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, 'f rf I LARGEST DAILY ! I !'", T LARGEST DAILY I'M ii- l' 0 PAGES IN KANSAS. 11 I - US1 ECHO, WEDNESDAY 'EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 17, 1903. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. S 111 PA( I'r'S U MM n ? " f Li IN KANSAS. VO-' sj; Av . r jR. FREY IS DYING i Former (ionera! Manager of Santa Fe Cannot Live. lie Is a Victim of Kidney Disease. AX EVENTFUL CAREER. Was Known as Most Successful Kailroad Manager. His Latest Project Was a Line Through Alaska. S'-d.ilii. Ml, June 17. There is no change in the condition of J. J. Frey, farmer general manag r of the Santa F". from yesterday. A dispatch from Sedalia. Mo., sas; that J, .1. Frey, formerly general mana- ffr of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe j railway is dying in that city from i tiraemio poisoning tesulting from kidn-y tiiseas". The dispatch says that his death is momentarily expected. .1 J. FRF.Y, T'ho is dying at Sedalia. Mr Frev's resignation as eneral rianatrer of the Santa Fe was nnnonnc fd N'r.vember 1.".. JSM. and took effeet January 1. lf'""i. lie then moved bis family to Albuquerque on account of his wiff's health and soon afterward be farne president of the penver & Cripple rrrk raihnad. He held this position rn!y a yp.ir when h bgan tht prom" t;on of a a railroad line throuah Alaska to th Behr.ng Suaits and b has eon froi'd to work on this project. Mr. Frey earn to Topeka as general manager of the Santa Fe in April. At the Time of his appointment he was ioe president and pn"ral manager of the Fast IJpe g. K1 F.iver roa.l. a branch of the M, K. & T.. which is now known a? the Sherman. Shreveport & Southern. baine retired as s'n"ral Fup-f rintendent of th0 M. K. &- T. but a i-hort time before. He succeeded Mr. A. A. Robinson, now president of the Mexican Central road. There is an intcj-estinir story told in (ornennn with Mr. Froy's appointment B tnwrnl manager of the Santa Fe. It is in the effect that his connection vi'h th-' Snnta Fe was due wholly to the well known loyalty cif Ooorpe li !' k t. his friends. A the story coes. Santa Fe affairf Ji.i.l sdreri thnnselves after the resif; (iHlin of Mi-. I'.oiansr.n so that the lat H Wad th'-n Lrenvfal manager oi t'c1 S'-ui h'-ro Calitotnia line, w-as slate,! for th position of central manacer rf the Sania l-'e rr a r ..-r. At the same T n iriea'-:s of Mr. 1-tey. who w't--In a position to know of Santa 1-V tho."c were workiti for his appoint- To- it as a successor of Mr. Wade in 'Ml- j tioov-ition of the latter's transfer to To- I Tcl-.a. S 'ic- tiuT5 previous to this overt .n S.irof, p,-. i ircl. s. Mr. W. 11. Rossinsto.-, of -Ilis . jty and a party of friends went to Hiitoin:i on a pl-asure irip. Tile T'-i ka att''a ney carried with him a 1-tt.r of introduction to the genera) ma uager of the Southern California toin from Mr. Pn k. containing th i-'pi'st that the hearer and patty be f-'nown -"-vtry courtesy possible during th'-:r stay on the line of the California ro 1 When the party reached the he olqoartei-s of the Southern Ca ii foru in ! ad Mr. Wade was absent, and the l'"'T was present'-d to his chief clerk, vita a rf-que-t for certain transporta tion The chi-f clerk tlid not feel at bb- rty to honor it. and Mr. liossingtoN and friends were compelled to pay for tii" lesired 1 1 a nsporl a t ion. -When the party returned Mr. I'o k was told of the oc, utien. e. and the eeneral soliciti r c.f Th Santa Fe announced that It b--!d 'lr. Wade responsible for the fault e! hi- thief clerk in snubbing- rd l'i-i. rid-- Mr. Feek did not forsret the matter JMid it is prr.ately par that borau---r f tlas i-,d!tect affront to Mr. I'eok' friends Mr. Wade failed to become iren fta! manager of the Santa !. Th-t SanTa Kp general soiji-itor was sliehtl aequainter! with Mr. Frey. and when the tun- came for nnniine a successor to Mr. Robinson, he swunsr the halanee in his favor against Mr. Wade. In thi way Mr Wa.ie remained in Californi.v general manage,- nf tho Southern c.ilifo. rii'c and Mr. Frey -ame to To peka as genera! manager of the Santa The year following Mr. Prey's ronneo ta r, with, the Santa Fe. the road h "" inv.lv.vl in the A. R. P. strike. It Teas a tr.ving time for the new official, wuh the several thousand miles of the . ataa Fe road proper under his control, an I his actions were closely watt lied hv W raiVoa-l world generally. It was then Tear the executive ability, for v-hieh he has Peon noted since the time b- l .cranio general superintendent of the - ' ls v T. was put to the test, as I iehal.ly two-thirds of the employes elopg the ij,,r, nf v,,,f were turned against the management. Rut Mr. Frev an;e out of tia- trouble with colors lly ic:: and received congratulations from 3-ilio'id officials all o-er the Pnited Stat-s for the w-jiv in which he handled tn strike, ftjnrp that time Mr. Frev has been a