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No. 15,684. WASHINGTON, D. C0, TUESDAY, JTUNE-, 2, 1903-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS.
TH EVENING STAR. PUnruISmH DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. usnm "I. e Ah str"sad Tensanaai. Aims. The Ewhig star Nwspaper GOmpamy. . N. EAUIFFANN, Prs1 t. Smr Tab 011n: Tribens Buildiag. Chicage 02.: Triame BOAg The e1"tag Star is serTed to subscribers in the etty b carrters, on their own account, at 10 cents pet, week, or 44 cents per month. Copies at the P fnter. 2 rents each. By mali-anywhere in the U. 1. Or Canada-postage prepaid -50 cents per Uath. laturday star. 32 pages, $1 pea year; with foa eign pestage added. 3.60. (nntefrd at the Poet Office at Washington, D. C,. as sreead-class mail matter.) 7AII manl subscriptions most be paid in advane, Ratese t advertising made known on applicatioN. ONE HUNDRED KILLED Surely That Number, Perhaps More, at Gainesville. RAISING RELIEF FUND TORNADO DESTROYED TWO HUN DRED HOUSE& Secretary of War Appealed to for Tents to Shelter Homeless-Cloth ing is Needed. GAINESVILLE. Ga., June 2.-Today at Mtoon a conservative estimate of the killed in yesterday's tornado is 100, the Injured 20. many of them fatally. The property loss is estimated at $t10),000. ,A committee was appointed at a mass meeting to bury the victims. The entire city will suspend business for the next twenty-four hours. Preparing the Dead. The dead have been prepared for burial and graves are being made. The city pastors have been requested to act as a committee to see that every per son has a suitable funeral. There will be 1() funerals here within the iext twenty-four hours, if caskets can be secured. Thirty days' rations for 1,00K persons were also requested from Secretary Root. Probably one thousand persons are home less. 200 Houses Destroyed. Two hundred houses. besides the Gaines Ville cotton mills, were destroyed by the storm. aggregating a property loss of $80l,000. Last night brought increased misery to the tornado sufferers, for a steady rain set in late in the afternoon, attended by bitter cold weather. The town was in total darkness all night and the streets were filled with debris. Doctors Worked All Night. All night long physicians pushed thni: way through the wreckage, guided to the suffering victims by groans of agony. Here and there a fallen tree would block the way or a wrecked house would stop progress. Doctors and volunteers waded through mud and water knee deep. Raising Belief Fund. A mass meeting was held this morning at which $5,40) was subscribed to a relief fund. A message has been sent to the Secretary of War asking for tents to shelter the homeless and an appeal for aid is made to the public. The main need of the sufferers now is clothing and tents. Gov. Morrell has or dered fifty tents to Gainesville from At hanta. DID ITS WORK QUICKLY. Within Five Minutes the Sun Shone Upon a Hundred Corpses. The IEvening Star yesterday printed the biare announcement that a cyclone had struck Gainesville. Ga.. demolishing a cot ton miii and killing from fifty to seventy five persons. No details had been received up to the hour of going to press. Later re pcrts served to augment the number of deaths. The tornado struck Gainesville out of a clear sky. The death-dealing storm appeared suddenly a little before 1 ('clock, and with in two minutes it had killed nearly a hun dred persons, torn two stories from the five-tioor tbrick factory of the Gainesville cotton mills, demolished almost two hun dred cottages, razed two brick stores to the ground and blown down innumerable out buildings. Bly what appears to be a miracle, the tor nados fury was confined to the outskirts of the c'ity,. the main business and residence portion not being touched. Torrents of rain accompanied the wind. but within five mini utes after its first onslaught the sun was shining upon a scene of fearful desolation. The list of the dead is confined mainly to operatives of the Gainesville cotton mills and the Pacolet cotton mills and two-thirds of them were women and children. Did Its Appalling Work Quickly. The tornado did its appalling work in such an incredibly short time that it is difficult to obtain a coherent description of its character. It appears to have swept down from the southwest, striking the Gainesville mills with a roar like the report of artillery. After lifting two stories from this struc ture it swept on to the northward, leaving a trail of destruction along Summit street. which is inhabited almost exclusively by negroes. Nearly a hundred cottages of colored pea sons on this street were leveled to the ground. but by a fortunate circumstance the tenants were all absent. having