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Ti r s I SIXTEEN PAGES. I SIXTEEN PAGES. x LAST ' ECHO. SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 13, 1903. SATURDAY EVENING. THREE CENTS. - f. .10IIEY TALKS. Commissioner Ware Explains ilia Hecent Order lu Kegard to Kansas Contributions. Kelief GIVES FIVE HUNDRED. Kecites a Truth : Kansas Is Itich State." "Tbe Banks Have Millions of Uluitey." i: F". Warp, is. with on'' exception, the- largest individual local subscriber to th Topeka relic-f fund. Hp believes in standing up for Kansas. H does it in a, is as well as in w ords. There is a 1-Ts.in iVre for pura? who ensure him. Th moral is plain: Oive more, talk less. V. : of disapproval will come with better graee when accompanied by a ch-. k as large as Ware's. A draft for a it. in !;- ! dollars gives more relief than a d-af; of a thousand words. In a communication to the State Jour nal. Mr. Ware says: ' I subscribed twenty-five dollars in T' i f'k.i and twenty-ne here, making fi-'ty dedlars. I'ut me down for four hundred and fifty more, with the right to eeune again, it Is goorl financial sense t' - Kansas to brace up. We beg when it's ili y, and then bi g w hen it's wet. Kansas i? too rich to ask charity. Kan Fa ns here will subscribe' An Associated Press dispatch from waskinctnn, received last night, reads as follows: ' '"rnmissi'ner Ware of the pension department has made the following ex planation of his order of Wednesday tir ice the soliciting of funds for ! Kan -a flood sufferers the pension bui.u: " it is trup that I did issue the order end I did so for the reason I am not go ing to have people in this bureau asked t" contribute funds for suffering Kan Fins I am a Kansan myself and it would not be right to have people in the departments, asked to contribute to ti e relief of the people of my state, I have no jurisdiction over the money of the employes of this office and don't cave to tell them how they can spend it; bat I am not goir.g to have people make a stihscrtpt ion business of the Kansas rand here. I have not the slightest ob ie. t tco , s to Kan-.-tns contributing all they arit t" the funds nor do 1 obj to their being asked to give the money in this otijee. hut they must leave the j i le of other states and the popular suhMa'ip'ion idea alone. Kansas can take rare of herself. If there be suffer ing and want, the state has millions of oaars in banks to draw on,' "Mr. Ware added that he had gnt his check for JViO for those who are in need ef help help. His left accompanying the ! cherK stated that lr more money weie riperjri he wouid duplicate his original t-ut ription. SOFT TRACK. Causes Wreck of Santa Fe Train South of St. Joe. Sr Joseph. Mo.. June is. touth bound No 1 ri ." mixed train of the Atchison, To peka & jsam.-i F'e has been wrecked two lliiie- south of SS.-Uth St. Joseph. The . cmbinanon bagi-a.ee and express car, two cars of paper for the Kansas City Journal that was being shipped by ex- TT.'-i ,.r,H l lie lonanr t .. ,-, r-,1 . . . 1 , - .. the fiii. is. I erlv Henry.' express and I bn srjaieiiiRn. was injured. Thecoarhesi was injured. The coaches leeper are on the track. ar i rot rist : The r-j-.u--e of bfid. which s -.o-. n. be wteok was a soft traek lowed one side to sap PICKPOCKETS AT WOHK. Thy Operated at the Auditorium Friday Afternoon. F'e kpoekets were at work at the Aud itorium Fi iday afternoon but as they w ere operating among the refugees they .t cessful. The Auditorium o d in the morning and when the .ened in the afternoon the line rf 'pie stretched half way across Win n they were let In thev th trowded around the counter where the Pittsburg. Pa.. June 13 Plans have true,-' sheets are Riven out and this gave been perfected for the formation in the huht-fingr-red their opportunity. Pittsburg of one of the greatest com V hen ,h..y escaped from tne crush and binations of banking interests ever un r.rM l" v"" V'fr tn Kf ' Xl?l: ort:rs rtertaken in the country. By the deal ed Mr, Irl Morgan and Mrs. Rersch- the Farmers' Deposit National bank, i.et n-o North side women found that Colonial Trust companv. Colonial Na Forneer,, had cut great jaesed holes !n tional bank. Traders "National bank, the Md -s ot their skirts looking for , Oermania Savings hank and Freehold pocket-. Nenher of the women had any , bank will be merged, making the larg-m.-r.ey wyh them but their skirts were est and most powerful institution be rimed Mrs Kerschner s skirt was new. ! tween Philadelphia and Chicago. Mrs, M.e-can said she felt some oae tug- Tile capital of the new concern which (r-t-K at Her sKirt while she ,vas ln the! will probably be known as the Colonial crowd and thought of pickpockets hut ! Trust companv will be $7,000,000, with !-, r w . in to u.ni sne ennian t turn and as she had neither pocket in money she wns not alarmed. It must a very oi.i-tashmne.