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RIVER WATERS POUR INTO THE STREETS OF KANSAS CITIES
AND THOUSANDS ARE MADE HOMELESS BY RUINING FLOOD FINANCIAL CRASH FINALLY OVERTAKES COPPER KING COMPANY AND THREATENS A LOCAL BANK AND TITLED BRITISHER WITH SERIOUS LOSSES THE floods now ruin ing property and men acing the lives of thousands of persons in Kansas and over a consid erable area near that State arc of such extraordinary volume that every effort made to protect cities and towns has proved futile. A number of lives have been lost and the damage is tre mendous. North Topeka is suffering most severely. The city is surrounded by zvater and it has flooded all the streets. The people are departing hastily to save their lives. General Beyes Vindicated. CITY OF MEXICO. May ».— The Cham ber of Deputies after hearing of the Im peachment proceedings against General Bernard Reyes, Governor of the state of Nuevo Leone, by a unanimous vote dis missed the proceedings, and' General Reyes was fully vindicated That the proceedings inaugurated yesterday will eventually reveal a gigantic swindle. In which the Crocker-Woolworth National Bank and a host W Eng lish stockholders are. made to suffer financially, Is generally expected, as well as some sensational revelations concerning the peculiar business methods of A week ago Alan C. Mcllvaine,. an attorney from Chicago, arrived in the city and registered at the Palace. A few hours later J. C. Hately of London affixed his signature on the hotel register. It soon developed that these gentlemen were here In a common cause, namely, as representatives of Sir Christopher Eurness. with full authority to act in his interest. They had been on- the ground but a few hours when they clearly realized the jeopardy into which their client's interests had been thrown by Manager Daly. Creditors were assuming a threat ening air and foreseeing the possibility of: losing everything they quietly pro ceeded to have the Copper King Company declared bankrupt in order to antici pate any move. on the part of any creditor to secure preferment through the legal process of an attachment. — Departure Alarms Company's Creditors. - His sudden departure has now culminated in the bankruptcy proceedings and the prospects are that the mine will pass into other hands. f Among the creditors, not scheduled in the bankruptcy proceedings, but who will figure largely In the attempt to effect some kind of adjustment of the com pany's financial mlxup, are the Crocker-Woolworth National Bank, the Best Manufacturing Company and a local electrical concern, who have reason for regretting the day they rtrst had business contact with the erratic manager of the mining property, W. 11. Daly. The latter, after three years of fighting and quarreling with the employes of the mine, the local supply people, the banks and finally with the London stockholders, among thorn Frank Gardner and Sir Christopher Furness, the great ship magnate, quietly skipped out of town, for getting to settle his big bill at the Palace. corporation Into a state of bankruptcy. The petitioners are designated as "sundry creditors," whose credits to the Copper King Mining Company are stated to amount to "$500 or more," but in reality they stand to lose the greater part of $S5,G00 due them, for the fact is that the mining company's liabilities, as far as is known, amount to more. than $614,000, against which there stands In the way of assets property valued very liberally at $275,000. THE first steps toward concluding the meteoric career of W. H. Daly, late general manager of the Copper. King mine, and bringing to a crisis the affairs of the mining concern, were taken yesterday when a num ber of creditors petitioned the United States courts to throw the English "From these two perfectly obvious con clusions a third inevitably follows, if there Is a popular demand for Cleveland"* itturn to the Presidency strong: enough to force his nomination upon the Demo cratic convention that same popular de mand will be strong enough to insure his election, because the opposition to him !s strongest In his own party. Any movement sufficiently powerful to over come the greatest obstacle is not likely to be arrested by a lesser." "Two things are perfectly obvious with reference to the Cleveland third-term movement." said Cockran. "In the first ?,lacc he has already received an expres sion of popular confidence beyond that l-eslowed on any public man throughout the whole history of the United States; fecond. his nomination for the fourth Time. If accomplished, murt result from tn Imperative demand Fprir.s'.rg directly from the people. It cannot bo brought about by any manipulation of* political machinery, because the management of his party Is overwhelmingly hostile to him. EERLIN. May 29.