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10 PAGES IN KANSAS. LARGEST DAILY 10 PAGES IN KANSAS. V LAST EDITION. MONDAY EVENING TOPEKA, KANSAS, JULY 0. 1903. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. ft A POPE LEORALLIES Roman Pontiff Bravely Holds His Own. Not So Uneasy as He Was Sunday. HAS A SLIGHT COUGH. Pulse Is Also Weak and Tem perature Low. Argned That Improvement in Condition Is Unnatural. HE ASSUMES COMMAND. Appoints Mgr.Votponi Secretary of Consistorial Congregation. Im Etent of Pope's Death He Will He in Charge. Rome, July 6. 5:4a p. m. For the first time since the pope's illness took a se rious turn. Dr. Lapponi ventured tv leave the Vatican this afternoon for on hour on urgent private business. The Popo Leo, Who Is Believed to fact aroused hopes that the pontiff is on the way to recovery, but his condi tion remains very grave, though no im mediate danger is apprehended. At 5:50 p. m. The pope has taken Kimp food with appetite. The slight improvement in his condition continue?. "While the danger is far from removed, the feeling at the Vatican is calmer. Another consultation of th" doctors will be held at 7:3n n. m., after which a bulletin will probably be issued. Rome, July 6. A bulletin issued this mornlns states that there is a slight Improvement in the pope's condition. The weakness of his holiness is be coming more marked, but his breathinst has become more regular. The pontiff has left his bed. Cardinal Oreglia, the cardinal camerlingo, is occupying rooms on tho third floor of the Vatican just above the pope's apartments. The text of the built tin is as follows: "Although his holiness passed the night, almost without sleep, he is not fo uneasy as he was yesterday. Th.; rP? has been benefited by the injec tion of digitalis and camphor, and th.--condition of his chest is normal. Thera 0 's a slight cotifch. with some catarrhal omissions. Sutlli ient nourishment ha been taken. The pulse is still weak, but not intermittent, and the tempera ture is below normal. The condition of the augu-t patient therefore cannot be described as b.tter. but it certainly is no worse. Lapponi. Mazzoni." Amelioration in the pope's condition this morning was so unnatural consid ering the gravity of his illness that it was feared that possibly it was only the last flickering o! tiu- vital 11 ani.- During this blighter interval the po're resumed his habits of command and insisted on giving orders f,,r the prepa ration of the brief appointing Mon slgnor Votponi acting secretary of let ters to princes, as secretary of the con Fistorial congregation, a post vacant owing to the promotion of Consignor Nocella to the cardinalate. The "m portance of such an appointment e-pe-LV ul th,e I"'l'si'nt moment, is mani lZVKh(:n lt is considered that on "L Popes death the secretary of state ceases to exercise his functions. - u f. ?Umed lm"Hliately by the secre tary of the consistoiial congregation READY TO GO. PPOni' lhlt task now Is the maintenance of the pope's strength Some improvement wis indicated tWs afternoon by the fact that the patient Swore,'1!"",-10 takc "Cn, -i. administered at short inter- champa,in 0nf"S,ea Chipfl ft Bordeaux, the doctor would permit the Pop to partake of anything in reason for which tie expressed a desire, as there is spe- weakn'eL1" MUty of increLs- hS,erSOna &no"'" In the pope's bedroom this morning, besi.les the doc tors and attendants, were Cardinal Rampolla. Monsignor Bisleti, the m " er Df..theponUfical chambers, and Br il- Sfiern?K,neral Unt CamiI Pecci, of noble guard, a nephew of the r m f 1 K V -te stis v-v, ""- pope. The pope conversed for a long time with Count Pecci, even rising and walking about the room for a few minutes, leaning on his arm. The pon tiff on this occasion remarked: "Xow I am ready to depart, having settled all my affairs. I feel 1 have done all. i- . .j power for the good of the church :.nd of humanity." UGLY RUMORS DENIED. Rome, July 6, 9:25 a. m.In Vatican circles there seems to be dissatisfaction because of the rumors in circulation to the effect that those in authority, In stead of preventing the pope from over taxing his failing strength, have for their own purposes urged hi.r contrary to his physicians' advice, to further ex ertion. It has been hinted that those who might be eligible candidates for the chair of St. Peter would not have many regrets should the way be left open without more delay and that, re gardless of the pontiff's feebleness, they worked upon the harmless, natural pride In the vigor of his constitution and venerable age to encourage him to pre side at the two recent consistories, as well as to undertake numerous recep tions of pilgrims and other visitors to the Eternal City, notwithstanding the precarious condition