left the city in the morning to take part in a negro picnic. The furious wind next descended on the plant of the Pacolet cotton mills at New Ilolliand. two miles from the Southern sta tion This is one of the largest cotton mills In the south, empjloyinag more than six hun dred hands. The storm spared the Pacolet factory, but entirely demolished a hundred of its cat tages standing near by and tenanted by its operatives. H-ere the fatalities were greatest, upward of thirty-five persons being buried mn thme ruins of the cottages. Bodies Blown Hundreds of Yards. Bodies were blown hundreds of yards and many of them when picked up bore no sem blance to humanity. The trunk of one young boy was found with the head de capitated as if by the guillotine. From New liolland the tornado swept on ward to the east in the direction of White Sulphur, a town of about one hundred per eons. The extent of its destruction there cannot now be definitely told, but reports so far received indicate considerable loss of life. The bodies of most of the dead in the two cotton mills were fearfully torn and man gled. The skulls of many of theit were crushed and the limbs broken. Somne were torn a nd -erushed about the abdomnen with the viscera visibly protruding. The local pmaysiciajms who gave rat aid to the injured say the sights were horrf'obe beyond description. The death list in expected to be of smuch greater magnitude, as nearly thirty are be lieved to be hurt beyond hope of recovery. Surgeons From Atlanta. Gainesville has only twelve local physi clans and their services were found to be entirely inadequate to the situation. Sur geons came from Atlanta and several other points. At a meeting last night of physicians, newspaper men and citizens of Gainesville a relief committee was formed with James R. Gray of Atlanta as chairman. Supplies will be rushed into the stricken city as rap idly as possible. Gainesville feels able to take care of tt.e immediate needs of the suffering, but un I supplies are received much distress IS Sike y to result. as the families visited by death and mutilation were almost without exception dependent upon their daily labor for support. The property loss, it is now estimated, will reach about 300).. TELEGRAMS UNANSWERED. The Whereabouts of Pension Commis sioner Ware Not Known. No word has yet been received in this city from Mr. Eugene F. Ware, commissioner of pensions, who left here last week to attend a session of the supreme court of the state of Kansas at Topeka and is believed to have been cut off from communication by the flood and rain. Mrs. Ware has tele graphed to her husband several times since the reports of the disasters in Topeka and elsewhere have been received, but no word has yet been received from Mr. Ware. Mrs Ware says that she is not alarmed for the safety of her husband, however, as she feels assured that he Is alive and well, but she believes he must be cut off from com munication. No word had been received at the pension bureau of the commissioner's whereabouts. Mr. Ware's daughter has gone to Detroit, Mich., to spend a few days with friends. Some little comment was created by her departure owing to a statement that she had gone to Kansas to see what had be come of her father. Miss Ware's visit to Detroit was planned some time before the commissioner left the city, and her de parture can have no connection with his failure to answer telegrams sent to him. CLERICAL CHANGES. Appointments and Promotions in the Interior Department. The following changes have been made in the Department of the Interior: Office of the Secretary-Reinstatement: Isaac B. Vail of New Hampshire, watch man at $720. Resignation: Miss Marion E. Weaver of Illinois, clerk at $1,200. Promo tions: Mrs. Anna C. Gilbert of Tennessee, clerk at $1,000 to $1,2,)i; William Osborn of the District of Columbia, copyist at $'J00 to clerk at $1.000. Patert office-Appointment: Miss Celia E. Newland of Illinois, copyist at $720. Reig nation: Louis M. Sanders of Michigan, sec ond assistant examiner at $1,C00. Indian office-Resignation: Mrs. Fanny L. Goodale of Mississippi. clerk at $1,2 )0. Pension office-Promotions: Miss Emily A. Ward of Mississippi, clerk at $1,2,Y) to $1,44m); John Grinstead of Iowa, clerk at $1,000 to $1,200; Harold E. Bowman of Cali fornia. Benjamin E. Smith of Kentucky, George Grindley of Louisiana, George C Woodruff of Alab'ama, Frederick B. Foote of Michigan. Arthur T. Randall of Illinois, Thomas P. Maitland. of California and Ar thur Jordan of California, copyists at '00 to clerks at $l.000; John B. Beadle of the District of Columbia. assistant messenger at $7Z) to messenger at $840. General land ofllce-Appointment: George D. D. Kirkpatrick of