prominent tiguie in railroad circles. M- Frey was 17 years of age when he entered railway service as a messenger boy on the ohio & Mississippi, with which road he stayed thre,. years as ni'-s-enger hoy. operator and ni hr dis patcher, leaving in 1SS to become train master on the Missouri I'aciti". In IS72 be fdied the sa:pe post on the M.. K. & T.. and in 1S74 beiame superintendent V t of telegraph ami then division superin tendent of the same road. From 178 to IS!?, he had a wide experience in the operating departments of various lines in the southwest. Icing assistant, divis ion or general superintendent In suc cession on the Iron Mountain, the Mis souri I U. rifle, the Texas A- St. Louis and M.. K. & T. In March. ls:i, he became vie'- president and general manager of the East 'Line & Red River (now the Sherman, Shreveport & .Southern), hut in the following month he was made pereral manager of the A., T. & S. b: railroad. Mr. Frey was born in .Teffersonville, Ind., September 27, 1KS. He was mar ried on November 25, 1S72, in Sedalia, Mo., to Miss Ktta M. Hall, and as tiie fruit of the marriage there are four mil dren living. They are John C, Hall, J. J. jr., and Henrietta. ON THE INDIVIDUAL Depends the Fate of the Nation Says Senator Hoar. Iowa City, la., June 17. A feature of the commencement exercisi s at the Pni versity of Icwa today was an address by Pnited States Senator Coorge F. Hoar of Massachusetts, who said in part: "The fate of the nation d( pends on the last resort in individual character. K very thins in human government, like everything in individual conduct de pends in the end upon the sense of duty. Whatever safeguards may tie established, however compliated or well adjusted the mechanism, you come to a place somewhere where safety depends upon somebody having tiie will to do right when it is in his power and may seem to his interest to do wrong. When the people were considering the adop tion of the constitution of the Pnited States, one of our wisest statesmen said that the real and only security for a republic is w hen the rulers iia ce the same interest as the people. if they have not constitutional restraints will break down somewhere, except for the sense of duty of the ruler. "All elotions depend upon this prin ciple. You may multiply election oiTi rers and returning boards; you may provide for an appeal to court's of first or last resort, hut in the end you must somewhere come to a point where lb sense of duty is stronger than party spirit, or your election is but a sort of fighting, or if not that, a sort of cheat, ing. The same thing is true of the in. dividual voter, or of the legislator w ho is to elect the senator, or the gov ernor who is to anpevint the .judge or the executive officer, or the judge who is to interpret the constitution or stat ute or decide the case, or the jury. who is to find the fact. On these men de pend the safety and the permanence o" the republic. On these men depend lit", liberty and property. And yet each of them has to make that choice. Each man has to decide whether he will be influenced by ambition or by party spirit or the desire for popular favor or the fear of popular disfavor or the love of money on the one side, or by tlr sense of fiat;-. "Th ereat single purpose of moral education must be to induce the will to adhere to its general, permanent and de liberately conceived rairpose. in sntte of t'i-a motive which appear to it with spe cial strength at the time of the choi'-e of action. In other words, it is to give strength to resolution which will nipr come the strength of temptation. "To teaeh this to the young of the re public is the great duty of the univer sity. The final purpose of all such scholarship as of all life jS character." MADE THE POPE LAUGH. Clever Turn Given to Conversation by Hia Nephew. Rome. June 17. Count. Camelo Poeei, the pope's nephew- presented the pon tiff, in the name of Charles Astor Bristed and his daughters of New- York, with a magnificent gold prtoral cross adorned with diamonds, p-arls and rubies. His holiness was much pleased with the gjft and charged his nephew to convey his appreciation and thanks to the donors. The conversation during Count Pcrca's visit turned on the recent re ports of serious illness and even the death of the pontiff, at which Pope Reo showed considerable irritation and an noyance. Hjs nephew- in reassuring him said: "Your holiness must keep in mind the Italian proverb: 'the an nouncement of one's death always adds years to one's life'. This assures that you will live tc see a hundred." At which remark the pope laughed heart ily. Postponement Causes Alarm. London. June 17. Some alarm has been caused by the sudden and unex plained postponement until an untixed elate jn July of the king's review- of troops at AlcJershot. which was to have been h'ld June 22. Possibly the review has been postponed in order that it may be