-l pickpocket who sn't know that women no longer ir r. keis in their skirts. U ILI "MOTHER" FLO HENCE E Homo in Auburndale Was Wrecked by the Flood. An 'Tort will be made m raise money bv so.. iai subset i tn ion. or in some other way. to rait a new foundation v- t.c houe of "Mother" Florence, th- o'l Salvation Army leader, whose v-"!v in Anhurndal vvas inunda'ed ri';ro-:vr t-,o food, 'Mother'' Florence w-as engaged in Se'xaian Armv work in Topeka for manv rears and had onlv recently re. tued and ..urrhase.-i a li'ttle home for b-r old nee out of the sa vines of year. Th" riing water ruined the foundation ff h'r house and it will require about $'" to :nit it in habitable condition Son." rf her fiiends are interest ine themselves j ber behalf and will ti-v ;,. ike ;rood at lea a j.sirt of her loss. T. P. A. to Meet in Springfield. Tnd aripolis. Ind., June 13 The four teenth national convention of the Travelers' Protective association closed rT unanimously selecting Springfield, as the next meeting place. GOOD MAN GOES WBONCJ. Porter PearBon Arrested on Charge of Horse Stealing. Galena, Kas., June 13. Porter Pear son, a younB man from Sturgeon, Mo, whose reputation in the past has not been' questioned, was arrested at this place charged with horse stealing. H rode up to Windle Bros.' barn, ottering for sale the horse upon which he rode. The description of a horse recently stolen from Sturgeon tallied exactly with his, which led to his arrest. Vie stated that he was innocent ana claimed to have got the animal from his brother-in-law, named Osborn. J. F. Sayors, the man from whom the horse was stolen, was notified, and upon arriving in Galena last evening not only recognized his horse, but also the man who had it in his possession. A brother of voting Pearson, who resides at Chit wood, was notified and came over. His story differs from that of his brother. He says they have no brother-in-law by the name of Osborn. The horse was turned over to Mr. Bayers. Pearson will be taken to Missouri for trial. Horse stealing has been in operation for some time throughout this county. Pearson's arrest, it is thought, will not only breaK up the band, but others who are impli cated will also be excosed. GRAFT WAS WORKED. How Politicians Made Washing ton P. 0. Serve Their Ends. Washington, June 13. Chairman Proc- ! tor of the civil service commission to- ! I day submitted to Postmaster General i Payne the report made bv the commis sion at the request of the postmaster general with reference to the charge of violation of the civil service regulations in the Washington postoffice. In addition to the report proper and a transcript of the testimony, Mr. Proctor prepared a summary of the findings. This summary concludes as follows: "A departure from the observance of the civil service rules appears in the promotions of certain emploves in the i Washington postoffice which have been directed by the department, al- i though reports of efficiency are neither requested nor received by the depart ment. "The information disclosed by the in vestigation seems to warrant the state ment that appointments to classified po sitions in the ashington postoffice without examination by the devious method of appointment in small un- I was taken to the hospital, w here re classified offices, or in offices about to died half an hour later. Again the be consolidated, and subsequent transfer : firemen started up the ladder, but. the-, and the appointments to those laborers j were fo -ced back by the blaze and fur wdio were appointed and separated dur- ther search of the building was impos. ing the administration of the present j sible until the fire was extinguished, postmaster show a. wide divergence in j The bodies of the three Decicco children policy from a strict regard tor the pub- lie interest and afford indications that the department used the Washington postoriioe for political and personal pur poses to an extent which left the au thority of the postmaster in transfers and appointments of this sort but little more than nominal and placed the of fice, in many respects, in the relation of a bureau to the department. "The investigation seems to show clearly that most of the irregularities herein pet forth were directed by the department, or requested or suggested by high department officials, and in cither case came to the postmaster with all the force of a direction. t "The investigation indicates that tbe i j employes who entered the service by transfer and without examination are j in- treneral inferior to those annointed through competition. ' 1 h'--re was no necessity of anticipat ing the needs of the service by an ex cessive number of appointments just before classification, for the commission had registers of eligibles at. that tima which Were nmnle and skn nnnrnnriatii as is shown by the fact that all but I four of the 37 appointments which have hcen made to the rural free delivery ! service in the District of Columbia and j outside since November 27. 