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LARGEST DAILY 10 PAGES IN KANSAS. s LARGEST DAILY 10 PAGES IN KANSAS. lit?, ii ii I i F i 1 . y LAST EDITION TUESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 16, 1903. TUESDAY EVENING, TWO CENTS. 1 "! 000 PAnU!!? in Eye Witness of the Disaster at Heffner, Ore. Tells the Story of the Extra ordinary Occurrence. UK SAW DENSE CLOUD, And the Next Instant He Beheld a Wall of Water Carrying Immense Trees and Timbers on Its Crest. Swept on Tearing Uieat Hocks from Their Foundations. KEARLY ALL DROWNED Few in ', Hood's Pathway I! a I I iaie to Escape. A Long List of the Known Dead and Missing. Portland, Ore., June 16. A special to the regop.ian from lone, Cue., says: David McAtee, a business man ot Hernr.er. li'i;e residence is on a bench above Heppner, was an eye witness of the flood ,it that point. In company vi 'h Frank Spauldin? he left Heppner ai-out in;:: o'clock Sunday night on horse back. "Ou Sunday afternoon," said Mr. Mc Atee. "there had been a pretty severe rainstorm, accompanied w ith much w ind and lightning I was standing in front cf the house and noticed that a cloud of remarkable de-nseness shrouded the top cf th- hill on the east side of the can yon. I turned for a moment when a roar caused me to look again at the Mil I saw a wall of water, whose h-iht I would be afraid to gauge, rush ing down ill-- mountain, carrying itn mc nse trees and timbe r on its crest and tearing the very rocks from their foun dations. The torrent struc k the upper part of the toun first. The residence of Thenins Howard was the first to fall ard h:s entire family was drowned. In th- King home also every person was eire- ned. hs was the cafe in the Hale e.rd SiliiiL- residences. All of these heoj: es ware about fotir or rive blocks stove the business center. The resi- ;. r-f Abraham ilamsick was entirely eje-r.eitshed. ' Tnj ie.-i-leia e of G. A. Rhea was car ii -1 away and the entire family, eon Msrmg of both wife anel three daughters and Miss Adkins. a cousin, were Wist. "M:. Kli'-a himself was absent in poitland. C. E. Kedtield, whose resi-cb-nce w.is completely destroyed, was ab-o ab.-cnt ami his wife and baby c t o v, tied. "Ail r-i the Wells family but two were l'-st and the house earrieel away. "With t oe oils tesidenr e w ent the house of G'orge Swaggart. Mr. Swaszgart's twa mart i-d daimlitors w ere drow tied w ith t n'-i r live (hih! re-n, "Jim Matck's house was next. Mr Mnlo. k " j? drowned, but his family was saved. I -r. Hm'Lts' house also went. Ib-re rpe child was drowned, hut the rest of th-- ftimiiy si aped. Mis. Klder was drouned to It r residence. The hou-n-K of Mr. I'.oyd nd Mr. Walton w ere also 3vtroyl and both families lost. "perhaps 1)1. great-it loss of life nr. Mined at the Jbppner bote-!. 1 t--ou was carried away. It is suppose! that tlv re -.t about fifty guests ir this betel, all of whom are reported to b lost. The proprietors themselves n,-ic avo-i, but their families are amonir th I ne innises oi icon '.attersiai Mr ii i ta f h 1-i, t 'o riin nd Mr. Noble were Fntirelv and all persons in thos-V. ell., fa lies veto cirow IK d, as wee s of Janus Jone-s and Henry .1. Farnsworth and Philu. ' fa 1 1 r. E. le also drowned. The entile portion of Hepymer was de but the business houses hei'i- 1 i I Mm on hi-her ground ami beina ge'ne-raliv brii k ami stone were nnl ', rf r 1- riRoiace.l. The s,-bo,a i,,,,,o . ' j 1 1 ' I' e' mill IIIIJI t ere saved, but two hun lies omt-iin-l 'te,y wrecked the depot 111" rising w-at..,- An he. ips of driftwood oil,. the roof of the- station lllg I-aity were forced ti e tiyramids of timhe.- in I 1 f -a tile to extricate- the corpse, which tigh-d m the hiusli. T'ndoublel!v of the drowned were carrier by diinir waters down the valley" ' if b"i persons have i,,n buried in er s gia e yard. Ow ing to the en of pic in-,- f,,, 'it,. . ,. men the 1 A ! H- p- t il-e ii-g i le ad, the U tims of the flood mos t part interred in com- mo rate DEAD AND MISSING. List of Those Lost in th Flood at Heffner, Ore. lore, ore . June 16.-A list of the dead or missing, as near as can be as C named is as follows- James Matim k. Mrs. Tom Matlock. ,1. S. Ho,-kel and two children "ti "f William Avers. V' A""n- "lf" :u,d daughter Man-ay Jones. M ' Jame s Jones. A c. ("reigher. 'r,y "mi. baby and two boys Mrs. No,a Florem. Mrs Ada Curtis and babv Mrs. c. p. I;e,lf,eld. 