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j ! ! -i hi' LARGEST DAILY LARGEST DAILY 10 PAGES I.N KANSAS. 10 PAGES IN KANSAS. last ecsto. MONDAY EVEXIXG TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 15, 1903. MONDAY EVENING, TWO CENTS. fl IT : V" S L ! ifif n f f 5 , i i VC SB i V fj a 1 1 ? ? i I v h 3 f 1 t; t r p il j i i il g Hi ; t a Town of Heppner, Ore., Carried Off by Water. dumber of Drowned Estimated at 350 to 500. 105 BODIES FOUND. Flood Was Caused by One Two Cloud Hursts. or Communication by Wire Cut Off Early. Was Spokane, 'Wash.. Juno news by tel.-trraph ar.il tel v;. .-s from Arlington. Or"., th" to.wi of Hoppnor, Ore. 15. Special phone fie sta to that was de Ft roved by a great flood nt wat'r which rushed dnwn Willows, crook between G and 7 o'clock last evening. Reports from lone pt, lie that from 350 to 50') h"1 ate b'-liee to lied. At 5 a. in. it ".'. bodi.-s have 'been have been was renortoil found. "Wires a r ' dow n and only moaner reports of tie- disaster have been obtained, which ai-- brought out. by messengers. II"! t.ntT is a town of about 1.250 in habitants, the seat of Morrow county. I O: . son. at the terminus of a branch of ! the Oregon Railwav and Navigation j company. Farming and stock raisin a re w h : e ohief industries. Wiilow s creek, is eiven as the cause of the d!s is ordinarily a small stream and icporis indicate tiie flood va i by either one or two cloud buit I -or; Hid, Ore June 15. The general nth,- s of i he Oregon Railway and Xav-i;r-,i'.on t miii ieiy iecMycd a telegram front Iop.e this morning tiiat the com-r..-:. '. depot at Heppner was washed oii; lie a cloud burst last night and that roai.v prop!-- of ihe iriwn were drowned. Til F. IlROU'.N'EU. Arlireton. ore.. June l . A messa?t d;i'Jit from Hppncr s.iys w-u-e dro'.vnd in tiie cloud burst there to Th'j '.v.C'-r ran one hour h nfl .i hair'. It came down in a mighty tor r.":il, sKe.pin evrylhin. befoie it. Ainnni; tliA drowned are: Th.'tnas Howard and family. Kru-r famil'. i'ob iiiivi? and family. Mr. and Mrs Iaawsou. Jarn-s Jnnfs and fainilv. It. M( Sword. Fnmiiv of C". A. F-Ihea. Mr'. I'arris and family. Mr; Charles Andrews and child. It J-.ii Vf in Avers e r -1 ! "n i n s . i F'amson arid wife. rrc Xohle and familv. mr.ints of the H-ppner hotel, ti. r fa mil v. JfiL-cs- Children. 1 T M is' M rs T-: 1 i i Ki de ft . William Jo- ifnrd W ii.i.'u n Cohen and family, an altrtrney. and family. Wait. -is and family. Los Cerrillos Fnder Water and Albuiieniie in Danger. June -Tins visited by tiie r, .'iccompani-'d its tn a cloud i St . . h it al ir.-i. in the re. Ml i n c north of n the Rio lis 'lid A 1 ivij-jiK-:..;.' dancer of b-'ii. ii'os. eitrht tnil.-s ael- under water tc-d to the hills, t is a cam m sulinieree-1. up the river and the peo- kine rin-h . they couf: hous-l stood s a: into v. , t'aat . is a Is- a .- tie,! J of is v-tn Al-im.-.h), dT.-re tiie ts Aliiumieripj.- is lo--r i a tu- a nd the r.e,. ins their homes to the is. A break forty fe.i in the levee near :h. re.-i w i i ti hs of tie- ;. r.'nt Fe railwav an-! dl. r-.-iy above Uie city, and a larsre fore ot men have b..,tl hurriefl there. Jt is r' ported la that the b' ide at Oa 1 -jst- .i. r.n tiie mam hue of the' Santa Fo V.-is been washed mc-iy. This will affaiii rut A'hu.pierque nff from comrn un ir a . t'---:i -,i;h the . ist and will tie up tlv tir, ta Ke for several da vs. CRISIS IS NEAR. Something .About to Transpire in I'ostofiiee Scandal. N w York, Jim" 15. Developments of pre-lt fri an cjain V r la ! I " t in the investigation of the andais are expected here re , nt j o- ! , . ,k Th, Washingio with ,- h an. v in pursue tots their Meat haste day y.--signs are many, that the 1 come. Rumors of a,- and th soon the pt- n oy rtie grand iurv and of im,-,n - j a .ore.-is wci-e dis.-n.-o,-, y, sa-flav in hop! oo,-,-jd,irs and wherever pnli ins gathered ;n;d talked of nostof m;r,.ers. the po;t,-ai moment of , h iheV t e.-ocrmze fiiiiv. The federal i i jury tor the June t, rm is to meet '. i day and rumor has it that various :.---s affroij:. the post.uhoe will bf : 1 to it then. "a.iir,atfn. 1'. C. June ir,. The 1 postojijiT inspector. Cochrane, -v r-turned from N'av York ; ' he went in connection with tiie 'aati..!! of postotiioo affairs. The s'sa-itkn osficifilR i-fuse to discuss r vuve ,,f ms- mission, but say that t .ihush- d r.-asnns for his trip are not ' "' Inspectors were busy today in !!! ot ! ..r the re the , prol-.nbl ' s of t h ch merit he assistant attorney gon I'"Stnitiee depa r t me n t con ci hauling of the records. " that one of the ultimate h--. investh-ation will be the Of the office of the post- ian on tiie ground that there t.iiys! a a: horn v c f ran h an in law for t! -mplov- r. Says We Live in Glass Rouses. ew York. June ir.. At the end of a T.,.n praisir.e- the and condemning detract, .rs. tiie Hc-v. Pr. Minot J. Sav . at the Unitarian Church of the -Mes- RI0GRA1E FLOOD) siah. has commented on the numerous 1 echinus in this country. He deojHr-d that beiore a delegation is sent to Russia to lay a prop. si against the Kischinnf massacres before the czar a hotter condi tion of affairs should he established in this country. TOPEKA Formal Acknow hiegnient Is .Hade