry, and lti j served with distinction in the Twentjett
1S00 was was made a brigadier general ; Kansas, coming home as first sergean'
in the United States Army. In 104 hp ; of Company M. He was popular at Saw-as
made major general, and retired lina and before he reached home witr
from active service April 22, 1S05. his regiment his friends were booming
In IS'G. he represented the Unitea I him for the Republican nomination foi
States government at the coronation vt sheriff of Saline county, but be was
the Czar of Russia. i feated. He set ved for some time as as-
From September 23, 1S0S. to February
10 LS09 he served on the commission ap
pointed by President McKinlev to in
vestigate the conduct of the war witn
Spain. His home has been in Washing
ton for some time.
Grain Trade Has Nothing
Work Upon at K. C.
Kansas City, Mo., June 12, Hay,
grain and feed stuffs, valued it is es
timated at between f75n,00O to $800,000
which were destroyed while in transit at
or near Kansas City, by the recent Hood
will doubtless be the source of numer
ous suits on the part of shippers to re
cover from their agents in this city. The
Kansas City board of trade has appoim
ed a committee to try and find a basis
of settlement. It is estimated that ?asi
cars of wheat and corn and 500
cars Oi
hay and feed stuffs were destroyed
Some Kansas shippers have telegraph-
ed their commission agents to reship the
grain to Kansas City so they can feed
it to hogs. Cash trading on 'change
here is stopped, there being no grain to
deal in. Railroads are making an emer
gency rate for spoiled errain, but there
is almost none to ship.
In Suit of the Interstate Com
merce Commission.
New YorS, June 12. Judge LaComb
today handed down a decision in the
matter of the appeal of the coal carry
ing railroads against the ruling of the
interstate commerce commission. The
coal roads win on every point.
Weather Indications.
Chicaao, June 12. Forecast for Kan
sas: Generally fair tonight and Satur
day except possibly showers in west
portion; rising temperature; southerly
Dewjy Kanchraen and
Past Troubles.
Frank Rockefeller Has Been One
of Their Enemies.
Settlers Say They Are Harassed
by Deweys.
An Ambition to HaTe Largest
Ranch in Kansas.
L. D. Hotchkiss, county attorney of
Cheyenne: county, today telegraphed
Governor Bailey, requesting that the
attorney gereral be instructed to assist '
in the prosecution of the r3eweys for
the murder of three members of tha
Berry family in the northwest Kansas
ranch feud last week.
Governor Bailey referred the matter
to Attorney General Colt-mar. and Mr.
Coleman himself will go to St. Francis
in time to assist in prosecuting the pre
liminary hearing of the Deweys on
Tuesday of next week. He will leave
for Goodh4nd on the Rock Island on
Saturday night and drive across to St.
Francis from there.
The reritiest of County Attorney
Hotchkiss is made in accordance wdth
the statutes. The law provides that a
county attorney may request the aid of
thf attorney general through the gover
nor, and the attorney general shall aid
in the prosecution. The state will also
be assisted in the prosecution of the
Deweys by Judge Colby, a well-known
lawyer of Beatrice, Neb. He has been
employed by the county commissioners
of Cheyenne county.
The Deweys have also employed a
formidable array of legal talent to as
sist Senator John E. Hessin of Man
hattan in their defense. Senator Hessin
is their regular attorney.
Since the battle of last week and the
subsequent arrest of the Deweys. the
Dewey ranch has been suffering great
ly from having Its fences cut, cattle
killed and telephone wares torn down.
So great have these depredations be
come that the ranch managers have
called for deputy sheriffs to protect
their property.
The feud in northwestern Kansas
which resulted in the killing of three set
tiers by the Dewey ranchmen last week
and the wounding of two more, is not
only between the Deweys and the set
tlers in Rawlins. Cheyenne and adjoin
ing counties, but the Deweys" are aiso
opposed by no less a person than the
millionaire ranchman, Frank Rockefel
ler, brother of the Standard Oil mag
nate. The trouble hetween the rewey and
Rockefeller ranchmen became so fierce
several months ago that Mr. Rocketel
ler himself came in person to taik it
over fith Governor Bailey and present
his side of the case to the governor.
The three men who are under arrest
charged wdth the murder of the P.err'ys,
are Chauncey Dewey, manager of th3
ranch; Clyde Wilson, the bookkeeper,
and W. J. McBride, one of the ranch
men. Dewey is the son of C. P. Dewey, the
Chicago millionaire cattleman, who has
large holdings at Manhattan. He is well
educated and is said to be every inch a
gentleman, so far as appearances go,
but is also a man of wall piower and as
serts what he believes to be his rights.
His ranchmen and cow-boys almost wor
ship him and will do whatever he lads.
He has a tine library at his ranch head
quarters in Rawlins county. It is said
that he has an ambition to have th
largest ranch in Kansas, and this ambi
tion stems to be largely responsible for
; the feud which exists in the northwest
Clyde ilson is a Salina noy. lit
; sistant city marshal of Salina and went
to Rawlins a few months ago to becom?
bookkeeper on the Dewey ranch.
McBride, the third man who is arrest
ed for the murder, was formerly a sol
dier in the regular army, serving in tr
Sixteenth artillery until he was muster
ed out of the service.
When the Siegel-Sanders Commission
company failed in Kansas City in l'-l.
Frank Rookefellt r. who was perhaps its
principal creditor, was compelled to
take the Glover ranch in Rawlins coun
ty from the assets of the commission
company. This Is a ranch of l:;..v)
acres immediately adjoining the pewey
ranch op. the north. Since then there
has been all sorts of trouble between
the two ranchers, and it reached the
point last winter that Mr. Rockefeller
came to Governor Bailey and asked
him to take some sort of executive ac
tion in the matter, filing with the gov
ernor a number of affidavits. Governor
Bailey referred the affidavits to Attor
ney General Coleman, who returned
them with the opinion that it was a
matter for judicial and not executive
action. Consequently Governor BaiPy
; nothing in the matter, but he has
been making inquiries about it from
j evry0ne from that part of the stale.
"As near as I can Parn. said the
governor today in speaking of the mat
ter, "the settlers up there have the ideu
that the Deweys. while they do not
overstep the bounds of the law. do ev
erything they can to harass the set
tlers. I do not know whether this is
true, b,,t that seems to be the impres
sion, and it has set all the settlers
against the Dewey.". For instance, as it
is told to me, the Deweys will get. held
of a defaulted mortgage on a piece of
land, foreclose it and then eject the
former owners, which, of course, stirs
up feeling against them."
ineaiLio-inT,vii-ii t . . .
ler left with the governor indicate that
the trouble between the Dwey ail the
Rockefeller ranchmen 1s also borcWin
on serious ground. There ar four of
these affidavits. One is 'iy Percy E.
Walden. manager of the Rockefeller
ranch, and the other three are by Mr.
Rockefeller's attorney. Fred Robert
son of Atwood. A. F. Evans, now Judg
of the circuit court in Kansas City. Mo.;
and B. P. Finley. Evans' formr part
ner. Mr. Walden's affidavit sets forth
the troubles between th Rockefeller
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