-Bourke Cockran. who has arrived here from Egypt, said to-day that Cleveland would be elected iTesldent of the United States If nom inated. Fpee!al D!?petch to Th« C*IL W. H. Daly's* Mismanagement Carries Mine's Affairs Into Court of Bankruptcy. Cockran Predicts the Democrat's Success. MISSING MANAGER OF THE COPPER KING MINE AND THE BRITISH CAPITALIST WHO MAY SUFFER HEAVY LOSS THROUGH THE FORMER'S PECULIAR BUSINESS METHODS. "CLEVELAND NEEDS ONLY NOMINATION" Continued on Page 2, Column 1. Continued - on Page 2, Columns 4 and 5. ROME, May 29.— The automobile acci dent that happened to Mr. Meyer, the American Embassador, yesterday, was followed to-day by a similar accident -to Sir Frkncis Bertie, the British.Embassa dor. - While he was returning to Rome from "Albano the tank of his automobile exploded " and he and his cnauffeur were hurled" several yards. They were only shaken and scratched, but • the machine rendered useless.", , BRITISH EMBASSADt)R AT ROME IN A WRECK BAKER CITY, Or.. May 29.— h. e. Whitney and Thomas J. Clark, special postal detectives, are In the vicinity ."of Baker, City trying to ferret out the mys tery"surrounding .tie : theft of registered letters between this city and Cornucopia, 'fifty mlle3 distant on a star route. One of -¦ the stolen' letters was from the First National Bank in« ; this city and contained $S00. Another/ registered letter and a public; document-, are; also missing from' the same pouch. * Many letters containing money have been;missed in this vicinity recently. Detectives , of the Postal Service Are Investigating Several Mysteri ous Thefts in Oregon. REGISTERED LETTERS STOLEN FROM THE MAIL I Mrs. Dole, or Miss* Gallagher, as she prefers to call herself, is of statuesque figure and is a graceful dancer. She pos sesses, too. an excellent voice, and Mr. Shubert is confident that her rise will be rapid. She -will have the part of one of the "widows" soon and also a chance to understudy one of the principals. NEW YORK. May 29.— Eleanor Gal lagher, the divorced wife of Edmund P. Dole, the former Attorney General of Ha waii, and well known in San Francisco, where she was, formerly a schoolteacher, will' make her Btage debut Monday night in the chorus of "The Runaways'.' at the Casino Theater. - ' Divorced Wife of Former Hawaiian Attorney General to Go on the Stage.' ELEANOR GALLAGHER WILL BECOME A CHORUS GIRL It Is understood that the New York Herald*a > correspondent, Mr. Lucknow, has also* been expelled for sending his paper reports of which the German Gov ernment disapproved. The Neueste Nach rlchten suggests that the expulsion of the Berlin correspondent of the London Times would be a public benefit. LONDON, May CO.— A* dispatch to the Express from Berlin say3 that, William Stevens and John Meyers, Americans, have ¦' been arrested at Muelhausen and expelled from, Germany "In the public In terest." No details are given, but this phrase usually means that the persons expelled have committed some political offense. Authorities Order Men From the Country "in the Public * Interest." AMERICANS EXPELLED FROM KAISER'S DOMAIN -In front of the city postofflce Miss Roosevelt made a slight detour a3 she heard the clanging bells directly back of her, and in a moment a huge truck dashed by within a few inches of her auto. 'As she swung her machine back Into the center of the street a water tower truck from the same station came dashing along and again Miss Roosevelt ran her automobile out of the oourse of the plunging^horses. She guided her ma chine during' the* entire trip and showed great' skill',. and ¦ coolness in Its manage ment. Just after Miss Roosevelt had wheeled Into Pennsylvania avenue an alarm of ¦fire was rung in from a box further down the avenue. Miss Roosevelt continued on her way and was going at a rather mod erate pace when she found herself in the midst of fire engines, hook and ladder and water tower truck and vehicles of all sorts. Even. the sight of. an assistant en gineer of the fire department dashing by at a furious gallop did not disconcert her, however, and she guided the machine skillfully past all teams and obstacles in the way. \ In accordance with Miss Roosevelt's or der, the automobile waa brought to the White House at 9:30 by a chauffeur. The latter relinquished to Mis3 Roosevelt the driver's position on the left side of tbo machine and took his place on the right. Captain Cowlcs stepped into the rear cir cular seat, where there Is room for three persons when the^ door i3 closed. Miss Roosevelt's maid also got in and the trip down Pennsylvania avenue to the station was begun. The result was that she made her way down Pennsylvania avenue through a swirling array of fire engines and many other vehicles, with frightened horses on each side and In front and behind. Never once did she lose her nerve, although she was in great peril, and she finally landed at the station safe and sound. WASHINGTON. . May 29.