Pennsylvania, copyist at $000. TREASURY CHA GES. Official Announcement of Appoint. ments and Promotions. The following changes in the classified service of the Treasury Department are an nounced: Appointments on certification by the civil service commission: Secretary's offlice-William Dorham, North Carolina, $(W0 per annum; Hugh Smith, New Jersey, $720 per annum; Henry B. Melts, Missouri, $460 per annum. Bureau of immigration-David F. Cross land, Georgia, $10) per annum. Coast and geodetic survey-John M. Cole man, California, $110 per month; James D. Morrison, California, $1(X per annum; John W. Maupin, District of Columbia, $720 per annum. Office of auditor for State and other de partments-Eva A, Condon, Minnesota, $W140 per annum. Office of the treasurer of the United States--Walter A. Broyles, Illinois, $W)0 per annum; William D. Beatty, Louisiana, $700 er annum. Office of auditor for Post Office Depart ment-James A. Porter, Louisiana, $600 per annum. Office of Auditor for the Interior Depart ment-James F. Armstrong, Alabama, SCO)4 per annum. Reinstatements-Daniel Carson. Maryland. 720 per annum. Secretary's office; Edward Talbott, Maryland, $720 per annum, Secre tary's office. Appointments by transfer from other de partments-aJohn H. Sunday, Pennsylvania, $721) per annum, treasurer's office, by trans fer from Navy Department. Promotions: Secretary's office-George F. Robinson, Michigan, $60) to $724) per annum; Willim A. Easterday, -Kansas, $664) to $724) per annum. Office of treasurer. U. S.-James H. Slee. Massachusetts, $900 to $1,000 per annum; George L. Chandler, Florida. $840 to $901 per annum; Ora E. Patterson, Illinois, $701 to $840 per annum; Miss Grace M. Taylor. Virginia, $720 to $900 per annum; Miss Catharine Lynch, District of Columbia $6610 to $720 per annum; Clarence E. Cor win, New York, $900 to $1.000) per annum; LeRoy Willetts. Michigan. $700 to $900 per annum: Miss May F. Daw, District of Co lumbia. $6440 to $00 per annum; Miss Eula L. Ross. District of Columbia, $600 to $00J per annum; L. George Asbur-y, Louisiana, $609 to $700 per annum. Office of auditor for State and other de partments-George Fulcher, Texas, $660 to $150 per annum. Bureau of statistics-Rudolph Hilker, Texas. $900 to $1,000 per annum. Office of controller of the currency-WIll. am V. Price. New York, $1,200 to $1,400 per annum; George R. Whitney, Vermont, $1,000 to $1.200) per annum; Bruce E. Hutch inon, Illinois. $900 to $1,000 per annum. Office of auditor for the War Department -Frederick H. Austin, Missouri, $1,200 to $1,404) per annum; Miss A. W. Koihoss. Maryland..$1,000 to $1.200 per annum. DE!NIES8 LI ALIT TY. The Governor of Colorado on Radcliffe'i Claim. The State Department has received from the governor of Colorado a letter in an swer to one of inquiry respecting the claim of the British government for- indemnit3 for the destruction by mob violence of the fih hatchery and other property' of the Englishman. Radcliffe. The - governor, as foreshadowed in the Denver dispatches sev eral days ago, denies liability- on the part of the state for Radcliffe's lonses, so the State Department is at the end of its re sources in this matter, nulem Consgrees at the nest sesion provide. for the pagnment of the indemnity. This is only one of a number of, eas that has impressed the administration with the belief that the country is threatened with the gravest international. complica ticns growing out of mob violence against aliens, unless the national government is authorized to protect them. Congress will again be asked at the next session to legis late accordingly. WILL NOT GO TO BREXERTON. Naval Vessels* to Be Repaired at the Mare Island Yard. After prolonged consideration of the sub ject. Acting Secretary Darling has issued orders that the cruisers New York, Boston, Marblehead and Bennington of the Pacific station shall receive all the repairs they require at the Mare Island navy yard, thus abandoning the orignal plans for the ves sels to go to the navy yard at Bremerton for repairs. This action was taken because of the failure of the authorities at Bremer ton to take satisfactory steps for the re moval of the saloops and gambling houses near the entrance to the navy yard. mARINE CORPS COMMANDANT. Speculation Regarding the Successor of Gen. Heywood. It is probable that the President will be asked to extend the same recognition to officers of the Marine Corps who rendered good service to their country during the war of the rebellion that is now extended by law and practice to the officers of the regular army and navy who took part in that great struggle. The opportun!ty will come with the statutory retirement of Major General Charles Heywood, com manding the Marina Corps, in