hep during President R-rmbet's visit to Kttaland. The king's health is good but the r-Tiienibrancp that be was seized with an illness immediately after the review- at Aldershot in June last year causes a renewal etf apprehension. Was Offered $1,000 a Month. St. Rouis, June 17. Former Lieuten ant Oovernor John A. Ree testifleei he fore the grand jury today in effect that h had Vie -n offered l. nan a month to place himself beyond the reach of the granel jury until after the boodle inves tigation is erd.erl. Mr. Ree sai'd he w-as approached by some man he did not know, who offered him Sl.nno a month in cash to keep clear of the grand jury just after h' went to Kansas City from Jefferson City. Greater Than Free Trade. Cape Town. June 17. Premier Sprigg in the course of a debate on the Soutn African customs oonventiem has taken occasion to refer in terms of warm ar- !preiv.il to Secretary Chamberlain's pre ferential tariff proposals. He said that i although h? had always heen an ardent i f ree trader he w-as bound to admit that i there was something greater than free trade, namely the consolidation of the empire. Was Chaplain on the Maine. New York. June 17. The Rev. John T. Chadwick, rhapl iin in the T'nited States navy, has tendered his resignation to President Roosevelt. Father Chadwick was one of the first priests to be ap pointed in the navy and was chaplain of the ill-fated Maine at the time of the explosion in Havana harbor. It is un derstood he Is to he appointed to one of the important parishes in this city. Open to Settlement. Los Angeles, June 17. One million acres of governnrent lands have been thrown open to settlement. The ltnd is ab.ng the line of The Santa Fe rail road from Nogales to Mojave and is ad desert. Only half a dozen applications were received at the local land office yesterday. riooriEmcoriTROL Policy Holders of Kansas Mu tual in Hopeless Tangle. Neither Faction Has Totes F:nongh to Carry Its Point. WOS'T BE REORGANIZED Now Certain That Another Plan Will lie Followed. Result Will Probably He Jleached by Compromise. Neither faction which is fighting for the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance com pany can control the situation without first compelling the capitulation of the other. F.aeh side has "sewed up" enough votes to deadlock tiie meeting. The probability is that the Illinois Life Insurance company will win. It has a very large majority over the Na tional Life, and there is much talk of compromise. The deadlock is not likely to last very long, unless the tight be comes a purely personal one. K. Wilder, one of the committee which holds the National Life proxies says: "The result will have to be a compromise of some sort. Neither com pany can win unless the other consents. A prolonged deadlock is something the policy holders do not want. Perhaps one of the opposing companies wiil buy the other out. This is the day of me rsrers." At II :P.O this morning-, the meeting of policy holders took a recess until 2 p. m. without having had a test vote which would show- exactly relative strength if the opposing factions. The revised list of proxies, made pub lic this morning by the trustee, shows that the National Life company, repre sented by the ilorrill-ilulvane- Wilder committee, has l.ini proxies in the name of that committee, besides what ever other friendly proxies are hel7 by individuals. The six men suggested by the trustees of the company as proxy holders, who are supposed to he friendly to the Illi nois Rife, control proxies as follows: Case Rroderiek clTX Thomas Page 2fl S. L. Rvan 14t O. Z. Smith 130 W. A. R. Thompson 79 B. C. Cole 1SS Total 1,926 It w ill require 4.11a votes to a-lopt any prnpn-ed plan. This is two-thirds of i the total number of eligible policy hold Cis as determined by the trustees. The total number of policy holders, on June ! 1, was 6.173. j At the meeting this morninsj the at- ' tendance was ns follows: . Number ot policy holders repre- I sented by proxy ..4.277 Additional policy holders, not hold ing proxies ?,' Total possible vote on any propo sition 4.315 It. is possible that more will be pres ent this afternoon. The trustees re port that the total number of proxies which have been filed for record is 4. 