of his health since the operation of 1S99, which had grown much worse during the last few months. Under the circumstances, such insin uations are energetically repudiated by those concerned. DIDX'T WANT TO LOSE LIBERTY. As the pope objected to having the oxygen inhaling apparatus continuous ly under his nostrils, Dr. Lapponi ar ranged to Impregnate the whole atmos phere of the room with oxygen. "That is much better," said the pope; "before I felt as though I had lost my liberty.". Although Dr. Lapponi continuously recommends the patient not to speak 4. AVJ'!l Bo Suffering from a Fatal Illness. and to pay no attention to what is passing outside, the pope , refuses to abandon pai ticipation in what is going on. He said smilingly to Dr. Lapponi: "I know you say this is no decrease of your affection for me but either my last day is rapidly approaching, in which case I must employ all the time which is left to me so far as I can, or else I shall recover, again postponing the end. If this is the will of the Al mighty nothing can change it." The pope wished his arm chair to be carried mar his writing table and then to the window, overlooking the piazza of St. Peter. Noticing many people in carriages, the pope said: "The piazza looks as it does when I am able to per form some public function." CAN'T KEEP HIM IN BED. Science Has Bono All That It Can for Him. P.erlin, July 6. The Lokal Anzeiger's correspondent at Rome reports an in terview which he has had with Dr. Mazzoni and quotes him as saying: "The bulletins tell the unvarnished truth. The pope's condition objectively considered is hopeless. An illness like the pope's at his great age must in evitably lead to death. The pope's or ganism, however, is abnormally strong and tough, which can do miracles. Nevertheless science can do nothing more." The Tageblatt's Rome correspondent telegraphs that it is impossible to keep the pope in bed and adds that nobody ventures to prevent him from getting up. MUST NOT STOP EATING. Paris, July 6 A dispatch to the Ti nips from Home says the doctors who are au-mling the pope informed the Vatican official confidently this morn ing that if the pontiff takes nourish ment hourly he may last for some time, but that if he abstains from doing so for only three hours all will be over. Munich, Bavaria. July 6. Cardinal Rampolla. the papal secretary of state, has telegraphed to the papal Nuncio here that the condition of the pope is grave but not hopeless. HOW A POPE IS ELECTED. Cardinals Ballot Ten Days After Pontiff's Death. There are three valid moles of elec tionby ballot, by compromise and by acclamation. Election by ballot is the ordinary way. Since the thirteenth cen tury elections have usually been made in this way with reasonable dispatch. et in times of disturbance the diffl- u- ,' obtaining the required two thirds majority has protracted the pro ceedings over a long ieriod. In 1790, for instance, the conclave lasted for six months, and then resulted in the elec tion of Pius VII. When Pope Leo XIII was elected the hrst sitting of the conclave began on Tuesday, February 19, 1STS, at 9 o'clock in the morning, and lasted five hours, the vote standing: Cardinal Pecci, 18 votes; Cardinal Bilio. 6. and Cardinal fianchi, a. There were sixty cardinals present, and the remaining votes were scattered among various other candi dates The vote was canceled because one of the cardinals had through mis take used a seal with his own armorial bearings when fastening his ballot. The next sitting, the same day, lasted three hours and a half, with this result: Car dinal Pecci, 34; Monaco la Valleta, 9; Vanebianco, 5. and Imeoni, 6. There were fifty-nine present. After this vote the cardinal bishop of Lisbon arrived and entered the con clave. He took part in the next ballot ing, which was held on the following morning, February 20. It gave this re sult: Cardinal Pecci, 44; Bilio, 5; La Valleta, 2; Panebianco, 2; Simeonl, 2; Di Canossa, 1; Ferrieri, 1; Martinelli, 1; Moretti, 1; Schwartzburg, 1. This elected Cardinal Pecci. Of the whole college of cardinals only three were ab sent Cullen of Dublin: McCloskey of New York, and Brossalt San Marc of France. Election by compromise is when all the candidates agree to intrust the choice to a small committee of two or three members of the whole body. Election by acclamation, or quasi in spiration, is when all the cardinals, with a sudden and harmonious consent, as though inspired by divine spirit, pro claim some person pontiff with one voice and without any previous can vassing or negotiation whence fraud or insidious suggestion could be surmised. Neither of these two methods has been often employed. The usual course is a ballot, and the details of the event are carried out in the following order: