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LARGEST DAILY 10 PAGES IN KANSAS. LARGEST DAILY 10 PAGES IN KANSAS. 111 i . . V i-l W1 last mm, WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 24, 190.' WEDNESDAY EVENING, TWO CENTS. V HI El i rrVy J lU ;' K 1 j 1 jJ fll I f IF? If A HQ lie i rmm i m a Senate Convenes Proniptly With Gov. llauna Presiding. r. Dumont Smit h First to Score With Resolution. HEIEHS TO THE PAY. Question of .Members Waiving! Compensation Goes Over. Senator ( haney Is Sent Out for Stenographer. SHELDON IS CHOSEN. He Is .Again Made Secretary of the Senate. Heading Clerk Ramsey Acts as Chaplain. Both Houses Vote to Adjourn Tomorrow. "Th hm having arrived fixed fot th convening of the special session called in the proclamation of the gover nor. tb senate will In- in order. The r:-!!:bfT5 of th iwnatf will rise while Sir. iMnifcy invokes the deity." With thin arinoiinc-mi'iit Lieutenant Governor P. J. Hanna poundc-d his gavel ani m-mhers of the body over which pr si'-s rose to fo.-t. R-ading w :s ' 'V I l . I - 4 Lieutenant Governor David J. Hanna, Who Presided at the Opening of the Senate Today. ';'rk .T. H Ramsey snid a sivirt prayer. :-ksntr divire M.-sint; upon tin- sjeci il !-';.'-'. )! and tiM.n th in n u In consti-t-;.-d the nvo b.Mli.sof tl.e l-jr'flaturo. Senator Caipntfr of Xfilm nvnr(l t :;-u;' s hy th-- pr''?entat i-tn of a rn h.ii'iTi pto:.ling foi- th' ctnploymeni of a 5- ' i. t t ry. stenograph' v. a reading ci-rk -in- assistant s-" rg a i , i -a t - itrns. Til - r'- .In tion was ;i.1optwi alui ::i'-'r (!a!:-- was -p: out at't-f a ( .... .... !.M!t ht. M.m-aph-r. I'nil tht ar- i of that I unci i. m i ry 1 ; oltng Clerk J..HH y k. pi tp. k .-f thmu". op tie l a k of an old senat. . i I. n !.i r. Tli' ill'!" ir-.i to t... a tush to mak-1 t;e- n. t I lay. ft-vn il senators rising t-i be le.ogaue-'l. Smith got the tloov vMh a lestpoion that all inemb'-rs t - iie t b.ei , j s . I v. s to ii i:t i ihut e their i . ni!i.ii:e arel v..--r di' ni to the tloo.f ciie r.-i'i t'h.:. eti -n arose-. Xoft::ger of ii irper. who le-is .have! his in u-a a i -he t-. !! tile last ssion, anr.ounoel that-I- hid ahead;.- pl.-.h:e,l his pay to the . it' end didn't pti poe to b.- coer'-ed l: to p,i ;,t ing hims'lf f . om anything '. 'I h- i' solution was laid iimt im- . e.-.ooiiiMoe was app-dntei to inform t L.'''Vi :-iinr that the s-na P was coli 'I 'd an'! a e-i-iFs was t.iie n to await t a m h.o i. s M of tee -b' ilnn was il. '-te.-i sr.-re-ite aid J II. Ramsey. leading . i. i k. Ni- piovision has be n P-.ade t. r j.agw, but T"io Hurler, Arthur J:er. rinie 1 . i a i;eh. 1 r. 1 Mik-I are viiluii-tei:l;.- :o-::ig their soivieos, oxi.v f-i k ' si n i:. AH but five senators nnmvn-f.1 their r-.i!i-s at tiv." roll ,.,,n. Since the pist a-: louriillient of the senate death has j' -ii..ed S nator v'. Fudiimton of leaea. Clay county. The ale-entets ale S'i',.t.,r King of Cowlr y. l.-idy of But ! .-, i-eti-son of Xoiton and U'right of loe The ether oceimy their old f'T-H'-.. K. E. Neichlvirs and Miss Riliie '" he e been f. 1. i t. J sers e a n t -a t - t-d'n led stenographer, respectively. '"'V' i:i... Bailev's message was pr-f-r.u 1 to the senate , 2:'.". p. m. At ' ! ff i's reading t-enator I"it zpat rick Pd:edu. a ,i-.irt resolution, th-1 fmr 1 . -e of which was to shut ..ft any h-gis-1 '" oth -r tlv-in that for the r 1 i --T of fiiv..sis irmltin; from the recoat f'--- o. Aftet a few repairs it was r.d -pted and sent nvr to the "souse of I eni esentati vcs. S- riator Morehouse of Morris county )s -h- representative of a locality whete the floods on the Xeosho river dj i near Iv a million dollars wotth of damage. The prieipal bridge of Mortis county located on the main street of Council drove, which is identical with the route of the old Santa Fe trail and has he n used by white men since lsjil. was washed entireiy away. IP- will ask for aathority for the county to issue its warrants to pay for repairs to bridges ni roads and for direct relief work. inr i 1 1 I .1 He is opposed to the idea of state mon ey appropriation for i rlii f work. It Is char that the smaller branch of the legislature will not aprw to direct ap riopriitions of monpy. There is a gen eral disposition to grant to any flood damaged county authority to issue bonds or take other measures for the restitution of their own damaged prop erty. FIRST RILL IX SENATE. Senator Hays R White introduced the first hill -a local bill authorizing the construction of a bridge in Jewell coun ty. It was referred to the committee of th whole. Other bills were introduced and so referred, as follows: By Mor house Authorizing a special tax in Morris county to pay for re placing the bridge at Council Grove. I!y Morehouse Authorizing- a levy