376. so it would appear that about 10 proxies were ncit present at the meeting this morning. It is also likely that more individual policy holders will b present this afternoon, anel the total number of votes which will be cast is likely to go as high as 4.an. RKORGANIZATION- AND LTQPir-A-TION. It is certain thatfor the present at least reorganization or liemidation will not be favorably considered by the pol icy holders. If either of these, plans i-i adopted it will be only for the purpose of breaking: a deadlock. This morning ex-Jovernor K. N. Mor rill presented the following resolution: "Resolved, That -it is the judgment of the policy bolrlers of the Kansas Mu tual Life company that it is inexpedient and unw ise to attempt to reorganize the comriani-. "Second That it would be a great in justice to many nf the policv holders to liquidate the affairs of the company. "Third That it is for the best inter ests cif all concerned to provide for thr transfer of those policy holders who de sire so to do, allowing all who prefer to withdraw from the company thei proper share of the assets." This resolution was rAtled out of orelev by Chairman Leland. because it did not follow the order of business which the trustees bad flrawn Ui ORDER OF BPSINF.SS.. The following is the order of husines which was prepared by the trustees to he followed at" the meeting: 1. .Meeting called to order by Mr. leland 2. Reading of Judge Hook's opinmn regarding authority of trustees to pre. side and proportion of vote to const!, tute two-thirds. 3. Call for policy holders present to come ni and register names. 4. Call for proxies not already pre sented. 5. Announcement of proxies and pol icy holders prcsont. . 6. Reading of reinsurance proposition-. 7. Presentation of reorganization pronosit ions. The order of voting was laid down as follows: ; 1. Shall the company go into liquida tion ? 2. Shall the company reorganize' 3. Shall the company reinsure its bus iness and transfer its assets in some re insuring corporation? This morning, the meeting finished up the order of business down I) lh- pre sentation of reorganization -r ;-..itions. at which .time Mr. Morrill presented his resolution. Mr. Leland stated that as a few more proxies bad been filed, the truste -s rieemed it wise to take a recess hefor ary voting should be done, for the pur pose of getting those proxies properly on record. He therefore adjourned the meeting until 2 p. m. The sentiment of the policy holders present, however, is overwhelmingly against reorganization or liqui iation. and thev will both be disn-sed of in short order when reached in the regular course of business.' No proposition for reorganization has been presented. LIST OF PROXY HOLDERS. There were present at the meeting this morning. 1..3 persons holding proxies, besides Cl policy holders. Most of the proxy holders are also policy holders. A complete list of the proxy holders, with the number held by each, as as fol lows : J. L. Allen. 3; TV. H. Avery. 3S; J. H. Atwood. 2: L. F. Ashton, ?.: O. J. Ar nold. 2: A. O. Anderson, 1; M. Albaugh, 1; H. A. Bishop, 1; R. C. Bugby, 3; L. C. Bailey, 2; J. E Brooks, 14; H. C. Bowman. 1; W. C. Brown, 1; Case Rroderiek. 373; Frank Burrnan, 64; E- D. Benner, 3; H. J. Bone. 22; J. Ft. Bowersox, 13; J. D. Bowersock, 32; K. L. Brown, 3; S. M. Brewster. 5; C. O. Klakeley. 10; F. M. Bonebrake, 11; F. VanBurman and J. H. Vandiesen, 54. Lottie A. Case, 1; J. B. Curran, 7; G. C. Clemens. 1: Cvrus Cox, 2; E. C. Cole, lSg; E. H. Crosby. S; Arthur Capper, 2; O. D. Carper, 45; M. M. Cloud, 5; W. L. Cayot, 13; W. A. Crawford, 6; B. H. Davis, 2; C. A. Dean. 4; W. B. Davis, 1; Guilford Dudley, 1; E. A. Davis, 57; Frank Doster, 2: D. M. Duggan, 2; EL P. Davis, 5; J. P. Davis, 7; H. L. Dwelie, 16; H. Ewing, 1; G. W. Fry hofer, 1; V. M. Forbes. 3; A. E. Focht, 2; Frank Foster, 1; J. H. French, 2; G. "W. Gerow, 16; J. W. Gier. 1: J. W. Going, 2; J. A. Gresham, 2; C. E. Gault, 7; P. M. Goebel, 1; L. H. Greenwood, 1; F. E. Grimes. 1; J. W. Gleed, 1; J. T. Hassev, 4; Harry Holderman, 3; R. T. Herrick. 2; R. J. Henry. 9; A. M, Har vev, 7; 11. A. Heath, 2; J. S. Hyman, 4; Heath & Sweet. 37; D. R. Hite, 15; J. P. Hall, 6: W. E. Hogueland, 1; E. H. Hogueland, 4; J. T. Hayes, 7; II. C. Holman. 1; Scott Hopkins, 1; S. Hunter, 56; A. M. Johnson, 2: Kendall & Pitts, 1; T. T. Kelley, 1; Franklin Lewen, 14; Garver & Larimer, 1; V. G. Lane, 12; J. L. Love. 5: H. W. Leeds, 1; T. K. Long, 1; M. V. Levy. 32; T. Moore, 2; J. E. Moon, 7; Cleland Messerve, 163; E. N. Morrill 10; W. Y. Morgan, 1; W. S. Miller, 3; -Morrill. Bonebrake & Thompson, 1; Joah Mulvane, 1; John R. Mulvane, 1; Mrs. C. H. Morrison. 1; J. R. Mulvane. 62: Mulvane and Wilder. 1; D. "W. Mulvane. S; C. G. Messerly, 63; W. H. Mills, 11; Mulvane, Morrill and Wilder, 1,101; J. J. Mead. 11: C. G. Mc Pheison, 2: S. C. MoAdams, 1; D. C. Nellis, 1; C. K. McCready, 2; I. G. Phelps. 1; O. W. Palm. 16; Thos. Page, 2f'l; W. Page, 1; H. Parker, 14; A. B. Quinton, 3: Eugene Quinton, 1; J. H. Richards, 2: A. L. Redden, 5; S. E. Rumble, 1: sj. L Ryan, I4o; S. Tingle, 35; J. P. Stewart, Is; T. H. Shumate, 2: J. W. Sharrard, 1; J. W. Stevens. 10; O. Z. Smith. 1:10: H. G. R. Schwartzkopf, 1; J. G. Slonecker. 1: H. C. Schwartz. 2; J. T. Scott. 67; T. B. Sweet. 3; H. E. Stevens, 1; David Overmyor, 1; W. A. 1.. Thomr.son, 79S; J. i I. Taylor, 3: H. Taylor. 5; Truehart and Smith. 9; J. A. Troutman. 1; J. H. VanPusen. ": W. H. Vernon. 1; Van Ostrand and Ryan. 3: Emma M .Viets. R; E. Wilder, 7; W. H. Wilder. 1; J. W. Wilder. 