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ft was of the sixteen bridges across, the
Kansas river
The pack-ing-house plants did not suffer
severely. The buildings are ail uninjured.
. + At Armour's the fires were lighted late
* * .yesterday afternoon Wheat and flour in
v the mills and elevators were not injured,
but seventy-five carloads of grain sub
merged on the tracks were ruined.
Small storekeepers in the flooded dis
trict are ruined, and the loss on buildings
JB distributed among thousands of owners.
VNo flrst-class modern building has been
i ruined.
t V las Armourdale Flood association has
^j Issued the following appeal for aid.
" * Appeal for Aid.
v "Armourdale. the south side of Kansas
,Clty, Kan,, has met with an appalling
' disaster The Kaw river has overflowed
Its banks and swept thru the town Fif
teen thousand persons are homeless.
* they have lost their furniture, clothing
f and everything Their houtes have been
carried off or totally wrecked. The good
citizens of the town have been able to
^care for the refugees temporarily, but
'the effort to keep them here and provide
homes for them is a perplexing problem.
^ To do thi3 will overtax us and we appeal
., o you
p-3 1 ttexpendeforfohelp.
"Money raised from this source will be
d i heir "ellef bv givir? them
material to build their own houses
$g* "Three thousand families must be
^helped to homes in this wav, so that they
Ip'will be better able to help themselves
ji|whe the great rush of rebuilding the
% city is going on.
5 "Contributions should be sent at once
v to the Armourdale State Bank of Com
^merce, the Kansas State bank or the
"Home State bank, Kansas City, Kan., for
^the association."
*t The Committee's Statement
.- The citizens' general relief committee
' of Kansas City, Mo, has issued a state
ment to the public, giving thanks for
sympathy and offers of aid, and asking
**that assistance be sent to Kansas City,
Kan. The statement follows.
"As we decline, at this time, to accept
} assistance from without, it is because we
$ believe it our duty to meet the situation
S^whlch Confronts us to the fullest extent of
tour ability. The calamity which has come
"to us Is no doubt great, but it Is not dls
' "To the general public of the country
,not familiar with our city It may be prop
ter to state that the two Kansas Citys
that of Missouri and that of Kansasare
ito the. main situated on high bluffs. Be
tween the two cities lies a low bottom
"{country, which owing to Its accessibility
f-by railroads has grown up a great dis
tributing eentei. where are located, many
vof our wholesale houses and manufac
turing establishments. Thru this section
tflows the Kansas river The same bottom
i Country has many residences of the work-
, lng population clustered about the manu
facturing and wholesale houses, and to
the south, up the Kansas river, includes
I the hamlets of Aimourdale, Riverside and
{Argentine, all in our neighboring state
Large District Devastated.
"This bottom land, known among us as
V/est Kansas, is the greatest sufferer The
water has reached here a level of ten
i feet and. there is every reason to /ear
there has been great injury to the prop-
. erty of the poor and to the goods and
possibly the buildings of wholesale mer
chants and manufacturers. But until these
districts are accessible, and they will not
be until possibly next Monday, it is futile
t estimate the damage and to make any
intelligent statement of the relief neces
A "The immediate task of caring for the
homeless and housing, clothing and pro
Vidlng for them is well in hand There is
no suffeiinsj unrelieved The spirit of the
people is splendid. The conduct of the
flcod victims is admirable The govern-
" ments of i,he twet cities have sanitation
and policing weU, in hand:. There are no
| disturbances, there Is not even disorder-
{ l'ness. *
"With the subsidence of the flood work
will be abundant, and business and in
dustry will assume their accustomed sway.
, Whatever niav bo the loss of our mei
chants th^y will bear their loss, we may
find a greater destruction of the property
of the working population than is now an
ticipated and if so, we may have to call
for assistance firm without, but until such
a situation develop* we see no cause for
1 asking assistance.
Ask Aid for Neighbors.
"It is pioper, however, to state that
Kansas City, Kan , and other neighboring
towns in Kansas have suffered severely,
and while Kansas City, Mo, generously
canio to their aw-istance, we must not
' ctand in the way of assistance to our
neighbors from olhei sections of the coun
try. To all those willing to assist these
i stricken towns, we recommend that they
eddress their offers to W. H . Craddock,
mayor of Kansas City, Kan."
High Water at Chester.
Chester, El., June 5 The Mississippi
yiver at this point is rapidly rising Th e
tise has been so great within forty-eight
About Coffee and What It Does.
"Being a very hard worker and of an
, extremely nervous temperament, I fell Into
f the habit of making coffee do for both
food and drink when my work was push-
, ing in and my appetite poor," says a
\ trained nurse.
J' "This I would do for a day or two and
then be prostrated with heart trouble, flut
itesring, faint spells and other disagree
able feelings. One day I was persuaded
1 to try Postum Food Coffee in place of cof
Lflfee. I liked the Postum as well as the
Fteoffee and I found I could drink as much
[ of it and as often as I wished, and instead
[ of knocking me out, as coffee used to, I
'A | steadily gained strength. I had no more
*&* [.trouble with my heart, no more bloating,
--, 'kftnd no more stomach sickness I have
\" ..now been using Postum 18 months in
f I place of coffee, which means that I have
L [sfiven up coffee and sickness for all time
h \ l will stiok to Postum and be well in the
f T*
t future.