1901, were j from registers then in existence. I "The appointments made under th" ' circumstances above set forth resulted j in a congestion of the service, and whert j a reduction is to be made the employe I npnointeri tor political or personal con. I ; siderations are cared for sometimes nl j the expense of persons appointed upon merit and without influence. The pass ing of the war emergency, the amend- ment on December 31, 1901, of the rule ; rfer' insr tn transfers and new provl-jhope . .ew.-.., i ui, w men ue- icame eneouve on .April in. Ian.:, will, it is hepeved. prevent the continuance of those abuses in the classified service; and the adoption at the earliest prao- iicable date of regulations for the em. ployment of laborers in the Washington postoffice in accordance with the ex ecutive order of March 26. lon.t, will, there is reason to hope, put the employ ment of laborers on th basis of fitness and the needs of the service." RESOURCES, 78 MILLION (.ie-atli if Cnmhfn a t inn of T! n I OmDinatlOn 01 Bank- ing Interests at Pittsburg. smiViOftM urplus and undivieled profits and about $55,000,000 deposits, making total resources of $7S.onn.onn. T. Hart Given, the presielent of the Farmers Na tional, will be the head of the new con cern. It will take some days to work out the details of the merger so far as the other officers and directors are con cerned, but the new institution will be backed by one of the most active and aggressive of the strong financial groups of capitalists west of New- York. WILL BEST AT OTTAW A. Prosecutor Folk, of St. Louis, to Camp at Ottawa. Ottawa. Kas., June 13. Joseph K Folk, the man who is setting St. Louis on fire with his prosecutions of mu nicipal boodlers. needs rest. He has decided to take that rest next month, and will go into camp at the Ottawa Chautf nqua assembly for the full sea son. This Information comes in a le from J. P. Kobinson, of St. Louis, for merly of Ottawa. Mr. Robinson states that the celebrated prosecutor has pra t i t ally decided to bring his family to Ottawa for an outing at. the assembly, Mr. Folk prefers to come as a tenter-r-'thnr than as one of the attractions, lie is not on the lecture platform and has no idea of taking up lecturing. H will however, consent to deliver an ad dress while here. FIVE DIEFROM FIRE Incendiary Starts a Blaze in a New l'ork Flat. Poured Oil on the Floors of the Hallways. HUGS SOAKED IX OIL Were Found Scattered Here and There About the Place. Firemen and Policemen Heroic Work of Rescue. Do New York, June 1.1. Five persons were burned to death early today in a flat building at 347 East 115th street. It is believed the fire was of incendiary origin. THE DEAD. THERESA DECICCO, 4 years. CASTILLO DECICCO, 2 years. ALFRED DECICCO. 4 months. FRANCISCA STAMINO, S years. GUIZZEPPE CIFRIANO, 24 years. It is claimed by the police that the - ,, . ' ' ,, , ered 1,h oil ancl that bundles of ras saturated with the same substance also were found scattered about the place. The fire was discovered by I.iol D eiceo, who lives on the third floor of the building. He was caring for a sick child when he smelled smoke and look ing into the hall found it filled with smoke and flames. His cries aroused the other tenants, most of whom made their escape. Decicco, his wife and one? child were taken down a fire escape by- a policeman, who tried to return for others but was surrounded by- flames at the third floor and was preparing to jump when the firemen arrived. The building at this time was burning fiercely, but the firemen, were sent ii the ladders in an effort to rescue oth ers. Cipriano was found on the top floor still alive but unconscious. He were iouna on tne thirrt noor. Cipriani is thought to have assisted members or the Stefano family to the street an! was overcome when he retvirned to make further rescues. The police are of the opinion that the fire was of in cendiary origin. HEW MAIL TRAIN. Beginning Sunday Mo. Pac. Ser vice Will Be Improved. Beginning Sunday, June 14, -the Mis- souri Pacific will open up a new train service between Topeka and Fort Scott, which will be of great importance to the people of Topeka and all of southeastern Kansas. The new train will leave Fort Scott every morning at 10:.10 o'clock and ar- rivP at Topeka at 3:50 p. m. It will leave Topeka daily at 9:45 a. m. and ar- rive at Fort Scott at 3:15 p. m. It will carry both mail and passengers, and as will be seen from the above schedule, will make good time on the: trip, heretofore it has required about "4 hours to go to Fort Scott on the slow train which the Missouri Pacific has operated for no apparent purpose ex- eept to hold down its right of way. Some time ago. President Gould of the Missouri Pacific promised to give bet ter service between Topeka and south eastern Kansas, and he is apparentlv true to his word. Now Topeka will have that the Fort Seott-Topeka line will be extended north to a connection with east and west line of the Missouri Pacific. FALLING SLOWLY. Jlfesissippi Is (ioing Down Few