for hi idee repairs. By Chancy Authorizing Shawnee county commissioners to provide funds for placing four bridges on thp Kaw river. By Chancy Authorizing cities of the first class to issue bonds for the pur pose of repairing: streets, alleys, side walks and bridges damaged by floods. By Chancy Authorizing cities to re pair da maces by floods. By Chancy Relating to taxes. By Oubhison An act authorizing the srhool board of Kansas Citv to issuft bonds to repair school buildings. By Ctihbison Authorizing tb,e issue of bonds to replace bridges at Kansas Ci'.v. By Oubhison Repealing the act lim iting the bonded indebtedness of cities of over 50. ana inhabitants. By Oubhison The same. BILLS INTRODUCED. Flood Measures Presented to House and Senate Today. The following bills were introduced this r.f:?rnoOii : "An act: To provide certain bridges across in Wyandotte county and without the city and authorizing the for the erection of the Kansas rive:. . Kansas, within of Kansas City. board of county commissioners of Wyandotte county to unite by contract with any person, county, township, companies, corpora tion or corpora t ions in the construction and joint use of said bridges and to provide for the payment of the cost of said bridges by the issue of bond th- refor, and repealing chapter 116 or tie- laws of Kansas of 1'ja.V This provides for the issuance of $.ifiOf '""ii in bonds, or so much thereof as may iir- necessa:--. "An Act: Relating to and authorizing the hoard of edmation of the city of Kansas City, to issue bonds for the purpose of repairing or replacing school buildings in said city which have been injured or dest-nyed by the tlood of June, piii.i. and to purchase suitable siifs for such buildings and to furnish t he same." "An Act authorizing the board of county commissioners of Wyandotte county. Kansas, to fund its outstanding county warrants and judgments and to issue bonds therefor." Section 1 of this bill provides: "The hoard of county c ommissioners of Wy andotte county is hereby authorized and empowered to fund all outstanding county warrants and judgments against Wyandotte rounty unpaid at the time of the passage of this act. hy issuing bonds to an amount eoual to the amount of sin h outstanding county warrants and judements aiainst said county: Provided, that such bonds shall not he for an amount gieater than such indebtedness. Such bonds shall several ly tie in such amounts as the board of lounty commissioners: shall direct, shall st";te for what put pose issuer, shall be payable to bearer and shall mature in from 15 to 2il years from their date, one set ies of per cent of the whole amount issued maturim- at the end of each year beginning at the e id of the fifteenth year and shall hear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one-half (42 per cent per annum, payable semi annually." CTTTKP OF FIRST CLASS. "An act to enable cities of the first class to refund their indebtedness. "Re it enacted hy the legislature of the state of Kansas: "Section 1. That every city of the ftrst class he and the same hereby is authotized and empowered to compro mise and refund all its outstanding war rants, orders, judgments and other ma tured a nd ma turing floating indebtedness of every kind and description whatso ever, upon such terms as can he agreed upon, and to issue bonds with semi annual interest coupons attached in pay inert of any indebtedness so compro mised and refunded; provided, that this act shall not apply to any indebtedness that may accrue or be contracted after the first day oi November, inns. Pro vided, however, that no city shall issue its bonds under this act in an amount to exceed $250,000. (Continued on Fourth Page.) K P I f-S tf uiil Speaker Pringle Calls House to Order. the lloll Call Shows but Few Mem bers Out of Seats. WON'T BE LIMITED. Representative. Jenks' Resolu tion to Restrict Legislation. It Meets With Objection and Goes Over. LELAND THE FIRST. Introduces Bill Relating to Taxation. Would Enable Commissioners to Readjust Taxes. Mr. Hale Suggests Appointment of Flood Commission. By 1 o'clock this afternoon the mem bers of the house becran to congregate on the floor and shake hands, talk crops and politics and then referring inciden tally to the flood. Chief Clerk "Brick" Mason tried to prepare for the session hy opening his desk. It was locked. He had left the keys at home on the dresser. This was the case with almost every member. The desks when locked were good for foot rests. Kansas City. Kansas, Lawrence and Topeka were fairly well represented on the floor by outsiders. Wyandotte sent a large delegation heacfed by ex-Mayor W. H. Craddock. The delegation came armed with several thousand printed copies of five different acts relating to the flood. Wyt i u t yM , I Y.iW'r '"in? '"I' t 1 -J W Speaker J. T. Pringle, Who Presided at the Opening of the House. Archie Williams, representative from Shawnee, was in his se.it although he is now United States commissioner. When his name was called he notifiei the house of his appointment. Promptly at 2 o'clock Speaker Pringle rapped with his gavel for order. The roil was called and all representatives were present hut the following: Bird, Campbell, Chandler. Enright. Evans. Fryer. Hollenbeok, Husey. Mead. Jensen. Jones of Gove. Jones of lane, Goss. O'Ponnell, Sarbach. Spear, Star, Stubbs, Tatam, Taylor. WilUon, Wood house. Chief Clerk Sheldon of the senate ar rived with a concurrent resolution that a committee from the house and senate notify the governor that the legislature was in session. The three members named by the speaker were Emmons, Brander and Waggener. A resolution that the only employes be the chief clerk, docket clerk, journal clerk, serg-ant-at-arms. doorkeeper and reading clerk was offered. Representative Jenks offered a resolu tion that only bills for the relief of flooded districts be considered. This brought forth several protests. A dozen representatives stid they wish ed to introduce bills for the building of bridges where there had been heavy rains but no floods. Kivkpatrick stated that he wished to introduce .1 bill to change the session of the district court in his county. It was decided to defer action until the governor's message had been received. MESSAGE IS READ. At 2:30 o'clock Harry Bone, private secretary of the governor, arrived with the message. The representatives applauded the message when it w-.is read. The call for the introduction of biiis followed the applause. A bill from Cyrus Leland was the first to reach the speaker. It was Xo. 1 and was to amend the general statutes relating to taxation which will enable the county commissioners to compromise taxes in the flood districts. FLOOD COMMISSION SUGGESTED. J. B. Betts, of Topeka, introduced Offerer's'1 N' 5 "" "0d ! Rpnres'entative Hale introduced bill i Xo 18 for the annointment of a flood .. - - - .- . - i a. fankev. nis aaugnier-m-iaw. said to- rehef commission and an appropriation i rtay. -"The" best specialists we could ob for such relief. I tain have examined Mr. Sankey aand all Bill No. 27 was introduced by Repre- j agree that his case is hopele&s." tentative Sims of Shawnee empowering county oommissionevs to readjust taxes. HORSE RCSHF.S MATTERS. The biiis introduced numbered 34. Adams of Eauler moved that an emergency be declared and all bills be placed on second reading. The motion carried. Kepre sentative Kinkle introduced a resolution to the effect that after 4 o'clock that no bills excepting such as are recommended by the message from the governor be considered. Representative Revington moved to amend by striking" out the provision and making the resolution affect all bills. Adams of Sedgwick, moved that no more bills be introduced. This brought a protest Representative Kinkle thought matters ought to be expedited and if a man came late or did not have his bill prepared he would be ruled out. A motion was made to change the time from 4 to 3 o'clock. Representative Barnd. at two min utes of .'1 o'clock, stated that the bill might cut him off in his youth and he wished the consent of the house to in troduce a bill. A motion to lay the bill on the table was carried. Representative Peck moved that the postmistress of the last session be em ployed. The motion carried. Representative TV-viiton moved that all bills be placed on third reading, en grossed and enrolled. Representative Francis moved to amend that the bills be referred to the proper committee. WILL ADJOURN THURSDAY. The motion to refer the bills to the house as a committee of the whole was lost. ; Representative Sims, of Shawnee, in- i trodueed bill No. :-'$ empowering the ; commissioners of Shawnee to repair and . rebuild bridges. Senate concurrent resolution N"o.2 that : the session of the legislature should not : consider any bills not made necessary by the ilood or referred to in the gover nor's message was lost. Senate concurrent resolution Xo. 3, that bills be introduced in the house and senate up to R) o'clock June 2n. aril bills be referred from one house to the other up to noon on the 25th, and that? the legislature adjourn at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, June 25, was car ried almost unanimously. A recess of i'O minutes. A CRITICAL STAGE Has Been Reached in the Nego tiations With China. Washington, June 24. The negotia tions with China for a trade treaty have reached a critical phase, growing out of the demand of the Fnited States and Japan for the opening of ports in Manchuria. The Russian government has professed to entertain