!f*y 4 "My mother had been a great coffee
W ^drinker from her youth and had suffered
f ^ oil of the minor coffee ills, suoh as stom-
4f, "5 trouble, heartburn, severe headaches.
*' to. She tried Postum, but did not make
m n f 4t right. Then I made some for her, boil
Pf v ing it 15 minutes, and did not tell her what
JUS i (.It was she wanted to know what brand
K^&.t.ti'Of ooffee it was that was so delicious I
had taken it out of her own box of Pos-
? v turnh and when I told he so, she was
^muc surprised and pleasedr, and has been
f drinking it ever since, with the result that
^her coffee ills have disappeared and she
sr, is now healthy and contented
j, Hi "One of my patients (I am a trained
% * nurse) is a great sufferer from ulcerated
% ^stomach, and sometimes she doea not eat
uti& mouthful of food for several days A t
kjp such times she relies on Postum for nour-
| p lshment. Since using Postum she gets
#P j over her attacks much Quicker, is stronger
^*and the attacks are less frequent than
formerly. Her stomach seems to be get-
' " * ting better and we are quite certain that
postum will soon cure her completely
r "Another patient is a splenr'ifl pampl
" of what Postum will do Her health had
been very bad for three years, anl a year
** ago she was a wreck from nervous pros
tration and the worst form of dyspepsia,
j bloating, heart trouble, etc T made her
/ ' leave off coffee and all other drinks and
gave her Postum, and she improved im
mediately. She is now able to attend to
her home and says that Postum has given
* her a new lease of life She feels like a
% new woman and is getting fat.
"I must tell you of one mTe case, a ner
mon I nursed through what the physi
F clans termed morphine break-down Thia
woman's stomach revolted'at sight or men
tion of fodd and she took absolutely noth
y W ing but strong coffee. I knew her heart
&* j would not much longer stand up under
eoffee, and I told her husband to get a
box of Postum. I made it strong for her
' and in' less than a week she could take
all necessary food and not once was the
Postum refused, and now, after three
months, she is well and strong and is kept
* mo by her steady use of Postum In place of
\ 6offe#." Name given by Postum Co.,
I Battle Creek, Mich,,
hours that it threatens to, dUMO^at.
age to property on Kaskaskia '
where the home of Stanley Jonea^ls-en
tirely surrounded by water. Friends -of
the family in Chester have sent a boat
to their resoue. Great damage is being
done to crops in the lower section of the
country here.
- ,--. " ' ' ^-i ' i' &
$520,000, to say nothing of the damage
to homes and the loss of stock.
It is safe to say that it would take $5d0,-
000 and another year of time to place the
suffering district in the promising and
prosperous condition it was a week ago.
Hongkong, June 5The estimate of
Governor Wong of Kwang-si province that
over 1,000,000 natives are starving in the
province is pronounced here to be approxi
mately correct The distress in certain
districts is most acute Children and
women are freely offered for sale.
The rice harvest promises well, but It
will not be available for from four to six
weeks Extensive relief operations will
be difficult without foreign supervision
which will be hard to obtain in Kwang-si.
Assistance has been sent to that prov
ince from Hongkong and Canton, but the
funds available are becoming exhausted.
The Hongkong committee will welcome
The newly appointed -viceroy of Canton
Tsui-Chaus-Suen is hastening his your
ney to his post because of the serious con
ditions in Kwang-si province. The popu
lation of Kwang-si is largelyl agricultural.
Loss Will Reach Fully Half
Dollars. ,
Qulncy, 111. June 5 The Mississippi is
rising from eKokuk to St . Louis, and
three levees north of here have broken.
The break occurred at a point 2% miles
noith of Meyer, and opposite Tulley
island, where a few tree tops could still
be seep above the surface. Those pa
trolling the levee had to flee. Nearly 200
families moved in skiffs. Included in
the three levee districts that are now at
the mercy of the flood are 58,000 acres or
Nearly all of the vast area was under
cultivation There were thousands of
acres of wheat and corn. At least 40,000
acres will be flooded. The loss to crops
alone on this basis might easily reach
The Postofflce Report.
Washington, June 5.The official re
port on postal conditions in the flood re -
gion, telegraphed from Kansas City to
the department says the situation is some
what improved, but still uncertain. Th e
report says:
"Water is falling gradually and there is
hope that the platform at Union station
will be In sight to-morrow. Santa F e
trains, west arriving and departing, are
using the Missouri Pacific tracks to Ot
tawa. N o Burlington trains and pros
pect not good The Wabash is occasion
ally operating trains, using the Missouri
Pacific tracks to Sedalia and the "Katy"
to Moberly The Rock Island line is all
right west and south of Herington. To -
morrow they expect the line will be open
from Topeka south Chicago and Alton
has sent out a train using the Missouri
Pacific and Katy tracks. Kansas City and
Colorado Springs open from Manhattan
to Colorado Springs. Union Paciflc ex
pects to get as far east as Sallna, Kan ,
to-day Kansas City and Joplin, only
one train daily. Frisco is running to
Rosedale and Memphis Katy is doing
fairly well. Minor lines In Kansas un
heard from, but presumption is that while
all of them have been interrupted, serv
ice will gradually improve from now on."