Inches Each Day. St. Louis, June 13. The- river is fall ing at the rate of about .4 of a foot in 24 hours, the gauge this morning read ing 37.3 foot. This rate will probably be increased by Sunday or Monday to one foot in 24 hours and it is predicted by tbe local weather bureau that without floods from above or additional rain fall the river will have gone down to th" danger line, 30 feet, by the latter part of .next week. There is very little change in the situ ation in East St. Louis except that the falling river has filled the hearts of flood sufferers with hope of speedy re lief from discomfort and peril an. will soon enable them to return to their or dinary pursuits and manner of living. It is expected that the embargo caused by the his;h water will be lifted from the stockyards which have been entire ly suspended during the past few days, early next week. TO HAVE A HOSPITAL Florence Crittenden Home in Topeka Will Be Enlarged. Word -was received today by Mrs. A. G. Lord, state organizer for the Florence Crittenden mission work, from the na tional headquarters at Washington, D. C, ordering her to purchase at once the Hendricks property which adjoins the Crittenden home in Quinton Heights. The Hendricks property consists of four lots and a five room cottage and it will be fitted and used for a hospital for the home. The property will cost ?7n. In addition to the five room cottage, there is a wash house, barn and other outbuildings. Mrs. Lord said this morning: "I am greatly rejoiced at this authority to pur chase a hospital for our home. We have needed it ever since the home was estab lished. A short time ago. the State Journal sent a reporter out here, and printed a story about our needs, men tioning especially the hospital. I sent that story to the national headquarters, and I believe that it had much to do with bringing such prompt action." LOSS IS SEVERE. Will Cost City $50,000 to Re pair Flood Damage. Extra Street Work Amount to 20,000. Will BONDS MAY BE ISSUED. Can Be Done Without Legi lature. Act of Administration. Must Practice Kigid Municipal Economy. Close to $30,000 will be required to pay the damage which the city of Topeka sustained in North Topeka, and which must be paid out of the city funds. . This does not include the construction of an additional Melan arch for the Kansas avenue bridge, which it is esti mated will amount to $15,000. Neither does it include repairs on side walks, which unaer the law of the state must be taxed up against the property where the sidewalk lays. The city is li able only for repairs on sidewalk inter sections and crossings. In one way tnis is untoitunate. tor it throws upon the North Topeka property owners an ad ditional burden ot taxes. The sidew.nK repairs will be very extensive, cost nearly $10,000, to the and may j property owners. The following is an estimate on the damage done to the city, which approximate: is or $ 2.0.10 1.00 J 5,1)10 1,0ij i 5 0.ili 5,00,) 250 20,0a0 1,0. i0 4,0 W 250 course merely Pavements .. Sidewalks ... Sewers Melan bridge. temporary thaitl icily electric lights j Fire alarm system ! Damage to fire station Extra street work ; Special police service... i liurning dead animals.. No. 1.. City park SU.a'IO The above estimate does not allow for the exnense of the Kansas City fire de partment steamer which has been in ervioe here for two weeks. Topeka will pay all the expenses ot the men ami; ... i. r. Tiiw.o fin annnraiits ' v- iin..,n,.D i made lor tho wnrk of building the temporary fWntoons across the river, as most of tfltse bills have been already paid out of the general re lief fund. As will be seen from the above esti mate, tne heaviest expense is likely to be for extra work on the streets. Th.s includes hauling away -and. filling Ui holes, cleaning up f-tbris and putting the streets into general gool condition i as they were before til,, flood. It is es.. . timated that $2,000 a month extra for ! ten months ought to about cover the i expense of the work. This would en- I able the street commissioner to keep a force of 30 men and 10 teams con- . stantly at -work in North Topeka. in! addition to the regular North Topek i j i street force of six or eight men and sev- I j eral teams. It is believed that such a i force. working constantly for ten ! months, will be able to put North To i peka back where it was a month ago, ; so far as the streets are concerned. WHERE WILL THE MONEY COME FRO M ? The great question with the city au thorities is now how the money to meet these extraordinary expenses can be raised. City Attorney Spencer is pre pai ing an opinion in this matter, which he will submit to the council when th proper time comes. He says he thinks he has found the way out. The city will probably issue bonds fo? the larger part of the money which ir ,rcrl--- "i""1' t-oioc the class of internal improvement nopds, and could he issued without ppe. rial act of the legislature. If the city issues $40,000 in such