October next. The suggestion is that the vacancy thus cteated be util!zed for the promotion and immediate retirement of several colonels of the corps who tool: part In the civil war. Among those eligible for such pr-eferment, i: the discretion of the Chief Executive. are Colonels James Forney, P. C. Pope. R. L. Meade. H. C. Cochrane, F. T1. H-r rington and George C. Reid. adjutant and inspector. It is possible that the President may se lect one of the offic-rs named to retain the office of major general and comm:indant, but if that is not done and all are ad vanced and retired, the chances are sAid to favor the selection of Colonel George F. Elliott as. the successor of General Hey wood, with Colonel Frank L. Denny. quar termaster as second choice. MANY CONGRATULATIONS: New Quartermastcr General Receives Numerous Letters and Telegrar 3. Quartermaster Ceneral Humph-rey had a large numbcr of callers at the War Lep-lrt ment today and was also the recipient of a number of congratulatory lette:s and tele grams. His desk was' ornrcned' by a beautiful bouquet of iotcs. Capt. A. W. Butt, quartermaster, who ac:ompanied Gen. Humphrey fro~a MAnila, has teen a signed a desk in h's off'ec. It is nojt known whether the ass:gn-nent :s per.nui.ent or temporary. Gen. Humlhrey ls a high cs timate of Capt. But's ability anl useful ness but does not desire to act in the mat ter ont: ry to the y..ung oaher s w :hes. As the case stands 1-e will be sttcnel i:1 Washington If he so desires, but not other wise. Gen. Humphrey sid that everything was new to him in tlhe office just It present and he was hardly settled et, but so far as le had given the matter ny attention it was not likely that :e would feel impelled to make any changes in the p0.cy or pers .n nel of the of~c. A ffair4 we e i i nn rg a ong very smoothly, -nd thete d'd not appear to be any occ ,sion for any irnr.eslia te el.anges. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. Will Remove Into Its New Building . Tomorrow or Next Day. The Department of Commerce will tomor row or Thursday move into its new build ing, on 14th street above Pefnsylvania avenue. The work of moving the office of Secretary Cortelyou into the new 1buildlng will not take more than a few d.ays at the most. The amount of records and furnish ings connected with the office of the Sec retary is not great. The new buildiag vwil not accommodate more than about half the force that will be transferred to the new department July 1. PATENTS ISSUED. Nearly 700 Granted to Inventors Dur . ing the Past Week. There were 696 patents granted by the patent office during the past week, accord ing to the statement issued today in the regular issue of the Patent Office Gazette. Of this number 606 of the patents were granted to citizens of the United States and ninety to residents of foreign -coun tries. Of the number granted to Amrl cans citizens of New York received the largest portion. 102, and citizens of Penn sylvania came next with 66E. There were 6l patents granted to citizens of the District of Columbia, as follews: Charles A. Hart mann, tomporary binder; Edward A. Herr, combined coHa~r button and necktie fast ener; Joseph H. Milans, friction holding de vise fcr spring actuated shades; Williarrty. Parker. bicycle trailer package carrier; Henry W. Schlosser, storm apron or cur tain for wagons; Johan A. Svensson, bed plate motion for printing presses. Of the patents granted to residents of foreign countries citizens of Germany re ceived 33, the highest number. England came next with 23. and France next with 15; Canada. 13: Scotland, 5; Sweden, 2; Belgium. 3; Austria-Hungary, Bolivia, Detn mark, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and Vic toria, 1 each. Gen. McCook's Condition. Adjt. Gen. Corbin this morning received a telegram from Maj. C. B. Baker, quar termaster, dated at Dayton, Ohio, saying that Maj. Gen. A. McD. McCook has been dangerously ill at Dayton since Saturday and that his condition is apparently unii proved. All the immediate family are in attendance. Gen. Weston Better. Acting Commissary General Alexander received a telephone message from Johas Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, at 10 o'clock this morning to the effect that Gen. Weston rested well last night and was certainly improved this morning. Movements of Naval Vessels. The monitor Arkansas arrived at Friar's Point, Miss., this morning having escaped all danger of being tied up in the Missis aippi. The torpedo boat destroyers Dale, Chaun cey, Barry an$ Bainbridge arrived at An napolis. SThe gunboat Annapolis has sailed from Cavite for Cheefoo, and the Villalobos has left Hong Kong for Kow ltamg Personal Mentin Mr. Frank P. Weller of'at Washington has returned from Hot Blrings; Ark-, great ly improved in health. Rev. Dr. Sterrett baa gome to CambridgeI to att the~ -om-ttemet .is~ wreek nd expects to be orddined uest a~ WORST OF UL0 OVER Improvement in Sisudtion at Kansas City. RIVERS ARE RECEDING DANGER OF FAMINE BELIEVED $10,000,000 and $25,000,00 TO HAVE PASSED. Damage Estimated Anywhere Between Buildings Crumbling. KANSAS CITY, Mo.. June 2.