The Government Bulletin.
Washington, June 5 The Missouri
river at Kansas City continues to fall
steadily, the gage reading this morning
being 310 feet, a fall of 1 9 feet since
Thursday morning. The river will come
to a stand at Booneville, Mo., to-day with
a stage to the neighborhood of thirty feet,
but will continue to rise to the east
The Mississippi continues to rise stead
ily from Dubuque southward. At Keokuk
the stage was 19 4, 4 4 above danger line.
The flood waters from the Iowa, Cedar
and Skunk rivers aie now entering the
Mississippi above Keokuk and there will
be a further slow rise in that vicinity
which will continue several days. At St.
Louis the stage this morning was 33 5
feet a rise of 1 4 feet since Thursday
morning As stated before the water will
continue to rise steadily and a stage
in the neighborhood of thirty-six feet is
expected during Sunday.
Sny Levee Goes Out.
Louisiana, Mo , June 5 The Sny levee
broke opposite here at 10 o'clock this
morning A hundred thousand acres of
farm land protected by the levee will prob
ably be flooded, and it is estimated that
the losses resulting will aggregate millions
of dollars.
Governor Asks Aid.
Denver, Col, June 5Governor Pea
body has issued a proclamation calling
upon the people of Colorado to contribute
to the assistance of the Kansas flood suf
ferers. He asks that contributions be in
Distress in Knank-si Province, China
Reported to Be Most
' Acute.
Big Ocean Liner Is Tast in New
York Harbor.
New York, June 5 The steamer
Deutschland, which grounded yesterday
in Gedney's channel, is still fast. Si x
tugs worked on the liner at high tide
about half-past 3 o'clock this morning,
but failed to move her.
Another attempt will be made at high
tide this afternoon
The steamer has suffered no damage,
and as soon as she Is floated will proceed
on her voyage across the Atlantic. In the
meantime she is in no danger, altho sur
rounded by a heavy mantle of smoke and
Blame is placed on the first cabin pas
sengers and their friends for the accident.
Captain Barends, in command of the ship,
figured on crossing the bar at 3*15 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, but so many friends
of the passengers crowded the vessel that
she was late in getting away.
In the interval the smoke had settled
over the harbor and bay and the big
steamer had to crawl slowly on her way
out to the open sea. She was under a
slow bell when she struck and the en
gines were reversed, but dspite this she
buried nearly half her length in the muck.
Communication was established with the
Marconio station at Fire Island and from
there the news has been sent to the N ew
York agent.
Shortage of W. J. Idelman Is Said
.to Be $40,000. . ** % ^
Seattle, Wash, June 6.A special from
Dawson says that W. J. Idelman, deputy
collector of United States "customs at
the boundary of the Forty-mile river, is in
jail at Eagle City, charged with embee
zlement. His reported shortage is $40.-
000. *, , w^J, * \
. - ' *"^i ?
Hamilton, Out., June 5.Because proprietor
Grey, of the Osborne Hotel, refused to entertain
a colored delegate to the grand lodge of the
Orange Young Britons, forty delegate* picked
up their belongings and registered at other
hotels. By way of showing his devotion to ate
colored brother, Chaplain- walth shared Ma Bed
J able Atrocities.
Horrible Details of the Slaughter
Are Just Coming to Light
1,500 Homeless.
Monastir, European Turkey, June 5.
Hoirible details are arriving of the slaugh-
&V of the inhabitants of the village of
-flmerdash, south of Lake Preeba, on May
21, b v Bashl-Bazouks. I t appears that
on the arrival of the Bashl-Bazouks Cha-
kalaroff s band of insurgents withdrew to
the mountains A s no rebels were left in
the village the inhabitants experienced no
anxiety until suddenly, at sunset, the
Turks commenced a regular bombardment,
whereupon all the villagers assembled in
thrt streets. Tho the artillery ceased fir
ing during part of the night, the Turkish
infantry fired all night long.
The artillery bombardment was recom
menced at daybreak, and the Turks then1
set Are to the village on all sides and
commenced a general massacre, slaugh
tering women, children and the aged.
About 300 houses were burned and upward,
of 200 persons, mostly women and chil
dren, were killed. The women and girls
weie murdered while resisting outrage.
Not a living soul was left in the vil
lage The survivors, many half burned
or otherwise injured, fled. Some of the
fleeing villagers were captured and their
ears and noses cut off before being
The report adds that 1,500 villagers are
in the mountains, without clothing or food.
Forty women and children were caught
bv soldiers in a ravine and were killed
after horrible treatment.
Harked Change for the Better in
Labor Conditions During the
Strikers Are Returning to Work in
the Textile Hills of Penn
New York, June 5.The National Civic
Federation Review in its June number as
serts that there has been an improve
ment of 76 per cent in the labor situa
tion in the last month. It says that while
a few weeks ago there was great danger
in what might be called national indus
tries, and while local strikes were in
numerable, there is not now any national
strike on nor is there one in view and
within the last week all the important lo
cal troubles have either been settled o t
prospered so far toward a settlement that"'
they are no longer important factors in
the industrial situation.