of Assistance lieceifed. Commercial Club Flood Resolu tions as Adopted. The follouini? resolutions were unan imously adopted at the last regular meeting of ihe Commercial club: Tiie effects of the terrible calamity that has befallen our city and pounty have been greatly mitigated by the no ble and heroic- deeds, generous gifts, material assistance and warm expres sions of lovins sympathy that came promptly and freely from so many per sons, cities and communities both with in and without the state. Th"se un selfish, noble acs. and tokens of sym pathy, have greatly lessened the suffer ing of our people and have encourafrod 1 and inspired them to more determined efforts to rebuild and restore that which has been injured or destroyed by I the terrible tiood. j While the damage has been very ! great we confidently believe that it is i not permanent, but the homes and bus iness of our stricken citizens and neigh bors will soon be restored through the ! energy and industry of our people, aid j ed by the general assistance that has been rendered from outside. To each and every person ami to ev ery organization, community and city, from whom gifts, help and assistance of any kind has come, -we extend out warmest greetings and a heartfelt grat itude that cannot be expressed in words. Many of these generous and unselfish persons are unknown to us by name, and we regret that we cannot express our gratitude to each In person. To one and all we are most profoundly grace ful. Kspecially do we recognize our great debt of gratitude to the generous and large hearted officials and citizens of St. Joseph. Mo., of Hoiton. Valley Falls, Ottawa, Kmpnria, Osage City, Osawatomie, Quenemo and Pauline, Kan., who so promptly furnished brave, experienced men, and boats with pro visions and clothing, and rendered such valuable, effective and heroic services tn rescuing from peril and furnishing shelter, food an deiothing tn those who were in danger and distress. To each and every one of the brave men, strangers and citizens alike, who so wililngly and fearlessly risked their lives upon the flood and with heroic de votion, in the face of great personal danger, assisted in the rescue of hun dreds of our imperiled citizens and neighbors, we arc grateful and thank ful beyond expression. These noble, deeds of hi-avevy and heroism Inspired and thrilled us with admiration and will never be forgotten. In this connection we deeply deplore and greatly mourn the death ofourgift ed fellow' citizen and neighbor, Mr. Ed ward Oraftstrom, who made the su preme sacrifice of life itself and perish ed in the flood on June 2 whilp engaged in the brave and heroic work of rescu ing nth'Ts. after h" had. with remark able genius and skill, successfully de signed and supervised the construction of a steam launch in the .Atchison. To pe ka and Santa F" railway shops. We each fee that in his death the entire community and slate have sustained a ereat loss. Wc are deeply touched and filled wdth joy and gratitude as we recall the uni versal spirit of practical sympathy and helpfulness that united our own citi zens and made of us one people in these h'Uirs of peri! and distress. The sincere thanks of the Topcka. Commercial club are hereby tendered to every citizen, association ahd organiza tion of Topeka. who rendered assistance or aid of any kind, especially are we greatly indebted to the Atchison. To peka K- Santa F Railwav company, the Chicago. Rock Tsland & Pacirie Rail way company. the Missouri Pacific Railwav company, the 1 "nion Pacific Railway company, the Topeka Railway oonipanv. the telephone and telegraph companies and to our city and county offi-dais, business men and individual ci'izens. and the warm hearted, noble and self-sacrificing women, who ren dered such prompt, liberal and valuable aid JN'O K. FROST. President. T. J. AN't'iEiisON, Secretary. CLOTHEKS SEND $100. Chicago Manufacturers Donate Through tho Palace. Mr. H. A. Auerbarh of the Palace Clothing company has re.-eived the fal lowing letter enclosing a check for the flood fund: Hart. S'-haffner A- Marx, Makers of Fine Clothing for Men. Chicago. June 12. ISftX Mr. H. A. Atierbach, Palace Clothing Co., Topeka Kan. We beg to hand you our check for one hundred dollars for the relief of the flood sufferers of your city. We wish at the same time to convey our deep pympathy with you and your fellow citizens in the heavy- affliction which has fallen upon your community. We can well imagine the hardship and suffering which a good many of your people. through no fault of their own. have been called upon to bear, ami sincerely hope that relief of the most substantial kind may be speedily forthcoming and that your city may soon recover from , this calamity. Wo know of no cause i more worthy than th" fir in which your i committee is engasre 1 in relieving th" distressed and suffering ones in your i midst, and Ave hope you will meet with the response which your good work de serves Tours trulv. ! HART. SCHAFFXEP. & MARX. Kurd3 Tako Up Arms. Cologne, Rhenish Prussia. June 15. The Kurds ;!re taking up arms, accord ing to a dispatch to the Cologene Ga zette from Constantinople. The .dis patch adds that the T "nited States min ister. Rntisli ambassador and