'an. he Redtield. - Kamnn. "V. Andrews. I'eai-i Jones and familv. James Willi?. Fred Kmc. wife and four children. Mr. and Mrs. Dawson and 'our child- Sfolter family. Tom Howard, wife and three rhild r'n. M Bride family of six. Harriman, wife. Rn, father. I.iptr. and child. "Ab Wells and wife. Mrs. Ashh.iugh and six children Dr. MrS-.vard. - Crtsman. Gorge The rnton. wife and child. Mrs. Keithly and gr:'jidson. Mr. and Mrs. Gum, Mrs. Pad berg. ki 1 tiluii Mauel Ielefer and mother. rover Wright. Mr. and Mrs. Leml and five children. Ora Icoberts. Matide Keithley. Mrs. Robert Hinel and two children. Fred Oxley. Alice Boylus. "W'llber Beard and family. Florence French. Feddie MoDoi-e!l. Nellie Howard. Fred Willie. F,. D. Reed, wife and baby. Pres I.ooney. .Mrs. Henbv. R. O. Hart '.nd wife. Jenkins family. Charles .MiLary's child of Pend'eton. Mrs. Estes and danghter. Kunice Brie-ss. 'Mra. Clyde Wells. Andrew Peterson of Hillsboro Kelly. Fnidentified boy. J. J. Harris. Mrs. Woo'lw-ard. - Mrs. N. Davis. Mrs. Klizaheth Wills and daughter. Mrs. Adams. Family of (ieorge Pwaggert. Yj. James, wife and daughter. J I. Mvers. T. W. A'yre?. " Mrs. Beach Hynd. Hazel Hynd. Mrs. Guy noyd. Fischer of Spray. Mrs. C. 1j. Andrews and four children. Tr. K. Vaughan and wife. Mrs. C. A- Rhea. Miss "Lloyd Estes. Mrs. William Myers and four children. Mrs. Abrams and daughter. Mrs. J. Woodward. Ranks and wife. John Steer of Portland. W. A. Peterson. J M. Cooley. Assessor W. L. Darling and wife. Mrs. Church. TV Gentry. Three Japanese. Seven Chinese. Mrs. Guerdane. George Kent7.Iey and wife. Mrs. O. C. Bovci and three children. A. S. Weld. Harry Weils. George Wells. Mrs. Clyde Wells. Mrs. Curtis and child. Mrs. Nora Adkius. Tfaby of J. K. Carr. Mrs. Dave Hamilton and two daugh ters. Mr. and Mrs. James Jones and two da ughters. Harry Handley, wife and child. Hcrth-a Frislow. Mrs. T,uinshea. .l imes Willis and two children. William Dawson and wife. In addition to the foregoing are twenty babies and strangers that were not identified. HASTILY BURIED. 115 Corpses Have Been Already In terred at Heppner. lone. Ore., June 16. Elias Conner, a stock raiser of lone, returned from Heppner at -' o'clock this morning:. He left the scene of the disaster at 6 o'clock last night and brings the latest news. "It is now known.", said Mr. Conner, "that at least 275 or 3si uaotle were drowned. 11a corpses have been hastily buried in wooden boxes and some were merely wrapped in blankets There were still several wagon loa'ls of dead on their way to the cemetery when 1 left Heppner itself has now been pieftyl well searched except m piles of debris, where it is thought great numbers of dead bodies will be found. "Between Ic)ne and Hepprer." saiel Mr. Conner, "there are great piles of debris, but the flood passed so rjuiekly that the roads have not been seriously damaged. The railroad track however from Lex ington, is badly torn up. "It looks strange to see the heavy steel rails bent, and twisted like cork screws and the heavy timber splinter ed like matchwood. "In Heppner itself the flood swept a (lean path two blocks wide through the tow n, follenving generally the course ot Willow creek." STORIES OF PFRVIVORS. Pendleton, Ore., June 16. Three men who survived the flood at Heppner have arrived in this city. They sire R. D. Ball. J. J. Kelly and A. P. Bradbury. They left the Hooded city yesterday af ter witnessins the destruc tion of the town and assisting in the rescue. Mr. K-lly said: "The storm was something fearful. It ceiuld be easily seen from the city. The people were gathered in their yards and on their porches to witness the display of the heavens. "The rain was not falling in Heppner, but could be seen some distance away. Shari) flashes of lightning were accom panied by the howling thunder. Then suddenly the thunder storm died away and left an ominous silence. Then a low. riiinbl'112 noise- was heard, vel". faint at first, but growing louder. Tl'c (ity is situat'-d on Willow creek, which makes a sharp turn above the city. As th" noise ei-eV louder and louder, th people became frantic. But in a mo mem the van of the floeiel burst into view around the curve (if the creek, eairymg in its crest the cahins and houses which stood in its path. Tie peonlj made a ruch to the hills, but were too late. The flooel was upon them. The little river is ordinarily feet wide and six inches deep. In five niinute-s it was transformer! into a roar ing torrent 