no opposition to this demand, but the Chinese com missioners now take the round that the ports mentioned, Moukden. Takn Shan and Harbin, w ill be opened to for eign trade in the future when trade neressitiis seem to require. Therefor they propose to let this matter lie ia abeyanre anil conclude the trade con. vention without this section. The Unit ed States refuses to ar-oept the sug gestion, Japan takes the same position, the English influt nee leans in that di rection, and negotiations are deadlocked pending the contrivance of some meant by the powers named to bring som pressure upon China. BRIDGE TO CLOSE. So Passage to North Topeka Thursday Night. Thursday night at 7 o'clock, the Kan sas avenue bridge across the Kaw will be closed to all traffic, and will not reopened until the pile bridge, now- in process of construct ton. is complete ! Beginning at 7 o'clock, a ni.Kt tooo- will go to work, and it is thought that by 7 o'clock Friday morning, the bridge will be ready for use. The flooring of the bridge has already commenced. it is floored at the north end first, and the work will progress this way until nothing remains to be done except to te.tr down the present temporal y runway for teams and re place it with gitder beams reachi ig from the south bnnt of the pile bridge to the first pier of the Melan bridge. Missing Atchison Girl Found. Liberty. Mo.. June 24. Miss Jennie Crosby, who disappeared from her home near Atchison. Kan., nearly a week ago, has been found at Kearney. Mo. A love affair is said to have affected her mind. Sankey Hopelessly Blind Now .York.' June 24. Ira D. Sankey. the ! fvangjllst. is now hopelessly blind. Mrs J ,1UST BE FIXED. Lieutenant Governor Hanna Talks of Needed Legislation. Kansas Must Put Itself Right With the World. WHY DOES SHE ASK. Outside Papers Wonder About Appeal for Aid. Call Attention to Boasted Pros perity of State. It is probable that there will be a number of plans and bills proposed for relief appropriations as soon as the leg islature gets down to business, but in most instances these propositions will come from districts which have not suf fered from the Ilood. Lieut. Gov. P. J. Hanna believes an appropriation should be made to reestab lish the credit of Kansas abroad. He has just returned from San Francisco, and he says he heard considerable crit icism of the state on account of its po sition with reference to aid from outside sources. Governor Hanna left Kansas several weeks ago and was getting ready to go on a pleasure trip to Japan when the special session of the legisla ture was called, and he was obliged to come home. "I have seen considerable newspaper criticism and have heard it on the train concerning Kansas," he said today. "One newspaper article was headed, 'Kansas the Grafter.' Another quoted a prosperity story in which it was told that Kansas had $o0 per capita on de posit in the banks of the state, that it is about to hat vest a wheat crop of one hundred million bushels, and is now calling for 25,00 harvest hands to help cut it. Then the article went on to ex press surprise that in the face of this prosperous condition Kansas should ask for outside aid. "1 heard the same thing talked on the trains. People did not know, of course, that I was from Kansas or I might not have heard it, but they simply spoke out their minds. If it had been any other state but Kansas there would have been no criticism, but now people are talking about 'Bleeding Kansas' again, and it has hurt the state's credit abroad. "In the lace of these things 1 don't se- now we can consistently reiuse to make an approp: iation to help our own suf- ferers, inasmuch as we have acceptct aid from outsiders. I came in yest rday with Klrick Cole, from Great Bend, and he says that his county already has more than a hundred dollars per capita on deposit in the banks and it will har- vest more than five million bushels of wheat within the next two or three weeks. The people I believe would like to see an appropi iation made by the leg- islature simply to maintain the credit of the state abroad, if for no other rea son. If we do nothing to help ourselves after asking other people to help us il w ill call down on us still further critic ism." Senator Fred Dumont Smith says he does not believe an appropriat ion will be made, but thinks it should be done. "This talk about its not bein": consti tutional is all rot," he said. "That fact that it is not for every person in the state does not mean that it is not for a public purpose. Every state in the un ion and congress also has made appro priations right along this same line. "We should cither make an appropria tion to aid the sufferers or we should pass a it solution saying that we do not need any outside aid. The fact that the legislature