-There is deci, d improvement in .the situation this morning, and there is a general feeling that Kansas City has seen the worst of the flood. Unofficial weather gauges in the Union depot showed a fall of about six inches during the night, and the official report is stationary, the water being thirty-five feet at 6 a.m. Danger of Famine Has Passed. The danger of a famine has passed and the railroads are coniident that they will be able to bring In ample supplies from this time on. The'stock of meats in the packing houses, most of which can be taken out int boats, proves to be greater than at'lirst supposed, and there is no doubt that there is suf ficient meat to sustain the city for a week, even if nothing is brought in from outside. There is a greater scarcity of food in Kansas City, Kan., but with the opening of the electric line from Leivenworth it is thought that there will be no dirtress of an acute description. Getting Back to Normal. Superintendent Goodwin of the water works department announced this morning that lie believed the water supply would be in a measure restored by nightfal. He has placed a pur.l, ;r.d boiler in the center of Allen street. and Is running a supply pipe into a twi-nty-Inch main lead ing to the Holly street reservoir. This, he says, he c.:n ill ty-night, giving the city better protcetion agaiast tire and providing water for sanitary.Vurposes. 'A! the cable car line.; have resumed and are running as usu ll. The rower 1:lont of t.e electric lines is under wat(r , :nd these roads will not be aL:!e to rui till th2 water utrside.= First Xail From the Went. The first miios frotn 'he west hawe came in. one late hist night and another from Wichitia this moerning. Nothtng has come iet from tLe lloode!d dcrct nround To ljehl and Lawrence, and It, I,. not likoly that any will arr ive for several days :fter the watEi About two c-trioids of sq'cond. third ard fuu*h-clas' mjil nat&r have been :osz in the freight yatds. The water is now about five feet above the bottoins of the mail cars and runnirg strongly. It may Le possible to d:-y out mail after its recovery, Lut at Presenit Superintendent Trift of the railwiay service classes tat mail among thje lost rticles. ]Damage Way Up in Millions. The financial damage Is estimated by prominent business men at anywhere be tween $10.00,0 and i, In this city alone, but there is no method of determin ing this with any accuracy. One man's guess is as good as another's. The great danger now is the crumbling of brick buildings. and this has begun in some quarters where old Luildings are. standing. Here and there the corner of a brick structure has gone down, but there has been no general collapse as ydt of any large building. All through the freight yards numbers of cars are being loosened from theii' trucks and are floating down streim. When swept along b'y the current they make a high-class battering ram,. and the front of any buildi.ng that receives many shocks from them is bound to suffer ma terial damage. Still Without Gas. The gas company has announced that it hoped to restore the supply of gas during the day, but it failed this morning to make good its prcrisc to supply sufficient gas for cooking purposes. Nine-tenths of the Kansas City house holds use gas for cooking, and the result was that the great majority of breakfasts were cold. The gas company hopes for bet ter luck by night. A mild type of martial law was In force las~t night. Soldiers were stationed all over the business part'of the city, and while no attempt was made to keep people off the streets, anybody walking abroad after mid night was compelled to give ant account of himself. - Kaw River Failing. At 9 o'clock this morning the Kaw river was falling slowly but steadily. All through the wholesale district the buildings showed evidence of the decline, and watchmen In the freight houses who had rigged up water gauges of their own declared that the fall since daylight was about six inches. Unofficial reports indiceste that the de cline is about one-half lncb'pea hour. This morning It was annunc& by the police engaged In relief work In the east bottoms that all the peren~a who 4mad been Imprisoned in houses In taal distict had been rescued, and that therer was no chance of any further loss of life. The story yesterday . of fity Belgians drowned In the east bottoms astdday found to be untrue. One brick house, two stores Mgh, has fallen down, and about half-. doma frame cottages have been washead fa~m their foundations. With these exeptions all the buildings in the east bottoms are un injured.. DIFFICULTY IN WmRN ZEW. Several Days Before telegrap~ Facili ties Will Be KANSAS CITY, Mo, - n2 .