German charge d'affaires have made representa tions to the porte regarding recent oc currences at Kharput. where the arrest ef Armenian teachers and domiciliary visits to the houses of Armenians have caused a panic. Double Barreled Diplomacy. Yokcharr.a. June In. Th" Russian war minister. General Kuronatkin. is being ex fensivcly f-ted at Tokio, where he arrh'ed Friday last. A n'Ciceai.le fn. t. however, is that simulianeously with th- festivities nt the capital. Huron Yamameto, the Jana nese minister of marines, is inspecting ail th? naval p,-rts and testing .heir eftieieit cy in case of war. STOP RELIEF WORK Distribution Station at the Aud itorium to Be Closed. Able Bodied Must Care for Their Own. WILL ASSIST HELPLESS Others Are to Be Housed but They .'dust Work. Homes Will Be Made Habitable Soon as Tossible. An Appropriation Is Set Apart for Farmers. Th.e directors of the Commercial club determined this morning to conclude? their temporary relief work for the North Topeka flood sufferers at an early date, and to turn the work over to other hands for its future contin uance. The meeting of the club thin morning was one of great importance and was called by President Frost for the? purpose of determining a future policy in the relief work which has bees conducted for the past two weeks by committees of the organization. That the heretofore liberal expenditure of the relief funds can not be permitted to go on as it has done was recognized last week, and tha meeting this morning was called by President John K. Frost for closing up the affairs of the tempo rary oiganization through which it :s being conduc ted, and to establish such future relief as may be necessary upon a permanent basis. Tho general distribution of food ami apparel upon application at the relief headejuarters w ill be stopped. Most of the North side people driven to the? South side for shelter are at waark ami j able to provide for themselves. In i ! few days at the farthest the Audi-, torium distributing station wall be1 closed. After that tiie supplying of fooA will probably be done through regu- j larly instituted public- charities. With : few exceptions the flood sufferers have; been supplied with clothing sufficient for temporary needs. Tent shelter hart! been furnished all who have no place j eise to go and families installed in tiie . tent city have been given simple tiirru ture and housekeeping equipment. Of the $42,fHi0 received by F. M. Uone brake as treasurer of the temporary re lief committee more than S25.000 ha been expended in caring fcr the flood sufferers. In ten days more the fund'i would probably he e-xha.Tstca, as tlnaa. has been no appreciable diminution in the demand upon the commissary of the relief headcjuartei s. Last Saturday Capt. II. M. Philips, then in charge, de manded that every person receiving re lief should be able to show that it was deserved. This order apparently hael no effect in reducing the distribution of food. Superficial investigation shows that 'in almost every case whore men in North Topeka families had vork prior to the fiood they have resumeej their employment, and that work is plentiful at good wages. A few' idlers have been riiscovercd. and in many I cases fond is be-ing secured from tho I Auditorium when the head of the fam ily is earning enough to provide the necessities of livine;. As a te mnorary relief committee th - organization has about finished its work and it is now time to turn the money and the distribution of aid ovct to thti Assooiated charities, tire city and coun ty authorities. In view of this fact the following resolution, prepared by ex Attorney General A. A. Oodard anci oth ers who have been personally active in the relief work, was adopted by the di rectors without dissent: "Resolved. That in view' of the raoid derle t-'on of the funds in hand and in prnsneoi. for the use of the relief com mittee, and as the destitution has in a large measure been cared for during tin last two weeks, it is the sense of this executive e-ommittee that no further re lief be extended to families now houso.l and having members able to earn their support, and that hereafter only such aid be given any families having mem bers capable of supporting them as will enable them to be housed ami resume their usual avocations or earn a liveli hooel. "This does not apnly to destitute widows and ornhans or others abso lutely unable to care for themselves. "The committee cannot undertake t.i make good losses sustained by the flood hut on!v to relieve actual ami distress." r.ecessitios Governor Bailey, upon being shown the resolution adopted by the local com mittee, said this afternoon that it alsr, covered his ideas in the main about the situation at large, especially in regard to tne extent to which aid should be ex tended. This action of the Commercial flub does not mean that the work of reliov ling the suffering of North Topeka flood j victims is over. In his remarks at th opening of the meeting. Capt. II. M. ! Philips, who has beep personally iri ;charee of the Auditorium relief work ; since -ts inception, said: ! ' The need of aid on the part of North i Topeka people is far greater than it , was supposed, and in mv opinion th i real work is to be done