As proof of the clearing of the indus
trial skies the paper cites these settle
"Between the United States Steel cor
poration and,the Amalgamated Iron &
Tin Workefatw'o\fer the tin plate wage
scale the American Bridge1
strike the Union Pacific strike and the
threats Of trouble on the Southern Pacific,
Northern Paciflc and Mobile & Ohio rail
roads, the New York Metal Trades dis
pute with the boilermakers, the threat
ened elevated railroad strike, the Chi
cago labor troubles, the St. Louis dis
putes with the machinists, blacksmiths,
teamsters and freight-handlers, the San
Francisco railroad fight, the Gloversville
glove industry lockout, the Lowell textile
strike and troubles in Omaha and Denver.
Men Break Agreement.
Chicago, June 5Dissatisfied with the
wage scale -300 men belonging to a loading
gang of Armour & Co.'s plant in the stock
yards have gone on strike. A wage scale
was agreed on last week and the men
worked until last night, when they ex
pressed dissatisfaction at the agreement.
It is said that efforts will be made by
the officers of the packing trades coun
cil to persuade the men to return to work
and fulfill their part of the agreement.
Illinois Mining Troubles.
Indianapolis, June 5.John Mitchell,
president of the United Mine Workers,
started for Chicago this morning to con
fer with Herman Justi, who represents
mine operators of Illinois, and T. J. Rey
nolds, who represents the miners of the
Illinois district The conference will be
In regard to local wage scales in the
Illinois district. In regard to the state
ment of the Pennsylvania coal operators
that the district presidents would be rec
ognized on the board of conciliation if
they were re-elected at the convention of
miners to be held at Pottsville, Secre
tary M. B. Wilson said to-day that such
an arrangement would not be satisfac
tory to the miners if it would establish
a precedent as the convention would cost
the miners $15,000.
The Textile Situation.
Philadelphia, June 5.Three textile
mills I n the Manayuk district resumed
operations to-day. The strikers in that
section are for the most part unorganized
and the threat of the manufacturers to
keep their mills closed indefinitely Is said
to have caused the striking operatives
to lose heart
Two hundred employes of the Phoenix
knitting mill, principally women and
girls, returned to their looms to-day.
Nine dye house have granted the de
mands of the operatives, making seventy
eight firms which have made conces
Tho ranks of the strikers in the Ken
sington district where the majority of
textile mills are located are said by the
leaders to be intact. Two mass meetings
attended by about 0,000 strikers were held
Collision of Santa Fe Trains Results
Topeka, Kan., June 6.Nine persons
were killed and six, severely Injured- yes-
terday at Stilwell in a head-end collision
between Santa Fe passenger trains -which
were running at high speed on Missouri
Pacific tracks, used because of the floods.
The dead:
Link Day, Los Angeles, CaL. ' , \
William Newmiller, PiatafleM, N. f.
Dan Monahan, Prescott, Ariz.
E. H. Ward, Newcastle, Pa, %
C. A, Knishern, Monett, Mo. ' ~
Carlos M. Larpado, Porto Ricos student
at Kansas City university, Lawrence.
Frank Johnsdn, conductor Pullman car.
Unknown man, about 25 years old
Unknown man, about 23 years old,
roughly dressed, apparently a laborer.
'Batgagemah Owen patchm, Ottawa,
Kan., wiU probably die. .gS.r,4MW
rati, DfTO SHAFT.
PlacetrUle, ,5*L June 5.William Kenn* and
John Tnrager fell into an abandoned'mine shaft
on the night ot May 28 and were not found until
yesterday. Kenna -nas alive -with a broken
ankle Trauger was dead Kenna ear* that in
their long imprisonment Tranger went mad and
tried to bite him. Trauger died on Sunday laiafc
after the man bad been more than a weak in
H t **
Turkish Attack Upon the Village
Was Accompanied by TTnspeak-
Adoption of Chamberlain's Tariff
I Plan Would Seriously Cripple \
t j | Sweden and Jlorway, "
h* i % V ' n - - i ,
It Is Said That the Two Countries
Might Have to Join British
" I , - V ^ as %*
Copenhagen, June 5 Thruout the Scan
dinavian kingdoms the greatest anxiety is
felt on account of Joseph Chamberlain's
tariff project... Should the ^British colonial
secretary's scheme be carried out/ the
Scandinavian export food trade would suf
fer a severe blow Moreover, the duties
on non-colonial timber, which almost
killed the Baltic timber trade about the
end of the eighteenth century, and the
abolition of which in the middle of the
last century created an economic revival
in Sweden and Norway, would cause in
finite harm to Scandinavian interests in
timber, which constitutes half the total
exports of Sweden and Norway and goes
mostly to England.
In some quarters the opinion is held
that Scandinavia, in the event of the
adoption of universal British reciprocity,
may be compeileft'rb consider entering the
British empire to avoid economic ruin.
Says "Don't
New York Sun Special Service.
London, June 5,In a speech at Glou
cester, Sir Charle3 Dilke, M P. , has
pointed out that Mr. Chamberlain's tariff
proposals have been defended by purely
protectionist arguments. He said that
the secretary of the board of trade at
tributed the prosperity of the United
States to the adoption of protection and
declared that the United States was leav
ing Great Britato entirely behind in the
race for foreign trade.