--he, nost important means or comnimthun in the flooded district for severi days 'has been the telegraph and longjit~stanee @lephone, and the telephone and teregraph W'ires, in cludIng the railroad wirep, have blien taxed to the~r utmost Capacity, wW'ng to the .loss of hundreds of wires, oables under the river and main batteies. To Illustrate the d1u11 ty nge which the news report hats b~n aee from the flood districL, .tia #e2 fro lawence, Topeka ad otherI~aia eieir been sent out -by way oe Deny. aa eU~fb thence -beky fa 'the esut a~ et the time the only otlet troi ei~n., wasn by way of Sana~tO IN DIS full te'legraph and telephone facilities are restored. To moet any possible emergency or in er ference with its source of pow-r at Kansis City during the flood in that c'ty and vi cinity, the Potal Telegraph Cable Company sent from Chicago one of its portable quad ruple outfits. This outfit is one of the most modern an I complete of its kind, and Includes every thing necessary in oper-'ting a multiplex apparatus of the latest and most improved type. A kei-ospne engine operates a generator that suppl'es current to a nu-.br of motor generators. which, together, are of suffi cient c.tpacity to supply current for the operation of ten or more quadruprex cir cuits. In Portable Form. The instruments needed in the operation of such c'rcuits are included In the outfit as are also blanks for the business. and even chirs for the operatols. All W:ring local and main l'ne canec lions, etc. are perminently made within the eainet which contpins the outfit, so that th- whob in in re iUty a modern tele graph office arranged in portable form. A,, al the bridgc- h:tve gone 'out. carry ng with them tle cables, Kaasis City is' praetlc-illy isolated from direct north and western connectio's. As soon as the w iter subsides enough to permit it, the portaLle outfit will be sat up on the west side-of the river. and com-' munication estahiicied with the west. Th will give Kuns is City practcally Its full telegraph facilities long before the new cables are strung and the regular connec tL!ons made. AID FOR FLOOD SUFFERERS. Commercial Club ef Topeka Votes to Issue an Appeal. TOPEKA, Kan., June 2.-The -Commer cial Club at noon today voted to ask for outside aid for the sufferers. Yesterday the club voted that no aid from outside would be accepted, but the distress of the people today is so great that the community cannot provide for all, and so the charity of the country is appeal-ed to. This action was taken after an address by Governor Bailey. who has just returned to the city from Mound City, where he his been water bound since last Thursday. The governor pointed out to the club the necessities of the suffering people and the inability of the community to provide prop erly for them and relieve their wants, and said that, while he wanted to work in har mony with the townspeople and its char itable organizations, he saw his duty clearly and he would this afternoon issue a procla mation calling upon the charitable people i of the country to send aid in the form of money. River Fell During Night. The flood situation here today is mate rially better. The Kansas. river fell dur Ing the night at the rate of an inch an hour. - All those marooned in trees and flooded houses have now been removed to places of safety. At the Sardou bridge alone more than 200 Were landed last night. The previous estimate of twenty dead Is still adhered to. Many reported missing are showing up, but it will only be possible to give the actual loss of life when the water has actually receded. It Is believed that several persons were drowned and that their bodies have floated away. The work of relief went on through the night and has been systematized. Disease Epidemic Feared. The. greatest fear now in Topeka is an epidemic of diseases. At relief depots, where refugees are' huddled together, sev eral persons -suffering with contagious dis eases wesre removed to the hospitals: s rapidly as possible. -- The absence of good drinking water is another disease breeder. Money is the, thing-most needed now, and citizens are contributing nobly. It is estimated by many that the work of relief and rehabilitation will require $100,000. Topeka is powerless to raise that amount of money without crippling itself seriously. DANGER LINE P ASSEDs. Fearful Damage Ffom Flood is Expect pected at St. Louis. ST. LOUIS, June 2.