meets and makes no appro priation will hurt us if we go on ac cepting aid from other states." Judge J. s. West, law clerk in the governor's office, says that he does not b. lieve any sort of an appropriation can be made which w ill be constitutional. He has been looking up the question thoroughly and he says in the most ini Xtortant decisions the courts have held against using public moneys for private purposes. In one instance which is al- ' most parall 1 to the situation in Kan sas at pr- sent. the Massachusetts leg- ; islature attempted to ma ke an appropri- a tion for th sufferers from a great lite ! in Boston, but the courts held that it i could not be done. This decision quoted in the Ninth Kansas and held to be good law in Kansas also . . i .. v.i b attempt to give relief when it is almost : have been devastated by the angi.. certain that such an act of the lgis- j wa tors, villages and cities have been m lature will be contrary to the constitu- : undated, home's have been obliterated tion." said Ju West today. "I have! studied the qu die n tare foil,- -T,a t Ho ulil not see how be made, ct uch an appropriation co r'n if it should seem desira- hie." Then there is rn demand for a relief ap propriation. Shawnee coanty certainlv is not asking for any relit f from the stal". Wyandotte county. which was injured more than .any other in the stat. assured the governor s.'.nie time ago tha: it desired a spi cial sf ssion of the legislature only to enable it to restore its bridges and nor to give it aid from the state treasury. Pr.ug las counts- says that it can care for its own flood siilferers. These are the counties in which there is greater loss than anywhere else, and none of these are asking for aid. So. as a matter of fact, there is no de mand from any of the flood-si ricken coun tifs that an appropriation be made for them from the state treasury. The chief objects for the legislature to aei-omplish is to pass enabling acts to al low these counties which wish to do so to restore their bridges and a general law emnowering founty commissioners 1 mit 1 IIP tlT-a'S Oil property which has hten nesiro'-o "I ;' oi.i .1.1100,- ... ! "I think there should be a general law 1 of this character on the statute book, any I way," said Sneaker Prinsrie today. "1 bQ- liev" the commissioners should be empow ; ered to sit as a board of equalization at ! any time in extraordinary instances. ijk ! the present one. Or. for instance, suppose i a lot of property should b destroyed by i fire after it had been assessed, nut net the taxes were psid. There would be no i cnse in keeping that properr;. on the tax roll. I h!'-p si en nuniler of instances : where such a law would have been bene ficed aP'1 me ncy. tU 11 weiii'ii leoo-i i i and I had it in mind to introduce such a measure hist winter had I been on the floor." Temperatures of Large Cities. Chicago. June 24. 7 a. m. tempera tures New York. 54: Boston. 52: Phila delphia. 56; Washington. 62: Chicago. 60; Minneapolis. ."6: Cincinnati, 62; St. Louis. 68. Weather Indications. Chicago. June 21. Forecast for Kan sas: Showers tonight and Thursday; variable winds. TRACE OF RAO. That Is All That Pell Last Night. The government forecast for Kansas sent out today was "probably showers tonight and Thursday." The rain last night amounted ojply to a trace. Puring the 24 hours ending this morning at seven o'clock .10 of an inch was recorded at Concordia, .10 at Fort Scott, .18 at Manhattan, .10 at Osage City, .14 at Sedan. The maximum and minimum temper atures for the 24 hours ending this morning at seven o'clock were as fol lows: Baker 80. 60: Concordia 78. 58: Dodge City 76. KO; Fort Scott 84, tiO: Hays 7fi, 5fi; Maeksville 74. 60: McPherson 82, 60; Manhattan 86. 58; Osage City 82. 60; Sedan So, 60; Topeka 79. 58; Toronto 82, 56: Wichita 76. 64. Today's corn and wheat region bulle tin says: "It is generally cloudy and partly cloudy over Kansas and western Missouri this morning. Light showers have fallen in the eastern half of Kan sas and in western Missouri. A little rain has fallen in all the districts except the Louisville. It is some warmer this morning in eastern Kansas and western M issouri." The wind today has been southeast blowing 6 miles an hour. The hourly temperatures recorded by the govern ment thermometer today were as fol lows: 7 o'clock 6511 o'clock 77 8 o'clock 70 12 o'clock 79 9 o'clock 7?. 