— Miss Alice Roosevelt had an exciting experience in her new "red devil" automobile, which arrived at the White House this morning just SB she was about to take a train for New York. Instead or taking the ordi nary White House carriage for the Penn sylvania station. Miss Roosevelt insisted on having her first try in the new ma chine. Epeclal Dispatch to Th« CalL Exciting Eicle of Miss Roosevelt in an Auto. PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER IN PERILS PATH WASHINGTON, May 29. — Professor Alexander Graham Bell has given to the world the results of the first stage of his experiments with kites entered upon for the purpose of aiding, if possible, the so lution of the problem of aerial navigation without the lifting power of hydrogen gas. Professor Bell is not yet prepared to answer the question, "Shall we fly, after all?" in the affirmative, but he does answer in the affirmative the question, "If we are to fly, mJ^ we be able to fly when the air is calm as well as when a breeze is blowing?" Professor Bell conducted his Investiga tions, which extended over several years, at his summer laboratory- at Badeck, Cape Breton Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, where he was comparatively free from interruption, and he guarded his se crets welL There, every summer since 1S38, he has been at work flying kites of all sorts and sizes, carefully noting the work of different kites in all conditions of weather and bringing to his aid a trained scientific, equipment of mind.. ... ~ He made many wonderful , kites of dif ferent shapes and all flew well. He started with a box kite invented by Har grave of Australia, which can now be bought in any toy store. He soon passed from box formation to triangular forma tion and from triangular formation to the- tetrahedal formation, all the time holding to the main idea of getting a kite which would be capable of lifting a weight equivalent to a man and small engine, which would fly steadily In a strong breeze and which would combine lightness with strength. The importance of this achievement may be gathered from the statement that It will compel the revision of opinion by all scientists who accepted the conclusion of Professor Samuel Newcomb, made pub lic in 1901, that the construction of an aerial vehicle large enough to fly a man would have to be deferred until the dis covery of a new metal or a new*lorce, inasmuch as the weight of a kite made large enough for the purple increased more rapidly than the supporting surface and that a kite large and strong enough to support a man would be too heavy to fly. Special Dispatch to The Call. Professor Bell Sheds Light on Aerial Navigation Methods. Notable Work Record ed on the Nova Sco tia Coast. Results Achieved in Experiments Made Known. KITES GIVE NEW SECRETS TO SCIENCE ST. LOUIS, May 29.— An Indictment charging State Senator Frank H. Harris with bribery was returned by the St. Louis Grand Jury to-da.v.' • State Senator Indicted. YOKOHAMA, May 29.— The combined opposition parties defeated the Govern ment's followers In the Diet to-day. Two resolutions were passed demanding the fixing of the Ministerial responsibility In connection with the official scandals. Opposition Carries the Day. REDDING, May 29.— John Heyhal. who shot from ambush and killed William Morgan, a neighbor. Wednesday morning and escaped lynching for the crime only by the bravery of two young farmers who captured him, had evidently intend ed to kill six other men. Secreted In his cabin has been found a notebook in which he had recorded that seven men, all neighbors, were enemies of hi3 and that he intended to "fix them." Morgan, his victim, was among the seven. Heyhal Planned Wholesale Murder. George Feeley, Who Was Roughly Handled by Jim Jeffords, Passes Away. SAVANNAH, Ga., May 29.— George Feeley, the pugilist, who was Injured in a contest with Jim Jeffords Thursday night, died at St. Joseph's Hospital at 1:45 o'clock this morning. INJURIES IN A FIGHT CAUSE PUGILIST'S DEATH ANACONDA. Mont.. May 29.— Word was received from Frank, Alberta, N. W. T., that a horse buried in the mine at the time of Jthe great rockslide was found to day alive and In such condition that it may live. It was EO0O feet below the sur face, with no food, but plenty of water. It had lived thus more than a month. Animal Is Found Alive Far Below tha Rockslide WrecKage at Frank. HORSE LIVES ON WATER IN DEPTHS OF A MINE MANILA, May 29.