These statements, Sir - Charles said,
would not bear investigation The ex
ports from the United States in 1902 were
not greatly in, ejl&gss of those of 1898, and
were less than, those af 1900 and 1901. Such
were the natural advantages of the United
States that nothing
# ,
Last Month.
, London, #uC* *Them ,se of pommons
wilUijaiee^ on #MrSiiyj ^heff "the debate
opens on--tW9^e-dsnd
Policy Is Not Popular.
London, June 5.Letters are published
from Sir William Vernon Harcourt, Lord
Spencer, Lcrd Jtipon, Lord Tweedmouth
and other liberal leaders, all vigorously
denouncing Chamberlain's Imperial zoll
vereln proposals as merely veiled protec
tion. Sir William Vernon Harcourt and
Lord Ripon contend that they would be
a fruitful cause of disputes between the
mother country and the colonies and of
conflict with foreign countries.
Residents of Pittsburg, Pa., Cheer
the President.
Pittsburg, Pa, June 5.The train bear
ing President Roosevelt and party arrived
here over the Pennsylvania railroad this
morning, and departed for Washington
sixteen minutes later. Tho tram is to
take a slow schedule over the Allegheny
During the stop here the president got
off the train, walked the platform and
took a stroll Some distance up the track,
stopping here and there to shake hands
with the railroad employes. On account
of the hour of the president's arrival there
was quite a large crowd of people at the
station, many coming on trains from tue
suburbs to their daily employment. Th e
crowd started to cheer after the president
had returned to his car, and this brought
him to the rear platform, where he bowed
and said:
"I am happy to be with you. Happy to
get back from my trip. Good luck to you
A s the train pulled out he waved goodby.
Washington WUI Greet Him.
President Koosevelt wJU be given a cor
dial reception by the citizens of Washing
ton upon his arrival at 1 o'clock this eve
ning from his long western trip. No for
mal program will be carried out, but the
district commissioners will greet the pres
ident at the Pennsylvania station, the reg
iment of high school cadets w^l esoort him
from the station to th White House, and
a concert will be given on the White
House grounds by the Marine band. Th e
citizens of Washington have been request
ed to turn out on Pennsylvania avenue
and" participate in the welcome to the
president. .
Dead at Gainesville Will Reach 125
1,500 Homeless. '
Gainesville, Ga, June 5.Mayor Parker
has made this summary of conditions in
the storm-swept cll&i
"The dead will -tfSmber }25. Thre hun
dred is a conservative estimate of the
wounded, some of whom will die. Four
hundred houses have been destroyed. I
estimate the number of homeless at 1,500.
The financial loss will reach $600,000.
There is still need of money and rhysi
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, W^^WM4 Wfa 5 , 1903.
National Federation, in Session at
Detroit, Adopts Resolutions
--to That End,
I {t%f (
right of all men to organize, but denying
the right of any labor organization to
demand that Individuals be compelled to
unite with it or to demand that only union
men shall receive employment.
The Resolutions.
The resolutions on reciprocity say:
Whereat, Extension of foreign irarkets affords
the most feasible if not the orly practical olu
tlon of the grare difficulties which now confront
the American flour manufacturing industry.
Resolved, That necessity now compels the flour
milling industry as a whole to demand the speedy
adaption by the national gorernment of a broad,
liberal and comprebensiye policy of genuine reci
procity, one of the results of which will be the
equalisation of the import duties upon American
wheat and flwir by all importing countries and
thereby securing to tbe American miller en
trance to a large number of important foreign
markets from which he Is now effectually ex
cluded and be It further
Resolved, That we strongly recommend that
each individual member, Irrespective of party af
filiations, shall bring such constant pressure to
bear upon his local congresisonal representative
and the United States senators from his state
and all future candidates fo national office, as
wHl commit them unequivocally to the further
ance of these measures both by voice and vote
Resolved, That we especialy and most strongly
favor the fullest possible measure of reciprocity
between the United States and the Dominion of
Canada, the nearest and next to the largest for
eign market for American products and manufac
ti'res, and That in view of the early reassembling
of the Joint high commission the following me
morial be forwarded to the president of the
United States
Memorial to President.
"The Millers' National Federation, assembled
in mass convention at Detroit, Mich , represents
a manufacturing industiy embracing upward of
tfi.OOO separate establishments, having a com
bined annual production of over $500,000,000 and
involving a labor expenditure of over $20,000,000.
"This industry is the one conspicuous exception
to the otherwise universal manufacturing pros
"Existing conditions are largely due to the ex
elusion of American flour from many important
foreign countries This exclusion results from
discriminating duties imposed by them in favor
of wheat and against flour The government of
the United States can, by a liberal and compre
hensive policy of reciprocity with these countries,
ecure the removal of this discrimination. The
enormous and steadily increasing surplus of Ca
nadian giown wheat thrown upon the markets of
the United Kingdom depreciates prices abroad
enables the foreign miller to undersell his Ameri
can competitor and lowers the selling price of the
entire wheat crop of the United States.