1 o'clock 81 10 o'clock 75; 2 o'clock Su LOOK FOR A JUDG Congressional Delegation Is Canvassing the Situation. Little Prospect That an Agree ment Will Be Reached. The entire Kansas congressional dele gation is in Topeka today. Congress man Reeder arrived Tuesday, Senators Long and Burton and Congressman Murdock came last night, and the rest arrived this morning. They are all mix ing with the crowd of members of the legislature and other statesmen around the Copeland. and this afternoon at 4 o'clock they will hold a conference over the federal district judgeship. There seems to be little prospect that they will agree on any candidate, and most of the time probably will be spent in sparring for position. Some of the statesmen are inclined to resent the fact that National Oommtt tfeman D. W. Mulvane has gone to ; Washington to boom Charles Blood I Smith before the congressional delega ! tion had discussed the matter. They ' say it looks as though Mulvane wants . ,ho nnnoinrment of Smith re- ' pardless of what the people of Kansas ; want and tnat simith intends to rely on nlg pastevn endorsements to land him ; tnp pince ( Thp p,.,,, impression, however. Is j tnat Mulvane has gone to Washington ! on a tnur nf investigation more than to ; forcp Smith's appointment. Senator ;,..,,. v,.,- VPT ntihliclv endorsed anyone, but he is supposed to be for , f.m,.h ia a,Bn Blir,nosed that Mul Laa to Washington to ascer tain the chances for Smith's appoint ment. He reached Washington Tues day and had a conference with the president and with others regarding the judgeship. If he found that there is a "reasonable chance to land Smith. Bur ton w-otild line up for him. hut if the indications are that Smith's appoint ment is out of the question. Senator Burton will endorse some one else. Senator Long and Congressmen Cal derhead and Scott are supposed to be for Chief Justice Johnson: Curtis and Miller are for Slonecker. Bowersock is supposed to be for Smith; Reeder has endorsed Loomis, while Campbell and Murdock are avowedly for Pollock. GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE. He Discusses Only the Flood Situation. Governor Bailey's message to the delivered to each house legislature. after it convened .this afternoon, was as follows: "To the Senate and House of Repre sentatives: "Tl-.o floods which have recently swept over a portion of our fair state is I have created conditions unusual mil is j extraordinary. The valley of the Kaw jand its tributaries, which but a short tuna -i o-o r;ive nromte I I I IlrtI vc--i.. ana tne propenj io.-..-. m Voe ... our slate is so vast tnat at miis unit- jits amount is but a conjecture. Bridges that spanned our rivers that are abso lute! v necessary for the every day transaction of business have in many cases been swept away and others male impassable, making necessary the ex penditure of large amounts of money before the avenues of commerce oar again be opened. Especially is this true in Wyandotte county, where the immense business between Kansas City. Kas.. and Kansas City, Mo., is suspend ed until the river can again be bridged. While the conditions are perhaps the most acute in Wyandotte county, yet the same situation obtains in several of the other counties. In some of the counties those charged with the respon sibility of repairing these great losses find themselves helpless under the law to meet these unusual and extraordi nary conditions, and it is for the pur pose of giving such enabling legislation as is necessary to meet these emerg encies, caused by the recent floods, tli.it I have exercised the power vested in me by the constitution of our state to convene the legislature in extra session. "I regret very much that the exigencies of the hour have impelled me to this , action at this unusually busy season of I the year, but the legislation necessary. ; giving the counties so desiring the au- thority to u e their credit to raise tht money to repair their losses ran be passed in a few- hours, and I trust the great calamity that Has come to us will not he utilized in an attempt to pass general legislation. "Assuring you of my highest personal regard, and with the earnest hone and belief that your acts during the present special session may prove beneficial to the whole people, whose interests you have in charge, I pledge you my hearty co-operation. W. J. BAILEY, "Governor." Will Ship $1,500,000 Gold. New York. June 24. Lazard Freres have engaged $1,500,000 gold for ship ment to France tomorrow. ROOSEVELT IS IMPATIENT. Tells Attorney General to Em ploy More Help. Wants Every Guilty Official Prosecuted Promptly. BONAPARTE IS NAjIED. To Act as Special Attorney in Postoftice Cases. Guilty Persons Attempt to Re taliate on Bristow. Washington, June 24. The president has sent the following letter to the at torney general: "White House. June 24. 