DETAILS OF ELECTION. After the death of a pope the cardin-tls who are absent are immediately to be summoned to the conclave by one of the secretaries of the Sacred college, and the election is to begin on the tenth day af ter the death. In whatever city the pope dies there it must be held. Within the ten days the conclave must be con structed in the Papal palace or in some other suitable edifice. The large ha'ls of the palace are so divided by small partitions as to furnish a number of sets of apartments all opening on a corridor, which are distributed by lot, two for an ordinary cardinal and three for one of higher rank. Here the cardinals must remain until they have elected a pope. On the tenth day a solemn mass of the holy ghost is said in the Vatican church. After it 1he cardinals form a procession and proceed to the conclave, taking up their respec tive apartments. For the rest of the day the conclave is open; crowds of peo ple flock in and circulate among the apartments and corridors, and th? am bassadors and delegates of foreign states, besides their personal friends, visit the cardinals for the last time. In the evening everyone is turned out except the cardinals and those authoriz ed to remain with them, and the con clave is closed to the outside world. This is done under the superintendent e of two guardians of the conclave, one a prelate previously appointed by the sa cred college, who is called "the gover nor," the other a lay official designated "the marshal." Each cardinal Is allow ed to have two members of his house hold in personal attendance on him, and these are called "conclavists." A num ber of other attendants and minor o'ii cials a carpenter, a mason, a sacristan, a monk to hear confessions, two baibeis, eight or ten porters and messengers and several others are In the common ser vice of the whole body of cardinals. All the entrances to the building are closed but one; and this one is in charge of officials who are partly pre lates and partly of the municipality, whose business it is to see that no un authorized iierson shall enter and to exercise a surveillance over the fool brought for the cardinals, lest any, written communication should be con veyed to them by this channel. Aftev three days the supply of food sent in is restricted. If five days more elapse without an election being made thi rule used to be that the cardinal should from that time subsist on noth ing but bread, wine and water. But this rigor has been somewhat modified by later ordinances. Each morning and evening the cardinals meet in the chapel and a secret ballot, by meann of voting papers, is usually instituted in order to ascertain whether any can didate has the required majority ot two-thirds. A cardinal coming from a distance can enter the conclave after the closure but only if he claims the right of doing so within three days of his arrival In the city. Every actual cardinal, ever though he may lie under a sentence of excommunication, has the right to vote, unless he has not yet been ad mitted to deacon's orders. Even in thi3 case the right of voting has sometimes been conferred by special papal dispen sation. No cardinal, however, can vote unless he has received the full dignity of his rank that is, the hat, ring and title and had his mouth "closed" and "opened" In the consistories. The res ervation of his name "in petto" or the mere reception of the beretta would give him no right to vote. WHEN BALLOTING BEGINS. Before the election begins each car dinal goes through the formality of proving his identity and right to be present at the conclave. The balloting takes place In the presbytery before the altar. Inside the railing are the seats of the cardinals, each with a canopy of green for those of older date and of vio let for those created by the late pope. As soon as an election has taken place, these are lowered, the canopy of the new pope remaining alone aloft. Be fore each cardinal is a table with writ ing materials. On the gospel side the cardinal dean has the first seat, follow ed by the others in the order of preced ence, so that the senior deacon sits op posite to him onthe opposite side of the altar, in front of which is a large box for the ballots, while at the back is the fireplace, wherein, after an inconclusive ballot, the papers are burned. The vot ing papers are square and folded down so as to have at each end a sealed por tion, within the upper end of which is written the voter's name, to be opened only under special circumstances; and in the other, sealed with the same seal, is some motto from Scripture, which, once adopted, must be the same at all the ballots, and serves ordinarily as the means of identification of the vote. In the middle space, which is left open, stands the name of