"The grinding of this wheat in American mills
would place the regulation of prices In this
country, thereby increasing the farm value of
wheat, securing the larger and more steady em
ployment of mill labor and reasonably profitable
return to American flour manufacturers
"Present conditions are favorable to and make
highly desirable the fullest measure of reciprocal
trade arrangements with the Dominion of Can
ada, the nearest and next to the largest market
for American products, both ,of farm and factory,'
and in rlew ot the early assembling of the United
States and Canada Joint high commission, we
moat earnestly urge tho exercise of your strong
est Influence toward the uccessful accomplish
ment of tWs object,"
American Interfere with
Trade.", *
tbut protection could
have kept her back. An overwhelming
majority of Her exports ^id not consist of
manufactures* dedpite the abundance of
her coal and Iron, but of actual crops from
the surface of the soil
The one item in which she was beating
Great Britain was iron and steel, and
the only wonder was that she had not
beaten Great Britain there a great many
years ago The^ government had shrunk
from advocating a -duty on cotton, the
largest item of exports' from the United
States, but was going to propose a duty
on grain and meat
By interfering with the trade of the
United States (foeat Britain was weaken
ing one of her greatest imperial securities
in a general war Trie people of Great*
Britain had welcomed the increase in the
fleet of the United^ States because in a
general war shejwo'ula' be a promoter of
the rights of neutrals, who in the last re
sort would *eed- the British while they
were fighting, and would at least con
tribute to the permanence of the British
rekdmgtOf "th bud
get blH. Meantime the %pj&$en% of Mr.
Chamberlain, who included the whole lib
eral opposition and several nominal sup
porters of the government, are prepar
ing weapons to attack the colonial sec
retary's preferential tariff scheme
It is generally believed that Sir Michael
Hicks-Beach, ex-chancellor of the ex -
chequer, will be ready with an important
declaration absolutely disavowing Mr.
Chamberlain's policy and it is stated that
he will be influentlally backed by free
trade conservatives. Mr Ritchie Is re
garded as a convinced opponent of Mr.
Chamberlain, and it is reported that he
is only willing to remain chancellor of the
exchequer so long as his budget with its
free trade feature, namely, the repeal of
the corn duty, is not assailed.
The liberal attitude is clear and definite.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and his
colleagues will demand from Prime Minis
ter Balfour a plain and unequivocal dec
laration of policy, either for or against
free trade, and, declaring themselves un
compromisingly opposed to any depar
ture from free trade, will welcome the
assistance of any part of the house in
maintaining this position.
Committee Report on Rate Discrimina
tion Cheered.
Detroit, June 5 At the final sess'on of
the convention of the Millers' National
Federation to-day, the committee on reso
lutions reported, thru Chairman Charlei
C. Bovey of Minneapolis, on the ques
tion of rate discrimination against flour,
in favor of wheat, which they declared was
the paramount issue before the millers of
the country to-da\. ThB e memorial, oUf
the country -oa
B 8
K ,
_ ,
Memorial Sent to President Urges
the Need of Reciprocity
With Canada.
Detroit, June 5 The Millers' National
federation have passed resolutions de -
manding the speedy adoption by the na
tional government of a broad, liberal and
comprehensive policy of genuine reci
procity. *ThTeT
Possible reciprocity between
the United States and Canada was espe-.
cially favored, and a memorial which will
be forwarded to President Roosevelt was
adopted. Resolutiontsionwerrecognizing e also adoptedth
r Q
British Flour and Corn
on this subject which was Presented to ge^r^y than for the fruits first
the convention Wednesday,
to the resolutions committee at ^ time. I
To-day the committee reported that tnej* ** " _^
memorial truthfully set forth present con
ditions in the export flour trade, and said*
"We believe that the export flour trade
will continue to decline until flour and
wheat are put on a parity as regards rates
of transportation."
The report was adopted by the conven
tion and copies of it together with the
memorial from the British flour and corn
trade association were ordered sent to the
traffic manager of every railroad in the
Tho committee also presented a resolu
tion declaring that wheat should not be
classed as coarse grain in making freight
rates but with its products should con
stitute a separate class. This was greet
ed with applause and immediately adopt
ed A resolution was adopted also urging
the steamship companies to incorporate
in the freight charge on flour the present
London docking charge for the purpose of
aboMshlng the sperate charge for landing
ihe flour.
The delegates recommended that the
next convention be held at St. Louis dur
ing the exposition.
'^ *
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater, Minn., June 8.The resi
dence of Joseph King on South Sixth
street was damaged by flre this morning
to the extent of $200. A slaughter-house
near the city limits, owned by Albert
Kroeger, and used by several butchers,
burned last night. The latter flre was
probably started by children who had been
playing in the building
The St. Cloud baseball team will prob
ably meet the Joseph Wilf ehib here on
the Fourth, as negotiations are under way.
Mrs. R. H. Bronson has bean taken to
the sanatorium at Hudson to receive
Fred Koedel, aged 84 years, was brought
to the city hospital to-day from, the south
ern part o fthe county. H e is suffering
from ailments peculiar to old age.
William Gallagher, a guard at the pris
on, has just had an operation performed
for the removal of a cancer.