19i. "Sir: As you know the charges ia connection with the post office depart ment are now being investigated by Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristow, who has had placed at his dis posal by the postmaster general every resource of the department, including the services of Mr. Robh. w hom you de tailed from the department of justice to the postoffice department immediate ly after the removal nf Mr. Tyner. As a result of this investigation a number of indictments have already been held and it is probable that other indictments will hereafter be asked for. There can be no greater offense against the gov ernment than a breach of trust on the part of a public official or the dishonest management of his office and of course every effort must be exerted to bring such offenders to punishment hy the utmost rigor of the law. The district attorney of the District of Oolumbt.t has faithfully and zealously seconded the efforts of the postoffice department in this matter, but the amount of work in the office is such as to make it diffi cult without neglecting other impoitant public duties to devote all the time necessary to the prosecution of these cases. I suggest therefore that if you cannot detail some of your present staff you appoint special assistants in these postoffice cases, not only to take up the cases in which indictments have been found or hereafter may be found, but to examine into all charges that have been made against officials in the postal service, with a view to the removal and prosecution of all guilty men in the ser vice and the prosecution of guilty men whether in the service or not, where the cases are not ba-rred by the statute of limitation. Sincerely yours. "THEODORE ROOS RVEhT." Carrying out the president's sugges tion. Attorney General Knox his ap pointed Charles J. Eonaparte of Balti more a special attorney to assist in these prosecutions and upon his return here this afternoon. Mr. Holmer Con rad, former solicitor general, will bd tendered a like appointment. LOREXZES ARE ARRESTED. Toledo. O., June 24. George K. Io renz and his wife, who were recently in dicted hy the federal grand Jury at Washington in connection with the scandal in the postoftice. were arrester! today. A preliminary hearing will be held tomorrow morning. Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz each gave bond in the sum ot $5,000. GUILTY OFFICIALS ARE BACK FIR XG. Washington, June 24. In reply to th? charges that officials had solicited among postotflee employes for the pur chase of gold mining stock, the em ployes of the postoffice department who have been suspended have cin u lated the reDort that the fourth assist ant postmaster general. Mr. Bristow, and Mr. Waters, the acting superintend ent of salaries and allowances, hoi 1 stock in an Alaska gold mining com pany. The story further alleges that John P. Clum, an inspector, had beer, sent to Alaska, presumably on official business, but in reality to look after his own and General Bristow's mining in terests. Still another story given pub licity alleges that General Bristow ha t supplied the secretary of the governor of Kansas with a traveling postoffieo commission so that he might travt over Kansas and make trouble for J. II. Burton. General Bristow said this morning there was no truth whatever in the report about a traveling postoffice com mission having been supplied anyone for political or personal purposes. He admits, however, that he did invest th -tremendous sum of $2iio in a mining venture. One of his friends came to him and explained that he lacked 2i of having enough money to float thi mining deal. General Bristow sub scribed, but no stock was ever sold around the department, and up to this time General Bristow has not received any dividends. Friends nf the various officials who have been suspended or removed and the political and personal enemies of the men who are making the investl . gation are very active in mud slineinr just at this time. It is a significant fact that the only newspaper which has attempted to undermine General Br:, tow in the public estimation is the Re publican paper printed in Kansas City. SOLDIERS GUARD CARS. Troops Will Help Richmond Company Operate Its Lines. Richmond, Va June 24. A thousand troops are under arms here this morn ing and detachments are distributed at the various power houses and barns within the city limits. Gars will be run with four soldiers on each. One of th barns of the company being located In the county, and the sheriff having re fused to ask military aid. claiming he could give ample protection. County Judge Wyckham has called for troop3 over his head. All is quiet this morning, and barring the tearing up of a short stretch of track in the lower part of the city the night passed comparatively without trouble. While troops were attemptingthis morning to move the first car from the east end barns a mob assembled and torpedoed the track and Captain Skip with of company C, was shot in the leg. There was no return fire. More troopa are being: hurried to the scene.