the candidate. When the vote begins each cardinal advances in turn to the altar, and after a short prayer in silence repeats in Lat in the following oath: "I call to witness Christ our Lord, who shall be my judge, that I am elect ing him who. before God, I think ought to be elected." When all have voted the ballots are examined by the scrtators, three cardi nals selected by lot, who successively hand to each other every paper, the last one placing It on file. Should any can didate receive just two-thirds of the votes the upper folded portion of the ballot papers is opened with the view of ascertaining that this exact number is not due to the candidate's own vote, it being not lawful for a pope to be the actual instrument of his own election. In case no one has received two-thirds of the vote cast a second ballot takes place In the evening. This time the car dinals vote only for those who were named In the first ballot. Those who persist in the morning's choice insert the words "'Nemini" ("To no one") while the cardinals who wish to change their (Continued on Page Six.) EW RACE WAR. This One Breaks Out at Evans Yille, Indiana. Armed Bodies of Whites and Blacks in Streets. ORDERS OUT MILITIA. Citizens Riddle .Negro Dires With Bullets. List of Dead and Wounded Not Yet Hade Up. Evansville, Ind., July 6. Race preju dice between blacks and whites brought on a reign of terror here Sunday which has not ended. All of last night and all day yesterday armed mobs threat ended the lives of citizens. Gun stores were broken open and weapons and ammunition were seized by blacks and whites, the county Jail is partly wrecked, an angry mob of 2,000 whites breaking in to hunt for a black victim, the wall was forced with a battering ram, negro dives were ransacked ana shot to pieces in the search for the blacks, and an armed company of drilled blacks marched through the streets threatening the lives o all whites. The governor ordered out troops to protect property and quell the disturbance. At 6:30 this morning Capt. Brenke of the police force reported that there was little possibility of peace. The crowd of negroes that started the trouble last night is thought to have been organ ized at Bud Fruit's place. The cap tain said that there is little doubt in his mind but that Fruit incited the negroes to go to the defense of Brown, who the mob thought was confined in the Jail. The armed force of negroes still is at large, though scattered, and is defying the officers. No arrests have been made, but the policemen have been in structed to do everything in their power to corrall the band. No deaths have been reported, but several are known to have sustained serious injuries ana a number of negroes are missing. The mob that moved on Baptist Tow, early this morning riddled the dives with bullets, and it is thought a few persons were killed and several injured. The mob was unable to get into the powder magazine, though an attempt was made to do so. It has divided into small groups and the members are still at-mttrl nnri mftrphillF tHr-onsrh thi streets. The company of militia which was ordered on the scene by Uovernor Dur bin has not arrived, 'ii an investiga tion will follow the rsilure of the cap tain of the com pen v to respond to the call of the state and city authorities. Capt. Brenke says the police depart ment is powerless if another outbreak occurs. HE SHOT A POLICEMAN. The race riot was the immediate out come of the shooting of Patrolman Mas sey Friday night by Lee Brown, a ne gro. Brown and another negro had en gaged in a quarrel and Brown had sworn to kill his antagonist. He ran toward hih home to secure a revolver and Patrolman Massey hearing of the trouble lay in wait for Brown. As the negro came back armed, hunting his en emy, Massey stepped from a doorway and laid his hand on Brown's shoulder. Brown turned quickly and shot the pa trolman in the abdomen. The officer as he lay on the sidewalk fired at Brown and wounded him dangerously. He fell and the two fired at each other as they lay on the pavement emptying their re volvers. Excitement has been intense and after the arrest of Brown the jail has been guarded night and day. Last night a lynching was feared and the mob that surrounded the jail during the night was held at bay only by the ready weapons of dozens of deputies. Today an outbreak was feared and the negro was secretly moved from the jail and taken to Vincennes where he now lies in the new jail at the point of death from his wounds. The jail is being guarded by armed deputies who will remain on duty all night. Patrolman Massey died last night from his wounds. TROUBLE OF LONG STANDING. The trouble, which has been brewing for months, came to a crisis Friday when Lee Brown, a negro, shot and killed Patrolman