— Following the seiz ure and examination of the books of th9 Democratic Union, the Government to day arrested President Dominadnor" Go mez on charges of misappropriation of funds, brigandage, fraudulent sales of stock and organizing an illegal associa tion. Over 100,000 pesos were collected in dues and contributions. The books show a deficit of 20,000 pesos. It is believed that part of the amount was stolen be fore Gomez was selected as president. The Government charges that part of the fund waa used to furnish arms and food to the insurgents of Rizal province. This, with correspondence with Guillermo and other leaders in the field, forms the basis of the briganadge charge. The union has a membership of 13,000, is closely affiliated with the Nationalist party and is strongly in sympathy with the insurgents. The arrest of Gomez has excited the natives and will increase the feeling of unrest In Manila, which has been disturbed lately by reports cf the landing of arms. The situation, however, is not serious. Numerous Charges Placed Against Dominadnor Gomez, President of Democratic Labor Union. FILIPINO POLITICAL LEADER IS ARRESTED She said she had found a box of rat poison in the pantry and the thought came to her to experiment with it on her benefactors and their guests. She put a portion of it in the icecream that was used on the strawberries, in the aspara gus and in the tea. She did ibis two days in succession, and said she enloyed the effects upon the victims so mucn after the first experiment that she repeated it the next day. LOS ANGELES, May 29.— Frank F. Ward, a contractor and wife and five vte ltcrs at the Ward home at 141 West Twenty-third street, ate strawberries and asparagus at dinner a few days ago and subsequently became violently 111. It de veloped to-day that Gladys Mallard, nn 11-year-old girl who^f the Wards had taken into their home out of sympathy for her homeless condition, had put pois on in the food. Seven persons who ato the poisoned food were seriously ill for several days, but are now out of danger. The Mallard girl to-day confessed to hav ing put poison in the- food. She said: "Yes. I did it. I wanted to see how peo ple act when they take poison." DROWNING OF CATTLE. Word was received there to-night that a rise of two feet wa- coming down the Republican River, and a rise of three feet down the Blue River. The river at Wamego is rising two inches an hour. Over 500 head of cattle have been* drowned and washed down the river. From Marion come3 the report that the Rock Island depot is flood ed and had to be abandoned late to night. Many square miles of country near Emporia are under water. ; Americus the river is four :*2et higher For six hours to-day the flood plowed like a river through Abilene, filling 200 cellars and driving loo families to places of refuge. The Rock Island, Union Pacific and Santa Fe tracks -re washed away, two lumber yards burned from the contact of lime with water, and several buildings col lapsed. Nearly all the business houses are flooded. Scores of people were rescued in boats to-day after, having spent a whole night in " the trees. .Merchants are all movinr their stock to higher places, but it is generally believed that the worst is over. Salina is isolated and cannot : this time be reached by wire. The Western Union Telegraph offic- in Salina has collapsed z. _ .o news can be sent out from there. At Lawrence the Kansas P.iver has continued to rise rapidly all day. - I in the last three hours I.as come up nearly three feet. The watr stands thirteen feet deep on the dam there and has caused the water works, elec tric light plant and brick factory to close down. At Marysville the water is the highest ever know:: and is gei.:ng higher. One hundred p. .,te at Wamego are homeless and had to be moved out ~of ""t!:tl- hou:--. in boats. In many places the water is up t-» the second-story windows. BIVEB THROUGH ABILENE, rOPEKA, Kans., May 29.— The high water at n o'clock to-night has surrounded the whole of North Topeka, and Hundreds of houses are inundate 1. People are moving out i m tH=4 part of the town as fast as possible and great distress prevails. At this time nearly 5000 people are homeless. It will be necessary for every inhabitant of the North Side to leave there by morning, and this will leave over 10,000 people without homes. The people, south of the river are trying hard to take care of the flood refugees. The Courthouse, State house and other buildings have been opened for their reception and a fund started for their relief. The water plant is being worked under great difficulty, and it is feared that by to morrow this will have to be aban doned. If this is the case the entire city will be without fire protection. Reports from VVamego and other points at the river report a great vol ume of v.-ater coming down this way. Wamego reports a rise of two feet in the Blue and three feet in the Repub lican rivers. This will -each Topeka by morning, -and the large Melan arch bridge will have great difficulty in holding its own. Cyclones Menace With Cloud* burstsi Poisoner Admits Her Guilt and Claims She Was Experimenting. Families Escape the Rushing v Torrent Seven Persons Taken •111, but. They Are Recovering. Los Angeles Family Has a Narrow Escape. YOUNG GIRL PUTS POISON IN THE FOOD SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1903. VOLUME Xcni-NO. 181. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.