subsequently t-' this time. v.'e can not estimate how great will be the need of assistance it. , the future, but it is certain that ther will for a long time continue to be great j destitution to be cared for." j W. H. Pivis reiterated this sentiment in the discussion of the resolution that consumed the creator parr of the meet ing. He stated that at this time the re lief commitee should at Knst call a halt in order to examine its own work and determine its future capabilities Mrs. H. O. Grirvey and Mrs. Charles F. Spencer, who have both been prom- ment in generalling th work of the j women of the relief committee, stated i that those who have volunteered their j services during the i1f:t rwo -ivpe Rrf I worn out with their exertions and that j they believed it time to reorganize the i rehef work upon a different basis. Within the next forty-eight hours the J giving of food at the auditorium will ; be stopped. Some arrangement will be i made for its distribution elsewhere, j Clothing at the dispos.-il of the relief j workers will be similarly disposed of. S While no course of action has been de- termined in that direction it is not tin I likely that the Commercial club. through its committee will reserve a part of the relief funds to be used in assisting propertv owners in North To peka to make their hrtmes habitable. This is regarded as the simplest way in which to take them off the hands of the relief workers. In recommending the establishmentof a fund from which to give money aid to people who can be placed again in their homes or who can be made self supporting bv the purchase of harness or tools, XV. W. Mills said that he had already received $bi0 to be used in this manner. With part of it he had already purchased harnesses for the teams of two men who had since gnne to work. This feature of the relief work was not extensively discussed today bur. wa3 approved by the majority of the board of directors. Most of the people who have so far engaged in the relief work have contrib uted their time solely to it since tha first days and are not only physically exhausted by it but are bgenining to feel the need of returning to their own business affairs. More than half of the contributed money that has reached the committee has been spent and at the present rate the remainder would be geme in a similar length of time. The greater part, of the flood victims who are receiving assistance could earn with their own hands a bare livelihood if again thrown upon their own re sources and it is the intention of the committee to compel any not sodisposed to do so. If it is not done the. fund will at once be so depleted that there will he nothing for the persons who can not support themselves. This opinion is held with equal firmness by every one of the Commercial club directors. Not only at the Auditorium but at the tent city aid will be refused further to people who have any income. The idea of suspending all food and clothing dis tribution tonight was advocated strong ly by several members of the board of directors at this morning's meeting, but the judgment of the majority was for continuing it a day longer so that the announcement of the intention to close might be published. TO AID THE FARMERS. An important feature of the necessary relief work was brought up by Major T. J. Anderson, which is explained in the following resolution: "Resolved. That the sum of $2.00fl be appropriated for seeds and $2,000 for im plements for the use of the farmers of Shawnee county, who have suffered j from the flood, the same to be turned over to the commissioners of this county to be expended under thir direction." j Major Anderson at first proposed to make eacn oi tnese upproprtuuuun $2. 50a, but a suggestion to reduce it to $2,000 was incorporated in an amend ment and the resolution was adopted. If further assistance is found to be necessary in the future it will be ad vanced by the Commercial club. T'ntil the present time the farmers who have lost heavily in the inundation have re ceived no benefit from the general relief funds. Other farmers in various parts of the county have come generously to their assistance in furnishing not only necessaries of life but seeds and imple ments. However, while waiting for crops to mature many farmers will be in absolute want unless aided as are the ! townspeople who have, suffered. GOES T0"K&!!SJS CITY. Cioyernor Bailey, V;!l Talk Over Flood Situation. Governor Bailey went to Kansas City, Kan., this afternoon to confer with the citizens there concerning the calling of a special session of the legislature. He was accompanied by State Treasurer Kelly and several Topeka ge-ntlemen. Secretary of State Burrow and State Auditor Wells have also wired, in re sponse to telegrams sent by Governor Hailey, that they will meet him in Kan sas City tonight. The problem of re building the bridges across the Kaw, whicli is the chief one which confronts the Wyandotte county interests, will be thoroughly discussed and a solution found outside a legislative session if possible. The citize-ns of KansasCity have been strongly urging a specdal session of the legislature to pass a law enabling them to vote bonds for the rebuilding of their bridges. They estimate' that