Massey, who was try ing to arrest him while bent on the murder of a man with whom he had quarreled. Threats of vengeance were followed by the surrounding of the jaii. The negro was secretly removed from the city yesterday and taken to Vin cennes. Patrolman Massey died in ter rible agony, and yesterday morning the crowds refused to credit statements of the officials that the negro was not in the jail and became threatening. Twenty five policemen were mobilized in the jail and repulsed the first attempt to force an entrance after the gates were crushed in. A telephone pole was used as a battering ram and the jail win dows gave way. A committee was ap pointed to search for the negro, but Its report that he was not In jail was not believed, and forcing a breach the mob poured into the corridors. Finding its victim gone, there was a cry of "Kill the negroes!" and arms were demanded. DOWN WITH WHITES. A company of armed negroes, aroused by the race troubles, marched through the streets shouting "Down with the whites!" and threatening death to all if the negro was lynched. This started a rush for the gun stores by the whites. Three were broken open and 400 rifle and revolvers with ammunition wer. seized. From this time on throughout the night there was continued shooting. What the fatalities were the coming day will show. But one negro woman is Unown to be dead and a boy named Logan was shot and seriously wounded by a negro. The mob went through the streets inhabited by negroes, but did not stop to inspect its work, ana the excitement and confusion have pre vented houses being searched for dead and wounded. The mob. after leaving the Jail, on finding that the negro Brown was gone broke into the gun stores of Boetticnei & Kellogg, Willerding & Co. and F. M. Bush & Co., and after thoroughly arm ing rushed through the streets hunting negroes. The armed company of ne groes had disappeared. All the blacks had fled the streets, and when the riot ers failed to find victims In the streets the resort of Bud Fruit was attacked and shot to pieces. Whether any were killed there is not yet known. From there the gun stores of Willerding ana Bush were broken open and new re cruits to the mob were armed. . Th march to Baptist Town was then be gun, and as dawn began to break the mob was rushing toward the powder magazine near the city for powder with which to blow up the negro colony. Throughout the night officials have been powerless. The negroes after tho first armed display of resistance scat tered and have not made a stand since. They are flying in terror. Thousands or shots were fired during the night. The governor was appealed to and or dered out the militia, but it has not appeared as yet. Three gun stores are demolished, the jail is partly wrecked, glass in a hundred buildings is broken, and a spirit of revenge on the part of the -whites and the sullen resistance o the part of the blacks, If cornered, i manifest. The governor has been ap pealed to a second time, and is expect ed to take action today to avoid fur ther bloodshed. THINGS QUIET DOWN. Evansville, Ind., July 6. This city is quiet today and there are no signs of the mob violence that agitated the citi zens all of last night Business is mov ing in the even tenor of its way. A trip in the business section reveals that much damage was done to numerous stores, especially to the hardware houses, many of which were entered and robbed of guns and ammunition. Thou sands of shots were fired during the night, but so far as learned no one was killed although numbers of people are said to have been wounded. Several negroes were caught by mobs and almost beaten to death before the police could save them. The chief demonstration of the night was an attack upon the county jail be tween 10 and 1 o'clock. Several thous and men crowded the street before the building, and finally obtained entrance through the fortified gates to the yard where they began to batter the windows of the jail. Efforts to prevent this were futile, and the crowd held sway, the police of the city being occupied with holding the sightseers from invading the front part of the building and ransack ing the sheriff's residence. After the mob was thoroughly satis fied that Lee Brown, the murderer of Patrolman Massey, was not In the building, they separated into squads of 40 or 50 and paraded the downtown streets until daylight, shooting promis cuously and visiting the negro quarters. Negroes are terrorized. The local companies of the state mi litia have been ordered out and will be reinforced by companies from southern Indiana. SEARCH THE TRAINS. Edwards County Farmers Seek Help in Vain. Kinsley. Kan., July 6. Edwards county needs 75 to 100 more men to harvest her big wheat crop. All day Saturday 25 or 30 farmers watched the incoming trains, freights and passengers,, and carefully searched them for men willing to work in the harvest fields, but the results were disappointing, as none were found all day. A dozen wheat growers camped at the Santa Fe depot here all Saturday night and every time a train whistled there was a general rush to the platform and box cars were searched for concealed tramps who might be persuaded by good wages or good food and easy hours to help gather the immense crop. Men are offered $.