400 feet wide and ;ft feet deep. Houses were lifted from founda tions end carried on the swirling waters Resist 'nee was impossible. Everything was swept before the rush of the flco-V People were caught in their homes md forced to caw 1 out on the roof. The.r as the house- moved down the stream they i aught on to trees and hung th-re until motning. when they were res( ne-d. " Th" depot was left standing, also th two warehouses tontaining 2,e'y.nna pounds of wool." 200 BODIES FOUND. It Is Believed Total of Dead Will Reach 400. Spokane, Wash.. June 16. Direct ad vices to the Chronicle, from Heppner. Ore.. 10 o'clock this morning, state that thus far the bodies of 200 victims of Sunday night's disaster have been found. Two hundred ate supposed to be hidden in the rui-is or to have been swept down Hie valley by the terrible flooel. An esfint it-1 this morning places the total number of ri( td at 400. Near ly all of these were in H-'npner. it be ing thoiiLtht f-'w peris'ie-d in the vail y below the town. Today's '-fpott in dicates that th" number injured is com paratively small. "More provisions are needed." i? th"1 report from Heppner this morning, other help seems fairly well supplied. Men have been coming in to assist in (Continued on Page 6.) LELAIJD AT HELM. Presides at Meeting of Kansas Mutual Policy Holders. Judge Hook Decides Question in His Faror. TRUSTEES IN CONTROL. Believes There Are Enough Proxies to Carry Out Plan. This Probably Means a Sale to Illinois Life. Meeting Now lieing Held Representative Hall. at Under authority of a written ruling made Monday afternoon by Judge Hook in the Kansas Mutual case, Cyrus Ice land presides at the meeting of the company which is in progress this af ternoon. The organization of the policy holders with George W. Crane as chairman, which was perfected here on June 1 will not be recognized by the court. Judge Hook held that the statutes provide that the trustees shall perform p. B u Cyrua Leland, Who Is Presiding at th Meeting of Kansas Mutual Stockholders Tcfday. all the functions of directors of the company, and that acting as the direc tors, and as officers of the court, it is their duty to take full charge of the meeting, and make reitort of the pro ceedings to the court. Judge Hook also made a ruling on another point of importance. He holds that any proposed plan of action must receive the sanction of at least two thirds of the total number of policy holders of the company, not merely two-thirds of the policy holders present at the meeting. The court says that an action of such grave importance as the transfer of the property should be sanc tioned by two-thirds of the total num ber of policy holders. He recommends that if it is impossible for two-thirds of the policy holders to agree, that the iepiesentatives of the two factions which have the largest support get to gether and try to fix up an agreement which will be mutually satisfactory and for the best interests of the policy hold ers. Under this two-thirds ruling, it will t,e necessary for any proposed line of action to receive the votes of about 4,200 policv holders. There are a total of about S.TjOO different policy holders. h this total, there are only about .",,0.0 i-epiesented at the meeting today. It will therefore lie nei es-ary to secure al most unanimous action on the part o the polic y holders who are represented. Things "seem to indic ate that the pro position of the Illinois Lite Insurance company to reinsure the Kansas Mutual business has the largest following, and will be adopted. This is the plan which is advocated by Leland and Cole, two of the trustees. Strange as it may seem. D. W. Mul vane is w ot king in harmony with Le land to advance the interests of the Illi nois ft-'. The National Life Insula nee company has the backing of the old ofiicers oi the Kansas Mutual, w hich is eonsidere i by some as a source of weakness rathe, than strength. There is a ti-e.iudi-e against the old ofiicers, and it has to be recognized, regardless of whether it is un lust prejudice or not. PROXY COMMITTEE MEETS. All this morning the committee o! ofH. ial proxy holders re commended by the court was in session at Kansas Mu tual h- ndr-uarters. Those present wen Case F.roderic-k. Holton: S. L. Ryp.n. Hiawatha: W. A. L. Thompson, To peka; Elrick C. Cole, Great Bend; O. Z. Smith. Wic hita. Thomas Patre was no. pj-fsent and was represented by G. i;ia:-.c!ev. The committee called before it the reprefscrntattves of each of the insurant-; companies which has made a proposi tion, and gave them a heai ins. Each agent was asked to advo at the bid of his comnany to the best of his ab'b itv. and was asked numerous question:-c-oticerning the bid. This meeting was all behind closed doors. Tt is understood that this committee holds by far the largest pottion of th" proxies, anrl as neatly all of the com mittee has lined up with the Illiin-i.