it will cost $250,000, and they think a legislative session necessary to legalize such ac tion. Governeir Pailey is very much averse to convening the legislature, however, if it can be helped, and he is at work on a plan which he thinks will accomplish the rebuilding ofthebridges without a special session. Kx-Attorney General Godard says that according to the state auditor's report there is nothing to hinder Wyan dotte courtly fro missuing additional bonds up to sr.OO.Ooo if the people of the county wish to do so. He says the assessed valuation of the county will allow a bonded inelebtedness of $S5O,000, and the county has only $:!50.000 out standing. If it is desired to issue city betnds, however, it is a different pro position. Put even if it is not possible to make a leg.il bond issue at this time. Governor Bailey believes a way out can be found without convening the legis lature nt this time. The bridge question is uneloubtedly far more serious in Kansas Oitv, Kan., than anywhere else in (he state. Thou sands of people ;ire compelled to cross the river there every day. and now the only way to cross is by ferry boats. It is said that the employes of a single packing house are paying a hundred dollars a day for transportation across the river. Shawnee and several other counties affected by having bridges washed out can get along for a year or two with what bridges are lett or can be easily repaired. It wUl be an inconvenience, of course, but it can be done until tho legislature meets again in regular ses sion and authorizes new bond issues in counties which need such authority. The Topeka gentlemen who go to Kansas City with the governor will also discuss the question of relief for the flood sufferers, .and it is believed that this also can be accomplished without a special legislative session. IT IS WAIJMF.B TODAY. The Temperature Is Showing an Ap preciable Chnnge. The government forecast for Kansas sent out today is "Generally fair to night and Tuesday." The maximum and minimum temper atures reported for the 24 hours endinr this morning at. 7 o'clock were as fol lows: P.aker. 4 52; Concordia. 0, 52: Podee City, 72, 5": Fort Scott, S2, 54, Havs City, 76, 52: Macksville, 7). 52, Me Fhersori.' M. 54; Manhattan S4. ts, Arkansas City. SO. 50; Sedan. S2, 52; To peka. SI, 58; "Toronto, 82, 50; WichiM, SO. Th0 wind today has ben south, blowing five miles an hour. The hourly temperatures recorded by the govern ment thermometer were as follows: 7 o'clock Kl 1 11 o'clock 7 S o'clock 5 ! 12 o'clock 79 fl o'clock 9 I 1 o'clock -t 10 o'clock 74 I 2 o'clock S3 RESORTJTO FIRE. Kentucky Feudists Set Fire to a Big Hotel Belonging to a W itness in Jfctt Murder Case. the MADE NARROW ESCAPE. Fifteen Guests Were Sleeping in the House. Building and Contents Were Total Loss. Jackson, Ky., June 15. The City hotel, a three-story building owned by Cap tain H. J. Kwen, the principal witness against Jett and White, now on trial here for the assassination of Lawyer J. B. Marcum. was burned to the ground early Sunday morning. There were fif teen guests in the hotel, but all escaped without injury. There was no insur ance on the structure and the hotel, to gether with its furnishings and the ef fects of the guests, is a total loss. The origin of the fire is unknown, but the belief is general that the fire was of incendiary origin. Captain Ewen had recently put up an addition to the hotel. This was just completed and was as yet unoccupied. It was in this part of the hotel that the fire was discovered. The town of Jackson has no fire de partment and its citizens were awakened by the firing of pistols and guns, and much excitement prevailed. A detach ment of militia came on the double quick from their camp across the river and rendered valuable aid in assisting the guests to escape and preventing the flames from spreading. The Ewen hotel is at the end of a long row of miners' cottages, all of which were in grave danger. When those in the hotel were notified, the fire was un der such headway that the guests who had not arisen had only time to save part of their clothing. The two grown daughters and Mrs. Ewen had been up late, having visited Captain Ewen in the military camp. John Claroy of Louisville, a telegraph operator who was sent by the Postal company to Jackson to handle the mat ter sent to the newspapers during the feud trials, was asleep on the second iiocir. In the excitement he was not awakened until the flames had shut off escape from the front stairway and he was almost suffocated when he got out bv the rear stairway and fell uncon scious and half dressed on the ground when he finally freed himself from the danger. Mrs. Ewen an4 her children are poorly clad and lost everything. The hotel and furniture had been insured, j but only a week ago Captain Ewen was notified that on account of the j threatening conditions the company had j decided to cancel his policy. The "house ; and fixtures were valued at about SI'1,- Ooo. They were the savings of a lifetime anel Captain Ewen and his family are temight homeless and dependent on the hospitality of the troops in camp. Gray and Jim Haddie ks and Jerry Luntz. workmen at the Swann & I lay lumber yard, reported having seen ot. Crawford and Edward Thap, wagoners for the Hargis brothers, come across the bridge and return just before the blaze was discovered, and Major Allen or dered these men arrested. They w er, taken into the military camp by the soldiers and manacled in the guard house. Gray Haddirks was retained hy the provost guard as a witness. Soon the Hargis people were very ac tive. Thy sent Attorneys John I. O'Neil, of Cov ington, and R. B. Golden, of Barbers ville. (iefendlnc Jett and White, and Sucre out writs of habeas corpus before Judge P.edwine, making th -m return able at one-e. The writs were served on -Major .