The Glenmont cleared last night with
logs for B. P. Taber & Co. of Keokuk.
In the last games of the bowling sea
son the Kegel spielers defeated the Ken
yons by 60 points.
Skeletons and Beads and Trinkets
Found at (Red Wing.
Special to The Journal.
Red Wing, April 5.-While excavating
for a new building for the Red Wing
seminary on College bluff, overlooking the
Mississippi valley, what was no doubt a
prehistoric cemetery was found. Many
skeletons were unearthed, also a quantity
of beads and trinkets. * v * ^
Defective Paae
in Warm WeatherOur Outing and Nor-
folk Suits in Cool Homespuas, Serges and
Flannels, , -
$10.00 to $20.00
Waistcoats in linen, duck, pique and flan-
nels, $1.50 to $5 the very best in style, fit,
and perfect tailoring. Straw fiatsevery
braid, every shape, 50c to $9.00.
CHILDREN'S WASH SUITS... .$1 fo $3.50
SATURDAY SPECIAL CWIdren'g all wool^two-plece
suitsCheviots, Cassimeres
and Tweeds. Regular $5.00 values, for $3.50.
. e
415 to 419 Nicollet Ave.
Some Damage in Town of Brands-
voidSpecimens Sent to State
Special to The Journal.
Fosston, Minn , June 5.The average
condition of the crops is very good. There
has been an average amount of flax sown
and as it was put in early the crop is
looking extremely well. Wheat is in a
thuving condition, except on some low
places, where the farmers seeded before
the ground was thoroly dried. The grain
has stooled well, and the weather has
been all that could be desired.
In the town of Brandsvold some anx
iety has been caused by the finding of a
worm that has been eating the grain be
low the surface. In order to set at rest
speculation as to whether the worms were
of a destructive specie, two healthy speci
mens were forwarded to the state ento
mologist at St. Anthony Park, who replied
as follows.
"B. S. Bennett, Fosston, Mmn.Dear
Sir: Your favor of the 28th and insects
duly received. The insects are young^ wire
worms, which will later turn into the so
called click beetles, belonging to the fam
ily elaterldae I t is unpracticabe to at
tack them when once thoroly established
in a field of wheat, and we roust resort to
a general farm practice to control their
depredations These beetles and the lar
vae are found abundant in sod, and where
sod land is used shortly after being turned
over the crop put therein is quite likely
to be infested with wire worms This is
particularly so if the crop is a wheat
"Proper farm practice then is the best
means at our disposal in this case. Fall
plowing continued for a number of years
will soon eradicate them and is the best
rcn.edy I know of. From what I have
seen, it is evident that planting a crop
in soil which has just been turned over
from the sod is to be avoided. An arti-
ffcMl 'fertilizer known as kimte of potash,
if stietMi over the ground at the rate of
l,oct bushels to the acre, is another ex
cellent preventive, but it must be used in
the proportion indicated to do any good
and must be applied when the ground is
bare I trust that this Information will
be of some service to you "
Iowa Fruit Damaged.
Special to The Journal.
Des Mcines, Iowa, June 4.The effects
of ihe cold weather and the rains in May
are now apparent in the reduced prospects
for a fruit crop in Iowa. Apples promise
73 per cent of a crop, pears 23, plums 29,
cherries 28. peaches 30 and grapes 69.
Tnese are much below the prospects May
1. Much of the fruit has fallen from the
trees because the coldeand wet weather.
1U J""" the
Z \ So fa i as smalolf fruits ar concerned, such
T *e ^f*"
0 " I as currants and berries, the outlook is
w f..
r f
fe "
e a
Loss on [Residence and a Slaughter
House at Stillwater.
d nAroe
Special to The Journal.
Washington, June .1Postmasters were ap
pointed -to-day as follows: MontanaBald Butte.
Lewis And Clark county, 'Ernest P. Moore. Wlk
conftlnPralrl* Farm, Batten cooatr, Fremont S.
j .^eeAajdw^
d . Strawberries are being ruined
b ^ 8oft ened by the rains.
Wheat Growth Phenomenal.
Special to The Journal.
Salem, S. D., June 5.Tbe small grain
crop Could not be in better condition.
Wheat has made a phenomenal growth
aad oats and barley are pushing hard
after it. Rye is heading out. Grass is in
prime condition. Corn Is ^oing weU, tho
a little backward because of the early
cold weather and rains which delayed
planting Some farmers are still running
the corn planter.
Illinois Central Report.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, Iowa, June 5 The report of
the Illinois1
Central railroad for the terri
tory between Cherokee and Sioux City
and Sioux Falls Is rather optimistic. The
report says* "Small grain is growing nice-
Bargain Tables
Twenty one Bargain Tables are distributed
throughout our big store. On them and In our
windows are displayed the following greater
Shoe Bargains. If you have any shoe needs It
will pay you well to supply them here tomorrow
Ladles' Shoes and
Small sizes of Ladies' Button AQs*
Shoes, valuS8.00 ^
Broken lots of Ladies* Lace -QRn
Shoes, value to $2.50. ^^
Ladies' nice up-to-date vie! C f Aft
Wd, lace 4M.*0
Ladies' $3.00 real Goodyear welt sole, bee.