-i Life. it. gives tht remra:1' the insidj track at the mening of th" contest. HINTS AT TROFBEE. There were rumors this morning' that there woulel be trouble when the time for organization came. The backers of the National Life, who are very hosti'e to the trusteies. do not want Mr. Lelan ! to preside. They were quietly working the thing; up, and urging their friends to be on hand promptly for the con flict at 2 p. m. Some of the leaders of that faction held a meeting, Monday night and dis cussed the order which tiad just been given out by Judge Hook. It was re ported that at that time an agTeemem was reached as to the plan of action to be followed today by the allied forces in opposition to the trustees and th Illinois I-ife. DEMAND'S DENIAL. Cyrus Leland this morning denied the report that the trustees have solicited proxies on behalf of the Illinois Life In surance company or any other company. '"The meeting will be conducted with absolute impartiality," said Mr. Leland. "It is false that the trustees have se cured two-thirds of the proxies and will vote them for the Illinois Life. The trus tees will simply conduct this meeting and make a report to the court as to what has been done." Mr. Leland also denied the statement that the trustees have not given a cor rect summary of the bid of the Illinois Life. 'The Illinois Life submitted to the trustees a form of contract." said Mr. Leland. "which it would have been en tirely improper to make public at this time. The summary presented to the policy holders covers every essential point of the contract." WENT TO REPRESENTATIVE HALL. After the meeting of policy holders had been called to order by Mr. Leland at the company's office. Seventh and Jackson streets, it at once adjourned to representative hall in the state hose where accommodations had been ar ranged. It is likely that a session will be held this evening. Some think that the meet ing will continue for several days. It all depends on how- tightly the proxies are tied up in the hands of the rival fac tions. If neither side can adopt a plan without the co-operation of the other, there may be a deadlock which will cause unexpected and interesting com plications to ensue. There are several individuals here, act ing without special reference to either faction, and yet controlling consider able numbers of proxies. These indi viduals may. by combinations, be able to exert a controlling influence on the meeting. Promptly at 2 o'clock Mr. Leland called the meeting to order at the com pany's headquarters. About 150 policy holders were crowded into the hall, and quite a number of others were unable to get in. "It had been our intention," said Mr. Leland, "to adjourn this meeting at once to representative hall, but just this afternoon, quite a number of additional proxies have been received, and it will require probably two hours to tabulate them, and see that they are properly entered upon the books. A statement will he given to each policy holder showing how many proxies he controls, how many have been revoked by later proxies, and how many polices have lapsed and are not eligible to vote. It therefore has been found necessary to adjourn this meeting until 4 o'clock, when it w ill reconvene at representati ve hall." Governor E. N. Morrill was present at the meeting. The old officers of the Kansas Mutual were also there. Geo. W. Crane was not present. The majority of the crowd seemed to be friendly to the Da vis-Moon-Welleome faction, but the majority of the proxies will probably be favorable to the Illinois Life Insurance company's proposition. DOESN'T MAKE A TRUST When One Corporation Out 1! i v a 1 Concerns. Buys Jefferson City, Mo.. June 16. The su preme court has dec-ided against Attor ney Genera! Crow in his suit for a de cree in ouster against the Continental Tobac c o company, brought for violation of the Missouri anti-trust laws. Judge Fox wrote the opinion of the court and all the judges concurred