-The Missisippi' has risen to thirty feet, the danger line at St. Louis, and continues to rise' at the rate of more than two feet a day;.' Indications are that the thirty-four foot stage at St. Louis, predicted by the signal service bureau, will be -exceeded. A thirty four foot stage at St. Louis means Immense loss. Already tens of thousands -of acres of land on the Missouri and Illinois sides, north of .here, are under water. Sweeping from above with the added Im petus of dozenis of swollen tributaries, the Mississippi has leaped from Its accustomed channel until Its spread embraces all the lowlands contiguous to its banks. Hourly !t reacie~s further'. In a half-dozen.plaes between Alton ad St. Louis the river wtih its lagoogg and bayons is from five to seven msites wide. Crpst Not Yet Ue.d mi~r Tb e 'crest of' t~ie I~~eyet Il NS TRESS. Join, Is the most threatened district north of St. Louis. Missouri Point is a populous, fertile, farm Ing country of at least 50,00k) acres. If the rIvers -unite across the point, as they threaten to do, the loss to crops will be enormous. Already hundreds of families are moving to higher ground. At St. Charles, Mo., a few miles west on the Misouri river, the water, has spread out over three miles of country. BIG D3A BUESTS. Whtole Family Drowned and Buildings Carried Away by Torrents. ST. PAUL, Minn., June 2.-The Minnesota reservoir is on a rampage, caused by- the bursting of the dam at Big Stone lake,, near the source of the reservoir. One mile this side of Henderson, Minn., the stream Is a mile and a halt In width, and at Henderson bridge, where at normal stage the water flows thirty feet beneath, the angry waves are now laving the plank Ing of the roadway. The members of an unknown family re cently arrived from Oklahoma are all drowned and their house has been carried down Into the Mississippi. Farm buildings near the river and the bridges have been dainaged and the loss to crops will be heavy. BIVEB TWO TO FIVE IT2RLB WIDE. Crops Completely- Destroyed for at Least a Hundred Xiles. EINrCOLN CENTER, Kan., June 2.-'rhe' Saline river Is from two to five miles in width, and crops in this valley are com pletely destroyed for a distance of at least ItK) miles. In Lincoln county alone the loss -may ex ceed a million dollars. Lindoln 'Center is submerged, and It was only with the great est difficulty the residents were rescued. R-iver Falling at Lawrence. LAWRENCE, _ Kan, June 2.-The riv-er here is still falling. .No loss of life is re ported and no serious suffering Is being experienced by the homeless. It is believed t thaten e flooded dis trict will have been removed to places of safety before nightfall. SITUATION APPALLIG. River Six and Eight piles Wide at Keokuk, Iowa. DES MOINES, Iowa, June 2.-It is near the mouth of the river at Keokuf that con ditions are the worst today. The situation is appalling. The river Is six and eight miles wide in places and in every direction may be seen refugees on roofs of houses and ir trees shouting for help that seems impossible.. At Bentonsport, Farmington and Bona parte great damage had been wrought by the flood and half the tons are under water. : I i IMZm It practically has been determined that there will be no extra session of the legis lature. Governor Cummins is satised that he stangsuppe the aees ofth feet subeet tanryaovicis e norroing heplnk ang ofv the netoesaodowheleisatr The miemberrtory a unnws faodd pre cently arriad ftro.me Okaom wome all have andousir athue har thee aredt godownt thea wandredi verthepudd tFeets toligsa the vehrc had te Aid cros will besthey. the o Leost avnrthe. Adjutn GenER , Corbin Jus onn r~e Saeined rielram from two. to W.v msinr plt desatryed atForta disanewoft lan., Kansa Liol co.-yaoe h os a x "Tceed ,"mllo doas. CLnloinCer iws sumertie, andlIev wn wit the get esutr ificut the rsidts wee reud.si tut iovfod FAline atppn La trenere (eaenworstill faing cntaonto losomie e pts deand. To serompansufngsiner and.riencedon tane irele ies tsb set ist believe theyl ighte fofe is-a tratwilnce enrmoe.t"paeso sAdjtn beoenieralLih tOaa e. Rhas noied Warh Departent Wideath tc omadin ofterier at Fok teavenot dhias re atheorsd todsend eieersian spononalin The Larec or sixcntyght thes wie in plesnt.. vrydreto mayte seengefungtee onee rostofhouse and ine stinga forning.ha sem imosbe.ete ueuha sudtef Ato en nspral r rmlein:nad oa *rerea amaea been rottghet byth thood ainhl thnewtnoWn morendTe MItsr practicall ha een deotere t thenr atlben exitr-ae setssio the leis laure. t oiaa us bst ece bc angplyer nee of thaet.flod 000fee. En reseh nts ad Pture.wada When a newspaper goes into the homes it has ad vertising value. The Star is delivered by carrier to 92%% of the occupied homes of Washington. HANNA MEN ARE MAD Anxious to Take aFall Outof - Senator Foraker. CHIPS ON SHOULDERS REALE LATTER HAS BETTER O CONDITIONS, Retaliation is the Slogan at Columbus -Sharp Contest Between Fac tions Looked For. Speetal From a Stafr Correspondent. COLUMBUS. Ohio.. June 2.