bonds, payable ir ten yearly installments, it would in crease the tax levy less than one-haU mill for the ne-vt ten years. Another $10,000 will probably be made available out of the general revenue and general improvement funds next year. I-ly means of this new city charter act, the city can levy a special tax of one mill to pay judgments. This levy will no doubt be made this fall, and the general revenue fund will be relieved of a $10,000 drain which it would otherwise have to stand to pay off judgments. It seems that it will be almost Im possible to meet the immense special obligations of the city without a bond issue. The city has absolutely no funds upon which it can rlraw- to pay the large dehts which are to be contracted. I)r view of the condition which con fronts the city, the incentive for econ omy is stronger than ever. It is no time now for the council to consider raising the salaries of city officials. There has heen a great clamor for more salary on the part of the city physician, and other city officials, but it would be a crime to place additional burden on the taxpayers of the city in order to feather the nest of some city office holder. BADLY HAMPERED. Kailroads Doing Little Business Out of St. Louis Eastward. St. Louis. June 13. All trains on the Missouri Pacific, Iron mountain, Mis souri, Kansas & Texas, and St. Louis &- San Francisco railroads are leaving union statiein on sehrdule time .-ind are arriving with almost equal promptness. With the exception of tile Burling ton, the Wabash, the Chicago Alton train Fervice to the west and southwest from St. Louis is up to the usual stan dard. Traffic to and from eastern points is in worse shape at present then it has been since the flood began. The stop page of the East St. Louis, Belleville Electric line on account of the high wa ter prevents the transfer of passengers to Ed wardsville. Belleville and Collins ville, where the Clover Leaf, the Louis ville t Nashville and the Vandalia have established terminals. At noon today it was almost impossi ble to get a train over any of the lines mentioned. The Wabash is still run ning by a round about trains to Chi cago and east. The Ililnois Central which received passengers at the Broadway viaduct. East St. Louis. Fri day, has removed its station to the foot of Trendb-v avenue. The Mobile & Ohio, the Chicago. Pe oria & St. Louis and East St. Louis Vallev railroad a-e to running at all. The Big Four, the Burlington arrd the Chicago & Alton still have excellent steamboat service between here and Alton, their terminal. CONTEST BEGUN. Aspirants for the Federal Judge ship Are Numerous. Three Avowed Candidates and More in Waiting. SEN. LONG --- ENIGMA. Whose Candidacy He Favors Is the Puzzle. Senator Burton's Position the Present Known. for Already the contest is on in earnest over the United States district judge ship made vacant by the oromotion of Judge Hook to the circuit bench Judge Hook has decided that he will not give up his piresent place until he is confirmed for his new appointment by the senate, which will not be before November. It is understood that con gress will be convened in extra session i in November, and he can then be con- j firmed for the circuit judgeship. There is now a long vacation in the circuit i court so there is no great hurry about ; his accepting the place, but there is work to be done on the district bench. : This will mean that the contest for the district bench wdll probably not be de- ; tided before November, but the contest ; will go on just the same. j Senator Long's position in regard to J the matter is enigmatical. His closest! fiiends do not know his inclination in J the matter in fact, they say that Mr. i Long himself has had little idea what position he will take. "Mr. Long only attempts one thing at a time," said Morton Albaugh today. "He has absolutely refused to even dis cuss the district judgship until Judu; Hook was first appointed to the circuit bench. He will not get mixed in one I -on re while he has another on hand, why he accomplishes so mu'li. no idea what position he will this matter." pretty definite that what is j .... it I have take in it is known as the Leland element Chair- man AiDaugh. Governor bSailey, cyrus Leland and others, : will be for eitii Chief Justice Joirnston or Justice Poi lock. They are undecided betwee.i them, but one or the other will get their support, and the one which fails I to get it w ill probably withdraw from 1 the raim. Chief Justice Johnston has had more i judicial experience by far than any of i the ther candidates mentioned. ; succeeded Justice David L. Brewer on ', the state supreme beiu-h early in the : eighties w hen Justice Brewer went to the L. nited states supreme bench, and he has been on the state supreme bench ever since. No man has left a stronger impress on the judicial records of Kan sas than has Chief Justice Johnston. Justice Pollock is also recognized a a jurist of ability, but he has servea only two terms on the bench. He is probably a better politician than John ston, however, and may therefore win the support of his element of the party. Ex-Governor W. E. Stanley is men. tioned in connection with the place, but it is not known that he is a candidate. He is not at least an active one. Th -name of E. F. Ware is also mentioned, but it is understood that Mr. Ware does not want the place. The men who will support either Pol lock or Johnston are the close friends of Senator Long, but this does not pos itively indicate that he will do as they do. If N. H. Loomis should become an active candidate for the apoointment ne would nave strong drawing powers ; on Mr. ijmt.' for Mr Trnr o..