(K) per day and board. - As each farmer has from 100 to 400 acres, it means a month's work in the harvest field alone, while threshing w-ill Immediately follow and good pitchers will be able to get steady work until snow flies. Besides the wheat, Edwards county has a large oats and barley orop, all of which will give threshers a long season. Pitchers to a threshing machine are paid 20c per 11-0 bushel threshed, making $3.0J to $4.00 per day and board. Harvest will begin today where help can be found, as wheat Is ready to cut. Un less help can be imported, much inconven ience and loss will be sustained by farm ers. Everyone talks of fio-pound wheat and the average per acr. will be large. Bind ers have been working for a week, but the grain has not been ready for headers until now. FLOOD IN TEXAS. The Guadaloupe Is Rising Rapidly One Death. Gonzales, Tex., July 6. There was a cloudburst at Leesvllle today, which put five feet of water in the streets in an hour. Many houses were wrecked. Will Brown, a prisoner, was drowned. The Guadaloupe has a nineteen foot rise and is going up a foot and a half an hour. All of the lower bottom farms for ten miles around are inundated. DEAD BY A STRANGLER. DenTer Girl Victim of Myster ious Murder. Denver, July 6. Mabel Brown, aged 20, was found dead in her house at 1931 Market street this morning. Her hands were bound and there was evidence that she had been strangled to death. There is no clew to the murderer. The case in many of its details strong ly suggested the series of murders by strangulation which took place in this neighborhood some years ago. RELIEF FOR SUFFERERS. Permanent Committee Establishes Headquarters at Hanna. Hanna, Wyo., July 6. A permanent relief committee has been organized here in order to relieve the distress of sufferers from the recent mine disaster. All remittances for the widows and fatherless children should be sent to Ivor Christensen, secretary, Hanna, Wyo. Santa Fe Trestle Burned TTp. San Bernardino, Cal., July 6. The westbound overland trains will arrive in this city between two and three hours late this morning. A burned trestle on the Albuquerque division is responsible for the delay. The bridge caught fire from burning grass, ignited by a spark from an engine. Temperatures of Large Cities. Chicago, July 6. 7 a. m. tempera tures: New York. 68; Boston, 66; Phil adelphia, 6S; Washington. 72; Chicago. 72; Minneapolis, 64; Cincinnati, 72; St. Louis. 7. Weather Indications. Chicago, July 6. Forecast for Kan sas: Generally fair tonight and Tues day, with high temperature; variable winds, mostly southerly. IT IS WARM TODAY. Mora of Same Kind Is Promised Tomorrow. The mercury, without warning, start ed In on a high temperature record this morning and by two o'clock climbed to the dizzy height on the government thermometer of 89. The wind has been from the south blowing 15 miles an hour. The forecasters seem to think it is about time for hot weather and today sent out the following forecast: "Gen erally fair tonight and Tuesday with high temperature." Today's corn and wheat region bulle tin says: 'The weather is generally clear with rising temperature this morning in Kansas and western Missouri. The .Temperature has risen in the Kansas City, Omaha and DesMoines districts, and decidedly so in the Minneapolis dis '.rict. It has fallen in the other dis tricts. Light showers have occurred In the Minneapolis, Chicago and In dianapolis districts, somewhat heavier In the Columbus and Louisville dis tricts." The maximum and minimum temper atures reported for the 24 hours ending this morning at seven o'clock were as follows: Baker 82, 62: Concordia 84, 66; Dodge Citv, 84. 68; Dresden 84, 66; Fort Scott 86, 62; Mack3ville 84, 60; McPherson 86, 64; Sedan 84. 64: Topeka 82, 63; Toronto 86. 60; Wichita 86. 