-ueii. ana ne sent tne pi IS- j oners ro tne court nouse under a strong guard commanded hy Captain Maddox. Commonwealth's Attorney P.yrd asked Judge P.edwine for 'time for Major Allen to file a response. He asked that he be given till this morning, but Judge Redwine demanded that it be filed at once. This was done and the attorneys argued the case before Judge liedwine. Two of the most interested spectators were f'tiimtv Judge Hargis and Sheriff I'M Callahan. The attorneys arsu-'i that the men were being unlawfully held by Major Allen as they were wit nesses in the Jett and White cases for the defense. Attorney Byrd argued the cause for the commonwealth and Major Allen, against whom the habeas corpus pro ceedings were brought. Judge Redwine finally decided to admit the men to bail in SS.ooo each. County Judsre Hargis and Sheriff Callahan had bonds drawn up but after a consultation h'-twoon them and the lawyers they refused re, sign the bonds, and the two m"n wt taken by the soldiers inside their lines and manacled in the military guard house, with a heavy guard on watch and strong outposts. The grand jury meets today and Judge Redwine said these cases would he taken before that body. The Haddirks boys and I.untze fully identified the men and it is claimed some members of the Ewen fatnilv saw them come out of the house. It is sup posed hey watched their opportunity and. while the family were jn tr,P din ing room rushed up the back stairs and threw- a lighted torch or ball of rags saturated with oi! into the garret and then made their escape. The men evi- nenny knew tne construction of : h" house. There was no fire in any of th flues in that section of the building. Howard Eulkes. a boarder, heard per sons come up stairs hurriedly and run down acain. Crawford and Tharp have both stayed at Ewen's hotel and were familiar with the building and the habits of the fam ily. The burning of Ewen's hotel is not oui. eoiisinerea as lnconoiarv. nut .": so as accessory to other acts of intimida tion in connection with the pend ing trial of those accused of the murder of J. p.. Marcum, who was an attorney of contestants for county offices now hell by leaders of the faction with which the defendenhs were identified. It his beep openly pre dicted that there would be the flashing of incendiary warnings. that arson would go along with assassination, as disciplinary measures might be needed in Breathitt county. It is now shaded that other .v.-itnesses for the common wealth were not property owners, bin that the jurors, who are farmers and witnesses who could not be found when detachments of Hoops were trying bring them into court, are property owners. The hurning of Ewen's prop erty has not only caused renewed fear for both life anci propel ty. but also in creased the general doubt of conviction in either of the pending cases. Captain B. J. Ewin was the chief, witness for the prosecution in the pend ing triais of Curtiss Jett and Tom White. Ewen is the deputy sheriff w ho testified that he saw Jett as he advanced w ith pistol in hand to fire the iast shot intej Marcum's prostrate body as it lay in the court house doorway. He testi fied that through fear for his own safe ty he did not dare to allow Sheriff Callahan and County Judge Hargis know what he had seen. When it did become known, he was first a prisoner in his home and then he fled the country until he c ould hava the protection of troops. His house has been under the guard of a detail of sol diers for several weeks, and. as a more stringent precaution against assassina tion, he slept in camp at the provost marshal's headefuarters. Since the burning yesterday of Ewen's large new hotel and the rally of the Hargis faction to the aid of the nun suspected of having burned it, the cit izens, hopeful that when the militia arrived the intimidation would cease, ; row shake their heads and say today j the state can render no relief. The i nearly finished Ewen hotel had 43 rooms j and it was greatly needed. i It is pointed out, that out of the 14 ; incendiary fires here during the past j two and a. half years, ten of them ha e taken place in the day time. The F2wen i family, including seven children have i been taken off by the militia. The; family presented a pitiable spectacle ; today. Ewen tried to console his hea-t broken wife and daughtets, but their i distress was great. Kind hearted eiti- : zens, although feeling that in doing s , i ; they are risking their lives and proper- I j ty. have sent them cluthing and bed- ; i ding. They were given bieakfast by; ! the soldiers. Scores of people gathered: j to look at them. Major Allen in