1; A. I .. Wilmarth, 2; L. S. Wolverton, 12: R. M. White. 2; A. J. Whitmore. 1; Geo. Wagner. 1; W. N. White. 2; B. R. Wheeler, 1; E. F. Ware. Jr., 1; E. L. Weurth, 1; Seth G. Wells, 14. FORE BBISTOW. Investigation of Additional Crookedness on Machen's Part. Washington, June 17. It is believed that the grand jury will shortly be asked by the postoffiee authorities to find another indictment against A. W. Machen. the former superintendent of the free delivery system. The charge, it is said, will be forgery, based upon the cashing ot a check for $369, drawn by the cashier of the New York postof fice in favor of Henry L. Lorenz of Toledo, O. It is claimed that the mon ey was to have been sent to Mr. Lorenz in care of Mr. Machen. The check was cashed in this city, being endorsed by Frank K. Raymond, who says he had the check cashed for Machen. Mr. Lorenz has declared that the signa tures, both of the check and voueher ?coimp.mying it are forgeries. He de clares that he has r.ot received a cent of the money anel has no knowledge of the transaction. James T. Metcalf, the superintendent of this service was summoned today o the private office of Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristow. where he was examineel by Mr. Tiristow, Inspec tor Fosnes, the general superintendent of the free delivery system and Mr.Riis tow s chief assistant in the investigation. Assistant Attorney General Robh and others. It is known the controversy over the contract for the printing of the money order paper was thoroughly considered. The Wynenop, Hrillen'oeck, Crawford company of New York, of which Herman Metcalf. a son of the head of the money order bureau, is an employe has had the contract for many years and Paul Heiman of Rutherford, N. J.. the lowest bidder, whom the Wel ders claim is unable to fulfill the con tract is makirg a determined light for the contract, his bid being $45,000 less than the others. Superintendent Metcalf has urged that the lowest ladder is unquaiitiod to fill the contract, as he has no plant. Im mediately after the examination of Mr. Metcalf, Ml . Pristow and Mr. Robb hur ried to the office of Postmaster General Payne, where with First Assistant Post master General Wynne, who has super vision of the money order service and w ho gi waited the public hearing in the interest of the lowest bidder, the whole subject was discussed and the laws governing the subject were taken up. Later Mr. Payne went to the White House and spent a half hour in con sultation with the president. UNION RECOGNITION Is All That Stands in Way of Strike Settlement. Chicago, .Trtne 17. The settlement of the hotel and restaurant strike appears today to hinge upon technicalities. The exact construction to be put upon the terms "union recognition" is the stumb ling block t'o'a speedy adjustment of the difficulties between the parties to the controversy. The joint board of the strikers' unions is inclined to hold out for an agreement to employ union help only while the hotel and restaurant owners declare they can do no more than promise not to discriminate. The joint board in conference early today was unable to agree upon the accept ance of the employers' terms and decid ed to submit the matter to President Gompers. The resumption of business by the downtown restaurants precipi tated several incipient fights, the pickets generally selecting women for their victims. On the whole, however, regu lar service with almost a full comple ment of help in the kitchens and dining ; rooms was effected hy all ot the strike j bound establishments. j Temperatures of Large Cities. i Chicago. June 17 7 a. m. temperatures : New York. Boston and Philadelphia 5S. Washington 62, Chicago and Minneapolis 56, Cincinnati 54, bt. Louis 64. Weather Indications. Chicogo. June 17. Forecast for Kan sas: Generally fair tonight and Thurs day; warnier tonight; variable winds. i FEARSAPLOT. Sultan Warns the Mother of Young Milan To Keep Her Son 0F of the Streets. IX RUSSIAN FAVOR. New Servian King Is Approved by the Czar. Will Be No Demand for Punish ment of Assassins. Constantinople, June 17. The sultan has warned Madam Christinch, mother of Milan, son of the late King Milan of Servia, to carefully guard her son. She is advised to keep her son in the house and not to allow him to appear on the streets. It is presumed that this advice was the outcome of fears that an at tempt may be made to murder" young Milan, although it is not believed that there will ever be any prospect of his succeeding to the throne of Servia. St. Petersburg, June 17. The czar's congratulation to King Peter was con sidered a public expression . f the un qualified favor with which the proclama tion of King Peter was received in offi cial circles here. It is regarded as ex tremely unlikely in view of the attitude of the Servian people that Russia will support the suggestion that the powers should demand the punishment of the assassins