-.. w- election to the senate in a large degree to Loomis. Mr. Loomis is not now a candidate for the judgeship, but ' there is the possibility that conditions may bring him into it. j The only other formidable candidate, is Charles Blood Smith, of the firm of Rossington. Smith & Histed. He will have the support, at first at least, ot Senator Burton and some of his friends. The anti-Burton element does not lieve that Smith can win. but he wilt certainly have a considerable backing. He is attorney for the Western Cnion Telegraph company and the Pullman company, and he has eastern connec tions which will throw to him the cor poiate influences, including the railroad support. This would ordinarily go a long ways towards landing the appoint ment for him. but it may not count with President Roosevelt. Mr. Loomis will undoubtedly be the second choice of the Burton demerit. At the same time he would be very ac ceptable to Mr. Lons and his friends, and this makes his appointment a strong possibility, even though he is not a candidate for the place at present. A good many lawyers have urged him to get into the race, but he has refused lo do so and instead has endorsed Charles Blood Smith for the appointment. In case tbe president should insist that all elements of the Republicans united on some one man, including the two sena tors, it would appear as though Mr. Loomis might be the man. and he pro bably would not refuse the appointment if it were offerer! him. It is ''iexpected that Senator Long will come to Topeka next w eek to discuss the matter of the district judgeship. At the last moment some of Ju.ige Hook's frieneis were very much alarmed for fear he would not receive the ap pointment to the circuit bench after all. Even after the State Journal had re ceived the dispatch from Washington announcing Judge Hook's appointment yesterday afterncmn. a conference was held in Governor Bailey's office to con sider the matter, and Mortem Albaugh talked with Senator Long about it over the long distance telephone. Both Gov ernor Bailey and Cyrus Leland were confident of Judge Hook's appointment, because President Roosevelt assured them last spring that he would appoint Hook and they knew of no conditions which were likely to biing about a change. The feature which brought about un easiness was the president's recent trip to Cleveland to attend the Hanna weel ding. It was known that Senator Hanna was very favorable to Judge Green of Omaha, and in view of the fact that Hanna has "laid down" in his fight on Roosevelt in Ohio, it was feared that the president would name Hanna's candi date for circuit judge as a sort of peace offering between them. Within three minutes after the tele phone conversation with Senator Long at Medicine Lodge had closed, a State Journal reporter carried the information of the appointment to Governor Bailey's office. By that time only Governor Bailey and Mr. Alba ugh remained in the governor's office. They were very much surprised but also greatly gratified at the news. A few minutes later the gov ernor telephoned it to Judge Hook. While the politicians had all been ex pecting the appointment it really came as a shock to them at the last, and there i was great joy among them when they were finally convinced that the appoint ment had been made. MUST BE DRAINED Pools in North Topeka Will Be Emptied. Large Ditch W ill Be Fxcavated to Soldier Creek. As the drainage of North Topeka will from now very greatly affect the sani tary conditions of the flooded locality the board of health and the street de partment are now giving their atten tion to it seriously. The opening of the streets on the north side demands the service of the street department and will continue to do so for some time to come. As water stands in the holes made by the different currents of the flood and at present closes almost tne entire Xorth side to traffic the work of street building and drainage is very closely combined. The north current, described in the State Journal, still runs through a chain of pools and rivulets from the Kansas river west of town into Soldier creek at Central avenue. Extending along the south side of Holman's addition from Central avenue to Garfield park, shallow water is standing in broad, un healthy