patent tips, new styles, all Slm9S
Several sample lines of Ladies' Oxfords,
worth $1.75. in lot, all sixes. Oftc
Choice ^
Men's Shoes & Oxfords
j Men's $8.00 and $8.60 Tan Shoes and Ox
fords, many styles, all sizes. C f QQ
Choice eBJaJPO
Broken lines of Men's $2.60 C / fjl
^ shoes, good sizes VM.UO
Several styles of"Men's $2.00 / AQ
Shoes and Oxfords, at *f0
A large lot of Men's $8.00aad $8.60 vid
kid, patent leather and box calf shoes
and Oxfords, taken from our recent
HarShman purchase, at
Tennis Shoes
Canvas tops, rubber
soles for children,
misses and boys, AJ%r
Oxford styles ..**''
ly. except on low lands. About 80 per
cent of the corn is planted and some of
the fields on the high ground are being
cultivated. Low ground cannot be planted
th's year unless it stops raining soon. If
necessary, the low ground can be sown
with millet, buckwheat, etc. Ilay and
pastures are in fine condition. The aver
age rainfall was about two Inches."
Corn Weather Needed. t
Special to The Journal.
Moiris, Minn., June 5.Crop conditions
in Sttjvens county are all, that could be
desired with the possible exception of
warm weather for corn. AH the small
grains ars* growing finely and the mea
dows are coming on rapidly. There is
evtt jr indication of a larger crop than last
Getting Dry Again.
Special to The Journal.
Grand Forks, N D., June 5The ex
tremely warm weather of the past week
days lias increased the need of rain in
th's section. The crops are not yet suf
fering for moisture, however.
Four Arrests Hade and a Largo
Quantity of Liquor Seized
at Willmar. /
Special to The Journal.
Willmar, Minn , June 6.Three blind
pigs were raided here at 9 o'clock last
evening a large stocks of liquors were
found in each place. Tho liquors were
taken to the courthouse by the sheriff and
the piggers are having their preliminary
hearing this afternoon.
The men arrested were Ben 'Waterman,
Bud Miller, Isaac Emerson and Peter Lar
son. Larson acted in the capacity of bar
tender at one of the places In Water
man's place the raiders found 132 pint
bottles and 92 quarts of beer, 33 quarts
of malt arid 11 quarts of whisky, and at
Emerson's place a, cask and a barrel of
bottled beer and one bottle of whiskyi
Bud Miller's place, contained 16 cases of
beer, 6 quart and 5 dozen pint bottle* of
beer, 3% barrels and a 10-gallon keg of
rye whisky. Other liquors in small quan
tities were also found. Miller's place was
run on the lock and key plan and Water
man's on the wide-open policy
The raids were made by Chief of Po
lice Bonde, Night Patrolman Stephens,
Sheriff Lundquist and William Johnson
and assistants
Miller and Waterman are under indict
ment to appear before the district court
on other charges of illegal liquor sales.
The town has been dry for two years and
the raids on these pigs has caused much
Mrs. Ben Olson of Marshalltown Put a
Can of Kerosene on a
Hot Stove.
Special to The Journal.
Marshalltown, Iowa, June 5Mrs Ben
01son set a kerosene can on a hot stove
and returned to the room just as an explo
sion occurred. She was probably fatauy
injured. Her husband and child were also
badly hurt.
Dea MOUIM, Iowa, Jnne 5 The annual meet
ing of tho National Holiness Association opened
in this city to-day. Erangellata Harris of Loa
Angeles, A. Jacobs and wife to Chicago and J.
W Elder of Emporia. Kan , are among those on
the ground.
Richmond. VaUnited States Senator Daniel
was to-day declared the nominee of tbe demo
cratic party as his own successor for the United
States senate. Senator Daniel is now serring
'his third term in the senate.
Girls' Shoes, Slippers *
Child's $L26 nice vid Idd. laeau,
sizes 8VatoU, pair
Misses* and child's tan strap Slip
pers and Oxford Ties, value $1....
Misses* and child's patent leather aad res!
and black kid Slippers, with one strap Or
the new style 8-bar straps at about one
third below regular prices, as follows:
Sizes2tp5.49 sisea6to'8, 69c sizes8
toll.Tftv sizes 11to2. 9cand Q&^
ladies* sizes 2V4 to 6 -*
t '
Ladies* pearl gray Canvas 7J%r
Oxfords '^
Child's and misses' Oxford Ties, in QSg
vici kid with patent tips, all sizes-
Little Gents' Shoes and
Oxfords ' C?
Many styles of utile men's Shoes and Ox
fords, sizes 9 to 18*4. value to QAr
$1.69, at *
Boys Shoes and Oxfords
Many styles of boys* shoes and Oxfords, m
vici Hd, patent leather and box 01 gS
--,, calf, values reallyto$2, at pair
Cool Canvas Shoes
For youths 69c, for boys 79c, for 91 AH
men, 98c $L12. $1.25 and. JM.'SO
* '
77 *
, tfbrds. all sizes, 2Sf
^^Saturdsy ^
^Youths' $L85 Bike
-SShoes. sizes 11
-Child's white kid Strap
.-Slippers, sizes 2Qc

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