66. The hourly temperatures recorded to day by the government thermometer were as follows: 7 o'clock 6911 o'clock 83 8 o'clock 73112 o'clock 86 9 o'clock 78l 1 o'clock 88 10 o'clock 811 2 o'clock 89 CORNICE FELL ON THEM Arthur Dablene Fatally Injured Two Others Hurt. The fall of a heavy cornice at the Continental creamery this morning severely injured two men, and a boy, one of them fatally. A third story Is being added to the creamery building, and the scaffolding used by the workmen overhangs the entrance to the builiiing. While the men were at work a piece of cornice was dis lodged and fell striking the scaffolding. Arthur Dahlene of 215 Taylor street, a workman, is probably fatally injured. His head was crushed, beside internal injuries. Frank Rossetler, a Western Union messenger boy, who lives at 412 East Eighth avenue, was struck on the head and seriously injured. He had just delivered a message at the cream ery office. Ralph Chute of 212 Tyler street was injured, but not seriously. His head was cut by the falling cornice. The cornice had been placed on top of the building, and became dislodged while the workmen and several by standers were under it, and after falling through the scaffolding, which partly broke the fall, struck the men who had not time to get out of the way. Rossetler and Dahlene were taken to Christ hospital, and it is believed that Dahlene will die. Dr. H. H. Keith, surgeon for the Con tinental Creamery company, completed the surgical operations on the three 'victims of the accident at 2 o'clock. He j found it necessary to trephine the skulls I of both Rossetler and Dahlene, the two ! boys who were injured. Pieces of the j skull over two inches in diameter were removed in both cases, and both are in j a critical condition. The Dahlene boy i was struck on the top of the head, and Rossetler on the side, just above the I left ear. It is not known yet whether the boys have any chance for recovery. DR. BROWN FIELD'S CASE. Appeal Will Ba Heard in Supreme Court. The perjury case of Dr. J. C. Brown field, formerly of Topeka, comes up for argument Tuesday. Brownfleld was mixed up in the Jessie Morrison case, and gave some very "valuable" testi mony for the defendant in that famous suit. It was discovered, however, that the evidence was very flimsy, and the state's attorneys had the witness arrest ed for perjury. He was convicted in the Butler county district court, before Judge Aikman, and now appeals to the supreme court. While in Topeka, Dr. Brownfield had a great reputation as a quack doctor, and traveled about the country with a medicine show, selling his patent nostrums. The lawsuit of the city of Topeka against Drucilla Woodall was dismissed today. This is the damage case which was brought by Mrs. Woodall on ac count of the death of her husband, who was killed by a city electric light wire. She recovered a judgment, and the city appealed the case. Since then the diffi culty has been settled by compromise. After the present term of court, the judges will disperse for their summer vacations. Justice W. R. Smith and Justice Pollock will go with a party of friends on a ten days' fishing excursion to the lakes in Minnesota. After "this. Judge Pollock will go to his summer home on an island in Lake Huron, and Judge Smith will go to Colorado. Judge Burch will spend his summer in Maine. Judge Greene will go to Colorado. Judge Mason will go to Oregon and Judge Cunningham to New Mexico. Chief Jus tice Johnston plans to spend his summer in Topeka. He has a delightful home in the suburbs west of town, and thinks he can keep as cool there as anywhere. WORKED ON SATURDAY. Street Force Were Busy in North Topeka. Two large gangs of men worked all day Saturday in North Topeka under. Street Commissioner Snyder. Most of the men have been kept working open ing streets through town in various di rections, draining water holes and fill ing some of them. One gang has been busy constantly on Kansas avenue keepiner ahead of the mud that has been piled there from cellars. The supply of mud from Kansas ave nue' cellars seems inexhaustible. Over a hundred loads of soft mud are remov ed every day and has to be hauled away by the street force to keep the avenue open. In another week Commlssionr Snyder thinks he will be able to put all the men to cleaning off the streets in the residence part of town. Such work will make itself shown more rapidly than will that which has occupied the street gangs up till the present time. NEED HARVEST HANDS. Pratt County Wants Away. 500 Bight Captain A. M. Fuller received word today that the harvest in Pratt county will commence tomorrow and they need 500 harvest hands at once. , IN RUSHING WATER Breaking of Dam Carries Death and Derastation. Brush Creek Valley, Pennsylra nla, Scene of the Disaster. MAAY AltE DEAD. List Includes from 50 to 150 People. Fifteen Bodies of Victims Are Recovered. CAUSE, A CLOUDBURST, Rushing Waters Break the Wall of Lake. Torrent Sweeps Down on Pleas ure Seekers in Fart. Jeannette, Pa., July 6. It is estimated that the loss of life through yesterday's cloudburst and flood at Oakford park will reach 75. Twenty bodies have been recovered. Many are foreigners and have not been