of King Alexander and Queen Draga. Belgrade. June 17. The cabinet min isters and other Servian oTTTeials here are jubilant over the czar's telegram to King Peter, demonstrating sympathy on the part of Russia. King Peter has telegraphed to the czar thanking him warmly for his message. Vienna, June 17. Cordially wordej telegrams have been exchanged be tween Emperor Francis Joseph anil King Peter, but the emperor in the midst op his congratulations to the new ruler seized the occasion to denounce the assassination. Rome, June 17. King Victor Emman uel has telegraphed bis congratulations to his brother-in-law, King Peter, of Servia, also expressing his wishes for the tranquility and prosperity of the country under the new regime. London, June 17. In accordance with his promise Premier Balfour in the house of commons today amplified the information regarding the attitude or the British government toward Servia He said the diplomatic relations with Servia which ended with the death of King Alexander had not been renewed. The government had considered wheth er it should mark its disapproval of the crimes which had disgraced the Servian capital by withdrawing the British minister. It however had been thought better that Sir Georere Bonham remain at his post and protect British interests. He would not be accreditee to the new government until further information was received regarding th--cireumstances under which it had comi; info power. Those powers in regard to whose attitude the government had re. ceived information had instructed their representatives to accept the present government as the de facto authority with which current business should b transacted. SCENE OF THE MURDER. Even the Bed Clothing Was Full of Bullet Holes. Belgrade, June 17. The correspondent of the Associated Press today was al lowed to inspect the palace in which King Alexander anel Queen Draga were murdered. The bedroom, which is fur nished in empire style, remains in the same condition as when the king ami queen fled on the approach of the as sassins. French novels lie on the king' table, and the queen's toilet articles, perfumes and cosmetics cover her diessing table. The costly silk bed coverings are full of bullet holes, thi conspirators having shot wildly in ah directions through and under the beds, chairs and tables in the effort to finei their -victims. A simple waiwirobe room, leading di rectly from the bedroom, w-as the sceni; of the final act in the drama. The apartment is lofty but scarcely severi feet wide and 15 feet long, and is fur nished only with three great wardrobes. The officers who attended the corre spondent showed the latter the blood stained floor at one end of the room where the king and queen fell, and tht broken Venetian shutter at the window through which their bodies were thrown to the ground. A secret stairway leads through th? floor to. rooms in the southern end or the palace. By this stairway the hap less couple might have attempted to escape, but. they were unable to do so because the opening of this stairway was coveted by a heavy chest. Escape, in any event, would have been impos sible, as the soldiers who had sur rounded the palace were so determined to kill the king and queen that they had even placed cannon in front of the pal ace and were prepared to destroy the building in the event of failing to find their prei-. Each of the three rooms between the vestibule and the bed chamber show marks of the tragedy. Mirrors were marks of the trgedy. Mirrors were fuvniture broken. there were bullet holes in the doors and in the oil por traits of the king, which are in every room, and most of the latter were oth erwise mutilated. Contrary to the general understanding but little effort had been made to renovate the apart ments except where the carpenters were making two new doors to replace those that had been blown to pieces at the time the conspirators forced their way into the rooms occupied by the king and queen. The royal apartments were simply and tastefully furnished, chief ly in Empire style, and presented a bomelik? appearance. The interior of the palace might have been that of a country house belonging to a prosper ous American. The bouse of the king's adjutant. La zar Petrovies. which vas the first at tacked, is even a greater wreck than apartments in the royal palace. The entrance was completely destroyed by dynamite. The adjutant then es caped unhurt but he was killed later in the vestibule of the palace. A large bloodstain marks the spot where the officer died. It was in a bare whitwashed room in the commander's quarters adjoining the palace that Queen Draga's two brothers were sitting on wooden chairs which bear marks of the bullets. (Continued on Page 6.) THE SPECIAL SESSION. Governor Bailey today sent out the call for a special session of the legisla ture of Kansas. No censure from any source should follow this