-The main idea In the front mind of the Hanna men in attendance upon the republican state convention is. "How can we take a fall out of Senator Foraker." The followers of Senator Hanna. as dis tinguished from the Foraker fac-ion, are mad plumb through and through over the apparent victory of Senator Foraker in the Roosevelt indorsement incident. "Why, hang it all," as one of them said this afternoon, "we don't mind indoraing the President. We would be glad to do .t. but, great guns, we don't want to be dragged up to indorsement by the s'.ruff of the neck, and by Foraker." Realize They're Helpless. But the Hanna men realize they are help less. The senator himself has counseled in dorsement. They know that when "the old man" said to pass the indorsement resolution he would make a good job of it, and that it is to be passed,- and in no uncertain language. That Is settled, as they understand it. Senator Hanna is to take his medicine 11e a man, and expects all his friends to do it. Some of the rash ones wanted to keep Senator Foraker from being made perma nent chairman of the convention, but Sena tor Hanna told them that would be child ish, and they dropped the idea. Ready to Retaliate. Then they began to look over the slate to see if there were any of Senator For aker's friends slated for nomination who could be switched. Warren G. Harding of Marion has been put forward as a candidate for lieutenant governor. He Was recommended by Geo. B. Cox. the Cincinnati boss. Mr. Harding was spotted as a friend of Foraker's also because his affliiations have been with the Foraker people. Then the Hanna men suddenly discovered there was no old soldier on the ticket. That was declared to be an unfortunate onission to be immediately corrected, and they thought the old soldier should have second Dlace. Boothman Taken Up by Han-a Gen. Boothman. a hero of many battles of the civil war. in one of which he lost a leg, was taken up by the Hanna men. * Tonight Senator Hanna. Senator Foraker and George B. Cox will discuss the nz cessity of having an old soldier on the ticket. The Foraker faction are aware of the hostility of the Hanna folk, and are not unwilling tor a fight. In fact, they are very cocky and are going about with chips on their shoulders.. They think this Is a good time to start the shindy, if there has to be one, and do not underestimate the importance of the prestige their leader holds from his asso ciation with the Roosevelt indorsement* in cident. Sharp Contest Between Factions. Conditions are ripe for a sharp contest between the factionh in the convention if a serious issue is raised. The two senators are smilling and bland, but the surface conditons are deceptive. Senator Hanna feels very bitter over the Roosevelt matter and holds his colleague absolutely responsible for forcing him to make the public declaration of indorsement at a time when he was violently opposed to it. Senator- Foraker, for his part, feels that he dissipated a situation which a long as It ex.sted was a menace to the interests of President Roosevelt, In his opinion. The lines between the two factions are so sharply drawn as to be visible to the most causual observer. Boosevelt Not a Party to Feud. But it must be distinctly understood that President Roosevelt Is not a party to the feud. The most pronounced Hanna men accept President Roosevelt as inevitable and he Is only mentioned in the sqzuabble as furnish ing the occasion for Senator Foraker's vic tory over Senator Hanna. Representative Charles Dick arrived this morning with the platform In his inside pocket. The platform will deal with all national issues and set the pace for the national platform next year. The tariff will be handled and will "stand pat" in strong terms. N. 0. N. INSURGENTS CAPTURE TOWN. Communication Between Yun-Nan-Pm and Tonquin Cut Of. HONGKONG, June 2.-The French Cnnmes reports that the insurgents in Yun-naa province have captured the towns of Che ping-chau and Homi'nau. Communication between Yun-nan-fu and Tonquin is cut. R.&U AND SKITH HANrGED. Xurdered Captain and Six Kembers of tromica'a Crew. LIVERPOOL. June 2.-Gustave Rau, a German. and William Smith, an American, seamen of the British bark Veronies, from Ship Island, Miss.. -who were convicted et murdering Capt. Shaw and sia other am bet's of the- Veronica's crew, were hmawsd bere shiUtanouly today. Rama pretensd his innocsnde on the seasoas.