charge j of the troops ordered the crowds to dis- perse and the guard lines set back so i j that the distressed family might not be j j annoyed. The jail last night was un- I der a heavy guard, the prisoners sus- ; j pected with burning Ewen's house were j detained in the camp. They were kept i j in the camp guard house manacled so ! they would have no opportunity to ; 1 escape. They were greatly frightened i ! during the night fearing a mob would j j come to release them and that the sol- , 1 diets would shoot them. Crawford cried during the night and repeated V nut :i fool, what a fool I am." i It is believed that these men will be , released because the grand jurors are; lesidents of Breathitt county and will : fear vengeance similar to that wreaked . upon Fh-vcn if they indict the men. Joe Crawford and Ed Tharp were , brought before Judge Redwine this ; morning and testimony heard on the : writ of 'habeas, corpus sued out for their release by the Hargis people yesterday: Gray Haddicks and Jerry Lunsford , identified Crawfoid as one of the men seen comin" from the Ewen hotel just before the fire w.-.s discovered and A. P Short said he saw Crawford and Tharp crossing the bridge before tne fire The prisoners torn couui.-ciie, tories of their w ncieaoouis on men o. - tention yesterday. Judge Itaigis arai i the attorneys he ompioyoci to ecu. i-.-t r.,r n,iH White rerire-.enteet the prison ers Judge Redwine decided to In! 1 j them to the grand jury which was -j'e-i convened this morning. After the ha I bea corpus proceedings of Crawford ! and Tharp were disposed of, the trial of ijett and White was called. The puis 'oners who have been greatly alarmed !.-..- tiie n.-r.st and detention of Craw- w,i on the rtinrof of burning the Ew-.-n ..i ere hrnncht into court by th' militia a ml turned over to Elizor Jone Th.,' mothers of both the alio el cic -,,-ore in court as was Miss Sar Hargis. the young daughter of Judge Hargis. There was muc h exc itement about the court house and those entering the court room were not only searched but also closelv watched. ' Sl,F.t:PLESS NIOHT. . Jackson. Kv., Juno 15. Interest, m tor .-i.,i -if Curtis Jett and Thomas while was secondary today to ih i,...orr ne the teamster preiimina i of Hargis Bros., arrested oy trie soion. ..,. re charge of burning the hotel ot H. 1... Ewen. the -uincipal witness of tn commonwealth against Jett and White lthouh this place has become accus tomed to assassinations anel to rire-n-diarv fres during the, past three years, it never had such a night e,f terror an that of last nieht. Many spent a sleco- ! less nisht, not as members of anv vig iilance committee patrolling the streets, j but within their own doors, as many late expecting the torch to be apple d I to their houses next. Fourteen resi- deuces and stores owned by tnoss : known as Cardwell-Coekrili svmpa : thiz.'rs have bec-n burned in Jackson since iSnO. and the nun, her ot lives lost greatli exceeds that number. IS IT BLACKMAIL? An Ottawa Business Man Asked to Pay 50,000. Ottawa. Kas., June 15. The Herald says: An action for $50,000 damages for alienation of affections is hanging file in the district court under circum stances which seem to indicate that tilt: affair was not started in good faith. , Ten clays ago papers in a case eh irg ing a prominent Main street business man w ith e r.nspiring to alienate his son's affections from a woman who represents herself to be the son's com mon law wif". and claiming damages in the sum ot sr-ei.OOo, were rree-iveel in the district clerk's office by mail from at torneys in Kansas City, Mo. Accompanying the reapers was a re quest that they be filed at. once ait summons issued and a bill for costs sent to the attorneys. Instead of complying with the request Iistn'-t Clerk Parke-t-wrote the parties that a deposit of $15 in cash or a suitable bond would :e reciuired before any proceedings coubi bo had. Since then nothing has been heard in the matter, anel the suspicion is raised that the action may have been a move te force a respectable man into compromise by taking the first steps in a sensational action. The plaintiff named in the proceeding is a woman who is not too favorably known around Ottawa. She made her , v., ,,,o few months ago. The action recites that she has been th wife of the Ottawa man for a perio-1 of two years and that her relations wiili him were broke n by the persistent in terference' of the young man's parents. A Full Attendance Cincinnati. O., June 15. There was a full attendance of the hlegates here today at the opening of the hft.-etuh a---r.ual convention of the International Print ing Pressmen and Assistants' union, which continues all week. Weather Indications. Chicago. June 15. sas: Generally fair Forecast for tonight and Kan- 'jies- today; variable winds, blag goiie. Well Known Capitalist Has Left Topeka. Sold His Drug Store and Other Interests. WIFE HAS CONFIDENCE. Says That He Will Sooa Keturn. Hinted That There Is a Womaa in Case. Lew Blackman, well known In Topeka as a capitalist, has left town, but whether he has gone to Belle Plan.e. Kan., to visit his sister or whether he) is sojourning in Mexico, is a question which seems to be for the present un answerable. There are two radically different stories of the case. One comes from Mrs. L. Blackman; the other is the re port current among Mr. Blackman's in timate friends. Mrs. Blackman says: "I received a letter from Mr. Blackman last Satur. day. It was dated June 8. and I supposg had been delayed by the flood. M.'