with him in confirming the report of the ref eree and dismissing the case. This is a decided victoiy for the tobacco com pany. In tine the court holds a cor poration acting in good faith and in tire legitimate pursuit of its business can buy up all the assets of other similar i corporations it has the money to pay for. The law prohibiting the formation ! of a trust or combination to control j prices- roes not prohibit the purchase of ; one corporation by another. The c ourt says that the evidence taken ! before the commissioner fails to show! a combination or trust. j The authority to buy. manufacture j and sell tobacco and authority to erect, maintain and operate such plants all of I which is granted the company by its ; charter, clearly gives the company the , pow er to purchase the assets of other ! c ompanies in a smaller business. Th order of the court therecore is the report j of the commissioner be confirmed. Lakin Beet Sugar Crop. Lakin. Kan., June 16. The beet sugar agriculturist of the Rocky Ford fac tory has made his first inspection of the crop in this county and reports the prospect for a fine crop as first class. In many instances the crop has been planted three times this- season. HE STEPS OUT. Austrian Premier Hands in His Hesignation. It Is Promptly Accepted by the Emperor. OUTBURST OF CHEERS Greets the Announcement of His Action in Parliament. Forced to His Course by Lack of Harmony. Budapest, June 16. Premier DeSzett announced today in the lower house of the Hungarian diet that he had tendered his resignation to King Francis Joseph on Sunday last and that his majesty had accepted it. Reports that the cabinet intended re signing had been in circulation prior to the assembling of parliament so there was considerable tension in the house when it assembled. The entrance of the premier was the signal for an outburst of cheers from his supporters while the opposition retorted with scoffing shouts of "What a happy funeral." The premier rising said: "I have repeatedly set forth the prin ciples and views which have guided my policy in regard to the opposition mani fested by obstructionists to the army bill. "On both occasions I said my policy would only be followed so long as full harmony of views prevailed among all the factions concerned. As such har mony no longer exists I tendered my resignation to the king Sunday and his majesty has been pleased to accept it. I beg the house to adjourn pending dis formation of a new cabinet." DEWEY TRIAL OPENS. First Witness Refuses to swer (Questions. An- St. Francis, Kas., June 16. With an armed guard standing as a solid wall between the men and curious public, Chauncey Dewey, W. J. McBride ana Clyde Wilson faced Justice Hall for their preliminary hearing this morning. No one was allowed to enter the court house until he had been searched for weaoons. The soldiers sat with their backs to the court and faced the crowd, thus having an opportunity to view every one who entered the court house. The line extended clear across the room from wall to wall. The array of legal talent here is probably the greatest ever witnessed at a preliminary hear ing in Kansas. All interested in the trial are here. The cowboys from the Dewey ranch who were with the accused the day of the triple murder arrived late last night. All came heavily armed, but this morning their guns had been discarded and they spent most of their time in side the guard lines of the camp. The Berrys came to town early today and but little was seen of them until they entered the court. Men. women and children crowded the court room. Sonvi had driven miles to hear the hearing. Every soldier before leaving camp wa given additional ammunition and the strictest orders as to guard duty is sued. The prisoners were brought into court at 10 o'clock, surrounded by a guard of nearly a dozen soldiers. The soldiers on guard in the court numbered twenty or more. Each man sat with his back to the court and their line stretched nearly across the court, mak ing a solid wall between the prisoners and the public. A bayonet was fixed to every srun. Ed Tucker, one of Dewey's cowboys, the first witness called, created a sen sation by refusing to answer any of the questions put to him by Attorney Gen eral Coleman for the state. Tucket said he would refuse to answer ques tions because he understood there was a. warrant out for his arrest, and State Senator Hessin, attorney for the