locking puddles. In places be tween Central avenue and the Rock Is land light of way between St. John stret and the city limits water stands from four to eighteen feet in depth ill holes left by the receding inundation. Not only does the situation greatly con cern the residents of North Topeka and the street department, but it is the oc casion of great annoyance to the farm ers living north of town who depend upon Topeka for their supplies, j West of town, along the path of th 1 north current the water stands upon i hundreds of acres of farming land or j cuts them off from approach. The own j ers of this land are very anxious that ! dyking be done, west of town where the : north channel leaves the main river. This place is near the I'pdegraff farm, I three miles from the wet city limits. ! The stoppage of this current is regarded I as one of the rnot important things to be done. Its aceomplisihment i largely with the county commissioners, i From' the farmers north of town has ; come an offer of assistance in acoom j piishing the bier task of stopping the ' water, draining North Topeka and op ening some of the streets. They are be- coming impatient at the delay. J The capable management of the street j department by Street Commission t Snyder has already done wonders toward i clearing a way for travel in North To peka. No other street commissioner was ever contronted warn pronieuiM m equal difficulty. His force has been greatly augmented and his men have worked uncomplainingly at the most wearying sort of tasks. Kansas avenue has been opened and the farmers living east of Soldier creek are able to get through. The opening of the streets for the farmers on the west side must now be taken care of. With this in view the ditching of the water which obstructs the work has been commenced. A small ditch giving an outlet for a larse amount of the standing water was dug Thursday morning. However, as the source of the water on the west side of town has not been cut off its value is small just now. Todav Commissioner Snyder made the examination of the drainage possibilities in the locality between Kansas avenue and Central avenue. A long wide pond covers a large area north of St. John street and must be drained off both for the sake of sanitary conditions and for the opening of the streets. Work on a drainage ditch emptying into Soldier creek at the Central avenue bridge is expected to be commenced this afternoon. With a three foot ditch it is believed that a large amount of standing water can be carried off in the next twej days. It is very probable that some bridge work will be necessary in the opening of Tvler. Harrison and Topeka avenues. Tvler street will be the first street to be opened while it is not un likelv that the filling of the other two will be postponed until more important matters elsewhere can be attended to. Garfield park will take but little at tention to restore it to its original greenness. It was not deeply Hooded and the grass upon it suffered hut little from the inundation. Already It is green and fresh. The park is very largely patronized by farmers who tie their teams in the shade while they come over to the south side afoot. Consider able mud has lodged in the band stand and casino. SHOT AT THE "CONSUL. An Italian Sailor Attacks His Country's Bepresentative. Havana, June 13. While the Italian consul here, Viago Tornielli. was seated in his. office yesterday afternoon, a young Italian sailor entered anrl in quired whether he was th" consul. On receiving an affirmative reply, be whip ed out a revolver and fired. The bullet grazed the consul's head. The sailor turned and (led. pursued by the consul. The sailor ineffectively fired the only charere in his revolver at his nearest pursuers. He was finally overpowered and arrested. He gave the name of Pietro AlPi.ey and offered no explana tion other than that he was compelled to do the deed. It is believed that he is insane. Stover, of Kansas, Passed. Annanolis. June 13 Twenty-five ad- ditinnal candidates for admission to the naval academy successfully passed physical examination. Among the num ber was A. L. Stover. Kansas. A mental examination will be held on the 117th for other candidates to the academy. Singers for St. Louis. New York. June 13. Among the pas sengers who arrived today by the steamer Augusta Victoria from Ham burg were Oatharina Fleischereelel. wil helm Pa rrewkovin and . Max Lohfing, singers for the musical festivities at St. Louis. Weather Indications. Chicago, June 13. Forecast for Kan- sas day Possibly showers tonight or Sun warmer tonight; southerly winds. LIVED 111 TERROR, Jv in Alexander Was in a Con stant State of Alarm For Weeks Previous to His Assassination. HAD $10,000 IN CASH. That Amount Was Found With His Private Papers. Ojieen Draga Was Making Prep arations for Flight. Vienna. June 13. It is now known that the late King Alexander lived in a state of terror during the last week? of his life. Nightly