. Blackman was in southern Kansas at that time, and so far as I know is thera yet. Mr. Blackman went to southern Kansas on a business trip two weeka ago. I packed his grip for him myself. He told me he could not tell when ha ! would be back. We had no trouble as ; has been reported. There are any num I her of false reports going around. A9 far as I know, Mr. Blackman is comir.a ! back to Topeka, but I do not know j when." j This is Mrs. Blackman's idea of tha i situation. The report which is being i generally circulated is very much mora picturesque. It connects a woman w itti ; the- case. It also makes numerous sug ; gestiye hints about Mr. Blackman's i business affairs. One is that Mr. Black- man converted everything possible into ; cash be tore he left, and took about I $K.coO with him. It is also reported it.ot , Mr. Blackmail had had some trouble jwirh the l'nited states authoiiries con ; ccri. ing the- management of a. bank ruptcy case, and that he was in danger : ! having c harges preferred against him. , It is further claimed that he- was in del e to the Ia bst Brewing company and oth : er concerns. ; Mr. Blackman sold his drug store at 41 Kansas avenue not long ago. ani it is now owned by a crnnpany. C. H. ! Kuntz is the manager. Some say that. ! the stock is v orifc $1,000. and was sol-i i at a great saeriiice. Mr. Kuntz was .seen this morning hy a reporter for tha j St. tie Journal. He said; i "My advice is to wait a while and see 'if Blackman don't turn up. I don t know where he is, but I believe he will come back to Topeka. I don't know ! when. lexpec-ted to hear from him yes j terday. but did not. I do not think he ! is as heavily in debt as some claim, 'though he' does eiue the Pa bst people. 'something. I don't know whether tms woman went with him. I It seems very likely that Mr. Blaek i man has gone away for a rime, ami is j .'Xpert ing to return to Topeka. M'-an-I time his friends are trying to make it i appe ar that his absence front town is 1 m-Tely in the general course of his bus- mess. Tire Pabst Brewing company sent th-ir special agent. Mr. SeiadT. here tet investigate the repejrt that Mr. Black man has left town. Mr. Blackman is said to owe the firm $2,20a, but Mr. j Kurtz says part of this has been paid. ! Mr. Blackman has been interested in the Blackman brick plant west of town. ; He was sut.posed to ho owner, but as a 1 matter of faetr only based the plant, j taking half the profits as his share. H-; i is not longer c onnected w ith that con- corn in any way. ! Mrs. Riaokman is really the owner of ,' the family property. All the real estate lis said to stand in her name. To a ! State Journal repoier she said: I "Mr. Blackman se,ld his drug store; 1 because he had a chance, and has been I wantinc to sell it for several y-ars. ! This homestead here has r-o-iit!;.-I changed l ands, but it is si ill in th-j family. Aside from the transfer of thu : home stead. I elo not be lieve that he has sedd anv r-.al estate for Is years. "I have heard it said that he was ' . bonds for a lars" amount, but I .li not know 1his to be true. I did not approve of his going on bonds, and I supposed that of late years he had stop ped cicjng so. I ra vel heard of this woman, who is said to have crone wi'i. Mr. Blackman. I was told Saturday hy a friend of the familv that h- h-.d talked to this woman iast Sat trday. ani knaw that she was in town." A man who is a. close friend of Lew Blackman. and seeks to defend his ac tion, says: "1 think Blackman. are all in this woman has gone with and also her mother. Thnv Mexico right now. A nycn-i w he says that in town is mi he has een this woman There is another taken. woman in tow n w ho looks so mnen iik her that lliev could be easily mistak-r. o-e for the other. M y explanation for the disappearance of Biackman is that he was being hard pressed by the Unite 1 States authorities." 1 mrinir the past few years. Mr. P.iack- man has made several deals bank- runt stocks of goods. This has hroiis.it him extensively in crnr -.oetion with Th i-rOir.d states bankruptcy courts, and it is said that here originated his elif! nillv when asked today whether any ehare-pc of a criminal nature bad hei-n filed in the United States Court against Mr Blackman. Assistant United States Attorney E. IX McKee-ver said: "I do not know of anything of the kind. Mr. Blackman is not wanted by us." WILL HELP GROCERS. National Association Offers to Restock North Topeka Stores. The directors of the National Gro cers' association have announced that they w-ill rerdaoe the stocks of the gro cery stores which were washed out y the" inundation of North Toreka. "f the twenty or more North side grocor all but two were members of the asm. ciation. Ail lost heavily from the flood and all will be given aid. Balloon Carried Out to Sea. MnrMilifo Terrsnee .Tune 11 lioll-unn 1 ,i,h fn-tr aeronauts, was carried our re sea yesterday afternoon. Their fate is not JlUWOll.