de. fense, volunteered that the witness was acting under counsel's advice on th ground his answers might deduce tes. timony that would tend to incriminate him. The Dewey cowboys have, it is stated, refused to testify and this has success fully blocked the purpose for which the state has subpoenaed them. Tucker continuing to refuse to repl to his questions. Attorney General Cole, man appealed to the court and asked that he be committed to jail until he would answer. Justice T. S. Hall, -before whom thc case will be heard, is a retired Methn. dist preacher. He was wanted to ofTU ciate at the funeral of the murdered men, but the message reached him after the train to Bird City had gone He has been a resident of western Kan sas for years, and while not engageel in dispensing justice sells grain and feed of all kinds. This is the secon 1 case which he has been called upon to try. "I make it my aim," he said to day, "in lawsuits tried before me to try to bring about a settlement between Un people at outs. But this case is too much for me." Attorney Coleman appealed to the court and Justice Hall ordered Tucker sent to jail for contempt, as he did A. L. Winship. another of Dewey's cow boys who followed Tuok-r on the stand and also declined to testify. Beach D. Berry told the story of the killing and when asked who fired the first shot, answered promptly: "Chauncey Dewey." Berry said that he recognized Dewey. Wilson and McBride in the attacking party. Two More Warrants Issued. Washington. June 16. The federal grand jury here resumed the considera tion of postoffice department cases to day. It is stated that two warrants were issued at the district attorney's office to day for the arrest of persons involved in the scandals. No information can be obtained as to who the persons are against whom the warrants are di rected. Roosevelt's Guests. Washington, June 16 Baron Stern berg, the German ambassador. Baton Rheinbaden. the Prussian minister of finance, and General Frederick D. Grant were President Roosevelt's guests at luncheon yesterday. A Change in the Pope's Treatment Rome, June 16. Dr. Lapponi visited the pope today and changed his treat ment. He found the pope better. RAIN WAS WELCOME. Streets Wore Dusty and the Ground Parched. It wasn't long ago that there was too much rain, but the rain today was hailed with delight. It laid dust in North Topeka where a week ago there was several feet of mud. The rain up to 11 o'clock amounted to 13 hundredths of an inch, and there was more at noon. The forecast sent out today was "Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday." The maximum anl minimum temperatures reported from over the state for the 24 hours endin--; this morning at 7 o'clock were as fo: lows: Baker, K2, 60; Concordia, 78, 62; Dodge City, 78, 60; Fort Scott. SS, 53; Hays City. 76, 56; Macksville, 76, 56: Me Pherson, SO, 62; Osage City. 82, 60; Sedan, 82, 58: Topeka, S3, 61; Toronto, 86, 60; Wichita. SO, 64. Today's corn and wheat region bul letin says: "The temperature has risen at all stations in Kansas and western Missouri, and in all the districts exc-pt the Minneapolis where it has fallen. Cloudy weather was general over Kan sas this morning and some rain had fallen at Dodge City. Light showers have fallen in other districts." The hourly temperatures recorded to day by the government termometer were as follows: 7 o'clock 6S I 11 o'clock 7t 8 o'clock 71 I 12 o'clock 70 9 o'c lock 74 I 1 o'clock 71 10 o'clock 79 ! 2 o'clock 78 Total rainfall till 2 r. m 11 inrn. Wind. 10 miles, from the west. WHO WILL BE JUDGE? Politicians Are Apparently Still at Sea. The contest over the appointment of a LTnited States district judge is quiet, pending the arrival of Senator Lons and Senator Burton to discuss the mat ter. Senator Long is expected to arriv on ihs 4:40 Santa Fe train from t"n west this afternoon, and Senator Burs ton is looked for at most anv time. They may hold a conference between themselves and attempt to agree upon a candidate. Justice Pollock's friends are doing all they can to line up the Leland element of the party for their candidate, but the uncertainty of Senator Long's posi tion makes the politicians slow to maka promises. And meanw hile a great many people are talking for Chief Justice Johnston. The boom for H. N. Loomis is also gaining increased momentum, notwith standing the fact that Mr. Loomis haw repeatedly stated that he is not a can didate but is for Charles Blood Smith The political atmosphere will doubt less clear considerably when Senator Long arrives and his position becomes known. At present even his most intK mate friends do not seem to know his inclinations in the mattur of the judge, shin. s ' NOW NEARLY $30,000. That Is the Amount of General Helief Fund. Major William Sims has received $1 771 ?4 not heretofore reported in the general Kan sas relief fund. This, with w-lmt h i,e, : turned over to him by Gov. t'ailey. brings cue- cuiHi ui me general ivansas fund r to nearly $30.'