Identified. Greensburg, Pa., July 6. A water spout of immense proportions striking in the vicinity of Oakford park Sunday afternoon created a flood that caused a great loss of life and property. At 2 o'clock rain began to fall intor rents In the vicinity of the park and spread over a territory covering proba bly ten miles. A half hour later the cloudburst occurred, and then some of the umbrellas carried by J;he crowds were crushed like egg shells. The wa ters In the lake north of Oakford park began to swell, and Manager James Mc Grath, believing that there was danger of a final break in the great walls of the dam, hurried among the crowds of pleasure seekers who had gathered un der the roofs of the eating stands, the pavilion and other buildings in line of the water should the banks break and warned them to run to the hills. On both sides of the grounds there are high hills, the park being located In a ravine about a quarter of a mile wicM and a mile long. Those being protected from the rain did not want to leave, and not until Mr. MeGrath and his as sistant entered each building in turn and simply, drove the crowds out into the rain did they realize that the. park managers were in earnest, for they knew after careful study of the dam that tho awful flood meant probably the break ing of the wall that held? five acres, of water. A half hour after the buildi.t?9 had been cleared of the people, the wa ters mounted the wall of the dam and within five minutes water to the depih of five feet was flowing over the entire length of 400 feet of the wall. The park or ravine studded with buildings, the merry-go-round, laughing gallery and other amusement places were twisted about and all but the dancing pavilion and a large lunch stand were knocket from their foundations. The rain continued to fall in torrents and about 4 o'clock forty feet of the wall of the dam to the east gave away with a crash. The flood .beat down the ravine with a roar that was heard for two miles. A half mile down, at the junction of the Greensburg and Jean nette and the Park car lines, the bams are located. The entrance gates to the park were lifted, and with the force of a piledriver the mammoth posts were hurled by the waters against the barn. Beyond were located the small waiting room and on the track was standing a car laden with people on their way from Greensburg and Jeannette. The electric storm had rendered the power south of here useless and the motorman was un able to move the car. The flood struck the waiting room containing probably a dozen people. A number of them struggled to a point of safety but in the excitement that fol lowed it is not positively known how many were lost. The street car was caught and pwept into the creek and whirled and tumbled about. A number of the people in the car jumped off and there are conflicting stories as to the number of persons who were carried with the car. THE DEATH LIST. Jeannette, Pa., July 6. Dawn broke today on a scene of devastation and ruin along the Brush creek valley. From the site of the break of the dam at Oakford park to Wllmerding, taking in the towns of Jeannette, Penn, Lari mer, Greensburg, Irwin, Burrell and Manor, the awful power of the rushing waters following the breaking of the dam is apparent on all sides. The damage to property will not be less than $700,000, while the number of lives suddenly blotted out is still un certain, the estimates running all the way from 50 to 150. Almost with the first streak of day light, a bureau was opened here where II1C J 1 11 1 1 1 ' n . ' l unc . v.'v i.t.iiv ' hi i ii. ered and the missing were registered, together with a description of the bodies recovered but not Identified. A revised list of the dead and missing so far as known is as follows, but it may be davs before the extent of the disaster can be determined. The' dead : MISS GKRTRT'PK KEKFER. aged 24 years, of Jeanette: bodv recovered. KATE KEEFER. sister: body recovered. JOHN FI,KMING, stableboy at the Old Fair grounds. Greensburg. GEORGE WHITMAN. West Jeanette. ': MRS. LEVI BAhtB. west jeanelte. JOHN McCURKEY, aged 40, West Jean ette. GEORGE WILLIAMS, aged 35 years. AI.EX VICTOR. Jeanette. MRS. NIGG and four children of West Jeanette. UNKNOWN woman found at Manor. UNKNOWN child found at Manor. UNKNOWN man found at Penn. EDWARD SMITH, aged 10 years, negro boy of West Jeanette. DAUGHTER of Fred Davis, aged IS vears. of West Jeanette. MRS. SCHRADER, aged 70 years. The mlseinE". Miss Lucy Cmm, who was with Miss Keefer of Jeanette. John and Lawrence O'Neal, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Barney O'Neal. Curtis Moore, Jeanette. Samuel Vogel, Jeanette. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fink, Jeanette. Ed O'Brien. Greensburg. (Continued on Page Six.