action. The governor simply did his plain duty. In view of the con ditions he did what was absolutely es sential. Any attempt to enact any legislation separate from that made necessary by the floods should be frowned upon, nipped in the bud, and sent into obliv ion to say nothing of the future dis position of the legislator who attempts to profit by the accident of the state's disaster. The governor may be materially aided by the creation of sentiment of this kind and be spared the use of his veto club, which he will most assuredly swing with an ugly swirl, should an ungracious senator or member invite It. It matters not how worthy the cause, how advantageous the act cut It out, unless it Is a specific, necessary flood measure. The line must be drawn and drawn sharply, or an avalanche will be started and a session which should b9 concluded in a day be prolonged in definitely and create precedents which might be disastrous to future emerg encies. No) member or employe of the legisla ture need ask a cent for his service. If he be too poor and uncharitable to donate these to the state at this time, in honor of the flood sufferers, and as an earnest of his interest and sym pathy, he is too poor to be in politics, or too selfish to be the servant of a gen erous state. The proclamation is published else where in this issue. The convention is named in view of the vast amount of property destroyed by the recent floods "for the purpose of enabling counties and other municipalities to build neces sary bridges." In the judgment of the State Journal, following this proclamation, a warm vote of thanks should be extended to those generous individuals, corpora tions and communities which so quick ly sent their liberal donations to th-5 flood sufferers of the state. Accom panying this heartfelt gratitude of our people should be notice to the country and to the world that we are now able to fully and promptly take care of our own distress and that we deeply sympathize with other communities in other portions ot the country meriting aid following terrible floods, storms and drouths. When the high waters of the last of May and the beginning of June so sud denly came upon the rich valley of the Kansas river and the towns and vil lages therein the disaster seemed to many overwhelming. There was no way of immediate relief except by the volunteer contributions of the more fortunate for the unfortunate. Many of our own people responded first and liberally. There was a senti ment that outside aid should also at once be evoked and accordingly it was asked. With today's proclamation of the gov ernor the point of view from outside the state will be immediately changed. Here is one of the richest common wealths in the t'nion without a dollar of debt; with a most abundant harvest of wheat ready for the reaper; with its banks full of money and with ample credit and resources at its own beck. The sure and certain view of the out side world will be, now if Kansas is in such dire extremity and the people of a portion of that great state need assist ance to relieve their distress and re establish them in their avocations and pursuits, that westernempire now has the machinery for relieving every form of need, namely, the legislature, with its power to appropriate and draw upon the state's finances and give any needed authority to municipalities. WTe must recognize that this will be the view. It is merely the natural one and an expression of average human na ture. In this statement we do not overlook or fail to commend that great humanity and kindness which swell the hearts and fill the breasts of the hosts of no ble people of the United States who de light to send first aid to the unfortu nate, who are proud to relieve distress and who exemplify the truth that it is more blessed to give than to receive. So far as the State Journal is con cerned, we do not believe that state aid is necessary. But if wiser counsels say that more money will be needed than we can contribute, by all means let tha state contribute it to itself, to the suf fering people therein, rather than ask the people of other states to help us of another community. We believe the people of Topeka and Shawnee county can take care of their own sufferers. We have already done this in the main with contributions from our home people and the people of our own state who have been most gen erous. We must dig a little deeper into our pockets and raise our own taxes, but we ought to do those things. The action will be good for us, even though it pain as the surgeon's knife. The printed list of money donations Is not to be considered in many cases, as even a small share of the relief actually IT ISJJALLED, Governor Bailey Issues Special Session Proclamation. Will Meet at State House Wed nesday, June 24. ONLY ONE PURrOSE. Specified That It Is Necessary for Bridge Legislation. Session Will Probably Be Very Brief. The