.X. The late contributions re ceived by Major Sims are as tollows- Arkansas City si Ellinwood 415 cm Smith Center ' "d cm McPherson ,3 Bancroft, Kan til ct) Douglass. Kan C2.00 Seneca, additional ,-0 r First Methodist church, McPherson 4'oo Hamilton, Kan 40 ( Silver Post G. A. R. Winfield. . . . '. '. ::7d5 Rush Center 2s. (Ki Spearville, additional ft.cni Liberty Sundav school Oskninnsa vi iO I O. F. Showalte'r, Cleveland. O JOa-a .viasonio loage, tisn c. enter jo 00 H. C. Neer, Hackensack. N. J 5. in Robinson camp M. W. A. .Robinson 1 .Oil Total $1.771.ii4 Gov. Bailey received three additions to the general Kansas fund at the state house this morning. They were as follows: Kirwin $317.00 St. John, additional G.V75 Simon Shaffer, Kinsley 10. Oi Total 1395.73 This additional contribution from St. John makes a total of .'o'i.35 which that little town has given to the flood sufferers. CARS FELL ON THEM. Four Men Killed While Working on a Trestle. Cheyenne, Wyo June 16. Four men were killed at a grading camp of Kil patrick Brothers, 20 miles west of here on the Union Pacific. A trestle on which the men were working gave way and they were caught under a number of flat cars in the fall. THE DEAD: ANTONIO P1CCONA. DOMONTCO MARINO. ANTONIO AS PRO MONTE. NICOLA FATA. Four others. Matt Brown, W'alter Viekery, Ben Baughn and C, H. Mur ray, were injured. START A FE It K Y LINE. One to Operate in Kansas City Is Chartered. The carrying away of the bridges across the Kaw at Kansas City has already- caused the chartering of a ferry company to operate at that point. "It is the Argentine Ferry company, and the charter was granted today-. It Is au thorized to operate a ferry across the Kaw where the bridge formerly known as the "Old Southern" bridge formerly stood, and in that vicinity. It is capi talized at $4.0oo and its directors are J. M. Bailey, D. Watson. A. H. Shumate, August Jasper and Estella Wright. Other charters granted today were the following: The Stockton Elevator & Shipping association; capital stock. $10.0(10. The Kingman Co-Operative associa te ; capital stock, $20,000. How-ard-Massey Mercantile company, Osage City; capital stock. $20,000. Penn State bank. Fenn. Chautauqua county; capital stock. $20,000. Powell Hardware company El Dorado; capital stock. $25,000. Travelers' Cigar company, Hutchin son: capital stock. $20,000. Horton Water & Light company, Hor ton; capital stock. $60,000. Morgan Is Coming Home. London, June 16. J. Pierpont Morgan will be a passenger on the White Star line steamer Oceanic which is to sail from Liverpool June 17 for New York. m BE SESSION. 1 Governor Evidently Convinced That It's Unavoidable. To Enable Wyandotte County to Kestore Bridges. NEED OF SPECIAL ACT. No Other Way for the Issuance of Bonds. Will Limit Legislature to These Bridge Measures. W ednesday, June 24, Probably Date of Meeting. The legislature will, in all probability, be called together in fpecial session to cope w ith the bridge .proposition which confronts some of the flood-stricken counties, more especially Wyandotte. The official call will probably be issued tomorrow, and the date for the session will be on Wednesday of next week. June 24. This" is the only way out of the dif ficulty which presents itself to the governor, as a result of his trip to Kan sas City last night, at which time he conferred with leading citizens of Kan sas City, Kansas, relative to the mat ter, and after every other suggestion to relieve the situation without a special session has been exhausted. It is the governor's desire that the session shall be short and to the point. His only reason for calling it is to en able Wyandotte county to rebuild thts bridges across the Kaw, without which business between the two Kansas City3 and between different portions of Kan sas City itself can scarcely be trans acted. The governor w ishes the legisla ture to attend strictly to the bridaa business and do nothing else at all, un less, it may be to enable boards of county commissioners to readjust th; taxes of the flood sufferers. There is no doubt that Kansas City. Kan., is facing a tremendously serious proposition. Wyandotte county lo.