soldiers belonginB to the pioneers division searched th palace from roof to cellar, peering int all dark corners for bombs. Each nigh the king was securely locked in hi: bed chamber by the adjutant in th presence of the palace ceimmander. It is also stated that for several weeks the late queen had prepared for flight, independent of the king, who is supposed to have been gradually grow, ing reconciled to the project of his di vorce from Draga and his marriag with Princess Xenia of Montenegro. The conspirators are reported to hava learned this, and fearing the marriaga would prove a continuation of the Ob nervotich dynasty, hurriedly com menced the task of extermination, lately King Alexander vainly tried to become reconciled with exiled Servians, which also increased the anxiety of tha consA.iratnrs. Queen Draga's sisters were permittel to have a last look at the body of h-t late queen. They say the corpse waa shrouded in white silk. The 1'oungest of Draga's sisters was carried away un conscious. In the late king's desk tiler's was found, in addition to various in teresting private papers, about $10,000. The Austrian foreign office pays scant attention to the reports that' Prinr Peter may renounce his claims to th Servian throne in favor of his eldest son. The officials here consider this improbable, especially as it woul.t sitato a regency, which nmi.-r ti,. present circumstances would be dan gerous. The chances of rYince Mirku of Montenegro are said to be slim t ans. June 13. At the council ot min isters today Foreign .Minister Deleave communicated to his colleagues the tel egrams from Belgrade saving that the provisional government had communi cated to the Servian minister abroad a formal notification of the new- ree-ime-a assumption of por and that Servian autnorit ies were determined to give the kuptshina complete liberty of action in the choice eif a kintr Tile Servian legation here has receiver! a number of dispatches from Belgrade. They say no woman except tueen Draga was assassinated, and declared that it was not intended to kill ber but to compel the royal pair to consent to a divorce. When they refused it wag proposed that the king abdicate and de part with the queen. He answered bv shooting Colonel N'aumovies, which brought on a general melee, resulting in various deaths. The queen's sisters have been conducted to the frontier. The official Servian dispatches con firm the press ami other statements P2 the effect that the provisional govern ment has decided to leave the choice ot a king to th .skuptshina. Patrie quotes M. Georgevitch, secretary of the lega tion ns saying that Queen Draga was the chief cause of the uprising which was also due to popular resentment at King Alexander's course in establishing a legislative boriy withottt-inolu'iing in it any representariems of the opyuisit inn. Rome. June 13. Prince Peter Kata- ireorgevitch has written an autograph j letter to King Victor Emmanuel. Its (contents are not generally known but j it is supposed that Prince Peter refers j tn his ascension to the throne and asks what attitude Italy will take. The for eign offiee here denies that an agree ment has been reacbeel among the pow ers concerning Servia. FALSE ALARM. Imaginary Plot to Hold Up tho Frisco Fxpress Train.' Joplin, Mo., June 13. Pursuant to an order from secret service officers of the Frisco railway, 50 well armed men left Joplin early toelay on passenger train No. 140 for Empire Junction, Kan., two miies west of Galena, where it was re ported robbers had planned to hold up the train. The plot was dise-eivereri last night and a telephone message was sent to Joplin for armed men. When Empire was reached there were no robbers in sight. WAK31E11 WEATHEB. Government Forecaster Thinks Kan sas May Have More Showers. The government forecast sent out to day for Kansas is "Probably siiowera tejnight or Sunday. Warmer tetnight." Today's corn and wheat region bulle tin says: "Rising temperature and in creasing cloudiness prevail over the state this meirning, with clear weather in western Missouri. The temperature has fallen in the eastern districts but is rising in the western." The maximum and minimum temper atures reported from the Kansas sta tions for the 24 hours ending at 7o'clock this morning were as follows: Baker 72, 44; Concordia 72. 52: Dodge City 70, 52: Dresden 68. 4R; Fort Scott. 70. 46; Hays 70. 40; Macksville 6", 44: Osage' City 70. 42: Sedan 72, 4S; Topeka 69. 49: Toronto 74. 44.. The hourly temperatures recorded by the government thermometer today were as follows: 7 o'clock 55 11 o'clock o'clock. . .. o'clock o'clock ..65 ..69 ..71 K o'clock 59 12 9 o'clock. ....... -fiOi 1 10 o'clock '. .63', 2 An East Eureka Fire. Eureka. Kan., June 13. The big barn of J. W. Hinshaw, in East Eureka, was destroyed by fire. Three horses and a cow were in the barn at the time. One horse was saved. The other ani mals perished. Ioss about $1,200 or Ji, .L00. Insurance. ii-jO.