legislature will assemble in To peka next Wednesday, June 24. Govern or Bailey's call was issued today. The purpose is to enact special legisla tion which will enable the counties and municipalities to rebuild the bridges de stroyed by the flood. No other point 13 covered in Governor Bailey's proclama tion and it is expected that the work of the legislature will be confined to this single feature. It is, therefore, probable that the ses sion will be a very short one and it may not continue more than one day. The only thing that must be done is to provide for bond elections for the con struction of the bridges and this i3 especially imperative in Kansas City, where eight were destroyed and the two Kansas Citys are effectually sundered except for the connection by ferries. In Shawnee county five bridges wera destroyed, but none were directly in To peka and it is therefore less necessary that they ehould be rebuilt at once. Governor Bailey's proclamation calling the legislature together is as follows: State of Kansas. Executive Dept. Proclamation by the Governor. Whereas, The recent floods have, inl addition to the destruction of vac amounts of property, swept away nu merous bridges, the immediate rebuild ing of which is imperative but fop which no adrepjate law exists, thereby bringing about an extraordinary occa sion within the meaning of the consti tution authorizing a special session ot the legislature. Now, therefore, I. W. J. Bailey, gov ernor of the state of Kansas, by virtai of the authority vested in me by the constitution, do hereby convene thfi legislature of the state of Kansas in special session at the eapitol in the city of Topeka on Wednesday. June 24. l'ir. at 2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of enabling counties and other munici palities to build necessary bridges. In witness whereof. I have hereunti set my hand and caused to be affixe-t the great seal of the state, this 17th day, of June. 1SK3. W. J. BAILEY, Governor. By the Governor: J. R. Bl'RROW. Secretary of State. extended by the individuals named. Th3 finance commk'tee in its solicitations among our citizens find many instances where individuals are helping one or more families with food, money, cloth ing and furniture and they will keep this up indefinitely, particularly among their near friends, and there are many, who suffered by the flood. The community of Kansas City, Ka? . and Wyandotte county is by long odd.- the most deeply afflicted of any district. Yet when they strongly urged the gov ernor to call a special session of th-5 legislature those brave and generous people at the mouth of the Kaw sail; "Governor, we are not asking for statq aid. We simply want power to tax our selves to help ourselves." Isn't that an example that every other suffering community in Kansas may well take to itself? To be sure, many of our own Topeka people have helj this same view. The county of Douglas and city of Lawrence have suffered large individual and municipal loss, yeC they ask no state aid. In the county of Morris and city oi Council Grove, in proportion to the pop ulation and wealth, the destruction was probably greater in loss of life an! property than in any other communit. save that of the lower Kaw. Yet rci appeal for state aid has come fro.n them. It has been stated that no law per mits the county commissioners to com-, promise or rebate taxes on property damaged by the high water and that some enactment to this end is necessary. Certain houses and lots are now devoid of appurtenances, except those kindly or unkindly contributed by neighbors higher up the Kaw or the stream ot life. Farms have in cases become mrr-a lands, and profitable potato fields, es tablished income producers, have been turned into improvised lakes, too shal low for bass or catfish, too deep for the plough and the cultivator, ex perimental and uncertain as frog farms. But without legislation these peopi-; could simply let their taxes go no deed to the lots or lands could issue till after the regular session which rou! i give county commissioners authority to rebate or modify taxes which at that time might remain unpaid by reason ot the floods of 1903. It may be important for the counties of Shawnee, Douglas and Wyandotte t u receive some specific legislation that will enable them to further help themselves. If this be advisable, let the legislature pass some brief and compre hensive enactment to these ends. It may be desirable that powers to this end be granted cities and villages and townships. The theory of this article is that among the greatest things in this world are self respect, self help and self reliance. The greatest good, the greatest benefits come to the individual from his own activities, from the expenditures of his own means and energies. What is true of the individual should be true of the town, of the township, o the county, of the city, of the state.