-t eight bridges, one at Bonner Springs., one at Turner, and the other six in Kansas City, Kas. It is believed that the present emergency can be met by rebuilding five of these bridges, but tne five will cost upwards of $500. ooc). The people in Kansas City, Kan . are afraid that they will lose a good share of their population and enterprises if these bridges are not rebuilt within the near future. Many of the residents of Kansas City, Kan., are employed on th. other side of the river, and with the bridges gone they finel it almost impos sible to go back and forth between their homes and their employment. Unless the bridges are restored many will have to move to Kansas City, Mo. Then, too, there is danger that some of the big industries which are located on the Kansas side will move into Mis souri unless transportation facilities are afforded across the Kaw. A single pack ing house recently paid out $220 in a single day for transporting its employes across the Kaw. This is the desperate situation which was presented to Governor Bailey at a conrerence wiin aDOUt twenty-nve rep resentative citizens of Kansas City at the Midland hotel there last night. Th; governor was accompanied from To peka by State Treasurer Kelly, the only other member of th1 executive council in the city. The governor had also informally requested ex-Attorney Gen eral Godard and another member of the Topeka relief committee to go with , him. Governor Bailey suggested that th county commissioners issue bonds t-3 rebuild the bridges, with the under standing that the state school fund commissioners might take part of them, which would guarantee that the next legislature would legalize the issue. His idea was that Kansas City capi talists would be willing to take tFTe re mainder of the issue. A canvass ot Kansas City banking institutions on Monday, however, showed that they would buy no bonds if there was any doubt of their legality whatever. It was also pointed out that the issue would surely be enjoined. Another objection urged w as that it would be criminal on the part of the county commissioners to issue bonds illegally, and while such ac tion would doubtless not be brought against the officers. It would not be ad visable even in the great emergency. It is impossible, too, in Wyandotte county to hold a bond election for bridges until the general election nejet year. The law provides that such bond elections may not be held except at gen eral elections in counties having more than 20.000 population. The Kansas City people pay their bridges cannot be replaced for their or iginal cost, and the law covering repairs does not thus apply. The Kaw has con siderably widened its channel so that it will be ' necessary to widen the bridges. Then traffic has so largely increased be tween the two Kansas Citys that the bridges must be enlarged to meet mod ern conditions. The bridges are practi cally wiped out. There is little or no salvage. The abutment remains are where piers should be. In view of this situation there seema to be no way to help Kansas City's des perate situation except to call a special session of the legislature iO legalize the bond issue. Governor Bailey, it is un derstood, will insist that it shall be for no other purpose than to enable the counties to rebuild their bridges whirh have been destroyed by the floods, anu such other limited action as may be incidental and necessary as a result of the flood and which his call will specify. The Shrine Was Burned. New Y'ork. June 16. In a church pro cession of Corpus Christi the temporary shrine has been burned and one man killed by a cannon shot, says a Herald dispatch from Point-a-Pltri. Guada loupe. Political opposition, this being a French colony, caused the church to make a great demonstration. The pro cession was nearly two miles long. A small cannon which was hauled about for saluting purposes was discharged in a large crowd. Mr. Sarraud, a mer chant, who was standing near by. had one side blown away and was killed In stantly. Weather Indications. Chicago, June 16. Forecast for Kan sas: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednes day; variable wind.